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
The Bodyslam Podcast is back in the saddle with an all new episode. This week, Atlee Greene goes solo with some of the biggest topics in professional wrestling as he discuss
- Dion Beary’s article in The Atlantic on Racism in wrestling
- KENTA and how the WWE should use him
- TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Lashley fighting for Bellator MMA. Should he fight as champion?
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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
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.
The WWE Network era produced another solid pay-per-view offering with Money in the Bank that gave us a firm direction of where we are heading this summer. There were some hits and misses throughout the evening, but John Cena winning his 15th world title left some fans disillusioned citing, “Same old #&$@*.”.
Traditionally, Survivor Series is one of WWE’s big four pay-per-view events. Debuting in 1987, the show featured primarily team elimination matches. Sadly, the fall classic has lost its luster over the last several years. The longtime fan in me will always have a soft spot for the event, especially when it aired on Thanksgiving night. 1990 is my favorite installment not only because it marks the debut of The Undertaker, but also because of the main event, The Ultimate Match of Survival. Continue reading
Tag-team matches are a staple of professional wrestling. Sadly, their divisional significance is a far cry from its glory days in the 80’s and 90’s. Often times, these matches steal the show and the prestige of being the tag team champions is the ultimate motivation. The four-man dynamic produces twice the action, which can lead to twice the drama of a singles match, especially with the implementation of double-team finishing maneuvers. Tag-team wrestling is an art form that is beautiful when done right. Many teams have held the titles over the years, but where do they rank? Who are the best of the best? Today, I rank the ten greatest WWE Tag-Team Champions of all time. Continue reading