WrestleMania 28 Preview #5- CM Punk vs Chris Jericho

We have reached the half way point and are finally getting to the interesting matches for WrestleMania 28. This time out is the WWE Championship match between CM Punk and Chris Jericho. Who wins? Is this a one off match or is it the beginning of a feud/ Why did they fell the need to bring personal issues in to the match? How did the early hype on Jericho play in to the build for this match? Should Jericho have won the Royal Rumble to solidify his claim as the best in the world? All this and more in a nice twenty minute package.

WrestleMania 28 Preview #5- Chris Jericho vs CM Punk

Other WrestleMania 28 Preview Audios
WrestleMania 28 Hall of Fame Show
Sheamus vs Daniel Bryan
Kelly Kelly & Maria Menounos vs. Beth Phoenix & Eve
Kane vs Randy Orton
Big Show vs Cody Rhodes

CM Punk’s Long Term Plan

The long term effects of alcohol will be of no concern to CM Punk

A little more than a month ago, I asked of CM Punk “Does he cry at night that he gets to say what’s wrong but it doesn’t actually solve the problem?” I got my answer in an interview that Punk had with Mickey, Amelia & Spiegel  on 98 Rock in Baltimore (thanks Prowrestling.net)

I recognize I still have a lot of stuff left to do. People need to get comfortable at the idea that stuff doesn’t happen overnight. I’m in this for the long haul, and I’m such a student of the game. I actually care so much, I’m not looking at tomorrow for everything to be different and better, I’m looking 10 years from now.

I’m very happy that he is in it for the long haul but it’s still hard to tolerate the long string of poor shows as showcased by the three-hour Monday Night Raw this week. The only type of person that will help turn around this company is someone who has a vision for the better and is willing to tough out this downturn. Punk finally got the stamp of approval from WWE management a couple of months ago so it would be too much to ask for him to have gotten more of his ideas thrown into the writing mix. I’ll hope that he helps to push guys behind the scenes to make something happen on their own like Zack Ryder did. I’ll expect his on-air bitching to continue — even though in some instances, he may be pulling back the curtain too far. Now if I could only promise that I’ll be watching in ten years when CM Punk and others help get this sinking ship turned around. -Kevin

North Carolina Indy Wrestler Writes Open Letter To Matt Hardy

Hey, why don't you have a few drinks and then go drive home.

Speaks for itself:

After reading about what happened with Matt Hardy yesterday, I surfed the internet and saw what many fans were saying.

Matt Hardy is a drug addict. Matt Hardy is a loser. Matt Hardy is a liar. I have been to Matt Hardy’s home several times and have seen the real Matt Hardy. Matt Hardy is loved. Matt Hardy is genuine. Matt Hardy is generous.

I am writing this because I fear for the man’s life. It is no secret that the Hardy Boyz are going down a dangerous path full of prescription pills, illegal drugs and copious amounts of alcohol consumption.

The North Carolina wrestling scene is centered around the Hardy Boyz. These guys look out for the guys coming up. Every year, they have a Christmas party where they invite everyone in the business, whether you have 1 year or 20 years in, to come celebrate. The parties are wild, but the Hardyz go out of their way to say hi to everyone. No one is excluded, an indy wrestler is welcomed and greeted as if they were a TV name.

Last year’s Christmas party was when I seriously wanted to say something, but the man has treated me well so I bit my lip. After reading his most recent news, I wanted to get this out there for his real friends to process.

At last year’s Christmas party, Matt Hardy was openly taking drugs and getting hammered on booze. A bunch of us were downstairs shooting the shit then all of a sudden we heard this huge CRASH. We all ran to the sound of the noise, and what we saw was Matt Hardy laying in a pile of glass like he was one of those untrained death match guys. Matt Hardy was so fucked up on drugs and booze that he fell through a glass coffee table. While cut up and bloody, he was ok. Fortunately he suffered no serious damage.

After nearly killing himself and becoming a news story for wrestling sites, the party resumed like nothing happened. That is when I realized Matt’s closest friends are his biggest enablers. Instead of taking a step back and saying “Wow, you almost killed yourself, we may have a problem here”, I saw Matt’s friends giving him more shots and more pills.
My point is that Matt is a great guy but will get no help from his friends. Some of his friends are stooges that don’t dare talk back or question Matt. Matt takes care of people and in return expects not to be questioned.

