Saturday, August 26, 2006

Memphis Wrestling TV Report 8.26.06

----Cory opens the show promising to reveal the new set next week at 10:00 PM. This is the last live show before the time change. He shows the clip of Jerry Lawler piledriving Nate The Rat from two weeks back.

----Show returns with Maclin stating that Nate The Rat was backstage having a meeting. Nate had all the heels around a table talking about getting rid of Jerry Lawler. He was asking them to help him eliminate Lawler. Derrick King said he couldn’t find his partner. [Stan Lee] Nate showed them something in a briefcase [which I am assuming was a bunch of money]. He was trying to get a volunteer when Reggie B Fine walked in. He said he didn’t want anything in the briefcase; he just wanted Lawler because Lawler had messed up his grill. Good segment, except anybody but FINE!!!

----“Cowboys” [Ricky Murdoch/Bill Nasty]/Humongous with Nate beat Hillbilly Jethro/JD McCain/Chris Lexx. Not much of a match as they are still putting over the Cowboys big. JD took the heat and took a good beating. JD slipped, but then dove for the hot tag to Jethro. As usual, Jethro looked great here with the hot tag. They cut him off and he tagged Chris Lexx, which got a pop from the crowd. They cut him off quick with the Cowboy double team move [Nasty holds him in a sidewalk slam as Murdoch does a flying elbow smash], then Huey did a legdrop on him for the pin. Match was sloppy when either Nasty or Murdoch was in the ring. Other than that the match was good.

----“Family of Pain” [Sgt, O’Riley/Mickey Ray] with “Hollywood” Jimmy Blaylock came out for interview. Blaylock talked about the CWA tag team straps that Rodney Grimes/Jerry Lawler hold. Thought it was weird for them talking about another promotion’s tag straps?? Grimes came out from behind the curtains and Jimmy & FOP laughed at him. Everyone laughed at him. LOL He looked real small. O’Riley/Ray beat “Picture Perfect” [John Michael/Chris O’Neal] in a short, but good bout. Crowd is so hot for the PP. Heat on O’Neal with hot tag to Michael. Hollywood distracted the ref as Ray used a cane on Michael with O’Riley pinning him.

----“Insane Clowns” [Mr Giggles/Bobo] with Rashad beat Tatt2/Neil Taylor. Another decent bout. Tatt2 looked real good here. He went for the 169, but Rashad grabbed his legs. Heat on Tatt2 with hot tag to Taylor. Taylor had Giggles in the turnbuckle doing the 10-punch spot, when Bobo hit him with the water pail. Giggles pinned Taylor. Taylor got hardway here and was bleeding.

----Lawler/Renee interview. Lawler talked about beating FOP for the belts. He talks about how they have been doing the manager vs Lawler angle for a long time with him going over all the managers. Renee challenged Nate and did a good job. He also told the story of hitting Fine in the mouth with a baseball bat a long time ago and how he had already paid for his teeth to be fixed. Not sure, but that could have been a shoot.

----Jerry Lawler with Renee beat Reggie B Fine with Nate by DQ. Fine started the heat as soon as he got in the ring throwing powder in Lawler’s face. Lawler pulled the strap down and started the comeback, when Fine cut him off and Nate threw him a baseball bat. Ref called for a DQ and Fine missed hitting Lawler a few times with the bat. Lawler then piledrove Fine. Bout had tons of heat as the fans were chanting “Jerry Jerry!!”.

----“Too Cool 2” [Flex/Tim Grind]/Derrick King/Pokerface [Giggles of the Insane Clowns] interview. TC2 wants the tag straps back and King wanted to know where his partner was?? Poker had a cool headgear thing on. Robert Gibson/Brickhouse Brown/Mr. America/Kevin White then came out to do their part of the interview.

----America/White/Gibson/Brown beat King/Flex/Grind/Poker. Lots of babyface shine here. Everyone looked good, but Flex/White messed up a spot which lead to White taking the heat. Very short heat with hot tag going to America. America sunset flipped King who was trying to hold on. He grabbed ref Jerry Calhoun, who then punched King causing King to be pinned.

