Learning is a wonderful thing that I refuse to take for granted. Practically everyday we have a chance to learn some new fact, story, skill, and various other things everyday. This past week, I learned of the certain rules that WWE, WrestleCade, ROH and several promotions headed to New Orleans for the week of WrestleMania 34 have to abide by. This information is all thanks to an interview from Post Wrestling’s John Pollock with Russell Naquin of the Louisiana Boxing and Wrestling Commission. Continue reading “Here Are Some of the Rules & Regulations of Pro Wrestling in Louisiana in Place for WrestleMania Week”
This past Monday night on WWE Monday Night RAW, the WWE produced a heartfelt and emotional tribute to “The Greatest” Muhammad Ali, who passed away late Friday night, June 3rd 2016. The WWE took a look back on Ali’s groundbreaking career, as he left an indelible mark on the worlds of boxing and sports-entertainment. Continue reading “Let’s Check Out Muhammad Ali’s Involvement with WWE…”
Yes, you read that right; on the snowy, damp Friday night of March 16th, 1956 in Washington, D.C., crowds slipped into their seats at the Uline Arena to watch legendary Hall-of-Fame boxer Joe Louis make his wrestling debut against Cowboy Rocky Lee. Quite the interesting change to the standard wrestling card, huh?
Continue reading “Here’s some Video from Two Matches from Legendary Boxer Joe Louis’ Pro Wrestling Career…”
In the upcoming film, Grudge Match, Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro put their age aside to renew a decades-old boxing rivalry. In the film, the ringside action begins where you’d least expect it (WHAT?! Not a boxing ring?!) with both men wearing outfits that you would never think any of them would wear (WHAT?! No boxing trunks and boxing gloves?!) So yeah, as you can see from the above picture, the film has Stallone and De Niro, playing the has-been boxers, having a little throw down during a video game mo-cap session, in full green-man tights and brightly-lit sensor balls. As the scene continues, a melee begins and results into a media frenzy that ultimately culminates in an actual are you ready for it) grudge match. Oh my God, THAT’s the title of the MOVIE!! In the world of video games, motion capture (or Mo-Cap) is the process of recording actions of human actors, and using that information to animate digital character models in 2D or 3D computer animation. Often, many games use the Mo-Cap tech to also includes face and fingers to capture subtle expressions — often called performance capture (like Heavenly Sword, Beyond: Two Souls and L.A. Noire, to give a few examples). Check out the trailer below! Continue reading “Stallone and De Niro Fight it Out in Video Game Mo-Cap Suits”