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The Meteoric Rise and Strange, Tragic Fall of Joanie 'Chyna' Laurer

The Meteoric Rise and Strange, Tragic Fall of Joanie 'Chyna' Laurer

Originally posted 04/21/2016 12:00PM

Joanie 'Chyna' Laurer, the professional wrestler and reality TV personality, died Wednesday. She was 45. Laurer's career, like that of many professional wrestlers, was marked by a series of unhappy twists and turns. But Laurer was a complicated, fiercely individualistic woman, as you'll soon see.

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WWE Star Joanie 'Chyna' Laurer Dead at 45

Originally posted 04/21/2016 01:35AM

Former WWE star Joanie "Chyna" Laurer has died. She was 45.

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High School Student Who Had Both Legs Amputated Wins State Wrestling Title

High School Student Who Had Both Legs Amputated Wins State Wrestling Title

Originally posted 02/22/2016 07:40PM

Hasaan Hawthorne has a state wrestling title, a perfect 37-0 season record and no lower legs.

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Pro Wrestler Sting Injured at WWE 'Night of Champions'

Pro Wrestler Sting Injured at WWE 'Night of Champions'

Originally posted 09/21/2015 09:00PM

WWE's "Night of Champions" wrestling match took a bad turn on Sunday when someone was injured.

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Hulk Hogan Says Racism Was Part of His 'Daily Environment' Growing Up: 'You Greeted Your Friends with the N-Word'

Hulk Hogan Says Racism Was Part of His 'Daily Environment' Growing Up: 'You Greeted Your Friends with the N-Word'

Originally posted 09/02/2015 12:50PM

Hulk Hogan, the 12-time world wrestling champion, looks nervous.

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'I'm Not a Racist. I Made One Horrible Mistake': Hulk Hogan Insists He's Changed Since Slur that Got Him Kicked out of WWE

'I'm Not a Racist. I Made One Horrible Mistake': Hulk Hogan Insists He's Changed Since Slur that Got Him Kicked out of WWE

Originally posted 08/31/2015 09:25AM

Hulk Hogan has a clear message: The racist remarks he made in an audio transcript that was released in July is not an accurate portrayal of the man he truly is.

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Pro Wrestler 'Nature Boy' Buddy Landel Dies at 53

Originally posted 06/23/2015 11:00PM

[EMBEDCODE {}] Pro wrestler "Nature Boy" Buddy Landel died on Monday at age 53 in his home in Chilhowie, Virginia.

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Watch: 6 Clips That Show the Ultimate Warrior's Unforgettable Charisma

Watch: 6 Clips That Show the Ultimate Warrior's Unforgettable Charisma

Originally posted 04/09/2014 12:00PM

Legendary professional wrestler the Ultimate Warrior (né James Brian Hellwig, though he legally changed his name to Warrior in 1993) died April 8 at the age of 54.

Though Warrior's public image was occasionally marred by controversial statements, there's no denying that he was one of professional wrestling's true legends, an outsize figure who became one of the sport's defining superstars.

For proof of this, look no further than the following six clips, which offer an idea of both Warrior's range of influence during his heyday (appearing with Arsenio Hall and Phil Collins) and his unique brand of extraordinarily intense charisma.

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How the NFL's Richard Sherman Revived the Long-Lost Art of Wrestling Promos

UpdatePosted 01/21/2014 08:00PM

How the NFL's Richard Sherman Revived the Long-Lost Art of Wrestling Promos

Originally posted 01/21/2014 03:00PM

After Sunday night, even the most casual football fans know Richard Sherman's name.

The Seattle Seahawks cornerback was just moments removed from making the game-winning play in the NFC Championship game, when sideline reporter Erin Andrews pulled him over for a brief interview. Most post-game Q&As are tepid, cliché-ridden affairs, but this was something else entirely.

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WWE Star Darren Young: I Was 'Terrified' to Come Out

Darren Young: I Was 'Terrified' to Come Out

Originally posted 10/02/2013 07:30PM

For years, wrestler Darren Young put on a brave face for his fans when he entered the ring, but in reality he was harboring a secret that was eating him up inside – he is gay.

"I was terrified of losing friends, losing my job, just everything," the World Wrestling Entertainment star, 29, exclusively tells PEOPLE in the latest issue. "I had no idea what would happen if I came out."

But Young's fears were put to rest on Aug. 14 after he announced his sexual orientation – a revelation he had shared with close family and friends two years ago – to a reporter with a camera who approached him at Los Angeles International Airport.

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