Issue # 240
Saturday May 8th, 1999 10:29 am
The Wrestling Booking Sheet
SAVAGE RADIO INTERVIEW
Appy of The Wrestling Booking Sheet ©1998, 1999, 2000
Randy Savage sat down
to speak on
Atlanta station 99x. Tom
Suitt has the
* He and Gorgeous
George are an item. They've been together for about a year
* Because of the new
look, he has to reshoot all the WCW pix and Slim Jim
commercials and pix
* On whether or not he
likes the "new" style of no clear good guy/bad buy-"I've
been doing that my
whole career. I do things the way I want to do them". He
he's glad wrestling
finally caught up to him.
* He took some
questions from callers-"Why did you move from the WWF to
wanted to be a big
fish in a big pond, not a big fish in a little pond"; "Why
don't you take out
Flair? I don't do that. I don't beat on women"; "Who has
opponent? Andre the Giant."
* Mona is Ms. Madness
* He is 46 years old.
* Calls himself the
real "Big Sexy", if ya smell what the Macho Man is cooking
(ok, he didn't say it
* Slim Jim sales went
through the roof when he joined them 7 years ago.
* Blamed Gorgeous
George's "exposure" on Nitro on Ric Flair.
* Macho then took "The
Fish Quiz", which is naming as many underwater creatures
as you can in 15
seconds. He got 6. Flair had gotten 13. Heenan had named
* Jon Stewart, who was
appearing next on the station, came in towards the end
and lended a little
humor, calling himself "the original Slim Jim packed with
135 lbs. of dynamite".
Reported by Al Isaacs
The 5/6 Thunder did a
2.8 rating (with a 4.6 share).
Reported by Dave
The main story coming
Japan is that Gen'ichiro
Tenryu's new tag team
partner is Magnum
Tokyo. WAR announced that they have made an offer to WCW
getting Bill Goldberg
for their 7th anniversary show to face Tenryu in a J-1
Rikidozan Title match.
The request was made to WCW and Goldberg's agent (still
no word on their
Reported by Zach
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Below we are proud to
present Chris Jericho's latest commentary to his fans,
found at his official
THC-Shakedown in Shantytown
R.I.P. Rick Rude
R.I.P. Steve Chiasson
Well, I hope you're
all rockin and preparing for a great and relaxing summer. I
myself have been
healing up the old wheel, which is finally starting to feel
somewhat normal again.
I go to the doctor next Tuesday and he'll give me
another verdict. I
predict another two weeks from this date, until I can come
back. I hope at least!
The doc told me that its better to break an ankle than
it is to sprain it.
Well at least I can walk normally again, except in the
morning when I have to
So in the interim, I
returned to my home town of
Winnipeg. I had a great time
visiting my friends
and family. The highlight of the trip was joining my dudes
THC onstage for a mini
concert! THC is on the verge of getting a record deal
and they kick major
buttinski!!! In the near future, you're gonna see me and
the boys doing Iron
Maiden's "Trooper" on this page in video form as well as
from the gig. Stay tuned!
The playoffs have been
hard hitting and entertaining as usual. The
was the most exciting so far. Go Leafs Go!!!
I've actually had a
chance to watch some of the Monday Night wars during my
recovery time and I've
made some relevant observations over the past week that
influenced my thought process. Stay tuned for a major
on this site very
I had the pleasure of
hanging out with Sebastian Bach in NY last week. I was
able to fix him and
his son up with some wrestling tix and it was hilarious
hanging with the guy.
He's a loaded gun to be sure. We had acouple of laughs
invasion of his stage last year in Red Deere, AB, when I
Youth Gone Wild with
him. Best of luck in his future solo career!!
The movie of the week
is Go. Kind of a Pulp Fiction light, very entertaining
and out of
chronological order, but cool.
Congrats to my buds
Neil on his upcoming nuptials, March and Shan on their new
addition and once
THC for being the best
unsigned band in Canada.
If you live in
Vancouver make sure to check
out my bud Dr. Luther's band
also making his triumphant return to
Japan next week.
Thanks to Mummer for
doing the vid clip and for the awesome Darth Maul figure,
Adam Blitzstein for
the CD's and to Metal Blade records for the CD's as well.
I went deep sea
fishing the other day with some friends including Cyrus from
ECW. I caught 11 fish
including grouper and grunt and Cyrus tossed his cookies.
Top entertainment!!! I
also visitied the ECW locker room when they came to
Orlando. It was a blast
seeing my old pals like Paul Heyman, Lance Storm, Jerry
Lynn, Justin Credible
and RVD himself. Good to see the company is getting
stronger every day!
Watch for another cool
announcement coming soon, regarding the band!
God bless you guys and
be good to one another!
