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Hideo Itami wins his way to Mania
Hideo Itami is going to WrestleMania, and if you are not familiar with his name yet, you just might be after Sunday. The NXT star, formerly known internationally as KENTA, won two matches on Thursday at WWE Fan Axxess to establish his place as an entrant in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
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WrestleMania 31 all set up
By JAN MURPHY - Chinlock.com
SAN JOSE - For a wrestling fan, WrestleMania is the Super Bowl of the sport. There’s no bigger event. In fact, from the time the calendar turns over each year, fans begin to keep an eye toward that date, which is usually in late March or early April.
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Smackdown!: Recapping "The Road to Wrestlemania" live from WWE Axxess
By DALE PLUMMER -- SLAM! Wrestling
It's finally here, Wrestlemania, well it will be here on Sunday, but you get the drift. Unfortunately for Smackdown! that means a lot of recap of the Road to Wrestlemania and not a lot of new content. In fact, ***SPOILER ALERT***, there are only two matches on the show tonight. TWO! And neither one of those match will convince you to order the show if you haven't yet.
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Wrestling death in Mexico a freak tragedy, says Winnipeg's Duggan
By DOUG LUNNEY - Winnipeg Sun
The tragic death of a professional wrestler has stunned fans and performers at a time when they’re normally looking forward to the year’s most celebrated event, WrestleMania 31, in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday.
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Rey Mysterio could face manslaughter charge following Perro Aguayo's death
Tragedy hits AAA as Perro Aguayo Jr. dies

Lucha Underground: Konnan's revenge retains title for Puma
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
Having earned another shot at the Lucha Underground Championship, Cage gets a chance to seize the opportunity in a street fight. Tonight on Lucha Underground, Prince Puma and Cage fight for the new Lucha Underground strap in a Boyle Heights street fight. With Konnan by his side, can Puma stop the machine to keep the gold? Plus, Lucha Underground owner Dario Cueto signs a big, new name to compete in the temple! All that and more on this week's edition of Lucha Underground!
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NXT: Balor can't stop Owens
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
Two of the hottest commodities in NXT finally meet in the main event. Tonight on WWE NXT, Kevin Owens puts his reign of terror on the line as his NXT Championship is up for grabs against the surging Finn Balor. Will Balor be able to ride the wave of momentum to the gold or will Owens continue to blaze his path of destruction? Plus, the NXT Women's Championship is on the line as Sasha Banks defends against Alexa Bliss! All that and more on this week's edition of WWE NXT!
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The legacy of Joe Malcewicz
By STEVEN JOHNSON - SLAM! Wrestling
When WrestleMania tees it up in San Francisco this Sunday, the most evocative nicknames that WWE's creative geniuses can contrive will be on full display -- the Viper, the Cerebral Assassin, the Lunatic Fringe and the Beast Incarnate. It's safe to say there's no room in that collection for Ol' Waffle Ears. But that was an identifying tag for Joe Malcewicz, who helped to put San Francisco on top of the wrestling heap long before WrestleMania.
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Nash can add Hall of Fame to his Mania memories
By CALEB SMITH - SLAM! Wrestling
WrestleMania is special for all of the participants. It leaves a lasting impression and a feeling of accomplishment. To be on a WrestleMania, in any capacity is an honour and for Kevin Nash or Diesel, it is a double accomplishment as he enters the WWE Hall of Fame on WrestleMania weekend.
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Lesnar 'happy' to re-sign with WWE
Back at WrestleMania XX, it was widely believed, though not confirmed, that Brock Lesnar was planning on walking away from WWE. He did, trying football until finding his grove in mixed-martial arts. Today, it was announced that Lesnar is staying with WWE for a couple more years, putting to rest the idea that he is going back to UFC.
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Johnny Gargano: 'This is my moment'
By JOHNNY GARGANO - For SLAM! Wrestling
"Has Gabe Sapolsky contacted you yet?" "No. Why?" "He's looking for young guys for Dragon Gate USA. Tell him I sent you." That was a conversation that Colt Cabana, and I had in Berwyn, IL, back in 2009. I emailed Gabe the next morning, and heard back immediately. He booked me on the first ever DGUSA event.
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