Pachter Gives The Nintendo NX A 40% Chance At Failing

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Originally posted on My Nintendo News:

Everyone’s favourite video game analyst Michael Pachter has once again spoken about the forthcoming NX platform from Nintendo. While he only knows as much as we do he says that the console has a 40% chance of failure and a positive 60% chance of success. Pachter believes that the platform will a mobile convergence device. That means it will be a hybrid between a home console and handheld.

Pachter sees the system’s outlook for profit as fairly positive. Overall, he estimates a 40 percent odd for failure and a 60 percent odd for success. While NX is being primed to launch late in a hardware cycle, he still says it could sell as many as 30 million units. To put that number into perspective, PS4 just passed the 30 million sales milestone since its release two years ago.

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10 Count! Fictional Comic Book Wrestlers

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SpiderManCrusherCoverWith the new wrestling-themed comic book Ringsidecoming out this month, and every other wrestling and comic book blog having already conducted an interview with Ringside creative team: Joe Keatinge and Nick Barber, I figured I would take a different approach to celebrate its debut. Instead, I’ll take a look at past notable comic book wrestlers. Here’s hoping Ringside’s new top draw is just as memorable or, at the very least, searchable on Google.

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Super savings on Chikara new releases through Cyber Monday!

Originally posted on Team Hellions:

Stock Up on All of Our Newest Releases!

Now, through Cyber Monday, we’ll give you $4 off every single video on (LIMIT: 7 per customer) including our very newest titles, like the just-published “Key Decisions”!
Our season finale is just 8 days away, take advantage of these huge savings and get all caught up on the latest from your pals at CHIKARA! Discount will be applied at checkout.

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Saturday, December 5th, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.

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CHIKARA Season Finale hits Philadelphia in just 11 days!

Originally posted on Team Hellions:

The Epic Conclusion of Season 15!
Hey CHIKARMY, it’s your pal Leonard F. Chikarason here, with the scoop on the Season 15 Finale! We’re less than 2 weeks away, and a new match has just been added to the card:

Earlier today, The Gentleman’s Club signed on for trios action against the recently-reunited Batiri (Obariyon/Kodama/Kobald)! It was just last week we saw Chuck Taylor featured on ESPN’s “Highly Questionable“, but now he’s headed to the 2300 Arena to lead Drew Gulak and Orange Cassidy into action!

The season-long “Challenge of the Immortals” round-robin has seen 90 matches hit the history books, and the finals are taking place on December 5th! The two top point-getters are on a collision course, as Princess KimberLee, Jervis Cottonbelly and Los Ice Creams (“Crown And Court”) are set to face The Wrecking Crew!…

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Tournament For Tomorrow Nov. 28 & 29

Originally posted on The Wrestling Professor:

TFT4 is going to be a huge event for our friends at Beyond Wrestling.  Give that Black Friday nonsense a pass and work off some of your Thanksgiving dinner by participating in these epic events.

Reprinted from Beyond Wrestling mailing:

Image: Beyond Wrestling

On TFT4 Weekend: Donovan Dijak is in the Spotlight

The Top Prospect set to take on both members of “Death by Elbow”

Tournament for Tomorrow is always one of the best weekends of the East Coast independent wrestling year.  It’s one of the premier tournaments in independent wrestling, as both a singles and tag team event.  This year, Beyond is combining the two and bringing everyone, who is anyone (who hasn’t taken a swing at DC), to Fete Music and letting the spirit of competition sort them out.   At this point everyone is already familiar with the fact that there will be both a singles, and…

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Ring of Honor Television Report for 11/25/2015 – Jay Lethal vs. Roderick Strong for the ROH Television Championship, Moose and Elgin vs. House of Truth, More

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Full Disclosure:  This is not a live, or delay live, report in the truest sense.  This is a review/report of the show as it aired in syndication on a local Sinclair broadcast channel over the weekend.  It is the same show that will air tonight on Destination America.  If you wish to watch spoiler-free, you can follow along as if it’s a live report just by watching how far you scroll through the report as the show airs.

