Speaking of flushing, Sting is backstage at tonight’s TNA tapings

"Hey pal, at least give 'em a spoiler alert!"

Oh, spoiler: Sting is backstage at tonight’s TNA tapings and, according to PWTorch.com, will probably be Jeff Hardy’s mystery opponent, sure to wow the crowd into a haze of disbelief and unceremonious chaos. Whatever. Trotting out T-shirt-wearing Sting again is like punching someone in the balls and then saying you “surprised” them by punching them in the balls two minutes later. You know on TV shows when they rehash that tired-ass joke about the dad getting a tie every year from his kids on Father’s Day? Sometimes it’s an ugly tie. Sometimes it’s a light-up singing tie. Sometimes it’s even a tie he already had in his closet. I also just summarized Sting. He would have worked in WWE against Undertaker. In TNA against Jeff Hardy, it’s like the blind leading the high. -Eric

Angelina from “Jersey Shore” signs with TNA, more money flushed

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According to Prowrestling.net, TNA has signed Angelina from “Jersey Shore” to at least wrestle a tag team match with Cookie (played by Becky Bayless, who Colt Cabana tried to get to touch her elbows behind her back on an ROH “Good Times Great Memories” segment; you’re a smart man, Colt). I watch “Jersey Shore.” I don’t give a flying fuck about Angelina as a person or a character on that show. The only woman from that cast who could make a dent in the interest level of a wrestling company is the hilarious, cute-as-a-button Snooki, and she’d have to be in a pillow fight at WrestleMania against my ball-sack for that to happen. The guys on that show wouldn’t mean squat to pro wrestling, even after the Situation’s stint on the popular “Dancing With the Stars.” That meathead Ronnie would be destroyed and eliminated by most of those wiry Ring of Honor guys or even old men like Harley Race or Baron Von Raschke. And one week later, no wrestling fan would care.

What am I trying to say? TNA continues to flush money down the toilet, chasing after mainstream acknowledgements with wads of cash while shitting on their roster of young (are they still young six years later?), hungry (mostly because Matt Hardy already cleared the buffet table), proud (obviously, look at Samoa Joe’s adonis-like physique these days) pro wrestlers. They can’t pay Awesome Kong $300 a show, but they can make it rain for a slut from “Jersey Shore” who will generate zero ratings points, zero PPV buys and three mentions on TMZ? Someone should slap Dixie Carter (I didn’t say “spank her,” Russo). -Eric

Will this Dogg be Tough Enough?

Raquel Welch on a Cross. I'll see enough of Matt Cross on Tough Enough, probably.

I didn’t see it on Twitter myself (Prowrestling.Net did), but Val Venis (AKA Sean Morley) has broke the news that “M-Dogg 20” Matt Cross has made it onto Tough Enough. Dot Net wasn’t able to confirm it. I can’t either but my sources told me that he was not at the recording of Pressure Rising for Pro Wrestling Ohio this past weekend in Streetsboro, OH because of contractual obligations. So I figured I’d pile on the speculation. As my review from this past weekend notes, I think Cross has the in ring ability but his mic work will be tested in WWE waters. I wish him the best of luck as I’ve enjoyed his work these past three years in PWO. – Kevin

ROH iPPV line-up awesome, I might care about them again

Obviously.

According to Prowrestling.net, Ring of Honor has announced the full line-up for its next iPPV, probably titled something related to being the best or liking death metal music, to air Saturday, Feb. 26. Wait, that month sounds familiar… oh, sorry, it’s ROH’S 9th Anniversary Show. Good for them! When I was 9 years old, I could barely keep my mullet under control, let alone book a card that might make former fans care about the product again. Here it is:

ROH World Title Match- No Holds Barred Barrio Street Fight
Roderick Strong with Truth Martini defends vs. Homicide

World Tag Team Title Match
The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli) with Shane Hagadorn defend vs. The All Night Express

World TV Title Match- 2/3 Falls with a 30 Minute Time Limit
Christopher Daniels defends vs. Eddie Edwards

First Time Ever- Dream Tag Team Match
Jay and Mark Briscoe vs. Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas

Special Attraction
Colt Cabana vs. Davey Richards

Special Challenge Match
Michael Elgin with Truth Martini vs. El Generico

Women of Honor
Sara Del Rey vs. MsChif

Four Corner Survival
Steve Corino vs. Kyle O’ Reilly vs. Grizzly Redwood vs. “The Prodigy” Mike Bennett with Brutal Bob

Yep, ol’ Brutal Bob will be there. ROH’s tag team scene is being touted as the best in the business right now, and while that’s like being (all together now) the prettiest Denny’s waitress, these are some awesome tag matches. Strong vs. Homicide in a street fight for the title is the best main event they could deliver right now; Edwards following along with Daniels’ wall chart of wrestling moves for 30 minutes will be good; Colt vs. Davey could lead to something incredible; and if they could just replace Steve Corino with nothing whatsoever, I’d be 100 percent on board. Uh oh, did I just make his list? -Eric

Pics from Twit

There isn’t much news today. I’m sure some combination of us will comment on Raw during an audio so I’m not going to both doing a write up of it since I missed most of the first hour due to the Penguins losing to the Capitals on Versus. So as some filler, here are some pictures from WWE Superstars backstage at Elimination Chamber. – Kevin

 

Maryse went on a picture rampage for her newest photo shoot.

This is photo 2 of 4. I'm not posting all of them.

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Stunt Granny Audio: WWE Elimination Chamber 2011 Review

Alright gang, we did a review show yet again. Kevin and Jeremy are back and talk all sorts of things about The Elimination Chamber.  Who was the breakout star of the show? Who surprised the most and what possibly was a letdown? They also get into how nice it is to have actual surprises on a PPV since, you know, you actually pay for these PPVs. They also discuss the virtue of breakfast cereals over Pop-Tarts and just about any other breakfast foods. It is quite a listen. Have no fear though; most of the show, about 96% actually, covers The Elimination Chamber.

WWE Elimination Chamber 2011 review

SG Poll: Who will be revealed as the man behind WWE’s 2-21-11 vignettes?

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