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Legendary wrestler Scott Hall ‘Razor Ramon’ is dead

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Legendary wrestler Scott Hall a.k.a Razor Ramon has been confirmed dead, days after being placed on life support.

The WWE star died at the age of 63 on Monday, March 14. His death was confirmed by fellow hall of famer and good friend, Sean Waltman, better known as X-Pac. “He’s gone.” Waltman tweeted.

Waltman added;

“WWE is saddened to learn that two-time WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall has passed away.

“WWE extends its condolences to Hall’s family, friends and fans.”

PWTorch had reported that the wrestler who underwent a surgery last week, suffered a serious setback when a blood clot got loose,

Hall reportedly suffered three heart attacks on March 12 and was being treated at a medical facility in Georgia. Hall was reportedly still “fighting” hours after being removed from life support.

Hall’s death definitely is the end of an era given that he played a key role in popularizing the sport in the 1990s. However, he gained popularity long before that. Hall began his professional wrestling career in 1984 with the National Wrestling Alliance and went on to make a name for himself in the 1990s with World Championship Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation.

Hall was born in Maryland on October 20, 1958, and grew up in a military family that moved frequently. He attended high school in Munich, Germany. Hall’s substance usage issues were included in a WCW storyline, but he also blamed them for many arrests over the course of his nearly 30-year career.

Hall also worked for Jim Crockett Promotions, the AWA, and other organizations through the regional territory system. He eventually made it to the WWE (then the WWF) in 1992, when he rose to national notoriety as Razor Ramon, a “bad guy” Cuban gimmick based on Al Pacino’s role from “Scarface.”

He was also part of the New World Order faction alongside Kevin Nash and legendary star Hulk Hogan.

The superstar was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014 under his persona Razor Ramon. In his pre-induction video, Hogan said Hall made being the bad guy “cool”.

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Juventus give Arsenal three players in exchange deal for Giorgio Chiellini’s replacement

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Juventus are so desperate to land defender, Gabriel Magalhaes this summer and will offer Arsenal three players, according to Corriere dello Sport.

The Old Lady have identified Gabriel as a possible successor to Giorgio Chiellini, who will leave Turin this summer, and are keen to reach a quick agreement with Arsenal.

It is understood that the three players Juventus will offer Arsenal to force the deal for their 24-year-old centre-back are Arthur Melo, Weston McKennie and Moise Kean.

The report added that Juventus sporting director Federico Cherubini has travelled to London for talks with Arsenal over a deal for Gabriel.

Juventus are in the market to replace Chiellini, who is leaving the Serie A giants this summer after 17 years.

However, it’s claimed that Arsenal are demanding at least £42.4million for Gabriel.

Gabriel joined the Gunners from Lille in a £27million deal in 2020.

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EPL: Man Utd warn Barcelona over De Jong transfer

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Manchester United have made it clear to Barcelona, they will not meet their £70 million asking price for Frenkie De Jong, according to Daily Mail.

The Premier League side are keen on signing De Jong, as Paul Pogba is set to leave on a free transfer this summer.

The Barca midfielder has already been identified by incoming manager, Erik Ten Hag, as a potential option having already managed him at Ajax.

Barcelona are open to a deal, as they are also seeking funds to put together a deal for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.

However, United have informed the LaLiga club that they do not want to spend a significant part of their summer budget on signing De Jong.

Barca are looking to recoup the £65 million they spent on signing the 25-year-old from Ajax in 2019.

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Aubameyang announces retirement

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Gabon and Barcelona striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, on Wednesday, announced his retirement from international football.

Aubameyang has decided to focus on his club career.

The former Arsenal captain represented his nation for over ten years and also wore the captain’s armband

The 32-year-old appeared 72 times for Gabon, scoring 30 goals.

In a letter to the Gabonese FA, Aubameyang wrote, according to Mundo Deportivo: “After 13 [thirteen] years of pride in representing my country, I announce that I’m ending my international career.

“I would like to thank the Gabonese people and all those who have supported me in the good and the bad times.

“Sharing it with all the people was an unforgettable moment. I thank our President, his Excellency Ali Bongo Ondimba who has always supported the Panthers and has always worked for football to evolve in our country.

“I would also like to thank all my coaches, staff and the players that I have come across during this career.

“Finally, I thank my father who gave me the desire to do like him, hoping to have made him proud by wearing our colours.”

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