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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, cider, or bottle water. Relax as you read the 112th Installment of "From the Desk of Mr. V".
Quote of the Week
"This guy makes coffee nervous" – Bobby Heenan when talking about The Ultimate Warrior
This week I went with another coffee quote. But seriously, I bet those beans were shaking when they heard The Ultimate Warrior nearby during Warrior's run in the WWF.
1) WrestleMania...let's discuss what I like (and hopefully you next week)
My thoughts: We know that on April 3rd, 2011 World Wrestling Entertainment presents WrestleMania XXVII in Atlanta, GA.
What we know will happen is the following:
- Tinie Tempah's Written in the Stars is the theme to WrestleMania XXVII.
- Shawn Michaels, Bullet Bob Armstrong, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, and Sunny will be a part of the 2011 WWE Hall of Fame.
- The Rock is hosting WrestleMania. The Rock had choice words for John Cena. John Cena rap battles, and The Miz feels like he needs to be in this picture.
- Edge will battle Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship.
- The Miz will battle John Cena for the WWE World Championship.
- HHH will do his best or die trying in regards to ending The Undertaker's Streak.
- Jerry Lawler will take on Michael Cole. Jack Swagger is Cole's trainer. Stone Cold Steve Austin is the special referee.
- Randy Orton will take on CM Punk. Mason Ryan could still be in CM Punk's corner if he wins a future match with Orton.
- It looks very close that we will see Cody Rhodes vs. Rey Mysterio.
- It is doubtful that we will see Money in the Bank.
Now, let me tell you why (or why not) I am interested in any of these and give you an overall thought about what to expect.
Tinie Tempah – I will be honest, I never heard of him until I heard this song. And you know what? I will say give the whole song a listen. It is very good. Also, look through all his tracks and I think this is a great song to have for a WrestleMania.
The Hall of Fame choices – I think Duggan, Armstrong, and Michaels all deserve to be there. Sunny on the other hand, I am not so sure. She was the first "diva" to transition to the "Attitude" era and she was a superb manager in the WWE and in ECW. However, when I heard "original diva" from a few others it made me think.
Is Miss Elizabeth in the Hall of Fame?
I found out later on that she in fact was NEVER in the WWE Hall of Fame. Now I don't know if it has to do with her life or what not, but in my opinion Miss Elizabeth should be in the WWE Hall of Fame way before Sunny. Elizabeth was, in my eyes, the original diva of the WWF/WWE era.
The Rock – I love the fact that he is going to host WrestleMania. It should add electricity, but I just wished that Rock would make some live appearances. It is nice to see him in a verbal confrontation with John Cena (and soon The Miz), but I hope we see a live sound off the week before WrestleMania. If not, then it will be disappointing.
Edge vs. Del Rio – Since Del Rio won the Royal Rumble, he talks about this destiny to be a champion. And still, I am really into this story. Del Rio is sneaky and trying to tenderize the arm so by the time April 3rd arrives he will be ripe for the taking. It is great to see Christian as a part of this as well. Del Rio "injured" Christian, and Christian is at the right time to get his revenge.
Cena vs. Miz – This is the match out of them all that I am really interested in seeing. Both Cena and The Miz expressed some hatred to The Rock and I am still sure that Rock will do something to interfere. My opinion is that The Rock costs Miz the title.
HHH vs. Taker – Like many say, all Taker has left is that streak. HHH has accomplished everything in the WWE, but the story goes "whoever wins this will be that last outlaw". To make this No Holds Barred was a very smart thing to do. Both are coming off of serious upper body injuries and I don't think would be an appealing match inside the ring. Having this go everywhere will show how much one wants this match. Does HHH end the Streak? Does Taker go 19-0? I for one am not sure.
