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Brett Dalton, star of ABC’s “Agents of Shield,” portrays the title character. The film, which recently wrapped production, also stars Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, D.B. Sweeney, Neil Flynn and retired WWE star Shawn Michaels.
Vertical Church films founder Dallas Jenkins directed “Resurrection” from a script by Andrea Nasfell. Dalton plays a former child star turned washed-up and troubled actor. After receiving a 200-hour community service sentence, Stone pretends to be a Christian so he can play Jesus in a mega-church Easter production to fulfill his hours of service, but then discovers that his most important role is far away from Hollywood.
“It is a privilege to be working with the Harvest Bible Chapel and Vertical Church Films, as they share our understanding of »
- Dave McNary
At a swanky press event in America yesterday, Marvel let loose some secrets about their upcoming Netflix plans. We were at home eating biscuits at the time, but we’ve managed to find out what they said thanks to a detailed article by the fine folk at Collider.
Here’s a breakdown of what was said…
Marvel wants to debut a new show every six months, according to Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “And then, they will cross over and do a combined season [The Defenders] once we’ve launched the first season of each of the four characters. Some will selectively have multiple seasons, as they come out. The cadence of it, though, we believe, will probably be about two launches a year.”
And could The Punisher – set to appear »
John Cena defeated Seth Rollins and defended his Championship, winning the fight after Rollins broke his nose. Seth Rollins Breaks John Cena’s Nose [Watch] Cena defended his United States Champion title against Rollins on WWE’s Monday Night Raw, but he may have lost his profile in the fight. Cena and Rollins were battling it out […]
- Olivia Truffaut-Wong
Season four of Total Divas is in full swing, and things are as dramatic as they've ever been - especially for veteran WWE Diva Eva Marie. She's been laying low the past couple seasons and focusing on her family, but this time around, she's taken the brunt of the criticism from fellow Divas. We caught up with her to talk about what it's been like to be the center of attention (not in a good way) and what else we can expect from the rest of the season. Check it out, and take a look at all the life lessons you learned from Total Divas. Image Source: Getty / Jon Kopaloff Popsugar: Is it hard to hear people talking about your diva attitude? Eva Marie: It is. People have been talking about my diva attitude, and I definitely don't think that is the case. If anything, all I am really »
Anyone tuning into Monday Night Raw last night hoping to see the fallout from the brawl between Undertaker and Brock Lesnar would have been left disappointed, as neither the Deadman nor The Beast Incarnate made an appearance (nor, indeed, the Walrus, Paul Heyman).
In truth, last night was one of those rare occasions when the limited dates WWE are able to squeeze out of Lesnar and an ageing Phenom coincided with their absences kind of making sense. After such a hellacious punch-up last week, trying to add something extra to the build so soon might seem pointless, and take away the anticipation of when these two will stare one another in the face again.
Besides, for all we know, Brock’s still in the slammer. Keep it kayfabe, folks.
Still, there was plenty of action on Raw for us to get our teeth into. A little too much action for John Cena, »
- Chris Collins
Still think wrestling is fake?? WWE superstar John Cena -- star of one of the biggest movies in the country right now -- broke his nose during Monday Night Raw last night ... after Seth Rollins bashed him in the face with a flying knee. Despite blood dripping from his honker, the "Trainwreck" star continued with the match WWE doc Steve Daquino says Cena suffered a nasal fraction -- and explained, "He’s got quite a bit of displacement, »
- TMZ Staff
There was a lot on the line Monday night when John Cena and Seth Rollins wrestled on Monday Night Raw. With Cena's United States Championship on the line, the pressure was on. Fortunately for Cena, he was able to defeat Rollins, but not without a serious injury! Rollins slammed his knee into Cena's face, causing his nose to basically shatter and blood to spill everywhere. Throughout the rest of the match Cena kept touching his face and nose, shaking his head every so often, but the Trainwreck actor wasn't going to let a broken nose stop him; he actually ended up winning the fight after several doctors examined him. "John Cena's nose is in the side of his face," said one ringside »
A quick note on that: Absolutely, Hogan should be condemned for his remarks. Whether they were made eight years ago while drunk or eight days ago sober, there’s no excuse for that kind of bigotry. Should he be fired? Most likely yes. Should he be erased from WWE history? That’s not as easy of a question. WWE obviously did what it felt was right.
