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Sdcc Interview: Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl, star of Leprechaun: Origins

5 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

david j. moore chats with Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl, star of Leprechaun: Origins, at the San Diego Comic-Con…

At four feet, four inches, Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl might not seem like a likely candidate for professional wrestling, but he’s made his mark in WWE wrestling with a Cruiserweight Champion title on Smackdown! (2007) and other physical feats on WWE Raw. This year he’s made his crossover into films with an appearance in Muppets Most Wanted, and now with the WWE / Lionsgate joint venture of the horror film Leprechaun: Origins, which hopes to reignite interest in the horror franchise, which starred Warwick Davis. A separate, unrelated entity that stands on its own, Origins purports to be a straight-up horror film, with full-tilt gore, violence, and action, courtesy of the evil Leprechaun, played by the one and only Hornswoggle.

david j. moore: You’re coming from a long line of guys who’ve »

- Gary Collinson

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Daniel Bryan Won’t Return From Injury Until WWE Royal Rumble 2015

16 hours ago | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

The WWE is currently working on the basis that Daniel Bryan won’t return from injury until January 2015, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

At that point Bryan would return at the Royal Rumble, taking up the spot of the third most important wrestler in the company. He had previously been the firm number two man, if not the almost equal to John Cena’s number one spot. However, his long term absence with a neck injury has relegated his status. This past week he found out he would need a second surgery on the nerve damage, effectively ruling him out for a further six months. There are now long term plans for John Cena to be the number one guy, with Roman Reigns the heir apparent. Bryan would return as a strong third franchise star, but the top two babyface positions are now locked for Cena and Reigns. »

- Grahame Herbert

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Sting’s WWE Debut At SummerSlam?

17 hours ago | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

ThSting’s WWE deal could be signed before August 17th’s SummerSlam event, reports Wrestling Observer. A source told the Newsletter that “they were hopeful of getting it done by SummerSlam, since Sting is coming to Los Angeles for the event.”

The former WCW star is not currently scheduled for an appearance on the show, but if his deal gets signed in time, there’s a chance he could make his debut at the event. The deal has been close to being signed for a number of months now, with Sting vocally enthusiastic about joining the company.

The reason Sting will be in Los Angeles on the August 16 – 17th weekend is because of his 2K deal. As the marketing point for the WWE 2K15 video game, Sting will be part of events around SummerSlam promoted by 2K. That will include press interviews and the game’s official roster revealing. »

- Grahame Herbert

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WWE 2K15 Leaked Roster Includes Cm Punk

30 July 2014 2:24 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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

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10 Feuds Worthy Of The Rock’s WWE Return

30 July 2014 12:53 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

It’s no secret that The Rock is willing to get back inside the WWE ring if the opponent and the payday add up to the right situation for everyone, but that means he won’t just return for anyone. It has to be someone who is not only deserving of a top-level feud against The Rock, but someone who makes a reasonable opponent through good storytelling.

WWE management would be forgiven for bringing The Rock back for just about any reason, but the better the opponent, the better the resulting feud. After all, it wouldn’t make much sense for The Rock to return to feud with Bo Dallas or Sin Cara because the feud would be pointless and fans would be wondering why Rocky was wrestling someone below his level. Whoever faces The Rock has to be a legitimate star with major heat or support from the crowd. »

- Chris Mueller

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WWE 2K15 Roster: 15 Overrated Wrestlers That Need Downgrading

29 July 2014 11:58 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

A year in the WWE can feel like a lifetime. One minute a wrestler is main eventing, a while later and they can’t even get on the show. That’s partly why it’s refreshing to get an annual WWE 2K video game release, it reflects the changes in the WWE programming. The stars who were considered the best rated talent a year ago are in some instances the weakest wrestlers on the show today. There are guys who won all the time in the run-up to WWE 2K14′s release, who nowadays lose every week in under three minutes. WWE 2K15 is going to have to reflect these changes, so expect the in-game ‘ratings’ system to look very different come the October release.

