Monday, December 28, 2009

The Axeman Speaks 12-28-09

Greetings, fellow wrestling addicts! It has ben a while since my last update... so what else is new - LOL - so here we go....

I just have one main thing to talk about in this column, and that is wrestling organizations that advertise a particular wrestler for a particular event and then fail to deliver.

Now, I know that there are a few rare occasions when a worker who is booked for a show cannot make it to that show due to circumstances beyond anyone's control. These occasions happen, but rarely.

When a worker is advertised for a particular show and fails to appear, it is all too often because that worker was never booked in the first place.

Northeast Mississippi Championship Wrestling Association had said Bill Dundee would be at a recent wrestling event in Rienzi, MS. However, Dundee did not appear. In a post on the message board, the owner said, "you are right dundee was not there last saturday i know someone made a phone call and stop dundee from coming but that is ok we at notheast mississippi championship wrestling assn. are not going to get out here a talking about other show or make phone calls to other worker stop them from coming to a show dundee was not there but we had a good time a good show...."

OK, it was not hard to find out what happened here. One phone call, one question, & one answer was all it took.

FACT: Bill Dundee was never booked by NMCWA. NMCWA had talked to Dundee, but nothing was ever finalized or a date confirmed by NMCWA.

FACT: Dundee WAS booked at ASWF in Tuckerman, AR, that night, and he was there.

FACT: As far as I can determine, nobody called Dundee and told him not to come to Rienzi.

FACT: NMCWA said Dundee would be there, but failed to deliver. Now, in my opinion, that's bad business.

If a wrestling organization, or any other business for that matter, wants to damage it's reputation beyond repair, false advertising is one sure way to do it. It is crap like this that hurts wrestling, not just one particular organization, but wrestling as a whole.

Now on to a couple of other tidbits:

TFW will be in action New Years night, 1-1-10, at the TFW Arena in Tupelo (Skyline) on Hwy. 178. The card will include: "Bad Attitude" Tony Dabbs vs. "Southern Thunder" Chris Kilgore vs. Neil "The Real Deal" Taylor for the TFW Championship, which is currently held by Taylor. Bell time is 8:00 p.m. Should be a good show.

EPW will return to action Saturday night, January 2, 2010, at the EPW Arena on Hwy. 145 in Booneville. Bell time is 8:00 p.m. The card will include an Extreme Championship match (HARDCORE!), a LADIES DOG COLLAR MATCH, and a LUMBERJACK MATCH, among other stuff. Should also be a good show.

That's all for now. I hope everyone had a great Christmas, and I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy New Year. Please be safe!

The Axeman has spoken.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Axeman Speaks 9-26-09

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, you are reading this column, and that's what is important!

Greetings, wrestling fans! I know, it's been two months since I last updated. I have been majorly busy. To those who have called and emailed (all four of you) wanting to know why I have not updated, I apologize!

I am extremely happy to read that my favorite lady wrestler in the whole world, Lacey Von Erich, has signed with TNA. I can hardly wait to see her on Impact as a member of The Beautiful People. She's gonna be a great addition to the TNA Knockouts division.

I saw the pictures Hollywood Jimmy Blaylock posted on Wrestling News Center a while back about his summer vacation to Las Vegas. Rodney Grimes, an ATM machine, and a few Vegas skanks... that's all it takes to entertain Hollywood for a week! Lol...

I see where XOW is going to start doing TV. Good for them! I think it will work out very well for them. They have an excellent time slot, and they are putting on good shows. The XOW broadcast will be airing on WPXX/My50 Memphis, starting October 10th, at 12:00 noon. Check it out!

Let's talk about EPW.... Much has been written over the past six weeks or so about EPW. All I will say is this: EPW is alive and well and having shows every Saturday night in Booneville. Those who attempted to hurt this promotion actually helped them. Those who quit - well, good riddance. EPW is having some very good shows week after week, and has added a number of new workers to their talent roster. If you have not attended an EPW show in a while, you should. It will be worth the time. Also, EPW decided to pull the plug on their weekly TV broadcast recently, but stay tuned, EPW will eventually be going back on TV. I will have more information later on.

