All the Nerdy News that is fit to know for Wednesday.
Disney Streaming Service will have Marvel superhero series
Shawn Michaels to return to WWE
Netflix developing Avatar: Last Airbender live action series
Adam Driver to host Saturday Night Live
Return of Wolverine on shelves today
Professor X has a daughter
She-Hulk and Thor are in a romantic relationship
Infinity Warps merges Power Pack and Punisher
Avengers hard cover collection offered for $500
Marvel to publish prequel trilogy one shots
Darth Vader has a castle
Batman Damned shows Batman’s penis
NYCC exclusive Okoye Funko Pop has removable wig
Rainbow Six Siege banning team killers
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releasing alternate character costumes
All the Nerdy News that is fit to know on this Monday!
How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World will end the series
Brock Lesnar wreaks havoc at Hell in a Cell
Prime Time Emmy awards are tonight
Rainn Wilson will return as Harry Mudd in Star Trek Discovery season 2
Local Comic Shop Day exclusive comics announced
KGBeast is back in Batman #55
Record for most people dressed as Spider-man is 547
Venom will merge with another symbiote and gain more power
Supergirl discovers Rogol Zaar’s axe has powers
All the Nerdy News that is fit to know for Sunday.
Rowan Atkinson back for third Johnny English movie
Predator is tops at the box office this past weekend
Avengers Infinity War has 4th highest domestic box office ever
Solo: A Star Wars Story comes out on Bluray September 25th
Matt Hardy announces retirement from wrestling
Barry Allen investigates Strength Force
Upgrade Soul optioned for movie adaption
Jake the Snake Roberts is an iconic Hall of Fame Wrestler, known for a couple of things. One is the fact he would bring his snake, Damien, into the ring after defeating an opponent to ridicule them.
The other thing he is famous for is his devastating finishing move, the DDT. Jake invented this simple, effective, and brutal move.
There was no kicking out of a pin after being on the receiving end of a DDT.
Jake has been the topic of documentary, “The Resurrection of Jake the Snake”. Jake had fallen into alcoholism and drug abuse at an early age. He was going down a bad road leading to an early death when Diamond Dallas Page (DDP) took him in and helped turn his life around.
DDP introduced him to yoga and healthy eating. Jake has been clean and sober ever since and is much happier as a result.
Crockett Elementary School got a little taste of the glory Thursday morning when WWE wrestler Sin Cara stopped by the school to share some knowledge with the students.
Although the wrestler didn’t show them how to master the perfect springboard moonsault, they learned something more important than wrestling moves: the message that bullying other kids is just not ok.
“When I was growing up, I didn’t have a lot of opportunities. In the Segundo Barrio it was difficult. I wanted to talk to them and let them know that no matter your circumstances you can overcome,” he said. “I usually don’t get to do a lot in my community because I travel so much, but it’s very important for me to give back to where I came from.”
Crockett family intervention specialist Adriana Peña knew Sin Cara since they were elementary students, inviting him to come and talk to the students. Because of his masked persona, EPISD will not reveal the real name of the wrestler.
“It’s a great blessing that he can take the time out of his busy schedule to come visit us,” she said. “He really identified with the kids about what some of them go through during their school-age years. I hope the meeting him teaches the students they can accomplish anything they set their minds to.”
Sin Cara, who is an Burges High School graduate, shared his own struggles with bullying in elementary.
“I faced some tough situations, but I was fortunate that my parents backed me up,” he said. “My dad taught me I had to stand up for myself. You have the power to control how it affects you. If you are being bullied, you need to tell an adult. You have to communicate because you are not alone.”
The wrestler encouraged students to not just be bystanders when they see someone else getting bullied.
“If you see someone else getting bullied, you need to say something,” he told them. “You have to support each other.”
Third-grade student Yamil Zamora was one of the lucky students to receive a t-shirt from the wrestler for answering a question about bullying.
“When he gave me the shirt, I was super excited. and I was like ‘oh my god,’” he said. “I thought the message he shared was pretty good because he was telling us not to be a bully. I like Sin Cara. He’s my favorite. I was super excited he came here. I am super-duper excited.”
Fourth-grader George Huitron counted down the days until the wrestler came to school.
“All of us were very excited,” he said. He gave us an important message about bullying. He told us we should be kind to others.”
Sin Cara hopes the students walk away feeling supported.
“The biggest impact in my life was the people who helped me and believed in me,” he said.
“It takes a long time and a lot of struggling. I’ve been through a lot of things in my life, but I wouldn’t change anything because that has made me who I am as a person. I can show them no matter what dream they have, whether they want to become a lawyer or a doctor or teacher, if you have faith in yourself you can make it happen.”
Story and photos by Alicia Chumley – Video by Raymond Jackson/EPISD
Wrestling fans have had comics starring their favorite wrestlers before. Difference is now Boom! Studios will be making the story-lines more relevant to what is actually happening with the wrestlers. There may even be some character back stories to help fill in the blanks from their past.
WWE has returned to comic books with new comics published by BOOM! Studios. BOOM! will collaborate with WWE Publishing to release a new line of monthly comic books and graphic novels featuring your favorite WWE Superstars.
Following the Comic-Con exclusives, BOOM! and WWE will release an oversized premiere issue entitled “WWE: Now. Then. Forever. #1.”