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Volume 3, Issue 10
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Hello, and welcome back to the TBL Newsletter! I’m Roland and I will be your host for the duration. This is the 10th addition of the Newsletter with me as the editor and as we have seen – things are going swimmingly. More columns – more news – more opinions – more fun. I hope you people have enjoyed the revival of the Newsletter and will tell your friends to join up. Here, send them the link: http://www.thebalrogslair.com/newsletter.shtml. Or you could even forward your wrestling fan buddies this newsletter and tell them to sign up. We’re all in this thing together – mind you. Enjoy the rest of the show.
NWA:TNA’s PPV Postponed
NWA:TNA has postponed their November 30th “Bound for Glory” Pay Per View since Hulk Hogan decided that he needed to get knee surgery. The event will likely be rescheduled for January 2004. Officials are hoping to be able to have more time to market the show and book a bigger place to hold it – possibly Las Vegas or Tampa, Florida. Hogan lives in Tampa and might be able to use one of his many connections. (Credit PW Torch)
While TNA wanted desperately to build on the hot angle of Hogan vs. Jarret, the general feeling among the insiders is that Hogan’s injury is really a blessing in disguise. Many felt that the organization was rushing into the three hour PPV without the necessary planning to make the event a success and it would have ended up a disaster. The plan for now is for TNA to work with Hogan during his rehab and build for the big show later down the road. This seems evident with Jimmy Hart promising to bring in “someone big” on last week’s PPV. (Credit 1wrestling)
Rob Van Dam’s Negotiations
It was reported this week that Rob Van Dam has started negotiations with the WWE about a contract extension, however those close to the situation say he is not guaranteed to resign. It is said that RVD doesn’t really care where he ends up when his deal runs out next summer. As we reported in the TBL Newsletter last week, RVD is unhappy with the push he has gotten since he signed with World Wrestling Entertainment and is not sure if he wants to continue with the promotion for years to come. The WWE, however, would very much like to resign him and may have awarded him the Intercontinental Title as a sign that they are willing to push him more. If the negotiations fail, many expect RVD to sign with either NWA:TNA or work in Japan. (Credit PW Torch)
WWE Unhappy With Goldberg’s Work
There seems to be concern among the WWE management about Goldberg’s current wrestling style. While they love the character he plays, they are unhappy that when he goes to the ring for a match, he does not seem to follow a “match plan” and fails to do some things that he is supposed to. The general feeling is that he needs to take his work more serious and not rest on his laurels or accomplishments from WCW. (Credit 1wrestling)
Goldberg Unhappy With RAW
Goldberg was said to be very upset after RAW this past Monday after Batista was made to look extremely strong by dismantling him. Goldberg was said to have not liked the idea of his character looking weak, but went along with the idea anyway. Many WWE employees were surprised to hear Jim Ross say that Batista was “bigger” than Goldberg during the broadcast and that most likely didn’t set well with Goldberg either. However, it is reported that he will miss RAW this coming Monday to further sell the attack. (Credit 1wrestling)
Bobby Heenan to Return to WWE?
Bobby “The Brain” Heenan spoke with Vince McMahon last week to inform him that he feels good and would be interested in working with the WWE, if McMahon had a place for him. It is said that he is very interested in possibly working Wrestlemania XX. Vince reportedly told Heenan, “I’ll see you at Wrestlemania, if not sooner.” There is a rumor that his deal could involve a big television role. There is another rumor, however, that Heenan could be brought in to referee the Hogan vs. Jarrett match, if that PPV ever happens. (Credit prowrestling.com)
Ric Flair Ribs Mark Henry
It seems that the WWE chartered a plane following Sunday’s Portland, Maine house show so that they could make it to the following night’s RAW in Wilkes Barre, PA. Somehow, the plane ended up being overloaded and Ric Flair took the opportunity to play a little joke on Mark Henry. He told Henry that the flight had too much weight on it and that it wasn’t safe to fly. Henry and Teddy Long rented a car and drove the 10 hours to make it to the show. When they found out that it had been a joke all along, neither of them were terribly pleased. Just a moment of levity to brighten your day. (Credit 1wrestling)
William Regal Update
WWE.com put up a story this week on William Regal. It seems that Regal attended RAW on Monday and has started working out again. Unfortunately, it is very unlikely that he will ever be able to return to the ring again, although he is trying to make a go of it for one last run. Regal has been off television for months due to blood and heart problems.
