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From the Desk of Mr. V #101

From the Desk of Mr. V #101
December 16, 2010
By: Anthony J. Valvo of Wrestleview.com

Introduction


I did not ask for an introduction this week. I thought that my Wrestleview "students" needed a break after all the work they did to make my 100th column just simply amazing. So let's just have a nice Christmas song and begin this next column.



What better way to start Christmas than with my favorite member of The Rat Pack, Dean Martin.

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.

So sit back and grab some coffee, a hot cup of cocoa (Hey! It is cold outside), or whatever your choice of beverage may be this week. Relax as you read the 101st Installment of "From the Desk of Mr. V".

Quote of the Week

"Once again we find ourselves enmeshed in the Holiday Season, that very special time of year when we join with our loved ones in sharing centuries-old traditions such as trying to find a parking space at the mall. We traditionally do this in my family by driving around the parking lot until we see a shopper emerge from the mall, then we follow her, in very much the same spirit as the Three Wise Men, who 2,000 years ago followed a star, week after week, until it led them to a parking space." – Dave Berry

Also, on a side note I found out that the Official Coca-Cola Christmas Song is by one of my favorite music groups Train. Why Train, Mr. V? Well the lead singer of the band, Pat Monahan, is an Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Alumni. Mr. V is an Edinboro Alumni, which means I am five degrees away from Kevin Bacon. Now get into the Christmas cheer because we all need to be blissful as we read this column.



Teacher's Lecture

I only planned on doing one topic this week. So here we go!

1) TNA in discussions on taping Impact outside of Orlando.

Thoughts: Well, I actually only have one thought when I read this report on Wrestleview just minutes before typing this out:

It needs to be done.

Why? Well I don't know if people catch on to this, but the fans in Orlando mostly are not there. This is no crack against TNA by all means, I just think in order to improve your standings in professional wrestling they have to venture in taping shows outside of The Sunshine State.

One example is Ring of Honor. Since the start of their HDNet tapings, ROH only taped in Philadelphia, PA. Last month, ROH took a chance and taped at a different venue. They got a few hundred fans, but that might be a few hundred new fans that will follow the product more. It just feels like TNA is just feeding the Orlando crowd the same stuff. Now I know a man loves pizza, but a man wants a steak every now and then, right?

TNA needs to tape at different cities. I know they tried to do one or two of them, but if they seriously want to improve their product and reach more people this would be a good way outside of appearances and house shows. TNA needs to experiment with this idea. Heck, I have a few cities in which they should "roll the dice". They don't have to tape in big cities either, just somewhere where I think TNA would draw a decent size crowd.

London, UK – Why not? Impact won't be live and London would be a great place to attract a crowd outside the United States.

New York, NY – The Hammerstein Ballroom would be a decent place to draw a big crowd for TNA.

Nashville, TN – This town along with Memphis loves their professional wrestling. Plus, TNA is pretty successful there and it would be a different setting to where they are at now.

Long story short, TNA needs to get this done. I am glad I saw this report on Wrestleview. It also gives the wrestlers in TNA a break from the same crowds, same reactions, and now it is time for TNA to open up the box. I think also if TNA goes to different locations, it will show them how successful (or not) that they are outside of their surroundings. If it is profitable, that will be a huge win for the company. If they struggle, then the officials there can find out what did not work and try to improve on it.

Actually, that is all I can come up with. Again, nothing really stood out to me other than the PPVs and the weekly wrestling shows.

Special Christmas Tunes with different lyrics (By: James Lacerenza)

The following is humor. To those that take this part of the column seriously, please don't read it and/or get a life.

(sung in tune to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer)

You know Crockett and Cornette and Barnett and Stu Hart...Heyman and Gordon and old Eric Bischoff....but do you recall...the most maligned promoter of all?

Dixie The Crazy Owner,
Had a very tiny show
And if you ever saw it,
Most would say it really blowed!

The other big shot bookers
Used to laugh and call her names
They never understood why
She brought in guys off their game!

Then one dumb and crazy move,
Sealed Dixie's fate
"I invited them!" she screamed!
Why was this on my TV

Oh, how the pundits hate her,
But just you wait and see,
Eight years from now poor Dixie
Will be just a memory!

