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TNA Wrestlers

Put TMZ Photog on All Fours

8/8/2014 3:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Sadomasochistic sex just got sexier ... as 3 jacked TNA wrestlers ripped off their shirts and put our photog in a camel clutch ... so he could put the move on his GF.

Here's how it went down -- our camera guy approached Robbie E, Jessie Godderz, and DJ Z and copped to "a wrestling fetish" ... asking for a few pointers in the bedroom.

The guys put our guy on all fours, and for some reason partially stripped down and gave him a lesson that ... well, kind of turned him on.

No judgement here.

TNA Star Robbie E

Yoga Makes Me Fart

But It Helped Me Prep for 'Amazing Race'

7/6/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

070314-tna-robbie-e-launch-3-NAMES_FIXTNA wrestler Robbie E might take the wind-relieving pose a little too literally ... 'cause even though yoga helped him prepare for the "Amazing Race" ... it turned him into a human gasbag.

Robbie and his GF Brooke Tessmacher teamed up for the CBS reality show -- which has already been shot and premieres in September -- and Robbie tells TMZ the yoga helped him get mentally and physically ready for the grueling challenges on the road.

In fact, Robbie got some support from fellow wrestlers DJ Z and Jessie Godderz who teamed up for some "broga" sessions before and after the "Race" ... where Robbie fessed up to the pose that turns him into Captain Flatulation!

Meantime, Brooke used other methods to prepare -- mainly something we like to call, "Puttin' In Twerk." Miley Cyrus would be proud ...

TNA Wrestling Star

My Redneck Life is Perfect

... For Reality TV

10/13/2013 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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TNA wrestler "Cowboy" James Storm likes to drink, fight and party -- and he thinks all of those things make him a perfect fit for reality TV.

Sources close to Storm say the wrestler is travelling to L.A. next week to develop a reality series focusing on a bar he wants to open near Nashville.

Cowboy has meetings lined up with different network execs and production companies while in town -- and he's hoping to lock down a deal before heading back home.

We're told the show would feature appearances from Storm's famous friends ... and showcase the crazy shenanigans he and his redneck friends would get into at the bar.

Don't worry wrestling fans, Storm isn't leaving TNA ... our sources say he's just looking to "expand his brand."

Honey Boo Boo, you've been warned.

Kurt Angle

Popped for DWI Again

Checking into Rehab

8/2/2013 4:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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TNA superstar Kurt Angle has been arrested for DWI again, TMZ has learned -- his 4th alcohol-related arrest in 6 years .. and the pro wrestler now plans to enter rehab.

A rep for the Texas highway patrol tells TMZ, Angle was busted Thursday night in Wise County, Texas following a live taping of "Impact" for Spike TV. We're told police received a call about a reckless driver, and caught up to Angle on the road.

We're told they pulled him over on suspicion of reckless driving, and detected an odor of alcohol emanating from Angle's vehicle. It's unclear if a field sobriety test was administered, but Angle was placed under arrest and taken to a nearby police station.

Angle has a long history with alcohol-related arrests.

In 2007, he was arrested for DUI in Pennsylvania. He was then arrested twice in 2011 -- once for being drunk behind the wheel of his parked car, and once for DWI.

Angle pled guilty to being drunk while parked, but he got off on the other charges.

Late Friday Angle tweeted ... "In light of recent events I will immediately be entering a rehabilitation center." He added, "I am confident that in taking these steps I can begin to address necessary changes in my life." 

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Ric Flair's Ex-Wife

Arrest Warrant Issued

for Harassing Ric's GF

7/14/2013 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ric Flair's ex-wife is being hunted down by police in North Carolina ... and TMZ has learned its all because she was allegedly threatening the Nature Boy's new girlfriend.

A rep for the Mecklenberg County Courthouse in North Carolina tells us an arrest warrant was issued for Jacqueline Beems at the end of June.

We're told the warrant stems from a series of harassing phone calls she allegedly made back in October to Flair's GF Wendy Barlow Kidder -- who recently appeared with the wrestler on "Celebrity Wife Swap."

However, cops wouldn't go into detail about the harassing nature of the phone calls OR why she took so long to file a complaint.

FYI -- Flair and his wife were still legally married at the time of the alleged threats.

Calls to Beems lawyer were not returned. Flair's camp had no comment.

Ric Flair's Son

Died From Heroin Overdose

... Autopsy Shows

6/14/2013 2:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0614-reid-flair-facebookReid Flair -- son of wrestling legend Ric Flair -- died from an accidental overdose of heroin and other drugs ... this according to an official autopsy report released today.

As TMZ previously reported ... 25-year-old Flair was pronounced dead on March 29 after his father discovered him out cold in a Charlotte, NC hotel room.

According to the autopsy report ... traces of the muscle relaxant clonazepam and Xanax (anti-anxiety medication) were also found in Reid's system.

Reid -- who had just returned from a wrestling stint in Japan -- had struggled with heroin in the past ... according to several reports, he overdosed 3 times in 2 years.

After the report was released this morning, Ric told the Charlotte Observer, "I loved him ... He should have been on top of the world, but he was fighting a battle he couldn’t win."

TNA Female Wrestler

REAL DAMAGE

After Brutal Match

6/5/2013 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The chick-vs-chick beatdown at Slammiversary XI is already being hailed as one of the most FEROCIOUS matches in female wrestling history ... and one of the TNA knockouts has the battle wounds to prove it.

Taryn Terrell knows ... there's nothing fake about being slammed on your head or launched onto your back from several feet above the ground ... because after Sunday's big "Last Knockout Standing" match in Boston, she was covered in bruises.

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The 27-year-old tells TMZ ... she's overwhelmed by all the praise she's been getting since the match ... and says she's just happy to help bring more attention to women's wrestling. 

