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WWE Legend Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan Passes Away at 73

18 September 2017 1:48 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The pro wrestling world is in mourning today after the loss of one of sports entertainment's most colorful and iconic managers and entertainers. Bobby Heenan, a.k.a. "The Brain," passed away at age 73. While no cause of death was announced, the famous loudmouth manager had been in poor health for years, after he was diagnosed with throat cancer back in 2002. He died at his home in Largo, Florida. Here's part of the WWE's statement on Bobby "The Brain" Heenan.

"WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Bobby Heenan, regarded by many as the greatest manager in sports-entertainment history, has passed away at age 73. With a career spanning more than four decades, Heenan was the "The Brain" behind some of the most prolific Superstars in sports-entertainment history. Heenan plied his trade as their mischievous manager by running his mouth on their behalf with a sarcastic wit »

- MovieWeb

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WWE Wrestling Legend Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan Dies Aged 73

17 September 2017 6:17 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

WWE wrestling legend, manager and commentator Bobby “The Brain” Heenan died has aged 73.

WWE confirmed the Hall of Famer’s passing on Sunday. His cause of death was not revealed.

Heenan, who was known as “The Brain,” had a career spanning four decades, starting in the ring as a wrestler.

Heenan successfully transitioned from wrestler to commentator and managed some of the biggest superstars in wrestling.

As a manager he helped develop the careers of stars such as Andre the Giant,Mr. Perfect , Paul Orndorff, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard and Rick Rude.

Heenan announced he had throat cancer in 2002 and »

- Chelsea White

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WWE Icon Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan Dies at 73

17 September 2017 4:30 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

WWE Hall of Fame manager Bobby “The Brain” Heenan died on Sunday at the age of 73, according to the WWE. Heenan, known for his sarcastic wit and telegenic presence, was widely considered one of the great managers in WWE history. In later years, Heenan became arguably the greatest heel TV announcer of all-time. During Heenan’s time as a manager, he managed such wrestling stars as Andre The Giant, Ravishing Rick Rude, Mr. Perfect, Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, King Kong Bundy and countless others. Heenan had been out of the spotlight in recent years as he had his jaw removed due to. »

- Umberto Gonzalez

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WWE 2K18 Roster Revealed

18 August 2017 11:43 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

WWE Games in the past have given us very extensive rosters. Now they have revealed their roster for the newest installment of WWE 2K18. Come inside and check out the currently released roster.

Past WWE 2K rosters have been extensive and full of special inclusions of superstars both past and present. This years 2K18 does not seem to be any different. From the incredible talent in the WWE, to the up and coming prodigies in Nxt, WWE 2K18 seems to giving us the best in professional wrestler gaming.

So far we have been given a look at 52 characters including the pre-order characters. Of these currently announced 52, 9 of them are brand new to the game. Recently in a roster reveal we were given a look into the current roster with a list of in game wrestlers as well as Dlc. The roster currently contains:

Akira Tozawa, Alexander Wolfe, Alundra Blayze, Andre the Giant, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (B.C.)

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‘WWE 2K18′ roster reveal & Gallows/Anderson Entrance video!

17 August 2017 9:14 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

In the first installment of the We 2K18 Official Roster Reveal, 46 WWE Superstars have been announced for inclusion in the forthcoming franchise’s worldwide release. WWE’s Renee Young and WWE Raw commentator Corey Graves, with the help of WWE Superstar Goldust, teamed up to reveal the first group of Superstars confirmed to appear in WWE 2K18.

The installment brings the following Superstars to WWE 2K18’s extensive roster: Akira Tozawa, Alexander Wolfe, Alundra Blayze, Andre the Giant, Bam Bam Bigelow, Baron Corbin, Big Boss Man, Big Show, Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt, Bret Hart, Brie Bella, British Bulldog, Buddy Roberts, Bushwhacker Butch, Bushwhacker Luke, Cesaro, Dean Ambrose, Diamond Dallas Page, Diesel, Dolph Ziggler, Dusty Rhodes, Emma, Eric Young, Erick Rowan, Hideo Itami, Jinder Mahal, Kalisto, Kane, Karl Anderson, Killian Dain, Konnor, Lita, Luke Gallows, Luke Harper, Mark Henry, Nikki Bella, Nikki Cross, Paige, Sami Zayn, Sawyer Fulton, Sheamus, Sin Cara, »

- Phil Wheat

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20 Princess Bride Quotes Still Good For Everyday Usage

