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From the Desk of Mr. V #95

From the Desk of Mr. V #95
November 11, 2010
By: Anthony J. Valvo of Wrestleview.com

Introduction


So you think it's time to shake, rattle and roll? Are you really sure that your feet can tap to the intensity of that beat? Is the Disco-ball coming down from the ceiling? Cause there is only one man that inspires such rumpus tribulation. You know him, I know him, he knows that I know you know he knows him - the pencils are sharpened for Mr. Valvo's class. (By: My Co-Host David Stephens)

And one more...

Ladies and gentlemen, it is my greatest pleasure to introduce to you one of the finest men to ever write a column on WrestleView.com. He is an honest and decent man. He is The Goose's biggest fan. Despite not living in Pittsburgh myself, I consider him to be Pittsburgh's favorite son. He is "Mr. V" ANTHONY J. VALVOOOOOOOO!!! (By: WrestleView Smackdown Recapper and Charles Robinson's biggest fan Mike Tedesco)

Welcome to the latest edition of "From the Desk of Mr. V". I am Anthony "Mr. V" Valvo, your WrestleView resident teacher with the same material as last time, but different names, matches, and articles.

In this week's lecture, I will review some good and bad moments from TNA's Bound for Glory and go over what in the world is going on with the commentary teams in the WWE.

So sit back and grab some coffee, a hot cup of apple cider, or whatever your choice of beverage may be this week. Relax as you read the 95th Installment of "From the Desk of Mr. V".

Countdown to Mr. V #100...35 Days!

Quote of the Week

"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself." – Harvey S. Firestone

This quote does mean a lot more than ever right now after what I heard and read this week. Never be silent, my students.

Teacher's Lecture

1) Will Stone Cold ever come back?


That was a question many in the wrestling media wondered recently. In an interview by The Toronto Sun, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin replied to the reporter's questions with this:

"It's a PG business these days. And the Stone Cold character is close to being an R-rated act. I was edgy and I had a lot of fun doing it. When I was in WWE, I had my neck fused and I could see the end. When I retired, I didn't do anything for four years. I just stayed in Texas and hunted and fished. One day I woke up and said to myself, 'Dude, it's time to do something.' So I moved to L.A. It wasn't my goal in life to be an actor. I had a delayed start. If I hadn't had so many injuries, I'd probably still be in wrestling. As for returning (to the ring), I'm not interested. I always say never say never, but the thing is, man, I'm pretty much done." (Toronto Sun)

My thoughts: If wrestling fans are looking for Austin to ever come back, I would say it is extremely doubtful. And then I read what Austin said. "Never say never".

Well, I know that if Austin would wrestle one more match he obviously won't be able to do 75% of what he did in "The Austin Era". However, on "The Teacher's Lounge" last Saturday with David Stephens we had a good talk about this topic. Sure, Austin can't say many of his cliché lines, but he can still "whoop some @$$" and wear his merchandise. Austin can still cut a promo without cursing and was very entertaining in the ring. After watching some of his movies, he appears to be in great shape for a guy who is 45 years old.

At WrestleMania, they always have a plan on bringing in some nostalgic act, whether it be a former wrestler or a celebrity. Perhaps in the eyes of the previous WWE generation, Austin may come back for one night only to kick some butt and drink some beer. On PG programming, some do drink beer (remember the show "Home Improvement" or when R-Truth dumped whiskey and cigarettes on CM Punk from a 2009 episode of Smackdown)? It hit me again..."never say never". Maybe Austin will do one more match. It would not help nor hurt his career. Austin is one of those names in World Wrestling Entertainment that would never be erased. Heck, in my opinion if Vince McMahon ever wants to me a Mt. Rushmore of WWE Superstars, Austin would be right where George Washington would be at.

(Too see what I am talking about to the non-U.S. readers of my column, check out this link.)

Now, that "never say never" line made me think for a while as I was on the radio last weekend. Perhaps Austin has one more match in him. In my opinion, he does if he wants to have one more match. His knees are not great, but he can put on one seven minute match with a WWE Superstar today. Again, it won't hurt his reputation nor his status as one of the best professional wrestlers.

