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WWE Teases Meek Mill Appearance at WrestleMania 40 in Philly

Meek Mill Confirms That He Privately Apologized to Vanessa Bryant

You thought WWE and Wrestlemania was going to pull up to Philly and not include Meek Mill? The Dreamchasers seem to be in the building as WWE rolled out a promo for Meek during the March 25 episode of Monday Night Raw.

Following the debut of the clip, Meek wrote, “Wrestlemania Philly about to be turnt turnt!!!!!”

WWE Chief Content Officer, Head of Creative, and Hall of Famer Triple H commented on the message, adding, “Game on…the whole world’s on notice. @MeekMill #WrestleMania.”

You can see the announcement messages and video below.

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Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce to Open 1587 Prime Steakhouse

Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce to Open 1587 Prime Steakhouse

Kansas City Chiefs stars Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce are teaming together off the field. According to ABC’s Good Morning America, the Super Bowl champions will be opening a restaurant called 1587 Prime.

The steakhouse is titled after a combination of their numbers and will be in Kansas City. The “experiential modern steakhouse” will be partnered with Noble 33 and set for early 2025 opening.

“Working with Patrick and Travis has been incredible,” said Tosh Berman, co-founder of Noble 33. “As longtime supporters of our other restaurants, we worked together to combine their favorite elements of those experiences into what we developed for 1587 Prime. They are natural hosts and can’t wait to bring a unique modern American steakhouse experience to Kansas City.”

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SOURCE SPORTS: Jake Paul to Fight Mike Tyson at Mega-Event in Dallas

Jake Paul to Fight Mike Tyson at Mega-Event in Dallas

In a groundbreaking collaboration, Netflix and Most Valuable Promotions (MVP) have joined forces to present their first-ever heavyweight boxing extravaganza featuring Jake “El Gallo” Paul against the legendary Mike Tyson. The highly anticipated showdown is set to stream live worldwide exclusively on Netflix on Saturday, July 20, 2024, from the iconic AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Jake Paul, coming off sensational victories against Ryan Bourland and Andre August, faces his most formidable opponent yet in Mike Tyson. With an impressive record and aspirations for a world championship, Paul is set to test his skills against one of boxing’s greatest.

“It’s crazy to think that in my second pro fight, I went viral for knocking out Nate Robinson on Mike Tyson’s undercard. Now, less than four years later, I’m stepping up to face Tyson myself to see if I have what it takes to beat one of boxing’s most notorious fighters and biggest icons,” said Jake Paul. “Within just two and a half years of founding MVP, we’re about to produce the biggest fight in history, a fight in the biggest NFL stadium in the US, broadcast live, on the biggest streaming platform in the world – a testament to all we’ve accomplished in such a short amount of time. Whether you’re tuning in on Netflix or showing out in person, whether you’re team Paul or team Tyson, or whether you’re a lifelong boxing fan or watching your first fight, you’re not going to want to miss this event.

“I could not be more excited to make this amazing fight available to all Netflix subscribers alongside the hardest hitter of all time, Mike Tyson, on Saturday, July 20th. My sights are set on becoming a world champion, and now I have a chance to prove myself against the greatest heavyweight champion ever, the baddest man on the planet and the most dangerous boxer of all time. This will be the fight of a lifetime.”

Mike Tyson, renowned as the “Baddest Man on the Planet,” boasts an illustrious career as a former undisputed world heavyweight champion. His explosive power and ferocious fighting style have left an indelible mark on the sport, making him a formidable challenger for any opponent.

“I’m very much looking forward to stepping into the ring with Jake Paul at the AT&T STADIUM IN ARLINGTON, TEXAS,” said Mike Tyson. “He’s grown significantly as a boxer over the years, so it will be a lot of fun to see what the will and ambition of a “kid” can do with the experience and aptitude of a GOAT.  It’s a full circle moment that will be beyond thrilling to watch; as I started him on his boxing journey on the undercard of my fight with Roy Jones and now I plan to finish him.”

