Plenty to do during WWE WrestleMania Week in Orlando

WWE will host about 29 events in seven days in City Beautiful during WrestleMania Week Orlando. That’s amazing, but that’s not all. Other promotions and wrestling talent will be running fan fests, shows and parties during that time, when the world converges onto the host WrestleMania city/county. Here is a schedule of events during WrestleMania Week in Orlando from March 29-April 4.


Bellator Chael Sonnen discusses Tito Ortiz, WCW Power Plant

Bellator MMA fighter Chael Sonnen discusses his upcoming fight against Tito Ortiz, commentating Global Force Wrestling and training at the WCW Power Plant during a phone interview to promote Bellator 170: Ortiz vs. Sonnen. That event is Saturday, Jan. 21 from the beautifully renovated Forum in Inglewood, Calif. It will be broadcast live and free on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.


The Destroyer Dick Beyer wins PWI Stanley Weston Award

Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) named “The Destroyer” Dick Beyer the recipient of the 2016 Stanley Weston Award, the magazine’s lifetime achievement award. One of the most famous masked wrestlers in the world, Beyer is a sports icon, a former world champion and an integral player in the relationship between the worlds of U.S. and Japanese wrestling that has extended for generations. The award is named after Stanley Weston, the magazine’s founder. Past recipients include Ric Flair, Lou Thesz and Bruno Sammartino.


WWE Superstars team with The Jetsons for WWE: Robo-WrestleMania!

Everyone’s favorite futuristic family travels back in time to team with some of today’s biggest WWE Superstars in The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-Wrestlemania!. WWE Superstars Big Show, Alicia Fox, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Sheamus join George, Elroy and the rest of the Jetsons gang in order to save Orbit City from the wrestle-bot army in an all-new original movie. The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-Wrestlemania!, co-produced by WWE Studios, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, is $19.98/ $19.99 SRP, just in time for the excitement of this year’s Wrestlemania 33.


Spike TV, Bellator present “Countdown To Ortiz Vs Sonnen”

Spike TV and Bellator present “Countdown to Ortiz vs Sonnen,” a one-hour special celebrating one of the most anticipated fights of 2017. From the gym to each fighter’s homes, Spike’s cameras shadow Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen as they prepare for one of the biggest fight of their careers. The special airs on Friday, Jan. 13 at 11:15 p.m. ET/PT.


Kenny Omega, New Japan Wrestle Kingdom 11 on AXS TV

Finalized is the broadcast schedule for AXS TV’s four-part Wrestle Kingdom 11 television event. In anticipation of Friday, Jan. 13’s premiere of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Wrestle Kingdom 11 on AXS TV, there is a preview video featuring IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada and challenger Kenny Omega discussing their headlining match.


MMA, pro wrestling on FITE TV app with Jim Ross, SoCal Val

FITE TV is a product of Flipps Media and is a free mobile app that is a one-stop shop for viewing all sports within the fighting discipline globally including MMA, professional wrestling, boxing, and traditional martial arts. Also, SoCal Val’s Recap of the Week and Jim Ross’s Pick of the Week.


Azteca Jr., Matanza, Mundo on Lucha Underground on El Rey Network

“Lucha Underground” -- El Rey Network’s exhilarating, lucha libre wrestling series from Emmy Award-winning producer Mark Burnett, MGM, Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures -- is delivering an all-new, 40-episode, third season, which continues 8 p.m. ET/PT Wednesday, Jan. 11. This episode features El Dragon Azteca Jr., Monster Matanza Cueto, Johnny Mundo, The Mack, and more.


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Congress urged to provide more oversight to MMA community

Representatives from the mixed martial arts (MMA) community, including retired UFC champion Randy Couture and Rep. Jeff Dunham (R-Calif.), testified before Congress on Dec. 8 in favor of providing MMA fighters with more protections from promoters, more regulation of marketing, and standardized health and safety practices.
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Congress urged to provide more oversight to MMA community

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Muhammad Ali funeral: Thousands honor 'The Greatest' in Louisville

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The day Cassius Clay and The Beatles shared the ring

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