Tuesday October 27th, 1998 1:05 pm
WWF RAW Report for
October 26th, 1998
By Steve Appy
was wheeled out for an interview, flanked by The Big
Boss Man, Pat
Patterson, Jerry Brisco, & Sgt. Slaughter. Vince, of
angry about his treatment last week. Although
be accused of
overacting, he really is hilarious. The crowd
"asshole" chant. McMahon was accompanied by his
in response to
the legal documents
Austin gave Vince last
muttering that "the document has to be broken".
Champion X-Pac defeated Steve Blackman via DQ in
X-Pac is a one
man show; he almost doesn't even need an opponent to
put on a good
match. It was announced that Chyna has taken a leave
of absence from
the WWF due to the lawsuit; time for plastic surgery
assume. Steven Regal attacked X-Pac, incensed that
Champion, even though he's not European. Okay. The
made the save.
Rocky Maivia pinned Droz (w/ Hawk & Animal) in
Boss Man, & The Undertaker were the first three men
the tournament at Survivor Series. Droz really looks
like a freak
when you combine his natural look and the LOD image.
and Droz argued
after the match and Animal seemed to take Droz's
cornered Stone Cold, who announced that "we" would
in the show. McMahon's lawyers walked away from
muttering that he doesn't understand.
X-Pac and The
New Age Outlaws introduced Motley Crue. Motley Crue
news; is the WWF enhanced by an association with a
that peaked in
the 80's (not that their awful, but they are not
above a cult
following either). Motley Crue has a greatest hit
album coming out
explains the appearance.
The Austin VS
McMahon MTV Celebrity Death Match was promo’ed for
10:00 PM. It looks to
Gangrel (w/ Light Heavyweight Champion Christian) in
After a poor
brawl, Kane won after a Chokeslam. Edge then joined
Christian in beating down Kane. A lame heel turn for
Edge. He was
actually getting a good reaction from the fans.
Steve Austin announced that he had a new WWF
guaranteed him a title shot. It turned out that
Stone Cold to the contract. Shane cried in the ring,
poor me, "I was
never good enough for you Dad!" As great a heel as
Vince is, Shane
really came off as a crybaby during all this. Shane
for driving away superstar after superstar. Vince
Austin to face Ken
Shamrock in an I-Quit match later in the
Shane left the arena, Stone Cold threw him a beer. I
means that Shane McMahon is cool now, right?
Tiger Ali Singh
(w/ Babu) fought Kama "The Godfather" to a No
Both men are
mediocre at best.
Kama whipped Singh
with a belt, which
cause a DQ. Both men were brawling in the middle of
the ring, just
throwing punches, and the ref called for the bell.
much worse happens in most WWF matches.
was shown being wheeled from the arena, a
look on his
face. Funny stuff.
Golga, Kurrgan, & The Insane Clown Posse via DQ in
Michinoku athletes looked like midgets against Golga
ICP actually looked pretty good. The ICP were
because of relentless double teaming. The Oddities
angry with the
ICP for costing them the match.
McMahon left the arena his flunkies promised to take
Austin later in the
evening. Shamrock handled a good heel interview.
that his match later in the evening against
and that there was no way he would submit.
Marc Mero (w/
WWF Women's Champion Jacqueline) defeated Goldust
Is Goldust a
heel or a babyface? Maybe a fan favorite. What about
Val Venis? I
can't tell anymore. Poor Marc Mero is in storyline
Jacqueline slapped Dustin, he kissed her on the
He then hit
Mero with The Shattered Dreams, his low blow kick,
caused the DQ.
Sable then confronted Jacqueline, and challenged her
to a title
match at Survivor Series.
interviewed Mankind and Al Snow about their title
later in the
night. Both Snow & Mankind made fun of the other's
friends. While the interview was funny, both men get
WWF World Tag
Team Champions The New Age Outlaws defeated Mankind
Snow when Road
Dog pinned Snow in 5:25
Foley and Snow
worked okay together; still, they don't look right
and Mankind controlled most of the offense, and Snow
hit Jesse James
with a Snow Plow. Instead of going for the pin, Snow
began arguing over who should pin DX. At that point,
Dog managed to
recover and rolled Snow up for the pin. Mark Henry
D-Lo Brown then
stormed the ring and began brawling with The
Steve Austin defeated IC Champion Ken Shamrock in a
Submission match in 6:12
This match is
wasted on a RAW; in a couple months, this could be a
main event. The
two men work well together. The flunkies kept trying
to attack Stone
Cold although SCSA fought them off. As the referee
Mankind stormed the ring and nailed Shamrcok. This
enough to let
Stone Cold knock Shamrock out with a chair. Solid
the finish was tainted, it still diminished Shamrock
to have him
lose this early.
