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WWE WrestleMania XXX Breaks Record; Viewed in Over One-Million Homes in the United States

WWE issued the following press release: STAMFORD, Conn., April 15, 2014 – WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced that WrestleMania 30 reached a record 1 million households in the U.S. alone on WWE Network and pay-per-view combined, the first time WrestleManiahas eclipsed this mark domestically. With more than 667,000 WWE Network subscribers in the U.S. and nearly 400,000 domestic...
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Luke Hawx Parts Ways With “Extreme Rising” After Nasty Social Media Dispute With Promoter Steve O’Neill

The historical rocky relationship between Extreme Rising brass and their talent just took another strange twist.  Before you continue reading, I can assure you after speaking with several sources that this is not a work at all.  It all started earlier today when one of Extreme Rising’s top stars, Luke Hawx, took to Facebook to openly question if the 4/25 and 4/26 shows were still...
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Robbie E Signs a Multi-Year Contract Extension With TNA Wrestling

Add another long-term TNA signing to the list.  Robbie E is the newest star to receive a long-term deal from the company.  This follows the re-signing of both Gunner and James Storm.  TNA Executive Vice-President John Gaburick tweeted the news: This #BRO has a new deal! Happy to announce @RobbieEImpact has signed a multi-year contract with TNA! pic.twitter.com/slDexd9c4J —...
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TNA Signs Gunner To a Multi-Year Contract Extension

TNA Executive Vice-President John Gaburick is on a roll.  First, he announced on Twitter a new long-term agreement for “Cowboy” James Storm.  Today, he has announced that Gunner has also signed an extension.  He tweeted: Proud to announce a multi-year deal with Gunner (@TNA_GUNNER)! Excited to see the growth of this young talent. pic.twitter.com/WJ3hxCBIlY — John Gaburick...
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Newly Signed WWE Commentator Shawne Merriman Files Lawsuit Against Nike For Trademark Infringement

Newly acquired WWE commentator (and possible future Superstar) Shawne Merriman is picking a fight…and we’re not talking about a wrestling match. According to the Associated Press, Merriman has filed a lawsuit against Nike for trademark infringement and unfair competition. The suit centers around the company’s “Lights Out” clothing line, which is ironically the same exact...
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Autopsy Confirms That The Ultimate Warrior Died Due to a Massive Heart Attack & Heart Disease

via TMZ: The Ultimate Warrior died from a massive heart attack … this according to the medical examiner who conducted the autopsy, TMZ has learned. Officials tell TMZ … the official cause of death for Warrrior — real name James Hellwig — was determined to be “Atherosclerotic/Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease” … aka heart disease. Officials classified Warrior’s...
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Wildkat Sports “Welcome to the Revolution” DVD Review & Tracklist

The following column is from WrestleChat contributor, Grant Fletcher. You can follow Grant on Twitter at@G_Fletch1. During WrestleMania weekend at WrestleCon I made it a point to stop by the Wildkat Sports & Entertainment booth and pick up the Wildkat “Welcome to the Revolution” DVD that recently released.  I’d been looking forward to this for a while now and was excited...
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Report: Jeff Jarrett Physically Assaults Ian Rotten’s 17-Year-Old Son After He’s Given Only Half-Pay For His Appearance

Sounds like Jeff Jarrett may have landed himself in hot water just days after announcing his brand new Global Force Wrestling promotion. According to a report from Dr. Jerry Wiseman from Examiner.com, Jeff Jarrett physically assaulted John Calvin, the 17-year old son of IWA Mid-South promoter, Ian Rotten (real name, John Williams).  This allegedly took place after Jarrett was paid...
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NAWC presented by WrestleChat.net #319: WrestleMania & RAW Redux

The weekly NAWC podcast returns with a tribute to the Ultimate Warrior and a look back at one of the more eventful weeks in recent wrestling history.  Shane “Bad News” Beaman, Chris Waters and Tyfo join Nikki Heyman to discuss the week that was in professional wrestling.  Plus, Tyfo gives his account of WrestleMania XXX as he was one of the 75,000+ to be at the Superdome in...
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“Cowboy” James Storm Signs a Multi-Year Contract Extension With TNA Wrestling

TNA Executive Vice President John Gaburick tweeted out the big news earlier today: He has been in TNA since day one. Proud to announce the signing of @Cowboy_J_Storm to a multi-year deal! pic.twitter.com/tXh1RbFZB8 — John Gaburick (@JohnGaburick) April 12, 2014
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WWE Sends Two Senior Officials to Arizona to Assist Ultimate Warrior’s Wife While She Plans Husbands Funeral

via TMZ: The WWE is helping Ultimate Warrior’s wife cope with her husband’s sudden death … flying two senior WWE officials to Arizona to stand by and help her. We’re told the WWE sent the employees almost immediately after Warrior died … their main task is helping his wife Dana handle little things — grocery shopping, letting other family members know what’s going...
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VIDEO: Memphis Grizzlies Mascot Pays Tribute to The Ultimate Warrior During NBA Game