Lawler vs. Cole – Though not the main event, WrestleMania always has a silly kind of match. Last year, it was Bret Hart and his chair shots to Vince McMahon. Adding the elements of Swagger and Austin make this match very interesting. I expect tons of interference and a very nice payoff for Lawler. Cole will try to make this about himself, but this will ultimately be Jerry Lawler's "WrestleMania Moment".
Orton vs. Punk – What started with Cena will possibly end with Orton. The New Nexus is nowhere near ready to compete on Raw (outside of CM Punk of course). I am interested in seeing this match because out of all the predicted outcomes this will be very hard. The story is still ongoing, and I like the fact that they are booking Orton to take out each Nexus member one by one with a deserving punt to the skull.
Now for speculations of Rhodes and Mysterio, I find it inevitable that the match will take place. Rhodes offered a challenge, and Mysterio being the fighting superstar will gladly accept. I think this will be a match has potential to be the best match on this entire card if they give it time.
With all that is going on, I don't mind if we don't see a Money in the Bank match. They will more than likely have a Pay-Per-View in the summer dedicated to the stipulation and even though it originated at WrestleMania it won't be wise to water it down.
Overall, this has potential to be a strong card from top to bottom. Even with the lack of big ticket superstars (some of them became main eventers not too long ago), I think adding the likes of Austin, Rock, proven superstars, and possibly HBK and Dusty Rhodes should give the Atlanta crowd a very good show. The music, the card, and the nostalgia that is WrestleMania should not disappoint at this moment at least.
2) Sting was 3/3/11 (as expected), won the TNA World Title (not expected unless you read spoilers)
My thoughts: Well, it was only built up for a mere few days but on March 3rd Sting returned to TNA for the first time since October. Immediately, Sting defeats Jeff Hardy to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. I am glad that the title changed hands because whether those like it or not there is a trail looming on Jeff Hardy and it would not be wise for TNA to make Jeff "The face of the company". But Sting? It was shocking, but with little hype and a match that did not last so long I don't think this was the right call for TNA to put the title on someone who just returned.
This is not to bash TNA or Sting, both that I do respect in their aspects. TNA had some better storylines recently, but again they always run short on time to make a story long-term unless it involves Immortal, Fortune, or Ken Anderson. TNA has great starts at times to feuds, but they consistently fall flat when we are trying to reach a clincher. Sting is arguably one of the most well-known wrestlers in the world, but again we are reading about 2011. And in 2011 Sting is now your TNA World Champion.
With that decision, it put the title picture way out in the open. There are a few names that were scripted to challenge for the TNA World Title. But now it just seems like TNA just but the long-term plans on the backburner and pulled the quick gun to make Sting the Face of TNA.
So, what happens to the challengers. Well, allow me to try and figure this all out.
The first contender obviously is Jeff Hardy. Jeff Hardy is the guy TNA wants, but with that neverending trail date they just keep it long-term until the legal issues are cleared up. Out of the heels in the company, I think Jeff Hardy is the only one that can challenge since they haven't built up any other top heels to challenge for the title.
Most do consider Mr. Anderson as a heel wrestler, but I find him more of a "tweener". Anderson can work a crowd, but the writing team just does not know what to do. I liked the idea of giving him the title in January and hoped for a longer run. However, Jeff Hardy wins it right back very quick and Anderson is now on this quest that he deserves a match with Jeff Hardy. With Sting as the champion where does the writing go with Anderson? My guess is that Anderson will still be running his overused profanity words and talk a solid main event. I expect somewhere (maybe even Victory Road and this is a guess because I have not checked spoilers) down the road that we will see a Triple Threat between Sting, Jeff Hardy, and Mr. Anderson.
Now what has happened to Rob Van Dam? The guy who was attacked, stripped of the title, and only had a Title match a few weeks ago with no proper storyline? I may be wrong, but that is not smart at all. I would have thought before Anderson or with Anderson out in that "concussion storyline", Van Dam would have been a great challenge for Jeff. Instead, TNA went with Matt Morgan. Even though Morgan is pretty quick and agile and improving a bit everywhere else, he was nowhere near ready.
