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Solie's Tuesday Morning Report: EXTRA!

Tuesday Special Edition


Volume 3, Issue 308 - April 28, 1998
Just to correct a mistatement of mine last night. I mentioned that Jerry Brisco had been the NWA Champ. In fact it was his brother Jack who held that distinction. Jerry held the WWF Tag Team Title with his brother.
News from Bob Ryder

NEWS UPDATE APRIL 27

GUESS WHO BEAT SID

Rik Ratchett scored the biggest upset in recent memory when he pinned former WWF World Champion, Sid, on Sunday at an NWA show. Ratchett used Brass Knucks to knock Sid out while the referee was distracted, and then got the pin in the middle of the ring.

IT ONLY TOOK A WEEK

Austin Idol was expected to face Bill Dundee on Memphis Power Pro Wrestling this weekend, but no-showed.

BRIAN PILLMAN MEMORIAL SHOW

The Brian Pillman Memorial show will take place on Wednesday. Internet fans can listen to audio play by play of the event at the official website at:

http://www.mainevent.net

MARK MADDEN/WCW UPDATE

Mark Madden has been pulled from Internet broadcasts for WCWwrestling.com. According to Madden, the reason given was "unprofessional behavior" at last week's NITRO. Madden says he got angry because a director was screaming in his hear, and he threw his headset. Madden says he is continuing his WCW Hotline duties, and is also expected to continue writing columns for the WCW website.

ARN ANDERSON RADIO APPEARANCE

Arn Anderson was the guest on the Pro Wrestling Rap radio show in Baton Rouge LA on Saturday, and commented on the Ric Flair situation, Buff Bagwell's injury, and several other items.

The entire show can be heard FREE OF CHARGE on 1Wrestling.com

http://www.1wrestling.com/audio/Rap1.ram


Here is the response I received to an email I sent to the A&E Online spokesperson regarding the Wrestling documentary that aired Sunday night:

Hi Earl:

Many thanks for contacting us. I'm delighted that you (*and* your wife) enjoyed the show! I've been getting very positive responses from wrestling fans like yourself, as well as laments about the program not mentioning Bruno Sammartino. I will be forwarding your comments to the appropriate people in programming and production.

FYI: The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling is re-airing this Friday, May 1st at 9pm, and is now available for purchase at our online store, http://store.aetv.com. Although we currently don't have an affiliate program, if you'd like to link to our store, we'd be happy to send you a few free copies of the program on video.

Anyway, do let me know if you have any additional feedback and thanks again for supporting our network.

BTW, I'm a woman! :-) (I had addressed her as "Mr. Park" - boy is my face red!)

All best,
Ms. So Young Park
A&E Online


Nitro Report (Part 2)

We open with a replay of Bret Hart's statement from last night. He wants a face-to-face meeting with Hogan tonight.

On tape tonight (for the first time ever, I believe), again from Norfolk, VA. The announcers make their opening remarks and the take us to video footage from previous Hart appearances.

Disco Inferno vs. Chris Benoit - Benoit goes into his buzz-saw routine immediately. Disco is reeling before he gets a chance to mount any offense. Benoit goes for a series of snap suplexes but on the third one he is upset by a knee to the gut and now it is all Disco for a while. Benoit is not easy to put away however. We can see Disco's frustration mounting as he settles into a reverse chinlock. Benoit fights his way out of the hold but Disco comes right back. His flurry is short lived and Benoit reverses the field. he goes for the crossface but Disco is too close to the ropes. So he drags his opponent back to mid-ring and goes for it again. Disco submits. Cut to commercial.

Silly tribute video to Chris Jeicho.

Chris Jericho vs. Psychosis - Cruiserweight Title match - Jericho comes down mocking Dean Malenko in his manner and hairdo then at first refuses to take off the title belt. Jericho takes a wicked heel strike right on the nose early on. Then he gets kicked in the throat. He screams his displeasure then goes right after the Liontamer. But Psychosis reverses it to a roll-up and almost gets a pin. Jericho comes right back and the match see-saws. Jericho stops short to avoid a drop-kick but then the next moment he is knocked out to the floor. Psychosis gets him with a suicide dive. Back in the ring, Psychosis still holds the cards as he hits the Guillotine and goes for the pin again. He next goes for a Frankensteiner from the top but Jericho is ahead of him and finesses it into a Liontamer to win. Cut to commercial.

Nitro Grrrrls dance in the aisle...

