Issue # 407
Monday November 22nd, 1999 8:41 pm
The Wrestling Booking Sheet
WCW MONDAY NITRO
Appy of The Wrestling Booking Sheet ©1998, 1999, 2000
LIVE FROM: AUBURN HILLS,
By Rick Phelps (wrestleric)
Jeff Jarrett entered the
arena and said that he was the chosen one and
he would take matters into
his own hands.
Bret Hart took center ring,
reviewing what has happened to his life in
the last year, thanked the
fans, and offered Goldberg a title shot for
Starrcade. The Outsiders then
poked fun at the "Canadian Hero", and
challenged the Hitman and
Goldberg to a tag team match later in the
night. After the Hitman
agreed, Jarrett hit the ring, laid out Hart
with his guitar, took the
belt, and said that he was the chosen one.
In the back, Curt Hennig said
he would keep his word about retiring but
said the "Powers That Be"
could not keep him from saying good-bye to
the friends he has in WCW.
Konnan told Kidman that he
and Eddie Guerreroneeded to settle their
--Tony Marinara told two of
his henchman that he wanted them to bring
the Disco Inferno's head on a
--Elizabeth watched on a
monitor as the Total Package told Vince Russo
(since Liz is under contract
to him) that she would face Meng later in
the night. Luger later told
Liz that she needed to learn a lesson.
Kidman/Konnan (c) versus
Creative Control *Tag Team Championship*
Kidman left K-Dogg alone to
attack Guerrero in the back, who was seen
on the Jumbo Tron having a
little "hanky panky" in the back with
Torrie. Creative Control then
took advantage, gaining the tag team
belts after a side suplex.
Winner: Creative Control (New
Tag Team Champions)
--Bret Hart told Mike Tenay
that he knew it was going to be tough when
he became the champ. Goldberg
told the champ that he should take care
of Jarrett while he takes on
the Outsiders. When Mike Tenay pointed out
that it would be a handicap
match, Goldberg said "not necessarily."
Jarrett later told Tenay that
he would win the world title tonight.
--Spice told new Nitro girl
Sky that she needed to get used to the new
Nitro girls because the Nitro
girl match would still happen.
--Curt Hennig and Buff
Bagwell embraced as Hennig told him there were
no hard feelings and that he
felt he would carry the business on his
--Norman Smiley (sporting the
new WCW hardcore belt) was destroyed by
Fit Finlay when he was
bragging about being the best hardcore wrestler
--The Outsiders told Tenay
that the riot squad gimmick backfired, but
said that Goldberg must be
nuts for wanting to face them in a handicap
--Disco Inferno wore a mask
to avoid the henchmen who were buying gold
from Chavo Guerrero Jr.
--Much of what happened in
the back tonight was accompanied by the
Maestro playing the piano.
Evan Karagias (c) w/Madusa
versus Perry Saturn w/Aysa
During this match, Brad
Armstrong, wearing 60s attire, walked around
the ring with a sign saying
"Hell No, I wont go". He also insisted that
he be called Buzzkill.
Karagias submitted to the rings of Saturn. The
women began fighting, but
Winner: Perry Saturn via
--Kidman said Guerrero
hitting on Torrie was going to far, and then
challenged him to face him in
Vampiro versus The Wall
The bodyguard was dq'ed when
Berlyn interfered and hit Vampiro with a
chair. The two then almost
got into it, but the Wall walked away. The
Misfits then challenged Steve
Williams to get into the ring, who
destroyed the Misfits, but
was knocked out of the ring by Vampiro.
Winner: Vampiro via
--Liz was shown locking
herself in a cage.
Bret Hart (c) versus Jeff
Jarrett *World Title Match*
Jarrett may have stolen the
belt, but the Hitman got it back by pinning
Jarrett after Dustin Rhodes
knocked Double J out with the world title.
