WWE Shows Why They Are Always Playing The Role Of The Good Guys

Fans of the WWE know that even though a WWE Superstar might be good guy or play the villain in the ring they are all great people with caring hearts outside the ring. This past Sunday night, in Roanoke, VA, WWE and the Dream Foundation teamed up so that a WWE fan battling lung cancer could have his dream fulfilled.  Kenneth Fulcher Sr. was able to attend the show and meet with some of his favorite WWE Superstars and Divas.

For one night, cancer was not on their mind, as WWE Superstars came in, one by one, to greet Fulcher and his family and brighten their spirits. Kisses from WWE Diva Cameron, and a bear hug from Ryback made their situation the last thing on their minds. Just before showtime, the Fulcher’s favorite wrestler, Roman Reigns, stopped by to meet his biggest fan.

For the WWE Superstar, it’s a moment that is uplifting to him as well, saying “When you can take a little bit of extra time to connect personally with somebody, and make a friend. That’s what’s awesome, the friendships, the relationships. That’s what you take with you.”

If you like what the WWE Superstars are doing than make sure you vote for them for the Athletes Gone Good program. Along with LeBron James, Ronda Rousey, Derek Jeter, David Beckham, Andy Roddick, Jeff Gordon and Tiger Woods, the following WWE Superstars and Divas have been nominated:

Stephanie McMahon

John Cena

Big Show

Nikki Bella

Brie Bella

Daniel Bryan

Titus O’Neil

Mark Henry

Roman Reigns


Randy Orton

DoSomething.org, one of the largest global organizations for young people and social change. Inspired by the success of Celebs Gone Good, DoSomething.org is launching Athletes Gone Good to celebrate athletes across the world, including WWE Superstars and Divas, who are bringing their A game to their sport and to support causes they care about.

The winners of Athletes Gone Good will be compiled as a result of a three-part methodology:

1. Votes and nominations from the public.

2. The athlete’s influence on social media.

3. The advice from the Athletes Gone Good Advisory Committee. Fans can click here and enter their vote before Friday, July 31. The winners will be announced on Thursday, August 6.

“Athletes make a huge impact on culture. At DoSomething.org, we’re elevating and celebrating athletes who have decided to use their impact for good. With the launch of Athletes Gone Good, we’re giving fans an easy way to champion for their favorite socially active athletes,” said Naomi Hirabayashi, CMO at DoSomething.org. Vote for your favorite @WWE Superstar or Diva for @dosomething’s Athletes Gone Good Awards!

Paul Rudd Gets His Own Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame!

I think it is safe to say we are all big fans of Paul Rudd. From “Anchorman” to “Wet Hot American Summer” to now as his lead role in Marvel’s “Ant-Man” Rudd has always had memorable roles and quotes in a ton of movies.

Today, Paul Rudd was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in front of the historic El Capitan Theatre! His “Ant-Man” Director Peyton Reed and co-star Michael Douglas were both on hand for the celebration. Congrats Paul….it is well deserved.

Make sure you check out “Ant-Man” when it hits theaters July 17th!

Reebok Classic Creates The Pump Shaqnosis

Reebok Classic has done once again. They are mixing two of their signature kicks and making a shoe hybrid. This goes along with the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of The Pump technology, Reebok decided to combine the Pump custom fit technology with some of the most iconic shoes in Reebok’s history. The third iteration in the Pump it Up Pack, the Pump Shaqnosis is a brilliant combination of both the Shaqnosis and Pump OG.

The Pump Shaqnosis isn’t just a shoe; it’s THE shoe. It stands for all things legendary. From the iconic grandeur of the man behind the shoe to the ever recognizable style, this shoe was built to be a step ahead of the rest. Don’t pursue the ordinary–pursue the bold and become an icon. Do you have what it takes to fill these shoes?

The Pump Shaqnosis is available at FinishLine.com and Reebok.com on July 10th for $150.

Jeff Kyle To Be This Year’s Crown Royal Brickyard 400 Namesake

Crown Royal and NASCAR announced yesterday the winner of this year’s “Your Hero’s Name Here” at the Brickyard 400. Jeff Kyle was at the Texas Rangers game where he was announced as the winner. Jeff will have the naming rights to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. As the program winner, Kyle’s name will be incorporated into the official race title, Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard.

