Scoop are not all ways correct
~ Terry Funk was supposed to
come out to the Beaumont, TX RAW tapings. He was scheduled to
lose to Mankind in a title match. However Funk said he was
feeling ill, and could not make it.
~ The subtitle for the April 25th In Your House from Hartford is
"Redemption". There is already speculation that the
main event will have Owen/Austin, having this rivalry stem from
SummerSlam '97, thus giving it the title "Redemption".
~ Alot of WWF superstars will
be hitting your television screens. Val Venis will begin taping
an episode for Le Femme Nikita this week. Steve Austin will be
appearing on an upcoming episode of Nash Bridges. "That 70's
Show" (FOX) will feature The Rock, Ken Shamrock &
Undertaker very soon in an episode.
~ The tentative release date
for the newest WWF video game entitled "Attitude" is
May 16th. This of course is subject to change and most likely
will be. Last year, WarZone's release date was changed several
~ Shawn Michaels will be
having surgery this Tuesday morning. A San Antonio newspaper has
printed that Shawn is most likely to retire once the surgery is
over. However, many close friends of Shawn, say that he still
wants another go at it in 2000.
~ The WWF has big plans for Owen Hart in '99. Look for Owen to
get a huge push after the Rumble. He will also get a semi new
look. He will fued with Austin sometime after WrestleMania.
~ Sable will be appearing on
"Penn and Teller's Sin City Spectacular" soon. She will
be in Las Vegas on January 21st to film the show, which airs on
the FX Cable Network.
~ Ahmed Johnson was arrested for pimping three very young women.
The story was carried by CNN and other news stations. Ahmed had
ben telling his friends that the WWF is re-signing him. This of
course is all false, and it looks like no other promotion will
attempt to sign the former IC champ.
~ Look for both "Dr.
Death" Steve Williams and Stephen Regal to make it in time
for the Royal Rumble lineup.
~ M&M Mars has signed a multi year sponsorship deal with
Titan for over $10 million. Dave Meltzer added that Coca-Cola is
also considering a major WWF marketing program next year as well.
~ This coming Monday on RAW,
the Acolytes may be showing off their new leader. That being the
Undertaker. He could be the one who told Dennis Knight to be on
RAW, only to have the Acolytes come in and take him away.
Undertaker is set to present his new ministry of evil stable.
~ The February 8th live RAW
from the Sky Dome in Toronto won't be shown live on USA. Instead,
USA has decided to pre-empt RAW for the Westminster Kennel Club
Dog Show. The Sky Dome RAW will be taped and shown the following
~ It's rumored that after WrestleMania 15, Owen Hart will get a
big push. He will fued with Steve Austin and be pushed in main
event status as was Foley post WrestleMania. Expect the almost
career ending injury from SummerSlam '97 to play a part in this
~ Look for the Giant's first
fued to be with Kane. It's expected that Kane will dump Team
Corporate some how after the Rumble. Giant will then be brought
in as Vince's main man. Giant will then take on Kane at
~ The new WWF Attitude video
game will be released sometime during the summer of '99. The game
will include basically everything WarZone had, except with the
addition of a Hell in a Cell match.
~ Vince McMahon is still
skeptical that there is an NBC and WCW deal. He feels that since
NBC hasn't officially announced it, the deal isn't as solid as
many think. Vince was close to signing a deal with NBC, but
Bischoff states that NBC backed out due to the fact the WWF is
more adult orientated.
~ A big angle is planned for The Undertaker on the 1/11 RAW, live
from Houston. Jim Ross says that it's going to make everyone
~ Ken Shamrock will undergo arthroscopic elbow surgery on 1/5 by
Dr. Frank Jones. He will be out of action up until the Royal
Rumble. He will do some tv appearances leading up to the Rumble.
~Steve Austin was upset when
Vince McMahon made him do the RAW tapings on Tuesday. Austin was
taking time off to heal an injury. He flew in on Monday to shoot
the SuperBowl commercial. When Vince saw that he was physically
able to do the Tuesday tapings he wanted Austin to run the angle
where he hit Rock with a chair to give Mankind the title. Austin
was planning a hunting trip early morning Wednesday hunting trip.
Austin agreed to Vince after some talking.
