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#Wrestling

# wrestling - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

WWE agrees first-ever Irish TV deal
# Landmark
From The42
# Landmark

WWE agrees first-ever Irish TV deal

Mar 24th 2021, 4:49 PM 13,103 Views 11 Comments

Monday Night Raw will be shown every week on Virgin Media Two.

# wrestling - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson, the first openly gay pro wrestling star, dies aged 79
# Pioneer
From The42
# Pioneer

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

Dec 2nd 2020, 6:47 PM 5,885 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.

# wrestling - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

One half of legendary WWE tag team dies
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

One half of legendary WWE tag team dies

Sep 23rd 2020, 3:30 PM 51,122 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.

# wrestling - Thursday 16 April, 2020

Legendary WWE ring announcer Howard Finkel dies at 69
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Legendary WWE ring announcer Howard Finkel dies at 69

Apr 16th 2020, 4:21 PM 36,603 Views 18 Comments

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

# wrestling - Saturday 14 March, 2020

Gronk set to sign WWE deal and feature next week if event goes ahead
# Sport
From The42
# Sport

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

Mar 14th 2020, 8:27 PM 9,475 Views 1 Comment

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

# wrestling - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Irish amateur wrestler banned for three months after testing positive for cannabis usage
# Joint Confirmation
From The42
# Joint Confirmation

Irish amateur wrestler banned for three months after testing positive for cannabis usage

Feb 26th 2020, 12:54 PM 4,351 Views 6 Comments

The athlete in question proved to the satisfaction of Sport Ireland that his use of the substance was unrelated to performance.

# wrestling - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Fury not ruling out WWE return after debut win in Saudi Arabia - but Wilder next in February
# Dual Duties
From The42
# Dual Duties

Fury not ruling out WWE return after debut win in Saudi Arabia - but Wilder next in February

Oct 31st 2019, 10:07 PM 7,969 Views 23 Comments

After his appearance at WWE Crown Jewel, Tyson Fury will now prepare for a rematch against Deontay Wilder.

# wrestling - Sunday 12 May, 2019

Mexican wrestler who starred in film Nacho Libre dies during London show
# Silver King
# Silver King

Mexican wrestler who starred in film Nacho Libre dies during London show

May 12th 2019, 10:28 AM 45,666 Views 9 Comments

Cesar Barron, known by the name Silver King, died during a performance at the Camden Roundhouse.

# wrestling - Monday 8 April, 2019

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

Ireland's Becky Lynch crowned champion at Wrestlemania

Apr 8th 2019, 9:34 AM 75,225 Views 146 Comments

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

# wrestling - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Wrestling legend King Kong Bundy dies aged 61
# Fighter
# Fighter

Wrestling legend King Kong Bundy dies aged 61

Mar 6th 2019, 7:17 AM 31,754 Views 21 Comments

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

# wrestling - Sunday 17 February, 2019

How a former Aer Lingus flight attendant became one of the most famous Irish athletes on the planet
# Profile
From The42
# 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 105,785 Views 51 Comments

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

# wrestling - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Hulk Hogan leads the tributes following the death of WWE icon 'Mean' Gene Okerlund
# Farewell To A Legend
From The42
# Farewell To A Legend

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

Jan 2nd 2019, 6:21 PM 10,417 Views 10 Comments

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

# wrestling - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

WWE star Roman Reigns reveals battle with leukemia
# Get Well Soon
From The42
# Get Well Soon

WWE star Roman Reigns reveals battle with leukemia

Oct 23rd 2018, 1:22 PM 6,095 Views 5 Comments

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

# wrestling - Monday 13 August, 2018

Wrestling legend Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart passes away aged 63
# Hart Foundation
# Hart Foundation

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

Aug 13th 2018, 4:58 PM 37,090 Views 39 Comments

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

# wrestling - Monday 30 July, 2018

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

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

Jul 30th 2018, 8:30 AM 105,117 Views 27 Comments

Nikolai Volkoff and Brickhouse Brown also died yesterday.

