Michael Cavacini

An award-winning arts and culture blog.

Power On: The Story of Xbox

Last night, I finished watching Power On: The Story of Xbox, a six-part documentary on the 20-year history of one of the most popular and influential brands in gaming. Is this docuseries worth watching? Read on for my thoughts.

Read more…

AEW Unrestricted Podcast: Alex Abrahantes

Alex Abrahantes is part of the AEW Spanish broadcast team and the manager of the former AEW World Tag Team Champs, Lucha Brothers! On the latest episode of the AEW Unrestricted podcast, Alex speaks to his AEW journey, his evolution as manager of the Lucha Brothers, the charisma of Rey Fenix and Penta, and the importance of creating excitement before their matches. He also shares the origins of “Penta Says,” Penta’s match against Cody Rhodes which resulted in Penta’s first-ever promo for AEW DYNAMITE, and Alex’s superhero-style pose in their entrance. Alex tells stories about his introduction to wrestling, training in Calgary with the Harts, his first-ever match, and his transition to broadcasting. Plus, Alex reveals the book that changed his life, what inspired him to start his YouTube show, “All Elite Soup,” and how he started toy hunting with All Ego Ethan Page. Check out the full episode below.

Read more…

Review: Pretty Woman The Musical

Credit: Matthew Murphy for MurphyMade

Now through January 16, Pretty Woman: The Musical is playing at Philadelphia’s Academy of Music. Last night I attended the show, after having recently watched the movie for the first time ever and loving it! Did the musical also blow me away? Read on for my thoughts.

Read more…

Gail Kim Hosts Knockouts Edition of Press Pass Featuring Chelsea Green, Tasha Steelz, & Rosemary

Today, IMPACT Wrestling Hall of Famer Gail Kim hosted a Knockouts edition of Press Pass with a loaded lineup of special guests. Before they make history in the first-ever Knockouts Ultimate X match this Saturday, January 8th, at Hard To Kill, Chelsea Green, Tasha Steelz and Rosemary took part in a Q&A with the media on Press Pass. Watch the full Press Pass below.

Read more…

Diamond Dallas Page & Jake “The Snake” Roberts Launch Podcast

Today, professional wrestling legends and hall of famers Diamond Dallas Page and Jake “The Snake” Roberts launched a podcast called DDP Snake Pit. These two icons coming together to share wrestling and life stories with listeners is something not to be missed. Both DDP and Jake are known for captivating and inspiring millions with their gift of gab, so you know that this is going to be a top notch show. But don’t take my word for it, check out the first full episode below.

Read more…

TNA/IMPACT Wrestling Book: One Year Later

Photo by Kaboompics .com on Pexels.com

Exactly one year ago I announced that I had started writing a book about the history of TNA/IMPACT Wrestling. So, what have I accomplished over the past year? Read on to find out.

Read more…

My Website: 10th Anniversary

Photo by energepic.com on Pexels.com

I started this website in 2012, reaching just a few thousand people. As I head into 2022, which will be my site’s 10th year, I’m reaching more people than ever before. 2020 was my all-time best year for traffic, and this year I broke that record by 54%, reaching hundreds of thousands of people in 145 countries. Thanks to all of you who continue to read what I write. I really appreciate it. To celebrate, let’s take a look back at some of my favorite and most popular posts from over the past 10 years.

Read more…

My Year In Books: 2021

I read a lot in 2021, more than I’ve ever read in a single year. To be exact, I read 63 books, shattering my goal of reading 30 books by 210%! I read physical books, ebooks, and, my favorite, audiobooks. Whether it was tales of truth or fiction, I dove into a diverse array of genres, covering 12,151 pages along the way. So, what books did I curl up with in 2021? Keep reading to find out.

Read more…

AEW Unrestricted: The All Elite Moments, Matches & Surprises of 2021

In the latest AEW Unrestricted podcast episode, Tony Schiavone and Ref Aubrey share behind-the-scenes stories about some of their favorite AEW memories, moments, matches, and surprises of 2021! First and foremost, they talk about AEW’s return to the road and welcoming back full crowds! They also share thoughts on the incredible kick-down of the “forbidden door,” Shaquille O’Neal vs. Cody Rhodes, Blood & Guts, and that crazy cage match between The Inner Circle and The Pinnacle, the debut of AEW RAMPAGE, and the arrival of so much tremendous talent to AEW—including Paul Wight, Christian Cage, Mark Henry, Ethan Page, Adam Cole, Malakai Black, CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Ruby Soho, and Lio Rush. They also discuss some of their favorite matches and performances like the Lights Out match between Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. and Thunder Rosa, CM Punk’s first match back, The Lucha Bros vs. The Young Bucks at AEW ALL OUT, Miro the Redeemer, and Darby Allin. Check out the full episode below.

Read more…

Paul Stanley Folgers Coffee Commercial

If you’ve never seen it before, the long lost Folgers coffee commercial starring Paul Stanley of KISS is incredible! I think he does a fantastic job with the song, which makes me wonder why it never aired. But you be the judge. Watch the commercial below.

Read more…

Post Navigation

%d bloggers like this: