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>> OPENING WORDS FROM THE EDITORBy Colin Vassallo, [Editor@...]
And so we're in Colin's fifth straight day of 24/7 headache. Here's a
tip, avoid hitting your head to anything that is hard-@ss steel. Your
head will not appreciate it.
Not much news today, back later.
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> ANGLE GOES FOR THIRD NECK SURGERY- Kurt Angle will be undergoing yet another neck surgery next month, the
third one in just a little over a year. Angle is currently in Canada
where today he taped an edition of 'Off The Record' with Michael
Landsberg. Angle's neck has been bothering him for months and was taken
off any in-ring action after WrestleMania and put into a General Manager
role. Angle hopes to return to the ring for SummerSlam. Angle said that
he's experiencing trouble in a different vertebrae that was operated on
back last year and currently has no feeling in his pinky finger. Dr Jho
will once again do the honors. Angle also issued another challenge to
Bret Hart, telling the former champion that for him to be considered one
of the best ever is to face the Hit Man one on one. "I don't want to put
any pressure on you Bret, but if you've got one more in you, I'd be
honored if it was with me," Angle said. Kurt is joined by Dawn Marie in
Canada and you can read their interviews on TSN at
> WWE VIDEOS ON BILLBOARD- The following videos are on Billboard's Top 10 Recreational Sports
chart for the week ending May 8th. 'The Monday Night War' keeps the
first place, John Cena's 'Word Life' is in fifth, Undertaker's 'He
Buries Them Alive' in sixth and Mick Foley's 'Greatest Hits And Misses'
in eighth. All mentioned videos can be purchased from
WrestlingMegastore.net on DVD.
> SMACKDOWN! PREVIEW- These are the matches lined up for tonight's Smackdown! on UPN. Chavo
Guerrero vs Nunzio; Rico & Haas vs Basham Brothers; Rene Dupree vs
Torrie Wilson; Booker T vs Billy Gunn; Bubba Ray Dudley vs Eddie
Guerrero. The Undertaker will also appear on the show.
> STOCKS- Stocks closed the day at 14.01, a 3.31% decrease over yesterday's
closing. The day's range was 13.81 - 14.40.
>> RAW TAWKBy Ginger, [GLRSS@...]
Holy CRAP! Before I get going in earnest with my column this week, I
have to offer my most sincere thanks to all the kindhearted Readers who
wrote with their thoughts about last week's RAW Tawk. To think. . .I
almost didn't submit it! After I wrote it and got all that stuff out of
my system, I almost decided just send in the part of the column that was
actually *about* RAW. . .and keep the rest of it to myself. You know,
sometimes you don't actually have to share your feelings to get
something off your chest. . .just writing it down can be quite
cathartic. Trust me. . .I should know. Writing in my Diary is probably
the only thing that kept me sane throughout my teenaged years and young
adulthood. It also got me through the end of my first marriage and
that, in itself, is a miracle!
Anyway, like I said, since I don't care for conflict, bickering and
things of that nature, I almost didn't send the column in its entirety.
But now, I'm glad I did. You guys came out in force to assure me that
while I may not be the Triple H of the Wrestling-Online Newsletter, I'm
at least kind of like The Hurricane. . .comic relief with a cult
(Auntie Ginger masks will be available at the concession stand during
intermission. Warning: They may frighten young children!)
As I write this, I *still* haven't put the finishing touches on the
edition of "Dear Auntie Ginger" that resulted from your outpouring of
support. I'm hoping to have it posted in plenty of time so it's ready
for any interested parties to access once this issue of RAW Tawk
hits your inbox. "Dear Auntie Ginger" itself is sure to provide a full
evening. . .or at least a half hour. . .of reading material but, in
case you choose not to check it out - or even if you do - there are just
a couple of things I want to assure you of:
1) Even though I've been upset over the recent W-O "happenings," I
honestly haven't let it get me down. Life sucks from time to time
but, all things considered, I'm pretty happy. I have a lot more going
on than writing this column and I'm old enough and have been
around the block enough to know that stuff like that isn't *really*
important. It's just a bump in the road.
2) Unless something REALLY unexpected happens, I won't be bringing this
W-O "war" subject up again. I said my peace in my last RAW Tawk, I've
answered all the feedback that I've received as a result and now - I'M
DONE! Every conversation, argument, whatever, has to have an ending.
Personally, I don't care if I get the last word in this instance or
not. I plan to steer clear of any columns that might provoke that
defensive side of me again. Rest assured, I'm *not* asking you to do
the same. This is a great newsletter and I encourage everyone reading
this to continue to support any and all of the columnists you enjoy,
here at W-O and beyond. I just personally do not want to be sucked into
wasting any more of my VERY valuable time on junk like that. I'd *way*
rather be watching that WrestleMania XX DVD that was delivered to my
office on Monday! :)
Anyway, again, thank you. I appreciate all the positive mail I
received. I was amazed that I did not receive one single piece of "hate
mail." Maybe the "Haters" finally gave up, huh? Anyway, I thank them,
too - for NOT writing! :) Big thanks to the people who don't even LIKE
my column who wrote to express their agreement with what I said. And
thanks to all of the people who didn't write me, too. I appreciate the
fact that you spend a little bit of your lives reading what I have to
So - enough about all that. . . It's time for RAW Tawk!
I mentioned last week that a RAW house show was headed my way. Tickets
went on sale last Saturday morning and I was SO ready. Or, at least I
*thought* I was. Let me ask you. . . Has this ever happened to YOU???
