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- Vengeance was last weekend.
"I'm thinking Chris Jericho might just walk away with the belts... as for
the rest, I predict... Edge - Dudleys - Trish - Taker - Matt" - Seadawg
AKA Nostradamus AKA me
Only one off. Fuck you, Matt Hardy.
- Shawn Michaels is will be on Excess this weekend, which is his first TV
appearance since... hmm, since Foley brought him in as a suspect in the
Austin hit-and-run? Has it been that long? Everyone is being quick to say
that this TV appearance means nothing in terms of Shawn coming back to TV on
a show that people actually watch. Yeah, well, what if Excess does a good
rating this week? What then, suckas?
Shawn hosted Smackdown at WWFNY on Thursday and apparently told the crowd he
was going to be meeting with Vince to discuss his future.
- Former WCW and WWF referee Billy Silverman has started a big annoying
debate with some comments he made about how he was treated in the WWF. Bob
"Winona" Ryder of 1wrestling.com leapt
onto the cause and has all but demanded that Bradshaw have criminal charges
brought against him. Wade Keller tossed his two cents under the "big deal"
heading and has also clarified some of the vague comments that Silverman
As a board certified attorney, which I am not, I find this story slightly
lacking for a few reasons. First, if you read or listen to all of what
Silverman had to say, he says this about Buff Bagwell: "He is a phenomenal
performer. Why wouldn't you want him working for you?"
Now I don't know Buff. Even though there are numerous stories about him,
I've never been backstage at a wrestling show to see first-hand how he
behaved. But I did watch Raw on July 2, 2001, and in my opinion calling
Buff Bagwell a "phenomenal performer" ought to be grounds to have someone
declared legally retarded. Silverman also says it was the locker room
antics that forced Buff out of the WWF, which goes against every known
report that Buff was forced out because he sucked and he murdered
Then there's Ryder. Surprisingly or not at all surprisingly depending on
your view of the man, Bob has posted several nameless accounts of locker
room treatment in the WWF and is seemingly taking them all at face value and
offering them as proof without a second thought. If WWF wrestlers are being
tied up in the shower and threatened with rape in a manner that is anywhere
close to resembling serious, that isn't cool and it should stop. But Bob
Ryder posting some anonymous e-mails he got isn't quite the damning evidence
of this horrible and disturbing behavior that I would like before forming an
Long story short, Billy Silverman is a wiener.
- Vince McMahon has made a Forbes list of the 15 "most fascinating" rich
people, coming in at #12. That puts him one notch below Ted Turner and well
below names like Bill Gates and Oprah, who were the top two. I'm sure
Oprah's had some interesting book discussions on her show this year, but has
she had her head pushed into a 400 pound man's butt? I hear the X-Box is
nifty, but has Bill Gates danced around while slapping his naked ass with a
cowboy hat? Has Ross Perot's wife caught him with his pants down while he
was trying to get with a blonde hottie half his age?
#12 my butt.
- Smackdown was Thursday. Steve Austin beat Booker T up at the Green
Frog grocery store. RVD pinned Chris Jericho in the tag team main
event. The Hurricane returned. Go read CRZ's recap. (Oops, I KNEW I forgot to write something. - CRZ)
- It doesn't look like the Hogan/Savage match for Charity will be taking
place. Hulk went on Bubba the Love Sponge and weaseled his way out of it
because he hates sick kids and wishes they'd die. Shame, Hulk.
- Justin Shapiro told me that on
some audio show Dave Meltzer said we might get a Chris Jericho vs. Rob Van
Dam title match at the Royal Rumble.
- There's a rumor floating around that the WWF will do some shows in Japan
in March. Meltzer commented on it and said there was no confirmation from
the WWF on the story. The shows are supposedly taking place in early March,
but with WrestleMania on the 17th it seems kinda strange that they'd
schedule a tour to Japan just 2 weeks before their biggest show of the
- Rikishi apparently "went into business for himself", as they say, at an
HWA show on Wednesday. After getting ticked off when Russ McCullough blew a
spot, Rikishi sat on him for a while and later plastered Russ with
chairshots outside the ring. Russ, you might recall from last week, is the
guy who pissed off the WWF locker room and was later given notice that his
development deal won't be renewed. Maybe there was no blown shot or stiff
punch and Russ just made another fat joke.
Credit to the Pro Wrestling Torch weekly newsletter.
MOVIE SPOILER OF THE
- WWF writer Brian Gewertz and X-Pac have talked out their differences.
There have been various stories about how the two don't get along, including
the Gewertz-written shot that Mick Foley took at X-Pac during his final Raw
promo. Brian was actually brought in to produce X-Pac's segments on Sunday
Night Heat a week or two back.
CLOSING OF THE
- I didn't see Vengeance live last Sunday and instead had my arm twisted
into watching a Christmas movie on the Family channel. It was called "Three
Days" and it was about this couple, the wife being played by the adorable
brunette girl from Sex and the City and the husband played by nobody I know.
About 20 minutes into this TV-G rated movie, the wife DIES... in a
hit-and-run... on Christmas Eve. Then an angel played by Tim F'N Meadows
gives the husband the last three days to live over again, because the
husband was being a dick and the wife died mad at him, but with the
condition that the wife will still die when the days are up.
WHAT kind of Christmas movie is this? Death? Hit and runs? That's awful.
Then when Christmas Eve rolls around again, the husband begs Tim Meadows to
let him stop the accident, Tim agrees when the guy says he'll give anything,
and the guy manages to push his wife out of the car's path... only to be run
down himself. Lovely.
This really has nothing to do with wrestling, except that I saw the weekly
cable ratings and this movie did one tenth better than the first hour of
Raw. My mind is boggled.
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