Sunday October 11th, 1998 10:22 pm
Sunday Night Heat
Report for October 10th, 1998
By Steve Appy
WWF Women's Champion
Jaqueline (w/Marc Mero) pinned Starla Sexton
Championship has been revived as a vehicle for the
feud. Jackie &
Mero wore matching boxing robes along with Jackie
Sable's hair with her own. Jackie won after a DDT.
match, Sable came to the ring and threw Jackie out
on her ass. While Sable's great in the ring taking
her inexperience into account,
she's still too
inexperienced to be placed in the ring so often.
(w/Wally Yamaguchi) defeated Brian Christopher,
Jeff & Matt
Taylor was pinned.
Some good high
spot wrestlers on the American side, and some world
on the Japanese side. Too Much played the heels the
refusing to coexist with the Hardy Bros. Scott
after some double team maneuvers. Too Much attacked
the match and made The Hardy's look like complete
poor man's Rock & Roll Express. Too Much has
potential, give them the
upset over The
New Age Outlaws.
theme of the show was highlights of Stone Cold
havoc, with the
theme: What will Stone Cold do tonight? Who will he
Even a year ago
a victory over Vader would have elevated a wrestler
level. Now it just brings Vader down. I would love
to see Paul
control of Vader's career; he can be a superstar
again. At least
Vader was allowed to dominate most of the offense
and was given a little respect. Edge looked better
up in the rafters.
Vader after hitting Vader w/ The Downward Spiral.
defeated Ken Shamrock via disqualification
if Snow's ring entrance will explode in the WWF,
needs the fan's participation to make his act work.
Shamrock put Snow
in the ankle
lock almost immediately and Snow reached the ropes.
refused to release the hold and was quickly
Scorpio tried to make the save but Shamrock quickly
Finally, Mankind made the save. At least Snow didn't
to job so
quickly after his return. This match did nothing for
and only made
Shamrock look like an ineffectual madman.
interviewed Road Dog Jesse James. When Cole asked
Billy Gunn he
expressed anger and ignored Cole. This is really a
unit where the
sum is much more valuable than the parts; don't
split up The New Age Outlaws!
defeated Road Dog Jesse James via disqualification
a guitar shot.
A matchup of
former tag team partners. The WWF has been careful
not to job Jarrett too often since Summerslam. Shane
announced that Billy Gunn would address all the DX
issues on Raw this
week. Both men
were acknowledged as
second generation wrestlers by Cornette. Road Dog
was disqualified after
with his own guitar.
Steve Austin pinned WWF European Champion D-Lo Brown
in a Non-Title match.
A short match
and D-Lo was given very little offense. After the
Austin also stunned
Henry. I have no problem with Austin going
over but I do
hate to see another championship diminished. No real
a chance for Stone Cold to kick ass.
for what it was; D-Lo Brown is the WWF's top
right now, with
both the World and Intercontinental titles vacant.
Submitted by reader:
I found your
commentary to be very interesting, and obviously you
a lot of both
soul searching and deep thought before you wrote. I
would like to
share with you my perspective on the entire issue.
the areas where
we differ I hope you do not take it as a personal
attack on you,
what you wrote, or your personal beliefs on the
want to say up front that I do not mean to do so and
you don't take
it that way.
Like you I find
the Scott Hall alcoholism situation sickening. I may
take it a
little more personally because someone very close to
an alcoholic. I
only say was because she's dead now (but not because
of alcohol, it
was something else). During the time she drank it
my heart apart
seeing what it was doing to her.
I keep trying
to tell myself that this is all part of a bigger
that WCW is
pushing where we see Scott Hall hitting rock bottom
because of his
alcoholism and then becomes sober for life making
face. I keep
telling myself that is what is going to happen but
like Bischoff's style.
A lot of people
talk about how this isn't a moral issue, that it is
simply as you
say a "bad lifestyle choice." That can be a bad
choice only if the person just sits alone in their
more often it
isn't that way. The incident you stated is a perfect
groped a woman when he had been drinking. That
something that could get him into trouble with the
either with a
civil suit or perhaps an arrest. Now it doesn't
if he had been
legally intoxicated or not, from all that I have
about Mr. Hall
that doesn't sound like the course of action
he would have
taken had he been sober. Drinking is simply the
domino in a
series. Now they make light of the whole issue. When
car and had an accident, anybody who ever lost a
loved one due to a
the skit amusing. On this you and I definitely seem
portrayal of himself constantly in a drunken stupor
another disturbing point. You talk about how fans
bond with Mr. Hall. That is true to a point but as
the fans do live vicariously through the actions of
the sports figures they idolize.
Halls letter I'm just not sure what to make of that.
