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Wrestling: Any closet cases?

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by Anonymousreply 55709/17/2017

Thanks for starting this thread, OP. I've heard the rumors about The Rock. Are there any others?

by Anonymousreply 103/09/2011

Carlito.

by Anonymousreply 203/09/2011

Who was the guy The Rock had a lovers spat with on the streets of NYC?

by Anonymousreply 303/09/2011

There've been rumors about Rene Dupree for years.

by Anonymousreply 403/09/2011

Carlito? Care to elaborate R2?

by Anonymousreply 503/09/2011

rick martell

by Anonymousreply 603/09/2011

Years ago an ex-wrestler used to post here under the name The Masked Homo. There was some speculation that he was Tom "Z-Man" Zenk, but he denied it.

by Anonymousreply 703/10/2011

The Rock is either gay or just quite Samoan.

by Anonymousreply 803/10/2011

I heard rumors about James Brian Hellwig, aka The Ultimate Warrior, being a major closet case. He's also proudly homophobic (which isn't surprising since he's a wingnut). I wish Chris Jericho was gay, but I think he's straight. I heard that he's pretty gay-friendly, too.

by Anonymousreply 903/10/2011

The Fabulous Moolah and The Great Mae Young were a longtime couple.

by Anonymousreply 1003/10/2011

Moolah was also married to men four times.

She was a douchebag of the highest order.

by Anonymousreply 1103/10/2011

Bob Mould had a 2nd career working in the (minor league) pro wrestling field. He has a new biography coming out soon and supposedly dishes a lot about they gays in pro wrestling. Probably not any major names, but could be interesting nonetheless.

by Anonymousreply 1203/10/2011

John Cena and Randy Orton.

They're both married (to women) and have kids.

But, I've always wondered about them.

by Anonymousreply 1303/10/2011

I just presumed that all of them were.

by Anonymousreply 1403/10/2011

Does anyone remember Ravishing Rick Rude? Amzing...John Cena is in the pantheon as well.

by Anonymousreply 1503/10/2011

R15, yep I do. He use to wear his tights so tight you could see everything. %0D %0D He has been dead for a while now.....

by Anonymousreply 1603/10/2011

Oh, please keep this thread going!

by Anonymousreply 1703/10/2011

Wasn't Renee Dupree the boytoy of Pat Patterson?%0D %0D There was Kanyon, RIP.%0D %0D Wrestling is such a dysfunctional, ubermacho environment and the "sport" itself is so homoerotic, there has to be a ton of closet cases.

by Anonymousreply 1803/10/2011

Jeff Jarett got caught sucking Stings dick backstage once. Just a rumor, but it's one that won't go away.

by Anonymousreply 1903/10/2011

Who ever is close to Pat Patterson is a good bet to be at least willing to go gay to get a career boost.

by Anonymousreply 2003/10/2011

[quote]Does anyone remember Ravishing Rick Rude?

Oh HELL yes, I remember! Nasty sexy, mullett and all!

by Anonymousreply 2103/11/2011

There have been very few out gays in the wrestling business. Pat Patterson is the most famous and he's old. Kanyon came out a couple of years ago but then he killed himself. Sad.

by Anonymousreply 2203/11/2011

Orlando Jordan with TNA is out as bisexual. I think he stated he got fired from the WWE because of it.

by Anonymousreply 2303/11/2011

Do you know who's a real homophobic piece of shit? Ric Fuckin' Flair. The guy has been married multiple times yet he supported anti-gay, "family values" promoter Mike Huckabee in 2008. He's a typical Republican hypocrite. There was a story going around a while back that he attacked Orlando Jordan's boyfriend in a bar because they guy was dancing, which pissed off the old homophobe. Orlando's BF was supposed to be a regular on-air character and appeared a couple of times on Spike TV, but Flair got him fired.

by Anonymousreply 2403/11/2011

I always thought Rick Martel was the hottest one. He gave me lots of boners in Jr. High

by Anonymousreply 2503/11/2011

yup. i heard martel is gay too

by Anonymousreply 2603/11/2011

R9 Totally agree with you about Chris Jericho. Not sure, but I think he's married, too.

by Anonymousreply 2703/11/2011

R9, while I haven't heard that Jericho is virulently homophobic, he still has the "Christian" mindset that marriage should be between a man and a woman, etc. Which means that he, like most wrestlers, are hypocrites, as he's been cheating on his wife with other women as well.

by Anonymousreply 2803/11/2011

The bf is hot, Orlando Jordan is not.

by Anonymousreply 2903/11/2011

It's funny for how inherently homoerotic the sport is, I hardly hear of any actually gay/bi wrestlers. Compensating, maybe?

by Anonymousreply 3003/11/2011

[quote]Who was the guy The Rock had a lovers spat with on the streets of NYC?

The Rock had spat with Seann William Scott?!

[quote]The Rock is either gay or just quite Samoan.

Gay and Samoan? I think we need a thread on Samoans bc they all seem gay.

by Anonymousreply 3103/11/2011

Listen to this interview where Billy Jack Haynes talks about being molested.

by Anonymousreply 3203/11/2011

The guy on the left is Romeo Roselli.

I always thought he was hot.

by Anonymousreply 3303/11/2011

Romeo sans shirt.

by Anonymousreply 3403/11/2011

About a decade ago, there was a notorious website and message board called Ring Rats, in which wrestling groupies shared their sleazy sexual exploits. I started a thread on the forum politely inquiring about gay/bi wrestlers, and the webmaster -- herself a monumental slut -- immediately shut me down with a stern lecture on why outing them would be wrong.

I think pro wrestling must have a code of silence when it comes to the homosex, because I've never read any really good, credible gossip except re: the guys everybody knows about anyway, e.g. Pat Patterson and Chris Kanyon (RIP).

by Anonymousreply 3506/06/2011

HHH is a rapist. Only he calls it, 'hazing'.

by Anonymousreply 3606/06/2011

I heard the wrestler Carlito is gay.

by Anonymousreply 3706/07/2011

What about Alex Riley and Matt Striker? Any scoops on those juicy slabs of All-American beef!?!? Especially Alex Riley... he is so, so DREAMY!

by Anonymousreply 3806/07/2011

Details please R36.

I've heard about JBL's shower antics, but never about Triple H.

by Anonymousreply 3906/07/2011

Striker's cock.

by Anonymousreply 4006/07/2011

If that wasn't just a snarky comment, please elaborate R36.

Also, I've heard a few rumors about Cody Rhodes.

by Anonymousreply 4106/09/2011

Let's hear the Cody Rhodes rumors!

by Anonymousreply 4206/28/2011

Romeo Roselli used to wrestle for the JPWA under the name of Johnny Heartbreaker. JPWA was a teen wrestling video company run by a priest and totally homo erotic. Once the whole thing was found out it was closed down although I am not certain what happened to the priest. Not sure that implicates Romeo in any way - but it is interesting...

by Anonymousreply 4306/30/2011

A few indy wrestlers have made videos for erotic gay wrestling commpanies. A guy's gotta make some extra bucks. Have heard rumors about a lot of pros but I wasn't there so who knows. But would be hot to know that they were true.

by Anonymousreply 4406/30/2011

Big homophobe Rick Flair actually made a 8mm gay porn loop in the early 70's.. he just got a bj from a guy.. but still.. looks like a bad case of post production regret.

by Anonymousreply 4506/30/2011

For whatever reason the wrestling business has a lot of Republicans in it, and many stars are homophobic (despite rolling around with men in their underwear). It's very much a dog-eat-dog, every man for himself, I've got mine so fuck you, industry. Jesse Ventura tried to form a union back in the 80s but top-paid star Hulk Hogan ratted him out to Vince McMahon (aka management). If you want to find gay-friendly stars in the wrestling business look to the women. For whatever reason, a lot of gay guys love them some women wrestlers. It's true!

by Anonymousreply 4606/30/2011

^ Many guys in the indies are actually quite gay-friendly. A lot of them are liberal. It's mainly the big dogs, WWE mostly, that are heavily Republican, basically because Vince is a Conservative, and he expects his employees to follow his "example." There are some really great gay-friendly guys in the company still, like CM Punk. Randy Orton joked about being okay with a male fan "servicing" him in a recent interview, but the guy is still a huge pussyhound by all accounts.

by Anonymousreply 4706/30/2011

I used to have a thing for Beau Beverly back in the day. He featured in the first wet dream that I remember.

by Anonymousreply 4806/30/2011

"jomo (wrestler John Morrison) said I have good abs? hmmmm. Sounds like jomo, is a, just kidding"

Randy Orton tweeted this yesterday. Is it homophobic? Does the fact that he censored himself and didn't write "homo" make it any better? He knows that GLAAD has been on WWE's case lately. WWE was taken to task for homophobic wisecracks made by John Cena during a segment with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson a couple of months ago, and WWE personality Michael Cole also got in trouble for calling another color commentator a "fag" on twitter. In response, WWE has filmed anti-bullying PSAs. Personally, I don't think they're being genuine. CM Punk basically said the same thing last week about the PSAs during his work/shoot remarks on Raw.

by Anonymousreply 4907/03/2011

R49, I think you are reading too much into Orton's statement.

JOMO = JOhn MOrrison

by Anonymousreply 5007/03/2011

I remember when "Project Runway" had the designers make outfits for women wrestlers. ALL the women wrestlers seemed super-gay-friendly. %0D %0D Vince McMahan and his wife are homophobic slime. They've had pseudo-gay wrestlers (remember Golddust and Lenny Lane) prance around flambouyantly to make audiences scream anti-gay slurs at them while the macho "straight" wrestlers beat them up extra bad for being gay.%0D %0D In Connecticut once the McMahans had a wrestler jam a stick up the ass of a supposed gay opponent. That was only 11 or 12 years ago.

by Anonymousreply 5107/03/2011

Suspect Randy Orton has hundreds of gay fans who would love to service him!! (But, um BTW...I'm first in line!)

by Anonymousreply 5207/03/2011

Randy Orton is actually one of the more gay-friendly ones. (Last night on Twitter, he also good-naturedly interpreted a fan asking about him and John Cena making a movie to mean THAT kind of "movie.")

Yeah, that was a lame joke, but I doubt he meant any harm by it. At least he stopped himself and acknowledged that it could be offensive.

I don't doubt that the McMahons are homophobic, though. But it's interesting that Pat Patterson, who is openly gay, is one of Vince's closest confidantes.

by Anonymousreply 5307/03/2011

Another day, another wrestler uses homophobic slur. Surprisingly it was supposedly gay-friendly CM Punk in Australia, who yelled the following at a fan: "Nice faux-hawk, you homo." Video at link. Comment at 0:16. This is the same CM Punk who re-tweeted the following after NY legalized same-sex marriage: ***"Congrats NY, maybe the world isn't hopeless after all. 44 more states, grow up!"*** Punk received some backlash from knuckle-draggers opposed to same-sex marriage and responded this way: ***%E2%80%9C@Beks17Bk: @anthonyamor @CMPunk what happened in ny tonight makes me wanna move #smh%E2%80%9D You should move to bigot island! BYEBYE!!*** I'm disappointed with Punk's outburst because he has come across as an ally in the past.

by Anonymousreply 5407/04/2011

Is Punk a face or a heel these days? Maybe he was just being in character?

by Anonymousreply 5507/04/2011

[quote]Randy Orton joked about being okay with a male fan "servicing" him in a recent interview

He also joked that they keep a 10-year-old Brazilian boy backstage to oil down the wrestlers.

by Anonymousreply 5607/04/2011

I went to high school with "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan. We lived a few blocks over from his family. I lusted after him in high school, but he was wild about cooze.

by Anonymousreply 5707/04/2011

Naked hung ginger!

by Anonymousreply 5807/04/2011

Punk is one of the "Howard Stern" type of allies--he supports gay rights fully, but he's not above being offensive about things at times. Don't forget that he also insulted women, too.

by Anonymousreply 5907/04/2011

CM Punk releases statement:

"I'm glad TMZ posted that video because everybody needs to be held accountable for their bullshit, me included. What I said was bullshit.

I'm embarrassed. I own up to being a total douche in this situation and I offer a sincere apology to anybody I hurt with careless words."

by Anonymousreply 6007/04/2011

Phew! *wiping brow* For a moment I thought this thread was a hinting something untrue about me...

by Anonymousreply 6107/05/2011

We have Vince & Linda McMahan to thank for this bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 6207/06/2011

Who cares. Wrestlers are all a bunch of grimy losers.

by Anonymousreply 6307/06/2011

they're hot hot hot in the sack though

by Anonymousreply 6407/06/2011

Adrian Adonis & Mr. Bruce -

by Anonymousreply 6507/06/2011

Wasn't there some story about Bret hart being really upset about having to play homophobic?

by Anonymousreply 6607/06/2011

I commend CM Punk for stepping up and admitting he was a douche. Seemed a helluva lot more sincere than say, uh, Tracey Morgan & his fiasco.

by Anonymousreply 6707/06/2011

r62, that clip is from WCW, which was the McMahons' rival wrestling promotion at the time. The McMahons bought WCW in 2001 but they had nothing to do with that segment.

by Anonymousreply 6807/06/2011

What's funny is that I remember all sorts of gay rumors about Mr. Vince himself..that it was WWF was sort of a casting couch..

by Anonymousreply 6907/08/2011

Chris Hero, a Ring of Honor wrestler who may get picked up by WWE, is extremely gay-friendly. A poster at Just Us Boys told him he was a gay fan and was rewarded with a kiss on the cheek. He's adorable, too -- kind of a twinkier version of CM Punk.

by Anonymousreply 7008/03/2011

Most indie guys are pretty gay-friendly, being that they don't out it to Mr. Corporate Vince to be raging Republicans. Though apparently WWE is trying to make amends now. John Cena said that he was a fan of Lady GaGa on his Twitter and appeared at the Teen Choice Awards in a "Sue Sylvester" tracksuit. Methinks they are trying too hard (and too obviously) to pander.

Just let Cena blow Orton in the ring, and the gays will be appeased.

by Anonymousreply 7108/07/2011

Looks like maybe Hulk Hogan got jiggy with Brutus Beefcake?

by Anonymousreply 7208/18/2011

He would need a very big closet for that big ass!

by Anonymousreply 7308/19/2011

Bumping by request

by Anonymousreply 7411/02/2011

Someone is using ex-WWE/current indy guy Luke Gallows' pix on Craig's List. If it really is him, all you nelly Atlanta twinks are in luck!

by Anonymousreply 7512/13/2011

Bump for some CM Punk gossip.

by Anonymousreply 7612/21/2011

Georgeous George was STRAIGHT!

by Anonymousreply 7712/21/2011

CM Punk has fucked just about every WWE Diva on the roster. He must be one awesome nasty fuck because he's nothing to look at

by Anonymousreply 7812/21/2011

85kg weight class, Greco-roman wrestlers are h-o-t!

by Anonymousreply 7912/21/2011

That's the thing about Punk, R78 -- he's not super-good-looking, but he's still sex on a stick.

by Anonymousreply 8012/21/2011

CM Punk is a stud (after a haircut)

by Anonymousreply 8112/21/2011

John Morrison is one of the hottest guys alive

by Anonymousreply 8212/21/2011

I would venture to say that wrestling is the top sport that attracts the most deep closet cases. It always amazed me how this sport escapes definition of homoeroticism in the straight world. Sticking your face in another guy's sweaty crotch, getting intertwined with another half-naked man in contorted positions. You can't tell me most of these guys find a release for their sexual attraction to the same sex through the heterosexual "safe" excuse of wrestling.

by Anonymousreply 8312/21/2011

Anybody got any feet pics of John Morrison?

by Anonymousreply 8412/21/2011

That one named Chris who was on Dancing with the Stars the season before last pinged my gaydar - extremely.

by Anonymousreply 8512/21/2011

TNA's Matt Morgan..maybe

by Anonymousreply 8612/21/2011

Did CM Punk just have a kid? Pic of him on his Twitter saying why he's been away for a while...

by Anonymousreply 8701/18/2012

Jesse Ventura seemed to indicate that LOTS of wrestlers are closet cases.

by Anonymousreply 8801/18/2012

Hot Olympic wrestlers set my panties on fire!!!

by Anonymousreply 8901/18/2012

Shawn Michaels always MAJORLY pinged to me. He's a Christian now, and has put away his bad boy, sexin' and drinkin' and druggin' ways, but his old schtick in the ring screamed QUEEN. And he and HHH used to be a little too "close".

by Anonymousreply 9003/12/2012

That's Chris Jericho, R85. He's been discussed here.

Anyone remember a big hairy bear named Prince Albert? He didn't ping, he gonged.

by Anonymousreply 9103/12/2012

Buff Bagawell

by Anonymousreply 9203/12/2012

Billy Gunn totally pinged, too. And being in a "gay" storyline with Chuck Palumbo didn't help matters much.

by Anonymousreply 9303/13/2012

I remember Prince Albert,I was always afraid he'd get one of his huge nipple rings caught on something.

by Anonymousreply 9403/15/2012

I was majorly in love with Stone Cold Steve Austin during the late-'90s WWF Attitude era.

by Anonymousreply 9503/15/2012

Chris Benoit was so fucking HOT!

I wish I could have been his wife.

by Anonymousreply 9603/15/2012

Stone Cold was so sexy and masculine. Plus he really knew how to handle his woman outside the ring!

by Anonymousreply 9703/15/2012

Indie stud Joey Ryan, who coached the gurls on [italic]RuPaul's Drag Race:[/italic]

by Anonymousreply 9803/19/2012

@reply 96

That may be the most disgusting thing I have ever read. Way, way over the line. Come on.

by Anonymousreply 9906/10/2012

Cyndi Lauper had a crush on Madonna

by Anonymousreply 10006/11/2012

Hold me!

by Anonymousreply 10111/10/2012

Any rumors about Cody Rhodes or about Randy Orton's love child?

by Anonymousreply 10211/11/2012

Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman

by Anonymousreply 10311/11/2012

Jerry Linn

by Anonymousreply 10411/11/2012

Tom Zenk has a propensity for butch dominant blondes. Here he is with Johnny Ace

by Anonymousreply 10511/11/2012

Bump for more gossip.

by Anonymousreply 10612/15/2012

Posted for a non-subscriber.

Damn that was awkward

by Anonymousreply 10712/15/2012

Hawk on Sean Michaels

by Anonymousreply 10812/15/2012

Stone Cold was so sexy and masculine. Plus he really knew how to handle his woman outside the ring!

R97 You do know he beat the shit out of his wife right.

--->Debra met Steve Williams (known on-screen as Stone Cold Steve Austin) in 1998.

On September 6 of that year, they married at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas.

On June 15, 2002, police responded to a call to the couple's residence in San Antonio, Texas, and found Debra with bruises and a bloody nose.

On August 14, the authorities arrested Austin and charged him with misdemeanor assault

He pled no contest on November 25 and received a year's probation, a $1,000 fine, and an order to carry out eighty hours of community service.

Austin filed for divorce from Marshall on July 22, 2002 and the divorce was finalized on February 5, 2003.

Marshall later auctioned her wedding ring off on eBay and donated a portion of the proceeds ($27,100) to "Safe Place", an organization which assists the victims of domestic abuse.

In June and July 2007, Marshall made several appearances to discuss the Chris Benoit double murder and suicide.

She described steroids and drugs as the cause of Stone Cold hitting her in June 2002 and suggested links between such substances and the death of Benoit and his family.

She also alleged that Austin beat her three times.

Marshall told Fox News that WWE put a gag order on her so she would not reveal that Stone Cold hit her, as it would cost the company millions of dollars.

by Anonymousreply 10912/15/2012

Mick Foley is gay-friendly, and generally seems a lot more forward-thinking and less selfish than some of his ring behavior would imply.

I was a huge fan of wrestling growing up in the 90s and early 00s, but now I find it shockingly reactionary and, well, trashy. It was great as a socially acceptable way for a closeted kid to watch a bunch of oily, half-naked men roll around together.

