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From the Desk of Mr. V #135

From the Desk of Mr. V #135
September 5, 2011
By: Anthony J. Valvo of Wrestleview.com

Introduction


Welcome to the latest edition of "From the Desk of Mr. V". I am Anthony "Mr. V" Valvo, your Wrestleview resident physical education 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 some peanuts and/or cracker jacks. I hope you enjoy the 135th installment of "From the Desk of Mr. V".

Here is some music to help you read the column. Since it is the school year, I feel like some classical is in order.



Quote of the Week

"The whole idea is to get an edge. Sometimes it takes just a little extra something to get that edge, but you have to have it." - Don Shula

The Teacher's Lecture

Kurt Angle making claims and being frustrated (should it be in public)

Kurt Angle claimed that he almost joined the UFC a few months ago and that UFC President Dana White gave him an offer. Is this true? It is doubtful that this happened. Also, Angle tweeted his frustration that he was the 34th-ranked wrestler in the Top 50 WWE Superstars of all-time.

First off, Angle is just another wrestler who is in his late 30s that had aspirations on being an MMA fighter. TNA Knockout Tara considered it, but then decided that it was not for her months later. Batista almost joined Strikeforce, but it fell through and his aspirations on fighting are done. Why do professional wrestlers want to do this?

Well, it did great things for Brock Lesnar, but that is an entirely different story. Lesnar is a beast who is now working on being in the best shape of his career. Also, Lesnar left the WWE in 2004, retired from professional wrestling in 2006, and is well into the prime in his life. There is a reason why Lesnar is called "a beast". It's because there are not many people in this world that can match their abilities to guy like Lesnar's size. Oh, and did I mention that Lesnar is only 34 years old? Lesnar left professional wrestling early in his career and found a niche in the UFC. There is nothing wrong with what Lesnar did.

Bobby Lashley is another MMA fighter that had some success. Not nearly as successful as Lesnar, Lashley has been involved in the MMA game and can still go strong at 35 years old.

Say what you will about Lashley, he has done well for himself outside of the wrestling ring. He is in good physical condition now and can possibly have a few more paydays in MMA.

If Kurt Angle would have given MMA a shot after he won the Olympic Gold Medal, he would have trained extremely hard and would have been successful. Heck, if he would have started his career in MMA instead of professional wrestling who knows? Maybe he would have been a great MMA fighter. If he would have signed with the UFC in (for example) 1998 instead of going to the WWF (now WWE), he could have been impressive and would have taken the UFC to new heights unseen before. Maybe he would have been one of the best fighters on the planet. But instead, he signed where the money is safe. I don't know what the average MMA fighter's timeframe is, but there is a smaller success rating for an MMA fighter as a professional wrestler. Angle was smart and chose pro wrestling as his career choice.

It pains to write this about Angle. I am a fan of his and I think he is the best professional wrestler to come out of the Pittsburgh area since Bruno Sammartino, but his frustration to being ranked #34 in that WWE Top Superstars list is very childish.

Based on the full rankings, I thought the WWE was very generous to give Angle that spot. I would complain about Sammartino being ranked #24 or Hogan ranked #23 but that is not for debate. Angle is really disappointing and what he tweeted was a bit unprofessional on his part. These lists are extremely subjective and he should have not fallen to this. He apologized later and tweeted that he is proud to be on that list.

It's not the first time people posted Angle's tweets on news sites, and perhaps he should simply walk away from the computer when he is frustrated.

As for his Olympic run, I wish him the best. I would be great to see him overcome obstacles at his age and shape to win a spot on the roster. However, I think he needs to be real careful with some of his wording in interviews and on social networking sites. Once it is on the Internet, it is forever.

Let that be a lesson to everyone. Be careful in the public eye. If it is not true, who gets egg on their face?

(Note: I just read at the time I completed the column that Angle was arrested for DWI in Virginia. What is it with TNA World Champions all of the sudden. They either get arrested or become "Insane Icons".)

I leave with my favorite Angle commercial of all time. FRRRRREEEEESH PEPPERRRRRR!



