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Pro Wrestler Bret Hart Older Bro, Smith Hart, Dead at 68

7/2/2017 3:23 PM PDT
Breaking News

Smith Hart -- the oldest sibling of the Hart wrestling family, and brother to Bret Hart -- has died after a battle with cancer.

Former WWE wrestler David Hart Smith -- Smith's nephew -- posted a message Sunday saying his uncle had died. Smith's own Facebook page posted a message as well confirming his death. 

Smith was the oldest of 12 in the Hart wrestling family, and appeared in WrestleMania 26 alongside his younger brother, Bret ... who wrestled Vince McMahon in 2010. Smith wrestled professionally through the '70s, '80s and '90s, and made appearances on WWF and WWE.

Smith was apparently foreshadowing his death for a while now. He posted a pic of himself at his younger brother Owen's grave site ... with the caption "Thought I'd visit with Owen today. I'll see you soon brother." Owen died tragically in 1999 during a WWF pay-per-view event due to an equipment malfunction.

Smith has been in the hospital fighting terminal cancer since at least June of this year.

He was 68.

Donald Trump Posts Altered Video of Wrestlemania I Can Clothesline CNN!!!

7/2/2017 7:02 AM PDT
Breaking News

10:41 AM PT -- CNN released a statement saying ... "It is a sad day when the President of the United States encourages violence against reporters. Clearly, Sarah Huckabee Sanders lied when she said the President had never done so." They go on to say he should stick to doing his job ... instead of attacking their network. Donald Trump went ham on Twitter Sunday, posting a video of himself at Wrestlemania 23 where he beat up Vince McMahon, but this time he superimposed CNN as the recipient of his fake violence.

What can we say ... he is a President obsessed with cable news beyond reason.  

What's especially troublesome ... everyone knows wrestling is fake, but the images look real, and the message is clear ... he's determined to pound the life out of CNN.

Somebody help, please.

Big Show Bautista Will Be As Big As The Rock ... 'Just a Matter of Timing'

7/1/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Does Big Show think Dave Bautista has what it takes to rival The Rock as the biggest actor in Hollywood??

"Abso-freakin'-lutely."

We spoke with the WWE legend about Bautista's skyrocketing success in the movie biz with roles in huge flicks like the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' series ... and Big Show thinks it's just the beginning for Drax.

It's a huge compliment ... especially since The Rock was the highest paid actor in 2016, reportedly raking in $64.5 MILLION last year.

Big Show says he's proud of his wrestler-turned-actor friends ... and admits he wants to get in on the action.

WWE 'Tough Enough' Winner Brain Tumor Returns ... Emergency Surgery Scheduled

6/28/2017 5:27 PM PDT
Breaking News

"WWE Tough Enough 3" winner Matt Cappotelli says he's undergoing emergency brain surgery on Thursday after doctors found a "very large tumor" in his brain. 

Cappotelli was diagnosed with a tumor in 2005 -- just a couple years after winning a WWE contract in the reality TV competition. His big break was coming ...  but surgery forced him into retirement at age 27. 

Everything seemed to be going well ... until the tumor returned. 

"Waiting to be taken for my MRI and get prepared for my second brain surgery tomorrow," Cappotelli said in a statement Wednesday on his wife's Facebook page.

"Just found out the tumor that I had removed 10 years ago has come back much more aggressively and needs to be dealt with."

"It's a very large tumor and there is a portion that is inoperable."

"The portion that they're hoping to remove will be sent for pathology, which will determine what exactly we are dealing with and provide insight on future treatment plans and the next steps for the inoperable portion in my brain stem #John9:1-3."

Cappotelli was a tough S.O.B. on the reality show -- taking a beating from wrestling legend Bob "Hardcore" Holly ... and still coming back to win the show. 

We rooted for him then. Rooting harder now. 

LaVar Ball Praised By Lakers' Owner ... Loved WWE Cameo

6/28/2017 6:13 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

LaVar Ball is already making the right impression on his son's new boss -- with Jeanie Buss telling TMZ Sports the Big Baller did a "terrific job" on WWE's 'Monday Night Raw.'

The Lakers owner was leaving Craig's in West Hollywood when she dished out praise for Lonzo Ball and his dad ... and credited Magic Johnson for bringing the family on board.

"I have complete confidence that Magic Johnson has put together the pieces that we need."

She added, "Him and Rob Pelinka, our general manager, have really REALLY re-energized the roster."

The praise continued ... "Our coach, Luke Walton, is a coach that understands the modern NBA and I'm just looking forward to summer league which starts next Monday in Las Vegas!"

We also asked about her ex-boyfriend, Phil Jackson, and his situation in NY -- but Jeanie wasn't havin' it.

WWE's David Otunga I Wanna Wrestle With Lavar Ball!! ... Make it Happen, Vince!!

6/27/2017 4:23 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

WWE star David Otunga says he was so blown away by LaVar Ball's shirtless antics on Monday Night Raw ... he wants to wrestle him ... and he's asking Vince McMahon to make it happen!

We spoke with the Raw commentator about LaVar's wrestling debut ... and Otunga says it was the most entertaining part of the night, even if he went "off the rails."

