Tag Tournament Results: There goes the Ax, there goes the Smasher…

Well, SHIT.  Damn random drawing.  Farewell, Demolition.  Maybe Bill Eadie can sue and get damages at least.  
No huge upsets this time around, although I was a bit surprised to see La Rez going over Big Show & Kane so strongly, as well as Michaels & Austin absolutely steamrolling Bossman & Shamrock.  Also, I wouldn't want to be Miz & Sandow next round.
Last 16 matchups of the first round coming later tonight!  

Dave Scherer Goes Insane, Threatens To Sue Me

Now, to be clear here, I'm not publishing e-mails from Mr. Scherer, because he has made it clear that any e-mails sent from him do not have permission to be published on this site under threat of legal action.  Even though it's been clearly established that people who e-mail me can reasonably have the expectation of having their e-mails published.  But just to summarize today's events without publication involved:
– Dave e-mails me with threats of legal action if Brian publishes e-mails from him.
– I tell Dave to blow it out his ass and leave me out of it.  That's a quote, by the way.
– Dave responds with more legal threats, plus some unwarranted personal attacks against me and Brian.  Apparently I've always been a freak.  
Given I haven't even spoken to Dave since 1995 I don't even know what his issue is anymore (and he hasn't produced any evidence of what was "stolen" in the first place) I can only presume he's gone off the deep end.  So go subscribe to his site, everyone!  

If Vince Goes To Prison…

You may have already answered this before, but let's say Vince does go to prison for steroid distribution… who runs the WWF in his absence, especially if it's a long-term absence like 5 or 10 years? Pat Patterson? J.J. Dillon? Does Shane have any input even then? As mentioned, there were so many holes in the case that it would have been highly unlikely Vince goes away, but it's a very interesting "what if?" scenario.

NICK ROOSA

There was actually a plan in place for Jerry Jarrett of all people to run the company in Vince's absence.  I presume because he was a tightwad and understood weekly booking.  

QOTD 119: Crazy, but that’s how it goes….

Yeah, I don’t know either, dude.

Today’s question comes from an e-mail sent to Scott, which was sent to me, which I’m now posting here, for you to read, if you please. 

Hey Scott….seeing this YouTube clip of Kamala singing
got me to thinking…in wrestling there are a number of things that are
SO ridiculous, that they are just flat out funny. This being one of
them. 

What comes to mind when you think of things so ridiculous they are
hilariously funny?


This question begins and ends with the below:

Beyond that, I think my favorite ‘ridiculous’ moments are the silly things that sort of expose the business but in a wink wink nudge nudge way.

There was a skit with the ‘new’ DX where they had a picture of Vince’s Grandson and it had a big ole photo of Triple H Photoshopped on the head.

The entirety of the Hardcore 24/7 rule was awesome – Didn’t Crash Holly take on the Mean Street Posse in a ball bit / arcade? That stuff is brilliant.

Kane’s therapy sessions are great – especially when he gave his entire tortured history with a straight face. There was also a bit during the whole “Katie Vick” angle where I think Kane and Undertaker ran into each other at the PPV and Taker just goes “How was your week?” to much audience laughter.

Then of course there’s the Gookers, the Kiss Demons, the Man-o-tars, the Tuxedo matches, and that time British Bulldog was Rock Bottoms on the dog poo because Attitude Era.

What say you, Blog of Doom?

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In the good news department – QOTD submissions have started to come in a bit more on the regular. If you want to submit an idea for a QOTD or something you’d like to see discussed but don’t have a ‘question’ persey, you can hit me up at [email protected], follow me on twitter @MeekinOnMovies, or find me on Facebook – Facebook.com/pmeekin.

In the “What the fuck you got to be kidding me” department, my 11 month long “Booking Revolution” game finally ended when head Booker, Caliber Winfield, couldn’t amass a fortune of 2 million dollars in time, and Paul E. fired him.  This was LITERALLY on the day the whole blog went kablooey regarding the guy. Strange. Strange indeed. 

Some highlights:

Matt Goes To Jail Now

http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/96-wwe/23054-matt-hardy-jailed-after-accusation-of-breaking-terms-of-probation Did you ever think we’d get to the point where Jeff was looking like the stable and sensible one in comparison?  On the bright side, Matt once made a big show of revealing his million dollar savings account on Youtube, so now he can put it to good use until he’s tried and given an even longer sentence.  I don’t foresee any 10 day slap on the wrist for Matt, and I don’t foresee any happy ending to the story, either.  Can we trace this all back to Edge stealing his girlfriend, do you think?

