Saturday October 24th, 1998 5:15 pm
ECW Report, by Tom Misnk (Mr
One week from
now the eyes of the wrestling world will converge
the great city
New Orleans for the
next big pay per view in this
annual showcase event- the November to Remember.
for you to not only witness the event live, but also
be a part of
the events taking place the Saturday before the
information visit www.1wrestling.com for that.
This week’s TV
show kicks off with some of the action of last
show in which
it was Chris Candido vs Jerry Lynn and then in what
to be a rematch
from a time in which Lynn got the duke due to
bicep was won by Candido, but not before involvement
Whipwreck, Tammy Lynn Sytch, Lance Storm and Tammy
sets up one of the matches making up the big event-
which it will
be Lance Storm taking on Jerry Lynn with guest
Whipwreck and also Tammy Lynn Sytch.
Up next before
we get to the opening (a classic I might add) its a
back at the ECW World Television Title defense by
Dam as he took
on Lance Storm. Highlights of this are shown in
RVD wins the
match and keeps the title, but this special look is
Kilgore version of “Walk” being played throughout.
the CD hits the store on Tuesday.
Now its onto
the 2nd hour of television from the most famous
hall in the
world- as the open kicks off with “Its a PPV event
competition will drop to their knees.... Faster than
Intern” We’re of course talking about the November
Sunday November 1st.
welcomes us back for the aforementioned 2nd hour.
up is a preview of one of the components of the main
event of the
PPV as its Bam Bam Bigelow who along with the lovely
up a modern day Beauty and the Beast taking on Sabu
Alfonso. There is a battle of the triple threats
at the PPV and
this is a battle between 2 of those six competitors.
this match up follow in which its all over the Arena
Sabu goes alot
of high flying throughout the building trying to
the Beast from
the East. During the outside battles, Sabu gets
on his head
which evokes memories of 1994’s N2R in which Chris
dropped Sabu on
his head and broke Sabu’s neck.
While Sabu gets
BBB in the camel clutch, the finisher made famous by
the Original Sheik- that brings out Shane Douglas to
help his fellow
triple threat member. After
that brings out
the ring, Mr Monday Night
Rob Van Dam,
Sabu’s partner. Douglas and Van Dam fight outside
In the ring, Bigelow is about to hit his finisher
as he has Sabu up, RVD gets back in the ring and
Bigelow in the knee, but as that happens, as Sabu is
Bigelow loses his grip, Sabu’s head hits Bigelow’s
knee and could have
further damage to Sabu’s neck. Bigelow is able to
pin also laying out Sabu.
After the match is
over the entire
now taking on Rob- he is doing his best to fight
but Shane, Candido and Bammer seem to be winning
they get some
help from the Dudley’s, who seem to be paid off or
Just as things look bad for RVD, the mood is about
and that brings TAZ, the F the World champ to the
ring and he
clears out the
original threat leaving them all to fight another
this case Sunday November 1st. But it would seem the
big story in
all of this
would be the condition of Sabu and that neck- well
see more about that.
One of the
traditions of the November to Remember, more so than
“November Rain” video is the dream partner tag team
chose as his partner Justin Credible, so who would
Dreamer pick as
his partner? Well, Joey seems to think that its
to be Terry
Funk- so much so they dust off a video in which
a special look
at his feeling about Terry and what Terry did for
as a wrestler and all that from ECW’s last trip to
One of the
things that this also does is to now have Masato
without a match
and partner for the PPV. I’m sure that this will be
shortly. Well after the showing of the video, Joey
told by someone
off stage who appears to be landing small craft at
the person checking at the Double Cross Ranch is
that Terry is
denying the rumours and Joey feels its the “Funk
swerve”- but no
Dreamer’s partner isn't Terry Funk. Well last time
the ECW Arena,
it was reported that Raven was in the locker room
friends. Wouldn't that be a kick in the head to have
guys who spent
so much time kicking each others asses going out and
teaming up to
kick Justin and Jack’s asses? There’s going to be
about this in the weeks to come, perhaps on next
which is a part of tonight’s events in Cleveland or
not until the
itself... more on this as it happens... to keep up
to date on rumors
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mentioned, Masato Tanaka is now without a partner
for the PPV
and we join in
action as its once again Balls Mahoney vs Tanaka.
