I was running short on time and I rushed in asking a introduction. The first comment that I got was this...
Do the intro for new age outlaws and put you in there...that would be awesome...and then have a clip of the original underneath.) (By: Zedrick Patterson)
Ok. (This clip I found hilarious for its low-rate graphics). Pardon the language. If you are under 18, use caution.
Wait, this gets better. I like this introduction, from WrestleView columnist/recapper Josh Boutwell.
"Ladies and gentlemen, boys & girls, children of all ages...WrestleView proudly brings to you...it's WVR TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS OF THE WOOOOOOOORLD.....the "Foul Mouthed Teacher" MISTER....V! The Matt Hardy loving DAAAAAAAVE STEPHENS!....THE TEACHERS LOUNGE!.... and of course if you're not down with that...WE GOT 2 WORDS FOR YA!" (By: Josh Boutwell)
(Now wait a minute! This is totally false! I am NOT a foul mouthed teacher!)
Then I get a good introduction from Dale R Smart, another one of my loyal students (to those who are new, I call students my readers).
"Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls from around the world. put down your ice tea and 'stand up' (?) for thee one, thee only, WrestleView's Teaching Champion of the WOOOOOORLD.... Miiiiiister Veeee!!!" (By: Dale R Smart)
(I will take that title and hold it with honor.)
Thanks to Zedrick, Josh, and Dale. You may pick up your Gold Stars at the end of the column.
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 96th Installment of "From the Desk of Mr. V".
Countdown to Mr. V #100...28 Days!
Quote of the Week
Because well, we all need a little humor and Vince Paone gave me an idea. So, here it is.
ART THOU BORED???????.......SNAP INTO A SLIM JIM!!! – "Macho Man" Randy Savage in a Slim Jim commercial.
Mr. V does not endorse Slim Jim products, but I will admit the moment Macho Man endorsed Slim Jims I had to devour one. I must say, they are delicious. And then I started eating Jim Ross' Beef Jerky products, and the rest is history.
One more quote from Macho Man's disliking of chips...
This week, your resident teacher of WrestleView is fighting the cold. Instead of typing out some long winded thoughts on why I think Eric Young would be great for WWE Developmental (only for him to re-sign with TNA), I will do my best to keep it a paragraph long. So sit back, and enjoy. Once again, I am sorry for the lack of the column. I am really feeling ill as I am typing this for you. But I must get to column #100 before Christmas!
1) Eric Young re-signed with TNA Wrestling
Well, I wished for Young to go to Florida Championship Wrestling, but no matter what he did I think it was the best for Eric Young. He has a lot of silly gimmicks, but like a good friend of mine said "he is TNA's Santino Marella". However, when he was with World Elite I thought of him as "TNA's Chris Jericho" by the way he talked on the microphone. Young is also a very solid wrestler. Even when he is goofy, he always performed at a high level and I think that is why fans in TNA appreciate him.
I like the rumored terms to the deal. He is getting a lower pay rate, but he can do independent bookings as well. Hopefully, TNA won't take a huge fraction of Young's independent work. Overall, TNA made a good decision keeping Young because he is comic relief on a show that needs it. Young also makes other wrestlers in the ring better (many can't deny that). He is an underrated wrestler and very underutilized. Let's hope soon he breaks away from Orlando Jordan, have a short feud with him, and then give him a chance at the Television Championship sometime in the future.
2) Will Shawn Michaels appear at WrestleMania 27?
In a recent interview, Shawn Michaels answered questions regarding his role (if any) for WrestleMania 27. Michaels said he was happy with retirement, but would consider facing Sting if Sting wanted to participate.
Sting vs. The Heart Break Kid, huh? I know pro wrestlers "never" retire, but I think Michaels is honest this time when he said that he was done. I knew he would come back after his neck injuries in the 90s because, well, he was in the condition to do so. Now after having a classic encounter with The Undertaker, why would Michaels come back? Unless if it was Sting. I know Sting was always anti-WWE and never stepped foot in a WWF/E squared circle, but if he ever did who better than Michaels? I think this would be an amazing "one night only" performance on the grandest stage of all.
