Monday, December 31, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
ASWF Promoter and co-owner, Aaron Polston, has sold his share of ASWF to one of his partners, David Walls, effective 12-05-07. The ASWF name and all equipment went with the buy out. Effective immediately, Polston and his former ASWF partners will go separate ways. ASWF will continue to run shows in Tuckerman on Saturday nights under the new ownership.
Aaron Polston's plans are to go to Jonesboro, Arkansas, to help start a new organization. The main owner of the organization is Frank Martin. Polston's role in the new group will be that of partner and promoter. He says the new group should be up and running some time in February.
Polston says he has no heat with the owners of ASWF and wishes them well.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
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Date: Wed Oct 31 04:29:14 2007
Comment: I'm almost certain that this man "Hugo" was a jobber who has never amounted to anything in the business. Who all has he worked for on a regular basis? He's probably another one of those "legends" like Sammy Hall and Sarge O'Reilly. He's almost probably just a stupid backyard mark like Dudley.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Wesson 38 Special, which discharged when he drew it to his ear.
The Axeman has spoken.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Would you believe... I received an instant message from GQ Maxim last week. Would you believe... He wants an interview?! Well, GQ, here's my answer: NO. I only do interviews with people who have made some kind of contribution to wrestling, and that ain't you, bubba.
Well, I see that Haywood Jablomi did not take me up on my challenge to write a column. I didn't think he would. With that, I will end the folly of responding to his bullshit. First of all, I refuse to believe that Haywood Jablomi is his real name. No parent would name a kid that. Second, it is obvious that, whoever he is, he is never going to appear at GTW in West Point to back up what he says. In fact, he will never go anywhere to back up anything he says. So, with that, I close the book on Haywood. He can post what he wants, but from this point on I will ignore him.
That brings me to Tony "the Weasel" Watts. Yes, friends, I gave him a little surprise Friday night at TFW when I prevented him from interfering in a match. Oh boy, is he mad. Well, I don't care. I will be handcuffed to him during the Neil Taylor vs. Fusion match at TFW this Friday night to make sure he does not stick his nose into things again. Banana Nose says it won't happen, but I assure you, my friends, it will. By the way, TFW match results are posted on the news board.
Speaking of TFW, I want to take this opportunity to congratulate TFW on their 5th Anniversary! It is hard to believe that TFW has been around for that long... It seems like only yesterday that they were starting up! The TFW show Friday night will not only be TFW's Halloween show, it will also be their 5th Anniversary celebration as well. Check the write up on the News Board for all the details. I am happy to have a small part in TFW, and I hope to be with TFW for a long time. I'm having a blast!
Chuck Taylor, Ricochet, UltraMantis Black, and Hydra from CHIKARA (and maybe more Chikara stars) will appear at the TFW show in Tupelo 11-30-07. It will be a great show, so don't miss it!
GTW had a good show Saturday night in West Point. There were no bad matches, and everyone there seemed to enjoy the show. There was a costume contest prior to the show, and, I am told, a lot of fun was had by all. I enjoyed announcing there Saturday night. I don't know when I will be back there, but I will try to get back soon. Match results are posted on the news board.
One individual I am impressed with at GTW is... believe it or not... Jay Webster. I always liked him, he's a nice guy and fun to be around, and he has often been entertaining in the ring with some of his antics, but not particularly impressive as a wrestler. But he did try hard, and was slowly getting better. Since going to GTW and turning heel, however, I was shocked that he has actually learned some things about how to work a crowd, and has continued to improve as a wrestler. Now, a WWE star he ain't, and never will be. His size prevents him from ever going beyond local indy wrestling. He is, however, much improved. I never thought I would be saying this, but I was impressed with Webster and his progress.
WWE Hall of Fame member Bobby "The Brain" Heenan recently had surgery on his jaw. The surgery was to replace his jaw bone with bone taken from his hip. I would like to take this opportunity to wish him a speedy recovery.
It's time for YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID. This week we focus on James Burns, 34, (a mechanic) of Alamo, MI, who was killed in March as he was trying to repair what police describe as a "farm-type truck." Burns got a friend to drive the truck on a highway while Burns hung underneath, so that he could ascertain the source of a noise. Burns clothes caught on something, however, and the other man found Burns "wrapped in the drive shaft."
