From the Desk of Mr. V #120
May 18, 2011
By: Anthony J. Valvo of


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 120th Installment of “From the Desk of Mr. V”.

Quote of the Week

To all the college graduates:

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet” – Aristotle

Now the real official song of the Class of 2011:

I heard it is a graduation song and it is Oasis. Oasis rocks. There you have it. Congratulations Seniors of both high school and college.

Teacher’s Lecture

Lecture #1: Jacob Novak is the first to go.

If any readers are keeping up with WWE NXT: Redemption (and I think you should), they knew first hand that Jacob Novak was the first to be eliminated from the latest season of NXT. Based on what I have seen this was easily the best choice by the WWE Pros and the fans that voted.

Now I am totally not one that thinks that Novak is the worst wrestler, but out of the six he was just not improving in the areas that one needs to win a competition such as this. Let’s look at the rest of the roster (from who I think will win the competition to the man already eliminated).

Titus O’Neil – He is making the most of this opportunity. His in-ring work has improved significantly since his departure from the second season. He also demonstrated a personality and works well with the crowd. Plus, Hornswoggle is a better character to the majority of the WWE fanbase. All that adds up to who I think is the favorite to win his redemption from NXT.

Byron Saxton – The fifth season showed us some promise in Saxton. Sure, he was raw in the ring, but the way he talked in front of the audience was head and shoulders better than anyone else in that season. His mic work improved even more and now he is telling a great story outside the ring with Yoshi Tatsu. As for his wrestling work, he sells way better than the roster and his offense is getting better. The experience he is getting from NXT has done wonders for his character and I hope he stays on the show until the final week.

Darren Young – Well, it looks like he and his NXT Pro Chavo Guerrero are BFFs again. He is involved in a season-long feud it seems with Titus O’Neil and Hornswoggle and now this should carry on in a storyline for a few more weeks. I found Young to be a party-loving character in the first season, but his wrestling was pretty average. After a run with The Nexus and a brief singles’ action Superstars, he went back for redemption with good spirits, but pretty boring. His character now has taken off, as his pro is rubbing off on him by “lying, cheating, and stealing” his way to victories. I have no problem with the direction, and I think this was exactly what Young needed to have staying power in the WWE. I have him in third because the WWE fans don’t like heels and it is unfortunate.

Conor O’Brian – He is only ranked ahead of Lucky Cannon because well, the fans will react to a face better than a heel. Kozlov is giving him everything he can offer, but it is up to O’Brian to deliver. Honestly, I don’t see much other than slight improvement in his character. The “rat” gimmick was good, but now he is just there. I don’t expect him to last on NXT long just because he has not improved as much as the other three ahead of him.

Lucky Cannon – He is the wild card. While I hated his character and his wrestling on the second season he has improved a ton as a character. His “De-Lish” gimmick outshines the rest of the “NXT rookies” and he is the most hated talent this year. I like how he refuses to do any challenge because it really got him nowhere the last time he was on the show. His wrestling just looks the same to me, but the way he heels it up is great. However, if the fans truly count as 50% of the vote than I don’t see him lasting much longer. It is a shame, but again fans love babyfaces, not what William Regal calls “villiantry.”

Jacob Novak (gone) – The only reason I could see him on NXT was just to have someone be eliminated first. Just watching him rap was dreadful, and his wrestling was subpar compared to the competition. Sure, his pro can doll him up to be a bigger version of Slam Master J, but it was not winning anyone over. Besides, the season is about “redemption”. Novak was nowhere close to the guys in this season in terms of wrestling. Plus, despite all that JTG could do he was just making a complete fool out of himself. I hope when the time is right the WWE gives Novak another look. He is not as bad as I am typing him out to be. He just needs more time in the FCW ring.

Lecture #2: Will the WWE have managers?

Well, it is rumored that WWE was going to use more managers with the addition to Michael Hayes (as Kidd’s manager) and possibly Jinder Mahal. Even Dave Meltzer is mentioning Arn Anderson will be a manager for somebody.

