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MMA star Cain Velasquez visits WWE Performance Center

Two-time UFC champion Cain Velasquez visited the WWE Performance Center for an in-ring workout with some NXT stars.

MMA fighters and pro wrestling stars who proved to be dual threats

Though it might seem as though the scripted fighting of the WWE and the real fighting in the world of MMA don't have much in common, backgrounds in amateur wrestling and various martial arts have allowed stars to transition from one world to the other.

Inside the "All-Access" experience at the WWE Performance Center

KC Joyner accompanied a handful of fans getting the experience of a lifetime at a WWE Performance Center "All-Access" event, where fans get to experience a day in the life of an NXT superstar.

Becoming the main event

Little people in the 'lucha libre' are headliners

For decades they were relegated as sidekicks in the iconic Mexican wrestling matches, but little people now train and feature as headliners.

Microestrellas de la lucha libre

Little person wrestlers are determined to showcase their craft in Mexico's iconic 'lucha libre.'

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Hulk Hogan

Is it too soon for Hulk Hogan to return to WWE?

The disgraced grappler, banned for making racist comments, has been reinstated to the Hall of Fame.

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Two-division UFC champion and big WWE fan Daniel Cormier reacts to Hulk Hogan being reinstated into the WWE Hall of Fame. Video from Farbod Esnaashari.

Andrew Feldman, ESPN.com5d ago

WWE wrestlers react to Hulk Hogan's Hall of Fame reinstatement

Kofi Kingston says Hogan must make 'genuine effort to change.'

WWE

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Roman Reigns after the WWE won the League Humanitarian Leadership Award in Los Angeles.

Arash Markazi, ESPN Senior Writer5d ago

Recapping the WWE week

Raw recap: Lesnar to defend Universal title against Lashley or Reigns, Rousey gets shot at Bliss

We got a very clear picture Monday of what the Raw title matches will look like at SummerSlam, with Brock Lesnar set to defend his Universal championship against Roman Reigns or Bobby Lashley, and Ronda Rousey getting her shot against Alexa Bliss.

SmackDown Live Results - Orton goes heel and The Miz versus Daniel Bryan finally resumes

Randy Orton interfered in the main event match and immediately established himself as a top heel on the brand with his attack on Jeff Hardy, but what many will remember from Tuesday night is the resumption of the feud between The Miz and Daniel Bryan.

NXT results: A first match is set for TakeOver: Brooklyn IV

The focus has been on the women's division as NXT starts to build its card for TakeOver: Brooklyn IV. After a triple threat match on Wednesday, the first match was set and offers a trilogy bout that many have been waiting for.

205 Live

Results

Extreme Rules

Recap

Extreme Rules recaps and ratings: Two title changes, Lashley wins

Two title changed hands at Extreme Rules Sunday night. We also saw Braun Strowman throw Kevin Owens off a cage, Bobby Lashley shocked Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins and Dolph Ziggler took their Iron Man Intercontinental title match into overtime.

SAnitY and The New Day closed out the Extreme Rules kickoff show with a fun, spot-heavy match. A double powerbomb/double stomp from New Day was the highlight of the match, with SAnitY pulling off a few big spots of their own - including the combo suspension elbow that Eric Young and Alexander Wolfe used to put Kofi Kingston through a table to win the match.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com7d ago

In the opening match of the WWE Extreme Rules Kickoff show, Sin Cara and Andrade ‘Cien' Almas went full bore in a short match that saw a number of crazy spots including a hurricanrana on the ring apron. A Zelina Vega distraction, double knees and a hammerlock DDT earned Almas the victory.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com7d ago

Ring of Honor

How 'Hangman' Adam Page went from teacher to wrestling star

Once seen as just a lackey in the Bullet Club, "Hangman" Page has grown into his own and has a bright future in professional wrestling.

RING OF HONOR/James Musselwhite

ROH and NJPW announce historic Madison Square Garden show during WrestleMania weekend

Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling announced a historic WrestleMania weekend show at Madison Square Garden, the longtime unofficial home of WWE, making them the first non-WWE promotions in decades to run at the venue.

