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CM Punk GUARANTEES VICTORY ... 'I'm Gonna Win'

8/31/2016 8:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

CM Punk GUARANTEES he's gonna beat Mickey Gall's ass at UFC 203 ... and says he might just bust out one of his famous WWE wrestling moves to get the job done!!

TMZ Sports spoke with Punk earlier this week ... less than 2 weeks before his UFC debut. Topics ... everything from 'your message to the critics?' to 'your greatest strengths in the Octagon?'

But the best part ... when Punk flat out says he's "gonna win" on September 10th.

Check out the clip ... it's awesome!

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Bill Goldberg 'Wheels In Motion' For WWE Return

8/29/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0826_goldberg_wweGet ready for a snowball in hell ... 'cause sources tell TMZ Sports pro wrestling legend Bill Goldberg is in talks with WWE honchos about a possible return to the squared circle. 

It's huge news considering Goldberg HATED Vince McMahon when he left WWE back in 2004 -- and repeatedly vowed to never work for the company ever again.  

But Goldberg recently struck a deal to appear in the WWE 2K17 video game -- and sources tell us the two sides are now talking about expanding their working relationship. 

In fact, when we shot Goldberg out last week ... we noticed that his anti-WWE stance has softened in a big way ... and said he would even entertain an offer if company officials wanted to make a deal. 

"Life's too short to dwell upon past differences," Goldberg told us ... who also pointed out that he's 49 years old and the "clock's ticking."

One plugged in source tells us Goldberg's people have been in touch with the WWE about a return and "the wheels are in motion."

We reached out to Goldberg's rep, Uncle Louie, but he had no comment. 

Stay tuned ... 

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WWE's Mr. Fuji Dead at 82

8/28/2016 12:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0828-mr-fuji-wwe-04WWE legend, Mr. Fuji, died Sunday morning ... the WWE announced.

Mr. Fuji -- real name Harry Fujiwara -- became a superstar not only as a wrestler, but also as a manager for stars like, George "The Animal" Steele and Yokozuna.

Best known for throwing salt into the eyes of his opponents ... Fuji was a 5-time WWE Tag Team champ.

Later in life ... he moved to Tennessee and opened a training dojo.

He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007.

#RIP

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WWE Star Enzo I Body Slammed Victor Cruz ... In HS Football Game

8/28/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

What happens when a future NFL star meets a future WWE star on a high school football field?

According to WWE star Enzo, an NFL player took a ring-style body slam ... and he claims he delivered one of those to none other than NY Giants WR Victor Cruz.

We got Enzo -- and his tag team partner, Cass -- out in NYC and asked him to tell us about one of the proudest moments in his athletic career ... the time he claims he took it to VC.

Check out the clip -- Enzo is an absolute character ... and gives the most hilariously disrespectful play-by-play we've ever heard.

BTW -- the tackle in question is ON VIDEO ... watch below and see if it lives up to the hype.

Dana White Vince McMahon's a 'F***ing Maniac' ... But I Respect Him

8/26/2016 11:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0826_dana_white_vince-mcmahon_tmz-getty"He's a f***ing maniac, he's an animal, he's a competitor, he wants to win. That's his nature and I respect it." -- Dana White on Vince McMahon

The UFC honcho opened up about his working relationship with the WWE tycoon on Ric Flair's podcast this week ... and while he says it hasn't always been smooth sailing, it's obvious he respects the guy.

"Vince has been very difficult in the past but the past several years he's been much better," White said. 

White says working with the WWE on the recent deal that allowed Brock Lesnar to fight at UFC 200 -- along with a deal to get Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania 31 -- were "probably the best experiences."

"If you look at what Vince McMahon has accomplished in all of his years and to still be on top and still be doing it ... The guy's got enough money, he's in it because he loves it, he's in it because he's still passionate about it." White said.

[h/t Damon Martin

WWE's Finn Balor How'd I Celebrate Victory??? ... With My Parents!

8/22/2016 8:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

So, how does a man who calls himself the "Demon King" celebrate winning the WWE Universal Championship???

By hanging out with Mr. and Mrs. Demon King. 

We got Finn Balor out in NYC moments ago -- and he told us there was no insane raging at the clubs after he beat up Seth Rollins at "SummerSlam" at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. 

BONUS -- He also told us what special meal he chowed on during the victory celebration with the folks. 

There are reports Balor suffered an injury to his right arm Sunday night -- but as far as we could tell from the clip, he didn't appear to be wearing a brace ... then again, he was wearing a jacket. 

Hopefully, he's okay. 

WWE Superstar Eva Marie Adderall Prescription At Root of Suspension

8/19/2016 6:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0819-eva-marie-instagramThe banned substance that triggered a WWE wellness policy violation for Eva Marie is Adderall, but we're told Eva is adamant she had a prescription, and will appeal the punishment. 

