1-20 of 32 items from 2017 « Prev | Next »
Liam Hoofe reviews Nxt Takeover: Chicago…
Shocking heel turns, titles changing hands, and a match of the year candidate – Nxt Takeover: Chicago really delivered last night. From top to bottom, the card featured some awesome matches, and was further proof that right now, Nxt is delivering a much better in-ring product than the WWE main roster.
Taking place one night before Backlash, the show – which didn’t even feature several of the brand’s marquee names – was one of the best events of the year so far, delivering consistent match-ups and incredible story-telling.
Here is my match by match review of Nxt Takeover: Chicago
A great way to open the show, Strong and Young put on a stiff and hard-hitting match-up that got the crowd primed for what was to come later in the night.
Strong’s rise in popularity in Nxt »
- Liam Hoofe
Nxt: Takeover: Chicago will air this Saturday on the WWE Network for the first time outside of their quarterly, big four schedule. (The big four I reference of course being the WWE events Royal Rumble, Wrestlemania, Summerslam, and Survivor Series.) Taking place at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois, the show features the best and brightest of the WWE Nxt brand. Since the Nxt brand has consistently put on some of the best shows of the year for the WWE, I thought we'd take a few minutes to go through the card for the show while I offer some predictions on who may win.
Roderick Strong has been on one heck of a roll as of late. He's still pretty young despite his years in Ring of Honor and other organizations. The WWE has a blue chipper on their hands with Roddy and I think »
- Tim Jousma
[[tmz:video id="0_7cf05bmp"]] LeBron James told Ric Flair his jet-flying, Rolex-wearing lifestyle inspired him as a kid to stay off the streets and become a world famous superstar. Wooooo!!! TMZ Sports spoke with The Nature Boy about his relationship with James -- he says he's LeBron's biggest fan and they've had several conversations over the years. But the thing that stuck with Flair is when LeBron told the WWE legend about the real impact Ric had on his life. »
- TMZ Staff
This review contains some spoilers.
Although “The Button” got off to a bit of a slow start, it certainly picked up in subsequent installments by affording us a team-up we thought we’d never see in the form of two Batmen – Bruce and Thomas Wayne – fighting side by side. Unfortunately, that may be the only thing this crossover is remembered for as The Flash #22 does a Ric Flair-style face-plant right before the finish line.
Now, I don’t want anyone out there to misinterpret what I’m about to say, thinking that I’m frowning upon the efforts put into this arc by writers Joshua Williamson and Tom King. No. I actually thought they did a fine job with what they were allowed, but may have been somewhat handcuffed because they’re basically assisting in what’s Geoff Johns’ story to tell. So, if you wanted the answers that “Superman Reborn” failed to give, »
- Eric Joseph
From The Smashing Pumpkins to body-slamming: Billy Corgan has purchased the National Wrestling Alliance, according to PWInsider. The rocker and former Tna Wrestling president now owns the name, rights and trademarks to the Nwa — he also gets its iconic championship belt. Additionally, Corgan inherits a ton of history: the National Wrestling Alliance was formed way back in 1948, and its roots are even older. Since officially starting 69 years ago, the league has produced many all-time greats, like Buddy Rogers, Pat O’Conner, Dory Funk, Jack Brisco, Terry Funk, Dusty Rhodes, Kerry Von Erich, Ric Flair, Sting, Ricky Steamboat, Ken Shamrock, Jeff. »
- Tony Maglio
Ric Flair's fiancee, Wendy Barlow, was hospitalized after a bad car crash Tuesday night -- but the pro wrestling legend says it appears she'll be okay!! Flair revealed the scary news around 6 Pm -- saying, "Please Pray for my Fiancé who was just in a serious car wreck. She is at the Hospital." Barlow is a former pro wrestling star who became famous as Fifi the Maid. The good news ... Flair delivered an update »
- TMZ Staff
New footage has surfaced showing WWE legend Ric Flair trying to fat shame a bartender during a heated exchange in an Indiana bar ... moments before he was booted and banned for life. It all went down at The Deck at the Gas House in Ft. Wayne on Sunday when Flair got pissed at the bartender while requesting a fresh glass. We spoke with a bar staffer who says Flair hurled insults at the male bartender »
- TMZ Staff
Liam Hoofe takes a look at seven other ex-superstars the WWE should consider signing…
With Kurt Angle and The Hardy Boyz having returned to the WWE this past week, and Drew McIntyre re-signing with the company too, it would appear as though the WWE is entering a new era of rehiring old superstars to add to their current roster.
