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Wrestlemania 29 Results: The Champ Is Here? 21-0? End Of An Era?

Pre-Show

The YouTube Preshow kicks off with Josh Matthews welcoming us to the show. The audience is MASSIVE and ready to go. Matt Striker runs down the Intercontinental Championship Match. Scott Stanford, Jim Ross, Kofi Kingston, and Dusty Rhodes are setup in a seperate arena much like NHL on FOX. A video package for the World Championship Match is shown. Stanford, Ross, Kofi, and Dusty talk about the World Title Match.

A “Coming Home” video with featuring members with the WWE Universe pictures shown over it. A hype video for HHH vs Brock Lesnar is shown. Stanford, Kofi, Ross, and Dusty talk about Lesnar and HHH’s match while the audience behind them chant, “We Want Ryder.” Tony Dawson is outside with the WWE Universe in the parking lot who are tailgating.

In the back, Snooki is chatting up with The Miz, who thanks him for calling her a MILF. Wade Barrett comes in they hype their match. Josh and Striker ask the WWE Universe to Tout their favorite Wrestlemania moment. A hype video for Ryback and Mark Henry is shown. Mark Henry is in the interview arena and talks about his match with Ryback. He states that tonight is the night that Ryback enters the Hall of Pain. Kofi, Stanford, Ross, and Dusty talks about Henry vs Ryback.

A recap of Thursday’s press conference is shown. A hype video for The Undertaker vs CM Punk is shown. Kofi, Ross, Stanford, and Dusty talk about Taker vs CM Punk. A WWEShop promo is shown. We go outside again with Tony Dawson and he presents a video of what the WWE Universe are looking forward to the most. A few Touts from WWE fans who talk about their favorite Wrestlemania moments. Another hype video, this time featuring Sheamus, Orton, Show vs The Shield is shown.

Kofi, Stanford, Dusty, and JR talk about the match. The Miz makes his entrance but sadly no inflatable Awesome this time. Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett comes down to the ramp with the title around his waist.

WWE Intercontinetal Championship Match
Wade Barrett vs The Miz

The Miz and Wade lock up in the middle of the ring. Wade kicks Miz in the gut as he bounces off the turnbuckle. Barrett places the Miz over the ropes and kicks him in the stomach once again. Barrett put The Miz through the rope and tries to go for his kick but The Miz counters with a boot of his own. The Miz hits a high knee followed by his neckbreaker combo for 2. Barrett goes for Wasteland, The Miz goes for the Finale but they both Miz. As The Miz goes for his corner clothesline, Wade hits him with the Winds of Change for 2. Wade goes for the Bull Hammer but Miz counters with the Figure Four. Barrett gets to the ropes. Barrett hits Wasteland for 2. The Miz hits a drop toe hold and locks in the Figure Four once again for the win.

WINNER and NEW Intercontinental Champion: The Miz

The Miz celebrates with his title as we head back to Stanford, Ross, Kofi, and Dusty who talk about The Rock vs John Cena. A video package for the WWE Championship match is shown. The concludes the YouTube PreShow.

WWE Wrestlemania 29

A video describing the damage of Super Storm Sandy is shown, narrarated by NJ Governor Chris Christie. The video begins with a somber tone but quickly picks up with how New York and New Jersey fought back against the devastation. Christie welcomes us to Wrestlemania. Michael Cole opens up the show with the New Jersey National Guard waving American Flags at the entrance way. The opening video for Wrestlemania is shown with recaps of the greatest moments in Wrestlemania history shown.

Sheamus makes his way down to the ring and it looks like the 6-Man Tag Team Match will start the show. Randy Orton and The Big Show come out and the three of them walk down the ramp as a team. Michael Cole, JBL, and The King are the commentary team for the night and their are dressed in tuxedos. The Spanish Announce Team is introduced as well. The Shield’s music hits and they make their way to the ring through the crowd.

