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  • A man tried to tackle wrestling champion Bret Hart during his WWE Hall of Fame speech

    04/07/2019 11:03:00 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 12:49 PM ET, Sun April 7, 2019 | Madeline Holcombe and Christina Maxouris, CNN
    Hart was on stage with his niece, Natalya, Neidhart's daughter and also a WWE wrestler, who also fell to the ring floor as Madsen tackled Hart. [cut] "I'm so proud of my uncle @BretHart tonight during our HOF ceremony," Natalya tweeted after the event. "Bret is a cancer survivor, a stroke survivor and one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. He didn't deserve to be attacked or have his moment or my dad's diminished. We got it back on track. Thank you, guys." Security held Madsen down until police arrived and arrested him. A security guard suffered minor injuries,...
  • Chris “King Kong Bundy” Pallies passes away at 61

    03/05/2019 3:38:46 AM PST · by massmike · 25 replies ^ | 03/05/2019 | John Pollock
    The news was reported late Monday night that Chris Pallies, who was more recognizable under the moniker “King Kong Bundy” passed away on Monday at the age 61. He was a product of The Monster Factory in New Jersey and trained by Larry Sharpe, beginning his career in 1981 and working under several ring names, including Chris Canyon and Chris Cannon. He would adopt the “Bundy” surname when he traveled to Texas and worked for World Class Championship Wrestling. In June 1982, Bundy headlined at Texas Stadium in Fritz Von Erich’s retirement match with Von Erich defeating Bundy in a...
  • Sumo wrestlers told beards have to go

    03/01/2019 1:52:38 AM PST · by Enterprise · 10 replies ^ | FEBRUARY 27, 2019 | Unknown
    In a blow for fans of sporting stubble, Japanese sumo officials have shown their razor sharp intent by banning wrestlers from growing beards.A number of superstitious sumo wrestlers choose not to shave their beards during competition, believing that such a move would bring about bad luck. But in a sweeping new move that has also outlawed tattoos and long nails, the sport’s authorities have declared that any failure to adhere to the new rules will leave wrestlers a whisker away from trouble.
  • WWE Hall of Famer Pedro Morales has passed away

    02/12/2019 1:55:27 PM PST · by massmike · 11 replies
    Wrestling ^ | 02/12/2019 | Paul Davis
    We are sad to report that former WWWF Champion Pedro Morales has passed away at 76 after battling health issues for several years, including Parkinson’s disease. The news broke via Hugo Savinovich. In addition to being a former WWF World Heavyweight Champion, he is also a former Tag Team and Intercontinental Champion which would make him the first Triple Crown winner in company history.
  • Les Thornton dead at 84 (professional wrestler)

    02/03/2019 2:06:19 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    CANOE -- Slam! Sports - Wrestling ^ | February 3, 2019 | Greg Oliver
    The well-traveled Les Thornton, former NWA World junior heavyweight champion, has died. He was 84 years old. His wife, Terry, posted the news Facebook: "It is with great sadness we share that Les Thornton peacefully took his leave on February 1, 2019 at 11:15 am, with his devoted wife, Terry at his side." ... Born in Salford, England, Thornton put in 34 years into the pro wrestling business. "I broke in the business in 1957 and I didn't come to the States until 1970," he told this writer in 2004. Previous to that, he played professional rugby for 12 years....
  • High school to skip events officiated by referee who told wrestler to cut dreadlocks

    12/27/2018 10:30:35 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 32 replies
    MSN Sports ^ | 12/27/2018 | Michael Frankel
    BUENA, N.J. -- A New Jersey school district says its wrestling team will no longer compete in events officiated by a referee who told a wrestler to lose his dreadlocks or forfeit his bout. The announcement came during an emergency meeting held Wednesday with the Buena Regional school board and members of the community. The groups that assign referees have already said they wouldn't assign the ref until further notice. Buena Regional High School wrestler Andrew Johnson had his dreadlocks cut minutes before his match on Dec. 19. Johnson, who is black, had a cover over his hair, but referee...
  • WWE Announces Larry 'The Axe' Hennig Has Died at Age 82

