SCOOBY-DOO WRESTLEMANIA MYSTERY!: Who’s Awesome? I’m Awesome

Originally posted on Atomic Anxiety:

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Scooby-Doo WrestleMania Mystery! (2014) – Directed by Brandon Vietti – Starring Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle-Griffin, Matthew Lillard, Charles S. Dutton, Mary McCormack, John Cena, Brodus Clay, Michael Cole, Kane, AJ Lee, Santino, The Miz, Triple H, Vince McMahon, Corey Burton, Bumper Robinson, Fred Tatasciore.

I’m not generally a fan of Scooby-Doo mysteries co-starring real people. Every so often, there’s a good attempt featuring Batman or the Globetrotters, but for the most part, the kind of story introduced by THE NEW SCOOBY-DOO MOVIES back in 1972 just doesn’t work for me. Being both a huge Scooby fan and wrestling fan, I was hopeful enough to be cautiously optimistic for SCOOBY-DOO WRESTLEMANIA MYSTERY! but wary enough to not get my hopes up too high.

I’m happy to say that WRESTLEMANIA MYSTERY! does not disappoint, and despite not reaching the heights of the outstanding MASK OF THE BLUE FALCON, the…

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Feet of Clay: The Passing of the Ultimate Warrior

Originally posted on Mark Bousquet:

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James Hellwig, who wrestled as the Ultimate Warrior, has passed away at the age of 54, just days after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. He is survived by a wife and two daughters.

Those are not easy sentences to understand. Or, rather, those sentences contain a complexity that is not readily apparent. James Hellwig has died, and with him his wrestling persona, the Ultimate Warrior. Few wrestlers have encouraged fans to so clearly think of the man and the wrestler as different beings than Mr. Hellwig over the years, and this despite legally changing his name to “Warrior” and merging the two personas during his Hall of Fame induction speech. The Warrior’s stock in trade was a kind of primal mysticism, while James Hellwig’s approach was less philosophical, more political, and often repugnant. The night before his death, in his last public appearance, Hellwig…

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