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'Monday Night RAW'

BLIZZARD CAN'T STOP US

... Show Will Go On!

1/26/2015 11:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The massive blizzard in the Northeast will NOT stop "Monday Night Raw" -- despite the fact it was scheduled to go down in Connecticut ... with WWE telling us they have a Plan B!!

A rep for WWE tells us ... they will not tape the show from the XL Center in Hartford -- instead, "the WWE will emanate live tonight from its studios in the Stamford world headquarters."

The WWE has not said if there will be any live matches -- but it's not out of the question. 

Earlier today, the Governor of Connecticut said the roads will be closed after 9 PM ... which would be in the middle of RAW's telecast ... and leave everyone in the XL Center stranded.

The WWE says it's not leaving Hartford out in the cold -- and will push the scheduled event to Thursday.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

I'm Entering WWE Hall of Fame, Baby

1/26/2015 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is going into the Hall of Fame ... not for acting or bodybuilding ... the former governor is being inducted for his contributions to wrestling. 

TMZ has learned Arnold will be the next inductee WWE announces for their HoF's celeb wing -- featuring the likes of Mike Tyson, Pete Rose and Donald Trump.

Schwarzenegger is a long time wrestling fan whose appeared at many Monday Night RAW and Smackdown events. He also inducted legendary wrestler Bruno Sammartino into the Hall in 2013. 

As we previously reported ... "Macho Man" Randy Savage will also be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame during WrestleMania 31 weekend.

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Kevin Nash

Charges Dropped

... In Bloody Fight w/ Son

1/15/2015 7:28 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Wrestling legend Kevin Nash is officially off the hook in the Christmas Eve brawl with his son -- after cops determined "Big Sexy" wasn't the one who started the fight. 

We broke the story ... both 55-year-old Kevin and his 18-year-old son Tristen were arrested at the family home in Florida after an allegedly drunken Tristen got physical with Kev

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According to the police report, Kevin took Tristen down to the ground hard after Tristen spit in his face. Tristen claimed Kev used his signature choke-slam move and caused him to black out. 

But now officials tells TMZ Sports the State Attorney's office investigated the incident and determined "Mr. Kevin Nash was not the primary aggressor in this situation and that criminal charges should not be filed against him."

As for Tristen ... officials say he's not in the clear -- they're still investigating his role in the fight.

We spoke with Kevin's attorney Michael Politis who tells us, "Kevin is very relieved this got done quickly because of his career with the WWE and his potential induction into the Hall of Fame." 

"He didn't want to be placed in the same category as -- for example -- the NFL player who punched his wife in the elevator."

'Macho Man' Randy Savage

Gaudy Used Outfit

Hits Auction Block

1/13/2015 1:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Wanna dress as ridiculous as "Macho Man" Randy Savage? Got a few thousand to spend?

Well, good news ... one of Randy's awesomely gaudy used outfits from the early 2000s is officially on the auction block ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Trademark cowboy hat? Check.
Over-the-top checkered jacket thingy? Check. 
Old-school wrestling boots with black flair? Ooooooo yeahhhhh!!!!

The shoes and the cowboy hat even come with an authentic Macho Man signature, according to Lelands ... the company behind the auction. 

Slim Jim not included. 

Ex-WWE Star

Welcomes Jon Jones to D-Generation X

'Perfect Crotch Chop'

1/6/2015 6:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Shawn Michaels, Triple H ... and now Jon "Bones" Jones is OFFICIALLY a member of the baddest wrestling group of all time D-Generation X -- so says ex-WWE star X-Pac

If you saw Jones fight at UFC 182 this weekend, then you saw him flash the famous DX "SUCK IT" crotch chop to Daniel Cormier after beating his ass for 5 rounds. 

Well, the move struck a chord with X-Pac -- one of the first soldiers in the DX  army -- who told us Jones "did the crotch chop with perfect form, like he does with everything in the octagon."

That's why he's all about bringing Jones onboard as an honorary member of DX ... just like they did with Mike Tyson back in '98. 

"We've got Tyson, so why not Jones? The more the merrier," Pac says.

And if you're not down with that, he's got two words for ya ... 



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The Miz

I Would Beat Riff Raff's Ass

... If He Makes It to WWE

12/31/2014 9:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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123114_the_miz_launchIt doesn't matter that he's training with Hulk Hogan ... if rapper Riff Raff actually makes it to the WWE, he's got an ass-whooping waiting for him ... so says The Miz.