# wrestling - Sunday 22 April, 2018

How social media means we may never see another Andre The Giant
# Big Boots To Fill
From The42
# Big Boots To Fill

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

Apr 22nd 2018, 8:00 PM 30,184 Views 22 Comments

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

# wrestling - Monday 16 April, 2018

Director of Andre the Giant film on making Vince McMahon cry and the truth about Samuel Beckett
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

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

Apr 16th 2018, 9:47 PM 12,720 Views 2 Comments

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

# wrestling - Thursday 5 April, 2018

'Yeah, Brock Lesnar is coming back' - Dana White
# Les Is More
From The42
# Les Is More

'Yeah, Brock Lesnar is coming back' - Dana White

Apr 5th 2018, 5:33 PM 9,939 Views 14 Comments

The UFC could soon welcome back another star, with Conor McGregor lined up for a return according to president Dana White.

# wrestling - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Rousey to make official WWE bow in tag-team match vs Triple H and McMahon
# Getting Rowdy
From The42
# Getting Rowdy

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

Mar 6th 2018, 5:19 PM 8,296 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.

# wrestling - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Session mots and atomic drops: How an underground wrestling night became a huge hit in Dublin
# Ott Ott Ott
# 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 38,294 Views 22 Comments

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

# wrestling - Monday 29 January, 2018

Ronda Rousey joins WWE, refuses to say she's retired from MMA
# New Challenge
From The42
# New Challenge

Ronda Rousey joins WWE, refuses to say she's retired from MMA

Jan 29th 2018, 8:11 AM 9,786 Views 21 Comments

The athlete confirmed she has signed a full-time deal with the organisation after making a surprise appearance during Sunday’s Royal Rumble.

# wrestling - Saturday 27 January, 2018

The first trailer for Bill Simmons' new 'Andre the Giant' documentary is here
# Rasslin
From The42
# Rasslin

The first trailer for Bill Simmons' new 'Andre the Giant' documentary is here

Jan 27th 2018, 9:14 AM 8,723 Views 11 Comments

This’ll be good.

# wrestling - Sunday 12 November, 2017

What Is Your Irish Wrestling Name?
# FIIIIIIIGHT
From The Daily Edge
# FIIIIIIIGHT

What Is Your Irish Wrestling Name?

Nov 12th 2017, 8:00 PM 9,245 Views 4 Comments

We promise none of them are ‘Sheamus’.

# wrestling - Monday 23 October, 2017

The Rock just shot down a comedian on Twitter for telling him that wrestling isn't real
# The Rock
From The Daily Edge
# The Rock

The Rock just shot down a comedian on Twitter for telling him that wrestling isn't real

Oct 23rd 2017, 4:28 PM 8,264 Views 1 Comment

This escalated so fast.

# wrestling - Sunday 8 October, 2017

The DCU students aiming to become world champions on home soil
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

The DCU students aiming to become world champions on home soil

Oct 8th 2017, 3:10 PM 16,795 Views 2 Comments

Taekwondo stars Ryan and Adam Shelley chat to The42 ahead of the World Championships in Dublin next week.

# wrestling - Monday 18 September, 2017

Wrestling legend Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan has died
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Wrestling legend Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan has died

Sep 18th 2017, 9:14 AM 23,411 Views 13 Comments

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

# wrestling - Monday 14 August, 2017

WWE icon Ric Flair hospitalised, in intensive care unit
# Tough Medical Issues
From The42
# Tough Medical Issues

WWE icon Ric Flair hospitalised, in intensive care unit

Aug 14th 2017, 4:38 PM 6,675 Views 5 Comments

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

# wrestling - Saturday 8 July, 2017

'Heel' or 'face'? What does the pro-wrestling world make of Trump's insult act?
# Cutting Promos
# Cutting Promos

'Heel' or 'face'? What does the pro-wrestling world make of Trump's insult act?