So, if I am Vince McMahon and the higher ups I would find out if Sting and his people were interested in wrestling for one night by any cost necessary. If Sting is not interested, then I am almost certain we will never see Shawn Michaels back in the ring. However, it would be HUGE for business. Remember last week when I thought Steve Austin vs. CM Punk would be a good nostalgic match? Well, if they could book Sting vs. HBK, it would make even some diehard Attitude-era fans pony up money to watch this spectacle. And the best thing is that both guys can probably still put on a good contest. Both wrestlers will have nothing to gain nor lose, but the fans would finally get the answer of "who is better?"
3) Ricardo Rodriguez...the wrestler!
I like this move. Why? I like this because now with the training and the elevated push of Alberto Del Rio, Rodriguez would be a great "Virgil" to Del Rio if he is not one already. The WWE is adding new talent it seems like clockwork, so why not?
4) Alex Riley and the DUI heard around the IWC
I do not approve of the DUI arrest of Riley this week. I thought on NXT he should have been the winner. He has unlimited potential and the look to be a main event superstar in a few years for the WWE. But one mistake can cost him a big opportunity with the company.
To those that think that he is going to get fired, I think that is overdoing it. Sure, in many professions if you get caught with a crime you will get fired. However, a year or two ago Ted DiBiase, Jr. was busted in Florida for DUI and he did not get fired. As a matter of fact, DiBiase will be challenging Daniel Bryan for the United States Championship this weekend.
I would say this is a warning for Riley. His talent is one to keep an eye on, but this arrest is a step in the wrong direction. If he accepts any punishment and works hard to earn the WWE's respect, then he will be fine and all is forgiven. However, one more slip up and the next Riley story will be about his termination. I think Riley is smart enough to not mess up again.
5) RAW went "Old School" last Monday
I won't bore my readers with all my thoughts on this show, but I will say in a sentence about my thoughts on all the old school performers.
Jimmy Snuka – He did not do too much, just helped his daughter Tamina manage the Usos in their match with Santino and Kozlov. It was nice to see him, and glad he did not perform in the ring.
Bob Orton – I enjoyed how he built up his son in his Survivor Series match this weekend. He spoke his mind and it was excellent.
IRS – His little moment was perfect. He aligned himself with Ted DiBiase Sr. in a comedy skit. Loved seeing a Money, Inc. Reunion.
Tito Santana – Never aged since his "El Matador" days. He introduced Alberto Del Rio nicely.
Sgt. Slaughter – He mic work, but it was sad to see him in the ring. I want to remember him main eventing a WrestleMania, not like this.
Jim Duggan – He never aged a bit. HOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Brooklyn Brawler – He is jobbing better than ever.
Gerald Brisco – He was backstage talking to Morrison. At least he did not go back to his Stooge role.
Slick – I enjoyed his work as a manager back in the day. What they did was a great way to bring him into the ring, with Santino Marella.
Tatanka – All he did was danced. Honestly, this was the guy I would have booked to battle Alberto Del Rio with Slaughter as the manager.
Tony Atlas – I never knew he talked as much as I did. What was with the WD-40 though. Was he using that as a repellent to Stinkbugs?
Arn Anderson – Glad they used "The Enforcer" nickname when introducing him. But all he did was talked to Morrison backstage and told Sheamus to back off.
Ron Simmons – Say one word...get paid!
Mean Gene Okerlund – I want to remember him as the guy I used to wrestle and defeat Hulk Hogan in those WCW games on the Playstation One. Seriously, I think he did a phenomenal job. He never lost a beat with in ring interviews and his ShopWWE hype.
Chavo Classic – He is a guy that I respected. I did mark a bit seeing him as the car driver for Del Rio.
Dusty Rhodes – He dances better than me, that is for sure. Always a good time to see "The American Dream".
George "The Animal" Steele – Remember, he is actually a very smart man. He was known as "The Graduate" back in Studio Wrestling in Pittsburgh back in the 1970s to my knowledge. Great to just see him out of random eat a turnbuckle. EAT!!!! EAT!!!!!
Jim Ross – I did a standing ovation when he called the Bryan/Swagger match. Seriously, is there a way to get him on the PPV broadcasts?
Iron Shiek – I wonder why they kind of lowered his mic when he talked. Remember, WWE is PG now.
