ESPN WWE Power rankings

http://espn.go.com/blog/playbook/fandom/post/_/id/18763/wwe-power-rankings-john-cena-climbs


Not nearly as bad as I was expecting, as usually big market sites stick guys who are at best casual fans of the product into coverage like this.  This actually seems to be coming from a Smarky Smark…. one of us!  Hey, I'll take what I can get

I somehow don't foresee the same level of nerd rage over these rankings as there has been from the MMA hardcores.  Like really, Dana White basically admits he just makes this shit up as he goes along and ignores rankings anyway.  
By the way, Ronda Rousey is officially a bigger draw than anyone in WWE with the exception of the Wrestlemania name.  By about 200,000 buys, in fact.  Perhaps women's wrestling might make a comeback next.

AWA on ESPN Classic, etc.

How is it that ESPN Classic can show reruns of AWA without having to pay WWE any money?  I understand that it aired on their network, but if you use that theory the TNT and TBS can show reruns of Nitro and Thunder without Vince's permission?
Why hasn't ESPN Classic shown WCCW?

Because it's not a "theory"; ESPN signed a very specific deal with the AWA when they aired that show, basically giving them rights to show it in perpetuity because they were taking such a big risk by buying into the company and wanted some way to recoup their money.  I don't know of any other deal structured like that, actually, and TNT definitely can't show reruns of Nitro.  

ESPN.com On Dibiase

Hi, I did a story on the DiBiase Posse Party for ESPN.com. Looks like he’s hoping to step things up for WrestleMania. Thanks much! Josh http://espn.go.com/espn/page2/index?id=7540217

!YVAN EHT NIOJ !YVAN EHT NIOJ Oh, wait, that’s the Party Posse.  I always get those mixed up. Butchie, there are things I know and things I don’t know, but I’m pretty sure that “stepping it up” is mutually exclusive with forming the “Dibiase posse”.  But god bless him for trying SOMETHING to get over, even if it’s doomed to failure.

ESPN.com On Dibiase

Hi, I did a story on the DiBiase Posse Party for ESPN.com. Looks like he’s hoping to step things up for WrestleMania. Thanks much! Josh http://espn.go.com/espn/page2/index?id=7540217

!YVAN EHT NIOJ !YVAN EHT NIOJ Oh, wait, that’s the Party Posse.  I always get those mixed up. Butchie, there are things I know and things I don’t know, but I’m pretty sure that “stepping it up” is mutually exclusive with forming the “Dibiase posse”.  But god bless him for trying SOMETHING to get over, even if it’s doomed to failure.

ESPN.com On Dibiase

Hi, I did a story on the DiBiase Posse Party for ESPN.com. Looks like he’s hoping to step things up for WrestleMania. Thanks much! Josh http://espn.go.com/espn/page2/index?id=7540217

!YVAN EHT NIOJ !YVAN EHT NIOJ Oh, wait, that’s the Party Posse.  I always get those mixed up. Butchie, there are things I know and things I don’t know, but I’m pretty sure that “stepping it up” is mutually exclusive with forming the “Dibiase posse”.  But god bless him for trying SOMETHING to get over, even if it’s doomed to failure.

ESPN.com On Dibiase

Hi, I did a story on the DiBiase Posse Party for ESPN.com. Looks like he’s hoping to step things up for WrestleMania. Thanks much! Josh http://espn.go.com/espn/page2/index?id=7540217

!YVAN EHT NIOJ !YVAN EHT NIOJ Oh, wait, that’s the Party Posse.  I always get those mixed up. Butchie, there are things I know and things I don’t know, but I’m pretty sure that “stepping it up” is mutually exclusive with forming the “Dibiase posse”.  But god bless him for trying SOMETHING to get over, even if it’s doomed to failure.

ESPN.com On Dibiase

Hi, I did a story on the DiBiase Posse Party for ESPN.com. Looks like he’s hoping to step things up for WrestleMania. Thanks much! Josh http://espn.go.com/espn/page2/index?id=7540217

!YVAN EHT NIOJ !YVAN EHT NIOJ Oh, wait, that’s the Party Posse.  I always get those mixed up. Butchie, there are things I know and things I don’t know, but I’m pretty sure that “stepping it up” is mutually exclusive with forming the “Dibiase posse”.  But god bless him for trying SOMETHING to get over, even if it’s doomed to failure.

ESPN.com On Dibiase

Hi, I did a story on the DiBiase Posse Party for ESPN.com. Looks like he’s hoping to step things up for WrestleMania. Thanks much! Josh http://espn.go.com/espn/page2/index?id=7540217

!YVAN EHT NIOJ !YVAN EHT NIOJ Oh, wait, that’s the Party Posse.  I always get those mixed up. Butchie, there are things I know and things I don’t know, but I’m pretty sure that “stepping it up” is mutually exclusive with forming the “Dibiase posse”.  But god bless him for trying SOMETHING to get over, even if it’s doomed to failure.

The SmarK Rant for AWA Championship Wrestling on ESPN Classic–08.24.11

http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/2011/09/01/the-smark-rant-for-awa-championship-wrestling-on-espn-classic-08-24-11/ You know when you’re watching a shitty show and suddenly there’s one of the greatest matches of all-time as the main event and you didn’t even know it was coming?  Yeah, that’s this show.  One word:  Bloodbath. 

The SmarK Rant for AWA Championship Wrestling on ESPN Classic–08.24.11

http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/2011/09/01/the-smark-rant-for-awa-championship-wrestling-on-espn-classic-08-24-11/ You know when you’re watching a shitty show and suddenly there’s one of the greatest matches of all-time as the main event and you didn’t even know it was coming?  Yeah, that’s this show.  One word:  Bloodbath. 

The SmarK Rant for AWA Classic Championship Wrestling on ESPN Classic (08.17.11)

http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/2011/08/20/the-smark-rant-for-awa-championship-wrestling-on-espn-classic-08-17-11/ I’m drawn to this show like a car wreck.  It’s like when you’re walking down the street and see people beating up a ginger kid, and you’re like “Man, I should help that poor freak” but then you stop and take a video for Youtube instead because it’s hilarious.  But you feel bad about it afterwards.  Like that.