I point out when cool people endorse Trump, so in the interest of fairness, I’ll pass this along. Old school UFC fighter Pat Miletich has endorsed Rand Paul. There is even Rand Paul Pat Miletich gear if you so desire. Cool pick-up from the state of Iowa for Rand. I guess not all the tough guys are endorsing Trump, just most of them. 😉
I see a lot of people are attributing Ronda Rousey’s loss to the karma associated with her recent endorsement of Bernie Sanders, but this is not the case. It’s really karma for her accepting the Patrick Swayze role in the remake of Road House (something I vehemently denounced here at CHT), the cosmic implications of which are much more significant. That kick to the head was the cosmos’ way of saying “You ain’t no James Dalton, so stop frontin’.”
NFL great Darnell Dockett endorsed Donald Trump on ESPN Sports Nation today. If you don’t know, Darnell Dockett is black. He was asked the question in the “Hot Seat” portion of the show. Some in the audience gave him a hard time, but he stood his ground.
I’m sorry I didn’t get to this yesterday, but there was a heavyweight title fight on primetime free network TV last night. Just like the good ol’ days. It wasn’t a Klitschko brother, but it was America’s own Deontay Wilder. We have Premier Boxing Champions to thank for all the fights that have been appearing on various networks recently. My understanding of their business model is that they buy the network time. I don’t know how the ratings have been. I hope it works out for them, because they are doing a good service. Bringing quality fights to people somewhere other than HBO and Showtime or pay-per-view.
Hulk Hogan wants to be Trump’s running mate. This has got to happen.
A TMZ reporter asked Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, which candidate he would want to fight against in the wrestling ring.
“I don’t want to be in the ring with any candidates. I want to be Trump’s running mate,” Hogan replied.
“Did you hear that? Vice President Hogan,” he added.
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Hulk Hogan has been purged from the WWE for something he said several years back that was recorded without his knowledge. I have no doubt that this is coming up now because Hogan is proceeding with a lawsuit against Gawker Media because of his sex tape they released. People who know about this sort of thing say that Hogan has a good chance of winning his lawsuit which could financially devastate Gawker which is reportedly already on shaky financial ground.
Hogan apparently dropped the N-word several times in a conversation regarding who his daughter was dating. I have not listened to the tape yet because I haven’t been able to bring myself to do so. I’m sure it will make me cringe. I will say that I think using the N-word is tacky and low class. It was never used in my family, and I’m sure if I used it I would have been corrected. Anyone who follows this blog knows I’m not claiming any superior PC sensibilities, nor am I claiming that my family was particularly enlightened by modern PC standards. I just think the use of the N-word is rude and low class, and that is what I was taught.
But the use of the N-word is also contextual, and some instances of its use might be more indicative of a certain mindset than others. A lot of white wrestlers who have escaped Hogan’s fate are likely guilty of the same or worse. They just haven’t been unlucky enough to have their recorded conversations released. Yet!
What bothers me is the sanctimony and the total purge. Hogan was guilty of an injudicious use of language. A temporary suspension would be sufficient. Attempting to totally wipe away the existence of by far the biggest star in the company’s history is just silly. Hopefully the fans will rebel. WWE fans have always had a special relationship with Hogan that is unlike any other. When Vince tried to bring him back as a heel as part of the NWO revival story line, the crowd wouldn’t treat him as a bad guy despite the writers’ best efforts. Which included him trying to run over someone with a truck if I recall correctly. When he faced The Rock at Wrestlemania that year, the fans cheered for Hogan against the script. Maybe a similar thing will happen here. It is difficult to imagine a real lifetime ban of Hogan from the WWE.
In the meantime, TNA or Ring of Honor should offer Hogan a contract. It would ingratiate them to the fans and bolster the outsider bad boy reputation they are attempting to cultivate.
I’ll tell you one thing this flag flap is doing, it’s separating the men from the boys.
John “Bradshaw” Layfield (JBL) is a WWE wrestler who used to wrestle as the persona of basically a redneck or cowboy from Texas. Now he is primarily an announcer and carries on his most recent wrestling gimmick of being rich and snobby. Apparently he went on a rant on Facebook about the Confederate Battle Flag. He demonstrates his ignorance by calling the War To Prevent Southern Independence, treasonous. JBL, as a Texan, should know better than to make such an armature mistake. Secession is not treason. If it is, then the Brits need to arrest every Scot who voted for independence in their recent election. I didn’t realize that JBL is supposed to be a “conservative” and has a radio program and has appeared on Fox News. Perhaps someone should inform JBL that conservatives are supposed to conserve things. With this, JBL needs to change his gimmick. He can no longer pass as a rich Texan, a J R Ewing type. I think he needs to swap out his cowboy hat for a beret.
This is very sad news. Dusty Rhodes has passed away.
I’ll write a tribute later.