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, a cold beverage, and buy me some peanuts and/or cracker jacks. I hope you enjoy the 124th installment of “From the Desk of Mr. V”.
Enjoy some music while you are reading the early parts of the column. How about some Foo Fighters?
Quote of the Week
“When I was onstage doing the work, adrenaline killed the pain because I never hurt in front of an audience.” – Jerry Lewis
Oh No, Orton!
The following is based on a report that Randy Orton suffered a concussion last week. If this is true, be entertained by this next piece. If this is not true, stick with being entertained. Thank You.
I read on WrestleView on June 15th that during the Smackdown overseas tour Randy Orton suffered a concussion in Spain. I hate to assume anything, but since many wrestling news sites pretty much confirmed it I will just go with the story.
I had a feeling that it may have happened. I hate when concussions are used in storylines, but when they are real any company in any sport or entertainment business knows a portion of the dangers of these injuries. However, in a business like sports entertainment or professional wrestling, the show must go on with or without the stars.
My take on this is simple. The report stated that it will be a “day of the game decision” regarding whether or not Randy Orton can participate in the match on Sunday.
Now there are many around the wrestling community thinking “What Now?” Orton is currently booked to co-main event the next WWE Pay-Per-View, which is Capitol Punishment. Orton’s opponent is Christian, a man who just turned heel and many believe that he should still be the World Heavyweight Champion. I am one that was a bit upset with the recent title run that Christian had, but it is a bigger picture and I am almost certain that Christian will win the title once again.
Now I was chatting with my Teacher’s Lounge intern the other day (Frank McMahan for those who don’t know) and I decided to ponder a best and worst case scenario. I also went to booking mode, and if my ideas are a bit scattered then accept my dearest apologies.
IF ORTON IS CLEARED: Well, this is the simple part. Orton wrestles against Christian and I will award Orton with winning spot. Christian is a great heel and a heel Christian is booked as an unbalanced and undisciplined Christian. It keeps the story going strong until SummerSlam. I would not make this match last more than ten minutes, just in case Orton gets hurt again. However, Christian is one of the best and safest workers on the Smackdown roster so I can give the program a decent amount of time.
Now before there are e-mails saying I am crazy that Christian will lose again, don’t we all forget what the next Pay-Per-View will be? Yeah, WWE’s Money in the Bank. I would book Christian as the Smackdown Case Winner, have him cash it in on that night or the following Smackdown and win the World Heavyweight Championship. Then the program continues with SummerSlam and Orton wins the title back because let’s face it, the brand circles around Orton. Orton is the Sun, and the other WWE Superstars are orbiting around him.
Now I will try and book “Worst Case Scenario”
IF ORTON IS NOT CLEARED: This is going to be rehashed, but Orton gets “injured” backstage (whether it be Christian most likely or someone else booked to make a statement) and therefore is not able to compete at Capitol Punishment. So that would make the World Heavyweight Championship vacated. Christian comes out and demands that he is immediately crowned the new champion. However, Teddy Long has his “HOLD ON PLAYA” lines.
Now we are known that the Card “can be” subject to change. Sometimes it can be for the better, sometimes it could be for the worse. But here is an idea that can make the occasional fan scream.
Who can Christian battle for the World Heavyweight Championship? Well, the obvious would be SHEAMUS, right? The guy has the size, work ethic, and hunger to be booked the champion on Smackdown. However, he is not able to compete. So you think the Smackdown writing team is in a jam, right? Well, I am going to propose this plan and I think many will hate me for this.
Smackdown’s writing team has a guy all along, someone who has been in the company for a while yet never won a World Championship. He turned heel, but can easily be turned a face once again because after Orton the talent among good guys decreases significantly (Daniel Bryan is in a feud with Cody Rhodes and Sin Cara is nowhere near ready). May I suggest this man to be Christian’s opponent for Capitol Punishment if Randy Orton cannot compete.
