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UFC's Daniel Cormier Cain Doesn't Wanna Fight Brock ... Not in WWE, At Least

3/4/2018 12:15 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Cain Velasquez ain't really gunnin' for a WWE career -- so says his BFF, Daniel Cormier ... who tells us Cain's Brock Lesnar call-out at "Elimination Chamber" was just for fun. 

Velasquez, who beat Brock for the UFC heavyweight championship back in 2010, hit up his first WWE event with Cormier last weekend ... and teased a fight with the Beast inside the squared circle. 

"I could feel at home here! Brock Lesnar, I wouldn't mind taking another belt from you," Cain said on social media.

But Daniel tells TMZ Sports Cain was messin' around -- 'cause that's the kinda guy he is when he's not smashing his opponents' faces in.

That said, Cormier says Cain is dead set on making his UFC comeback this summer -- and wants to fight on the same card he's headlining vs. Stipe Miocic (UFC 226). 

As for his opponent ... DC says that's TBD -- but we all know the door's open for Brock to return. 

Cris Cyborg I'd Fight Ronda Rousey in WWE ... Doubts Ronda's Down

3/3/2018 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Cris Cyborg says there ain't a chance Ronda Rousey would come back to fight her in the UFC ... so, she's lettin' Ronda know she's 100% down to rumble in her new home -- WWE!!

We spoke to Cyborg before her upcoming fight with Yana Kunitskaya at UFC 222 ... and had to get her thoughts on Rousey -- Cris' ex-UFC rival who she literally wanted to "kill" back in the day. 

Cyborg told TMZ Sports she's over the beef ... but would gladly accept an invite to toss her around in the ring.

The only problem -- "If she don't fight (me) in MMA, I don't think she gonna agree fight (me) in WWE."

But, Cris says she's got a plan to get Ronda's attention -- and it involves a STEEL CHAIR.

Before Ronda eats steel, Cyborg's gotta take out Yana -- a UFC newcomer who told us she's got the goods to pull off the MASSIVE upset.

We'll see ... 

WWE Legend Sunny Busted for DUI Twice In 2 Weeks ... Friends Concerned

3/2/2018 12:23 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Another sad twist in the Sunny arrest situation ... we've learned the WWE Hall of Famer was arrested for DUI on two separate occasions before she was thrown in jail this week.

According to police record, 45-year-old Sunny -- real name Tammy Sytch -- was busted in New Jersey on January 23 around 8:53 PM. The incident is Sytch's 4th DUI citation that we know of.

But Sytch got into more trouble on Feb. 2 ... when she was involved in a car accident in NJ around 8:52 AM. Cops say she fled the scene -- but was tracked down and later cited for DUI, as well as leaving the scene of an accident.

Her total DUI count at this point is 5 -- with 3 DUI arrests in 2015 alone.

As we previously reported, Sytch is currently behind bars in New Jersey for other charges -- which include being a fugitive of justice stemming from prior convictions.

FYI, Sytch's rap sheet also includes 5 arrests from 2012 where she was busted for things like burglary and crimes related to domestic violence.

The last time we spoke with Tammy was right about this time last year ... when she was going to rehab to clean herself up. She seemed to be in a good place at the time but things clearly took a turn for the worse.

WWE Legend Sunny Arrested Again 'Fugitive From Justice'

3/1/2018 6:34 PM PST
Breaking News

WWE Hall of Famer Sunny -- real name, Tammy Sytch -- is behind bars again after cops say she was a "fugitive from justice," TMZ Sports has learned. 

Jail records show the 45-year-old is currently locked up in New Jersey on contempt of court and fugitive from justice charges. We're trying to figure out exactly what happened. 

Sytch is no stranger to the law ... she had 3 DUI arrests on her rap sheet from 2015 and was popped 5 times in 4 weeks back in 2012 for things like burglary and crimes related to domestic violence. 

The last time we spoke with Tammy was right about this time last year ... when she was going to rehab to clean herself up. She seemed to be in a good place at the time. 

As for her wrestling career, Sytch was considered the very first WWE Diva -- and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame back in 2011. 

Diamond Dallas Page I Thought Rousey Might Kill Steph In Table-Smashin' Debut!!

