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Wrestling Daily News Roundup – Surprise Debuts on Smackdown, Main Event Set for Clash of Champions, Nxt Call-up Confirmed, Why The Miz Lost to Roman Reigns

Liam Hoofe with a round-up of the latest wrestling news…

Surprise Debuts on Smackdown

Following the debuts of Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose on this week’s Raw, Smackdown had its own Nxt invasion this week. During a backstage segment, former Women’s Champions Naomi and Becky Lynch were assaulted by Nxt talents Ruby Riot, Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan, who then interrupted a match between Charlotte and Natalya in the night as well.

That’s now five female talents who have been called up from Nxt in the past week, and it looks as though the WWE is trying to work some sort of invasion angle here. It remains to be seen as to whether Paige will be directly involved with this trio as well, or whether they are flying solo on Smackdown. It is also interesting to note that Daniel Bryan refused to comment on the debuts during the show.
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WWE Legend Kamala Fighting for His Life After Emergency Surgery

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Pro wrestling legend Kamala is on life support after undergoing emergency surgery at an Oxford, Mississippi hospital on Sunday ... according to social media posts from his friends and family. Kamala's stepdaughter says doctors didn't think he would make it out of surgery alive ... but he managed to pull through and is now "showing signs of improvement," reports ProWrestlingSheet. Kamala -- real name James Harris -- was a mainstay for the WWF in the '80s
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Best Movies and TV to Stream in November: 'Punisher,' Spike Lee and More

Best Movies and TV to Stream in November: 'Punisher,' Spike Lee and More
Is it us, or does Netflix seem to be making a concerted bid to straight-up own November? It's launching a pair of expensive-looking period-set miniseries, a long-anticipated Marvel spin-off, a sophomore run for one of the best TV cult comedies of the past 10 years and their big-league awards contender film of the year. (Consider this a warning shot for 2018, during which Netflix will spend a projected $8 billion on new original content.) Meanwhile, Hulu's getting in the Marvel business as well as sending Josh Hutcherson back in time, while Amazon unveils
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Nostalgic Photos from the Golden Age of Wrestling: The WWF

The WWE today is still in full swing and is more popular than ever before but back in the day, when guys like Triple H, the Undertaker, and even Shawn Michaels were just getting started, the legends of the WWE, then WWF, ring still held sway. Greats like the Macho Man Randy Savage (ooooohh yeeeeah!), Hulk Hogan, Rick Rude, Andre the Giant, and many, many more were already legends in their own time and needed no introduction. Back in those days man, wrestling was still something to be in awe of, and if you said it was staged then you

Nostalgic Photos from the Golden Age of Wrestling: The WWF
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Official Trailers for 30th Anniversary Re-Release of 'The Princess Bride'

"The story of a man and a woman who lived happily ever after. Even though the courtship almost killed them." Two new trailers have debuted for the upcoming 30th anniversary special re-release of the romantic fairytale comedy classic The Princess Bride, directed by Rob Reiner. This open in limited release back in 1987 and didn't make that much at the box office, but it has gone to become a cult classic that fans still rave about nowadays. The story centers on Buttercup, played by Robin Wright, a former farm girl who has been chosen as the princess bride to Prince Humperdinck of Florian. But she does not love him, and still laments the death of her one true love, Westley, played by Cary Elwes. The ensemble cast includes Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, Fred Savage, Peter Falk, and Billy Crystal. If you've never seen this in theaters,
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‘The Princess Bride’ 30th Anniversary Trailer: The Greatest Bedtime Story Ever Filmed

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While “The Princess Bride” seems like the kind of movie that couldn’t get made now, it’s a miracle it got made back then. It took nearly two decades for William Goldman‘s 1973 novel (which is pretty damn great on its own) to find its way to the big screen, but when it finally did, the mix of ingredients was absolutely perfect.

Directed by Rob Reiner, and featuring a terrific ensemble cast — Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Andre The Giant, Christopher Guest, Peter Falk, Fred Savage — who couldn’t be better, the meta and arch bedtime story is endlessly hilarious, charming, and romantic.

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As You Wish! 10 Inconceivable Facts for The Princess Bride’s 30th Anniversary

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As You Wish! 10 Inconceivable Facts for The Princess Bride’s 30th Anniversary As You Wish! 10 Inconceivable Facts for The Princess Bride’s 30th Anniversary Kurt Anthony10/9/2017 11:00:00 Am

“Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!”

Oh, wait. You don’t have six fingers on your right hand? Sorry, our mistake.

A classic tale of true love and high adventure, The Princess Bride invaded theatres on October 9, 1987 and has been romancing audiences ever since. After all, true love is the greatest thing in the world! Well, except for a nice Mlt.