Bumpety, bump, bump, bumpety, bump, bump
Look at Hogan go.
Bumpety, bump, bump, bumpety, bump, bump
Over the hill - it shows!

(sung in tune of Jingle Bells)

Looking at Big Show, in a mammoth pair of Hanes,
Bored the fans to tears, even Michael Hayes (Ha ha ha!)

Money in the Bank is an automatic fright!
Did I just see Miz win the strap, oh what an awful sight!

Oh, ring the bell, ring the bell,
Bryan choked "JR"
Not the "Boomer Sooner," but the ring announcer star! Hey!
Ring the bell, ring the bell!
Send in a damn doc!
Now we stop the matches, what a PG bunch of crock!

A midget and a diva,
Were making out backstage,
She claimed she was reviving him,
She looked like she's engaged!

An eagle was shot down, only to reappear,
Maybe we'll find out who is the GM is before the next whole year!

Oh! Ring the bell, ring the bell, Cena lost his job,
Isn't it real funny, only HBK stayed "gone"! Hey!
Ring the bell, ring the bell,
Linda lost her chance!
Maybe next election she'll propose a three-way dance!

Thanks James. Now I will answer some questions.

Any Questions?

If anyone has a question for me and would like to be a part of the column, this is the piece for you! Since I no longer recap ROH on HDNet, I decided to answer some questions from my wonderful "students".

I got a great question from Osaid Ahmad regarding Alberto Del Rio and Dos Caras. I will try and answer that next week because I have to see Del Rio's work as Dos Caras.

Ok, first question comes from Ricky Langston.

Mr.V, are we going to re-hash the same Booker-t storyline after he won KOTR in 07 with Sheamus. You know? Calling out all the kings and blah blah blah..making way for HHH?

Thanks for the question, Ricky. Have a safe Christmas over in Vegas.

Now to answer your question, I say it is leaning towards Sheamus attacking either kings or peasants from here on out until he finally gets "The King of Kings", Triple H.

It's been re-hashed, but I don't mind this one bit. Sheamus has the look and personality to be a King in the wrestling ring. Plus, remember (if Sheamus does not remind the WWE viewers) that he was the one that took out HHH. I think the story may continue at the 2011 Royal Rumble. I can see Sheamus entering the ring as a middle-of-the-order entrant and just cleaning house while boasting how great he is as the King. That moment he is alone, HHH is going to be that "surprise" entrant (ok, it won't be a surprise to many but to some) and re-start this feud.

I don't expect both to win the Rumble either. I think HHH will clothesline Sheamus over the ropes and HHH goes down with him. Add a couple more months of build-up and I think we get the payoff between King Sheamus and "King of Kings" HHH at WrestleMania.

Look, WrestleMania might not be as strong as the previous shows. So story building is going to be important in order to sell this show (ok, maybe it is going to be easy based on the show's name). I think having the payoff between HHH and Sheamus at WrestleMania 27 will be very good. No matter who would win that match, it makes for a good story in the battle of supremacy in the WWE.

Ok, the next question comes from Benjamin Phillips.

Do you think that this whole Miz/Morrison feud is being dragged out too long? And do you think that Miz vs. John Morrison could be a workable main event for the Royal Rumble?

Thanks for the question, Ben. I hope all is well in Aussie right now. I bet the weather is much nicer there than in Pittsburgh, PA.

First off, I think that the main event at the Royal Rumble will be, well, The Royal Rumble. This is a perfect time for John Morrison to be a #1 contender against The Miz. Though this will be for the WWE Championship more than likely, I don't think this will be more valuable on the card as The Rumble.

I think this is the perfect time to give Morrison a chance at the WWE Championship. I am sure the year that MizMo split up (WWE Draft 2009) that Morrison would be the star while the Miz settles for Mid-Card. However, after Morrison's lackluster Intercontinental Title run and Miz's feud with the bigger names on Raw I felt the winds have blown towards The Miz's direction. While Morrison seemed lost in the shuffle, The Miz really flourished during his time on Raw.

What makes this very interesting was that the booking teams teased a feud between these two for some time since the 2009 WWE Draft. Now over a year later, we will finally get a big-time feud with these former tag team champions. I for one don't believe this will be dragged on past February.