Who would be Austin's perfect opponent? I thought someone who is already a proven main event wrestler who is a polar opposite of what Austin's character was in the Attitude Era. The guy does not have to be a champion to face him and both talents work on the mic might be good enough to hype up what would be a pretty mediocre match. Here is what I think would be an excellent nostalgic match for WrestleMania XXVII (27 for those that don't understand Roman Numerals):

Steve Austin...in his last WWE match vs. CM Punk!

Think about this for a moment. Austin has incredible mic skills and the crowd (no matter what he was) popped every time Stone Cold spoke. CM Punk has the ability to rip on the Steve Austin gimmick and his mic skills for that issue would make the fans literally want to do harm to him. The WWE could even do a contract signing with these guys and make the hype even more entertaining. And even though the match would not be a "Match of the Year" Candidate, the hype surrounding this feud would trump anything they would do in the ring (i.e. Hart vs. McMahon at WM XXVI). Think of the celebration, Austin wins the match and celebrates with a beer. To add more of the old-school WWE feel, have Jim Ross be Austin's manager or even call this match with Jerry Lawler for old time's sake.

Before you think, Austin would never do "PG-WWE", think about the big names that took part of the last couple of years in WWE (wrestlers and celebrities). Most of them were a hit. Austin vs. CM Punk would be tremendous on a future card for WrestleMania.

And to those that think that Austin will never be in the WWE, take his advice. Never...Say...Never.

2) Eric Young's Next Gimmick: Former TNA Wrestler?

In reports by Prowrestling.net and The Wrestling Observer, Eric Young's contract with TNA Wrestling expired. Also noted was that TNA offered him a contract at a reduced salary, in which Eric Young declined and stated that he was exploring other options.

My thoughts: Look, he has gone through some of the most embarrassing gimmicks in professional wrestling today. He is not a big draw and was never a world champion in TNA. However, at thirty years old, he still has quite a few years left in him. TNA dropped the ball on him a couple times in the last few years, but he was never going to be a top star in the company. However, he was a big part of TNA for the past six years and to see him leave that company because TNA was offering a contract with less money is wrong.

He is still young in this business standards and he (when not doing silly gimmicks) is a very accomplished basic wrestler. I thought the ceiling of his TNA career was when they gave him leadership in a faction known as "World Elite". They had him aligned with the Main Event Mafia and made him the face of that faction. I would go even as far as saying at the peak of World Elite he was one of the top three heels in that company. Then Hogan happened, Bound for Glory 2009 happened, and World Elite was disbanded in February 2010 abruptly.

What I saw in Young was potential. He may never have the ceiling of being a World Champion, but he may have the talent on being a great mid-card wrestler in some other promotion. He is very talented; watch his work when he is not goofy to see my points.

I honestly think that one of the big problems with Young was that TNA stereotyped him as being "goofy" when he started World Elite. Before he did that, he was feeding the crowd humorous material and at times the crowd ate it up. Then he instantly turned and became a decent mid-card, serious heel. In a way, his mic work when in World Elite reminded me slightly of Chris Jericho.

He can work short matches and moderate matches (what I think are 6-8 minutes are moderate to me). I am being crazy again, I know it, but if I was employed by World Wrestling Entertainment and saw how much Eric Young was getting paid in TNA, I would consider signing Eric Young and placing him in Florida Championship Wrestling (the WWE's developmental territory). He could be what Nick Dinsmore was in OVW before Dinsmore took the Eugene gimmick. Dinsmore was a basic style wrestler and was a good presence in developmental. I really feel that Eric Young could be that talented wrestler who can star in FCW.

Now if Young was ever in the WWE, I could say that he will not main event a WrestleMania or even compete for an Intercontinental Championship. But he could be effective in a makeshift tag team and become a talent that can help young superstars get over. And if he can't do that, then I am sure he would have no problem training guys in FCW.

So, if WWE does give Eric Young a developmental deal I am betting that he would accept it. He would probably be a great, low-risk/high-reward guy for WWE. He does not need the fame, as I think Young will go for what is best for him. And if WWE calls and offers a deal, I think he accepts. Heck, look on FCW's website. Consequences Creed (now known as Xavier Woods) is an FCW Tag Champion.