I don't watch now, but for a few minutes every once in a while. Even so, Carlito has always raised my eyebrow; interesting that his name has come up a few times already.

by Anonymousreply 11012/15/2012

Not gay gossip, but Ric Flair's son Reid Fliehr, an indie wrestler, was found dead Friday. No cause of death has been released, but he had a heroin problem in the past.

by Anonymousreply 11104/01/2013

Wrestlemania bump

by Anonymousreply 11204/07/2013

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by Anonymousreply 11304/07/2013

You people amaze me. This "sport" was invented by our homo greek gramps as foreplay. It's gayer than RuPauls silicone tits!

by Anonymousreply 11404/07/2013

r93, he's Tensai now. He was on SmackDown (Fri, SyFy) dancing with Brodus Clay the other week.

by Anonymousreply 11504/07/2013

Darren Young is out of the closet.

by Anonymousreply 11608/15/2013

Bump

by Anonymousreply 11708/26/2013

The Great Mae Young died at 90 on January 14. The late Penny Banner, a popular wrestler from the '50s and '60s who appeared with her in the documentary [italic]Lipstick and Dynamite,[/italic] remembered meeting her for the first time:

[quote]She had men’s shoes on, men’s pants on with a zipper up the front, a cigar hanging out of her mouth—back in 1954 you didn’t do that—and she looked at me and she says, “Hi, fuckface!”

by Anonymousreply 11801/30/2014

You're right about Billy Gunn R93.

by Anonymousreply 11901/30/2014

Nearly all high school and college wrestlers are closet cases.

by Anonymousreply 12002/04/2014

I thought Tom Zenk and Rick Martel were hot together. Something bad went down between them and I always wondered if sex had something to do with it. Zenk had an amazing body and I'll bet he still does.

by Anonymousreply 12104/09/2014

bump!

by Anonymousreply 12204/09/2014

Edge/Adam Copeland is retired now, but I always got the impression he was either an uncommonly good actor (for the business), or found it remarkably easy to build rapport with other men. He never met his father, so perhaps it was pure curiosity, but he would always make a point to intrude the personal space of anyone other male wrestler was working with, ally or enemy, even in simple conversation. His character had interesting mannerisms--close tactile contact and very extended gazes, as well as flirtatious smirking.

By all accounts he's a lovely man, off-camera, too--very polite, sincere, charming and humble.

I used to tilt my head at the tag team Paul London/Brian Kendrick, too, but it seems they're just blaze-up buddies. In person, they act like pre-teen best friends/kid brothers, always kidding around and giggling and telling animated stories. Funny guys, very real, if not especially ambitious.

by Anonymousreply 12306/14/2014

Paul London is gorgeous. He's working the indies these days -- would be cool to see him back in WWE or TNA, but I don't think he has much love for them these days.

by Anonymousreply 12406/14/2014

Completely agree. Kendrick's cute, but London has amazing charisma and looks. Flawless complexion, big, bright eyes, and a lithe physique. Good combo.

I'd love to know more about his ethnicity. He hails from Texas, and he's half-Mexican on his mother's side (speaks fluent Spanish), but he looks distinctly Native to me. Wonder if he's got some Crow in him?

by Anonymousreply 12506/14/2014

When Triple H, Randy Orton and Batista were in that heel trifecta known as EVOLUTION, I always pictured HHH and Batista tag-teaming Randy backstage.

by Anonymousreply 12606/14/2014

John Cena is clearly gay, and I don't understand why more people can't seem to see that. And I'm not a gay man who wishes he were gay, I am a woman with impeccable gaydar, and he exhibits all the key red flags of the closeted gay man.

by Anonymousreply 12706/17/2014

I've heard for years that Vince McMahon, the head of the WWE uses his position to try out the best of the beefcake under his control.

by Anonymousreply 12806/17/2014

R127, what about him seems gay? If he was it would be great, because it would mean that that glorious bubble butt of his isn't going to waste.

R128, McMahon does have a nice set of lips, and I'm sure he'd suck a cock like a Hoover.

by Anonymousreply 12906/18/2014

From the "Who's Gay in Sports?" thread:

[quote]Does John Cena count as an "athlete"? If so, then he's ours.

[quote]by: military guy who has been with John three times

by Anonymousreply 13006/18/2014

John was on Howard Stern a couple of years back, speaking frankly about his many and various sexual escapades. He said that he's had sex a fat woman, strippers, engaged in threesomes, etc. Somehow, I figured that he was leaving out one kind of sexual encounter. I wish I was "military guy".

by Anonymousreply 13106/18/2014

r96 and r97 have some serious problems. I get what you (the latter) were alluding to with the domestic abuse allegations.

by Anonymousreply 13206/18/2014

God when I was in High School I wanted that hot daddy cowboy JDL to fuck me so hard.

by Anonymousreply 13306/18/2014

Remember the Von Erich brothers? All pretty much neck downers but sexy as fuck in the horse face jock kind of way that always signifies a big dick

by Anonymousreply 13406/18/2014

Not buying the military story.

by Anonymousreply 13506/19/2014

Not gay as such, but the funniest wrestling rumour I've ever read is that Stephanie McMahon has used a strap-on on various people (namely HHH, Stone Cold and Chyna). There are loads of rumours that HHH is bi too.

by Anonymousreply 13606/19/2014

R127 I'll try to make it brief and simple. He has never been married in a line of work which nearky 100% of the men marry(the first time)quite young-before they "make it." He was on Howard Stern discussing many assignations with females, and with the exception of "I have a girlfriend in Canada" he ticked every box of stories closeted gay guys tell. To wit: He said that he had fucked a really fat girl in a hotel room on the road one night. Now if you know anything about ragingly straight men, who are thought of as attractive, they would sooner fuch a goat in heat than an ugly 300 Lb. groupie. Howard was positively gobsmacked by the admission. He likes "older women." uh huh. The last time I heard a hot young stud actor say that, he was dead of AIDS the next year.

He looks gay in that uber muscular lives n the weight room meathead way. I don't mean gayface.

His blanket assertion that he will NEVER get married because of a multitude of "issues."

Throw that stuff in the blender and factor in my gaydar which has been honed to a fare thee well by 25 years of working in an 80% gay workforce and that's how I arrived at the determination. For the record, I haven't been proven wrong on any man yet.

by Anonymousreply 13706/19/2014

r137 Not that it makes any difference but John Cena has been married. In 2009, he married his high school sweetheart. They divorced in 2012. He has stated that he won't get married again.

by Anonymousreply 13806/19/2014

[quote]There are loads of rumours that HHH is bi too.

I can believe that...

by Anonymousreply 13906/19/2014

Carlito. Big, drugged out, homo.

by Anonymousreply 14006/19/2014

X-Pac was such a catch, I WISH he played for both teams, at least.

I always thought maybe Shane McMahon was closeted. He seems suggestible and under his dad's thumb, at the best of times--and he looks like a deer in headlights whenever close to some big, chiseled dude. Just a thought.

I'd love for Stephanie to be into chicks, but she seems rabidly Hetero.

by Anonymousreply 14107/15/2014

Seth Rollins (Tyler Black as he was known in the Indys) has something gay about him. He may or may not be, but he's a favourite of Triple H, and that white ninja-turtle sculpted bodysuit he wore to the ring at Summerslam raised a few eyebrows. WWE is currently pushing him as Champion heel, with the fangirls going nuts over his feud with former stablemate Dean Ambrose, with whom he has a tortured, broken and very homoerotic relationship.

Dean's feud in Developmental/FCW was pretty gay as well. I guess Regal has that effect on angry young men.

by Anonymousreply 14209/06/2015

Remember when RVD saved Shane McMahon from having his balls electrocuted? That was a beautiful moment. RVD strokes Shane's chest and nuzzles his face during the rescue, and Shane looks totally lovestruck.

Shane looks good as a distressed Damsel, and very comfortable having a man's hands on him. I hope he's not a Phobe like the rest of his fucked-up family seem to be, I really like Shane as a person and as a performer.

by Anonymousreply 14309/06/2015

Better off going to the Rats (basically wrestling groupies) than smarks for dirt. Still not likely all true, in fact put most of this down as exaggeration or half-baked, but I'd sooner take the word of girls who do notoriously party with these guys than an internet fan.

Any Rats blog or forum will tell you what's what in the locker-room. I remember Violent J (of ICP) during a shoot said '[wrestling] is 10 times worse than any rockstar situation' and that 'a wrestler will take whatever the fuck they can get' in terms of sex. I can only imagine how grimy it is that a Juggalo is turned off. It's worst in the indies (substance abuse, crime, violence to go with nasty sex) but those promotions are where half the guys who end up going big learn their craft in the first place. The entire industry is sleazy, though, and WWE have in the past hired known felons, addicts and abusers who did not have their demons under control. Wrestling is not the best place for gays and certainly not women. How ironic that the dirtiest sluts in wrestling are those trunks-clad skanks the rats chase..

Here's what I've heard so far from rats I know about possible gay-related incidents happening with higher-ups in the industry:

- Briley Pierce of NXT: fired for disclosing sexual harassment going on with the trainers down in Developmental (a male trainee was reportedly digitally sodomised by a trainer in FL). This may also be why Dolph Ziggler got de-pushed (less TV time). It was rumoured there wasn’t just harassment going on, but assault as well. The environment became toxic after DeMott took over the training center.

- Corey Graves: massive slut like them all, but will go for guys. Sweet, takes his time, good manners and you might get his number.

- Sami Zayn: rumoured he likes both guys and girls but struggles accepting it on account of his Muslim beliefs and orthodox family. Long dick, gentle and cautious lover, adores his family and wants to marry well to please them. Gets mixed up with bad friends.

- Sheamus: likes it with a strap-on. I've heard him described as a power bottom.

- Zack Ryder: not sure if he'll go for men but his dick is HUGE.

- Cesaro: similar to above, he is enormous. Passionate and considerate with good rhythm but also controlling and dominating.

- Jay Briscoe: a smooth but dirty talker, likes it rough, and rumoured to be into dudes but is still a massive homophobe (curiously WWE won't hire him over it, but will bring other known 'phobes like Michael Hayes and Colt Cabana onto the roster).

- Eddie Kingston (works for CHIKARA): not gay (pings), but so far the only person known wrestler to say Dean Ambrose fucks dudes.

- Dean Ambrose: conflicting reports, alongside fangirls spreading nonsensical shit. A lot of rats do say he gets strung-out, dismissive with women as well as messed up about his sexuality. Others that he would let guys suck him off, used to fiend for coke and is or was sketchy as fuck. Rumoured a recovering addict and spends most of his downtime hanging out with guy-friends at casinos (like Sami he seems to attract gross friends). Testimonials include 'that drunk mother***er'. He once got in trouble with fans for calling another wrestler 'f****t' on a youtube video. He could've cleaned up though, and a lot say he ignores rats now, and is sweet and shy but lazy af.

More to come..

by Anonymousreply 14410/11/2015

More Rats tea..

- Jimmy Jacobs: reserved and sometimes antisocial, not into rats. Openly bi, worked for a twink softcore webseries (Cyberfights). Seth Rollins (who also worked for Cyberfights) fucked one of Jimmy's long-term girlfriends behind his back, but he seems to be cool with Seth again now that he scored him a WWE Creative team role. He once hilariously propositioned Adam Cole on Twitter.

- Seth Rollins: fangirls believe he is gay but he seems to go for women mostly. Would probably make an exception for Daniel Bryan. I heard he's got a big mouth and only a small dick to back it up, and that he finishes fast and lacks rhythm.

- Cena: Rumoured bi, uncircumcised, small and finishes fast. Heard that Mickie James lost her job because she was going with him.

- Lita: Bisexual, no-one would cross her (not even her abusive ex Matt). AJ Lee wouldn't show up to her Hall of Fame induction (despite being her biggest fan as a teen) because she cheated with Lita's most recent ex CM Punk and is scared shitless of any backlash.

- AJ Styles: Happily married Southern gent? Except he loves getting sexually humiliated, and has paranoid Fundie homophobia. Hmm.

- Drew McIntyre: allegedly only married his (abusive?) ex-wife Taryn for a green card.

So if after hearing all this you still feel like banging a wrestler, make friends with the chicks who run with them. They'll steer you towards any wrestlers DTF with men and will tell you who to avoid.

by Anonymousreply 14510/11/2015

Wow. Haven't heard good rat T in years.

Jimmy Jacobs is so damned adorable. Warms my heart to know he's bi.

I saw in one of the BB17 threads that Austin/Judas Draven came out as bi to Da'Vonne and Audrey but freaked out and begged production not to show the footage during primetime. Supposedly had a crush on little gay Jason.

Anything on CM Punk?

by Anonymousreply 14610/11/2015

[quote] Anything on CM Punk? [/]

Only that Lita's got more balls than him, figuratively.

by Anonymousreply 14710/11/2015

WWE ref Rod Zapata is gay and active on Grindr.

by Anonymousreply 14810/11/2015

[quote] "WWE's investigation into my claims allowed the accused Bill Demott to interrogate me in his office...where he kept a gun."

No-one will verify ANY of this R146, but it seems Draven is either a whistleblower with a real backbone or a major shit-stirrer.

by Anonymousreply 14910/11/2015

I agree with R146 on Jimmy Jacobs, I think he's obscenely handsome, and seems like a sweet, loyal, thoughtful guy, even if I don't think working for WWE will do his personal integrity any favours. Hey, man's gotta eat and fund his addiction to unusual crocskin shoes, I guess.

I still remember being impressed that he told off attendees at The Gathering for yelling phobic slurs, and called out Colt Cabana for making anal rape jokes. Colt kept heckling him and Jimmy straight up would not have it. I've never seen anyone openly state an opinion like that in the business before. It may seem too PC but I remember feeling pretty good about him from then on. I hope he shapes up WWE Creative.

Jimmy raises his objection about 27m in at the link below:

by Anonymousreply 15010/11/2015

R149, I think Austin is telling the truth -- Bill DeMott has long had a reputation as a bully and a psycho.

I wonder if Darren Young is faithful to his boyfriend or if he gets action on the road.

by Anonymousreply 15110/12/2015

[quote] I wonder if Darren Young is faithful to his boyfriend or if he gets action on the road.

I'm not sure anyone on the road that many days of the year with a healthy liking for sex could easily stay faithful, unless they sincerely believe promiscuity is wrong. A lot of wrestlers cheat, same with touring musicians, truck drivers, servicemen, flight attendants, actors..

I've only ever heard two stories of wrestlers on the road turning down propositions: Christian (Cage) at an airport, and Kane at a hotel. Both gave their wives as reasons. There must be a handful of others like them who refuse to go there, but the majority get action.

Didn't Triple H once call Shawn Michaels his 'road wife'?

by Anonymousreply 15210/13/2015

and like anyone would turn something like this down if on offer?

by Anonymousreply 15310/13/2015

Reports of Seth slinging nasty remarks, at fans no less and sexual in nature. If this happened to me, I'd be salty. Disappointed that Dean was present for this.

I love how other bloggers jump in with 'he's bi'. Is being a hypocrite worse than being a homophobe? If he's a self-hating closet queen, that's just sad.

by Anonymousreply 15410/29/2015

I don't know if Darren Young cheats on his bf or not, but a few months ago he shot down a "Total Divas" camera man that was trying to hook up with him by sending shirtless photos. Then DY posted screen caps of the conversation on his twitter account with the photo and the guys name and twitter username showing.

I thought it was a bit douchy on his part. He could ignored the guy or just told him he wasn't interested. But instead he publicly embarrassed him and I'm sure got some nasty messages from fans and could've maybe even lost his job for it. WWE employees have been fired for less things.

The tweets have since been deleted, but here is a website that reported it.

by Anonymousreply 15510/29/2015

Morrison was on wwe tough enough, he was small very small compared to wrestlers but he got all roided up. canyon was on Howard Stern a few years back and Rick Flair called in to deny Canyon was fired for being gay. When they spoke both of them said they have worked will "lots" of gay guys in wrestling... Cena is wishful thinking...he has a fully out gay brother and is not homophobic at all.

by Anonymousreply 15610/29/2015

Ric Flair and Shaun Michaels are rumored to be extremely hostile to any performer they believe or know to be gay.

by Anonymousreply 15711/01/2015

If my eyes do not deceive, AJ Styles gets a little worked up here by the prettiest spot monkey out of Japan...until his boner is killed by the kid no-selling all over the damn place, breaking holds too soon and being slippery. Styles may be ripped and take a lot of punishment, but he's had recent injuries and yet did all the work here... Trying to work out if Styles is into dudes is difficult enough without bitch opponents killing his vibe in the ring. Ibushi doesn't give a shit, since he's tall and pretty and can flip from ridiculous heights, a win in pro-wres.

I love that AJ starts working stiff (hitting harder and for real) midway through, because he's THAT pissed off.

by Anonymousreply 15811/02/2015

It's too bad the original Roller Derby/Games died in the '70s. Most of the male skaters and almost all the female skaters were gay.

by Anonymousreply 15911/02/2015

R159, I follow the old derby a lot, and have heard of several who were, male and female, but still seems most were not. My knowledge is more of the better of the two--derby. Unlike wrestling, however, I don't see the connection between the game and how gays would be attracted to it, especially the restraints of the helmets and jerseys; constraining.

ROH today has some real hot guys today. I went to a match recently, and, as unpleasant as the ambience was, the performers were by and large ferociously hot from Adam Cole to Donovan Dijak, and so many others. Frankie Kazarian: Funny, spectacularly handsome.

by Anonymousreply 16011/08/2015

I basically only still tune in for Ambrose. He's a complete nutcase IRL, which is always fun to watch on any show.

by Anonymousreply 16111/25/2015

I remember there were dick pics of randy orton floating around verry disapointing. Not small but not porn quality

by Anonymousreply 16211/25/2015

R144 So there's "more to come' huh? How long do we have to wait?

by Anonymousreply 16311/25/2015

Sorry R144 my computer/Data Lounge didn't load your second post until after I sent it. Thanks for the gossip.

by Anonymousreply 16411/25/2015

Tyler Breeze OWNS this thread.

by Anonymousreply 16511/25/2015

[quote]I went to high school with "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan. We lived a few blocks over from his family. I lusted after him in high school, but he was wild about cooze.

Weirdly, Duggan used to appear on a 'who's gay in America' list, which has now been offline for some years. I think it's unlikely that he's actually gay or bi.

by Anonymousreply 16611/25/2015

R159, I was actually involved in the sport (and we did think of it as sport) and the vast majority of the skaters were gay. Some of the older skaters weren't but almost all the younger skaters were. Weston, O'Connell, Calvello, Groll, Laszlo, McGuire/Gammon, Scopas, Cochu/Smith and others were straight but most everyone else was gay.

by Anonymousreply 16711/25/2015

R167, I knew Ronnie Robinson and Jerry Cattell were. Others?

by Anonymousreply 16811/25/2015

Cool. Another sport rivals the gay quotient of pro-wrestling. Derby does look hella fun.

But this thread is not about skaters. So let's get this back on track. Dean Appreciation Post below.

by Anonymousreply 16911/26/2015

BANKED track, R169, but no derby stars come close to the wrestlers--not that I've seen anyway, and your delicious pics of Dean prove the point. Thx!

by Anonymousreply 17011/26/2015

Dean Ambrose isn't particularly handsome, but he is very sexy.

They've signed Daria Berenato, a lesbian from the last Tough Enough. The dirt sheets say they signed her as a favor to Maria Menounos (she occasionally appears on WWE programming and they're desperate to get celebs, even D-list ones like her) and to looks more PC by having another token gay wrestler.

I'd like to support Daria, but Florida voting records has her registered as a Republican. Eww. Sad she supports a political party that has such contempt for her own kind and interests. She's not the sharpest knife in the drawer, I guess.

by Anonymousreply 17112/14/2015

My favorite faux-gay wrestler in the Gorgeous George tradition is the recently retired (at 75) Exotic Adrian Street, who in his prime was the Gary Glitter of the squared circle. Welsh-born coal miner's son who got started on the UK circuit, skyrocketed to fame in the NWA in the South, aided and abetted by his giantess of a wife/valet, Miss Linda. DuAde deserves a biopic. His promo videos were fabulous, too.

by Anonymousreply 17212/20/2015

What about Finn Balor (aka Fergal Devitt)? This is a man who seriously pings to me, but hear aboslutely nothing about his extracurriculars.

by Anonymousreply 17312/20/2015

R173 Never heard anything about him, but those bags under his eyes sure are distracting.

by Anonymousreply 17412/21/2015

Exotic Adrian Street, "I'm In Love with Me":

by Anonymousreply 17512/21/2015

Adrian Street interview:

by Anonymousreply 17612/21/2015

MARY wasn't gay? Bitch take a rest

by Anonymousreply 17712/21/2015

I think Luna Vachon would go for anything, she was wild like that. I always heard Stephie McM. likes to do me and has a strap-on fetish, but I don't think she'd cope with another girl in the bedroom, too much ego.

In a perfect world, Kimber Lee of WSU is a lesbian and she wants to date me.

by Anonymousreply 17801/02/2016

I meant Steph likes to DOMME. Fuckin autocorrect.

by Anonymousreply 17901/02/2016

Finn Balor used to wrestle for gay wrestling site BGEAST as Prince Devitt. He never did anything gay though. The only gay thing about his matches was the location the camera tended to focus on. Lots of ass and crotch shots. He asked for all of his matches to be removed when he got signed with WWE.

by Anonymousreply 18001/02/2016

I heard something about Heath Slater, but idk who's gay, the men or the character or both

by Anonymousreply 18101/09/2016

Layla supposed dump Cody Rhodes because he is bisexual

by Anonymousreply 18202/21/2016

Rumors that Trish Stratus was a closet lesbian and had a tryst with ring announcer Lillian Garcia.

by Anonymousreply 18302/22/2016

Lol R183 they are like the same person to me.

by Anonymousreply 18402/22/2016

I get to meet Carlito in 2 weeks at an event.

Should I put the moves on him? I did always think he was cute.

by Anonymousreply 18502/22/2016

HHH has basically admitted to being bi -- he didn't mean to, but it happened.

