Month: June 2017

Wrestling

Alberto Del Rio Reveals The Real Reason He Left the WWE (Again)

Alberto Del Rio is a former WWE champion, but doesn’t always get along the biggest wrestling company in the world. He was fired in 2014 when he punched a (non-wrestling) co-worker for making a racist joke. He returned a year later, but only lasted a few months before walking out in October 2015. Officially, it was a “mutual parting of ways,” but basically Del Rio wanted to quit and the WWE allowed him to do so (Del Rio’s then-girlfriend and now wife Paige was also suspended at the time for a violation of the Wellness Policy). read more

Wrestling

12 ECW Superstars Who Never Made It Big Anywhere Else

Long before the era of PG wrestling that the WWE currently uses, pro wrestling was something that couldn’t exactly be described as family friendly. Not only did the Attitude Era of the (then) WWF push the boundaries of sex and violence when it came to what was acceptable television, but Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) was actually pioneering the same concepts in bingo halls and dimly lit arenas years prior. read more

Did LaVar Ball and His Big Baller Family Boost Raw Ratings? No, Not Really
Wrestling

Did LaVar Ball and His Big Baller Family Boost Raw Ratings? No, Not Really

In case you missed it, Raw was live from Los Angeles this week and featured a few celebrity guest appearances. Most notably, recent L.A. Laker draft pick Lonzo Ball showed up with his little brother LaMelo and his somewhat-crazy father LaVar. With a bizarre segment that featured a 48-year-old LaVar taking off his shirt and threatening to fight The Miz, along with with LaMelo dropping some racist slurs into a live mic (which the WWE immediately issued an apology for), the WWE hoped that the the additional star power of the Big Baller Brand trio would spike the ratings a little bit. read more

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News

The SNES Classic Will Fix One Of The NES Classic’s Biggest Design Flaws

Nintendo started the week off with a bang yesterday with the announcement of the SNES Classic Edition, which will include 21 of the best Super Nintendo games ever made. One of the biggest differences between the SNES Classic and last year’s NES Classic is that the former system will ship with two controllers as opposed to one. Of course, anyone who got their hands on the NES Classic knows that one of the system’s biggest design flaws was its ridiculously short controller cords, which were only an absurd three feet in length. Fortunately, it appears that Nintendo is well aware of this problem and the SNES Classic will not have the same issue. read more

Wrestling

Daniel Bryan: “I’m Working on Returning to the Ring”

Daniel Bryan, former WWE champion and leader of the YES! Movement, has never been shy about his desire to continue wrestling. However, after numerous head and neck injuries, the WWE medical team refuses to clear him for in-ring action. Bryan even went as far as getting numerous second opinions, but the WWE refused to budge, fearing the worst if Bryan somehow became seriously injured (or worse) if he returned to action. read more