Issue # 324
Friday September 24th, 1999 2:14 pm
The Wrestling Booking Sheet
Reported by Dave
The ratings for the
evening of September 23 are in, and once again, the
WWF had a great night
while WCW's was less than stellar. Smackdown did
a strong 4.3 broadcast
rating (with a 6.9 share). It was down a little
from last week, but
still a good number. Thunder did a 2.2 cable
rating (with a 3.4
share). Really, when you think about it, staying
over a 2.0 for WCW
against Smackdown really is not that bad.
LAWLER CHARGED WITH
September 24, 1999
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jerry
Lawler, pro wrestler and candidate for mayor,
was indicted Thursday
on charges of running over an airport officer's
foot after she wrote
him a parking ticket.
Lawler was charged
with reckless endangerment, punishable by up to two
years in prison.
Officer Camille Pegues
said she ticketed Lawler's vehicle in March
because it was left
unattended in a no-parking zone.
Lawler said the
officer was nowhere near his van when he drove off.
Lawler is one of 15
candidates in the Oct. 7 race for mayor
Q & A DEBUTS!
By Nate Pelley (TWI
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this section is all
Have you always
wondered how many Ultimate Warriors there have been?
Who did Shawn Michaels
face at Wrestlemania VIII? Who managed the
Heavenly Bodies? Of
course the answers are one, "El Matador" Tito
Santana, and Jim
Cornette! Now do you have any other questions? Send
all wrestling related
Q: Do you have any
information on D'Lo Brown before he entered the WWF?
What was his ring
name, did he win any titles? Thanks.
A: D'Lo Brown began
his career in Smoky Mountain Wrestling in 1994,
working as "Head of
Security" for then tag team champions The Gangstas
(New Jack and
Mustafa). Brown had a few matches in SMW, but never rose
above mid-card status.
Afterwards, D'Lo traveled to
Independents for a
while, and worked all over the
Midwest and Great
area. In 1995, Brown captured the Heartland Wrestling
becoming the first (and only) person to win the
thereafter, Brown was signed by the WWF as an "extra" in
the Nation of
Domination. He retired the HWA title, and went on to
become the star he is
now in the WWF.
Q: What ever happened
to the tag team The New Breed from the NWA (now
WCW), and who were
A: Wow, someone has
been digging back into the obscure past for this
one. I believe the New
Breed consisted of Sean Royal and Firebreaker
Chip, but I could be
wrong. Firebreaker Chip still does
Indies as of
about a year ago, but
I have no idea where Royal is nowadays.
Q: Did the Italian
Stallion ever win a title? Whatever happened to
Man Mountain Rock,
Bertha Faye, Mantaur, & Teckno Team 2000?
A: The Italian
Stallion (I am assuming you don't mean J.T. Smith
here) held the PWF
title on and off for most of the 90s, feuding with
Man Mountain Rock worked a
WCW Saturday Night taping
earlier this year
using his old name "Maxx Payne," but haven't heard
from him since. Bertha
Faye, the former WWF Women's Champion, is out of
the business as far as
Mantaur still wrestles
from time to time, and he recently worked a show
Nebraska. Teckno Team 2000
now is in WCW, as Troy and Travis are now
known as Erik Watts
and Chad Fortune.
Q: Is the former
United States Champion from
Syria, The Sheik, still
wrestling? I heard
that he is still wrestling at the age of 72. Is
A: Yes, the Sheik, is
indeed still active from time to time at his
advanced age. The
hardcore legend competes infrequently in
Q: When did Savage and
Liz marry, and when did they divorce? Thanks.
A: The "Macho Man" and
Elizabeth married in the mid to late 80s I
around 86 or so. Of course, they had their "public"
wedding at SummerSlam
91. They divorced in September of 1992.
Q: What happened to
Duke "The Dumpster" Drose, and did he wrestle under
any other names, if so
what are they?
A: Duke the Dumpster
is back in his native
Florida working Indies
again. He has used
several names in career, but "The Garbage Man" is
the one you'd most
likely know. I believe he might also have a training
Q: What does "BMF"
stand for on
A: Bad Mother... well
I'm sure you can guess.
