First, I would like to say that both parts of WWF Survivor Series: Welcome To The Jungle is up and running. The URL for that story is http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Labyrinth/5647/ss.html
I would also like to announce that I am going to do a story based on the event called Starrcade. The nickname for it is "Deadly Unions." Now, here is a chance for you, the readers, to decide on something. Right now, I am in the process of writing my new "what-if" story. One of the feature events will be a "Luke Peep Show" bikini contest!!! Now, the rules of this contest are simple. Each girl will come out once and dance. The can wear whatever and do whatever to win. That means they can even strip down to their birthday suit if they choose!!! Anyway, here are the participants. Remember, all of these ladies will be competing against each other in their prime physical shapes. For some, like Kimberly, Sable and Jacqueline, that would be now. For others, like Woman, Missy Hyatt, and Baby Doll, that would've been the mid to late 80's, perhaps the early 90's. Here are the participants:
Nicola Roberts (Baby Doll)
Patti Garvin (Precious)
Just as a mention, the judges for this story are Ron Jeremy and Sean Michaels (not to be confused with former WWF Champion Shawn Michaels) from the adult entertainment world. Also judging are former MTV VJ Bill Belamy, pop star Madonna and controversial rap star Lil' Kim. Of course, in reality, YOU are the judges. Send in your votes to either of these e-mail addresses. They are firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
See ya and have fun voting.
Ervin V. Griffin, Jr.
It is with great regret, therefore, that I am being forced to close down this feature of the web site effective later this evening.
Of all of the web site features, this one has consistently cost me the most in time and energy. I have been willing to devote myself to it because it has been a very popular area and because I saw the need for a place where people could go and discuss this subject in a cordial atmosphere (unlike places such as the R.S.P-W Newsgroup). Unfortunately, it is not going to be possible for me to continue with it at this time.
Please do not inundate me with emails asking me to reconsider. The decision has been made. I have been priveleged to consider each of you as a friend (even when we have not agreed on things) and I would hope that those correspondence relationships will not end. I will shortly institute a "letters" section in the newsletter in order to continue to accomodate the airing of my readers' opinions.
Meanwhile, there have been quite a few online wrestling discussion forums that have sprung up around the net (many, I am proud to say, such as ESN, have been inspired by the success of this Forum). I have several of them listed on my A-List links page and now that the Readers' Forum is closing I will endeavor to expand that listing.
For my own part, I will continue to add to the dialogue at the Bad Boys of the Wrestling Web and ESN discussion boards as time permits. The Solie's web site overall will not be changing in any other way.
Thank you all for your continued support.
To those of you who read but do not participate in the Forum (and I know that there are many more of you then those who actually post there), I just want to say that I have appreciated your presence as well. The Forum has been a great Solie's tradition and I do not take this step lightly. Please be assured, as I stated above, that all other features of the Solie's web site will remain intact and that this newsletter will continue to be published on it's current two-times-per-week schedule (with special editions when warranted). In other words, nothing else will change.
The program opens with video of the events leading up to last weeks Goldberg interview plus clips from the Hogan/Page match later at the end of which the Champ was laid low by the Giant.
Nitro is live from Denver, Colorado. The Nitro Grrrrls cavort in gold lamee.
We are told that Legendary Larry has been summoned into a high level meeting. Apparently Zbyszco is being called on the carpet for his rhetoric concerning the nWo. Cut to scenes from the Tonight Show. Jay Leno agrees to participate in the Sturgis Main Event.
Mean Gene Okerlund brings DDT out for a talk. Page says Leno will be ready for the match because he's training him everyday.
The Barbarian (w/Jimmy Hart) vs. Diamond Dallas Page - Jimmy Hart comes to the ring with his man and calls DDP back for a match. Dallas comes in a house afire and goes for the Diamond Cutter early but is thwarted. Barbarian then hits a low blow to swing the advantage. He pounds Page in the corner where Jimmy Hart gets some licks in as well. They lock up again and Page gets kicked in his still-tender ribs. Now it's all Barbarian until he rushes into the corner and tastes boot leather. Hart jumps up on the aprn and gets knocked off - but his job is done. DDP is distracted and attacked again from behind. Page comes back after some more pounding and tries for the Cutter twice more - then the third attempt is finally successful and Barbarian is pinned. Cut to more Tonight Show footage, then to commercial.
