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What’s the one thing that every single member of the WWE Universe has in common? Family. How have WWE ensured they garner a reaction from their Universe in a storyline more times than they would care to mention? Have a family at the centre of any commotion!
WWE is all about connecting with its Universe, and one of the easiest ways to do this is to play the family card; calling on those everyday scenarios that happen in every household and ramping them up to 11.
This is a tactic that has been used quite literally since the beginning of time and doesn’t seem to be letting up. After all, family storylines are often the most compelling inside the ring due to the backstories you can create; just look at The Undertaker and Kane as an example of this happening…
Here are 12 examples of when WWE tricked »
- Ross Tweddell
With Battleground in the rear view mirror, WWE’s got a clear path heading toward SummerSlam, the second-biggest Pay-Per-View event of the year. While WrestleMania is the undisputed king of the company’s schedule, SummerSlam has long served as a miniature version of the “Granddaddy of ‘Em All,” featuring marquee match-ups and, in recent years, a full weekend of fan-oriented festivities.
The event has become legendary, with some SummerSlam moments — The British Bulldog defeating Bret Hart for the Intercontinental Championship in 1992, Steve Austin and The Undertaker battling in the “Match of the Century” in 1998, and Daniel Bryan capturing the WWE Title from John Cena in 2013 — standing just as tall as any of their WrestleMania counterparts.
Of course, SummerSlam moments don’t create themselves. For the event to truly have that legendary feel, WWE has to give the fans at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center the most explosive card they can concoct. »
- Scott Fried
Between concludes its six-episode Netflix run with yet more silliness and illogical plot developments...
This review contains spoilers.
Somewhere in my review notes I wrote down a series of tropes that get rolled out when writers have either lost all interest or run out of actual ideas. To get one of them in a show isn’t good, two is really bad, but War managed to deliver no fewer than four of them!
Those would be:
The hidden tunnel The parental revelation The selfless, but pointless death A person who is dead, who isn’t
On top of that I’d also throw a bad TV bonus score for a character that is only useful in one highly implausible situation being available.
But before we get to that, War starts where End Of The Rope ended, with Adam and his father. I’d give Adam’s father a name, »
Netflix is expiring a slew of movies and TV shows in February -- but don't panic! As we previously reported, several BBC series including "Doctor Who" and the original British "The Office" that were once set to leave Netflix on Feb. 1 are staying put. However, several other BBC titles will be disappearing Feb 1. According to Variety, bid a sad toodle-doo to "Fawlty Towers," "Blackadder" and "Mi:5." (Don't worry, "Sherlock" isn't due to expire anytime soon.)
Here's the complete list of titles that will vanish from your streaming list (pending any sort of meddling time-travelers):
Netflix Titles Expiring February 1, 2015
"A Bit Of Fry And Laurie" (1987-1995)
"Allosaurus: Walking With Dinosaurs Special" (2001)
"Apocalypse Now" (1979)
"Apocalypse Now Redux" (2001)
"Auschwitz: Inside The Nazi State" (2005)
"Batman Returns" (1989)
- Sharon Knolle
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