Matt needs tough love. He has a ring rat girlfriend who has told people she is with him for her career. No sane woman would allow themselves to get tazed and beat up by drug addicted men 15 years her senior. She said her name is always mentioned with his and it’s a form of advertising. Matt needs to stop tasering women, re-evaluate his life and stop giving us Jeff Hardy updates. The only difference for a long period of time between Jeff & Matt was that Jeff’s problems became public. Brother Jeff is just as open and cool as Matt, but together, they are destructive together.

I am writing this in the hopes that if people really consider themselves a friend of Hardy, and many will tell you they are here, then please talk to Matt and get him help. We don’t need another obituary. IT WILL BE THE SAME PEOPLE WHO CAN HELP HIM NOW THAT WILL BE WRITING TEAR JERKING CONDOLENCES AND POSTING THEIR CROCODILE TEARS USING MATT HARDY’S DEATH AS A WAY OF ADVANCING THEIR OWN CAREERS.

Matt Hardy needs to put the twitter down, the youtube down and really needs his friends to stand up for him. All this enabling will lead Matt to an early grave but tough love could be the turning point for this well-hearted person.

Get well Matt, I pray for you.
-Just a no name indy wrestler.

Matt Hardy is going to die. – Dusty

Mike Adamle Likes Alcohol

Jamaican me crazy! Crazy for more alcohol!

According to the Torch, Mike Adamle was recently arrested for DUI. I think it’s absolutely stunning. I honestly can’t believe it. I am just amazed.

I mean, of course, I can’t remember the last time the Torch broke any sort of news whatsoever. – Dusty

Scott Hall Drinks Alcohol, Hell Freezes Over

Hey uhhh.... ya got any gum?!

From the Observer site tonight:

Scott Hall was arrested last week on charges of disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest according to an article in today’s Orlando Sentinel.

The Seminole County Sheriff’s office was called at 1:43 a.m. late Thursday night, before the weekend Sacrifice PPV, with a call saying there was a disturbance at the Hitching Post Bar in Chuluota, FL, where Hall has been living for many years.

When a deputy arrived, he found a bartender telling Hall to please leave the bar, but Hall yelled and cursed at the bartender and other patrons according to the police report.  The report also said Hall appeared intoxicated, was slurring his speech and his eyes were bloodshot.

When Hall was told he was being placed in custody for intoxication, Hall resisted and swore at the officer, but the deputy managed to get handcuffs on him, although he used two handcuffs due to Hall’s size, and Hall was taken out in the patrol car.

The bartender told the deputy Hall was drinking heavily and became aggressive, pushed a customer, argued with a female bartender and called her names.  The bartender got Hall a ride home, but he punched the window of the car and shoved two women near the car.

Hall was told never to return to the bar.  When Hall was booked, he claimed he was unemployed.

Hahaha, working for TNA is the exact equivalent of being unemployed, so you can’t really say Scott was lying at all. As for the rest of the story, I don’t believe a word of it! – Dusty

EDIT: Now with realistic mug shot action~!

Scott Hall sends Iron Sheik roast spiraling further down

Shock of shocks: Something weird happened at the roast of the Iron Sheik (look for the big-ass poster after the jump), and we have the YouTube videos to prove it. (Big ups to the underscore equinox with two x’s for making these even more publicky in their publicness.) Apparently comedian Jimmy Graham made what guest Scott Hall thought was a tasteless joke about Owen Hart, and surprisingly, a drunken Hall became belligerent and started crotch-chopping toward the panel of esteemed roasters, including a shrunken King Kong Bundy, and Kevin Sullivan, who looks and talks like he’s trying out for Danny Devito’s old role in a 2008 version of the old TV show “Taxi.” And Mr. Bob Backlund just sits there like a dope the whole time. One of the best parts of this whole thing is that WWF TV jobber Jim Powers is the guy “holding” Hall back the whole time. I guess all that time he spent carrying Paul Roma in the Young Stallions paid off here.

Honestly, this is more sad than anything. First, it looks like the event was held in a room where GED testing takes place, or like the hallway of a night court or something. Second, putting a bunch of alcoholic wrestlers in a room (I saw glasses of water on the tables, but come on) and then asking them to wax jocular about the Iron Sheik is just asking for disaster. I love this Iron Sheik stuff just as much as anyone, but there’s a line between letting Sheik be Sheik, and creating situations like this. -Eric

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