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| Thursday, August 28th, 1998 | W R E S T L I N G O N L I N E
| | N E W S L E T T E R # 1 6 8
| *Issue #168* |
| | Wrestling-Online.com's Official Newsletter
| Editor@... | Editor: Colin Vassallo
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TODAY'S TOP STORY: FULL COVERAGE OF SUMMERSLAM FREE ON
1 i - Opening Words From The Editor
ii - Today's Top Story
2- World Wrestling Federation
i - News & Rumors
3- World Championship Wrestling
i - News & Rumors
ii - Thunder Report
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1 OPENING WORDS FROM THE EDITOR
By Colin Vassallo
Big news day today...enjoy the issue...and read the Top Story part,
you'll like it.
TODAY'S TOP STORY
By Colin Vassallo
Twice every month, we bring you live and free play-by-play coverage of
every wrestling pay-per-view. This month, The Bagpipe Report and
Hardcore Wrestling Gazzette are joining us to bring you live coverage of
the hottest pay-per-veiw of the year, SummerSlam!
This month, it will be a bit different. Previous coverages could be seen
via a normal web browser that can handle frames. This time, we're moving
completely to IRC. Full instructions of how to connect can be found at
http://www.wrestling-online.com/live/ . You can also download a free
copy of mIRC from our servers. Just go to the above URL. This will be a
If anyone has a TV capture card, and is getting SummerSlam, please drop
me a line on ColinWWF@... , because we need someone to
capture pictures for us.
PLUS...for the first time...you can participate in our first ever
Pay-Per-View contest! That's right, this month's prize will be a
"Yourname 3:16" t-shirt, courtesy of the Wrestling-Online ShopZone. More
information will be given on the website the day of SummerSlam.
As you may know, the phenomenal hit Titanic is scheduled for video
release on September 1st for $29.95 SRP -- we will be taking pre-orders
starting June 11, 1998 at the unbelievably low price of $9.99! To
order, go to http://www.reel.com/cgi-bin/session/WRON/sale/sale.html
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NEWS & RUMORS
- The 2 minute overrun, RAW had last Monday got a huge 6.1 rating
- Saturday Night on The Home Shopping Network there will be some WWF
stuff for sale at 10:55 PM EST. There will be some exclusive stuff.
- D-Lo Brown was the special guest on Byte This, which was live today.
URL to download the recorded version will be available tomorrow.
- Sunday Night Heat Preview:
IN WHAT WILL BE THE HOTTEST NIGHT IN ITS HISTORY, SUNDAY NIGHT HEAT WILL
BE "LIVE" FROM the most famous arena in the world, MADISON SQUARE
GARDEN--THE SITE OF SUMMERSLAM! Anything can happen on this show because
it is "LIVE" 7 PM /6 Central ON THE USA NETWORK!
THE HEARTBREAK KID will be LIVE with SHANE MCMAHON and JIM ROSS at the
announcer's table! No doubt, Shawn Michaels will have the Garden
Last week on RAW IS WAR, "the chair man" of the WWF Shawn Michaels got
involved as The
Rock and other Nation members were humiliating Chyna in the ring. After
a barrage of verbal abuse by The Rock, it was ordered by the "peoples
champ" that "The World's Strongest Man" Mark Henry "know his damn role"
and give Chyna a big wet kiss. Just prior to what would have been a
disgraceful public display of affection, HBK hit the ring to save the
day. Because of Shawn's involvement, The Rock has promised to confront
HBK Face-to-Face on HEAT!
The Undertaker and Kane have apparently united forces for SUMMERSLAM:
HIGHWAY TO HELL, and Stone Cold Steve Austin is @#$%&!-Off about it! The
Rattlesnake assures us that he has a surprise for the two brothers in
the form of an equalizer...and he'll release it on HEAT!!
For the first time in the history of the FEDERATION, Ken Shamrock and
Owen Hart will square off in the Lion's Den! This structure, which has
been described as a 9-foot high pit, will be constructed in the Theatre
at Madison Square Garden. On Sunday Night Heat, we'll give you a sneak
peak at the Lion's Den!
Shortly before she's scheduled to square off against "Marvelous" Marc
Mero and Jacqueline in a mixed tag team match, Sable will show her
lovely face on HEAT! Will the blonde bombshell reveal her mystery
partner?! Watch and find out!
To show what he's going to do to X-Pac at SummerSlam, Double J has vowed
to give another
hair-cutting demonstration on HEAT!
In the past few weeks, Droz has been teaming with his friend Animal.
While Hawk continues to deal with personal problems, Animal and Droz
will be in tag team action on HEAT!
In addition, DOA will square off against the unique team of Vader and
Bradshaw! This physical match-up will be a perfect appetizer for the
main course, SUMMERSLAM: HIGHWAY TO HELL!
- The match at SummerSlam between New Age Outlaws and Kane and Mankind,
will be a no DQ, no countout bout.
- Sable will play a heel role on an upcoming Pacific Blue episode. This
is the 2nd time a WWF personality gets involved in the program.
- Scorpio's father past away approximately two weeks ago, which kept
Scorpio from weekend WWF House Shows. The WWF website is now reporting
that Ron Simmons (Faarooq) lost his brother this past weekend in
Detroit, Michigan. (Joe De Leon)
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NEWS & RUMORS
- WCW gets spots 4, 5, 6 and 8 in last week's top cable ratings.
Cliton's address on Monica Lewinsky, got the top spot.
1. ``Clinton Address on Lewinsky'' (Monday, 10 p.m.), CNN, 5.5, 5.41
2. ``Larry King Live'' (Monday, 9 p.m.), CNN, 4.0, 3.91 million homes.
