Tag: Wrestling

WWE WrestleMania 35: Matches & Predictions

[embedded content] Back in 2013, WWE brought the biggest wrestling event of the year to New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium. On the historic evening of WrestleMania 29, The Undertaker and CM Punk competed in the best match of the night and John Cena avenged his loss to The Rock in the main event. Now in 2019, […]

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WWE Royal Rumble 2019: Reactions & Review

[embedded content] Here’s my final thoughts on Raw and SmackDown Live’s WWE Royal Rumble 2019! Bobby Roode and Chad Gable (c) vs. Rezar & Scott Dawson [embedded content] Reactions: This randomly announced matchup gave off old Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament vibes. It featured a championship duo taking on a makeshift tag […]

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Gene Okerlund, Serious Voice of Pro Wrestling, Is Dead at 76

Gene Okerlund, who as a ringside interviewer and commentator served for decades as a straight man to the outsize personalities who suffuse the world of professional wrestling, died on Wednesday at a hospital in Sarasota, Fla. He was 76. His son Todd said he died about a month after a fall. Mr. Okerlund, who was […]

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Wrestler Andrew Johnson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

YouTube screenshot A white New Jersey high school wrestling referee with a history of racist commentary told a young black wrestler that if he did not cut off his dreadlocks, he’d lose the match. A gym-full of teammates, coaches, competitors, and spectators were all zeroed in on the boy who had 90 seconds to decide […]

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Racist Referee Gets Benched After Forcing Black Student to Cut off His Dreadlocks Prior to Wrestling Match

Not all referees are racist, but there’s a 99.6% likelihood that you just might be a racist ass referee if you: a) Just so happen to hurl racial slurs at your co-workers. b) Force a black high school student to cut off his dreads prior to his wrestling match. As we previously reported, New Jersey […]

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A Black Wrestler Had to Cut His Dreadlocks After a White Referee’s Ruling

A black high school wrestler with dreadlocks was forced to make a choice: cut his hair or forfeit his match. He was told by a referee that his hair and the hair cover he was wearing violated wrestling rules during a competition on Thursday in southern New Jersey. Andrew Johnson wanted to compete. So he […]

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WATCH: White Wrestling Ref Forces Black Teen to Chop Off Dreadlocks or Lose Match [VIDEO]

Epitome of a team player ⬇️ A referee wouldn’t allow Andrew Johnson of Buena @brhschiefs to wrestle with a cover over his dreadlocks. It was either an impromptu haircut, or a forfeit. Johnson chose the haircut, then won by sudden victory in OT to help spark Buena to a win. pic.twitter.com/f6JidKNKoI — Mike Frankel (@MikeFrankelSNJ) […]

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WWE Royal Rumble 2019: Matches & Predictions

[embedded content] Once 2019 rolls in, the WWE landscape will change in a big way all over again. That’s because the biggest battle royal in all of professional wrestling kicks off at the start of the year – the Royal Rumble. 30 men and 30 women will compete in their respective matches in order to […]

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WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2018: Reactions & Review

[embedded content] Here’s my final thoughts on Raw and SmackDown Live’s WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2018! Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Cedric Alexander (WWE Cruiserweight Championship) [embedded content] Reactions: While I’m sure that the stars of 205 Live would rather compete on the PPV main card, their matches provide the perfect dose of adrenaline […]

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Five Takeaways From WWE’s Survivor Series

If the Survivor Series served as a launching point for WrestleMania, then we are likely to witness the first-ever women’s match to main event WWE’s signature pay per view. Charlotte Flair unleashed a violent attack on Ronda Rousey, reminding the wrestling world that Flairs are always better as villains. Flair bloodied and bruised Rousey, and […]

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‘A Wrestler Never Dies,’ Afghans Say. After Bombing, Their Stories Live.

KABUL, Afghanistan — There is a saying here: “A wrestler never dies.” It’s a commentary on how the sport’s champions hold a special place in Afghan hearts, and over the years, no place has produced more winners than the Maiwand Wrestling Club in Kabul. On Sept. 5, an Islamic State suicide bomber looking for Shiites […]

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