It’s funny how sometimes you can set out to do one thing, and then completely turn around and do something else. I’m of the opinion that the UFC is putting on way too many shows. Interest varies across the board due to some cards boasting big name stars on the marquee while others simply have nameless faces posing as feature attractions.
With approximately forty-five events scheduled for 2014, the UFC runs the risk of over saturating the market which will lead to customer fatigue. However, what if every event was must see TV? As I was writing an article for the Camel Clutch Blog, my analysis of the situation has changed my position on the matter. There is a method to the Zuffa onslaught of shows that could pay huge dividends going forward.
The main event for Summer Slam is set. Brock Lesnar will challenge John Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Some are predicting a Lesnar victory while most feel he has no business being champion. However, it is business that is driving the decision to possibly make him the king of the mountain.
Extra, extra, read all about it. Alexander Gustafsson is out of his title fight rematch against Jon Jones, and Daniel Cormier will step in as his replacement on September 27th in Las Vegas. It’s a shame that Gustafsson is injured and will miss out on his opportunity for the time being. However, this new match up presents a plethora of possibilities. Continue reading →
The corrupt authority figure is an exhausted crutch in the storytelling that is a part of professional wrestling. While many have assumed the position, few have flourished in the role. Vince McMahon was the best in this situation because not only does he really own WWE, but more importantly, he is not afraid to show his ass…sometimes literally. I have to give props to Stephanie McMahon for her performance as of late. Triple H never shows weakness or vulnerability, so his character is easy to tune out. Stephanie, on the other hand, is doing things differently. Continue reading →
Hackivist HC | Creator: Alyssa Milano | Writers: Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly | Artist: Marcus To | Colorist: Ian Herring | Letters: Deron Bennett | Publisher: Archaia/Boom! Studios| Price: $24.99 | From my column @ Forces of Geek.com
Hacker stories are a dime a dozen, but Alyssa Milano, yes, that Alyssa Milano, has presented a fresh premise that is engaging and ties into all of the concerns we have about social media.
Our story follows Ed Hiccox and Nate Graft, who by day, are brilliant young co-founders of YouLife social networking company. Continue reading →
It took 13 years, but Sting finally appeared on WWE television in an official capacity. Albeit it was in a commercial for the company’s 2K15 video game, but it was still cool to see something after months of speculation. Gamers will be happy to have the WCW icon as a full-fledged character in the game as opposed to taking tedious amounts of time to create him. I really enjoyed this commercial. The violinists playing Sting’s original crow theme as he emerged from the shadows was very well done. I can’t get that song out of my head as I’ve been humming it since Monday. The next logical step in this promotion’s progression should culminate with an in-ring appearance. Then again, that might be just a pipe dream. Continue reading →
Robocop vs. The Terminator HC | Writer: Frank Miller | Artist: Walt Simonson | Colorist: Steve Oliff | Publisher:Dark Horse Comics| Price: $24.99 | From my column @Forces of Geek.com
I remember when the Frank Miller cybernetic crossover first hit comic book shelves in 1992. Seeing Walt Simonson’s vibrant and action filled cover made me drool in anticipation. Unfortunately, my parents grounded me for some fifth-grade hijinks which prevented me from reading comic books for almost a year. Continue reading →
The entire library of Saturday Night’s Main Events will be available on the WWE Network starting on Monday and it will give me a chance to relive some classic moments from my childhood. The show was primarily on NBC, with a two episodes airing on Fox in 1992. As a kid, I had to watch SNME on Sunday mornings because they were on past my bedtime. Sometimes, I would sneak out of bed, hide behind the door and listen to the matches since it was hard to fall asleep knowing wrestling was on. I’ve gone back and watched them all over the years, but the shows I saw during my initial fandom are the ones that I remember most.
I had the displeasure of watching a heaping pile of rubbish explode onto a movie screen called Cade Yeager Saves the World. You probably know it by its more popular name. Transformers: Age of Extinction. Let’s get this out of the way. I’m not a Michael Bay hater by any means. I’m a big fan of the first Transformers film, loathe the second one with unbridled passion, and enjoyed the third one. This installment, however, brought nothing new to the table and that’s the least of its problems.