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  • Andy Kaufman to Be Inducted Into WWE Hall of Fame

    03/20/2023 3:02:06 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 39 replies
    Variety ^ | March 20, 2023 | Joe Otterson
    Andy Kaufman is set to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2023, Variety has learned. Kaufman will be inducted alongside this year’s fellow honorees that currently include Rey Mysterio and The Great Muta. Kaufman is best known for his career on the stage and screen, most famously starring as Latka Gravas in the hit sitcom “Taxi” from 1978-1983. He made his mark on the world of professional wrestling, however, when he declared himself the Inter-Gender Wrestling Champion of the World, offering money to any woman who could pin him as part of his act. This famously...
  • Notes on tonight's No. 1 Penn State vs. No. 2 Iowa Wrestling (Friday 8:30 PM EST, Big Ten Network)

    01/27/2023 4:35:53 PM PST · by FLNittany · 32 replies
    Team USA ^ | 1-27-23 | Patrick Donghia and James Allan
    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State (10-0, 3-0 B1G) will host Iowa (12-0, 5-0 B1G) on Friday, Jan. 27, in the second BJC Dual of the year for head coach Cael Sanderson's squad. The Nittany Lions and Hawkeyes face off at 8:30 p.m. in another B1G Network national telecast in the Jordan Center. This is Iowa's first trip to Penn State since the 2017-18 season. Penn State is coming off a superb two-win weekend in State College. The Nittany Lions dominated Michigan 30-8 in the first BJC Dual of the season last Friday, winning eight of ten matches including three...
  • Saudi Arabia to Hit USA Where it Hurts... by Buying WWE!

    01/11/2023 7:55:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    MARCA ^ | 11/01/2023 | Martha Camina
    Saudi Public Investment Fund making an offerThe Wall Street Journal reported just days ago that Vince McMahon was returning to WWE to sell the company. Now, it seems that he is set to sell the company to Saudi Arabia. It has only been a few months since the leader had stepped down as executive chairman due to a sexual harassment scandal. On doing so, he had handed over the reins of the entertainment giant to his daughter Stephanie and son-in-law Triple H, although he remained the majority shareholder. Following a statement from WWE, it was confirmed last night that McMahon,...
  • Pro Wrestling Has Roared Back to the Bay Area—And It’s Super Queer Now

    11/04/2022 6:23:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The San Francisco Standard ^ | Nov. 02, 2022 | Written by Peter-Astrid Kane Video by Jesse Rogala
    Apart from all the leathermen, drag performers and nudists milling about, the scene at last month’s Bearrison Street Fair in SoMa could have been straight out of Wrestlemania VI. Early in the afternoon, the first of several professional tag-team matches was a contest between a local powerhouse and some challengers from Malibu. Money Power Re$pect, an up-and-coming duo composed of Marco Mayur and Fabuloso Fabricio, went up against MyloBoo Barbie and Barbie Boi to see who would walk out with Full Queer Wrestling’s title belts—and who would exit past the portable toilets with heads hung in humiliation. This was an...
  • Sara Lee, WWE 'Tough Enough' winner and former NXT wrestler, dead at 30

    10/07/2022 7:53:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 54 replies
    Sara Lee, a former WWE "Tough Enough" winner who performed on the company’s NXT brand for nearly a year, has died, her mother announced on social media. Lee was 30. Lee’s mother, Terri, made the shocking revelation on her Facebook account. Lee participated in the sixth season of WWE "Tough Enough" in 2015, which is a reality series run by the pro wrestling company to determine who would get a WWE contract. She won the event with Josh Bredl, who wrestled as Bronson Matthews. She was assigned to NXT and trained at the WWE Performance Center before moving onto NXT....
  • Penn State puts five into the finals to lead Michigan by 23.5 points after day two of NCAA Wrestling Championships

