Paul Bearer, the macabre WWE manager, died on Tuesday evening. He was 58. Bearer, whose real name was William “Bill” Moody, joined the WWE in 1991 and took on wrestling greats Undertaker, Kane, Rick Rude, Vader and Mankind among others.
Dwayne Johnson, known as The Rock to the wrestling world, reclaimed the WWE Championship on Sunday night's 26th annual Royal Rumble after an 11-year drought. Johnson, 40, defeated CM Punk, 34, to win his eighth championship.
Most people know not to make the Hulk angry — you wouldn't like him when he's angry — but that's exactly what happened when Gawker released an edited minute of what alleges to be a sex tape of former WWE professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, 59 — real name Terry Bollea — on Thursday.
WWE legend Jerry Lawler, 62, who has been spicing up the fictional world of professional wrestling as a fighter and a commentator for nearly 40 years, suffered a very real heart attack during a live broadcast of WWE's Monday Night Raw.
Comedian and frequent Comedy Central roast attendee Amy Schumer, 31, admitted on Howard Stern on Wednesday morning to having a relationship with WWE fighter Dolph Ziggler, 32. Stern was digging about details of Schumer's sex life with Ziggler when she obliged him, saying that the sex between her and professional wrestler Ziggler was too "athletic,' with him channeling his wrestling moves during coitus, and that it was the sheer physicality that led to their breakup.
The only real drawbacks with benchmark films the likes of Die Hard is that twenty years later you still have to suffer the shameless, pale imitations. Such is the case with this latest outing from silly action factory WWE Studios that trades an LA tower block for a beach resort in the Philippines and snarling Eurocrats for non-specific separatists but otherwise owes John McTiernan's revered classic not so much a wink and a nod as dinner and a show.
Don’t let her small size fool you. Snooki packs some power behind that signature poof of hers. As host of the WWE's Monday Night Raw, the Jersey Shore star quickly made viewers forget the infamous punch she took during season one by supplying her own Jersey-style smackdown on professional wrestlers last night.