When one door closes, another one opens. After the bankruptcy and closure of the popular and long-lasting toy retail store Toys ‘R’ Us this past month, it meant that the brand’s long-time mascot and spokes-animal, Geoffrey the Giraffe, was forced to step away from is lifelong gig. Thankfully, Geoffrey isn’t taking his newly-open schedule lying down, as he’s recently picked up a new pastime and career in the squared-circle down in the Sunshine State. Continue reading “Geoffrey, the Toys ‘R’ Us Giraffe, Entered A Royal Rumble, Fought A Vampire & Amazon Prime…”
UPDATE (3/22/2018): Due to an injury and rumored WWE return, Mysterio was pulled from the event: Rey Mysterio is off of Sunday's New Japan card in Long Beach, the new match is Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Will Ospreay — John Pollock (@iamjohnpollock) March 22, 2018 ORIGINAL STORY: It seems that Chris Jericho’s method of going from a recent WWE appearance and/or active participation to taking matches for … Continue reading After His Surprise Royal Rumble Appearance, Rey Mysterio Is Heading To New Japan Pro Wrestling
I know, I know; there was an architecture story this past Monday, meaning there’s a Video Game story later in the week. So, why is there a Pro Wrestling story in the middle, you ask? Well, the usual Pro Wrestling story next week will still happen, but that’s AFTER this year’s Royal Rumble, which I want to talk about BEFORE the event. According to SportsBettingDime, the current favorite to win Men’s Royal Rumble is Shinsuke Nakamura (+250), and I want this too, especially after their classic Wrestle Kingdom match a few years ago and the tease during last year’s Smackdown Money in the Bank Match. But every year there’s a pool asking who’s winning the Men’s Rumble match, so the most intriguing question this year is who’s going to win the FIRST, WOMEN’S Royal Rumble match?
I was one of the 52,020 people in attendance at the 30th annual WWE Royal Rumble at the Alamodome in my hometown of San Antonio, Texas this past Sunday night (following an excellent 3-day excursion through PAX South 2017), and overall the show was very entertaining with a few surprises. One pleasant surprise was the method of which some WWE Superstars made their way to the ring when their number in the Royal Rumble match came up. Continue reading “#RememberTheRumble? #RememberTheRumbleCart!”
This weeks pro wrestling post is short, simple, and mighty sweet. Let’s relive this moment of everyone jumping up and down like schoolgirls at a Beatles concert in the 1960s. And now, from the (better) angle of all of the fans in the arena… Continue reading AJ Styles. In the WWE. That is All…
It’s time for Episode 82 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses floating staircases, DIY-Minority Report-style powergloves, games re-imagined as book covers, and surprises from Royal Rumble past! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Floating Stairs’ DIY Powerglove Game Books Royal Rumbling – WIRed #82”
Well, it’s that time of year again; it’s ROYAL RUMBLE SEASON. Duck Season. Royal Rumble Season. Duck Season. Royal Rumble Season. Anyway, the WWE has produced another countdown video chronicling the most unpredictable entrances to occur at January’s annual pay-per-view extravaganza, the Royal Rumble. The returns range from groundbreaking, returns from the injured reserve list, and returns from hiatus (like working elsewhere or sabbaticals), all taking … Continue reading WWE’s Top Ten Surprise Royal Rumble Entrances
Graphic designer Scott Modrzynski spent the last two years creating a cubist, minimalist chart of the history of the World Wrestling Federation (including the years of the World Wide Wrestling Federation and the current incarnation, World Wrestling Entertainment), a portion of which you see above. The poster captures the title reigns of the World, Intercontinental, Tag Team, European, and Lightweight titles, and the winners of the Royal Rumble and King of the Ring (BRING IT BACK!), and various popular talents whose gold belt dreams eluded them.
This week on WIRed, NYC’s modular/stackable apartment complex reminds me of UNO Stacko, Dish should thank BETAMAX for their support against the networks, whistling TAPS and pouring out a 40 for my homies at THQ, and facts/figures/random information about the Royal Rumble. Continue reading “Stackable APTs, Dish/BETA, RIP THQ & Royal Rumblin’ – WIRed #32”
Congratulations to John Cena for winning the 2013 Royal Rumble (becoming the 4th to win the event twice — first time in 2008) and punching his ticket to a World Championship match at WrestleMania XXIX! For the unfamiliar, the Royal Rumble is the WWE’s annual pay-per-view event produced every January since 1988, in which the event’s main feature is the “Royal Rumble match.” The match is based on the classic Battle Royal match, in which a number of wrestlers enter the ring at certain time intervals (after 2 wrestlers begin the match) with the goal of eliminating their competitors by tossing them over the top rope, with both feet touching the floor. The winner of the event is the last wrestler remaining after all others have been eliminated, and that wrestler gets a world title shot at WrestleMania. The WWE recently put up a “By The Numbers” video accounting for several interesting historic and information tidbits on the Royal Rumble, the participants, and stories in the events lineage. Check out the video after the break! Continue reading “The WWE Royal Rumble: By The Numbers!”