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Keith Harris

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NYT: Jesse Ventura gets $1.8 million in defamation trial win

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The New York Times reported yesterday that the jury in the Jesse "The Body" Ventura defamation trial ruled 8-2 in his favor and awarded him $1.8 million in damages. It seems inevitable that the ruling will be contested by the Kyle estate, but it does give Ventura public bragging rights for now. Such a silver tongued public orator, shaped by nearly two decades of cutting top class wrestling promos and doing color commentary, will be tough to beat in the witness box, and thus he'll likely win the final legal war too.

Jesse Ventura defamation trial: Jury deliberating

Will Jesse "The Body" Ventura be vindicated in the court of law and win his lawsuit against the late Chris Kyle for defamation? Kyle claimed that he had assaulted Ventura in 2006 for anti-American...

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Video: Watch the full WWE Mattel presentation from the San Diego Comic Con

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Combine a rowdy crowd with the super over Daniel Bryan, the quick witted Paul Heyman and the legendary Hulk Hogan and the result is a Q&A as awesome as you'd expect with those three. Even Michael Cole does a great job of presiding over affairs. One of the highlights was a fan asking Daniel Bryan whether he gets paid royalties for appearing on the WWE Network like pay-per-view in the past. Bryan's brutally honest and humorous answer: "Yeah, I don't think anyone knows how that works, it's a new system." Then Sting turns up in full Crow garb as a surprise. Enjoy, Cagesiders.

The Rock's Hercules movie open does alright

Although Hercules wasn't quite the smash hit that I'm sure The Rock hoped for, early figures suggest that the film is on course to make a healthy profit and should solidify his status as one of...

Rey Mysterio doesn't want WWE's money!

It's looking increasingly likely that Rey Mysterio won't be returning to WWE, after he's stopped cashing their checks, which may be a prelude to taking legal action against the company to get out...

WWE considering legal action against CM Punk?

There's talk that WWE management are still considering taking legal action against CM Punk for breach of contract and that they were mad at him for mocking the company in his recent interview on...

Spike TV hates Vince Russo, misled by TNA over him

Dave Meltzer is reporting that the reason TNA was so secretive about rehiring Vince Russo as a creative consultant was because Spike TV hates Vince Russo and they didn't want their television...

WWE Battleground match preview: Jericho vs. Wyatt

Has Bray Wyatt bitten off more than he can chew with the man who possesses the heart of a lion, Chris Jericho?

Undertaker doesn't expect to ever wrestle again

The fact that The Undertaker does not expect to ever wrestle again currently makes the odds that he will face Sting at WrestleMania 31 very slim, despite Sting's public lobbying for that very match.

Video: The Rock would 'love to wrestle again'

As ever, The Rock's wrestling brain overrules his heart. He'd love to wrestle another match for WWE again, but only if the opponent is right. That could be Brock Lesnar, but WWE don't seem keen on...

Vince Russo outs himself as a TNA consultant

Today, Vince Russo unwittingly outed himself as a creative consultant for TNA by accidentally CC'ing a dirt sheet writer into a private email between him and TNA announcers Mike Tenay and Taz...

WWE Network subscriptions hurt by loopholes?

The ease with which PayPal customers can stop payments to WWE for the WWE Network, thus circumventing the 6-month commitment, and the limited safeguards in place to prevent multiple people using...

Crazy WWE fan's lawsuit against Natalya

In perhaps the strangest lawsuit ever filed against a wrestler, Natalya was recently accused by a WWE fan of being an evil dominatrix guilty of domestic and sexual abuse. Thankfully, the suit was...

Cageside Quote: Roman Reigns on the break-up of The Shield

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I could have really seen The Shield closing down every single show for the next three years. I think we had that ability and that we were that hot. I think it's an understatement that the vast majority of the fans loved The Shield. But we didn't have too many opponents left to face. Possibly the Wyatts, but you can't really go above Evolution, especially after beating them twice. Between myself, Dean and Seth, we're doing the exact same thing The Shield was doing, but we're doing it on our own now.... I knew that whenever the split would happen, all three of us would be doing something special. I'm proud to say that fortunately for me I'm in the position I'm in, that fortunately for him Seth is in the position he is in and the same with Dean. We all came out looking good and smelling like roses I think from The Shield's break-up.

In an interview with Patric Laprade of SLAM! Wrestling, Roman Reigns understands why The Shield were split up at the peak of their popularity and is happy with the end result, not just for himself, but also his former partners Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose. Your thoughts, Cagesiders?