It's a pretty hilarious one-liner, too... "I may be bi- a lot of things, but -lingual ain't one of them." I bet it's a line that kills at parties...and makes for a pretty awkward time when you say it live on the air.

by Anonymousreply 18602/22/2016

God, I hope Russo told him to say that, it looks like his brand of awesome trolling. I bet Vinnie Mac pitched a fit backstage after that little gaffe, and he was already mad at Trips about the whole Chyna thing.

by Anonymousreply 18702/22/2016

If he's still as cute as he was then go for it R185, we're all behind you. I hope you get somewhere with it, remember to be safe though (some wrestlers are sketchy guys). Report back with your findings too.

by Anonymousreply 18802/22/2016

I wouldn't be surprised if he is bi.

Shawn Michaels came across as the same way. There were rumors about him and Vince back in the 90s. Lots of stories about what a major jerk (to put it mildly) he was back then. He's now a very homophobic (and sanctimonious) born again Christian.

by Anonymousreply 18902/22/2016

[quote]some wrestlers are sketchy guys

More like most of them are.

by Anonymousreply 19002/22/2016

I never had a thought about Moxley being one of us until I saw him throw down with Jimmy Jacobs in that blood match on Dragon Gate. Mox liked blood matches regardless of the opponent, but there was some definite sexual tension there. No doubt cute little bisexual hottie Jimmy had a good time that night, too.

I would pay money to see a repeat of this match, just with less blood and much more sweat. Maybe a no-count-outs or no DQ endurance match with no audience, just a camera, and see what happens.

by Anonymousreply 19102/22/2016

Looking back Mox made the promo for that match sound really gay too, he got very into it.

by Anonymousreply 19202/22/2016

Shitty link, sorry. Mox promo here:

by Anonymousreply 19302/22/2016

[quote]Rumors that Trish Stratus was a closet lesbian and had a tryst with ring announcer Lillian Garcia.

That was just a rumor. Some of the guys backstage thought there lesbians and when it got back to them, they decided to play mind games with them by walking around holding hands and embracing each other. Trish has been with the same guy since High School and Lilian has been married twice (and is currently married to hubby #2).

On a side note, Triple H HATES Lilian and has called her horseface on and off camera many times. Yes, she has a long face, but a pretty one and looks great for being almost 50.

by Anonymousreply 19402/22/2016

HHH has some nerve calling Lilian names based on her facial features. As if women don't get that enough. Doesn't his nose hit doors before he walks through them?

by Anonymousreply 19502/23/2016

Pro wrestling is like the last bastion of the reign of misogynistic white dudes in the Entertainment biz. Its the same as any workplace; a female wrestler won't fuck one of them, she's labelled a frigid bitch or assumed lesbian. It was designed as a Boys Club through and through. A wrestler will grope another wrestlers girlfriend or valet, or even a female announcer, and this is considered acceptable. Women are not permitted to do certain things like referee or commentate (unless it's an all female company like SHIMMER or PWW), they have their mic time and promo time restricted to half the time their male counterparts get, and they are not taken at all seriously in the Big Leagues unless they are willing to humiliate themselves either backstage or in the squared circle (stripteases, sexual favors, etc). To be frank, as a woman you have easier competitive conditions in backyard promotions (so long as you don't look too 'sexy', or God forbid, turn on those trashy white guys in the audience or in the locker roo,). There are some nice guys working the circuit, even a handful of top stars (I think John Cena has always been good to women), but the misogyny is systemic, unfortunately.

It's a circus business, and they traditionally like to 'sell skin' so you will always get your ex-dancers and models in the ring, but it sucks that girls who actually want to wrestle properly, fully clothed, cannot choose to perform in a non-sexualised way.

In WWE blacklisting happens when a woman's star shines too bright, and her name isn't Stephanie (remember what happened to Lita?). However, in the last year or two that seems to be changing a little bit. They fired the main creeps from Developmental (training camp for new wrestlers), have welcomed more women in to train, and have let William Regal oversee their progress (he's known to be a gentleman, one of the very few at the company who believe in respecting women's rights). I hope the new girls like Asuka and Sasha Banks are treated with more respect than their predecessors.

There is a lot of female talent in the indie promotions right now that could be picked up by Vince, but I kind of hope they don't make the jump, just for the sake of their integrity. My favorite girls right now are Ludark Shaitan (luchador, freelance), Mia Yim (at SHINE), Candice Lerae and Kimber Lee (at WSU), and the Lovely Lacey (back temporarily from retirement and last I heard wrestling for EVOLVE). Su Yung (ACW) is pretty badass too, I miss the tougher type of ladies, ones with some real rage and grit (RIP Luna Vachon).

by Anonymousreply 19602/23/2016

WHET that hot piece of ass Charlie Haas?

by Anonymousreply 19702/23/2016

I loved his backstage moments with Shelton Benjamin. I think they are still best friends to this day.

by Anonymousreply 19802/23/2016

World's Greatest Tag Team are back in action! And still cute!

WWE dropped the ball with Shelton, he was WHC material and nothing less. But hey, you know Vince...

by Anonymousreply 19902/24/2016

WWE used to say the most passive aggressive racist bullshit when talking about Shelton Benjamin.

Whenever he was announced or wrestled, the commentators would always remark how it was so nice he chose to focus on something positive in his life like wrestling. Basically saying that since he is black he so easily could have fallen into a life of crime. Typical McMahon Republican bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 20002/25/2016

Charlie Haas still wrestles occasionally mostly in Texas where he lives. He is still married to Jackie Gayda and has several kids with her. I've heard he had no qualms hooking up with the ring rats. One long time poster from Australia on a wrestling message board I used to read said (this was around 2004 or so) she seen him and Randy Orton hooking up with two sleazy looking ring rats and went back to their hotel room with them. Don't feel too bad about Jackie though, she cheated on her fiancé when she was on Tough Enough with another contestant (which was shown on the show too), he forgave her and she later left him for Haas. He later tried selling nude photos he took of her along with some of her other possessions he had of hers on Ebay, but supposedly she and Haas threatened to sue him, so he took them down before he sold any of them.

by Anonymousreply 20102/25/2016

R196 Some of the females in the business have done themselves no favors with sleeping around with wrestlers to advance their careers. But with that said, most of them, even those with very slutty reps, are nothing compared to most of the men in the business, many of whom are married, that cheat with ring rats and other wrestlers any chance they get.

by Anonymousreply 20202/25/2016

The only exception to the rules of female wrestlers having a good reputation and not sleeping around seems to be Molly Holly and Naomi Knight.

by Anonymousreply 20302/25/2016

There are others. I haven't heard anything discrediting about legendary TNA badass Gail Kim (she's kind of the the female AJ Styles), nor about big names like Victoria and Maryse or indie gals like Lacey and Rain. Poor Stacey Keibler got manipulated and used horribly before getting out of the performance business entirely, as did many like her. In fact I don't think it's fair to name and shame women in wrestling when the system is rigged against them, many of them are victims of abuse, and as R202 rightly points out, 2/3 of the Boys are huge sluts themselves. Yeah, you get the women who play the game, but it's not often a choice for them, there's immense pressure and expectation as well as bullying when it comes to sex.

Hell, there are plenty of cases of men getting used in the locker room, sometimes called 'hazing'. Wrestler's Court is just the beginning. Pray for the Rats and the Jobbers alike.

by Anonymousreply 20402/25/2016

Trish Stratus got the good sendoff she did because she never slept around (no she didn't sleep with McMahon or The Rock like was rumored) and worked hard to be a good wrestler. Where as Lita got an awful sendoff a few months later because she was branded a slut (which was kinda true, but she was chaste compared to most male wrestlers).

Ivory (Lisa Moretti) from WWE was another example of someone who didn't sleep around to get her spot. She had some fair good wrestling skills and could kill it on the mic, unlike most of the other women.

I know of one very popular former WWE/TNA "diva" who was a big slut and a cheater. Of course most of her obsessed fans would make her out to be a saint and the best wrestler ever (neither was true) despite her not so classy past. About 3 or 4 years ago a friend of mine who works the indies (he's sill a minor star) said that a big name on the indies (initials CY) slept with her the night before (she used to manage him on the indies before she hit it big), she was engaged to a TNA star (who's she's since married and had a kid with).

by Anonymousreply 20502/25/2016

[quote]Ivory (Lisa Moretti) from WWE was another example of someone who didn't sleep around to get her spot. She had some fair good wrestling skills and could kill it on the mic, unlike most of the other women.

She got her start in GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) years earlier. She never even planned on being a wrestler. She was a cheerleader along with her partner Ashley and their other friend Jungle Woman and they answered a call for a TV gig. When it was announced it was for wrestling she said over half the women just left but those three stayed and made it.

Whatever happened to Melina who used to wrestle with Morrison and some other guy? I always thought she had great charisma and a fun character.

by Anonymousreply 20602/25/2016

R205, Velvet Sky? She notoriously cheated on faithful X-Division cutie Chris Sabin with Bully/Bubba Ray..

R206, wouldn't you know it, Melina and JoMo are back working together as a wrestling duo in the new wrestling show Lucha Underground, and they are getting great heat (their chemistry was always good). Their characters are in a romantic relationship as they always were, but as far as I know they aren't dating in real life anymore. Never say never, though, as they had a long and dramatic relationship history all through their WWE run (possibly one of the longest and most enduring in the company), and they are still close friends. Melina is a sexy, funny lady with a big personality, I'm glad she came out of retirement.

by Anonymousreply 20702/25/2016

The best rumor is that Sunny wore her WWE Hall of Fame ring in one of her sex tapes. Classic.

by Anonymousreply 20802/25/2016

R207 No not Velvet. Here a hint: roast beef.

by Anonymousreply 20902/25/2016

MIke The Miz Mazanin heard more than one rumor about him.

by Anonymousreply 21002/25/2016

R210 He is married with Maryse isn't?... What you heard abouth him?

by Anonymousreply 21102/27/2016

R205, there was some underground rumors from a person who worked at the gym Trish trained at during her fitness modeling days, that she was wild. She was cocky and full of herself cause she was a rising fitness modeling star in Canada and Robert Kennedy was high on her. Her popularity was one of the reasons why WWE wanted to sign her. Back in the 90's magazines were popular and female fitness modeling was starting to rise due to Monica Brant (fitness model) paving the way for a lot the women. At the gym she trained at, she was known to be loose and like giving guys blowjobs and rimming them. She was young at time and it carried on to during her early WWE days. It took a while for the women to warm up to her caused she was given a big contract and signed cause of her looks and her arrogance carried over cause she thought she knew the wrestling business.Thiss behavior only lasted for part of Trish's first year in the company before she "smartened up" That's when the company trusted her enough to put her in that big storyline with the McMahon's and that famous match with Stephanie McMahon. Trish carried herself with total professionalism from then on and earned everyone's respect to a great degree.

by Anonymousreply 21202/27/2016

[quote]At the gym she trained at, she was known to be loose and like giving guys blowjobs and rimming them.

Go Trish!

by Anonymousreply 21302/27/2016

r211 I worked for MTV back when he was still doing challenges and I heard more than one bromance story about him..

by Anonymousreply 21402/28/2016

Tammy Sytch is gross. Not long ago she was selling Skype sessions.

You'd never know from the fat slag she is now that she was the "most downloaded" female celebrity at the dawn of the Web.

Tammy in her prime as Sunny:

by Anonymousreply 21502/28/2016

I think Tammy has some mental illness problems. She's had problems with pills and alcohol over the years too.

I think she was probably getting low on money because her indy shows were drying up, plus other court and medical bills can really add up.

Apparently she even had a conversation with a fan on twitter wanting to buy her shit, and she was seemingly game. Eww!

by Anonymousreply 21602/28/2016

There are mentally ill people who roam through life undiagnosed. The entertainment industry can expose those tendencies cause of the acess to drugs which can make it worse.

by Anonymousreply 21702/28/2016

Edge and Randy had lockerroom Shenanigans, right?

by Anonymousreply 21802/29/2016

Shane O'MAC is back on RAW! I may actually have to tune in to this shitty program again, at least while Shane is here. He is the fucking Man and always was, all the Boys in the locker room are really in love with the guy. He's got a sense of humor, a pragmatic approach to the Biz, and he's the only member of that scumbag family that can really entertain. Anyone else remember when him and Rob Van Dam teamed up and became soul mates and Vince tore them apart?

And I assume this means Hunter is taking time off too? (He and Shane do not get along) Happy days are here again ..

by Anonymousreply 21902/29/2016

This thread needs more Kane.

by Anonymousreply 22003/01/2016

The Phenomenal AJ Styles finally arrived in WWE a few weeks ago. Praying Vince doesn't damage his legacy, AJ has worked too hard these last 20 years to become the most respected free agent wrestling performer in the world. He's a tiny guy but I bet he makes up for it in strength and agility, am I right....that Southern accent is also very delicious.

Renee Young is pretty cute, too, but the Fans can't stand her because she's dating their beloved Dean Ambrose, lmao.

by Anonymousreply 22103/01/2016

Styles is a homophobe.

by Anonymousreply 22203/01/2016

But he's hot, insanely athletic and famous, R222. Are you new here?

by Anonymousreply 22303/01/2016

R221, WWE has a way of destroying wrestlers with real talent and legitmacy.

by Anonymousreply 22403/01/2016

Prognosis does not look great, R224. However, I do hear chatter about a brand split now that Shane is back, with Vince giving RAW to Shane to manage and run, and Smackdown! to Stephanie (so, a repeat of the McMahon schism of the early 2000's, but without Heyman or ECW or the epic Monday Night Wars). If this isnt Kayfabe and the McMahon kids really do get control of their respective brands, then Shane might turn out as a better boss than his dad and do more to protect the career of AJ and the handful of others that deserve that protection on the main roster right now--Ambrose, Wyatt, Sin Cara, Stardust/Cody Rhodes, Dolph Ziggler, Cesaro, Natalya, Finn Balor, Alicia Fox, Fernando and a returning Chris Jericho. In fact, this year would be a great time to push all of these, since Reigns, Orton and Cena are all out injured.

It isn't just AJ that calls for a step-up either. WWE made a few other recent TNA/ROH acquisitions last year who need to be properly promoted as well, like Samoa Joe, Austin Aries, Rhyno, Sting, Shinsuke Nakamura, Hideo Itami and Bubba/D'Von Dudley. The McMahons have some great producers on board as of last year, such as Adam Birch (Joey Mercury) and Chris Scobille (Jimmy Jacobs) working alongside vets like Finlay and Regal, so I hope we will see an improvement in treatment of talent. All they need now are writers who are given more freedom, and don't have to discard continuity or character development.

by Anonymousreply 22503/02/2016

I think SHEAMUS is gay

He was on Total Divas and one of the ladies asked him something about getting a wife and he said he will never get one of those. I went to go check his age and he's 38.

by Anonymousreply 22603/02/2016

AJ to me is a dead ringer for Thomas Roberts- gorgeous. I want to see Linda McMahon get powerbombed again....if Mae Young and Moolah could do it at 70, then she can too.

by Anonymousreply 22703/02/2016

Will Linda McMahon be attempting another run for public office anytime soon?

by Anonymousreply 22803/02/2016

I am hoping WWE will make a turnaround and treat people better...but can fans have that in conjunction with the sleazy storylines and antics they grew to love? Not sure there is a middle road there.

For example, I still remember the Chyna years like it was yesterday. That promo her and HHH cut in '99 for the Contendership or whatever, where he yelled in her face to give him her spot and she told him he 'didn't have the b*llls' to beat her...no matter what people say about her, she was a Legacy character and a figurehead, and they won't even acknowledge her or others like her because of 'damage to the Brand'. Those were some wild times, great television, and it's just a shame that stunts gone sour undermined this awesome moments, and ruined the lives of several performers.

They've lost a lot of viewers and a lot of support over the years just for ungrateful moves like this. I have a suspicion Shane-O bailed for 5 years partly as a way to sit out the recent wave of BS from Vinnie, as well as to get business experience on his own and 'prove himself' to Dear Old Dad. No matter what the McMahons do next they are going to have to make some amends.

by Anonymousreply 22903/02/2016

R228 Hopefully not. She's never going to get elected, WWF/E's past is too dirty and she's way too hypocritical even for politician standards, so it would be a huge waste of time and money. Imagine if all the time and money that was put into her political failures were put into bettering WWE programming?

by Anonymousreply 23003/02/2016

Carlito or 'Carly'. Just goes out of his way to have an excuse to fondle another guy's junk. Shameless slut.

by Anonymousreply 23103/02/2016

[quote]The only exception to the rules of female wrestlers having a good reputation and not sleeping around seems to be Molly Holly and Naomi Knight.

Molly Holly is a fundie Christian from small-town Minnesota. I think she probably found WWE overwhelming in a Rose Nylund sort of way.

by Anonymousreply 23203/02/2016

There was someone going all around the net making some very un-Christian claims about Molly Holly. Some of it sounded crazy, but some was believable too. She did marry an ex-con after all.

by Anonymousreply 23303/02/2016

What about Hugo Knox - sort of indicated he could be bi.

by Anonymousreply 23403/02/2016

I guess R222 is talking about the 'GAY COMMUNITY?!!' gaffe from several years ago. I believe that was put down to hilarious misunderstanding in the end. Not that AJ isn't a fundie redneck, but he did apologise quite sincerely and openly to any gay fans of his, both in ring and on social media, so perhaps we ought to let that one go. Also, he wrestles for a living, knows his way around a fit man's body better than half the posters here on DL, so I doubt screaming 'homophobe' at him is a fair accusation. I'd sooner criticise him for his love of Jesus and questionable taste in t-shirts.

R227, it's so odd seeing AJ wrestle on this failing promotion, since the technical quality and natural warmth of his performances is so fine-tuned now. It's like watching a great artistic dancer known for leading excellent fringe productions suddenly playing a bit part in a schlocky run of Swan Lake. He's so endearing and Over with WWE crowds already, not to mention in his prime athletically, that he makes anyone else he's in the ring with seem like a lame duck. Watching him job to Jericho was uncomfortable, all soft and unsure holds and throws and a lot of awkward and poorly sold bumps, which I do not blame on chemistry. Don't get me wrong, Jericho's return is a boon, since he is a wonderful 'talker' and a lively comedian sorely needed in current storylines....but he chose to retire from in-ring action for a reason. It was a poor decision to throw Chris in to warm up AJ, it made them both look like fools, and both deserved so much better.

I hope against hope that this WWE run will be to AJ's advantage and not his detriment, but we shall see. If Vince & Hunter/Stephanie care to use him correctly, they will quickly find him a strong partner or rival, possibly a dyed-in-the-wool Heel with high appeal and great chemistry with AJ, i.e. another Christopher Daniels (if not the man himself), as this will allow AJ to show off his incredible skills and excel, and wow some crowds and draw bigger ones while he's at it. His appeal is huge (kids, straight women, any man of any sexuality) so failure is not an option with him. As a long time fan of the Indies I only know this for a fact-- that the wrestling community will never forgive the McMahons if they ruin the career of the Business' Favorite Son/Golden Child.

by Anonymousreply 23503/02/2016

R214 Tell us some storys, nobody's found who's write it

by Anonymousreply 23603/05/2016

I can't believe Shane M. is 46 years old, I still remember him as that boisterous 25 year old jobber that got the crowd to pop just by jumping off tall shit.

He turned into a hot Silver Daddy. Shame he's a happy and long-time husband cuz DAYUM.

by Anonymousreply 23703/06/2016

More Shane O'Mac from this week, as his build for Wrestlemania (vs. Taker) continues. I love this scene, its the improbability of the prodigal son wailing on WWE Security guards. Trips(quite transparently trying to take credit for it lol) is calling this new direction for storyline 'Reality Era'...I don't know what that means at all but I like it more than I have the last 5 years.

I do think there were years Shane was out of favor with his Dad, especially during early Attitude! days. I know Shane ran with Raven and that scared the shit out of Vinnie M, and when Raven and Vince Russo became close it became even more unbearable. Shane had an 'In' with the Locker Room and Creative that Vince never did and I think that hurt him. Shane was a tearaway and into substances and other risky business in his 20's, before he pulled a Prince Hal and became a fine upstanding mogul in his 30's. No doubt that got him back into the McMahon fold. Smart boy. And, now that the Trips/Steph approach to business appears to be a bust, I can only guess that Vinnie M. is entrusting Shane with the keys to the Kingdom...

Question is, does Shane want them?

by Anonymousreply 23803/10/2016

And, why IS Shane hot? That quiet confidence? The fact he wears sneakers with a waistcoat and doesn't give a fuck? Or just that he's loaded beyond imagining? I can't figure him out, but I know I find him sexy for inexplicable reasons. I can't say the same for his Dad so its definitely not a physical thing. Maybe it's just that he's popular without being a Jock, idk.

