Heroes is a comic book series, published by Titan
Publishing and written by Keith Champagne with art
by Andy Smith.
stars the WWE's most popular wrestlers, such as John
Cena and Triple H.
first issue was released in April 2010 with a continual
storyline called Rise of the Firstborn. A different
but similar story continues in the Undertaker's 2-part
of the Firstborn
ancient times, a battle between good and evil immortals
was waged pitting the good Firstborn against the evil
Shadow King. Somehow the war spilled into the real
world and into the WWE ring. During a WrestleMania
match in progress, an evil terrorist organization
led by Brother Josiah planned on eliminating the Firstborn
who was disguised as a WWE Superstar.
Superstars like Edge, CM Punk, and Chris Jericho decided
to side with Brother Josiah and the Shadow King while
others like Shawn Michaels, Undertaker, Big Show,
Rey Mysterio, John Cena and the other Superstars and
Divas try to fight against the terrorists. Meanwhile,
WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper tries to sneak into
the arena while it was barricaded by law enforcement,
some of them who were bought by Josiah.
the battle against the Shadow King's followers, Triple
H seemed like he was about to perish, but he surprised
Josiah and attacked him. Triple H rallies the WWE
roster to fight back against the terrorists and Edge
and Jericho who were given spiritual manifestations
of their power by the Shadow King who were defeating
Shawn Michaels and his manifestation. The roster soon
finds out that the arena was rigged with explosives.
Triple H reveals to the roster of his true identity
as the Firstborn as he squared off against the Shadow
King Thrune (an anagram of "Hunter") as
some of the fans were being taken by the shadows.
Triple H managed to temporarily defeat the Shadow
King as the bomb exploded. Most of the WWE Roster
and the fans and staff got out unscathed.
Triple H faced off against Shadow King, he confined
to the Undertaker to keep his secret safe for everyone
so that the world doesn't know about the Firstborn
and the Shadow King. Undertaker agreed and wished
Hunter well. After the events that occurred, the corrupt
police chief tried to get answers from the roster,
staff and the WWE Universe, but found nothing. He
spots the Undertaker about to ride off and tried to
question him, but Undertaker strikes the crooked cop
down and declares that he'll stop the Shadow King
and all his followers come Hell or high water, and
rides off into the sunset.
Dead Man Walking
was traveling through Mexico and stumbled upon Rey
Mysterio about to be sacrificed by the escaped Rev.
Josiah, until Undertaker ruined everything and saved
Mysterio. Just then, zombies began encircling the
two, each contain a powerful ash-like mist when inhaled
would turn anyone to the Shadows. Mysterio accidentally
inhaled the black mist and passed out leaving Undertaker
to try and stop a now zombified Josiah from completing
his ritual: to bring a dark goddess known as Santa
Muerte back to life on the day she died.
Undertaker can succeed, Rey Mysterio turns on him
and bound him for the sacrifice. Before Josiah began,
Undertaker broke free from his bonds, knocked Mysterio
unconscious and carried him out of the pyramid being
pursued by anthropomorphic jaguars, servants of Josiah.
One jaguar was ordered to pursue Undertaker while
the rest prepared for the ritual. Having no other
choice, Josiah used his own heart to revive Santa
Muerte. Upon her revival, she immediately begins her
search for the Undertaker, who finds himself and Mysterio
back in the Mayan era, and plans on finding a way
to return back to the 21st century before the world
a riverbed, Undertaker held down Mysterio's head underwater
in the hopes of coughing up the ash that infected
him. Unknowingly, a jaguar henchman attacked the Undertaker
and was about to finish him off, until Rey Mysterio
was free from the ash and pounced the jaguar. Undertaker
easily disposes of the jaguar as he and Rey head back
into the Temple to stop Santa Muerte from creating
an army of undead slaves. Before Undertaker can fight
Santa Muerte, he grabs the ceremonial glove Josiah
used to rip out his own heart to bring Santa Muerte
to life in hopes to undo the ceremony, but not before
Rey Mysterio uses it to skin a jaguar for mask material,
since his old one is about to fall apart.
