Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Jose Canseco Destroyed In Debut MMA Fight

Former Major League Baseball player and former VH1 star Jose Canseco lost his first professional MMA fight against humongous Korean fighter Hog Man Choi. Canseco lost the fight by knockout in 1 minute and 17 seconds. The referee stopped the fight during a barrage of fists from Choi to Canseco's head while the two fought on the mat. Canseco was then helped from the ring by his celebrity poker player girlfriend Heidi Northcott. He didn't just lose, he lost bad.

Here's a video of the entire fight from TMZ:

Monday, May 18, 2009

A Mark's History Of Shelton Benjamin

"The Gold Standard" Shelton Benjamin is one of the top wrestling stars in the world. With his bleached blond hair, his cocky swagger, and raw wrestling ability, he is like Dennis Rodman, Little Richard, and Abraham Lincoln all rolled into one. The South Carolina native won Amateur wrestling championships in high school and at the University of Minnesota where he often trained with future UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, and boasted an impressive win-loss record. He then competed for Ohio Valley Wrestling, before being brought into WWE by Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle along with Charlie Haas as part of Team Angle.

At Angle's side, Benjamin and Haas battled The Big Show, Chris Benoit, and Los Guerreros among others, before splitting off on their own and forming The World's Greatest Tag Team. The duo held the WWE tag team championship belts under both names. The two split up when Shelton Benjamin was sent to RAW as a result of the WWE Draft.

Shelton began his singles career with momentum. He claimed victories over top RAW stars like Triple H and battled Chris Jericho, Christian, and Gene Snitsky over the Intercontinental Championship before beginning a sudden, unexpected losing streak. This prompted Shelton's Mama, an actress who played the title character in the short-lived TV sitcom Theia, to appear and accuse her son of "going soft". With Mama Benjamin in his corner, Shelton's fortunes began to turn around.

Mama Benjamin claimed to be in poor health and would sit at ringside in a wheelchair. Some speculated that her claims of poor health were exaggerated due to the fact that Shelton would sometimes wait for the referee to become distracted and then KO his opponent with Mama's large steel oxygen tank. Shelton would then finish his opponent off with his patented T-Bone Suplex much to the satisfaction of Mama Benjamin, who would then pop up out of her wheelchair for a victory dance. However, it seems that Mama Benjamin's health was truly ailing, as she departed WWE soon after.

Most recently, Shelton has been appearing on WWE's Friday Night Smackdown, fighting over the United States Championship against stars like Montel Vontavious Porter, R-Truth, and John Morrison and has become known for stealing the show with death-defying aerial attacks in WWE's Money In The Bank Ladder Match, which has become an annual part of Wrestlemania.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Letter To The Editor

Janne of Finland writes:

Hi Chaz!

I read your 4 Question Survey with Rockin' Ronny Weiser and found some wrong information about my country.

It is not true that Rollin' Rock became so popular in Finland that records by artists like Ray Campi, Mac Curtis, Johnny Legend, Jimmie Lee Maslon and Jackie Lee Cochran crossed over to the pop charts and appeared alongside stars of the day like ABBA and Donna Summer. The only Rollin' Rock record that went to the official pop charts in Finland in 1980-81 was Ray Campi's album Rockabilly Music; it went to Top 30 in February 1981 and stayed one week as number 30. These artists had some very successful concerts and tours here in Finland in 1980-81 (I saw them all except Jimmie Lee Maslon) but their records did not appear on official Top 30. Records of British bands like Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers and Matchbox plus records of a new band from the USA called The Stray Cats crossed over to the top of the pop charts in Finland in 1980-81 and appeared alongside stars of the day.

Regards from Helsinki,


I wrote back saying that I would do some research and fix the post, but in all honesty, I think the post reads better the way it is. Thanks for writing though! If anybody else wants to get in touch with me for any reason I always check myspace messages at

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Bob Holly Issues Threat To Mr. Kennedy

Various websites are reporting that Bob "Hardcore" Holly's upcoming RF Video shoot interview includes a threat to WWE wrestler Mr. Kennedy. Few details have been released, because obviously RF Video wants people to buy the video, but the following was posted on

"I got a call from Bob today when he was boarding his plane and he told me what he wanted to talk about on the shoot. He asked me point blank can he say what ever he wants and I told him that this is his day. This would be his platform to do what ever he wanted. He went off on a 5 minute promo on how he wants to beat the hell out of Ken Kennedy on the phone and told me about his major heat with him. This is not a work at all and on the interview, Bob goes into what happened to get these two once best friends into a bitter battle. You will hear right from the mouth of Bob, how Kennedy told Bob to go into his bag and get something out of it for himself. I do not want to get to graphic here because it makes the shoot. You have to watch this as soon as you can, as Bob sends a private message to Ken on this tape. I would not want to be in the shoes of Mr. Kennedy"

Holly was released by WWE several months ago, and several websites (reputable news sites, not sleazy tabloid-style blogs like Rockabilly Rumble) including the Wrestling Observer and Pro Wrestling Torch reported that the reason for the sudden firing is that he was caught stealing medication out of another wrestler's ring bag.
It'll be interesting to get the whole story once the interview comes out and what, if any, response there will be from Mr. Kennedy. I'll be sure to keep all three of my readers up to date.