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 cold beverage, and buy me some peanuts and/or cracker jacks. I hope you enjoy the 125th installment of "From the Desk of Mr. V".
Enjoy some music while you are reading the early parts of the column. This week, how about some Death Cab for Cutie.
Quote of the Week
"The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life." - Plato
This week, I am trying to think of some long lecture but I just can't think of any news story that merits such a long piece. Hopefully next week I will find something. However, I got some quick lectures that I am sure you will enjoy.
#1 – The WWE got some new champions. They were all pretty secondary, as Ezekiel Jackson won the Intercontinental Championship, Dolph Ziggler won the United States Championship, and Kelly Kelly won the Divas' Championship.
Let me just give you a quick thought on if this is good or bad.
Ziggler first off is a GREAT idea to book him as the United States Champion. He is having a great 2011 already by being an Intercontinental (late 2010-early 2011), World Heavyweight (for less than a day), and now United States champion. With John Cena as WWE Champion, it unlikely that Ziggler will win another World Championship, so give him the next best thing. Kofi Kingston was doing nothing in that part of the card recently and Ziggler has a solid personality when partnered with Vickie Guerrero. So yeah, I think there is nothing bad about Ziggler as the United States Champion at this time. I think there can be so many on the Raw roster that can keep a story with Ziggler fresh. Look for Kofi Kingston to be a contender, and once that feud is done I expect Alex Riley, Evan Bourne, and perhaps John Morrison in the mix over the year (if the writers keep the title on Ziggler).
Jackson is the Intercontinental Champion for the first time in his career. I don't know about this call, but it does set the tone of a Jackson/Barrett feud for the summer. I just don't know what kind of matches Jackson can have outside of Barrett. So my thoughts to this will be that Barrett wins back the Intercontinental Championship before the summer ends. If they do keep Jackson as champion after the feud with Barrett I look for Mark Henry, Sheamus, or former Corre members Health Slater and Justin Gabriel find their way in the mix.
Kelly has improved so much since her debut with the WWE (remember his exposes on ECW?). It was a matter of time before they would make her the Divas' Champion, and I thought the timing was right because now we can see what she can do. She is their most marketable diva on the roster (Maxim 100 and TV appearances) and having her carry the Divas title is one of those that is well-deserved for all parties. Kelly has been a strong babyface for many months, and I expect some divas like Melina, The Bella Twins, and Maryse to be in the mix. However, Eve or Beth Phoenix could turn during the summer and give Kelly a fresh feud. Though that title changes hands so many times, I think Kelly's reign may be the longest one in that division in 2011 (the record for 2011 is set at 71 days).
#2 – CM Punk announced that his match with John Cena at Money in the Bank is his last match under his WWE contract. It happens to be in his hometown of Chicago, so look for a very pro-CM Punk crowd next month. It is a shame to see CM Punk potentially leave the company after so many solid years of service. However, the WWE is a painful business and he may need time to heal his body because he was known to take a lot of bumps over the course of the year. He will be truly missed when he take time off from wrestling, but don't expect him to go anywhere else in professional wrestling. He grew into a top-notch character and one of the best wrestlers in the world. Also, he is very young so we have not seen the last of CM Punk.
#3 - The WWE had a problem with their text messaging voting last Monday on their "Power to the People" edition of Raw. While some of the matches were counted correctly, others (one big error was the opponent for Evan Bourne) were errors in the tallying as their voting system crashed. The WWE issued a statement and as a act of forgiveness offered an Evan Bourne vs. Sin Cara match to be conducted on this coming Monday's Raw episode.
I give the WWE a ton of credit for issuing the statement, as they could have just easily let it go. But this type of statement admitted to their errors in the voting (and I am sure they will probably never hire that voting system again) and are going to give the fans what they wanted at least with the Bourne/Cara match. However, all I remember (and I could be wrong) is that the voting was text-only. I say hire the right service and have this theme be "texting and online voting". While I am not a fan of this type of show, I think there are many WWE fans that like this concept because it is their only time to let their voice heard.
#4 - TNA Wrestling (or Impact Wrestling) began a new concept called the "Bound for Glory" series in which twelve of their wrestlers will compete for the #1 Contender Spot at TNA's biggest event of the year, Bound for Glory. I am a huge fan of this and the roster looks like a good mix of main event guys as well as mid-card talents to keep everything level.
