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  • World (U.S.) Wrestlers Given Islamic Gifts in Saudi

    04/21/2014 10:23:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, April 21, 2014
    Saudi religious officials used the presence of scores of world wrestling superstars to present copies of the Holy Quran and other Islamic gifts to them. Newspapers said 37 wresters were given translated copies of the Quran and other presents meant to explain the meaning of Islam to them. The wresters included John Cena, Randy Orton, Wyatt family, Kofi Kingston, the three members of the Shield, and other WWE stars. The wrestlers arrived in Saudi Arabia last week for a three-day show in Riyadh and other cities in the conservative Gulf Kingdom. Sabq newspaper published pictures showing a Saudi official presenting...
  • 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.
  • Nittany Lions Claim Fourth-Straight NCAA Title [wrestling]

    03/23/2014 8:19:41 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 11 replies
    gopsusports ^ | 3-22-14 | n/a
    OKLAHOMA CITY - Penn State's reign over the college wrestling world continued on Saturday night when the Nittany Lions captured their unprecedented fourth-straight NCAA team title. Fueled by NCAA individual crowns from seniors Ed Ruth at 184 pounds and David Taylor at 165 pounds, the Lions celebrated on the sport's grandest stage inside Chesapeake Energy Arena as the 2014 national champions. "Our kids really did a fantastic job today," head coach Cael Sanderson said. "We had our hands full. Minnesota was really killing it, so we needed a (strong finish). All of our All-Americans won their last match. That's a...
  • Minnesota takes lead into NCAA wrestling finals [Finals tonight 8PM espn]

    03/22/2014 1:14:19 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 43 replies
    big ten network ^ | 3-22-14 | n/a
    The 2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships has reached Saturday night’s finals, and Minnesota sits atop the team standings. The Gophers, with 104 points, lead three-time reigning champ and Big Ten rival Penn State (101.5), which is in second place. Iowa (74.5) is fourth, Ohio State (52) seventh and Nebraska (43.5) 10th. See the full standings in this post.The Championships begin at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.[ MORE: Get all the NCAA Wrestling Championship results at NCAA.com ]TEAM STANDINGS AFTER SESSION V1. Minnesota, 1042. Penn State, 101.5 3. Oklahoma State, 87.54. Iowa, 74.5 5. Edinboro, 62 6. Cornell, 537. Ohio State, 52...
  • Penn State clings to lead at NCAAs [wrestling on espnU now, espn later]

    03/22/2014 9:07:17 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 12 replies
    espn ^ | 3-22-14 | n/a
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Minnesota has the numbers to dethrone three-time defending national wrestling titlist Penn State. Oklahoma State is in the mix in the NCAA championships, too. Penn State holds the slimmest of leads heading into the final day of action. The Nittany Lions have 91 points after Friday's matches, followed by Minnesota with 90.5 and Oklahoma State with 87.5. Penn State and Minnesota have two finalists and seven total wrestlers remaining. Penn State's David Taylor advanced to the finals for the fourth time. He defeated North Dakota State's Steven Monk 12-5 in the 165-pound semifinals. He will face Oklahoma...
  • NCAA wrestling: Here are the Friday night semifinal matchups [espn coverage beginning now - 8PM]

    03/21/2014 5:04:22 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 2 replies
    pennlive ^ | 3-21-14 | Jim Carlson
    Here are the matchups or Friday night's NCAA Wrestling Championships semifinal round at Oklahoma City. Tonight's winners wrestle in Saturday night's finals. The losers drop to the consolation semifinals and on Saturday could place anywhere from third through sixth. The top eight earn All-America status. Penn State leads the team race with 61 points to Minnesota's 59 and Oklahoma State's 56. 125 pounds: Jesse Delgado (1) Illinois vs. Dylan Peters 5) Northern Iowa. Nico Megaludis (3) Penn State vs. Nahshon Garrett (2) Cornell. 133: Joe Colon (1) Northern Iowa vs. Tyler Graff (5) Wiscsonsin. Tony Ramos (3) Iowa vs. A.J....
  • Penn State holds three-point lead after championship's first session [ncaa Wrestling Championships]