The WWE superstar was at LAX -- when he told us he's glad Riff Raff is pursuing his dreams ... but warned the wannabe that A LOT of people have tried to get in the WWE, and A LOT of people have failed. 

In fact, Hulk Hogan recently told us several ex-NFL stars were told to kick rocks because they couldn't hack it in the squared circle. 

Interesting connection between Miz and Riff ... they both started on MTV (Riff was on "From G's to Gents," Miz was on "Real World") before trying to make the jump to pro wrestling.

Obviously, Miz was successful ... and Hulk is extremely confident that Riff can follow in his footsteps as long as he takes it seriously.

Stay tuned ...



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WWE Star Sheamus

Goes Back In Time ...

Buys a DeLorean

12/26/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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WWE superstar Sheamus may not be a champ anymore, but he's still living like one -- dropping a bundle on the crown jewel for all exotic car lovers ... who also happen to love "Back to the Future."

Our sources tell us the Celtic Warrior went searching for a DeLorean last weekend -- and hit up Just Toys Classic Cars in Orlando for a test drive. He clearly fell in love with it on the spot ... 'cause he scooped it up for around $55K. 

Unclear if Seamus is a "Future" fanatic ... but he can forget about a road trip to 1955. The seller tells us the car -- which is more than 30-years-old -- has a "tough time getting to 88 miles per hour." 

Buyer beware! 

Fun fact: In "Back to the Future III" ... Marty Mcfly's great-great-grandpa's name is ... Seamus!

Kevin Nash

Suspended By WWE

... After Battery Arrest

12/25/2014 6:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Wrestling superstar Kevin Nash has been suspended by the WWE in the wake of his violent, bloody arrest in Florida ... TMZ has learned. 

We broke the story ... 6'10" Nash was popped after allegedly choke slamming his 6'5" son Tristen during a domestic dispute.

Now, the WWE tells us that while 55-year-old Nash has not performed "regularly" since 2004, his non-wrestling "legends" contract has been immediately suspended until the domestic dispute is resolved. 

The "legends" contract is primarily a promotional deal with the WWE -- where Nash makes appearances under the WWE banner.

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Arrested for Battery

Bloody Fight with Son

12/24/2014 6:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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TMZ just got the two police reports. As for Kevin's arrest ... the report says he told cops his son came home wasted and belligerent toward him and Kevin's wife, then spit in his face and elbow-checked him. Kevin told cops he pinned Tristen to the ground and that's when Tristen scratched his face.

But Tristen said Kevin was berating him over his relationship with his girlfriend. He says Kevin then choke-slammed him to the ground and, just like Kevin's signature move, Tristen says he hit is head so hard on the ground he blacked out.  

Cops arrested Kevin because they felt he was the "primary aggressor."

As for Tristen's arrest two hours later ... Tristen's uncle told cops the young man -- who is 6'5" and 200 lbs -- was drunk and  had "slung his mom around the kitchen" and tried attacking him as well.
update-grey-gray-barWrestling superstar Kevin Nash was arrested early Christmas Eve morning -- after getting into a bloody fight with his teenage son Tristen ... TMZ has learned.

The 55-year-old legend -- who is currently under contract with the WWE -- was taken into custody in Volusia County, Florida  after cops received a call about a domestic incident just after midnight. 

When cops arrived to the scene ... they noticed blood on Kevin's face and arrested Nash.

Two hours later, cops received another 911 call from a person claiming 18-year-old Tristen attacked his mother. He was also arrested for battery. 

Cops tell TMZ alcohol may have been a factor. 

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Both men were hauled to a nearby jail where they were booked and are currently being held without bond. 

FYI -- Nash (6'10" and 277 pounds) is one of of the biggest stars in wrestling ... he's won titles in the WWE, WCW and TNA ... by using his signature move, the jackknife powerbomb. 



Nash has also had a decent film career. He appeared in "Magic Mike" and will be in the sequel as well. He's also appeared in "John Wick," "Rock of Ages," "The Longest Yard" ... and as Super Shredder in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze."

Tristen is an aspiring singer in a band. 

Just four years ago, Kevin fiercely defended Tristen when Internet trolls blasted the music he posted in YouTube. Kevin wrote, "or those that are just haters because he is my kid, f**k you and I hope you wake up with a brain tumor tomorrow."