WWE Cancels Magazine, Starts New One
Beginning in January, the WWE will cancel the WWE Magazine in order to split their two brands further. WWE RAW magazine will continue to only cover RAW and the WWE Magazine will become WWE Smackdown Magazine and only cover Smacdown. (Credit Wrestling Observer)
-There are several rumors that Shane and Marissa McMahon are expecting a child.
-It seems that since the Undertaker has made it known that he is unhappy with his current character, he has lost a lot of respect as the locker room leader.
-Tajiri’s new Japanese stable was originally supposed to be called “Yakuza,” but Tajiri nixed the name as he did not want to offend the real “Yakuza” which is the real name for the Japanese mafia.
-Steve Austin is not scheduled to wrestle for his team in the upcoming Survivor Series match against Team Bischoff. Although many expect RVD, Lance Storm, and possibly the Dudley’s to join Booker T in the team.
-Smackdown also is reported to be putting on a 5 on 5 match at Survivor Series that will likely feature Brock Lesner. Of course, this means that the WWE Title will not be defended at the PPV. (Credit PW Torch and TBL)
Possible Spoilers for Survivor Series and Wrestlemania
Do not read if you don’t like to read spoilers!
As of right now, the plan for Survivor Series is for Vince McMahon to defeat the Undertaker in their “buried alive” match. He will do so with help from Stephanie McMahon who will turn heel to get her job back as GM of Smackdown. This would lead to Taker being off of television for a while – only to return around Wrestlemania XX in his former “Dead Man” gimmick and possibly face Kane in an interpromotional match.
In other spoiler news, there is another rumored interpromotional match of Brock Lesner vs. Goldberg to happen at Wrestlemania XX. Of course, these things are subject to change. (Credit PW Torch)
Congratulations to the Couple
Today, Saturday, October 25, 2003 – Jean Paul Levesque and Stephanie McMahon were wed in New York City. We at the TBL Newsletter congratulate the happy couple.
Roland Rages The News
It’s been a while since I raged the news, but with my busy schedule, sometimes it’s not possible. I’ll do these ever so often – but since none of you have emailed to complain, I’ll just assume you didn’t really miss it anyway. Oh well, can’t win `em all.
I was looking at the whole “Goldberg got upset at the Batista attack” thing and just shook my head. I like Goldberg and I think he will continue to be good for RAW and the WWE in general – but I can’t get over his ego sometimes. I know he’s not the only one that is protective of his character, but he really needs to get over this one. Batista is a returning, young talent that has a great look (much like Goldberg, but have you noticed that Batista’s legs are actually muscular? Why oh why can’t Goldy do a leg press once in a while?) and a lot of potential. I was in awe when he did that sit-out powerbomb on Goldberg because you just don’t see too many guys that have the strength to do that sort of thing. So, what is Goldberg upset about? That he was the victim of a sneak attack? That Batista had to use a chair to “break” his ankle?
The truth is, guys like Goldberg become very stale as characters because they are never shown with any vulnerability. We all know Goldberg as this gigantic monster that hardly ever speaks (not that I’m complaining), comes out for his match with great intensity, kills his opponent in two minutes, and then goes to the back, not to be seen again until it happens next week. That was a great thing four years ago, but now it’s time for him to evolve (no pun intended…okay, maybe a little). It’s time to see someone else make him look like he can lose.
Of course, we know he won’t lose to Batista, if they ever have a match. The only person Goldberg is going to lose to is Triple H – on that you can stick your guarantee. Batista doesn’t have enough skins on the wall yet to be champion. But isn’t it fun to think that he could have a chance? With Goldberg as the face champion, it’s incredibly important that he look like he could lose to draw money. That was HHH’s problem. You never really thought he was going to lose because he always looked strong. What draws money in the “fake sport” we love is the unknown. People need to talk. People need to argue. Who’s better? Who’s stronger? Who’s going to win? Goldberg or Batista? Sure, we all know that Goldberg will win, but the marks out there need to have their debates if the WWE is ever going to see a dollar from that sneak attack.
So Goldberg, I say, Get over it.
