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Shane McMahon’s Children: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

With Shane McMahon’s children being seen on WWE television a few times over the past year, fans are preparing themselves for the day that a new generation of McMahons become involved in Raw and SmackDown storylines.

Shane McMahon, the commissioner of SmackDown Live, is married to Marissa Mazzola, and they have three children together. While we didn’t know much about them a few years ago, the young McMahons have been seen with their father at several WWE events since Shane made his return in 2016.

Here’s what you need to know about Shane McMahon’s three children.


1. They Range in Age From Seven to 13

Shane McMahon’s sons range in age from seven to 13 years old.

His oldest son, Declan James, was born on February 13th, 2004 and is now 13 years old. His middle child is Kenyon Jesse, who was born on March 26th, 2006 and is now 11 years old. Finally, his youngest son is Rogan Henry, who was born on January 20th, 2010 and is now seven years old.

While Shane McMahon has three boys, Shane’s sister Stephanie McMahon has three girls: Aurora Rose, Murphy Claire, and Vaughn Evelyn.


2. They Accompanied Their Father to the Ring at WrestleMania 32

The first time most WWE viewers were introduced to Shane McMahon’s sons was at WrestleMania 32.

That year, Shane McMahon had a match against The Undertaker, and he was accompanied to the ring by his three sons. Shane first entered and did his signature dance, and he was shortly followed by his kids, all of whom were wearing identical jerseys, sneakers, and who proceeded to do their best impression of their father’s dance moves.

During this storyline with Shane McMahon, it was repeatedly stated that the future of the WWE was being threatened with Shane’s match, and bringing out Shane’s kids served to heighten the stake. Leading up to the match, Vince McMahon told Shane that his children would have to see their father fail at WrestleMania.

After accompanying their father to the ring, Shane’s kids watched the match with their mother, Marissa Mazzola, and their grandmother, Linda McMahon.


3. His Son Was Seen Chanting ‘Bulls—!’ at an NXT Event Last Year

Shane McMahon’s son drew some attention last year when he joined in on a “this is bulls—!” chant at an NXT event.

This was at NXT TakeOver: Dallas in April 2016. Declan James was seen joining in on the chant while sitting with his grandmother, Linda McMahon, and his aunt, Stephanie McMahon. Declan and the crowd had this reaction to a match between Finn Balor and Samoa Joe being stopped when Joe had a bloody eye, according to What Culture. Declan did not, however, join in on a “f— PG!” chant that broke out a few moments later.

Video of Declan chanting at the NXT event was posted on YouTube, but it has since been removed, as the WWE has blocked it on copyright grounds.


4. Randy Orton Consoled Them When Shane Was Legitimately Injured at ‘Survivor Series’

At Survivor Series 2016, Shane McMahon was legitimately injured during a match with Roman Reigns, and after this happened, Randy Orton broke character to console Shane’s wife and children.

Orton later said on Twitter that because he’s a father himself, he knows what it’s like to have your kids there when something goes wrong in the ring.

Orton revealed in an interview with CBS Sports in December exactly what he told Shane’s kids.

“I told them their dad was a champ and he was a tough dude, and he’s fine, and it’s just part of what we’re doing right now, kids,” Orton explained. “Don’t worry about it. And they smiled and the wife was happy, and everything was cool.”


5. They Recently Visited the White House

Shane McMahon’s children recently had the unique experience of visiting the Oval Office and spending time with the president of the United States.

That’s because their grandmother, Linda McMahon, was being confirmed as administrator of the Small Business Administration. Vince, Stephanie and Shane McMahon joined Linda in the White House for the swearing in, and both Shane and Stephanie’s children were there as well.

President Donald Trump, of course, is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame, and at WrestleMania 23, he shaved Vince McMahon’s head in front of 80,000 WWE fans. When the McMahon family took a photo with the president in the Oval Office, they had Stephanie McMahon’s children hold up a picture of Trump at WrestleMania.

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Jessica Lockhart, Chris Jericho’s Wife: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Chris Jericho and his wife Jessica have three kids, one son and two daughters. (Facebook/Jessica Lockhart Irvine)

Chris Jericho, one of the greatest WWE superstars of all time, will be facing Kevin Owens at WrestleMania 33.

This comes after a months-long storyline in which Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens were best friends, only for Owens to betray Jericho on Monday Night Raw. Jericho is the current United States Champion, and that title will be on the line at WrestleMania.

Jericho has been married for 17 years, and he has three children. Here’s what you need to know about his wife, Jessica Lockhart.


1. They Met Through WCW Wrestler Disco Inferno

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Chris Jericho and his wife met at a Japanese restaurant. (Facebook/Jessica Lockhart Irvine)

Chris Jericho has Glenn Gilbertti, a.k.a. Disco Inferno, to thank for meeting his wife Jessica Lockhart.

Jericho explains in his book A Lion’s Tale that he met his wife in Tampa, Florida, where he was performing with World Championship Wrestling. He and his fellow wrestlers frequently went to a Japanese restaurant in Tampa after shows, and one night, Jericho noticed his coworker, Disco Inferno, talking to “a breathtakingly beautiful blonde.” As Jericho was staring at her, she glanced over at him.

“When our eyes locked, I was completely enchanted,” he writes.

Jericho asked Disco Inferno who the woman was, and he said that she was a friend of his.

“When I heard the magic word ‘friend,’ the race was on and I insisted that he introduce us,” Jericho writes. He did and we didn’t stop talking until the restaurant closed hours later.”

Jericho says that they exchanged numbers and by the time he got home that night, she had already left a message on his answering machine.


2. After They Met, They Spoke Over the Phone for Several Weeks

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Chris Jericho met his wife Jessica when they were going to high school together in Canada. (Facebook/Jessica Lockhart Irvine)

After Chris Jericho and Jessica Lockhart met at that Japanese restaurant, it was quite some time before they saw each other again.

