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10 Saved By The Bell Plots That Are Certifiably Insane

16 hours ago

NBC Universal Television

There are weird things about Saved By The Bell that are excusable. It’s a kids’ show, after all, so issues like the show’s near complete and utter lack of continuity are par for the course. The weird old-timey nature of some of the plots come from the writers being middle-aged guys coming up with scenarios for Generation X high school students within the restrictions of a Saturday morning children’s show.

That’s all fine. There’s a lot that is far from fine.

Kidnapping plots. Selling black friends into slavery. Sentient robots. Faculty and students switching places for a week as part of a wacky essay contest. Famous actors with crippling marijuana addictions. Children thinking that they’ll profit directly from their public high school sitting on an oil field. Subliminal messaging being used to brainwash your crush into an obedient sex slave. Kids »

- David Bixenspan

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WWE Interested In Signing Current Ufc Champion?

16 hours ago

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Ronda Rousey has been one of the premier stars of the mixed martial arts world for some time now. Rousey is an extremely popular competitor in the Ufc and is the company’s first-ever and current Women’s Bantamweight Champion. Rousey is also a dedicated and lifelong professional wrestling fan, having expressed an interest in working with the WWE on numerous occasions.

It’s being reported that the WWE has now become interested in the Ufc champ as well. Prior to this, it seemed the company was uninterested in Rousey, simply because they were not familiar with her. Supposedly, many of the higher-ups in WWE are generally unaware of the Ufc and as such, were unfamiliar with Rousey.

Ronda, however, attended WWE’s SummerSlam pay-per-view earlier this month along with her Four Horsewomen of Mma counterparts. It’s said that Rousey’s interactions backstage with company officials, the roster, »

- Douglas Scarpa

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Details Behind Aaa’s Upcoming American Television Series

16 hours ago

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Aaa continues to be the talk of the wrestling world following Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio’s participation with the Mexican promotion. The company held their largest event of the year, Triplemania, opposite WWE’s SummerSlam and drew a sellout crowd to the Arena Ciudad in Mexico City. Now, Aaa has officially announced a new television show to air in the United States on the El Rey Network.

The show — which is titled “Lucha Underground” — will premiere on October 8th of this year. Aaa will make their American debut on El Rey — a network started by famed filmmaker, Robert Rodriguez. Together, the two companies are hyping a revolutionary wrestling product, which is to be produced by One Three Media — owned by Emmy-winning reality television producer Mark Burnett.

Burnett, the show’s Executive Producer, stated that, “Not since ‘The Contender’ premiere has a new series combined this level of drama and athletic competition. »

- Douglas Scarpa

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Daniel Bryan And Wade Barrett Pulled From WWE Tour

16 hours ago

WWE.com

Earlier this week, it was announced that both Daniel Bryan and Bad News Barrett would be making their returns to the WWE during the upcoming European tour. Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that both superstars were added to the schedule of events, set to return on November 5th and 6th, respectively.

News has now come in, however, that both superstars have been pulled from the released lineup for the upcoming events. Daniel Bryan was the first to be removed from the schedule and advertisements. While it was reported that WWE had hoped that Bryan would be able to appear in a non-wrestling capacity, it seems that the injured star will be unable to do so.

The reason for Bryan’s removal from the tour is likely linked to his ongoing injuries and rehabilitation. As previously reported, there’s been a long discussion about whether or »

- Douglas Scarpa

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Bond 24 Wishlist: 10 Things That Must Happen

16 hours ago

MGM

As the year begins to wind down, we’re drawing ever closer to the production on Bond 24 beginning, with Daniel Craig stepping up to the plate as Bond for the fourth time, while Skyfall director Sam Mendes returns to helm, and John LoganNeal Purvis and Robert Wade once again write the script. Expectations are sky-high following Skyfall, which was easily one of Bond’s best outings in recent memory and even arguably ever, but what can Mendes and co. do to ensure the 24th Bond flick continues that upswing in quality after the disappointing, underwhelming Quantum of Solace?

