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10 WrestleMania 31 Spoilers We Already Know

2 hours ago

WWE.com

As fans, we tune into WrestleMania wanting and hoping to be surprised. What would WrestleMania be without a few surprises? Last year’s show was helped immeasurably by the surprise appearances of The Rock and Steve Austin along with the shock defeat of The Undertaker at the hands of Brock Lesnar. Nobody saw that coming.

This year we’re certain to get one or two surprises. It can be hard to surprise fans in the internet age but WWE can still pull it out of the bag when it really matters. And never does it matter more than at WrestleMania. With a distinct lack of buzz around this year’s event, many fans will be hoping that the WWE has a few tricks up their sleeve.

Whilst we (hopefully) don’t know everything that WWE has planned for WrestleMania 31, there are enough snippets of information available to produce »

- Lewis Howse

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10 Wrestling Facts We Didn’t Know Last Week (March 27)

2 hours ago

WWE.com

WrestleMania is all set to go down, for better or for worse, but some huge news will surely make the week much sweeter for WWE. In addition to that, this article includes some hot news related to the annual Hall Of Fame ceremony, who was the boyhood idol of one top star, and even a current Tna name talking about what it’d take to get him back in the ring for WWE.

The card is all set for Sunday’s massive ‘Mania supercard, but fans are still chipping in with suggestions on what they would have done to perfect things a little. The general consensus seems to be that Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE World Title shouldn’t go on last, but the question must be asked what deserves to main event the show more?

Sting vs. Triple H will be interesting, and would »

- Jamie Kennedy

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Ranking March 2015’s Movies From Worst To Best

3 hours ago

Lionsgate

March has come to an end, which means that 25% of the year’s cinematic output is done. January through to March is typically the worst time of the year for movies, what with studios quietly dumping their detritus amid all the awards hubbub, but with the Oscars very much in the rear view, the focus has steered a little more towards exciting blockbuster fare this past month. So, what came out? Well, a slew of great indie horror films, a few ego-massaging star vehicles which fell flat, and several middling big-budget outings which completely split audiences and critics.

At its best, March brought some of the most inventive low-budget filmmaking out there, as well as some efficient, top-dollar Hollywood entertainment too, while at its worst, promising filmmakers completely botched their latest projects, and ambitious works that were easy to root for just didn’t quite make the grade. Like any month, »

- Jack Pooley

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13 Classic Matches That Should Have Happened At WrestleMania

4 hours ago

WWE

Every year during WrestleMania season, fans take to the internet to speculate on which matches will make the final card for WWE’s biggest event. More often than not, people are able to read between the lines and guess a handful of high profile contests, but sometimes, a few logical ideas never came to fruition for various reasons.

As recently as two weeks ago, rumours swirled that Daniel Bryan and Sheamus would meet one-on-one in San Francisco. Last year, fans threw around the main event of The Rock vs. Brock Lesnar to headline WrestleMania 30. Heading into WrestleMania 29, all anyone would talk about was the possibility of Cm Punk vs. “Stone ColdSteve Austin.

And yet, none of that happened.

Over the last 30 years, several big matches should justifiably have happened at WrestleMania, but for circumstances unknown they never made it to the bill. In some cases the two »

- Eric Delgado

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10 Scariest X-Files Episodes Of All Time

4 hours ago

Fox

Fans are still rejoicing at the news that The X-Files, one of the defining television shows of the 90s, is set for a revival in 2016.  Us broadcaster and series creator Fox have confirmed that production on the six episode series will begin in the summer, ending what Carter has called a ‘thirteen year commercial break’.

Speculation is rife about the nature of the series. Is it going to solely focus on continuing the alien mythology, will it be a series of six ‘monster-of-the-week’ episodes or a mixture of the two? Carter has said that there are no scripts in place but fans will be hoping for at least a couple of the standalone episodes dealing with whatever monster the writers can come up with.

