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10 Wrestlers Whose Careers Ended Suddenly

6 hours ago

WWE.com

Professional wrestling is a cruel and unusual form of entertainment. For better or worse, many people do not consider it to be a sport, but paradoxically, competitors put their bodies and lives on the line every night for the fans. While severe injuries are rare, they do indeed happen. In some cases, these injuries can lead to the end of a wrestler’s career.

Furthermore, the behind-the-scenes drama of sports entertainment can also lead to the sudden end of a wrestler’s in-ring tenure. Many stars have simply given up and walked away from the sport, choosing not to deal with the chaotic and cruel nature of the business. In most cases, these decisions happened suddenly, leaving the competitor — and their fans — with a dissatisfying career conclusion.

With Cm Punk’s recent departure still fresh in everyone’s mind, we’ll take a look at his sudden exit, »

- Douglas Scarpa

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10 Most Ridiculous Wrestling Matches Ever

6 hours ago

WWE.com

Wrestling has always required a suspension of belief. We choose to believe that a punch to the face does no physical damage whatsoever, yet we buy into the idea that The Undertaker’s rope walk is one of the most devastating manoeuvres ever devised by man.

However, there are some moments in wrestling that are so ridiculous that we can’t even pretend we believe it. Whether it be an awful storyline, a terrible match, or just ridiculous circumstances, there are moments where wrestling becomes simply stupid. Like, really, really stupid.

Throughout the years, WCW and WWE have provided us with moments that make you question your sanity and make you wonder why you ever became a wrestling fan in the first place. Many of us have asked “they aren’t really going to do this, are they?” and wrestling promotions have responded with a resounding “oh, yes we are. »

- Mike Shannon

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24 Things To Remember If You’re Having A Rough Day

6 hours ago

Dreamworks

No one said life was going to be easy. The world isn’t always a nice place, and there’s not one human on this planet who isn’t fighting some kind of battle. When we meet a person, we’re only seeing the tiniest glimpse of their surface. We don’t see the worries and struggles underneath, and that’s something every one should remember: that’s why we all need to be kind, give regular hugs and share pizza. (That last part was very important.)

Your version of a bad day is probably a million miles away from someone else’s. Still, when you’ve been knocked off your feel-good path: either by a miserable day at work, losing a loved one, breaking up with a partner, or dropping a pizza onto a bus station floor (seriously, that sh*t is heartbreaking), it can be tough to »

- Nina Cresswell

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10 Mistakes Spurs Boss Mauricio Pochettino Has Made So Far

7 hours ago

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Mauricio Pochettino arrived at Spurs with a lot of expectation on his young (for a manager, at least) shoulders.

His performance as Southampton boss for the previous couple of seasons was highly impressive, as he took a team who were considered to be relegation fodder up to the dizzy heights of eighth in the Premier League.

Widely considered to be one of the best up-and-coming managers in the world of football, Spurs pulled off a real coup by taking him from the Saints but, like anyone else, he requires a settling in period and can’t be expected to work miracles overnight.

As a result, he has indeed made a number of mistakes, as Spurs have had a decidedly mixed start to the season. After having won their first two Premier League games under Pochettino – and their first four games in all competitions – they have struggled a »

- K.J. Stewart

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10 Ridiculous Ways Superheroes Were Resurrected

7 hours ago

DC Comics

DC’s writer extraordinaire Geoff Johns once said that “death in superhero comics is cyclical in its nature, and that’s for a lot of reasons, whether they are story reasons, copyright reasons, or fan reasons.” Mortality in superhero comics is such a joke that “comic book death” is used a pejorative term – any major character that gets killed off, everyone knows, which eventually come back. Nobody stays dead. Sometimes that frees people up to do awesome, inventive stories; other times, it robs what could be an emotional scene of any gravitas because, well, they’ll be resurrected in about six months, right?

