From the Desk of Mr. V #134
August 29, 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 physical education 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 some peanuts and/or cracker jacks. I hope you enjoy the 134th installment of “From the Desk of Mr. V”.

School has begun! It’s Christmas all over again! I can’t wait to go back in the classrooms.

Quote of the Week

“Success is living up to your potential. That’s all. Wake up with a smile and go after life… Live it, enjoy it, taste it, smell it, feel it.”: –Joe Kapp

The Teacher’s Lecture:

Rey Mysterio out, a piece of the Puzzle will be missing

Recently, Mysterio gave us a wonderful performance in his match with Alberto Del Rio for the WWE Championship on the August 15th edition of Monday Night Raw. When I watched him after the commercial break, I noticed that he was limping really bad and wondered if it was his knee immediately. I thought maybe I read too much into the injury, but then Mysterio officially announced that he needed reconstructive surgery and it is really heartbreaking to see a guy who busted his behind over a year-plus at a high level.

He was my 2011 Wrestler of the Half-Year because he is a guy that would honestly battle guys bigger and stronger and no matter how experienced or inexperienced the opponent was, Mysterio always put on a spectacle. In a way, if a wrestler was involved in a spirited feud with Rey Mysterio they were over for a long period. If you disagree, here are some feuds that Mysterio was a part of and the result. Keep in mind I may not know all of them, as I am typing this from the time I started writing the columns on WrestleView.

Chris Jericho – They feuded in 2009 after Mysterio defeated John Bradshaw Layfield for the Intercontinental Championship and both Jericho and Mysterio had a tremendous battle over that championship. Once that feud ended, Jericho (who was already a main-event guy regardless of brand) would have a World Championship reign.

Dolph Ziggler – This was a feud that I thought could have had a better ending. However, it ended too soon in the summer of 2009 when Mysterio was suspended for 30 days via the WWE Wellness Violation. But still, Mysterio gave Ziggler a bit of prestige and even got a booked match at SummerSlam. Even though Ziggler appeared to be next-in-line for the Intercontinental Championship, Mysterio dropped the title to John Morrison. Since then, Ziggler has tasted the main event scene on Friday Night Smackdown when he feuded with Edge, while Morrison has yet won a World Championship.

Batista – Most wrestling fans remember Bragging Rights 2009 when Mysterio broke up a pin attempt by Batista to keep his chance for the World Heavyweight Championship alive. Remember what Batista did? He turned on Mysterio and put him in “mega-heel” status. The Batista/Mysterio feud lasted a few months from October 2009 – January 2010. While Mysterio ended up getting the upper hand against Batista, Mysterio could not win the world title. Batista after the feud went on to bigger and better things. Batista would end up being moved to Raw to feud with John Cena and won the WWE World Championship. Does one think that Batista’s heel run would be better if he did not attack the little guy? Personally, I don’t think so.

CM Punk – One of the best feuds in 2010 (arguably the best in the WWE) occurred from February – May 2010 when Rey Mysterio and CM Punk had a spirited rivalry. It was personal when CM Punk would cut off Mysterio’s daughter’s celebration by singing “Happy Birthday” in a creepy tone.

After back and forth victories between the two (Mysterio defeated Punk at that year’s WrestleMania), Mysterio was put over Punk at Over the Limit and shaved his head. Since that feud ended, CM Punk still has the mic skills but had a unsuccessful feud with The Big Show. However, after that feud ended CM Punk’s stock went back up and led him to being one of the top wrestlers in the world (all-around) today.

Around this time, Rey Mysterio would then qualify for the Fatal 4-Way Main Event by eliminating Kane in an “over-the-top rope” Battle Royal. In the Fatal 4-Way match, Mysterio defeated World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger (yeah, how long does that seam for Swagger), The Big Show, and CM Punk to win the championship.

Jack Swagger – Mysterio did make Swagger a little bit. Swagger has done basically nothing since the minor-feud with Mysterio, however he did introduce The Ankle Lock on Mysterio during that time. The Ankle Lock is a regular finisher for Swagger to this day. So even though the feud was brief, Swagger added a weapon to his amateur wrestling background.

