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Ex-wwe Star Davey Boy Smith Jr. Says He Wrestled Woman Out of Suicide Attempt

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Davey Boy Smith Jr., a former WWE Superstar and the son of the original WWF “British Bulldog,” says his grappling skills were a lifesaver this week when he used them to keep a woman from jumping off a bridge. “I saw a girl crying and hanging off the bridge with someone trying to talk to her,” the nephew of Bret “The Hitman” Hart and Owen Hart wrote on Facebook. Smith Jr., whose real name is Harry Francis Smith, says he was driving in Calgary when he saw the woman. He pulled his car over and hopped a barricade to help,
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Mauro Ranallo Out As WWE Smackdown Live Announcer

Newsweek is reporting that Mauro Ranallo, announcer for WWE Smackdown Live as well as boxing and Mma organizations, has left the company. Last seen on WWE television on March 7th, speculation has run high as to the reason why Mauro had been off the air. Some speculated it was due to his bi-polar disorder, which Mauro has been open about. Dave Meltzer from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, one of the preeminent wrestling news organizations in the country, has been adamant since the story broke that the reason for Mauro leaving was due to bullying from Jbl. Citing the March 13 episode of Bring It To The Table, starring Peter Rosenberg, he cites that Jbl's verbal jabs at Mauro for winning the Best Announcer Award from the Wrestling Observer were cause for Mauro to leave. Mauro had this to say to Newsweek about his departure.

WWE and I have mutually agreed to part ways.
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10 Best Wrestlemania Matches To Watch On The WWE Network Part 2

"Stone Cold" Steve Austin vs The Rock- Wrestlemania 17

“Shaking hands with Satan himself.”

Wrestlemania 17, hands down, is the best Wrestlemania booked to date. Apart from a horribly short Women’s Championship match with Chyna facing off against Ivory, from the opening match to the main event, every match was great.

The main event of the show was "Stone Cold" Steve Austin vs The Rock. The previous year, Austin had been recovering from long needed neck surgery sustained at the hands of Owen Hart at Summerslam 1997. During his time away, superstars like The Rock and Triple H stepped up their game and became main event players in their own right. When you are out of action for close to a year, there is a very real fear that by the time you get back in the ring you would have lost a step or two. Or worse, that the fans would
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10 Best Wrestlemania Matches To Watch On The WWE Network Part 1

It’s that time of year again. Wrestlemania is soon upon us. This event has become the most important event in professional wrestling, showcasing the best of the best of the sport putting on the show of their lives. With Wrestlemania appearing this Sunday on the WWE Network, I thought I’d take the time to discuss my ten favorite Wrestlemania matches, matches that to me epitomize everything that is great about the event. Like any list, it is purely subjective so if you disagree with anything or feel I left something out, let’s discuss it in the comments below.

Hulk Hogan vs Andre the Giant- Wrestlemania 3

“The irresistible force meeting the immovable object!”

Without Wrestlemania 3, it’s possible that Wrestlemania could have gone the way of Starrcade. The first two Wrestlemania’s, while star studded and showing some glimpses of what the event eventually became, were more events of their time.
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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania Xv

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

The Card:

WWF Hardcore Title Match: Al Snow vs. Hardcore Holly vs. ‘Badd Ass’ Billy Gunn (Triple Threat Hardcore Match)

WWF Tag Title Match: D’Lo Brown & Test w/Ivory vs. Jeff Jarrett & Owen Hart w/Debra

Bart Gunn vs. Butterbean (Brawl For All Match)

The Big Show vs. Mankind (Win by Dq)

Ic Title Match: Road Dogg vs. Val Venis vs. Goldust vs. Ken Shamrock (Fatal 4-Way)

Triple H vs. Kane

WWF Women’s Title Match: Tori vs. Sable

European Title Match: Shane McMahon vs. X-Pac

Big Boss Man vs. The Undertaker w/Paul Bearer (Hell in a Cell Match)

WWF Title Match: The Rock vs. ‘Stone ColdSteve Austin

Lows:

The Attitude Era was the most successful period that professional wrestling has ever seen. What some tend to
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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania Xiv

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

The Card:

