Issue # 339
Tuesday October 5th, 1999 5:25 pm
The Wrestling Booking Sheet
RATINGS FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER
Reported by Dave
1st Hour n/a 3.6
2nd Hour 5.9 2.4
3rd Hour 5.9 2.6
Composite 5.9 2.9
The classic Bret
Hart/Chris Benoit tribute match did quarter hours of
2.5 & 2.8,
disappointing numbers considering the quality of the match.
Reported by Dave
ECW on TNN (10/1) 0.7
WWF Livewire (10/2)
WCW Saturday Night
WWF Superstars (10/3)
WWF Sunday Heat (10/3)
NITRO 10/4 TAPE
A reader of ours,
Jeff, needs a copy of the 10/4 Nitro from
If any of you have a copy, please let him know at
ROUNDING THE SQUARED
"WELCOME TO MONDAY
SON OF RAW"
"IF YOU CAN'T BEAT
THEM, JOIN THEM"
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The sudden change of
employers for Vince Russo and his protege Ed
Ferraro from the WWF
to WCW portends major changes in the way WCW
programs will be done.
The Bean Counter In Charge (BIC) decided that he
had a better idea than
his predecessor. Rather than raid the talent
from the WWF, he would
raid the head writer and his closest aide.
Having already said he
watched and liked RAW, The BIC now has the man
for the WWF's turnaround from a moribund entity
to the thriving
company it is today.
What does this mean
for WCW? Russo is known to favor younger wrestlers
(under 40) and for
providing viable story lines and angles for
everyone, not just the
top tier. Should he follow his successful
formula in WCW, it
bodes ill for the likes of Hogan, Flair, Piper and
Dirtbag. It also
doesn't seem like it will give people like Hart,
Douglas, Nash and
Hall, who are approaching or in their 40's, a warm
and fuzzy feeling. It
seems like it will be good news to the younger
and so far unpushed
mid carders. People like Benoit, Saturn and Kidman
might finally get the
recognition they so richly deserve.
How will be treat The
Luchadores is another question that comes up.
Noting the lack of
Mexican wrestlers in the WWF could mean their time
in WCW is limited.
If Russo continues his
successful formula and is allowed to push the
envelope as he was in
the WWF, there will be major changes in what we
see on WCW's programs.
In the WWF, Russo was a proponent of the
"Hollywood Style" of
wrestling and of Sports Entertainment. Should he
go that direction, it
will have a major impact on the fans as well.
Those that favored the
product that WCW had been presenting will be
losing what they liked
best about WCW, wrestling as opposed to Sports
Entertainment. It will
also leave ECW as the only major Federation
The impact on the WWF
promises to be dramatic. It will be virtually
impossible to replace
someone with the creative talents and work ethics
of Russo. They will
have a major void to fill. If they are to retain
their position as the
leading wrestling organization, they are going to
have to find someone
who can fill his shoes. It won't be easy. Perhaps
there are people on
the staff at the WWF ready to step in. Russo was
known as a man of
integrity, leaving because he felt there were no
challenges left for
him at the WWF. He has stated that money was never
an issue. That tracks
with most creative geniuses; they thrive on
financial reward. I doubt he would just up and leave,
leaving McMahon and
the WWF in the lurch. Whoever takes over his spot
will have to hit the
road running. Russo said he wrote the
version of RAW, but there was no mention of anything beyond
A positive sign can be
found in recent remarks made by Chris Jericho.
He said that "he knew
his role for the next three months." That gives
the creative team at
the WWF a bit of breathing room.
However it shakes out,
Russo's defection is the most significant one
ever. He says he has
been given complete control of WCW television. How
much more important
could a job be? Where he takes WCW and what his
move means to the WWF
promises to make the future exciting. Will we be
watching RAW and Son
of RAW compete against each other on Monday Night?
Will Russo come up
with an entire new concept? Will NITRO be cut down
to two hours, or even
moved to another night so it isn't head-to-head
with RAW. Ditto for
SmackDown. How will
the WWF fare without Russo? Stay tuned, it looks
like we are on line
for a "E" ticket ride.
WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW
By Rick Phelps (wrestleric)
New Age Outlaws vs.