Replay of some of the trash talk the nWo put out last week in the person of challenger Brian Adams, followed by the scene inside Goldberg's graffittid dressing room folloed by Goldberg's statement and then his squash of Adams.
This is followed by the colliquey between Page and Hogan, then scenes from the match between them and Goldberg's ride to the rescue. Cut to Road Wild commercial.
nWo NiteCap - I guess we have to put up with this one more time - or maybe again on Thursday - who knows. What a waste of air time... Bischoff's jokes are as stupid as ever - the crowd boos while the canned laughter tries (unsuccessfully) to drown them out. He brings Hogan out for his standard rant then Hogan goes on to talk some trash directed at Page and Leno. They show more Tonight show footage then go to commercial.
Tribute video to Bret (the Master of Manipulation) Hart.
Psychosis vs. Tokyo Magnum - Disco Inferno comes out first and uses the mic to intro Tokyo Magnum who comes out to Alex Wright's music. Before the match can really get under way, Scott Norton strolls in and decimates both competitors. He throws out a blanket challenge to anyone who wants to face him. Hugh Morrus answers the call despite Jimmy Hart's attempt to stop him. Morrus gets powerbombed as soon as he enters the ring. Norton walks away.
More video on Bret Hart - his self-serving speech directed at Sting last week. Cut to commercial.
More Nitro Grrrrls - on the platform this time. Followed by a Nitro party video.
Mean Gene invites the World Champion to the ring for an interview. He talks about what he calls the about "nWo Battle Royal" and says he's putting his hat into the ring. He vows to take down whoever, including Sting to reach the Giant. This brings Sting down to question his sanity and they go nose-to-nose but the Giant appears on the platform and issues a challenge which distracts both of them. Goldberg leaves the ring and wades through the Giants entourage (Hennig, Vincent etc.) Bret Hart shows up but steps out of the way. The Giant splits before Goldberg can reach him as we cut to commercial.
As we return, Sting is behind the entryway curtains bending over the unconscious form of Lex Luger. He stands back up and heads on out, apparently still pursuing Goldberg, as security personnel arrives to tend to Luger.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan vs. Brian Adams - hard to tell which one of these guys might win this one. Duggan has definitely been getting a push lately so it could be either of them. Duggan dominates the early going but Adams soon turns it around. Duggan is resilliant and takes back the advantage almost immediately. He gets the three-point tackle on Adams but Vincent launches himself off the top with the 2X4. Duggan gets the drop on him but is also distracted so that Adams can blindside him, use the 2X4 and gets a piledriver and the pin.
Mean Gene is back in the locker room area to check out the condition of Lex Luger. He fails to get an answer at the door then turns around to find Bret Hart behind him. Hart says he respects Sting and wants to take Luger's place in the Tag Team Title match as Sting's partner in the main event. Cut to commercial.
Okerlund looks silly perched on an American Iron Horse motorcycle in his suit as we return. He says he plans to ride it to Sturgis. Cut to Raven video. Usual whining rant.
Sick Boy (w/Lodi/Raven) vs. Kanyon - Raven grabs a mic and says that Kanyon won't be appearing. The crowd chants "Raven Sucks!" loud enough to temporarily shut him up. Raven goes on to suggest that Kanyon may have joined the Flock and then turns his rant on Saturn. He suggests that Saturn might face a handicap in his three-way dance match this weekend. Lodi decides to add his two cents, to the displeasure of his leader, who proceeds to break a couple of the imbecle's fingers! As Saturn approaches the ring, Raven abandons Lodi and leaves. Saturn enters the ring, helps Lodi up, pulls his fingers some more then puts the DDD on him. Bret Hart is observed conferring with Scott Hall in the back. Cut to commercial.
More Nitro Grrrrrls...
