Issue # 197
Thursday April 1st, 1999 1:24 pm
The Wrestling Booking Sheet
RAW & HEAT SPOILERS
Appy of The Wrestling Booking Sheet ©1998, 1999, 2000
At the conclusion of
this issue are the Heat & RAW results for 4/4 & 4/5. As
always, if you would
like to be surprised, skip that section.
ESPN OUTSIDE THE LINES
The much talked about
'Outside the Lines' Wrestling special will be replayed on
ESPN Friday (4/2) at
12:30 a.m. ET (Thursday at 9:30 p.m. PT), and April 8 at
3:30 a.m. ET. Check
your local listings for time & channel number. Although on
side, this is one show worth checking out. My thanks to
Ovrdraft & Brad Rivers for the
TS had a story on the
All Japan 3/29 show at
Fukui. Apparently Kenta
tore a left muscle
(foot?) and had to go to the hospital. The injury was
sustained during a
6-man tag match at the 3/28 Nagoya Aiichi Prefectural Gym
show. On 3/29 in
Fukui, Kobashi went ahead and
worked on the injured foot. After
the 3/29 show, Kenta
Kobashi's foot was examined and it was determined that he
BROKE his left foot.
Kobashi insists that he will attempt to work the rest of
his Carnival matches.
The only move Kobashi is able to perform full in the ring
are a flurry of chops.
Reported by Zach
Triple H THEORY
A number of readers
have pondered the thought of Triple H joining the Corp.
like the Posse, he
too, in the storylines, is from
Greenwich, CT. While I have
no reason to assume
the WWF will do this, it would make sense...
Reported by Dave
LIVE RAW NOTES
Submitted by reader:
I was at RAW this past
Monday, and never attending an event like that before,
here are some things
that were interesting.
Austin, Maivia, Sable, and
the Ministry, the loudest cheering was
either for JR/Dr.
Death, or Jerry Lawler.
-When the lights went
out prior to Shamrock's bloodbath, it was plain to see
Edge get a big white
bucket from under the ring, dump it on Shamrock, and throw
it back under the
-The Hardcore match
was horrible, and Wight vs. Test was a joke. Test must not
have much skill at
all. We rarely see him fight for more than a minute or so.
-There was more action
in the stands than in the ring. Fights were breaking out
-On TV, if anyone
started to hear booing that just came out of the blue for no
reason, it was because
the security guards took all the beach balls that were
being bounced around.
At one point, three rows of people were ejected for
brawling. I missed how
it happened, but one guy just started rolling down the
stairs. It must have
been a sick fight.
-its definitely more
fun to see RAW in person, because its just fun, but its
really too hard to
follow what's going on, and hard to hear interviews too. We
were in the fifth row,
the last row on the floor, so we were about even with the
base of the ring, and
with four heads in front of you, its tough to catch
MORE LIVE RAW NOTES
Submitted by reader:
I'd like to add some
details to the dark matches from the 3/29 RAW, and also
what happened after
RAW went off the air:
Malia Hosaka pinned
I guess this was a
tryout for the new WWF women's show for the fall. There were
ringside, but the match was shown on the TitanTron. The fans
weren't into this
match at all and many "boring" chants were heard.
Hosaka got the pinfall
Tiger Ali Singh pinned
Diamond came to the
ring and stood there as Howard Finkel introduced Super
Hugo Sagvinovich and Carlos Cabrera. Singh did his usual
pre-match mic work and
got the typical "USA"
chants. He won with a "Rude
Triple Threat Match:
Jesus Castillo defeated Apollo Dante and Miguel Perez Jr.
