WWE NXT made its debut on the USA Network last Wednesday, a monumental moment for Triple H and the NXT superstars that have made the brand a must-watch program for any wrestling fans.
And while NXT’s premiere on USA was a big deal, their second episode carries even more weight as they will be going up against All Elite Wrestling’s new weekly show, AEW Dynamite, airing on TNT. Both shows will run from 8-10pm ET, reminiscent how WWE and WCW clashed during the “Monday Night Wars” the ’90s. To quote former WWE champion and current AEW superstar, Chris Jericho: “Gonna be fun to see which team the world decides to join!”
And if you tune in to NXT’s Wednesday night broadcast, you’ll see noted wrestling fan Wale on the show. The rapper took to twitter on Tuesday to announce that he’ll be making an appearance on the show alongside Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford, aka The Street Prits.
The Street Prits are scheduled to take on the NXT Tag Team Champions, Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish, for the titles on tomorrow night’s show.
Additionally, The Undisputed Era’s Adam Cole (bay bay) will be putting his NXT Title on the line against The Original Bro, Matt Riddle, while Candice LeRae challenges NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler.
Undefeated and Nike have another sneaker collection in the works, coming on the heels the four-pack Kobe 4 Protros that released in celebration Mamba Day this past weekend. For their next project, UNDFTD and Nike have plans to release a trio Air Max 90s.
Sneaker source @py_rates recently spread word the UNDFTD Air Max 90 collection, revealing that the kicks will come in the following colorways “Platinum Tint/Platinum Tint-Sail,” “Black/Black-Anthracite-Rush Pink,” and “Pacific Blue/Vast Grey-Vivid Purple.”
Undefeated confirmed the rumors on Monday, as they teased an images the Air Max 90 heel tabs featuring the UNDFTD logo in place the “Nike Air” branding. A release date has not yet been announced but rumors suggest the three AM90s are expected to launch in the Spring 2020.
WWE has ficially announced that NXT will be switching to a live, two-hour weekly show airing on the USA Network starting Wednesday, September 18. NXT, which is the last stop for WWE superstars before they make the leap to Raw or SmackDown, has aired exclusively as a one-hour show on the WWE Network since 2014.
“The move to USA Network provides an opportunity to deepen our relationship with NBCUniversal and further build the NXT brand,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman & CEO. “Over the long term, our goal is to develop a following that can be monetized to the same level as our flagship programs, Raw and SmackDown.”
In taking the Wednesday night slot, NXT will compete against All Elite Wrestling’s weekly TNT program slated to debut on October 2. Both shows will run from 8-10pm ET, reminiscent how WWE and WCW clashed during the “Monday Night Wars” the ’90s.
To quote former WWE champion and current AEW superstar, Chris Jericho: “Gonna be fun to see which team the world decides to join!”
WWE legend Triple H runs the show for NXT, and he was among the many superstars who took to social media on Tuesday after the USA deal was announced.
“Can’t describe this announcement in any other word than PROUD. Proud everyone involved from day one. Proud you’ve let your voice be heard and carried the banner this brand. Proud you’ve loudly & clearly said #WeAreNXT. And I’m proud to say, we’re just getting started.”
Check out the reactions from other wrestling superstars past and present in the tweets embedded below.
WWE’s “King Of The Ring” tournament will return next Monday, August 19, marking the first time the event has taken place since 2015.
The tournament will take place over the next several weeks, featuring 16 WWE superstars – eight from Raw and eight from SmackDown. That said, each side the bracket will feature a mix wrestlers from both the red and blue brands, so there’s no guarantee that the final will feature “Raw vs SmackDown,” per se.
WWE finally revealed the bracket on Friday afternoon, so without further adieu:
Old school wrestling fans will recall that the King Of The Ring was once a popular PPV event in itself, but it ultimately got lost in the shuffle during the ’90s as WWE grew to include other PPV events throughout the year. Here’s hoping that whoever wins the 2019 tournament gets a significant push and helps catapult this event into something meaningful once gain.
Again, the festivities will kick f on the August 19 edition Raw. The eight first round matchups will likely take place over the course two weeks on August 19/20 and August 26/27, leaving the second round for the week September 2, and the semi-finals on the week September 9.
If that’s how WWE plays it, and they should, the King Of The Ring champion will be crowned at the Clash Champions PPV at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte on September 15.
HipHopDX Premiere – DJ Nykon has put in years of work touring with acts such as Living Legends, 2 Mex, Illmac and Sapient and now, he’s ready to take center stage and explore the solo route.
