9 items from 2014
Michael Kingston is a lifelong comic book and wrestling fan. In the past, various writers have attempted to create comics that mixed the two genres, but failed in spectacular fashion. In Headlocked: The Last Territory, though, Kingston creates a realistic hero in Mike Hartman who we follow on a journey in the unforgiving business. Filled with emotion and a clear passion from its writer, Headlocked is the most realistic portrayal of wrestling in the graphic novel form to date.
For his upcoming sequel Headlocked: The Last Territory Vol. 2, we follow the continuation of Hartman’s story. Kingston has taken to Kickstarter once more to raise the funds necessary to produce the book. Teaming up with him again is wrestling legend Jerry Lawler who will be providing the cover artwork. Also joining on the project in the role of guest creators are Booker T, Rob Van Dam, A.J. Styles, John Morrison, »
- Andrew Soucek
The people who brought to life memorable horror movie characters like Friday the 13th’s Jason Voorhees, Child’s Play’s Chucky, The Howling’s Karen White, Dawn of the Dead’s Blades, and many more are gathering in Massachusetts with a heavy metal backdrop this October. Celebrating scares and guitar shredding, the lineup for the 11th Annual Rock and Shock horror convention has been unveiled.
Worcester, Ma (October 1, 2014)- “The air is getting crisp. Stores are pushing Pumpkin Spice everything. It’s time to gear up for the biggest horror convention on the East Coast for the Halloween season! October 17th through 19th (with a pre-show concert starring King Diamond on the 16th), Rock and Shock will celebrate their 11th year bringing the creeps and the metal (which are often the same thing) to Worcester, Ma. We’ll be packing the show with excellent guests, killer bands, awesome vendors, »
- Derek Anderson
WWE Legends House is the first reality television program available on the WWE Network. Eight WWE legends: “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Hillbilly Jim, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, Tony Atlas, Jimmy Hart, Pat Patterson, “Mean” Gene Okerlund and Howard Finkel all move in together and the hilarity ensues. While we best know these legends from watching them in the ring, Legends House offers us a look at the personal lives of our beloved childhood heroes every Thursday at 10pm on the WWE Network.
Seven episodes in and we know things about these grapplers that we may have been better off not knowing, like Tony Atlas’ foot fetish (more on that later.) Ashley, the show’s host, and her now infamous “hello boys” catchphrase puts the legends in different activities on a daily basis. The legends so far have been male models in Las Vegas, participated in a “Larping” battle and filmed »
- Anthony Ruggiero
Race and wrestling go together like peanut butter and jelly. When it works, Caucasian wrestler Sputnik Monroe becomes the Memphis territory’s most beloved of babyfaces by advocating for African-American fans to be allowed into buildings in order to watch him perform in the 1960s. When it doesn’t, there’s Tony Atlas as a stereotypical spear wielding African savage in the early 1990s as Saba Simba. Somewhere between these two concepts is the WWF’s Nation of Domination.
Started in 1996 as an appropriation as an angle from Memphis meant to get some steam behind Ron Simmons’ re-tooled Faarooq character, the Nation of Islam knockoff lasted for two years in the WWF, and moreso than any level of racial disharmony, the group provided an incredible springboard to create new stars like D’Lo Brown, Mark Henry, Kama (later The Godfather) and of course, The Rock.
Thus, when rumours »
- Marcus K. Dowling
It's the kinda thing that blew up in Dennis Rodman's face -- but WWE Hall of Famer Tony Atlas is throwing his name in the ring for a new wrestling gig ... in North Korea. The event -- announced Monday -- will be held August in Pyongyang, and although the lineup hasn't been revealed ... Atlas says he'd proudly lace up his boots for a match ... even though he's 70 Years Old!Tony, aka Mr. USA, sees it as his patriotic duty, »
- TMZ Staff
To a young wrestling fan, there is nothing quite as thrilling as watching the top Superstars of World Wrestling Entertainment engage in unrivaled acts of power and strength. Whether it is a massive powerslam, a big suplex or the dreaded Full Nelson submission, the powerhouses of professional wrestling have always managed to strike a chord with the audience at large. Some of the greatest Superstars of all-time were strong men, capable of lifting any opponent, regardless of weight or size, high into the air with relative ease.
Hall of Famers such as the late Ultimate Warrior, Hulk Hogan, Tony Atlas and Ivan Putski were tremendously strong individuals who found great success for themselves in the over-the-top world of sports-entertainment. Today’s strongest include The Shield’s Roman Reigns, the “Swiss Superman” Cesaro and multiple-time WWE and World Heavyweight champion John Cena. The recent rise of the aforementioned Reigns and Cesaro, »
- Erik Beaston
The day has finally arrived. The WWE Network launches at 9 a.m. Et with a full slate of programming, both on the network stream and as part of the video-on-demand library.
The most important thing to note is that beginning with "Wrestlemania 30" on April 6, all WWE pay-per-views will air live on the network. What is there to watch before that? Use this handy guide to programming, so you know what you're looking for.
All times are Eastern.
Monday7:30 p.m. - "WWE Raw" Pre-showA live, 30-minute Raw Pre-Show will air each week.
11:05 p.m. - "WWE Raw Backstage Pass""WWE Raw Backstage Pass" will air live each week immediately following Monday Night Raw, providing analysis of the night's action and exclusive backstage interviews.
Copyright: WWE Royal Rumble 2010 Blu-ray
The month of February is Black History Month and like usual, World Wrestling Entertainment will honor their performers throughout the month. We saw on Raw that they honored WWE Hall of Famer Ernie Ladd, who was a star in the NFL before his WWE career.
There are many great black wrestlers in the history of wrestling and more specifically WWE, who helped pave the way for the stars of today.
The current WWE roster has a lot of talented black performers like Big E Langston, Kofi Kingston, Titus O’Neil, Darren Young and more that look up to the men on this list and hope to one day follow in their Hall of Fame footsteps.
What’s great about the wrestling business is the diversity that exists that has seen talents of every race ascend to the top of the business. Wrestling fans are accepting »
- John Canton
Can you smell what the WWE is cooking?
In a spectacle of Las Vegas and CES 2014, WWE brought the wrestling stars to the convention to announce the streaming service WWE Network. Latino-Review.com was in attendance to witness the reveal event and demonstration.
WWE Network will be a 24/7 streaming site that will launch on Monday, February 24, with a fee of $9.99 per month with a six-month commitment.
- Gig Patta
9 items from 2014
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