Most Extreme Player for 3/8/07
This week's MEP honors are shared once again.
First, Bobby Lashley showed unbelievable courage in standing up to Mr. McMahon, who had demanded a public apology from the second-generation army sergeant. Instead, Lashley nearly crushed the hand of the WWE Chairman (the same hand our Chairman slapped Lashley with on SmackDown) and made it clear that if Mr. McMahon ever layed another hand on him, Lashley would break him in half. I am not a betting man, but if I were, I would wager that the ECW World Champion can defeat the Samoan Bulldozer Umaga in the Battle of the Billionaires at WrestleMania, allowing Donald Trump to shave the head of Mr. McMahon. Talk about a WrestleMania moment!
ECW Original RVD also gets a share of this week's MEP honors by virtue of his victory over the New Breed's Elijah Burke. Last week, Burke interfered and crotched Van Dam while setting up for the Five-Star Frog Splash, costing RVD his match with Kevin Thorn. This week, RVD's fellow ECW Originals Sandman, Sabu and Tommy Dreamer created a defensive wall around Van Dam, allowing him to score a much needed win for the ECW Originals. After the match, Dreamer challenged the New Breed to face the ECW Originals in an Eight-Man Tag Team Match at WrestleMania. As a fellow ECW Original, I am thrilled that after all their years of hard work and sacrifice in our industry, Dreamer, Sandman and Sabu are finally getting a chance to showcase their talents on the "Grandest Stage of Them All."
This week's Least Extreme Player is my broadcast partner, Tazz. Since he absolutely, positively had to be the first person to board our flight home from Tucson, Ariz. to New York, the most miserable man on the planet ignored the pre-boarding call for anyone who needed special assistance, and almost ran over a 96-year-old woman in a wheelchair to get down the jetway first. This story would be funny if it was not true. I have known Tazz for almost 14 years and I have some great Tazz stories. However, the vision of Tazz doing a spin move around an elderly woman in an airport wheelchair will haunt me forever.
Tazz should shout the following as he clears airport security: "Beat me if you can...board before me if I let you."