Pop culture means different things to different people. It covers music, TV, movies, gaming and more. The beauty of pop culture is that it connects people together and Manchester has all kinds of attractions for geeks, gamers, metal heads, comic fans and everything in between. Manchester caters to all walks of life, which is why I’ve put together a pop culture guide for anyone who’s looking to embrace an alternative kind of trip. Continue reading “A Pop Culture Guide To Manchester”
As an industry, wrestling has produced some of the most memorable moments in pop culture history. People all over the world remember the exploits of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Shawn Michaels, Triple H and The Undertaker. They were guys who put the WWE on the map during the Attitude Era. But the wrestler who’s stuck with me the most is Edge. The Rated R Superstar grafted for years to get to the top of the company until he was forced to retire because of a neck injury.
So, when Edge came on a UK tour with Inside The Ropes, you know I had to be there. I saw Living On The Edge: An Evening With Adam Copeland at the Comedy Store in Manchester. Hosted by Kenny McIntosh, the event was everything I’d hoped for and more. Continue reading “Living On The Edge: An Evening With Adam Copeland Review: Pure Entertainment”
In the past decade, the wrestling industry has changed for the better. Brands like NXT have provided a platform for indie stars to shine in front of worldwide audiences. The likes of Pete Dunne, Ricochet, Adam Cole and Velveteen Dream have flourished on the black and gold brand. WWE decided to take it a step further by introducing NXT UK. Wrestlers from all over the UK have the chance to build their credibility on a grander stage. Here’s what I’ve thought of NXT UK so far. Continue reading “How NXT UK Is Shaping The Future Of British Wrestling”
The wrestling world is filled with performers who’ve dedicated themselves to being the best, especially on the independent circuit. The indie scene has produced many big names, including Daniel Bryan, Pete Dunne, and Johnny Gargano. But what does it take to be a main event superstar? Who has what it takes to be the next top guy? Who can carry the WWE for the next decade and beyond? Look no further than Adam Cole (BAY BAY). Continue reading “Why Adam Cole (BAY BAY) Is The Future Of The WWE”
Fans of wrestling appreciate a lot about the business, from the quality of matches, to the characters they root for. The connection that wrestlers have with the fans comes down to the way they carry themselves, with poses being a big deal. Wrestling poses are responsible for some of the biggest pops in history and there have been plenty of iconic taunts that have electrified the crowd. I’m looking into five poses that have become timeless and enhance the feeling of a match. Continue reading “5 Iconic Wrestling Poses That Have Defined A Generation”
When it comes to improving mental health, people have their own coping methods. Some might choose to exercise, while others may like helping others with their issues. As someone who experiences anxiety, I’ve found wrestling to be a positive influence on my mental health. Not only has the WWE inspired me to pursue things I’m interested in, but it’s enabled me to build closer relationships.
Not every superhero starts off as a hero. Some characters need to find their own way, coming from a dark place before finding their way to the light. Songbird is a character that started off as a villain, but transitioned into a courageous team player, becoming leader of the Thunderbolts. Having come from a rough background, Songbird is an underrated, complex character that evolved into the best version of herself. But what are her origins and where did her change of heart come from?
When it comes to the wrestling industry, you have all kinds of people who are into the phenomenon of wrestlers busting their asses in the ring to entertain fans around the world. The WWE is the biggest game in town, but the independent wrestling scene is thriving as well. Much of this is thanks to the efforts of various indie wrestling promotions, like the Millennium Wrestling Federation.
I was lucky enough to attend Wrestlemania 34 and met MWF founder Dan Maride, who was sitting next to me in the crowd. Dan was extremely knowledgeable about the business and I couldn’t resist interviewing him for The Comic Vault. Read on to hear his thoughts about the indie wrestling scene, his relationship with the WWE and why it’s hell on earth being a wrestling promoter.
As a sport, wrestling is one of the most demanding professions in world. It requires constantly being on the road, improving your skills and putting your body on the line for the entertainment of others. The men and women who’ve dedicated their lives to doing it are extremely gifted and their passion is admirable.
WWE wrestler Daniel Bryan gave his all to doing what he loved, and when he was forced to retire a couple of years ago, it was a blow to the industry. For Bryan, it caused him to sink into depression, which he’s been vocal about in the past. So when it was announced Bryan was medically cleared to wrestle again, fans around the world gave a collective ‘YES, YES, YES.’ But it also shed a light on depression and how it can be overcome by surrounding yourself with positive experiences and never giving up.
Pop culture is an exciting phenomenon that connects people all over the world through a love of fictional worlds and characters. Some of the best places to experience it are comic cons, which is why I was excited to attend two in March: Liverpool Comic Con and Birmingham Comic Con. Both events were carried out back to over two weekends. I was at Liverpool Con on the 10th Match and Birmingham Con on the 17th March. Both events were different, with each being enjoyable for different reasons. Here are my thoughts on both and why I think everyone who loves pop culture should attend a comic con.