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Alberto Del Rio Reveals The Real Reason He Left the WWE (Again)

Alberto Del Rio is a former WWE champion, but doesn’t always get along the biggest wrestling company in the world. He was fired in 2014 when he punched a (non-wrestling) co-worker for making a racist joke. He returned a year later, but only lasted a few months before walking out in October 2015. Officially, it was a “mutual parting of ways,” but basically Del Rio wanted to quit and the WWE allowed him to do so (Del Rio’s then-girlfriend and now wife Paige was also suspended at the time for a violation of the Wellness Policy). read more

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12 ECW Superstars Who Never Made It Big Anywhere Else

Long before the era of PG wrestling that the WWE currently uses, pro wrestling was something that couldn’t exactly be described as family friendly. Not only did the Attitude Era of the (then) WWF push the boundaries of sex and violence when it came to what was acceptable television, but Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) was actually pioneering the same concepts in bingo halls and dimly lit arenas years prior. read more

Did LaVar Ball and His Big Baller Family Boost Raw Ratings? No, Not Really
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Did LaVar Ball and His Big Baller Family Boost Raw Ratings? No, Not Really

In case you missed it, Raw was live from Los Angeles this week and featured a few celebrity guest appearances. Most notably, recent L.A. Laker draft pick Lonzo Ball showed up with his little brother LaMelo and his somewhat-crazy father LaVar. With a bizarre segment that featured a 48-year-old LaVar taking off his shirt and threatening to fight The Miz, along with with LaMelo dropping some racist slurs into a live mic (which the WWE immediately issued an apology for), the WWE hoped that the the additional star power of the Big Baller Brand trio would spike the ratings a little bit. read more

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Daniel Bryan: “I’m Working on Returning to the Ring”

Daniel Bryan, former WWE champion and leader of the YES! Movement, has never been shy about his desire to continue wrestling. However, after numerous head and neck injuries, the WWE medical team refuses to clear him for in-ring action. Bryan even went as far as getting numerous second opinions, but the WWE refused to budge, fearing the worst if Bryan somehow became seriously injured (or worse) if he returned to action. read more

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Seth Rollins on McGregor vs. Mayweather Fight: “I’d Be Surprised If Conor Lands a Single Punch”

Seth Rollins got a nice little treat this week when it was announced he would the cover athlete for the upcoming WWE 2K18 video game, which comes out later this year. As part of that announcement, Rollins appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter to promote the game. During the interview, Rollins was asked about the Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight, which is easily the biggest sports announcement of the year so far. Whether it lives up to the hype or not, well, that’s another story still to be told. read more