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10 Big Questions From WWE Raw (August 3)

7 hours ago

WWE.com

The wrestling world said goodbye last week to another of its greatest innovators – the legendary ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper. This was the first Raw since Hot Rod’s passing, and WWE paid tribute to the man who famously changed the questions just when we thought we had all the answers.

A ten-bell salute and moving video package, the sort that WWE are brilliant at, were a fitting way to remember Piper, as were the ‘Hot Rod’ t-shirts (or belly tops, if your name is Paige). Even WWE’s resident douchebag, The Miz, broke character to acknowledge and thank Piper for Piper’s Pit paving the way for all the similar segments throughout the years that have imitated the original, including his own Miz TV.

The high quality of the show itself was perhaps the best way for wrestling fans to celebrate the life of Hot Rod and his contribution to the business. »

- Chris Collins

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Rick Rude

7 hours ago

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To this day, pro wrestling fans still regard Rick Rude as one of the greatest performers never to be WWE Champion. Making his debut way back in the early-1980’s, Rude initially started as a clean cut babyface. It wasn’t until the man gained significant muscle mass and created the ‘Ravishing’ character that he really started to gain momentum.

The arrogant, egotistical heel persona was perfect, and helped steer Rick to the then-World Wrestling Federation in 1987. It was there that the man had his most success, certainly from a critical standpoint. Even though Rude had held titles in the Nwa and other territories, his work in the WWF is what many fans remember most fondly. Holding the Intercontinental Title on one occasion was his only title win in the company.

Flirting with the main event scene, Rick Rude would never get to carry the biggest prize the WWF had to offer. »

- Jamie Kennedy

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Ronda Rousey To Produce And Star In Her Own Film Biopic

7 hours ago

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Ronda Rousey, who crushed Bethe Correia this past weekend in just 34 seconds at Ufc 190, has sold the rights to her autobiography, My Fight/Your Fight – and will both produce and star in the feature film adaptation. The property was picked up by Paramount Pictures, so this is likely to be a big deal.

While she was clearly born to play the role, it’s a big step up from smaller appearances in The Expendables 3, Furious 7, and the Entourage movie. While she also has the upcoming Mile 22 film with director Peter Berg, and The Athena Project further down the road, this will be the first time Rousey is front and centre in a film. Albeit a film about her life, a poor performance could tank the movie. It also remains to be seen how interested the public is in seeing Rousey’s back story, »

- Jay Anderson

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WWE Refusing Any Calls Related To Chyna

8 hours ago

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Former WWE diva Chyna is working on a documentary called “The Reconstruction Of Chyna” and she’s trying to get in contact with WWE, but they clearly want nothing to do with her.

In a video released by Chyna and her manager Anthony Anzaldo, they played a phone call where he called WWE’s offices to try to talk to somebody about royalties that they feel Chyna is owed.

The WWE employee that answered the call said this: “I’ve actually been instructed not to pass along any calls in regards to her, I’m sorry.” When Anzaldo asked why, the woman on WWE’s side said that’s just what she has been told. After the WWE employee hung up, Chyna and Anzaldo talked about how difficult things are now.

The reasons why WWE wants nothing to do with her is because she made recent claims that »

- John Canton

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26 Wtf Moments From WWE Raw (August 3)

11 hours ago

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The Beast was due to be back in town last night, so to quote Jim Ross, ‘business was surely about to pick up!’.

Brock Lesnar hasn’t been seen on WWE television since that utterly brilliant show down with The Undertaker the night after Battleground. The phenom cost Lesnar the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Seth Rollins and showed up on Raw to tell us that it is finally time for him to seek his revenge following that Streak ending defeat at WrestleMania XXX.

In the eyes of the WWE Universe, the overwhelming majority at least, this is a feud that would be worthy of taking up the entire three hours each and every Monday night until their match at SummerSlam rolls round. It’s something that has captivated the imagination like nothing we’ve seen for a very long time.