Kane – Kane won the Money in the Bank match for the Smackdown Brand in July 2010. In the story, Kane did not forget what Mysterio did to him last month to win that title. When Swagger laid out Mysterio after their World Heavyweight Championship match Kane cashed in his case and won a World Title for the first time since the late 90s. Kane would be involved in the main event scene, Mysterio took a step back to feud with…

Alberto Del Rio – Del Rio and Mysterio started a quick feud to help put Del Rio over as a formidable fresh face in the main event scene. Heck, Del Rio took out Mysterio for a few weeks due to injuring his arm (Del Rio would then later on do that to Christian). In October 2010, Mysterio ended Del Rio’s winning streak and feud peaked at Survivor Series when Team Mysterio defeated Team Del Rio. The feud ended last January with Del Rio the winner of this war. Since it ended, Del Rio has gone on to bigger things and at times had to battle Mysterio to get there. Del Rio is your WWE Champion. Does one think Mysterio should have credit for Del Rio’s success?

Cody Rhodes – If anyone else outside of Del Rio needed a big push via a program with Mysterio it was Rhodes. In their story, Mysterio took the one thing that was valuable to Rhodes, his “dashing” good looks. Rhodes was honestly going nowhere until the injury angle and with the help of his daddy (Dusty Rhodes), they clobbered Mysterio. The two had a very strong feud which led to Rhodes being booked to go over Mysterio last April. The feud was put to rest at Extreme Rules. Though it was all on the undercard of Pay-Per-Views, Mysterio really helped Rhodes get over him while Mysterio ultimately would win the war between the two. With the help from Mysterio, Rhodes’ character as “Anti-Dashing or Grotesque” is still a big hit. Rhodes’ new gimmick and confidence helped him win the Intercontinental Championship.

Once drafted to Monday Night Raw a few months ago, Mysterio was not involved in anything like he was on Friday Night Smackdown. After looking at all these feuds, I totally understand why Mysterio was drafted to Raw. Here is the reason.

Mysterio was drafted to Raw to save his career. I don’t know how long he would last if he was the focal point to a brand.

On Smackdown, the show was circled around a program with Mysterio and most if not all of the feuds between Mysterio and an opponent over the span that was covered was a success.

On Raw, he does not have to be the top face. The top face is John Cena’s job. Mysterio can have a good minor feud with anybody and if he would get injured then it would not be a catastrophic loss. The reports say that Rey Mysterio is going to be out until WrestleMania XXVIII. Let’s hope Mysterio does not arrive earlier than the target date of April 1, 2012. It would be a shame if he arrived early at less than 100%. No matter how high or low on the card he is in, Mysterio does a great job at turning the mediocre to top-level stars.

Let’s all hope that Mysterio can comeback at 100% this time. Anything less will be an absolute risk for him.

Quick Notes from “The Notebook of Mr. V”

Matt Hardy is in trouble with the law and I fear that he believes that it is a game. He better wise up because in life there are no reset buttons if you are about to hit a wall. At first it seemed like I wanted to joke about all of this. However, I am feeling sorry for the guy because one does not want the “unhappy ending” of a professional help. The WWE offers help to those who once were under contract with the company. For Matt’s sake, he needs to check in and get clean.

It looks like Hunico will be under the “Sin Cara” mask for the time being, and if true it is not good for Mistico. Mistico took a risk in joining the WWE roster, and now I believe it was too soon for him. Hunico and Alberto Del Rio spent a lot of time in developmental and both so far are not too bad (in Del Rio’s case, perfect). If anything, this should be a wakeup call. To those that have seen Mistico wrestle when he was a the top of his game, no one was a better high flyer.

I read that Kevin Nash will only read bullet points and refuses to read a script. In my world, this is like the 35-year teacher that is really out of touch and refuses to better himself. Professional wrestling has changed. Nash probably thought dying his hair was change enough. Honestly, in order for this story to continue Nash has to follow a script. If he wants to read off of bullets, it is a start. He looks totally lost when in a verbal battle with CM Punk.

I wish Todd Grisham the very best over at ESPN. When he was on Smackdown with Jim Ross, I thought they were the best announce team in wrestling. He was always one of my favorite announcers since I started the column. It is awesome to see someone get a good job in this day and age.

