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The End Of Ecw, The Start Of Nxt, And Wrestlers Out Of Work

WWE has abolished its version of ECW. A third brand for the comapny with a weekly one hour tv show, it was originally concieved in 2007 to be WWE owned relaunch of the infamous Extreme Championship Wrestling promotion that revitalised pro wrestling on a shoe-string budget in the 1990s and launched the careers of many stars including Rob Van Dam and Chris Jericho. However the show was soon watered ....


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Cage Fighting Women

Film maker Nick Holt's documentary on womens Mixed Martial Arts aired this week on BBC Four. The film centres on a year in the life of Britain's pre-eminent MMA fighter, Cambridge graduate Dr Rosi Sexton Phd of Manchester, and on Leeds' Lisa Higo at the time a 35 year old with a Keith Barret type comedy husband as a trainer, striving for glory. The two stories intertiwne halfway through as ....


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W W E's Irish Champion

Professional wrestler and Irishman 'Sheamus', from Dublin has taken the World Wrestling Entertianment championship from John Cena. At WWE's 'Tables Ladders and Chairs' event, in San Antonio, Texas on SUnday 13th of December Sheamus put Cena through a table to win a tables math for the illustrious strap. The red haired, millk bottle-white collosus is the now the champion on WWE flagship show ....


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War Machine

Former UFC fighter, turned porn actor, War Machine has had a dramatic week. The former Mixed Martial Artist, who was let go from the UFC because it was considered he might be insane was at a porn star's birthday party in California and ended up on a violence ramapage, beating up around eight people, including several who had to be hospitalised. He then went on the run, as he was already on ....


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Ba Barracus The Fighter

Former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Quniton 'Rampage' Jackson will be lighting up the silver screen next year in the upcoming 'A-Team' movie. The MMA star will play BA Barracus, the role made famous by Mister T in the famous original tv series of the 1980s. He will star alongside actors sucha as Liam Neeson, playing Hannibal.   Quinton had planned to pursue his film career alongside MMA ....


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Wrestling Legend Dies In Ring

This week Mitsuhara Misawa, a legend of professional wrestling died following an apparent heart attack in a match. Misawa was in a tag match in Hiroshima, Japan. He lost consciousness and slipped out of life following a back suplex. He was 46 years old. The move was said to be not particularly dangerous by the standards of Japanese wrestling (which is generally a stiff style) and Misawa (who has ....


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Smackdown Results

Michelle McCool defeated Gail Kim to become Number 1 contender for Melina's Womens Title. CM Punk vs Jericho was derailed by Umaga,who attacked Punk with a strap and challenged him to a strap match at WWE Extreme Rules in June. Dolph Ziggler defeaed R-Truth then feld from The Great Khali Jeff Hardy defeated Edge in a match to decide what the stipulation should be for their WWE title match at ....


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Judgement Day Descends Tonight.

WWE Judgement Day will occur tonight in Chicago, airing live on pay per view in the UK at 1pm. The matches include: Radny Orton vs Batista for the WWE champions ship - Batista's first match since return from injury. WIld cards are Legacy and possibly Triple H. Edge vs Jeff Hardy for the World title - expected to be good. Rey Mysterio vs Chris Jericho for the Intercontinental title - expected ....


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Ecw - Tommy Dreamer Vs Christian

This week's ECW featured the main event of champion Christian taking on Tommy Dreamer for the belt, and was recorded in Madison Square Garden. Dreamer talked before the match of his days growing up in Yonkers and cycling to the Garden to atttend the famous wrestling events. An icon of the original ECW promotion that revolutionised wrestling in the 90s, Dreamer has sworn to retire this summer if ....


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Reid Flair's H Trouble

Wrestler Reid Flair, 21 year old son of king-like super legend the nature boy Ric Flair, has been arrested in his home state of North Carolina and faces a felony charge for having heroin in his car. Reid has been arrested before, including for driving while impaired, and is now out on bail. As a kid Reid Flair had a glittering real sport career competing in amateur wrestling, but as he got older ....


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Wrestler From The First Ever Wrestlemania Dies.

A masked man known as The Executioner faced Tito Santana in the opening match of the first ever Wrestlemania. The man behind the mask was 'Playboy' Buddy Rose, who dies yesterday. Rose wrestled for the WWE, the AWA and was a big star in the Pacific Northwest. Rose also once headlined Madison Square Garden in a match with longtime WWE champion Bob Backlund. In the AWA he helped the careers of ....


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Backlash Comes Tonight

WWE Backlash will occur tonight in Providence, Rhode Island, airing live in the UK on Sky Sports 1 at 1am. The main events will feature a World title Last Man Standing Match in which Edge and champ John Cena will attempt to bash each other onto dream street. Other matches are: Triple H, Shane McMahon and Batista versus Randy Orton and The Legacy - Ted Dibiase and Cody Rhodes, in a battle of old ....


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Is Jeff Hardy To Stay With Wwe?

