Former WCW and WWE superstar Bill Goldberg throws out the first pitch to jump start the Legends of Wrestling Night at Marlins Park. The promotion was in conjunction with the Marlins home game against the Colorado Rockies. After he threw a pretty good pitch to Marlins pitcher and wrestling fan Tom Koehler, a fan (planted) heckled Goldberg about the throw. So Goldberg speared him. Unfortunately, for the large mouthy man, Goldberg still got it.
Paul Levesque, WWE's executive vice president of Talent and Live Events, better known as WWE superstar Triple H, discusses the night Jerry The King Lawler had a heart attack during WWE Monday Night Raw in Montreal.
FCW, featuring the superstars and divas of WWE NXT, includes Roman Reigns, son of the Wild Samoan Sika. The athletic Reigns, a former standout defensive lineman at Georgia Tech, is making a solid transition to pro wrestling/sports entertainment. Reigns is one of several second and third generation superstars and divas at FCW, the developmental leader for WWE.
Celeste Bonin (WWE alum Kaitlyn) just after her first match in four years as she main evented against Rachael Ellering (WWE Mae Young Classic competitor Rachel Evers) at a Coastal Championship Wrestling show on Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Coral Springs Charter School Gym. She trained for several months at the Main Event Training Center in Fort Lauderdale.
WWE NXT superstar Bray Wyatt is gearing for a great show at the Miami-Dade County Fair on Saturday, March 30. NXT, featuring future WWE superstars and divas, displays a fun, family friendly environment, spearheaded by former Florida wrestling legend Steve Keirn. Fans get autographs and photos with talent during a pre-show party and at intermission.
New Jersey's Enzo Amore, a former DJ in the family business, is a bonafide NXT superstar, teaming with Big Cass Colin Cassady in one of the most entertaining tag teams going today. Their catch phrases are mimicked by crowds, making them a very popular duo from WWE developmental at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando. From playing basketball on the courts in NYC to competing in the rings in WWE's NXT in Florida, their progress has helped NXT progress into its own brand on WWE Network. They challenge for the NXT tag team titles on Wednesday, March 20 during the NXT TakeOver live special on WWE Network from Full Sail Live at Full Sail University in Winter Park, near Orlando. Visit http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt for everything NXT and tour dates.
(Part 1) Talented NXT women's wrestler Becky Lynch is pioneering women's wrestling by opening doors for Irish women's wrestlers in the NXT and WWE era. Trained by Finn Balor (Fergal Devitt), she has come a long way since her debut in 2002 in her homeland Ireland. NXT is 8 p.m. EST Wednesdays on WWE Network. NXT returns to the Havert L. Fenn Center on Saturday, April 11, 2015 in Fort Pierce, Fla.
NXT Divas champ Charlotte works out with other developmental talent at the state-of-the-art WWE Performance Center in Orlando. They are the future of WWE's Divas Division, being trained by Sara Amato (former wrestler Sara Del Rey), the first female trainer in WWE. She is preparing the lovely and talented ensemble for sports entertainment via NXT shows that are featured on WWE Network.
After their grueling 30-minute Iron Man match in the main event of NXT TakeOver: Respect, NXT women's champ Bayley and former champ The Boss Sasha Banks signed autographs, posed for photos and spoke with fans outside Full Sail Live at Full Sail University in Winter Park, neat Orlando. That's also where Banks made-up with Bayley's top fan, Izzy. During the crowd pleasing, captivating match, Banks trash talked about Bayley to Izzy (seated front row) and even took Izzy's bow off her head, wore it in the ring, mocking her and Bayley, before fiercely throwing it back at Izzy's family. Izzy is just 8-years-old, and the tears rained. Instant heat. After the match and celebration, which saw the locker room give both wrestlers a standing ovation from the stage in a great show of respect, Banks gave Izzy her flowers, and they fist bumped. Outside Full Sail, Banks talked to Izzy and her dad, Cody. I asked her dad about it all. He was super excited as a long-time wrestling fan that Banks made Izzy part of this epic match, but as a father seeing his daughter cry, it was heartbreaking. Bayley's dad, who was seated next to Izzy and her family, actually held Izzy when she was crying, and then her parents comforted her, telling her to be strong for Bayley. Izzy was elated when Bayley won the historic match to retain the title, and Banks and Izzy made peace. All's well that ends well. NXT TakeOver: Respect was broadcast Wednesday, Oct. 7 live on WWE Network. Bayley and Banks tore the house down, making a statement for women's wrestling and gaining the respect of the entire locker room. Battered, bruised and tired, they made time to thank appreciative fans who waited outside for them afterward. BTW: Maybe you'll notice that Banks is wearing a Bayley 'Hugger' jersey, and Bayley is sporting a Banks jersey.
Final auditions for the 2016 version of the Miami Dolphins cheerleaders were Sunday, May 1 at the Miniaci Theater at Nova Southeastern University in (South Florida) Davie. Of the 70 finalists, 40 were chosen. The Dolphins cheerleaders made history as this marked the first time a cheerleader/dance squad for any professional sports team in North America traveled to other countries (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico) to conduct auditions. Twenty young ladies from the international search qualified for the final auditions, and 11 of them made the team.