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>> OPENING WORDS FROM THE EDITORBy Colin Vassallo, [Editor@...]
And so we begin March! If you're going to RAW tonight please drop us
some notes from the show.
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>> WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT NEWShttp://www.wrestling-online.com/news
> RAW PREVIEW- Only one match has been announced for tonight's RAW and that's between
Chris Benoit & Shawn Michaels vs Randy Orton & Batista. Also tonight is
the much anticipated return of The Rock, who will be coming in to help
Mick Foley against Evolution. It's all tonight, live on RAW from
> WWE HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES- W-O Newsletter reader Rob Warren sent in word that the Charleston Post
& Courier website posted the seven people who will be inducted into the
WWE Hall of Fame on the 13th of March. The article, written by Mike
Mooneyham lists Jesse Ventura, Bobby Heenan, Bob Backlund, Sgt.
Slaughter, Greg Valentine, Tito Santana and Billy Graham as the
inductees. All seven are also expected to make an appearance during the
WrestleMania XX at Madison Square Garden. The HOF ceremony will take
place at the New York Hilton Hotel.
> CHANGE OF RELEASE DATE FOR ROCK'S MOVIE- The Rock's upcoming movie 'Walking Tall' has moved a week in its
release schedule, now set to hit theaters nationwide on Friday April 2nd
instead of April 9th. The Rock stars as Chris Vaughn, a retired soldier
who returns to his hometown to start a new life, only to find out that
his former high school rival turned the town to crime, drugs and
violence. Supporting actors and actresses are Johnny Knoxville, Neil
McDonough, Kristen Wilson, Ashley Scott and Khleo Thomas.
> WWE ENDS SUCCESSFUL SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR- The Smackdown! crew are back in the US after completing a successful
tour in South Africa which took the performers to four difference cities
for four sold out shows. WWE.COM has a few news stories from the tour,
one which how WWE helped fight the hunger for the local people
(http://www.wwe.com/news/headlines/1253921), one on the South African
deputy president attending two shows
(http://www.wwe.com/news/headlines/1253508), a story about the APA in
the region (http://www.wwe.com/news/headlines/1252545), WWE stars
visiting a sick child before boarding on the plane back home
(http://www.wwe.com/news/headlines/1256309) and one on WWE champ. Eddie
> STOCKS- Stocks closed the day at 13.69. The day's range was 13.40 - 13.70.
>> SCHERER, WOODWARD, JOHNSON AND MCGRATH LEAVE 1WRESTLING TO START PWINSIDER.COMBy Dave Scherer, PWInsider.com
* The following is a paid advertisement *
At the end of January 2004, Buck Woodward, Jess McGrath, Mike Johnson
and myself left our former home at 1Wrestling.com and formed our own
new website: www.PWInsider.com.
Over the past month, I have been asked what happened to lead to our
leaving our former home. Here is the quick version of what transpired.
My contract with Bob Ryder and Joey Styles, the owners of my former
site, was coming to an end. After beginning talks to strike a new deal,
it became obvious very quickly that we were on different pages and that
I would be leaving the site. No matter how great the people are that
you work for, when you are employed by someone else, you have to abide
by their rules and when my five year contract came to an end, where I
wanted to take the site and where the owners wanted it to go were two
different places, so we amicably parted ways.
I had an inkling for the past year or so that it would come to that, so
I had www.PWInsider.com designed and ready to go in case it I left.
After notifying the staff that I was leaving, I was honored to find out
that Jess, Mike and Buck all wanted to join the new site. On January
27th, we opened for business and the response has been amazing. We have
been going strong ever since, working as much as is needed to deliver
all of the top quality content that you have come to expect from us.
PWInsider.com has all of the columns and features you have probably read
in the past, from my Daily Lariat news report, to Buck's PPV coverage
and reporting, to Mike's outstanding work covering the business
overseas, and of course Jess' amazing work on the independent scene. We
have also set a standard of reporting almost all of the breaking news in
the professional wrestling business around the clock at PWInsider.com,
in a completely impartial and independent manner.
For the fan that wants more from their wrestling sites, we have started
the PWInsider.com Elite Service at our new home. Elite members of this
website will get access to:
- Our exclusive weekly newsletter, which covers everything that went on
in the business over the past seven days.
- Our Elite only message board area.
- Weekly audio shows featuring the duos of Mike Johnson-Jess McGrath and
Dave Scherer-Buck Woodward.
- Audio hotlines from the four charter members of the staff of
- Lightning fast ad-free access to the site.
- RF Video Shoot interviews with some of the biggest stars in the
And more content currently in the planning stages.
You can even try all of our Elite content for three days, ABSOLUTELY
To get more information on how you can join the Elite, you can go
directly to our ad free sign up page at www.pwinsider.com/elitenav.asp.
Thanks for reading and I hope you will stop by www.PWInsider.com and
tell us what you think. We are always open!
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