Any Questions?

This is a new topic of mine. Since I am no longer the ROH on HDNet Recapper for powers that I could not control, I decided to add another feature to the column. I looked on my Facebook Wall and saw a few things from my readers and I will do my best to provide some thoughts on them. Also, I will attempt to make my reply brief, but effective for my students. Remember, if not for students there would be no teachers. I see some hands up...

Yes, Zac Clark, WrestleView's #1 Utah Utes Fan......

Now that we are past the halfway point of the NFL season, and with the craziness we see each week, who is the favorite in the NFC and AFC and your pick for the Super Bowl?

Very good question, Mr. Clark.

Answer: I did ask for sports questions and I don't think my readers would mind because a lot of you are fans of the National Football League. To answer this question, I had to think real hard because this is one of the most difficult seasons to predict in the 15 or so years that I have done NFL predictions in one way or another.



So, with that here are my predictions on who makes the playoffs

AFC Division Winners: 1) New England 2) Pittsburgh 3) Indianapolis 4) San Diego

AFC Wild Card Teams: 5) New York Jets 6) Baltimore (Kansas City and Oakland are sleepers)

AFC Title Game: This is VERY tough because the AFC is hard to pick. These teams have injury issues and all have a weakness. With this, I got with the best QB play and it is safe to say NEW ENGLAND over Pittsburgh. I know I will get hate mail, but Brady always gets our number in the playoffs. Look out for the Wild Card team, because these team could win in a weak division.

NFC Division Winners: 1) Green Bay 2) Atlanta 3) New York Giants 4) St. Louis (because I have no choice)

NFC Wild Cards 5) New Orleans 6) Philadelphia (Tampa Bay is the sleeper)

NFC Title Game: The only team I can see beat an AFC team are the New York Giants. But Philly is a tough out. If New Orleans gets their ground game in order, they will go far. But if they secure home field throughout the playoffs, my pick will be GREEN BAY over New York.

Super Bowl Pick: Remember when the Patriots lost to the Green Bay Packers over 10 years ago? Well, right now as I stand I will say the final for the Super Bowl (and I probably will need a mulligan) will be...

New England 27; Green Bay 17.

And for a bold prediction, I don't think the Buffalo Bills will go 0-16. I think they will win at least 2 or 3 games.

I have time for one more, I see Lester Junior's hand up so let read his question:

When/if Triple H is coming back the ring, or if he will just be "office" now? Was the dream clip on Raw an indication of that?

Thanks for the question, Lester.

Answer: I totally understand this question. Will HHH come back to the ring? Yes. I think to get closure after what Sheamus did to him. I think the whole reason that the WWE has laid back on Sheamus is so he is not in the world title picture for HHH's return. Then when HHH comes back, he will get his payoff victory over Sheamus. I have a feeling that HHH will want to be a World Champion a couple more times and maybe exceed Flair's record. However, HHH has been more laid back.

Will HHH be "office" now (i.e. The Raw dream)? I think it is definitely sooner than later. When HHH comes back and ends his feud with Shemaus, I think he will take a lighter role as a wrestler and a larger role as the WWE Senior Adviser (The Desk Job).

I read many thoughts on how Edge's stock dropped since the WWE went to this "PG" formula, but one name that few talk about is HHH. I mean, HHH cannot just go around and club random people with a sledgehammer anymore, right? Think of all the stuff he did when WWE was "TV-14" or the occasional "TV-MA". He can't be that cerebral assassin anymore.

So in my honest opinion, when the feud with Sheamus ends (and I expect it to end a couple months after HHH returns to the ring), he will take a lighter role as a wrestler. I think his family and the WWE business as a whole will benefit when the decision is made. HHH has accomplished everything in the WWE and whether he wins or loses, it won't hurt his character and taking a back seat to this generation of WWE superstars is the best way to go.

Thanks Lester and Zac for your questions.

Stay tuned for DETENTIONS!

Detentions

David Otunga – He is in a relationship with Jennifer Hudson, right? Well, perhaps he should lean towards her and get some acting lessons. At least when he is in a tag match his action is very limited. But right now, he is outright dreadful in the ring and his backstage segments are brutal to listen and watch.

