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Paige Reportedly 'Done' as in-Ring WWE Performer Due to Injury - Bleacher Report

The SunPaige Reportedly 'Done' as in-Ring WWE Performer Due to InjuryBleacher ReportWWE Superstar Paige reportedly was informed this week that she will not be cleared to return to in-ring competition, likely marking the end of her wrestling career in WWE. Multiple sources told PWInsider's Mike Johnson that WWE's doctors will not allow ...Paige Forced To End Her WWE In-Ring Career After Latest InjuryWrestling Inc.Paige Is Reportedly 'Done' As An In-Ring Performer For WWE, But She's Already Planning A ComebackUPROXXReport: Paige Will No Longer Wrestle for WWE Due to Neck InjuriesSports IllustratedHollywood Life -Forbes -Cageside Seats (blog) -411mania.comall 35 news articles ».....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzJan 12th, 2018

Paige Forced To End Her WWE In-Ring Career After Latest Injury - Wrestling Inc.

Wrestling Inc.Paige Forced To End Her WWE In-Ring Career After Latest InjuryWrestling Inc.Paige, 25, has been out of action since sustaining an injury at a RAW live event at the Nassau Coliseum in late December. Paige was teaming with Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville against Sasha Banks, Bayley & Mickie James. Paige took a kick to the back from ...WWE's Paige: See The Devastating Kick That Caused The Injury That Ended Her Career — VideoHollywood LifePaige Reportedly 'Done' as in-Ring WWE Performer Due to InjuryBleacher ReportPaige: 'The comeback is always stronger than the setback'Cageside Seats (blog)New York Post -Sports Illustrated -Deadspin -UPROXXall 86 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 13th, 2018

Report: Paige Will No Longer Wrestle for WWE Due to Neck Injuries - Sports Illustrated

Sports IllustratedReport: Paige Will No Longer Wrestle for WWE Due to Neck InjuriesSports IllustratedWWE wrestler Paige will no longer compete in the ring due to a neck injury she suffered last month, PWInsider's Mike Johnson reports. Paige was injured during a house show at the Nassau Coliseum on Dec. 27 during a six-woman tag match. She was kicked ...WWE's Paige Reportedly Forced Into Retirement Following Latest InjuryForbesWWE News: Paige will never wrestle again after serious injury – reportsDaily StarWWE superstar Paige told to retire from wrestling after suffering back injury from Sasha Banks kickThe Sunall 40 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 12th, 2018

Paige's First Public Comments About Her WWE In-Ring Career Possibly Being Over - Wrestling Inc.

Wrestling Inc.Paige's First Public Comments About Her WWE In-Ring Career Possibly Being OverWrestling Inc.Paige, 25, has been out of action since sustaining an injury at a Raw live event at the Nassau Coliseum in late December. She was teaming with Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville against Sasha Banks, Bayley & Mickie James. Paige took a kick to the back from ...Report: Paige Won't Wrestle Anymore For WWE After She Got Hurt From A Kick To The BackDeadspinPaige Reportedly 'Done' as in-Ring WWE Performer Due to InjuryBleacher ReportPaige's In-Ring WWE Career Reportedly OverIGNSports Illustrated -Cageside Seats (blog) -Hollywood Life -Forbesall 74 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 13th, 2018

WWE's Paige: See The Devastating Kick That Caused The Injury That Ended Her Career — Video - Hollywood Life

Hollywood LifeWWE's Paige: See The Devastating Kick That Caused The Injury That Ended Her Career — VideoHollywood LifeWWE wrestler Paige may never compete again after suffering a shocking neck injury. See the kick in the ring that caused it here. This is upsetting. WWE star Paige, 25, was kicked in the back by fellow competitor Sasha Banks during a six woman tag team ...WWE Royal Rumble 2018: 5 Possible Women's Rumble SwervesDaily DDTWWE superstar Paige told to retire from wrestling after suffering back injury from Sasha Banks' kickThe SunWatch the Sasha Banks Kick that Ended Paige's WWE CareerPopCulture.comThe Inquisitr -Ringside News -GkMen -ProWrestling.comall 32 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 13th, 2018

Report: Paige Won't Wrestle Anymore For WWE After She Got Hurt From A Kick To The Back - Deadspin

