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# wwe - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson, the first openly gay pro wrestling star, dies aged 79
# Pioneer
# Pioneer

WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson, the first openly gay pro wrestling star, dies aged 79

Dec 2nd 2020, 6:47 PM 5,820 Views 0 Comments

Patterson’s career was associated with many firsts, including the first ever Intercontinental Title reign and the creation of the Royal Rumble.

# wwe - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

One half of legendary WWE tag team dies
# RIP
# RIP

One half of legendary WWE tag team dies

Sep 23rd 2020, 3:30 PM 51,036 Views 19 Comments

Road Warrior Animal, who made a name for himself in the Legion of Doom, has passed away at the age of 60.

# wwe - Thursday 16 April, 2020

Legendary WWE ring announcer Howard Finkel dies at 69
# RIP
# RIP

Legendary WWE ring announcer Howard Finkel dies at 69

Apr 16th 2020, 4:21 PM 36,549 Views 18 Comments

The news of the wrestling personality’s death was confirmed by the company today.

# wwe - Saturday 14 March, 2020

Gronk set to sign WWE deal and feature next week if event goes ahead
# Sport
# Sport

Gronk set to sign WWE deal and feature next week if event goes ahead

Mar 14th 2020, 8:27 PM 9,443 Views 1 Comment

The former NFL star appeared at WrestleMania 33 in 2017, assisting his friend Mojo Rawley.

# wwe - Monday 8 April, 2019

Ireland's Becky Lynch crowned champion at Wrestlemania
# WRESTLEMANIA 35
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# WRESTLEMANIA 35

Ireland's Becky Lynch crowned champion at Wrestlemania

Apr 8th 2019, 9:34 AM 75,178 Views 146 Comments

Lynch defeated Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair to take home the double title at the championship.

# wwe - Sunday 7 April, 2019

The Irish superstar set for the biggest night of her life
# The Man
# The Man

The Irish superstar set for the biggest night of her life

Apr 7th 2019, 7:00 AM 65,688 Views 47 Comments

With Becky Lynch about to make history and headline Wrestlemania, we chat to fellow wrestler and former roommate Joe Cabray.

# wwe - Sunday 24 March, 2019

'The furore over Tayla Harris photo' and more of the week's best sportswriting
# Good Reads
# Good Reads

'The furore over Tayla Harris photo' and more of the week's best sportswriting

Mar 24th 2019, 8:30 AM 13,872 Views 0 Comments

Plus, a piece looking at the first-ever women’s match to main-event wrestling’s biggest night, which includes Ireland’s Becky Lynch.

# wwe - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Wrestling legend King Kong Bundy dies aged 61
# Fighter
From TheJournal.ie
# Fighter

Wrestling legend King Kong Bundy dies aged 61

Mar 6th 2019, 7:17 AM 31,720 Views 21 Comments

Bundy famously wrestled Hulk Hogan in a steel cage at Wrestlemania 2.

# wwe - Sunday 17 February, 2019

How a former Aer Lingus flight attendant became one of the most famous Irish athletes on the planet
# Profile
# Profile

How a former Aer Lingus flight attendant became one of the most famous Irish athletes on the planet

Feb 17th 2019, 8:00 PM 105,314 Views 51 Comments

Becky Lynch chats to The42 about her remarkable rise to the top of WWE.

# wwe - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Hulk Hogan leads the tributes following the death of WWE icon 'Mean' Gene Okerlund
# Farewell To A Legend
# Farewell To A Legend

Hulk Hogan leads the tributes following the death of WWE icon 'Mean' Gene Okerlund

Jan 2nd 2019, 6:21 PM 10,385 Views 10 Comments

The famous announcer and interviewer has died at the age of 76.

# wwe - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

WWE star Roman Reigns reveals battle with leukemia
# Get Well Soon
# Get Well Soon

WWE star Roman Reigns reveals battle with leukemia

Oct 23rd 2018, 1:22 PM 6,064 Views 4 Comments

The 33-year-old is relinquishing the Universal Championship so he can focus on beating the disease for a second time.

# wwe - Monday 13 August, 2018

Wrestling legend Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart passes away aged 63
# Hart Foundation
From TheJournal.ie
# Hart Foundation

Wrestling legend Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart passes away aged 63

Aug 13th 2018, 4:58 PM 37,056 Views 39 Comments

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) confirmed the news in a statement today.

# wwe - Friday 3 August, 2018

WWE wrestler Kane wins mayor's race in Tennessee
# Knoxville
From TheJournal.ie
# Knoxville

WWE wrestler Kane wins mayor's race in Tennessee

Aug 3rd 2018, 8:40 PM 25,573 Views 27 Comments

He now runs an insurance business.

# wwe - Monday 30 July, 2018

Brian Lawler among three former pro-wrestlers to die in one day
# WWE
From TheJournal.ie
# WWE

Brian Lawler among three former pro-wrestlers to die in one day

Jul 30th 2018, 8:30 AM 105,069 Views 26 Comments

Nikolai Volkoff and Brickhouse Brown also died yesterday.

