Brock Lesnar to Bobby Lashley, wrestlers who have excelled outside WWE

first_img Written By First Published: 5th October, 2019 20:31 IST COMMENT Adil Khan LIVE TV Last Updated: 5th October, 2019 20:31 IST Brock Lesnar To Bobby Lashley, Wrestlers Who Have Excelled Outside WWE WWE: Professional wrestling sometimes takes over a wrestler’s life and they decide to leave the company and try something else. Here’s a list of wrestlers. Also Read l WWE: Brock Lesnar Defeats Kofi Kingston In Seconds To Win The TitleBobby LashleyBobby Lashley has done a lot outside the ring, he has previously won 3 NAIA championships, 4 NAIA All-American championships, 3 International Military Sports Council championship and many more. Apart from that, he has also won many wrestling championships while serving for the US Army, However, he was not able to represent his country at the Olympics as he was injured a few days before the event in a bank robbery.  After that, Lashley made his career in MMA, WWE and TNA. Though his MMA career was short-lived, he became the TNA champion numerous times. These days he is dominating the WWE ring with is raw power.Also Read l WWE SmackDown: Cain Velasquez Enters The Ring To Destroy Brock LesnarKurt AngleMany know about how legendary was Kurt Angle’s career in WWE, but only a few may know that he has done incredibly well outside the ring too. Before joining WWE, he won many awards in his amateur wrestling career. He is a 2-time NCAA Division-1 Heavyweight Wrestling Champion and a gold medallist in freestyle wrestling at 1995 World Wrestling Championships. But his is most noteworthy win apart from WWE championship title was winning a Gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the 1996 Summer Olympics.Also Read l WWE SmackDown Results, October 4: Winners, Grades And Other Details WATCH US LIVE Professional wrestling sometimes takes over a wrestler’s life and they decide to leave WWE and try something else. The biggest example of this is former WWE wrestler CM Punk who left WWE because of some conflict with WWE officials. CM Punk then decided to fight in Ultimate Fighting Champion (UFC) but lost his debut match, he then started making comic books, commentating at shows and movies. Though he has left WWE, he is still known to be one of the greatest WWE wrestlers and whenever he decides to come back, fans would welcome him with open arms. Apart from CM Punk, many WWE superstars have tried their luck in other areas.Also Read l WWE SmackDown: Braun Strowman Vs Tyson Fury, Will It Happen?Brock LesnarThe most known WWE wrestler to try in other sport is Brock Lesnar. The Beast has dominated both the WWE Ring and UFC Octagon in the past. Fans believe that Brock is one of the best crossover stars in the history of mixed martial arts. In his early days, Brock Lesnar won a lot of titles in WWE and later went on to become the Heavyweight Champion in UFC. Now that he has returned to WWE, he still performs at his highest level and still has a lot of fan following. Without a doubt, Brock Lesnar is the benchmark for all the future wrestlers who want to dominate either WWE or UFC or both. SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Arsenal fans descend on C.K Akonnor after he advised Thomas Partey not to join Gunners

first_imgFans of the North London club predictably took to social media to take on the Black Stars gaffer after he made those comments, asking why the Black Stars were chasing Gunners youngster Eddie Nketiah to represent Ghana, if Akonnor didn’t think Arsenal was good enough.Some went further to accuse C.K Akonnor, who once captained German Bundesliga side, Wolfsburg and the Black Stars, of jealousy.Others, however, commended the coach for his forthrightness on the matter.Take a look at some of the reactions below: Arsenal fans weren’t too happy with Black Stars head coach, Charles Kwablan Akonnor’s advice to midfielder Thomas Partey not to move to the Premier League club.Speaking on Starr FM on Wednesday night, Akonnor suggested that staying at Atletico Madrid might be the best thing for Partey, as he would be guaranteed Champions League football, unlike at Arsenal.“Honestly, I wouldn’t want him to move to Arsenal because, with Atletico, he will always play Champions League football. His position is guaranteed and he will always play. With Arsenal, I’m not too sure,” Akonnor said.“I’m sure money issues will come in, but I hope that whatever he asks for, Atletico will be able to pay.”Akonnor, who knew that his comments would not go down well with Gunners fans, remarking: “Arsenal fans will kill me.”Thomas ParteyAnd that has indeed proven to be the case.Arsenal have been pursuing a deal for the Ghanaian midfielder since January.The English club are reluctant to pay Partey’s €50m release clause and recently had an offer of £23m plus Matteo Guendouzi rejected by Atletico.More from Citi Sportslast_img read more

