After teaming up withScooby-Doo and the gang at Wrestlemania, the Superstars of the WWE are going “pre-historic” and hitting the road to the town of Bedrock and an encounter with The Flintstones!
Check out the details in the following press release, watch the trailer, and then catch up with me for my commentary at the bottom of the post!:
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND WWE STUDIOS’ ORIGINAL NEW ANIMATED FILMTHE FLINTSTONES& WWE: STONE AGE SMACKDOWN IS SET TO RELEASE MARCH 10, 2015
Starring WWE Superstars John Cena® and Vince McMahon Available for the First Time on Blu-Ray™ Combo, DVD and Digital HD
NEW YORK, NY (January 15, 2015 )– The Flintstones join forces with WWE and go back to the Stone Age in the all-new animated film, The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown, co-produced by WWE® Studios and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Timed to debut leading into WrestleMania 31, this all-new original movie is available on DVD, Blu-ray Combo, and Digital HD for the first time on March 10, 2015. Rated the #2 greatest cartoon of all time by TV Guide, the Flintstones’ return to the center ring will be sure to deliver high-octane action for fans of all ages.
One of my favorite spots to hang out and have a good, geeky time is at The Squared Circle. First opened by former WWE Diva/TNA Knockout Lisa Marie Varon (AKA “Victoria” and “Tara”), the wrestling-themed specialty pizza joint (think “Hard Rock Cafe” meets “Wrestlemania”) is the place to be when you want to hang out with fellow fans of “sports entertainment.”
The Squared Circle is also known for hosting pay-per-view event viewings and even having stars of the sport pop in from time to time! Now, if you’re looking to hang with some of the stars of ladies arm wrestling, this is the week for you! The Squared Circle will be hosting some of the gals from CLLAW (The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers) and they want YOU to come in, hang out and have fun!
Yesterday I wrote a column for Redeye explaining why so many WWE fans were upset at the winner of the Royal Rumble 30-Man battle royal match. Some will say that the end result was predictable and plenty of folks got on social media to voice their displeasure. I’ll admit, I was one of those fans that was let down. The Triple Threat Match between Brock Lesnar, John Cena and Seth Rollins was an instant classic, showcasing all the strengths of the three competitors, so it really raised the bar for the pay-per-view’s main event. I guess a letdown should have been expected.
But once the proverbial smoke cleared and cooler heads prevailed, I started looking at the Rumble with a little more perspective. Re-watching the battle royal, as it was broadcast the following day on RAW, helped me make a better analysis of the match and what it was offering. The conclusion I came to was this: you can get upset over who wins the Royal Rumble, but then you’re missing the forest for the trees.
Before he took the WWE Universe by storm as Bray Wyatt, Windham Lawrence Rotunda was known by other aliases. As the son of former “WWF” Superstar Mike Rotunda (AKA Irwin R. Schyster) he started his career as “Alex Rotundo”, working his way up through the ranks of the WWE’s developmental league. He would later change to “Husky Harris” and arrive in the “big leagues”, wrestling in the WWE as a member of the faction known as “The Nexus.” That stint would end with Rotunda returning to the developmental league and ultimately creating a new character.
Enter Bray Wyatt, the persona Rotunda created to serve as the leader of the “Wyatt Family”, a trio of scary “swamp people” that would be embraced by WWE fans with a fervor that took many in the industry by surprise.
Prior to his visit to Chicago for the Wizard World Chicago Comic Con last month, the man WWE fans have come to know and fear – and in many cases love and admire – spoke with me via telephone about his current success; what the difference is between Bray Wyatt and Husky Harris; what it’s like coming from a wrestling family; and why he thinks WWE fans have embraced The Wyatt Family:
Geek To Me: How has it been for you for you in the WWE, with your current stint, as opposed to your last one through?
Bray Wyatt: Um, well of course this one has been more lucrative, you know? And the real reason behind that is because I am myself. It’s different when you’re asked to be something you’re not. As opposed to be able to create and be what you want to be. You know what I’m saying?