Daniel Cormier Jr. wants his father's attention and he wants it now.
The king is dead. Long live the king.
LAS VEGAS -- He is boxing's greatest heel since Jack Johnson, the undisputed king of convincing people to pay to watch him lose.
A federal appeals panel has tossed out a lawsuit against Hustler magazine brought by the family of a slain professional wrestling personality, a case testing privacy concerns and the competing right to publish "newsworthy" material.
George Clooney's latest, a DWTS alum and former wrestler, is a "guys' girl"
Ramsey Nijem and Tony Ferguson will be in Las Vegas on Saturday night, competing for the fighter contract the UFC awards to the winner of its reality TV show, The Ultimate Fighter. They're the last two survivors in the season-long game of musical chairs.
Retired pro wrestler "Macho Man" Randy Savage, 58, was killed Friday morning in Seminole, Florida, when the Jeep he was driving jumped a median and hit a tree, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
He sat home for two straight days, waiting ... waiting ... waiting.
There were plenty of options, from The Kennedys to Wrestlemania to the Academy of Country Music Awards
The pint-sized Jersey Shore star guest-hosts Monday Night Raw
The reality stars are among 11 new contestants competing on season 12 of ABC's hit show
The Rock will be hosting WrestleMania XXVII
Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Nov. 29. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer.
World Wrestling Entertainment chief Vince McMahon filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Connecticut's secretary of state after she said poll workers should enforce a state law banning campaign material, including clothing, within 75 feet of the entrance to a polling place.
Republicans lashed out Friday after the Connecticut secretary of state said poll workers would have the right to ask voters wearing World Wrestling Entertainment merchandise to cover up because it could be considered campaigning.
â¢ Ryan Phillippe may have been on hand to host the WWE Monday Night Raw event at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., but that didn't stop the actor from geeking out backstage after meeting one of his childhood idols: Ricky "the Dragon" Steamboat. Phillippe, who co-hosted the event with his MacGruber costars Kristen Wiig and Will Forte, took a picture with the wrestler and also loaded up on WWE merchandise for his kids. The actor was also texting with his daughter Ava and checking up on her because she had a sore throat.
Only in professional wrestling can the guy who mows your lawn ask you to ring a red bell with a wrench while holding Steve Off's vest. But that's what happened recently -- the guy who mows my lawn asked me to ring a red bell with a wrench while holding Steve Off's vest. A silver vest. Flimsy material. The lawn mower e-mailed me ... said, "How would you feel about being the celebrity timekeeper at a wrestling match featuring Superfly Snuka?"
The Supreme Court has decided that the family of a slain professional wrestling personality can continue its lawsuit against Hustler magazine, a case that tested privacy concerns and the competing right to publish "newsworthy" material.
You can blame Brock Lesnar. He's the one who gave us these unrealistic expectations. He's the guy who went from the WWE to the UFC and became heavyweight champ in his fourth pro fight. He's the guy at least partially responsible for the flak Bobby Lashley is taking for approaching his MMA career with a more conservative attitude. The rest of the blame? That you can save for Lashley, who still isn't in any hurry to fight someone credible, and still doesn't seem to think it's a big deal.
The death of World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Edward Fatu, who wrestled under the name "Umaga," has sparked discussion in wrestling circles over the rigors of the sport.
Wrestler Edward Fatu, better known as the hulking, tattooed WWE superstar "Umaga," died Friday of a heart attack in a Houston, Texas, hospital, a family friend said.
"Mr. Steinbrenner deserves another championship." --Joe Girardi, after the Yankees won the pennant
Legendary wrestling figure Captain Lou Albano, perhaps best known for his association with pop singer Cyndi Lauper, died Wednesday, according to World Wrestling Entertainment.
It probably says something about our culture that Brock Lesnar is the one getting all the attention after UFC 100. And when you think about, that something is really quite pathetic.
LAS VEGAS -- If UFC president Dana White were in the business of creating characters instead of fighters, storylines instead of matches and superheroes instead of champions, he still couldn't have dreamt up a villain as perfect as Brock Lesnar.
