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# wrestling - Thursday 16 April, 2020

From The42 Legendary WWE ring announcer Howard Finkel dies at 69 RIP

Legendary WWE ring announcer Howard Finkel dies at 69

The news of the wrestling personality’s death was confirmed by the company today.

# wrestling - Saturday 14 March, 2020

From The42 Gronk set to sign WWE deal and feature next week if event goes ahead Sport

Gronk set to sign WWE deal and feature next week if event goes ahead

The former NFL star appeared at WrestleMania 33 in 2017, assisting his friend Mojo Rawley.

# wrestling - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

From The42 Irish amateur wrestler banned for three months after testing positive for cannabis usage Joint Confirmation

Irish amateur wrestler banned for three months after testing positive for cannabis usage

The athlete in question proved to the satisfaction of Sport Ireland that his use of the substance was unrelated to performance.

# wrestling - Thursday 31 October, 2019

From The42 Fury not ruling out WWE return after debut win in Saudi Arabia - but Wilder next in February Dual Duties This post contains videos

Fury not ruling out WWE return after debut win in Saudi Arabia - but Wilder next in February

After his appearance at WWE Crown Jewel, Tyson Fury will now prepare for a rematch against Deontay Wilder.

# wrestling - Sunday 12 May, 2019

Mexican wrestler who starred in film Nacho Libre dies during London show

Cesar Barron, known by the name Silver King, died during a performance at the Camden Roundhouse.

# wrestling - Monday 8 April, 2019

Ireland's Becky Lynch crowned champion at Wrestlemania

Lynch defeated Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair to take home the double title at the championship.

# wrestling - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Wrestling legend King Kong Bundy dies aged 61

Bundy famously wrestled Hulk Hogan in a steel cage at Wrestlemania 2.

# wrestling - Sunday 17 February, 2019

From The42 How a former Aer Lingus flight attendant became one of the most famous Irish athletes on the planet Profile

How a former Aer Lingus flight attendant became one of the most famous Irish athletes on the planet

Becky Lynch chats to The42 about her remarkable rise to the top of WWE.

# wrestling - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Hulk Hogan leads the tributes following the death of WWE icon 'Mean' Gene Okerlund

The famous announcer and interviewer has died at the age of 76.

# wrestling - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

From The42 WWE star Roman Reigns reveals battle with leukemia Get Well Soon This post contains videos

WWE star Roman Reigns reveals battle with leukemia

The 33-year-old is relinquishing the Universal Championship so he can focus on beating the disease for a second time.

# wrestling - Monday 13 August, 2018

Wrestling legend Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart passes away aged 63

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) confirmed the news in a statement today.

# wrestling - Monday 30 July, 2018

Brian Lawler among three former pro-wrestlers to die in one day WWE

Brian Lawler among three former pro-wrestlers to die in one day

Nikolai Volkoff and Brickhouse Brown also died yesterday.

# wrestling - Sunday 22 April, 2018

From The42 How social media means we may never see another Andre The Giant Big Boots To Fill

How social media means we may never see another Andre The Giant

We know too much about today’s superstars, with one notable exception, says wrestling writer Josh Nason.

# wrestling - Monday 16 April, 2018

From The42 Director of Andre the Giant film on making Vince McMahon cry and the truth about Samuel Beckett Legend This post contains videos

Director of Andre the Giant film on making Vince McMahon cry and the truth about Samuel Beckett

The legendary Irish playwright lived down the road from the star.

# wrestling - Thursday 5 April, 2018

From The42 'Yeah, Brock Lesnar is coming back' - Dana White Les Is More

'Yeah, Brock Lesnar is coming back' - Dana White

The UFC could soon welcome back another star, with Conor McGregor lined up for a return according to president Dana White.

# wrestling - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

From The42 Rousey to make official WWE bow in tag-team match vs Triple H and McMahon Getting Rowdy

Rousey to make official WWE bow in tag-team match vs Triple H and McMahon

Ronda Rousey will make her official in-ring WWE debut in New Orleans on 8 April, and she’s taking on the big dogs.

# wrestling - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Session mots and atomic drops: How an underground wrestling night became a huge hit in Dublin

Tapping into Irish culture to develop its characters, Over the Top Wrestling has grown hugely since it began in 2014.

# wrestling - Monday 29 January, 2018

From The42 Ronda Rousey joins WWE, refuses to say she's retired from MMA New Challenge

Ronda Rousey joins WWE, refuses to say she's retired from MMA

The athlete confirmed she has signed a full-time deal with the organisation after making a surprise appearance during Sunday’s Royal Rumble.

