Sunday, December 7, 2008

Ho! Ho! Ho! That may sound like your typical comment that's fired back and forth on the message board, but it's merely a season's greeting. I promise I'm not calling anyone a hoe. Welcome to the latest installment of Good Call/Bad Call, right here on How's everybody? You know tis the season to be jolly, so with that in mind, I hope this is as much fun as opening presents and spiking the eggnog. Cheers!

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On a sad note, the wrestling world lost another brother, last week, with the tragic news about the passing of Steve Bradley. In 1998, soon after he signed a 3-year developmental contract with the World Wrestling Federation, Bradley began training under Tom Prichard at WWF Headquarters in Stanford, Connecticut along with Kurt Angle. Bradley took the Memphis Wrestling scene by storm when he was assigned to Memphis-based Power Pro Wrestling. It was there that both he and Angle began feuding with each other over the PPW Heavyweight title with Bradley eventually defeating Angle for the title in early 1999 and becoming the first man to pin Angle in his professional career. Their feud would also be voted "Underrated Feud of the Year" by Pro Wrestling Illustrated that same year. What great matches these two had.

Bradley was later assigned to Memphis Championship Wrestling, a new developmental territory, in early 2001 and began wrestling with Essa RĂ­os and Lita on WWF house shows and dark matches on television tapings throughout the United States. Spending the next two years in Ohio Valley Wrestling and the Heartland Wrestling Association, Bradley would win the HWA Tag Team titles four times with Val Venis and Lance Cade and eventually became involved in booking for the promotion before he was released from his developmental contract in July 2002. Many of his colleagues have stated in the past how Bradley was one of the most gifted wrestlers to ever come through Memphis and often questioned why he never made it big in the WWE. My thoughts and prayers go out to Bradley's family and friends.


Until here recently, I thought that the WWE was just getting stale, but the last couple weeks have been a lot better. Things have really picked up since the return of John Cena and Edge. Maybe these two will give the WWE a much needed shot in the arm. There's also rumors circulating about Christian and Gail Kim re-signing with the WWE. Boy, TNA really sent Christian out with a bang, didn't they? I wish they would hurry up with Gail's return. She's too fine not to be on camera. That latest deal with Shane and Stephanie was pretty good too. I know it's the same ole dysfunctional family thing, but I thought it came across pretty well. They are also trying something different with the JBL/HBK storyline. That should be interesting.

Over on SmackDown, I hope last week's cage match is the last time we have to see The Undertaker and The Big Show tie up. At first, I was really looking forward to their feud, but I've really been disappointed in it. We are also getting to see a much darker side of Jeff Hardy, as of late. Things were going pretty good with that until they pulled that little hotel fiasco. I don't know about that, but I do know about that "Punjabi Playboy" The Great Khali. Now that's funny. Who would have thought that The Great Khali would now be so adored by the fans with his Kiss Cam and receive such a big Hardy-like pop? Speaking of pops, Gregory Helms returned this past Friday on SmackDown, after months and months of Hurrapops. He is now going by the name, Hurricane Helms, but is not wearing the mask or cape. However, I couldn't help, but notice that he was sporting a Hurrabelly. "I'm just sayin'!"

The Slammy Awards are returning this Monday night on a special three hour edition of Raw. That should be fun. With that in mind, be sure and keep voting for your favorites for this year's 2008 Awards. The last day to vote will be Sunday, December 14, 2008!!!


I had a blast at the recent TNA house show in Corinth, Mississippi. Axeman was one hundred percent accurate with his distribution of the Good Calls. I don't have too much to add considering what's already been said, so let's see. Sonjay Dutt auctioned off one of the backstage passes to a fan for forty dollars. He also hit the Bushwhacker dance, during his match with Petey. Kip was a trip. Sheik Abdul Bashir(It's just so much easier to say Daivari) got into a heated confrontation with a fan after the fan touched him. I thought it was going down. It was a real treat to see ODB and Angelina Love get it on after seeing these two ladies wrestle, locally, for DCW a few years back. You may remember Love as she wrestled as Angel Williams. After the show, the meet and greet consisted of "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles and "The Monster" Abyss taking pictures in the ring while "Maple Leaf Muscle" Petey Williams, Consequences Creed, Curry Man, ODB, and Eric Young were walking around ringside, signing autographs and taking pictures. Good stuff.