As we previously reported, Marie was hit with a 30 day suspension this week for allegedly violating the policy -- which covers everything from substance abuse to annual physicals and cardiovascular health. 

Our WWE sources tell us ... all performers are REQUIRED to disclose all medication to WWE officials for company approval.

We're told in Eva's case ... the WWE claims the medication was NOT properly approved, thus the violation

Sources connected to Eva say she claims she has a legit prescription from her doctor. 

We reached out to Eva, and she said ... “I am disappointed that this suspension has occurred, yet understand and respect that WWE upholds their Wellness Policy to the letter and won't compromise on its integrity."

She added, "I violated policy by not turning in portions of required paperwork in the time frame WWE Medical deemed timely. I look forward to my return!” 

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Big Show I Still Love Conor McGregor ... Even Though He Trashed WWE

8/19/2016 3:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Here's proof Conor McGregor still has HUGE support in the WWE ... Big Show saying despite CM's vicious diss of the whole organization ... he's still a fan of the Irish hell-raiser.

We got Big Show out in NYC and asked what his response was to Conor dissing the entire organization ... calling them a bunch of "messed up p***ies."

Other wrestling legends like Ric Flair came out HARD against McGregor but Big Show played the big diplomat ... singing CM's praises, and not ruling out a future WWE stint for the UFC king.

Check out the clip ... and appreciate the love. 

WWE's Randy Orton Secret to Beating Brock Lesnar? ... 'Just Takes One RKO!'

8/19/2016 9:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Is WWE superstar Randy Orton nervous to square off with Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam this weekend?

HELL YES ... and he's man enough to admit it. 

"I know I'm gonna get tossed around that ring like a rag doll," Orton told us in NYC Friday ... "But I also know what it takes to beat Brock."

So, what's the secret to victory?

"It just takes one RKO ... at least, I'm hoping."

Ya gotta watch the clip ... Orton says he feels great and is ready to reclaim his crown as the biggest dog in the WWE. 

WWE Legend Tammy Sytch Ducks Jail In Triple DUI Case

8/18/2016 12:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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WWE Hall of Famer Tammy Sytch -- aka Sunny -- just caught a HUUUUGGGE break in her triple DUI case ... avoiding serious jail time thanks to her 97 days in rehab. 

Sytch appeared in court in Pennsylvania on Thursday to be sentenced for the three DUI convictions she racked up in 2015. 

Each DUI carried a maximum of 90 days in jail -- but Sytch pulled off a miracle in court. 

The judge sentenced her to a grand total of 90 days in jail for all 3 DUIs -- but gave her jail credit for the 97 days she spent in a rehab center earlier this year ... so says her attorney Matthew Schnell. 

In addition, she got 5 years parole with bi-weekly alcohol testing, 125 hours of community service and will have to pay roughly $2,100 in fines. 

We're told the judge also made it clear ... Tammy's in a zero-tolerance situation -- one slip-up and it's the pokey for her. 

Tammy tells us ... she's 152 days sober, feels great and dedicated to staying on track. 

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WWE's Eva Marie Suspended for Wellness Policy Violation

8/18/2016 12:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0818-eva-marie-wwe-01WWE superstar Eva Marie has been suspended for violating the organization's talent wellness policy ... this according to Pro Wrestling Sheet.

The "Total Divas" star is just the latest WWE superstar to get busted -- following Alberto Del Rio, Paige and Roman Reigns

The details surrounding Marie's violation are unclear -- but the policy covers everything from drugs to PEDs and more. 

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'Total Divas' Star Paige Happy Birthday ... You're Suspended

8/17/2016 3:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0817-paige-wwe-01"Total Divas" star Paige got an unpleasant gift on her 24th birthday -- she got suspended for 30 days for violating the organization's talent wellness policy, WWE just announced.

The suspension, a first for the wrestler, will begin Thursday.

It's unclear what triggered the violation.

The news comes the same day her BF and WWE superstar Alberto Del Rio got suspended for violating the same policy.

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WWE's Alberto Del Rio Suspended for 30 Days ... Wellness Policy Violation

8/17/2016 10:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0817-alberto-del-rio-wwe-01WWE superstar Alberto Del Rio has been suspended for 30 days for violating the organization's talent wellness policy, WWE has announced. 

Del Rio is one of the biggest stars in the WWE -- a former 2-time world heavyweight champion who just wrestled (and lost to) John Cena Tuesday night on "SmackDown Live."

The exact violation is unclear ... though the policy covers everything from substance abuse to annual physicals and cardiovascular health. 

The WWE says the suspension will begin tomorrow -- and note that it's Alberto's first violation of the policy. 

[h/t ProWrestlingSheet]

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