Mr. V Note: One of my best friends is going to hate me for this, but worst case scenario let’s turn MARK HENRY face to battle Christian in Orton’s place.
That’s right! On Sunday, in case of an Orton injury we can book Mark Henry vs. Christian. They have worked together recently and had some good matchups, so why not put this in on the card? To make this even more shocking, have the good guy Mark Henry win his first World Heavyweight Championship on Sunday. Yeah, I would book that. I would book Christian being slightly distracted by Orton (who would be positioned at the ramp) and Henry seizes his moment. Henry hits the World’s Strongest Slam and wins the belt!
Now before I get the hate-mail (or hate texts if your name is Travis) let’s all remember what the next PPV is. That’s right it is Money in the Bank. Still, I would book Christian to win Money in the Bank and cash it quickly to defeat Mark Henry (in case I want to keep Orton out until the middle of July) to be a 2-Time World Heavyweight Champion.
Then once Orton is 100% and concussion symptom-free, have him chase Christian a bit. Yeah, have Christian talk a good game and run away when Orton is coiled. Let the chase end at SummerSlam and Randy Orton wins back the title.
There, Worst Case it can still be elementary, my dear students. Mark Henry would be adored by the wrestling community again (with the face turn), as he will be that mid-card underdog that finally win the World Title (hey, before you argue Kane and Jack Swagger held that belt. Henry has worked equally as hard if not harder than them). Christian will be a champion again at next month’s PPV, and then Orton (the face of Smackdown) wins back the title when he is free from concussion-like symptoms. Smackdown is the show where there are a lot of experimenting. So why not let this booking come to fruition.
So there you have it, class. A teacher’s way to solve the WWE possible dire issue of Orton being sidelined for a few weeks and providing some shockers and twists which will lead to the obvious, Randy Orton 100% and winning the World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam. So to the writers of the WWE, take my idea. I will allow it. Besides, most the people who are going to buy the Capitol Punishment show wants to see which “Little Jimmy” gets called out by R-Truth anyway.
TNA is bringing the six-sided ring back, but only for the Destination X Pay-Per-View on July 10, 2011. I have to say this is a good move for TNA as they are going all out to promote their X Division for this one-night only theme. I must be weird, but regardless if the ring is four or six sides, TNA needs to do everything to keep their most loyal fan base interested.
Like last year’s Hardcore Justice, this will be a very nostalgic show. Guys like AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Christopher Daniels, and many other X Division competitors will appear in this show. Some are under contract, while some are only going to appear once. If they book this show properly, this could be their most popular show in 2011. However, if this show fails then there will be a lot of explaining to do. Based on the early storylines (including a rejuvenated Brian Kendrick and his quest for the X Division championship), it should at least give the fans some hope that there will be better things to come.
There were five WWE developmental releases a few days ago. Two notables wrestlers were Jacob Novak and Michael Tarver, both alumni of the NXT program. The other three never sniffed the WWE ring. Novak was just lousy in the ring and had no personality. I think the WWE tried everything they could with Novak and in the end the fans just won’t give him any reaction (thus being eliminated first on NXT on seasons four and five). I think the WWE sees no potential in this guy and I thought it was the proper time to just cut ties with Novak. Now Michael Tarver I was a bit disappointed. I watched Tarver in FCW and he had a great gimmick and I thought his mic work on NXT Season one was better than all but Wade Barrett. Tarver looked to improve in the ring until his unfortunate injury. I expect Tarver to be seen somewhere else in the future. While there were weaknesses, I think Tarver can be an asset to any professional wrestling company.
Rhino signed a deal with Ring of Honor this will and will be aligned in The Embassy. His first match will be against Homicide in the next Internet PPV known as Best in the World 2011. I find this to be a very good hire for ROH as they return to television in the future. While Rhino is not the usual household name, this gives ROH a name that some fans recognize and will be a great variable to The Embassy. Since dissolving The Embassy from the HDNet era, they got a bit stronger with the additions to Princess Mia and a rising star in Tomasso Ciampa. Add Rhino to The Embassy gives them a powerful brawler that could create some stories for a guy like Homicide and possibly others. Short term, it is a solid move. I am not sure about the long term.
