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Pro wrestling legend Verne Gagne dies at age 89

By The Associated Press 11:23 a.m.
MINNEAPOLIS — Verne Gagne, one of professional wrestling’s most celebrated performers and promoters, has died. He was 89. Gagne died Monday at his daughter’s home in ...

LaBar: Extreme Rules was entertaining and smart

By Justin LaBar
The ending to WWE Extreme Rules was brilliant. Not overly exciting compared to the rest of the night, but still brilliant. Randy Orton was told his RKO was banned. Everybody interpreted and only thought about him not being able to use ...

LaBar: Tough Enough reality show returning in June

By Justin LaBar
WWE announced the reality show known as Tough Enough is returning in June. The casting call has been opened up for men and women to send their videos to WWEToughEnough.com if they think they have what it takes to compete for ...

LaBar: WWE bringing NXT show to Pittsburgh

By Justin LaBar
WWE continues to branch out with their developmental territory. The stars from NXT will be coming to Pittsburgh on Thursday, June 11, at Stage AE on the North Shore. If you’re a professional wrestling fan from the old days, you have to ...

LaBar: WWE bans finishing move of top star

By Justin LaBar
On Monday, I helped “curb stomp” trend on Twitter when I was the deliverer of bad news to WWE fans. If you follow me on Twitter, you know I broke the story of WWE banning the curb stomp, which is Seth ...

LaBar: Concerns once again for Daniel Bryan

By Justin LaBar
The month of April has not been kind to Daniel Bryan. The Intercontinental Champion and arguably most loved performer on WWE’s roster was sent home early from the European tour this week. Normally when someone is sent home from the European tour ...

LaBar: Pro wrestling legends are a reminder that less is more

By Justin LaBar
This past weekend was a reminder of how little things go a long way in professional wrestling. Saturday was the annual “Night of the Superstars,” presented by the Pittsburgh-based International Wrestling Cartel. Ric Flair, Kevin Nash, Gangrel, Tommy Dreamer, Rhino and ...

LaBar: WWE will manipulate fans for Reigns

By Justin LaBar
WWE isn’t done with Roman Reigns. Not by a long shot. There’s a lot of speculation circling the wrestling world regarding Reigns’ future. He appeared to be the chosen one who was building to WrestleMania to presumably become the new WWE ...

LaBar: Top WWE Diva suddenly retires

By Justin LaBar
AJ Lee has retired from professional wrestling. Well, so they say. Lee is married to CM Punk. In early 2014, Punk walked out on WWE due to a lot of issues he was having with the company. He verbally slammed them ...

LaBar: Ronda Rousey vs Steph McMahon is inevitable

By Justin LaBar
Ronda Rousey versus Stephanie McMahon in a WWE match will happen one day in the future. Take that prediction to the bank. WWE’s going to take the match to the bank and laugh the whole way. I’ve said several times in ...

LaBar: WrestleMania 31 one of the best ever

By Justin LaBar
The annual big show was littered with questions, controversy and concern about the lack of exciting buildup to certain key matches. The execution negated all of ...

LaBar: WWE’s Hall of Fame show drags — and knows it

By Justin LaBar
Saturday in San Jose started with quick energy and ended with a long-winded celebration. Just a day away from WrestleMania 31, I experienced thousands of fans at WWE Axxess where they got the chance to meet WWE Superstars and see rare ...

LaBar: WWE wins with Lesnar signing new deal

By Justin LaBar
Brock Lesnar and WWE just pulled a LeBron James media move. It was “The Decision” with Brock Lesnar when he appeared live on ESPN’s SportsCenter on Tuesday night. The hook was he had a major announcement. The announcement was Lesnar is ...

LaBar: Pro wrestler dies during match In Mexico

By Justin LaBar
On Friday night, tragedy struck in Mexico during a professional wrestling match that led to the death of Perro Aguayo Jr. The cause of death is being reported as a stroke caused by cervical spinal damage. Aguayo was in a tag team ...

LaBar: Less is more with WWE title

By Justin LaBar
Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns or Seth Rollins— all names who in one scenario or another could walk out of WrestleMania as WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Lesnar will defend the title against Reigns in the main event. Rollins is still carrying the ...

LaBar: My professional wrestling pet peeves

By Justin LaBar
My career is great in that I get to watch professional wrestling for a living. I love it. But as with anything you love, it’s impossible not to have pet peeves and annoyances with something you’re around so much. This is Volume ...

Show goes on at East Brady wrestling school

By Brad Pedersen
The future of Five Star Wrestling Academy in East Brady is no longer on the ropes. The operator of the professional wrestling training school has been raising money to replace a wrestling ring that was stolen this year. When he was ...

LaBar: The good, lucky and ugly in pro wrestling

By Justin LaBar
This week in professional wrestling, we have Tessa Blanchard, Lucha Underground and Chyna. The good, the lucky and the ugly. The Good Tessa Blanchard, 19, is on the fast track to being a big star. A daughter of ...

WWE continues to remember Pittsburgh fan with Children’s Hospital visit

By Justin LaBar
WWE stars spent Monday morning visiting UPMC’s Children’s Hospital for Connor’s Cure. The foundation was named after Connor Michalek, who died at age 8 from medulloblastoma, ...

LaBar: WWE trainer steps down after controversy

By Justin LaBar
You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth. The famous line from the movie “A Few Good Men” applies to wrestling fans trying to understand the recent actions and accusations surrounding Bill DeMott. DeMott was the head trainer for WWE’s developmental ...

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