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Doiner has been writing reviews, cutting promos and writing whatever comes to mind since 2009. In 2010 alongside Drunken Zombie became the 2010 Splatcademy Award Winners for Best Horror Podcast. In early 2012 he made Head Writer. 2016 saw the closing for Drunken Zombie, now starts a new journey with Krueger Nation Horror Podcast, and Geek-Nerdery. To be continued…

Major Shake-Up For Doctor Who In 2018

BBC bosses want Doctor Who to feel like “a brand new show” under incoming boss Chris Chibnall… so we can expect a whole new line-up in 2018.

Insiders say the Broadchurch writer will have a “clean slate” to start afresh for his first series – rather bad news for actress Pearl Mackie, who plays new assistant Bill in Steven Moffat’s last run, currently filming for next year.

Pearl, 29, yet to be seen by viewers, is said to have been signed on a one-year contract and is expected to depart with Peter Capaldi, 58, and Moffat after 2017’s Christmas special.

The replacement Time Lord is likely to be played by a younger actor in a bid to help boost the flagging sales of dolls, books, DVDs and toys.

Our source says: “BBC management wants a return to the format from the David Tennant era, when you had a dashing male lead and young female companion.

“Merchandising has dropped off sharply in recent years and there is a strong desire to boost the show’s popularity among kids.”

One way to do that, of course, is by returning to its traditional tea-time slot, rather than the post-Strictly position it languished in last year.

Next year’s show is expected to air in spring rather than autumn, to avoid the Saturday clash with Strictly.

Source: Mirror

Joey Styles – Issues Open Letter After Being Fired From Evolve

Renowned commentator Joey Styles was fired from EVOLVE over the weekend … and now he’s issued an open letter explaining why he made such a tasteless joke during the event.

In the letter — sent to PW Insider this morning — Styles says, “Friday night, I panicked on camera during the live broadcast of Evolve 72 on FloSlam when I realized that heel manager, Stokely Hathaway and I would be doing our promo at ringside and not in the ring with ring announcer, Joanna Rose as I had anticipated.”

Joey explains that he had originally planned to include Rose in his promo and, having to come up with something different on the spot, became flustered and made a political joke — something he admits that Gabe Sapolsky specifically instructed him not to do.

Styles continues, saying that as a veteran, he should have walked through the segment beforehand and that Sapolsky was justifiably furious. The announcer claims that he apologized to Sapolsky after the show, and told him to fire him publicly, which he did.

Styles also mentions that he apologized to Rose, FloSlam representative Jeremy Botter and the wrestlers in the locker room … claiming that none of those parties were upset.

Source: Pro Wrestling Sheet

WWE: Eric Bischoff – Sports Entertainment’s Most Controversial Figure

WWE finally updated their Beyond the Ring section on the WWE Network. There you will find a lot of their home video releases… in other words, home video release I’m not willing to buy.

Starting off the documentary with the intro I got a bad feeling because a lot of the sound bites and footage came from The Monday Night War: WWE Raw vs. WCW Nitro (2004) DVD, so I thought this was going to be a rehash but was I wrong. All new interviews with Eric Bischoff and I was surprised seeing Sonny Onoo being interviewed. But here’s the break down… Majority of the stories from Bischoff running WCW have been told before but there is a couple things that caught my eye. Like Bischoff blaming himself for not bringing up talent and elevate them to the main event level. He was mostly talking about cruiser weights like Jericho, Kidman, Guerrero, Malenko etc. Another point Bischoff made was about the PPV revenue because at the end of the day that money went to Turner Broadcasting and Time Warner and not to WCW.

Overall… I find this documentary okay, because I heard a lot these stories about Bischoff, WCW, and Monday Night War before. A lot of rehashing but it does give you a good history of 90’s wrestling and how WCW beat WWE for like 84 weeks in a row. Just watch it on the WWE Network. 

Emmalina Coming To RAW

For the past three weeks I been seeing vignettes on RAW for Emmalina. Basically, the E is just repackaging Emma with a new gimmick and from the vignettes I’m seeing I have no idea what her gimmick is going to be. But I hope she returns as a heel, because her heel run before she got hurt was great. Her look was good too with black gloves, mirror sunglasses and a remixed themed. Why fix something that isn’t broken? I’m looking forward to her return.

So what do you think, is Emmalina returning with a heel her gimmick or back to babyface?

Ted DiBiase Jr. Returning For Indie Promotion

Former WWE Superstar Ted DiBiase Jr. is coming out of retirement for a match at Pro Wrestling EGO’s “The Last Call” event on Saturday, December 3rd in Pearl, Mississippi. The event will be a law enforcement fundraiser to benefit Rankin and Hinds County Honor Guard teams. Full details on the event are at this link. It appears DiBiase last wrestled in December 2013 for the FWE promotion.

Source: PWPIX

Side Note: Personally, I want DiBiase Jr. to return to the ring. He was good, I know the E booked him wrong. Just give him the Million Dollar Man gimmick and let him do his own thing.

TNA Loses UK TV Deal, Blames Spoilers

Challenge TV in the UK announced this morning that they will no longer be carrying TNA programming as of January 2017. They issued the following statement…

We know that many TNA fans will be disappointed to hear this, but we wanted to let you all know that as of January 2017, Challenge will no longer be the home of TNA in the UK. TNA has been a huge and important part of Challenge’s story over the years and we will treasure some great moments like the British Bootcamp and UK tours. We have been proud to bring UK viewers coverage of TNA and have huge respect for the company and its fans. TNA is packed with great talent and we know they will continue to do great things – we wish them all the best.

