Sad news has emerged from the professional wrestling world as WWE manager Paul Bearer has passed away at age 58. While no details are being given, WWE.com has posted a message stating that they offer their, “…deepest condolences go out to Moody’s family, friends and fans.”
Bearer was most known as the manager of the horror-inspired wrestler Undertaker as well as Kane, Undertaker’s “half-brother”, and Mick Foley’s character Mankind. The story lines and arcs that he was involved with were very often some of the darker, more horrific story lines of WWE history, including his face being burned at the 1997 In Your House Revenge Of The Taker event and his own live burial in cement during the 2004 Great American Bash pay-per-view.
I know that Bloody-Disgusting rarely brings up the WWE (aside from their horror films). Still, when it comes to wrestling, Paul Bearer was pretty much as horror as you can get. We send our condolences to his friends, his co-workers, and especially his family. R.I.P. Paul. May the gongs ring out in your memory. READ MORE
According to SuperLuchas.net, legendary metal band Metallica will be performing at the 2012 WWE SummerSlam on August 19th. This will not be the first time that Metallica’s music has been featured in the WWE world. In 2003, “St. Anger” was the SummerSlam theme, “All Nightmare Long” was the 2008 No Mercy theme, Triple H used “For Whom The Bell Tolls” as his entrance music in Wrestlemania XXVII, and “The Memory Remains” was used between the Triple H/Undertake Hell In A Cell match in Wrestlemania XXVIII.
While there aren’t any confirmed matches, it’s looking very likely that Triple H will be facing WWE wrestler turned MMA fighter turned WWE wrestler Brock Lesnar as one of the main events.
SummerSlam is the second-largest WWE pay-per-view event behind Wrestlemania, so seeing Metallica on the bill wouldn’t be all that surprising. What about you, my dear readers? Think Metallica is a good fit for SummerSlam or is there another band that you think kicks more ass? READ MORE
It’s been 25 years to the day since Slayer‘s classic album Reign In Blood hit store shelves. A mixture of heavy metal, punk, and thrash metal, this album would go on to become a classic, dare I say even achieving legendary status. While Metallica had already released Master Of Puppets earlier that year, comparing the two albums is like trying to compare apples to oranges, Mila Kunis to Audrey Hepburn, The Shining to A Nightmare On Elm Street. What Slayer brought to the table was an album so fierce and violent, they were compared to Nazis and dubbed racists. Talk about being hardcore, right?
Too many other sites are celebrating this release by focusing solely on Reign In Blood. I want to know what YOU think! I want to know your favorite Slayer album and the greatest Slayer memory you’ve got. Answer the poll after the jump and leave me a comment below with what you think Slayer means to you.