Thursday, June 30, 2011

Breaking News: Casspi Traded To Cavs

Omri Casspi has been shipped to Cleveland with a pick for J.J. Hickson. Casspi had wanted out of Sacramento for a while since his playing time had decreased. He should fit in nicely by running the floor with #1 pick Kyrie Irving. I think this is a good match, although it might mean the end of Anthony Parker's tenure in Cleveland as he is a free agent with a similar skill set as Casspi.

We will keep an eye on Parker and Jordan Farmar, who signed last year with the Nets only to now be behind Deron Williams.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin Hillel, And a Whole Lot of Optimism

Recently, I was a guest at a wonderful event at The Green Acres Country Club in Highland Park Illinois. The event that was hosted by University of Wisconsin Madison Hillel featured the newest Chicago Bear Gabe Carimi. The event drew a crowd full of Wisconsin Hillel supporters young and old who wanted a chance to meet and welcome Gabe to Chicago.


During the event I heard from Wisconsin Alumni and the Executive Director who spoke about their new Hochberg Center, which will allow for the Jewish students on campus to have the ultimate Jewish experience. Rachel Lansing, graduate of 2009, spoke about her experience at Hillel and how she has stayed passionate about the organization. It was clear the Wisconsin Hillel was in good shape and having a former player like Gabe Carimi was an added bonus.

Gabe spoke to the audience about his life and football career. After his family moved from Lake Forest to Madison, the Carimis became active in the synagogue. Gabe joked about being taller than the rabbi and the synagogue’s educator. Gabe’s family moved to the north side of Madison, which was very culturally diverse. Gabe and his sister Hannah made a point of it to break down Jewish stereotypes and be a good example for the Jewish community. He regularly attended synagogue and helped out with his Hebrew school. Eventually, Gabe spoke of his playing days. He mentioned red-shirting and learning from now NFLer Joe Thomas.

During the event Gabe was presented with a welcome letter from Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Gabe stayed and schmoozed with the audience. He graciously signed plenty of autographs and took pictures.

I got a chance to speak with both Gabe and his mother Alayne. Alayne was very sweet and welcoming. Turns out she has another athletic child. Hannah rowed crew for Wisconsin. Alayne mentioned that Gabe grew up a Packers fan, but Gabe noted that now Packer fans can root for the Bears 14 games a year. She was very excited for her son to be a part of such a great organization and mentioned the Bears have been great to her family.

Finally, I got to have some one on one time with Gabe. Gabe and I spoke about what he was doing during the lockout. He told me he is currently working out by himself in Madison. He is putting in some time in the weight room, trying to stay in shape and excited for the real NFL experience to begin. He has been relaxing by playing golf. What about his choice in number, #72? His college number was taken and the other numbers were not special, so he thought it would be nice to honor William Perry. Gabe has already spoken with Olin Kruetz and was excited to work with him and protect Jay Cutler. Finally, I asked Gabe what I ask all Chicago athletes, what was his favorite Chicago pizza? He went with Lou Malnatis.

Gabe was a class act and great to the fans and the Hillel. It was a tremendous event. I spoke to Hillel’s Executive Director Greg Steinberger and Development Director Suzanne Rubinstein. Both raved about Gabe’s commitment to the Jewish community. Gabe was at the dedication of the new building, answered interview questions during the Rose Bowl, and was genuinely humbled by the event in his honor. As Suzanne said, “he is just a mensch who gives back to the community.”

This event not only made me proud of Gabe and his connection to the community, but it showed me a great Hillel taking advantage of a great relationship. Ultimately, it got me excited for some football. Bear Down!

And Let Us Say…Amen.
-Jeremy Fine

Gone Fishin'

Mardy Fish, the newest Jewish story, was eliminated by Rafael Nadal in 4 sets. I got to see some of the match. Fish was definitely keeping up with Nadal, but the champion was at his best. We will keep an eye on Fish in up coming tournaments.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dodgers in Trouble

Monday the Los Angeles Dodgers and owner Frank McCourt filed for bankruptcy. So far no word on a replacement for McCourt who has owned the Dodgers for a while. One rumor had Dallas Mavericks' owner and newly crowned NBA Champion Mark Cuban being interested. McCourt would still like to own the team, but it is not likely he will get a $150 million loan.

