You read that right. According to The Hollywood Reporter, WWE Superstar and Hollywood transplant, John Cena is in talks to portray the loud-mouthed video game star, Duke Nukem. The film is being set up at Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes Productions, and they’re currently searching for a writer for the film.
No director is on board, but I could see Michael Bay himself taking this on. We’ll see if John Cena’s young fan-base becomes an issue in adapting the notorious characters story.
New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced that, prior to its annual Wrestle Kingdom pay-per-view, many of its biggest stars such as Kenny Omega, Kazuchika Okada, Tetsuya Naito, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and more, will be added to the PlayStation 4 roster of Steam fan-favorite, Fire Pro Wrestling World.
The game is a retro-styled wrestling game, modeled after the classic Fire Pro Wrestling titles (that designer Suda51 helped write). The game offers a downloadable roster of thousands of user-created pro wrestlers, MMA stars and even anime & video game characters. Fire Pro Wrestling World is set to release on PlayStation 4 this summer.
Fan-favorite AJ Styles took on The Modern Day Maharaja, Jinder Mahal, on WWE Smackdown! last night, and in a shocking turn of events, won the WWE Championship away from the conniving heel. This put the Phenomenal One in the crosshairs of Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series, where the two will face off in a championship vs. championship match-up of former IWGP Heavyweight champions.
Speculation is that Jinder Mahal may win back the championship in front of his hometown crowd in India when the WWE travels there in December.
After a humorously heated feud between two of the best wrestlers in the world started on Twitter, it was inevitable that Chris Jericho would challenge Kenny Omega to a match at Japan’s biggest wrestling event, Wrestle Kingdom 12. Now, it’s official. A dream match that seemed so unlikely that it was ridiculous to even imagine… is now happening.
Thursday, January 4th at the Tokyo Dome in Japan, Chris Jericho will challenge Kenny Omega. Additionally, IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Kazuchika Okada will take on Tetsuya Naito.
WWE has announced several new details for the January 22nd, 2018 episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, which will emanate from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and Manhattan Center.
Superstars from both Monday Night Raw and SmackDown LIVE will be at the Barclays Center, while the event at the Manhattan Center, the site of the first episode of Raw, will feature both WWE Superstars competing, as well as special appearances by WWE Legends The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Kevin Nash, and more.
WWE has opted to bring back one of its greatest creations, as Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns reunited last night on Monday Night Raw. The group banded together to a raucous ovation to take down Miz, and The Bar, as well as taking down Braun Strowman later in the night.
It’s worth noting that The Shield is so popular, and so transcendent to the WWE Universe, that the crowd was even cheering, and following along with Roman Reigns, arguably the most hated personality in wrestling, today. The group even came out with a new t-shirt, which you can grab here.
Last night, Triple H, the CCO of WWE announced on Twitter that the fan-favorite developmental territory, NXT, will be reviving the classic WCW match, War Games. The match, which was last seen in its original form in 1998, consists of two teams of four or more Superstars inside a giant, enclosed cage that encompasses two rings that are situated side-by-side.
War Games was a premiere match type created by the legendary Dusty Rhodes, was featured in then WCW during their annual Fall Brawl pay-per-view event. The match will pit sAnITY vs. The Authors of Pain and Roderick Strong vs. The Undisputed Era.
Legendary wrestling color commentator and manager Bobby Heenan passed on Sunday at the age of 73. Bobby “The Brain” Heenan is arguably the greatest manager in wrestling history. His list of clients is a who’s who of legends: Andre the Giant, Rick Rude, Harley Race, Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Mr. Perfect and Nick Bockwinkel.
He also set the standard for heel color commentators in wrestling, with his commentary work alongside Gorilla Monsoon on Prime Time Wrestling being a highlight for the industry at that time. Our thoughts go out to his friends and loved ones.
WWE has published an article stating that 2-time WWE Hall of Famer, Ric Flair, has been hospitalized. What started out as a routine-monitoring of a heart issue has apparently taken a turn for the worse, with representatives of the superstar asking for prayers and positive energy to be sent his way.
Details regarding the unknown medical issues are still scarce, but as the day goes on, we should know more. All the best, and positive energy to the legend, and his family.
Proof that we don’t live in the darkest timeline after all. John Cena has been cast opposite Hailee Steinfeld as the lead in the upcoming Transformers spin-off film, Bumblebee. The cast also includes Jorge Lendeborg, Jason Drucker, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, Ricardo Hoyos and Gracie Dzienny.
Little is known about the plot outside of its 1980’s setting. Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings), will direct the Bumblebee movie from a script written by Christina Hudson (Shut In).
WWE unveiled a new Collector’s Edition for WWE 2K18 called the Cena “Nuff” edition, celebrating John Cena’s storied 15-year career in the WWE. The set includes the game, an exclusive John Cena figure, commemorative plaque, the WWE 2K18 Season Pass, as well as playable versions of Rob Van Dam and Batista, and in-game costumes for John Cena. The set also includes the Kurt Angle pack, and some exclusive content for WWE SuperCard.
The WWE 2K18 Cena “Nuff” Edition will launch later this year on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with only 30,000 copies being made available for $149.99.
WWE announced last night that Brock Lesnar’s WWE Universal Championship will be decided in a Fatal 4-way match at next month’s Summerslam. Brock Lesnar (Champion) will defend against Roman Reigns, Samoa Joe, and Braun Strowman. The tension between all the men spilled over yesterday after a brawl broke out, resulting in Strowman laying out Reigns and Joe.
Summerslam takes place August 20th, at the Barclays Center at 8pm EST.
After returning last night on Smackdown Live, John Cena was interrupted by an also-returning Rusev, who didn’t take too kindly to Cena’s warm welcome, and his snubbing. The two proceeded to get into a verbal sparring match, and Cena challenging Rusev to a flag match.
After he “respectfully” declined, the two got into it, ending up Daniel Bryan announcing on Twitter that the match will take place at Battleground on July 23rd. With Cena admitting during the segment that he’s winding his career down, hopefully this is the start of him using his fame to put over a few other superstars, and their futures.
This morning, on SportsCenter, WWE superstar Seth Rollins revealed that he’s the new cover star for this year’s WWE 2K18. He did so with a kick-ass reveal trailer for the game, calling back to many of the games past classic cover stars and DLC characters.
You can hit the jump to get a full look at this year’s cover, and cover star, Seth Rollins, along with the announcement trailer.
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So, because I love it, and because this is my site, we’re going to start covering a bit of wrestling, as well. Our first bit of news? 5 Star Wrestling out of the United Kingdom has officially put an offer on the table for acclaimed and divisive superstar, CM Punk, stating they’ll give him $1 million to come on tour with them.
In an interview with Gary Stonehouse of The Sun, 5 Star Wrestling founder Daniel Hinkles had this to say about his attempt:
“We’ve been trying to contact CM Punk on and off for well over a year. We wanted him on the first show we did in Edinburgh in 2015. I’ve tried going through friends in the industry, I’ve gone through his website and sent dozens of emails but the opportunity has never been this big. We want to offer CM Punk $1 million dollars to come and join the 5 Star Wrestling tour, starting June 10. It’s a genuine offer. We’d love to hear back from the man himself. We want to do this with him.”