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Wrestling legend Vader dies at 63

Jun 21, 2018 - 12:18 AM

'The Man They Call Vader' died on Monday night due to heart failure, says one of his children in a tweet

THE MASTODON. Vader makes a one-off return to the WWE in 2012. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

RAW Deal: The magic of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Wrestle Kingdom 12

Jan 06, 2018 - 12:02 PM

At New Japan's equivalent of WrestleMania, stars from Japan and abroad delivered big time

NIGHT OF STARS. Kenny Omega put on another classic against Chris Jericho, a match that few thought would be possible outside of WWE. Photo from Wikipedia

RAW Deal: The millennial Chris Benoit

Jan 15, 2017 - 2:06 PM

WWE fans looking for something new might want to check out New Japan s Katsuyori Shibata the last bastion of true Strong Style

HARD-HITTING. Katsuyori Shibata offers many of the traits that drew fans to Chris Benoit a generation ago. And like Benoit, he's not without his own controversies. Photo from Shibata's Facebook fan page

RAW Deal: A 'Rumble' to remember awaits

Jan 24, 2016 - 1:38 PM

This year s Royal Rumble feels more unpredictable than previous editions making for a month to remember in the world of pro wrestling

ODDS STACKED. Unlike like last year, it doesn't seem as certain that Roman Reigns will emerge victorious at the Royal Rumble. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: New year, new wrestling

Jan 09, 2016 - 1:23 PM

Should Daniel Bryan be back for WrestleMania? How will the NJPW wrestlers be handled in WWE? These subjects and more are tackled in this week s RAW Deal

ROMAN EMPIRE. WWE champion Roman Reigns will 'look strong' whether or not he retains the title at the Royal Rumble. Photo from WWE.com