Ring of Honor Weekly Television, Taped October 23, 2015 in Kalamazoo, MI
Aired November 25 on Destination America, and previously in ROH syndication.

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Save big with the Chikara Cyber Sale!

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Deep Discounts through Cyber Monday!
We’ve just launched a huge sale in our online store set to run through Cyber Monday, with many items discounted, some up to 50% off the regular price!

We’ve got new items, classic items, and this SPECIAL OFFER just for you: buy any 3 t-shirts from our online store byMonday, we’ll pack a mystery 4th t-shirt in with your order! (Just to brighten up your holiday shopping season.) Any order containing at least 3 t-shirts qualifies!


CHIKARA: Top Banana
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2300 S. Swanson St. :: Philadelphia, PA 19148
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Top Five Wrestling Turkeys of 2015

Originally posted on Ring the Damn Bell:

GobbledyGookerCraig Wilson, Brian Damage & Jamie Lithgow

In a nod to Thanksgiving, today we do our Top Five turkeys of 2015: a list of the top five garbage things that have happened/we’ve seen in wrestling this year. Last year’s Top Five Turkeys, which can be read here, featured, amongst other things, the return of Batista, the WWE Network’s belated UK launch and the 2014 Royal Rumble. So what will make this list this year?

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Throwback Thursday – Stone Cold vs Taker BEFORE WWE

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Originally posted on The World According to ZAH:

Throwback Thursday - UndertakerAfter celebrating “25 Years of the Undertaker” last weekend at Survivor Series, I thought it would be interesting to see some extremely old-school footage of him before taking on the “Dead Man” gimmick.

Mark Calaway debuted in World Class Championship Wrestling way back in 1984 under a mask as Texas Red. This is a classic match with Texas Red (with Percy Pringle…aka Paul Bearer) taking on the incredible BruiserBrody.

Five years later, after working in WCCW and Continental (among other territories), he moved on to Memphis to join the USWA with Dutch Mantell (aka Zeb Colter) as his manager. His gimmick was called The Master of Pain, which was a character who was fresh out of the Atlanta State Penitentiary after serving five years (much in solitary confinement) for killing two men in a fight. Riiiiiight…

During this time, he also worked…

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Tommy Gilbert Passes Away

Originally posted on Mind Of Carnage:


Tommy Gilbert, the patriarch of the Gilbert wrestling family and a star for a number of wrestling territories, passed away this morning.

Gilbert, who was 75 years old, was a headliner in the Memphis territory for many years and worked a number of other Southern wrestling territories including Continental, Florida and Puerto Rico’s WWC.

Gilbert held a number of titles including the Florida Heavyweight championship and the WWC Caribbean Heavyweight championship as well as countless Tag Team championships.

Gilbert’s sons Eddie and Doug followed him into the business, following their father to become legitimate stars in the Memphis area as well and beyond, working for The NWA, Global and other promotions.

MindofCarnage would like to express our deepest condolences to the Gilbert family as well as Tommy’s friends and fans.

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Captain America: Civil War – Trailer World Premiere

Originally posted on The NEw Yuth :


This is the worldwide exclusive trailer debut for Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War.

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Tintin scholar appointed as UK’s first Professor of Graphic Fiction

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Originally posted on Graphic Policy:

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Lancaster University has appointed renowned French graphic novelist and critic Benoit Peeters as its Visiting Professor in Graphic Fiction and Comic Art, the first such appointment in the UK. The news was announced by Professor Simon Guy on Wednesday 25th November.

The new post represents a significant investment in the academic significance of comic art by the University and has been created in close working partnership with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival (LICAF).

Additional support has been provided by Wallonia Brussels International (WBI).

The three-year appointment will see Mr Peeters deliver a series of lectures, run creative writing workshops, and supervise post-graduate students.