# wwe - Sunday 27 May, 2018

'It was like wrestling' – Klopp unhappy with Ramos challenge on Salah
# Smackdown
# Smackdown

'It was like wrestling' – Klopp unhappy with Ramos challenge on Salah

May 27th 2018, 9:25 AM 14,922 Views 48 Comments

The Real Madrid defender’s challenge that injured Mohamed Salah was similar to wrestling, according to the Liverpool manager

# wwe - Sunday 22 April, 2018

How social media means we may never see another Andre The Giant
# Big Boots To Fill
# Big Boots To Fill

How social media means we may never see another Andre The Giant

Apr 22nd 2018, 8:00 PM 29,929 Views 22 Comments

We know too much about today’s superstars, with one notable exception, says wrestling writer Josh Nason.

# wwe - Monday 16 April, 2018

Director of Andre the Giant film on making Vince McMahon cry and the truth about Samuel Beckett
# Legend
# Legend

Director of Andre the Giant film on making Vince McMahon cry and the truth about Samuel Beckett

Apr 16th 2018, 9:47 PM 12,307 Views 2 Comments

The legendary Irish playwright lived down the road from the star.

# wwe - Monday 9 April, 2018

Brock Lesnar's UFC future up in the air as he re-signs with WWE
# Plot Twist
# Plot Twist

Brock Lesnar's UFC future up in the air as he re-signs with WWE

Apr 9th 2018, 11:04 PM 8,489 Views 11 Comments

Brock Lesnar’s UFC future might be more complicated than we thought.

People loved Irish wrestler Finn Balor's big entrance with LGBT fans during WrestleMania last night
# Fight For Your Rights
From The Daily Edge
# Fight For Your Rights

People loved Irish wrestler Finn Balor's big entrance with LGBT fans during WrestleMania last night

Apr 9th 2018, 7:00 PM 12,211 Views 8 Comments

Viewers loved his message of inclusivity.

# wwe - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Rousey to make official WWE bow in tag-team match vs Triple H and McMahon
# Getting Rowdy
# Getting Rowdy

Rousey to make official WWE bow in tag-team match vs Triple H and McMahon

Mar 6th 2018, 5:19 PM 8,264 Views 15 Comments

Ronda Rousey will make her official in-ring WWE debut in New Orleans on 8 April, and she’s taking on the big dogs.

# wwe - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Session mots and atomic drops: How an underground wrestling night became a huge hit in Dublin
# Ott Ott Ott
From TheJournal.ie
# Ott Ott Ott

Session mots and atomic drops: How an underground wrestling night became a huge hit in Dublin

Feb 4th 2018, 8:30 PM 38,184 Views 22 Comments

Tapping into Irish culture to develop its characters, Over the Top Wrestling has grown hugely since it began in 2014.

# wwe - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Jim Ross on who he thinks will eventually replace Vince McMahon as WWE owner
# Heir Apparent
# Heir Apparent

Jim Ross on who he thinks will eventually replace Vince McMahon as WWE owner

Jan 30th 2018, 10:01 AM 8,411 Views 9 Comments

The Hall of Famer says Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque appears to be the standout candidate.

# wwe - Friday 26 January, 2018

No politics, kneeling for Vince McMahon's XFL
# Alternative
# Alternative

No politics, kneeling for Vince McMahon's XFL

Jan 26th 2018, 11:46 AM 5,979 Views 6 Comments

News of the launch comes as the National Football League prepares to bring the curtain down on the most tumultuous season in its history.

# wwe - Thursday 12 October, 2017

'Whether it's WWE or the UFC - he's going to have a record-breaking event'
# Options
# Options

'Whether it's WWE or the UFC - he's going to have a record-breaking event'

Oct 12th 2017, 4:54 PM 5,967 Views 4 Comments

Conor McGregor’s manager Audie Attar believes there is ‘no question’ that the Dubliner will return to MMA’s top promotion.

# wwe - Monday 18 September, 2017

Wrestling legend Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan has died
# RIP
# RIP

Wrestling legend Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan has died

Sep 18th 2017, 9:14 AM 23,371 Views 13 Comments

The Hall of Famer’s cause of death has yet to be confirmed.

# wwe - Monday 14 August, 2017

WWE icon Ric Flair hospitalised, in intensive care unit
# Tough Medical Issues
# Tough Medical Issues

WWE icon Ric Flair hospitalised, in intensive care unit

Aug 14th 2017, 4:38 PM 6,655 Views 5 Comments

After initially dismissing his hospitalisation as ‘routine’, a rep for Flair has asked for public support.

# wwe - Saturday 15 July, 2017

'Vince McMahon is a genius... He used to ring me at 4am all the time'
# Interview
# Interview

'Vince McMahon is a genius... He used to ring me at 4am all the time'

Jul 15th 2017, 10:00 AM 35,377 Views 9 Comments

Former WWE writer and star Bruce Prichard chats to The42 about his career in wrestling.