Vince McMahon has built a wrestling empire on building good guys and bad guys and creating storylines out of thin air that some people might even buy. Well, I'm sorry Vince, I'm not buying it, not this time.
Showbiz Tonight's AJ Hammer and his panel discuss the recent comments by former pro wrestler, Hulk Hogan.
Pro wrestling legend Hulk Hogan, embroiled in a bitter divorce with his wife, Linda, told Rolling Stone magazine he can "totally understand" O.J. Simpson, the former football great found liable for the deaths of his wife and another man.
The Oscar Nominee - and former boxer - gets the best of wrestler Chris Jericho
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has penetrated the defenses of the mainstream with an assault that relies heavily on flash and glitz. UFC fights are flush with pulsating lights and market-tested music and celebrities du jour: Mandy Moore, 50 Cent, Paris Hilton. In between the 20 or so cards held each year, UFC fans troll forums and other online destinations -- that is, when they're not watching the reality show The Ultimate Fighter.
Legendary athletes are known by their deeds, not by their words.
When director Darren Aronofsky approached Mickey Rourke about starring in "The Wrestler," Rourke was understandably apprehensive.
Brock Lesnar faces a rubber match of sorts when he battles Heath Herring at UFC 87 on Saturday in Minneapolis. At 1-1-0 in his fledgling mixed martial arts career, with nothing less than the UFC heavyweight championship as his goal, Lesnar wants to show more of the fighter who overwhelmed Min Soo Kim in 69 seconds in his debut bout in Los Angeles 14 months ago. And less of the guy who, despite a thrilling, dominating start, submitted in the first round to the vastly more experienced Frank Mir at UFC 81 in Las Vegas back in February.
It's the first time I've seen Wall Street's toughest analyst look rattled. I'm sitting ringside at the WWE's Great American Bash at New York's Nassau Coliseum with Meredith Whitney - the Oppenheimer & Co. analyst renowned for her smackdowns of America's biggest banks. Though she and I are there to see her husband, pro wrestling star John Layfield ("JBL"), the evening's most compelling match turns out to be not Layfield's but a brutal-looking showdown between rivals Chris Jericho and Shawn Michaels. Midway through the bout, Michaels appears to suffer a bloody cut near his eye and begins stumbling around the ring as if he's just been lobotomized.
No matter the audience, Josh Barnett can work a room. It's a required skill for a man who splits his time between Japanese pro wrestling and mixed martial arts.
Even in the world of professional wrestling, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is still undefeated.
ORLANDO -- As WWE champion Randy Orton sits backstage at the House of Blues with his pregnant wife, Samantha, who is due to give birth to their first child this summer, he doesn't have to think too long about his favorite WrestleMania matches.
While the most common topics leading up to Super Bowl XLII this weekend are the Patriots run for a perfect season and Tom Brady's ankle, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has its own questions to answer Saturday at UFC 81 in Las Vegas.
The kid hated needles. But it hardly mattered. About once a week he'd roll up his sleeve, expose his shoulder and feel the cold metal plunge into what little muscle he had there. He would scrunch up his face as if he had smelled something foul and often close his eyes until the contents of the syringe emptied into his bloodstream. Then he could return to his PlayStation 2.
Once your kids reach the age of "cool," they're going to want to play Teen games. You'll find a little more violence, crude humor, and/or slightly more suggestive themes than there are in E games.
CNN's Drew Griffin talks with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon about allegations of steroid abuse in pro wrestling.
The late Chris Benoit idolized the Dynamite Kid, who was half of a professional wrestling team famous in the 1980s for spectacular high-flying, acrobatic moves.
WWE Chairman of the Board Vince McMahon is known for trying to intimidate interviewers, poking them in the chest and backhanding their notes. So CNN investigative correspondent Drew Griffin was prepared for a volatile McMahon, and so was the crew.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Daniel Puder finally met his match. The undefeated MMA fighter always does his best to stand out in a crowd. From his skintight Spandex shorts to his loud T-shirts, everything about Puder screams, "Look at me!"
