SLAM! Sports SLAM! Wrestling
   Sat, December 23, 2006



News & Rumours
Bios
Obits
Canadian Hall of Fame
WrestleMania 30
WrestleMania 30 photos
Video
Movie Database
Minority Mat Report
Columnists
Features
Results Archive
PPV Reviews
SLAM! Wrestling store
On Facebook
On Twitter
Send Feedback




Photo Galleries

SHIMMER taping


The Ultimate Warrior


Raw in New Orleans


WrestleMania XXX Main Events


WrestleMania XXX Opening Half


WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony
WWE Hall of Fame Red Carpet


Make-A-Wish party







SCOREBOARD
PHOTO GALLERY
VIDEO GALLERY
COMMENT




RECENT PHOTO GALLERIES: SHIMMER taping
Ultimate Warrior | Raw in New Orleans | ROH Supercard of Honor VIII
WRESTLEMANIA XXX: Section | Photos

THE SCOOP: Visit our News & Rumours page.


TJ decides who's nice, naughty
By TJ MADIGAN - Calgary Sun


With just two sleeps to go until Santa does his rounds, it's time for the fifth annual TJ Madigan Christmas wish list for the stars of pro-wrestling.

I've made the list, checked it twice, and sent it in early so my editor can censor out the parts about Trish Stratus and Christy Hemme.

Here's my take on what wrestling's biggest names will hopefully find under their tree Monday morning.

For Hulk Hogan, I wish WWE bosses would just give him what he wants -- a win over Steve Austin at Wrestlemania. Then they can have him walk on water, heal the sick, raise the dead, and continue to portray his TV character the same way he acts in real life.

For the WWE Creative Team, I wish a less ironic name. It's kinda like referring to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton as 'The Mensa Team.'

For MVP, I wish a new ring outfit. The Power Rangers get-up has got to go.

For Dave Taylor, I wish botox. When you still look haggard standing beside Ric Flair, you know an Extreme Makeover is probably in order.

For Montréal wrestling fans, I hope retro is in this year. With Survivor Series coming to the Bell Centre on the 10th anniversary of the infamous Bret Hart screw job, you know we're gonna party like it's 1997.

For JBL, I wish Canadian citizenship. Our healthcare system will give him the opportunity to finally have his nose surgically removed from Vince McMahon's rear end.

For McMahon himself, I wish a stint in prison. Maybe after a couple of showers in the slammer, Vinnie Mac will truly understand how he treated the loyal fans of ECW.

For Kevin Federline, I wish a good match against John Cena next month. With his sugar mommy marriage and almost-ran rap career both hitting the skids, WWE could be K-Fed's last stop before the E.I. queue.

For Matt Striker, I wish better monologue material. 1983 called and it wants its insults back.

For Chyna, I really just wish she'd just go away. In the immortal words of Jack Nicholson: "Go sell crazy someplace else, we're all stocked up here."

For John Laurinaitis, I wish a cordless drill. For some reason, I think a tool with power is an appropriate gift for WWE's Talent Relations exec.

For Wrestling Society X, I wish a huge rating for the debut show. WSX could be the long awaited kick-start the wrestling business needs.

For Jim Cornette, I wish decaf. At 45 years of age, Cornette still comes off like a Duracell bunny on speed.

For Joey Mercury, I wish a good plastic surgeon. After that sick ladder bump at last weekend's pay-per-view, he's going to be a bigger poster child for cosmetic surgery than all the WWE Divas combined.

For Nattie Neidhart, TJ Wilson, Teddy Hart and Harry Smith, I wish big things when their big league debuts finally come. The Hart family dynasty is in good hands.

And finally, for Rowdy Roddy Piper, I wish a full and speedy victory in his battle against cancer. The Hot Rod is a true wrestling legend and a genuine class act. Here's hoping Piper will be his healthy, happy, controversial self for many Christmases to come.


Visit the SLAM! Wrestling store!


  • Born to Controvery - The Roddy Piper Story DVD