Whilst the series’ mythology arc was at times confusing and left fans with more questions than answers by the final episode, the monster-of-the-week instalments were usually more hit than miss. »

- Lewis Howse

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PS4: 8 Awesome New Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do

4 hours ago

FromSoftware

PlayStation 4 users fired up the console yesterday to find a new system update waiting to be downloaded, and although It might have annoyed some people who just wanted to jump straight into Bloodborne or FIFA, for others, this much-awaited firmware tweak was a nice treat.

The 2.50 update codenamed ‘Yukimura’ arrived with a bunch of new features and fixes to toy around with. It’s a pretty sizeable download and Sony told their users:

This update will make significant improvements to your PS4 experience, making it even more streamlined and enjoyable. Following the update, you’ll be able to smoothly pick games up right where you left off, find and connect with friends quicker, customise your experience and share your most epic moments in a more meaningful way.

Long story short, it’s been a long-awaited download because they’ve essentially been coming since the console was announced back in »

- Matt Charles

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12 Biggest Brand Blunders In History

5 hours ago

Brand blunders are far more common than they should be, particularly from world-famous companies. Barely a week goes by without one well-known business or another branding one of their products in such a way that they manage to offend somebody, or cause political outrage somewhere.

There are various reasons as to why brands make such blunders, including carelessness, a lack of cultural understanding, poor general research, a misunderstanding of consumer attitudes in certain countries, as well as imperfect – or in some case too literal – translation of names, slogans and brands.

One of the most common blunders made by brands is the failure to adequately check how product names or slogans translate into different languages – with some changing into profanities or even words meaning male or female genitalia. Another mistake made by a world-renowned car company was to try and promote one of their products with an advert featuring an actor who was pro-Tibetan independence, »

- Chris Waugh

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16 Little-Known Gaming Facts That’ll Blow Your Mind

5 hours ago

Nintendo

In its relatively short history, the gaming industry has amassed a number of incredible feats and accolades – though not always for the best of reasons.

The medium is one of the most fascinating areas of entertainment in this day and age, continuing to amaze and thrive in a manner of inhospitable conditions – it has also happens to have produced some of the most astounding facts and figures to exist, ranging from the surprising to the down-right stupendous.

Though chances are some tech-savvy gamers may already know a number of these stats to follow, the vast majority will come as quite the shock to everyone else. Despite building a reputation of harbouring extreme financial success, the gaming industry has proven itself to be among the most turbulent of business areas, and as a result what that’s provided can very easily put other industries to shame.

However, what’s great »

- Ewan Paterson

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Stone Cold Steve Austin Won’t Be At WrestleMania 31 As WWE Planned

5 hours ago

wwe.com

WWE had planned for Stone Cold Steve Austin to be at WrestleMania 31, according to a report at PWInsider. However, Austin has noted this week on his podcast that he will be watching Sunday’s show from his ranch. Apparently this news has caught WWE off guard, as he was due to arrive this week and plans had been in place for him. It has became a hot topic backstage amongst WWE staff.

It could be a case of miscommunication, on the other hand maybe it is some sort of dispute.

Austin has previously said he will only appear for WWE if the creative is right. Last year, at WrestleMania 30, he agreed to the angle with Hulk Hogan and The Rock. It was an obviously great segment putting together WWE’s holy trinity, so of course Austin was happy to be a part of it.

This year, perhaps WWE’s plans were uninspiring. »

- Grahame Herbert

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10 Biggest Career Hangovers In WrestleMania History

6 hours ago

WWE.com

For many WWE Superstars, WrestleMania is a moment of crowning achievements and accomplished dreams. They spend years toiling away, wearing their bodies down, hoping for their own WrestleMania moment, and in some cases they finally achieve that dream, only for it to fade away once the Show of Shows is over.

Many wrestlers have managed to put on some spectacular matches at WrestleMania, which have led to historic, emotional, and otherwise unforgettable moments at WrestleMania itself. However, in some of these cases, within a few months of WrestleMania being over, those same Superstars have lost whatever momentum they had going into, and leaving the show.

This article will look at the 10 biggest post-WrestleMania hangovers in history, with most of the entries taking place during or after WrestleMania Xx (with one exception). It will highlight the major accomplishments that certain wrestlers had at WrestleMania, and will follow-up with what »

- Alexander Podgorski

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10 Doctor Who Characters You Completely Changed Your Mind About

6 hours ago

BBC

The Doctor is always forming close knit allegiances and unbreakable bonds throughout his ongoing universal liaisons and it’s a widely cited fact within the show’s community that any friend of the Doctor is a friend of ours.

Well… usually. Sometimes the Doctor’s pals just don’t do enough to be accepted into the fandom’s coveted legion of amicable allies and sometimes they start off well but end up doing something disastrous which ruins their chances of ever becoming a beloved character.

Just take Adam Mitchell in Series 1, for example. It started off so well for him before his temptations got the better of him and he ended up being in and out of that Tardis before you could say ‘Raxacoricofallapatorius’. But that’s what you get for being cocky, isn’t it?

Adam is just the tip of the timey-wimey iceberg, though, so who else »

- Dan Butler

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20 Mind-Blowing Facts About Pepsi

7 hours ago

Pepsi or Coca-Cola? That is the eternal question that has bugged fizzy-drink fans for generations and that will continue to divide the masses for years to come. Everyone has their preference, and often arguments can even erupt over which cola-flavoured carbonated soft drink is the most delicious.

The majority of people have a preference – but some are undecided. There are still those people who cannot choose whether they prefer the blue, white and red of Pepsi – or the red and white of Coca-Cola.

Well, in order to try and help those who cannot decide – or indeed those who prefer Pepsi, or in fact those who have a liking Coca-Cola – it is vital that you should learn some lesser-known, but extremely interesting, facts about Pepsi.

Did you know, for example, that Pepsi have their very own action hero who features in TV adverts and video games? That Coca-Cola turned down the »

- Chris Waugh

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12 Things That Could Go Badly Wrong At WrestleMania 31

7 hours ago

wwe

WrestleMania 31 has been planned months in advance. But even the best made plans are liable to go badly wrong. There’s a wide range of pitfalls that the WWE could fall into at the March 29th show in San Jose, with 70,000 plus people expected to descend on the new Levi’s Stadium. Everyone from the wrestlers in the ring to the viewers at home could be blighted by screw ups on the night.

Hopefully WWE have considered the potential problems that will be listed in this feature. The company are no doubt sweating on some of the things that could go wrong, and sometimes all they can do is hope for luck to be on their side. Things going wrong are just a part of life and the majority of pitfalls around WrestleMania are light hearted in the bigger picture.

But that’s not to say that Vince McMahon »

- Grahame Herbert

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10 Movies Interrupted By Horrific Violence In The Cinema

7 hours ago

Paramount Pictures

If you really want to see a movie as it was meant to be seen, the only place you can get close to this experience is in a movie theatre. While the home cinema enthusiast might be able to muster up the required thousands to buy a state of the art home cinema sound system only the ultra-rich could hope to install a screen anything like the size found in your average multiplex.

Of course, as anyone who has been to the cinema even a few times understands, there’s often a small price to pay for watching films on professional equipment. Whether it’s having to sit through what feels like hours of boring adverts or putting up with noise from crisp packets or people chatting away on their phones, the movie-going experience isn’t always as enjoyable as it could be.

That said, putting up with »

- Andrew Dilks

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9 Awesome Fan Theories About The Joker

8 hours ago

DC Comics

Few villains can compete with either the iconic status or the longevity of The Joker: he is a phenomenon in his own right, and has as many fans as his moral opposite. That’s quite the achievement for a character whose actions are quite often utterly despicable, but then he’s so unique, colourful and interesting that it’s hard to dislike him.

Having first appeared in the 1940’s Batman, he has gone on to be an almost permanent thorn in the Dark Knight’s side (a notable absence in the 1960’s aside). He has appeared across the board in all Batman media and on all Batman paraphernalia – from comic books, movies and television shows, to lunch boxes, keyrings and underpants – and is every bit as popular today as he has ever been, if not more so.

That kind of popularity means he is often talked about, and »

- K.J. Stewart

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Cate Blanchett: 5 Awesome Performances And 5 That Sucked

8 hours ago

Disney

Cate Blanchett breaths rarefied acting air as one of the most well-respected, most-decorated and just plain best performers of this or maybe any generation. Unlike a lot of her peers, too, she’s managed to build up that reputation by picking and choosing what jobs she takes on. There’s barely any total duffers in her back catalogue. She has discerning tastes.

