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Celebrate The Emoji Movie On World Emoji Day Monday, July 17

In celebration of the fourth annual World Emoji Day (@WorldEmojiDay) on Monday, July 17, audiences can get excited for the film by getting their tickets early – and Sony Pictures Animation is joining the fun by orchestrating a series of events and appearances as we all salute to the emoji, the means of communication that crosses borders and language.

On World Emoji Day, tickets will go on sale for The Emoji Movie. MovieTickets.com continues their multi-picture partnership with Sony with a site-wide takeover for the film, announcing the start of advance ticketing on the site, newsletter and social media. Advance tickets will also be available on Fandango and Atom Tickets.

Commenting on the announcement, Tony Leondis, co-writer/director of The Emoji Movie, said, “Emojis help us express ourselves in ways we don’t have time to express, or don’t have the forethought to express, or are afraid to express – or
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Ranking Every WrestleMania Main Event from Worst to Best

Liam Hoofe ranks every WrestleMania main event from worst to best…

The main event of Wrestlemania is or at least should be, the biggest WWE match in a calendar year. We hear wrestlers talk over and over again in video packages about how they watched Hogan slam Andre the Giant and have dreamt of being the victor on the grandest stage of all themselves.

The final slot on the biggest card of the year is highly coveted, but does being the ‘biggest’ match of the year also mean you are going to be one of the best? The main event of Wrestlemania has had some serious ups and downs over the years in terms of quality and with Wrestlemania 33 just around the corner, I have decided to sit back, relax, and watch all 32 main events to date.

So to celebrate this year’s Wrestlemania, here is my list of all 32 Wrestlemania main events to date,
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Hall of Fame Showcase Dlc now available for WWE 2K17

2K has announced that the Hall of Fame Showcase Dlc pack is now available for WWE 2K17 on PlayStation and Xbox, giving players access to the following memorable matches, along with five new arenas:

Cactus Jack and Diamond Dallas Page vs. The Fabulous Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael “Ps” Hayes) (WCW Saturday Night 1992); The Fabulous Freebirds (Buddy Roberts and Michael “Ps” Hayes) vs. Kerry and Kevin Von Erich (Wccw 1986); Ivory vs. Jacqueline (SmackDown 2000); Sting (gold and black tights) vs. Ric Flair (Clash of Champions 1988); Sting (n.W.o. Wolfpac ring gear) vs. Bret Hart (WCW Halloween Havoc 1998); Papa Shango vs. The Godfather (Dream Match); Big Boss Man (with Albert) vs. The Big Show (Armageddon 1999).

Take a look at the trailer here…

The Hall of Fame Showcase is available for $7.99, or as part of the Season Pass.
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WWE ‘WrestleMania’ to Return to New Orleans Next Year

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WWE ‘WrestleMania’ to Return to New Orleans Next Year
Someone send a car for voodoo-master Papa Shango: WWE’s “WrestleMania” will return to New Orleans next year. “We are excited to bring ‘WrestleMania’ back to Louisiana,” Governor John Bel Edwards said on Tuesday. “This is a great event being hosted in one of the greatest cities in the world. We cordially invite WWE fans from all over to be part of ‘WrestleMania’ Week and experience all that our beautiful state has to offer.” “New Orleans is proud to have ‘WrestleMania’ return to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome,” added New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “‘WrestleMania’ brought a world-class event to our city in 2014, and.
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Eddie Guerrero and The Club head up the Dlc roster for WWE 2K17, Season Pass details also revealed

Ahead of the game’s release next month, 2K Sports has announced details of the Dlc content for WWE 2K17.

The game will recieve the following content in the coming months;

Nxt Enhancement Pack (PS4 and Xbox One Exclusive)

• Playable Nxt Superstars: Apollo Crews, Nia Jax and Shinsuke Nakamura;

Players will earn a 50 percent boost in points while competing at Nxt during MyCareer;

Future Stars Pack

• Playable WWE and Nxt Superstars: Austin Aries, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, Mojo Rawley and Tye Dillinger

Legends Pack

• Playable WWE Legends: Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, Eddie Guerrero, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Sycho Sid and Tatanka

Hall Of Fame Showcase Matches:

Cactus Jack and Diamond Dallas Page vs. The Fabulous Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael “Ps” Hayes) (WCW Saturday Night 1992); The Fabulous Freebirds (Buddy Roberts and Michael “Ps” Hayes) vs. Kerry and Kevin Von Erich (Wccw 1986); Ivory vs. Jacqueline (SmackDown 2000); Sting (gold and black tights) vs.
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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania VIII

In the build-up to WrestleMania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous installments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’.