14 August 2017 1:00 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Fans of the 1987 film The Princess Bride (us included) are always excited to reminisce about the romantic fantasy classic. The movie is memorable for so many reasons (like Robin Wright's breathtaking beauty, Elwes's breathtaking beauty, Andre the Giant, and R.O.U.S.s), but it may be most famous for its quotable lines. In celebration, we've rounded up the best quotes, which, incidentally, you can still use in your everyday life. RelatedBet You Forgot These Actors Were Also in The Princess BrideCary Elwes Reveals a Behind-the-Scenes Look at The Princess Bride »

- Shannon Vestal Robson

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Ric Flair: Kurt Angle Woulda Been a Dope Ufc Fighter

28 July 2017 11:46 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_d0cg6n0h"]] With The Rock revealing that he considered a Ufc career roughly 10 years ago, we wanted to know which WWE superstars have the chops to compete in a Real mixed martial arts fight. For the answer ... we went right to the Nature Boy Ric Flair -- who didn't even hesitate when he fired out one name, Kurt Angle. He's probably right ... Angle famously won an Olympic gold medal for freestyle wrestling at the '96 Games after »

- TMZ Staff

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The Princess Bride Screens Midnights at The Tivoli This Weekend

23 July 2017 6:29 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!”

Why is this such a classic line in the minds of many? I don’t know, really. But I do know that the way that Mandy Patinkin delivers it in this film has ‘classic line’ written all over it!

The Princess Bride screens this Friday and Saturday nights (July 28th and 29th) at midnight at the Tivoli Theater as part of their ‘Reel Late at the Tivoli’  Midnight series.

Believe it or don’t, but I just saw The Princess Bride for the first time in 2014 at a Tenacious Eats ‘Movies for Foodies’ event. I’d heard great things about it for decades so I’m not sure why I’ve spent so many years avoiding it. Perhaps because I was 25 when it was made in 1987 and really, what self-respecting dude would watch a movie called The Princess Bride »

- Tom Stockman

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Andre the Giant: Scary (Good) Sculpture of Pro Wrestling Icon

18 July 2017 7:24 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

What's more badass than an Andre the Giant statue? This silicone sculpture of the pro wrestling icon ... which looks so much like Andre we can't believe it ... ain't really him. It took special effects artist Trent Taft months to put this thing together ... but we gotta say, dude Nailed it. Down to every last hair (which Taft put in strand by strand, Btw), this epic tribute to the WWE Hall of Famer puts Madame Tussauds' wax celebs to shame. »

- TMZ Staff

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Street Fighter 5: Final Fight's Abigail joins the fray

17 July 2017 4:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Gavin Jasper Jul 18, 2017

The giant among giants from the Mad Gear Gang makes his move from Final Fight to Street Fighter. See the gargantuan here...

At the Evolution Championship Series, right before breaking into the Street Fighter V tournament’s top 8, they revealed the next Street Fighter V Dlc character to be released. As we’re in the second season of the game, it’s been said that everyone outside of Akuma is someone who has yet to appear as playable in a Street Fighter game before. So far this has meant a background character from Street Fighter III and a kid who showed up in a Street Fighter IV ending. Now we get Abigail, the juggernaut boss from 1989’s Final Fight.

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‘Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press’ Review: Hulk Hogan’s Gawker Trial Gets a Big, Scary Context

22 June 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Well, let me tell you something, brother: Hulk Hogan always goes over in the end. The result of last year’s tabloid-friendly trial between Hogan (real name Terry Bollea, as Jenny Slate kindly reminded us in “Obvious Child”) and Gawker may have been less surprising to pro-wrestling fans than it was to everyone else, but its long-term impact will likely be even more consequential than the Hulkster body-slamming Andre the Giant in front of 93,000 screaming Hulkamaniacs.

Read More: ‘Nobody Speak’ Trailer: Hulk Hogan and Gawker Go to War in the Court Room

Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press” isn’t as indulgent with wrestling references as that last paragraph, which is probably to its credit. Brian Knappenberger’s documentary is compelling and slickly produced in the way that timely Sundance documentaries often are, with no shortage of talking heads and trial footage assuring us that there’s nothing normal about the new normal in which we all find ourselves. Also like a lot of similar movies, the subject itself is more engaging than the filmmaking.

The plaintiff in the trial was a lifelong showman whose fame and fortune are a direct result of his ability work an audience, whether it be in an open-air arena or an intimate courtroom; one of the defendants made a massively ill-advised joke about child sex tapes. To say that Hogan acquitted himself well and his opponent did not would be an understatement.

But however self-inflicted Gawker’s wounds may have been — they chose a questionable hill to die on, and die they did — the implications of that trial are troubling, to say the least. What other casualties might follow suit in the future? This concern is put best by a First Amendment attorney interviewed here: “The reason to save Gawker is not because Gawker was worth saving,” he says. “The reason to save it is that we don’t pick and choose what sort of publications are permissible, because once we do, it empowers the government to limit speech in a way that ought to be impermissible.”