Based on William Goldman’s 1973 fantasy-romance novel, the film was directed by the legendary Rob Reiner (This Is Spinal Tap, When Harry Met Sally…) and features a swashbuckling cast, including Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Wallace Shawn, and André the Giant. After earning a modest $30.8M at the box office upon its release, the
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As You Wish: The Princess Bride Returns to Theaters Oct. 15th and 18th

“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

Thirty years after its release, the endlessly quotable adventure-romance-fantasy-comedy The Princess Bride returns to movie theaters for two days only on Sunday, October 15, and Wednesday, October 18 as part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series from Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies. The screening will include a special, newly created introduction by TCM Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz and the film’s acclaimed director, Rob Reiner, who will discuss The Princess Bride and its legacy.

Check out this new 30th anniversary trailer:

Swept up in the passions of their rekindled true love, Westley (Cary Elwes) and Buttercup (Robin Wright) encounter great obstacles — giants, fire swamps, rodents of unusual size — to be together in an epic tale that grandfather (Peter Falk) reads to grandson (Fred Savage). The greatest obstacle of all: despicable Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon), set on making
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Princess Bride Cast Share 30th Anniversary Secrets

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Princess Bride Cast Share 30th Anniversary Secrets
On September 25th, 1987, The Princess Bride hit theaters and although it was not a box office smash upon arrival, it has become one of the most beloved cult movies in history and now the cast and crew are looking back at 30 years of the romantic fantasy adventure-comedy. Rob Reiner directed the movie off of William Goldman's adaptation from his 1973 novel, The Princess Bride, and the movie has gone on to become a cultural touchstone for generations to pass down. The stars of the movie continue to have quotes recited to them on an almost daily basis and the movie may or may not have saved someone's life.

Rob Reiner recently shared a story about the cult favorite movie saving a woman's life. Reiner recounted a story where a woman came up to him at a restaurant and shared that she had been trapped in an avalanche while skiing along
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‘The Princess Bride’ Turns 30: Rob Reiner, Robin Wright, Billy Crystal Dish About Making the Cult Classic

‘The Princess Bride’ Turns 30: Rob Reiner, Robin Wright, Billy Crystal Dish About Making the Cult Classic
It’s no secret “The Princess Bride” was not a box office success when it opened in 1987. And it’s also no secret that thanks to home video, cable, DVD, and now Blu-ray, the charmingly funny fractured fairy tale directed by Rob Reiner and adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel, has become part of the cultural landscape.

Stars Chris Sarandon, Cary Elwes, and Wallace Shawn once did a Q&A after a screening for an audience of 5,000 people. Rabid fans approached the stars reciting their lines — especially Mandy Patinkin’s “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die,” and Shawn’s “Inconceivable.” Even Ted Cruz reenacted the hilarious scene featuring Billy Crystal as Miracle Max and Carol Kane as his wife Valerie during the 2016 presidential campaign.

But did you know the film once saved a woman’s life?

“Honestly, I’m not making this up,” said Reiner.
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The Top Five “Princess Bride” Movie Moments

The Princess Bride, one of the true classics of an era, is celebrating 30 years since its release. It was one of those movies that you don’t soon forget and will seek to cherish for as long as you can remember it since it was undoubtedly that good. Sadly not all of the cast are still with us since Andre the Giant passed away some time ago, but the rest of the cast are doing very well and have gone on to find success in other venues and become quite popular through their advanced talents. Just for a treat, here

The Top Five “Princess Bride” Movie Moments
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WWE Legend Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan Passes Away at 73

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The pro wrestling world is in mourning today after the loss of one of sports entertainment's most colorful and iconic managers and entertainers. Bobby Heenan, a.k.a. "The Brain," passed away at age 73. While no cause of death was announced, the famous loudmouth manager had been in poor health for years, after he was diagnosed with throat cancer back in 2002. He died at his home in Largo, Florida. Here's part of the WWE's statement on Bobby "The Brain" Heenan.

"WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Bobby Heenan, regarded by many as the greatest manager in sports-entertainment history, has passed away at age 73. With a career spanning more than four decades, Heenan was the "The Brain" behind some of the most prolific Superstars in sports-entertainment history. Heenan plied his trade as their mischievous manager by running his mouth on their behalf with a sarcastic wit
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WWE Wrestling Legend Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan Dies Aged 73

WWE wrestling legend, manager and commentator Bobby “The Brain” Heenan died has aged 73.

WWE confirmed the Hall of Famer’s passing on Sunday. His cause of death was not revealed.

Heenan, who was known as “The Brain,” had a career spanning four decades, starting in the ring as a wrestler.

Heenan successfully transitioned from wrestler to commentator and managed some of the biggest superstars in wrestling.

As a manager he helped develop the careers of stars such as Andre the Giant,Mr. Perfect , Paul Orndorff, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard and Rick Rude.

