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David Arquette Loses in Brutal, Bloody Wrestling Deathmatch

11/17/2018 6:51 AM PST

David Arquette was bloody, mangled and nearly tortured Friday night in a wrestling match ... and there was NOTHING FAKE about it.

David was in a 'deathmatch' -- that's the name and not really an understatement -- at a Game Changer Wrestling event that went down at The Hi Hat.

The actor-turned-wrestler was up against Nick FN Gage and it was just brutal. Gage broke a light tube over Arquette's head. You see David grab his neck as blood pours from the area. Shockingly, the fight continues.

Toward the end, it looks like David gives up, climbing out of the ring, but then the 47-year-old hops back in as he bleeds profusely. Gage stomps on him, but David fires back by smacking Gage with a chair. It didn't take long ... David gets pinned.

After the match, David told his fans he needed a few stitches and he was fine.

He ended by saying death matches weren't his thing ... and that's a good thing.

Vine Star 'I'm Tyrone' Gunnin' For WWE Contract ... 'I'm The Next Mr. T!'

11/16/2018 12:25 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The dude who went viral for his "I'm Tyrone" Vine videos tells TMZ Sports he's ready to go from the phone screen to the squared circle ... saying he wants a crack at the WWE!!

In case you've never heard of Tyrone before ... the guy is a HUGE star on social media for his hilarious videos that featured him stealin' dudes' girls.

But ... Tyrone's done with all that now -- and says he's ready to move on to a career working for Vince McMahon.

"I'm like the next Mr. T," Tyrone tells TMZ Sports ... "The next Terry Crews. The next Deebo. All in one, man! That's how good I am, except, I'm more dangerous, because I f*ck wives!!!"

Tyrone says this ain't publicity stunt ... dude says he's got a legit MMA background and thinks he can be the company's next megastar.

In fact ... Tyrone's callin' out ALL the wrestlers in the biz -- tellin' them they're soft and swearing he's comin' for their wives next!!!

"I can't stand it no more," Tyrone says. "They cheerin' for these soft -- f*ck all that, man! The real champion is here!"

Soooo ... what do ya say, Vince?

Enzo Amore Explains Airplane Incident ... I Wasn't Vaping!!

11/16/2018 6:26 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Enzo Amore is telling TMZ Sports what went down when he got kicked off his flight on Thursday ... saying he was NOT vaping -- he just ain't a snitch.

The ex-WWE superstar was booted off his Delta flight from JFK to LAX yesterday afternoon ... and sources told TMZ Sports he refused to stop using his vape, so he was kicked off the flight.

The wrestler was NOT arrested after the incident.

Enzo says it's all a big misunderstanding, 'cause he wasn't the one hittin' the vape -- it was the guy next to him -- but you know what happens to snitches ...

Amore says it all worked out in the end ... he was able to catch another flight and get to L.A. with no problem.

Ex-WWE Star Enzo Amore Booted Off Delta Flight For Vaping On Board

11/15/2018 1:55 PM PST
Exclusive Details

3:45 PM PT -- TMZ Sports has obtained video of Enzo after he was forced to leave the plane.

Ex-WWE star Enzo Amore was kicked off a Delta airlines flight Thursday afternoon ... after taking a hit of a vape pen on the airplane.

Amore was on a Delta flight -- scheduled to fly from JFK to LAX -- but the plane never got off the ground with him.

Our law enforcement sources tell us Port Authority police were called to the aircraft ... but did not arrest the wrestling star.

We're told Delta refused to put Amore on another one of their planes ... so he had to find another way to travel to Los Angeles.

A rep for Delta tells us ... “A customer was removed from Delta flight 747 operating from New York to Los Angeles for not following crew instructions."

"The flight returned to the gate at John F. Kennedy International Airport where the customer deplaned without further incident."

FYI -- Amore was once one of the biggest stars in the WWE ... but was fired in January 2018 amid rape allegations. Enzo was never charged in connection to the alleged incident.

Pro Wrestling Sheet first reported Enzo getting the boot.

WWE's Becky Lynch Blasts Rousey ... For Post-Holm Fight Depression

11/14/2018 1:08 PM PST
Breaking News

WWE Superstar Becky Lynch just ripped Ronda Rousey ... saying the depression she had after losing to Holly Holm in 2015 proves she's a weak-minded person.

ICYMI ... Rousey and Lynch have been feuding for weeks ... and were set to fight this weekend at WWE's "Survivor Series" to settle things.

But, Lynch had to pull out of the tilt after suffering a "broken face" on Monday's RAW ... which pissed Rousey off.

"I’m really sorry to hear The Millennial Man will not be showing up for her legally arranged ass whooping on November 18th at the Staples Center," Rousey wrote in a lengthy post on her Instagram.

Lynch responded shortly after ... and didn't hold back, saying, "When I got my face broke I got up, owned you THEN showed up the next day looking to fight some more."

"When you got your face broke you hid for a year under your blankie. Your mind is as weak as your jaw, & I’m going to move heaven & earth to come destroy them both."

Of course, she's referencing TMZ Sports' video from '15 ... where Ronda covered her face with a pillow after returning from the Holm fight.