The TNA World Championship Design Committee – Now the WWE Divas Championship is not the ugliest design anymore. Seriously, when they threw the old TNA World Title in the trash does that mean that TNA is going down with it? I am still going to watch the show for the integrity of my column, but I am not lying when I say it gets difficult at times to watch it each week.

Scott Stanford – Yes, I think he is great for taking over Cole's spot on WWE Superstars, but they got to help him name the moves. I actually cringed when he called Alicia Fox's Northern Lights Suplex a "Tilt-o-Whril Backbreaker".

Aksana – For slapping poor Goldust and walking away. Look, this is a joke that should not be taken seriously.

The TOYOTA Highlander kid that says it is lame to drive a bad car – I think many are seeing these commercials. But seriously, I want to thank Darryl Cabral for correcting my error (Last Week, I said Nissan). I still stand by my comments. Perhaps some parents want to be "lame" at times. Maybe being "lame" will save that family some money because the Highlander is not really that reliable. Isn't Toyota the brand that had recalls for their brakes? Let's see how lame you are when you don't have brakes? I will stick to my Ford Taurus, thank you very much.

Mark Cuban and HDNet – Because I have to go "incognito" to find your shows now.

Comcast – Because like my rent. That bill is "too d@mn high"!

That football team in Dallas – They have a good team. A team that should have competed. But they start at 1-7? I feel for Dallas fans, I really do. Hope things turn around or else Jerry Jones will need another face lift to fix those wrinkles.

Bullying – Again, this issue is a big problem in today's world. I respect any company or people that are doing their best to prevent bullying (and believe me, there are many). Well, in my hometown bullying go to a real serious point that something very tragic happened at the high school that I attended. Another innocent life is lost because of some people who think they are better than someone by picking on them. Look, we all been bullied and may have done it (I am guilty on that and can't hide from it). But I was put in my place by many (parents, teachers, authorities figures). It is a shame that we all live in a world where rudeness is the norm in society. And now crude and rude behavior took the life of an innocent victim.

They say nice guys finish last...well I would rather be in last place in life with integrity than be in first doing the wrong things. I am sorry for this small rant, readers. My stance on anti-bullying is very strong and I think it might be one of the biggest problems (if not the biggest) among adolescents in the most sensitive times in their life. I may get more vocal on "The Teacher's Lounge" this weekend, if Dave allows me.

The Eternal Detention Rundown

Praxis and the ETS Series
Teachers that get arrested
Ryan Clark
The Bee and Wasp family
Bubba The Love Sponge
The Pittsburgh Pirates Front Office
"Undefined" Alicia Fox
Mike Tenay
5-Hour Energy
Matt Hardy (yes, even YOU "Matthew"!)
Mark Cuban and/or HDNet
Hulk Hogan

Mr. V's Weekly Honor Roll for the week of November 1, 2010 – November 7, 2010

11/01 - Graded WWE Monday Night Raw Matches
11/02 - Graded WWE NXT Matches
11/03 - Column Writing. After that, I watched ROH on YouTube and recap the show.
11/04 - Graded WWE Superstars and TNA Impact Matches.
11/05 - Graded Smackdown Matches
11/06 - OFF DAY
11/07 – OFF DAY

As a whole, the wrestling that I saw on television this past week was a bit disappointing. However, there were some "good eggs" in this carton. This week's honor roll will feature a bloody cage match that continues a feud that has gone on for almost a year, a triple threat that was for a shot at a title, and a match that did not even have a winner but had some very solid elements. So, here are my selections to receive the honor roll this week. I hope you all would agree.

Distinguished Honors – Kevin Steen and Steve Corino vs. Colt Cabana and El Generico, ROH on HDNet, November 1.

How it ended – Moments after Kevin Steen got El Generico out of the cage, he helped his ally Steve Corino attack Colt Cabana. After some use of foreign objects, the referee in charge called for the bell when Steen applied the Crossface while Corino was digging a fork into the head of Cabana.

Grade: B.

