I remember the Summer of 2008 very well. I had just graduated from college in May and I was treated to Iron Man, the first of the newly minted Marvel Studios films. It was followed in June by The Incredible Hulk, a film I liked as much, if not a little bit more. The Hulk was, of course, the biggest name Marvel Studios still retained, with Spider-Man and The X-Men off at other companies, making plenty of money. July soon rolled around and The Dark Knight was released. I saw it five times in theaters.
I remember thinking “Man, it’s a shame Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk had such stiff competition, I bet they would have been bigger.”
I guess, in my ignorance, I was right.
“Superstar” Billy Graham (c) w/ The Grand Wizard vs. “The Living Legend” Bruno Sammartino w/ “Golden Boy” Arnold Skaaland for the World Wide Wrestling Federation Championship, Special Guest Referee Gorilla Monsoon – Madison Square Garden, August 1st, 1977
Jason has slashed his way into pop culture.
Whether or not they’ve seen the films, pretty much everyone knows about the hockey mask wearing serial killer and the fanbase for the Friday the 13th franchise is massive. Many of us find ourselves debating which film is our favorite. However, there’s one Jason movie that is derided by most of fans. No, I’m not talking about the Platinum Dunes remake that came in 2009, I’m talking about Jason X!
One of the cooler things about Professional Wrestling, especially from a narrative view, is that it is an ever evolving, living story. One that began long ago, and will likely continue far into the future. Last year, we threw some predictions up on Facebook, and you guys seemed to dig it. Let’s see how we do predicting the plot points of this year’s Wrestlemania, essentially the end of season for the WWE.