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Lost in all the controversy in WWE surrounding the end of Summerslam on Sunday is the fact that Vince McMahon, showing once again how out of touch he is with his audience, essentially copied what TNA had done 3 nights earlier.
In case you missed Impact, and you probably did, TNA had their own underdog story come to an abrupt end. Chris Sabin, formerly 1/2 of the Motor City Machine Guns, had reached the top of the mountain after being sidelined for most of the last two years due to
Alex Rodriguez doesn't get it.
On Monday, his teammate, Francisco Cervelli, was, along with Rodriguez, suspended for using performance enhancing drugs (PED's). Cervelli, on the disabled list since late April, accepted his penalty without fuss or drama. The next time the Yankees see him, barring the playoffs, would be at Spring Training in Tampa next February.
Other players, including the Mets' Jordany Valdespin, Detroit's Jhonny Peralta, & Texas' Nelson Cruz, also
How do I know you're not sick?/You could be some deranged lunatic!
---Will Smith, aka the Fresh Prince, 1987.
The above line best describes WWE Chairman/CEO Vince McMahon, who will turn 68 next month. Over the last 11 years, McMahon has made a number of questionable decisions that under different circumstances would've torpedoed his corporate empire, but yet, it marches on, ever so slowly.
For the 2nd time in
It's funny how one night changes everything.
The New York Yankees had been swept in 4 games by the moribound Mets, who aren't languishing in last place because Miami is just more putrid than they are. Overall, the Mets had won 5 in a row, ending Atlanta's winning streak on Sunday prior to Subway Series '13, and the Yanks, after losing to Tampa Bay, also on Sunday, now were on a 5 game skid.
On Friday, the Yanks got infielders Kevin Youkilis & Mark Teixiera back
In high school, one of my teachers often complained that "stupidity runs rampant" when the class wasn't exactly swift on the uptake on a particular day. Sad to say, that same malaise of stupidity has a permanent home in the WWE.
The company's much-maligned creative team underwent an overhaul recently, with long-time Raw head writer Brian Gewirtz apparently having been deep-sixed (don't know all the details), among other things, but Vince McMahon's refusal to train his writers