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SLAM! Wrestling chat transcript


On Wednesday, March 23th, SLAM! Wrestling opened the floor to our readers. Read the transcript of the question and answer session with Jon Waldman and Greg Oliver.

JonWaldman  Welcome ladies and gentlemen (and kids too) to the Wrestlemania XXI chat. I'm Jon Waldman, and tonight we're going to talk about the grandaddy of them all. We'll also talk about anything else in pro wrestlng, so keep the questions coming.

Let's get everything started!
845man  Alright, looking into the future, who will be headlining WrestleMania 22? I doubt anybody this time last year would have said Batista this year. Cena maybe.
JonWaldman  It could be anyone theoretically. Batista, as you point out, came pretty much from out of nowhere this year.

My money right now would be on Randy Orton or Shelton Benjamin.
Chris  Is The Rock done with WWE? I heard his contract was not renewed.
JonWaldman  Rock's contract did indeed expire. I've heard some weak, weak rumours that he's being courted by NWA-TNA, but I doubt he'd go there.
Annette  Why does a Wrestlemania pay-per-view cost so more than others?
JonWaldman  'Mania pay-per-views have been going four hours over the last couple years, thus the higher price. I believe they're going that amount of time again this year.
Jimmy Light Sho  In watching the ECW Rise and Fall of DVD I noticed that wrestlers were doing incredibly insane stuff. Did any one get seriously mamed or injured in ECW? In one part on November to Remember Raven gets hit in the temple with a VCR thrown by Tommy Dreamer. That had to have concussed him, I would have to assume.
JonWaldman  I don't have all of ECW's medical records handy, but rest assured there were quite a few injuries. Among those were Sabu's broken neck, Rob Van Dam's broken leg and others.
Jimmy Light Sho  Why didn't Terry Taylor go further with his Red Rooster gimmick or even join the Gimmick BattleRoyal a few years back at WrestleMania? It was a very unique and different kind of character although hated by most. Kid you not I had all the t-shirts, posters, snap and more of BOOM! he then quits and changes his character completely turning his back on the whole Red Rooster concept.
JonWaldman  The Rooster gimmick was pretty much a rib that unbelievably got over to an extent. I don't know the circumstances that lead to Taylor's departure (to WCW), but I too was surprised that he wasn't in the gimmick battle royal. Maybe WWE will do one again some time soon.
Chris  We know that Wrestlemania can survive without Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, The Rock or Steve Austin. But can Wrestlemania survive without Vince McMahon?
JonWaldman  It will have to at one point or another. I imagine that Stephanie will gain full control of WWE within 5 years, though Vince will always have a hand in whatever goes on.
Mark  I heard that Undertaker will retire after Mania. Is it true?
JonWaldman  That kind of buzz happens every year, and I don't think this year will be any different. There's too much money to be made on a 'Taker/Orton feud, so I think he'll stick around for a bit more. I can't see him going much longer though...
JimmyLight ShoW  Do you think the Ultimate Warrior could have gone a LOT further had he not left wrestling? Also why does he have so much hatred for WWE?
JonWaldman  I don't think so. There wasn't much else he could do after already being champion. I don't think the gimmick had as much staying power as others. He had a very solid run and a sporadic reappearance could work.

I don't 100% understand the issues, but he has worked with WWE in the past, especially with Jakks/Pacific. As of now, from what I understand, he is not invovled in the DVD project, but I would not be surprised if he becomes involved closer to the release.
Sebastian D  Is it promising news for Canadian wrestling that 4 of the 6 competitors in the Ladder Match are Canadians or we shouldn't look much into it?
JonWaldman  Well, really it's not that promising when you consider the four guys have been at or near the top of the Fed for the last five years. EC haven't held the "big belt" yet, and of the two I honestly see Christian getting an opportunity should he move to Smackdown! soon.

If WWE had new Canadian blood in the ladder match, I'd be more optimistic.
Chris  Who should be in the WWE hall of fame next year?
JonWaldman  Time for the Nick Hornby Top 5 list:

> Jake Roberts
> Bob Backlund
> Arn Anderson
> Ric Flair
> Miss Elizabeth

For more on this, check out SLAM! Speaks in the Wrestlemania XXI. section.
Jimmy  We've all heard about the 'shoot' Bob Holly got into on Smackdown, with Rene Dupre but is there any other one, in the history of either WWE or no defunct WCW you can remember where wrestlers got into some kind of a heated battle?
JonWaldman  There was all kinds of trouble in the past with in-fighting, including Hart/Michaels, Flair/Foley and Luna Vachon/Sable. Outside the ring squabbles happen.
annette  Why did they trash John Cena's spinner belt? Was it because John had it made himself and WWE could not make money off of it so they went with their own designs?
JonWaldman  Well, if I may editorialize, I'm glad they did. The thing looked pretty lame to me.