2K14 ranked its wrestlers out of a hundred. The top level talent, the television main eventers, were mainly attributed to be a 90 plus. »

- Grahame Herbert

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LeBron James -- First Day On Movie Set ... In New Amy Schumer Flick

29 July 2014 12:45 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

LeBron James' movie career is officially underway ... with the NBA star roaming the NYC set of the new Judd Apatow flick he's filming with Amy Schumer ... and TMZ Sports has the footage. Back in May, Bron secured a cameo in the movie "Trainwreck" -- a movie that's been getting a lot of buzz ... in part due to the fact producers are desperately trying to keep the plot under wraps. Unclear what LeBron's role »

- TMZ Staff

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Stephanie Vs. Brie Bella Confirmed For WWE Summerslam

28 July 2014 10:46 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

The lineup for WWE’s SummerSlam event in Los Angeles on August 17 had two more matches added to the event. Here’s the lineup so far with notes on each match.

John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship – Lesnar wasn’t on Raw this week, so there was a promo exchange between Cena and Lesnar’s advocate Paul Heyman. Cena isn’t expected on Raw next week due to filming a movie and Lesnar probably won’t be on either. Both guys are expected on April 11, which is when Hulk Hogan will be hosting Raw.

Chris Jericho vs. Bray Wyatt – This is a rematch from Battleground, which Jericho won. Wyatt attacked Jericho on Raw just like he did one week earlier. Wyatt was only on Raw for about two minutes and didn’t get to do a promo. Jericho was featured in a match as well as a promo. »

- John Canton

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WWE Confirm Prince Devitt Signing

28 July 2014 10:04 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

WWE has made official their signing of Irish wrestler Fergal Devitt, with a front page announcement on

Better known from the independent and Japanese circuit as Prince Devitt, the 33 year old has a stellar reputation as one of the world’s best in-ring workers. As evidence of this he has held the Iwgp Junior Heavyweight Championship three times, additionally winning New Japan’s Best of the Super Juniors tournament in 2010 and 2013.

Despite his reputation and experience, WWE will initially have Devitt report to their Performance Centre in Orlando, Florida. He will then begin his WWE career by wrestling on Nxt. This is similar to the signing of fellow international star Kenta, who WWE confirmed as signing earlier in July.

With both Kenta and Devitt on Nxt, the WWE Network is going to have a superior weekly wrestling show to broadcast. Alongside the likes of Nxt stars Adrian Neville and Sami Zayn, »

- Grahame Herbert

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WWE Champion John Cena Teases That He Wants To Turn Heel

28 July 2014 9:57 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

A big talking point amongst wrestling fans over the weekend was John Cena tweeting that he’d like to turn heel. There’s a chance that Cena sent this tweet just to be provocative, or maybe it really is a career change that he’s pushing for.

“Ok interweb, have fun with this one.. #lifewouldbebetterif I turned heel. @twitter feed crash in 3….2…..” he tweeted.

The tone of the tweet is obviously light-hearted and Cena makes clear he is expecting a reaction. However it was certainly a choice comment to make, one of the few occasions he has actually addressed going heel. Does he really feel life would be better if he became a bad guy? Who knows, but after years of mixed reactions, maybe he really is ready to embrace a darker character. There’d certainly be some compelling creative WWE could do with a Cena heel turn. »

- Grahame Herbert

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Backstage Heat On Randy Orton Over Roman Reigns Matches

28 July 2014 5:17 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

There is backstage heat on Randy Orton due to his “crowd killing” style in matches against Roman Reigns over the weekend. Reports say that Orton’s peers feel as if the veteran star didn’t do Reigns any favours in their contests. As a result of Orton’s actions, the live crowd had an overwhelmingly negative reaction, which is a bad sign for what is meant to be one of SummerSlam’s key main events.

