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  • 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 · 63 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.
  • Wrestling’s new greatest villain: “The Progressive Liberal”

    06/29/2017 11:18:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 29, 2017 | Allahpundit
    To cleanse the palate, how did it take until 2017 for pro (or semi-pro) wrestling to come up with a sneering leftist as a heel? Half the fun of following the WWF in the 1980s was booing Nikolai Volkoff and the Iron Sheik. If last year’s election proved anything, it’s that condescending uncharismatic liberals are the villains everyone of this era loves to hate. Even so, I was going to slam this guy for not doing nearly enough to embrace the caricature — where’s the hipster beard? — until I read this and discovered … he really is a...
  • Wrestling's new villain named himself ‘Progressive Liberal.’ Hillary’s on his shirt.

    06/28/2017 8:47:58 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/28/2017 | Travis M. Andrews
    It was a strange sight, even for the “sport” of professional wrestling. A wrestler holding a microphone faced an Appalachian crowd before a match and began unleashing a torrent of insults, the nature of which seemed out of place at a pro wrestling tournament. “I understand now why you all identify with country music. It’s slow and it’s simple and it’s boring, just like each and every one of you.” As the crowd grew increasing hostile, the wrestler’s remarks became more politically tinged. “You know what, I think Bernie Sanders would make a great secretary of state.” “I want to...
  • Wrestling’s new villain calls himself ‘Progressive Liberal.’ Hillary’s on his shirt.

    06/28/2017 3:42:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    **SNIP** His shtick is simple. He plays a smug liberal elitist who lectures the audience on political matters. His enemies are “Fox News maggots.” His fictional character hails from Washington, D.C. His wrestling shorts bear a donkey. He insults his fans’ Appalachian accents, correcting them — “Do you live in a holler? No, you live in a hollow.” He even calls his finishing signature wrestling move the “Liberal Agenda.” In one promo video, he wore a shirt patterned with dozens of photos of Hillary Clinton’s face, patched together in a strange collage, and he addressed AMW’s fans: “You people need...
  • Watch: Patriots’ Gronkowski Jumps Into WrestleMania 33 Ring

    04/03/2017 10:19:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 3, 2017 | Trent Baker
    New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski made an appearance at Sunday’s WrestleMania 33. Gronkowski jumped into the ring after Jinder Mahal threw a drink at him while he was in the stands cheering on his friend Mojo Rawley during the 4th annual Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
  • Euless Trinity Transgender Wrestler Mack Beggs Wins State Championship (Texas)

    02/26/2017 8:47:41 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Feb 26, 2017 | Kristie Rieken
    The family of Mack Beggs has said he would rather be wrestling boys, but state policy calls for students to wrestle against the gender listed on their birth certificatesA 17-year-old transgender boy completed an undefeated season Saturday by winning a controversial Texas state girls wrestling title in an event clouded by criticism from those who believe the testosterone he's taking as he transitions from female to male created an unfair advantage. The family of Mack Beggs has said he would rather be wrestling boys, but state policy calls for students to wrestle against the gender listed on their birth certificates....
  • Parent Sues Over Transgendered Wrestler Competing With Girls

    02/22/2017 4:22:33 PM PST · by NYer · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 22, 2017
    A parent of a wrestler in Texas filed a lawsuit against a transgender teen to prevent him from wrestling against girls in competitions.Attorney Jim Baudhuin, a parent of a wrestler on an opposing team, argued 17-year-old Mack Beggs should not be allowed to compete with girls, reports Fox 4 News.Beggs, a transgender student at Euless Trinity High School, is in the process of transitioning from female to male. Beggs takes testosterone as part of his transition.The lawsuit argues that Beggs’s presence brings “imminent threat of bodily harm” to the girls competing against him. The lawsuit also maintains that “somewhere in the process of reviewing...
  • Transgender teen wins regional wrestling title despite attempt to ban him from competing

    02/20/2017 6:39:18 AM PST · by bgill · 82 replies
    SportsDayHS ^ | Feb. 19, 2017 | Michael Florek
    The winning wrestler pulled a tearful runner-up next to him on the victory stand, and they exchanged a hug after a match that never took place. Mack Beggs, a transgender 17-year-old at Euless Trinity, won the girls 110-pound championship at Saturday's Class 6A Region II wrestling meet after a Coppell wrestler forfeited the final. Beggs, a junior, is taking testosterone while transitioning from female to male. Madeline Rocha's forfeit came 11 days after a lawsuit was filed against the University Interscholastic League by Coppell attorney and wrestling parent Jim Baudhuin, urging the governing body to suspend Beggs because of the...
  • High School Transgender Wrestler Wins Texas Regional Title

    02/19/2017 2:01:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    A 17-year-old Dallas-area high school transgender wrestler who is transitioning from female to male has won a girls regional championship after a female opponent forfeited the match. Mack Beggs, a Euless Trinity High School junior who is undefeated this wrestling season, hugged losing opponent Madeline Rocha, from Coppell, on the victory stand Saturday after their match for the 110-pound Class 6A Region 2 championship never took place when Rocha declined to wrestle. Beggs and Rocha advance to the state championships next weekend. The top four finishers in the region qualified for the state tournament. Beggs did wrestle Kailyn Clay, of...
  • Legendary Wrestler Ivan ‘The Russian Bear’ Koloff has died at age 74.