Heenan announced he had throat cancer in 2002 and
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WWE Icon Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan Dies at 73

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WWE Icon Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan Dies at 73
WWE Hall of Fame manager Bobby “The Brain” Heenan died on Sunday at the age of 73, according to the WWE. Heenan, known for his sarcastic wit and telegenic presence, was widely considered one of the great managers in WWE history. In later years, Heenan became arguably the greatest heel TV announcer of all-time. During Heenan’s time as a manager, he managed such wrestling stars as Andre The Giant, Ravishing Rick Rude, Mr. Perfect, Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, King Kong Bundy and countless others. Heenan had been out of the spotlight in recent years as he had his jaw removed due to.
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WWE 2K18 Roster Revealed

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WWE Games in the past have given us very extensive rosters. Now they have revealed their roster for the newest installment of WWE 2K18. Come inside and check out the currently released roster.

Past WWE 2K rosters have been extensive and full of special inclusions of superstars both past and present. This years 2K18 does not seem to be any different. From the incredible talent in the WWE, to the up and coming prodigies in Nxt, WWE 2K18 seems to giving us the best in professional wrestler gaming.

So far we have been given a look at 52 characters including the pre-order characters. Of these currently announced 52, 9 of them are brand new to the game. Recently in a roster reveal we were given a look into the current roster with a list of in game wrestlers as well as Dlc. The roster currently contains:

Akira Tozawa, Alexander Wolfe, Alundra Blayze, Andre the Giant,
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‘WWE 2K18′ roster reveal & Gallows/Anderson Entrance video!

In the first installment of the We 2K18 Official Roster Reveal, 46 WWE Superstars have been announced for inclusion in the forthcoming franchise’s worldwide release. WWE’s Renee Young and WWE Raw commentator Corey Graves, with the help of WWE Superstar Goldust, teamed up to reveal the first group of Superstars confirmed to appear in WWE 2K18.

The installment brings the following Superstars to WWE 2K18’s extensive roster: Akira Tozawa, Alexander Wolfe, Alundra Blayze, Andre the Giant, Bam Bam Bigelow, Baron Corbin, Big Boss Man, Big Show, Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt, Bret Hart, Brie Bella, British Bulldog, Buddy Roberts, Bushwhacker Butch, Bushwhacker Luke, Cesaro, Dean Ambrose, Diamond Dallas Page, Diesel, Dolph Ziggler, Dusty Rhodes, Emma, Eric Young, Erick Rowan, Hideo Itami, Jinder Mahal, Kalisto, Kane, Karl Anderson, Killian Dain, Konnor, Lita, Luke Gallows, Luke Harper, Mark Henry, Nikki Bella, Nikki Cross, Paige, Sami Zayn, Sawyer Fulton, Sheamus, Sin Cara,
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20 Princess Bride Quotes Still Good For Everyday Usage

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Fans of the 1987 film The Princess Bride (us included) are always excited to reminisce about the romantic fantasy classic. The movie is memorable for so many reasons (like Robin Wright's breathtaking beauty, Elwes's breathtaking beauty, Andre the Giant, and R.O.U.S.s), but it may be most famous for its quotable lines. In celebration, we've rounded up the best quotes, which, incidentally, you can still use in your everyday life. RelatedBet You Forgot These Actors Were Also in The Princess BrideCary Elwes Reveals a Behind-the-Scenes Look at The Princess Bride
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Ric Flair: Kurt Angle Woulda Been a Dope Ufc Fighter

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[[tmz:video id="0_d0cg6n0h"]] With The Rock revealing that he considered a Ufc career roughly 10 years ago, we wanted to know which WWE superstars have the chops to compete in a Real mixed martial arts fight. For the answer ... we went right to the Nature Boy Ric Flair -- who didn't even hesitate when he fired out one name, Kurt Angle. He's probably right ... Angle famously won an Olympic gold medal for freestyle wrestling at the '96 Games after
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The Princess Bride Screens Midnights at The Tivoli This Weekend

“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!”

Why is this such a classic line in the minds of many? I don’t know, really. But I do know that the way that Mandy Patinkin delivers it in this film has ‘classic line’ written all over it!

The Princess Bride screens this Friday and Saturday nights (July 28th and 29th) at midnight at the Tivoli Theater as part of their ‘Reel Late at the Tivoli’ Midnight series.

Believe it or don’t, but I just saw The Princess Bride for the first time in 2014 at a Tenacious Eats ‘Movies for Foodies’ event. I’d heard great things about it for decades so I’m not sure why I’ve spent so many years avoiding it. Perhaps because I was 25 when it was made in 1987 and really, what self-respecting dude would watch a movie called The Princess Bride
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Andre the Giant: Scary (Good) Sculpture of Pro Wrestling Icon

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What's more badass than an Andre the Giant statue? This silicone sculpture of the pro wrestling icon ... which looks so much like Andre we can't believe it ... ain't really him. It took special effects artist Trent Taft months to put this thing together ... but we gotta say, dude Nailed it. Down to every last hair (which Taft put in strand by strand, Btw), this epic tribute to the WWE Hall of Famer puts Madame Tussauds' wax celebs to shame.
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