Winner: Bret Hart via pinfall
(Retains World Title)
--Tony Marinera yelled at his
men, who were singing to the Maestro's
--Luger told Liz that if she
did not get out of the cage that he would
have it lifted and put in the
ring. Sting then refused to help Liz out
of her situation.
--Tony Schiavone announced
that Arn Anderson had some cracked ribs and
was in the hospital. He then
said that the "Powers That Be" were not
aware that Anderson was an
agent for WCW and sent him his walking
papers in the hospital.
Kidman w/Torrie versus Eddie
Torrie tried to stop this
match from the get go. The Revolution
attacked Konnan, and slammed
his hand between the steps and the ring
steps. Guerrero took the
match with a frog splash while K-Dogg laid on
Winner: Eddie Guerrerovia
--Jeff Jarrett interrupted
(wanting to know why they were not there for
him when he got beat by the
Hitman) the "Powers That Be" as the new tag
champs were being told to
find Hacksaw Duggan and find out who was in
the limousine outside. Luger
directed a forklift towards the cage Liz
--Against the better
judgement of Sky, Spice said that she had to face
Tygress, because Tygress
blames Spice for all of the problems with the
Meng versus Elizabeth
Luger was put down with the
Tongan Death Grip when he tried to offer
Meng the key to the cage
(that was lifted all the way to the ring).
Liz was DQ'ed when Sting hit
the ring and repeatedly smacked Meng with
the ball bat.
Winner: Meng via
--Goldberg was seen talking
to someone in the back while the limo still
sat outside of the arena.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan dropped the aluminum cans
he was carrying to sit down
next to the Maestro to play "chopsticks."
Disco Inferno versus Lash
Leroux pinned Disco after the
whiplash, who was distracted by Marinara
and his boys, who pounded
Disco after the bell. Lash then cleared the
ring with a chair and put
Marinera in the sleeper hold. They then put
him in a body bag, until the
thugs chased them away.
Winner: Lash Leroux via
--As an annoying car alarm
was going off, Creative Control were
explaining to security that
they needed to find out who was in the limo.
--Russo told Duggan that he
needed to clean every inch of his personal
bathroom with a toothbrush.
Duggan used the "boss's" toothbrush instead
to clean the toilet.
Tygress versus Spice
After a mild catfight, Nitro
girl Sky, who acted as if she was trying
to help Spice, knocked her
out with a makeup kit. The referee had
already stopped the match,
due to Spice being raked in the eyes. (She
could not continue.)
Winner: Tygress via decision
--Meng told Mike Tenay that
Sting stuck his nose where it did not
belong and challenged the
Stinger to a match.
--Curt Hennig told the fans
thank you (to a standing ovation), but
could not say anything else,
as he was so choked up.
--Roddy Piper hit the ring
and said that the new writers wrote T+A into
the program because they can
not get any. The "Powers That Be" then cut
off Piper's microphone, who
went to the back and told Russo that he was
ruining his sport, and that
Russo was a figment of his own imagination.
Russo then told Piper to join
Flair and Hogan in the retirment home and
told Piper that he would
fufill his contract...as a referee.
Buff Bagwell versus Booker T
Creative Control interfered,
going after both competitors. Curt Hennig
then entered, acting as if he
was going to hit one of the twins.
Instead, he struck Bagwell,
pinned him with the fisherman's suplex,
while one of the twins
counted Bagwell out. Midnight and Booker T then
cleared the ring.
Winner: No Contest
--As Sting was telling Mike
Tenay that Meng was out of control, Liz
interrupted to offer her
managerial services. Sting emphatically said
Aysa w/Perry Saturn versus
Madusa w/Evan Karagias
Surpisingly, Aysa won this
match with a leglock submission hold.
Winner: Aysa via submission
--Dean Malenko told Tenay
that it made him sick that he had to watch
two Canadians fight for
American Gold at Mayhem. He then said he would
set the Canadian flag ablaze.