Story developing ...

Hulk Hogan

WWF Rejected Big NFL Stars

12/8/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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120514_hulk_hogan_sports_launch Just because you can play in the NFL doesn't mean you're tough enough to WRESTLE -- so says Hulk Hogan who tells us all sorts of NFL tough guys have tried to cross over to the ring ... and FAILED.

And not just no-name scrubs ... we're talking some pretty famous NFLers who couldn't quite hack it with Vince McMahon's organization ... guys like Oakland Raiders legend Lyle Alzado.

Unclear why Alzado -- a maniac on the field -- didn't get a contract with the WWE (then WWF) ... but Hulk says he wasn't the only NFL star who didn't make the cut.

Hogan names names ... Bill Fralic (4-time Pro Bowler), John Matuszak (2-time Super Bowl champ) ... and explains that it takes a special sort of toughness to fake fight in the squared circle.

"You gotta be able to work hurt," Hogan says ... "You can't be taking a day off from wrestling because you twisted your pinkie if you're wrestling the main event at Madison Square Garden."

So, does Hogan think Sam has a shot?? Check out the clip ...

Fun Fact -- Matuszak went on to have a pretty decent career as an actor and famously played Sloth in "Goonies."

Dana White

CM Punk in the UFC?

'I Wouldn't Mind Talking to Him'

12/4/2014 10:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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UFC honcho Dana White tells TMZ Sports he's definitely interested in having a conversation with CM Punk about fighting in the octagon ... now that Punk's no longer with the WWE. 

White was at an event in NYC to celebrate the new UFC-Reebok partnership when he told us he likes Punk and knows he's a fan of MMA -- and would be open to having a conversation with the 36-year-old about joining the organization. 

"I don't know if he can fight or anything like that ," White said ... "but sure, I wouldn't mind talking to CM Punk."

As for rumors about Brock Lesnar wanting to get back into MMA at the end of his contract with the WWE -- White says, "If and when his deal if up with them and he wants to fight, I'm, sure he'll call me."

Stay tuned ...

Ex-WWE Wrestler Sues

I Got Hepatitis C

During Bloody Wrestling Match

10/29/2014 8:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1029-billy-jack-haynes-wwe-01A former WWE wrestler is suing Vince McMahon's company claiming he contracted Hepatitis C during a bloody WWE wrestling match ... and he's not the only one. 

The man behind the lawsuit is Billy Jack Haynes -- who claims the WWE went out of its way to put wrestlers in danger by encouraging steroid and cocaine use and hiding important medical information from the wrestlers. 

Haynes -- who wrestled for McMahon from 1986-88 -- says the organization never warned wrestlers about the long-term health risks of the concussions they suffered in the ring ... such as the brain disease CTE. 

In the suit, filed in federal court in Oregon, Haynes also blames the WWE for his Hep C diagnosis -- saying he contracted the illness during blood-soaked matches with infected wrestlers. 

Haynes says the WWE is at fault for not doing a better job to protect the wrestlers from exposure. 

Haynes has brought the suit on behalf of himself and others -- he's demanding more than $5 million.

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8:28 AM PT-- The WWE has issued a statement denying the allegations ... saying, "Billy Jack Haynes’ lawsuit against WWE is an example of ‘throwing everything against the wall to see if anything could possibly stick.’"

"Billy Jack Haynes spent only two years of his 14-year wrestling career with WWE. It would be impossible to know if he contracted Hepatitis C as a result of his wrestling career or from something else."

"Since 2008, WWE has conducted physicals and blood work, including tests for Hepatitis C, as part of our Talent Wellness Program. These tests take place before a performer signs a contract and twice per year thereafter, and results are shared with the State licensing authorities that require it."

Ex-WWE Announcer

Getting Canned Ain't So Bad ...

I'm Writing a Book Now

10/19/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ex-WWE announcer Justin Roberts isn't taking a break after getting 86'd from the company Friday ... he's jumping into a new ring -- literature ... he's writing a book about his life.

Sources close to Roberts tell us he bolted for Hawaii a few days after his WWE contract wasn't renewed, and while he's there he plans to write about his struggle to break into the wrestling biz.

We're told he wants the book to be part inspirational, part instructional. 

Justin hasn't locked down a publisher yet, but plans to meet with potential suitors once he's done writing.

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