WrestleMania Week: The Big Push: Have The Tag Team Titles Been Buried Again?

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Is it going to happen again?  Just ask that question about the WWE Tag Team Championship.  It is funny because it seemed that WWE had made a turn and were bringing back the Tag Team Division.  There is some talent; there was a bringing back of some old favorites for nostalgia, there seemed to be a push for the fan favorites, the Usos.  Is it just a joke for those fans that love the tag team division? Continue reading

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EGreen Goes Face2Face in New Album

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As a musician, you rarely get to witness the progression of another musician’s project from start to finish. Hashing out the concept for the album, the track selection, and recording the tracks are all processes that usually occur behind the scenes. If you work with the artist directly you may be able to piece together what’s going on, but most of the time the journey will be traveled by the artist alone. I’m very fortunate as a part-time writer/part-time musician because I get to see the best of both worlds; I’m able to see the journey other artists go through so I can gain a greater appreciation of their art and struggle. Continue reading

Better In The Dark – Episode #158: The Badass with the Bladed Heart – The Career of Danny Trejo

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It’s time for the latest induction into the BITD Hall of Great, Great Men. This time we honor Danny Trejo, a man who is great both on and off screen! Join the Guys Outta Brooklyn as they celebrate the Mexican character actor who shows great character in his personal life as well. Plus, we review Machete Kills, come up with a movie teaming Trejo with Michael Cera, and Tom answers the deathless question: If he was a Time Lord, which companion would he ride with? You know BITD don’t twitter – no, wait, we do @BITDShow, so get to clicking!

Better In The Dark – Episode #158: The Badass with the Bladed Heart – The Career of Danny Trejo

WRESTLEMANIA VIII: This Place Has Turned Into an Asylum

Originally posted on Atomic Anxiety:

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WrestleMania VIII (April 5, 1992) – Hoosier Dome (Indianapolis, IN) – Main Events: Ric Flair vs. “Macho Man” Randy Savage (WWF Championship) and Hulk Hogan vs. Sid Justice – Announcers: Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby “the Brain” Heenan, “Mean” Gene Okerlund, and Sean Mooney.

WrestleMania VIII is the golden era of Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan, the pinnacle of all wrestling announce teams. What makes Monsoon and Heenan so good is that they are simultaneously able to call the match in front of them, bicker like an old married couple, keep the audience informed of ongoing story lines, and promote the rest of the card. Compare that to the current WWE announce team of Michael Cole, JBL, and Jerry Lawler, which can’t do any two of those things at the same time: Cole and JBL can bicker well enough, but that turns the King into a third wheel telling canned jokes like…

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