Tuesday, May 22, 2012
It's a damn shame what has become of the legendary "Nature Boy" Ric Flair. I wrote a piece on it a little over a year ago at other pro wrestling blog, and I got some serious shit for it from the fans. They were all like, "You need to show him so more respect.. He's a legend and can do whatever the fuck he wants...You don't know him personally and what he's going through".
Seriously? Fuck you. I call it like I see it, and it ain't a lie if it's true. Since retiring from the WWE, your so-called role model reneged oh his retirement promised, screwed Highspots out of tens of thousands, shit all over the wrestling fans, made a fool of himself and his legacy in TNA, and then proceeded to fuck them over too. WOOOOOO! Ain't that some shit!
Seems like Dixie Carter has smartened up and may be on the verge of cutting ties with the legend who can't afford to pay his bar tabs. You know things have gotten bad when sources in the TNA locker room are saying it's at a point where it's not worth keeping Flair around.
Since joining TNA, Flair has been banned and cut off from numerous establishments in the Orlando area where TNA tapes it television shows and hosts most of their pay per view events. There was an incident at the Hard Rock Cafe at Citiwalk where he's been banned from drinking. There are also countless stories of Flair hitting up talent for money, asking for them to pay for his drinks, running out on massive tabs, and even stories of establishments contacting the TNA offices seeking payment for his scams. Flair's antics are ruining a ton of TNA's local business relationships. And why is that? Because the champ doesn't give two fucks about TNA Wrestling.
He sees TNA as a glorified indy company and thinks Dixie Carter is a money mark. He figures his boys will get him his overblown payday and the young starts will mark out just to be around him. Well the jig is up motherfucker! Nobody wants you around anymore. His boys shrug him off and tell Dixie they have no way to control him, like he's some retarded child off his meds. The locker room doesn't want him around and are wondering what the fuck they ever saw in him. And management finally started calculating their math to figure out that between his lack of drawing power and the lack of ratings, his 30K per appearance pay isn't worth it.
WrestlingInc.com reports that Spike TV sources have reported that there have been a number of requests from the network for TNA to keep Flair dressed and not have him "near nude" and bleeding at his age on TV.
This isn't the Four Horsemen days where that Horse shit would fly. Ric Flair is no longer the star he was in the 80's. He can't get away with the antic of his styling and profiling. He's no longer the central figure on television and there is no reason for him to be living the gimmick outside of the ring. The Ric Flair we all know and love, died during the Monday Night Wars.
You think he cares if Dixie hands him his pink slip? He's got the WWE wrapped around his finger. They just signed his daughter Ashley to a developmental deal and went through flaming circus hoops to put another Hall of Fame ring on his finger. Dixie puts a stiletto in his ass and he bounces right into the WWE. Yeah, he'll have to work a little more for his paycheck, but he won't be homeless just yet. Ric Flair doesn't respect TNA or Dixie Carter, and treats them like a joke knowing that he always has the WWE to fall back on.
How is TNA supposed to grow as a company when they have guys like Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan bleeding them of their money and creativity because they are just literally stealing the money TNA needs to survive? Flair laughs behind Dixie Carter's back and says to his boys, "This mark is gonna pay me because I'm Ric Fucking Flair and she don't know any better!... She knows my name and knows I'm a legend. She needs me to make her company".
Uh, sorry Ric. She needs you to get the fuck out! Dixie Carter is trying to run a business here and she has no time to babysit a pitiful old man whose had more marriages than world titles. Ric Flair no longer draws crowds, no longer draws ratings and can no longer helps build a promotion using the credibility of his name. His name isn't worth a cup of warm piss. Maybe to the indies or the local convention scene, but to a major promotion like TNA Wrestling, he's nothing but a financial and liable cancer.
Yeah, I fuckin' said it!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Maybe I've seen Paranormal Activity too many times. I was trying to work the ol' Bloody Mary magic here so I can be haunted by a topless Terri Runnels. No luck! Fucking movies, always making it look easy!
How many of you actually remember Terri Runnels? It's been a while since she was last on any mainstream wrestling programming, and WWE doesn't give her the occasional nod to remember her contributions to the build of the divas division. No, she didn't wrestle or do anything monumental - but she was one of the original divas who helped bring sex back into wrestling.
When WWE Hall of Famer Tammy "Sunny" Sytch was strutting around the WWE as the most downloaded woman on AOL, it was Terri Runnels standing along side Sable in her shadows. It was like a major league pitching rotation. Sunny was the ace, Sable was the all-star, and Terri was a veteran stud.
She turned heads as Alexandria York in the early days of WCW, but she gained worldwide recognition when she adopted the moniker of Marlena, the golden statuette shaped arm-piece of her then husband Goldust (Dustin Runnels). At the time, the WWE had been producing an edgier spin off to their WWE magazine, entitled RAW Magazine. The publication mirrored the new attitude era and pushed the erotic envelope with spreads of their women that represented a Playboy layout - without nipples and pink meat. It was the WWE's version of late night Cinemax skin flick. All tease, no pop. But it was the closet thing to seeing our fantasies of these wrestling vixens come true.
After her stint in the WWE, Terri fell off the radar, and began doing the regular convention tours. She wasn't much of a news maker - except for the time that she beat the shit out of a money mark promoter named Jason Blaustein who tried to stiff her on pay, and then a few years later during her very public and very ugly break up with former ECW original cast member, New Jack. The split between the odd couple got so nasty that New Jack exploited a side of Terri we had never known. Accusations of STDs, bi-polar disorders and drug abuse ravaged the internet for weeks. I don't what New jack was talking about...that sounds like the recipe for a fun party girl!
Back to the picture, Bloody Terri. From what I understand, this was shot at a small local indy show where Terri was playing the role of manager for some fat-ass mark who thinks he's king shit on the indies. For a veteran female who never spent a day in her professional career as an active wrestler, why would she give herself a blade job like this for a small indy show that drew less than 200 fans? And if the gossip that New jack was spreading was true, why would she risk spreading her STDs to the locker room, event crew and fans (some of which are small children). Obviously, I don't know her the way New Jack knows her - but if what he says is true, Terri could have more diseases than the Outbreak monkey.
Does it suck to see someone who was once so successful desperately cling on to their fame at the cost of blood? Do some of you see this as dedication to her craft? Or is this a case of someone who desperately needs attention? What do you make of this bloody mess?