Jerry “The King” Lawler failed to take the WWE championship last night on PPV. Disappointing, but it was good to see “The King” main-eventing a pay-per-view, which will earn him a nice little bonus. Hopefully he’ll get a match next month at Wrestlemania as well.
While we’re on the subject of wrestling, there will be a new film out next month entitled Memphis Heat: The True Story of Memphis Wrasslin’. It will show footage from the days when Memphis wrestling first got hugely popular in the Sputnik Monroe era, all the way through the ’70s when Jerry Lawler and “The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart were the big names in Memphis. It will premiere at Malco Paradiso with shows at 7 and 9 on March 24, and then will have a week-long run at Studio on the Square beginning the 25th. To commemorate the film, March 24 is being named National Sputnik Monroe Day. More info on the film:
National Sputnik Monroe Day video
Voting is in for the favorite flatbread or appetizer at the Majestic Grille. Winner is the roasted chicken flatbread. It will be on sale for only $5 all this week, as part of the lead up to the Majestic’s 5th birthday.
Facebook app I saw mentioned online this morning: The Breakup notifier. If you like someone, but they’re taken, you log into Facebook using the app, select whom on your friend list you like, and it will notify you by e-mail when there is a change in their relationship status. Hmmm. Not sure what to think of this. I’m having mixed reactions of “that’s pretty cool” and “that takes stalking to a whole new level.” Also a little concerned what the app does with the information. How do I know it’s not sending an e-mail to the women I select, saying, “Someone has a crush on you, find out who?” I think I’ll pass on this one.
I owe the Folk Alliance people a huge apology for not taking full advantage of my media pass. Both Friday and Saturday nights, I meant to go check out the nighttime private showcases, and both nights I got sidetracked right around 10 PM. Truly sorry and I do appreciate the hospitality. I listened to some of the CDs in my promotional tote bag Saturday and they’re good stuff.
Bracketology update: Memphis is still listed in Joe Lunardi’s NCAA bracket, in a play-in game vs. Butler for an 11 seed. We’re one of the “last four in” and are extremely lucky to even be considered on the bubble after that horrible loss to Rice. I still don’t understand how Tennessee can be considered an 8 seed. They have eleven losses, for heaven’s sake, plus they’ll probably lose to Vandy and/or Kentucky and then lose again in the SEC tournament. Could they really get in with 13-14 losses? This Chattanooga Times Free Press article suggests that the NCAA selection committee may not look favorably upon UT’s record since the Bruchebag returned to the sideline.
It’s Pint Nite at the Saucer tonight, so I guess I’ll knock off a few pints toward my 6th plate. Plate party number 5 will be sometime in the next three and a half weeks, and is scheduled an hour before a Grizzlies game. Well, you know, wonder why I did that?
Check back tonight. I’ll have info on a benefit for one of Downtown’s favorite bartenders, and possibly other news.