And now, the return of The Two Sheds Review:
THE TWO SHEDS REVIEW
By: Julian Radbourne
This sucks. When one gets older in life, you expect those you’ve looked up to in the various fields of entertainment you’ve watched to pass on. Actors in films you used to watch on television during the school holidays pass on having lived a full and complete life.
But when you hear that a veritable legend of an industry you have followed all of your life dies at the young age of 45, it hits a nerve, a very raw nerve indeed.
Earlier this week it was announced that Hawk, one half of the Road Warriors/Legion Of Doom tag-team had died. Details of his death had not been released yet.
To say that Hawk is one of the true legends of tag-team wrestling would be an understatement. Along with Animal, the Road Warriors were perhaps the most dominant team in history. They were the first “triple crown” champions when winning three world titles in three major promotions actually meant something. Whether it was in the AWA, the NWA, or the WWF, the Warriors/LOD dominated the tag-team divisions.
They may not have been the most technical of wrestlers, but they were certainly the most powerful. Long before the likes of the APA and Demolition used brute force to simply overpower their opponents, Hawk and Animal showed that such tactics could be used to great effect in the tag-team ranks.
The sad thing about this is that most of today’s wrestling fans will probably only remember Hawk and Animal for their dire match on Raw against Rob Van Dam and Kane a few months ago. The match did leave a lot to be desired, but the wave of nostalgia that swept across the wrestling world that night was unbelievable. The match may not have been what they deserved, but the reception certainly was.
Since that match, the Road Warriors had been plying their trade in the independent scene. In the autumn of their careers it was obvious that they would never grace and dominate the big stage again. With Hawk’s passing, it truly is the end of an era.
As the old song goes, one by one, only the good die young.
Jay Strikes Back!
Hey, hey newletterites, hope you had a good week. I’m going to focus on Smackdown this week since I was too busy watching the chiefs stay undefeated on Monday night. Oh and by the way, Madden sucks.
The Return of Scotty 2 Hotty. I like this guy and he looked great on Smackdown. I could do without the worm, but he looked really sharp.
Tajiri. He kept his title and got his own stable. I hope this doesn’t turn out to be like the FBI, who I like, and they get a 2-week push and then turn into jobbers for the rest of their careers.
Chris Benoit heel turn. Just what this guy needed. See what happens when you wrestle Albert? Good things. Hence Albert is the man.
Paul Heyman. GORE GORE GORE! He’s the new GM, and even though his shtick got old during Smackdown’s main event, it’s good to see some new blood running the show.
Bashams. With new champs this division is looking actually pretty strong, with the Guerrero’s/World’s Greatest, APA, S2H/Rikishi.
Zach Gowen. He’s got such a babyface he looks like he should be in junior high, not beating Matt Hardy on PPVs. Hardy deserves better.
Rikishi. Maybe it was just me, but he didn’t look like he was having too much fun on Smackdown. Since when did his hat have magic dancing powers? I always thought it was the plastic shades.
Smackdown main event scene. Too many McMahon’s and the Brock/UT feud was boring.
It seemed like a lot of good things happened with the Smackdown brand, but if the Main Event and the show weren’t saturated with McMahon’s this brand would definitely be the top WWE show.
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The opening of SmackDown promised yet another McMahon-A-Thon. People accidentally tuning into it had to think that UPN was debuting yet another of their soon to be canceled shows. We saw Princess Stephanie when she was kid in pigtails, and quickly progressed into a Daddy Dearest horror show.
The show got underway with The Emperor and Our Lady Of 1,000 Wrinkles strutting to the ring arm in arm. He started with his typical “I’m rich and you (the crowd) are not” load of Mongolian horse sh*t. Our Lady stood there smiling like she had just had a two hour session with Tom Cruise, rather than a two minute one with The Emperor. He crowed about still being WWE’s Chairman Of The Board and how he turned The Princess into Kibbles and Bits. At this point I half expected Our Lady to strip and give us a sample of how she treats her billionaire sugar daddy. She settled for (yuck) having him floss her teeth flossed with his tongue. The Princess is now without employment, other than spend daddy’s bucks, and preparing for her marriage to HHH this weekend. Not to worry, she’ll be back sooner or later.
