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Preacher S01E06: Sundowner – Even when everyone talks it out, it still goes to hell

I had a strange realisation when watching the first ten minutes of Sundowner. I realised that, even when Preacher is brilliant, and dull, there’s nothing else like it on television. What other show starts with a diner conversation of cosmic proportions, and ends with a bloody brawl in a hotel room filled to the brim with corpses of three of the characters?

Sundowner continues the upswing in quality from last week, and it does this in quite a simple fashion: character communication. The first five episodes have been keeping certain characters separated to prolong certain plots; Jessie, Cassidy, and Tulip have never shared the same space with them all being aware of it, and these are the leads. While this approach was starting to get tedious Sundowner just throws everyone at each other and damn the consequences. And there are consequences.

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So, after trying to cut him open with a chainsaw, get repeatedly killed or screwed over by Cassidy, and hiding in the bathroom, Fiore and Deblanc finally confront Jessie, who due to Cassidy’s air conditioner potion, still has no clue who they are. After five episodes we finally get answers: the entity in Jessie is named Genesis (shite name, and a shite band according to Cassidy), and it’s the offspring of an angel and a demon who mysteriously fell in love during the on-going battle between heaven and hell. Its existence has been kept a secret, and Deblanc, and Fiore are the creature’s custodians. Got that? You better because there’s a Seraph who looks like a soccer mom coming to kill Jessie and take Fiore and Deblanc back to heaven. Now this is when the already crazy opening becomes, well, a bit more Preacher. Since the pilot, Preacher has had a gift for particularly creative action set pieces, but they’ve been absent for the last few weeks, so this was like a breath of fresh viscera. The close quarter’s choreography adds to the comic touch of the three angels dying and coming back, and just when you think things aren’t crazy enough, in come Cassidy shouting CLONES! It’s a great sequence, directed superbly by Hannibal veteran Guillermo Navarro.

Despite all this insanity, Jessie refuses to give up Genesis, still believing that he is part of God’s greater plan, and wanting to save Annville from itself. If anything, Jessie now seems more determined to fulfil this promise. He even goes as far as installing a PA system to the front of the church, all the easier to hear his message. He becomes a man obsessed, the power inside him corrupting him, showing that dangerous people trying to do good is still dangerous. Which is something Cassidy tries to tell him as they have a brief conversation in there briefs. While this is the latest edition of cautionary Cassidy vs gun-ho Jessie, it does show the easy chemistry that Joseph Gilgun, and Dominic Cooper have with each other. We even get some new information as Cassidy catches Jessie up on everything he’s missed (met a girl, she through me off a building), and Jessie gives another snippet of his past as he tells Cassidy that the tattoo on his back was given to him by? a mean old lady. Preacher is taking its time with its reveals, we still don’t know how the Cowboy fits into things, the bald man that wanted Tulip’s map hasn’t reappeared, and ~Quincannon is missing entirely this week, but all these hints, and clues are masterfully planted. Not a surprise really, since the show-runner is a Breaking Bad veteran.

The consequences of Jessie’s actions concerning Eugene and the Loach’s continue this week as Eugene tries to adapt to a life without the town hating him. Instead of being an outcast, Eugene is treated with kindness from the kids that used to call him murderer. This new situation is heart-breakingly rendered by a passing schoolmate saying hello to him, with his learned reply of “sorry” no longer needed. He even enjoys some bonding with his school mates through some fireworks. It’s Eugene’s reaction to this new-found acceptance that confirms his place as the show’s moral centre. He confronts Jessie and asks him to take the forgiveness back. He thinks he doesn’t deserve it, and that Jessie’s power cheated him out of the redemption that he was trying to earn. As I said last week: it’s not Jessie’s place to change how people feel so drastically, and this is Eugene’s problem. He, rightly points out that people have to be able to choose how they feel, and whether to forgive or not. Jessie has robbed Annville of its free will, becoming a fanatic in awe of his own power. Jessie, predictably doesn’t take this criticism well, he still thinks he’s saving the town, and in a moment of anger tells Eugene, in the voice of Genesis, to go to hell. Eugene disappears, in trying to do good, he has sent the one person who could get through to him to the worst place imaginable.