ROUNDING THE SQUARED
MAY 7, 1999 - FT. LAUDERDALE,
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The program began with
a clip from last weeks program of the match between Lance
Storm and Tommy
Dreamer, with Tammy Lynn Bytch (TLB)
and Francine getting
involved. The match
was won by Dreamer and he was subsequently attacked by
Justin Credible, Jason
and The Sill Nameless Afro-American Female (who has been
called 'Jazz' by
many). Complete details are available in my ECW TV Report -
April 30, 1999, on my
We next saw Francine
on the beach wearing about one-half of a very skimpy bikini
and looking double
fine. Writers note: Sable, Gorgeous George, et al, eat your
hearts out. Francine
TLB, who she said was not,
and will never be Beulah,
that she is going to
show her just how Hardcore she can be at Hardcore Heaven
(HH), ECW's next PPV,
May 16, 1999.
After the ECW opening,
Fearless Joey Styles was at the announcers position and
gave the card for HH
(by my count that is the 2,365th time he has given it). The
Main Event will be for
the ECW Championship, with Taz (C) meeting Chris Candido.
Joey reviewed last
weeks attack on Taz by Candido and said now Taz will not
beat him but will kill
Candido. Are there any doubts who Joey is picking? Once
details are available in my April 30, 1999, ECW TV Report.
Back to the beach
where Cyrus The Virus was wading and polluting the Atlantic.
He talked with The
World's Dumbest Wrestler, Steve Corrino, who earned his
by telling Taz, he
could beat him without breaking a sweat. Actually he is The
Wrestler because he is still alive and breathing after doing
it. Cyrus told Corrino
that "he now has a lot of heat and balls" after saying
that to Taz. He then
called Corrino the "mastermind" behind Candido's attack on
Taz. Note to Corrino:
Keep listening to Cyrus and Taz will kill you. Once again
proving he is The
World's Dumbest Wrestler, Corrino listened to Cyrus and said
he would have handled
Taz if it hadn't been for his "appendix problem" and said
that's why he had
Candido fill in against Taz a few week ago. As he half cried
and half whined,
Corrino called Candido a "trouble maker" and said he really
"loves Taz." I don't
think that's going to save his @$$. Cyrus did his best to
set Corrino up.
We next saw Judge Jeff
Jones in the parking lot of the arena waiting to speak to
Taz when he arrived.
Taz drove up and Jones approached him. He asked Taz about
Candido's attack on
him last week. Beware Jeff. Taz smiled and said that was all
part of the game, that
he was training hard and would do his best against
Candido at HH. He said
he wasn't angry at what Candido had done. What's going on
here? A new and
Politically Correct Taz? Taz was all smiles as he started to
walk away. He turned
immediately around and applied The TazMission on Jones and
told him to tell
Candido everything he is feeling it now, and that Candido
feel it ten times as
much. Jones tried to plead but was being choked out. Taz
showed compassion as
he released the hold. Compassion Taz style that is, as he
then stuffed Jones
into the trunk of his car, slammed it shut, left him there
and went into the
arena. Now that's the Taz we all know and hate.
Taz went directly to
the ring which was still being set up. The back of his
electronically blanked out. As Taz started to talk, a worker
setting the ring up
approached him and told him he needed about ten more minutes
and if Taz would go
back to his locker room, he would come and get him when the
ring was finished.
This guy qualifies for The World's Dumbest Ring Man. Taz
him he would be only
too happy to do that and started to leave. Taz turned
around and nailed him
with the ECW Title Belt knocking him colder than Tao's
heart. He then lifted
the poor jerk's head and asked him what he thought about
Candido. He answered
his own questions with "Wrong Answer" each time and punched
the unconscious guy
for every "wrong answer." He ended it by telling Candido
"Beat me if you can,
survive if I let you."
There was a commercial
for the ECW Hotline with a teaser that Rupert Murdoch and
the Fox Network had
approached Vince McMahon with an offer to buy the WWF.
Joey said that the
Main Event tonight will be Justin Credible v. Jerry "The New
F'N Show" Lynn.
The first match was
picked up in progress (is there any other way in ECW)? It
was for the ECW TV
Title, pitting Rob "Mr. PPV" Van Dam (C) (RVD) v. Bubba Ray
It was taped in Queens, NY and was the match that was coming
the ring as last
week's program ended. D-Von Dudley, Sign Guy Dudley, Joel
"There has to be more
than 50 head in the herd, I'm just getting started"
Gertner and RVD
Manager Bill "Fonzie" Alfonso were at ringside.
BBR punched RVD
and followed up with a
Shoulder Block. RVD came back with a Victory Roll and
tried for a pin. He
then applied an Arm Drag and kicked away at
BBR in a corner.
