4 items from 2015
Professional wrestling and music videos have a long history, to say the least. Most timelines start in 1983, when Cyndi Lauper and Captain Lou Albano teamed up for the ‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun’ video, which catapulted both media forms into the the stratosphere. Lauper would reprise her wrestling links many more times, even going so far as to appear at multiple WrestleManias.
Ever since, a number of bands have tried their hand at incorporating pro graps into their clips, with varying degrees of success. Whether it is by including professional wrestlers in the story of the video, acting as wrestlers themselves or having tertiary performers play the roles, the similar nature of the two has proven a hit many times, if you’ll pardon the pun.
Because at the end of the day, professional wrestling and music videos are very similar. Both are in the business of storytelling, »
- John Bills
Forget No Holds Barred, Ready To Rumble and The Wrestler. Pretty much every wrestling fan has seen them, for better or for worse, and they’ve penetrated mainstream pop culture through cable reruns and award shows.
However, there’s a whole world of bizarre, terrible and oddly wonderful wrestling films that once seen, cannot be unseen. There’s vanity biopics, Japanese science fiction, and family-friendly dog shenanigans (seriously), but the common thread that stretches between them all is our beloved pseudo-sport.
I’ve included Immortal Dialogue for all of these cinematic treasures, and I want you to know that I didn’t just crib these from an IMDb quotations page. Don’t get me wrong, I totally would have, but most of these movies are so obscure that they don’t even have quotations on their IMDb pages!
Proceed at your own risk, friends. »
- Matt O'Connell
The re-reveal of Jimmy Snuka’s 1983 murder charges in the case of the death of Nancy Argentino could very well see the legendary Superfly end up going to prison for the rest of his life. In a year that’s seen Hulk Hogan wiped from WWE’s history books, the same fate could befall Snuka. However, Snuka’s history both in WWE and elsewhere, as so often with WWF, has been altered in so many ways that much is oftentimes forgotten.
Here’s a few facts about Jimmy Snuka not in this article.
Aside from those facts, there’s tons more about Snuka’s career (aside from his current issues) that WWE has wanted us »
- Marcus K. Dowling
As evidenced by the billion-dollar box-office success of The Hobbit series and HBO's record ratings for Game of Thrones, the fantasy genre is perhaps the only thing more popular than zombies in Hollywood these days. It helps if producers align themselves with a preexisting property that sports a built-in, cult-like audience, and Netflix has reportedly found its gateway into the world of fantasy with a live-action series based on Nintendo's classic The Legend of Zelda video game.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Netflix is in the early stages of »
4 items from 2015
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