The show has been adept at questioning Jessie’s actions, his need to be one of the good guys has made him over reach himself, and damned an innocent boy. This plot wasn’t in the comics, so I was as shocked as everyone else at the turn this episode took. Jessie has no come to realise the dangers of Genesis, now he has to fix it. So on behalf of us viewers: get Eugene out of hell you bloody idiot!

9/10 Sundowner is another crazy episode of televisions craziest new show, with shocks, revelations, and

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Noelle Foley Reveals Which WWE Star She Had A Crush On; Talks Parents Wanting Her To Be Gay, More

Source: Sam Roberts’ Wrestling Podcast

Recently on Sam Roberts’ Wrestling Podcast, Mick and Noelle Foley were on the podcast to discuss their new WWE Network show, Holy Foley. Among other things, Noelle talked about having a crush on Randy Orton when she was younger, how she got involved with her current boyfriend, Frank the Clown, and her parents wanting her to be gay.

On the subject of Randy Orton, Noelle said that she had a crush on ‘The Viper’ when she was in high school and she told a funny story about finding out that Orton smells “fruity”.

“We were backstage, probably five years ago and Randy Orton drops his shirt. And I’m like, ‘dad, Randy [has] just dropped his shirt’ and he calls back. He’s like, ‘Randy, you dropped your shirt’ and Randy’s like, ‘oh, you can have it’, like pointing to me. First thing I do is smell the shirt because that’s me. And it was fruity! Randy Orton smells fruity.”

According to Noelle, she became interested in her current boyfriend, WWE superfan, Frank the Clown, after seeing him at WWE SummerSlam three years ago.

“I just saw him from far away and was pretty much checking him out. Like, I was the creeper in this situation. I don’t know. I just stopped and stared at him. Like, ‘wow, he’s different and weird – I like that!'” Noelle added, “I guess his weirdness attracted me. And so, like, two or three weeks later, I saw him, like, in the front row at RAW, and I tweeted him.”

The self-anointed ‘Cactus Jill’ claimed that other men do not really catch her eye.

“Well, here’s the thing: I haven’t found any other guy I even liked. Like, I don’t really like guys all that much because I feel like it’s the same thing, like, ‘oh, look at me,'” Noelle admitted. “I feel like if I wasn’t dating Frank, I wouldn’t be dating anyone. Like, no one catches my eye. Like, oh sure, you can be attractive and muscular. That’s great for you, but if you don’t have a personality, why would I like you?”

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Noelle asserted that her parents have always wanted her to be gay.

“[Mick Foley] wants me to have a relationship with someone that’s not Frank,” Noelle continued, “my dad and my mom have always wanted me to be gay. Always. From the beginning.”

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The 50 Greatest Wrestlers Of The Last 50 Years: Who Is #25?

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#25 Mil Mascaras

A man whose fame in his native Mexico is only eclipsed by the iconic El Santo, Mil Mascaras has risen to international http://bestdatingsitesrating.com/ acclaim and fortune thanks to his innovative in-ring style and wild popularity. A tremendous draw no matter what country he was working in, Mascaras has enjoyed one of the longest and most successful wrestling careers in history.

To understand Mascaras’ innovativeness and popularity, you must understand the beginning of his wrestling career. Mascaras made his in-ring debut in 1965 and began working on the undercard. At the time a popular movie genre in Mexico was the luchador action film. Movies starring El Santo and Blue Demon were cheap to make and proved to be very popular with Mexican audiences. The kingpin of making these films was producer Luis Enrique Vergara, who had made a fortune through luchador films. In 1966 Vergara found himself behind the 8-ball after Blue Demon was injured and a financial dispute with Santo had caused the legend to walk away from his contract with Vergara. To fix the problem, Vergara picked up Mascaras to be his new star.

