Dramatized biographies are all the rage in the past decade or so. After all, they did wonders for Ray Charles and Johnny Cash with Ray and Walk The Line, respectively. Plus Apple founder Steve Jobs actually got two different films, and McDonald’s original boss Ray Kroc was recently portrayed on the big screen by Michael Keaton in The Founder.
Stone Cold Steve Austin had personality. It literally oozed from his pores with every flipped middle finger, every Stone Cold Stunner he hit, and every beer that he drank. It’s one of the reasons he became one of the biggest things in pro wrestling since Hulk Hogan. Sure, it might have been a combination of Austin’s skills as a performer and a bit of good luck by being the right guy at the right time, but one thing is for sure — Stone Cold was OVER!
Big Shaq Daddy, aka former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal, was a surprise entrant in the WrestleMania 32 version of the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. The mammoth Shaq had a cool moment where he faced off against the equally large Big Show, before they were both eliminated and Baron Corbin eventually took home the trophy (it’s also quite big).
The original Mario Kart was initially conceived as a multiplayer prototype for SNES launch title F-Zero, and had nothing to do with Mario or karts.
Former TNA stars — wait, I guess we’re supossed to call it Impact Wrestling now. Former Impact Wrestling stars Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis bolted from the company earlier this year, around the same time as the Broken Hardy Brothers. The couple, who are married in real life, have been a mainstay in the “minor leagues” of pro wrestling, spending almost four years with Ring of Honor before signing with TN — errr, Impact Wrestling (that’s going to take some time to get used to).
The gaming industry was shocked to discover last week that Nintendo had discontinued their hugely successful, but tough-to-find NES Classic Edition, but it turns out there may have been a method to the company’s madness after all.
The WWE has done this before, but it’s never not cool.
It would have been hard to miss the story about former WWE commentator Mauro Ranallo and the reason he suddenly disappeared from television a couple months ago. Even mainstream media sources were picking up the story of JBL’s (alleged) bullying, which prompted Ranallo, who has a long public history of struggling with depression and bipolar disorder, to basically walk off the job, despite being under contract until August 2017.