Randy Orton, Sheamus, and The Big Show vs The Shield

Roman and Sheamus start things off for their groups. Roman and Sheamus begin to punch each other into the various corners. Randy Orton is tagged in and they double team Roman. Orton begins to stomp on Roman. Roman knees Orton in the gut and tags in Rollins who is taken down. Orton goes for the 10 Corner punch and hits them all. Orton hits Rollins with a rope assisted suplex. Sheamus is tagged back in. Rollins tags in Dean and they stomp Sheamus into the corner. Continue reading Wrestlemania 29 Results: The Champ Is Here? 21-0? End Of An Era?

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2k Announces WWE 2k14, The Rock To Be Featured On Cover

The lead-up to Wrestlemania is always the biggest time of the year in terms of consumer interest and interaction for WWE. With Wrestlemania 29 on Sunday the company even made video game news with still over seven months until the typical release time frame for the series arrives.

Executive Vice President of Consumer Products Casey Collins announced that The Rock will be featured on the cover of WWE 2K14.

Dwayne Johnson has become one of the biggest names in the entertainment industry let alone “sports entertainment”. Some might take issue with the fact that a part-time performer gets the top billing – the same grumblings have been made regarding The Rock and his current title reign – but there is no one that could offer near the exposure and awareness levels that he provides.

The WWE license is now in the hands of Take Two, with also acquired Yuke’s continuing on as the development studio at least in the short term, and falling under the 2K Sports label.

U.S. Senator: Video Games Gave Sandy Hook Shooter ‘A False Sense Of Courage’ (Via Kotaku)

Let the scapegoating continue.  Adam Lanza, the person who shot and killed 26 people at Sandy Hook elementaryin Connecticut last month, reportedly played Call of Duty, among other games. So for quite a while now, pundits and politicians have been drawing links between his heinous actions and the video games he played.

Most recently we have Senator Chris Murphy, a newly-elected Democrat in CT, who spoke yesterday during a press conference to introduce a bill on assault weapons.

“I think there’s a question as to whether he would’ve even driven in his mother’s car in the first place if he didn’t have access to a weapon that he saw in video games that gave him a false sense of courage about what he could do that day,” the senator said.

This is probably a good time to remind the world that there is no scientific evidence linking violent video games and violent behavior.

HBO Drama Series Influenced By Tyson’s Early Years, To Be Directed By Spike Lee

Earlier today we found out that one Entourage star was interested in bringing the life of former MMA star Kimbo Slice to the big screen. This week we find out Entourage creator Doug Ellin is behind a pilot drama series set to air on HBO that will be influenced by Mike Tyson’s early boxing career. Spike Lee will direct the series titled Da Brick. Tyson and his wife, Lakiha, will be among the executive producers.

Tyson made an appearance on Entourage last season. While on the set he mentioned to Ellin:

“‘Why don’t you do with my life what you did with Mark (Wahlberg’s) life” with “Entourage.”

The series will not be biographic in nature, but will chronicle the life of a young boxer coming up in modern Newark, New Jersey. John Ridley, who helped bring Spike Lee into the project, and Ellin have spent time recently with Tyson in hopes of gathering material to translate into show ideas. Continue reading HBO Drama Series Influenced By Tyson’s Early Years, To Be Directed By Spike Lee

Kimbo Slice: From YouTube To The Movie Screen, Biopic In The Works

The man who shot to stardom via internet fighting movies, known as Kimbo Slice, could have his life story portrayed in a movie if one star of TV’s Entourage has his way. In a recent interview with The Wrap Kevin Connolly revealed that he would be interested in directing the film:

“I’m trying to get the Kimbo Slice story made. I have his life rights, we have a script that’s great. It’s out and about, and the powers that be are trying to put the money together.”

