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Ex-WWE Star Shad Gaspard Crushes Armed Robber ... Idiot Pulled a BB Gun On Me!

12/11/2016 2:06 PM PST
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Former WWE superstar Shad Gaspard nailed a real-life takedown of an armed robber Saturday night at a Florida convenience store. 

Coral Springs PD tells TMZ Sports ... they responded to a call around midnight for an attempted armed robbery at the store. According to police, the suspect appeared to be drunk, walked up to Shad and said, "Hey man, buy me a beer." When Shad said, "There's a better way to ask than that" ... police say the suspect whipped out his firearm.

The store clerk says Shad quickly shoved the suspect against the cooler door, grabbed the guy's gun and it fell to the ground.

Shad tells us he was trying to remove the gun's magazine when he saw an air canister compartment, and realized it was just a BB gun. The 6'7", nearly 300 lb. ex-wrestler took over at that point -- taking the dumbass to the ground and holding him until officers arrived.

Pro Wrestling Sheet also reported Shad's heroics, which were pretty bad ass ... especially considering he didn't know it was a BB gun. That makes no difference to cops, btw -- the suspect was booked for robbery with a weapon.

#STO

Lacey Von Erich I Was Forbidden To Date Wrestlers ... Too Many Drug Overdoses And Suicides

12/11/2016 12:45 AM PST
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Lacey Von Erich -- part of the legendary Von Erich wrestling family -- says she was forbidden to date wrestlers by her family ... because the profession is riddled with drug addiction and suicide.

We got Lacey -- who's developing a female wrestling league with Hulk Hogan's daughter, Brooke -- and she talked to us about her childhood crush on The Rock ... pretty fun stuff.

Lacey then opened up why she's glad they did -- her father, Kerry, along with his brothers, Chris and Mike, committed suicide ... and her other uncle, David, died of a suspected drug overdose ... pretty rough stuff.

Alberto Del Rio Vince McMahon Would Be Better Prez Than Trump

12/8/2016 4:00 PM PST
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If Vince McMahon has White House ambitions, he's already got 2 supporters on board ... Alberto Del Rio and Paige ... who say the WWE honcho would make a MUCH better prez than Donald Trump

First off, Alberto HATES Trump ... with a passion. 

But when we asked the pro wrestler about the President-elect naming Linda McMahon to head his Small Business Administration ... he didn't seem too confident in his former WWE boss. 

Still, Alberto and Paige say they love Vince (probably because Paige still works for him) -- and think he's got the brains to be a solid Commander in Chief one day. 

Hey, don't rule it out ... 

Odell Beckham's Cousin Gunning for the WWE

12/8/2016 2:39 PM PST
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Odell Beckham's cousin, Terron Beckham, says he pivoting from his NFL dream ... and trying to pursue a career in the WWE as a jacked up pro wrestler!!! 

Terron famously earned himself a tryout with the NY Jets earlier this year -- and although coaches were impressed, he didn't get a contract. 

Still, Beckham has been training like a maniac to pursue a career in pro sports -- and says he's recently been in contact with the WWE.

In fact, he joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs Thursday night on FS1) -- and talked about his possible wrestling name and finishing move!! 

Look out, AJ Styles ... Terron's comin'. 

Stone Cold Steve Austin 3:16 Goes 9MM at Tactical Gun Range

12/4/2016 12:20 AM PST
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WWE legend Steve Austin can easily dismantle a bad guy with a well-placed Stone Cold Stunner -- but that didn't stop him from working out his trigger finger at the gun range ... and TMZ Sports has the footage.

Stone Cold recently stopped by Taran Tactical Innovations in Simi Valley, CA to throw some lead down on their tactical range with a Sig Sauer MPX 9mm. In layman's terms: one badass rifle.

Check him out as he opens a can of whoop-ass ... just don't throw him a beer.

'Superfly' Jimmy Snuka Terminal Cancer ... 6 Months to Live

12/2/2016 12:29 PM PST
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WWE legend Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka is in bad shape ... with his doctor claiming his stomach cancer is terminal and he only has 6 months to live.

73-year-old Snuka Skype'd into a court hearing in his murder case from his hospice in Florida -- and during the hearing, his doctor dropped the bombshell about his health.

Snuka's doctor said he's been suffering from a bunch of infections and his prognosis isn't good.

As for the murder case, Snuka is accused of killing his then-girlfriend, Nancy Argentino, back in 1983.

The judge had previously declared Snuka not mentally competent to stand trial. Friday's hearing was an update to see if his mental state had changed ... but no official decision was made.

[h/t Sarah Cassi

Brooke Hogan Not Exactly Denying Hulk WrestleMania Claims

11/30/2016 11:51 AM PST
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She got in huge trouble for saying WWE was trying to court Hulk Hogan for WrestleMania ... but Brooke Hogan ain't exactly backing off her claim.

