Vince McMahon retires as chief of WWE amid probes into alleged misconduct
Vince McMahon attends a press conference at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. WWE CEO Vince McMahon announced Friday that he was retiring as chief of the pro wrestling company, a move that comes one month after its board said it was investigating allegations of misconduct against him. This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.cnbc.com
Jan. 6 hearings are coming to primetime; here’s what you need to know before they start
This June, the House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on the United States Capitol will be broadcast live — competing against baseball, NHL hockey, and maybe the WWE. The televised hearings, which aim to tell a more complete story of what happened the day of the Capitol riot and what led to it, are likely to dominate the national conversation throughout the summer, possibly right up to November’s midterm elections. So, what do you need to know before tuning in? Yahoo News explains.news.yahoo.com
WWE legend Ric Flair gets emotional remembering the death of his son: "He was on my watch."
Ric Flair, celebrated WWE wrestling superstar, gets emotional remembering the death of his son Reid Flair. During an interview on The Pivot, WWE hall-of-famer Ric Flair reflected on the death of his son Reid, who died of a drug overdose nearly nine years ago. While talking about the episode, which he had previously outlined in 30 for 30, Flair said that when he returned home after an evening out with his friends, he saw his son collapse on the floor.news.yahoo.com
WWE star Lynch balances motherhood, beatdowns nearing Rumble
Becky Lynch may have met her match for her toughest foe yet. Hey, if the former UFC champion that Lynch pinned at WrestleMania in 2019 wants a rematch, just name a date -- say, the first weekend of April in Dallas -- and it’s on. Wrestling fans are awaiting that match.news.yahoo.com
Joy as Atlético Mineiro supporters celebrate rare Brazilian league win
Scenes of joy in the streets of Brazilian city Belo Horizonte as Atlético Mineiro supporters celebrate their team winning the Brasileirao -- the Brazilian football league -- for the first time in 50 years, breaking Flamengo's recent dominance of the league.news.yahoo.com
Fan who tackled WWE star Seth Rollins at Barclays Center sought revenge for apparent catfish scam
NEW YORK — The latest WWE beef, pitting a star wrestler against a hardcore Brooklyn fan, was unscripted and sparked by a bizarre two-year dispute. Fan Elisah Spencer 24, charged wrestler Seth Rollins from out of nowhere after the grappler’s Monday night Barclays Center match with Finn Baylor, taking the WWE star to the ground before staff and security subdued and carried the intruder away. He ...news.yahoo.com
AEW is WWE’s first real fight in decades. It may change the face of pro wrestling in the U.S.
While WWE continues to be a juggernaut in business and pop culture, All Elite Wrestling, featuring the likes of CM Punk, Bryan Danielson and owner Tony Khan, see a chance to capitalize on one of the most interesting periods in pro wrestling in decades.washingtonpost.com
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Former WWE wrestler Gabbi Tuft comes out as transgender
Former WWE wrestler Gabbi Tuft came out as transgender this week, saying, "This is me. In the ring, Tuft went by the name "Tyler Reks," wrestling professionally from the late 2000s to the early 2010s. In her lengthy announcement, Tuft wrote on Instagram that she was afraid of what her family, friends and followers would say once she came out. Tuft told Extra TV that she has been "suppressing" her gender identity her entire life. Tuft shared that she has the support of her wife, family and closest friends, saying that she is "forever grateful" for their acceptance.cbsnews.com
Why does this San Antonio kid rule? ‘Cuz Stone Cold said so!
