Twilling's Weekend Brief: UFC 124, Dana White and Brock Lesnar, Mickie vs. Tara, John Cena back on Raw, The Nexus, new books, Michael Jordan, and more

Posted in: Staff Editorials, MUST-READ LISTING
Dec 11, 2010 - 03:30 PM

By Rich Twilling

-UFC 124 takes place tonight in Montreal. I'm sure a lot of people are hoping to see Georges St. Pierre kick Josh Koscheck's ass. However, if Josh wins, the rubber match in March would make a lot of people a lot of money.

-For that reason, the UFC will never be allowed to choose their own judges. Too many people would ask too many questions and it would be a huge mess.

-TNA Impact had a great steel cage match between Mickie James and Tara. WWE Smackdown had a match between a midget and a mascot. Advantage TNA on that one.

-Seriously, why can't Impact book more main events like that? You know, a good match with a finish.

-It's funny; TNA puts two women in a steel cage main event. WWE is having a battle royal to determine the Diva of the Year. It's conceivable that Kaitlyn could win that "award." Ridiculous. Put your money on Michelle McCool.

-Looks like John Cena is going to get his job back on Monday. Way to follow through on a stipulation WWE.

-The WWE TLC pay-per-view has a format of one TLC match, one tables match, one ladder match, and one chairs match. A chairs match? Before last year's TLC show, did they ever have a match billed as a chairs match?

-Dana White was busy this week talking not just about tonight's fight, but Brock Lesnar as well. Lesnar doesn't have a fight before WrestleMania and people are going to run with rumors, even though Dana keeps making it clear Brock will not be at Mania.

-Actually, he keeps saying, "Brock is under contract to me" and "I don't want to blur the lines of what is real and what isn't real." He said Brock wasn't wrestling at Mania, but he didn't definitively say Brock wouldn't be there. See? Now I'm doing it.

-I'm looking forward to two new books written, respectively, by Dutch Mantell and Goldust. They both definitely have great stories to tell.

-At this time next year, how many members of The Nexus will still be with WWE? Well, let's go with anyone who was ever a member of the group. I'd be surprised to see many of them around.

-One person that WWE should be all over trying to sign is Samoa Joe. If Joe is interested in going to WWE, they should go out of their way to bring him in.

-Did anyone else notice in the Hanes T-Shirt commercial that Michael Jordan has a Hitler mustache? That is a bad look for so many reasons.

-There is a large oak tree in my front yard and two squirrels are running around that thing like they are Tom and Jerry. I'm way too fascinated by this.

-Who would rather see do stand-up comedy; King Kong Bundy or Raven? It's hard to imagine either guy doing it. I cannot picture Raven smiling or Bundy in anything but his ring gear.

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