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Former Pirates Pitcher Rinku Singh Will Report To WWE Performance Center

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WWE is getting another athlete to report to their Performance Center to begin training for a career in professional wrestling.

Former Pittsburgh Pirates minor league pitcher Rinku Singh will report to the WWE Performance Center on Tuesday, the company announced.

Singh is best known for winning the Million Dollar Arm reality show in his native India back in 2008.

The 2014 Disney move, Million Dollar Arm, storied Singh’s journey from javelin thrower to professional pitcher.

Singh commented on his upcoming stint at the Performance Center on WWE.com:

“Take a look at where I came from. When I started [playing baseball], there was nothing. Now we have 23 states [in India] playing baseball and softball. As I go through my journey at the Performance Center and WWE, it will continue to make things easier, and I’ll have millions of people in my corner. It’s going to be a fun journey.”

Singh never made it to the majors, but spent 5 seasons in the minor league posting a record of 10-6 with a 2.97 ERA.

 

 

 

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media and DiMoro Enterprises LLC. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony hosts the Anthony DiMoro Show podcast, and formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.

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Ashley Massaro Death Apparent Suicide

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Ashley Massaro

Last week news broke that former WWE superstar Ashley Massaro had tragically passed away at the age of 39, although details were not available other than her death being officially classified as “non-criminal.”

According to TMZ Sports, Massaro was found hanging in an apparent suicide, found unconscious inside of her Suffolk County, NY home early Thursday morning prior to being rushed the hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Massaro is being laid to rest in Suffolk County, and is survived by her daughter.

Former WWE superstar and MMA fighter CM Punk called into WMGM on Friday saying that he heard Massaro had taken her own life and urging anyone listening who is struggling with depression and/or suicidal thoughts to get the help they need.

 

 

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Al Unser Jr. Arrested for Drunk Driving

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Al Unser Jr.

Racing legend All Unser Jr., who wont the Indianapolis 500 two times, was arrested in Indianapolis, Indiana for drunk driving early Monday morning.

Under, 57, was reportedly pulled over in Hendricks County where officers suspected that he was drunk and he was booked around 2:30 AM and he is now facing 3 charges, according to a report from TMZ Sports.

Unser is now facing charges such as improper lane usage, speeding and operating while intoxicated, and his mug shot shows that he may not be too concerned with what went down and the charges he was hit with.

This isn’t the first time Unser has been arrested for drunk driving, as he was popped back in 2007 and again in 2011. Unser was also arrested back in 2002 following an alcohol-fueled altercation with his then-girlfriend.

Unser retired from racing back in 2007 following an amazing career.

 

 

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Former WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro Dead at 39

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Former WWE superstar and 2005 Diva Search Winner Ashley Massaro has died at the age of 39, according to a report from TMZ.

Massaro was transported from her home in Suffolk County, NY to a nearby hospital where she died early Thursday morning, per the report which cited officials. Massaro’s death is currently being classified as “non-criminal.”

Massaro was most known for her appearances at WWE’s annual extravaganza, WrestleMania, and she competed in a WWE Women’s Championship match against Melina at Wrestlemania 23 back in 2007, and then a Playboy BunnyMania LumberJill match at Wrestlemania 24 in 2008.

Massaro was the cover girl for the April 2007 edition of Playboy and also appeared on “Survivor: China” in 2007, where she was voted off in the second episode.

Massaro left WWE in 2008 but returned to professional wrestling by joining an independent company in 2017.

WWE released a statement regarding Massaro’s passing on their official website.

“We are saddened to learn of the tragic death of former WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro. She performed in WWE from 2005-2008 and was beloved by her fellow Superstars and fans around the world.

WWE offers its condolences to Ashley’s family and friends.”

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