Laurence Fishburne is working on a top secret Marvel project

During the San Diego Comic-Con back in July we learned that Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star Laurence Fishburne is heading to the Marvel Cinematic Universe next year with his role as Bill Foster – a.k.a. Goliath – in the sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp.

However, it seems that isn’t the only project Fishburne is working on with Marvel, as the actor revealed in a recent interview with Collider:

“I’m developing something else for Marvel that I can’t talk about. It’s gonna be really cool. It’s gonna change the world, we hope (laughs). I went to Marvel and pitched them something that really couldn’t work out—there was a lot of legal red tape that just [was] something they couldn’t work out. But then they came back with the offer for Ant-Man and the Wasp and then they said,
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Royal Rumble surprise entrants revealed? WWE star returning soon…

Chris Jericho’s had many different wrestling gimmicks over his long and storied career. Lionheart Chris Jericho, Y2J, Wears a Suit and Talks Real Quiet Chris Jericho. It’s the key to lasting a long time in professional wrestling, or any long-running form of storytelling: reinvention.

Unless you’re John Cena. In which case you can pretty much be the same babyface character for nine years.

Jericho’s current character, Stupid Idiot Chris, is arguably one of his best – but he’s becoming soft in his old age. The man who refuses to have official merchandise for his heel runs (because the aim is to get the crowd to boo you, not wear your t-shirts) has donated to both Perry Saturn and Rex King’s GoFundMe accounts in the last couple of months, and now WarmHeart Chris is playing teenage matchmaker.

A fan called Sunny asked Jericho on Twitter
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Ex-wwe stars return to Tna, WWE Hall of Fame 2017 class leaked?

Just as it was reported from the Tna TV tapings, Brooke Tessmacher made her return in last night’s episode of Tna.

If it’s still called Tna, that is. The promotion’s new owners Anthem Giant Birds and Entertainment appear to be phasing out the name – one which many criticise for being an outdated play on the early-00s WWE tag team Test and Albert. And also that it sounds like the abbreviation of ‘tits and ass’.

Note to self: never let Vince Russo name your wrestling promotion.

Both Tna’s Twitter and Facebook pages now barely have any mention of those three initials, with Impact Wrestling now becoming the branding’s focus.

Anyways, back to Brooke. In a backstage interview, she announced she’s back with the promotion full-time and plans on winning the Knockouts Championship. And the former Damien Sandow in WWE, Aron Rex, debuted his
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Vince McMahon unhappy with WWE Cruiserweights, Paige reveals wrestling return…

Vince doesn’t seem to be in the best mood at the moment. And he’s got good reason too: WWE’s flagship show Raw is on a run of record low ratings in competition with Monday Night Football and the recent Presidential debates. Unfortunately, one of the recipients of his unhappiness is Raw’s new cruiserweight division.

WrestlingNewsWorld are reporting that McMahon isn’t happy with how the cruiserweights have been getting over on Raw so far, and that a similar division on Smackdown has been put on hold because of it – possibly permanently.

The cruiserweights have mostly been met with tepid crowd responses on Raw so far. Tj Perkins’ match against Tony Nese last month got the classic ‘Cm Punk’ and ‘Randy Savage’ chants – which is a WWE crowd’s way of saying: ‘we’re bored, change the channel, muuum? Can I have a sandwich? No, with the crusts cut off.
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WWE Nxt 09/28/16 Review – Hideo Itami vs. Lince Dorado, Asuka vs. Liv Morgan and more

Shaun Eddleston reviews the September 28th edition of Nxt…

Following a promising epeisode of Nxt last week (read my review here), this week we’re likely getting closer to the point where the next Takeover card will need to take shape. Challengers for each championship will emerge, rivalries will intensify, and matches will be signed. Will that begin tonight? Who would Samoa Joe beat down? Can Asuka be defeated? What’s next for Bobby Roode?