We saw Hulk's daughter at LAX and asked her why she suggested Vince McMahon was reaching out to Hulk if that wasn't the case.  

Watch the clip ... she never says her comments were untrue -- and when asked to clarify she told us:

"How can I put it? What is a way that wont get me in trouble? ... He's capable of anything."

Remember, Hulk adamantly denied it. But after watching this ... it seems there's more going on behind the scenes than Hulk wants you to believe. 

Dave Bautista THE ROCK 4 PREZ 'Better Candidate Than F***ing Trump'

11/22/2016 12:45 AM PST
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The Rock already has a major celebrity supporter if he REALLY decides to run for the White House -- his old WWE buddy Dave Bautista ... who says Rock is a "better candidate than f**king Trump!"

The "Guardians of the Galaxy" star was at LAX when we started talking politics -- specifically about The Rock toying with the idea of running for president when he's finished dominating Hollywood.

"I'd vote for him," Bautista said ... "He's a decent person, decent human being, good leader, smart."

Plus, Bautista adds ... "If Trump can win, anybody could definitely win."

Goldberg To Brock Lesnar: I Dare You To Elbow Me Like Orton ... I Ain't No Bitch

11/17/2016 12:45 AM PST
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Goldberg is warning Brock Lesnar ... keep your freakin' elbows to yourself -- making it clear if Brock lets his arms go crazy in their upcoming WWE match, retaliation is a-comin'.

Of course, Brock left Randy Orton a bloody mess when they faced off at SummerSlam back in August -- when it appeared Lesnar caught him with a very real elbow to the face. It was brutal.

So, with Goldberg set to do battle with Brock at WWE Survivor Series on Nov. 20th -- we asked if he was concerned about suffering the same fate.

"I don't care what he did to Randy Orton. I've been throwing elbows for the past 12 years at my muay thai gym. I hope he throws elbows at me. I'm completely serious."

Goldberg says he's in killer shape and ready to roll.

Fear the Spear.

Hulk Hogan 'There's No Talk Of WrestleMania Return'

11/10/2016 9:41 AM PST

Hulk Hogan says he's had NO DISCUSSION with WWE about a WrestleMania return ... despite his daughter, Brooke Hogan, telling us he'd been contacted about a comeback.

Brooke told TMZ Sports over the weekend that "people have been calling [Hulk] about WrestleMania" ... sending wrestling fans into a frenzy. 

FYI -- Hulk was fired by the company in 2015.

But not so fast ... 'cause Hulk says it simply ain't true. Appearing on the “Bischoff on Wrestling” podcast, Hulk shot down Brooke's claim.

“Brooke running around on TMZ and the statement she made about me and wrestling and WrestleMania. For the record, like I said, she needs the big boot to the head. I haven’t talked to anybody about Wrestlemania."

There it is ... but maybe, just maybe, could this be Hulk's return secret? We'll see! 

Brooke Hogan Hulk's Negotiating a Return to WrestleMania

11/6/2016 7:33 AM PST
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Brooke Hogan dropped some interesting info Saturday night ... her dad may be appearing on WrestleMania.

Brooke was leaving Catch when our photog asked about Hulk's return, after being banished when Gawker released a transcript of the secret video.  

Apparently, Hulk's jawboning with Vince McMahon for an April surprise.

 

Shannon Briggs Boxing Should Take Cue from WWE ... Big Crazy Promos!

11/6/2016 12:25 AM PDT
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Shannon Briggs has a real plan to resurrect boxing ... by using something fake ... saying he thinks he can make the sweet science hot again ... by acting like a WWE wrestler.

TMZ Sports talked with Briggs who's fighting for the WBA heavyweight title by the end of the year against journeyman Lucas Browne.

Of course this fight comes after years of some of the most entertaining smack talk, antics, and borderline harassment we've seen (poor Wladimir Klitschko) ... with Briggs saying it's all part of the plan.

Shannon's point -- embrace the crazy and make the sport fun again. 

Meantime, check out the clips below and relive some of Briggs' greatest hits (sorry again, Wlad).

WWE's Stephanie McMahon I'm Gunning for Ronda Rousey When She Retires from UFC

11/3/2016 12:45 AM PDT
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Ronda Rousey's MMA career is almost over, but her PRO WRESTLING career could just be getting started -- because Stephanie McMahon says she's got her sights set on the UFC legend.

Vince's daughter -- who also happens to be a minority owner and a HUGE honcho with the company -- was in NYC when we asked if the WWE had already begun the courting process.

FYI, Rousey is a BIG pro wrestling fan -- and not only made a cameo last year -- but regularly attends pro wrestling events around the country.

And with Stephanie telling us the WWE is setting a goal to have an all-women's main event at WrestleMania one day ... we can't think of a better headliner.

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