Kyle, of Lorena, Texas, was deployed multiple times to Iraq and Africa while serving in the military for eight years. During his time with the 3rd Marine Division, Kyle received the Navy Achievement Medal for leading the first Marine detachment to transport a nuclear submarine through hostile waters.

After leaving the military, Sergeant Kyle has dedicated his life to helping his fellow servicemen and women through his tireless efforts to bring awareness to veterans’ needs. Kyle advocates for veterans across the nation and provides support through his involvement with a handful of organizations.

“Honestly, I don’t feel like I’m deserving of this recognition,” said Kyle, of being named the winner of the 2015 “Your Hero’s Name Here” program. “My true service to this country didn’t begin until I got out of the military and I’m proud to be in the position I am.”

Today at Globe Life Park in Arlington, home of the Texas Rangers, over 29,000 fans witnessed the announcement of Kyle as the 2015 “Your Hero’s Name Here” winner as the official race logo incorporating his name was unveiled during the pre-game festivities. As Kyle made his way to the mound to throw the honorary first pitch, the logo was displayed across every screen within the stadium.

After the monumental moment, Kyle was greeted off the field by his closest family and friends who surprised him in celebration of the honor, alongside representatives from Crown Royal and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Kyle’s wife and parents were in attendance, as well as Kyle’s personal hero and nominator for the program, 2014 “Your Hero’s Name Here” race namesake and Green Beret John Wayne Walding.

“Jeff has made his sacrifice time and time again, whether he’s serving his country overseas, locally or nationally,” said Walding. “After everything he has done living his life for others, having something that is just for him will be really special.”

This will mark the ninth time the Crown Royal brand has awarded NASCAR race naming rights to an adult fan. After receiving hundreds of entries during the nomination period, five heroes were chosen as finalists and adult fans had the opportunity to cast their votes for the person they felt was most deserving of the honor. In addition to Kyle, program finalists included: Benjamin Parker, retired Army Staff Sergeant from Cincinnati, Ohio; Hector Manley, community leader from Bonita Springs, Fla.; Brendan Marrocco, retired Army Sergeant from Staten Island, N.Y.; and Margy Bons, founder of the Military Assistance Mission from Phoenix, Ariz.

“Jeff Kyle’s dedication to helping veterans in Texas and across the country is a testament to his selfless nature,” said Matt Pechman, Brand Director for Crown Royal Canadian Whisky. “The race on July 26th will mark a special event for Kyle as he’ll experience his first NASCAR race in an incredibly unique way – as the namesake!”

Blade And Bow Showcase Their Brand With These Cocktails

When I started to get an appreciation for whiskey I wanted to make sure I tried all the brands out there. One brand that is starting to make a name for themselves is Blade and Bow. Recently a few whiskey enthusiasts found themselves in a tasting event with Blade and Bow.  They got an education earlier this week in New York City. They got to taste the award-winning bourbon with guided tastings. The event was further amplified by local New York live musician Alexis Babini. With the story of Blade and Bow we were able to unlock history for the new generations of whiskey consumers and remind the older generations of the pleasure of experiencing authentic Stitzel-Weller liquid.

If you haven’t tried Blade and Bow you must make it a point to change that. While you are enjoying Blade and Bow responsibly here are few cocktails that you can try out.

Cocktail created by Amanda Tissue of the Gramercy Park Hotel

1.3 oz. Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon

1 oz. Lemon Juice

.75 oz. Simple Syrup

Muddled Strawberries

Top off with Ginger Beer

Serve in a highball glass.

Blade & Bow Manhattan

1.25 oz. Blade & Bow Base

.25 oz. Cherry Heering

.25 oz. Sweet Vermouth

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Stir. Strain. Garnish with a cherry.

Blade & Bow Gold Rush

1.5 oz. Blade & Bow Base

.5 oz. Lemon Juice

.5 oz. Honey

Shake. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Blade & Bow Presbyterian

1.5 oz. Blade & Bow Base

.25 oz. Lemon Juice

Top with Ginger Ale

Build in a Collins glass over ice. Top with ginger ale. Garnish with a lemon wedge.