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WWE Commissioner Shane McMahon Rushed to Hospital After Falling 20 Feet in Shocking Stunt

WWE SmackDown! Live commissioner Shane McMahon is battling multiple injuries after a stunt gone wrong.

The 47-year-old longtime wrestling personality found himself in the ring at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on Sunday, battling longtime rival Kevin Owens, 33.

While the two exchanged their fair share of headbutts and clothesline dives on the floor and on top of the SmackDown!‘s “Hell in a Cell” cage, all went wrong when McMahon jumped from the top of the structure and down 20 ft. to the ground in an effort to knockout Owens.

Instead it was McMahon who was knocked out cold from the fall,
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Eli Roth Compares Donald Trump and His Inner Circle to ’80s WWF Wrestlers

Eli Roth Compares Donald Trump and His Inner Circle to ’80s WWF Wrestlers
Donald Trump and his inner circle have earned many comparisons, most of them unfavorable: a reality show, “House of Cards,” “Veep,” and so on and so forth. Courtesy of “Hostel” director Eli Roth, we have further proof of yet another: professional wrestling.

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“It doesn’t matter what side of the political fence you’re on. The characters we have in the White House are out of WWF wrestling in the ‘80s,” Roth told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour. “You got guys saying things that would make Rowdy Roddy Piper in his heyday blush. This is actually happening. You start to see that. It always gets out there, first on Twitter, then to ‘SNL’; it just filters its way into television and movies.”

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Eli Roth Compares Donald Trump and His Inner Circle to ’80s WWF Wrestlers

Eli Roth Compares Donald Trump and His Inner Circle to ’80s WWF Wrestlers
Donald Trump and his inner circle have earned many comparisons, most of them unfavorable: a reality show, “House of Cards,” “Veep,” and so on and so forth. Courtesy of “Hostel” director Eli Roth, we have further proof of yet another: professional wrestling.

Read MoreDonald Trump Tweets Reddit Video of Himself Attacking CNN

“It doesn’t matter what side of the political fence you’re on. The characters we have in the White House are out of WWF wrestling in the ‘80s,” Roth told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour. “You got guys saying things that would make Rowdy Roddy Piper in his heyday blush. This is actually happening. You start to see that. It always gets out there, first on Twitter, then to ‘SNL’; it just filters its way into television and movies.”

Read MoreThe Roots and Alex Gibney to Explore the History of Hip-Hop for New AMC
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Linda McMahon Questioned By Congress ... Over John Cena Proposal (Video)

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[[tmz:video id="0_80sf5s7o"]] Linda McMahon was in the hot seat during a hearing in D.C. on Wednesday ... when a Republican congressman called her out and demanded answers ... about John Cena's engagement.  The congressman pushing the issue is Rod Blum of Iowa -- who used his 45 seconds of floor time ask Linda about the big story from WrestleMania 33 ... Cena's proposal to Nikki Bella.  The question got some chuckles in the room ... but one person who wasn't havin' it was Linda.
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Kurt Angle: Linda McMahon Is a Perfect Fit For Donald Trump's Cabinet (Video)

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[[tmz:video id="0_lselo6t0"]] Wrestling legend Kurt Angle says America's in great hands now that Linda McMahon has officially been confirmed as part of Donald Trump's cabinet ... 'cause she's a "genius." The WWE Hall of Fame inductee says his former boss is the perfect person to head the Small Business Administration ... and has proven herself by turning the WWE into a billion-dollar business. "If you doubt Linda McMahon, you'd have to be literally crazy." Linda's entire family -- including Vince McMahon,
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Senate Confirms Ex-wwe CEO Linda McMahon to Lead Small Business Administration

In a rare display of bipartisanship, the Senate on Tuesday confirmed former wrestling entertainment executive Linda McMahon to lead the Small Business Administration as part of President Donald Trump's cabinet.

The Senate voted 81-19 to confirm McMahon, who helped start and grow World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said McMahon will "prioritize growing jobs over growing government bureaucracy."

He added, "In so many states, including mine, that's a welcome change from Washington."

McMahon served as the chief executive officer at WWE before stepping down in 2009 to run for the Senate. She helped WWE grow from...
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‘Morning Joe’ Criticizes Trump for Filling Cabinet With Mostly ‘White Guys’ (Video)

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‘Morning Joe’ Criticizes Trump for Filling Cabinet With Mostly ‘White Guys’ (Video)
If you’ve been bugged by those pictures of Donald Trump signing executive orders in an Oval Office filled with just white men, “Morning Joe” shares your frustration. On Monday morning, panelists on the MSNBC talk show criticized Trump for not filling his cabinet and inner circle with enough women and minorities. So far, only two women have been confirmed and are officially part of Trump’s cabinet: Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley. Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon is awaiting confirmation to head the Small Business Administration, while Betsy DeVos is at risk of being blocked by the Senate after.
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Alberto Del Rio -- Vince McMahon Would Be Better Prez Than Trump (Video)

