Archive for the ‘WWE’ Category

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Bleacher Report- According to the Associated Press (via Cleveland.com), Emmy-winning sportscaster Dan Patrick will play the role of Alex Trebek on Sports Jeopardy!—a sports-themed version of the popular Jeopardy! game show. Produced by Sony Pictures, Sports Jeopardy! will begin airing this fall via Crackle, a Sony-owned digital service otherwise known for distributing Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. This means Patrick and company will not be aired on NBC like the original game show. However, this mode of distribution could lead to greater interaction for viewers. Sports Jeopardy! will be made available to viewers with PlayStations, Xboxes, Apple TV and Roku—a safe and cheaper conduit on Sony’s part. The biggest difference between Patrick’s show and the old show is a mobile app reportedly in development for the program. Users watching Sports Jeopardy! on their mobile devices will be able to download an application allowing them to keep score in real time. Other such mobile Jeopardy! score trackers have been developed but not in an officially licensed capacity or with access to the exact questions posed on the show. As a sports fan, all of this news appeals to me. Given his general manner and knowledge of the game, Dan Patrick is an excellent choice to fill in as “Sports Trebek.” Hopefully we’ll see some celebrity contestant editions of Sports Jeopardy! as well. Who wouldn’t want to test just how much they know compared to actual athletes and coaches?

So basically they just took what guys do every single day of their lives, challenging each other to sports trivia, and made it into a game show. And they picked the best possible host in Dan Patrick. There has never been nor will there ever be (outside of myself and Ken) a guy that is really fucking cool and a sports nut. His show is the only one on the DirecTv channel that probably gets any views and it’s a nationally syndicated radio show too. Great idea to not put it on TV because so many people get their television second hand via the internet and/or apps on smart tvs. I haven’t had cable in 2 years and I have to miss one episode of a good show or any news and I save a shit ton of money by just having internet. Can’t wait for this show so I can boom roast Ken on football trivia.

-Jesse

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I don’t have much on this since I just heard it on the Bubba the Love Sponge Show, but apparently DirecTv is cancelling the radio show and the tv show. So Artie finally gets out of the hospital and they can his show, pretty fucking shitty. I really like Artie, I love how he interacts with the guests but I was never a fan of Jon Ritchie being his cohost. I understand he has the insider knowledge of being an ex pro football player. I get that it’s a comedy and sports show. Jon just spoke like he has had way too many concussions. The guy fought through sentences like Bieber fights through chicks at a concert. Loved him on the Raiders, not a huge fan of him being on the radio. Either way I hope Artie lands back on air in some way, shape or form and if it was on one of Howard’s stations that would be fucking awesome. Good luck Artie.

-Jesse

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ESPN- Shawne Merriman is going from the football field to the wrestling ring. The NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2005, Merriman has joined World Wrestling Enterainment, according to a report by SB Nation’s Testudo Times Blog. It’s unclear what role Merriman will have with the WWE, the report said. But WrestleChat.net said Merriman will be an announcer while training to be a wrestler. Merriman was part of the Wrestlemania pre-show on WWE Network last weekend. Merriman was limited to 18 games over his final three seasons. And he finished with 45.5 career sacks in 75 games, including 59 starts. Merriman also made headlines for his off-the-field troubles. In 2006, he was suspended by the NFL for four games after testing positive for steroids. He blamed the positive test on a tainted supplement, which he never identified. Despite being limited to playing 12 games, Merriman finished with a career-best 17 sacks that season. In 2009, Merriman was arrested just before the season after reality television star Tila Tequila accused him of battery and false imprisonment at his suburban San Diego home. No charges were filed, and Merriman and Tequila settled dueling lawsuits.

If there were ever a football player that was made to transition to the WWE it’s Merriman (Jared Allen is the obvious number 2). He is big on showmanship, loves steroids, and isn’t opposed to smacking a bitch around. Some guys leave the NFL after injuries and/or standard productivity decline and join a real estate firm or car dealership but not Lights Out, he knows where the money is and where he can get as insanely juiced as possible without anyone batting an eye. Can’t wait to see a Lights Out/Brock Lesnar/Batista three way match for the King of the Syringe and a chance at the title!

PS And Brandon Spikes, just remember this moment because Merriman thought going to Buffalo would reignite his career too after he left a successful team. The Spike would be a sweet nickname considering your last name and that huge dick you have (I’ve seen his porno, calm down people)
-Jesse

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TBO.com- Mike Calta doesn’t want to be known as “Cowhead” anymore. The Tampa Bay area radio host, who has used the on-air moniker since 1992, is dropping the name and changing his show’s title from “The Cowhead Show” to “The Mike Calta Show.” The renamed show will continue to air weekdays from 3 to 7 p.m. on WHPT-FM 102.5 The Bone. “I’ve been using this name since my early days at The Power Pig where Cowhead fit in with Boner, Big Woody, Stretch Marks, Booger, and many other ridiculous radio monikers. But at 42 years old I think it is time to evolve … The show will continue to be as entertaining and sophomoric as it ever was, it will just now be known by a name that will make it easier to embarrass my children at school!,” Calta said in a news release announcing the change. A top radio personality in Tampa for the past 21 years, “Cowhead” has enjoyed top ratings in the afternoon drive slot on WHPT. To bury the Cowhead name, Calta is hosting a sold-out “funeral” comedy roast Thursday at the T. Pepin Hospitality Centre in Tampa, featuring comedians Jim Florentine, Greg Fitzsimmons, Jim Norton and others. Also expected to attend: “Late Show With David Letterman” writers Justin and Eric Stangel, former pro baseball player Wade Boggs and WWE wrestler Fandango.

