Issue # 211
Sunday April 11th, 1999 7:52 pm
The Wrestling Booking Sheet
WCW Spring Stampede Report
for April 11th, 1999
Appy of The Wrestling Booking Sheet ©1998, 1999, 2000
By Steve Appy &
Josh Kinney (Appy@xxxxs...)
Live from the Tacoma
Dome in Tacoma, WA
Announced by Tony
Shaivonie, Bobby Heenan & Mike Tenay
Juventud Guerrera Jr.
pinned Blitzkrieg in 11:08
The winner of this
match receives a Cruiserweight Title match on the 4/12
sensational, especially matched against Juvi (one of the
in the world). After
Blitzkrieg missed a Sky Twister, Juvi hit a Juvi Driver
that Blitzkrieg just
barely kicked out of. A "Super" Juvi Driver off the second
rope secured the
pinfall; these two put on enough spectacular moves to start
Bam Bam Bigelow pinned
Hardcore Hak (w/Chastity) in
As Bigelow wheeled out
a gurney full of weapons, Hak started the brawl in the
aisleway. As Bam Bam
was prone on the table, Hak leaped off a stagecoach with a
sending both men through the table. After both men used
weapon imaginable in
the ring, Hak dominated most of the offense, including
several dives. Bigelow
propelled Hak off of a ladder through a chair at
sprayed Chastity with a fire estinguisher. Coming off the
rope, Bigelow sent Hak
through a table with a Standing DDT, as dangerous looking
a move as I've seen in
a while. An awesome match, one of the best "Hardcore"
style matches we've
seen yet in either WCW or the WWF. Although I've seen Hak
in better brawls
(although I can't think of many), I've never seen him look
athletic. A tremendous
effort by both men; Bigelow cemented his reputation as a
world class worker.
Scotty Riggs pinned
Mikey Whipwreck in 7:15
Riggs is doing his own
Rick Rude act, and played the strong heel. After
Whipwreck played the
human pinball, Riggs connected with a flying forearm off
the ropes for the
Konnan pinned The
Disco Inferno in
After Disco chose
showboating over maintaining his advantage, Konnan hit a
Cradle DDT for the
near fall. After a series of exchanges, Konnan hit Disco
with his own maneuver,
The Chartbuster, for the pinfall. While the action was
smetimes slow, the
finishing sequence was very effective.
Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Billy Kidman in
A handshake started
the match between the WCW World Tag Team Champions; as
expected, these two
delivered far too many amazing moves for me to do justice
to. Rey barely kicked
out of a sunset flip off the top rope, but came back with
a Bulldog off the top
rope. Mysterio finally pinned Kidman after a
Frankensteiner off the
top rope, ending a series of near falls that can only be
Chris Benoit & Dean
Malenko (w/Arn Anderson) defeated Raven & Perry Saturn in
14:09 when Malenko
Flair ally Charles
Robinson was the referee; a "Horseman Sucks" chant started
the match, a sign that
Benoit & Malenko are beginning to get over as heels.
While Arn freely
interfered, it was jarring to see Raven in the babyface
Malenko was prone on a
table on the outside, and
Anderson helped him avoid a
splash through the
Setting a chair on
Raven's head, Benoit used a Headbutt off the Top Rope to
unconscious. After Malenko pinned Raven, Malenko & Arn
dazed Benoit to the
locker room. Busted open hardway, Benoit proved his
intensity for the
Scott Steiner pinned
Booker T in
15:53 to win the vacant
United States Title
Booker T's Television
Championship was not at stake; a loud "Steroid" chant
shook the arena. I
wonder who that was aimed at? With the referee unconscious,
Booker aimlessly tried
to pin the fallen Steiner. Reversing the momentium,
Steiner hit a
Frankensteiner off the top rope, which Booker just barely
out off. Using a
foreign object to jab Booker in the throat, Steiner finally
put away the tenacious
Bill Goldberg pinned
Kevin Nash (w/Elizabeth & Lex Luger) in
In a great maneuver,
Nash leapfrogged a Spear that connected with the referee
(leaving him for
dead). Overcoming a Luger chairshot, Goldberg used a low
the Spear, and the
Jackhammer to pin Nash. With his one loss avenged, is
Goldberg the # 1
contender? Credit goes to Nash for putting Goldberg over
Diamond Dallas Page
defeated Ric Flair, Sting, & Hollywood Hogan in
17:24 to win
the WCW World
Heavyweight Championship when DDP pinned Flair.