Since last year’s brand split we have also seen the return of Curt Hawkins, Shelton Benjamin (well, not yet), Jinder Mahal and of course, Goldberg. The company’s willingness to reach out to old stars has opened the door to many possible returns and here is a look at seven other stars the company should consider reaching out to.
With WWE’s cruiserweight division finally beginning to get some momentum behind it, there would be no better time to add some real star power to the division than now. »
- Liam Hoofe
Horror fans of the southwest, it's that time of year again! Texas Frightmare Weekend, the southwest's biggest horror convention is just around the corner, and this year they are bringing some awesome film screenings to the party. Every year has gotten bigger and bigger, with 2017 looking like it's going to be the biggest event yet. Not only are convention regulars like Malcolm McDowall, Udo Kier, Claudio Simonetti, Tom "Fright Night" Holland, and Keith David on the schedule, there are also some marquee guests making rare appearances like Dario Argento in his first visit, as well as Wilford Brimley, Frank Henenlotter, and wrestling legends Ric Flair and Sting! The guests are great, but I'm more about the merch and the movies, and this year's film...
[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »
Gavin Jasper Apr 3, 2017
This article is from Den Of Geek Us.
WrestleMania XXX was an eventful show. It calmed the fears of those afraid that it would crash the WWE Network and cause major damage to the company's latest venture. Cesaro broke away from his tag team and broke out by winning the Andre the Giant Memorial Trophy. Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, and the Rock hung out in the ring and had a blast. Mr. T and Roddy Piper buried the hatchet. Daniel Bryan went through an endless supply of punishment before being defeating Triple H, Randy Orton, and Batista.
“Shaking hands with Satan himself.”
Wrestlemania 17, hands down, is the best Wrestlemania booked to date. Apart from a horribly short Women’s Championship match with Chyna facing off against Ivory, from the opening match to the main event, every match was great.
The main event of the show was "Stone Cold" Steve Austin vs The Rock. The previous year, Austin had been recovering from long needed neck surgery sustained at the hands of Owen Hart at Summerslam 1997. During his time away, superstars like The Rock and Triple H stepped up their game and became main event players in their own right. When you are out of action for close to a year, there is a very real fear that by the time you get back in the ring you would have lost a step or two. Or worse, that the fans would »
- Tim Jousma
As you’re probably already aware, there was a pretty big wrestling video leak over the weekend. Being a wrestling news column, it’s something we have to cover…
The video cassette ‘footage’ from February 1987 provides a rare glimpse at some of the era’s biggest stars, such as Tex Ferguson, Big Bartholomew and Sea Creature.
The series actually appears to be a cleverly designed piece of branded content, with the ‘Ric Flair impersonator’ plugging KFC in every episode. Lance Catamaran himself has tweeted how to we can get more Southpaw:
Thank U @WWEUniverse @WWE for the feedback on #SouthpawRegionalWrestling congrats to its creator @Pelle1105 if U want more,Ask Him Asap #Srw
— John Cena (@JohnCena) March 19, 2017
Now to the ‘leaked video’ news you’re actually watching this for. Because this is a rather sensitive subject, with very real victims, »
- Oli Davis
When you think of the biggest names in wrestling guys like Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair immediately come to mind. They’re the kings. They’re the guys who pretty much revolutionized the business. But there are other names that are also way up there. Names like The Undertaker, Sting, Shawn Michaels, Randy Savage, The Rock, and plenty of others. While wrestlers don’t have the biggest shelf lives in the industry there’s one name that’s been a constant for longer than any of us realize: Chris Jericho. Chris is only 46 years old which pales in comparison to some guys who make
A Video Of Every Time Chris Jericho Returned To The WWE »
- Nat Berman
2K has announced that the Hall of Fame Showcase Dlc pack is now available for WWE 2K17 on PlayStation and Xbox, giving players access to the following memorable matches, along with five new arenas:
Cactus Jack and Diamond Dallas Page vs. The Fabulous Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael “Ps” Hayes) (WCW Saturday Night 1992); The Fabulous Freebirds (Buddy Roberts and Michael “Ps” Hayes) vs. Kerry and Kevin Von Erich (Wccw 1986); Ivory vs. Jacqueline (SmackDown 2000); Sting (gold and black tights) vs. Ric Flair (Clash of Champions 1988); Sting (n.W.o. Wolfpac ring gear) vs. Bret Hart (WCW Halloween Havoc 1998); Papa Shango vs. The Godfather (Dream Match); Big Boss Man (with Albert) vs. The Big Show (Armageddon 1999).
