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Q&A with 'The Phenomenal' AJ Styles, who wrestles in Baltimore on Saturday

Q&A with 'The Phenomenal' AJ Styles, who wrestles in Baltimore on Saturday

A few months ago, AJ Styles left TNA and started wrestling again for Ring of Honor. With Ring of Honor's "Second To None" coming to Baltimore on Saturday, I had a chance to speak to him about his return to ROH, his thoughts on TNA, as well as what we...

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Ultimate Warrior autopsy: Wrestler died of heart disease

Ultimate Warrior autopsy: Wrestler died of heart disease

The Ultimate Warrior, one of the most celebrated names in U.S. professional wrestling, died of natural causes attributed to heart disease, an Arizona coroner's office said Tuesday.

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Evolution stands tall on Ultimate Warrior tribute night

Evolution stands tall on Ultimate Warrior tribute night

For weeks, people have been referring to Daniel Bryan's quest to overcome not just Triple H, but Randy Orton and Batista, as his fight against Evolution. Finally at the end of the Monday night, the WWE gave them back their name.

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Ex-Terps linebacker Shawne Merriman signs with WWE

Ex-Terps linebacker Shawne Merriman signs with WWE

Former NFL and University of Maryland linebacker Shawne Merriman signed a contract with WWE late last week, ending months of speculation and adding another Terps player to the wrestling world.

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Thoughts on the Ultimate Warrior and deaths in professional wrestling

Thoughts on the Ultimate Warrior and deaths in professional wrestling

I spent most of this week thinking about what I wanted to say in this column.

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Post-Wrestlemania RAW crowd impresses again

Post-Wrestlemania RAW crowd impresses again

Over the past few years, the RAW after Wrestlemania has been considered to be one of the best RAWs of the year, particularly because of the crowds it draws. This year was no different.

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Undertaker's streak ends, Daniel Bryan stands tall at Wrestlemania 30

Undertaker's streak ends, Daniel Bryan stands tall at Wrestlemania 30

"What just happened?"

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WWE WrestleMania 30 results: Daniel Bryan wins; Undertaker streak ends

WWE WrestleMania 30 results: Daniel Bryan wins; Undertaker streak ends

Randy Orton vs. Batista vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE world heavyweight title

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Wrestlemania 30 predictions

Wrestlemania 30 predictions

By Aaron Oster March Madness is coming to an end, Spring is in the air (finally), and baseball season has started, which means one thing to wrestling fans: it's time for Wrestlemania. This year's Wrestlemania is extra special to me because for the first time, I'll be making the pilgrimage that every wrestling fan should take at least once in his or her life. Take all the wrestling shows, events and fans, and add New Orleans to the mix, and I believe it's going to create an unbelievable atmosphere all weekend long. To add to the excitement, WWE announced on Thursday that "Stone Cold" Steve Austin would be at Wrestlemania. I assume that he will just be in a backstage segment, to add to the nostalgia factor, but who really knows for sure? Besides the card itself, this is truly going to be historic because of the vehicle in which it's delivered. It's the first pay-per-view on the WWE Network, and with that, there is a lot of pressure on the WWE to get this right, besides simply putting on a good show. If there are technical difficulties during the biggest show of the year, that could be an unbelievably tough blow to take for a company that has so much riding on the Network. For what it's worth, I do have faith in MLBAM, which is the company that deals with the Network technically. Their reputation, which has been nearly-flawless to this point in running MLB.TV, is on the line as well. They're having an extra long pre-show this year, starting at 5 p.m. The first hour will be on YouTube, Facebook, WWE.com and the WWE App, as well as the WWE Network, while the second hour will be only on the Network. It's clear that they want people to slowly make their way on to the Network, to ease the strain of the bandwidth. If there's one thing that the WWE has done well this year (and I believe there's more than one thing), it's create a card that, for the most part, is unpredictable. There's only one...

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Q & A with WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley

Q & A with WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley

WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley will be coming to Baltimore on April 8 for his “Tales of Wrestling Past” show. I had a chance to talk to him about his show, as well as his now-infamous reaction to the Royal Rumble, and Wrestlemania.

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Daniel Bryan stands tall as WWE heads to Wrestlemania

Daniel Bryan stands tall as WWE heads to Wrestlemania

Before RAW on Monday, we had seen just about everything in the Triple H/Daniel Bryan feud.

