| Nov 19, 2012
| 4:36 PM
WWE wrestler Big Show greets Howard Middle students at an anti-bullying event Wrestling stars visited Howard Middle School last Thursday to deliver an anti-bullying message to more than 900 students. WWE Superstar Big Show, WWE Divas Alicia Fox and...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 11:37 AM
Linda McMahon’s self-financed Republican campaign for one of Connecticut’s U.S. Senate seats has already made a name for itself for trying to run by dodging this state’s media as often as possible.
Now, the former CEO of World Wrestling...
| Jan 28, 2013
If you were a Chicagoan watching the WWE Royal Rumble last night you should have been left with a sense of outrage. Why? Because in addition to the signature 30-man over-the-top-rope battle royal, the pay-per-view was highlighted by a main event featuring...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 6:02 PM
In the costliest race in Connecticut history, Democratic candidate Chris Murphy defeated Republican Linda McMahon. It was McMahon’s second loss in a row, and came at a high price.
McMahon spent more than $42 million of her personal fortune –...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 3:21 PM
MONTREAL -- World Wrestling Entertainment announcer Jerry "The King" Lawler, a larger-than-life figure even within the flamboyant world of professional wrestling, suffered a heart attack and collapsed during a show Monday night, the show's producers...
| Nov 2, 2010
Connecticut voters will decide the state's next governor, choose a new U.S. senator, and determine whether Republicans gain any of the state's five congressional seats, now all held by Democrats.
The governor's race is expected to be the closest in...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 8:02 PM
The resounding primary victories by Linda McMahon and Chris Murphy on Tuesday will launch a fresh onslaught of political ads, arguments about the economy and a never-ending loop of attacks and rebuttals in what will be one of the nation's most closely...
| May 21, 2011
"Macho Man" Randy Savage, the flamboyant, raspy-voiced former professional wrestler known for his bandanas, exotic sunglasses and "Ooh, yeah!" catchphrase, died Friday in a Florida car crash. He was 58.
Savage, whose legal name was Randy Mario Poffo,...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 5:52 AM
WWE superstar John Cena said Friday that he believes his championship match with Chicago-area native CM Punk at the Allstate Arena July 17 is still on even though Punk was suspended earlier this week.
The match, part of the Money in the Bank Pay Per...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 11:20 PM
John Cena loves Chicago — even if the feeling isn’t exactly mutual.
The eight-time WWE Champion and two-time World Heavyweight Champion made his debut at the Allstate Arena in 2002 and headlined Wrestlemania in the same venue four years...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 3:45 PM
When he blasted WWE's higher-ups on live TV, CM Punk had GQ, ESPN and "The Jimmy Kimmel Show" banging on his door. TMZ and CNN interviewed him about his recent Twitter feud with pop star Chris Brown. But on this particular March afternoon on the Blue Line...
| Apr 30, 2012
A bio on NPR's website of its commentator Frank Deford notes that the magazine GQ christened him, quite simply, "the world's greatest sportswriter." (Is he?) A story on ESPN's companion website, Grantland, referred to Deford as "a writer who had...