DeadspinReport: Paige Won't Wrestle Anymore For WWE After She Got Hurt From A Kick To The BackDeadspinSaraya-Jade Bevis, who performs under the name Paige, will no longer wrestle for WWE after she suffered an actual injury during a Dec. 28 show in New York, according to Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com. Error loading player: No playable sources found ...Paige's In-Ring WWE Career Reportedly OverIGNReport: Paige Will No Longer Wrestle for WWE Due to Neck InjuriesSports IllustratedPaige Reportedly Forced To End Her WWE In-Ring Career After Latest InjuryHollywood LifeForbes -Mirror.co.uk -Cageside Seats (blog) -NEWS.com.auall 61 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 13th, 2018

WWE superstar Paige reportedly told to retire after latest injury - New York Post

New York PostWWE superstar Paige reportedly told to retire after latest injuryNew York PostWWE superstar Paige has been pulled out of the upcoming women's Royal Rumble and told to retire immediately, according to reports. The Norfolk, England, hero was recently kicked in the back by Sasha Banks, causing the match to be stopped, but the ...Report: Paige Won't Wrestle Anymore For WWE After She Got Hurt From A Kick To The BackDeadspinPaige Reportedly 'Done' as in-Ring WWE Performer Due to InjuryBleacher ReportPaige's In-Ring WWE Career Reportedly OverIGNSports Illustrated -Wrestling Inc. -UPROXX -Hollywood Lifeall 66 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 13th, 2018

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Looks Chic at "Rosie HW x Paige" Launch Event!

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looks posh at the launch of her Rosie HW x Paige Fall collection at the Paige store on Wednesday (September 6) in Brentwood, Calif. The 30-year-old British supermodel stayed stylish in her chic black ensemble alongside collaborator Paige Adams-Gellar, who worked with Rosie on the Rosie HW x Paige brand. PHOTOS: Check out [...] Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looks posh at the launch of her Rosie HW x Paige Fall collection at the Paige store on Wednesday (September 6) in Brentwood, Calif. The 30-year-old British supermodel stayed stylish in her chic black ensemble alongside collaborator Paige Adams-Gellar, who worked with Rosie on the Rosie HW x Paige brand. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Allison Edmunds and Rebecca Russell were also spotted at the launch event. Rosie starred in the Paige Fall 2017 campaign photos, which debuted back in August. The campaign was shot at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood by Naj Jamai. Rosie gave birth to her baby boy, Jack, in June......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 7th, 2017

Ronda Rousey Totally ROCKED Her WWE Debut — & Twitter Made Sure To Praise Her For It!