Q: Was Ernest "The
Cat" Miller ever on American Gladiators?
A: To my knowledge,
no, the Cat was never on the show.
Q: Where is Nailz? And
what is real name? Thanx.
A: Nailz is another
guy who is completely out of the business, I
believe. His real name
is Kevin Kelly (and no, not the Kevin Kelly who
now works for the
Q: Me and my friend
(we are fairly young) he's like 10 and I'm 13 and
we learned all the
moves (how to fake them) and we are planning to
start a like Backyard
promotion, like nothing big, it won't be inside,
we have a friend with
a giant backyard (bigger than the school gym they
had a show in I went
to) we are going to get like a ring and like some
seats and that leads
me to my question: How much would a ring cost to
make or does the WWF
sell old rings they don't use anymore?
A: It depends on where
you get your ring. Rings can cost a several
hundred bucks, or you
have rent them as well. Danny Davis is one of the
premiere ring builders
Midwest, so depending on
where you are
from, you might look
to buy or rent one from a local promotion.
Personal Note: I can't
speak for the rest of the Booking Sheet staff,
but I personally do
not advocate backyard wrestling. its always best
to be professionally
trained before attempting any of the moves you see
on TV or in person.
Q: Did Debra McMichael
& Steve McMichael get their divorce after she
was brought to the
world of wrestling or before. If it was after, did
the Jarrett angle have
anything to do with it? (not did she have a
thing with Jarrett,
but did she take the gig to get away from Mongo)?
A: Debra and Steve
divorced after she got involved in wrestling. Her
turn on Mongo did
coincide with the divorce, as a matter of fact.
Q: Back in the late
80's, all of the talent from Memphis began to go to
on Friday night's for the World Class/USWA shows,
but the World Class
talent stayed & performed as well. Back then, I
knew nothing of the
behind the scenes goings on in pro wrestling &
didn't know that Kevin
Adkisson (Kevin Von
Erich) had sold his stock in WCCW to Jerry Jarrett
until an article had
run in the "Dallas Morning News"
regarding this matter.
Then a couple of months later, there was a
news story in the same
paper that said that Kevin had filed lawsuit
claiming breach of contract, since he did stay on to
work the show to keep
the name of established talent for the local
fans. Do you know
whatever became of that lawsuit, if anything did
because USWA shortly
pulled out of Dallas after the lawsuit was filed?
Sorry for the long
A: Good question. And
honestly, I don't have a good answer for you. I
would assume that
since the USWA did pull out of Texas (and later even
got rid of the Texas
Heavyweight title they had, more or less merging
it with the USWA
Southern title during Brian Christopher's reign in '92
where he carried both
belts around in a red wagon) that there was some
kind of mutual
where the USWA would
back off, and all legal charges would be
Q: Was Golga from the
Oddities John Tenta? If so he must have lost a
lot of weight because
Golga wasn't as big as Earthquake or any other of
A: Yes, Golga was John
Tenta. He did look like he had lost a lot of
weight, considering he
used to be announced at 468 when he was
Earthquake and so on.
As Golga, he looked to be down around the 400
Q: When did Sunny
start to manage
LOD and when did they turn
Where they called
LOD 2000 the last time they
won the title?
LOD became LOD 2000 the same
night Sunny started managing them; the
night of Wrestlemania
14. The last time they held the belts (fall of
'97) they were still
the Legion of Doom, and they lost the belt to an
upstart team at the
time, known as the New Age Outlaws.
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WHAT CONSTITUTES A
Written by reader:
All the heel turning
angles that have been happening in the
wrestling world got me
to thinking, what makes a wrestler a good heel?
Is it someone who
makes us sick to our stomach with just his entrance
alone(Ernest "The Cat"
Miller)? Or is it someone who we want to see get
their a$$ whipped
every time they set foot in the ring (Ernest again)?
Or is it someone who
hasn't accomplished one damn thing in his career
but talks like he
has done that and much
more? (You guessed it, Ernest Miller) Or maybe
its someone who all
the internet magazines want to see get kicked out
of wrestling (Ernest).