    03/20/2014 3:13:45 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    ncaa ^ | 3-20-14 | Roger Moore
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Three-time national champion Penn State pushed nine into the second round and holds a three-point lead against Oklahoma State after one session of the 2014 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships inside Chesapeake Energy Arena. For PSU, national champions David Taylor and Ed Ruth scored falls and Nico Megaludis added a technical fall. Freshman Zain Retherford won an expected tough bout with Citadel's Ugi Khishignyam and senior James English provided an upset of his own, beating Appalachian State's Dylan Cottrell in an overtime tiebreaker. The Nittany Lions dropped just one bout, a head-to-head match with Oklahoma State at...
  • Teen Who Lost His Legs in Botched Abortion Makes State Wrestling Championships

    02/18/2014 3:39:04 PM PST · by NYer · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | February 18, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Nik Hoot is quite the athlete. He’s a successful wrestler at a high school – a fact that would likely earn him news coverage anyway. But Nik has overcome the kind of obstacles very few encounter.You see, Nik is a well-rounded athlete in spite of the fact that he is missing parts of both legs and doesn’t have a fully developed set of fingers. The Indiana teenager lives with these disabilities because his biological parents – an unknown couple from Russia – attempted to abort Nik.The abortion ultimately failed and in the fall of 1996 Nik was born and was...
  • Camel Wrestling ... Yes, It's a Real Thing

    02/13/2014 11:41:41 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    pri ^ | February 10, 2014
    Camels and wrestling. Yes, the two can go together. Male camels can weigh as much as a ton. In Turkey, the animals are trained to square off in bouts of strength and skill. They do this before crowds numbering in the tens of thousands. As camels are tall, lumbering creatures, you don't want to get in their way. They can move surprisingly quickly, especially when two are locking necks, almost like a double helix, as they try to overpower each other. Turkey's largest camel wrestling tournament is held annually here in Secluk a market town of about 20,000 people. Camels...
  • 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...
  • Rancho Cotate’s Kimberly Rowley is part of the team

    01/26/2014 1:54:05 PM PST · by rey · 15 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | Jan 25th, 2014 | TED SILLANPAA
    ROHNERT PARK — Rancho Cotate High School sophomore Kimberly Rowley is a wrestler who has autism. Just don’t call her an autistic wrestler.
  • Albert Lea Wrestler's Selfless Act Gives Opponent First Win (MN)

    01/16/2014 4:04:46 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 1/16/14 | KSTP.com/KAAL
    A sophomore wrestler from Albert Lea intentionally lost his match in order to make his opponent's day. "I found out he had down syndrome, and then once I was told that, I knew that I was going to give him the match because I was told he hasn't won a match or anything yet," Ryleigh Bure said. He had his mother Danielle Bure film the match against Kyle, who was down syndrome. Ryleigh said he didn't tell anyone his plan. "Everyone deserves to win. I know what it feels like and he hasn't had a win yet, so I thought...
  • College wrestling: Penn State puts beating on Hawkeyes

    12/22/2013 11:32:31 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 5 replies
    WCF Courier ^ | 12-21-13 | Steve Batterson
    IOWA CITY | Top-ranked Penn State delivered a powerful message Saturday night. The three-time defending NCAA champions dominated the third-ranked Hawkeyes 24-12 in a nonconference dual which saw Iowa win just three matches. With a third-period pin at 133 pounds, Tony Ramos energized the Carver-Hawkeye Arena crowd of 13,747 which included celebrities Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, who enjoyed second-row center mat seats next to wrestling legend Dan Gable. Ramos’ win provided Iowa with the only bonus points the Hawkeyes mustered against the Nittany Lions. “We needed every point we could get and as a captain and leader of this...
  • A Long Simmering Feud: Penn State - Iowa Wrestling

    12/21/2013 1:14:34 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 19 replies
    philly.com ^ | 12-18-13 | Bscaff
    ...Earlier this summer, coaches, wrestlers, and fans in State College and Iowa City were alarmed to learn that the Lions and Hawks were not scheduled to wrestle - an unfortunate side effect to being in a 12- and soon to be 14-team conference. Many pointed to last year's awesome dual at Carver Hawkeye Arena, and wondered, with Olympic wrestling still fighting for its life, how could the Big Ten - the nation's premier wrestling conference - let this happen? Tom Brands and Cael Sanderson got it figured out, of course. And so for the first time since 1992, Penn State...
  • Teen who killed sister with wrestling moves sentenced to three years in juvenile facility