~ Many WWF stars including, Kane, Austin, HHH, Chyna & The
Rock were at Titan Towers filming their parts in the upcoming
~ Look for Raven to fued with
Roddy Piper on his return. These two have had some history. Both
have become stars in the Oregon area. We already saw the
foundation for this fued when Raven was looking through some old
~ WCW wants to re-do the
entire tag team roster. It looks like with this new tournament
comes more teams. Meng & Barbarian are expected to hook up
again. There are weak rumors that Stevie Ray & Booker T. will
re-unite Harlem Heat and once again dominate the tag division.
However, expect them to fued with the Outsiders (who are expected
to be the winners and new tag champs).
~ Former Headshrinker Samu has signed on with WCW. He signed a
short deal. His gimmick is rumored to be an urban hoodlum type
Even though the February 14th
show from MGM Grand in Vegas is on shakey grounds being on NBC.
WCW will still pull a show from MGM regardless. The title of the
show is "Love Hurts". If NBC decides not to do the
show, WCW will air it on TNT.
~ Apparantley the original angle between Liz and Goldberg was to
have Liz accuse Goldberg of rape. Goldberg didn't like the idea,
so instead they went with the stalking angle.
~ Stevie Ray is unhappy with his current role. He doesn't like
the idea of having a small elite group of nWo, while he gets left
out. His current role in WCW is still unknown. Bryan Adams on the
other hand will get re-packaged with a new gimmick.
~ If you would like to send some get well wishes to Eddie
Guerrero, you may do so by sending it to this address:
c/o Raging Swag
26895 Aliso Creek Rd #178
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
~ WCW may bring back The
Warrior once again. WCW wil give him a limited contract to only
appear a few times per month. NBC only wants big name stars from
the 80's to headline the WCW-NBC shows. Warrior's name, along
with Roddy Piper's have surfaced as potential main eventers.
~ The main event from the first Vegas NBC-WCW card will be
Hollywood Hogan vs. Goldberg. This is the match that Hogan will
get his win over Goldberg. As everyone knows Hogan cannot lose to
someone without at least having a win over that person.
~ With the NBA back in full
swing starting February 2nd, the NBC-WCW deal is a little shakey.
It was announced that 2 shows on Febraury 14th and March 28th
(both on WWF PPV dates) will take place from Las Vegas. Well the
March show is all but cancelled, and the February show is still
being decided. NBC will make a decision to either run the show or
cancell it due to the NBA being back.
~ The new WCW Nitro Grill will be opening sometime this Spring in
Las Vegas. They have opened up an official website. This site
includes basic information, location and the menu. The URL is http://www.nitrogrill.com/
~ Look for Juventud Guerrera to become the new leader of the LWO.
It is expected that Psychosis will assume a much more prominent
role, like co-leader.
~ Eddie Guerrero went through the Sunroof on his car accident and
ended up with a punctured liver and a broken pelvis. If he would
have had a seatbelt on or if his sunroff was closed, he would
have been crushed in the car.
~ WCW has signed a major licensing agreement with the popular
Starter Sportswear. Look for WCW wrestlers to start wearing more
of Starter's products.
~ Scott Norton is reportedly
upset with New Japan Pro Wrestling. Micasa says that it is
because of his loss to The Great Muta, a few days back. Norton
was promised a longer title run, but it was cut short when Muta
captured the IWGP title. NJPW & WCW relationship is once
~ Chris Jericho's contract
with WCW ends in July. He is not going to sign with WCW until
July. He wants to wait out his contract then become a free agent.
This way he feels that WCW, WWF and ECW will be putting up large
bids to sign him. However, WCW has given Jericho a new ultimatum.
If he doesn't re-sign with WCW by 1/17, he will be removed from
~ Look for the lWo to turn on Eddie Guerrero soon. Eddie has
become more of a dictator in the past couple weeks much like
Bischoff has. Expect Juventud Guerrera or even Konnan to step up
as leader of the lWo.
~ The current nWo line up consists of Hogan, Nash, Hall, Luger,
Stiener and Bagwell. Stiener is no longer the leader. Guys like
Stevie Ray, Horace & Vincent will be ditched. Bischoff wants
the nWo to be the most elite group in wrestling. Also, look for
former leader Stiener to have some sort of power struggle with
Bischoff & Hogan later on this year.