I hope he had at least one hot gay experience in that Locker Room as a younger man, just one. I mean, he used to have the Mean Street Posse following him around backstage....

by Anonymousreply 23903/10/2016

Shane-O is WAY hotter with some age on him. Daddy!

by Anonymousreply 24003/10/2016

[quote]There was someone going all around the net making some very un-Christian claims about Molly Holly. Some of it sounded crazy, but some was believable too. She did marry an ex-con after all.

The person who was trashing her is a stalker on the order of Poo Shoes. Whoever this is has a beef with her association with Teen Challenge, a Christian rehab program where she works as a counselor. On one hand, there are credible reports online that Teen Challenge is abusive and cultlike, but on the other I find it hard to believe that she's the monster this person paints her to be.

by Anonymousreply 24103/10/2016

Not a closet case scenario exactly, but WWE staff and crew can't help but notice how very close in looks two of Stephanie's three daughters are to a certain tiny Canadian blond. Wonder if HHH has noticed?

by Anonymousreply 24203/18/2016

Jericho (one of the few blonds I find hot) is a major manwhore and cheats on his wife. He got busted on Twitter a while back when he accidently posted a DM intended for some Australian ring rats to his public twitter feed. He quickly deleted it but not after a lot of people seen it first. Then there were other pics of him making out with Kelly Kelly.

Here one of him mooning his ass with some ring rats.

by Anonymousreply 24303/18/2016

That's amazing R243. I knew I liked him for a reason, what a shameless skank. He did not take the PG rebrand to heart..

Although, he did officially date Kelly Kelly/Barbie for a while, right? I guess it was after the backstage tongue fest.

by Anonymousreply 24403/18/2016

On a sad note...TMZ reported that Sting has retired due to recurring neck injuries. He was so hot when he was younger- only thing i hated was that he wore long tights and had that stupid make up on...but it is all show biz- so it fit his character. i loved when he yelled out a war cry before and during the battle.- HOT!

by Anonymousreply 24503/18/2016

It's such a shame TNA couldn't get their act together before the collapse and retire him properly, with a real send off. He is deserving more than most of a WWE HOF induction too, of course, but he spent long years faithful to TNA, and still they kept jobbing him out and treating him like shit. Hopefully Vinnie and the Boys give him a fitting farewell.

by Anonymousreply 24603/18/2016

LOL that Jericho is a manwhore and a cheater -- remember when he was born again?

by Anonymousreply 24703/18/2016

Jericho is so great on mic. He's a dynamo, knows how to warm-up a crowd and keep working 'em..wonder if that translates to the bedroom....

Shane can talk when he's worked up enough. He's too quiet and serious to sell a gag, but he can run a solid trashtalk segment when he feels it. Looking back at old tapes (WWF 1999-02), it's hard to see why Trips made it, over others who get the psychology and theater better than he does. Don't get me wrong, his physique and moveset are great, and he looks good in leather, but on-mic? Total snorefest. It's like he doesn't care.

by Anonymousreply 24803/18/2016

Randy Orton with ring rat while showing his wedding band.

by Anonymousreply 24903/18/2016

Rene Dupree with porn star Tiffany Mynx in a hotel room.

He wasn't Pat Patterson's boytoy as someone mention earlier, it was his tag team partner Sylvain Grenier who did that. Dupree had a way in though his wrestling family so he didn't have to give it up for grandpa Pat.

by Anonymousreply 25003/18/2016

Chris Jericho likes making fun of gay people while claiming to be gay friendly so I can believe he's a scuzzy asshole that would cheat on his wife while taking pics with his sluts.

by Anonymousreply 25103/18/2016

When did Jericho act homophobic, Sir?

by Anonymousreply 25203/18/2016

During a podcast awards speech he put on this fay voice and said gay podcasts were all about curtains and lampshades and shit.

by Anonymousreply 25303/18/2016

R242 doubt he cares. Trip has his hands full running NXT with Vince breathing down his neck, he doesn't give a shit what his kids or his trophy wife have been doing. As I understand it Steph has her choice from the lockerroom, as well. There was an anecdote on some dirt sheet by an ex-employee, who rode in a limo with the happy couple and Vince. He concluded that Steph and Vince have a touchy-freely relationship, and that Trip was hugely put off by this. Who knows.

Chyna seemed like a stand up gal, it's hard to forgive Trip for throwing her under a bus. She changed the 'Game' he claimed to have invented.

by Anonymousreply 25403/20/2016

R189 Vincent K. Jnr. is all about the Ladies in various states of undress. As much as he'd prefer us not to....remember the XFL? What a MESS. I'd love to know on whose advice he tried to take on the NFL head-on. Sometimes you have to realise when you are the second Banana, and feel no shame about it, either. I'm not sure Shane or even Stephanie would have gone through with this. Linda probably would have, though, bless her.

XFL, FUBAR from the get-go, even the hosting. One game in and Opie looked intimidated. By beautiful, half-naked Women.

by Anonymousreply 25503/20/2016

Chyna was a huge mess. She had a very dysfunctional childhood, which caused some issues, so it all can't be blamed on Triple H (or Stephanie). She also believed all the hype and developed a huge ego and wanted to be pushed and paid the same amount as top draws like Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock. Several people have gone on record about how difficult she was to work with.

After leaving WWE she became huge train track. Had a messy relationship with X-Pac, lots of drugs and embarrassing moments. She totally burned all of bridges. Doing porn and claiming Triple H beat her and insinuated he was a pedophile.

Recently it seems as if she's finally found some peace. For quite a while it looked like she was going to become another dead wrestler statistic.

by Anonymousreply 25603/20/2016

[quote] She also believed all the hype and developed a huge ego and wanted to be pushed and paid the same amount as top draws like Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock. Several people have gone on record about how difficult she was to work with.

She was a top draw, she was hyped, people wanted to see her. Unfortunately, this did not align with Vince's idea of a top draw, aka. a Triple H. The fact is WWF did not know what to do with a female talent who was that popular, or how to write storylines around intergender feuds. The only person in the Creative Department willing to even try to write decent arcs and angles for Chyna was Vince Russo, believe it or not.

Not disputing she created trouble for herself post-WWF, and I do also wish her well. But her root problem was named McMahon, no question. Also, Trips and many wrestlers of his ilk have made many an offhand comment about liking underage girls, it would hardly be surprising.

by Anonymousreply 25703/23/2016

R257, It was believed that Triple H was such an insecure egomaniac at that time, he rode on the McMahons and kissed their ass and did whatever he can to hold midcarders down. He did not like Chyna being more successful and popular then him. That was evident by people who were in the company at that time. Chyna was a big draw that was no fiction there, and it was her popularity that helped put IC division and the non existent women's division back on the map. During the peak of the Attitude Era ,Triple H was one of those wrestlers who was lost in a shuffle. Shawn Michaels retired and everybody else found their own niche and followers. Triple H was the bland guy trying to fit in but people did not care what helped was aligining himself with factions. He was with The Corporation and then the Coporate Ministry. He was feeding on his rivalry with The Rock. His big break did not come until he married Stephanie McMahon back in 99 when she was engaged to Test who was starting to rise in popularity. Triple H never became his own big star he became a big by aligining with people who were already over.

by Anonymousreply 25803/23/2016

Moving beyond the WWE....Vince Russo and Ed Ferrara seem like they are platonic soulmates.

by Anonymousreply 25903/26/2016

Chyna is a fuckup, but I root for her to be happy. She left the US for a few years to teach English in Japan -- she's a smart woman with a college degree -- and recently she reconciled with her mom after their having been estranged for years.

by Anonymousreply 26003/26/2016

All closet cases are wrestlers.

by Anonymousreply 26103/26/2016

Never forget that Vince openly and earnestly lobbied for an incest storyline between Shane & Stephanie.

The man is the living epitome of Genius Crazy.

by Anonymousreply 26204/02/2016

Rene Dupree has an ass made to be fucked

by Anonymousreply 26304/02/2016

I used to wonder about Bill Goldberg. I know he's married with a kid, but he looked like a Titan Media exclusive.

Speaking of ... he's rumored to be making a surprise appearance at WrestleMania 32.

by Anonymousreply 26404/02/2016

Tammy Sytch just did a porn video for Vivid, and it's every bit as repulsive as you would think.

by Anonymousreply 26504/02/2016

Here comes the Money, and the only watchable and fuckable person on the WWE roster.

by Anonymousreply 26604/02/2016

......

by Anonymousreply 26704/02/2016

I used to think Goldberg and Stone Cold were brothers.

by Anonymousreply 26804/02/2016

I used to think the very same thing about Shelton Benjamin and Booker T.

by Anonymousreply 26904/02/2016

Any gossip about Ryback?

by Anonymousreply 27004/04/2016

Goldberg is very open minded....great guy and a Jew from Oklahoma. I bet he got into lots of fights as a kid with all of the anti semites who live there.

by Anonymousreply 27104/06/2016

It's probably more revealing to identify who isn't closeted.

I know cute pocket-Bi Jimmy Jacobs isn't. Shame he keeps falling in love with girls that treat him like shit.

by Anonymousreply 27204/20/2016

Jimmy had a (Kayfabe?) crush on Adam Cole which made for some funny in-ring action:

by Anonymousreply 27304/20/2016

Jimmy Jacobs, Chris Hero and Matt Sydal (also Bi I believe?):

by Anonymousreply 27404/20/2016

Dean Ambrose has a very feminine body-shape. He's old-school, his style and his shape are noticeably different to the blocky, cut, G.I. Joe looking dudes Vince usually hires. I think Regal really went to bat for Dean and got him in with the McMahons. I can't see Vince hiring him otherwise.

by Anonymousreply 27504/20/2016

Aren't they spinning Total Divas off into some Housewives-esque show with the Bella Twins?

Minute I heard that I knew it had to be Triple H brain candy. No way Stephanie, The Vince-ss herself, comes up with something as mundane, derivative and Frau-ey as this. Homegirl used to take mad bumps in the ring, get in fights, simulate sex on television, write angles with all kinds of dangerous shenanigans. She knows the business and knows her way around a little blood and pyro. Trips' on the other hand...eh.

I mean, it might make WWE a little pocket money, but as a brand reinvention it's lame as fuck nonetheless (and a slap in the face to the female talent). Best case scenario, it's a pretext for Vinnie to write Hunter out of his Will and write Shane back in. That sweet, handsome, strapping man has earned his spot back.

by Anonymousreply 27604/20/2016

Vince has always been high on the Bella's. Total Diva's had a big drop in the ratings this season, so they probably see the writing on the wall. It probably only has 1 or 2 two seasons left tops. They're trying to change that with a cast overhaul for next season, but don't see that working.

by Anonymousreply 27704/20/2016

No prizes for guessing why Vince is into TD. Yikes.

I heard about the casting changes too. A lot of the female fanbase is in uproar that Renee looks set to join, mostly based on the technicality that she's an announcer/commentator and not a wrestler, but also because she's in a relationship with fan-favorite Dean atm. Like Dean is too good for TD, or something.

Company needs to stick to making a good wrestling event each week, but if they insist on all these gimmicky extra shows then I'd like to see a reality show based on a down-to-earth wrestler trying to raise his family with the craziness of the biz all around him. That could really be be worth watching. Maybe they should pay someone to follow Roman Reigns around with a camera for a few months, idk. At least there would be some eye candy!

by Anonymousreply 27804/21/2016

Getting off the topic of the Evil Empire of WWE for a second....is it just me, or were the first years of TNA ('02-'04?) very, very gay, even by professional wrestling standards? I watched a few archived episodes back recently, and goddamn was there a lot of subtext in there! Jarrett/Russo did not shy away from it. I also forgot that they tried to get their crowds to call themselves 'The Asylum', so hacky in hindsight.

One of my favorite all time moments is this one during the first Slammiversary, when Vinnie Ru storms into the arena and lures AJ Styles to ally with him with the promise of a championship. Vinnie's "There is no Right Way...there's only Screwing" speech is not only brilliant and iconic, but also calls into question exactly why his character wanted AJ (a cocky, green relative unknown at the time) on his side, despite AJ offering no real competitive advantage. Then it hits me - AJ at that point was a perky, muscular, dumb blond that Vince couldn't stop running his hands all over. In retrospect it's pretty obvious what was up.

D-Lo Brown was awesome, on-mic and in the ring. His talent was never fully appreciated, crying shame.

by Anonymousreply 27904/21/2016

AJ has always been popular with the Boys. Jericho looked smug as hell to be first to get him in a WWE ring.

by Anonymousreply 28005/02/2016

I would die for a Seth Rollins gay porn......

With Bill Goldberg!!!

by Anonymousreply 28105/02/2016

Joey Ryan is SO freaking sexy!!!

by Anonymousreply 28205/02/2016

Because of this thread, I turned on RAW for the first time in two years....

Holy shit!!!! Shane McMahon is freaking HOT!!!!!!!!!!

And Antonio Cesaro looks better than EVER!!!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 28305/02/2016

No way is Fandango heterosexual.

Any gay gossip on CM Punk???

by Anonymousreply 28405/02/2016

Shane is a delight R283. I bet he got as much interest from the Locker Room as Stephanie, he's so cute.

by Anonymousreply 28505/03/2016

[quote]Dean Ambrose has a very feminine body-shape

And a wonderful ass.

by Anonymousreply 28605/03/2016

That would explain why he appeared in Total Divas so often.

by Anonymousreply 28705/04/2016

R284 CM Punk is very well know as womanizer but also a gay friendly, but i think he is straight

by Anonymousreply 28805/07/2016

I always thought CM Punk was sexy, although he isn't my type.

Yes, he's had sex with several female's in the business. From Daffney to AJ Lee, whom he's married to now.

by Anonymousreply 28905/07/2016

There's a story about Roddy Piper having a young "manservant" type who travels with him wherever he goes, holding his bags, opening doors for him, etc. Piper and others referring to the young boy as "cocksucker" like it's his name. Also about Mae Young & Fabulous Moolah as a lesbian couple. Moolah was a well know lesbian and a bitch with all female wrestlers who take away "her spotlight".

by Anonymousreply 29005/08/2016

I don't know if Piper's servants were really cocksuckers, there are lots of people who just like degrading "the help."

Yeah, it's pretty well-known Moolah was a dyke and a tyrant. She screwed over other younger, prettier and more talented women wrestlers who she though was a threat to her whenever she got the chance. Often they were her own trainees. If you were one of her trainees you had to let her book you so she'd get a chunk of money too. Supposedly she even tried pimping some of them out. I'm sure it ate her up that Mae Young stole the spotlight from her when she returned to TV in the attitude era and after. Younger viewers certainly liked and remember Mae more.

by Anonymousreply 29105/08/2016

R291 Exactly, Mae was more relevant in the late-90's than Moolah. Moolah is rumored that she rape some trainees or she wants sexual favors, if they refused she ends her careers. Another similar case was Victor Quiñones who was a Puerto Rican promoter and even he works in the WWE some time, he wants sexual favors to be over in his company.

by Anonymousreply 29205/08/2016

R286 never forget Shield!brose in those combat pants!!! #Ambrollins OTP!!!

by Anonymousreply 29306/20/2016

I always thought that Triple H was bisexual. I think a lot of body builder men are gay or closeted including John Cena. Shawn Michaels was not far behind even though in his later years he became more of a cowboy then a chippendale in his younger days.

by Anonymousreply 29407/08/2016

Rick Flair did a 8mm gay porn in mid 70's..I saw it. . yes I'm that old

by Anonymousreply 29507/08/2016

Forget Triple H & Chyna, or Randy Savage & Miss Elizabeth. Hands down the greatest love story in wrestling is AJ Styles & Christopher Daniels.

by Anonymousreply 29607/09/2016

Internet went crazy this weekend over the Hardy Boys grudge match promo, 'The Final Deletion' (for nu-IMPACT!, rebooting July 21 on poptv). It's being called 'The Room' of pro-wrestling' on Twitter, comedy gold. The boys' line delivery alone is worth the watch (JEFF: 'AW HAIL NAO!'). It even has operational drones as a plot device, a full-blown hand-to-hand Pyro fight and a burning cross finale. Only in the Carolinas, folks.

lol at everyone thinking Matt & Jeff have lost their minds though, when they've been doing Jackass shit like this for a decade on their own YT channel. They've even released legit DVDs of their own comedy. They live for Adult Swim-style humor so no surprise they came up with this even when given $$. What's surprising (and hilarious) is Dixie Carter taking it seriously and then putting it on legit TV for paying customers.

It's pretty great for Matt, don't think he's ever been as Over with fans as he is right now. Broken Matt is everyone's new favorite Hardy.

by Anonymousreply 29707/09/2016

Can't help but love Step the Alpha Bitch, even if she does ruin the momentum of top Stars by stealing mic time and their heat. I'm glad she's leaving the Team Mom persona behind, now HHH is taking a break.

She was excellent this week in her scenes with Shane - having them share RAW is genius. The incestual overtones made it work, it was like Wrestlemania 2000 and the Monday Night Wars all over again (iirc didn't Vince want a storyline years ago where Shane was the father of Steph's first baby?)

by Anonymousreply 29807/15/2016

Edge & Christian are now working as a comedy duo for the WWE Network (subs-based web content). It's so good to see them back onscreen together, especially for the kids who never saw E&C antics the first time around. They're so endearing that they work well in skits with almost any performer on roster.

Pretty sure Rats of a Decade ago would report that Edge was actively bi, but that no man had any chance with Christian who somehow remained faithful & devoted to his wife and to God, even on the road (aw).

And who could have predicted The Dudley Boyz would be the only WWF Attitude! tag team still doing 'serious' (I.e. non-comedic, main event) prowrestling by 2016? Edge of course had an amazing run solo but E&C didn't last after 2004, and the Hardyz still entertain but are a risky hire at the present time.

by Anonymousreply 29907/17/2016

They reality is gay straight or bi wrestling can get you hard in the process of all the rush of competition and body contact. I was a wrestler in high school and college and hard ons were common and more than once it led to some sex. It's just the nature of things. You just never told anyone about it if anything happened.

by Anonymousreply 30007/17/2016

R182 poor Cody is having a shitty couple of years. Not only has his beloved father passed on (RIP Dream), but Vince has taken possession of the name 'Rhodes' meaning Cody can't legally appear or perform as a 'Rhodes' anywhere outside the WWE, even though it's the name on his birth certificate. It's theft of a Legacy, not to mention absolutely heartbreaking when you consider how close Cody was to his dad.

Justice for Stardust!

by Anonymousreply 30107/18/2016

TIL Linda McMahon knows French, is legally certified to teach kids, and once worked as a legal translator. She basically ran the WWE Business department from the jump, and was CEO for over 20 years. Go, girl!

Less surprisingly, she was an athlete in High School (not a wrestler). Wonder if she was a mean Jock?

by Anonymousreply 30207/19/2016

Mick Foley asking Shane if he gets along with Triple H, from a shoot this year. He's evasive and Mick pushes the question to an uncomfortable point. Is Shane bitter that Hunter looks to be Vince's successor? Does it have something to do with Trips causing a rift between Shane and his sister? Or something else?

One theory is that Shane is gay and was pushed from the Fold because of it. It also explains the early marriage to his childhood sweetheart, constant tension with both his fundie Repug parents but an excellent relationship with his sister, his desire to prove himself worthy of 'the Boys', and his demeanour.

by Anonymousreply 30307/19/2016

The trouble with these wrestling threads is that they attract hetero wrestling fans googling to find new sites to chat on. That's why there are all these posts about women wrestlers that none of us knows or cares about. And notice how so many posts are written in a strange style that is utterly alien to the idiom of our beloved DataLounge.

Breeders, go away! This is a GAY SITE!

by Anonymousreply 30407/19/2016

Ah, Dyke-xclusionn strikes again, *sigh*.

I'm a lesbian wrestling fan. I often watch WWE, as well as ROH/DGUSA etc. I tune in 50% for the soapy drama and Guignol antics, and 50% to watch gorgeous girls in lame booty shorts. In a perfect world, Renee Young is a closet Lipstick and wants to date me instead of Dean Ambrose. Gay enough for ya, R304?

by Anonymousreply 30507/20/2016

Looks like Deano isn't banging the Boss's daughter anymore, she took Seth instead. Maybe Dean will keep Shane company in his backstage office, shame to let that ass go to waste. Shane likes his boys grimier, it used to drive Vince nuts that his son wasted years getting high with the likes of Raven, Dreamer & RVD.

by Anonymousreply 30607/20/2016

I just want to fuck Sami Zayn and Dean Ambrose!

by Anonymousreply 30707/20/2016

The return of Orton is mere weeks away...betta step aside bitches!

by Anonymousreply 30807/21/2016

Someone should Tweet Stacey Kiebler asking her if Clooney is closeted. She seems cool and definitely the type to spill Tea.

by Anonymousreply 30907/24/2016

R301 Rhodes is not his real name

by Anonymousreply 31007/24/2016

Isnt Dusty Rhodes, Big Brother Frank's father?

by Anonymousreply 31107/24/2016

Opps no it is Sid Vicious.

by Anonymousreply 31207/24/2016

Not technically R310 but they still had a strong father-son love. This is a big deal for Cody on an emotional level more than professional.

