Fans Forgive Unforgiven?
Unforgiven results are at
the end of the page. I watched all of the hype before the show and read as many
recaps as I could find after the show. I
have to tell you that I am grateful I didn’t waste my money on this PPV.
Not only did the recap people show lack of enthusiasm in their writing,
they note that the audience couldn’t get into the matches either. That tells
everyone what kind of product WWE has been putting out lately.
When the return of Undertaker no longer gets the fans up and over the
edge, there is a problem. Several sites claimed Unforgiven has been the worst
PPV of the year!
Mero and the State of WWE Wrestling
I found an enlightening
article by Mike Mooneyham regarding Marc Mero, drugs, suspensions and the
embarrassing statements made by William Regal and Mr. Kennedy before they got
busted by the Signature Pharmacy client list.
I suggest you check out the entire article here:
Toward the bottom of the
article, Mike also recaps the Nick Hogan car crash.
Don’t Have The Facts…You Probably Shouldn't Print The Story
The Times Union Newspaper,
Albany, NY, reported that Dave Batista, Santino Marella, and Oscar Gutierrez (Rey
Mysterio) were all suspended due to drug use. Obviously none of the above three
have been suspended. It further states that Mike Bucci was suspended, but in
reality he was terminated. Source: Ryan Gray.
Word is that all 30 day
suspended wrestlers will return October 1 on Raw in Cleveland, OH and October 2
on ECW or Smackdown. Source:
Extends Helping Hand to Ex Wrestling Employees
WWE has offered to foot the
bill for any ex-WWE wrestler to go through rehab. Although it could help a lot
of those hooked on who knows what most seem to think it’s a PR stunt pulled to
aid WWE during the Congressional investigation.
Source: Keelan Balderson, www.wrestlingtruth.com.
This effort might be referred to as Better Late Than Never.
Vince McMahon is listed as
number ten on the Sports Illustrated Pop Culture Power Ranking. The article
references the WWE steroid scandal and Vince’s newly found son, Hornswoggle.
Really Chris Benoit’s Daughter?
Enquirer published a story about a mother and daughter coming forward regarding
Chris Benoit's estate. Lilian Smolic of Edmonton (who wrestled as Lisa Leigh) is
known around Edmonton for hooking up with a lot of the wrestlers. The sixteen
year old daughter, Linday Ingram, has been showing up at area independent shows
claiming to be Benoit's daughter. Source: Ryan Clark, www.prowrestlingfans.com.
If she isn’t Benoit's daughter, her Mother should be in jail for pulling this
kind of stunt.
Holly Medical Update
blogs the last he heard, Holly was still having issues with his elbow and arm.
JR says we should never count Holly out because he is so tough.
It will be bad news for WWE's ECW should Holly not be able to return to
the show. He was one of the few
hardcore faces left on Tuesday night.
Latest on Not So Nice Guy Randy Orton
lives up to the hype. You can read
it from a witness who saw the incident:
Rock told New York Daily News that wrestling organizations need to have a zero
tolerance policy: “You use,
you’re caught, you’re out.” Rock
claims that steroids have corrupted wrestling.
Source: www.2xzone.com. With
everything that has transpired in wrestling in the last few months, many may be
in agreement with The Rock.
has released Sonny Siaki from his developmental contract. Source:
ProWrestlingFans.com. It appears he was originally slated to be a member of
Samoan tag team – The Samoan Fight Club, but the plan fizzled out.
Siaki was previously with TNA as part of a tag team with Jimmy Wang Yang
and Jorge Estrada.
seems to be seeking the Luck of the Irish lately. McMahon is Irish, his newly found son, Hornswoggle, is an
Irish leprechaun, and now we hear WWE has hired another Irish talent.
Sheamus O'Shaunessy, also known as The Irish
Curse, will be heading to Florida Championship Wrestling, a WWE developmental
territory, to hone up his wrestling skills. Source: www.thesun.co.uk.
It Could Be A Permanent Release
King Booker/Booker T may be gone from WWE for good. King Booker had
been a hold out on signing a new contract with WWE for what appears to be
several reasons, including the fact that he wanted a form of creative control
much as Triple H holds. Booker was also said to be upset about Randy Orton being
on the Signature Pharmacy client list but not being suspended. Source: Ryan
Gray. None of us can blame Booker
for wanting to be involved in what is going on with his career and it’s tough
to be up against the McMahon family. I understand Booker being upset about Orton
getting a walk. I am upset too. I
understand Booker is financially sound and doesn’t need to rely on WWE for
that weekly paycheck. If it’s true and Booker is done with WWE, all of his
fans wish him luck and want him to know that he will be missed.
has issued a statement regarding his newly found McMahon son status.
You can read it here:
Matt Sydal, under contract
with WWE, suffered a concussion in an ROH event last weekend during his
“farewell” match. He was slated
to start work in Ohio Valley Wrestling. No
reports on how he is doing or how long he will be out of action. Source:
Lords Of Pain.net. Remember the recent furor regarding head injuries.
Let’s hope someone in WWE has been heeding the warnings.
Arrest Involving WWE House Show
F. “Chris” Erickson was arrested on a felony count of forgery. The WWE
complained it got less than $15,000.00 less than it should have for a January
2006 performance triggering an audit. Read the article here:
WWE Talent Events
Developmental Event: September 25 at the Bourbon Street Night Club is a charity
event with proceeds going to the Pasco Humane Society. The Event is titled
“Wrestling for Whiskers”. Source: www.ProWrestlingFans.com.
Address: Bourbon Street Located 4331 US HWY 19, New Port Richey Florida 34652.
is releasing a new Undertaker DVD covering all of his Wrestlemania wins. It will
be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart.