The recent Death Of Wolverine came down somewhere between the two. Obviously nobody believes that Marvel’s biggest cash cow is going to remain six feet under for very long (especially when Hugh Jackman’s set to play him in yet another blockbuster X-Men film »

- Tom Baker

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10 Cool-Sounding Upcoming Movies That We Really Don’t Need

7 hours ago

Universal Pictures

The question of which upcoming movie has you most excited has never been harder to answer. Maybe it’s unfairly high levels of optimism, or disenfranchisement with past hyped movies, but the upcoming slate over the next few years offers some incredibly promising films.

The superhero genre is really upping the ante, with Marvel and D.C. constantly trying to one up each other in increasingly geek-tastic announcements (Marvel announce Captain America V Iron Man, two days later D.C. reveals their plan for the next six years), while many of our most beloved franchises are prepping themselves for a triumphant return; obviously Star Wars has Episode VII coming together, but also Jurassic World will bring an adventure fourteen years in the making, while Terminator looks set to return to its time-travel roots, despite lacking a dictionary, with Genisys.

Yup, there sure is a lot of exciting stuff on the horizon. »

- Alex Leadbeater

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10 Major Mistakes WWE Has Made In 2014

8 hours ago

WWE.com

There’s bound to be mistakes when booking a wrestling company. A continued run of success without a variety of errors just isn’t possible. Some wrestlers don’t receive the push they should, others are over-pushed, storylines are rushed, or are just poorly executed. On top of that, in this modern era, WWE has five hours of cable TV to provide every single week. Throw in a couple more for their network and international markets and mistakes are bound to happen. Sure, the company makes a solid 10 mistakes every Monday night, (I mean, could anyone argue that putting Kathy Lee Gifford on Raw was a good idea?) but what big errors have WWE made over the past 12 months?

While each entry may not sound that lethal by itself, when they start to pile up, that’s when the real trouble begins. Just look at the Awa, WCW, »

- Andrew Soucek

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10 Players Who Stole A Living From Liverpool

10 hours ago

Neal Simpson/Empics Sport

Since the Premier League’s inception in 1992, Liverpool Football Club have signed many, many players. It is impossible for every one of these purchases to be an overwhelming success, however, and while some have ended up becoming Anfield legends, there have been many more who have proved to be vastly over-valued, injury-prone or lacking the hunger and drive to succeed at a club of such power and history.

While some players give the opportunity to shine at one of the country’s biggest clubs their best shot, there are also those who you feel are simply not pulling their weight, and earning millions of pounds a week for doing very little in the process. There is nothing that angers football fans more than a lack of effort.

This list is a mixture of the above. There are some who have failed to live up to the hype, »

- Henry Jackson

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10 Best Man Utd Performances This Decade

11 hours ago

Mike Egerton/Empics Sport

Glorious comebacks, merciless thrashings and heroic victories – Sir Alex Ferguson has masterminded some truly great performances over the years. While they may have slumped to a few poor defeats here and there, they were certainly few and far between in comparison the plethora of wondrous nights of glory that the Old Trafford faithful were privy to.

Whether the United team were steamrollering a fellow Premier League adversary, backed up by the mouthwatering ammunition of Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, or holding out for a priceless victory in Europe, there have been some truly breathtaking performances.

While the performances certainly took a nosedive under David Moyes, and the jury is still very much out on Louis van Gaal and his shaky defence, the bar was definitely set by Ferguson and the myriad of top-notch performances that the Red Devils served up to their adoring public over the last decade. »

- Michael Ramsay

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8 Cool Jobs You Don’t Need Education Or Experience To Get

11 hours ago

WhatCulture

These days, experience is harder than ever to come by, since most jobs require at least a bachelor’s degree. And for some, that means tens of thousands of dollars. For everyone, that means at least three years of dedicating your life to education and a part-time job you hate.

What if you don’t want to go through all that?

Most would tell you that your only options are working in retail or pushing buttons on automatic coffee machines. Hell, even the circus requires years of experience in acting or gymnastics to join, which seriously diminishes the thought of “running away to join the circus.”

