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Sunday 15 November 2009
Ricky Hatton was ready to rumble last week, from a variety of orifices. The boxer was guest of honour on WWE Late Night Raw (Sky Sports 3, Thursday), his first time back in the ring since Manny Pacquiao laid him out like an undertaker in May. But Hatton looked more like his hero Bernard Manning than Manny.
Saturday 14 November 2009
Friday 13 November 2009
Wednesday 11 November 2009
Gladys "Killem" Gillem, who has died aged 89, spent her professional wrestling career as a heel, but not just any heel. Gillem was, more often than not, the designated loser for the popular "girls" champion Mildred Burke, arguably the only drawing card in the 1940s for women's wrestling, which was otherwise presented as a novelty, like midget wrestling. Gillem spent nearly a decade as Burke's top opponent partly because, lacking Burke's glamour, she played the bigger and stronger heel well, and was athletic enough to put Burke's wrestling over; but also because, for most of that time, she was the main, but not only, mistress of Billy Wolfe, who controlled women's wrestling and was also married to Burke. This odd triangle belied Burke's image as an all-American wife as well as wrestler.
Wednesday 28 October 2009
Hulk Hogan is returning to the profession - but not to the organization - that made him a household name.
Saturday 24 October 2009
"Captain" Lou Albano, who died on 14 October aged 76, became one of the most recognised professional wrestlers of the 1980s after appearing in the video for Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun". World Wrestling Entertainment called him one of their "most popular and charismatic legends."
Thursday 08 October 2009
The Conservatives will speed through plans to wrestle control of schools away from local authorities in an attempt to shake up Britain's "dumbed down" education system, they pledged yesterday.
Friday 25 September 2009
Nathan Brown, the Huddersfield coach, has hit back at the Catalan Dragons' criticism of his side's technique in the tackle by accusing them of trying to pressurise the referee for tonight's play-off game between the two sides at the Galpharm Stadium.
Friday 18 September 2009
There are numerous insights to be gleaned from watching Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts, Scott Hicks' 2007 documentary about the American composer which has recently received a UK DVD release. For the film, Hicks spent a year with Glass, documenting his exceptional work-rate and offering an intimate portrait of his home life.
Tuesday 18 August 2009
A man was arrested after attacking eight people and two police officers with a penknife, police said today.
Sunday 16 August 2009
The comedian Justin Lee Collins made a programme for Sky last year in which he tried to become a professional darts player. It was hardly the most Herculean of tasks – about as demanding as growing a beer belly. His latest quest was far more formidable, to become a "luchador" or Mexican wrestler in Justin Lee Collins: The Wrestler (Sky One, Thursday).
Friday 31 July 2009
BAE Systems posted a first-half loss of £82m yesterday as the group's pension deficit ballooned by 30 per cent to more than £3bn.
Thursday 16 July 2009
Monday 13 July 2009
Sunday 12 July 2009
A fresh chapter in the history book of British fighters whose grandest ambitions turn to dust in Las Vegas was written late on Saturday, when one of our nation’s most feted pugilists came, saw and was comprehensively conquered beneath the bright lights of his sport’s biggest stage.
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