We know ... storylines are scripted -- but this one feels personal.

Rousey has called the post-Holm fight period the lowest point of her life ... saying she had suicidal thoughts after the loss.

Unclear when the Lynch-Rousey match will be rescheduled for ... but one thing is clear -- there's some pretty bad blood between these two. 

David Arquette 'I Love WWE' But It's Not Goal of My Wrestling Comeback

11/11/2018 12:10 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

For most pro wrestlers, getting to the WWE is the ultimate career goal -- but David Arquette says that's NOT what's motivating his comeback at 47-years-old. 

"WWE's not the goal. I mean, I love WWE. I would love to do anything with them ever, but my main goal is getting some respect. That really was what it's about."

Remember, back in 2000, Arquette won the WCW World Heavyweight title as part of a stunt to promote a movie ... and it's widely regarded as one of the worst moments in pro wrestling.  

So, Arquette -- a huge pro wrestling fan -- has been on a mission to earn back respect from the community ... and that's why he's been working his ass off at small wrestling shows around the country. 

And, how would Arquette earn back that respect? He's got a plan ... 

"I called out Cody Rhodes ... 'cause me and his dad wore the same [WCW championship] belt and if I can get him to respect me, then I think I can get other people to respect me."

Cody Rhodes is the son of pro wrestling legend Dusty Rhodes, aka "The American Dream."

"I mean [Cody] is one of the best in the world ... so, if I could go toe-to-toe with him, that would be a good show."

This ain't a game to Arquette, he's suffered a couple real injuries since his return to the ring -- including broken ribs and a jacked up elbow. 

But, Dave says he's healing up and should be back in the squared circle again soon. 

Triple H Gnarly Injury Pic After Tearing Chest Muscle

11/6/2018 5:57 AM PST
Breaking News

Triple H went to Saudi Arabia ... and all he got was this lousy pectoral injury!!!

GOOD LORD!!!

The WWE superstar suffered a pectoral tear during the pay-per-view show in Riyadh last week during a tag team between D-Generation X and The Brothers of Destruction

Despite the injury, the 49-year-old legend finished the match -- and even put Kane into his trademark Pedigree finishing move. 

But, the damage to his chest was pretty bad -- you can see the discoloration in his right pec ... it's bad. 

The good news, Triple H scheduled surgery for Tuesday morning and he'll hopefully make a full recovery. 

Wrestling -- still think it's fake? 

Triple H isn't exactly a full-time wrestler anymore -- but he's been known to getting in the ring and mixing it up every now and then. 

Wrestlemania 35 in New Jersey is still 5 months away so there's hope he'll be healthy enough to slap someone around on April 7. 

UFC's Michelle Waterson WWE's Onto Something ... All-Female UFC PPV Card!

11/4/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

UFC badass Michelle Waterson tells TMZ Sports ... Dana White should take a page outta Vince McMahon's playbook and put together an all-female fight card!!!

"The girls can definitely hold it down," The Karate Hottie says.

Of course, the WWE just wrapped up its first-ever all-women pay-per-view event ... and it was a big-time success. Ronda Rousey said she hopes it's a game changer for all pro sports. 

So, when we got Waterson out in NYC this week -- we had to ask ... could the UFC do the same??

"If they did an all-female card, that would be amazing and we could definitely hold it down. Something definitely to think of for the future."

Karate Hottie even tells us she's got the perfect headliner for the night -- HERSELF!!!

There's enough talent in the UFC's women's division for sure -- with superstars like Cris Cyborg, Amanda Nunes, Rose Namajunas, Holly Holm and Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

As for Dana, he once said he'd never let women fight in the UFC -- but admits he was super wrong about that ... and now, the women are KILLING it. 

As for Waterson, we asked who she's eyeing for her next fight and she tells us Karolina Kowalkiewicz -- 'cause she thinks it'll put her next in line for a title fight with the UFC strawweight champ, Rose Namajunas 

Hulk Hogan Returns to WWE Ring ... In Saudi Arabia

11/2/2018 9:16 AM PDT
Breaking News

Hulk Hogan is back -- the wrestling star has returned to the WWE ring for the first time since his n-word scandal ... and it all went down in Saudi Arabia. 

Hogan stormed the ring at the 'Crown Jewel' pay-per-view event in Riyadh on Friday wearing his signature bandana and a Hulkamania shirt -- with his red and yellow boa. 

Hulk -- who's hosting the event -- told the crowd, "It's good to be back!"

"It's awesome to be here back in the WWE," Hulk said ... noting how excited he was to get on a plane and fly across the world to make his return. 

"So, whatcha gonna do when the power of Hulkamania and the 'Crown Jewel' run wild on you, brother?!"

The crowd went wild -- cheering Hogan on. 

WWE had been looking to bring Hulk back into the fold since May -- but officials were just waiting for the right opportunity. 

Unclear if the plan was to make Hulk a part of 'Crown Jewel' all along -- or if he was a last-minute Plan B after John Cena and Daniel Bryan refused to participate over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Of course, Hulk got the axe from WWE in 2015 after a racist n-word rant went public. Hulk apologized and several African-American wrestlers publicly offered their support for Hogan. 

