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WWE's 'Brother Love' I Got My Nickname Back ... But I'll Still Whoop Diddy's Ass!!

11/7/2017 11:24 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Diddy tapped out on his "Brother Love" shtick QUICK ... but the original Brother Love -- pro wrestling legend Bruce Prichard -- says he still wants to kick his ass!!

Here's the deal -- Puff announced his latest name change over the weekend ... not realizing it was already taken by The Undertaker's famous ex-manager. 

After wrestling fans DESTROYED the hip-hop mogul on social media -- Diddy decided to give it back. 

But Prichard ain't taking Diddy's attempted nickname robbery sitting down -- issuing a challenge to meet mano-a-mano inside the ring.

"I would do anything to wrestle with Diddy -- anytime, any place," Bruce told TMZ Sports.

"You stay in your world and I'll stay in mine, because I don't wanna have to get you inside of a solid steel cage and open up my own can of whoop-ass on you!"

WWE Legend Undertaker Loves America and Guns ... Here's Proof

11/3/2017 10:40 AM PDT
Breaking News

You might not recognize him without his hat and gloves ... but you're looking at WWE legend The Undertaker ... proudly putting his conservative views on display in Texas. 

52-year-old Mark Calaway was spotted leaving a Best Buy on Thursday -- rocking an "American Gun" shirt which features the American flag in the shape of an assault rifle. 

The shirt is made by a company called Centurion -- which touts itself as a "USMC Veteran owned and operated business dedicated to promoting traditional conservative values."

Taker isn't the only WWE superstar with a conservative alter ego -- his old wrestling pal, Kane (real name Glenn Jacobs), is running for County Mayor in Tennessee as a Republican. 

Alberto Del Rio I'm Done with WWE ... But Paige Could Return in 'Days'

11/2/2017 4:16 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Alberto Del Rio says he's got zero interest in a WWE comeback ... but tells TMZ Sports his fiancee, Paige, could be "days away" from stepping back inside the ring!!

"It’s gonna happen pretty soon," Del Rio said. "Probably days away from going back to WWE."

Alberto tells us Paige has been at WWE's Orlando Performance Center for weeks -- hittin' the mats to prep for her return after a serious neck injury sidelined her last summer.

As for his own career -- ADR's back doin' work for MMA organization Combate Americas ... and says he might even be down to fight for them!

Speaking of Combate ... they just inked rising star Erik "Goyito" Perez to a deal, and have a badass 8-man tourney on tap that CEO Campbell McLaren broke down for us.

WWE's Paul Heyman I Got the Dude from 'Panda' To Rap at My Kid's Bar Mitzvah!

10/31/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Brock Lesnar's WWE hype man, Paul Heyman, got Desiigner to jump on stage and do his thing for his son's bar mitzvah ... and it didn't cost him a dime.

Paul threw his son, Jacob, a party at the Glenn Island Harbor Club in NYC Saturday for the day he became a man. Desiigner -- who's Paul's pal and an invited guest -- decided to perform "Panda."

It was pure shock and awe ... especially when he brought Jake up with him to hype up the crowd.

Mazel!!!

Ronda Rousey Yeah, I'm Still in the Fight Game ... as an Exec!!

10/29/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ronda Rousey still loves fighting ... but she doesn't have to break arms to be in the scene.

The semi-retired UFC mega-star gave us the low-down on her latest project -- an executive producer gig for the docuseries "Why We Fight."

Rousey told TMZ Sports it's basically a look inside the mind of a mixed martial artist ... and what pushes people like herself to punch face for a living. 

"It's not a normal profession or thing to do, but there's always something that drives you towards it and everyone always has their own story." 

FYI, Ronda's also keeping busy in the gaming world (Assassin's Creed is her jam) ... and it's looking like she's about to jump ship to the WWE. 

'Rowdy' Roddy Piper Fan Almost Stabbed Me to Death ... 'Inch from My Heart'

10/28/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper was literally within an inch of death after being stabbed by a fan back in the early '80s ... and we finally have a detailed account from "Hot Rod" himself.

Piper, who passed away in 2015, vividly recalled the attack in "Roddy Piper: In His Own Words" -- a new documentary from Nine Legends Film -- who spoke with the legend in 2006. 

Roddy says he was shanked 3 different times during his career ... the worst one was at a show in Raleigh, North Carolina, when a guy with a buck knife came after him on the sidelines. 

"First rule of a knife fight -- don’t take your eyes off the knife. Broke that rule. I stopped, boom -- he got me an inch from the heart."

Piper says he chased the perp after he booked it into the stands ... but was stopped by cops, who also subdued the fan.

"Closest I’ve ever seen to somebody get shot, I think. ... They had him down, and the policeman that had the pistol that I ran into turned, and he had it towards the back of his head."

There's more -- but it's better you hear it straight from Roddy.

FYI, a percentage of all sales from the doc are being donated to Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland -- Piper's adopted hometown.

WWE's Enzo Amore I Got My Own Locker Room ... Screw Being Banned!!

