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The Strain

The Strain - Logo“The Silver Angel”
Season 2, Episode 4 
8/2/2015

It being October means reviewing something that fits in well with the Halloween season. What better show to capitalize on that than this particular episode of The Stain that features a short homage to the old school El Santo vs. movies, directed by Guillermo Del Toro himself.

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Rip

No Holds Barred - RipMedium: Film
Title: No Holds Barred
Bio: Is basically the movie version of Hulk Hogan, but in blue and white instead of the red and yellow. Will also ruin the lives of those who harm his family or threaten his employment with the WWF.
Signature Move: Beating people until they die.

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Zeus

No Holds Barred - ZeusMedium: Film
Title: No Holds Barred
Bio: An ex-con street fighter who built up a larger-than-life reputation on WTN’s Battle of the Tough Guys TV show, only to fail miserably in his first pro wrestling match against Rip.
Signature Move: Crippling his opponents’ family members.

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Jake Bullet

No Holds Barred - Jake BulletMedium: Film
Title: No Holds Barred
Bio: A wrestler who was an accomplished tag team wrestler, in real life WWF, is somehow a top contender for the WWF World title in the cinematic universe of the WWF. Also, used way too much hairspray.
Signature Move: Coming up short in his one match for the WWF Title.
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Booking WrestleMania (The Movie)

Russell Madness

The last installment of the fictional WrestleMania cards. I was only able to come up with nine matches and that’s probably a good thing, or else the terrier from Russell Madness versus Zeus would’ve been a match booked on this card.

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Fictional Wrestlers in Movies

Revolting BlobWith wrestling and cinema going head-to-head this Sunday, when WWE’s Fastlane goes up against the 87th annual Academy Awards, I figured it’d be best to provide you with the definitive ranking of the best fictional wrestlers in movie history. I tried to hold back on this list until Luis Guzman’s Aztec Warrior was finally released, as I’m sure he would’ve provided with a memorable interpretation of a luchador, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen any time soon. First, a few honorable mentions.

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Tag Team

IMG_3770Tag Team
Pilot
1/26/1991

In the late 80’s/early 90’s, Hulk Hogan wasn’t the only household wrestling name when it came to outside film and TV projects. In fact, Roddy Piper and Jesse Ventura were in A LOT better movies than Hogan was. I’ll always choose Jesse Ventura in The Running Man over any Hogan vehicle, except for maybe No Holds Barred. That movie is an undeniable classic to seven-year-old me. And Roddy Piper is basically pro wrestling’s Samuel L. Jackson, he’ll take any role so long as the check clears. As of this writing he has five projects in post-production.Yet, Ventura and Piper’s combined star power wasn’t enough to get their one-hour pilot, Tag Team, picked up for a full season. Which is a shame when you consider Thunder in Paradise ran for 22 episodes.

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