On to TFW.... I have received several calls and emails asking if it is true that I really quit TFW. The answer is... YES... sort of. I simply have too much on my plate right now to be booked every Friday and Saturday night. So, yes, I have finished up at TFW, for now at least. I will attend TFW shows as often as I can. I have told them that, if I am there and they want me to announce, I will be glad to... but I am no longer booked there every Friday night. And, yes, I will eventually be finishing up at EPW also, but I am not saying when yet.

I have found out about something that happened to Hollywood Jimmy Blaylock while he was on his vacation trip to Las Vegas. Here's the story: Hollywood was in a bar when he suddenly realized he desperately needed to fart. The music was really, really loud, so he timed his farts with the beat. After a couple of songs, he started to feel better. He finished his drink and noticed that everybody was staring at him. Then he suddenly realized that there was no music playing in the bar and he was listening to his iPod.

Lillian Garcia has finished up on RAW. This classy lady has graced the WWE ring on Monday nights for around 10 years, and she will be missed. I don't care who they replace her with, they will not do the job like Lillian did. I am glad WWE gave her a first class send-off. She deserved it. Prediction: Lillian will be back in the WWE from time to time for special occasions - maybe not real soon - but it will happen.

From the You Can't Fix Stupid department, here are a couple of actual headlines:

"County to Pay $250,000.00 to Advertise Lack of Funds". The story goes on to say, "Lane County will spend up to $250,000.00 this year publicizing its tight financial picture, in hopes the voters will approve higher taxes...." Yep, that's stupid, lol.

"Volunteers Search for Old Civil War Planes". Hmmm... Civil War Planes... I am eager to see how that search works out, lol.

"Statistics Show That Teen Pregnancy drops off Significantly After Age 25". Well... Who'd of thunk it? LOL....

That will do it for this edition of The Axeman Speaks. Whether you love me or hate me, thanks for reading this column. If you have feedback, good or bad, email me at

The Axeman has spoken.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Axeman Speaks 7-25-09

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 agree, oh well....

Hello everyone!

This column will address three things.

First of all, I want to talk about the EPW TV broadcasts. After the first edition aired, the haters and critics were all over the message boards attacking everything from the announcers to the workers to the building. Some of the comments were valid. Some were complete BS. I am not going to respond to any of those comments.

After the second edition aired, however, the critics and haters did not attack like they did the previous week. They were, for the most part, silent. I wonder why.... Could it be that the second edition was much better than the first one? Yep, that's it. And guess what, friends, it will keep getting better. The only comments on the board this past week were some CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM, at least that's the way I took it, and even the guy who posted that said it was a much better show. More changes and more improvements are coming in the future!

Ok on to the another topic, which is my rumored retirement from wrestling and departure from the state of Mississippi. I am not sure who atarted all this, but to set the record straight: I am not retiring, at least not right now. I will continue to announce for EPW and TFW, and I will continue to be a part of Wrestling News Center. Yes, I was offered a job in Meridian, MS, but I did not take it. I have taken a job here in Tupelo, so I will be around for a while. Sorry to disappoint all those out there who are excited about my departure - it is not true! You're stuck with me for a while longer.

And finally, I want to send my best wishes for a speedy recovery out to my friend Loose Cannon. Some of the crap people have posted on the board about him since he was injured is completely uncalled for. Get well soon, my friend!

That's all for this edition, my friends! If you have any feedback or comments or whatever, you can email me at, or you can leave a comment here. Whether you love me or hate me matters not to me. The fact is you read the column, and that's what is important. Thanks for dropping by.

The Axeman has spoken.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Axeman Speaks 7-22-09

The following has absolutely nothing to do with professional wrestling. I know I will receive some hate mail for deviating from wrestling on a wrestling web site. I do not care. This was forwarded to me by a friend, and I feel it should be shared with as many people as possible.


Luke AFB is west of Phoenix and is rapidly being surrounded by civilization that complains about the noise from the base and its planes, forgetting that it was there long before they were. A certain lieutenant colonel at Luke AFB deserves a big pat on the back.

Apparently, an individual who lives some where near Luke AFB wrote the local paper complaining about a group of F-16s that disturbed his/her day at the mall.

When that individual read the response from a Luke AFB officer, it must have stung quite a bit.

