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  • WWE : Top 10 wealthiest professional wrestlers of all-time

    04/13/2014 7:25:00 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 35 replies
    Fansided ^ | JAN 14TH, 2014 | JACK JORGENSEN
    No matter what your views of the professional wrestling industry may be, one point that cannot be argued is that if you are good enough at it, you will make quite the nice living for yourself. Now that doesn’t just mean inside the ring. No. With your growing popularity in the ring comes other opportunities outside of it, especially on the Hollywood scene. So, have you ever wondered who the wealthiest professional wrestlers of all time are? If you have, then lucky for you that TheRichest.com has compiled the list of the Top 10 wealthiest men that have ever stepped...
  • Connecticut Republicans applaud Jeb & McMahon gets award

    04/12/2014 3:45:16 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 32 replies
    WRAL ^ | SUSAN HAIGH
    Republicans, to be seen as a young and dynamic political party, must present a positive agenda that restores opportunity for social mobility and reforms the nation's immigration policies, former Florida governor and possible 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Thursday. Bush, appearing at a major fundraiser named after his late grandfather U.S. Sen. Prescott Bush, received loud applause from the crowd of nearly 800 Connecticut Republicans for his immigration reform stance.
  • 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.
  • Wrestler Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka named a person of interest in mysterious, 1983 death of his former..

    01/29/2014 8:13:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 29, 2014 | Staff
    A Pennsylvania district attorney announced Monday that he is convening a grand jury to investigate the mysterious, 1983 death of Nancy Argentino - and her one-time boyfriend, former professional wrestling superstar 'Superfly' Jimmy Snuka, is named as a person of interest in the then-23-year-old's tragic death. The investigation into Argentino's death has remained open for more than 30 years, which means it was never determined whether her death was a murder or just an unfortunate accident - even though the coroner at the time found that, 'upon viewing the body and speaking to the pathologist, I immediately suspected foul play...
  • WWE star Darren Young shocks cameraman, reveals he is gay

    08/15/2013 7:59:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 15, 2013
    WWE star Darren Young gave a TMZ cameraman the shock of his life. During a standard interview at Los Angeles Airport LAX, the cameraman began quizzing Young about his opinions about gay wrestlers, asking if “a gay wrestler could be successful within the WWE.”
  • WWE Smackdown Wrestler Embarrasses Himself While Punching Dummy MMA Style

    07/15/2013 5:11:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    If you plan to mount a dummy on TV, it’s wise to not bring yourself down to the level of the dummy. But a wrestler did exactly that when he tried to defend Trayvon Martin by demonstrating a MMA (mixed martial arts) mount on HLN After Dark. On July 10, HLN After Dark Host Vinnie Politan invited a black guest named David Otunga, a WWE Smackdown wrestler, to discuss the George Zimmerman trial. Otunga made a fool out of himself trying to disprove Zimmerman’s claim that he shot 17-year-old Martin out of self-defense. Politan told viewers that he and Otunga...
  • WWE superstars bring joy to those serving overseas

    06/29/2013 8:33:18 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    Denver Post/American homecomings ^ | 6-16-2013 | Michael Bellmore
    Paul Wight is better known as “Big Show”, who is a 7-foot tall and 440 pound wrestler with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), America’s ubiquitous wrestling organization based in Stamford, Conn. When he takes trips overseas to visit soldiers with the USO in Iraq and Afghanistan, it boosts his personal morale. Seeing young men and women in uniform – “heroes”, he said – is an inspiration. He goes overseas to bring joy to service members, and when he comes back he arrives with a glint in his eye. That’s his vacation time.
  • WWE Hall of Fame 2013: Date, TV Schedule, Inductees, Snubs, Highlights and More

    04/03/2013 12:30:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | April 3, 2013 | Donald Wood
    The hype around WrestleMania 29 is enough to get casual and hardcore wrestling fans alike excited about the weekend in New York City, but the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony and the class being inducted makes this event even more special. There is no doubt that this is the most decorated group of stars to enter the Hall of Fame at the same time, and this could easily go down as the greatest ceremony in the history of the WWE.Where: Madison Square Garden, New York CityWhen: Saturday, April 6, 8 p.m. ETWatch: The 2013 ceremony will not be aired...
  • WWE says William Moody, aka Paul Bearer, has died

