J.R.'s Superstar of the Week - Jerry "The King" Lawler
Why is it so hard to select a Raw Superstar of the Week each week? Is it
just me having more “Senior Moments?” Could it be that the
competition is that close or is it that no one had the kind of night that
keeps fans talking about it for days? I honestly don’t know. Do
Nonetheless, I shall persevere and we will have a winner. There will be no time limit draws, disqualifications or count outs here because, by golly, we deserve a winner for this prestigious award, don’t you agree?
So without further ado (what does ado mean anyway, is it French) we have a winner! This week’s winner of the prestigious Raw Superstar of the Week is my friend and broadcast partner “The King” Jerry Lawler! I will elaborate after these opinions and personal observations.
Monday Night was the “Eric Bischoff Show” which obviously thrilled me to no end. No, I am NOT being serious. Bischoff is terribly easy to dislike for most folks and I fall into that category as well. Sure he has a hot selling book that I actually paid retail for and enjoyed for the most part. However, he seemed to have suffered from selected memory loss when discussing my career at WCW. That is the nature of this biz at times, why let the facts stand in the way of a good story?
Because “Easy E” did such a stellar job of assisting Edge and Orton in defeating DX at Cyber Sunday, Mr. McMahon rewarded Bischoff with a G.M. for the Night card for the Columbus, Ohio Raw. Bischoff’s irresponsible actions may come back and bite the Chairman in the backside. One has to think that Bischoff would enjoy that no end.
Jeff Hardy got shafted out of the IC Title thanks to Bischoff. I wonder what sort of “unwritten bonus” Eric received from Melina for orchestrating Jeff Hardy’s downfall Monday night. Oh yeah, the new champion is Johnny “Don’t call me Monday “Nitro. This is a win Nitro can be especially proud of as his career moves forward.
K-Fed challenging John Cena to a one on one match on January 1 in Miami is laughable. Has Federline lost it? Mr. “Pre-Nup” may have been in shock over his wife Brittney Spears filing divorce papers on him, but Cena will wipe the floor with K-Fed on New Year’s Day.
Will we get an explanation from Eugene on the next RAW for his unspeakable actions toward Hacksaw Jim Duggan? Is Eugene as “special” as he wants people to believe or could it be that many of us have been duped?
The Spirit Squad survived another week as a unit, but their continued togetherness seems “highly unlikely” as the beloved, late Gorilla Monsoon used to say.
Bischoff making Maria face the 360 pound undefeated Samoan Bulldozer Umaga was nothing short of a travesty. It will be interesting to see what the fall out of this matter may be come next week in Manchester, England where next week’s Raw will emanate.
Do you think that Ron Simmons might be just the man to slap some sense into Shelton Benjamin? Can he get arguably the best pure athlete in the WWE to focus on wrestling and not focus on politics and social reform?
Cryme Tyme’s distractions essentially lead to a Carlito victory over Shelton Benjamin Monday night. I am not sure what Carlito should take away from that victory other than knowing that Benjamin still might be the better man. Carlito, Hardy, Nitro, and Benjamin all seem to be relatively evenly matched.
I wonder at what cost Lita convinced Bischoff to force Mickie James to wrestle for the Women’s Title with one arm tied behind her back. What a joke…Mickie never had a chance. Bischoff should be ashamed but we all know that is not going to happen.
The “Bischoff Fix” was in during the main event for Edge and Orton to steal the World Tag Titles from newly crowned champions Ric Flair and Roddy Piper. With Bischoff as the “Special Referee” and the match being no disqualification, DX saved the day. They got a substantial measure of retribution on Bischoff for Eric’s Cyber Sunday activities. Will Bischoff retaliate? Will Mr. McMahon continue to attempt to make DX’s life miserable? Will Mr. McMahon allow Bischoff to become a sacrificial lamb (and I use that term loosely)? Interesting times certainly seem to lie ahead.
Which brings us to this week’s Raw Superstar of the Week. The King saved my Oklahoma backside once again by stepping up and challenging Bischoff who wanted nothing to do with The King. Then to make matters worse the legend from Memphis had to wrestle with one arm handcuffed to the ring rope against an opponent who wasn’t even born when Jerry Lawler was beating the best the business had to offer in Memphis and throughout the South. Do you really think Masters can be proud of beating a veteran like The King under such dubious circumstances? In a fair fight, my money would be on The King, Masterlock or not. Jerry Lawler has not only been the best partner I ever worked with but he has become a true friend which is a rarity in the eat ‘em up and spit ‘em out world of sports-entertainment. The King stood up for me when he knew I was physically unable to compete in addition to NOT being a wrestler. Jerry Lawler did the right thing for a friend and I damn sure appreciated it.
I will be writing a few blogs that might interest you this week at www.jrsbarbq.com so I hope you take time to check them out. I hope to see you next week on Raw from Manchester where I can assure you the crowd will be wonderfully loud and enthusiastic.