Let’s face it, some wrestlers out there may be so gifted in the wrestling ring but can’t draw a reaction from the crowd. One of the reasons is because they just can’t talk or speak in front of an audience. That is where a great manager comes to play.

The WWE did a great job at this years ago when the likes of Jimmy Hart, Bobby Heenan, Fred Blassie, Paul Bearer and Mr. Fuji. While some of the wrestlers they managed became household names, it took some time for them to speak up. One name I can easily think of is The Undertaker. Would he have a long career if he was just hovering in the WWF by himself? Do you think that a man like Paul Bearer made him a star? I think so.

TNA had a pretty solid faction a few years ago with Team Canada. With the knowledge of Scott D’Amore, Team Canada had a solid run as a team and some have had pretty successful runs with TNA Wrestling long after they faded out. D’Amore I felt made a few guys household names during his two year run with the faction. Now we easily know the names of Robert Roode, Petey Williams, and even Eric Young. All three were a champion in one way or another after the dismissal of Team Canada.

ROH helps with this as well, and probably right now are the best when it comes to utilizing managers in professional wrestling. While it is a lost art in the more popular American promotions, Ring of Honor is still making this a popular thing. First there is Prince Nana, a man that has been with the company forever with his “Embassy” faction. He managed the likes of Alex Shelley, Jimmy Rave, Claudio Castagnoli, Abyss, and now rising star Tommasso Ciampa. Nana is a phenomenal talker and all the wrestlers have to do is what they do best. Other managers in ROH right now are Shane Hagadorn (who manages The Kings of Wrestling), Truth Martini (who is at the side of Roderick Strong, Christopher Daniels, and Michael Elgin), and “Brutal” Bob Evans (who is the “coach” of Mike Bennett).

ROH is bringing back managers in professional wrestling, and I think it is about time that the WWE and TNA should consider hiring men and women to just manage. It still make me wonder why a name like James Mitchell is not managing somewhere on television right now.

Quick Lectures

Hulk Hogan said that a problem surrounding TNA is that there is a lack of awareness. It is just an excuse, students. The difference between the amount of homes between Spike TV and USA Network are very slim. I feel that it is about the product and who one is marketing it out to. WWE is a global market that reaches fans of all ages. TNA is a much smaller market that is just talking a big game. They have the financial resources, but they need to do something that is far different than what the WWE is doing. What I think is that the brass in TNA thinks about being original, not the way they are running business right at this moment. I know you heard this numerous times, but it has to be typed again.

I read on WrestleView that the WWE will be doing Raw and Smackdown tapings in October of this year. The WWE tapes shows in Europe every year and it works out very well. In Mexico, I expect it to be that way and more. The fans in Mexico are very much alive with the product. With the additions to Alberto Del Rio and Sin Cara, and with veterans of lucha libre in Rey Mysterio and Chavo Guerrero, this could be very good for the WWE. I read that they made almost $1 million at the gate during their tour in Mexico. That is a remarkable number and probably made the decision easier to have Raw and Smackdown south of the border in Mexico City.

Now that the lectures are over are there…

Any Questions?

I feel terrible, I had a couple questions and I misplaced them on my desk. So, this week there will be no questions. Now that I am on a lighter schedule I can answer questions. Just send them to me and I will try and answer them accordingly. Thanks.


Michael Cole – For purposely tripping Layla to be fed by Kharma, then running back to the “Cole Mine” once stared down by the awesomeness that is Kharma.

WWE – Please, don’t use Lawler’s mother in storylines anymore. It seriously makes me cringe.

Dolph Ziggler – “The New” Ziggler is just not working.

Booker T – For saying the word “business” way too much. Whatever happened to Black Snow?

Hulk Hogan – For your lack of research. Spike are in almost as many homes as USA Network, so the low ratings that Impact produces should not be because “our product is not shown at places”.

Christy Hemme – I can’t take her ring announcing. Sure she looks ok, but she is terrible.

Whoever the WWE Superstars in-ring announcer is – Ditto to that. Brutal!

The Time Out Chair – Toni Morrison. I got a request by Dave Stephens to put her in time out. She was not a good speaker for Rutgers commencement. Eternal Detention nomination is in store on Saturday.