The Card:

Shawn Michaels w/Sensational Sherri vs. ‘El Matador’ Tito Santana

Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts vs. Undertaker w/Paul Bearer

Ic Title Match: ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper vs. Bret Hart

‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan, Sgt. Slaughter, Virgil & Big Bossman vs. The Mountie, Repo Man & Nasty Boys w/Jimmy Hart

WWF Title Match: Ric Flair w/Mr. Perfect vs. Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage w/Miss Elizabeth

Rick Martel vs. Tatanka

WWF Tag Title Match: Natural Disasters vs. Money Inc. w/Jimmy Hart (Win by Count-Out)

Skinner vs. Owen Hart

Hulk Hogan vs. Sycho Sid w/Harvey Wippleman

The Lows

An early disappointment at WrestleMania VIII was the match between Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts and The Undertaker. While this may have been the birth of The Streak (yes he beat Snuka the year before,
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10 Things WWE Wants You To Forget About The Godfather

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Last week we exclusively revealed some of the remaining inductees comprising the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2016 would be. The name that stood out on that list, at least for me, was The Godfather. Real name Charles Wright, The Godfather gimmick graced WWE screens between 1998 and 2000 before coming back briefly in 2002. In the years since, WWE have wheeled him out every now and again for a special appearance, such as a guest spot in the Royal Rumble.

This week, The Godfather confirmed on his Twitter account that he was going into the Hall.

The name jumped out at me because Charles Wright did not, in the opinion of many, have a Hall of Fame career. The Godfather was certainly a memorable character, with his catchy entrance music, outlandish gimmick and eminently quotable catchphrases, but a Hall of Famer? He’s a former Intercontinental Champion, yes, but so
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WWE Hall Of Fame 2016 Inductees Exclusive: More Names Revealed

WhatCulture.com has learned that a source high-up inside WWE recently let slip the names of five candidates who have been discussed for this year’s Hall of Fame.

While these can only be treated as rumour until confirmed by WWE – and with anything in wrestling able to change at any time – our understanding is that all of the names below are virtually a lock for a spot to join the already announced Sting in this year’s class.

A couple are a surprise, while others were expected and long overdue. Some are relevant to the state of Texas – the host state of WrestleMania – be it for their history competing in the area or having been raised there.

But it is our understanding the following names will be inducted this year…

WWE.com

The Fabulous Freebirds are considered one of the most important tag teams of their generation for good reason,
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WWE 2K16 Final Roster Reveal – Who’s Made The Cut?

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What has been billed as the final batch of Superstars for WWE 2K16 has been confirmed this afternoon.

Here are the names in full: Bray Wyatt, Mikey Whipwreck, The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods & Big E), Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady, Stunning Steve Austin, Superstar Steve Austin, Rusev, American Bad Ass Undertaker, Baron Corbin, Brian Pillman, Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, Konnor, Viktor, Mark Henry, Ministry Undertaker, Ricky Steamboat, Savio Vega, Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley, Sting ’99, Sting Blonde and finally the two Terminator renders.

The new names show how in-depth the Stone Cold mode will be. It looks like we’re going to be travelling right through his days as a Hollywood Blonde with Brian Pillman and that feud with Ricky Steamboat, stopping off for a cup of coffee in Ecw to feud with Mikey Whipwreck (and maybe Sandman?), and then going through his main run in WWE, including the 2001 Royal Rumble.
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WWE 2K16 adds even more to it's roster!

  • Cinelinx
Once again The WWE releases another set of incredible talent to join it's upcoming WWE 2K16! Along with screenshots, and, The Dude.

Once again the marketing department over at 2K Games and WWE has sent us new members to what they call "the largest roster in WWE games history". As they continue to attempt to satisfy us with a roster that wont include the nWo, thank you Hulk Hogan, they have given us 24 new legends, current talent and alumni.