Jul 8th 2017, 7:30 AM 19,786 Views 29 Comments

Wrestling aficionados say the US President has borrowed heavily from the tactics of the squared circle.

# wrestling - Monday 3 April, 2017

Pats star Gronkowski invades WWE WrestleMania
# Rassling
From The42
# Rassling

Pats star Gronkowski invades WWE WrestleMania

Apr 3rd 2017, 8:43 AM 9,443 Views 3 Comments

NFL star Rob Gronkowski made a surprise appearance at WrestleMania at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on Sunday.

# wrestling - Friday 17 February, 2017

'He likes his dad to collect him from the airport' - WWE's heartwarming tribute to Ireland's Finn Balor
# Background
From The42
# 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 8,709 Views 9 Comments

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

# wrestling - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Greek triple jumper fails third drugs test as IOC sanctions 16 athletes over Beijing Games
# Guilty
From The42
# Guilty

Greek triple jumper fails third drugs test as IOC sanctions 16 athletes over Beijing Games

Nov 17th 2016, 9:50 PM 4,328 Views 1 Comment

Nine of those found guilty were medallists in 2008.

# wrestling - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

From UFC to WWE? Triple H opens door to McGregor appearance
# Crossover
From The42
# Crossover

From UFC to WWE? Triple H opens door to McGregor appearance

Nov 15th 2016, 9:20 AM 9,956 Views 4 Comments

Paul Michael Levesque is adamant the Irishman would succeed in wrestling.

# wrestling - Friday 9 September, 2016

Biopic on late WWE star Chris Benoit set to go ahead
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Biopic on late WWE star Chris Benoit set to go ahead

Sep 9th 2016, 11:46 AM 6,810 Views 13 Comments

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

# wrestling - Sunday 21 August, 2016

Mongolian wrestling coaches strip off in protest after fighter loses Olympic medal fight
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

Mongolian wrestling coaches strip off in protest after fighter loses Olympic medal fight

Aug 21st 2016, 9:05 PM 10,781 Views 6 Comments

A bizarre protest was staged after the bout ended in highly controversial circumstances.

# wrestling - Friday 19 August, 2016

An Olympic wrestler celebrated winning gold by casually body-slamming her coach
# Team Japan
From The Daily Edge
# Team Japan

An Olympic wrestler celebrated winning gold by casually body-slamming her coach

Aug 19th 2016, 6:14 PM 6,610 Views 4 Comments

Ah sure ’twas all in good fun.

An Olympic wrestler celebrated winning gold by casually body-slamming her coach
# Team Japan
From The42
# Team Japan

An Olympic wrestler celebrated winning gold by casually body-slamming her coach

Aug 19th 2016, 5:44 PM 4,338 Views 2 Comments

Ah sure ’twas all in good fun.

# wrestling - Sunday 24 July, 2016

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

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

Jul 24th 2016, 8:00 PM 26,302 Views 37 Comments

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

# wrestling - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Dozens of former wrestlers sue WWE over brain damage
# CTE
# CTE

Dozens of former wrestlers sue WWE over brain damage

Jul 19th 2016, 12:37 PM 39,360 Views 82 Comments

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

# wrestling - Saturday 18 June, 2016

We put the call out for wrestling toys and our readers answered in a big way
# Memorabilia For Max
# Memorabilia For Max

We put the call out for wrestling toys and our readers answered in a big way

Jun 18th 2016, 11:45 AM 9,436 Views 1 Comment

You guys are brilliant.

# wrestling - Saturday 11 June, 2016

A campaign wants you to give old wrestling toys to a five-year-old boy who has cancer
# Memorabilia For Max
# Memorabilia For Max

A campaign wants you to give old wrestling toys to a five-year-old boy who has cancer

Jun 11th 2016, 9:30 AM 17,054 Views 22 Comments

Max Birmingham has cancer for a second time in his life.

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