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It’s the shortest time since Takeover specials in Nxt history, and it’s a big one. They’re back at Full Sail University for the first ever 30-minute Iron Man match featuring women in the main event – it’s Nxt Takeover: Respect…
Show opens with a video package that puts over the main event, and highlights that this show is all about respect. It shows archive clips from famous feuds like Bret/Shawn, Rock/Cena and Dusty/Flair. This was all pretty great. When they cut to Full Sail, we see Dusty on the main screen to lead the crowd in chants for him. Triple H said that this night would be very focused on Dusty.
I said in my preview for this event that this match would be hard hitting and physical, and I was not wrong. »
- Luke Owen
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An ecstatically original work of film-history-philosophy with a digital-cinema palette of acutely crafted compositions. Amour Fou seamlessly blends together the paintings of Vermeer, the acting of Bresson, and the psychological undercurrents of a Dostoevsky novel. It is an intensely thrilling and often slyly comic work that manages to combine a passionately dispassionate love story of the highest order with a larger socio-historical examination of a new era of freedom, and the tragedy beset by »
- TFS Staff
Channing Tatum and his band of cut dudes including Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, and Adam Rodriguez are back in Magic Mike Xxl, the sweaty sequel coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on October 6.
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With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.
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While the last few decades or so of National Lampoon’s output has been less than stellar, their influence through their humor magazine and films such as the original Vacation and Animal House can still be felt today. For those curious about the formation of the group and their rise to ubiquitous status, a new documentary looks to provide the behind-the-scenes story. »
- TFS Staff
Back in May, Lionsgate confirmed that they are moving forward with John Wick 2, with original John Wick directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch confirmed to return, Derek Kolstad coming back to write the script and Keanu Reeves reprising the title character. While both Chad Stahelski and David Leitch directed John Wick, David Leitch went uncredited. After the success of the original movie, the filmmakers have been attached and/or rumored for a number of different projects. Today we have a new report from Collider, who have confirmed from Lionsgate that Chad Stahelski will direct the sequel on his own, with David Leitch serving as an executive producer and circling other projects to direct by himself.
This report comes just two days after production company Thunder Road confirmed that production on John Wick 2 begins sometime this fall, although a release date hasn't been handed out for the sequel quite yet. »
Back in February, filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch revealed that they are developing a sequel to their sleeper hit John Wick. The original action-thriller didn't exactly set the box office on fire, earning just $78.7 million worldwide from a $20 million budget, but it was a big hit with critics, with an 85% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. In May, Lionsgate confirmed that John Wick 2 is happening, with Keanu Reeves set to return as the title character, with writer-directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski set to return, along with their co-writer Derek Kolstad. Lionsgate still hasn't set a release date for the sequel yet, but today, the production company Thunder Road Films announced in a press release for a different project entitled Outlaws Inc., courtesy of Rama Screen, the production will begin this fall. While no story details have been given yet, David Leitch and Chad Stahelski teased earlier this year »
WCW should never have gone out of business. It was a pro wrestling colossus, rich in resources and finances. Looking at it in 1996 and 1997, you could never imagine it failing. The roster was stacked with talent, many of whom were involved in thrilling storylines and sensational matches.
But WCW did die, failing because they couldn’t see where the real money was. Instead, Eric Bischoff and WCW officials focused on old time stars. Wrestlers like Kevin Nash have since admitted that they only cared about the money, showing little remorse about the demise of the once strong brand.
It could have been so different, if only WCW had focused on epic million dollar ideas, instead of focusing on paying the likes of Nash and Hulk Hogan millions for the same tired acts. New ideas were ignored, and WCW eventually drained itself of value. Even when business numbers had been good, »
- Grahame Herbert
What has been billed as the final batch of Superstars for WWE 2K16 has been confirmed this afternoon.
Here are the names in full: Bray Wyatt, Mikey Whipwreck, The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods & Big E), Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady, Stunning Steve Austin, Superstar Steve Austin, Rusev, American Bad Ass Undertaker, Baron Corbin, Brian Pillman, Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, Konnor, Viktor, Mark Henry, Ministry Undertaker, Ricky Steamboat, Savio Vega, Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley, Sting ’99, Sting Blonde and finally the two Terminator renders.
The new names show how in-depth the Stone Cold mode will be. It looks like we’re going to be travelling right through his days as a Hollywood Blonde with Brian Pillman and that feud with Ricky Steamboat, stopping off for a cup of coffee in Ecw to feud with Mikey Whipwreck (and maybe Sandman?), and then going through his main run in WWE, including the 2001 Royal Rumble. »
- Ross Tweddell
Kevin Nash has apologised for an image of a naked woman that was posted on his Twitter account on Saturday.
