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Hulk Hogan GGG Will Turn Canelo Into 'Canary' ... Gennady Loves It!

9/15/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Hulk Hogan is weighing in on the Gennady Golvkin vs. Canelo Alvarez fight -- telling TMZ Sports his guy GGG is gonna beat on Canelo so badly, he'll turn him into "Canary" Alvarez. 

"His feathers are gonna be flyin' and he's gonna be looking for some bird seed to try to get back on his feet, brother!"

We played the clip for Gennady -- and he loved it ... calling Hulk a legend and hoping he can turn Hogan's prediction into a reality. 

The two finally get in the ring on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Gennady's camp is adamant Canelo is a cheater who purposely took a performance-enhancing drug. 

In fact, GGG's trainer, Abel Sanchez, says Canelo's excuse that he unknowingly consumed tainted Mexican beef (and that's why he tested positive for Clenbuterol) is complete B.S.

Abel told us ... Canelo's nickname should be CCC -- "Canelo Con Carne."

For his part, Canelo has vigorously denied the allegations -- and vows to shut down all the haters on Saturday night. 

Ric Flair Marries Longtime Fiancee ... I Wooooooooooooo!

9/12/2018 2:27 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ric Flair is now a MARRIED jet-flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin’ 'n’ dealin’ son of a gun!!!!!

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

TMZ Sports has learned the wrestling legend tied the knot with longtime fiancee Wendy Barlow on Wednesday at a dope resort in Rosemary Beach, Florida.

We're told it was a low-key deal ... but The UndertakerCharlotte Flair and Dennis Rodman were there and, for some reason, Dolph Ziggler walked Wendy down the aisle.

The wedding is Ric's fifth -- but he and Barlow have been dating for over six years ... and have known each other since she worked as Fifi the Maid in Flair's WCW days.

Flair credits Barlow with sticking by his side -- and helping save his life -- after nearly dying last August.

Remember, Flair was hospitalized for several weeks after his intestine ruptured ... and had to be placed in a medically induced coma for 11 days. He was in critical condition and on the verge of dying.

A year later ... Flair strolled down the aisle to Migos' "Ric Flair Drip" ... and, in case you were wondering ... we're told The Nature Boy DID rock a custom suit.

Congrats!!

Hulk Hogan Reuniting With nWo 'We'd Murder The Shield!'

9/10/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Hulk Hogan is bringing back one of the GREATEST wrestling factions of all time -- THE ORIGINAL NWO -- how sweet is that?!?

The WWE legend tells TMZ Sports it's been over 20 years since he terrorized opponents with Kevin Nash and Scott Hall ... but they've decided the time is right to get the band back together. 

"Brother, I told you guys it was 4 LIFE!"

It's all going down on Oct. 27 at Mango's in Orlando where Hogan says the guys are hosting a major reunion event complete with a Q&A session for the hardcore nWo fans.

"It's been over 20 years and it's still the talk of the wrestling business," Hulk says.

So, how would nWo stack up against wrestling's new dominant trio, The Shield -- composed of WWE megastars Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose?!

"We would murder the bums, brother! We would kill em!"

"I used to wrestle with Roman Reigns' dad! You've seen pictures of me holding Roman Reigns as a baby, come on! We taught them ALMOST everything we know."

There's more ... We also asked Hulk to give the best nWo story in his vault -- it involves beer and trash talk. 

The Miz and Maryse WWE Comeback 5 Months After Baby? ... 'She's Hardcore!'

8/29/2018 6:11 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

How in the hell is WWE superstar Maryse back in the ring just 5 months after popping out a kid???

She's a badass ... who kinda ignored doctor's orders, according to her husband, The Miz

The wrestling power couple appeared on "TMZ Live" and explained how Maryse didn't want to give up her career after having a kid -- and worked like a beast to get her body back in shape. 

The stars of USA's "Miz & Mrs." are a real-life couple who got married back in 2014 and had their first child, daughter Monroe, in March.