I could mention Kurt Angle, but right now he is involved in a story with Jeff Jarrett. Morgan's opportunities dried up quickly, as now he is embarked in a feud with Hernandez. Both stories are not bad, but again I fear there won't be much time in their television programming to make it a great storyline.
Back to Sting, as much as it was great to see him in the wrestling ring once again I would have hoped he would be in a story to take out Immortal rung by rung until Jeff Hardy. Maybe TNA pulled the trigger fast because they were afraid to lose Sting for good, I will never know that.
Sorry for going completely long-winded. I do expect Sting to lose the TNA World Championship at the time Victory Road closes. Either that or it will be a real fuzzy finish. I don't even know what the card is at this time, but I the TNA title run for Sting will not be a long one. And as much as I do not want to see it until the legal stuff is completed, I think Jeff Hardy wins back the title at the end of the month. Let's just hope that TNA gives us a good story to lead to the world title, not just return a superstar and hand him the strap.
3) Colt Cabana is the NWA World Heavyweight Champion
My thoughts: I may not been following Cabana's career long, but I watched some of his matches from early in his career until the present date. He is by far the most entertaining professional wrestler and very skilled in the Ring of Honor roster. Personally, he got a raw deal with the WWE, as he played Scotty Goldman in which I hoped to see for many years. Sadly, he was released without getting much of a chance. But after that dreaded no-compete clause, he was right back on the ROH roster and making a name for himself. He was a big part of the El Generico/Kevin Steen feud that went on for a year, as he was mainly the interpreter to El Generico. If everyone watched a match with Cabana, they would probably say they get a good laugh when he is in the ring no matter who the opponent would be. Truthfully, one always sees Cabana have an amazing time in the ring. Well, last weekend at an NWA Hollywood taping Cabana defeated Adam Pearce to be the NWA World Heavyweight Champion.
My one thought is this. It is about time. Yeah, I am marking out a bit for Colt. Outside of some great Wrestleview columnists, he was our first pro wrestler to appear on The Teacher's Lounge with Dave Stephens and I. He was engaging, entertaining, and very informative. He seriously was a class act and very professional throughout interview.
Say what you, the reader, want about the importance of that NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Sure, it does not much press anymore but it still is a prestigious title that dates back for many years. Names like Lou Thesz, Buddy Rogers, Dusty Rhoes, Terry Funk, Ric Flair, AJ Styles, Christian Cage, and Blue Demon Jr. all have been called "NWA Champion". Adding Colt Cabana's name to that illustrious list is an amazing feat. He is a feel good story that when fans who watched Cabana perform throughout the years had a smile on their face when he was reported the NWA World Heavyweight Champion.
I will return to answer questions at a later date. The reason is now I have a full schedule in the real world of my life. As a teacher by day, I have been getting a lot more work now that I have in the previous years. So I will answer some questions later. Maybe before WrestleMania Week. I apologize.
Ok, I got a question. Let's see whose hand is up?
This question comes from John McNeill.
"I was watching old WCW and I got to ask ...why did Bischoff and Russo end every single angle suddenly and the main point of my question is I have been doing research and I can't find a reason but in the space of a few weeks Sid Vicious was world champ he turned heel but was then turned face no explanation then stripped of the title and was off TV for 6 months with no reason I can find. I am not sure if you know of any reason but was wondering if you could give me an answer or an opinion on what happen."
Mr. V's Answer: I noticed that as well with the WCW booking. They build something up, then swipe it from under us like a rug.
My opinion might be time. Now WCW should not have had a problem back in the day because they had many hours of programming and could have had no problem in developing stories. Another reason could be too many roster talents and not enough space to put them all in.