2/26/2018 2:50 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

WWE nailed it with Ronda Rousey's in-ring debut -- so says pro wrestling legend Diamond Dallas Page, who explains why Rousey slammin' Triple H through a table was a 10/10.

FYI, Ronda got her first in-ring action at "WWE Elimination Chamber" Sunday night ... and, while her mic work drew some criticism from fans, DDP says the setup to her fued with Trips and his wife, Stephanie McMahon, couldn't have gone any better.

"When she's staring down Stephanie you're wondering if she's gonna rip her head off," DDP told TMZ Sports at his performance center in Georgia.

"Now they have, what I would believe is the hottest woman -- and not just physically, hot like 'red-hot' -- and they just made her even hotter."

Bang!!!!!!

WWE's Brock Lesnar Primed for UFC Comeback ... Says His Advocate

2/22/2018 8:21 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Brock Lesnar's tearin' it up as WWE Universal Champion right now, but there's a very real possibility he goes back to the UFC -- so says the guy closest to Brock in WWE.

We asked Lesnar's advocate, Paul Heyman, about his client potentially stepping back inside the Octagon after WrestleMania (when his WWE contract runs up) ... and he told us why the Beast is ready as ever. 

"The time away (from UFC) actually makes him better because his body gets a chance to heal," Heyman told TMZ Sports.

"Brock Lesnar's probably the healthiest fighter to enter UFC if he decides to do that."

The timing's pretty interesting -- Dana White recently said he wouldn't be surprised if Brock gives it another shot.

FYI, there were also rumors of Brock wanting to come back to fight Jon Jones ... before Jones' positive steroids test in August.

Of course, we had to ask Paul about the possibility of him becoming the mouthpiece for Ronda Rousey, who's basically expected to be the Brock of WWE's women's division ... and he didn't rule it out.

Jeff Jarrett On WWE Hall of Fame: 'Surreal, Getting Goosebumps'

2/19/2018 3:31 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Vince McMahon's former real-life nemesis, Jeff Jarrett, is going into the WWE Hall of Fame ... and no one's as shocked about the news as Double J himself.

TMZ Sports spoke with Jeff just hours after WWE made the announcement -- and even though he got the call several weeks ago, the pro wrestling legend still can't believe it's happening.

"It's still surreal to me -- it really is," Jarrett said. "I'm getting goosebumps just sitting here talking to you."

The 11-time world champion was a huge star with WWF and WCW ... but had a rocky relationship with Vince -- culminating in him being fired ON LIVE TV after McMahon bought out WCW in 2001.

But even though the next decade-and-a-half outside WWE was filled with ups and downs, Jarrett told us -- "I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world."

Jeff adds that he's got nothing but love for the McMahons now ... and he's incredibly grateful and humbled to join Goldberg and others in this year's HOF class.

"There's no denying the fact I have given my professional and, at times, my personal life to this business. So, I wanna thank them and have already thanked them for giving me this opportunity."

FYI, the induction's going down at WrestleMania 34 in April ... where one of Jarrett's biggest stars for TNA Wrestling -- an org. he created to rival WWE -- is one of the headliners.

Ronda Rousey's set to debut at Mania, too ... and Double J is expecting BIG things from her.

WWE's Randy Orton Rousey's Gotta Wrestle ... To Prove She's Special

2/19/2018 12:35 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Ronda Rousey's UFC resume kicks ass, but we gotta pump the brakes on calling her the next big thing in wrestling -- so says WWE superstar Randy Orton

With all the buzz Ronda's gotten since her Royal Rumble appearance, our guy asked Randy if he thinks she's on the fast track to the Mount Rushmore of Pro Wrestling.

The 13-time champ wasn't having it -- telling TMZ Sports it's way too soon to make those kinds of comparisons. After all, Rousey hasn't even had A SINGLE MATCH.

"She has a good chance of being one of the top female wrestlers eventually, but she’s got a long way to go," Orton told TMZ Sports outside LAX.

"The Legend Killer" would know, right?

Jessie 'Mr. Pec-Tacular' Duct Tape Waxes TMZ Photog ... After He Fails Quiz

2/18/2018 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

What happens when "Big Brother" legend Jessie Godderz runs into his favorite TMZ photog?