BBR Irish Whipped RVD in the
far corner, charged it after him, but ate RVD's
boot. RVD then hit a
Monkey Flip and went for a Drop Kick, but got caught in the
air and put into a
Dudleyville Crab. At this point we went to a commercial.
we got back,
BBR hit RVD with a Pile
Driver on the Tag Team Title Belt. He then
threw the Belt on
RVD's prone body. RVD staggered to his feet and
him. In a defensive
move, RVD ducked and
BBR went over his back, and
top rope to the floor.
BBR started to get back in
but RVD kicked him and he hit
the guard rail hard
and went over it and into the crowd. What would an ECW match
be if it didn't go
into the crowd? RVD then hit one of his patented unreal
from the turn buckle
BBR in among the third row
fans. He was as beautiful a
swan dive as Greg
Louganis ever did. The action went back to the ring and RVD
BBR with a Body Slam,
followed by a Side Kick off the top turn buckle and
went for a pin. After
BBR kicked out, RVD kicked
him and hit him with a series
of punches, a Snap
Mare, a Tumbling Senton Splash, and again tried for a pin.
After another series
of punches and kicks,
BBR came back with a big
Slam and after a
reversal of an Irish Whip, tried for a pin of his own. More
punches to the head by
BBR, an elbow to the face, an
Elbow Drop from the middle
turn buckle, more
punches and were followed by
BBR whipping RVD into a
BBR charged in and once again
he ate RVD's boot. It appears that BBR
played hooky the day
they taught "Charging The Corner 101." A chair was thrown
BBR and RVD went for The
VanDaminator but BBR ducked out of the way. BBR hit
RVD with a Driver on
the chair stunning him, but he was able to kick out of a
BBR went to the middle turn
buckle but got caught there and
pounded with a series
of punches. He then hit a Bubba Bomb off the top buckle
and both men were
BBR recovered first and once
more was unsuccessful at
BBR blasted RVD across the
back with the chair and then hit a Slam on the
chair. He went for but
missed a Dudleyville Jam on the chair, that would have
surely ended the match
had he hit. RVD took full advantage as he hit The
VanDamintor. As the
Fat Lady warmed up, RVD hit a Five Star Frog Splash that had
to look to
BBR like a 747 landing on
him. The pin was academic.
D-Von came into the
ring and faced out with RVD. Fonzie came in. RVD and D-Von
went at it exchanging
punches. RVD kicked D-Von several times.
BBR got up and
destroyed RVD with a
German Suplex It was 2-on-1 and the crowd broke into a
chant of "Sabu." Joey
said that Sabu will be suspended if he comes to the ring.
He has been ordered to
take time off to allow his fractured jaw time to heal.
RVD fought back but
got hit with a combo belly to-back Suplex / Hangman's Neck
BBR and D-Von.
Jerry Lynn stormed in
and it appeared he was going to help RVD, but turned and
nailed RVD with a pair
of chair shots to the head. Lance Storm and Justin
Credible raced in.
There was chaos in the ring. Sabu finally came to the ring
and began cleaning
house. Fonzie nailed Sign Guy and put him on a table at
ringsdie. Sabu then
hit one of his wild leaps over the top rope and put Sign Guy
thru the table. The
action in the ring was wild as there was fighting going on
all over. Storm and
Credible fought with The Dudley Boyz from the ring out to
the floor. Sabu
watched them go at it and then leaped onto all four of them
the top turn buckle.
RVD was left alone in the ring. He went to the top turn
buckle and hit an
insane Somersault Plancha onto the pile, which was quite a
distance from the
ring. That got us an "Oh, my G-d" from Joey ... finally.
Winner - Rob Van Dam -
Retains ECW TV Title
Joey gave us the card
for HH again!! Time No. 2,366 (unofficial count).
The next match was the
Main Event, pitting Justin Credible, accompanied by Jason
and Jazz (I am going
to use her name even though Joey keeps playing dumb), v.
Jerry Lynn. Credible
took the mic and told Lynn he had a "flashback" to last
summer when he "kicked
the crap out of you" and asked that he put up his TV
Title shot. Lynn said
"I'm the New F'N Show and will punk your @$$ out like the
bitch you are." With
that the match got underway. Lynn began fast with a bundle
of punches. After an
exchange of punches, Credible was sent to the floor and
into the guard rail,
and then over it to meet the crowd. Lynn launched himself
from the ring over the
guard rail onto Credible. Back in the ring, Lynn pounded
Credible and snapped
his neck on the top rope, and again threw him into the
guard rail. As Lynn
worked Credible over on the floor, Jason got involved and
allowing Credible to throw him into the guard rail. Jazz
over and got involved.
Back in the ring, Credible punched and kicked Lynn and
tried for a pin.
Credible kept up his offensive and hit The Outsider's Edge
again went for a pin.
