A Nightmare on Bow Street: Live Pro Wrestling Fundraiser

-MANIACAL MEETS INSANE ON APRIL 28 IN BEVERLY, MA

Beverly, MA, April 28, 2018 – ElkMania returns to Beverly, MA with an action-packed night of professional wrestling, headlined by a thrilling All-Star Title bout between champion “The Maniacal” Jack Krueger and the meta-human super-villain, “Insane” Dick Lane.

A Nightmare on Bow Street takes place on Saturday, April 28 at the Beverly/Salem Elks Lodge, 39 Bow Street, Beverly, MA. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Bell time is 7:00 pm. This event is a fundraiser for the wonderful animals at the Northeast Animal Shelter.

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WrestleMania 34 Predictions (audio)

WrestleMania 34 is this Sunday and my old crew got together and put together a podcast where we deliver our preview and predictions for the show. Frank Dee, Adam Kohn and I talk about all the matches, stories and rumors going into the biggest event of the year. Check it out!

Does Krypton Soar?

Krypton debuted on the SYFY channel this week with a family story where the past and the present collide to dictate the future. Superman’s grandfather, Seg-El, learns of an impending threat to destroy Krypton, all to prevent the birth of his future grandson.

When I first learned of this new series, I wondered if it would only appeal to die-hard Superman fans.

I’m a die-hard Superman fan, so, that wouldn’t bother me. However, for this show to succeed long-term, it can’t just rest on the laurels of its mythology.

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Retrospective of The Last Jedi

I absolutely loved The Last Jedi. I saw it three times in the theater, recently purchased it on digital download and I’m going to buy it on Blu-ray next week. I listened to the audiobook of The Last Jedi, which expands the film’s narrative. I didn’t like it, and you can click here to read my review.

One thing that listening to the audiobook did cement was my stance on the film’s most divisive moments. I completely understand why some people are disappointed with the finished product. However, two years of rampant fan speculation and there are still unanswered questions.

Let’s discuss the most divisive moments of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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Remember When the DX Band Butchered the National Anthem?

If you have been on social media in the last twenty-four hours, then it’s hard to miss the absolute thrashing Fergie has received for her rendition of the National Anthem at the NBA All-Star Game.

It was a special kind of awful, and the most cringeworthy thing about it is that Fergie thought she completely killed it.

Being that it’s President’s Day, I’d be remiss if I didn’t talk about another poor National Anthem performance that took place twenty years ago. Continue reading

WrestleMania 34 Begins to Take Shape

While there are still two more pay-per-view events to go, the card for this year’s WrestleMania is starting to take shape. Rumors and storylines on television lend credence to the matches that might transpire on Sunday, April 8 in New Orleans, LA. Let’s look at the scenarios that will officially occur on the grandest stage followed by those that are possible.

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Be My Valentine’s Day Massacre

Artwork by barrymk100

Do you want to know how cool I was in high school? Let me paint the picture for you. It’s senior year, it’s Valentine’s Day, and instead of kickin’ it with some fly honey on my arm, I was at home watching wrestling. There was a strict pay-per-view limit in my household growing up where I could only order the big four. This event was a rare exception… I think my parents felt bad for me.

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My Favorite Matches #5: British Bulldog vs. Owen Hart

The Hart family always produced classic matches when wrestling each other. February 26, 1997, in Berlin, Germany was no exception when brothers-in-law the British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith and Owen Hart squared off in the finals of the tournament to crown the inaugural WWF European Champion.

They were also the tag team champions amidst dissension and the increasing animosity between the two suggested that Owen would be the architect of the team’s demise. Despite both men being heels at the time, no one was going to jeer the Bulldog in Europe.

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Requiem for the Intercontinental Title

The WWE Intercontinental Championship is essentially the silver medal of in-ring achievement. It’s the stepping-stone to main event glory. Behind the scenes, the title has been christened the “workhorse belt” by insiders due to its rich history of classic matches. Back in the day, IC title bouts were usually the best match on the card. The action inside the ropes often accentuated the title’s prestige.

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Goldberg: Hall of Fame Worthy?

WWE announced last week that Bill Goldberg will headline the 2018 class of the WWE Hall of Fame. Goldberg’s popularity is undeniable, however, his body of work and lack of longevity calls into question the legitimacy of his pending induction.

Former WWE writer Kevin Eck wrote an article explaining why he believes Goldberg doesn’t deserve to be in the Hall of Fame and has a valid argument. Still, the intangibles of Goldberg’s career represent more than a quantified metric of success.

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