Why did it earn Distinguished Honors? First off, all four guys put on a solid main event and made this the one match to watch if you can gain access to it. Cabana and Generico got an early advantage and used the cage as a weapon very well (which should be done in a cage match). Both Steen and Corino took a lot of bumps, but also distributed their fair share and administered loads of painful tactics on Cabana and Generico. In the middle of the match I was impressed that they did a lot of daring maneuvers, but still kept a lot of the action in the ring simple. The flow was pretty good and the finish added to the story between Steen and Generico. After the match, Steen and Corino were still attacking Cabana in the ring until Generico ran in with a chair and started to scream when Steen and Corino ran out of the way. Generico showed strong emotion and vengeance, and it will only get better once Final Battle 2010 takes place.

High Honors – MVP vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Drew McIntyre, Friday Night Smackdown, November 5.

How it ended – In a very competitive match, MVP ended the match by dropping Rhodes to the floor and then took out McIntyre with the Drive-By Kick. MVP pinned McIntyre to become the #1 Contender for Dolph Ziggler's Intercontinental Championship.

Grade: B

Why did it earn High Honors? Well, the start was good with McIntyre and Rhodes wanting to team up on MVP until they both fought each other. MVP was very impressive in this match and was effective with his strikes. In my opinion, MVP looked his best in a very long time. Rhodes was pretty good as well and showed better in-ring presence. Rhodes' Beautiful Disaster Kick on McIntyre was a strong kick. McIntyre definitely took the worst of this, and he finally is showing that he is more than just a brawler and a bit of a technician. All three worked well with their tactics and performed to a high degree in front of the crowd in Bridgeport, CT.

Honors – Edge vs. Alberto Del Rio, Friday Night Smackdown, November 5.

How it ended – In a match that was highly competitive and began Smackdown on a high note, David Otunga and the rest of Nexus ended the match by running in the ring and attacking Edge and Del Rio.

Grade: B- (leaned toward a B).

Why did it earn Honors? Well, for the first match on Smackdown it set the tone for a very solid show. Edge's offense if getting better, as he was able to be very quick with his strikes (haven't seen that since last year). Del Rio contributed to the match with various wear down moves and submission holds. The transitions were very good as well between the two. Near the end, the wrestlers were pretty much rushing their spots, but it was at a minimum and I thought some of them worked well for the match at hand. Too bad Nexus ended this match by running in, but I think the booking team on Smackdown did this one right because they did not want to hurt the momentum by Edge (the #1 contender for Kane's World Title) and Del Rio (who may be the best "new" star in the WWE).

Mr. V's Grade Book for the past week

A+, A, or A-: None to Report.

B+: None to Report.

B: Kevin Steen and Steve Corino vs. Colt Cabana and El Generico (ROH) and MVP vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Drew McIntyre (Smackdown).

B-: Randy Orton and R-Truth vs. Wade Barrett and David Otunga (RAW); Edge vs. Alberto Del Rio (Smackdown); and Edge/Kofi Kingston/Big Show/Alberto Del Rio/Kane vs. David Otunga/Justin Gabriel/Heath Slater/Husky Harris/Michael McGillicutty (Smackdown).

C+: Eddie Edwards vs. Rhett Titus (ROH); The Big Show vs. The Miz (RAW); and Jack Swagger vs. Kaval (Superstars).

C: Daniel Bryan vs. Ted DiBiase, Jr. (RAW); Natalya vs. Michelle McCool (RAW); Max Buck/Jeremy Buck/Tara vs. Shannon Moore/Jesse Neal/Mickie James (TNA); AJ Styles vs. Rhino vs. Rob Van Dam (TNA); and Tyler Reks vs. Chris Masters (Smackdown).

C-: Sara Del Ray vs. Rachel Summerlyn (ROH); Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel vs. Tyson Kidd and David Hart Smith (RAW); Luke Gallows vs. Vance Archer (Superstars); Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso vs. Mark Henry (Superstars); Sarita vs. Velvet Sky (TNA); and Kazarian vs. Douglas Williams (TNA).

D+, D, or D-: Sheamus vs. Vladimir Kozlov (RAW); Kelly Kelly vs. Alicia Fox (NXT); Gail Kim vs. Alicia Fox (Superstars); D'Angelo Dinero vs. Abyss (TNA); Dolph Ziggler vs. JTG (Smackdown); and Vickie Guerrero vs. Kaitlyn (Smackdown).

