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Local wrestling clubs lead food can drive

A group of local youth wrestling clubs are leading a can drive to collect food for needy.


Fishburne impressive in third-place finish at 16-school Ritchie Duals

The Fishburne Military School wrestling team posted a 7-3 record at the two-day Ritchie County Duals meet over the weekend.

TLC Review: Is WWE finally figuring out how to push Roman Reigns?

WWE didn’t do its TLC pay-per-view event any justice with the Raws and Smackdowns that served as the lead-ins.

WWE TLC Preview: Is pro wrestling finally dead?

Wrestling, once again, is dying. You want to doubt that, then you have to explain the final segment of the go-home Raw.


Fishburne Military School shows well at East Rockingham Quad

Fishburne Military School was the dominant team at the East Rockingham Quad meet on Wednesday night.

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Fishburne Military School finishes second at Cody Day Memorial Wrestling Tournament

The Fishburne Military School wrestling team opened its 2015-16 season by besting every private school and two public high schools at the eight-team Cody Day Memorial Wrestling Tournament in Chatham on Saturday.

WWE Survivor Series preview: Your guess is as good as theirs

Tonight’s WWE Survivor Series live event features a traditional Survivor Series match pitting two teams of five head-to-head. Not that we know who is on either of those two teams.

TNA Impact Wrestling moving to Pop in January

TNA Impact Wrestling is making another TV network move. The company announced Thursday that Impact Wrestling will debut on Pop, the former TV Guide Network, on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 9 p.m., moving from Destination America.

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Ring of Honor moving to Comet on Dec. 2: Ending Destination America run next week

Ring of Honor announced Monday that beginning Dec. 2 its weekly television program will air nationally on the COMET television channel. Fans will be able to #WatchROH every Wednesday night at midnight for the latest Ring of Honor action.

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Wrestling: No. 23 Virginia drops dual meet at No. 5 Ohio State

Garrett Peppelman (Harrisburg, Pa.) at 165 pounds and Zach Nye (Enola, Pa.) at 197 pounds grabbed victories in their respective bouts as No. 23 Virginia (3-2) dropped its dual meet at No. 5 Ohio State (1-0) by a score of 34-6 on Friday (Nov. 13).

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Wrestling: Virginia downs SDSU, Grand Canyon at Gopher Duals

The Virginia wrestling team picked up a pair of wins on Saturday, going 2-1 at the Gopher Duals with wins over South Dakota State and Grand Canyon and a tight loss to No. 24 Minnesota.

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Wrestling: Virginia defeats No. 25 North Dakota State, 25-14

Trailing with three bouts to go, the Virginia (1-0) wrestling team picked up victories in the final three contests to rally for a 25-14 victory at No. 25 North Dakota State (0-1) on Friday in the first dual meet of the season for both teams.

Seth Rollins out for nine months: WWE in crisis mode? Paging Brock Lesnar

We were heading into WrestleMania season with Seth Rollins the likely WWE champ, perhaps getting ready for a break and co-main event with Authority figure Triple H, or a Shield reunion with Roman Reigns.

WWE champ Seth Rollins tears ACL, MCL, out 6-9 months

WWE champion Seth Rollins will have to vacate his title after tearing the ACL and MCL in his right knee in a match with Kane Wednesday in Dublin, Ireland.


Duke-Miami, the ACC, and The Dusty Finish

The ACC has acknowledged multiple errors in the game officials’ handling of the now-infamous final play of Miami’s 30-27 win at Duke Saturday night, which we now know is a victory for the ‘Canes in name only.

Podcast: Review of WWE Hell in a Cell

WWE needed a solid Hell in a Cell on the heels of several weeks of low TV ratings. Did the show do what it needed to do? Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham, former head writer for Awesome Wrestling Entertainment, breaks down the pay-per-view, highlighted by the surprise return of Alberto Del Rio and a surprise end to the main event with Brock Lesnar and Undertaker.

Alberto Del Rio return highlights WWE Hell in a Cell

The highlight of a good WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view at a sold-out Staples Center in Los Angeles was the return of four-time world champion Alberto Del Rio, who was the surprise opponent for U.S. champ John Cena in the show’s opening match.

Record-low ratings, viewers for WWE Monday Night Raw: What’s the deal?

The post-WrestleMania 31 Monday Night Raw hit a three-year ratings high, drawing more than 5.4 million viewers to see what WWE had in store following the surprise Seth Rollins world-title win.

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Chris Graham: Fun night of LTW Entertainment pro wrestling at the Waynesboro YMCA

What happened was, Matt Wilde used his feet on the ropes for leverage to gain an illegal pinfall over Lance Lude in the main event, and since I was on the scene of the LTW Entertainment show at the Waynesboro YMCA as a special representative of the commissioner’s office, well, I had to do something.

Pro wrestling show at the Waynesboro YMCA on Oct. 16

LTW Entertainment is bringing live professional wrestling to the Waynesboro YMCA on Friday, Oct. 16.

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UVA Winter Sports Meet the Teams Day set for Oct. 18

The Virginia men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s swimming & diving, and wrestling programs will hold a Meet the Teams Day on Sunday, Oct. 18 from 2-3:30 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena.

Is Seth Rollins too dangerous to be WWE champ?

Seth Rollins tried to Irish-whip Sting across the ring after delivering a second Buckle Buster of their main-event match at WWE Night of Champions Sunday night, but Sting wasn’t able to play along with whatever was supposed to happen on his return trip.

Night of Champions Review: The payoff is Seth Rollins vs. Kane?

Even Seth Rollins isn’t allowed to beat John Cena two straight times. That was among the things we learned at Sunday’s WWE Night of Champions, which ended predictably with Cena topping Rollins for the U.S. title, and Rollins then pinning Sting to defend the WWE title.

Night of Rollins: Seth Rollins carrying the ball for WWE at Night of Champions

It’s called Night of Champions, but the WWE Network September live event coming up on Sunday could just as easily be Night of Seth Rollins. The WWE and U.S. champ will defend both belts in separate matches: taking on Sting for the WWE title and John Cena for the U.S. title.

WWE SummerSlam Review: Did that just happen?

Jon Stewart interfered in the Seth Rollins-John Cena WWE title match at SummerSlam, which is news itself. Then consider that the former Daily Show host made his presence felt in WWE by hitting Cena in the abdomen with a steel chair, thus aiding Rollins, his TV rival since before WrestleMania 31.

NXT Takeover Brooklyn Review: Ready for prime time

If you aren’t a regular viewer of NXT, you wouldn’t know from watching NXT Takeover Brooklyn that WWE considers the product to be that of a developmental nature.

Will SummerSlam live up to the hype?

Nice salesmanship on the Brock Lesnar-Undertaker match headlining this weekend’s SummerSlam: “Too big for WrestleMania.”

Wrestling is fake: And so much more entertaining than UFC

Dana White got it wrong calling wrestling “fake.” Wrestling got it wrong getting upset at Dana White for calling it “fake.”

Fishburne Military School announces additions of Chip Hill, Terry Waters to athletics staff

Fishburne Military School is building on the recent success of its athletics programs with the appointments of football coach Chip Hill and wrestling coach Terry Waters, both announced at the school on Monday.

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.