Michael B. Jordan on Why Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Isn't in Creed 3

Michael B. Jordan on Why Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Isn't in Creed 3

Creed 3 star and director Michael B. Jordan has shed some light as to why Sylvester Stallone will not be appearing in the next entry of the Rocky spin-off series. Speaking to IGN’s Jim Vejvoda while promoting Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, Jordan revealed that one of the main reasons Stallone won’t be returning is that this is a Creed franchise, and they “really want to build this story and this world around [Adonis] moving forward.” [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2018/11/07/the-rocky-creed-saga-in-7-minutes”] “Yeah, I think that Sly let it be known that he wasn’t coming back for this one but I think, you know, his essence and his spirit… there’s always going to be a little bit of Rocky within Adonis,” Jordan said. “But this is a Creed franchise, and we really want to build this story and this world around him moving forward. So, it’s always respect and always a shit-ton of love for what he’s built, but we really want to push and navigate Adonis forward and the family that he created. So, hopefully you guys will love what I’m thinking… what we’re cooking up. I think it’s going to be something special.” Stallone’s rep officially confirmed that he would not be returning for Creed 3 earlier this week, and this news follows Stallone’s post on Instagram in 2018 when he said he was retiring the character and thanked everyone for “taking the Rocky family into their hearts for over 40 years.” Stallone played Rocky in eight films, directed four of them, and served as a writer or co-writer on all the Rocky films and Creed II. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/04/06/without-remorse-final-trailer”] As for Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, the Jordan-led action film is set to debut on Amazon Prime on April 30, 2021. Jordan stars as John Kelly, a Navy SEAL who goes on a path to avenge his wife’s murder only to find himself inside of a larger conspiracy. This film is an adaptation of Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse from 1993. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected] Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.
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Bianca Belair Makes WWE History With 2021 Wrestlemania 37 Main Event

Bianca Belair Makes WWE History With 2021 Wrestlemania 37 Main Event

Bianca Belair made WWE history tonight as she is the first woman to main event her first super bowl of WWE PPVs at Wrestlemania 37. Having won the Women’s Royal Rumble this year, Bianca earned a championship match against whoever the champion would be at the time, and when it was announced that she and Banks would be the main event, she made herself the first woman on a very exclusive list.Stephanie McMahon: Sasha Banks And Bianca Belair Will Headline Night One Of WrestleMania 37 https://t.co/c6KDaigDBG — Fightful Wrestling (@FightfulWrestle) April 9, 2021The only WWE stars who had a main event spot for the first time at the big dance, outside the initial four performers at Wrestlemania I are Brock Lesnar, Ted Dibiase, and Sgt. Slaughter. Brock debuted in 2002 after Wrestlemania 18, and main evented with Kurt Angle the next year for the WWE Championship. Both Slaughter and Dibiase had just joined the company at their respective times and found themselves in the main events of Wrestlemania IV and VII respectively.Obviously, this isn’t counting the one-off celebrity match between Lawrence Taylor and Bam Bam Bigelow at Wrestlemania XI, as neither made another appearance, but when we’re talking about how historical the match between Sasha and Bianca actually was, it’s substantially more when you add this element to it.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Bad Bunny Makes Wrestlemania Debut

Bad Bunny Makes Wrestlemania Debut

Multi-platinum rapper and performing artist Bad Bunny made his Wrestlemania debut at Wrestlemania 37 in a tag team match with Damien Priest against The Miz and John Morrison. Bad Bunny, real name Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, had already made a splash in the company capturing its 24/7 Championship and even taking it to SNL.The match started with a grand entrance with dozens of Easter Bunnies before Miz and Morrison hit the ring. Priest came down to the ring with standard fair, but Bunny came out riding on top of a semi-truck. Bunny started the match off against Miz and managed to get some offense in against the former WWE Champion. He managed to hit a flying crossbody on his opponents on the outside. Eventually Bunny nailed a top rope crossbody with help from Priest lifting Miz on his shoulders, almost like the Legion of Doom preparing for the Doomsday Device to pin Miz for the win. Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Wrestlemania 37 Was Delayed Due to Thunderstorm