After all, Jericho was constantly on the road performing with World Championship Wrestling. Also, as Jericho explains in his book A Lion’s Tale, the very next day after they met, Jessica went up to her father’s cabin in northern Minnesota for three weeks.

However, Chris and Jessica spoke over the phone every day for the next few weeks.

“[T]he daily conversations helped us build a strong foundation for our relationship,” Jericho writes in his book. “We got to know each other well before anything physical happened. It was the exact opposite of the way most relationships begin and showed us that we had something special.”

Jericho says that by the time Jessica returned home from Minnesota, “she was already my girlfriend even though I’d kind of forgotten what she looked like. When I saw her again, she was more beautiful than I remembered and we’ve been together ever since.”


3. They Were Married in 2000 & a Fan Attended Their Wedding

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Chris Jericho was married in 2000. (Facebook/Jessica Lockhart Irvine)

Jessica Lockhart and Chris Jericho were married in 2000.

In A Lion’s Tale, Chris Jericho talks about a Japanese fan named Masa who “was the most dedicated wrestling fan I’ve ever met, so much so that he learned English so that he could speak to wrestlers.”

Jericho says that Masa introduced himself when Jericho was in Japan with WCW, and he offered to help him with anything he needed.

“I took him up on his offer and we became good friends – he even attended my wedding,” Jericho says.

Chris Jericho’s best man at the wedding was Lenny St. Claire, a Canadian professional wrestler who performs under the ring name Dr. Luther, according to Jericho’s book The Best in the World: At What I Have No Idea.


4. She Wasn’t There to Witness Him Win the Undisputed Championship Because He Wasn’t Sure He Would Really Win

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Chris Jericho and his wife Jessica. (Facebook/Jessica Lockhart Irvine)

As Jericho explains in his book The Best in the World: At What I Have No Idea, it is tradition for wrestlers to invite their families to come see shows where they are to win a championship belt.

However, in 2001, when Chris Jericho became the first ever Undisputed WWF Champion, his wife Jessica was not there. That’s because Jericho wasn’t sure until the day of the show that he was going to win.

“I wasn’t told for sure until the day of the show that I was going over…so I didn’t have the chance to fly Jessica or my dad in to witness it,” he writes.


5. They Have Three Children

Chris Jericho and Jessica Lockhart have three children.

Their youngest is Ash Edward Irvine, their son who was born in 2003. They also have two twin daughters, SiSi and Chey, who were born in 2006. Anyone who listens to Jericho’s podcast Talk is Jericho will know them well, as Jericho’s three kids have all appeared on the show.

Ash is a self-described fish expert, and that’s usually what he talks about on Talk is Jericho; he has appeared on the show several times for Shark Week. Ash says that when he grows up he wants to be a ichthyologist, a person who studies fish and sharks.

Jericho’s daughters SiSi and Chey have a YouTube channel called Sisi & Chey Vlogs and Videos. Their subscriber count shot up after they appeared on Talk is Jericho and plugged the YouTube channel.

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Wanda Ferraton, Bill Goldberg’s Wife: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Bill Goldberg with his wife, Wanda Ferraton, in the pressroom of Spike TV’s “Guys Choice” awards in 2007. (Getty)

Thirteen years after they faced off at WestleMania XX, Bill Goldberg and Brock Lesnar will have a match at WrestleMania 33 with the Universal Championship on the line.

Goldberg unexpectedly returned to wrestling last year after a lengthy absence, and he has said that part of the reason for that was so his wife and son could get to see him perform. Goldberg got married and had a son after he left the WWE.

So who is Wanda Ferraton, Bill Goldberg’s wife, and how did the two of them meet? Here’s what you need to know.


1. She is a Former Stunt Double

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Wanda Ferraton is a former stunt double. (CNBC)

Like her husband, Wanda Ferraton has worked in the entertainment industry.

She is a former stunt double who was active from 2000 to 2005. One of the most well-known films she worked on was Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning, the third film in the Ginger Snap series.

She also worked on the Drew Barrymore movie Skipped Parts, the James Van Der Beek movie Texas Rangers, and the Bill Murray movie Speaking of Sex.

Ferraton retired following her marriage to Bill Goldberg, although appeared on screen in a very minor role in Half Past Dead 2, a movie that starred her husband.


2. They Met on the Set of the Killer Santa Movie ‘Santa’s Slay’

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Bill Goldberg and his wife, Wanda Ferraton, arrive to A&E Television Networks Upfront celebration in 2005. (Getty)

When Wanda Ferraton met her future husband, he was dressed as a killer Santa Claus.

That’s because Ferraton was working as a stunt double on the movie Santa’s Slay, a comedy/horror film starring Bill Goldberg as a murderous demon Santa. Goldberg explained in an interview with Good Morning Football (via Wrestling Inc.) that he met Ferraton while shooting a scene where he’s dangling on a swing in a strip club.

Goldberg said, “I couldn’t even look up at her and she taps me on the shoulder and she goes ‘are you alright, buddy?’ And I said ‘yeah, I’m fine’ but I couldn’t look up, obviously, and she says ‘usually before a guy and I get this close he buys me a beer first’. And I look up at her and I said, ‘I love you.’”


3. They Were Both in a Relationship When They First Met

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Bill Goldberg and his wife, Wanda Ferraton, at the premiere of The Longest Yard at the Chinese Theater in 2005. (Getty)

During an interview on Jay Leno’s Garage, Bill Goldberg and Wanda Ferraton explained that they were both in relationships when they first met on Santa’s Slay.

“I had an awesome guy,” Ferraton said. “And I broke up with him that night and said, ‘Nope. If I can feel this way about someone else that quickly, I’m not in the right relationship.’ It was that quick.”

Goldberg said that he knew from the moment he saw Ferraton that he had to ask her out on a date.

“If I did not ask her to go to dinner with me, I would have regretted it for the rest of my life,” he said. “So you don’t know until you try, and I went out on a limb.”