Mean Gene snags JJ Dillon then calls Dean Malenko out to talk. Over the weekend, Malenko said that he has found his own loophole. Malenko seems contrite tonight and calls Chris Jericho "the better man" during their last match. This brings Jericho out to gloat. Malenko then disputes Jericho's statement that "...he won't see me in the ring again" then asks Dillon to explain. Dillon announces that Malenko has been appointed as the special referee for Jericho's match against Juventud Guerrera this weekend.
Eddie Guerrero vs. Juventud Guerrera - before this match begins we are informed that Sting has left the building. The match gets underway and things look pretty even during the early going. Guerrero turns things around fairly soon and starts to whale on Juvey. This state of affairs lasts until Eddie takes his opponent to the top. He's then thrown off and falls out to the floor. Juvey launches a suicide dive and connects. Back in the ring Eddie manages to drop Juvey onto the top turnbuckle, but then he goes for another move but Juvey turns it into a DDT. Guerrera goes for his Juvey Driver but Eddie reverses it to a shoulder breaker. A Frog Splash tells the tale. Cut to commercial.
Stevie Ray vs. Lizmark, Jr. - Mean Gene waylays Stevie on his way to the ring. Stevie is carrying the TV belt and Gene wants to know the score. Stevie produces "legal documents" which don't seem to stand up to close scrutiny. In the ring, Lizmark is way overmatched. He gets loose for a few moments and flies a little then gets kicked out of the sky. It is about to be over when Chavo Guerrero shows up with a Notary Stamp he has found in Stevie's bag. Stevie abandons the match to chase Chavo and is counted out. Cut to commercial.
The announcers keep mentioning that the main event seems to be up in the air with Sting missing and Luger down and out.
Curt Hennig (w/Scott Norton) vs. Konnan - judging from Norton's behaviour lately, Konna must be out of his mind to walk into this meatgrinder on his own. Konnan starts strong but then Norton distracts the referee so Hennig can slip in a low blow. Now it's all Hennig until Konnan comes back with a surprise DDT and turns the tables. Konnan goes for the Tequilla Sunrise but Norton interferes again and distracts him. Hennig grabs Konan and chokes him with his own neck chain then takes him out with the Fisherman's Suplex. Kevin Nash shows up to protect his friend and protest the way the match was won. Too little too late. Cut to commercial.
Chris Jericho vs. Rey Misterio, Jr. - non-title match - Jericho attacks Rey before he is entirely in the ring. This gives him the advantage for a moment but then Rey comes roaring back. Jericho gets sent to the floor and then Senton splashed. Back inside, Misterio continues his attack and we cut to commercial.
Misterio throws a Moonsault off the top rope as we return. He conitnues in this vein until Jericho catches him in a shoulder breaker. Rey has trouble getting back into the ring - and Jericho adds to his problem by hitting a missle drop kick from the top as Misterio is still on the floor. Back in the ring Jericho is limping a little as he goes for a suplex. It is reversed and Jericho ends up on the receiving end. Jericho comes back strong and cuts Reys momentum off short. He applies an Octopus - which I haven't seen in years but is in the corner and forced to break it. He gets up and run his opponent into the corner then rushes to the opposite corner and misses. Misterio takes to the air and is back in control. He gets a springboard into a split legged Moonsault and gets a two count. Jericho returns with a German Suplex but can't get the pin. Jericho goes for a dropkick but Rey ducks and Jercho plunges to the floor. back inside Jericho uses his weight advantage to turn the tables briefly. Rey comes back and is going for his Frankensteiner when Jericho pulls the referee into harms way. The ref is out as Jericho goes for the Lion Tamer but Rey cradles him. He has the pin but there is no referee. Malenko runs in and makes the count. Since he has just been appointed a referee I guess this counts as a win for Misterio. Cut to commercial.
Nitro Grrrrls again...
Review of the Bagwell scam incident.
