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Pro Wrestler Jay Briscoe
Killed in Car Crash
Jan 19, 2023 5:07 AM CST
Pro Wrestler Jay Briscoe Killed in Car Crash
He was an 'incredible performer who created a deep connection with wrestling fans'
- Pro wrestling star Jay Briscoe was killed in a car crash in Delaware on Tuesday after another driver veered into his lane for "unknown reasons," police say. The 38-year-old, whose real name was Jamin Pugh, was pronounced dead at the scene and his two daughters, ages 9 and...
Even as New Allegations Arise,
Vince McMahon Wants Back In
Dec 13, 2022 2:45 PM CST
Even as New Allegations Arise, Vince McMahon Wants Back In
'Wall Street Journal' reports that he regrets resigning from WWE
Wall Street Journal
is out with a story about potentially big trouble for Vince McMahon, former head of World Wrestling Entertainment. Specifically, two women have filed new legal claims alleging that he sexually assaulted them years ago. However, the story also includes a surprising revelation given that context: It...
Sara Lee Dead at 30
Oct 7, 2022 2:40 PM CDT
WWE Wrestler Sara Lee Dead at 30
'Tough Enough' contestant, mother of 3 dies unexpectedly of unknown cause
- Sara Lee, a professional wrestler who nabbed a WWE contract as season 6 winner of the
reality TV competition, has died. Lee's mother confirmed the 30-year-old mother of three, who was married to fellow wrester Westin Blake, died unexpectedly. "We are all in shock and arrangements...
WWE Fans Don't Like Name
the Rock's Daughter Is Using
in case you missed it
Jun 4, 2022 5:05 PM CDT
WWE Fans Don't Like Name the Rock's Daughter Is Using
Simone Johnson will go by Ava Raine
- Simone Johnson—as in, Simone "daughter of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson" Johnson—is following in her dad's footsteps, but not using his name. That last bit has some WWE fans upset. Johnson, 20, was signed by the professional wrestling organization in 2020 but has not yet made...
'Razor Ramon' Dead at 63
Mar 15, 2022 5:05 AM CDT
Wrestling Legend 'Razor Ramon' Dead at 63
Scott Hall had multiple heart attacks after fall, hip replacement surgery
- Scott Hall, or "Razor Ramon" as he was known in World Wrestling Entertainment, died Monday at age 63. Hall had suffered a fall and broke his hip in early March; he reportedly experienced complications during the ensuing hip replacement surgery. On Saturday, after suffering three heart attacks, he was...
Wrestler Jimmy Rave
Dies After 3 Amputations
Dec 14, 2021 7:23 AM CST
Wrestler Jimmy Rave Dies After 3 Amputations
Agent Bill Behrens said health issues were related to his drug addiction
- Former professional wrestler Jimmy Rave has died at the young age of 39. Wrestling agent Bill Behrens announced the death in a Twitter statement , saying Rave had passed away after "struggling with drug addiction for many years." He added "his struggles resulted in the amputation of his...
Found Dead After
Sep 3, 2021 6:39 AM CDT
Ex-WCW Wrestler Found Dead After Alarming Video
Daffney Unger said she wanted her brain studied for CTE
- Former World Championship Wrestling star Daffney Unger has died of an apparent suicide after posting alarming videos on Instagram Live, which appeared to show her with a gun. Unger, whose real name was Shannon Spruill, appeared to be speaking her final words in the videos shared late Wednesday, in which...
'Mr. Wonderful' Dies
Jul 13, 2021 12:02 AM CDT
Wrestling Legend 'Mr. Wonderful' Dies
Paul Orndorff was 71
- One of the stars of World Wrestling Entertainment's 1980s heyday has died at age 71. Paul Orndorff, otherwise known as "Mr. Wonderful," signed with the World Wrestling Federation in 1983, and was managed by "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, who gave him his nickname, Deadline reports. During the...
You'll Need to
May 29, 2020 10:02 AM CDT
Switzerland to Sex Workers: You'll Need to Social Distance
Nation gives OK to prostitutes but still prohibits judo, boxing, wrestling, ballroom dancing
- If you're a sex worker in Switzerland, you'll soon be back in business. If you're a judo, ballroom dancing, or boxing aficionado, you're going to have to wait a little longer. Bloomberg reports that the country's legal prostitution industry will be permitted to reopen on...
'Save My Son'
May 20, 2020 10:40 AM CDT
Wrestler's Last Words: 'Save My Son'
Body of Shad Gaspard, 39, washes ashore in Venice Beach, Calif.
- Former WWE star Shad Gaspard has been confirmed dead after he disappeared in a rip current off Venice Beach, Calif., on Sunday. A person reported a body on the beach near Venice Pier around 1:30am Wednesday. The Los Angeles County coroner's office has since confirmed the body is...