TNA has really been doing a great job, here lately, since their AWESOME show live from Las Vegas(This reminded me so much of the very first Nitro in the Mall of America) We also saw the formation of the Main Event Mafia on that show. I was sold from the beginning. I am just glad to see a new, powerful stable in the wrestling business. I know it may seem like another version of the NWO, but hey that's ok. As long as they don't start recruiting people like Vincent, Dennis Rodman, Horace Hogan, or The Disciple, everything should be good. A friend, recently, pitched a great idea for the TNA Frontline. He said they should bring back Christopher Daniels to join AJ Styles and Samoa Joe in leading the charge for the TNA Originals. Well, after reading the results for Final Resolution, I see that Curry Man got one of the briefcases in the annual "Feast or Fired" match. We can only hope that Curry Man gets fired this year, so this will come to fruition with the Fallen Angel returning. Now don't get me wrong, I love the dancing machine(Check out my pic), but I don't think Curry Man poses too much of a threat to the Mafia.


As I'm sure you're well aware by now, Brock Lesnar is the new UFC Heavyweight Champion after defeating Randy Couture via technical knockout at UFC 91, which was billed as, "The Biggest Fight in UFC History!" The UFC has got some big events coming up this week, leading up to a huge card on December 27th that will determine who Brock fights next.

This Wednesday, December 10, the UFC presents Fight For The Troops To Help Benefit The National Intrepid Center Of Excellence, Live on Spike, headlined by Josh Koscheck Vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida.

Then, on Saturday, December 13th, The Ultimate Fighter Finale will feature the last battles for the Lightweight and Light Heavyweight Ultimate Fighter Team Noguiera vs Team Mir season winners, Live on Spike. I'm a big fan of the show. I believe Spike will be airing a marathon on Saturday, if you want to check it out.

The year ends with UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008 on Saturday, December 27, live on Pay-Per-View. It’s the ultimate event of the year with the original Ultimate Fighter, Forrest Griffin defending his title against “Sugar” Rashad Evans. Then the Ultimate Fighter coaches face off as Interim World Heavyweight Champion, Antonio “Minotauro” Nogueira takes on former heavyweight champion, Frank Mir, with the winner facing Brock Lesnar for the Undisputed UFC Heavyweight Championship. Plus, two of the hardest hitting light heavyweights go toe-to-toe when Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva battles former light heavyweight champion, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Three main events packed into one huge show. If you're a fan of MMA, this is a must-see event.

The Call List

XOW Benefit for Noah Sheffield-Good Call

Booker T's accent-Bad Call

Frampton Comes Alive at Bluesville-Good Call

Our Economy-Bad Call

Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling-Good Call-I know the critics have really bashed this show, but I enjoyed it. It's a reality show and all reality shows pretty much go by the same formula. You have teams and challenges(in this case, matches, performing certain moves) with the judges, deciding who ultimately is the best and who goes home. Any wrestling fan should have enjoyed it for the mere fact that Hulk Hogan, "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart, and Eric Bischoff were the judges, Nasty Boy Brian Knobbs and Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake(Don't sue, Vince) were the trainers and there were special cameo appearances by Rob Van Dam and Bill Goldberg. I believe it finished strong in the ratings leaving a possibility of there being a second season. I don't feel like Dennis Rodman should have won. In my opinion, he probley should have never been allowed on the show because he's already had some wrestling experience. Hell, he wrestled on three of WCW's pay-per-view events. I think politics had a little something to do with that. NWO 4-Life!