Scott Steiner comes down with a microphone and rants about getting a phone call from his mother who reminded him that he isn't any better then anyone else. This sounds like another one of his set ups. He strps off the nWo shirt and says, "This shirt is 4 life but it's not for me..." He invites Rick out to patch things up and Rick's music starts up...only its Buff Bagwell wearing a wrestling head piece and a painted beard who answers the call. He crawls around the ring gnawing on the ropes until Scott starts asking him inane questions to which he responds with barks. Bagwell then takes the mic and declares that the crowd in attendance is "so stupid". He congratulates Scott on his acting ability which Scott offers to demonstrate by bringing a tear to his eye. As he is working himself up, the real Rick runs in and whacks him with a chair!! Other members of the nWo show up but they are too late to do anything. Cut to commercial.
As the Nitro Grrrls cavort, we are informed that the Travis Tritt mini concert will not cut into the restling time but will be presented as a bonus event.
The nWo thugs show up in time to trap Kimberly in the ring after a Nitro Grrrrls appearance. Bischoff taunts her and gets his face slapped. The thugs grab her and that brings DDP to the ring. They overpower Page and hold him while Bischoff continues to taunt his wife. Hogan takes the mic and has his say then attacks DDP who is still being held. He taunts her some more then tells the Giant to chokeslam Page. They finally let Kim go to her man as he lays in the ring. They taunt the Pages a little more then leave. The announcers are subdued and obviously offended by what we have just seen. They warn Jay Leno thast he may be getting in over his head on Saturday. Cut to replay of Goldbergs statement from earlier tonight then to commercial.
Michael Buffer is on hand to announce the main event - but there is a real question about whether this match will actually take place.
The Giant/Scott Hall vs. Sting/Lex Luger - Tag Team Championship match - in order to continue the suspense, the Champs enter first. Hall then grabs the mic out of Buffer's hand to conduct his latest version of the poll. Somehow he manages to flub his lines and gets no reaction at all. Bret Hart enters to the confusion of Buffer and then we cut to commercial.
Sting descends from the rafters to his old music wearing white face paint and carrying a baseball bat as we return and takes his place in Hart's corner. Hart faces Hall to start. He controls the pace then tries to tag in Sting but Sting is unresponsive. Bret tags him anyway and Sting enters to clear the ring. He is on top of it for a momnt then gets caught between his opponents. The Giant comes in to step up the assault. Sting is in trouble. The Giant tags in hall who goes for the pin but can't get it yet. Now Hall and Giant are distracting the ref so they can double team Sting. Hart is not helping matters by providing further distraction. Sting finally gets some offense in but Hart has been knocked off the apron and has disappeared. Suddenly hart runs in and whacks Scott Hall with the bat but it is hard to tell who he meant to hit. In the confusion Sting pins Hall and Hart walks off with the Tag belts. Sting is getting mauled when Goldberg runs in and spears the Giant just as we fade to black.
RAW comes to us tonight on tape from the San Diego arena.
The Nation of Domination come down to the ring to start things off. The People's Champion has a mic and says he wants to have the Tag Team Title match (which he and Owen earned last night on Sunday Night Heat) right now. Commissioner Slaughter appears and the Rock is now demanding that the Tag belts be forfeited. This brings Austin and UT out. Austin hits the ring but the Undertaker turns back to confront his brother who has followed them out. Austin is taking on both guys in the ring while UT is in a brawl with mankind on the ramp. Stone Cold finally goes out and grabs a chair to equalize things - meanwhile the Undertaker has disappeared. The Nation retreats as Austin celebrates with the crowd.
Marc mero (w/Jaquelyn) vs. Golga - Mero is ranting in the ring when Golga enters accompanied by Sable! (Golga is John Tenta/Earthquake under the mask). Sable announces a surprise which turns out to be Kurrgan and the Giant Silve in tuxedos. Kurrgan sings "There She is..." in an offkey basso voice and then Luna appears with a big smile, a bouquet and a ball gown on (with wrestling boots!). We cut to commercial before we can find out any more...but I'm sure we will.
The match is in progress as we return but the announcers are more interested in what is going on with Sable and her stable. She explains that she has gotten to know these people and that they are very nice. In the ring Mero is mounting some offense via his fists. He clotheslines the big guy but Tenta is right back up and returns the favor. Jaquie tries to interfere but Luna brains her with the bouquet then starts a cat fight with her. In the confusion, Mero slips in his low blow but then the Giant Silva grabs him and chokeslams him. Mero is destroyed before he can react and Golga gets the pin. Cut to commercial.