Speaking of people with a new job, Pittsburgh independent wrestler Sterling James Keenan signed a developmental contract with the WWE recently. He will go under the name “Corey Graves”. He is still a young professional wrestler at 27, so the sky is still the limit. With his experience, I hope we see him in a WWE ring next year (if not sooner).

I read the attendance figures for TNA’s Impact tapings in Alabama and I can only type one thing. TNA, have more Impact Wrestling tapings outside the Impact Zone. The company has nothing to lose.

Oh yeah, and I have given up on the Bound for Glory Series. At first, I really liked the idea. But now it is a mess with the legit injury to Matt Morgan and storyline injuries at the hands of Samoa Joe. I am so disappointed because it had so much potential. However, if it tells stories leading to Bound for Glory I guess it is ok.

Ring of Honor’s next iPPV “Death before Dishonor” will feature The All Night Express vs. The Briscoes in a Ladder War. This match may very well be worth the $14.99 price for a show. If a wrestling fan wants to see a good show, from the looks of it so far ROH has a good card lined up.

ROH returns to television in a few weeks. It’s about time.


Hurricane Irene – You get one for costing Dave Stephens a Teacher’s Lounge taping…

…Blue Screen of Death – Or is it you? Man, Dave Stephens has become the Brooklyn Brawler of Wrestleview.

Time – We don’t have enough of it. Seriously, the life of a teacher and writer is tough. I can’t have it any other way though.

Whoever ruined the Bound for Glory Series – It had potential, but now it is just an obvious mess.

David Otunga – Let’s face it. He can’t wrestle. As a matter of fact, The Teacher’s Lounge officially put him in Eternal Detention last Saturday.

Darren Young – He is in detention for assaulting a teacher on NXT. That was not cool.

Jinder Mahal – Is this character believable anymore?

Sin Cara (both of them) – I am really thinking they are that bad because of either the lighting or the mask. It’s got to be one of them, right?

The Time Out Chair – Matt Hardy. I am sorry, Matt. But this is for your own good.

Eternal Detention

Praxis and the ETS Series
Teachers that get arrested
Michael Cole (As posted on Facebook, he will be in here until Mr. V #200)
2010 French Soccer Team
Jeff Hardy and “The Other” Hardy
“Undefined” Alicia Fox
David Otunga (new entry)
Linda Hogan

(Mike Tenay has served his sentence here, I freed him to add Otunga to the list)

Scottropolis presents “The Brody” (goes to the WORST comment under WrestleView articles)

The “Brody” is now presented by Mr. Scottie Poindexter and! Scottie has posted many of his writing on this website and there are many subjects he writes about. From Poetry to Music and even Professional Wrestling, Mr. Poindexter has unique writing that will please anyone. So go to his website if you like, and you can thank me later.

I ask my readers to be “nosy” and search under the postings for some ridiculous or borderline brainless comments from some of the trolls that lurk under the bridge.

This week’s “winner” is Russell Young. While there were some that were much worse than Mr. Young’s, I had to choose his comment under the “SPOILERS: Second report of Smackdown tapings” article from August 24, 2011. I hate to do this to him because there were many that were worse. However, those that posted the terrible comments were under the age of 18 and I am not allowed to “call them out”. However to that particular “15 year old” that used the “F-word” you should be ashamed of yourself. Be young, not young and stupid.

Here is the comment by Russell Young that was truly “Brody-Worthy”.

“Sheamus slammed Sheamus…. you think these people sending in reports would do a better job with proof reading before hitting send.”

Mr. V’s Thought: Here was the actual line that Mr. Young thought needed proofreading (yes, it is one word so do a better job before hitting send).

“…Not sure if this is on tv but Henry got up and beat the he!! outta Sheamus then he slammed Sheamus on the steel steps.” (Brad on the SPOILERS: Second report of Smackdown Tapings article)

Look, I guess what I am trying to type is that no one is perfect. I am not perfect, I know I make mistakes and admit to them. Brad made a mistake in this with his grammar, but one thing that he did get right was the way he worked out this decree. As a good friend Austen Allen typed:

“Can you read? It doesn’t say that at all! It says Henry got up and beat the hell outta Sheamus then he slammed Sheamus on the steel steps.” (Allen)

Then ben.dunder (signed in using Yahoo) replied with this:

“Go back to English Class, Russell.” (ben.dunder)

That was not friendly, but well Brad’s sentence was not correct on some of the grammar standards. However, Brad was not properly “called out” because he was correct.