Much has been said and written about the low ratings of WWE RAW the past several weeks. Apparently nobody at WWE can understand why the ratings are so low, because I have seen no changes on RAW. Here is what is wrong: Hornswaggle as Vince McMahon's bastard son... stupid. It's getting old, Vince. We've had enough. Vince McMahon acting like a royal SOB... We've seen it for years. It's getting old. But Vince will continue to appear on RAW, because, unfortunately, he is WWE's #1 heel. William Regal as GM of RAW... stupid. Jonathan Coachman... stupid. Coachman as Regal's flunky... even more stupid. Ric Flair gone... stupid. Whatever it takes, get him back. Booker T gone... unfortunate. WWE should never have suspended him for 60 days. WWE has now, probably, lost him to TNA. Cena out with an injury... the timing could not have been worse. Orton as Champion... it's working for now, but it won't for long. Umaga... boring, it's getting old, Vince. Vince having HHH beaten up all the time... stupid; it ain't working, so it's time HHH kicks ass. The solution: Get out of the way, Vince. Get off of RAW completely.You stayed off RAW Monday night, so stay gone for a long time. Let your creative staff be creative. Listen to Dusty Rhodes. Keep Stephanie out of the way. She knows not what she is doing. Use HBK in a way that is entertaining; we are tired of seeing him get beaten up, so let him whip ass. Use Kennedy in a way that is entertaining. Perhaps putting the Intercontinental belt on him is a good start. Bring back DX. Think outside the box. Cody Rhodes & Bob Holly teaming up is a good idea, IF you will put them in the ring with some legitimate competition. Bring back Trish Stratus, even if it costs you lots of greenbacks. How about Stone Cold Steve Austin as GM of RAW? How about using Hacksaw Jim Duggan more? Seems to me that he is getting a bigger pop from the crowd than a lot of the other WWE guys are. Here is a radical thought: ASK the fans what they want, and then GIVE IT TO THEM. Food for thought.... Of course, it IS Vince and WWE we are talking about, so it will never happen....
ECW isn't any better. What a weak talent roster they have now, compared to just a few short months ago. RVD is gone. There are those who say he will return, but I don't see it happening any time soon. We are about tired of seeing CM Punk. Sabu is gone. In fact, most of the ECW "originals" are gone. In an effort to do something to get the ECW ratings up, WWE is beginning to "exchange" Smackdown and ECW talent, meaning Smackdown stars will appear on ECW, and ECW stars will appear on Smackdown. I predict a lot more Smackdown stars on ECW than the other way around. This move may have worked, because, in spite of crappy ratings, WWE has announced that ECW will remain on Sci Fi through 2008. Their current contract expires at the end of December. It will be interesting to see if WWE actually combines SD & ECW eventually. They might as well, because the two brands travel together, do house shows together, and now this new "arrangement." We will see what happens....
Candice Michelle was injured during her match with Beth Phoenix on RAW Monday night. She had a nasty fall from the top rope on her shoulder which knocked her out. She was taken to a hospital for evaluation, and she was later diagnosed with a concussion and a broken collar bone.
According to reports on WWE .com, she will be out of action for 4 to 6 weeks. That's unfortunate, and I wish her a speedy recovery. I like the girl.
RAW actually was a little better (in my opinion) this week, although the ratings did not change much. Mickie James, London, & Kendrick vs. Melina, Cade, & Murdoch was not a bad match at all. Mickie James looked especially good. Cody Rhodes v. Shelton Benjamin was OK. Harry Smith defeating WWE's biggest jobber Carlito was decent also. Look for bigger things from this guy. Ron Simmons vs. Santino Marella was kind of stupid, but in an entertaining sort of way. I do wish Marella would just go away. Beth Phoenix vs. Candice Michelle was a decent match, until Candice's fall. I was a little surprised that Beth Phoenix did not seem to know what to do when told that Candice was hurt. Grabbing her by the hair and pulling her head up was not the thing to do. Shawn Michaels & Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton & Ken Kennedy was a pretty good match, although HBK does not seem to be at full steam or something. He seems a little rusty, or his timing is off, or something. Umaga vs. Hornswaggle never happened, but the brawl ans subsequent pull apart between HHH and Umaga was great.
OK, on to TNA.... Apparently, the warring factions within TNA have kissed and made up, at least for now. The Jeff Jarrett faction and the Kurt Angle faction reportedly have "worked things out." For how long, I wonder?
During the past couple of weeks, we have been seeing a little of Talia Madison on TNA. Well, she is now an "official" member of the TNA family. She has announced on her official MySpace page that she has signed with TNA Wrestling.
I don't know about you, but I am tired of seeing Abyss get screwed over or beaten up all the time. It's time TNA lets him do a little ass whipping.