Quick Notes from "The Notebook of Mr. V"

- Alberto Del Rio did not appear on WWE Television last week because he needed to obtain a new work visa. The WWE said their stress level was at an all-time high and one must think that this did not help the company's stress level.

Who was to blame for Del Rio to be out of action for something that should have been taken care of weeks ago? The blame can easily be pointed at the WWE for not acknowledging it until this week. But also, can Del Rio be the one to blame as well? Del Rio should have checked the status on this as well. It just looked like something that should have been taken care of well before this news broke.

- So Sin Cara version 2.0 turned heel last Tuesday when he kicked Daniel Bryan after his match on Super Smackdown. There were reports that Sin Cara version 1.0 will be back and feud with version 2.0. I actually can't wait for this feud to begin because it could be a very nice mid-card rivalry. Also, I think this is Sin Cara 1.0's last chance to fully establish himself as a phenomenal character that the WWE hoped for the moment Sin Cara (the Mistico edition) signed with the WWE. In Mexico, he was amazing before the injuries. I just hope this was a wake-up call and that when their mini-feud is over, Sin Cara 1.0 can improve his work inside a WWE ring. I don't know how he will be able to do it, but he needs more offense to go along with his high-flying attacks.

- Kevin Nash, just read off a script already! Nash apparently refuses to read a script and only will accept bullet points when cutting promos on WWE Programming. And yet Nash is getting 100% of his pay? That is like a teacher only reading objectives in a teacher's guide of a book. If a teacher just read the objectives and sat down for the rest of the 40-minute session, should that teacher get 100% of the pay?

-TNA reported 3,300 attended the Impact Wrestling tapings. This is a true example that Spike should allow TNA to do tapings outside of Orlando. The crowd was pretty good, except for that obvious plant that had his sign ripped by Hogan.

- Mick Foley talked with the WWE about what would be the best fit for him and the company. My suggestion is to pay Foley money to be a WWE Ambassador. He is a kind, good-natured person in a business that is known for sleaziness. It's the best-case scenario.

- ROH returns to television September 24, 2011. I am going to break a rule in the art of journalism, but I can't wait to see weekly ROH programming once again!

-Oh yeah, and some professional wrestler posts this "Goodbye" YouTube video and then 30 or so 911 calls later the police are at that professional wrestler's residence. Then this guy said that everything is fine and he "let go" of the old version of himself. In my opinion, what "Wrestler X" did was classless and very low. If any major professional organization picks him up in this stage I will "dismiss" myself as a columnist. So goodbye "Other Hardy"! You will never be heard of in my column again! That frees up someone to be placed in Eternal Detention.

Detentions

Kevin Nash – Your mic skills are terrible, make up is not helping your face, and Just for Men's Touch of Gray would work so much better. I wish that whoever told you to make those decisions to improve your presence are fired.

Fans that don't check their spelling while holding up signs – This should be obvious. I believe that fell into my 100 Rules. I wonder what happened to those rules from two years ago...

John Cena – He gets one for punching Ricardo Rodriguez. Seriously what was up with that?

The ending to the Daniels vs. AJ Styles on Impact – That may have been the worst ending to a Styles vs. Daniels match of all-time.

Dave Stephens' computer – We wish it well in all future endeavors.

HP Printer – It gets one for running out of ink when it is needed the most.

David Otunga and Jinder Mahal – They are in here (Otunga already on the eternal detention list). Then I thought "what would happen if THEY were a tag team?"

Melina – I feel bad that John Morrison broke up with you, honestly. But tweeting away is not going to help you.

Overbearing football parents – There are some towns that need to let kids be kids. Line up 100 children and one may find only a single person to have a shot at being a pro athlete. A lot of good coaches get fired over this (I'm looking at you, ESPN announcer Craig James).

Dancing with the Stars – This season is dead to me. There are no stars this season when a favorite is someone I never heard of.

Kurt Angle – He dropped coffee in a backstage segment on Impact. When coffee is spilt on purpose, there is a tear shed.

