On my trip to The Step2 Company's home offices in Streetsboro, Ohio last year, one of the items that really caught my eye was something that was still in the prototype stage, and not quite greenlit for production just yet. Fast-forward a couple of seasons, and that unique toy has just hit the streets as the Step2 Home Run Baseball Trainer - something a little bit different in this space, and certainly different for Step2. Having coached my oldest daughter's Pee Wee Baseball team last year, I would've loved to have had one of these on-hand to help the little ones build their "batting eye," honing their skills with a bat as they got their hand-eye coordination completely locked-in.
My fans know me for being a WWE Superstar, a title that conveys images of muscle and strength. But it is my mother who showed me what real strength is. She is my own personal hero.
Growing up, my mother was a one-woman support system, raising two happy children. Even though she was a single parent, I never felt a void. She was and is my mother, best friend, biggest supporter and role model. One thing that I learned from my mother is that you have to love and respect yourself in order to love and respect others. In today’s world, mothers often feel that they have to live up to impossible expectations – be a homemaker and a CEO; a perfect parent and a boardroom leader. It’s important for mothers everywhere to know that they don’t have to be everything, because they mean everything to their families!
The Flintstones and WWE. On the surface, you wouldn't think that the two would work well together, but after Warner Bros. Animation and WWE Studios proved an unlikely pairing could work with last year's hit Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery! (a sequel is already in the works), THE FLINTSTONES AND WWE: STONE AGE SMACKDOWN! has arrived on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, once again presenting popular WWE Superstars and Divas in animated form. This time around, the action is prehistoric, and it's actually surprising just how seamless it all goes. Funny enough, I'd actually been approached to share some thoughts on the film twice - once from WWE (as some of you know, I'm a WWE Brand Ambassador), and once from Warner Bros. Now we're gonna give all of you a chance to win the film on Blu-ray combo pack, but first I'll throw down a few words of my own about this craziness - an adventure 65,000,000 years in-the-making.
Since the announcement that JON STEWART would be retiring from THE DAILY SHOW in the near future, WWE Superstar Seth Rollins has been pretty vocal about who should become "the future" of the show. Of course, it's the same guy that he thinks is "the future of WWE," and that's Mr. Money in the Bank himself. Last night on MONDAY NIGHT RAW, Rollins threw out some harsh words for Stewart - positing the question of how he could do a show "with his jaw wired shut." In the meantime, Stewart (who once played host to the most rockin' talk show of the MTV era - complete with appearances by WHITE ZOMBIE, HELMET and SLAYER) asked the WWE Universe how he could make someone look more foolish than dressing like "a S.W.A.T. Team stripper with LADY GAGA's hair?" Well, 52-year-old Jon Stewart may have just taught Mr. Rollins a much-needed lesson in respect. Take a look...
Black History Month is upon us and many use this time to honor African Americans for their contributions to American culture. I support Black History Month in its concerted effort to spotlight African Americans and their many significant accomplishments, however, while some might solely recognize Black history in February, our history is celebrated every day in my home.
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Black History Month is a time to celebrate freedom and the differences in individuals. There are moments of bravery to celebrate all year, however, during February we acknowledge the strength of great thinkers who inspired change in America. For me, those leaders cross the racial divide. It is not about being black or white. Leaders that include Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln, have taught us that the freedom of speech, the freedom to love, and the freedom to be you is a right, and it is a beautiful thing that we are able to share these freedoms with one another.
After a huge response this past November, WWE is again going to offer a FREE month of WWE Network to new subscribers during February. The announcement comes in the lead-up to WrestleMania 31, which will take place on Sunday, March 29. During the month of February, subscribers will have access to all of WWE Network’s programming including a live podcast hosted by Stone Cold Steve Austin this Monday, February 2 featuring Triple H and the all-new, live pay-per-view event WWE FAST LANE on Sunday, February 22.
WWE Launches Their 2015 WRESTLEMANIA READING CHALLENGE, Giving Kids a Chance to WIN a Trip to WrestleMania 31...Written by James Zahn
This week, WWE and First Book formally announced the launch of their 2015 WrestleMania Reading Challenge, giving students ages 4-18 the chance to win a trip to WrestleMania 31 on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
Now through Sunday, February 22, students can register for the WrestleMania Reading Challenge at WWEReadingSuperstar.com. Through WWE’s partnership with First Book’s digital reading initiative, We Give Books, children between the ages of 4-12 can select a WWE Superstar Reading Buddy and read digital books to participate, while teens ages 13-18 can select a WWE Superstar Pen Pal, read a book and write an essay.
Last month, WWE announced that SmackDown was moving back to Thursday nights on Syfy beginning January 15th at 8pm ET. Now, a new video has rolled-out to help remind fans what's up as the second longest-running weekly episodic program in U.S. television history (only behind WWE’s other flagship program, Monday Night Raw) gets ready to shift it's schedule. Have you ever taken a Rorschach test? I took one in elementary school once, but the reason I ask is that these WWE Superstars and Divas just took one...
It's WWE Week on the USA Network, with special programming each and every night beginning tonight with MONDAY NIGHT RAW. The action continues with Super SmackDown Live, the 12th Annual TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS and select movies featuring WWE Superstars, including the brand-new Holiday film JINGLE ALL THE WAY 2 starring Larry the Cable Guy and Santino Marella airing on Sunday, December 21 (more on that one here).
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There's a few good bits of news for the WWE Universe today, the first of which finds the long-running SmackDown series moving to Thursday nights on Syfy beginning January 15, 2015 at 8pm ET. The second longest-running weekly episodic program in U.S. television history (only behind WWE’s other flagship program, Monday Night Raw) has dominated Friday nights on Syfy, but now will move to Thursdays, where the potential for an even bigger audience exists.
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