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10 Reasons Cm Punk Was Right To Leave WWE

6 hours ago

WWE.com

Cm Punk walked out on World Wrestling Entertainment on January 27, 2014. It was on the Monday after the Royal Rumble pay-per-view. We haven’t heard him talk about his WWE exit in detail for the past ten months. That is, until now.

The former five time WWE World Heavyweight Champion appeared on the podcast of his very good friend Colt Cabana. It was released early on Thursday morning as if it was some Thanksgiving gift to wrestling fans that have been waiting for the man that is one of the most popular wrestlers ever, especially among internet fans. You can listen to it by searching for “Art of Wrestling” on iTunes or going to ColtCabana.com.

Punk opened up the podcast by saying he wasn’t there to complain about money although there were instances where he definitely did go on rants about money. He feels like he could »

- John Canton

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10 Wrestling Road Stories You Won’t Believe

8 hours ago

WWE.com

Professional wrestling is a crazy, crazy life. The average pro wrestler spends countless hours crisscrossing the highways and skyways of America, travelling endlessly from one place to another, with seemingly no end in sight. Its no surprise, then, that pretty much any wrestler can collect a lifetime’s worth of (often bizarre) stories after just a few short years on the road…

Away from the glory of the ring, a wrestler’s life can easily become a blurred cornucopia of bars, gyms and shoebox-sized hotel rooms, repeated ad nauseum. As a result of this crushing boredom (and to avoid, to quote Tommy Dreamer “crying looking at the pictures in your wallet”), wrestlers mostly amuse themselves by partying, playing pranks on each other and telling (usually highly embellished) ‘road stories’ about other wrestlers.

These stories are generally very well travelled – and, indeed, some may never have actually happened – but they are certainly entertaining. »

- Chris Quicksilver

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10 Awesome Moments In The Half-Life Franchise

9 hours ago

Valve

Earlier this month marked the 10-year anniversary of arguably the greatest first-person shooter ever made, Half-Life 2. Valve’s insanely anticipated game had endured ridiculous delays (in large part due to much of the game’s code being leaked online), but the final product was without question completely worth the wait, totally outdoing the original game and delivering a shooter that has long endured ever since.

So, what better time to look back at the history of the Half-Life franchise and all the awesome things it has given birth to? From the best missions and moments throughout the two main games and four expansions to the other tangential spin-offs they led to (but not Portal, because it’s just a little too different), this list will be examining what has made Valve’s flagship series such a mainstay of the genre.

Even though pretty much a week doesn’t go »

- Jack Pooley

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Jurassic World: Predicting The Entire Plot In 10 Steps

9 hours ago

Universal Pictures

All right, so here’s what happened: a couple of days ago, the first full-length “teaser” trailer for Jurassic World hit the web, and ever since then the world has been going dinosaur crazy. Thankfully, it’s not because a bunch of giant, prehistoric reptiles have been let loose in capital cities all over the planet, but because said trailer offers up footage of an actual fourth Jurassic Park movie, something we humans have been waiting for ever since the likes of Jurassic Park III, which came out over a decade ago in 2001.

The trailer, which runs at a generous 2 and a half minutes, offers up a bunch more plot details and a few badass dinosaur moments for your pleasure, whilst remaining only partially vague about the storyline, which is apparently going to focus in on some awful hybrid-based dinosaur nightmare. What you might have noticed, though, upon closer inspection, »

- Sam Hill

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15 Weirdest Cult Films Of All Time

10 hours ago

Universal Pictures.

Cult films are movies that have a dedicated, passionate following. Originally, the term was coined to describe the following of midnight movies, such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, in the 1970’s. Since then the term has grown and now cult film is its own established sub-genre.

They are often marketed as cult objects – occasionally films are made with the idea that they will become cult hits in the future. This sort of film can be kept alive after failing at the box-office thanks to its fans and their efforts to ensure that it does not get forgotten by quoting it, holding special screenings and engaging in other types of audience participation including things like cosplay.