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Wrestling Tournament of Champions.......
by Mark George.
Well, it is
time to list the 16 seeds and 1st round matchups in
Tournament. Before I do, I would like to thank you
I received hundreds of emails with your picks and
overwhelming. Listed below are the seeds and the
before you respond to the Booking Sheet with
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Junkyard Dog(dead), Mr. Socko and Pepe the Horse.
were the top 16 vote getters. So, without further
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vs. #16 Warrior
#2 The Rock vs.
#15 Chris Jericho
Goldberg vs. #14 Triple H
vs. #13 Kane
#5 Kevin Nash
vs. #12 Diamon Dallas Page
Hogan vs. #11 "Nature Boy" Ric Flair
#7 Sting vs.
#8 "HBK" Shawn
Michaels vs. #9 Bret "Hitman" Hart
wrestlers who just missed. "Bubble Bursters":
Rob Van Dam, Shane Douglas, Scott Hall, X-Pac, Ken
Now that the
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This is "your" tournament so you are the final say.
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Submitted by reader:
is really a great guy. Before Wrestlemana 13 (in
friends mom got
a phone call from Domino's and said to come pick up
Wrestlemania tickets. My friends mom said she
didn't order any and
called back again and said listen, please come pick
tickets, Vince McMahon has given them to you... my
friends Mom said she
did not believe
him, but then
they said how would we get your number? Well they
what happened that night was Vinnie talked to them
and said those
and tapes and
stories of your son ( my friend ) making his own
in the basement
really touched me and made me happy that I have
They met all the superstars and most were nice
Calloway ( Undertaker ) especially. He said the
nicest guy there was
Submitted by reader:
In response to the letter
submitted by reader:
would just like
to say, on behalf of all people with at least a
portion of a
brain, you don't know what you're talking about!!!
it may be
because the original draft of you email was scrawled
crayon that you weren't able to put your thoughts
in some reasonably intelligent form, but it looks,
me at least,
that a 9 year old was responsible for the ramblings
your letter. Of course, that would make you older
so I guess your
point about WCW only being appealing to 8-year-olds
may be valid.
That is, of course, if you were old enough to
isn't about swear words or ladies "boobies" (as I'm
sure you refer
NOT, repeat NOT, saying that your opinion about the
better than the
WCW is wrong (personally I'm beginning to enjoy WWF
than I used
to). I am saying that opinions should be backed up
reasons, NOT the ones that you had given.
Lets take them
one at a time, shall we?
<<You guys have
freaking jobbers, I mean who wants to watch Perry
up on Johnny
Swinger, like that's a match anyone would want to
WCW currently has a
very large roster of wrestlers which means some
going to get
some TV time in order to try to start filling the
is going to open up when all of the 45-year-olds
start to retire. its
much easier to
start integrating "jobbers" into the line-up than
scratch like WWF pretty much had to do a few years
Besides, WWF used to
be full of jobbers (anyone remember Iron Mike Sharp
or the Brooklyn
Brawler?) but that was probably back before you were
Personally, I don't mind a little variety, its
watching Kane &
Taker fighting for the umpteenth time.
thinks the Warrior really has magic powers<< Second
who in the world actually thinks that Kane and
There's no denying this one, magical powers have
both of their gimmicks for as long as I can
remember. Kane shooting
of his hands, please.
and Bill Goldberg, haha. These two groups are one
Ok, now I know
Goldberg's a big guy, but he's definitely not a
Konnan, he goes and fights Silver King, he wins,
fans like him,
pretty dumb huh, but it is the god written truth.>>
Got two words
for you, Stone Cold. If you honestly believe that
I mean Steve Austin) would ever have become WWF
fans MARKing him to death, you really must be 9
Guys win alot
when they are popular! Here's another shocker for
Barney is a guy
in a big purple suit!!!
certainly least is their mic skills. I was watching
having his baby tantrum with Eric Bischoff. I hear
this word for word, " Eric you could kiss my you
know what," I
about died of
laughter when I heard that. I then turned to RAW, at
Sable was in the ring, she challenged Jacky to a
I hear what she has to say, " Jacky get your ass out
now!!," You understand what I mean??>>.
I think I do. You're
(congratulations on spelling "mic" correctly, by the
the word "ass". If you don't say the word "ass", you
poor mic skills. Right. Ok. I haven't heard The Rock
recently. His mic skills must suck. I haven't heard
Jericho use the
lately either, his mic skills must suck too!