Living up to the hype! Ronda Rousey has put her UFC fighting days behind her and has gone all in on a new entertainment venture — WWE. As you surely know, the 31-year-old was slated to make her WWE debut this Sunday, and it sounds like the American athlete exceeded all expectations! Related: Adam Rippon & Gus [...] Living up to the hype! Ronda Rousey has put her UFC fighting days behind her and has gone all in on a new entertainment venture -- WWE. As you surely know, the 31-year-old was slated to make her WWE debut this Sunday, and it sounds like the American athlete exceeded all expectations! Related: Adam Rippon & Gus Kenworthy STUN On OUT Cover! Rousey, who is best known for being a champion mixed martial artist, took on Stephanie McMahon and husband Triple H while at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans for WrestleMania. Thankfully, for her first appearance as an official WWE wrestler, Ronda wasn't alone amid the fight. The California native jumped into the ring after legend Kurt Angle tapped her in. This only seems right as, like Rousey, Angle is a former Olympian and has dabbled in mixed martial arts. Be sure to ch-ch-check out a HIGHlight from their match (below)! SAVAGE. Ultimately, "Rowdy" Ronda and Kurt were named the victors of the showdown, as Rousey had gotten McMahon to tap out. VICTORY for @RondaRousey & @RealKurtAngle as the ROWDY one makes @StephMcMahon TAP OUT! #WrestleMania #TeamRousey pic.twitter.com/wfT2pden9W — WWE (@WWE) April 9, 2018 And it appears that the WWE community has already become taken with Ronda, as fans flocked to Twitter and shared: Yeah, that was awesome! @WWE @Rondarousey #WrestleMania pic.twitter.com/mNMeeTEKxu — Michael Green (@Lyricoldrap) April 9, 2018 Oi Ronda Rousey killed it — Harry (@wroetoshaw) April 9, 2018 WOW!!!! @RondaRousey killed that!!! Incredible first match 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 Really really enjoyed that!! What a fun match!! #wrestlemania — Noelle Foley (@NoelleFoley) April 9, 2018 Ronda Rousey just became a Top 5 favorite female wrestler of all time. Amazing first match. She carried her team. I repeat she CARRIED KURT ANGLE #wrestlemania — AK the Great (@AKSoGreat) April 9, 2018 As an absolute Rousey hater, she was absolutely great tonight in her first #WWE match. Very entertaining match — Vincent Clinco (@RealVinnyClinco) April 9, 2018 - Seth becoming IC champion - Charlotte beating Asuka - Ronda Rousey proving just how much of a badass she really is - Undertaker squashes Cena - Daniel Bryan's in ring return and victory#WrestleMania definitely had a lot more good than bad. — D.C. (@DarrenConnolly_) April 9, 2018 Ronda Rousey holding HHH over her head and the arm bar she put Stephanie in was the highlight of my week. — Tamashii Hiroka (@TamashiiHiroka) April 9, 2018 AH-Mazing. Rousey first got her taste for wrestling when she joined Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the ring for WrestleMania 31 in 2015. Clearly, she has a knack for this particular sport. We're glad to see that she's flourishing at WWE, especially since her UFC career didn't end on a high note. However, Ronda isn't focusing on the past, as she recently revealed: "It was me versus the world in an individual sport. I thought I would never say this, but I'm so happy I lost those fights [to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes] because it led me here. This is so worth it. Everything really does happen for a reason. I'm just so grateful. I thought I never would be [grateful] for [the losses], but time is a great teacher. I'm just really, really glad I gave it time instead of giving up and feeling it was the end of the world. There's so many people who encounter tragedies who feel like the world and time won't heal it. But all I can say to those people is: Just give it time, even if you think time can't heal it. You never know what will happen and where it will lead you. Every missed opportunity is a blessing in disguise. I really believe it now." Well said. Keep doing you, girl! [Image via WWE/Twitter.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonApr 9th, 2018

WWE Announces Paige's Status For The Royal Rumble - Wrestling Inc.

Wrestling Inc.WWE Announces Paige's Status For The Royal RumbleWrestling Inc.Tonight's WWE RAW saw Paige and Mandy Rose watch from ringside as Sonya Deville defeated Sasha Banks in singles action. Paige and Mandy did not get physical with Banks or Mickie James and Bayley, who were at ringside to even the odds. WWE did confirm ...WWE make HUGE announcement regarding Paige's future after shock retirement reportsDaily StarTorrie Wilson Says She'll Be at Raw 25, But Not in the Women's Royal Rumble411mania.comTriple H: How we turned 'Monday Night Raw' into a monsterNew York Postall 201 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 16th, 2018

Big Cass Suffers Knee Injury During Match vs. Enzo Amore on WWE Raw - Bleacher Report

Sports IllustratedBig Cass Suffers Knee Injury During Match vs. Enzo Amore on WWE RawBleacher ReportEnzo Amore earned a win by default over Big Cass Monday night after a knee injury took Cass out of the match. The WWE account showed the result of the destruction during the Brooklyn Street Fight on Raw: WWE @WWE. Due to injury, @BigCassWWE is ...Big Cass injured on RawCageside Seats (blog)WWE Confirms Big Cass' Knee Injury On RAW TonightWrestlezoneWWE Raw Results: Highlights, Analysis, and Grades for August 21Daily DDT411mania.com -The Inquisitr -WhatCultureall 48 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 22nd, 2017

WWE pulls two injured wrestlers from the Royal Rumble matches - ProWrestling.net

ProWrestling.netWWE pulls two injured wrestlers from the Royal Rumble matchesProWrestling.netWWE has pulled Paige and Samoa Joe from the Royal Rumble matches. Paige's in-ring career is reportedly in jeopardy due to a neck injury. Meanwhile, Samoa Joe suffered a foot injury on last week's Raw. Powell's POV: WWE simply cited a neck injury as the ...South Auckland artist Michel Mulipola lends talent to WWE star Samoa JoeStuff.co.nzWWE Announces Update on Paige's StatusTWNP-Wrestling News (blog)all 79 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 16th, 2018

Top WWE RAW Superstar Removed From The Men's Royal Rumble Match, Updated Rumble Pay-Per-View Card - Wrestling Inc.

