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  • The Rock Says None of His Friends Support Joe Biden

    11/16/2023 12:07:59 PM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | November 16, 2023 at 1:01pm | By Elizabeth Weibel
    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson clarified that none of his friends support President Joe Biden, though they support the Democratic Party. During an interview on “The Joe Rogan Experience,” The Rock spoke to host Joe Rogan about how he joined the World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE), the ongoing situation between Israel and Hamas, the Maui wildfires, and the increased political division in the United States. Rogan brought up how the U.S. is “divided and polarized” and placed the blame on social media and people who are addicted to their phones, social media apps, and “reading stuff and attacking each other.” “When...
  • Dwayne Johnson meets with US Senators to discuss military recruitment

    11/16/2023 2:51:28 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 11 15 2023 | Eric Mullin
    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson met with several U.S. Senators in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to discuss his efforts to help with military recruitment. The meeting featured Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jon Tester (D-MT), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Susan Collins (R-ME), Todd Young (R-IN), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL). Johnson's business partner, XFL CEO Dany Garcia, was also present. Tester, who arranged the sit-down, according to NBC News, said Johnson is "going to advocate for people to join the military over a period of time." “He’s got an incredible following, maybe the biggest," Tester added. “I'm really pleased that he's...
  • Washington Post Reporter Endorses Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson for President

    11/16/2023 11:38:48 AM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    SLAY News ^ | November 16, 2023 - 10:21 am | Frank Bergman
    A Washington Post reporter has published an article declaring his endorsement for Hollywood actor and former WWE wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for president in 2024. Washington Post deputy opinion editor David Von Drehle argues in a new column that Johnson is the best nominee for president. “For four years, I have been saying to anyone who will listen — not many people, I must admit — that America has a sure and happy pathway out of the doom loop of Biden vs. Trump, Trump vs. Biden, seemingly for the rest of eternity,” Von Drehle writes. “Johnson is that pathway....
  • NFL fans claim they ALREADY know who will play in Super Bowl LVIII next February... as bizarre conspiracy theory goes viral on social media

    11/08/2023 8:17:00 AM PST · by DFG · 68 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 11/08/2023 | Max Winters
    Eagle-eyed NFL fans believe they already know who will take to the field at Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas in February. We are still 95 days out from the highly-anticipated climax of the NFL season but that still hasn't stopped fans from sharing a wild conspiracy theory online. Some have predicted that the two teams who battle for the Vince Lombardi Trophy are pre-selected by the NFL and their team's colors combine to make up that year's Super Bowl logo. Explaining this theory, popular X account NFL Memes initially pointed out that the logo for Super Bowl LVI was...
  • This is why a lot of us have stopped watching football

    11/03/2023 3:03:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 86 replies
    Not the Bee ^ | Nov 3, 2023 | Hamilton Porter
    If you can make ridiculous calls like this one, you can definitely use your "discretion" to rig a game. And that's why people don't trust the NFL anymore. Watch this absolute non-penalty get called for a fifteen yarder with an automatic first down. .... Roughing the passer?! They literally hit him as he’s throwing. It’s impossible to play football if this is roughing. ... Bro, those dudes were half a second from a sack, not even! Just absolutely ridiculous refereeing here. And Kirk Herbstreit's commentary is just brilliant. You can tell he's been around long enough to know how to...
  • US likely to send long-range ATACMS missiles to Ukraine for the first time: Officials

    09/09/2023 5:16:02 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 108 replies ^ | September 8, 2023 | Matt Seyler
    The Biden administration is likely to send Ukraine long-range Army Tactical Missile Systems, or ATACMS, to help in its fight to repel the Russian invasion of its territory, according to U.S. officials. "They are coming," said one official who had access to security assistance plans. The official noted that, as always, such plans are subject to change until officially announced. A second official said the missiles are "on the table" and likely to be included in an upcoming security assistance package, adding that a final decision has not been made. It could be months before Ukraine receives the missiles, according...
  • Terry Funk, WWE wrestling icon, dies at 79

    08/23/2023 6:04:39 PM PDT · by massmike · 12 replies ^ | 08/23/2023 | CARA TABACHNICK
    WWE wrestling icon Terry Funk has died at age 79, his manager Timothy Beal confirmed to CBS News Wednesday. His cause of death was not immediately released, but Beal said that Funk "was in bad health for some time" and was "in a nursing home." Funk's death was also confirmed in a statement by the WWE. For Funk, wrestling was a family affair. Growing up in in Amarillo, Texas, his father, Dory Funk, Sr., was a professional wrestler, and he started out as a tag-team wrestler with his brother Dory Funk, Jr., according to his WWE biography.
  • Vince McMahon subpoenaed in sexual misconduct investigation