Eh, let’s rundown the Eternal Detentions so next week all I have to do is copy and paste it.

Note: I decided that Mark Cuban and HDNet are no longer in Eternal Detention. Since Ring of Honor Wrestling is no longer on HDNet, I no longer care about either.

Praxis and the ETS Series
Teachers that get arrested
Ryan Clark
2010 French Soccer Team
Jeff Hardy and “The Other” Hardy
“Undefined” Alicia Fox
Mike Tenay
Hulk Hogan

NEW to the Column! “The Brody”

This is a new 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 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.

Why is it “The Brody” you ask? Well, it is because the first ever winner happens to be named Brody. Drumroll please…


After Mr. Martin provide a post about Brock Lesnar on his time in the WWE and almost breaking his neck, Brody commented with this response:

“There are no excerpts, you are a massive d***he”

Fellow WrestleView staff member Josh “Don’t call me J-Bout” Boutwell put him in his place.

To debunk the inappropriate comment, all one has to do is click on the link provided on WrestleView, then go down and click here. ABRACADBRA! You now know when Lesnar almost broke his neck (but you already knew that).

After that sound effect, I let out a “Paul Bearer” OHHHH YEEEEES

Now I will leave this to the students. Should I keep “The Brody” award in my column or should I let it be future endeavored. Vote on it in the comments section.

TWO weeks of Honor Rolls on this Mr. V installment

If I could sum up the past two week on television, I would say the first week was ok. We had some good matches, but a few (possibly due to the 90-second diva matches) matches were very sloppy and uneventful. There were some nice surprises from May 2 – May 8, 2011. If you can, I would suggest WWE Superstars. One of the matches made the honor roll for the week, but also the match between Melina and Beth Phoenix was highly entertaining.

The second week of my grading period may be the best week in months. At least one match from each show scored very good marks in my grade book. There were plenty of surprises on each show, particularly what occurred on TNA (or Impact Wrestling). Last Week, it was very hard to get on the Honor Roll.

Overall, it was a good two week span of in-ring action that I would recommend for the most part. With the news and rumors pretty light over the past two weeks, I think it is good to just escape from what some call “backstage politics” and just enjoy what is on the television sets without bias.

Mr. V’s Weekly Honor Roll For the Week of May 2 – May 8, 2011

5/02 – WWE Monday Night Raw
5/03 – WWE NXT
5/04 – OFF DAY.
5/05 – WWE Superstars and TNA Impact
5/06 – WWE Friday Night Smackdown
5/07 – This was the day you listened to the “The Teacher’s Lounge”
5/08 – OFF DAY.

Distinguished Honors – Randy Orton vs. Christian, WWE Friday Night Smackdown, May 6.

How did it end? The match ended when Christian was about to hit what I believed was the Sunset Flip off the corner, but Orton countered it with an RKO to become the New World Heavyweight Championship.

Grade: B+ (leaned toward A-).

High Honors – John Cena vs. The Miz, WWE Monday Night Raw, May 2.

How did it end? It ended when The Miz clocked John Cena with the WWE Championship to “win” via pinfall. However, when Miz and Alex Riley celebrated the referee believed that The Miz used the title so the match result was reversed and John Cena retained the WWE Championship via disqualification.

Grade: B- (leaned toward B).

Honors – Evan Bourne vs. Zack Ryder, WWE Superstars, May 5.

How did it end? This match was my surprise of the week. Both got a lot of time to showcase their talents and the match ended when Bourne connected with the ever-so popular Shooting Star Press.

Grade: B- (leaned toward C+).

Mr. V’s Grade Book for the Week of 5/2 – 5/8

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

B+: Randy Orton vs. Christian (Smackdown).

B: None to Report.

B-: John Cena vs. The Miz (RAW); Rey Mysterio and Kofi Kingston vs. Jack Swagger and Drew McIntyre (RAW); Evan Bourne vs. Zack Ryder (Superstars); Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan (Smackdown).

