Various: Enzo Amore Update, ESPN/FOX UFC Deal? Greatest Rumble Card
Enzo Amore Social Media Update
It now has a bio message that says “T H A N K Y O U ☝🏼 believe half of what you see, and none of what you hear. www.lacedlips.shop”
He also deleted all his previous photos and posted an Instagram story with this quote:
ESPN and FOX Teaming Up for UFC TV Rights?
Variety has a story about ESPN and FOX teaming up to pitch a potential UFC TV rights bid. The report says that ESPN would pay $120-180 million per year to add up to 15 UFC events to its ESPN+ streaming service, while FOX would pay about $200 million for shows on FOX and FOX Sports 1.
FOX currently pays about $120 million a year for the UFC right now, but UFC’s parent company is seeking about $300-$400 million a year for its new deal.
WWE is also negotiating a TV deal at the same time and FOX has been named as a possible suitor. If FOX teams up with ESPN for the UFC deal, they would possibly have money left over to make a bid for both the UFC and WWE instead of just one or the other.
Greatest Royal Rumble Card
AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE Championship has been added to the Greatest Royal Rumble (April 27 in Saudi Arabia) card. Cedric Alexander’s potential opponent for his Cruiserweight title match will be decided in a gauntlet match that will happen Tuesday on 205 Live.
50-Man Royal Rumble Match
Announced competitors: Apollo, Baron Corbin, Big Show, Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt, Chad Gable, Chris Jericho, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Elias, Goldust, Kurt Angle, Mojo Rawley, Shelton Benjamin, Sin Cara, The New Day, Titus O’Neil
Universal Championship – Steel Cage Match
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns
AJ Styles (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
The Undertaker vs. Rusev
John Cena vs. Triple H
Intercontinental Championship – Ladder Match
Seth Rollins (c) vs. Finn Bálor vs. The Miz vs. Samoa Joe
United States Championship
Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Jinder Mahal
Raw Tag Team Championship
The Bar vs. Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt
SmackDown Tag Team Championship
The Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. The Usos
Cedric Alexander (c) vs. Winner of Gauntlet Match