Savio & Miguel vs. Jose & Jesus, Recon & Sniper vs. Bradshaw & Chainz vs. Mark Henry & D’Lo Brown vs. The Quebecers vs. The Rock N Roll Express vs. The Headbangers vs. Brian Christopher & Scott Taylor vs. Skull & 8-Ball, Steve Blackman & Flash Funk vs. The New Midnight Express vs. The Godwinns vs.The Legion of Doom (15-Team Battle Royal)

Light Heavyweight Title Match: Aguila vs. Taka Michinoku

European Title Match: Triple H w/Chyna vs. Owen Hart

The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust & Luna vs. “Marvelous” Marc Mero & Sable

Ic Title Match: The Rock w/The Nation vs. Ken Shamrock

WWF Tag Title Match: Cactus Jack & Chainsaw Charlie vs. The New Age Outlaws (Dumpster Match)

Kane w/Paul Bearer vs. Undertaker

WWF Title Match: ‘Stone ColdSteve Austin vs. Shawn Michaels
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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania 13

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 Godwinns vs. The Headbangers vs. The New Blackjacks vs. Doug Furnas & Phillip Lafon (Four Team Elimination Match)

Ic Title Match: Rocky Maivia vs. The Sultan w/The Iron Sheik & Bob Backlund

Hunter Hearst Helmsley w/Chyna vs. Goldust w/Marleena

WWF Tag Title Match: Mankind & Vader vs. Owen Hart & The British Bulldog (Double Count-Out)

Stone ColdSteve Austin vs. Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart (Submission Match)

Ahmed Johnson & The Legion of Doom vs. Faarooq, Crush & Savio Vega.

WWF Title Match: The Undertaker vs. Sycho Sid

Lows:

Peculiarly, the lowest point of this event also just happens to be the WrestleMania debut of a future WWE Champion and global icon; Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

Wrestling under the name Rocky Maivia (a homage to his father and grandfather respective), ‘The
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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania Xii

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

The Card:

Vader, Owen Hart & The British Bulldog w/Jim Cornette vs. Yokozuna, Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts & Ahmed Johnson

‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper vs. Goldust (Hollywood Backlot Brawl Match)

Stone ColdSteve Austin w/ Ted Dibiase vs. Savio Vega

Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. The Ultimate Warrior

Diesel vs. The Undertaker w/Paul Bearer

WWF Title Match: Shawn Michaels vs. Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart (60-minute Ironman Match)

Lows:

Mercifully, on WrestleMania Xii’s entire card there is really only one match that can be considered disappointing. I’m personally of the opinion that Squash Matches (while extremely useful promotion tools) have no place on a ‘Mania show. Having said that, the beauty of hindsight as turned this particular example into the most amusing squash match of all time.

Ultimate Warrior is
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10 Disturbing WWE Beatdowns That Are Hard To Watch

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Pro wrestling is fake! Did you know that? Did You?

Good, now that we have that unsavoury bit out of the way, let’s talk about how truly goddamn brutal sports entertainment can be to its participants. Because, despite what your Captain Obvious friend tells you, the repercussions of a match can be significant and terrifying.

(See: Sid Vicious, Droz, Owen Hart, et al.)

At its best, sports entertainment is made to simply appear horrifyingly dangerous, while maintaining the safety of those performing it. Injuries happen, of course, but normally they stem from technically difficult maneuvers and otherwise precarious spots.

The garden variety pummelling that these guys give to each other is just a good blend of mild thumping and overacting. Again, it’s made to look much worse than it is.

But boy, sometimes they’re really good at making it look gruesome. Like…really good. Too good.
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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania XI

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

The Card:

Lex Luger & The British Bulldogs vs. The Blu Brothers w/Zebekiah

Ic Title Match: Jeff Jarrett w/The Roadie vs. Razor Ramon w/1-2-3 Kid (Win by Dq)

The Undertaker w/Paul Bearer vs. King Kong Bundy w/Ted Dibiase

WWF Tag Title Match: Yokozuna & Owen Hart w/Jim Cornette & Mr. Fuji vs. The Smoking Guns

Bob Backlund vs. Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart (I Quit Match)

WWF Title Match: Diesel w/Pamela Anderson vs. Shawn Michaels w/Sid & Jenny McCarthy

Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Lawrence Taylor

Lows:

For the second time on the annals of WrestleMania history, the WWF Title Match is wrongfully relegated from the main event. At ‘Mania VIII, promotions premier title was bumped down the card to make way for Hulk Hogan and Sid…
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10 Times WWE Misread Their Own Audience

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Standing there adorned in his cape and crown, the 1995 King Of The Ring winner soaked up boos from the World Wrestling Federation’s fans. ‘King’ Mabel had been crowned, defeating the likes of The Undertaker and Savio Vega on his way to becoming only the third ‘King’ in the history of the event on pay-per-view. There was only one major problem, fans weren’t booing because they detested Mabel as a top heel, they were jeering because they hated the idea of him being in main events.

