Category Archives: Uncategorized
Dave Grohl wasn’t going to let a little broken leg get in the way of a good time. He drew up his own blueprints for a throne and just like that, the coolest guy in music got that much cooler. I had a few friends who attended the concert and it was non surprisingly awesome, and I’m sure seeing King Dave come out on a throne made the night even better. All hail King Dave!
The highlight of WWE’s live special from Tokyo was Finn Balor returning to Japan and winning the NXT Championship from Kevin Owens. I had a feeling it was coming, especially after the three part video series on Finn’s life and career, but that didn’t make the moment any less special. Balor is a otherworldly performer (as is Owens) and their match was great. From the flower ceremony at the beginning to Owens simultaneously beating up Balor and taunting Cena to Balor finally winning with the coup de gras, the NXT title match lived up to the hype and more. Hopefully this loss moves Owens up to the main roster for good, and Balor shouldn’t be far behind. Once Zayn and Itami return from injuries, Balor should be the next call up, and the future of the WWE will be in full gear.
These aren’t the full videos, but if you have the WWE Network, go back and watch the last three NXT’s and find these videos. Finn Balor, formerly Fergal/Prince Devitt, is the future of the WWE, but everyone has a back story. Balor started wrestling in front of only a few people on the independents, opened a wrestling school giving other Irish kids a chance to be wrestlers (including NXT’s Becky Lynch), became a cult hero in NJPW and eventually ended up in NXT. Everyone who has spent any time with him seems to genuinely like him, and his in ring work and character development speak for themselves. Beyond basic wrestling jargon of Balor being the good guy and Owens being the bad guy, I really hope Balor wins the title in Japan. It’d be a special moment for he and the fans, and the NXT title would be in great hands going forward.
Donald Trump is doing wonderful things, if wonderful things meant calling a large portion of the population criminals and rapists.
During his presidential kickoff speech, Trump said Mexican immigrants are “bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people.” He called for building a wall along the southern border of the United States. Trump later said that his remarks were directed at U.S. policymakers, not the Mexican government or its people.
In response to this, Univision and NBC announced that they will not be showing the Miss America or Miss Universe pageants, and NBC Universal severed it’s business relationship with the Donald.
“At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values,” said a statement from the network’s parent company, NBCUniversal.
“Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.”
NBC said it would no longer air the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, which had been a joint venture between the company and Trump. Miss USA has aired on NBC since 2003 and this year’s edition was set for July 12; NBC said it hasn’t been determined what will air in its place.
Trump’s response? Suing Univision for $500 million.
Donald Trump has filed a $500 million lawsuit against Univision Communications after the company scrapped its planned telecast of the July 12 Miss USA beauty pageant as a result of Trump’s disparaging comments about Mexican immigrants.
The Miss Universe Organization said the suit was filed Tuesday in New York State Supreme Court. The complaint also cites Univision Networks programming president Alberto Ciurana as a defendant. Univision called the lawsuit “factually false and legally ridiculous.”
The latest news coming out of this controversy is that Macy’s has pulled Trump’s menswear line from it’s stores. So to sum it up, no one likes Donald Trump.
After having his pageant dropped by Univision and subsequently being fired by NBC, things are continuing to go not-so-great for Donald Trump, who has now had his line of menswear pulled from Macy’s stores. The department store chain made the announcement this morning after a MoveOn Petition claiming that Trump “does not reflect ‘the magic of Macy’s’” collected more than 700,000 signatures.
Well on the bright side, at least Donald Trump isn’t a serious candidate for PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. Wait, he is? Oh, excellent.
Avon Barksdale is training Wallace andddd I’m in. I stopped doubting the characters Sly Stallone created around Rambo 2, so there’s no doubt in my mind that this movie is going to be great. The guy just knows how to create characters for the big screen, and the fact that this is directed by Ryan Coogler, who directed Michael B. Jordan in ‘Fruitvale Station’, only makes it that much better. Jordan plays Adonis Johnson, the son of Rocky Balboa’s frenemy Apollo Creed who was killed by Dolph Lundgren (in real life!). A couple ‘Wire’ alums chumming it up mixed in with some good old fashioned sage advice from Sylvester Stallone? Sign me up. I will buy all the tickets to this one.
I say this with as little sarcasm as possible: watching this 20 month old baby climb a rock wall really makes me question my athleticism. I’m pretty sure I could do this, but that’s really not the point. A 20 month old baby can do this, so a 27 year old fully grown male doing the same thing isn’t really that impressive. The fact that I have to think twice about whether or not I can do this is hands down one of the saddest moments of my life. Congrats to this overachiever, but maybe slip up a bit to make the rest of us feel better.
Ronda Rousey did an SI Swimsuit photo shoot, and there’s now an outtake video online. It’s pretty wonderful, as is Ronda Rousey. What’s seriously not to love about her. She’s an ass kicker. She loves wrestling. She seems like a lovely human being. And she’s also very easy on the eyes. My only question is how do you get to be the guy who rubs her down before the shoot? You could pay me in barrels of peas and I’d still be down for that job.