    12/11/2013 1:41:13 PM PST · by bgill · 12 replies
    The Advocate ^ | Dec. 11, 2013 | Chad Calder
    Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court Judge Andrea Janzen said the youth, who spent a half-dozen hearings in her courtroom sitting sullen and silent, had given her no evidence to explain how or why the child described as jovial and outgoing by fellow church members could be so disrespectful and angry at home.
  • Policy keeping girls off boys' wrestling team prevents 'undesired contact of sensual body parts,'

    11/12/2013 1:06:25 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 159 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | November 12, 2013 | John Beauge
    Full Title: Policy keeping girls off boys' wrestling team prevents 'undesired contact of sensual body parts,' says Line Mountain High School WILLIAMSPORT — The prospect of co-ed wrestling presents dilemmas, such as how an adult male coach demonstrates techniques on a middle school-aged female, the Line Mountain School District claims. That is one of the arguments the Northumberland County school district makes in urging U.S. Middle District Judge Matthew W. Brann not to make permanent the order he issued Oct. 31 that allowed a seventh-grade girl identified only as A.B. to sign up for the middle school wrestling team. The...
  • Genesis 25 - First Wrestling Match in Recorded History

    10/15/2013 9:54:39 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 17 replies
    Wrestlers of Faith ^ | 15 October 2013 | J. Northrup
    Genesis 25 - The First Wrestling Match in Recorded History In Biblical History, which is arguably the most accurate history in the world, a woman named Rebekah was pregnant with two boys; Jacob and Esau. While in the womb the two boys moved and kicked very often, almost seeming to wrestle with each other. Like many historical stories in the Bible, all of us are like one of these two little wrestlers. Rebekah prayed and asked God why this was happening. The Lord answered her and said that she was pregnant with two great nations. The older would serve the...
  • Wrestling pins opponents, stays in Olympics

    09/08/2013 9:34:56 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10:57 a.m. CDT, September 8, 2013 | Philip Hersh
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Making a solid case for its modernity despite being a core sport of the ancient Olympics, wrestling saved its place on the Summer Games program Sunday. Wrestling wiped its opponents off the mat, defeating baseball / softball and squash to gain the one open spot on the 2020 Olympic program and be assured of staying at least through 2024. It took just one round of voting by International Olympic Committee members for wrestling to get the needed majority. Wrestling got 49 votes to 24 for baseball / softball and 22 for squash.
  • The resurrection of Jake 'The Snake' Roberts

    07/26/2013 7:16:00 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | Jay Busbee
    SMYRNA, Ga. – In the tiny second-floor bedroom, there's a pile of Jake "The Snake" Roberts action figures on a table, plastic muscles ripped and bulging, snarls on tiny faces. Above them, on the wall, are signed comic-book-style cartoons of Jake The Snake fighting atop the Empire State Building and deep in the heart of the jungle. All around the room are photographs of Jake The Snake wrestling in some of the world's largest arenas against fellow iconic wrestlers. It'd be a hell of a tribute to the man, were it not for Jake the Snake himself writhing in the...
  • Israel Female Wrestler Bitten By Egyptian Rival But Wins Gold

    06/01/2013 11:33:39 PM PDT · by idov · 17 replies
    Ynet ^ | June 2, 2013 | Oren Aharoni
    Ilana Kartysh, who won gold medal in Golden Grand Prix tournament in Italy, tells Ynet about violent incident she experienced in semi-final when her opponent broke her fingers, bit her. 'I can't remember such dirty behavior in sports,' she says Israeli wrestler Ilana Kartysh won a gold medal Saturday in the Golden Grand Prix tournament in Italy, but her historical achievement was marred by a very unpleasant incident, when she was attacked by her Egyptian rival during the semi-final. Kartysh, 22, who competed in the 67-kilogram weight category, made it to the semi-final after beating opponents from Hungary and Kazakhstan....
  • Taylor [USA] pins Dzhukaev [RUS] in Rumble On the Rails

