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Paul Heyman: Brock Lesnar would consider UFC return

Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar’s manager Paul Heyman says the former UFC champion would consider a return to the octagon if his situation changed with the WWE.

Lesnar signed a 3-year deal with the WWE in April 2012 and broke the Undertaker’s win streak at WrestleMania this year. If things weren’t going so well in the wrestling world, he’d be more inclined to check out the UFC again, Heyman says.

“If a change of circumstance happens, and it’s a no-brainer to get Brock back into the cage, I’m sure it’s something he would consider,” Heyman said on “The MMA Hour” via Bloody Elbow. “At this moment, it’s not a topic of conversation because things are going so well in WWE.”

If Lesnar ever did return to the UFC, he would have a long line of people who would want to challenge him. That line starts with Alistair Overeem, who beat Lesnar by TKO at UFC 141 on Dec. 30, 2011, and called out Brock earlier this year.

Lesnar has immense popularity and means big business and ratings for whichever organization of which he is a part. At 37 years old, it’s not realistic for him to continue much of a fighting career, but he certainly could fight once or twice before being too old.

Lesnar is scheduled to face John Cena in the headlining match at SummerSlam on Aug. 17 for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. He is 5-3 in his professional MMA career, which included a 4-fight win streak in which he rose to become the UFC heavyweight champion.

Previously: Dana White says Brock Lesnar is interested in UFC comeback

Batista says Brock Lesnar breaking Undertaker’s streak ‘made me sick’

Fan Undertaker reaction

Brock Lesnar took down The Undertaker at Wrestlemania earlier this year in one of the most shocking defeats in WWE history. Prior to losing to Lesnar, Undertaker had been 21-0 in his Wrestlemania career. Some fans were so upset by the outcome of the match that they walked out of the Louisiana Superdome. WWE superstar Dave “Batista” Bautista knows exactly how they felt.

During a recent interview with the Huffington Post, Batista ripped the decision to have Undertaker lose like he did.

“It sucked! Honestly, I thought it sucked,” Lesnar said. “I haven’t really talked much about it but I think it was a bad decision, a horrible decision. I don’t have any say in the matter but to me, watching as a fan, it made me sick.

“Brock Lesnar beating him didn’t seem to work and it really wasn’t good that Brock left the day after. I just don’t see how that made sense at all. I don’t think anyone wanted to see the streak broken and it just didn’t make sense to me.”

I think most wrestling fans would agree with Batista. Lesnar, a three-time WWE champion, has bounced between mixed martial arts and wrestling. While he has been wildly popular during his time in the WWE, he is hardly the same type of legend that the Undertaker is. The streak eventually ending made sense. Having Lesnar end it didn’t.

H/T What Culture

Daniel Bryan stopped burglar at his home with rear naked choke

Daniel Bryan Brie Bella

Daniel Bryan is the people’s champion for good reason: he is a badass.

Bryan thwarted a robbery attempt at his home by chasing away two burglars on Thursday and catching one of them.

Bryan and wife Brie Bella were coming home after Brie picked her husband up from the airport. Upon arriving at their home, they saw a door open inside and were concerned. Brie went inside to check on their dog, Josie, while Bryan spotted the men trying to flee out the back door and chased them. He successfully caught up to them and subdued one of the burglars — 22-year-old Cesar Sosa — using a rear naked choke hold.

“Fortunately he wasn’t in very good shape, so it didn’t take much. I put him in a rear naked choke. I didn’t want to hurt him, I just wanted to make sure he was subdued until the police could come,” Bryan said. “It took zero effort to take him down. Zero effort to put him in a rear naked choke.”

Sosa also had a felony warrant for burglary and kidnapping.

Bryan also says a neighbor called the police to report suspicious activity around the time of the robbery attempt.

[Related: MMA champ Jon Jones subdued robber before his fight]

“I got really angry at first,” Bryan said at a press conference. “You’d rather they steal your car than break into your home where it’s an invasion.”

Did the burglar recognize Bryan?

“I don’t think he’s a wrestling fan, no.

