New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott shot back at those in the sports media who have questioned whether he may have violated his NFL contract by doing an angle with TNA.
"It would be like going on 'Dancing with the Stars,' " Scott told ESPNNewYork.com recently.
I totally agree with him. Look, I understand that NFL teams have millions of dollars invested in their players, and that's why it's standard to have a clause in player contracts that prevents them from participating in physical activity outside of football that could jeopardize their health.But it's not like Scott took any bumps during his appearance on last week's episode of TNA Impact. His brief backstage scuffle with Kazarian was basically just Scott lying on his back, holding onto Kazarian and throwing some really weak-looking worked punches. And when Kurt Angle put him in an ankle lock, I'm pretty certain that Angle didn't apply any real pressure.
There's probably a greater chance of Scott getting hurt engaging in horse play with his small kids than in anything he did with TNA.
In fact, I'm not even sure that Scott's "Dancing with the Stars" analogy holds up. When former WWE Diva Stacy Keibler competed on the show, she suffered an ankle injury and a pulled groin.
I appreciate all the positive feedback on the Chris Jericho interview. Any interview is only going to be as good as the subject, and Jericho obviously is a fantastic subject. One of the reasons for that is his candor, which leads me to my next point.
Several people who watched the five-part Jericho interview have made the comment that he seems full of himself. I understand where they're coming from, but I have a different point of view.
While I have no doubt that Jericho enjoys being Jericho, I just think that he's secure enough with himself that he will give you his honest opinion. If he thinks he bombed at something, he'll say so, but on the other hand, if he thinks he put on a great performance, he won't do the false-modesty routine; he'll tell you that he put on a great performance.
I find that ability to recognize and acknowledge his own strengths and weaknesses to be refreshing.
TNA's Cookie said in a recent interview with The Miami Herald that her and Robbie E.'s characters were created because "[TNA head writer] Vince Russo's daughters love 'Jersey Shore.' They actually have him watching."
So let me get this straight: Because Russo's daughters are fans of the MTV reality show, wrestling fans are subjected to an act with go-away heat and lame angles with annoying "Jersey Shore" cast members.
Well, all I can say is that if I ever get the book in TNA, be prepared for the debut of Sesame, a tag team comprised of sweater-clad best friends Kurt and Bernie.