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WWE needs to let Kofi Kingston fly

WWE needs to let Kofi Kingston fly

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

WWE superstar Kofi Kingston is in his late 30s and still has as much dexterity and agility as an Olympic gymnast, but has yet to hold a world title in WWE.

WWE explores intergender competition in Royal Rumble

WWE explores intergender competition in Royal Rumble

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Even with a separate women’s Royal Rumble, there still isn’t equal opportunity for women in professional wrestling.

Take 5: Kyler Murray is hurting his career, transfer portal is making football fun

Take 5: Kyler Murray is hurting his career, transfer portal is making football fun

By Pitt News Staff

January 16, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Kyler Murray declared for the NFL Draft and in the end, it’s going to cause more harm than good. He won’t become the high draft selection he hoped for and the Oakland A’s will lose because they wasted their No. 9 pick in the 2018 MLB Draft. This moment in history will be known as “The Oakland Screw Job.”

WWE ‘TLC’ doesn’t take care of McIntyre, Ziggler

WWE ‘TLC’ doesn’t take care of McIntyre, Ziggler

By Alexa Marzina, staff writer

January 8, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

A staff-writer takes a look at the WWE, arguing some of its top performers deserve to be treated better.

Rousey takes the belt in WWE’s Survivor Series

Rousey takes the belt in WWE’s Survivor Series

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Uncategorized

In a controversial match, Charlotte Flair was ultimately disqualified from the WWE's Survivor Series and Ronda Rousey snatched the belt.

Column: WWE women thrive at ‘Evolution’ despite backstage politics

Column: WWE women thrive at ‘Evolution’ despite backstage politics

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

WWE’s first all-women pay-per-view — properly dubbed “Evolution” to signify the transformation from divas from superstars — was a success, highlighted by Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch’s electric Last Woman Standing match.

Column: ‘Super Show-Down’ confuses roles of WWE’s top women

Column: ‘Super Show-Down’ confuses roles of WWE’s top women

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

The way the WWE has cast the Charlotte Flair - Becky Lynch feud doesn’t make sense to the multi-talented women involved in it.

Hardy, Orton embody “Hell in a Cell”

Hardy, Orton embody “Hell in a Cell”

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

September 16, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

WWE superstars Randy Orton and Jeff Hardy provided one of the greatest Hell in a Cell moments in the history of the sport on Sunday night.

Column: WWE ‘Extreme Rules’ doesn’t bode well for the former Team Xtreme

Column: WWE ‘Extreme Rules’ doesn’t bode well for the former Team Xtreme

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

July 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

WWE hosted the Extreme Rules pay-per-view at PPG Paints Arena Sunday, and many fans — myself included — weren’t sure how it would go. With Universal Champion Brock Lesnar not even advertised for the show and the WWE Championship in a seemingly throw-away feud, the title outlooks for the show looked bleak.

WWE women’s ‘Money in the Bank’ results in another generic outcome

WWE women’s ‘Money in the Bank’ results in another generic outcome

By Alexa Marzina | Staff Writer

June 20, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

This year, I spent my Father’s Day the way anybody who feels awkward during family gatherings should — drinking a beer and watching eight beautiful women beat each other up with ladders. Though WWE’s 2018 Money in the Bank pay-per-view Sunday featured results I was in favor of, the show lacke...

Wrestler Bruno Sammartino, Oakland native, dies at 82

Wrestler Bruno Sammartino, Oakland native, dies at 82

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

Bruno Sammartino, a former professional wrestler and Oakland native, died Wednesday after battling health issues for the last two months. His wife, Carol, and two of his sons were at his side when he died peacefully. He was 82. Sammartino was born in October of 1935 and immigrated to South Oakland from Pizzo...

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