John Lineker On Not Making Weight, Justin Gabriel Breaks Ankles, TNA's Future

John Lineker and John Dodson

- John Lineker stated through a translator after beating John Dodson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 96 on Saturday night that he believes he should still get a title shot despite missing weight for the fight. He said it was a small mistake due to a scale problem. When asked to explain what happened, Lineker said he had already made weight and was trying not to lose anymore. The scale in his room read differently than the scale at the weigh-in and he didn’t have time to make it.

- Former WWE superstar Justin Gabriel broke both his ankles while base jumping on Saturday. World Wrestling Professionals, who Gabriel was scheduled to work for, announced the news with photos on their Facebook page. You can check out the aftermath at this link.

- WWE has released Tough Enough winner Sara Lee, according to a report by Pro Wrestling Sheet. She, along with Josh Bredl (who is still employed), won a $250,000 developmental contract for winning the reality competition last year. There are rumors that Lee is expecting a baby with Wesley Blake from NXT.

- UFC’s Josh Samman is in a coma fighting for his life after being found unresponsive in a South Florida apartment on Friday. The Tallahassee Democrat has more at this link.

- More regarding the future of TNA Wrestling is expected to be known after tonight’s Bound for Glory pay-per-view and later into the week during the next set of television tapings. The pay-per-view will go on as scheduled after an unknown third party funded the show and next week’s TV tapings, according to the New York Post. We still will not be covering the show as we no longer cover TNA on a show by show basis due to lack of interest.

- Rich Swann & No Way Jose and Bin Wang & HoHo Lun have been announced for the 16-tag team WWE NXT Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. The tournament now consists of the following teams:

* Andrade “Cien” Almas & Cedric Alexander
* NXT Tag Team Champions The Revival
* Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa
* Bobby Roode & Tye Dillinger
* Tino Sabbatelli & Riddick Moss
* Hideo Itami & Kota Ibushi
* The Bollywood Boyz
* TM-61
* Niko Bogojevic & Tucker Knight
* The Authors of Pain
* Rich Swann & No Way Jose
* Bin Wang & HoHo Lun

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