A loud ovation greeted
Savage, who was accompanied by Gorgeous George, his very
attractive real life
girlfriend. Bizarro world rules were in effect, with the
match ending when any
one man was pinned (not necessarily the champion). All
four men brawled with
each other, and also were sure to break up any attempted
pinfalls. After all
three men worked over Hogan's knee,
Hollywood was carried
to the back for
treatment (an angle that only helped the level of the
Sting delivered an
elevated Superplex onto The Nature Boy, but was too stunned
himself to secure the
championship. Forgetting his "impartiality", Macho Man
hit a Flying Elbowdrop
on Flair, which eventually allowed DDP to hit the Diamond
Cutter on Flair for
Was Savage helping
DDP, or was he just against Flair? Many questions remain, at
least some of which
will be answered on Nitro...
A tremendous PPV,
easily the best of the year. Juvi/Blitzkrieg and Rey/Kidman
were incredible; the
tag team match was excellent. Even Steiner/Booker T &
better than expected. Nash/Goldberg was short and good for
what it was, and the
action in the main event was far better than any of us
would have predicted.
While I'm not sure DDP going over was the best idea, it
definitely was the
surprise of the evening.
Tights And Turnbuckles
By Jared Spinelli (BCelticsFn)
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" Name Equals Game? "
This week's article
will be about the different wrestling name's and how they
possibly play a role
in how your career will turn out. Let's see if your name,
equals your game.
Does a wrestler named
"Shawn Michaels" always beat a wrestler named "The Repo
Man?" Answer: Yes.
Does "Steve Austin" always beat "Test?" Yes. Does "Kevin
Nash" always defeat
"Hardcore Hak?" Yes. Does "Ric Flair" always beat "Disco
Do you see a pattern
developing? I recently have. Most WCW and WWF World
Champions have had an
actual name (First and last names). You couldn't picture a
guy named Test, or
Edge, or Median being the WWF Champion, could you? Of course
not. But Val Venis, or
Paul Wight? Certainly. A perfect example of names either
making or breaking
your career is right in the WWF. Edge and Val Venis. Both
came in around the
same time, both with good looks, and great skills. One
better than the other.
But Sean Morley (Val) got the gimmik "Val Venis," and
Adam Copeland (Edge)
got the gimmik "Edge." Who's gotten farther? Venis by far.
Val Venis is a one
time IC Champion, and has had a very stellar career so far.
Edge? Nothing. Zip.
Zilch. He's now jobbing in the Brood, part of the Ministry.
What if Adam Copeland
got the gimmik "Val Venis," and Morely got "Edge." Would
Copeland be the
one-time IC Champ? Most likely. Do you see now what I'm
With the exception of
"The Undertaker," and a select few others, no man with a
one word name, or a
name that means something, not an actual name, has ever won
the federation World
Championship. Sgt. Slaughter is in a sense a name. Goldberg
is a name, because
he's actually Bill Goldberg. Hulk Hogan is a name. Rowdy
Roddy Piper is a name,
because its Roddy Piper. Psycho Sid's a name. It doesn't
mean anything, does
it? Mankind isn't a name, but who calls him that? Last time
I checked Mankind was
being called Mick Foley. The Rock? Ever heard of Rocky
When Paul Wight
entered the WWF, we all assumed he'd be named "Titan." When
was announced as "The
Big Show," Paul Wight, everyone was disappointed because
they liked "Titan."
But, I beg to differ. I think Wight had his new career
changed and will soon
hold the WWF Championship.
A one word name CAN
get you a minor title, but never a World Title. Disco
Inferno will never be
the WCW World Champ. But he'll be the TV Champ once more
before he retires.
Gangrel will definitely capture IC gold in the WWF, but
Championship. Goldust? He's been stuck in IC division for
Konnan, or K-Dawg will
never climb the ladder to WCW World Champion because his
ring name is one word.
You watch. I'm right.
Many great ring talents, Jeff Jarrett, Owen Hart, Billy
Kidman, Ken Shamrock,
Billy Gunn, Road Dogg JESSE JAMES, Lance Storm, Justin
Dreamer, Rob Van Dam, Rey Mysterio Jr., Juventud Guerrera,
many others can all
credit their various title reigns and career successes to
their ring name.
That brings me to
another example. Juventud Guerrera and Psychosis. Both have
about the same
capabilities, but only one has been a multiple WCW
Champion. Which one?
