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WWE suspends Rey Mysterio for second time

WWE superstar Rey Mysterio

WWE Superstar Rey Mysterio has been suspended for 60 days for a second violation of the company’s Talent Wellness Program, the company reported on its corporate website Thursday.

Mysterio was suspended for 30 days in 2009 for an initial Wellness violation, but his name had already been connected with performance-enhancing drugs. He was among the athletes linked to Dr. Phil Astin, the personal...

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WWE: Wrestlemania 28 sets pay-per-view record with 1.3 million buys

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The WWE announced today that WrestleMania XXVIII set a new pay-per-view purchase record, with 1.3 million homes worldwide buying the show.

The number makes the show a huge success for the WWE, and also indicates that the experiment of building toward the Rock vs. John Cena match for a full year was well worth it.

Naysayers may wonder if the buy rate could have been even better had some...

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LI's Papadon wins prestigious Super 8 tournament

The ?Greek God? Papadon, an independent standout from

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Over its 15 year history, the winners of the ECWA Super 8 tournament have included champions in WWE, TNA and the reigning ROH world champion. And, now, it includes a Long Islander too.

The “Greek God” Papadon, an independent standout from the LI area for more than a decade, beat Tony Nese, Bobby Fish and Bandido Jr. to win the prestigious tournament held in Newark, DE.

Past winners of...

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WWE WrestleMania: Why John Cena, Triple H should have won

Dwyane 'The Rock' Johnson, left, and John Cena

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I gave myself nearly a week to simmer about this one.

After all, there are lots of ways to book a wrestling show, and if I had the corner market on creative team omniscience, I might actually be on the creative team.

But sometimes you know you're right, and I am on this one: Triple H should have beaten The Undertaker Sunday at WrestleMania XXVIII, and John Cena should have beaten The...

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TNA, Spike extend TV deal

Jets linebacker Bart Scott makes an appearance on

Spike TV and TNA have agreed upon a multi-year extension to extend their TV partnership, which was set to expire this fall.

The deal was announced today jointly by Kevin Kay, Spike TV President and TNA president Dixie Carter.

“Dixie Carter and her team at TNA have done a phenomenal job in developing stars for an exciting, high-action brand that resonates with Spike’s audience,” said...

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WWE drops Randy Orton from upcoming film

Randy Orton celebrates victory during WrestleMania XXVI at

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The WWE dropped Randy Orton from the upcoming film "The Marine: Homefront" because of his troubled past with the United States Marine Corps.

"WWE demonstrated poor judgment in signing Randy Orton for the third installment of the film 'The Marine,'" WWE told TMZ in a statement. "Despite Randy's popularity, the fact that he was dishonorably discharged from the USMC made...

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Details on Brock Lesnar's contract with WWE

UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar at the UFC

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Brock Lesanr has officially signed a one-year deal with the WWE and is obligated to make at least two appearances a month, according to

He will make more appearances as Wrestlemania 29 nears on April 7, 2013. Wrestlemania 29 will take place at MetLife Stadium.

The WWE is allowed to negotiate for more appearances, but Lesnar has to approve, the site reported. That means...

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Chief Jay Strongbow dead at 83, JR reports

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WWE Hall of Famer Chief Jay Strongbow died today, according to Jim Ross.

Ross announced on Twitter that he was sad to hear about the passing of Strongbow, whose real name is Joe Scarpa, on Tuesday morning. He called Strongbow a “beloved member of the WWE family… RIP Chief.”

Strongbow was 83.

Strongbow was a top attraction in the WWE in the 1970s and early 80s, when the company...

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WWE Raw: Daniel Bryan will benefit from Wrestlemania loss

WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan flys off the ropes

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Brock Lesnar’s return to the WWE after eight years pushed everything else to the side on Raw last night. That says a lot about Lesnar because it was one of the best Raws in recent memory.

The Miami crowd was so good last night that the WWE should have them at every televised event. The one thing you may have noticed is how over Daniel Bryan was with the fans in attendance. Fans chanted Bryan’s...

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WWE Raw: Brock Lesnar returns and takes aim at John Cena

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Here comes the pain! Again.

Brock Lesnar made his return to the WWE on Raw tonight and delivered an F-5 to John Cena completely changing the landscape of the WWE for the foreseeable future.

Rumors were running wild all weekend that the former WWE Champion turned MMA fighter was set to return to the company that made him famous. Those rumors were put on hold as Lesnar was nowhere to be...

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