Overall, there is no real hard information. Its a bad situation, which stemmed from McCourt's horrible divorce from wife Jamie. The team itself has not been doing so well. Ticket sales are drastically down from 25,000 to 17,000. It needs new ownership. It is possible the league will step in and help one of its most storied franchises.

We will keep an eye on this story.
And Let Us Say...Amen.
-Jeremy Fine

Finally(?) We Can Get Excited About Tennis

A recent wikipedia page sent in by TGR fan Nat Sager, claims that ATPer Mardy Fish got married in a Jewish wedding ceremony. Now this does not mean Fish is 100% Jewish. He married a Deal or No Deal model Stacey Gardner, who could also be Jewish. Only one Jewish site or magazine, Tablet Magazine, claims that Fish is in fact Jewish (Click HERE to read). Tablet is a solid source so for now we are claiming him as Jew.

So why does anyone care?

Well, Fish has advanced to the quarterfinals in Wimbledon and will face Rafael Nadal. Also, by playing well at Wimbledon he passes good friend Andy Roddick as the #1 ranked American and moves into 9th ranked overall.

Tennis fans have craved a solid Jewish singles men's player and now they got one. With Shahar Peer and Fish, every tournament gives the Jews a solid chance at a trophy.

Big news for the Jews.
And Let Us Say...Amen.
-Jeremy Fine

Monday, June 27, 2011

His Best Friend is Jewish

Colt Cabana got a huge shout out on Monday Night Raw tonight in the contraversial and creazy trending CM Punk speech. Check it out below. Sometimes wrestling is real.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

No Jews But Israel Represented

There were no Jews drafted in this year's NBA drafted. In fact, none were really even considered. But Israel was presented. With the 39th pick the Golden State Warriors selected Jeremy Tyler who played for Maccabi Haifa two years ago. While Tyler was a diaster on and off the court, who did make major headlines by skipping his senior year of high school and college. This past season he played in Japan. Tyler is a project but has great size and could eventually turn into a solid big man.

With the 54th pick, the Cleveland Cavaliers drafted Milan Macvan who played last season for EuroLeague Super Team MAccabi Tel Aviv. He did not have big time numbers but he should make the Cavs and even contribute.

Not a bad draft but hopefully more Jews and Israelis will come into the league soon.
And Let Us Say...Amen.
-Jeremy Fine

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Congrats to Kelly Kelly

Congrats to Kelly Kelly on her victory over Brie Bella to capture her first WWE Divas Championship. To read more click HERE. Yes her father is Jewish. She was also named to Maxim's 100 Hottest List. Nice streak she has going on here.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Scheyer to Maccabi Tel Aviv

The obvious has happened. Jon Scheyer has finally taken his talents to Israel. He will be playing for Israel Super Team Maccabi Tel Aviv. To Read More Click HERE. TGR is excited to watch Scheyer's progress which hopefully brings Maccabi a championship or leads Scheyer to the NBA.

Jewish Baseball Draft

JewishBaseballNews.org has a great article up on the recent MLB draft and the Jews drafted. Click HERE to read more.
 
One of those draftees was Zach Bornstein, brother of Josh the creator of Jewsinbaseball.blogspot.com. Click HERE to read more about Zach.
 
Also, it is VERY worthy to note that Benny Sosnick was a 49th round pick is from Jewish Community High School of the Bay. JCHSB is an all Jewish school. To read more about him click HERE.
 
Great news all around.
And Let Us Say...Amen.
- Jeremy Fine

Friday, June 17, 2011

Israel's 2013 WBC Projected Team

It is early, but we are already excited about 2013 World Baseball Classic that will feature Israel. Baseball is rapidly growing in Israel. The now defunct Israeli Baseball League still carries momentum with all the books being written about the experience. Also growing percentage of Jewish MLBers make the 2013 WBC a realistic and natural time to for Israel to have a team. We decided to take a quick peek at what we at TGR think will be the team and lineup for the 2013 Israeli WBC team and also what a team would look like in a perfect world.
DREAM TEAM

1) 2B – Ian Kinsler (Rangers)

2) SS – Danny Valencia (Twins)

3) 3B – Kevin Youkilis (Red Sox)

4) LF – Ryan Braun (Brewers)

5) 1B – Ike Davis (Mets)

6) RF – Gabe Kapler (Free Agent)

7) CF – Sam Fuld (Rays)

8) C – Brad Ausmus (Recently Retired)

