There is not a single MMA aficionado, fighter or journalist who thought UFC Fight Night 34 would produce the greatest heavyweight fight in history. That is exactly what happened when Mark Hunt and Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva delivered a bloody epic that will become a legendary night where years from now, those that were fortunate enough to see it live will say, “Remember when Hunt fought Bigfoot?!”
Not much is known about what J.J. Abrams has planned for the next Star Wars film. Rumors are circulating but those are even few and far between. This is a good sign that everyone in the creative process is on the same page in keeping things quiet. I have a theory about one major thing that will occur in Episode VII. Darth Vader will not only be in the movie but he will be a major part of the story.
There is an inconvenient truth when it comes wrestlers in the WWE. It doesn’t matter how good their matches are, how hard they work, how loud the audience cheers for them, how good they make the company look in the media, or how much merchandise they sell. In the end, it’s all about John Cena and Randy Orton. It’s always been about them and until a new era is ushered in, nothing will ever change that. For the last eight years, no one has been booked stronger or protected more than Cena and Orton. They are the two performers that the company has put their faith in to lead them to the promised land because more than anyone else on the roster, they embody what it means to be a sports entertainer and not a professional wrestler.
For my money, NXT is the best wrestling show going today. I love all things wrestling but WWE and TNA have become too formulaic. NXT brings a different flavor of professional wrestling that presents great action while getting a sneak peek into the future. This is the first installment of a weekly blog about all things NXT.
Summer Slam 1993 was all about the WWF title match between Yokozuna and the newly minted stars and stripes babyface, Lex Luger. The end result saw the Luger use his signature metal plate infused forearm smash, which was contractually illegal, to knock Yokozuna out cold and out of the ring for a count out victory. The twelve-year-old me was baffled by this turn of events. Why would Lex Luger, who knows the title can only change hands on a pinfall or submission, use an illegal move behind the referee’s back to knock his opponent out of the ring?
The movie theater has become my second home with many great films throughout the year. My wife is a Hunger Games fanatic and we enjoyed an early screening of Catching Fire. I went into the first film having read the book, and my experience was bogged down as a result by comparing what occurred in the two mediums. The choice was simple this time: don’t touch the book, and it paid huge dividends.
A longer time ago in a galaxy far, far, away, George Lucas penned his original draft of Star Wars titled “The Star Wars”. Concept art and bits of information about the characters have been released over the years. Thanks to Dark Horse Comics, an eight part comic book series has been released with the first three issues already in circulation. Some will find this concept intriguing while others might not care because after all, it is a rough draft and the prequels were rough enough. However, I’m going to tell you why you should be reading this series if you believe in the ways of the force.