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>> OPENING WORDS FROM THE EDITORBy Colin Vassallo, [Editor@...]
There's not much going on today, it's pretty dead on weekends. Halloween
Havoc is on tonight, although we won't offer live play by play, the chat
will be opened. Check the WCW news section for more.
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>> WORLD WRESTLING FEDERATION NEWShttp://www.wrestling-online.com/newsstation
> RAW PREVIEW- Here's the DirecTV RAW Is WAR preview for tomorrow night. Hour one is
listed as "Who attacked Stone Cold?" and hour two is listed as "Stone
Cold vs Rikishi". The only match announced for RAW is the cage match
between the two mentioned.
> JERICHO TO CO-HOST HEAT - FOZZY IN THE HOUSE!- Former WWF Intercontinental champion Chris Jericho will be at WWF New
York tonight to co-host WWF Heat with DJ Skribble, Rebecca Budig,
Michael Cole & Tazz! Also, Jericho's favorite band Fozzy will be live to
perform at the WWF entertainment complex. You can check out Fozzy at
http://www.fozzyrock.com and join the online army for a chance to meet
the group at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org . Heat is on
tonight at 7PM EST on MTV!
> WWF DEBUTS AT THE AIR CANADA CENTER- Yesterday evening the World Wrestling Federation made its debut in
Toronto's Air Canada Center. The WWF will now call the ACC their home in
Toronto after earlier this year stopped shows from the Sky Dome.
Yesterday it also marked the return of SCSA at house shows. Austin
teamed up with the Rock to face Benoit & Rikishi. The rest of the
Radicals - minus Eddie - stormed in the ring to help the heel team after
Austin pinned Benoit. Triple H saved the day by helping Austin and the
Rock. After the match, Rock, Austin and HHH drank some beer.
> UK FANS, WIN WWF PRIZES!- Yesterday, the UK newspaper Daily Mirror gave away some WWF Slam game
cards with the newspaper. The Sunday Mirror and the Daily Mirror will
print small pictures of WWF superstars which have to be cut out and kept
for a game that everyone will have the opportunity to win. Prizes
include a family trip with VIP tickets, flight and accommodation to see
a WWF event in the 2001; VIP tickets for Rebellion 2000 and a meeting
with WWF superstars; several Smackdown! 2 PSX games; the TLC video; WWF
action figures; collectibles postcard sets and posters. How to play?
Simple. Three WWF superstars will be printed on the Mirror for the next
14 days, each carrying a prize. When you see a superstar that matches
one on your game card, cut it out and attach it to the appropriate
square. Once you reach all eight superstars, you will see that there are
three identical prizes - and that will be your prize. Everyone WILL win.
Info on how to claim your prize will be in each edition of the
newspaper! Good luck!
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>> WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING NEWShttp://www.wrestling-online.com/newsstation
> HALLOWEEN HAVOC TONIGHT!- Live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV., WCW present Halloween
Havoc! Here's the current card:
Booker T defends his title against Scott Steiner; Goldberg takes on
Kronik in a handicap match; Jeff Jarrett battles Sting; General Rection
vs Lance Storm & Jim Duggan in a handicap match for the US/Canadian
title; The Franchise & Torrie Wilson team up to go against Konnan &
Tygress; Reno takes on A-Wall in a Hardcore title match; Buff Bagwell vs
David Flair in a DNA match; Mike Awesome vs Vampiro; Mike Sanders vs The
Cat in a 3 round kickboxing match for the sole commisionership of WCW!
Card is subject to change.
Wrestling-Online.com will not have live coverage of this event. However,
the chatroom will be open for business! If you want to join in for an
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>> BELLE OF THE BRAWLBy Lekisha Faith Oliver, [lekisha@...]
The merger to end all mergers is at hand. The WWF finally commented on
their possible merger with the WCW. With Linda McMahon commenting on
their bid on the race, this finally puts some truth to the rumors.
However, the WWF is not the only runners in the race. With Eric Bischoff
et. al, and Mandalay Entertainment in the bid war, the WWF has quite a
First there is Mandalay Entertainment. They are trying to extend their
company to sports entertainment. So they move from movies to television
to sports entertainment. Making transitions like that takes money and
connections. The possible buyout of WCW will make their industry more
for the entertainment of the people and not the purity of the sport.
(Editor's Note: Even if Mandalay stated that there have never been talks
of buying the company, Bischoff's team include them as financial
backups, probably under a differet name)
Next is the WWF. There are many people who would love to see that
combinations matches alone. However, think of the problems. No other
organization to have to make separate negotiations, no competition in
the market, and no take over of the entire amount of talent. How could
any independent compete? Even the ECW couldnt compete. So down to the
last shot, and the last shot would be, Eric Bischoff.
Eric Bischoff is one of the last shots that the WCW has. He has taken
the company in both good times and bad times. He has put the company on
the map and made it into a major a player. Eric is one person that could
remake or rebreak the company.
With these ideas and suggestions, Eric Bischoff is my choice for the
company, the WWF for the money and Mandalay for the people. So,
hopefully, the choice will be made soon. The public and the workers have
a right to know and know soon.
In this weeks column, I would like to extend my most heartfelt
condolences to the family of Yokozuna. May he rest in peace. Also, best
wishes and good luck in the future to Bret Hart, Scott Hall, and Juvi.
This weeks been crazy, but heres the Question of the week WHAT IS THE
BEST THING FOR THE WCW? Email your answers to
The best answer will win something. Dont know what it is yet, but
something. Until next week, stay safe and have a Happy Halloween. As for
Editor can be reached at Editor@...
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