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Jerry 'The King' Lawler Busted for Domestic Violence ... Pistol Involved

6/17/2016 5:59 AM PDT
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Wrestling legend Jerry "The King" Lawler -- and his 27-year-old fiancee -- were both arrested in Memphis Friday morning after allegedly attacking each other ... and cops say a gun was involved. 

It all went down at Lawler's home around 1 AM. Lawler's fiancee, Lauryn McBride, claims the 66-year-old hit her in the head and pushed her against a stove -- and then got an unloaded pistol and told her to kill herself. 

But Lawler tells a different story, according to WREG.com, the WWE star told cops McBride scratched him in the face, fired a candle at him and then kicked him in the crotch. 

As for the gun, Lawler told authorities McBride was the one who pulled it out. He also says she was very drunk at the time of the incident. 

When cops arrived -- both Jerry and his fiancee were arrested for domestic violence. 

update_graphic_red_bar7:14 AM PT-- A rep for the WWE tells us Lawler has been suspended indefinitely per the organization's zero tolerance policy on matters involving domestic violence. 

10:03 AM PT -- Both Jerry and Lauryn have been released from custody. They're due back in court on Monday. 

Bo Jackson 'I Don't Know Who Brock Lesnar Is'

6/14/2016 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Bo don't know Brock ... apparently. 

With Brock Lesnar referring to himself as "the modern day Bo Jackson" -- due to his UFC and WWE success -- we went right to the 2-sport authority and asked Bo himself how he felt about the comparison.

Bo -- who was at Eric Dickerson's charity golf tournament -- told us straight up, "I don't even know who Brock Lesnar is, man."

Ouch.

WWE Stars Lana and Rusev We're Having Two Weddings!

6/5/2016 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0602-main-lana-wwe-rusev-wwe-tmz-6WWE superstars Rusev and Lana are DOUBLING DOWN on their upcoming marriage -- with TWO separate weddings on two different continents ... TMZ Sports has learned.  

First stop ... Malibu -- where the two will trade "I dos" in a romantic beach ceremony in July.

We're told the guest list for Wedding #1 is packed with huge stars including all the people from "Total Divas" cast and a ton of Lana's co-stars from the 'Pitch Perfect' movies (including Anna Kendrick). 

In fact, we're told two Barden Bellas will be bridesmaids -- Brittany Snow and Kelley Jakle.

Then it's on to Wedding #2 ... which will go down in Bulgaria, Rusev's home country.

We're told it was important for Rusev to have a ceremony in front of his family -- so, they'll tie the knot a second time in September at a 1,000-year-old monastery. 

Congrats!! (x2) 

Ex-WWE star Rob Van Dam Wife Files for Divorce But We Don't Hate Each Other

5/27/2016 4:11 PM PDT
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0527-rob-van-dam-sonya-van-dam-wife-divorce-split-TMZ-GETTY-02Rob Van Dam's wife is tapping out of their marriage -- filing divorce docs to end their 17-year union and asking the judge to restore her old name, TMZ Sports has learned. 

Sonya Szatkowski filed court docs in L.A. citing irreconcilable differences. The two married in 1998 but Sonya claims they separated back in December. They have no minor children. 

Sonya is asking for spousal support and says Rob should have to pay her attorney's fees. She's also asking the judge to restore her name from Szatkowski to Delbeck. 

We spoke with Sonya who tells us the two are still on relatively good terms -- they're still talking -- but she just decided the marriage wasn't working anymore. 

She added, "It’s a private time. It’s a hard thing for me to even talk about."

It's especially sad considering Rob and Sonya's love story was pretty well known -- Sonya often traveled with RVD during his wrestling career so she could be ringside for his matches. 

John Cena Damn! My Chick's a Knockout

5/18/2016 7:26 AM PDT

0518-nikki-bella-john-cena-akm-01Even John Cena was hypnotized by his GF Nikki Bella's cleavage during an event in NYC.

The WWE Diva -- with a huge hand from her low cut gown -- managed to make a boring TV industry event worth attending. In a sea of grey and navy blue suits ... Nikki dazzled.

Who says Cena's no longer the champ?

John Cena I'm 70% In the Gym ... After Shoulder Surgery

5/17/2016 9:04 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The beast is (almost) back! 

John Cena says he's making insane progress in the gym since undergoing shoulder surgery back in January ... telling TMZ Sports he's at 70% ... but vows to be back at full strength VERY soon. 

The WWE superstar was out in NYC with his girlfriend, Nikki Bella, when he told us he's been putting in serious physical therapy work in hopes of a full recovery. 

"I'm probably 30% off of what I was operating at November 2015 ... but being at 70% is still pretty damn good."

He also gave a shout-out to his strength trainer -- Rob MacIntyre at Hard Nocks South ... the same guy who pushed him to bust out a 481 POUND BENCH PRESS back in the day. 

#Beast

Chyna Recorded Sad Final Weeks ... For Documentary Film

5/14/2016 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

In the week before her death, Chyna recorded several videos of herself for a documentary that was supposed to be about her comeback ... instead, they show just how bad her situation really was. 

The videos show a clearly troubled and inebriated Chyna with a bloody gash and severe bruising on her right eye. 

