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FILE – In this Feb. 15, 2017, file photo, retired professional wrestler Bruno Sammartino examines U.S. rower Amanda Polk's Olympic gold medal at the 81st Dapper Dan Awards and sports auction, a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania, in Pittsburgh. Sammartino met with pop singing sensation Bruno Mars on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, when Mars' 24K Magic World Tour stopped in Pittsburgh, after Sammartino heard Mars was nicknamed "Bruno" as a baby because Sammartino was Mars' father's favorite wrestler. (Haley Nelson/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, File)
August 23, 2017 - 11:42 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bruno Mars has met the man he's nicknamed after: former pro wrestling champion Bruno Sammartino. The two met Tuesday night when the pop singing sensation's 24K Magic World Tour stopped in Pittsburgh. Sammartino heard through friends that Mars, born Peter Gene Hernandez, was...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2007, file photo, wrestler Ric Flair addresses the media during a news conference at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. Flair's representative said on Twitter Aug. 14, 2017, that Flair was dealing with some "tough medical issues." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
August 14, 2017 - 5:30 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — World Wrestling Entertainment says pro wrestling legend Ric Flair is out of surgery and resting after being hospitalized. The statement Monday did not give details about the nature of the surgery. A representative for the showman known as "Nature Boy" says the 68-year-old wrestler...
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In this photo provided by ToniAnne Campasano Alvino, three rescue boats tow a helicopter that is almost entirely submerged, at far right, in the water off of Gilbo Beach, N.Y., on Long Island after the Robinson R 44 helicopter made an emergency ocean landing Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Shane McMahon, the son of World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Vince McMahon, was a passenger on the aircraft, and neither he, nor the pilot were hurt. The Federal Aviation Administration said the helicopter had taken off from Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y. (ToniAnne Campasano Alvino via AP)
July 19, 2017 - 4:42 pm
GILGO BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — The son of World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Vince McMahon was rescued Wednesday from a helicopter that made an emergency landing in the ocean near a New York beach. Shane McMahon, also a WWE executive, was the passenger in the Robinson R 44 helicopter that set down in...
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July 19, 2017 - 1:29 pm
GILGO BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — The son of World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Vince McMahon has been rescued unhurt from a helicopter that made an emergency landing in the ocean waters off New York. Shane McMahon was the passenger in the Robinson R 44 helicopter that came down in the Atlantic Ocean off...
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July 17, 2017 - 8:41 am
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania city has paid $160,000 to settle a lawsuit by a convicted robber who contends an officer's "pro wrestling"-style kick to his head fractured his jaw. The (Allentown) Morning Call ( http://bit.ly/2v9dKNN ) reported the settlement Monday in an online story which...
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Copies of the New York Post with an illustration of President Donald Trump as a professional wrestler on the front page are displayed at a newsstand in New York City, Monday, July 3, 2017. On Sunday, Trump's apparent fondness for wrestling emerged in a tweeted mock video that shows him pummeling a man in a business suit with his face obscured by the CNN logo. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 05, 2017 - 6:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN says safety concerns led to its decision not to reveal the identity of the man behind a doctored anti-CNN video. Yet the way the decision was explained and deep distrust of the network among President Donald Trump's supporters provoked a backlash Wednesday. The network said late...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak during the Celebrate Freedom event at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, Saturday, July 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 03, 2017 - 7:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether by whim or design, President Donald Trump keeps adding fuel to his incendiary Twitter battle against the media. The press is an easy target for the Republican president, and one his supporters love to hate. But the escalating conflict has diverted attention not just from...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak during the Celebrate Freedom event at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, Saturday, July 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 03, 2017 - 5:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether by whim or design, President Donald Trump keeps adding fuel to his incendiary Twitter battle against the media. The press is an easy target for the Republican president, and one his supporters love to hate. But the escalating conflict has diverted attention not just from...
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Members of the First Baptist Dallas Church Choir are seated behind President Donald Trump as he speaks during the Celebrate Freedom event at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, Saturday, July 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 03, 2017 - 10:57 am
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump crowned his weekend rage against the news media with a mock video that shows him pummeling a man in a business suit — his face obscured by the CNN logo — outside a wrestling ring. It was not immediately clear who produced the brief video, which...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 1, 2007, file photo, Donald Trump raises the arm of wrestler Bobby Lashley after he defeated Umaga at Wrestlemania 23 at Ford Field in Detroit. Trump body-slammed and then shaved the head of WWE boss Vince McMahon after what was known as the “Battle of the Billionaires." Wrestling aficionados say the president has, consciously or not, long borrowed the time-tested tactics of the game to cultivate the ultimate antihero character, a figure who wins at all costs, incites outrage and follows nobody’s rules but his own. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
July 03, 2017 - 9:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Making bombastic boasts. Dropping signature catch phrases. Attaching insults to rivals' names. Shouting down perceived enemies. If President Donald Trump's recent attacks on television personalities, journalists and political rivals feel like something straight out of the pro...
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