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WWE agrees first-ever Irish TV deal
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# Landmark

WWE agrees first-ever Irish TV deal

Mar 24th 2021, 4:49 PM 12,704 Views 11 Comments

Monday Night Raw will be shown every week on Virgin Media Two.

WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson, the first openly gay pro wrestling star, dies aged 79
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# Pioneer

WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson, the first openly gay pro wrestling star, dies aged 79

Dec 2nd 2020, 6:47 PM 5,821 Views 0 Comments

Patterson’s career was associated with many firsts, including the first ever Intercontinental Title reign and the creation of the Royal Rumble.

One half of legendary WWE tag team dies
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One half of legendary WWE tag team dies

Sep 23rd 2020, 3:30 PM 51,049 Views 19 Comments

Road Warrior Animal, who made a name for himself in the Legion of Doom, has passed away at the age of 60.

Legendary WWE ring announcer Howard Finkel dies at 69
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# RIP

Legendary WWE ring announcer Howard Finkel dies at 69

Apr 16th 2020, 4:21 PM 36,555 Views 18 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 14th 2020, 8:27 PM 9,447 Views 1 Comment

The former NFL star appeared at WrestleMania 33 in 2017, assisting his friend Mojo Rawley.

Irish amateur wrestler banned for three months after testing positive for cannabis usage
# Joint Confirmation
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# Joint Confirmation

Irish amateur wrestler banned for three months after testing positive for cannabis usage

Feb 26th 2020, 12:54 PM 4,294 Views 6 Comments

The athlete in question proved to the satisfaction of Sport Ireland that his use of the substance was unrelated to performance.

Fury not ruling out WWE return after debut win in Saudi Arabia - but Wilder next in February
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# Dual Duties

Fury not ruling out WWE return after debut win in Saudi Arabia - but Wilder next in February

Oct 31st 2019, 10:07 PM 7,947 Views 23 Comments

After his appearance at WWE Crown Jewel, Tyson Fury will now prepare for a rematch against Deontay Wilder.

Mexican wrestler who starred in film Nacho Libre dies during London show
# Silver King
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# Silver King

Mexican wrestler who starred in film Nacho Libre dies during London show

May 12th 2019, 10:28 AM 45,534 Views 10 Comments

Cesar Barron, known by the name Silver King, died during a performance at the Camden Roundhouse.

Ireland's Becky Lynch crowned champion at Wrestlemania
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Ireland's Becky Lynch crowned champion at Wrestlemania

Apr 8th 2019, 9:34 AM 75,182 Views 146 Comments

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

Wrestling legend King Kong Bundy dies aged 61
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# Fighter

Wrestling legend King Kong Bundy dies aged 61

Mar 6th 2019, 7:17 AM 31,722 Views 21 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 17th 2019, 8:00 PM 105,383 Views 50 Comments

Becky Lynch chats to The42 about her remarkable rise to the top of WWE.

Hulk Hogan leads the tributes following the death of WWE icon 'Mean' Gene Okerlund
# Farewell To A Legend
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# Farewell To A Legend

Hulk Hogan leads the tributes following the death of WWE icon 'Mean' Gene Okerlund

Jan 2nd 2019, 6:21 PM 10,392 Views 10 Comments

The famous announcer and interviewer has died at the age of 76.

WWE star Roman Reigns reveals battle with leukemia
# Get Well Soon
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# Get Well Soon

WWE star Roman Reigns reveals battle with leukemia

Oct 23rd 2018, 1:22 PM 6,067 Views 4 Comments

The 33-year-old is relinquishing the Universal Championship so he can focus on beating the disease for a second time.

Wrestling legend Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart passes away aged 63
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# Hart Foundation

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

Aug 13th 2018, 4:58 PM 37,060 Views 39 Comments

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) confirmed the news in a statement today.

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

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

Jul 30th 2018, 8:30 AM 105,071 Views 26 Comments

Nikolai Volkoff and Brickhouse Brown also died yesterday.

How social media means we may never see another Andre The Giant
# Big Boots To Fill
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# Big Boots To Fill

How social media means we may never see another Andre The Giant

Apr 22nd 2018, 8:00 PM 29,973 Views 22 Comments

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

Director of Andre the Giant film on making Vince McMahon cry and the truth about Samuel Beckett
# Legend
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# Legend

Director of Andre the Giant film on making Vince McMahon cry and the truth about Samuel Beckett

Apr 16th 2018, 9:47 PM 12,397 Views 2 Comments

The legendary Irish playwright lived down the road from the star.

'Yeah, Brock Lesnar is coming back' - Dana White
# Les Is More
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# Les Is More

'Yeah, Brock Lesnar is coming back' - Dana White

Apr 5th 2018, 5:33 PM 9,921 Views 14 Comments

The UFC could soon welcome back another star, with Conor McGregor lined up for a return according to president Dana White.

Rousey to make official WWE bow in tag-team match vs Triple H and McMahon
# Getting Rowdy
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# Getting Rowdy

Rousey to make official WWE bow in tag-team match vs Triple H and McMahon

Mar 6th 2018, 5:19 PM 8,268 Views 15 Comments

Ronda Rousey will make her official in-ring WWE debut in New Orleans on 8 April, and she’s taking on the big dogs.

Session mots and atomic drops: How an underground wrestling night became a huge hit in Dublin
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# Ott Ott Ott

Session mots and atomic drops: How an underground wrestling night became a huge hit in Dublin

Feb 4th 2018, 8:30 PM 38,193 Views 22 Comments

Tapping into Irish culture to develop its characters, Over the Top Wrestling has grown hugely since it began in 2014.

