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Sting Retiring From Wrestling ... Neck's Too Jacked Up

3/17/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0316-sting-wwe-01Sting's wrestling career is over ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Long story short ... the wrestling legend messed up his neck real bad at his "WWE Night of Champions" match against Seth Rollins back in September -- and was never able to recover

Sources connected to Sting tell us he was evaluated by several doctors who all agree -- it's just too risky for the wrestler to get back in the squared circle ... so, he's decided to hang up his singlet.

We're told the 56-year-old was formally diagnosed with cervical spinal stenosis -- a condition affecting the nerves that can result in extreme pain and discomfort.

In fact, it's the same condition that forced fellow WWE superstar Edge to retire in 2011.

Our sources tell us Sting may make his official announcement next month at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony in Texas ... but we're told it's a done deal. 

As far as Sting's future -- it's up in the air. We're told Sting is open to a non-physical role with the company ... but we're told no formal offer has been made. 

Sting was a legend in the ring ... rising to superstardom in the late '80s before becoming the face of the WCW and a huge fan favorite in the WWE. 

#Respect

WWE's Neville Emotional Reaction to Fractured Ankle

3/16/2016 6:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nothing fake about this ... WWE superstar Neville was so distraught after breaking his ankle during a televised match this week, he nearly cried when the WWE doctor confirmed the injury. 

Check out this video of Neville getting checked out by Dr. Chris Amann after his match at "Raw" ... you can see how heartbroken Neville was to learn that his injury was most likely a fracture. 

(You can see video of the actual injury here ... but it's nasty)

WWE eventually confirmed what Amann suspected ... the ankle was broken.

The good news ... Neville won't need surgery -- and he's only expected to miss 2 to 3 months. 

[h/t ProWrestlingSheet]

Daniel Cormier Jon Jones Told Me to 'Suck His D***'

3/4/2016 2:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Daniel Cormier says Jon Jones' good guy image is all BS -- claiming Jon privately called him the "biggest p***y he ever met" and told him to "suck his d***."

It all went down at a UFC media event in Vegas -- with DC saying that Jon is a fraud ... and hasn't learned a damn thing from all of his issues outside of the Octagon. 

Jon took exception and they went off on each other ... insane. 

The two will settle it in the cage at UFC 197 next month. 

Mick Foley's Daughter Smokin' Hot Model Yeah, I'd Do Playboy!

3/4/2016 10:34 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Meet Noelle Foley ... the ridiculously hot daughter of wrestling legend Mick Foley -- who happens to be an aspiring model who says she's down to do Playboy. 

The good news for Mick ... Playboy's non-nude these days. Deep breaths, Mick ... 

Noelle says she's also into wrestling and says "something is in the works" with WWE. 

Noelle was also out in NYC with her longtime boyfriend -- so, we had to ask ... did you actually crap your pants the first time Noelle brought you home to dad???

You gotta watch the clip ... Mick's not just a legend in the ring, he might also be the greatest future father-in-law (no pressure) of all time! 

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Bret Hart OFFICIALLY BEATS CANCER ... Says Jim Ross

3/1/2016 9:53 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Bret Hart kicked his cancer right in the face -- and has essentially defeated the illness ... so says Bret's good friend and fellow wrestling legend Jim Ross

Ross appeared on "The Gunz Show" on Idobi / 77 WABC Radio and said he was recently texting with Hart -- who announced last month that he had been battling prostate cancer. 

"They removed the cancer by removing his prostate," Ross said ... "His cancer is a non-issue now, thank god."

Ross added, "All issues are resolved and addressed ... so that's the good news about Bret Hart."

To quote another legendary wrestler ... "OH, HELL YEAH!" 

WWE's Seth Rollins Secret Breakup With Wrestler Girlfriend

2/25/2016 8:21 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0225-seth-rollins-zahra-schreiber-GETTY_INSTAGRAM-01Seth Rollins is officially back on the market ... 'cause the WWE superstar and his wrestler girlfriend are down for the count. 

Rollins had been dating former WWE wrestler Zahra Schreiber since at least last year -- and stuck by her side after she was fired by WWE in August over anti-Semitic posts on Instagram. 

But according to ProWrestlingSheet.com ... the two "quietly broke up last month" -- and she's already moved out their place. 

So far, no word on why they broke up.

Dave Bautista Calls Out Vince McMahon 'You F**ked Titus O'Neil'

2/23/2016 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Dave Bautista says Vince McMahon "f**ked" Titus O'Neil by suspending him 60 days for touching the WWE honcho during an incident on "Raw" earlier this month ... and now he's trying to talk Titus into quitting for good. 