Three and a half months after they met, Goldberg asked Ferraton to marry him, and the wedding took place in 2005.


4. She Appeared on an Episode of ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ Driving a Car From Her Childhood

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Wanda Ferraton speaks to Jay Leno on an episode of ‘Jay Leno’s Garage.’ (CNBC)

On a November 2016 episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, Bill Goldberg appeared with his wife, Wanda Ferraton, and Ferraton talked about her love of cars.

During the show, she is seen driving a black 1970 Pontiac Trans Am.

“Every stunt woman has to have a 650 horsepower Trans Am,” Goldberg said.

Goldberg and his wife collect cars, and when asked if there’s any car that is particularly special, Ferraton pointed to a 1967 Mercury truck, which she says she has been driving since she was 9 years old.

“It was our farm truck,” she said. “And all of us kids learned how to drive in that truck.”


5. They Have a Son, Gage

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Bill Goldberg and his son during an episode of Monday Night Raw. (WWE/USA Network)wwe

Bill Goldberg and Wanda Ferraton have one son together: Gage, who is 10 years old.

When Goldberg returned to the WWE last year, it was the first time his son ever got to see his father perform.

“I never thought I’d be in this ring again,” Goldberg said during his Monday Night Raw return. “So thank you for the humble return. What makes it so special is that my wife and my son are here to see me live for the first time ever.”

Since then, Bill Goldberg’s wife and son have been with him for every performance, with the WWE cameras often showing them in the crowd.

So could Gage follow in his father’s footsteps and become a WWE superstar one day, just like Charlotte Flair followed her father Ric Flair? Well, not if Goldberg has anything to say about it; he has said that he doesn’t want his son to join the WWE, citing the fact that Vince McMahon is very difficult to work with.

“One thing’s for sure, I’ll buy a company and have him work for me before he went into the WWE,” Goldberg told TMZ.

Goldberg lives with his wife and son in Bonsall, California.

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WWE WrestleMania 33: Matches & Predictions

WWE is heading back to a much warmer destination for this year’s “Showcase of the Immortals.”

WrestleMania 33 will emanate from Orlando, FL’s Camping World Stadium. Fans will be treated to the “Ultimate Thrill Ride” of wrestling cards as Raw and SmackDown Live’s finest go to war. Goldberg will defend his newly won Universal Championship against his fiercest rival, Brock Lesnar. Bray Wyatt will take on his former ally Randy Orton in a match for the WWE Championship. Roman Reigns will attempt to get rid of the old guard as he does battle with The Undertaker. These three bouts and the rest of the stacked card are all WrestleMania worthy in our eyes.

As we get closer and closer to WWE’s biggest show of the year, let’s bask in all its hype by breaking down our predictions for each matchup.


Neville (c) vs. Austin Aries (WWE Cruiserweight Championship)

Predictions & Winner: This is quite the shock! The internet wrestling rumor mill had us geared up for a multi-man ladder match featuring the best of the Cruiserweight Division. But to our surprise and satisfaction, a one-on-one bout has been signed for the Cruiserweight Championship. Austin Aries recovered from the injury he suffered while in NXT (we’re going to miss his commentary, though…) and now he’s ready to take on the king of the division, Neville. This is much more preferable than the ‘Mania ladder match for a title that throws a bunch of guys in with no real storyline behind it. This grudge match has been built up solidly and its turned into one of our most anticipated matches of the show. This will no doubt be an impressive bout (especially if it’s given 10+ minutes). Neville has enjoyed a pretty good reign as champion and we honestly don’t see it coming to a close just yet. We’re going to pick Neville as the winner here, but “Double A’s” gonna stay in the mix with him until the next PPV.


WWE SmackDown Live Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss to Defend Against All SmackDown Women Who Are Available to Compete

Update: SURPRISE!!! Well, not really since Naomi’s shocking ‘Mania 33 appearance (WHICH SHOULD HAVE BEEN SAVED AS A SURPRISE!) won’t be a thing. She’s officially been entered into this match now that she’s recovered from her injury. We’re still picking her as the winner of this one, though.

Predictions & Winner: It sucks that Naomi had to relinquish the SmackDown Live Women’s Championship due to a nagging injury. We figured she’d get a good run with the title, but that dream scenario got cut short before it could really get going. The title landed back in the hands of Alexa Bliss, but she’s heading right into a huge challenge at ‘Mania 33. Daniel Bryan made it clear that Bliss has to defend her division’s top prize against every SD Live women’s competitor. So with Alexa Bliss and Naomi (just wait because we’re going to speak on her inclusion later…), that leaves:

– Becky Lynch
– Carmella
– Eva Marie
– Mickie James
– Natalya

Our gut’s telling us that Naomi will make a surprise re-appearance since ‘Mania 33 hails from her home state. It makes the most sense for her to come back as the conquering hometown hero and reclaim her spot as the rightful queen of SD Live’s Women’s Division. So that’s the result we’re predicting will occur before our very eyes here. Her healing process occurred in February and is slated to last two months, but we’re still expecting her to come back early. Naomi will show up, shock the crowd, surprise the champion and leave with the title back around her waist.


Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson (c) vs. Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. Cesaro and Sheamus (Triple Threat Ladder Tag Team Match for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship)

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Predictions & Winners: In all honesty here, we haven’t been that intrigued in the tag team division on Raw and SD Live. There just isn’t a whole lot of good feuds or standout matches to look back on since the brand split birthed each tag team roster. Enzo and Cass have cooled off in our eyes, Cesaro and Sheamus are just…there and Gallows & Anderson still feel like damaged goods at this point. Throwing all three teams into a Triple Threat Tag Team Match like this is fine, we guess. We don’t care too much about who will capture the titles, but we’ll still make a pick here – Enzo and Cass will get the big babyface pop when they get the W! So yeah, the super charismatic good guys will FINALLY win the Raw Tag Team Championship after several failed title shots.


