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Brian Damage

Traditionally, Wrestlemania is the biggest day or days on WWE’s calendar. It isn’t just the wrestlers who make the event so big and spectacular, it is also the celebrities that the company brings in. From the likes of Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Liberace…there is no shortage of celebrity appearances that appear on the grand stage. Some not only appear on the show, they also interact with the wrestlers. Case in point, Lawrence Taylor, Bad Bunny and Floyd Mayweather Jr have all entered the squared circle to actually compete. In 2003, a young up and coming wrestler named John Cena was booked in his very first ‘Mania to appear alongside two of rap’s biggest names…it never happened.


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Ringside Logic

I usually don’t like talking about contract issues because those matters are private between the talent and the promoter. However, I was recently reminded, “Kid, that’s the business we’re in.”

Fightful.com reported that AEW president Tony Khan and MJF had a heated conversation stemming from MJF being unhappy with his contract and doing an Ariel Helwani interview without AEW’s permission.

More trouble in paradise was reported on Thursday by Fightful as MJF is still frustrated by his contract and is considering leaving AEW when his contract expires in November 2024.


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Ringside Logic

Ten-Hut!!!

Sgt. Slaughter has signed a new multi-year deal with Hasbro to get back into the fight with G.I. Joe. The Hall of Famer appeared on the latest Hasbro Pulse streaming event and revealed his first figure in the popular 6-inch collectors’ line, G.I. Joe Classified. Hasbro officials showed an image of the figure based on his appearance in the 1987 animated film G.I. Joe: The Movie


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Ringside Logic

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Tony Khan now owns Ring of Honor.


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Brian Damage

She was a singer, actress and host, who worked for World Wrestling Entertainment. Today on the blog, we ask…’Whatever Happened to Rue DeBona?’


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Nickelodeon Studios:Past,Present,and Future

On August 15,1992 Nickelodeon launched “SNICK” an evening block that premiered new and exciting episodes from a slew of shows from 8-10pm every Saturday night on the channel for the more “tween” crowd. If you wanted to get in the house early, make yourself dinner, and watch your favorite show that was brand new but had things that related to you more, then SNICK was it! One of the shows apart of this premiere date was the sketch comedy/musical/dancing show titled Roundhouse. Loosely based off of SNL and In Living Color(the co-executive producer was actually one of the writers from it) it combined young adults parodying hilarious skits from pop culture at the time and have the cast perform amazing high energy dance routines and actual singing too. It was such a groundbreaking show and to this day nothing like it has been seen on Nickelodeon, or any other…

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Lesley's Anime and Manga Corner

Toonami’s official Facebook page has announced that the programming block started airing the second season of the Assassination Classroom anime on January 9, 2022 at 12:30 a.m. Toonami will air two episodes of the show at 12:30 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. Other anime airing in the programming block early Sunday morning include Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Naruto Shippūden, and Cowboy Bebop.

Toonami additionally apologized in its Facebook post, stating “We’re really sorry that we haven’t been able to announce anything before now, but we’ve been waiting on lots of deals to lock into place.” The Facebook post added that the programming block will premiere a new show every week “for the next month or so,” and will reveal more details about those new shows at a later time.

Toonami began airing the first season of Assassination Classroom in August 2020.

Source: ANN

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Lesley's Anime and Manga Corner

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that the following anime films are eligible for consideration at the 94th annual Academy Awards:

  • BELLE
  • Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko
  • Josee, The Tiger and the Fish
  • The Laws of the Universe – The Age of Elohim
  • Pompo: The Cinéphile
  • Poupelle of Chimney Town

A maximum of five films from the full list of eligible films can receive nominations in the Animated Feature Film category. The Academy will announce the nominees on February 8, 2022.

The 94th Academy Awards will be held on March 27, 2022.

Source: ANN

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Brian Damage

Women’s wrestling has certainly grown and prospered in recent years. All the talk of the Women’s Revolution is very real, as we are now seeing more and more women in high profile matches and even main eventing big shows. Before we can talk about the current crop of female talents, we must first look back into history to find the true trailblazers of women’s wrestling. This is wrestling history….this is wrestling HERstory.


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Brian Damage

It’s Saturday and today we have ’This Week in Wrestling’, the 40th of 2021. Today Brian takes a look at the relaunch of WOW Women of Wrestling and how it fits in to today’s wrestling landscape and shares all the best wrestling content from this week.


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