Gone are the days when men wearing red balls for noses paid you to learn to unicycle.

Thankfully, there’s a little known middle ground in the Venn Diagram of Work Options. In it, there are lots of great, interesting jobs that don »

- Sara Border

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10 Mind-Blowing Theories About Batman: Arkham Knight’s Identity

11 hours ago

Rocksteady

We’re still six agonizing months away from the release of arguably the most anticipated superhero video game of all time, Batman: Arkham Knight. The third and final chapter of Rocksteady’s trilogy of amazing Batman games, this promises to be the best of all time. Debuting on next gen consoles, we already know we will have an expanded Gotham universe 5 times the size of Arkham City, a return of several of Batmans most famous foes, and the long awaited debut of the legendary Batmobile.

However the most hype has gone into the games titular villain, the Arkham Knight. An original character designed exclusively for the game, fans have been speculating for months about the mysterious figures identity.

So far we know that he (if the Arkham Knight is indeed a he) appears to be an upgraded, weaponized version of Batman with allegiances to the infamous Asylum that inspired the series. »

- Chris Smith

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15 Crazy Facts You Just Have To Accept To Enjoy The Dark Knight Trilogy

11 hours ago

Warner Bros.

There’s no doubting the influence that Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight saga has had on blockbuster cinema as a whole: his dark, gritty style has been adopted by numerous high-profile films, perhaps most obviously Sam MendesSkyfall, which was about as Batman as a James Bond film could ever be short of kitting Daniel Craig out in a Batsuit. With a mountain of critical acclaim and an even bigger pile of money generated from Nolan’s franchise, the series is about as entertaining as Hollywood blockbusters can get, but even so, that doesn’t mean the films aren’t without their issues and gaping flaws that simply have to be accepted in order to still enjoy the movies.

Plot holes and dubious logic are highly abundant throughout all three films, as well as some unfortunate technical issues, while Nolan’s cold, “detached” directorial approach is also a bit of a problem, »

- Jack Pooley

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9 Actors You Won’t Believe Voiced Famous Cartoon Characters

11 hours ago

Are you sitting down to read this?

If not, then we suggest you have something to fall back on when you peruse this list, because some of the actors shown here have some very real potential to make you expel air from your lungs at an alarming rate through laughter. We’re exaggerating ever-so-slightly of course, but some of these entries are so unbelievable, you’re likely to think that this article is one of total fantasy rather than truth. We can’t say we can blame you either, considering some of the absolutely outlandish entries on this list.

Did you know that Vin Diesel voiced a giant robot before he became famous? How about the revelation that one of the most legendary actors ever voiced an… erm, giant robot?

No, this isn’t a list about actors that voiced Transformers (great idea though), but it is one that will »

- Joe Pring

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10 Must-See Comedy Horror Films For Halloween

11 hours ago

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Halloween is fast approaching and no doubt at some point you’ll want to kick back, turn off the lights and watch a scary film or two. And you certainly won’t be short of films to choose from. From psychological horrors, to zombie films, to slasher flicks, the genre is a rich and diverse smorgasbord of cinematic creations designed with the sole intention of scaring the living sh*t out of you.

But what if you like a few laughs with your scares? What if a horror film is just a little too intense for you without the occasional chuckle to take the edge off?

Maybe you just appreciate a bit of satire with your gore. Whatever the reason, comedy horror has become a genre within its own right over the years and it comprises thousands of films embracing the unusual mixture of laughter and fear. »

- Jonathan Milward

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10 Things You Need To Know About Chris Jericho’s New Book

11 hours ago

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Chris Jericho’s third book “The Best In The World…At What I Have No Idea” was released in the past week and it’s excellent just like his first two books. Jericho has a lot of talent in terms telling his stories in an entertaining way. Whether he’s talking about his wrestling career, his music ventures with his band Fozzy or even appearing on Dancing With the Stars, Jericho always finds a way to keep the reader interested in what he’s talking about.