People recoiled instantly at the mere thought of seeing Mabel vs. Diesel at that year’s SummerSlam. Previous King Of The Ring winners like Bret Hart and Owen Hart had seemed deserved, due to their incredible skill inside the ring. Mabel was simply an extremely large man, a physical attribute Vince McMahon seemed to think would be enough to explain why he was headlining.
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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania X

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

The Card:

Owen Hart vs. Bret ‘Hit Man’ Hart

Bam Bam Bigelow & Luna Vachon vs. Doink & Dink

Crush w/Mr. Fuji vs. Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage (Falls Count Anywhere Match)

WWF Women’s Title: Leilani Kai vs. Alundra Blayze

WWF Title Match: Lex Luger vs. Yokozuna w/Mr. Fuji & Jim Cornette (Win by Dq)

Ic Title Match: Razor Ramon vs. Shawn Michaels (Ladder Match)

WWF Tag Title Match: The Quebecers w/Johnny Polo vs. Men on a Mission w/Oscar (Win by Count-Out)

Earthquake vs. Adam Bomb w/Harvey Wippleman

WWF Title Match: Bret ‘Hit Man’ Hart vs. Yokozuna w/Mr. Fuji & Jim Cornette

The Lows:

The WrestleMania X card is an impressive; there can be no doubt in that. The low-points are few and far-between.

However, one such disappointment
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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania VIII

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

The Card:

Shawn Michaels w/Sensational Sherri vs. ‘El Matador’ Tito Santana

Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts vs. Undertaker w/Paul Bearer

Ic Title Match: ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper vs. Bret Hart

‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan, Sgt. Slaughter, Virgil & Big Bossman vs. The Mountie, Repo Man & Nasty Boys w/Jimmy Hart

WWF Title Match: Ric Flair w/Mr. Perfect vs. Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage w/Miss Elizabeth

Rick Martel vs. Tatanka

WWF Tag Title Match: Natural Disasters vs. Money Inc. w/Jimmy Hart (Win by Count-Out)

Skinner vs. Owen Hart

Hulk Hogan vs. Sycho Sid w/Harvey Wippleman

The Lows

An early disappointment at WrestleMania VIII was the match between Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts and The Undertaker. While this may have been the birth of The Streak (yes he beat Snuka the year before,
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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania V

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

The Card:

Hercules vs. King Haku w/Bobby Heenan

The Twin Towers vs. The Rockers

Ted Dibiase w/Virgil vs. Brutus Beefcake (Double Count-Out)

The Rougeau Brothers w/Jimmy Hart vs. The Bushwhackers

Mr. Perfect vs. The Blue Blazer

WWF Tag Title Match: Demolition vs. The Powers of Pain

Dino Bravo vs. ‘Rugged’ Ronnie Garvin

The Brain Busters w/Bobby Heenan vs. Strike Force

Andre the Giant w/Bobby Heenan vs. Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts (Special Guest Referee: Big John Studd)

The Hart Foundation vs. The Honky Tonk Man & Greg Valentine w/Jimmy Hart

Ic Title Match: Ultimate Warrior vs. Rick Rude w/Bobby Heenan

‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan vs. Bad News Brown (Double Dq)

The Red Rooster vs. Bobby Heenan w/Brooklyn Brawler

WWF Title Match: Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Savage
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Tyler Henry Connects Total Divas Star Nattie to Her Late Uncle: Watch the Emotional Hollywood Medium Clip!