I think Morrison is talented, but needs to be a little better on the basics. While The Miz has done a great job on the basics, he is so much better on the microphone than Morrison (as well as the entire WWE roster). While Morrison is the flashy and hungry challenger, The Miz is an attention grabber and feeds off the hate. This feud could be Morrison's most important, and The Miz is going to help. Honestly, I think Morrison is most comfortable when he goes back and forth with The Miz.

So, do I think this feud is being dragged too long? I don't think so one bit. This will work for the next couple WWE PPVs, but then once The Miz retains his title he will face someone at WrestleMania while Morrison (who potentially could be over with the crowd like Kofi Kingston was during his feud last year with Orton) will be one of those guys competing in Money in the Bank. I, for one, am excited to see where this goes.

Finally, I have a question from The President of the Zack Attack Fan Club, Ken Konarzewski.

Here's a good question. Do you think the "firing" of Daniel Bryan was real, or just a COMPLETE work by the WWE. My reasoning is as follows: I think that there is a higher fan base of Bryan fans that are indy fans, that follow both the indy and major promotions. By sending Daniel Bryan basically on this Indy tour, he was able to talk to a lot of fans and possibly get them re-interested in the WWE when he would return. I don't think Bryan would have been given headlining of Summerslam without this being a complete work.

You are right, Ken. This is a very tough question. I will try to answer this question to my best knowledge. Ken, all I will type is WOO WOO WOO, because you know what that is.

Though I backtracked my statements on a previous Teacher's Lounge, but I am going to give you a rewind on what I originally thought about this "firing of Daniel Bryan".

To see my timeline, check out Mr. V #74, located at this link:

How I ended that lecture from #74:

Mr. V's Prediction: This is a 70% chance it is a WORK. I just became a Bryan Danielson mark after typing all this out and I STILL have three more topics to go here. Originally, I thought the reasons for Danielson's firing was not just and his punishment was among a poor decision by the WWE brass. Then more evidence leaked out. I did not mention this, but I went on corporate.wwe.com (I think that is the site name) and they never announced that Daniel Bryan was released. They announced Carlito's, but not Bryan's termination.

There is a code of the WWE when they release wrestlers, once they are gone; they are gone. Yet Daniel Bryan was mentioned. John Cena wants him back, there was talk that the WWE would bring him back. It just smelled real fishy to me. So, with the evidence that I gathered and without any concrete evidence I state that the WWE is really working us...and doing it very well. (From Mr. V #74)

After more facts came out, I lowered that percentage the next week:

So, will I entirely retract my "Danielson is a work" comments? I am not going to do that. I still think that Danielson will sign back with the WWE because to me it just smells like a work still. WWE did a poll on if it was right to fire Danielson and there is a petition to bring him back. Heck, even PETA voiced their opinion on this matter (I laughed a good bit at that). It is a 65% work like I said before? Probably not, but I will still say it is over 50% because sometime this year Danielson will be back and may attack the NXT guys. (From Mr. V #75)

Later on, I had some doubts with Danielson taking independent bookings, but there was still thoughts that he would be back in the WWE by year's end. Now look, Daniel Bryan is back and is the United States Champion (which he defeated current WWE Champion The Miz).

So Ken, was it a Work or a Real Firing? I originally thought it was a work but had my doubts later. I still believed in my head that it was a work. Still, I am glad that Daniel Bryan's wrestling skills are being shown in front of the largest audience. This was one of the best moves the WWE actually did an quite some time.

That does it for questions this week. Hopefully I will do better next week.

Detentions

This is one of those weeks that Mr. V is in a great mood. Seriously, it is Christmas and though there are some that deserve to be in detention I won't do it. Happy Holidays, everyone!

However, Eternal Detentions are handed out year-round.

The Eternal Detention Rundown

Praxis and the ETS Series
Teachers that get arrested
Ryan Clark
Bubba The Love Sponge
Jeff Hardy
"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 December 13, 2010 – December 519, 2010

12/13 - Graded WWE Monday Night Raw Matches
12/14 - Graded WWE NXT Matches
12/15 - Column Writing. After that, I watched ROH...somehow. I have to do favors.
12/16 - Graded WWE Superstars and TNA Impact Matches.
12/17 - Graded Smackdown Matches
12/18 - OFF DAY
12/19 – OFF DAY

SIDE NOTE: I did not grade the matches for WWE's Tribute to the Troops. I decided to do that next week since I will watch the two hour special on December 22, which is after the time I sent this to the editor.

