Issue # 227
Date: Sunday April 25th,
The Wrestling Booking Sheet
WWF Backlash Results for
April 25th, 1999
Appy of The Wrestling Booking Sheet ©1998, 1999, 2000
By Joe De
Leon, reported at:
Hosted by Jim Ross &
Providence, Rhode Island
• The Ministry of
Darkness (The Acolytes and Midian) defeated The Brood with
- The match was back
and forth with a lot of teamwork. As it went on, Viscera
entered the ring and
bodysplashed Christian. Bradshaw then nailed Christian with
the Lariat, to let The
Ministry of Darkness take the win.
• Backstage, The Rock
was shown walking down the hall, dragging Stone Cold Steve
Heavyweight Title belt.
• Hardcore Match: Al
Snow defeated Hardcore Holly via Pinfall, to capture the
- Both superstars
immediately took it to the outside of the ring. Al Snow's
was busted open in the
beginning. Back in the ring, Snow nailed Hardcore Holly
several times with a
hockey stick. Snow then brought a table into the ring, but
Holly caught him with
the hockey stick. Snow then nailed Holly with a cookie
sheet. The two then
fought down the aisle and into the backstage area. A kitchen
sink was broken. The
two went out in the parking lot, where they repeatedly
bumped into cars, to
set off their horns. Out by the production truck, Holly
pushed Snow right off
the stairs into trash. Holly went for a pin, but Snow
kicked out. The two
then started to fight in the audio truck. Snow went for a
pin on top of a car
after throwing Holly off the audio truck, but Holly kicked
out. Snow and Holly
then battled back into the ring. Pots and pans were used.
Holly brought Snow
down from the top rope onto a table. After recovering, Snow
nailed Holly with the
Head for the win.
• Backstage, Stone
Cold Steve Austin arrived.
• Backstage, The
Undertaker talked about speaking to a higher power to his
Ministry of Darkness.
He said the tragedy would officially begin.
• The Godfather
(w/ho's) defeated Goldust (w/The Blue Meanie) with the Pimp
Drop, to retain the
- The Blue Meanie did
his variation of Sable's grind, saying, "This is for all
the men who want to be
be, and all the women who came to see me." The Godfather
did his Ho Train and
Pimpin' Ain't Easy introduction. The Godfather said he
wouldn't offer the
ho's to Goldust, because they didn't like him. As the match
went on, The Blue
Meanie handed Goldust some powder. Goldust was about to use
on The Godfather, only
to get it thrown into his own eyes. Goldust then put
Meanie through the
Shattered Dreams Kick. When turning around, The Godfather
nailed Goldust with a
superkick, but Meanie inadvertantly interrupted the
pinfall. The Godfather
then nailed Goldust with the Pimp Drop for the win. The
ho's and The Godfather
celebrated in the end.
• Backstage, Michael
Cole interviewed Al Snow about capturing the Hardcore
Title. Snow said he
told everyone he would eventually get the title. Snow then
argued with Head over
the finish of the match with Hardcore Holly.
• The New Age Outlaws
defeated Owen Hart and Jeff Jarrett, to earn a shot at the
Tag Team Titles.
- The New Age Outlaws
did their introduction to a huge response. Road Dogg
wanted Debra to show
her puppies. Jeff Jarrett wouldn't allow it. RD told
Jarrett to let Debra
do what she wants her to do, but Jarrett still wouldn't
allow it. RD then told
Billy Gunn to show the crowd his ass. The crowd continued
chant "Show those
Puppies" as the match went on. As the match went on, Gunn
finally tagged in, and
started to dominate. RD nailed his Pumphandle Slam on
Jarrett, but there was
a kick out. Owen Hart then entered and put RD in the
strapped the figure-four leglock onto Gunn, but Gunn
kicked out, and nailed
the Famouser on Hart for the pin. RD and Gunn would go
onto WWF Smackdown on
4/29 to take on X-Pac and Kane for the Tag Team Titles.
Gunn then showed off
his rear to the crowd.
• Backstage, Michael
Cole interviewed Shane McMahon, who would referee the Stone
Cold Steve Austin vs.
The Rock No Holds Barred Heavyweight Title match later in
the show. Shane gave
his word, in the name of his grandfather, that he would
call the match
straight down the middle. Cole pointed out that Shane's
was in the arena.
Shane said that Vince wasn't his dad, but only Vince. Shane
told his father to go
watch the show from the skybox.
