CNN Reporter Eats Human Brains On TV

(PCM) CNN is hearing a lot of backlash after their reporter Reza Aslan consumed human brains on live television. Aslan was filming a segment for the new CNN series “Believer” where he paid a visit to a tiny Hindu religious sect in India that still practices cannibalism.

Viewers could hardly believe their eyes when Aslan chowed down on a piece of brain on the air. We can’t believe the editors at CNN would let something like this happen. Many Hindu Americans are the most angered by the clip as they feel that CNN is “sensationalizing” Hinduism and spreading rumors and information about the religion that are just plain untrue. The Hindu sect that was featured in the “Believer” clip has less than 100 followers and the show should not have highlighted this particular sects dated customs.

Followers of the Hindu religion want us to understand that majority of them do NOT eat brains and the segment featured in CNN’s “Believer” was in poor taste, as it is not an accurate representation. The U.S. India Political Action Committees released a statement which said, “With multiple reports of hate-fueled attacks against people of Indian origin from across the U.S., the show characterizes Hinduism as cannibalistic, which is a bizarre way of looking at the third largest religion in the world”

So far, both CNN and Aslan have been relatively quite about the incident, but still appear to be showing support for the new series. You can watch the disturbing clip below, but keep in mind, it is rather graphic and not for those with a weak stomach.

CNN cut the brain-eating part out of their promo for the “Believer” episode, but we found another version that was uploaded by another YouTube user!

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Stranger Thing’s Season Two Release Date Announced


(PCM) The release date for Stranger Things Season 2 was released during the Super Bowl. The hit show which premiered on Netflix last summer will premiere there second season on Halloween. The thirty second trailer showed various clips of what is in store for the residents of Hawkins,Indiana. Looks like a new monster is walking around ready to strike. And eleven is back with hair.

The first season of Stranger Things is set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana in the 1980s, focuses on the investigation into the disappearance of a young boy by his brother and traumatized mother and the local police chief, amid supernatural events occurring around the town including the appearance of a psychokinetic girl who helps the missing boy’s friends in their own search. The second season is set a year after the first, and deals with attempts of the characters to return to normalcy and consequences of events from that season.

There are many unanswered questions and hopefully Season 2 answers some of them. Some of the kids from the show will be in the remake of Stephen King’s IT, which will be out later this year. Stephen King’s influence on the show is apparent and he happens to be a fan. Make sure to take the kids out early and get your popcorn, and Eggo’s ready because Stranger Thing’s is back.


Exclusive Interview with David Duchovny! Talks Music, Touring, X-Files And More!

(PCM) David Duchovny, best known for portraying such iconic characters as Fox Mulder on The X Files and Hank Moody on Californication, will be embarking on his 2017 US Tour this February.

The two-time Golden Globe winner’s tour will include songs from his debut album, Hell or Highwater, as well as tracks from his next record, which is coming in in fall 2017. His music consists of self-penned tracks, firmly embedded in his uniquely lyrical, troubadour style.

“Making this record is a dream come true, but I never had this dream – it’s still a shock when I think about how all this music happened,” said Duchovny.  “What I do know is that I feel these songs represent the truest expression that I’ve ever been able to achieve and I look forward to sharing it with everyone.”

Tickets for the tour are available now–

David took some time to chat with us about embarking on the 2017 tour, his upcoming new album, the possibility of more X-Files on the way and more!

Q: How happy are you to be back out on the road and testing out some of your new material?

David Duchovny: Yes, of course! We’ll be doing the “Hell or Highwater” album mostly, but there will be five or six songs from the new album that we already recorded, but we never really worked on as a live band. It’s going to be a lot of fun to put them up there and I think they are a little tougher and a little more musically produced than the first album. It’s been an interesting process to get them up on their feet live.

Q: How far along are you in the recording process for the next album?

DD: I’m done with the recording. We are really just rehearsing for live performance now.

Q: We were reading that the target release date for the upcoming album will be the fall of 2017, correct?

DD: Is it the fall? I was thinking the spring (laughs)  We’re done!

Q: What is the recording process like for you? Can you choose one or two songs in particular and tell me what the mindset was like when you were putting the album together?

DD: The second album differs quite a bit from the first album, as with the first album I probably had four songs that I left off of it. The second album is probably four songs from my first run at writing songs plus eight of the newer ones. I think there will be some similarities to the first one, but also a new direction and some new styles and some new lyrical obsessions as well which I hope will make it interesting. All of my songs start with a chord progression that I like and then hearing a melody over that, that I’ll hum and try to figure out some words for what I’m humming. With the second album I brought them earlier to my band rather than just finishing them alone. It was more of a collaborative effort with the new album.

