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>> OPENING WORDS FROM THE EDITORBy Colin Vassallo, [Editor@...]
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> NEVER SAY NEVER.....- In the wrestling business, you learn to never say never and anything
can happen (well maybe with the exception of Bret Hart showing on RAW!).
Dave Scherer of 1wrestling.com broke the story earlier today that Jerry
'The King' Lawler is in WWF headquarters in Stamford, CT., meeting with
Jim Ross and WWF producer Kevin Dunn regarding a possible job back in
the company. Scherer's sources also added that if the meeting is a
positive one, Kevin Dunn will go ahead and speak to McMahon about the
whole deal. Dunn is a major player in the WWF production, and Lawler -
like all other TV guys - fall under a separate contract with WWF
Television which is headed by Dunn himself. Dunn is considered to be a
very close friend of Lawler, just like Jim Ross.
> SMACKDOWN! RATINGS- For the first time in quite some time, Smackdown's rating of a 4.2
with a 7.0 share managed to put UPN in the third place, behind CBS and
NBC. The 4.2 rating is a jump from the 3.9 of last week.
> JERICHO MAIN EVENTS HOUSE SHOW WITH AUSTIN- As the only house show of the weekend and the last stop in Canada
until the 16th when they return to Toronto, Chris Jericho gets to main
event the show with Steve Austin for the WWF heavyweight title on Sunday
in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The remaining of the card has Kane vs William
Regal; Chris Benoit vs Rhyno; Hardy Boyz vs Dudley Boyz vs Edge &
Christian vs X-Pac & Justin Credible; Big Show vs Test; Raven vs
Hardcore Holly; Molly Holly vs Ivory; Jerry Lynn vs Funaki. Some tickets
are still available for this event.
> WWF STOCKS- Stocks closed the week at 12.28, a 0.57% increase over the previous
trade. The day's range was 12.15 - 12.48.
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>> PRINCE PAUL PRESENTSBy Paul Van Someren, [pauly188@...]
Welcome back everyone, to that "oh so great columnist" on that "oh so
great newsletter. This week, Triple P will take a look at the current
storylines in the WWF, as well as a few odds and ends. I'd like to say
welcome back to Colin, who was lucky enough to be traveling the world,
doing pretty much whatever the hell he wanted. Gotta respect that! I'd
also like to thank all the readers who took the time to e-mail me
regarding my last column. It's always great to hear you're feedback, no
matter how nasty some of you are! Only joking people, get a grip. I seem
to be feisty again today so watch out, or you may feel my royal wrath
upon you. Wrath..what ever happened to his streak? At least he was a
part of Kronik, the APA of WCW. Remember when Clarke was Adam Bomb? I
think he hailed from Three-Mile Island or something. As someone who
lives 40 miles away from Three Mile Island I find that rather humorous,
ya know in a moronic way. I've driven by there oh, 2 dozen times...and
I've never seen that house, ya know the one on the island with the
reactors where Bomb grew up. Maybe I just wasn't looking hard enough.
Anywho, I digress.
News of the day. Brian Christopher Lawler; aka Grandmaster Sexay, was
released from the WWF because he was caught at the Canadian Border with
an illegal substance. Smokin the wacky weed, huh Brian? Didn't you
when Christian said, "Tobacco IS whacko"? Of course we don't know what
the exact substance was, I am simply speculating. It is said that Vince
had wanrned the crew not to bring contraband into foreign countries, or
theyd be fired. Am I the only one who thinks its funny that Vince had
to actually tell them this? This was reported by wwf.com, and was the
reason why Sexay did not appear on RAW. The last Lawler is gone from the
WWF, now what will Scotty Too Hotty do? Will any reference be made of
Sexay, when Hotty is slated to return in approximately 1 month? We'll
have to stay tuned and find out.
Also, we saw Lance Storm interfere on RAW this week live from Calgary.
Storm ran in through the crowd during the mixed tag match, and kicked
Perry Saturn right in the kisser (as Monsoon would say, RIP) to knock
him silly. The WCW Invasion has begun. Also members of the Hart family
were in attendance. I believe I saw Stu, Bruce and Diana in the arena.
Now that is something I thought I'd NEVER see again. Apparently Martha
disgusted and rightfully so, since it was her husband that died while
working in the company. But the others are free to do as they wish, and
it was great to see Stu back in a WWF arena once again. I read
the net, that people werent happy with how the WWF presented the Harts.