Matt Goes To Jail Now

http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/96-wwe/23054-matt-hardy-jailed-after-accusation-of-breaking-terms-of-probation Did you ever think we’d get to the point where Jeff was looking like the stable and sensible one in comparison?  On the bright side, Matt once made a big show of revealing his million dollar savings account on Youtube, so now he can put it to good use until he’s tried and given an even longer sentence.  I don’t foresee any 10 day slap on the wrist for Matt, and I don’t foresee any happy ending to the story, either.  Can we trace this all back to Edge stealing his girlfriend, do you think?

Matt Goes To Jail Now

http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/96-wwe/23054-matt-hardy-jailed-after-accusation-of-breaking-terms-of-probation Did you ever think we’d get to the point where Jeff was looking like the stable and sensible one in comparison?  On the bright side, Matt once made a big show of revealing his million dollar savings account on Youtube, so now he can put it to good use until he’s tried and given an even longer sentence.  I don’t foresee any 10 day slap on the wrist for Matt, and I don’t foresee any happy ending to the story, either.  Can we trace this all back to Edge stealing his girlfriend, do you think?

Vince goes completely insane, film at 11

From today’s Observer news update:

WWE sent out a survey question yesterday that was pretty mind-boggling: Imagine a 24-hour cable network that was run by The WWE. It featured a mix of WWE-made programs, including new shows, repeats of Raw and SmackDown from USA and Syfy and "classic" or "historical" programs featuring shows from different promotions like classic WWE footage, WCW, ECW, NWA, AWA, etc. from years past. It would have two new weekly WWE live in-ring shows (wrestling), but not SmackDown or Raw. It would have a daily live in-studio viewer interactive show similar to SportsCenter. Additionally, this network would include WWE’s "classic big 4" pay-per-view events including WrestleMania, SummerSlam, Survivor Series and Royal Rumble to the lineup at no additional cost. Rather than having to pay for them, they would now be specials with the same match quality you’re used to seeing on pay-per-view for no additional cost. These 4 events would only be available on The WWE Network. In addition to The WWE Network, you would receive approximately 30 additional channels including NFL Network, NBA TV, Biography Channel, Fox Business Network and Fuel TV. How interested would you be in upgrading your service for an additional $7-$12 per month to a tier which would include the WWE Network described above?

You might as well take a pile of cash and burn it on the streets of Greenwich rather than proceed with this retarded idea.  WWE 24/7 is already a flop, revenue-wise, and going through with this idea would be SUICIDE for the company and destroy one of their only big revenue sources left.  But Vince is determined to launch this stupid network and show up UFC, so there you go. 

Vince goes completely insane, film at 11

From today’s Observer news update:

WWE sent out a survey question yesterday that was pretty mind-boggling: Imagine a 24-hour cable network that was run by The WWE. It featured a mix of WWE-made programs, including new shows, repeats of Raw and SmackDown from USA and Syfy and "classic" or "historical" programs featuring shows from different promotions like classic WWE footage, WCW, ECW, NWA, AWA, etc. from years past. It would have two new weekly WWE live in-ring shows (wrestling), but not SmackDown or Raw. It would have a daily live in-studio viewer interactive show similar to SportsCenter. Additionally, this network would include WWE’s "classic big 4" pay-per-view events including WrestleMania, SummerSlam, Survivor Series and Royal Rumble to the lineup at no additional cost. Rather than having to pay for them, they would now be specials with the same match quality you’re used to seeing on pay-per-view for no additional cost. These 4 events would only be available on The WWE Network. In addition to The WWE Network, you would receive approximately 30 additional channels including NFL Network, NBA TV, Biography Channel, Fox Business Network and Fuel TV. How interested would you be in upgrading your service for an additional $7-$12 per month to a tier which would include the WWE Network described above?

You might as well take a pile of cash and burn it on the streets of Greenwich rather than proceed with this retarded idea.  WWE 24/7 is already a flop, revenue-wise, and going through with this idea would be SUICIDE for the company and destroy one of their only big revenue sources left.  But Vince is determined to launch this stupid network and show up UFC, so there you go.