Thanks to WrestleChat reader Dustin Starr for sending over the following video: The video is from Wednesday night and shows the Memphis Grizzlies mascot, Grizz, pay tribute to the Ultimate Warrior:
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Incredible Time-Lapse Video of the WrestleMania XXX Set Being Built at the Superdome in New Orleans

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Complete Details On How The Undertaker vs Brock Lesnar Match Was Kept a Secret & Why The Ending Seemed Botched

Information from the recent issue of The Wrestling Observer is used in the following post.  You can read the issue and subscribe by clicking here. It’s been a few days since Brock Lesnar shocked the world and ended The Undertaker’s streak.  The match result shocked everyone from fans, to announcers, to Superstars in the locker room, to even the referee of the match, Chad Patton...
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Report: Sting Officially Signs a Contract With WWE; Details on His Role, Debut, & More Inside

If you’ve been waiting for years to hear that Sting has signed with the WWE, well then this will make you happy. According to the newest issue of The Wrestling Observer, Sting has officially signed with the WWE.  There are no details available yet on what his exact role will be, but he will be debuting on television in some capacity at some point in the future.  The report specifically...
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The Iron Sheik Talks Warrior’s Death, CM Punk Walking Out, WrestleMania, & Much More

Wrestling legend The Iron Sheik sat down with Ted Gruber of ChicagoNow.com to promote his upcoming film, The Sheik.  In the interview, Sheiky Baby talked Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior’s passing, John Cena, CM Punk walking out of WWE, and even talked a little MMA.  You can read the entire interview by clicking here.  Here are a few excerpts: On his relationship with The Ultimate...
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Preliminary Autopsy Results Rule Out Foul Play; Show Ultimate Warrior’s Death Was “Medical-Related”

via the Associated Press: PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities in Phoenix don’t expect to release any results just yet from an autopsy on the body of former pro wrestler The Ultimate Warrior. Maricopa County spokeswoman Cari Gerchick says the county Medical Examiner’s Office had no plans to issue any preliminary findings on the autopsy, which was done Thursday. The 54-year-old wrestler...
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The Still Real to Us Show: Episode #217 – 4/10/14

On this episode of The Still Real to Us Show: the guys open up by discussing the tragic passing of THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR, reflecting on his final time with wrestling fans over WRESTLEMANIA 30 weekend and sharing their thoughts on what they will remember most from the Warrior! They then recap the entire WRESTLEMANIA 30 show by debating if “THE STREAK” needed to end, if BROCK...
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Ultimate Warrior’s Company, Warrior Entertainment, Issues an Official Statement on His Death

Warrior Entertainment, the company owned by The Ultimate Warrior, has released the following statement on his passing: Statement from Warrior Entertainment.  I am shocked and profoundly saddened by the death of my friend Warrior. He was a great man and leaves behind a legacy that will forever live in the hearts and minds of those who knew him personally,and his legions of Ultimate...
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2 Special NAWC Instant Reaction Podcasts Follow Up on Ultimate Warrior’s Passing & WrestleMania XXX

After WWE put on 72 hours of some of the best programming and events in a long time, it came to a tragic end when it was announced by Triple H on the untimely passing of Jim “Warrior” Hellwig late Tuesday evening at the age of 54 just days after being inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame, plus appearing at both WrestleMania XXX, and Monday Night Raw the night prior to his death....
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VIDEO: The Iron Sheik Releases a Video Statement on the Passing of His Long-Time Rival, The Ultimate Warrior

The Iron Sheik has released the following video statement on the passing of his long-time rival, The Ultimate Warrior:
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VIDEO: Ultimate Warrior’s appearance on RAW

In what will unfortunately be now known as The Ultimate Warrior’s final appearance on television, relive this moment from Monday Night as the wrestling world reels from the sad news that he passed away this Tuesday. R.I.P. Warrior:
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The Ultimate Warrior dies at 54

WWE COO Triple H and his wife Stephanie McMahon have just taken to Twitter to announce the passing of the Ultimate Warrior. Warrior was just the headlining Hall of Famer this past weekend and even appeared on last night’s Monday Night RAW. No cause of death has been announced and there are no other details at the moment. WWE.com has confirmed the news, by stating: “WWE is...
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Triple H responds to The Shield, Stockholders meeting moved

- WWE announced today that they have changed the location of the annual stockhlders meeting. It will now take place at the Hilton Stamford Hotel in Ballroom III in Stamford, CT. The time is still 10am EST on April 25th. - Dean Ambrose apparently suffered a rib injury on tonight’s episode of WWE Main Event. - Triple H tweeted the following in response to The Shield’s promo about...
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Huge 6-man announced for Smackdown, Summer Rae responds

- Summer Rae responded to Fandango’s earlier tweet where he broke up with her: “yeah, I got your text but you haven’t responded back to all of mine! And then you go publicly tweet THIS??!?” - The dark match before tonight’s WWE Main Event in Lafayette, LA saw Sheamus defeat Titus O’Neil with a Brogue Kick. - The dark match in between Main Event and SmackDown saw Mark...
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