Jericho’s first book was called “A Lion’s Tale” and it was released in 2007. It covered his life from the time he was born through the end of his WCW days in 1999, which led to his memorable WWE debut that summer. The second book was called “Undisputed” and it chronicled his career from when he stared in WWE in 1999 until 2007. That one »

- John Canton

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10 Reasons #GamerGate Was A Failure

11 hours ago

It’s important to hear both sides of a conversation. Or at least, that’s been one of the (many) rallying cries during the #GamerGate scandal, an ongoing debate/argument/hissy fit currently raging across all forms of social media, which allegedly has something to do with corruption in games journalism but might actually be about something very different indeed. It’s a topic that tends to bring up some strong opinions – as video games often do; anybody playing during the height of the Nintendo vs Sega wars will attest to that – which means that, often, only one side of the story comes through.

There have been some notable successes in some of the goals #GamerGate set out to achieve. But that’s not to ignore all of the ways that the movement, or whatever you want to call it, has been an abject failure. It set out to uncover »

- Tom Baker

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10 Video Games That Were One Critical Flaw Away From Greatness

11 hours ago

EA

Did you ever have one of those games that you spend more time defending to your friends or online than you actually do celebrating it en masse?

The term ‘a six-out-of-ten game’ has become pretty frequent for reviewers and fans to describe those titles that even though they’re relatively enjoyable, just have that one critical flaw that gets in the way of any worthwhile reputation.

It’s becoming a bigger problem too as the general scale of video game production becomes larger and more complex. So much so that if you were to try and name a handful of titles off the top of your head that were completely polished and bug-free, you might only be coming back with something like The Last of Us. And even that ended up with its fair share of hilarious glitches for certain users, proving that if the mighty Naughty Dog can »

- Scott Tailford

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8 Attitude Era Lessons WWE Can Learn Today

12 hours ago

WWE.com

Everything within the WWE has become bland and boring — like white bread. The company continues to sit on the proverbial fence, refusing to take a leap into the unknown. However, the WWE’s hesitance toward making their product edgier and more in line with the current culture is absurd. They’ve done it before, as evidenced by the Attitude Era, and it worked gloriously.

Does WWE need to take things to the extent that they did in the late ‘90s? No, of course not. However, their current motto of toeing the proverbial line and staying on the straight and narrow is undoubtedly the wrong move. Ratings have dwindled. The Network has failed to attract a high enough number of subscribers. The company is falling from grace.

While they may be unsure of what to do or where to go, they need to look no further than their own history. »

- Douglas Scarpa

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25 Awesome Unused Concepts For Movie Posters

12 hours ago

Bill Gold

Movie posters are a very important part of any given movie’s marketing campaign – even today when social media and internet marketing are such powerful tools.

When we think of iconic movies from the past, the movie posters associated with them are almost as famous as the movies themselves. The shark approaching the surface to take out the girl on the Jaws poster, the screaming victim on the Psycho poster, the titular heroes side by side on the Avengers poster, the terrifying “Here’s Johnny” face on the poster for The Shining and the solitary rose on the American Beauty poster are just some examples that prove that point perfectly.

However, in order to get to any given final version of a movie poster, there has to be a design process in which several ideas are pitched and, as a result, countless concepts go unused for every single »

- K.J. Stewart

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10 Players Nobody Expected Real Madrid To Sign

12 hours ago

Adam Davy/Empics Sport

There must be a great sense of freedom with being about to sign whoever you want. Real Madrid have been afforded that luxury since inception it seems, always able to step into the transfer market and pinch whatever player takes their fancy.

Over the last few years, this has manifested itself in some interesting decisions from the board. On one hand, there have been blockbuster moves where the world transfer record has been shattered on multiple occasions, and on the other, it appears that their board were simply picking players at random when deciding who next to purchase.

There have been some very questionable calls to say the least, even bordering on the bizarre at times, but also some world-class signings that have made the world sit up and take notice. In terms of the aforementioned bizarre transfers, it certainly seems odd that a club with »

- Michael Ramsay

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