IT'S A WRESTLING MIRACLE -- Jerry "The King" Lawler is back ringside for tonight's Monday Night RAW following his major heart attack in September ... and TMZ has obtained a photo of his triumphant return.
The famed WWE announcer was photographed smiling and looking healthier than ever today -- shaking hands with WWE star John Cena -- while preparing for tonight's show in Columbus, OH ... Lawler's first show since the medical emergency.
As we previously reported, Lawler collapsed at a WWE event in Montreal, Canada September 10th after suffering the heart attack. He was commentating ringside when he collapsed.
Lawler spent a week in the hospital after the emergency -- and another two months recuperating at home -- before he finally decided to get back to work.
Long live The King.
Ex-WWE Star Amy Weber
Releasing NAKED PICS
After Laptop Got Stolen
10/31/2012 1:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ex-WWE Diva Amy Weber had a full spread of naked photos on her laptop that got stolen last week -- so rather than wait for some lowlife hacker to make money off "leaked" nude pics ... she decided to release them for FREE!!!
Amy's laptop was swiped from her car last Wednesday while she was playing with her kids at an L.A. park -- and she tells us, the computer contained a nude spread she shot for Playboy that never made it to print.
Rather than sit and wait for the pics to surface on some seedy website, Weber tells us, she and her management team decided to release the photos on their own terms.
And we're all glad they did.
Hit By a Car
10/27/2012 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
WWE announcer Lilian Garcia was hospitalized in Los Angeles yesterday after she was struck by a car.
According to the WWE, Garcia is in stable condition but doctors had to immobilize her neck as a precaution and was kept overnight in the hospital. She suffered suffered multiple contusions and lacerations on the left side of her body.
Garcia began her career with the WWE in 1999 (when they were still the WWF) and returned last year after a brief retirement in 2009.
Rear Choke in Train Rescue
10/18/2012 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Here it is ... the incredible video of former WWE star Shawn Daivari literally choking the piss out of an unruly train passenger who allegedly threatened to kill a guy on board.... AND IT'S AWESOME!!
TMZ broke the story ... Shawn was riding on a train en route to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport back in September ... when an allegedly drunk man started talking smack to one of the passengers. Daivari says the man was shouting racial slurs and threatened to kill one of the people on the train.
That's when Daivari decided to take action -- the video shows Daivari calmly removing his jacket and sunglasses .... and then approaching the man from behind where he applied a ferocious rear naked choke.
As Daivari applied more pressure, the man fell to the ground -- eventually losing consciousness and urinating on himself.
Moments later, Daivari and another passenger grabbed the man and threw him off the train on to a platform -- with Daivari delivering a few kicks for good measure.
Daivari had previously told us, "I wasn't going to wait any longer to see if a cop showed up."
Ex-WWE Diva Tammy Sytch
10/9/2012 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Stop us if you've heard this one before ... former WWE diva Tammy Sytch was just arrested in Connecticut ... her 5th arrest in 4 weeks.
Law enforcement tells us ... Tammy -- who wrestled under the name Sunny -- was popped in Branford this afternoon ... hours after she was released from jail on Arrest #4.
This time, Tammy was busted for 3rd degree burglary and 3 counts of violating a protective order.
We broke the story, Sytch was also arrested yesterday for violating a protective order when she was found passed out in the home of her ex-BF.
Tammy had also been arrested 3 times in 3 days back in September under similar circumstances.
Tammy is currently being held without bond and is expected to see a judge in the morning ... who will probably release her so she can get arrested again.
Might as well go for the double hat trick at this point.
Punches Fan at WWE Event
Cops Interview Victim
10/9/2012 12:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Police in Sacramento, CA have interviewed a WWE fan who was punched in the face by CM Punk during a live televised event Monday night ... TMZ has learned.
The incident occurred on "Monday Night Raw" -- when Punk went into the crowd after a match ... and several fans began to get physical with him.
At first, Punk shrugged off the fans ... but the wrestler snapped when someone made contact with the back of Punk's head.