Wrestling Inc.Top WWE RAW Superstar Removed From The Men's Royal Rumble Match, Updated Rumble Pay-Per-View CardWrestling Inc.WWE has officially removed Samoa Joe and Paige from the Royal Rumble matches to take place later this month. As noted earlier tonight, WWE confirmed that Paige will not be able to participate in the first-ever women's Rumble match due to a neck injury ...Paige Officially Ruled Out for 2018 WWE Royal Rumble Due to Neck InjuryBleacher ReportWWE pulls two injured wrestlers from the Royal Rumble matchesProWrestling.netPaige appears on Raw but officially ruled out for Royal RumbleCageside Seats (blog)Daily Star -TWNP-Wrestling News (blog) -Hollywood Life -ProWrestling.comall 83 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 16th, 2018

WWE Raw: Live Updates, Results and Reaction for August 28 - Bleacher Report (blog)

Bleacher Report (blog)WWE Raw: Live Updates, Results and Reaction for August 28Bleacher Report (blog)Welcome to Bleacher Report's live coverage of WWE Raw on August 28. This week's show will feature a rematch between Alexa Bliss and Sasha Banks for the women's title. The Boss won her fourth championship at SummerSlam, but Bliss is looking to ...WWE Raw Results: News And Notes After John Cena 'Buries' Roman ReignsForbesBig plans for Raw tonight (Possible spoilers)Cageside Seats (blog)WWE announces a second major match for No MercyProWrestling.net411mania.com -PWMania -AiPT! Comicsall 81 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 28th, 2017

Shinsuke Nakamura Beats John Cena, Will Face Jinder Mahal at WWE SummerSlam 2017 - Bleacher Report

Get More SportsShinsuke Nakamura Beats John Cena, Will Face Jinder Mahal at WWE SummerSlam 2017Bleacher ReportIn one of WWE's biggest dream matches, Shinsuke Nakamura defeated John Cena on Tuesday's episode of SmackDown Live to earn a shot at Jinder Mahal and the WWE Championship at SummerSlam. WWE provided a look at the finish: WWE @WWE.John Cena And Baron Corbin Brawl After WWE SmackDown, Possible SummerSlam Match (Video)Wrestling Inc.WWE SmackDown results, recap: Nakamura beats Cena clean, gets WWE title shotCBSSports.comWWE Smackdown Live Open Discussion Thread 8/1/17UPROXXHeavy.com -Wrestlezone -Cageside Seats (blog) -FanSidedall 151 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 2nd, 2017

WWE Announces RAW Injury To Big Cass - Wrestling Inc.

Wrestling Inc.WWE Announces RAW Injury To Big CassWrestling Inc.As noted, Big Cass apparently suffered a leg injury during tonight's Brooklyn Street Fight with Enzo Amore at the post-SummerSlam RAW from the Barclays Center. WWE has confirmed that Cass suffered an injury to his left knee. He's set to undergo an MRI ...Big Cass injured on RawCageside Seats (blog)Big Cass May Have Suffered A Serious Knee Injury On WWE RawUPROXXBig Cass Suffers Knee Injury During Match vs. Enzo Amore on WWE RawBleacher ReportWrestlezone -Daily DDT -The Inquisitr -Sportskeedaall 42 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 22nd, 2017

Making Sense of Kurt Angle's Return: What Can We Expect at WWE TLC? - Bleacher Report

SuperSportMaking Sense of Kurt Angle's Return: What Can We Expect at WWE TLC?Bleacher ReportFriday afternoon, WWE.com broke the news that Kurt Angle will replace Roman Reigns in the hotly anticipated Tables, Ladders and Chairs match originally slated to be The Shield's first match together in three years. WrestlingInc.com reports the WWE ...Kurt Angle Returns Amid WWE Viral Illness; Kevin Owens's Status Remains UnknownSports IllustratedMultiple WWE Wrestlers Dropped From Upcoming Pay-Per-View Due To Viral InfectionDeadspinKurt Angle To Replace Roman Reigns At WWE TLC 2017 As Illness Destroys Raw Locker RoomForbesPress of Atlantic City (blog) -Daily DDT -Wrestling Inc. -Wrestlezoneall 185 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 21st, 2017

Steroids, Sexual Misconduct, & Suicides — Here Are 10 Of The WWE"s Biggest Scandals!