    05/16/2013 7:32:37 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5-15-13 | Universal Sports
    David Taylor pins Russian Rasul Dzhukaev in Grand Central Station.
  • Dake vs. Taylor slated for championship finale (NCAA Wrestling Championships)

    03/23/2013 3:55:47 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 22 replies
    ncaa.com ^ | 3-23-13 | Roger Moore
    Cornell’s Dake puts 76-match win streak on the line Saturday Roger Moore, NCAA.com DES MOINES, Iowa – It is the unstoppable force against the immovable object. A Ferrari versus a Mack truck. A thoroughbred and a Clydesdale. David Taylor and Kyle Dake. Since word spread Dake, a three-time NCAA champion for Cornell, was moving up to a fourth weight class for the fourth year, the chatter from California to New York has been about 165 pounds. Dake, an Ithaca, N.Y., native, has won 76 consecutive matches and is trying to add his name to yet another column of the NCAA...
  • Penn State takes 20.5-point lead into finals (NCAA Wrestling)

    03/22/2013 7:47:55 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 6 replies
    Evening Sun ^ | 3-22-13 | Luke Merideth
    DES MOINES, Iowa—Penn State has all but clinched a third straight national title. All that's left for the powerhouse Nittany Lions is for David Taylor to defend the title that Cornell's Kyle Dake has worked so hard to take. Penn State had 114.5 points and a commanding 20.5-point lead over Oklahoma State heading into Saturday's finals of the NCAA championships. Minnesota is third in the team race with 86 points, followed by Iowa with 68. The Nittany Lions also have five wrestlers set to compete for a title, including a surging Taylor. He and Dake—who is one win away from...
  • Friendly wrestling match between U.S., Iran to take place in New York Times Square

    03/22/2013 8:53:46 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 20 replies
    Trend ^ | 12 March 2013 | S.Isayev, T. Jafarov
    A friendly wrestling match between the teams of United States of America and The Islamic Republic of Iran will take place in 2 months in New York Times Square, Parsfootball website reported. The exact date of the match was revealed as well - the wrestlers will lock horns on May 15. Iran's Wrestling Federation confirmed that the U.S. authorities sent an invitation to the Iranian side, which was accepted. Iran's national freestyle wrestling team, which includes 18 members (5 coaches plus athletes) will make a visit to the hosting country in the near future. Iran and the U.S. have recently...
  • Penn State extends lead, Dake, Taylor cruise to quarters (NCAA Wrestling Championships)

    03/22/2013 7:43:44 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 12 replies
    Intermat ^ | 3-21-13 | Andrew Hipps
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Two-time defending national champion Penn State extended its lead at Session II of the 2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships after four Nittany Lion wrestlers from 157 pounds through 184 pounds earned bonus points in their second-round matches. Penn State has six quarterfinalists and sits 3.5 points in front of second-place Oklahoma State. The Cowboys have seven quarterfinalists, which is more than any other school, and have all ten wrestlers alive heading into Friday's competition. Minnesota remained in third place in the team standings, five points behind Oklahoma State, despite a tough second round that saw...
  • Penn State wrestlers crown 4 champs, win 3rd straight Big Ten championship

    03/10/2013 3:47:31 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 35 replies
    Pennlive.com ^ | 3-10-13 | Jim Carlson
    Another incredible Big Ten wrestling team title race was won by another incredible final-day finish by Penn State. Boasting four champions and 10 NCAA qualifiers, the Nittany Lions outscored a charging Minnesota team and a sagging Iowa squad to win their third straight Big Ten crown. Penn State tallied 151 points to Minnesota’s 139 and Iowa’s 130.5. David Taylor at 165 and Ed Ruth at 184 became three-time Big Ten champs, the third and fourth Nittany Lions ever to do so. And Penn State will take all 10 wrestlers to the NCAAs for the first time in 16 years. Penn...
  • 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.
  • The WWE's Tea Party Wrestler Is Making Conservatives Hit the Mat