You think you're SOOOOOOOOOOOO smart because you've discovered you can
buy your tickets on-line with a debit card. . . You don't have to stand
in line for concert, comedy or wrestling tickets anymore. . . You can
just get up a *little* earlier than usual on "Sale Day" and buy your
tickets on-line. You don't have to get dressed, comb your hair or even
brush your teeth. Hell, if you want to, you can even go back to bed
when your transaction is complete.
So, Friday night I made sure I had a link to the TicketsWest page where
the WWE show was going on sale on Saturday morning. I got up a half hour
before on sale time, made sure I had the webpage up and ready to
refresh, my debit card at my side. . .and I did a little mail readin'
and web surfin' in the interim. Five minutes to sale time, I headed back
to the appropriate TicketsWest page and. . .IT WAS FROZEN SOLID!
So, I rebooted my computer, thinking it was MY problem. It's almost five
after the hour by the time I'm ready to access the page again. . .and
it's not available. So, for one hour and fifteen minutes, I was logging
on, refresh, refresh, refreshing the page, logging off and trying to get
through on the phone (bomp, bomp bomp) <-----that's a busy signal. . .
Logging on, logging off, bomp, bomp, bomp. . .
Seventy-five minutes after the tickets went on sale, I was finally. .
.FINALLY, able to get through to the website and purchase my
Since it took so long for me to access the site, of course, I didn't get
those front row seats I craved.
I only got. . .
FOURTH ROW, BAY-BEE!!!!! :D
Not only are these the second best wrestling seats we've ever had (we
had third row SmackDown tickets in Seattle a couple of years ago), but
we're gonna be on the side of the ring where the wrestlers make their
entrances! This is gonna be the BEST TIME EVER!!! And, THIS time, I'm
taking disposable cameras.
Oh. . .wouldn't it be dreamy if Edge and Jericho were partners in a tag
match? Imagine this. . .they're making their ring entrance and a weird
looking old woman (that would be ME) dives over the safety rail, does a
double clothesline on them, falls on top of them and begins kissing them
unmercifully in front of the entire SunDome crowd! Hey, Joey made the
front page of the newspaper the last time WWE was in town. Mama's gotta
get her moment in the sun too, don'tcha know?
((Margaret Thatcher naked on a cold day. . . Margaret Thatcher naked on
a cold day. . . Margaret Thatcher naked on a cold day. . .))
There. My heart rate is just about normal again. Guess I should write
something about last Monday's RAW before my time's up, huh?
Disclaimer: These are my thoughts about RAW. They are not intended to
inform, educate or in any way make you feel any smarter. However, if
you laugh a time or two, I've done my job. And, if food or drink shoots
through your nasal passages at any time during your stay here, THAT's a
Victoria's new kid kissing gimmick is pretty cute, but I kind of liked
her better when she was crazy. . .
Yes, her bangs are too short. . .but I'm glad to see Lita back in her
baggy ring pants. Why mess with a good look when it works for
you? Not to mention the fact that I was kind of getting tired of
looking at her butt cheeks. . .
Oh my GOD! Kane is a hideous MONSTER!!! Did you *see* what he did. .
.to Matt Hardy's HAIR??!!??
I love Coach, but he's a frickin' idiot. He was ordering Chinese food
from a Japanese wrestler!
Geez! Who was that guy refereeing the Rhyno/Rob Conway match? I've
never seen anyone get that kind of air when they're
executing a three-count. Even Joey cracked up when I pointed out how
high off the mat the guy was getting. To my great
embarrassment, my eleven-year-old said, "Dude, you're not supposed to
HUMP the mat!"
Does anyone know what Edge's tee shirt said? When he was backstage
being interviewed, I completely missed what he said, because I
was trying to read his damned SHIRT! Then, stupid HBK came out and
interrupted him, and he turned even further away from the
camera. I *hate* when that happens!
Oh, look! It's the Problem Solver, the Hair Puller and the Slut!
Geez, J.R.! Sure, Trish is a slut, maybe even a Jezebel. But a
HARLOT? Whoa. That's harsh. . .
When Grand Master Sexay took the top turnbuckle to the nads, Jerry
Lawler saw his bloodline pass before his eyes. . .
I *love* seeing Triple H playing a more comedic role on TV. He's SUCH a
funny guy, it's great to see him taking himself a little less
Though Lita protested - and later furiously wiped at her lips - it
appears that Kane is a rather tender kisser. I predict that we'll be
seeing a bit of a "Beauty and the Beast" storyline playing out starring
Kane and Lita in the VERY near future! But, if they get married,
what will their last name be?
Edge in the main event is nice but, give me a bit of a break! I'm an
old lady. I'm too tired to drool by 11:00 p.m.!
According to J.R., Ric Flair had his Figure Four "notarized." THAT must
have hurt. . .
Thank you, Jim Ross, for clarifying that the fans were shouting "Let's
Go, Benoit" in support of one half of the tag team champions.
I'm sure Topeka, Kansas is a lovely town, but it's residents have some
serious rhythmic chanting issues. . .
Though still unconfirmed, I've heard my (imaginary) backstage sources
whispering that the reason Triple H consented to endure a
green face for the entire evening is that he's doing some early
promotion for his new movie, due out this Holiday Season. He'll be
starring with Jim Carrey in "The Grinch II: Son of a Grinch!"
ACK! I can see the angry mob now, ready to paint a green "L" on my
forehead (for LIAR!) and run me out of town on a rail. I'd
better get out of here. . . Hope to see you next week! Until then, be
sure to visit TheRingPost.com and check out the latest edition of
"Dear Auntie Ginger" right here:
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