The complaint:
'Question of the day for Luke Air Force Base: Whom do we thank for the morning air show? Last Wednesday, at precisely 9:11 A.M, a tight formation of four F-16 jets made a low pass over Arrowhead Mall, continuing west over Bell Road at approximately 500 feet. Imagine our good fortune! Do the Tom Cruise-wannabes feel we need this wake-up call, or were they trying to impress the cashiers at Mervyns early bird special? Any response would be appreciated.

The response:

Regarding 'A wake-up call from Luke's jets:' On June 15, at precisely 9:12 a.m., a perfectly timed four-ship fly by of F-16s from the 63rd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base flew over the grave of Capt. Jeremy Fresques. Capt Fresques was an Air Force officer who was previously stationed at Luke Air Force Base and was killed in Iraq on May 30, Memorial Day.

At 9 a.m. on June 15, his family and friends gathered at Sunland Memorial Park in Sun City to mourn the loss of a husband, son and friend. Based on the letter writer's recount of the fly by, and because of the jet noise, I'm sure you didn't hear the 21-gun salute, the playing of taps, or my words to the widow and parents of Capt. Fresques as I gave them their son's flag on behalf of the President of the United States and all those veterans and servicemen and women who understand the sacrifices they have endured.

A four-ship fly by is a display of respect the Air Force gives to those who give their lives in defense of freedom. We are professional aviators and take our jobs seriously, and on June 15 what the letter writer witnessed was four officers lining up to pay their ultimate respects.

The letter writer asks, 'Whom do we thank for the morning air show? The 56th Fighter Wing will make the call for you, and forward your thanks to the widow and parents of Capt Fresques, and thank them for you, for it was in their honor that my pilots flew the most honorable formation of their lives.

Only 2 defining forces have ever offered to die for you... Jesus Christ and the American Soldier. One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.

Lt. Col. Grant L. Rosensteel, Jr.

(Thanks to my good friend, Cheryl Bramlett, for sending this in.)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Axeman Speaks 7-13-09

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 agree, oh well....

The photo above is of my grandson, Wesley. I am so proud of him!

Greetings, friends & naeghbors!

For the first time in a long time, I've got enough email that I can devote an entire column to answering them. I have not done this for a very long time, so here we go!

John Todd, from Thaxton, MS, sent in several questions (By the way, John, I have corrected the spelling and grammar errors in your email):

Who do you feel is the best lady wrestler of all time? I've said it before, and I'll say it again - Moolah was the best. No female wrestling star has had such a long and successful run as Moolah did. If Trish Stratus had stayed around, I think her career could have been just as successful and long as Moolah's was.

Who do you feel is the best looking wrestling diva in wrestling today? Well, first of all, I don't like to call them divas, no matter what WWE may choose to call them. I prefer to call them lady wrestlers or female wrestlers. So - you really want me to pick out ONE female wrestler out of all the gorgeous ladies wrestling today?! I guess it would be Maryse. However, there is a lady wrestling in this area for several INDY organizations that I would rank right up there, and that is Su Yung.

Who are the top ten divas in wrestling today? Well, as I see it, the top ten FEMALE WRESTLERS today are (in no particular order): Melina, Mickie James, Beth Phoenix, Maryse, Gail Kim, Angelina Love, Daffney, Taylor Wilde, Velvet Skye, ODB, Roxxi. Oops, that's eleven - oh well, you decide who you want to eliminate from the list.

Who is the roughest, meanest, toughest woman in wrestling? I would have to say Tasha Simone. I think she can go toe to toe with almost anyone, male or female.

Who is the ugliest female in wrestling today? Well, three come to mind - ODB, Kong, and Mae Young. Mae Young is disqualified because she is retired. And the winner is: ODB.

Which diva(s) have the most potential to become super stars? The FEMALE WRESTLER that I think has the most potential is Kelly Kelly.

OK, John, those are my opinions. If any readers have different opinions, I would like for you to share them with us. Email them to me or leave a comment to this post.