I worked with Colin Lee and Pat McCusker and Pat will come up with whatever riff he thinks needs to be in there and Colin will work on the bridge or the harmonies and it will get away from me in a good way.

Q: Awesome. We felt the first album was very thought-provoking and it definitely brought out several different emotions. We don’t want to say it was all sadness because there were certainly some elements of joy in there. Have you gone in a different direction emotionally with the new album, because we feel all music invokes some kind of emotion.

DD: Yeah and I think most songs are sad and they can make you sad. The great thing about music is that somehow a sad song makes you happy. Some kind of magic happens. I will say that the unrelenting kind of bleakness that was in the first album is not there, as the second album has more light in it. Less rain, more light (laughs).

Q: How therapeutic is the creative process of writing music for you?

DD: It’s hard for me to gauge that. I think I rather view it as not therapeutic for me, but therapeutic for other people. I think what happens is, if my intentions are clear and pure and my talent is enough then a connection will be made and that’s therapeutic. The fact that I get to make a connection is therapeutic for me as well, especially in a live setting. What’s most therapeutic aside from the cathartic display of ones emotions or dealing with ones emotions for me is just the chance to be creative. You know, to lead a creative life and to keep creating stuff in different media. That to me is the only therapy I’ve ever really known.

If I get to be creative whether it’s as an actor, director, writer, or musician I feel better and hopefully other people feel better too when they consume it.

Q: Is it hard for you to switch hats? We know you’ve done some directing and you’ve written a book as well. Is creating music a different process?

DD: Yeah, it’s very different. Making TV or film is the most collaborative thing that I do because you have over 100 people who you are collaborating with easy, whereas, writing a novel is the least collaborative thing I’ve done. I mean I worked with an editor, but that’s when it’s done. Nobody has had one word to say about what I put down on my page, so between those two, the non-collaborative and the totally collaborative is music which is where I do spend time alone in my room writing songs, but then bring them to two or three trusted people and then collaborating it further and then turning it into something we can play in front of people professionally or even record.

Q: A show like “Californication” did a wonderful job at using music to push forward the storyline and used alternative versions of classic track. How involved were you in all of that?

DD: I wasn’t, but I guess my involvement was educating myself about Warren Zevon at the time because I had just kind of stumbled across him at the time I was doing the pilot. Tom Kapinos, whose the creator of the show, also didn’t know Zevon, so it worked out that we found out about Zevon as we were making the show and used a lot of his music during the show. In terms of the covers. that was all Tom. Tom is a big music fan and is an actual guitar player himself and Marilyn Manson was on the show and of course Lemmy from Motorhead was on the show and again that was all Tom being a huge music fan. I think the only song or songs I might of pitched was “High-Flying Bird” the Elton John song and a Zevon song at some point.

Q: Is it ever surprising to you which songs of yours that fans tend to gravitate towards?

DD: Yeah, I mean it’s always surprising what people relate to musically. That’s kind of the beauty of lyric writing in a song is you leave enough of it unsaid so that people can make it their own.

Q: What other upcoming projects do you have in the works for this year. We know the tour is getting ready to kick-off with dates on the west coast and some on the east coast as well.

DD: We are talking about doing more “X-Files” soon and then I have a couple of projects that are really in the beginning stages that I don’t have anything really interesting to say about at this time, but I want to do in the next couple years.

Q: Just for fun! How likely are we to see an “X-Files” musical episode. You know Mulder dueting with some aliens!

DD: (laughs) I don’t know about that, but I’m definitely going to pitch my own music for the soundtrack. We’ll see how far I get!

Be sure to catch David Duchovny out on the road at the following dates:


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Actress Mary Tyler Moore Dead At Age 80

(PCM) It is with great sadness that we have learned actress Mary Tyler Moore has passed away at the age of 80. Moore was reportedly hospitalized early this morning in grave condition and sadly lost her battle later this afternoon.

Moore’s rep has released a statement in regards to her passing saying “Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine. A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile”

Mary Tyler Moore rose to fame with her role on the 1960’s sitcom “The Dick Van Dyke Show” before moving on to star in her own spin-off series “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” in the 1970’s. Moore paved the way for single working women everywhere, as her character on the series was an unmarried working woman who was central focus for the series. She portrayed TV news producer Mary Richards.