This go around WWE and 2K Games have given us a plethora of new talent to join the already released John Cena and Company. Billy Gunn, Bret "The Hitman" Hart, British Bulldog, Cactus Jack, Christian, Damien Sandow, D’Lo Brown, Dude Love, Farooq, Haku, The Honky Tonk Man, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, Kama Mustafa, Ken Shamrock, Mankind, Paul Wight, Rikishi, Shane McMahon, Shawn Michaels, Vader, Vince McMahon,
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WWE 2K16: 22 New Screenshots You Need To See

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In their fifth weekly reveal, WWE has announced a catalogue of Attitude Era Superstars that will appeal in WWE 2K16.

It remains to be seen how, but you would have to think that the majority of the men will play a key role in the marquee Stone Cold Steve Austin mode that the entire game is based around.

Here is the full list of the latest Superstars involved:

Farooq, D’Lo Brown, Kama Mustafa (Nation of Domination), Dude Love, Cactus Jack, Rikishi, Vader, X-Pac, Jim Neidhart and Bret Hart, Billy Gunn, The British Bulldog, Christian, Damien Sandow, Haku, The Honky Tonk Man, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Ken Shamrock, Mankind, Paul Wight (The Big Show V1), Shane McMahon, Shawn Michaels, and Vince McMahon.

WWE and 2K also released Dude Love’s entrance which is a marked improvement from what we saw in WWE ’13. Everything about it is far superior to
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WWE 2K16: Attitude Era Superstars Revealed

IGN, 2K

In their weekly roster reveal, IGN have announced further superstars that will appear in WWE 2K16 when it is released on October 27.

All of the men are from the Attitude Era and will undoubtedly play a huge role in the marque Stone Cold Steve Austin mode, this year’s main feature.

Screenshots of: Farooq, D’Lo Brown, Kama Mustafa (Nation of Domination), Dude Love, Cactus Jack, Rikishi, Vader, X-Pac, Jim Neidhart and Bret Hart have been released; while roster artwork of Billy Gunn, The British Bulldog, Christian, Damien Sandow, Haku, The Honky Tonk Man, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Ken Shamrock, Mankind, Paul Wight (The Big Show V1), Shane McMahon, Shawn Michaels, and Vince McMahon have also seen the light of day for the first time today.

You can see all the photos Here.

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The Dudester’s entrance has also been revealed online and represents a huge
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'WWE Raw': Between a Brock and a Hard Place

As much of the roster rallied for WWE's big trip to Singapore and Japan, there was ample room on last night's card for matches to run well past the five-minute mark. Hell, even Paige and Alicia Fox had an opportunity to showcase more than a pair of moves each before the former beat the Bellas' new Bff and scurried to safety.

And with Brock Lesnar among those en route to Asia, it meant Bray Wyatt and Roman Reigns would finally get a chance to move their rivalry front and center.
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10 Wrestlers Who Were Out Of This World

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The wrestling business is full of a lot of colorful characters. Some of them are legendary great performers like The Undertaker or Goldust. The ideas of those characters my Then there are the crappy characters that make us wonder what WWE’s creative force were thinking.

With April Fool’s taking place just a day ago, it’s a good time to look at some of the more foolish ideas for characters in WWE and WCW history with a focus on where they were billed from. A lot of times you’ll see a wrestler billed from their actual hometown or a made up one like how Cactus Jack was from Truth or Consequences, New Mexico (that’s a real place) even though he’s from New York or The Undertaker was from Death Valley even though he’s really from Texas. If it fit the character it was fine.
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The Undertaker’s 10 Most Incredibly Cheesy WWE Moments

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By all conventional wisdom, The Undertaker should not exist in today’s world of professional wrestling. He is an anomaly – a character that could only exist in pro wrestling, but also seemingly should not exist in today’s reality-based WWE. Of course, WWE is the company where leprechauns live under the ring and a little person dressed up in a bull costume thinks he’s a real bull.