They got rid of it because Orlando Jordan is the IC champ now. Same way that Rock didn't have Stone Cold's belt as his title (aside from when he was using the belt to taunt Austin).
Perry  Who are you voting for to win Angle or HBK? I hope you choose Angle because I hate Shawn to and if you can go back in time will you spit in Vince's face again?
JonWaldman  This may be the toughest match to call. I expect there to be some sort of screwjob somewhere in there, with a DQ win.

I've never spit in Vince's face, nor will I ever.
kruse  Will Bret or Stu Hart ever be inducted into the wwe hall of fame
JonWaldman  You're more likely to see Bret in the Hall, but you're more likely to see Bruno Sammartino in than Bret.

Stu could be inducted, but I don't see that happening. If anyone from the Hart family would be inducted it would be Owen, and quite frankly I'm surprised he isn't in yet.
Chris  Why were both Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero not given better spots at this year's Wrestlemania when both put on a spectacular performance at last year's event?
JonWaldman  I could dismiss it as being politics, but the simple reason is Eddy/Rey is the best fit for Guererro right now and Benoit... well he's lost on Raw right now. He needs to go back to Smackdown.
James  Where can I purchase old videos of Stampede Wrestling from the '80s? Do you know any one else that has copies of Pro Wrestling Plus hosted by Ed Whalen back then? Perhaps you should do a show like that, it's a real surprise no one has since done with showcasing wrestlers from different regions and territories.
JonWaldman  Best bet would be to look in second-hand video stores, on the Internet or at swap meets.

I'd like to see them out again. Maybe a company like Highspots could do them.
Jimmy  With WrestleMania being held in Hollywood why aren't there more stars being invited. That's what WrestleMania to me used to be, exciting 'cause you never knew how many stars would be there from all over TV, movies, etc.
JonWaldman  I wish I knew. That definitely was a fun part of 'Mania. IMO, WWE probably sees their stars as being big enough names without having to bring in outside talent.
Sebastian D  What's you take on both tag titles going into Mania? There isn't any storylines for either belt so far times running out. I know Mania is all about 1-on-1 rivalries being settled but the tag team titles matches created great matches in Mania history.
JonWaldman  There have been some great tag matches in 'Mania's past, but you have to take into account how little WWE cares about the belts right now. How often do we see Tajiri and Regal actually defend them?

What needs to happen is for the division to be built up. Teams like the Shanes and MNM should help this out a bit.
Brian Mouland  Does Hemme actually think she's a wrestler?
JonWaldman  I sure hope so. If she thinks she's an actress and this is another role for her, it's going to be awful
JimmyLS  Do wrestlers travel pay extra (above and beyond) in first class because I've seen a number of wrestlers sitting in coach from time to time? This doesn't happen often does it being the scale of figures they make I would assume.
JonWaldman  I'd assume so. A ticket purchased is a ticket purchased, no matter who it is.

BTW, anyone else get burned by Jetsgo?
JimmyLight ShoW  Who is the MOST improved wrestler right now in the WWE in your opinion?





JonWaldman  Batista. No question's asked. I always liked the guy but his in-ring and promo work has improved by leaps and bounds in the last 6-or-so months.
JonWaldman  Greg Oliver will now be answering some questions.
SuperDave  WHERE'S POWELL AND MOLINARO?
GregOliver  John Powell is the Senior News Editor for Canoe / CNEWS, and probably the world's leading expert on Survivor. He's still a big supporter of the SLAM! Wrestling site, but with a three-year-old at home too, he just doesn't have the time to help out much. Plus, the current product leaves a lot to be desired.