This week’s Nxt kicked off in an empty Nxt arena, Nxt General Manager William Regal remembered Dusty Rhodes who passed away a little over a year ago, and then announced the second annual Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament. He said there will be 16 teams with the finals taking place at Nxt Takeover Toronto in November. He announced that the brackets will be unveiled on social media over the next few days, and the
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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania 2000

In the build-up to WrestleMania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous installments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’…

The Card:

The Godfather & D’Lo Brown vs. Big Bossman & Bull Buchanan

WWF Hardcore Title Match: Tazz vs. Viscera vs. Pete Gas vs. Rodney vs. Joey Abs vs. Hardcore Holly vs. Taka Michinoku vs. Funaki vs. Mosh vs. Thrasher vs. Bradshaw vs. Faarooq vs. Crash Holly (Hardcore Battle Royal)

Steve Blackman & Al Snow vs. T&A w/Trish Stratus

WWF Tag Title Match: Edge & Christian vs. The Hardy Boyz vs. The Dudley Boyz (Triangle Ladder Match)

Terri Runnels w/The Fabulous Moolah vs. The Kat w/Mae Young (Cat Fight)

Eddie Guerrero, Perry Saturn & Dean Malenko vs. Too Cool & Chyna

Ic Title Match: Kurt Angle vs. Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit

WWF European Title Match: Kurt Angle vs. Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit

X-Pac & Road Dogg w/Tori vs Rikishi
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18 WWE Attitude Era Midcarders That Deserve Hall Of Fame

The Attitude Era was a magical period for WWE. It bred some of the most captivating angles, memorable stories and unforgettable characters in the history of professional wrestling. It was also home to some of the truly great Superstars to ever compete in a Vince McMahon-owned ring.

The February 22 episode of Monday Night Raw brought with it the announcement that The Godfather would enter the company’s Hall of Fame during WrestleMania weekend. A massively popular star whose penchant for pimping hos and rolling fatties fit in perfectly with the tone of that era’s programming. He was a great opening match character in that he energized crowds and had them looking forward to the rest of the night’s action.

Never anything more than a midcard talent, he is still fondly remembered as an iconic persona.

What the Attitude Era did so well was give every
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10 Worst WWE Hardcore Champions Of All Time

Over the course of four years, the Hardcore Championship changed hands 240 different times. That should tell you everything you need to know about the quality of this division.

To be fair, there were some legitimately terrific hardcore matches, and a few guys carried the title like pros. But for the most part, it was just a haphazard, silly little distraction from the real competition happening in the WWE. Maybe if they’d kept guys like Mick Foley involved (he was the first one to be awarded the belt, but only held it once before quickly ascending to main event status), the division would have stood a chance at legitimacy.

As it happened, the division was sometimes fun to watch in a “Why are they still allowing this ridiculousness to be televised?” sort of way, but that was about the extent of it. Most diehard fans viewed it as a gimmick title,
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WCW/Ecw Alliance – Where Are They Now?


Can you believe it’s been nearly fifteen years since the Invasion angle? Fifteen years since Lance Storm showed up on Raw and blasted Perry Saturn with a superkick. Fifteen years since Ecw and WCW joined forces to try and take down Vince McMahon and the WWE. Fifteen years since WWE screwed up the biggest money angle in wrestling history…

How time flies, huh? A lot has happened in WWE in that time, obviously, and the wrestling landscape looks a lot different today. A lot had also happened to those that made up the WCW and Ecw Alliance. Made up of guys and gals from the recently closed companies (although a lot of them had been under WWE contract for some time), the invaders had very different fortunes when it came time for the angle to end – some didn’t even make it that far.

So what exactly
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Review: WWE Monday Night War Vol.1 - Shots Fired

In the half century that WWE has been around, there have been many defining moments, many significant events, and many controversies, but by far the most memorable chapter in the company’s history is what became known as the Monday Night War.

Officially beginning on 4th September 1995 when WWE’s rival wrestling company WCW aired the first episode of Monday Nitro in direct competition with Vince McMahon’s established flagship show Monday Night Raw, the war lasted for five and a half years until McMahon bought WCW in March 2001, bringing a definitive conclusion to the most fascinating era in wrestling history.

