Issue # 349
Monday October 11th, 1999 9:13 pm
The Wrestling Booking Sheet
WWF Raw is Report - October
Hosted by Jim Ross,
Jerry Lawler, and Michael Cole
Live from Atlanta,
By Joe De Leon at:
• Vince McMahon came
out and said it was great to be back in Atlanta.
He introduced Triple
H's Heavyweight Title opponent for the No Mercy
PPV, Stone Cold Steve
• Stone Cold Steve
- Stone Cold Steve
Austin said for the last two months, he had seen
Triple H come out in
what seemed like he would beat on Jim Ross
everytime. He called
out Triple H to get it on then and there. Triple H
came out and said he
didn't care about the near 40,000 people calling
him an asshole. Triple
H said said
Austin knew in his heart that
(Austin) couldn't beat
him. Triple H went down to the ringisde area. He
shoved Ross twice. He
then turned around to at
Austin, at which point
Ross nailed Triple H
with his fan.
Austin then went to the
go at it with Triple
Austin beat down Triple H
around the ring,
he called Ross to the
Austin let Ross get in a few
Triple H. Chyna made
her way down and took a shot at Ross.
knocked her out of the
ring. When Triple H made his way to the back, he
and Chyna challenged
Austin and Ross mater for
later in the night.
Austin accepted, while Ross
• Backstage, bulldogs
were shown in a cage.
• Backstage, Mankind,
with a Rock 'n' Sock Connection jacket, waited
for The Rock's
• Mr. Ass (w/Road
Dogg) defeated Crash Holly (w/Hardcore) with the
- In the beginning,
Road Dogg gave a shout out to Droz, followed by the
usual New Age Outlaws
introduction. Mr. Ass quickly took the win with
Afterwards, Hardcore nailed The New Age Outlaws with the
• Backstage, Mankind
was interviewed by Michael Cole. He said that
maybe he made a
mistake and maybe he didn't when he hit The Rock with
the chair. He said
that later in the night, The Rock would either put
up or shut up.
• Backstage, Terry
Taylor interviewed The British Bulldog. Bulldog said
he didn't know what
the bulldogs were in the arena for, but said he
would backfire on the
person who was responsible for them.
Connecticut, Michael Hayes
interviewed Stephanie McMahon, along
with Shane. Hayes
asked for Stephanie's condition, after suffering
amnesia. She said she
was fine except for headaches. She said she feels
she let people down
since she couldn't have the wedding. She said
Andrew was so sweet,
but she could barely remember anything with him.
Shane told her it
wasn't her fault.
• Backstage, the
bulldogs were shown again.
• Backstage, Mankind
continued to wait for The Rock. He was attacked by
The British Bulldog
and Val Venis.
• Ivory defeated Mae
Young by Disqualification, to retain the Women's
- As the match went
on, The Fabulous Moolah ran in and attacked Ivory.
Young was out cold
after Ivory hit her with the Women's Title belt.
• Backstage, Mankind
was shown. The Rock was on the phone and said he
didn't care about
• A limousine pulled
up and Sexual Chocolate came out with a female.
• Terri Invitational:
Christian and Edge vs. The New Brood went to a
- A great high-flying
match. When Edge got thrown out, Matt Hardy went
to the top rope and
did a moonsualt onto the outside on Edge. Christian
then nailed Matt with
a plancha. Edge followed with an over the top
rope flip, both teams
were then counted out.
• Backstage, The Rock
arrived in his limousine.
• Backstage, Kevin
Kelly interviewed The Rock. The Rock mimmicked Ric
Flair, Macho Man, and
Hulk Hogan's quotes and then did his. Mankind
then popped into the
picture and said The Rock should respect him
enough to tell them
what is the deal with their team. They started
arguing. Vince McMahon
said the both would have to get along, because
they would take on Val
Venis and The British Bulldog later in the night.
• Backstage, X-Pac
told Kane not to come down to ringside in his match.
• X-Pac defeated
Faarooq (w/Bradshaw) with the X-Factor.
- Bradshaw got up on
the apron and held X-Pac for Faarooq, but X-Pac
moved and Faarooq hit
Bradhsaw. X-Pac then caught Faarooq with the
x-Factor for the win.
The Acolytes double teamed him, until Kane came
out. He was hesitant
to enter the ring. But after more punishment on
X-Pac, Kane made the
save. X-Pac was not happy.
• Jim Ross left to
prepare for his tag team match with Stone Cold Steve
Austin. Michael Cole
took his place.
• Backstage, Mankind
cleaned up all the poop from the bulldogs and
placed it on a tray.
• Backstage, Mark
Henry was with his second sex therapist. She said
that later on, he
would experience some drastic measures.
• The Headbangers
defeated Chris Jericho and Curtis Hughes with the
- Chaz and Glenn Ruth
officially made their return as Mosh and Thrasher
of The Headbangers. As
the match went on, Chris Jericho and Curtis
Hughes got in a fight
Jericho knocked out Hughes
with a punch and
left. The Headbangers
then finished off Hughes with the Stage Dive.