A film can be labelled a cult movie for many reasons. The aforementioned box-office failure is one, along with the presence of a certain actor, themes or stylistic devices. They are often »

- Lewis Howse

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10 Horrifying Things Found Living In Human Bodies

11 hours ago

wikipedia.com

Isn’t it horrible when you swallow a fly? Or find a spider in your hair? Well, consider yourself lucky they’re not living inside your head.

The human body is covered with several orifices that are pretty much an open invitation for things that crawl, slither or (shudder) scuttle – and once they find a way in, you’re gonna have a bad time.

Extreme body invasions of this kind are rare, and usually happen when people visit foreign lands and are unfortunate enough to have flies use their ears as nests to raise their young.

That said, you’ll be surprised at just how many people inflict this disturbing stuff on themselves. Seriously, the eel in the image above doesn’t look that horrified for any old reason – he’s been dark places – seen things no eel should ever see, man.

What follows are real life stories »

- Nina Cresswell

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7 Real Reasons Why WWE Fans Don’t Watch Tna

11 hours ago

The news of Total Nonstop Action wrestling moving to the Destination America channel in the United States was a big deal because it meant that Tna wasn’t going to die. After their deal with Spike TV ended, there was some concern that Tna would be no more. Thanks to Destination America, which is owned by Discovery, they’ll still be around.

It’s going to be difficult for Tna going forward because Destination America isn’t in as many homes as Spike TV and a lot of people in America have no idea if they even have the channel. Thanks to the low penetration of the network it’s realistic to think that Tna’s 900,000 weekly viewers of Impact in the Us might be cut in half. That’s not good.

People in Tna can talk about how great it is to be on Destination America, but the reality »

- John Canton

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Liverpool Transfers: 8 Realistic January Signings To Revitalise Season

12 hours ago

Nigel French/Empics Sport

Liverpool’s season has been absolutely grotesque so far, let’s be honest. They have almost played 20 games, in all competitions, and it’s feasible to say that Brendan Rodgers’ side’s only good performance was in the 3-0 win over Tottenham at White Hart Lane back in August. Wednesday’s 2-2 draw away to Ludogorets in the Champions League was another insipid display from the Reds, and huge question marks remain about the quality throughout the side.

The January transfer window is fast approaching, and there are definite areas Liverpool need to strengthen in. Simon Mignolet looks as competent as a pub player in goal, and the cohesion and consistency in the defence isn’t much better. There is a lack of drive and dominance in midfield, while the forwards are simply not contributing enough goals and assists in the absence of the injured Daniel Sturridge. »

- Henry Jackson

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20 Past McU Easter Eggs That Will Mean Something In Phase 3

12 hours ago

Marvel Comics

Movies these days are absolutely full to the brim with Easter eggs, references and director nods. Often, they are simply included for the sake of giving people something to search for, but they can also potentially foreshadow future inclusions in subsequent movies.

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, such inclusions are particularly prevalent and are more likely than most franchise’s Easter eggs to foreshadow future instalments for the simple reason that there are so many films.

Some Easter eggs have already proven to mean something, such as mid and post-credits scenes like Nick Fury’s visit to Tony Stark’s mansion in Iron Man, Mjolnir appearing at the end of Iron Man 2 and Loki’s interest in the Tesseract in Thor, as well as the likes of Captain America’s shield showing up in Iron Man and Iron Man 2, Hawkeye’s cameo in Thor and the »

- K.J. Stewart

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10 Best Sci-Fi Movies Of 2014

12 hours ago

Cj Entertainment

All in all, 2014 is been a pretty good year for sci-fi movies. Whilst we’ve been treated to a large haul of superhero movies that might well be classed under such a genre category, there have also been a good number of fantastic original works, too – many of which have provoked as much criticism as they have praise, often the first sign of a classic sci-fi movie: it usually takes time for a sci-fi picture to earn its stripes.

Join us, then, as we take a look at the 10 best sci-fi movies of 2014, ranked from the very good to the truly great: these are the motion pictures that lodged themselves in our memories and refused to let go. These are the films that either pushed the boundaries of sci-fi cinema, mesmerised us in the aisles, made us think, made us laugh, made us cry, or – ultimately – entertained the »

- Sam Hill

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10 Dumbest Movie Plot Twists Of 2014

13 hours ago

Dimension Films/RADiUS-twc

Twists are awesome. Nothing is guaranteed to get people talking about a movie more than some deftly-executed narrative slight-of-hand.