Muerte's past revealed she was once in love with Alaric
(now known as Thrune the Shadow King) before he became
mad with power and consumed by darkness. For her revenge,
Santa Muerte hopes of overthrowing the Shadow King
and claim dominion over the world for herself. Undertaker
and Rey overheard everything and brought the fight
head on. However, Santa Muerte stops the fight and
motions Undertaker to talk. In hopes of sparing his
life, Santa Muerte offers Undertaker to join her as
general of her zombie army, otherwise he and Rey die
and become zombies to server her. Undertaker vehemently
declins and continues to fight the zombies. During
the fight, he launches Rey to Santa Muerte who was
about to leave the Temple. Rey manages to claw into
her chest with Josiah's glove and damage her severely,
but not enough to destroy her.
that Santa Muerte was damaged, she unleashes her wrath
and causes an earthquake hoping to bring the Temple
down on the WWE Superstars. Before she planned on
taking Undertaker's energy, Rey Mysterio interferes,
giving Undertaker enough time to completely rip out
Santa Muerte's heart. With her heart gone, Santa Muerte
is disintegrating and the Temple caving in. Undertaker
and Rey Mysterio manage to survive the collapsing
Temple and walk back towards civilization in the 21st
Century, heading towards New Mexico where another
Church of Darkness is established, hoping to find
answers to the whereabouts of John Cena and Triple
days later at the ruins of the Temple, Reverend Josiah
rises out as a zombie, still indebted to serve the
upcoming ministory will star John Cena as a gladiator
in Ancient Rome. (Wikipedia)
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News Media: WWE, Kevin Nash, Vince McMahon, Mick Foley,
Andre The Giant, Steve Austin, The Rock, John Cena
- 7th November 2011
Nash aka 'Diesel' returns to WWE Raw on Monday's episode
from the United Kingdon. Nash is scheduled to resume
his feud with an "injured" Triple H as part
of the build-up to an expected singles match in the
near future. Plus, more build-up for The Rock &
John Cena teaming up at Survivor Series. Nash continues
to run his official website, sporting gaming in the
mix, but his site could do with a major update, not
that ours is perfect either. Great to see Nash become
relevant again and Triple H should bring out the best
in him, but don't expect a Shawn Michaels 5 star classic.
TV Network News Update...
WWE's quarterly conference call with investors this
past Thursday, WWE CEO Vince McMahon had some harsh
words about talk show host Oprah's cable TV network
and contrasted the Oprah model with WWE Network plans,
which McMahon was very optimistic about during the
would say I suppose the one of the notorious ones
(branded TV Network models) would be the Oprah Network,
which is a miserable failure on all accounts because
you have a brand like Oprah and it does take a genius
to figure out that, 'Okay, why dont we have
Oprah do what she does best in our very own network,'
and that's the one thing that doesn't happen,"
McMahon said. "So, in terms of the introduction
of a network theory, you're saying, 'Okay, let's take
Oprah, but lets dont use, lets not
whatever we do, we dont use her and what she
does best. Lets just try and take an Oprah name
and try and brand that in a big round about way,'
which obviously from a common sense standpoint, it
doesn't make sense... We know what our WWE attributes
are. So, we have the opportunity to enhance all of
that and bring further viewers, lapse viewers, and
as well as current viewers and new viewers from a
younger age set of two to 11 into the network, which
will be extraordinary, because we are giving the audience
what they want, not what they don't want."
Foley WWE Return...
