Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Global Force Wrestling Partnering Up!



Jeff Jarrett officially announced back in April that he was launching a new wrestling promotion. Tryouts are currently being held and Jarrett seems excited about the talent pool he'll be drawing from. Global Force Wrestling is slated to compete directly with the WWE, I think GFW will be a great alternative brand to the WWE because they're already partnering up with other wrestling promotions around the world.


GFW recently announced a partnership with New Japan Pro-Wrestling, the "top promotion in the Eastern Hemisphere."

In addition to the existing partnership GFW already has with top Mexican promotion, AAA


Partnerships with NJPW and AAA means we'll be seeing a lot of international talent, as well as some great talent from the indie scene. This is extremely important when building a brand that is supposed to rival a corporate giant like the WWE.

WWE lacks a good variety of international talent. People want to see something fresh when they tune in, something they've never seen before. There were rumors that the WWE was in the process of signing 3 top international talents in Kenta Kobayashi (NOAH), Prince Devitt (NJPW), and Kevin Steen (ROH).

Prince Devitt in Carnage body paint

Jarrett reportedly attempted to purchase TNA Wrestling, a promotion that he also founded, with Toby Keith back in December 2013. Talks dwindled before rumors of Jarrett starting his own promotion began circulating. Although TNA seems to love hiring ex-WWE talent, they're also guilty of releasing great talent that they don't know what to do with. After the most interesting title run that we've seen in recent history, TNA decided not to re-sign AJ Styles. Also, neither Christopher Daniels nor Kazarian had their contracts renewed with TNA and even appeared together at the recent Ring of Honor PPV, Best in the World.


Despite being the top promotion, the WWE has been facing financial problems and recently released a handful of their talent. Among them were JTG, Evan Bourne, Drew McIntyre, Yoshi Tatsu, and Brodus Clay. While this doesn't exactly spell trouble for the WWE, Global Force Wrestling does seem to have a deepening pool of talent to select from.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary



In honor of its 30th Anniversary, Ghostbusters is receiving a theatrical run in more than 700 theaters on Aug 29. In addition, a new website has launched where fans can get updates, video content, and buy merchandise such as the Blu-ray release of both films that will be available on Sept 16. Here are some details:


- Both films remastered in 4K
- All-new special features along with original legacy content
- Ghostbusters 1 & 2 available as single BDs, as well as special 2-movie Digibook set
- Limited collector’s edition gift set with exclusive Slimer figurine also available

GHOSTBUSTERS Blu-ray Special Features:

- NEW! Who You Gonna Call: A Ghostbusters Retrospective - Roundtable Discussion with Director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd (Part 1)
- NEW! Poster Art Gallery – Gallery 1988 artwork
- NEW! “Ghostbusters” Music Video – Ray Parker, Jr.
- Legacy Content:​
- ​​Slimer Mode – Picture in Picture and Trivia Track
- Commentary w/ Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis & Joe Medjuck
- 10 Deleted Scenes
- 1984 Featurette
- Cast and Crew Featurette
- SFX Team Featurette
- Multi-Angles​
- Ecto-1: Resurrecting the Classic Car

- Ghostbusters Garage: Ecto-1 Gallery Storyboard Comparisons

 GHOSTBUSTERS II Blu-ray Special Features:

- NEW! Time Is But A Window: Ghostbusters II and Beyond - Roundtable Discussion with Director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd (Part 2)
- NEW! Deleted Scenes
- NEW! “On Our Own” Music Video – Bobby Brown


The Limited Edition box set looks like it'll run about $100

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Bat-Fleck & Batmobile


Director Zack Snyder posted sneak peeks of the new Batmobile on his Twitter. Yesterday we got a teaser of the back of the new Batmobile, which seems inspired by the Tumbler from The Dark Knight series. 


Today, we got our first look at the Batmobile and Ben Affleck in full Batman costume. I know there's a lot of backlash concerning Bat-Fleck but I'm just excited to see the Batman vs. Superman movie!


What do you think of the new Batmobile and his costume? Are you excited for the movie or has the casting of Ben Affleck just ruined it for you? Comment below!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

ROH vs. NJPW



Ring of Honor recently announced two super shows that they will be co-promoting with New Japan Pro Wrestling in 2014. Here's the promo for the shows coming up this year:



NJPW has previously worked with promotions such as World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Total Non-Stop Action Wrestling (TNA), Full Impact Pro (FIP), WAR, and even the WWE. New Japan also happens to be the home of "Rainmaker" Kazuchika Okada, who made this ridiculously AWESOME entrance recently at "The New Beginning" event on Feb. 11, 2014:



In other news, AJ Styles did not appear at Preston City Wrestling's "Festive Fury" on Dec. 6 to face Lionheart (More information on their war of words here). Instead, Styles returned to TNA where he dropped his belt to the interim champion, Magnus, unifying the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. After negotiations over his contract with TNA broke down, Styles returned to ROH defeating Roderick Strong in his return followed by Jay Lethal. Styles is still slated for an appearance at PCW soon but more importantly, might make an appearance at the super shows with NJPW.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

AJ Styles vs. Lionheart update!



Looks like the match has been set for Dec. 6 between AJ Styles and Lionheart at Preston City Wrestling, an indy promotion based in the UK. I think it'll be interesting to see AJ Styles defend his title against another Champion. Not to take anything away from the wrestlers that he's faced already, but he should've been facing top guys if he's going to jump from one promotion to the next. I think it would be really interesting if he was collecting title belts from different promotions too. He could come out looking like Ultimo Dragon did back in the day.
 
Like a total bad ass

In other news, it seems Vader will be at the event as well. Looks like he'll be wrestling in addition to signing autographs. The last time I saw Vader on TV, he was way out of shape and I assumed he had retired. I would like to see this event!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Clips from AJ Styles vs. Sanada Seiya match in Japan at Wrestle-1



As you know, TNA has been doing a ton of cross promotion lately with AJ Styles, the current TNA World Heavyweight Champion, touring different promotions around the world. Most recently on Nov. 16, Styles defended his title in Japan at the Wrestle-1 promotion (supposedly during an earthquake). Here are some clips from that show:



AJ was successful in his title defense in Japan but was immediately called out on Twitter by Lionheart, a champion from the Scottish wrestling promotion Pro Wrestling Elite. This war of words most likely sets up AJ's next match, which will be his first match against another champion! How interesting...


El Mesías vs AJ Styles in AAA



For anyone who wanted to see the match in AAA between El Mesías and AJ Styles for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, here it is!