Finally, I read on WrestleView that Luke Gallows (Festus, Freakin’ Deacon) got a tryout match in TNA on the past tapings. Gallows was a wrestling that I felt could have done some good mid-card stuff in the WWE and his release from the company last year came as a surprise. I heard that Gallows has been wrestling all around the world and I applaud him for still working on his craft and still having fun. Can I picture Luke Gallows making a difference in TNA? Probably not in the main event scene. However, if some of the bigger guys in TNA don’t step up I can see Gallows taking their spots. He is only in his late 20s, so he still has a lot of years left in him. So in my opinion whoever acquired Gallows (look I know his real name is Drew Hankinson) will get a solid competitor that has a lot of room to improve. And from his interview I listed on Colt Cabana’s “Art of Wrestling”, I think he is willing do work with others to help all around him get better.
There were no questions this week, but I would love to read what kind of questions you have. If you want to ask me a question, then please send it to me at email@example.com.
Jinder Mahal – The guy is given a spot on the WWE roster and after a couple weeks, I don’t see the value in him outside being a manager. I just hope that I am wrong.
WWE – I will mockingly put them in detention for not placing Zack Ryder on the card somewhere (somehow) on Monday Night Raw. He would have easily got the reaction. This was one of those times where Vince McMahon should have “given the people what they want”.
Johnny Curtis – Well, he did dump milk over his head. Winning the Indianapolis 500 is the only reason to dump milk on your head.
Hulk Hogan – Way to leave Matt Morgan out to dry in a recent interview. Taking meaningless shots at another company is one thing. But taking a shot at one of your employees when the person making the quote hasn’t done much of anything since signing with the company?
Fans who think “6 Sides” should be more than just one day – I think the Six-sided ring is perfect for the Destination X Pay-Per-View. Having the 6-sides any longer than one day will not be a good thing anymore.
Miami Heat – Well, I am not knocking the Heat for losing in the NBA Finals with arguably the biggest divas in the NBA today. But it is because of the lack of sportsmanship and responsibility afterwards.
LeBron James – Someone seriously should cut him off of Twitter the way some on Twitter cut Dixie Carter off Twitter for a while.
Anthony Weiner – Well, I usually take politics out of my column, but just think of the name. Why do you believe he made my detention list this week?
Stinkbugs – I personally want to “thank” the tourists who brought these hideous, foul-smelling things into Pittsburgh. I give advice on The Teacher’s Lounge on the best way to get rid of them. They involve flushable baby wipes.
The Time Out Chair – Mike Tenay and Taz. Tenay is easily the worst commentator in professional wrestling right now. It is a shame that he does not call a match the way he did years ago, because his bantering with Taz is worse than Michael Cole interrupting a Divas match. As for Taz, I think now there is a reason why Vince McMahon just let him go. Taz needs someone to yell in his earpiece because some of his commentary is completely irrelevant.
Praxis and the ETS Series
Teachers that get arrested
Stinkbugs (NEW ENTRY)
2010 French Soccer Team
Jeff Hardy and “The Other” Hardy
“Undefined” Alicia Fox
Westboro Baptist Church (this was a nomination and I accept. They are despicable.)
LeBron James (NEW ENTRY)
Thanks to Scottie Poindexter for the song.
As previously announced on Mr. V #120, 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 WrestleView.com. 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.
As I was reading the comments from recaps to articles to indy news I did not see many “Brody” worthy comments. Maybe “The Brody” is catching on and most are actually making sense. I am still upset that “Dr. Todd” did not accept his Brody, but that is a different story.
So this week I had to really dig deep. I had it down to a comment from the Raw Recap or a comment from the Orton/concussion article. It was a tossup, but I decided to go with Durell Pollard’s comment regarding Randy Orton’s concussion.