What was wrong with the way they were presented? Oh thats
right NOTHING WAS WRONG .it was just those same fans who were bitching
about there being
no elevation in the WWF. Well, Vince shut your mouths about that so
now these crybabies needed something else to whine about. Or maybe they
are upset by the fact that the Montreal Screwjob was recreated, while
the Harts sat right there watching. Ill touch more on this below, but I
dont feel its that big a deal. Now if they had someone in a Blue
Blazer outfit repelling from the ceiling .THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN IN BAD
TASTE. The recreation of the screwjob may have been in bad taste, but
only from a storyline standpoint. You all know I try not to complain
about things, but when youve gotta vent, then we just let her rip. The
screwjob ending has been beaten to death, but at least McMahon does it a
little better then Russo.
One other thing that was touched upon in the newsletter yesterday is
that HHH and Stephanie McMahon could be more than friends. Yes, The
Game and the Billion Dollar Princess could quite possibly be hooked
up. It makes sense to me, as they spend SO much time together as it is,
it seems natural that they could just fall for one another. They dont
look so bad anyway, not to mention on screen, they have been together
well over 1 year, and are quite believable in the roles they play. I
know it was all kayfabe at first, but now, if I saw HHH out holding some
other girls hand besides SMH, it just wouldnt look right. I say, way
to go you two lovebirds if the tale of the two is true. Im a poet and
didnt even know it. Okay, shoot me now.
How about the push of the Canadian Chriss? It seems to be going well
from all viewpoints. Jericho is now one of the shortest reigning
hardcore title holders of all time, so when he does win the WWF title,
he will be the only man to hold all of the WWFs mens titles. And this
is the guy that everyone says is under pushed? Chris Benoit was
featured in the main event, taking on Stone Cold Steve Austin for the
WWF title. This was a pretty good match that ended in a bizarre, but not
unpredictable fashion, as referenced above. I speak of the screwjob
ending, which looked very much like Montreal in 1997. They probably
could have done something else to end this match and given it some other
kind of schmozz finish. It looks like Benoit will be heading into a
feud with someone else, or possibly focusing on the King of the Ring
Tourney. It also looks like Jericho will be involved in a world title
quest with Stone Cold. Will Jericho win the gold at KOTR? I dont think
so. I think Austin will drop the belt, but maybe at the July PPV, he
will lose it to Jericho. I think KOTR will provide a much greater build
up, through a grueling, bloody match, which will probably have no
winner. But hey, thats just my take on it.
It looks like well also see a new storyline for the Undertaker. On RAW,
we witnessed a stalker or someone to that effect, spying on the
Takers wife, Sara. It is currently being reported that the lady who
portrayed Sara on RAW, is actually the Sarataker! Someone outside of her
home was filming her while it looked like she had just gotten out of the
shower. The person stalking her was using a voice box .hmmm Kane used to
have one of those. The person who was stalking her, also couldnt have
been in the arena on Monday Night. Hmm Kane wasnt there. But
seriously, no one knows who it is at this point, but bet your ass, Im
going to speculate. So Kane could be a suspect. What about Paul Bearer?
Could he be making a return? How about a WCW superstar looking for a
good way to get over? Could it really be, The Wall??
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Or could it be, Taker, who has a history of
abducting women, and could be set to return to his Lord of Darkness
gimmick. Please lord, no. So there is the current run down of this
potential storyline. Weve also seen some minor advancements in the
Guerrero and Hardyz storyline, as Eddie and Lita embraced this week.
Ooh down boy! And our Olympic Hero is having some fun picking on the
runt of the Dudleys, Spike. Weve also seen the start of the Dudleys
heel turn, as they put Molly (not to mention it looked like Bubba got a
handful of breast lucky bast I mean uh..sick bastard) and Spike through
I guess that about wraps it up for this wrestling fountain of knowledge
this week. The weeks leading up to KOTR look to be action packed, and
with The Game injured, it should surely help advance storylines from
all angles. These past couple weeks have been so long, since I am
waiting on the birth of my daughter. Time just seems to D R A G ,
O N A N D O N.
And that my friends, IS TRUE!
E-mail me with any questions, comments, or for me to shut you the hell
up at pauly188@.... Thank you all good night now GET OUT!
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