Take it away, Tony Atlas!

I also take suggestions for “The Brody”. Send your picks to Subject: The Brody. Thanks.

Mr. V’s Weekly Honor Roll For the Week of August 15 – August 21, 2011

8/15 – WWE Monday Night Raw
8/16 – WWE NXT
8/17 – OFF DAY.
8/18 – WWE Superstars and Impact Wrestling
8/19 – WWE Friday Night Smackdown
8/20 – This was the day you enjoyed “The Teacher’s Lounge w/guest Mike Tedesco”
8/21 – OFF DAY.

Distinguished Honors – Alberto Del Rio vs. Daniel Bryan, WWE Friday Night Smackdown, August 19.

How did it end? After a superb back and forth match that involved striking and submission holds, Del Rio made Bryan tap out to the Cross Arm Breaker. It is a candidate for the Wrestleview Match of the Year.

Grade: B+ (leaned toward A-).

High Honors – Alberto Del Rio vs. Rey Mysterio, WWE Monday Night Raw, August 15.

How did it end? In another amazing battle that featured the current WWE Champion, Del Rio put his knees up to a diving Mysterio then pinned him for the victory. This turned out to be Mysterio’s final match in 2011.

Grade: B (leaned toward a B+).

Honors – Zack Ryder vs. Drew McIntyre, WWE Superstars, August 18.

How did it end? This is not because of the YouTube series, Zack Ryder wrestled a very good match with the underrated McIntyre. After a couple of reversals, Ryder connected with the Rough Ryder Leg Lariat for the pinfall victory.

Grade: B.

Mr. V’s Grade Book for the week of 8/15/11 – 8/21/11

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

B+: Alberto Del Rio vs. Daniel Bryan (Smackdown).

B: Alberto Del Rio vs. Rey Mysterio (RAW); Zack Ryder vs. Drew McIntyre (Superstars).

B-: Justin Gabriel vs. Tyson Kidd (Smackdown); The Smackdown 20-Man Battle Royal won by Mark Henry (Smackdown).

C+: R-Truth vs. John Morrison (RAW); Darren Young vs. Matt Striker (NXT); Santino Marella vs. Primo (Superstars); Mickie James vs. ODB (IMPACT).

C: Tyson Kidd vs. JTG (NXT); Wade Barrett vs. Trent Barreta (Superstars); AJ Styles vs. Rob Van Dam (IMPACT); Hernandez and Anarquia vs. James Storm and Bobby Roode (IMPACT); Cody Rhodes vs. Ezekiel Jackson (Smackdown).

C-: Kelly Kelly and Eve Torres vs. Brie Bella and Nikki Bella (RAW); Jack Swagger vs. Alex Riley (RAW); Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne vs. David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty (RAW); Derrick Bateman vs. Titus O’Neil (NXT); TNA X-Division Gauntlet won by Austin Aries (IMPACT); Kelly Kelly and Eve Torres vs. Natalya and Alicia Fox (Smackdown).

D+, D, or D-: Brodus Clay vs. Jose Vargas (Superstars); Scott Steiner vs. Devon (IMPACT).

F or INC: None to Report.

Mr. V’s Weekly Honor Roll For the Week of August 22 – August 28, 2011

8/22 – WWE Monday Night Raw
8/23 – WWE NXT
8/24 – OFF DAY.
8/25 – WWE Superstars and Impact Wrestling
8/26 – WWE Friday Night Smackdown
8/27 – This was the day you enjoyed “The Teacher’s Lounge w/guest Adam Martin”
8/28 – OFF DAY.

Distinguished Honors – John Cena vs. CM Punk, WWE Monday Night Raw, August 22.

How did it end? Though it was not as good as their first couple encounters, this match was still solid enough to be the match of the week. It ended when Cena hit the Attitude Adjustment on Punk (Punk was distracted by Kevin Nash) to win a title shot against Alberto Del Rio.