Taker and Brock’s suddenly shocking feud »

- Ross Tweddell

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10 Players Newcastle Should Break Their Transfer Record For

11 hours ago

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On the August 24th 2005, Newcastle United announced that they had agreed a record-breaking fee of £16.8 million to sign Michael Owen from Real Madrid.

Uncontrollable optimism seeped through St James’ Park as the former Real Madrid striker – clad in the black-and-white Northern Rock-sponsored kit – was presented to 15,000 ecstatic Geordies. The signing represented ambition, hope and a genuine first-class striker who fans could idolise in the way they had with Alan Shearer.

But the pedestal on which Owen stood as fans in the Sir John Hall stand gawped at their new No 10 has not been seen again in the ensuing 10 years. Deconstructed and slid into the St James’ Park storage cellar, ancient vibrations still circulating in the metal tubes are all that remain of that raucous applause and joyous celebration. Despite a couple of decent signings this summer, Aleksandar Mitrovic for £13 million and Georginio Wijnaldum for £14.5 million, »

- Matt Smith

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Backstage News On Dolph Ziggler’s WWE TV Return

11 hours ago

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Dolph Ziggler’s expected to make his WWE return on the August 17 edition of Raw in Minneapolis, according to a report from PWInsider. Ziggler’s been off WWE TV since Raw on July 6 when he was attacked by Rusev, who used a crutch against his throat.

The reason Ziggler’s been off TV is because he’s been filming the WWE Studios movie “6:42″ along with Kane and they are slated to finish production on August 14. It was also noted by PWInsider that the script for the movie is really good and that it’s a great project for Ziggler, who is starring in a movie for the first time.

His storyline return will likely see him face Rusev in a match at SummerSlam. There’s speculation that it could be a mixed tag team match with Ziggler teaming up with his on screen girlfriend Lana against Rusev »

- John Canton

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What Is The Undertaker’s Schedule After WWE SummerSlam?

11 hours ago

WWE.com

The Undertaker is expected to work more dates after WWE SummerSlam, according to PWInsider. He will be working at least one more Raw after the event, which could be August 24 in Brooklyn but we’re told we shouldn’t be surprised if he shows up on more events. .

It was noted in their report that it’s possible he could be appearing on other episodes of Raw as well. There’s no indication at this point if he’s going to wrestle more PPVs, but it would make a lot of sense if he were to have a match at Survivor Series just because that’s 25 years after he debuted in WWE.

Since The Undertaker is 50 years old and is in really good shape right now, he’s obviously okay with wanting to work a bit more. He was on the July 20 edition of Raw for an epic brawl with Brock Lesnar, »

- John Canton

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WWE 2K16 Footage – Gameplay Details Revealed

11 hours ago

2K Games

IGN have lifted the lid on WWE 2K16 by unleashing gameplay footage that gives us our best look yet at this year’s edition of the best-selling wrestling game.

The first thing to notice is that chain grappling is back, while there are also more transitions as well as moves to reflect the true abilities of the wrestlers involved. The good news is that chain grapples are impacted by your wrestler’s attribute values more than anything and there can even be instances where there are ties, which leads to breaks or possibly some cheap shots.

There are also working grapples, which are situations where the initiating wrestler can rest up and get stamina back while draining his opponent’s stamina.

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With regards to reversals, there are two big changes that will allow for more consistency with them. With the new gameplay, you start each match »

- John Canton

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Metal Gear Solid: 16 Mind-Blowing Easter Eggs You Totally Missed

11 hours ago

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At time of writing, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima is currently embroiled in one hell of a home turf-war against his employers Konami. The latter have reportedly converted their office into some dystopian nightmare, where the fallout from the company’s switch to mobile gaming is resulting in a string of dehumanising actions, such as employees being monitored 24/7 to produce the best results, and demoted if they aren’t working consistently at optimum efficiency.

However – and more than ever at this point – fans need to parse out the good from the bad, as 2015 is also seeing the final instalment of Metal Gear Solid as we know and love it. Following all the aforementioned kerfuffle, Koj and his team are departing Konami, and although they’ve already confirmed more Mgs games are coming sans-Hideo, it’s Phantom Pain that’s going to be the series’ big send-off, »

- Scott Tailford

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8 Wrestling Rumours & Reactions (Aug 4): Owen Hart DVD Happening?

