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Greetings, wrestling addicts! It's only been - well, let's see - a year or so since I last updated this column. Don't die of shock! LOL....
I have several things I want to talk about in this column, including answering a few emails.
Let's start with Chris Lexxus. Why, you might be thinking, do I even want to mention Chris Lexxus? Well, it seems that Chris is upset that he was not nominated for anything this year at the 2010 Wrestling News Center awards. Chris seems to think we at WNC are the ones doing the nominating. Well, that's not how it works. The fans, the ones who read WNC, they are the ones who sent in the nominations. So, if Chris Lexxus has a problem with it, perhaps he should get his fans to nominate him - or perhaps he just needs some fans....
I can't stand what's happening in TNA. What we are seeing in TNA is NWO with a TNA twist. Been there, seen that. The knockouts division, as we knew it, is history. Oh, there are some "knockouts" in TNA, but the division is nothing like it was. They gave Roxxi the shaft in a major way. I doubt she will ever be back. Kong is gone. ODB is gone. If it wasn't for Tara & Mickie James, the division would not even be worth watching. The X-Division is not what it once was, either. I was, at one time, a big TNA fan, but I am not much of a fan now.
Speaking of the TNA knockouts, there is one less knockout, as of a few weeks ago. Lacey Von Erich was released, reportedly at her request. Now, as much as I like looking at Lacey, her wrestling ability is next to non-existent. She did the right thing in getting out. I wish her well.
TNA has other issues to deal with, also. Jeff hardy was reported to have been in bad shape Sunday at the TNA pay per view event. His condition was said to have been "another You Tube video ready to happen." The following was posted on the net Sunday: "TNA had a decision to make this afternoon. Either send Jeff out to the ring, knowing the example it sets, or send him home and do damage control," a key TNA insider told us, "they are keeping him because that's the damage control they came up with." Today, the following was posted on several sites on the net: "According to a new report by PWInsider, the situation involving TNA Champion Jeff Hardy at last night's Final Resolution PPV was described by one TNA source as a 'false alarm.' It was determined that Hardy's behavior backstage that originally alarmed some was simply due to exhaustion. He was given the go ahead to work the PPV after a discussion with TNA officials. Hardy is expected to work both Impact TV tapings tonight and Tuesday." Now, was that statement the "damage control" referred to earlier, or was it simply "exhaustion?" I think it was damage control....
Now, to answer a few emails:
Nate, from Bolivar, TN wrote: "You have 2 B kidding! The nominees for best female wrestler of 2010 are Tasha Simone, Black Widow, Destiny, & Million Dollar Baby?! What have any of these done or accomplished? What about Su Yung? Veronica Fairchild? Misty James? Rock C? You guys really blew it!" Well, Nate, like I said previously, the nominees were sent in by WNC readers. Did you nominate any of the ladies you mentioned? Also, not taking anything away from any of the nominees, but as far as accomplishments go, how many of the nominees, or any of the ladies you mentioned, for that matter, held the NWA Women's Championship in 2010? Just one, Tasha Simone. She has been in wrestling for many years and has accomplished more than all the other names put together. So, Nate, before you start bashing people, do your homework. Next year, if you want someone nominated, YOU send it in.
Wendi, from Arkansas, asks: "Why are there not any managers in WWE & TNA? I go to wrestling in Tuckerman and all over this area, and I see managers all the time, but not in the big organizations." Well, there are a FEW in both organizations from time to time. Ric Flair is playing such a role in TNA right now, and Paul Bearer (Percy Pringle) is back in WWE for a time. But you are, for the most part, correct. I think it is a shame that managers are not used more. A good heel manager can put a lot of butts in a lot of seats. Frankly, I just think WWE does not want to pay them. They stopped using managers a long time ago, and I think, when it comes right down to it, that it is all about saving a little money.
Stan, from Cape Girardeau, MO, asks: "Why are there not more wrestling shows around here? I have to go to Dyersburg or Newbern in Tennessee to see an indy show." That's quite a drive you're making, Stan. There are not many shows in Missouri because the Athletic Commission up there makes it just about impossible for any indy group to put on a show. So many fees, rules, and restrictions come into play that nobody can afford to run. About the only group who comes to Missouri now is WWE. They can afford it.
Sharon, from Fulton, MS, writes: "Axeman, how come you quit announcing at TFW? And how come you dont go around to other shows in the area and do write ups like you done before?" I have not quit at TFW, just taking some time off due to work schedules and other conflicts. I will be back at TFW as long as they want me to announce, but probably not every week. As far as other shows are concerned, I occasionally go to a different show and do a write up, but I am very much enjoying announcing at EPW every Saturday night. There is never a dull moment there!
OK, on to another topic, Hollywood Jimmy Blaylock. Hollywood had car trouble recently had to have his SUV towed into a gas station. He told the mechanic, "It just died. After the guy worked on it for a few minutes, it was running smoothly. Hollywood asked, "What's the story?" The mechanic said, "Just crap in the fuel filter." Hollywood asked, "How often should I do that?"
That's all for this week, my friends! If you have any feedback, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Axeman has spoken.