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  • Body Slam This! Ancient Wrestling Match Was Fixed

    04/17/2014 3:15:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    Live Science ^ | April 16, 2014 | Owen Jarus
    ...The contract includes a clause that Demetrius is still to be paid if the judges realize the match is fixed and refuse to reward Nicantinous the win. If "the crown is reserved as sacred, (we) are not to institute proceedings against him about these things," the contract reads. It also says that if Demetrius reneges on the deal, and wins the match anyway, then "you are of necessity to pay as penalty to my [same] son on account of wrongdoing three talents of silver of old coinage without any delay or inventive argument." The translator of the text, Dominic Rathbone,...
  • WWE The Ultimate Warrior has died at age 54

    04/08/2014 9:32:59 PM PDT · by Gigantor · 64 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/9/2014 | Self
    WWE Wrestler The Ultimate Warrior has died.
  • Quebec wrestler Maurice 'Mad Dog' Vachon dies at 84

    11/21/2013 12:50:42 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 32 replies
    CBC ^ | 11-21-13 | CBC news
    Maurice “Mad Dog” Vachon, one of Quebec’s biggest wrestling icons, died in his sleep Thursday morning in Omaha, Nebraska. He was 84. Originally from Ville-Émard, Vachon’s professional wrestling career was built on his unorthodox style, his legendary beard and his bad temper. “He’s the best-known Quebec wrestler outside of Quebec. A legend,” says Pat Laprade, the author of a book on wrestling in the province. Vachon participated in the 1948 London Olympics, where he finished 7th. In the 1960s, his career as a heavyweight wrestler took off after being recruited to the American Wrestling Association. He was the AWA’s World...
  • Pro wrestler tells traditional marriage supporters: ‘Kill yourself,’ ‘Drink bleach’

    05/10/2012 7:56:22 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 61 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9 May 2012 | Ben Johnson
    STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT, May 9, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – WWE wrestling superstar C.M. Punk strikes an aggressive pose inside the ring, but it seems he saved his hardest blows for supporters of the traditional family. On Monday, the grappler told his Twitter followers he opposed North Carolina’s constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, which passed in a landslide on Tuesday. One of his followers responded, “Man was meant for woman, and even the thought of homo’s make me sick.” Punk then replied, “Kill yourself.” He told another supporter of the nuclear family to “drink...
  • Rev. Al Sharpton Issues Statement Explaining Why He Is Hosting WWE Raw

    09/27/2009 8:26:11 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 14 replies · 909+ views
    411mania ^ | 25 September 2009
    Rev. Al Sharpton Issues Statement Explaining Why He Is Hosting WWE Raw Newsday's Alfonso Castillo recently contacted Rev. Al Sharpton, in regards to his guest host spot on Raw. His spokeswoman responded with the following comment… "In order to raise awareness and actually do something about the devastating achievement gap in education between kids of color and their white peers the viewership of WWE events is precisely the group of people who need to be reached and involved. Reverend Sharpton has stated repeatedly that all of us must take extraordinary steps to reverse the current trend in education and that...
  • Pro wrestler found dead in Tampa apartment

    03/14/2009 1:55:43 PM PDT · by Justaham · 18 replies · 1,800+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 3-14-09 | Alex Marvez
    Andrew "Test" Martin, a World Wrestling Entertainment star from earlier this decade, was found dead in his Tampa, Fla., apartment Friday night. He was 33 years old. The cause of death wasn't immediately known, the Tampa Tribune reported. Martin worked for WWE from 1998 to 2004 and 2006 to 2007. Martin was thrust into a prominent position from the onset because of his size and muscularity, with the "Test" nickname being short for "testosterone."
  • Farm Cancels Pig Wrestling (Pigs lose out)

    10/04/2008 7:01:02 PM PDT · by incredulous joe · 10 replies · 822+ views
    Carroll County Times ^ | October 4, 2008 | Carrie Ann Knauer
    Owners of an Upperco farm that had introduced Maryland to pig mud wrestling at their farm stand have decided to cancel the event after just one week of competition. Stan Dabkowski said that while last Saturday’s event had a great turnout, he has received numerous threatening phone calls and complaints from animal rights activists who disagree with the practice. Dabkowski said he does not believe the 90-second round between four people and a pig in a muddy pen was dangerous or cruel to the animal, but he decided the negative reaction was not worth the effort. As a result, the...
  • Wrestling legend Killer Kowalski passes away

    08/30/2008 2:59:50 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 43 replies · 281+ views
    411mania ^ | 30 August 2008
    Killer Kowalski Passes Away Walter "Killer" Kowalski passed away early this morning. Kowalski had been taken off life support two weeks ago. He suffered a massive heart attack back on August 8th.
  • WWE: Vince Wanted Incest Angle with Stephanie

    08/17/2006 10:18:11 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 28 replies · 2,741+ views
    411mania ^ | 17 August 2006
    The new McMahons DVD features commentary from Stephanie McMahon where she says that she had to nix potential incest angles. According to her, Vince wanted himself to be revealed as the father of her baby and when she said no, he pushed for Shane to be revealed as the father. She turned that idea down also. She also said no to Vince's idea that her wedding to Triple H be aired on PPV. Credit: PWInsider.com
  • Jesse Ventura for President? (and other pre-Wrestlemania XX notes)

    03/14/2004 1:43:39 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 21 replies · 501+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 14 March 2004 | Jim Varsallone
    Ventura for President? BY JIM VARSALLONENEW YORK CITY - Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan stole the show Saturday night, but Jesse 'The Body' Ventura's reference to the 2008 Presidential election opened many eyes near the end of a long evening during the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame induction ceremony.After being introduced by his son in the Grand Ballroom at the Hilton in Times Square, Ventura discussed his pro wrestling career, and how being involved in wrestling [quick on your feet, sharp, good mic skills] helped him make the transition to politics -- where he shocked the world by winning the...
  • Former wrestler charged with attempted murder of ex-girlfriend (Dirty Dick Slater)

    12/29/2003 3:17:15 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 11 replies · 238+ views
    Former wrestler charged with attempted murder of ex-girlfriend The Associated Press LARGO, Fla. -- A former professional wrestler was arrested on a charge of attempted murder because authorities said he stabbed his ex-girlfriend three times. Richard "Dirty Dick" Slater, 52, used a kitchen knife with an 8-inch blade to stab Theresa Halbert, 41, at her home Saturday afternoon, police Sgt. George Edmiston said. Halbert was briefly hospitalized for stab wounds to an arm, leg and back before she was released. At the time of the stabbing, Slater was moving the last of his possessions out of the house after he...
  • WrestleMania XVIII--LIVE FROM TORONTO

    03/17/2002 3:45:19 PM PST · by Bella_Bru · 238 replies · 623+ views
    WWF and PayPerView ^ | 03/17/02 | Me and StoneColdGOP
    On the card for today: Hollywood Hulk Hogan vs. The Rock Two icons in sports entertainment will battle it out on March 17 to determine who is the greatest superstar of all time. Hollywood Hulk Hogan will go one-on-one with the Great One at WrestleMania X8, and you can rest assured that it will go down as a monumental event in sports-entertainment history! Undisputed Championship - Triple H vs. Chris Jericho On the Feb. 18 episode of RAW, Triple H regained his status as the No. 1 contender for Chris Jericho's Undisputed Federation Championship. After coming back from a major...