The “Brody” worthy comment was this: “Theres no way they are cancling that match. That would be another smack in our face. If that is true, the match should go on and Christan becomes the new world champion. Stop playing games with us. I guess ppv is going to suck @$$. They already hyped the match. What are they going to do? Act like it was never going to happen?”
Now I will debunk this “Brody-winning” comment in the most intelligent way possible.
1) There is a way to cancel the match, if there is a worst case scenario. Have Christian “take out” Randy Orton and vacate the championship for the Smackdown main event. There can be a way. Worst case scenario is to have Sheamus battle Christian for the Championship, then have a Three-Way when Orton is healthy. Besides, if one is shelling over 40 bucks for the PPV then they better have more than at least two matches that interests them. And if I was “booking” the match I am looking after the safety of the top star. If it would be Sheamus vs. Christian I would still have Christian chase. Sheamus can hold the title and I would be completely fine with it. To summarize, there are ways to twisting this storyline. Besides, if I was “booking” this, then I would have a bigger plan for Christian.
2) It won’t be a smack in “our” face. I would rather watch Orton wrestle for 10 years than risk it for “us” for another match.
Also, the lack of the English language completely made this unbearable to read (or at least laugh at the four misspelled words in this 64-word rant). Also, if you want to be taken seriously I suggest proper punctuation as well.
I also take suggestions for “The Brody”. Send your picks to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: The Brody. Thanks.
Mr. V’s Weekly Honor Roll For the Week of June 6 – June 12, 2011
6/06 – WWE Monday Night Raw
6/07 – WWE NXT
6/08 – OFF DAY.
6/09 – WWE Superstars and TNA Impact
6/10 – WWE Friday Night Smackdown
6/11 – This was the day you planned on listening to the “The Teacher’s Lounge”
6/12 – OFF DAY.
Distinguished Honors – Sheamus vs. Randy Orton, WWE Friday Night Smackdown, June 10.
How did it end? It was a very intense brawl that featured both Sheamus and Orton’s strengths in a No Disqualification contest. It ended with Christian clobbered Orton with the World Heavyweight Championship after Orton hit the RKO. Sheamus mustered enough energy to get the pinfall victory.
Grade: B+ (leaned toward A-).
High Honors – Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk, WWE Monday Night Raw, June 6
How did it end? Once again both wrestlers never disappoint when they are in the ring together. This time, the match ended when Mysterio hit the Tornado DDT on Punk (while using Mason Ryan as a springboard) and then hitting the top rope splash. Mysterio then scored the pinfall victory.
Honors – Yoshi Tatsu vs. Tyson Kidd, WWE Superstars, June 9
How did it end? This was a superb main event for the show only aired online in the United States. Also, on a side note the manager of the week for Kidd was Vickie Guerrero. Kidd controlled the majority of the match in a Dean Malenko-like state, but in the end reverses a Kidd hold with a Swift Kick to Kidd’s head. It ended with Tatsu pinning Kidd, and Guerrero upset with Kidd’s performance.
On a side note, an special Honorable Mention should go to Velvet Sky vs. ODB from the 6/9 edition of Impact Wrestling. Both unleashed the beasts from inside and you could feel the storytelling and emotion in the match. I was a bit disappointed that I could not place it in my Honor Roll since it only scored a B- in my Grade Book. However, this is a special acknowledgement because this was one of the best women’s matches I have seen in 2011. Please find a way and watch this contest.
Mr. V’s Grade Book for the week of 6/6 – 6/12
A+, A, or A-: None to Report.
B+: Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk (RAW); Sheamus vs. Randy Orton (Smackdown).
B: Yoshi Tatsu vs. Tyson Kidd (Superstars).
B-: The Miz and R-Truth vs. John Cena and Alex Riley (RAW); Chavo Guerrero and Darren Young vs. Conor O’Brian and Vladimir Kozlov (NXT); Velvet Sky vs. ODB (IMPACT).
