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LaBar: Pittsburgh native is rising star in pro wrestling

Sam Adonis is a rising star in pro wrestling who has spent the past eight years under the radar. Growing up in Monroeville as Sam ...

LaBar: Reigns' suspension could be a blessing

Roman Reigns has been suspended for 30 days, and it could end up being the blessing his career needs. WWE announced Tuesday he has been suspended ...

LaBar: Money in the Bank makes big strides for future

After a slow and steady start to Money in the Bank, the show ended with a bang and some facts. Fact one being Dean Ambrose is ...

LaBar: Sunday's WWE event will be among the best

Money in the Bank has elevated itself to the four elite events for WWE. It has bumped Survivor Series and now is following WrestleMania, SummerSlam and ...

LaBar: Cena vs Styles is history in the making

John Cena versus AJ Styles is history taking place. In the decades past, there have been flag bearers of organization styles and eras in professional wrestling, ...

LaBar: Possible WWE matches for UFC stars?

I had Twitter followers send questions on WWE and pro wrestling topics. Here are some of the most interesting questions and my responses: @JCross1027: ...

LaBar: Brock Lesnar to fight for UFC in one-shot deal

Brock Lesnar is still under WWE contract but will have one fight for UFC on July 9. As Jim Ross would say, "business is about ...

Hulk Hogan makes Pittsburgh appearance 

Professional wrestling legend Hulk Hogan did a meet and greet Saturday at The Mall at Robinson. It was hosted by Total Sports Enterprises, a sports ...

LaBar: No wrong style of pro wrestling, just audience 

The responses to a recent match in Japan illustrate clashing that's at an all-time high among professional wrestling styles and audiences. Ricochet took on Will Ospreay ...

LaBar: WWE SmackDown going live is game changer

WWE SmackDown is going to be live every week starting in July, and it's about time. For the last 17 years, spanning 874 episodes, SmackDown always ...

LaBar: WWE Extreme Rules exceeds expectations

I'm traditionally pessimistic going into the WWE pay-per-view known as Extreme Rules, and the event Sunday night exceeded my low expectations. Having a night dubbed to ...

Penguins gain famous fan in ex-wrestler Michaels

The Penguins are two wins away from returning to the Stanley Cup Final and gained a famous fan while riding the power of the letters ...

LaBar: Best bet for WWE Money in the Bank winner

I had Twitter followers send questions regarding current and future WWE topics. I took some of the most interesting and offered my response. @MusefulBuckles: With ...

LaBar: The power of The Bullet Club in pro wrestling

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery or it's legally trying to profit as much as possible off the established. AJ Styles arrived on WWE programming ...

LaBar: Sandow will fare best among WWE's 8 castoffs

Eight talents are entering a new chapter in their careers after WWE released them Friday. Damien Sandow, Wade Barrett, Alex Riley, Santino Marella, Zeb Colter, Hornswoggle, ...

LaBar: Ryback wants equal pay in WWE

When it comes to pay scale, sports and entertainment don't mix. Ryback went home Monday after unsuccessful negotiations with his boss Vince McMahon. Ryback wrote a ...

LaBar: WWE Payback starts a new era

WWE Payback was dubbed the first pay-per-view of a "new era," and it delivered with exploitation of the talents while leaving questions that hint at ...

LaBar: New WWE show bringing attitude era back

The new adult animated series "Camp WWE" will be a release of energy their older demographic has had built up for over a decade. I got ...

LaBar: Reality of Finn Balor coming to WWE

Finn Balor fans, the booking is not always greener on the other side. A lot of speculation is running wild of Balor progressing up to RAW ...

Chyna's pioneering spirit carries on past her death

Pioneer is the most accurate description for what Chyna was in professional wrestling. It was a word used appropriately by Stephanie McMahon, the Chief Brand Officer ...

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