TNA – My friend and I talked about the angle with Traci and Eric Bischoff. Where was Kazarian in this whole story? I mean, Traci gave Kaz a kiss a few weeks ago and now is booked to be "sleeping" (they did not say it, but it was leaning that way) with Bischoff so she can control "Knockout Law"? Unless there is a story to it, it was very distasteful.

The Time Out Chair – Jim Brown, MDA Vice President of Public Relations. Seriously, Mr. Brown? Not one mention of Jerry Lewis during your telethon after all the years of Lewis being the National Chairman? This really shakes my head and he will still not comment on the issue. Remember when I freed up an Eternal Detention spot because of some outdated wrestler who still acts like 14-year-old spoiled girl? Well, I found a new person in Eternal Detention.

Eternal Detention

Praxis and the ETS Series
Teachers that get arrested
Michael Cole (As posted on Facebook, he will be in here until Mr. V #200)
2010 French Soccer Team
Jeff Hardy
"Undefined" Alicia Fox
David Otunga
Jim Brown, MDA Vice President of Public Relations
"Roggio"
Linda Hogan

Since this will be the last time I will ever mention the words "Matt Hardy" in my column, I will say "goodbye".

Scottropolis presents "The Brody" (goes to the WORST comment under WrestleView articles)

The "Brody" is now presented by Mr. Scottie Poindexter and Scottropolis.com! Scottie has posted many of his writing on this website and there are many subjects he writes about. From Poetry to Music and even Professional Wrestling, Mr. Poindexter has unique writing that will please anyone. So go to his website if you like, and you can thank me later.



I ask my readers to be "nosy" and search under the postings for some ridiculous or borderline brainless comments from some of the trolls that lurk under the bridge.

Now I received so many good "Brodies", but this week's "winner" (compliments to Jason Namako) is "Dwayne Blu Henry" for his comment under "Video: Jeff Jarrett on changes in TNA Wrestling".

Here is the comment that was truly "Brody-Worthy".

"Eric Young is the new CM Punk"

Mr. V's Thought: Words can't express this comment. Apparently at the end of this interview, the guy asks who the "best in the world" is and Jeff Jarrett said "Eric Young".

I know Jarrett was joking about the answer, but the man who posted a comment under the video did not put "jk" or "lol" meaning that this guy may actually believe that Eric Young is in fact the "new CM Punk". Class; if it is considered a joke make sure you immediately state that it is one. Otherwise, you will receive a "Brody".

And the last time I checked Eric Young hasn't wrestled in a match on Impact in months (outside of fighting D'Lo Brown and Scott Baio in what some consider "funny" segments). He has not cut a solid promo since his days in World Elite a couple years ago (it's not his fault). But to say that Young is Punk without joking, it is completely ridiculous.

Tony Atlas has something to say about this comment.



I also take suggestions for "The Brody". Send your picks to mistervwv@hotmail.com. Subject: The Brody. Thanks.

Mr. V's Weekly Honor Roll For the Week of August 29 – September 4, 2011

8/29 – WWE Monday Night Raw
8/30 – WWE Smackdown and WWE NXT*
8/31 – OFF DAY.
9/01 – WWE Superstars and Impact Wrestling
9/02 – OFF DAY.
9/03 – This was the day you enjoyed "The Teacher's Lounge" w/guest Mike Tedesco
9/04 – OFF DAY.

* Smackdown appeared on Tuesday this past week. NXT was a clip show and had no grade during this period.

Distinguished Honors – Randy Orton vs. Christian, WWE Super Smackdown, August 30.

How did it end? In what appears to be the final Orton vs. Christian encounter, Orton ended the match via pinfall when he hit the RKO from the top rope. Both wrestlers dished out a lot of punishment and while it was not perfect it was a very good main event between the two.

Grade: B+

High Honors – CM Punk vs. The Miz, WWE Monday Night Raw, August 29.

How did it end? The match ended with R-Truth ran into the ring and attacked Punk. Before that, it was a pretty good match that really showed that The Miz is still a pretty good wrestler despite the fact that he is not in the main event picture right now. It also showed that CM Punk in the ring demonstrated great babyface charisma. Not a great finish, but I understand since it shows that R-Truth and The Miz are a team.

