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>> OPENING WORDS FROM THE EDITORBy Colin Vassallo, [Editor@...]
And so another week starts.
To address some e-mails all regarding one item - we do not have the
Scorpion King trailer yet. We hope to have the teaser in the next few
months, but you won't see a full trailer at least till next year. The
filming didn't even finish yet! When we have the teaser, we'll put it on
theactionzone.net for download, don't worry.
A happy birthday shout out goes to Wrestling-Online Newsletter reader
Paul Galgano who turns 26 today! Surprised? :)
Over and out.
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>> WORLD WRESTLING FEDERATION NEWShttp://www.wrestling-online.com/news
> RAW IS WAR PREVIEW- Here are the matches announced for tonight's RAW Is WAR show. Molly
Holly vs Crash Holly; Scotty 2 Hotty vs Tajiri; X-Pac vs Christian;
Albert vs Undertaker; Test vs Rhyno with the winner facing Mike Awesome
for the Hardcore title at WWF/WCW Invasion. No main event has been
announced yet - if there will be one. Also WCW matches are scheduled to
take place as well. Tazz will be hosting the RAW party from WWF New
> NO HALL OF FAME FOR 'KANE'- How funny is that your wrestling character was rumored for inclusion
in the 'Dentist Athletes Hall Of Fame'? Well, it is pretty funny, isn't
it? Over 100 athletes were found eligible to be inducted in the Dentist
Athletes Hall Of Fame....the requirements? Well, dental degree and a
record of excellence in an amateur or professional competitive sport.
Martin Brusse, the son of the founder of this organization wanted to
clear some rumors. One of the most persistent rumors, says Brusse, is
the inclusion of Glenn Jacobs, better known to the fans as Kane. Well,
before wearing a mask and having the abilities of shooting fire from the
ring posts, Mr Jacobs was the fake Diesel, and before that, he was Isaac
Yankem, DDS., a fake dentist! Brusse said that Jacobs is obviously not
eligible for the Hall Of Fame. Who would've thought that we'd be hearing
about that horrible gimmick in the year 2001?!
> AN INTERVIEW WITH DAVID SAHADI- Alex Marvez of the Wrestling Observer conducted an interview with
David Sahadi, the man responsible for the PPV opening videos, RAW and
Smackdown recaps and all the Federation's commercials, including the
famous 'Attitude' ones. It's a very interesting interview were Sahadi
discusses working for McMahon, the work involved in putting up the stuff
and doing one of the hardest things - make Vince McMahon cry by showing
him a promo! Check it out at
> WWF STOCKS- Stocks closed at 14.01, a 1.52% increase over the previous trade. The
day's range was 13.72 - 14.22.
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>> WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING NEWShttp://www.wrestling-online.com/news
> LAWLER BACKS OUT OF DEAL- Dave Meltzer of the Observer reported today that Jerry 'The King'
Lawler backed out of his deal the WWF presented to him this past week.
According to Meltzer, the plan for Lawler to return was written a week
in advanced and now everything must be scrapped. It's not known yet what
triggered Lawler to back out. Arn Anderson is expected to take Lawler's
place in the announcing position tonight on RAW. Of course, it shouldn't
be a surprise if you see Lawler on RAW while the WWF guys try to work
the Internet smarts!
> FIRST TWO MATCHES AT HOUSE SHOW- Chavo Guerrero, Jr., Shane Helms, Booker T and Buff Bagwell were the
first four WCW stars to wrestle on a WWF house show yesterday in
Spokane, WA. The crowd was reportedly dead during the Cruiserweight
match but Bagwell and Booker got some loud pops. As reported in an
earlier newsletter, WCW will embark on a tour with the WWF till October.
The same four stars are expected to have a re match on tonight's RAW Is
WAR show from Tacoma, WA.
>> AROUND THE RINGBy Eric Knudsen, [eric.knudsen@...]
Welcome ladies and gentlemen, kids and all. Welcome to another edition
of Around The Ring and as always I am your loyal host, Eric. "If I could
be serious for a minute..." I have something to say. Thank you to those
of you who wrote in with your Brain Buster answers and comments. It was
really good to hear from you again. The 1000th issue was quite the
ordeal with 6...count 'em...6 parts. It was really good to see the
Wrestling-Online.com staff go all out to help make it a great 1000th
issue. And of course none of this would
have been possible without the man, the myth, the legend himself, Colin
Vassallo. Take a bow Colin. (Ok is that enough butt kissing?....Just
kidding.) Thank you Colin for allowing me to get my opinion out there.
Now onto todays topic.
Being stuck here at my parents place for the summer while I am visiting
doctors, friends and family, I have really missed out on a few weeks
worth of wrestling. My parents hate wrestling (I have no idea why) so
that means I have to miss it as they only have one tv. Well as King Of
The Ring approached and I was hearing more and more about the WCW
invasion and feeling left out of the experience, I had to stand up and
lay the smackdown on my parents candy asses. Well not really, but I had
a talk with them. They finally agreed it was
only fair that I get to watch wrestling and even said I could get the
King Of The Ring PPV. I couldn't believe it. They had given in. Anyway,
so the KOTR finally gets here and I am excited. Don't know what to
expect. I watched Saturday Morning Live Wire to kind of get caught up on
the events in the WWF so I really knew what was going on. So I sit down
on the couch...all nice and comfy...have a soda...fritos and chips and
PPV comes on. I am excited. I sat there for the near three hours the PPV
was on....and after it was over...I got up and was absolutely upset.