    02/21/2013 9:09:41 PM PST · by Arthurio · 24 replies
    CONNOR SIMPSON 5,918 ViewsF EB 20, 2013 The WWE's new bad guys in town are not-so-loosely inspired by the Tea Party, and that has conservative commentators not-so-quietly complaining that the company is bringing back a movement already under siege from Karl Rove — this time in one of the country's most curious of conservative spotlights, and as a couple of outwardly racist xenophobes who want to send Mexicans back across the border. Even if that was kind of the whole point. On the February 11 episode of Monday Night Raw — frequently the highest rated cable show in the country...
  • Keep Wrestling in the Olympics - Sign the Petition

    02/14/2013 1:34:06 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 12 replies
    Vanity ^ | 2/13/13 | Vanity
    Keep Wrestling in the Olympics! We have 270,000 wrestlers in high school and the Olympics is the aspiration of many. It is one of the real tests in high school athletics and to take away the Olympics is a big blow to the sport. There are more important things than TV ratings. They are keeping golf and replacing wrestling, the sport from the ancient Greeks and in the first Olympics. It was painted on cave walls 3000 years ago. Americans have earned over 100 Olympic medals in wrestling! Thanks for your support.
  • Wrestling dropped from 2020 Games

    02/12/2013 11:10:28 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 66 replies
    ESPN ^ | February 12, 2013, 1:58 PM ET
    Tags: IOC, 2020 Olympics, Daniel Cormier LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- IOC leaders dropped wrestling from the Olympic program on Tuesday, a surprise decision that removes one of the oldest Olympic sports from the 2020 Games. The IOC executive board decided to retain modern pentathlon -- the event considered most at risk -- and remove wrestling instead from its list of 25 "core sports." The IOC board acted after reviewing the 26 sports on the current Olympic program. Eliminating one sport allows the International Olympic Committee to add a new sport to the program later this year. Wrestling, which combines freestyle and...
  • IOC cuts wrestling from 2020 Olympics

    02/12/2013 7:39:17 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 41 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 2/12/2013 | Maggie Hendricks
    IOC cuts wrestling from 2020 Olympics Maggie Hendricks In a shocking move, the International Olympic Committee voted to drop wrestling from its schedule for the 2020 Games. The unexpected decision was made via secret ballot during a Tuesday meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland where officials were discussing ways to "streamline" the Olympics. Though many assumed modern pentathlon would get the boot, the committee instead decided to eliminate wrestling, which has roots in the ancient Greece games and has been a part of every modern Olympics since they began in 1896. The vote was completed over several rounds and the final totals...
  • No. 3 Hawks start fast, beat top-ranked Penn State

    02/02/2013 7:40:03 AM PST · by traderrob6 · 27 replies
    Examiner ^ | 2/2/13 | Troy Hyde
    On paper, the third-ranked Iowa wrestling team had every bit a chance to win Friday night’s dual with Penn State as the top-ranked Nittany Lions. Both teams had top-ranked wrestlers and both had matches they should have won. The Hawkeyes took care of the matches they were favored in and did a little more as Tony Ramos earned a big win by fall at 133 and sophomore Mike Evans won the only true swing match of the night during a 22-16 victory over Penn State in front of a loud and crazy sold-out crowd of 15,077 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The...
  • Wresting: No. 1 Penn State vs. No. 3 Iowa

    02/01/2013 11:16:18 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 27 replies
    Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier ^ | 2-1-13 | Steve Batterson
    1 hour ago • By STEVE BATTERSON, sbatterson@qctimes.com (0) Comments IOWA CITY --- When two-time defending NCAA champion Penn State rides into Carver-Hawkeye Arena tonight, Tom Brands is looking for a different type of rodeo. The top-ranked Nittany Lions handled the third-ranked Hawkeyes a year ago, winning 22-12 at home and the Iowa wrestling coach expects an improved approach from his team in today’s 8 p.m. clash between the only remaining unbeaten teams in Big Ten action. “The number one thing we need to do is fight,” Brands said. As an example, Brands points to a 174-pound match in last...
  • 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.
  • Olympic gold medalist Jeff Blatnick dies