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Many people outside of the Tampa area won’t know anything about this story, or really give a shit, but it’s a pretty cool deal around here. Cowhead easily has the best radio show in this market and most likely in the entire state of Florida. In Your Face with Drew Garabo is a close second for me solely due to how he handles his callers who try and punk him out daily and fail miserably. The Billy Madison Show rules but I have to give it a slight bump because they are syndicated from San Antonio. But I digress. I am in fact going to this funeral/roast and I am fucking jacked I got an early ticket because this thing sold out in 13 minutes. I have become friendly with some of the guys on the show and that work for the station so I will be calling in any and all favors I can to get a picture with Mr. Boggs and some of the comedians. Norton and Florentine are hilarious, also Robert Kelly is opening so that should be great since he and Calta are really close. I love roasts and I hope this one is as vicious as the one’s on Comedy Central. I will give a full report on how good or bad it is and also post the pic with Boggs so can Ken have something to jerk it to. I will not however be taking a picture or going anywhere near Fandango, I will be in a good mood and don’t need his good looks ruining anything for me.

If you want to watch the roast go to Cowheadtv.com, donate 10 bucks (to colon cancer charity which is what all the proceeds go to) and you can watch it live and unedited. Also on iheartradio 102.5 the Bone is their station if you like all funny talk radio, they have it in spades.
-Jesse

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MSN- The Ultimate Warrior, one of U.S. professional wrestling’s most celebrated athletes, has died at the age of 54, days after being inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Inc Hall of Fame, the company said late on Tuesday. “WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior,” the Stamford, Connecticut-based company said on its website. Warrior, whose real name was James Hellwig, began his WWE career in 1987 and rose to become one of the biggest stars in WWE history, the company said, highlighting an “epic encounter” in which he defeated Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania VI to become a WWE Champion. The cause of his death was not given. He was added to the Hall of Fame on April 5. “We are grateful that just days ago, Warrior had the opportunity to take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame and was also able to appear at WrestleMania 30 and Monday Night Raw to address his legions of fans.”

Wow. That’s all I can really say. Am I completely shocked when any of the WWF guys dies early? Not really, but that’s just because they live tough lives full of drugs, pain killers, booze and daily beatings from other very large men. Warrior was one of the most liked wrestlers in history and a personal favorite of mine as a little kid. Prayers go out to his family, his daughters, and the wrestling community as a whole. Glad he got to see his name added to the Hall of Fame but this is a really shitty post to write.

Warrior’s Hall of Fame speech

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The interview they did last year was awesome and this one doesn’t disappoint. She is actually funny unlike most female comedians, although the whole “I’m a vulgar whore” thing gets old. If she lost weight in her face she’d be even hotter.
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-Jesse

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CageSideSeats- During tonight’s episode of Monday Night Raw at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, WWE announced the final inductee for this year’s Hall of Fame class 2014, to be inducted on Sat., April 5, 2014, at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana, live on the WWE Network. Score one more for the bad guys. That’s because Scott Hall be joining his friend and fellow Diamond Dallas Page Accountability Crib graduate Jake “The Snake” Roberts over the WrestleMania 30 weekend to take his place amongst history’s greats. The name WWE is using to promote him is the gimmick name he used during his initial run with the company in the mid-90s, Razor Ramon. Somewhat surprisingly, there was zero mention made of anything Hall did while working in WCW, including being a founding father of the nWo. Hall had his demons throughout his career, including battling various drug problems along with extreme alcoholism, but he’s cleaned up in recent years thanks in large part to DDP. As far as talent in-ring, he’s likely among the most underrated performers in history. Ric Flair once said Hall’s biggest claim to fame is being in the same ring when Shawn Michaels had a match with a ladder but that’s severely underselling just “The Bad Guy’s” talents. He could flat out go when motivated. The problem was both getting, and keeping, him motivated. Either way, he’s going in, joining a deep class that is now complete with the following members:
– Ultimate Warrior
– Jake “The Snake” Roberts
– Lita
– Paul Bearer
– Carlos Colon
– Mr. T
– Razor Ramon


Razor Ramon was one of my favorites back in the day. He had the Spanish flair (white pasty Irish kids love that stuff), he was tough and didn’t care what anyone else said. I think he was an easy entry into the HOF, however I am against the Mr. T induction. I feel the same way about Sylvester Stallone being inducted into the Boxing HOF. Like these guys are actors, not athletes. How can you have a bust of Sly Stallone next to Muhammed Ali or Sugar Ray Robinson? It just cheapens the honor. And sure wrestling is fixed and blah blah blah but these guys are killing themselves in the ring for the fans. Mr T showed up from time to time and it was cool but so what? He didn’t do a Hell in the Cell or start up the Wolfpack. So congrats Razor and Jake the Snake, RIP Paul Bearer and go kick rocks Mr. T.

-Jesse