Thursday, February 24, 2011

TNA loves Jersey

First, TNA got J-Woww. On March 3, TNA will debut Bart Scott (the Jets linebacker... they play in Jersey) and Angelina (from Jersey Shore).

(Bart Scott's promo, er, post-game interview with Sal Paolantonio)

And that's not even the biggest news for the March 3 Impact... That night will also mark the return of Hulk Hogan!

In fact, Scott will be assisting Hogan as he faces off (in whatever capacity they can) against Kurt Angle and Kazarian.

Angelina is expected to befriend Cookie and Robbie E., and then call out J-Woww.

Monday, February 21, 2011


Chris Jericho recently retweeted a fan's observation that's tonight's episode of Raw is titled "Why 2-21-11" and concluded that Why=Y, 2=2, and 21-11=10=J (the tenth letter of the alphabet).

So, that, coupled with the fact Jericho's book signing for tonight was cancelled, means the theory that Jericho will come out dressed as Taker, creating massive heel heat, is true, right?

Eh, no...

If you checked the title of Raw last week, it was "Leave it to Bieber," hinting that Justin Bieber was the guest host of WrestleMania 27, not The Rock. So, that means you can pretty eliminate the Jericho theory.

Unless they are fooling us again, knowing we know what they did to us last week...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Undisputed Champion of Literature

I walked into catering and saw Vince talking talking to The Undertaker. He still hadn't said word one to me about the championship and I assumed he wasn't going to. When I went over to say hello, Vince said sarcastically, "You can tell that the business is going down the toilet when we're going to make Jericho the champion."
That was the extent of Vince's big talk with me. Not exactly the vote of confidence I was hoping for, but at least I knew for sure that I was really going to be winning the title.
Vince wandered away, and Undertaker said, "Do it, man. It's your time. Go out there and kick some ass."
It was nice to have someone's blessing, even if it was a dead man's.
(from Undisputed)

Chris Jericho's newest memoir, Undisputed: How to Become the World Champion in 1,372 Easy Steps, takes the reader through Jericho's adventures in the WWE and his band, Fozzy.

He takes the reader on a journey, starting from his first step out of the WWE curtain through his mistakes, friendships and triumphs. You feel like you are in the same room as him, and he is an old buddy catching you up on his life with great detail.

It's not just a wrestling book... as I said before, it's a journey, relatable to anyone in any business, complete with mentors, buddies, enemies and lessons we all could learn.

And, along way, he never forgets to rib fellow bestselling author Mick Foley, who has never beaten Jericho.

His first book, A Lion's Tale, was a New York Times Bestseller, and I have no doubt Undisputed will be one, too.

Undisputed is available tomorrow, and I highly recommend you get your hands on it in your favorite means. After reading my advance copy, I am hungrily waiting for Jericho to give us a trilogy.

He has a book signing scheduled for tonight at Bookends in Ridgewood, if you are reading this in time. For a complete list stops on his book tour, visit


For those of you who saw the most electrifying man in all of entertainment, The Rock, return to Raw last night, I am sure it was an enjoyable experience ...

... unless, like many people, your DVR cut off too soon because the show ran ridiculously long.

Here is the official WWE video of Rock's 8 1/2 minute promo in its entirety (actually they cut out a lot of the cheering that delayed the show), including Rock's assertion that John Cena came out of Barney the dinosaur's anus.
I would have just embedded it, but apparently, WWE doesn't permit that.

Enjoy. We'll have all the coverage you can handle of the big 2.21.11 next week.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Road to Host

Since Vince McMahon announced last week that he would be announcing the guest host of WrestleMania this week, fans have been fluttering all over the Internet over who this new mystery person could be.

This weekend, someone got word from some anonymous WWE employee the mystery person was The Rock.

That would be awesome, if true, but after taking off the People's glasses, I'm not sure it fits.

First, I've already read somewhere awhile ago that Bob Barker (of Price is Right fame) would be appearing at WrestleMania. What would his role be if it's not guest host?

Second, WrestleMania is in Atlanta, not Hollywood or Miami. Wouldn't it make more sense for an Atlanta celebrity to host? Usher, a WWE fan who does fit the description McMahon gave, has been everywhere lately, so why not WrestleMania?

Fortunately, we don't have long to wait for the solution to this mystery...

Friday, February 4, 2011


Did Eric Bischoff basically admit that Kevin Nash, Booker T and Sting ruined their "They" plotline? Did Dixie Carter imply that it was screwed by Nash?

(Bischoff talks about Nash, Booker and Sting at the 4 minute mark...)

Well, that's what it sounded like to me. Of course, Sting is still up in the air, no matter what Bischoff says.

I mean, he's still listed on TNA's roster.

Carter did not confirm nor deny the rumors about Sting. WWE technically has not either.

If TNA still has Sting and they're smart, they should have Sting make some sort of an appearance on Feb. 17, the Impact before Raw with the 2-21-11 appearance. Then, they will get some payback, ruining the hype that it could be Sting.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The stinging undertaking

First, WWE stole Kevin Nash and Booker T from TNA, if you believe that "They" was to include them. Now, it appears Hell has frozen over and Sting will be making his WWE debut soon.

The New York Post is reporting that Sting signed a one-year deal with the WWE. Oh, and it also helps Sting was not part of the "They" revealed at last night's Impact taping. (I won't reveal who "They" are, in case you don't want it spoiled.)

In case you aren't aware, Sting has told several sources, including The Trentonian, he would not want to work for Vince McMahon. So, I really don't want to believe this until I see it.

The 2-21-11 promo that aired on Raw could quite possibly be the Stinger. It could also be The Undertaker.

Yes, Taker did just start physical therapy last month, but everyone seems optimistic that he will be able to perform at WrestleMania. He could easily return without competing, simply because his character can do alot with touching a soul.

Remember, last year Edge returned far earlier than expected with a Royal Rumble win, but never actually wrestled until WrestleMania.

Does McMahon win anything if he has stolen Nash, Booker and Sting from TNA's "They" storyline? Not really future-of-the-company-wise (these guys are all approaching Hall of Fame age in their careers), but he gains a new announcer with Booker (we'll see how well he does Friday night), Nash has an undetermined role right now (personally, I think he would make a great Tough Enough coach with occasional ring appearances) and Sting, well, he'll finally get the one legend who has escaped him all these years.

(Who would Sting have a beef with? Who would he face at WrestleMania? I don't think it would be Taker, as some are spreading. Possibly Cena, or even a returning Triple H, who wanted a meaningful return.)

I'm sure he also sold a few more Royal Rumble PPVs with the rumors all weekend about Nash and Booker (okay, and a few more from the others rumored who didn't show).

Oh, and he really gets to laugh every time sometime says "TNA."


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