Switching from insuring Our Lady’s dental health and The Princess, he went on to tell us how great Godzilla is and how he beat The Taker in their title match at No Mercy. He bragged about the lights out trick (to the new fans, this has never been done before – I wouldn’t lie to you) he pulled, and how he sneaked down and hid under the ring, waiting for the opportune moment to do his dastardly best to ensure Godzilla’s victory. This was guaranteed to get us The Taker real soon. Our Lady hung on his every word … either that or she was thinking about filing another mega bucks sexual harassment lawsuit.
He then introduced us to the new SmackDown GM. If you read my last Article (or watched one of that piece-of-sh*t spoilers) you already know who it is. Surprise, it’s Paul E. Shithook, Wrestling Genius-For-Hire (just as long as you don’t let him within 100 miles of the money or the books). If left alone, Paul E. would make most of the fans happy and turn SmackDown into ECW II, but he has about as much of a chance as a snowball in hell. He might even turn Tazz back into Taz, the human suplex machine and ass kicking son-of-a-bitch from Red Hook, Brooklyn. Taz in a suit is like a camel without a hump, or for that matter Ron Jeremy without a hump.
Oh, oh … don’t say I didn’t warn you, The Taker came to the ring. Being smarter than the average bear, Shithook took off for Dudleyville … double time (it should be noted that double time for Shithook is slightly faster than a slug going up a window pane). He almost made it to the ring ropes, when The Taker stopped him in his ooze. Fearing his career as GM was coming to a quick end (along with his life), he told The Taker that he as his only hope at ever getting another title shot. Nothing gets The Taker’s attention faster than that, other then maybe a smile and a wink from Sara, after he’s been on the road for a week. He said he would meet Godzilla in the Main Event. That turned Taker’s thoughts away from stuffing Shithook’s head up his rectal cavity. However, Shithhok then added that it was going to be a Handicap Match, with The Big Slowass teaming up with Godzilla. He add that there was a “Stipulation” (What, you expected different?) to that match … that if Taker wins, he can have a match against anyone he chooses, and he can make it any kind of a match he wants. Are we seeing “ECW Shithook,” the man who invented more matches than any 3,657 promoters? I wondered if he would be allowed to have a “No Holds Barred, Anything Goes Match” with Our Lady. That thought quickly evaporated as anyone can have that match … for the right price. Can Taker overcome such odds? Can Our Lady keep a straight face? Did The Emperor remember to pack his Viagra? The questions and more will be answered on the next Episode of Soap. Sorry, I got carried away for a minute.
Believe it or not, we are about to get our first match. John “Just Slightly Whiter Than Our American Hero” Cena, strutted to the ring and did his “Word Life” routine. He blamed his loss to Our Hero at No Mercy on Our Hero’s grabbing his nuts. I can understand that; the “Nuts Lock” would make you tap quicker than the Ankle Lock. When (and that’s not “if”) Cena wins the WWE Championship, remember you heard it here first. He has everything needed to carry The Title: Wrestling and Charisma. It’s going to be a Tag Team Match, as The (Sub) Human Hairbag lumbered to the ring. Unless this is your first SmackDown, you had to know who their opponents would be. Yup, Our American Hero and Canadian Crybaby No. 2.
For you newbies, here is Lesson No. 12 of Wrestling 101 (Pay attention, this may be on your Final Exam): The WWE always pairs wrestlers against other wrestlers the two of them have been feuding with. The opposite also applies as they split tag teams and have them face other members of other split teams they have been feuding with.
Not that it has anything to do with wrestling, but I just had a thought: Have you checked out the babes on The FOX News Channel? If The WWE ever moves to FOX, some of them would make pretty nice Divas. But I digress.