Scott Hall drinking-Bad Call

BCS-Bad Call System

Steve Harvey in concert-Good Call

Gas prices going down-Good Call

Jake Roberts doing anything-Bad Call

Redemption Song-Good Call-This show is hosted by Chris Jericho on Fuse Tv. It's kinda like American Idol meets The Real World with eleven women competing for a second chance to land a recording contract and become a rockstar. Each lady has
faced some previous problems that delayed their chances of achieving stardom, but now is their time to shine. Bottom line-Hott Ladies+Singing+Dancing+Fighting=Good times

Ricky and Brion as Beer Money Inc.-Good Call

Hollywood Jimmy's interview with Kamala-Good Call

Santino attempting to do Melina's entrance-Bad Call Call

Gambling..................hanging in there

WWE releasing Elijah Burke-Bad Call

Plaxico Burress taking aim at his injured hamstring-Bad Call

Erin Andrews-Good Call

O.J. Simpson-Bad Call

The food at Huddle House-Good Call

Checking out at Huddle House-Bad Call

STP live at the Desoto Civic Center-Good Call

Inviting Jillian Hall to go Christmas caroling-Bad Call

Merry Christmas, Everybody!!!

Thanks for reading and Good Calls to All!!!

D-Rock-Good Call

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A! HOOOOOOOOO! Hello there, Tough Guys and Gals! Welcome to the newest edition of Good Call/Bad Call, right here, on As always, thanks for joining me for another jam-packed installment and as you can see, I have a new look. Me like! At this moment, it seems like everyone is caught up in this year's Summer Olympics in Beijing. Michael Phelps has owned everyone in the water and has made swimming, of all things, the most popular sport in the land, at this particular moment. While China has used illusions for their fireworks extravaganza, underage girls on its gymnastics team, and are probley planning another way to stage a more "photogenic" little girl singing Ode to the Motherland, I feel it's only fitting to honor another one of our Olympic heroes that brought home the gold in 1996 in freestyle wrestling. Oh yeah, he did this with a "broken freakin' neck!" I'm talking about Kurt Angle. Even if, A.J. Styles, recently, won the gold medal after defeating him on iMPACT!, I'm sure Kurt will get it back, eventually.

I've got lots of various subjects to dive into. Get it, dive? So, let's get to it!

WARNING: The following views expressed are in no way, shape or form, linked to the views expressed by Hollywood Jimmy, Eric Bischoff, Leslie Jones, Izzy Rotten, Paul Heyman, Lance Storm, Jim Ross, EPW, Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Wildcat Willie, Scrappy-Doo, Stomper, or The Wrestling Professor. Hollywood Jimmy already knows all, anyway. A lady, recently, got his name tattooed on one of her goodies. This just solidifies the fact that Jimmy is a bona fide ROCK STAR! In other news, shortly after being released, last week, Stevie Richards was overheard yelling, "I'll show you! You'll see!" as he left WWE Headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. D-Rock's views may be wrong, but he highly doubts that.

It's quite obvious, that we've all read about the animosity that's been brought to the forefront over on the message board, here lately. I've got one word. Money. Someone has got a golden opportunity, right there. First, that is an ideal script, just waiting to be turned into a Lifetime movie. Perhaps, even a James Patterson, New York Times best seller in the making. Lastly, with the recent popularity of shoot interviews, there's a few, right there, that would sell like hotcakes around the area, due to the wide array of interest that everyone seems to have on the matter. This would be some projects that if capitalized on could, possibly, turn these negative feelings into positives for everyone involved, making people a lot happier and maybe a little wealthier. So, seize the moment! Just a thought.


Well, it seems like this year's SummerSlam was a good show, from what I read. I really want to check out that Hell in a Cell match. I'm sure Edge will be off television for a couple weeks, selling being sent to hell by The Undertaker. I, for one, would like to see him return in a full body cast to sell his severe burns. I think that would be very entertaining because Edge has been in rare form, lately. With quotes like, "Don't speak to me in that gibberish! You speak to me in English!" and calling Vickie, "Pathetic!", Edge is back to his evil, maniacal ways. It sure beats the hell out of getting pedicures and playing on the teeter-totter. With that being said, Edge still can show a lighter side, by spitting some mad game to The Wedding Planner, Alicia Fox, by asking, "What's that smell? What are you wearing?" Alicia answered, "I'm not wearing anything." Edge's response was, "That smell, it's like angels harmonizing on a dewy morning." That son of a gun is a pimp! No doubt about it.