10/27/2017 7:47 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

WWE superstar Enzo Amore says he could care less about being banned from the WWE locker room ... 'cause he's got his own damn green room. 

"Bro, I got my own locker room -- literally. That is a fact," Enzo told TMZ Sports outside Poppy in L.A.

"I don't talk to nobody. You know why? 'Cause if you ain't talkin' money, what the hell you talkin' bout?!"

Enzo was playing up his heel character ... but there have been real reports of the cruiserweight champ being shunned after inviting questionable guests backstage.

Doesn't seem like he's sweatin' it, though.

"Being a champion, you wake up in the morning and you piss excellence. The only vowel I'm concerned with is 'I.'"

Ex-WWE Champ Kaitlyn Drug Addiction Made Me Wanna Die ... But I'm Better Now

10/25/2017 10:03 AM PDT
Breaking News

Former WWE superstar Kaitlyn is opening up about her battle with drug and alcohol addiction ... saying she's turned her life around after "wanting to die" at her lowest point.

Kaitlyn -- real name Celeste Bonin -- shared her story on the 1-year anniversary of checking herself in for a drug detox. 

"I remember getting out of the hospital feeling like death, with a medical taper plan of meds and thinking, 'What have I done to myself?'"

"I celebrated my 30th birthday 5 days later and I remember wanting to die."

Kaitlyn says a lot of people get hooked on those detox meds ... but she instead turned to alcohol to deal with her depression and anxiety.

The former Divas champ didn't detail exactly how she overcame her addictions -- or the drug(s) she was hooked on -- but says she's been able to rebuild her life in the time since.

Kaitlyn left off with a message for anyone in her shoes -- "Never be too proud to ask for help. Be able to wake up and look at yourself in the mirror." 

WWE Superstar Lana Strips Down to Bikini In Crazy L.A. Heatwave

10/25/2017 9:14 AM PDT
Breaking News

How do you stay cool when the temp's over 100 degrees? Bikini beach day!!

That's what WWE superstar Lana did while the rest of the city was melting. 

Lana was rollin' solo in Santa Monica -- no sign of her husband, Rusev ... but we're not complaining. 

The model/reality star/singer -- real name CJ Perry -- is also an actress and appeared as one of the Bellas in "Pitch Perfect" and "Pitch Perfect 2."

By the way, the weather in L.A. is expected to be hot as hell the rest of the week -- so ... good for us! 

The Miz My Fetus Hit the Genetic Lottery

10/24/2017 3:27 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

WWE, reality TV ... IT DOESN'T MATTER -- The Miz says his future daughter will dominate any career she damn well pleases 'cause of her championship pedigree.

"Genetically, she's gonna be a star," The Miz told TMZ Sports ... pointing out that his WWE superstar wife, Maryse, is a physical specimen, too. 

(Note: he's right)

But if his kid wants to break from the family biz, he's down with his daughter following in his "Real World" footsteps too.

"She can do whatever she wants, whatever she puts her mind to."

Kid's due in the spring. Stay tuned ...

Triple H In-Ring Twerk Sesh ... The Rock & Steph Likey

10/23/2017 7:56 AM PDT
Breaking News

How did pro wrestling legend Triple H celebrate his return to the ring?

TWERK! TWERK!! TWERK!!!

The WWE exec strapped on his boots for an event in Santiago, Chile ... and let loose some serious dance moves after his match -- waggin' his hips and shakin' his booty like his life depended on it.

But don't forget -- HHH is a HEEL ... so after boogieing down, he laid out The New Day's Kofi Kingston with his signature pedigree.

Triple H's wife, Stephanie McMahon, clearly didn't think he had it in him -- but The Rock could smelllllllll what The Game was cookin'!!

 

The Rock Might Not Make My Mount Rushmore ... Says Nick Hogan

10/22/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Hulk Hogan's son, Nick, says he's got one tiny problem with Ric Flair's pro wrestling Mount Rushmore -- The Rock

Naitch posted a hilarious photo of his 4 GOATs last weekend -- Rock, The Hulkster, Stone Cold Steve Austin and (of course) himself. WOOOO!

At first, Nick told TMZ Sports he woulda picked the exact same superstars ... but after thinking about it, he couldn't 100% commit to the People's Champ.

Sounded pretty crazy at first ... until you hear his other 2 picks (they were really good). 

Do ya smelllllllllllll ... what Nick Hogan is cookin'??

Ronda Rousey Teases WWE Future ... UFC Husband Going Too?

10/11/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ronda Rousey still won't officially say she's headed to WWE ... but she sure made it seem like something's cookin' when we got her and hubby Travis Browne leaving LAX.

When our guy tried to get it outta her, Ronda came back with -- "If you were a real fan, would you really wanna know?"

Before adding that, "I enjoy it more that way, and I don't wanna ruin anything."  

Interesting ... especially 'cause WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon recently confirmed Rousey's offer is still on the table ... and the UFC mega-star was in a promo with Ric Flair's daughter, Charlotte, just last month.

And now ... we got Travis telling TMZ Sports he might consider a move to the pro wrestling biz too -- "We're still making decisions on my part ... I'm not gonna say no!" 

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