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.