Last Year's project, their standings, did not pan out like they wanted to so I do give TNA loads of credit for trying something new. You will see some compelling stories and some wrestlers will go on a quest for the title. I will be going over the favorites for the #1 Contender spot on this weekend's Teachers Lounge and I may do a prediction in my column next week.
#5 - So Desmond Wolfe has been released by TNA Wrestling last week. It is such a shame because when he left Ring of Honor in 2009 I thought he had some real potential in TNA, but with the health issues it was a major concern. I am not going to be one that will speculate about what caused him to not wrestle in the ring, but they could have kept him on as the commissioner for the Xplosion show and I would have been ok with it.
Where will Wolfe go you ask? Obviously not the WWE since he failed a physical there before agreeing with TNA. Ring of Honor is a possibility, but I highly doubt he will be there as a competitor. Now as an authority figure for their upcoming show is a high possibility. I do wish Desmond Wolfe well, hope he gets back to 100%, and arrives somewhere. He is a very good technical wrestler that deserves a shot on television.
#6 - Speaking of wrestlers that deserve time on television, Austin Aries returned to TNA and won a 3-way X Division Match last week. When Austin was in ROH and was their champion, he was the best storyteller and was head-and-shoulders ahead of the competition. Usually X Division matches are too quick and rarely tell a story. But Aries was just brilliant in the role he played and here's hoping that after the Destination X PPV we see more of Aries in TNA.
#7 – Did Drew Carey take a shot at the Internet Wrestling Community? He did a tounge-in-cheek joke about inducting the WWE Divas to The Price is Right Hall of Fame, but in the wrestling wing. I found it clever that Carey put that in his dialogue for the show. Honestly, good for him. Those members of that community are jealous that they were never a superstar or a celebrity (or both).
#8 - Matt Hardy was suspended for showing up late to TNA events. The WWE did right on letting him go. Cue new sound effect.
Here is a question from Ricky Langston. Thanks Ricky.
In 150 words or less, tell me why the Kings of Wrestling going to WWE is either a good thing or a bad thing.
Well, to those that don't know The Kings of Wrestling is ROH's Claudio Castagnoli and Chris Hero. For their singles careers it could help Castagnoli long-term. He has the moveset and skills needed to succeed in the wrestling ring. His mic work is choppy, but give him credit for speaking more than one language.
Chris Hero is a quick striker and very good on the mic. He was also trained by William Regal, Finlay, Les Thatcher, and so much more. I think he would do well in the WWE as a mid-card superstars.
As a tag team, if signed (and I doubt the WWE will sign them) they could be that team that can potentially rejuvenate the division. They can work well as individuals. If Vince McMahon does sign these two, it would be GOOD hires for the company.
If you want to ask me a question, then please send it to me at email@example.com.
This week I have a few detentions to hand out and a couple of my readers have some as well. Why is it that thing get bad over the summer? This is the reason why I think that the school year should be year-round.
To anyone who "comments" negatively about the recaps on WrestleView – I can't describe how much I despise these people. Those who complain can't do the job right anyway. Most of the people who read the recap don't care about your comments anyway.
Huffington Post – For trying to slenderize businesses over things that happened over ten years ago. I am done with that part of entertainment and it is a shame that they can't either.
WWE – For a very lackluster week of programming and they capped it off with a bad PPV and botched the voting on the Power to the People Raw. At least they will try and make it up with them next week.
Michael Cole – He seriously draws me out of a match with his obnoxiousness. Seriously when will the WWE learn that he can't be the real "Voice of the WWE"? I would take Vince McMahon back behind the announcer table over this.
Mike Tenay and Taz – They just lost any chemistry that they had and it is time I think for one or both to leave the post.
Sting – Seriously what is up with putting makeup on people?
Grunting Tennis players – I think they deserve it. It does not make your swing more powerful by screaming AHHHHHH!
Samsung (by: Wade Bradford) - the commercial for the Samsung Infuse smartphone, the one where the woman screams at the top of her lungs at the image of the realistic-looking spider on the phone. Seriously, if someone doesn't want to buy it does Samsung's ad-execs think bursting people's eardrums somehow makes it more appealing? Well, it doesn't. It's just annoying and irritating. (Mr. V Note: It is totally acceptable. If anyone of my friends would scream and destroy my expensive smartphone because there was a spider on it, I would destroy them.)
The Time Out Chair – Booker T. This week I put the former World Champion turned commentator in detention because his work distracts anything I see in the ring. It is ok to acknowledge your credentials once or twice during an episode of Smackdown, I get that. But it just seemed like he was still trying to be relevant and not talk about a match that is taking place.