Grade: B- (leaned toward a B).

Honors – Randy Orton vs. Dolph Ziggler, WWE Monday Night Raw, August 29.

How did it end? First off, Orton demonstrated some new offense and that added a bit more to the score. Though it was the match was a bit spotty at times, it ended when Randy Orton hit the RKO on Ziggler after a series of reversals.

Grade: B-.

Mr. V's Grade Book for the week of 8/29/11 – 9/04/11

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

B+: Randy Orton vs. Christian (Smackdown)

B: None To Report.

B-: Randy Orton vs. Dolph Ziggler (RAW); CM Punk vs. The Miz (RAW)

C+: John Cena and Sheamus vs. Christian and Mark Henry (RAW); Sin Cara vs. Daniel Bryan (Smackdown); R-Truth vs. John Morrison (Superstars); Christopher Daniels vs. AJ Styles (IMPACT)

C: John Cena vs. Wade Barrett (Smackdown); Zack Ryder vs. Tyson Kidd (Superstars); Jesse Sorenson and Brian Kendrick vs. Kid Kash and Austin Aries (IMPACT); Mickie James vs. Winter (IMPACT); Kurt Angle vs. Sting (IMPACT)

C-: Sin Cara vs. Jack Swagger (RAW); Sheamus vs. The Great Khali (Smackdown); Ezekiel Jackson vs. Heath Slater (Superstars); Gunner vs. Rob Van Dam (IMPACT)

D+, D, or D-: Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne vs. Michael McGillicutty and David Otunga (RAW); Beth Phoenix and Natalya vs. Alicia Fox and Kelly Kelly (Smackdown)

F or INC: Brodus Clay vs. Brandon Jones (Superstars)

Current Wrestleview Prediction Standings (As of WWE's SummerSlam)

Get ready, staff and readers, as TNA's Turning Point is next week!

Current WrestleView Prediction Standings (As of WWE's SummerSlam)

2011-2012 Predictions from the Faculty Roster (SummerSlam record in parentheses)

1) Jose Marrero (Wrestling Rumblings/The Eye Gouge)...............61-38 (1-4)
2) Ryan Rivera (ROH on HDNet Recapper)................................61-39 (2-3)
3) Dave Stephens (Raw Recaps/That's a Wrap/Teachers Lounge....60-40 (0-5)
4) Gregory "Grash" Walek (WWE NXT Recapper)........................60-40 (3-2)
5) Nicholas Gray (The Velvet Room).........................................59-41 (2-3)
6) Wrestleview Students (The Readers of the article)..................59-41 (2-3)
7) Greg McNeish (The Velvet Room)........................................58-42 (0-5)
8) Mike Tedesco (WWE Smackdown Recapper)..........................57-43 (1-4)
9) Josh Boutwell (TNA Impact Recaps/Viva La Raza)..................55-39 (2-3)
10) Evan O'Brien (WV International Desk).................................55-45 (4-1)
11) Anthony Valvo (From the Desk of Mr. V/Teacher's Lounge).....54-46 (2-3)
12) Matt O'Brien (Notes from the Nosebleeds)............................52-48 (2-3)
13) Darragh O'Connor (WV International Desk)..........................52-37 (1-4)
14) Andrew Hayman (WWE Superstars Recapper).......................51-36 (3-2)

Tie-Breaker Points – Which are based on Championship matches correct

29: Nicholas Gray; Gregory Walek; Ryan Rivera
28: Jose Marrero; Mike Tedesco
27: Dave Stephens
26: Greg McNeish
25: Josh Boutwell; Anthony Valvo
23: Evan O'Brien
21: Andrew Hayman
20: Darragh O'Connor
19: Matt O'Brien

The next Pay-Per-View will be TNA's No Surrender. The students of the week for that article will be Frank McMahen, Chad Robbins, Brian Czygan, and Ken Konarzewski.

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 or six readers at this time. The first set of parentheses is the W/L record for WWE's SummerSlam. The second parentheses are the Tie-Breaker points.