Bautista was at LAX when he ripped into McMahon for essentially overreacting over the incident -- saying, if anything, Vince should've had a one-on-one conversation instead of hitting Titus with such a harsh punishment. 

Now, Bautista -- who left WWE and became a huge movie star -- says Titus should follow his lead ... because he shouldn't have to stand for that crap and can make more money elsewhere. 

Question is ... will Titus take his advice? 

WWE's Edge Ladder Matches Did Me In ... Jacked Up My Neck

2/18/2016 11:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Still think wrestling is fake? 

WWE legend Edge says the damage he sustained from all of those famous ladder matches was VERY REAL -- and says the years falling from crazy heights jacked him up so bad, he had to retire. 

Edge was famous for performing in TONS of ladder matches during his career -- and with Daniel Bryan recently retiring due to concussion concerns, we asked if he had similar issues.  

But Edge says it wasn't his head that was problem -- "I fell off ladders a lot and that took a toll on the neck."

Edge retired in 2011 and had surgery to put 3 plates in his neck -- but isn't bitter about it. In fact, he's still very involved with the WWE. 

Stone Cold Steve Austin No Concussion Epidemic In WWE Daniel Bryan's the Exception

2/12/2016 8:04 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Stone Cold Steve Austin does NOT believe the WWE  has a CTE problem on its hands -- saying the issues with Daniel Bryan are isolated ... and a direct result of his wrestling style. 

Bryan retired from wrestling earlier this week -- citing health concerns (including post-concussion seizures) after suffering at least 10 concussions during his career.

The big question ... will Bryan's issues lead to a sweeping changes in pro wrestling to protect the entertainers? 

Stone Cold doesn't think so.

"I just think Daniel Bryan worked a very physical cruiser weight style ... and finally after everything that he did, it kinda took it out of him. I don't think it's gonna be an epidemic, I just think it is what it is."

Daniel Bryan I'M RETIRING FROM WWE ... Here's Why

2/8/2016 10:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0208-daniel-bryan-WWE-01WWE superstar Daniel Bryan is officially DONE in the squared circle -- claiming he's retiring at 34 years old for medical reasons. 

Bryan just issued a statement saying, "Due to medical reasons, effective immediately, I am announcing my retirement. Tonight on Raw, I'll have a chance to elaborate. #gratitude."

Bryan has talked about his medical issues in the past -- telling "Busted Open" he had concussion issues. 

He has also praised WWE for protecting him by making him seek treatment from a barrage of specialists and preventing him from getting in the ring until he was cleared by doctors. 

Now, with this announcement ... it doesn't appear he'll ever get the clearance and that might be why he's hangin' it up for good. 

Story developing ... 

Steve Austin I Don't Wanna See Sunny's Porno Friends Don't Watch Friends Bang

2/7/2016 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Count Steve Austin out for a screening of fellow WWE legend Sunny's sex tape ... 'cause the rattlesnake says he's "not interested" in watching his old pal get carnally pinned.

Austin was arriving at LAX when we had to ask ... is there any chance he might check out "Sunny Side Up" ... his ex co-worker's first foray into the world of lube and regret.

Peep the video -- Austin makes it clear he has zero chance of putting eyes on the work of art ... saying the two were just too friendly back in the day for him to be into it.

Good man. We'll watch for you and let you know how it turned out.

Cryme Tyme We Want Back In the WWE

2/3/2016 11:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Former WWE superstar Shad Gaspard -- part of the tag team Cryme Tyme -- says he and JTG are ready to make their triumphant return to the WWE ... if Triple H will have them back. 

TMZ Sports spoke with Gaspard out in L.A. and he told us straight up -- "The honest truth is me and Jay would love to come back to the company."

Shad was released from the WWE back in 2010 and has focused on his acting career ... but says his true passion is wrestling -- and he's confident he can come back better than ever. 

So now, the ball's in WWE's court -- stay tuned.  

WWE Diva Tammy Sytch Challenges Chyna to a Sex Match!

2/2/2016 8:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0201-tammy-sytch-chyna-TMZ-Twitter-01Tammy Sytch is licking her chops at the release of her celeb porn video that hit the Internet Monday and challenged former wrestler turned porn star Chyna to a match.

Now that she's prime time in the porn world, Tammy's taking the opportunity to challenge her friend Chyna, telling us ... "without a doubt she can kick my ass in the wrestling ring, but I really don't think she stands a chance against me where it matters most. In the bedroom."

Tammy's feeling confident, now that her Vivid Entertainment video "Sunny Side Up" is live on the web, but remember ... Chyna is no stranger to the porn ring.

Tammy even gave her the option of either a one-on-one sex match or they could bring in a man and see who taps out first. 

Let the games begin! 

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