C+: Yoshi Tatsu vs. JTG (NXT); Anarquia and Hernandez vs. James Storm and Alex Shelley (IMPACT); Ezekiel Jackson, Jey Uso, and Jimmy Uso vs. Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, and Justin Gabriel (Smackdown); Sin Cara and Daniel Bryan vs. Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase, Jr. (Smackdown).
C: Kofi Kingston vs. Zack Ryder (RAW); Booker T vs. Jack Swagger (RAW); Titus O’Neil vs. Lucky Cannon (NXT); Chris Masters vs. JTG (Superstars); Angelina Love and Winter vs. Mickie James and Tara (IMPACT); Rob Van Dam vs. Bully Ray (IMPACT); Gunner and Mr. Anderson vs. Sting and Eric Young (IMPACT).
C-: Santino Marella vs. Michael McGillicutty (RAW); Kelly Kelly and Beth Phoenix vs. Brie Bella and Nikki Bella (RAW); Melina and Maryse vs. Gail Kim and Eve (Superstars); Sin Cara vs. Ted DiBiase, Jr. (Smackdown).
D+, D, or D-: Jindar Mahal vs. Trent Barreta (Smackdown); AJ vs. Tamina (Smackdown).
F or INC: None to Report.
Current WrestleView Prediction Standings (As of TNA’s Slammiversary IX)
2011-2012 Predictions from the Faculty Roster
1) Jose Marrero (Wrestling Rumblings/The Eye Gouge)………………………….44-21 (6-2)
2) Nicholas Gray (The Velvet Room)……………………………………………………….43-23 (4-4)
3) Dave Stephens (Raw Recaps/That’s a Wrap/Teachers Lounge)……….42-24 (5-3)
4) Josh Boutwell (TNA Impact Recaps/Viva La Raza)……………………………41-25 (4-4)
5) Ryan Rivera (ROH on HDNet Recaps)…………………………………………………41-25 (5-3)
6) Gregory “Grash” Walek (WWE NXT Recapper)…………………………………….41-25 (6-2)
7) WrestleView Students (The Readers of the article)……………………………..41-25 (5-3)
8) Mike Tedesco (WWE Smackdown Recapper)…………………………………..40-26 (4-4)
9) Greg McNeish (The Velvet Room)……………………………………………………..40-26 (7-1)
10) Darragh O’Connor (WV International Desk)……………………………………..36-25 (4-4)
11) Anthony Valvo (From the Desk of Mr. V/Teacher’s Lounge)……………….36-30 (3-5)
12) Evan O’Brien (WV International Desk)………………………………………………..36-30 (5-3)
13) Matt O’Brien (Notes from the Nosebleeds)…………………………………………35-31 (4-4)
14) Clinton Bowman (The Velvet Room/Tough Enough recapper)…………32-27 (0-1)
Tie-Breaker Points – Which are based on Championship matches correct
20: Nicholas Gray
19: Mike Tedesco; Gregory Walek
18: Jose Marrero; Josh Boutwell
17: Mike Tedesco; Ryan Rivera; Dave Stephens; Greg McNeish; Evan O’Brien
16: Gregory Walek; CJ Bowman
15: Anthony Valvo
14: Darragh O’Connor
11: Matt O’Brien
Notes on the Predictions for TNA’s Slammiversary IX PPV
All the matches on the card counted.
Greg McNeish was the best among the staff with a 7-1 record. Congratulations, Greg!
There is a new leader in the WrestleView Prediction Standings. Jose Marrero superb scores the past few shows have lifted him to the top spot.
27 WrestleView Students sent in their predictions and averaged out 4.88 picks correctly, so the group as a whole went 5-3.
The New Students of the Week for WWE’s Capitol Punishment are Tim Kaminski (VKingoftheWorldV) and Jason Namako. Both did a fantastic job and earned an 8-0 record for Slammiversary.
The Students of the Week from Slammiversary were defeated. Paul Meade went 5-3 and Ken Konarzewski went 3-5.