# wwe - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's presidential campaign has been filed, so there's hope for us all
# The Rock
From The Daily Edge
# The Rock

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's presidential campaign has been filed, so there's hope for us all

Jul 11th 2017, 2:30 PM 5,730 Views 3 Comments

Humanity is saved.

# wwe - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Donald Trump just posted a video of himself 'bodyslamming' CNN, and nobody can cope
# Body Slam
From The Daily Edge
# Body Slam

Donald Trump just posted a video of himself 'bodyslamming' CNN, and nobody can cope

Jul 2nd 2017, 3:28 PM 6,704 Views 7 Comments

How is this happening?

# wwe - Friday 17 February, 2017

'He likes his dad to collect him from the airport' - WWE's heartwarming tribute to Ireland's Finn Balor
# Background
# Background

'He likes his dad to collect him from the airport' - WWE's heartwarming tribute to Ireland's Finn Balor

Feb 17th 2017, 9:49 AM 8,662 Views 9 Comments

The 35-year-old Wicklow native, whose real name is Fergal Devitt, has forged a successful career in wrestling.

# wwe - Monday 16 January, 2017

Tributes paid after legendary wrestler Jimmy Snuka dies
# RIP
# RIP

Tributes paid after legendary wrestler Jimmy Snuka dies

Jan 16th 2017, 3:05 PM 11,540 Views 6 Comments

The WWE legend’s daughter Sarona, who wrestles as Tamina, confirmed the news on Instagram last night.

# wwe - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

'I'm not done': John Cena intent on chasing 16th WWE crown
# Comeback
# Comeback

'I'm not done': John Cena intent on chasing 16th WWE crown

Dec 28th 2016, 12:20 PM 7,073 Views 21 Comments

And his name is John Cena.

# wwe - Friday 4 November, 2016

Ex-Germany goalkeeper wins on WWE debut as Per Mertesacker watches on
# Pastures New
# Pastures New

Ex-Germany goalkeeper wins on WWE debut as Per Mertesacker watches on

Nov 4th 2016, 11:50 AM 8,222 Views 9 Comments

Tim Wiese had an evening to remember in Munich last night.

# wwe - Friday 7 October, 2016

Ex-German international keeper to make WWE debut alongside Irish star Sheamus next month
# Timmy!
# Timmy!

Ex-German international keeper to make WWE debut alongside Irish star Sheamus next month

Oct 7th 2016, 1:32 PM 15,793 Views 7 Comments

Tim Wiese will realise his dream on 3 November.

# wwe - Monday 12 September, 2016

WWE fans can't get over this Dublin wrestling champ's accent
# Tanks
From The Daily Edge
# Tanks

WWE fans can't get over this Dublin wrestling champ's accent

Sep 12th 2016, 10:29 AM 8,414 Views 9 Comments

Tanks.

# wwe - Friday 9 September, 2016

Biopic on late WWE star Chris Benoit set to go ahead
# CONFIRMED
# CONFIRMED

Biopic on late WWE star Chris Benoit set to go ahead

Sep 9th 2016, 11:46 AM 6,758 Views 13 Comments

Lexi Alexander, director of Punisher: War Zone, is set to helm the project.

# wwe - Monday 22 August, 2016

A fan was spotted in a Mayo GAA jersey losing it at WWE Summerslam last night
# Pandemonium
# Pandemonium

A fan was spotted in a Mayo GAA jersey losing it at WWE Summerslam last night

Aug 22nd 2016, 10:05 AM 13,689 Views 22 Comments

Meanwhile, Wicklow wrestler Finn Bálor as he became the first ever WWE Universal champion.

# wwe - Monday 1 August, 2016

'Nothing has ever matched it' - 20 years on from WWE legend Kurt Angle's Olympic miracle
# Triumph
# Triumph

'Nothing has ever matched it' - 20 years on from WWE legend Kurt Angle's Olympic miracle

Aug 1st 2016, 6:34 PM 19,202 Views 12 Comments

The Pennsylvania native is an icon in the world of amateur wrestling.

# wwe - Sunday 24 July, 2016

A career designed to damage their brains and lives: WWE stars file lawsuit
# Battleground
From TheJournal.ie
# Battleground

A career designed to damage their brains and lives: WWE stars file lawsuit

Jul 24th 2016, 8:00 PM 26,203 Views 37 Comments

The 214-page complaint which outlines the basis of the case alleges a host of failings on WWE’s part.

# wwe - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Dozens of former wrestlers sue WWE over brain damage
# CTE
From TheJournal.ie
# CTE

Dozens of former wrestlers sue WWE over brain damage

Jul 19th 2016, 12:37 PM 39,259 Views 82 Comments

A lawsuit in the name of Joe “Road Warrior Animal” Laurinaitis and others alleges that WWE is liable for neurological damages .

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