Shane McMahon was the person pushing hard for WWE and Pride to make a deal because he is a big MMA fan. In the early years of UFC, there was even talk of the WWF purchasing the group and having Shane run it. As it stands it now, it is very unlikely that WWE will bother doing anything with Pride, particularly since Bob Sapp would not be able to work as a wrestler full-time.
Condolences go out to WWE referee Marty Rubalcaba, whose father passed away last week.
The Modern Era Inductees for the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame this coming year are Ted DiBiase and Roddy Piper.
Former WrestleMania main eventer King Kong Bundy will be headlining the “All Out Mayhem” show in South Portland, ME at the Strive Center on 12/2.