Rocky Dominguez wanted to put himself in detention for a good laugh. He is one of my most loyal readers and I will grant him the suggestion..for only one week. I don't want him to be corrupted by the Hardys.
Praxis and the ETS Series Teachers that get arrested Stinkbugs 2010 French Soccer Team Jeff Hardy and "The Other" Hardy "Undefined" Alicia Fox Mike Tenay Westboro Baptist Church Hulk Hogan Activists Toni Morrison LeBron James Rocky Dominguez (NEW ENTRY, will be gone next week)
As previously announced on Mr. V #120, this is a feature to the column after given the blessing by Editor-In-Chief Adam Martin. This is not a direct insult to anyone, but more of a "warning" to those who post ridiculous, uneducated, and puzzling comments under articles, columns, or recaps on WrestleView.com. I have a team of scouts who will be looking around to see who truly earns a "Brody" as the dumbest comment poster of the week.
This week is pretty special, because I have two Brodys to hand out. One is from the majority of the WrestleView readers and the other is from none other than WrestleView Editor in Chief Adam Martin. This week, there were many comments that were worthy (especially the Power to the People RAW). However I settled with these two comments.
The first comment is from Mike Tedesco's Smackdown Recap. A resident imbecile among the WrestleView posters decided to put one of my own down with his recap. When in all reality, recapping any professional wrestling show is one of the most difficult things to do on this Website. I for one find it very offensive when somebody posts a comment without any knowledge to what they type on their keyboards (particularly this Armchair booker/recapper).
So, here is the first Brody winner this week...Alejandro Roggio. I bet this is a man who tries to be a bully in the comments section, but is really nothing more than those things that lives under a bridge.
"This was a very lackluster effort by the blue crew, but unsurprisingly, you call it a "decent edition of Smackdown". No, it was not decent, it was mediocre at best. No good matches (Christian/Sheamus was *1/2 at best), no great promos and both Big Show and Del Rio took up time when they shouldn't have.
I bet the day you give Smackdown a bad review is the day it puts on its best show. I am a huge Smackdown fan, its always been my favorite of the wrestling shows, but even I can accept when they put on a boring 2 hours.
You're a REVIEWER. You should start doing your job CORRECTLY."
Mr. V's Comeback: Was it lackluster, probably. I for one did not rate this the best show of the week, but his case is highly flawed.
First off, Professor Tedesco called it a "fairly decent", even though the wrestling was not up to par the show as a whole was not too bad. There is a big difference between "fairly decent" and "decent". Use your words wisely, Mr. Roggio.
Professor Tedesco is a highly regarded recapper, as he is fair with his ratings for Smackdown. When he sees a bad Smackdown, it usually follows with a bad rating. I (as Mr. V) am usually at par with his comments on a match. When he gave Smackdown a ** ½, I believe that it was a C+ show overall, hence "fairly decent".
And that last sentence was highly insulting. Tedesco does his job correctly every week he puts forth a recap for people to compliment and criticize. The day Roggio ever joined up on WrestleView to "do our job" will be the day I may step away for a while. His comments are bothersome and lack anything of importance.
There we go, one down and one more to go.
This final Brody winner for this week was nominated by WrestleView Editor In Chief Adam Martin. Apparently this guy posted his comment and then realized it was bad that he deleted it. Well, the damage has been done because guess who got the comment? Mr. V got the comment!
This was from Adam Martin's recap of the recent WWE Capitol Punishment PPV last Sunday.
The second Brody this week went to T-Thompson Evolution.
"So tired of WWE and it's lame programming and terrible story lines...Hiring former daytime writers to write story lines makes for a tired product...Cena is TERRIBLE and Don for you to dog one of the greatest characters and wrestling history and one of the greatest guy's to cut a promo it terrible. John Cena can't even carry the Rocks jocks strap..It's no contest..so give it a rest noob. You know why the attitude era was so great ? COMPETITION FROM WCW...WWE can now put out whatever they want because they are the only game in town, TNA doesnt count....WWE really needs to fix this crap."
Mr. V's Comeback: First off, very nice name. Way to really come across the comments section by NOT USING YOUR REAL NAME! It was a very nice touch. Seriously, T-Thompson? Mr. Evoultion?
First off, the WWE's programming has been pretty successful for years and they are a billion dollar company to prove it.
The first sentence has a grammar error. It should have been "its" not "it's".