Some superstars are said to be concerned that Orton will slow down WWE’s planned push to make Reigns their new biggest babyface. The plan for Reigns is that he will be the new John Cena by the time of WrestleMania 31. The importance of his elevation is compounded by the fact that Daniel Bryan is out with a long term injury. John Cena is doing ok on top, but he isn’t able »

- Grahame Herbert

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WWE: 10 Questions You Most Want Answered (July 26)

26 July 2014 3:59 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

It’s been an interesting week in WWE, which is no surprise when it follows a pay-per-view like this past Sunday’s Battleground show. While it was far from the best PPV of the year, it did set up things very well for SummerSlam.

Monday’s Raw had a couple of noteworthy things with Stephanie McMahon getting arrested after slapping Brie Bella (who was in the crowd) and also the much anticipated return of Brock Lesnar with Paul Heyman. We found out that Lesnar is officially going to challenge John Cena for the WWE Title at SummerSlam, so we have that to look forward to on August 17.

The other big news item was an unexpected moment that took place on Thursday at San Diego’s Comic Con event. WWE had a panel there (consisting of Paul Heyman, Hulk Hogan & Daniel Bryan) to discuss the new like of Mattel »

- John Canton

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Review: WWE Extreme Rules (Blu-ray)

25 July 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

Though they were few actual extreme rule stipulations at the 2014 Extreme Rules Pay Per View, there were certainly extremes when it came to the quality of the matches. Stuck right at the beginning of the no man’s land between Wrestlemania and SummerSlam that inevitably finds the WWE effectively presenting the PPV as the hangover after the big Mania blowout, Extreme Rules was an evening of highs and lows.

Starting with those lows, John Cena facing off against Bray Wyatt in a steel cage might have seemed the next logical step after their Mania lock up, and to be fair to WWE Creative they’d tried to pull out all the stops to build it up in the weeks prior to Extreme Rules, but the reality of the match was that it was dull. After trying numerous times to escape the cage, only to be thwarted by continuous interference by »

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10 Greatest Promo Guys Of The Ruthless Aggression Era

25 July 2014 4:48 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


Picture the scene: it’s just after Wrestlemania Xvii and we’ve witnessed the infamous Austin heel turn, a moment signalling the end of the Attitude Era and the beginning of an era Vince himself would go on to dub the Ruthless Aggression Era, a shift that saw the rises of stars like John Cena and Batista and a change in focus that concentrated much more on the in-ring action.

This didn’t mean promo and character work was simply left by the wayside however: this oft overlooked period of time saw the surge in popularity of some of the best talkers and character workers of all time, and it’s no coincidence that the one thing you’ll see in common with the majority of this list is that they were also the top workers of the time.

In a stretch of time where everyone had a high degree of in-ring skill, »

- Mark Bradley

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Sting Makes First Live WWE Apperance At San Diego Comic Con

24 July 2014 1:21 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

There was a big WWE event at the San Diego Comic Con on Thursday. It’s one of the biggest Comic Con events in the world and WWE is always strongly represented. They were there to reveal their new Mattel action figures. At a lot of these Comic Cons there are also panels featuring WWE stars answering questions from fans in attendance. The advertised panel was made up of injured former WWE Champion Daniel Bryan, Paul Heyman and WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan. Michael Cole was there too. There was a surprise, though. In what would count as his first live WWE event appearance, the legendary Sting was there as well in his ring gear.

Sting wasn’t advertised for the event. It was a surprise for the fans in San Diego. Credit WWE for keeping it under wraps because there was no indication that he would be there. »

- John Canton

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10 Things WWE Fans Need To Know About Brock Lesnar & John Cena’s History

24 July 2014 1:14 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

This year’s SummerSlam has a huge main event as John Cena defends the WWE World Heavyweight Champion against the “beast incarnate” Brock Lesnar, who is managed by the great Paul Heyman. It isn’t their first big matchup and it may not be the last one. They are two guys who have a long history together even Lesnar was out of WWE for eight years while Cena became the unquestionable face of the company.

