Tuesday October 6th, 1998 3:00 pm
The status of Shawn
nothing new to report here, since I have received so
about HBK, here's the little I do know. Shawn has a
VERY bad back,
which is the main injury that's keeping him out of
ring. He also
has bad knees but that's almost beside the point. He
is planning to
return to the ring (probably) at The Royal Rumble in
that is the date being tossed around it could be
could be sooner.
His back injury
was worsened at The 1998 Royal Rumble. During
against The Undertaker, UT backflipped HBK over the
Shawn smashed his back against the casket. I believe
this may have
last match besides Wrestlemania.
unknown if Shawn will be affiliated with DX upon his
return. It all
depends upon what point their storyline is at that
point. I figure
he won't be, but that's just a guess.
Like most of
you I am anxiously awaiting HBK's return. He's
been one of my
favorites and he may (arguably) be one of the more
workers in the world. There is one thing to keep in
mind, though. Let's
hope Shawn only returns if he is really ready to
don't want to see Shawn return unless he is
physically ready to
Hopefully, Shawn's fans really want the best for
Michaels), whatever path that may lead to.
of you misunderstood the intent of Mark George's
night his mailbox was filled with over 40 responses,
negative. Below is his reply:
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the LWO; Latino World Order, the newest fed in WCW.
What a cheap
ripoff of the nWo. Eddie Guerrerois cool and
Garza? Come on! Damian? Even worse! But Eazy E
Eddie 's new angle. For awhile there I thought Eddie
Japan. Now that he is
back, good for him.
Scott Hall; He is in a very good angle as of late.
in real life now floods the wrestling world. This
will, as stated
before, set up a Bar Room Brawl against Kevin Nash.
Hall is going to back to Wolfpack because nWo did
nothing to help
him but the Wolfpack will.
Bret Hart; I am confused by him. First he turns on
WCW, then he
turns on nWo, then he turns on Sting, now he is
to be back in
the Black and White? That’s what Schiavone said. He
Sting did a
great job in their brawl. And at Halloween Havoc, we
see them battle
for the US Heavyweight Championship.
...........about Mike Tenay; He needs to take some
...........about Saturn; He is a great wrestler. I
hope they push
him to maybe a
TV title or the
US title even. He has
great skills in the ring.
Maybe a little
polishing on the mic skills would help but he
need to do much talking. The Death Valley Driver is
an awesome move. The
entire crowd loves it. And another finishing move
just as cool is
...........about Wrath; An up and coming superstar.
After being out
for awhile he
is back with a vengeance. His new finishing
is a crowd pleaser. Using his raw power to hoist
up and slam
them like a brick. He needs to get in an angle soon.
against Giant or Nash.
..........Juventud Guerrera; I hate him. He never
should have beaten
..........Kidman; He is very talented in the ring.
Cruiserweight Belt. He worked a great match with
..........Monday Nitro; Overall great show. One of
the best I have
seen. I loved
seeing Hart and Sting brawl. And Scott Hall laying
Just only if Goldberg wasn't the champ.
next weeks column; Look for more of Swami Speaks and
maybe a little
WWF Raw Report,
October 5th, 1998
By Steve Appy
D-Lo Brown (w/Mark
Henry) pinned X-Pac (w/Chyna) to win his second WWF
Championship after Mark Henry's interference.
D-Lo's a good
solid worker and X-Pac is one of the best in the
the dreaded Bronco Buster on D-Lo; I hate that move.
X-Pac into the outside ringpost, which enabled Brown
take the huge
advantage. D-Lo took the pinfall after a frog splash
off the top
rope. its really cool to see how enthusiastic D-Lo
the championship. A look of pure joy covered his
contrast to most title changes. Chyna stepped into
and looked at
Henry with a look of murder in her eyes.
was shown in his hospital bed berating a hospital
Oddities were shown playing a touch football game.
angle is awful, with some of the more untalented
the promotion linked together.
challenged The Insane Clown Posse to an impromptu
Oddities tried to accept the challenge but The
insisted that they wanted the ICP. The ICP accepted
Headbangers beat the hell out of the ICP. Eventually
Oddities made the save and carried the injured ICP
to the back. I'm
not a huge fan
of any of the groups involved.