1) Paul Meade..............................................................63-37 (1-4) (29) – Tie #1
2) Jordan Benterman..................................................63-37 (2-3) (29) – Tie #1
3) Nick Latham.............................................................62-38 (1-4) (29) – Tie #2
4) Michael Fox............................................................62-38 (2-3) (29) – Tie #2
5) Goose Oberstar......................................................62-38 (1-4) (28) – #3
6) Jason Namako.........................................................61-39 (1-4) (26)

Four wins separate first place to eleventh place, so there is still a lot of time to catch up.

The person with the most picks incorrect is currently 54-46. Two have this record, but the one with 24 tiebreak points is deemed the worst. The other one had 27 tie break points.

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.

James Lacerenza – For 13 months he has tried to win a $10,000 grant via the Pepsi Refresh Everything Project to help send 11 children with Muscular Dystrophy to a Summer Camp at no expense to the parents. Well, the voting ended and he finished in 8th place, which was good enough for James to win the grant and make some of "Jerry's Kids" very happy when they go to summer camp. James, congratulations!

Mike Tedesco, Darragh O'Connor, Evan O'Brien, Adam Martin, Jason Namako, and Frank McMahen – All were guests recently on "The Teacher's Lounge" while Dave Stephens was out due to computer issues and Hurricane Irene. The truth is without them we would never have had a Teacher's Lounge for the last few weeks.

Josh Boutwell – Eh, he might as well get one or else he will throw the "Roll Tide" curse on me.

Randy Orton – He earned one for having two very good matches on WWE Television this past week.

TNA crowd in Huntsville, AL – It was a good atmosphere to watch Impact at a place that is not named "The Impact Zone".

John Morrison – He finally got his backbone back from Melina. Now let's see what he can do with a clear mind inside the ring.

Beth Phoenix – She looks like she is in the best shape of her career. I don't know if anyone else noticed but it looks like she lost a bit of weight and it looks pretty good on her.

Zack Ryder – His Z! True Long Island Story show on YouTube continues to be successful. Now it is showing in the ring as well. Kudos to you, Zack Ryder.

Jason Namako – He helped me pick a Brody! Thank you.

Jimmy Rave – This is a feel-good story. Rave has battled addiction and admitted to his mistakes. He went to rehabilitate himself, is now off is drugs, and is a director of a mental health and drug addiction facility in Georgia.

Steve from Ohio – Search "Hunter Golden Dancing" on YouTube to see why Steve gets a Gold Star.

The Facebook Page "CM Punk is Not Impressed" – It is right up there with "Not Now Skelator" as a fantastic funny page.

Jerry Lewis – He earns one for his love of children who suffer from MD. He deserved a better swan song.

Wade Bradford and Dale R Smart – Thank you both for your questions. I hope to answer them well.

Claudio Castagnoli – He earned one for staying "Very European".

And that is all for now. If you want me to give out a Gold Star let me know at mistervwv@hotmail.com.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE DISMISSAL?

Yes, there are. I have two questions that I will try to answer briefly before the bell rings.

Here's one from Dale R Smart:

"Del Rio cashed in his MITB briefcase against Punk. Before that Punk cashed in his MITB briefcase against Edge, who also happens to be a former MITB winner. Do you think it's some kind of pattern or a way of changing of the guard?"

Mr. V's answer: Dale, thank you for the question. I don't know if it is either a pattern or the guard being changed. Actually, I don't think it is a changing of the guard because I am sure CM Punk will be a world champion once again before the year ends (I have a feeling).

I think it is more of a pattern if anything, Dale. When someone wins this Money in the Bank case, they can cash it in at any time. There was only one case in which the MITB contract was not cashed in when the opponent is borderline "out of it". Let's take a look at the winners and when they cashed it.

Edge (2005) – Cashed it in after John Cena went through the Elmination Chamber.

Rob Van Dam (2006) – He was the only one to make it a legit main event, he was booked and won his match against John Cena at ECW One Night Stand.

Mr. Kennedy (2007) – He never had a chance to cash it in, as Edge beat him for the MITB case. Edge cashed it in on The Undertaker went through heck against Batista in a Cage Match on a Smackdown taping on May 8th of that year.