They are a hard thing to get right – there needs to be significant set-up and a narrative justification to suddenly reveal things are not as they seem. Do it right and you have something that improves the movie as it busts its plot apart, like the Statue of Liberty at the end of The Planet Of The Apes. Do it wrong and you invalidate the whole experience and anger the audience, like Ape Lincoln at the end of Tim Burton’s The Planet Of The Apes.

2014 has delivered us some cracking rug-pull moments. Marvel shook up their entire Cinematic Universe by bringing back H.Y.D.R.A. in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, while The Lego Movie smashed its own reality with an incredible, non-blocky cameo. And »

- Alex Leadbeater

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12 Insane Links Between Popular Video Games You Totally Missed

13 hours ago

Konami/Ubisoft

Easter eggs in games that reference film and TV aren’t anything new, as with increasingly large teams of people working on any number of titles, there’s always going to be a litany of outside influences they want to pay homage to.

Occasionally though, rather than just these two mediums there’s a great many studios that tip their cap towards the legends of game design too – a franchise from a similar genre, or just a hugely influential favourite that inspired and paved the way for their game in the first place.

In addition, meme-based humour is something that’s been done to varying degrees of success depending on your point of view, and how many “See what we did there!”-style references you can tolerate. Saints Row for example now thrives on being as ridiculous as possible, whilst randomly at the end of part four’s »

- Scott Tailford

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14 Things Cm Punk Has Revealed About His WWE Exit

13 hours ago

wwe.com

Cm Punk has finally spoken out on his WWE exit. In an exceptionally good interview at ColtCabana.com, Punk talked for two hours about what exactly did happen in the past year.

The talking points from this interview are certain to cause controversy for Vince McMahon. There’s a range of criticisms and accusations that cross the line, including disparaging remarks about WWE’s concussion testing and healthcare.

Once you read the points within this feature, you’ll understand that this could just be the start of a Punk / WWE slanging match. Things had already reached a legal point on one occasion, but Punk reveals in the interview that a settlement was resolved.

That settlement might now be back in question. WWE’s legal team will be listening to this interview and deciding if Punk has breached any boundaries. At the very least, the company are going to »

- Grahame Herbert

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10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Worried About Jurassic World

14 hours ago

Universal Pictures

The first trailer for the belated, long-awaited sequel to Jurassic Park 3 finally hit the web this past Tuesday, and rather surprisingly, the fan response to the first glimpse at Jurassic World has been pretty divisive. Take Sam Hill’s own article covering 8 disconcerting things about the trailer, making it clear that the initial look at the fourth Jurassic Park movie isn’t exactly setting the world on fire in terms of anticipation.

Still, it’s also important to have some perspective and appreciate that this less-than-amazing first trailer is no reason to get needlessly worried about the movie. After all, everyone has seen a movie following a not-so-great trailer (or even a series of trailers) and been pleasantly surprised: just look at Edge of Tomorrow from earlier this year, a great movie undermined by a crappy marketing campaign.

Granted, this is just the first of surely several »

- Jack Pooley

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10 WWE High School Yearbook Photos The Superstars Don’t Want You To See

15 hours ago

On first viewing of these cracking photos you, like us, will have to sit back and think to yourself, ‘how did some of these young scallywags grow up to be WWE superstars?’

The stories behind the superstars is often a lot more interesting than their career in the ring. WWE prides itself on releasing fantastic documentaries, giving us in depth accounts of the troubles WWE superstars go through to first make it to the top and then stay there.

It is easy to forget that all our beloved stars are normal people like you and I. They would, in most cases, have had a normal life like us but had the bottle and the required talent to pursue their dream, and then succeed at it.