WWE hires senior TV exec to the Board of Directors

In the latest sign that WWE is pulling out all the stops to turnaround the WWE Network, today they elected Laureen Ong, the former President of the National Geographic Channel and the Travel...

Daniel Bryan's injury led to Jericho's WWE return

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter has reported that Daniel Bryan's unexpected extended absence after minimally invasive neck surgery led to Chris Jericho's surprise WWE return this week.

Chael Sonnen to WWE? Can't see it happening...

With Chael Sonnen fired as an analyst and broadcaster by UFC and Fox Sports this week for failing a random drug test for HGH and EPO, we discuss the many reasons why it is unlikely for him to get...

Chris Hero's clearly not returning to WWE soon

Unflattering pictures of Chris Hero's gut suggests that he's completely given up on WWE ever offering him a second chance and is vindication for those responsible for the decision to fire him.

Report: Tonight's WWE Raw mystery return guest

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The former WWE champion returning tonight on Raw is Chris Jericho. The nature of his role, I have not confirmed. Jericho is also tentatively slated to appear on tomorrow's Smackdown taping in Newark, NJ.

We'll have to wait to see if he's right, but he called Chris Jericho's last mystery man return correctly unlike others. For whatever this is worth, Jericho tweeted a couple of days ago "Yes" when asked whether he was supposed to take Wade Barrett's spot in the Money In The Bank ladder match on Sunday and crowed that "I invented #MoneyInTheBank…literally". UPDATE: The mystery return guest turned out to be The Miz. UPDATE TWO: They swerved us and Jericho did, in fact, return as well. Awesome.

Potential spoiler: WWE.com hints at the identity of tonight's big return of a former WWE champion

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Details on this potential return are scarce, but WWE.com sources say that this ring warrior is a cross-platform entertainer who has found numerous successes outside of the squared circle.

Hmm, sounds like a former reality TV star who has appeared in a few WWE movies would fit the bill.

Ring Of Honor coming to the UK in November

For the first time in over seven years, Ring Of Honor will run three shows in the UK this November. The events, held in conjunction with Preston Championship Wrestling, will take place on Nov. 28th...

Kane is the "gamblers" favorite to win the WWE title tonight

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f4wonline.com has reported that a lot of "gamblers" have been betting big money on Kane today to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in tonight's Money In The Bank main event ladder match. So much so, he's now the -170 favorite to win the belt at online wagering site 5Dimes and is also the favorite at British bookmakers SkyBet and Ladbrokes. Such a sudden swing in odds is usually a sign that people with insider knowledge are trying to make some easy extra cash, but we'll see if that's the case here again later tonight.

MitB match preview: The Usos vs. The Wyatt Family

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The Usos face their toughest challenge as WWE World Tag Team Champions yet as they face The Wyatt Family of Luke Harper and Erick Rowan, who have beaten them in two straight non-title matches.

Bully Ray would jump back to WWE in a heartbeat

Whilst promoting TNA's Impact TV tapings in New York City this week, Bully Ray, when put on the spot, admitted he'd go back to WWE in a heartbeat if Vince McMahon ever snapped his fingers.

WWE Extreme Rules draws 107,000 buys on PPV

Traditional pay-per-view is now unsurprisingly pretty much dead for WWE in the United States, after only 30,000 homes bought Extreme Rules in their home market, and likely will be worldwide by the...

Scott Hall struggling on the indy wrestling scene

The latest appearances by Scott Hall on the independent wrestling circuit have led to complaints about his attitude and reports of him being late and in very rough shape.

The Rock says steroids don't work! Oh really?

Outside of experimenting with steroids as a young college footballer, The Rock denied more recent PED usage to The Hollywood Reporter. He may very well be clean, but it's hard to buy that he...

WWE cutting NXT's budget, firings coming soon

Sadly NXT won't escape WWE's cuts with production savings already being implemented and developmental firings coming soon. At least Wall Street seems to be happy with the news. That's all that...

Stephanie McMahon and Big Show help kick off the 2014 Special Olympic USA Games

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Stephanie McMahon continues to do sterling work in her role as WWE's Chief Brand Officer. Big Show and David Otunga were along for the ride too, as WWE doesn't seem to know what else to do with them nowadays. More information on their appearances can be found on WWE.com, Cagesiders.

Triple H vs. Kevin Dunn: Who's Best for Business?

Is WWE director Kevin Dunn intentionally sabotaging Triple H, the NXT brand and their former wrestlers? Evidence is mounting up.

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