Well, that didn't take long. Tickets go on sale at high noon today for the Nov. 15 Bellator mixed martial arts grudge match between "Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Tito Ortiz and "The American Psycho" Stephan Bonnar, Bellator announced Thursday.
Whether you followed his career in wrestling or if you are following this master of hilarity threatening people with the "camel clutch" on Twitter, there's still much more to uncover about WWF legend the Iron Sheik. So much in fact, that he needed an entire documentary to fit it all in. At this year ... More >>
[Trendzilla] The arts-and-crafts festival brings a Sutra feel to a dowdy genre
Golden Gods Awards Club Nokia May 2, 2013 The Fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards show celebrating the heavy metal and hard rock community had some unplanned extra heaviness with the untimely passing of legendary Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. At the opening of this star filled extravaganza, h ... More >>
See Also: *Jerry "The King" Lawler's Top Five Musical Moments (Get Well Soon!)*Going for the Gold: Five 2012 Rap Songs To Inspire Our Olympic Team*Monday Night Raw's Six Most Memorable Music Moments Last week marked 25 years since the release of Piledriver: The Wrestling Album II. While its predece ... More >>
See Also: *House of Campaign - Five Rap Songs Looking For Your Vote *Going for the Gold: Five 2012 Rap Songs To Inspire Our Olympic Team*Monday Night Raw's Six Most Memorable Music Moments In an unsettling moment of reality last Monday night, WWE Hall of Fame wrestler, commentator and famed Andy K ... More >>
Everybody loves a play on words, ye heathen, so let's get this outta the way real quick-like: The OCeeker transformed his glorious person into the O'Sikher on a recent Wednesday night in Buena Park, when his graceful footfall blessed the grounds of Guru Nanak Sikh Temple of USA.He committed one fuck ... More >>
Hey, brotherrrrr, the WWE has apologized to Newport Coast NBA superstar and Olympian Kobe Bryant.For a joke.Nope, the punchline is not that pro wrestling, Vanessa Bryant's nails and Andrew Bynum's dedication to the Lakers are fake.
Tonight, television's longest running weekly episodic program, WWE's "Monday Night Raw" has its 1,000th episode. While the show's most known for its brawls in and out of the ring, the past 19 years have had plenty of unforgettable cameos from some of the biggest names in music. On this momentou ... More >>
I've attended nearly all of the previous 16 years of the annual Los Angeles Times books festivals, this one again on the campus of USC. There was that one year I missed, when the bibliochild was born and some friends, fellow writers and Santa Monica Review volunteers staffed the SMR booth, ... More >>
If you ever want to learn about ancient Jewish customs, your best bet locally is an evangelical church. Evangelicals love them some Jews, especially the ones whom they refer to as "completed", the kind that have accepted Jesus into their hearts. Yeppers, Judaism is the one Jesus-rejecting relig ... More >>
Last week, Cypress Hill released their single "Roll It, Light It" with dubstep sensation Rusko, and it wasn't pretty. This is not what hip-hop needed. With rap trending on a horrible downward spiral, we thought it would be a good time to name our eight worst hip-hop collaborations.
Aerosmith's Revolution XThis week, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place in Los Angeles, drawing fanfare and hype across the gaming world. The three-day trade fair is open to only vendors and developers, but it provokes the kind of suspense Apple fans feel before a major Steve Jobs annou ... More >>
According to TMZ, Macho Man Randy Savage died today in a car accident in Tampa, Florida. Florida Highway Patrol says Savage was "driving his 2009 Jeep Wrangler when he veered across a concrete median through oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a tree."The wrestling legend born Randall Ma ... More >>
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Steven-SlaterFormer Jet Blue employee Steven Slater became a household name this summer after quitting his job in epic fashion. It wasn't just another day on the job back August 9 when Slater got into an argument with a passenger over a package. He had finally had ... More >>
Pop-punk band market to the masses for fame and fortune
Shalom, everybody. The Killers of Comedy Show scheduled for Friday at the Grove of Anaheim has been canceled, somewhat mysteriously. Refunds available at the point of purchase.
The Ultimate Warrior was once one of the WWF's biggest stars, holding titles and even beating orange-tanned icon Hulk Hogan at 1990's Wrestlemania VI in Toronto. Things haven't gone quite so well for the guy since then, having legally changed his name to "Warrior" in 1993, saying that "queering does ... More >>
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Want to send a message to dad that you think he's a steroid-abusing drunk? Got twenty-five bucks? Boy, do we have the gift for you. In the embarrassing tradition of John Cena valentine T-shirts for women, and "Get Lit for the Holidays" tees featuring the company logo in Christmas lights (yes, I'm t ... More >>
Before anyone asks what this has to do with Orange County, I'll tell you: Headliner John Cena received his training right here in OC, at Rick Bassman's Ultimate Pro Wrestling. and Eight years ago, this year's co-headliner Triple H became the first ever "bad guy" to win the main event at WrestleMa ... More >>
Since I was getting hassled by security for the first hour because I mistakenly thought my press creds sort of implied I was bringing a camera to the Honda Center Monday night, staff writer Luke Thompson gives this report of the dark matches: "I got inside just in time to hear Hacksaw Jim Duggan’ ... More >>
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One would think sitting at an Anaheim Wal-Mart and signing copies of The Condemned would be a career low for former WWE champ Stone Cold Steve Austin. But the line winding through the store aisles and the chaos that was the Wal-Mart parking lot yesterday evening indicate otherwise. A friend and I ha ... More >>
Earlier this year, I got to meet former WWE champion Stone Cold Steve Austin for an exclusive OC Weekly interview. Many of my fellow wrestling fans were jealous. But now, they too can meet him. As can you. He's coming to Anaheim to herald the DVD release of his movie THE CONDEMNED, which comes out ... More >>
HOT ROD It's not exactly going out on a limb to say that Andy Samberg has been the best addition to the Saturday Night Live cast in a long time – he's been the main reason that for the first time since the dawn of the Internet age, fans actually started downloading video from the show. While Lorn ... More >>
Saturday night is costume contest time at Comic-Con.Let's try live-blogging this mofo while vaguely inebriated. Logging in a bit belatedly. Line for free nachoes was huge -- they went instantly. Most costumes so far are cute li'l kids as Huntress, Rayden/Scorpion from Mortal Kombat, other similar ... More >>
During his interview with OC Weekly, Austin touched on numerous subjects beyond his new movie career. There wasn't room enough to cover all of them in print; here, for the fans, he offers up some additional uncensored opinions. On rumors of a WWE-brand beer: Oh, we were going to come out with a be ... More >>
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