Yes indeed! D.Stokes is back on the soapbox with a special Monday edition.
Today we'll discuss the new TNA world champion, revisit the WWE Draft (briefly), add a new word to the lexicon, and address the new leadership in our community.
Let's begin, shall we??
Before I go into a TNA rant, let me first give them some props. Last week's episode of Impact was pretty good.
They did a great job building up last night's Lockdown pay-per-view.
In particular the beatdown Beer Money gave Brother Runt and Balls Mahoney added some fuel to their feud with Team 3D.
Also, I thought Mick Foley/Cactus Jack/Sting segment was well done.
Overall, Lockdown was a strong card, but I found it to be very predictable.
I picked the winner of every match with the exception of the "Lethal Lockdown" match.
While some people were surprised at Mick Foley becoming TNA World Champion, I wasn't. Most of the WWE stars who jump ship to TNA become champion at some point. Foley is no exception.
I hope to God that this title reign is short lived and they put the title on one of the young stars like AJ Styles or Samoa Joe.
I have a hunch that Kurt Angle will somehow become champion but anything is better than Fogey...er....Foley.
Shoutout to my baby boo Angelina Love the new TNA Knockout champion! As long as she's on the show, I'm watching every week!
Sidebar: My wife doesn't read my articles so I'm safe....I think!
Additional TNA Rant
OK, I gave TNA some props, now on to a couple of issues in "rapid fire" mode.
Can you please tell me why TNA employs Stevie Richards and not Petey Williams?
Did you know that the combined ages of Mick Foley and Sting is 93?
Does anyone else think that Awesome Kong as a face is a bad idea? She doesn't even look like she smiles. They could just make her a "tweener," as TNA seems to love that concept.
Good Lord! ODB is busty!
Sixty-four percent of TNA/NWA World champions were once in the WWE.
Kurt Angle vs. Bobby Lashley? Not even close....Kurt Angle.
Don West is really, really annoying! He's trying too hard to be the "heel" announcer.
To Be Continued in a later edition of MWSB.......
A Surprise Winner??
With the WWE Draft in the history books, many fans believe that Raw was stacked, SmackDown did OK, and ECW was given the short end of the stick.
Though ECW didn't get a lot of draft picks, I think they could be considered a draft day winner.
Sure they lost Miz and Morrison, which is a big blow, but they gained some young talent that otherwise wouldn't be used.
ECW is turning into a showcase for the younger talent which I think is a good thing.
People complained because WWE programming doesn't give them enough wrestling, so they put out a show that is one hour of just wrestling and they still complain?
Fickle, Fickle, Fickle.
A New Community
Congrats to Jason "JLB" LeBlanc and Shane "The Caribbean Playboy" Howard on becoming community leaders. Look forward to big things from the Obama and Biden of the wrestling community.
Maybe I'm in the minority, but I would also like to thank Ron Johnson for his service as our community leader.
I had no issues with you, Ron. I hope you continue to contribute to the community.
A Nomination for the Lexicon
As a member of this community, I would like to nominate the word "Fogey" as the newest word to be added to our lexicon.
Fogey is an old guy who should not be wrestling anymore. Or if they still wrestle, they should not be in the main event picture for their particular promotion.
I took a look at both the WWE and TNA rosters and looked at each wrestler 40 or older.
In a NBA format, I now present to you the 2009 All-Fogey Team:
C: Kevin Nash, 49
PF: Mick Foley, 43
SF: Hacksaw Jim Duggan, 55
SG: Scott Steiner, 48
PG: Sting, 50
Head Coach: Ric Flair
Until next time, I am officially off the soapbox!
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