Replay of the incident at the top of the show.
The Godfather (Kama) vs. Scorpio - Dan Severn has withdrawn from the tournament thus clearing the way for Kama. He makes a brief statement concerning his withdraw which goes a long way toward explaining why he is hardly ever allowed to speak. We review Scorpio's win over Skull in the first round of competition. The ref explains the rules and we are off. Scorpio spends most of the first round ducking and weaving. Not the way to score in this contest. Kama is known to be an experienced boxer and shows it here. Scorpio repeats his performance in the second round and loses again to his opponent. Only a knockout will help him now and that's not about to happen in this one. Scorpio goes for a takedown in the third round but it is reversed. Scorpio gets a little more aggressive after that but it's really too late and he is defeated handily. The New Age Outlaws talk about their upcoming match with mankind and kane for the top contender's spot before we cut to commercial.
New Age Outlaws vs. Mankind/Kane - fight for the #1 contender position - the fight erupts before Kane and Mankind are fully in the ring as Mankind is jerked off the apron. The Outlaws assert themselves early with superior teamwork but they can't sustain the attack. As soon as the Road Dog gets in he throws away the advantage. The Dog is put down hard and is steadily being isolated. Billy finally gets a blind tag and the two of them try to get a double suplex on Kane - but he reverses it on both of them. All four guys go out to the floor and Mankind gets the Dog with a chair then is gotten himself the same way by Billy. Kane runs over Billy and the match ges back inside where Kane dominates his opponent. mankind tags in and it's the Road Dog who is still being isolated. Billy tags in again and they again flub a double team. Billy (the legal man) is tossed out and the Dog is pinned. This will be protested I'm sure.
Scenes of Hawk's obvious impairment is chronicled and then the man himself steps out of character to apologize for his behaviour and beg forgiveness from the fans. Cut to commercial.
Dubba J (w/Tennessee Lee) vs Hawk - Hawk looks like himself again for this one - Jarrett better watch himself. He attacks early, probably a good idea but to no avail as Hawk gorilla presses him and tosses him out to the floor. Back in the ring, Dubba J is still not faring too well until he sidesteps a rush to the corner and sends Hawk into the post. They take the fight outside where Lee gets his licks in as well. Back in the ring, Jarrett is in control, but, as has happened several times lately, le tries to interfere and costs his man the match. Southern Justice follows Animal to the ring and a melee ensues with Puke coming down to even the odds. Cut to commercial.
Vince (excuse me... "Mr.") McMahon comes down with his toadies as we return. He takes the mic and predicts that UT and Austin will lose the Tag Title tonight (dream on, promoter boy...) He is still trying to stir up trouble between the Tag Champs by reminding Austin that the Undertaker was not in position to help when Stone Cold was attacked from behind by Kane and Mankind. He then points out what happened earlier when Austin was left alone to face the Nation of Domination. He calls the Undertaker out to explain himself. UT appears to his new musical theme and makes his customary entrance under blue light. He is followed to the ring by Austin who grabs the mic from McMahon and lays down his own brand of smack. I just noticed that the backside of his Title belt is lined with snakeskin - nice touch. He addresses the Undertaker and says that the World Title is all he really cares about then starts to leave but UT stops him and says that he is playing right into McMahons gameplan and says he should come back and get his Tag Title belt. Austin returns and retreives his belt but keeps his distance. UT further states that Austin can consider himself the "safest SOB in the WWF" until SummerSlam but then he better defend himself.
Owen and the Rock talk some trash concerning the Tag Title match later tonight.
We see some scenes from HHH's coming appearance on Pacific Blue as we return frmom commercial.
