The Ring Report TV Update, Vol. 4, Issue #44, Dec. 22, 1998
(“This issue dedicated to Brady Boone. May he rest in peace.”)
[Disclaimer: The RAW report may offend some people. Scroll down if you are easily offended.]
WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW 12/21/98
WHAT YOU MISSED: VINCE MCMAHON is leaving, he says that SHANE MCMAHON is in charge tonight as he’s leaving to go work out . . . SHANE MCMAHON is in charge tonight. He leads TEAM CORPORATE to the ring. DX come out of the locker room. They say they have the keys to the boiler room and MANKIND comes out. SHAWN MICHAELS orders a match between KEN SHAMROCK & BILLY GUNN. He also orders a match between JESSE JAMES and THE BIG BOSSMAN. He orders HUNTER HEARST HELMSLY & X’POC to face ROCKY MIAVIA & TEST. Shane McMahon orders a match between MANKIND and himself. He says it’ll happen in the ring . . . MARK HENRY & D’LO BROWN argue in the dressing room . . . GANGREL vs. AL SNOW: Snow gets the win. The lights go red. CHRISTIAN & EDGE attack Snow. the lights go out completely. When they come back on Snow is down and covered in blood . . . BILLY GUNN vs. KEN SHAMROCK — WWF IC TITLE: Billy Gunn wins the match and the IC belt. Well until SHAWN MICHAELS comes out and says that it wasn’t an IC title match. Gunn moons Michaels after the match . . . HAWK comes out and accuses DROZ of being “the pusher” and “the enabler” and that he doesn’t have to cover for him any more because he’s clean. Droz comes out. He says that when he heals up he’s going to take it out on Droz. Droz attacks him from behind, ANIMAL makes the save . . . MARK HENRY & D’LO BROWN knock on JACKIE & TERRI RUNNELS’ dressing room. They let Henry in . . . THE BLUE BLAZER vs. STEVE BLACKMON: OWEN HART comes out before the match and denies being the Blazer. Owen Hart attacks Blackmon, which results in the DQ of the Blazer. Blazer puts Blackmon in the Dragon sleeper and GOLDUST makes the save. Goldust goes after the Blazer and he and Blackmon unmask him to be JEFF JARRETT. Owen Hart covers up Jarrett’s face with his robe . . . Jackie & Terri with Mark Henry. They say they’re going to take a shower with Henry watching . . . Henry watches Jackie & Terri in the shower . . . JESSE JAMES vs. THE BIG BOSSMAN — WWF HARDCORE TITLE: MANKIND interferes in the anything goes match. Road Dog is proclaimed the new Hardcore champion . . . Terri & Jackie undress Mark Henry. They put a dog collar on him and the rest is left to your imagination . . . JERRY BRISCO & PAT PATTERSON argue with SHANE MCMAHON . . . back with Jackie & Terri. They’re tying Henry down . . . BOB HOLLY & SCORPIO vs. THE ACOLYTES: JOB SQUAD wins by DQ . . . SHANE MCMAHON rushing to the ring . . . MANKIND vs. SHANE MCMAHON: Mankind gives McMahon a chair and tells him to lay him out. Shane hits him with the chair and Mankind goes insane on him. PAT PATTERSON interferes but is taken out. JERRY BRISCO tries the same but fares just as poorly. Mankind takes out MR. SOCCO and puts it on Shane. ROCKY MIAVIA makes the save. DX hit the ring to back up Mankind. TEAM CORPORATE run off . . . a look at SANATA BLASSIE . . . Patterson & Brisco are cowering outside the arena . . . D’LO BROWN pounds on the door for Mark Henry to come out because their music is playing. Terri & Jackie whip a restrained Henry in the locker room while D’LO faces THE HEADBANGERS by himself. He loses. Mark makes his way out and he and D’Lo argue . . . Brisco & Patterson continue to argue outside the building. Vince McMahon returns and they explain the bad news to him . . . X-POC & HUNTER HEARST HELMSLY vs. ROCKY MIAVIA & TEST: SHAWN MICHAELS makes some rule changes. DX has to go to the locker room but TEAM CORPORATE can stay. VINCE MCMAHON comes out. He says that DX can stay at ringside. The lights go out. KANE comes down. Kane attacks Hunter Hearst Helmsly. Kane chokeslams Billy Gunn and Road Dog. He tries it on the Rock but he doesn’t do it. He chokeslams X-PAC instead. CHYNA comes in and attack him and he chokeslams her as well . . .
