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NXT TakeOver: War Games

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Wednesday night's edition of NXT did little to change the course of TakeOver: War Games, but managed to dot all the is and cross all the ts. Ember Moon picked up a victory over Mercedes Martinez before facing off with all three of her fellow NXT women's championship contenders. Lars Sullivan continued his recent streak of success against Raul Mendoza, only for TakeOver opponent Kassius Ohno to interrupt a post-match beating. The Street Profits picked up a win over Tino Sabatelli and Riddick Moss to open the night's action. NXT champion Drew McIntyre closed the show by calling out his challenger Andrade "Cien" Almas, but after some inflammatory words towards the challenger, Almas and Zelina Vega got the last laugh before TakeOver with a blindside attack.

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Ric Flair surprises daughter on SmackDown Live.

After winning the SmackDown Live Women's championship, Charlotte gets a nice surprise when her father, two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, comes out to celebrate with her. This is Flair's first appearance for the WWE since his illness.

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WWE has come to terms on the release of James Ellsworth. He most recently appeared on SmackDown on Nov. 7 in a match against Becky Lynch in Manchester, which he lost. It was one of only three televised matches for Ellsworth in 2017. During the rest of WWE's European tour, WWE released several videos of him absorbing attacks from most of the SmackDown women's roster. Ellsworth first appeared as enhancement talent in a match against Brain Strowman, but was later brought to SmackDown during a rivalry between AJ Styles and Dean Ambrose. Ellsworth faced Styles twice on TV for the WWE championship.

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Wrestling in Mexico, unmasked.

La Lucha Libre is the nationwide wrestling league of Mexico that is more than just a show.

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Strowman slams Kane through the ring.

Monday Night Raw ends with a bang as Braun Strowman picks up Kane and drives him through the canvas with a running powerslam.

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Ric Flair

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Flair thanks ESPN for giving WWE a platform.

On the eve of his 30 For 30 premiere, Ric Flair joins Scott Van Pelt to discuss the highs and lows of his wrestling career.

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Flair gets emotional talking about daughter.

Ric Flair says he cried when his daughter, Charlotte, won the NXT Women's Championship in 2014 because of how she overcame the death of her brother the year before.

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Charlotte Flair understood father Ric more by wrestling.

Charlotte Flair describes what it was like growing up as the daughter of Ric Flair, and how becoming a wrestler herself helped to understand the importance to him.

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30 for 30: "Nature Boy"

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30 for 30: Nature Boy -Director Statement.

Director Rory Karpf talks about Ric Flair and his film Nature Boy. This 30 for 30 presentation of Nature Boy premieres November 7th 10pm ET on ESPN.

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Flair on death of son: 'I'm not sure I've accepted it yet.'

Ric Flair reflects on the day he was informed of the death of his son.

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Dusty Rhodes was Ric Flair's favorite opponent.

'Nature Boy' Ric Flair tells the First Take crew why he liked taking on Dusty Rhodes the most.

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Flair shares excitement for new documentary.

Former pro wrestler Ric Flair is eager for fans to get a glimpse of his professional and personal life in the ESPN 30 for 30 film, "Nature Boy".

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Ric Flair addresses the crowd before ESPN's 30 for 30 "Nature Boy" preview in Atlanta. Flair talks about being in a coma, and his thoughts after recovery.

Vaughn McClure, ESPN Staff Writer
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NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12

Jericho vs. Omega

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Shocking debuts and announcements in professional wrestling in the age of social media are very few and far between, but Chris Jericho's challenge of Kenny Omega for a match at New Japan Pro Wrestling's Wrestle Kingdom 12 show ranks up there with the most surprising moments of the last decade in the industry. After Omega defeated Trent Beretta at NJPW's Power Struggle pay-per-view Sunday evening in Tokyo (early Sunday morning in the U.S.), Jericho popped up on the video screen to challenge Omega for the match. There was some social media interaction between Omega and Jericho over the last week, with the prevailing theory being a potential match on Chris Jericho's Rock 'N' Wrestling Rager at Sea cruise next October, but that match will instead happen on Jan. 4 at the Tokyo Dome.

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Chris Jericho's Wrestle Kingdom 12 match against Kenny Omega on Jan. 4, 2018 will be Jericho's first for New Japan Pro Wrestling in almost two decades. On Sept. 23, 1998, Chris Jericho and Black Tiger (Eddie Guerrero in a mask) unsuccessfully challenged Shinjiro Otani and Tetsuhito Taikawa for the IWGP junior heavyweight tag team titles. It will also be Jericho's first non-WWE match since July 1999, when he performed at a cancer benefit show for referee Mark Curtis in Rostraver, Pennsylvania and defeated Terry Taylor.

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30 for 30: "Nature Boy"

16 days of Flair facts

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We're getting closer and closer to the conclusion of 16 days of Flair facts, with ESPN 30 for 30's "Nature Boy" just five days away. Fact #11 looks deeper into Ric Flair's history with Shawn Michaels. While Flair's last WWE match, with Michaels at WrestleMania 24, is one that fans will always remember, it wasn't the only time they met in the ring on pay-per-view. Flair defeated Michaels at 'Bad Blood' in June 2003 -- albeit with an assist from Randy Orton and a steel chair. Flair and Michaels also had two other televised one-on-one matches. Flair also picked up a win over Michaels all the way back in December 1991, during his first run with WWE, on Prime Time Wrestling. Michaels' lone win over Flair before WrestleMania 24 came in February 2005 on Monday Night Raw, which was filmed in the Saitama Super Arena in Japan.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com

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GSP talks about what made Ric Flair stand out.

Andrew Feldman, ESPN.com
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30 For 30: Nature Boy

How did Flair come up with 'Woo?'

Ric Flair explains the origins of his trademark "Woo" call. 'Nature Boy' premieres Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 10pm/ET on ESPN.

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Flair had a unique personality.

Ric Flair's flamboyant personality has struck a chord with many people over the years, including ESPN's own Marty Smith and Michelle Beadle. 'Nature Boy' premieres Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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Flair's cultural impact still being felt today.

Ric Flair's popularity is undeniable and his trademark mannerisms are still being copied by athletes from all different walks of life. 'Nature Boy' premieres Tuesday, November 7th at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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Flair says 10 days on life support woke him up.

Ric Flair calls into The Dan Le Batard Show and opens up about how he ended up on life support because of daily drinking.

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The Miz explains why he roots for the Clippers and not the Lakers and what it was like to work with LaVar Ball at WWE Raw.

Arash Markazi, ESPN Senior Writer
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Clippers

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WWE Superstars The Miz, Becky Lynch, Enzo Amore and Darren Young made this young fan's year before WWE Night at the LA Clippers game on Saturday.

Arash Markazi, ESPN Senior Writer
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Angle surrounded by Smackdown Live roster.

While in the ring, Raw general manager Kurt Angle is surrounded by the members of the invading SmackDown Live roster.

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Jericho on following dreams: 'I just went and did it.'

WWE renaissance man Chris Jericho talks to SportsNation about achieving his childhood goals and continuing to do as much as possible.

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