C+: Chavo Guerrero vs. Darren Young (NXT); Trent Barreta vs. Jey Uso (Superstars); Beth Phoenix vs. Melina (Superstars); Bully Ray and Gunner vs. AJ Styles and Daniels (TNA); Velvet Sky and Kurt Angle vs. Jeff Jarrrett, Angelina Love, and Winter (TNA).

C: Lucky Cannon vs. Conor O’Brian (NXT); William Regal vs. JTG (NXT); Sangriento vs. Suicide (TNA); Ezekiel Jackson vs. The Big Show (Superstars); Sin Cara vs. Tyson Kidd (Smackdown).

C-: Kane vs. Mason Ryan (RAW).

D+, D, or D-: Rob Terry vs. Murphy (TNA); Mickie James vs. Miss Tessmacher (TNA); Layla vs. Alicia Fox (Smackdown).

F or INC: Maryse vs. Kelly Kelly (RAW).

Mr. V’s Weekly Honor Roll For the Week of May 9 – May 15, 2011

5/09 – WWE Monday Night Raw
5/10 – WWE NXT
5/11 – OFF DAY.
5/12 – WWE Superstars and TNA Impact
5/13 – WWE Friday Night Smackdown
5/14 – This was the day you listened to the “The Teacher’s Lounge”
5/15 – OFF DAY.

Distinguished Honors – Chris Masters vs. Drew McIntyre, WWE Superstars, May 12.

How did it end? In one of the best matches in the program’s (WWE Superstars) history, Chris Master overcame a ton of offense delivered by Drew McIntyre to apply the Masterlock for the submission victory. If you are voting in the Match of the Year poll in the Forums then this should get a vote or two.

Grade: A (leaned toward A-)

High Honors – The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio, WWE Monday Night Raw, May 9.

How did it end? When it comes to three-way matches it is hit or miss. In this match, it flowed very nicely and everyone had a solid program. The match ended when Alex Riley distracted Rey Mysterio enough for The Miz to roll up Mysterio for the pinfall. The win gave The Miz a WWE Championship match at Over the Limit vs. John Cena.

Grade: A- (leaned toward B+).

Honors – 25-Man Battle Royal won by Mr. Anderson, TNA Impact (now Impact Wrestling), May 12.

How did it end? In a match that honestly told a much better story if you watched the match rather than read about it, it went down to Mr. Anderson and Bully Ray. Anderson sent Ray over the top rope to earn a TNA World Heavyweight Championship title shot at TNA Slammiversary vs. Sting.

Grade: B+.

Mr. V’s Grade Book for the week of 5/9 – 5/15

A+, A, or A-: The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio (RAW); Chris Masters vs. Drew McIntyre (Superstars).

B+: 25-Man Battle Royal to determine #1 Contender for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship which was won by Mr. Anderson (TNA).

B: Sin Cara vs. Daniel Bryan (Smackdown); Christian and Randy Orton vs. Sheamus and Mark Henry (Smackdown).

B-: Kofi Kingston vs. Jack Swagger (RAW); Tyson Kidd vs. Trent Barreta (Superstars).

C+: Byron Saxton vs. Conor O’Brian (NXT).

C: Darren Young vs. Titus O’Neil (NXT); William Regal vs. Jacob Novak (NXT); Zack Ryder vs. Vladimir Kozlov (Superstars); Crimson vs. Samoa Joe vs. Abyss (TNA); Kane vs. Wade Barrett (Smackdown); Cody Rhodes vs. Ted DiBiase, Jr. (Smackdown).

C-: Kane vs. Mason Ryan (RAW); Alex Riley vs. John Cena (RAW); Sangriento vs. Suicide (TNA).

D+, D, or D-: Eve and Kelly Kelly vs. Brie and Nikki Bella (RAW); Dolph Ziggler vs. Santino Marella (RAW); Mickie James and Miss Tessmacher vs. Madison Rayne and Tara (TNA).

F or INC: None to Report.

