Friday, August 28, 2009

Smackdown loses two stars

Jeff Hardy is leaving the WWE for the time being because he is "burned out," several sources say. His contract has expired, and Jeff, who turns 32 on Monday, decided to take some time off, and the WWE has said they will welcome him back whenever he's ready to return. It's possible this is all for show (we've been fooled before), but this one appears to be for real.

"When the time is right, I'll see you all again," Jeff said after losing in the Steal Cage Match.

Interestingly, another star is leaving for 30 days thanks to a violation of the Wellness Policy-- Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio! According to, the suspension will be effective Sept. 2-- I guess this is so they can get that belt off his waist and hand it off to Dolph Ziggler.

It is a good thing Taker is coming back next week to distract us...

Monday, August 24, 2009

Update: Fan attacks referee

Rumor has it the fan who attacked the referee may be the newest member of Legacy. Now, I'm not sure about the reliability of my sources, however, it is believed the person is Brett DiBiase, Teddy's little brother.

Brett does have a contract with the WWE, and he has been performing in FCW for about a year.

I'm sure that if this information is correct, we'll find out later tonight on Raw. (By the way, Floyd Mayweather's run in with police earlier today will not affect his hosting gig tonight, AP says.)

So, either they didn't let John Cena know they were doing this, or the man really is a great actor...

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Fan attacks referee

A fan jumped into the ring and put a referee in a chokehold during the Orton v. Cena match at Summer Slam Sunday night.

After three restarts due to Randy Orton trying to cheat his way to retaining the title, John Cena was in position to win with Orton in the STFU. Suddenly, a man wearing a white T-shirt and jeans slid under the bottom rope and attacked the ref. Security quickly grabbed the man, pulled him out of the ring and escorted him backstage. Meanwhile, the ref held his throat, Orton backed out of the ring and Cena stood back in shock and almost fear. After the stun was over, Randy made his way over to the ramp side of the ring, RKO'd Cena, and quickly pinned him for the win.

Fans online in WWE's live chat wondered if the interruption was planned or an actual rowdy fan, and the WWE representatives in the room, Corey Clayton and The Fink, had no answer. As soon as I find out any more information, if any more is released (sometimes these things are swept under the rug to discourage this kind of conduct), I will let you know...

By the way, TAKER IS BACK!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

What's next for DX?

Yes, it's already in the bag that DX will win at Summer Slam, since the Legacy boys were able ambush them Monday night. (Oh, and I did like DiBiase's "The answer to your question is yes, we're ready.") So, even though I am still purchasing the PPV and throwing a DX party, I have moved on and am wondering what's next for one of our favorite duos?

I say, they start a search for new members and have initiations/hazing for those interested, playing off Randy Orton's initiation process for joining Legacy. I can see Triple H introducing the idea-- "You know, Shawn, we're no spring, uh, chickens anymore..."

Then, I can see Santino, The Miz, maybe even MVP, oh, and to get one of the Divas involved, Kelly Kelly, too, being paraded around the ring frat-boy style dressed in drag and being made to pull pranks on guys like the Big Show and of course, Michael Cole. Perhaps they will have an encounter with Vince McMahon, who will stop by to tell Triple H and Michaels to stop the hazing process, they can get sued, blah, blah, blah.

Now, I really don't see any of these guys, except maybe Kelly, actually getting the privilege of induction into DX, but it will be fun to watch.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Wrestling Soup

Just a few random thoughts...

- Shawn Michaels did what many wish they could-- he played a little Sweet Chin Music on his boss before quitting. (oh, yeah, and rejoining Triple H as DX)

- Speaking of Raw, I'm wondering when the WWE will have to tap out of the guest host stint due to a lack of interested parties-- this week we had WWE employee Sgt. Slaughter, and next week we have former Smackdown writer Freddie Prinze, Jr. Jeremy Piven's appearance should make anyone embarrassed to plug a movie on Raw. Interestingly, Prinze actually could plug his newest project, but because "24" will probably air against Raw - as my DVR knows all too well - he probably can't.

- Could Christy Hemme wear any less clothing in the ring?

- UFC 100, featuring Lesnar v. Mir, will air on Saturday at 10 p.m. on Spike.

- Thought you'd never see Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka? Well, he's scheduled to appear at the NWS show in Basking Ridge July 22. Tickets start at $18, go to for more information.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

If I were GM...

Vince McMahon still isn't happy with Smackdown GM Teddy Long's abilities to run the Friday night show. As a result, I have come up with a list of things I would do differently if I were GM. Perhaps if he reads this, Vince will give me a shot when SD comes to Trenton Oct. 6...

1. Cut off CM Punk's mic after 1 minute. He talked for 8 minutes this week, but it felt like 30. I really find it interesting how they flipped his character to a heel, but it's not interesting when he says the same thing every week, and repeats everything a few times in one promo. We get it, really.

2. Let Maria know Dolph Ziggler was once in the Spirit Squad. (Nicky!)

3. Change Mike Knox's character. He needs to be something more interesting, like the new Typhoon.

4. Instead of opening the show with talking, I would open it with something to get the blood flowing-- Rey Mysterio, Cryme Tyme, R Truth or John Morrison would always open the show in a match.

5. Let Natalya wrestle. Why isn't she being used as a wrestler? She didn't go through the Dungeon to be a valet!