WWE Results

Tensions spill over ahead of Extreme Rules

Monday Night Raw showcased dominance from Bobby Lashley and Roman Reigns, a surprising victory by Drew McIntyre as well as a questionable situation involving Bayley and Sasha Banks' relationship.

SmackDown Live Results: There's a spotlight on the underdogs at Extreme Rules

A 10-man main event set up two of the more interesting matches at Extreme Rules, as it seems that SmackDown Live will be the priority of the upcoming pay-per-view.

Undisputed Era win back tag titles with victory over Moustache Mountain

The Undisputed Era and Moustache Mountain put on one of the matches of the year resulting in another title change in the very busy NXT tag team division.

SmackDown Live

Rusev vs. AJ

Rusev excited for championship match against AJ Styles at Extreme Rules

Rusev is ready for his first WWE championship opportunity at Extreme Rules.

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Rusev is exited for his title opportunity against AJ Styles at Extreme Rules. Video from Farbod Esnaashari

Andrew Feldman, ESPN.com13d ago

Monday Night Raw

We got a final push in a number of rivalries, and what has to be classified as a surprising win for Drew McIntyre over Seth Rollins in the main event, but Raw also added one match to the card for Extreme Rules. Braun Strowman will go one-on-one with Kevin Owens in a steel cage match.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com13d ago

Brock Lesnar

Lesnar, back as spectator, challenges Cormier

Brock Lesnar was seated in the front row for Saturday night's UFC 226 main event and promptly challenged newly crowned heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.

It's time for Brock Lesnar to lose the Universal championship

At 425 days and counting, Brock Lesnar's stretch as Universal champion has grown to historic levels -- but his absence on a week-to-week basis has become a weight dragging down the rest of the stars of Monday Night Raw.

Raw, SDL and NXT Results

WWE creative hits the repeat button

Monday Night Raw offers minimal advancement of any storyline with the exception of a stellar match added to the Extreme Rules card between Dolph Ziggler and Seth Rollins.

Team Hell No carries SmackDown along the road to Extreme Rules

There were minor moves forward in SmackDown's various title pictures, and SAnitY got their hands on The New Day, but for the most part Tuesday night was all about the reunion of Team Hell No and a rare choice to focus on long-term storytelling.

Johnny Gargano takes turn towards the darkness in return to NXT action against EC3

After getting revenge against Tommaso Ciampa in New Orleans, Johnny Gargano's loss to Ciampa in Chicago led to a dramatic shift in personality and a chance to tell a dark final chapter in their saga, which we saw a glimpse of Wednesday on NXT TV.

205 Live

Charlotte Flair: Body10

The mind, body and soul of Charlotte Flair

For Charlotte Flair, one of the stars of ESPN The Magazine's 2018 Body Issue, wrestling is more than just turnbuckles and moonsaults. It's about legacy, family and facing your pain.

Charlotte Flair: Body Issue 2018

More from Charlotte Flair in ESPN's Body Issue 2018: videos, photos and animation.

DeAngelo Williams

One year after DeAngelo Williams made his in-ring debut at Slammiversary XV -- and promptly retired immediately thereafter -- Williams is set to return to Impact Wrestling on July 12 in the lead-up to this year's Slammiversary pay-per-view. It's unclear whether or not the former Pittsburgh Steelers and Carolina Panthers running back will wrestle again, but he will serve as the on-screen training partner for fellow former NFL player Quinn ‘Moose' Ojinnaka in the lead-up to Moose's word title match at Slammiversary against Austin Aries.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com20d ago

WWE

On This Date: Undertaker throws Mankind off the cell

On June 28, 1998 at King of the Ring, Undertaker tossed Mankind off the top of the cell and onto the announcers table during their Hell in a Cell match.