F or INC: Ezekiel Jackson vs. Zack Ryder (RAW) and Matt Morgan vs. Eric Bischoff (TNA).

Current Predictions from the Faculty Standings

Here is the latest update. All records and rankings are finalized.

2010-2011 Season (As of TNA's Turning Point)

1) David Stephens (That's a Wrap and RAW Recapper).............83-50 (5-2)
2) Josh Boutwell (Viva La Raza and TNA Recapper)...................82-51 (4-3)
3) Jose Marrero (Wrestling Rumblings)..........................................79-54 (5-2)
4) Students of the Week (The Best from Prev. PPV)..................78-56 (4-3)
5) Daniel Browne (For Queen and Country)..................................77-56 (4-3)
6) WrestleView Students (The Loyal Readers).............................77-56 (5-2)**
7) Matt O'Brien (Notes From The Nosebleeds)..............................76-57 (5-2)
8) Anthony Valvo (From the Desk of Mr. V)..................................76-57 (5-2)
9) Jeff Springer (WWE Superstars Recapper).................................62-45 (NR)
10) Mike Tedesco (Smackdown and NXT Recapper).....................55-40 (NR)
11) Doug Lackey (Reality From Ringside).........................................52-42 (NR)
12) Sean Hurley (The Sharpshooter)...............................................28-32 (NR)
13) Joe Baiamonte (Baiamonte's Casa/2009 WV Champ).........24-20 (NR)
14) Enzo Mendicino (WWE NXT Recapper)........................................11-9 (5-2)
15) Ryan Rivera (ROH on HDNet Recapper)........................................5-2 (5-2)

We will have a NEW Student of the Week. Jason Bitzegaio posted a clean 7-0 record and will be the lone student of the week for Survivor Series

Among the Faculty, a slew of staff members shared the top spot with a 5-2 record.

**Overall, we had 17 "WrestleView Students" who averaged out 4.47 wins, which rounds out to 4.5. Therefore by estimation, the WV Students went 5-2.

Past Students of the Week: Evan O'Brien, TJ Patton, Ricky Langston, Craig Alan Cope, Paul Lyons, SUPERSTARZZ, Jeremy Samples, Josh Logan, Eric Marin, David Sumroy, Crystal Mai, Michael Phillips, Sean Martin, Sam Newstone, Brian Czygan, Wade Bradford, Austen Allen, Paul Meade, Frank Contorno, Benjamin Phillips, Chad Robbins, Gregory "Grash" Walek, Rocky Junior, and Pat Lorang.

Mr. V's Gold Star Segment

Gold Stars brought to you by: ColtMerch.com! Take a look at Colt Cabana's merchandise and you won't be disappointed

Also, while you are at it check out www.jrsbarbq.com. Jim Ross has some specials on all the BBQ Sauce you need. Now in some combos you can get a Free JR's BBQ T-Shirt and even an autographed Kid's Menu (though it may not do much good). Look at his blog and maybe buy a product or two. I know I will.

So many Gold Stars, so little time. Here are people, places, things, or ideas that I thought earned a Gold Star this past week.

International Wrestling Cartel (IWC) – They put a link to my column on their Facebook Fan Page. Please check out the other news that they put on their site as well as visit their site at www.iwcwrestling.com. Remember, they have a strong main event at Elizabeth, PA on November 20, 2010. The main event on the Winner Takes All card will be "Deeeeeeeelicious" Jimmy DeMarco vs. "Big League" John McChesney for the IWC World Heavyweight Championship in a Career vs. Career/Last Man Standing Match.

David Stephens, Jose Marrero, Matt O'Brien, Enzo Mendicino, and Ryan Rivera – All posted a 5-2 record for the Predictions game, the best among the WrestleView staff.

Jason Bitzegaio – He will be the Student of the Week come Survivor Series thanks to going 7-0 on his picks for TNA's Turning Point.

Pat Lorang and Ricky Langston – Though they did not retain their status, they still did a good job, with both at least posting a winning mark.

David Stephens – Once again, he is the current "Dean of WrestleView". With only five more Pay-Per-Views until we clear the standings, will he be able to keep the top spot away from the others? Also, thanks for the Introduction today.

