After the success of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, Cruiserweight Classic and the United Kingdom Championship tournaments, the news of WWE’s first all-women’s tournament has grabbed the attention of the pro-wrestling world since its announcement during this year’s WrestleMania weekend. The tournament is confirmed to begin filming this July at Full Sail, and this past Tuesday, WWE COO Triple H not only confirmed the dates, but also revealed the tournament’s new, official name and logo: The Mae Young Classic, using the namesake of the late WWE Hall of Famer Mae Young, who passed away in 2014.
It’s probably not a secret that I’m a huge fan of Sonic the Hedgehog (here’s the damning proof, itself), so hearing that in one of the upcoming new Sonic games (other than the retro-tastic Sonic Mania, which, YES, I DID pre-order because I’m a sucker), you’d be able to create your own character to fight the forces of evil with Modern Sonic and Classic Sonic. Continue reading Sonic Forces Lets You Create Your Own Sonic Character; Excuse Me While I “SQWEEEEEEEEE”…
Back in the year of our Lord Nineteen-Forty-Six (1946) at the “Britain Can Make It Better” exhibition, this Benjamin Bowden-designed bicycle, known simply as the Classic (and later the Spacelander), was presented for the first time as what a bike twenty years in the future would resemble. Bowden’s first streamlined design for the bicycle had included a motor to give riders a little extra power when attempting to pedal uphill. This futuristic-style bike didn’t go into production in the United States until 1960, but the delayed production time of the Spacelander wasn’t the problem. Continue reading This Futuristic Bicycle from 1946 Looks Like It Was Designed This Week!
As the Undertaker prepares to take to the grandest stage in sports entertainment once more on April 3, a date with Shane McMahon inside Hell in a Cell awaiting him (because…well….REASONS), I want to relive one of the greatest matches that helped defined The American Bada**’s Career, when he went head-to-head against Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XXV in Houston, Texas, possibly the greatest match in the Undertaker’s 25-year run in World Wrestling Entertainment. Continue reading The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels, WrestleMania XXV (2009)
At WrestleMania X, Owen Hart defeated his brother Bret Hart in a classic, five-star-quality match that kicked off the show, and it became a defining win of Owen’s career to that point as it immediately lifted him into becoming a top main event heels in WWE. However, Owen had little time to revel in his victory, as he would watch Bret celebrate his second WWE Championship win in the show’s main event, and feeling as if he was back in his big brother’s shadow. If probably didn’t help that at the same show, Razon Ramon made history with “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels by becoming the undisputed WWF Intercontinental Champion in a classic and very memorable ladder match (which was NOT the first ladder match in WWE). Continue reading Razor Ramon vs. Owen Hart: WWE King of the Ring, 1994
Shadowrun is a science fantasy role-playing game, first published in 1989, that is set in a near-future fictional universe where cybernetics, crime, magic and fantasy creatures co-exist. The original game spawned a diverse franchise that includes a collectible card game, two miniature-based wargames, multiple video games, a series of novels and music. My earlier experiences with the Shadowrun franchise is limited to the two video games released for the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis, and now — thanks to Kickstarter — Shadowrun Returns, the long-awaited video game sequel, will be coming out for PC this summer! Continue reading A Classic Returns! ‘Shadowrun Returns’ coming to Steam in June!
Did you get the reference in the title of this post? “Classy” Freddie Blassie FOR THE WIN!!
Let’s reminisce and go back to the days of when advertising posters for live professional wrestling events were simple, to-the-point, and weren’t focused on a single wrestler. Back in the day when the poster designers used the simplest of typography strategies to establish the show’s (and the poster’s) hierarchy — which may look ugly to some — that works in its own vintage, antique-style way. Either way, here’s a trip via the way-back time machine called “The Internet,” and I hope you enjoy this series of classic professional wrestling posters!
One of my favorite artistic fads involves the re-imagining current (or fairly recent) video games with an old-school 4-to-8-bit style twist. While I do enjoy my share of pixel art remakes of modern-era games, it’s starting to get a little overdone. Because of that, it’s wonderful to see on retro style game art that goes further back from the ever-popular 8-bit era….by going back to the “2 bit-era.” Continue reading New Games with Atari 2600 Game Covers; What A Twist!
Above is the final 8:30 minutes of the “I Quit” Steel Cage Match at NWA Starrcade 1985 between Tully Blanchard (Champion; accompanied by Baby Doll) and Magnum T.A. (Challenger) for the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship. This match (in its entirety, anyway) embodies my opinions of the best types of wrestling matches: it depended more on telling the story of the match to the audience through the flow of the match, rather than depend on a series of disjointed short spots like most wrestling matches today do. Continue reading Tully Blanchard vs. Magnum T.A. ("I Quit" Cage Match at Starrcade 1985)