    10/24/2012 3:35:35 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    WNYT - Albany, New York ^ | October 24, 2012 | Anna Didio
    Niskayuna native Jeff Blatnick, who overcame cancer to win an Olympic gold medal, has died from cardio-pulmonary arrest. He was 55 years old. Blatnick took home the gold in Greco-Roman wrestling in 1984.
  • The Richest Wrestlers in the World

    09/04/2012 6:02:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    Celebrity Networth ^ | September 4, 2012 | Brian
    Who are the richest wrestlers in the world? For anyone whose parents say you’ll never make any money learning to take a folding chair to the face, immediately show them this list.
  • "The Animal" Throws Out/Eats First Pitch (Wrestler George "The Animal" Steele

    06/05/2012 10:38:45 AM PDT · by commish · 33 replies
    The Hall of Very Good ^ | 4 June 2012 | Anonymous
    As a wrestling fan, I'm pretty sure I prayed for this to happen a couple dozen years ago and now that it's happened...I couldn't be more excited. And thank God America's White Boy discovered this amazing video so I can cross another item off my bucket list. Apparently, over the weekend, wrestling legend George "The Animal" Steele threw out the first pitch at a Rochester Red Wings game. No big deal, right? Well, fans of the Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins got exactly what I would've hoped for from the 75-year-old WWE Hall of Famer.
  • 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...
  • Penn State defends (NCAA Wrestling) title

    03/18/2012 5:55:43 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 4 replies
    stl today ^ | 3-18-12 | joe lyons
    Penn State successfully defended its title Saturday night before a boisterous record-breaking crowd of 18,819 in the 82nd annual NCAA wrestling championships at Scottrade Center. The Nittany Lions, who finished the final session with three undefeated champions and a pair of runners-up, wrapped up the title with 143 points, beating out Minnesota (1171/2). It was the third national title for Penn State, which received championship performances four-time All-American Frank Molinaro (33-0) at 149, David Taylor (32-0) at 165 and Ed Ruth (31-0) at 174. Nico Megaludis (second at 125), Quentin Wright (second at 184) and Dylan Alton (third at 157)...
  • NJ Robber Dies After Trying to Steal Phone from Former HS Wrestler

    02/05/2012 2:48:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Sunday, Feb 5, 2012 | Brian Thompson
    A Newark man died after a tussle with a former high school wrestler he tried to rob early Saturday, NBC New York has learned. Law-enforcement sources told NBC New York that 30-year-old Gian Davis approached two men near Bloomfield Avenue at about 1:15 a.m. and asked for change. When the men said "no," he then asked to borrow a cell phone, grabbed it and tried to run off with it, sources said. One of the men lunged to get the phone back and Davis put him in a headlock, according to sources. Then, sources say the other man, a former...
  • Obama loses Hulk Hogan’s support

    10/13/2011 1:32:36 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | October 13, 2011 | Caitlin McDevitt
    Hulk Hogan isn't buying into Obamamania anymore. The wrestling legend appeared on “Fox and Friends” on Thursday and explained why he’s no longer a fan of the president. “I was a big Obama supporter and kinda, like, believed everything he said he was gonna do,” said Hogan. "But now that nothing’s happened,” he said he's had a change of heart. Hogan also said he was bothered when Obama borrowed his theme song, “Real American,” to make his entrance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner earlier this year. (While the song played, an image of Obama’s birth certificate flashed on screens...
  • Official: Potential UT move to Pac-12 ‘heating up’

    09/18/2011 3:13:59 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 43 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 9.18.11 | Alan Trubow
    The Pac-12 appears to be working out the final details of a deal that would bring Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech to the conference, sources close to the situation told Hookem.com and the American-Statesman on Sunday morning.
  • Randy "Macho Man" Savage Dead At 58

    05/20/2011 4:29:42 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 10 replies
    self
    Just heard the news - killed in car crash in Florida ...
  • Pro Wrestler Randy 'Macho Man' Savage Dies in Car Accident, Report Says

    05/20/2011 10:33:16 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 47 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | May 20, 2011
    Pro wrestling superstar Randy "Macho Man" savage died after having a heart attack while driving his Jeep Wrangler, TMZ reports. The accident happened in Tampa Bay, Fla. according to Savage's brother, Lanny Poffo. He told TMZ the accident happened Friday morning when Savage lost control of his vehicle.
  • (Pro wrestler) "Macho Man" Randy Savage dies in car accident