Benoit Peeters is a world-renowned authority on Hergé and Tintin, having written Tintin and the World of Hergé and Hergé’s biography, Hergé, Son Of Tintin.

He is also author of  biographies about 19th century comics…

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Conor McGregor rips Donald Trump over Ronda Rousey comments

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Originally posted on For The Win:

After Holly Holm destroyed Ronda Rousey at UFC 193, Donald Trump was one of many people to celebrate Rousey’s loss. Trump tweeted after the fight that he was happy Rousey lost her title.

UFC interim light heavyweight champion Conor McGregor is one of the most outspoken fighters in the sport, so when TMZ Sports asked him about Trump’s comments, he didn’t hold back.

Via Rolling Stone:

“It’s easy for someone that’s not in there to comment, but it’s different when you’re in there. The emotions are high. It is what it is. You either want to touch gloves or you don’t. That means nothing, so Donald can shut his big, fat mouth. I don’t give a [expletive] about Donald Trump.”

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Alman on Rockhold vs. Weidman

Originally posted on Mr. Stover's Desk :

Chris Weidman takes on what could be the toughest test of his title reign when he faces Luke Rockhold.

Weidman defeat former UFC champions, but now he takes on a former Strikeforce titleholder. In the other corner, Rockhold is riding a four-fight winning streak that includes finishes over Lyoto Machida and Michael Bisping. Like every good title fight there’s some bad blood between the two.

Although most of the attention will be focused on the fight between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor, I think Weidman vs. Rockhold could be “Fight of the Night.” Both fighters are pretty well rounded and have fought some tough competition.

Weidman has gained a lot of momentum since he defeated Anderson Silva to win the middleweight title. Losing to Rockhold could easily take that away.

My thought is this fight will go the distance with Weidman coming out on top. He’s got a good ground…

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The prevalence of injury in Kendo

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Kendo is a Japanese martial art analogous to fencing, which is becoming increasingly popular worldwide. The large number of participants creates a need to assess injury patterns to better train them. The purpose of this study is to describe current injury rates in kendo and compare these rates to other martial arts.

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Notes In Observance – ROH Wrestling 11/18/15: The King Bids Farewell

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Originally posted on Pro Wrestling Opinion:

Image provided courtesy of Ring Of Honor. Image provided courtesy of Ring Of Honor.

By Nicholas Jason Lopez

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.

(Aired 11/18/15)

The King Bids Farewell 

– For what it’s worth, the Silas Young-Boys cold opener of him forcing them to do “manly” things like changing a car tire and using “manitizer” (aka spitting into your hands and rubbing them together) was worth a good laugh. This was some of the stuff we imagined the moment Young won their “service” at All-Star Extravaganza VII.

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Can ICW become the number 2 world wrestling promotion?

Originally posted on ProWrestlingVoice:


(I originally wrote this article for so be sure to check them out!)

For those of you who do not know, ICW stands for Insane Championship Wrestling! They are a wrestling promotion that comes from Glasgow, Scotland! However, over the past couple of years they have been expanding at a rapid pace, they have toured the United Kingdom a couple of times and most recently they just completed their 2015 tour with their largest show to date, at the SECC arena in Glasgow, in front of 4000 fans, 4000 wrestling fans!

This was the largest gate to a british wrestling promotion since the 1980s and ICW will not stop there! They are still continuing to grow! They have already announced that in November of 2016 they will break the record they just set and will be wrestling at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow! A 13000 seat arena! The same…

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Paragon Pro Wrestling Announces Television Move on the Heels of TNA/Pop TV Deal

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Originally posted on

On the heels of the news that TNA Impact Wrestling having struck a deal with Pop TV, Paragon Pro Wrestling announced that they are going to be shifting their television agreements.

