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The Batman vs. Superman trailer has LEAKED - Watch it here

Holy crap. Holy crap. Hole. Lee. Crap. So it's San Diego Comic Con this weekend, or the big one, and there's been a lot of big news. Sinister Six will come out before The Amazing Spider Man 3, Ra's alGhul will be in the next season of Arrow, Avengers something or other... HOLY CRAP BATMAN V. SUPERMAN FOOTAGE!

That's right, last night Zack Snyder showed a teaser trailer for the upcoming Man o' Steel sequel, and our faith is completely restored. So Dark Knight Returns. Much Frank Miller. Wow.


So right away it's clear that Bats is not suited up in the cape and cowl from the now infamous butt chin photo (Buttfleck), but anyone who is familiar with The Dark Knight Returns should notice that the suit in the trailer is pretty much the armor that The Caped Crusader wears during his final battle with Superman in Crime Alley. Come on, Zack. Don't screw this up. We believe you. Watchmen still sucked. 

Kill some time before UFC on FOX 12 and watch these Game of Thrones bloopers

I'm not going to be one of those people that's going to be like, "the books are so much better" but then again, maybe I am? Sorry to open this article on shaky ground, but the Game of Thrones TV series has really taken some confusing turns compared to the books. I'm gonna keep this spoiler free, but I want to ask just one question: Where the **** is Lady Stoneheart? That's all? Why even introduce Beric Dondarian if the **** doesn't go down? It's cool though, I like the books and the TV show. 

Last night the MMA world acted out like George R. R. Martin wrote the copy, with Phil Baroni and Melvin Manhoef both losing violently, so it just seems right that we watch these bloopers before we get ready for mortal combat this evening on FOX.

Update: Two minutes after I wrote this article, I found this (spoilers).

It's Batman Day! Check out the evolution of the Batsuit in one, tidy infographic

Today is a special day in America. It’s the goddamn Batman day. Yup. Batman has a plethora of fancy gadgets and toys, but he also has his own day. Normally it would just be a day to buy a random Bat-logo t-shirt, talk about how your prefer Michael Keaton over Christian Bale to assert yourself as the king meta-Batman fan when really you just come off as an elitist hipster dick, or maybe brush off that copy of the Absolute Long Halloween. This year also just happens to be #Batman75, an event in which DC Comics celebrates the Dark Knight, and continues to tell everyone that Batman was created by Bob Kane, while replying, “Bill who?” Seriously. Google Bill Finger right now. It's like some Court of Owls level conspiracy shit.

This is where a lot of people would state that what has made Batman such an endearing character over the past 75 years is that he has no super powers. It’s not like whenever he gets into a jam against some of the more powerful residents of the DC Universe he can just throw on a Yellow Power Ring...oh...wait...he’s done that? On more than one occasion? Okay…well still. Hal Jordan, Jon Stewart...and all those other Green Lanterns don’t technically have any super powers without a ring so we can just let that slide. Anyway. People like to paint Batman as an inspirational figure because anybody can be Batman. As former Batman scribe Grant Morrison once said, “Gym and Sherlock Holmes, and you can easily be Batman,” but let me just say this - the idea that “anyone can be Batman” is total bullshit.

Sure we can stretch the limits of our imagination and delude ourselves into thinking that we can train ourselves to physical perfection, and master all of the martial arts. But what everyone seems to [expletive] forget is that Bruce Wayne is a [expletive] billionaire. If you aren't Donald Trump, Mark Cuban, or Jay-Z then you can’t [expletive] be Batman. I mean...There was a period where I guess Vince McMahon could have been Batman, but then there was that whole thing where the WWE got a good TV deal, and not a great TV deal, so now he’s more akin to Bruce Wayne after losing all of his money in The Dark Knight Rises. Vince doesn't seem like much of a philanthropist either. However, as certain of his more lewd story lines have suggested he might be a full on rapist. I dunno. He might be a charitable dude, but I haven’t seen anyone post a link on Facebook that I won’t read and just infer misinformation from a headline that is nothing more than click bait, so I can’t say for sure. Dave Walsh would probably know.

Random “Where is he going with this” diatribe aside - Batman is awesome. Batman has always been awesome. Batman will continue to be awesome. So, in honor of Batman Day and #Batman75 check out this awesome infographic courtesy of HalloweenCostumes.com complete with Bat-nipples, but lacking Batman, Inc.

Raw July 21st: Brock Lesnar is Plan C, Stephanie in the Lockup

Raw last night was probably one of the better episodes of Raw that we've had for a while, in fact, it was probably better than WWE Battleground in a lot of respects. Those of us that read too much about wrestling rumors on the internet and read every issue of the F4W and WON were anticipating this week’s Raw for one reason and one reason alone; the return of Brock Lesnar. There was also the fact that John Cena wasn’t going to be on the show as a plus. That was a plus.