Perhaps its an
indication of an even deeper problem between them
this was the
only way she could respond. On this though I have no
When Scott Hall
comes on now I change the channel. I can't watch
anymore. Eventually going into chat rooms people
about what he
did. Sometimes that's good because they don't think
he did was
funny, or other times its bad because even though
chat room they
try to imitate what he did. A long time ago there
Foster Brooks who made a living doing comedy as if
then he got a lot of laughs out of it from the
him anywhere in a long time, personally I don't
that is a
I'm sorry if my
letter has come across as nothing more than
I have written
WCW and let them know about how I feel about this.
don't expect a response one way or another. After
commentary though I had to write. Thank you very
letter and thank you for what you've written.
letter from Dana Hall.
obviously chosen not to respond to me, but I am sure
I feel they are still not going to do what's right.
night's Thunder, and hearing what they said [towards
conclusion], "Nothing's wrong with Scott Hall", only
what they are
going to try to do, and that is attempt to make the
think he's OK.
WCW may stop exploiting Scott's alcoholism in this
but how will that work when nothing truly has been
to help him?
Is no one going
to see him in a bar anymore, or drinking, or in
trouble - just
like that? Can WCW wave its magic wand, and suddenly
he's fixed? It
only proves again that they don't care - they are
in a different way now. The fact of the matter is,
Scott is still
sick - nothing has been done to change that.
WCW thinks that
they can shut me and the fans up by stopping the
fans should demand that this not be enough. They
an apology from Scott & WCW for mocking this very
still urge in any way possible for Scott to take a
wrestling and for WCW to support this. Furthermore,
for WCW to start enforcing their own drug policies
conduct more seriously in the future.
Just because it
seems that WCW will eventually change the
remains that Scott's real life problem has not been
them, and it will only interfere with their
They have not atoned for their mistake, and that is
myself, nor [my son] Cody and [daughter] Cassidy.
still has to
answer to the judge and to me concerning his
inappropriate behavior. These kids deserve no less
than a clean
father. Scott is not living up to this, and I feel
can as long as
he is exposed to the sicknesses of wrestling.
I wish someone
could convince Scott of this. He has already missed
on 10 months of
his children's lives. His road to recovery is going
be a long one.
But he needs to get on that road, though I feel he
no chance of
that as long as he is in the wrestling industry. WCW
choice in trying to fool the fans, and worst of all,
convince Scott to get the help he truly needs, so
may be a clean
and sober person and a parent to his children.
overlook, as I have not, the past 10 months of
turmoil in his
life. That was all real, and it just can't be fixed
Bobby Heenan says so in his commentary. We cannot
forget what WCW
and the wrestling industry has done by helping this
Scott and other wrestlers through the years, by
lack of concern
for an actual drug policy and enforcement of such in
to allow help for wrestlers who were in need. Fans
should be very
concerned, especially those with children, that
serious (not to mention illegal) is being taken so
lack of moral obligation as an industry that reaches
and children is inexcusable. The wrestling industry
not have to be
as sick, twisted and obscene as it is. It does not
to help destroy
marriages, families, and individuals to exist.
Scott may have
agreed to be exploited by participating in this
WCW is still in the wrong, since we (the kids and I)
did not agree.
We did not choose to give WCW the power to exploit
has been a very real pain and embarrassment in our
lives, and for
that, WCW owes us an apology and more.
I am still very
much upset about this. There will be more time
and more pain
brought to his children until Scott chooses to be
and sober. WCW
is deterring that from happening, and I will
to speak out
until they stop and encourage Scott to get help. I
have to do
something, because all I care about is for Scott to
up his act and
to be a father to his kids. I am asking for the
of all of you
in hopes that it will help, somehow.
From Dana Hall
Submitted by reader:
I am making a
petition for anyone that is interested in signing.
ECW on every TV in the
US, and Canada. I will
ALL the cable
carriers: Cablevision, Turner, Direct
TV, and any
other company that I can find. So if you would like
sign the petition e-mail me:
I will mail
Friday of this week. So please respond to me ASAP.
Submitted by reader:
You know, I
totally agree that Buff makes Scott Steiner's
that worthwhile because Buff is an entertainer.
isn't much of
one. I too think that Buff is going be at the top
day. Steiner is
an excellent athlete but Bagwell acually makes it
Steiner just yells and screams about how amazing his
body looks. I
mean, Buff does that too but he knows how to get the
crowd to really
Submitted by reader: David D.
The big movie
star for Nitro isn't Jackie Chan as you alluded to.
Chuckie will show up on Nitro to go with the
heard the past weeks. They mentioned the star was in
Universal Pictures release, ‘Bride of Chuckie’ is
Submitted by reader: Krillian
version of the Vader story is insulting. They imply
Vader to go when it was the front office who made
jobber. I think
Raw is better than Nitro but in many cases in this
can prove to be just as big a jerk as Bischoff.
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