Think Hollywood is riddled in scandal? Clearly, you haven't been following the tragedies and misdeeds that have plagued the WWE. While Vince McMahon probably wishes he could sweep these under the ring, the wrestling organization has been steadily rocked by scandals over the decades — from steroid-induced heart failure to sexual harassment lawsuits to murder-suicide. But no [...] Think Hollywood is riddled in scandal? Clearly, you haven't been following the tragedies and misdeeds that have plagued the WWE. While Vince McMahon probably wishes he could sweep these under the ring, the wrestling organization has been steadily rocked by scandals over the decades -- from steroid-induced heart failure to sexual harassment lawsuits to murder-suicide. But no matter how many times the organization almost comes crumbling down, the WWE always manages to live to fight another day. Still, some of this shit is scarier than the Undertaker's Tombstone Piledriver... CLICK HERE to view "WWE's Biggest Scandals!" CLICK HERE to view "WWE's Biggest Scandals!" CLICK HERE to view "WWE's Biggest Scandals!" CLICK HERE to view "WWE's Biggest Scandals!" CLICK HERE to view "WWE's Biggest Scandals!" [Image via WWE.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonMar 21st, 2018

WWE SmackDown: Live Updates, Results and Reaction for May 8 - Bleacher Report (blog)

Bleacher Report (blog)WWE SmackDown: Live Updates, Results and Reaction for May 8Bleacher Report (blog)Welcome to Bleacher Report's coverage of WWE SmackDown Live on May 8. This week's show will address the fallout from Backlash as well as setting up Money in the Bank. AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura may be on a collision course after they were both ...WWE Raw Results, Recap, Reactions (May 7, 2018): WearyCageside Seats (blog)all 236 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsMay 9th, 2018

Emma, Darren Young, Summer Rae Released from WWE Contracts - Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportEmma, Darren Young, Summer Rae Released from WWE ContractsBleacher ReportEmma, Darren Young and Summer Rae were released from WWE on Sunday, the company announced on its website. Neither Young nor Summer had featured much on WWE programming recently. According to the Internet Wrestling Database, Young last ...Social media posts from Emma, Darren Young and Summer Rae give clues on WWE releasesCageside Seats (blog)WWE Release Darren Young And Summer RaeDaily DDTEmma among three WWE releasesFanSidedBleeding Cool News -Screen Rant -Wrestling Inc. -Daily Starall 61 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 29th, 2017

