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.

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