Can you believe it is already a decade since Jigsaw began terrifying us on the big screen? What differed with the Saw series versus the majority of horror franchises, is that it actually created characters that you grew to know and care about or fear as the series continued. It was not simply a series of random killings to get the gore cheerleaders applauding and the Daily Mail telling us how wrong we were to love it, although naturally there was a lot of that. Since the smash hits, James Wan has gone on to scare us with the Insidious series and the brilliant The Conjuring, which still gives me nightmares whenever I think about it!
To celebrate this 10 years of gruesome hostility, Lionsgate (surely the world’s greatest horror studio) has announced a return to the big screen for the original adventure. This will of course coincide with Halloween so there is no excuse for not taking in a little Jigsaw and getting scared all over again. Here is the brilliant new trailer and poster for the event. Enjoy – if that is the right word. Now where are those Hostel re-releases…?
Starting on last night’s Monday Night Raw, the WWE has once again joined up with Susan G. Komen for a third annual breast cancer awareness campaign. This will involve various parts of the network going pink and also a new series of merchandise being launched for various superstars. These include Cena and the Bellas and also the Hulkster who has introduced his classic Hulkamania t-shirt in a new shade. Nice. 20% of all profits from these shirts will go directly to Komen as well as 5% from everything else on the site. There is also the option for fans to donate directly to Komen at the checkout, from as little as $1, with every penny going to the campaign and of course, every penny counting to try and fight the battle against cancer.
WWE’s TV show Total Divas will heavily feature the campaign on its show next month and on the main shows, look out for the middle rope of the ring to turn pink! There is even a WWE/Komen flag flying outside of the WWE headquarters in Stamford.
Stephanie McMahon commented on the idea saying ““Susan G. Komen has truly transformed the world’s support for breast cancer research and awareness. WWE is exceptionally proud to continue our partnership with Komen and be at the forefront of this movement, as we continue to utilize our global platforms to raise awareness and funds for a disease that affects so many people.”
Find out more at Komen.org or vist wwe.com over the next month for pink galore. Fight the fight, people, fight the fight.
With the world of wrestling simply a one man show at the moment, okay one man one woman if we are feeling kind to TNA today, (Whatever happens with the company in the future, they should always be remembered as the company that triedto fight Vince, even if it was a somewhat one sided contest) the arrival of Global Force Wrestling from Jeff Jarrett should be welcomed, just for bringing some variety to the market. Now Global Force Wrestling has announced the first GFW pay-per-view, set to take place in Japan’s Tokyo Dome on the fourth of January. This is a joint event with New Japan Pro Wrestling, meaning that if done correctly, Jarrett will be introducing some great competitors to the American fans who have not looked towards Japan except when looking at the history of Mick Foley on various DVDs down the years.
According to the GFW Twitter page, we might yet be seeing the return of an icon at this event, with Jarrett photographed with AJ Styles which would suddenly be a great way of gaining interest in the states and again makes you wonder why Vince didn’t snap him up for dream bouts against Ambrose, Rollins, Cena, Cesaro, Ziggler – hell, anybody willing to take him on!