Ho Ho Lun in action in his home city. Photo: Hong Kong Wrestling Federation

Ho Ho Lun on AEW debut, and fans remembering him – ‘it’s such a surprise’

Hong Kong’s former WWE star discusses AEW Dark match against Sammy Guevara and his love for Game Changer Wrestling, admitting ‘I thought it’s time to look for something different’.

5 Jan 2022 - 9:54AM

Ex-UFC champ Lesnar wins WWE’s Fatal 5-Way showdown

The former UFC heavyweight champion was a last-minute addition to the event, after his previous opponent Roman Reigns tested positive for Covid-19 concerns.

The former UFC heavyweight champion was a last-minute addition to the event, after his previous opponent Roman Reigns tested positive for Covid-19 concerns.

2 Jan 2022 - 2:52PM

Hachimura, Susaki picked as Japan’s Olympic flagbearers

Japanese-Beninese NBA star Rui Hachimura and two-time world wrestling champion Yui Susaki share responsibility at Games’ opening ceremony, with spectators still in doubt.

Japanese-Beninese NBA star Rui Hachimura and two-time world wrestling champion Yui Susaki share responsibility at Games’ opening ceremony, with spectators still in doubt.

6 Jul 2021 - 5:51PM

AEW: Shida ‘proud of my race’ after commentator fired for mocking accent

Japanese former All Elite Wrestling women’s champ Hikaru Shida says ‘I don’t even feel anger so don’t worry’ after Spanish language announcer Willie Urbina’s impersonation.

Japanese former All Elite Wrestling women’s champ Hikaru Shida says ‘I don’t even feel anger so don’t worry’ after Spanish language announcer Willie Urbina’s impersonation.

1 Jun 2021 - 2:19PM

WWE’s Cena apologises to China after Taiwan country reference

John Cena backtracks comments made on Taiwanese TV that it would be ‘the first country to watch the film’, says he made ‘a mistake’ after doing ‘a lot of interviews’.

John Cena backtracks comments made on Taiwanese TV that it would be ‘the first country to watch the film’, says he made ‘a mistake’ after doing ‘a lot of interviews’.

26 May 2021 - 10:40AM

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Hibikiryu, a lower-tier wrestler whose real name was Mitsuki Amano, died on Wednesday. Photo: Twitter

Japanese sumo wrestler Hibikiryu dies after head injury during bout

His death from acute respiratory failure has prompted calls for reform and more stringent safety measures.

30 Apr 2021 - 3:37PM

Vitor Belfort wants Chris Jericho cross-promotional clash in AEW

Vitor Belfort wants ‘legendary fights’ that will ‘shake the market’ – starting with All Elite Wrestling icon Chris Jericho after ONE Championship signs new deal with TNT.

Vitor Belfort wants ‘legendary fights’ that will ‘shake the market’ – starting with All Elite Wrestling icon Chris Jericho after ONE Championship signs new deal with TNT.

2 Feb 2021 - 3:43PM

Forget Mulan: meet Khutulun, unbeaten Mongolian wrestling princess

Fierce warrior Khutulun lives on in Netflix series, Marco Polo’s writings and the Puccini opera Turandot, plus Mongolia’s Nadaam games.

Fierce warrior Khutulun lives on in Netflix series, Marco Polo’s writings and the Puccini opera Turandot, plus Mongolia’s Nadaam games.

10 Sep 2020 - 2:33PM

How a Moscow boy convinced the American Kickboxing Academy to sign Khabib

MMA manager Gennady Kolesnikov recounts befriending Daniel Cormier and other US Olympic teammates and convincing ‘King Mo’ to bring Khabib Nurmagomedov in.

MMA manager Gennady Kolesnikov recounts befriending Daniel Cormier and other US Olympic teammates and convincing ‘King Mo’ to bring Khabib Nurmagomedov in.

5 Jun 2020 - 11:28PM

Wrestler Rocky Johnson, Dwayne Johnson’s father, dead at 75

Johnson, along with Tony Atlas, became the first black world tag team champions in WWE history.