    03/07/2013 7:42:53 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    yahoo ^ | 3-6-13 | Dan Gelston
    William Moody, better known to pro wrestling fans as Paul Bearer, the pasty-faced, urn-carrying manager for performers The Undertaker and Kane, has died, the WWE said. He was 58. A spokesman for the wrestling company said Moody's family notified the WWE of his death on Tuesday. No cause was released. After stints in various independent wrestling promotions, Moody joined the WWE in 1990 and quickly became associated with The Undertaker, a character who claimed he was undead and boasted of mystical powers. The WWE said in a statement that Moody, "went on to become a memorable part of WWE over...
  • Wrestling Legend Pal Bearer dies at the age of 58

    03/05/2013 9:40:11 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 16 replies
    TMZ ^ | March 5 2013 | Staff
    Paul Bearer -- the spooky WWE manager who helped introduce The Undertaker -- died Tuesday evening at the age of 58 ... this according to the WWE. Bearer -- real name "Bill" Moody -- joined the WWE in 1990 ... playing the role of a creepy funeral director who managed various wrestling stars ... including Undertaker, Kane, Rick Rude, Vader and Mankind. The details surrounding Bearer's death are unclear -- but he reportedly suffered from serious health problems over the past decade ... including morbid obesity and gallbladder issues.
  • Glenn Beck slams WWE stars as 'stupid wrestling people' — whines characters 'demonizing' Tea Party

    02/26/2013 9:15:54 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/27/13 | ANTHONY SULLA-HEFFINGER
    Glenn Beck and the WWE are going toe-to-toe in a war of words. The political commentator, who used to host a show on Fox News, called out the wildly popular wrestling organization last week, referring to the entertainers as “stupid wrestling people.” Beck’s comments were referring to the ongoing storyline between Jack Swagger and Alberto Del Rio. Swagger, who has enlisted the help of Zeb Colter, another character in the WWE, is feuding with Del Rio heading into Wrestlemania 29, where the two will square off for the World Heavyweight Championship. Beck is claiming that Swagger and Colter’s characters are...
  • WWE Invites Glenn Beck To Appear On Their Monday Night Raw Show

    02/22/2013 11:48:26 AM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 1 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 02/22/2013
    Beck responded on his Blaze TV program, ripping the WWE for creating a “stereotype of a conservative that I’ve never met” and calling Linda McMahon a “progressive Republican that we worry about”. McMahon is the former CEO of the WWE and helped current Chairman and CEO of the WWE, her husband Vince McMahon, manage their wrestling empire. Now the WWE has responded by officially inviting Glenn Beck to appear on their primetime Monday night wrestling show, Raw. Here is the WWE press release: WWE has extended an invitation to talk show host and political commentator, Glenn Beck to appear live...
  • Bob Backlund Named 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee (along with Mick Foley)

    01/22/2013 11:40:49 AM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | January 21, 2013 | Joseph Zucker
    Wrestling legend Bob Backlund has been named as the next entrant into the WWE Hall of Fame... He joins Mick Foley in the Hall of Fame Class of 2013.
  • Wrestler Brad Armstrong passes away

    11/01/2012 10:53:00 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 11 replies
    wwe ^ | 1 November 2012
    WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of Brad Armstrong, 51, one of four sons of “Bullet” Bob Armstrong. Brad Armstrong last participated in the ring for the ECW brand in 2006. WWE understands that Brad saw his physician last week for a medical issue and was found unresponsive this morning. WWE extends its sincerest condolences to the entire Armstrong family.
  • WWE and John Cena Go Pink with Susan G. Komen for the Cure

