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Professional wrestler King Kong Bundy, whose real name was Christopher Pallies, died on Monday, March 4, 2019.
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Tim Jimenez
March 05, 2019 - 8:45 am
UPDATED: 12:45 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One of the biggest professional wrestling stars of the '80s and '90s, who was born and raised in South Jersey, has died. Promoter and longtime friend David Herro says King Kong Bundy died on Monday. Herro posted on Facebook: "Today we lost a Legend...
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Gene Okerlund
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January 02, 2019 - 3:26 pm
( CBS News ) — WWE Hall of Famer "Mean" Gene Okerlund, who for years interviewed wrestling icons from Hulk Hogan to the Iron Sheikh, has died. He was 76. WWE said in a statement that it is "saddened" to learn about the announcer and host's death, and extended its condolences to his family, friends...
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WWE Trilpe H
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October 25, 2018 - 7:22 pm
By Jill Disis, CNN Business (CNN) -- WWE says it will go ahead with plans to host an upcoming wrestling event in Saudi Arabia next month. The company's announcement about the "Crown Jewel" show comes more than three weeks after the journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul...
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WWE in Philly
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Andrew Kramer
October 15, 2018 - 9:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With all that is going on in Saudi Arabia at the moment, World Wrestling Entertainment is receiving plenty of backlash for not canceling a show scheduled there in a few weeks called "Crown Jewel." Many, including U.S. Senators, are hoping WWE will ultimately decide to...
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Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart
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August 13, 2018 - 2:31 pm
WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, who joined with Bret Hart to form one of the top tag teams in the 1980s with the WWE, has died. He was 63. The Pasco Sheriff's Office said Neidhart fell at home, hit his head and "succumbed to his injury" on Monday in Wesley Chapel, Florida. No...
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GOP chair Buddy Burkhardt, left, shakes the hand of Glenn Jacobs after early results showed Jacobs winning the mayoral race, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Knoxville, Tenn.
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August 03, 2018 - 11:20 am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Glenn Jacobs, the WWE wrestler known as Kane, has won the bout for mayor in Tennessee's third largest county. Jacobs, a Republican who also runs an insurance and real estate company, was leading Democrat Linda Haney by a large margin with most of the votes counted in Knox...
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