Which means that, on the whole, when you watch a Cate Blanchett film you’re pretty much guaranteed both a brilliant, multi-layered and believable performance, but also a decent movie to match. A film that’s deserving of her mad acting skills. Plus she’s in How to Train Your Dragon 2, which was a nice surprise.

This weekend sees the release of Disney’s live action remake of Cinderella, from Shakespearean actor/Thor director Kenneth Branagh and starring Blanchett as Lady Tremaine – better known as Cindy’s Wicked Stepmother. »

- Tom Baker

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8 Things To Expect Now Brock Lesnar Has Re-Signed With WWE

8 hours ago

Espn

This week’s news that Brock Lesnar re-signed with World Wrestling Entertainment sent shockwaves through the industry. Insiders and fans alike all seemed to feel that the WWE champ was heading back to Ufc for another shot at mixed martial arts glory, but during his Espn interview where he announced the new deal he essentially closed the door on that part of his life for the final time.

Many felt that Lesnar’s competitive nature would drive him back into the octagon, but in the end his love of money, the wishes of his family and his happiness with the current schedule he enjoys with WWE won out.

The specifics of the contract have not been made public but it’s been confirmed to be a three year deal for an increased amount of money, and with Brock being the shrewd businessman he’s proven himself to be, should »

- Brad Hamilton

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Icw Interview With British Wrestler Martin Kirby

8 hours ago

Pcw/Gordon Harris

The British wrestling industry is currently the healthiest it has been in years. There are several thriving promotions putting on sell-out shows around the United Kingdom. This is Progress, Preston City Wrestling and that old family favourite All Star are all packing them in on a regular basis.

Not too long ago it was seen as a success on most shows if you were able to draw 200 people but, for promotions such as the ones mentioned above, that would be seen as a disaster. These groups routinely attract in excess of 500 people to shows and have carved out a brand identity and a dedicated following in the process.

The most talked-about company in the UK at the moment is Insane Championship Wrestling, from Scotland. Icw have amassed a rabid, cult-like following due in no small part to the Ecw-esque experience that they offer, the two acclaimed BBC »

- Lewis Howse

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10 Reasons WrestleMania 31 Is Doomed To Failure

8 hours ago

WWE.com

There’s solid reason to believe that for many members of the WWE Universe, Mania 31 can already be considered a memory best forgotten. Doomed to fail before the first pinfall or firework, this year’s “showcase of the immortals” may actually feel to some like a stage upon which a group of talented role fillers, a mega-star and so many not quite ready for prime time players. Thus, one would be correct in noting that there are ten reasons why this proclamation can be made.

From the venue itself to poorly booked matches to a severe lack of heat for certain match participants and issues that have absolutely nothing to do with grappling (but everything to do with payoffs), there’s a number of serious issues that hamstring WWE on Sunday. Sadly, these are issues that are certainly quite difficult to overcome. In pointing them out, hopefully these »

- Marcus K. Dowling

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Bloodborne: 10 Complaints Fans Are Already Sick Of Hearing

8 hours ago

FromSoftware

Hey, it’s that time in a ‘Souls release cycle again – the part where fans get stuck into the most indescribably rewarding parts of seeking out treasures, learning enemy routines and felling bosses… and everyone else freaks out that a modern game asks more of them than to prod a few buttons and watch some cutscenes.

Okay that’s a bit harsh – Bloodborne is definitely quite the beast that needs taming – but, already there are quite the bevy of complaints being levied at FromSoftware’s latest that really don’t hold any ground objectively.

Oh and mentioning ‘Souls’ in that first line? It’s because this pretty much just is Dark Souls III. It plays nigh-on exactly the same, has the same Hud and menu layout, game mechanics in terms of bonfires (lanterns), souls (blood echoes) and huge prompts flashing up when you defeat stuff – ‘You Defeated’ (‘Prey Slaughtered’).

So, »

- Scott Tailford

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