March 3, 2011
Rebecca Black’s “Friday” goes viral, by the end of the year the video has over 10 million views on YouTube.
March 15, 2011
VCW –The Rise of The SET
From Challengers to Champions
2011 Bell to Bell Promotions LLC
First off- kudos to VCW- the production on this DVD is light years ahead of the last DVD I purchased from the company. This features sit-down interviews with the tag-team The Set – Lance Lude and Jay-Sinn and several matches including matches against the King of Wrestling and The Briscoe Brothers. The extra includes a shoot interview (filmed while wrestling is audibly going on in the background-not an extra so much as the sit-down sections in one big scoop versus between matches) and an extra match. I imagine this odd tag team may not get over with someone who has not seen them live( quite frankly Jay-Sinn has had over 10 pounds added by the camera and Lude is rail thin)- but they are fun live and their style works on the DVD. B-
March 20, 2011
Wrestling manager and music aficionado Sir Oliver Humperdink passed away. I did not know him well, but he was one of the genuine nice guys in the industry. It was always fun talking music with a wrestling manager that knew and appreciated Bob Margolin and Digital Underground.
Limitless was the number one movie in
for the weekend. America
March 21, 2011
Blues legend Pinetop Perkins passed away at the age of 97, his swinging tune “Take it easy baby” has been a staple of my iPod for years and tape collection for years before that. He had recently won a Grammy for best traditional blues album Joined at the Hip recorded with Willie “Big Eyes” Smith , he managed to edge out George Burns for the record for oldest person to win a Grammy.
March 23, 2011
Film icon Elizabeth Taylor passed away at the age of 79. Known as much for her multiple marriages as her roles in movies like National Velvet and Cleopatra,
was in the paparazzi maelstrom long before Lyndsey Lohan, Kim Kardashian or
Britney Spears had their lives on public display. Taylor
March 26, 2011
“I love the women that TNA has in the knockouts division, I know all those girls pretty much except maybe 2 in the locker-room and I’ve pretty much wrestled all those girls and they’re excellent. But again I can not stand Vince Russo- I don’t know what his problem is. But it seems like it gets going good with a feud between the girls and then all of the sudden – I don’t know what the heck happens? It’s like they forgot everything that happened and went into something else and just dropped it. I don’t understand it. It’s almost like I need ADD or something to be able to follow it, because it doesn’t make sense to my logical mind.” The Angel Orsini
“If Phil Mushnick were in charge of the WWE- none of the wrestlers would be dead. Do I need to say anymore? Why am I the bad guy? I understand because they are blind to it. They don’t want to know. They want to enjoy this little fantasy world that’s loaded with reality, none of it good. You’d think they would champion what I was doing. But the guy they defend is the one that kills the guys they purport to love.” – Phil Mushnick responding to being disliked by wrestling fans
Christopher Daniels returns to TNA and helps out members of Fortune take on Immortal.
“One of the most underrated guys that’s been in the business in a number of years. Vince McMahon you missed the boat by not hiring Christopher Daniels. I’ll say it to the day I die you have hired Chris Daniels and not thought he was too small- because he can work circles around 95% of the guys you have in that organization.”- Big Bill Anderson