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 readers at this time. The first set of parentheses is the W/L record for TNA’s Slammiversary. The second parentheses are the Tie-Breaker points.
1) Jason Namako…………………………………………………50-16 (8-0) (21) – #1
2) Michael Fox……………………………………………………47-19 (5-3) (20) – #2
3) Paul Meade……………………………………………………..46-20 (5-3) (18) – #3
4) Nick Latham…………………………………………………….45-21 (7-1) (20)
5) Goose Oberstar………………………………………………44-22 (4-4) (20)
This Sunday will be the WWE Capitol Punishment. You can e-mail me your predictions when you feel comfortable, as long as it is before This Sunday!
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.
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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.
Jason Namako and Tim Kaminski – Both went 8-0 on the TNA Slammiversary Predictions and therefore will be next week’s WrestleView Students of the Week.
Jason Namako – He is the current leader among the WrestleView Readers (Students). He is in a commanding lead at this point.
Greg McNeish – He scored the best record for TNA Slammiversary among the WrestleView Staff. Greg went 7-1 for the weekend, with only the Bully Ray/AJ Styles match picked incorrectly.
Jose Marrero – It seemed like a long climb, but in the past few Pay-Per-Views Marrero climbed from the middle of the pack to the top of the standings among the WrestleView Staff.
Rey Mysterio and CM Punk – Every time they are wrestling in the ring it is highly competitive. I don’t think I have ever seen a bad program with either of them.
Tyson Kidd – I actually enjoy the different managers that he has going for him on Superstars.
Zack Ryder – I am disappointed that he was not on Raw, but seriously I don’t think the millions were watching to see an appearance by Ryder. But on Superstars, that is where he got his reaction.
TNA Knockouts – I have to say for the most part they did a great job on the June 9th edition of Impact Wrestling. They scored high marks in my grade book this week.
Dallas Mavericks and Mark Cuban – Thank you so much for being Miami in the NBA Finals. Dirk, Jason Kidd, Shawn Marion, and even Rick Carlisle deserve this championship. Also, a salute to Cuban for having a championship celebration for his team in Dallas at no expense to the taxpayers. I hope that is a trend that continues in other cities.
Portia Perez – Give credit to Clinton Bowman and Greg McNeish for this interview. I found it to be very good and I learned some new things about the “Canadian Ninja”. If you are a WrestleView VIP member you want to give this a listen.
To all my readers – I thank you all so much for your continued support.
Claudio Castagnoli – He earns one for, of course, staying “Very European”.
A Bright Gold Star goes out to Carl Gardner, singer of the classic group “The Coasters”. He passed away recently at the age of 83. I am sure you all heard of the song “Yakety Yak”, right? He was a founding member of the band that sang that song. RIP Mr. Gardner.
If you are not a fan of this song, you have no taste in the history of music.
And that is all for now. If you want me to give out a Gold Star let me know at email@example.com.
This Week’s Homework Assignment (Due in 2 weeks)
The Homework Assignments are as follows:
1) I made a list of WWE, TNA, and ROH wrestlers that are 30 years old or younger. What I ask of you is to send me an e-mail to make a Top 10 of who you believe are the top young professional wrestlers from the list provided.
2) Also, if you are interested in doing a Power Rankings system for professional wrestlers in the WWE (and possibly TNA and ROH if interest is plenty). Again, please send me an e-mail and we are going to set this up in a week or so.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.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 (on the 6/4/2011 edition of The Teacher’s Lounge)
Ring of Honor, SHIMMER, and Chikara Professional Wrestler Sara Del Rey
Sara Del Rey joined Dave and I on June 4th, 2011 to discuss Ring of Honor’s sale to Sinclair, portrayal of women’s wrestling, wrestling in Japan, SHIMMER, Chikara, the BDK, and Starbucks. This is an interview you truly do not want to miss.
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)
• 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 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. 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 email@example.com. To sign up, click here.