The Barbarian (w/Jimmy hart) vs. Rocco Rock - Rock brings his table to the ring. The Barbarian wades right in to pummel his opponent in the corner then whips him to the opposite side. He continues his assault until Rocco gets loose and climbs the corner. He drops a double-ax handle and the match see-saws. As he is stepping up his assault, Hugh Morrus runs in and attacks him behind the referee's back. Now Johnny Grunge gets iinto the action so the referee declares it to be a tag team match! Now it's a wild brawl involving trashcans and the like happening both inside and out of the ring. The Hart team is subdued for a moment and Jimmy jumps up on the apron and starts hitting Rock with his belt. It has no effect and Hart finds himself being positioned on PE's table. Grunge and the Barbarian are both pulling on Hart from each direction as Rocco launches himself, but Morrus gets in the way. Barbarian hauls Hart off the table as Grunge and Hugh Morrus crash onto it and break it. Grunge attacks Barbarian with a trashcan lid then rolls him back into the ring. He enters the ring with a trashcan but the Barbarian kicks it into his head and puts him down. Grunge is pinned.

Replay of Randy Savage's statements concerning Hogan and Hart from Thunder. Cut to commercial.

Tribute video shows Juventud Guerrera against Chris Jericho.

Kidman (w/ the Flock at ringside) vs. Juventud Guerrera - Juvies fluidity gives him a slight edge in this one. He comes on strong to start but gets caught and dropped onto his back from the top corner. Kidman now has the floor but not for long. Juventud recovers and the match see-saws. As the match goes on Kidman starts to take advantage to his superior size. He goes for a superplex but Juvie drops him spreadeagle on the top rope. Kidman comes back again but only for a moment. Guerrera gets the Juvie Driver then throws the 450 to get the pin. The Flock swarms and they punk him mercilessly as we cut to commercial.

Mean Gene brings Alex Wright out for an interview on the ramp. He makes a ridiculous statement then dances until security removes him.

Eddie Guerrero (w/Chavo, Jr.) vs. Booker T - TV Title match - the match starts out as a stalemate. Eddie has the smarts and the guile - Booker has size and athletic ability as his assets. Eddie outwrestles his opponent early on but holding Booker down is problematic. After several exchanges, Eddie turns away to find out why his nephew isn't lending a hand. As Booker readies himself the referee scoots back into the corner out of harms way. Booker hits the Harlem side kick then the Missle drop-kick and gets the pin. After his loss, Eddie tries to shift the blame to Chavo. Cut to commercial.

We come back to clips of Bret Hart talking about Savage and Hogan last night.

Marty Jannetty vs. Saturn (w/the Flock...well, you know the drill...) - Saturn takes the early advantage until Jannetty explodes out of the corner. Saturn comes back with a kick to the chops and the match see-saws. Saturn finally uses the Death Valley Driver to get the pin. Cut to commercial.

Mean Gene invite Diamond Dallas Page to the ring. There is a "FREE RIC FLAIR!" in the background of the shot as Page enters the ring. DDP calls Raven out but he gets Kidman and Sick Boy instead. Kidman says that Raven couldn't be here tonight but he sent a video. Raven is shown slumped against a wall. He rants about DDP's early family life. He declares that he is done with DDP. Quote the Raven...etc. DDP answers by Diamond Cutting Sick Boy. Kidman flees the ring then DDP leaves through the crowd.

Back in the ring Kidman is having a hissy fit when a (supposed) fan runs in and clotheslines him over the top rope. The "fan" is subdued by security guys and we cut to commercial.

Jerry Flynn vs. Goldberg - what? again? Flynn was one of the first to give Goldberg a run for his money but has fared less well in susequent bouts. Flynn gets in a couple of quick kicks to start then loses the initiative...and the match in less then a minute. Cut to commercial.

More Nitro Grrrls on the platform this time...

Michael Buffer announces the main event.

Sting/Giant/Lex Luger vs. Scott Steiner/Konnan/Brian Adams (w/Vincent) - Steiners trophies seem to keep getting bigger week by week. The nWo guys make their entrance then we cut to commercial.

Sting and Company enter as we return. Adams gets the early advantage against Sting but it last only moments as Sting turns the tables and goes for the Scorpion Deathlock. Adams gets to the ropes. Sting tags in the Giant. He faces Konnan, who goes for a choke hold and gets squashed. He attacks again and is again squashed. Third time out the Giant grabs him in a bearhug. Konna is allowed to escape and the Giant tags in Luger. Luger wants Steiner, who comes in after some jawing. Steiner uses a cheap shot to take the advantage. He beats on his opponent then tags Konnan tags back in. Luger levels both Steiner and Konnan. As they both go for a tag Adams refuses it and splits! The Giant pulls Vincent into the ring and chokeslams him. Steiner and Konnan split and are counted out. Sting is lifting Vincent back to his feet as we cut to commercial.

Bret Hart comes down and renews his demand to speak face to face with Hollywood Hogan. Hogan complies and brings his cronies Bischoff and the Disciple with him. Hart starts out by praising Hogan as the highest paid and most visible wrestler in the world. Hogan seems pleased by that but then Randy Savage enters the ring and immediately attacks Bret Hart. He is subdued by the nWo guys and then held for Bret to hit as we fade to black.

At least that's the way I see it...

Earl Oliver
Editor, Solie's Wrestling Newsletter


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