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>> OPENING WORDS FROM THE EDITORBy Colin Vassallo, [Editor@...]
Alright, we goofed in the schedule for the week in Sunday's newsletter.
RAW was live in Milwaukee, WI., and SD! brand in La Crosse, WI., and not
in Chicago, IL., and Dallas, TX. My bad.
If you're going to Smackdown! tapings tonight, drop us some notes with
off camera happenings please.
Back tomorrow with more news and a column from Jon Beck.
Post your comments/feedback on the news at our new Reader's Forum at
He is the immortal Hulk Hogan, perhaps the biggest superstar to be
associated with the wrestling business. Now for the first time ever
on DVD, the history of the Hulkster and Hulkamania re-lived inside a
2-disc special edition titled 'Hulk Still Rules'. It's 360 minutes
of Hogan action and you can order the DVD or else the VHS tape from
>> WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT NEWShttp://www.wrestling-online.com/news
> WWE VIDEOS ON BILLBOARD- The following videos are on Billboard's Top 10 Recreational Sports
chart. Triple H's 'The Game' is at number three, followed by
'WrestleMania X8' in fourth place. nWo's 'Back In Black' video sits in
number six, 'Backlash' in number seven, 'Funniest Moments' in number
eight and Steve Austin's 'What?' wraps up the list in number ten. All
videos can be purchased from WrestlingMegastore.com on both DVD & VHS.
> MCMAHON, BISCHOFF APPEAR IN DALLAS, TX. SHOW- RAW and Smackdown! on-screen general managers Eric Bischoff and
Stephanie McMahon appeared during the Dallas, TX., live event this past
Sunday. McMahon appeared during the start of the show and promised to
have Bischoff ejected if he shows up. Kane was wrestling on this
Smackdown! brand live event and after his match Bischoff came down. A
few slaps later, Eric ordered the Big Red Machine to chokeslam Stephanie
but Bischoff ended up getting the ride instead.
> RAW IN ANAHEIM SELLING WELL, UNFORGIVEN FALLS FLAT- The Anaheim crowd seems to love WWE as the live RAW for September 23 -
the day after Unforgiven - is already sold out of the best tickets. The
only tickets remaining are those which have limited viewing, and are
blocked by either the set or the lightning equipment hanging from the
rafters. The Unforgiven PPV, which will be at the Staples Center is not
selling well and only few tickets have been sold. This will be the first
time that the Staples Center in Los Angeles will host a WWE
> MOST POPULAR RANKINGS- Web portals giants Lycos and Yahoo both offer their most popular
keyword searches. For the past 158 weeks, the WWF/WWE keyword has been
in the Lycos Top 50, although lately it's slipping to the bottom
numbers. This week, the WWE keyword is placed number 29, down around 15
places where it is usually at. On Yahoo! the keyword WWE is at number 7,
up from last week's 11. It's the 84th week that the keyword has been on
Yahoo's 'Buzz Index'.
> STOCKS- Stocks closed the day at 9.60, a 1.03% decrease over the previous day.
The day's range was 9.50 - 9.68.
>> THE ABNORMAL STRETCHBy Rick Rockwell, [rickrockwell@...]
Bored or Board? Ladies and gentlemen introducing to you, live from
Sacramento California, your Abnormal Host - DOUBLE R. (Cue the crowd
Thank You, Thank You! I love you all.. It's great to see all those
smiling faces out there, even the ones that are missing most of their
My favorite BOARD-game is Risk. I love trying to conquer the world. You
roll the dice to see if you can kill your enemy's soldiers. After
capturing a country, you get a card. After you get 3 cards that match or
are one of each, you can trade the cards in for more soldiers. I love
this game. Unlike Raw last night, this GAME is entertaining.
Last night on RAW was a great example of a BORED-game. Who here, besides
Double R, was not only disappointed but also disgusted with giving HHH
the belt? Basically I am bored with The Game. His feud with HBK was only
good because it was great to see HBK back, even though I was never a fan
of his. I like underdogs. But giving HHH the title was a dud. Not a
bubba, not a D-von, and not a Spike; but a fat, non-creative dud. Well
Double R if you think it was such a dud, what would you have done?
I'll tell you what I would have done. Put on your imagination hats and
aaaaawwwwaaayyy we go.