Punk unleashes a punch at the person he thinks hit him ... taking the guy down hard.
The victim met with police shortly after the incident ... and a rep for the Sacramento County Sheriff's Dept. tells us the man didn't appear to have any major injuries that required medical attention.
But later that night, the victim re-contacted police ... and said he had developed pain in his knees.
Cops say officers took the victim's statement and are determining whether to conduct a full investigation into the matter.
A rep for the WWE tells TMZ, "WWE security was unfortunately not in the appropriate place at the time. Given CM Punk's persona as a 'bad guy' fans were naturally heckling him, but unfortunately a few fans began shoving him and one struck him in the kidney and on the back."
The rep adds, "WWE regrets that proper security measures were not in place, and CM Punk apologizes for reacting in the heat of the moment."
Ex-WWE Diva Tammy Sytch
In 4 Weeks
10/9/2012 7:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former WWE Diva Tammy Sytch -- who wrestled under the name Sunny -- was arrested in Connecticut yesterday ... her FOURTH arrest in FOUR WEEKS.
TMZ has learned ... Sytch was busted in Branford, CT after an alleged domestic dispute with her ex-boyfriend. Cops determined Tammy had violated a restraining order he had against her.
Sytch was arrested on charges of violating a protective order, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... Sytch -- who has struggled with substance abuse in the past -- appeared to be intoxicated during the arrest.
Sytch is currently being held on a 25k bond and will be arraigned this morning.
We broke the story ... Sytch was popped 3 times in 3 days back in September ... each arrest for "crimes related to domestic violence."
'Shark Tank' Winner
WWE Star Made My Son Cry
10/9/2012 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A mother will do anything to protect her kid -- just ask former "Shark Tank" winner Shelly Ehler ... who's picking a fight with a 6'5", 239-pound WWE star after he made her 8-year-old cry.
Ehler -- who scored a $75k investment on "Tank" for her ShowNo towels -- has a serious beef with Alberto Del Rio ... who snatched her son's handmade sign during a WWE event in Anaheim, CA this weekend ... and RIPPED IT UP (or at least tried to).
In the video (above) Del Rio isn't quite strong enough to rip the sign in half (it is cardboard) ... so he takes off small, pathetic, chunks instead.
FYI -- it's standard practice for the wrestlers to interact with audience members "in character." In this case, the sign was pro-Sheamus ... the wrestling arch-nemesis of Del Rio.
But TMZ spoke to Shelly, who says her 8-year-old was terrified by the wrestler's actions and instantly burst into tears. She adds, "Del Rio is a bully. I looked at him and said 'he's crying' ... and he mocked him."
Shelly -- who says her 8-year-old cried all the way home -- vented her frustrations to the wrestler on Twitter and then fired off an angry letter to the WWE.
In the letter she says, "Take signs from adults NOT KIDS! My son was bullied by your superstars and it is not okay."
Despite her demands, Shelly claims she's heard crickets from Del Rio -- but his manager tweeted her back and said, "lol blah blah blah."
FYI -- as soon as Shelly contacted Sheamus about the incident ... he immediately offered to send her son a signed photo and meet with him next time he's in town.
7:15 AM PT -- A rep for the WWE tells TMZ ...“While Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez were portraying their WWE characters, we sincerely apologize for any misunderstanding that may have occurred.”
Ex-WWE Star Shawn Daivari
Chokes A Guy Out
In Epic Train Rescue
10/2/2012 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former WWE Star Shawn Daivari says he used a REAR NAKED CHOKE HOLD to save a train full of people last week ... after an unruly passenger allegedly threatened to kill them.
TMZ spoke to Daivari ... who says the incident went down last Thursday on an airport bound train from Minneapolis. The WWE star says an uncontrollable passenger in his car became violent ... shouted racial slurs and threatened to kill his fellow passengers.
Daivari says multiple people pressed the emergency button to call for help -- but NOTHING happened.