Juventud. Why? He has a marketable name.
That's about it for me
today. I hope you see what I am envisioning. NAME equals
GAME. Do you got game?
If you have a first and last name, then you've got game.
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Below is Chris
Jericho's latest message to his fans, found on:
Well I hope that
everyone had a happy and blessed Easter. I had a good time
my cuz from Canada
ripped on down for a few days and we rocked it! We spent
some killer time on
Clearwater Beach, we parasailed, jetskiied and soaked up the
sunner. Good days.
Well its down to the
wire for the last playoff spot between the Oilers and the
Flames. My heart is
with the Flames and I'm going to scour the city looking for
the games on the tube
between the two on Wed and Fri. The battle of Alberta has
Thanks to all of the
people who have been sending me all of the great Cd's,
Entertainment for the Maiden Cd's, Roadrunner Records for
all of their great
stuff and the dude from Australia who sent all of the cool
obscure stuff. Sorry I
misplaced your name, but its appreciated all the same.
I'd like to send a
shout to Kevin Nash for doing a very good, honest job with
the proverbial hot
potato known as the WCW booking job. He's doing the best
with what he's being
given and doing well, all things considered.
I had a scary moment
at the end of my match on Nitro last night, when Booker
flipped me to the
floor. I landed on top of Steiner and subsequently snapped
fierce. At first I was certain it was broken, but today it
feels a lot better,
even though I can't walk very fast. The worst part of it is
I had to miss my
hockey game tonight. I'm really choked.
I had a good time in
Toronto with my pals Ty and Trav, as we checked out the
Hockey Hall of Fame,
Wayne Gretzky's restaurant and many other momentous joints.
I'm hoping to hook up
with them to go houseboating in July, as I may have some
The movie of the week
is Spring Break, an old favorite from 1984 featuring
soundtrack music from
the almighty Raven (not the WCW plebian). Good old time
teenage T'N flick.
How about the fact
that I finished as the first runner-up in 6 out of 10
categories in the WCW
magazine's year end awards, BUT I DIDN'T
WIN ONE!!!! I
feel like Susan Lucci
for goodness sake!
Well I can't remember
anything else that I wanted to say, so I'll save it for
the next time! I've
got to go submerge my foot in a bucket of ice anyway.
God bless you guys and
be good to one another.
WWF Sunday Night Heat
Report - April 11, 1999
By Joe De Leon
Hosted by Michael Cole
and Kevin Kelly
Live from East
• X-Pac Interview,
- X-Pac, one half of
the Tag Team Champions along with Kane, said he and Kane
were out there because
Jeff Jarrett and Owen Hart were crying like little
bitches because they
lost the Tag Team Titles the previous Monday on Raw is War.
X-Pac said if Hart and
Jarrett wanted to wrestle again, they could do it later
in the show. Jarrett
and Hart made their ways out, along with Debra. Debra first
Jarrett said the match was a fluke. Jarrett claimed he and
were never prepared
and all X-Pac and Kane did was piss them off. Jarrett said
they would take the
Tag Team Titles back later in the show, which brought out
The New Age Outlaws.
Road Dogg said Debra, Hart, and Jarrett were smoking the
dog's goods if they
thought they were the number one contenders for the titles.
Billy Gunn told X-Pac
business was business and they had the titles that The New
Age Outlaws wanted.
Gunn said to put The New Age Outlwas in the match. X-Pac
said he wasn't
expecting it, and since business was business, they could
it in a three-way.
• Backstage, Ken
Shamrock was throwing things around.
• Backstage, Lucas
Swineford said he would get a few words with The Rock later
in the show.
• Ken Shamrock
defeated Midian by making him submit to the Ankle Lock.
- Ken Shamrock ran to
the ring and started to tear Midian apart. Michael Cole
noted that Shamrock
had not seen his sister, Ryan, since the previous Monday on
Raw is War where she
was sacrificed by The Ministry of Darkness. Shamrock
continued to yell at
Midian, "Where is she?" Shamrock put Midian in the Ankle
submitted, but refused to give the whereabouts of Ryan.
officials made their
ways down to the ring to put a stop to Shamrock. Shamrock
took out one with
referee with a belly-to-belly suplex and the rest fled the
Shamrock went crazy, and started to throw things everywhere.