I’m not sure having Kimbo’s “life rights” is something that I would brag about, but hey, to each his own. Connolly is hoping the Rolling Stone dubbed “King of the Web Brawlers” will play himself in the feature film. Continue reading Kimbo Slice: From YouTube To The Movie Screen, Biopic In The Works

WWE-THQ Rep WWE ’12 Q & A

THQ Creative Director for WWE games Corey Ledesma recently spoke to THQ about the new WWE ’12 video game. Here are some highlights:

Q: Take me through your thoughts on how SvR ’11 was received, and what you could/wish your team could have done better?

Cory: We have a lot of pride in the work we put out there, so the team felt very good about WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 being a solid product that fans were going to thoroughly enjoy. We were able to introduce a new mode, called WWE Universe, that we think was a very solid foundation for the future and got a lot of people excited to play the game. Adding dynamic object physics to gameplay was also another major addition that we felt changed the way the game looked and played for the better. All in all, we were generally pleased with how the game was received. With that being said, there were some game areas we were not completely satisfied with and feel need significant improvement. Our fans are intelligent, recognize a lot of those shortcomings as well and let us know about them. Continue reading WWE-THQ Rep WWE ’12 Q & A

THQ Drops SD vs Raw, Rebrands As WWE ’12

There has been rumblings over the past few days that THQ’s new big announcement ahead of E3 was a big one. Since picking up and running with the name in 2004, WWE and THQ today announced that Smackdown vs. Raw will no longer be used as the name for the annual wrestling game series. Smackdown vs Raw has become the best-selling wrestling series of all time, but THQ has felt the brand has stagnated, fans complaining about lack of change, morphing, unrealistic physics, amongst other things. The brand war theme as well had grown old,  especially with the WWE dropping the emphasis on brand war, even dropping the SD vs Raw PPV Bragging Rights used to promote the game. It will take on a much simpler name starting this year with WWE ’12, which will still be developed by Yuke’s. Continue reading THQ Drops SD vs Raw, Rebrands As WWE ’12

Mortal Kombat HotFix (May 22), Full Patch/DLC Coming In June

NetherRealm Studios has announced that today it has released a “Hot Fix” for its latest installment of the MK Franchise on both the Xbox 360 & PS3. This hot fix is before the upcoming full patch and DLC for the years hottest fighting game. Things are looking good for this game as they could have just waited until June for the patch to arrive (hopefully solving intermittent lag issues) but they decided to do some minor tweaks and tuning ahead of that. Kung Lao has been dominating tourneys, Baraka and Sheeva are very low on the tier lists.  With this update & the one to come it looks like it has solved this issue.

The first two downloadable characters will be Kenshi, a blind swordsman first introduced in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, and Skarlet, a red female character based on a glitch in Mortal Kombat II. Besides the patch, the upcoming DLC also contains some “free stuff”. Skarlet was actually added to Mortal Kombat following a glitch in a previous game, which would turn Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Reptile and some of the female characters red.  The character was eventually released in the Mortal Kombat 3 game, but as she was left unnamed, the community decided to call her Skarlet. There had been previous reports that Skarlett would be appearing in the Mortal Kombat game, but she wasn’t officially announced until March 27th. Continue reading Mortal Kombat HotFix (May 22), Full Patch/DLC Coming In June

Mortal Kombat Legacy: Live Action Show Based On MK Universe (Episodes 1-6)

Mortal Kombat: Legacy brings to life the complex and rich history of the gaming world of MORTAL KOMBAT. Shao Kahn and Shang Tsung are obsessed with reigning over various realms (parallel universes) and the winners of Mortal Kombat competitions are granted supreme control over these worlds. The Earthrealm (Earth) is an unconscious participant in this competition and only a few select humans understand the consequences of losing Mortal Kombat and what it will mean to Earth. In a universe with powerful evil sorcerers, cyborgs, Gods and movie stars, this Mortal Kombat digital media series drives a cohesive understanding of what this Universe is all about. Continue reading Mortal Kombat Legacy: Live Action Show Based On MK Universe (Episodes 1-6)