Now I don't like The Cat myself, but I've come
to realize that even
though he is the silliest character in wrestling
today, at least you
hate him all the way, unlike most of the heels
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TNN : Are they sorry
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Vince McMahon :
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Written by reader:
Trevor Crenshaw (LanceHavoc)
The following events
are my predictions for the WWF's latest Pay Per
Unforgiven. How did I come to these conclusions?
Smackdown pretty much
gave it all away.
The WWF offered up its
first true masterpiece last year at the 1998
Survivor Series. The
weeks leading up to the Pay Per View set the
stage. In terms of
storyline, the event delivered like no other in
history. Now we are on
the verge of what I believe to be the WWF's
Unforgiven has the
potential to be one of the best Pay Per View
events of 1999. Now
when I say this, I mean in terms of storyline.
Like the 1998 Survivor
Series, the weeks leading up to this event set
First you have Triple
H. He has been antagonizing the WWF's top names.
He even went as far as
"crossing the boss" Vince McMahon. Then, you
have Chyna, who has
been positioned to take on Jeff Jarrett for the
title. You also have Kane who is constantly being
distracted by the
welfare of X-Pac. Then there is the British Bulldog
who is now in the "Six
challenge and is a new
ally of Triple H. (On a side note, The Rock
should never wrestle
Helmsley when there is a special guest ref
officiating the match.
First HBK, now the Bulldog screws the people's
champion.) The final
piece to this puzzle is the reformation of the
New Age Outlaws.
If you can't guess
what I'm getting at, then let me spell it out for
you. D-Generation X
will return at Unforgiven. The New Age Outlaws
won the WWF Tag Team
Titles at Smackdown. All the while, Michael Cole
was talking about how
the Road Dogg and Mr. Ass have been at each
other's throats for so
Who could be the one
that got them back together? Triple H is my prime
suspect. If you
remember back to Smackdown, Helmsley was to wrestle
the Rock and Mankind
in their respective "specialty matches". What
better way to soften
up The Rock and Mankind then to send the New Age
Outlaws after them?
Chyna will make
history on Sunday night by not only being the first
woman to compete for
the WWF Intercontinental Title, but to also be the
first woman to win it.
Why do I say this? Well, in order for the
reformation of DX to
have impact, its members must control the gold.
The Outlaws with the
Tag Titles, and Chyna with the IC strap is just
Now we move on to the
mystery factors. Where does Kane fit into this
picture? Will X-Pac
stab him in the back and cause him to be
eliminated from the
"Six Pack Challenge"?...Or will Kane join his
"little buddy" in the
new DX and help Hunter win the title once again?
Who was the person who
jabbed Mankind with a pipe to knock him off of
the second tier in the
boiler room to help Triple H advance? Maybe it
was Shawn Michaels,
Shane McMahon, or even the boss himself Vince
McMahon? For this to
be a true masterpiece, Vince McMahon would have
to join the new DX.
Why? Because this will all have to be a master
plan that he has been
working on since his departure to get back at the
referee, Stone Cold Steve Austin. Plus
wouldn't it be great
to see Vince give a crotch chop and overact as he
says the words "Austin
I've got two words for you....SUCK IT!"
As for the "Six Pack
Challenge", you can pretty much guess by now who
will come out on
top...none other than Triple H.
What's to happen after
Unforgiven? I'd guess that DX will claim both
the Hardcore Title and
the European Title. With possible new members
such as the Bulldog
and Kane, this would not be a stretch. Look for DX
to rule the WWF for
the next several months. Strangely enough, this
should coincide with
reformation of the nWo
over on the other station...Hmm...
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By Cindy Barnes (wrestlebabe316@xxxxs...)