The image in question features a brunette woman posing naked on a bed with her ‘private area’ fully exposed. While the photo was deleted from his account not to soon after it was posted, it remains visible on WWE.com’s profile page on Nash where his most recent tweets are displayed at the time of writing.
The image could land Nash in hot water with the WWE as he is currently four years into a five-year Legend’s contract. There’s every chance that he will receive nothing more than a slap on the wrists and told to make sure nothing like this happens again, although due to the nature of the image it also wouldn’t be a surprise to see his case dealt with more severely. »
- Ross Tweddell
Eric Bischoff is working for WWE again, at least in the form of an interview on a Monday Night War DVD. He’s also likely going to be a guest on Steve Austin’s “Stone Cold podcast” on WWE Network in the near future.
No matter how brief, his return to WWE is significant because he hasn’t been a regular WWE employee for ten years. He did appear on WWE TV after his 2005 on screen firing, but his main run was for the three years beginning in 2002. And while it’s not known if he’s going to be back as an on screen performer any time soon, he has said he’s open to it.
Bischoff was last seen in the wrestling business with Tna between 2010 and 2014. He was both a major player in a backstage capacity as a producer of the show as well as »
- John Canton
In their weekly roster reveal, IGN have announced further superstars that will appear in WWE 2K16 when it is released on October 27.
Screenshots of: Farooq, D’Lo Brown, Kama Mustafa (Nation of Domination), Dude Love, Cactus Jack, Rikishi, Vader, X-Pac, Jim Neidhart and Bret Hart have been released; while roster artwork of Billy Gunn, The British Bulldog, Christian, Damien Sandow, Haku, The Honky Tonk Man, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Ken Shamrock, Mankind, Paul Wight (The Big Show V1), Shane McMahon, Shawn Michaels, and Vince McMahon have also seen the light of day for the first time today.
You can see all the photos Here.
The Dudester’s entrance has also been revealed online and represents a huge »
- Ross Tweddell
In the latest weekly WWE 2K16 update from IGN.com, 22 more names have been announced as part of the game, set to be released this October:
Aiden English, Andre the Giant, Batista, Chris Jericho, Curtis Axel, Dean Ambrose, Edge, Erick Rowan, Fandango, Jbl, Luke Harper, Randy Savage, Natalya, Rick Rude, R-Truth, Ryback, Santino Marella, Sgt. Slaughter, Simon Gotch, Stephanie McMahon, The Rock and The Undertaker.
It’s an interesting mix of talent with English & Gotch recently winning the Nxt Tag Team Titles. There are also Hall of Famers in this group like Edge, Randy Savage and Sgt. Slaughter. The late Rick Rude isn’t in the WWE Hall of Fame yet, but he certainly should be considered in the future.
Meow Time in #WWE2K16! »
- John Canton
There were more names announced today for the WWE2K16 video game that launches in October.
Here are the names that were announced by IGN.com: Diamond Dallas Page, Alicia Fox, Cesaro, Tyson Kidd, Cameron, Big Show, Bam Bam Bigelow, Dolph Ziggler, Finlay, Layla, Kevin Nash, Lex Luger, The Miz, Naomi, Randy Orton, Sheamus, Darren Young and Titus O’Neil.
There aren’t that many surprises in that grouping since a lot of them are current stars. Legends like Diamond Dallas Page, Bam Bam Bigelow and Lex Luger are all welcome additions to the new game and Finlay has worked backstage in WWE for over a decade, so even though he’s not currently on television, he’s a long time employee and his inclusion isn’t too surprising.
Here’s a video of Kidd and Cesaro’s entrance.
In addition to the names above, here’s »
- John Canton
WWE held the Nxt Takeover Brooklyn event in the Barclays Center in front of a raucous New York crowd that was energetic all night long. The event started shortly after 7:30pmET with matches taped for next week’s Nxt show and then at 9pmET the live broadcast started on WWE Network.
The show was originally scheduled to run for two hours, but it ran late. The main event started at about 10:58pmET and the broadcast went off the air at 11:22pmET, but that’s the advantage of airing on WWE Network – they can end it when they want. Here are the results from the show.
Triple H did a promo in ring with the lights off and said “We Are Nxt” as the lights came on with the crowd going wild.
