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Fred Ottman talks wrestling career, proud moments, Tugboat, pizza Special

Farmingdale - WWE star Fred Ottman, best known as Tugboat, sat down and chatted with me at Frankie's East Side Gourmet Pizza in Farmingdale on Long Island.

Review: Sold out premiere of 'American Wrestler' in hometown Petaluma Special

Petaluma - The special premiere of "American Wrestler - The Wizard" at downtown Petaluma's Boulevard Cinema 14 last night was sold out. And for good reason, everyone likes a story of redemption and unexpected outcome when all seemed dim.

Iran denies US wrestling team visas after Trump ban

Tehran - Iran has refused visas for US athletes due to compete in an international wrestling tournament in response to President Donald Trump's travel ban on predominantly Muslim countries, the foreign ministry said Friday.

Olympic gold medalist Dave Schultz remembered 21 years later

On January 26, 1996, the world of wrestling lost one of its finest athletes: world champion and 1984 Olympic gold medalist Dave Schultz.

Mexico's masked wrestling heroes train police

Mexico - Wearing colorful masks, two pro wrestlers show off their moves to a crowd, but this time it's not in an arena: They're teaching Mexico City police officers how to subdue villains."How are you doing?

Chatting with Helen Maroulis: Olympic gold medalist in wrestling Special

2016 Olympic gold medalist and wrestling champion Helen Maroulis chatted with me about her historic win at Rio de Janeiro, and she offered advice for wrestling hopefuls.

Helen Maroulis is first American woman to win wrestling gold

Rio De Janeiro - Maryland native Helen Maroulis is the first American woman in history to win an Olympic gold medal in the sport of wrestling.

Chatting with Damien Sandow: WWE star and wrestling Champion Special

Farmingdale - WWE Champion Damien Sandow sat down and chatted with me at a pizzeria in Farmingdale about his "Thank You" Tour, and future plans.

Interview: Wrestler Rage talks about return from retirement Special

Farmingdale - Independent wrestling sensation Rage sat down and chatted with Digital Journal at a pizzeria in Farmingdale about his return from retirement.

Hulk Hogan verdict forces Gawker founder Denton into bankruptcy

New York - Gawker founder Nick Denton declared bankruptcy on Monday after a federal judge allowed collection efforts to begin on $140 million in damages the news website was found liable for in a lawsuit filed by professional wrestler Hulk Hogan.

A day in the life of Eric Simms: Wrestling booking agent Special

Farmingdale - Acclaimed agent Eric Simms is one of the biggest names in the wrestling entertainment world. He sat down and chatted with Digital Journal about his career.

WWE Hall of Famer Koko B. Ware discusses wrestling, longevity Special

Farmingdale - WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Koko B. Ware sat down and chatted with Digital Journal at Frankie's East Side Gourmet Pizza in Farmingdale.

Report: Wrestling icon Chyna dead for days before police arrived

Legendary wrestler Chyna appeared to have been dead for days when police found her unresponsive in her California home, according to TMZ.

Fighting for peace in South Sudan

Juba - The giants dance barefoot in circles, strips of leopard print skirt flapping, before one lunges in to topple his opponent and thump him down on the grass.

U.S. jury awards $115 mn to wrestling star Hulk Hogan over sex tape

St. Petersburg - A US jury ordered the news and entertainment website Gawker to pay wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan $115 million for posting online a secretly recorded video of him having sex.

Anthony McNaughton talks bodybuilding, wrestling and fitness Special

Long Island scholar athlete Anthony McNaughton chatted with Digital Journal about bodybuilding, wrestling, sports and fitness.

Trailer for movie on Olympian Mark Schultz is officially released

The trailer for "The Mind of Mark Schultz" has been officially released. It is a movie about the life of Olympic gold medalist Mark Schultz.

Mexico's lucha libre in shock over wrestler's death

- The flamboyant world of Mexican wrestling reeled in shock on Monday as the tragic death of a star fighter sparked a debate about safety in the beloved national pastime.

Wrestler dies after match with former WWE star Rey Mysterio Jr.

On Saturday, a Mexican wrestling legend's son died from a blow suffered in a match with Rey Mysterio, who used to be one of the biggest stars in the WWE.

Review: Olympian Mark Schultz soars on new 'Foxcatcher' book Special

Mark Schultz' "Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother's Murder, John du Pont's Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold" was released on November 18.

Hulk Hogan may return to wrestling

Hulk Hogan may return to wrestling, and have a final match in the WWE at Wrestlemania 31, which takes place next year in March.

Can native advertising keep WWE Network afloat for now?

World Wrestling Entertainment finds itself down on the mat today when it comes to the WWE Network. But don't expect a submission just yet.

Wrestling superstar the Ultimate Warrior dies at 54

Three days after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, wrestling legend James Brian Hellwig, aka The Ultimate Warrior, passed away from what some experts believe to be a massive heart attack.

Don't Try This At Home: Meet Queens rapper Heartbreak Julio Special

New York - Born in Flushing, New York in 1987, Queens emcee Heartbreak Julio has been vying for hip-hop's world title since his friend Donnie Dozens schooled him to the game at the young age of 15.

Lita is inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame

WWE has announced Attitude-era favourite Lita as the seventh female wrestler to be inducted into its Hall of Fame. On this week’s Monday Night Raw broadcast the one-time "diva," now known by real name Amy Dumas, was named as 2014's third inductee.

Wrestling's Olympic return is music to Putin's ears

Wrestling's quickfire return to the Olympic programme was music to the ears of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who personally lobbied for its return last year.

Has CM Punk 'quit' WWE?

Has WWE superstar CM Punk sensationally quit the company weeks before the launch of the WWE Network? Reports are rife that CM Punk, a former WWE champion, has told company chairman Vince McMahon that he has had enough and is "going home."

WWE fans flock to controversial new CM Punk book

Fans of World Wrestling Entertainment are flocking to their smartphones, tablets, and ereaders tonight on the heels of a controversial new books that "exposes" the personal and professional life of Phil Brooks - better known as "CM Punk" to WWE loyalists.

Op-Ed: Iran and US cooperate when it comes to wrestling

Tehran - The US and Iranian authorities have bonded together in a rare joint effort to have wrestling remain as a sport in the Olympics in 2020.

Laser Spine Institute comes forward in Hulk Hogan lawsuit

Pro-wrestler Hulk Hogan is getting sue happy. First, there was the Hulk Hogan sex tape. Now, he’s alleging that the Laser Spine Institute in Florida didn't fix his back has promised and ruined his career.
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