The WWE Diva -- with a huge hand from her low cut gown -- managed to make a boring TV industry event worth attending. In a sea of grey and navy blue suits ... Nikki dazzled.
Who says Cena's no longer the champ?
The beast is (almost) back!
John Cena says he's making insane progress in the gym since undergoing shoulder surgery back in January ... telling TMZ Sports he's at 70% ... but vows to be back at full strength VERY soon.
The WWE superstar was out in NYC with his girlfriend, Nikki Bella, when he told us he's been putting in serious physical therapy work in hopes of a full recovery.
"I'm probably 30% off of what I was operating at November 2015 ... but being at 70% is still pretty damn good."
He also gave a shout-out to his strength trainer -- Rob MacIntyre at Hard Nocks South ... the same guy who pushed him to bust out a 481 POUND BENCH PRESS back in the day.
In the week before her death, Chyna recorded several videos of herself for a documentary that was supposed to be about her comeback ... instead, they show just how bad her situation really was.
The videos show a clearly troubled and inebriated Chyna with a bloody gash and severe bruising on her right eye.
We spoke with film maker Rob Potylo who says Chyna insisted the wounds were from a random champagne bottle attack at a liquor store ... but he believes she was injured in a drunken fall and was too embarrassed to admit it.
Potylo says he was extremely concerned when he saw the videos and got in touch with Chyna's attorney to discuss a plan of action to help her out.
In fact, Potylo says Chyn's team had reached out to WWE to help get her into rehab -- but they simply ran out of time. Chyna died as they were working out the details.
Potylo says he now realizes the videos were cries for help -- and feels terrible that they weren't able to save her.
"I love her and miss her dearly every day."
Chyna showed no signs of addiction several months before her death ... so were the observations of a doctor who tried to undo her bad plastic surgery.
Sources connected with the production of "Botched" tell TMZ ... Dr. Terry Dubrow was clear that there were no drugs in Chyna's system that would have interfered with or prevented the surgery. There were several dozen people involved in the shooting, and they say she was lucid and clear.
Chyna appeared to correct a previous breast surgery.
As for the show, we're told producers have decided not to air it, out of respect for the WWE legend.
TMZ broke the story ... Chyna died of a possible overdose. She was 46.
Shackled and sporting an orange jail jumpsuit, WWE superstar Adam Rose appeared in Florida court Thursday in his domestic violence case ... where his wife begged the judge to cut the guy a break.
Rose was arrested Wednesday morning after allegedly roughing up his wife -- and then smacking the phone away from her when she called 911. He's been charged with battery and tampering with a witness.
The judge wanted to hit Rose with a restraining order -- barring him from contact with his wife. But shockingly, she begged the court to reconsider ... because she wants him to come home.
During the hearing, Rose's wife said they have a special needs child who needs both parents.
Rose's lawyer also argued Rose's actions were "not aggressive or painful" but rather "more of a passionate, 'Hey, let's talk about this.'"
The judge mentioned a PREVIOUS domestic violence incident in March -- and expressed concern about a pattern of abusive behavior. But in the end, Rose's wife got her wish ... and the judge held off on the restraining order.
The judge also set a low bond -- $1,000 -- which means Rose will probably be out of custody by the end of the day. He's been ordered to see his pastor for counseling once a week until his next court date in June.
12:39 PM PT -- Rose has now been suspended indefinitely by the WWE, according to our friends at ProWrestlingSheet.
A WWE rep told the site, "WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Raymond Leppan has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest."
WWE superstar Adam Rose got busted for domestic violence after allegedly grabbing his wife by her face during an argument.
According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Rose was arrested at 1:30 AM Wednesday in his Florida home. Rose grabbed Cassandra Leppan and pulled her toward him as he screamed at her, according to the report.
The docs list the reason for the argument as "marital problems."
Cassandra called 911, but according to the report Adam ripped the phone away from her -- which is why he was booked for felony tampering with a witness, as well as domestic violence.
He's being held without bail until his arraignment.
Rose's arrest comes on the heels of the WWE handing him a 60-day drug suspension.
Chyna was seriously struggling before she died -- so much so, police found her wasted and passed out on the ground outside her apartment building ... TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement tells us they got a call in November for a woman lying unconscious at 7 AM in Redondo Beach, CA -- and when they arrived, officers found Chyna. We're told she was slurring her speech, had bloodshot eyes and reeked of booze.
Cops say Chyna admitted drinking wine the night before and said she decided to sleep outside because she was struggling with her keys. She was also carrying nearly $20k in cash she says she made at an autograph session.
Paramedics on scene determined she was too drunk to take care of herself, and cops booked her for public intoxication.
Chyna was found dead on April 20. Her cause of death is still under investigation.