Since its inception, MVP has been at the forefront of combat sports, disrupting norms and creating historic events. Partnering with Netflix ensures that Paul vs. Tyson reaches a global audience, connecting generations of sports enthusiasts and elevating the spectacle to unprecedented heights.

“Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson is a once in a lifetime dream matchup and I anticipate it will be the most-watched boxing event in modern boxing history,” said Nakisa Bidarian, founder of Most Valuable Promotions. “Partnering with Netflix for this deal presents an unparalleled opportunity to bring Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson to the world on an unprecedented scale and we look forward to delivering this incredible clash of two of sports biggest names. Six generations of boxing fans will have a stake in the outcome and will be able to watch an anti-hero, Jake Paul, put it all on the line  against the baddest man on the planet, Mike Tyson. Thank you to Netflix for their vision and trust in MVP to put on this historic event.”

Netflix, known for its premier sports entertainment offerings, including acclaimed documentaries and live events, continues to expand its sports portfolio with this monumental matchup. Paul vs. Tyson marks Netflix’s third live sports event, cementing its status as a destination for sports enthusiasts worldwide.

Further details, including the co-main event and undercard matchups, will be revealed in due course. This promises an unforgettable evening of world-class boxing entertainment for fans around the globe.

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[WATCH] SOURCE SPORTS: Ma$e Says He’d Average More Points In Today’s NBA Than Most Players In The League

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On the most recent episode of It Is What It Is podcast, co-host Ma$e claimed that if he played in today’s NBA, he feels “like I could play against these n-ggas.”

Making a very bold, yet possibly realistic statement as a former high school b-ball standout, the former Bad Boy artist said after speaking about Lebron dropping 40,000 points in his career, “40,000 points is a remarkable feat. I just think it’s a cupcake league, for real. I think in this league today, if I was in top shape, I could probably average about 15, 16. I’m just keeping it real,” he chuckled. The former Manhattan Center shooting guard added, “When I ain’t make it in my generation, I felt like, yeah, it was a few n-ggas that was probably better than me. This generation? I feel like I could play against these n-ggas.”

Go to the 29:00 mark of the podcast to hear Ma$e’s commentary:

Ma$e even added his former teammate and co-host Camron to the convo, saying, “I think Killa, you coulda probably played 20 years against these n-ggas today. You woulda averaged probably about 18.”

Cam replied, “In my prime? Maybe. I’d have to work on my jump shot. They didn’t let us shoot jump shots. Crazy shit it, I had a great jump shot when I stopped playing basketball. When we played basketball, coach would almost want to assassinate you if shot a jump shot. You had to go to the basket.”

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Vince McMahon Sells Nearly $412 Million in Stock of WWE’s Parent Company

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Vince McMahon is selling nearly $412 million of his stock in the TKO Group, which owns the WWE and UFC.

The sale sof 5.35 million shares follows a November deal where he sold 8.4 million for $670.3 million.

According to Variety, McMahon owned 20.35 million shares in December, and he still holds 15 million to date.

In January, former WWE employee Janel Grant sued Vince McMahon for sex trafficking and assault. Grant states she was the hush money employee in the 2022 investigation of McMahon.

Also named in the suit were WWE and former executive and wrestler John Laurinaitis. Laurinaitis, known as Johnny Ace in the wrestling world, was accused of sexual assault. The company is accused of covering the crimes in a false investigation.

Grant revealed she signed a nondisclosure agreement in 2022 that agreed to pay her $3 million not to provide details of her dealings with McMahon. After $1 million, McMahon stopped making payments and now the suit is to obtain financial damages.

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According to The Wall Street Journal, McMahon pressured Grant into sexual acts to advance her role in the company. McMahon met Grant in their condo building after the latter parents had died. McMahon lived in the penthouse. McMahon created the “administrator-coordinator” position, which became the ire of other employees as she had a low level of work while others had “overflowing inboxes.”