Cena can't carry The Rock's strap, huh? As a movie actor, I totally agree. As a wrestler? Well, I highly disagree. Is Cena the best wrestler in the company, probably not (before I get an argument The Rock did the same things as Cena). The attitude era was great because the WWE gave the people what they wanted. It had to compete with WCW in order to survive and if one wants to talk about crappy storylines, look no further than WCW outside anything by the New World Order.
The WWE does not need to fix this "crap". They are smart with their product and are keeping up with the times. I give the WWE credit for totally changing their format to keep their talents safe now. No more unnecessary blood spots or frequent object blows to the head. I am totally for that. The WWE is doing what is good for their business and who draws them money. If people are buying Cena shirts, then clearly Cena is doing quite well for the company.
Are the WWE the only game in town? Yes because they were able to adapt to the times, have a good sales department, and put on highly developed work.
If it is not broke, why fix the product?
Both of them FAIL this week!
I also take suggestions for "The Brody". Send your picks to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: The Brody. Thanks.
Mr. V's Weekly Honor Roll For the Week of June 13 – June 19, 2011
6/13 – WWE Monday Night Raw 6/14 – WWE NXT 6/15 – OFF DAY. 6/16 – WWE Superstars and TNA Impact 6/17 – WWE Friday Night Smackdown 6/18 – This was the day you planned on listening to the "The Teacher's Lounge" 6/19 – OFF DAY.
Distinguished Honors – CM Punk vs. John Cena, WWE Monday Night Raw, June 13.
How did it end? CM Punk delivered the Go To Sleep finisher on Cena to get the pinfall victory. It was easily the best match of the week as it set the tone for CM Punk's final quest and R-Truth being a distraction to John Cena. It exposed Cena's weakness, he loves the people too much (kind of like a superhero when you think about it).
Grade: B+ (leaned towards a B).
High Honors – Gunner vs. Mr. Anderson, Impact Wrestling, June 16.
How did it end? It ended with Gunner stunned Mr. Anderson with the F-5 finisher. Gunner got the pinfall victory and increased his stock drastically. Before the finish, Anderson thought he could be a little brash by yapping on the microphone. Still, it was a surprisingly good match for those who watched it.
Grade: B- (leaned toward a C+).
Honors – Austin Aries vs. Kid Kash vs. Jimmy Rave, Impact Wrestling, June 16.
How did it end? After Aries broke up a pinfall attempt by Rave, he sent Rave to the corner and hit a dropkick. Finally, Aries set him up and hit him with a Brainbuster for the pinfall victory. The fast paced storytelling by Aries really showed this columnist that he was missed in TNA.
Mr. V's Grade Book for the week of 6/13 – 6/19
A+, A, or A-: None to Report.
B+: CM Punk vs. John Cena (RAW).
B: None to Report.
B-: Gunner vs. Mr. Anderson (Impact).
C+: Darren Young vs. Yoshi Tatsu (NXT); Zack Ryder vs. Primo (Superstars); Yoshi Tatsu vs. Chavo Guerrero (Superstars); Austin Aries vs. Jimmy Rave vs. Kid Kash (Impact); Rob Van Dam vs. Samoa Joe (Impact); Sin Cara, Daniel Bryan, and Ezekiel Jackson vs. Cody Rhodes, Ted DiBiase, Jr., and Wade Barrett (Smackdown).
C: Daniel Bryan, Ezekiel Jackson, and Sin Cara vs. Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes, and Ted DiBiase, Jr. (RAW); Drew McIntyre vs. Vladimir Kozlov (Superstars); Kane vs. Tyson Kidd (Superstars); Kurt Angle vs. Jeff Jarrett (Impact); Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso vs. Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel (Smackdown); Christian vs. Sheamus (Smackdown).
C-: Kane vs. Alberto Del Rio (RAW); Christian vs. Rey Mysterio (RAW); Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne vs. Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger (RAW); Devon vs. Hernandez (Impact); Sarita and Rosita vs. Velvet Sky and Miss Tessmacher (Impact).
D+, D, or D-: Sheamus vs. Santino Marella (RAW); Roddy Piper vs. The Miz (RAW); Kelly Kelly, Natalya, Gail Kim, Beth Phoenix, Kaitlyn, Eve, and AJ vs. Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, Tamina, Alicia Fox, Melina, Rosa Mendes, and Maryse (RAW); Titus O'Neil vs. Lucky Cannon (NXT); Jinder Mahal vs. Vladimir Kozlov (Smackdown); Tamina, Alicia Fox, and Rosa Mendes vs. AJ, Natalya, and Kaitlyn (Smackdown).