Back to the match. Our Hero and CC No. 2 were kicking ass and taking names. The Hairbag was trying his best to land an elbow. He must have hit a dozens shots to the top turn buckles. We saw an Angle Slam and an Ankle Lock, but as you would expect in a tag team match, the other person broke it up. To sum things up, CC No. 2 swung an Acme Steel Chair, product of The Acme Steel Chair and Table Company, Division of The Acme Corporation, Grandpa Dudley – Chairman of the Board, at The Hairbag who was swapping niceties with Our Hero. The Hairbag moved and Our Hero ate the chair shot. This did not make him all that happy and he got into a shoving match with CC No. 2. They discussed each others ancestry and eventually CC No. 2 applied The Crossface. The valiant guys in the back threw water on CC No. 2 and broke thing up. Still not a happy camper, Our Hero tried for an Ankle Lock. Proving he is smarter than most of the citizens in his home town of West Walrus Falls, Canada, CC No. 2 took off for home. Who won the Match? What was the Referee’s Decision? Will CC No. 2 make it to West Walrus Falls in time for the Sardine Run? These questions … oops, there I go again. Michael “Kevin Kelley Got Shit Canned, But I’m Still Here” Cole and Taz(z) talked about the strange Black Mist that Tajiri blinded Ms. Future opponents of Tajiri, take notice: with last week. Taz(z) searched deep into his vast memory and said he had never seen The Black Mist before. It should be noted that Taz(z) is equipped with 32 Megs of memory, in a 512 Meg World. They opined about the massive damage done to Ms. Trailer Park Trash’s eyes. Hell, she may not even be able to see the ’56 Ford sitting on blocks in front of the trailer. Future opponents of Tajiri, take notice: it is apparent that The Black Mist is far more dangerous than the Red or Green Mist.
Since we got Trailer Park Trash’s a replay of The Black Mist Incident, it was obvious we were going to hear from Mr. Trailer Park Trash. We weren’t disappointed as we went directly to their trailer. It was decorated in Early American Pig Sty, but done with feng shui. He said her sight was about as good as his 27 year old hound dog. He promised that Tijiri would face The Death Of The Thousand Catfish’s when he gets his paws on him. Tajiri might like that, think of how much sushi he could make out of a thousand catfish’s.
Time to go backstage. You didn’t think it was time for another match yet, did you? The Greatest F’N Tag Team In The World (and three distant planets), Sir Charles of Haas and Mssr. Shelton Benjamin were taking up time and space. Shithook waddled in and told them seemed to have forgot his phone number during his absence. Because they weren’t nice, he was giving their title shot to The Baldies. Actually he did this because their Amazon mistress threaten to give him an enema with a fire hose.
Back to the ring and we get to see The Emperor and Our Lady up in a sky box. Gee, do you suppose they are going to get friendly?
A tribute to Stu Hart was next.
Next match time … finally. It’s The Galaxy’s Greatest Tag Team v. the return duo of Too Hotty Scotty and The Ass That Ate Cleveland. I fear a stink face is in the future of one of the Greatest. Too Hotty went for The Worm, but took the mat instead as he got tripped up. In fact, Hotty ate a whole lot of mat during the match, but that don’t compare to the Revenge Of The Samoan Slime Rat Roast that Haas tasted as The Ass gave him a whiff. Poor Charlie, his wife has changed the locks to the house. There isn’t enough Clorox and Ajar to clean the stench off of his face. To make matters worse, Benji wont allow him into the locker room until he at least bathes in the Honey Dipper slop that Eddie Guerrero sprayed on Slowass. The match ended when Shelton The Brain, tried a Sunset Flip and ended up under The Ass. He may never breathe again. To show they were back, Hotty and The Ass danced for our enjoyment. It was just like the old days.
Up we go to The Emperor’s sky box. He and Our Lady are dancing along with Hotty and The Ass. Our Lady still has the moves, but The Emperor would have trouble finishing eleventh in a ten man dance contest. Our lady’s enhancements looked good keeping time with the music. The Emperor was trying to remember where the Viagra was. When in popped The Taker to ruin their fun. The Taker questioned The Emperor’s manhood and told him he wasn’t a man since he was paying for Our Lady’s services. Imagine that, calling her a “slut.” Taker told Vince he was going to come back and see him if he lost. The Emperors trousers suddenly became wet down the front. If Taker loses, The Emperor loses; if Taker wins, The Emperor loses. Our Lady was concerned about The Emperor, or maybe about losing her meal ticket.
Grandma Guerrero’s favorite taco munchers, Eddie and nephew Chavo were in their locker room. Eddie was still dragging his ass on the floor over losing his Title to Slowass at No Mercy. Chavo gave him a “Win One For The Stripper” pep talk.
The Baldies came out with their Amazon mistress, whipping them all the way to the ring. If you were them would you want to face her after losing. Hell, not even after winning. Eddie and Chavo rode to the ring in this weeks low rider. Los El Paso Mexicano’s did their best, but alas with the help of The Amazon, The Baldies won after … get this … a switch. They pull this in 98.45% (official) of their matches and never get caught. I guess they don’t teach things like that in Referee College. Chavo was one unhappy burrito and berated his uncle. The Baldies are the new Tag Team Champions. What’s next? The return of Barry Horriblewitz so he can become WWE Champion?