This time, the answer is DUCT TAPE HAIR WAX -- a punishment for not staying up on "Mr. Pec-Tacular" ... and the reality show that made him famous. 

Jessie flipped the script on our guy at LAX, serving up 3 questions in an impromptu pop quiz.

Our guy only got 1 ... and the former pro wrestler wasn't about to let him off the hook.

Silver lining -- this was the LEAST painful of their encounters ... which have included a submission beatdown and manhood-crushing wedgie.

Better brush up before next time!

WWE's Mark Henry Hulk Can Come Back If He Apologizes To Black Wrestlers

2/17/2018 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Mark Henry has a way for Hulk Hogan to make a complete return to the WWE ... one that he says will allow everyone in the organization to forgive Hogan for good.

Hulk has to apologize, again, but this time to all the existing black talent currently wrestling for the organization.

Mark dropped this knowledge when we got him out in NYC and asked what he thought of Hogan's chances of getting back into fold are, since Hogan's been angling for a comeback.

Although there are many in the wrestling world -- including Ric Flair -- that think it's high time Hogan is let back in, Henry's opinion matters, because he's now a producer for the WWE, and a prominent black voice.

Question is, if that's what it took, would Hogan be willing to do it?

WWE Star Shelton Benjamin I Was Afraid For My Life WHEN I FOUND A GUN IN MY RENTAL CAR

2/14/2018 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Why did WWE superstar Shelton Benjamin fear his life was in danger when he found a LOADED GUN in the glove compartment of his Budget rental car?

"Me being a big black guy in a car with a gun in it? There's no way that scenario ends well for me if the cops come."

Yeah, that REALLY happened to Shelton last week in Kansas City -- where he discovered a loaded Ruger pistol with a spare clip that somebody else had left in the glove box. 

Shelton says his mind raced when he first saw the gun -- wondering if it was used in a crime and if cops would wrongly think it belonged to him. 

But Shelton handled things the right way -- saying he called police immediately and explained the situation ... and cops were cool when they came to collect the weapon. 

In fact, cops told Shelton they see similar situations with guns left in rental cars "all the time."

Yeesh. 

We reached out to Budget for comment -- so far, no word back. 

Hopefully, Shelton gets some free rentals out of the situation ... 

John Cena Slams Ford In $500k Supercar War ... You Suck at Paperwork!

2/13/2018 12:17 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

John Cena is giving Ford a little attitude adjustment of his own -- telling the car company to take their lawsuit over his old $500,000 supercar and shove it.

We broke the story ... Ford claims it sold Cena a super rare "limited edition" Ford GT supercar -- 647 horsepower, 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine with an MSRP of $450,000.

Ford claims they only selected a few people for the privilege of buying the car -- and Cena was one of the lucky ones (Justin Verlander and Joey Logano also own the whip).

The caveat, according to Ford, owners CANNOT resell the car during the initial 24 months of ownership. Ford claims Cena broke the rules and flipped his ride for a profit. They're suing Cena for every penny he got from the sale. 

But in new court docs filed in district court in Michigan, John says he did nothing wrong -- because the final contract he signed said nothing about a 24-month no-resale clause.

Cena says Ford screwed up by not putting the sale restriction in the final binding contract -- and he shouldn't be punished because they suck at paperwork.

Now, he's asking the judge to throw out the case against him.

Stay tuned ... 

Ric Flair Calls Out Ronda Rousey Fight My Daughter!

2/13/2018 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Ric Flair has some WWE matchmaking advice for Vince McMahon -- set Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair, ASAP!!

Ric's daughter is the current "SmackDown" Women's Champion -- and Ric tells TMZ Sports he knows his daughter wants a shot at the newest star on the roster. 

Charlotte has previously told TMZ Sports when it comes to Rousey -- "She knows where to find me."

The good news for Rousey ... Ric and his pal Hulk Hogan are big fans. They love the fact she's a TRUE wrestling fan and were impressed with her tribute to Rowdy Roddy Piper

Speaking of legends ... we also asked Hulk and Ric to name the 4 people who belong on the Mount Rushmore of Pro Wrestling

Spoiler alert: here are some names that DIDN'T make the cut: 

The Rock, Ultimate Warrior, Randy Savage, Undertaker, John Cena, Triple H, Shawn Michaels and Sting.

Discuss ... 

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