McMahon is accused of using sex toys with Grant that he named after wrestlers that led to bruising and bleeding. He also passed nude pictures of Grant across the production team. In addition, Grant stated she was locked in a room by McMahon and another executive who took turns sexually assaulting her. Naming Laurinaitis, Grant stated he and McMahon restrained her and told her, “No means yes” and “Take it, bitch.” McMahon also locked her in his locker room and forced himself on her at a massage table.

McMahon also allegedly used nude images of Grant in contract negotiations with Brock Lesnar. Lesnar reportedly told Vince he liked the images, and Vince told Grant, “Part of the deal was f—ing U.” After an exchange of phone numbers, Lesnar allegedly asked Grant to send a video of herself urinating.

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The arrangement was supposed to end once Vince’s wife, Linda McMahon, found out. Instead, after enacting the NDA, McMahon forced oral sex on Grant and then attempted to traffic her to a WWE Star in March 2022.

McMahon temporarily stepped down in the summer of 2022, returning to orchestrate a sale of the company to Endeavor, merging with UFC to become TKO Group Holdings. McMahon currently serves as an executive and member of the Board of Directors.

TKO Group Holdings released a statement to Variety:

“Mr. McMahon does not control TKO nor does he oversee the day-to-day operations of WWE. While this matter predates our TKO executive team’s tenure at the company, we take Ms. Grant’s horrific allegations very seriously and are addressing this matter internally.”

A spokesperson for McMahon shared a statement to Deadline:

“This lawsuit is replete with lies, obscene made-up instances that never occurred, and a vindictive distortion of the truth. He will vigorously defend himself.”

Grant’s lawyer, Ann Callis, also served a response:

“Today’s complaint seeks to hold accountable two WWE executives who sexually assaulted and trafficked Plaintiff Janel Grant, as well as the organization that facilitated or turned a blind eye to the abuse and then swept it under the rug. She is an incredibly private and courageous person who has suffered deeply at the hands of Mr. McMahon and Mr. Laurinaitis. Ms. Grant hopes that her lawsuit will prevent other women from being victimized. The organization is well aware of Mr. McMahon’s history of depraved behavior, and it’s time that they take responsibility for the misconduct of its leadership.”

In July 2023, Vince McMahon was served a federal grand jury subpoena as law enforcement agents executed a search warrant on his home.

According to ESPN, McMahon was on medical leave following a major spinal surgery. No charges have been brought against McMahon.

The wrestling giant states the company received legal demands for documents regarding the investigation.

“WWE has cooperated throughout and fully understands and respects the government’s need for a complete process,” the company said in a statement.

According to Cageside Seats, a special committee of members of the company’s Board of Directors conducted an internal investigation into a hush-money scandal with McMahon. In their second quarter 2023 financial earnings reveal, WWE announced expenses related to the investigation cost a combined $12.4 million.

McMahon released a statement to CNBC:

“In 2022, WWE formed a special committee to review allegations of misconduct against me. That review was concluded in November 2022 following an extensive investigation. Throughout this experience, I have always denied any intentional wrongdoing and continue to do so. I am confident that the government’s investigation will be resolved without any findings of wrongdoing. I am focused on completing the recovery process from my recent spinal surgery and on closing our transaction with Endeavor, which will create one of the preeminent global sports and entertainment brands.”

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WATCH: Bow Wow and JAY-Z Link Courtside at Lakers-Clippers Game

Bow Wow and JAY-Z Link Courtside at Lakers-Clippers Game

Courtside at NBA games have long been the place where Hip-Hop elites link. During the final regular season, Los Angeles Clippers home game at Crypto.com against the Los Angeles Lakers, JAY-Z and Bow Wow greeted each other. The Clippers will move to Intuit Dome next season. Bow Wow delivered the game’s halftime performance.

You can see the moment below.

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O.J. Simpson Reportedly Battling Prostate Cancer

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O.J. Simpson has been reportedly diagnosed with prostate cancer. According to Local 10 news in Las Vegas, Simpson is receiving chemotherapy treatments.