----End of the show had Fine come out with a bodyguard holding an envelope marked “Top Secret” and he said it would reveal something next week that would end Lawler’s career. Nate then came out yelling saying he was not done with Lawler either. Maclin ended the show saying it would be 10:00 PM next week and he would be revealing the new set.

FINAL NOTES: The show is moving to 6:00 PM in Jackson and 10:00 PM in Memphis next Saturday…Another huge pop for “Picture Perfect”. Only person the crowd was hotter for was Lawler. They should feud them with FOP…Clowns brought out teddy bears with them and were tearing them up…I have said this before, but Renee is great on the mic. Lawler also did a good job getting over all the angles of the show up until the point of his interview. He can do that in 2 minutes and Maclin takes all the program and never gets them over…Don’t like the angle with King/Calhoun, but at least they are following storylines…If you were a fan and just turned on Memphis Wrestling for the last 3 weeks, you would be crazy not to like it. Last three weeks have been real fun with new faces and storylines.

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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Shows For The Weekend 8.24 - 8.25.06


Shows For the Weekend

----Friday night in Osceola, AR for MCW includes Motley Cruz;; The Hambones; Loose Cannon; Chris Hollywood; Big Daddy LaFonce and more.

----Friday night in Tupelo, MS for TFW has Tony Dabbs; “Pure Destruction”; Marcus O’ Neil; Scott Porteau and more.

----Friday night in Corinth, MS for USWF has Keith Haynes Jr, Neil Taylor, Brian Steele, Nikki Lace; Chris Rocker, Psycho, “Family of Pain” [Mickey Ray/Sarge O'Riley] and more.

----Saturday night in Jumpertown, MS for JWS with Jumpertown MS - Devon Raynes, Kage, The Hitman, Bless, Mark Mayhem, The Xecutioners, and many more.

----Saturday night at Peppermint Pond in Dyersburg, TN will have Motley Cruz; Tasha Simone; Kilo; 187; Frankie Tucker; Chris Hollywood and more.

----Saturday night in New Albany, MS with XWO will have Storm; Scott Porteau; Hollywood Jimmy ; "Pure Destruction", "Asylum" [Psycho/Wraith], "Family of Pain" [Mickey Ray/Sarge O'Riley] and more.

----Saturday night in Ripley, TN with TLCW -- Alex Krisis; Rude; Seth Knight; "The Golden Boy" Greg Anthony; Matt Boyce; Jon Michael ; Chris O'Neal; Dustin Starr; and more.

---- Saturday night Batesville, AR at the Old Miller Gym for Main Event Wrestling. Admission is free Crazy Luke Graham Jr. & Gerry "Chubby" Graham also Skandar Akbar, Doink, Mr. Wrestling 3, Koko B Ware, Brickhouse Brown, Joey Grunge, Adrian Steel, Casino Kid, Scott Fury, Austin Lane, The Hillbillies ( Plowboy Hays & Hillbilly Tiny), Daniel Flynn, The Danger Zone ( Hotrod Ellison & Danger Dave Foxx) and many more.

2 Tidbits - Hits and Christian Jacobs

----I would like to thank Rock103 WEGR-FM again. I had almost 5 times the amount of normal hits on the site yesterday!! I broke my daily record by doubling it. Thanks again to all the new readers and ROCK103!!

----I had the chance to see and talk with Christian Jacobs yesterday. Jacobs showed me the incision and it looked NASTY!! He went to the doctor yesterday and the doctor said it looked good. I told him he should have asked to see the doctor's wife. LOL His stomach looked UGLY!! He is healing good though and looks to be out at least another 4 weeks.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Thanks To Wake Up Crew!!

----I had a great time this morning on Rock 103 WEGR-FM. Tim Spencer e-mailed me yesterday when I had sent him the story on Vince McMahon. They covered the story and I called in. They also let me plug my site a few times. I also talked about the "Story of The Year" in this area about Memphis Wrestling changing time slots. This was about 6:30 AM in the morning, but later around 9:00 AM they mentioned the story again. The other guy that was sitting in with them [Jeff Radamaker - traffic guy] was very knowledgeable of the business. And you could tell that Bad Dog watches it every week. Thanks to the Crew!!

