Dolph Zigglers Brother Blogs + The Rock/Hercules, More
-- The Rock posted the following clip from behind the scenes to his Instagram account with the following caption:
"On a movie set we have a "Prop Supervisor" who's job is to make sure everything's 100% perfect before the Assistant Director yells.."Aaand ACTION". Today we have Prop Supervisor Mickey who's ensuring the drapes are perfectly still for our take once I get in position. What Mickey doesn't know is I'm a beast w/ a vice grip and once my hands get ahold of you.. you become my lunch. #MickeyLivesAnotherDay #LeatherCanBeRestricting #GottaSumHaveFun #HERCULESMovie"
The film is set for release on July 25th, 2014 and also stars Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid BolsÃ¸ Berdal, Aksel Hennie, Reece Ritchie and Tobias Santelmann.
-- Ryan Nemeth, the brother of Dolph Ziggler's brother, has begun blogging. Below are comments about his WWE release:
â€œItâ€™s Not All Badâ€
Am I happy I was released? No. Of course not. Are you kidding? Nobodyâ€™s happy about getting fired. Thatâ€™s insane. Thatâ€™s not a thing. Itâ€™s just not. Itâ€™s completely 100% impossible to be happy about that. Youâ€™re â€œhappyâ€ you got fired? Really? Okay, let me ask you this: if youâ€™re so happy you got fired then why didnâ€™t you quit? Huh? Tell me. Seriously, can you explain that? Oh, you canâ€™t? Because youâ€™re lying? Yup, okay, got it.
I conclude: people who get fired and declare â€œIâ€™m happy I got firedâ€ arenâ€™t telling the truth. Theyâ€™re lying.
End of story.
Got it? Okay. Iâ€™m going to move on.
Am I, however, happy right now? Yes. Big time. I am incredibly happy. Since leaving WWE Developmental (FCW, NXT, WWEPC, HHH-XT, and whatever else itâ€™s currently hash-tagged as in the scale-tippingly manic, dangerously positive and impossibly grateful tweets of the current Developmental roster members) I have done a lot. Like, really, a lot. Iâ€™ll explainâ€¦
I recently spent more time with my family in a few short weeks than I have in several years combined since first arriving at Rip Rogerâ€™s class at OVW to begin my formal training. Family time is hard to come by for a person in any level of the WWE, from top to bottom, so this was a really nice treat. Plus, visiting home also means being able to cruise around town in my momâ€™s sweet minivan. (â€œAny of you ladies need a ride? I have Kelly Clarkson and Roy Orbison CDs in here!â€)
While visiting my home state, I wrestled in a ring with Tracy Smothers. Did you read that? Go back- make sure you saw that last sentence. I said I got to wrestle in a ring with Tracy Smothers. Yeah, that Tracy Smothers. Yep. Uh-huh. Iâ€™ve estimated the mathematical odds of me working with Tracy Smothers in NXT as somewhere between No F*%#ing Way and Absolutely F*%#ing Not.* (Those arenâ€™t good odds.)
Iâ€™ve also been fortunate enough to work on comedy, acting and writing with some very close friends of mine, Nick McNeil, Trent? and Michael Hutter. You can see some of our work on www.youtube.com/FunnyDontMakeMoney. Whether one enjoys or abhors our comedic pieces, the point must be conceded: such artwork would simply not fly under the watchful (and curiously overprotective) eye of WWE.
Another benefit of being released is not having to go to practice every day. Yes, I realize that sentence sounds awful upon first glance. Iâ€™ll explain. While I certainly valued the daily tutelage of some of the businessâ€™s top minds such as Dr. Tom Prichard, Ricky â€œThe Dragonâ€ Steamboat, and guest coaches such as Lance Storm, I would be misleading the reader if I claimed I didnâ€™t love the rest and recuperation my body has been lucky enough to enjoy lately. Much like time spent with family, time spent healing the body is also hard to come by while working at any level in the WWE. See? Itâ€™s not all bad.
So, there are some benefits to being released. Freedom, rest, minivansâ€¦ But! Thereâ€™s no way to deny it: being forced to leave the company you literally dreamt of having the chance to work forâ€¦is an utter nightmare. Really. It sucks.
It sucks so bad.
So, so, so bad.
So f*%#ing bad.
But life doesnâ€™t have to end. And wrestling doesnâ€™t have to end either**. I promise- things donâ€™t â€œhave to endâ€ when you get fired. They simply have to change. They change dramatically, too. Like real dramatically. Like super-extra-crazy-dramatically. But I look at this dramatic change in a positive light. For instance, check out my PROS and CONS list:
No, I donâ€™t get a weekly WWE paycheck anymoreâ€¦
â€¦but, yes, I do get to dress-up as an elderly woman with my best friends and crotch-chop and dry-hump salted deli meats shaped like wangs for Funny Donâ€™t Make Money videos. I can do this any time I want. Really; whenever I feel like it. In fact, I might do it tonight. Iâ€™m already wearing
the wig. (I always wear it when I type. And once the wig is on, I mean, come on. Might as well.)
See? Itâ€™s not all bad.
*neither No F*%#ing Way nor Absolutely F*%# Not are actual numbers.
** Iâ€™m allowed to start a sentence with the word â€œAndâ€ because I have a Masterâ€™s Degree. Check the rulebook; Iâ€™m good.