The WWE Universe is often guilty of a lack of empathy. They pay their money every time the WWE juggernaut rolls into town and expect »

- Ross Tweddell

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10 Most Action-Packed WWE Raw Endings Ever

16 hours ago

WWE.com

Cm Punk’s “Pipebomb”. Shawn Michaels’ retirement speech. Jim Ross being set on fire. The crucifixion of Steve Austin. The debut of Goldberg. Vince McMahon’s ‘death’ and the horror promo that was Katie Vick.

These are just seven of the 1,122 different ways that WWE has decided to end its flagship TV show, Monday Night Raw over the years. Some were stupendous, others atrocious. Some generated huge controversy whereas others were forgotten about the next day. With so many standing episodes of Raw since its premiere in January of 1993, it’s a testament to those particular moments that they stand out in living memory, whereas the vast majority do not.

The key to ending any episode of episodic TV is to inspire the audience to want more. The term “cliffhanger” is often applied to abrupt endings which cut to end credits on a burning question left unanswered, though »

- Liam Johnson

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10 Disappointing Movies That Killed Our Nostalgia

17 hours ago

Paramount Pictures

In the past decade or so, it’s become an increasing trend in Hollywood to reboot existing movie franchises, or launch sequels to films that originated way back in the ’80s or ’90s. Nostalgia is one of the biggest sellers, and the big studio producers know it.

It’s always good to see production companies branching out with new IPs in the cinema, although that’s not to say some of the reboots haven’t been effective at times. Abrams’ Star Trek was generally well received back in 2009, and Nolan’s Batman movies have been among the biggest releases of the decade.

Sadly, it’s often the case that movie reboots and late sequels just end up undermining their brilliant predecessors. Over-use of special effects, excessive fan service and actors that seem a bit weary of the project have all contributed to terrible movie reboots.

This list takes »

- Tom Butler

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8 Things You Won’t Believe WWE Superstars Hit Their Finishers On

17 hours ago

WWE.com

Quite literally no entity is safe once they have entered the WWE Universe.

This is because you never know which way creative will turn. There aren’t many things which haven’t been touched when it comes to WWE. Their entertainment is unique as it incorporates so many different cultures and facets of life, you only have to take a look at their rosters throughout the years to see this. There is truly someone for everyone.

Celebrity and wrestling are two entities that have a long and storied relationship. Countless stars became involved in wrestling before Cyndi Lauper and Liberace became involved with WrestleMania I. This trend continues today with plentiful guest hosts and a plethora of famous faces seen in areas all over the world.

Some are even brave enough to take part in matches, mostly in managerial roles, but there are that select few who think »

- Ross Tweddell

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10 Biggest Victims Of The WWE Network Failure

17 hours ago

WWE.com

Lets face it, the WWE Network is a bust!

WWE’s most ambitious project in decades (possibly ever) has failed to attract the number of subscribers necessary to justify its existence. It has cost WWE millions of dollars, p***ed off long time business partners who themselves lost money, made Vince and Co. look like idiots from a PR standpoint and the constant plugging of the network has lead to some of the most desperate and groan inducing television WWE has produced in years.

Now if you do subscribe to the WWE Network, then no doubt, you get your moneys’ worth. The amount of content you receive for only – well you all know how much it costs – is more than any wrestling fan can watch in a lifetime. And that’s great! But that’s also part of the problem. There’s too much wrestling available. That may sound strange, »

- Chris Smith

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10 Crazy Facts You Just Have To Accept To Enjoy Metal Gear Solid

17 hours ago

Konami

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last twenty years or so, you’ll have heard of the legendary Metal Gear Solid series. Undoubtedly, someone you know will have gushed to you about its greatness for hours on end while you sit there and struggle to understand everything coming out of their mouths – that’s the Mgs effect.

It’s definitely a series that needs to be played; words simply cannot do it justice. Not only does it create intense, atmospheric stealth gameplay – it also has a sprawling epic story which ties together a number of plot threads at once with lengthy, movie-like cutscenes creating memorable moments throughout.

Intriguingly, Metal Gear isn’t bound by realism. Instead, somewhere in development, creator Hideo Kojima decided to forego convention and simply allowed himself to make Metal Gear as bonkers as possible.

As a result, it doesn’t always »

- Sam Coleman

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