Kane/X-Pac vs. The Hollys vs.Acolytes
At one point, X-Pac
refused to tag in Kane, wanting to prove that he
could hang with the
big men without any help. As Kane chokeslammed
nailed X-Pac with the "clothesline from hell" to gain
the win for the
Winners: The Acolytes
--A clip was shown of
the British Bulldog throwing a trash can
Stephanie McMahon) at the
UK pay per view, Rebellion,
followed by a clip of
him powerslamming Chyna. Davey Boy then told the
Jersey that there were too
many women in the WWF and they did
not belong there. The
Bulldog said he didn't care about his country,
U.S. or the people, only the
WWF title. Chyna then stood on the
ramp and challenged
the Bulldog to a match.
--Mankind was telling
the Rock (who was paying absolutely no attention
because he was on his
cell phone) that they should break up the Rock n'
Sock connection and
that he thought the Rock would be all right. The
Rock finally put down
his phone to ask Mankind who he was talking to.
Mankind left and the
Rock told whoever was on the other end that
Mankind was "half
interviewed Test live from a
hospital. Test said
Stephanie McMahon was suffering from post
and that Stephanie does not recognize him.
--The Fabulous Moolah
and Mae Young were in the back attacking Ivory,
ripping her clothes
--In the back, Mankind
was telling Stevie Richards that he could see
the pain in The Rock's
eyes and that it hurt him to see the Rock
feeling so low.
The New Brood *Round 2 of the Terri Invitational*
The winner of this
best of five matches between these two teams will
win the services of
Terri and $100,000. Edge and Christian won their
after Edge speared Matt Hardy in mid air.
Edge/Christian via pinfall (Take 2-0 lead in the Terri
--X-Pac challenged the
Acolytes to face he and Kane in a four corners
elimination match at
--Triple H took center
ring and asked Jim Ross to join him in the ring,
promising him that he
would not attack him. In an exclusive interview
that J.R. conducted
with Steve Austin last Friday,
Austin said that he
may not be medically
cleared to wrestle, but he will be at No Mercy to
gain revenge on Triple
H for what he did to him at SummerSlam.
Triple H asked Ross
what he thought
Austin thought of him. Ross
saying, "He thinks
you're an a$$hole". Ross then told the world
champion that he
thought he was a " sorry, low down, S.O.B." Triple H then
clotheslined Ross and
continued to beat on him (while taunting him with
his own phrases like
Slobberknocker) until officials broke it up.
--Jeff Jarrett agreed
to team with Ivory to face Mae Young and the
--Mankind was seen
with two starts from G vs E, a show which he will
appear on Sunday
(along with Brett Wagner).
versus Fabulous Moolah/Mae Young
Jarrett was supposed
to wrestle in this match, but he pushed Kitty into
the arms of Moolah and
then joined the broadcast team. Moolah rolled up
Miss Kitty for the
win. An angry Jarrett put Kitty in the figure four.
Moolah/Mae Young via pinfall
--GTV picked up Droz
puking in D'Lo Brown's bag.
--Mankind took the
ring flanked by G vs E stars Chandler Smythe and
Henry McNeal. Mankind
said that he did not like having his testicles
grabbed when he was an
alter boy and especially not by Val Venis. The
Rock then made his way
to the ring. Mankind said that he didn't want to
be known for his past
accolades but for his rededicating his career
tonight to the Rock n'
Sock connection. As Mankind was trying to
convince the Rock
(alot of comedy relief at this point) that they
should stay together,
Chris Jericho interrupted. Jericho, in an
indirect way, said
that he thought the Rock might be a little gay. At
this point, a fan
dressed like Jericho tried to get into the ring but
was taken down by
Mankind. After squabbling back and forth, the Rock
challenged Jericho to
--In the back, the
Dudley Boyz attacked Stevie "Dude Love" Richards and
British Bulldog versus
The Bulldog was
disqualified when Jarrett hit Chyna over the head with
a coffee pot. The
Bulldog then threatened to Powerslam Chyna to the mat
if Triple H did not
grant him a title shot. Triple H did not shown and Chyna
Winner: Chyna via
--The Dudley Boyz
claimed that they did not steal the Rock's jacket,
instead, they found it
in a trash can.