X-Pac vs. HHH - IC Title contention match - Helmsly dominates the early going using his superior size effectively but Waltman can't be repressed and soon makes a comeback. The match see-saws then HHH re-asserts himself and starts working on X-Pac's delicate neck. X-Pac breaks away for a moment but then launches himself into the empty corner and loses it again. he comes right back with a back round kick to turn the tables. He starts to launch himself again but Chyna reaches up and trips him, then she applies a forearm upside his head! The distraction allows HHH to apply the Curtain Call and get the pin. Afterward the two argue and go nose-to-nose but appear to possibly patch it up before we go to commercial.
Val Venis/Taka Michinoku vs. Kaientai (w/the Yamaguchi's)- how many times has taka defended his Title since he won it? Once? What's with that? "Mrs. Yamaguchi" accompanies her husband tonight but she doesn't look to happy. Togo and Tao are the competitors in this one. They use some superior teamwork to dominate Val for about 120 seconds then he clotheslines both of them. Suddenly Taka turns on his partner and helps the opposisition take him out. Taka has gone back to his old team mates from the Japan days. It is alledged that the wayward "Mrs. Yamaguchi" is his sister (of course she isn't, nor is she Yamaguchi's wife...) They haul Mr. Cheese away as we cut to commercial.
D'Lo Brown vs. Dan Severn - European Title match - D-Lo attacks as Severn enters and gest the upper hand. Here comes Mark Henry - it doesn't look good for Severn. But wait - Steve Blackman has come down to even the odds. D-Lo is reminding Severn that he is responsible for the Champs having to wear his chest protector. A double leg takesdown finally hands Severn the advantage. sNow Shamrock shows up and starts beating up on both Nation members - of course the match is thrown out.
As D-Lo retreats he is attacked by Edge for no apparent reason.
In the back, Kaientai and their new ally are attacking Val Venis with a vengence (that's called alliteration folks...) Cut to commercial.
Tiger Ali Singh comes down to the ring. A video is shown from last night before the program wherein he pays a woman $500 to eat dog food. He offers any woman to come up and disrobe for money. $500 for each piece of clothing. A rather rotund woman in a muumuu takes the challenge. She removes her blouse and skirt ad then starts to take off her bra but Singh changes his tune and offers her money to put her clothes back on. In the back Mr. Cheese is positioned on the chopping black and then the cameraman is chased from the room as we cut to commercial.
Owen Hart. The Rock vs Steve Austin/The Undertaker - Tag Team Title match - a general brawl breaks out at the outset and sorts itself to Owen ve. UT in the ring while the other two fight on the floor. UT walks the roes and lays one on Owen's back. Austin tags in and gets a back heel kick to the face to give up the advantage. But he comes right back and the match see-saws. Maivia tags in and immediately succombs to Austin's attack. UT is back in and continues the assault. It takes a face rake to stop him but only for a moment. He attempts a pin after a leg drop but Owen performs the save. UT goes back to pounding on the Rock. He starts a chokeslam but Owen chops his knee from behind. Now the Nation members are doubleteaming UT. He fights back and tags in Austin on Owen. Austin opens a can of...whatever...on Owen then applies a Sharpshooter! Maivia breaks that up. Now he is in against a weakened Rattlesnake and strting to gain ground. Owen has Austin in a sleeper and he is going out - the Rock has a bloody nose on the apron. Austin recovers and ralys but then is subjected to a low blow. Maivis comes in and taunts the Undertaker into distracting the ref so he can get another low blow in. It looks bad for Austin but suddenly he comes alive and a flurry of moves ends with both men down. On the 8 count both guys get the tag and UT cleans house. Inside UT is dismanteling Owen while Austin fights Maivia on the announce table. Mankind and Kane run - Mankind grabs the claw on UT then Kane swings a chair and gets Mankind. The Outlaws run in and the melee begins. In the back the back of Val Venis in electronically obscured but it is obvious he has been stripped and is positioned with his member on then chopping block. The sword descends and we hear the sickening thud as we fade to black.
That last bit was a bit over the line - but then the whole Val Venis character really has no place in a wrestling angle. What disturbs me is that McMahon gets away with claiming this sort of trash as "adult" material while continuing to pander to his real target audience - adolescent boys. I doubt that the majority of adults really find inane characters like Mr. Cheese and Dork-X to be at all entertaining.
At least that's the way I see it...
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