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Ex-WWE Star Matt Hardy

Cops Plea in Domestic Violence Case

I Promise I'll Be Good!

2/24/2014 12:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Former WWE superstar Matt Hardy just played a round of legal "Let's Make a Deal" in Virginia -- stay out of trouble for 2 full years ... and you won't go to jail for beating up your wife.

Hardy and his wife Reby Sky have each pled "No Contest" to assault and battery charges stemming from a violent domestic altercation at a Virginia motel back in January ... in which both Matt and Reby emerged bloody and bruised.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... in exchange for the pair of "no contest" pleas, Hardy and Sky are required to complete an anger management course, pay some court fees and stay out of trouble for 2 years ... and the case will be dismissed.

As for the marriage ... we're told Matt and Reby are still together and plan on staying that way.

Jake "The Snake" Roberts

I Have Cancer

2/23/2014 7:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0223-jake-the-snake-wwe-01Jake "The Snake" Roberts has a cancerous tumor behind his knee ... and the wrestler says it's slowly growing into his muscle -- so he needs emergency surgery to remove the growth.

Roberts tells TMZ ... he noticed a tumor behind his knee the size of a half dollar last month so he had it tested ... and on Friday doctors told him the test came back positive for cancer.

Jake says he's scheduled to go under the knife Tuesday morning ... and after a few weeks off -- he'll make his return to Jersey Championship Wrestling on March 14th -- cancer, or not.

Jake adds, "If the devil can't defeat me, cancer doesn't stand a chance in hell! Pray for sick children who face this horrible disease 'cause The Snake will be just fine."

As for his upcoming induction into the WWE Hall of Fame ... the wrestler says nothing will stop him from getting to New Orleans for the ceremony.



Hulk Hogan

WHOLE FAM SUPPORTS WWE COMEBACK

... Except My Ex!

2/23/2014 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022214_nick_hogan_launchWhen Hulk Hogan makes his long awaited return the WWE, his entire family will be there to support him ... with one big, blonde exception ... so says Hulks son.

After we broke the story that Hulk inked a deal to come back to the McMahon family business for Wrestlemania XXX ... TMZ Sports spoke with Hulk's son Nick who tells us he's pumped!

"The energy of him coming back is just insane!"

Nick says he'll be ringside to support his dad ... so will his sister Brooke -- but as for his mom Linda ... it's clear Hulk shouldn't reserve an extra seat for his ex.

Still, Nick -- who's blowin' up on the EDM scene -- tells us he's so excited for his pop, he's gonna work on a remix for the Hulkster's legendary intro music.

"Fight for what's right, FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE"!



CM Punk

UFC 170 Hangout Was Just For Fun

... Says Dana White

2/22/2014 10:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0222-cmpunk-twitterCM Punk's first public outing since walking away from the WWE last month was Saturday night in Las Vegas at UFC 170 ... and even though he was sitting ringside with the company's head honcho -- Dana White says they didn't talk one word of business.

TMZ Sports spoke with Dana White about his visible hangout with Punk seen by millions on Pay Per View ... and the UFC Prez says they were just watching the fight as friends.

Dana adds, "He is a friend and a fan.  We have literally never talked about wrestling or fighting or anything else work related since I've known him."

As we previously reported ... Punk quit the WWE in January after feeling like he was getting snubbed out of a main event match at "Wrestlemania XXX".  Earlier this week Vince McMahon told investors the wrestler is currently "taking a sabbatical" from the company.

WWE Superstar The Miz

My Wedding Was Awesome!

2/22/2014 8:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Former WWE Champ The Miz tied the knot this week in the Bahamas ... marrying his longtime girlfriend/former Diva Maryse Ouellet -- and it sounds like the whole event was pretty baller.

TMZ Sports obtained photos of their nuptials -- which took place Thursday at the One and Only Ocean Club -- where they said "I Do" in a garden overlooking the ocean and filled with 12th century ruins.

We're told a private party was held for the newlyweds afterward at the Atlantis resort ... and they were surrounded by giant aquariums filled with sea life.

WWE Superstar Zack Ryder was on hand for the special occasion (pictured below) ... as well as former WWE Diva Kelly Kelly.

Mazel Tov!

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Hulk Hogan

COMING BACK TO WWE

2/21/2014 8:46 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Hulk Hogan is returning to the WWE, brother ... TMZ Sports has learned.

We know .. Hogan has been training at the WWE Performance Center in Florida ... and our rock-solid wrestling sources tell us the Hulkster will make his re-debut with the WWE on "Monday Night Raw" on Feb. 24th.

It's unclear if Hulk -- who hasn't been with the WWE since 2007 -- will actually be wrestling a full match ... but we're told he plans to get physical.

Hulk's return is scheduled to coincide with the debut of the new WWE Network.

But wait, there's more ... we're told Hulk will also appear at Wrestlemania XXX in April ... but it's unclear what his role will be.