• The Godfather
(w/about 25 ho's) defeated Mark Henry with the Ho Train.
- After The Godfather
nailed Mark Henry with the Ho Train, he rolled
him up for the
victory. Afterwards, Mark Henry had fun with the ho's.
His sex therapist, who
was watching in the backstage area, was
• Backstage, Triple H
said that Jim Ross better be ready for the match.
• Backstage, a
tear-eyed Big Show was sitting in his locker room. D-Lo
Brown asked what was
wrong. Big Show said his father had terminal
cancer. D-Lo said if
Big Show needed anything, to let him know. Big
Show thanked D-Lo and
asked for some time alone.
• The Big Show
defeated The Big Bossman by Disqualification.
- After The Big
Bossman hit The Big Show with the nightstick several
times, the referee
disqualified him. Al Snow came in and took out
• Stone Cold and Jim
Ross vs. Triple H and Chyna resulted in a
- Stone Cold Austin
and Triple H brawled all over the arena, while
Chyna pounded on Jim
Ross in the ring.
Austin was beating Triple H
a concession stand and
threw him into a "Ice House" stand. In the ring,
Chyna Pedigreed Ross.
She was about to lay in more punishment, until
Jeff Jarrett came down
and nailed Chyna with it. Miss Kitty brought
down a laundry bin.
Chyna was taken away. In the backstage area,
Jarrett rolled the bin
off a rampway.
paramedics tended to a bloody Chyna.
• The Rock 'n' Sock
Connection vs. The British Bulldog and Val Venis
resulted in a
- All four men brawled
all over during the match. Mankind went into Val
Venis' pants and
grabbed out Mr. Rock. He tried to put it on him, but
Venis ran away with
Mankind running after him. The Rock then brought
the dog poop into the
ring, and Rock Bottomed The British Bulldog onto
it. It appeared The
Rock was going to hit the People's Elbow, but he
left to his music.
• Backstage, Triple H
attacked Stone Cold Steve Austin.
recovered and threw
Triple H into his locker room where a snake was
left by his face.
By Fritz Capp (afcapp)
King Of Reporters -
Round One saw a lot of
people bite the dust. The cream rose as it
usually does and now
it is time for Round Two of the King Of Reporting
contest being held at
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for your favorite
reporter. The following are the current matchups.
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David Tyler VS. Robert
Calvin Martin VS. Too
Bob Ryder VS.
Fritz Capp VS. Ricky
Steve Gerweck VS.
Dave Scherer VS. Steve
Marc Middleton VS.
Micasa VS. JC Hitman
Zach Hickenbottom VS.
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Kirk Huffman VS. Marco
Ray Kim VS. George
Jason Riner VS. Mikey
Troy Menke VS. Brian
Joe De Leon VS. Mike
RUSSO & FERRARA'S
EFFECT ON WCW
Written by reader:
That Hogan has been
the greatest star of his generation is undeniable.
That he has done more
for, and to, the game than almost anyone is
There's not that many people who could generate
the kind of
controversy Hogan did during his championships. But
really, Hogan has no
future in WCW and should have no future. Don't
get me wrong, I like
him. its hard not to. But the basic fact is
he's pushing 50 and
looks it. There comes a time when one has to hang
up the trunks and call
it a career and Hogan has passed it.
Same with Flair and
Piper. Flair looks like he's being groomed to take
over the Executive
spot in WCW, and Piper always has his things going.
Of all the people of
their generation only Savage still has any real
life going in the
ring. Savage actually reminds me of Terry Funk,
he'll retire the week
after they hold his funeral services. He'll be
109 and in a
wheelchair and challenging Flair's grandson to a cage
match. But I digress.
Hogan and Flair are great, but its time to let
But as far as Russo
and Ferrara go, I've been paying attention to all
that's been said about
them, good and bad, and I'm beginning to wonder
if their joining the
WCW was really a good idea. I've especially been
paying attention to
Jim Cornette's views on the subject, and I tend to
agree with him.
I'm something of a
wrestling purist, I like my wrestling, and as bad as
WCW has gotten I still
contend that that's still their strongest point:
The pure technical
talent they have. Oh, they do need quality writers
storylines, no denying that. But are Russo and Ferrera the
ones to do it? I don't
think so. They don't have any respect for
technical wrestling. For them its all the show, and the
tackier and raunchier
the show the better.
They don't like the
over-40 crowd, which includes some of WCWs best
technicians, and they
don't like the Luchadores and Japanese wrestlers,
again some of the best
pure talent. Oh, they'll bring in the numbers
and they'll use all
the younger talent,
but the pure quality
will be lost. Last week on Smackdown I watched
Val Venis open up his
fly and pull out a sock with the Rocks face on
it, and I saw a mud
wrestling match between Ivory and Miss Kitty where
the winner won by
ripping the top off her opponent. Is this what Russo
and Ferrera will be
bringing to the WCW? Are they going to "improve"
WCW by taking away the
talent and showing this kind of trash? I feel
very sad if it is.