The reading of the verdict and $140 million in damages comes halfway through the film, and it’s then that “Nobody Speak” pivots to its ultimate focus: Peter Thiel and other billionaires who seek to muzzle the press. Lawyers are expensive, and litigants with deep war chests tend to win. Knappenberger presents his case with all the passion of a trial lawyer who knows that his case be unwinnable but presses on anyway.

Read More: Netflix Close to Acquiring Hulk Hogan Doc ‘Nobody Speak’ — Sundance 2017

It was Thiel who financed Hogan’s lawsuit and considered doing so a philanthropic act. He’d been outed by Gawker nearly a decade earlier. The potential danger is obvious: Other millionaires and billionaires could follow suit and use their vast financial resources to sue journalistic outlets they don’t like as a means of score-settling.

Knappenberger links this to Donald Trump’s promise to “open up libel laws” and his rabid supporters’ violent threats toward journalists at rallies, not least because Thiel was an early supporter of then-candidate Trump. These conclusions are persuasive, frightening and (one hopes) a little alarmist — surging background music and other theatrics have a tendency to detract from the film’s arguments rather than enhancing it. A film about the vital importance of speaking truth to power needn’t be so concerned with dressing up its own frightful truths, but “Nobody Speak” still compels as an opening statement on journalism’s dubious future.

Grade: B-

“Nobody Speak” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. It’s available to stream on Netflix as of June 23.

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- Michael Nordine

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Roman Reigns shoots on WWE fans, Rusev returning to WWE – WrestleTalk News

15 June 2017 9:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oli Davis rounds up the biggest professional wrestling news in his daily WrestleTalk column…


Life can be tough as a WWE undercard wrestler, destined for throwaway pre-show matches and never ending feuds with Titus O’Neil. But listen up, jobbers – this one simple trick will transform your career!

Rusev was previously just a former-us champion who had feuded with John Cena and Roman Reigns. But after just several months of the PushRusev hashtag on Twitter, he’s had his WWE Title feud plans scrapped in favour of Jinder Mahal, and has been split up from his real-life wife Lana!

Social media! Tell WWE which characters you’re invested in, so they can act accordingly!

Like Zack Ryder. He was once just a super-over YouTube personality, who fans enjoyed so much, they chanted for him over The Rock! Now with the power of getting yourself over, he’s in a »

- Oli Davis

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The best thing in WWE right now..? – WWE Smackdown Live, June 6, 2017 review

7 June 2017 6:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oli Davis rounds up the biggest professional wrestling news in his daily WrestleTalk column…

Lana-lina Debuts

Shane McMahon opened the show introducing all five women in the ladies’ Money in the Bank match, and then unveiled the prize at the top of the ladder: a white briefcase with gold trimmings. Considering WWE’s patchy sexist past, I’m glad it wasn’t a handbag.

After Naomi spoke about how ‘lit’ this match is going to be – whatever that means – Lana-lina debuted her new gimmick for the first time since moving to Smackdown. Her sexualised dancer character jarred with the merit-based wrestlers around her, acting as a throwback to the Diva era, but at least WWE are playing on the juxtaposition – with the others laughing at Lana-lina as she put herself forward for Money in the Bank. It’s a shame she’s still using the Russian accent. »

- Oli Davis

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Vince McMahon Biopic Called ‘Pandemonium’ is Going to Happen

26 April 2017 2:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Can you even fathom just how big Andre the Giant is from this picture?  It’s not like Vince McMahon is a small dude.  In fact, quite the contrary.  McMahon is as jacked as they come.  Speaking of the WWE titan, Vince McMahon is going to be immortalized in Hollywood with a feature film called Pandemonium.  According to Deadline: The film is landing at Sony Pictures’ TriStar, with Andrew Lazar producing with WWE Studios president Michael Luisi and Adam Goldworm. Nobody’s talking, but the film covers McMahon’s ascension in the wrestling business, and having WWE Studios involved indicates the project has the

Vince McMahon Biopic Called ‘Pandemonium’ is Going to Happen »

- Nat Berman

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WWE star injured, Shelton Benjamin WWE return update | WrestleTalk News

18 April 2017 9:54 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oli Davis rounds up the biggest professional wrestling news in his daily WrestleTalk column…

They might not be able to book babyfaces you can cheer, nor heels you can ever fully ‘boo’, but credit where credit’s due: WWE can book big, sweaty men really well.

After deadlifting an ambulance on Roman Reigns last week, last night’s Monday Night Braun had The Monster Among Men beat up R-Truth, throw Goldust through a gate and dump Kalisto in a bin. The night’s big set piece, however, came in the main event, where Strowman suplexed Big Show off the middle rope, causing the ring to collapse.

