Saturday Smack Talk: 8/27/2011 | Smark Out Moment

Saturday Smack Talk: 8/27/2011

Posted by Anthony Mango Saturday, August 27, 2011
What's gone on this past week in wrestling?

  • Matt Hardy was arrested for driving while intoxicated, then released from TNA, then rushed to the hospital for falling down. *AHEM* I guess all that "don't believe what you read online" stuff once again is thrown out the window. Clearly, Matt and the rest of his friends aren't making the right decisions, and it's a shame. Helms tried to make TMZ out to be the bad guys, saying they're a bunch of maggots that profit off the mistakes and downfalls of human beings. Now, while I agree with Helms about disliking TMZ, it isn't their fault that they're reporting this about Hardy - it's Matt's. As disgusting as the paparazzi is, TMZ can't report your arrest, your firing, and your hospital visit without it happening. We keep hearing that THIS TIME everything has changed, but then we just need to wait a few more weeks and then we'll see something else in the news about Jeff, Matt, or Helms. How Shannon Moore has avoided all this, I have no idea.
  • Curt Hawkins wrote on his Twitter that he won't trim his beard until WWE puts him in a match on RAW. Look out for Curt Hawkins getting a huge beard in the next few weeks. 
  • WWE is revamping their business executives and it's being said that Vince primarily views himself, Hunter, and Steph as the only three people that aren't expendable. Hm...
  • Harry Smith has now expressed frustrations with WWE because of how they handled some family memorabilia (including a painting that his mother did of Davey Boy, which was broken). I can understand why they would be pissed about them firing Harry (though it does seem like he left on his own accord in a way) and then handling family heirlooms with little care and asking for them back and such. 
  • Women Superstars Uncensored, an organization that booked Melina Perez, is squashing the rumors that were going around that she supposedly is asking for $3000 plus travel fees per appearance.
  • Vince McMahon is a big supporter of Booker T's commentary, as he says it offers a "street" viewpoint. While that may kind of be true, it still doesn't excuse the performance value in my opinion. I like Booker, and I'd love to see him as a manager, but MAN do I hate his commentary. It reminds me of how bad Mike Adamle was, but on top of that, I could actually understand what Adamle was saying. 
  • This really isn't "news", but could AJ get any cuter? I think not.
  • How great was that when the fans threw John Cena's shirt back to him on Raw? 
  • It appears as though Todd Grisham has left WWE. Now, while I was critical of him as a commentator (and I'll stand by my comments...even though Booker makes Grisham look amazing) I still thought Grisham was good at the backstage interviewer role. If they decide to just use Stanford for that spot instead, then no big deal. It's kind of interchangeable. Here's hoping Todd has a good career ahead of him at ESPN or whatever else it is he ends up doing. 
  • Kevin Nash does not want to do promos based on scripts anymore, as evidenced by how much he struggled with his promo against CM Punk. Triple H apparently backed him up backstage. Now, some people are saying "HHH is already abusing his power for his buddies", and I can see where they'd say that, but I'm hoping that this is, instead, the sign of things changing with HHH letting many others script their own promos, not just Nash and a few safe hands. They should let everyone do the bullet points method and try them all out at house shows, then assess which people are trustworthy enough not to script everything for.  
  • The real Sin Cara returned for this week's Smackdown tapings and apparently had to redo some of his match with Heath Slater, causing him to gain even more heat than he currently had. 
  • Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne are looking for tag team name suggestions. Some that have been mentioned are: Flight Club, Dreadlock & Load, Boom Raiders, The Wing Men, The Boom Squad, The Kingston Duo, Fly Guys, The Bourne Supremacy, Altitude Era, and The Legion of Boom. Not a big fan of any of those...but I haven't been able to think of anything better yet.


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