----I recommend you hit the ROCK 103 link above and check out the web site. You can listen to their show and station in full digital. It even comes in clear on the old computer that I have at work.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Tidbits: Tasha Simone, USWF result update, Big Card in Memphis and TCW Results

----Area manager and worker Tasha Simone had some interesting stuff on Trent Van Drisse message board about fans at a Nashville show. I thought the ECW crowd was bad. Click on Tasha's name to read the story.

----I got an e-mail as I was writing this that MAW on September 8, 2006 @ New Daisy Theater in Memphis, TN will have Raven and "Buff" Bagwell with rest of the MAW stars. Raven will be working Big Country in a "Raven Rules" match. That should be fun.

----Update on that USWF Result -- Brian Steele/Big Bad Steve beat "American Rednecks"[Dalton Storm/Curtis Ray]. I was told that the Rednecks were green and Steele looked bad in the match.

Total Chaos Wrestling "Rumble in the Bay" TV taping - 08/19/06 Results

----TCW President Devin Slim opens the show in the ring holding the TCW TV Title belt, and calls Antoin Smooth into the ring. Smooth is the manager of the TV Champion, "God's Gift" Jason Richards, who has no-showed the last 3 shows including today. He says that he is stripping Richards of the title, and Smooth is furious.Next, he calls out The Crime, who is upset because he hasn't gotten his promised title shot. Slim says that he was originally scheduled to face the TCW Heavyweight Champion in a non-title match, but he'd make it a title match...and that match would start immediately.

----Results:TCW ChampionshipReno Diamond (c) w/"The Black Out Squad" [Oz/Bishop] def. The Crime after Bishop ran in and gave Crime a devastating spear; Big Badd Steve w/Antoin Smooth def. Jake the Jackhammer with a 180° spinning side slam; TCW TV ChampionshipTatt2 def. Chris Lexx with a 901 (619) followed by a frog splash; after the match, Tatt2 attacked Devin Slim, who talked trash throughout the whole match. Slim says that stripping him of the newly-won TV title would be too easy, and that he would have a surprise very soon; and The Black Out Squad def. Marcus O'Neil and Jason Skyler after O'Neil turned on Skyler. Chris Lexx also interfered in the match, and the four men attacked Skyler afterwards until Tatt2 made the save. The Crime and Jake the Jackhammer also got involved, and the show ended with

Vince Did It!! RASSLETUBE Debuts Next Monday!!!

----Just want to remind everyone today is the official release date of the incest angle DVD. No, really when I first got to work this morning, two of my friends came up to tell me about the angle with Foley last night. I am so glad I did not watch it. Vince has done it for me. I will have to try to support TNA every week and do a TNA Ramblings. And, also for all those people that want to join me in NOT watching RAW every week, I will be debuting next Monday night - RASSLETUBE on I will have at least one hour of wrestling per week for you to watch. I will try to have it up by 6:00 PM Central Time, so for those that want to watch RASSLETUBE and RAW may do so. Also, attention all area indy promoters -- if you want your product seen, then this will be the way to do it.

Monday, August 21, 2006

8.19.06 ICW Paris, TN Results

----Wildman beat JR Rich; Who Was The Better Partner Match - Brian Michaels vs Buckwild Bill - they brawled all over the place and then decide not to split as a team; Jason Koresh [aka Void]/Neal Dream vs RL Brimstone/Brawler with Tara St Cloud - No Contest and Weasel beat The Bob of "The Big boys".

