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Tna Slammiversary Report – Jeff Jarrett is the King of the Mountain, James Storm vs. Magnus and more

It’s technically in the past because Tna have taped the five weeks of TV following this event before it even aired, but it’s Tna’s 13th birthday and their Slammiversary PPV…

Tna Slammiversary opens with a video package of previous Tna stars and events set to classical music. It was meant to come off as epic, but actually just feels sad as the majority of the people in the video are no longer with the company. And following the mass exodus over the last day or so, many of the people on the card are no longer with the company.

1. Tigre Uno vs. DJ Z vs. Manik in an elimination match for the X-Division Title

Close your eyes and picture every X-Division match you’ve ever seen over the last 13 years. This was that match. Everyone tried hard, but these matches are now incredibly stale. Tigre Uno came
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WWE Wrestler Death Rates Investigated

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A lot of people have been talking about Benjamin Morris’ 538 piece, “Are Pro Wrestlers Dying at an Unusual Rate?”

Like Morris, I am neither an actuarial scientist nor a demographer. So, our interpretations of the data should be taken with a grain of salt. My results were somewhat different from Morris’ due to a difference data set and changes in how we calculated actuarial predictions.

Differences in methodology from Morris

I also used Social Security Actuarial Life Tables, but my “expected mortality rates” for the age groups were not the same as Morris’. For each wrestler, I calculated what their age would have been as of today. Then, based on gender, I looked up the number of lives (out of 100,000) that were expected to still be alive and converted that to a percentage. His analysis looked at wrestlers who were on 20+ WWF PPVs through 2002. I went with a
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Superhero Bits: The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, Deadpool, Batman Beyond, Ghost Rider

Superhero Bits: The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, Deadpool, Batman Beyond, Ghost Rider
Which former WWE wrestler plays one of Bane's henchman in The Dark Knight Rises? Why does Anne Hathaway think her Catwoman is so different from every other one before her? Is there a reason girls are forced to buy pink toys while boys can buy superhero toys? What do Super Mario Bros. and Alan Moore have in common? Who owns the rights to Ghost Rider and which superhero movie was nominated for four People's Choice Awards? Read all of this and more in today's Superhero Bits. According to What Culture [1] (via Cbm [2]) Tna Wrestler D’Angelo Dinero, aka The Pope, aka WWE's Elijah Burke, and he's playing one of Bane's henchman in The Dark Knight Rises. He's above. Anne Hathaway spoke to the Los Angeles Times [3] about her influences playing Catwoman (Hedy Lamarr, for example) and why her Dark Knight Rises Catwoman doesn't actually have to be the same as
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Tna Wrestler D’Angelo Dinero In The Dark Knight Rises As Bane’s Henchman

Tna wrestler D’Angelo Dinero (who also worked for the WWE under his birth name Elijah Burke) has a role in Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film The Dark Knight Rises that has now finished filming and will be released July 20th, 2012. Dinero is currently working a Harlem Street Preacher gimmick in Tna under ‘The Pope’ moniker.

Dinero reportedly plays a henchman or goon to the main villain Bane (Tom Hardy) but it’s not yet known whether he has any dialogue in the film.

A picture has leaked of Dinero’s appearance in the new Batman blockbuster but looking at the image below it doesn’t hint to him having a part that is any more significant than that of a glorified extra;

Maybe he will be the henchman who ends up with a pencil in the head in this one?
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