You know what I want? What I reeeaaaally reeeeaaallly want?
What I really want is this.
I don’t want Tony to die. I want him to retire.
He’s old. His joints hurt. His heart can’t take it anymore. His mind can’t either.
So he and a few old heros (the ones on their 50+*physically* like Fury *who is basically already retired* and others) retire and they HELP MENTOR the next generation.
The next Avengers (because we’re always going to need them)
Hell, Tony’s already doing it with Peter.
Instead of letting Tony Stark die, let him be able to run his company to help people. Let him be able to focus on the Maria Stark foundation to help people. Let him help tutor the heros that will one day take his and his colleagues place.
Let him be old and let him see the future that is TRULY his legacy.
The one full of hope.
Please Marvel, let Tony Stark a.k.a Iron Man be everyone’s trusted advisor.
And PLEASE. Let Anthony Edward Stark be the ultimate chair guy.
She is still pretty young but starting to look like a looker nonetheless. I think she rather liked me and now I wouldn’t be surprised if she has a thing for me. The knee breeches are cut tight to show off my crotch at its best, and the uniform – worn by everyone but Dad at these court functions – seems to have caught the polite eye of the young heir.
22-year-old future President John F. Kennedy, writing in 1939 to his friend (and future U.S. Senator from Rhode Island Claiborne Pell), on his interaction with the 13-year-old future Queen Elizabeth II at a royal function for diplomats hosted by King George VI that JFK attended (in traditional court dress) alongside his father, U.S. Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy.
What a year it’s been for Cody Rhodes. It was only 13 months ago that Rhodes left the WWE and began a quest to become one of the top wrestlers in the world, outside of the limelight of the company in which his father created the foundation for the future. Creating the famous “Rhodes list”, Cody made it clear what his intentions were for the wrestling world, checking off wrestler after wrestler as he set out to go one-on-one with anyone and everyone he dreamed of.
At last night’s ROH Best In The World event, Rhodes challenged Christopher Daniels for the ROH World Championship. This would be Cody’s second shot at the title, unsuccessfully challenging Daniels at War Of The Worlds in a triple threat match that also included Jay Lethal. However, at Best In The World, Cody was able to topple “Almighty” Christopher Daniels for the gold, winning his first world championship and becoming the first Rhodes in over 30 years to win a world championship. This may very well be the first of many, as Rhodes is set to take on
Kazuchika Okada on July 1st for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.
Sexy Star attempts to break Rosemary’s arm [August 26th, 2017]
I’ve been waiting for all the facts and accounts to come out on this incident before posting about it, because when it was first brought up, I was furious. As I have learned more on the incident, this feeling has only strengthened.
On Saturday, August 26th, Mexican promotion AAA presented its yearly Triplemania event, on which Sexy Star defended the Reina de Reinas Championship in a four way match against Ayako Hamada, Lady Shani, and Global Force Wrestling Knockout Rosemary. It was said that during the match, Lady Shani began “shooting on” (legitimately attacking) Sexy Star, teaming with Rosemary to attack her, which led to Sexy Star applying an armbar submission to Rosemary, in which she added too much torque in an effort to legitimately break Rosemary’s arm. After Rosemary tapped out and Sexy Star won the match, she reapplied the hold and continued the assault. The incident is shown in the video attached, and the full match is available here.
Luckily for Rosemary, she narrowly escaped injury despite having her shoulder popped out. Sexy Star has alleged that Rosemary shot on her during the match, but then later changed her story to the entire incident being a work. Rosemary has since refuted this claim It’s said that following the match, Vampiro led Sexy Star to apologize to Rosemary, and several wrestlers have spoken out about the incident, from Joey Ryan to Brian Cage to The Road Dogg himself. Sami Callihan penned perhaps the most prolific response:
After seeing what happened to Rosemary
last night at AAA I’m outraged. Our generation needs to band together
and end shit like this once and for all. We need to end the times of
bullying, hazing and garbage behavior in a sports that’s predetermined.
How can people take things so serious when this is a world of undead
wizards, cowboys, dancing dinosaurs, and anything else our imagination
can come up with. Our generation can finally change things. We can be
the generation to change things for the better. We can be the generation
who stand up for people’s rights. I’m sickened and disappointed at the
business I love more than anything: THIS NEEDS TO END NOW.
As Sunday came and went, with a large portion of the wrestling community backing Rosemary and condemning Sexy Star, Rosemary penned the following explanation:
Let me make this perfectly clear: if you take liberties with someone’s body when they are giving it to you and trusting you to keep them safe, you are not tough. You are an asshole. And you don’t belong in this business.
Sexy Star decided to do just that this weekend at Triplemania. And while I have remained quiet on social media until I was more calm to address the stiuation, I have now been informed that she is telling people that it is a work. You are all now being informed that Sexy Star is a liar. She was a liar in the locker room when she was forced to apologize and instead cooked up some bullshit excuse that she “didn’t know” and she is a liar now. You know if you are torquing on someone’s arm. You know an armbar is a real and dangerous hold.
The only reason your face is not broken right now is because a little voice inside my head as I lay on the apron kept repeating, “Don’t go to Mexican prison..” (thanks, Demon)
However, turning to positives: the outreach from the wrestling community has been incredible. I’m overwhelmed with how much love I feel right now from friends, fans, and people I have yet to meet in this amazing business. We are a family and we protect our own. If you violate that, you are not welcome here.