is joined at
ringside by the recovering Axl Rotten. Well, Tanaka
another one of their classic matches only to be
Joel Gertner and the Dudleys- its felt that none of
tag teams in
ECW can take on the Dudleys and recently the Dudleys
both beat Tanaka and Mahoney. Well then how about a
Mahoney and Tanaka face the
Dudleys in a tag team
it will get
done only if there are no chairs and that it is a
match up as per the Dudleys well that is what we get
the first part
of this match up as we even see some sentons and
the Dudleys that would make the luchadores cringe-
sums it all up
best as he says after Buh Buh makes a dive onto a
the Dudleys and opponents that “ I got your Lucha
Four star match
going on here, even after Buh Buh gets the cheese
grater and uses
Balls Mahoney’s head like a side of gorgonzola.
some nasty looking color now- then later on after a
with chairs in
which it seems that the Dudleys win when after it
shots to the skulls of Mahoney and Tanaka to get
to the mat that
it looks like the Dudleys get the match up won- but
they kick out,
Dudleys end up with getting some tornado DDT’s on
and then we get wins from Tanaka and Mahoney. As
ends and how that match went, you’d have to think
it looks like
Masato Tanaka gets his role in the PPV- perhaps
up with Balls
Mahoney in another match vs the
Folks who saw
the version of the show airing on the Sunshine
were told of the big news coming up that
ECW will be
having its first annual Thanksgiving Night
Sunshine State from
Lakeland Florida that night.
Florida really getting
itself on the extreme map with the Thanksgiving
night show and
also the first PPV of 1999 with “ECW- Guilty as
should tie up some of loose PPV ends and once again
to enjoy a
personal favorite of mine, the November Rain video
leads up to the
Main Event- the
Battle of the Triple Threats
Bam Bam Bigelow and Chris Candido w/ Francine take
Night, Sabu and Taz w/ Bill Alfonso
and a “mystery partner” will be taking on
the team of
Justin Credible and Jack Victory
Jerry Lynn vs
- two referees
for this one Mikey Whipwreck and Tammy Lynn Sytch
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Night Report for October 24th, 1998
By Steve Appy
The first half
hour was pre-empted due to Auto Racing. Scott Hudson
Zybyzco were the commentators.
Inferno pinned Super Calo in 4:03
that Calo be weighed before the match, in response
concerning his own weight. After Calo weighed in at
Disco tried to hit Calo with the scale. As much as I
enjoy The Disco Inferno, his wrestling style clashes
that of the
other Cruiserweights. Calo was forced to wrestle a
orientated game in order to suit Disco. Disco scored
delivering a piledriver.
defeated Johnny Swinger via submission in 4:09
You know a show
is truly third rate when Vincent wins a match.
Vincent's offense is pathetic, although he did hit
with a nice
flying clothesline to the floor. Vincent got the
challenged ANYONE to a match; there were no takers
Scott Hudson tried to encourage Zybyzco to charge
ring, but Larry
wasn't interested. Message to WCW: If the Jackie
going to happen, why are you still wasting TV time
Davey Boy Smith
fought Meng to a No Contest in 4:09
Alot of offense
exchanged between the two, none of which looked
Two of the
worst from the 1991 WWF style. Both Wrath and Alex
respective enemies, which mercifully ended the
A side note:
after the tremendous physical condition the Bulldog
in, his face was bloated in a way that didn't exist
even this time
Finlay pinned Kendall Windham in 6:05
If WCW is
really bringing Barry Windham back, having Kendall
bring back strong memories of his once awesome
isn't the worst, his slow style doesn't always make
television. Finlay scored the victory after a
Lenny Lane in 5:04
While Lane can
be a little entertaining, a test pattern is more
The Disciple. Lane was given some offense, but The
won after delivering The Stone Cold Stunner.
interviewed Cruiserweight Champion Kidman. Kidman is
interview and he claimed he gets more chicks since
the title. Mark
my words: Kidman will be a superstar!