Tyler Henry Connects Total Divas Star Nattie to Her Late Uncle: Watch the Emotional Hollywood Medium Clip!
Total Divas star Nattie Neidhart is opening up about the tragic passing of her uncle on Sunday's Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry. On the episode, Tyler Henry connects Nattie to her uncle Owen Hart, a wrestler who passed away in 1999. "It was my uncle Owen, his name was Owen Hart and he was also a wrestler in the WWE," Nattie explains. "And he was in an accident in the ring and so it happened in front of over 10,000 people." Nattie tells Tyler that Owen's accident occurred during a wrestling event and she was actually watching it on TV as it happened. After his passing, Nattie says that her family had an extremely "tough" time because a lot of her family members are...
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18 Most Underrated Storylines In WrestleMania History

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For every “Stone ColdSteve Austin vs. The Rock and Hulk Hogan vs. Andre The Giant, there are two or three underrated storylines that have helped to make WrestleMania the can’t-miss extravaganza it is.

They are the feuds and rivalries that have been overshadowed or lost in the shuffle underneath the programs that have come to define the event. While everyone remembers Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker at the 25th incarnation of the show, the sibling war between Jeff and Matt Hardy on the undercard was accompanied by a story as strong as any other on the broadcast, yet few talk about it today.

WrestleMania X is an epic show, with two legitimate five-star matches featuring Bret vs. Owen Hart and Razor Ramon vs. Shawn Michaels, but there is a very strong program supporting those two matches on the undercard, as Randy Savage and Crush brought their heated rivalry to a conclusion.
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8 Saddest Wrestling Retirements

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Break out the tissues, because it’s time to reflect on better days gone by. Wrestling is one of the most physical sports in the world, and the toll it takes on the body has left larger than life characters in tatters by the time they retire. This article will look back at the saddest, showcasing some of the most beloved athletes who decided to—or in some cases, had to—stop doing the thing they loved.

Retirement is something that we all look forward to, but walking away from something you’ve dedicated the entirety of your life to can be one of the hardest decisions to make, and one of the toughest pills to swallow. These brave gentlemen had the wherewithal to do what was best for their futures; some with grand spectacles and celebrations of their accomplishments, and some walked away into the sunset. All of them were legends,
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16 WWE 80s Stars That Should Be Hall Of Famers

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It seems as though the WWE Hall of Fame is more and more regimented, in that the induction class has to follow a specific pattern: one headliner, one woman, one tag team, one celebrity, and three or four other inductees that include no more than one deceased performer (so as to not upset people, it seems).

Looking back at the 2004 and 2005 classes, you had quite the haul of 1980s greats going in, from Hulk Hogan to Rowdy Roddy Piper to Jesse Ventura to Sgt. Slaughter, and a host of others. Few WWE eras were as cool as the 1980’s Rock ‘n Wrestling era, and the first five or so years of Saturday Night’s Main Event. Goofy and over-the-top as the era could be, it still holds up today.

One issue with the rote formula for choosing the recent Hall classes has been the logjam created among the eighties stars that should be recognized.
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9 Reasons Triple H Needs To Stop Being An On Air Personality

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Triple H is a really confusing man to get your head around in 2016. Half the time he is playing the bad guy boss as part of The Authority, and the other he’s playing the inspirational hands-on leader of Nxt.

Then there’s some other times when he’s playing a face general manager on Raw by announcing matches that the WWE Universe want to see, while some other times, and more recently, he’s the ‘tweener’ WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

Quite frankly, Triple H is far too much. If you were asked by a former fan of WWE what The Game’s job title is these days, you’d need to set aside at least five minutes of your day to explain exactly what he does.

Hhh needs to pick one hat and wear it with pride. We’re all aware that the concept of Kayfabe is
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29 Wtf Moments From WWE Attitude Era Raw 1998 (Feb 9)

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The February 9th, 1998 episode of Raw was the go-home show for the upcoming No Way Out (of Texas) pay-per-view, due to be headlined by an unsanctioned 8-man tag featuring Stone Cold Steve Austin, Owen Hart, Cactus Jack, and Chainsaw Charlie taking on D-Generation X.

As it turned out, Hbk’s nagging back injuries prevented him from wrestling on the show, and he was replaced by…Savio Vega. Yeah. Even so, Raw slid the chess pieces firmly in place ahead of WrestleMania, further heightening the feud between Austin and Dx, while the show’s remainder was comprised of the usual mix of hilarious, weird and lame that defines just about any Attitude Era episode of Raw.

And with the release of Sunny’s porno, Sunny Side Up, this week, what better time to consider all the sad difference that 18 years can make?

Here are 29 Wtf moments from the February 9th,
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