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>> OPENING WORDS FROM THE EDITORBy Colin Vassallo, [Editor@...]
Hey hey hey. W-O Newsletter reader Ellen Gush wrote an in-depth report
on the last Sydney WWE show from today and I included it as a column
below the WWE news.
For those who are subscribing someone else lately, please note we are
waaaaay back in adding new subscribers. Our new software which will
migrate the newsletter from Yahoo! to our own system will hopefully be
fully functional by mid this month. There are certain bugs which needs
to be fixed and an update is being released on the 8th of this month so
we'll see how it goes then. I'm still testing it out so when the
transition is complete everything will run smoothly!
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>> WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT NEWShttp://www.wrestling-online.com/news
> NASH FAINTS IN HOTEL IN AUSTRALIA- Dave Scherer reported yesterday that Kevin Nash was taken off the
Sydney show after he fainted in a hotel when signing autographs. Nash
was in the hotel where the RAW crew are stationed in Sydney and the
doctor told WWE officials that Nash better has the night off. Big Sexy
participated in the final show today doing a run-in....or a slow-in!
> CAUSE OF DEATH OF MISS ELIZABETH RELEASED- Final autopsy results on Miss Elizabeth revealed that a fatal mix of
pills and alcohol were the cause of death of the 42 year old Elizabeth
Huelette, who passed away in the early hours of April 30th. A story on
the Marietta Daily Journal reports that she had an alcohol level of
0.29 and a mix of painkillers, nausea medication and tranquilizers in
her system. The 0.29 level is more than three times as much the driver's
alcohol limit in the state of Georgia. Mark Bishop, operations manager
of the Cobb County Medical Examiners Office said her death has been
ruled accidental, due to an overdose. At the time of her death, Huelette
was in the same house with pro wrestler Lex Luger, and Luger was later
arrested and charged with 13 felony counts of possession of a controlled
substance and a misdemeanor count of distribution of dangerous drugs.
> SMACKDOWN! RATINGS- Smackdown! did a 3.4 rating with a 6.0 share, same number from last
week which should be considered a positive. (Ratings compiled by Nielsen
Media Research and put online by 1wrestling.com)
> WWE VIDEOS ON BILLBOARD- The following videos are on the Billboard's Top 10 Recreational Sports
list for the week ending August 9th. 'From The Vault - Shawn Michaels'
is in the third place, followed by 'Judgement Day 2003' in fourth.
'Wrestlemania XIX' is in seventh, 'Backlash 2003' in eighth and 'Rey
Mysterio - 619' in tenth place. All mentioned videos can be purchased
from WrestlingMegastore.com on VHS or DVD.
> TICKETS ON SALE- These tickets went on sale earlier today. Live event on Saturday
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on Saturday August 30th in Boston, MA., at the FleetCenter; Live event
on Sunday August 31st at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, MS.;
RAW live on Monday September 1st in Lafayette, LA., at the Cajundome;
Live event at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, TX., on
Monday September 1st; Smackdown! tapings in New Orleans, LA., at the New
Orleans Arena on Tuesday September 2nd. For more information call the
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>> RAW RUTHLESS AGRESSION TOUR, SYDNEYBy Ellen Gush
The show starts with Stacy coming to the ring and saying how much she
loves Australia and starts to introduce the fireworks show. Eric
Bischoff's music hits and he struts down to the ring and proceeds to
tell Stacy that he is sick of her trying to run the show, it's his show
and it was about time that he fired her. With that, Goldust comes out
and he and Eric trade blows and Goldust throws him into the corner and
sets him up for a shot to the groin. Goldust proceeds with the shot and
the fireworks go off. Goldust then offers Stacy a shot and that too is
met with fireworks. Eric falls to the ground and staggers backstage and
the full fireworks show begins.
Rodney Mack comes to the ring to take on Goldust. Goldust wins the
match and is cheered backstage. Rodney Mack is then sung backstage to
"Na Na Na Na, Na Na Na Na, Hey hey hey, Goodbye. There was no sign of
Val Venis is next to the ring, followed by Test, who gets a big "You are
a Wanker" chant. They exchange blows and Test appears to roll over on
his ankle. The match is stopped and Test is slumped in the corner. The
sees to him, as do a few trainers called from backstage. There is a long
pause in proceedings. Val is concerned, and as Test is helped from the
ring, Val holds the ropes for Test. This is met with a big boot. They
continue to trade blows, with Test taking the win. This is met with more
Next match was an intergender tag match with Spike Dudley and Trish V
Victoria and Stevie Richards. Stevie got a few "Poofter chants" when he
put his silly little hat on. The match ended with a double pin, with
laying atop of Victoria and both Spike and Trish sitting on them for the
3 count. As Victoria and Stevie made their way backstage, he was
greeted with another poofter and Victoria tried to console him.
Scott Steiner with Stacy V Christian was next up. Christian was met with
a big wanker chant and tried to address his peeps. Steiner then grabbed
the mic and proceeded to tell Christian that the only "Peep" there was a
fat f**k in the 5th row. Steiner won the match and Christian was sent
back to the locker room with the usual wanker chant. (There were lots
of Wanker chants)
Next up we had Randy Orton and Rick Flair V HBK and RVD in a Tag match.
Both HBK and RVD got a great response from the crowd. The match flowed
in normal fashion, but took a turn when HBK tried to stop Flair by
grabbing his pants, pulling his pants half way down. Flair got loose and
went to the top rope with his pants still down, giving the crowd and
eyefull. He was caught from his leap and rolled up for a pin, still
with his pants half down. HBK and RVD eventually won the match after
Kevin Nash came to the ring and interferred.
Hurricane took on Kane in a singles match. Kane won the match after a
Y2J with Christian V Booker T for the Intercontinental Title was next.
Y2J and Christian made their way to the ring first and were met with the
BIGGEST wanker chant on the night. Y2J proceeded to tell the crowd that
he didn't know what a wanker was and that he thought it was a good thing
and that he was happy that both he and Christian were Wankers. They also
proceeded to insult the crowd by calling them convicts and so on.
Booker T came out to a big response and got on the mic and told Y2J and
Christian his definition of a wanker, much to their disgust and the
crowds delight. Christian interferred several times and at one point got
the IC Title, Y2J lined Booker T up for the clash, but Booker T
countered and Y2J ended up copping the title to the head and cleaning up
Christian in the process. Booker T ended the match with the Book End and
retained his title.
The final match of the night was a Non Title Tables match with La
Resistance V the Dudleys. The Dudleys really played up to the crowd in
this match by producing a duffle bag from underneath the ring. They
pulled things out of the bag one by one, each item was Australian. D'von
low blowed one member of La Resistance with a boomarang, while Buh Buh
juggled some oranges and passed a football around. The table was
eventually brought into the ring and after a few near misses for La
Resistance, the Dudleys gained the advantage and 3D'd one member into
the table for the win. The Dudleys stayed in the ring and celebrated
for a while and even picked a boy from the crowd, got him in the ring
and gave him a piece of the shattered table.
So there you have it. This show set a new Box Office record for the
Sydney Superdome and had a crowd of 17,112. In my opinion I thought the
show was missing some really big star power without Stone Cold or HHH.
All in all it was a great show and all of us Aussies hope that this is
going to happen more often!!!
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