12 hours ago

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Today’s wrestling rumours…

In the WWE, plenty of backstage whispers on who could possibly get called up from Nxt. One makes sense, while the other would be absolutely insane. There are also some updates on the Ronda Rousey/WWE situation and just how many times are Brock and Undertaker going to wrestle? They are booked for SummerSlam, but that might not be the last time we see those two in a ring.

Speaking of the Undertaker, WWE plans on putting out a DVD devoted to his “Streak” as well as a long overdue tribute to one of their most loved wrestlers.

Also, exactly how much of Paul Heyman’s amazing promos does Heyman get to write and say on live television?

Moving on to indy news; Lucha Underground might be one and done with their season finale coming this Wednesday. Finally, a GoFundMe campaign has been started for Jerry Lynn, »

- Joshua Gagnon

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10 Most Insane Things That Ever Happened At Comic-Con

12 hours ago

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Comic-Con has its own special currency. Not, like, Itchy & Scratchy Money that you can only spend on the con floor – they prefer you use regular dollar bills (and for you to use as many of them as possible). No, for the exhibitors at the San Diego epicentre of geekdom, their capital is cultural, and comes in the form of bringing enough cool stuff that it’s their film/comic/TV show/game fans will go away hyped for.

How do they do that? Well, mainly by bringing surprise stars to make appearances, making announcements that seemingly come out of nowhere, and debuting brand-new footage of upcoming projects fans can’t see anywhere else. The companies and studios try and one-up each other, “win” the con and then reap the actual big bucks after cashing in their nerd currency.

They bring the most insane things they can to »

- Tom Baker

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10 Things We Learned From Newcastle’s Open Training Session

13 hours ago

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Newcastle United Football Club rarely open themselves up to the public, but on Tuesday August 4th they at least attempted to. More than 13,000 Toon supporters were allowed through the gates of St James’ Park to enjoy both a “Family Fun Day”, as well as an open training session.

First the youth-team, foundation and community teams played on the hallowed turf, then the first-team squad arrived with Steve McClaren, Ian Cathro, Paul Simpson and all the other coaches, ready to show off the work they have undertaken during the pre-season campaign.

Because that’s it in terms of Newcastle’s pre-season campaign. All seven matches are played, and now there’s just days until their Premier League campaign kicks off against Southampton at St James’ Park on Sunday (1.30pm kick-off).

Georginio Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba are already through the door this summer, but significant recruitment still needs to »

- Chris Waugh

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12 Hacks For A Mind-Blowing Sex Life

13 hours ago

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Bonking, shagging, making whoopee, doing the bone dance … whatever you call it, a good bit of love making is always a real treat. It relieves stress, gives pleasure, brings people together, it’s a cracking workout and it has the ultimate power to create new life – what’s not to like?

Loads of different people do it in loads of different ways but, like everything in life, there are always opportunities to make it even better. By taking advantage of certain quirks in the human brain and body, you could open up a whole new world of orgasmic opportunities for yourself and your lucky, lucky companions. After all, who doesn’t want a more fulfilling, inspiring and exciting sex life?

There has been a multitude of research done on the world’s oldest hobby (it would seem that scientists also think sex is as marvellous as the »

- Stevie Shephard

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Former WWE Star Jerry Lynn Seeking Help To Pay For Major Surgeries

13 hours ago

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Jerry Lynn, a performer mostly known for his classic matches in the original Ecw against the likes of Lance Storm and Rob Van Dam, called it a career on March 23rd, 2013 – exactly twenty five years after he had his first match.

The ‘New F’N Show’ had a good, long career, which included spells in WCW, Japan, Ring of Honor, Tna and WWE. However, a quarter century of bumping has taken its toll on him and he now requires major surgeries to his neck and back.

