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>> OPENING WORDS FROM THE EDITORBy Colin Vassallo, [Editor@...]
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>> WORLD WRESTLING FEDERATION NEWShttp://www.wrestling-online.com/newsstation
> RAW IS WAR PREVIEW- DirecTV released the RAW Is WAR preview for this Monday. Hour one is
listed as "Mick Foley has something for the Rock" and hour two is listed
as "Undertaker and Kane go for the gold." A three-way match for the main
> INTERVIEW WITH THE ACOLYTES- Dallas Morning News writer Cody Monk conducted an interview with
Bradshaw and Farooq, collectively known as the Acolytes. The Acolytes
talked about the Undertaker, the upcoming XFL, the APA gimmick and more!
To read the full interview, check out
> SMACKDOWN RATINGS- Smackdown did a 5.5 with a 9.0 share in the overnight ratings. Final
rating came in a 4.6 with an 8.2 share off of hours of 4.1 and 5.1.
> VIDEO OF HOLLY GETTING INJURED- On WWF Smackdown, Hardcore Holly's arm was broken during a botched
moonsault from Kurt Angle. Incredibly, Holly gutted it out and finished
the match. Check out slow motion video of the incident here!
> ORLANDO NEXT FOR XFL?- In his latest Ross Report, JR reports that there will be a press
conference this Monday, July 3rd in Orlando FL., regarding the XFL. The
chairman of the WWF Vince McMahon and president of the XFL Basil DeVito
are expected to announce Orlando as the new city to get XFL-ed!
> AUSTIN, DEBRA, ROCK AT WWF OFFICES- The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Debra joined Jim Ross this past
Wednesday morning at the WWF offices in Stamford, CT., for a photo shoot
for the upcoming WWF cook book, due out in fall. The book will have a
lot of recipes by WWF superstars as well as the people behind the WWF
magic. Speaking of Steve Austin, JR reports that the Rattlesnake a
surprise appearance at WWF New York and signed tons of autographs for
the fans at the restaurant.
> WWFE STOCK- Stocks closed at 20 13/16, a 4.39% increase over the previous trade.
The day's range was 19 3/4 - 21 1/16.
> KING OF THE RING WEBSITE- NEW YORK (Reuters) - The World Wrestling Federation championship was
up for grabs during its ``King of the Ring'' tournament on June 25, and
Internet users at home body-slammed the tournament's Web site to keep
track of their favorite wrestlers.
WWF's ``King Of The Ring'' site (http://www.wwfkingofthering.com) jumped
64 percent in online traffic in the week ending June 25. The site had a
unique audience of 184,600, compared with 112,300 unique visitors in the
prior week, according to Internet audience measurement firm
Nielsen//NetRatings. More than 48 percent of the site's audience
consisted of teen-agers 12 to 17 years old, Nielsen/NetRatings said.
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>> WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING NEWShttp://www.wrestling-online.com/newsstation
> STEINER SUSPENDED AGAIN- Big Poppa Pump Scott Steiner has been suspended again by World
Championship Wrestling after threatening Terry Taylor backstage at
Thunder. Dave Scherer says that he won't be on Nitro or Thunder for this
coming week, and the length of the suspension is still unknown. Steiner
definitely has to control his temper or sooner or later he's going to
get fired for his actions.
> HALL'S RETURN MAY COME TO A HALT- Dave Meltzer of the Observer is reporting that there are problems with
the angle involving the return of Outsider Scott Hall. Turner executive
Brad Siegel is against the idea of bringing Hall back to action. Meltzer
says that Hall had a rough relationship with Seigel's niece, Emily
Sherman. Considering Hall's past problems, WCW better make sure that
this time is the right time. The guy probably came and left more times
then Hogan did!
> WANT MORE T&A?- New pictures have been released on Ms Hanock's official website! Check
out these sexy new photos of this long-legged beauty at mshancock.com .
You will need Macromedia's Flash to visit the site, so make sure you
have the plugin installed.
> NEW WCW VIDEOS- Two new WCW videos have been released in the UK. Those are Superbrawl
2000 and Best of Series Volume III, Slamboree & Starrcade. Both have a
retail price of £12.99. In the meantime, the only video slated for
release in July is Uncensored 2000, which will be available for purchase
and/or rent on July 10th, also for a price of £12.99.
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>> EXTREME CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING NEWShttp://www.wrestling-online.com/newsstation
> TNN CANCELS ECW SHOW- As expected, TNN has cancelled the ECW show that currently airs on
Friday nights. Come September 22nd, ECW will get off The Nashville
Network, and hopefully by that time, a new home would be secured for
ECW. Meanwhile, TNN spokesman David Schwarz told the Pro Wrestling Torch
that the reason is, and I quote "ECW has failed to meet some of the
criteria of the agreement, including ratings performance targets." To
this date, ECW on TNN is the highest rated show on the network, so that
was a cheap shot thrown in by the TNN spokesman. He concluded with "We
appreciate the efforts ECW and Paul Heyman have made to bring wrestling
fans to TNN."
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