Nikoai Volkoff – I may have spelled it wrong, but you know what? It was nice to hear him sing his anthem with Vladimir Kozlov.
Mae Young – One of the highlights of the night. She was very quick witted with her words against LayCool. Her match was just right. The good divas got the upper hand on LayCool and helped Mae give Layla a slap! As I said before, that was a "Flawless" Victory for Mae Young.
Roddy Piper – The HotRod was very smart with his words. You can tell the heart is still there with Piper and honestly I don't think I am the only one to say that he should have been a WWF Champion when he was the top heel of the company.
Overall, I liked the show. If I had one bad thing, it was mainly the crowd reaction. Now, I know a friend of mine actually went to the show and I actually did see him in the audience, but I think the show would have gotten a better reaction at a place like Madison Square Garden or even in Chicago or Boston. I can't even say Pittsburgh because I think the crowd would have mainly been dead.
My thoughts are almost exactly what Dave Stephens wrote in his Raw Recap. It was a great show, but it left me with some sorrowful moments as well.
6) Raw GM Version 1.0 is up for auction!
Hey, at least it is more valuable than Matt Hardy Version 1.0, right? Sorry if that offended Matt Hardy fans.
As of the time I completed this, the bidding is at $112.50. If you want to own a piece of history and pretend you are a Cole-Miner, here is the link.
If you got the money, good luck. I have Christmas Shopping to do. This item is NOT on my list because what would I do with it?
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...
You know, since you're the teacher in this whole thing, have you considered just shouting at the class to sit down and shut up? Plenty of teachers do that. (From: Brian Farmer)
Answer: Well, Brian. First off, thank you for the question you provided. You may pick up your Gold Star for participation. Now, I may get a lot of puzzled looks, but I will be honest.
Yes, I tell many a student to sit down when they are not allowed, but I rarely (actually, only twice in my six year teacher career) told a class to "shut up". Why? It's rude. I would prefer "be quiet please" because I try to speak like a proper gentleman when I am in the classroom. I always thought that if I told a student to "be quiet" they would use that instead of saying "shut up" to someone. May I be the first to tell you that it works most of the time. And even when a student says to someone "shut up", then instantly correct themselves.
It is not me "laying the Smackdown", but it is just enforcing a respectful classroom. And if all else fails, I carry my yardstick. Just smacking the yardstick to the side of a podium three times does the trick. It's loud and effective. Just don't use the yardstick on a student. You will get fired.
Hope that answers your question, Brian. And again, I thank you for it.
I got time for one more question...
Hey, V. Just wondering, since Michael Cole seems to crank up the annoyance factor each week to score major heat with the audience, when do you think WWE will pull the trigger and let the fans enjoy seeing his "come-uppance"? With all the heat he's built it's got to be huge. I mean, the higher you climb the further you fall. And, no, JR slapping him a couple times with his hat isn't going to cut it. It's got to be some storyline where he gets the living he!! beat out of him by somebody, or that he gets fired, something that big. My guess is that it's going to be when the identity of the anonymous Raw GM is finally revealed, that it's someone Cole's not going to be too happy with. Do you see something like that ever happening to Cole and, if so, when?
By the way, on that same note, did everybody stop trying to guess who the Raw GM is, or stop caring, all at once? I thought that was supposed to be a big storyline on Raw. Thanks! (From: Wade Bradford)
Answer: Thank you for the question, Wade. You will get a Gold Star as well.
Well to answer the first part, I doubt that the mystery RAW GM is going to attack Michael Cole. Whoever it is, he or she will not be doing any attack because I don't think it will be a huge deal.
I did stop guessing who the RAW GM will be because my first thought was Shawn Michaels, but I know I am totally wrong. Right now, if I can predict who the GM is it might even be Triple H. I don't know why and I can't explain it, but Trips does not have anything to prove and seems like he could be a face or heel guy at any time (just like the GM at times). So if I can point the finger at anyone right now, I would say it is Triple H. And yes, I know I am totally wrong.
So, who will give Cole the beating he deserves? Well, I think it could be possible that the WWE Rookie Divas all gang up and attack Cole (which would be funny). Better yet, on a upcoming Monday Night Raw after Daniel Bryan loses a match and Cole gloats that he is a "nerd" the Gmail pops up and quotes "Daniel Bryan, don't go anywhere because you have one more match tonight. It will you be you against...."