[quote] If you’ve read ‘Big Gold’ by Dick Bourne, you know the nameplate for my Father was never on the actual title after my Father defeated Ric at The GAB’. It was rumored to not even exist, but it was ordered and it does exist. I found it in a cigar-box. And on the eve of the 30th ANNIVERSARY and with [Conrad Thompson’s] help, it officially goes on the original ‘Big Gold’. The ‘hard times’ for you Pop are over. Just good times ahead sir.- Cody

by Anonymousreply 31307/28/2016

I always had a crush on Tommy Angel from the 80's. A prize winning ass, handsome and a great jobber. Any dirt?

by Anonymousreply 31409/05/2016

I guess Seth Rollins learned nothing the first time, has apparently been caught sexting again.

by Anonymousreply 31509/06/2016

Apologies if already brought up. but weren't there rumors that Vince McMahon is gay? I've also heard that he molested or was otherwise involved with both his son and daughter, but I think it's BS.

by Anonymousreply 31609/06/2016

R316, some scenario like that was scripted as kayfabe (storyline) in the Attitude Era! (early 00's). Disappointingly, Vincent K. Jnr. did put forward a storyline with a) himself and his daughter in a sexual relationship, and later b) his son and his daughter in a sexual relationship, and thankfully both were shot down the minute they hit the boardroom table. Some believe that Shane McMahon left the company and stayed away for so many years partly in response to this incident (combined with Linda-for-Senator shenanigans and his distaste for a messy business more generally). God knows why Stephanie didn't raise more Hell over it; presumably she's too comfortable with her high-powered role in Daddy's company/making more money than God, so she grins & bears it.

by Anonymousreply 31709/18/2016

Vince was molested as a child (and has hinted at it being his own mother who did it) so it's very fucked up for him to even be thinking of a storyline like that, let alone proposing one for national viewing.

by Anonymousreply 31809/18/2016

Layer upon layer of shady fuckery, R318, and it doesn't end there. It's also been heavily implied by employees ex-and-current that Crown Princess Steph was very much manipulated & pushed (or at least coerced) by her father to marry Hunter/Triple H. It's touched on in several different wrestling autobios, as well as in interviews & shoots from biz insiders. It would figure...

Before they got hitched all sorts of rumors flew around about her as bisexual, kinky (into BDSM etc.), poly/swinging, and reports poured of her going out on the town with her Squad to pick up guys (mostly non-wrestlers, apparently) that Daddy would not approve of. Nothing wrong with any of that, but Linda & Vince couldn't have their daughter exhibiting healthy sexual behavior or going with men that Daddy didn't like (or see a little of himself in, maybe?) so they backed Hunter's courtship heavily and swept anyone obstructing it (poor Joanie Laurer, and later their own son Shane) out of the way. You wonder how much say Steph had.

Stephanie was pretty cool as a young woman in her early 20's. She was game for performing anything and gave her all committing to an Alpha Bitch villain character. She looked great, had a sense of fun and a clear understanding of how story Arcs and selling angles worked. Unfortunately she was never given a fair share of control over the Creative Dept. despite working so hard for it, because Vince wants a Titan and a Man to take over his glass tower (Shane or Hunter, he is not choosy), and so now she continues to scrabble around inside her limiting lower-Management roles and Branding Depts. because Vince decrees it.

Given her choice it's pretty clear she would have chosen Chris Irvine/Jericho as a partner over Hunter, anyway. Sexy, interesting & ambitious femme women like Steph enjoy pretty, flashy things with a side-serving of drama and that extends to their men. Hunter is a dull, schlubby, beefy slab with zero real charisma outside his character, whereas Jericho in real-life and on-screen is a charming & expressive party-boy with outside interests and a healthy social/sex life. Their storyline together and on-screen chemistry notwithstanding, it would figure if Jericho & Steph still had something going on now. Why else is Jericho inexplicably kept around the joint and on WWE payroll despite being retired? Hunter is always at work on NXT, he wouldn't know about it.

by Anonymousreply 31909/22/2016

It was obvious from space that TNA's 'Baby-Bear' Alex Shelley wanted to climb 'Big Sexy' Kevin Nash like a tree. And who can blame him? Nash is a goofy old bastard but he looks incredible for his age, he's a smart businessman & he could charm the birds out of the trees. Kevin took a shine to Alex right away and went to bat for him all time at TNA, totally his Golden Boy. "All eyes on you, Baby." Aw!

Nash would have to be gentle, though. Alex is a tiny X-Division baby and he's sensitive, looks like the type who'd cry during sex (dirtsheet groupies say he likes Dommes and subbing to pretty much anyone, man or woman).

by Anonymousreply 32009/24/2016

The MCMG are back together! And still both so cute. They helped the gay choirboy become a wrestler on MTV MADE back in the day, so we know they're cool with gay guys. They were always all over each other in TNA so hopefully they'll keep it up now in Ring Of Honor.

Shelley is pretty femme for a wrestler. Sabin not so much, but he's shyly masculine and that's so appealing in a guy with a body like his. The tight hoodie was a good choice for him that day, yowch.

by Anonymousreply 32109/25/2016

Wrestlers must be amazing in the sack, like a gymnast and a gym-bro in one. The fitness and athleticism of these guys is unreal.

by Anonymousreply 32209/26/2016

Hoping the WWE buyout of IMPACT! falls through, but there's no getting around the reality that a baby, a drone and a senior citizen are currently more over than the majority of the roster. The House of Hardy is keeping TNA breathing but it needs more than that to live.

All the same the DELETE & DECAY arc has been amazing and fans are thankful for the injection of creativity. It's also cool to see the Bros. Hardy back together and doing what they do best, hillbilly hijinx out in the Carolina Swamps where they belong. BROTHER NEROOOOO!

by Anonymousreply 32309/27/2016

Tammy Sytch has been arrested again for the millionth time.

by Anonymousreply 32409/27/2016

Yes, it looks like TNA may finally be over.

Tammy is a huge mess. I don't see things ending well for her. She's developed some heath issues probably mostly related to her heavy drinking.

Right before her arrest, she was texting with some indy nobody and eventually he told her he loved her and she was basically saying she needed love. The guy was married and the wife posted the texts with Tammy's number included. This led to Tammy getting prank calls and all the drama got her drinking again. She insulted the wife and threated to post the dick pics and nudes the indy wrestler sent her if the wide didn't take down her number and apologize. The wife took the number down and Tammy didn't post the pics.

by Anonymousreply 32509/27/2016

Back when she was in WWF, ECW, and WCW, her drugs of choice were painkillers and muscle relaxers. Right before she got fired from WCW, Kimberly Page (DDP's wife) caught her nodded out on Nubain backstage. After she hit the skids and couldn't get work anywhere besides the indies, she just started drinking like a fish and shot whatever looks she had left straight to hell.

With Chyna gone, I don't see her holding out much longer. A shame, really, because she was the first real wrestling diva in today's sense. Unlike seedy "valets" like Precious and Baby Doll, she was legit beautiful, and unlike Miss Elizabeth, she could shit-talk with the best of the men.

by Anonymousreply 32609/28/2016

[quote] It looks like TNA may finally be over.

by Anonymousreply 32709/28/2016

Fuck I miss Dibiase's bulge and ass.

by Anonymousreply 32809/28/2016

R315 Tyler(Seth) is messy af. Didn't he once go behind the back of his best-friend on the Indy circuit Jimmy Jacobs by sleeping with his gf? Ty is a lot like the Rollins character, not having loyalty & respect for relationships. Guess the pressure of fame means he treats women (& friends) like toys, smh. Or that spilt tea over the last gf he had jaded him.

R307 honey, believe that you can do so much better. Although there are some exceptions & a handful of loyal 'good guys' the majority of typical wrestlers will get down with anything and anyone bc the lifestyle makes it hard to have a relationship (and bc the majority are sex fiends and not shy lmao). So if you must go there? at least set your sights on the hottest on the roster OR the sweet guy without a bad rep (there will be a couple of these butterflies even at WWE).

by Anonymousreply 32909/29/2016

Well, as expected Ambrose aligned with Shane @ Smackdown once the brand split went forward. Ambrose' most recent big feud was with Jericho (over screentime...or something) and that is now on ice as after the split Jericho aligned with Stephanie @ RAW. Jericho confronted Shane about Ambrose around 10 weeks ago, suggesting that he didn't have confidence in Shane's judgement or in his faith in Dean.

Jericho's problem with Shane is good writing, as their characters have never been friendly or even reluctant allies. However, Jericho's character is generally set against all the McMahons, above all Queen Stephanie (expect that one weird summer in 2002), so it's a little odd to hear him go grovelling & whining about Shane to Steph as if they're old war buddies. Either they've thrown Kayfabe out the door because they're too lazy to stick by their feud, or Jericho (the character) is back on the Face/Heel carousel.

But, it really was cool to hear Jericho say "I'd rather have 10 Stephanies than 1 of you, Shane". Intense!

by Anonymousreply 33009/29/2016

[quote]The sweet guy without a bad rep (there will be a couple of these butterflies even at WWE)

Who's that in WWE?

by Anonymousreply 33109/29/2016

r328 it looks like he found jesus. god it only makes him hotter in my eyes. i want to corrupt him.

by Anonymousreply 33209/29/2016

The name on Dusty Rhodes' birth certificate is Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr. His sons are Dustin Patrick Runnels and Cody Garrett Runnels, both of whom have used the name Rhodes professionally.

by Anonymousreply 33309/29/2016

Legacy (tag team of Cody & Ted) were great and underrated, considering both guys' pedigrees in wrestling. They had great chemistry with Orton and weren't afraid to play up the tension & bring up their fathers in promo spots which made excellent television. Legacy ended too soon imo.

Are Cody & Ted still close friends? They were best friends in their road days, and so it was a surprise when Ted left the company without Cody. IIRC the reasons Ted gave for leaving WWE were creative frustrations (ie. WWE favoring top guys over everyone else), 'emptiness' and feeling like getting to Wrestlemania was a hollow experience, and that he was going through a 'crisis of faith'. Sounds like being on the road opened his eyes, and he was seriously questioning orthodox values. Could he have been working through some sexual identity questioning too?

by Anonymousreply 33409/30/2016

More Legacy goodness. Randy strolling into Cody & Ted's spat like a Boss and threatening to discipline them Evolution-Style is awe-inspiring.

Cody calling Ted 'Teddy' is so cute, even when they're fighting.

by Anonymousreply 33509/30/2016

Looking at those "backstage" clips it looks like the sons weren't as good as their fathers in the acting department but R332's clip showing Ted Jnr's new direction in life is pretty inspiring.

I'm not religious but it's nice to see someone's christian faith being used to improve the world instead of trying to divide it.

by Anonymousreply 33609/30/2016

Poor Jamie Noble, living in a trailer park and stabbed. I guess his WWE gimmick with ugly Nidia wasn't a big stretch.

by Anonymousreply 33709/30/2016

She's blind remember. She cant see! She thought he was an intruder.

by Anonymousreply 33809/30/2016

r334 He was drinking a lot although it had more due to him cheating on his wife than anything else. Out of anyone it would be Cody with the sexual identity crisis.

by Anonymousreply 33909/30/2016

That's heavy shit, R339. Kind of a shame, Ted seems too sweet to have demons.

Codys got a wife now, right? He walked out of his WWE contract over a dispute about her.

by Anonymousreply 34010/02/2016

Kevin Nash is cool with gays, and is friends with gay wrestlers working in the business today. The Big Dog comes through!

by Anonymousreply 34110/03/2016

R2 Carlito was the prettiest guy on the roster for years (and that dreamy accent...). He probably just went between the men and women's locker-rooms easy-breezy, he has universal appeal. It's just shy of criminal how the McMahon's managed to bury such a charismatic, goodlooking and talented 2nd-Gen wrestler in shitty, low-card matches for almost his entire tenure.

One of his best moments was his one-night-only return to shoot on Cena. John's a good guy but people were sick of his character (and some of his RL bs) by 09, and Carlito called him out. It's epic.

by Anonymousreply 34210/05/2016

After watching this BTS I have the weirdest lesbian crush on Velvet Sky, even when she's eating McDonalds with her hands, mouth open the whole time and caked in makeup. It's trashy-hot?

At about halfway in, former tag partners April and Velvet start comparing the number of lesbians that have hit on them. Velvet: "I get more p---y than most guys do. [some guy asks if she actually sleeps with women] Well, I don't *get* it but if I want it (it's there)". Then she carries on mauling her cheeseburger lmao. She's a total cutie even though this whole thing seems crude and dumb.

JD Michaels also calls himself the P--ani Fisherman in this clip (Velvet's 'I want your box' joke is...ugh). Funny since he's notorious for doing Cyberfights (erotic men's wrestling).

by Anonymousreply 34310/05/2016

Aside from the hair, Carlito was dreamy.

by Anonymousreply 34410/05/2016

Just discovered The Hot Rod has a hottie for a son. His name is Colt, and the resemblance to his father is undeniable. Colt and his sister Ariel finished their Dad's book after he passed.

by Anonymousreply 34510/08/2016

R343 Velvet often looked like straight up trailer trash early in her career in the indies as Talia Madison. Here is one of her more garish looks.

By the time she got into TNA, she had a make-over that brought out her good features. The Beautiful People gimmick was a joke though. While many would consider Velvet and Lacey Von Erich beautiful, Angelina Love looked like an old, anorexic scarecrow and Madison Rayne had a horse face.

by Anonymousreply 34610/08/2016

Didn't Vince Russo want her first TNA gimmick to be a pornstar but the network told them no? Talia got the name 'Velvet Sky' from a real pornstar iirc.

by Anonymousreply 34710/08/2016

Angelina Love's mug is even too brutal for MILF porn.

by Anonymousreply 34810/08/2016

For someone who doesn't like girls, R348 sure has high standards. Also, malnutrition, pancake stage make-up & pencil brows age anyone. Wrestlers are carnies and 'beautiful' looks different to carnies.

It does look like she broke her nose once and it set back strangely, though. Botched in the ring, maybe?

by Anonymousreply 34910/08/2016

I always pictured Shawn Michaels and Triple H getting down in private.

by Anonymousreply 35010/08/2016

LAWD yes

by Anonymousreply 35110/08/2016

Shawn Michaels was a little too good a mimicking how one gives a blow job

by Anonymousreply 35210/08/2016

....

by Anonymousreply 35310/08/2016

His clients but have giant cocks with low hangers...

by Anonymousreply 35410/09/2016

Michaels is now a born-again fundie with phobic leanings so cool ya jets there, fellas.

He was also involved in the sexually humiliating hazing of the Wrestler's Kangaroo Courts in his drinkin'-and-druggin' Sexy Boy days, and likely left several young lions with lasting trauma. Not so hot.

by Anonymousreply 35510/09/2016

Wasn't Michaels also rumored to have been bad about sexually harassing female wrestlers? I remember from the ring rat sites that he was said to not be a nice guy.

by Anonymousreply 35610/09/2016

Michaels reportedly regretted posing in Playgirl when he found out that most of the magazine's readers were men.

by Anonymousreply 35710/09/2016

WWE just purchased the entire TNA tape archive from inception up until the next PPV to air. WWE will not own new TNA content produced following this month however, so the library will cover 2001-2015/6 only.

Presumably Dixie will use the $$$ Vince paid to keep TNA from sinking so they can use the next year to recover.

by Anonymousreply 35810/10/2016

Tiger Mask x The Dynamite Kid is the Brokeback story of the wrestling world. Sad & beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 35910/10/2016

WWE have recently hired indy star Kimber Lee (aka the Princess of CHIKARA), who is a proponent of intergender wrestling. Time will tell if she'll bring it to the table at the W, she's a goddamn hero if she attempts it.

by Anonymousreply 36010/10/2016

Tyler Breeze couldn't contain himself seeing Fandango in a slutty cop outfit.

Breezango are the ultimate in camp content on the WWE right now, and it's hot.

by Anonymousreply 36110/26/2016

I fantasize about wrestlers sharing a motel room while on the road......I bet there's some hot action on those beds.

by Anonymousreply 36211/05/2016

Triple H is not a closet case. There is no way the McMahon's would place the future of their legacy in the hands of a closet case.

If I had to guess from the current line up I'd say, Big E from the New Day or Chris Jericho.

by Anonymousreply 36311/05/2016

For r331, if I had to guess what wrestler in WWE is a sweet guy without a bad rep it would be one of the newer guys by the name of TJ Perkins. He's a 32-year old Filipino wrestler who is really active with his fans on Twitter. They're mostly girls crushing on him, but he takes time every day to Tweet out to them. Seems like a genuinely good guy. So far.

by Anonymousreply 36411/05/2016

Shane McMahon, all earnest and starry-eyed, called Kurt Angle a 'stud' in a candid conversation segment of a WWE in-house documentary because he was impressed that Angle could throw all 250lbs+ of him through two glass walls. So there's that.

by Anonymousreply 36512/17/2016

Rick Flair and Hulk Hogan used to fuck around with guys, including each other, Hogan for fame and Flair because he's a repressed fag.

by Anonymousreply 36612/17/2016

It's hard to picture Naitch as gay. Charlotte, maybe...

by Anonymousreply 36712/19/2016

Throwback to that early episode of RAW where the pre-taped segments were literally a cosy late-night dinner date between Shane & Kane. The topics of conversation were love & compassion, family...and Shane's family jewels. Their words said Intimidation but their eyes said Amore.

It was so low-key but still somehow stands as one of the strangest pieces of Kayfabe ever taped. That whole feud was bananas. At one point Kane electrocuted Shane's junk with a car battery, and by way of retaliation Shane threw him into a municipal dumpster that was aflame.

by Anonymousreply 36812/19/2016

Charlotte has had two quickie marriages so I can see her being gay. I also question Dolph Ziggler and the Swiss Superman Cesaro.

by Anonymousreply 36912/19/2016

Years ago, there was a Yahoo group for gay wrestling fans that had good gossip from time to time. Somebody there posted about participating in a bi foursome with Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, and a woman. Supposedly this guy sucked and got fucked by both Hogan and Flair and said a good time was had by all.

by Anonymousreply 37012/19/2016

Cesaro has a girlfriend (a WWE trainer and ex-wrestler), but he'd look right at home in a Titan Media flick.

by Anonymousreply 37112/19/2016

Didn't realize there were so many wrestling fans on the datalounge....

by Anonymousreply 37212/19/2016

Any gossip on Ryback? The only women on his IG seem to be fans, plus he has a French bulldog, the gay dog of the moment.

by Anonymousreply 37312/19/2016

[quote]I don't know if Darren Young cheats on his bf or not, but a few months ago he shot down a "Total Divas" camera man that was trying to hook up with him by sending shirtless photos. Then DY posted screen caps of the conversation on his twitter account with the photo and the guys name and twitter username showing.

That almost sounds like someone with a guilty conscience trying to deflect from their own bad behavior. Hopefully I'm wrong, because he seems like such a sweet guy and a good boyfriend. He really goes the extra mile for his fans.

by Anonymousreply 37412/19/2016

R372, it's a guilty pleasure. I grew up with 3 brothers so it's always something we can rely on to take us back to our childhood. I enjoy the athleticism, but I realize that it's considered trashy.

by Anonymousreply 37512/19/2016

My granny, who raised me, watched it for the men -- though she wouldn't come right out and cop to it -- and I did too. One thing we bonded over. :)

The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson), or "my babies," as she called them, were her favorites. Up in her 70s, she would exclaim as they came down to the ring, "Here come my babies!"

by Anonymousreply 37612/19/2016

You know R373, Triple H once owned a Bulldog...

The canine in question even had her own Wrestlemania angle, supplanting the Vincess as Trip's main lady. This was on Pay-per-View.

by Anonymousreply 37712/19/2016

R370, that is a quite visual, yikes.

Now it's known that Nature Boy repeatedly disrespected the legendary Theodore Long to his face, even long-time fans have written him off. If Flair is an a-hole (confirmed) and closeted (assumed), that's bad enough...but to be vehemently & vocally racist is a whole other ballgame.

by Anonymousreply 37812/20/2016

According to a lot of people Ric Flair is a truly horrible person, who's done terrible things to people.

by Anonymousreply 37912/20/2016

Flair is also a drunk and exhibitionist. He used to go around and just a robe and flash people. He also had his flabby ass exposed several times during matches. His deflated manboobs are even flabbier though. Yuck.

by Anonymousreply 38012/20/2016

Isn't Flair rumored to have beaten and sexually assaulted women in the past?

by Anonymousreply 38112/20/2016

It's not so surprising R372. Pro-wrestling is akin to Carnivale, in that there's a 'queering'/gay element to the theatrics of it. It even veers into camp, at times.

by Anonymousreply 38212/21/2016

R382 That's true.

I was a big mark for Sherri Martel (aka Scary Sherri) as a pre-teen and teen. She was very camp, fun, drag-queenish and so good in her in gimmick. She could really get fans to despise her, especially when she was terrorizing the angelic Miss Elizabeth. I remember once she got one fan so mad they threw a drink her face and she went on with out skipping a beat. And the crowd went crazy the times she got her comeuppance.

