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The Media Man agency has tons of interesting news to report today. We've got pro wrestling WWE style, Hollywood, AussieWood, The Great Gatsby's Leonardo DiCaprio back in Sydney, Australia, James Bond and more.
3, 2, 1 and action...
Today at Bondi Beach, thanks to the wonders of pay TV and Murdoch's Foxtel, Aussies were able to enjoy one of the key WWE showcase events of the year - Royal Rumble, known for its 30 man battle royale, and for establishing stories and matches for pro wrestlers leading into WrestleMania (for which The Rock VS John Cena) has been inked in stone for about a year.
Sheamus aka "The Great White" won the battle royale. This sets him up for a world championship match at WrestleMania
WWE Champion CM Punk def. Dolph Ziggler (Special Guest Referee John Laurinaitis)
Brodus Clay def. Drew McIntyre
John Cena vs. Kane (Double Count-out)
Divas Champion Beth Phoenix, Natalya & The Bella Twins def. Eve, Kelly Kelly, Alicia Fox & Tamina
World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan def. Big Show and Mark Henry (Triple Threat Steel Cage Match)
Mike Tyson Enters WWE® Hall of Fame...
The WWE has announced today that boxing legend Mike Tyson will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL on Saturday March 31, 2012.
Tyson has a long and colourful history with WWE. In 1998, after a face-to-face confrontation with WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin® on Monday Night Raw®, Tyson was named special enforcer for the main event at WrestleMania® XIV between Austin and "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels. In the match, Tyson declared Austin the winner, and delivered a knockout punch to Michaels. In 2011, Tyson made his WWE return when he guest starred on Monday Night Raw, teaming with Chris Jericho® against Shawn Michaels and Triple H®. Tyson joins comedian Drew Carey and notable sports figures Bob Uecker, William “The Refrigerator” Perry and Pete Rose in the WWE Hall of Fame.
"I am honored to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame,” said Tyson, “I was the youngest heavyweight champion of all time, but the most fun I ever had in the ring was with WWE."
As one of the most iconic boxers in history, Mike Tyson was the undisputed heavyweight champion and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles. In addition to his in-ring accolades, Tyson is also a pop culture icon with roles in the blockbuster Hangover movies and the subject of the critically acclaimed biographical film Tyson. His also have a new game application, Mike Tyson: Main Event, which is currently available on iTunes.
Tyson will be inducted alongside Edge®, The Four Horsemen, Mil Mascaras and others at the 2012 WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony Saturday, March 31 at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL.
Austin is our tip to induct Tyson into the Hall.
Australian's don't have to fly to Miami to enjoy the action. You can order it on pay TV via Foxtel's Main Event, or by the time the event comes around, you may even be able to order it via the WWE official website.
The WWE will be back in Sydney, Australia on the 31st August via AllPhones Arena.
Leonardo DiCaprio back into Sydney for The Great Gatsby filming...
He's back - for work, and just a touch of play time with a special lady - (Erin Heatherton) we suspect. Leo's other flick, J. Edgar is currently showing in Australian cinema's. If your into Leo or political movies you will love it. Otherwise, you might want to check out something else with your hard earned cash.
James Bond's cars etc al showed off in UK...
The world’s most famous secret agent turns 50 this year and to celebrate a collection of 50 vehicles from the James Bond films has gone on show in England.
The National Motor Museum in Beaulieu has put together the show, Bond In Motion, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first Bond film, Dr No. It took over of planning to bring the huge variety of vehicles together in the one location.
The vehicles have been sourced from a variety of collectors including the Ian Fleming Foundation and Eon Productions as well as several private collectors.
Some of the star attractions include the Lotus Esprit submarine from The Spy Who Loved Me, the crashed Aston Martin DBS from Casino Royale and, of course, the Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger.
The exhibition will run for a year and will coincide with the latest Bond film, due for release later this year.
Mission Impossible 4 breaks own record...
'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' is the most successful film in the movie series' franchise.
The Brad Bird-directed film - which sees Tom Cruise return as operative Ethan Hunt, alongside Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg - has made $571 million worldwide since its release late last year, and studio Paramount has admitted it is delighted with the success.
Rob Moore, Vice Chairman of Paramount, said: 'Brad Bird, Tom Cruise, J.J. Abrams and the entire team who worked on 'M:I4' created an incredibly entertaining film, one that fans worldwide embraced in record numbers.'
'Mission: Impossible II' is the next most successful film in the franchise, earning $546 million worldwide.
Brad has previously joked he was terrified about being the director who killed off Tom when he made him hang off the world's tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai for the fourth instalment of the movie.
He said: 'I think every director that has worked with him in these kinds of films probably has that feeling where your eyes snap open at three in the morning and you go, 'My god, what am I doing?' Definitely.'
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AACTA Awards At Sydney Opera House Tonight...
The who's who of the Australian film and television industry is in town for the AACTA awards.
Oscar-winners Geoffrey Rush and Cate Blanchett and Xavier Samuel (Twilight: Eclipse) were in the mix of the confirmed presenters for the event which will be broadcast via Channel 9 from 9.30pm.
The Aussie drama Red Dog is expected to make a huge showing at Australia's largest film awards.
The flick is based on a true story about a kelpie adopted by a remote West Australian mining community.
Red Dog has been nominated for six of the seven major awards at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) including Best Film, Best Director and Best adapted screenplay.
Other nominees for the top award include Mad Bastards, Snowtown and The Hunter.
The AACTAs, previously known as the AFI's, will be held in Sydney on Tuesday.
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