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After 4 years, I have decided to end The Troy Show.

Literally every week of my adult life I've spent with you. I was podcasting before it was cool! However the time has come for me to move on and do something new in my life.

To be honest, no one gave a damn about the show. The numbers reflect that. I could give you a BS answer and try to "spin" it to make it sound good. That is just not me. For whatever reason the show was not destination programming like I had hoped.

I will keep the site up if you want to listen to past episodes or read certain things.

I want to thank all the guests that took a chance on me. Sheri Salata the President of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, WWE Hall of Famers Booker T and Trish Stratus, producer of the daytime talk show "The Real" Sally Ann Salsano and so many others. Your stories inspired me.

For those of you who did listen, whether it be once or every week, It meant the world to me! I sincerely appreciated your time.

There comes a time in life when you have to let go. The pain isn't in the letting go, its in the fear of the unknown. I don't know whats next for me. However, I do know that I will be OK.

They say the only prayer and words of wisdom ever needed are Thank you.

So from the bottom of my heart

Thank you,

This is an episode nearly two months in the making. Zack W.Van and I sit down for a fun chat about today's hottest topics. We talk about the fashion and music from this past Sunday's Billboard Music Awards and play a fun game of Two truths one lie.  We run it down..literally and give our heated opinions.

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Booker T is a 35 Time wrestling champion. A historic feat by any figure. He is one of the most beloved WWE Superstars of all time and for the first time in his new book "My Rise To Wrestling Royalty" he takes you step by step along the way to glory. It is one of my favorite books of all time..period. Booker T shares his thoughts on the most controversial moments along his journey, has choice words for John Cena, and puts Dolph Ziggler, Daniel Bryan and others on complete and utter blast. Listen below

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BTBW Superstar and one of my favorite Pro-wrestlers in the world Devin Dallia aka "The Natural"
stops by The Troy Show! We talk about the pressure he feels to be the top guy and carry BTBW, comparisons to John Cena, and his position on the card, Devin also makes a SHOCKING career announcement that I had NO idea about.

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Cactus Jack AKA Mick Foley falling through barbed wired and glass 
Its the early 90's and a young wrestler named Mick Foley was trying to make a name for himself. He was given what is called a test or "dark match" on the now defunct World Championship Wrestling. He was wrestling the Stiener Brothers who were known to be aggressive in the ring. During the match Mick dove from the ring and hit and elbow onto concrete. Something never attempted before.

WCW Employee Arn Anderson went up to him and asked what kind of "sense" that made to risk his body for the fans like that. Foley replied "because I have no dollars."

Mick Foley exemplifies what the wrestling business is all about. What does Triple H, Brock Lesnar, The Briscoe Brothers, Adam Cole, Randy Orton, John Cena, Seth Rollins, Mick Foley, wrestling fans and countless others have in common. They are all tougher than Floyd Mayweather.

No doubt about it he is a draw. Floyd will make $120,000.000 from one nights worth of work.  I refused to watch. Floyd doesn't give a damn about you. The "fight of the century" was never about your entertainment but rather lining the fighters pocket book.

Very few WWE superstars and wrestlers get into the business for the money. If they do, they usually don't last.And as fans we appreciate it and notice that.. Hell, the WWE has worked almost two years to get Roman Reigns over. It is starting to work because fans see he is WORKING FOR IT. Being pushed today, is the proverbial kiss of death.

Most WWE stars start off in it was called the "indies" where most wrestlers don't get paid and wrestle in front of 15-20 people a night because they LOVE IT. I spoke to one insider who said some get paid in nothing more than a "hot dog and a handshake." Its not about the money or the fame. They love performing for YOU.

The sorry and old argument that WWE is fake is as tired and gassed out as Al Snow after a 10 minute match. Triple H tore his quads and STILL wrestled after only 8 months of rehab. Unheard of by sports standards. Mick Foley lost an ear. (pictured below)  Rey Mysterio Jr. has had surgery 5-6 times on his knees and unfortunately killed a man in the ring.
The outcomes are predetermined, but the risks of death
Mick Foley smiling after his ear was severed
and serious injury are just as real as boxing.

Floyd Mayweather would never box in front of 20 people without millions on the line. Neither would Hulk Hogan. The difference is the performance is not about the Hulkster even at this late stage. With 100,000 people expected at WrestleMania 32 everybody on that card will want to impress YOU! Its about excelling and pushing physical limits for OUR entertainment.

It doesn't bother me that Mayweather is rich. It bothers me that he does it flaunting it in our face. Because he doesn't give a DAMN. You've been duped, bamboozled. You can't ask for your money back. Mayweather has probably already spent it.

If your not a fan, I encourage you to watch Monday Night Raw on USA network tonight and see the guys HUSTLING for your entertainment. Watch Ring of Honor on the weekends, Reality of Wrestling or one of the many other alternatives to the WWE machine. The business runs on YOU and not just your money.

I wish I could say the same for Floyd Mayweather.

~Troy McDonald