Rusty Patterson wants to know why we never see Jim Cornette in TNA now. You've got me! As far as I am concerned he is a creative genius. He can do some of the best promos of anyone in the business. Cornette joined TNA in
2006, but I have not seen him on TNA Impact in a long time. I assume he is still with the organization as a producer, but I don't know for sure. I am surprised that Coenette and Vince Russo have been able to peacefully co-exist in TNA at all, but that's a topic for another time. Check out Jim Cornette's web site at for more information.

And Lastly, Bruce Santee sends this rant: Axeman, do you seriously ask us to believe that EWP will be able to last for long on TV? They have a crappy show, they have crappy workers, thay have a crappy building, they have crappy bookers, and crappy ownership. They also have a crappy announcer, and I am talking about YOU, fat ass. Why would they even bother? I would be embarassed to put that crap on TV. The cost alone will kill them. Who does EWP think they're kidding and why do they even bother? First of all, I have inserted some punctuation, capital letters, and sentence structure into your email, which was just one continuous sentence. I also know of only one organization that goes by EWP, and they are not in Mississippi. I assume you mean Extreme Pro Wrestling (EPW). I hope with all my heart that they do well with their TV venture. EPW management realizes that they are going to have to kick it up a notch, and they realize they are going to have to put a quality product on TV if they are going to be successful. You attacked everyone in the EPW organization. Have you even been to an EPW show lately? Yes, there is a lot of room for improvement, but they have had some very good shows. They have a new booker, and there are some different workers coming in. The building is not the nicest, but it is not the worst I have ever seen. In the coming weeks there are going to be some changes to the building. I also will not say anything negative about the owners of EPW. They are good people who are doing their very best. Do I agree with everything? Nope. But I have never been anywhere that I agreed with everything. EPW has come a long way from the mess things were in a year ago when Edith took over. As far as your comments about me, I will certainly not say I am the best announcer in the world. I know I am not. However, I will continue to do my best to help EPW in any way I can, as an announcer or in any other way. If EPW wants to bring someone else in, they are welcome to do so, and they know that. As far as the cost of the broadcasts, their sponsorship is adequate at this time to cover the cost. Why don't you watch two or three shows on TV, and THEN email me with CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM. The first show airs this coming Wednesday night at 10:30 p.m. on MY MS TV.

That's all for this time, wrestleholics! If you have any feedback or comments or whatever, you can email me at, or you can leave a comment here. Whether you love me or hate me, the fact is you read the column, and that's what is important. Thanks for dropping by.

The Axeman has spoken.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Axeman Speaks 7-9-09

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 agree, oh well....

Greetings, wrestling addicts!

In my last column I mentioned that I was contacted by an individual in another state asking if I could identify the wrestler in the above photo, which I could not do. I asked for your help, and my old friend from Tennessee who calls himself "Jack Flash" responded and correctly identified the wrestler as Maurice "Mad Dog" Vachon. I was able to verify that information as correct when I found the same photo on the internet. I appreciate it!

I was saddened to read of the death of a wrestling pioneer, Waldo von Erich. I remember seeing him numerous times in the Dallas - Ft. Worth area playing the part of Fritz von Erich's brother, although Waldo was not related to Fritz in any way. Waldo was usually brought in as a tag team partner of Fritz during a feud with someone. One such occasion was a tag team match, Fritz & Waldo von Erich vs. (as best I can remember) The Missouri Mauler & Brute Bernard, who were managed by Gary Hart. It was a 2 out of 3 falls match. Waldo's plane was supposedly late, so Fritz had to start out by himself and lost the first fall. Just as the second fall started, here comes Waldo running to the ring in street clothes and he won the second fall. The third fall ended in a double count out when the match spilled out of the ring. It took them about 15 minutes to fight their way to the back with referees Danny Plechas and Bronco Lubich trying to break them up. Fritz & Waldo von Erich also held the NWA American tag belts for a while in 1967. It is interesting to note that, while Waldo von Erich is best remembered for his German heel gimmick, when he came to Texas to team with Fritz in those days, the German gimmick did not come with him. He was, on those occasions, the brother of Fritz, and was a babyface all the way. Oh well, enough of my walk down memory lane - check out my In the Spotlight column here at for exerpts from several articles about Waldo von Erich that are worth the read. Thanks for the memories, Waldo von Erich.