CM Punk (2008) – He cashed it in after Batista clobbered Edge on the June 30, 2008 edition of Raw.

CM Punk (2009) – He cashed it in almost instantly after Jeff Hardy won the World Heavyweight Championship against Edge at Extreme Rules 2009.

Jack Swagger (2010) – He cashed the case in after Chris Jericho was laid out on the March 30, 2010 edition of Smackdown.

Kane (2010) – Kane became a 2-time World Champion when he defeated a pretty-much beat up Rey Mysterio on the same day he won his MITB case.

The Miz (2010) – The Miz (after a couple times which he opted to not cash in the case) waited until November 22, 2010 to cash his case in after Randy Orton went through a main event battle with Wade Barrett.

Which leads to this year's winners. Daniel Bryan is going the RVD way and already set a date to cash in his title shot. However, Mr. Kennedy tried that and lost it weeks later in 2007 to Edge. Del Rio cashed it in an a guy who was finished off by Kevin Nash.

To answer the question, I think it is more of a pattern than anything. Almost everyone cashed it in when the opponent has already been tenderized. I hope this is what you were looking for.

Here is one more question by Wade Bradford:

Ever since Triple H was introduced as the COO, he's been the head authority figure on both Raw and Smackdown. They've quietly (and thankfully) phased out the anonymous Raw GM concept since then, and I wonder if it's time to get rid of Smackdown's GM too. Triple H supersedes any authority Long has now. Long doesn't really do anything on the show anymore, hasn't for a long time. He's just kind of "there". How long's he been GM anyway? With the new COO overlooking both shows, isn't it high time to get rid of the whole GM concept and have Long do something else for the company?

Mr. V's Answer: Wade, thanks for the question. First off, I am glad the Raw GM is pretty much over as it was getting old real quick.

As for Teddy Long, I think it is not entirely over yet. I do sense a storyline in the near future in which he admits to a "gambling problem". There were a few occasions in the past few months in which he is on the cell phone placing bets on horses and what not. The WWE can book it that route and let him go and do backstage WWE work or they can find something that does not involve Long being on the camera.

Long has been the Smackdown or ECW General Manager for at least seven years (he replaced Kurt Angle, go figure, as Smackdown GM in 2004). I think that with HHH in charge it would be a good way to phase out Long. Long was good for all these years, but now he appears in maybe one backstage spot and it is over for the most part.

So, is it time to get rid of the GM concept? As long as HHH is an authority figure, I can't find a reason to keep a storyline general manager. A commissioner is possible (Mick Foley would be great to have that again), but no more GMs. As for Long, like I said before he leaves the camera for a few months and then returns or he can just do something backstage.

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 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 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!


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THE TEACHER'S LOUNGE IS NOW AIRING ON SATURDAYS!

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 (appeared on the 9/3 edition of The Teacher's Lounge)

Wrestleview News Reporter and Smackdown Recapper Mike Tedesco!

Dave Stephens was set to co-host, but blame the Blue Screen of Death for his absence this week. The September 3rd edition of "The Teacher's Lounge" featured a guest host! I welcomed Mike Tedesco (a fellow teacher from New Jersey) to The Teacher's Lounge and we talked about various topics in WWE, TNA, ROH, and other important information. We also had a great Title, Job, Fire Segment involving cartoons and cult classics. If you, the Wrestleview VIP participate via e-mail you will get a Gold Star!

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 and guest host)
• CJ Bowman (The Velvet Room and guest host)
• Nicholas Gray (The Velvet Room)
• Adam Martin (Editor-In-Chief, WrestleView Radio, and guest host)
• Paul Nemer (Site Owner)
• Evan O'Brien (WrestleView International Desk co-host and guest host)
• Darragh O'Connor (WrestleView International Desk co-host and guest host)
• Frank McMahen (WrestleView VIP member)
• Jason Namako (WrestleView VIP member)

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 (at a few pennies less than a Venti Coconut Mocha Frappachino at Starbucks). 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.