Foley returned to WWE at Wednesday's Raw house show
in Dublin, Ireland, which started WWE's bi-annual
European Tour. Foley, who has hinted at a WWE return
for several weeks, is in the U.K. for his own promotional
Piper campaigning for Piper's Pit with Rock &
Hall of Famer Roddy Piper has taken to Twitter to
campaign for a Piper's Pit segment with The Rock and
John Cena prior to their tag team match at Survivor
THE WWE DOESN'T PUT THE ROCK, CENA, PIPER IN PIPER'S
PIT THEY ARE CHEATING EVERY FAN IN THE WWE UNIVERSE.
THINK THERE AFRAID? i'M NOT," Piper tweeted Friday.
"SPAM THE WWE FOR PIPERS PIT WITH CENA AND ROCK.
I PROMISE, IT WILL BE EPIC."
28 press release; Rock vs. Cena...
Conn., November 2, 2011 WWE® announced today
that tickets for its annual pop culture extravaganza,
WrestleMania XXVIII, will go on sale this Saturday,
November 5 at 10 AM ET. WrestleMania XXVIII will take
place Sunday, April 1, 2012 at the Sun Life Stadium
in Miami, FL. The event will be headlined by the highly
anticipated main event featuring the most electrifying
man in all of entertainment, The Rock® against
WWE Superstar John Cena®.
prices range from $25-$850. There will also be a limited
number of Gold Circle VIP Packages available
for $1,500. The Gold Circle packages include seating
in the first four rows ringside, an exclusive Gold
Circle VIP Stadium Entrance, a collectible WrestleMania
XXVIII ticket holder and the commemorative WrestleMania
XXVIII take-home folding chair. Tickets can be purchased
through all Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com
or by calling 1-800-745-3000. All tickets are subject
to service charges and facility fees.
year, a capacity crowd of 71,617 fans from all 50
states and 30 countries attended WrestleMania XXVII
at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. WrestleMania is
more than just a one day event, its a week long
celebration, as WWE will be taking over the greater
Miami area during WrestleMania Week. In addition to
WrestleMania XXVIII, other activities will include:
WrestleMania Axxess WWEs four day interactive
fan festival; WrestleMania Reading Challenge Finals;
WrestleMania Pro-Am Golf Tournament and the 2012 WWE
Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Additional information
on these events will be announced in the future at
Sylvester Stallone speaks to Entertainment Tonight
about his Steve Austin injury during 'The Expendables'...
Tonight's Nancy O'Dell (one-time WWE Raw guest host)
caught up with Sylvester Stallone on-set at his new
movie, "Bullet to the Head," to discuss
the film's progression before an April 2012 scheduled
release date. Stallone noted he's still feeling the
effects of neck surgery that was required after he
suffered an injury at the hands of "Stone Cold"
Steve Austin shooting "The Expendables"
last year. Austin was required to tackle Stallone,
who accidentally landed on a pile of bricks. Stallone
said, "It's never really the same. "You're
just able to function a little bit better."
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Ross, Cena, Rock, Kevin Nash... - 12th July 2011
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wrestling legend Randy 'Macho Man' Savage dies in
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and Hollywood Collide - 1st April 2011
is the queen of MTV's Jersey Shore; the other is WWE's
resident Mexican aristocrat. One is famous for being
perhaps the worst of the tanned, bouffant-wearing,
gum-chomping Italian stereotype. The other invites
fans' wrath with a wink and a smile as he drives the
world's most expensive cars to the ring and insists
on being introduced by his own personal ring announcer
- in Spanish.
one entity - and one extravaganza - could bring these
two very different stars together: World Wrestling
Entertainment's 27th annual WrestleMania on Sunday.
Snooki will participate in a six-person, inter-gender
grudge match while Alberto Del Rio will vie for the
World Heavyweight Championship in his WrestleMania
debut. Both promise to thrill 70,000-plus screaming
fans in Atlanta's Georgia Dome.
going to be the peak of my career," said Del
Rio, a native of Mexico. "My family, my entire
country, is going to be proud of me because I'm going
to go out there and become the new World Heavyweight
Champion. I'm going to die out there trying to become
the World Heavyweight Champion."
what's behind the infatuation with WrestleMania? Why
do fans come from around the world and dole out hard-earned
money to watch this spectacle on pay-per-view? What
is it about WrestleMania that makes fathers and sons
and daughters jump out of their seats and grown, muscle-bound
men in tights speak in hushed reverence?
put, it is pro wrestling's greatest annual event.