Chris Jericho (c) vs. Kevin Owens (WWE United States Championship)

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Predictions & Winner: This “friends turned enemies” feud has been built up ever so nicely ever since JeriKO became a thing. While Owens’ run as Universal Champion left a lot to be desired, we still enjoyed the comedy styling of an always surly Owens and happier than usual Jericho. Owens’ turn on Jericho during their surprisingly entertaining celebratory segment hurt us more than expected. That’s why we’re so invested in watching this huge grudge match go down. Jericho tends to go that much harder in the ring when he’s on the ‘Mania stage. And Owens is one of the best wrestler’s on the Raw brand, so we know he’s prepared to do that once more. This one’s going to be a war. After the dust finally settles, only one proud Canadian will walk away as the victor – Y2J! Owens’ dastardly act against Jericho has to lead to witnessing such a vile man getting his comeuppance. And that rightful revenge from Jericho is what we’re expecting to see here.


4th Annual André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

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Predictions & Winner: Okay, so here’s the lineup of participants entering the 4th iteration of this annual battle royal:

– Mojo Rawley
– Apollo Crews
– Big Show
– Curt Hawkins
– Braun Strowman
– Goldust
– R-Truth
– Primo
– Epico
– Curtis Axel
– Bo Dallas
– Jinder Mahal
– Sami Zayn
– Fandango
– Tyler Breeze
– Dolph Ziggler
– Rhyno
– Heath Slater
– Jason Jordan
– Chad Gable
– Jey Uso
– Jimmy Uso
– Mark Henry
– Sin Cara
– Titus O’Neil
– Konnor
– Viktor
– Kalisto
– Aiden English
– Simon Gotch
– Tian Bing

So of course the giants who’re a part of this massive brawl will dominate. And it’s a safe bet that one of them will make it to the final roundup of guys left battling in the ring. Let’s just keep it a buck with each other – we all know who’s walking out of this matchup as the newest trophy holder. The bearded badass with the theme music that starts with a blood curling roar – BRAUN STROWMAN! He’s been built up all year as an unstoppable beast. His loss against Reigns at Fastlane 2017 didn’t deter his push too badly, but this battle royal win could heal all the booking wounds he still took from that feud with Reigns. Braun’s our guy here!


Seth Rollins vs. Triple H (Non-Sanctioned Match)

Predictions & Winner: Remember the last time Triple H got himself involved in a Non-Sanctioned Match? It was against his best friend turned enemy HBK and turned out be one of the best matches of 2002. With Seth Rollins stepping into the role of HBK this time around, we’re expecting a violent battle on par with the one contested at SummerSlam 2002. Rollins’ surgically repaired knee will be a huge hindrance to him, no doubt. But the added adrenaline and bright lights of ‘Mania 33 will cause him to step up to the plate and fight his heart out. HHH and Rollins are no longer the unstoppable Authority combo they used to be thanks to HHH’s backstabbing turn. So now they’ll get the chance to physically act out their grievances during this battle with relaxed rules. Expect a lot of weapons getting thrown around and some outside interference. So here’s the thing – remember when Finn Balor got injured after his match with Rollins at last year’s SummerSlam? That event will play a huge part in how this match unfolds. After Samoa Joe and Sami Zayn’s interference subsides, Finn will then make a shocking appearance. To do what, exactly? He’ll jump all over Rollins as revenge for sustaining an injury from him and then pledge his allegiance to the main who hired him in the 1st place. HHH will get the win while his newest ally will begin a new feud with Rollins when he’s good and healthy. Finn, Gallows and Anderson vs. Rollins and whoever decides to roll with him will be one of Raw’s biggest summer storylines.

WWE WrestleMania 33: Our Post-Show NXT Main Roster Call Up Predictions

Every year, we look forward to the NXT roster members who get the call up to Raw and SmackDown Live. These are our 2017 predictions for who’ll make the big move.

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Brad Maddox: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Brad Maddox is the former general manager of Monday Night Raw. (WWE.com)

Explicit photos and videos of Saraya-Jade Bevis, known in the WWE as Paige, were recently leaked online, and rumors are now swirling that she may not be employed with the company for much longer.

At the center of all of this is Brad Maddox, a former WWE employee who was married at the time that these private photos and videos were taken.

So who is Brad Maddox, and what is his former and current relationship with the WWE and with Paige? Here’s what you need to know.


1. He Debuted on ‘Raw’ in 2012 as a Referee

Most WWE fans were introduced to Brad Maddox in 2012, when he became a referee on Monday Night Raw. 

One of his first major roles with the company came during the 2012 Hell in a Cell main event, during which he refereed the match between CM Punk and Ryback. Maddox interfered in the match, attacking Ryback and allowing CM Punk to pick up the victory. After the match, Ryback went after Maddox.

Maddox subsequently cut a promo on the following Raw, during which he was explained to be someone who always wanted to be a WWE wrestler but who was consistently rejected by the company, and so he concocted this master plan to infiltrate Raw by becoming a referee and then making a statement on a massive stage like Hell in a Cell. Vince McMahon then booked a match between Ryback and Maddox, with the stipulation being that if Maddox won, he would receive a WWE contract. Ryback easily defeated Maddox the following week.

A few weeks later, Maddox came back to Raw. This time, he was given the opportunity to earn a WWE contract if he beat Randy Orton, but once again, Maddox was defeated. Maddox kept getting opportunities at contracts, next by facing Brodus Clay, The Great Khali, and Sheamus, but he continued to lose. It was soon revealed that Maddox had been working for Paul Heyman, with it being implied that Heyman orchestrated the Hell in a Cell debacle to make sure his client, CM Punk, won.

After Maddox revealed this information about Heyman, he was rewarded with the job of assistant Raw managing supervisor. A few months later, when Vickie Guerrero was fired from Raw, Maddox became the new general manager.