Champion Chris Jericho defeated Psychosis via
his LwO shirt to the ring. Two incredible workers;
Jericho works with the
Luchadors much better than most. Psychosis hit
Jericho with a great
legdrop over the top rope onto the floor.
dominated most of the offense, which is rare.
Psychosis with a
terrific German suplex. Psychosis scored a top rope
Jericho, and this
ALMOST led to the pin. Jericho made
a comeback, and
earned the victory after locking Psychosis in the
Jericho refused to
release the hold.
The led to the
entire LwO making the save and pounding on
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Submitted by reader:
I just wanted
to share my view of the main difference between WCW
months ago I attended a WCW house show. It was
no music, no bell and the wrestlers came out of
different doors that
were 2 feet
away (rulebreakers and fan favorites).
The matches were
of low quality,
and no finishing move was performed except the
Cutter. The main stars there were Sting, Nash and
DDP. Last night
the WWF was in
Charlotte, and they
put on a GREAT show. Most of the
have been on a PPV before or on RAW- A few of the
good matches there were- Shamrock Vs Vader Vs Rock,
Undertaker Vs Kane Vs Mankind, Venis Vs Goldust, NaO
Vs Henry and
D-Lo, X-Pac Vs
Jarrett and many more. Every major star was there,
they were very
entertaining with the mic (NaO did their thing, Mr.
Socko came out
and even did a Ric Flair imitation!). It was even
better then a
WCW PPV I attended about two years ago. So I think
is why the WWF
is better, they can put on a great show, knowing
it won't be on
TV, and with about 18,000 there to see it.
Submitted by reader:
What is Hart
talking about?! Hogan and Warrior in better shape?!
Hogan hasn't wrestled a quality match since the WM6
neither has the
Warrior. The reason that match was so good was
because it was
booked move for move. When we get a DQ finish at
we'll see how athletic these
and how much they care about putting themselves over
of all the
other talent WCW wastes all the time i.e. Benoit,
and La Parka. Bret Hart himself is past his prime
and hopefully Sting
will knock the
taste out of his mouth at Halloween Havoc.
I really think
that the WWF is doing a good job w/ their SCSA and
It makes sense and is entertaining, which is alot
than you can
say about anything WCW throws out there. Also, if
results of the Triple Crown defense of Kobashi vs
thanks in advance.
Submitted by reader:
piece by the "Hitman", who missed the target on his
people sense something. Let's face it, the main
HH is pure unadulterated BS. For the Thunder
announcers to say "tune
in Saturday for
other matches to be announced" just adds to
lack of planning. Ted, can I have a job booking
matches? I don't
live in wonder
Submitted by reader:
Simple truth is
that the organization (WWF or WCW) who will get the
ratings will be
the organization who successfully brings back tag
Take the WWF first:Copyright- Steve Appy of The Wrestling Booking Sheet ©1998, 1999, 2000
1) Bring back
Marty Jannety and stick him with another talented
Edge. Those two fight Gangrel and Christian. This
will give that
sad DOA, LOD, Headbangers thing a rest, and give the
2) Scott Taylor
and Brian Christopher need a push. They're damn
3) WCW is under
using the talents of Public Enemy, the Homicidal and
Maniacs of tag
team wrestling. WWF should sign them.
lure Sabu and Jushin Liger into the league to create
exciting tag team available. Throw Furnas and LaFon
there too, and
you have a bonafide tag team division.
As for WCW:
1) The tag
titles don't belong in Wolf-Pac or Hollywood hands.
them! Give High
Voltage a push, bring the Steiners back together.
2) Find Lex
Luger, the most inconsistent singles wrestler in the
permanent tag team partner. Buff Bagwell, perhaps?
3) Benoit and
Malenko. 'Nuff said.
4) The Dungeon
of Doom needs to resurface. Bring Ron Simmons back
and put him with Stevie Ray in N.w.O. Hollywood.
5) Give two
members of that L.w.O a permanent spot as a tag
Chavo or Psychosis and Hector Garza. It MIGHT rival
To the WWF:
Drop the Woman's title B.S. People want to see Sable
leather wrestling attire. TAG TEAM is the way to
Woman's ...not midget...not sideshow...TAG TEAM!
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