All wrestlers who grew up as fans dream of performing
in it and look forward to watching it. Even in the
choreographed world of professional wrestling, there
is nothing staged about the emotion and excitement
from anyone who performs at WrestleMania.
a kid, all I wanted to do was be a wrestler,"
said Del Rio. "Now that I'm here in WWE - WrestleMania
is our NBA, our Super Bowl, our World Series of professional
wrestling. As a wrestler, as a performer, I always
dreamed of being in something like that."
the fan, WrestleMania's appeal is as nuanced as wrestling's
longtime popularity. Wrestling's magnetism goes hand-in-hand
with the dawn of the television age in the 1950s,
but WrestleMania took it to another level. It is a
marriage of headlocks and Hollywood that began in
1985, when WWE Chairman Vince McMahon teamed up the
charisma of Hulk Hogan and the diabolical lunacy of
"Rowdy" Roddy Piper with the star power
of Mr. T and Cyndi Lauper. (Credit:
News Media: Shawn Michaels' Speech At WWE Hall Of
Fame Induction 2011: 'Thank You' - 2nd April 2011
you. ["HBK!" chant. "Thank you Shawn!"
chant. Whoa! Some other chant.] The damnedest thing
on my way to my Hall of Fame speech, a damn roast
broke out. Thanks. I knew there was no way you was
gonna say anything nice about me. For the 15 years
we've known each other he never has, and he never
will. He's like the Fonz trying to say he's sorry.
know how tough it was for you to say . That was a
huge deal for him to even recognize that I worked
in this line of work for 36 years. You're not aware
of this, but we shared a big moment there. There's
some psychiatrists going, "They're starting to
nervous, so don't give me cat calls. [Cat calls.]
I've been going over what I'm gonna say. ["One
more match!" chant.] You're killing me with the
one more match thing. Seriously, I know it's good
TV, he'll have a nervous breakdown. We sold out the
building! He had a heart attack!
love you Shawn!"] I'm serious. For the love of
God, help me out here. I don't even know where to
start. You know there are things that go between ...
I can't say, I'm not supposed to say. That's one of
the reasons I was OK to retire. Coincidentally, this
is the first year where we're not doing it live. They'll
chop it up in post to make sure it's ok to air.
I was 19 years old, I didn't want to be a sports entertainer.
I didn't know at the time. I told my mom and dad,
I want to do what those guys do it on TV. Making it
was going to be going out in San Antonio and wresting
in front of 25 people. Fast forward, and I'm a 45-year-old
man, and I get to stand here and say thank you.
the way, I wasn't really aware of it. I was raised
by a loving family, sitting right down here, who loved
me every step of the way and supported me. But for
whatever reason when I started doing this line of
work at 19 I spent the next 26 years searching for
validation. I don't even know why. But what my peers
thought of me and what you thought of me was the most
important thing in my life. And I worked myself into
the ground. It was so important to me that you thought
I did a good job. I know that sounds patronizing,
but I want to thank you so much for giving me that.
very thankful to all the other inductees and especially
Triple H for making this fun and amusing. Because
as much as I've tried to not make it a deep and heavy
cry fest, I can't do it. There are no words to express
how much I lived and breathed to do this every night
for so many years. And it begs the question, how am
I gonna be OK away from this?
Monday the Undertaker had mentioned Shawn Michaels
will walk into the Hall of Fame with a ton of regrets.
If this had happened in 1998, that might've been true.
