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Former WWE Star
Sentenced to 17 Years
After Fatal DUI Crash
Nov 28, 2023 2:00 AM CST
Former WWE Star Sentenced to 17 Years After Fatal DUI Crash
Tamara 'Tammy' Sytch wrestled as 'Sunny'
- A former WWE wrestler was sentenced to more than 17 years behind bars Monday after a DUI crash last year in Florida that left a 75-year-old man dead. Police say Tamara "Tammy" Sytch, who went by "Sunny" during her wrestling days, had a blood alcohol content four times...
Big Star in Wrestling
Is Dead at 36
Aug 25, 2023 12:52 PM CDT
Big Star in Wrestling Is Dead at 36
Bray Wyatt, real name Windham Rotunda, reportedly suffered a heart attack
- One of the bigger names in World Wrestling Entertainment has died young: Windham Rotunda, who performed under the name Bray Wyatt, died at age 36 on Thursday, reports Yahoo Sports . Rotunda died unexpectedly, wrote WWE chief content officer Paul "Triple H" Levesque on X. The family hasn't released...
WWE on Auschwitz Pic Used
in Promo: We Had No Idea
Apr 7, 2023 8:20 AM CDT
WWE on Auschwitz Pic Used in Promo: We Had No Idea
Company apologizes after Auschwitz Memorial officials blast use of image in WrestleMania promo
- The WWE quietly scrubbed an image of Auschwitz used to promote a WrestleMania match last weekend after instant outrage from the masses, and now the organization is finally speaking up about the offensive flub. "We had no knowledge of what was depicted," the WWE said in a statement...
Even as New Allegations Arise,
Vince McMahon Wants Back In
Dec 13, 2022 2:45 PM CST
Even as New Allegations Arise, Vince McMahon Wants Back In
'Wall Street Journal' reports that he regrets resigning from WWE
Wall Street Journal
is out with a story about potentially big trouble for Vince McMahon, former head of World Wrestling Entertainment. Specifically, two women have filed new legal claims alleging that he sexually assaulted them years ago. However, the story also includes a surprising revelation given that context: It...
Sara Lee Dead at 30
Oct 7, 2022 2:40 PM CDT
WWE Wrestler Sara Lee Dead at 30
'Tough Enough' contestant, mother of 3 dies unexpectedly of unknown cause
- Sara Lee, a professional wrestler who nabbed a WWE contract as season 6 winner of the
reality TV competition, has died. Lee's mother confirmed the 30-year-old mother of three, who was married to fellow wrester Westin Blake, died unexpectedly. "We are all in shock and arrangements...
Jul 23, 2022 7:03 AM CDT
Amid Misconduct Probe, WWE's McMahon Is Retiring
With nary a mention of sexual harassment investigation, longtime CEO steps down at 77
- World Wrestling Entertainment impresario Vince McMahon announced Friday he is retiring amid an investigation into alleged misconduct involving the flamboyant showman who turned a small wrestling company into a worldwide entertainment business. In a brief statement, McMahon said he is retiring as the company's chairman and CEO. He noted...
Wrestling CEO Is Out
Amid New Scandal
Jun 17, 2022 11:26 AM CDT
Wrestling CEO Is Out Amid New Scandal
Vince McMahon steps aside at least temporarily as investigation unfolds
- Stephanie McMahon will take over her father Vince McMahon's role as CEO and chairman of the WWE while board members investigate hush money payments he allegedly made to former employees. "Effective immediately, McMahon has voluntarily stepped back from his responsibilities as CEO and Chairman of the Board until...
Vince McMahon Paid Millions in
Hush Money to Staffers: Report
Jun 16, 2022 9:30 AM CDT
Vince McMahon Paid Millions in Hush Money to Staffers: Report
Investigation reveals NDAs alleging misconduct by CEO and John Laurinaitis
- The WWE board of directors is investigating numerous secret nondisclosure agreements involving its chairman Vince McMahon, including a $3 million settlement paid to a former paralegal at the company to cover up an alleged affair. That's according to the
Wall Street Journal
, which spoke with sources who say the...
WWE Fans Don't Like Name
the Rock's Daughter Is Using
in case you missed it
Jun 4, 2022 5:05 PM CDT
WWE Fans Don't Like Name the Rock's Daughter Is Using
Simone Johnson will go by Ava Raine
- Simone Johnson—as in, Simone "daughter of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson" Johnson—is following in her dad's footsteps, but not using his name. That last bit has some WWE fans upset. Johnson, 20, was signed by the professional wrestling organization in 2020 but has not yet made...
'Mr. Wonderful' Dies
Jul 13, 2021 12:02 AM CDT
Wrestling Legend 'Mr. Wonderful' Dies
Paul Orndorff was 71
- One of the stars of World Wrestling Entertainment's 1980s heyday has died at age 71. Paul Orndorff, otherwise known as "Mr. Wonderful," signed with the World Wrestling Federation in 1983, and was managed by "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, who gave him his nickname, Deadline reports. During the...
