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Hulk Hogan, the n-word, and the limits on the business side of the wrestling business

Take my word for it, and don’t scan the wrestling news blogs for comments on the Hulk Hogan n-word controversy, though if you feel inclined, be prepared to take a shower soon after.

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The Chris Graham Show: Polls, Hulk Hogan and UVA basketball

The Chris Graham Show covers a diverse set of topics: approval ratings for Virginia elected leaders, polls on the display of the Confederate flag on license plate, the fallout from racist comments from Hulk Hogan that got him fired by WWE, and the latest on the latest addition to the UVA basketball roster.

Can Hulk Hogan apologize his way out of n-word controversy?

WWE has cut ties with its most recognized name, Hulk Hogan, after a National Enquirer report detailing that the Hulkster had made extensive disparaging, racist remarks on a video that is the focus of an ongoing lawsuit initiated by the retired wrestler against the news and gossip website Gawker.

Kevin Nash to appear on WWE Raw Reunion

WWE legend Kevin Nash will appear on the Raw Reunion show scheduled for Monday night.

Wrestling TV News: Smackdown officially moving to Thursdays, Spike ready to dump TNA

Two big bits of news on the wrestling TV front today: WWE is officially moving Smackdown to Thursday nights, and it’s becoming clearer that Spike TV is not interested in continuing its relationship with TNA.

TNA Impact Wrestling to remain on Spike TV through end of 2014

TNA President Dixie Carter confirmed today that the company’s flagship TV show, Impact Wrestling, will remain on Spike TV through the end of 2014.

Monday Night Raw Review: Good work on Hogan birthday segment, another stupid Stephanie-Brie exchange

Hogan birthday does its job: Until Brock Lesnar’s music hit, the Hulk Hogan birthday celebration made no sense whatsoever, except as a throwback to the fun Old School Raw from earlier in the year.

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The last thing we need is another nWo reunion

When you’re nWo, you’re nWo for life. Sure, we get it. Time to move on was 15 years ago, but it looks like we’re going to get yet another reunion at this week’s WWE Monday Night Raw, which ostensibly is the go-home show to SummerSlam, but is going to be as much Hulk Hogan birthday bash as what it should be.

WWE News: Is it time for a John Cena heel turn?

John Cena is the franchise in WWE. The squeaky clean superstar is the man who makes little kids’ dreams come true, literally. Call him Mr. Make a Wish in that respect.

Do we even care about Ric Flair anymore? No!

Ric Flair made another appearance on WWE Monday Night Raw last night, getting the full ring intro to talk on the mic for a few minutes that otherwise could have been spent on the Roman Reigns-Randy Orton main event.

Medical examiner releases cause of death for Ultimate Warrior

Ultimate Warrior died on April 8 of heart disease and natural causes, according to the Maricopa County (Ariz.) medical examiner, who released an autopsy report on Monday.

The saddest thing about Ultimate Warrior: He did it the right way

Saturday night at the Hall of Fame, and Monday Night at Raw, Ultimate Warrior had his hand raised in victory, with wrestling his vanquished foe. Turns out, tragically, that it was only a near-fall; wrestling always wins in the end.

WWE Hall of Famer Ultimate Warrior dead at 54

Wrestling legend Ultimate Warrior collapsed outside an Arizona hotel at 5:50 p.m. Pacific Tuesday, and later died at a nearby hospital. No cause of death has been released. Warrior, who changed his name legally from his birth name, James Hellwig, was 54.

How long will the Daniel Bryan run at the top of WWE last?

The fans have gotten their way. WWE not only gave the ball to Daniel Bryan, but he was able to keep it for more than a night. The question now is, How long will Daniel Bryan be the man in WWE?

WrestleMania 30 Review: Hits and misses on a big night for Daniel Bryan, Undertaker

Did anybody have The Undertaker losing? No. Did anybody not have Daniel Bryan winning? No. Both factor in to one of the more memorable WrestleMania events in the 30-year history of the franchise. With that in mind, let’s look at the biggest hits and biggest misses from WrestleMania 30.