Recognising that such a momentous period of history could never be done justice in a single documentary, WWE produced a twenty part series for the WWE Network examining the war in minute detail, and have now released the first ten episodes in this superb collection called The Monday Night War Vol.
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16 Things We Learned From Mark Henry On Talk Is Jericho

Despite having a rocky start to his pro wrestling career, Mark Henry is in the midst of a run that has spanned 19 consecutive years with World Wrestling Entertainment. The World’s Strongest Man has come a long way from his early days as a member of The Nation of Domination, being handed several different gimmicks to varying levels of success before someone finally realized that taking a power-lifting monster like Henry and turning his character into a power-lifting monster was the right direction to go.

Henry has had to very distinct eras of his career, as comedy mid-carder Sexual Chocolate and as the caretaker of the Hall of Pain. Behind the scenes his colleagues speak highly of him and anyone who can last nearly two straight decades in the cutthroat political atmosphere within the WWE has to be tough and affable at the same time.

Mark took some
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‘WWE Monday Night Wars: Vol. 1 – Shots Fired’ Blu-ray Review

For many wrestling fans the so-called “Attitude Era” was when WWE was at its best. This is something that I tend to agree with, with a heart full of nostalgia. This is why WWE Monday Night Wars: Vol. 1 – Shots Fired was a welcome trip down memory lane.

One thing I will say about the release though is that it is very much a WWE release. We are meant to see the McMahons as respectful business people who would never be like the likes of Ted Turner, a man who wanted to destroy the oh so saintly WWE. Just look at the history of “Sports Entertainment” to know that this is not the case. The McMahons did their own damage too.

To move back to Monday Night Wars, for people who used to sit flipping from WWE to WCW, this is the perfect release for you. Looking at the major events of the so-called wars,
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10 Dumbest Wrestling Gimmicks Of All Time

If you want to make it in pro wrestling, you’ve got to have a gimmick…

In fact, your level of career success can depend greatly on your gimmick.

If you’re lucky enough to be Mark Callaway, you get to become The Undertaker, being presented to fans around the world as the ultimate badass for 20+ years.

However, if you’re Fred ‘Shockmaster’ Ottman, they simply squeeze you into an effeminate fur coat, give you a Star Wars helmet covered in glitter and get Ole Anderson to do his cookie monster impersonation whenever you’re supposed to be talking.

Then, you’re pretty much boned.

Whether you’re Perry Saturn being told that you’re about to embark on a televised love affair with a mop, Shawn Stasiak getting the nod to play an underwear model, or Chris Kanyon being packaged as a Mortal Kombat character, a bad gimmick is a bad gimmick.
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Kane’s 10 Most Disturbing WWE Relationships

Moreso a tremendous character actor in a pro wrestling ring than just another grappler on the World Wrestling Entertainment roster, Glen Jacobs’ near two-decade run as Kane in WWE has had more than its share of unusual moments. For the past 20 years, the way that the emotionally scarred brother of the walking undead Undertaker has related to both men and women on the roster has provided the most ridiculous, emotional, intriguing and always most gripping of moments.

For a ghastly pale seven foot tall man lacking eyebrows, Kane’s been in love more times than Elizabeth Taylor, married more times than Russell Brand, had more public meltdowns about romance than Rihanna, been more violent in and out of love than Chris Brown, and had more family strife than Ozzy, Sharon, Jack and Kelly Osbourne combined.

From his bizarre teenage (pre-wrestling) love affair with Katie Vick, to impregnating Lita with his demon seed,
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WWE And Tna: 7 Worst Moments Of The Week (April 27)

We’re on the road to Extreme Rules and things are starting to get extremely mediocre. It can’t be helped as the yearly WrestleMania hangover is in full effect. There’s no Undertaker, no Brock Lesnar and we’re now settling into a new normal. Also, did you know what Tna has a pay-per-view this week? Most people did not, as Impact’s ratings dropped to all-time low levels. That’s not much of a “yes movement” for Eric Young’s title reign, that’s a channel changing movement.