I was very saddened when she died young like so many other wrestlers.

by Anonymousreply 38312/21/2016

I remember the strong reaction Goldust got when he first came on, when he did gayish stuff.

by Anonymousreply 38412/21/2016

Jericho gets more flamboyant year on year R85, but we love him for it. No matter how he tries to act like an unapologetic rock badass, there's something overtly theatrical and Mean-Girl-ish about him.

Here he is closing a RAW at the end of July this year (just before the PPV Battleground), acting a spiteful little bitch to a returning Orton and to the Washington Crowd looking on.

by Anonymousreply 38512/21/2016

Jericho is my favorite superstar, hands down. 'The List' is the best gimmick of the year, but I must say that Charlotte and Banks owned 2016.

by Anonymousreply 38612/21/2016

Jericho is an asshole R385/386, He's been caught several times openly making fun of gay people.

by Anonymousreply 38712/21/2016

I'm unaware.

by Anonymousreply 38812/21/2016

He hosted a podcast awards show and he prissed and lisped his way through the gay category.

by Anonymousreply 38912/21/2016

Seems like a misguided attempt at humor. WWE does nothing but play on stereotypes. I'm not going to defend him too much because I don't know the details, but this is sort of what they do.

by Anonymousreply 39012/21/2016

Billy Gunn gave me major bi vibes.

by Anonymousreply 39112/23/2016

The Billy and Chuck team (and their manager Rico) were played up very flamboyant and gay. They were dubbed "Chuck and Suck" by some online fans during the storyline. Then there was the debacle with the commitment ceremony storyline and how it turned out and that fallout with GLAAD.

Billy Gunn had a nice body, but a rather ugly face IMO.

by Anonymousreply 39212/23/2016

[quote] He's been caught several times openly making fun of gay people.

Your criticism stands, but even so there's no way Jericho is in the league of Hogan, Flair, HBK, HHH and co./every single one of the McMahons when it comes to Evil Phobic Assholery. IIRC Jericho was one of the few vets who helped in the lockerroom vouching for gayling Darren Young when he first started (Vince had cold feet).

If Chris even is a homophobe or that bad of a guy at all (doubtful, he's a Canadian liberal and reported outside DL as a very nice accepting dude) then at worst he's just a garden-variety jock dullard who won't challenge locker-room talk. So far evidence backs R390 on this one, he can be a bit of a douche at times and is the definition of Lame White Dad, but when it comes to people skills he's mostly pretty cool.

If it's any comfort to you R387, you won't have to put up with him on your TV much longer anyway. Jericho is out of WWE again by April as his band are spending the last half of 2017 touring their latest record, and his age and his segue into the world of music/radio mean he probably won't do another run like this year's ever again.

[quote] Jericho is my favorite superstar, hands down. 'The List' is the best gimmick of the year.

R386 'The List' is a brilliant gimmick in Jericho's hands (he truly can sell anything), and better for the fact that it's an exact subversion of Jericho's debut with the 'List of 1,000 Holds'. His first list was about documenting his own feats & achievements and building himself up, while his last is about tearing others down and documenting their flaws...genius. In anyone else's hands this Bit would bomb and die miserably but Chris turns it into golddust every time. Last week's RAW when he was suspended in a shark cage above the ring (by decree of the GM Foley as punishment for interfering in matches) was another comedic gem from his 2016 run. He should have been left up there all night to heckle the matches from above.

The IWC adore him, and Jericho is also reportedly Stephanie favorite wrestler to watch perform (not HHH...), so you're in interesting company to say the least.

Not into the Divas (ugh) division atm or honestly any girls at all in WWE/TNA (sticking with the great women on the indies rn, or in Japan and the United Kingdom) but Kana (Asuka) is indisputably Queen of NXT and she will be glorious in a top card feud. Her Winter matches vs. Mickie James have been epic.

by Anonymousreply 39312/23/2016

Golddust/Dustin is one of the most unique & diversely talented workers in the business R384, and a good dude overall. Dustin & younger brother Cody have a sweet, close relationship even as grown men.

by Anonymousreply 39412/24/2016

Did y'all see Renee slap Miz on SD! last week? Brutal, fake, and all over Total Divas ratings and the honor of Dean Ambrose (seriously). Honestly though Miz still deserved it for being crass on live TV.

by Anonymousreply 39512/24/2016

Has anyone heard anything about Kenny Omega? He pings to me. I know he did BG East or something similar, so looking for something beyond that. I also agree with whoever said Finn Balor pings.

Cody Rhodes is planning at some point to run for some kind of political seat as a Republican - ever since I found that out I've liked him substantially less. I am fairly convinced he's deeply closeted though, which wouldn't be shocking given how homophobic Dusty was. There was also a time when Dusty was commentating for WCW where he talked about "my daughter Cody" which I can't help but think was a typical Texan dig at a son who wasn't acting manly enough for a father.

by Anonymousreply 39612/25/2016

You know, Balor/Devitt does seem like he keeps a lot of secrets.

As for Cody...while it's not unusual at all for wrestlers to be staunchly Republican, most of them keep their political beliefs to themselves and don't try to throw their hat in the ring (side-eyeing Linda). Both Rhodes boys are devoted to their father and his memory to this day, but it's obvious to fans that the Trio didn't always see eye-to-eye; in fact Dustin was long estranged from both Dusty & Cody, and for many years used drugs heavily to cope with his jealousy and abandonment issues. By contrast Cody was the apple of his father's eye as the youngest child of his favorite wife, but over the years has shown how that pressure affects him through impulsive self-sabotaging behaviour and codependent relationships with women (and now with wife Brandi). Fans report him to be sweet & humble though, so if there is some self-loathing (encouraged by Daddy Dusty) that's he's dealing with, he likely takes it out on himself.

A casual fan of WWE in the last 10-15 years would be forgiven assuming that Cody was dating childhood pal Ted Dibiase Jnr. longterm. They did everything together, even had pet names for one another, and mad chemistry. Ted's onscreen pairing with the funny, beautiful Maryse did not compare.

It's also strange that two of the biggest Heels in wrestling history, The Million Dollar Man & The American Dream, begot Babyfaces. Ted & Cody can heel it up when pushed, but they work better as good guys.

by Anonymousreply 39712/25/2016

[QUOTE]and now with wife Brandi

Who is, going by various fan reports, a total bitch. It's been said Cody is real nice and sweet and she's aloof and rude. Also, it's pretty hard to look at her social media and not get the feeling she's using him for publicity, etc.

by Anonymousreply 39812/26/2016

On his podcast last week, Russo joked about being 'raped' while in college, by a girl he calls a 'hose-monster'. In his words:

[quote] "The only way I could have got out of sex with this girl...I would've had to have told her that I was a h*mo".

Perish the thought.

He also claims to have bedded just 3 women (1 of them his wife) in his almost-60 years of life, and this for him is a point of pride. Hard to believe from a Yankee in the entertainment biz, but this is a born-again Christian talking so while outlandish it could very well hold water. Also odd that he thought listeners would want to know such a personal thing about him, when his Podcast subjects of discussion typically center around pop-culture and the wrestling biz. It was uncomfortable listening to it, can't imagine his wife was cool with him saying it either. Hell, Chris Jericho has fewer atrocious things to say about women on his podcast, guess Stephanie has broken him in at long last.

So, Q: Is Vincent Russo a) a combination misogynist/homophobe, b) a closet-case, c) living in fear of 'hose-monsters'?

by Anonymousreply 39912/30/2016

Bischoff & Russo co-parenting WCW was some kind of disco madness.

At least they tried to take on McMahon and stand up to guys like Hogan, something no one now would dare to do. Nitro/Thunder were messier than TNA is now, but at the time had everybody talking.

by Anonymousreply 40012/31/2016

Would love to party with The Motor-City Machineguns.

Not only are Shelley & Sabin talented & great-looking wrestlers, fan reports all agree they're sweet, friendly & open-minded. Jackpot!

by Anonymousreply 40101/01/2017

Jimmy Snuka sends his love!

by Anonymousreply 40201/15/2017

Shouldn't this thread be called "Wrestling: Nothing but closet cases"?

by Anonymousreply 40301/27/2017

Some videos of Paige getting fucked by Brad Maddox and Xaviar Woods have leaked. In one Maddox records Woods and Paige fucking.

by Anonymousreply 40403/18/2017

The level of exposure performers have in the 'everybody is a star' age has made it impossible for WWF/E to thrive, and has hurt commercial pro-wrestling across the board. Vince McMahon Snr. And Jnr. stamped out the 'promotions' (the local town-to-town wrestling circuit) in the 80s, but hilariously it's made a comeback because big promotions can't bring in the crowds they keep alienating by 'pushing stars'. Economic uncertainty and crackdowns on drug use have also hindered 'big top' wrestling a la Vinnie.

While the biggest show in town is currently doing well with the nostalgia crowd it seems clear the future of wrestling certainly won't be named McMahon. I thought Mike Quackenbusch was onto something with the direction he took nu!CHIKARA 10 years ago (less 'reality' and fewer car crash stunts to make way for comprehensive story arcs with more fantasy elements), but great as it was even that didn't last.

Can there ever be another WWE/F? Or has the business gone the way of the circus and Gladitorium?

by Anonymousreply 40506/09/2017

R319 remember how during the inVasion angle, Vince poached Jericho from Shane & Steph for his 'Team WWF'? It was never explained in-story why Jericho jumped team or why Vince wanted him (In 2000 Jericho was midcard and fairly new) but the crowd popped hard for Jericho so maybe it made sense to grt him. What's funny is when Steph told Vince he had a traitor in his assembled team, Vince's first suspicion was Jericho (the mole turned out to be Kurt Angle)...wonder if Daddy suspected Steph had a thing with Jericho? Vince was the one to propose a storyline where Steph was with sleeping with Jericho, though, so the idea didn't bother him (in fact Steph was hesitant to do it and HHH rejected it).

There were weird Stephanie/Jericho vibes from the jump back when Chris joined the company, even little kids noticed it. They kept smirking and smiling at each other in promos (even when they were supposed to be enemies), and Stephanie often inveigled herself into Jericho's feuds and plots whether it made sense or no. It would not be at all surprising to most fans if it was revealed they were banging back then, or now. Sexual tension has nowhere to hide on camera.

by Anonymousreply 40606/11/2017

The Company (under Steph's directive probably) let Jericho get away with more or less anything once he proved he was a big draw. Similar to WCW they treated him like trash in his first run (from '99-'02/3), but his first comeback in '07 saw him challenge for titles with no build, commandeer promo segments for his own entertainment ('Hilight Reel') and take a guesting GM role (before that was commonplace). WWE higher-ups and the McMahons did the right thing giving Jericho free reign and should have done so sooner, instead of listening to old WCW vets badmouth Jericho before he even started and waiting around for Stephanie to take a shine to him and vouch for him in the boardroom.

The Company even let him push his metal band Fozzy on live RAW, and didn't penalise him when he let rival promotion TNA use a Fozzy song ('Enemy') for their Bound For Glory PPV '07...the same promotion several of Jericho's old WWF buddies like Christian & Rhyno defected to. Jericho would have been a good fit and a massive draw for high-flying TNA in the mid-late '00s, but unfortunately they could never have afforded him.

by Anonymousreply 40706/11/2017

Anyone remember that hot mess Kwee-Wee? (WCW) His valet was Paisley, who would later be known as Queen Sharmell on WWE

by Anonymousreply 40806/12/2017

R408 I totally bailed on WCW by the end of 2000, so I sadly don't remember those two. You could say Paisley got lucky since she escaped the fate of being a Nitro Girl while at WCW and then got a shot in WWE alongside Booker...but then again she was a Valet working during an era where women were treated like sexdolls, so maybe not.

It's a crying shame how WCW fell so hard and so fast. Late-90s Thunder & Nitro were golden, then the Millennium came (along with AOL Time Warner and litigation culture) and fucked everything up. What could have been....

by Anonymousreply 40906/12/2017

R319 Jericho getting lost before his match on a Thunder episode from 1999 still cracks me up now. At 29 he started out in the big league being just as flashy, loud and obnoxious as he still is today which makes for a fun watch.

He's also a pretty guy, like you say. I remember a ringrat 'review' of Jericho on a yahoo forum back then that made me smile like a fool; the girl reported his voluminous blond hair smelled like strawberries and felt baby-soft (she seemed too sweet to rat, but as I later learned it takes all kinds of girl and no-one should judge without knowing one).

by Anonymousreply 41006/12/2017

R400 Did you know wrestler Disco Inferno was working Creative with Russo on TNA in the mid-00s? Raven talked about recently and didn't seem too impressed with their output (he loved Paul Heyman).

by Anonymousreply 41106/13/2017

R397 that interview is adorable. For incredibly hot athletic guys both Cody & Ted are awkward and geeky as hell which is kind of nice to see (Cody and his videogames, bro!). Ted isn't that articulate but he's sincere and has the most charming smile ( the interviewer giggles when on the receiving end of one), and Cody is very funny and playful when he relaxes even though he's in a defensive stance throughout this chat.

In fact the only time Cody did relax at all during that was when he talked about putting Dream & Dibiase Snr. 'in a room' together (did that ever happen?); and after suggesting that Cody dropped his arms, relaxed his stiff pose and smiled, and his voice became softer. Maybe he wanted Dad's blessing to be close to Ted Jnr.? There's also a second here with Cody looking at Ted like he hung the stars, and it's so cute.

by Anonymousreply 41206/13/2017

Haha, I remember Rene Dupree, I always wondered why no one ever addressed the fact that he got a boner in every match.

by Anonymousreply 41306/13/2017

R243 Jericho is often put to work with girls. Half of his famous promo segments from his first appearances in the WWF to now are with women, and I believe he had the first major intergender feud in the company (with Chyna). He seems like a flirt and a 'ladies man', but his wife stayed faithful all this time; they've been married since 1998 when they met in a restaurant and Jericho was a WCW nobody, so it must be love...

He had chemistry with Eva Marie and earlier Summer Rae (why do the WWE women never have last names anymore? Molly Holly is appalled).

by Anonymousreply 41406/14/2017

R259 this week the Russo/Cornette feud flared red hot once again. I love this war, this drama is like anger p*rn. Heel vs. Heel in a battle for...something. I got home from work last night, popped a Sprite and sat back to watch these motherfuckers go nuclear on one another. These promos should be studied by current talent in the industry (and is that the point?) as a masterclass on realistically selling your fight.

It's either the greatest work of this century and they are both riding the life out of this heat to troll idiot marks, or they're just rabbit-holing dirt on each other for real because they're both geriatric and unemployable and can't find any pot. They keep yelling at each other about grievances of 15 or 20 years ago (and it's always somehow Russo's fault) and they can't make peace (Cornette's doing). Various sponsors have thrown $$$ at them to have it out in public with proceeds to charity, but they can't get to the table (or the ring) because Fresh Hate is the gimmick now.

But then, when a sexually-frustrated redneck psycho-creep and a sputtering dyslexic male-supremacist fundie (bro!) go a round in front of the world or even just their neighbours, who really wins? You can't pray the gay away nor can you fix inherent and deep-seated stupidity so maybe these two knuckleheads need a room at the Doubletree to snuggle in private instead. It would be a SWERVE of fitting proportions and hey, better to make love and not war. Even HBK the Back-stab Kid and Bret Hart buried the hatched after 12 years, and someone died in that feud.

by Anonymousreply 41506/15/2017

I love when non-wrestlers peripheral to this business still use shop-talk in conversation with normies.

"I buried him to the Boss", "I put him Over..."....people who have not watched a lot of wrestling in the past or who have never been fans don't know what these phrases mean (like newbies or hapless visitors to the DL who don't know our Lore and in-jokes, or what MARY! means). It probably doesn't matter though, as the target audience for both Russo & Cornette's podcast are lapsed, disgruntled or just older fans.

Don't these guys realise how similar they really are? They agree on more philosophicalły than not.

by Anonymousreply 41606/16/2017

R415 wouldn't his backstabbing ways make Shawn Michaels 'BSK' instead of 'HBK'? Do the joke right.

by Anonymousreply 41706/16/2017

R411 I recall a smark telling me a few years back that if Hardcore titles & belts were counted as legit Raven would be in the Top 5 Most Prolific Title Holders of all time, along with Flair and Taker.

Let that sink in for a second.

by Anonymousreply 41806/16/2017

[quote]...the Top 5 Most Prolific Title Holders of all time, along with Flair and Taker.

It does feel like a stretch R418, although Raven was an interesting experiment and Scott Levy did bust his ass for the business.

Edge should rightfully be in that Top 5 indefinitely, and at 11x I believe he does have one of the nearest Title-holder counts to Flair's 16x.

Cena will take Flair's place eventually, no question. Whatever the IWC or current fans think of Cena he's the Flag-bearer so that's how it must be.

by Anonymousreply 41906/16/2017

[quote] Triple H is not a closet case. There is no way the McMahons would place the future of their legacy in the hands of a closet case.

R363 it doesn't matter if Hunter is gay, so long as he gives Vince grandkids (r: a grandson) with those Helmsley genes. There are now three little blonde McMahon-Helmsley girls - that don't look a bit like Hunter - which could explain Shane and his three sons returning to the family fold. It's just a thought. Also, their 'Legacy' is dying around them as ratings and attendance both plummet and money is draining off like water.

R368 you know, 'The List' gimmick was masterminded by.backstage Head Writer and tiny bisexual dynamo Jimmy Jacobs. We like him here.

by Anonymousreply 42006/16/2017

R400 Part II of that shoot is a tough watch knowing what we know now.

There are some highs: the impassioned mission statement; the Russo/Bischoff alliance swerve (and hug); Bischoff's disillusionment with Hogan that the audience shared (Bischoff is fey, isn't he?) and Russo calling out Flair; DDP firing back; taking the belt off a still-green Jeff Jarrett. The young Lions vs. old Guard is actually an excellent basic launchpad for a full-roster arc too, so it's a shame it never saw fruition.

The damage was too extensive to get WCW fixed, though, and the cracks were on show even during this so-called 'new beginning'. Vacating all titles killed all momentum for the upcoming PPV (Spring Stampede); President Incumbent Bischoff made Sid Vicious look weak; and while the heeling and shooting on McMahon and the WCW Elite was all true it did absolutely nothing to help save the company, it was a death-rattle.

"Confusion reigns, everywhere" was the final word from the commentary desk. Shudder.

by Anonymousreply 42106/16/2017

I always thought Raven might be sexing the Boss's son R418.

For like three years Shane was going out to get wasted with Scott until like 4-5am and then sleeping it off at Scott's house. Shane would always phone home to let Vince know where he was before crashing out, and in shoots Raven has often said that he thinks this is what got him fired from WWF (no clarificatia on whether he was fucking Shane).

by Anonymousreply 42206/17/2017

I think Jim Cornette is very intelligent and funny, and much of his podcast transcends wrestling. I love how he assails the republicans, Trump, creationists and religion in general.

Someone mentioned Disco Inferno. I think he was/is ridiculously sexy.

by Anonymousreply 42306/17/2017

In 1998 Disco was a hopeful on a special WCW-centric ep of The Dating Game along with Billy Kidman & Chris Jericho, and it was wild. This was back in the days wrestlers still did their gimmicks on TV and it comes over so quaint. There's nothing quite like hacky attempts at mainstream cross-promotion in pro-wrestling, and this delivers (I'd love to see a WWE version today, maybe with the Shield).

Kidman was awkward as hell (his nervous nelly side on show), Jericho very obnoxious (usually he's charming with it but here more annoying) and Disco was just on cruise-control even when confronted with a dirty question about sausage. The boys even got some trashtalk in between the girl's questions, which clued her in to who they were in the unlikely event she didn't know already by that point. Jericho wins and the new couple go on 'a trip to Hawaii' (suuuree) and Disco & Kidman look so relieved.

by Anonymousreply 42406/19/2017

THX, R424.

The bachelorette is oh, so pretty.

by Anonymousreply 42506/19/2017

Redditors and YouTube commenters seem to think she was a ringrat pretending to be in college, lmao.

I say good for her, ignoring the haters and chasing that hot wrestler dick! Jericho was fine as hell and had a tight body in 98, even if he was broke and full of himself. Wrestlers are verrryy flexible lays, apparently...

by Anonymousreply 42606/20/2017

Shane/AJ, the match that nobody wanted at Wrestlemania 33, actually turned out pretty good. And hot.

Considering AJ's incredible talents (he's essentially wrestling's Messiah) he should probably have faced an actual decent full-time career wrestler at his first WM, but Shane brought the pain as ever he does and the whole match came together anyway. Sometimes pitting opposites against each other just works. It was also cool to see two Over faces battle it out over honor for once, instead of the usual predictable face/heel belt thing (AJ is meant to be heel in WWE but his legacy precedes him so it hasn't taken).

by Anonymousreply 42706/20/2017

Then there's the sexual tension. Vince has been rumoured to enjoy the company of the top-stars on the roster during long lonely nights on the road, it wouldn't be farfetched to think Shane is the same.