PITCHING ROTATON
P – Jason Marquis (Nationals)

P – Scott Feldman (Rangers)

P – Aaron Poreda (Padres Minors)

RP – John Grabow (Cubs)

RP – Scott Schoeneweis (Recently Retired)

RP – Eric Berger (Indians Minors)

RP - Michael Schwimer (Phillies Minors)

RP – Craig Breslow (As)

BENCH
Jason Kipnis – 2B (Indians Minors)

Josh Whitesell – 1B (Japan)

Ryan Kalish – OF (Red Sox Minors)

Ryan Sadowski – OF (Korea)

Adam Stern - OF – (Brewers Minors)

Our Dream Team looks amazing and a team that could legitimately compete for the WBC title. But here are some things to consider.

1) Braun, Youkilis, and Kinsler will very likely be asked to play for the USA team, which they will accept. Youkilis might not make the cut for the USA team. If so, he would at very least consider playing for Israel. Breslow and Grabow will also potentially get calls from Team USA.

2) Some of these players will most likely not play for an all Jewish team. In that category are Scott Feldman, Scott Schoeneweis, Sam Fuld, and Ike Davis. Davis and Fuld might consider it for the opportunity to play in the WBC.

3) There will more than likely be a few actual Israelis or Jews who have lived in Israel on the team. We will leave 3 bench spots open for them.

4) Some players might not want to play due to fear of injuries or their MLB team not allowing them to.

REALISTIC TEAM (Projected Team)

1B – Shawn Green (Retired) – Green has already gone on record saying he would consider playing for Israel in the WBC. Green would be more of a symbolic player and it would make a great story for his second book.

2B – Jason Kipnis (Indians Minors) – Kipnis most likely is too young for a spot on the USA team. He grew up in a Jewish area. It will be a great way for him to make a name for himself.

SS – Jake Lemmerman  (Dodgers Minors) - The highest 2010 Jewish draft pick is just in AA. By 2013 he will be peeking and will be a vital part of this team.

3B – Danny Valencia – Valencia will be heavily pursued by the Israel team. As one of the only major leaguers on this team, it would be a good opportunity for him to can some spotlight.

LF – Gabe Kapler – Kapler just loves playing baseball so it seems like a natural fit. By 2013 he will be out of baseball and this will give him one last shot to prove himself.

CF - Ben Guez (Tigers Minors) - Guez is a solid minor league prospect who will have a spot on the Israel team if he wants it.

RF - Josh Whitesell - The WBC will give him great exposure to get back to the majors.
C – Brad Ausmus – While he retired a year ago, something tells me Ausmus laces up the pads to play in the WBC.

P – Jason Marquis – Marquis is key if Israel wants to compete. I am sure Israel will ask him to play asap.

P – Aaron Poreda (Padres Minors) – Poreda grew up with a strong Jewish upbringing. I would say he is the 1st player to sign on.

P - Ryan Sadowski (Korea) -  Like Whitesell it gets him great exposure.
RP – Eric Berger (Indians Minors) - AAA prospect should see the Bigs soon. He lands on the team.

RP - Michael Schwimer (Phillies Minors) - Should have some MLB experience by 2013 but not enough to make team USA.

RP – Craig Breslow – Breslow could get be asked to play for the USA. But if he doesn’t Breslow will be approached by Israel and I believe he would welcome the opportunity.

RP - Jason Hirsch (Yankees Minors) - Helps solidify a solid rotation.

RP - Jason Knapp (Indians Minors) - While he does not have a ton of experience yet, he is a top prospect in the Indians organization.

RP - Lenny Linsky (Rays Draftee)

BENCH

Ryan Lavarnway C (Phillies Minors)
Adam Stern OF (Brewers Minors)
James Rapoport OF (Cardinals Minors)

MANAGERS

Head Coach – Art Shamsky – Shamsky will probably be the skipper. Having a little coaching and playing experience.

Hitting Coach – Ron Blomberg – The first DH of all time knows a thing or two about the art of hitting. The New Yorker had a great experience with the IBL.

Pitching Coach – Larry Rothschild – The current Yankees pitching coach will for sure be asked to coach, Why would he say no?

Honorary Coach – Sandy Koufax – Koufax will need to be honored and involved in some way. Well…he better be!