Gambling and Some Interesting Celebrity Breaks

Gambling is something which is considered a luxury sport. It is a pastime and an occasion for many people to network and grow. Many people have had great fortune through gambling and have become celebrities from rags. However, there have been many other stories which have made rags out of celebrities, too. It’s interesting to know how addicted our role models could be to gamble that they end up earning for gambling, sacrifice, family/relationships for gambling and what-not. So, let’s not waste time and talk about some interesting celebrity stories, which you might not have known. 1. Tiger Woods Well who does not like Tiger Woods and when did Tiger need introductions anyway? But the habit of gambling by Tiger might be unexplored. As per our sources, Tiger was introduced to gambling by Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley. Gambling became an addiction soon when he started hanging out with Michael and Charles a little too much. It is rumored that Tiger has a whopping $1 million limit in most reputable casinos in Vegas. Well, now you know where Tiger’s whopping brand endorsements and high golf contract prices are ending up. Also, Tiger does not believe in playing for smaller amounts and usually takes part in high stakes games of at least $25,000. Tiger highly appreciated his kind of table set up in casinos. The Mansion at MGM Grand Las Vegas is his favorite gambling destination. He has always loved a table for himself that was surrounded by party girls. Gambling and tables surrounded by party girls were one of the prime reasons that cost Tiger a divorce from his wife. Considering the expense of divorce which cost about $750 million and a relationship, gambling was a costly choice made by the famous golfer. 2. Michael Phelps Michael Phelps is one of the greatest swimmers the world has ever known. He is a famous Olympian who has won 28 Olympic medals for his country and has brought so much glory to his country and himself. This is the highest number of Olympic medals any individual has won, which is what has brought the swimmer a peaceful retirement life in his early thirties. He is retired now and is just 32 years of age but has achieved remarkable heights which certainly will define him for a lifetime. But, one lesser known fact or habit of Michael was gambling. He had a habit of not accepting defeat and a ‘try until you win’ attitude, which earned him a lot of success at Olympics. However, this isn’t the case with gambling. If you lose, you continue to lose heavily, and it is all about luck and fortune as the results are not directly proportional to the attempts or efforts. It took loads of time for Michael to understand this and sources say that he was into gambling so much that it sometimes happened for eight straight hours. This problem persisted with Michael during 2012. He was also caught for drinking and driving near a casino in Maryland, where he was probably stressed after a straight eight hours of continuous gambling. His life had become very stressed as he wasn’t used to losing and was desperate to win no matter what it had cost. This kept pushing him to despair. Somehow with the help of his friends and close ones, he came out of the gambling habit and now is leaving a peaceful and comfortable life. 3. Tobey Maguire Tobey the on-screen Spider-Man is as cool and smart in the real life as he is in his movies. He took some tips from a poker player Daniel Negreanu and turned out to make a fortune of $10 million. As per his close friends, tips from Daniel who is a professional poker player helped him make over $10 million. He also participated in a World Series of Poker tournament, which was the time when he encountered Daniel who probably changed his fortune. But, Tobey’s gambling habits got him to a legal hurdle. He, with some of the other influential celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Affleck, were found to be participating in underground poker games, which are considered illegal due to the unaccounted money at stake. In the year, 2011 Tobey faced a lawsuit for organizing an illegal ring of underground poker. He didn’t take a financial loss due to gambling but a lawsuit against the Spider-Man certainly harmed his popularity. But, compared to other celebrities on the list, Tobey certainly gained a lot more than he lost due to gambling! 4. Allen Iverson Allen Iverson is a very famous professional basketball champion. The basketball player has retired now but played 14 seasons in NBA tournaments. Gambling had brought him loads of trouble for which Allen who was nicknamed as ‘The Answer’ had no answers. His case was probably the reverse of Tobey. Allen managed to lose over $200 million through gambling. Yes, you read it right — $200 million — only through gambling. This famous basketball player had received several heights in his career and received contracts of a lifetime from Reebok. However, due to gambling, he had lost a great deal of his money and was in severe debt and literally had to beg his teammates to pay off such a debt. Also, during the end of his career, he lost the lifetime contract from Reebok as his gambling debts and other negative news reports started surfacing. Allen’s wife filed for divorce and a statement by Allen read that he does not even have money to buy a cheeseburger and hence, he cannot afford any alimony. Casinos in Atlantic City and Detroit had banned Allen due to his inability to pay off his debts. This is a true story of a hero to zero only because of gambling! 