The balls will never read
Ji Ya, Ji Ya, Ji Ya, I made it out of clay! And when it's dry and ready, oh
Ji Ya I will play!
What a bloody barbaric brutal main event! What a fantastic WWE tag team
title match! What a tremendous episode of the Curb! That wasn't on the
PPV, but it deserves a mention.
That tag match, whoa nelly. It was something. If you love the star
ratings, it's already been given ***** by Wade Keller of the Pro Wrestling
Torch. I don't yet know what the Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer gave it,
but I'm sure it's right up there. Justin Shapiro, sex columnist for The
Campus, gave it ****3/4.
And that main event. Whoa doctor, put me to bed, I've seen enough to know
that I've seen too much. I can't ever recall seeing a match where someone
bled that much. It was bloody, it was violent, and it gave you that warm
feeling inside to see Taker doing the clean job to the rising young star,
which is then quickly replaced by the odd sensation of knowing that you're
glad the good guy lost and that maybe just maybe you should cancel all your
newsletter subscriptions lest you turn into the sort of retching ass goblin
you hate most. Was that last part all one sentence? Impressive.
Want to know what brought on the whole necrophilia thing? I'll let you in
on it. Promise not to tell, though. Someone from WWE watched FARM
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While I'm thinking of Raw I'd really like to mention the main event and,
specifically, the delightful commentary of Jim Ross. Maybe the whole corpse
fucking thing pushed him over the edge, but he really seemed to just cut
loose with all his ripping on HHH and Flair and whatnot, and it made for an
entertaining listen. Who can forget the delightful "what an idiot!"
exchange when Flair went to the top rope. Or discussing Hunter's world
title "that he was *GIVEN*... without wrestling a *MATCH*... *FOR IT*." Or
the insightful "He sniffed her panties! How long did he rehearse that?"
What a guy.
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- WWE officials admit talks have taken place with Lennox Lewis, but said the
story in a UK tabloid that broke the news was grossly exaggerated. Odds of
it happening are said to be less than 50%, but it's more than just a remote
possibility. It would supposedly be a legit fight.
- Michael Hayes was moved to the Raw writing staff and Bruce Pritchard was
moved to Smackdown. Bruce still works out of his home for most of the week
because his wife is sick, but he does attend most of the TV tapings. A few
wrestlers like that Raw guy Ed is a wrestling fan. Raw guys were happy that
Hayes came over, since he's a "wrestling guy" and "it should be obvious to
anyone who watches the shows that none of the Raw writers have ever ben in
the ring before". Lots of Raw wrestlers are hoping that Terry Taylor is put
on the Raw writing staff for similar reasons, but Terry is friends with
Heyman so he might end up on Smackdown.
The general feeling from Raw guys is that Brian Gewirtz is not worthy of
being the top writer, although most think he's good at doing comedy and
would still be valuable, just in a lesser role.
- More than one person thinks that Michael Hayes did his best to get Vince
worked up about the Chavo/Rikishi match (where Chavo used the camera while
they're trying to stress more wrestling) in order to try ruining Terry
Taylor's trial run as an agent. Terry set up that finish.
- There's growing sentiment that WWE needs to hire younger agents.
Wrestlers are questioning whether the current agents can relate to the
current in-ring style. The other side of the argument is that the agents
have been around long enough that they've seen it all, so they know a good
match when they see it.
- Juvi was given a tryout at the Smackdown tapings in San Diego. He turned
off officials by cramming way too many spots into his match. It was said to
be so bad that agents asked him how someone could wrestle for so long in
America but have no understanding of what the style here is like. Juvi
tried to claim nervousness but nobody was buying it. They tried blowing him
off by saying Vince was still leery of Juvi's drug history, but he didn't
take the hint and volunteered to take drug tests.
Even though Heyman used to be a big fan of Juvi's a few years ago, most
consider his chances of getting a job offer to be highly unlikely. But on
the bright side, he's still real and he's still de juice.
- Konnan was also backstage in San Diego and was seen talking with Brock and
- Some wrestlers are taking great satisfaction in the fact that Bischoff
doesn't get special treatment. He dresses with the wrestlers and doesn't
get limo service. He gets along with a few wrestlers that he had problems
with before, but overall he's still disliked and considered untrustworthy by
most of the locker room.
- Brian Gewirtz being the most unpopular person on the Raw side of the
roster has gotten some heat on his comic book buddy Hurricane, since the two
of them are tight.
- Jeff Hardy is said to be looking better physically than he did a few
months ago, despite the concerns some people had when he showed up late for
shows the other week.