----Crowd was loud and around 50 people....Every match was pretty much hardcore...Loved the ending of Michaels/Bill match...Have you seen Void in the Koresh gimmick?? He looks very cool!!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

FEATURE ARTICLE "Daddy's Little Girl - Stephanie McMahon"

----September 24, 1976 the beautiful Stephanie McMahon was born into the wrestling business. She is a McMahon dammit!! Not only was this her day of birth, but the new “daddy’s little girl” was officially something Vince could use as an angle. Her official TV debut was when she was only 10 years old and Vince put her in front of the camera for a Roddy Piper Halloween party skit. When she was 13 years old, she was then recruited to do ads in the WWE magazine. You think this girl was spoiled?? Nah. She attended Greenwich School and then later graduated with a college degree from Boston College. Even though most people have said that the family wanted Stephanie to do something else besides wrestling, which I think is just a work, she wanted to help in the business. I am only speculating here, but Vince was probably just so happy that “daddy’s little girl” was going to be part of the business.

----In 1998, Stephanie began her official job at WWE as an Account Manager. It was later in the year that she began appearing on TV. Her first major angle was when the Undertaker abducted her and it was later revealed that her daddy had paid Taker to do it. This lead to her almost being married to Taker, but it was stopped by Steve Austin. I liked this angle and always found Stephanie entertaining, even when people were giving her a hard time for being on the TV show too much. She is a good looking lady and has tons of charisma. She comes off sexy and a total super bitch.

----Stephanie continued to be involved with tons of what I would considered “over the edge” angles. Let’s take a look---

*Abducted by Undertaker.
*Brother’s jealous over her “boyfriend” Test feud.
*Married HHH in Vegas when she was drunk & drugged.
*Said to be responsible for “ok’ing” the Kate Vick storyline.
*Feuding with other family members – slapping her mom.
*”I Quit” Match with her father.
*Falsely told HHH she was pregnant
*Help drug Shawn Michaels in March of this year for him to lose to Shane.

----As you can see, Stephanie has not been one to step aside from doing a controversial angle. I guess that is part of the McMahon in her coming out. I do understand being a wrestling promoter that you would want to push the envelope just a bit. I have always liked the edgy storylines.

----I remember writing a storyline for ICW out of Malden, MO that when I ask my announcer Jeff O’Dell what he thought of it, he said “Not my kind of angle, but it did get over.” But, what would O’Dell know right?? LOL I had a heel team called “InHumane Society” [Krusher/Tony Diamond/Rod Dent III], which were getting more cheers than some of my babyfaces. I am not against heels getting cheered, but I felt that later on in the storyline that I had written, they had to be heels for it to get over. The angle I wrote had Krusher’s real life [Tammy] wife come out to do an interview. I just told her to get over the fact that she was tired of Krusher being a heel. She went out and did a fabulous interview and very believable. Krusher then proceed to jump his wife and bust her head open. He bladed her and she bled buckets!!! The marks totally got on her side and actually hated Krusher for what he had done to her. All 40 people booed him then. LOL I only bring up this angle, because I don’t want you the reader to think that I am little mister innocent when it comes to wrestling angles. If you look at that angle as being real, you would see a husband beating his wife so bad she almost bled to death.

----Did I cross the line?? Crossing the line in wrestling is defended simply by saying “Well, it is wrestling.” and most people will just take it at face value.

----One of my favorite message boards to visit is Death Valley Driver Video Review Message Board. The only thing that I hate about this board and it is also my bitch about others is that people do not use their real names. But, other than that, the board has a motley group of workers, smarts and marks that make it enjoyable. I am doing my usual reading and scanning of stuff when I come across an entry titled “I really, really, hope this is a joke, Mr. McMahon DVD review from pre-release copy”, so I went to it. I think that Vince McMahon has finally lost his mind. I thought, “ Is this for shoot?” And as Dave Meltzer said in response to that question in an e-mail, “Yes, and I think he was trying to make sure he lost all his sponsors.”

---I linked myself to the DVD Talk Forum to see for myself and here is what the poster Shacmasta said about his advance copy of the Vince McMahon DVD..

“The Get the F' out of here moment of the DVD....Stephanie tells us about how vince wanted to do an "incest" angle. You still there?Vince wanted to be the father of Steph's baby, She thankfully rejected that idea, but then threw her the possibility of Shane being the father instead. She again said no.”