Mascaras was the first Mexican wrestler to star in a film without achieving great fame in the ring beforehand. In fact, Mascaras’ career trajectory was the opposite of all of the other luchadores who starred in films. Instead of choosing an established star in the ring to be in the movie, Mascaras was a relative unknown. Mascaras would use his success as a film star to launch his in-ring career, as opposed to the other way around. Mascaras starred in his first film, the eponymous Mil Mascaras in 1966 and would go on to star in over 20 films throughout his acting career.

The Mascaras character that was made popular in the films would become popular in the ring as well. According to the original film, Mascaras “origin” had him as an orphan who was adopted by a team of sciences who used him as a guinea pig to test different formulas. By the time he became an adult he had trained his mind and body to physical perfection, and throughout his films he would combat different bad guys and assist needy citizens. His most successful film was when he teamed up with Santo and Blue Demon in the 1970 film The Mummies of Guanajuato.

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Since Mascaras became known as a movie star first, the maneuvers he used in the films were flashy and entertaining, even if they were impractical to use in a “real” fight. Moves that are now seen in every wrestling promotion the world over, like the plancha and tope suicida, were first used by Mascaras because they were developed for his film character. His innovative maneuvers dazzled fans across the globe and would turn Mascaras into a top draw in every promotion he traveled to.

Throughout his wrestling career Mascaras became somewhat of a master at the Luchas de Apuestas match, a match where a luchador put his mask on the line. Mascaras would engage in his first long term feud with Benny Galant in 1966, eventually defeating Galant in a mask vs hair match that saw Galant shaved balled. From 1966 to 2007, Mascaras would win all 13 Luchas de Apuestas matches that he competed in, eventually taking the masks of six fellow luchadores.

Mascaras became known for being one of the most well-traveled wrestlers in history. Because he was so well-traveled, Mascaras held very few championships for a wrestler of his popularity. Similar to Andre the Giant and The Undertaker, Mascaras mere presence in a company almost transcended championships. As Mascaras proved countless times throughout his wrestling career, he never needed a championship to be a big draw.

Mascaras began his international career when he traveled to Los Angeles in 1968. Working at the famous Olympic Auditorium, Mascaras immediately became a top name in the territory thanks to his awesome in-ring ability and his popularity with Mexican-American fans. Throughout 1969 Mascaras would remain a staple in the promotion, winning the NWA Americas Heavyweight Championship and working top feuds with names like John Tolos and Ernie Ladd. In November of 1969 Mascaras challenged NWA World Heavyweight Champion Dory Funk Jr., wrestling the champion to a 60 minute draw.

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In Mexico, Mascaras became the top draw of the 1970s south of the border, working feuds with top names like El Halcon, who he eventually unmasked, and El Canek. Mascaras matches were often recorded and rebroadcasted in the United States on Spanish language channels, helping to increase Mascaras’ notoriety with Latin-American fans.

Mascaras would also establish himself as a top name in Japan, where his in-ring style was especially popular with fans. Working for All-Japan Pro Wrestling, Mascaras would engage in a feud with the masked American wrestler, Dick “The Destoyer” Beyer. While both men donned masks, they wrestled completely opposite styles. Mascaras bounced off of the ropes and took to the skies for his offense, while the collegiate wrestling star Beyer stayed focused on the mat game. The two would combine for some highly entertaining matches that would turn Mascaras into a star in Japan. Another key opponent for Mascaras in Japan was Jumbo Tsuruta. The mammoth Tsuruta and Mascaras would wrestle in several acclaimed matches, including a bout in 1977 for Tsuruta’s NWA United National Title that won the prestigious “Match of the Year” award from Tokyo Sports.

In 1972 Mascaras made his debut for the World Wide Wrestling Federation, defeating The Spoiler in a short match at Madison Square Garden. Due to some archaic regulations, wrestlers were banned for wearing masks at MSG, but Mascaras was able to get the rule waived for him, and he became the first masked man in history to wrestle at “The World’s Most Famous Arena.” Mascaras would prove to be popular in New York, eventually becoming one of the top challengers for “Superstar” Billy Graham during his WWWF World Heavyweight Championship run.