    03/19/2022 8:31:29 AM PDT · by FLNittany · 27 replies
    Team USA ^ | 3-19-22 | Gary Abbott
    DETROIT, Mich. – Penn State entered the NCAA Championships semifinal round with six wrestlers and a 10.5- point lead over host Michigan in Little Caesars Arena. When the session was over, five Nittany Lions advanced to the finals, and the lead over Michigan extended to 23.5 points. Penn State finalists are No. 1 Roman Bravo-Young (133), No. 1 Nick Lee (141), No. 1 Carter Starocci (174), No. 2 Aaron Brooks (184) and No. 1 Max Dean (197). The only PSU wrestler in the semifinals to lose was No. 4 Greg Kerkvliet (285), who fell to 2020 Olympic champion Gable Steveson...
  • Penn State puts five into the finals to lead Michigan by 23.5 points after day two of NCAA Wrestling Championships...

    03/19/2022 8:10:49 AM PDT · by FLNittany
    Team USA ^ | 3-19-22 | Gary Abbott
    Chinese health authorities reported the first deaths from COVID-19 in more than a year. The country’s National Health Commission disclosed two deaths in Jilin province, bringing China’s official death count to 4,638.
  • For those interested - 2nd session of NCAA Wrestling Championships on espn now (7pm)

    03/17/2022 4:08:10 PM PDT · by FLNittany · 15 replies
    ncaa ^ | 3-17-22 | ncaa
    Some upsets this morning. Should only get better. Concludes w/ Championships on Saturday night.
  • Scott Hall’s family ‘will discontinue his life support’: Kevin Nash

    03/14/2022 10:05:56 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 14, 2022 11:38am | Jenna Lemoncelli
    WWE legend Scott Hall will be taken off life support, his friend and fellow NWO founder, Kevin Nash, announced on Sunday. “Scott’s on life support. Once his family is in place they will discontinue life support,” Nash wrote in an emotional tribute to Hall on Instagram, adding an old photo of the pair laughing together. Hall was put on life support after he suffered three heart attacks Saturday during complications from hip replacement surgery, according to PW Torch. Hall, 63, was at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Ga. to repair a broken hip after he sustained a fall. Hall has...
  • Fans of collegiate wrestling - tonight's the Super Bowl. #1 Penn State @ #2 Iowa on the B1G Network @ 9PM EST (if you get it)

    01/28/2022 5:54:35 PM PST · by FLNittany · 30 replies
    Big Ten Network 9PM EST ^ | 1-28-22 | Cael Sanderson
    PSU has won 8 of the last 10 NCAA Championships under Cael Sanderson. Iowa won last year's while PSU redshirted and lost some guys. When they get together in a dual, it's usually off the charts exciting.
  • Coming to U.S. for Friendship Match, Iran Wrestling Chief Says It’s for ‘Death to America’

    01/07/2022 7:04:52 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 23 replies
    P J Media ^ | JAN 06, 2022 | ROBERT SPENCER
    Mark your calendar: the moment you’ve been waiting for is finally on the horizon. The national wrestling team of the Islamic Republic of Iran is coming to the United States to play our team in Arlington, Texas on February 12. Sardar Pashaei, the Iranian-American ex-head coach of Iran’s national Greco-Roman wrestling team, said it was a “friendship match.” But Alireza Dabir, president of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s wrestling federation, has other ideas, saying that the match is all about “Death to America.” And so in wrestling, as in the political sphere with the nuclear talks in Vienna, the U.S....
  • US Olympian Wins Gold, Goes Viral For Inspiring Patriotic Interview

    08/06/2021 3:42:30 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/8/21 | Tamyra Mensa-Stock
  • USA's David Taylor scores in final 0:21 to win 86kg gold (Wrestling)

    08/05/2021 6:54:11 PM PDT · by FLNittany · 17 replies
    nbc sports ^ | 8-5-21 | nbc sports
    Great match - video at this link. Taylor beats the #1 seeded Iranian. You have to watch till the end.
  • Karaoke, a food truck and 'The Walking Dead': Meet America's giddiest gold medalist