AJ seems into him, easy to picture something happening post-match when the adrenaline is high...

by Anonymousreply 42806/20/2017

Breezango have the best sexual tension in WWE. It's refreshing because it's not tortured or dressed up in a rivalry, they're just two gorgeous guys who like each other...a lot. It's nice to think that it wouldn't seem at all sensational if their characters kissed on a SmackDown!, just like a totally normal day for them.

Dango lovingly topping Breezy in their hotel room when the cameras are off is also a delicious thought.

by Anonymousreply 42906/20/2017

My fantasy would love to think there's as much flexibility as you describe. I wish some credible insiders would reveal.

by Anonymousreply 43006/20/2017

Howbig is Seth's cock? He's a huge pussyhound

by Anonymousreply 43106/20/2017

And hey, he's a homophobe too R431, if that's what you're into.

by Anonymousreply 43206/20/2017

Roman's green and getting pushed too much, but does not deserve abuse he gets from fans or roster.

The RAW when he had to just stand there and take a dozen stiff Stephanie-slaps to the eye until she drew blood tells the whole story. Ro is big and strong and he no-sold the first slaps accordingly, but he's also gentle and lawfully-aligned as a character and clearly wouldn't hit back even in pain which makes this gratuitous and indulgent on Steph's part. It looked like she really hurt him which must violate Wellness policy, but perhaps the Boss is exempt from such? It's a different story when a monster-Heel like Strowman throws Roman around, that's a more even playing-field (like the Shane/Kane thing).

And this is the special treatment the higher-ups give 'The Guy', the one they want to succeed. Ouch.

by Anonymousreply 43306/22/2017

Adam Cole tried to (work?) slap Jay Briscoe on a joint radio interview, once.

Those two crazy kids need to hate-fuck and get it over with, if they haven't already.

by Anonymousreply 43406/22/2017

I still remember when former out gay ROH President Cary Silkin made Jay Briscoe apologise on-mic at an event for homophobic tweeting. That was only 2013 but it seems like a lifetime ago, now. Who would ever have thought ROH the most progressive, mature promotion in the US?

by Anonymousreply 43506/22/2017

[quote] Who would ever have thought ROH the most progressive, mature promotion in the US?

Not to mention the only remaining adherents to Kayfabe (see R434).

by Anonymousreply 43606/23/2017

R429 I want to see Breezango dance together, since Fandango has mentioned he likes to 'dirty-dance' in promos. Hey, if Drew Gulak can dance with a man for an IPW show in a Salvation Army warehouse while dressed in trunks as homophobe Chuck Taylor looks on, then Tyler Breeze can surely take a spin.

I love that in Kayfabe, Breezango have somehow accidentally developed telepathy. Guess it's real love.

by Anonymousreply 43706/23/2017

Fandango is so fucking hot. Thx for that, R437.

by Anonymousreply 43806/23/2017

r396 Omega himself has commented that he doesn't have the time for a boyfriend or girlfriend. He has also said that he doesn't want to "label" himself. He's pretty open about it (I think anyway).

by Anonymousreply 43906/23/2017

I'm crying with laughter rewatching that R437. Breezango are the current best thing about SD! - great for them but not the best sign of life for the show as a whole. Wonderful as the ambiguous duo are, they are meant to be low/midcard filler right now and not the star attraction. Me and my boyfriend tuned back into SD! last year for AJ Styles, but we've found we're sticking around mostly in the hope of more Breezango whether in matches or vignettes & promo.

Word is that Vince of all people is high on their comedy team and thinks they've pushed their gimmick so well that both deserve a serious push in the next year. I hope that's true, although I don't want Breezango broken up for a while; their natural quickfire chemistry with each other is too valuable to lose, and they haven't had a run with the Tag straps yet. Everything about them clicks, even their vast differences such as age (yum!), wrestling style (obviously) & basic personality (where Breeze is high-strung, strategic & needy Dango is chill & adaptable by following his own drum).

The team has actually improved both characters in my eyes and the fans'. Pre-Breezango I loathed Tyler Breeze ( I thought him a cheap closet-y substitute for Ziggler, sorry Ty) and while I liked Fandango and thought he was mildly entertaining after a few years his jobber-Lothario schtick annoyed me enough to get Heat. Put them together, though, and what have you got? It's a genius gimmick, appealing to both 'silent' WWE fanbases (adult gay men, frauen hot for Dango) and their younger more vocal fans (little kids, gay teens on Twitter, and the 'shipper' fans on Tumblr).

Me and the bf's current tv catchphrase to bandy about the house at each other is Fandango's "RUN with me, Timothy!", a phrase uttered by Fandango when chasing after Breeze playing Pokemon Go, and said to a backstage talking-head named Tom. Combined with Fandango's sleepy, sultry spacecase voice and flamboyant jog it sounds DL-worthy.

by Anonymousreply 44006/24/2017

Fandango could easily be gay. Total Divas saw him no-sell advances from the lovely Summer who asked for a date with him (he could not have seemed less interested) and later on half-heartedly kiss her after pestering on her part. He made no attempt to seduce her and was touching her like he was slightly repulsed, which gave me serious pause.

Poor Summer herself called the cool make-out off after several minutes of uncomfortable liplock for the camera, saying there "was no chemistry". Fandango looked relieved when she finally left him alone and went to find a drink of water.

by Anonymousreply 44106/24/2017

Mmmmm zaddy

by Anonymousreply 44206/24/2017

Fandango and his doggie

by Anonymousreply 44306/24/2017

I listened to a podcast with Johnny Curtis (Fandango) just at the onset of his run on the main roster. I remember him telling a story about how he couldn't easily tell his Dad he was going to become a wrestler because of all the male on male action it required. So I could see him being gay and not quick to be out and proud about it.

by Anonymousreply 44406/24/2017

Beard?

by Anonymousreply 44506/24/2017

I haven't heard anything about Fandango being gay. I wish he was though since he's easily one of the best looking wrestlers today.

I have heard him being described as "weird" and "freaky" though, sadly not details as how though.

Some interesting pics of him have surfaced recently.

by Anonymousreply 44606/24/2017

His nice ass.

Hoping he stops with the tats. The hot body doesn't need ink covering it up.

by Anonymousreply 44706/24/2017

Damn. I wonder how much WWE pays him.

Wonder if he could transfer his look and humor into...our world. We'd embrace him, support his projects.

by Anonymousreply 44806/25/2017

Anything on Wade Barrett?

by Anonymousreply 44906/26/2017

R435 ah yes, ROH, the very same promotion with the enculturated hazing and misogyny. Deathmatch fed CZW are more tolerant, frankly.

Wasn't Silkin kicked downstairs? He still works for ROH in some capacity now but iirc it was kept hush exactly why he lost his presidency. Briscoe may or may not have been sincere with that apology but a large percentage of homophobe fans at the time sure as hell weren't happy about it.

by Anonymousreply 45006/26/2017

R439 ex-indie & CHIKARA wrestler-turned-announcer Kevin Condron is enthusiastic about fans imagining he or his character is gay.

He's the mod of the /SquaredCircle subreddit (his user is [-]kondron) and posted his thoughts on the subject of gay 'slash fic' (erotic short stories about his character getting it on with other men) that circulate as well as 'roleplay' blogs (users pretending to be his character). He's totally flattered by fanfiction ('caressing Chuck Taylor') but has a big problem with Tumblr RP blogs, threatening to expose them

[quote] The first time I found myself in fan-fic, gently caressing Chuck Taylor or Icarus or someone similar, I didn't have a problem with it. A lot of super macho wrestlers like to act grossed out by it, but truthfully, the fact that someone has chosen to take a fictional persona that I've created and expand on that, regardless of what they're making my character do, is amazing. Here's where it got weird. I found a Tumblr that essentially looked like it was mine. It didn't say anything about roleplaying, or fan fic, nothing of the sort. But it was a part of some strange.. online roleplaying fantasy high school? So essentially it appeared as if I was contacting high school kids trying to mack. I freaked out. I released a fan-fic policy and threatened to read anything not tagged as such aloud, on YouTube, to clear myself of any bizarre misconceptions.

by Anonymousreply 45106/26/2017

R165 29-year-old Matt Clement (aka Tyler Breeze) is actually married now. To a woman. A beautiful and intelligent woman, no less.

His wife's name is Ashley Miller (aka Audrey Marie) and she met him in 2011 at WWE Developmental (then called FCW) . Both were featured performers. They continued on to the rebranded NXT where they started dating, and married last September after five years together.

by Anonymousreply 45206/26/2017

The surprisingly wide appeal of Ambrose to women is legitimately confusing R191/R193. As a fan of the 00s indies it seems almost inconceivable to me that Ambrose/Moxley has become a babyface let alone a WWE sex-symbol, but it's 2k17 and here we are (for context, it's like a hired-gun guitarist of early/mid period Slipknot, from back when they incited riots, joining the current line-up of Blink-182).

This is the young man who in CZW would drag women around by their hair and threaten them with sharp objects, and in IWA-MS would slap them around hard and call them bitches. Yes, it was a character and that character was a heel back then, exhibiting heelish (rudo) behavior. Others have done such (if not that extremely since around 1999). It even makes sense if you frame Moxley like a Batman villain or something, but as Jon was playing a version of himself like many wrestlers do it's not so easily swallowed. His delivery of lines also sounds drunken, now & then, which makes matters worse. Jon Moxley was the violent, dangerous meth-y vagrant boy no woman should hope to encounter.

And now he's scruffy loveable scallywag Dean, with some kind of magical 'come-to-me' power over young women even when Roman is standing right next to him. What is the deal? Is it his attainability? Is it that he's smart & a good talker? (and he really is, being fair to him) Is it that he looks like he needs to be rescued (and bathed)? Or is it that he just isn't frighteningly juiced or bearded like the rest of the roster?

by Anonymousreply 45306/26/2017

Better check yourself R453.

by Anonymousreply 45406/27/2017

I love Condron R451, he's got a great mind for the business and a superb sense of humor. A sweet guy. He's smart and not self-destructive like many workers; he got out of wrestling when he realised he couldn't get insurance or healthcare, and wants to get a Wrestler's Union started to protect others.

For a time on CHIKARA he played a camp flamboyant prine called Snowflake, who along with the dandy Dalton Castle made up the gay-interest contingent of the roster. Both were also strong credible characters with serious motivations as well as loud and proud to flout conventional masculinity, which can only be a positive when a large part of your audience is kids. Meanwhile on WWE Breezango are jobbed out and humiliated weekly by thuggish bro characters for the crime of sideswiping machismo, sad.

by Anonymousreply 45506/27/2017

[quote] Kenny Omega himself has commented that he doesn't have the time for a boyfriend or girlfriend.

Get a load of Miss Thang.

by Anonymousreply 45606/27/2017

R448 Fandango likely gets a decent check these days. Not from wrestling - WWE is like every other promotion and gets away with shorting performers' cash as they are 'independently contracted' - but from ancillary income via merch sales, tv appearances (Total Divas) and meet-n-greets with fans.

R441 Fandango was treated like shit on Total Divas. He signed up for it on his own power (see above point) so don't feel too sorry, but it was still humiliating watching him chewed out in the training ring by the likes of Tyson Kidd for the crime of being attractive to women, or seeing him forced to counsel whiny Summer on his personal time about HER personal problems like a stereotypical gay-best-friend. WWE can't make up their minds who or what they want Fandango to be, other than everyone else's punching bag. And he's so nice about it, just calmly shrugging off all the hate and the bitchy assumptions.

by Anonymousreply 45706/27/2017

There is a beautiful BG East wrestler named Damien Rush. Check him out - you will love him. He's done semi-porn where he jerks off while in the captivity of another wrestler.

by Anonymousreply 45806/27/2017

Can you post a picture or something R458?

Lazy bastard.

by Anonymousreply 45906/27/2017

[quote] Meanwhile on WWE Breezango are jobbed out and humiliated weekly by thuggish bro characters for the crime of sideswiping machismo, sad.

The level of masc posturing a la Cena and the Rock needs to diminish - not go away entirely, as wrestling is about men 'battling' each other, but just cool down. About a month ago on SmackDown Live! the Usos (the 'bros' in this equation?) were permitted to cut several scathing, frightening promos on Breezango that went unchallenged (neither Breeze nor Fandango were given a mic so they could rebut).

It stank of 'Vince booking', i.e. making the 'sissies' look weak and scared, to give the 'bros' more edge. During one, an Uso brother sneered at Breezango at the thought they might 'kiss' each other, and part of the audience laughed in disgust. Breeze looked hurt by that reaction and Fandango petted him in comfort, so something good came of it (not to mention the fact that such promos recast the Usos as heels, meaning it's ok to boo them and expect them to lose). The promos left a bad taste, honestly.

by Anonymousreply 46006/28/2017

R437 Breeze & Fandango have 'danced' together before a few times, in dark matches or off-camera.

WWE Instagram caught one such moment here, with Tyler spinning and jumping into Fandango's arms. Neither of them can dance a proper step in reality so it's very endearing and silly.

by Anonymousreply 46106/28/2017

Idk if you care about this R449 but anonymous tip-offs (rats?)?online claim Bad News Barrett is uncut like most Brit men. The man himself even said so on his Twitter (drunk? He later deleted the Tweet).

He is sexy in a dangerous kind of way, what with how he used to bare knuckle box. And that accent.

by Anonymousreply 46206/28/2017

Moxley was living the gimmick back then R453.

This was never more apparent than during his appearance on grimy wrestling podcast 'Tha O Show' podcast in 2010 (ep. 197). Moxley starts off happily chatting about open-wound bleeding during sex and conversation rolls all the way downhill from there. There's a female wrestler/valet expressing interest in him here too, so yeah, the big dumb bastard must have some kind of animal attraction going on.

[quote] MOX: I've started bleeding during sex before; been in the throes of passion and got this gusher..

by Anonymousreply 46306/28/2017

R433 Pour vous, trivia: the only male character who has ever struck Stephanie back is Chris Jericho, during a match sometime in '02. As I recall she slapped him stiffly as she ever does, and after a beat he forcefully pushed her over in retaliation (she fell on the mat, hard). There was no repercussion and it continued.

I remember thinking it was quite shocking to see on television (as even her brother Shane never dared use force against her on-camera) but not unwarranted in light of the very-real antagonistic slap.

by Anonymousreply 46406/28/2017

I wonder if Stephanie McMahon is a big a monster as she's rumored to be, I know her husband HHH is said to be a HUGE asshole that used his position in the family to punish wrestlers he didn't like.

by Anonymousreply 46506/28/2017

[quote] HHH is said to be a HUGE asshole that used his position in the family to punish wrestlers he didn't like.

I still have fond memories of CM Punk shooting on Hunter. I'm not even a fan of Punk and think he's a greasy mouthy weasel with too much to prove, but I have no doubt his criticism of HHH was legit.

by Anonymousreply 46606/29/2017

R460 that promo happened May 9th (about 6 weeks ago) in the run up to the Backlash PPV. It made me flinch too, but that was the point. If you turn characters babyface as WWE clearly want (and need) to do with Breezango they require serious antagonists that the crowd want to despise. If the Usos are acting like bigots & bullies via screaming and yelling, rest assured a large portion of the audience will boo.

Here is the Usos promo transcript from that night. Nasty, but that's what serious heeling looks like. Remember The Rock calling out 'jabronis' and insinuating all the women around him were 'hos'?

[quote] These tag titles could be yours, Uce. You gettin’ beat down. You gettin’ knocked down. You gettin’ stomped out. You gettin’ slapped too. You gettin’ clapped too. You better watch each other’s backs. Hell, you can tan, shave, wax, rub, kiss, lick, or paint each other’s backs (sniggering). You better have your mind right. You’re about to feel these little hairs stand up behind your necks, feel these goosebumps running through your bodies, and have your heads on a swivel, because you feel like somebody’s creeping up behind you....

by Anonymousreply 46706/29/2017

It's difficult to believe Tyler Breeze is straight as a character, and just as hard to believe the actor Matt is either. He seems like a nice guy so it's doubtful he's cheating on his wife, but still.

Before the news spread that Breeze was married I was convinced he was glass-closeted irl. He's always making cute sly jokes about the possibility on WWE Network, so he's clearly aware that he comes over less than straight to observers and that doesn't bother him. He's not fazed about being 'gorgelicious' to men, either; looking like he does he could get most any guy he wanted tbh.

by Anonymousreply 46806/30/2017

A 'Breezango' behind-the-scenes video from April (4.18.17) on the Network sees Matt (Breeze) visit the Louisville Slugger Museum in Kentucky with Curt (Fandango) on what looks like a date.

Matt looks incredible in a suit & tie that shows off his body, and he spends the whole day giggling and batting his eyes at Curt. The two even compliment each others' 'pitching' skills at the end (from the YouTube comments this went completely over the heads of most of the Network viewers). They make a natural couple with a very sweet intense chemistry, shame they aren't together.

by Anonymousreply 46906/30/2017

r35 It probably has more to do with the Almighty Buck $$$$. If these wrestlers are ever 'outed', or they came out of the closet voluntarily their careers would be over.

by Anonymousreply 47006/30/2017

Are the people who contribute on this thread regular DLers or do you only come to chat in this thread? 🤔

by Anonymousreply 47107/01/2017

Can't speak for others R471 but I contribute to other DL threads on the reg (as Fandango would say). Mostly TV or movie-related admittedly (I'm not into gossip, politics or other peoples' everyday lives here really) but I try to spread my posts around. I contribute a fair bit to this thread though, if I'm honest.

I reckon there is maybe one drive-by fangurl from somewhere else posting exclusively here, even two, but the majority of posters in this thread seem to be both Dlrs and wrassle fans. Hard as that is to believe.

Why do you ask, anyways?

by Anonymousreply 47207/01/2017

DL doesn't seem to be a natural demo for wrestling which is why I asked. I imagine this thread has a lot of people who stumble upon it via search engine so I was just curious how many here contribute to other threads as well.

by Anonymousreply 47307/01/2017

Ok, cool. At first I was surprised at the number of contributors we got in a DL wrestling thread as well, but if you think about it the genre is made for gay men fundamentally. It's all the phobia and hateful politics of certain fans & promoters encrusted on top of the action that turns off a gay demo, or so I believe.

Most online 'serious' fans (or 'smarks' and neckbeards) stay in their enclaves on Reddit and private forums as far as I can tell, they wouldn't come here and bother us. The shippers pretty much all hang out on Tumblr and the rats haunt Twitter DMs (ask Seth Rollins all about that, he's the expert apparently).

by Anonymousreply 47407/01/2017

Breezy loves crossdressing, and looks great doing it. Even if it confuses the hell out of Fandango.

Tye Dillinger also approves. Breeze is a 10, 10, 10!

by Anonymousreply 47507/07/2017

Some Fandang-ass for the people...

by Anonymousreply 47607/07/2017

Thanks! He is one of the best kept DL secrets, seems to be.

He's outrageously sexy.

by Anonymousreply 47707/07/2017

Austin Aries just got released by WWE. No word on why now, or why he never even got in the ring.

He was great as Austin Starr in TNA, wish he'd got a push.

by Anonymousreply 47807/08/2017

Idk what's worse - getting let go without setting foot on the canvas, or getting depushed a la Ziggler.

TBH most do better away from WWE and the McMahon 'tear-down' approach to talent.

by Anonymousreply 47907/08/2017

Current PGP Franchise champion Matt 'Money' Cage came out on social media as gay in 2015.

He's purely indies right now, but he's only just hit 28 so there's time for him to make it in a big promotion. If he's wrestling in your area be sure to support him (or if you're out of Illinois, his hometown is Carlinville).

by Anonymousreply 48007/08/2017

^^^^

by Anonymousreply 48107/09/2017

Most 'wrestler names' are exaggeration, but it doesn't feel hyperbolic calling Tyler Breeze 'the King of Cuteville' or 'Prince Pretty'. He really is pretty as a prince, and cute as a button. He even has a real beauty mark.

by Anonymousreply 48207/11/2017

Ty would have benefitted from a spell in Cirque de Soleil. It's local to his birthplace, and he has the flexibility.

Or maybe he could have hit big in Asia, a fed like NJPW. The Japanese go crazy for beautiful, acrobatic athletes like him even if gaijin (a pretty face gets you far over there). He sure got along well with Hideo Itami in NXT.

by Anonymousreply 48307/11/2017

Oh, Breeze wears Nike wrestling boots. Would you look at that.

Wrestlers don't get obvious endorsements like other athletes, exactly, but I'm guessing deals are worked out if a certain performer can, uh, draw attention to the brands they wear. Wonder how Vince & Steph feel about it.

by Anonymousreply 48407/11/2017

Breezango have cosplayed as almost all of the Village People. There's only the biker and the soldier to go.