Former World Champion Jeff Hardy's WWE contract is set to expire soon and it unknown what he will do next. One of the top stars of the Smackdown brand, Jeff is in an extremely favourable position as WWE will want to keep him. Jeff's wrestling career has had many ups and downs, including a period of leaving the business all together to pursue other interests such as art, a spell in TNA where he ....


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Anderson Silva And Thales Leites Stink Up Montreal

Anderson 'The Spider' Silva was in action last night, fighting in the main event of UFC 97 in Montreal. The Spider is ranked the pound for pound the greatest mixed martial arts fighter in the world by some eggheads and is the UFC Middleweight Champion, a title he as held since 2006. He was taking on fellow Brazillian fighter Thales Leites. A five round match for the belt, Thales did bugger all ....


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Where In The World Is Rikishi?

Former Two Cool member along side Scotty 2 Hotty and Grandmaster Sexay, brother of Umaga and cousin of The Rock, former WWE King of the Ring and tag team champion, master of the STINK FACE manvouer and all round big Samoan wrestling, dancing superstar Rikishi - where is he now???     He's in Chile.....


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The Mega Powers Explode All Over Twitter

Hollywood Hulk Hogan and Macho Man Randy Savage are now all up in the interwebs latest social networking phenom Twitter. The Hulkster updates about wrestling, his kids not adding him on facebook, and how awesome his tv is supposedly doing in his tweets. Macho Man recorded a rap album a few years ago "Be A Man", the title track of which was a seemingly endless diss / call out to Hulk. Macho has ....


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Pancake Day, With Classie Freddie Blassie

The late Andy Kauffman, enigmatic comedian, former Inter-Gender wrestling champion and rival to Jerry Lawler in the Memphis wrestling territories in the 1980s, was hugley in awe of professional wrestling. He particularly looked up to the King of Men and onetime most hated man in wrestling Classie Freddie Blassie. Kaufman made a film "Breakfast With Balssie" in which he meet the bloodthristy ....


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Penn Goes Over Mickey

Mickey Rourke lost out on the Best Actor oscar last night, which Sean Penn picked up for his role as America's first openly gay politician in 'Milk'. Rourke was nominated for his lead role in 'The Wrestler', a perfomance hailed by wrestlers and normals alike for its finely nuanced and emotionally impactful awesomeness. Rourke has won a shedload of other awards for the role however, including the ....


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Who's Who In The Zoo - Ufc

Brock Lesnar reamins the UFC heavyweight champion folling his defeat of legend Randy 'The Natural' Couture. Another legend, Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira got beat by Fank Mir who now takes the interim UFC heavyweight championship that Nog held during Randy's hiatus from UFC. All that now remains is for Brock and Mir to fight and for the winner to unite the belts, a fight that will happen in ....


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Wrestling Wrestling Wrestling: State Of The Wwe Universe

Edge lost his WWE championship in the Smackdown Elimination Chamber last week, getting pinned early on when a spear on Jeff Hardy went arwy, Jeff rolling him up to eliminate him. HHH eventually picked up the gold, pinning the Undertaker. Later that evening HBK won his freedom from mean boss JBL by superkicking him for the 123, the duo will now wrestle once more to determine who gets the ....


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Wrestling This, Wtrestling That: Tna

The Main Event Mafia is making everyone look like idiots. Sting is the champ, not getting on too good with MEM boss Kurt Angle. Samoa Joe is back and drawing on his face with crayon. He is promising to stop whining and complaining and just kick ass now. Team 3D are fat. 'Sarah Pallin' aka The Governor is still around for some reason.....


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Shooting Star Wrestling 'all That Remains' In Rotheram

Joey Hayes def. Martin Kirby to open the show... Joey was in 'GI Joe' style trunks whilst Kirby sported a rather fetching pink number with Nintendo's Kirby character on the sides... Hayes was very over and Kirby was a perfect foil in what was a very good opener.Prince Mohmed Ameen & Scotty Hexx def. Brett Valentine & Casey Hanson when Hanson turned on Brett... The turn by Hanson was ....


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Carny Folk

Kizarny, WWE's new character whose promos have begun airing on Smackdown, references a tradition that carries back to the earliest days of pro wrestling. The clips promoting the wrestler (who is yet to debut on TV in the ring) show the freakish looking chap hanging around a fun fair and talking what is either gibberish or some strange language. He is actually speaking the language of ....


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Gina, Kimbo And Ken Fight For Elite Xc's Destiny

Elite XC presents the 3rd ever Saturday Night Fights tonight in Florida in what is a make or break show for the MMA promotion. If it is successful MMA will remain on US network tv and UFC will have a serious competitor but if it fails the company may go under.The face of women's MMA Gina Carano will be in action taking on Kelly Kobald. Carano, with a 6-0 record, is looking leaner than ever ....


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Kurt Remarks

Arguably TNA Wrestling's biggest star, Kurt Angle has been the focus of some unorthodox controversy across the line in TNA world this week. The Olympic gold medalist, former WWE champion, former TNA champion etc etc made some remarks to The Sun newspaper - the same super soar-away Sun of page 3 tits fame.Angle slammed TNA's gimmicky, non-sensical swerve based approach to booking wrestling ....


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