Clues inside Benoit's brain
Imagine, if you will, that in the last decade 186 men who had played major league baseball died before they were 50. Imagine that in that same time 435 men who had played in the NFL likewise died before they were 50.
Brian Adams, a former World Wrestling Entertainment star known to fans as Crush, was found dead Monday of undetermined causes, the WWE reports.
Chris Nowinski's professional wrestling career didn't end with a pink slip or a celebratory sendoff, but with a swift kick to his chin.
Chris Benoit injected himself with testosterone before killing his wife and son and then committing suicide last month, officials said Tuesday.
As friends and family gathered in Florida this weekend to mourn Chris Benoit's wife Nancy and 7-year-old son Daniel, questions remained as to what caused the professional wrestler to kill his family and then himself - specifically, whether steroids played a role in the tragedy.
As the search for a motive intensifies in the case of Chris Benoit, this week's PEOPLE goes into the home life of the WWE superstar who killed his wife, Nancy, his 7-year-old son and himself.
Casual MMA fans would be surprised to know just how many promotions run MMA events worldwide. Here is a primer on the many mixed martial arts organizations that run fight cards.
The father of Chris Benoit spoke out Friday, saying he had no idea why his son killed his wife and child and then committed suicide - but is anxious to see the results of toxicology tests.
Somebody altered Chris Benoit's Wikipedia entry to mention his wife's death - before her body was found.
Police said Thursday they are trying to determine who altered the entry on the reference site before authorities discovered the bodies of the couple and their son
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World Wrestling Entertainment has released a timeline and five cryptic text messages related to the Chris Benoit tragedy.
Pro wrestler Chris Benoit strangled his wife and smothered his son before hanging himself in his weight room, a law enforcement official said
World Wrestling Entertainment star Chris Benoit asphyxiated his wife Nancy and their 7-year-old son Daniel before hanging himself, Fayette County Sheriff's Department's Lt. Tommy Pope said at a press conference outside the Benoit home on Tuesday.
Authorities in Georgia say pro wrestler Chris Benoit strangled his wife and suffocated his 7-year-old son before hanging himself this weekend.
The discovery of anabolic steroids in pro-wrestler Chris Benoit's home has raised speculation that the performance-enhancing drugs may be linked to his death and the killings of his wife and young son.
Since last summer Sports Illustrated reporters Luis Fernando Llosa and L. Jon Wertheim have been investigating an alleged illegal steroid distribution network that has implicated numerous pro athletes. On Feb. 27 the two SI writers accompanied federal and state drug enforcement agents on a raid of a Jupiter, Fla., anti-aging clinic that investigators allege conspired to fraudulently prescribe steroids, human growth hormone and other performance-enhancing drugs over the Internet.
In November 2005, 38-year-old professional wrestler Eddie Guerrero died in a Minneapolis hotel room due to what a coroner later ruled as heart disease, complicated by an enlarged heart resulting from a history of anabolic steroid use.
When Carl Edwards did a back flip off his No. 99 car last week after breaking a 52-race winless streak, he had an unlikely fan cheering him on.
Saturday night was all right for fighting. But the pageantry for the 69th card in the Ultimate Fighting Championship's tough-and-rumble existence began much earlier that week. Long before the fighters unhinged the latch of the steel Octagon on April 7 and fought on a card titled UFC 69: Shootout, thousands of fans had converged on Houston, tribalists on a pilgrimage. The prefight weigh-ins drew massive crowds. The line for the fighters' autograph show wreathed the girth of the Toyota Center, the venue for UFC 69. The downtown bars and restaurants were overrun by fight fans.
Veteran movie-goers have learned the lesson many times before, but it can't be repeated too often: when it comes to hunting, the most dangerous prey of all is man.
