Former Smackdown Commentator Rich Brennan Speculates WME-IMG Might Buy WWE; Offers Unique Post-SummerSlam Brock Booking Idea

WrestleZone proudly presented the latest episode of our signature daily pro wrestling news podcast, WZ Daily, earlier this morning.

Today’s episode of WZ Daily is hosted by Nick Hausman and features former WWE Smackdown Commentator & The JJ Dillon Show’s Rich Brennan (aka Rich Bocchini) as his co-host.

You can find some of Rich’s comments transcribed below:

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On Jon Jones calling out Brock Lesnar after his UFC 214 win and The Rock attending UFC 214:

RB: I am looking more big picture. Is this the beginning of a major play for WME-IMG? It’s been talked about and, you know, they’ve made overtures towards buying WWE before. At least it’s been talked about. I wonder if this is the beginning of that. We have heard that it’s a possibility that Vince wants to divest. That’s been talked about. It makes me think.

On what WWE may do with the WWE Universal Championship now that Brock may be eyeing a return to UFC:

RB: I go back to 4-5 years ago to “The Summer of Punk.” There was this talk that he was leaving and then he wound up winning the title. There was the question kind of built into the storyline where he took off and you wondered if he was going to show up in Ring of Honor or somewhere else with the WWE title. To me it adds a little bit of intrigue to this. Imagine with Brock that his contract ends and, kayfabe, he’s out of a contract but he’s still the champion and you build that into the storyline. Who knows what they windup doing with UFC? Maybe there is a tie-in with that. I feel like it all ties together in a way and if there is this bigger scheme maybe it does tie-in to SummerSlam or a future show. The idea that, “Oh, he’s leaving, let’s take the title off of him.” That seems like the obvious thing. They’ve surprised us before. I go back to that whole thing with Punk a couple years ago and that was probably one of the better things they’ve done in the past 4-5 years.

NH: You’re saying they could double down and instead of taking the belt off of him they could keep the belt on him? Why not have Brock Lesnar enter a UFC octagon wearing the WWE Universal Championship?

RB: Right.

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Today’s episode of WZ Daily is hosted by Nick Hausman and features former WWE Smackdown Commentator Rich Brennan (aka Rich Bocchini) as his co-host.

The pro wrestling news topics from the last twenty-four hours that Nick & Rich discuss include:

  • Jon Jones calling out Brock Lesnar after his UFC 214 victory over Daniel Cormier for the UFC Lightweight Championship
  • What WWE’s plans may be for the WWE Universal Championship at SummerSlam and beyond
  • WWE possibly brining back Taboo Tuesday
  • The latest on Chris Jericho and The Great Khali’s WWE statuses
  • Curt Hawkins‘ 100th WWE loss in a row

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