The Bodyslam Podcast Ep 27: Hell in a Cell Recap, Roode vs. Lashley, WWE Network Subscriber Number, and More

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On this episode of The Bodyslam Podcast, Atlee Greene is joined by guest host Jason LaBonte. Jason is a former independent wrestler in the New England area who brings his insight and knowledge to the show. Topics covered this week are

– Hell in a Cell Recap

– Monday Night Raw Recap

– Bobby Roode vs. Bobby Lashley main event from Impact

– Daniel Bryan

– WWE Network subscriber numbers

and More!

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Did Ambrose vs. Rollins Deliver?

My friends and I get together to watch the big four WWE pay-per-view events and tend not to care about the other eight events, otherwise known as the B-Shows. With the WWE Network, I watch these shows even though I didn’t before. On Sunday, afternoon, I received a phone call from my friend Ryan telling me he was having a get together at his house for Hell in a Cell, again,which is a B-Show.

There was only one reason why we were getting together for a show that we would normally ignore. Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollin, in the main event, inside the Cell. This was the first feud that I had been legitimately excited for in a while. I mean, how could this match go wrong? Well, some feel the match delivered tenfold while others believe it left a lot to be desired.

I wrote an article breaking down the match for the Camel Clutch Blog titled “Gimmicks in a Cell”

Colder: The Bad Seed #1 Review

Colder: The Bad Seed #1 Writer: Paul Tobin | Artist: Juan Ferreyra | Cover: Juan Ferreyra | Publisher: Dark Horse Comics | Price: $3.99 | From my column at Forces of Geek.com

Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra’s Eisner-nominated series is back and this time, it’s ongoing baby! In the last series, Declan Thomas and his caretaker, Reece, were almost lost in a deadly encounter with Nimble Jack. Declan prevailed and his powers have become a conduit that can literally suck the insanity out of the insane. Continue reading

The Bodyslam Podcast #26: WWE Hell in a Cell Predictions & More!

The Bodyslam Podcast is back in the saddle with all sorts of pro wrestling goodness. Atlee Greene and Todd Graham discuss all of the hot topics of the week including:

- This past week’s episode of Monday Night Raw

- TNA’s Future

- Global Force Wrestling/New Japan Pro Wrestling

- Hell in a Cell Predictions

And More!

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WWE Superstars #9 Review: Legend vs. Legend

WWE Superstars #9 | Writer: Mick Foley, Shane Riches | Artist: Parris Cullins | Colorist: Laurie E. Smith | Publisher: Super Genius | Price: $3.99 | Release Date October 15, 2014 | From my column at Forces of Geek.com

There is a rumor going around that at next year’s WrestleMania, John Cena, age 37, will square off with a 61-year-old Hulk Hogan. The predetermined nature of professional wrestling allows for certain dream matches to occur that otherwise wouldn’t happen in Boxing or Mixed Martial Arts.

However, what if this match and others could happen when both men were in their prime? Mick Foley and Shane Riches give us a look, through a bizarre prism, of what that would look like. Wrestlers from different eras are being pulled into combat across a myriad of battle fields from the roman coliseum to the pirate ships of the seven seas. Continue reading

Wrestling Game StArcade: WWF WrestleMania

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It took me years to finally admit to myself that WWF’s first game for the Nintendo Entertainment System, WrestleMania, absolutely sucked. Deep down inside, I always knew it, but that didn’t stop me from playing it for hours on end. I mean, come on. You get to play as Hulk Hogan and Macho Man Randy Savage. What could go wrong? Well, quite a bit actually.

The most frustrating thing about this game for me was figuring out how to pin somebody. Every time I knocked my opponent down and drained his energy, I mashed the buttons at a feverish pace, hoping I would luck out and press the right combination. Thanks to this cool blog written by Alex Knapp over at The Johnson Transcript , I finally know how. (Hit the B button and the right D-pad)

Originally posted on The Johnson Transcript:

by Alex Knapp

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WWF WrestleMania
Year: 1988
System: Nintendo Entertainment System
Developer: Rare
Publisher: Acclaim

By the latter half of the 1980s, the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) was the unquestioned king of pro wrestling. Vince McMahon’s ambitious growth had seen the fed lay waste to the territorial promotions of old, neuter the AWA, and eventually defeat the one promotion that could compete with them nationally, Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP). The era of Hulkamania and the Rock ‘n’ Wrestling Connection was in full swing, wrestlers were appearing on MTV, and WrestleMania III had recently generated unbelievable attendance and buyrate numbers, as millions of paying fans witnessed Hulk Hogan slamming Andre The Giant (all 7,000 pounds of him, brother!).

A central component of the WWF’s success was its ability to ride the waves of the evolutions in media going on at the time. The developments of cable television and…

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Gone Girl Review

I didn’t know what to expect from David Fincher’s latest film, Gone Girl. Fincher is one of those directors whose projects gets an instant buzz because his name is attached to it. With Ben Affleck’s role as Batman on the horizon, anything he does will also garner a lot of attention and the book written by Gillian Flynn is immensely popular and was my wife’s bedside companion. Continue reading

Rocket Raccoon #4 Review

Rocket Raccoon #4 | Writer: Skottie Young  | Artist: Skottie Young  | Colorist: Jean-Francois Beaulieu  | Publisher: Marvel Comics  | Price: $3.99 | From my column at Forces of Geek.com

I have been a junkie for Skottie Young variant covers over the past couple of years now. His work on the critically acclaimed The Wonderful Wizard of Oz series laid the ground work for his writing and drawing the Rocket Raccoon series which has been an excellent pairing thus far. Continue reading

It’s Time For The IC Title To Rise

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Most people that dream of a career in athletics or entertainment aspire to be a world champion or recognized by an academy of their peers as the best. I, on the other hand, had childhood ambitions of becoming the WWE Intercontinental Champion. Sounds kind of odd, right? Someone dreaming of being second best instead of number one is not normal. The thing is, I didn’t look at it that way.

Those who watch professional wrestling enjoy it for one or all of its different facets. I enjoy it for the matches more than anything and to me, the WWE title meant you were the biggest star while the IC title states that you were the best wrestler. That’s what I wanted to be, the best wrestler and tell great stories in the ring like Don Muraco, Ricky Steamboat, and Randy Savage.

Intercontinental title matches were one of, if not, the hottest match on the card. Summer Slam 1991 was a significant moment for me as a wrestling fan. Bret Hart upended Hulk Hogan as my favorite wrestler when he defeated Mr. Perfect for the title. Their match spoke to me in a way that I can barely put into words. It was epic, dramatic on its own accord, and was simply about being the best wrestler.

The IC title was highly regarded and held such prestige. Today, not so much. It’s an afterthought at best. So, I wrote about how WWE could fix that problem for my debut article at What Culture.com where I was invited to join them as a featured columnist. I’m very appreciative of this opportunity and can’t wait to get into the thick of things. Check out 5 Ways WWE Can Make The Intercontinental  Title Relevant Again.

Raw is Rock But Not Solid: Thoughts on the WWE Product

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WWE served up another episode of Monday Night Raw that spun its wheels before it was saved with a surprise appearance by The Rock. While the great one’s appearance is just what the doctor ordered, it also highlighted some of the glaring holes in the company’s current creative direction and talent roster. Continue reading