I don’t know what they thought was going to happen. Last time these two main evented Raw, the whole night was built around reinforcing the ring fittings. This time, no reinforcing. Kurt Angle needs to read up on the health and safety requirements. »

- Oli Davis

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Andre The Giant Flying out of Japan in 1980

16 April 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

I don’t think people really understood just how big Andre the Giant was unless they experienced him in person.  I never did unfortunately.  But I think the moment I realized just how much of a “giant” he was, was in the movie The Princess Bride.   It was when Indigo Montoya put his hands in Andre’s hands and you saw just how massive Andre’s hands were.   I mean sure, you look at him in interviews and all that but to see a grown man’s hands get completely swallowed up by his hands was a defining moment of his sheer size. Back

Andre The Giant Flying out of Japan in 1980 »

- Nat Berman

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Real reason why Wrestlemania match cancelled, ex-wwe star reveals return talks | WrestleTalk News

14 April 2017 9:19 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oli Davis rounds up the biggest professional wrestling news in his daily WrestleTalk column…

You might’ve noticed that Kane hasn’t been on Smackdown as of late. If you thought he’d taken time off to eviscerate his enemies or burn the souls of his foes, you’d be mistaken. Because the real reason is actually more ridiculous. He’s running for mayor in Knox County.

The Big Red Machine – whose real name is the much less intimidating Glenn Jacobs – announced his bid at a press conference earlier this week, and followed it up with a campaign video seemingly using his Corporate Kane gimmick. The ‘Lighting the way for our future’ slogan and flame in the middle of his logo are nice references to his Demon alter-ego.

Even without Kane, Smackdown’s post-Superstar Shake-Up roster looks mighty fine: Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, Aj Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura are the most exciting headliners, »

- Oli Davis

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Great Job, Internet!: Why everything’s coming up Rock

13 April 2017 2:10 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

You may or may not be surprised to learn that the best-paid Hollywood actor last year was Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. The Rock, taking in a whopping $64.5 million. Maybe it’s not that hard to understand: After all, he’s now a key component of the Fast And The Furious franchise, which just released its bound-to-be-successful eighth film. He stars in an HBO series, Ballers, which just got renewed for a third season. And F8 probably won’t even be his only summer hit, as he’s Hasselhoffing it up with the Baywatch movie, which opens May 25. Everything’s coming up Rock, it seems.

As ex-professional wrestlers go, you’ve got to admit that The Rock is the shit; while others like Hulk Hogan, Rowdy Roddy Piper, and Andre The Giant also became household names, none even come close to The Rock’s stature. So what ...


- Gwen Ihnat

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Kevin Owens, New Day, Charlotte & more to Smackdown! | WWE Smackdown Live, April 11, 2017 Review

12 April 2017 7:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The New Kevin Owens Show

Kevin Owens opened the show, declaring his Superstar Shake-Up move to Smackdown. He even wore a blue tie to stay on brand. The sudden announcements didn’t feel as out-of-place as on Raw the previous night. Probably because we’d already had a whole day to get used to the fact: this booking makes no sense.

With Dean Ambrose’s Intercontinental Title now on Raw, Baron Corbin said he deserves a shot at Ko’s United States Championship. Logic point No.1. But Owens had two more challengers – complete babyface Aj Styles, thankfully still on Smackdown, and the night’s second Superstar Shake-Up move, Sami Zayn. The Zayn vs Owens feud was driven into the ground on Raw, but trust in Smackdown’s bookers to actually make future matches mean something.

Daniel Bryan pointed out Ko can’t defend his Us title until after his match with Chris Jericho at Payback. »

- Oli Davis

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Chuck: first trailer for real-life Rocky Balboa movie

8 April 2017 9:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tony Sokol Apr 10, 2017

The boxer who fought Muhammad Ali and inspired Rocky gets his real story told in Chuck. Here's the first trailer...

If you're a fan of Sylvester Stallone's Rocky, you may want to keep an eye on Chuck. Directed by Philippe Falardeau, the biopic tells the story of former New Jersey boxer and booze peddler Chuck Wepner, who went 15 rounds with Muhammad Ali, and inspired the character Rocky Balboa.

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Wepner is played by a beefy Liev Schreiber, while the movie also stars Elisabeth Moss, Ron Perlman, Naomi Watts, Jim Gaffigan, Michael Rapaport, Pooch Hall and Morgan Spector in supporting roles.

Chuck received good reviews when it screened at the 2016 Venice Film Festival, so we're rather looking forward to this one. Like Balboa »

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