we're hear to tell you that the 'Rock N Roll Wrestling
Connection' is back, with a bit of casino fun and
games thrown into the mix, both in Australia and in
Eleven' has been chosen as the best movie remake of
all time in a recent poll.
casino king James Packer, is probably going to be
pleased to hear that land based casino themed movies
are in vogue, since he's looking to open or take over
his own Sydney, Australia casino soon. Obviously,
JP won't be hoping for a casino robbery - to state
the obvious. Vegas casino and hotel tycoon Steve Wynn
would have caught the 'Ocean's Eleven' news no doubt.
Not sure if Kevin Nash (once upon a time known as
Vinnie Vegas) did. Nash, also a former leading member
of the nWo is currently off the WWE wrestling roster,
following a feud with Triple H.
movie, which is based on an original 1960 film, hit
screens in 2001 and went on to gross over 450 million
sees Clooney lead an all-star cast of Brad Pitt, Matt
Damon and Julia Roberts in an attempted casino robbery
in Las Vegas.
Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three
Las Vegas casinos simultaneously.
has been dating former WWE wrestler - diva Stacey
Keibler for over 6 months and they attended the Oscars
man Clooney was up for a Best Actor and Best Adapted
Screenplay at the Academy Awards.
And despite losing out on the Best Actor accolade,
Clooney's girlfriend Stacy Keibler made sure he went
home with an Oscar of his own as her dress appeared
to have been inspired by the statuette.
her first Academy Awards on Clooney's arm, Keibler
looked stunning in a gold Grecian-style Marchesa creation.
Writers: George Clayton Johnson (1960 story), Jack
Golden Russell (1960 story)
Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts
10 Best Remakes...
Oceans Eleven (2001)
2. The Mummy (1999)
3. King Kong (2005)
4. The Italian Job (2003)
5. Cape Fear (1991)
6. The Parent Trap (1998)
7. Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)
8. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
9. Scarface (1983)
10. Alfie (2004)
10 Worst Remakes
2. The Wicker Man (2006)
3. Fame (2009)
4. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
5. Clash of the Titans (2010)
6. Planet of the Apes (2001)
7. Piranha 3-D (2010)
8. House of Wax (2005)
9. Freaky Friday (2003)
10. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis arm wrestle...
tough guys and action heroes Sylvester Stallone and
Bruce Willis challenged each other to an arm wrestle
during a recent night out.
actors were enjoying a meal with their respective
wives when they started arguing about who was in better
65, challenged 56-year-old Willis to an arm wrestling
match and the pair then swept aside glasses, cutlery
and plates to lock arms and start their fight.
at nearby tables were initially stunned but as as
they recognised the wrestler like actors they started
cheering and Willis and Stallone grunted, groaned
and wheezed for several minutes.
the men's wives were not impressed and asked them
to "break it up", which they duly listened
understood that soon after their meal, Stallone went
into hospital to have an operation on his shoulder,
although it is not thought to have any link to his
night out with Willis.
Media Man agency spokesperson said "We suspect
this may be another elaborate publicity stunt by Team
Stallone, although we can't prove it. Stallone fans
will recall that only a week ago Stallone was photographed
in a hospital bed alongside long time mate Arnold
Schwarzenegger, both nursing the same injury, and
Arnold took a photo for the world to see. Well, as
least the cast of Expendables 2 is doing well, and
it seems that they sure as heck know how to promote
movie fans take note however that in the filming of
the original Expendables WWE wrestling legend "Stone
Cold" Steve Austin did break the neck of Stallone
for real, or so the story goes.
Wrestling Legend "Rowdy" Roddy Piper In
is a 2011 film directed by Joshua Russell and starring
Patrick Gleason, Roddy Piper, and Robert Carradine.
Featuring Nick Turturro, Richard Kind, and introducing
is a comedy/drama about a professional wrestler who
is afraid of conflict in real life. He is nearing
the end of his career and finds out he has one fan
left in an 8-year old boy, who hides a secret that
will change Leo's life forever. The film was shot
entirely on location in Chicago.
film won Best Feature at the 2011 Sunscreen Film Festival
in St. Petersburg, Florida, and was an official selection
at the 2011 Seattle True Independent Film Festival.
Piper is also rumoured to be one of the house-mates
in upcoming WWE reality TV show, 'Legends House'.