A friend of mine told me to keep this segment simple. So unless my column lacks substance, I will not add a detailed reason as to why I liked each match. But right now, I will give you a simple top three of the matches this past week.

Keep in mind when you read this portion, I go strictly by wrestling and rarely go with storylines. Though it is called "sports entertainment", they are trained and are famous by wrestling.

Distinguished Honors – Roderick Strong vs. Austin Aries, ROH on HDNet, December 13.

How it ended – In yet another intense battle between two of ROH's best (though Aries is not part of the company anymore), Strong ended the match with a Suplex setup into a backbreaker and then hit Aries with the Sick Kick. Strong pinned Aries for the victory.

Grade: B (leaned toward B+).

High Honors – Drew McIntyre vs. Yoshi Tatsu, WWE Superstars, December 16.

How it ended – The match went surprisingly long for a WWE main event, let along it happened on Superstars. Tatsu was able to showcase his talents throughout the contest, but McIntyre was the winner in this match. McIntyre set up, hit his Future Shock DDT, and pinned Tatsu for the victory.

Grade: B.

Honors – The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio, WWE Friday Night Smackdown, December 17.

How it ended – Though Mysterio sold well and administered a bit of high-risk offense against the WWE Champion, the cunning champion was able to drill his knees to the stomach of Mysterio and get the cheap pinfall victory. Miz did get some help from Mysterio's rival Alberto Del Rio.

Grade: B-.

Mr. V's Grade Book for the past week

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

B+: None to Report.

B: Roderick Strong vs. Austin Aries (ROH) and Drew McIntyre vs. Yoshi Tatsu (Superstars).

B-: The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio (Smackdown).

C+: Brodus Clay and Ted DiBiase, Jr. vs. Chris Masters and Byron Saxton (NXT); JTG vs. Curt Hawkins (Superstars); Jay Lethal vs. Robbie E. (TNA); Kofi Kingston and Kaval vs. Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler (Smackdown); and The Miz and Alberto Del Rio vs. Edge and Rey Mysterio (Smackdown).

C: Kevin Steen vs. Kory Chavis (ROH); The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio (RAW); Edge vs. Jack Swagger (RAW); Randy Orton vs. Alex Riley and David Arquette (RAW); Zack Ryder vs. Darren Young (Superstars); Jeff Hardy and Kazarian vs. Matt Morgan and Mr. Anderson (TNA); and Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov vs. Chavo Guerrero and Tyler Reks (Smackdown).

C-: Daizee Haze vs. Taeler Hendrix (ROH); Cody Rhodes vs. Mark Henry (RAW); Divas Battle Royal to determine the Diva of the Year, won by Michelle McCool (RAW); Madison Rayne and Tara vs. Mickie James and Miss Tessmacher (TNA); and Rob Van Dam vs. Rob Terry (TNA).

D+, D, or D-: The Big Show vs. Wade Barrett (RAW); Kofi Kingston and Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler and Ted DiBiase, Jr. (RAW); King Sheamus vs. John Morrison (RAW); John Cena vs. David Otunga (RAW); Alberto Del Rio vs. Derrick Bateman (NXT); Eric Young and Orlando Jordan vs. Max Buck and Jeremy Buck (TNA); Bully Ray vs. Amazing Red (TNA); and Cody Rhodes vs. Chris Masters (Smackdown).

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 WWE's TLC PPV 2010)