I love that the roster for the most part seem earnestly curious about the crossdressing antics and stereotypically gay attires rather than sneering. And that Breezango don't give a fuck either way and have fun with it.

by Anonymousreply 48507/12/2017

What happens to wrestlers after they're let go from WWE? It seems like that's where you'd want to be.

by Anonymousreply 48607/12/2017

If a wrestler doesn't go Over and gets 'future endeavoured' in the big W, they usually either: quit or retire (if they made bank or hit +50); switch career (e.g. Taker's gym, DDP's fitness business, Jericho's rock-show or Ted Dibiase Jnr.'s outreach); or if still young and healthy, bounce to the indies until they find another ring to call home (like Cody Rhodes @ROH, or The Hardy Boyz @TNA until they got hired back by WWE). There are even a few nutballs who try out a different combat sport (CM Punk...) but that's not the route most take.

If a wrestler makes any kind of an impression on an audience even once in WWE, invariably they can find some sort of appearance/performance work after release (for example, this is how Lita paid her bills for a while until she started to draw money from her radio show). Even if a performer can't wrestle anymore they can always do panels & signings at conventions, or segue into other roles like Creative booking or commentary.

Wrestling as a business really is all about contacts. As long as you stay in good with any lockerrooms you enter and any bookers you work for (and stay out of jail or the courtroom), it's gravy. Someone will hook up with a job. On the flipside there is rarely any coming back from a major blacklisting in the business, and it can be something very innocuous that gets you heat. It's one of those employment circles where shady, abusive or criminal activity won't get you fired, but stiffing or personally offending someone higher up the ladder will.

by Anonymousreply 48707/13/2017

R396/R439 kids online are calling Kenny Omega a 'bisexual Icon' now as he keeps alluding to his openness to dating men as well as women, in interviews or when asked. It's not on a Matt Cage level, but it's something.

by Anonymousreply 48807/14/2017

By in large wrestling fans are the homophobic, Trumper types, so if a wrestler were to come out the fans would turn on them and the McMahon's would not only dump their asses but probably do all they could to ruin said wrestler's career if the stories I've heard about the McMahon clan are true.

by Anonymousreply 48907/14/2017

Maybe that's true of older (think over 40) American/Western wrestling fans R489; however, if you look beyond to Europe or Asia, there's a lot more tolerance and a lot less phobia. Younger fans who started watching as kids in or after the 90s are much more welcoming and even encouraging of gay content, as long as it's good-spirited.

Unless the McMahon family make more of an effort from right now to change with the times and develop a respectful attitude towards other sexualities and nationalities they will become a dinosaur. They can barely fill a barn for house-shows as it is, so time is of the essence here. It isn't 1989 or even 1999 anymore...

by Anonymousreply 49007/14/2017

Omega also has a close and very emotional relationship with his former NJPW tag-team partner Kota Ibushi.

By way of a team name to compete under, they officially chose 'The Golden Lovers' (Gōruden Ravāzu). Kenny calls Ibushi 'Ibutan' (a cute abbreviation typically used for a girlfriend) and they are physically very affectionate. They flirt on Twitter, go on dinner dates and like to kiss sometimes. It's probably fanservice, but who really knows?

by Anonymousreply 49107/14/2017

Cover your eyes R447 - Fandango just guested on 'Superstar Ink' with Corey Graves to show off his artwork. The reason the Fandango character wears long pants at all times is mostly due to the extensive tattooing.

Johnny/Curtis is very different in real life to Fandango, much more friendly and easygoing with a mellower voice. According to his appearance here he's part Cherokee, hence the headdress piece on his left forearm. He's into metal and hard-rock music in a big way (no Latin dance, sorry) and has the Deftones/RATM/GN'R tattoos to prove it. His Johnny Cash leg-piece is absolutely bitching and I don't even like visible ink that much.

He also has an American flag tribute tattoo to his childhood best friend, who is a lifer in the Marines. Aww.

by Anonymousreply 49207/14/2017

He is such a gorgeous hunk, and sweet.

by Anonymousreply 49307/14/2017

This week it's the inaugural parade of the Mae Young Classic, a WWE tournament (running Aug 28 - Sep 12) for over 30 elite female wrestlers from all over the world and every major promotion. This is breaking ground for women in the business and a fresh direction for a company with a misogynist past. Wonder if any are lesbian?

Some major names participating include Mia Yim (ROK), Marti Belle (DOM), Jazzy Gabert (DEU), Ayesha Raymond & Kay Lee Ray (UK), Toni Storm (AUS), Kairi Sane (JPN), Dakota Kai (NZ), Mercedes Martinez & Candice LeRae (USA). And, Lita was leading commentator for the introductory broadcast with JR as her co-host.

by Anonymousreply 49407/15/2017

Breeze & Fandango just became Scully & Mulder. Tyler found a red wig and everything.

Pack it up, Boys, we're done. This is peak.

by Anonymousreply 49507/19/2017

Lmao ^^ . If I were Tyler Breeze's wife I'd be dressing him up in feminine outfits constantly. Such fun!

by Anonymousreply 49607/20/2017

[quote] WWE needs to stick to making a good wrestling event each week, but if they insist on all these gimmicky extra shows then I'd like to see a reality show based on a down-to-earth wrestler trying to raise his family with the craziness of the biz all around him. That could be worth watching. Maybe they should pay someone to follow Roman Reigns around with a camera for a few months.

That would go over better with one of the Usos (especially Jimmy, married to Naomi) as they are both starting new families with women also on the roster. Roman's homelife is private and rocky.

Total Divas had one good season (2, in 2014), because they upped the drama and camp factors and started including more roster members outside the 2nd/3rd gen wrestlers. I can't look at Summer Rae anymore without remembering the time she drove to Nattie Hart's house unannounced and in response Nattie called her a stripper and manhandled her off the property (btw, why are we expected to believe Nattie is anything but a big ol' lez? it's obvious from space), or the time she started hitting on a Walmart cashier because she didn't want to be single at 30. Adorable.

The vocal fry you hear on some of the mid-card/older U.S. women in it is stomach-turning, though. Eva Marie and the Bellas are particularly egregious for this. It makes me wish Maryse would do her fake French accenting all the time so we don't ever have to hear her speak with her normal voice again. If they do another TD season it should feature more international wrestlers.

by Anonymousreply 49707/28/2017

Johnny/Fandango is as funny as he is hot -- his kayfabe douchebag voice cracks me up. I could see him going into acting.

by Anonymousreply 49807/28/2017

Fandango would be awesome cast in spoof movies a la Mike Myers' Austin Powers. Or a throwback 70s movie.

Knowing the knuckleheads at WWE though, they'll put him in The Marine franchise like they did with Miz.

by Anonymousreply 49907/31/2017

I don't know or even care altogether much if he is or he isn't a closet-case, but my body is ready for Chris Sabin whenever.

by Anonymousreply 50007/31/2017

What has Carlito been up to lately? Besides his guest starring on Netflix's GLOW.

by Anonymousreply 50107/31/2017

Jericho's back! He sauntered back into SD! last week, hair outgrown and leather-clad, to flirt with AJ Styles and put the fear into Kevin Owens. His pyro is gone as is the new company policy now, but his titantron and entrance style/music are totally different too. It's a bad change imo, but the live crowds don't seem to care or notice and thankfully Jericho has enough charisma to have that not matter.

This is an interesting way to work Jericho into a short-run contendership and another feud with Styles. AJ & Chris have excellent chemistry. I also like how hands-on Shane comes across as a GM, making matches and wading into disputes in the same relaxed way Teddy Long used to.

by Anonymousreply 50208/02/2017

Huh, thought Jericho was on ring-hiatus and meant to tour with his band this season, R502.

Guess Stephanie's still hitting that.

by Anonymousreply 50308/03/2017

IMO most of the hotties are on the indi circuits - particular favorites are French wrestler Tristan Archer, Donovan Dijak, Royce Isaacs, Chris Tyler, Tony Nese, Arya Daivari, Big Sepp and Trent Baretta. Derick Bateman was hot before he got too built and Wade Barrett is totally fuckable. Lots of them are hot, especially the well built but not overly so younger guys.

by Anonymousreply 50408/03/2017

Good observation, R504. I think Dijak is beyond smoking. I saw him up close in his attire. Fuuuuuck. I'll check out your other names.

Dalton Castle too.

by Anonymousreply 50508/03/2017

Thanks R505. I'll check out Dalton while you are looking at my lads. Dijak is not one of the pretty ones, but he is very very sexy. I think Tony Nese and Royce Isaacs could be gay. Nese has certainly done matches for gay oriented wrestling companies. Make sure you check out Tristan Archer - great body, impressive package, pretty good looking. Yes I admit, it is my 'fetish'.

by Anonymousreply 50608/03/2017

The way Dalton Castle handles Jay Briscoe is so funny and smart. Asking him to kiss his hand, etc. Genius.

Their chemistry is great, I could watch them promo together all day.

by Anonymousreply 50708/04/2017

I haven't taken the time to check yet, R506, but I will.

I totally get the fetish.

It continues to amaze me that the DL folks don't have a billion threads on various forms of pro wrestling. It has ALL or MANY of the components that would arouse them to the moon. I certainly get the circus aspect that would be a huge turnoff, but if one can get beyond that, there are hunks in underwear and boots and sometimes cute, displaying themselves for OUR pleasure! Still, wrestling threads seem to get little traction.

by Anonymousreply 50808/04/2017

[quote] I certainly get the circus aspect that would be a huge turnoff, but if one can get beyond that....

Gay men dislike the Circus? Why?

by Anonymousreply 50908/05/2017

AJ Styles is one of the biggest breeders among the top stars (four kids, and counting), but he still makes getting tattooed look so homoerotic.

Corey Graves would clearly like to try and lick the ink off AJ's side.

by Anonymousreply 51008/07/2017

Fandango & Tyler Breeze are on Talk Is Jericho on Friday. Hope they don't go in kayfabe, I want to hear more about their real experiences.

by Anonymousreply 51108/08/2017

Jericho is a softball host, we won't get much juice or tea from Breezango with his questions.

SCSA on the other hand dngaf. He'd outright ask Fandango if he likes having Breeze as a road-wife.

by Anonymousreply 51208/08/2017

R507... That is awesome! Love it.

by Anonymousreply 51308/08/2017

Fandango just mentioned 'anal probes' on Smackdown! Live.

R.I.P. WWE PG Era, 2008-17.

by Anonymousreply 51408/09/2017

[quote] SHANE (to Kevin Owens, about the Montreal Screwjob): You're confusing me with *other* family members, I don't operate like that.

Shane McMahon is the lawful, just & integral Crown Bear-Prince of Wrestling, all hail Shane.

by Anonymousreply 51508/09/2017

So PG Era, R515, means you cannot curse but you can kick the shit outta your Boss.

by Anonymousreply 51608/09/2017

In PG Era you can also push Creationism on impressionable young fans...or at least try.

by Anonymousreply 51708/11/2017

Always knew Styles had an amazing body, as evidenced upthread, but I also knew of his boneheaded viewpoints.

SO....makes me want to pass.

by Anonymousreply 51808/11/2017

Aren't WWE guys pretty much required to vote Republican?

by Anonymousreply 51908/11/2017

I hope Dango doesn't skew Right. He's so hot we can't allow the Repugs to have him.

by Anonymousreply 52008/11/2017

There was a rumor that Vince "encouraged" his wrestlers to vote Republican...including supporting his evil bitch of a wife.

by Anonymousreply 52108/11/2017

I miss the good ol' days of Edge tonguing Lita in the ring while wearing nothing but some tiny black underwear, Triple H and Shawn Michaels coming out to the ring in nothing but thongs showing off their beefy asses, Shawn taunting the audience by miming the act of fellatio, Vince pulling his pants down and rubbing some wrestler's face in his bare ass cheeks, and any number of wrestlers having their tights pulled down revealing their bare asses. It's all so sanitized nowadays.

by Anonymousreply 52208/11/2017

WWE and wrestling in general has become far more family-friendly. Attitude! Era made wrestling sexy and cool....if you weren't a serious female wrestler, a gay wrestler, a feminine wrestler, or a wrestler under 5"9 or below 200lbs...

by Anonymousreply 52308/12/2017

R522 unpopular opinion but I preferred Orton over Lita as Edge's main partner as I felt Edge held Lita back. She wasn't wrestling often enough in important slots on the card or even used as a credible threat when working as his valet, and to see a woman who we knew was talented reduced to a sexdoll was a total letdown. Lita needed a heelturn after the whole Matt-debacle but she sure as shit didn't need Edge or any other male. Her Arc then was sexist crap, tbh.

Randy & Edge teamed when Randy was chunky and still a little insecure on-mic, so it helped to have Edge bring him up, so to speak. Randy also had a LOW-INT and more emotional character back then, which made him a good foil for the razor-sharp snake-charmer Edge (Fat!Randy was watching more appealing than his current jerkass heel persona, too). They had crazy chemistry, better than Edge/Lita anyday (and while Lita dated Edge IRL for a bit, I always figured her for a late-in-life lesbian/women-leaning-bi). I loved how 'Rated RKO' did a lot of flirtatious promo in the vein of DX.

by Anonymousreply 52408/12/2017

R524, I agree. I wasn't saying that I preferred the Edge/Lita duo, just that moments like that when E/L we're getting hot and heavy in the ring are what I miss about wrestling. I would have fantasies about Evolution and would imagine Triple H and Batista having their way with young Randy backstage. And yeah, I prefer this version of Randy too...

by Anonymousreply 52508/12/2017

R525 it's cool, we are on the same page my Dude.

Think Edge/Lite/Orton ever partied together? They would make a hot 3some. Orton was definitely flirtatious toward Edge (and there are rumors that he's very bi) and iirc he was always staring at Lita's tits during joint matches too. Orton and Lita are friends irl which surprises me, they Tweet each other often.

by Anonymousreply 52608/14/2017

[quote]Fandango just mentioned 'anal probes' on Smackdown! Live.

Fandango is such a goofball. Love him!

by Anonymousreply 52708/14/2017

R526, it wouldn't surprise me if they dabbled. I do get a freak vibe from Orton too. There are pics of him having his nipples tweaked by various women, and he's taken some nude candids in hotel rooms before (with the naughty bits casually covered). Lita got some huge breasts implants during the time she was teamed up with Edge, so I'm sure Randy did ogle them from time to time.

by Anonymousreply 52808/14/2017

R527 if you think Fandango's a nut now, check out his run in NXT as 'Johnny Curtis' from 5 years ago.

They had him doing the most bizarre, hacky shit. His character was written as a 'pervert', too.

by Anonymousreply 52908/15/2017

On 'Talk Is Jericho' recently Dango revealed that his gimmick was initially a stripper and not a dancer, and that WWE briefly sent him to stripper school.

by Anonymousreply 53008/15/2017

I was always amazed by how Chris Jericho managed to not develop that hardened look that so many of the guys develop over the years. He even has perfect teeth.

by Anonymousreply 53108/15/2017

Remember Mark Jindrak? I used to want him BADLY.

by Anonymousreply 53208/15/2017

R527 Dango's probe joke just got audaciously extended on the most recent 'Fashion Files' vignette.

[quote] "They probed me. It was weird, it was deep...it was--uncomfortable. (Beat) Mental-probing. I probably should have said that."

Tyler 'Diane/Scully/Tenee' Breeze looks cuter in drag than any muscular jock has the right to. Impressive.

by Anonymousreply 53308/16/2017

Dango is a hoot!

But keep him out of clothes and out of WWE. He deserves mainstream adulation.

by Anonymousreply 53408/16/2017

Cody Rhodes just spoke to commentator Sam Roberts about homophobic wrestling fans, how in 2017 there's no place for hate or discrimination against gay wrestlers or characters anymore.

I thought he was a staunch Christian & Republican, so it's surprising to hear him say that.

by Anonymousreply 53508/17/2017

Cody Rhodes...

Would suck/rim him for days.

by Anonymousreply 53608/17/2017

Very nice comments, R535.

We need more like him. Joey Ryan has, I know. Others?

by Anonymousreply 53708/17/2017

Jimmy Jacobs (real name Chris Scobille), former Indy star of ROH/CHIKARA and now Writer for WWE, talked several times about stopping phobic chants and jeers, to live and agitated crowds no less. A bold thing to do, in context.

Weird that he's a former teammate and close friend of Rollins who has been busted saying phobic things to fans before.

by Anonymousreply 53808/17/2017

Yes, I think I recall that about Jacobs.

I don't watch WWE, nor any promotion. I just catch snippets here and there of whomever.

by Anonymousreply 53908/17/2017

Fandango has not let up flirting with Breeze during promo and hopefully he never will.

by Anonymousreply 54008/22/2017

How in the world is Tyler Breeze staying faithful to his wife?

Teaming with Dango must be like attending a banquet every day and not being allowed to feast.

by Anonymousreply 54108/22/2017

Anyone ever fuck Darren Young or heard stories ? 😍

by Anonymousreply 54208/22/2017

Hot wet burning Zango LUV

by Anonymousreply 54308/22/2017

R434 legend tells that Marty Scurll lost a 'gay-off' to Adam Cole, so perhaps he got there first.

by Anonymousreply 54408/28/2017

Tannin' is hard y'all

by Anonymousreply 54508/28/2017

r545 I was hoping Tannin was a surname. that was 270 seconds of my life I'll never get back!

by Anonymousreply 54608/28/2017

R454 I remember seeing that when it aired (has it really been a year already?) and having trouble figuring out whether it was more homophobic or just silly & entertaining. I'm still not sure about it.

I think it's juvenile and likely a little insulting (remember Bossman Vince rubberstamps everything on the main shows), but as Breezango are written as vain & airheaded fashion industry types (as well as vaguely stereotypically-gay) it does make sense. As much as I'd prefer these kind of wrestling skits to go away forever, I don't want guys like Fandango to starve. Thankfully, content like this is slowly diminishing as the top brass age and leave Creative roles to the younger Bloods who came up in the indies post-2000.

I love Breezango and did from the start, so I wasn't ever looking to downcry anything they were given to perform, distasteful as it may have been. The 'Fashion Police' gimmick that followed this was better, and as that has now ended I'm looking forward to whatever comes next for Breezango...hopefully belts!

by Anonymousreply 54708/29/2017

Breezango, are jawdroppingly sexy, as I've stated. Each new vid makes me double down.

Regarding the Adam Cole video above--what's the story with that? I think I'm more offended than not. I mean, if it's a joke, it's lost on the crowd, seems like. Is it veiled open season on gays?

I won't ponder too long as it's pro wrestling, and, most important, I get to check out the hot guys for MY fantasies, and in my fantasies, they're all gay.

by Anonymousreply 54808/29/2017

So true, R548. Breeze & Fandango are talented and good to fans as they are attractive, and they are innocent until proven guilty on the homophobia score. Look to the top stars like Orton & Cena and how they behave to take the pulse of the whole company.

Indy wrestlers may be cooler, more individual & innovative in their craft than the jobbers on RAW, but let's not excuse their often virulent homophobia (i.e. the vid in R544) any more than we do that of the McMahon Family Circus. Hatred & ridicule of gay men and fetishisation & degrading of lesbians is an endemic issue, and it's here to stay as long as masc/heterodominant culture is (notice that the root of this phobia is fundamentally a subjugation of anything non-traditionally masculine, or feminine).

by Anonymousreply 54908/29/2017

I'd have to look at that video again, but it seems as though the crowd cheers the loudest when the perceived gays get their comeuppance.

If I'm right, then that's not progress at all.

by Anonymousreply 55008/29/2017

Fashion Files is still live & kicking, they've just gone back to basics.

Breezango's bond is now even stronger with the addition of friendship bracelets. They'll have to stay strong as a Unit to figure out who has been attacking them. The clue this week is 'Two B'....anyone got ideas who that could point to? Is it a Shakespeare reference implicating Aiden English? The Bella Twins? "To BE the Man, you have to BEat The Man?" Flair?

by Anonymousreply 55108/30/2017

^ That opening is hilarious. Love it, love them! ❤️

by Anonymousreply 55208/30/2017

No Breezango this week, fellas. When will we see Tyler and Dango actually, yanno, wrestle...?

by Anonymousreply 55309/06/2017

Breeze obviously has Fandango well-trained. Dango can brush and braid Tyler's hair and everything, like they're Viking warriors or something.

by Anonymousreply 55409/07/2017

[quote]Anyone ever fuck Darren Young or heard stories?

If he hooks up, he must be really discreet—his social media is nothing but wholesome, boring inspirational crap. Incidentally, I think he must be single now, because he hasn't posted anything related to his boyfriend in ages.

by Anonymousreply 55509/08/2017

Wrestling is a little too wholesome, now. It's lost its edge. For WWE that even makes sense, as they need that family Dolla and Linda wants to keep running for the GOP, but every other Indy is PG these days too.

They don't even have deathmatches in IWA-MS, anymore.

by Anonymousreply 55609/09/2017

Kairi Sane just won the Mae Young Classic, if anyone cares.

Is her name a reference to David Bowie, or am I just totally reaching?

by Anonymousreply 55709/17/2017
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