In the world of pro-wrestling, it can be difficult to determine what is real and what isn’t. World Wrestling Entertainment which is without question the leader in what is professionally known as “sports entertainment” held it’s annual event known as “WrestleMania” on Sunday night (April 8) in New Orleans which saw the in-ring debut of former UFC fighter Ronda Rousey.
The following night during the WWE’s weekly broadcast of “Monday Night Raw” which airs on the USA Network a popular WWE superstar from the United Kingdom simply known as “Paige announced to the international crowd in attendance that she had to retire from in-ring competition due to a neck injury. “Paige” whose real name is Saraya-Jade Bevis will be the subject of an upcoming motion picture called “Fighting With My Family” which will tell the real-life story of Bevis and her family who are well-known wrestlers in the United Kingdom
Paige began wrestling as a teenager in her family-run wrestling promotion in England. Following a tryout, with the WWE she came to the United States and began training which eventually led to Paige joining the company’s developmental division known as “NXT” where the wrestler polished her in-ring ability.
Four years ago Paige made her official television debut on WWE’s “Monday Night Raw” ironically in New Orleans following WWE’s WrestleMania event. Known as the “Raw after mania” the special edition of the weekly wrestling program is often full of surprises which capitalize on the hype left over from the previous night’s event.
This week four years later Paige appeared in the ring holding a microphone where she informed the sold-out crowd in attendance that she had to retire. This announcement had been a long time coming since news of the career-ending neck injury first was reported by wrestling industry news outlets but the WWE continued to feature Paige on their television programs for the last few months with no mention of the injury.
You can watch a video of Paige’s announcement below:
Video: Sabre Norris Is Officially Going To The X Games
Trevor Decker News is proud to share the news that Australian YouTuber and skateboarder Sabre Norris is officially heading to the X Games.
Australian skate prodigy Sabre Norris takes the win in Women’s Skate Park at the Road To X Games Boise Park Qualifier, securing an invite to X Games Minneapolis 2018 in the process.
Ronda Rousey Opens Up About Her Father’s Suicide On E!’s Hollywood Medium
Ronda Rousey appeared on the most recent episode of the E! television series ‘Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry’ where the WWE star opened up about her father’s suicide. Ronda fought back tears as she shared the heartbreaking circumstances leading up to her father’s passing. You can watch the clip below:
Eagles Coach Praises Jesus Following Super Bowl Victory
What a powerful example Doug is to glorify the name above all names during the biggest sporting event in America!
Coach Doug Peterson of the world champion Philadelphia Eagles is asked how in 9 years he can go from coaching High School football to winning the Super Bowl …
WWE’s Vince McMahon Announces New XFL Football League (Full Press Conference)
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Vince McMahon Promises To Give Football Back To Fans With New XFL
WWE chairman Vince McMahon is going to bring back the XFL, his ill-fated professional football league that lasted for only one season, in 2001. In an announcement on Thursday, McMahon said the XFL would begin competition in 2020.
The announcement itself pushed a few key elements: player safety, a simpler game, and a family-friendly version of football that would be created with extensive input from fans. Competition will begin with eight teams of 40-man rosters and what McMahon called a “faster, more fan-centric game.”
One area that McMahon continued to double down on is that his league will be about “playing football.” Several questions about player expression, kneeling during the national anthem or supporting social issues were met with McMahon saying there would be a code of conduct and his league was about football — not politics or social issues.
Rumors of McMahon’s renewed interest in professional football swirled when he sold $100 million in WWE stock to start Alpha Entertainment, the aim of which was to make investments “including professional football.” The company also trademarked the XFL name, which added fuel to the fire.
WATCH LIVE: Vince McMahon Major Sports Announcement Press Conference
Vince McMahon who has been chairman and CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment for decades will be making a live sports announcement today at 3pm ET. McMahon has launched a new company ALPHA Entertainment that will focus on projects outside of pro wrestling. With the continued controversy surrounding the NFL it has been reported that today’s press conference by Vince McMahon will announce a rival football league as an alternative to the NFL., Most likely the return of McMahon’s former XFL which he first launched in the early 2000’s
In part WWE released the following:
WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon will make a major sports announcement today at 3 p.m. ET, streaming live from the digital platforms of his new enterprise, Alpha Entertainment.
Watch the livestream of the press conference right here at Trevor Decker News beginning at 3pm ET.
Cubs win! Cubs win! Cubs win!
After 108 years of waiting, the Cubs won the 2016 World Series with a wild 8-7, 10-inning Game 7 victory over the Indians on Wednesday night at Progressive Field. The triumph completed their climb back from a 3-1 Series deficit to claim their first championship since 1908.
A roller-coaster of emotions spilled out in a game that lasted almost five hours, featuring some wacky plays, a blown four-run lead, a 17-minute rain delay and some 10th inning heroics that sealed the deal.
It was a perfect ending for a franchise that had waited forever for just one championship, and your stomach never will be the same.
This is not a dream. The Cubs did it.
Chicago Cubs Ben Zobrist Shares Christian Faith: ‘We All Need Christ’
Chicago Cubs player Ben Zobrist uses his platform to share his Christian faith and says that “We all need Christ.”
Zobrist has been given some incredible opportunities in his baseball career. Last year, he won a World Series title with the Kansas City Royals, and this year he has the opportunity to win another World Series with the Cubs who are looking to win the World Series for the first time since 1908.
“We know that as a Christian athlete, people are watching, and so we want to be the best example we can be and show that we are different – that Christ has changed our lives,” Zobrist said in 2013. “But at the same time, I want people to know that grace is for everyone. We all need grace. We all need Christ.
Zobrist has been a starting player for every game in the 2016 World Series between the Cubs and the Cleveland Indians. He is listed as a second baseman, but also plays other positions.
His wife, Julianna Zobrist, is a Christian musician, and Zobrist uses her song “Alive” as his walk-up song. Julianna Zobrist could be seen closely watching Ben at bat during the World Series matchups.
The couple has written a book together about their Christian faith and career journeys titled Playing With Purpose.
“The biggest thing is, I’m still learning,” said Zobrist. “I still have a lot to learn about what the love of Christ is like – that it’s not just knowledge … but it’s allowing the truth to change you – allowing Christ’s message of grace and hope and love through the cross, that that message is the message that changes the way we look at everything in our lives.”