Twitter Feud Leads to Match between Will Ospreay and Big Van Vader!

Just so you know, Will Ospreay and Ricochet had an amazingly athletic and physical match during New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Best of the Super Juniors tournament back in May (highlights in the video above), however there are many detractors who isolated the “overly acrobatic” parts and accused the two of killing the business.  You’d think by now that things have more or less cooled down, but not when Vader is one of the match’s most vocal critics. Keep in mind that Vader is an American wrestler who went to Japan (after being a recurring character on Boy Meets World) and performed quite a few moonsaults himself; that’s right Vader, Pepperidge Farms remembers, as do we wrestling fans…  Well, after Ospreay and Vader went back-and-forth on Twitter, it looks like they’re about to lock horns in the squared circle in English wrestling promotion Revolution Pro pretty soon. Continue reading “Twitter Feud Leads to Match between Will Ospreay and Big Van Vader!”

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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Cactus Jack vs. Big Van Vader, a.k.a., the “How I Lost My Ear” Match

** channeling Ted Mosby**

Kids, back in 1994 in Munich, Germany, a match between Cactus Jack (Mick Foley) and Big Van Vader (Leon White) took place in on March 16th during the WCW European Tour.  The match is often regarded as one of the most infamous matches in professional wrestling history; known for its physical violence (which was very limited in WCW at the time), and as the match in which your Uncle Mick Foley lost his right ear.

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Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray; HOLY CRAP, GREAT GOOGILY-MOOGILY, OMG-BBQ!!!!

So yeah, this happened TODAY!!!
IT’S A CELEBRATION!!!!

After the May 4th, 2011 announcement (“May the Forth be with you;” get it?), I have been looking forward to this release in possibly the worst way.  Finally, I picked it up today at my closest Wal-Mart (one of the last two available before they had to restock), and took some pictures to serve as a walkthrough or unboxing.  Enjoy!

**by the way, the movies look AWESOME; I’m watching “Ep. 4: A New Hope” right now**   Continue reading “Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray; HOLY CRAP, GREAT GOOGILY-MOOGILY, OMG-BBQ!!!!”