Mankind versus Stevie
Richards (Dude Love) versus Dudley Boyz
Val Venis lured
Mankind away from the ring with Rocko. As Mankind was
putting out an
interfering Venis with the Mandible claw, the Dudlyz hit
the 3d on Richards for
Winners: The Dudley
Boyz via pinfall
demanded that the Bulldog come down and make an apology
to Stephanie McMahon.
When he refused, McMahon challenged him to a
fight. The Bulldog
The Rock versus Chris
Jericho w/Curt Hughes
The match began with
Hughes sneak attacking the Rock. There was a lot
of interference by
Hughes in this match. In the end, the Rock prevailed
after a Rock Bottom on
a chair followed by the Peoples elbow. The Rock
was then attacked by
the Bulldog. A fight ensued until the officials
broke it up. The
Bulldog tried to leave but was kicked and then thrown
back in the ring by
Winner: The Rock via
Knights of the
By: Senor Diaper (BGPapaPOOP)
HOLA mi AMIGOS!!!!!!!!
Well, my stench ridden
friends, Senor Diaper has been out of action for
quite a while and has
finally made a return visit to the Wrestling
Booking Sheet. Let me
tell you, drinking too many cervesas will cause
a man to wind up in a
pool of something that resembles Hogan's
Pretty stinky indeed!!!
My friends, Senor
Diaper was overjoyed at the possible return of the
the great Hall and Nash brought a poop to my
diaper as I thought
fondly of the great CLIQUE. Hall, Nash, and the
great HBK made a trio
of fun and excitement. The trios backstage
hijinks were as great
as their in ring performances. All hail the
After last nights
programs, Senor Diaper has made a few observations:
1. Lex Luger.
Instead of being the
"Total Package" he should be known simply as
2. DDP's mic work.
Words...words.....words... Senor Diaper says "Shut up!!!!"
By the way,
DDP actually stands
for Disgusting Dirty Pampers.
3. Stephanie McMahon
getting hit with a garbage can. That was funny.
SEPARATED at BIRTH.
1. Shane McMahon & Cha
Chi from Happy Days. They both are Fonzi's
2. Scott Hall & Ricky
A pair of greasy booze
3. Scott Steiner & Mel
One is blonde the
other is bald, but both are as smart as a soiled
4. Goldberg, Steve
Austin, & Kojak.
All too lazy to comb
5. West Texas Rednecks
& The Dukes of Hazzard.
One got Daisy, the
other Boss Hog.
Quote of the Day: " If
the diaper doesn't fit, OJ must be hungry". ---
IS RUSSO A THREAT TO
THE IN RING PRODUCT?
Written by reader:
Kevin Bryce (KevinBryce)
I really do now fear
for WCW. Vince Russo has stated many times that
he does not care about
in-ring action, he just cares about mad angles;
he is the reason I
don't watch the WWF)
I think Malenko, Bret
Hart, Benoit, Guererro, the Luchadores, and the
rest of the genuine
wrestlers will suffer, as there matches will become
shorter and most
matches will end with a screw-job finish.
Could someone please
tell me why wrestling in America has got so bad?
(ECW is the only
promotion that cares more about in-ring action). In
NJPW & AJPW, there are
no stupid angles. The promotions are built on
AJPW has not had a DQ or screw-job finish for 5
years, WCW and the WWF
couldn't go 5 mins without a run-in.
I know WCW is going to
get really bad, so I expect to see Benoit,
Malenko, and Eddie
Guererro back in there rightful home, New Japan
Pro-Wrestling. I would
also love to see Bret in Japan, as they respect
-Kevin Bryce, London,
P.S. For all the
"purists" out there, order a tape called the best of
Chris Benoit. It has
classic matches from Japan, including Beniot v
Owen Hart in NJPW.
(Brilliant match up - pure technical wrestling!!!)
Written by reader:
I feel the need to
comment on the TAZ/ Austin thing. First Austin
should not refuse to
work anyone. I think he has let this go to his
head. If his neck is
hurt then he should pursue other avenues. Billy
Gunn has not made it
as a main-eventer because he has had some attitude
issues to deal with.
