Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Axeman Speaks December 23, 2013

The opinions expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wrestling News Center, the Webmaster, or anyone else connected with this site. They are mine and mine alone.

Greetings, wrestling fans, and Merry Christmas one and all!

If you are wanting to read a politically correct column, stop here. I assure you that this column is far from politically correct. 

I promised you a Christmas column, so here it is. I must admit, however, that I am having somewhat of a difficult time getting into the Christmas spirit lately! All around us we see all kinds of holiday activities going on... parties, shopping, Santa, sports, and all the hoopla that goes with this time of year. But, where is the real reason we celebrate in the first place?

Perhaps you have heard the phrase, "war on Christmas" used at various times by different Christian organizations. Businesses are trying to eliminate all references to Christmas by saying "happy holidays" or "enjoy the winter break." That's sad, my friends. Everyone wants to be politically correct. They do not want to offend anyone by using the word, "Christmas." Well, here's a news flash for ya: I am offended by the elimination of the word, "Christmas."

There is more attention being given to the controversy surrounding Duck Dynasty and the A & E Network that to the reason for the season. How very, very sad!

But there are still some who will celebrate CHRISTmas. Check out this video:

Apparently, the US Air Force band has no problem with Christmas. I salute them! Or, check this one out. It's not really intended to be a Christmas song, but it was sent to me as a gift by someone very dear to me, and the message is beautiful:

So many people are missing Christmas! Oh, they won't miss the day, just the reason behind the celebration, Jesus Christ. 

It is easy to get wrapped up in all the celebration and forget why we are celebrating. So, here is a reminder:

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgement and with justice from henceforth and forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this." - Isaiah 9:6-7

Please read the first two chapters of the book of Matthew, and the first two chapters of the book of Luke in the Bible if you need any additional reminders as to why we celebrate Christmas. In fact, please read it anyway.

This Christmas, please don't miss Christ. This Christmas, have fun, enjoy being around family and friends, enjoy the food, the festivities, the gifts, but please keep Jesus at the center of it all. We need him now more than ever before.

So, I wish all of you a very happy and peaceful and memorable Christmas. Please be safe, and please include Christ in your celebration.

The Axeman has spoken.

Monday, December 16, 2013

The Axeman Speaks December 16, 2013

The photo above is my granddaughter, Harley, along with her two closest friends, lol... I am blessed waaaaaaaay more than I deserve!

The opinions expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wrestling News Center, the Webmaster, or anyone else connected with this site. They are mine and mine alone.

Greetings, wrestleholics! I know, I still don't update this column often enough. Folks, I have had a rough time lately, with a heart procedure and working 70+ hours a week. Forgive me. Frankly, the day is soon coming when I will walk away from wrestling, including this column, announcing, everything - that is, everything EXCEPT being a fan. I will still show up and be in the crowd. But for now, I am going to keep doing what I am able to do, including WNC, this column, and announcing at EPW as often as possible. Gene Jackson, I have not forgotten I promised you an interview when I walk away. Soon, Gene. Soon.

OK, with that said, I have a couple of things I want to talk about.

First of all, I want to talk about TFW. That's right, I said TFW. I have been told that the TFW owner, and you all know who that is, has returned and is once again running shows at Skyline, just outside Tupelo. I had someone text me several days ago asking if I would be announcing there again. The answer to that question is NO. If, indeed, Lacy is running shows anywhere in this area, I will have nothing to do with it. Period. I wish him no ill will, I hope he is successful. I hope he approaches things much differently this time around. I simply did not like the way he did business before, so I don't want to do business now.

I must say Thank You to the promoter and booker at EPW in Booneville for allowing me to continue being a part of the show, in spite of my erratic schedule and inability to be there about half the time. EPW is a great group. They put on a good show week after week. If you are looking for a place to see a good wrestling show this weekend, check out EPW. It is going to be a wild and crazy night, as it always is at EPW, because you never know just who might show up or what will happen.

I enjoyed having lunch with the writers and staff of Wrestling News Center at our annual Christmas gathering a few days ago. It was good to see everyone again. I was sorry there were several who were unable to make it due to weather conditions north of us. The 2013 WNC Lifetime Achievement Award winner was chosen during this meeting. I am not going to tell you who it is yet, but I will say that the winner is more than deserving of the award.

Christmas is fast approaching. I was having a conversation with a friend of mine the other day, and he asked if there was anyone in wrestling who I just could not stand. I rattled off three names very quickly. He asked why I have heat with these three individuals, and I told him why. He was quiet for a  minute, then he said something to the effect that life is too short to have grudges. He then said that we should strive to be Christ-like, especially during the Christmas season, but really, always. He said I should mend fences with these three individuals and move on. After a lot of thought, I have concluded he is right. I have contacted two of them and have buried the hatchet. I really do not want any heat with anyone.

However, I do not have any contact information for Dustin Starr. I have been angry with him for a long time over an incident that happened over five years ago. So, it is time to bury the hatchet with Dustin. You are forgiven, Dustin. Period.

I am working on a Christmas column, which I will have up by next weekend. Now, wrap your mind around that, two columns in two weeks.

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