    09/16/2012 4:47:41 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 15 replies
    WWE via Yahoo! Finance ^ | 16 September 2012
    WWE® and John Cena® Go Pink with Susan G. Komen for the Cure® STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WWE (WWE) today announced a partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure featuring WWE Superstar John Cena co-branded, pink and black ring gear, which will be debuted at tonight’s Night of Champions pay-per-view event in Boston. Cena will wear the Special Edition gear through October in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Fans can purchase the merchandise, including co-branded hats, t-shirts, headbands and wristbands, at live events and online at WWEShop.com, and WWE will donate 100 percent of its profits (at least 30...
  • Ex-WWE Diva Tammy Sytch Arrested 3 Times in 3 Days

    09/14/2012 3:13:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    TMZ ^ | September 14, 2012
    Former WWE Diva Tammy Sytch -- who wrestled under the name Sunny -- was arrested THREE times in THREE days ... each arrest for "crimes related to domestic violence" ... TMZ has learned.
  • Jerry Lawler suffers heart attack during live 'Monday Night Raw'

    09/11/2012 10:24:03 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/11/12 | Houston Mitchell
    Commentator Jerry Lawler suffered a heart attack Monday during a live broadcast of WWE's "Monday Night Raw" in Montreal. Midway through the match, the commentary suddenly stopped and snoring sounds could be heard. In the background of one TV shot, Lawler could be briefly glimpsed slumping over in his chair as several people in the stands turn their attention to the announcers' table. Medical personnel at ringside immediately started CPR on Lawler, whose heart had stopped beating. As action continued in the ring, Lawler was taken backstage on a stretcher; CPR continued there and while he was transported to a...
  • Jerry 'The King' Lawler collapses at WWE ringside

    09/11/2012 12:26:27 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 11 September 2012
    Wrestling legend and World Wrestling Entertainment announcer Jerry "The King" Lawler has been hospitalized after collapsing during a show in Montreal on Monday night, the show's producers announced. "Lawler suffered a heart attack while commentating during last night's broadcast of Monday Night Raw in Montreal," a statement on WWE's website said. "We are hopeful Jerry makes a full recovery and returns to WWE in the near future. Our thoughts are with Jerry and his family." Lawler passed out at ringside and was given CPR in the locker room of the arena before being taken to a hospital, co-host Michael Cole...
  • Deposing McMahon: If not porn, what is it? (WWE)

    06/02/2012 10:01:21 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Journal Inquirer (Manchester, Connecticut) ^ | May 31, 2012 | Chris Powell
    Criticize U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon and you risk getting threatened with a libel lawsuit by the wrestling entertainment company she used to run, WWE Inc. of Stamford, now run by her husband -- threatened even when the criticism of McMahon doesn't mention WWE.
  • 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...
  • WWE to give out FREE merchandise on election day

    10/28/2010 6:38:40 PM PDT · by Steve495 · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Radio Vice Online ^ | Oct. 28, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    The Connecticut Secretary of State's office told poll workers to watch for WWE gear, and they had the ability to tell people to take it off or turn it inside out at a polling place. Vince at WWE gets ticked off and goes to court. The Conn. Sec. of State says "she never said" people could not wear WWE gear and they COULD wear the stuff. She may have not said it, but her official spokesperson DID. She's trying to weasel out of it. The court agrees with WWE. McMahon announces today they will be handing out FREE WWE gear...
  • Connecticut voters can wear WWE gear

    10/27/2010 10:00:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 10/27/10 | Andy Barr
    Conn. voters can wear WWE gearAndy Barr – Wed Oct 27, 12:06 pm ET Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz says her office never tried to prohibit voters from wearing WWE apparel within 75 feet of a polling place. Vince McMahon, head of the WWE and husband of Connecticut Republican Senate nominee Linda McMahon, filed a lawsuit earlier this week amid reports that the state would encourage election officials to cover up the wrestling federation’s logo if worn at polling places. Last week, a spokesman for the secretary of state indicated that campaign workers may “cover up a hat, a...
  • Blumenthal Giving The SmackDown; GOP Not Pinned Yet

