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Vince McMahon will step down during WWE misconduct probe

Jun. 17, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

Vince McMahon is stepping down as CEO and chairman of WWE during an an investigation into alleged misconduct involving the longtime leader and public face of the organization. McMahon will continue to oversee WWE’s creative content during the investigation, World Wrestling...

No angst about college athletes cashing in at 1st NIL summit

Jun. 14, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Almost a year into the NIL era in college sports, there has been much angst about booster-funded collectives, million-dollar quarterback recruits and the need for federal legislation to regulate how athletes monetize their fame. Nick vs. Jimbo, in fact, has been the story of the...

Pro wrestler Jeff Hardy facing DUI, other charges in Florida

Jun. 14, 2022 09:01 AM EDT

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Pro wrestler Jeff Hardy is facing driving under the influence and other charges after being arrested in Florida, authorities said. Hardy, 44, was pulled over by a state trooper early Monday after the Florida Highway Patrol received calls about an impaired driver...

Japan toughens defamation penalties after wrestler's suicide

Jun. 13, 2022 03:24 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s parliament approved tougher penalties for criminal defamation Monday in a move prompted by a bullied wrestler's suicide and that is raising free speech concerns. Parliamentary deliberations on toughening the defamation law began in January after Hana Kimura...

AEW continues to thrive after celebrating 3rd anniversary

Jun. 08, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — All Elite Wrestling continues to thrive with compelling matches while attracting new fans three years after making its debut. The upstart professional wrestling circuit kicked off a busy summer schedule by returning to Las Vegas for its “Double or Nothing”...

Mississippi sues Favre, wrestlers, over welfare misspending

May. 09, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Human Services on Monday sued retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre and three former pro wrestlers along with several other people and businesses to try to recover millions of misspent welfare dollars that were intended to help some of the poorest...

WWE Hall of Famer accused in Florida DUI crash that killed 1

May. 09, 2022 10:00 AM EDT

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Famer is accused in the DUI death of man in a traffic crash earlier this year, authorities said. Tamara “Sunny” Sytch was arrested Friday night at the Hard Rock Hotel in Daytona Beach, according to a social media...

'Jackass' star Knoxville trades stunts for WrestleMania bout

Apr. 01, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

Johnny Knoxville once landed on his head and almost died after he was struck by a bull, attacked by a yak and almost blown up on a rocket. The stunt man knows how to absorb a beating -- and the “Jackass” star had the shattered bones and concussions to prove it. But as for dishing...

Gophers' Steveson wins Hodge again as top college wrestler

Mar. 28, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Olympic gold medalist and two-time NCAA champion Gable Steveson of Minnesota has been named repeat winner of the Dan Hodge Trophy as the top college wrestler. WIN magazine on Monday announced Steveson had received 49 of 59 first-place votes from a panel of...