Our sources have told us WWE was paying close attention to Hulk's philanthropic work -- such as his speech at the Boys & Girls Club back in May -- because they wanted to see how he was received. 

Question now -- is this a one-time thing or will Hulk be a reoccurring character in future WWE storylines?

Story developing ... 

Randy Orton On John Cena 'Does He Still Wrestle?'

10/31/2018 10:23 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

File Under: "Shade????"

Seems like Randy Orton threw some John Cena's way before boarding the plane to Saudi Arabia ... 'cause when we asked how he felt about JC pulling out of the trip, Orton replied, "Does he still wrestle?"

Orton continued, "I didn't know he pulled out."

WWE had promoted Cena as one of the major participants at the 'Crown Jewel' pay-per-view event in Riyadh on Friday, but recently announced he'll be replaced by Bobby Lashley

Cena is reportedly boycotting the trip over Saudi Arabia's alleged role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Orton had previously told us he feels the WWE should push forward with the event to help make a positive change in the region and "make things better everywhere."

But Wednesday, he admitted money is also a factor -- "I've got 5 kids. I gotta go make that dollar. If they want me in Saudi, I'm going to Saudi."

Orton was joined at Washington Dulles International Airport by stars like Sheamus, The Miz and Big Show.

Sheamus told us he's not worried about the political drama -- he's focused on putting smiles on people's faces. 

Similar message from The Miz -- who told us traveling all over the world and entertaining people is his dream come true. 

Linda McMahon On WWE In Saudi Arabia: I Had No Role In That Decision

10/30/2018 3:51 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Linda McMahon says she didn't make the call for the WWE to move forward with the Pay-Per-View event in Saudi Arabia on Friday ... saying she's no longer responsible for WWE's business moves. 

Besides being married to WWE honcho Vince McMahon -- Linda also served as a high ranking executive in the organization from 1980 through 2009. 

She's now part of the Trump administration -- serving as the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, based in Washington D.C. 

So, when we saw her out at Reagan Airport on Tuesday, we had to ask how she felt about WWE not canceling the 'Crown Jewel' event, despite pressure from politicians and other powerful people in the wake of the Jamal Khashoggi murder. 

"If you wanna talk WWE, you're talking to the wrong McMahon," Linda told us. 

When we pointed out that WWE is essentially a family-run business, she replied -- "I don't run it and I'm not responsible for it ... ya gotta talk to Vince."

Message received -- loud and clear!

We jokingly asked Linda if she ever talks WWE with Trump considering he's in the WWE Hall of Fame -- but she told us they usually focus on much more important matters. 

WWE HOF'er Mark Henry If I Was John Cena I'd Wrestle In Saudi Arabia

10/30/2018 7:49 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

HOF'er Mark Henry says if he was John Cena, he'd absolutely wrestle in WWE's 'Crown Jewel' in Saudi Arabia -- despite journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder -- 'cause it's his job to perform.

TMZ Sports talked to the WWE legend about the fallout from the company's decision to NOT cancel the event ... and Cena's reported refusal to participate

"I wouldn't ever say that person is making the wrong decision. I'd say, that's not the decision that I'd make. I would stand by my guns and I would do what's good for business."

Bottom line, Henry -- host of Busted Open Radio -- says Cena and the other superstars committed to wrestle ... so they shouldn't let fans and the company down.

"I'm a firm believer in not leaving people out to dry," ... Henry says, "Our fans, they wanna see you. Give our fans what they want."

As far as not postponing or canceling "Crown Jewel" ... Mark says Vince McMahon is being unfairly criticized.

"The WWE is just 1 business. There's hundreds of thousands of businesses doing business internationally. Why pick on one?"

Henry says he's not currently scheduled to go to Saudi Arabia ... but if WWE asks, he's ready to hop on a plane.

John Cena Written Off 'Crown Jewel' Show Allegedly Refused to Participate

10/30/2018 6:02 AM PDT
Breaking News

It's official, John Cena will NOT be a part of WWE's 'Crown Jewel' pay-per-view event in Saudi Arabia this weekend ... with WWE writing in another wrestler to take his place. 

Cena reportedly refused to go to Saudi Arabia because of the controversy surrounding the murder of former Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Turkey. 

Several politicians and powerful business people called for WWE to postpone the show while investigators looked into the Saudi government's role in Khashoggi's killing, but the wrestling org. announced it would proceed with the event as planned. 

WWE and Cena seemed to be at loggerheads -- so, on "Monday Night Raw," it was finally announced Cena was off the card and will be replaced in the WWE World Cup tournament by pro wrestling star Bobby Lashley

Other stars scheduled to compete in the tourney include Seth Rollins, Kurt Angle, Dolph Ziggler, Jeff Hardy, The Miz, Rey Mysterio and Randy Orton

Cena has not issued an official statement yet. 'Crown Jewel' will go down on Friday in Riyadh. 

Cena has participated in a Saudi Arabia event in the past -- back in April, he wrestled Triple H and thanked the locals for their hospitality.  

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