I also want to thank the AAA locker room. Multiple people came up to me saying how sorry and disgusted they were. Thank you Hamada and Shani, who also had to deal with bullshit from Star during that match. Thank you, Vampiro, for professionally trying to calm a volatile situation, though, as you know, once the excuses started pouring out of Sexy Star’s mouth in lieu of an apology, it was over.
Thank you to the amazing GFW locker room, both present that night and not. I have so much support from everyone, and talent, crew and office have all reached out to show me that.
Because of the incident, Sexy Star has been removed from all future WrestleCade events. Cody Rhodes stated that she will not be in any of his locker rooms, and encouraged all wrestling promotions to follow suit. Here’s hoping that she does, as taking liberties with someone in the ring is absolutely uncalled for. As someone who was once a huge fan of Sexy Star and even has a replica of her mask, I look at all this nonsense and wonder what made her decide to attack Rosemary, of all people. Anyone who’s had the pleasure of meeting or working with Rosemary will attest that she’s professional, very sweet, and wouldn’t herself harm someone on purpose as Sexy Star decided to do. Here’s hoping this is the last time you hear Sexy Star’s name, until she’s booked to lose the Reina de Reinas Championship. Hopefully to Shayna Bazsler, who doesn’t seem opposed to taking the challenge.
Today marks the end of an era, as my career as an LLB student comes to an end but I still have a lot of hard work left to do to finished my last 7 exams 🤓 Treated myself to some yummy homemade brownies and much needed coffee ☕️ It was a bittersweet moment but I am so so excited for what the future holds 😁🎉
You gotta love historic photos like these! A young Stephanie McMahon, aged about 13 or 14 years old, poses with future NXT mastermind Dusty Rhodes and his accomplice, Sapphire. For those who don’t recall Sapphire, she started out as a fan of Rhodes and would soon join his side, even teaming with him at WrestleMania VI to take on Randy Savage and Sensational Sherri.
“What the hell.”
Tony stared at the ridiculously attractive couple who’d just dropped a
bombshell on him. The girl was young and pretty, the man with her older and
seriously attractive in that craggy older-man way that always made Tony’s knees
feel a little weak. They were clearly a couple, too, their body language
screaming intimacy as they sat close together, knees touching.
“I said, Director
Coulson sent us,” the girl - well, she was a young woman, really, who’d
introduced herself as Agent Simmons - said, in a charming English accent.
“Which I realize may come as something of a shock to you.”
The best friend and cousin of the Queen, Margaret Rhodes has died aged 91, Buckingham Palace confirmed today.
Mrs Rhodes passed away on Friday night following a short illness. It is believed that the Queen had visited her regularly over the past few weeks.
Buckingham Palace has said it will not be issuing a statement because it is a private matter, although the Queen has sent her condolences to the family.
An insider told the Sunday Express: “The Queen will be devastated to have lost her best friend. She grew up with Mrs Rhodes and they had so much shared history. They remained close throughout the Queen’s reign and Her Majesty continued to be a regular visitor at Mrs Rhodes’s Windsor home until very recently.”
“One of the disadvantages of the Queen having such a long life is that she has had to say goodbye to so many dear friends and relatives.”
“It is such a sad loss for Her Majesty, Mrs Rhodes’s family and everyone in the royal household. She was an extraordinary woman.”
Born Margaret Elphinstone, Mrs Rhodes was the youngest daughter of Sidney Elphinstone, the 16th Lord Elphinstone and his wife Lady Mary Bowes-Lyon - sister to the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
The Queen and Mrs Rhodes have been close friends since childhood and were only 10 months apart in age. They spent regular holidays together growing up and during the Second World War Mrs Rhodes lived alongside the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, when she studied at secretarial school and then worked as a secretary for MI6.
In 1947 Mrs Rhodes was one of eight bridesmaids at the future Queen’s wedding to Lt Philip Mountbatten, now the Duke of Edinburgh.
She married the writer Denys Gravenor Rhodes in 1950, with Princess Margaret as one of the bridesmaids. The couple brought up two sons and two daughters in Devon.
When Mr Rhodes was diagnosed with cancer, the Queen offered the couple the Garden House in Windsor Great Park so they could be closer to London for treatment. Mr Rhodes died in 1981 and his widow remained there.
The cousins remained so close that they would take tea together every Sunday after church when the Queen was in Windsor.
In 1991, Mrs Rhodes became Woman of the Bedchamber, a mixture of lady-in-waiting and companion, to her aunt, the Queen Mother, until her death in 2002. That year the Queen appointed Mrs Rhodes Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO).
In her 2011 autobiography, The Final Curtsey, she described how as teenagers she and her royal cousins slipped out of Buckingham Palace on May 8, 1945, and celebrated VE Day with the crowds in The Mall, inspiring the 2015 film A Royal Night Out.
She also revealed how the future Queen did the conga through the palace and sang until 2am on VJ Day.
This picture surfaced online of Cody Rhodes at the funeral of Elijah Mainville. Elijah was Cody’s friend, and became known to the wrestling world as future WWE Superstar Drax Shadow. Rhodes cancelled 5 European dates and missed out on potentially thousands of dollars to pay his respects to Mainville and his family.