WWE has continued to partner with and make donations to Hire Heroes USA’s mission as well as use their own assets, which includes TV broadcasts, live events, digital and of course social media to generate awareness and raise funds.
“WWE has a clear commitment to supporting the US military and the top organizations that help military veterans and their families,” said Brian Stann, President and CEO of Hire Heroes USA and also an MMA fighter with the UFC. “Like us, WWE follows verbal support with action, making a tangible difference in the lives of those who have sacrificed so much in defense of this nation. We are proud to partner with WWE so that together we can help reduce veteran unemployment.”
WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon said that it’s an honor for WWE to partner with the organization and support programs that will help the veterans, adding that the WWE has a long history with the U.S. military and they are extremely grateful for their sacrifices.
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May 23, 2013 – 8:12 AM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, twitter party, Wrestling, WWE, WWE Twitter | No Comments »
Arriving May 21 on Digital HD and on Blu-ray and DVD June 4th, don’t miss the action-packed sequel of 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded staring WWE Superstar Randy Orton.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and WWE Studios unveil a brand new chapter in its thrilling action franchise. A twisted genius and a good man are going head-to-head in the ultimate game of cat and mouse!
As paramedic Nick Malloy, (Randy Orton) jumps into overdrive in this pulse-pounding, thrill ride filled with gripping suspense! Malloy receives a terrifying call from a vengeful psychopath connected to his past, and the maniac (Brian Markinson) threatens to unleash a murder spree unless Nick can complete a series of 12 challenges without involving the cops or missing a single deadline. With no time to spare — and his own wife’s life on the line — Nick must piece together cryptic clues and hunt down the killer before it’s too late!
Today, many popular wrestling stars are taking turns on the silver screen and have caught the acting bug! Let’s take a look at these action heavyweights and highlight some of their top on-screen moments.
“Get a look at greatness!”
WWE superstar Randy Orton isn’t a stranger to WWE Films and this June he’ll be hitting Blu-ray for the sports entertainment company in the action thriller 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded. This is the second installment in the franchise. The first 12 Rounds film was released in 2009 and starred WWE superstar and Heavyweight Champion John Cena. Orton, a former WWE Heavyweight Champion himself, takes over the lead role in the sequel.
Before his big screen career, Randy made his debut in WWE back in 2001. Orton is the youngest wrestler to become “World Heavyweight Champion” at the age of only 24. He has also won World Tag Team Championship teaming up with Edge. This Legend Killer is also winner of 2009 Royal Rumble. Randy was the Ex-Member of group Evolution which consisted of Triple H, Ric Flair and Dave Batista.
“I haven’t backed down from a fight in my life, and I won’t start tonight.”
He’s part wrestler, part rapper. And he’s successful in both endeavors, cutting rap tracks and winning several titles in the ring, including the WWE Championship. Still wrestling in the WWE and its biggest star, Cena has made modest successes out of his WWE-produced starring roles in The Marine and 12 Rounds, and although his acting prowess has yet to be truly tested, there’s no denying the current popularity of the 113kg Massachusetts native on the big screen.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
“Can you smell what The Rock is cooking?”
By far the most successful actor with a wrestling background, The Rock has firmly cemented his status as a full-fledged action star and a charismatic actor with considerable chops. The Rock made his big-screen debut in The Mummy Returns, which was so well received in the fans-sphere, that it led to spin-off/prequel film centering around his character The Scorpion King. He later starred in the often underrated actioner The Rundown, an update of Walking Tall, and the videogame-based sci-fi flick, Doom. Most recently he featured in Fast and Furious 5 and 6 along with leading the GI Joe sequel – GI Joe Retaliation.
“That’s the Bottom Line Cause Stone Cold Said So!”
Voted the most popular WWE superstar ever by wrestling fans, Austin is a four-time WWE champion and Hall of Fame inductee. Since leaving the company, he has played the lead in a string of low-budget but popular action movies, such as The Condemned. He also appeared in Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables and has a comedy role in the forthcoming Adam Sandler film Grown Ups 2.
“Whatcha gonna do when Hulkamania destroys you?”
Arguably the most famous wrestler ever, Hogan is a star of the 1980s and his name is synonymous with the industry. The inevitable film career brought mixed fortunes: a well-received cameo in Rocky III led to two starring roles in the 1990s comedies Suburban Commando and Mr Nanny, neither of which were loved by audiences or critics.
“Wrestling is ballet with violence”
Jesse “The ‘Governing’ Body” Ventura has enjoyed a long and varied professional life as a wrestler, a Navy diver, and a successful politician. Ventura’s acting career is nothing to turn your nose up at either. First appearing in 1987′s Predator alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, he later went on to star in a number of genre films like Guardian of the Universe, Demolition Man, Repossessed and teamed with Arnie again in The Running Man and Batman & Robin.
Ventura made a memorable cameo as a “Man in Black” in the popular X-Files episode “Jose Chung’s ‘From Outer Space.’” After his stint as the governor of Minnesota, “The Body” returned to acting (kind of) in 2005, lending his voice to an unseen motivational speaker in Johnny Knoxville’s The Ringer.