    02/18/2017 10:50:52 AM PST · by PallMal · 13 replies
    People.com ^ | Februaray 18, 2017 | Dave Quinn
    Ivan Koloff, knowing among wrestling fans as “The Russian Bear,” has died. He was 74.
  • Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka, Wrestling Legend, Dead at 73

    01/15/2017 1:34:33 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | January 15, 2017 | Jason Diamond
    Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, the high-flying Fijian-born professional wrestler who rose to fame alongside icons Hulk Hogan, "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Andre the Giant in Vince McMahon's WWE (then the WWF), is dead at the age of 73. His death comes less than a month after murder charges were dropped in the 1983 death of his then-girlfriend Nancy Argentino. WWE superstar and Snuka's daughter Tamina Snuka announced her father's death on Instagram.
  • WHY TRUMP WON. Battle of the Billionaires. LMAO!

    12/18/2016 8:07:27 PM PST · by rface · 14 replies
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  • Trump chooses pro wrestling magnate Linda McMahon to head the Small Business Administration

    12/07/2016 1:17:49 PM PST · by springwater13 · 156 replies
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate professional wrestling magnate and former Senate candidate Linda McMahon as his choice to head the Small Business Administration, transition officials told Reuters on Wednesday. The announcement was expected later on Wednesday. McMahon, 68, is a co-founder and former CEO of the professional wrestling franchise WWE, which is based in Stamford, Connecticut. She ran unsuccessfully for a U.S. Senate seat in Connecticut in 2010. She was an early supporter of Trump's presidential campaign. The SBA, which has at least one office in every U.S. state, provides support to small businesses such as extending loans...
  • John Cena Is A Total Hypocrite And Owes Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson An Apology

    11/30/2016 9:44:36 AM PST · by drewh · 10 replies
    Latino Review ^ | 11/29/116 | Mario Robles
    <p>It amused me to no end when the feud between John Cena and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson got real personal a few years ago. While much of it was obviously scripted, like everything else in the WWE, there was definite tension and real-life animosity there. One of the central sticking points of the feud, which seemed to come directly from Cena's true feelings, was that Johnson had betrayed the WWE and its fans by crossing over into Hollywood and leaving them behind. Cena would constantly say he'd never leave and that the WWE Universe was his life. And yet look at Cena now...The wrestler, and longtime focal point of Vince McMahon's promotion, has been slipping away an awful lot these last few years in order to film other non-wrestling projects.</p>
  • From "Million Dollar Man" to preacher man (former professional wrestler Ted DiBiase)

    09/17/2016 11:38:02 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 14, 2016 | Ben Houser
    MIDDLEFIELD, Conn. -- It is nearly 11 p.m. on a late-August evening, and we're up in the sanctuary at Victory Christian Church. The congregation that once filled the church is gone, and just four of us remain: a publicist, the pastor, myself, and the subject of the interview. I prop my camera up with a few books and DVDs that went unsold. We do a check for audio levels, and then it happens. The quiet, humble man I had met only hours earlier unleashed it. He belted out that loud, diabolical laugh that only one man could deliver. It was...
  • Lord Littlebrook dies at 87 (British midget professional wrestler)

    09/10/2016 9:32:26 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling ^ | September 10, 2016 | Greg Oliver
    Lord Littlebrook, easily one of the most famous midget wrestlers in history, has died after a long battle with a variety of health ailments. He was 87 years old. Born Eric Tovey on January 3, 1929 in England, he came of age as the Second World War was on, and ran away from home at age 14 to join the circus. While on a tour of the United States, the circus closed down. On a friend's suggestion, he took up wrestling. After a few months of training, he made his debut against Irish Jackie -- and lost. He was Lord...
  • Mr Fuji, WWE Hall of Famer, Dies at 82

    Harry Fujiwara known to WWE fans as Mr. Fuji, died Sunday morning. The five-time WWE World Tag Team Champion was known for his black tuxedo and bowler hat and his trademark move of grabbing a handful of salt (hidden in a small bag in his tights) and throwing it in the eyes of his opponents to “blind” them.
  • Ouch! Ukrainian wrestler BITES his American opponent in the middle of quest for Olympics bronze [tr]

    08/22/2016 6:29:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2016 | Clarence MIchallon
    A Ukrainian wrestler was caught on camera biting his American opponent's arm in the middle of an Olympics match. Andriy Kvyatkovskyy, 26, fought against the United States' Frank Molinaro, 27, during the men's freestyle 65 kg quarterfinals on Sunday in Rio. Molinaro held Kvyatkovskyy in a tight grip, pinning him against the ground and twisting Kvyatkovskyy's left leg. The Ukrainian wrestler resorted to unusual means to get away from this dire situation - and ended up planting his teeth into his rival's arm.
  • Helen Maroulis wins USA's first gold medal in women's wrestling (Sweet Lady!)

    08/19/2016 5:03:06 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 27 replies
    NBC ^ | Shawn Smith
    It took some time, but the United States now has a gold medalist in women's wrestling. And to earn it, Helen Maroulis had to beat a woman who knows a thing or two about gold medals: Japan's Saori Yoshida, a 13-time world champion and three-time reigning Olympic champion. It was a gold medal showdown that the wrestling world had been looking forward to for a long time. Maroulis, the reigning world champion at 55kg, versus Yoshida, the reigning world champion at 53kg. The first period ended with Yoshida leading 1-0 after Maroulis failed to convert when put on the 30-second...
  • WWE Plans to 'Integrate LGBT Characters' Into Programming

    08/11/2016 7:11:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 80 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 10, 2016 | Jodi Savitz
    Speaking at a Beyond Sport United event in New York this week, WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon said her organization -- best known for its wrestling showdowns -- is committed to LGBT inclusivity.