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  • 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,...
  • RUSSIANS WRESTLING WITH BEARS

    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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW4mC_GzcBs
  • WWE Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff Dies at 70

    07/29/2018 3:50:00 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 22 replies
    bleacherreport.com ^ | 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
    postandcourier.com ^ | 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
    Triblive.com ^ | 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.
  • 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...