And this is where Michael Cole face turns pale because he will have to read that he is Bryan's opponent. I would expect a quick contest and many fans cheering in excitement. Then Cole might take the next week off and Jim Ross substitutes in Cole's place. It is a win/win for many.
Thank you Wade for the "Dashing" Question.
Stay tuned for DETENTIONS!
Michael Cole – He earns one for almost ruining Jim Ross' return for me. But maybe he does not deserve to be in detention because Jim Ross did get the last laugh.
David Otunga – He is very subpar in the ring. I mean, Edge had to carry him into something average because Otunga either needs to get lighter or wrestle a bit better. I think he is improving a bit, but seriously he should not be in the WWE right now.
Jeff Hardy's World Title Belt – I read a lot of comments on that belt. However, the one comment I have not read was "I like that design". It looks like Batgirl's Utility Belt.
Pittsburgh Steelers – As much as it pains me, but getting rid of Jeff Reed honestly was not the problem now that I look back. I wish Reed well, but I ask him not to be an off-field issue like he was in Pittsburgh.
Mark Cuban and HDNet – I am considering a Mark Cuban or Dirk Nowitzki voodoo doll. I mean it! Pittsburgh needs HDNet. Heck, Comcast, I will trade you MTV, Home Shopping Network, and possibly QVC for HDNet. The ball is in your court, Cuban.
Hulk Hogan – He actually defended that he did NOT "show off his little dudes" in front of his daughter. Sorry, but this is really pathetic. Remember when he was the biggest draw in the WWF? To me, all I remember him now is a uber-over former pro wrestler that will sue anyone and anything. Also, no more shows Hogan. A lot of wrestling fans do not care. They JUST DON'T CARE!
"The Cold" – This sickness gets detention because it came at the wrong time. I have been fighting the cold demon all week while I am teaching it is not fun. Not fun at all! Thank goodness the students that I taught this week are good ones, because if they were not I don't think I could have survived.
Alex Riley – I hate to do this, but when you get caught for driving under the influence it does make you less of a man. Who wants to bet in punishment that he joins CM Punk's Soon-to-be-reformed Straight Edge Society? Place your bets...
The Eternal Detention Rundown
Praxis and the ETS Series Teachers that get arrested Ryan Clark Bubba The Love Sponge The Pittsburgh Pirates Front Office "Undefined" Alicia Fox Mike Tenay Matt Hardy (yes, even YOU "Matthew"!) Mark Cuban and/or HDNet Hulk Hogan
Mr. V's Weekly Honor Roll for the week of November 8, 2010 – November 14, 2010
11/08 - Graded WWE Monday Night Raw Matches 11/09 - Graded WWE NXT Matches 11/10 - Column Writing. After that, I watched ROH on YouTube and recap the show. 11/11 - Graded WWE Superstars and TNA Impact Matches. 11/12 - Graded Smackdown Matches 11/13 - OFF DAY 11/14 – OFF DAY
The wrestling this week was pretty average. You had your above average contests, but the other work was not all that terrible. That is really what I felt when watching wrestling this week. There was a ton of entertainment, but not a whole lot of time for wrestling. If it advances storylines, then that should be a good thing, right?
This week's honors featured a WWE Superstars match (yes, the wrestling was actually pretty good and not many people watched it) that went over with the crowd in Manchester, UK.
Another match that I found very impressive was a match on ROH on HDNet. It was a tag team match and if anyone can find a way to watch this contest one would not be disappointed.
Finally, I was very entertained with a match on TNA Impact. Say what you want, but there are some TNA wrestlers that are worth watching in that company. The plots may not be there, but the wrestling is good for the time allotted on the show.
So, with that typed let me share what I thought were the top three matches of the week.
Distinguished Honors – Drew McIntyre vs. Kaval, WWE Superstars, November 11th.
How it ended – After avoiding Kaval's Warrior's Way, Drew McIntyre finished the match with the Future Shock DDT and pinned Kaval for the victory in the WWE Superstars Main Event.
Grade: B (leaned toward a B+).