Thanks for reading. Feel free to comment.
And Let Us Say...Amen.
- Jeremy Fine

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Meet The Illini's Wes Braun

Growing up in the North Suburbs of Chicago there was one athlete everyone knew, his name was Ryan Hogan. Hogan played basketball at Deerfield and was a stud. I still recall stories of Rick Pitino arriving in a limo to Deerfield High School to get Hogan to commit. I played pickup against Hogan once, right around the time he left Iowa (transferred there after Kentucky). He was awesome, although I did take him off the dribble a few times. But since Hogan athletes have been coming out of the area and making noise. Jon Scheyer and Jason Kipnis are perfect examples. Now meet Wes Braun. Wes, no relation to Ryan Braun, is the younger brother of my friend Jen. I saw on facebook what Wes and the Fighting Illini baseball team had been doing and I knew I had to get an interview. Turns out Wes is a good guy, smart, a fraternity brother of mine, and becoming quite the pitcher. Below is Wes' story. It is safe to say TGR will be following his progress. Maybe Israel's WBC team has found its closer.

1) Tell TGR a little bit about yourself.

I was born and raised in Deerfield, Illinois. I was always pretty good at baseball and played it from the time I could physically hold a bat and throw a ball. In high school I played soccer for three years and baseball all four years. I was never the greatest athlete or most talented but always worked hard to earn playing time. I didn’t receive any division one college baseball offers so I went to University of Illinois for the education. I walked on to the varsity baseball team as a sophomore. I received my Bachelor’s degree in communication, which I had finished in three and a half years and am now pursuing my Masters in Business Administration degree. I am scheduled to receive my MBA in spring of 2012.

2) You went to Deerfield High School, like other great athletes including Colt Cabana and Jessica Gitles.
How was you High school team and when did you know you had a chance at playing college?
My high school teams were up and down. We were always the underdogs even when we were a pretty
good team, I guess that comes with being a small school. For example, my senior year we won our
conference and still had to play in a play-in game to get into the state playoffs. We ended up winning
the play-in game but then lost to Stevenson in the first round of the playoffs. Personally, it was always
an ambition of mine to play baseball in college but it never looked like I was going to. Even though I was all-conference my senior year and went to the junior all-star game my junior year, I never seemed to be in demand for college programs. When I was going through the recruiting process, I did not get a lot of interest from large programs- specifically, no division one teams contacted me. I was in talks with a few division three teams but I was trying to find a college that was a right fit for me academically as well as for baseball which was extremely difficult to find that balance. In the end, I chose to go to the University of Illinois for academic reasons instead of playing baseball at a division three school. When I got to U of I, I tried out for the club baseball team. I did not tryout for the actual varsity team my freshman year because I did not think I would make it. I was actually originally cut from the club team but then after asking for an extended tryout I got another shot and was selected to play on the team. I did not get a lot of playing time on the club team but I learned a lot and it was an incredible experience for me. After a year on the club team, I decided to tryout for the real varsity team my sophomore year and out of the fifty plus people that tried out I was the only one to be selected. From there I was lucky enough to play for four years on the team.

3) Illinois has been known for its Basketball and every 5 years its football, what is it like being a part of
putting Baseball on the map?
To say that baseball is not well known or supported on campus is an understatement. Whenever I would invite people to my games the first question was always “where is the baseball field?”. Our contribution this year has seemingly already put baseball on the map because I have seen more t-shirts and collectibles that say Illinois Baseball on them than ever before. It is pretty exciting to be a part of a team that went further than any other Illinois baseball team in the previous decade and I hope that this season just serves as a stepping stone for the improvement of our program.

4) How did the team do this season? What was your role?
After an incredibly slow start, we ended the season on quite a run winning the big ten conference and then the big ten tournament. We advanced to the NCAA regional tournament for the first time in 10 years and made it to the regional championship by beating Cal-State Fullerton who was ranked top ten in the country and number one in our region before being defeated by Stanford. My role on the team was as the team’s closer for which I very much excelled. I was named third team all-big ten as a relief pitcher as I only gave up one earned run in conference. That was the only run I gave up throughout my first eighteen appearances.

5) What are you plans this summer?
This summer I am still looking to play baseball. It seems as if I have generated some interest in Major League teams and I am hoping to sign a professional contract soon.

6) Are you a part of any other clubs on campus?
Beside playing for the club baseball team my freshman year, I was also a member of Sigma Alpha Mu
fraternity.