You could make a strong argument that the high point of the history of professional sports in Memphis was when Andy Kaufman and Jerry "the King" Lawler staged a series of professional wrestling matches there in the 1980s that have become part of pop culture legend.
I was looking at the Ohio State football schedules for the next four years and noticed something was missing.
Hugh Hefner was recently a guest of Lakers owner Jerry Buss in his spacious suite at the Staples Center. Hef didn't arrive alone. Twenty Playmates sauntered into the box along with the Playboy owner, who has long been friends with the Lakers' playboy owner. In case you're interested, the whole scene was filmed for The Girls Next Door reality show.
Donald Trump ended up getting a "Stone Cold Stunner," but he walked out of Ford Field with his hair. Vince McMahon wasn't as lucky.
SI.com's Arash Markazi once again skipped out on the Final Four and instead decided to check out the Super Bowl of professional wrestling, WrestleMania. He will check in with several updates from the scene through Monday.
SI.com's Arash Markazi once again skipped out on the Final Four to check out the Super Bowl of professional wrestling, WrestleMania. He will check in with several updates from the scene through Monday.
Donald Trump may lose his hair after WrestleMania 23 on April 1. But World Wrestling Entertainment investors might have to worry about losing a lot more if the company's big pay-per-view event isn't a success: their shirts.
1. Former soccer star Mia Hamm, the wife of the Dodgers' Nomar Garciaparra, gave birth to twin girls on Tuesday night. Hamm and the girls came through the delivery great, but Nomar will miss a week with sympathy labor pains.
When Donald Trump got into a verbal smackdown with Rosie O'Donnell back in December, many in the media said it had all the makings of a perfect WWE showdown. It was a suggestion that wasn't lost on Vince McMahon, who was in the process of making plans for WrestleMania 23 at the time.
Investors may feel like they have been caught in a choke hold for the past month and a half. But shareholders of World Wrestling Entertainment have market bears pinned to the mat.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Who will be the big winner from the creation of the new CW television network? Here's a hint. It might not be CW or even the other major TV networks.
Warner Brothers and CBS Corp. announced plans Tuesday for the creation of a new broadcast television network, called CW, that would replace the WB and UPN networks in the fall of this year.
For many, now is the time to look back and judge whether or not the past 12 months have been fruitful.
Where on Wall Street can you get dropkicked, clotheslined and paid a dividend which yields more than most Treasury bonds? Why, with shares of World Wrestling Entertainment, of course.
It's difficult to top last year's "SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain," a near-perfect title that set the bar high for wrestling games, but THQ managed to deliver another robust wrestling sim with "WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW."
With its stellar quarterly results and surprisingly bullish holiday forecast, toymaker Jakks Pacific delivered a one-two punch Tuesday that threatened to make industry big guns Mattel and Hasbro sound like a pair of whiners.
When Mark Cuban's new reality show, The Benefactor, airs on ABC Sept. 13, it will be the second television program to star a billionaire businessman. The first, of course, is The Apprentice, featur...
First twins Barbara and Jenna Bush, the president's 22-year-old daughters, made a Hollywood-style arrival Sunday at "R: The Party," the Republican convention's first big celebrity bash.
The new Vice Fund invests in companies deriving revenue from "products often considered socially irresponsible," including alcohol and tobacco. But if you really want to be bad, these stocks each o...
The 20,000 fans packing the Raleigh Durham Sports Arena are all on their feet. It's late August, it's SummerSlam--one of the World Wrestling Federation's biggest events--and Shane McMahon is scalin...
In July, Sprint fired the opening salvo in the latest long-distance price war, offering calls for 5 cents a minute. That move has fueled a rivalry as heated as any World Wrestling Federation-style ...
The reason Time Warner is buying Turner Broadcasting for $7.5 billion is of course that the company covets Turner's choice media properties: CNN, TBS, the Atlanta Braves, and MGM's film library. Bu...
THE RESIDENTS OF Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, will probably think twice before disagreeing with their new mayor. He might body-slam them! The mayor is Jesse ''the Body'' Ventura, a former professional...