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[[tmz:video id="0_6ftqufml"]] If Vince McMahon has White House ambitions, he's already got 2 supporters on board ... Alberto Del Rio and Paige ... who say the WWE honcho would make a Much better prez than Donald Trump.  First off, Alberto Hates Trump ... with a passion.  But when we asked the pro wrestler about the President-elect naming Linda McMahon to head his Small Business Administration ... he didn't seem too confident in his former WWE boss.  Still, Alberto and Paige say they
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WGA West President Blasts Donald Trump Over Attack on Steelworkers Union Exec

WGA West President Blasts Donald Trump Over Attack on Steelworkers Union Exec
Writers Guild of America West president Howard A. Rodman has issued a blistering condemnation of President-elect Donald Trump over attempts to intimidate Indiana union official Chuck Jones.

Jones, president of United Steelworkers Local 1999, had noted that 550 of his members at Carrier plants would lose their jobs in spite of Trump’s deal to keep another thousand jobs from moving to Mexico. Trump responded by attacking Jones on Twitter.

“We stand in solidarity with the members of Local 1999 and with their chosen leadership,” Rodman said in a statement on Thursday. “And we will not stand in silence as a President-elect, soon a President, uses his vast powers to intimidate the working men and women of our republic.”

Rodman pointed out that Jones has reported receiving threats of bodily harm following Trump’s attacks.

Trump attacked Jones in a pair of Tweets on Wednesday.

Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers
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Aj Styles moving to WWE Raw!? McMahon joins Donald Trump’s administration…

You know what I never hear people saying these days? ‘Gee, I wish [enter name of favourite wrestler] would move from Smackdown to Raw. They’ll be used much better on Raw.’

Even Aj Styles – a guy who’s lost three times now to James Ellsworth on Smackdown. There’s nobody saying that he’d be better booked on Monday Nights.

But according to Wrestling News World, that’s exactly what’s going to happen.

Before we get into this, I’ll just lay out Wrestling News World’s reporting track record. They led the charge on the WWE talent raid of Ring of Honor story last week, which is slowly being proved right with Roh commentator Steve Corino all but confirmed for the WWE Performance Centre (with current WWE agent Jimmy Jacobs posting a picture about their former Roh faction Scum getting reunited with Kevin Owens at Titan Towers). But they also reported a
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John Leguizamo -- I've Got One Word for Trump's Ex-wwe Cabinet Pick (Video)

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[[tmz:video id="0_s8sd4mp4"]] John Leguizamo had one word locked and loaded to describe Prez-elect Trump's choice of Linda McMahon for a Cabinet position, and no ... it was Not positive. Leguizamo's never been confused for a Donald Trump fan, so his reaction to the ex-wwe exec being named head of the Small Business Administration might not be all that shocking. The actor's strong insinuation/allegation on his way into Madison Square Garden Wednesday night ... was that America's non-politician President
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Ex-wwe CEO Linda McMahon Tapped for Donald Trump’s Cabinet

Ex-wwe CEO Linda McMahon Tapped for Donald Trump’s Cabinet
President-elect Donald Trump will nominate former WWE executive Linda McMahon as administrator of the Small Business Administration, his transition team announced Wednesday. McMahon’s selection for the cabinet-level position aligns with Trump’s “America First” agenda to “bring back our jobs and roll back the burdensome regulations that are hurting our middle class workers and small businesses,” the president-elect said in a statement. He continued: “Linda has a tremendous background and is widely recognized as one of the country’s top female executives advising businesses around the globe. She helped grow WWE from a modest 13-person operation to a publicly
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Vince McMahon heat on Sasha Banks for Hell In A Cell finish, WWE Network to change PPV schedule…

In the fallout of the Us Presidential Election, it’s come out how close we came to an even more Broken United States of America. From Matt Hardy’s twitter:

“A government agency just contacted & informed me that I’ve received 1000s of votes for President of the USA. How flattering & delightful!”

Maybe Broken Matt could’ve actually deleted Hillary’s emails.

And just to remind you how closely linked WWE are with the President Elect, Linda McMahon, who was one of the Trump campaign’s biggest individual donors, tweeted a photo from Donald’s victory celebration saying…

What a night! Thrilled to congratulate my friend, President-Elect Donald Trump on a hard-fought campaign and victory. @realDonaldTrump

One finish that a McMahon wasn’t happy with, however, was the end to last month’s Hell in a Cell main event.

Sasha Banks and Charlotte didn’t just make history by being
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Cena-McMahon Clash Over PG Rating, Another Star Leaves Tna | WrestleTalk News

The following is a guest post from WrestleTalk. Subscribe to their YouTube channel for new videos every day.

In today’s WrestleTalk News, Velvet Sky joins the growing list of talent leaving Tna and Linda McMahon and John Cena gives conflicting interviews on the WWE’s PG rating and how wrestling should be presented.