As the Portland-based beatmaster inches closer to dropping his new EP, Flipadelphia Vol. 1, he’s dropped off a sliver of the album in the form of a DJ Shadow remix. With the help of some classic 808s, Nykon has transformed “Nobody Speak,” from 2016’s The Mountain Will Fall into a bass-heavy, ’90s-flavored bop.
Nykon will be dropping a free EP once a month, beginning with Flipadelphia Vol. 1.
The project is expected to arrive on Thursday (August 1). Until then, bump the “Nobody Speak” remix above.
The international box fice numbers are in for The Lion King and while we’ve already reported on the movie doing well domestically and even going onto breaking records, we can now confirm that the international revenue is looking good as well. The live-action remake the 90s classic has racked up to approximately $433 million globally this past weekend which brings its global total to $531 million currently. The Lion King is already looking at a strong debut as it placed number one across 52 international markets thus far including Russia, Brazil, Mexico, and Australia. Precise numbers from each market were reported by Variety as well.
In terms ticket sales, the UK is looking at $19.9 million while the movie’s debut in France resulted in $19.6 million. On the other hand, Mexico, Brazil, Korea, and Australia respectively saw sales $18.7 million, $17.9 million, $17.7 million and $17.1 million. Hong Kong, Japan, and Italy are still waiting on the movie’s opening, but we expect big numbers from these markets as well. In China, the reboot is almost at $100 million dollars in ticket sales right now as it stands with $98 million dollars thus far. Clearly, the world is receiving the Lion King well and we expect it to go onto breaking major records.
Fresh f the release some colorful Nike Air Fear God 1s comes yet another project from Jerry Lorenzo’s Fear God and Nike.
The Fear God x Nike Air Skylon II, which originally debuted in two colorways back in December, will be available again on July 18 in the familiar “Light Bone” color scheme. The kicks, priced at $150, will initially be available at select retailers overseas, but a U.S. release is expected to follow shortly after the July 18 drop.
Fear God x Nike Air Skylon II/SneakerNews
Inspired by Nike’s early 90s running sneaker, the Fear God x Nike Air Skylon II comes equipped with a luxurious leather inner lining and a new toggle lacing system as well as glossy, light bone-colored patent leather swooshes and Fear Of God script near the heel.
Continue scrolling for ficial images the Fear God x Nike Air Skylon II “Light Bone,” and stay tuned for the global release details.
Nike’s most prominent sneaker line is easily the Air Max as it was created back in the 1980s and has seen a plethora models throughout the years. Every sneakerhead is different when it comes to their favorite Air Max creations, although it’s safe to say that those released during the 90s tend to get all the praise. Despite this, it’s important to give Nike props when it comes to their more contemporary Air Max models as they’ve been pretty dope over the past few years.
After dropping the Air Max 720 earlier this year, sneakerheads thought Nike would be done with the new Air Max models. Well, that turned out to be false with the reveal the Air Max 200 which sees the line go back to its roots. A few colorways have been released so far but the latest to come to the surface is the “Mystic Green” model. The sneaker has a plethora colors and materials such as mesh and suede. Green, yellow, blue, pink, and lilac are all present here while the Air Max unit appears chunky in the back, yet concealed unlike the Air Max 720.
Adidas Boost has been impressing sneaker consumers since 2013 and just a few years ago, Adidas unveiled the Adidas Crazy BYW to the world which helped solidify Boost’s impressive range. Modeled after the “feet you wear” silhouettes the 1990s, the “Boost you wear” model fers a double and sometimes triple dose Boost. The previous two models the Crazy BYW had a chunky midsole that was completely made Boost, all while resting below a funky mid-cut upper.
Today, the Crazy BYW 3 was unveiled to the world and it appears as though Adidas is building on previous models but with a twist. The first two colorways which can be seen below showcase a sneaker that has suede overlays all throughout the upper, while mesh makes up the tongue portion. From there, chunky sections Boost are placed on the back heel and on the front portion the midsole, with the latter being protected by a plastic casing.
John Singleton’s baby mother has been raising hell lately after viewing BET’s tribute the late director. The mother one Singleton’s children believed the whole thing was lacking and felt it was not as “full” as Nipsey Hussle‘s. Shelia Ward shared with TMZ that Tosha Lewis, the mother Singleton’s 25-year-old daughter Maasai, came at BET’s neck for not spending enough time on John’s tribute as they did with Nipsey’s. Although the mother does not speak for the family as a whole and many them do not share Tosha’s feelings, she still felt the need to let it be known that she was not satisfied with it at all. Lewis blasted the award show on Sunday Night in a public social media post wherein she stated: “They never featured anything Nipsey, but I guess he’s trendy nevermind John was talking and doing the same stuff as Nipsey since the 90s.”
