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WWE Star Big Daddy V

Dies from Heart Attack

2/19/2014 6:21 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0218-big-daddy-v-wweWWE superstar Big Daddy V -- real name Nelson Frazier Jr. -- died Tuesday night after suffering a major heart attack.

The WWE issued a statement confirming Frazier's death -- saying, "Our deepest condolences go out to Frazier's family, friends and fans."

During his run in the WWE, Frazier -- who also went by the name Mabel -- was a World Tag Team Champion, Hardcore Champion and the 1995 King of the Ring.

Big Daddy V's friend MVP tweeted out his condolences after learning of his death -- writing, "I'm going to put one in the air for my fallen colleague Big Vis. This sh*t always sucks but some suck more than others."

Frazier Jr. was 42.

WWE Star Paul Heyman

I Don't Miss My Ponytail

2/17/2014 11:36 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
WWE star Paul Heyman says he doesn't miss the iconic ponytail he chopped off his head last month ... telling TMZ Sports he finally realized his "power" didn't stem from his greasy lock of love.

A freshly-shorn Heyman was cruising Hollywood Friday night with supermodel Ellie Gonsalves ... when he explained how he came to grips with the self-scalping.

The wrestling villain -- who happens to be Brock Lesnar's business adviser in real life -- also told us why the ex-UFC champ won't be making any trips to L.A. in the near future.


Betty White

Crashes 'Monday Night Raw'

'I'm Gonna Kick Some Ass!!!'

2/11/2014 9:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Can you SMEEEEELLLLLLLLLLL what Betty White is cookin?!??!

WWE got straight up "Golden" on "Monday Night Raw" last night ... when the 92-year-old appeared with Big Show and declared, "I'M GONNA KICK SOME ASS!!!"

The crowd went INSANE ... chanting, "BETTY! BETTY! BETTY!"

Unfortunately, Betty didn't actually wrestle ... but it's too bad this whole thing didn't happen 20 years earlier -- she could've settled the infamous beef with Bea Arthur IN THE RING!!

Fun Fact: Bea HATED Betty ... though Betty says she doesn't know why Arthur harbored the grudge.

WWE Star William Regal

The Worst Wrestling Costume Ever Is ...

2/11/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Wrestling and bad costumes go hand-in-hand sometimes ... and WWE Superstar William Regal says when it comes to the worst of all time -- one wrestler's outfit blows away the competition.

From the Gobbledy Gooker to Max Moon ... the wrestling world has seen its fair share of bad costumes -- but on his way out of LAX Regal told us the costume Faarooq wore in his WWF debut (pictured below) is by far the worst ever.

In fact, Regal says Faarooq himself would admit it takes the cake for bad outfits. 



WWE Star Paul Heyman

Triple H Did NOT Force Me

To Chop Off My Ponytail

2/6/2014 3:54 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Legendary wrestling villain Paul Heyman recently hacked off his iconic ponytail ... but he insists it was NOT because the WWE's head honcho wanted him to update his look.

Heyman recently returned to the WWE with Brock Lesnar ... but his signature ponytail was nowhere in sight. 

In Thursday's WWE Inbox Paul was asked if Triple H ordered the chop.

The ECW pioneer blanched and said he had a very good reason that had nothing to do with HHH.

R.I.P. -- Heyman's Ponytail 


WWE Superstar Ryback


Wing-Eating Competition

2/3/2014 9:58 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
020314_ryback_wings_launchWWE Superstar Ryback took his catchphrase "Feed Me More" to the next level during the halftime of the Super Bowl ... by devouring the competition in a local wing eating contest.

Ryback posted video of the competition during yesterday's game ... and based on the footage, "The Big Guy" was clearly hungry -- 'cause he annihilated poultry like the Chinese in a Bird Flu scare.

The best part ... ya gotta watch Ryback's celebration in the restaurant after his commanding victory.

Chicken domination.

WWE Diva Nikki Bella

I'm Getting in the Real Estate Biz

2/3/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
WWE Diva Nikki Bella is about to become the hottest real estate agent ever ... but don't worry wrestling fans, she's not quitting her day job.

Nikki's been taking prep classes at a San Diego real estate school to get prepared for the licensing exam -- and her classmates say she was super down to earth.

We're told Nikki has no intention of leaving wrestling anytime soon ... she's just trying to make some extra dough on the side during breaks.

Everyday she's hustlin'.

Dana White

Brock Lesnar Wants to Fight in the UFC Again

1/30/2014 1:19 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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UFC prez Dana White tells TMZ Sports ... Brock Lesnar wants to RETURN to the Octogon ... and White says he'd LOVE to have him back.

Dana was in NYC today getting ready for UFC's Super Saturday ... and told us Brock's still bummed his fighting career ended short due to injury ... and says "he'd like to take another run" in the UFC.

The former UFC heavyweight champ left the world of MMA in 2011 ... after a string of losses that he chalked up to his battle with a potentially life threatening case of diverticulitis (a digestive disease).