Grade: B.

High Honors – Randy Orton vs. Ted DiBiase, Jr., WWE Friday Night Smackdown, August 26.

How did it end? The match was very well-wrestled that had a lot of technical work between the two former faction partners. After a few reversals, the match ended via pinfall after Orton hit the RKO on DiBiase, Jr.

Grade: B.

Honors – Trent Barreta vs. Tyson Kidd, WWE NXT, August 23.

How did it end? Kidd wrestled well in front of his hometown people in Calgary. Also, Barreta is not bad when he is not trying to fly everywhere. The match ended with Kidd being distracted via a sign on the Titan-Tron and Barreta connected with the DudeBuster DDT for the pinfall victory.

Grade: B.

Mr. V’s Grade Book for the week of 8/22/11 – 8/28/11

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

B+: None to Report.

B: John Cena vs. CM Punk (RAW); Trent Barreta vs. Tyson Kidd (NXT); Randy Orton vs. Ted DiBiase, Jr. (Smackdown)

B-: Alberto Del Rio vs. John Morrison (RAW); Maxine vs. AJ (NXT); Daniel Bryan vs. Drew McIntyre (Superstars); Crimson vs. Kurt Angle (IMPACT); Christian vs. Daniel Bryan (Smackdown); Sheamus vs. Mark Henry (Smackdown)

C+: Sheamus vs. Heath Slater (Superstars); Justin Gabriel vs. JTG (Superstars); Gunner, Bully Ray, and Scott Steiner vs. AJ Styles, James Storm, and Bobby Roode (IMPACT);

C: Rob Van Dam vs. D’Angelo Dinero (IMPACT)

C-: Eve Torres vs. Nikki Bella (RAW); Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne vs. David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty (RAW); Kid Kash vs. Jesse Sorenson (IMPACT); Sin Cara vs. Heath Slater (Smackdown); Ezekiel Jackson vs. The Great Khali (Smackdown)

D+, D, or D-: Alex Riley vs. Jack Swagger (RAW); Jackie, ODB, and Velvet Sky vs. Sarita, Rosita, and Angelina Love (IMPACT); Kelly Kelly vs. Tamina (Smackdown)

F or INC: Brodus Clay vs. Pete Gibson (Superstars);

Current Wrestleview Prediction Standings (As of WWE’s SummerSlam)

The Next Pay-Per-View is not for a few weeks. Enjoy the break everyone!

Current WrestleView Prediction Standings (As of WWE’s SummerSlam)

2011-2012 Predictions from the Faculty Roster (SummerSlam record in parentheses)

1) Jose Marrero (Wrestling Rumblings/The Eye Gouge)……………61-38 (1-4)
2) Ryan Rivera (ROH on HDNet Recapper)…………………………..61-39 (2-3)
3) Dave Stephens (Raw Recaps/That’s a Wrap/Teachers Lounge….60-40 (0-5)
4) Gregory “Grash” Walek (WWE NXT Recapper)……………………60-40 (3-2)
5) Nicholas Gray (The Velvet Room)…………………………………..59-41 (2-3)
6) Wrestleview Students (The Readers of the article)………………59-41 (2-3)
7) Greg McNeish (The Velvet Room)………………………………….58-42 (0-5)
8) Mike Tedesco (WWE Smackdown Recapper)……………………..57-43 (1-4)
9) Josh Boutwell (TNA Impact Recaps/Viva La Raza)………………55-39 (2-3)
10) Evan O’Brien (WV International Desk)……………………………55-45 (4-1)
11) Anthony Valvo (From the Desk of Mr. V/Teacher’s Lounge)…..54-46 (2-3)
12) Matt O’Brien (Notes from the Nosebleeds)……………………….52-48 (2-3)
13) Darragh O’Connor (WV International Desk)……………………..52-37 (1-4)
14) Andrew Hayman (WWE Superstars Recapper)…………………..51-36 (3-2)

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

29: Nicholas Gray; Gregory Walek; Ryan Rivera;
28: Jose Marrero; Mike Tedesco
27: Dave Stephens
26: Greg McNeish
25: Josh Boutwell; Anthony Valvo
23: Evan O’Brien
21: Andrew Hayman
20: Darragh O’Connor
19: Matt O’Brien

The next Pay-Per-View will be TNA’s No Surrender. The students of the week for that article will be Frank McMahen, Chad Robbins, Brian Czygan, and Ken Konarzewski.

