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# Wrestling

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WWE agrees first-ever Irish TV deal
Monday Night Raw will be shown every week on Virgin Media Two.
WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson, the first openly gay pro wrestling star, dies aged 79
Patterson’s career was associated with many firsts, including the first ever Intercontinental Title reign and the creation of the Royal Rumble.
One half of legendary WWE tag team dies
Road Warrior Animal, who made a name for himself in the Legion of Doom, has passed away at the age of 60.
Legendary WWE ring announcer Howard Finkel dies at 69
The news of the wrestling personality’s death was confirmed by the company today.
Gronk set to sign WWE deal and feature next week if event goes ahead
The former NFL star appeared at WrestleMania 33 in 2017, assisting his friend Mojo Rawley.
Irish amateur wrestler banned for three months after testing positive for cannabis usage
The athlete in question proved to the satisfaction of Sport Ireland that his use of the substance was unrelated to performance.
Fury not ruling out WWE return after debut win in Saudi Arabia - but Wilder next in February
After his appearance at WWE Crown Jewel, Tyson Fury will now prepare for a rematch against Deontay Wilder.
Mexican wrestler who starred in film Nacho Libre dies during London show
Cesar Barron, known by the name Silver King, died during a performance at the Camden Roundhouse.
Ireland's Becky Lynch crowned champion at Wrestlemania
Lynch defeated Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair to take home the double title at the championship.
Wrestling legend King Kong Bundy dies aged 61
Bundy famously wrestled Hulk Hogan in a steel cage at Wrestlemania 2.
How a former Aer Lingus flight attendant became one of the most famous Irish athletes on the planet
Becky Lynch chats to The42 about her remarkable rise to the top of WWE.
Hulk Hogan leads the tributes following the death of WWE icon 'Mean' Gene Okerlund
The famous announcer and interviewer has died at the age of 76.
WWE star Roman Reigns reveals battle with leukemia
The 33-year-old is relinquishing the Universal Championship so he can focus on beating the disease for a second time.
Wrestling legend Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart passes away aged 63
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) confirmed the news in a statement today.
Brian Lawler among three former pro-wrestlers to die in one day
Nikolai Volkoff and Brickhouse Brown also died yesterday.
How social media means we may never see another Andre The Giant
We know too much about today’s superstars, with one notable exception, says wrestling writer Josh Nason.
Director of Andre the Giant film on making Vince McMahon cry and the truth about Samuel Beckett
The legendary Irish playwright lived down the road from the star.
'Yeah, Brock Lesnar is coming back' - Dana White
The UFC could soon welcome back another star, with Conor McGregor lined up for a return according to president Dana White.
Rousey to make official WWE bow in tag-team match vs Triple H and McMahon
Ronda Rousey will make her official in-ring WWE debut in New Orleans on 8 April, and she’s taking on the big dogs.
Session mots and atomic drops: How an underground wrestling night became a huge hit in Dublin
Tapping into Irish culture to develop its characters, Over the Top Wrestling has grown hugely since it began in 2014.
Ronda Rousey joins WWE, refuses to say she's retired from MMA
The athlete confirmed she has signed a full-time deal with the organisation after making a surprise appearance during Sunday’s Royal Rumble.
The first trailer for Bill Simmons' new 'Andre the Giant' documentary is here
This’ll be good.
What Is Your Irish Wrestling Name?
We promise none of them are ‘Sheamus’.
The Rock just shot down a comedian on Twitter for telling him that wrestling isn't real
This escalated so fast.
The DCU students aiming to become world champions on home soil
Taekwondo stars Ryan and Adam Shelley chat to The42 ahead of the World Championships in Dublin next week.
Wrestling legend Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan has died
The Hall of Famer’s cause of death has yet to be confirmed.
WWE icon Ric Flair hospitalised, in intensive care unit
After initially dismissing his hospitalisation as ‘routine’, a rep for Flair has asked for public support.
'Heel' or 'face'? What does the pro-wrestling world make of Trump's insult act?
Wrestling aficionados say the US President has borrowed heavily from the tactics of the squared circle.
Pats star Gronkowski invades WWE WrestleMania
NFL star Rob Gronkowski made a surprise appearance at WrestleMania at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on Sunday.
'He likes his dad to collect him from the airport' - WWE's heartwarming tribute to Ireland's Finn Balor
The 35-year-old Wicklow native, whose real name is Fergal Devitt, has forged a successful career in wrestling.
Greek triple jumper fails third drugs test as IOC sanctions 16 athletes over Beijing Games
Nine of those found guilty were medallists in 2008.
From UFC to WWE? Triple H opens door to McGregor appearance
Paul Michael Levesque is adamant the Irishman would succeed in wrestling.
Biopic on late WWE star Chris Benoit set to go ahead
Lexi Alexander, director of Punisher: War Zone, is set to helm the project.
Mongolian wrestling coaches strip off in protest after fighter loses Olympic medal fight
A bizarre protest was staged after the bout ended in highly controversial circumstances.
An Olympic wrestler celebrated winning gold by casually body-slamming her coach
Ah sure ’twas all in good fun.
An Olympic wrestler celebrated winning gold by casually body-slamming her coach
Ah sure ’twas all in good fun.
A career designed to damage their brains and lives: WWE stars file lawsuit
The 214-page complaint which outlines the basis of the case alleges a host of failings on WWE’s part.
Dozens of former wrestlers sue WWE over brain damage
A lawsuit in the name of Joe “Road Warrior Animal” Laurinaitis and others alleges that WWE is liable for neurological damages .
We put the call out for wrestling toys and our readers answered in a big way
You guys are brilliant.
A campaign wants you to give old wrestling toys to a five-year-old boy who has cancer
Max Birmingham has cancer for a second time in his life.