Tag: Wrestling

WWE WrestleMania 35: Reactions & Review

[embedded content] Here’s my final thoughts on Raw and SmackDown Live’s WWE WrestleMania 35! Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Tony Nese (WWE Cruiserweight Championship) [embedded content] Reactions: Although this was a Kickoff Match, it truly started WrestleMania 35 on a high note. As a fellow New Yorker, it was awesome getting to witness a Long Islander […]

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Bret Hart Is Tackled at WWE Wrestling Event (and It Wasn’t Faked)

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Fans of professional wrestling are familiar with staged brawls. But on Saturday night, fans witnessed an impromptu, real-time melee at the Barclays Center when a spectator jumped into the ring and tackled 61-year-old wrestler, Bret (The Hitman) Hart, who […]

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Inside a Brutal Night of Amateur Wrestling

All photos by Alana Reptock. This article first appeared on VICE Québec. Wrestling might be fake, but at least it’s honest. Honest in its commitment to entertaining fans, honest in its celebration of violence, and honest even in its trickery. In a time of fake news, fake restaurants, and fake jizz secreted during fake orgasms, […]

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WWE stars before fame

Even the famous have to start somewhere. Learn about the jobs these WWE Superstars had before entering the ring. <img class="caas-img caas-lazy has-preview" alt=" Before chasing a career in wrestling, Shaemus had humble beginnings as an IT technician. He also moonlighted as a bouncer for Dublin nightclub Lillie’s Bordello. The club was a hotspot for […]

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WWE WrestleMania 35: The Women’s Battle Royal Entrants You Need to Know

WWE Just like the men, the women of WWE are ready to throw their name into the battle royal hat. WrestleMania 35 has officially added the Women’s Battle Royal matchup to its lengthy match card. Several female competitors from the Raw, SmackDown Live, and NXT brands will make a play for the women’s battle royal […]

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WWE WrestleMania 35: The Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal Entrants You Need to Know

WWE WWE is back with another round of battle royal action at this year’s WrestleMania! WrestleMania 35, which will be emanating from the MetLife Stadium, will host the next installment of the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. And just like year’s past, a multitude of Superstars from Raw, SmackDown Live!, and NXT will do […]

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Linda McMahon, Small Business Administrator, Resigns From Cabinet

WASHINGTON — Linda E. McMahon, one of five women in President Trump’s cabinet and the former chief executive of World Wrestling Entertainment, stepped down on Friday as the head of the Small Business Administration, the White House announced. One of Mr. Trump’s most prolific donors during the 2016 presidential campaign, Ms. McMahon joined the administration […]

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Colin Jost and Michael Che Are Fighting a 385-Pound Pro Wrestler for Some Reason

For reasons we may never fully understand, Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost and Michael Che showed up to the WWE’s Monday Night Raw earlier this month to do a few sketches, including one choice bit in which Jost almost got choked out by pro wrestler Braun Strowman. They also teased that they’d be “special correspondents” […]

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Kabul Dispatch: Bombed by ISIS, an Afghan Wrestling Club Is Back: ‘They Can’t Stop Us’

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Maiwand wrestlers are back, with a vengeance. Last September, the Islamic State bombed their gym and killed dozens of them. This year they have rebuilt it, and their vengeance has been to make it bigger, better and even busier than it was before. Last September, I was watching Tolo TV News […]

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Lena Headey’s Next Big Role Is a Pop-Punk Wrestler

Lena Headey and Nick Frost in ‘Fighting With My Family.’ Photo credit: MGM. Lena Headey is a presence. Not surprising considering a mere raise of her devilishly arched eyebrow sends all of Westeros into a panic on Game of Thrones, where she plays the cunning and frighteningly sinister Cersei Lannister. Though in real life, stripped […]

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WWE Elimination Chamber 2019: Reactions & Review

[embedded content] Here’s my final thoughts on Raw and SmackDown Live’s WWE Elimination Chamber 2019! Buddy Murphy (c) vs Akira Tozawa (WWE Cruiserweight Championship) [embedded content] Reactions: This match will forever be remembered as featuring the best Frankensteiner’s of the year! At this point, everyone knows they’re going to get a quality matchup whenever the […]

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