Wrestling

In this image made from video taken on Saturday, May 11, 2019, The Silver King, right, talks to the camera with fan Mark van der Enden at the Roundhouse in London. A fan of a wrestler and actor who died after collapsing on stage mid-performance in London shared the moment he got to meet his idol earlier that afternoon. Cesar Cuauhtemoc Gonzalez Barron, also known by his wrestling title of Silver King, died of a suspected heart attack at the Roundhouse in London's Camden on Saturday night, promoters said. (@estefyunvin via AP)
May 12, 2019 - 5:50 pm
LONDON (AP) — A well-known Mexican wrestler who co-starred in the film comedy "Nacho Libre" died in London after he collapsed during a match that a witness described as so elaborately staged it wasn't immediately clear something seriously was wrong. Cesar Cuauhtemoc Gonzalez Barron, who wrestled...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2010, file photo, Bret "Hit Man" Hart celebrates his victory over Mr. McMahon at WrestleMania XXVI in Glendale, Ariz. Hart was tackled by a spectator Saturday, April 6, 2019, while he was giving a speech during the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony at Barclays Center. The attacker was promptly subdued by several people, including other wrestlers, who came to Hart's defense. Hart is okay. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
April 07, 2019 - 8:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Wrestler Bret "The Hitman" Hart was tackled by a spectator Saturday while he was giving a speech during the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The attacker was promptly subdued by several people, including other wrestlers, who came to Hart's defense. Hart, 61...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2018, file photo, Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
March 29, 2019 - 3:56 pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The head of the Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon, is stepping down from the role and will help President Donald Trump's re-election effort, he said Friday. Trump announced McMahon's plans from his Palm Beach estate. Sitting next to the former wrestling executive...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2016, file photo, Penn State's Cael Sanderson yells during a 141 pound weight class match during the Big Ten Wrestling Championships in Iowa City, Iowa. Penn State is poised to send out another senior class as four-time national champions, and cement its status as the pre-eminent collegiate powerhouse of the past decade. (AP Photo/Matthew Holst, File)
March 20, 2019 - 3:21 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penn State is poised to send out another senior class as four-time national champions and cement its status as the college powerhouse of the past decade. The Nittany Lions (14-0) are the prohibitive favorites to claim the team title at this weekend's NCAA Championships for the...
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This image provided by the WWE shows professional wrestler King Kong Bundy. Promoter and longtime friend David Herro says Bundy, whose real name was Christopher Pallies, died on Monday, March 4, 2019. The 6-foot-4 (1.93 meters), 458-pound (208-kilogram) wrestler made his World Wrestling Federation debut in 1981 and was best known for facing Hulk Hogan in 1986 in a steel cage match at WrestleMania 2. (WWE via AP)
March 05, 2019 - 11:42 am
GLASSBORO, N.J. (AP) — King Kong Bundy, the 6-foot-4 (193-centimeter) professional wrestler best known for facing Hulk Hogan in WrestleMania 2, has died. He was 61. Bundy died Monday, said promoter and longtime friend David Herro. He posted on Facebook : "Today we lost a Legend and a man I consider...
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Kamaru Usman, right, kicks Tyron Woodley during a welterweight mixed martial arts title fight at UFC 235, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
March 03, 2019 - 12:23 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jon Jones defended his light heavyweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Anthony Smith at UFC 235 on Saturday night, overcoming a two-point deduction for an illegal knee to Smith's head in the fourth round. Kamaru Usman claimed the UFC welterweight title in the...
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February 26, 2019 - 10:26 am
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — A former pro wrestler known as "Sunny" in the ring has been arrested on her sixth charge of drunken driving. Police say 46-year-old Tamara Sytch, of Middletown, New Jersey, was stopped in Seaside Heights on Saturday evening after driving the wrong way on a one-way...
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January 02, 2019 - 1:55 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eugene "Mean Gene" Okerlund, who interviewed pro wrestling superstars "Macho Man" Randy Savage, The Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan and became a ring fixture in his own right, has died. He was 76. World Wrestling Entertainment announced Okerlund's death on its website Wednesday...
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2018, file image taken from a video provided by SNJTODAY.COM, Buena Regional High School wrestler Andrew Johnson gets his hair cut courtside minutes before his match in Buena, N.J., after a referee told Johnson he would forfeit his bout if he didn't have his dreadlocks cut off. A lawyer for Johnson is suggesting the impromptu hair cut was due in part to the referee’s tardiness. (Michael Frankel/SNJTODAY.COM via AP)
December 24, 2018 - 2:10 pm
BUENA, N.J. (AP) — A lawyer for a high school wrestler whose dreadlocks were cut off after a referee told him to lose the hairstyle or forfeit minutes before his match is suggesting the impromptu hair cut was due in part to the referee's tardiness. Buena Regional High School wrestler Andrew Johnson...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2015, file photo, Brock Lesnar makes his entrance at Wrestlemania XXXI in Santa Clara, Calif. WWE is set to hold its Crown Jewel event Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The lucrative deal with Saudi Arabia has prompted fans and politicians to criticize WWE's decision to continue with the event. (AP Photo/Don Feria, File)
October 30, 2018 - 2:01 pm
WWE has downplayed its upcoming Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia as public backlash spreads against its lucrative long-term deal with the kingdom. Criticism from fans and politicians started because women were excluded from competition in an April event, then shifted and spread after writer Jamal...
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