10 WrestleMania matches that almost happened: And #1 was …

WWE released a list of 10 WrestleMania matches that almost happened, but for various reasons, didn’t. Among the more interesting: a Mike Tyson-Triple H boxing match, a Hulk Hogan-Ric Flair WWE title match and a Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Hollywood Hogan match.

WWE Video: Hulk Hogan announces Andre the Giant memorial at WM30

  hulk hogan announced the first Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal to be contested at WrestleMania 30.

Wouldn’t you love to see this at WrestleMania? Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper doing Q&A

hulk hogan is the host of WrestleMania 30. Roddy Piper is angling just to be in the building. A lot of us would love to see them on-screen together during the anniversary event. We’ll have to settle for something less. Hogan and Piper are scheduled for a joint Q&A at Mad Monster Party in Charlotte, […]

TNA TV: Impact ratings take big drop

This week’s TNA Impact on SpikeTV took a nosedive in the numbers, with viewership down 23 percent and the Nielsen rating dipping below 1.0. The episode drew 1.093 million viewers, down from 1.421 million last week. The rating for this week’s show was 0.95, down from last week’s 1.18. Some analyses of the drop look […]

Hulk Hogan: Back to stay in WWE

hulk hogan is back in WWE – and he’s back to stay. “I definitely want to stay here in the WWE. I just can’t see myself ever being anywhere else,” said Hogan, who will return to WWE TV for the first time since December 2007 on next week’s Monday Night Raw. Hogan was in TNA […]

Confirmed: Hulk Hogan returns to WWE, will host WrestleMania 30

WWE.com has confirmed that Hulk Hogan has returned to WWE and will be the host of WrestleMania 30. The company also confirmed that Hogan will make his return to WWE on Monday Night Raw next week. TMZ had first reported on the news that Hogan was returning to WWE earlier Friday. Hogan last appeared in […]

HULK RETURNS! TMZ report has Hulk Hogan coming back to WWE next week

TMZ is reporting today that Hulk Hogan will return to WWE on Monday Night Raw next week, and that long-range plans for Hogan do include him getting in the ring. Recent reports had suggested that Hogan had not been able to pass a physical to get cleared medically for in-ring action, but TMZ reported today […]

CM Punk update: Is it legit? Did he really quit?

CM Punk is quitting WWE. No doubt you’ve heard that by now. But this is wrestling, and wrestling, as we all know, is nothing but a series of works. So the question: Did he really quit? Or is this just the most elaborate work of all time? Let’s just say, first off, that it’s almost […]

WWE.com looks back at Iron Sheik’s view of the beginning of Hulkamania

WWE.com takes a look back at the Jan. 23, 1984 match where Hulkamania was born. hulk hogan defeated the Iron Sheik for the WWF title at Madison Square Garden 30 years ago today, ushering in the first of Hogan’s two lengthy WWF title reigns. Full interview online: Click here. WWE.COM: After you beat Bob Backlund for […]

Roddy Piper-Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania? Rowdy One addresses rumors

Stone Cold Steve Austin asked Rowdy Roddy Piper on his podcast this week about the rumors that Piper will face hulk hogan at WrestleMania 30. The answer from Piper makes it sound like something is in the works. “This is WrestleMania 30. I’ve pinned Hogan once and he’s never pinned me. From a fan’s perspective, […]

Update on Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper at WrestleMania 30

Speculation continues to swirl around the rumored WWE return of Hulk Hogan, who reportedly confirmed his pending homecoming at a marketing expo in Las Vegas this week. Mike Johnson at PWInsider is reporting that Hogan and Roddy Piper are on the docket to do something together at WrestleMania 30, but that what is in the […]

Hulk Hogan return delayed due to WWE Network rollout?

A report on PWInsider.com suggests that there were plans to announce the return of hulk hogan to WWE in time for the rollout of the WWE Network launch last week, but that ultimately the idea to have the two coincide was scrapped to put the attention on the new network. But that said, Hogan is […]

Ultimate Warrior named to WWE Hall of Fame

Ultimate Warrior was announced today as the first inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame for the Class of 2014 after an 18-year estrangement from the company.