    10/05/2010 1:41:19 PM PDT · by Slyscribe · 19 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 10/5/2010 | Ed Carson
    Contrary to a previous IBD prediction, Connecticut GOP Senate candidate Linda McMahon did not catch Democrat Richard Blumenthal by late September. While a Quinnipiac poll last week showed the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) narrowing the state Attorney General’s lead to three points, three new polls give Blumenthal leads of 7, 10 and 12. Worse for McMahon, Blumenthal is polling above 50% in all three. McMahon has been hitting Blumenthal in recent weeks for distorting his Vietnam record. That may be backfiring. These polls are a blow for Republican hopes to retake the Senate.
  • Gov. Christie stumps for GOP senatorial candidate Linda McMahon in Connecticut

    10/16/2010 11:46:17 AM PDT · by pissant · 24 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 10/16/10 | Josh Margolin
    STAMFORD, Conn. — It was a variation on the old sports drama of the fighter meeting the wrestler. Only this time it was the pugnacious governor of New Jersey, matching up with the Connecticut professional-wrestling executive running for the U.S. Senate. Billed as "Two Reformers, One Rally," Gov. Chris Christie campaigned last night with former World Wrestling Entertainment chief executive Linda McMahon, who is trying to put one of the Constitution State’s Senate seats in the GOP corner Nov. 2. The only thing missing was a tuxedo-clad announcer shouting "Let’s get ready to rumble!"
  • Connecticut primary: Malloy, McMahon win; Republican Tom Foley Ahead (as of 9:54pm ET)

    08/10/2010 7:17:43 PM PDT · by nutmeg · 55 replies · 1+ views
    The Hartford Courant (courant.com) ^ | August 10, 2010 9:54 PM | Christopher Keating
    Democrat Dannel Malloy Wins Primary; Ned Lamont Makes Concession Speech; Republican Tom Foley Ahead (as of 9:54pm) In a major come-from-behind upset, Democrat Dannel Malloy won the gubernatorial primary Tuesday night as Greenwich cable TV entrepreneur Ned Lamont conceded the race in a speech in Bridgeport. Malloy had been behind in the polls for more than six months, but he roared back with a strategy of targeting "prime'' voters who have a history of voting in Democratic primaries. On the Republican side, Greenwich multi-millionaire Tom Foley was ahead in the early results in the GOP primary. Both Malloy and Foley...
  • Leaked Blumenthal Email Shows Campaign Soliciting Dirt

    10/23/2010 5:49:21 AM PDT · by Beckwith · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 10/23/10 | Ben Smith
    No low is too low for a guy who falsely claimed to have served in combat during the Vietnam war… (Politico)- A source this morning forwards on an e-mail this morning from inside Attorney General Dick Blumenthal’s campaign for Senate, in which his aides discuss tarring Linda McMahon in cooperation with Planned Parenthood. The e-mail’s subject line is: “Worst of WWE + women photos.” “Hey all — Grossman is looking for mysoginistic photos of women and WWE. Planned Parenthood wants to hit LM hard on it,” press staffer Marcy Stech e-mailed seven other aides to the campaign and the State...
  • Morning Joe Slams Linda McMahon On His Show

    10/12/2010 2:37:39 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | October 12,2010 | annem040359
    During yesterday’s MSNBC “Morning Joe Show”, during a panel discussion,both Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski slammed USA Senate candidate from Connecticut Linda McMahon for how she with her husband Vince McMahon would promote the WWE wrestling matches, both live and on tv using violence against women. Even the video presents the brief questioning by Christine Amanpour about when Mrs. McMahon’s husband Vince told her to “get on all fours and bark like a dog”. Mrs. McMahon responds about the issue of parental responsibilities and the 1st Amendment to the USA Constitution. Ms. Brzezinski brings up with Mr. Scarborough about the...
  • Conn.: Voters should ditch WWE garb at the polls

    10/22/2010 2:51:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 22, 2010
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Local election officials in Connecticut are being told they can ask people wearing World Wrestling Entertainment garb to cover that up while voting. A spokesman for the secretary of the state's office says that's because Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon is so closely associated with WWE, which she left to run for office.
  • Secretary Of The State (CT) Cautions About Wearing WWE Gear To Polling Places