In my last column I talked about the Donald Trump buys RAW angle, and how I hoped Vince would not run it into the ground by letting it get old and stale. So, what does Vince do? He ends it the very next week. I sure am glad that Vince listens to me! LOL, yeah, right, uh huh, sure, heh heh.... I guess the angle, while short lived, accomplished what it was intended to accomplish. It got the ratings up, and that's what matters most.

The recent talent shuffle in WWE, which the Trump angle helped facilitate, leaves one WWE star in limbo. That individual is Dustin Runnels, better known as "Goldust." Frankly, I enjoyed seeing him teamed with Hornswoggle, but the move of Goldust to ECW without moving Hornswoggle pretty much ends that. While all the other guys who have been moved have been pretty much visible, Goldust seems to have dropped out of sight. He has talent. He can contribute if given the chance in the right role. I hope WWE Creative gets creative and finds something for him, but I fear that he's on the way out - again.

OK, let's change directions and talk about wrestling on the local scene.

EPW has taped their first two TV shows. The first one will air at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night, July 15, on My MS Network. That's the same network that airs Smackdown, so if you are in north Mississippi and you can watch Smackdown, you should be able to watch EPW Wrestling. The haters came to the message board in droves when the announcement was made that EPW had a TV deal, and they posted their comments and hateful BS... but the bottom line is that all of them wish they could be a part of EPW's TV venture. EPW will tape another TV show this Saturday night, July 11, at the EPW Arena in Booneville. Bell time is 8:00 p.m. You never know what will happen in EPW! Look for some new faces in EPW in the coming weeks, as the new booker takes EPW in a new direction.

TFW has returned to the wrestling scene in north Mississippi after a long absence. The show Friday night 7/3 was a good one, and things are going to get better in the coming weeks. The Asylum w/Tony "The Weasel" Watts vs. Syn & Stunner was a very good match. Watts says The Asylum will be back this Friday night, 7/10, and that "nobody is safe." Don't miss the show this Friday night at the TFW Arena, 2913 Hwy. 178 in Skyline. Bell time is 8:00. Look for some new faces and changes in TFW as well in the coming weeks. Of course, the haters are once again bashing TFW on the boards. So what else is new? These are most likely the same people that are bashing EPW. Let the haters hate, let the bashers bash, let the posters post - but TFW is back and there's not one thing they can do about it.

Speaking of the Asylum, it was great to see Wraith return to wrestling at the recent XOW show. I hope it was not just a one shot deal - I hope he is back for good. Wraith has been gone too long. The Asylum (Psycho & Pappy) are an awesome team. They are in demand all over the mid-south. They are one of the best teams in the area, if not THE best. The addition of Wraith would add an entire new dimension to The Asylum - even more violence, unpredictability, & insanity - Psycho, Pappy, & Wraith - what a force that would be!

I was sorry to hear about the demise of NWA Charlotte. This promotion putting on some very good shows and was enjoying some success, but they were screwed out of their building, much the same way TFW was screwed out of theirs several months ago. That's a shame.

That's all for this time, wrestleholics! If you have any feedback or comments or whatever, you can email me, or you can leave a comment here. Whether you love me or hate me, you read the column, and that's what is important. Thanks for dropping by.

The Axeman has spoken.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Axeman Speaks 6-21-09

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 agree, oh well....

Greetings, wrestling fans!

Can anyone identify the wrestler in the above photo? I have been contacted by an individual in another state wanting to know if I know who it is. I must admit I have not a clue. Any guesses? If anyone knows, leave a comment at the end of this post, or email me at

I was a little surprised to read that Rhaka Kahn & Jacqueline are back in TNA. It was widely reported several months ago that TNA had released them both. Now they turn up on TNA house show cards. So... Either they were not released, or TNA did release them and then quietly brought them back. Either way they are on the road with TNA as I write this column. Unfortunately, I doubt that either of them will contribute significantly to the Knockouts Division in TNA. There is one former knockout who, if brought back, could contribute and give the Knockouts Division a real boost, and that individual is Roxxi. Roxxi can work circles around half the so called wrestlers in the Knockouts Division. Why she was given the boot in the first place is beyond me. Bring her back!

TNA continues to produce a better product than WWE, but Vince & company seem to be working hard to make much needed changes and improvements. Will it make a difference? We'll see.