Well, given that the script is basically finished, they won’t have any excuses as Craig and director Marc Forster did with Solace (which was messily cobbled together during the Writer’s Strike). To date virtually nothing is known about the project beyond mere rumours, and so we’ve »

- Jack Pooley

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Predicting The Next 10 Years Of WWE WrestleMania Main Events

17 hours ago

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The last decade has flown by in the WWE. It doesn’t seem like ten years since WrestleMania 20, yet we’re now hurtling towards WrestleMania 31! The quality of Mania main events has tended to be high from 2004 – 2014, for example Shawn Michaels vs The Undertaker, but what might we expect in the next decade? A new generation of stars are emerging, and we can make some educated guesses on what the next era of WrestleMania headliners will be.

The events we will run through are WrestleMania 31 to WrestleMania 40. It might feel like some way off, but then doesn’t it only feel like a while ago that Chris Benoit was making Triple H tap out in Madison Square Garden? Even back then, as WrestleMania 20′s confetti fell, we had a pretty good idea of what WWE’s future would be. Any observer could tell that John Cena was going »

- Grahame Herbert

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10 Films Which Exploit Common Phobias

18 hours ago

Buena Vista Pictures

A phobia is an irrational fear of an object or situation, which isn’t the same as simply being afraid of something. While some folks genuinely suffer from coulrophobia (fear of clowns), it’s actually a relatively obscure phobic affliction compared to, say, arachnophobia. Simply being freaked out by Pennywise the Clown doesn’t necessarily make one coulrophobic. Unless their mere presence affects you physically, you simply hate clowns, and probably have Stephen King to thank for that.

Then there are the most common phobias we’re all familiar with, and even though we may not all share these afflictions, we’re at least able to empathize with those who do. So is Hollywood, which is why filmmakers frequently tap into common fears by including moments calculated to make your toes curl, your heart beat faster and your palms sweat.

One might understandably assume horror films would »

- D.M. Anderson

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Vic And Bob: 12 Genius Sketches That Made Us Cry With Laughter

18 hours ago

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What is a Mulligan, without an O’Hare? A Davey, without a Donald? What is a Vic, without a Bob?

Few comedy couplets in the world can contend with the genius nonsense that has splurged from the brains of these two over the past few decades. They taught us that a Bounty bar is the exact size and weight as a human thumb; Bill Cosby was not, in fact, the world’s first black man (we’ve been lied to our whole lives), and to never, Ever eat muesli on a mountain.

Now it’s tricky to encapsulate the entirety of Reeve’s and Mortimer’s greatest work in one article: not because the Internet won’t give us room, it’s very generous where space is concerned… but because there is just so much brilliant Vic and Bob content out there. From the humble beginnings of »

- Nina Cresswell

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7 Crazy Star Wars Fan Theories People Actually Believed

18 hours ago

Lucasfilm

It doesn’t take much to get the rumour mill for Star Wars going. As Episode VII speeds through production we’re becoming inundated with theories about what secrets the sequel trilogy could hold. Who are certain actors playing? What will have happened to the existing characters in the intervening thirty years? What’s the film actually going to be called? And if you think it’s bad now by the time we reach a point where 18th December 2015 isn’t some far off point imagine things to be as intense as a pod-race on death sticks.

But don’t forget the existing six movies, which in their thirty-seven years of existence have come with their very own theories, some disproved by subsequent releases, other existing purely to tie together the more conspicuous continuity errors across the saga. One of the cutest as the be the one involving E. »

- Alex Leadbeater

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10 Unclaimed Treasures That Would Make You Filthy Rich

18 hours ago

Walt Disney Pictures

From Indiana Jones (the good) through to National Treasure (the not so good), films have often played upon the desire that resides in every single young boy that never really grew up, but only grew taller. The dream of finding untold treasure hidden away in a dusty tomb or a missing galleon filled to the brim with solid gold coins unseen for hundreds of years is a powerful one. To this day, people make careers out of gambling everything they have, buying a ship and heading out on the open waves with little more than hope and a rumour to guide them – only to return months later, haggard and with eyes filled with horror, clutching a single golden cup or a small, delicate emerald ring worth half a billion dollars alone.