TNA responded by blaming spoilers in social media…

“We are proud to have had such a great relationship with Challenge, and appreciate how the channel brought Impact Wrestling to our avid viewers through the years. In today’s world, spoilers are inevitable. We’ve heard from the amazing fans in the UK and know you do not want to wait 3-5 days to watch the program after it airs in the US.

Our goal is to broadcast Impact Wrestling in the UK as close to the US premiere as possible. We look forward to announcing that opportunity soon, so stay tuned. In the meantime, we hope you continue to watch Impact Wrestling on Challenge, Sunday nights at 9pm, as well as Xplosion and pay-per-views and follow us on social media. Thank you.”

24: Legacy Trailer

24: Legacy will find special forces veteran Eric Carter played by Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre in Straight Outta Compton) haunted by his actions overseas when the followers terrorist leader Sheik Ibrahim Bin-Khalid follow Carter and his compatriots back to the U.S. to get revenge. Carter is then drawn into the bigger plan of the terrorists to launch attacks across America when he’s recruited by former CTU head Rebecca Ingram (Miranda Otto) to stop them. Meanwhile, Ingram’s husband, Senator John Donovan (Jimmy Smits) is running for President. It’s interesting to note that this is the second time that Smits has run for TV president, and he won that election on season seven of The West Wing.

FOX’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show Release Date And Extras

FOX’s small screen rethinking of Jim Sharman’s 1975 cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show is coming home to DVD right in time for Christmas. Look for it to drop on December 6th

DVD Special Features will include:

Extended Cut Featuring Deleted Scenes and Brad’s version of “Once in a While” sung by Ryan McCartan

Don’t Dream It, Make It: Celebrating “Rocky Horror”

Let’s Do The Time Warp Again: Comic-Con 2016

Laverne Cox Screen Test

Mick Rock Still Gallery

WWE: The True Story Of The Royal Rumble Content Listenings

Disc One
Documentary:

* It All Begins Here
* Origins
* The Prestige
* Controversies
* Surprises
* Undercard
* Records
* Moments
* Legacy

Disc Two
Special Features:

Devil Hair
Pamela Anderson
Mae Young
Ric Flair’s Return
Batista Zipper
Women in the Rumble

Matches:

Royal Rumble Match
Royal Rumble • January 24, 1988

The Rockers vs. The Orient Express
Royal Rumble • January 19, 1991

WWE Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Sgt. Slaughter Royal Rumble • January 19, 1991

Royal Rumble Match
Royal Rumble • January 22, 1994

WWE Championship Match
Sycho Sid vs. Shawn Michaels
Royal Rumble • January 19, 1997

Tazz vs. Kurt Angle
Royal Rumble • January 23, 2000

Disc Three:

Royal Rumble Match
Royal Rumble • January 21, 2001

Royal Rumble Match
Royal Rumble • January 28, 2007

WWE Championship Match
CM Punk vs. The Rock
Royal Rumble • January 27, 2013

WWE Divas Championship Match
Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch
Royal Rumble • January 24, 2016

Blu-Ray Exclusives:

Winner Gets #30; Loser Gets #1
Duke Droese vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley Royal Rumble – Free For All • January 21, 1996

Winner is #1 Contender 15-Man Royal Rumble Match SmackDown • January 29, 2004

Winner is #1 Contender RAW Royal Rumble RAW • January 31, 2011

Booker T Interview with Shawn Michaels Royal Rumble Kickoff • January 25, 2015

Source: WDNews

$10 Rasslin: Saturday Nitro Live

High Spots has released a follow up to their $5 Wrestling series with $10 Rasslin but this time around our two favorite commentators Marty and Colt are no where to be seen. Instead you have comedian Tim Statum and Gene Jackson pervading commentary and cheap jokes.

The difference between $5 and $10 Wrestling… Is nothing at all, it’s still bad. But Gene Jackson’s commentary makes up for it. But some of your favorites do return to the ring like Freight Train, Dynamite and Jeff Hart and a few new superstars are added like Jason Jr. a man dressed in black with a black hockey mask and Mikey, a Michael Myers knockoff who is drunk because he can’t stand on his own two feet.

Once the main show is over you are treated to a handful of extras with a match between Joe Hogan vs Antonio Garza, and a few backstage interviews.

Lastly… I’m a bit disappointed with $10 Rasslin I wasn’t feeling the awfulness that came from this three hour show. Plus the lack of Marty and Colt was felt, but as I said Gene Jackson made up for it.

Review: Garfield Kart (Nintendo 3DS)

I was hoping this game was going to be a Mario Kart clone, well it kinda is because of the racing and all but other than that Garfield Kart is a bad game in general. The controls are loose and clunky and needed to be tighten up. There are only sixteen tracks and they all are about the same. On the plus side you do have a cast of characters from the Garfield universe like Jon, Liz, Arlene and even Pooky. 

The music in the game is repetitive and gets old fast and the power ups don’t work half the time because if you don’t read the digital manual you won’t know what they do. For example, lasagna will make you go faster and a spring will make you jump a few feet ahead.

I dropped thirty bones on this game and after three hours of game play I have beaten every challenge and there isn’t any online multiplayer to keep me coming back. Don’t even bother dropping cash on Garfield Kart, get Mario Kart instead.