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The Undertaker

Wrestlemania Loss Was Dead Wrong

4/9/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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If the Undertaker's crushing loss to Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania XXX only happened because The Dead Man suffered an unscripted concussion ... we smell controversy.

No one wants to bury his WM streak at 21 wins!!

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Ultimate Warrior

Dead at 54

Collapsed at AZ Hotel

4/8/2014 8:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The Ultimate Warrior is dead ... he died suddenly and horrifically, right in front of his wife.

We've learned Warrior collapsed without warning outside an Arizona hotel at 5:50 PM Tuesday ... while walking to his car with his wife.

He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Warrior -- real name James Hellwig -- was a true WWE legend ... and was one of the most iconic wrestlers of all time.  He was 54-years-old.

Warrior was just inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame the night before Wrestlemania XXX this weekend ... and this week he made his first appearance on "Monday Night Raw" in years.

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Triple H just tweeted, "Saddened to announce the passing of the Ultimate Warrior. Icon and friend. My sympathy to his wife Dana and his daughters."

Stephanie McMahon also tweeted, " Your strength of character is to be admired. There will never be anyone like you. Your spirit lives on in your family."

Hulk Hogan -- Warrior's greatest rival -- has also tweeted, "RIP WARRIOR. only love. HH"

Kevin Nash wrote, "So happy I embraced Warrior with a hug when we saw each other backstage Saturday night.My heart goes out to his family.Always Believe."

Warrior posed for some pics at the airport in New Orleans around 6am Tuesday morning.  We're told he was in great spirits and offered to take photos with any fan who approached him.

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WWE posted a message on the official website saying, "WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior. "

"Warrior began his WWE career in 1987 and quickly went on to become one of the biggest stars in WWE history. Warrior became WWE Champion at WrestleMania VI, defeating Hulk Hogan in an epic encounter. We are grateful that just days ago, Warrior had the opportunity to take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame and was also able to appear at WrestleMania 30 and Monday Night Raw to address his legions of fans."

"WWE sends its sincere condolences to Warrior’s family, friends and fans. Warrior was 54 and is survived by his wife Dana and his two daughters."

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Iron Sheik

Undertaker's Loss Was a Conspiracy!

4/8/2014 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The Iron Sheik has joined the grassy knoll lunch club ... claiming The Undertaker's loss at WrestleMania 30 was an off-the-cuff conspiracy triggered by an injury during the match.

It was a shocking loss ... breaking a record 21 wins in a row.

Undertaker suffered a serious concussion during his match against Brock Lesnar.  A fringe cell -- including Iron Sheik -- believes Undertaker was supposed to win but after the injury there was a mad scramble to change the plan because Undertaker wasn't physically able to seal the deal.

The problem with the theory -- lots of people at the center of the WWE say Undertaker handpicked Brock years ago and more than likely planned to pass the torch at Sunday's event.

Stone Cold Steve Austin

Hell Yeah

... I'll Be at WrestleMania!

4/3/2014 12:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Stone Cold Steve Austin WrestleMania 30Stone Cold Steve Austin just touched down in New Orleans to make an appearance Sunday at WrestleMania XXX ... but when it comes to what he'll be doing, the legendary wrestler remains tight-lipped.

Stone Cold hightailed it to N.O.L.A. this morning for the 30th anniversary of WrestleMania -- which airs live on the WWE Network -- but refused to tell a photog at the airport what role he'll play at the event.

Austin hasn't been to Mania in 3 years ... and we're guessing he didn't fly all the way across the country to NOT Stone Cold stun some jabroni.

... and that's the bottom line.

WWE Star Jerry Lawler

Andre the Giant Was a Legend

... At The Bar

3/23/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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032114_jerry_lawler_launch_v2The only undefeated pro wrestling champ ... when it comes to drinking ... is Andre the Giant -- so says another WWE legend -- Jerry "The King" Lawler.

Before he was announcing, Lawler used to wrestle and hang with the French giant -- and tells us A.T.G. could drink more than anyone he knows ... or YOU know, for that matter.

As Jerry walked out of LAX ... he also revealed the exact amount of beer it took to get 7'4", 500 lb. Andre drunk, and let's just say ... George Lopez would be proud.

Definitely ... Eighth Wonder of the World.

Hulk Hogan

BIG Girl Thieves

RIPPED OFF My Store!

3/19/2014 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Hulk Hogan's Florida beach shop was hit by three chicks who distracted the manager ... while a fourth made off with a signed boot. Simple, and effective. 

Hogan tells TMZ his staff discovered one of the pieces of Hulk memorabilia -- a signed wrestling boot -- went missing. But a quick look at surveillance video solved the mystery.

Here's what happened ... four girls came in and chatted up the manager. After luring the manager to the front of the store, one of the four snuck back in and lifted the boot.   Someone who has seen the video tells TMZ ... the women are large and in charge.

Hulk tells us he's planning to file a police report today and hand over the surveillance video.  He also says the girls showed off Michigan IDs to the manager, so they're probably in town for spring break.

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Clearwater PD tells TMZ they are investigating the theft. They say the shoe was taken by "a heavyset white female in her 50s" -- while a worker got distracted by someone knocking over a statue of Hogan outside the store.

Ronda Rousey

I'm Down For WrestleMania, IF ...

3/18/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Rowdy" Ronda Rousey is totally down to get in the ring with the WWE's finest at WrestleMania ... but she'll only appear with her posse.

