Q: What did you think of The Miz cashing in?
A: I liked it. I thought it was going to happen at Survivor Series, not at Raw. Glad it was on free TV, though. It lets Orton/Miz and Cena/Barrett continue, so it gets my thumbs up.
Q: What’s your breakdown of the raptors trade over the weekend?
A: Another rebuilding step in the youth movement. Jack is expendable now that Bosh is gone, and he’s not a true point guard. Evans has been solid and Davis is back soon, so Andersen was trade bait. Hopefully Bayless becomes a star and finds his groove in the NBA. As for Peja, I’m not crazy about acquiring him. It’s 2010, not 1998. His age and defensive liability is going to limit him.
Q: Where do the guys who get buried alive escape to when the dirt gets dumped into the grave?
A: I’ve always wanted to know the ins and outs of how they do this too. Basically, there’s a trap door hidden inside the grave on one of the sides (usually not shown on camera). When the dirt is about to be poured, the camera cuts away, usually at an angle farther back, giving whoever it is (usually The Undertaker) a moment to escape through the door.
Q: What are your thoughts on the Miami Heat?
A: I hate them. Bosh has become a third wheel, and you can see statistically that he’s suffering. The team obviously has star power, but how far they make it in the playoffs is TBD. The team isn’t great defensively, and we all know that ‘offense wins games, defence wins championships.’
Q: Kurt Kurt Angle recently hinted at returning to WWE. What happened with his release?
A: No one really knows other than Angle and Vince. A lot of rumours are out there – the most popular/credible one being that Angle starting crying, which, mixed with some weird behaviour on his end, made WWE release him. I think WWE knew he was going to TNA, and they were OK with it. Angle had substance abuse issues, and the WWE road schedule at 300+ days a year, it was just a matter of time before he went out like Eddie Guerrero.
Q: What the hell happened to TNA!?
A: Yeah, a trainwreck, isn’t it? The talent isn’t bad there, but the entire management and creative team need to crawl into a hole and die. They fill their show with countless backstage segments with nonsensical talking, stupid fights, ridiculous storyline swerves and backstage attacks up the wazoo. They’re all morons of the highest calibre. Whatever worked in 1999 is being repeated in 2010 – if it worked then, why not now? Idiots.
Q: What does Rey Mysterio say to the little kids along the ramp when they touch heads?
A: I’ve always wanted to know. Probably something along the lines of ‘never give up on your dreams.’ Who cares, it’s pro wrestling. Don’t take it too seriously.