In a surprising turn regarding a case that’s been considered “cold” for 32 years, charges of third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter were brought today against WWE legend Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka in the death of his then-girlfriend in 1983. The charges were announced at a news conference Tuesday afternoon; Snuka was arrested at his home earlier in the day and arraigned at the Lehigh County Central Booking Center. Snuka was sent to the county jail with his bail set at $100,000.
The star of The CW’s superhero television series Arrow, Stephen Amell, is a a great guy who is constantly doing lovely things for his fan. Even when he spent several months feuding with – and eventually wrestling with – WWE superstar Stardust did he manage to do something to make him a real life hero. He used the attention of his feud with Stardust and their match at SummerSlam to generate a whole lot of money for charity. (more…)
The Dark Archer. Deathstroke. Ra’s al Ghul. No, the real test for the man who plays TV’s Green Arrow will be when he steps into the wrestling ring this Sunday in his much ballyhoo’d showdown on WWE SummerSlam. Arrow star Stephen Amell will be face-off against Twitter war rival Stardust this weekend, in a match that will see Amell team with Adrian Neville against Stardust and King Barrett. But ever the social media guru, Amell shared his prep work with Facebook fans , including the famous green outfit that he’ll be wrestling in… (more…)
The equivalent of the celebrity stunt casting in professional wrestling is the celebrity beef, when a wrestler calls out a celebrity over some imagined slight and the two end up facing off in the ring together. One recent participant was Jon Stewart, whose “feud” with Seth Collins caused a ratings bump when the Daily Show host turned up on Monday Night RAW. Fortunately for the short and untoned Stewart, wrestling is fake and he was able to come out of the encounter unscathed, but what if a wrestler were to face someone who could legitimately be a threat. Someone whose day job (and now summer job) is playing a superhero/vigilante? Stephen Amell: Llllllllllllet’s get ready to rumble!!!!! (Maybe. If the rumor’s true.) (more…)
When wrestling Superfan Kris Laufer and his group of wrestling cosplayers showed up at this week’s RAW in full costume, you’d think that WWE staff would be impressed, excited, and welcoming to such incredible cosplay. Seriously, what better way to show fans are pumped up than when they cosplay some of wrestling’s favorite characters? Turns out, that wasn’t the case and the group was forced to choose: Wear their costumes or lose their front row ($100) tickets to the event. (more…)
Ah, pro-wrestling. Either you completely adore it, or you find it to be the most idiotic, mind-numbing sport on earth (it is a sport, damn it…). But whether you hate it or you have “Austin 3:16” tattooed on your chest, it is an event that is indisputably nerdy. Don’t believe me? Ok, let me put it this way: good guys and bad guys sporting character-specific costumes monologue about their hopes, fears, and hatred for each other, which culminates in hyped-up battles for dominance. Sound familiar? Yeah. Read on for further proof, NerdBastards. (more…)
Like many people, Scooby-Doo has been a part of my life ever since I can remember. When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait to get home after school to watch my favorite Scooby-Doo reruns, or for Saturday mornings to watch A Pup Named Scooby-Doo back when it was a brand new series and Saturday morning cartoons were king. I loved all of the incarnations of the series but my favorite was The New Scooby-Doo Movies. Every episode featured a guest star and watching my favorite superhero, Batman, working a case with my favorite teenaged sleuths (I wouldn’t discover The Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew until a little later) was one of the most exciting things in my young life. Those days are long gone but thanks to a new animated feature that will throw wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan in the mix with the Mystery, Inc. crew, perhaps fans can relive a bit of the glory days. (more…)
As a kid growing up watching wrestling one of my favorites was the Ultimate Warrior. Jacked up, face paint, ran to the ring and shook the ropes like a mad man! This past weekend he went into the WWE Hall of Fame and Monday night appeared on Monday Night Raw. Tonight he is dead. (more…)
If you’re a fan of prehistoric family based cartoon comedy from the 60s and large sweaty guys slap fighting (aka ‘sports entertainment’) are you in luck! Warner Bros. has announced that they are finally bring the Flintstones franchise back after its over a decade hiatus. How do you resurrect the modern stone-age family after their Viva Rock Vegas educed exile? here’s a hint, it involves a folding chair, brother. As Deadline reports:
WWE staples including Vince McMagma (voiced by Vince McMahon), and such WWE Superstars and Divas including John Cenastone (John Cena) and CM Punkrock (CM Punk)
So… they aren’t even trying with the punny names now, huh? To bad Dwayne Johnson isn’t still wrestling, that would have been a layup for the writers.
It’s also worth noting that this is going to be a direct to video release that it won’t be live action. No word on a possible Jetsons/XFL crossover just yet, but fingers crossed!
Via: Bleeding Cool
I drank too many Shamrock shakes from McDonalds tonight (they are flippin’ delicious). I’m in such a green-sugared induced coma that tonights story is either real or it’s all happening in my frap freezed brain. Nah, this news is far to stupid for my retard mind to make up.
St. Patrick’s Day is this weekend. And wouldn’t you know it, here’s comes the WWE (Yes, that one) to ruin it with news of a horror movie remake.
WWE (really, that one) and Lionsgate are teaming up to remake Leprechaun, the 90’s horror classic about a evil fucking Leprechaun who tortures a young Jennifer Aniston.
Variety broke the news of the deal, which comes as part one of a two-film deal between WWE and Lionsgate. Head of WWE Studios, Michael Luisi, said the following about the remake:
We have been looking for ways to continue our relationship with Lionsgate and we saw ‘Leprechaun’ as the perfect opportunity to take a well-known franchise and put a modern-day spin on it. This is a property that we believe our audience will respond to and we continue to look for ways to surprise and engage them.
While no director, screenwriter or actors are attached, they’re hoping for a 2013 release
I am outraged. How can they remake this classic franchise? I hope Warwick Davis dons his Leprechaun make-up, marches on down to WWE headquarters and shits in their morning cereal. Lucky Charms cereal of course.
Actually, now that I think about it. This remake can’t be any worse than Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood. So fuck it, let it happen. All I ask is that Hornswaggle be involved.