The character was inspiring for women everywhere and has been listed countless times as an influence for many strong females who demanded equality with their male counterparts. In a lot of ways she could be viewed as bringing feminism to the airwaves and carrying the torch for women everywhere to follow.

Moore’s character was not an aggressive feminist, however the elements were all there and over the course of the series she was forced to deal with various issues dealing with feminism. After the “Mary Tyler Moore”  concluded Moore went on earn an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her role in the 1980’s film “Ordinary People” and recently appeared in the TVLand series “Hot In Cleveland” with her past “The Mary Tyler Moore” co-star Valerie Harper.

Moore was a strong advocate for animal rights and welfare and published her memoir “Growing Up Again: Life, Loves and Oh, yeah Diabetes” in 2009.

Our sincere condolences go out to Mary Tyler Moore’s family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time.

How Morley Cigarettes Connect The Film And TV Universe

(PCM) Morley, Hollywood’s favorite brand of fake cigarettes has quite the fascinating history. The brand made it’s first appearance on the big screen in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film Psycho and ever since Hollywood has been pay homage to the brand with countless references throughout the history of TV and film.

Morley’s have appeared in various TV shows, films, and video games that are completely unconnected to one another except for their use of the brand. Morley’s modeled to be packaged similar to that of Marlboro cigarettes and even take their name from the Marlboro cigarette nickname “Marley’s”.

The infamous brand is referenced early in episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Twilight Zone and in more recent series such as Friends, The X-Files and The Walking Dead.

In the X-Files, Morley’s are the brand of choice for the shows villain The Cigarette Smoking Man and in The Walking Dead they are referenced several times being Dale’s (RIP) cigarette of choice, Carol discovers a pack of Morley’s on a dead walker in Alexandria and a carton of Morley Lights are found by Daryl in the abandoned office building.

Morley’s can also been seen in Buffy The Vampire Slayer as the cigarette brand chosen by chain-smoking vampire Spike. In addition to many of the horror-themed series, Morley’s have also been spotted in episodes of the USA hit series Burn Notice, as protagonist Michael Weston and his mother both smoke Morley’s. They are used by George Costanza in an episode of Seinfeld and even show up in one episode of Friends where it is revealed that Rachel had a smoking habit.  There is also a tie with both Malcolm In The Middle and Breaking Bad.

Other series that featured Morley’s at one time or another include ER, Prison Break, Beverly Hills 90210, Heroes, That 70’s Show, Weeds, and American Horror Story to name only a few. They are also prominently featured in the films Mission Impossible, Platoon, Prozac Nation and Heist.

Over the year’s Hollywood has used a ton of fake brands and companies, but we have found none that even come close to the amount of references to Morley cigarettes found throughout pop culture.

The folks over at have put together an amazing list of the many, many appearances of Morley cigarettes throughout the history of TV and film, see below:

  • 200 Cigarettes: Lucy (Courtney Love) presents a block of Morley cigarettes to Kevin (Paul Rudd).
  • 24: episode 8×06, Jack Bauer is posing as a German buyer and smokes a Light Morley Cigarette.
  • Afroman: (Because I Got High Positive Remix) Sitting on a motorized couch, a man is seen smoking and holding a pack of Morley’s before he smokes a joint, throws the cigarette behind him and drops the pack because he got high.
  • American Horror Story: “Birth” Violet (Taissa Farmiga) is seen with a pack of Morley Lights at the kitchen table.
  • Becker: episode 2×12 “Santa On Ice” Becker smokes a Light Morley Cigarette.
  • Breaking Bad: Morleys were smoked in the final season by several characters.
  • Beverly Hills, 90210: Brenda Walsh returned from Paris with a smoking habit. Her parents found this out when a pack of Morleys fell out of her purse.
  • Broken Saints: The character Raimi buys a packet of Morley cigarettes in this online cartoon. William B. Davis of The X-Files is a member of the voice cast, but Brooke Burgess, creator of Broken Saints, confirmed that the Morley cigarettes were in the original series “WELL before Bill signed on — but he liked the nod, none-the-less.”
  • Brooklyn Rules: The three boys find a dead body in a convertible around the 5-minute mark of the movie; one of the boys steals a pack of “Morley” off the dash of the vehicle.”
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike (James Marsters) smokes Morley cigarettes.
  • Burn Notice: In season 2 episode 5 “Scatter Point” the main character Michael is seen scattering cigarette butts outside a rooftop door and putting an empty pack of Morleys in the rooftop doorjamb. Also, in season 3 episode 4 “Fearless Leader”, he bugs a pack of Morleys. In season 4 episode 11, Maddie is seen throwing a carton of Morleys into a suitcase as she packs for a trip. In episode BN505, “Square One”, posing as crooked cops Jesse and Fiona extort, along with the security tapes, a carton of Morleys from a bodega.
  • Californication: Hank (David Duchovny) often smokes Morley cigarettes and can be plainly seen in many episodes including episode four of season two (“The Raw & the Cooked”) where they are on a patio table near the end of the episode. They can also be seen in Season 5, Episode 4 at the beginning near his smartphone. This is an inside joke referencing back to Duchovny’s days on The X-Files in which the Cigarette Smoking Man usually smoked this brand.
  • Cold Case: In the episode “The Plan” on this CBS show, Jerry smokes Morleys, and a pack is seen during an interrogation scene when Detective Nick Vera removes a cigarette from Jerry’s hand that has burned down to his fingers. Also, in the episode “The Sleepover”, Tiffany smokes Morleys (light brown pack instead of the traditional red) when questioned by Detective Valens.
  • Criminal Minds: In the episode “North Mammon”, a pile of Morley cigarette butts led the FBI team to suspect a soccer coach, who smoked Morleys, of stalking one of his star female players because his DNA was on the butts. Upon analysis of the footage in the episode, the packet of cigarettes the coach holds is actually a Marlboro packet and not a fictional Morley packet.
  • CSI: NY: In the episode “Boo” (Season 4, Episode 6), a smoked Morley cigarette is found in a voodoo doll at a crime scene.
  • Definitely, Maybe: In 1992, Will Hayes (Ryan Reynolds) buys Morleys when he arrives in New York City for $3.20, and he complains that in Wisconsin they cost $2.60.
  • Epicenter (2000): At the beginning of the movie, the character Nick Constantine has a pack of Morleys in his briefcase.ER: In the episode “Beyond Repair”, while searching his daughter Rachel’s room, Dr. Mark Green (Anthony Edwards) discovers a pack of Morleys with a condom inside.
  • Everybody Hates Chris: Episode 1×20 A carton of Morleys is sold out of the back of a car.
  • Freddy Got Fingered: Gord (Tom Green) can be seen smoking a pack of Morleys in one scene.
  • Frasier: Episode 7×19 “Morning Becomes Entertainment” Bebe pulls a pack of Morleys out of her purse and asks Frasier if he minds.
  • Friends: Chandler can be seen holding a pack of these in the episode “The One Where Rachel Smokes”
  • Gone Home: A packet can be found on the top shelf of Sam’s locker.
  • Gun Shy: In a meeting between the police, the character Charley has a box of Morley cigarettes in front of him on the conference table.
  • Heroes: In episode 3×03, “One of Us, One of Them,” Claire Bennet’s biological mother, Meredith, tries to light a Morley in the Bennet home before Sandra Bennet asks her not to smoke in the house.
  • The House on Greenapple Road (1970): A character steals a pack of Morley cigarettes from a desk at the police station.
  • Jake 2.0: A terrorist disguises powerful explosives as a pack of Morley cigarettes and demonstrates its incredible power by exploding a piece of swamp in the Philippines.
  • Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead: Rusty Nail (Mark Gibbon) is smoking Morley cigarettes as he purchases them in the opening scene in the shop.
  • Judging Amy: In season 3 episode 15 teen is suing Morley company for causing his emphysema.
  • Justified: In the season one episode “Riverbrook”, a group of prison escapees rob a convenience store. One discharges a shotgun in the store, blasting a rack of cartons of Morley cigarettes.
  • Killer Instinct: In the episode “Game Over,” Morley cigarettes appear in the desk of Lt. Matt Cavanaugh, played by Chi McBride.
  • Lost: In the Flash Sideways of the episode “LA X” (6×01), Rose Nadler is seen on the plane clutching a magazine with an ad for Morley cigarettes.
  • The L Word: In the season five episode “Lunar Cycle”, a pack of Morley cigarettes is visible on the coffee table when Shane and Jenny are lying on the sofa together.
  • Malcolm in the Middle: A packet of Morley cigarettes is one of the things found hidden by Malcolm’s mother in season 1 episode 10. And in the season 4 episode 19 Malcolm plays chess with Leonard (Jason Alexander). Leonard tries to pay off his debts with a pack of Morleys.
  • Mannix: In the episode “All Around the Money Tree,” Joe Mannix opens a suitcase to discover a couple packs of Morleys—in white packs.
  • Medium: In the episode “To Have and to Hold” (season 4, episode 3) a character smokes a Morley cigarette. In the episode “The First Bite is the Deepest” (season 5, episode 17), Allison DuBois brings Cynthia Keener a bag filled with snack foods, candy, and Morley cigarettes when visiting her in prison.
  • The Middle: In the episode “The Map” (season 3, episode 13) Frances brings Aunt Edie a carton of Morley cigarettes.