Tna Talent Exodus Continues

Our top story today is whether PG-13 will return to the WWE, but first, the Tna talent exodus continues: yet another long-time star has left the company.

Velvet Sky debuted in Tna all the way back in 2007, where she quickly formed an alliance with Angelina Love called The Beautiful People. They went onto become one of the most popular acts in the company at a time when Tna’s Knockouts division was receiving critical acclaim. Then, after a run as the Knockouts Champion in 2012, she left the company after failing to come
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The Story Behind the $102 Million Donald Trump Says He's Given to Charity

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The Story Behind the $102 Million Donald Trump Says He's Given to Charity
Ever since he kicked off his presidential campaign last June, billionaire businessman Donald Trump has touted his history of giving to good causes, with his campaign saying he's donated more than $102 million to charity over the past five years. But according to a new Washington Post analysis, not one of those donations was a personal gift from the Gop front-runner's own money. Many of the thousands of gifts cited on a 93-page list Trump's campaign provided to the Associated Press last year were free rounds of golf, donated by his courses for charity auctions and raffles, The Post reports. The
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The Story Behind the $102 Million Donald Trump Says He's Given to Charity

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The Story Behind the $102 Million Donald Trump Says He's Given to Charity
Ever since he kicked off his presidential campaign last June, billionaire businessman Donald Trump has touted his history of giving to good causes, with his campaign saying he's donated more than $102 million to charity over the past five years. But according to a new Washington Post analysis, not one of those donations was a personal gift from the Gop front-runner's own money. Many of the thousands of gifts cited on a 93-page list Trump's campaign provided to the Associated Press last year were free rounds of golf, donated by his courses for charity auctions and raffles, The Post reports. The
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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania 2000

In the build-up to WrestleMania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous installments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’…

The Card:

The Godfather & D’Lo Brown vs. Big Bossman & Bull Buchanan

WWF Hardcore Title Match: Tazz vs. Viscera vs. Pete Gas vs. Rodney vs. Joey Abs vs. Hardcore Holly vs. Taka Michinoku vs. Funaki vs. Mosh vs. Thrasher vs. Bradshaw vs. Faarooq vs. Crash Holly (Hardcore Battle Royal)

Steve Blackman & Al Snow vs. T&A w/Trish Stratus

WWF Tag Title Match: Edge & Christian vs. The Hardy Boyz vs. The Dudley Boyz (Triangle Ladder Match)

Terri Runnels w/The Fabulous Moolah vs. The Kat w/Mae Young (Cat Fight)

Eddie Guerrero, Perry Saturn & Dean Malenko vs. Too Cool & Chyna

Ic Title Match: Kurt Angle vs. Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit

WWF European Title Match: Kurt Angle vs. Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit

X-Pac & Road Dogg w/Tori vs Rikishi
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10 WrestleMania Blood Baths You Need To See

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Some of WrestleMania’s greatest bouts have also been some of WWE’s bloodiest encounters. There’s an art to the violence, with a new level of drama being uncovered when a wrestler is washed in the red stuff. Done appropriately, it works wonders in getting the intensity and meaning of a match over to the audience.

Of course, since WWE went PG in 2008, blood has been banned. There were multiple reasons, mainly Linda McMahon’s senate campaign and WWE’s bid to be family/advertiser friendly. There was also a big health factor to consider, because it isn’t exactly medically advisable to run a razor blade over the forehead.

Blood loss and risk of infection were always a real danger when it came to blading.

But despite the valid arguments against blood, would any of the following ‘Mania classics have really been the same without the presence of plasma?
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Triple H and Steph -- Refuse to Work Out With Vince ... 'He's Too Crazy!' (Video)

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[[tmz:video id="0_8thukg9t"]] Vince McMahon is such a Beast in the gym, even his own musclebound son-in-law refuses to hit the weights with the guy ... telling TMZ Sports, "He's too crazy." We got Triple H and his wife Steph McMahon out in NYC -- and we asked 'em about their famous midnight workouts ... and how the hell they muster up the energy to train that late at night!!  That's when we brought up 70-year-old Vince -- who's legendary
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8 Insane Storylines WWE Would Never Do (But Totally Should)

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In the long ago late ‘90’s, in the faraway land of Stamford, Connecticut, Vince McMahon, his awful kids and Vince Russo, created some of wrestling’s most bizarre and flat-out insane storylines. Since that Attitude Era heyday, the company has made a ruthlessly aggressive effort to clean up its act.

Whether the change came because of Linda McMahon’s Senatorial run or just a natural evolution to attract new audiences, WWE is now solidly PG programming. Turn on Raw and you’ll see superstars blowing up at each other over things like… popcorn. Hey, at least they stopped making those “Marine” movies, right?

But, adult WWE fans were raised on Mae Young giving birth to a hand and Hhh screwing a mannequin in a coffin, they miss insanity. Kooky, crazy or even controversial storylines would raise the emotional stakes and keep things unpredictable.

And in some cases, the
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