2. He Was the ‘Raw’ General Manager for One Year

Maddox served as the on-screen general manager of Monday Night Raw for one year.

Before long, Maddox teamed up with Randy Orton, and Maddox helped out Orton by pairing his two rivals head to head. But their relationship eventually turned sour, and Maddox was ultimately placed in a no disqualification match against Orton; Orton won that match, and Maddox had to be carried away from the ring unconscious.

At WrestleMania XXX, Maddox competed in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, in which he was eliminated by The Great Khali and Cody Rhodes. In May 2014, after a long feud with Triple H, Maddox was fired from Monday Night Raw, and he was barely ever seen on screen again.

Maddox popped up a few times in 2015, but not in any significant storylines. In August 2015, he formed an alliance with Adam Rose, but he only appeared at house shows until November when he showed up on Main Event. 


3. He Was Fired in November 2015

Maddox was released from the WWE in November 2015.

This was because Maddox referred to the crowd as “cocky pricks” during a dark match, something that Vince McMahon was not happy about.

“I had a dark match in Indianapolis and I called the Indianapolis crowd ‘pricks,’” Maddox told Rolling Stone at the time. “I didn’t think anything of it. That’s never been a bad word to me. I didn’t think it was inappropriate. Vince [McMahon] was watching and did not like it. That was pretty much the reason.”

Maddox explained in that interview that the locker room was split on this, with about half of the superstars thinking he could say it and half thinking he could not. Maddox says that he personally did not think the phrase was inappropriate at all, especially since this was a segment that did not air on television.


4. He Has Said That Xavier Woods is His Favorite Person Backstage

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Xavier Woods of The New Day. (WWE.com)

In a Reddit Ask Me Anything from 2015, Brad Maddox said that his favorite person backstage is Xavier Woods.

In the Ask Me Anything, he also talks about the fact that he frequently travels with The New Day and that Big E is very funny in real life.

One of the recently-leaked videos appears to feature Xavier Woods having sex with Paige while Brad Maddox films them.


5. He Is Married & Has Two Kids

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Brad Maddox is married with kids. (WWE.com)

At the time that these pictures and videos with Paige were taken, Brad Maddox was married.

Very little is known about his home life, but in his 2015 Reddit Ask Me Anything, he says that he has a wife, a three-year-old child, and another child on the way.

Xavier Woods is married, and in December 2016, his wife, Jess Watson, announced she is pregnant.

Paige is now dating former WWE superstar Alberto Del Rio.

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WWE ‘Monday Night Raw’ Match Results & Spoilers March 20th

Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman will fight on ‘Raw’ this evening. (WWE.com)

A new episode of Monday Night Raw is currently airing live on the USA Network. Here’s what’s happened so far:

11:00 – Roman Reigns fights Braun Strowman. At the end of the match, The Undertaker suddenly appears. He attacks Braun Strowman and then gets speared by Roman Reigns. Roman leaves victorious.

10:52 – Backstage, Braun Strowman says he’s gong to destroy Roman Reigns.

10:29 Austin Aries defeats Tony Nese.

10:15 Cesaro and Sheamus defeat Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson and Enzo Amore and Big Cass. This means they will keep their match at WrestleMania.

9:58 – Michael Cole interviews Triple H. Triple H says that he’s disappointed he can’t fight Seth Rollins at WrestleMania. He says that Seth Rollins became consumed with the crowd’s affection, and for that reason, the crowd is to blame for all of Rollins’ injuries.

Triple H then gives Michael Cole WrestleMania tickets for Seth Rollins to have, so that Rollins can still go to WrestleMania. But then Triple H seems to change his tune, suggesting that maybe there’s still a way for him and Rollins to have a match. Triple H says that if Seth Rollins really wants to have a match, they can have a match, because that’s what the crowd wants, even if he’s not medically cleared to compete. Triple H says that if Rollins wants this, he should accept his challenge on next week’s Raw. 

9:40  Nia Jax defeats Bayley. This means she will be added to the WrestleMania Women’s Championship match.

9:37 – Backstage, Stephanie McMahon tells Cesaro and Sheamus that they have to earn their spot at WrestleMania again by facing Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson and Enzo Amore and Big Cass. If they lose, they lose their WrestleMania match.

9:27 – Backstage, Roman Reigns again says that this is his yard now.

9:21 – After the match, Brian Kendrick asks where Akira Tozawa is. That’s a rhetorical question, because he reveals that he stole Akira Tozawa’s passport after finding it in the locker room.

9:18  Brian Kendrick defeats TJ Perkins.

9:01 – Chris Jericho hosts an episode of The Highlight Reel. He shows the audience the “real” Kevin Owens: he puts up a photo on the TitanTron of Kevin Owens at 16 in his parents’ basement wearing a Y2J shirt. He also shows a Twitter DM conversation he had with Owens in 2014 in which Owens asked Jericho for advice on how to succeed in the WWE. Jericho says that he was never Kevin Owens’ friend: he’s his idol.

Jericho is about to add Kevin Owens’ name to the list when Samoa Joe enters. Jericho is distracted, and suddenly, Kevin Owens attacks him from behind. Owens then tears up the list and throws it at Jericho.

8:58 – Bayley expresses disappointment with Stephanie McMahon over how she treated Mick Foley. Stephanie books her in a match with Nia Jax. If Nia wins, she will be added into the Women’s Championship match at WrestleMania.

8:49 Charlotte defeats Dana Brooke.

8:41 – A video package shows Seth Rollins in rehab. A doctor joins the commentators on satellite and says that Seth Rollins is doing well but that he won’t be ready for WrestleMania. In fact, Rollins won’t be back in the ring for several months, he says.

8:37 – Backstage, Mick Foley thanks Sami Zayn for standing up for him. Zayn says he can’t believe Foley is leaving, and he says that everyone on Raw needs him. Foley gives him a hug.

Foley starts to leave, and he runs into Cesaro and Sheamus. They thank Foley for believing in them. Foley continues on, and he runs into Bayley, who gives him a hug.

