WWE/NXT/TNA DIVA/KNOCKOUT OF THE WEEK: EVA MARIE

WWE/NXT/DIVA DIVA/KNOCKOUT-EVA MARIE

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WWE/NXT/TNA Diva/Knockout of the Week-Eva Marie

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She was born on September 19, 1984 in Walnut Creek, California.

She was trained by Natalya, Brian Kendrick and the WWE Performance Center

She made her debut on July 1, 2013

Finishing move(s):

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Sliced Red No. 2 (Shiranui)-adopted from The Brian Kendrick

Why she is the WWE/NXT/TNA Diva/Knockout of the Week:

Eva Marie returned to NXT last week and was met with a resounding ‘whatever’ from the fans in attendance. As much as I love the looks of Ms. All Red Everything I have to say that until recently I might have shared their sentiments. Eva Marie seemed destined to be remembered for the Worst Worked Match of the Year (2013, according to Dave Meltzer at Wrestling Observer) along with The Bella Twins, The Funkadactyls, JoJo and Natalya vs. AJ Lee, Alicia Fox, Aksana, Kaitlyn, Rosa Mendes, Summer Rae and Tamina Snuka. Seriously, the woman couldn’t take a bump off of plush carpet onto a mattress and make it look good, that’s how bad she was.

But then I saw GIFs of her training with Brian Kendrick and I realized there’s hope for the Red Queen of WWE after all. Witnessing her delivering a more than passable Springboard DDT and Sliced Red (Bread) No. 2 made me think to myself, “Here is a girl who wants to be here, who wants to work and who wants to improve and she is doing just that.” Will she ever be a champion? I don’t know. But she’s taking the first step and I for one intend to give her a chance and that is why Eva Marie is the WWE/NXT/TNA Diva/Knockout of the Week.

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‘ROWDY’ RODDY PIPER: 4/17/1954-7/31/2015

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There are some days where you just want to crawl back into bed, sleep some more, dream good dreams and then wake up and start all over again. Today qualifies as one of those days. I wake up and turn on my laptop only to be hit with the news that ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper has passed away in his sleep from a heart attack at 61. Not only do I lose one of my all-time professional wrestling heroes but at 53 years of age myself I am reminded of my own mortality.

I became a pro wrestling fan in 1972 at the age of ten years. I watched Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling every Saturday and read Inside Wrestling, The Wrestler and Pro Wrestling Illustrated voraciously. It was within those pages that I first heard about the vile and hated and (good God, ya’ll) kilt-wearing Scotsman named Roddy Piper. All that said when Mr. Piper debuted in the Mid-Atlantic area I thought that I was ready for anything he had to say or do to the wrestlers and the fans in the territory. I learned quickly that the only way to get ready for Roddy Piper is to stand in the middle of an inferno for a thousand years and then you might be close. No one-past or present-is ever ready for Roddy Piper. Piper’s dog collar match against Greg Valentine is the stuff of legend; his verbal sparring with Ric Flair was iconic and lest I forget just mention Frank Williams and Jimmy Snuka to anyone who knows wrestling and I guarantee they will loop back to one man and that man is Roddy Piper. Williams was a jobber for his entire career and he would have faded into obscurity had it not been for the beating he suffered for running his mouth to the Rowdy Scot and on Piper’s own segment, Piper’s Pit, no less. As for Jimmy Snuka I guarantee you the man steers clear of coconuts even today. Any true wrestling will know what I’m talking about.

I’m writing this all off the cuff while my feelings can be put into words. If none of it makes sense I do not apologize. I know that I’m forgetting stuff and will kick myself for it later.  I will forever be a mark for ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper. No doubt about it when God made this man he broke the mold afterwards. There will never ever be another like him. May he rest in peace.

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Quotes from the Rowdy One:

“I’m so quick, I could spit in the wind, duck, and let it hit the old lady behind me.”

“Sooner or later everybody pays the Piper!”

“Just when you think you know the answers, I change the questions.”

“I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass… and I’m all out of bubblegum.”-from They Live.

“I walk so fast, I talk so fast, I could turn the light off and be in bed before the rooms dark.”

Finally…

“Ever notice Hulk Hogan ain’t go no hair on his chest? The only one who’s got hair on their chest on their team is Cyndi Lauper.”

 

 

 

FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE TRAILER PARK: FROM PARTS UNKNOWN: FIGHT LIKE A GIRL

Synopsis: The wrestle-apocalypse is nigh. As a young girl Charlie sees her Daddy, a Pro Wrestling Champion, die in the ring. It starts her quest to become a wrestler in his memory. No easy task in the face of disapproval from her boyfriend, a pesky day job, and a boss who runs her into the ground. It doesn’t seem like Charlie will ever find time to chase her dreams.

When Charlie’s psycho boss steals unstable military technology and unleashes homicidal minions on an unsuspecting world Charlie has no choice but to bring the body slams and take these murderous Jabronis for a stroll down smack down boulevard.

A horror movie that combines two of my favorite things in life, professional wrestling and zombies, that took nine mother-blankety-blank years to get a release date? Who’s the idiot that decided to let this one stew for that long? From Parts Unknown: Fight Like a Girl is only being released in Australia for now (lucky bastards); however a UK/US release is expected for 2016. The film stars Jenna Dwyer and is written, directed and edited by Daniel Armstrong. Enjoy the trailer and poster below.

