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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 12,734 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
# Pioneer
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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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# RIP

One half of legendary WWE tag team dies

Sep 23rd 2020, 3:30 PM 51,059 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 36,556 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.

Ireland's Becky Lynch crowned champion at Wrestlemania
# WRESTLEMANIA 35
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# WRESTLEMANIA 35

Ireland's Becky Lynch crowned champion at Wrestlemania

Apr 8th 2019, 9:34 AM 75,184 Views 146 Comments

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

The Irish superstar set for the biggest night of her life
# The Man
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# The Man

The Irish superstar set for the biggest night of her life

Apr 7th 2019, 7:00 AM 65,720 Views 47 Comments

With Becky Lynch about to make history and headline Wrestlemania, we chat to fellow wrestler and former roommate Joe Cabray.

'The furore over Tayla Harris photo' and more of the week's best sportswriting
# Good Reads
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# Good Reads

'The furore over Tayla Harris photo' and more of the week's best sportswriting

Mar 24th 2019, 8:30 AM 13,882 Views 0 Comments

Plus, a piece looking at the first-ever women’s match to main-event wrestling’s biggest night, which includes Ireland’s Becky Lynch.

Wrestling legend King Kong Bundy dies aged 61
# Fighter
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# Fighter

Wrestling legend King Kong Bundy dies aged 61

Mar 6th 2019, 7:17 AM 31,724 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
# Profile
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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 105,410 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
# Hart Foundation
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# Hart Foundation

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

Aug 13th 2018, 4:58 PM 37,061 Views 40 Comments

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

WWE wrestler Kane wins mayor's race in Tennessee
# Knoxville
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# Knoxville

WWE wrestler Kane wins mayor's race in Tennessee

Aug 3rd 2018, 8:40 PM 25,580 Views 27 Comments

He now runs an insurance business.

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

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

Jul 30th 2018, 8:30 AM 105,075 Views 26 Comments

Nikolai Volkoff and Brickhouse Brown also died yesterday.

'It was like wrestling' – Klopp unhappy with Ramos challenge on Salah
# Smackdown
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# Smackdown

'It was like wrestling' – Klopp unhappy with Ramos challenge on Salah

May 27th 2018, 9:25 AM 14,941 Views 48 Comments

The Real Madrid defender’s challenge that injured Mohamed Salah was similar to wrestling, according to the Liverpool manager

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 29,986 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 12,448 Views 2 Comments

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

Brock Lesnar's UFC future up in the air as he re-signs with WWE
# Plot Twist
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# Plot Twist

Brock Lesnar's UFC future up in the air as he re-signs with WWE

Apr 9th 2018, 11:04 PM 8,491 Views 11 Comments

Brock Lesnar’s UFC future might be more complicated than we thought.

People loved Irish wrestler Finn Balor's big entrance with LGBT fans during WrestleMania last night
# Fight For Your Rights
# Fight For Your Rights

People loved Irish wrestler Finn Balor's big entrance with LGBT fans during WrestleMania last night

Apr 9th 2018, 7:00 PM 12,227 Views 8 Comments

Viewers loved his message of inclusivity.

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 8,269 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
# Ott Ott Ott
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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 38,198 Views 22 Comments

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

Jim Ross on who he thinks will eventually replace Vince McMahon as WWE owner
# Heir Apparent
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# Heir Apparent

Jim Ross on who he thinks will eventually replace Vince McMahon as WWE owner

Jan 30th 2018, 10:01 AM 8,412 Views 9 Comments

The Hall of Famer says Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque appears to be the standout candidate.

No politics, kneeling for Vince McMahon's XFL
# Alternative
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# Alternative

No politics, kneeling for Vince McMahon's XFL

Jan 26th 2018, 11:46 AM 5,980 Views 6 Comments

News of the launch comes as the National Football League prepares to bring the curtain down on the most tumultuous season in its history.