All in all, I think the 2 hour Impact shows have been good. There is a little too much Russo, in my opinion, in the shows so far, but I have seen worse. There are some things that really don't seem to make sense, like on this past week's Impact, Team 3-D squashing the MCMG's and calling out the X-Division, where is TNA going with that? It has no purpose that I can see, but maybe they have something in mind. The only way I see it working is building to a Team 3-D vs. MCMG feud. TNA is bad about starting something and then seemingly forgetting about it and going in another direction. I hope this is not the case here. Awesome Kong squashing Talia Madison was to be expected since TNA is obviously trying to build up Kong. But GEEZ, that Talia is hot! Storm & Rood vs. Harris & Rhino was a pretty good tag match. The champions ceremony was good, but I thought it ran too long. Kazarian vs. Lance Hoyt was a ho hum match. Nothing to write home about. Disco Inferno vs. Abyss was... well... WHY is Disco Inferno in TNA? I just don't see him fitting in anywhere. Abyss destroyed him, then Black Reign came in and destroyed Abyss. The rat in the bag on the head thing was a little bit strange. The Black Reign gimmick is the best gimmick I have seen Runnels do. Christian Cage vs. Samoa Joe was decent, but there we go with those blasted run-ins again. It was a great match until that crap started. Over all I give it a positive rating, even with the flaws. Their back stage stuff just plain sucks eggs.
On to the joke of pro wrestling in the Mid-South right now, MAW. They had an anniversary show this past weekend. Only six people paid to see the show. Needless to say, somebody lost their ass. Why have a show if you are not going to promote it? How do they expect people to know about the show, telepathy? It is rumored that MAW is done. If so, it is not unexpected. The group has not had what I would call a successful show in a long time. Give it up.
Well, the VCW/SCW saga continues... Volunteer Championship Wrestling supposedly became Southeastern Championship Wrestling when Billy Ray Hickerson teamed up with Ricky Guys. According to a report by BT at www.rasslinriotonline, "apparently the SCW name was owned by another person and he wanted a piece of the pie if they were going to run shows in Tennessee with Guys." The report also says that Hickerson is having trouble reaching Guys, because Guys is not answering his phone. So the show will go on as planned this Saturday in Selmer, TN, at 12:00 noon, under the VCW banner. Guys will have no part in it. Hickerson is better off without Ricky Guys.
The show of the weekend for this part of the country is XOW in Independence, MS, at Independence Middle School Gym. Bell time is 8:00. On the card are "Superstar" Bill Dundee, Grady Watson, Sarge O'Reilly, Hollywood Jimmy Blaylock, "Bad Attitude" Tony Dabbs, "The Studd" Scott Porteau, Max & John Steele, "Prime Time" Nick Grimes, "Southern Thunder" Chris Kilgore, Colton Anderson, Wraith, Chris Styles, Anton Levigh, Tat2, Josh Matthews, Anita Page, Brandon Barbwire, Uncle Felton, Giant Hillbilly, and more! There will be a Halloween Costume Contest - Best dressed gets $100! Tickets are $8.00, $5.00 for students. It will be a great show, so BE THERE if you can!
This week's humor was sent in by Andrea Depriest:
ACTUAL AUSTRALIAN COURT DOCKET #1265
A lady about 8 months pregnant got on a bus. She noticed the man opposite her was smiling at her. She immediately moved to another seat. This time the smile turned into a grin, so she moved again. The man seemed more amused when on the fourth move, the man burst out laughing, she complained to the driver and he had the man arrested and charged with sexual harassment. The case came up in court. The judge asked the man (about 20 years old) what he had to say for himself. The man replied, "Well your Honor, it was like this: When the lady got on the bus, I couldn't help but notice her condition. She sat under a sweets sign that said: The Double Mint Twins are Coming, and I grinned. Then she moved and sat under a sign that said: Logan's Liniment will reduce the swelling, and I had to smile. Then she placed herself under a deodorant sign that said, William's Big Stick Did the Trick, and I could hardly contain myself. BUT, your Honor, when she moved the fourth time and sat under a sign that said, Goodyear rubber could have prevented this accident... I just lost it." The judge, laughing, said, "CASE DISMISSED!!"
The 8th and final segment of the interview with Studd will be up in a few days. More interviews and articles will follow in my In the Spotlight column.
That's all for this week. If you have any feedback, email me at email@example.com. I will be answering emails in a column in the near future. I have not done that in a long time.
We are one more column closer to the final one!
The Axeman has spoken.
Monday, October 15, 2007
(My grandson, Isaak)
Greetings Earthlings! We have a lot to talk about, so we'll start with some idiots (Cannon calls them "Nuts of the Week," I call 'em idiots).