Chris Benoit versus Dean
Malenko *International Flag Match*
Malenko won the match when he
captured the Canadian flag. The
Revolution then attacked and
were about to burn the CANADIAN AND
AMERICAN flag when Bret Hart
stopped them. Benoit and Hart then waved
the CANADIAN AND AMERICAN
Winner: Dean Malenko
(Retrieved Canadian Flag)
--As Hennig and Creative
Control stood by, Juventud Guerrera tried to
offer the boss some tequila.
The boss tasted it, spit it on Juvi and
then ordered Creative Control
to go get his TOOTHBRUSH.
Sting versus Meng
In what could be considered
an upset, Meng put the Stinger down with
the Tongan death grip, after
Sting turned his attention to Luger, who
was on the floor.
Winner: Meng via pinfall
The Outsiders versus
Much to the surprise of
everyone, Sid came out to be recognized as the
mystery tag team partner. In
the end, Nash dropped an elbow on the back
of Sid's head, who was
pinning Hall after a powerbomb. A mass of
security hit the ring to
break up the melee.
Winners: The Outsiders via
ECW ON TNN RATING
Reported by Dave Scherer at:
The 11/19 edition of ECW on
TNN drew a .09 rating, with quarter hour
shares of 0.9, 0.9, 1.0 and
THE ROSS PARODY
Written by reader: Clarissa
I have a few comments to make
on the Jim Ross Parody that was done on
Nitro. I have taken
particular offense to it since I have the same
condition as Jim Ross (Bells
Palsy). I got it when I was thirteen and
I'm now twenty-two and I
still have the side effects from it. For
example, I no longer have a
full smile, I now have a crooked smile that
I don't like showing in front
of a camera.
When I saw what they did on
Nitro I was disgusted. I've been watching
wrestling for seventeen years
and I've never seen anything like that
and I can't believe that they
would go so low just to get ratings...
I mean I've heard the stories
about Jim Ross about he's a brown-noser
and a backstabber. If any of
those rumors are true so be it but to get
back at a man through his
disability is just wrong...If I were Jim Ross
I would sue the WCW for
allowing that to be shown on Television....
Steve Appy responds:
I agree with you that
including Bells Palsy in the parody was mean
spirited and in poor taste
(and it reflected badly on all involved).
From a legal standpoint,
though, satire & parody are legally protected
forms of expression. For
better of for worse (and I think its better)
cruelty, negativity, and
being a rotten person is not grounds for
LIVE MAYHEM NOTES
Written by reader: Joe Cheng
I went to WCW Mayhem at the
Air Canada Center in Toronto, Here's some
Let it be known before hand
that Canada for the most part is WWF
Country. The Air Canada
Center was not sold-out. They brought down
some fans from the nosebleed
sections to fill the seats. On that note,
the WWF was in town the night
before and nearly sold out the Skydome.
Doug Dilinger and of his
workers were handing out various shirts and
ready-made signs to the
people near the front row.
Goldberg seemed somewhat
annoyed during his I OUIT MATCH. I don't
think he's used to getting
booed so much by the fans (if you heard any
Goldberg cheers they were
dubbed in). Speaking of which, I don't think
the "I OUIT" match went
according to plan. I was expecting a good
match to rival the
AUSTIN/HART match at WM but it only lasted a few
minutes. From what I saw, I
believe SID did actually pass out. I think
Goldberg might have goofed on
his submission hold because SID looked
hurt after the match. It took
SID a while to get up and when he left
the ring, he walked back
Curt Hennig got one of the
most surprising receptions of the night.
The fans in Canada still
remember Henning's glory days in the WWF as
Mr.Perfect and gave him a
nice standing ovation at the end of his
match. The crowd chanted
"PERFECT PERFECT" during and after the match.
I honestly don't think Mr.
Perfect errr..Curt Hennig has been cheered
this way since he left the
WWF. Henning looked pleasantly surprised.
