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  • 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.
  • Rob Gronkowski wins the 24/7 Championship belt at WrestleMania 36

    04/06/2020 4:42:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Yardbarker ^ | April 5, 2020 | Staff
    WWE has made it clear that it is making Rob Gronkowski a big part of its plans. Not only was Gronk named the host for WrestleMania 36, which took place over two days this weekend for the first time, but he also got involved in the competition. After the Edge-Randy Orton match, Mojo Rawley ran into the ring and was chased by a bunch of a wrestlers. Out of nowhere, Gronk jumped on top of the pile and pinned Rawley to win the 247 Championship.
  • Camel Wrestling: It’s a Thing, and We Have Video

    03/29/2020 2:48:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 14, 2020 | Zeynep Karatas
    Inside the world of camel wrestling in TurkeyCamel wrestling festivals are held throughout the winter months in western Turkey, a tradition rooted in the nomadic culture of Yoruk tribes, a Turkic ethnic group. In the days when the nomads used camels as the primary means of transportation, male camels would compete for the opportunity to mate with female camels in heat by “wrestling” — nudging each other until one fell to the ground or ran away. These days, the wrestling matches are held in stadiums, in festivals attended by hundreds of locals. Camel owners spend thousands of dollars to feed...
  • WrestleMania moved, will air live without fans

    03/18/2020 8:19:32 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 1 replies
    ESPN ^ | 3/16/20 | Marc Raimondi ESPN Staff Writer
    WWE's big blockbuster event of the year will still happen. Just on a much smaller scale. In a statement Monday, WWE said WrestleMania will no longer take place at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Now, it will air live from the WWE training facility in Orlando, Florida. The April 5 date will still hold. No fans will be allowed into the event. The change was made in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic.
  • Ex-Patriots star Rob Gronkowski is 'deep in talks with the WWE to become a professional wrestler' a year after retiring from the NFL at age 29

    03/11/2020 9:44:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 11, 2020 | Alex Ruskin
    Retired New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski is ready to re-enter the workforce, only instead of an NFL comeback, the three-time Super Bowl champion is eyeing the world of professional wrestling. According to Fox Sports report, Gronkowski is 'deep in talks' with World Wrestling Entertainment (formerly the World Wrestling Federation), but his exact role with the WWE remains unclear. TMZ is reporting that Gronkowski will be doing cameos and part-time work, rather than becoming a full-time wrestler. The 30-year-old Gronkowski is no stranger to the ring. He found his way into a Battle Royal at WrestleMania 33 alongside his friend,...
  • Prosthetic legs of California high school wrestling captain stolen from gym

    11/24/2019 11:12:02 AM PST · by Boomer · 20 replies
    FNC ^ | 11/24/19 | David Aaro
    The prosthetic legs of a double amputee and soon-to-be high school wrestling captain were stolen from a gym closet in California last week, putting his dreams of winning a state championship or even wrestling this season in doubt. Brett Winters, a senior at Pacific High School in San Bernardino, California, was born without tibia bones in his legs. As a baby, his mother was told by doctors that Winters could either spend life in a wheelchair or amputate his legs.
  • WWE Hiring New Writers, Manger of Community Relations And More

    09/13/2019 12:46:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    411 Mania ^ | September. 13. 2019 | Joseph Lee
    WWE is hiring for several new positions including junior and senior level writers, which you can see details for in the listings below. – Writer **THE WWE CREATIVE TEAM IS CURRENTLY STAFFING JUNIOR TO SENIOR LEVEL WRITING POSITIONS** WWE develops and produces the longest running weekly episodic television show in history. With 52 weeks of original programming combining action, adventure, comedy, horror, drama and reality, the creative team’s goal is to provide compelling stories portrayed by the world’s most charismatic, diverse, larger-than-life characters on or off television. Develop clearly defined yet emotionally complex characters for a diverse group of WWE...
  • Harley Race, pro wrestling legend, dies at 76

    08/01/2019 6:18:46 PM PDT · by PallMal · 5 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | August 1, 2019 | Brian Campbell
    Hall of fame wrestling legend Harley Race, an eight-time NWA champion, dies at 76.
  • A man tried to tackle wrestling champion Bret Hart during his WWE Hall of Fame speech

    04/07/2019 11:03:00 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 12:49 PM ET, Sun April 7, 2019 | Madeline Holcombe and Christina Maxouris, CNN
    Hart was on stage with his niece, Natalya, Neidhart's daughter and also a WWE wrestler, who also fell to the ring floor as Madsen tackled Hart. [cut] "I'm so proud of my uncle @BretHart tonight during our HOF ceremony," Natalya tweeted after the event. "Bret is a cancer survivor, a stroke survivor and one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. He didn't deserve to be attacked or have his moment or my dad's diminished. We got it back on track. Thank you, guys." Security held Madsen down until police arrived and arrested him. A security guard suffered minor injuries,...
  • Chris “King Kong Bundy” Pallies passes away at 61

