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Hideo Itami wins tournament to get in Andre the Giant Battle Royal

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Hideo Itami is going to WrestleMania. Well, the WrestleMania 31 pre-show — but still WrestleMania! Itami won the four-man NXT tournament to get a spot in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, which has been moved to the pre-show due to time constraints (4 p.m. CST), and got to do the obligatory point at the Mania sign. To get in, Itami ... Read More »

Perro Aguayo Jr. dies following tag match against Rey Mysterio Jr. and Xtreme Tiger

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AAA’s top heel star Perro Aguayo Jr. died after a tag-team match in Tijuana last night. Aguayo Jr., 35, was teaming with Manik (T.J. Perkins) against Rey Mysterio Jr. and Xtreme Tiger. Videos of the match don’t seem to reveal anything out of the ordinary, although something clearly went very wrong. In the videos, Mysterio drop kicks Aguayo Jr. to set up a 619. ... Read More »

WWE’s latest WrestleMania Heritage action figures pay homage to wrestling’s Super Bowl

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No wrestler is more linked to WrestleMania than the Undertaker. The Deadman’s undefeated Streak had a mythical aura — until Brock Lesnar snapped it to became the One in 21 and One. But before there was a One in 21 and One, there was victory (and victim) No. 1. Mattel celebrates the beginning of the Streak in the latest installment of its WrestleMania Heritage action ... Read More »

WWE doctor Chris Amann sues CM Punk

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The estranged relationship between CM Punk and WWE became even more estranged — and strange — this week with a defamation lawsuit filed by the wrestling circuit’s ringside doctor, Chris Aman, against Punk for the wrestler’s infamous tell-all interview on Colt Cabana’s Art of Wrestling podcast last year. The lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court, and according to legal journal the Cook County Record, Amann is ... Read More »

Samoa Joe leaves TNA. Where will he end up?

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The exodus of talent from TNA Wrestling continued Tuesday with the departure of Samoa Joe. The Samoan Submission Machine announced the split on his Twitter account. I have decided to part ways with @ImpactWrestling. My very best to them moving forward, and my eternal thanks to the fans. — Samoa Joe (@SamoaJoe) February 17, 2015 TNA Executive Vice President John Gaburick confirmed ... Read More »

WWE doesn’t need you

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For those of you that missed it, last night was the WWE’s second-biggest pay-per-view event of the year: the Royal Rumble. Even if the show itself is crap, most look forward to the Rumble itself. Battle royals rock, special entrants are bound to show up every year and there’s bound to be a crazy spot or two. It’s a formula ... Read More »

Tag-Team of the Year (2014)

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While the modern wrestling show puts tag-team contests behind singles competition, those teams who make a living going 2-on-2 full-time still impress. The great series between Team 3D, the Hardys, and the Wolves felt like an Attitude-era throwback. And the Dust brothers united to create one of the most… eccentric… teams in recent memory. But which team was the best? ... Read More »

The fallacy of Vince McMahon’s brass ring speech

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Vince McMahon spoke candidly Monday night with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin about the state of the WWE Universe. The conversation — a live version of Austin’s podcast special to the WWE Network — was a fascinating look inside McMahon’s head and must-see television for anyone interested in the inner workings of the world’s biggest wrestling organization. And yet, for as ... Read More »

Great Khali’s WWE contract not renewed

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The Great Khali’s time in WWE is up. WWE declined to renew Khali’s contract, according to the Wrestling Observer. Khali’s profile had recently been moved to the alumni section of WWE.com, leading to speculation that he was released. The 7-foot-1, 347-pound Khali started in WWE as a monster heel, feuding with the Undertaker in April 2006. That feud led to the abomination that ... Read More »

Zack Ryder injured, out of action

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Ow, ow, ow, you know it. Zack Ryder announced on Twitter today that he’s torn his rotator cuff and the injury could require surgery. Sorry to my European Zack Pack…won’t be making the tour this year…I’ll let you know why in a few days when I have definite news. — Zack Ryder (@ZackRyder) November 8, 2014 The Internet people love ... Read More »

Why WWE Fans Should Be Thankful For Canada

On Monday it was Thanksgiving in Canada.  So in that spirit, let’s talk about some of the Canadian wrestlers that we can all be thankful for getting into a WWE ring. Let’s start with a female that Jim Ross called Canada’s greatest export. Trish Stratus always has had the looks but during her time there, she became a good in-ring ... Read More »

More Possible Insight Into Sean O’Haire Suicide

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Tragedy struck the wrestling communicating earlier in the week with the death of Sean O’Haire, and rumors that he ended his own life placed an even darker shadow on the situation. Now, TMZ has an even more startling revelation. Read More »