Norman Smiley was surprising
over. The crowd really got a kick out of
Smiley's shrieking and
That whole bit with the FAKE
J.R aka "Oaklahoma" was stupid. The fans
didn't really appreciate it.
After Dr. Death destroyed Vampiro, he
climbed the ringpost a-la
Steve Austin and tried to drink Oaklahoma's
special sauce like it was a
can of Steveweiser. Pretty dumb.
The crowd went silent on two
occasions (don't ask why):
1) When Bret Hart had Lex
Luger in the sharpshooter
2) When DDP came out to
rescue Kimberly. No one gave a hoot about DDP.
Loudest chants during the PPV
you might or might not have heard on
television (in no particular
-Many ROCKY chants before and
during the show. Pretty funny.
-WE WANT BRET and BENOIT
chants for obvious reasons.
-BORING chants during the
-GOLDBERG SUCKS and "SID SID
SID" chants during the I OUIT MATCH.
-PERFECT chants during Curt
Henning's retirement match.
Hot matches the crowd was
-Benoit vs Jarret
-Hart vs Sting
-Hart vs Benoit
-Parts of Smiley's Hardcore
Restroom break matches:
-Disco vs Karagias
-Luger vs Meng
-Vampiro vs Beryln (Chain
1) Bret Hart
2) Curt Henning after his
4) Scott Hall tied with
5) Kimberly tied with
Former WWF Stars the crowd
really wanted to see but weren't there:
1) Ric Flair (a lot of
"Whoo's from the crowd)
2) Hulk Hogan
3) Randy Savage
While it wasn't a WWF
experience by any means, Mayhem was a cool
experience. It was great
seeing Bret Hart win the WCW World Title for
the first time.
Steve Appy responds:
I've actually been pleasantly
surprised by the Goldberg/Sid series of
matches. Prior to their
Halloween Havoc match I can only recall one
singles match involving Sid
that I even enjoyed (the HBK/Sid 1996
Survivor Series title
While I wouldn't call the
Goldberg/Sid matches "good" I would say that
they exceeded expectations,
which has to be enough.
I will say this: the day that
Sid is ever involved in a singles match
as remarkable as the
Austin/Hart's Wrestlemania 13 "I Quit" match is
the day that the little I
understand about this business is proven to
THE BEST OF THE BEST
Written by reader:
I must admit, I was torn
between who I would have liked to see win the
WCW Heavyweight title. The
creative team couldn't have picked 2 more
deserving wrestler's. Once
again we were treated to a fine match with
technical skill and
determination by two of the finest wrestlers in
federation ... EVER!!!
I know some people may
disagree with me. You don't have to like either
of them...but you have to
respect both of them. Bret Hart and Chris
Benoit have always brought
both class and professionalism to this
sport that we love, even when
the angles and scripts seem to be getting
slightly out of hand.
I realize that both these
warriors have been in this sport for a while,
but after seeing the match at
Mayhem...I know they both have plenty of
fight in them. I look forward
to many more great matches like that in
the future, and I know that
the "Hitman" and the "Crippler" will never
let us down.
RUN-INS IN THE MAIN EVENT
Written by reader: Kevin
Once again WCW have another
run-in finish to a WCW Heavyweight Title
match. The WWF and WCW Titles
do not mean anything, and there is
prestigious about them. I know there are certain
wrestlers out there who
refuse to JOB clean because their ego's are so
big, but I know Benoit would
never refuse to JOB clean.
This means Russo and Ferrara
are doing what they do best – killing off
These 2 clowns are going to
make WCW smut TV, and personally I do not
like it. There is no way I am
going to watch Juventud Guererra
participate in a sick
immigration angle, see him date a Trans-sexual.
This is sick stuff and should
have nothing to do with wrestling.
Unfortunately this is just
the start of things, and worse is to come!!!