    03/05/2019 3:38:46 AM PST · by massmike · 25 replies ^ | 03/05/2019 | John Pollock
    The news was reported late Monday night that Chris Pallies, who was more recognizable under the moniker “King Kong Bundy” passed away on Monday at the age 61. He was a product of The Monster Factory in New Jersey and trained by Larry Sharpe, beginning his career in 1981 and working under several ring names, including Chris Canyon and Chris Cannon. He would adopt the “Bundy” surname when he traveled to Texas and worked for World Class Championship Wrestling. In June 1982, Bundy headlined at Texas Stadium in Fritz Von Erich’s retirement match with Von Erich defeating Bundy in a...
  • Sumo wrestlers told beards have to go

    03/01/2019 1:52:38 AM PST · by Enterprise · 10 replies ^ | FEBRUARY 27, 2019 | Unknown
    In a blow for fans of sporting stubble, Japanese sumo officials have shown their razor sharp intent by banning wrestlers from growing beards.A number of superstitious sumo wrestlers choose not to shave their beards during competition, believing that such a move would bring about bad luck. But in a sweeping new move that has also outlawed tattoos and long nails, the sport’s authorities have declared that any failure to adhere to the new rules will leave wrestlers a whisker away from trouble.
  • WWE Hall of Famer Pedro Morales has passed away

    02/12/2019 1:55:27 PM PST · by massmike · 11 replies
    Wrestling ^ | 02/12/2019 | Paul Davis
    We are sad to report that former WWWF Champion Pedro Morales has passed away at 76 after battling health issues for several years, including Parkinson’s disease. The news broke via Hugo Savinovich. In addition to being a former WWF World Heavyweight Champion, he is also a former Tag Team and Intercontinental Champion which would make him the first Triple Crown winner in company history.
  • Les Thornton dead at 84 (professional wrestler)

    02/03/2019 2:06:19 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    CANOE -- Slam! Sports - Wrestling ^ | February 3, 2019 | Greg Oliver
    The well-traveled Les Thornton, former NWA World junior heavyweight champion, has died. He was 84 years old. His wife, Terry, posted the news Facebook: "It is with great sadness we share that Les Thornton peacefully took his leave on February 1, 2019 at 11:15 am, with his devoted wife, Terry at his side." ... Born in Salford, England, Thornton put in 34 years into the pro wrestling business. "I broke in the business in 1957 and I didn't come to the States until 1970," he told this writer in 2004. Previous to that, he played professional rugby for 12 years....
  • High school to skip events officiated by referee who told wrestler to cut dreadlocks

    12/27/2018 10:30:35 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 32 replies
    MSN Sports ^ | 12/27/2018 | Michael Frankel
    BUENA, N.J. -- A New Jersey school district says its wrestling team will no longer compete in events officiated by a referee who told a wrestler to lose his dreadlocks or forfeit his bout. The announcement came during an emergency meeting held Wednesday with the Buena Regional school board and members of the community. The groups that assign referees have already said they wouldn't assign the ref until further notice. Buena Regional High School wrestler Andrew Johnson had his dreadlocks cut minutes before his match on Dec. 19. Johnson, who is black, had a cover over his hair, but referee...
  • WWE Announces Larry 'The Axe' Hennig Has Died at Age 82

    12/06/2018 6:17:01 PM PST · by massmike · 3 replies ^ | 12/06/2018 | Joseph Zucker
    Wrestling legend Larry "The Axe" Hennig died at age 82, WWE confirmed Thursday. According to WWE, Hennig suffered from a lengthy illness as well as kidney failure. Hennig is a legend in his own right as a result of his time with the American Wrestling Association, where he was a four-time tag team champion. His bigger legacy, though, came as the patriarch of the Hennig wrestling family, which includes (grandson Curtis) Axel and Axel's father, "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig. According to the Internet Wrestling Database, Hennig last wrestled for the AWA in 1985, teaming with Mr. Perfect in a losing...
  • Pro Wrestling - New Villain is SJW-Verbiage Spewing, Male Feminist Vegan

    12/05/2018 9:25:35 AM PST · by gaijin · 18 replies
    Twitter ^ | Dec. 4th, 2018 | twitter
    Daniel Bryan: "I hope my daughter kicks as many men in the groin as possible..! I hope she kicks every man consuming water out of plastic bottles..! And I see your evil eating of unsustainable chicken..! You're a horrible human being and you should be ashamed of yourself..!" We've had The Undertaker, The Sheik, Rowdy Rody Piper, etc. Now, there's THIS new SJW wrestler guy, who seems to have a winning formula. See his 45-second ringside rant, you don't have to be a pro-wresting fan (I'm not). I'm relieved we can joke about this, I hope wrestling fans won't...