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Macho Moments in Pop Culture

IMG_6032It’s been five years since the wrestling world lost the “Macho Man” Randy Savage. But while today most wrestling sites will celebrate his in-ring career highlights, let’s not forget that the world of pop culture also lost the Macho Man. Whether he’s still being remembered by Tumblrs showcasing him beating pop culture’s greatest bad asses, or in video games which contain a Macho Man-esque alternate outfit, or a modified dragon, it’s time we celebrate Randy Savage’s greatest contributions to pop culture. Mandatory “Oh yeah!” here.

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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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Create-A-Wrestler

Jimmy King

Jimmy KingMedium: Film
Title: Ready to Rumble
Bio: Despite lacking a wrestler’s physique, or any kind of athletic physique, Jimmy King rose to prominence in a parallel WCW universe. During his reign as world champion, Jimmy King battled through some personal demons. It eventually led to him losing the world title to Diamond Dallas Page in controversial fashion. All seemed lost until two marks in their late twenties decided to help get King back in shape. Jimmy King ultimately defeated DDP to win back the WCW World Title.
Signature Move: Diving double axe handle.

Ringside Cinema

Les Reines du Ring (2013)

Les Reines du Ring is WWE’s first attempt at utilizing WWE Studios to co-produce a movie about wrestling.  And not lame ass amateur wrestling like Legendary starring John Cena, but good ol’ “Sports Entertainment” professional wrestling. Apparently, the film must’ve done well in France for WWE to consider remaking it for U.S. audiences in order to save us the trouble from reading subtitles. So get to know Les Reines du Ring before its potential American remake is released and take pleasure in the fact that France is capable of producing by-the-numbers Hollywood saccharine crap, and not just avant-garde, art house films like Holy Motors.

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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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