Champ Accused of
Horrific Sexual Assault
May 11, 2020 2:02 AM CDT
Former WWE Champ Accused of Horrific Sexual Assault
Jose A. Rodriguez Chucuan, aka Alberto Del Rio, arrested in Texas
- A professional wrestler is facing charges after a woman accused him of a horrific, hours-long assault, News 4 San Antonio reports. Jose A. Rodriguez Chucuan, 42, known to wrestling fans as Alberto Del Rio, was arrested in San Antonio, Texas, after a woman told police that Chucuan beat her on...
She Beat All the Boys, Making
Her State Wrestling Champ
Feb 28, 2020 9:03 AM CST
She Beat All the Boys, Making Her State Wrestling Champ
North Carolina's Heaven Fitch was inspired to get into wrestling by her older brothers
- Heaven Fitch was 6 years old when the wrestling bug first hit her. Growing up with older brothers who wrestled, the North Carolina girl was fascinated, and she started pestering her parents to let her do the same. "They didn't want me to wrestle," she told the...
Is Dead at 75
Jan 16, 2020 6:17 AM CST
The Rock's Famous Dad Is Dead at 75
Rocky Johnson, father of Dwayne Johnson, reportedly died at home after illness
- WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson, father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, has died at age 75. Sports journalist Dave Meltzer broke the news, later confirmed by the WWE , in a Wednesday tweet , per
. Born Wayde Douglas Bowles, the Canadian competed in the National Wrestling Alliance before joining...
He Gave It His All in
the Ring. It Killed Him
Jan 13, 2020 10:45 AM CST
He Gave It His All in the Ring. It Killed Him
Mask-wearing Mexican pro wrestler 'La Parka' dies at age 54 after October in-ring injury
- A horrific in-ring accident in October reportedly left a Mexican pro wrestler paralyzed—and now he has succumbed to his injuries. Per the
New York Daily News
, "La Parka" (real name Jesus Alfonso Huerta Escoboza), known for donning elaborate costumes and masks, most notably ones depicting skeletons, died Saturday...
on God's Green
Earth' Has Died
Aug 2, 2019 4:32 AM CDT
'Greatest Wrestler on God's Green Earth' Has Died
'King of the Ring' Harley Race was 76
- It's a royally sad day in the world of wrestling: Harley Race, better known as the "King of the Ring," has died. The 76-year-old World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Famer, who won the National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Championship eight times, died of complications from lung cancer,...
They Stole a
Then Found Out
What It Was
Jun 30, 2019 12:30 PM CDT
They Stole a Porch Package, Then Found Out What It Was
Thieves apologize, return replica belt meant for sick 5-year-old with brain tumor, autism
- Thieves swiped a wrestling belt replica that belonged to a sick 5-year-old Delaware boy—but this story has a somewhat happy ending. Timothy Vick Sr. tells WBOC that little Timmy Vick was diagnosed with autism when he was just a toddler, but then, another development in October: Timmy had a...
Wrestler in Jack Black Film
Dies During Match
May 12, 2019 3:30 PM CDT
Wrestler in Jack Black Film Dies During Match
Mexico's Cesar Barron, the 'Silver King,' suffers apparent heart attack in London
- Tragedy on a London wrestling stage Saturday night: A Mexican wrestler who appeared in the Jack Black movie
died during a match from an apparent heart attack, reports the
. Cesar Gonzalez Barron, who wrestled as The Silver King, was 51. Those who saw the 2006 movie might...
At Center of Battery Charge:
a Famous Wrestling Move
Apr 12, 2019 10:56 AM CDT
At Center of Battery Charge: a Famous Wrestling Move
Florida teen charged with attempting to assault principal; attorney says it was just horseplay
- A high school student in Florida was arrested this week after he was recorded raising his hands toward his principal's neck. "It shouldn't have been arrestable," a lawyer for 18-year-old Gianny Sosa of Miami Southridge Senior High School told a judge on Thursday, per the
At WWE's Hall of Fame
Event, a Surprise Tackle
Apr 7, 2019 6:09 AM CDT
At WWE's Hall of Fame Event, a Surprise Tackle
Bret 'the Hitman' Hart tackled by spectator as he gives a speech
- As the WWE was putting on its Hall of Fame ceremony on Saturday night, it was besieged by a very WWE moment: A spectator ran into the ring and tackled Bret "the Hitman" Hart as he was giving a speech at the Barclays Center, reports the AP . CNN identifies...
Mar 5, 2019 8:51 AM CST
WWE's 'Walking Condominium' Has Fallen
King Kong Bundy dead at 61
- The "walking condominium" has fallen. The death of 61-year-old WWE legend King Kong Bundy, real name Christopher Pallies, was confirmed Tuesday by his promoter and friend David Herro. "Today we lost a Legend and a man I consider family. Rest in Peace Chris. We love you," he...
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