• Backstage, Kevin
Kelly interviewed Vince and Stephanie McMahon. Vince said he
was just taking care
of Stephanie and he hoped Shane didn't mean all that he
said. Stephanie said
Shane knew exactly what he was saying when he put his word
over his grandfather,
because of how much he meant to Vince. Vince said Shane
made a very big
mistake the previous Monday on Raw is War and he hoped he
make a bigger one
later in the show.
• Boiler Room Brawl:
Mankind defeated The Big Show.
- The Big Show entered
the boiler room. Mankind popped out and the two
immediately went at
it. The two battled through steel. Mankind was thrown into a
refrigirator. Big Show
threw Mankind onto wood and pipes. Mankind broke glass
over Big Show's head.
A bleeding Mankind went through two tables and then glass.
Big Show continued to
dominate Mankind in a brutal fight. Steam went right into
Big Show's face.
Mankind then low-blowed Big Show with a pipe. Mankind then
buried Big Show into a
ton of pipes. All Mankind had to do was leave the door to
win the fight. He
crawled with blood all over and took the victory. The Big
Bossman and Test then
popped out and attacked Mankind. Big Show recovered and
took out Bossman and
Test. Mankind pulled out Mr. Socko and shoved it down the
throat of Test.
• Backstage, Michael
Cole interviewed Triple H and Chyna. Chyna talked about
getting X-Pac over and
said someone needed to put him in his place. Triple H
said X-Pac asked for
the fight and he would get it. Triple H also said there was
a pecking order and he
would show X-Pac what it was. He once again said he made
X-Pac and he would
• Triple H (w/Chyna)
defeated X-Pac with the Pedigree.
- Triple H had new
entrance music. At one point during the match, as X-Pac had
the advantage, he went
for the Bronco Buster, but was distracted by Chyna,
causing him to land on
the turnbuckle. Triple H then started to destroy X-Pac.
Jim Ross wanted X-Pac
just to give up and fight it another day. Chyna got in a
few cheapshots. X-Pac
almost regained the advantage by reversing a sleeper hold,
but was unsuccessful.
As the match went to the outside of the ring, the referee
was knocked out by a
baseball slide from X-Pac. X-Pac brought Triple H in the
ring and nailed him
with the X-Factor, but the referee was knocked out. Chyna
got a cheapshot on
X-Pac, which brought out Kane. Kane was going to put Chyna
through a chokeslam,
but Triple H stopped him. Kane then ended up putting Triple
H through a chokeslam,
and finally, tChyna. Kane placed the two in the corners
of the ring and left.
X-Pac then delivered Bronco Busters to both Triple H and
Chyna. When turning
around from the ride on Chyna, Triple H nailed X-Pac with
the Pedigree for the
• The Undertaker
(w/Paul Bearer) defeated Ken Shamrock with the
- The two immediately
went at it. There were many rest and submission holds -
some that made The
Undertaker scream. The crowd chanted, "Boring." Shamrock put
The Undertaker in the
Ankle Lock, but Shamrock was distracted when Bradshaw came
down with a baseball
bat. Shamrock then knocked out Bradshaw. The Undertaker
then caught Shamrock
Tombstone for the win.
Afterward, Bradshaw entered
the ring, and attacked
Shamrock with the bat.
• Outside of the
arena, Vince McMahon kissed his daughter, Stephanie
She left with security
to Hartford, Connecticut for the next day's Raw is War
event. McMahon said he
would be in Hartford after the main event was over since
he had something to
take care of.
• No Holds Barred:
Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated The Rock with the Stunner,
to retain the
Heavyweight Title and capture his own custom-made belt.
- The Rock wore Stone
Cold Steve Austin's custom-made Heavyweight Title belt.
Shane McMahon handed a
ring crew members Austin's belt and said to take it to
his office. Austin and
The Rock took it down the aisle. The Rock nailed Austin
with a fire
extinguisher. The Rock then threw Austin into the steel set
entrance-way. The Rock
was suplexed onto the floor. The two continued to tear
apart the set by
throwing each other into it and battled it around the
production area. Thus
far, Shane had shown no favoritism. Back near the ring,
Austin was Rock
Bottomed through the Spanish announce table. The Rock then
his commentary skit on
the Spanish announcing area. Shane handed The Rock a
chair, but Austin
fought back. The two then took in the crowd. The Rock took a
WWF camera and filmed
Austin as he threw out insults. Austin then nailed The
Rock with a Stunner on
the American announce table, with the camera still on The
Rock's shoulder. In
the ring, Austin went in and attempted to give The Rock
another Stunner, but
The Rock pushed Austin away, into Shane. The Rock then hit
Austin with the Rock
Bottom, but Austin kicked out. Shane was in disbelief.