Why did it earn Distinguished Honors? The start was a good one. Kaval really kicked away and is so fluent with the leg strikes. McIntyre is taking bumps much better since his de-push (some would say). When Drew was in control, he was about to neutralize by working on Kaval's abdominal area and I give credit to Kaval for selling the offense. Even though both are considered "mid-carders", they took the ball in this main event and ran with it. Kaval has improved, and it was nice to watch him in a longer program than what he gets on Smackdown. I do worry that Kaval is one-demensional, as a ton of his offense is based on kicks. But it worked for Rob Van Dam, right? The formula of Kaval's fast-paced style and McIntyre's methodical approach equaled out to be one of the best matches Superstars produced in a while.
High Honors – The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli) vs. The Dark City Fight Club (Jon Davis and Kory Chavis), ROH on HDNet, November 8th.
How it ended – The match ended when Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli connected with the European Uppercut (Castagnoli)/Roaring Elbow (Hero) combination on Jon Davis. Hero pinned Davis to earn the pinfall victory.
Grade: B- (leaned toward a B).
Why did it earn High Honors? The match was pretty basic, but in a good way as both teams demonstrated their strengths throughout the match. The match had a ton of Castagnoli European Uppercuts (which I must say connected every time). Kory Chavis was the guy who took a lot of the offense of Castagnoli and Hero, and that added a sign of weakness. I thought that was a good element because Chavis would just be unstoppable with the lower-level tag teams.
The reversals were pretty impressive because all four men are pretty big guys. Then ending to this match was decent as Castagnoli and Hero used a different finishing style to stop the charge of Chavis and Davis.
Honors – AJ Styles vs. Stevie Richards, TNA Impact, November 11th.
How it ended – After a very surprising showing by Stevie Richards, AJ Styles took advantage of the EV 2.0 member and ended the contest with a botched (though for some reason I think it was scripted) Styles Clash in which Richards landed very wrong on his neck. Styles got the pin and retained his TV Championship.
Why did it earn Honors? Honest if not for the finish, it probably would have got my "High Honors" pick. I really enjoyed Richards' intensity to start, as I thought this was his best since his feud with Kevin Thorn in the ECW/WWE days (remember that?). They wrestled back and forth throughout, and it was nice to see both guys really get an equal amount of time on offense.
Sure, the finish was bad. However, AJ Styles once again had a pretty solid match with the only member of EV 2.0 that was in the condition to fight a moderate-length match with him. I give Richards points for hanging in there, and getting a title shot. I did not expect him to win it (and he did not), but Richards far exceeded my expectations. I just hope that Richards' neck is alright.
Mr. V's Grade Book for the past week
A+, A, or A-: None to Report.
B+: None to Report.
B: Drew McIntyre vs. Kaval (Superstars).
B-: Eddie Edwards vs. The Necro Butcher (ROH); Chris Hero/Claudio Castagnoli vs. Jon Davis and Kory Chavis (ROH); Wade Barrett/Justin Gabriel/Heath Slater/Husky Harris/Michael McGillicutty vs. Randy Orton/The Miz/R-Truth/Daniel Bryan/Mark Henry (RAW); Yoshi Tatsu vs. Zack Ryder (Superstars); and AJ Styles vs. Stevie Richards (TNA).
C+: Naomi vs. Aksana (NXT); Matt Morgan vs. James Storm/Robert Roode/Douglas Williams (TNA); and Alberto Del Rio vs. Kofi Kingston (Smackdown); Dolph Ziggler vs. MVP (Smackdown).
C: Adam Cole/Kyle O'Reilly vs. Lance Bravado/Harlem Bravado (ROH); Natalya vs. Layla (Smackdown); and The Big Show vs. Kane (Smackdown).
C-: Goldust vs. Ted DiBiase, Jr. (RAW); John Cena vs. David Otunga (RAW); AJ vs. Nikki Bella (NXT); Ezekiel Jackson vs. Primo (Superstars); Robbie E/Cookie vs. Jay Lethal/Taylor Wilde (TNA); Kazarian vs. Rob Van Dam (TNA); and David Otunga vs. Edge (Smackdown).
D+, D, or D-: Brie Bella/Nikki Bella/Eve vs. Maryse/Tamina/Alicia Fox (RAW); Jimmy Uso/Jey Uso vs. Tyson Kidd/David Hart Smith (RAW); Sheamus vs. Santino Marella (RAW); and Samoa Joe vs. Gunner/Murphy (TNA)
F or INC: None to Report.
