BARRY COURTER: Lisa, how about a smackdown?
LISA DENTON: Well, you can try, but you don't want to mess with a master of Soddy karate. It's little-known but lethal.
If you're talking about World Wrestling Entertainment's Friday show at McKenzie Arena, though, I'm right there with you. I've never seen Hornswoggle wrestle, but how can you not root for a wrestler named Hornswoggle?
BARRY: I don't want any part of your Soddy karate. I have visions of Granny from "The Beverly Hillbillies" spinning me around like the Boston Strong Girl.
WWE is also bringing Captain Charisma and The Apex Predator, though the card can always change at these events.
There is, of course, another Main event -- did you see what I did there? -- on the bill this weekend.
LISA: Oh, you are too clever. Something of a card yourself. Did you see what I did there?
The other Main event is, of course, Mainx24, the big, 24-hour block party on Main Street and its Southside intersections. There's art and music, a lot of good eats and even a Tacky Christmas Sweater Party.
BARRY: Mainx24 by itself offers a lot of fun things. The shops and businesses on the Southside do all they can to entertain themselves and their guests around the clock. One thing not to overlook is that the annual Chattanooga Market two-day Holiday Market at First Tennessee Pavilion is next weekend as well. The folks who run the market tell me they are bursting at the seams with vendors. This is a good weekend to do some Christmas shopping. Your giftee will get something good and you help support local people.
LISA: Speaking of supporting local people, don't forget that country singer Lorrie Morgan is coming to Memorial Auditorium on Friday. She'll be joined by The Wright Kids, a bluegrass band you might have seen on "America's Got Talent." The concert is one of two benefits the Chattanooga Firefighters Association holds every year to raise funds for local charities.
BARRY: Local is better.