J.R.'s Superstar of the Week - Bobby Lashley
Greetings from under the 200X, black Resistol hat from a BBQ lovin' Okie who is excited to be headed north and to be a part of the festivities in Toronto's Air Canada Centre Monday night for a HUGE night of WWE action. Being a part of Raw AND Saturday Night's Main Event all on the same night should be a pickup truck load of action for any WWE fan lucky enough to have a ticket for Monday night's extravaganza, or view the TV shows.
Monday Night Raw, episode # 730 from the Quad Cities, was in essence the "Bobby Lashley Show," and therefore this week's Raw Superstar of the Week is none other than…Candice Michelle.
I'm just fooling around here even though Candice has impressed all who have seen her in recent weeks, including those that have actually seen her wrestle! No, this week's Raw Superstar of the Week as voted on by our esteemed panel of judges including Jerry Brisco, Jerry Stubbs, Dr. Jerry Graham, Jerry Lawler, Jerry Seinfeld, Jerry Mathers, and Jerry (of Tom and Jerry fame) the Cat is Robert Franklin (Bobby) Lashley who successfully "ran the gauntlet" on Monday night in John Deere Land, and will now meet the world's most dangerous billionaire, the reigning Doctor of Hardcore, Mr. McMahon at One Night Stand in Jacksonville, Fla., on June 3.
An interesting scenario is continuing to brew between Ric Flair and Carlito. Even though many may envy Carlito's ample head of hair (King??), the second-generation Superstar who was raised in San Juan under the watchful eye of his Superstar father Carlos Colon really stepped in "it" Monday night, and then tracked "it" into the house as my Daddy used to say. It will be interesting to see what version of Carlito we see Monday night in Toronto, the emotional version or the "I'm really cool," laid back version. For the bushy-haired Carlito, I strongly suggest the emotional version show up if for nothing other than his own self-preservation. I am still trying to figure out what motivated Carlito to break off his relationship with Torrie Wilson, because it was obvious that Carlito clearly out punted his coverage on that deal. As my Oklahoma buddies tell me all the time, "Torrie Wilson would make me write bad checks!"
Carlito kicking the buxom Torrie Wilson to the curb is more perplexing than the highly paid New York Yankees dying a natural death thus far this season. Hey, I have all the respect in the world for Roger Clemens, even though he is a Longhorn lover, but the Bronx Bombers' issues run much deeper than one strong right arm of a part-time player. Clemens is the greatest living pitcher in the game, but last I looked he doesn't bat in league games and will play only every four or five days when he is ready to throw. I'm not sure why I got off on that tangent but humor me will ya?
Candice Michelle scored another upset Monday when she pinned the WWE Women's Champion Melina. Candice is hot in many ways, but can she beat Melina when the chips are all on the table and Melina's title is at stake? Perhaps we will find out soon. I hear that Candice will be in Indianapolis this weekend for Indy 500 activities sponsored by "Go Daddy.com," and she would definitely give new meaning to the term "Gentlemen, start your engines!"
What in the hell did The Great Khali say Monday night?! Can we please get some subtitles?? I would love to hear the 7-foot-3 420-pounder say, "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers" three times as quickly as he could. Khali was not hired for his oratorical splendor, but this physical freak of nature is much like a car accident one passes on the interstate, in that it is hard to take one's eyes off this massive brute.
The only thing that might be worse than jail for Paris Hilton is to begin dating The Great Khali and for them to star in A Love Story.
Bad visual….my apologies.
I've got to say however, that John Cena has shown no retreat against Khali, which makes me respect Cena even more. It still amazes me why some defiant fans love to boo Cena. It's that old First Amendment thing, so I won't die on this hill, but it still feels odd and somewhat perplexing.
I felt like The Hardys vs. Cade/Murdoch match at Judgment Day was as good as any match of the night from where I was sitting. I am encouraged by the upside of all four of the participants in that tag match. Same goes for Monday night as once again The Hardys rocked and had a good match with Kenny Dykstra and Johnny Nitro, who both apparently just returned from the Witness Protection Program with Henry Hill and the Gravano Family. Dykstra, who never played for the New York Mets, and Nitro, if that is his real name, are keepers, and once they make their own "break" they each can be wrestling regularly in main events and "printing money".
Is Cade and Murdoch's new positive attitude for real? I know they are excellent athletes and exceptional, young wrestlers but is their newfound attitude legit? I suppose we should continue to give this duo the benefit of the doubt until they prove us otherwise. Perhaps they have started watching Dr. Phil and Oprah together and have "seen the light," and I have liked what I have seen from these redneck partners over the past several weeks.
Watching Bobby Lashley body slam the close to 500-pound Viscera Monday night was about as shocking as it would be seeing Rosie O'Donnell wearing nothing but body paint.
Hey, look kids, its Timbaland!!
After Randy's Orton's actions of the past couple of weeks, it is clear to see that he is serious (not) about turning his life around and becoming even more of a pain in the backside. Talented...absolutely...arrogant and conceded….oh, hell yeah.
I have not heard the official word on how long HBK will be out of commission but I don't think we will see Shawn Michaels back in the ring for a good while. To be honest, at this stage of his career, will Shawn even want to return to the ring and continue to risk his health? Remember, this is the same man who took four years off to heal his problematic back. HBK's mind might be screaming, "yes, I need to wrestle" while his body may be saying "are you nuts?!"
It will be a huge night for WWE Monday in Toronto, with a double-header of sorts that includes Raw and the taping of Saturday Night's Main Event. "Don't worry about the mules, just load the wagon" as the late Dick Murdoch used to tell me. I will be stocking up on plenty of "J.R.'s Beef Jerky" for my much needed protein fix for this undertaking. One good thing is that I know the Toronto fans will be jacked and ready to raise some hell Monday night, which always helps make average shows good, and good shows great. I have yet to work when the crowd wasn't off the charts. I leave Oklahoma for Toronto on Sunday, which kind of cuts short our Memorial Day weekend activities but I wouldn't have it any other way, eh.
BOOMER SOONER AND EAT MORE BBQ!