    08/03/2021 1:50:24 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 9 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 8/3/2021 | By Henry Bushnell
    Tamyra Mensah-Stock might have been the happiest person at the Olympics even before she stepped onto a wrestling mat here Tuesday night. She had, after all, packed a karaoke machine, which, during a pre-Games training camp, she used every single day. But also because, as she said last month: “I definitely find pleasure in getting beat up and beating up people.” She did much more of the latter here in Tokyo, and so, throughout her stay, she was a 5-foot-5, 150-pound, frighteningly muscular bundle of joy. Every sentence she uttered seemed to end with a laugh or an exclamation. “I’m...
  • John Cena Called ‘Pathetic’ for Apologizing to China Over Taiwan Remark

    05/25/2021 11:46:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 25, 2021 | Mark Moore RSS FEED May 25, 2021
    ​John Cena was on the receiving end of a piledriver Tuesday from American Twitter users after his “pathetic” apology to China for referring to Taiwan as a country during a promotional spot for his new movie “F9.” SNIP Cena, speaking Mandarin, went on Chinese social media site Weibo Tuesday to apologize for calling Taiwan a country during a promotional interview for “F9,” the latest installment for the “Fast and Furious” franchise, earlier this month. SNIP “I made one mistake. I have to say something very, very, very important now. I love and respect China and Chinese people. I’m very, very...
  • Trump gives Medal of Freedom to wrestling legend Dan Gable

    12/08/2020 7:15:36 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 10 replies
    nypost ^ | December 7, 2020 | Mark Moore
    During a White House ceremony Monday to award the Medal of Freedom to wrestling legend Dan Gable, ​President Trump jokingly challenged the Olympic gold medalist to a match, asking, “Think I could take you?” Trump awarded Gable the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest honor, for his wrestling accomplishments.. The president noted the hall of fame grappler’s remarkable record of 64 wins in high school, 117​-1 record ​at Iowa State and his winning ​six ​matches in the Olympics and playfully questioned whether he would pin Gable. “Now I’m larger than you a little bit. You think I could take...
  • Dan Gable awarded Medal of Freedom

    12/04/2020 5:10:00 PM PST · by OKSooner · 18 replies
    OAN News Network ^ | 12-4-2020 | OAN
    Just now was a quick feature on OAN that Dan Gable has been awarded the Medal of Freedom, upon recommendation of the "Congressional wrestling caucus", IOW Jim Jordan.
  • Former WWE wrestler James 'Kamala' Harris dies at 70

    08/10/2020 6:27:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 10, 2020 | By Amir Vera and Hollie Silverman,
    (CNN)Former WWE wrestler James Harris has died at age 70, according to a news release from the wrestling company. Harris, who performed in the ring as Kamala, made his WWF debut in 1984, according to WWE's website. In a career that spanned more than two decades, Harris battled many of wrestling's superstars, including Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker and Andre the Giant, according to the release.
  • WWE Extreme Rules results: Rey Mysterio 'loses an eye' during match against Seth Rollins

    07/20/2020 4:19:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 19, 2020 | Houston Mitchell
    Fans of pro wrestling are used to wacky gimmicks such as "Dog Collar match" or "casket match," but a gimmick for Sunday's latest WWE pay-per-view, "Extreme Rules: Horror Show" was one for the books: "Eye for an Eye match." The match, pitting Rey Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins was billed as ending only when one competitor successfully pulled out the other competitor's eye. And, since a gimmick match is usually used to increase interest in a PPV, it worked, as a lot of fans were wondering how they were going to successfully pull this off. We'll see soon whether it caused...
  • WWE's new documentary is 'The Last Dance' for wrestling fans

    05/08/2020 9:54:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 8, 2020 | Anthony Sulla-Heffinger
    As the world watches and relives the epic career of Michael Jordan as part of “The Last Dance” documentary, wrestling fans are getting their own version as WWE is releasing “The Last Ride,” a look back at the Undertaker’s legendary career. Aside from the obvious resemblance in titles, these documentaries have much more in common that one would imagine, especially considering the subject matter. Yahoo Sports was provided a screener for the first episode of “The Last Ride,” and here’s a look at what fans can expect to learn from the five-part series.