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November 15, 1998 | PAUL LIEBERMAN, Paul Lieberman is a Times staff writer
- SEE CORRECTION APPENDED In its bid to capture what World Wrestling Federation folks call "the future of America's eyeballs"--young males 12 to 34--here's what Vince McMahon is up against this particular Monday night: "Monday Night Football," a baseball playoff game, Ally McBeal's miniskirts and, of course, that other wrestling show, the one on the TNT network of "Billionaire Ted" Turner.
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March 29, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Reid Flair, the 25-year-old son of WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, died Friday, wrestlingobserver.com is reporting . Details surrounding his death are unknown at this time. Flair's agent, Melinda Morris Zanoni, released the following statement: "We are heartbroken to confirm that Ric's son, Reid, has passed away today March 29, 2013 in Charlotte, NC. The investigation into the cause of death is ongoing. Reid was an incredible son, brother, friend, and professional wrestler. No words can describe the grief that Ric and his family are experiencing and they do request privacy during this devastating time.
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SPORTS
March 29, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Reid Flair, the 25-year-old son of WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, died Friday, wrestlingobserver.com is reporting . Details surrounding his death are unknown at this time. Flair's agent, Melinda Morris Zanoni, released the following statement: "We are heartbroken to confirm that Ric's son, Reid, has passed away today March 29, 2013 in Charlotte, NC. The investigation into the cause of death is ongoing. Reid was an incredible son, brother, friend, and professional wrestler. No words can describe the grief that Ric and his family are experiencing and they do request privacy during this devastating time.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 1998 | PAUL LIEBERMAN, Paul Lieberman is a Times staff writer
- SEE CORRECTION APPENDED In its bid to capture what World Wrestling Federation folks call "the future of America's eyeballs"--young males 12 to 34--here's what Vince McMahon is up against this particular Monday night: "Monday Night Football," a baseball playoff game, Ally McBeal's miniskirts and, of course, that other wrestling show, the one on the TNT network of "Billionaire Ted" Turner.
BUSINESS
May 24, 1994 | ALAN CITRON
Forget about alliances with a home shopping network and sophisticated forays on the information superhighway. After conquering cable television, Hollywood and the world of professional sports, Ted Turner wants to put a body slam on the World Wrestling Federation. The cable mogul is spending liberally to make his World Championship Wrestling a serious challenger to the WWF, which has dominated the mat for more than 10 years.
SPORTS
June 9, 1998 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dennis Rodman continued to push the patience of the Chicago Bulls, missing practice during the NBA finals and drawing attention to a negative on the day when it all should have been positive reviews of their very impressive Game 3 performance against the Utah Jazz. The league immediately fined Rodman $10,000 for missing the mandatory media session. The Bulls indicated they will not offer any disciplines, having long ago realized that would make no impact, but they did offer consternation.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2003 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
As legions of fans count down to the biggest event of the year, Wrestlemania XIX at Safeco Field in Seattle on Sunday, the age-old question about professional wrestling -- is it authentic? -- has been replaced by a more significant one: Is it deadly? Yes, the competition that fills arenas and prompts millions of pay-per-view buys is scripted, but the danger is real -- 24 current or former professional wrestlers age 45 or younger have died since 1997. One of the latest, Curt "Mr.
NEWS
July 4, 1999 | LARRY McSHANE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
In the bizarre world of professional wrestling, where the plot twists are increasingly twisted and no outrage is too outrageous, this grudge match is the real deal. In this corner: World Championship Wrestling and Ted Turner--the billionaire philanthropist, America's Cup winner, Mr. Jane Fonda. His opponents: the World Wrestling Federation and Vince McMahon--the third-generation promoter, P.T. Barnum acolyte, Mr. Take-No-Prisoners.
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