Ringside Cinema

American Angels: Baptism of Blood (1989)

With Netflix recently announcing that they’ve ordered a comedy series based on everybody’s favorite female wrestling league from the 80’s: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW), I figured I’d finally get around to reviewing the quintessential 80’s women’s wrestling movie, American Angels: Baptism of Blood.

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What the World is Watching

Supernatural

Supernatural-Logo

“Beyond the Mat” 
Season 11, Episode 15
2/26/2016

The Supernatural Bros., Sam and Dean Winchester, investigate the sudden death of a wrestler. Which, in the world of professional wrestling, isn’t really that strange until you factor in that the death wasn’t due to heart failure, suicide, or drug overdose. Okay, maybe that’s not the best way to start this post. Did I mention The Miz makes a cameo? Wait… come back.

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Ringside Cinema

Backyard Dogs (2000)

We’re told via title card at the beginning of Backyard Dogs that by the year 2000, there were more than 18,000 backyard wrestling federations. What they don’t tell you is that there were double that amount of nu metal bands and they’re all on this soundtrack. Step into a transitional time period of baggy awkwardness that was the late 90’s and early 2000’s and witness a generation that spawned from the Attitude Era.

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Create-A-Wrestler

Captain Insano

Captain InsanoMedium: Film
Title: The Waterboy
Bio: Captain Isano is an all-American giant that’s known more for his mic work than his in-ring skills. His greatest rival is the mysterious Herculon.
Signature Move: Cutting scathing promos on 30-year-old virgins.

What the World is Watching

The X-Files

IMG_5013“Fight Club”
Season 7, Episode 20
5/7/2000

With a week into its revival on Fox, I figured it was as good a time as any to look at that one wrestling-themed episode of The X-Files that Rob Van Dam made a cameo in.

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10 Count!

Bootleg Wrestling Action Figures

Bootleg Figures - Luchadores 2Tired of getting the same mainstream, high quality, detailed little plastic wrestling men Mattel keeps putting out? Do you prefer five points of articulation as opposed to twenty-something? If you answered yes, no, or the more realistic, don’t care, you should still check out these infamous lines of bootleg wrestling action figures only most hardcore collectors are familiar with. They might even make the perfect gift this holiday season.

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Paid for by the Following

Paid for by the Following: Dusty Rhodes

Dusty Rhodes Mello Yello

Despite Dusty having more charisma in his belly-welly’s birthmark than most wrestlers, he never really hit the mainstream like his fellow 80’s cohorts, Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan, and Jesse Ventura. Although that’s not to say attempts weren’t made to have “The American Dream” use his gift to gab to sell a few goods and services via commercials.

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