Lesnar recently returned to the WWE ... but White says that doesn't mean UFC is off the table -- "I think he wants to do both. When his schedule opens up I think he'd like to fight."

WWE's Bella Twins

Double Your Pleasure

Double Your Buns

1/29/2014 3:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
0129-bella-twins-bikini-raynerIt's better than any Doublemint commercial we've ever seen -- WWE's incredibly hot Bella Twins getting a stretch in Monday on an L.A. beach ... all while wearing teeny tiny bikinis.

Chew on that.


Matt Hardy's Wife


After Violent Hotel Incident

1/29/2014 1:16 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
0129-matt-hardy-twitter-02Matt Hardy's wife Reby Sky is standing by her husband after a violent incident between the couple at a Virginia hotel ... and doesn't want to end the marriage ... sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ Sports.

We broke the story ... both Reby and her ex-WWE superstar husband were arrested on Jan. 1 for assault and battery after attacking each other inside their hotel room.

Now, sources tell us ... the whole fight started when Reby asked a seemingly intoxicated Matt if he had been drinking or using other substances that night.

FYI -- Matt has had substance abuse issues in the past ... and once completed a WWE-sponsored rehab program.

We're told Matt didn't take kindly to Reby's accusation and the situation escalated into a full blown fight.

After the incident, the two talked out their issues and decided they wanted to try to make their relationship work.  They've made several public appearances together since the arrest ... and we're told they're both committed to their marriage.

Interesting note -- the day after the incident, Reby posted a tweet that read ... "Sometimes what doesn't kill you doesn't make you stronger. Sometimes it just makes you wish it had."

CM Punk


You're Screwing Me Out of WrestleMania Glory

1/29/2014 9:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0129-cm-punk-tmzWWE superstar CM Punk is QUITTING the organization, TMZ Sports has learned ... and sources tell us it's all because he's PISSED over the way the company wants to use him at "WrestleMania."

Sources close to the situation tell TMZ Sports ... Punk was livid when he learned officials scripted Batista to win the Royal Rumble ... because he feels Batista isn't in great wrestling shape and shouldn't be featured in the title match at the upcoming WrestleMania (the biggest event of the year).

We're told Punk feels he earned the right to be in the main event at WrestleMania -- because he's been wrestling tirelessly over the past year from house shows to overseas events. Punk was angry when he found out he'd be wrestling Triple H at WrestleMania instead of squaring off in the title match. 

Sources say ... Punk -- whose contract is up in July -- made the decision to leave WWE after "Monday Night Raw" -- and we're told that right now, he's very serious about his decision and has no plans to return.

Ex-WWE Star Matt Hardy


After Alleged Brawl with Wife

1/29/2014 7:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Former WWE champion Matt Hardy was arrested at a motel in Virginia earlier this month ... after allegedly getting into a fight with his wrestler wife ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Just look at the mug shots of Hardy and 27-year-old Reby Sky -- both appear bloody and scratched up.

Hardy has multiple scratch marks all over his face and Sky -- real name Rebecca Hardy -- appears to be sporting a fat lip, black eye and several small cuts on her face.


Law enforcement tells TMZ Sports ... cops raced to the Hampton Inn in Emporia, VA on January 1st around 5:45 AM after someone at the hotel call 911.

During the 911 call, obtained by TMZ Sports, the hotel staffer told the operator ... "A guest just came down here and said somebody's beating the hell out of his wife a girl or something."

When cops arrived to the scene, both Matt and Sky were arrested for assault and battery. They were released on $3,500 bail.

Our sources tell us both Matt and Sky got restraining orders against each other.

Since the incident, both Matt and Reby have posted photos of each other -- and it appears they are still together and going strong.


Mick Foley


The Royal Rumble Was a Disgrace!!!

1/27/2014 7:11 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley says last night's Royal Rumble was so badly mishandled, it was a slap in the face to wrestling fans ... all because the WWE refused to allow a HUGE superstar to participate.

Foley -- aka Mankind -- went off on social media right after the Pay-Per-View event ... blasting the org. for not including bearded fan-favorite Daniel Bryan in the main 30-man event.

"I've never felt so disgusted at the conclusion of a WWE (or any) PPV," Foley said ... "Like many of you out there, I just don't get it."

The fans at the event were just as pissed off as Foley -- 'cause when it became clear Bryan was participating in the RR, the stadium erupted in "boos" that continued for the rest of the event.

Foley -- who's still under contract with WWE (for another month) -- also tweeted, "Does @WWE actually hate their own audience?"

After the Rumble, Bryan also tweeted ... saying, "Sorry guys, the machine wanted me nowhere near the Royal Rumble match. But I thank everyone for their support."

He added, "They try to keep US down and away from the top spots, but they can’t ignore the reactions forever. Keep voicing your opinions."

As for Mick, he claims he's so upset with the WWE, he's going to throw a brick through his TV to protest. 

Stay tuned for that.

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