Jackie Fargo (real name Henry Faggart), who had a lot of success with NWA Mid-America and served as a mentor to Jerry Lawler, has died at the age of 85. Fargo was hospitalized last week with a heart issue. Below are some reactions from social media: Les Thatcher on Facebook: RIP Jackie Fargo! Your greatness […]
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper is busy these days. His episode of “Celebrity Wife Swap” with Ric Flair and Fifi The Maid airs next week. He also has several movie projects in the works, the following is from Piper’s verified Twitter account: Next Sunday June 30 th. I Swap my wife 4 money! In case u have […]
The Charlotte Observer has more coverage of the autopsy results being released in the death of Reid Flair. Both Reid’s mother, Beth Fliehr, and father, Ric, offered comments. “It (the report) makes it harder,” Beth Fliehr said. “I knew his fears and I knew how to help him. All he wanted to do was stay […]
The cause of death in the untimely and tragic passing of Reid Flair has been revealed as an accidental drug overdose, according to the official autopsy report. Heroin as well as traces of the muscle relaxant clonazepam and Xanax were found in his system. TMZ has the story online at this link. Reid Flair, the […]
Al Green, whose real name was Alfred Dobalo, has died at age 57. Details surrounding his death are known but he had been suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and passed away on Friday. Kevin Nash posted his condolences on Twitter: R.I.P Al Green thanks for saying yes in Hammon Indiana to be my partner. […]
Tammy “Sunny” Sytch is back on Twitter and says her autobiography is complete. The following is from her Twitter: the bitch is back — Tamara Sytch (@WWEHOFerSunny) June 9, 2013 Id like to thank everyone for their well wishes about my bout with Cervical Cancer. Im proud to say that since surgery, im CANCER FREE! […]
Justin Credible was a victim of a home invasion on Thursday night. He and his wife were awoken by family members at their home in Waterbury, Connecticut, when they detailed the robbery attempt. Apparently the robbers broke a kitchen window and went to a bedroom where his brother and nephew were sleeping. The three robbers tied […]
Former WCW wrestler Mark Starr (real name Mark Ashford-Simpson) died this week at age 50. Details regarding his passing were not made immediately available as of press time. Sheamus reacted to the news on Twitter: Devastated to hear the Passing of Mark Starr! A great wrestler & great person. @ FCW he helped me in […]
- The season three premiere of Steve Austin’s “Redneck Island” on CMT did an average viewing audience of 1,020,000 viewers.
Ric Flair signed autographs at Wrestle Jam in Ringgold, Georgia on Friday night. Apparently there was some concern about his health as his left ankle was visibly swollen. He participated in an angle at the end of the show, delivering a low blow Johnny Rokk to end the show. Flair’s girlfriend, FiFi The Maid, was […]
Bobby Eaton is still hospitalized but his condition is improving. He’s now sitting up and scheduled to have a pacemaker put in in a couple of weeks.
Adam Cole has re-signed with ROH Wrestling. The company issued a press release to report the deal. Below is an excerpt: Ring of Honor Wrestling is happy to announce that we have come to terms on a new contract with former ROH World TV Champion, Adam Cole. When signing Cole had this to say “Resigning […]
Olympic wrestling won a reprieve on Wednesday to be included on the IOC shortlist for inclusion in the 2020 Olympic games. Eight sports were vying for a single opening. Five of the eight sports were eliminated and included karate, roller sports, sport climbing, wakeboarding and the Chinese martial art of wushu. Olympic wrestling joins squash […]
Bobby Eaton remains hospitalized and continues to improve. He’s alert and oriented but is still experiencing issues with his heart rate. He’s been in the hospital since Sunday.
The following press release was sent out on Tuesday and issued to WrestlingNewsWorld.com: DICK’S Sporting Goods and USA Wrestling Partner to Support Keep Olympic Wrestling’s 2020 Vision Campaign COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 28, 2013)— USA Wrestling, the national governing body for the sport in America, and DICK’S Sporting Goods, the largest U.S. based full-line sporting goods […]