F or INC: None to Report.
Current WrestleView Prediction Standings (As of WWE's Capitol Punishment)
2011-2012 Predictions from the Faculty Roster
1) Jose Marrero (Wrestling Rumblings/The Eye Gouge)...............................48-24 (4-3) 2) Nicholas Gray (The Velvet Room)................................................................47-26 (4-3) 3) Ryan Rivera (ROH on HDNet Recaps).........................................................46-27 (5-2) 4) Dave Stephens (Raw Recaps/That's a Wrap/Teachers Lounge)..........46-27 (4-3) 5) WrestleView Students (The Readers of the article).............................46-27 (5-2) 6) Josh Boutwell (TNA Impact Recaps/Viva La Raza).................................45-28 (4-3) 7) Gregory "Grash" Walek (WWE NXT Recapper)...........................................45-28 (4-3) 8) Greg McNeish (The Velvet Room)..............................................................44-29 (4-3) 9) Mike Tedesco (WWE Smackdown Recapper).........................................43-30 (3-4) 10) Anthony Valvo (From the Desk of Mr. V/Teacher's Lounge)...................42-31 (6-1) 11) Darragh O'Connor (WV International Desk)............................................41-27 (5-2) 12) Evan O'Brien (WV International Desk)........................................................41-32 (5-2) 13) Matt O'Brien (Notes from the Nosebleeds)................................................40-33 (5-2) 14) Clinton Bowman (The Velvet Room).........................................................37-29 (5-2) 15) Andrew Hayman (WWE Superstars Recapper)......................................36-24 (4-3)
Tie-Breaker Points – Which are based on Championship matches correct
23: Nicholas Gray 22: Gregory Walek 21: Josh Boutwell; Ryan Rivera; Mike Tedesco 20: Jose Marrero; Dave Stephens; Evan O'Brien; 19: Greg McNeish; Anthony Valvo; CJ Bowman 17: Darragh O'Connor 14: Matt O'Brien; Andrew Hayman
Extra notes on the Predictions for WWE's Capitol Punishment
All the matches counted except for Evan Bourne vs. Jack Swagger.
Anthony Valvo scored the best record among the WrestleView Staff at 6-1 for Capitol Punishment
The top four from the previous standings had the same identical record. Wrestling Rumblings' Jose Marrero is still holding on to his slight lead.
28 WrestleView Students sent in their predictions and averaged out 4.5 picks correctly, so the group as a whole went 5-2.
There are a ton of new Students of the Week for TNA's Destination X. They are Travis Thomas, Jordan Benterman, Brian Czygan, Frank McMahen, Ken Konarzewski, Ricky Langston, Steven Horsecroft, and Brandon Glover. All eight earned a 6-1 record for the Capitol Punishment PPV.
The Students of the Week from Capitol Punishment were defeated. Tim Kaminski went 4-3 and Jason Namako went 2-5.
Who's in line for the Predictions Prize?
See the latest Predictions article for details on how to compete.
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 (or now even 2011 whichever costs less), as it was as bad a PPV as what potentially someone's picks will be.
I will just type out the Top Five readers at this time. The first set of parentheses is the W/L record for WWE's Capitol Punishment. The second parentheses are the Tie-Breaker points.
1) Jason Namako.........................................................52-21 (2-5) (22) – #1 2) Michael Fox............................................................51-22 (4-3) (23) – #2 3) Paul Meade..............................................................51-22 (5-2) (22) - #3 4) Nick Latham.............................................................50-23 (5-2) (23) 5) Jordan Benterman..................................................50-23 (6-1) (22)
The person with the most picks incorrect is currently 43-30 with 16 tiebreaker points. Therefore, I deem that score the worst.
In three week, TNA will have their Destination X PPV. You can e-mail me your predictions when you feel comfortable, as long as it is before July 10th!
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 Beef Jerky you can consume. Look at his blog and maybe buy a product or two.
Finally, some Gold Stars! These are the people, teams, and many other things that I think did a great job in wrestling, sports, news, and even charity. So, here is who I am giving a Gold Star to.
Ezekiel Jackson – He is the NEW WWE Intercontinental Champion.
Dolph Ziggler – He is the NEW WWE United States Champion.
Kelly Kelly – She is the NEW WWE Divas Champion.
Jose Marrero – He is still the current Dean of all WrestleView for this season.