When they have their match at SummerSlam there’s a very good chance that WWE will mention their terrific match at Extreme Rules 2012 that was won by Cena. They can mention it and use it as a way of saying that Lesnar is going to be motivated to win not just to be WWE Champion, but to avenge that loss also.

What about their feud in 2003? The chances are good that WWE will completely ignore it. »

- John Canton

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5 Reasons Why Bray Wyatt And Chris Jericho’s Feud Is A Failure (So Far)

23 July 2014 3:19 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

The reason why Chris Jericho and Bray Wyatt’s present WWE feud can be considered a failure can, intriguingly enough, be traced back to something very familiar to Jericho, rock music. In September 1990, the Billboard pop charts were ruled by “Cherry Pie,” Warrant’s overtly sexual, loud and wild arena rock anthem. By September 1991, the decidedly not-so-sexual and much more morose grunge hit “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” With one song, the mood atop the music industry changed, rendering most hair metal acts as also-rans almost immediately.

The same can be said for why Chris Jericho and Bray Wyatt’s feud is likely to be a failure. On July 19, 2013, Chris Jericho made his last appearance for almost a full calendar year in WWE. At that point, Jericho’s wild persona and hair metal rock star-style charisma worked. He was cool, and did a more-than-admirable job of getting Fandango over at Wrestlemania 29. »

- Marcus K. Dowling

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10 Mma Fighters Who Tried Out Acting

22 July 2014 7:08 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


We’ve seen many pro wrestlers move from the world of choreographed fighting to the movie business. Given they’re required to preform on the mic as part of their pro wrestling duties, WWE stars seem to make a decent go of it, at least some of the time: Hulk Hogan played Thunderlips in Rocky III, but he also headlined in Mr. Nanny – not exactly a great career move, acting wise.

The most successful crossover star from the wrestling realm to the movie business is, of course, The Rock – Dwayne Johnson has actual acting ability to go with his charisma, which is what propelled him past Hogan levels in regards to his acting career, but there have been others: John Cena, Kane, The Big Show, Triple H, Randy Orton, Kevin Nash, Diamond Dallas Page, Mick Foley – they’ve all tried their hand at movies and television shows, mostly in WWE productions. »

- Jay Anderson

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SummerSlam: John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar For The WWE Title Is Official

22 July 2014 12:38 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

The main event of WWE SummerSlam is now official: John Cena will defend the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Brock Lensar at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on August 17th.

It’s a match that has been rumored for months now, but wasn’t discussed by WWE in public because they wanted to keep Lesnar’s return a surprise. In Raw’s opening segment on Monday, Triple H said that he guaran-damn-teed a new WWE Champion at SummerSlam. We didn’t know who the challenger would be, but we found out in the main event. It appeared as if Hunter’s first choice was Randy Orton. However, Roman Reigns attacked him and they brawled to the backstage area likely to set up a SummerSlam match between these two. That’s when Paul Heyman showed up to tell Triple H that Plan A (Randy Orton) wasn’t working »

- John Canton

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WWE 2K15 Roster Reveal Date Set For SummerSlam Weekend

21 July 2014 4:47 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

WWE 2K15‘s release date is quickly approaching, yet we still know very little about the franchise’s leap into the next generation of gaming. So far, we’re merely aware of its release date and that Sting will be its pre-order character. That’s it, as we haven’t even seen a single screenshot.

That is all going to change soon, though, as has an article up stating tha, during August 16th’s SummerSlam weekend festivities, Stone Cold Steve Austin will host a panel detailing the game’s full roster.

WWE 2K15 Roster Reveal hosted by Stone Cold Steve Austin featuring John Cena, Hulk Hogan, Roman Reigns, Sheamus and Cesaro on Saturday, August 16 at 10 Am Pt.  In addition to speaking about their respective WWE careers, the panelists will reveal the official roster for 2K’s upcoming WWE 2K15 video game, which is available October 28. VIP Ticket holders »

- Robert Kojder

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