For Maryse, who's been wrestling in WWE for 12 years, the decision was easy -- she considers herself a working woman and needed to find a way to balance her career and being a mom. 

And, you can tell her husband is impressed -- bragging about how great she looks and how fit she got while crushing mom duty. 

The couple is set to take on another real-life married couple at WWE's 'Hell in a Cell' event in Sept. -- Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella.

Maryse says she's ready to hand out ass-whoopings to everyone. 

WWE Fan Threatens to Shoot Himself ... At 'WWE Raw'

8/27/2018 5:46 PM PDT

6:56 PM PT -- Vince Russo, the former WWE writer who said he reached out to Jason Sensation, has reportedly said he was able to get in touch with Jason, and everything is fine. Russo allegedly claimed Jason told him he was only joking, and was nowhere near the arena. The show has gone on as planned.A WWE fan threatened suicide at a "WWE Raw" event in Toronto after claiming he snuck his gun into the venue ... and vowing to off himself on the air.

The man -- who goes by Jason Sensation online -- tweeted out an ominous message Monday afternoon, saying ... "I got my gun through security & will shoot myself in the head & kill myself during tonight's #RAW in Toronto. Don't ya dare miss it!!! Thanks for the memories @WWE."

Jason has some history with WWE -- he portrayed wrestler Owen Hart during a comedy skit in the late '90s. His Twitter bio also said that he's battling depression. 

Law enforcement sources tell us Toronto PD is aware of Jason's tweet, and is currently looking into the matter. However, we're told no evacuation of the area is currently planned.

Multiple people in the WWE community -- including ex-WWE writer Vince Russo -- have been reaching out to Jason, pleading with him to reconsider and refrain from any potential violence. 

Jason's entire Twitter profile has since been removed.

Goldberg Calls Secret Service Over Trump Death Threats ... 'I'm Taking Hackers Down'

8/22/2018 2:40 PM PDT
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2:42 PM PT -- GOLDBERG IS PISSED!!

We just shot the WWE legend in Atlanta and he WENT OFF about the hacking situation ... telling us he's working with the Secret Service because he wants the hacker punished to the fullest extent of the law.

"I'm sick and flippin' tired of people trying to steal people's identity because it's happened to me a number of times. These people are bullies and I'm sick and tired of it."

"This time when I got hacked, I called the Secret Service on my own and I'm taking them down."

10:56 AM PT -- Goldberg's rep tells us the wrestling legend has already been in touch with the Secret Service regarding the tweets from his account threatening President Trump. 

As we reported, Goldberg claims he was hacked -- and now, we're told Goldberg and his team have offered to do whatever they can to help authorities catch whoever's responsible. 

WWE Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg insists he did NOT call President Trump a "spatastic sh*t head" in a series of violent tweets directed at the POTUS ... claiming he was hacked. 

Goldberg's official Twitter account started going off about Trump on Wednesday. The first tweet read: 

"Why have you been threating me and my wife you dick head just because you're the president doesn't mean you can make threats using your new found power we should go into the ring together no secret service just you and me."

A follow-up tweet to Trump said, "I challange you to a fist fight you spatastic sh*t head ill f**king kill you."

We reached out to Goldberg to see what the beef was about -- and his rep, "Uncle Louie" Gregory, told us he was the victim of social media hackers. 

"The Official Goldberg twitter continues to be a target for opportunistic hackers with bad intentions who are seeking notoriety and revenue. Team Goldberg will continue to address this issue while Goldberg is in ATL with Tu Lam working on his show 'Knife or Death' for the History channel."

Goldberg was once friends with Trump and appeared on 'Celebrity Apprentice' back in the day. But the two had a falling out and are no longer friends. 

Originally Published -- 8/22/2018 10:35 AM PDT

Ronda Rousey Being WWE Champ Is 'Huge Responsibility'

8/21/2018 10:02 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

With great power comes great responsibility -- and for Ronda Rousey that power is being the new WWE Women's Raw champion! 