The crowd chanted,
"Ryan." Shamrock got in the microphone. He mentioned the
day's Raw is War in
Detroit, Michigan. Shamrock said The Undertaker could not
mess with his family
or anyone elses. He called The Undertaker, "Mark." He said
he was willing to die
for his sister, but questioned if The Undertaker willing
to do so.
• Backstage, X-Pac
tried to explain to Kane they were a team. X-Pac told Kane
that they were both
screwed with in the past, but they needed to get over it.
X-Pac patted Kane a
little too hard, which caused Kane to get up. X-Pac said he
would take that as a
• Backstage, Lucas
Swineford interviewed The Rock. The Rock first criticized
Stone Cold Steve
Austin's custom-made Heavyweight Title. He said he made
Austin's ass famous at
WrestleMania XV. The Rock said nothing would change at
the Backlash PPV and
said he would walk out with the title after defeating
• Backstage, Mankind
was shown walking to the ring with a black birthday cake
for Mr. Socko.
• Mankind Interview.
- Jim Ross announced,
with a the fans' encouragement, Vince McMahon was putting
him back in his Raw is
War announcing position as of the next day in Detroit,
announced Mankind would take on Paul Wight at the Backlash
a Boiler Room Brawl.
Mankind made his way out, with a clown and with ballons and
confetti all over the
arena. Mankind and the clown placed the cake on a stool in
the ring. Ross said it
hadn't been a year from when Mr. Socko was born. Mankind
said people made a
mistake, and it was actually Mr. Socko's birth place, as he
debuted it in East
Lansing, Michigan. Mankind and the crowd sung "Happy Birth
Place" to Mr. Socko.
Mankind also thanked Al Snow for coming up with Mr. Socko.
He then talked about
his upcoming Boiler Room Brawl match with Wight. He threw
pieces of cake to the
• Backstage, The Rock
and Shane McMahon were shown walking to the ring.
• Backstage, Jeff
Jarrett, Owen Hart, and Debra were shown talking. Debra was
getting her hair done.
• The Rock (w/Shane
McMahon) defeated D-Lo Brown (w/Ivory) with the Corporate
Elbow. - Shane McMahon
did color commentary. McMahon announced there would be a
dawning of a new era
the next night on Raw is War. The Rock dominated D-Lo
Brown. He put D-Lo
through the Rock Bottom and then the Corporate Elbow for the
• Backstage, Road Dogg
was reading a book. Billy Gunn tried to explain to him
they needed to get
ready for the Tag Team Title match.
• The Big Bossman
defeated Droz by Disqualification.
- The two would go
through a rematch after last week, where The Big Bossman
off Droz's nosering.
Droz had a new hair style and was wearing tiger-colored
attire, including a
big hat. Out of no where, someone came in the ring and
started to beat on
Bossman, along with Droz. Test made the save.
• Backstage, the tag
teams that would compete for the Tag Team Titles were all
shown walking toward
• X-Pac and Kane
defeated Owen Hart and Jeff Jarrett (w/Debra) and The New
Outlaws with X-Pac's
X-Factor, to retain the Tag Team Titles.
- As The New Age
Outlaws did their introduction, they were interrupted by the
entrance of Owen Hart
and Jeff Jarrett. All men started to go at it, as Kane
made his way out. As
the match went on, Triple H and Chyna watched on from the
did fight against his fellow D-Generation X members in the
match. Kane took at
shot at Gunn, which let X-Pac nail Gunn with the X-Factor
for the win in a very
Submitted by reader:
I watched WWF Shotgun
this weekend, and Kevin Kelly and Terry Taylor actually
referred to the
Undertaker as Mark Calloway for the first time. They talked
about how "The
Undertaker" was just a gimmick given to Mark when he first
to the WWF and they
tried to sell that he has taken it too far. This surprised
me because the WWF
themselves are admitting more and more about how incredibly
fake wrestling is,
because now they realize that no fans care!
KIDS & WRESTLING
Submitted by reader:
I have been watching
wrestling for five years and I'm only nine.
said that kids
shouldn't watch Raw is War because of the things they do and
I haven't had problems
like this guy has seen. Some kids may have this problem
but I don't. From
reading that it sounds like he wants Raw Is War off the air.
If he doesn't want
kids to watch wrestling its his problem.
Kids enjoy this so let
them watch it. My mom and dad always say that if you
don't repeat it you
can watch it. I like that better. You get to watch all of
it from eight to ten
but you don't repeat it. He should let his kids watch it
and if they repeat
anything bad have them punished.
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