Over 17,000 fans in San Juan enjoyed the WWE Saturday night and that was without one of the Colon brothers on the card as the Raw brand was in town. The WWE’s 3 days in Puerto Rico did well and got a break in the weather as it looked as if at one time the tour would be in jeopardy due to a possible hurricane.
Saturday night in Mexico City the WWE drew over 15,000 fans for a combined Smackdown/ECW event. I know that the wrestlers were looking forward to this trip as it was two days in Monterrey and three days in Mexico City. Staying multiple nights in one hotel room is a nice perk when touring.
Yours truly got a text from Steve Austin after the Oklahoma victory over Kansas Saturday saying that he was in Vancouver where his new movie begins filming this week. Steve had a helluva time finding the game on TV in Vancouver and only got to see the 4th quarter. Steve is looking forward to being in Phoenix for Cyber Sunday next weekend as he always enjoys catching up with “the boys” and reconnecting with his fans on his trips back into WWE land.
It was great to hear that our old friend Steve “Dr Death” Williams has been given a clean bill of health as it relates to another bout with cancer which many of us previously thought was an unfortunate possibility. Doc needs to have a surgical procedure done to place a device in his throat to help him avoid infections and to make his talking “hands free.” I talked to Oklahoma football legend Joe Washington, who heads up the “O” Club at the University of Oklahoma, Saturday and we discussed meeting to see what could be done to help raise the 18K for the cost of the medical procedure. Doc is a living miracle and through the grace of God he is still among us.
I still vividly remember Doc tearing his hamstring off the tone in the infamous “Brawl for it All” against hard hitting Bart Gunn and still trying to fight on one leg against a legit, tough man. In hindsight the “Brawl for it All” has to rank up there with some of the more insane ideas ever in pro wrestling.
Bobby “The Brain” Heenan is a new grandpa to a healthy grandson named Austin who we are told has really brought tremendous joy to Grandpa and Grandma Heenan. Don’t be surprised to see “The Weasel” turn up on the upcoming “Legends” video game that is due out prior to WM25 likely in March of 09. We finished the voice overs for the game last week and it was a blast to work on and the match-up possibilities will make this a really fun game to play for children of all ages.
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