John Molinaro will always be a friend of SLAM! Wrestling, but he's toiling away for the CBC online at the moment. Lucky us, we're paying his salary with our taxes.
JRock  How come there is no 'older' man wrestlers out there like there used to be in the '60s and '70s?
JonWaldman  There are. Ric Flair defintely qualifies as an older man, and depending on your definition of old, there are several guys over 35
Jay  A few years ago (1998) I think, you guys at SLAM! Wrestling used to do interviews with Carl DeMarco, where fans could send in their questions and have them answered by him. I was wondering if there was any chance of it returning, since this way a great way for us fans to have questions answered by WWE Canada.
JonWaldman  The forum is still open for Mr. DeMarco if he wants it. He's a busy man, running the WWE's Canadian operations and all. But as Canada's premiere website, SLAM! Sports would be happy to host a chat with him again. And Jay, thanks for surfing SLAM! Wrestling for so long!
Jay  Any chance on the WWE bringing that guy back that used to carry a fire torch to the ring with the blonde hair/goatee to feud with the Undertaker? He was sent immediately back to OVW for some seasoning.
JonWaldman  Man I can't remember who you're talking about. How pathetic is that?

If you're referring to Mordecai, I think WWE will bring him back when they get desperate...again.
Annette  Does WWE provide any type of Medical coverage for their wrestlers or is it up to each wrestler? Is there any drug testing done by any of the federations?
JonWaldman  WWE does do random tests, and I assume TNA does as well.

WWE has been known to foot certain bills before, but without a union or a CBA (shudder) it can't really be regulated as the wrestlers see fit
Jamie  Four yrs ago I stopped ordering the Royal Rumble because there was no surprises, like people that haven't been around in 10 years and other up and comers joining the Rumble. Didn't you find that it was much more exciting not knowing who would be in the Rumble ready to run to the ring?
JonWaldman  Oh for sure I did. One of my mark-out moments was when Curt Hennig returned a couple years back.

The surprise element was really cool. I hope they bring this back. The OVW challenge could have worked very well to get a first look at an up-and-comer.
Randy  Do Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan really have a beef with one another?
JonWaldman  From what I understand, they do, but it's mainly on Macho Man's side.
JimmyKingston  How did Sable go back to the WWE last year? I heard/or read that she got a very healthy settlement in the sexual harassment suit some years back. Did she give the money back or something? Was it all a work to get her into PlayBoy again?
JonWaldman  From what I understand the suit did go through and she did get some good change. I was surprised as anyone when Mero returned. Thankfully the return was short-lived.
JohnT  Will the WWE have a Canadian version of Tough Enough ever it only seems fair?
JonWaldman  I'd hope so, but there are legalities in terms of Canadians working U.S. contests. That's why you don't see Canadians on shows like Survivor.
Bob  With Orton apparently going to be a heel again, will the legend of the Legend Killer continue or will 'Taker win again at WM21?
JonWaldman  As I mentioned on Sportsology's Ringside Wrapup show, I expect Orton to lose via DQ after Bob Orton interferes. Thus, UT keeps his streak, Orton can claim a victory by laying out 'Taker, and a hot feud can erupt.
Chris  Could you update the Edge/Lita/Matt Hardy situation please, and has Hardy been turfed by the WWE?
JonWaldman  Hardy is currently on the injured list, though he is apparently ready to go at any time. I expect he will be on one of the shows soon after Raw.
Fan  How come the WWE took away some of its franchise belts from the buisness and put it out of use, The European title, the Hardcore title, and The Intercontinental title?
JonWaldman  Simply put, there were too many belts. The Hardcore belt was the only one that had a unique division, and that gimmick had past its time.
Jimmy Reedyk  Will NWA/TNA ever get a spot on regular television? I've heard so much good stuff about them but never even seen the show not even once. How can they expect to survive if we cannot see them weekly on tv.
JonWaldman  I hope so. FSN is a good deal, but it's somewhat inaccessible (especially in Canada).

I hope that they'll get on the main network one day, even if it's a Saturday night slot.
Joe  Hi, What are Jimmy Hart's plans for the XWF ? www.xwfwrestling.tv
JonWaldman  I really don't know at this point. As soon as news is to be reported, we'll bring it right to you.
Alex  Do you think the over exposure of wrestling on 2 nites a week with other shows on the weekend to catch if you missed the other results on people tuning out?
JonWaldman  No. In the heyday of the Monday night wars, there was wrestling on every day of the week.

What's causing people to tune out is a stale product in need of new blood that can be trusted enough to carry the company. Having HHH on top always makes for boring TV. Even in the top days of Hogan's run, guys like Savage and Warrior were given extended runs at the top.
Kinggrease  What old faces do you think will appear this year. The return of the Macho Man? or perhaps Sting?
JonWaldman  If by this year you mean the post-WM year, I expect one name from the past to return. I think Warrior will come back for a short stint, and we could see other guys like Sting come in.
kinggrease  Do you think the WWE listens to what is written on Web-sites like this? Some of the story ideas have been great.