“We consider ourselves, given the circumstances, very fortunate people.”

Photo: Twitter/Daniel Bryan

The Rock won’t be going into MMA because he doesn’t like being punched in the face

The RockDwayne “The Rock” Johnson is doing promotional work for his movie “Hercules,” which debuts on Friday. One such promotional interview he did was with UFC.com, where he also talked about the world of MMA.

Though some famous wrestlers like Brock Lesnar have transitioned to MMA, The Rock says the combat sport is not for him.

“I used to hear that voice a few years back, then I remembered I don’t like getting punched in the face,” The Rock said in an interview with UFC.com. “Kidding aside, I have boundless respect for MMA and the discipline it takes to become a champion. The best way I can honor the warriors is through my support.”

As The Rock said, though he doesn’t see himself ever fighting, he still supports the sport. He had many complimentary things to say about women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, with whom he filmed “Fast & Furious 7.”

“Ronda is one of a kind. She’s a champion with world-class drive and work ethic. And to be able to do what she’s doing—the drive of being a champion and then balancing that with the drive of being equally as good on the big screen—that type of ambition requires capacity, and it’s so cool to see her achieve and move mountains.”

The Rock also has worked with Gina Carano on “Fast & Furious 6″, so he wasn’t about to make a prediction on their impending fight, saying that was too hard to do.

Everyone else knows that Rousey is the easy pick.

If you have plans to see The Rock’s new movie, make sure you read about the diet he maintained in order to get into shape for the movie. It was insane.

Nikki Bella has nip slip during RAW in Miami

Nikki Bella nip slip censored

Nikki Bella had a wardrobe malfunction and ended up with a nip slip on live TV during RAW on Monday night in Miami.

What’s ironic about the nip slip is that Nikki’s twin sister, Brie, had a nip slip during RAW almost exactly a year earlier. The difference between the two is that Nikki’s occurred while she was wrestling, while Brie’s happened while she was clapping and wearing a dress.

Uncensored photo below.

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Damien Sandow dresses as LeBron James for WWE RAW in Miami (Video)

Damien Sandow was at it again on Monday messing with the hometown fans about one of their basketball players.

Last month Sandow put on a Pacers jersey and blew in Big Show’s ear as a way of mocking what Lance Stephenson did to LeBron James in the playoffs. RAW happened to be in Indy that night, no surprise.

With RAW in Miami Monday, Sandow decided to play the heel role once again prior to his match with Bo Dallas.

Sandow dressed up in a LeBron James Miami Heat jersey, but he crossed the Miami out of the jersey and replaced it with Cleveland.

Damien Sandow LeBron James

Notice the touch with the black headband, too? Sandow goes all out with his skits and of course loves to throw salt in the wounds of fans.

WWE’s Lana makes tasteless reference to Malaysian flight (Video)

WWE-LanaWWE crossed the line with part of its script at Sunday’s “Battleground” event in Tampa, Fla. Before Alexander Rusev’s match against Jack Swagger, his so-called manager Lana took the microphone and began taunting the audience about blaming Russia for the “recent current events.”

Of course, Lana — who is played by American actress Catherine Joy Perry — was referring to Malaysian flight MH17. The commercial airliner was shot down over the Ukraine last week, and there has been speculation that Russia had a hand in bringing down the plane.

“You blame Russia for these recent current events when, in fact, you Americans should be scolded for your war warmongering in Afghanistan and Iraq,” Lana said. “You Americans should be insulted and afraid.”

Lana also said that Rusev was dedicating his match to Russian president Vladimir Putin.

“Tonight we dedicate this match to the most powerful man in the world,” she said. “Tonight we dedicate this match to the man that makes fools out of all of you Americans. He is my role model. He is my idol, the president of Russia.”

Wrestling is entertainment. Nearly 300 passengers and crew were killed when flight MH17 was shot out of the sky by a missile. There is nothing entertaining about that. WWE does a great job of playing up its heels and getting people to genuinely hate the villains, but how did a script like that ever get approved? That was a major mistake.

Video via NY Post