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Throughout the 1980s Mascaras would continue to be a top draw the world over, mostly working for AJPW but also appearing for the Universal Wrestling Federation in his native Mexico. In AJPW Mascaras would frequently team up with his brother, Dos Caras, who was equally gifted in the ring and the two would become a top duo in the company, often competing against AJPW owner Giant Baba and taking on the top gaijin tag team of Bruiser Brody and Stan Hansen.

Mascaras would prove to be an important weapon in Vince McMahon’s national expansion battle in the mid-1980s. Since the World Wrestling Federation was going from a regional promotion to a national one, the company was frequently touring in locations that they had never run shows in before. Mascaras, who was a tremendous star in towns close to the Mexican border with large ethnic populations, proved to be a key figure as he helped draw big crowds to shows in California and Texas. Mascaras also became a big star for Carlos Colon’s World Wrestling Council, adding Puerto Rico to the long list of territories that Mascaras had gotten over in.

Despite being in his 50s and now well-past his physical prime, Mascaras would continue to work frequently in Mexico and the United States, still proving to be a big draw. He worked for World Championship Wrestling in the early 1990s and made his first pay-per-view appearance in 1997 when he appeared at the Royal Rumble, where he eliminated himself from the match by performing a flying plancha to the floor.

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Mascaras continues to wrestle, appearing several times in 2015 for different promotions, mostly in Mexico but occasionally has appeared in several United States indie promotions over the last several years. Now in his 70s, Mascaras still applies his craft all over the world.

While there is no denying Mascaras ability as both an in-ring performer and a draw, he has drawn plenty of criticism from wrestlers for his selfish behavior in the ring. Many wrestlers, particularly Americans, have complained openly about Mascaras refusal to sell his opponents offense and rarely jobbing to other stars. As Mascaras aged and a majority of his athleticism was zapped, he still often insisted on controlling most of the match and giving his opponents very little offense, which drew the ire of many younger performers who felt that they were doing a majority of the work to make Mascaras look good.

Despite those complaints, Mascaras’ longevity and success as a wrestler cannot be understated. He is certainly one of the most iconic wrestlers in history, having appeared on three different postage stamps in Mexico and becoming a major star both in wrestling and in film. In addition, his in-ring style has influenced countless big names over the years, including Tiger Mask, Jushin Thunder Liger, Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio. Mascaras was a tremendous star in every territory he wrestled in and is arguably the most well-known Mexican wrestler in world history.

Next week, #24 will be revealed, one of the most charismatic heels of the territory days.

The Top 50 so far (click link for description of the qualifications of the list):

50.Ted DiBiase
49. Superstar Billy Graham
48.Akira Maeda
47. El hijo del Santo
46.Gene Kiniski
45. Bruiser Brody
44.Mick Foley
43. Kurt Angle
42. Hiroshi Tanahashi
41. The Sheik
40. Sting
39. Perro Aguayo
38. Ricky Steamboat
37. Toshiaki Kawada
36. Jushin Thunder Liger
35. El Canek
34. Vader
33. Jack Brisco
32. Shinya Hashimoto
31. Roddy Piper
30. Genichiro Tenryu
29.Triple H
28. Abdullah the Butcher
27. Keiji Mutoh
26. Bob Backlund
25. Mil Mascaras

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Vince McMahon Goes Undercover At WWE HQ, WWE Heel Works As A Babyface, Paul Heyman – Brock Lesnar

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News for Tonight's WWE RAW – Multi-Man Elimination Match, Champion vs. Champion, More

Tonight’s 4th of July edition of WWE RAW takes place from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Superstars advertised for tonight include WWE Champion Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, John Cena, AJ Styles, WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day, Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, Shane McMahon and Stephanie McMahon.

Matches for tonight include Ambrose vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz in a non-title match, Titus O’Neil vs. WWE United States Champion Rusev and a 16-man USA vs. International Elimination match. A former SmackDown General Manager will also be appearing. WWE is focusing on the following points for tonight:

* Could The Miz score a leading role in this summer blockbuster?

* Will Cena get payback against The Club?

* Are “Team U.S.A.” world-beaters?

* Can Titus O’Neil capture star-spangled gold?

* Will a former SmackDown General Manager join in Monday’s festivities?