That had to have been one of the single worse PPV events I have ever
seen. I can count on one hand the things that made me say "OH MY GOD!"
like Joey Styles of ECW.
1...Angle trying to throw Shane through the glass and seeing Shane
landing on his head more than once.
2...The Angle Slam off the board on the top rope.
3...Booker T showing up and destroying Austin. The thing I was
disappointed most with was the main event. That had the chance to be one
of the best main events ever.
I mean...Jericho, Benoit, and Austin. It should have been great. But
what are the things I will remember
about that match? Them laying on the mat or outside the ring leaving no
action going on. The crowd chanting "Boring!!!" during the match. And
Booker T coming out looking like he just taken some speed and
manhandling Austin. Booker T was a little too excited I think to be
So then Monday rolls around. I am thinking to myself...is this really
worth it? I mean they are coming off one of the worst PPVs ever...how
can they make it up on Raw? And honestly, when I last saw Raw, it seemed
to drag by...which to me means it wasn't a good show. So 9 o'clock
finally comes and there I am...again with soda, fritos and chips and
dip....and a tv guide crossword just incase I get bored with
Raw....which has happened in the past. For the next two hours, I was
absolutely amazed. Impressed. Flabbergasted! The show was great.
It wasn't incredible or excellent, but I will say that I would rather
have paid the $30 to watch Raw than the PPV itself. Mike Awesome coming
around the corner and beating Rhyno for the Hardcore title made my
night. I was upset at first, it seemed like crap the way Test went down
in that match. But then when Rhyno stood up and the hallway was behind
him, I had a feeling someone was coming out. Little did anyone
know...Mike Awesome showed up!
Doc told me later that the ref for that match gave it away when he kept
looking up the hallway. Didn't see that and didn't need to. The quality
of the matches were better too. Test and Rhyno took a major bump when
Test came off the scaffolding onto Rhyno through the tables. Rhyno
really nailed his head on the cement floor on the impact. And then to
see Shane and Booker T at WWF New York was really cool. And the whole
skit with Austin, Vince, Debra and Angle was hilarious. All in all, I
found myself wanting to see more of the show which hasn't happened in a
good while. Then the end of the show with Shane showing up at Raw and
Booker T laying out Vince with a Scissors kick. Again...Booker T seemed
a bit too excited to be there and the whole scissors kick
looked pretty good. I thought he came down a bit hard on Vince, but no
reports of any injury. If I had to complain about one thing wrong, I
guess it would be Shanes theme music "Here Comes The Money". In and of
itself, its an ok theme. But when you come out to that theme, and then
proceed to say, like Shane did at WWF New York, "I can't compete with
your checkbook dad...". Well if you can't compete with his checkbook,
you have no business coming out to that song. And besides that, it
reminds me too much of the Million Dollar Man theme
song. Another thing I didn't like... Jeff Hardy dropping the Lightweight
title to X-Punk. Sorry I can't stand X-Pac. But then again, why would
they hold the same match two nights back to back? Guess X-Pac had to get
a title sooner or later. Honestly though, why do they keep this guy
around? He has about the appeal of D'Lo Brown.
I have been reading other columns people have written that if they could
have booked Raw. Well what would I have changed if I had booked Raw?
Well firstly, I would have made more of the Stalker angle. More than
what they did on Monday night. They could have had Page doing more. They
could have had Undertaker searching Page out. The Hardcore match for the
title could have lasted longer between Test and Rhyno. That match was
over too quick. And as far as Billy Gunn is concerned, I know I have
said I thought he could be someone. Well he could be...but this heel
turn isn't helping him. At this point in his game, it would be a good
thing to show Gunn the back door, take him into the alley and put him
down. Because seriously, this new thing with him...as Edge and
Christian might say..."it reeks of heinouscity".
I must say, so far this whole buyout of WCW and the invasion of WWF is
really quite cool. It is great to see wrestlers you thought you'd never
see in WWF...in a WWF ring. With Lance Storm, Hugh Morris, Ms. Hancock,
DDP, Mike Awesome and Booker T known for WCW so far, who is next? It is
an exciting time waiting to find out who will be next to invade the WWF
on behalf of WCW. Now if they don't pull a WWF...as we all know WWF is
notorious for having a what could be a great ending to an angle....and
then blows it. If they can keep this
angle fresh it should make for a great PPV at Invasion.
Well that's about it for now. So I will move onto...
***Last Weeks Brain Buster***
Q: What jobber did Triple H job to on an episode of Smackdown?
A: The Brooklyn Brawler Steve Lombardi
***This Weeks Brain Buster***
Q: Bruno Sanmartino was a great WWF Champ. He won the title in 1963 from
Nature Boy Buddy Rogers. He went on
to hold the title for 8 years. Who beat Bruno for the title in 1971 to
end Brunos streak?
Thank you for joining me for this edition. Come back next week for
another edition of Around The Ring. I am
Eric, that's my opinion and I am standing by it!!
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