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WWE Taps Out ... On 'Submission Sorority'

8/7/2015 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0807-wwe-divas-instagram-01The WWE fixed its colossal XXX mistake ... by dropping its Divas team name after it accidentally pointed fans toward tons of Internet porn. 

According to the WWE, it changed Paige, Charlotte and Becky's Submission Sorority because its TV programming is PG -- and they didn't know the name had porn ties.

As we reported ... the search results for Submission Sorority turned up thousands of porn results.

During Thursday night’s episode of "SmackDown" the Diva team name was quietly changed to PCB on parts of WWE's website. Charlotte even started hashtagging with it.




Porn Site to WWE Thanks for the Publicity Your Fans Love Our Moves Too!

8/6/2015 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0805_submission-sorority_wweThe WWE just made a XXX-sized oops ... by naming a group of their Divas after a hardcore porn series -- which likely directed their fans toward the wrong kind of pile drivers.

During "Monday Night Raw," WWE unveiled Submission Sorority -- the new official team name for sexy Divas ... Paige, Becky, and Charlotte. Sure, it's a badass name ... but an Internet search for the team points you to tons of links for a porn series called HazeHer, produced by BangBros.

Social media went nuts after 'Raw' -- some people thought it was hilarious, but others were pissed kids could be exposed to porn.

BangBros traffic analyst Delilah Mcginnis says their web traffic shot up 56% overnight, and they saw a 35% rise in subscriptions. 

Not shockingly, we're told the porn co. plans to send Vince McMahon a 'thank you' gift basket -- God only knows what will be in it.



'Rowdy' Roddy Piper Family Calls for Worldwide Moment of Silence During His Funeral

8/5/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0804-roddy-piper-tmz-02"Rowdy" Roddy Piper's funeral is scheduled for next week in Oregon and the family is inviting all of his fans to take part in a moment of silence to honor the late wrestler. 

Piper's daughter Ariel tells TMZ the family is having a private funeral in Oregon on August 11, which will not be open to the public.

But Ariel says at 10:30 AM the day of the funeral, they're asking Piper's millions of fans to observe a moment of silence ... which they'll observe at the service as well.

A memorial will be held in L.A. August 17 at the Comedy Store in Hollywood, but that service will be private as well. 


Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer

8/3/2015 9:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0803-jimmy-superfly-getty-01Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka -- a wrestling legend who had an intense rivalry with "Rowdy" Roddy Piper in the 1980s -- has been diagnosed with stomach cancer.

In an interview with Bill Apter, Snuka's wife, Carole, said the 72-year-old legendary highflier recently underwent surgery to remove part of his stomach and his lymph nodes. The hope, according to Carole, is that the surgery was able to remove the cancer entirely.

Carole said of Snuka's recovery, "He still has a long road ahead of him, and the doctor says he's an amazingly strong man. We all know how strong Jimmy is, and Jimmy can take a beating."

She added, "He also wants to let his fans know that he's not done yet."

Roddy Piper He Should Get a Statue ... Says Wrestling Star JTG

8/1/2015 2:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Roddy Piper deserves a monument ... to honor his incredible life and career ... so says former WWE star JTG.

JTG says he was a huge Piper fan from the first time he met the legend at Wrestlemania ... and says the guy was ALWAYS a warm, welcoming dude that would greet people with hugs and kisses.

As for the statue, it's just an idea for now ... but with how beloved Piper was -- ya gotta think, it's not out of the question.

'Rowdy' Roddy Piper Dies at 61 From Cardiac Arrest

7/31/2015 2:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0731_roddy_piper_gettyWrestling legend "Rowdy" Roddy Piper has died at the age of 61 ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Piper -- born Roderick George Toombs -- died from cardiac arrest in his sleep at his home in Hollywood on Thursday night. He was discovered on Friday. 

Piper was a wrestling icon -- one of the biggest stars in the WWE back in the '80s, and even wrestled in "Wrestlemania I" back in 1985 ... squaring off against Hulk Hogan and Mr. T. 

Roddy's rep tells us, "I am devastated at this news. Rod was a good friend as well as a client and one of the most generous, sincere and authentic people I have ever known. This is a true loss to us all."

Piper had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2006, but last November he said he was cancer free. A family source tells us he was "cancer free" at the time of his death.

A family member tells us, "Our family is saddened by the sudden passing of our father and beloved husband, Roderick Toombs aka Rowdy Roddy Piper." 

Roddy was admitted into the WWE Hall of Fame back in 2005 and was one of the top 50 villains in the history of the WWE.  

Piper had a long relationship with WWE -- last wrestling back in 2008 ... but appeared on various WWE shows up until 2014.  

Roddy is survived by his wife Kitty and their 4 kids -- including 3 daughters and son Colton who's pursuing a career in professional wrestling. 

The death is especially shocking considering we just spoke to him on Friday and asked his opinion about the Hulk Hogan scandal.


Ric Flair On Roddy Piper: 'World Won't be the Same'

7/31/2015 4:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0731-flair-piper-tmz-01Ric Flair -- one of Roddy Piper's longest and closest friends -- has issued a statement to TMZ Sports on the death of the wrestling legend:

"We've shared the ring, traveled the world, maintained a friendship throughout the ups and downs of the wrestling world, and battled to see who was the better heel," Flair said.