    08/03/2023 10:05:18 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 19 replies
    CNN Business ^ | 8/3/23 | Jordan Valinsky
    New York CNN — Federal law enforcement agents executed a search warrant and subpoenaed World Wrestling Entertainment executive chairman Vince McMahon last month as part of an investigation into claims of sexual misconduct, the company announced this week. US regulators and federal agents also demanded that the WWE hand over certain documents. McMahon has not been charged with a crime. The WWE and McMahon did not immediately respond to a request for comment. McMahon was forced to retire as CEO in July 2022, but remained the company’s majority shareholder. Following his departure, the WWE disclosed multiple expenses that McMahon hadn’t...
  • 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...
  • WWE Hall of Famer The Iron Sheik Dies at 81

    06/07/2023 10:10:10 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 23 replies
    Variety ^ | 6/7.23 | Charna Flam
    Former professional wrestler Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri, better known as The Iron Sheik, has died, his official Twitter account announced on Wednesday. He was 81. “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 will endure for generations to come,” read the Twitter statement
  • 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 sued by former writer for alleged racial discrimination

    04/26/2023 4:27:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 26, 2023 | Marc Raimondi
    A former WWE writer has filed a lawsuit against the company, claiming racial discrimination and a hostile work environment. Britney Abrahams, a Black woman, said she was fired by WWE last year in retaliation for pushing back against racism as well as racist and stereotypical pitches in the writers' room, according to court documents. The suit was filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The complaint, written by Derek S. Sells of The Cochran Firm, lists the defendants as WWE itself, plus five backstage company employees and executives Vince McMahon and Stephanie McMahon....
  • WWE in talks with state gambling regulators to legalize betting on scripted match results

    03/08/2023 1:05:55 PM PST · by Tell It Right · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3/8/2023 | Alex Sherman
    WWE is in talks with state gambling regulators in Colorado and Michigan to legalize betting on high-profile matches, according to people familiar with the matter. WWE is working with the accounting firm EY to secure scripted match results in hopes it will convince regulators there’s no chance of results leaking to the public, said the people, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private. Accounting firms PwC and EY, also known as Ernst & Young, have historically worked with award shows, including the Academy Awards and the Emmys, to keep results a secret.
  • Super Bowl LVII: Live Thread

    02/11/2023 9:55:28 AM PST · by Impy · 408 replies
    Super Bowl LVII: Live Thread Your home for all things Fool's Ball! In Memoriam Danny Lee (BENDER2)
  • Lanny Poffo, ex-WWE star and brother of Randy Savage, dead at 68

    02/02/2023 5:44:38 PM PST · by massmike · 16 replies ^ | 02/02/2023 | Ryan Glasspiegel
    Lanny Poffo, a popular professional wrestler whose career spanned from the 1970s through the 2010s, has died. He was 68. The cause of death has not been revealed. “Arriving in WWE in 1985 alongside his brother, ‘Leaping’ Lanny Poffo was one of the first high-flyers in WWE,” WWE wrote on its web site. “While he achieved some success as a fan favorite reading his own poetry and throwing Frisbees to the crowd, he reached new heights as The Genius while managing Mr. Perfect [Curt Hennig]. WWE extends its condolences to Poffo’s family, friends and fans.” Poffo was the son of...
  • 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,...
  • ‘It’s Off the Table’: Dwayne Johnson Closes Door on Run for President Citing ‘Family’

    10/07/2022 3:40:44 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Oct 2022 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Hollywood action star and former wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson now says he will not be running for president, despite earlier teases of a possible run for office, citing “time with his family” for the decision. Johnson has been teasing a run for the White House for years. Indeed, back in 2017, he claimed that being president was “within my skill set.” And last year, he was buoyed by a poll that showed he’d be a popular candidate. Right after the 2021 poll, Johnson claimed he would “humbly and respectfully stand up, listen, and learn” about what it would take...
  • 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....
  • 'I am a product of rape. My mother was raped and CHOSE to have me': WWE anchor Kayla Braxton makes shocking revelation about her birth and blasts end of Roe v Wade - insisting women should 'always' have a choice

    06/27/2022 5:11:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 27, 2022 | Andrea Cavallier
    A WWE anchor has revealed that she is a 'product of rape' after her mom was sexually assaulted by a stranger as she issued a stinging rebuke of Roe v. Wade being overturned. WWE anchor Kayla Braxton tweeted: 'I am a product of rape. My mother was raped by a stranger - to this day, neither of us have any clue who my birth dad is. She chose to have me - clearly - but she did so because she CHOSE to. Not because a law told her she HAD to. It should always be our choice.' The 31-year-old took...
  • Vince McMahon steps back from WWE role as board investigates alleged misconduct

    06/18/2022 10:24:19 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    Fox Business ^ | Updated on June 17 | Ryan Gaydos
    Vince McMahon "voluntarily stepped back" from his role as WWE CEO and chairman while its board investigates alleged misconduct, the company said Friday. Stephanie McMahon, Vince’s daughter, was named interim CEO and interim chairwoman. Vince McMahon will retain his role in regards to WWE’s creative content. "I have pledged my complete cooperation to the investigation by the Special Committee, and I will do everything possible to support the investigation. I have also pledged to accept the findings and outcome of the investigation, whatever they are," he said in a statement. Stephanie McMahon added: "I love this company and am committed...