My answer may totally be wrong, but I think the writers write. I think what was the downfall of WCW was that the wrestlers were running the show. Like in a classroom, if you give the students the chalkboard and tell them to teach, more than likely they can't do it. The teacher tells the student how to do things effectively through patience and perseverance. I just think some wrestlers on that roster wanted things done their way or they would walk.
I wish I could give you a better answer, John. But honestly, I was not sure. But again, my guess is that the wrestlers ran the asylum and if there was a story they wanted to happen then the writers abruptly would cancel the original plan and go straight to the proposed story.
Detentions are few and far this week. However, I think we can all agree on some of these detentions.
Pro Wrestling – I know there is a lot of build up for Pay-Per-View events (Victory Road and WrestleMania), but only one match got a "B" in my grade book? It was very disappointing.
"Experts" who think "PG" is dead in the WWE – Once again, we saw Austin, Rock, JBL, and other attitude era talents. Look, the WWE knows exactly what they are doing. 2011 is a real transition year with not enough "main talents". Just enjoy the product and ignore the rating, please.
Charlie Sheen – I am sorry to the millions that follow him on Twitter (yet I only have 95, what gives? @TheMisterV), but he is a vile human being that should not be celebrated anymore. He is not a role model.
Micheal Cole – Cole is only in detention because I am saving the Time Out Chair for someone special. I get that we should hate him (he does not need to try because he has been hated for years), but don't have him interrupt a match in progress. If a match is taking place, I want to focus on the story in the ring, not at the announcer table.
The "renewal of vows", Jarretts, and Bart Scott – The renewals for the Jarretts I think lasted longer than all the matches on Impact combined. Heck, the best part was when we saw Kurt Angle in the background smiling. Scott is in the ring just because well, I actually don't know...oh yeah, for "CAN'T WAIT"!
Reader of my column that are NOT following me on Twitter – Only 94 followers! I just want to get to 100, and then my goal is reached. (Don't take this seriously, I don't want to lose any of you, but follow anyway).
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (By: Scottie Poindexter) – They have not been covering the St. Louis Blues properly. I agree, this team is just going to one bad string of seasons and now the newspaper decides to not follow them? It is such a shame.
TNA Wrestling (By: Lester Junior) – For completely being unoriginal with the 3-3-11 Sting Promo. I could agree to this detention notification. TNA could have done something a bit better.
Hillary Clinton (By: Lester Junior) – For her remarks about professional wrestling. Yeah, pro wrestling and Baywatch corrupt people, Ms. Clinton. But there are shows WAY WORSE than those.
Jersey Shore – I don't care about them, please do not book them for wrestling shows.
The Time Out Chair – Hulk Hogan
I just remember back in the 1980s when Hogan was at the top of the world. He was the face of professional wrestling and was pushed to the moon. Hogan sold out arena, bodyslammed giants, and established "true pro wrestling immortality".
What I am seeing now is not bashing the TNA product, but just really questioning some decisions by "The Hulkster". First he sues a cereal company for likeness rights. Then he looks like a complete fool selling materials for Rent-A-Center. Now, Hogan is out for more money again, suing a car dealership in St. Louis because "intimidating his catchphrases". Remember when Hogan did an impression of Macho Man when doing a backstage segment with Jay Lethal (remember him?)?
Also, Hogan gets upset at Jimmy Hart because Hart wants to make money and might be Jerry Lawler's manager for WrestleMania (at least that is what Hogan is making us believe is happening). Hogan should be ashamed of himself for "leaking" information that should only be shared by those close to him, not to the Twitter world.
I don't know if Hogan can get out of this time out chair anytime soon. Not because of his back problems, but just because for a guy who was the most popular superstar for years is now out for blood over people and companies that clearly do not deserve it.
The Eternal Detention Rundown
Praxis and the ETS Series Teachers that get arrested Ryan Clark 2010 French Soccer Team 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 the Week of February 28 – March 6, 2011
2/28 – ROH on HDNet and WWE Monday Night Raw 3/01 – WWE NXT 3/02 – This is where I typed up Mr. V #110. 3/03 – WWE Superstars and TNA Impact 3/04 – WWE Friday Night Smackdown 3/05 – This is the day you listened to "The Teacher's Lounge" (The 80s Happened). 3/06 – OFF DAY.