Finally, Foley encounters Triple H, who stares him down and tells him to have a nice day.

8:19  Samoa Joe defeats Sami Zayn by submission. 

8:00 – Mick Foley enters. He pulls out a piece of paper and starts reading from it. It’s a statement in which he apologizes to Triple H and Stephanie McMahon and says that for the good of the WWE, he is taking a leave of absence.

He then rips up the cards and starts yelling, implying that he was forced to read this statement. His mic is cut off, though.

Stephanie McMahon enters. She says that she had to give him index cards because he can’t get anything right and she wanted to give him a chance to say goodbye. She also says that Foley doesn’t care about the company, he only cares about being liked. Finally, she tells Foley’s he’s fired. Foley starts to leave, when…

Sami Zayn enters. He tells Stephanie McMahon that what she’s doing to Foley is wrong, but nobody has the guts to tell her she’s wrong to her face. Stephanie encourages him to leave, but he refuses.

Samoa Joe enters. Stephanie McMahon books a match between Samoa Joe and Stephanie McMahon right now.

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WWE ‘Monday Night Raw’ Live Stream: How to Watch Online March 20th

Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman will fight on ‘Raw’ this evening. (WWE.com)

Tonight on Monday Night Raw, Roman Reigns faces off against Braun Strowman. Plus, Chris Jericho hosts a special episode of The Highlight Reel, and the aftermath of Mick Foley and Triple H’s confrontation will be dealt with. Raw will air tonight at 8:00 p.m on the USA Network. For those wrestling fans who don’t have a cable subscription, there are a few ways you can watch the show online for free. Here’s what you need to do.


If You Don’t Have a Cable or Satellite Log-In That Includes USA

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Seth Rollins was attacked by Triple H on last week’s ‘Raw.’ (WWE.com)

If you’re in the United States and don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch Monday Night Raw through Sling TV, an online streaming service that provides access to select channels for a monthly fee. The service’s Sling Blue package, which includes USA, costs $25 a month. But if you’re looking for a way to watch Monday Night Raw for free tonight, you can do so with Sling’s free 7-day trial.

To sign up for Sling, follow these steps:

1. Click here to sign up for Sling TV. You’ll need to enter your credit card information when signing up, but if you cancel your subscription before the trial period ends, you will not be charged.

2. When you sign up, select Sling’s Best of Live TV Blue package, which costs $25 per month. You’ll also have the option of selecting “add-ons,” all of which come with a monthly fee but which are included in the free trial. The Best of Live TV Blue package is the only one that includes USA.

3. Download the Sling desktop app, and navigate over to USA to watch Monday Night Raw.

With an App:

If you sign up for the free Sling trial, you can watch Monday Night Raw on the Sling app, which you can download for free in the App store or the Google Play store. There’s also a Sling app for Roku, Chromecast, Nexus player, ZTE and Xbox One. Click here for a full list of compatible devices.

The service’s Best of Live TV Blue package costs $25 a month. But if you’re looking for a way to watch a week’s worth of WWE events for free, you can do so with Sling’s free 7-day trial.

To sign up for Sling, follow these steps:

1. Click here to sign up for Sling TV. You’ll need to enter your credit card information when signing up, but if you cancel your subscription before the trial period ends, you will not be charged.

2. When you sign up, select Sling’s Best of Live TV Blue package, which costs $25 per month. You’ll also have the option of selecting “add-ons,” all of which come with a monthly fee but are included in the free trial. The Best of Live TV Blue package is the only one that includes USA.

3. Download the Sling mobile app or utilize the app on your connected TV, and navigate over to USA to watch Monday Night Raw.

If you sign up for the free Sling trial you can also watch Monday Night Raw for free on a phone, tablet or connected TV via the USA app, which you can download for free in the App Store, the Google Play store, the Amazon App store or the Windows Store. When you’re prompted to select your TV provider, select Sling and enter your username and password.


If You Have a Cable or Satellite Log-In That Includes USA

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Kevin Owens betrays Chris Jericho during a segment on ‘Raw.’ (WWE.com)

If you subscribe to USA and just need a way to watch Monday Night Raw outside the confines of a television, the network makes it quite easy to do so.

On a Computer:

All you have to do is head over to USA’s official livestream page, where you’ll be asked to enter your cable login information. Once you have been authenticated with your username and password, the stream will begin, and what you’re seeing will be exactly what is being broadcast on television at that moment. Pull it up on a laptop a few minutes before showtime and you’re good to go.

With an App:

Hoping to watch Monday Night Raw on the go? Don’t sweat it; you don’t even need a computer to watch the USA network. Once again you have to be a cable subscriber, but you can view the episode live via a smartphone or tablet by downloading the USA Now app.

Once you open the app, simply hit the button in the top right corner, which will pull up a “LIVE” option. Click on that, log in with your cable information, and the exact same high-quality stream from the USA’s website will launch up on your iOS or Android device. The app is also available on Apple TV, Roku and the Xbox One.


Read Live Updates and Match Results Tonight at 8

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Dana Brooke betrayed Charlotte on last week’s episode of ‘Raw.’ (WWE.com)

If you will not be able to watch Monday Night Raw this evening, we’ve got you covered. We will be providing live updates and match results from throughout the show this evening. Head on over to our post below for a preview of the night’s events, and check back in at 8:00 p.m. Eastern for live results and spoilers.

WWE ‘Monday Night Raw’ Match Results & Spoilers March 20th

Tonight on Monday Night Raw, Roman Reigns faces off against Braun Strowman in one of the final shows before WrestleMania 33.

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Paige & Xavier Woods’ Relationship: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Saraya-Jade Bevis recently had many of her private photos and videos hacked and leaked online. (WWE.com)

WWE superstars Paige and Xavier Woods are embroiled in scandal this week after Paige was the victim of a hack and had explicit photos and videos leaked online.