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 or six readers at this time. The first set of parentheses is the W/L record for WWE’s SummerSlam. The second parentheses are the Tie-Breaker points.

1) Paul Meade……………………………………………………..63-37 (1-4) (29) – Tie #1
2) Jordan Benterman…………………………………………..63-37 (2-3) (29) – Tie #1
3) Nick Latham…………………………………………………….62-38 (1-4) (29) – Tie #2
4) Michael Fox……………………………………………………62-38 (2-3) (29) – Tie #2
5) Goose Oberstar………………………………………………62-38 (1-4) (28) – #3
6) Jason Namako…………………………………………………61-39 (1-4) (26)

Four wins separate first place to eleventh place, so there is still a lot of time to catch up.

The person with the most picks incorrect is currently 54-46. Two have this record, but the one with 24 tiebreak points is deemed the worst. The other one had 27 tie break points.

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! 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.

Antonio Brown – The Pittsburgh Steeler Wide Reciever scored two touchdowns in the preseason against the Atlanta Falcons.

Alberto Del Rio – He has done such a great job in August and anything that he gets he has truly earned.

Adam Martin – He co-hosted “The Teacher’s Lounge” on short notice and we did it LIVE for the first time in the show’s history. Thanks to all that listened to the show.

James Lacerenza – He is still in the top 15 for the grant to send kids with Muscular Dystrophy to a summer camp at no cost to the parents. To vote (hopefully until August 31st), please take a few seconds of your time.

Tyson Kidd – He is up there with Drew McIntyre as the most underrated in professional wresting right now. Kidd is that good and if you want examples, check out NXT.

Todd Grisham – Best of luck on ESPN.

AJ and Maxine – These WWE Divas had an excellent match on NXT. I thought this was the best women’s match in the WWE right now.

Sheamus – His continued babyface character has been a success. Also, I have a suggestion for the WWE website. Let’s have “Story Time with Sheamus” where he talks about a tale from Ireland. I bet that could be successful.

Colt Cabana and Sal Rinauro – What an incredible “Art of Wrestling” podcast this week. Also, extra points on the Boy Meets World reference.

Mark Henry – I will give him one because I fear Mark Henry.

Ezekiel Jackson – He gets one for being strong enough to execute the Torture Rack on The Great Khali.

Jim Ross – I think his commentary is beautiful. Also, his Chipotle Ketchup has replaced Heinz in my kitchen.

Sterling James Keenan – Congrats on the FCW assignment.

CM Punk – His mic work is the best I have heard in years, seriously!

Zack Ryder – Z! True Long Island Story was great, though I am freaked out that your dad loves John Morrison that much.

Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne – Thank you for winning the WWE Tag Team Championship.

Chris Masters – Mr. V misses you, and so do many of my readers.

Claudio Castagnoli – He earned one for staying “Very European”.

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


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 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 (appeared on the 8/27 edition of The Teacher’s Lounge)

Wrestleview Editor-In-Chief Adam Martin!

Dave Stephens was set to co-host, but blame Hurricane Irene for his absence this week. The August 27th edition of “The Teacher’s Lounge” featured a guest host! I welcomed Wrestleview Editor-In-Chief Adam Martin to The Teacher’s Lounge and we talked about various topics in WWE, TNA, ROH, and other important information. We also had a great Title, Job, Fire Segment involving TeenNick programming that was a big hit.

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 recapper and guest host)
• CJ Bowman (The Velvet Room and guest host)
• Nicholas Gray (The Velvet Room)
• Adam Martin (Editor-In-Chief, WrestleView Radio, and guest host)
• Paul Nemer (Site Owner)
• Evan O’Brien (WrestleView International Desk co-host and guest host)
• Darragh O’Connor (WrestleView International Desk co-host and guest host)
• Frank McMahen (WrestleView VIP member)
• Jason Namako (WrestleView VIP member)

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
• 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 (at a few pennies less than a Venti Coconut Mocha Frappachino at Starbucks). 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.