- WWE Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins was asked on Twitter about his entrance theme in WWE. Perkins mentioned that he chose the music. Perkins posted this:
- Nikki Bella and Brie Bella recently appeared on BUILD at AOL’s headquarters in New York to promote their reality show, Total Bellas, which premieres next Wednesday on the E! Network. You can watch their interview here:
- WWE Hall of Famer and RAW GM Mick Foley took to his Facebook page to comment on the first Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton that took place this past Monday night. He posted the following:
When approaching something as incredibly important as the first United States Presidential debate, it is probably wise to be prepared. One of the candidates was prepared for the debate. The other one wasn't. So if preparing sounds too difficult, prepare to criticize the person who is prepared for being prepared. That seemed to be the post-debate logic which somehow tried to tie Donald Trump's failure to prepare into a strange mythology that a billionaire who may or may not pay federal income taxes, is somehow still a normal guy because he doesn't prepare for things like presidential debates.
When I returned to my hotel on Sunday night following our #WWE pay-per-view #ClashOfChampions I watched about two full hours of post debate coverage on three different stations: #CNN #FoxNews and#MSNBC. On each network, the Trump people, clearly working from talking points that had been handed down to them, try to dismiss Secretary Clinton's strong performance in the debate because she had clearly spent so much time preparing for it. Mr Trump, on the other hand, was apparently too busy to hunker down and put his best foot forward for something as trivial as the first Presidential debate.
Later, after watching the two hours of commentary, I watched the debate in it's entirety. Had it been a boxing match, I may have given Mr. Trump two of the first three rounds, and then given him none of the next nine. As a contest, it wasn't even close. I don't know who these people are who are giving Mr. Trump the edge in these online polls, but I'm guessing they are white males.
Putting aside the ridiculous notion that the most important job in the world should go to "a regular person" and not a remarkable person, in what walk of life is not preparing for an event seen as a strength, rather than a sign of incredible disrespect or weakness? Imagine taking that same tact after being sent down on strikes in a World Series game, and saying, "of course he struck me out. He practices. You can't expect me to know what type of pitches he might throw. That would require studying. That would require dedication and effort. Can't you just let me walk around the bases and pretend I hit a homerun, since I'm a regular guy?"
Trump was like a boxer who gasses out quickly after throwing a furious flurry in the first couple rounds, who then blames his opponent for having the audacity to train. You can fill in the blank's on any sport or any contest from MMA to a spelling bee. Donald Trump was the MMA fighter who was choked out by a more experienced better prepared fighter. The same cheap shots he had used to great effect against lesser caliber contenders in the Republican primary didn't land at all at the first presidential debate – and then his people blamed Secretary Clinton for having the audacity to show up prepared to fight.
And now Donald Trump is waving a potentially big insult of President Bill Clinton's past infidelities around like it's his major weapon for the second debate? But what if Secretary Clinton employs the "I'm rubber, you're glue" defense? What then? Maybe instead of lining up schoolyard zingers, Mr. Trump can have enough respect for himself, his opponent and the presidency of the United States to actually prepare for this debate as if the fate of the country depends on it. Because it might. I really didn't want to get involved in this race until two or three days before voting, and I'm sure I will see some negative feedback because of this article. Unfortunately, it seems to come with the territory. Nothing divides like politics. I can accept that. What I can't accept is looking in the mirror after the election, and wondering "what if I could have made a difference. What if?" In time, the ugliness of the comments will fade away. But four years is a long time to look in that mirror and wonder "what if".