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Kurt Angle laments fate of Olympic wrestling

In the summer of 1996, the eyes of the wrestling world weren’t transfixed on ratings or politics. They were locked onto 27-year-old American Kurt Angle, who was putting the finishing touches on one of the most decorated careers in the sport’s modern history with an Olympic gold medal victory in Atlanta. Now, the concern in […]

Finlay family brings faith, passion to Cougar mats

The Finlay family casts a large shadow whenever the Newnan wrestling team rolls out the mats. Led out on the floor by Cougar senior David Finlay, a 2010 state qualifier and team captain, the Finlays have become the first family of wrestling at Newnan High School through their dedication and love for the sport. For […]

Kurt Angle Q&A: Verbal Sparring With The Wrestling Machine

The Olympic gold medallist-turned-WrestleMania headliner on neck injuries, imminent movie stardom and why he’s hoping to regain his title at London 2012. You retired from amateur freestyle wrestling in 1996. What’s convinced you to return at the age of 42? Well, I wouldn’t be doing it if I didn’t think I could win Olympic gold. […]

Olympic gold medalist attempts huge comeback

By Tyler Huey Nisqually Valley News Kurt Angle won a gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the 1996 Olympics and now, 15 years later, the 42-year-old is training to make a comeback in hopes of qualifying for next summer’s 2012 Olympics. Maybe this is nostalgia talking, but if there’s anyone who can do it, it’s […]

TNA- Pro Wrestling Fans Around the World Should Support Angle’s Olympic Run

By Travis Smith   Kurt Angle seems to have done it all in professional wrestling. He has been world champion 14 times, a former WWE King Of The Ring, a triple crown winner in WWE and TNA, and was named by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter the wrestler of the 2000s decade. With everything Angle has […]

Former OU wrestler hitting it big in the WWE

When former University of Oklahoma wrestler Jake Hager goes to work, he still has to every now and then sit back to take a breath. Hager wrestles for World Wrestling Entertainment as one of their superstars, and his character, “Jack Swagger,” is one of the top villains on the WWE’s television show Smackdown! that comes […]

Kurt Angle Arrested for Breaking Protection Order, Possession Charge

Kurt Angle arrested on PFA violation, possession of HGH By Jim McKinnon, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pro wrestler Kurt Angle is free on bond following his arrest today on charges that he violated a protection of abuse order obtained by his girlfriend earlier in the morning. Mr. Angle, 40, of Moon, was arrested by township police around […]

Brock Lesnar Acts Like a Clod

LAS VEGAS “So Brock Lesnar, in the parlance of pro wrestling, had gone straight heel. After bludgeoning Frank Mir to retain the Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight championship at the hyped UFC 100, the former pro wrestling star decided to put on a real show. Lesnar ran around the octagon flipping off the Mandalay Bay Events […]

Brock Lesnar Credits God for His Physique

The former University of Minnesota wrestling All-American and current Ultimate Fighting Champion heavyweight title holder in an interview credited God — and not steroids — for his physique. By PAUL WALSH, Star Tribune Former University of Minnesota wrestling All-American Brock Lesnar, the current Ultimate Fighting Champion heavyweight title holder, took a swipe at President Obama […]

UFC Banking on Brock Lesnar’s Success

For everyone who followed pro wrestling from childhood, there was always a lingering question: How would certain guys, not necessarily the biggest stars but the ones who are known by fans as real-life tough guys, do if the battle was real? The question was more on people’s minds during old-school pro wrestling’s heyday than in […]

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