Watch the Trailer to “Hobbs & Shaw”, the Fast & Furious Spin-Off…

The Fast & Furious franchise now features its first stand-alone vehicle as Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham reprise their roles as Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.

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Could Dean Ambrose’s ’12 Rounds 3: Lockdown’ be a Dwayne Johnson-esque Break for Him?

After Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s initial break in Hollywood with the films like “The Scorpion King,” “Be Cool” and “The Rundown,” there’s been speculation among wrestling fans as to who will be the next WWE breakout Hollywood Star? Now, remember the first “12 Rounds” starring John Cena? While that may or may not be a trick question (due to the film’s very short stay in theaters), it was a fairly entertaining and mindlessly fun action film with an protagonist completing 12 rounds of challenges made by the antagonist.  It, however, has not made John Cena a breakout Hollywood star, and the less said about the paint-by-numbers and SIMILARLY-PLOTTED ’12 Rounds 2: Reloaded’ starring Randy Orton, the better.  If you were to ask me my opinion on the next WWE star that could make a decent case for himself in Hollywood, my money is on Dean Ambrose.
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Scallops In Yo’ BODY!! – WIRed #128

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It’s time for Episode 128 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a stimulating retirement and nursing home, tiny scallop robots to repair our bodies, the worst loadouts possible in Team Fortress 2, and the rocky beginnings of Rocky Maivia! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Scallops In Yo’ BODY!! – WIRed #128”

The WWE Debut Of Rocky Maivia – The 1996 Survivor Series in New York City

When you look back at it, it only took A SINGLE year after his WWF debut for Dwayne Johnson to become a top star in the company. Coming from a long wrestling lineage of the Fatu/Anao’i family, being the son of WWE Hall of Famer & former Tag Team Champion Rocky Johnson, AND the grandson of WWE Hall of Famer “High Chief” Peter Maivia, “The Blue Chipper” (as Jim Ross put it) Rocky Maivia was born. Continue reading “The WWE Debut Of Rocky Maivia – The 1996 Survivor Series in New York City”

Appreciate the Art of Realistic Striking in Professional Wrestling

In pro wrestling, there’s an art in delivering strikes that involves finding the balance between a complete non-contact whiff and a broken jaw from a stiff punch. Punches and kicks need to be made with the right amount of contact to add excitement to a match, since pro wrestling is inherently theater, not combat. Often, the wrestlers ARE (in fact) hitting each other, just not at full strength; while the blows are glancing, they’re not concussive. Long story short on wrestling, the violence is restrained but not non-existent.

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