You know, I just posted the link for this week’s SmackDown review on facebook, and I realized that I didn’t get a chance to get a goofy picture of Josh Matthews into this week’s article.  So, here’s your weekly dose of “Josh Matthews is a tool.”

Look at this tool

Look at this tool

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s talk wrestling.

When you talk wrestling with anybody who isn’t a fan of the business, the one name that will almost always inevitably come up is Hulk Hogan.  Now, Hogan is in some way, shape, or form a part of TNA Wrestling.  Whether he’s going to be a wrestler, a booker, or what remains to be seen, but he’s a member of the TNA Wrestling family.  Just a few weeks ago, I posted a video here on the site confirming the signing, and in the comments I’d mentioned that it was a brilliant move for TNA given the timing.  You see, Hulk Hogan just had a WWE DVD put out about him on Tuesday.  That means they’ve been airing ads featuring Hulk Hogan on every show.  Roddy Piper guest hosted RAW on Monday, and he and the Iron Sheik both mentioned Hogan’s name – not in a nice way, mind you, but they mentioned him.

If I were an old-school fan tuning in to RAW because Piper is hosting, and I hear Hogan’s name, I start to think, “whatever happened to this guy?”  Then I head to the computer and pull up Hulk Hogan on Wikipedia, or if I’m not computer savvy, I ask the nearest 10 year old wrestling fan, “whatever happened to Hulk Hogan?”

Terry Gene Bollea (born August 11, 1953), better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is a professional wrestler currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.”

“Oh my god, Hogan’s still in wrestling?  I’ve never heard of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.  When does it come on?”

So it’s Thursday Night, 9PM Eastern, and the TV is tuned to Spike TV.  I see Abyss and I see Mick Foley.  Foley is complaining about Hogan.  Alright, yeah, Hogan!  Instead of Hogan, we get Richards, Daffney, and Raven.  A much better trade-off in this reporter’s opinion, but for the man tuning in to see Hulk Hogan, it’s probably a bit of a let down.  It’s ok, though.  They just said there’s supposed to be an interview with Sting later on today.  Hey, I remember Sting!  So I sit down to watch the rest of the show.  I see some pretty good young wrestlers – way more entertaining in ring action than I used to see back in Hogan’s heyday, I’ll tell you that much – but other than a few mentions of his name, there’s no Hulk Hogan.  And Sting?  Sting didn’t bother showing up at his own house for an interview.  Hmph.

The saving grace, of course, is that for those tuning in hoping to see Hogan, TNA got a chance to showcase some of their talent for those curious to see what Hulk Hogan is up to.  Personally, I think they dropped the ball by not having Jay Lethal do his Randy Savage shtick this week.

WWE isn’t really pushing the Hogan DVD as hard as I’d expected them to – not that I can blame them – but TNA has a narrow window here in which the competition is talking about their newest signing, and since next week’s iMPACT is in the can, and Hogan’s in Australia partying with Legend Killer, they’re going to fail to take advantage of it.

Enough about Hulk Hogan.  Let’s talk about Brock Lesnar.  The UFC Heavyweight Champion is in bad health.  Some sources say he may never fight again, others say he may fight within the next six months, while there are some others who say his wife, former WWE Diva Rena Mero, will leave him if he can’t bring in the money.  Isn’t that right, Tammy Sytch?

Oprah Winfrey has been all over the news for the last 24 hours or so, because she announced that she’s ending her talk show on September 9, 2011.  Yes, that’s nearly two years from now.  Nevermind that she told this to Larry King back in 2007, nearly two years ago.  The way they’re talking about this woman, you’d think she died.  Yes, she’s done a lot of pioneering things as a black woman in television, but save making a big deal out of it for when the show ends in 2011.  Even then, don’t make this big of a deal out of it.

Johnny Depp was named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive.  Explain to me how people can call somebody the Sexiest Man Alive.  Does People Magazine know everybody in the world?  I’m a man, I’m alive, and I’ve never met anybody from People Magazine, which says to me that they don’t know for a fact that Johnny Depp is the Sexiest Man Alive.  I’m not saying that I am, I’m just saying that myself, JT, tharvey1, Legend Killer, and Jason were probably all left out of consideration, since People Magazine doesn’t know who we are.

I hear that the TNA Turning Point PPV was actually pretty good.  I still haven’t seen it myself, but I’m thinking about it.  Survivor Series shouldn’t be too bad this Sunday either, but… hey wait a minute, I just realized that nobody scheduled a roundtable for Survivor Series!  Quick, get me your predictions by noon tomorrow via PM on the BWF Forums so I can post them!  Unless somebody else already claimed the show, in which case, let me know…

Speaking of Survivor Series, BWF Twitter follower DCsPeoplesChamp will be trying to get us some live updates if he can via twitter tomorrow night, since he’ll be there live at the Verizon Center.  That’s it for me for now, stay tuned for JT’s Random Randomness, and a quickly thrown together Survivor Series Roundtable tomorrow, and more Survivor Series coverage over the next couple of days!

Post by thinksojoe

The founder of and it’s parent company, Fropac Entertainment, ThinkSoJoE has been a wrestling fan since he first saw WWF television in 1986 at the age of four. His first wrestling memory was Hulk Hogan on Saturday Night’s Main Event talking about getting King Kong Bundy in a cage at WrestleMania 2. Sixteen years later, he met Hulk Hogan on the eve of WrestleMania X-8. On December 9, 2013, he legitimately won a Slammy Award (Best Crowd of the Year). ThinkSoJoE currently hosts the weekly BWF Radio podcast.

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  1. I can tell you with all honesty that I am NOT the sexiest man alive. Also, I'm glad I'm not the only one who felt saying Sting no showed his onw house was a WTF idea on TNA's part. Not only that but in the first hour Tenay and Taz were selling the interview as amazing then they swerve us when it comes time.

  2. Am I sensing a field trip to People magazine headquarters?

    Agreed on the Oprah matter. Not exactly the Earth-ending moment that so many people seem to think that it is.

  3. F*$% Oprah. I was going to volunteer for the Roundtable but was so busy this week that I never got around to it, but I'll try to get them to you.

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