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The WWE Championship dates back to 1963 and is the symbol of success in pro wrestling. If you carry the belt, it basically means you carry the company. Certainly back in the old days, the champion was picked on their ability to boost TV ratings, pay per view buys and ticket sales. Even today the same still rings true, the main event spot is nearly always built around Championship matches.
With this in mind, we can accurately judge a wrestler’s success in the industry by how long they reigned as champion in combined days of their title runs. Those trusted with the most time as champion were the guys who the promoter felt were draws. Whether it was fans paying to see the heel champ finally lose, or fans paying to cheer on a babyface champion, what matters is that the champion brought people in. If you were a successful wrestler, »
- Grahame Herbert
The WWE Championship is the most prestigious prize in all of sports-entertainment. Since 1963, the best and brightest Superstars have held the gold, serving as the top attraction in World Wrestling Entertainment. “Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers was the first and John Cena is the latest but in between, there have been several industry giants who have laid claim to the belt. Whether it was Hulk Hogan or Randy Savage, Bret Hart or Shawn Michaels, Steve Austin or The Rock, anyone who is anyone in the professional wrestling industry has, at one time or another, strapped the gold around their waist. It is the symbol of excellence, the validation of one’s hard work and the universally recognized stamp of approval from Vince McMahon. Winning that title, regardless of the era, means you have made it.
With such a rich history, there are sure to be several instances of champions »
- Erik Beaston
The highly anticipated WWE 2K15 roster has allegedly leaked online. The big news is that Cm Punk is in the game, alongside a range of Nxt stars. There’s 92 wrestlers in total, including Mick Foley who had been in doubt after not signing a WWE legends deal earlier this year.
The leak surfaced on GameFAQs, where it was claimed that the list came from the August edition of Game Informer Magazine. The post has since been removed.
The official roster reveal will be on August 16th in Los Angeles. 2K will be working in partnership with WWE’s SummerSlam event which takes place on the same weekend. That timing ensures maximum publicity for the video game’s content.
Is there any validity to this apparent leak ahead of time? The list certainly looks plausible. Punk’s contract may have expired, but he would have been under a deal when production of the game started. »
- Grahame Herbert
This Sunday in Boston, WWE will crown a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. This time, they’ve been pushed into such a choice by circumstance- Daniel Bryan’s neck injury proving to be too severe to pass the test of time- however, usually, such new champions being crowned are very cerebral choices, made for a variety of reasons. Long term story-lines concluding, a snap-reaction to a sudden rise in popularity, transitioning from one long-term champion to the next or, perhaps, something as simple as an attempt to freshen things up a bit; the motivations behind such decisions tend to be the subject of debate and scrutiny.
The WWE World Heavyweight Championship is the latest incarnation of the organisation’s oldest and most prestigious title. First awarded to Buddy Rogers on April 25th 1963, to this date the WWE has seen 45 different men hoist the belt above their head over »
- Liam Johnson
Nwa Wrestling is now available for free viewing on FilmOn. Wrestling fans will love this channel, which was created by the National Wrestling Alliance. Nwa Wrestling was founded in 1948 and is the world’s largest and oldest professional wrestling sanctioning body. The Nwa has produced some of the biggest wrestling stars in the world today, including Pat O’Connor, Buddy Rogers, Loy Thesz, Bobo Brazil, Jack Brisco, Ricky Steamboat, Ron Killings, Naoya Ogawa, Dan Severn, Ken Shamrock, Rob Conway, Kahagas and plenty more. Need some wrestling right now? Take a look at what Nwa Wrestling has to offer below the post. You can watch Nwa Wrestling’s channel on FilmOn as well, [ Read More ]
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Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers’ comedy earned the narrative feature competition grand jury prize while Margaret Brown’s Deepwater Horizon disaster film The Great Invisible prevailed in the documentary section.
The awards were handed out at the festival’s ceremony on March 11 in Austin, Texas.
Actor and screenwriter David Dastmalchian earned special jury recognition for courage in storytelling in the narrative competition for Animals and Natalie Tena and David Verdaguer garnered special jury recognition for best acting duo for 10,000Km (Long Distance).
In the documentary special jury recognitions, Vessel director Diana Whitten was cited for political courage and Print The Legend directors Luis Lopez and Clay Tweel were praised for editing and storytelling.
In the short film awards, Quelqu’un D’extraordinaire director Monia Chokri won the narrative shorts strand as Person To Person director Dustin Guy Defa was cited for special jury recognition and Krisha director Trey Edward Shults earned special recognition for cinematography.
Kehinde Wiley: An Economy Of Grace director »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
(William A Wellman, 1927; Eureka!, PG)
In the mid-20s, Hollywood's movie moguls were always on the lookout for grand projects to head their annual schedules, and in 1926 Paramount (then the major studio) bought Wings, a Great War flying story by John Monk Saunders. A wartime training instructor who, to his enduring chagrin, never got to France, Saunders devoted his Hollywood career to flying movies, creating what became a dominant adventure genre of the 30s. A little-known B-movie director, William A Wellman, was hired as director because of his active service as a pilot in the war, and the film was shot in Texas with the Us army providing 220 planes and hundreds of skilled extras.
A mixture of melodrama, sentimental romance and heavy-handed comedy, Wings was superbly choreographed with skilfully photographed stunt flying and aerial combat. It tells the tale of two small-town boys (Richard Arlen, Charles Rogers) undergoing flight training »
- Philip French
7 items from 2014
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