Just last week, Ballz Mahoney, known for his time in ECW, passed away in his home. Mahoney was just 44 years old. Then last night, the wrestling world was once again rocked as Joanie Laurer, better known as Chyna, passed away at only 46.
While her death is still under investigation, Chyna made headlines recently for wanting to be put in the WWE Hall of Fame. Former boyfriend, Triple H, released a statement at the time saying that Chyna’s involvement in the adult film industry thwarted any chances of her being in the hall of fame.
Kilo Two Bravo is one of those rare films, where the audience feels every uncomfortable move that the characters make.
Directed by Paul Katis, KTB tells the horrifying story of a squad of British paratroopers who unknowingly stumble into a section of Russian landmines during a 2006 mission to Afghanistan. The mines had been forgotten from decades earlier.
One soldier after another is horrifically wounded, as the tension is almost unbearable for viewers.
I found myself covering my eyes at times, wrenched in fear as I watched, waiting for the next explosive to detonate with each step the soldiers take.
This Sunday is the grand daddy of them all, Wrestlemania.It’s the WWE’s biggest show of the year, which will be taking place in Dallas at AT&T Stadium.
When it was first announced that Mania would be in Dallas, my friends and I were planning on going. We attended two years ago in New Orleans and it was quite epic. I say epic, not only because my man crush, The Rock was there and I got to meet Hulk Hogan, but because it truly was the spectacle of all spectacles.
This year’s mania just doesn’t have the appeal of Mania’s past. After seeing the card, my friends and I decided against going.
Injuries have hit the WWE hard in recent months. John Cena, Seth Rollins, Cesaro and Bray Wyatt, all fan favorites have been sidelined with injuries.
Shane-o Mac’s appearance on Raw several week’s ago was epic, but the WWE’s writing has been complete shit. While fans are still excited to see McMahon take on the Dead Man, the match seems kind of pointless. My prediction is John Cena shows up and somehow slips into the Hell in the Cell, challenging Taker to a career vs. career match next year at Mania in Orlando.
After Sunday, I had my doubts that this years’ Wrestlemania would be as grand as past Mania’s had been. WWE’s Fastlane was not only predictable, but besides a pair of matches from Kevin Owens/Dolph Ziggler and Chris Jericho/A.J. Styles, the payperview was a disappointment.
As Monday Night Raw opened, I was hoping to find out who would be battling the Undertaker at Wrestlemania, as nothing had been mentioned with just over 40 days till the WWE’s biggest show of the year.
Rumors were all over the place, as names like Steve Austin, Goldberg, Sting and even CM Punk were being mentioned.
It was McMahon overload in the ring, as all three faced off for the first time in 7 years.
Yes, wrestling is scripted. It’s a male soap opera. I know that. Since I was 5 years old, I’ve loved the sport.
Wrestlers come and go, and it’s not very often that one is talented and endearing enough that wrestling fans form a bond with them.
Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, The Rock, Ric Flair and Dusty Rhodes are a few of the special ones. You can add Bryan Danielson, known as Daniel Bryan in WWE, to that list.
On the afternoon of Monday, Feb. 8, Danielson tweeted out that he would be announcing his retirement on Raw that evening.
I, along with a few of my friends hoped that it was a work, maybe it was just part of the show. Alas, it was not. Danielson announced in front of his home town of Seattle, and millions of wrestling fans that the numerous concussions that he had suffered throughout his 15 years in the business had finally caught up with him.