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Giorgos Tromaras: Greece Loses its Modern Day Hercules

Greece has lost its "modern-day Hercules," Giorgos Tromaras, who passed away on Monday at age 74 after the last fight with his ill health. Giorgos Tromaras was a wrestler, two-times Greek champion in freestyle wrestling, and one time in European...

George Zaharias and Babe Didrikson, the First Power Couple in the World of Sports

Theodore Vetoyanis, known by his ring name of George Zaharias, was more popularly known as "The Crying Greek from Cripple Creek".

Georgios Pilidis Wins Gold for Greece at Wrestling World Championships

Greek wrestler Georgios Pilidis won gold for Greece on Sunday at the United World Wrestling Under-23 World Championships, held in Serbia. He defeated Russia's Ibragim Abdurakhmanov 4-3 to claim gold in the 65kg category. Azerbaijan's Ziraddin Bayramov and Turkey's Cavit...

Greek American Wrestler Helen Maroulis Wins Bronze in Tokyo

Greek American wrestler Helen Maroulis won a bronze medal for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.

Greek American Helen Maroulis to Wrestle in the Bronze Medal Match

Greek American wrestler Helen Maroulis will compete in the Olympic women's wrestling freestyle bronze medal match on Thursday. Maroulis will face either Khongorzul Boldsaikhan of Mongolia or Fatoumata Yarie Camara of Guinea, depending on the winner of their semifinal....

Greece's Olympic Wrestler Babis Holidis Dies at 62

Greek Olympic medal winner Babis Holidis has died at the relatively young age of 62, it was announced on Wednesday. Holidis, who specialized in Olympic-style Greco-Roman wrestling, was born in Kazakhstan in 1956. He began wrestling in 1968, and ended...

Dave Bautista Returns to WWE TV for 1000th Smackdown Episode

After a four-year absence from the ring in order to pursue his acting career, Dave Bautista will be returning to WWE TV for the 1000th episode of "Smackdown". Bautista will be reuniting with some wrestling TV legends, including Triple H,...

Betty White Getting ‘Raw’ in the Wrestling Ring

Betty White is following in the footsteps of another celebrity of Greek heritage that recently visited WWE's Monday Night Raw. After Greek-Filipino wrestler-turned-actor Batista entered the ring a few weeks ago, and went on to win the Royal Rumble (he's off...

Watch Greek-Filipino Wrestler Batista’s Return to the WWE Ring!

Dave Bautista, also known as Batista in the wrestling world, made his return to the WWE last night. The Greek-Filipino wrestler-turned-actor appeared on Monday Night Raw to confirm he'll be back for more than just one match. The former six-time...

Dave Bautista to Return to Wrestling on January 20

Greek-Filipino wrestler-turned-actor Dave Bautista a.k.a. Batista will return to his roots in 2014. On January 20, the "Guardians of the Galaxy" star will appear on WWE Raw. Nicknamed “The Animal,” Bautista, who plays Drax in the upcoming Marvel Studios film, left the...