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  • Arizona teen is the 1st girl to win boys state wrestling title

    02/24/2024 10:14:36 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 76 replies
    Scripps News Phoenix ^ | Feb 21, 2024
    In a triumphant display of grit and determination, 18-year-old Audrey Jimenez hit the mat over the weekend and made history by becoming the first girl to win the Arizona state wrestling title while competing against boys. The Tucson teen earned a Division 1 title, but it took more than just hard work and athleticism to get there. She first had to win matches over boys this season before being crowned champion. "The crowd was just super crazy," Jimenez told Scripps News Phoenix. "So that's what made it seem more of like 'Oh wow, like I just won state." While the...
  • Triple H and several top WWE executives will be fired from the Stamford-based company within a year, predicts veteran

    02/09/2024 7:00:54 PM PST · by Jonty30 · 13 replies
    https://www.sportskeeda.com/ ^ | Feb 09, 2024 | Ahmed Hamdy
    Wrestling veteran Vince Russo predicted that Triple H and other top WWE executives would depart the promotion within a year. Vince McMahon initially retired in 2022. However, he returned to the Stamford-based company in January 2023 as Executive Chairman. The 78-year-old recently resigned from his position and left the promotion amid being sued for sex trafficking by a former employee. Meanwhile, McMahon's son-in-law, Triple H, remains the Chief Content Officer. Speaking on The Brand podcast, Russo predicted that The Game and other former Vince McMahon associates would be let go from WWE within a year following the latter's departure: "I'm...
  • WWE Legend Masashi Ozawa, AKA Killer Khan, Dies at Age 76

    12/30/2023 6:48:46 PM PST · by massmike · 5 replies
    https://bleacherreport.com ^ | 12/30/2023 | MIKE CHIARI
    Masashi Ozawa, best known to WWE and pro wrestling fans as Killer Khan, has died at the age of 76. WWE announced Ozawa's passing Saturday and remembered him for his multiple stints with the company in the 1980s. Khan began wrestling in the United States in 1979 and remained in North America for a large portion of the 1980s. He memorably feuded with André the Giant in Georgia Championship Wrestling in 1980, which led to him signing a deal with WWE. Khan was instantly utilized as one of WWE's top villains, feuding with WWE champion Bob Backlund, intercontinental champion Pedro...
  • WWE Hall of Famer Rick Steiner removed from wrestling convention again over alleged transphobic remarks

    07/23/2023 11:51:20 AM PDT · by Tipllub · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-19-23
    WrestleCon reversed its decision to invite WWE Hall of Famer Rick Steiner to its showcase next month as the pro wrestling world focuses its attention on SummerSlam in Detroit. The wrestling convention initially decided to reinvite Steiner to its show months after Steiner was accused of using "hateful phrases" toward transgender female pro wrestler Gisele Shaw. WrestleCon owner Michael Bochicchio made the reversal Sunday and explained that Steiner apologized after the incident and that he felt like the former wrestler "learned a lot from his huge mistake." WrestleCon backtracked on its invitation. "When we allowed Rick Steiner to return to...
  • The Iron Sheik, WWE legend and Hulk Hogan rival, dead at 81

    06/07/2023 9:56:49 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 7, 2023 | Justin Tasch
    The Iron Sheik, a WWE legend who was one of Hulk Hogan’s greatest rivals during the 1980s, has died, according to a statement posted to his Twitter account on Wednesday. He was 81. “Today, we gather with heavy hearts to bid farewell to a true legend, a force of nature, and an iconic figure who left an incredible mark on the world of professional wrestling. It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of The Iron Sheik, but we also take solace in knowing that he departed this world peacefully, leaving behind a legacy that...
  • WWE superstar Billy Graham 'dies aged 79 with his wife and daughter by his side' after being taken off life support following battle with a 'myriad of health issues'

    05/17/2023 7:05:01 PM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 05/17/2023 | ISABEL BALDWIN
    WWE legend Billy Graham has died aged 79 after battling a 'myriad of health issues' while on life support. Graham had been in the hospital for a number of months dealing with a 'myriad of very serious health issues' and had been in the ICU for many weeks, according to a GoFundMe page set up to help him and his family. Graham died Wednesday after being taken off life support with his wife and daughter by his side, his family told TMZ.
  • Pro wrestling legend ‘Superstar’ Billy Graham on life support, wife says

    05/15/2023 6:19:11 PM PDT · by massmike · 9 replies
    www.wsbtv.com/ ^ | 05/15/2023 | Bob D'Angelo
    “Superstar” Billy Graham, a WWE Hall of Famer and the wrestling promotion’s world heavyweight champion during the late 1970s, is on life support, his wife said. Graham, 79, a former bodybuilder and heavily muscled wrestler whose real name is Eldridge Wayne Coleman, is suffering from a major infection in his ears and skull, his wife, Valerie, wrote on Twitter, comments that were also reported on TMZ Sports. Graham is also suffering from congestive heart failure, diabetes and hearing loss, his wife said. The latest update to A GoFundMe page set up for Graham said the former wrestler “coded.” According to...
  • Illinois youth wrestler who punched rival following loss is 'cited for ASSAULT ' after admitting to officers he threw the cheap shot because 'he was angry' over defeat

    04/20/2023 7:02:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 20, 2023 | Tyrell Feaster
    An Illinois youth wrestler who sucker punched his rival after losing their fight has been cited by cops following the violent attack. Hafid Alicea, 14, was issued the citation by the Oak Park Police Department on Thursday after admitting to officers he punched his opponent because 'he was angry that he had lost the match,' according to TMZ. It was recently reported that the parents of Cooper Corder, the young man who was on the receiving end of the punch, had decided to press charges. The incident occurred in Oak Park, Illinois, during a third-place, 125–128-pound match at this year's...
  • Missouri lawmaker posts video of kids chanting ‘Let’s go Brandon’ at wrestling event

    04/11/2023 2:00:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Kansas City Star via Yahoo ^ | 4/10/23 | Kacen Bayless
    A Missouri Republican state lawmaker posted video on social media that he said showed a group of young kids repeatedly chanting “Let’s go Brandon” in unison at a youth wrestling tournament in Independence last week. The video was posted on Twitter by state Rep. Aaron McMullen, an Independence Republican. McMullen said on Twitter that the video was filmed at Cable Dahmer Arena in Independence, which hosted the Adidas Wrestling Nationals, a K-12 tournament. In the video, the group of kids are seen smacking a wrestling mat between the chants. The phrase has been adopted as a rallying cry in conservative...
  • 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 · 55 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....