Hello Everyone! Missed
you all last week! Took some doing, but I'm
back!! I'm changing my
format a little, so bear with me! Got a lot of
ground to cover, so
First, I have to start
off with an apology to STING. I called him a
JOBBER in my last
column and boy was I wrong! Obviously he did not
to Hogan and made the
biggest change he ever made in his career by
turning "Heel" There's
just one thing, Sting should not trust LUGER as
far as he can throw
him! Hanging with DDP isn't going to do a whole
hell of a lot for your
its that time of the
year again folks/ladies! its time to pick The
Professional Wrestler of the Year. Here are this years
1.Shawn Stasiak aka
Meat - This second generation wrestler is excellent
at tongue wrestling
(ask Marianna) and is built 10 times better than
2. Test - Steph has
EXCELLENT taste! Looks great in Black Leather,
takes 2nd in the
posterior to Mr. Ass. (Last years winner)
3. The Rock - The Rock
HOT!! Has an amusing
personality to boot!!
4. Big Poppa Pump aka
Scott Steiner - King of Boldness and Brashness!
The ladies LOVE the
hook up! (Except Kimberly, but look who she
5. Val Venis - Yes
ladies - The Big Valboski made the list this year.
Since that GTV scene
with Big Show, Val has grown on Wrestlebabe. The
ability to make me
laugh is important in a man!!
So there they are:
Write-ins will be accepted.
Here is The
Oct 2nd West Virginia
(Still waiting for details)
Oct 3rd Washington, PA
Pancake Skate & Whirl 7pm
Oct 8th West Mifflin,
PA Carousel Lounge 9pm bell
Oct 9th Ft.
Washington, PA Expo Center 8pm bell
If you live in the
area, go to one of these shows!
The wrestlers at these
shows are the FUTURE of wrestling!!
Mike is a reckless
Foley type that is exciting to watch! Vader, King
Kong Bundy, Superfly
Snuka are wrestling in these type of Independent
shows too. The
atmosphere of these shows is much more imtimate! I go
to them every chance I
Chris Benoit goes from
being US Champ to TV Champ. Loses to a guy who
can barely wrestler
and beats a guy who is probably one of the best
technical wrestlers in
WCW that is almost twice his size. Chris has
the patience of a
Sid is the US
Champion. A total miscarriage of Justice. Goldberg will
be the next US
Champion. Every week Goldberg he gets better and better!
He's totally intense!!
Has anyone been
watching Shane McMahon lately? Boy, can he
has he been working
out with? Edge maybe?
The New Age Outlaws
are the Champs again!! There's hope for DX!! I am
THRILLED!! I'm not so
thrilled about the rift this caused between The
Rock and Mankind! I
LOVE these guys together! They are the Abbott and
Costello of the WWF!!
Taker/Bubby has been
doing more talking than working. Bubby displays
qualities by delegating the dirty work to his
crew. He looked
HOT at Smackdown last week in
his bandana, black jeans
and green tinted
shades! Guess he's going to take some time off? Who
knows with all the
twists and turns in these storylines. Got the
feeling he'll be at
The feud that's
brewing between The Dudley's and The Acolytes is
awesome. It seems like
the Acolytes hate ECW wrestlers as much as
Jerry Lawler. I don't
think the Dudley's are going to go away as
quickly as Public
Double H - Hardcore
Holly is not a masochist any more. He's more
sadistic now as he
demonstrated Monday Night. Shattering wake up call
on the Bossman's head.
Bossman is not a happy camper right now!
I'm going to start a
new segment in my column called
"HEEL of the Week" The
winner will be the SOB I get
the most complaints
Farewell to EBB and
probably the "Demon" gimmick for
Brian Adams. My guy is
in LIMBO again.
Would someone please
ask Sid or Savage who was driving
that GD Hummer! They
better not say Sting or Luger or
Kanyon - Join The
Revolution, PLEASE!! You are a lost
soul! Being in The
Revolution would give Kanyon a
Boy oh boy, you can
tell those "SCABS" weren't picked!
This strike has been
going on for 2 weeks, think
happen soon. Steve Lombardi aka
The Brooklyn Brawler
is the best of the Scabs, Tom
Pritchard or Harvey
Wippleman tie for the worst.
Enjoy The Weekend and
"I looked into your
eyes and my world came tumbling down"-GH
A father is a man who
expects his son to be as good a man as he meant
to be. -Frank Clark
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