It’s a 4-year-old’s birthday party on the South Side of San Antonio. Isis Salazar, Mason’s older sister, shared the moment in full on social media. Additionally, Salazar said that she and her family exercised caution during the event to ensure the safety of those who attended Mason’s birthday party. “I would like to say (that) we were all safe during the birthday party for my brother. — WWE (@WWE) December 29, 2020A dream birthday party for any WWE fan 😆(via @Iceesis) pic.twitter.com/TuqoHxL3eS — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 28, 2020Related: One of San Antonio’s youngest residents may become your new favorite musician
Wrestler Jon Huber dead at 41 from ‘non-COVID related lung issue,’ family confirms
The wrestling world has come together to remember the life and legacy of Jon Huber, who died at the age of 41, according to reports from management and his family. All Elite Wrestling, Huber’s most recent wrestling league, released the following statement following his death:“The All Elite Wrestling family is heartbroken. “After being set free from the family, Harper authored an impressive singles run that culminated with him defeating Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Championship. 😢#RipBrodieLee — The Usos (@WWEUsos) December 27, 2020This is a great glimpse into the early days of Jon Huber’s career. Related: Wrestling world remembers Joe Laurinaitis, WWE’s Road Warrior Animal
Ex-WWE wrestler indicted by Bexar County grand jury in alleged kidnapping, sexual assault of woman
SAN ANTONIO – A former WWE wrestler from San Antonio has been indicted by a Bexar County grand jury on charges that he kidnapped and sexually assaulted a woman. Jose A. Rodriguez Chucuan, 42, was indicted on one count of aggravated kidnapping and four counts of sexual assault, the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office said. The arrest affidavit said Rodriguez Chucuan then sexually assaulted her. Officials said the victim couldn’t remember much following the incident, after Rodriguez Chucuan allegedly placed his hand around her throat. Rodriguez Chucuan was arrested May 9 by San Antonio police.
Wrestling world remembers Joe Laurinaitis, WWE’s Road Warrior Animal
SAN ANTONIO – Tag team superstar Road Warrior Animal, Joe Laurinaitis, died on Wednesday at the age of 60, World Wrestling Entertainment and his family confirm. At this time, we would like to confirm the passing of Joseph Laurinaitis aka Road Warrior Animal at the age of 60. “At this time, we would like to confirm the passing of Joseph Laurinaitis aka Road Warrior Animal at the age of 60,” A post on Road Warrior Animal’s Twitter profile reads. WWE is saddened to learn that Joe Laurinaitis, known to WWE fans as Road Warrior Animal, has passed away. https://t.co/hurorEDVff — WWE (@WWE) September 23, 2020Legendary foes of The Four Horsemen in the National Wrestling Alliance, the Road Warriors claimed both wrestling organization’s tag team titles.
WWE Hall of Famer makes Texas Hill Country home
BOERNE Its not every day folks in Boerne, Texas see a WWE Hall of Famer walk into a local restaurant and order up some savory Tex-Mex food. I love supporting local and Mark has such a great work ethic, WWE Hall of Famer and former NFL player Bill Goldberg said. It appears that we haven't seen the last of Bill Goldberg in WWE just yet. Despite being 53 years old, the WWE Hall of Famer says he has at least four matches left before he hangs em' up for good. Speaking with The Pop Culture Show, Goldberg revealed that he is under contract with WWE through 2022 and 2023.
Body of WWEs Shad Gaspard found after suspected drowning
FILE - In this June 28, 2015 file photo, WWE wrestler Shad Gaspard arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Terminator Genisys" at the Dolby Theatre on in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Police Department says a body found on Venice Beach early Wednesday, May 20, 2020 is that of former World Wrestling Entertainment pro Shad Gaspard. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES The body of former World Wrestling Entertainment pro Shad Gaspard was found early Wednesday on Los Angeles' Venice Beach, after he was caught in a rip current last weekend, police said. Gaspard went missing last Sunday after he went swimming with his 10-year-old son, Aryeh. Gaspard, 39, gained prominence in the WWE as one half of the tag-team group Cryme Tyme, along with his partner, JTG.
Former WWE Star Shad Gaspard Missing After Swimming at Venice Beach
Wrestler Shad Gaspard has gone missing following a swim at Venice Beach in California. According to multiple reports, the former WWE star and his 10-year-old son were among swimmers caught in a riptide at the popular tourist spot around 4 p.m. on Sunday. An eyewitness told TMZ that once lifeguards rushed to rescue swimmers, Gaspard instructed them to help his son before helping him. Officials are still searching for the 39-year-old pro wrestler, who was at the beach with his wife, Siliana Gaspard, and their son. Siliana has since shared a photo on her Instagram story, writing, “If you have seen Shad, please message me.
