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Over at Prowrestling.net is an interesting press release from the Fuse network. Chris Jericho is set to host a new television program called “Shame To Fame.” I can see the appeal of a show like this for Chris but let’s all be honest here; Chris can’t sing. As long as he is a host and not a judge then all is well.
We all saw that dreaded celebrity singing show where he was the very first elimination. Cheech Marin lasted longer than he did and his only claim to fame is putting up with Tommy Chong and Don Johnson while collecting a paycheck.
There was one interesting bit though that makes this show appealing in a totally disgusting manner.
“Produced by Zig-Zag Productions USA, “Shame 2 Fame” pits ten talented female singers who have addictions, criminal records, emotional problems and bad attitudes against one another as they dream of fame and musical stardom. Each week, the women compete in a series of outlandish, transforming challenges, from performing at a Sweet 16 to being grilled by a publicist about their past, ultimately resulting in one girl sent packing. Only the strongest will be redeemed and given the opportunity to sign with a major music label.”
So this show sounds like a cross between “Bad Girls,” “Intervention” “American Idol” and “Making the Band.” I say set the TiVo and let the overproduced drama begin. -Jeremy
According to The Sun, a “pal” of Mick Foley claims that Mick Foley is planning on jumping ship to TNA when his contract expires with WWE. Foley has reportedly been upset with his announcing gig on Smackdown almost to the day he started. Apparently he doesn’t like being yelled at by people who get the discount at the local dinner buffet. The best part of this article is the delusional “pal” stating that Mick wants to go to and help legitimize the public’s perception of TNA. He will do so in a black-tie chain inferno lube on a pole match inside the six sides of electrified steel filled with weapons. Oh and mayonnaise. This is TNA after all and anything is possible. Good luck Mick, hopefully this negotiation plan works out for you and WWE.-Jeremy
According to the Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online site, IWA Mid-South, those wacky hardcore folks from the eastern midwest, are holding two shows this weekend, one of which is a fundraiser for one of their most popular “athletes”:
IWA Mid-South runs Portage, IN on August 16th at Woodland Park and August 17th and Sunday August 17th in Joliet at the Hartman Rec Center. The second night will be a fundraiser to help pay for Mickie Knuckles’ hospital bills. Trevor Murdock is working both shows, and Necro Butcher vs. Too Cold Scorpio takes place Sunday.
It’s good to see an independent company that probably spends more money on light tubes than they bring in on the live gate putting on a show to raise funds to help the chick that beat the ever-loving fuck out of a guy who just wanted to wrestle for the company. If you haven’t seen the video of Mickie Knuckles’ legalized assault and battery on some douchebag (followed by a gutless 6-on-1 attack on the guy), consider yourself a lucky person. Maybe former WWE superstar Trevor Murdoch, who probably used to get a decent paycheck, will appear on a fundraiser for a man who got curbstomped face-first onto the rung of a ladder by some remorseless fat-ass.
(Oooh, what are you gonna do, challenge me to a Fans Bring the Toilet Seats Brawl?) -Eric