I don't get
SuperAstros in my area, but judging by this match, the two
Boricuas are feuding
with each other. Also, Castillo now has a gimmick, but I
didn't catch his new
name. Castillo and Dante worked together against Perez for
the majority of the
match and that enabled Castillo to win. The two attacked
Perez after the match
until Jose Estrada, Jr. (another former Boricua) made the
"Welcome to the
Jungle" by Guns N Roses played as Howard Finkel introduced
Kevin Kelly, Michael
Cole, and James E. Cornette, who got a good hand from the
Al Snow pinned
Snow comes out to a
huge pop and then we see Tony Garea go to Gillberg's
dressing room and tell
him that he's up next. Gillberg does his usual hysterical
entrance complete with
the phenominal pyro display. There wasn't much to this
match as Gillberg
crotched himself on the top rope as he attempted to leap
it to get into the
ring. Snow shook the ropes some more, clotheslined Gillberg
and got the
El Hijo de Santo and
El Negro Casas defeated TAKA Michinoku and Pantera
TAKA and Pantera were
accompained by Papi Chulo. Surprisingly, there was no
crowd response for
TAKA and company considering they have been on WWF TV
before. After some
high-flying action, El Hijo de Santo made Pantera submit for
Four Corners Match: Too Much
defeated Public Enemy, DOA, and The Hardy Boyz
The interesting PE
angle continued as all the other participants refused to tag
Flyboy Rocco or Johnny
Grunge. At one point in the match, DOA and their buddies
Too Much had to go at
it with each other. Eventually, Rocco tagged one of the
Hardy Boyz by slapping
him in the back of the head. All the other men attacked
the PE and then piled
on as TEddie Long counted the pinfall. Too Much were
declared the winners.
Howard Finkel then
introduced Jerry Lawler to a great pop. We were then told
that we would be going
live on the USA Network for a commercial. Lots and lots
of noise and lots and
lots of signs for that spot.
Storm looks different
from his last tryout as he has dyed his hairblack. Droz
dominated the match
and pinned Storm after a Tigerbomb.
The countdown was on
for the live telecast. Most saw what happened, so I won't
recap it here. Let's
get to what happened after
USA faded to black. Steve
and Paul Wight cleared
the ring of the Corporation with most of them scampering
to the dressing room
leaving only the Rock and Shane McMahon.
the Rock into the ring
to have a beer with him. The Rock entered the ring, shook
Austin's hand and the two
drank. However, The Rock tries a clothesline, but
Austin ducks and gives him a
stunner. Rock gets up and is given another stunner.
The Rock goes outside
of the ring where he is attended to by Shane McMahon.
Austin goes outside and
throws Shane into the ring and into a monster chokeslam
by Paul Wight. Austin
and Wight then share a few beers to end the evening.
The Slammy Award
3RD PERIOD ENGLISH
Submitted by reader:
Hey everybody- when
people say the WCW or blah blah blah WWF, you need to have
it the other way
around. Just say it
ALL the way out. When people
Championship Wrestling". Or "I hate WWF". That is the same
Federation." So just remember, its WCW and The WWF.
ANOTHER VIEW ON STING
Submitted by reader:
I'm replying to the
comment made by
SamJerry about Sting using his old
gimmick. This is the
gimmick where he says nothing and points using a black bat
and has his face
painted white. I think this was his best gimmick ever. He is
so scary and chill
when he just makes the wrestlers scared and comes down from
the rafters in a
harness or helicopter. I dont see how he can say that this
gimmick sucks. Look at
his oldest gimmick, the surfer gimmick. It did put WCW
on the map and he is
was the franchise but that gimmick sucks these days. His
other one, where he
talked all the time and tried to be funny with the
Wolfpack, that just
completly sucked. I didn't even like Sting from then on.
But if he returns with
the same entrance music as he did when he was the white
faced Sting that would
work. By then he will be an awesome edition to the
ratings war and people
should like Sting for his stern and deathlike stare into
your eyes and you
never know what he's going to do. Peace
On Friday April 2, the
NWF is presenting the "Hall of Fame Tour" in Kingsport,
TN. Scheduled to
appear are: Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, Iron Sheik, Honky Tonk
Man, Greg "The Hammer"
Valentine and many other wrestlers. It should be worth
the $10 admission just
see all those guys you grew up watching on TV.
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F-U Tour '99, Sunday
Night April 25, 7:30 Bell Time
Seton Hall University,
South Orange N.J.
Stars To Appear: King
Kong Bundy, Iron Sheik, Marty Jannetty, Devon Storm
Sunday Afternoon, May
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Stars To Appear: The
WWF's Gillberg, "Dangerous" Devon Storm, Reckless Youth and
a Barb Wire 4 Corners
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Alcoholic beverages will be served in a private area.