Possible AJ Styles Title Plans, Major Tag Team Division Changes Coming?, WWE Ribbing Top Stars on TV, Vince McMahon Wants Famous Star, Title Plans for John Cena, Major WWE Plans for Kevin Owens and Big Cass, Alberto Del Rio and Paige Drama on WWE TV?, Heat on WWE Tag Team, Vince McMahon Tired of Roman Reigns’ Push?, Major AJ Styles Concern, Velvet Sky to WWE?, Heat Between HHH and Top WWE Star, Shane McMahon – WWE Creative, Backstage Big Cass and Vince McMahon Story, WWE Star Saves Career Backstage, Must See New Lana & AJ Lee & Maryse, Lots of New GIFs & Exclusives, More

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Spoiler on the Former WWE SmackDown General Manager Appearing on RAW Tonight

PWInsider is reporting that the returning former General Manager booked tomorrow’ Raw is Vickie Guerrero. Guerrero follows Teddy Long and John Laurinaitis as former GMs making appearances to help build up to the brand split as SmackDown moves live to Tuesdays with separate “COOs” running RAW and SmackDown.

Guerrero left WWE in June of 2014 to begin a full-time career in medican administration. Her final appearance featured her tossing Stephanie McMahon in a pool of mud. That angle ended a long run that began for Guerrero in 2006 (as a full-time performer), with Guerrero used most notably as the SmackDown GM and her having on-screen romances with Edge and Dolph Ziggler, among others.

Guerrero was recently booked for her first independent appearance this August for House of Hardcore in Pasadena, Texas.

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ECW Original At The WWE PC, Golden Truth Clip, WWE Hall Of Famer Turns 56, More Baron Corbin Gaming

Baron Corbin plays more Road Rash with Xavier Woods in part 2 of his “UpUpDownDown” gameplay, seen above.

WWE Hall of Famer Barry Windham turns 56 years old today.

Stevie Richards is scheduled to work as a guest trainer at the WWE Performance Center soon, according to PWInsider. We’ve noted how Richards is being considered for a permanent coaching spot as well.

– Goldust and R-Truth posted this video to promote their wacky Golden Truth t-shirts:

Down with #GoldenTruth? Head to https://t.co/BmdmMKzRKi before these shirts are all gone! @RonKillings @Goldust pic.twitter.com/GvWxYhRhy0

— WWE (@WWE) July 3, 2016

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WWE Legend Works Live Event, WWE – Love Has No Labels Promo With John Cena, Kinesiology Tape Video

WWE posted this video looking at the kinesiology tape worn by Cesaro, John Cena and other WWE Superstars.

– WWE Hall of Famer Bob Backlund appeared in Darren Young’s corner at last night’s WWE live event in Huntington, West Virginia, as he defeated WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz by DQ. A correspondent in attendance noted that Backlund’s ringside antics for Young didn’t go over well.

Bob Backlund On Who Was Trying To Talk Vince McMahon Sr. Out Of WWF Title Win, Vince's Reaction

– As seen below, WWE and John Cena are supporting the “Love Has No Labels” campaign this year:

Love isn’t what defines us; it is what unites us. Share your photo at https://t.co/MlatJcGOui. #WeAreAmerica https://t.co/KLtqtULvtT

— WWE (@WWE) July 4, 2016

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News For Tonight's WWE RAW – Champion Vs. Champion, Elimination Match, Former GM Returns, More

Tonight’s 4th of July edition of WWE RAW takes place from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Superstars advertised for tonight include WWE Champion Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, John Cena, AJ Styles, WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day, Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, Shane McMahon and Stephanie McMahon.

Matches for tonight include Ambrose vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz in a non-title match, Titus O’Neil vs. WWE United States Champion Rusev and a 16-man USA vs. International Elimination match. A former SmackDown General Manager will also be appearing. WWE is focusing on the following points for tonight:

* Could The Miz score a leading role in this summer blockbuster?

* Will Cena get payback against The Club?

* Are “Team U.S.A.” world-beaters?

* Can Titus O’Neil capture star-spangled gold?

* Will a former SmackDown General Manager join in Monday’s festivities?

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