    12/06/2018 6:17:01 PM PST · by massmike · 3 replies ^ | 12/06/2018 | Joseph Zucker
    Wrestling legend Larry "The Axe" Hennig died at age 82, WWE confirmed Thursday. According to WWE, Hennig suffered from a lengthy illness as well as kidney failure. Hennig is a legend in his own right as a result of his time with the American Wrestling Association, where he was a four-time tag team champion. His bigger legacy, though, came as the patriarch of the Hennig wrestling family, which includes (grandson Curtis) Axel and Axel's father, "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig. According to the Internet Wrestling Database, Hennig last wrestled for the AWA in 1985, teaming with Mr. Perfect in a losing...
  • Pro Wrestling - New Villain is SJW-Verbiage Spewing, Male Feminist Vegan

    12/05/2018 9:25:35 AM PST · by gaijin · 18 replies
    Twitter ^ | Dec. 4th, 2018 | twitter
    Daniel Bryan: "I hope my daughter kicks as many men in the groin as possible..! I hope she kicks every man consuming water out of plastic bottles..! And I see your evil eating of unsustainable chicken..! You're a horrible human being and you should be ashamed of yourself..!" We've had The Undertaker, The Sheik, Rowdy Rody Piper, etc. Now, there's THIS new SJW wrestler guy, who seems to have a winning formula. See his 45-second ringside rant, you don't have to be a pro-wresting fan (I'm not). I'm relieved we can joke about this, I hope wrestling fans won't...
  • ARABIAN JEWEL? Has WWE Crown Jewel been axed and what has been said about the Saudi Arabia event?

    10/18/2018 8:57:42 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | 10-18-2018 | Adam Storer
    The wrestling event was set to be another highlight for Vince McMahon - but has been cancelled after ongoing issues in the Middle East WWE Crown Jewel was set to be another blockbuster event in Saudi Arabia - following the Greatest Royal Rumble in April. That show was as part of a new 10-year deal with the Middle Eastern nation, only for their very next event to be cancelled. Has WWE Crown Jewel been axed? According to reports, the event is set to be cancelled - in Saudi Arabia at least anyway. The Middle Eastern country has been embroiled in...
  • Don Leo Jonathan dead at 87 (all-time great professional wrestler)

    10/14/2018 10:18:24 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    CANOE -- Slam! Sports - Wrestling ^ | October 14, 2018 | Greg Oliver
    Don Leo Delaun Heaton, better known to the pro wrestling world as "The Mormon Giant" Don Leo Jonathan, has died. He was 87 years old. At the end of August, Heaton was admitted to a hospital in British Columbia, and never left. Throughout his lengthy career, Don Leo Jonathan was one of the top wrestlers in the world, period. At 6-foot-6, at usually 280-320 pounds, he was both hulking, but also fast and agile, able to do a nip-up. Contrasting his size was his voice, which was squeaky and high-pitched, yet measured and thoughtful, menacing when it needed to be,...

    10/06/2018 9:29:58 PM PDT · by BEJ · 9 replies
    Now that the Kavanaugh appointment is done and we have victory, we have to turn to more serious issues like, "Can we beat the Russians at Bear Wrestling?" The Russians are military and very friendly (they shake hands with everyone while wrestling). This bear wrestling warms my heart... and the bear enjoys it too.
  • WWE Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff Dies at 70

    07/29/2018 3:50:00 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 22 replies ^ | July 29, 2018 | CaliforniaCraftBeer
    Volkoff began wrestling in 1967 and embarked on a career that lasted nearly 40 years. He spent the bulk of his time in the WWF and World Wide Wrestling Federation, Vince McMahon Sr.'s precursor to the WWF. He also spent time with the American Wrestling Association in the 1970s. Volkoff and The Sheik were one of the premier heel tag teams of the 1980s under the management of Classy Freddie Blassie. The pair won the WWF Tag Team Championship once before breaking up. Volkoff later teamed with Boris Zukhov as part of The Bolsheviks for the remainder of the 1980s before leaving the company in 1990....
  • Powerful GOP Rep. Jim Jordan accused of turning blind eye to sexual abuse as OSU wrestling coach

    07/03/2018 12:30:59 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 124 replies
    NBC ^ | Jul 3, 2018 | Corky Siemaszko
    Full Title: Powerful GOP Rep. Jim Jordan accused of turning blind eye to sexual abuse as Ohio State wrestling coach Rep. Jim Jordan, the powerful Republican congressman from Ohio, is being accused by former wrestlers he coached more than two decades ago at Ohio State University of failing to stop the team doctor from molesting them and other students. The university announced in April that it was investigating accusations that Dr. Richard Strauss, who died in 2005, abused team members when he was the team doctor from the mid-1970s to late 1990s. Jordan, who was assistant wrestling coach at the...
  • WWE star Vader dead at age 63 after losing two-year long battle with congestive heart failure

