Hold on to your flagpoles, BoredWrestlingFan presents an interview with former WWE NXT star Derrick Bateman, now going by his real name, Michael Hutter. In the interview, Michael talks about his WWE release, what he’s doing now, and how it all began. “The USA Guy” gimmick that popped up on YouTube is discussed, as well as his stint on the fourth and redemption seasons of NXT. Also discussed are LeBron James, tear-away tights, and the new YouTube channel featuring Michael, Trent Baretta, Briley Pierce, and Percy Watson, “Funny Don’t Make Money.” All this and much, much more. Tune in!
You know, I don’t think I caught an entire wrestling show at all in the past week, not counting last Monday’s RAW. I had to work Tuesday so I left way before the end of NXT. My band got our new t-shirts in on Thursday, so I missed a chunk of TNA. I was dead tired on Friday, so I slept through most of SmackDown. As for the PPV last night? Same thing.
I probably wouldn’t have ordered Fatal Four Way even if I was awake, but I’ve read the results over a few times and I do know one thing – unless Sheamus makes a huge impact on RAW tonight, neither he or Rey Mysterio will be getting much higher than 9th or 10th when I submit my rankings for this week’s Power Poll. I realize the storylines going on in the main event picture on both shows, but how can you have two World Title matches end in a title change via outside interference in one night? That’s my opinion, anyway, and we’ll find out if other wrestling writers (including our own G) agree with me on that one or not.
CZW wrestler Michael “Trent Acid” Verdi was found dead in his Philadelphia home a few days ago. It’s a very rare occasion that we talk about CZW here, and there’s probably a very good reason for that, but now is not the time for CZW bashing. I’d seen Trent Acid perform several years ago as part of the Backseat Boys tag team along with Johnny Kashmere, and the kid was very talented. It’s always sad to lose a member of our wrestling family, and this is no exception.
Reports are that Batista is set to debut for Strikeforce in the near future. At age 41, we’ll have to wait and see how well his body can withstand the abuse of being an MMA fighter.
Lastly, I want to take the time to thank the hard working staff here at BoredWrestlingFan once again for the time and effort they put in to keeping this place running. From our long running staff members Drowgoddess, JT, Legend Killer, and tharvey1, to our newest members AlyKat and G, we have the best writing team on all of the internet, and I truly believe that. I’ll see you guys in a day or two with this weeks Power Poll rankings, but for now, stay tuned for AlyKat’s RAW review!