Submitted by reader:
American Pro Wrestling
Hardcore Hitman Hunter
vs Lightning Lee Storm (w/ Jeff G. Bailey)
Not even what you
could consider a match. Hitman Hunter dominated Storm and
finished him off with
two heart punches.
Winner : Hardcore
Interview With Jeff G.
Bailey and Hardcore Hitman Hunter - A representative from
the board of directors
APW banned the use of the
2nd Match - Texas
Johnny Dollar w/ Jim McHolmes vs Doug Matthews
Johnny Dollar and
McHolmes demolish Storm and Dollar ends the match with a
bulldog and by putting
his feet on the ropes for the pin.
Winner - Texas Johnny
called "EAGLE'S NEST" conducted by Chief Jay Eagle; he
Hitman Hunter & Jeff G. Bailey. The main point of the
interview was to build
some heat against TV Champ Backstreet Sonny Stone. It
ended with Hitman
Hunter beating up Chief Jay Eagle.
US Champ Rough Rusty
Riddle vs Country Boy Bubba Clyde
The match starts off
slow, but Bubba Clyde starts to get an advantage when Rusty
Riddle gets in a low
blow behind the ref's back. Riddle finishes
Clyde off with
a pedigree and then a
Winner - Rough Rusty
Interview with TV
Champ Backstreet Sonny Stone (huge face) - Stone didn't say
much, just building up
to a match with George South for later in the program.
Beach Blondes (truly
Beach & not Bleach) vs Tag Champs Bad Company
The Beach Blondes jump
Bad Company before the bell, but Bad Company rebounds.
Beach Blondes regain
control and cut the ring off for about 4 minutes and hit a
low blow behind the
ref's back. Bad Company regains control and uses the
devastation device but
Beach Blondes kick out. The Beach Blondes use a pair of
knucks to win the
match but the ref sees the knucks, orders the match to
and Bad Company rolls
them up to retain their titles.
Winners : Bad Company
Final Match - George
South vs TV Champ Backstreet Sonny Stone
George South pulls out
a classic heel role using cheap moves, but Stone recovers
and hits South with a
full arm-dragged twist. South hits Stone with a knee lift
and then jaw-jacks to
the crowd. At this point Stone is starting to fight back
when Hardcore Hitman
Hunter and Jeff G. Bailey hit the ring causing a DQ and
pounding along with
George South on Backstreet Sonny Stone.
Winner by DQ -
Backstreet Sonny Stone
RAW & HEAT SPOILERS
(If you would like to be surprised, SKIP THIS SECTION)
Taped April 30th in
the Nassau Coliseum in
Sunday Night Heat for
April 4th, 1999
The Corporation had an
interview. Same old stuff, and Rock said he has
belt is better than
Stone Cold. Triple H showed his new heal attitude by telling
crowd to "S*ck It"
(but in a different way than usual).
Jacqueline by DQ. Tori had a sleeper on Jacqueline and Terri
with a low blow, disqualifying Jackie.
Val Venis d. Steve
Blackman via the Money Shot. After the match Blackman gave
Venis a stepping-stool
kick (jumping kick) to the back and beat Venis with his
Kendo Sticks. It seems
Blackman will be a heel.
Owen Hart and Jeff
Jarrett came out and challenged any tag team who thought
could beat them to do
so... Kane's music played and he showed up behind them
when the lights came
on. Owen and Jarrett ran away and said they would have a
later in the show against Kane.
The Big Boss Man d.
Droz via. his sidewalk slam finisher. During the match Big
Boss Man ripped out a
nose-ring of his and Droz was bleeding.