So far, the
main storyline of the show has been highlights of
destruction from last week's Raw. McMahon is being
has a visitor
and McMahon loudly proclaims that he will only
his immediate family. In walks Mankind, bearing
candy. When Foley tells McMahon he brought a guest
heart rate began beeping through the roof, he was so
brought Stone Cold. Nice touch. When Foley insisted
FEMALE entertainment, the beeping relaxed. Foley
in a clown who
performed tricks for Vince. Mankind then unveiled
McMahon's injured leg a kiss. McMahon blew up and
of them out. Mick Foley really is awesome.
aired featuring Sable on Sunday nights Pacific Blue
appears to portray a tough prison bully/lesbian (?).
departure from her WWF character.
Ross & Lawler on commentary. As usual, she got a
walking to the ring.
Marc Mero (w/
WWF Women's Champion Jaqueline) pinned Vader
challenged Jaqueline to a title shot for the Women's
Jaqueline as a roadblock to avoid Vader's offense.
one of Vader's
last WWF bouts? I hope so. He needs to get away
more damage is done to his career. After
Mero hit a low blow on Vader. Mero then hit the
Press to score the victory.
challenged Sable to a brawl and she entered the
claimed Sable was really upset because she was never
to satisfy him,
she responded with a slap. Jaqueline responded by
ass from behind.
In a new twist,
Jaqueline then cut some of Sable's hair (though not
imagine this will lead to a hair VRS. hair match.
announces his "retirement"
Hart match never began. Owen came to the ring in his
He apologized for "hurting"
Severn, and walked
from the ring
with tears in his eyes. He left the arena telling
"that its over". I don't know how long Owen will be
except he will apparently be a fan favorite when he
Kane took over
the early offense; its interesting to see a match
doesn't play the monster. The Undertaker came to
watched the action.
Shamrock performed a
great Hurricarana on Kane. Undertaker stood on
the apron and
Shamrock threw a punch at UT. UT ducked and grabbed
the top rope
for leverage, which caused Kane to straddle himself
the top rope;
it looked unintentional on the Undertaker's part.
pinned Kane after a slam off the top rope. A big
(Marlena) was shown with a content look on her face
and Val Venis
then stuck his head up, telling her he found her
Kitty Cat was playing with it". I
hate the idea
of kid's watching this; many though, won't
everything being inferred. At the end, Lawler was
hero". Is Venus a babyface or heel right now? I'm
(w/Terri Runnells) defeated Gangrel (w/Christian) by
Venis to ringside wearing a very short skirt with a
slit near the
Venis claimed to have the "Real Magic Johnson".
While touting the young talent in the
ring Jim Ross
made the comment "No 45 year old dueling microphones
here". Come on
JR, Gangrel isn't really a poster child to brag
either. The match ended when Edge came to ringside
and confronted his
brother" Christian (Edge's old tag team partner
Cage) and Gangrel and Christian pounded Edge outside
Venis and Terri
celebrated after the match; Venis did his Rick Rude
Terri made her body available to him. They were
Goldust's old movie usher, who handed Venis a gold
Goldust music then played and Goldust challenged Val
to join him
next week on Raw for his world premiere. Both Terri
fearful looks on their faces.
