The Oklahoma City Barons is an American hockey franchise that competes in the American Hockey League. Founded in 1984 as the Nova Scotia Oilers, the team has changed cities and monikers several times over the years. Debuting as the Oklahoma City Barons at the start of the 2010 season, the team acts as the top affiliate to the NHL's Edmonton Oilers. Several NHL players, such as Jonathan Cheechoo, Justin Schultz and Yann Danis, have donned the Barons uniform and the team hosts its home games at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City.
During the early 20th century wresting was looked at as a serious sport with classical connections to Olympic competitions. This all changed, though, with the rise of World Wrestling Entertainment during the 80s. Rising to prominence under the guidance of CEO Vince McMahon, WWE presented wrestling as less of a sport and more of a staged entertainment event with colorful characters and elaborately planned title matches. Battles between WWE wrestlers are typically held in stadiums, packed with fervent fans, and are televised to audiences around the country. Theatrics and even pyrotechnics are employed to an ostentatious degree but all the lively visuals combine to make for some extremely engaging, exaggerated wrestling performances that fans continue to thrive on.
Issues is a metalcore band from Atlanta, Georgia that blends an aggressive post-hardcore instrumental style with nu-metal lyrical syncopation to create a unique sound that fits in well amid the plethora of other bands in the American hard rock community.Founded in 2012, the group didn't waste any time recording its debut EP, Black Diamonds, which was released in the same year. Having since spent a good deal of time on the road, playing concert halls and music festivals around the country, the band has managed to spread its sonic seed and build a fairly sizable fan base in the process.