Head Injuries Suit Against
WWE Goes to Supreme Court
Feb 18, 2021 4:45 PM CST
Head Injuries Suit Against WWE Goes to Supreme Court
Former wrestlers have lost in lower court rulings
- Dozens of former pro wrestlers who claimed in lawsuits that World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head injuries are taking their case to the US Supreme Court. A lawyer for the former wrestlers, most of them stars in the 1980s and '90s, filed a request late...
Former WWE Champ
Jon Huber Dead at 41
Dec 27, 2020 9:30 AM CST
Former WWE Champ Jon Huber Dead at 41
Huber wrestled for WWE and AEW as Luke Harper and Brodie Lee
- Jon Huber, a beloved professional wrestling champ known as Brodie Lee and Luke Harper in the ring, has died at the age of 41. Huber's wife, Amanda Huber, posted about the tragedy on Instagram . "My best friend died today," she wrote, . "surrounded by love ones after...
'Save My Son'
May 20, 2020 10:40 AM CDT
Wrestler's Last Words: 'Save My Son'
Body of Shad Gaspard, 39, washes ashore in Venice Beach, Calif.
- Former WWE star Shad Gaspard has been confirmed dead after he disappeared in a rip current off Venice Beach, Calif., on Sunday. A person reported a body on the beach near Venice Pier around 1:30am Wednesday. The Los Angeles County coroner's office has since confirmed the body is...
in Ocean Swim
May 18, 2020 5:09 PM CDT
WWE Star Goes Missing in Ocean Swim
Ex-wrestler Shad Gaspard's son was rescued after they were caught in rip current
- Rescuers are searching the waters off Venice Beach for former WWE star Shad Gaspard, who was caught in a rip current Sunday. Lifeguards were able to pull out the other swimmers pulled out to sea, TMZ reports. Gaspard motioned the lifeguards to his 10-year-old son, who was rescued. But Gaspard,...
Champ Accused of
Horrific Sexual Assault
May 11, 2020 2:02 AM CDT
Former WWE Champ Accused of Horrific Sexual Assault
Jose A. Rodriguez Chucuan, aka Alberto Del Rio, arrested in Texas
- A professional wrestler is facing charges after a woman accused him of a horrific, hours-long assault, News 4 San Antonio reports. Jose A. Rodriguez Chucuan, 42, known to wrestling fans as Alberto Del Rio, was arrested in San Antonio, Texas, after a woman told police that Chucuan beat her on...
Florida Deems WWE Essential
Apr 14, 2020 3:42 AM CDT
Florida Deems WWE Essential
WWE resumes broadcasting live shows
- World Wrestling Entertainment has been deemed an essential business in Florida. As TMZ reports (noting "no joke. This is real"), Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings was asked why WWE was still being allowed to film at Orlando's Performance Center. Demings said that while WWE was initially deemed...
Is Dead at 75
Jan 16, 2020 6:17 AM CST
The Rock's Famous Dad Is Dead at 75
Rocky Johnson, father of Dwayne Johnson, reportedly died at home after illness
- WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson, father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, has died at age 75. Sports journalist Dave Meltzer broke the news, later confirmed by the WWE , in a Wednesday tweet , per
. Born Wayde Douglas Bowles, the Canadian competed in the National Wrestling Alliance before joining...
on God's Green
Earth' Has Died
Aug 2, 2019 4:32 AM CDT
'Greatest Wrestler on God's Green Earth' Has Died
'King of the Ring' Harley Race was 76
- It's a royally sad day in the world of wrestling: Harley Race, better known as the "King of the Ring," has died. The 76-year-old World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Famer, who won the National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Championship eight times, died of complications from lung cancer,...
They Stole a
Then Found Out
What It Was
Jun 30, 2019 12:30 PM CDT
They Stole a Porch Package, Then Found Out What It Was
Thieves apologize, return replica belt meant for sick 5-year-old with brain tumor, autism
- Thieves swiped a wrestling belt replica that belonged to a sick 5-year-old Delaware boy—but this story has a somewhat happy ending. Timothy Vick Sr. tells WBOC that little Timmy Vick was diagnosed with autism when he was just a toddler, but then, another development in October: Timmy had a...
A Former Wrestling
Star Is Dead at 39
May 17, 2019 1:50 PM CDT
A Former Wrestling Star Is Dead at 39
Ashley Massaro said she'd suffering from depression, other injuries from WWE
- She was a model who appeared on the cover of
, as a contestant on
, and as a contender in the ring for WWE . Ashley Massaro had done much in her 39 years, but the chance to do more was cut short early Thursday, when she was pronounced dead...
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