JonWaldman  I can't help but believe they pay attention. I'm almost certain of it.

As do they take our ideas? Well, I'm still waiting for SD Jones to come back :D
Ralph  Back when Hawk was alive why didn't Vince and them settle their differences and go a LOT further with the LOD! My fondest childhood memories are of them.
JonWaldman  LOD was really becoming tired in their second WWE run in the late '90s. I think fans just got bored with them, especially in comparison to hot new teams like the New Age Outlaws and the Hardyz
Kinggrease  What makes you think the Warrior will return?


JonWaldman  The rumoured Warrior DVD, somewhere down the line, has to include Hellwig's permission because he all but retained the rights to the gimmick. There could be legalities if Hellwig wants to pursue.

I know Warrior is very anti-WWE right now, but my feeling is that if he was given the opportunity to do his fun stuff again, maybe against someone like Undertaker, he'd do a stint.
Jimbo  Who is the greenest wrestler in the WWE right now?
JonWaldman  Chris Masters. Really, I think he's not ready for the spotlight, and that's been demonstrated by his banishment to Heat.
JR  Why does WWE have no interest in Norman Smiley, the mere mention of his name makes me wanna laugh.
JonWaldman  He does have a funny name, doesn't he ;)

I think he was okay, but the gimmick ran its course in WCW. Would it get over in WWE? Maybe; I just think WWE isn't ready to take a risk like that...
Sebastian D  I heard Chavo's out for sometime with an eye problem and cannot wrestle. How does this effect the cruiserweight division and the possible push London is getting?
JonWaldman  Well... apparantly London is already being advertised for title defences after 'Mania, so I think Chavo will drop the belt in Hollywood. It should be a great match.
Chris  Will the WWE ever hold Wrestlemania in a dome again? Maybe the Silverdome once more or perhaps the Superdome in New Orleans?
JonWaldman  When business gets big again, they most definitely will. Until then, it's big arenas that will get the show.
Peter  If WWE could capture the excitement that Sat Night Main event brought to the table they would be laughing. What was it that made them so exillerating?
JonWaldman  It was something different and it was a big event treat in between PPVs. Now, however, the PPVs are once a month, so it's hard to schedule something big like that.
Kinggrease  What and whom do you think will save the WWE from this downward slide...?


JonWaldman  What - The company being taken in a totally new direction.

Whom - Rey Mysterio Jr.

Lucha Libre has been picking up steam in some areas. I think if WWE gave Rey the title, he could do some really good things in bringing a new main event style to the table.
Chris  Will we ever see Lex Luger in a WWE ring again or would he be a headache for McMahon?
JonWaldman  I think it will happen. Vince has been able to forget and forgive before. See Mero, Rena.
Kinggrease  Do you think the return of ECW is a good thing for wrestling (or wrestlers for that matter?)?
JonWaldman  As a one-nighter yes. Too much however, will be a bad thing. I really hope this is a one night only show as they have promoted
KevinP  In that warning they always play before you can watch a wrestling dvd that says don't do this at home they have a match with Shawn Michaels falling off a latter onto some tables, what match is this from and where can I find it?
JonWaldman  You know what; I can't remember that part of the clip.

My guess is that would be in one of the big time matches vs. Triple H over the last couple years. Just search around our archives for the PPV reviews.
Sebastian D  Who do you see becoming one of the leaders of the lockeroom in the future that isn't so obvious? Like Orton, Edge, and such.
JonWaldman  Honestly? I think Benoit will be a leader. He's put his life into this business unlike anyone else.

As far as new guys, Orton will be depeneded upon in the next couple years as older guys retire.
Jimmers  Why hasn't the WWE given Randy Savage one last run? He can always draw and is truly in the best shape of his life.
JonWaldman  He hasn't always drawn. His recent TNA antics were duds all around.

The biggest problem is Savage is reportedly demanding too much money for what he can do. I was honestly surprised that TNA brought him in.
George  Any word on a Demolition-like team to start up and run ruck house over the tag team competition? Demolition were over HUGE in their hay day.
JonWaldman  That would be really cool. Only one problem - there aren't many teams to speak of.