defeated Jeff Jarrett by disqualification
was at ringside. Decent match; both Snow and Jarrett
are solid, if
unspectacular workers. Snow was on the
top rope and
Slaughter shook the ropes, causing Snow to crotch
promptly disqualified Jarrett for Slaughter's
Road Dog Jesse
James (w/Chyna) pinned Mark Henry (w/D-Lo Brown)
James brought a
female mannequin to ringside and dubbed it
"Mrs. Bad Ass". Road Dog is howling anger towards
court order from last week was revealed. Mark Henry
suing Chyna for
sexual harassment. A pretty serious issue to make
Lawler was making fun
of Owen Hart, asking if Owen thought he was
"Canadian Hero". While Bret Hart may take himself
still has far more integrity than almost the entire
(including Lawler). The match ended when X-Pac
the ring and
kicked Henry in the balls, leading to James scoring
win. Let's see
where the sexual harassment suit goes.
once again shown in his hospital bed bitching at the
Austin snuck into the
room dressed in Surgeon's scrubs. He
Vince and then began hammering his injured leg. In a
Austin hit Vince
across the head with a METAL BEDPAN!. He
Vince with electrical revivers.
an enema to
Vince. Funny, funny stuff, and as usual
Austin was great.
legit freaked out. Bravo!
pinned Rocky Maivia
D-Lo and Mark
Henry joined The Rock at ringside but they retreated
room when Kane walked to ringside. Jim Ross is
The Rock a huge
commentary. Good back and forth match up. Clean,
with no outside
most of the way. Finally, the referee gets knocked
Rock tosses UT into the ropes and Kane nails UT with
Rocky then hits The
Rock Bottom as a chair is being slid into the
course, there is no ref to count the fall. Kane
secure in the knowledge that he feels he caused his
lose. As the Rock tries to revive the ref, The
sneaks up from
The Rock onto a steel
1-2-3, and The
Undertaker has won!
Notes: A weak
show. The Austin/McMahon segment was great; there
else that was all that terrific. In a change Nitro
actually put on
a better show. The angles didn't do anything to
convince me to
buy Judgment Day.
Submitted by reader:
missed most of Nitro including the Psychosis/Kidman
match. Did he
become the #1 contender for the Cruiserweight belt
scrubs for the last month?? As far as saying Vinnie
lightweights: does Eric Bischoff respect the
I do have
an angle to
help out a select few but it was already ruined,
could be fixed and no one would probably notice.
Eddie and his LWO
recruited Psychosis instead of Garza and Damien
one of them is
a great worker and they don't get any reaction from
crowd). A team
of Eddie with his mic work (a little less whining)
great ring work and spots would be just the
improve both of their careers. Then the returning La
could join as well
to add some
comedy, with possible additions of Chavo & Juvi to
a solid unit of
wrestlers and entertainment.
On a side note, the
fluke the tag belts from the NWO setting up a feud
between Alex &
Disco vs. Eddie & Psychosis for the belts. Psychosis
should also go
on a singles win streak beating the other Luchas and
good guy types
using some tables and Guillotine Legdrops on chairs
heat, leading up to him gaining the Cruiser belt.
whole angle is
merely a plan to push my favorite wrestler.
Copyright- Steve Appy of The Wrestling Booking Sheet ©1998, 1999, 2000
Submitted by reader:
I'm glad to see
ya back!! Alright...On the first Hell in a Cell
at Bad Blood
the HBK vs. UT fight was not only one of the best
commentary was wonderful! I haven't seen 3 people
of each other
since at least the 80's and who would have thought
people I say
that about would be JR, King, and Vinny Mac.
Submitted by reader:
I see some
favoritism toward nWo black and white; more
Buff Bagwell and Scott Hall.
Scott Hall was
arrested on October 2 and was released on bail the
day. He is a
known drug addict and now he is an alcoholic. He
his wife and
kids due to his addiction. I agree with the
that he was a
great talent and now he is letting his addictions
Scott Hall? Not in the least, he is letting his
the best of him. He needs to get help
emotionally. He is not as great as he used to be.
and Buff Bagwell, they are a bunch of whiners.
to get out of a match with Rick Steiner. I think
has the brains
and Scott only has the brawn. I applaud Rick for
putting up for
as long as he has.
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