November, WWE will be releasing the DVD Shawn Michaels: Heartbreak and Triumph,
a 2 disc set and the John Cena: My Life, a 3 disc set.
Are They Now
13, 2007 www.signamania.com
has an event coming up with the following talent: The Iron Sheik, King Kong Bundy, The Honky Tonk Man, Superfly
Jimmy Snuka, Jim The Anvil Neidhardt, and Abdullah the Butcher.
Jimmy Hart appeared
recently on The People’ Court as a witness for someone suing someone over
rent. Source: www.prowrestlingfans.com.
I did not see it, but I hear he played it to the Judge just like he
played the ring. No mention as to whether or not he brought along his megaphone
or who won the judgment.
Lex Luger has a new website
www.FlexwithLex.org. Lex recently made
the cover of Christian Living Magazine. You
can contact Lex at his website for appearances and speaking engagements.
Sabu recently worked a WWC
show on September 15. He defeated Senshi in a Street Fight match.
I’ll bet that was something to see! Scott Hall was on the card against
Eddie Colon. Source: www.gerweck.net.
The Sandman and Nick
“Eugene” Dinsmore will be appearing at the WrestleFest
Sandman worked a Pro
Wrestling Unplugged show along with Diamond Dallas Page and 2 Cold Scorpio.
You can read a recap of the match here:
It’s nice to know someone
gets to see Sandman in action again.
Rumor has it that the main reason Sandman was released was due to a
disagreement he had with Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat.
We will let you know if we find out this is fact.
Chris Jericho’s entire
book signing tour can be found here: http://rajah.com/base/node/9187.
Joanie Laurer formerly
known as Chyna will be signing autographs at the Chiller Theater, Parsippany, NJ
on October 5, 2007.
Jake The Snake Roberts will
be at XFW’s Night of Legends Saturday, September 22, 2007, at the XFW Arena,
Richmond, VA. The link for more information:
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is an article about
Trish Stratus at www.wwe.com. The article
contains comments from Trish about the Candice Michelle/Beth Phoenix match at
Unforgiven. The article was written prior to Unforgiven.
Former WWE/WCW star Billy
Kidman wrestled in a Florida Championship show this weekend.
He was accompanied to the ring by Lacy Von Erich. Source:
Daniel Pena, www.lordsofpain.net.
“Virgil” Jones and Mayhem
Jones, former WWE bodyguard/wrestler showed up on Monday Night Mayhem Monday,
September 17. You can find out more about the interview at www.MondayNightMayhem.com.
newest venture is a finance company. You
can find it online: www.ricflairfinance.com.
Hey, he uses the Figure 4 Process. I
checked out the site. Ric, I
don’t want to complain but it reminds me of those used car lot commercials you
see on your local TV channels late at night.
Hogan's Continuing Bad Boy Saga
Petersburg Times carried an article about Nick Hogan aka Nick Bollea. It can be found here: http://www.pwbts.com/messages/11994.htm.
Linda Hogan tells everyone what a level headed businessman Nick has become. That
would be laughable if it were not so serious. Level headed businessman races on city street critically
injuring his passenger. What on earth does his
Mommy think he was doing? Being a parent I can tell Linda this: If YOU
don't hold your kids accountable, the next time it can be a lot worse. How many
people do you want little Nicky to take out next time?
True, HBO Documentary
“The Premature Deaths of
Pro Wrestlers” will air on Real Sports September 18 (today). Source: Lady J,
Angry Marks. Since I don’t get that channel, I’m going to have to find
someone who does.
Violence Outside the Ring
Read the story by an eye
Pay Per View Results
Sunday, September 16, 2007
CM Punk vs. Elijah Burke
CM Punk retains the ECW
*My pick was CM Punk
although Burke had me a little worried.
Matt Hardy & MVP vs.
Deuce & Domino
Matt Hardy & MVP
retain the WWE Tag Team Championship
*My pick was Matt Hardy
& MVP because I think they are a great team.
Triple H vs. Carlito
Triple H wins the match
*My pick was Carlito.
It would have been a great push for Carlito.
Candice Michelle vs. Beth
Candice Michelle retains
the Women’s WWE Championship
*My pick was Beth
Phoenix because I think she and Victoria are the best female wrestlers WWE has
on the roster. Not to knock anything Candice has done in the ring, but Beth
should have easily been able to take her out.
The Great Khali vs. Rey
Mysterio vs. Batista
Batista wins the WWE
*My pick was Batista
although I am not sure why.
The play by play I read
seemed to think the audience wasn’t into it and all of the above matches were
Lance Cade & Trevor
Murdoch vs. Paul London & Brian Kendrick
Lance Cade & Trevor
Murdoch the retain World Tag Titles
*I would have picked
either team. I like both teams
although I think Cade & Murdoch had the edge simply because of size.
The Undertaker vs. Mark
The Undertaker wins the
*My pick was Undertaker
although it would have been a great win for Henry. I hear audiences may be tired
of seeing Undertaker only show up at pay per views these days.
John Cena vs. Randy Orton
John Cena is
disqualified but retains the WWE Heavyweight Championship.
*My pick was John Cena
because I don’t think Randy Orton deserved a shot at the title let alone the
I hope Cena’s Daddy
kicked Orton at least once for me.
It is already confirmed that Cena will again face Orton in a Last Man Standing Match at No Mercy next month. We can look at this one of two ways: Is anyone else ever going to get a shot at this title or should we be grateful Orton didn’t get suspended so Cena would have someone to go against at Unforgiven?
We also hear that another match slated
for No Mercy will be Undertaker going after Batista for the title.
Unforgiven dark match:
Kane defeated Kenny Dykstra. I read this was a great match.
What was Kane doing
in a dark match?