UFC on FX Flyweight Tournament

UFC on FX – The Flyweights Cometh On Friday Night, March 2nd, the Octagon returned to the Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia for the second Fight Night on FX. Although Thiago Alves vs. Martin Kampmann was our advertised main event of the evening, most of the buzz around this event centered on the creation of […]

Return to Rio – A look at UFC 142

Saturday Night, January 14, 2012, the octagon returned to Brazil, the “birthplace of mixed martial arts,” for only the second time in almost 14 years. The last time the Ultimate Fighting Championship came to Rio de Janeiro, a little less than five months ago, we were treated to some of the best Brazil had to […]

The Legacy of Brock Lesner

Hello everyone and welcome to my debut column here at topropebelts.com. My name is Joe R. Beason, and for the foreseeable future, I will be here with you each and every week giving my views on some of the bigger stories of the week in Pro Wrestling and Mixed Martial Arts. I have been a […]

Because He is the Miz….

AND HE’S AWEEEESSSSSSOOOOOMMMMEEEEEE! A lot of people are up in arms that the Miz is the new WWE Champion.  They feel he didn’t pay enough dues, or put in enough time to become the Champ.  I personally have a different take on the situation because, as an interested observer, I tend to like it when […]

Thoughts on Survivor Series by Wil Riggs

So it was Sunday morning and we just had a great show at the Balch Springs Recreation Center in Balch Springs, Texas.  I was feeling good about the direction my Indy Pro Wrestling Company was going. So I made a few calls, invited over some of my close friends and decided we were going to […]

Wrestling & MMA Collide

All to often, the worlds of professional wrestling and MMA collide in the most peculiar ways.  A couple of months ago, after a huge wrestling show in Fort Smith, Arkansas, some fellow workers and I were enjoying  some after show brews and wings at Hooters.  It just so happens that we had the WWE Hall […]

You are either Nexus or Against Us! by Wil Riggs

You are either Nexus or Against Us! That’s what they say, anyway.  But I am beginning to really enjoy this whole storyline.  WWE has FINALLY realized that younger talent needs to be brought along to help push the product to new heights.  With the Undertaker likely only having a year or two at the most […]

Gone But Not Forgotten by Wil Riggs

Now that I have had the weekend to digest and reflect on the career, life and legacy of General Skandor Akbar, or Ak as those of us in the business call him, I can calmly, and less emotionally write about what he meant to me.

Support Your Local Indy Wrestling Association – Wil Riggs

It’s hard to believe that just 25 short years ago, Dallas, Texas was the Mecca of professional wrestling by the small crowds we see at indy shows today.  The Sportatorium would rock and roll so loud that you could hear the crowd from the highway as you drove by it.  Thousands of people would turn […]