HULKAMANIA!!!!!!

WWE Star Big Daddy V

Dramatic Weight Loss

Before Deadly Heart Attack

2/20/2014 1:16 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Ex-WWE superstar Big Daddy V was on the road to getting healthy -- losing about 100 lbs. -- which is why his death by a heart attack this week shocked everyone who knew him ... according to his wife.

Cassandra Frazier tells TMZ ... V started getting healthy last year after doctors said his blood pressure was way too high, and it was affecting his diabetes.

She says the wrestler reacted by removing most salt and sugar from his diet ... losing most of the weight in the last 6 months -- and doctors said his blood pressure dropped to a healthy level.

Obviously, the weight loss came too late ... or it was too much too quickly.

B.D.V. died from a major heart attack Tuesday night.

Cassandra says, "I guess the Good Lord wanted him... I wanted him too, but He won."

WWE Star Big Daddy V

Dies from Heart Attack

2/19/2014 6:21 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0218-big-daddy-v-wweWWE superstar Big Daddy V -- real name Nelson Frazier Jr. -- died Tuesday night after suffering a major heart attack.

The WWE issued a statement confirming Frazier's death -- saying, "Our deepest condolences go out to Frazier's family, friends and fans."

During his run in the WWE, Frazier -- who also went by the name Mabel -- was a World Tag Team Champion, Hardcore Champion and the 1995 King of the Ring.

Big Daddy V's friend MVP tweeted out his condolences after learning of his death -- writing, "I'm going to put one in the air for my fallen colleague Big Vis. This sh*t always sucks but some suck more than others."

Frazier Jr. was 42.

WWE Star Paul Heyman

I Don't Miss My Ponytail

2/17/2014 11:36 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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WWE star Paul Heyman says he doesn't miss the iconic ponytail he chopped off his head last month ... telling TMZ Sports he finally realized his "power" didn't stem from his greasy lock of love.

A freshly-shorn Heyman was cruising Hollywood Friday night with supermodel Ellie Gonsalves ... when he explained how he came to grips with the self-scalping.

The wrestling villain -- who happens to be Brock Lesnar's business adviser in real life -- also told us why the ex-UFC champ won't be making any trips to L.A. in the near future.

Hint: BROCK SMASH!!!

Betty White

Crashes 'Monday Night Raw'

'I'm Gonna Kick Some Ass!!!'

2/11/2014 9:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Can you SMEEEEELLLLLLLLLLL what Betty White is cookin?!??!

WWE got straight up "Golden" on "Monday Night Raw" last night ... when the 92-year-old appeared with Big Show and declared, "I'M GONNA KICK SOME ASS!!!"

The crowd went INSANE ... chanting, "BETTY! BETTY! BETTY!"

Unfortunately, Betty didn't actually wrestle ... but it's too bad this whole thing didn't happen 20 years earlier -- she could've settled the infamous beef with Bea Arthur IN THE RING!!

Fun Fact: Bea HATED Betty ... though Betty says she doesn't know why Arthur harbored the grudge.

WWE Star William Regal

The Worst Wrestling Costume Ever Is ...

2/11/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Wrestling and bad costumes go hand-in-hand sometimes ... and WWE Superstar William Regal says when it comes to the worst of all time -- one wrestler's outfit blows away the competition.

From the Gobbledy Gooker to Max Moon ... the wrestling world has seen its fair share of bad costumes -- but on his way out of LAX Regal told us the costume Faarooq wore in his WWF debut (pictured below) is by far the worst ever.

In fact, Regal says Faarooq himself would admit it takes the cake for bad outfits. 

DAMN!

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WWE Star Paul Heyman

Triple H Did NOT Force Me

To Chop Off My Ponytail

2/6/2014 3:54 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Legendary wrestling villain Paul Heyman recently hacked off his iconic ponytail ... but he insists it was NOT because the WWE's head honcho wanted him to update his look.

Heyman recently returned to the WWE with Brock Lesnar ... but his signature ponytail was nowhere in sight. 

In Thursday's WWE Inbox Paul was asked if Triple H ordered the chop.

The ECW pioneer blanched and said he had a very good reason that had nothing to do with HHH.

R.I.P. -- Heyman's Ponytail 

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WWE Superstar Ryback

Dominates

Wing-Eating Competition

2/3/2014 9:58 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
020314_ryback_wings_launchWWE Superstar Ryback took his catchphrase "Feed Me More" to the next level during the halftime of the Super Bowl ... by devouring the competition in a local wing eating contest.

Ryback posted video of the competition during yesterday's game ... and based on the footage, "The Big Guy" was clearly hungry -- 'cause he annihilated poultry like the Chinese in a Bird Flu scare.

The best part ... ya gotta watch Ryback's celebration in the restaurant after his commanding victory.

Chicken domination.

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