World Wrestling Entertainment champion Jinder Mahal of Calgary poses with his title belt during international media interviews in downtown Brooklyn, N.Y., on Friday. Mahal faces Japanese sensation Shinsuke Nakamura for the title at SummerSlam on Sunday. (George Tahinos/SLAM! Wrestling)

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World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Braun Strowman prepares to choke slam Roman Reigns, left, and Samoa Joe during a recent episode of Raw. All three face Brock Lesnar for his WWE Universal Championship on in a Fatal Fourway match Sunday at SummerSlam in Brooklyn, N.Y. (World Wrestling Entertainment photo)

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New World Wrestling Entertainment champion Jinder Mahal celebrates after defeating Randy Orton at Backlash in May to capture his first career title. (Ricky Havlik/SLAM! Wrestling)

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Eric Young in 2016. (Photo by George Tahinos/SLAM! Wrestling)

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The final in a series of Undertaker paintings by Rob Schamberger.

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Bobby Roode during House of Hardcore action at the Ted Reeve Arena in Toronto. (Sam Hudson photo)

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The WWE Network is FINALLY available in Canada….sort of…

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Andre the Giant talks Princess Bride, Hulk Hogan

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