J.R.'s Superstar of the Week - Jeff Hardy
Greetings from under the black, custom black hat of a guy who's been busier than a fruit merchant, with travels to Detroit and Tampa, Fla., this week before heading to Omaha, Neb., Saturday for Sunday's Judgment Day and then taking a road trip with the King down to Kansas City, Mo., for Monday Night Raw. Plus, along the way we've been doing a ton of media for the upcoming June 30 Monday Night Raw in Oklahoma City. Whew!! (Yes, J.R.'s Family BBQ, www.jrsbarbq.com, gets some love too. Is that so wrong?!)
This week's Raw Superstar of the Week is without question the guy who arguably got the biggest reaction of any WWE Superstar in Detroit Monday night, and that would be the prodigal son of North Carolina … the thrill seeker … Jeff Hardy.
Jeff had been away from WWE and all his fans for approximately 60 days and all had anticipated his return. With an impromptu match versus U-Man-Ga courtesy of HRH King William Regal thrown in young Jeff's face, Jeff rose to the occasion and resumed just where he left off. Jeff is a risk taker to say the least, but let's hope he doesn't take any more "risks" with his career and can get back on the awesome roll he was on when he abruptly took a leave. Welcome back Jeff, and here's to hoping all your WWE dreams come true.
This just in … Raw GM William Regal has discovered "hair gel" for his luxuriously handsome head of hair. (Hey, I have to do some obligatory sucking up or Raw could experience another "Adamle moment.")
Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes are about as an unlikely a pair to hold tag titles as any duo I can remember seeing in quite some time. The obvious "Odd Couple" reference could be inserted here, but I won't do that to you. Professionally, the World Tag Team Champs are a solid unit, but out of the ring, they are about as far apart as two could get. Are their days as Tag Champs numbered?
Do I really want to read about 70-something-year-old Barbara Walters' sex life? I didn't think so.
"Kennedy-Kennedy" did away with he of "Big Brown" teeth Monday night in a match sponsored by the American Dental Association. I think it is great that the winner of the Kentucky Derby was named after Snitsky's' teeth. It seems as if "Kennedy-Kennedy" is readying himself for a title challenge. Yes-Yes?
I wonder how John Cena and Mickie James' date worked out Monday night. That Motown is a party place and in the spirit of being more "hip," I wonder if Johnny and Mickie "got their groove on"?
Daddy-like … the conflict between The Glamazon and Melina … who has no last name. The King is especially emotionally-invested in this Diva physicality.
News Flash ... HBJK is healthy and ready to steal the show at Judgment Day. Second News Flash … Chris Jericho feels like a fire hydrant at a dalmatian convention after being embarrassed by Michaels Monday night. I would expect Y2J to do all he can to give HBK a legit leg injury come Sunday on PPV.
Michaels vs. Jericho could seriously be the show stealer in Omaha.
Trevor Murdoch has been eating a fair amount of broth this week thanks to his "good friend" Lance Cade. Murdoch can sing a bit without question, but Cade showed a real nasty side of his personality in Detroit against a man who many of us thought was like a brother to Cade. Stay tuned.
Damn, John Cena and Randy Orton have great chemistry. I really enjoyed their knock down, drag out battle Monday night — that is until JBL was appointed referee by our loving and caring King of all WWE. Good thing Triple H was ready for combat — when isn't he ready to thrown down a Slobber-Knocker — or Cena would have been dissected in the Joe. (That's not insider "dirty talk," as the Joe is the Joe Louis Arena. You remember Joe Louis; he was the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion who got shafted by the U.S. Government back in the day.)
What a week and so much good stuff is just around the corner. I hope you enjoy Judgment Day in America's Heartland, Omaha, Neb., and the ensuing Monday Night Raw in one of the U.S.A.'s BBQ epicenters, Kansas City. I am getting my "Q" face on as we speak. Be well.
Boomer Sooner and eat more BBQ!!