Tag Archives: wrestling

Dwayne Johnson: I Might Run For President

From an interview with GQ Magazine: Last June, when The Washington Post published an op-ed suggesting he could be a viable candidate, Johnson posted a screen grab and gave the idea a boost. On Instagram, he called the Post piece “interesting” and “fun to read,” adding that “the most important thing right now is strong honest leadership from our current ...

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MEXICO: American Pro Wrestler Brian Cage Dons “Vote Trump” Shirt For Pay-Per-View Event

Here’s one way to play the villain: American pro wrestler Brian Cage entered the Mexico City ring in a “Vote Trump” shirt last night for the AAA Triplemania XXIII match which aired on pay-per-view in North America. Cage lost the match to a wrestler named Alberto El Patron.

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Rowdy Roddy Piper Dies At Age 61

TMZ reports: Wrestling legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper has died at the age of 61 … TMZ Sports has learned. Piper — born Roderick George Toombs — died from cardiac arrest in his sleep at his home in Hollywood on Thursday night. He was discovered on Friday. Piper was a wrestling icon — one of the biggest stars in the WWE ...

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New Yorker Profiles Drag Wrestler

The New Yorker has published a fascinating profile on star Mexican wrestler Cassandro. An excerpt: At the top of the fun list, for Saúl [Armendáriz], was lucha libre—the flashy, popular Mexican brand of professional wrestling. Every barrio had a small arena where masked heroes (técnicos) and villains (rudos) grappled and whirled and tossed one another around on Sundays. Saúl loved ...

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WWE Poses For NOH8 Campaign

Via press release: “WWE has teamed up with charitable organization NOH8 to show its support for marriage, gender and human equality. Some of WWE’s most notable Superstars and Divas have jumped in front of Adam Bouska’s lens to publicly proclaim their support for equal rights and had a great time doing it! Everyone from Chief Brand Officer, Stephanie McMahon and ...

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John Cena Supports Michael Sam

Wrestling superstar John Cena has a gay brother. Watch the full Larry King show.

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Feminists Hate Wrestling

“Wresting has been an Olympic sport ever since the Olympic Games were started in ancient Greece. The opposition to wrestling was probably coming from the feminists who do not excel in the sport of wrestling, and who dislike anything that is truly masculine, as wrestling certainly is. I’m happy to report that our campaign was successful and wrestling will remain ...

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ESPN On Mexico’s “Exoticos”

ESPN has published a fascinating piece on Mexico’s “exoticos,” the (sometimes) straight men who play flamboyant characters on the professional wrestling circuit known as lucha libre. Contemporary luche libre is big business on television but retains its early folkloric identity. Exóticos date from the golden age of the sport, which ran from the 1940s through the 1960s. One of the ...

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Wrestling Reinstated For 2020 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has reversed itself and reinstated wrestling for the 2020 Summer Games, which will be held in Tokyo. Wrestling, which was surprisingly dropped from the list of core sports in February, received 49 votes to win in the first round of secret balloting by the International Olympic Committee. Baseball-softball got 24 votes and squash 22. The decision ...

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Pro Wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

Good As You tips us that six-time WWF champion Steve Austin has endorsed same-sex marriage in a rather hilariously profane string of comments made during an internet radio interview. It’s a big week for wrestling news around here, huh?

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WWE Star Darren Young: I’m Happy Now

“I’ve been suppressing these feelings for so long in my life that – I’m going to be 30 on November 2nd – I just need to be happy.”

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WWE Stars Support Darren Young

In case you missed this morning’s news, WWE star Darren Young has come out. The WWE has issued a statement to GLAAD: “WWE is proud of Darren Young for being open about his sexuality, and we will continue to support him as a WWE Superstar. Today, in fact, Darren will be participating in one of our Be A Star anti-bullying ...

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WWE Star Darren Young Comes Out

I almost put a question mark in the headline because with pro wrestling, you never know. Here’s what TMZ says: WWE superstar Darren Young just dropped a bombshell, telling TMZ, he’s gay … and no, this isn’t part of the act. Darren was at LAX Wednesday when we asked whether a gay wrestler could succeed in WWE, and Darren laughed, ...

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CM Punk’s Grammar Slam

More of his slams are at The Nerdist.

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Olympic Wrestling At Grand Central

The New York Times reports: Cheered on by a raucous crowd waving flags and chanting, a team of Iranian wrestlers defeated the United States, 6-1, in an exhibition match staged in New York’s Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday. The match was part of a unified effort by sporting officials from the three nations to save wrestling as an Olympic sport. ...

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Iranians Cheer US Wrestler

The Washington Post reports: There’s a long history of sports diplomacy serving as a kind of release valve for international tensions. Last week’s international wrestling tournament in Tehran, where the Iranian and American teams took a low-stakes opportunity to show a bit of mutual goodwill, was a nice example. Posted by CNN over the weekend is a video of Iranian ...

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Wrestling Groups Petition IOC

A global coalition of wrestling groups has launched a website and several petitions which urge the International Olympic Committee to reconsider their decision to drop the sport starting with the 2020 Games.  The coalition has vowed to make changes in order to remain an Olympic sport. FILA President Nenad LalovicFILA takes its responsibly very seriously on behalf of all the ...

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Russian Coach Blames Gay Activists For Demise Of Olympic Wrestling

Yesterday the International Olympic Committee announced that wrestling will be dropped as an official sport starting with the 2020 Games.  And you know who’s fault that is?  Gay activists who hate masculinity.   From the Russia-based website R-Sport: Gay rights activists with a vendetta against masculinity are behind plans to cut wrestling from the Olympic program, the coach of a London ...

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Olympics To Drop Wrestling

In a move sure to disappoint some gay fans, the International Olympic Committee has voted to drop wrestling as of the 2020 Games.  Among the criteria considered were the sport’s television ratings, ticket sales, anti-doping policy, global participation, and popularity. “This is a process of renewing and renovating the program for the Olympics,” IOC spokesman Mark Adams said. “In the ...

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