Take a look at the trailer here…
The Hall of Fame Showcase is available for $7.99, or as part of the Season Pass. »
- Gary Collinson
Ivan Koloff, the former WWE wrestler known as “The Russian Bear,” died on Saturday after battling liver cancer. He was 74. “WWE is saddened to learn that Ivan Koloff, best known to the WWE Universe as one of Bruno Sammartino’s most bitter rivals, has passed away at age 74,” the company said in a statement. “WWE extends its condolences to Ivan Koloff’s family, friends and fans.” WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair also shared the news on Twitter, with a tribute to Koloff. He wrote, “I’m Sad To Wake Up And Hear of the passing of my very close friend the. »
- Joe Otterson
Ivan Koloff, knowing among wrestling fans as “The Russian Bear,” has died. He was 74.
Koloff had been battling liver cancer and was in need of “urgent medical care,” according to a Go Fund Me page set up by his daughter, Rachel Marley, on Feb. 2.
“My dad was diagnosed with liver disease about 10 years ago and while he has been living with it, he chose not to make this announcement public to his fans and friends,” she wrote. “But doctors are now saying that his liver function is getting worse day by day and it will continue to. There are no »
- Dave Quinn
Ivan Koloff, aka The Russian Bear who wrestled to fame for years as a supreme villain, has died. Rick Flair posted the news Saturday morning. The 74-year-old Koloff had been battling liver cancer. Koloff was a former Wwwf World Heavyweight champion who fought the likes of Bruno Sammartino, Superstar Billy Graham and Bob Backlund. He was especially big in the 80's as Ronald Reagan challenged Russia on the world stage. The news comes just 1 day »
- TMZ Staff
Only a day after George “The Animal” Steele passed away, another WWE Legend is no longer with us. Koloff, who was diagnosed with liver disease a decade ago, had recently announced that his health was rapidly declining, forcing him to cancel appearances. Ric Flair confirmed the sad news this morning on Twitter. Koloff was most well known in WWE circles for being the man who ended the legendary Bruno Sammartino’s 7 year title reign. Koloff began in wrestling at the young age of 19 and would have a career that spanned nearly 30 years. Beginning in 1967 he was managed
WWE Legend Ivan Koloff Dies at 74 »
- Nat Berman
February 10th, 1989 is an important date in professional wrestling history as that is the date that Vince McMahon, in testimony to the New Jersey State Senate, admitted that professional wrestling was not a sport but was in fact sports entertainment. The term they used in the wrestling business, kayfabe, giving the audience the illusion that what you were seeing was real and not staged, was officially dead.
That did not mean the death of the industry. In fact, it opened the flood gates for many other promotions to set up shop. Most importantly, it allowed the superstars themselves to finally tell fans stories of what happened back stage.
With the rise of podcasts, wrestling fans have plenty of shows to choose from, whether it be analysis of the current state of wrestling or stories of life behind the scenes. There is something for everyone. The following are some of my »
- Tim Jousma
It was a long distance to the ring.
It resulted in a few weird moments where the camera would show one guy sprinting down from the entrance, for them not to appear in the ring until a little while later. With the Rumble already being a five hour plus event, I was starting to worry how long Undertaker’s entrance would go.
Big E took the mode of transportation personally, tweeting:
“Almost certain getting the golf cart Royal Rumble entrance was the company’s not so subtle way of telling me I’m fat. »
- Oli Davis
1-20 of 32 items from 2017 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners