WCW Halloween Havoc RETURNS and its going to be AFTER DARK.. because Denny Luis is joining in to discuss the show. The first part here focuses on the DEFECTION of Vince Russo and Ed Ferrara from WWF to WCW, the first time ever that high profile WRITERS went from WWF to WCW. We cover the behind the scenes politics in the WWF and Russo’s rise to power and eventual departure, we discuss his arrival in WCW and the issues they had during that time, we discuss ALL THE NITROS of the fall leading into Halloween Havoc which would lead into Mayhem, Russo’s long term plans derailed, the Powers That Be angle, the return of the NWO and why it didn’t work, and SO MUCH MORE! Part 2 next week!
Many legendary figures in the history of the world, whether it be in sports, politics or music, have adapted to the times in order to continue their career. When Muhammad Ali lost a step, he became more reliant on his incredible chin and heart. When Pedro Martinez lost some zip off his fastball, he became more of a finesse pitcher. When Michael Jackson and his brothers left Motown in the mid 1970’s, they signed a deal with CBS Records and the legendary music label, Philly International, headed by the legendary songwriting duo of Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff. Philly International was dominating the 70’s urban music scene not unlike Motown dominated the 60’s urban music scene. The Jacksons, led by Michael, adapted to the Philly sound and created some of their greatest music. It’s a formula that Michael used when he approached Teddy Riley to help produce the album “Dangerous.” The result: the single, biggest selling album of the New Jack Swing Era in which it sold over 30 million albums worldwide. More →
PART 2 of our Souled Out review has arrived as we complete our review of the show and talk about some of the great matches and turns on the show PLUS Alberto El Patron LOSES his mind as well as his alpha status and an eerie prophecy from Brandon Draven aka Eros Zelos’ cousin. More →
Hi everybody! Welcome back to Geekdom101.com! I apologize for not having written anything since E3, but there hasn’t been much to talk about. But now there is, as Fire Pro Wrestling World was released last Monday, July 10th. Well, not a full release. It’s in Early Access, which means it’s still in beta phase. But Spike Chunsoft are using this to get feedback on features and stuff that fans really want. So that’s a big plus. Enough babbling for the intro, let’s get to my full take on Fire Pro Wrestling World. More →
On May 28, 1991, the debut album of the single, greatest group of not only the New Jack Swing Era, but of 1990’s R&B music period was released. Upon hearing this album for the first time back then, I was taken aback by the vocals of the group’s lead singer. The group was Jodeci, and it’s lead singer was Cedric “K-Ci” Hailey. K-Ci’s voice was raw and powerful in that rich southern R&B tradition. His voice was David Ruffin meets Bobby Womack. Jodeci would set the standard for R&B groups to come. From 1991-1995, there wasn’t a greater R&B group on the planet. Their debut album, “Forever My Lady,” was in my opinion, the single greatest album recorded by a group in the New Jack Swing Era. More →
Lucha Bros goes back to the HEIGHT of the Monday Night War to cover WCW Souled Out 1998 featuring the In-RING debut of Bret Hart against Ric Flair, PLUS the wacky World Title situation post-Starrcade 97, Luger vs Savage, Draven loses a bet, Dusty Rhodes betrays tradition, 1998 Chris Jericho is born and SO MUCH MORE! We analyze the mistakes WCW made even after their biggest PPV ever which would end up costing them later in the war, the addition of WCW Thunder to the weekly wrestling lineup and its impact on the business, the birth of the permanent 3 hour WCW Nitros and why they were VERY harmful to the business, the early seeds planted for the NWO Wolfpac and the NWO split storyline from 1998, why Sting’s title reign failed, why Bret Hart was misused and SO MUCH FREAKING MORE! This is Part 1, Part 2 is coming next week!
During New Edition’s 1989 concert tour, five high school friends from Philadelphia snuck backstage at the Philadelphia Spectrum to meet them. While security attempted to remove them from the premises, the five young men began singing in acappella “Can You Stand The Rain.” Michael Bivins was so impressed, he gave the group his phone number and told them to call him. This resulted in Bivins becoming their manager and the group was signed to Motown Records. The five young men consisted of Marc Nelson, Shawn Stockman, Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris and Michael McCary. They would name their group Boyz II Men after a song off of New Edition’s “Heart Break” album. Nelson left the group just before they commenced recording of their first album, “Cooleyhighharmony.”
“Cooleyhighharmony” was the second consecutive album released under new Motown honcho Jheryl Busby that was an immediate hit. Released on Valentine’s Day 1991, this album was an integral part of Motown’s last great glory era. The first single off the album, “Motownphilly,” was a prototypical New Jack Swing uptempo track, complete with the sound and rap lyrics featuring Bivins. This single, an infectious dance track, went to number three on the Billboard Pop charts and number one on the Billboard R&B charts. It was the beginning of a historic five year run that was only equalled in history by legendary acts Elvis, The Beatles, Whitney Houston, and The Rolling Stones. The second single would be one of my favorite songs ever recorded by them. More →
In this edition of Should I Toon In Mr. Eddie takes a look at the newest movie in the Despicable Me franchise. Is this one as good as the originals or does it have more in common with that terrible Minions Movie?