Four months ago at the D23 Expo and San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel showed fans — for the first time — some footage from the highly anticipated ‘Avengers’ film. However, back then the footage was not released online, which drove people nuts (myself included), but now, we have the first official trailer. Continue reading Ladies & Gentlemen, the First “Avengers: Infinity War” Trailer Is Here!
Here’s the thing: I may NEVER tire of the “RKO Outta Nowhere” phenomenon, whether it’s in the squared-circle, out of the squared-circle, or crudely inserted in funny internet videos. Thankfully, the folks at Vigeo provided me more entertainment by offering up some comedy starring Randy Orton and some unexpected enemies, such as The Avengers, The Rock, Iron Man, Shia Labeouf, and more. After watching The Viper take down a long list of fictional foes — Superman included — with his RKO, I can’t get enough of it!
Between this week’s and last week’s gaming-related posts, I’ve not come back down from my Avengers: Age of Ultron high, yet…
Why, back in my day, video game companies made superhero games for consoles ALL THE TIME; ESPECIALLY when there was a superhero movie coming out in theaters. It happened ALL THE TIME, SERIOUSLY! Well, back in that time, an EA Chicago studio was working on a fighting game featuring a slew of characters from Marvel’s House of Ideas, but it got cancelled. The video above provides a good look at what direction the game was going – despite the rough imagery – and is provided courtesy of PtoP Online, a YouTube channel specializing in digging up old video game prototypes while discussing and showing them to the world. The video does a great job at giving a sense of the size and scope that EA Chicago was looking to implement and still looked pretty promising.
What a difference 34 years makes…
This Sunday in Miami, The Rock and John Cena will face off at WrestleMania XXVIII (28); a match that was over one year in the making (reminiscent of old 70’s & 80’s storylines), and is being dubbed and promoted as an Icon vs. Icon-style of match given both stars’ pop culture popularity. However, this isn’t The Rock’s first time being promoted in this type of match.
Continue reading The Rock vs. Hollywood Hulk Hogan, WrestleMania X8 (2002)
The 25th annual WWE Survivor Series event took place last night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. While keeping tabs on the match results on numerous wrestling websites, I started thinking about all of the classic matches from Survivor Series’ past. All of that thought ended with my knowledge of the very first Survivor Series on Thanksgiving Night of 1987.
In 1987, fresh off the heels of Hulk Hogan defeating Andre the Giant to retain the then-WWF Championship at WrestleMania III that March, the rivalry between the two superstars continued. The result of the increased interest and popularity of the rivalry resulted in the WWE creating a new event in November to capitalize on it. The event would be called “Survivor Series,” and would be centered around a series of elimination-style tag team matches. The match above is the main event from the 1st annual Survivor Series on November 26th, 1987, as Hulk Hogan and his team competed with Andre the Giant and his team.