Stars in Progress: The Shield, Velvet Sky, VOW 10, Samoa Joe


Thanks to everyone who emailed me such kind sentiments following my "Cashbox" article from Wednesday. It reassured me that what I'm wanting to do moving forward is the right choice. I've been working on my new site non-stop this weekend and made great progress. I should have it completed very soon.

Some other in-house notes: If you haven't yet, go check out this week's edition of Post 2 Post featuring WZ's Josh Isenberg and Mike Killam, plus Linda Kay of the Pro Wrestling Report. Additionally, Dr. Tom Prichard stopped by to give his opinions and I'm serious when I say that he's one of my new favorite people when it comes to talking wrestling.

The ten-year anniversary of my Voice of Wrestling show is tomorrow night, from 6-8 EST, and I haven't been this excited for a broadcast in a very long time. Nick Paglino and I have some fun things planned for the show, plus several special people have come out of the woodwork to send in video messages. Aside from those cameo appearances, I also have two huge interviews to air (in part) on the show: Mick Foley and Vince Russo. It's going to be a great show and I hope you all can be there.

Now, on to the stars this week…


Welcome back, Velvet. And way to go Dixie for getting this deal done, even if it did take an ongoing lawsuit with Vince & Co. to do it.

I fully believe if it weren't for the legal battle taking place between WWE and TNA, both Velvet Sky and her Beautiful People partner, Angelina Love, would already be on their way to becoming Divas. And that's sad considering how little WWE thinks of their women's division. TNA's no longer the ideal place for anyone, really.

Velvet said, in her return promo on Thursday (after stealing Mickie James' thunder right out from underneath her), that 2013 would be her year as Knockouts Champion. Another good decision by Dixie.

With Velvet back, Mickie James and Gail Kim, there's no reason why TNA can't recreate a successful Knockouts division once again. And I don't care what anyone says, women can draw in pro wrestling to a certain extent. Just ask Scott D'Amore. Better yet, bring him back too.

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