J.R.'s Superstar of the Week - Trevor Murdoch

J.R.'s Superstar of the Week - Trevor Murdoch
Greetings from under the black, 200X Resistol hat from your resident BBQ lovin' Okie who is stoked that I don't have to take two airplane flights to get to work Sunday when we hit good, old St. Louis for Judgment Day.
Yours truly actually gets to take the short hop from Oklahoma City to St. Louis on Sunday morning to be a part of the Judgment Day pay-per-view broadcast that virtually everyone who is on the WWE payroll as a broadcaster will be participating in. Seriously, that does make the night less taxing, if you will, and it is always fun to watch the other broadcasters do their thing. These tri-branded PPV's should provide fans with ample reasons to be a part of the event live.
St. Louis, as I recently mentioned on www.jrsbarbq.com, is one of the all time great wrestling cities in America. At one time, most wrestling historians would say that New York City and St. Louis were the top two cities that featured wrestling, especially in the ‘50s through the early ‘80s when promoter Sam Muchnick was calling the shots in St. Louis.
This week's Raw Superstar of the Week may come as a surprise to some. However, after thorough consultation with Dick Murdoch, Dick The Bruiser, Dick Slater, Dick Afflis, Dick Hunter, and Dick the Wonder Cat, this week's winner is the rather red-necked — not that there is any thing wrong with that — Trevor Murdoch, who came "this close" to upsetting Jeff Hardy Monday night in Hampton, Va., and wrestled an entire match without cheating. For that feat alone, young Murdoch, who has a wonderful farmer's tan, is this week's winner, and will receive lovely and tasty parting gifts. 
I think The Great Khali, a truly handsome man wouldn't you concur, has made his gigantic points abundantly clear as it relates to what he intends to do to WWE Champ John Cena Sunday at Judgment Day, and on how Khali is going to wrestle this match. Well, that last one might be a "stretch" because Khali is not long on wrestling technique, but more than makes up for it in freakish strength, abnormal size, and a nasty disposition. If Cena thinks his big right hand can be the difference maker in Cena retaining the WWE Championship, then I don't like John's chances. However, if Cena has a viable "Plan B," I would not count The Champ out.
As the late Rick James used to say, Khali is "super freaky" to say the least.
Is Santino Marella a "fluke" as the Intercontinental Champion? Some WWE Superstars apparently think so. I think time will tell, but Santino is a refreshing story to follow even though some defiant fans would rather Santino head back to Italy. Hey, the guy just relocated to Patterson, N.J., so let's give him a chance. Plus, Marella has lots of family in Canada, so Santino's stay in North America is a good thing for the young man. Santino has pleasantly surprised me.
Speaking of New Jersey, RIP Christopher Moltasanti. The Sopranos will not be the same without you.
I wonder who has been giving Candice Michelle wrestling lessons. Nonetheless, she is totally disliked by Melina. Funny how neither woman embroiled in this matter has a last name. Hey, I've been through the desert on a horse with no name, but that's another story. Wouldn't it be great when Melina and Candice finally clash that Joey Styles could call the match so he could shriek, "CAT FIGHT!" 
Mr. McMahon "feeding" Coachman to Lashley Monday was just a little perverse, you have to admit. Coach had no chance against the dominating Lashley, who may not win the ECW World Title back on Sunday. Come on, it's 3 vs. 1, again. However, I would suspect Lashley will do all he can to do physical harm to Mr. McMahon, the "Doctor" of Hardcore, who also once played a proctologist on TV.
Ric Flair's cameo appearance on Monday Night Raw from the heart of Flair Country was one of the loudest and most emotional moments of the night. If you were there, I am sure you would agree. Ric Flair wrestling in St. Louis at a major event this Sunday feels like old times.
Why is everyone ragging on Roger Clemens for returning to the New York Yankees with an extraordinary contract that allows him not to travel on days he is not scheduled to pitch? The Yankees want to win the World Series no matter the cost. I know and respect "The Rocket," but he may not have enough pitching left in him to help get the Bombers to the Series in October. That should make the majority of baseball fans happy. And speaking of baseball, it doesn't seem as if any one cares if Barry Bonds breaks Hank Aaron's home run record, which feels kind of bad to me. Critics are more interested in Bonds' increased hat size rather than his accomplishments. How in the hell did I get on this tangent?!
New World Champion Edge and the incomparable Shawn Michaels had one helluva wrestling match Monday night. HBK shouldn't have even been on Raw in Hampton in my opinion, which means "this much," but somehow the concussed Michaels was able to prevail on Edge's last match on Raw. Firstly, was Monday really Edge's "last match" on Raw, and secondly, will Randy Orton do his best to exploit Shawn who will not be 100 percent come Sunday? I can't answer the first question, but a "hell, yeah" would be the answer to the second query.
So this Sunday it is St. Louis and then on to the "Quad Cities" where Monday Night Raw will emanate from specifically the Mark of the Quad Cities. Nice little drive from St. Louis up to Moline, Ill., for J.R. and the King, so if you're on the interstate on Monday late morning, don't forget to wave. We should have two great days of WWE action in St. Louis and Moline, and I am looking forward to each stop. It's a helluva deal, we get to have a blast and get paid for it at the same time. How good is that?
See you later you beef jerky eating, BBQ sauce freaks.

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