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>> OPENING WORDS FROM THE EDITORBy Colin Vassallo, [Editor@...]
Another month has gone by, and I'm a little under two months away from a
30 day holiday on the other side of the world. Don't worry, the
newsletter will still be sent out thanks to my laptop.
That's all for now, back tomorrow with more news and a new article from
our own resident 'King'.
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>> WORLD WRESTLING FEDERATION NEWShttp://www.wrestling-online.com/newsstation
> LAWLER RELEASES STATEMENT- Jerry "The King" Lawler released his first public statement regarding
his recent departure from the World Wrestling Federation. Lawler
explains how Ross delivered the news, his meeting with Vince McMahon
shortly after and a very detailed explanation of what happened on
Tuesday. Since it's too big to post here, we uploaded it at our Info
Central page at http://www.wrestling-online.com/infocentral/ (courtesy
of the official Lawler website). Lawler also requested that the fans
e-mail the WWF creative team to tell them what we think about the whole
situation. Lawler listed four e-mail addresses in his statement that
might already have been blocked by WWF technical staff.
> LOCAL MEMPHIS NEWS PICK LAWLER STORY- Memphis' The Commercial Appeal newspaper picked up the story of Lawler
quitting the WWF due to his wife being released by the company. Lawler
said that not only he quit the WWF, but he quit the XFL as well. When
the reporter asked if he'd return to the WWF in the future, Lawler said
that he didn't envision that at the moment, but anything is possible.
Lawler has been with the federation since 1993. TV station ABC24 also
did a feature on Lawler during the news.
> VOLUME 5 GETS SOME GOOD PUBLICITY- Several media sources such as Variety, Sonicnet, Reuters and others
gave 'WWF Music Volume 5' some good free advertising in headlines
announcing the surprising debut at #2 on Billboard's Top 200. Although
Shaggy secured his #1 spot on the chart, WWF's new album knocked out the
Beatles' '1' album from the second spot. 'Volume 5' sold 177,000 copies
in its first week out of the 1.5 million distributed worldwide.
> ROCK ON BYTE THIS!- Tomorrow afternoon starting at 4PM EST, WWF Champion The Rock will be
the special guest on Byte This! To participate on the show call on
1-888-LIVE-WWF between 4PM and 5PM EST or else e-mail your questions to
bytethis@... . Windows Media Player is needed to watch the show.
> WWF STOCK- Stocks closed at 13.90, a 0.72% increase over the previous trade. The
day's range was 13.55 - 14.20.
> SMACKDOWN! PREVIEW- Here are the matches scheduled for tonight's Smackdown! broadcast on
UPN. Matt Hardy & Lita vs Crash & Molly Holly; Chris Benoit vs X-Pac;
William Regal vs The Rock; Undertaker, Kane & D-Von vs Rikishi, Haku &
Christian; Steve Austin vs Kurt Angle.
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>> WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING NEWShttp://www.wrestling-online.com/newsstation
> THUNDER RATING- Thunder received a 1.8 rating with a 2.6 share for yesterday's show.
That's up 0.3 from last week but down from the usual 2.0 and 2.1 they
did the previous weeks.
> TICKETS FOR MARCH 26TH NITRO- The March 26th Nitro will be a different one. The show will be live
from Panama City Beach at the Boardwalk Beach Resort. This is part of
WCW Spring Break-Out 2001. To pre-order your tickets for this show, call
on (850) 230-4665. If you're staying at the Boardwalk Beach Resort,
you'll get a discount on your tickets. Spring Break-Out is sponsored by
AOL and 1-800-COLLECT.
> NEW NAME FOR THE MAY PPV- Dave Scherer of 1wrestling.com reports that the new name for the
combined April/May WCW PPV will be called "The Big Bang" and is supposed
to take place in Las Vegas, NV. The April PPV this year was scratched
due to the impending WCW shut down which is still not decided if it will
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