Pro wrestlers pay their respects to ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper on Twitter

The world of pro wrestling was hit hard yesterday with the news of ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper’s passing. Piper’s colleagues immediately took to social media to pay their respects to the legend. Check out what some of them had to say about the kilted warrior below. Thanks Hotrod. Rest in Power. — Coach (@CMPunk) August 1, 2015 One of the true greats...
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Vince McMahon pays his respects to Roddy Piper

Roddy Piper was a beloved figure in professional wrestling despite being a heel. Numerous wrestlers paid their respects to the legend upon learning of his death Friday. Here is the statement from WWE boss Vince McMahon: “Roddy Piper was one of the most entertaining, controversial and bombastic performers ever in WWE, beloved by millions of...Read More
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“Rowdy” Roddy Piper dead of heart attack at age 61

Legendary WWE heel “Rowdy” Roddy Piper has died at the age of 61. Piper, born Roderick Tombs, reportedly died of a heart attack Thursday night in his sleep. Piper was an integral part of the inaugural WrestleMania with his main event match with “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff against Hulk Hogan and Mr. T. That match launched the World Wrestling Federation as the premiere wrestling...
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Roddy Piper, WWE Legend Nicknamed ‘Rowdy’ And ‘Hot Rod,’ Dies At 61

The wrestling world lost a legend. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper — whose real name was Roderick George Toombs — died in his sleep Thursday night, his spokesperson told TMZ Sports. He was 61. Vince McMahon, WWE’s chairman and CEO, delivered this heartfelt statement upon hearing the news. Roddy Piper was one of the most entertaining, controversial and bombastic performers ever in...
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Why a Four Hour WWE SummerSlam is a Bad Idea

Somewhere between the latest gossip from the Hulk Hogan racism scandal, the buzz of Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar and the simmering debate over whether WWE have already mishandled Kevin Owens, there’s been one piece of news that hasn’t been discussed half as much as it possibly should. That news? This year’s WWE Summerslam is all set to be a four-hour show. Let’s just think...
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Has WWE Network finally made it to safety?

WWE released their latest subscriber count and the news is something of an encouraging sign for the company.  Even though the subscriber count is down from peak WrestleMania season, WWE Network still boasts over 1 million subscribers, long described as the break even point for the network’s success. Even better for WWE?  They’re celebrating the biggest quarter in the history...
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The Downfall of Hulk Hogan

I was shocked and disappointed about the story of Hulk Hogan allegedly using several racial slurs, which was reported from many main stream media outlets. The comments, which include Hogan saying he’s racist, stem from the sex tape that was secretly filmed of Hogan and the former wife of his friend, Bubba “The Love Sponge” Clem. Clem has a notable radio career and when it...
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Terry Bollea's self-destruction: Hulkamania as social construct

Mel Gibson has never had his name legally changed to Martin Riggs nor has he been known to stagger about Hollywood neighborhoods brandishing a prop LAPD badge shouting, “hey, where’s the bad guys?” Thus, socially just and conscientious action film fans can still watch Lethal Weapon and feel somewhat okay about it. On the night of November 17, 2006, Michael Richards was not...
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Hulk Hogan Should Remain in the WWE Hall of Fame

Hours prior to comments Hulk Hogan made about being a racist hit the Internet, the WWE swiftly distanced itself from the icon. Rumors swirl that more of the cord may be cut, including the WWE Hall of Fame. The WWE wasted no time reacting to a leaked conversation featuring its most recognizable legend in company history. While word of this alleged tape of Hogan using racial slurs...
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WWE: Vince McMahon or Triple H: You Make the Call

Someone said to me the other day that he preferred the current role of Triple H to that of his father-in-law, none other than Vince McMahon, or the “Mr. McMahon” character he created at the height of the Attitude Era. What? Excuse me? Are you serious? Honestly, I was floored by the comment, especially since this person is quite knowledgeable about wrestling and has been a...
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Former “Jersey Shore” star training for WWE tryout

MTV’s infamous program Jersey Shore has long been off the air and I have found myself feeling a lot smarter since it hasn’t been filmed in almost three years. Unfortunately, as a wrestling fan, I may not be done dealing with one cast member from the mind-numbing show. BroBible shared a story of one former star of the show announcing their intentions to tryout for the WWE. No...
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Vince McMahon's past use of N-word called into question

WWE boss Vince McMahon once prominently used the N-word on national TV during a 2005 event, and people are now labeling him as a hypocrite for firing Hulk Hogan for saying the same thing. On TV, McMahon said the word to John Cena in front of black wrestlers Booker T and Sharmell, leaving them stunned....Read More
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WATCH: CM Punk’s ‘UFC Fight Night Chicago’ Q & A brought us some memorable moments

