"On My Wrestling Soapbox" Second Edition

Demetrus StokesAnalyst IFebruary 13, 2009

All right folks, I'm back from vacation and back on my "soapbox" for a second time.

There have been a lot of interesting developments in the world of wrestling since I last hit you with one of these — so, let's chitchat, shall we? 

First off, "Cena Haters," I hope you don't stop reading my article.

In the picture above is John Cena the man you love to hate. Just his still shot alone gives people Intermittent Explosive Disorder or IED.   

There are wives, girlfriends and children in hospital beds nationwide, because they have been punted in the head and they don't know why.

The man above is the cause of all your pain!

Now on to business…

The big story this week, of course, is the man whose name sounds like Rich N' Rage making his debut on ECW.

Christian Cage made his surprising return on ECW this past Tuesday and like 95 percent of the nation, I didn't see it! 

Unlike some people, I have no issues with Christian being on ECW, but don't debut him on the show.

Could we have not waited a few days and had him run in on the Jack Swagger versus Finlay match at No Way Out? 

With Christian being a member of ECW and instantly becoming the biggest star on ECW, he’s going to need some stars to face, because, quite frankly, Jack Swagger is not going to cut it.

You have Evan Bourne returning but he's a face like Christian seems to be and I guess he could go up against John Morrison or The Miz, but there needs to be more. 

I'm sure we'll see some big names moved to ECW when the brand draft takes place after Wrestlemania or we'll see Christian moved.

In any event, it's great to see "The Instant Classic" back on WWE television. 

Moving on to No Way Out: the pay-per-view is this Sunday and don't expect many surprises. 

I feel that Cena, Swagger and Edge will all retain their titles.

Orton will defeat Shane McMahon to continue his momentum going into Wrestlemania and Shawn Michaels will finally end the misery that is his storyline with JBL and win their match. 

In all, I think it will be a good pay-per-view, but I'm wondering if any more matches will be added to the card.

So, far it's only five. 

Now on to TNA: they just wrapped up the "Against All Odds" pay-per-view and by all accounts it was pretty lame.

The general consensus is that the best match on the card was Beer Money Inc. versus Lethal Consequences for the TNA Tag Team Championship. 

I'll give TNA some credit; they have a lot of young talent.

They have a great tag team division and their women's division is great, too.

Those are two things that they can honestly say they have an advantage over WWE in.

So, why in hell are we seeing Sting versus Kurt Angle versus Brother Devon versus Brother Ray?

As my boy Daris put it, did anyone think that either of Team 3D had a chance?

It's time for guys like Sting to pass the torch. It's time for Scott Steiner and Kevin Nash to hang it up too. 

Kurt Angle is still worthy of holding the title but let's see guys like AJ Styles, Samoa Joe and Abyss carry the flag for TNA.

I know the guys named above have been champions in the past but not long enough for me to remember. 

Other people have stated this and I feel the same way.

When I watch TNA I feel like I'm watching WCW Nitro all over again.

When I see the Main Event Mafia, I see the nWo with suits on. 

I listened to an interview where Kurt Angle said that in 3 to 5-years TNA would be as big as WWE.

I don't know about that but if they plan to at least grow in the next 3 to 5-years they need to make some changes. 

Lastly, I would like to talk about two releases that I am very excited about. 

WWE just released the best of Saturday Night's Main Event DVD.

If you're an 80s baby like me, you have to be running to the nearest Best Buy to cop this DVD.

I can remember being a kid begging my grandmother to let me stay up to see "The Main Event".

I'm sure when I watch the DVD I will see some of the great matches and moments that made that show great. 

Who can forget when The Mega Powers broke up or when "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase thought he had bought the WWF Championship from Andre The Giant?

I look forward to reliving moments like these again.   

The WWE has also confirmed that in June they will be releasing a "Macho Man" Randy Savage DVD collection and all I can say is FINALLY!

Edge gets a DVD before Savage?

Give me a break! 

I'm glad Vince McMahon put whatever issues he has with Savage aside and is going to release this DVD and hopefully he'll put enough anger to the side and induct the man in the Hall of Fame where he belongs.

Well, that's it from the "soapbox" this week.

If you want to hear more of my ranting, tune in to "Hit The Ropes Radio" every Wednesday night from 6-7:30 p.m. EST, on blogtalkradio.com … and I don't rant alone.

I got my boys Shane and Daris who provide great insight on the world of wrestling. 



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