Ronda was getting on a plane after dominating at both SummerSlam and Raw this week -- and, you can tell, she's ready for a nap. 

So, when Ronda was asked how she felt -- she told Adam Glyn, "Feels like a huge responsibility and it also feels like Tuesday." 

Her point? She's through the weekend grind and now she needs to recharge her batteries for a possible appearance on next week's Raw in Toronto. 

It's been a wild couple of days for Rousey -- who beat Alexa Bliss for the belt at SummerSlam on Sunday before putting her boss, Stephanie McMahon, in an armbar during Raw on Monday. 

How did it feel to beat up Steph for the 3rd time? Ronda loved it. 

"Third time is the best I think," Ronda says. "It's getting better every time. I think we should do it more often."

Ronda and Vince's daughter have had some serious beef since the ex-UFC star joined the WWE ... and things continued to escalate Monday night in New York.

Stephanie took the mic in the ring ... and tried to take credit for Ronda winning the Raw Women’s Championship belt at SummerSlam over the weekend.

When Ronda wasn't ready to hear any of that ... an attack ensued.

If that looked familiar ... it's 'cause it was -- Ronda's done this TWO OTHER TIMES to Steph's arm over the years ... and tells us she's loving it every single time!!

There's more ... Ronda and her husband, Travis Browne, have hinted they could eventually team up in the WWE -- but, Tuesday morning, he said it doesn't look to be "in the cards" at the moment.

As for Ronda ... no date has been set for her first title defense. There are rumblings she could take on Nikki Bella at WWE Evolution in October -- which would be HUGE. 

Nikki recently split with longtime boyfriend (turned fiance) John Cena and we're guessing she's got some aggression she's ready to take out. 

Cyborg to Ronda Rousey Congrats, But ... I'm Still 'Most Feared'

8/20/2018 6:22 AM PDT
Breaking News

The rivalry continues ... 

Cris "Cyborg" Justino was quick to congratulate Ronda Rousey after she won the WWE Raw Women's Championship on Sunday ... but not without reminding her who's the "most feared" woman alive.

"Congratulations to the Baddest Woman On The Planet for winning your first of many @wwe championship belt 

Sincerely,

The Most Feared Woman On The Planet."

Cyborg has been trying to get a fight with Ronda for years -- but it never happened. Cyborg previously accused Ronda of ducking her.

There's been talk of the two facing off in WWE down the line -- with Mick Foley even trying to convince Vince McMahon to sign her. 

Judging by her congratulatory note, seems like Cyborg's still down. 

Ronda Rousey Move to WWE Was Best Move Ever ... Husband Says

8/20/2018 6:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ronda Rousey has been on Cloud 9 ever since she joined WWE -- with her husband, Travis Browne, telling TMZ Sports she's in "full celebration mode all the time."

Browne was in NYC on his way to SummerSlam on Sunday when we asked how she's handling being the biggest star in WWE ... and Travis told us she's thriving behind the scenes.

You gotta watch the clip ... Browne breaks down why being a WWE superstar is much less stressful for Ronda -- and how walking away from fighting has improved her life.

Browne also says there are huge perks for him -- being the husband of the baddest woman on the planet definitely has its pros!

Vivica A. Fox To Quentin Tarantino ... Make 'Kill Bill 3' And Put Ronda In It!!

8/16/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

One of the stars of 'Kill Bill' is ALL IN for making a 3rd installment -- with Vivica A. Fox telling TMZ Sports she thinks Ronda Rousey would be the PERFECT star. 

Of course, Viv starred in the original flick as Copperhead -- one of the infamous Deadly Viper Assassination Squad members targeted by Uma Thurman's character, Black Mamba.

So, when she heard Ronda was campaigning to play Uma's daughter if Quentin Tarantino decides to make 'KB3' -- Fox LOVED the idea.

"I love Ronda Rousey," Fox said ... "So, you come join the 'Kill Bill' franchise, 'cause we love kick-butt chicks and it's excellent casting for you to play Uma's daughter."