- HHH told Flex Magazine about his rise from a 125 pound 14 year old
weakling to a shreded 210 pound 19 year old Teenage Mr. New
- Guido and Spanky have signed. Guido was long considered one of Paul
Heyman's favorite employees. Spanky was trained by Shawn Michaels and will
be doing a previously scheduled tour of Japan before starting.
- JR and Lawler were both on the sidelines rooting on their teams last
weekend. The Sooners beat Texas, but Lawler's Browns lost to Pittsburgh.
Lawler doesn't seem to be over Stacy Carter yet, as recent web updates of
his have discussed trying to contact her on her birthday and how their
divorce isn't final yet. Friends say he's still in love with her and that
they spent some time together recently in an attempt at a
- Tommy Dreamer married Beulah last weekend. They had dated while they were
both in ECW and had continued after she left to go back to school, but they
broke up and Tommy dated Francine for quite a while. Francine is likely
taking the wedding situation very hard.
- JR reported that Rey's knee has been giving him trouble. Those who know
say it's worse than what Rey is telling the office.
- Pat Patterson suffered a shoulder injury during the attack by Rosey and
Jamal. They've quickly gained a rep for not taking care of their opponents,
but initial word from the locker room was that they weren't being blamed for
- Jericho did an interview and referred to the Kane murder angle as the
"drizzling craps". He also talked a bunch of shit on Larry Zbyszko for the
"living legend" lawsuit stuff.
- Undertaker's groupie Tracy is Tracy Dali, a critically acclaimed B-movie
- Curt Hennig showed up in poor shape, but had a good attitude and good
enthusiasm. He sees TNA to be a chance at many paydays, rather than your
typical one shot gig with a small promotion, so he's giving the impression
that he wants to earn his keep. They might not have the budget to bring him
back every week, although with Hall having to be Mr. Mom they can just pay
Hennig what Hall would have made.
- Chris Jericho's aforementioned interview also discussed the Sean Waltman
Torch Talk and he confirmed the stuff about thanking Sean for helping him
learn the"main event style".
- TNA is on a budget freeze until the new owners finalize their majority
ownership of the company. Nobody is getting raises and production expenses
are locked in until everything is signed. It's supposed to be from a matter
of days or a week or two until everything is final.
- Russo remains a major contributor to storylines and dialog, but Jerry sets
the course for the major storylines each week.
- On the Oct. 9th show Low Ki and Mortimer Plumtree discussed the Torch's
story of the Low Ki/Tammy Sytch incident backstage at an indy show, taking
up valuable TV time so Low Ki could deny it.
- On Jeremy Borash's column at the TNA site he mentioned that the blonde TNA
girl at the Oct. 9th show was a member of the US figure skating
- Borash, Road Dogg, Truth, Jarrett, Ron Harris, and ref Scott Armstrong
appeared on camera during the shooting of Chris Rock's movie after last
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- Watch out, the WWA is back! Andrew McManus is planning to hold some more
overseas tours. The WWA website lists dates for late November and early
December in Ireland, England, Scotland, and Switzerland. Among the
advertised wrestlers are Scott Steiner, Sid, Ernest Miller, Carl Ouellet, AJ
Styles, Disco Inferno, Alan Funk, Brian Lawler, Buff, Stevie Ray, Sabu,
Crowbar, and Nathan Jones.
WWA also had a presence at the M-One concert series in Australia that
McManus promoted. Garbage, Billy Idol, Goo Goo Dolls, Midnight Oil, and
Nickelback were among the groups that played. Scott Steiner wrestled Nathan
Jones in between musical acts on the different shows on the tour. Disco,
who took over Borash's head booker duties, worked as an announcer for the
- Goldberg said on his site that he doesn't have a meeting scheduled with
WWE. He said he's got more All Japan matches in December, but didn't
- Joanie Lauer lost to Masa Chono in the Tokyo Dome on the 14th. Afterwards
Chono put her over his knee and spanked her.
- Longtime NWA/WCW promoter Charl Murnick died on the 13th after having a
heart attack three days earlier. He and his family promoted events and
helped run the NWA/WCW territory with the Crockett family for over 40
- Savio Vega is booking for Victor Quinone's AAA promotion in Puerto Rico.
He's had a successful booking run, as AAA is now in a vicious feud with
Carlos Colon's WWC, which had been the top promotion in Puerto Rico for many
years. Savio is developing an Eric Bischoff like reputation among members
of his locker room, though.
apparently the new WWE Divas Undressed DVD gives you this link for super
secret exclusive pictures from the lingerie magazine. Although the ones I
looked at were already in the magazine! Oh Dios Mio!
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