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>> OPENING WORDS FROM THE EDITORBy Colin Vassallo, [Editor@...]
This is the last newsletter till Sunday. I will be leaving Las Vegas
tomorrow morning for a connecting flight in Los Angeles then a painful
12 hour flight to London, a horrible 8 hour waiting time at Heathrow
airport and then another 3 hour flight to Malta. I will arrive home at
Sunday morning 1AM CET. I have no clue what the hell I am gonna do in
those eight hours waiting. Hopefully I will find a power outlet and I
can hook up my laptop at least watch a DVD or something. So the next
newsletter comes your way on Sunday.
Went to that Celine Dion concert yesterday here in Las Vegas. WOW.
That's all I can say about it. The lady next to me kept crying the whole
freakin show. It was worth the whole $169 it cost for the ticket. The
Coliseum building is just an awesome sight to see.
Alright that's all. I'll be back to Malta when I write again, and won't
be back in USA until next year's WrestleMania! Damn, that's a long way
Buy a framed WWE stock and get $10 off using the code 'mar2003'
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>> WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT NEWShttp://www.wrestling-online.com/news
> AUSTIN TO TAKE TIME OFF- Stone Cold Steve Austin is expected to get some time off due to his
neck injuries. The angle on Monday when Bischoff fired Austin was a way
to justify his absence from future shows. It is believed that Austin's
neck is not in good shape at all and it's most possibly a career-ending
> GOLDBERG INTERVIEW- Bill Goldberg did an interview with WWE.COM prior to his appearance on
RAW on Monday night. In the interview, the former WCW champ talks about
his arrival in WWE, the incident with Triple H, the relationship with
The Rock and much more. Check it out at
> SMACKDOWN! PREVIEW- The following matches were taped for tonight's Smackdown! Jamie Noble
vs Brian Kendrick; Team Angle vs Tajiri & Funaki; #1 contender
tournament for the WWE title: Undertaker vs Rey Mysterio; John Cena vs
Eddie Guerrero; A-Train vs Chris Benoit; Rhyno vs Big Show.
> STOCKS- Stocks closed the day at 8.00, a 4.71% increase over the previous
closing. The day's range was 7.61 - 8.05.
> WWE ON BILLBOARD- The following videos are on Billboard's Top 10 Recreational Sports
chart for the week ending April 12th. 'Royal Rumble 2003' takes the
first spot followed by 'Raw Tenth Anniversary' in the third and 'Divas
Undressed' in the sixth. 'Survivor Series 2002' is in seventh place,
'SummerSlam 2002' in ninth and new video 'King Of The Ring: Long Live
The King' in tenth place. All mentioned videos except the last one can
be purchased from WrestlingMegastore.com on VHS or DVD.
> PIPER ON TV- Rowdy Roddy Piper will be on ABC's 'The Wayne Brady Show' on Friday
April 4th to discuss his WrestleMania XIX appearance and being back in
as part of the World Wrestling Entertainment family.
>> THE ABNORMAL STRETCHBy Rick Rockwell, [rickrockwell@...]
For all you newsletter readers who are bald, this column is for you.
When you think of bald wrestlers, there are 4 that should come to mind.
So from 4 to 1, here are the most popular bald wrestlers of all time
(according to Double R).
4) Nikita Koloff - This Russian Nightmare caused much pain and damage
throughout the 80's in the NWA. With legendary feuds against Dusty
Rhodes, Magnum TA, and the 4 Horsemen, Nikita was firmly planted as one
of the top names in the business during his time. Unlike most wrestlers,
Nikita left the business while still in demand and near the top. For the
last decade or so, many fans have been asking Nikita to come back.
Currently Nikita is heavily involved in the Christian lifestyle. He
participates in Christian wrestling shows throughout the country with
such wrestlers as Ted Dibiasi, Sting, and the Road Warriors.