0513_chyna_hit_tmz_wmWe spoke with film maker Rob Potylo who says Chyna insisted the wounds were from a random champagne bottle attack at a liquor store ... but he believes she was injured in a drunken fall and was too embarrassed to admit it. 

Potylo says he was extremely concerned when he saw the videos and got in touch with Chyna's attorney to discuss a plan of action to help her out.

In fact, Potylo says Chyn's team had reached out to WWE to help get her into rehab -- but they simply ran out of time. Chyna died as they were working out the details. 

Potylo says he now realizes the videos were cries for help -- and feels terrible that they weren't able to save her. 

"I love her and miss her dearly every day."

Chyna Appeared Drug-Free on 'Botched' For Breast Surgery

5/13/2016 10:41 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0513-wwe-chyna-tmzChyna showed no signs of addiction several months before her death ... so were the observations of a doctor who tried to undo her bad plastic surgery.

Sources connected with the production of "Botched" tell TMZ ... Dr. Terry Dubrow was clear that there were no drugs in Chyna's system that would have interfered with or prevented the surgery. There were several dozen people involved in the shooting, and they say she was lucid and clear.

Chyna appeared to correct a previous breast surgery.

As for the show, we're told producers have decided not to air it, out of respect for the WWE legend.

TMZ broke the story ... Chyna died of a possible overdose. She was 46.

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WWE's Adam Rose Faces the Judge Wife Begs For Mercy

5/12/2016 7:12 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Shackled and sporting an orange jail jumpsuit, WWE superstar Adam Rose appeared in Florida court Thursday in his domestic violence case ... where his wife begged the judge to cut the guy a break. 

Rose was arrested Wednesday morning after allegedly roughing up his wife -- and then smacking the phone away from her when she called 911. He's been charged with battery and tampering with a witness. 

The judge wanted to hit Rose with a restraining order -- barring him from contact with his wife. But shockingly, she begged the court to reconsider ... because she wants him to come home. 

During the hearing, Rose's wife said they have a special needs child who needs both parents.

Rose's lawyer also argued Rose's actions were "not aggressive or painful" but rather "more of a passionate, 'Hey, let's talk about this.'"

The judge mentioned a PREVIOUS domestic violence incident in March -- and expressed concern about a pattern of abusive behavior. But in the end, Rose's wife got her wish ... and the judge held off on the restraining order.

The judge also set a low bond -- $1,000 -- which means Rose will probably be out of custody by the end of the day. He's been ordered to see his pastor for counseling once a week until his next court date in June.

WWE Superstar Adam Rose Arrested for Domestic Violence

5/11/2016 9:46 AM PDT
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12:39 PM PT -- Rose has now been suspended indefinitely by the WWE, according to our friends at ProWrestlingSheet.

A WWE rep told the site, "WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Raymond Leppan has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest."

update_grey_gray_barWWE superstar Adam Rose got busted for domestic violence after allegedly grabbing his wife by her face during an argument.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Rose was arrested at 1:30 AM Wednesday in his Florida home. Rose grabbed Cassandra Leppan and pulled her toward him as he screamed at her, according to the report.

The docs list the reason for the argument as "marital problems."

Cassandra called 911, but according to the report Adam ripped the phone away from her -- which is why he was booked for felony tampering with a witness, as well as domestic violence.

He's being held without bail until his arraignment.

Rose's arrest comes on the heels of the WWE handing him a 60-day drug suspension.

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Chyna Busted Drunk and Sleeping Outside ... Months Before Death

5/7/2016 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0506_chyna-tmzChyna was seriously struggling before she died -- so much so, police found her wasted and passed out on the ground outside her apartment building ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement tells us they got a call in November for a woman lying unconscious at 7 AM in Redondo Beach, CA -- and when they arrived, officers found Chyna. We're told she was slurring her speech, had bloodshot eyes and reeked of booze.  

Cops say Chyna admitted drinking wine the night before and said she decided to sleep outside because she was struggling with her keys. She was also carrying nearly $20k in cash she says she made at an autograph session.

Paramedics on scene determined she was too drunk to take care of herself, and cops booked her for public intoxication. 

Chyna was found dead on April 20. Her cause of death is still under investigation. 

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WWE's Eva Marie Jacket Holds On for Dear Life

5/6/2016 8:09 AM PDT

Here's WWE superstar Eva Marie ... proving the button that held her jacket together was the "real MVP" at an event in Hollywood Thursday night. 

Stephanie McMahon Chyna Will Be In HOF ... 'At Some Point'

5/6/2016 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Fear not, wrestling fans ... pro wrestling legend Chyna WILL be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, so says WWE honcho Stephanie McMahon who tells TMZ Sports it's only a matter of time.

After Chyna passed away last month, McMahon called her a "pioneer in our industry" -- and fans wanted to know when she'll be enshrined among the greatest in her sport.

Everyone knows the HOF was extremely important to Chyna -- and people close to her claim she was depressed about the snub before she passed away. 

So when we saw Steph in NYC Thursday, we had to ask if plans were in motion. 

"I'm SURE that we will see Chyna in the Hall of Fame at some point in the future. I'm not sure exactly what year that will be, but there's no denying her contributions to WWE."

There's more ... we also talk about fellow WWE HOFer Donald Trump -- and if Steph thinks WWE fans will show up in force to help get him elected. 

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