There’s no need for the WWE to wait on pulling the trigger on A.J. Styles any longer. In less than nine months with the company, Styles has proven why many consider him one of if not the best wrestler in the world at this moment. Styles has showcased his abilities with several topnotch matches against the likes of Chris Jericho, Roman Reigns and John Cena.
For a few short minutes it looked like New Mexico might be in trouble against South Dakota. Trailing 14-7 in the middle of the first quarter, UNM let a couple of mistakes – a fumble and a missed tackle – allow USD (0-1) to gain an upper hand. That score didn’t last long as the Lobos went on to score the next 28 points, taking control of a game that would end up being a 48-21 win Thursday night at University Stadium.
Maybe it’s finally time to end “Suplex City”. Brock Lesnar, one time NCAA heavyweight champion and former UFC heavyweight champion, has gone on a tear in WWE, virtually dominating every opponent he’s faced in the past couple of years.
The WWE Brand Extension coalesced nearly a month ago but the lasting impact is still being felt. A clear beneficiary of the brand extension was one Dolph Ziggler, a midcarder that was toiling around in the background before coming to the forefront of the main event scene for SmackDown just in time for SummerSlam. Ziggler will be facing off against WWE Champion Dean Ambrose for the title.
It’s finally happened. Any child that grew up in the 1990s can finally fulfill their dream and become a Pokémon Master. Maybe not in the most literal sense, but thanks to one of the hottest applications in recent memory Pokémon Go can give fans a little glimpse into what being a Pokémon trainer is like, in arguably the most realistic sense yet.
It doesn’t take much to see why many fans are upset over the newest adaptation of Berserk. After just one episode, fans of the long-running manga were crying foul over some of the stiffest and ugliest 3D animation seen in an anime. It seems that Berserk may never get a faithful anime adaption - or at least one with a decent budget.
Even in an alumni basketball game, there is no love lost between New Mexico and New Mexico State. The inaugural Battle of the Rio Grande Alumni match showcased plenty of the physical play and edginess that a regular season contest between UNM and NMSU usually has. UNM battled through the chippy play to claim a 102-97 victory over NMSU at WisePies Arena aka The Pit Saturday night.
Nevada cruised to the Mountain West tournament championship game with a 12-1 win over Air Force in seven innings Saturday at Santa Ana Star Field. The third-seeded Wolf Pack will play No. 2 seed New Mexico at 5 p.m. and will have to secure a victory to force a sudden death game for the tournament title Sunday afternoon. UNM already beat Nevada 3-0 on Wednesday.
Despite a late rally from sixth-seeded San Diego State, No. 3 Nevada held on to a 5-3 win Friday at Santa Ana Star Field to advance in the Mountain West tournament. With the win, the Wolf Pack will play No. 1 seed Fresno State at 3 p.m.
UNM's Alexa Chavez guards San Diego State's McKynzie Fort during the second half of the Mountain West Basketball Tournament quarterfinal game Tuesday evening at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The Lobos held off the Aztec to advance to Wednesday's semifinals.