Back to Vickie Guerrero, has anyone noticed just how annoying she is? I have nightmares at night that always seem to begin and end with "Excuse me!" Vickie is the modern day equivalent of Bill Alfonso back in the good ole' ECW, but Vickie is not using a whistle to bug the piss out of everyone, only her voice.

Chavo Guerrero fears wedding cake!

Over on Raw, Mike Adamle was named as the new General Manager. Now, at first, I was giving this a Bad Call. I don't think I was the only one either, but as each week goes by, I'm thinking that he is improving and doing much better than I could ever imagine. It could be a lot worse. He could still be announcing. They got me with the Kane storyline. That was a neat little swerve with Rey.

I wonder where and when Sid is going to pop up?

On ECW, Teddy Long has begun the new talent initiative. Neat concept. They wasted their time bringing in Braden Walker AKA Chris Harris. SmackDown has also added R-Truth(Ron "The Truth" Killings from TNA) and Scotty Goldman. You may know Scotty Goldman by another name, Colt Cabana. In my opinion, I don't think Scotty Goldman is the right name for him. I know creative can come up with something better than that. I'm sure they will probley try another name next week. For example, Atlas Ortiz debuted on ECW and the following week was referred to as Ricky Ortiz.


I now know why the WWE never gives Mr. Kennedy any kind of a major push. It's because the poor guy stays plagued by injuries, so the WWE is afraid to invest any significant amount of time building up a storyline, because they know a boo-boo is forthcoming. It was also announced on Raw, that John Cena is out "indefinitely" due to a herniated disc. Major loss, again. I'm sure everyone heard about Randy Orton's motorcycle accident, a few weeks ago, that pushed back his return another three months. Some people are saying that it's a work. Umaga has also been injured. Sorry, haven't missed him.


At this moment, TNA is currently based around baseball bats and guitars, with them teasing everyone about a possible Sting heel turn and Jeff Jarrett's return. Yes, both the Kurt Angle/A.J. Styles and "Black Machismo" Jay Lethal/Sonjay Dutt love triangles are still going on. I read an interesting article, recently, about TNA wanting to revise the Millionaire's Club vs New Blood storyline. When this storyline occurred in WCW, I thought it changed the whole landscape for the company and I still think it was ultimately the beginning of the end. Would I like to see this storyline? No doubt. I think it would be great to see guys like Kurt, Sting, Booker, Jarrett, Nash, Steiner, Christian, Rhyno, and Team 3D feuding with the likes of A.J., Samoa Joe, Abyss, Petey, Lethal, Morgan, Roode, Storm, Sabin, Shelley, LAX, and Young. Do I think it's a smart business decision? No. Not with Russo calling the shots. Can you say, deja vu?

It looks like Mick Foley may be on his way to TNA. Vince must have said something really bad in that headset. If he does wind up in TNA, they have got to do something with him and Abyss.

Is it just me or does the WWE's Championship Scramble match seem like something right out of TNA? Don't worry, TNA has got their Four Ways to Glory match, on tap for No Surrender.

The biggest news, as of late, with TNA has been the sudden departure of the lovely Gail Kim. Say it isn't so! Oh, she's going back to the WWE? Yay!!! This is a major loss for the Knockouts division and a Good Call for the WWE.

The Call List

Memphis Wrestling back at 11:00 on Saturday mornings-Good Call

The Brian Kendrick-Good Call-I think he would be a perfect fit on ECW, feuding with Evan Bourne. They would tear the roof off, every week

Forever and Never-Good Call

Gina Carano-Good Call

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson's joyride-Bad Call

Kip James new gimmick-Bad Call

Santino's unibrow-Good Call

Charlito-Good Call

Big Brother 10-Good Call

Dave Matthews Band concert at AutoZone Park with special guest, Willie Nelson-Good Call

Two drunk chicks making out on Beale Street-Good Call so

Referee Joey Lynn-Good Call-He's got big things poppin'

Get well soon, Tia-Good Call

Vickie Guerrero-"Excuse Me!"

Thanks for reading and Good Calls to All!!!

D-Rock-Good Call

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