However, there are plenty of other superstars with checkered histories (and not within storylines like Triple H and Booker T in 2003). Steve Austin immediately comes to mind given his domestic abuse arrest and the fact that WWE now has a zero tolerance policy for such behavior. »
- Scott Carlson
This week’s edition of Monday night Raw takes place in Oklahoma City and it’s not expected that Brock Lesnar or The Undertaker will be there., even after they had a very memorable brawl on Raw last week.
Lesnar is expected back on Raw next Monday August 3 in San Jose and Minneapolis on August 17. The Undertaker’s schedule isn’t known, but it’s entirely possible he would be on those same shows as Lesnar. Even though Undertaker and Lesnar won’t appear, they will still likely feature in some capacity because WWE will run video packages celebrating last week. Plus, Paul Heyman could be there to do a promo to help further the storyline as well.
- John Canton
WWE are the masters of pro wrestling history, owning a monopoly over the industry and its past. That unique domination has allowed Vince McMahon to present a version of the past that isn’t necessarily the true picture.
He changes history for several reasons. Sometimes it is down to personal animosity, with a wrestler leaving on bad terms and disrespecting the family business. In those instances, major characters have then been misrepresented as bit part players.
Other times, McMahon has to deal with situations that reflected badly on the WWE. In those cases, he doesn’t want to associate any of the company’s greatest moments with a wrestler who proved to be a social or cultural pariah
- Grahame Herbert
Schwarzenegger was inducted into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame earlier this year.
Scripted programming continues to take a backseat this summer, with reality series and a trio of sports specials dominating the top of the Nielsen program rankings in key demos.
Tuesday’s coverage of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game on Fox (3.1 rating/11 share) and the previous night’s “Home Run Derby” (2.5/11) were the week’s top two primetime telecasts in 18-49. While the former was within 4% of last year’s average audience, the latter was up about 30% and drew the event’s largest overall crowd (7.13 million) in six years.
The Espn-presented “Espy Awards,” airing on ABC for the first time, hit record highs on Wednesday (2.2/8 in 18-49, 7.75 million viewers overall), more than tripling its year-ago audience on the sports network. With heightened interest due to an appearance by Caitlyn Jenner as recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, the three-hour show gave the Alphabet its top-rated Wednesday in young adults »
- Rick Kissell
The main event of SummerSlam was announced during Monday night Raw: The Undertaker will face Brock Lesnar on August 23rd at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. It’s a rematch of their memorable encounter at WrestleMania 30 when Lesnar conquered the The Undertaker’s undefeated streak.
It was an announcement that was expected following Sunday’s Battleground main event when Undertaker attacked Lesnar during his WWE Title match against Seth Rollins. Undertaker started Raw, said he was sick of Lesnar (and Paul Heyman) bragging about beating him, so he was going to make them pay. Later in the show, Undertaker stalked Heyman in the ring, which brought out Lesnar.
When Lesnar confronted Undertaker, they got into a massive brawl that saw them fight all around the ringside area while security guards, police officers and the majority of the WWE roster were out there to try to break them up. »
- John Canton
Third time’s the charm for WWE Battleground.
When Battleground debuted in 2013, the first incarnation of the PPV was widely-heralded as a failure. For its Monday Night Raw-level matches, and the woeful non-finish to its main event, the Wrestling Observer voted it the Worst Major Wrestling Show of the Year, and it racked up the second-lowest number of buys for a WWE PPV (pre-Network) in the last 17 years, beating only the infamous December to Dismember.
Last year’s Battleground wasn’t a huge improvement, suffering from a predictable main event, half-cooked Summerslam-lite feuds and the Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins match being pulled at the last minute. Never Forget, Never Forgive.
All eyes were on this year’s showing to buck the trend and produce a Battleground worth remembering. Well, it certainly did that.