One of the videos released appears to show Paige having sex with Xavier Woods while Brad Maddox films them. Paige issued a brief response on Twitter, writing, “Personal and private photos of mine were stolen and unfortunately they were shared publicly without my consent.” Xavier Woods made an apparent reference to the leak at the 2017 SXSW Gaming Awards, recommending the audience delete Twitter.

Although there have previously been rumors about a backstage romance between Paige and Brad Maddox, never have there been similar rumors about Paige and Xavier Woods. So what has been the relationship between these two WWE superstars? Here’s what you need to Know.


1. She Has Been a Guest on Woods’ Show UpUpDownDown

Paige has been a guest on Xavier Woods’ video game YouTube show UpUpDownDown, as have many other WWE employees.

During her first appearance, Paige played Beavis & Butt-Head on the SNES. She says a number of things in the video that end up getting censored, with Woods saying that viewers will have no idea what they’re talking about after all of the bleeps are added. They’re also joined by some other WWE superstars including Mark Henry, and they joke about being able to fart on command.

Paige appeared on another episode of UpUpDownDown in May 2016, where she plays EA Sports UFC 2.

Although the timeline of events is somewhat unclear, both of these appearances would likely have taken place after the leaked video was filmed.


2. They Played Twister in a 2016 WWE YouTube Video

In another old YouTube video that is suddenly gaining a significant amount of attention, Paige and Xavier Woods once played Twister together.

This was for a “WWE game night” video produced for the WWE’s online website and YouTube channel. They play the game along with Big E and John Cone, and it comes down to Paige and Xavier Woods, with Paige ultimately being the winner.

At one point in the video, Paige is kneeling down in front of Xavier Woods, and he says, “This is familiar.” They both laugh, although the comment is overlooked, as Big E is eliminated from the game at that exact moment.

This video has been viewed many more times over the past few days, with dozens of users writing comments reading into everything Paige and Xavier Woods do and say in it.


3. They Also Appeared Together on Smosh Games

Paige and Xavier Woods also appeared together in a March 2015 Smosh Games YouTube video.

In the video, Xavier Woods, Paige, Seth Rollins, and Daniel Bryan play Gang Beasts. At the very beginning of the video, Xavier playfully grabs Paige’s shoulder, and Seth Rollins seems to look over in their direction and shake his head. However, there’s quite a lot of activity in the video, and so it’s not totally clear what he is shaking his head in response to.

Once again, this video is now being looked back on by fans and overanalyzed.


4. They Have a Secret Handshake

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Based on their social media profiles, Paige and Xavier Woods were good friends in the WWE for several years.

In an October 2014 Instagram video, the two are seen performing their own secret handshake backstage before a WWE show.

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In an April 2014 tweet, Xavier Woods referred to Paige as his girl; this was posted shortly after Paige made her main roster debut and won the WWE Diva’s Championship for the first time, becoming the youngest person to hold that title.

During Night of Champions 2014, Woods on Twitter posted his support for Paige, who that night was defending her Diva’s Championship in a triple threat match with AJ Lee and Nikki Bella. He later indicated that he was upset she lost to AJ Lee.


5. Xavier Woods is Married & Has a Baby on the Way

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Xavier Woods of The New Day. (WWE.com)

Xavier Woods is married, and he and his wife have a baby on the way. His wife revealed in an Instagram post last year that the baby is due in May 2017. That Instagram account is no longer online.

Woods and his wife, Jess Watson, are quite private about their relationship, and so it’s unclear whether they were together at the time that the Paige video would have been filmed.

According to Sportskeeda, Woods and his wife were married in October 2015. It’s not exactly known when the leaked Paige video is from, but based on the fact that the NXT championship belt is seen in another one of the leaked images, it may date back to sometime between June 2013 and April 2014. It would have to have been shot prior to November 2015, as that is the month that Brad Maddox, who is featured in the video, was fired from the WWE.

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Paige’s Parents Saraya & Ricky Knight Suggest Their Daughter is in Danger Following Leaked Pictures

WWE superstar Paige recently had many private videos and pictures stolen and posted online. (WWE.com)

Saraya-Jade Bevis’ parents Saraya and Ricky Knight have responded to the situation surrounding explicit leaked photos and videos of their daughter, suggesting that she is in danger.

The WWE superstar, who performs in-ring as Paige, recently was the victim of a hack and had several sexually-graphic photos and videos posted on the Internet without her consent. Especially because the NXT Women’s Championship belt is featured in one of the images, this has lead to speculation that Paige may be fired from the WWE.

On Facebook, Paige’s father Ricky Knight said that he is worried about his daughter’s mental health.

He also says that his daughter “has not killed anyone” but that she simply “[had] sex in a private situation between consulting adults.” He also says that Paige was “betrayed by some low [lives]” and that as her father, he urges everyone to back off.

Knight adds that it will not help if people start supporting Paige after “it’s too late,” referencing instances of the public demonizing celebrities but changing their tune after the celebrity has died.

Here is Ricky Knight’s full Facebook post:

my last say on the scandal surrounding my daughter I have just spoken to her over facebook and I am worried for her mental health or worse ffs world get a grip she has not killed anyone robbed anyone she was having sex in a private situation between consulting adults and then has been betrayed by some low lifes as her dad I urge people to back off as I say I am very worried for her it will be no good backing her when its too late like many other celebrities who have left us.

Meanwhile, Paige’s mother, Saraya Knight, said on Twitter on Friday that “unfortunately my daughter had pics and video shared from years ago” and that “my husband and I support her 100%.” She adds that Paige is at no fault for what happened.

In a recent Facebook post, she echoed her husband’s comments and suggested that her daughter is in danger, writing, “I cannot lose my little girl!” She adds that “[t]here is a broken soul here” and that she hopes that those who are bullying Paige online don’t “take from me one of my most treasured gifts.”