Still, Taker is a holdover from a different era, a rare instance of the early 90s Cartoon Era enduring through the Attitude Era, right past the Ruthless Aggression Era, traversing the PG Era and continuing into the Reality Era. Remember the gimmick battle royal at WrestleMania X-7? Several of the characters in that match were created in the same era as Taker: Doink the Clown, Repo Man, the Gobbledygooker and Undertaker’s first manager, Brother Love. That era also gave rise to Papa Shango,
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6 “Greatest” Moments From WCW’s Hogan vs Warrior Feud

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If at first you don’t succeed, then try, try again…..and again….and again. This seemed to be the motto amongst WWE & WCW in regards to the Ultimate Warrior back in the 1990s. As we all know, the man was on absolute fire in the late 80′s, reaching a summit that virtually no one else had, defeating Hulk Hogan clean during his hey-day. At WrestleMania no less.

However, the torch that was passed that night was more like a matchstick, as The Warrior disappeared following a money dispute over the 1991 SummerSlam main event. Months later he would return during WrestleMania VIII in order to help out the Hulkster, and then feud with Papa Shango. Of course, we all know the truth, as the real Warrior had died and this was a look-a-like. But I digress. He was soon gone again, and wouldn’t be seen for another
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10 Most Outrageously Creepy Pro Wrestling Face-Paints

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Face paint and wrestling go hand in hand. Even going as far back as the early days of professional wrestling, face paint has been one of the many tools used to create new characters with just one person. For some, the face paint is there to just look cool. For others, it’s a part of their character’s own identity, and sometimes that identity can be pretty weird; in fact it can be downright creepy. Some face paint designs are just one shade while others are a multitude of colors and designs that take a very long time to put on. Professional wrestling is a form of art, and in art you can expect to see some pretty outlandish characters.

In professional wrestling, the most odd looking face paints that are forever engrained in the minds of fans young and old are the ones that manage to withstand the test of time.
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‘WWE: Wrestling’s Greatest Factions’ DVD Review

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The world of professional wrestling has, for many years, featured hundreds of various alliances, groups of men and women who, for countless reasons, teamed together in order to achieve something that they would be unable to achieve alone. Be it a group of good guys sticking together, as friends, to take down the heels, or the bad guys forming a gang as a way to intimidate, attack and overthrow the babyfaces. It has worked for decades and continues to this very day, with factions such as The Shield and The Wyatt Family (oh… and don’t forget 3Mb) running rough-shot through WWE on their way to super-stardom. But, like I said, factions aren’t a new thing, they’ve been around for as long as steel folding chairs, brittle announce tables and sneaky managers, and this release is WWE’s look at some of the standout factions that have firmly
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WWE And Tna: 7 Worst Moments Of The Week (April 27)

WWE.com

We’re on the road to Extreme Rules and things are starting to get extremely mediocre. It can’t be helped as the yearly WrestleMania hangover is in full effect. There’s no Undertaker, no Brock Lesnar and we’re now settling into a new normal. Also, did you know what Tna has a pay-per-view this week? Most people did not, as Impact’s ratings dropped to all-time low levels. That’s not much of a “yes movement” for Eric Young’s title reign, that’s a channel changing movement.

Of course, it wasn’t all bad: The Shield’s attacks on SmackDown were a lot of fun (poor Brad Maddox took a brutal toss into the wall), Antonio Cesaro got WWE’s first tornado siren theme music since Perry Saturn, and Paul Heyman and Zeb Colter had great dueling promos. But who wants to hear about that?
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WWE: Is Papa Shango Appearing At WrestleMania 30?

WWE

Charles Wright is staying at a hotel in New Orleans according to reports, leading to some speculation he will appear in character as Papa Shango at WrestleMania 30.

Wright himself commented that he will be at WrestleMania 30, according to this tweet from some fans he posed for a photograph with.

The return of Papa Shango would make sense given New Orleans cultural history of ‘Louisiana Voodoo’, the spiritual folklore which is still a major tourist attraction in the region. Fans may fondly remember Shango from the cartoon era, he would cast spells (the WWF dimmed the lights and used smoke machines) to create a supernatural aura around his character. Despite wrestling Bret Hart for the WWF Title, Shango was considered a dismal failure, the gimmick was considered silly and up against the emerging new WWF standard it died a death. Wright was re-packaged as Kama Mustafa and then later The Godfather in the attitude era.
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