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WWE getting heat over smoking depiction

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WWE has gotten a surprising amount of publicity coming off of R-Truth’s heel turn Monday night, which included him smoking a cigarette at ringside. The anti-tobacco group TobaccoFree.org put out a release condemning WWE. And Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld dedicated his “Gregalogue” to the issue during his show, Red Eye, on Tuesday night. I’ve got mixed feelings about whether...

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Thanks for a wonderful career, Edge

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Edge, left, and Chris

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Edge’s retirement on Raw last night was surreal. As he delivered a heartfelt speech about his long career I kept waiting for Alberto Del Rio to make his way down the ramp and interrupt Edge. Maybe a brawl would start and further their rivalry heading into their ladder match at Extreme Rules in three weeks. Unfortunately for the fans, Del Rio never came out. Edge will forfeit the title this...

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WWE: Call it whatever you want, it's still wrestling

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I recently took my 2-year-old son to a WWE house show at Madison Square Garden. As we walked up the steps from Penn Station up to the Garden, we came upon what appeared to be a homeless man. He saw my son decked out in his purple and yellow John Cena gear and he asked, “You going to see wrestling?” I responded “yes,” but I also immediately thought in my mind, “Don’t...

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WWE Raw Reax: Cena will face The Rock next year

The WWE Universe will finally get the dream match they had hoped for: The Rock vs. John Cena. The Attitude Era vs. the PG Era. It will happen April 1, 2012 at Wrestlemania 28 in Miami, Florida. You read it right, The Rock and Cena will have their historic one-on-one match next year at ‘Mania in the Rock’s hometown. Never has a match been booked almost a year in advance. It’s unprecedented,...

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Alfonso's WrestleMania review: Too much of everything, except quality wrestling

The Rock at WrestleMania XXVII in Atlanta, GA,

I may not have called all the winners and losers correctly, but in some ways, my WrestleMania predictions were as accurate as anyone’s. I expected WrestleMania XXVII to be high on spectacle, and low on match quality. And, unfortunately, I was quite right. This was one of the most overbooked WrestleManias I can recall. At every turn, WWE writers tried to create a “WrestleMania”...

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WWE Wrestlemania 27: Miz retains title, Taker is 19-0

Actor and fromer WWE supestar Dwayne "The Rock"

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WWE CHAMPIONSHIP THE MIZ (C) DEFEATED JOHN CENA

I really liked Miz’s hype video before the match. It was his path to the WWE title mixed with other great moments by former WWE champions. Cena’s entrance was way over the top. It involved a choir and a voice over by DMX (I think). Need I say more? This was a tale of two matches. The first match ended in a count-out...

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WWE Wrestlemania 27 live blog

Undated photo of WWE wrestler John Cena for

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Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the biggest night of the year in sports entertainment, Wrestlemania 27. Join us for a live chat/blog, which will begin at 6:00, one hour before Wrestlemania goes live. My partner in crime, Alfonso Castillo, will pop in from time-to-time with his thoughts.  Fellow Steel Cage blogger, Seth Mates, is at Wrestlemania tonight in Atlanta. His tweets will automatically...

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Last minute Mania thoughts

The programs are printed. The basement is decorated. And my annual WrestleMania party (when I'm not attending in person) is underway. Before the show begins, I wanted to stop by with some last minute WrestleMania thoughts: . When it's all said and done it will be interesting ot see how this Mania ranks among the rest. My thought is that it will live up to expectations and deliver four solid hours...

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Can The Rock leave Wrestlemania as the WWE champion?

Actor and WWE supestar Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

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Here are some final thoughts with just under 10 hours to go before show time. *I have read a lot of different scenarios for what could happen at the conclusion of the WWE Title match between John Cena and The Miz. Even our own Alfonso Castillo touched on it briefly in his prediction for the match: Is it possible The Rock could leave Wrestlemania as the champion? Never say never is wrestling. Rewind...

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Full list of WWE HOF inductees and inductors

Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 25

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Here is a full list of every 2011 WWE Hall of Fame inductee and their respected inductor. Sunny is the only star that has not had an official inductor named. The WWE will air an abbreviated version of the ceremony on Monday night at 8 p.m. before Raw on the USA Network. Shawn Michaels

Inducted by: Triple H Sunny

Inducted by: LayCool The Road Warriors & Paul Ellering

Inducted...

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