Where that could work would be in a tournament to establish new champs. Just have two guys, maybe the Shanes, go through each round in a dominating fashion.
Rodney  In GoldBergs ill fated return to wrestling a few years ago in WWE how would you have gotten him over?
JonWaldman  Simple - let him do what he does best. None of the crap with Austin, none of the garbage with Goldust. He's a monster; let him do what he does so well.
Jimmers  Back a number of years ago when they brought back Piper they should have got Bob Orton to return cast in all for one last joke. (haha, its 20 yrs later and the cast is still on) He was in solid tip top shape 12 yrs ago when they had the PPV of older stars.
Rob  the Shawn Michaels ladder thing was from the 2 out of 3 falls with Hunter at Armageddon 02, just so Kevin P knows. My Question is how will batista be as champion
JonWaldman  Thanks Rob. That PPV is relatively fresh and should be easily found in video stores oronline. I think Highspots still haas it.

I think Batista will be a strong champ, as long as HHH doesn't come back for a while. HHH really should move over to SD, because his Raw character is really, really, really stale.
Jeff  Do you think the draft lottery will once again be reintroduced following Wrestlemania... If yes, who will be the key players involved and how will their impact be used to change each respective show
JonWaldman  That's the word on the street Jeff.

My picks:

To SD!
>Orton
>Jericho

To Raw
>Eddie Guererro
>Kurt Angle
Bryan  If healthy would Scott Hall be a good asset to the WWE?
JonWaldman  Likely not. There's too many names on the WWE roster now emerging as top-list guys that Hall would get lost in the shuffle.
Brian Mouland  Why is Triple H featured so much, he's seen better days and is getting boring?
JonWaldman  He's in on booking meetings and has some control in there. I don't think he'll be letting that go anytime soon.
Jimmy  Do you think WWE will eventually go back to the non seperate Raw/Smackdown brands?
JonWaldman  Yes, but not for a couple years, when things get REALLY bad in Titanland.
  What happened to Howard Finkle (The Fink) one of the Raw Ring Announcers?
JonWaldman  He's still with the company. In fact, he did the announcing for the Royal Rumble. I expect he'll be at 'Mania.
Fan  Where are the Dudley Boys in wrestling?
JonWaldman  They're in OVW and should be re-debuting on WWE TV after 'Mania
buddy-riffic  If Nikoli Volkoff is in the Hall of Fame, does that mean there's hope for Jim Neidhart?
JonWaldman  Maybe. there's lots of room in WWE's hallowed hall.
June  Why did WWE not let the Cat (wrestler) not do his stuff in the ring. The whole dancing, yelling at the crowd how hes the 3 TIME KARATE CHAMPION irate all the time. (with the 3 fingers up in the air) He was one of my most favorites back in WCW.
JonWaldman  The routine got tired so very, very quickly. it didn't get over with the fans.

Honestly, had the dancing schtick never happened, Cat would have had more staying power, especially in the MMA-rich atmosphere in fighting today.
Emma Tyler  A few small step the WWE could do to freshen things up would be to change the color of the ropes each week or even put lights in them. Have a yellow mat one week, green the next. It would make a difference I would assume
JonWaldman  That becomes very, very expensive. They could do lighting to fool around with it, but ever-changing equipment is somehting WWE could do without, along with pyro, new sets for every PPV
Rob  When do you think we'll see Brock Lesnar return???
JonWaldman  In WWE? Maybe 2-3 years. I could see him in Real Pro Wrestling (look for an article on the site later tonight) soon should the no-compete not include real competition
Steven  Whats the Terry Taylors opinion on the whole Red Rooster gimmick? Did he really hate it? It could have drawn a lot of coin if done correctly.
JonWaldman  Coin would be the operative word lol.

Seriously though, I think Terry would be a fun interview. Anyone who is in touch with Terry, get him to shoot us an e-mail. We'd love to do a story on him.
Rob  Orton or Taker at 'Mania, what's your bet
JonWaldman  Taker.

Look for our full WM preview next week.


Man am I a plugging machine or what tonight???
Rob  I got to meet Batista and Benoit here in Victoria last week, and Batista said he would like to do a Hell in the Cell match with HHH.. hmmmm HHH is the poster boy for Backlash this year..comments
JonWaldman  HITC...hmm...I'd be curious enough to see it, but I don't think Batista was necessariy cluing in on anything.
Jimmy Reedyk  With the amount of money WWE has don't you think they could change the stage and each an every week to give it a new feel. For instance even having a different coloured ring and ropes would give it a fresh new appeal.
James, Jeff  If you had to pick one TNA star to make a surprise appearance at WM, who would it be and why?