7) What are your future plans? Is baseball a part of them?
It is difficult to fully foresee what exactly my future plans are, however, I would like to continue to play baseball as long as I possibly can. With that being said, I only have one more year to complete my MBA program and after I have received that and no longer can play baseball, I would still enjoy being able to be a part of baseball in some capacity for my career.

8) If you could start a team with Ryan Braun, Ian Kinsler, or Kevin Youkilis who would it be?
It would definitely have to be Ryan Braun. Besides having a great name, he has proven to become one of the top players in the entire league right now in all facets of the game.

9) Favorite Chicago pizza place?
Although I am bias to Papa Del’s here in Champaign, I would have to go Jake’s pizza in Northbrook
because their BBQ based pizza is unbelievable although Bella’s stuffed crust pizza in downtown is a close
second.

Thanks Wes and Good Luck.
And Let Us Say...Amen.
- Jeremy Fine
Photo by: Thomas Nelshoppen http://illinoisbaseballreport.com

Monday, June 13, 2011

That Was Quick

About a week ago we did a story on Ethan Levine, an up and coming wrestler in the WWE developmental stages. Apparently as of today he has been released from his WWE contract. To read more click HERE. Hopefully, he will get a chance somewhere else.

The Big Winner is Mark Cuban

TGR wants to congratulate Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks on their NBA Championship in 6 games over the Mavericks. Cuban not only wins the title but officially becomes the TGR NBA Sportsman of the Year...not sure which was better.

 
Cuban was a true mensch last night on several occasions. TGR is very proud. Now its full throttle baseball season!

And Let Us Say...Amen.
-Jeremy Fine

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Cammalleri Wins Again


TGR is proud to announce that Mike Cammalleri is the 2011 NHL Player of the Year. He is the first sole back-to-back winner (in any category), joining only Gabe Carimi as a two time winner. Cammalleri finished the season with 19 goals and 28 assists. He had an 18:01 Time on Ice. He also had another solid playoffs. Congrast Cammalleri, keep it up.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Poll is Tied


Mark Cuban and Jerry Reinsdorf tied for NBA Sportsman of the year. Instead of having another poll or a tie, I have decided that the winner will be decided on the court. What does that mean? Well, if the Mavs win the finals the award will go to Cuban. If the Mavs lose to the Heat (Dear God No) the award goes to Reinsdorf.

Stay tuned for NHL Player of the Year.

Monday, June 6, 2011

At Least His Arm is Jewish

I was watching wrestling a little while back and noticed that Tyler Reks had a tattoo on his arm. Reks came into the WWE as a surfer with dreds. He is far from a surfer dude these days. Reks was re-packaged with a new mean streak, for you 80s wrestling fans think Hercules with a tan and a fierce mean streak. Reks has since been in one pay-per-view main event and has become a monster in the ring. Currently fueding with Chris Masters, it is only a matter of time before Reks takes on some top competition.

Back to his tattoo. I noticed it was Hebrew writing. So I reached out to him to find out the deal. Turns out he is NOT a member of the tribe, but I figured after the passing of wrestling legend Macho Man Randy Savage (Jewish), I would have Reks who sports his Hebrew tattoo weekly on TV, comment on some of the greatest Jewish wrestlers in the world and his own career. Enjoy!


INTERVIEW
1) I noticed on TV once that you had a tattoo with Hebrew writing. What does it say and what inspired you to get it?

Its biblical, and is from Song of Solomon 6:3. It translates to, "I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine". The verse is one of mine and my wife's favorite's and I thought it would be more meaningful if I used the original language that it was written in. Its more personal to me this way.

2) Have you ever wrestled Colt Cabana/Scotty Goldman? If so, where and who won?

Yes I have, a few years ago when we were both in WWE's developmental system. To be honest, I can't remember who won. I just remember him being far more experienced than I was and being really good at his craft.

3) What are you thoughts on the legacy of the Macho Man Randy Savage? Did you ever meet or have any memories of him?

I never got the opportunity to meet him. However, I was a part of the generation that watched him as kids growing up. He was always one of my favorites. Randy was larger than life and to an 8 year old kid, that memory tends to stick with you.

4) Which Jewish wrestler had more impact on the wrestling Goldberg, Kevin Nash, Kurt Angle?

