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7 fantasy hardcore matches

Check out seven dream matches of a different variety as WWE.com pits today's Superstars against a rogues' gallery of grunge-rock sadists and intelligent monsters in matches that'd fit right at home at Extreme Rules.

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The most badass wrestler stories ever told

Rescuing people from burning cars, missing eyeballs, smashed windsheilds: What's the most badass wrestler story ever told?

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Five-Star Match of the Week: Ric Flair vs. Big Van Vader - WCW Championship Match, Starrcade 1993

Every Wednesday, WWE Classics and Greatest Matches team up with WWE Superstars for the Five-Star Match of the Week. This week, The Prime Time Players pick a classic main event with the monstrous Big Van Vader defending the WCW Championship against the legendary Ric Flair at Starrcade.

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Remembering the night Ron Simmons made sports-entertainment history

Twenty years ago this week, Ron Simmons became the first African American competitor to win the World Heavyweight Champion. Relive the WWE Hall of Famer's historic accomplishment.

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The Day After Raw: Your Tweets for June 12, 1012

Pucker up for The Day After Raw, in which the WWE Universe convenes to discuss AJ's jaw-dropping smooch of The Devil's Favorite Demon, the clocks' switch back to Vader Time, and - of course - that little matter of The Chairman getting KO'ed by Big Show's errant right hook. Here are your tweets for The Day After Raw.

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Classic Rivalries: Cactus Jack vs. Vader

WCW was in a state of change in 1993. The heyday of the original Four Horsemen, Dusty Rhodes and other top stars was drawing to a close and it would be another year before Hulk Hogan would arrive and make Ted Turner’s promotion a true threat to WWE.Still, there were many...

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Where Are They Now? Vader

This is the story of how a kid named Leon White became the world famous wrestling champion known as Vader and the struggles he went through to become Leon White all over again.

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Where Are They Now? Vader, Part Two

Over the next five years, he cemented his reputation as one of sports-entertainment’s greatest super-heavyweights thanks to physical rivalries with Sting and Ron Simmons. His brutality became legend. One night, he powerbombed Cactus Jack on the concrete floor and knocked him unconscious. A year later, he severed the mad man’s ear during a wild brawl in Germany.

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Where Are They Now? Vader, Part Three

This is the part of the story where Vader becomes Leon White again and it isn’t pretty. For the better part of three years, the big man went through hell.

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