  • Millennium: In “The Time Is Now”, Peter Watts discovers a Morley stub in the mysterious Millennium Group’s basement as a nod to the Cigarette Smoking Man from The X-Files. Chris Carter created both series.
  • Mission: Impossible: Morleys appear in the original television series, and several characters can be seen with them. In one specific episode, 2×07 “Operation ‘Heart,” Barbara Bain’s character can be seen removing a pack from a table along with a handkerchief (ca 20 mins in).
  • Murders’ Row: Matt helm uses a dart in a cigarette to take down a guard. He leaves the now empty pack of Morley cigarettes on the guard, showing the warning about smoking possibly being dangerous to your health…
  • Murder in the First: Defense Attorney James Stamphill appears smoking Morleys while laying down and speaking into a primitive tape recorder, dictating notes about the case. The pack of Morleys shown is an old-fashioned design (based on the 1930s setting of the movie), unlike the modern-looking packs of Morleys more frequently seen.
  • The Naked City: Season 2, Episode 21 “Tombstone for a Derelict,” (5 April 1961) opens as four young men led by Baldwin Larne (Robert Redford) surround a derelict on a lonely street. Larne offers him a cigarette, and, as the derelict turns to get a light from one of Larne’s companions, Larne stabs the derelict in the back, dead, and tosses the cigarette pack on the body. Detective Flint (Paul Burke) and company arrive on the scene of the crime to investigate, and the pack of cigarettes is shown close up to be the Morley brand, a clue. This early Morley cigarettes b&w appearances shows a cigarette pack with an Etruscan horse image as the brand icon, and the first anf last letters of “Morley” in lower case, and the letters in between in upper case.
  • Nash Bridges: In episode 420 “Power Play”, Morleys appear on a desk in a criminal’s house.
  • New Amsterdam: In the episode “Love Hurts” (season 1, episode 8), a suspect in an interrogation room is about to light a Morley. John Amsterdam takes it from him and says, “No smoking.”
  • Orange Is the New Black – season one episode eleven “tall men with feelings” *”Pornstache” pulls morleys from his pocket and tries to light the butt.”
  • The Outer Limits: In “A New Life” (season 7, episode 3), Jacob tries to smuggle two cartons of Morleys onto the bus. In the episode “Falling Star” (season 2, episode 19), Terry McCammon (while possessed by a time traveler) tosses a pack of Morleys onto a bedstand.
  • Prison Break: In “Bolshoi Booze” (season 2, episode 11), T-Bag picks up a pack of Morleys from a bag in Geary’s apartment.
  • Prozac Nation: The character played by Christina Ricci smokes Morley cigarettes in the film version of Elizabeth Wurtzel’s autobiographical Prozac Nation. Ricci plays a young writer who occasionally uses the empty cigarette packs as scrap paper.
  • Psycho: At the end of the film, psychiatrist Dr. Fred Richman portrayed by Simon Oakland tells the story of what really happened and shakes a cigarette out of a pack of Morleys. This film was released June 16, 1960 and is currently the earliest known sighting of the Morley brand.
  • Pushing Daisies: In the Season 2 episode “Bad Habits,” a carton of Morleys can be seen in the cabinet full of contraband in Sister Maria Christina’s room.
  • Reaper: In the second season finale “The Devil and Sam Oliver,” Mary Pat, the greeter at the Work Bench holds up a pack of Morleys before she steps outside to have a smoke next to the LP gas tanks.
  • S. Darko: The boy carries a Morley pack in his left sleeve.
  • Saving Grace: In the second season episode “It’s a Fierce, White-Hot, Mighty Love,” the main character Grace is given a Morley by a suspect as she’s investigating him.
  • Shameless: Fiona throws Lip a carton of Morleys in Season 2, Episode 3.
  • Sherbet: The eponymous detective Sherbet Lock in the American comic book Sherbet reveals that both she and the missing child Belinda Darwin favor Morley brand cigarettes in the short story “Milk”.
  • Seinfeld: In the seventh season finale “The Invitations,” George Costanza smokes a Morley in an attempt to appear off-putting to his fiancee Susan Ross, in hopes that she will call off their upcoming wedding.
  • Sordid Lives: The Series: In the first season episode “Pills, Poison and Penises,” Morley brand cigarettes are advertised on a sign at the convenience store where Vera works.
  • Space: Above and Beyond: In the episode “Ray Butts” the main character, Ray Butts, has a pack at the beginning of the episode.
  • Special Unit 2: In the episode “The Grain,” a housewife, under the influence of the Sandman, robs a convenience store, demanding all the cash, and a pack of Morleys.
  • Spy Game
  • The Strain: In Episode 11, Season 1, Zach Goodweather finds Morley cigarettes on the floor of a looted grocery store while looking for cigarettes for Mariela Martinez.
  • System Shock 2: Packets of Morley cigarettes are an item within the game. Essentially useless, when smoked they cause the player character to lose health.
  • That ’70s Show: In the episode “Eric Gets Suspended”, Red Forman tells Eric Forman to smoke an entire pack of Morleys after he gets caught with a cigarette at school.
  • The Tenants
  • Thirteen
  • The Traveler
  • The World’s End: Gary smokes Morleys throughout the film, best seen after the fight scene against the twins.
  • Up All Night: In “I Can’t Quit You” (Season 2, Episode 9), Chris struggles to resist buying a pack of cigarettes at a convenience store, where Morleys are visible behind the counter.
  • The Walking Dead: In “Save The Last One” (Season 2, Episode 3), Dale contemplates smoking a cigarette while standing on the roof of his RV. In “Consumed” (Season 5, Episode 6) Daryl finds a carton of Morley lights soft packs on the floor next to Noah who is trapped under a bookshelf.
  • Warehouse 13: In the fourth season episode “The Ones you Love”, Mrs. Frederic and Steve Jinks enter “The Library” (a secret room in the Vatican). There is a pack of Morley cigarettes on the table that was left abandoned 4 months prior.
  • Weeds: In the third season episode, “The Brick Dance”, Conrad asks Heylia about the Morleys that she is smoking, that she had not smoked for years.
  • The X-Files: The Cigarette Smoking Man, played by William B. Davis, smokes this fictional brand, as does Agent Monica Reyes. The X-Files is probably the most well known use of Morley cigarettes. In “Brand X,” Mulder and Scully visit Morley Tobacco’s headquarters after one of the employees is murdered.


