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The Item: Career Updates, Special Appearances, Legends Update, Andrew Oye's WWE Pro Athletes Roundup, IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup

The Scoop: Recently Reported: WWE Pro athletes and IFBB Pro League athletes had career updates or made recent guest appearances at various sports, bodybuilding, physique and fitness events. The latest "Andrew Oye's Pro-Muscle Report" Pro Athletes Roundup includes a mass of athletes from across the worlds of sports and entertainment: TV stars, pro wrestlers, bodybuilders, martial artists, powerlifters and gladiators.

The "So What?": Over the weekend, in the Czech Republic, 4-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Phil Heath (who earned his fourth Sandow at the 50th Anniversary Olympia last two weeks ago) hosted a seminar at the IFBB Prague Pro Bodybuilding Championships (won by IFBB Pro Dennis Wolf, winner of the Arnold Sports Festival's recent IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Championships in Europe and the USA). Prepping for his upcoming Ferrigno Legacy Championships next month, legendary IFBB Pro Lou Ferrigno (a.k.a. TV's "Incredible Hulk") continues to make appearances at pop culture conventions, including a stop at Canada's Hamilton Comic Con, which 7-time WWE Women's Champion and WWE Hall of Fame Superstar Trish Stratus also attended. At the inaugural IFBB San Marino Pro Bodybuilding Championships (won by IFBB Pro Shawn Rhoden) in Italy, workshops were hosted by IFBB Pro Rich Gaspari, IFBB Pro Mamdouh Elssbiay (a.k.a. "Big Ramy"), IFBB Pro Larissa Reis, IFBB Pro Dennis James, and IFBB Pro Zack Khan.

IFBB Pro Branch Warren was the headlining guest-poser at the NPC Midwest Central USA Bodybuilding Championships in Omaha, Nebraska. At the NPC Natural Northern USA Championships in Lakewood, Ohio, IFBB Pro Justin Compton was a featured guest poser, along with powerlifter Mike O'Hearn (a.k.a. Titan from TV's "American Gladiators"), who guest-posed and hosted a seminar with IFBB Pro Nicole Wilkins (4-time Ms. Figure Olympia and 3-time Arnold Classic Ms. Figure International). IFBB Pro Cedric McMillan was the featured guest poser at the NPC Continental USA Bodybuilding Championships in Ottawa, Illinois. IFBB Pro Cory Mathews guest-posed at the NPC Iron House Classic Championships in McAllen, Texas. IFBB Pro Akim Williams and IFBB Pro Nick Trigili took the stage at the NPC Brooklyn Grand Prix in New York.

Andrew Oye's Verdict: Even while covering active competitors in the IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series, it's nice to check-in with updates from retired pros who remain involved in the industry. IFBB Pro Troy Alves, who last competed at the 2013 Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend and announced his retirement from competition in January of this year, hosted a competition of his own over the weekend -- the 1st Annual WPAA Troy Alves Classic Bodybuilding Championships in Glendale, Arizona. Part of his newly formed World Physique and Athletic Association, the event featured guest appearances by WWE Superstar Pro Wrestler Luther Reigns (Matthew Wiese) and Alves' friend, fit Hollywood actor Michael Jai White, a martial artist who holds black belts in seven styles (Goju Ryu, Kobudo, Kyokushin, Shotokan, Tae Kwon Do, Tang Soo Do, and Wushu) and starred in the comic-book-turned-superhero-film "Spawn."

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