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According to World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., the "World Heavyweight Championship" was briefly known as the "Undisputed Championship" from May until September 2002. The move came after the World Wresting Federation (WWF) doubled in size and divided its roster among the Raw and Smackdown brands, renaming itself the "WWE."

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  • What does TKO stand for in UFC?

    Q: What does TKO stand for in UFC?

    A: "TKO" stands for technical knockout in UFC, according to HowStuffWorks. A technical knockout is one of the ways to win a UFC fight. The official UFC website notes that fights end in decisions, submissions or knockouts.
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  • How old is gold dust?

    Q: How old is gold dust?

    A: Professional wrestler Goldust was born on April 11, 1969, making him 45 years old as of November 2014. He was born in Austin, Texas, as Dustin Patrick Runnels. Runnels is the son of WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes and brother of WWE wrestler Cody Rhodes.
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  • Is the WWE fake or real?

    Q: Is the WWE fake or real?

    A: WWE wrestling is a combination of real wrestling moves and choreographed stunts performed by professionally trained athletes. The stunts performed during WWE matches are often considered fake due to the fact that the stunts are expertly choreographed. This does not mean that wrestlers do not experience injuries in the ring. It simply means that WWE wrestling is designed for entertainment purposes, and the stunts and choreography moves are practiced repeatedly in order to increase safety and minimize injury.
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  • How much money does a professional wrestler make in a week?

    Q: How much money does a professional wrestler make in a week?

    A: There is no ballpark per week salary for professional wrestlers since it varies widely. The amount of money professional wrestlers make in a week depends on their popularity, the number of appearances they make and other sources of income from royalties and promotional work.
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  • What are some of the coolest wrestling names?

    Q: What are some of the coolest wrestling names?

    A: A few of the coolest wrestling names include Ace of Hearts (Shane Valentine), The Heartbreak Kid (Shawn Michaels) and The Rock (Dwayne Johnson). Hulk Hogan (Terry Gene Bollea) is perhaps the most well-known wrestling name.
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  • Who is the WWE champion right now?

    Q: Who is the WWE champion right now?

    A: As of March 2014, the current WWE World Heavyweight champion is Randy Orton. At the very young age of 33, Randy is already a veteran in the wrestling business and has earned the reputation of being a heel.
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  • How much money does a professional wrestler make?

    Q: How much money does a professional wrestler make?

    A: The median salary for a typical professional wrestler is $47,000 per year. Wrestler wages vary widely according to the wrestler's experience, locations worked and other factors.
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  • What is the WWE Undisputed Championship?

    Q: What is the WWE Undisputed Championship?

    A: According to World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., the "World Heavyweight Championship" was briefly known as the "Undisputed Championship" from May until September 2002. The move came after the World Wresting Federation (WWF) doubled in size and divided its roster among the Raw and Smackdown brands, renaming itself the "WWE."
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  • What are the rules of Mexican wrestling?

    Q: What are the rules of Mexican wrestling?

    A: In Mexican professional wrestling, singles matches can be won by pin, submission, ring out or disqualification. A pin occurs when one wrestler pins his opponent for a count of three. A submission occurs when one wrestler waves his hands or tells the referee he submits. A ring out occurs when one wrestler is knocked out of the ring for a predetermined amount of time, typically 20 seconds.
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  • Is the wrestler Undertaker dead?

    Q: Is the wrestler Undertaker dead?

    A: As of November 2014, Mark Calaway, who wrestles under the ring name The Undertaker, is alive and well. He has been recovering from an injury sustained at WrestleMania XXX.
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  • Q: How do you find Division I college wrestling rankings?

    A: You can find Division I wrestling rankings on NCAA.com. USA Today compiles these rankings, based on votes by members of the National Wrestling Coaches Association.
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  • Q: What are some key high school wrestling rules?

    A: A few key rules of high school wrestling, as of 2015, are that wrestlers score points by taking an opponent down to the mat, escaping an opponent’s hold and escaping from underneath an opponent and gaining control, according to the West Virginia Wrestling overview page. The opposing wrestler scores points should one wrestler use illegal holds, commit technical violations or engage in unsportsmanlike behavior.
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  • Who owns TNA Wrestling?

    Q: Who owns TNA Wrestling?

    A: As of 2014, TNA (Total Nonstop Action) Wrestling is majority owned by Janice Carter, wife of former majority owner Robert W. Carter, who purchased a controlling stake of 71 percent in 2002 from the company's co-founder Jerry Jarrett.
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  • Q: How can you find the WIAA wrestling rankings?

    A: The acronym WIAA refers either to the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association or to the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association. As their respective states' governing bodies for high school athletics, both organizations maintain wrestling rankings, which are available through their official websites. As of August 2015, Wisconsin high school wrestling rankings are also available on WIWrestling.com. Washington state rankings are available on WashingtonWrestlingReport.net.
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  • Q: How do you learn to wrestle?

    A: If you wish to learn how to wrestle, you have to seek the help of a professional trainer by attending a wrestling training school. At these schools, you receive basic training and learn wrestling techniques in a safe manner as you nurture your talent.
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  • Q: What are some wrestling theme songs?

    A: "This is Extreme!" "I'm Perfect," "Metalingus," "Next Big Thing," "Medal," "The Game," "Break Down the Walls" and "My Time is Now" are some of the theme songs that have been used in wrestling. The list includes many more songs, such as "Walk," "I Walk Alone," No Chance in Hell," "Stranglehold" and "I Won't Do What You Tell Me."
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  • Q: How do you find high school wrestling records?

    A: National high school wrestling records are viewable online through WrestlingUSA.com. State high school wrestling records are viewable by visiting the respective state's high school athletic association website.
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  • Q: Can you watch WWE live TV for free online?

    A: Fans must have the WWE Network or a cable package with the USA Network to watch WWE live events legally. As of 2015, WWE Network offers a free trial for new customers. WWE does offer videos on its website and has an extensive YouTube channel featuring clips from recent shows.
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  • Who sells WWE title belts for kids?

    Q: Who sells WWE title belts for kids?

    A: WWE title belts for kids are sold by the WWE Shop, Amazon.com, and Wal-Mart. Each source sells a variety of WWE kids belts, as well as adult belts, plus other WWE merchandise.
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  • Q: Who are some older female wrestlers?

    A: As of 2015, older female wrestlers include Keiko Nakano and Debrah Anne Miceli. Other older female wrestlers include Lisa Mary Moretti and Jacqueline DeLois Moore. All of these women were WWE world champions.
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  • Q: Who were some of the top wrestlers in the NCAA during the 2014 season?

    A: Some of the top wrestlers in the NCAA during the 2014 season were David Taylor of Penn State, Taylor Walsh of Indiana, and Logan Stieber of Ohio State. Taylor won the 165-pound national championship, Walsh had the most pins, and Stieber won his third consecutive national championship.
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