As always, with anything WWE produces, there was some good, there was some bad and there was some stuff that made us embarrassed to be in front of the television as an adult. It’s always going to be that way, but instead, let’s focus on the good.

WWE Battleground Happened - Here's Our Breakdown

Tonight was indeed a night, as that really awful song from Raw always tells us. WWE Battleground went down tonight and there was good, there was bad and oh yeah, there was a lot of ugly. That’s okay, because we watched it for you so we can tell you what to check out on the replay on WWE Network and what to avoid like the plague.

Funny how that works, right?

The pre-show actually had two, count ‘em two matches! Fandango took on Adam Rose and Naomi took on Cameron. Great way to toss in two worthless storylines from television over the past few weeks into the mix, I’d say. We’d probably skip this entirely, but it wasn’t exactly a half hour of my life that I regret.

The show then kicked off with the 2/3 Falls match for the WWE Tag Team Championship between the Wyatts and the Usos. Dear god did this deliver. If you watch nothing else from WWE Battleground, you check this match out no matter what. We won’t go as far as to say “match of the year” or anything close to that, but these guys have chemistry together and put together some tremendous finishing runs. This was really the match of the show and needs to be watched if you are a fan of wrestling.

We were supposed to get Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose next and instead we got Rollins backstage cutting a promo before Ambrose attacked him and Triple H ordered a bevvy of suited men to carry Ambrose out of the building and not allow him back in. I didn’t know that road agents were doubling as security guards now, I guess there were no beefy local wrestlers to pose as security for them this time around. This means that this match didn’t happen and we were all really bummed about it.

From here on out things get a little fuzzy and not that great. AJ Lee vs. Paige came up next and it was awesome that they got a different spot than the usual death/piss break one, but it was not awesome that they got about ten minutes (including entrances) to work and that the match fell apart a few times. A few of the spots looked like they were in slow motion or just didn’t work at all. I dunno, these two might not have any chemistry together or whomever laid this match out had no clue what to do with them.

Rusev vs. Jack Swagger had us all really concerned that they were going to talk about missiles and shooting down planes and they came really, really close to that. Like to a crazy degree, but held off, thankfully. The match happened and it was a fine hossfest, but no Big E hossfest. Everyone is starting to think that Big E is the hoss savior of the WWE right now. Jack Swagger takes a crazy looking whip into the ring post and gets counted out, which means this will keep happening. It’s Groundhog Day and we all are Bill Murray.

Seth Rollins came out to demand to have his hand raised and to be declared the winner over Ambrose by forfeit, which then happened. While walking to the back Ambrose jumped on Rollins and they had a pretty fun pull-apart brawl that spilled over into the crowd and onto the announce tables. It took half of the road agents in their tan suits to drag Ambrose out and kick him out once again. Really should have found local security, guys.

Chris Jericho vs. Bray Wyatt was up next and this had potential to be the match of the event, but Chris Jericho is older, he’s part time and he hasn’t had a bigger match in a long time now. Every bit of this showed as he was slower with some of his “quick” spots and just isn’t able to do what he used to be able to. A super abrupt ending came when Jericho hit the Codebreaker out of nowhere and got a three-count to a rather muted crowd response. Not what anybody wanted, that’s for sure.

Rollins is being escorted out of the arena when Ambrose jumps out of his rental car trunk and another brawl ensues. Rollins speeds away finally and I guess we’ll get a great match at Summerslam but still bummed that we got all of this time dedicated to them tonight without, you know, a match.

The Intercontinental Battle Royal happened and there were some fun spots. In fact, Kofi Kingston had TWO fun spots in the match, which has to be some sort of Kofi Kingston battle royal record. Miz pulled the old Jerry Lawler trick of getting tossed out without getting tossed out and hid for the entirety of the match. Heath Slater was super, super over, which was kind of awesome, being one of the last guys left. It came down to Ziggler vs. Sheamus with Ziggler tossing Sheamus only for Miz to run back in and toss Ziggler out for a very heelish win.

The main event then, uh, happened. Look, we all knew that John Cena would win and that Roman Reigns would look like Superman and that is exactly what happened. The only thing was the finishing run looked identical to last month’s finishing run featuring pretty much the same guys. Finisher after finisher after finisher. It was ridiculous and goofy. They must have done the finisher, pin, guy comes in for the save spot about four times in a row before Cena AA’d Orton onto Kane and pinned Kane. The problem wasn’t #LOLCENAWINS but #LOLSTALEFINISHINGRUN.

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