    10/23/2010 5:14:00 AM PDT · by raybbr · 52 replies
    Courant.com ^ | 10/23/2010 | Daniela Altimari
    HARTFORD — Wrestling fans might want to think twice about what they wear to the polls Election Day. A voter wearing, say, a Cenation T-shirt in tribute to WWE superstar John Cena might be asked to remove it, depending on the discretion of poll workers. That's because the secretary of the state's office is telling local election officials that the prohibition against political paraphernalia within 75 feet of a polling place could be extended to gear promoting World Wrestling Entertainment. WWE is a worldwide entertainment company built by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon and currently run by her husband,...
  • Connecticut DEM POS bans WWE garb at vote (Dem voter suppression)

    10/22/2010 7:42:48 PM PDT · by Dengar01 · 66 replies
    WWE.com ^ | 10/22/2010 | WWE.com
    STAMFORD, Conn. – The right for World Wrestling Entertainment fans to vote was threatened Friday by Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz, who gave the authority to local poll workers to determine that if anyone shows up to the polls on November 2 wearing any WWE merchandise, whether it is a John Cena T-shirt or a Randy Orton wristband, they may be forced to go home and change, cover it up, or take it off in order to vote. “Denying our fans the right to vote, denying them their First Amendment rights, regardless if they are Democrat, Republican or Independent,...
  • Giant Gonzalez, WCW and WWE Wrestler, Dead at 44

    09/27/2010 11:11:38 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies · 2+ views
    FanHouse ^ | September 25, 2010 | FanHouse Staff
    Jorge Gonzalez, who was known as Giant Gonzalez and El Gigante as a pro wrestler and was a one-time draftee of the Atlanta Hawks, died this week at the age of 44, according to reports.
  • Good Samaritan thwarts would-be bank robber in Wis.

    09/10/2010 12:14:12 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9-10-10 | Tim Perone
    Chokehold hero thwarts bank gunman. He sure didn't bank on this. An armed thug's robbery of a Wisconsin bank was foiled in a matter of seconds by a hulking good Samaritan who sprang into action and put him in a sleeper hold. The heroic customer, and apparent WWE fan, was so tenacious that he hopped onto the punk's back as he tried to run away. "He just reacted. He didn't even realize he reacted until it was all over," St. Francis Police Detective Kevin Weins told The Post. "He did what he thought was right. He said he didn't even...
  • Linda McMahon Receives Connecticut GOP Nomination For U.S. Senate

    05/21/2010 8:16:53 PM PDT · by Man50D · 308 replies · 6,347+ views
    Linda McMahon just won the Connecticut GOP nomination for U.S. Senate. The vote count is as follows: McMahon 732 Rob Simmons 632 Peter Schiff 44 Vincent Forras 7
  • CT Senate Race Gets ‘Retarded’ Over Wrestling Queen's Shows

    02/05/2010 9:57:59 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 8 replies · 460+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 02/05/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Retard-gate is growing, apparently, and it's coming to the Connecticut Senate race over the mistreatment of a developmentally disabled wrestling character that Senate candidate Linda McMahon's entertainment company created in 2004. For those of you unaware, wrestling queen Linda McMahon, former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, is running for the Senate in Connecticut against conservative Rob Simmons. As it happens, starting in 2004 McMahon's wrestling shows once featured what was presented as a mentally handicapped wrestler who was stage named "Eugene." Through the course of this character’s story arc he was savagely beaten in a "cage match," and was regularly...
  • President to Appear on WWE Special

    12/17/2009 12:47:23 AM PST · by tlb · 67 replies · 1,611+ views
    TV Week ^ | Dec. 17, 2009 | Allison J. Waldma
    President Barack Obama has agreed to deliver a taped holiday message to the troops on NBC's "WWE Tribute to the Troops" special. The special chronicles the three days that the WWE Superstars and Divas spent visiting military bases and features a special live performance in front of thousands of military personnel. It airs Dec. 19 at 9 p.m.
  • Umaga dead at 36

    12/05/2009 9:23:08 AM PST · by pakmahfil · 15 replies · 1,484+ views
    pakmahfil.com ^ | 5/12/09 | gigi
    Umaga dead at 36 updates :- Former WWE star Umaga 36, was found near death in his Texas home early Friday. His wife found him responsive with blood coming out of his nose. The ex-wrestling star was then rushed to a hospital, where he is reportedly being kept alive via life support.
  • WWE: Umaga Has Died (Eddie Fatu)