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)
Jason Bitzegaio posted a clean 7-0 record and will be the lone student of the week for Survivor Series.
Mr. V's Gold Star Segment
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So many Gold Stars, so little time. Here are people, places, things, or ideas that I thought earned a Gold Star this past week.
Mae Young – For being able to defeat both members of LayCool...FLAWLESS VICTORY!!!
Tatanka – He was able to appear on both WWE and TNA television programs in a twelve month span! Remember that "Jay Lethal vs. Legends" storyline. Well, one of the wrestlers he faced was a pretty impressive Tatanka.
WWE Old School Show – From Dusty dancing and Mae Young cursing out divas to Piper's Pit and DiBiase's laugh, I found this to be a very entertaining Monday Night Raw.
Dave Stephens – However, Dave really brought this show to live in his thoughts section for the Raw Recap. If you have not checked it out, please do so. Also, he is starting up a video show that follows the "That's a Wrap" format.
AJ, Naomi, and Kaitlyn – They are the final three for NXT's season three. All things point out that AJ and Naomi will have pretty solid careers, especially AJ.
Kaval – I won't spoil, but all I can say is don't give up hope on him.
International Wrestling Cartel – The Pittsburgh-area wrestling promotion earns one for hyping up their Winner Takes All show. Look, it is not WWE, but I think the IWC did a fantastic job building up their main event to go along with what I think is a very impressive card. If you live near the Pittsburgh area and want to see some great wrestling, check this show out. More info on the card is located on http://www.iwcwrestling.com
Here is the video once again for those that have never got the chance. I think this video and the song is brilliant.
Jimmy DeMarco and John McChesney – I am new at following you both, but I will say from what I saw one of you will be missed. I hope this match ends up being epic. To my readers, check out their work when you get a chance.
Logan Shulo – Just because he is a very good wrestler. I enjoy when Pittsburgh wrestlers represent the city well.
Josh Boutwell, Zedrick Patterson, Brian Farmer, and Dale Smart – Thanks for the introductions and the questions. Farmer, I hope you did not mind that I put your comments in my "Any Questions" tab.
Wade Bradford – Thanks for the question in the "Any questions" tab.
Vince Paone – Thanks for the idea on the quote of the week. The column is not "Old School" without Macho Man.
Mark Henry – For bringing back memories with the Sexual Chocolate theme song. I am so disappointed the Hershey fans did not mark out for that.
(Somewhere, my friend Travis will probably scream "MARK HENRY IS AWFUL" or will just give me a sign. Looks like I will pay for the next time we go to the Chinese Buffet)
Matt Morgan – I really hope that this guy gets a push and not just get buried as quickly as he got this push.
Chris Masters – I know he gets a lot of positive remarks from my peers at WrestleView, but even though he is not winning matches but he has really come along.
Yoshi Tatsu – Welcome back to WWE. We missed you.
Fantasy Football – Won all four of my games! However, my chances at going to the playoffs are shot on the WrestleBall (Tom Van Stone's league) due to my 2-7-1 record.
To the readers – Thank you for reading this long column. Also, I hope you all read my 100th column which will arrive next month.
Claudio Castagnoli – He gets one for staying "Very European". That and when he cuts a promo he is drinking Starbucks.
Ricola – They make very tasty cough drop. RIIIIIIIICOLLAAAAAAA!
To the students at the schools I teach at – You know who you are. I thank you for allowing me to teach you even when I was not 100% in the classroom. To a particular class, if you are reading this, let the teacher give you guys 10 marbles. Thank You.
No homework this week, as I have been fighting a cold all week. I will think of something later. I am about 80% done with the Create a Roster, but there were so much that I lost track. I don't know if this is a lost cause. Maybe a little help? Haha.
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 [email protected] or at [email protected], 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!
The Teacher's Lounge gives the WrestleView Radio Network Audience a complete rundown of the past week's events in professional wrestling all in a two-hour program. We even have a few games, a detention segment, as well as interviews.
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, ROH Wrestler Colt Cabana, and Former WWE Diva Aloisia! 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 [email protected]. To sign up, click here.
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