5. Ben Affleck We had Ben Affleck’s name popping up with Spider-Man Tobey. The ‘Batman’ actor who will be seen in more ‘Justice League’ movies has had his share of gambling issues. His gambling venture... Gambling is something which is considered a luxury sport. It is a pastime and an occasion for many people to network and grow. Many people have had great fortune through gambling and have become celebrities from rags. However, there have been many other stories which have made rags out of celebrities, too. It’s interesting to know how addicted our role models could be to gamble that they end up earning for gambling, sacrifice, family/relationships for gambling and what-not. So, let’s not waste time and talk about some interesting celebrity stories, which you might not have known. 1. Tiger Woods Well who does not like Tiger Woods and when did Tiger need introductions anyway? But the habit of gambling by Tiger might be unexplored. As per our sources, Tiger was introduced to gambling by Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley. Gambling became an addiction soon when he started hanging out with Michael and Charles a little too much. It is rumored that Tiger has a whopping $1 million limit in most reputable casinos in Vegas. Well, now you know where Tiger’s whopping brand endorsements and high golf contract prices are ending up. Also, Tiger does not believe in playing for smaller amounts and usually takes part in high stakes games of at least $25,000. Tiger highly appreciated his kind of table set up in casinos. The Mansion at MGM Grand Las Vegas is his favorite gambling destination. He has always loved a table for himself that was surrounded by party girls. Gambling and tables surrounded by party girls were one of the prime reasons that cost Tiger a divorce from his wife. Considering the expense of divorce which cost about $750 million and a relationship, gambling was a costly choice made by the famous golfer. 2. Michael Phelps Michael Phelps is one of the greatest swimmers the world has ever known. He is a famous Olympian who has won 28 Olympic medals for his country and has brought so much glory to his country and himself. This is the highest number of Olympic medals any individual has won, which is what has brought the swimmer a peaceful retirement life in his early thirties. He is retired now and is just 32 years of age but has achieved remarkable heights which certainly will define him for a lifetime. But, one lesser known fact or habit of Michael was gambling. He had a habit of not accepting defeat and a ‘try until you win’ attitude, which earned him a lot of success at Olympics. However, this isn’t the case with gambling. If you lose, you continue to lose heavily, and it is all about luck and fortune as the results are not directly proportional to the attempts or efforts. It took loads of time for Michael to understand this and sources say that he was into gambling so much that it sometimes happened for eight straight hours. This problem persisted with Michael during 2012. He was also caught for drinking and driving near a casino in Maryland, where he was probably stressed after a straight eight hours of continuous gambling. His life had become very stressed as he wasn’t used to losing and was desperate to win no matter what it had cost. This kept pushing him to despair. Somehow with the help of his friends and close ones, he came out of the gambling habit and now is leaving a peaceful and comfortable life. 3. Tobey Maguire Tobey the on-screen Spider-Man is as cool and smart in the real life as he is in his movies. He took some tips from a poker player Daniel Negreanu and turned out to make a fortune of $10 million. As per his close friends, tips from Daniel who is a professional poker player helped him make over $10 million. He also participated in a World Series of Poker tournament, which was the time when he encountered Daniel who probably changed his fortune. But, Tobey’s gambling habits got him to a legal hurdle. He, with some of the other influential celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Affleck, were found to be participating in underground poker games, which are considered illegal due to the unaccounted money at stake. In the year, 2011 Tobey faced a lawsuit for organizing an illegal ring of underground poker. He didn’t take a financial loss due to gambling but a lawsuit against the Spider-Man certainly harmed his popularity. But, compared to other celebrities on the list, Tobey certainly gained a lot more than he lost due to gambling! 4. Allen Iverson Allen Iverson is a very famous professional basketball champion. The basketball player has retired now but played 14 seasons in NBA tournaments. Gambling had brought him loads of trouble for which Allen who was nicknamed as ‘The Answer’ had no answers. His case was probably the reverse of Tobey. Allen managed to lose over $200 million through gambling. Yes, you read it right — $200 million — only through gambling. This famous basketball player had received several heights in his career and received contracts of a lifetime from Reebok. However, due to gambling, he had lost a great deal of his money and was in severe debt and literally had to beg his teammates to pay off such a debt. Also, during the end of his career, he lost the lifetime contract from Reebok as his gambling debts and other negative news reports started surfacing. Allen’s wife filed for divorce and a statement by Allen read that he does not even have money to buy a cheeseburger and hence, he cannot afford any alimony. Casinos in Atlantic City and Detroit had banned Allen due to his inability to pay off his debts. This is a true story of a hero to zero only because of gambling! 