    06/20/2018 11:17:40 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 20, 2018 | Jessica Finn
    Retired WWE star Big Van Vader, or just Vader, has died at 63-years-old after a long two-year battle with congestive heart failure. His son Jesse Allen White, who briefly followed in his wrestling footsteps with the WWE, took to Twitter to confirm his legendary father's passing Monday night. 'Around a month ago my father was diagnosed with a severe case of Pneumonia. He fought extremely hard and clinically was making progress. Unfortunately, on Monday night his heart had enough and it was his time,' White, who wrestled under the name Jake Carter, wrote.
  • Mid-Atlantic wrestling great Paul Jones dies at 75

    04/18/2018 8:12:12 PM PDT · by massmike · 17 replies ^ | 04/18/2018 | MIKE MOONEYHAM
    “No. 1” Paul Jones, one of the most popular stars in the Mid-Atlantic wrestling territory during the ‘60s and ‘70s, passed away earlier this week near his home in Atlanta at the age of 76. Jones, whose real name was Paul Frederik, enjoyed phenomenal success in the Carolinas and Virginia, Georgia and Florida, where he was the only wrestler to simultaneously hold that state’s two major titles, the Florida heavyweight championship and the Southern heavyweight title. He won the Florida title belt four times and the Florida TV title twice. He also held the Georgia heavyweight title. Jones achieved legendary...
  • Wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino dies at 82

    04/18/2018 9:03:45 AM PDT · by TexasGurl24 · 22 replies ^ | 04/18/2018 | Tribune-Review
    Professional wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino has died at 82, WWE announced Wednesday. A sickly, malnourished immigrant boy when he first came to America, Sammartino transformed himself into one of the strongest men in the world, winning the respect and love of legions of immigrants who found hope in his message that hard work brings reward. “You just knew this guy was a nobody,” said Marty Lazzaro, a fan as a kid who became Sammartino's friend and spokesman in adulthood. “But he came here, worked hard, got big and strong and made something of himself. These people weren't just rooting for...
  • Ronda Rousey joining WWE to perform as full-time pro wrestler

    01/29/2018 10:00:03 AM PST · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 29, 2017 | Tim Fiorvanti
    Trailblazing UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has agreed to terms with WWE to perform for the company as a full-time professional wrestler. Rousey made a surprise appearance at the WWE's Royal Rumble pay-per-view in Philadelphia on Sunday night. After the conclusion of the first-ever women's Royal Rumble match, Rousey emerged and shocked the crowd. "This is my life now. First priority on my timeline for the next several years. This is not a smash-and-grab; this is not a publicity stunt," Rousey told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne of her decision to join WWE. "When I first met with Triple H, I...
  • High school girls take the mat with the boys

    01/21/2018 4:12:25 AM PST · by SandRat · 63 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Lauren Renteria
    SIERRA VISTA — For years, wrestling was always seen as a men’s sport. But that’s no longer the case. Girls across Cochise County are breaking that stereotype one half nelson at a time — and doing it well. Lyla Pacheco is a freshman at Buena High School and a junior varsity team member on the school’s wrestling squad. She is one of three girls on a team made up of more than 50 players. Though she’s a freshman, Pacheco is no newcomer to the sport. She started her wrestling career in junior high school because she said she wanted to...
  • Boxer vs Wrestler

    12/06/2017 8:15:50 AM PST · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Taking a break from gun stuff, lets talk about pugilist sports. Before UFC and MMA was conceived the debate of a boxer vs a wrestler have been talked about for a long time. Fight fans from boxing and wrestling have always talked about pitting their favorite athletes against the other. Even thugs out on the streets corner would talk about how a good old right cross would take out any wrestler. On the other side a powerful suplex would rock the boxers world. In the past there were promotions at the sports professional level to settle this debate, however, most...
  • Ric Flair Slept with More than 10,000 Women, and Five More Facts from His '30 for 30' Documentary

    11/08/2017 1:39:08 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 66 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 11/8/17 | Tim Marcin
    He's the "Rolex wearin', diamond ring wearin', kiss stealin' (WOO!), wheelin'-dealin', jet flyin' son of a gun [who's] having a hard time holding this alligators down." That's Ric Flair, in his own words. The retired professional wrestler, who used the moniker "The Nature Boy," is one of the most popular of all time (and easily the most entertaining of the '80s). On Tuesday, he was the subject of the highly anticipated 30 for 30 documentary on ESPN.