Johnson, along with Tony Atlas, became the first black world tag team champions in WWE history.

16 Jan 2020 - 3:34PM

Three Count | Is WWE now relying on the UFC to remain relevant?

WWE’s stars were once household names but the pro wrestling empire is resorting to snagging retired UFC fighters to covet elusive millennial generation.

WWE’s stars were once household names but the pro wrestling empire is resorting to snagging retired UFC fighters to covet elusive millennial generation.

30 Nov 2019 - 7:58PM

Mark Hunt says ‘cheating company’ UFC ‘rips fighters off’

Ex-UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt lashes out at Dana White as court rules against lawsuit claiming conspiracy and fraud over fight against WWE star Brock Lesnar.

Ex-UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt lashes out at Dana White as court rules against lawsuit claiming conspiracy and fraud over fight against WWE star Brock Lesnar.

26 Nov 2019 - 12:09PM

‘Iranian Hulk’ to make bare-knuckle boxing debut in early 2020

Sajad Gharibi, an Iranian wrestler-turned-bodybuilder, is set to fight on Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship’s ‘USA vs Iran’ card

Sajad Gharibi, an Iranian wrestler-turned-bodybuilder, is set to fight on Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship’s ‘USA vs Iran’ card

18 Nov 2019 - 5:38PM

Jon Moxley says WWE ‘made me walk away from all this money’

Former WWE champion says he was bitter, not excited, about his exit before joining AEW – ‘does everything have to make me look like an idiot?’

Former WWE champion says he was bitter, not excited, about his exit before joining AEW – ‘does everything have to make me look like an idiot?’

16 Nov 2019 - 4:35PM

CM Punk returns to WWE as analyst on ‘Backstage’ show

Former WWE champion vows to ‘change the culture’ in shock appearance on Fox’s ‘WWE Backstage’ programme, where he will feature ‘periodically’ beginning next Tuesday.

Former WWE champion vows to ‘change the culture’ in shock appearance on Fox’s ‘WWE Backstage’ programme, where he will feature ‘periodically’ beginning next Tuesday.

13 Nov 2019 - 1:55PM

WWE: The Rock praises Cody promo on AEW

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson gives Cody Rhodes some kind words on Twitter – ‘Intent, passion, execution … You dropped that’.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson gives Cody Rhodes some kind words on Twitter – ‘Intent, passion, execution … You dropped that’.

8 Nov 2019 - 12:53PM

Three Count | WWE: Lesnar v Cain Velasquez match a sign of greater ills

Two former UFC heavyweights ‘square off’ in a WWE match that tells the wider story of a pro wrestling empire free-falling into obscurity.

Two former UFC heavyweights ‘square off’ in a WWE match that tells the wider story of a pro wrestling empire free-falling into obscurity.

4 Nov 2019 - 5:38PM

Chris Jericho’s All Elite Wrestling world title belt stolen

Police investigating report of grand theft at Tallahassee airport on Sunday, after former WWE star won championship belt at AEW’s All Out pay-per-view.

Police investigating report of grand theft at Tallahassee airport on Sunday, after former WWE star won championship belt at AEW’s All Out pay-per-view.

4 Sep 2019 - 2:33PM

Meet Nor Diana, Malaysia’s hijab-wearing teen wrestler taking on hulky men

The 19-year-old, who takes part in Malaysia Pro Wrestling, has spurred the interest of other headscarf-wearing women.

The 19-year-old, who takes part in Malaysia Pro Wrestling, has spurred the interest of other headscarf-wearing women.

18 Jul 2019 - 9:45AM

Becky Lynch ‘would do very well in MMA’, says McGregor coach

John Kavanagh thinks he could have the Raw women’s champion competing at a ‘high level’ in the cage within a year.

John Kavanagh thinks he could have the Raw women’s champion competing at a ‘high level’ in the cage within a year.

18 Jun 2019 - 4:56PM