Of course, it wasn’t all bad: The Shield’s attacks on SmackDown were a lot of fun (poor Brad Maddox took a brutal toss into the wall), Antonio Cesaro got WWE’s first tornado siren theme music since Perry Saturn, and Paul Heyman and Zeb Colter had great dueling promos. But who wants to hear about that?
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WWE Wrestler Death Rates Investigated

A lot of people have been talking about Benjamin Morris’ 538 piece, “Are Pro Wrestlers Dying at an Unusual Rate?”

Like Morris, I am neither an actuarial scientist nor a demographer. So, our interpretations of the data should be taken with a grain of salt. My results were somewhat different from Morris’ due to a difference data set and changes in how we calculated actuarial predictions.

Differences in methodology from Morris

I also used Social Security Actuarial Life Tables, but my “expected mortality rates” for the age groups were not the same as Morris’. For each wrestler, I calculated what their age would have been as of today. Then, based on gender, I looked up the number of lives (out of 100,000) that were expected to still be alive and converted that to a percentage. His analysis looked at wrestlers who were on 20+ WWF PPVs through 2002. I went with a
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WWE: 15 Wrestling Marvels Who Could Probably Get A Good Match Out Of A Mop


Ric Flair once said that Shawn Michaels and a ladder had a fantastic match at WrestlemaniaScott Hall just happened to be there. Triple H has gone on record saying that Ric Flair could get a 5 star match out of a broom. Perry Saturn once had a relationship with a mop….. Wow, I went slightly off topic there, now I’m embarrassed.

The point is, in wrestling there has always been certain performers who were more talented in the ring than others. Sure, there’s been guys with limited ability, like Hulk Hogan, Mick Foley or John Cena and his “Five Moves Of Doom”, but they make up for their physical shortcomings with natural charisma. But the best in-ring performers are the ones we always remember, the guys who give us matches we will watch over and over again for years. But what are the hallmarks of a great in-ring competitor?
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5 WCW Superstars Who Made It In The WWE

The WCW was a promotion full of misused talent, the older stars kept the younger stars from blossoming into their full potential, However, there are many examples of WCW talent being misused in WWE, such as Dean Malenko, Ultimo Dragon, Scott Steiner and Perry Saturn, who were all misused in Vince McMahon’s company.

Yet despite this, there are a few examples of WCW talent reaching high levels of success in the WWE. So without further ado, I ask you to cast your eye over these WCW success stories.

5. Rey Mysterio

Rey Mysterio made his name in Mexico fighting the likes of Juventud Guerrera and Psicosis in fresh and innovative matches, emerging as the main draw of an influx of Mexican superstars coming over to the States to make a name and some money for themselves. He firstly appeared in Ecw first before making his debut in the WCW, taking

WWE: 20 Greatest Stables Of All Time

What’s a stable? A stable is when wrestlers form a group and come together as one. There are many names for it besides a stable. Some may call it a group, a faction, or even a gang. Call it whatever you’d like, stables are just cool.

Wrestling always seems to be more fun when there are stables around. It’s no coincidence that the 90′s were wrestling’s pinnacle both as a sport and for stables. Every wrestler knew the better stable they were in, the better off they were for the long haul of their career. Being in a stable can be a career saver for some but for others, it’s what catapults them into super stardom.

These days stables almost seem to be a lost art and a thing of the past but with groups like The Shield (too new to make the list), The Aces and Eights,

Remembering Chris Benoit: Was WWE Right To Destroy His Legacy?

It’s been a half decade since one of the WWE’s blackest days. An event that would truly change the landscape of the company and tarnish its all-important public image. As Raw’s 1000th episode approaches, it presents a perfect time to reflect on the past. It’s equally important to reflect upon, and learn from the negatives in the past, as well as to celebrate the positives.

Twelve years ago, Chris Benoit along with Perry Saturn, Dean Malenko and Eddie Guerrero arrived in the WWE as ‘The Radicalz’. It was a huge coup for the company at the time, and was one of the finals nails in the WCW coffin. They allowed some of their best and most technically gifted stars walk out the door. Chris Benoit was arguably the most gifted of the bunch.

He, and Eddie Guerrero (who may have been equally as gifted), quickly rose
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