2012
07.09

The Champ gives a nod of approval

CM Punk has declared himself to be “Best in the World.”  He’s worn the Ring of Honor World Championship, the ECW World Championship, the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, and is the current WWE Champion.  In one of wrestling’s biggest storylines since the New World Order, he reignited a fire with his infamous “Pipebomb” promo.

And this weekend, the WWE Champion acknowledges and expresses kudos to three of TNA’s top stars.


Destination X saw two new champions crowned.  Zema Ion is the new X Division champion, and Austin Aries is the new TNA World Champion.  And the beast that everyone remembered Samoa Joe to be in the early days of TNA and his time in Ring of Honor is back, as the Samoan Submission Machine locked in an MMA style rear naked choke to Olympic hero Kurt Angle in an exciting match, rendering him unconscious and leaving the referee no choice but to call the match a knock out.

TNA is the number two wrestling organization in the US, but that’s only by default as there are other wrestling companies that simply do not have the national exposure that Spike TV provides.  Ring of Honor is the breeding ground to some incredible wrestling talent, home to a large part of CM Punk’s history, just as it is to Samoa Joe and Austin Aries.  And Punk name-dropped ROH during the “Pipebomb” promo last summer.

He’s not a flashy champion.  He doesn’t wear suits.  He doesn’t exude the classic “champion” style.  But CM Punk has shown true class by acknowledging another company’s show, and by giving TNA a nod.

 


2012
07.08

Wait, what?

Quick history:
2004: The Dead End opened up.  Several writers were on board, each with their own different flavor.
2005: Business picks up, things get fun, but it’s still “forced” at times.
2008: The frequency of updates dwindled to once a week, twice if forced.  The dedication by all is waning.
2010: The joke begins that we’ll write again… eventually.
2011: John joins Victory Pro Wrestling as a ring announcer (this part actually does make sense).
2012: Whttrs.nu is being updated more than this site.

July 7, 2012:  John writes a blog about wrestling.  Without thinking.

Could it be, I’ve figured out what to do with this place?


2012
07.07

Here’s a silly thought…

WWE fired a guy who used to work for TNA because he was poaching contracts of guys that were just about to end their contracts with TNA and trying to get them to sign to the WWE.

TNA’s response: We’ll see you in court.

Fast forward to July 5.  Kenny King was one half of the ROH tag team champions.  Although his contract was expired, he did have a contract extension in place that let him talk to other companies, but that’s it.

TNA has a tournament to crown a new X Division champion.  One of their competitors: Kenny King

So of course, he was fired from ROH.

Busch league, anyone?