Sunday, October 7, 2007

The Axeman Speaks 10-7-07

(My grandson, Wesley)

The opinions expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Hollywood Jimmy Blaylock, the Webmaster, or anyone else connected with this site. They are mine, and mine alone. If you agree with me, OK, and if you don’t, that’s OK. The fact is, when I write it, all of you read it whether you agree or not, and THAT is what is important.

Greetings, friends. It has been a while since my last update, so we have a lot to talk about, starting with... GTW.

That's right, friends & neighbors, Golden Triangle Wrestling down in West Point has been taking a lot of crap on the message board, primarily from some idiot calling himself "Haywood Jabaloney" or something like that. He was on the board all week long last week running his mouth, making threats, promising to show up at GTW this past Saturday night. He said, "I can tell you whats gonna happen at GTW 10-06-07. I'm coming to take out the trash, I'm fixing to clean house. Its gonna be like UFC I won't be pulling no punches, I'm fixin to close some pie holes and swell some eyes shut. I hope it a packed house. Cause the fans are gonna see me kick some wrestlers ass." Well, needless to say, Haywierd did not show up. I have no idea who this idiot is, but he obviously has way too much time on his hands. As the old saying goes, "Idle minds are the devil's workshop." A number of people I talked to Saturday night in West Point seem to think that Haywired Jabaloney is really Omega. Well, I would hope Omega is more professional than that, but they say he behaved very unprofessionally at GTW several weeks ago, so who knows.... Whoever it is, I hope he will shut up now, because he has shown that he is all talk and no backbone.

As I said above, I did go to the GTW show Saturday night. Was it the best show I have ever seen? Not by a long shot. Was it the worst show I have ever seen? Not by a long shot. With the exception of the first match, it was a decent show. GTW is doing their best to give the fans a good show every week. The fans Saturday night were into the entire show. They seemed to have a good time. They seemed satisfied. They were entertained... That is what is important. GTW will be back next week with another show. They will be back the next week, and the next week, and the next week. So bash them on the boards all you want to, Haywire Jabaloney, it won't do you any good. By the way, results from the show Saturday night at GTW are up on the Wrestling News Center.

Speaking of the Wrestling News Center, I posted a story there Sunday afternoon about a shouting match that took place at OVW between CM Punk and Tony Atlas. According to the article, "Atlas was on hand evaluating the matches and had made a remark earlier in the day to Punk about his practice of heavily taping his hands and arms and told him that's not the look the office wants." Apparently, it pissed Atlas off that Punk did not remove the tape, and that led to a verbal altercation after the show. Punk loudly asked Atlas, "Do you even watch our show? Do you even know who I am?" Now, I find this entire situation a bit amusing. Atlas apparently thought Punk had a bad attitude and was disrespectful, but I think the real issue here is the fact that Atlas appears to have had no real clue who Punk really was. If this is the case, Atlas is out of touch with the current WWE product, which makes him come off as a complete dumb ass in this case. I find it odd that Atlas was even at OVW "evaluating matches" in the first place if he does not even have a clue as to who one of the top WWE stars is.

It's time for YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID. While Tony Atlas might qualify for this segment, we will feature The U. S. Marshall Service. It seems that security guards refused to allow a woman into a federal courthouse until she removed a bra that triggered a metal detector.
Lori Plato said she and her husband, Owen Plato, were stunned when U.S. Marshals Service employees asked her to remove her bra after the under wire supports set off the alarm.
"I asked if I could go into the bathroom because they didn't have a privacy screen and no women security officers were available," Plato said Wednesday. "They said, 'No.' Patrick McDonald, the U.S. Marshal in Boise, said appropriate security protocols were followed in the Sept. 20 matter, and guards suggested she simply remove the bra in her car outside, or find a restaurant bathroom. Generally, McDonald said, undergarments aren't considered a danger to security. "I don't think they're considered a weapon, really, the last time I looked," he said.
He declined to discuss other ways the federal courthouse guards could have screened Plato for weapons. Plato wants the Marshals Service to apologize and stop forcing women to disrobe.
"It was very humiliating," her husband, Owen Plato, said. "They could have handled it with a much more professional attitude." Well, that WAS stupid. However, the U. S. Marshall Service may have stumbled onto something good. Federal court would be much more interesting if the women were topless... On second thought, that might be scary in some cases....

