iMPACT! Replay Rating, RAW, Heyman On Lesnar’s Debut

Ryan Clark


“The Sun” UK news site has conducted another interview with Paul Heyman. This time, Heyman talks about the first UFC fight of his former protoge, Brock Lesnar. Here are the highlights: Heyman says there is a lot more to come from the former WWE superstar. He said: â<80><9c>I loved the Lesnar and Mir fight. That was an awesome, exciting, crowd-heating spectacle. â<80><9c>Thatâ<80><99>s exactly what you want when you buy a UFC pay-per-view. Brock was great. Explosive, powerful, and his punches were violent and delivered with malicious intent.â<80> Lesnar was deducted a point by referee Steve Mazzagatti for striking his opponent on the back of the head, but Heyman says Mirâ<80><99>s experience was the key factor in earning him victory on the night. Heyman said: â<80><9c>Iâ<80><99>m surprised thereâ<80><99>s not been more controversy over Mazzagattiâ<80><99>s call to stop the fight because of the inadvertent punch to the back of the head. But thereâ<80><99>s no escaping what happened, and from my vantage point, the result would have been the same. Mir was ready for him…period. It was the story of the night. It happened with Marquardt and Horn. It happened to Sylvia. Lesnar left himself open for that moment and Mir saw it and got him. It was as good a 90 seconds as I have ever seen in the UFC. Brock showed he was for real, there was no denying it. He came in and had everyone believing he was going to beat a savvy, veteran cage fighter.

The 2/3 edition of AM Raw did a 0.7 cable rating.

UWF airing on ESPN Classic from 1/28 – 2/1 did a average rating of 0.017.

The 2/2 replay of last week’s episode of TNA iMPACT! did a 0.6 cable rating.

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