I'd have to say Angle. To this day I still study his matches. He could go like no one else. The guy never got winded in the ring and he put out more physical effort than anyone I've ever seen. I've really tried to model my aggression after him.

5) Your imaged has changed drastically since first appearing, why the change?

I think evolving is important in Sports Entertainment. I'm definitely not the same person I was when I debuted and I feel my character accurately reflects that. The character I was when I debuted simply wasn't working and I needed to grow and hone in my skills. In the ring now, you see a monster, you see determination, and you see a little anger - this is who I am now. I'm focused, aggressive, and determined to stand out and make a name for myself.

6) What are you plans in the WWE? Anything in store for the fans?

My plans are to make a name for myself this year, above and beyond last year, and to continue growing my fan base.

7) Where can the TGR fans read more about you?

www.facebook.com/tylerreks
Twitter: @Tyler_Reks
YouTube: therekkingcrew

Thanks to Reks. Good luck. Would love to see another match with you and Colt.
And Let Us Say...Amen.
-Jeremy Fine

Friday, June 3, 2011

Biggest Story of the Year(s)?

Unfortunately, I am on the road but I wanted to get this on TGR as soon as possible. More to come. Very excited about 2013!

http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/01/israel-to-participate-in-2013-world-baseball-classic/?scp=2&sq=world%20baseball%20classic&st=cse

Kahn Finally Gets Rubio?


In 2009 David Kahn, the General Manager of the Minnesota Timberwolves, made one of the most criticized draft choices in NBA history. Even though he was told by young Spanish superstar Ricky Rubio that he would not play for the T-Wolves, Kahn took him with the 5th pick anyway. Rubio stayed true to his word and has yet to lace them up for a NBA game. It got more bizzare when Kahn drafted Jonny Flynn with the 6th pick. Flynn plays the same postion, point guard, as Rubio. Flynn who has battled injuries, has so far not panned out either.

It seems now that Rubio has decided to come to the NBA. Though he is only 20 years old and coming off a sub-par year in Spain, Rubio has Steve Nash like basketball IQ and floor sense. It is a smart move for Rubio who can still make good money off his potential. He will team with Kevin Love, a deserving All Star and rebounding machine. Also, the T-Wolves have the #2 pick in the NBA draft which will likely be Derrick Williams. Many laughed at Kahn, but his decision and future will ultimately be determined by Rubio's next few seasons. With Rubio, Love, and Williams the future is very bright in Minnesota.

For more on the situation click HERE.

And Let Us Say...Amen.
-Jeremy Fine

Thursday, June 2, 2011

New Jewish (Israeli) Wrestler


Recently the world lost my favorite wrestler of all-time, Macho Man Randy Savage. The Macho Man happened to be Jewish. But he never embraced his Judaism in the ring. A few have. Barry Horowitz was the classic stereotypical Jew who had a solid career in the WWE(F). Goldberg never denied his Judaism. And of course former NWA champion Colt Cabana/Scotty Goldman has played on his Judaism as he rises the ranks of the Indy circuit, Ring of Honor, and even while he was in the WWE. But now there is a new wrestler using his Jewish roots to develop. His name is Ethan Levin. He is in Florida Championship Wrestling, which is the WWE's developmental facility. Here is what they write about him.

"Self-made millionaire, Diamond wholesaler, entrepreneur, Ethan Levin is a natural born Israeli icon who possess tremendous leadership and interpersonal communication skills. Levin's charisma, phenomenal physical abilities and remarkable political power are few of the qualities he owns. These qualities helped him to become the first male wrestler to get a developmental contract directly from beginner's class.

Ethan Levin came to the FCW from the Diamond Bursa (Israel Diamond stock exchange). From a young age, growing without a father, Levin had to pull his strengths and helped his mother to raise his sister and himself. Do not let Levin's gentleman elegant look deceive you. Levin spent years in studying different MMA, from Krav Maga to Muay Thai. It is better not to be on his black list. Throughout his life, Levin conquered, by force or by Money, everyone who stepped in his way. "If I cannot beat you, I will buy you" (Levin's words of wisdom). These words of wisdom brought Levine to leave the VIP Diamond Club and follow his childhood dream of becoming a WWE Superstar.

'In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get Ethan Levin.'" 

We do not know much about Ethan Levin quite yet but we are excited for his success and hope to see him in the WWE soon. B'Hatzlacha.

And Let Us Say...Amen.

-Jeremy Fine