It is these real life mavericks who inspire the films, and the games like the Uncharted »

- Thomas Wesson

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Jake “The Snake” Roberts In Intensive Care After Being Hospitalized

19 hours ago

WWE.com

Jake “The Snake” Roberts has had a tough past wherein he often struggled with drug abuse problems. However, in the past few years, Jake Roberts has worked hard to overcome these struggles. He was able to get clean and sober, thanks in large part to “Diamond” Dallas Page and his Ddp Yoga. Beyond ridding himself of his addictions, Jake has also lost a substantial amount of weight and just generally seemed to be in better health.

Shocking news, however, has come out that Jake Roberts has been hospitalized. It seems that, on Wednesday, the recent Hall of Fame inductee was flying to Las Vegas, Nevada — where he was to perform at a show this weekend — and passed out on the plane. An ambulance was waiting for the aircraft when it landed, and Roberts was immediately transported to a local hospital.

It’s been reported that Jake initially fell »

- Douglas Scarpa

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Jon Hamm: 5 Awesome Performances And 5 That Sucked‏

19 hours ago

Disney

If ever there was an argument against nominative determinism, it’s the acting career of Jon Hamm. As philandering ad executive Don Draper on Mad Men he’s brought one of the most intense and believable performances in the current TV renaissance of “mysterious, angry white dudes), a quality he’s since brought to other film and television roles. We assume he was similarly impressive when he played Winnie The Pooh in the first grade – possibly using some clever ad-speak to convince Rabbit to give him some Honey – and Judas in Godspell at age 16. Surprisingly, for the guy who’s the current toast of Hollywood, he didn’t take acting at all seriously at first. In fact, save for those two juvenile attempts at it, he’d basically abandoned acting as a viable career.

Luckily for all of us, he reconsidered after moving home to complete his college degree, »

- Tom Baker

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10 Things WWE Wants You To Forget About Kevin Nash

19 hours ago

WWE.com

Kevin Nash is one of the most well known big man wrestlers in the history of American wrestler. He had a short career in WCW in the early 1990s before moving on to WWE as a bodyguard of Shawn Michaels named Diesel. Within a couple of years he was a top guy in WWE after winning the WWE Title from Bob Backlund on November 26, 1994 in eight seconds.

His original WWE career ended in May of 1996 due to a lucrative contract that he signed with World Championship Wrestling. It was a game changer because he was part of the New World Order stable that was booked to make it look like they were WWE guys there to legitimately take over WCW. He became a key performer in WCW until the company died in March of 2002.

With WCW out of the picture, WWE brought back Nash along with Hulk Hogan »

- John Canton

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Metallica: Kirk Hammett’s 11 Best Guitar Solos

20 hours ago

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From the humbling beginnings the complete domination of the San Francisco Bay Area thrash scene to blowing up in ways nobody could have predicted and becoming a household name with a global fanbase of millions, Metallica have done it all.

Sadly along the way they would lose one of their best friends and key songwriters in the messianic bassist Cliff Burton, however since those very furtive first days the other three members of the band – James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett – have all stayed the course, embarking on this crazy genre-defining, risk-taking adventure together.

Depending on your entry point over the years you may know them as one of The Big Four of thrash metal, ‘those guys who wrote Enter Sandman’, a group of Hawaiian shirt-wearing cigar-chompers who loved hard rock and blues, or just an ever-present behemoth of metal history.

You’d be forgiven for thinking »

- Scott Tailford

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10 Most Hated Doctor Who Characters

20 hours ago

BBC

Reactions to the new Doctor – the 12th, not including John Hurt’s War Doctor and the 10th Doctor’s petulant refusal to regenerate – have been pleasingly positive since the first episode of the eighth series aired on August 23rd, after some fears that younger fans of the rebooted Doctor Who would hate their new, older-looking hero.

In fact, for a show that’s been running for fifty years, Doctor Who hasn’t attracted a vast amount of negativity – it’s a deeply loved family-oriented programme that even survived cancellation, a sixteen years hiatus and a failed reboot for an American audience.

When the reboot finally succeeded, it was under the stewardship of Russell T. Davies and the BBC, thank goodness. Coming in 2005, it was also under the auspice of the Internet, and the Internet is never exactly coy about making its feelings known about television shows that it loves »

- Ben Cooke

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10 Movies Ruined By Fan-Boy Hate

20 hours ago

Warner Bros.