Ultimate Warrior named to WWE Hall of Fame

Ultimate Warrior was announced today as the first inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame for the Class of 2014 after an 18-year estrangement from the company. The induction will take place WrestleMania 30 weekend in April in New Orleans. “The Ultimate Warrior was the most intense, colorful, competitive and outspoken Superstar in sports-entertainment history, […]

Off the Top Rope: Sting in a middle school, Jeff Jarrett, Jake the Snake, Ric Flair’s arrest warrant, Hulk Hogan back in WWE?

What the hell is up with Sting wrestling in a middle school? I’m not too good to put on shows in high school gyms, but … Sting in a middle school? Buddy, you need to let your contract expire and let Vince give you that one huge payday already.

Off the Top Rope: Sting in a middle school, Jeff Jarrett, Jake the Snake, Ric Flair’s arrest warrant, Hulk Hogan back in WWE?

What the hell is up with Sting wrestling in a middle school? TNA announced this week that it had added Sting to a pair of cards this weekend in Tennessee, including one Friday night at a middle school in Bristol. I’m not too good to put on shows in high school gyms, but … Sting […]

Report: Hulk Hogan backstage at SmackDown tapings?

Several wrestling news websites are reporting that hulk hogan was seen backstage at Tuesday’s TV tapings for WWE SmackDown, fueling speculation that Hogan is involved in negotiations with the company in advance of WrestleMania 30. Why the two sides would be negotiating at an event venue is a matter of conjecture, of course. One has […]

Classics: Where were you for WrestleMania 3?

Remember where you were for WrestleMania 3? hulk hogan vs. Andre the Giant in the main event. More than 93,000 people filled the Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit. [embedplusvideo height=”400″ width=”600″ editlink=”http://bit.ly/19NjGiN” standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/WDFUjF34hU0?fs=1″ vars=”ytid=WDFUjF34hU0&width=600&height=400&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=&notes=” id=”ep6682″ /]

Analysis: TNA Impact ratings fall in second half of 2013 after high-profile departures

Already-struggling ratings for TNA Impact dropped 2.7 percent after the departures of the creative team of Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan.

Report: Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper in tag match at WrestleMania 30?

PWInsider.com speculated today on the possibility of a tag-team match at WrestleMania 30 with Hulk Hogan on one side and Rowdy Roddy Piper on the other. The report had Hogan teaming with john cena against Piper and an unnamed heel on the current WWE roster. Hogan and Piper headlined the first WrestleMania in 1985. Hogan […]

John Morrison: Possible return to WWE?

We can take care of the headline here in the lede. John Morrison, in an exclusive interview with John-Morrison.net, didn’t comment on a possible return to WWE. For now, Morrison, a former Intercontinental and tag team champ in WWE, is focused on acting. “My acting career is great, I feel like I’m growing a lot […]

Short Sleeve Sampson announces retirement tour

Short Sleeve Sampson, one of wrestling’s most recognizable midget wrestlers and star of Hulk Hogan’s Micro Championship Wrestling, announced on Monday that he will be embarking on a 40-city Farewell Retirement Tour beginning Oct. 1.

Meatball’s back: Pray for Short Sleeve Sampson

Micro Championship Wrestling champion Meatball has a request for Top Rope Pro Wrestling fans. Pray for Short Sleeve Sampson.

Short Sleeve Sampson: Ready to tackle his biggest challenge

Short Sleeve Sampson knows what he is facing when he takes on Micro Championship Wrestling world champion Meatball at New Year’s Chaos on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Va.

Meatball: Little big man

He’s billed as “The World’s Biggest Midget,” and if he’s not, well, you’d hate to see the bigger little guy. “Basically, I’m the Andre the Giant of midget wrestling,” said Meatball, the 292-pound behemoth who currently holds the Micro Championship Wrestling world title.


Chris Graham: Really? Cena, again?

Watching the end of the 999th episode of “Raw,” the flagship TV program of World Wrestling Entertainment, on Monday night, was like watching the end of any of the last several hundred in the series