Shane then nailed The
Rock accidentally with the belt. Austin went for the pin,
but Shane wouldn't
count the three. Vince McMahon then entered the ring and
knocked out Shane with
Austin's custom-made belt. Referee, Earl Hebner then came
down to referee the
match, as Austin nailed The Rock with the Stunner for the
win. McMahon then
popped Austin's belt right to him. McMahon and Austin looked
at each other.
Meanwhile, outside of the arena, The Undertaker got into
Stephanie told the limo driver to wait for her dad. The
Undertaker then turned
around and said, "Where to Stephanie?" and started to
evily laugh, as
Stephanie screamed and realized it was The Undertaker.
drunk away on beers as
the show went off the air.
I talked to Georgie
when I got home and she told me that Sid is saying that he
was never booked for
the Cyberslam show on 4/3. All I can tell you is I know for
a fact that he was
booked for that show, sent a ticket, and even changed the
ticket to a later
flight in the day before eventually not showing up at
Cyberslam, so he did
no-show that card. He also told Georgie that he received
some bad checks, as
have many of the ECW workers recently. That may very well be
true, and if it was,
he should just say that is why he didn't show up. He was at
the Queens show,
reportedly looking for replacement checks. As bizarre as
sounds, I was told he
came up north and was actually visiting the WWF. The
rumors continue to
make the rounds that Shane McMahon wants to bring Sid back
in. If he comes back
to the WWF, again, it just goes to show that there are very
few bridges in this
business than can actually be burnt.
Reported by Dave
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Submitted by reader:
WCW has always had a
smaller ring than the WWF. WCW's ring is square, while the
WWF ring is a
rectangle. The WCW probalby uses a smaller ring to offer
tickets to sell. When
wrestlers switch between the two leagues, they need time
to adjust to the
different dimensions of the ring, which can be a hassle for
them. I always thought
that the WCW ring was too small as well.
Submitted by reader:
Many people have been
thinking about who the leader of DX could be, and you
don't see anyone that
"fits". Well, of course you don't! DX is a gimmick. If
you have a degenerate
gimmick, and you can be in DX. Only the DXers have
Would 1-2-3 Kid fit in DX? Hunter Hearst Helmsley? The
Roadie? RockaBilly? Of
course not. But they got
NEW gimmicks, so they fit.
Nobody can just "join"
DX. Nobody will fit. Unless they change somehow. None of
the wrestlers who were
ever in it could have been thought of as "Degenerates"
until their new angle.
IF DX NEEDS more members, they won't have problems
finding any, there
will just be a slight change.
WWF Sunday Night Heat
Report - April 25, 1999
By Joe De Leon,
Hosted by Michael Cole
and Kevin Kelly
Live from Providence,
• The show opened with
a tribute picture to "Ravishing" Rick Rude.
• Handicap Match: Val
Venis and Nicole Bass defeated D-Lo Brown and Ivory with a
Chokeslam by Bass.
- Before the match,
D-Lo Brown pointed out that he and Ivory were supposed to
have a mixed tag team
match with Val Venis and Sable, but Sable bailed out
because she had some
Hollywood engagements. D-Lo said it wasn't a problem, and
Venis would have to
find someone to substitute for Sable or wrestle a hell of a
handicap match. Venis
made his way down, did a sexual insult to D-Lo and Ivory,
and went ahead and
wrestled the match on his own. D-Lo almost had the win with
the Lo-Down, but Ivory
accidentally tagged in D-Lo as a pat of encouragement. As
Ivory was set to go
one-on-one with Venis, Nicole Bass entered the ring. She
chokeslammed Ivory and
made the pin. After the match, Bass came on to Venis,
which made Venis run
• Backstage, The
Ministry of Darkness arrived.
• Backstage, Jim Ross,
addressing X-Pac as Sean [Waltman], asked how he felt
about his upcoming
Backlash PPV match with Triple H. X-Pac said if Triple H
wanted to turn on
D-Generation X, it was his business, but since he did it on
X-Pac's front, Triple
H would find out his friends were his worst enemies.
• Backstage, Jerry
Lawler interviewed X-Pac, along with Chyna. Triple H said he
was the one who got
X-Pac over. Triple H said there was only one leader and
since he "made" X-Pac,
he would break him.
• Backstage, The
Undertaker was handing out instructions to The Ministry of
• Backstage, Nicole
Bass searched for Val Venis.
• Droz and Prince
Albert defeated Too Much with a modified Michinoku Driver by
- Droz and Prince
Albert dominated Too Much. Albert finished off Scott Taylor
with a modified
Michinoku Driver. Afterward, Albert was going to pierce
Christopher with a
needle, until the lights went out. The Ministry of Darkness
entered the ring. The
Ministry destroyed Too Much. The Undertaker said aside
from destroying Ken
Shamrock at the Backlash PPV, there would be a terrible
• Pre-recorded footage
was shown of Nicole Bass looking for Val Venis. She went
into the men's
restroom, where she kicked a stall door open, where there
using the restroom.
Venis was then shown leaving the building.
• Kane defeated The
Big Bossman (w/Test) with a Chokeslam.
- Michael Cole noted
that the match was ordered by Shane McMahon. The match
immediately started to
"Bossman Sucks" chants. Kane dominated. The Big Bossman
accidnetly bumped into
Test, who was on the apron, which let Kane finished off
Bossman with a
• Backstage, Shane
McMahon threw a bottled water, upset at the mistakes Test
continued to make.
• Viscera defeated
Test (w/The Big Bossman) with a Piledriver.
- When returning from
a commercial break, Test and Bossman got into a heated
argument. Vicera made
his way down for his match with Test. Bossman shoved Test
into Viscera, as the
match was underway. As Test gained the advantage, Bossman
nailed Test with his
nightstick, which let Viscera finish off the match with a
• Backstage, The Big
Bossman and Test argued. Shane McMahon separated the two
and told both of them
to cool off. He told Test he made enough mistakes for the
• Backstage, Shane
McMahon made his way toward the entrance.
• Shane McMahon
- The fans chanted
"Asshole." Shane McMahon responded by saying they shouldn't
be addressing Vince
like that. He said the Backlash PPV would dawn yet a new era
for the WWF. Shane
announced the Heavyweight Title PPV match between Stone Cold
Steve Austin and The
Rock would be No Holds Barred. He said that he would call
the match fairly as
the Guest Referee. Shane said if Austin layed a hand on him,
he (Austin) would be
disqualified and the title would be handed to The Rock.
Shane then bragged
about the power he had. Shane insulted his father and
continued to taunt
Austin. Vince McMahon was then show outside of the arena,
Stephanie. The crowd popped big as Shane was shown with an
WCW Saturday Night
Report - April 24, 1999
By Joe De Leon,
Hosted by Mike Tenay
and Larry Zbyszko
Taped from Boise,
• "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan
defeated Bull Payne with the Old Glory Knee Drop.
• Norman Smiley pinned
Lash LeRoux. LeRoux had some new silver chains around his
neck. Smiley went for
the Norman Conquest, but LeRoux escaped. LeRoux then went
for his airplane spin
finisher, but Smiley countered with the Norman Conquest
for the win. Smiley
teased the Big Wiggle throughout the match.
• Kenny Kaos defeated
Bobby Dunkum, Jr. via Pinfall.
• Barry Windham
defeated Scott Armstrong with a Flying Clothesline.
• Booker T. defeated
Scott Norton via Countout, to retain the Television Title.
As the match went on,
Norton was about to hit Booker with a chair, but fellow
NWO Black and White
member, Stevie Ray came down, and instructed Norton not to
use the chair. Ray
later started to argue with Norton on the outside of the
ring, causing Norton
to be counted out.
WWF Shotgun Saturday
Night Report - April 24, 1999
By Joe De Leon,
Hosted by Michael Cole
and Jim Cornette
Taped from Detroit,
• The show started
with an opening in memory of Rick Rude. The opening has also
been shown on other
WWF weekend programming.
• Three-Way: The Hardy
Boyz defeated Too Much and The Disciples of Apocalypse
- At one piont during
the match, Brian Christopher had the win on Matt Hardy
after the Tennessee
Jam, but a Disciples of Apocalypse member interrupted the
got onto the DOA member, since DOA are bodyguards of Too
Much. The Hardy Boyz
then took the win after rolling up Scott Taylor, which
didn't please DOA and
• Droz (w/Prince
Albert) defeated The Blue Meanie with a Flying Clothesline.
- Prince Albert (Matt
"Baldo" Bloom) was the person who helped Droz attack The
Big Bossman the
previous Sunday on Heat. The Blue Meanie almost had the win
the Meaniesault, but
Droz kicked out since Meanie landed on Droz's leg area.
Droz took the win with
a Flying Clothesline.
• Al Snow defeated Rob
DaSilva with the Snowplow.
- The crowd chanted
"We Want Head" during the match. Al Snow tried to bring in a
chair on the outside,
but the referee wouldn't allow it. Snow took the win with
• Tiger Ali Singh
defeated Scott Zappa with a Reversed Neckbreaker.
- Tiger Ali Singh
insulted the crowd in the beginning. He took the win with a
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