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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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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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Ken Ramey was a great referee, manager and booker
By STEVE JOHNSON - SLAM! Wrestling
By now, it's been done to death in pro wrestling, but you can look it up. Ken Ramey was the first turncoat referee. It happened in Florida, in the territorial days of the mid-1960s, when the masked Medics tag team of Billy Garrett and Jim Starr went scouting for a third member. They liked Ramey's work as one of the top referees in the National Wrestling Alliance and suggested he talk to Florida promoter Eddie Graham about ditching his striped shirt.
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Natalya talks 'snotty' TJ, NXT Divas and title ban
By PATRIC LAPRADE - SLAM! Wrestling
According to many reports, a new rule in the WWE states that the Divas who appear on E!'s Total Divas reality show can't win the Divas title. While not exactly confirming it, Calgary's Natalya doesn't see it as a big deal. At least, not any more.
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NXT: Badda-Bing! Realist chick in the ring Carmella makes her debut
By MATTHEW ASHER - SLAM! Wrestling
Rather than being shown any video packages, this episode of NXT starts right off with a match with Baron Corbin taking on some local jobber. Per usual, NXT comes to us from Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. Tonight’s commentators are Alex Riley, Rich Brennan and Renee Young.
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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


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