If I could sum up this past week in professional wrestling, I would think that the wrestling was below average, but each show had a really good story and/or buildup. We know that the WWE is building up for WrestleMania with about half or most of their card complete. TNA is in a bit of a transition of power (Immortal runs TNA, but Sting is their champion). ROH this past week build up their prospects and had a pretty good championship main event. To promote the stories, obviously the shows in a way sacrificed quality in the ring (see Grade Book). While the top two matches were easy, it was hard to find a third best match of the week. I guess in order to be in this week's honor roll, a match had to be slightly above average. So, without delay let me show my students which matches "made the grade".
Distinguished Honors – Christopher Daniels vs. Kenny King, ROH on HDNet, February 28.
How did the match end? In a match that was controlled by the ROH Television Champion (Daniels), Daniels finished the match with The Angel's Wings over a very worthy contender in the high flying and entertaining Kenny King.
Grade: B (leaned toward B-).
High Honors – Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov vs. Zack Ryder and Primo, WWE Superstars, March 3.
How did the match end? The match ended when Santino Marella hit the Cobra on Zack Ryder. Marella defeated Ryder by pinfall in a match that had a lot of time for a WWE Tag Team contest.
Grade: B- (leaned toward C+).
Honors – Edge vs. Drew McIntyre, Friday Night Smackdown, March 4.
How did the match end? In a very moderate, but crisp contest Edge applied the "Edgecator" (Sharpshooter) on McIntyre and earned the victory when McIntyre tapped out. Plus, he earned a bonus for calling a finisher dedicated to "Education".
Mr. V's Grade Book for this past week
A+, A, or A-: None to Report.
B+: None to Report.
B: Christopher Daniels vs. Kenny King (ROH).
B-: Santino Marella/Vladimir Kozlov vs. Zack Ryder/Primo (Superstars).
C+: Mike Bennett vs. Adam Cole (ROH); John Cena vs. Alex Riley (RAW); Sting vs. Jeff Hardy (TNA); and Edge vs. Drew McIntyre (Smackdown).
C: Brodus Clay vs. Johnny Curtis (NXT); Derrick Bateman/Conor O'Brian vs. Jacob Novak/Byron Saxton (NXT); R-Truth vs. William Regal (Superstars); Chris Masters vs. Curt Hawkins (Superstars); Matt Morgan vs. Hernandez (TNA); and Justin Gabriel/Heath Slater vs. Santino Marella/Vladimir Kozlov (Smackdown).
C-: Grizzly Redwood vs. Andy Ridge (ROH); Randy Orton vs. Michael McGillicutty (RAW); Scott Steiner vs. Rob Terry (TNA); and Michelle McCool/Layla vs. Rosa Mendes/Beth Phoenix (Smackdown).
D+, D, or D-: Michael Elgin vs. Bobby Dempsey (ROH); Divas Battle Royal won by Brie Bella (RAW); Robert Roode/James Storm vs. Gunner/Murphy (TNA); Velvet Sky vs. Sarita (TNA); and Big Show vs. Kane (Smackdown).
F or INC: Evan Bourne vs. Sheamus (RAW) and Jack Swagger vs. JTG (Smackdown).
The Latest Predictions from the Faculty Standings (as of WWE's Elimination Chamber)
In case you read the Predictions column, we are now doing a contest with the readers of Wrestleview. All you have to do to be a part of the work is to be consistent and predict each match for each PPV during the 2011-2012 Wrestleview Faculty Season. The top three (and to prevent ties, I did add a tiebreaker) after the 2012 Royal Rumble will win a prize that will be determined at a future date, however after discussing this with Editor-in-Chief (and 2010 Golden Yardstick Winner) Adam Martin here is an idea what the prizes will be:
First Place will win a wrestling DVD. Second Place will win a T-Shirt. Third Place will win a Coffee Mug. Last Place will win TNA's Victory Road 2009, as it was as bad a PPV as what potentially someone's picks will be.