At that time, I was good at my job, but there's no
way I could've stood here with no regrets. And although
my family would've been proud of me, I know there
would've been a little disappointment for them and
a certain guy backstage whose name I'm not allowed
to mention. [Crowd WOOs. Guy next to me says "RIC
FLAIR!" I believe him!]
came back in 2002 after being told I'd never wrestle
again, for one more match. That was nine years ago.
I'm thankful I can stand before you with absolutely
no regrets. [Missed a part about God and his family.
Sorry.] Since they came into my life, I've had not
a regret. Not a second goes by that I'm not thankful.
The most precious gift of all is my little family.
I love you all so much, and I want to thank you for
being so selfless and letting daddy finish what he
was very important to me to come back and go away
on my own terms. I love my two children more than
anything in the world. Thank you so much for letting
daddy go wrestle. [I have a daughter. Totally about
to tear up.]
are countless WWE superstars that I've had to create
with. I'd love to mention everybody, but I don't want
to make this too long. I don't wanna be that guy.
[Crowd WOOs.] You guys are implying that. I'm not
saying that. Every year there's somebody, and we're
like, dude there's WrestleMania tomorrow. I'm gonna
assume you know who you are.
I did my best to make sure before I left to tell you
how awesome it was for me, and how much I appreciate
you guys [makes crazy hand gestures] putting up with
me when I wanna do something you don't do all that
much. I appreciate your time and patience. I appreciate
you being a part of my life. A lot of times all we've
got is each other. We're like guys in a fox hole together.
But when we're with each other, we're all we got.
We can stab each other in the back, but can't nobody
else do it.
wanna thank you for allowing me to be a part of that
fraternity. We're always gonna look at everybody else
and say you're not gonna understand it. And that's
OK. It's something we're gonna take to our graves.
lastly there's all of you. The WWE universe, the fans.
I love every one of you, even when you bother me at
5 in the morning, even when I cuss you, you still
come back and forgive me. You have been a part of
my life and family for so many years, it begs the
question, why would a 19-year-old kid from a wonderful
upbringing seek validation from strangers?
thing people used to always say that separated me
is that I could make a connection with you. I don't
know if I did a good job, but for the last 26 years
whether you were connected to me I have no idea, but
I was connected to you. I have never won Most Popular,
I wasn't the prom king, I wasn't the homecoming king,
so I guess in my adult life the most important thing
to me was that you believed in me and thought I was
good. On this night, 2011 Hall of Fame, I feel it,
I thank you, I love my ring. And I love each and every
one of you.
know this has been sappy. I can't help it. And if
you're not down with that, I got two words for you.
("Suck it!" from the crowd.)
Australian Tour 2011
are on sale Friday 28th January, opening at 9am via
Ticketek. WWE has thus far named for the "World
Tour" - John Cena, Randy Orton, Sheamus, The
Miz and Wade Barrett.
1st July - Sydney (Acer Arena)
Saturday 2nd July - Melbourne (Rod Laver Arena)
Sunday 3rd July - Perth (Burswood Dome)
Monday 4th July - Adelaide (Entertainment Centre)
Tuesday 5th July - Brisbane (Entertainment Centre)
Kong signs with WWE
is believed to have offered former TNA Women's Knockouts
Champion Awesome Kong a contract.
wrote the following earlier today on her Twitter account:
"My dreams just came true today. I got my dream
job. Yes, THAT one."
sources indicate there's been discussion of Kong joining
the organization in recent weeks. One source claims
she paid a visit to WWE's headquarters Stamford, Connecticut
a month ago.
the signing has not been confirmed, sources believe
it was finalized last week.
