Vince McMahon Retires Amid W.W.E. Board Investigation

The company’s leader for 40 years, he was under scrutiny after a report of a $3 million settlement with an employee.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #mcmahon-vince, #television, #world-wrestling-entertainment-inc, #wrestling

Vince McMahon Steps Down From W.W.E. Amid Misconduct Investigation

Mr. McMahon, the pro wrestling company’s chairman and chief executive, agreed to pay a secret settlement to an employee with whom he was said to have had an affair, The Wall Street Journal reported this week.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #stamford-conn, #stephanie-mcmahon, #vince-mcmahon, #world-wrestling-entertainment-inc, #wrestling

Scott Hall, Wrestler Who Rose to Fame as Razor Ramon, Dies

The former professional wrestler, called a “hugely influential superstar” by the WWE, was also a founding member of the New World Order with Kevin Nash and Hulk Hogan.

#georgia, #razor-ramon, #scott-hall, #world-championship-wrestling, #world-wrestling-entertainment-inc, #world-wrestling-federation, #wrestling

The Sports World’s Most Memorable and Human Moments of 2021

Most of them happened off the courts and playing fields, when the competitions were over and the athletes were at their most human.

#augusta-national-golf-club, #biles-simone, #djokovic-novak, #dressel-caeleb-1996, #golf, #gymnastics, #horse-racing, #lee-sunisa-2003, #masters-golf-tournament, #matsuyama-hideki, #mccarthy-michael-w-1971, #mensah-stock-tamyra, #olympic-games-2020, #osaka-naomi-1997, #swimming, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #wrestling

Seven Olympic Moments Worth Revisiting

A spicy rhythmic gymnastics finale. A 62-year-old medalist. A former prodigy with a gold. The Olympic magic was spread across sports.

#ashram-linoy, #averina-dina, #daley-tom-1994, #diving-sports-event, #grael-martine, #hiraki-kokona, #hoy-andrew, #kunze-kahena, #lopez-mijain-1982, #mensah-stock-tamyra, #nageotte-katie, #olympic-games-2020, #rhythmic-gymnastics, #sidorova-anzhelika-1991, #tokyo-japan, #wrestling

Could ‘Young Rock’ Be Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Apprentice’?

A wrestler’s job is to sell an absurd fiction, and make it reality — maybe it’s not so different from politics.

#bloomberg-michael-r, #johnson-dwayne-1972, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #television, #trump-donald-j, #winfrey-oprah, #wrestling

Lucha Libre, Yoga, Dancing: Welcome to Mexico City’s Vaccination Sites

To calm Mexico City’s elderly, who were arriving “really scared” at vaccination sites, officials cued up the bands and masked wrestlers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dancing, #elderly, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wrestling, #yoga

How I Learned to Love Cardboard During the Pandemic

It was a key prop in my childhood games. Now I’ve decided to use it to make toys for my quarantined toddler.

#children-and-childhood, #toys, #wrestling

Racist Moments in WWE Catalog Are Missing on Peacock Streaming

Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, is now showing old and new episodes of WWE Network wrestling. Some troubling segments in the network’s history disappeared in the transfer.

#discrimination, #nbcuniversal, #race-and-ethnicity, #world-wrestling-entertainment-inc, #wrestling

Jon Huber, Who Rose to Fame With World Wrestling Entertainment, Dies at 41

Mr. Huber, who was known in the ring as Brodie Lee and Luke Harper, died from a “lung issue” unrelated to Covid-19, his wife said.

#brodie-lee, #deaths-obituaries, #jon-huber, #luke-harper, #world-wrestling-entertainment-inc, #wrestling

Pat Patterson, a Wrestling Star Who Came Out, Dies at 79

He delighted his fans, especially in villain roles. When he announced in 2014 that he was gay, they remained loyal.

#deaths-obituaries, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #patterson-pat-1941-2020, #world-wrestling-entertainment-inc, #wrestling

Comfort Viewing: 3 Reasons I Love ‘GLOW’

A longtime pro-wrestling fan mourns the early cancellation of a series that she argues was both a beautiful story about women and one of the few pop culture offerings ever to take the sport seriously.

#brie-alison, #gilpin-betty, #glow-tv-program, #television, #wrestling

As a Wrestler Faces Execution in Iran, World Sports Groups Galvanize

An Iranian athlete was charged with murder after taking part in anti-government protests. Many think the charges are false, motivated by a government seeking to make an example of him.

#capital-punishment, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-olympic-committee, #iran, #wrestling

Exercise May Boost Your Vaccine Response

Two new studies of elite athletes found that working out amplifies the immune response to a flu shot.

#athletics-and-sports, #badminton, #colds, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cycling-road, #exercise, #immune-system, #influenza, #swimming, #track-and-field, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wrestling

What Pro Wrestling Taught Me and My Immigrant Grandmother

Fists in the air, my tiny Taiwanese grandmother delighted in the sequins and showmanship of WrestleMania stars.

#families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #grandparents, #love-emotion, #wrestling, #yoga

‘Total Bellas’ Refuse to Be Knocked Out by Quarantine

The twin reality stars and retired WWE champions Nikki and Brie Bella are both pregnant and making TV.

#arizona, #bunim-murray-productions, #e-entertainment-television, #los-angeles-calif, #reality-television, #twins, #wrestling

Hana Kimura, Japanese Wrestler and Star of Netflix Series, Dies at 22

She was featured on the reality series “Terrace House: Tokyo.’’

#deaths-obituaries, #hana-kimura, #japan, #netflix-inc, #terrace-house-tokyo, #tokyo-japan, #wrestling

Body of Former Pro Wrestler Shad Gaspard Found on Beach

Shad Gaspard, 39, was caught in a rip current with his 10-year-old son, Aryeh. His last words were “just secure my son, rescue my son,” the authorities said.

#gaspard-shad, #johnson-dwayne-1972, #lifeguards, #los-angeles-calif, #missing-persons, #police-department-los-angeles-calif, #rescues, #venice-beach-calif, #world-wrestling-entertainment-inc, #wrestling

The WWE Is Now Considered an ‘Essential Service’ in Florida

Officials in the state permitted “employees at professional sports and media production with a national audience” to hold an event if it is closed to the public.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #desantis-ron, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #florida, #mcmahon-vince, #quarantines, #world-wrestling-entertainment-inc, #wrestling

Vorwürfe von Ex-Wrestlerin – Hat Donald Trump sie begrapscht?

Donald Trump: Ex-Wrestlerin Torres: Er hat mich begrapscht Die ehemalige WWE-Wrestlerin Eve Torres erhebt schwere Anschuldigungen gegen Donald Trump. Er soll sie vor Jahren angefasst haben.
Foto: WWE, API

#leute, #trump-donald, #wrestling, #wwe