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The Destroyer goes over the edge for charity
By CALEB SMITH - SLAM! Wrestling
NIAGARA FALLS, NY - The Destroyer Dick Beyer has done and seen many things in his 84 years on this planet including winning the world wrestling championship. On Friday, July 25th, the Destroyer donned his trade mark white mask with red ribbing and his white wrestling boots to conquer one more obstacle -- he rappelled 27 stories down the side of the Niagara Falls' Seneca Casino to raise money for the Special Olympics of New York.
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Road trip for a friend: A weekend at the Tragos/Thesz Hall of Fame
By HERB SIMMONS - For SLAM! Wrestling
As I travelled down the highway to Waterloo, Iowa, I had many miles to reflect back on the reason I was making this trip to the National Wrestling Hall OF Fame, Dan Gable Museum -- my dearest friend Mr. Larry Matysik was being honored by the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Hall of Fame.
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Steiners headline Tragos/Thesz induction weekend

ECW final days shoot falls slightly short of Justin Credible
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
The latest in the Timeline: The History of ECW series from Kayfabe Commentaries takes a look at the year 2000 through the eyes of Justin Credible. Credible, born PJ Polaco, was about to hit his peak in the promotion, as 2000 would mark his sole reign with the ECW World Heavyweight Championship.
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SmackDown: Reigns rebounds against Del Rio
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
After failing to capture the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Battleground, Roman Reigns did the next best thing and cost Randy Orton a shot at the belt on Monday night. Tonight on WWE SmackDown, Reigns attempts to get back on track against a game Alberto Del Rio. Plus, Bray Wyatt in action! All that and more on this week's edition of WWE SmackDown!
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NXT: Former BFF’s face off as Charlotte defends title against Summer Rae
By MATTHEW ASHER - SLAM! Wrestling
Jerry Lawler often says that all women secretly hate each other. With the recent events of Summer Rae and her BFF “friend” Charlotte meeting for the NXT women’s title tonight, I think it’s safe to say the hatred between these women will be overtly obvious. Per usual, NXT comes to us from Full Sail University.
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WWE star Daniel Bryan interrupts robbery
By David Schwartz, Reuters
Bryan Danielson, an ex-WWE heavyweight champion who goes by Daniel Bryan in wrestling circles, "was able to subdue" a man trying to break into his house at around 7 p.m.
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Book by Texas ref James Beard impartially entertaining
By GREG OLIVER - Producer, SLAM! Wrestling
The wrestling referee has a different perspective on what happens in the ring than anyone else. When he does his job right, the storyline being told by the wrestlers moves along and is enhanced; when he errs, everything can go off the rails. Fortunately, veteran ref James Beard writes like the great referee he was, and his memoir offers fascinating insight into the business and the many characters in it.
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Impact: Team Dixie grows to take out ECW vets
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
Bully Ray has recruited some old friends to battle the Carters. With his brother Devon and Tommy Dreamer at his side, the numbers have been evened out. Tonight on TNA Impact, a New York Street Fight is going down between Team 3D and Tommy Dreamer and Ethan Carter III, Rockstar Spud, and Rhino. What will TNA President Dixie Carter have in store? Plus, The Great Muta and the TNA Knockouts Championship on the line! All that and more on this week's edition of TNA Impact!
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All-Star bringing out of the Vancouver legends
By GREG OLIVER - Producer, SLAM! Wrestling
There's a lot of wrestling history tied up in the Alice McKay Building on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Cloverdale, B.C. This Friday, July 25th, the past meets the present as All-Star Wrestling presents Wrestlereunion 4, honouring retired stars Mike Stone, Eric Froelich, Dean Ho (Higuchi), and Rick Davis (Todd Tomko).
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WWE Main Event: Swagger looks for revenge against Rusev
By MATTHEW ASHER - SLAM! Wrestling
Now that the Authority has officially unveiled “Plan C”, it’s time to see how the rest of the SummerSlam card will take shape. This week’s Main Event comes to use from Orlando, FL. Our usual recap guy, Nolan Howell was unable to cover this week’s Main Event so this will be a quick and dirty report.
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