There is only 1 major
Wrestling Promotion in the States, and that is
-Kevin Bryce, London
Steve Appy responds:
While the Hart/Benoit match
could have done without any outside
interference, the finish was
clean. All of the interference occurred
earlier in the match and was
not a factor in the finale. Hart & Benoit
were the only participants in
the outcome and it was handled fairly
well (the time constraints
being my only objection).
THE ROOTS OF THE DDT
Written by reader: Leo Burke
DDT stands for Drop Dead
Twice. Jake Roberts and I met when he was a
part of Legion of Doom,
consisted of Hawk, Animal, Buzz Sawyer, Paul
Ellering, and of course, Jake
Roberts (the most feared and respected
member of LOD) in Georgia
State. He won the National Heavyweight
Championship from Abdullah
the Butcher, thanks to Buzz Sawyer. It was
bloody but excellent.
Written by reader:
'Hello, our names are Ed
Ferrera & Vince Russo..' ...and this week on
the 3 hour Nitro, we'll be
feeding our egos.
Apparently, I, along with the
rest of the wrestling fans in the world,
were under the wrong
assumption that WCW would actually improve with
the ouster of Eric Bischoff.
What fools we must be. In the couple of
months under the new regime,
and several weeks into 'Crash TV', let's
take a look at what we have.
Russo & Ferrara are in charge. And to make
sure we don't forget, Eddie &
Vinny have the WCW personel nicely
reminding us of such with
about 200 references to the 'Powers that be'.
Of course, that isn't enough.
Hell, they have 3 full action packed
hours to gorge themselves in
the spotlight. So, we also have a pair of
never-have-beens playing the
role of Creative Control, representing the
almighty 'powers that be'.
I may be a little off base
here, but I strongly feel that the Oklahoma
parody of JR is one of, if
not the most classless, low, petty & cheap
attempt at drawing heat I
have ever seen. It ranks right up there with
Bret Hart (who may very well
be one of the most selfish people in
wrestling, of all time, other
than Hulk Hogan) making his good bye
tribute to Owen at 8:58 pm.
Isn't this the kind of useless drudgery
that made WCW viewership
disappear in the first place?
Watching Ed Ferrera rip JR in
an attempt to not only be funny, but as
an obvious ego trip (remember
when they said they wouldn't appear on
camera? RIGHT!) makes me long
for the Hall & Nash skits of early
October; of which, the only
humor in them was the utter lack thereof.
Maybe we all jumped a little
too quickly when we praised Russon &
Ferrara as the mastermind's
behind the WWF's resurgence. Perhaps this
whole time it was in fact Mr.
McMahon. After all, the WWF seems to be
following the same formula
that has brought them this far. And WCW
seems to be spinning it's
wheels with lousy rip-off's of the WWF
formula for success. One
thing we all forgot to keep in mind, is that
WCW may have new writers. But
you can't make a gourmet meal when your
only ingredient is horse
NWWA PRO WRESTLING'S
HARD-CORE IN HOBART Friday Night, December 3rd at
the Hobart Bingo Hall, corner
of Hwy 51 and US 6. Bell Time 7:30 WWF
Superstar Marty Janetty will
headline this super main event of
Wrestling. Marty Janetty, former tag team
champion of Shawn Michael's,
will make his debut in the NWWA.
Also headlining this night of
superstars will be NWWA Heavyweight
Champion Rex Hart, JT Sexxy,
Chuckie Smooth, Devon Fury, Billy Joe
Eaton, Axl Future, and Hott
Stuff Rod Bell.
Tickets for this Super Main
Event: Limited Ringside $12, General
Admission $10 Tickets
available at Novel-Tees in Merrillville and The
NWWA Hard-core School in Lake
Station. This year end battle of Titans
will be the finale in Hobart
for 1999 and NWWA has already announced
that NWWA will be promoting
Hobart every month starting in January of
2000. This is the last time
to see the NWWA Superstars this year in
Hobart. For Info Call the
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