"And you can fight my daughter! And then Uma can be in the background talking about throwing blows on it. All right, I think that's excellent casting."

Fun Fact: 'Hunger Games' star Amandla Stenberg has already thrown her hat in the ring to play Viv's daughter!

There is one pretty big hurdle ... Quentin isn't working on part 3 and hasn't announced any plans to do so in the near future.

But, Fox has a message for him too -- "It's been 15 years, so Quentin come on back, all right?!"

Wrestler Tessa Blanchard Calls Parents ... After Winning Impact Knockouts Title

8/13/2018 3:55 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Here's a really cool moment caught on video ... Impact wrestling star Tessa Blanchard FaceTimed her parents seconds after winning the Knockouts Championship -- and we've got the footage. 

It all went down on Sunday at the Impact Wrestling tapings in Toronto (which airs August 30) ... where Tessa won a triple threat match against Allie and Su Yung for the belt. 

Moments after the match, she called her step-father -- former NWA legend Magnum T.A. -- who couldn't have been more proud of Tessa, who he trained up over the years. 

It's a pretty special moment. 

23-year-old Tessa is wrestling royalty -- her biological father is Tully Blanchard, a WWE Hall of Famer, an original member of The Four Horsemen. 

Tessa's grandfather -- Joe Blanchard -- was also a pro wrestler who won titles during his heyday back in the '50s, '60s and '70s. 

Jim Neidhart Collapsed from Apparent Seizure ... Banged Head

8/13/2018 1:55 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart's wife told emergency personnel the ex-WWE superstar collapsed while appearing to have a seizure early Monday morning ... and slammed his head when he fell to the ground. 

Elizabeth Neidhart told investigators Jim was having difficulty sleeping and got out of bed to change the thermostat. But, when Jim went to touch it, he "turned weirdly as if he were about to dance."

"He then fell towards the wall and ground," the investigation report says. 

Elizabeth called 911 thinking he was having a seizure since he "suffers from seizures and takes medication for it."

Neidhart's wife says Jim's last seizure was Dec. 2017 -- and she notes doctors also believed he may have had Alzheimer's as well. 

When officials arrived to Jim's home -- they found the 63-year-old on the floor with a 4-inch gash on his face. 

Investigators found medication at the home, but note "none of the medication appeared to have been abused."

He was pronounced dead a short time later. 

Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart Dead at 63 After Fall at Home

8/13/2018 8:08 AM PDT
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9:05 AM PT -- The Pasco Sheriff's Office tells TMZ Sports ... "Preliminary information indicates that [Neidhart] fell at home, hit his head, and succumbed to his injury."

"No foul play suspected. No additional information to release at this time."

Wrestling legend Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart has died, according to the WWE. He was 63.

Neidhart passed away early Monday morning after suffering a medical emergency at a home in Florida.  

According to the emergency dispatch audio, emergency personnel were called around 6:30 AM about a man having seizures and convulsions. 

At one point, the dispatch operator says, "They think he might be Signal 7" -- which is code for a dead person. 

Jim was a WWF superstar in the mid-'80s and early '90s as a member of The Hart Foundation tag team with Bret "The Hitman" Hart ... managed by Jimmy Hart

During his legendary career, Jim was a 2-time Tag Team champion -- defeating everyone from the Legion of Doom to the Nasty Boys to The Rockers. 

Neidhart also wrestled with WCW and TNA Wrestling. He last wrestled in WWE back in 2007, but has made appearances on "Total Divas."

Before he became a pro wrestler, Neidhart pursued a career in pro football -- with brief stints with the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys. 

Neidhart struggled with substance abuse -- he went to rehab twice after drug-related arrests. 

Neidhart is survived by his wife, Ellie, and 3 daughters including Natalie -- aka WWE superstar Natalya

R.I.P. 

Smash from Demolition tweeted about Neidhart, saying, "It is terrible I just heard Jim Neidhart passed away. I just pray for his family to get through this.Jim was a great friend and I will really miss him."

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