What are the odds we're going to see AJ Styles in the WWE when his contract with TNA runs out later this year
JonWaldman  Sorry guys, these questions go hand in hand.

AJ would be a good surprise, but I think he's still to anti-WWE and happy where he is in TNA.

We know that Kazarian is coming, but beyond him it's a toss-up. I don't know how contracts run in TNA, so i really can't comment.
Rob  Your 12 Days of Awesomeness contest was way cool, is there another one coming, maybe with some WM21 merch for prizes?
JonWaldman  thanks, it was all my idea, no matter what anyone says :D

Honestly, contests are fun, and I think there's definitely some creativity to them. WM's too close for us to put anything together now, but maybe in the future.
DREW JOHNSON  I AM 23 YEARS OLD,6 FEET 3 INCHES TALL,296 LBS.,AND I AM A WRESTLING FANATIC! MY QUESTION IS,HOW DO YOU GET INTO THE WWE? IT IS MY ONLY DREAM....IT'S MY LIFE.
JonWaldman  Hmm... that sounds like a Clevett twin to me....

hoenstly, the best way to get into the biz is take advice from the pros. SLAM!'s own Johnny Devine has done a few pieces on breaking in, so check those out for advice.
JonWaldman  We'll take five more questions.
anes  where is Jack Evans?
JonWaldman  Which one?

The most recent Evans, I believe, is on the injured list. I'm not 100% sure though, so don't quote me on it.
Chris  Any chance on seeing Harry Smith, TJ Wilson or Ted Hart in WWE or TNA?
JonWaldman  I think any of them could go into TNA or WWE, but of the three Smith is the most likely.
JoycePatten  Why do people give the whole Simon Dean character a bad rap, each and every time I see his promos I am in stitches. Hes got it down perfectly. Do you think there should be more or less comedy in wrestling?
JonWaldman  There should be the amount there is. Comedy has its place, and it's right where it should be.

As for Dean, I think Nova deserves better, personally.
Rob  Any news on the Hitman?? what's up with Bret
JonWaldman  Haven't heard anything on Bret in quite some time. Hopefully we'll hear some news from him soon.
Graham  What kind of figures do WWE wrestlers make, just curious? I've heard the Jon Bradshaw Layfield is rich due to the stockmarket, (very rich) and wrestles basically because its his job.
JonWaldman  Well, Jakks/Pacific does... oh you mean THOSE figures.

As a publicly-traded company, I believe WWE has to divulge their payroll. I'm not sure if anyone has really looked into it though. Rest assured that most of the wrestlers get paid pretty well.

As for JBL, yep, he's a pretty savy stock-trader.
Rob  How does one get to work for SLAM! Wrestling
JonWaldman  If you're me, you start by offering to do things like radio show recaps and vieo game reviews.

The best person to ask about this is Greg. Grab his e-mail from one of his stories -- goliver845@gmail.com -- and shoot him a query offline. Definitely helps if you have experience.
Paul  Just for one episode as a joke take away the pizzaz of entertainment of WWE. Put it in a really small venue with chosen fans with no signs or flashing lights or entrance music like the '70s. It would be a fun little bizarre show to watch to say the least.
JonWaldman  I agree, and I think the ECW show at the Hammerstein Ballroom will be just that.
annette  Which Hollywood movie parody promoting Wrestlemania 21 is your favorite?
JonWaldman  I really liked the Eugene Gump commercial, and the Taxi Driver screen test was absoultely hilarious.

When it comes time for the DVD review,I'll be sure to share my thoguhts on each (as long as you guys remind me :D).
JimmyLight ShoW  Do you think there be a resurgence of popularity for wrestling or peter off until another trend hits?
JonWaldman  I think it will be another couple rough years, but I see a light at the end of the tunnel.
JonWaldman  That's it boys and girls, another SLAM! Wrestling chat is in the books.

I want to thank everyone for hanging out tonight and asking some cool questions. Anyone who wants to ask anymore questions can do so by e-mailing me at jonathanwaldman@hotmail.com. put SlamWrestling in the subject line. If there's enough response, I'll do a post-chat QA posting on the site.

Thanks again everyone. Keep it real, and enjoy Wrestlemania!