San Diego Comic Con has become one of the biggest film events of the year. For studios it’s treated as both a high-profile location to announce new projects and a pre-release measure of a film’s potential success, despite those in attendance forming only a small, unrepresentative part of a movie’s eventual audience. In recent years such contradictory reactions include Green Lantern, whose early footage was initially well received and Avatar, with people who got a cheeky glimpse of James Cameron’s behemoth quick to dismiss it.

Even though they’re a minority and clearly susceptible to hype, these fan-boys wield a lot of power. It was the reaction to a test-reel at Sdcc that led to Disney going ahead with Tron: Legacy, a film with little appeal outside of die-hards who remembered the 1982 cult original. Thanks to the internet super-fans who were previously confined by »

- Alex Leadbeater

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20 Most Criminally Underrated Video Games Of All Time

20 hours ago

EA Games

The wonderful people of the interweb tend to go thermonuclear when someone calls one of their favorite games overrated. It’s Fanboy’s Third Law of Trolling. You fall madly in love with Generic Terrorist Shooter 3, someone tells you that Army Propaganda Tool 2 is vastly superior, and you lose your mind. We’ve covered these theoretically overrated games a number of times in various categories, and it always leads to the kind of flame wars usually associated with less important things like politics and religion. Underrated games, on the other hand, are easier to talk about openly without sparking World War 3.

But just because it’s a conversation that doesn’t cause burst blood vessels in your brain doesn’t mean it’s not worth discussing. Instead of bashing the games you love with an unhealthy passion, here we’re taking a compassionate look at titles which just »

- Henry Dowling

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Man Utd Transfer News: Arturo Vidal Rejects Red Devils?

21 hours ago

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Manchester United could have just been dealt a crushing blow in their pursuit of Arturo Vidal with the Juventus midfielder appearing to rule out a switch to Old Trafford this summer, according to the Express. The Reds had been hoping to pull off a deal before next Monday’s transfer deadline day but may now have to pursuit other targets.

Vidal was understood to have agreed personal terms with United on wages of £182,000-a-week over the course of a five-year contract, however the Chilean has put paid to those claims by dropping the bombshell news that he is set to stay in Turn instead beyond Monday night’s cut-off point. He is quoted as saying:

“At this point I do not go away, I stay at Juventus.”

United chiefs had been confident the former Bayer Leverkusen man would become the next big name to »

- Joseph Dempsey

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Man Utd Transfers: 10 More Players Louis van Gaal Must Sign Before Deadline Day

22 hours ago

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Manchester United may well be the biggest spenders of the summer transfer window, having spent £131.7 million since last season on left-back Luke Shaw, midfielder Ander Herrera, defender Marcos Rojo and his Argentina teammate Angel Di Maria, but there is still plenty of work left to be done at Old Trafford before Monday’s deadline day.

The transfer window will crash shut until January in a little under four days and while United have certainly compensated for the horrors of last summer – in which they signed only Marouane Fellaini this time 12 months ago – they cannot be 100% pleased with their wheeling’s and dealings as we approach next week’s cut-off point.

The likes of Rio Ferdinand and club-captain Nemanja Vidic have not been fully replaced, the experience of Ryan Giggs has gone while more worrying still is the gaping gap in the centre of their midfield, with Fellaini, »

- Joseph Dempsey

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Spurs Face Besiktas In Europa League Draw

23 hours ago

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Tottenham Hotspur Football Club have been drawn against Turkish side Besiktas in Group C of the Europa League group stage.

Besiktas dropped in to the Europa League after Spurs’ bitter North London rivals Arsenal defeated them 1-0 over two legs of a Champions League play-off earlier this week and they now face another trip to England to go up against Mauricio Pochettino’s in-form side.

The Lilywhites also face Fc Partizan of Serbia and Asteras Tripolis of Greece in their group.

It is a group the club will be expected to come through fairly comfortably and it also sees Spurs having to travel a lot less further than they did at the same stage of the competition last year, as they endured arduous trips to Russia to face Anzhi Makhachkala, to Moldova to face Sheriff Tiraspol and to Norway to face Tromso.

The biggest »

- Kev Stewart

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