Robbie E. – He is the NEW TNA X Division Champion by defeating Jay Lethal.

Jeff Hardy – He defended the TNA World Championship by defeating Matt Morgan.

The Motor City Machineguns – They defended the TNA World Tag Team Championships over Team 3D.

The Kings of Wrestling – They retained their championship in ROH over the Briscoe Brothers a couple weeks back.

Eddie Edwards – He defeated The Necro Butcher to keep his ROH Television Championship.

Claudio Castagnoli – Outside of being "Very European", Castagnoli cuts promos while holding a cup of coffee in his hand. I find it extraordinary!

Reel Big Fish – Because my friend Zac Clark told me to play a song. So here it is:



You know what this song reminds me of...



If you never played Baseketball, try it out. It was fun when I played it a few times.

Michael Cole – In my love/hate feelings to Cole, he delivered some good one-liners on the 11/9 edition of NXT.

Jerry Lawler – I read he has some serious knee issues. My prayers go out to Lawler and hope for a speedy recovery.

Josh Mathews – He did a very good job filling in for Lawler on Monday Night Raw.

Eric Young – He is rumored to have turned down TNA's contract at a lower rate. Say what you want about his gimmicks, but I find him underrated and underutilized after Hogan signed with TNA.

Darryl Cabral – Thank you for correcting the car brand name for me. I appreciate it.

Rocky Dominguez and Don McGrath – They accepted and finished the "Stunning Challenge". I got their e-mails and I did in fact have more than seven. Sorry about this week, I can't think of a secret word.

Coach McGuirk – I know many on WrestleView love Dr. Steve Brule. But before Brule, there was Coach McGuirk from Adult Swim's Home Movies.



The RAW crowd in Manchester, England – Wow, the crowd was very hot from start to finish. I really thought the show was great in large part because of the crowd.

Santino Marella, Sheamus, and Vladimir Kozlov – The Tea Time segment was a whole lot better than I expected. One more YouTube clip because I love this bit.



Lester Junior and Zac Clark – Thanks for being a part of the questions segment in my column.

Homework Assignment (The Results will be up soon)

I won't assign a homework assignment until the Create-a-Roster is complete. I have been very busy again with my job and I should finally get time to finish the assignment on my end. I am truly sorry that I could not complete it this week, but look for it. I promise.

Dismissal

Well, that does it for me this week. I thank you all for reading this column and I hope you enjoyed this column as much as I typed it out. If you want to get a hold of me during the week, please e-mail me at mistervwv@hotmail.com or at teacherslounge@hotmail.com, or by leaving me a message on Facebook. I do get a lot of e-mails and may not reply in a timely fashion, but I will do my best to give you a quicker reply.

Now, students you are allowed to leave the classroom. Please push in your chairs, line up straight, and exit to the closest door around you. Until next week, you are all......DISMISSED!

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THE TEACHER'S LOUNGE IS NOW AIRING ON SATURDAYS!

Most recent guest: Former WWE and Current Independent Wrestler Aloisia (aka Isis The Amazon)

Dave was on assignment for this interview. So Jose Marrero and I had a very crisp, polite interview with a women's wrestler who has gotten a lot of publicity over the past few weeks. Aloisia was a class act and we thank her (if she is reading) for being a part of the show this week. Her indie work, time in the WWE, and her future plans were discussed.

But wait class! There are more guests!!

Already on the archives we interviewed Jose Marrero (Wrestling Rumblings), Matt O'Brien (Notes from the Nosebleeds), Crystal Mai from Diva-Dirt.com, and The YouTube Sensation who had choice words to CM Punk, and ROH Wrestler Colt Cabana! For $4.99 a month, you get all of this along with many other hours of content from the other shows on the WrestleView Radio Network. Soon, we will plan on more guests.

David Stephens (That's A Wrap and Raw recapper) and I have a weekly Internet show only on the WrestleView Radio Network. It does cost a bit of money, but we will do our best to make it worth it. If you want to be a part of the Lounge for our "E-mails" section, you may drop us a line at teacherslounge@hotmail.com. To sign up, click here.