Otunga hopes Ball gets invited back ... saying he'd dust off his spandex for a shot at LaVar ... if Vince gave him the green light. 

Otunga -- who's engaged to Jennifer Hudson -- also talked to us about a movie he made with his son for Father's Day ... and it's safe to say David Jr. takes after his star parents.

Wale LaVar Ball 'F***ing Killed It' on WWE ... Man's a Genius

6/27/2017 7:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

LaVar Ball got a major stamp of approval from one of the biggest celebrity WWE super fans on the planet, Wale -- who tells TMZ Sports the Big Baller "f**king killed it" on 'Raw.'

Here's the deal ... Wale is such a huge wrestling fan, he once socked a dude in the FACE at a live event back in 2014. He takes this stuff seriously.

So, with some people tearing LaVar apart for his crazy topless cameo -- the rapper went to bat for the leader of the BBB ... saying he straight-up LOVED IT.

That said ... Wale says LaVar has limits when it comes to his career in the squared circle.

LaVar Ball The Shirt Comes Way Off At WWE Raw!!!

6/26/2017 6:55 PM PDT

LaVar Ball got really into his appearance at WWE Raw ... seeing how he took off his shirt and flexed for all of America Monday night.

LaVar was facing off against The Miz in the ring, and as soon as the wrestler mentioned he was the Michael Jordan of WWE ... LaVar was up and shouting. Nothing like a little MJ talk to get the Mr. Ball rolling.

At first, he tries to get his son, LaMelo, to handle the situation -- but Miz gets right in his face for some classic trash talk. Then Miz loses his shirt ... and LaVar does the same. 

It's sure to go down in WWE history ... just check out those pecs. 

LaVar & Lonzo Ball BBB Invading WWE ... On Monday Night Raw

6/26/2017 3:02 PM PDT
Breaking News

It's official: The WWE is about to get body slammed by the Big Baller family.

LaVar Ball -- rockin' a fresh Triple-B tee -- was photographed backstage with WWE superstar Titus O'Neil at Staples Center ... confirming a ProWrestlingSheet report that Vince McMahon and co. had been recruiting the Ball fam for Monday Night Raw in L.A. 

WWE announced that both Lavar and Lonzo would be guests on "Miz TV" ... a bit hosted by WWE intercontinental champ The Miz.

The Balls might not be the only stars in attendance ... there have also been rumors that Stone Cold Steve Austin could make a cameo.

Watch out for the stunner, LaVar!

Post Malone Stone Cold Inspired a Song And Maybe Even My Wrestling Career

6/25/2017 1:17 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Post Malone is giving props to Stone Cold Steve Austin for being the inspiration to one of his songs ... and perhaps a shot at getting in the ring himself.

We got Post Sunday outside of the JW Marriott in L.A. and asked if he'd be down to do with Steve what he's doing with A.I. and his song "White Iverson. Sounds like he's all in ... Steve's just gotta make a call.

Then Post starts talking wrestling, and says he'd be down to throw down some suplexes on the mat if the opportunity presented itself. Again ... WWE just needs to pick up the phone.

Wait'll you hear who his coach for that would be ... hint, it ain't Stone Cold. 

Lil Yachty I'm Ready For Wrestling Debut!! ... I'm Talkin' With WWE

6/24/2017 12:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Wanna see Lil Yachty get his ass kicked?! You might be in luck... 'cause the rapper says he's in talks with WWE to take a major beatdown from wrestling superstars!!

Lil Boat was at LAX when we noticed he was rockin' a Hardy Boyz shirt, so we had to ask if he'd ever take his chances in the squared circle.

As it turns out, the 19-year-old says he's already had a meeting with the wrestling company to make "special appearances" in the ring.

Yachty breaks down his dream tag team ... and even gives us an idea of his signature move.

Ric Flair Kane for Mayor ... WOOOO!

6/21/2017 10:45 AM PDT
Breaking News

WWE legend Kane has some serious political firepower in his corner -- THE NATURE BOY!!!

Ric Flair just cut a WWE-style promotional video to support his friend Glenn Jacobs -- who's running for mayor of Knoxville County, Tennessee. 

Naitch even promises to hit up a local campaign rally on July 12 -- saying, "I will be there live and in color to support my very close friend, Glenn Jacobs."

And you KNOW he ain't cutting a promo without his signature sign-off ... 

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dave Bautista Homophobes Can 'Suck My Balls'

6/7/2017 9:06 AM PDT
Breaking News

"Guardians of the Galaxy" star Dave Bautista says he's the "proud son of a lesbian" -- and invites anyone who has a problem with that to "suck my balls."

The ex-WWE superstar has a been a warrior for LGBTQ rights -- and really, equality all around (see his response to the LeBron James vandalism). And when a fan on Twitter thanked him for his support, Drax the Destroyer came with the best response ever. 

"Obviously no thnx necessary but I appreciate the acknowledgement. Proud son of a lesbian and anyone who has issue w/ that can suck my balls."

Bautista has talked about his mother before -- most memorably when Manny Pacquiao compared LGBTQ people to animals. 

"My mom happens to be a lesbian so I don't f**king take that sh*t," Dave told us last year ... "If anyone called my mother an animal I'd stick my foot in his ass."

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