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Azerbaijan’s wrestling team smells awful, uses Febreze (Video)

In case you were dying for proof that Febreze could eliminate the grimiest of stenches, here is Azerbaijan’s wrestling team dousing all of its equipment with the product after working up a massive sweat to make themselves extra musty.

Blindfolded people were then brought in to see if they could decipher what they were smelling. That the people were making guesses such as “potpourri factory,” “a field with a picnic” and “passionfruit” while their faces were nearly buried in shoes, head gear and wrestling leotards (sadly, no cups) makes this video extra delightful. Imagine their amusement when they took off their blindfolds to see they weren’t in a field of flowers but rather a dingy gym with a bunch of sweaty, smelly wrestlers.

As for the members of the Azerbaijani wrestling team, they’ve probably just been outed as the smelliest bros competing at Olympics this summer. Smelly, but hopefully at least stylish.

H/T Deadspin
Note: This post also appeared on Yardbarker’s Medal Detector blog

Rulon Gardner skips weigh-in, ends Olympics wrestling comeback attempt

Rulon Gardner’s attempt to make the Olympics wrestling team came to an end on Friday when he skipped the weigh-in because he knew he was over the weight limit.

Gardner needed to weigh less than 264.5 pounds to make the heavyweight limit at the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials in Iowa City, Iowa, but the 40-year-old didn’t step on the scale.

Gardner told the LA Times on Thursday that he weighed about 280 pounds, meaning he would have needed to lose about 15 pounds to make weight. The Colorado Springs Gazette reported that he was about five pounds over the limit on Friday.

Gardner ballooned to 474 pounds when he appeared on the weight-loss show “The Biggest Loser” last year. He lost nearly 200 pounds on the show, but left abruptly before its completion to begin his wrestling comeback.

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Scott Hall arrested for allegedly choking out girlfriend in drunken rage

The problems for Scott Hall continue. Hall reportedly was arrested Friday for allegedly attacking his girlfriend in a drunken rage.

TMZ obtained the police report and says cops were called to Hall’s Florida home. Hall’s girlfriend, Lisa Howell, apparently claimed Hall was drinking for days and the two got into an argument. Howell got into her car and was pulled out by Hall who grabbed her by her neck.

Police noticed red marks around Howell’s neck so they arrested Hall for domestic violence. He denied ever getting violent, but he was so drunk, the jail refused to book him until he got medical clearance from a hospital.

TMZ also says Hall, who is listed at 6’7″ and 287 pounds, required two sets of handcuffs.

Hall, who became famous for his career as Razor Ramon, had his troubled post-career life chronicled by E:60. We’re equally surprised he’s still alive and that he actually has a girlfriend.

Brock Lesnar reportedly signs with WWE

With his MMA career seemingly over, Brock Lesnar is apparently returning to his wrestling roots.

Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer reported that Lesnar is in Miami for WrestleMania 28 and that he has signed a one-year contract with the WWE.

“Lesnar has arrived in Miami [site of tomorrow's event] and arrived with security and a large group of people shielding him from everyone,” Meltzer wrote Saturday, per 5th Round.com. “This is the going story, but not confirmed, that Lesnar has signed a one year deal and will work a more than Undertaker and less than Goldberg type of schedule.”

Lesnar is still under contract with the UFC, but Ariel Helwani reports that president Dana White would not have a problem with it if Lesnar did sign with the WWE. Rumors of Lesnar’s return to the wrestling ring have swirled since the Undertaker showed up at UFC 121 to watch Brock’s loss to Cain Velasquez. As of last October, Lesnar said he believed he’d eventually return to the WWE.

Lesnar’s MMA career took a major hit when he became afflicted with diverticulitis and required intestinal surgery. He had lost his last two fights and said after his defeat to Alistair Overeem that he was retiring from the octagon.

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Hulk Hogan sex tape being shopped, could be ultimate Hulkamaniac souvenir

One of the best parts about doing this job is waking up each day and never knowing what kind of stories you’ll end up writing about. Did I get out of bed today knowing I would be writing about a Hulk Hogan sex tape being shopped? Heck no. But twists like that are the perks of the job.

TMZ reported Wednesday that someone is shopping a Hulk Hogan sex tape to different adult video production companies. The details of said tape are tremendous. According to Thirty Mile Zone:

“In the clip, Hulk pulls his shirt off and brags to his companion, ‘I started to work out again.’ Hulk then runs his hands through his blonde hair like he always does.”

“The best part … Hulk’s thong-shaped tan line.”

Tell me what Hulkamaniac wouldn’t throw down a clean $20 to watch that beauty?

Of course matters involving sex tapes do not come without complication; Hulk says the tape was filmed without his permission, and he’s hired a lawyer to attack the person shopping the video. Sex tapes are generally great publicity for fading careers, so I’m not sure why Hulk opposes this, unless he’s just trying to keep the world from seeing his thong-shaped tan line, which is pretty understandable.

Former wrestler Jon Levi Miller suing opponent Clinton Woosley for fighting for real, causing him to lose testicle

Those of you who still believe wrestling is real like my buddy Will, look away. This story will change your life rather than entertain you. Former professional wrestler Jon Levi Miller is suing one of his past opponents. Miller, who is now 23 years old, claims Clinton Woosley –a.k.a. Guido Andretti — unexpectedly kicked him in the groin during a match last year, rupturing his testicle and forcing doctors to have to remove it. According to the Courier-Journal, Miller is also suing Coliseum Championship Wrestling and its owner, Sam Cosby.

The suit said that Miller, 23, was designated in advance by Cosby to win the match and that Woosley was designated as the “heel” or loser.

When Miller tried to “coordinate the match with Woosley as is the custom in the industry” before the two entered the ring, Woosley didn’t react in the normal way by discussing the choreography. Instead, Woosley indicated he understood the plan and told Miller “it would be OK,” the complaint said.

But Woosley decided to try to win by kicking Miller. Miller went down and the match was called when he couldn’t proceed, according to the suit.

Not cool. Miller underwent surgery the next day and doctors had to remove his testicle. Cosby claims Miller never indicated he was hurt and finished the match, winning it as scheduled. So let me get this straight: One guy claims he was in such pain that the match was called and another guy claims the match was completed as scheduled. Isn’t there some sort of tape that can be cued up or witnesses that were in attendance? This can’t be that difficult of a case to solve.

H/T Off the Bench

Shaq confirms he will be wrestling at WrestleMania 28

Shaquille O’Neal has found a way to gain some more attention. This time, it may actually be entertaining. The day we have all been waiting for is finally going to come. On April 1 in Miami, Shaq will be climbing into the ring during the world’s most prestigious wrestling event at WrestleMania 28.

On Sunday, HollywoodLife.com confirmed the rumors that Shaq will be putting his 7-foot-1, 300-plus pound frame on the line: “Yes, I’ll be there!” Shaq reportedly said when asked about the rumors. He wouldn’t say who he is fighting, but it is believed that he will be taking on The Big Show, who is roughly the same height as Big Daddy Diesel but has about 100 pounds on him.

Between wearing pink underwear on late-night TV shows and attempting to dunk off of tiny trampolines, we can’t help but get the impression Shaq has only just begun his post-retirement assault on the universe. Something tells me he’s going to enjoy life after basketball more than he enjoyed winning all those championship rings.