WWE News: WrestleMania 26 to be challenged by UFC 111, which will air on PPV the night before

Posted in: WWE News, MMA / UFC News
By By Rich Twilling
Dec 16, 2009 - 02:08 PM

In what many could consider an unprecedented event, UFC 111 will air live on pay-per-view one day before WrestleMania 26. While Vince McMahon has publicly stated in the past that UFC is not a direct threat (this article even stated he said there is only a four percent crossover), this has to be a big concern. Beyond that, the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight will take place on March 13th. To read the U.K. Sun article, click here.

Twill's Two Cents: I wonder if the Shawn Michaels challenge to The Undertaker was a way for WWE to really kick off their WrestleMania push. Boxing and MMA are not wrestling, but they are similar genres, so Mania could take a hit here, especially since the Pacquiao fight will probably be the highest grossing boxing pay-per-view ever. Hopefully WWE takes the road to WrestleMania seriously.

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