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WrestleMania's 10 greatest opening matches

The Florida Citrus Bowl was filled to near

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Less than two weeks away from WrestleMania, fans are starting to discuss the ever-important match order. As simple as it may seem, making sure each match is correctly slotted on the show can make all the difference. Put a match that gets the crowd going wild in the middle of the show, and risk burning out the audience by the time the last match comes on (See WrestleMania X-8.) Put a world title...

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Triple H takes over WWE and why Punk will be back

Wrestling superstar Triple H, left, and Shane McMahon,

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Now that was a swerve.

Vince McMahon promised that if John Cena did not defeat CM Punk at Money in the Bank he would fire him. Just as McMahon was about to do that last night on Raw, his son-in-law Triple H “relieved him of his duties” due to ““extremely questionable decisions” made by the chairman.

It was a nice swerve following the events at Money in the...

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Bret Hart, Whipwreck, Aries on some big local indie shows

This time of year is typically known as “The WrestleMania Hangover.” But fear not. There’s plenty of wrestling action going on over the next few days to keep you occupied, including a few shows right here on Long Island.

. On Saturday, April 16, Fight The World Wrestling is holding an event at Center Island Sports in Ronkonkoma featuring WWE Hall of Famer Bret “Hitman”...

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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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Meet Bret Hart at LI wrestling show

Fight The World Wrestling, a Ronkonkoma-based independent wrestling organization, sent out the following press release promoting an upcoming show and the appearance of WWE Hall of Famer Bret "Hitman" Hart. Check out the info below:

 

Fight The World Wrestling Presents: ROAD TO GOLD

Saturday April 16, 2011Bell Time: 8pm

Center Island Sports101 Union AvenueRonkonkoma,...

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The Rock is returning live to the WWE on.....

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson returned to WWE on

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The Rock will appear on “Monday Night Raw” on March 28th, the last Raw before Wrestlemania 27 in Atlanta, according to his Facebook page.

“Get ready CHICAGO...The Rock is Bringin' It and we're "Puttin' Our Boots to Candy Asses" LIVE on RAW and ELECTRIFYING THE WORLD...3/28/11," he wrote earlier today on Facebook. 

Will the WWE hold off on having...

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Who will host WWE's Wrestlemania? Not Sting!

Vince McMahon appeared on Raw last night for the first time in nearly a year and he didn’t come empty-handed. McMahon said that on next week’s show he will announce who will host Wrestlemania 27 in Atlanta on April 3rd.

McMahon said the man who will guest host will be “the personification of that special moment” fans always expect at Wrestlemania. “There is only...

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WWE and TNA in NY this week, plus wrestling on LI

 This is another busy weekend for wrestling in the New York area with both TNA and WWE running live events in Manhattan, and a local independent promotion putting on a big show right here on Long Island. Here’s the round up: . Tomorrow night, Thursday September 23, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling runs its first show ever in the famed Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan. The show...

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WWE, Bret Hart need to part ways once again

Where has Bret “The Hitman” Hart been? Who knows and why bother worrying. Where ever Hart has been since the 900th episode of Raw, the WWE and Hart are better off apart at this point. There’s no need to continuously book Hart on Raw when there is no need for him.

I’m not just talking about not booking him in matches. We all know his in-ring career has been over for...

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Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart arrested on drug & burglary charges

For those that don't remember Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, he's the brother-in-law of Bret & Owen Hart. He wrestled for the WWE 1985-1992 and 1994-1997. He was a two-time tag team champion with Bret as member of the Hart Foundation. Neidhart is the father of current WWE diva Natalya.

Here's the story from The Associated Press:

THONOTOSASSA, Fla. — Authorities say...

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