TNA's first two hour Impact is now in the history books. Now, I know TNA has taken a lot of flack about the show, and I will agree they could and should have done some things differently. The show, however, was not that bad. I actually thought Black Reign vs. Rhino would be a disaster, but it actually turned out to be a fairly decent match. I have to say that was the best Dustin Rhodes has looked in a long time. Black Reign will be a good gimmick for him. Run in after run in, however, was absolutely ridiculous. Team 3-d vs. Team Pacman was... well... OK. It was just OK. While Adam "Pacman" Jones has no business in TNA, and while his not being able to have any contact is stupid, TNA handled it in a way that was not too bad. The match was OK. There was another run in, which was not the best thing to do, but the match, for what it was, was OK. I thought the women's match was very good. Gail Kim, if pushed correctly, could be THE star in the new TNA women's division. She's that good. Of course, Jackie Moore is a great worker. Again, more run ins, which actually took away from the match. More Russo crap probably. In spite of that, it was a good match. Then we come to the gauntlet match. What was the point? There was nothing on the line, no championship, no #1 contendership, nothing. So why have a gauntlet match? The action was good, but it did seem a little rushed at times. It was not a bad match, but a gauntlet here was stupid. That was probably one of Russo's brilliant ideas. Again, for what it was, it was a decent match. The main event was OK. Rikishi is HUGE. He can hardly move. He needs to shed some major weight. I would have rather seen a good singles match here. After the gauntlet match, it just seemed like too many bodies in there for too long. But, let's face it, if they had done a singles match, it would not have stayed a singles match for long. All those guys would have just run in anyway, so screw it, put 'em all in there and let 'em go at it. Again, for what it was, it was not a bad match. The segment with Roode and Tracy Brooks arguing, then the dumb ass girl interviewers arguing was absolutely pointless and stupid, and should have been left out. I also thought the entire deal between Kurt Angle and Sting was dumb. How come Sting didn't just call the cops? With all its flaws, however, it was not a bad show. It was nothing spectacular, but not bad either. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give it a 6.5.

For anyone who missed the show, here are match results:

Rhino defeated Black Reign. Gail Kim defeated Jackie Moore. Team Pacman (Ron Killings & Pacman Jones) defeated Team 3D (Brother Ray & Brother Devon) by DQ.
10-Man Gauntlet Match: Eric Young defeated James Storm. The other participants were Kaz, Robert Roode, Petey Williams, Jimmy Rave, Chris Sabin, Alex Shelley, Lance Hoyt, and Chris Harris. Samoa Joe, Junior Fatu, & LAX (Homicide & Hernandez) defeated The Christian Coalition (Christian Cage & AJ Styles), & Triple X (Christopher Daniels & Senshi).

The following post was made on the Mid-Southern Wrestling message board on October 4:

"Sean Evans passed away on Tuesday, October 2, losing a long battle with lung cancer, despite never smoking a day in his life - second-hand smoke presumed to be the catalyst. He was 36. Sean wrestled for numerous Georgia groups over the years, including Wildside, as well as short stints in both ECW and, on a per appearance enhancement basis, WWE. When you get a chance, wish a nice thought and tip a glass for one of wrestling's hopelessly nice guys and one of its most nimble and accommodating, if unheralded, performers." I met Sean Evans briefly on two occasions, and saw him work on several occasions, and he did indeed seem like a nice guy. RIP, Sean Evans, and thanks for the memories.

The next segment of the interview with The Stud, Scott Porteau, will be up in a day or two on this site. Check it out at "In the Spotlight."

That's all for now. If you have any feedback, criticism, compliments, or whatever, email me at

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