    05/20/2011 10:24:38 AM PDT · by Moose4 · 11 replies
    Today (NBC) ^ | 20 May 2011 | Courtney Hazlett
    Legendary wrestler Randy Savage, known to fans as "Macho Man," died in a car accident in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, according to TMZ. He was 58. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Savage was driving his Jeep Wrangler when he veered across a concrete median, through oncoming traffic, and "collided head-on with a tree." He was transported to Largo Medical Center, where he died. Savage's wife of one year, Lynn, was a passenger but sustained only minor injuries, according to TMZ.
  • Macho Man Randy Savage Dies In Car Accident

    05/20/2011 10:17:03 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 51 replies
    http://www.tmz.com/ ^ | May 20 2011 | TMZ staff
    Macho Man Randy Savage -- one of the greatest wrestlers of all-time -- died today in a car accident in Tampa, Florida ... TMZ has learned. TMZ spoke with Randy's brother, Lanny Poffo, who tells us the wrestling legend suffered a heart attack while he was behind the wheel around 9:25 AM ... and lost control of his vehicle. Earlier this month, Savage celebrated his 1-year anniversary with his new wife Lynn. Savage was 58. Macho Man began wrestling in the WWF in 1985 and became a superstar with his trademark catchphrase "Ooooooh Yeaahhhhh." UPDATE: Florida Highway Patrol tells TMZ...
  • Wrestling, Sport for Our Times

    03/30/2011 6:14:51 AM PDT · by rhema · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | 3/30/11 | JAMES FREEMAN
    The official sport of the "new normal" recently held its annual championships in Philadelphia. Think of college wrestling as the athletic version of an austerity program. Wearing almost nothing, coached by men who make next to nothing, and with no hope of professional careers because they don't exist, 34 competitors in each weight class arrived on the mats of the NCAA tournament. Of course, all but one in each of the 10 weight classes left disappointed. As consolation prizes, many received significant facial bruising and at least one, defending champion Darrion Caldwell of North Carolina State, a dislocated shoulder. Was...
  • Tiny wrestler's tyke-downs

    03/13/2011 7:41:34 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 13, 2011 | BRAD HAMILTON
    He's got Mike Tyson's scowl, Mr. T's hair -- and the body of a third-grader. Eight-year-old wrestling champ Steve "Stevo" Poulin also has 6 million online fans. "He's a peewee icon," marveled his dad, Steve Poulin, whose video of Stevo tossing around opponents like dolls became a YouTube sensation last week. "There are other kids as good as him, but none has his personality," the proud pop boasted. The clips show Stevo, the reigning state champion in his age group after he won the title in New York City March 5, sporting a purple mohawk, grimly shaking the hand of...
  • Should Boys Be Wrestling Girls?

    03/01/2011 9:40:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2011 | Mona Charen
    Around Washington, D.C., if you mention Iowa, the first thing that will pop into most people's minds is "caucuses." But in Iowa, if you asked a local about the matchups, he'd most likely assume you were talking about wrestling. That's right, the non-metaphorical, sweaty, rough-and-tumble on the mat sort of wrestling. This year's Iowa state championships attracted attention nationwide when the promising high school sophomore Joel Northrup (the fifth-ranked wrestler in the state) defaulted on his first match. He had drawn Cassy Herkelman, a female freshman, as his opponent, and he could not, in good conscience, wrestle a girl. Northrup's...
  • Not Wrestling Girls

    02/25/2011 5:27:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2011 | Brent Bozell
    It's so easy to look at teenagers in general today and sigh. They're more than a bit lazy, a bit spoiled and more than a bit morally compromised. Two teenagers made national news. One showed common decency and sportsmanship, two virtues seemingly uncommon in that generation. Hope is restored. Sixteen-year-old wrestler Joel Northrup faced a dilemma when he was scheduled to wrestle Cassy Herkelman, one of only two girls to make it to the state tournament. Even though he entered with a 35-4 record, Northrup forfeited rather than violate his religious principles. Cassy's father, Bill Herkelman, praised the Northrup family:...