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A-Z TRIVIA WEDNESDAY: A SERBIAN FILM

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Holds a record of 19 minutes of cuts in the United States in order to achieve an NC-17 rating.

WRITTEN IN BLOOD SCREAM QUEEN OF THE MONTH-AUGUST,2015-CHRISTA CAMPBELL

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I have always maintained that the only requirements for someone to be Scream Queen of the Month are that they be A. Female (I have never heard of a Scream King and I hope I never do, no offense to anyone); and B. They have to have appeared in at least one horror movie during the course of their career. That being said I have a small confession to make: I like it when the lovely lady that I choose for the month has a nice list of horror credits to her name. It just seems to lend more credibility to her contributions to the genre.

Born December 7, 1972 in Oakland, California, Christa Campbell has starred in her fair share of horror movies. Starting in 2004 with The Drone Virus, Christa has appeared in 2001 Maniacs and Death by Engagement (both 2005); she starred in the remake of the classic The Wicker Man (2006); 2007 saw her in Showdown at Area 51 while in 2008 she had roles in Day of the Dead and Audie & the Wolf. Keeping busy she appeared in 2009 in Gurdian and The Tomb (aka Ligeia); with 2010 came 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams and Blood: A Butcher’s Tale. She hit us up in 2011 with Drive Angry, Hyenas and the horror short Spoon. Taking a break from horror in 2012 she returned in Spiders 3-D in 2013 and Seed 2 and Awaken in 2014 and 2015, respectively and she has completed Citrus Springs for release later this year.

Christa has also made appearances in Erotic Confessions Vols. 1, 3, 6 and 11 alongside former Playboy Playmate Ava Fabian in 1996 and 1999; The Crew (2000), The New Guy (2002), Malibu’s Most Wanted (2003), Mozart and the Whale (2005), Hallows Point (2007), Labor Pains (2009), The Mechanic (2011) and The Iceman (2012). TV Credits include roles in the series Pacific Blue (1996), All That (1997), Erotic Confessions (1995-1999), Unhappily Ever After (1999), Sabrina the Teenage Witch (2002), Family Guy (2007) and Leverage (2012). Her TV Movie work includes D.O.A. (1999), Spring Break Lawyer (2001), Mansquito (2005), The Black Hole and Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep (2006).

Let us all give a warm and bloody welcome to the Written in Blood Scream Queen of the Month for August, 2015: the beautiful Christa Campbell!

Christa Facts, Ma’am

Grew up in Rohnert Park, California where she graduated from Rancho Cotate High School.

ALT-POSTR-MONDAY: ROSEMARY’S BABY

Rosemary’s Baby is one of those movies that defines the word ‘insidious’. As each frame progresses you feel it getting under your skin slowly and subtly. Here’s hoping these awesome alt-posters do the same trick.

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WWE/NXT/TNA DIVA/KNOCKOUT OF THE WEEK: VELVET SKY

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Affiliation: TNA

aka Miss Talia, Talia, Talia Doll, Talia Madison

She was born on June 2, 1981 in New Britain, Connecticut

She was trained by Jason Knight and Kevin Landry

She made her debut in 2003

Finishing move(s):

Beauty Mark (Double-knee backbreaker)

Beauty-T (Snap DDT)

In Yo’ Face (Double underhook sitout facebuster)

Skyliner (Straitjacket sitout rear mat slam)

Stunner

Why she is the WWE/NXT/TNA Diva/Knockout of the Month:

Well, I’m sure everyone can tell from the title of this post that I will now be featuring WWE/NXT Divas and TNA Knockouts. To get this system rolling I figured I would make an Impact (pun intended) by featuring as my first TNA Knockout of the Week a woman who is, in my opinion and it is not a humble one, the hottest TNA Knockout of all time: Velvet Sky. I’ve had a love-hate relationship with TNA as a wrestling show for a long time. On the ‘love’ side I was fortunate enough to attend one of their house shows and the wrestlers were awesome by signing autographs and posing for pictures and were all-around nice and appreciative of the fans. I had a great time and walked away with a lot of signatures including Winter, Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian, Mr. Anderson and Jeff Hardy to name a few. My hatred for TNA stems from frustration watching otherwise excellent wrestlers stuck in abysmal storylines and never truly getting a chance to shine.

Anyway, I digress. The one constant that has kept me watching TNA for all of these years has been the lady herself, Velvet Sky. This may sound sexist but I’m going to say it anyway: Velvet Sky is hotter than Georgia asphalt and more smokin’ than a minigun. I love everything about this woman: her hair, her body, her ring entrance; everything. She more than holds her own against her opponents and is a 2-time TNA Knockouts Champion and a TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champion alongside Lacey Von Erich and Madison Rayne. So, that being said let’s break it down:

She’s hotter than Georgia asphalt.

She’s more smokin’ than a minigun.

She has a great body, great hair, great ring entrance.

She’s been the TNA Knockouts Champion twice and the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champion.

That, ladies and gentlemen, is why Velvet Sky is the inaugural TNA Knockout of the Week.

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