Man, I am so excited about Tarantino’s Charles Manson movie and here is an early look at the artwork for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. And just seeing QT and LC together again after their amazing work in Django is enough to get me there day one! 🙂
If you have been watching NXT/Raw/Smackdown over the last couple of years, you will be fully familiar with the WWE’s Women’s Evolution/Revolution. Gone are the days of the Divas matches being the time you would skip the DVD or go and get coffee during live television shows. Bra and panties matches are gone, no mud wrestling at events, now the ladies have the same exciting hard hitting matches as the men and it is no longer a surprise to see a females match at the top of the PPV card. Stephanie McMahon must be applauded for this, as well as Triple H and of course Vince who signs off on every storyline or angle.
So…having praised those three, they now must take the blame for the Greatest Royal Rumble event in Saudi Arabia. All of the shows have been crowing about this for weeks, almost as if it is as important as the recent Wrestlemania and whilst this massive house show is getting all the press, our Backlash PPV is only 2 weeks away and matches are just mentioned in between those long promos for S.A. So what is my problem with this event? Well, after all the bleating about the women being equal to the men on the card, we now get a show WITH NO FEMALE TALENT. Wha? Yes, it is tradition in that country for the women to be disrespected, they have only just been given the right to drive and any girls who wish to come to the live event, must be accompanied by a male. Wha? Oh and did I mention that they also legalise against homosexuality? Yep, death sentence, right there. It is a country living in the dark ages and by going there and taking their almighty dollar, WWE is complicit in the keeping down of women. What they should have done is refused the money, then let the world know that they do not agree with the traditions of the country and will not return until things are better for everyone. Hence, Vince, Trips and Steph become bigger heroes in the eyes of the fans, rather than the dollar-eyed vultures that this makes them look.
And from a simple wrestling point of view, after all of the gritty and disgusting politics, the Royal Rumble is the second most important PPV of the year and my personal favourite and making it bigger for this ‘select’ (AKA massive paying – the government, not the audience, tickets are under three dollars US!)) audience ruins the magic of the tradition. Thirty men. They tried it with 40 once and it was a complete failure. Have a 50 man Battle Royal by all means, but don’t water down Pat Patterson’s original vision – especially as, being homosexual, the Hall Of Famer would not be welcome by the government that Vince is bowing to impress. FAIL.
Double hitter! ❤
Two things I love in the world, Elton John and Funko Pops! So when I saw the Elton Pops were coming, I knew I had to get in on the action. This version of the Red,White And Blue figure is exclusive to FYE in the States but I picked him up over here in HMV. He is truly fabulous with his glitter trousers and glasses, awesome. I am not one of those people that has hundreds of Pop figures, in fact I have 8, but they are all characters that I love and they make me smile and that is the point, right?
If you want to catch up with the latest Funko Pops, follow Top Pops over on YouTube, he has over 600 of the little blighters, but his excitement when he goes shopping is totally tangible and his blogs are always entertaining. 🙂
I thought I would hold you forever.
Touching you was like touching God,
But then my atheism kicked in
And the magic evaporated in my burning heart.
You were the music in me,
The tiny ballerina in life’s musical box.
But the mechanism broke,
I was not in on the joke
As the wheels rusted and the dancer stopped dancing.
Whilst I was happy to see Sanity head to the main roster, it seems strange that they leave behind their most exciting and strongest prospect, Nikki Cross.
Let’s hope that they are going to make her a title proposition, perhaps with a face turn similar to Rosemary over in TNA land where she can keep the dark attitude but still be loved. 🙂