5. Ben Affleck We had Ben Affleck’s name popping up with Spider-Man Tobey. The ‘Batman’ actor who will be seen in more ‘Justice League’ movies has had his share of gambling issues. His gambling venture wasn’t so beneficial as the super hit 2013 movie ‘Runner, Runner’ and is rumored to have been to a rehab center to come outside or quit the habit of gambling. His interest towards gambling is natural as he won the CA State Poker Championship in 2004. He is also fond of the game blackjack. We are not sure of the financials, but Ben was exposed to quite some mental pressure due to gambling. 6. Ray Romano Ray is an actor, stand-up comedian, and is known for the popular TV show, ‘Everybody Loves Raymond.’ He has also received an Emmy award for his role in the hit TV show. He has given his voice for Manny in the ‘Ice Age’ movies. The 60-year-old actor was one of the first actors who began receiving huge paychecks for TV shows. In 2009, he went on to produce a show called ‘Men of a Certain Age.’ The show had a character named ‘Joe’ who was a gambling addict and he tried his best to stay away from it as much as possible. It was a surprise to note that the character of Joe was based on Ray himself, which was something the actor later admitted. Ray still participates in several poker events, but he now knows about his limited skill sets and hopefully is only doing so for fun or as a leisure activity. He isn’t going to casinos now and prefers online poker and similar gambling in smaller amounts. As revealed in the TV series based on Ray himself, he used to seek help from different people anonymously when the gambling debt took over his financial peace. 7. Joe Francis Joe Francis the ever so controversial film producer named for many controversies and publicities. The businessman had been accused by several actresses for casting couch and inappropriate behavior. He is best known for the ‘Girls Gone Wild’ series. Wynn Hotels and others have filed a legal suit against him for unpaid gambling debts. Allegedly or surprisingly, the debt of over $2 million Wynn was given a discount of about 30 percent. 8. John McCain John is a sort of political celebrity in the United States as a senior senator in the state of Arizona. At over 80 years of age, John was a Republican candidate in the 2008 elections against Barack Obama. However, from sources and close friends, it was learned that John had at a time in his life been very addicted to gambling. A stretch of eight hours of gambling and ten hours of poker all are in shame where John had stretched for over 14-16 hours on the table. The extent to which he was attached to gambling was worrying and it certainly affected his choices during his senior senator regime. 9. Charlie Sheen Charlie Sheen has given us many entrepreneurs or trading goals by his role in the very famous movie ‘Wall Street.’ With a bucket of hit films and tremendous fan following, Charlie is one of the most controversial actors that the industry has ever known. He has recently surfaced for non-payment of taxes. He owes over $5 million in taxes which is a huge problem, especially for such a celebrity. He is also known for various other controversies that include drugs, alcohol, women, etc. Now coming to his gambling updates, he is known to be a huge gambling addict as revealed by his former spouse during his divorce case. Charlie was in contact with a bookie even while transporting his wife to the hospital while she was pregnant before the birth of his daughter. Clearly, gambling had gained the highest priority in his life over the welcoming of his own daughter and this certainly weakened his personal family ties. Also, the report exposed that Charlie in his peak lost over $200,000 every week — all thanks to gambling. This surfaced in 2006 and about eight years later, Charlie told his fans and the media that he has overcome gambling and doesn’t do it anymore. But controversies still follow him with tax evasion and non-payment and we hope he loses all of his bad habits soon. 10. Charles Barkley Another basketball player who has lost huge in gambling is Charles Barkley. After retirement, Charlies is working as an analyst in the NBA tournament. The 55-year-old also had been struggling due to gambling. Charles confessed to having lost about $30 million because of his gambling addiction. He also took counseling and then a break for two years from gambling but is a very difficult addiction, he is back to gambling now. Now he admits to gambling in casinos but in a much more controlled, monitored, and restricted manner. You never know, you might have new news story surfacing about a new gambling debt from Charles, as gambling is a galloping enterprise and you are always playing with trouble. Let’s Learn from Celebrities and Let’s Go Gambling Big celebrities have been in huge gambling troubles and it is certainly worthy to learn from their experiences and be as distant as possible from gambling activities. We have seen many stories and there are very few people who have made a fortune from gambling. Most importantly, we must make sure it never becomes a habit and addiction. Addiction to any activity can be very harmful and these celebrities have already experienced these issues. If people at such heights are not spared by a gambling addiction, it is very difficult for us to remain sheltered. So, to end the celebrity gambling league, gambling occasionally isn’t bad, but making it a source of income, or a habit or addiction should be avoided. [Photo Credit: Pixabay].....»»

Category: topSource: icydkMay 3rd, 2018