The 76-year-old former NFL star recently hit X to dispute rumors that he is in hospice and is planning to host “a ton of friends” on Super Bowl Sunday.

Simpson moved into his Las Vegas gated community after he was released from prison in October 2017.

You can see Simpson shut down the hospice rumors below.

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Gatorade and DJ Khaled Unveil Exclusive Partnership with Gatorade iD Launch

Gatorade and DJ Khaled Unveil Exclusive Partnership with Gatorade iD Launch

In anticipation of Super Bowl LVIII, Gatorade and DJ Khaled are set to announce their exciting partnership for the launch of Gatorade iD, a groundbreaking free membership platform offering exclusive benefits to its members.

Gatorade iD provides members with personalized equipment, limited drops, and special rewards. The platform aims to elevate the experience for sports enthusiasts and Gatorade fans by offering unique and tailored perks.

To kick off the collaboration, DJ Khaled will be the first to curate his capsule collection, aptly named the “Gatorade x DJ Khaled” capsule, available exclusively for Gatorade iD members. The capsule will be unveiled during Super Bowl week and accessible on Gatorade.com.

The “Gatorade x DJ Khaled” capsule includes:

  1. Gx Bottle: Showcasing a distinctive design inspired by the vibrant energy of DJ Khaled’s hometown, Miami, FL.
  2. Gatorade Towel: Featuring a design incorporating DJ Khaled’s unique “We The Best” energy into the iconic Gatorade towel widely recognized globally on sports sidelines.
  3. Jordan Brand Hoodie: Crafted from heavyweight loopback French Terry, this fleece pullover hoodie proudly displays the We The Best and Gatorade bolt logos.

“I’ve loved Gatorade since I was a kid and to this day, I have it in the studio with me to fuel my creativity,” said DJ Khaled. “I’m so blessed they gave me the keys to create this legendary capsule. Gatorade, We The Best and Jordan Brand…we all icons and this is just proof!”

“Since debuting the Gx platform in 2015, innovations have fueled the brand’s evolution from a sports drink to a fully connected performance and wellness ecosystem. More recently, Gx Collabs first gave Gatorade roster athletes a chance to use Gx bottles as blank canvases for self-expression. We are excited to bring a personalization capability that was once only available to pro athletes to every athlete worldwide. In the future, Gatorade iD will add rewards and broader personalization to become each athlete’s curated corner of the Gatorade universe,” said Gatorade Chief Brand Officer, Anuj Bhasin. “DJ Khaled sits at the intersection of sport, music, entertainment and now, Gatorade culture. We’re extremely excited to partner with him on the launch of Gatorade iD.”

This innovative collaboration between Gatorade and DJ Khaled is poised to bring fans an exciting fusion of sports, music, and style, offering them a chance to engage with exclusive merchandise and experiences through the Gatorade iD platform.

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Gatorade and DJ Khaled Unveil Exclusive Partnership with Gatorade iD Launch

Gatorade and DJ Khaled Unveil Exclusive Partnership with Gatorade iD Launch

In anticipation of Super Bowl LVIII, Gatorade and DJ Khaled are set to announce their exciting partnership for the launch of Gatorade iD, a groundbreaking free membership platform offering exclusive benefits to its members.

Gatorade iD provides members with personalized equipment, limited drops, and special rewards. The platform aims to elevate the experience for sports enthusiasts and Gatorade fans by offering unique and tailored perks.

To kick off the collaboration, DJ Khaled will be the first to curate his capsule collection, aptly named the “Gatorade x DJ Khaled” capsule, available exclusively for Gatorade iD members. The capsule will be unveiled during Super Bowl week and accessible on Gatorade.com.

The “Gatorade x DJ Khaled” capsule includes:

  1. Gx Bottle: Showcasing a distinctive design inspired by the vibrant energy of DJ Khaled’s hometown, Miami, FL.
  2. Gatorade Towel: Featuring a design incorporating DJ Khaled’s unique “We The Best” energy into the iconic Gatorade towel widely recognized globally on sports sidelines.
  3. Jordan Brand Hoodie: Crafted from heavyweight loopback French Terry, this fleece pullover hoodie proudly displays the We The Best and Gatorade bolt logos.