Credible and Scott Hall are buddies. He then threw Lynn to
the floor as Jason set
up a table from the apron to the guard rail. They put
Lynn on the table, but
he slipped off before Credible could nail him. They
then Credible hurled Lynn into the guard rail again.
landed a long series
of Chops. Back in the ring Credible hit a Snap Mare and
applied a Headlock
from behind as he held Lynn on the mat and was able to rest
as he did so. Lynn got
to his feet and used his elbow to break the hold. He
Rolled Up Credible but
couldn't hold him for the pin. Credible came back with a
Sidewalk Slam and went
for a pin. He followed with more Chops. They both tried
for an Abdominal
Stretch that ended up with Lynn tossing Credible over the
rope and thru the
table set up earlier. As Lynn came off the ropes intending
leap out onto
Credible, Jason hit him in the back with the Singapore Cane.
Credible came back in
and was handed a chair. He blasted Lynn with a Spike DDT
onto the chair and
went for a pin. He Rolled Up Lynn and still couldn't get a
pin. Lynn came back
with a Power Bomb and he tried for a pin. He followed with a
Shoulder Block and a
Hurricanrana. Jason came in to prevent a pin and Lynn
hammered him with an
Inverted DDT. Jazz came in and hit several kicks to Lynn's
face and head. Lynn
had enough and decided Jazz was no lady, so he nailed her
with a Pile Driver.
Credible got back in the ring with the Cane. After smacking
Lynn with it, he hit
him with an Inverted DDT and went for That's Incredible.
Lynn blocked it,
delivered a Pile Driver and pinned Credible for the win.
Winner - Jerry Lynn -
Will face Rob Van Dam at Hardcore Heaven for the ECW TV
Lance Storm and
TLB hit the ring. Storm
jumped Lynn. Tommy Dreamer came down and
hit Storm with a
Clothesline and went for a Pile Driver on
TLB. Storm blocked it
and clocked him. He
held Dreamer up and
TLB slapped him in the face
TLB. They left Dreamer in the
middle of the ring and hugged Credible as the
IS THE WWF A TREND?
Written by reader:
Danny Hehmann (Edge_18)
I think the point that
the writer of "When wrestling is no longer wrestling" was
trying to make is that
once casual fans that watch the WWF for entertainment are
gone, what's left?
What I mean by that is
that since last year the WWF has gone up 75% in viewers,
yet only 20% out of
the 75% were WCW fans. So the rest are casual fans who
jumped on the WWF
bandwagon because its the next "cool" show.
Now that's all fine
and dandy, and I have no problem with new fans. But, Vince
is catering his whole
show to bring in casual viewers. He is thinking about now,
and not the long term
future of his product.
Look at past "cool"
shows such as Ren & Stimpy, Beavis & Butthead, South Park,
etc. Those shows
became a hot commodity, but once the hype and controversy
so did the shows. Now
what is Vince going to do when a new "cool" show comes
along, and his show
loses its hype. He is going to be stuck with some longtime
wrestling fans, who
are ticked off at the entertainment based show, and move on
to WCW. All I'm saying
is that the ratings may be huge now, but when this
downfall comes he's in
MAY STAY IN WCW
Written by reader:
I personally believe
that Jericho may stay in WCW. Why? Simply because he
loves to wrestle. His
main reason for going to WCW was the possibility to
wrestle in New Japan.
In the WWD, he would never go to Japan, and he would
5 minutes in a match
for the WWF. I believe he will stay in WCW for the
possibility of facing
foreign talent and being able to wrestle for longer than 5
minutes, and not just
get over for a Shawn Michaels look-a-like.
BAM BAM AS A HORSEMAN
Written by reader:
Bam Bam is a good
choice for the Horsemen. He has size, power, strength, and
even speed and skill.
He is everything the Horsemen need if they want someone
new. As a matter of
fact, everytime I have ever seen him in person to get
autographs he is
always wearing pricy suits, just for autograph sessions.
LUGER & THE HORSEMAN
Submitted by reader:
Andy Laudano (Hitman-Andy)
I think I know who the
next Horseman will be!
1) Ric Flair loves
having a beautiful valet for the Horsemen - especially if
someone he's fueding
2) Traditionally the
4th slot is held by a big man
3) What ex-Horseman
was seen on Nitro, dressed up in a suit (like a Horseman)
with an ex-Horseman
valet on his arm, about to have a press conferance? The
answer... "The Total
Package" Lex Luger!! After all, with Nash & Hogan
face his only other choices are...
1) Turn face too ...
2) Hang with the only
man with a bigger ego than himself - Big Pappa Steroid
3) Join the Black &
White loser squad
The Horsemen is his
only real choice! This also puts him & Liz directly in line
for a major high
profile feud with Randy Savage & Georgeous George! There you
have it - at Slamboree
- Lex Luger - the once and future Horseman!
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