Four Canadians indicted on US gambling charges; Online
Casino Royale or Ocean's Eleven...
authorities seized the gambling website Bodog on Tuesday
and announced the indictment of four Canadians on
charges of illegal sports betting and money laundering,
including founder Calvin Ayre.
federal grand jury indictment of Ayre, James Philip,
David Ferguson, Derrick Maloney and the Bodog Entertainment
Group was unsealed in Baltimore, Maryland, and is
the latest blow by US prosecutors against online gambling.
betting is illegal in Maryland, and federal law prohibits
bookmakers from flouting that law simply because they
are located outside the country," US Attorney
Rod Rosenstein said in a statement.
of the harms that underlie gambling prohibitions are
exacerbated when the enterprises operate over the
Internet without regulation," Rosenstein said.
law prohibits US financial institutions from knowingly
accepting payments for online gambling made through
credit cards, electronic transfers and checks, but
bills have been introduced in the US Congress to ease
April, 11 people were charged with bank fraud, money
laundering and other offenses in a crackdown on the
three largest online poker companies -- Absolute Poker,
PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.
spokeswoman for the US Attorney's Office told the
press that none of the four accused Canadians is in
custody but warrants have been issued for their arrests
and the United States would seek their extradition.
indictment accuses Bodog and the defendants of conducting
an illegal online sports gambling business and conspiring
to commit money laundering between June 2005 and January
defendants and their conspirators allegedly moved
funds from Bodog's accounts located in Switzerland,
England, Malta, Canada and elsewhere to pay winnings
to gamblers, and to pay media brokers and advertisers
located in the United States," the US Attorney's
conspirators directed payment processors to send at
least $100 million by wire and by check to gamblers
located in Maryland and elsewhere," it said.
Revenue Service special agent Eric Hylton said "laundering
money from illegal activity such as illegal Internet
gambling is a crime.
of how the money changes hands -- via cash, check,
wire transfers or credit cards -- and regardless of
where the money is stored -- in a United States financial
institution or an offshore bank -- we will trace the
funds," Hylton said.
an affidavit supporting a seizure warrant for the
Bodog.com website domain name, a former employee of
Bodog was quoted as saying the gambling operation
has hundreds of employees in Canada and Costa Rica.
visitor to Bodog.com is met with a message reading
"This domain name has been seized" and pictures
of the official seals of the Department of Justice
and Department of Homeland Security.
a statement on his website, Ayre, who is described
by Forbes magazine as a "former billionaire,"
said the Bodog.com domain name has been dormant for
sure what to say," Ayre said. "The brand
left the market last year and the domain in question
has been dormant globally for longer than that."
50, who launched Bodog.com in 1994 and operates several
other gaming websites, also said he was a victim of
"abuse of the US criminal justice system for
the commercial gain of large US corporations.
is clear that the online gaming industry is legal
under international law," he said. "It is
also clear that the rule of law was not allowed to
slow down a rush to try to win the war of public opinion."
gambling charges are punishable by up to five years
in prison while a conviction for money laundering
conspiracy can bring 20 years behind bars.
The Four Horsemen Including Ric Flair To Be Inducted
Into WWE Hall Of Fame 2012; Jim Ross Tweets - 27th
on Ric Flairs Birthday: Happy Birthday to Ric
Flair. Naitch called me this past week to catch up.
Hes got a great opportunity with Coca Colas
energy drink along with his state lottery work. I
went on You Tube and checked out Rics TV commercials
for the lotteries he promotes and they were hilarious.
of my fondest memories in the business involve Ric
Flair and Im so blessed to have been able to
broadcast not only many Ric Flair bout but @ShawnMichaels
bouts over the years, too as they are widely considered
the two, best, all around pro wrestlers ever. Thats
a debate that will rage on until the end of time but
no one can intelligently say that Naitch and HBK arent
on an abbreviated list of the best ever.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Continues His
Journey Towards WrestleMania Match With John Cena...
before, never again, reads the tagline for this WrestleMania
match of the decade (if not century).
one side of the ring is wrestler, turned Hollywood
movie megastar, Johnson, and on the other side, wrestler
- rapper (and occasional actor, John Cena).
old school terms, there is a lot of "heat"
between the two, or at least that's what the WWE storyline
would have you believe.
head honcho Vince McMahon is set to make a financial
killing with this with live tickets, PPV (including
Australia's Foxtel - Main Event), merchandising, advertising
and god knows what else.
pebbles are set to collide as Mr 'You Can't See Me'
Cena wrestles with "The Most Electrifying Man
In Sports Entertainment" with a lot of 'Boots
To Asses" thrown in there.
is a bit of a triple headliner this year with CM Punk
("The Best In The World" VS Chris Jericho
("The best in the world at everything I do",
then there's Daniel Bryan VS Sheamus, and how can
forget The Undertaker VS Triple H, as Hunter attempts
to end The Undertakers's WrestleMania winning streak
inside a 'Hell In A Cell' cage match.
up the show is pretty loaded and may actually produce
one or two matches of the year, but time will tell.
Before you ask, no Brock Lesnar as he's still under
contract to the UFC, even though he's retired from
MMA. UFC are set to invade Sydney's AllPhones Arena
on the 3rd March 2012.
live WWE RAW tour will hit Sydney, Australia on Friday
31st August 2012. And if they tour Perth, WA they
will likely perform at Crown Perth (formally known
as Burswood Casino or Burswood Entertainment Complex).
tells us that Austin will be leaving his Broken Skull
Ranch in Texas to catch WrestleMania close up, and
so should you.
if you didn't hear already, The Rock stars in Journey
2: The Mysterious Island, which is currently breaking
box office records in Australia, the US, and in most
other parts of the world.
last thing... kids, don't try this at home or anywhere
else. Leave it to the professionals.