The Undertaker returned to finally exact a measure of vengeance on the »
- Adam Blampied
The Sheild team up once again to take on Sheamus and Big Show in a match no one could possibly care about, we get a Raw re-match and the debut of Team Bad – it’s this week’s Smackdown report…
With Battleground, and his clash with the Eater of Worlds, looming on the horizon, Smackdown began with the Samoan-powerhouse Roman Reigns talking in-ring. The Samoan was in a focused mood, claiming that Bray Wyatt has failed to get inside his head. Wyatt interrupted Roman’s motivational battle-cry, saying that Roman is the “unattainable” good. An odd hammer metaphor then flew between the two men before Wyatt claimed that their game had “only just begun”, teasing an anticipated SummerSlam match between the pair.
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- Jake Wilson
The Undertaker will be on WWE Raw this Monday, reports PWInsider. The show will be airing live from Kansas City and takes place the day after Battleground. That would seem to indicate that the rumours of Taker returning at Battleground are true. His comeback at Sunday’s event looks almost certain now.
The reason for his return is to build a major match at SummerSlam. Dave Meltzer on wrestling observer radio said that Taker will be appearing on the August 23rd show, with his comeback being built in the weeks beforehand.
There’s no word on his opponent yet, although Meltzer indicated that a reasonable guess might be Brock Lesnar. The thinking behind that guess is Paul Heyman’s mentioning The Undertaker in recent Raw episodes.
Sting is also booked for the SummerSlam show. There’s no word on who his opponent is either, so it is always »
- Grahame Herbert
By the time Monday Night Raw went off the air, the talking-point of the evening was not Wyatt vs Reigns or Cena vs Owens, it wasn’t even Lesnar vs Rollins. Earlier this week the Divas Division grabbed the fans’ attention with both hands and wrenched it back, torquing the spine and screaming We Are Here. Becky Lynch, Charlotte and Sasha Banks finally debuted on the main roster to huge acclaim.
And their momentum hasn’t stopped there. Lynch may be temporarily on the bench with a hip flexor sprain, but last night Charlotte and Sasha Banks solidified their status as bonafide division revolutionaries by tearing the house down with a magnificent main event contest for the Nxt Women’s Championship.
All in all, it was a solid showing from Nxt. The tag champs were in action, as was Samoa Joe, and the tag division saw the emergence of an exciting new pairing, »
- Adam Blampied
There were mixed reactions to his return as the Stardust character with some fans being very vocal about wanting him to return with the Rhodes name instead, in honour of his dad.
Cody’s wife Brandi, who performs for WWE as a ring announcer and backstage interviewer named Eden, wrote a blog responding to the critics.
Here’s part of what she had to say:
Last night my husband returned to Raw to finish what he started and some “fans” we’re peeved with him Angry because they wanted something else. They wanted him to use what happened to his father as a “stepping stone”. Not for Cody, but for themselves. Maybe that’s to feel better about everything or maybe they are just that selfish. »
- John Canton
Monday’s WWE Raw episode did 3.54 million viewers. That’s the second lowest number in the last seventeen years, for an episode that wasn’t on a holiday date or football game. It is down from last week’s 3.647 million viewers.
However, the numbers were expected to be down, due to the Mlb coverage of the All Star Game Home Run Derby. That event ended up doing 7.162 million viewers over on Espn.
The positive for WWE is that the numbers increased by the hour –
8 p.m. 3.43 million viewers
9 p.m. 3.51 million viewers
10 p.m. 3.65 million viewers
But the bad news is that this was a heavily promoted go-home show for Battleground. It had been announced in advance that Brock Lesnar was going to be there, with the idea that he’s a draw for viewers. Yet the number of people watching continues to be depressingly low for WWE. »
- Grahame Herbert
You may recall that Stephen Amell recently appeared in the audience of WWE Raw and had an altercation of sorts with Stardust. The two made a real impact on Twitter going back and forth, and rumours quickly sprung up that the two will square off at SummerSlam next month in an actual wrestling match with Amell in character as Green Arrow. When Cody Rhodes/Stardust's father (the great Dusty Rhodes) sadly passed away, it seemed like any plans had been put on hold, but it looks like they've now been reignited thanks once again to these guys going at it on social media. Asked about the chances of that happening during Comic-Con, the actor said: "I’m not not gonna wrestle Stardust at SummerSlam. I know that double negatives in the English language are a no-no. I’m probably gonna do some stuff with the WWE. I don’t know »
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