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Monday, June 17, 2019

Wrestling

X-Pac arrested for reportedly carrying marijuana, meth through airport

WWE legend X-Pac, whose real name is Sean Waltman, has found himself in some serious trouble with the law after he was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport over the weekend.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Waltman was flying out to a wrestling event in the United Kingdom when he tried to bring marijuana and meth through customs. The 44-year-old was arrested, and police later realized he had an outstanding warrant for a prior arrest for driving while under the influence. Waltman was charged with possession of a controlled substance and released on $35,000 bail.

As TMZ notes, Waltman has been arrested multiple times for drug possession and has been open about his struggle with addiction. He told fellow former WWE wrestler Steve Austin that he “got real bad” on crystal meth when he first moved out to L.A.

Life outside the ring has obviously not been easy for Waltman. If you remember the horrific injury he suffered a few years back, you know life inside of it wasn’t always pleasant for him, either.

Ronda Rousey, Travis Browne engaged

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Ronda Rousey is off the market — officially.

Rousey got engaged to boyfriend Travis Browne, who proposed to her last week in New Zealand, according to TMZ Sports.

“We are engaged,” Browne told a reporter from SplashNews.com.

Browne gave a detail about the proposal, saying he did it “under a waterfall in New Zealand … felt like the right place to do it.”

Rousey was asked when they may have the wedding. She said she wasn’t sure, but don’t expect a whole elaborate deal from her.

“Soon but I don’t know what goes into planning a wedding,” said Rousey. “I could be really easy. I don’t really want a lot. Don’t really need decorations and flowers, just somewhere to go, something to eat, and people around.”

Rousey and Browne, who is also an MMA fighter, have been together since 2015. They even were dating while Browne was separated but still married to his now ex-wife, which led to some tension.

This will be the first marriage for Rousey, who just turned 30.

Undertaker retires after WrestleMania – leaves gloves, coat, hat in ring

Undertaker gloves

The Undertaker lost to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 33 in Orlando on Sunday in an outcome many saw coming. This is Reigns’ time to shine, and the Taker decided to call it a career.

Following his loss to Reigns — an ending many felt was dissatisfying — Undertaker took off his gloves and left them in the ring, along with his jacket and hat.

The whole package was a symbol that the Taker was retiring. The announcers all kept quiet, choosing to let the visual images, dark colors, and playing of the Undertaker’s music represent the moment, which is the close of one of the best careers in WWE history.

John Cena proposes to girlfriend Nikki Bella after tag team win

John Cena proposes

John Cena finally popped the question.

The WWE Superstar proposed to girlfriend Nikki Bella at WrestleMania 33 in Orlando on Sunday, right after the two won a tag team match against The Miz and Maryse.

“I just need you to say yes one more time,” Cena said as he broke out the ring from his pocket. “I have been waiting so long to ask you this. Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace — will you marry me?”

The proposal from Cena ends all the razzing and questions he had faced on “Total Bellas” over not proposing to Nikki. The wrestler had his family sitting ringside to enjoy the big moment and got to celebrate afterwards.

The two have been dating since 2012.

Gronk makes tackle at WrestleMania to help Mojo Rawley win

Rob Gronkowski WrestleMania

Rob Gronkowski has been bro’ing down with his buddy Mojo Rawley the past few weeks, and all that apparently was just a tease of what was to come at WrestleMania.

The New England Patriots tight end, who has been recovering from season-ending back surgery, got involved in the Battle Royal at WrestleMania.

First Jinder Mahal splashed a Coke on Gronk, who was watching the match from the front row in the stands. Gronk then interfered with the event by getting into the ring, lining up in a 3-point football stance, and charging after Mahal to make a serious tackle:

With Gronk’s help, Rawley was able to win the Andre the Giants Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 33. They sure make a good team.

Next up we just need Bill Belichick to make an appearance helping Seth Rollins and the NFL/WWE world will be complete.

Stephanie McMahon would love Ronda Rousey to sign with WWE

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey may never fight in the UFC again after she failed to regain her title with a loss to Amanda Nunes back in December, but that hardly means we have seen the last of her.

Rousey has spoken often about wanting to advance her acting career. And if she decides making a few WWE appearances could help her accomplish that goal, Stephanie McMahon said this week that the door is wide open.

“Everybody’s always asking me about Ronda,” the WWE chief brand officer told ESPN’s Jemele Hill and Michael Smith. “Yes. I know that she loves WWE and we certainly love her. It would be a match made in heaven. Hopefully one day we’ll have that opportunity.”

Spending some time in the WWE would make a lot of sense for Rousey. After she lost to Holly Holm in Nov. 2015, Rousey’s image and self confidence were seemingly shattered. Her entire MMA career centered around being an unstoppable force, and she has now lost two fights. We learned this week that Rousey has been working with a new nutrition specialist, which could mean she is looking to prepare for a UFC fight, acting roles, WWE appearances, or all of the above.

Rousey hasn’t said whether she will ever fight again in the UFC, though this Instagram post from January got people talking. If she does decide to close the book on her MMA career, the WWE could be a natural fit.

Ronda Rousey begins working with new nutrition specialist

Ronda Rousey

We haven’t heard much regarding the future of Ronda Rousey since her loss to Amanda Nunes on Dec. 30, but she has made one recent move.

Rousey has begun working with a new nutrition specialist, according to an Instagram post by nutrition specialist Dan Garner.

Here’s the post, which was published on Tuesday:

“Wanted to give a good welcoming post to Ronda Rousey who has just recently joined the team, and is all set for the comprehensive nutritional programming process with myself. Excited to have her on board and to accomplish some great things with her this year,” Garner says in his post.

The part about looking forward to accomplishing great things with her this year will cause some speculation that Rousey may be gearing up for an MMA comeback.

She lost her perceived invincibility when she lost to Holly Holm in Nov. 2015, and then her aura was completely shattered with the following loss to Nunes. Rousey hasn’t commented one way or another about a potential comeback, though this Instagram post from January caused a stir.

Rousey, who previously was a vegan and has been diet-conscious for years, is 30 and has an acting career she has been pursuing the past few years. It’s unclear whether this new diet plan is intended to get her ready for MMA or more movie roles.

H/T Bloody Elbow