The Associated Press Updated 10:31 am, Thursday, April 12, 2018 Photo: Carlos Osorio, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In a Sunday, April 1, 2007 file photo, Donald Trump lays on the mat after receiving a hit from "Stone Cold" Steve Austin after the match featuring Bobby Lashley and Umaga at Wrestlemania 23 at Ford Field in Detroit. A widely shared false news story claiming President Donald Trump was attacked and knocked unconscious is illustrated with an image of Trump at this pro wrestling event more than a decade ago. The story posted to the hoax website Action News 3 claims Trump was struck with a tire iron last summer outside Trump Tower in New York. The attacker was said to have been a Muslim “extremist” who confronted Trump while posing as a Fox News commentator. It didn’t happen. less FILE - In a Sunday, April 1, 2007 file photo, Donald Trump lays on the mat … [Read more...] about NOT REAL NEWS: Trump attack story uses Wrestlemania photo
Getty ImagesChris Polk/KCA2018/Getty Images John Cena is a busy man, but he always has time for deadlifts.The WWE Superstar (and potential new Blue's Clues host and late-life father) has a new movie, Blockers, dropping on Friday. On Sunday night, pro wrestling's main event, Wrestlemania 34, will descend upon the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans —but it's still not clear whether Cena will actually be on the card. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Cena has publicly campaigned for a match against retired WWE legend Undertaker to no response, leaving the status of the match a mystery. As of now, Cena will attend Wrestlemania as a fan only. A very strong fan, that is. To show off that strength, Cena posted a video on Twitter earlier this week of a pre-Wrestlemania workout. He repped out five clean deadlifts at 220 kg. (about 485 lbs.) without breaking a sweat.How To Pull Like CenaIf you're looking to start deadlifting or want to pull more weight, you should … [Read more...] about John Cena Deadlifts Like A Wrestlemania Champ. You Can, Too.
Getty ImagesBryan Steffy/Getty Images for WWE If you don't think Ronda Rousey's committed to her new WWE role, think again.On April 8, Rousey will step into the ring for her first official match at WWE's Wrestlemania 34. Fans are already familiar with the former UFC champ and Olympic medalist's exploits in other arenas, but her pro wrestling credentials haven't yet been proven on the promotion's biggest stage outside of a quick cameo at Wrestlemania 31. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below The WWE posted a video this week showing off Rousey's training ahead of her team-up with Kurt Angle next month to take on Stephanie McMahon and Triple H in a grudge match. As for whether she's prepared, the intense workout should dispel any doubts. The wide-ranging training session was filled with hard-hitting, mat-slamming drills in the ring that simulate the combat you'll see next month during Wrestlemania 34 — but that was just the start. Rousey and her partners also grappled using … [Read more...] about Ronda Rousey’s Wrestlemania 34 Workout Proves She Could Kick Your Ass
After 19 years in the ring, AJ Styles has certainly earned his nickname: The Phenomenal One. The current WWE Champion took one hell of a road to get where he is today. Debuting in 1998 for various independent promotions, Styles has spent the better part of two decades throwing his body in and around the ring on multiple continents. He performed in Ted Turner's now-defunct WCW, took Florida's six-sided TNA Wrestling to new heights, showed up in bingo hall indie shows and main-evented sold-out events in Japan's 42,000-seat Tokyo Dome. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Nowadays, the 40-year-old North Carolina native finds himself on the industry's biggest stage next to the likes of John Cena and Brock Lesnar, holding the company's most prestigious title. If pro wrestling is a hybrid of sports and entertainment, AJ Styles is its Daniel Day-Lewis with bigger biceps; a bonafide veteran consistently being given the chance to prove he's still the best in the world. With WWE's most … [Read more...] about Fit at 40: How a WWE Champion Stays in Fighting Shape
Courtesy of HBO/Wikimedia Commons There's some old footage from the WWE (then known as the World Wrestling Federation) that shows a shirtless Andre the Giant staring down a 2000-lb. weight. He grimaces, then deadlifts it with apparent ease, only a few visible beads of sweat on his frame.It’s one of several astounding clips featured in the upcoming HBO documentary Andre The Giant, which chronicles the mythological life and tragic death of the late WWE Hall of Famer. Before he passed away in his sleep at 46 due to congestive heart failure, Andre the Giant (born André René Roussimoff) was known as the “Eighth Wonder of the World," due to his colossal 7'4", 520-pound frame. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Even though Andre the Giant had incredible strength, he reportedly barely worked out or lifted weights. By all accounts, he was one of those rare, naturally strong people, says Jason Hehir, the director of the documentary. “He had God-gifted … [Read more...] about The Rare Disease That Gave Andre the Giant His Superhero Strength — and Led to His Death