To all the new Students of the Week – This award goes to Travis Thomas, Jordan Benterman, Brian Czygan, Frank McMahen, Ken Konarzewski, Ricky Langston, Steven Horsecroft, and Brandon Glover. All went 6-1 on Capitol Punishment and will post predictions for Destination X in the next predictions article.
Drew Carey – I will give him one just because he called out the IWC.
Egotistico Fantastico – He is the NEW IWC Super Indy Champion.
Gunner – He is a rising star in TNA at this moment. I have had high marks for him since I watched him at an ROH iPPV last year and I am glad to see success.
TNA – I for one enjoyed Impact last week and am hoping they can continue the momentum. The Bound for Glory Series looks pretty fun and I hope it does not lose steam.
WWE – They get one for admitting their errors from Last Monday's voting and will make it up to the fans this week.
To all the recappers on WrestleView – Seriously, people do not know how difficult the job is until they try it out. Make sure you thank them for sacrificing a good portion of their time to keep you up to date on the week's programming.
WrestleView Radio Network – Adam Martin announced that they will be live in Iowa for the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. The lineup looks superb and I don't think anyone of my readers would want to miss it. It will be streaming live for FREE on July 23rd.
Claudio Castagnoli – He earns one for staying "Very European". I feel that if most of America can follow his ten steps to staying very European the world will be a better place.
Ring of Honor - The Best in the World card looks very stellar. From top to bottom this has the potential to be their best show this year. I am putting my fifteen dollars down, please don't disappoint.
Tom Van Stone – The guy deserves a Gold Star for his efforts. Plus if one can read this and anything else on WrestleView should give Mr. Van Stone a Thank You.
Rory McIlory – He won Golf's U.S. Open Championship wire to wire. If one follows golf, then expect him to really break out when he reaches his prime.
The Velvet Room – They get one for allowing me to rant and rave on their show on June 17, 2011. We talked bacon cupcakes because it is smart.
Jim Ross – Here is hoping for a speedy recovery.
Luke Gallows – He is going to help tornado victims this summer in an act of charity. Best of luck to you, Mr. Gallows.
And that is all for now. If you want me to give out a Gold Star let me know at email@example.com.
This Week's Homework Assignment (If interested, due next week)
The Homework Assignments are as follows:
1) I made a list of WWE, TNA, and ROH wrestlers that are 30 years old or younger. What I ask of you is to send me an e-mail to make a Top 10 of who you believe are the top young professional wrestlers from the list provided.
2) Also, if you are interested in doing a Power Rankings system for professional wrestlers in the WWE (and possibly TNA and ROH if interest is plenty). Again, please send me an e-mail and we are going to set this up in a week or so.
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 like it, tell a friend! My classroom has many desks inside. If you want to get a hold of me during the week, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.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!
Along with WrestleView's Raw Recapper and Columnist Dave Stephens, 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 one to two-hour program. We even have a few games, a detention segment, as well as interviews.
Most Recent Guest (on the 6/4/2011 edition of The Teacher's Lounge)
Ring of Honor, SHIMMER, and Chikara Professional Wrestler Sara Del Rey
Sara Del Rey joined Dave and I on June 4th, 2011 to discuss Ring of Honor's sale to Sinclair, portrayal of women's wrestling, wrestling in Japan, SHIMMER, Chikara, the BDK, and Starbucks. This is an interview you truly do not want to miss.
Already on the archives we interviewed WrestleView.com staff members, including:
• Jose Marrero (Wrestling Rumblings and FYB Radio host) • Matt O'Brien (Notes from the Nosebleeds) • Josh Boutwell (TNA Recapper and Viva La Raza columnist) • Mike Tedesco (WWE Smackdown recapper) • CJ Bowman (The Velvet Room and one-time guest host) • Nicholas Gray (The Velvet Room) • Adam Martin even guest hosted an episode (find out which one) (Editor-In-Chief) • Paul Nemer (Site Owner)
But wait, here is plenty more!
The Teacher's Lounge also interviewed professional wrestlers and amazing writers, including:
• Ring of Honor Wrestler and Former NWA World Champion Colt Cabana. • TNA Superstar Hernandez • Isis The Amazon (formerly Aloisia of WWE) • Lori Carrington (Author of "The Cruiserweight) • Crystal Mai (from Diva-Dirt.com) • ROH, SHIMMER, and Chikara Professional Wrestler Sara Del Rey
As always, Dave Stephens and I thank all our listeners as well as our readers. 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To sign up, click here.
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