THE WOMEN OF THE WWF
Written by reader: TJ
In reference to Miss
Epting --I read your article and I am very
unpleased to say that
I totally agree with you.
Being a female fan of
wrestling sure as hell ain't easy; there's the
criticism, the sexist
remarks and degrading roles that the female
wrestlers take and
that we must endure. Most of the female wrestlers I
never had a care for;
Ivory looks like she needs to go back to the
retirement home, Debra
needs to crawl back into the coffin of silicon,
Miss Kitty is a
disgrace and Sable...yuck. The only decent woman in
the WWF I found was
Tori; but even she has lost most of my respect, due
to her attempt to come
out into the ring with Ivory...topless.
Chyna seemed like a
woman who would go far in the WWF; but what does
the WWF do? Oh no, we
can't have women breaking history, we can't have
woman actually doing
what the people want; what sense would that make?
I thought that women
of the wrestling type could rely on Chyna for a
performance; I've only found that she seems to be the
underdog, the imp of
What the WWF pulled on
SmackDown! was totally inappropriate and
The sexual references
on the show has become so uproarious that GUYS
themselves to grabbing other guys' crotches. Admitting to
an addiction to sex.
Sleeping around with the "whore" of the WWF and
fighting for her
pleasure. Has the WWF *really* resorted to
to get better ratings?
All I can say is, good
luck WWF; even the majority of your fans can see
through your mud caked
lens...good luck. I appreciate your
and hope only the best for your plastic surgeons.
-- T.J. --
BENOIT & MALENKO
Written by reader:
Mohsin Khan (mqkhan)
I think Chris Benoit
and Dean Malenko are tremendous athletes that give
it their all when they
wrestle. They give the action, they have good
matches with the likes
of Bret Hart, Booker T, Eddie Guerreroand many
others. But to go as
far to say they are main event status I have to
disagree. The thing
about main event wrestlers is that they don't need
to know how to
wrestle. They can go out there give Irish Whips and Leg
Drops and they will
get cheered more than Chris and Dean.... Why????
Well, they are
When people see Benoit
and Dean they change the channel to RAW because
they are not familiar
with them that much. They know Hogan and Sid
Vicious. They know
Goldberg. That is why the ratings go slightly up
in the main event
Chris and Dean are
great wrestlers but internet reporters keep bashing
WCW for not putting
them up the main event status. With Russo and
Ferrara in WCW look
for Benoit and Dean to be pushed up as soon as
their tour of Japan is
over. This doesn't only go for Dean and Benoit,
this goes for
Guerrero, Booker T, Saturn.
In my mind WCW is
doing a pretty good job with Benoit. Trust me, he is
not ready for that
main event push yet. WCW will build him up; Billy
Gunn has been in the
WWF for 6 years and he hasn't found the IC gold.
It will take some time
for Benoit to feud with Goldberg, Flair, and
many other. Please
give it some time…
Written by reader:
Wow! 30 minutes of
pure wrestling! That is something of a rarity in the
wrestling world today.
For those of you who missed the 10/4 Nitro,
which is vastly
improving week by week, I am speaking of the 30 minute
match that Bret Hart
and Chris Benoit poured their hearts into in honor
of Owen Hart's memory.
No flashy entrances, no wild pyros, no trash
talking, no hatred or
extensively hyped build-up, just two of the best
workers of the decade
putting on a show not only for the fans, but for
I truly believe they
are both satisfied with the show they put on, and
they sure worked hard
at it. In the end they were exhausted. No doubt,
wrestlers and personel
were backstage 3 watching eagerly as their
friends and colleagues
put on what has to be the hardest fought and
matches in quite some time. Some
may say it was slow,
but that is what a true wrestling match is: a
culmination of ring
technique and a psychological wearing down of your
opponent, and that is
what we saw. That is what wrestling is all about.
Nitro had a lot of
that. Malenko/Rey Jr. was great, Kidman/Juvi was
great as always,
Psychosis/Disco was also a good match and so was
DDP/Bagwell. While one
fed is wrestling based and one is sports
personally am a fan of the wrestling itself. Sure,
storylines add some
spice and make things more interesting and
essential for the show to be enjoyable, but one thing:
what do these angles
and storylines ultimately build up to in the end?
That's right, a
wrestling match. That is the reason we buy PPVs.
Granted, I too like
some of the skits and interviews and such, but what
really makes you ooooh
and aTriple Hh is the wrestling itself. That
separates who can
'walk the walk' since many 'talk the talk', which in
itself is an aquired
talent and is much needed to get the point of the
fued across and make
the character seem complete.
In closing I would
just like to end on the note that for this fan, what
I witnessed Monday
night between Benoit and Hart is what makes me
wrestling. It allows me as a fan to immerse myself in the
energy of the
competitors and become part of the action. This truly was
a classic and I was
glad to be able to watch it. I always welcome any
comments or criticism,
as long as they are coherant. Please feel free
to email or
AIM me at
qwiksand or ICQ me at 23708702. Thanks
for reading. Take
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