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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Wrestling

The Rock says he can hit a golf ball 490 yards

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a very strong man. Probably one of the strongest in Hollywood, actually. But are we supposed to believe he can hit a golf ball further than almost anyone in the universe?

Apparently so.

On Tuesday, The Rock shared a photo on Instagram of him playing a round of golf on set while filming for the HBO series “Ballers.” He took the opportunity to brag about how far he can drive a golf ball, which he claims is 490 yards.

“The world record longest drive is 515 yards set in 1974. My drive here measured an estimated 490 yards by the scientists holding the rulers,” The Rock wrote. “I failed math when I was a kid, but I think that’s kinda close. One fun day I will break the world record. Great day on the links shooting scenes for our @ballershbo. Subsequently, I also hit two other great balls … when I stepped on a rake. Ok, no more bulls–t haha. back to work.
Have a productive day.”

As The Rock mentioned, the Guinness record for longest drive is 515 yards, set by 64-year-old Mike Austin at the U.S. Senior National Open Qualifier in 1974. Even in long drive competitions, the record stands at 506 yards, with most participants hitting balls in the high-300s.

What does all that mean? Basically, we’d be surprised if this wasn’t like the time The Rock shared a photo of what appeared to be a disgusting hand injury on social media. Sorry, Dwayne — we’re not buying it.

H/T Barstool Sports

Vince McMahon involved in car accident that leaves Bentley banged up

Vince McMahon

Vince McMahon was involved in a car accident on Tuesday that left his luxury vehicle damaged, but fortunately no one was injured.

According to TMZ, McMahon was driving his black Bentley about a mile from WWE headquarters in Stamford, Conn. when he got into an accident with another driver. His car was reportedly banged up, but the accident was described as “minor.

Naturally, many WWE fans were quick to point out that a minor fender-bender in an expensive car is nothing for a guy who once survived a limousine explosion.

If you want to know if the accident scared McMahon, just read what UFC president Dana White said about the WWE boss. Mr. McMahon probably made it to work on time and didn’t mention it.

Jim Ross’ wife Jan in critical condition after scooter accident

Legendary WWE announcer Jim Ross revealed on Tuesday that his wife has been hospitalized after being involved in a serious scooter accident.

Ross sent a tweet early Tuesday morning informing fans that his wife Jan suffered multiple skull fractures after being hit while riding her Vespa near the couple’s home in Oklahoma.

Ross told TMZ Jan was not wearing a helmet when she was struck from behind by the driver of a Mercury Grand Marquis. She was thrown from the scooter and struck her head, which resulted in multiple fractures. Both the Vespa and the other vehicle caught fire. Jan underwent surgery at a nearby hospital and was in critical condition, with Jim describing her condition as “touch and go.”

Here’s hoping everything turns out OK for the Ross family.

Paige says leaked nude photos were stolen

Paige WWE

WWE wrestler Paige is the latest celebrity victim of nude photos being leaked online.

On Friday, nude photos and then sex videos of Paige leaked online. A few hours after the materials started to circulate, Paige issued the following statement on Twitter in which she called the photos “personal and private” and said they were stolen.

Paige, real name Saraya-Jade Bevis, could choose to pursue legal action as stealing and sharing photos like this is a crime. The man who hacked several celebrities such as Kate Upton and athletes McKayla Maroney and Hope Solo, leading to mass online leak in 2014, was sentenced to 18 months in prison last year for his crimes.

Paige is on hiatus from the WWE as she recovers from surgery. The 24-year-old comes from a wrestling family and a movie is currently being made about her life.

Actresses Amanda Seyfried and Emma Watson have also recently been victimized by similar leaks.

H/T Black Sports Online

WWE Paige sex tape, nude photos leak online

Paige WWE

WWE wrestler Paige is the latest celebrity figure to have personal photos and videos leak into a public online forum.

Paige, who is currently on hiatus from the WWE, appears to have been the victim of a sex tape leak. A few different videos and photos have leaked online featuring the female wrestler.

Paige, 24, has endured a rough year.

She underwent surgery for a herniated disc and is out of competition. She was suspended for failing drug tests. Paige said the failed drug test was due to a technicality.

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There may be some friction between her and the WWE due to her engagement to Alberto del Rio, who had issues with the WWE last year prior to his release.

Paige comes from a family with deep wrestling ties. The Rock is currently teaming with WWE Studios to make a movie about her life, called “Fighting with My Family.”

The nature of the leak is unclear, but there has been a disturbing trend of celebrity photos and sex tapes leaking online. Amanda Seyfried and Emma Watson are recently celebrities who became victims of such leaks. A few years ago, Kate Upton was a victim of a major hack that also included athletes Hope Solo and McKayla Maroney.

Derrick Lewis taunts Travis Browne in interview, mentions Ronda Rousey

Derrick Lewis

MMA fighter Derrick Lewis is the kind of guy who wants to kick your rear and then take your girl. And he said just as much on Sunday night.

Lewis defeated Travis Browne by second-round knockout at “UFC Fight Night” in Nova Scotia on Sunday night. After his win, he was interviewed by FS1 and proceeded to talk about how he needed to relieve himself. He also referenced Browne’s domestic violence allegations, as well as Browne’s girlfriend, Ronda Rousey.

“I just knew I had a bigger heart than him. He calls himself a man, but he likes to put his hands on women, so forget that guy,” said Lewis. “I have much more heart than his a–. Where Ronda Rousey’s fine a– at?”

Lewis is up to 18-4 and has won six in a row. He’s also registered 8 career UFC heavyweight knockouts, which is tied for the third-most all-time. Browne has lost three in a row and is now 18-6-1.

As for the domestic violence allegations, those came from Browne’s ex-wife.

Report: Brock Lesnar tells UFC he is retired

Brock Lesnar

Is Brock Lesnar done fighting in the octagon?

Reports on Tuesday said that Lesnar informed the UFC that he is retiring from MMA. MMA Fighting first reported the news, and other outlets later confirmed it.

Lesnar, 38, fought Mark Hunt in a one-off fight last year after nearly a five-year absence from competition. He won the fight but it was overturned into a no-contest after Lesnar tested positive for PEDs twice.

Lesnar was fined and suspended a year by the Nevada State Athletic Commission as a result of his positive tests.

These reports come as no surprise given that we shared last week that Lesnar’s name had been removed from the UFC’s fighter roster online.

Lesnar remains a huge attraction and is getting prepared for his match against Goldberg at WrestleMania in April. Given his popularity and draw as a fighter, don’t be surprised if Lesnar fights at some point in the future.