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Daily Pro Wrestling History (06/13): WWF King of the Ring 1993

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1924 St. Louis, Missouri: – World Heavyweight Champion Ed “Strangler” Lewis defeated Jim Londos in 2 out of 3 falls   1940 Kansas City, Kansas: – Orville Brown defeated Bobby Bruns to win the Kansas City version of the Midwest Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Title 1947  St. Louis, Missouri: – Ray…

11/2 WWE Smackdown HOLT Report: Two advertised main events don’t take place, what replaced it, plus Main Event taping, Dark Match, attendance notes

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> PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast featuring a WrestleMania 36 Preview with ex-WWE Creative Team member and professional stand-up comedian Matt McCarthy. (Search “wade keller” to subscribe in podcast app or CLICK HERE to subscribe in Apple Podcasts.)…

WWE Raw ratings get a post-SummerSlam bump

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The Raw after SummerSlam, as expected, was up 10 percent from last week. Last night’s episode averaged 2.73 million viewers. The ratings pattern wasn’t as good as in recent weeks in the sense that there was a third hour drop. Since Paul Heyman got more influence, hour three actually beat hour two…

UK sports channel Front Runner to feature Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide beginning June 14

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> PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast featuring a WrestleMania 36 Preview with ex-WWE Creative Team member and professional stand-up comedian Matt McCarthy. (Search “wade keller” to subscribe in podcast app or CLICK HERE to subscribe in Apple Podcasts.)…

Outrage as Venezuelan navy captain dies under ‘torture’ after arrest over alleged coup plot

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The United States and Venezuela’s opposition on Sunday condemned the death under "torture" of a naval officer detained for alleged trying to oust President Nicolas Maduro. Washington blamed Maduro for the death of Rafael Acosta Arevalo, which came amid a standoff between Venezuela’s opposition chief Juan Guaido and the president that’s stretched…

Italian captain under investigation for rescuing 41 shipwrecked migrants

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A charity rescue vessel has been impounded and the captain is under investigation after he defied Italian authorities and brought 41 shipwrecked migrants into the Sicilian port of Lampedusa late on Saturday. It is the second boat in a week to challenge the far-right interior minister Matteo Salvini’s determination to…

Hungry brown bears who took over Slovenia’s forests face being shot before they reach the villages 

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Growing up in the densely forested Slovenian countryside, bear sightings were a rare treat for Simon Marolt.  But Mr Marolt, a 37-year-old farmer, says he is now encountering them every day – bears lurking in the woods, bears raiding beehives, and bears grunting with annoyance as they blunder into electric…

British warship was an hour from tanker seized by Iran in ‘hostile act’

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Alan Mendoza: The only surprise about Iran’s seizure is that it didn’t happen sooner Analysis: Boris Johnson could face early test as Iran ‘exploits’ political uncertainty US developing ‘coalition’ of navies to protect ships amid Iran tensions Mark Almond: Brexit myopia and a fatal lack of foresight has enabled Iran…

Can Boris Johnson solve the crisis with Iran?

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Minutes after his son was announced as the leader of the Conservative Party, Stanley Johnson made a questionable decision to appear on Press TV, an arm of Iranian state television.  The elder Mr Johnson said it would be “easy peasy” to solve the standoff between Britain and suggested that both…

North Korea launches new missiles, as rift between South Korea and Japan widens

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North Korea launched new short-range ballistic missiles in the early hours of Friday, in its third weapons test in just ten days amid rising frustration over stalled nuclear talks and an upcoming joint military drill between South Korea and the US.  According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, the…