Two swimmers who went missing found safely on San Marcos River, sheriffs office says
Update 4:30 p.m.:The swimmers have been found safely, according to the sheriffs office. Original story:The Guadalupe County Sheriffs Office is searching for two tubers who went missing on Tuesday. The tubers were on the San Marcos River, downstream from the Sons Blue River Camp, according to a news release form the sheriffs office. The swimmers are described as a male wearing khaki shorts and no shirt and a female wearing a black T-shirt and gray shorts, according to the news release. Anyone who sees them is asked to contact the sheriffs office at 830-379-1224 or 911 if its an emergency.
Former WWE Wrestling Champ Alberto del Rio Charged With Sexual Assault in San Antonio
Megan Elice Meadows / Wikimedia CommonsAlberto del Rio is shown on an episode of Monday Night RAW in 2012. San Antonio police have charged former WWE wrestling champion Alberto del Rio with sexual assault, according to a KSAT news report Del Rio, 42, whose real name is Jose A. Rodriguez Chucuan, was arrested on May 9 after a woman told authorities that he'd struck and sexually assaulted her, the station reported, citing an arrest affidavit.Del Rio, a San Antonio resident, allegedly accused the victim of infidelity and slapped her multiple times, according to the document.The former wrestler made the victim put on a dress and dance for him, telling her that if she cried, hed take her son and drop him off in the middle of the road somewhere, KSAT reported.According to the affidavit, Del Rio then sexually assaulted the woman, allegedly placing a hand around her throat. Authorities were able to see the victims injuries and photographed them as evidence, the station reported.Del Rio was released on May 10 after meeting his $50,000 bond, according to KSAT.Chucuan did two stints WWE during the 2000s. He became the first Mexico-born world champion in WWE history after he won the WWE Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship two times each.He also owned the La Cantinita restaurant in San Antonio, which closed in 2017sacurrent.com
Ex-WWE wrestler charged after allegedly beating, sexually assaulting woman
SAN ANTONIO – A former professional Mexican-American wrestler is charged with sexual assault after he was arrested May 9 by San Antonio police. The affidavit said Rodriguez Chucuan accused the victim of being unfaithful and he was angry after she wouldn’t admit to it. The arrest affidavit said Rodriguez Chucuan then sexually assaulted her. Officials said the victim couldn’t remember much following the incident, after Rodriguez Chucuan allegedly placed his hand around her throat. Rodriguez Chucuan is charged with sexual assault.
Pro wrestling company WWE is an essential business during the coronavirus pandemic, Florida Gov. DeSantis says
Professional wrestling company WWE is an essential business and can continue operating during the coronavirus pandemic, Florida Gov. DeSantis still has earned support from Trump, who last week in a White House press briefing said he trusted the Florida governor's decisions. The United States leads in confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. There are at least 582,500 cases in the United States and at least 23,649 deaths, according to the latest tallies. A spokesperson from DeSantis' office told CNBC that the WWE is considered an essential business because it is "critical to Florida's economy.cnbc.com
WWE Monday Night RAW Headed to San Antonio in January
That being said, WWE superstars like Seth Rollins and RAW Women's Champion Becky Lynch are likely to make an appearance.Tickets for the general public go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 22. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. Its never been more important to support local news sources. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture.sacurrent.com
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Announces His Return to WWE
Dwayne Johnson is returning to the WWE. The Rock announced he's coming "back home" to the WWE for the big relaunch of SmackDown, which is making its debut on Fox on Friday. The news comes 15 years after Johnson was a regular part of the WWE. Tequila on me after the show #IfYaSmell #Smackdown #RocksShow #FOX," Johnson wrote on Twitter. Dwayne Johnson Gives a Health Update on His 'Son' Kevin Hart Following His Car CrashDwayne Johnson Reveals How He and Lauren Hashian Kept Their Wedding a Secret: Pics!
Ronda Rousey Partially Severs Finger During 'Freak Accident' on '9-1-1' Set
Ronda Rousey found herself in need of real medical attention while shooting Fox's 9-1-1. Rousey's finger is nearly severed in the gory image. "So the word is out I nearly lost my finger shooting @911onfox. And of course tune in to see how well I can act like my finger didnt just fall off in this upcoming season of @911onfox," she concluded. News broke last week that Rousey had joined the upcoming third season of 9-1-1 in a recurring role.