Wrestlemania 37 Was Delayed Due to Thunderstorm

Update: Wrestlemania had been delayed to inculcate weather. After WWE Chairman Vince McMahon came out to welcome back fans and was supposed to start the show after America The Beautiful, fans inside the Raymond James Stadium were asked to come back inside. This is the first time in Wrestlemania, and maybe WWE history, that there’s been a rain delay for a live event. There was a Monday Night Raw that was canceled years back with a blizzard that rolled into Denver, but never with fans actively at a pay-per-view.After the delay was confirmed, they cut to various superstars cutting promos and hyping up their respective matches, including Drew McIntyre and Bobby Lashley who even said that if the match has to be fought backstage, they’ll do it. Around 8:30 PM ET, the promo package for Lashley vs. McIntyre began playing, as the severe weather has passed.Original story: Wrestlemania 37 faced a possible delay from a huge thunderstorm that rolled into Tampa early Saturday evening. Fans were reporting and tweeting about having to relocate and getting weather alerts while entering Raymond James Stadium.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Wrestlemania 37: Huge Thunderstorm In Tampa Leads Twitter To Make Jokes, Vince McMahon Memes

Wrestlemania 37: Huge Thunderstorm In Tampa Leads Twitter To Make Jokes, Vince McMahon Memes

Wrestlemania 37 faced a possible delay from a huge thunderstorm that rolled into Tampa early Saturday evening. Fans were reporting and tweeting about having to relocate and getting weather alerts while entering Raymond James Stadium.Eventually, fans were allowed back in, and as the saying goes, the show must go on. However, WWE fans and even some personnel had some fun in the meantime trying to make the most out of this dreary situation.The scenes inside Raymond James Stadium at the height of the storm that has been passing through Tampa 😬 #WrestleMania [via @SimonTHFC9983] pic.twitter.com/S414ZhZPq6 — GiveMeSport WWE & Wrestling (@GMS_WWE) April 10, 2021Vince McMahon beat God in a wrestling match in 2006 (i think that was the year), and son of a bitch, Vince did again. Lightning storm in Tampa? Vanished. — Devin Thee Stallion (@Dvonheat) April 10, 2021As far the storm goes in Tampa, I think this is God’s way of sayin that he really wants to see The Undertaker wrestle at #WrestleMania — WellsMania Podcast (@WellsMania) April 10, 2021Vince handling the storm in Tampa. @SimpsonsWWE #WrestleMania pic.twitter.com/VjtWpO9HCh — Euge (@fewgene) April 10, 2021Of course, WWE producer Hurricane Shane Helms having the most fun and still on the clock.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Wrestlemania 37 Night 1 Results, Review, And Recap

Wrestlemania 37 Night 1 Results, Review, And Recap

WWE’s Wrestlemania 37 will be the biggest PPV event for the company throughout 2021. Numerous championships will be defended, feuds will come to an end, and the walking BBQ zombie The Fiend will get revenge on Randy Orton–as Orton set The Fiend on fire months ago. Like last year, Wrestlemania 2021 will be a two-night event, taking place tonight and on Sunday. Check out the live results for the show and reviews of each match from Night 1, as they happen below.Months of preparation, story building, and production design have gone into this year’s Wrestlemania, which takes place at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. This is the home of the NFL team the Buccaneers, so hopefully, WWE puts the giant pirate ship inside the stadium to good use–because why wouldn’t you? In the US, if you want to watch Wrestlemania, you’ll need to be signed up for a premium Peacock account, NBCUniversal’s streaming service.As Wrestlemania 37 is a two-night event, the 14 matches for the PPV have been split between the two nights. On Night 1, there will be three championship matches. And the rumor is that Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair will be the main event of the evening. However, we’ll have to wait and see if that’s true. Check out the Night 1 match card below.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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