WWE superstar turned UFC fighter CM Punk took some time out to answer questions from the fans (and haters) yesterday following the official UFC on FOX 16 weigh-ins. While the whole session was very entertaining, there were a handful of can’t miss moments. 12:20 – “Do you remember me from Twitter” guy goes off on Punk and Punk handles it in legendary fashion. 27:15 – Fan...
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Hulk Hogan: This is NOT the News the WWE Needs Right Now

The WWE moved swiftly to distance itself from Hulk Hogan after news of his use of a highly sensitive racial slur became the hot topic on the Internet and with media outlets worldwide. The former face of the WWF/E for lack of a better word, has been obliterated from anything having to do with the company that made him a household name in the 1980s and 1990s. The move, which was...
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WWE Distances Itself From Hulk Hogan in Light of Racist Allegations

In a dramatic turn of events, the WWE appears to have cut all ties with its biggest superstar in history. Hulk Hogan merchandise and references have been removed from the website, in addition, Hogan has been removed as a judge on Tough Enough. The move comes at a time when Hogan appeared to have the most solid relationship he has had in years with Vince McMahon and the company...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cesaro and the WWE Eternal Struggle of Ability vs. Character

Cesaro has no charisma. Now don’t get mad, it’s not my fault. For that matter it’s not his fault, you either have it or you don’t. Despite how much fans want to believe otherwise and despite how much WWE needs him to have it, Cesaro just doesn’t. As Cesaro fans sharpen their pitchforks and begin organizing the angry mob, let me assure you that I am one of his biggest...
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The WWE and the Death of Kayfabe

While ESPN was putting on its version of the Emmy Awards on Wednesday night, we all got a chance to see Stephanie McMahon in a stunning dress, looking like she was Hollywood royalty and belonged among the masses of celebrities. But did anyone get a glimpse of the picture being passed around the Internet of the owner of the WWE and Ronda Rousey, who also looked stunning in a black...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Was Vince McMahon Ever In Touch With His Audience?

WWE has been declining for sometime now. A good portion of this downward spiral should be blamed on how out-of-touch Vince McMahon has allowed himself to become with today’s youth and their pop-culture/social interests. In the past, having an ear to the ground has helped WWE stay current and produce entertainment that seemed to speak convincingly to its loyal fan base. Diehard...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE: Big Show says “Stop Blaming WWE For Deaths”

According to TMZ, who interviewed Big Show for his take on Doink the Clown’s family suing WWE, the family’s claim is that WWE could have done a better job to take better care of Doink the Clown. This is what Big Show had to say about the situation. WWE superstar Big Show says Doink the Clown’s family is WRONG to go after the WWE for the wrestler’s death… claiming Vince...
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Leaked Memo of Vince McMahon’s Notes for WWE Announcers

WWE’s announce team, we all complain about them but without them things just wouldn’t seem right. We all wonder why it went from Jim Ross calling play-by-play to Michael Cole seeming like he doesn’t know even the basic of moves, well we might have an answer. Most of us are in on the major restrictions [&hellip The post Leaked Memo of Vince McMahon’s Notes for WWE Announcers...
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Vince McMahon once warned The Rock not to do what?

The Rock is featured in Esquire Magazine. In the all-encompassing interview, The Great One says Vince McMahon gave him a stern warning of what not to do when sent to Memphis for some seasoning years ago. The interviewer asked how realistic the film "The Wrestler" was. The Rock answered as only he can. "It's very accurate. I would do blade jobs. I get a call once from the WWE, saying...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE Monday Night Raw Recap: June 22, 2015

WWE Monday Night Raw kicked off with the appearance of Brock Lesnar and his advocate Paul Heyman. Lesnar was given the opportunity to be reinstated, but only if he apologized directly to Michael Cole and JBL. Lesnar did just that, and actually gave Cole a grade school noogie for good measure. Hilarity ensued shortly after the apology. How awesome is Lesnar’s “Suplex City” shirt...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

The WWE Tag Team Division Is Back

The WWE tag team division has been a staple within the company since the early 1970s. After several years of being nearly nonexistent, there’s been a recent resurrection. Tag team wrestling has always provided great excitement and often been a stepping stone for a great solo career. There has also been legendary matches throughout the years. It’s simply something different...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

The WWE gave the Chicago Blackhawks a replica title belt

The Chicago Blackhawks picked up the best hardware in all of sports with their Stanley Cup victory, but the WWE wanted to add to their trophy/title collection. Vince McMahon and the WWE sent the Blackhawks a replica title belt. The Blackhawks then took a photo with all of their hardware, including the belt which can be seen around Brent Seabrook. Some of the boys posed with the...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The WWE gave the Chicago Blackhawks a replica title belt

The Chicago Blackhawks picked up the best hardware in all of sports with their Stanley Cup victory, but the WWE wanted to add to their trophy/title collection. Vince McMahon and the WWE sent the Blackhawks a replica title belt. The Blackhawks then took a photo with all of their hardware, including the belt which can be seen around Brent Seabrook. Some of the boys posed with the...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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