Jushin “Thunder” Liger defeated Tyler Breeze in the opening match. Breeze had an elaborate »
- John Canton
When World Championship Wrestling closed doors for the final time as a standalone company in 2001, many within the pro wrestling world mourned. It wasn’t only those who had jobs with the organisation that were left dejected, fans also bemoaned the lack of competition to the then-wwf. There were worries about the future of the industry without a main competitor for Vince McMahon.
As it turns out, some performers and talent under contract to WCW weren’t entirely unhappy when the company disappeared. One WCW announcer revealed this week that he was actually relieved, and the answer as to who just may shock some people. That fact is joined by many others in this article, one which aims to deliver 10 wrestling facts that many fans may not have known last week.
The beauty of the professional wrestling industry is that it constantly throws up intriguing little facts. Ever »
- Jamie Kennedy
You’d be hard pressed to come across a more polarising wrestling personality than Kevin Nash. To his supporters, he’s a master politician who worked the system and managed to make millions of dollars for, essentially, partying and having fun with his friends. He’s an extremely important figure in wrestling history, they’ll say, and can have good matches from time to time, too.
His detractors, meanwhile, will argue the opposite. They’ll say that Nash put himself before his co-workers, politicked his way to the top and that he was lazy and useless in the ring. To them, he’s everything wrong with the wrestling business, a five move wonder who just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
Both arguments have some merit. Yes, Nash was a limited worker who rarely (if ever) had a five-star match. Yes, he played »
- Lewis Howse
Another batch of Superstars were confirmed for the WWE 2K16 roster this week as Triple H, Booker T, Colonel Mustafa, Eva Marie, General Adnan, Kalisto, Kane, Sin Cara, Summer Rae, Tamina, Emma and Lord Steven Regal were announced as the latest additions to the 120 unique character list.
While most of the reaction was sent the way of Adnan and Mustafa, two of the more controversial Superstars from ‘The Federation Years’, it’s the inclusion of William Regal’s WCW persona Lord Steven that is arguably more of a surprise.
This is because a WCW presence wasn’t expected at all in the new title. 120 Superstars, or so we thought, was just about enough to cover everyone on the current roster, a healthy number of Nxt stars, and a plethora of legends from WWE’s past. Also, a WCW Dlc pack consisting of Bam Bam Bigelow, Diamond Dallas Page, »
- Ross Tweddell
1996 was the year it all turned around for World Championship Wrestling. By the end of ’96, WCW was no longer playing second fiddle to Vince McMahon or the World Wrestling Federation. One brilliant idea would be credited as the turning point, the New World Order.
Signing both Kevin Nash and Scott Hall away from their major competition, WCW made a statement at the Bash At The Beach 1996 Pay-Per-View. One of the biggest babyfaces in pro wrestling history unthinkably turned heel, joining these ‘Outsiders’. There can be no denying that the move was a master stroke, even if the creative team didn’t really seem to know what to do once the nWo idea ran dry years later.
Incredibly, the nWo revolution wasn’t the only big thing happening for WCW in 1996. This article focuses on things even hardcore wrestling fans might not know about the company during that year. »
- Jamie Kennedy
2011 was a strange old year for WWE. You could tell things would be a little different from the year’s first PPV, the Royal Rumble, which featured 40 entrants instead of the traditional 30. The Miz was WWE Champion and main evented WrestleMania. That was weird. They you had all that strange Cm Punk worked shoot business…
Yes, things were definitely a little strange in WWE in 2011. As well as being slightly weird, 2011 was also year of the comebacks: Trish Stratus, Booker T, Kevin Nash, Mick Foley and The Rock returned to the company, providing a welcomed bit of nostalgia for longtime fans.
While some major stars returned, one was forced to retire. Edge was ordered by doctors to cease wrestling immediately, following his successful defence of the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania. One of the greatest performers of the modern era, Edge’s was a retirement that shocked the world, »
- Lewis Howse
Born Roderick George Toombs, Piper joined the WWE in 1984 after getting his start with the Nwa in the late 1970s. He and Hulk Hogan met in landmark matchups including MTV’s “The War to Settle the Score” and the first WrestleMania, where Piper and “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff took on Hogan and Mr. T.
Piper’s agent Jay Schacter confirmed the news, first reported by TMZ, to Variety. “Rod passed peacefully in his sleep last night,” Schacter said in an email. “I am shocked and beyond devastated.”
Piper had suffered a bout of Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2006 but was reportedly deemed cancer-free last November.
- Marianne Zumberge
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