Taryn adds, "People underestimate me for being blonde and bubbly, but I'm an athlete, and I have a passion for wrestling ... I'll do whatever it takes to prove people wrong."



Rampage Jackson

Rival MMA Deal After UFC

It's a 'Dream Come True'

6/4/2013 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Former UFC fighter Rampage Jackson is BACK -- officially signing a brand new deal with TNA wrestling and rival MMA company Bellator ... and he tells TMZ, the new contract blows his UFC deal out of the water.

Rampage tells TMZ, "When you look at my deal in the UFC, and the scope of what my deal with Bellator and TNA is, this is a dream come true."

He adds, "When other fighters get the chance to see everything I'm able to do with this deal and the benefits it provides, you're going to see a big change in MMA. I guarantee it."

Rampage left the UFC earlier this year on bitter terms ... telling us, the UFC treated him like crap and screwed him over financially. UFC honcho Dana White shot back, implying Rampage was an overpaid wash-up.

Under his new multi-year deal with Spike TV, Rampage will compete in Bellator and also appear on TNA's "Impact Wrestling." He also gets a reality show. So far, no word on how much he's getting paid.

As for his old boss, White just sent us this statement: “Good for him. I couldn’t be happier for him. I hope he is happy. And good luck to him.”

Hulk Hogan

I Won't Miss TNA Event

Because of Burned Hand

6/1/2013 4:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0531-hulk-hogan-tmzHulk Hogan is refusing to let his charred-up hand run wild on his wrestling plans -- TMZ has learned the Hulkster has CONFIRMED he'll appear at TNA wrestling's big pay-per-view event in Boston this weekend.

It's kind of a shock ... considering Hogan's been undergoing daily medical procedures on his hand ever since he burned the holy hell out of it during a boating accident last weekend.

But TNA president Dixie Carter tells us she talked with Hulk ... and the wrestling legend reassured her that he will not only attend Slammiversary XI -- but he's planning on taking part in a fan interaction event the day before ... signing autographs.

Luckily the 59-year old wrestler writes with his right hand ... the one without the disgusting burn marks.

Eat your vitamins and say your prayers.

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TNA Wrestler

FINED

Over Unscripted Crotch Thrust on Lady Announcer

5/15/2013 3:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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wrestler Austin Aries was hit with a "severe fine" by the organization this week after he went off the script during a recent live event and shoved his man bits into a female announcer's face, TMZ has learned.

The unscripted crotch-thrusting went down earlier this month on "Impact Wresting" ... when Aries became upset at announcer Christy Hemme for calling him the wrong name during his ring intro.

Hemme was clearly upset during the junk attack ... and afterward, she even tweeted about the incident ... calling it "unacceptable."

But sources tell us ... Aries -- real name Daniel Solwold, Jr. -- reached out to Hemme and privately apologized, acknowledging he crossed the line.

TNA also came down hard on Aries and slapped the wrestler with a fine -- it's unclear how much cash Aries will have to fork over.

As for Hemme, we're told she has spoken with TNA officials and told them she was "satisfied" with Aries' apology.

Wrestling ... it just got REAL, SON!!

Angelina from 'Jersey Shore'

No WrestleMania

Freebies for You!

4/7/2013 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0405_angelina_wrestlemaniaAngelina Pivarnick got Staten Island dumped by the WWE -- TMZ has learned the former "Jersey Shore" star tried several times to score free tickets to WrestleMania 29 ... but got no reply at all.

According to our sources, Pivarnick has been contacting every WWE employee she can find in hopes of scoring tickets to this weekend's main event -- which happens to be in NJ.

We're told Angelina was so desperate, she even played the TNA card -- as no one remembers she briefly wrestled in that league -- but again ... no luck.

Sources close to the WWE tell us they were "unable to accommodate her request due to overwhelming demand for tickets."

To add to the insult, the WWE announced this week ... Snooki will be at WrestleMania and will be involved in the event.

Honey Boo Boo

Invited to Throw Down

With TNA Wrestling Star

10/22/2012 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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 is finally getting the chance to learn how to put the moves on fully-grown men -- TMZ has learned, the 7-year-old just got an offer to TRAIN with a pro wrestling company ... and one of the trainers is none other than TNA wrestling star Robbie E!!!

In case you didn't know, Alana "HBB" Thompson and her family are huge wrasslin' fans -- in fact, just this month, the Thompsons got into the ring at a local wrestling event in Alabama ... and even took part in the match.



Now James Pittaro, the owner and CEO of D2W Pro Wrestling Academy in New Jersey, tells TMZ, he wants to make HBB's wrestling aspirations legit -- by turning her into a fully-trained (fake) killing machine.

Pittaro is so serious about the offer -- he's even willing to fly HBB and any member of her family out to his training facility ... and provide hotel accommodations.

So far, no word on whether HBB will accept the offer.

TNA

$6,000 Belt JACKED From

Under Stagehand's Nose

8/31/2012 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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TNA's heavyweight championship belt -- valued at roughly $6,000 -- was stolen earlier this month from right under a stagehand's nose ... but thankfully, the suspected thieves have been caught ... with the help of TECHNOLOGY.

TNA sources tell TMZ, the alleged belt-snatching took place on August 18th in Ottumwa, Iowa before a non-televised event while a stagehand was unloading props from his truck.

We're told the stagehand turned away for a split second, and one of the suspects grabbed the $6,000 belt -- along with a $400 replica -- and took off.

The two suspects were later identified by police using surveillance footage.

33-year-old Joel Luke and 39-year-old Forrest Jamison were arrested Wednesday before posting bail and being released. Luke was charged with 2nd-degree theft and Jamison was charged with accessory.

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The belts have since been returned to TNA -- and somehow, the stagehand still has his job.

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