Social media reacted to Lewis’ post by adding that BET did include a tribute to John which was delivered by Morris Chestnut and Snowfall star Damson Idris, but Lewis believes it was not enough when compared to Nipsey Hussle’s. Tosha also claims that Singleton’s family was not invited to the show, which is partially false because Singleton’s 26-year-old daughter, Justice, did get an invite.
Charles Barkley’s Nike Air Force Max CB has returned to retailers in a red and black colorway, serving as a nod to Sir Charles’ years with the Houston Rockets. The Air Force Max CB originally debuted in 1993 back when Barkley was a member the Phoenix Suns, and therefore the kicks have since been retro’d in Suns colors.
The latest iteration comes equipped will a red, leather and nubuck upper, highlighted by white and black detailing throughout. Additionally, the No. 4 that Barkley wore during his four years with the Rockets can be found on both heel pull tabs, while a pinstriped heel collar nods to Houston’s classic uniforms the late ’90s and early 2000s.
The Nike Air Force Max CB “Rockets” colorway, priced at $150, just dropped Nike.com. Continue scrolling for the ficial images.
Virgil Abloh recently unleashed a plethora Off-White sneaker samples during his “Figures Speech” exhibition at Chicago’s Museum Contemporary Art, which included multiple Air Jordan 4s and a yellow version the popular Off-White Air Jordan 1.
Among the Off-White x Air Jordan 4 collabs was Virgil’s take on the iconic “Bred” colorway, as well as a smooth, cream rendition. Additionally, the range Off-White samples included some unreleased Air Force 1s, Air Max 90s, VaporMax, Vaporfly & more.
The exhibit will be open from June 10 to September 22. Click here for more details and check out some photos the samples in the IG posts embedded below.
PUMA has ficially introduced their third iteration the LQD CELL Origin, featuring a classic white base with varying shades blue and electric yellow.
An evolution PUMA’s CELL running technology that first debuted in the 90s, LQD CELL’s innovative technology first debuted last month and features hexagonal cells that compress and work together with ProFoam to keep you steady while providing ultimate comfort.
PUMA LQD Cell Origin/PUMA
This CELL technology is outwardly visible on the outsole and backheel the shoe, highlighting the technology in a bold and unexpected way. Other features include an exaggerated height and shape the collar for a disruptive shelf appeal, mixed materials on the upper inspired by PUMA’s OG Superfly II from the 90s, and full rubber coverage on the outsole for maximum traction and durability without slowing you down.
The LQD CELL Origin, retailing for $110, will be available in stores and at PUMA.com starting this Thursday, May 16.
Ewing Athletics had today announced that their special edition “Ace Ventura” collection, in celebration the film’s 25th anniversary, will be available exclusively through EwingAthletics.com, starting May 1.
The collection, created in partnership with well known sneaker customizer @Mache, is highlighted by a vibrant Ewing 33 Hi, priced at $140. The kicks will releasing alongside a similarly styled jacket ($130) and pair shorts ($50).
Inspired by Ace Ventura’s gaudy wardrobe, the Ewing 33 Hi collab features a colorful, Hawaiian-themed floral print equipped with Mache’s signature on the panel and an Ace Ventura logo on the tongue. Additionally, the typical “EWING” text on the heels has been swapped out in favor “FINKLE” and “EINHORN.”
“I’ve definitely wanted to make an Ace shoe for years now,” says Mache. “Being a person who grew up in the ‘90s, Ace was a classic comedy woven into our memories.”
The kicks will be available in sizes ranging from 5-14. Take a closer look at the sneakers and gear below.
Oklahoma City Thunder All Star point guard Russell Westbrook laced up a plethora player exclusive colorways his Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 signature sneaker this year, many which served as a portal to the ’90s.
Video games, tv shows, athletes and toys all played a part in Westbrook’s best PEs, as well as the special edition sneaker boxes that the kicks were housed in.
While we wait to see what kicks he breaks out for the pivotal Game 3, scroll through the list below as we look back on 10(+) the craziest Why Not Zer0.2 PEs shared by Jordan Brand Promo PE designer, Kelsey Amy.