Current Predictions and Notes from the Faculty Standings (As of TNA’s Sacrifice)

1) Nicholas Gray (The Velvet Room)……………………………………………………….33-17 (8-1)
2) Josh Boutwell (TNA Impact Recaps/Viva La Raza)……………………………32-18 (7-2)
3) Jose Marrero (Wrestling Rumblings/The Eye Gouge)………………………….31-18 (9-0)
4) Mike Tedesco (WWE Smackdown Recapper)…………………………………..31-19 (6-3)
5) Dave Stephens (Raw Recaps/That’s a Wrap/Teachers Lounge)……….31-19 (6-3)
6) WrestleView Students (The Readers of the article)……………………………..31-19 (6-3)
7) Ryan Rivera (ROH on HDNet Recaps)…………………………………………………30-20 (6-3)
8) Gregory “Grash” Walek (WWE NXT Recapper)…………………………………….29-21 (5-4)
9) Anthony Valvo (From the Desk of Mr. V/Teacher’s Lounge)……………….29-21 (7-2)
10) Greg McNeish (The Velvet Room)……………………………………………………..27-23 (5-4)
11) Darragh O’Connor (WV International Desk)……………………………………..26-19 (6-3)
12) Clinton Bowman (The Velvet Room/Tough Enough recapper)…………26-24 (5-4)
13) Evan O’Brien (WV International Desk)………………………………………………..26-24 (4-5)
14) Matt O’Brien (Notes from the Nosebleeds)…………………………………………26-24 (5-4)

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

14: Mike Tedesco; Josh Boutwell
13: Nicholas Gray; Ryan Rivera
12: Dave Stephens; Gregory Walek; Anthony Valvo; Clinton Bowman
11: Jose Marrero; Evan O’Brien
10: Greg McNeish
9: Darragh O’Connor
8: Matt O’Brien

All the matches on the card counted.

Jose Marrero was the only person, WV Staff or Reader to post a perfect 9-0 record. Congratulations, Jose!

Due to an 8-1 record, The Velvet Room’s Nicholas Gray is the leader of the staff. I think this may be the first time he earned the spot.

29 WrestleView Students sent in their predictions and averaged out 6.44 picks correctly, so the group as a whole went 6-3.

Though Joe Devine, Jason Namako, Nick Latham, Sam Newstone, Randy McWilliams, and Jesse Grams earned an 8-1 record it was not enough to get Student of the Week. Because 2 of the 4 previous Students of the Week got an 8-1 record, they get to post pick in the article for WWE’s Over the Limit. They are Michael Fox and Goose Oberstar.

The Students of the Week that were defeated were Ricky Langston and Paul Meade. Both went 5-4.

Who’s in line for the Predictions Prize?

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 Readers at this time. The first set of parentheses is the W/L record for TNA Sacrifice. The second parentheses are the Tie-Breaker points.

Here are the names that are currently in line for a prize.

1) Jason Namako…………………………………………………36-14 (8-1) (14) – Tie for #1
2) Michael Fox……………………………………………………36-14 (8-1) (14) – Tie for #1
3) Brandon Ewing………………………………………………35-15 (6-3) (13) – #2
4) Nick Latham…………………………………………………….34-16 (8-1) (14) – Tie for #3
5) Goose Oberstar………………………………………………….34-16 (8-1) (14) – Tie for #3

Currently, we did get a new WrestleView reader with the worst record and therefore is in line of the TNA Victory Road 2009 prize. The record that earned it so far is currently 28-22.

The Next Pay-Per-View we will predict is WWE’s Over the Limit 2011. It is time to place the thinking caps on and send your predictions to or message it on Facebook.

Mr. V’s Gold Star Segment

Gold Stars brought to you by:! Take a look at Colt Cabana’s merchandise and you won’t be disappointed.

Also, while you are at it check out 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!

James Lacerenza – A good friend of mine is still doing his best to earn a $25,000 grant to send kids to Muscular Dystrophy Camp. If you can’t donate, I would like you to stop reading this for 30 seconds and go to and vote. He needs to be in the top 10 and he is currently in 53rd with 13 days to go. I know my “students” have a heart. So do something for free and vote. James gave me a video that I would like to share with all of you. The kids really enjoy this experience.