Lillian introduces Eric Bischoff. The general manager comes down and
does his speech about how RAW needs a champ since Lesnar is exclusive to
Smackdown. After the speech, Eric Bischoff, one by one, calls out
to come down to the ring. Booker T, Golddust, Lance Storm, Christian,
Test, Bradshaw, Chris Nowinski, Tommy Dreamer, William Regal, Bubba Ray,
The Big Show, Jeff Hardy, Spike Dudley, Ric Flair, Chris Jericho, Kane,
RVD, HHH. Well that took about 3 minutes, and then Jamal and Rosie jump
into the ring from the crowd.
Bischoff then declares that all these men in the ring will compete in a
Battle Royal, with the winner becoming the RAW heavyweight champion.
HHH locks up with Kane. Kane is trying to eliminate HHH but he is
holding onto the ropes. Hardy, Dreamer, Spike Dudley, Bubba Ray, and
Kane eliminate HHH. So he is the first one ousted. Meanwhile Flair is
locked up with Jericho, Un-Americans locked up with G-Dust, Booker T and
Bradshaw, Regal and Nowinski are teaming up on RVD, Jamal and Rosie are
fighting with the Big Show. Big Show is thrown over by Jamal and Rosie
within the first 3 minutes.
Test eliminates Bradshaw and helps Christian eliminate Goldust. RVD
fights back and eliminates Nowinski, Jamal and Rosie eliminate Dreamer
and Spike. That leaves Kane, RVD, Hardy, Booker T, Flair, Bubba,
Jericho, Un Americans, Regal, Jamal and Rosie.
Bubba locks up with Regal, Flair and Jericho, Booker T and Kane lock up
with Un Americans, and RVD and Hardy lock up with Jamal and Rosie. Jamal
and Rosie beat down RVD and Hardy and then they go eliminate Bubba.
Regal assists the Un Americans and eliminated Booker T. Kane sits up and
wreaks havoc. First he throws Christian out, then Regal, then Lance
Storm, and finally he eliminates Test. Rosie and Jamal eliminate Kane.
is eliminated by RVD, Hardy is eliminated by Jamal. Jamal is eliminated
by RVD and Flair is eliminated by Jericho after Jericho hits him with a
So it's down to RVD and Jericho for the title. After an exchange of
offensive moves, RVD hits the frog splash for the win. HHH comes out and
destroys RVD from behind. Jericho and HHH start teaming up on RVD when
comes out and clears the ring. BOOOM, Kane lights up the ring.
1) For the next couple weeks, HHH attacks all the guys who eliminated
him from he battle royal. First week he destroys Spike Dudley. Next Week
he destroys Tommy Dreamer. A feud between HHH and Bubba results in a
between him and Bubba at the next PPV. October would see weeks of build
up between HHH and Jeff Hardy with a ladder's match for the PPV.
November we have Kane vs. HHH at Survivor Series.
2) The obvious feud with Jericho and RVD leading up to September's PPV.
Flair stops HHH from interfering, causing Jericho to attack Flair, which
gives RVD the opportunity to get the upper hand.
3) Booker, Gold, Bradshaw, Kane vs. Un-Americans, with their new member
Regal, at September's PPV.
4) Jamal and Rosie vs. Big Show at Septembers PPV.
October story lines
1) HHH vs. Hardy
2) Booker and Goldust become Tag Champs - Face Regal and Christian at
3) Jamal and Rosie attacking Kane - handicap match at PPV
4) RVD vs. Un-Americans - RVD loses intercontinental title to Test -
RVD vs. Lance Storm for the Championship at October's PPV.
5) Flair and Jericho continue their feud.
November story lines
1) HHH vs. Kane - sledgehammer match at Survivor's Series.
2) RVD vs. Jericho vs. Flair - Triangle match at Survivor Series for
3) Jamal and Rosie vs. Booker and Gold - Tag Title match at Survivor
4) Bubba vs. Test - Intercontinental match at Survivor Series
You see folks it's not that hard to come up with logical and interesting
storylines at the same time creating new feuds and giving pushes to
different guys. I just get sick and tired of seeing the same faces at
the top. HHH, Undertaker, Rock, and Austin have been at the top for the
last 3 years. It's time to see others at the top. Here is my pick for 5
other guys to be at the top: Kurt Angle, Benoit, Edge, RVD, and Brock
Double R wants you to sound off on how you think RAW should have debuted
the championship belt. Or sound off on your favorite Board Game!
Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. I sure did. I celebrated all
the women in labor.
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