In some scary TNA Wrestling rumors, it appears that AJ Styles' contract with the company will expire in September and neither side has come close to renewing hit yet. According to PWS on Aug. 22, Styles even sent out a Facebook message to his fans asking where he should wrestle next.
My father was right, Mickey Mantle was an excellent ballplayer. He had a WWE season in 1956 and finished his career with over 500 home runs. Taking a look at his accomplishments and career stats, I think the biggest knock on Mantle is that he played too long. He was pretty much washed up after 1964, and his low batting average in the years that followed would end up pulling his career batting average below .300. The Mick also didn't drive in a lot of runs for a slugger, reaching the 100 RBI milestone in just 4 of his 18 seasons (DiMaggio did it 9 times in 13 seasons and averaged 143 RBI over a 162 game season).
Okay i admit it. Put me on the list of the unbelievers in here who thought his west coast races were not impressive. Credit Garret Gomez for getting the horse up front early and away from the calvary charge behind him. Finished second in the Derby but it doesn't get my pulses racing that he ran the last 1/4 mile in something like 27 seconds while Mine that Bird ran it in 25. He is popular in the west and likely to be overbet in here. On the plus side the slop didn't bother him nor did the first trip on dirt so he could improve in here. Can't blame anyone who would bet him.
He is wonderful, completely uplifting and has a gift for telling archetypal stories like this one. I think that Randall's looking for people who possess that largesse d'esprit, people and actors who understand human nature, vulnerability, what amounts to the flip side of grandiosity. It can be tricky sometimes to work for a director who has written or contributed to the screenplay, because they're often very attached to the writing and want to stick to every nuance. But I have to say that in this case with Randall, it's wonderful, because his direction serves his writing, they go together and it works really well.
However, to the disappoint of ECW fans everywhere, this ECW wouldn't be the same. Only certain matches would be contested under ECW rules (no count outs or disqualifications). Many of the original ECW wrestlers like Little Guido, Stevie Richards, and Danny Dorring were only used to build up the "new breed" of ECW wrestlers. Six months after the return of ECW, Paul Heyman left the WWE. By the time a year passed many of the ECW originals were released from their contracts. The changes continued to take place and the WWE branded ECW became more and more different from Extreme Championship Wrestling.
I won't bore you with all the details but I will tell you two short stories. In the fifth grade the school nurse walked me home from school because she thought I was not being feed at home. I was of course. The second story is a little funny. In the eighth grade I won a trophy for wrestling. That sounds good but I won because I was the only kid in my weight class, 60-69 pounds. Yes in the middle of eighth grade I weighed only 68 pounds, and I was not short.
The contestants were wrestling on a bus and taken to the house. The three trainers, Trish Stratus, Booker T and Bill Demott (Hugh Morris) met them on the stairs of the house. They introduced themselves and told the contestants to get inside and get changed into training clothes.
In truth, however, if I'll Have Another runs his race, none of them will be. We've been disappointed before, of course. Horses don't often run their best in this race.