----Vince McMahon you are completely nuts!! You are truly a sicko. Does this fall under the lines of “It’s just wrestling!!”??? This is a real life father wanting to portray he is the father of his DAUGHTER's baby. I know the line that Vince would probably give – “It is just a storyline – just like a movie or TV show.” You know I might watch “Law & Order: SVU” and hate the incestuous character, but guess what?? He is not using his real daughter!!!

----The DVD board was full of responses and I reprint them here, because I could not have said any of these things any better than they convey.

“….I have thought for a while that Vince is not a character anymore that he is just this insane energy powered psycho running around on live TV that has no idea where the line is. I guess I was right” wrote Collateralxxx

Mark Target wrote, “Since nobody has mentioned it yet, I'll throw in how godawful it is that he'd subject his grandchild to a life of humiliation for the sake of an angle.Do you think for a second anyone would have ever let that child live down the "product of incest" stigma? People on television have been ruined for life, playing out completely fabricated stories having nothing to do with their own lives. This would have been the case of an innocent child forced to start his/her life as the punchline of her grandfather's sick grab for ratings (that would never materialize).I actually have more respect for Stephanie and Shane now. Thank god they didn't inherit their father's complete lack of common sense and forethought.”

“I hope the things like this will convince people that there are much better things to put their money into than the E. Whether it's old tapes or puro or whatever. This guy will continue to drag wrestling into the ground much further than it's ever been. Angles like this, the god angle, etc. are plenty of reason to stop watching. That's what I did and I haven't heard of one thing that has happened to make me regret it and I doubt I ever will. It almost leaves you speechless to hear these kinds of things about the CEO of a multi-million dollar business.”
wrote NateroB.

Screwtape had a totally different view about it, but I do see what he is saying…..

“It surprises me that people are stunned that Vince McMahon wanted to do an angle where he would have impregnated his own daughter. You people are astonished. You people are shocked. You people can go fuck yourselves.You people watched Eddie Guerrero's death be used for ratings and said "It's only wrestling"You people watched Sandman smack a stripper on the head with a cane and said "It's only wrestling"You people watched Hassan mimic an actual beheading a week after the fact and said "It's only wrestling"You people say that a particular match was classic because of how bloody it was - because "It's only wrestling"You people made a hero out of someone with a borderline abortion gimmick and said "It's only wrestling"You people excuse everything in wrestling because it's wrestling, and you have the gall to act surprised when the barrel bottom gets deeper? Fuck you people. Vince wants to tell the world he fucked his daughter? It's only wrestling.”

Sek69 wrote, “I just pictured Steph in one of those horribly awkward "hot WWE chick has to pretend she's sexually aroused by Vince's 60+ year old steroid bloated physique" skits that pretty much every female in the company has had to take part in at one point or another, and I think I just threw up a little. Count me among the "not really surprised Vince would suggest it, but surprised he'd let people mention it on a DVD" crowd. You don't have to be Sigmund Freud to figure out Vince has some real women issues that we get to watch him work out every Monday night.”

Woodoo wrote, “Vince ogling Steph's tits constantly was no mistake. It was like clockwork. It seemed like they were going to do an incest deal when Steph did the thing about Vince pimping her out to business associates. They were so primed to go with a "Vince broke her in/turned her out/took her virginity" type thing but thankfully they shyed away.”

And finally Scott wrote, “We're talking about the GENETIC JACKHAMMER here. Why wouldn't he want to bang his own daughter? Just think, he could come on TV and talk about the product of his semen AND his daughter's ovaries! And the storyline would be, he wanted to make a "super McMahon" and not have it's genes soiled by inferior DNA.”

---Scott might be on to something here. Most people that try to make you think incest is ok, will write about how history shows us that incest is ok. I took this from the Google groups.

“a common thread throughout Egyptian history was intermarriage between brother/sister and some other close marriages. Even one instance where a brother/sister marriage produce a male child who was later married to his monther and they had a child together - the implications of that are enormous, but there is no talk about emotional/psychological scarring as a result of the incest. It was accepted as quite normal and in the case of Egyptian royalty it was expected since they didn't want to bring commoner blood into the royal linage.”

