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WrestleMania XXIX preview and predictions

Brock Lesnar walks to his corner at the

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After a strong final week of hype, especially here in the NY Metro area, WrestleMania 29 is set to take the stage Sunday night at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium. With three huge matches anchoring the card, and some intriguing mid-card bouts, expectations are high for the event. Here's my preview and predictions for the big show: Main Event: WWE Champion The Rock vs. John Cena

Many WWE fans...

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WWE WrestleMania XXIX press conference merges storylines, real life

A banner at Radio City Music Hall promotes

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WWE Champion Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and his WrestleMania XXIX opponent, John Cena, met at a Radio City Music Hall press conference Thursday, just three days before they will face off for the title at MetLife Stadium. Real-life overtones are all over this main event, as well as the matchup between CM Punk and the Undertaker. Cena has been critical of The Rock in the past for leaving...

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WWE's Paul Bearer dead at 58

The Undertaker, right, made his WWE debut in

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William Moody, who, as the macabre Paul Bearer helped elevate The Undertaker into becoming the most successful gimmick performer in wrestling history, has died, according to WWE. Moody, who personified pro wrestling’s over-the-top theatrics like few others, was 58 years old. As Percy Pringle, Moody began making a name for himself as a loathsome wrestling manager during the 1980s in various southern...

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Donald Trump to enter WWE Hall of Fame

Donald Trump talks to the press at Trump

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Billionaire entrepreneuer Donald Trump will enter the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame when the newest class is inducted April 6 at Madison Square Garden, the night before WrestleMania XXIX at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., WWE announced Monday. Trump helped bring WrestleManias IV and V to Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, N.J. But he's best remembered for shaving WWE Chairman Vince...

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39 years ago: WWE debuts at the Nassau Coliseum

A program from WWE's first show at the


News of Bruno Sammartino's long-awaited induction into the WWE Hall of Fame comes 39 years after he headlined the very first pro wrestling event at the Nassau Coliseum.

provided this photo of the program to that show, which took place on February 4, 1974--two years after the Coliseum opened its doors. In the main event, Sammartino defended his World Wide Wrestling Federation...

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Bruno Sammartino going into WWE Hall of Fame

WWE Hall of Fame 2013 inductee Bruno Sammartino

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WWE delivered the huge news today that it will be inducting Bruno Sammartino into the company’s Hall of Fame this April, apparently ending--at least for one night--a bitter rivalry that stretched over a quarter century. There had been indications in recent weeks that WWE had made some progress in mending fences with Sammartino, who left the company in the mid-1980s after a storied run that included...

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Mick Foley going into WWE Hall of Fame

Setauket native and WWE Superstar Mick Foley performs

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Long Island native and three-time WWE champion Mick Foley was the first inductee announced for the 2013 class of the WWE Hall of Fame during the 20th anniversary edition of Monday Night Raw. Foley, 47, was long rumored to get the Hall of Fame nod, considering that WrestleMania will be held closeby at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on April 7. Foley's upcoming induction was confirmed Friday...

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TNA realizes less can be more

The ring.

TNA Wrestling yesterday delivered the news that it was reducing the number of its live Sunday night pay per views from 12 to just four a year. And while likely driven by financial realities, TNA nevertheless deserves credit for embracing a lost art in the pro wrestling business: leaving fans wanting more. Sadly, generations of wrestling have come up in an environment where four-plus hours of original...

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Four reasons why The Rock was awesome last night

Wrestler and actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson spoke

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It never ceases to amaze me how The Rock can return to WWE television after months, or even years away, and deliver a promo that puts most of his locker room to shame. Even well before his return as a semi-regular performer in WWE in 2011, The Rock proved this with his via-satellite appearance at 2009’s Smackdown 10th anniversary special. And “The Great One” did it once again last night with his...

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Cm Punk undergoes knee surgery, future in question

WWE Champion CM Punk shows his championship belt

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CM Punk’s historic year-plus reign as WWE champion could be headed for an unfortunate and untimely ending, as is reporting that Punk has undergone emergency knee surgery that could put him on the shelf for a while. According to WWE, after being put through a table at the conclusion of last night’s Raw, Punk flew out to Florida to visit with renowned sports surgeon Dr. James Andrews. After...

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