$1B judgment against Alex Jones not the final word
The nearly $1 billion judgment against Alex Jones for spreading false conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre bought long-sought relief to family members and hopes the eye-popping figure would deter people from broadcasting falsehoods.
Shaq Attack: O’Neal ready to rumble in tag match for AEW
Nonprofit gets new hoops for victims of domestic abuse with help from Shaq, Orlando MagicHack-a-Shaq is coming to All Elite Wrestling. Shaquille O'Neal may again absorb some intentional hits in his tag team match this week. Ad“I’m the type, I can never back down from a challenge,” O’Neal told The Associated Press. O'Neal was crushed as a teenager when Hulk Hogan slammed and defeated Andre the Giant in the main event of WrestleMania III. Ad“I told him, ‘you broke my heart when you body-slammed Andre the Giant,’” O’Neal said.
WWE star Goldberg gets tough in helping Texans in need
With his farm and family commitments, Goldberg noted it’s “harder and harder” to get pulled away from home. His match against McIntyre took place in front of fans that appeared live on digital video boards WWE dubbed the ThunderDome. Ad“It’s very difficult, but character-wise, I’m just focused in on who I’m wrestling,” he said. Goldberg said he’s contractually obligated for one more match this year with WWE and two more each year for the remainder of his contract. “It seems as if Texans are helping out Texans and that’s why I like the place.”
Former Trump casino where stars played goes out with a bang
The former Trump Plaza casino was imploded after falling into such disrepair that chunks of the building began peeling off and crashing to the ground. “I got chills,” Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small said. AdOpened in 1984, when Trump was a real estate developer in his pre-politics days, Trump Plaza was for a time the most successful casino in Atlantic City. AdBut things began to sour for Trump Plaza when Donald Trump opened the nearby Trump Taj Mahal in 1990, with crushing debt loads that led the company to pour most of its resources — and cash — into the shiny new hotel and casino. Trump Plaza was the last of four Atlantic City casinos to close in 2014, victims of an oversaturated casino market both in the New Jersey city and in the larger northeast.
Fix is in! Disgraced ex-NBA ref Donaghy turns to wrestling
The disgraced former NBA referee is back, and again this time hes fixing the result, only with his employers permission. That’s just fine this time around for MLW and Donaghy, the disgraced former NBA referee who pulled on the pinstripes and made his ring debut for the Florida-based promotion in typical nefarious fashion. Donaghy was the latest wrestling ref to side with the bad guy and used underhanded tactics against Savio Vega to pull off the illegitimate victory. The bell rang at the end of the Caribbean Strap match and Donaghy raised the hand of the cocksure co-conspirator Richard Holliday. In a Caribbean Strap match, Vega and Holliday were tethered together with leather and the objective was to touch all four turnbuckles in succession.
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister, who played Deebo in 'Friday,' dies
FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 file photo, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister greets fans as he arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Straight Outta Compton" at the Microsoft Theater. Tommy Tiny Lister, a former wrestler who was known for his Deebo character in the Friday films, has died. Lister manager, Cindy Cowan, said Lister was found unconscious in his home in Marina Del Rey, California, on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Tommy “Tiny” Lister, a former wrestler who was known for his Deebo character in the “Friday” films, has died. “RIP Tiny “Deebo” Lister,” Ice Cube said Thursday night on Instagram.