OK, enough about TNA, let's talk about WWE.... I was quite amused at just how many people bought into the "Donald Trump buys RAW" angle. Several main stream media organizations jumped all over the story, only to have to do damage control a little later by retracting the stories. This will give RAW a big ratings boost, no doubt, and it will be fun to watch - for a while. Angles such as these tend to get real old real fast. I hope WWE does not keep it going and going and going long after the fans have grown tired of it. I wonder how much Donald is charging Vince for all of this?

I watched the YouTube video posted by Billy Russ of Psycho's fall at a recent show. In fact, I watched it several times. I am amazed that he was not killed or paralyzed when he fell. Now, I have seen Psycho take some bad bumps. That one, however, could have killed or badly injured anyone. Psycho, I don't know what, if any religious beliefs you have, but even if you had none before that fall, you ought to have some now. I hope you realize and understand just how fortunate you are to still be here.

Now, to change directions again... There are rumors going around and reports being posted on the message board about EPW. So, here's the deal: YES, EPW will be going on TV in a couple of weeks. No, it will not be on a local or community access channel. Yes, EPW will have a weekly broadcast on the MyMississippi TV network. I will have more information and details to release in a few days, so watch for updates. EPW's first television taping will be this Saturday night, 6-27-09, at the EPW arena in Booneville. Between now and then some changes and improvements will be taking place at the EPW arena in preparation for TV. Come check it out this Saturday night!

Now let the haters and naysayers begin spewing their venom. There will be several who are jealous of EPW's success. To those people I say this: Learn to live with it! I have been telling you for months that EPW would be successful. They have good shows week after week, and the upcoming cage match this Saturday night between JR Mauler and Buzz Harley - loser of the match retires from wrestling - will be no exception. What better way to begin on TV than with a great card, including a cage match!

On to other things.... I laughed out loud at a couple of emails I received last week. It seems that some of you saw the article that appeared in the Daily Journal last Sunday about a serial killer a long time ago in New Orleans who was called "The Axeman." Well here's a news flash for ya - I ain't that guy! I may be old, but I ain't that old! I would never have seen that article if I had not received those emails and seen the posts on the message board. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Interesting read.

That's all for this time, wrestling fans! If you have any feedback or comments or whatever, you can email me, or you can leave a comment here. Whether you love me or hate me, thanks for reading.

The Axeman has spoken!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Axeman Speaks 5-30-09

The photo above is my grandson, Isaak, who I am SO proud of!

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 agree, oh well....

Greetings, wrestling fans!

I read today about the passing of a wrestling legend, "The Golden Greek" John Tolos. I remember John Tolos from watching him as a child on TV in Dallas, in some memorable matches filmed in Dallas and Ft. Worth, as well as from his time in WWF. I remember one match in partiucular from his time in Texas, when he took on Angelo Mosca, in what turned into a brawl. Thanks for the memories, John Tolos.

I also read today about WWE releasing Ken Kennedy. To some, I am sure this comes as a surprise. I was not surprised, and, quite frankly, I don't feel it was a great loss, either. I think he was a major liability to WWE. Why, you may ask. The answer is simply because he was an injury waiting to happen and a screw up.

Think about this, which I read in a post at Mid-Southern Wrestling Message Board:

2006: Shortly after his arrival, Kennedy injured his shoulder and was out for a long time.

I think it was in 2007 Kennedy won Money In The Bank. He had arrived. He was in the spotlight. He had it all going his way. He was getting that big push. He was to be in a main event at Wrestlemania. So what does he do? He gets hurt and Edge gets the push instead.

Later on Kennedy plays the part of the illegitimate son of Vince McMahon, once again in the spotlight in WWE, but he screwed up and flunked a drug test.

Last year Kennedy got yet another opportunity. What did he do? He injured his shoulder again and was out for months.

That brings us to Monday Night on RAW. Kennedy had his return match after being out for about 10 months. He had yet another opportunity to get something going in WWE. Then Kennedy, in typical Kennedy style, injured his wrist after taking the RKO from Orton. What pissed WWE officials off even more, according to an article by Ryan Clark at, is a botched spot by Kennedy during the match which almost injured Orton's shoulder again.