Ronda Rousey joins WWE, refuses to say she's retired from MMA
# New Challenge
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# New Challenge

Ronda Rousey joins WWE, refuses to say she's retired from MMA

Jan 29th 2018, 8:11 AM 9,743 Views 21 Comments

The athlete confirmed she has signed a full-time deal with the organisation after making a surprise appearance during Sunday’s Royal Rumble.

The first trailer for Bill Simmons' new 'Andre the Giant' documentary is here
# Rasslin
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# Rasslin

The first trailer for Bill Simmons' new 'Andre the Giant' documentary is here

Jan 27th 2018, 9:14 AM 8,700 Views 10 Comments

This’ll be good.

What Is Your Irish Wrestling Name?
# FIIIIIIIGHT
# FIIIIIIIGHT

What Is Your Irish Wrestling Name?

Nov 12th 2017, 8:00 PM 9,125 Views 4 Comments

We promise none of them are ‘Sheamus’.

The Rock just shot down a comedian on Twitter for telling him that wrestling isn't real
# The Rock
# The Rock

The Rock just shot down a comedian on Twitter for telling him that wrestling isn't real

Oct 23rd 2017, 4:28 PM 8,228 Views 1 Comment

This escalated so fast.

The DCU students aiming to become world champions on home soil
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# Interview

The DCU students aiming to become world champions on home soil

Oct 8th 2017, 3:10 PM 16,572 Views 2 Comments

Taekwondo stars Ryan and Adam Shelley chat to The42 ahead of the World Championships in Dublin next week.

Wrestling legend Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan has died
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# RIP

Wrestling legend Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan has died

Sep 18th 2017, 9:14 AM 23,375 Views 13 Comments

The Hall of Famer’s cause of death has yet to be confirmed.

WWE icon Ric Flair hospitalised, in intensive care unit
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# Tough Medical Issues

WWE icon Ric Flair hospitalised, in intensive care unit

Aug 14th 2017, 4:38 PM 6,655 Views 5 Comments

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

'Heel' or 'face'? What does the pro-wrestling world make of Trump's insult act?
# Cutting Promos
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# Cutting Promos

'Heel' or 'face'? What does the pro-wrestling world make of Trump's insult act?

Jul 8th 2017, 7:30 AM 19,751 Views 29 Comments

Wrestling aficionados say the US President has borrowed heavily from the tactics of the squared circle.

Pats star Gronkowski invades WWE WrestleMania
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# Rassling

Pats star Gronkowski invades WWE WrestleMania

Apr 3rd 2017, 8:43 AM 9,427 Views 3 Comments

NFL star Rob Gronkowski made a surprise appearance at WrestleMania at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on Sunday.

'He likes his dad to collect him from the airport' - WWE's heartwarming tribute to Ireland's Finn Balor
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# Background

'He likes his dad to collect him from the airport' - WWE's heartwarming tribute to Ireland's Finn Balor

Feb 17th 2017, 9:49 AM 8,662 Views 9 Comments

The 35-year-old Wicklow native, whose real name is Fergal Devitt, has forged a successful career in wrestling.

Greek triple jumper fails third drugs test as IOC sanctions 16 athletes over Beijing Games
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# Guilty

Greek triple jumper fails third drugs test as IOC sanctions 16 athletes over Beijing Games

Nov 17th 2016, 9:50 PM 4,304 Views 1 Comment

Nine of those found guilty were medallists in 2008.

From UFC to WWE? Triple H opens door to McGregor appearance
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# Crossover

From UFC to WWE? Triple H opens door to McGregor appearance

Nov 15th 2016, 9:20 AM 9,926 Views 4 Comments

Paul Michael Levesque is adamant the Irishman would succeed in wrestling.

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

Biopic on late WWE star Chris Benoit set to go ahead

Sep 9th 2016, 11:46 AM 6,766 Views 13 Comments

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

Mongolian wrestling coaches strip off in protest after fighter loses Olympic medal fight
# Rio 2016
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# Rio 2016

Mongolian wrestling coaches strip off in protest after fighter loses Olympic medal fight

Aug 21st 2016, 9:05 PM 10,734 Views 6 Comments

A bizarre protest was staged after the bout ended in highly controversial circumstances.

An Olympic wrestler celebrated winning gold by casually body-slamming her coach
# Team Japan
# Team Japan

An Olympic wrestler celebrated winning gold by casually body-slamming her coach

Aug 19th 2016, 6:14 PM 6,593 Views 4 Comments

Ah sure ’twas all in good fun.

An Olympic wrestler celebrated winning gold by casually body-slamming her coach
# Team Japan
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# Team Japan

An Olympic wrestler celebrated winning gold by casually body-slamming her coach

Aug 19th 2016, 5:44 PM 4,322 Views 2 Comments

Ah sure ’twas all in good fun.

A career designed to damage their brains and lives: WWE stars file lawsuit
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# Battleground

A career designed to damage their brains and lives: WWE stars file lawsuit

Jul 24th 2016, 8:00 PM 26,222 Views 37 Comments

The 214-page complaint which outlines the basis of the case alleges a host of failings on WWE’s part.

Dozens of former wrestlers sue WWE over brain damage
# CTE
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# CTE

Dozens of former wrestlers sue WWE over brain damage

Jul 19th 2016, 12:37 PM 39,266 Views 82 Comments

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

We put the call out for wrestling toys and our readers answered in a big way
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# Memorabilia For Max

We put the call out for wrestling toys and our readers answered in a big way

Jun 18th 2016, 11:45 AM 9,425 Views 1 Comment

You guys are brilliant.

A campaign wants you to give old wrestling toys to a five-year-old boy who has cancer
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# Memorabilia For Max

A campaign wants you to give old wrestling toys to a five-year-old boy who has cancer

Jun 11th 2016, 9:30 AM 16,994 Views 22 Comments

Max Birmingham has cancer for a second time in his life.

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