First, here are the standings among the Wrestleview Staff. Remember, I took out the Student of the Week standing. However, the Student of the Week will still be able to make the predictions in the next round.
1) Mike Tedesco (WWE Smackdown and WWE Superstar Recaps)..........10-2 (5-0) 2) Greg McNeish (The Velvet Room)..............................................................9-3 (3-2) 3) Josh Boutwell (TNA Impact Recaps/Viva La Raza).................................9-3 (5-0) 4) Matt O'Brien (Notes from the Nosebleeds)................................................9-3 (5-0) 5) Dave Stephens (Raw Recaps/That's a Wrap/Teachers Lounge)..........8-4 (4-1) 6) Ryan Rivera (ROH on HDNet Recaps).........................................................8-4 (4-1) 7) Nicholas Gray (The Velvet Room)................................................................8-4 (4-1) 8) Evan O'Brien (WV International Desk)........................................................8-4 (4-1) 9) Wrestleview Students (The Readers of the article)...................................8-4 (4-1) 10) Jose Marrero (Wrestling Rumblings/The Eye Gouge)...............................7-5 (4-1) 11) Anthony Valvo (From the Desk of Mr. V/Teacher's Lounge)...................7-5 (5-0) 12) Clinton Bowman (The Velvet Room)............................................................6-6 (4-1) 13) Gregory "Grash" Walek (WWE NXT Recapper)............................................6-6 (3-2) 14) Darraugh O'Connor (WV International Desk)............................................3-4 (N/A)
NOTE: Gregory "Grash" Walek is a NEW member in the Predictions game since he is our official WWE NXT recapper. His record as a student was still recorded. It currently stands at 6-6 (3-2 with WWE Elimination Chamber) and only earned one tiebreaker point.
There will be a ton of students of the week for TNA's Victory Road, in which I will be adding into another article because I got 14 that scored a 5-0 record.
The "students" that went 5-0 are: Paul Meade, Michael Fox, Brandon Ewing, Antonio DeGaetano, Paul Smith, Frank McMahen, VKingoftheWorldV, Nick Latham, Robert Downing, Brian Czygan, Wade Bradford, Kyle Patin, Pat Lorang, and Joe Devine.
Top 5 will be featured, as if the standings ended today they would be in line for the prizes (of course, it ends Royal Rumble 2012).
(W/L from Elimination Chamber is in first parentheses) (Tiebreaker Points are in second)
1) Brandon Ewing......................................................10-2 (5-0) (4) – Currently 1st 2) Paul Meade............................................................10-2 (5-0) (3) – Currently 2nd 3) Michael Fox............................................................10-2 (5-0) (3) – Currently 2nd 4) Frank McMahen.....................................................9-3 (5-0) (4) – Currently 3rd 5) VKingoftheWorldV.................................................9-3 (5-0) (4) – Currently 3rd
We have four others at 9-3, but have three tiebreaker points. We have over 10 with an 8-4 score.
The worst record currently is 6-6, and that is shared by two students.
Mr. V's Gold Star Segment
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Colt Cabana – Congratulations on winning the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. I may not have followed his career as much as many other wrestling fans, but from what I saw he worked his trade for years and finally has a title for all his hard work.
Jerry Petuck – The radio host on 620 WDAE in Tampa, Florida created a Fantasy Baseball Draft guide that makes drafting very easy. The main page summarizes what he did to formulate who one should draft and not draft on your team! Just read the main page and download the guide. It is a very simple and straight forward guide.