~ Eric Bischoff is going to bring back the tag team division. It
appears Bischoff wants Malenko & Benoit to be the top team in
WCW. They were scheduled to take part in a tournament to crown
new champs. However, with Malenko's injury, it's been put aside
~ Randy Savage's new valet is
named Gorgeous Georgia. She will help assist Savage in the
upcoming fued with Eric Bischoff. Expect Georgia and Elizabeth to
get physical with each other.
~ Randy Savage is only making television appearance for now, and
the latest word is that he won't actually wrestle for another two
~ David Flair has been training with Bobby Eaton. Flair was only
training to take bumps from nWo attacks, such as the Thunder one.
He will now be hitting the ring harder for his upcoming Souled
~Bret Hart hasn't been on
television lately because WCW is revaluating his role. Bret
recieved quite a big pop when he made an off air run in last
week. They feel he may be finally over as a face due to his
~ It was originally planned to have Ric Flair beat Eric Bischoff
for the right to control WCW for 90 days. However, that was
changed because Bischoff felt he needed something to win the
ratings on Nitro the next night. He then pulled a rematch for the
~ Look for ring announcer Dave Penzer to begin doing Lee
Marshall's 1-800-COLLECT Road Reports. Marshall's last day with
WCW was yesterday, and he will now go back to Los Angeles to
focus on his production business.
~ Kidman's contract runs up
shortly. WCW was succesfull in re-signing Benoit, Malenko,
Misterio & Guerrero. They are also working to get Kidman a
new contract with a hefty raise.
~ Eddie Guererro got into a
small automobile accident the other night. He broke his hip and
punctured his liver. He is currently at his home, with a home
nurse getting healthy
~ Eric Bischoff is not done
competing in the ring just yet. There is talk that Bischoff may
take on the returning Randy Savage at Souled Out.
~ ECW might be bringing the
Jackyl in. It will be very interesting to see how he will evolve
when given more mic time.
~ Shane Douglas contemplated retirement before Guilty as Charged.
He decided against it, and went to work the show against Taz. He
now is re-thinking his options, and retirement is a strong
~ Look for the Public Enemy to
accept the Dudley Boyz challenge they made at Guilty as Charged.
They won't wrestle on the 16th. Instead they will anounce they
accept the match. ECW will most likely hold the match at the
Living Dangerously PPV.
~ The new african american women that's part of Justin Credible's
gang is from the NWA. Her name in the NWA was Jazzmyn. She is a
very close friend of Rod Price.
~ Masato Tanaka is all but done in ECW. He didn't leave on bad
terms, or had anything bad to say about ECW. He is just homesick,
and would rather wrestle in Japan.
~ There is some turmoil between ECW and FWM. This is because of
the fact Candido and Tammy no showed the FMW show in November.
Also, because of the fact that Tanaka's paperwork was not done.
Sabu was upset over this, and didn't want to disrespect FMW or
his uncle The Sheik. Sabu's reputation means alot to him. Sabu
almost quit ECW, but then changed his mind.
~ Paul Heyman is going to market Sid to the fullest. Heyman
believes that Sid could be a gold mine, and hopefully with his
name value, will get higher PPV buy rates.
~ The ECW video game is still
under production in Utah at the Iguana West headquarters. Acclaim
owns Iguana West, and since they have lost their rights to
produce anymore WWF games to THQ, look for them to officially
produce the ECW game.
~ The March ECW PPV will most
likely be somewhere in the Northeast. Boston and New York are the
top candidates. Also, the May ECW PPV will be live from Chicago,
~ Jack Victory was backstage
last week for the Queens, NY tv tapings. He was on crutches. It
will be almost 4 more months until we see Victory back in the
ECW now airs in Memphis
Tennesee, according. The weekly television program can be seen
Saturday Nights at 10:30pm Central on WBII TV20
~ Chris Candido & Tammy
Lynn Sytch will both be on hand for Guilty as Charged. They will
be in the corner of Shane Douglas during the main event. Candido
will step into the ring for the January 26th ECW tv tapings.
~ ECW is planning on pushing
Justin Credible to the top of the ECW ladder. They want to build
the promotiong around him. Paul Heyman really likes Credible and
wants him as his top heel within the next few months.