This coming Saturday, November 21, will be the final broadcast of Paragon Pro Wrestling on Pop TV.  The press release, found on their Facebook page and posted below, announced that they will be expanding their reach to four networks, Pop TV not being among them.  The show will air on Tuff TV in a midnight EST time slot, as well as weekly airing on Fight Net, Yoo Too America, Dish Network, and Detroit-based WADL TV.

The full announcement is below, and you can check your local listings for times and channels in your area.

For Immediate Release

Paragon Pro Wrestling Expands Its Broadcast to Multiple Networks
November 19, 2015 – Las Vegas, NV

Paragon Pro Wrestling will begin airing…

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November to Dismember.

Originally posted on headlocksandhighheels:

Saturday 11/14/15 UPW had our November show fittingly called “November to Dismember.”

Memorable matches:

“Tigerslayer 08 defeated The HomeWreckers and UPW Tag Team Champions The Rochester Wrecking Crew in a triple threat match to become new champions.”

Okay I’m so happy that my boys finally have some gold. Huge congratulations to Phil and Krist. Great match with a very happy ending.

And “‘The Amazing Canadian’ Lionel Knight defeated Space Monkey”

Great match by both men. Very fun to watch. Space Monkey is a trip and I’m glad he keeps coming back.

All in all it was a great fun show and had a lot of excitement and we are praying that Mattick has a good and speedy recovery.

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A First Look at Wonder Woman

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Originally posted on Graphic Policy:

wonderwomanfirstlookFolks have been waiting, but the filming for Wonder Woman is under way. Warner Bros. has announced that production is underway in the UK, France, and Italy, and the film will be out in 2017.

Actress Gal Gadot has posted a photo of herself in her superhero outfit on Twitter and Facebook.

The film will be directed by Patty Jenkins and the cast includes Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman and Chris Pine as Captain Steve Trevor. Other casting without specific roles include Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui, Elena Anaya, and Lucy Davis.

As Gadot says, this is something almost 75 years in the making…

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CM Punk Talks About New Day Being The Only Reason He Watches Wrestling & More

Originally posted on Mind Of Carnage:


CM Punk did a Q&A at a special screening of “They Live” last month to celebrate the life of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. One of the questions was about the last time he watched a full-length wrestling show and his thoughts on The New Day.

Punk talked about The New Day in the first video and Roddy Piper in the second video, which can be seen here:

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A ‘Star Trek’ Fan Group Is Handing Out Scholarships To The Most Hardcore Trekkers

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Originally posted on UPROXX:


Any student or disgruntled parent can vouch that paying for school is incredibly difficult and agonizing. However, if you are a Star Trek fan (commonly referred to as a “Trekker” or “Trekkie”), there is a silver lining of hope. Starfleet International, which is a huge order of Trekkers, offers several yearly scholarships for fans. This means that all the mad devotion — to the adventures of those who boldly went where no one else has gone before — will pay off.

Since 1990, Starfleet International has been offering $1000 scholarships for every winner that gets selected. The scholarships are separated into five different categories, and the applications are quickly reviewed by a SFI group which will then ask a brief question about the applicant’s involvement in the Star Trek community as a Trekker. This question appears to be the most important factor into deciding who will receive the scholarship…

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Triple H Issues Latest Response on ISIS Threat and Survivor Series

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Originally posted on chokedoutradio:

Sourced from

Below is the latest twitter response from Triple H about the threat of

an terrorist attack by ISIS at Survivor Series:

“Federal, state and local law enforcement authorities have confirmed there is no specific or credible information involving a threat against tomorrow’s WWE Survivor Series at Philips Arena. However, WWE and Philips Arena have coordinated with the appropriate agencies and law enforcement, and significantly increased security measures to ensure the safety of all those in attendance, which is our highest priority. Doors will open at 6 p.m. to help fans avoid any delays in entering the arena due to the additional precautionary security procedures put in place. Fans are encouraged to take public transportation (MARTA) to the event and are advised that bags will not be permitted in the arena.”

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