Issue # 133
Saturday January 16th, 1999 10:53 am
RUMORCopyright- Steve Appy of The Wrestling
Booking Sheet ©1998, 1999, 2000
rumor making the rounds right now has David
Flair turning heel on his father
Souled Out; David would then join Eric
Bischoff's version of the Horseman,
Windham, Hennig, & Steve McMichael. I have
no idea if this is true,
nothing surprises me these days. Although I
do recognize the logic, I
(Reported in many
ON HIS WAY TO ECW?
new blood for ECW on the way. In the midst
of word that Shane Douglas may
be hanging up the boots and heading for med
school, word that former
of The Oddities and The Acolytes is heading
for Philly. Don Callis,
formerly The Jackyl, may be in as early as
tonight's show at the ECW arena.
his skills in the ring weren't showcased
much on WWF television, Callis is
former WFWA (now known as IWA) champion and
feuded with such stars as Jim
Brunzell and Rick Martel. No word yet on a
new gimmick for Callis. Chris
Jericho, in his latest fan commentary,
hinted at Callis's ECW debut.
(Reported by Al Issacs
all know, both Shawn Michaels & Eddie
Guerreroare out of action,
recovering from their respective injuries.
If any of you would like to send
get well cards, feel free to contact them at
the following addresses:
contact Shawn Michaels, write to:
Stamford, CT 06902
contact Eddie Guerrero, write to:
Syracuse NY 13212
ROUNDING THE SQUARED CIRCLE
JANUARY 15, 1999
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Tonight's program was the first since ECW's
latest PPV, Guilty As Charged (GAC),
used to update the fans on it. It began with
a series of short clips of
matches, including the ECW debut of Sid.
regular ECW opening followed.
Rob "Mr. Monday Night / The Whole F'N Show"
Van Dam (RVD) and his Manager
Alfonso. Alfonso said Van Dam is still the
ECW TV Champion and RVD
standard "Whole F'N Show" Routine, saying
not only is he still the ECW
Champion, but also "3/4th of the ECW Tag
Team Champions," mentioning Sabu as
partner as an after thought.
Styles was at his announcers position and
said the show would be a recap of
went on to say that RVD barely held on to
beat Lance Storm and retain
Title. Storm was scheduled for a
Dance Match at GAC v. Mikey
Whipwreck and Jerry Lynn.
Lynn is out
with a broken pelvis, suffered in a match
Storm, and RVD was to meet Masato Tanaka,
who didn't make it back from
result, Storm came to the ring, accompanied
by Tammy Lynn Bytch (TLB), at
challenged RVD for the Title. We then saw
stills of the match, won by
with a German Suplex. He retained the Title.
Miserak (sic) talked with Storm and TLB
about the match. Storm said he
the match and TLB gave up a little T&A show.
said that Storm took things "to a whole new
level," came very close to
the Title, and he is going to be the man to
beat in 1999.
saw a clip of the ECW Championship Match
between Shane "The Franchise"
(C) and Taz. During the match the lights
went out just after Taz put
Douglas thru a
table in the ring and Sabu came out and
charged the ring. He
both men and sent them to the floor. We saw
Air Sabu as he flew over the
rope onto Taz and got an "Oh, my G-d" from
Joey. He put Shane on a table
was lying across the guard rail to the apron
and then put him thru it with
aerial move, and we got another "Oh, my
G-d." They may have set a record
having been the closest two ever. Sabu then
put Taz on a table in the ring
gave him a dose of his flying skills,
destroying yet another table. The cash
register at the Acme Chair and Table Company
was working overtime. In the
of his last move, Sabu appeared to hurt his
ribs and he left.
to be calling for The Triple Threat as he
raised three fingers. Francine
into the ring to see what he was doing.
Tammy Lynn Sytch (TLS) came into
ring and she went at it with Francine. Their
cat fight didn't last long
as Chris Candido came in and held TLS back,
while Shane did the same with
Francine. Candido signaled for the two of
them to get Taz, but when Shane turned
Taz, Candido nailed him with a right. He
then threw his Triple Threat
as he lay on the mat. Candido left the ring,
this point we went to a commercial.
talked about the
Douglas / Taz
Match, saying it "gave him goose bumps" and
the history of ECW was changed by the Match.