The 12 ROUNDS 2: RELOADED Blu-ray and DVD is loaded with extra features including three making-of featurettes, audio commentary and more.
12 ROUNDS 2: RELOADED Blu-ray/ DVD/Ultraviolet/Digital Copy Combo Pack Special Features:
• Randy Orton Reloaded
• The Action of 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded
• Locations: From Heller’s Lair to the Sugar Factory
• Audio Commentary
12 Rounds 2: Reloaded Blu-Ray/DVD can be pre-ordered on amazon.com.
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May 22, 2013 – 11:48 AM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, Giveaways, WWE | 7 Comments »
Have you ever seen old videotapes of “The Ed Sullivan Show” with the juggler who spins the plates on tall sticks?
If you are a harried mother who juggles finances, you probably wish you could spin the plates like the juggler did. More likely, the plates end up crashing to the floor one by one until there are no plates left.
It isn’t a surprise. If you are active in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, juggling a home and career with civic participation in Texas is enough to make any mommy tear her hair out repeatedly. It can be done, but it takes practice and many years of experience being a mother and a career woman.
As you start out in a career and spend several hours in traffic to and from your job, many thoughts go through your mind. On the way to work you often think if you’re doing a good enough job to please and satisfy the bosses, or at least your head honcho. At your job you juggle multiple tasks. You spin the plates just like on Ed Sullivan and hope they all stay on the sticks – the equivalent of doing a great job.
Then you leave the office for the long commute. On the way home you think about how the kids were today at school or in day care, depending on how young they are. You think about how your husband’s day went at his job. You think about what should be made for dinner. It’s all about choices. It’s all about juggling decisions. Admittedly, these decisions are a little easier, but it is all about choices.
As you start out in a career with children involved, finances might not be the best in your family. You might have cash-flow issues. It might not be living paycheck to paycheck, but you may need to finance a few purchases here and there via credit. As a mommy who wants to save money, this is where low APR credit cards are key. If you do not have credit cards as of yet but a clean-enough credit record to qualify, make sure you find low interest rate credit cards so you don’t drown in APR debt down the road.
This situation should improve as you gain stature in your company. The plates should stay on the sticks more often. You should get raises in your job for strong performance. Money issues should go away or lessen, depending on how you and your husband’s careers go and how well you manage the checkbook.
Sometimes, later in life, these choices may involve moving around in your job, to other companies or to other careers. How easy will it be to switch? Of course you want to think about a number of different things in regards to a career choice, such as personal happiness, work environment, and financial stability. You might be even asking yourself, what happens when I roll over my 401(k) without a penalty?
When some doors close, others open. Soon you may get bored in your job and want to move on. Discussions with your husband might involve careers instead of children. You may realize it is time to make some hard choices.
As a wife, mother and hard worker, these choices will jump out at you over the years. It is how you manage these choices that will make or break the plates on the sticks.
Don’t worry if you misstep and one plate falls to the floor. It is all about picking up and starting over. Soon you will spin the plates on the sticks, and you will get the applause. It may not be from a large audience, but it will be from an appreciative family.
May 20, 2013 – 11:42 PM - | Posted in daily life | No Comments »
Choosing a credit card from the hundreds of different products available can be tough enough, but fending off credit card companies when they start offering you extra products like insurance can leave you without a clue what to do for the best.
Should you get insurance when you take out a credit card? If so, should you take out a policy at the same time as get your credit card or should you look elsewhere for credit card insurance? Before deciding whether you need it or not, it can be useful to know about the different types of insurance for credit cards that are available to you.
Card protection insurance
Card protection insurance is a policy that simply covers you in case your credit card gets lost or is stolen and you suffer a financial loss as a victim of credit card fraud. You might find such a policy useful, but you might not need it at all. According to the consumer group Which?, there are rules in place stating that banks must reimburse victims of credit card fraud and identity theft.
Payment protection insurance
The second type of insurance you can get when you have a credit card is payment protection insurance, a type of cover you might have heard a lot about recently. Payment protection insurance, or PPI, is a policy that covers your repayments on your credit card if you fall ill, become injured or can’t work and earn money for some reason. There are exemptions to these policies (i.e. you aren’t covered if you get sacked from your job), but if you are worried about falling behind with your payments if the worst should happen, PPI can be a useful policy to have. PPI has been in the news a lot recently due to widespread mis-selling, where customers were sold it when applying for loans and credit cards without knowing they were being sold it. As long as you want PPI and are told all about the terms and conditions of the policy, you won’t be a victim of PPI mis-selling and you could actually end up with a very useful type of insurance cover.
When and where to buy credit card insurance
When deciding whether or not to take out the insurance offered at the same time you apply for credit card or other financial products, there is one simple thing to ask yourself – is it the best deal? It may be more convenient to get two products at once, but there is a good chance you could get your credit card insurance cheaper if you shop around a bit.
May 17, 2013 – 12:58 PM - | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »
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May 15, 2013 – 9:07 AM - | Posted in promotions, Reviews | No Comments »