Seriously, Mr. Petuck busted his hump on the piece for anyone who participates in a league. He, not knowingly of course, save me loads of time and about fifteen dollars on fantasy baseball magazines. So, my friend thank you for saving me money.
Adam Martin – He gave me a shoutout on KRNA 94.1 (Eastern Iowa's Real Rock). You have a listener now when I work on "From the Desk of Mr. V".
Tom Van Stone – The man that makes this website look really good is now a Zoning Commissioner for Waterbury, CT. In addition, he earns one for being a Knight of Columbus. Mr. Van Stone, I am proud of you.
Hunter Golden – Eight Pounds down, Ninety Two to go.
Josh Tomayko – A former classmate of mine at Hopewell High School, he is the owner of The Firehouse bar and it has "killer" burgers, wings, and sandwiches.
Chad Robbins – An active participant in the Predictions game and reader of the column bowled a perfect 300 this week in bowling. These scores are hard to accomplish. Congratulations, Chad.
Max Werling – Thanks for the introduction. I needed a good one and still am honored to actually be a "notable Edinboro alumni" on Wikipedia. Hey, it is somewhat an accomplishment.
Frank McMahen – He is the intern of "The Teacher's Lounge", though I did not know it until it was posted in the VIP blogs.
Scottie Poindexter and Lester Junior – Thanks for the detention suggestions. And to Sam Newstone, even though I did place Jersey Shore before he suggested it.
John McNeill – Thank you for the question.
The Miz – For truly being an "Awesome" Champion!
James Lacerenza – He earns one for the hard work that he does to make sure his charity helps kids with muscular dystrophy go to a camp free of charge. To donate, please go to www.mdactkids.org.
L. Anne Carrington – She earns it for the success she earned through "The Crusierweight". Currently, I am reading it a second time just because I just can't put it down. I will rate it on Amazon in the future.
Sting – He is the NEW TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
Steve Austin – He poured beer on Michael Cole. Austin did something that I am sure millions wished to have done to him months ago.
Vickie Guerrero – I would love to see her back on television. Seriously, she is the only one that can get booed by the crowd without saying a single word.
Percy Watson – Since he did not earn a spot on NXT this season, he gets one now because how great would it have been to see Watson and Darren Young do their South Beach Boyz routine inside a WWE ring.
Dan Bylsma – The coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins earned himself a 3-year contract extension. I say congrats because it is tough to hold a head coaching job in the NHL.
Claudio Castagnoli – He is staying "Very European" and thus earns a Gold Star.
To my readers from all around the world – I know I have not been the best at my game for the past few weeks, but now with everything finally caught up here I will make sure to share your thoughts in this column as well. Remember, without the readers I would not be doing this for how many weeks in a row?
Emilio Estevez – Here is a guy WITH talent. The Breakfast Club was an amazing film and also one of the best coaches in movie history. He coached the kids to The Flying V and brought Kennan Thompson to our lives.
NO Assignments until further notice.
I won't give my readers the runaround this week. The next one may arrive in a couple weeks, as I will be working on renewing my certification to teach in Pennsylvania. Yes, if I don't get this, I can't call this "From the Desk of Mr. V" because; well I won't be Mr. V. "From the Desk of V" does not even sound professional, anyway.
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!!!!
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 Guests: TNA's Hernandez and Wrestleview's Josh Boutwell!
On the 2/12 episode, Dave Stephens, Josh Boutwell, and I did the predictions and provided opinions for TNA's Against All Odds. We also interviewed TNA Superstar Hernandez and chatted about his wrestling career in Mexico, LAX, and Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo.
Countdown to The Teacher's Lounge WrestleMania Spectacular: 30 Days!! So far, Dave and I are working on bringing in a couple very intelligent people to join us on our show. What better way to have our "A+" game than for WrestleMania week!
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), Mike Tedesco (Smackdown Recapper), The YouTube Sensation who had choice words to CM Punk, Josh Boutwell (Wrestleview TNA Recapper), 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.
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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