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- Sean Waltman says he isn’t surprised about the death of Matt “Doink” Borne as the two were in a WWE sponsored rehab facility together. Waltman tweeted: “Just heard bout Matt Borne. Another one gone. Was in WWE sponsored facility with him. Saw him after we were both out. Sad. Not surprised.” - The episode of Celebrity Wife Swap featuring WWE Hall of Famers Ric Flair and Roddy Piper will air tonight at 8pm EST on ABC. - WWE Diva Naomi confirmed to E! Online that she is engaged to WWE Superstar Jimmy Uso. She was asked about a wedding date: “We don’t know because we’re so chill about it. We just want to go to the courthouse and get married. But I’m an only daughter and I’ll be the first to get married on my side, so both our parents are like, have a wedding!” Must See Photo of Paige, Over 90 New Divas Bikini Photos, Big Daniel Bryan Exclusive, More
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