It seems there's been a big falling out at the /slash. See, the boss wants
news updates every week with no bullcrap excuses about why you can't do it,
and the other news guy feels the exact opposite. Thus, it's not the
weekend, but here I am.
Yeah, it's all politics around here. But where there's chaos, there's opportunity. Let's check the news.
I thought it was a good show. Among the highlights a HHH/Angle match has been made for No Way Out with the WrestleMania title shot on the line, a Rock/Undertaker match will also happen at the PPV, Goldust's "him" was Rob Van Dam, Stephanie McMahon is pregnant, there was an awesome main event, and we heard the names "Hogan", "Hall", and "Nash" for the first time in regards to the nWo. AND some fag came over the railing and hit Jericho and promptly got his ass kicked, it was funny.
Since we already knew of the nWo roster, the biggest development had to be the situation with Stephanie. Boy that HHH is a sucker, isn't he? What a punk. How's he gonna let his woman play him like that? I don't know what to say. DAMN.
If I had to guess, I'd say next week's wedding vows business will result in somebody being there to take out Hunter while we learn that the whole pregnancy mess was a setup by Stephanie. HHH rejecting her vow renewal idea may have been the last straw. You just know something is gonna happen, like an event ever goes down without somehow being interrupted?
The problem, although I guess it's not really a "problem", is that you have two ideal candidates as to who Stephanie's accomplice should be. Kurt Angle makes the most sense, and he's fighting Hunter at the PPV, but then there's the big match with Jericho looming on the horizon and... who knows.
But what I'd really like to see...
Next week on Raw there's clips of Stephanie's baby shower. Mae Young and Moolah and Stephanie's friends are there and Stephanie drinks this cocktail, full of juice and not alcohol because she's pregnant, that the bartender gives her.
Then they go to the ring for their vows.
PA system: TEST TEST THIS IS A TEST
Test: I just thought you'd want to see this.
::a video plays:: ::Test is humping a passed out Stephanie::
Test: I'm part of the family now... DAAAD.
::Test says that last line while looking into a mirror, because he's the dad and he's saying that to himself. Also, looking in mirrors is what Test does::
JR: My GOD what has happened here!
Wouldn't that be awesome? I submit that it would.
STUFF EVERYONE SEZ:
Then 1wrestling.com reported that the show was moved to the Aladdin Hotel & Casino, which Meltzer said wasn't true before later saying it was. Then there was some confusion with the advertised appearance of Scott Steiner, as his website posted a note apparently saying he wasn't part of the show, and everyone picked up on the story. But Bob Ryder got comments from Steiner and he said it was a misunderstanding and he'd definitely be at the show.
Then, according to the Torch, after tickets for the PPV went on sale things were quickly shut down due to McManus still not having a promoter's license. But Ryder says that has been cleared up and tickets are now on sale at all your usual outlets.
This whole thing is pretty queer. Why does 1wrestling seem to be the only site checking into this stuff? Why couldn't anyone else ask Scott Steiner about his appearance? Why couldn't the Torch keep up-to-date on the story and let us know that tickets were back on sale, after posting a story that the PPV was in "grave jeopardy". And Meltzer, jeez, don't even get me started.
This game was shown on the E! channel this past Saturday and I caught some of it, but I didn't see this Goldberg/Jericho hilarity. How could they not put that in the show? I saw the intros too and I didn't see Jericho get named, although "WWF Superstar" Bill Goldberg was. Wazupwitdat? Jericho is the by god unified champion, can't he get some love?
I also caught this thing on E! about guilty pleasure TV shows, which put Smackdown around #8 on their list. Did you know Dick Clark watches the WWF? I sure didn't!
STUFF WADE SEZ:
Credit, as always, goes to the honorable Wade Keller and his Pro Wrestling Torch newsletter.
But regarding Hogan, Wade says there's no confirmed details about his contract except that it's in the same date/pay range as Hall and Nash. Scott Hall will only be working 10 days a month, the least of anyone in the WWF, as he has custody of his kids. I don't think anyone has ever said... does Hall having custody mean he's really cleaned himself up and he's got a new lease on life, or has his ex-wife hit rock bottom?
STUFF MELTZER SEZ:
Credit for this news goes to David Meltzer and his ultra hip and sexy Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
STUFF SCHERER SEZ:
Well, that's good to know.
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