3. ``Larry King Live'' (Monday, 10:06 p.m.), CNN, 3.9, 3.81 million
4. ``World Championship Wrestling'' (Monday, 8 p.m.), TNT, 3.7, 3.67
5. ``World Championship Wrestling'' (Monday, 9 p.m.), TNT, 3.7, 3.65
6. ``WCW Thunder'' (Wednesday, 9:09 p.m.), TBS, 3.6, 3.53 million homes.
7. ``Clinton Address on Terrorism'' (Thursday, 5:30 p.m.), CNN, 3.5,
3.45 million homes.
8. ``World Championship Wrestling'' (Monday, 10 p.m.), TNT, 3.5, 3.45
9. ``Larry King Live'' (Monday, 11 p.m.), CNN, 3.3, 3.27 million homes.
10. ``South Park'' (Wednesday, 10 p.m.), Comedy Central, 3.3, 3.26
- Saturday Night got a 2.7 rating (Micasa)
- Thunder matches for next week (I didn't print the results)
Meng vs. Raven
Kanyon vs. Saturn
Dean Malenko vs. Brian Adams
Riggs vs. Norman Smiley
Scott and Steve Armstrong vs. Disco Inferno and Alex Wright
Juventud Guerrera vs. ??
Giant and Stevie Ray vs. DDP and Konnan (WICN)
By Joe De Leon
Hosted by Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay, Bobby Heenan, and Lee Marshall |
Live from Peoria, Illinois
Wrath defeated Scott Putski with the Meltdown.
-Wrath dominated Scott Putski, and finished him off with the Meltdown,
which was the same finishing maneuver he used this past Monday on Nitro.
Stevie Ray Interview - (With Vincent and Tony Schiavone)
-The newest member of NWO-Hollywood said he joined the Black and White
because he has respect for Hollywood Hogan and Eric Bischoff. Ray
continued his rant on his brother, Booker T. He also put up a challenge
for Diamond Dallas Page.
Mike Enos defeated Bull Payne with a Fall-A-Way Slam.
-After the new-comer, Bull Payne missed a top-rope maneuver, Mike Enos
took full advantage. Enos finished off Payne with a great Fall-A-Way
Slam from the turnbuckles.
Ernest Miller defeated Disco Inferno with a Spinning Wheel Kick.
-Before the match, Disco Inferno and Ernest Miller had an argument over
whether fans in the arena were there to see karate or dancing. Miller
went right at Disco, and finished him off within seconds with a Spinning
Wheel Kick. Afterwards, Miller claimed he was a three-time karate
champion, and not a wrestler. He bragged about being the greatest karate
fighter of all-time.
Konnan defeated Silver King by making him submit to the Tequilla
-Konnan struggled throughout the match, but manage to get the victory
with his submissoin maneuver - the Tequilla Sunrise. Afterwards,
NWO-Hollywood members appeared, and taunted Konnan. They issued a
challenge to Konnan, and Konnan accepted to take on all of them - all at
once. When they all entered the ring, Konnan tricked them, and ran off
through the other side of the ring.
Diamond Dallas Page Interview - (With Tony Schiavone)
-Diamond Dallas Page first said Eric Bischoff couldn't fire anyone in
WCW, since Roddy Piper is the Commissioner. He also taunted Bischoff, by
having The Warrior in WCW. DDP finished things off by accepting Stevie
Ray's challenge - a match that would happen later in the show.
Kaz Hayashi defeated Evan Kourageous with a Senton Back Splash.
-During the match, Sonny Onoo came out to observe the match, obviously
interested in Kaz Hayashi. After Hayashi countered a frog splash Evan
Kourageous executed, he took the advantage, and finished off the match
with a Senton Back Splash.
As Saturn made his way, Lodi confronted him. Lodi claimed Saturn broke
his fingers, when it was actually Raven. Lodi issued a challenge to
Saturn. Saturn wanted no part of Lodi, because he knew Lodi didn't stand
a chance. Lodi made the following stipulations - If Saturn won, Lodi
would leave The Flock; if Lodi won, Saturn would have to be his slave
until Fall Brawl. With confidence, Saturn accepted. Of course, the match
was under Raven's Rules.
Lodi defeated Saturn via Pinfall [Saturn becomes Lodi's slave].
-During the match, The Flock interfered, but Saturn took them all out.
While the referee was distracted by Sick Boy, Raven entered, but Raven
was destroyed by Saturn. Kanyon, out of no-where, slammed Saturn with
the Flatliner. Lodi, helplessly, put his arm on top of Saturn, to score
the victory. Saturn would now have to become the slave of Lodi to the
Fall Brawl pay-per-view. The commentators speculated that Kanyon was
under the mind-control of Raven.
Scott Norton (w/Vincent) defeated Jim Niedhart with the Jack-Knife
-Scott Norton took his time with Jim Niedhart, and finished him off with
the Jack-Knife Powerbomb.
Chris Jericho defeated Alex Wright by making him submit to the Lion
Tamer, to retain the WCW Television Title
-A very slow-paced match between the two superstars. Chris Jericho
retained his Television Title, after countering a sunset flip by Alex
Wright, and strapping the Lion Tamer.
Curt Hennig (w/Rick Rude) defeated Van Hammer with the Hennig-Plex.
Diamond Dallas Page defeated Stevie Ray (w/Vincent) by
-Throughout the match, Vincent got some cheap-shots on Diamond Dallas
Page. After DDP took the advantage, the referee called the match after
Vincent interfered inside the ring. The Giant ran-in, creating a 3-on-1
attack on Page. Konnan, from The Wolfpac, bailed out DDP.
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