We then saw stills of the
It was won by Taz with The TazMission. The
referee stopped the match with
unconscious because he refused to submit,
making Taz the new ECW
was a clip of Taz going back to his locker
room after the match and
in on a "heel" victory celebration for him.
Being the pussy cat he is,
threw all out. Apparently Taz is not much of
a party animal.
saw Miserak walking down the hall and Tommy
Rich sending him into Taz's
room to join the party. He was lucky to get
out alive as Rich wet his
laughing at him.
was stills of the
Mexico, Yoshiro Tajiri v. Super Crazy Match,
Tajiri with a Dragon Suplex. They will meet
in a rematch January 16 at
Arena, at House Party '99 (HP).
said Taz will make his first Title defense
a clip of Sid winning his ECW debut match at
GAC. Styles said be was
to ECW by Judge Jeff Jones, and followed
with some "nice" words about
talked with Jones in a piece taped just
prior to GAC. Jones ranted on
what Sid was going to do to everyone in ECW.
saw Justin Credible, along with is Manager
Jason, The World's Most
DNA Challenged Individual, Nicole Bass (get
the barf bag), and The Afro
American Mystery Woman (one of these days we
will find out her name) as he
about beating Tommy Dreamer several times.
talked about the relationship between
Dreamer and Terry Funk. Funk had
father figure to Tommy. This led into clips
of the past three weeks
involving Dreamer and Funk. See my ECW TV
Reports for complete details.
saw Funk in the locker room prior to GAC. He
talked about how his father
him and why he is so pissed at Dreamer.
Dreamer picked someone else as
Mystery Partner a few months ago and Funk
felt slighted. He said "Payback
coming, and it will be until the day you
saw stills of the Dreamer v. Credible,
Stairway To Hell Match at GAC. A
Singapore Cane was hung above the ring and
there were two ladders in the ring.
man to get the Cane was allowed to use it.
The ladders were used as weapons
throughout the match. Dreamer got the Cane,
but Funk came in and nailed him with
garbage can. Credible blasted Dreamer with
That's Incredible from one of
ladders and won the match. Funk then abused
Dreamer, who still refuses to
back against Funk.
mused about Dreamer's refusal to defend
himself against Funk, suggesting
was confusing loyalty and stupidity.
was in the locker room wondering the same
thing when Dangerous Danny
and Amish Road Kill lumbered in. Doring
babbled on about whatever and
Road Kill just took up time and space.
a series of clips of ECW three years ago,
with Paul E. doing a voice over
saying that House Party '99 was this
got our dose of The Dudley Boyz after their
match at GAC. New Jack was
in the ring being abused as Bubba Ray took
the mic and issued a challenge
Public Enemy (PE), Johnny Grunge and "Fly
Boy" Rocko Rock, for a match at HP.
like PE is back in ECW where they belong
after having wasted time in WCW.
Ray said the ECW Arena was now part of
Dudleyville and pleaded with PE to
for a Street Fight.
talked about The Dudley Boyz as clips of the
carnage they have visited upon
ran. The program closed on that note.
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THE WRESTLING GOD--a
column by OSIRIS (burkeandhare@xxxxc...)
I am a
long-time wrestling fan (40 yrs.) and I am
also a big fat mark. I`m not
to admit I still get excited over a match,
even though I now know all
storylines and angles; when I first realized
about all the planning that
involved, I was very disappointed, but then
I realized something that keyed
childhood. I remembered going on most
Saturdays to the local theater and the
meeting of the Roy Rogers Rider`s Club,
where we would see a few
cartoons, the latest serial chapter, and a
rip-roarin` western. Now, we all
how the movie would end each and every time,
and we knew how, eventually,
serial would end, though with serials there
was the element of mystery and
uncertainty that kept
coming back. To me this is wrestling today:
a big serial where, perhaps,
chapters are not written as well as others,
but where you keep coming back
you like the story. After all, you wouldn`t
dismiss a good play simply
you`ve read it, you want to see how
different actors handle the parts.
at wrestling this way now, and it keeps me
coming back week after week.
to which federation best writes the plays
(keeping in mind the roots of
sport) we`ll talk about at a future
``don`t look behind, something may be
BOOKING- THIS WON'T HAPPEN
Submitted by reader:
Near the middle of the show, Al Snow enters
the ring and shoots that he
Head back, and he wants him now. He
challenges Goldust to a match later
night, with the stipulation that if Al Snow
wins, he gets Head back, and
Goldust wins, he can keep Head forever.