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WWE’S Royal Rumble Preview 2017

(PCM) WWE will be returning to Texas to host the 2017 Royal Rumble. The event takes place on January 29th at San Antonio’s Alamodome. The last time WWE hosted the Royal Rumble was way back in 1997. This year’s event is gearing up to be memorable, with many big names returning to the squared circle to get their rumble on.

The Royal Rumble first premiered in 1988 and was televised on the USA Network. The Rumble was the idea of WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson, and has become a staple of WWE’S programming. The event also marks the beginning of the WrestleMania season. The winner of the Royal Rumble which features 30 Superstars, gets a title shot at WrestleMania which some to refer to as the showcase of the immortals. WrestleMania by far is WWE’S biggest event of the year. So, it’s not rocket science that all the wrestlers in the Royal Rumble will do whatever it takes to throw their opponent over the top rope, and get their shot at the title.

Thirty Superstars, including a returning Bill Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, and Braun Strowman have been announced thus far. Hopefully Goldberg and Lesnar have more time in the ring than their lackluster match at Survivor Series 2016. The match only lasted one minute and twenty- four seconds, and saw Goldberg pin Lesnar after two spears and a jackhammer.

Other matches announced so far:

Raw Women’s Championship Match: Charlotte Flair Vs Bailey

WWE Universal Championship Kevin Owens Vs Roman Reigns (Chris Jericho will be suspended in a shark cage above the ring)

WWE Champion AJ Styles Vs John Cena

This year’s Rumble will the 30th in the Royal Rumble chronology. The show will feature Superstars from both the Raw and SmackDown brands. Tune into the WWE Network and check out the show.


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