The following post appeared on the message board last week:
Name: Haywood Jablomi
Date: Wed Oct 10 09:43:41 2007
Comment: hey omega why does everyone hate you? do they think you & me are the same ppl, hey axeman get my name right, its "J A B L O M I" don,t give me a reason to pick on you, your messing with the meanest, baddest person that has ever walked the face of the earth, and this go's out to all you other jabroney wannabe's...rite-here-at-ya"(the-bird sign)HAHAHAHAHAHa.
Now, that's gotta be the worst bunch of spelling blunders and bad grammar I have ever seen. It rivals Cannon's posts (LOL). But bad grammar and spelling aside, Haywood Jablomi dared to threaten me. Look, idiot, you are showing just how stupid you really are with all your idiotic posts. You come on the board and make threats which, of course, you never carry out. You are the self proclaimed "meanest, baddest person that has ever walked the face of the earth." Well, I will give you some advice, which I suggest you pay close attention to. Don't threaten me. Do you understand that, Haywired Jalopy? I hope so.
Here is another post on the message board by the aforementioned idiot:
Name: Haywood Jablomi
Date: Fri Oct 12 23:14:38 2007
Comment: J.D McKay you one thing we both agree on "HEAT". Heat can only come from a true hill, I piss anyone off, anytime, anywhere. I am the best of the best all hands down. The shows some promotions do are so damn lame, it runs fans off. People want to see real action not fakey crap.
So, Haywired, heat can only come from a true "hill." What a profound statement. Obviously, when he is riding in his car and goes up a hill, he feels heat. When he goes down a hill, he feels heat. When he sees a hill in the distance, he feels heat. Not just any hill, mind you, it has to be a "true hill." I am sure this poor, unfortunate Haywired's life is a major uphill battle, so I am sure he really feels a lot of heat. That explains why he is so full of hot air.
I also read Omega's statement on the board about the comments made in my last column. Apparently, Omega felt like I had accused him of something, which just ain't so. I had written about a half page response to his post, but I will not include it in this or any future column. Omega was apparently acting on second hand information, which was not accurate. He posted the following on the message board last week:
Country: to axeman
Date: Tue Oct 9 13:46:29 2007
Comment: when i'm wrong i'll say i'm wrong....so i apologize to you for jumping your as# i was working under wrong info. but to clear something up i was not "unprofessional" a couple of weeks ago...there is more than what is being told. again i'm sorry!
Apology accepted, Omega. You say there is more to the story than what is being told. If that is the case, tell me what you have to say about the rest of the story. I would love to know. So, I am sure, would my readers.
OK, on to other stuff....
Kevin Nash's contract with TNA has expired. He did work the Pay Per View Sunday, although he is no longer under contract. Nash is currently in the process of negotiating a new contract with TNA. Vince Russo wants Nash to return to in ring work. Nash is apparently healthy and not at all opposed to wrestling again, but in order for him to return to the ring, he wants more money. He will get it. Plans are already on the drawing board for matches with Kurt Angle & Sting. Look for an announcement of an agreement being reached in the near future. Nash apparently wants to bring in Scott Hall and Sean Waltman. Both are good ideas.
Ric Flair will return to WWE at some point in the future. What his role will be is not clear, but he has been doing a few autograph signings and such for WWE, and I believe he will return in some capacity. Flair is in the enviable position of WWE needing him a lot worse than he needs WWE right now. I do hope he gets one more title run in WWE.
John Graziano, Nick Hogan's passenger in the August car accident, will not, according to reports, ever recover from his brain injuries. The damage is permanent, and he will be in a nursing home for the rest of his life. Graziano's parents, who are separated, are fighting it out in court as to who should be his legal guardian. That is very sad. The entire situation is really sad. The Hogans are apparently still very close to the Graziano family in spite of all that has happened. The investigation into the crash is continuing, and Nick could face criminal charges when the investigation is concluded. It has been said that something good comes out of every situation, no matter how bad it is. I just don't see anything good coming from this. (Partial credit: http://www.wrestlinginc.com/).
It's time for YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID! This week we feature... Sandman! Yes, friends, Sandman did a stupid thing, and he paid for it by getting what he foolishly asked for. "When some of the WWE stars were on tour in South Africa in early September, Sandman got drunk with some of the wrestlers before a flight. Road agent Ricky Steamboat was sitting in front of a wasted Sandman. Sandman put an unlit cigarette in his mouth and Steamboat turned around to tell him that you can't smoke on an airplane. Sandman scoffed back at Steamboat by saying that the cigarette wasn't lit and that he didn't have a lighter on him anyways. It was simply in his mouth for the 'taste'. Ahh, addictions. Anyways, on one of the shows on the tour, due to time constraints, some wrestlers were pulled from the show, including Sandman. Sandman thought it was Steamboat's way of getting back at him. He then called Johnny Ace asking for his release from WWE. A few days later on September 11, Ace gave him his release from the company. Prior to his release, Vince McMahon wanted to turn him heel and give him a significant run on Raw, because the brand is desperately lacking heels. McMahon was a big fan of The Sandman's unique character, hence his promotion from ECW to Raw." Credits: http://www.wrestleview.com/ & http://www.wrestlinginc.com/. Yes, friends, it appears that Sandman is out of WWE because of a "misunderstanding" over an unlit cigarette in his mouth on a plane when he was "wasted." Stupid....
