Saturday, August 30, 2008
The Axeman Speaks 8-31-08
The photo above is of my grandson, Wes, at his first birthday party back in June. I am sooooooo proud of him!
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Greetings, my friends. It's been several weeks since my last column. I have a lot to talk about, but not a lot of time, so some of it will probably have to wait until next time.
We'll start with... EPW. The following post was made on Hollywood's message board recently:
"Are y'all retarded? The Booneville shows's seats were filled. I saw them bringing more chairs in. Obviously they know what they are doing."
At last! Someone with some intelligence posts something on the board that is true! EPW had a standing room only crowd last Saturday night (8/23). Everyone should be happy about that! That is the result of all the hard work and effort by Edith and her crew at EPW.
There are a few people, however, who simply can't stand it! Why are you so jealous? Maybe you should get up off your asses and DO SOMETHING instead of sitting there at your computer whining about someone else's success. Perhaps if you did something successful you would not have such low self esteem, and perhaps you would not feel the need to throw darts at people who have their act together.
Of course, there were a couple of problems at the show, but they were quickly taken care of. What were these individuals, especially Kage, doing there in the first place? If they were there to watch the show and sit in the crowd and behave themselves, that's perfectly OK. Apparently, however, that's not why they were there. Like I said, those problems were quickly dealt with. Both of those guys need to stay home from now on, in my opinion. They call themselves workers, but they are piss poor workers, and that's being generous. I have been told that one of them (AC Styles) has something on the window of his truck stating that he is a TNA star. If he does, what an absolute JOKE that is! The closest he will ever come to being in TNA is watching Impact on Thursday nights and drooling when the TNA Knockouts are on.
Then there's the EPW worker, BJ Fuller, who brought these two guys to the show in the first place.... What were you THINKING?! You keep yourself in enough trouble without bringing trouble with you. In the future, IF you have a brain, use it.
EPW will continue. EPW will be successful. Those who don't like it don't have to get on board. They can stay behind when the bus leaves without them. In fact, they've already been left behind.
Now, to change directions, I have said before, and I say again, that TNA was just plain STUPID to let Gail Kim get away. Their loss is WWE's gain for sure. The only issue involved, from everything I have read, was money. Gail Kim was the original TNA Knockout. She was the first Knockout Champion. She was an integral part of the Knockouts division. So why didn't TNA want to pay her what she was worth? As D-Rock would say, bad call, TNA, very bad call. The knockouts are the hottest thing TNA has going, but if TNA management is not careful, and if they are not willing to pay people what they are worth, the knockouts are going to leave for greener pastures, one by one, when their contracts are up, and then TNA will pay the consequences.
I have said it before, and I say it again, that WWE is just plain stupid to let Mick Foley get away, but that is just what they have done. After having been thrust into the role of an announcer, which he never wanted, and having been disrespected, Foley's WWE contract is expiring, and he is apparently on his way to TNA, which is definitely TNA's gain & WWE's loss. Vince will regret letting Foley get away, just like TNA will regret letting Gail Kim get away.
Memphis Ladies Wrestling is having their first house show on Saturday night,
10-4-08, at the TFW Arena in Tupelo. Bell time is 7:30 p.m. This should be a very good show! On the card are: Tasha Simone, Little Jeanne, Josie, Su Yung, Diane Von Hoffman, Misty James, Brandi Wine, Sin D, Hellena Heavenly, Alere Little Feather, Candi Devine, Rock-n-Roll Rock C, and more! If you like ladies wrestling, this is one show you do not want to miss! The TFW Arena is located at 1014 North Eason Blvd. (Auburn Road) in Tupelo. Check out the poster at www.wrestlingnewscenter.com. Also, I will be posting photos and bios about the ladies who are on the card, so keep checking Wrestling News Center for information and updates. Brandi Wine's bio and photos have just been posted.
I have heard rumors that Concrete Cowboy is going to start running shows in Corinth in the near future. Tell me it ain't true - PLEASE tell me it is not true! Frankly I don't see how he could run shows at all. Didn't they pull his license a while back? Corinth has seen its share of bad wrestling, and has been just about killed as far as wrestling goes. What Corinth does not need is another rinky dink promotion screwing things up even more.
I was saddened to hear of the passing of a true wrestling legend, Walter "Killer" Kowalski. I grew up watching Killer Kowalski do what he did best - kick butt in the ring. Outside the ring, however, he was just the opposite - a kind, gentle, decent man. The wrestling world has lost a true pioneer. Another member of the old guard has fallen. Thanks, Killer Kowalski, for the memories.
I have a lot more to say, but I have run out of time, so that's all for now. I will be back in two or three weeks, calling it like I see it and telling it like it is.
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The Axeman has spoken.