1) David Stephens (That's a Wrap and RAW Recapper).............100-55 (6-0)
2) Josh Boutwell (Viva La Raza and TNA Recapper)...................96-59 (5-1)
3) Students of the Week (The Best from Prev. PPV)..................92-63 (6-0)*
4) Anthony Valvo (From the Desk of Mr. V)..................................91-64 (4-2)
5) Wrestleview Students (The Loyal Readers).............................90-65 (4-2)**
6) Daniel Browne (For Queen and Country)..................................89-66 (3-3)
7) Jose Marrero (Wrestling Rumblings)..........................................89-66 (4-2)
8) Matt O'Brien (Notes From The Nosebleeds)..............................87-68 (2-4)
9) Jeff Springer (WWE Superstars Recapper).................................77-52 (4-2)
10) Mike Tedesco (Friday Night Smackdown Recapper)...............62-46 (3-3)
11) Doug Lackey (Reality From Ringside).........................................52-42 (0-0)
12) Sean Hurley (The Sharpshooter)...............................................37-39 (0-0)
13) Enzo Mendicino (WWE NXT Recapper)........................................24-18 (3-3)
14) Joe Baiamonte (Baiamonte's Casa/2009 WV Champ).........24-20 (0-0)
15) Ryan Rivera (ROH on HDNet Recapper).....................................20-9 (4-2)
16) Clinton Bowman (Velvet Room Co-Host).....................................9-4 (3-3)
17) Nicholas Gray (Velvet Room Co-Host)..........................................6-9 (2-4)

Marella/Kozlov vs. Nexus did not count in our standings

The next PPV will be TNA's Genesis on January 9, 2011.

Ken Konarzewski maintained his status thanks to earning a perfect 6-0 record as the Student of the Week. Wrestleview Student Robert Downing posted a 6-0 record as well, but sadly could not be Student of the Week because of Ken's record.

*One reigning Student of the Week did not retain. Tim Marshall posted a tough luck 5-1 record.

I averaged out the Students of the Week to 5.5 wins. Based on estimation, they posted a perfect record of 6-0 this week.

Among the Faculty, the best score went to David Stephens with a 6-0 score.

**Overall, we had 18 "Wrestleview Students" and they averaged out 4.33 wins. Based on estimating their scores I have them at 4-2.

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, Pat Lorang, Jason Bitzegaio, and Tim Marshall.

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. Look at his blog and maybe buy a product or two. I know I will when shipping is free.

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

Dave Stephens – Mr. Stephens gets the Double Gold Star this week because not only did he maintain his top spot as the Dean of Wrestleview, but he went a perfect 6-0 in our predictions.

Ken Konarzewski – The Student of the Week went 6-0, which was the only way to maintain his status. Congrats to you!

Robert Downing – Robert deserves this as a consolation prize. He did go 6-0 as well, but he was not able to defeat a Student of the Week. Tough Luck, but I hope he will accept the Gold Star.

Tim Marshall – 5-1 is not a bad record at all. Mr. Marshall defeated me in the picks if that makes him feel better.

Edge – Though many don't like it, but he is a 10-time World Champion. He gets a Gold Star for his dedication to the business.

John Morrison – He earned one for becoming the new #1 Contender for The Miz's WWE Championship.

Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov – Say what you want (I wrote them both off last year), but this team is VERY entertaining.

Dolph Ziggler – He retained his WWE Intercontinental Championship at TLC.

The Miz – I am going to give The Miz a Gold Star not because of retaining his championship, but the man is marketable and he genuinely shows how happy he is with his job.

WWE Programming – So far this week they put on some great shows.

Jerry Lawler – For punching your way into the hearts of wrestling fans.



CJ Bowman – He was very kind with his words towards me in The Velvet Room. Thank you, CJ.

Travis Thomas and Mr. V's father – The V-Tron 3000 is up and running! NOW I watch wrestling in beautiful HD!

Sidney Crosby – It's my column, and he is a great hockey player.

Scottie Poindexter – He gets one for reminding me of good times on television.

James Lacerenza – Thanks for the piece you sent me. Therefore, enjoy this Gold Star. Students of Mr. V, on a side note I want to say if he competes for the Pepsi Refresh Project again I will be plugging it each week.

Sam Newstone – Not only has he been a Student of the Week and a loyal reader of this column, but he has a blog about professional wrestling that I think my readers will enjoy. Check out his blog at http://rantableswrestling.blogspot.com/. It does contain "some" language, but I think Sam does a pretty good job with his blogs.

Ben Phillips, Ricky Langston, and Ken Konarzewski – Ken's second star this week, Ben and Ricky's first. Thank you for the questions.

Osaid Ahmad – Thank you for your question, I will try to answer it next week.

Colt Cabana – He has a #1 Podcast right now with "The Art of Wrestling". I think wrestling fans that have followed his career are proud of his accomplishment.

