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# wwe - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

From The42 One half of legendary WWE tag team dies RIP

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.

# wwe - Thursday 16 April, 2020

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

Legendary WWE ring announcer Howard Finkel dies at 69

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

# wwe - Saturday 14 March, 2020

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

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.

# wwe - Monday 8 April, 2019

Ireland's Becky Lynch crowned champion at Wrestlemania

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

# wwe - Sunday 7 April, 2019

From The42 The Irish superstar set for the biggest night of her life The Man This post contains videos

The Irish superstar set for the biggest night of her life

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

From The42 'The furore over Tayla Harris photo' and more of the week's best sportswriting Good Reads

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

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

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

# wwe - Sunday 17 February, 2019

From The42 How a former Aer Lingus flight attendant became one of the most famous Irish athletes on the planet Profile

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.

# wwe - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

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 - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

From The42 WWE star Roman Reigns reveals battle with leukemia Get Well Soon This post contains videos

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.

# wwe - Monday 13 August, 2018

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

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

He now runs an insurance business.

# wwe - Monday 30 July, 2018

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

Nikolai Volkoff and Brickhouse Brown also died yesterday.

# wwe - Sunday 27 May, 2018

From The42 'It was like wrestling' – Klopp unhappy with Ramos challenge on Salah Smackdown

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

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

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

# wwe - Monday 16 April, 2018

From The42 Director of Andre the Giant film on making Vince McMahon cry and the truth about Samuel Beckett Legend This post contains videos

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.

# wwe - Monday 9 April, 2018

From The42 Brock Lesnar's UFC future up in the air as he re-signs with WWE Plot Twist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# wwe - Friday 26 January, 2018

From The42 No politics, kneeling for Vince McMahon's XFL Alternative

No politics, kneeling for Vince McMahon's XFL

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

From The42 'Whether it's WWE or the UFC - he's going to have a record-breaking event' Options

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

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

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

Wrestling legend Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan has died

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

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

# wwe - Saturday 15 July, 2017

From The42 'Vince McMahon is a genius... He used to ring me at 4am all the time' Interview This post contains videos

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

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

# wwe - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

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

# wwe - Sunday 2 July, 2017

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

# wwe - Friday 17 February, 2017

From The42 'He likes his dad to collect him from the airport' - WWE's heartwarming tribute to Ireland's Finn Balor Background This post contains videos

'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.

# wwe - Monday 16 January, 2017

From The42 Tributes paid after legendary wrestler Jimmy Snuka dies RIP

Tributes paid after legendary wrestler Jimmy Snuka dies

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

# wwe - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

From The42 'I'm not done': John Cena intent on chasing 16th WWE crown Comeback

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

And his name is John Cena.

# wwe - Friday 4 November, 2016

From The42 Ex-Germany goalkeeper wins on WWE debut as Per Mertesacker watches on Pastures New This post contains videos

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

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

# wwe - Friday 7 October, 2016

From The42 Ex-German international keeper to make WWE debut alongside Irish star Sheamus next month Timmy!

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

Tim Wiese will realise his dream on 3 November.

# wwe - Monday 12 September, 2016

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

# wwe - Friday 9 September, 2016

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

Biopic on late WWE star Chris Benoit set to go ahead

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

# wwe - Monday 22 August, 2016

From The42 A fan was spotted in a Mayo GAA jersey losing it at WWE Summerslam last night Pandemonium

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

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

# wwe - Monday 1 August, 2016

From The42 'Nothing has ever matched it' - 20 years on from WWE legend Kurt Angle's Olympic miracle Triumph This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

# wwe - Saturday 16 July, 2016

From The42 UFC and WWE star Brock Lesnar flagged by USADA for potential doping violation Problems

UFC and WWE star Brock Lesnar flagged by USADA for potential doping violation

The 39-year-old is currently under contract with the wrestling organisation.

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