"It's almost impossible to express my grief. My condolences to his children and to his wife Kitty. I'll miss you Roddy. The world will never be as Rowdy without you. " 

Hulk Hogan Roddy Was My Best Friend ... I'll Miss Him

7/31/2015 3:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0731-hogan-piper-tmz-getty-01 Hulk Hogan tells TMZ Sports ... he's devastated over the news of his friend Roddy Piper -- saying, "I will forever miss him."

"He was my best friend. He is a legend."

Hogan adds, "God's gain is our loss. May his family in this time of need, find peace. Much love forever, HH."

Hogan and Piper were the two of the biggest stars in wrestling back in the '80s -- and famously did battle at "Wrestlemania I" in 1985. 

But outside the ring, they were tight -- and remained friends for decades. 

The Iron Sheik has also issued a statement ... saying, "Roddy Piper. I love you forever. God bless you bubba."

WWE legend Virgil -- "My main man. Always had my back. RIP #RoddyPiper."

Kevin Nash -- "RIP to Roddy Piper. Prayers to his family and loved ones."

Bill Goldberg -- "#RIP #RoddyPiper ........damn sure one of the good guys. Gonna miss ya buddy"

Jim Ross -- "Rest in peace, Roddy Piper. You will live in our hearts forever"

UFC's Dana White -- "Sad day. RIP Rowdy Roddy Piper."

John Cena -- "One of the true greats of all time. My heart goes out to his family and the fans he entertained over the years. RIP Rowdy."

WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon -- "Roddy Piper was one of the most entertaining, controversial and bombastic performers ever in WWE, beloved by millions of fans around the world. I extend my deepest condolences to his family." 

We're constantly updating this post .... 


Bret 'The Hitman' Hart Trolls Meek Mill Over Diss Track

7/31/2015 10:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0731-bret-the-hitman-hart-meek-mill-GETTY-TMZ-01Another Canadian superstar is going in on Meek Mill -- Bret "The Hitman" Hart ... who just poured salt in the wound ... saying Meek's diss track was WEEEEAAKKKK!!!

"I’m glad to see a fellow Canadian walk away with the championship gold around his waist #drake #canadian #ovo #thebestthereiswasandeverwill," Hart posted. 

And as our friends at BSO pointed out, he also posted a pic of Drake's OVO owl. 

0731-subasset-bret-hitman-instagramDepending on who you talk to, Bret "The Hitman" Hart is the greatest Canadian professional wrestler of all-time and is considered one of the greatest if not the greatest technical wrestler of all-time. 

The fact even he is dissing Meek Mill tells you how big this battle between Drake and Meek has gotten.

If you wanted to use a wrestling analogy to describe the beef, Drake is currently John Cena and Meek is Fandango.

Yes, it is going that bad for Meek at the moment.

20 Sexy Shots of Charlotte Flair & Her Abs To Wrestle Your #WCW Love!

7/29/2015 12:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Charlotte Flair may be following in her famous father's footsteps on WWE's "NXT" -- but her abs are something Ric Flair only ever dreamed of having.

Before you tap out, check out 20 shots of Charlotte's seriously sexy stomach!

John Cena BREAKS NOSE ON LIVE TV ... From Knee to Face

7/28/2015 6:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking nose

0728-john-cena-wwe-noseStill think wrestling is fake?? 

WWE superstar John Cena -- star of one of the biggest movies in the country right now -- broke his nose during Monday Night Raw last night ... after Seth Rollins bashed him in the face with a flying knee. 

Despite blood dripping from his honker, the "Trainwreck" star continued with the match 

WWE doc Steve Daquino says Cena suffered a nasal fraction -- and explained, "He’s got quite a bit of displacement, so we sent him over to the local emergency room so he can be evaluated by the ears, nose and throat doctor who’s on call tonight and see what can be done to properly repair it."


By the way, Cena ended up WINNING the match. 

Big Show John Cena's 'Trainwreck' Junk ... Is Too Much for Me

7/25/2015 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

John Cena naked might be a glorious thing to behold, but his fellow WWE star Big Show draws the line at seeing the man's semi-erect penis on a massive movie screen.

We got Big Show at LAX, and filled him on (spoiler alert) Cena's scene in "Trainwreck" where he shows off a good bit of his championship goods. The big man's reaction is priceless -- at first, he's totally comfortable, but the details of the scene push him over the edge ... in a funny way.

Also comical -- our photog suggested Big Show, who played college hoops at Wichita State, could have taken Shaquille O'Neal back in the day.

Yes, he's a 7-footer ... but every man knows his limit.

George Foreman Quit Grilling Hulk ... He's a 'Good Guy'

7/24/2015 3:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0724-george-foreman-hulk-hogan-tmz-01Boxing legend George Foreman isn't jumping on the bandwagon against his "friend" Hulk Hogan -- and swears he's not a racist.

Foreman told TMZ Sports ... “I have known Hulk Hogan for well over 20 years. I do not condone the language he used, but he is no racist, he is a good guy."

And instead of distancing himself from Hogan -- on the heels of the n-word scandal -- the ex champ went out of his way to verbally embrace him. 

Foreman added, "He is a friend of mine. We have hung out together and we have even been in the ring together. I consider him a friend.” 

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