Now we read that Kennedy has been released by WWE. Frankly, I would have released him a lot sooner than that.

So, what does the future hold for Ken Kennedy? Well, in my opinion, he needs to stay out of wrestling. He does have some wrestling talent, no doubt about it. WWE would never have even looked at him in the first place, and would not have given him chance after chance, if he did not. But the fact is, either his body is not made for wrestling, or he is careless in the ring, because he is injured too easily and too often. He does have some very good mic skills, and frankly I think he could parlay that into a successful career somewhere running his mouth. However, he will probably end up on the indy circuit somewhere, maybe in ROH, or perhaps in TNA, where he will be the latest WWE reject to make money for TNA, IF he can stay healthy. I wish him luck.

The Axeman has spoken.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Axeman Speaks 5-17-09

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 agree, oh well....

Greetings, friends. I am sure many of you read my short post on Wrestling News Center last week about the passing of lady wrestler Princess Jasmine (real name Cynthia Peretti). Jasmine passed away week before last after a long fight with cancer.

I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with Jasmine twice, once at a show in Alabama and again a couple of years later at a show in Biloxi. We became friends for a while, although we eventually lost touch with each other. She was one heck of a worker and a very nice lady.

Jasmine was trained by ‘Prince’ Calvin Pullins and Dick the Bruiser. She began her wrestling career in 1968, giving up a career in nursing to become a wrestler, and wrestled into the 1980s. For a while she was a trainer for the old G.L.O.W. organization. Her career took her around the world, including Canada, Japan, The Philippines, Africa, and a host of other places. She was honored by the Cauliflower Alley Club this year for her contribution to pro wrestling.

Slam! Wrestling published a very nice article about Princess Jasmine back in January, which is worth the read. You can read it at this URL:

Thanks for the memories, encouragement, & friendship, PJ. Rest in Peace. You've earned it.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Axeman Speaks 5-6-09

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 agree, oh well.... I am sure BT will not agree with this!

OK, boys & girls, this column will be short and to the point.

I just finished reading BT's comments about Mississippi wrestling, and in particular, the recent DARE benefit show in Thrasher, MS. I have this to say in response:

Several weeks ago BT asked me to help him arrange to come to an EPW show to sell his Yearbook 2008. I contacted the EPW Promoter, Edith Poole, and it was arranged for BT to come to EPW and sell the book at the D.A.R.E. benefit show in Thrasher, anmd at EPW the following night. I do not know how many books BT sold at the Thrasher show. He must not have sold many, however, because BT seems real pissed.

BT had this to say: "My last visit to Mississippi had me coming back posting about psychology and how wrestling in Mississippi is worse than wrestling in Tennessee. I will go on record right here and say, wrestling in Tennessee and Arkansas is 10 TIMES BETTER!!! “Hollywood” Jimmy on his radio appearance on “Shooting the Shiznit” stated he felt wrestling in Mississippi was just as good. I think maybe Jimmy was having to babyface, because after one show I have to say “Horseshit” and totally disagree with that point. I am not sure what it is – it really doesn’t matter what MS promotion it is – there are only small set of guys in the whole state that know how to work."

If BT does not like wrestling in Mississippi, he should stay in Missouri; or, if he likes wrestling in Tennessee or Arkansas better, then by all means he should go to those shows. Since BT hates wrestling in Mississippi so much, he should NOT COME BACK. Period.

Now, I will say that I was not at the Thrasher show. I did not see any of it. I have heard, however, many positive comments about the show. In fact, BT's comments were the only negative comments I have come across about the Thrasher show. The crowd was entertained and a lot of money was raised for D.A.R.E. What's wrong with that? BT seems to conveniently overlook those facts.

BT is entitled to his opinions. He has the right to post them. But I have the right to take exception to his remarks. There is some good wrestling in Mississippi. Is there room for improvement? You bet. Just like there is room for improvement in Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama, and for darn sure Missouri, where wrestling shows seem to be rare occurrances.