A-F’N-mazing! Another match! It’s for the Cruiserweight Title, with Tajiri (C) v. The One Legged Wunderkin. If he beat Matthew Hardy, is it possible he will beat Tajiri. Nah, Tajiri kicked the living crap out of him, showing no mercy (which by the way, makes a great name for a PPV). After the match, Tajiri new crew came out and delivered a Double Sweep, putting Zachie into lala land. A new Japanese alliance is formed. Tajiri has been joined by Jimmy Yang and Ryan Sakoda, although our fearless announcers didn’t know who they were. Tajiri don’t want the group called The Yakuza, fearing that would be like calling Tony Soprano’s son ugly at his christening.
Backstage again. This time Godzilla and Slowass are discussing strategy for their match v. Taker. Slowass said he’d look a lot better if he had The WWE Championship Belt on his other shoulder. Note to Slowass: You wouldn’t look good with Trish on your shoulder.
The return of Hardass Holly is imminent as we see him getting his neck broken by Godzilla. Holly seems to think Godzilla is one of his Tough Enough losers.
A tribute to Road Warrior Hawk was next.
Main Event time and we have more than 5-10 minutes left. Something has to happen; no WWE match (other than The Ironman Matches) ever goes much more. After dominating The Taker because of the Two-On-One, Godzilla ordered Slowass to the top turn buckle. The arena shifted three feet when he did. By the time he got up there (it seemed like it took him an eternity), Taker was ready for him. Chokeslam. They fought on and at one point Taker threw them both into the crowd. He got back into the ring just ahead of the Ten Count and won by Count-out. The Emperor was read to crawl into the wood work; Sable figured she had the night off, Viagra or not.
Hold on. Out came Shithhok to announce he had committed an “oversight.” He said the match was “No Count-out.” The Emperor crawled out of the woodwork; our lady figured, “Oh well, it’s all in a night’s work.”
Slowass nailed Taker with an Acme Steel Chair, causing the referee to ring the bell and declare The Taker winner by DQ. It was not to be as Shithook remembered something else … it was a “No DQ” match. The Taker wasn’t the happiest guy in Albany. The Emperor was going from glad-to-sad-to-glad ….
The Taker went to his bike and got his ‘Biker Chain,” which looks like any other chain and wrapped in around his hand. He introduced it to Godzilla’s head and that was all she wrote. Shithook had apparently run out of ideas. The Emperor just wanted to run out. Our Lady was all for it … as long as he left his wallet and credit cards.
As Taker was riding off to see Sara and his kid, Godzilla and Slowass attacked him, showing you can’t keep a good heel down … much less two of them. Slowass bashed Taker with The Biker Chain (A humiliation Taker may never live down) and then Chokeslammed him. Godzilla nailed Taker with an F-5 into the ringpost. The Emperor left his roost and headed down. Sable was devastated that he left her alone. Believe that and you can buy my winning lottery ticket for a buck.
Vince reached Taker and trash talked him. Does anyone else see pain in The Emperor’s future? He told Taker that he will never again be WWE Champion. Naturally Taker recovered and grabbed The Boss. We are about to find out when Taker wants his Title shot v. Godzilla. Wrong, Taker says the match he wants is a “Buried Alive Match” v. The Emperor at Survivor Series. The Emperor now had a brown stain in the back of his pants to match the yellow one in the front.
Is it possible that we shall soon see a return to the Dark Side by The Taker. Now that would be boffo box office.
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Check out what we’ve had on tap this week. Jonathan Carbo made his monthly visit and gave us his Top Ten Following No Mercy. He does that for us every month, by the way, and I enjoy it. Then Trevor Hunnicutt busted out and wrote Headlines & Scrutiny – giving you everything you need to know about NWA:TNA. My main man, Eddie “Don’t Call Him Mr.” T wrote his world famous News & Analysis that you have to read each and every week or you’re square. Not only did I write RAW Rage but I busted out Smackdown Rage as well. Chris Vining pulled double duty as well with Nonsensical Notions – House Shows, No Mercy, and More and Smackdown Slam. Can you believe how much we have going on? Why would you need to go anywhere else?
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