Ring of Honor – For showing us a fantastic Final Battle show. It was well worth the money I spent.

El Generico and Kevin Steen – Easily the Feud of the Year in my book. The ending of this match could not have been any better.

Claudio Castagnoli – He earns one for staying "Very European". Also, on Twitter he gave me some coffee advice. I needed to find some stocking stuffers from Starbucks and he replied back to me. So that, I thank you Mr. Castagnoli.

The Crew of the Post-iPPV for Ring of Honor on Wrestleview – Gold Stars for Dave Stephens, Tom Van Stone, and Chris Petta. Thanks for letting me be a part of the show.

John Morrison vs. Sheamus – For their TLC Match (By: Paul Rossi)

Finally, to all those that read my columns every week. I wish you all a Happy Holiday season and, if you want to drink it up, please stay safe.

Homework Assignment

Due the next few weeks. (January 14, 2011)

Coming soon, I will present my 2nd Annual Golden Yardstick Awards. I pick the top three (or worst three) in each category and choose who I think deserves a Golden Yardstick or, worse, the Rotten Apple.

Categories for the Golden Yardsticks are the following: (In the parentheses will be the 2009 Winners)

Not looking back, why did I give some the Yardies when I look back one year later.

Best Gimmick (Chris Jericho)
Best Finisher (The Young Bucks)
Best Weekly TV Show (Friday Night Smackdown)
Best Guest Host (Jesse Ventura) **CATEGORY RETIRED THIS YEAR**
Rookie of the Year (Sheamus' first year in the WWE) **CATEGORY RETIRED THIS YEAR**
Best Television Commentator (Matt Striker)
Most Hated (Chris Jericho)
Most Popular Wrestler (Jeff Hardy)
Match of the Year (HBK vs. Taker WrestleMania 25)
Most Underrated (Daniels)
Best High Flying Wrestler (AJ Styles)
Best Brawler (The Big Show)
Best Technical Wrestler (Chris Jericho)
Most Charismatic (John Cena)
Best on the Microphone (Chris Jericho)
Most Improved (Dolph Ziggler)
Comeback of the Year (Mick Foley)
Feud of the Year (Jericho vs. Mysterio)
Woman Wrestler of the Year (MsChif)
Lifetime Achievement Golden Yardstick (Paul Nemer)
Tag Team of the Year (The American Wolves)
Most Outstanding Wrestler (Christian)
Wrestler of the Year (Randy Orton)

Also, please cast a vote to determine who was the "worst" of wrestling with the 2010 Rotten Apples. Here are the categories. (2009 "winners" are in parentheses)

Worst Gimmick (Cody Deaner as a southern stereotype)
Worst Feud of the Year (ODB vs. Cody Deaner)
Most Appalling Storyline (LayCool picking on Mickie James' weight)
Worst Television Commentator (Michael Cole)
Worst Woman Wrestler (Lacey Von Erich)
Worst Match of the Year (25-Diva Battle Royal at WrestleMania 25)
Most Overrated (Booker T)

The Fans Awards will be called:

THE GOLD RULER/ROTTEN APPLE SLICE AWARDS!

I think we all can have a good bit of fun for this. I will dedicate a Mr. V column on your votes. Also, please have a reason for your choices if you would like. No "I vote ____ as Worst Wrestler because he stinks".

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 lounge@Wrestleview.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!

Facebook: Add me if you want. I am Anthony J. Valvo in the Pittsburgh, PA network
Twitter: @TheMisterV
E-Mail: mistervwv@hotmail.com or lounge@Wrestleview.com

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.

Most Recent Guest: Wrestleview Columnist Jose Marrero returned and discussed ROH's Final Battle.

Already on the archives we interviewed Jose Marrero (Wrestling Rumblings), Matt O'Brien (Notes from the Nosebleeds), Crystal Mai from Diva-Dirt.com, CJ Bowman and Nicholas Gray (co-hosts of The Velvet Room), 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 lounge@Wrestleview.com. To sign up, click here.

Wrestleview VIP Membership is a GREAT Stocking Stuffer for your wrestling fan! I did the math, and it is approximately 14 cents/show if you listen to all of them every day!

One more song for the Holidays. Merry Christmas, Students of Wrestleview.