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  • Classic Wrestling Match of the Week
    Wednesday’s are now Classics Appreciation Wednesday’s here on Vortex Effect, and that means old school wrestling gets some love too. This week we’re going all the way back to 1950, but I should stress that the Match of the Week won’t always be quite that old school. Most weeks will probably feature a match from either the 70s or the 80s. This week’s match features a true pioneer who became mainstream and one of the most recognizable stars the industry has ever [...]
  • Vortex Effect Site Announcement
    Quick site announcement here. This Wednesday, we’re starting “Classics Appreciation Wednesday’s” here on Vortex Effect. As a result, the “Now Gaming” feature will be moving to a new day. To start with, beginning this Wednesday, we’ll have four features: Classic Gaming Quick Review Classic Wrestling Match of the Week Classic Music Spotlight TCM Movie of the Week In January, we’ll be bringing back the old “Classic Cinema Wednesday” [...]
  • New Game Releases
    Here’s the rundown of new games releasing this week. November 17th: – Star Wars Battlefront (PS4, XONE, PC) – Sword Art Online: Lost Song (PS4, PSV) – Monster High: New Ghoul in School (Wii U, X360, PS3) – Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends (PS4, XONE, Wii U, PS3, X360, 3DS) – Moco Moco Friends (3DS) – Stella Glow (3DS) – Dead Pool (XONE, PS4) – HTR+ Slot Car Simulator (PSV) – Super Star Wars (PS4) November 18th: – Hard [...]
  • In Theaters This Week
    Looking to hit the theater this week but don’t know what to see? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a look at the new releases hitting the big screen this week. As always, not everything on the list is playing in all areas, so check your local box office to see exactly what’s coming to your area. Monday, November 16th: 3:13 – From living a normal life to surviving homelessness in the city of Miami, Peter is a victim of the turbulent U.S. recession during late 2000’s. A drama [...]
  • Blu-ray Releases
    We live in the age of streaming, and yet if you're a true videophile then you know that physical media is just vastly superior to the streaming options. You spent all that money on that nice TV, why not spend some on Blu-rays to watch with superior video and audio quality? Plus you don't have all that nasty compression, and you get to enjoy a higher bitrate. These are new releases coming to Blu-ray this week. [...]
  • WWE Network Pick of the Week
    Early this morning, news broke that one of the all time greats in the wrestling industry, Nick Bockwinkel, passed away at the age of 80 due to health issues. Bockwinkel had a career that spanned over four decades and he was a mainstay and top draw for the American Wrestling Association, holding the AWA Championship on four occasions. Outside of AWA, in his retired from active competition years, Bockwinkel worked for WWE as a road agent and occassional commentator, and for WCW as the on-screen [...]
  • Weekend Box Office Report
    Weak competition last week meant that “Spectre” and “The Peanuts Movie” got to stay in the top two spots at the box office over the weekend. “Spectre” held strong in the top spot for the second straight week, bringing in over $35.4 million, bringing its domestic gross up to $130,700,181 and its total worldwide gross to over $543,800,181. “The Peanuts Movie” meanwhile pulled in $24.2 million to hold on to the second spot, bringing its domestic [...]
  • Nick Bockwinkel
    Some sad news came out early this morning that one of the all-time greats in professional wrestling, AWA legend and WWE Hall-of-Famer Nick Bockwinkel, has passed away at age 80. The news was first reported by Morgan Dollar, the Executive Vice President of the Cauliflower Alley Club, an organization which Bockwinkel was once President of. You can see their announcement below: It is with a heavy heart the Cauliflower Alley Club announces that “The Greatest AWA World Champion of All Time” and [...]
  • Top 5 Countdown
    Welcome to the first installment of a new weekly list feature here on Vortex Effect. Each Thursday, we’ll be counting down the top five something from the world of video games, movies, television, or wrestling. For this first installment, I can think of no one better for the “top five” spotlight to shine on than the incomparable Audrey Hepburn. So with that said, ladies and gentlemen, these are the Top 5 Audrey Hepburn Films. This has been a feature idea I’ve been [...]
  • WWE Smackdown Preview
    Here’s a non-spoiler rundown of the matches taped on Tuesday in Manchester, England for tonight’s WWE Smackdown television show. Braun Strowman vs. Fandango. King Barrett vs. Neville in a WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament match. Ryback vs. Kalisto in a WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament match. Alberto Del Rio vs. Stardust in a WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament match. The Uso Brothers vs. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan. Smackdown airs tonight at 7pm CT [...]
  • Now Gaming banner
    Over the course of the last several days, a number of big release titles have dropped. Friday saw the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Yesterday, Fallout 4 and the currently Xbox One exclusive Rise of the Tomb Raider released. I’m not playing any of that though (I’ll get to Fallout 4 soon enough). Right now I’m doing my first PS4 play-through of a great entry in my favorite franchise. I’m playing Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. I played, beat, and loved [...]

    WWE RAW 11/9/15 Spoilers

    November 9, 2015

    Tonight’s RAW was taped earlier today in Manchester, England. Below are the match results for tonight’s show, so don’t continue reading if you do not wish to be spoiled. Roman Reigns defeated Big Show in a WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament match. Kevin Owens beat Titus O’Neil in a WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament match. Becky Lynch beat Paige. Dolph Ziggler beat The Miz in a WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament match. Natalya beat Naomi. [...]
  • WWE RAW Preview banner
    Tonight, WWE storms into the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England for a huge edition of Monday Night Raw! Last Wednesday, Seth Rollins suffered a torn ACL and MCL during a show in Dublin, Ireland. As a result, he will be out of action for six to nine months and has vacated the WWE Championship. Tonight, a tournament will begin to crown a new WWE Champion at Survivor Series. The show is currently being taped right now in the UK, and we’ll have the spoilers a little later this evening. [...]
  • WWE 2K16

    Review: WWE 2K16

    November 9, 2015

    My confidence is now restored in this series and I'm excited for the direction it's headed in. In a number of ways these games are better than the real life product because we as fans can make the product the way we want it [...]
  • In Theaters This Week
    Looking to hit the theater this week but don’t know what to see? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a look at the new releases hitting the big screen this week. Friday, November 13th: The 33 – In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine. Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as [...]
  • Weekend Box Office Report
    Two big films hit the big screen this weekend, and luckily for the industry they gave a sluggish box office a bounce back. Spectre, the latest James Bond film, alone brought in over $73 million in its opening weekend, nearly topping the combined total of the previous week’s box office haul. The Peanuts Movie wasn’t terribly far behind, taking the number two spot with a respectable $45 million. The Martian, which had been #1 for four of its first five weeks, slid to the number three [...]

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