How many championship belts does Nick Saban have hanging in his office at Alabama? Zero.
Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin, on the other hand, can add a strange yet unique achievement to his coaching résumé: World Wrestling Entertainment Honorary Champion.
Former professional wrestler Andre Davis was sentenced Monday to 32 years in prison for having sex with women without telling them he had tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS. Davis, 29, wrestled using stage names including Gangsta of Love and Sweet Sexy Sensation, was convicted in November.
Prosecutors had said Davis violated state law by not telling a dozen sex partners about his HIV status or lying to them. Davis told the judge Monday that he was a “sex addict” and that his addiction grew worse when he lost his dream of becoming a professional wrestler after getting the HIV test results.
“Drugs and alcohol are terrible, but sex is something everybody wants,” he said.
Davis, who said he didn’t disclose his HIV test results because he didn’t want his family to know, said he never intended to hurt anyone.
“I am not a monster,” he said.
The judge, citing medical privacy laws, had prohibited attorneys from bringing up whether any of the women was infected with the virus, which can be transmitted through unprotected sex.
The Cincinnati Enquirer has reported that World Wrestling Entertainment told Davis in July 2009 that it wouldn’t hire him because he failed his physical and tested positive for HIV.
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been spotted in Bosie, Idaho, with Torrie Wilson, the Miss Galaxy champion who also was a star for World Wrestling Entertainment before retiring.
The Idaho Statesman reports Rodriguez was at Axiom Fitness in Boise on Monday with Wilson, who also has was a Playboy centerfold.
Mike Murad, an anchor for Channel 2 in Bosie, also spotted the Yankees star, and posted a photo of him on Twitter. Murad told the Statesman that A-Rod said “He was trying to keep a low profile.”
Rodriguez and Wilson were photographed earlier this month riding bicycles together in Miami, according to the New York Daily News. They also were seen in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, vacationing with actor George Clooney and gal pal Stacey Kiebler, another former woman wrestler.
Wilson was the 1998 Miss Galaxy fitness winner, and appeared on Playboy’s cover in 2004.
Former NBA superstar, rapper, actor, and Deputy Shaquille O’Neill revealed in a radio interview this week that he is in negotiations to make his pro wrestling debut in Miami for Wrestlemania 28. Shaq told the Abe Kanan show that he is negotiating with the WWE to go one on one with The Big Show, following up an angle June 2009 on RAW.
“This would mark The Big Show’s second WrestleMania match against a sports celebrity,” the report notes. “Show wrestled boxing great Floyd Mayweather, Jr. at WrestleMania 24 in a match that was a lot better than most people expected it to be.”
The report also goes on to warn that the WWE is not happy that this news has leaked and may reconsider, since the whole point of Shaq showing up was that it would be a surprise. But either way, the The Rock is already set to wrestle John Cena for the big night.
That’s WWE superstar The Rock aka Dwayne Johnson enjoying Splash Mountain and showing off the guns but whats up with the guy in the back with the gasface.
Not really but some WWE/NBA fan took the time to do some master editing and imposed LeBron James head onto Bret “The Hitman” Hart’s body to wreck havoc on Pat Riley, Charles Barkley, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and Dirk Nowitzki.
Rory McIlroy endured one of the most painful lapses in Masters Tournament history on Sunday, when he shot an 80 in the final round, giving up a four-stroke lead to finish tied for 15th place. McIlroy had a stretch holes not even Greg Norman would want to watch however did end the meltdown moment with a handshake from former WWE executive and professional wrestler Shane McMahon at Augusta National.
McIlroy can always look back at this years Masters appearance and forget he tied Ken Venturi in 1956 as the worst final round by a 54-hole leader instead remembering that he shook hands with one time Hardcore Champion.
Clay Matthews, Bryan Bulaga, Scott Wells, Tom Crabtree, Matt Wilhelm, and Graham Harrell, members of the Green Bay Packers were special guests on WWE Friday Night SmackDown last night as they where special guest to receive championship belts. The episode was taped last night and will be aired later in the week had the hometown Wisconsin fans in a frenzy as each member held up special edition belts after just winning the Super Bowl.
“Aaron Rodgers has been doing the championship belt for a while but we all know the best belts come from the WWE of course so I just had to put on my own little Green Bay touch. It’s my own belt here,” said Brad Borchardt of Iron Mountain, Michigan, as he showed off his belt with a “G” in the center.
World Wrestling Entertainment made history at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, as WrestleMania XXVI grossed $5.8 million, becoming the highest grossing and attended entertainment event ever held at the stadium.
The previous record was a U2 concert on October 20, 2009 that attracted 50,775 fans and grossed $4.9 million. 72,219 fans attended the sold out event, outdrawing Super Bowl XLII 71,101 attendance in the same building.
WWE’s annual pop-culture extravaganza was broadcast around the world on pay-per-view in more than 100 countries and 20 languages.
Does your team have an owner that gets into the act when the WWE uses their arenas to hosts their events? Probably not but Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban isn’t your typical owner.
Cuban became part of the show when he allowed some dude named Sheamus (aka The Celtic Warrior) with a fantastic lemmy beard, who I assume was still pissed off about France’s handball victory, put him through a table.
Could you imagine see San Antonio Spurs owner Peter Holt doing this?