On Thursday August 6, Lynn will hve three degenerative discs in his neck replaced, his vertebrae fused and bone spurs removed, as well. The pain is something he can no longer deal with and, although he has medical insurance, he needs help covering the $5,000 deductible as well as the three months that he will need to take off from work in order to rehab properly. »

- Lewis Howse

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The Creepy Truth Behind 10 Urban Myths

13 hours ago

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Who doesn’t love a good spooky story? Whether it’s a blood-curdling ghost story to freak yourselves out around the campfire, or a cautionary tale to scare the little ones to sleep at night, we’ve always been fascinated by whatever it is that goes bump in the night.

But they’re just stupid stories, right? Made up to scare the gullible and while away those long winter evenings.

Well, what if we told you that all of your nightmares are real?

Okay, not all of them. But, you know what they say: there’s no smoke without a fire, and those spine-chilling tales of sea monsters, weird murders, ghostly visitations and mysterious disappearances must have come from somewhere.

Urban myths and legends play on the deepest, darkest paranoias of the human psyche, so to discover that at least some of them have their basis in reality is pretty unnerving. »

- Stevie Shephard

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Predicting Who Lives And Who Dies

14 hours ago

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There’s no movie this year more widely anticipated than Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so fans are naturally eager to feast their eyes on every sliver of plot information they can.

Though the journey and sense of adventure should ultimately prove more important than the destination, that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating about who will actually make it to the end of the movie, to live on and fight another day in Rian Johnson’s Episode VIII (due for release in May 2017).

Of course, many fans are worried that J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan’s script will see a number of iconic characters killed off, all while the series tries to re-establish itself with a glut of fresh young faces being forced down audience’s throats.

Whether Abrams has the stones to do it remains to be seen, what with plot details remaining as mysterious as ever, »

- Jack Pooley

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McClaren Wants St James’ Park Back To Exactly How It Was Pre-John Carver

14 hours ago

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Steve McClaren wants to make St James’ Park a “great, tremendous place” again following Newcastle United’s shambolic 2014-15 campaign when the life was almost sucked out of the place at times due to the turgid football on display.

The ex-England and Middlesbrough boss has labelled Newcastle as a “great and big club” – but he knows there is a serious job ahead to get them back to where they should be.

Having taken charge of his first match at St James’ – the 1-0 pre-season friendly loss to Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday – McClaren admits he is “excited” for his opening Premier League fixture there against Southampton on Sunday (1.30pm kick-off).

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Speaking to The Chronicle after the Borussia defeat, McClaren said:

“It’s a big club and it’s a great club and I’m excited by what I see. I know this club »

- Chris Waugh

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10 Overlooked Movie Licensed Games (That Were Actually Awesome)

14 hours ago

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After years and years of being burned by godawful movie tie-in games, players in 2015 are pretty justified when they meet every newly-announced title with the same exhausted sigh.

In fact, players have been disappointed by soulless movie games so much over the past decade or so, that even when a good title comes out, they probably won’t even play it due to the stigma that lingers around the entire sub-genre. But when it comes down to it, there are plenty of movie-inspired games that haven’t received the praise they deserved, just because they happened to be born out of one of the most hated genres in the history of gaming. 

Because of this reputation it’s very easy to forget that some of the medium’s most iconic titles have actually been licensed video games. You might have to dig through a pile of terrible Charlie’s Angels titles to find them, »

- Josh Brown

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9 Upcoming Original Amazon TV Shows You Should Be Excited About

15 hours ago

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While Netflix is the streaming service that grabs all the headlines and is making the traditional TV networks and movie studios sweat, Amazon has quietly been building up its own catalogue of original shows to provide some serious competition.

Amazon Studios was launched back in 2010, with the aim of producing a host of content new and exclusive to its Amazon Instant Video service, but it wasn’t until 2013 that the first pilots appeared. Their model was different in that they released all of these online, and what went to series was largely based on the reception they got from audiences. Thus quite high-profile shows like the Zombieland TV series and Onion News Empire didn’t make the grade, while the John Goodman starring Alpha House was their first hit.

Since then it has gotten a lot more confident, and last year released the sitcom Transparent. It featured »

- James Hunt

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