'Whether it's WWE or the UFC - he's going to have a record-breaking event'
# Options
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# Options

'Whether it's WWE or the UFC - he's going to have a record-breaking event'

Oct 12th 2017, 4:54 PM 5,970 Views 4 Comments

Conor McGregor’s manager Audie Attar believes there is ‘no question’ that the Dubliner will return to MMA’s top promotion.

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

Wrestling legend Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan has died

Sep 18th 2017, 9:14 AM 23,378 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
# Tough Medical Issues
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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.

'Vince McMahon is a genius... He used to ring me at 4am all the time'
# Interview
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# Interview

'Vince McMahon is a genius... He used to ring me at 4am all the time'

Jul 15th 2017, 10:00 AM 35,405 Views 9 Comments

Former WWE writer and star Bruce Prichard chats to The42 about his career in wrestling.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's presidential campaign has been filed, so there's hope for us all
# The Rock
# The Rock

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's presidential campaign has been filed, so there's hope for us all

Jul 11th 2017, 2:30 PM 5,731 Views 3 Comments

Humanity is saved.

Donald Trump just posted a video of himself 'bodyslamming' CNN, and nobody can cope
# Body Slam
# Body Slam

Donald Trump just posted a video of himself 'bodyslamming' CNN, and nobody can cope

Jul 2nd 2017, 3:28 PM 6,709 Views 7 Comments

How is this happening?

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

Tributes paid after legendary wrestler Jimmy Snuka dies
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# RIP

Tributes paid after legendary wrestler Jimmy Snuka dies

Jan 16th 2017, 3:05 PM 11,561 Views 6 Comments

The WWE legend’s daughter Sarona, who wrestles as Tamina, confirmed the news on Instagram last night.

'I'm not done': John Cena intent on chasing 16th WWE crown
# Comeback
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# Comeback

'I'm not done': John Cena intent on chasing 16th WWE crown

Dec 28th 2016, 12:20 PM 7,076 Views 21 Comments

And his name is John Cena.

Ex-Germany goalkeeper wins on WWE debut as Per Mertesacker watches on
# Pastures New
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# Pastures New

Ex-Germany goalkeeper wins on WWE debut as Per Mertesacker watches on

Nov 4th 2016, 11:50 AM 8,222 Views 9 Comments

Tim Wiese had an evening to remember in Munich last night.

Ex-German international keeper to make WWE debut alongside Irish star Sheamus next month
# Timmy!
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# Timmy!

Ex-German international keeper to make WWE debut alongside Irish star Sheamus next month

Oct 7th 2016, 1:32 PM 15,794 Views 7 Comments

Tim Wiese will realise his dream on 3 November.

WWE fans can't get over this Dublin wrestling champ's accent
# Tanks
# Tanks

WWE fans can't get over this Dublin wrestling champ's accent

Sep 12th 2016, 10:29 AM 8,428 Views 9 Comments

Tanks.

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

Biopic on late WWE star Chris Benoit set to go ahead

Sep 9th 2016, 11:46 AM 6,770 Views 13 Comments

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

A fan was spotted in a Mayo GAA jersey losing it at WWE Summerslam last night
# Pandemonium
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# Pandemonium

A fan was spotted in a Mayo GAA jersey losing it at WWE Summerslam last night

Aug 22nd 2016, 10:05 AM 13,710 Views 22 Comments

Meanwhile, Wicklow wrestler Finn Bálor as he became the first ever WWE Universal champion.

'Nothing has ever matched it' - 20 years on from WWE legend Kurt Angle's Olympic miracle
# Triumph
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# Triumph

'Nothing has ever matched it' - 20 years on from WWE legend Kurt Angle's Olympic miracle

Aug 1st 2016, 6:34 PM 19,314 Views 12 Comments

The Pennsylvania native is an icon in the world of amateur wrestling.

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

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

Jul 24th 2016, 8:00 PM 26,231 Views 37 Comments

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

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