Here is her Saraya Knight’s full Facebook post:

I cannot lose my little girl!! The whole family has taken so much shit, being blasted from all angles. But none of this is worth it. There is a broken soul here. I am on the verge of breaking over this and I cannot deal with anymore. We are crushed. I really don’t know how much more I can take, well done to those that thought this was a great idea, well done to those tagging us in pics and videos. You have done what you wanted to do let’s hope to God you don’t take from me one of my most treasured gifts.

On social media, a number of users have sent Paige’s mother the leaked images of her daughter. Saraya Knight recently stated that she has been speaking with lawyers about this, but that tweet has since been deleted.

Saraya Knight also says that her husband Ricky is sobbing and that the business that they love may kill them.

Paige herself issued a brief statement on Twitter on Friday but has not said anything about the situation since then. She wrote on March 17th, “Personal and private photos of mine were stolen and unfortunately they were shared publicly without my consent.”

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Xavier Woods: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Xavier Woods of The New Day. (WWE.com)

WWE superstar Xavier Woods is at the center of a scandal involving a leaked video of himself and fellow WWE wrestler Paige.

In the aftermath of this unfortunate leak, fans have been speculating about how the WWE might respond and whether Paige or Xavier Woods will be in any hot water with the company. It is generally thought that Woods will not face any repercussions, as he simply engaged in consensual sex in private and was the victim of an invasion of privacy. When Seth Rollins had private explicit photos leaked online, the WWE did not respond or reprimand him. Paige’s future with the company, however, is more unclear, as one of the leaked photos depicts Paige using the NXT Women’s Championship in a sex act.

Xavier Woods is a member of The New Day, the most popular tag team in the WWE, and he will be hosting WrestleMania 33 along with his teammates Kofi Kingston and Big E.

So who is Xavier Woods, and how did he get into wrestling in the first place? Here’s what you need to know about him.


1. He Started With NWA Anarchy & Total Nonstop Action

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Before coming to the WWE, Xavier Woods wrestled for NWA Anarchy and then Total Nonstop Action.

Early on in his career, Xavier Woods performed as a character named Austin Creed, which was clearly inspired by Apollo Creed from the Rocky movies. Though he later moved on from this character, he still goes by the name Austin Creed on social media and on his YouTube channel.

While with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, Woods teamed up with R. Truth, and when Woods started wrestling as Consequences Creed, he and R. Truth formed a tag team called Truth and Consequences. 

After leaving Total Nonstop Action, Woods wrestled with New Japan Pro Wrestling for a year before joining the WWE.


2. He Signed With the WWE in 2010

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In July 2010, Xavier Woods signed with the WWE. He at first wrestled under his real name, Austin Watson, but he soon adopted the name Xavier Woods.

He made his main roster debut in November 2013, when he again teamed up with R. Truth. They remained together for about seven months but were repeatedly unsuccessful in matches and eventually went their separate ways.

Meanwhile, Kofi Kingston and Big E were in a tag team at the time as well, and they were also suffering a number of defeats. So in July 2014, Kofi Kingston, Big E, and Xavier Woods teamed up, and their tag team was eventually named The New Day.


3. He’s Working Towards a PhD

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Xavier Woods graduated from Furman University with a master’s degree in psychology and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy.

Over the past few years, he has been working towards earning his PhD in educational psychology. Woods said during a 2015 interview on the PodNasty Wrestling Podcast that he hopes this inspires kids out there to stay in school.

“[I]f there’s a kid who’s out there in the world watching wrestling, and they see me and they know I have my PhD while I was wrestling, that could possibly inspire them to not drop out of school, to not drop out of college, to go and obtain that type of educational status, and that to me means a lot more [than winning a WWE championship],” Woods said, according to Bleacher Report.

Woods revealed in a 2016 interview that he recently ran into some difficulty on his road to a PhD. He says that he was attending Walden University but that the school refused to accept his dissertation topic, repeatedly not approving it for two years. Eventually he got fed up with them and left the school, transferring to Capella University, but about 100 of his credits did not carry over.

“It’s a soul crushing thing because that’s all I’ve wanted, and so as of right now, I’m not in school, but I will go back once things ease up a little bit,” he said. “…Since I was a little kid, this is all I’ve wanted.”

On Twitter, Xavier Woods’ handle is @XavierWoodsPhD.


4. He’s a Hardcore Gamer

Outside of wrestling, one of Xavier Woods’ obsessions in life is video games.

After all, he hosts a video game series on YouTube called UpUpDownDown, which he films while on the road. He addresses viewers in the show as Austin Creed, not Xavier Woods. However, he frequently has fellow WWE stars on as special guests. Recently, he had Sasha Banks and Bayley on the show playing Injustice 2, and Stephanie McMahon also made an appearance last week.

This past week, UpUpDownDown’s YouTube channel reached one million subscribers. This prompted a number of WWE employees to offer their congratulations to Xavier Woods, including Vince McMahon himself.

In 2015, Xavier Woods got his first tattoo: the Hylian Crest from The Legend of Zelda. 

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Xavier Woods says that he hopes to break stereotypes by both being a professional athlete and a hardcore gamer.

“I think a lot of people think that since we are professional athletes that we can’t have certain tendencies that other people might have, like they try to put people in a box and say, ‘You’re an athlete, which means you’re a jock,’ or ‘You like reading books, so you’re a nerd,’ so you can’t be more than one thing in a lot of people’s eyes,” Woods told the Phoenix New Times. “Whereas I wrestled, I played football, I ran track but I also made straight As, and I also played through Final Fantasy VII like 900 times and I also love Street Fighter and I also love comic books.”


5. He Is Married With a Child on the Way

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Xavier Woods is married to Jess Watson.

In December 2016, Jess Watson revealed that she is pregnant and that her child with Xavier Woods is due in May 2017.

Very little is known about Jess Watson’s relationship with Xavier Woods, but they were reportedly wed in October 2015, according to Sportskeeda.

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