Thanks to Prowrestling.net posting a link to the All Wheels Wrestling Facebook page, I had the wonderful fortune to view this vision of Americana, this purple mountain majesty, this, this… this stupid fucking bullshit. OK, I don’t know the entire concept of this AWW thing, but let me take a stab at it: TNA producers saw a chance to make a little money creating a program for the Speed channel, the content of which would be aimed at racing fans, so they grabbed a few (*cough*minority*cough) quick-moving wrestlers, including former and recently released TNA stars, and made them the “team captains” who will lead more wrestlers in some sort of series for some sort of dime-store trophy.
And this is what they chose for Jay Lethal.
You know what? Good for him. He’s wrestling and he’s collecting a paycheck. (And I’ll just assume he’s not signing up for food stamps.) But man… I’m not lying when I say I had a 600-word blog entry worked up about how, if I had all the gold in Spain and a network timeslot to fill with a pro wrestling show, I would hire Jay Lethal on the spot. I guess I shouldn’t say that Lethal’s stock has gone down in my eyes, but I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to look at J.R. Montoya, the American Man O’ War, the same way ever again. -Eric