    12/04/2009 4:39:32 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 21 replies · 1,752+ views
    TMZ ^ | 4 December 2009
    A rep from the WWE tells TMZ their former superstar wrestler Umaga has died. Umaga, whose real name was Eddie Fatu, was 36 years old. The WWE has released a statement on their website saying, "The WWE would like to express its deepest condolences to Mr. Fatu's family, friends and fans on his tragic passing."
  • Lucid reply to Potty Mouth Taibbi's spittle-flecked article titled, "Sarah Palin, WWE Star"

    11/22/2009 2:36:24 PM PST · by LA Conservative · 10 replies · 918+ views
    True/Slant/com ^ | Nov. 22, 2009 | Jon Meachem
    "Interesting piece. First, I want to congratulate you. You’re the first liberal media member I’ve seen who has actually acknowledged that a group of Obama supporters did in fact wear t shirts calling a woman a c*nt, in public and in front of her daughter no less. Now, does the fate of the Republic hand on such issues? No. Still, it was interesting to see the media pretend it never happened, straight out of some Ministry of Truth from Oceania. Somehow, if a group of McCain supporters had worn a t shirt to an Obama event calling him a n—-r,...
  • Senator Dodd Running Scared…Sicks Party On His Challenger Over Youtube Video’s

    11/02/2009 8:08:28 PM PST · by Starman417 · 6 replies · 704+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-02-09 | Curt
    The proven liar, Senator Chris Dodd, who is in a tough reelection race, has the gall to sick his Democrat's after his challenger about some kind of supposed help from the WWE: (h/t Doug Ross) Asserting that World Wrestling Entertainment has made illegal in-kind campaign contributions to the U.S. Senate campaign of its former CEO Linda McMahon, state Democratic party Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission. DiNardo says WWE staffers ordered YouTube to remove sexually-provocative WWE videos from its website after those videos became campaign fodder. ~~~ The videos, which depict simulated rape and necrophilia,...
  • Hulk Hogan returning to pro wrestling

    10/27/2009 10:11:25 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 27 replies · 1,845+ views
    .reuters ^ | Oct 28, 2009
    Hulk Hogan is returning to the profession -- but not to the organization -- that made him a household name. Hogan is coming out of retirement to join TNA Wrestling (the name sounds dirty, but it actually stands for "Total Nonstop Action"), the outfit behind Spike TV's Thursday night series "TNA Impact." "I'm thrilled to be jumping back into the world of professional wrestling," said Hogan, 56. "My fans have been asking me to return to the business for many years on a full time basis, but the timing or the opportunity has never been right until now." His specific...
  • All New South Park. Episode 1310: "W.T.F."

    10/20/2009 5:44:01 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 74 replies · 5,309+ views
    South Park Studios ^ | October 19, 2009 | Parker and Stone
    THE BOYS GO TO THE WWE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AN ALL NEW “SOUTH PARK” PREMIERING ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21 AT 10:00 P.M. ON COMEDY CENTRAL NEW YORK, October 19, 2009 – After attending a WWE MATCH, the boys ALL WANT TO BE PROFESSIONAL WRESTLERS in an all-new “South Park” titled, “W.T.F.,” premiering on Wednesday, October 21 at 10:00 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL. The boys have found their new calling in life and they hurry to sign up for the wrestling club. They soon find out THE KIND OF WRESTLING THEY TEACH AT SCHOOL IS not the same thing...
  • The Rev. Al Sharpton to host WWE's 'Monday Night Raw' in Albany