Here's WWE superstar Eva Marie ... proving the button that held her jacket together was the "real MVP" at an event in Hollywood Thursday night.
After Chyna passed away last month, McMahon called her a "pioneer in our industry" -- and fans wanted to know when she'll be enshrined among the greatest in her sport.
Everyone knows the HOF was extremely important to Chyna -- and people close to her claim she was depressed about the snub before she passed away.
So when we saw Steph in NYC Thursday, we had to ask if plans were in motion.
"I'm SURE that we will see Chyna in the Hall of Fame at some point in the future. I'm not sure exactly what year that will be, but there's no denying her contributions to WWE."
There's more ... we also talk about fellow WWE HOFer Donald Trump -- and if Steph thinks WWE fans will show up in force to help get him elected.
Detectives in Chyna's death are dealing with a curve ball -- the ex WWE superstar had a knack for mixing up prescription pills, and it's making it hard to figure out what she took before she died.
Sources close to the investigation tell TMZ detectives discovered several full prescription pill bottles near Chyna's body ... many of which contained multiple meds. We're told there were at least 4 different types of pills, plus she also mixed vitamins in the bottles.
As TMZ reported, Chyna's manager worried she had a problem with Ambien and Valium, but it appears she was taking more than just that.
Our sources say the mixing means investigators will have to wait until the toxicology report is complete to figure out what she ingested.
4:28 PM PT -- A rep for the Mass. State Police tells TMZ Sports ... Flair's injury was NOT to his hand, but rather his head.
Cops did not say how Flair sustained the injury.
Witnesses at the airport tell us Flair was bleeding from his forehead ... with one person saying, "It was dripping down from his head to his neck. A significant amount of blood."
We reached back out to Flair's rep -- so far, no word back.Ric Flair was treated for a cut on his hand at Logan International Airport in Boston Wednesday morning ... but witnesses say it was the culmination of a very bizarre morning involving the WWE legend.
Here's what we know ... Flair hit up Lucky's Lounge in the airport before his flight -- and multiple witnesses say Flair was acting like a drunk person.
One witness says Flair was loud and obnoxious. Another witness says he was "having a tough time" and "shambling about."
But we spoke with Airport Police Sgt. Donlon who tells us Flair was NOT intoxicated.
Sgt. Donlon says airport officials got a call for a "man with a cut on his hand" -- and police and medical personnel responded. Flair was treated -- deemed not drunk -- and was allowed to get on his flight.
We spoke with Flair's rep who told us Ric is fine -- and made his flight.
As for how Flair injured his hand -- we're working on it.
9:43 AM PT -- Ric's agent, Melinda Morris Zanoni, tells us she has spoken with Flair and issued the following statement:
"Ric has been working every day around the clock, including internationally, for a month straight and has injuries on his hand that were being looked into this morning."
"While it is true Ric Flair and his buddies have been keeping airport bars in business since the 70s that was not the case at all in Boston. I just hung up with Ric, he is already on the flight and all is good."
Chyna's manager tells TMZ Sports ... he had recently struck a secret deal with the producers of the TV show "Intervention" to get Chyna help ... but she died before they could start production.
We spoke with Anthony Anzaldo ... who tells us Chyna's closest friends had become concerned about her prescription drug use in recent weeks -- worried that she was over-medicating herself with Ambien and Valium. He's adamant Chyna's issue was ONLY with Rx meds.
Anzaldo says he entered into talks with "Intervention" producers about doing an episode with Chyna -- in the hopes they could get her back on the right path before it was too late.
We're told an agreement was reached -- and the plan was to get a bunch of Chyna's closest WWE friends, including Stone Cold Steve Austin and Mick Foley, to participate in the intervention.
"An interventionalist was already lined up as was a facility that was going to take her for 90 days," Anzaldo says. We reached out to "Intervention" -- so far, no word back.
Anzaldo says he became concerned when he hadn't heard from Chyna in days and went to her Redondo Beach apartment to check in on Wednesday evening.
"I found her," Anzaldo says ... noting that he believes she died in her sleep. "She looked peaceful."
As for the future, Anzaldo says he's planning a huge memorial for Chyna -- with celebs and fans ... hoping to give Chyna the send-off she deserved.
There are no signs Chyna intended to die, based on what police found inside her apartment -- and she'd been deceased for at least a day ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us there was no suicide note left in her Redondo Beach, CA home. We're also told it appears the WWE legend had passed away a "day or two" prior to Wednesday evening ... when a friend found her body. The last known contact she had with anyone happened on Sunday evening.
As we first reported ... there were no illegal drugs, but officers did find legal prescription bottles. Our sources described the number of bottles as 3 or 4 ... "nothing out of the ordinary." Also, the bottles were not emptied.
We're told several neighbors told investigators they suspected "overdose" as the cause of death since she'd seemed "under the influence" lately.