5 posts tagged with wwe by Etrigan.
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The Ninth Wonder of the World falls - Chyna, 1969-2016

Pro wrestler Joanie "Chyna" Laurer has died. Known as the Ninth Wonder of the World (André the Giant had long been billed as the Eighth) for her physique and dominance in the ring, Laurer was 46. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Apr 21, 2016 - 57 comments

Right to the midsection...

Follow Friday: @WWESubway uses professional wrestling GIFs to illustrate the vast panoply of experiences and emotions of the Subway sandwich shop aficionado. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Jan 15, 2016 - 20 comments

Hulk Hogan Gets Mega-Fired Over Racist Rant

Hulk Hogan is perhaps the most famous professional wrestler in history (though the Rock is working on that). Over the last three decades, he led the WWF to dominance, nearly destroyed it by signing with rival promotion WCW, came to an uneasy detente while working for not-even-close-to-rival promotion TNA, and finally made a triumphant return to the since-renamed WWE, culminating in hosting duties at last year's WrestleMania XXX. He was even claiming that he was training for one final match, perhaps at next year's WrestleMania 32 in AT&T Stadium in Texas. But then the National Enquirer got hold of a transcript of a sex tape wherein Hogan uses the N-word three or four times while discussing his daughter's sex life. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Jul 24, 2015 - 112 comments

The Other Major Sport Signing Last Week

While everyone was distracted by LeBron James returning to Cleveland, World Wrestling Entertainment pulled off an even bigger coup* by signing seven-time Global Honored Crown champion KENTA. Kenta Kobayashi (he capitalizes his ring name to differentiate himself from his mentor, Kenta Kobashi) was one of the biggest stars of Japan’s Pro Wrestling Noah promotion before resigning in April, leading some to wonder whether he would be returning to the bigger All Japan Pro Wrestling. Instead, Hulk Hogan personally signed Kobayashi to a developmental contract while on a WWE event in Osaka. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Jul 15, 2014 - 28 comments

The Granddaddy of 'Em All

This weekend, the WWE Universe descends on the Superdome in New Orleans for WrestleMania XXX, the annual pay-per-view* that serves as the Super Bowl of professional wrestling. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Apr 5, 2014 - 88 comments

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