Six Nations 2019: England’s ‘remarkable’ depth softens Maro Itoje loss

first_img“This is no discredit to Maro because he’s an absolutely wonderful player and I love watching him, but where England are at the minute compared to other home nations is just the remarkable strength in depth,” Moody, speaking on behalf of Land Rover, told Omnisport.”Maro went off and you ended up with [number eight] Nathan Hughes playing in the second row. To bring Courtney Lawes on — he’s a world-class player, in any other side in the world he’d be starting and there’s also Joe Launchbury. “You’ve got four second-rows there that could start in any other team in the home nations, they are absolutely brilliant.”So, the amount of pressure coming on each and every player to perform week in and week out [is high] because the amount of players queueing up underneath them is remarkable.”As a coach that is exactly what you want, you don’t want players resting on their laurels thinking their place is assured, you want everyone thinking ‘Christ, if I don’t play well today I could potentially lose my spot.’ “And that just drives everyone’s performance and that’s why we’re seeing England play as they did at the weekend because it’s not just in the second row, it’s in the back row, the front row, fly-half, centres, wing, it’s just wonderful to watch at the minute and wonderful to watch Eddie Jones pick from virtually a fully fit squad.”Countdown to #LeCrunch #ENGvFRA #CarryThemHome  pic.twitter.com/IcSr79jzeE— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) February 6, 2019Powerhouses Manu Tuilagi and Billy Vunipola have seen their respective England careers marred by injuries in recent years, but both started in Dublin and Moody believes the duo make a huge difference to Jones’ side.”There’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that without Billy Vunipola, England are a different team,” he said.”I think the players he plays against, they know how dangerous he is and it’s not just the danger he poses of running over you as a defender, it’s getting past the gainline and being able to offload out of contact.”His presence creates space outside him because it attracts more defenders into the hit. It’s one thing trying to make the tackle [but] it’s another trying to stop the offload, all of a sudden that drags defenders in and creates space out wide for everyone else. “It’s the same case for Manu Tuilagi, you look at the opportunities created at the weekend and many of them were off the back of them two carrying the ball hard and creating space out wide in attack for others.”On the flip side in defense, look at some of the hits Manu put in. So many were just well timed and that’s what he can bring, that destructive power in the tackle in the centres. “It wasn’t just Manu or Bill on Saturday, you look at the defensive prowess across the board. The stat that blew me away at the weekend – the tackle count was quite equal – but it was the dominant hits, it was nearly 50 dominant hits, which is a crazy amount.”Normally you’re looking at 10 to 20 if you’re lucky. Nearly 50 in a game, you as a defender smashing the attacker back over his own gainline, that to me just says this is a proper team performance.”Lewis Moody is a Land Rover ambassador. Land Rover shares and understands the values of rugby. @LandRoverRugby England confirmed Tuesday that Itoje definitely will miss this weekend’s contest against France at Twickenham, while reports suggest he also will be out for the trip to Wales on Feb. 23.Itoje is expected to play a part in the closing rounds of the tournament and, in the meantime, Moody — a member of England’s victorious 2003 World Cup team — is sure the likes of George Kruis, Joe Launchbury and Courtney Lawes will fill the void. Related News Maro Itoje’s absence will not hit England too hard because of the “remarkable” depth at coach Eddie Jones’ disposal, Rugby World Cup winner Lewis Moody says.Itoje, considered one of the best locks in rugby, sustained a ligament injury to his right knee during the superb 32-20 opening-round Six Nations win Saturday against defending Grand Slam champion Ireland.center_img Six Nations 2019: Camille Chat replaces injured Julien Marchand (knee) for France Six Nations 2019: England forward Itoje (knee) to miss France clashlast_img read more