3) Goldberg - Sparklers, Muscles, Intensity, and a limited arsenal got
this man to the top of WCW faster than any wrestler ever. At one time,
his record was an incredible 5,000 wins and 0 losses (exaggeration).
Goldberg became a huge draw and a fan favorite, which led him straight
to a title win over Hulk Hogan. Currently, Goldberg made his long
awaited debut in the WWE. So it appears that an immediate feud with the
Rock will propel Goldberg to the top of the wrestling industry again.
2) Stone Cold - At the 1996 King of the Ring, Steve Austin debuted his
new personality. His famous John 3:16 interview will go down as one of
the best interviews in modern WWF(E). Austin's badass character led him
to become the most popular wrestler in the world. Austin's defying
authority, flipping people off, don't trust anybody attitude, beer
drinking, stomping mud holes, and many other qualities led the WWE to
it's most popular era since Hulkamania. In fact, Austin was now
mentioned in the same breath as Hulk Hogan as being the most popular
wrestler ever in the WWF(E). Currently Austin is still running crazy in
the WWE. But for how long? Due to many physical injuries, Austin's
health is becoming a concern. In fact, the WWE has fired Austin in the
story lines, to give him some time to nurse his wounds. Now I am sure
most of you readers thought Austin was the most popular bald wrestler of
all time, and maybe the rest of you went with Goldberg. But I have
ripped apart the entire history of pro-wrestling and I have found the
most popular bald wrestler of all time. DRUM ROLL PLEASEâ¦
1) Double R - Yes that's right. After several years in this business, I
have become the most popular bald wrestler of all time. I have eclipsed
Austin, Goldberg, and Nikita's careers combined. But my skills are not
just limited to in ring work. I am also the top ref; my commentating
skills make Jim Ross look like Mr. Rogers, and my mind for this business
makes Vince McMahon look like a mental midget. Now before you readers
start rioting and emailing Colin to unsubscribe, I just wanted to let
you all know, I AM JOKING. You know, a little post April Fools humor.
With all kidding aside, On March 29th I got to meet one of my favorite
wrestlers when I was growing up, Nikita Koloff. He still looked in great
shape and displayed that intensity that scared me when I was a kid. But
my experience with Nikita didn't end there. The main event match of the
evening was Tonga Kid vs. Greg "The Hammer" Valentine. In TK's corner
was Nikita Koloff and in Greg's corner was "The Million Dollar Man" Ted
Dibiasi. The special ref for this legends match was yours truly. That's
right, I was given the honor of refereeing this match.
During the match, I forgot where I was for a second. I stood in the
middle of the ring and looked at these 4 men and had flashbacks to when
I was a kid watching these guys on television. After the brief stroll
down memory lane, I was awoken to the screams of Nikita Koloff. He was
yelling that Greg is cheating and watch out for Ted. So I went over to
Nikita and promptly told him to keep his mouth shut or I will shut it
(just kidding). Actually I looked at him and was like oh crap, The
Russian Nightmare is going to kick my butt. The finish of the match saw
Tonga Kid giving Valentine a stink face. I almost covered my eyes so I
wouldn't have to see Valentine's head disappear into a giant Samoan
butt. I happened to look over at Ted during the stink face, and he was
laughing himself into tears. After the match, Greg, Ted, and Nikita all
came up to me shook my hand and said good job out there, which made me
Quote of the night: Greg Valentine on the Tonga Kidd's stink face. "His
butt was like a plunger, it just sucked my whole face in."
I am sad to tell you that I was unable to get to RAW early enough to
meet everyone. I could not find a babysitter for my daughter. But I am
waiting by the phone, as I type this column, for a call from my Trish
Stratus. I have my friend Rosie from 3minute Warning, assisting me in my
quest to hook up with Trish. (Did you think I was joking?)
One final note, whether you support the war or not, Support the Men and
Women of the Armed Services. To all you readers out there, that have
friends and/or family in the War, my prayers go out to you. Please send
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