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Alexia Nicole shines as a SUNShine Girl
By GREG OLIVER - Producer, SLAM! Wrestling
Alexia Nicole's Twitter description needs an update. Currently it reads "the sugar eating, puppy loving, Pokemon trading, curb stomping twerk princess" -- but now she has to add SUNShine Girl.
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Ox Baker: 45 years of memories
By DAVE BURZYNSKI - For SLAM! Wrestling
When one of the heroes of our wrestling youth passes away, time seems to stand still for a few brief moments as we reflect upon the memories they instilled in us over the years. They say, time waits for no one, but as I try to recall all my wonderful episodes involving Ox Baker, father time is going to have to take a break for a few minutes, or take a fatal heart punch, as I relive these memories of the past 45 years.
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Raw: A Hell in a Cell preview and a history lesson from someone who knows it
By NICK TYLWALK - SLAM! Wrestling
Well this is fortuitous timing. On the eve of the Royals' first World Series appearance in almost 30 years, Raw is in Kansas City. That should produce a wild crowd for the final Raw before Hell in a Cell. Let's check it out, live on USA.
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Total Divas: Changes of houses; fights with spouses; a dad with disease; and some HLA, please
By BOB KAPUR - SLAM! Wrestling
Another double-shot of episodes this week, and things are gearing up for next week's third season finale. Nattie and TJ's relationship continues its downward spiral, while on the opposite end of the spectrum, Eva and Jonathan couldn't be more happy planning their upcoming wedding. Ariane and Vinnie go mansion shopping, but their expensive tastes would have Daniel Bryan screaming "No! No! No!" Which isn't something Rosa's hearing lately... from women, that is. Check out the full recap for all the details.
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Everyone's got an Ox Baker story
By GREG OLIVER - Producer, SLAM! Wrestling
Ox Baker. Man, what a character. Whether you met him at a fan fest in recent years, or knew him from back in the day, there is little doubt that you ever forgot your encounter with him. Here's a small selection of Ox Baker stories from my files.
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Wrestling legend Ox Baker passes away
By SLAM! Wrestling
Wrestling legend Ox Baker has passed away due to complications stemming from a heart attack, according to multiple reports. The 6-foot-5, 340-pounder was 80 years old. Through the years, he was pretty comfortable with his legacy: "I was only a fair wrestler, but I was a great talker!"
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Border City Wrestling's 'Excellence' christens new arena
By MATTHEW McFARLIN (Age 9) - For SLAM! Wrestling
WINDSOR, Ont. -- Border City Wrestling showed its "excellence" on Saturday night with a big show at St. Clair College's Sportsplex. The card featured the likes of Bret "Hitman" Hart, Jon Bolen, Kongo Kong, Chris Sabin and Scott Steiner. For the report, we turned to nine-year-old Matthew McFarlin (son of photographer Brad McFarlin) for his take.
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Showing fire, Nicole Matthews wins SHIMMER title
By DAN MURPHY - SLAM! Wrestling
BERWYN, Ill. -- With the smell of butane still thick in the air, Nicole Matthews walked out of the Berwyn Eagles Club Saturday as the new SHIMMER champion, courtesy of a fireball to the face of Madison Eagles.
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Orton surprising hero at Montreal house show
By BERTRAND HEBERT - SLAM! Wrestling
MONTREAL - I remember going to a WWF house show at the Montreal Forum, and I wanted to get a t-shirts and see the stars but I also wanted Ricky Steamboat to take revenge on Randy Savage. Not much has really changed today at the WWE house show at the Bell Centre last night. I was with my kids and they wanted a t-shirt and they wanted to see the stars like most of the fans in attendance. The main difference to me was that Randy Orton got the biggest reaction even if everyone should have been cheering for Dean Ambrose to get revenge.
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Smackdown!: Ambrose avoids sneak attack; takes out Kane
By DALE PLUMMER -- SLAM! Wrestling
Hell in the Cell is a week away and it looks like there will not be a WWE World Heavyweight Title match, since Brock Lesnar has been MIA. You know what else is missing...power...to my DVR. Which means no Smackdown! recording, so here are the results straight for the horses mouth.
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Which of the two Hell in a Cell Matches on the upcoming pay-per-view are you most interested in?
  John Cena vs Randy Orton
  Dean Ambrose vs Seth Rollins


Results

Ox Baker: 45 years of memories

Reflections on the Cowboy

A 'lovely' trip with 'Rotten' Reggie and 'King Kong' Mosca


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