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The Top 30 Moments in WrestleMania History – Part Two

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Football has the Super Bowl, film has the Academy Awards and for those of us who grew up fans of the lucrative world of sports entertainment that is WWE, professional wrestling has WrestleMania. The once-a-year spectacle has played host to some of the greatest moments in the company’s history. Every spring, followers of Vince McMahon’s brainchild are treated to an almost religious experience of high-profile matches and celebrity appearances.

The Top 30 Moments in WrestleMania History – Part One

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Football has the Super Bowl, film has the Academy Awards and for those of us who grew up fans of the lucrative world of sports entertainment that is WWE, professional wrestling has WrestleMania. The once-a-year spectacle has played host to some of the greatest moments in the company’s history. Every spring, followers of Vince McMahon’s brainchild are treated to an almost religious experience of high-profile matches and celebrity appearances.

Thank You, Rob

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Two weeks ago, I was heading up to Vanderbilt Medical Center to check up on my mother. She had been rushed from my uncle’s home in Franklin to the facility by ambulance. I called my friend Rob Carpenter, but got no answer. He lived less than a mile from the hospital, and I had stayed with him a few times before when I had been in town. I was thinking I’d probably have to use his couch on that evening …

“12 Years” claims Best Picture in the New Normal for Oscar

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“12 Years a Slave” won Best Picture at the 2014 Academy Awards, an honor rightfully bestowed on the film I, and many others, deemed the best one of the year. Steve McQueen’s slavery drama wasn’t the big winner of the night, though. That was “Gravity.” With seven wins, including Alfonso Cuaron’s Best Director victory, the innovative flick sweeped all of the major non-acting and non-writing categories. And yet, even with all that momentum, WB’s contender failed to get the top …

The Wise Guise 2014 Oscar Predictions

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The Oscars are finally here. Are you excited? You should be. For the first time in quite a few years, we seem to have an exciting race on our hands. “Gravity” earned a bunch of guild awards; could it be the first sci-fi film to win Best Picture? Or will the Academy go with the more traditional type of winner in “12 Years a Slave”? Oh, and there’s also “American Hustle” in the background, the early season favorite that could …

Why the Time is Right to Give Leo His Oscar

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Unquestionably, one of the biggest omissions on last year’s Oscar nominations was the absence of Leonardo DiCaprio in Best Supporting Actor for “Django Unchained.” The performance, regarded as one of his finest, was seen as a lock for some sort of recognition. Awards watchers didn’t expect the Academy to opt for the selection of his co-star Christoph Waltz instead, who would ultimately go on to win the award.