News: Jim Ross new blog on WWE Hall of Fame &
announcing future, Daniel Bryan interview on Miz,
Cena, cattle mutilation
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James Caldwell, Torch assistant editor
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has published a new blog
discussing this year's WWE Hall of Fame class, Paul
Orndorff's cancer revelation, historical Royal Rumble
events, his announcing future, and other topics in
the Hall of Fame: "I hope that the class does
have a WCW/Atlanta feel but the class will likely
be 6-8 inductions tops. Plus, WWE will want to not
over do posthumous inductions if at all possible."
his announcing future: "Have I called my last
event in any thing? I hope not and that's not my plan
but my broadcasting work may not include regular WWE
work but something outside the genre." Ross said
he feels he's a "long shot" for the Univ.
of Oklahoma announcing job, but he's "not retreating"
on pursuing his dream job.
WWE U.S. champion Daniel Bryan has an interview with
Jon Waldman of Slam Wrestling covering a variety of
different subjects from his first year in WWE.
said he would have liked to have learned more from
The Miz on Season 1 of NXT, he hasn't seen his infamous
2003 Velocity match against yellow-pants-wearing John
Cena "in years," and he won't use the Cattle
Mutilation submission on TV.
possibly wrestling Cena again: "I thought it
was a good match and it gets me excited because I
know we both progressed in our careers and if we ever
got to wrestle again it would be really good."
not using Cattle Mutilation on TV: "I didn't
really believe the Cattle Mutilation would get over
with the WWE Universe, and the reason why is because
it's such a TV-oriented product. There are a lot of
downfalls to it. You can't see the other guy's face,
and on top of that, it's very difficult to do it to
big guys; I don't have long arms."
Enough Returns, by Greg Tingle - 7th January 2011
officially announced on Monday that USA Network has
ordered ten episodes of the "Tough Enough"
series beginning Monday, April 4, the night after
Makes $45 Million For Host City
Conn., November 4, 2010 - World Wrestling Entertainment®
announced today that WrestleMania XXVI generated $45.1
million in economic impact for the greater Glendale/Phoenix
area, according to a study conducted by the Enigma
Research Corporation. WrestleMania also generated
close to $5 million in local, state and county taxes.
the past three years, WrestleMania has generated nearly
$150 million in cumulative economic impact for its
host cities and states, this despite the country experiencing
one of the worst economic periods in decades.
premiere event was an important addition to Glendale's
tourism industry and position as a leading sports
and entertainment destination, said Glendale
Mayor Elaine Scruggs. The $45 million boost
to our region created by WWE's fantastic fans makes
WrestleMania a valuable economic attraction for every
community host. We look forward to WWE returning to
capacity crowd of 72,219 fans from all 50 states and
26 countries attended WWEs pop culture extravaganza
this past March. Key highlights from the study included:
$45.1 million of direct, indirect and induced impact
derived from spending by non-locals visiting specifically
for WrestleMania XXVI.
- The economic impact derived from WrestleMania Week
equated to the creation of 510 full-time jobs for
- 63% of fans that attended WrestleMania were from
outside the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, with 53% staying
three nights or more.
- 60% of fans that came from out of state were from
California and Nevada.
- 58% of fans that attended WrestleMania were between
the ages of 20 and 40, and 23% were between the ages
of 5 and 19.
are very pleased that WrestleMania has once again
produced a significant economic windfall for its host
city. This is an incredible result in the face of
a challenging economy, and one that illustrates the
size and scope of WrestleMania Week, said John
P. Saboor, Senior Vice President of Special Events
for World Wrestling Entertainment. Our public
and private sector partners within the Glendale/Phoenix
area were exceptional hosts for the WWE Universe.
year, WrestleMania XXVII will take place Sunday, April
3 from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. Tickets go
on sale Saturday, November 13 at 10 AM EST through
the Georgia Dome box office, all Ticketmaster outlets,
www.ticketmaster.com or by calling
1-800-745-3000. The event will be broadcast on pay-per-view,
and viewed in more than 100 countries.
Enigma Research Corporation is an international consulting
firm which specializes in measuring the economic impact
of special events. Enigmas economists developed
a customized model which converted expenditures into
economic impact, employment created and taxes generated
as a result of the event.
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