“I’ve loved Gatorade since I was a kid and to this day, I have it in the studio with me to fuel my creativity,” said DJ Khaled. “I’m so blessed they gave me the keys to create this legendary capsule. Gatorade, We The Best and Jordan Brand…we all icons and this is just proof!”

“Since debuting the Gx platform in 2015, innovations have fueled the brand’s evolution from a sports drink to a fully connected performance and wellness ecosystem. More recently, Gx Collabs first gave Gatorade roster athletes a chance to use Gx bottles as blank canvases for self-expression. We are excited to bring a personalization capability that was once only available to pro athletes to every athlete worldwide. In the future, Gatorade iD will add rewards and broader personalization to become each athlete’s curated corner of the Gatorade universe,” said Gatorade Chief Brand Officer, Anuj Bhasin. “DJ Khaled sits at the intersection of sport, music, entertainment and now, Gatorade culture. We’re extremely excited to partner with him on the launch of Gatorade iD.”

This innovative collaboration between Gatorade and DJ Khaled is poised to bring fans an exciting fusion of sports, music, and style, offering them a chance to engage with exclusive merchandise and experiences through the Gatorade iD platform.

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Gatorade and DJ Khaled Unveil Exclusive Partnership with Gatorade iD Launch

Gatorade and DJ Khaled Unveil Exclusive Partnership with Gatorade iD Launch

In anticipation of Super Bowl LVIII, Gatorade and DJ Khaled are set to announce their exciting partnership for the launch of Gatorade iD, a groundbreaking free membership platform offering exclusive benefits to its members.

Gatorade iD provides members with personalized equipment, limited drops, and special rewards. The platform aims to elevate the experience for sports enthusiasts and Gatorade fans by offering unique and tailored perks.

To kick off the collaboration, DJ Khaled will be the first to curate his capsule collection, aptly named the “Gatorade x DJ Khaled” capsule, available exclusively for Gatorade iD members. The capsule will be unveiled during Super Bowl week and accessible on Gatorade.com.

The “Gatorade x DJ Khaled” capsule includes:

  1. Gx Bottle: Showcasing a distinctive design inspired by the vibrant energy of DJ Khaled’s hometown, Miami, FL.
  2. Gatorade Towel: Featuring a design incorporating DJ Khaled’s unique “We The Best” energy into the iconic Gatorade towel widely recognized globally on sports sidelines.
  3. Jordan Brand Hoodie: Crafted from heavyweight loopback French Terry, this fleece pullover hoodie proudly displays the We The Best and Gatorade bolt logos.

“I’ve loved Gatorade since I was a kid and to this day, I have it in the studio with me to fuel my creativity,” said DJ Khaled. “I’m so blessed they gave me the keys to create this legendary capsule. Gatorade, We The Best and Jordan Brand…we all icons and this is just proof!”

“Since debuting the Gx platform in 2015, innovations have fueled the brand’s evolution from a sports drink to a fully connected performance and wellness ecosystem. More recently, Gx Collabs first gave Gatorade roster athletes a chance to use Gx bottles as blank canvases for self-expression. We are excited to bring a personalization capability that was once only available to pro athletes to every athlete worldwide. In the future, Gatorade iD will add rewards and broader personalization to become each athlete’s curated corner of the Gatorade universe,” said Gatorade Chief Brand Officer, Anuj Bhasin. “DJ Khaled sits at the intersection of sport, music, entertainment and now, Gatorade culture. We’re extremely excited to partner with him on the launch of Gatorade iD.”

This innovative collaboration between Gatorade and DJ Khaled is poised to bring fans an exciting fusion of sports, music, and style, offering them a chance to engage with exclusive merchandise and experiences through the Gatorade iD platform.

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