    09/27/2009 9:28:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 708+ views
    Times Union ^ | MICHAEL JANAIRO
    What do the Rev. Al Sharpton, John Cena and Triple H have in common? They'll all be at Times Union Center in Albany for the latest installment of World Wrestling Entertainment's "Monday Night Raw." Sharpton? That Sharpton? Yes, the one and only minister and politician who has courted controversy over the years will be the guest host for the night's entertainment. Sharpton at the microphone, of course, is nothing new: He spoke at Michael Jackson's memorial service recently and has his own radio show, which can be heard at http://www.sharptontalk.net/. But wrestling?A publicist for WWE, Kevin Hennessy, says Sharpton's current...
  • 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...
  • Political Smackdown: WWE CEO Linda McMahon to Challenge Dodd

    09/15/2009 2:07:40 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 20 replies · 1,575+ views
    The Hill ^ | September 14, 2009 | Aaron Blake
    World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) CEO Linda McMahon appears primed to run for Senate in Connecticut and should make an announcement very soon, according to sources with knowledge of her deliberations. “A decision is imminent, and she will likely make a decision over the next couple of days,” said a Republican strategist. “It will be made sooner rather than later.” One well-placed source said McMahon is “99 percent” in. Another said the announcement could come as early as Wednesday. The second source noted that she has done polling on the race and hired consultants Mike Slanker and Patrick Sullivan. She has...
  • Good God JR, is that Mrs McMahon's music?(Linda McMahon of WWF to run for Senate in CT)

    09/15/2009 11:05:05 AM PDT · by jeltz25 · 26 replies · 2,219+ views
    The Hill ^ | 9-15-2009 | Aaron Blake
    World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) CEO Linda McMahon appears primed to run for Senate in Connecticut and should make an announcement very soon, according to sources with knowledge of her deliberations. “A decision is imminent, and she will likely make a decision over the next couple of days,” said a Republican strategist. “It will be made sooner rather than later.” One well-placed source said McMahon is “99 percent” in. Another said the announcement could come as early as Wednesday.
  • Linda McMahon To Run For Senate?

    08/16/2009 1:49:02 PM PDT · by Rodebrecht · 49 replies · 5,986+ views
    Wrestling Inc. ^ | 8/14/09 | Ryan Clark
    Several outlets including NBC are reporting that WWE CEO Linda McMahon is considering running for a Senate seat. If she goes through with it, she'd run as a Republican against Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd in 2010. McMahon has already had some political success this year as she was successfully appointed to the Connecticut State Board Of Education.
  • Nuggets series bumps WWE from Pepsi Center

    05/19/2009 11:45:30 AM PDT · by edzo4 · 6 replies · 805+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 19, 2009 | DAVID BARRON
    The NBA has World Wrestling Entertainment in a logistical figure-four leglock. WWE’s Monday Night Raw was scheduled for Monday, May 25, at the Pepsi Center in Denver, but the NBA has scheduled Game 4 of the Lakers-Nuggets series for that date. “Even though the Denver Nuggets had a strong team this year and were projected to make the playoffs, obviously Nuggets and Pepsi Center owner Stan Kroenke did not have enough faith in his own team to hold the May 25th date for a potential playoff game,” said WWE chairman Vince McMahon.
  • Wrestling Divas Visit Troops in Afghanistan

    04/01/2009 4:29:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 1,066+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Spc. Opal Hood, USA
    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, April 1, 2009 – Troops from different service branches and different countries eagerly got into a line that wrapped around the inside of a tent here March 24 to meet four former World Wrestling Entertainment “divas.” Servicemembers wait in line to meet former World Wrestling Entertainment divas at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 24, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Opal Hood  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. For more than two hours, Terry Runnels, Nora “Molly Holly” Greenwald, Christy Hemme and Shelly Martinez signed autographs and posed for photos with servicemembers and civilians at the Morale,...
  • 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."
  • WWe Chairman Vince McMahon Dislikes Barack Obama

    01/20/2009 3:05:25 PM PST · by chevydude26 · 32 replies · 2,231+ views
    "Perhaps the main reason World Wrestling Entertainment laid off a number of employees this month is because Vince McMahon himself believes the economy is going to take a turn for the worst this year, mainly due to his negative reaction to Barack Obama winning the United States presidential election. McMahon has been telling people he expects unemployment to hit 10% by the end of the year. While the economic woes haven't greatly impacted his company thus far, the cuts were made in preparation for what he expects to happen."