The pro-wrestler then took matters into his own hands telling TMZ, "I wasn't going to wait any longer to see if a cop showed up." Daivari says he threw the guy down, slapped on a rear naked choke hold on him and then threw his ass out at the next stop.
One witness, who was on the train when it all went down, tells us Daivari choked out the passenger so hard ... he peed his pants.
A rep for the Metro Transit Rail tells TMZ ... "Metro Transit police responded after being alerted by the train operator to a fight on board. The investigation is ongoing."
Busted By Cops
Twice ... In Two Weeks!
9/25/2012 2:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
WWE announcer Justin Roberts might want to invest in a chauffeur ... 'cause dude got pulled over on his way to work TWICE in the past two weeks ... TMZ has learned.
Sources tell us the first incident occurred in Canada ... Roberts was driving to a WWE show in Toronto and made an illegal left turn on his way to "Monday Night Raw" ... and was slapped with a $52 ticket.
Incident numero dos went down on Friday ... we're told Roberts was rushing from Pittsburgh International to a show at Penn State ... when cops caught him driving 74 mph in a 55 zone and hit him with a speeding ticket ... this time it ran him a cool $160.
Moral of the story ... if you're gonna break the law, do it in Canada -- it's cheaper.
WWE Star Cameron
Pleads Not Guilty To
Driving Drunk In Florida
9/25/2012 11:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
WWE superstar Cameron is ADAMANT -- she did not drive her car while sloshed on martinis outside the Tampa airport ... pleading not guilty to DUI today.
As we previously reported, Cameron -- real name Ariane Andrew -- was arrested back in August on suspicion of DUI. The police report said Cameron was traveling with a male passenger who told cops they had been drinking martinis before getting in the car.
The report says Cameron blew a .20 ... more than twice the legal limit in Florida.
The report also says the WWE diva allegedly offered cops a $10,000 bribe to let her go ... which clearly didn't pan out.
A pre-trial hearing is set for October 23.
Jerry 'The King' Lawler
Released From Hospital
9/17/2012 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
MAJOR GOOD NEWS for Jerry "The King" Lawler ... the wrestling legend was just released from the hospital after suffering a heart attack last week ... TMZ has learned.
The WWE just released a statement to TMZ ... saying, "Jerry 'The King' Lawler has been released from a Montreal medical facility and will be heading home in the next several days."
The statement continues, "We continue to wish Jerry all the best, and we look forward to him returning to WWE in the future.”
As we previously reported, Lawler nearly died after suffering the heart attack on live TV during a taping of "Monday Night Raw."
No word on when ... or if ... he plans to return to the announcer's booth.
Ex-WWE Diva Tammy Sytch
Arrested 3 Times in 3 Days
9/14/2012 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former WWE Diva Tammy Sytch -- who wrestled under the name Sunny -- was arrested THREE times in THREE days ... each arrest for "crimes related to domestic violence" ... TMZ has learned.
The Branford Police in Connecticut tell us ... 39-year-old Tammy was first arrested for disorderly conduct on September 11 at 8:55 PM ... in an incident involving a man who was living in the house where the altercation took place.
Tammy was released the next day (Sept. 12) on $500 bond ... and enjoyed several hours of freedom before ARREST #2 at 4:49 PM ... when the former wrestler was popped for disorderly conduct and strangulation for an incident involving the same man. She was also charged with violating a restraining order.
Tammy was released the next day (Sept.13) on $25,000 bond ... and enjoyed several hours of freedom before ARREST #3 at 8:00 PM ... when she was popped for once again violating a restraining order. We're told the incident also involved the same man.
Tammy was released the next day (today) on $2,500 bond ... and is currently enjoying several hours of freedom.
We've reached out to Tammy for comment...but so far, now word back.
2:41 PM PT -- The WWE has released a statement saying, "As part of WWE’s Former Talent Program, we sent Ms. Sytch to rehabilitation three times, with all costs covered by WWE."
"Unfortunately, Ms. Sytch continues to make poor personal choices. WWE will continue to provide assistance should she want to take advantage of it."