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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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20 fun facts about pro wrestling

Ric Flair is greeted by the crowd during

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On page A75 of today’s Newsday you will find “20 fun facts about pro wrestling” in honor of Wrestlemania 27 next Sunday.

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Don’t worry, we didn’t have to snap on the figure-four leg-lock on a sports editor to get something wrestling-related into print. It seems some in the newsroom are aware of the enormity of Wrestlemania. ...

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Drew Carey to be inducted into WWE Hall of Fame

In this Oct. 21, 2010 file photo released

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TV personality and “The Price is Right” host Drew Carey is the latest inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame, according to WWE.com. Carey will join the “celebrity wing” which includes baseball legend Pete Rose, Bob Uecker and William “The Refrigerator” Perry. Carey made his lone WWE appearance as the number six entry into the 2001 Royal Rumble. He was the only man...

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2.21.11: Sting, Undertaker, someone else?

A dark promo aired toward the end of Raw last night hyping 2.21.11. That is the Monday night following the Elimination Chamber pay per view. For those that didn’t see the promo it only showed a dark, one story house with a few windows. The backdrop was nighttime and the only part of the person you saw was their black boots and a trench coat. The obvious candidates to appear on 2.21.11 are...

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Royal Rumble thoughts

The Royal Rumble is usually one of the most fun nights of the year to be a wrestling fan, and last night was no exception. With a pair of solid world title matches, and a newsworthy Rumble match that featured some jaw-dropping athleticism, some faces from the past, and an unlikely winner, the show was a hit. Here are a few thoughts: . I was surprised to see Alberto Del Rio win the Royal Rumble match....

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Lesnar on Undertaker: I don't care for him

UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar weighs in

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Former UFC champion Brock Lesnar finally addressed his face-to-face meeting with The Undertaker after losing to Cain Velasquez at UFC 121 in October 2010, according to the PWTorch. "The other fellas that wanted to come, like Stone Cold and The Rock, and Goldberg, those guys had all said, 'I'm coming to watch you, good luck.' This guy (Undertaker) shows up every time I seem to lose (laughs)...

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Good story on "Cowboy" Bob Orton

Alex Marvez of Scripps Howard News Service did a really nice column on “Cowboy” Bob Orton, the father of current WWE superstar, Randy Orton. If you’re an old-school wrestling fan you probably remember Bob Orton for always wearing a cast on his forearm. Like any good heel, Orton used the cast to his advantage when the referee wasn’t looking. The column also touches on Orton’s...

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The pros and cons of a super-sized Royal Rumble

WWE revealed yesterday that the upcoming Royal Rumble match will be the biggest ever, with 40 participants in the match rather than the usual 30. WWE obviously hopes that the new super-sized Rumble will be a selling-point that will help boost buy rates (although the Rumble typically does better than almost any PPV this side of WrestleMania anyway.) But there are those out there who believe adding...

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WWE releases the first 21 names in the Royal Rumble

WWE.com released more than half of the 40 names in this year’s Royal Rumble. This comes a day after the WWE announced the match will not feature the usual 30 participants like it has since its inception. Here are the names and in parentheses is the number of Royal Rumble matches each star has appeared in. Mark Henry has the most experience so far appearing in 6 Rumble matches. John...

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WWE Royal Rumble will feature 40 wrestlers this year

The WWE is expanding the Royal Rumble from 30 participants to 40, according to the WWE. Click here to read the official announcement.  WWE's Joey Styles broke the news earlier day via Twitter saying, "This year, there will be 40 participants in the Royal Rumble Match instead of 30. It will be the biggest Royal Rumble Match in history!” It’s not yet known if this increase will...

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