Kane d. Owen Hart and
Jeff Jarrett by DQ via a guitar shot to the head. Kane
hit a double suplex on
both Hart and Jarrett after reversing their double
suplex. Owen hit an
enzugiri on Kane leaving him hardly affected and then
Jarrett hit him with
the guitar. X-Pac then came to Kane's rescue and when Hart
and Jarrett were
cleared from the ring Kane put his hand around X-Pac's neck
a Chokeslam. He let go
after about five seconds and Kane left. I guess the
match was signed for
Raw, X-Pac and Kane vs. Owen Hart and Jeff Jarrett for the
Monday Night RAW for
April 5th, 1999
X-Pac and Kane d. Owen
Hart and Jeff Jarrett to win the Tag Team Titles in
Hart and Jarrett
performed good technical double-teaming moves throughout the
match, which didn't
let X-Pac tag Kane until
5:45 into the match. Kane
Chokeslammed Jarrett while Owen was busy with a
X-Pac. When X-Pac was
through with the bronco-buster it again seemed that Kane
was going to Chokeslam
him but instead, this time he just threw X-Pac onto
Jarrett for the pin. I
don't think X-Pac was the legal man but the ref didn't
know so he gave them
the titles. Kane just took his title and walked away.
Corporation- Shane says Triple H and The Rock will fight
"The Big Show"
Paul White in a
handicap match later on RAW. Triple H and The Rock then gave
views on Paul Wight.
Shane showed a view of Rock with title on the Titan Tron
for a while.
Ivory calls out Terri
Runnells. Runnells was reluctant to enter the ring but
when she did was
jumped on by Ivory. Ivory ripped Runnells shirt off :), She
did a pretty good
coverage job though... I didn't see anything. After a few
seconds the lights
went out. The Ministry came out and when the lights come on
no one is in the ring.
Undertaker then mentions he will sacrifice a woman later
Al Snow d. Bob Holly
via The Snow Plow in
This wasn't for the
title and wasn't Hardcore. Holly tried to get a chairshot
but the ref stoped
him. It was a pretty good match though.
The Undertaker was
shown whipping Christian with a belt on the Titan Tron,
because he told
Shamrock where Stephanie McMahon was.3
During the break Earl
Hebner was "flipping the birdie" to fans, I don't know
why. Maybe he is
trying to come out as a heal.
The New Age Outlaws d.
The Brood (Gangrel and Edge) via the Rocker Dropper to
5:30. Billy Gunn tried to
show his Mr. @xxxxcs but Earl Hebner stopped
him. Gangrel and Edge
hit a double superplex. Eventually Christian came out
holding his back
because of the whipping he got. He runs into the ring to
the Brood and gets a
Rocker Dropper and gets pinned for a three count.
wasn't even an OFFICIAL participant in this match.
Shamrock d. Visera via
DQ. after the Ministry interfered. Shamrock was wearing
his old red tights.
Shamrock couldn't get Viseria up until the end when he hit
a huge belly to belly.
Immediately after that the Ministry laid out Shamrock
with a lot of big
moves including a splash from Visera. They carried Shamrock
out through the crowd.
Mankind d. Val Venis
via Socko Mandible Claw in
4:37. Mankind got very good
throughout the match. He told every one he had two words...
"Mmmm Beefy!". Mankind
got a double-arm DDT on Val and then came the Socko
Goldust fought The
Godfather to a double count-out in
5:00 The Godfather began
to offer Goldust his
Ho's in order to win the match via forfeit. Goldust just
didn't reply and
continued to crawl around the Ho's. Godfather decided "to
kick his *ss." It was
an all right match but it ended in a double count-out.
The Ministry came out
and sacrificed a woman. She was wearing a black robe and
they removed the mask
and it was... Ryan Shamrock (I think, it was hard to see
but most people
thought it was Ryan Shamrock.)
"The Big Show" Paul
Wight d. Triple H and The Rock via DQ by Chyna low blowing
It was a good match.
Paul Wight had the advantage throughout the match. He
got some big moves and
he slapped Triple H on the chest and the whole arena heard
Eventually Wight got
Triple H up in a chokeslam but Chyna gave him a low blow.
The Rock and Triple H
began beating on White. Eventually after Wight received a
People's Elbow, out
came "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. He punched and kicked up a
Triple H and Rock returned to the ring. Shane McMahon put
picture of The Rock
Austin's title around his
waist back on The
Austin told White to pull
down the Titan Tron (pretty fake, and
televised). He did so and
Austin rolled under at the
Austin came back out
shredding through the Titan Tron with a knife on a stick.
He came out and
continued shredding The Titan Tron with the picture of the
with the title.
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