J.R.'s Superstar of the Week - Jeff Hardy

J.R.'s Superstar of the Week - Jeff Hardy

Greetings from your Oklahoma friend, who dragged himself back to Norman, Okla., from Austin, Texas after a challenging night of Monday Night Raw that was certainly Texas-sized as the march to No Way Out in Las Vegas continues.

This week's winner of an "I've Got Big Nuts" T-shirt and other delicious products from www.jrsbarbq.com is the "Legend Thriller" from Cameron, N.C., and reigning Intercontinental Champion, Jeff Hardy. Yours truly was questioned elsewhere for saying that Jeff Hardy was the hottest WWE Superstar "at this particular moment," which I think was right after Jeff lit up the Frank Erwin Center much like the Oklahoma University Women's Basketball Team did Sunday afternoon against Texas.

I guess the "particular moment" phrasing was what was in question, but that's just an old redneck doing live TV and trying to do his best. Perhaps my choice of words could have been more "refined" or more grammatically correct, but I was trying and that's all a steer can do. Nonetheless sports fans, Jeff Hardy is rocking and if he doesn't make it to the WWE Title match at WrestleMania XXIV, it will be a damn shame for the youngest Hardy (who has never headlined the premier extravaganza in WWE).

A few things came out of the Divas Tag Team Match Monday night in my eyes. The Glamazon, Beth Phoenix, is seemingly so far ahead of the competition it might never be as close as some perceive. Mickie James is the most popular in-ring Diva since Trish Stratus. I would enjoy seeing a Victoria-Phoenix match, and finally, lovely Kelly-Kelly just might have been in over her beautiful head down in Austin.

Boy howdy, did Snitsky ever look like a pair of brown shoes at a formal wedding when he interrupted five of the men who will compete in the No Way Out Elimination Chamber Match to determine the No. 1 contender for the WWE Title at WrestleMania.

I think perhaps JBL tried to pay off Umaga with some of his new Mamajuana Energy drink instead of cold, hard cash on that alleged deal he thought he had made with the large man from the "isle" of Samoa. Mamajuana is the real deal from what I am told, but nothing supplants cash.

Is "Kennedy-Kennedy" a horse's arse or what? I think Mr. Kennedy is one of the best young wrestlers to appear in WWE in years, but the brash athlete from Green Bay, Wis., is simply downright rude and arrogant. Apparently, Kennedy respects no veteran, and those that don't respect those that have come before them are damned hard to hang with me, let me tell you. Kennedy comparing Ric Flair to the equivalent of a family dog that should be "put down" is pathetic. If Ric is not a future WWE Hall of Famer then there shouldn't be a WWE Hall of Fame. For Kennedy to disparage "Naitch" the way he has is worthy of a stiff trip to the woodshed for the arrogant man with no apparent first name.

Was Carlito & Santino Marella's tag team win over Paul London & Brian Kendrick a fluke Monday night, as it came in seemingly the blink of an eye? London & Kendrick are much better than they showed, I do know that, but perhaps Santino & Carlito are better than were purported as well. With Lance Cade back healthy, the tag team scene on Monday Night Raw is better than it has been in quite some time from where I'm sitting.

Now I know what I want to be when I grow up -- Mr. McMahon's arse buffer. (smile) I'm sure the list of applicants for that role from the corporate tower must be lengthy.

Just what is the fascination of a grown, filthy-rich man, who likes to humiliate others by making them kiss his arse on worldwide television (especially his own son, who no doubt has not lead the perfect life while being the youngest child of one of the richest, most powerful men in the world)? Where is in the hell is Dr. Phil when you need him?!

Just for the record, my prediction of the New York Giants -12 was on the money, thank you very much. But I have to ‘fess up: My prediction that Brock Lesnar would win his UFC fight was not on the money.

Write this down: Santino will pay for the "balding tough guy" line he directed at Hardcore Holly.

After all these years -- and I know I shouldn't be by now -- but I still am amazed at just how good Shawn Michaels still is. Wow.

Is Chris Jericho the dark horse in the Elimination Chamber? Some people think yes, but perhaps the smart money is on Triple H, who missed Raw this week due to a family emergency as was mentioned on TV. We sincerely wish The Game our best. Without fail, he will be ready to rock come No Way Out. Count on it.  

In case you are keeping score at home, John Cena, the man many of you love to boo, is healthy, damn healthy. While John got jeered in Philly last week (I know Santa Claus once got booed in Philly), the fans in Texas cheered Cena as if he was General Sam Houston himself. What an amazingly unpredictable world we have the privilege of experiencing in WWE! It's been documented that Mark Henry is the "World's Strongest Man," but how strong is Cena?! To FU a man that weighs at least 410 pounds is an amazing feat and that's what the No. 1 contender to the WWE Championship did Monday night.

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