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2014 WWE WrestleMania Reading Challenge wrap-up

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Last week, WWE Superstars and Divas visited Langston Hughes Academy Elementary school in New Orleans, LA for the annual WrestleMania Reading Challenge event in conjunction with The Pearson Foundation and the Young Adult Library Services Association. Children in the school gathered in the gymnasium, where they were able to meet AJ Lee, Cody Rhodes, and Stephanie McMahon after learning about the We Give Books ReadMobile and how it travels the country promoting literacy. The Superstars took turns reading a book called Otis by Loren Long, about a little tractor who could.

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WWE Network stress testing this week leading in to WrestleMania 30

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Home Entertainment, Internet,

WrestleMania 30 wwe network

The WWE Network, announced at CES 2014, went live on February 24th--and it crashed hard. The company has had about 5 weeks to fix all the issues (and not all have been fixed as of press time,) and stress test the MLBAM servers in anticipation of what many believe to be the "make or break" event for the unique live streaming service that's paired with a vast on-demand content vault.

On April 6th, WWE presents WrestleMania XXX, which will be the very first live pay-per-view event that is broadcast on the WWE Network. It just so happens to also be the biggest event of the year for pro wrestling, as WrestleMania is seen as the Super Bowl of wrestling. The company has been broadcasting live programming several times per week in order to get a handle on load, but WrestleMania is a beast all its own. To prepare, the WWE Network will be doing daily live shows this week, along with a two-hour pre-show before WrestleMania begins. We've got the full schedule of special events that'll air on the WWE Network this week, below.

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WWE Network programming lineup revealed

WWE Network

WWe has unveiled its initial programming lineup for the WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 hybrid streaming network with content vault, highlighted by WrestleMania 30 on Sunday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m. ET live from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. WWE is looking to make some big moves, also including for the first time ever, the WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony entirety, live on Saturday, April 5 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

The WWE Network will officially launch on Monday, Feb. 24 at 9:00 a.m. ET, and fans will instantly have access to live programming and the most comprehensive WWE video-on-demand library upon signing up at WWE.com for $9.99 per month with six-month commitment. Content will be viewable through the WWE App on connected devices, including Roku, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Apple TV, and Xbox 360. Portable devices can also get in the action, as the Network will also be available on iOS devices, including Apple iPad and iPhone, Amazon’s Kindle Fire devices, and Android devices, as well as on desktops and laptops through WWE.com.

We've got the full content lineup for you after the break.

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TV on DVD: May 4, 2010

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday:

Dirt Season 2 DVD

  • According to Jim (Season 2)
  • Dirt (Season 2)
  • Doctor Who: The Curse of Peladon (Story 61)
  • Doctor Who: The Masque of Mandragora (Story 86)
  • Doctor Who: The Monster of Peladon (Story 73) (Story 73)
  • Dragon Ball (Season 4)
  • The Facts of Life (Season 4)
  • Fallen (TV Movie)
  • Fallen: The Beginning
  • Fallen: The Destiny
  • Hamlet (BBC movie)
  • The Honeymooners: Second Honeymoon (TV Special)
  • The Honeymooners: Valentine Special (TV Special)

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TV on DVD: May 19, 2009

True Blood Season 1 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • 8 Simple Rules (Season 2)
  • 24 (Season 7)
  • Dragon Ball Z (Season 9)
  • Friday Night Lights (Season 3)
  • The Guild (Seasons 1 & 2)
  • Peyton Place (Part One)
  • Sister, Sister (Season 2)
  • True Blood (Season 1)
  • WWE: Wrestlemania XXV (25th Anniversary)

Click here to see the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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THQ WWE SmackDown Vs. Raw 2009

WWE SmackDown vs. RawCan’t get enough wrestling action from the tube? THQ is launching its latest title “WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009” this week. Included in the roster are Dusty Rhodes, Randy Orton, Johnny Swagger and Beth Phoenix. In all there are over 60 wrestlers. Gamers can create custom finishing moves as well as images and highlight reels to share with others. Look for the launch of “WWE Legends of Wrestlemania” next April with 40 superstars and managers. You can pre-order Smackdown now for Xbox Live, Playstation 2, Wii, or Nintendo DS at a price of $39.99.

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Florida Citrus Bowl hosts WrestleMania XXIV this Sunday

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Florida Citrus Bowl

Above is a view of downtown Orlando, Florida from the Citrus Bowl Stadium. This will be the home of WrestleMania XXIV in just four days. I flew in, and am now in town. If any of our readers are out here and going to the event, feel free to let us know in the comments, and we will hook up. I’ve been here in Florida for three days now, just taking in the sights. In a few days, you may even be able to find our WrestleMania thoughts here.


Wrestlemania XXIV to Be a Star-Studded Event

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Music, Sports, Television,

Snoop DoggWhen did wrestling become so hip?

Okay - I admittedly am not a fan of the ‘sport’, so when I hear something related to the letters WWE, I usually flip the channel.  But when the topic starts invading shows like Project Runway, you kind of have to take notice.

While I don’t find it surprising that and Dancing with the Stars’ Floyd Mayweather have been linked to this year’s Wrestlemania event, others names seem a bit out of place.

First off, John Legend is scheduled to perform during the March 30 Wrestlemania XXIV spectacular in Orlando.  The R&B singer, yes R&B, will get the program started with his rendition of “America the Beautiful.”  Then there’s Raven-Symone.  The star will host a ‘wish-granting event’ during that same weekend.

Disney and wrestling?  When did I become so uncool?

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WWE RAW Reflections (12/3)

Jericho and Orton face offWWE Monday Night RAW opens with “Y2J” Chris Jericho in the ring doing his whole “me want title shot” schtick. Jericho replays the video of WWE Champion Randy Orton accepting Jericho’s challenge for Armageddon. Orton comes out and it’s pretty much more of the same. The two get in each others faces - threat, threat, threat - and it almost comes to blows. Of course, Regal comes out and stops them. Orton and Jericho will pick each other’s opponents for the night. It would make sense for them to make Jericho face Flair. Now, that would be a good match. Instead, Jericho will face Umaga. Orton will face off against Shawn Michaels. Not bad main events!

After the jump, three WWE legends and an “Attitude Era” tag team make surprise “returns”!

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Trump Keeps His Hair After Wrestling Bet

Trump Shaves McMahon

Did you think this could go down any other way than Trump walking away with a full head of hair? If you weren’t aware of the “Battle of the Billionaires” that went down between Donald Trump and World Wrestling Entertainment owner Vince McMahon, the two had a wrestling match where the winner would keep their hair intact. Sounds kind of interesting, although neither got in the ring and did the actual fighting—they had representatives handle the “wrestling” for them. In the end, the winner was Trump, who got to shave McMahon’s head. The little stunt didn’t do too shabby either—the pay-per-view event drew mega viewership. The billionaires did manage to get in on the action a little, with Trump taking a few jabs at McMahon and Trump recieving a Stone Cold Stunner from “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. We have to wonder if bald Trump would be better than comb-over Trump though.

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