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Thoughts on Razor Ramon, not Scott Hall, going into WWE Hall of Fame

Thoughts on Razor Ramon, not Scott Hall, going into WWE Hall of Fame

The final member of the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame class was announced last week, and while many people expected Scott Hall to be inducted, what they didn’t necessarily expect is that it’s specifically Razor Ramon receiving the honor.

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'Rowdy' Roddy Piper talks about Wrestlemania, his relationship with WWE and 'Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies'

'Rowdy' Roddy Piper talks about Wrestlemania, his relationship with WWE and 'Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies'

WWE Hall of Famer "Rowdy" Roddy Piper is in a new movie, "Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies." I had a chance to speak with him about the movie, the upcoming Wrestlemania, the WWE Network, his feelings toward WWE and their feelings toward him.

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Daniel Bryan [Pictures]

With Daniel Bryan absent, rest of WrestleMania card takes shape on WWE Raw

With Daniel Bryan absent from the WWE Raw this week to sell the injury he received last week from Triple H, a few matches were added to a WrestleMania card that needed more.

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Q&A with Colt Cabana, who wrestles Saturday in Joppa

Q&A with Colt Cabana, who wrestles Saturday in Joppa

Maryland Championship Wrestling is holding its "Tag Wars" Event this coming Saturday, and one of the featured wrestlers is Colt Cabana. I got the chance to talk to him about the upcoming show, his time with WWE and Ring of Honor, the state of independent wrestling, and some comments that Jim Cornette made about him recently.

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WrestleMania main event storyline continues to dominate WWE Raw

WrestleMania main event storyline continues to dominate WWE Raw

It has taken a while to get there, but everything surrounding the main event at WrestleMania XXX finally seems to be in place.

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WWE announces Carlos Colon as latest member of 2014 Hall of Fame class

WWE announces Carlos Colon as latest member of 2014 Hall of Fame class

On Friday night, the WWE announced Carlos Colon as the latest inductee into the 2014 Hall of Fame.

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Daniel Bryan's Occupy Raw movement gives him chance for title shot at WrestleMania

Daniel Bryan's Occupy Raw movement gives him chance for title shot at WrestleMania

In September 2011, the Occupy Wall Street movement began. Two-and-a-half years later, an Occupy movement succeeded on WWE Raw.

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NXT Arrival features great wrestling, technical issues

NXT Arrival features great wrestling, technical issues

In the first live wrestling show on the WWE Network, a fantastic show from NXT was marred by technical issues.

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LeBron James presents Heat teammates with WWE championship belts

LeBron James presents Heat teammates with WWE championship belts

LeBron James and the Miami Heat are the two-time defending NBA champs.

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The Undertaker returns on Monday Night Raw, upstaging Hulk Hogan

The Undertaker returns on Monday Night Raw, upstaging Hulk Hogan

On a night where Hulk Hogan returned to the WWE, a bigger return upstaged him: the return of The Undertaker.

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Former WWE star Jake 'The Snake' Roberts says he has cancer

Former WWE star Jake 'The Snake' Roberts says he has cancer

Former WWE superstar Jake "The Snake" Roberts, who will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in April, has a cancerous tumor behind his knee that needs to be removed.

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Entertaining Elimination Chamber match caps strong WWE pay-per-view

Entertaining Elimination Chamber match caps strong WWE pay-per-view

Elimination Chamber was a strong pay-per-view top to bottom, which finished with an entertaining Chamber match, even if many fans didn't get the result they wanted.

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Wrestler Hulk Hogan returning to WWE

Wrestler Hulk Hogan returning to WWE

The WWE made official on Friday what was long-rumored: Hulk Hogan is returning to the company

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Nelson Frazier Jr., WWE's Viscera and Mabel, dies at 42

Nelson Frazier Jr., WWE's Viscera and Mabel, dies at 42

On Tuesday night, Nelson Frazier Jr., better known as Mabel and Viscera, died after a reported heart attack at the age of 42.

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Despite loss, Cesaro steals the show on Monday Night RAW

Despite loss, Cesaro steals the show on Monday Night RAW

On the go-home RAW before Sunday's Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, it was a man who didn't even win his match that truly shined.

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John Cena-Randy Orton feud appears to come to an end on WWE Raw

John Cena-Randy Orton feud appears to come to an end on WWE Raw

In a backstage segment on WWE Raw on Monday night, John Cena said something fairly interesting, something that might simultaneously excite and infuriate fans.

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Q&A with former WWE and TNA wrestler Mickie James

Q&A with former WWE and TNA wrestler Mickie James

Former WWE diva and TNA knockout Mickie James will be appearing at the Maryland Championship Wrestling show in Joppa on Saturday night.

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