Jose Marrero – He is the only staff or reader that participated in the predictions game that got a 9-0 on TNA’s Sacrifice. Thanks to his perfect score, he is now really close to being in the lead among the WrestleView Staff.

Nicholas “OneManX” Gray – He is the NEW leader among the WrestleView Staff Members.

Goose Oberstar and Michael Fox – Thanks to their Student of the Week Standing and an 8-1 prediction record from the TNA Sacrifice PPV, they are welcomed back to provide predictions for WWE’s Over the Limit.

Jason Namako, Joe Devine, Nick Latham, Sam Newstone, Randy McWilliams, and Jesse Grams – These WrestleView Students went 8-1 as well, but were not defending the title. Still, a great score for these six readers.

Sting – He retained the TNA World Heavyweight Championship last weekend.

Kazarian – He retained the TNA X Division Championship last weekend.

Robert Roode and James – They retained TNA World Tag Team Championship.

Mickie James – She retained her TNA Knockout’s Championship.

Ricardo Rodriguez and Alberto Del Rio – For their involvement in the opening segment from the May 9th edition of Monday Night Raw. I could not stop laughing with all the interruptions.

R-Truth – Talk about reinventing your character! What a great improvement.

Kharma – Keep implant busting away. The fans enjoy it.

Bully Ray – He probably is winning the award for best gimmick among wrestling on the TNA or Impact Wrestling brand. Really enjoy the character.

Sin Cara – After a lackluster set of matches on Raw, he is back on track with some pretty solid matches on Smackdown.

Booker T – For only saying the word “business” just a mere three times last week.

CM Punk – Look guys, he is not getting de-pushed or buried. He is a top heel on Raw and in due time he will be back in that WWE Championship hunt again. Be patient.

Jerry Lawler – He earns one for attacking Michael Cole without hitting him. I can’t wait to see some Lawler Punches this weekend.

WWE Universe – For getting Jacob Novak off NXT once again. The guy is brutal and could not even have a good match against William Regal.

Chris Masters and Drew McIntyre – They may not be household names, but both took each other to the limit on WWE Superstars.

Impact Wrestling – I was interested in the product last week. Now let’s hope that it sticks and that the “Wrestling Matters” tagline is legit and not one of those “we will be better than ever” bits that have been consistently done.

Nunzio – He is back on TV! Well, on YouTube at least. He was a referee on Superstars last Thursday.

Goose Mahoney – You are still my favorite referee.

Claudio Castagnoli – He will always earn one for staying “Very European”.

To the College Graduates of 2011 – My sincere congratulations to all of you. May you all find employment in your fields sooner than later. And if you get that opportunity, I advise you to now screw it up. Which means don’t post embarrassing pictures on Facebook or Twitter. You don’t know who is watching.

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

Homework Assignment (Will go over on Mr. V #121)

The WWE has changed things up. With 30 (make it 28 since Cena was drafted twice) WWE Superstars switching brands it make me think of a two-part question.

Say you are in control of the WWE Roster. If you can draft five to seven professional wrestlers outside of the WWE (TNA, ROH, Chikara, etc.), who would they be? Also, you do not want to overload your brand. Who would you release? I gave the WrestleView VIPs an example in the 5/7 edition of “The Teacher’s Lounge”.

When I get ten unique replies, I will post them in a future column.


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 or at, 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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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 Guest (on the 4/23 edition of The Teacher’s Lounge)

WrestleView Smackdown Recapper Mike Tedesco

Mike Tedesco joined us to talk about the WWE Draft. Since Tedesco recaps Smackdown and Dave Stephens recaps Raw for WrestleView, we thought it was just right to have these guys plan what would be best for both Raw and Smackdown. Did the WWE agree with their picks? Check to see if the WWE are as smart as a couple of WrestleView’s brightest recappers.

Already on the archives we interviewed 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 and Superstars 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 NWA World Heavyweight Champion Colt Cabana.
• TNA Superstar Hernandez
• Isis The Amazon (formerly Aloisia of WWE)
• Lori Carrington (Author of “The Cruiserweight
• Crystal Mai (from

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 To sign up, click here.