Goldust appears on the Titantron,
stroking Head and licking the side of Head
with his black tongue. He accepts,
that Head would make a "great new Golden
vs Goldust with Head on the line
7:00 of good
performing between the two, and the J.O.B.
Squad runs in. The ref
to keep them out of the ring, but is
distracted as Goldust uses Head to
Snow, busting him open. He then covers for
the three count. The J.O.B.
protests, bringing Head's usage in the match
to the ref's attention, as
blood from Al Snow's head is visable on Head
(ignore the redundance). The
restarts the match, much to the dismay of
Goldust, who immediately throws Al
into the corner and delievers the Shattered
Dreams. The ref DQ's Goldust,
ignores him, grabbing Head and exiting the
ring. He decks every member of
J.O.B. Squad and prepares his getaway, when
PMS runs out. Marlena hits him
golden purse. She throws Head back to the
J.O.B. Squad, gives Goldust
middle finger, and walks away.
Sidenote: the J.O.B. Squad defeats the
Brood, giving them a bit of momentum.
has forgotten about Head, and now is
concerned with Marlena. Goldust
whoever and loses after being DQed when he
delivers Shattered Dreams. Near
middle of the match, PMS had entered to
watch, and at the end, Goldust
them to the back.
faces Big Bossman, and, once again, is DQed
after Shattered Dreams.
However, after delivering it once, he sets
Bossman up and performs it again. He
takes a mic and says "Hey Vince, that was a
message for you and your
Corporation... keep them away from me, or
I'll shatter their- and your- dreams".
recieves a huge pop as he exits.
beginning of the show, enter the
Corporation. They address DX, Foley,
Austin, and then they address their newest
enemy, Goldust. Vince states
"Since Goldust didn't want her, I, like
always, took the initiative". He
presents the newest members of Team
Corporate... Goldust's wife, Marlena!
note: Jacqueline begins walking a road
without Terri Runnels by re-kindling
fued with Sable, thus breaking up PMS.
deliberate move, Goldust is scheduled to
again face a member of Team
Corporate, and this time, Marlena, in a
business suit, is at ringside. Test
after Marlena trips Goldust and Test rolls
him up for the win. Team
Corporate then delivers a sufficient
beatdown to Goldust, until DX makes the
RAW-Team Corporate rules the night, making a
big deal of Marlena, who they pass
a sex slave for them all (hey, its WWF), but
Test seems to be having the
fun with her. This, needless to say, pisses
Goldust off, who runs in with
and decks most of Team Corporate, and
delievers a Curtain Call, followed
Shattered Dreams, to Test.
RAW-Goldust vs Test
is absent at ringside. In a rematch between
the two, Goldust is
dominated until he hits the Shattered Dreams
and is DQed. Lawler points out
"If that move were legal, Goldust would
probably accumulate a win streak to
Gillberg's losing streak!" Test regroups
with the Corporation, Goldust
behind him, and Goldust challenges Test to a
match at Valentine's Day
Massacre. McMahon says that Test beat him
twice and its time to move to higher
opponents for the Hired Gun. Goldust,
however, then states that he'll file
papers for him and Marlena, and allow Team
Corporate to take possession
if Test wins... but that if Goldust wins,
Vince McMahon has to legalize
Shattered Dreams. Vince accepts for Test.
Valentine's Day Massacre-
is seen wishing Test good luck in a
seductive way. Test smiles a sly
and prepares "demolish the Golden freak" as
he mutters under his breath.
vs Test, Marlena will become Test's if Test
wins, Shattered Dreams is
if Goldust wins
again, dominates. Test hits his finisher,
and it seems all over for
Goldust. Then Marlena enters, is on the
apron with her gold purse. Test holds
unconscious Goldust up for Marlena to hit
him and seal his defeat, but
falls from Test's grip and Marlena strikes
Test. Goldust covers for the
and Marlena leaves without showing any
remorse. Shattered Dreams is now a
Following the Too Much wedding in which
Brian Christopher and ScottTaylor
never to tag with anyone else but each
other, there is announced that
would be one more wedding in the night.
"Shattered Dreams Productions" begins to
play, and to the shock- and delight- of
fans, Goldust and Marlena renew their vows,
setting a new course for the
One and his Golden Director.
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you pulled the sword from the stone. I used
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