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Sunday, March 18, 2018


Wrestler Kane contemplating run for mayor in Knox County


Wrestler Kane is contemplating a run for mayor in Knox County, Tennessee, in the near future.

Kane, whose real name is Glenn Jacobs, conducted an interview with WBIR — an NBC affiliate in Knoxville — and stated his interest in running for county mayor in 2018.

“Yes, I’ve talked about it with some folks but there’s nothing too solid yet,” Kane told WBIR 10News. “Mayor Burchett’s term is coming up and I think he’s been really good for Knox County.”

Kane, a 7-foot-tall wrestler who has won 18 total championships in the WWE/WWF realms, says he will wait until after the presidential election later this year to decide whether he will pursue the mayoral seat in Knox County. The longtime East Tennessee resident believes in low taxes and less government interference.

“What I’ve seen in Knox County the past several years is that taxes have remained low because it’s a great place to live,” Kane told WBIR. “People move here and that helps expands the tax base.

“My political philosophy is the ‘smaller the better,” he said. “Government should stay out of the way and let free enterprise do what it does best.”

Though Kane does not have much political experience, he does not see that as a negative. Instead, he spins that well by saying he thinks the citizens are tired of the same old politicians and want a new, outside voice.

Kane still appears at special events for the WWE and participated in WrestleMania32 and the Royal Rumble this year, though he hasn’t been on any WWE programming since WrestleMania.

Kane would not be the first wrestler to go into politics; Jerry Lawlor has run for mayor in his hometown of Memphis, Tenn. in the past, and Jesse Ventura was elected governor in Minnesota.

Hulk Hogan suing Gawker for leaking tape of racist rant


Hulk Hogan has already been awarded $140 million in damages from Gawker Media after his sex tape went viral, and he is now suing the company again for allegedly leaking something he said while that same series of videos were being recorded.

The New York Post reports that Hogan has filed a new lawsuit against Gawker, this time claiming the media corporation destroyed his career and reputation by leaking sealed court documents to the National Enquirer. Hogan made racist remarks while the sex tape was being filmed and went on a rant about his daughter Brooke dating a black man. The Enquirer published the details of Hulk’s comments, and he was quickly scrubbed from the WWE’s website and later parted ways with the organization.

According to the new lawsuit, the transcript of Hogan’s racist rant was filed under seal because it was part of a pending suit that dealt with the same series of sex tapes. It’s unclear how much Hogan is seeking this time around.

Gawker released a statement on Monday saying the situation with Hogan has gotten “ridiculous.”

“This is getting ridiculous. Hulk Hogan is a litigious celebrity abusing the court system to control his public image and media coverage,” the statement read. “As we’ve said before and are happy to say again: Gawker did not leak the information. It’s time for Hulk Hogan to take responsibility for his own words, because the only person who got Hulk Hogan fired from the WWE is Hulk Hogan.”

Gawker Media previously said it will appeal the first ruling and expects to win.

Enzo Amore released from hospital after concussion

Enzo Amore

Enzo Amore was released from a hospital on Sunday night after being treated for a concussion.

The wrestler inadvertently slammed into the ropes head-first during WWE’s Payback event Sunday night, causing a delay in the program as he received medical attention:

Amore was taken to a hospital for testing and was diagnosed with a concussion:

Fans will be pleased to know that Amore, real name Eric Arndt, seemed to be in good spirits and back in character after his release:

Ric Flair treated for cut on his hand, said to be acting drunk at airport

Ric Flair

Wrestling icon Ric Flair was treated for a cut on his hand at Logan International Airport in Boston on Wednesday as part of what was reportedly a bizarre morning.

Some witnesses said Flair was at a lounge while waiting for a flight and was acting like he was drunk at the airport. His agent says that was not the case.

“Ric has been working every day around the clock, including internationally, for a month straight and has injuries on his hand that were being looked into this morning,” his agent told TMZ Sports.

“While it is true Ric Flair and his buddies have been keeping airport bars in business since the 70s that was not the case at all in Boston. I just hung up with Ric, he is already on the flight and all is good.”

Here’s a photo of Flair being treated for the cut on his hand:

And here he is catching some sleep:

Chyna dies at 45 – found dead at home


Former WWE personality Chyna has died at age 45. She was found dead at her home in Redondo Beach, Calif., according to a report.

Those running Chyna’s Twitter account sent a tweet confirming the former wrestling star’s death:

Chyna, real name Joan Laurer, rose to fame in 1997 as a member of WWF’s Degeneration X group. She was the only female to hold the WWF Intercontinental Championship. Standing 5-foot-10 and weighing 180 pounds, the bodybuilder was an intimidating force in the ring, beating some wrestlers such as Triple H, Kurt Angle and Chris Jericho. She left the WWF in 2001 and later wrestled in Japan and for TNA (Total Nonstop Action).

Chyna appeared in six adult films from 2004-2013, posed for Playboy, and also had a career in reality TV. Since 2012 she lived in Japan where she taught English.

At points during her life, Chyna had issues with substance abuse, domestic violence, and in 2010, she overdosed on sleeping medication.

Roman Reigns takes out Stephanie McMahon (Video)

Stephanie McMahon

Roman Reigns pinned Triple H in the main event at WrestleMania 32 on Sunday, but before that happened, he got a heck of a shot in on Stephanie McMahon.

Reigns went charging after Triple H, but he moved out of the way and Stephanie McMahon got leveled by Reigns:

Reigns also put Triple H through a wall during their match and was complaining throughout the match about an injured shoulder. Between Stephanie taking the big shot and Shane jumping off the top of the cage, the McMahon family really took some big hits for the team.

Shaq fights Big Show at WrestleMania 32 (Video)

Shaq Big Show

Shaq made an appearance at WrestleMania 32 in Arlington on Sunday and participated in the Battle Royal. The big man was wearing his old school Shaq shoes and even teamed up with Big Show to choke slam Kane.

Here was the ring entrance by Shaq:

Shaq then faced off against Big Show:

He eventually got thrown out of the ring:

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