BT ends his comments by saying, "I was supposed to be at the EPW show on Saturday night, but with wrestling being so bad and the kids encouraging me to go to a mall, I opted out to head back to Missouri." By all means, he should go to a mall - ANY mall - or anywhere else for that matter - a rodeo, a movie, an all you can eat buffet, a massage parlor - to be entertained - since he thinks wrestling is so bad down here. Or better yet, maybe he should come down here, open up a promotion, and show us how it should be done. In other words, maybe BT should put up or shut up. At least there are people around here trying, week after week, to entertain the crowds and put on good shows in Mississippi. Do we always get it right? Nope. But neither does BT.

The Axeman has spoken.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Axeman Speaks January 25, 2009

The photo above is my grandson, Wes. I am so proud of him!

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 agree, oh well....

Greetings, wrestling addicts! Lots going on in the wild and wacky world of wrestling, so let's get right to it....

Lots of folks got the axe in WWE in recent days! Most of these cuts were predictable. Most of those cut were dead weight. A few cuts, however, surprised me, such as Sgt. Slaughter, who was a long time WWF/WWE veteran, who in recent years has been an agent for WWE. He was a loyal WWE employee for many, many years, and I don't see why he was let go. Loyalty is a two way street, and WWE showed no loyalty in axing him.

Ron Simmons was let go by WWE, and I can truthfully say I saw this one coming a long time ago. All he contributed was a weekly, "DAMN!" I wonder how much they were paying him to do that? I admit, he was good at it, but he shouldn't have been there in the first place.

Vince's limo drivers were also fired by WWE. I refuse to believe that Vince is going to actually stoop so low as to drive himself. I have heard that Vince has put them on his personal payroll, but can't say for sure.

There are a few who are still on the payroll that should have been cut, such as Goldust. Now, what has he contributed lately? Aside from several commercials for DVDs, not much. Then there's Jillian, who I could definitely live without. What has she really done? There's William Regal, who makes an occasional appearance on RAW, but who really does not do much to add anything to the show, in my humble opinion.

The Smackdown roster is loaded with "talents" who contribute little, such as Vickie Guerrero, Great Khali, Rajin Singh, Kennedy, Maria, Jesse, Festus, MVP, & DH Smith. Why pay these people to do... well... nothing constructive!

ECW also has a few on the roster who don't seem to be doing a whole lot except taking up space, such as Tony Atlas, Boogeyman, Chavo, Hornswoggle, Katie Lea Burchill, Matt Striker, Theodore Long, & Tiffany (although she is nice to look at). What are they contributing to WWE/ECW? Not much.

Cut some more, Vince! Then fill the spots with workers who will add something to the show!

OK, to change directions, there has been much speculation as to the future of TFW. I am happy to say that TFW will be back. They are now one step closer to having a building to run in, and they WILL BE BACK. Be patient, TFW fans, be patient. That's all I can say at this time. More news later. EPW has been having some great shows. Pure Destruction, The Asylum, PHAT Foundation, Sons of the South, Pain Inc., Bonecrusher, Soul Taker, 24/7, now that's a talent roster that any organization would love to have! If you have not checked out an EPW show, you should come on out. You will be glad you did.

I cannot type this column without mentioning Dustin Starr's comments in his blog several of weeks ago. Dustin indicated that he wishes I would die in an explosion. Well, I would expect nothing less from him. Dustin also said, "But now it’s time to make a personal attack on The Axeman family - why do you keep posting ugly children all over your column? Err… that’s not the family you always talk about visiting is it?" Dustin really did not have any good way to defend his previous comments, so he decided to attack my grandsons. Real cute. Real professional. This proves what I have said all along. Dustin then says it's all in fun. Obviously, attacking kids who are one & two years old is fun to Dustin. How sad. With that said, I will not have anything more to say about Dustin Starr now or in the future in this column.

On to a different subject!

Hollywood Jimmy Blaylock and his wife were sitting at a table at his high school reunion last year, and he kept staring at a drunken lady swigging her drink as she sat alone at a nearby table. His wife asked, "Do you know her?" "Yes," Hollywood sighed, "She's my old girlfriend. I understand she took to drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear she hasn't been sober since." "My God!" said Hollywood's wife, "Who'd believe a person could go on celebrating that long?"

LOL, that's all for this time, America! If you have and feedback or comments or whatever, you can email me. Whether you love me or hate me, thanks for reading.

The Axeman has spoken.