Billy Gunn, like Triple H, may be the future of
the Heavyweights. I
also find it very humorous that everyone feels TAZ
is going to be a super
big star in the WWF.
First of all the WWF
will have to deal with TAZ's tremendous ego. I
have a feeling
everyone will be shocked at the TAZ roll. The Dudley's
are duds right now due
to them having to tone things down. So don't
look for this
tremendous push into the WWF Title for TAZ. The WWF
already has a future
successor to Austin ..... and that is The Rock. I
think everyone is in
for a real shock with this TAZ coming to the WWF.
Wait and see.
Written by reader:
Everybody is saying
that Jeff would not be able to make as World
Champion in the WWF
and my question is this, why do you say that?
Before Triple H became
The World Champion, people called him a
mid-carder for life.
Now he the World Champion.
Austin is drunk with
power. Austin refuses to job cleanly to anybody,
such as at Summerslam.
Putting Jarrett over would have been a great
push for Jarrett, who
is getting over as a heel perfectly. He is the
second best heel next
to Triple H. Remember, Jarrett is a former NWA
Champion and USWA
Jarrett can put on a match like in the past against the
likes of Shawn
Michaels or Scott Hall.
Austin is the number 1
star in the WWF, or at least he thinks he is.
Everyone knows The
Rock has way more popularly then Austin and if you
notice or not, people
are not cheering Austin as much as they used to.
The Rock and Jarrett
put on a good match. So I wish everyone would give
Jarrett a chance.
ISPW on November 12th,
at Lincoln High School in Jersey City, NJ in
action will be: King
Kong Bundy, The Head Shrinkers, Afa The Wild
Whipwreck, "Flyboy" Rocco Rock, Ace Darling, J.R. Ryder,
Flash Wheeler, Matt E.
Smalls, Glenn Osbourne, "Sure Thing" Ryan Wing,
"The Psycho" Derek
Domino, "Samoan Storm" Afa Jr., Bobcat, Harley
Lewis, and more! WE
ARE ALSO CLOSE TO SIGNING ONE
OF THE HOTTEST ACTS
IN THE BUSINESS TODAY!
THIS "COUPLE" CAN STILL GIVE 100 PERCENT,
THIS DANGEROUS DUO
WILL HOPEFULLY BE SIGNED IN THE UPCOMING DAYS.
This will be only 1 of
5 shows for the ISPW November Neckbreaker Tour
99'; for further info
please visit the ISPW website at:
http://www.ISPWwrestling.com or E-mail them at:
Wrestling will be returning to Thomavsille, NC this Sat.,
night Oct. 9th, at the
National Guard Armory (off of National Highway),
In the main event,
Jimmy "The Boogie Woogie Man" Valiant returns to
the The Masked Assassin. In other matches, "For
Total Control of New
Dimension Wrestling", The Dirty White Boy with
managers Chris Cruise
& John Hitchcock will lock up one on one with a
wrestler to be determined by Executive Committee
Member Chris Plano.
The original scheduled opponent Beastmaster Rick
Link was suspended
indefinitely from New Dimension Wrestling this past
weekend and will be
replaced in Thomasville this Saturday night.
Plus you will see,
Otto Schwanz, Cham Pain, King, Nite-Stic Eddie
Brown, Chilly Willy,
Toad, Mike Gunner, Brute Shooter, Fuego Dimente,
Tim Sells, over 20 NDW
Wrestling superstars to appear.
Jimmy Valiant will be
holding autograph sessions this week throughout
Thomasville at the
following locations; Thursday at Ingles Supermarket,
Friday at Winn-Dixie
Supermarket, and Saturday at Westchester Flea
Advance tickets are
available at Southwest Expressions (Archdale), Hix
Insurance Center (High
Point), or at the armory the day of the show.
For information, call
the New Dimension Wrestling hotline at
336-882-4921 or on the
worldwide web at
The staff of The
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Columnist: Rick Phelps
Columnist: Josh Hewitt
Columnist: Tom Misnik
Columnist: Nate Pelley
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