I must address a situation which occurred at TFW this past Friday night. There have been several posts on the message board about a valet at TFW being "too drunk to work." Several have speculated that it was Anita Page. That is TOTALLY INCORRECT. It was NOT Anita page. Anita has always been extremely professional, and Friday night was no exception. Those who were there will remember that Anita did work and did her job well. The other girl, who was in no condition to do anything, was pulled from the show prior to the opening bell and left later. Again, it was NOT Anita Page, and those of you who posted that crap on the board owe Anita an apology.
I must address another situation that occurred at TFW Friday night involving an outright assault by Tony "The Weasel" Watts. First of all, Tony Watts is not employed at TFW. He is the Promoter of XOW Wrestling, so as far as I am concerned he has no stinking business at TFW. Tony Watts asked me to step away from the announcer's table Friday night and talk to him. I assumed he just wanted some time to run his mouth or do an interview. I have interviewed The Weasel many times. However, he brought out Sarge O'Reilly, and proceeded to brag about what a great wrestler he is, and that he had brought Sarge to TFW to prove something. Then... The Weasel slapped me. I did nothing to deserve that. I did nothing to provoke him at all. Then he poured a bottle of water on me. Tony Watts is without a doubt a low life, egg sucking, rotten, stinking, inbred, banana nosed mangy dog. Tony Watts, you will regret what you did.
It is official... Booker T and Sharmell are gone from WWE effective October 28, 2007. Booker issued an official statement, which you can read on the news board. To clear up some confusion, Booker & Sharmell were not fired by WWE, they left. They chose to depart WWE by not coming back from the 60 day suspension, which, by the way, Booker says was completely uncalled for. He says he never used any illegal drugs, and that he never purchased anything from Signature Pharmacy.
According to a post on WWE.com, WWE is apparently running an angle that has Vicki Guerrero and Armando Estrada in negotiations for an agreement which would allow Smackdown and ECW stars to compete on both Tuesday and Friday nights. While I realize this is starting off as an "agreement" angle, I look for the eventual consolidation of Smackdown and ECW into one brand. ECW has become somewhat benign and "in a rut" lately, and has a very weak talent roster in comparison with the other brands. Combining the two brands would make better use of available talent. Combining the two brands would also help get WWE out of the boring rut they seem to be in lately. Let's face it, ECW has never really caught on like WWE wanted it to.
As incredible as it may seem, word has reached me that Steve Creasy is once again going to bring back CCW. Yeah, right! Where have we heard that before?! A local worker told me recently that he has been contacted by Creasy about being booker for CCW. Prediction: It will never happen. We'll see....
This week's humor was sent in by Devon Raynes: A flight attendant was stationed at the departure gate to check tickets. As a man approached, she extended her hand for the ticket and he opened his trench coat and flashed her. Without missing a beat, she said, "Sir, I need to see your ticket, not your stub."
The next segment of the interview with Stud will be up in a few days. Also coming is an interview with a well-known wrestling personality. Stay tuned, folks....
I was about to end this column when... this post appeared on the message board:
Name: Haywood Jablomi
Date: Tue Oct 16 12:47:54 2007
Comment: We are sick and tired of axeman speaks, time for a new breed, like haywood speaks or doug from west point speaks, at least we would tell the real truth, that is what the fans want, so once a week I will post a column of haywood speaks, an up to date column with the real truth not some lame crap like axwman posts.
LOLOL... so, Haywired, you want to write a column? There is another post on the board which says that before you can write a column you have to know something. Well, idiot, I don't think you know jack, but if you really want to write a column, write it and send it to me at the email address below. I guarantee it will be posted on this site EXACTLY as written. Here are the stipulations: It has to be about wrestling. No vulgarity. No profanity. No racial slurs or remarks. No attacking anybody's family. Deadline is Sunday noon. OK, get to typing! The wrestling world is waiting!
That's all for this edition. If you have any feedback, send it to axemanchopchop @ yahoo.com. I will respond if time permits.
We are now one column closer to the last one.
The Axeman has spoken.