# wrestling - Saturday 27 January, 2018

From The42 The first trailer for Bill Simmons' new 'Andre the Giant' documentary is here Rasslin

# wrestling - Sunday 12 November, 2017

From The Daily Edge What Is Your Irish Wrestling Name? FIIIIIIIGHT

What Is Your Irish Wrestling Name?

We promise none of them are ‘Sheamus’.

# wrestling - Monday 23 October, 2017

From The Daily Edge The Rock just shot down a comedian on Twitter for telling him that wrestling isn't real The Rock

# wrestling - Sunday 8 October, 2017

From The42 The DCU students aiming to become world champions on home soil Interview This post contains videos

The DCU students aiming to become world champions on home soil

Taekwondo stars Ryan and Adam Shelley chat to The42 ahead of the World Championships in Dublin next week.

# wrestling - Monday 18 September, 2017

From The42 Wrestling legend Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan has died RIP

Wrestling legend Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan has died

The Hall of Famer’s cause of death has yet to be confirmed.

# wrestling - Monday 14 August, 2017

WWE icon Ric Flair hospitalised, in intensive care unit

After initially dismissing his hospitalisation as ‘routine’, a rep for Flair has asked for public support.

# wrestling - Saturday 8 July, 2017

'Heel' or 'face'? What does the pro-wrestling world make of Trump's insult act?

Wrestling aficionados say the US President has borrowed heavily from the tactics of the squared circle.

# wrestling - Monday 3 April, 2017

From The42 Pats star Gronkowski invades WWE WrestleMania Rassling

Pats star Gronkowski invades WWE WrestleMania

NFL star Rob Gronkowski made a surprise appearance at WrestleMania at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on Sunday.

# wrestling - Friday 17 February, 2017

From The42 'He likes his dad to collect him from the airport' - WWE's heartwarming tribute to Ireland's Finn Balor Background This post contains videos

'He likes his dad to collect him from the airport' - WWE's heartwarming tribute to Ireland's Finn Balor

The 35-year-old Wicklow native, whose real name is Fergal Devitt, has forged a successful career in wrestling.

# wrestling - Thursday 17 November, 2016

From The42 Greek triple jumper fails third drugs test as IOC sanctions 16 athletes over Beijing Games Guilty

Greek triple jumper fails third drugs test as IOC sanctions 16 athletes over Beijing Games

Nine of those found guilty were medallists in 2008.

# wrestling - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

From The42 From UFC to WWE? Triple H opens door to McGregor appearance Crossover

From UFC to WWE? Triple H opens door to McGregor appearance

Paul Michael Levesque is adamant the Irishman would succeed in wrestling.

# wrestling - Friday 9 September, 2016

From The42 Biopic on late WWE star Chris Benoit set to go ahead CONFIRMED

Biopic on late WWE star Chris Benoit set to go ahead

Lexi Alexander, director of Punisher: War Zone, is set to helm the project.

# wrestling - Sunday 21 August, 2016

From The42 Mongolian wrestling coaches strip off in protest after fighter loses Olympic medal fight Rio 2016

Mongolian wrestling coaches strip off in protest after fighter loses Olympic medal fight

A bizarre protest was staged after the bout ended in highly controversial circumstances.

# wrestling - Friday 19 August, 2016

From The Daily Edge An Olympic wrestler celebrated winning gold by casually body-slamming her coach Team Japan
From The42 An Olympic wrestler celebrated winning gold by casually body-slamming her coach Team Japan

# wrestling - Sunday 24 July, 2016

A career designed to damage their brains and lives: WWE stars file lawsuit

The 214-page complaint which outlines the basis of the case alleges a host of failings on WWE’s part.

# wrestling - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Dozens of former wrestlers sue WWE over brain damage CTE

Dozens of former wrestlers sue WWE over brain damage

A lawsuit in the name of Joe “Road Warrior Animal” Laurinaitis and others alleges that WWE is liable for neurological damages .

# wrestling - Saturday 18 June, 2016

# wrestling - Saturday 11 June, 2016

A campaign wants you to give old wrestling toys to a five-year-old boy who has cancer

Max Birmingham has cancer for a second time in his life.

# wrestling - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

From The42 Former German international goalkeeper joins WWE On The Mat

Former German international goalkeeper joins WWE

Triple H has extended a personal invitation to former Werder Bremen stopper Tim Wiese.

# wrestling - Thursday 2 June, 2016

From The42 WWE superstar Sheamus on the first time he met Vince McMahon and Conor McGregor rumours Interview This post contains videos

WWE superstar Sheamus on the first time he met Vince McMahon and Conor McGregor rumours

The 38-year-old Dubliner also chatted to The42 about his new movie.

# wrestling - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Wrestling star Chyna has died RIP

Wrestling star Chyna has died

The wrestler, real name Joan Laurer, was 45.

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