---Damn, I am not one to look down on someone that has a fetish or not “norm” sexual preference, but this all is just sick to me. I actually had a friend tell me a few months back that she couldn’t believe how many sex stories were getting into incest. She is an avid reader of “Penthouse Forum” type books. And she said, right beside the Forum books are books dedicated solely to incest stories.

----My props go out to Stephanie for refusing to do this angle. I do think your daughter will thank you when she learns of this down the road. Thank you for not being “daddy’s little girl” this time. And, Vincent Kennedy McMahon admitted to being molested himself in a Playboy interview. Do you give that as an excuse?? Hell no!! Here is what Vince said about people that have excuses in Playboy.

“You know, I'm not big on excuses. When I hear people from the projects, or anywhere else, blame their actions on the way they grew up, I think it's a crock of shit. You can rise above it. This country gives you the opportunity if you want to take it, so don't blame your environment. I look down on people who use their environment as a crutch.”

----It took me a few months to get that bad taste out of my mouth from the Guerrero angles. Then when I started this online zine, I felt I needed to watch the product to review it. Well, Vince you can go fuck yourself. Ok, don’t do that as you would probably like it. I am just going to do the right thing here – if you don’t like what is on TV - change the channel. Well, RAW will be replaced this Monday with either a movie or Monday Night Football.

What Really Grinds My Gears

----This goes back to my inspiration for the “Kayfabe” article that I wrote. Almost every week I have a worker writing me saying I don’t have the right to say they are a bad worker. This goes out to everyone of you guys that think I know nothing about the business or you think I am the reason wrestling is in the shape it is now. Read it – it is addressed to you!!!

I understand you are considered a good worker by the people that matter. But, my friend, understand this -- I have done it, I know it is hard as hell. I sucked. If you put yourself out there on TV or at live matches, then you are fair game. No matter what you think. Hey bro, go to and type "brian tramel wrestling" and see what the second link is?? I did that and everyone has their right to their own opinion. I know a lot of you guys personally and we have probably spoke a few times thru the years -- respect my opinion or just tell me to fuck off. If I don’t mean anything, then ignore me. Don’t come to my site. Just don't tell me I don't have the right to write it. Would you have liked it better if I would have just said "INSERT WORKER OF CHOICE HERE was fantastic!! High flyer!! Everything looked perfect!!" No bs from me, so don't bs me.

----I feel better now. Thanks for your support.

8.19.06 OSCW Paragould, AR Results

----Hambone #2 beat Sargent Shakedown; Loose Cannon defeated the Blakester by DQ; Chris Austin defeated Loose Cannon; Big Indian Coyete beat Hambone #1; OSCW Heavyweight Champion Buster “HELLRAISER” Johnson beat Julio Guerrero to retain Title; Big Indian Coyete defeated Hamhock and in the main event - Kid Krazy and the "Suicide King" Ray Ray went to a draw in a Steel Cage Ladder match for the OSCW Next Division Title when both wrestlers grabbed the Next Division Title at the same time.

----There were only about 40 people there. It is just so hot to have wrestling somewhere without an AC building. That is the main reason I did not travel to see the card. Gate was around $220...Hillybilly Nate was a no show...If anyone taped this show, I want to see the Cage Match!!! Please send me a copy. I will review it on the site and sell copies of it if you want. LOL I want to see it!!!

8.18.06 USWF Corinth, MS Results

----Keith Haynes beat Danny Morris; Izzy Rotten over Cab kid; Brian Steele/Steve beat ?/?; "Family of Pain" [Sgt O'Riley/Mickey Ray] over Psycho/Buzz Harley to win the tag straps back; and Neil Taylor/Chris Rocker vs Oz/Bishop was No Contest as they brawled all over the building.

----Results were sketchy, so I am not sure about the who Brian Steele's partner was or who they beat??...Are these the USWF Tag straps that FOP won back??...Taylor's return to Corinth that I reported only two weeks ago. LOL