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WWE U.K. Championship Tournament

Pete Dunne carrying professional wrestling into new era during reign as WWE U.K. champion

Over the past 18 months, Pete Dunne has blazed a path through wrestling unlike those who came before him -- straddling the lines between WWE (as the U.K. champion) and carrying that title into independent wrestling as part of a wrestling revolution.

WWE U.K. Championship Tournament Night 2 recap: New tag champs, Dunne defends

On the second night of the second edition of the WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament, Tyler Bate and Trent Seven defeated Undisputed Era to become NXT tag team champions, Pete Dunne closed out the show, and a 205 Live superstar returned to action.

British Strong Style confirms role as centerpiece of NXT U.K. division

On the eve of the second WWE United Kingdom Championship tournament debuting on the WWE Network, one thing is clear -- the British Strong Style trio of Pete Dunne, Tyler Bate and Trent Seven is the centerpiece of the NXT U.K. division.

Adam Cole in EVOLVE

Adam Cole makes WWE history with EVOLVE dream match against Walter

As WWE eases out of its isolation from every other wrestling company in the world, crossovers between WWE/NXT and affiliated outside promotions are starting to break down walls -- and Adam Cole's match with Walter in EVOLVE was a big step forward.

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Shortly after his successful NXT North American championship defense at EVOLVE, Adam Cole reflects on what stepping into the ring with WALTER was like and what those famous chops really feel like.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com28d ago

Cheap Heat

Two-part MITB recap

A Money In The Bank Break Down

After talking about the career of Vader, the boys break down MITB. There's more to do so this is part 1 of 2. Enjoy yourself!

More MITB Insight

Peter and SGG offer more MITB fallout plus mailbag and the Black Power Rankings.

The State of NXT

Triple H on the state of NXT after TakeOver: Chicago

After a busy week in the world of NXT, from TakeOver: Chicago II to the official launch of the NXT U.K. brand, Paul "Triple H" Levesque reflects on where everything stands.

Wednesday's edition of NXT brought us a pair of interesting matches filmed before TakeOver: Chicago II. Bianca Belair won her highest-profile match to date, against Dakota Kai, whole War Raiders continued their upward trajectory in the NXT tag team division with a win over The Mighty - f.k.a. TM61.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com32d ago

Vader

Vader blazed a trail for dynamic big men in the world of pro wrestling

Big Van Vader broke the mold for what a superheavyweight could do in the world of professional wrestling, from his high-flying repertoire that included moonsaults to his ability to perform as a dynamic world champion against smaller opponents.

Leon White, pro wrestling's Vader, dies at 63

Leon White, who spent more than 30 years in professional wrestling as Vader with one of the most iconic looks in the history of the business, has died at 63.

Mae Young Classic 2018

The second annual Mae Young Classic will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 8 and Thursday, Aug. 9 at Full Sail Live. The 32-woman tournament will feature performers from 12 different countries taking part in a single-elimination tournament. Mae Young Classic 2018 will reveal its roster of talent and other pertinent information in the coming weeks.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com32d ago

SmackDown Live

Happy Rusev Day

Happy Rusev Day! Rusev becomes No. 1 contender

Rusev outlasted Daniel Bryan, The Miz, Samoa Joe and Big E to become the new No. 1 contender -- a role he's deserved for way too long.

Rusev trying to be more than the 'stereotypical foreign bad guy'

Rusev spent his first few years in the WWE playing the same foreigner heel role as plenty of others before him, but his new efforts with Rusev Day are helping him turn a corner and build a path for others to follow.

WWE on ESPN resources

  • Nick Laham/ESPN
  • WWE profiles

    Profile pages for every active member of the WWE roster

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  • WWE championship history

    Trace the lineage and history of every active title in the WWE

  • ESPN SportsCenter
  • Off the Top Rope archive

    ESPN's Jonathan Coachman goes 1-on-1 with the WWE's biggest superstars

  • Courtesy of WWE
  • Title watch

    All of the current champions in WWE and the most significant contenders for each title.

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