Thank you for
and all the
other wrestling fans a very simple meter with which
I'll use this
next time Mick Folley has some mic time.
I'd just like to state for the record, I think both
feds have their
strong and weak points and that I watch both. I have
my reasons for
liking and disliking certain things about both of
but none are as
8-year-old-like as: one doesn't say "ass" enough or
unrealistic magical powers.
Submitted by reader:
whole tag team situation thing someone wrote about,
interested me. While tag team wrestling CAN be the
it is usually
quite formulaic. While bringing in some of the teams
bring the tag team division back up, it is an
goal. Giving Too Much a push is a great idea,
it. They are low midcarders, but can be tag champs,
Legion of Doom were once the most dominant tag team
pathetic to see what WWF has done to them.
The best way to
WWF tag team division is to put LOD back to where
Public Enemy is set to return to ECW early next
year. I can't wait
until New Jack
and TPE fight again! Bring Sabu and Jushin Liger
Oh yeah. While they're at it, why not bring in
Rob Van Dam,
Onita, Muta, Hayubasa,
Sabu has gone out of
ECW before. He's gone to WCW and
WWF, and he
didn't really enjoy it. Sabu is a Triple Crown
ECW. He's currently a tag team champion and is
still, and forever will
be, the heart
and soul of ECW. Heyman and Dreamer admit it. Not a
chance of Sabu
leaving ECW. As for Jushin
Liger is still a big name in Japan and is also a
there. He'll be
in Japan for a long time.
Submitted by reader:
Will the WWF
ever clean up their act? Based on the brainless
even more brainless employees, probably not in the
future. its a shame how this once great empire has
sunk to a
circus side show not worthy of wasting time on.
They're only appeal
is to early
teens who are entering the "rebel stage" with their
immature adults. Let's face it, nudity and cussing
appeal to a mature audience. its such an oxymoron
that people say
the WWF is for
"more mature" audiences yet the appeal is only to
A few months ago I
began my WWF boycott and except
ignorance in some newsletters and message boards,
have been a whole lot better. Thank God WCW is
might have no choice but to watch the (W)orst
for my wrestling fill.
With a killer Monday
average Thursday show, a "better-than-Raw" Saturday
PPV's worth twice the price of admission it keeps me
bored during the week because there is always
something going on and
happenings that you could never expect. To all the
people out there...send a message to the WWF that we
want a TV show
Boycott the WWF and maybe they'll get a clue one of
McMahon is just too old. Maybe the WWF will improve
leaves. We can all hope, can't we?
(THIS WILL NOT REALLY HAPPEN)
Submitted by reader:
I have an idea
for the Survivor Series 16 man tournament. This may
fetched to some, but I like it.
comes out and tells the world the 16 men for the
the reasoning for being chosen.
Shamrock was given
entrance for being IC champ.
chosen for being European champ.
He then tells the
Undertaker and Kane that they can be in it for
that cost Austin the belt.
Since The Rock was
recently named #1 contender, he is in.
Since Mankind fought
so well earlier in the year [as Dude Love]
and later teamed with Kane and won the belts twice.
Since Owen Hart has
won the IC belt, Tag belt, Euro. belt, King
of the Ring
etc., he can
enter under any gimmick he chooses [Blue Blazer?].
D-Lo, Val Venis , and Al Snow were also granted
That brings us to 11
men. Triple H comes out and tells McMahon that he
than anybody and he has received no credit for it.
that he will risk his health and career to be in it.
Triple H signs a
he takes full responsibility for
happens to him and is granted a spot. 12 men.
The 13th man in
was the Big Bossman.
A 15 man royal rumble
later that night took place. The last 2 men
would be in the
tournament. In a shocker, McMahon says that Austin
in the rumble, but he has to be the first to enter.
Everyone is told to embarrass Austin at all costs
eliminates him gets in the tournament and 1 million
cash. No one
does. Austin and Double J acquire spots in the
Then in another effort
to embarrass Austin, Sgt.
placed in the tournament as the final man and
first round opponent.
Survivor Series First
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defeats Val Venis
Stone Cold Steve
The Big Bossman
Kane and Owen
Hart\The Blue Blazer fought to a double countout
defeats Al Snow
defeats Double J
defeats X-Pac in a close contest
The Bossman barely & appears to hurt his neck
defeated Shamrock and his knee injury is aggravated
crushes Austin and is Austin taken to hospital for a
defeated The Rock
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