Rousey and her roommate/UFC fighter Shayna Baszler posted a video of the two mixing it up in the ring last week -- the rumor mills went wild ... and we're told she'd be stoked to wrestle a legit match at WrestleMania.

Sources close to Ronda say she's busy with movies and real fighting ... but if WWE honchos wanted to make it happen they can get the ball rolling by hiring her crew -- the Four Horsewomen -- Baszler, Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke.

0314-Ronda-Rousey-Sub-instagram-01We're told the fighter is saying WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans next month would be out of the question ... but if the WWE is interested, she'd be down to make it happen at next year's event in SF.

Fun Fact: Ronda confesses she jacked her nickname Rowdy from Roddy Piper.

Mr. T

To Be Inducted Into WWE Hall of Fame, Fool

3/17/2014 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Mr. T pities anybody who isn't in the WWE Hall of Fame ... because after playing a pivotal role in launching WrestleMania 30 years ago -- the 80s star is finally getting his due.

Vince McMahon says ... T will be this year's celebrity inductee into the Hall of Fame, telling TMZ,  "His WWE appearances were instrumental in helping to establish WrestleMania as the pop-culture phenomenon it is today."

Mr. T famously said he turned the WWE down for a H.O.F. spot in 2009 ...  but now the two sides have buried the hatchet -- and the "A-Team" star will take his rightful place in the celebrity wing.

If you're too young to remember -- Hulk Hogan and T teamed up at the inaugural event ... he also took part in a special boxing match at WrestleMania II against Roddy Piper.

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The Hall of Fame ceremony airs on April 5 ... and will air in its entirety on the WWE Network.

No word on who's inducting T.

With Hogan recently returning to the company though -- we're guessing he's a lock, brother.

Hulk Hogan to CM Punk

Please Come Back

to the WWE!

3/9/2014 8:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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030914_hulk_hogan_launch_v2Count Hulk Hogan among the legion of WWE fans who hope CM Punk makes a wrestling comeback in the near future.

Punk has been radio silent (no interviews and his Twitter account has been quiet for over a month) since he quit the WWE. As TMZ first reported, Punk was pissed that he was passed over for the title match at next month's WrestleMania event in favor of Batista.

When our photog spotted the Hulkster yesterday in New York, he made it clear ... he wants CM back in the squared circle where he belongs.

From your lips to Vince McMahon's ears.

Vince McMahon

CAUGHT SHARTING ON SMACKDOWN

... Says Jim Ross

3/3/2014 3:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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WWE honcho Vince McMahon accidentally dropped a powerbomb of his own during a taping of "Monday Night Raw" ... sharting himself in KHAKI PANTS right before a live segment ... so says Jim Ross

Ross was dishing on his former boss' "Al Roker" moment during an interview on the "Opie & Anthony" radio show ... saying Vince was trying to jokingly fart in a producer's face ... when his plan backfired, literally. 

"It got liquid," Ross said ... "He sharted."

And how did everyone know? Jim says it stank ... plus, the evidence was splattered all over Vince's khaki pants. 

As The Rock would say ... Can you SMELLLLLLLLLLLLL what McMahon is cookin'? 

Yes. And it smells like crap.

Wrestling Legend Goldberg

My Pet Goat Is

Ba-a-a-a-a-d

3/2/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Ex-WWE Superstar Goldberg has a new pet more terrifying than Stone Cold ... more destructive than Hulk Hogan.

Goatberg has issues.  He's peed all over the floor and munched on ritz crackers ... without invitation.  Short story ... the goat's a terror, but the Goldberg's couldn't be more in love.

Bill Goldberg tells TMZ ... his wife is a huge animal lover and when he found out her horse trainer was trying to unload the goat -- he took it off the guys hands.

Goldberg says they have plenty of room on their 30-acre property near San Diego ... but the goat is kind of a house pet.

Although the goat is free to chill he actually makes the floors warmer.  Moments after this photo was snapped -- the goat went #1 on his wood floor.

Who's next?

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Big Daddy V

Cremated and Ready for Gifting

(Yes, Gifting)

2/27/2014 11:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Ex-WWE superstar Big Daddy V's body was cremated earlier this week ... and his widow has slightly eerie plans for the ashes ... TMZ has learned.

Cassandra Frazier tells TMZ ... the ashes of her husband Viscera -- a.k.a. Nelson Frazier Jr. -- will be put into 500 pendants and placed on necklaces, and then she's going to gift them to his loved ones.

Cassandra says for now she's storing BDV's ashes in an urn at home until their she's ready to hand out the keepsakes.

As we previously reported ... BDV died of a heart attack earlier this month.

Hulk Hogan

THREATENED BY OLD RIVAL

I Want a Rematch!!!

2/25/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022414_tiny_lester_launchHulk Hogan ... you might get KNOCKED THE F OUT ... because the guy who played Deebo in "Friday" wants a piece of you in the ring ... AGAIN.

Of course, wrestle-a-holics know ... before he terrorized Ice Cube, Tiny Lister played Zeus in the 1989 wrestling flick "No Holds Barred" ... where he battled the Hulkster for the first time.

After the movie, the two wrestled in the WWF a couple of times ... with "Zeus" losing every match.

Now, with Hulk gearing up for his "comeback" ... Lister says he wants the first shot -- saying, "We got some unfinished business!!!"

Lister is 55. Hulk 60 -- hopefully, no one breaks a hip.

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