WRESTLING MONDAY / JULY 16
Tonight on WWF Raw : 'Taker / Kane vs. DD Page/ Rhyno... Wm Regal vs Tazz ... Farooq vs Chuck Palumbo....the introduction of the new ringside partner for Jim Ross... Spike Dudley with a special announcement..... and Steve Austin, who may, or may not, be in Providence.
- Jerry Lawler, in his latest online commentary, insists that he will not return to the WWF.
- In Dallas, 17 year-old John Gonzalez body slammed his girlfriend's 3 year old on Fri. The boy died, making for the latest case where pro wrestling will be tied to the death of a child.
- The WWF has chosen to ignore the bankruptcy court order and to continue with the ECW storyline.
- Dusty Rhodes' Turnbuckle Ch Wrestling, based in Atlanta, will expand next month, opening a second training center in Northern Florida.
- The WWF will cut several bottom tier wrestlers later this week.
- Florida band Nuerotica will be the first name signed on the Smackdown label, owned by the WWF.
- WWF Smackdown marks the 100th episode on July 19. The WWF confirms two live Smackdown shows : Aug 16 and Aug 23.
- The WWF previewed Invasion last night in New Haven, with WCW dominating : Kidman d X-Pac... Stacy/ Torrie d Lita/ Trish... O'Haire d Bradshaw... Saturn d Credible... Farooq d Palumbo... Jericho d Stasiak... 'Taker/ Kane d DDP / Awesome... Raven d Gunn... Albert d Morrus... The Dudleys win a 4-way tag... Booker T d K Angle.
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