WWF SUNDAY NIGHT HEAT 12/20/98
WHAT YOU MISSED: TIGER ALI SINGH fell to X-PAC . . . THE HARDY BOYS fell to KEVIN QUINN & BRIAN CHRISTOPHER . . . DROZ w/ANIMAL vs. AL SNOW w/HEAD: ANIMAL leaves but HAWK comes out with his arm in a cast. Hawk hits Droz with his cast behind the ref.’s back and Snow gets the pin. Hawk gets on the microphone and says that on RAW he’s going to spill the “deep dark secret” between him and Droz . . . THE ODDITIES bring out a box as a present for THE HEADBANGERS before GOLGA & KURRGAN vs. THE HEADBANGERS. The Headbangers leave the ring and open the box. It’s GEORGE “THE ANIMAL” STEELE. He chases off the Headbangers to a loud pop from the crowd . . . DX come out. ROCKY MIAVIA comes out with TEST (Motley Crew’s former bodyguard). They exchange words. It goes nowhere . . . DOA vs. THE NEW AGE OUTLAWS: PAUL ELLERING accidentally hits a member of DOA over the head with his briefcase, resulting in that member’s pinfall loss to BILLY GUNN. DOA destroys Ellering after the match . . . MANKIND vs. KEN SHAMROCK, THE BIG BOSSMAN & ROCKY MIAVIA w/SHAWN MICHAELS: Supposed to be a 4 corners match where you tag in to go one on one. The only ones tagging are TEAM CORPORATE — to each other. Rocky pins Mankind. After the match TEST & VINCE MCMAHON come in the ring. Vince takes out of a sock (“Corporate Socco”) and jams it in Mankind’s mouth. DX makes the save . . .
WHAT YOU MISSED: we open with a video featuring the names of WCW and WWF champions. The say that not one recognized WORLD TITLE HOLDER defended his title in Japan until SHANE DOUGLAS did so against GEDO in Tokyo. Highlights of Douglas winning that match follow . . . a look at the situation between SABU, TAZ & SHANE DOUGLAS . . . a look at the situation between MIKEY WHIPWRECK, LANCE STORM & JERRY LYNN . . . a look at last week’s MATSATO TANAKA vs. JUSTIN CREDIBLE match. Followed by Credible yelling at CHASTITY . . . a look at an old MIKE AWESOME loss to MATSATO TANAKA . . . a video of more footage of TAMMY LYNN SYTCH on the beach in a swimsuit . . . highlights of SABU & ROB VAN DAM defeating THE DUDLEYS for the ECW WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES . . .
WCW THUNDER 12/17/98
WHAT YOU MISSED: it begins with a short tribute to BRADY BOONE, who was killed in an auto accident this week . . . a look at SCOTT STEINER & BUFF BAGWELL trying to recruit LEX LUGER . . . KENNY KAOS vs. KONNAN — WCW WORLD TV TITLE: Bagwell & Steiner take over the broadcast booth. Kaos loses and RAGE returns to the ring. Kaos brought the WCW WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE belt with him (he’s apparently still 1/2 of the tag team champs with RICK STEINER). Rage brings it into the ring and demands to know where Kaos stands. They argue . . . RIC FLAIR’S FAMILY arrives . . . a look at the Ric Flair “heart attack” from NITRO . . . MIKE ENOS fell to FIT FINLEY . . . comments from ERIC BISCHOFF that he feels bad for the things he’s done . . . SCOTT HALL comes out and babbles on the microphone . . . REY MISTERIO JR. vs. PRINCE IUKEA: The LWO stop Iukea. EDDY GUERRERO says that Iukea isn’t going to go to the ring tonight. Iukea walks back to the dressing room. Guerrero orders JUVENTUD GUERRERA to get Misterio. They square off and go until
Eddy Guerrero frog splashes Misterio to set up the Guerrera pinfall. Prince Iukea returns and tells the ref. what happened and the LWO attacks Iukea and Misterio when the ref. reverses the decision . . . Scott Steiner and Buff Bagwell come into the dressing room and tell Lex Luger not to trust Scott Hall. Konnan comes in and says that Steiner & Bagwell shouldn’t be there. Konnan walks out of the dressing room and is attacked by someone. Luger walks out and finds Hall standing over Konnan . . . a look at DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE’S TOYS FOR TOTS event in Atlanta . . . SHIIMA NOBUNAGA fell to THE DISCO INFERNO . . . JERRY FLYNN fell to NORMAN SMILEY . . . CHRIS JERICHO vs. PERRY SATURN: the ref. was bumped. ERNEST MILLER interfered. Jericho puts out Saturn with the lion tamer when the ref. recovered . . . a segment where they welcomed RIC FLAIR’S FAMILY to the arena . . . a look at the situation between BRET HART, THE GIANT & DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE . . . LEX LUGER vs. SCOTT HALL: Steiner & Bagwell come out and attack Hall. Konnan comes out and explains it was Bagwell & Steiner who jumped him. Luger attacks Steiner & Bagwell . . . an interview with RIC FLAIR’S FAMILY. They say he had a minor heart attack. ERIC BISCHOFF comes out and BARRY WINDHAM & BRYAN ADAMS attack Flair’s sons. Security restrains Flair’s wife but does nothing to help his sons. There’s logic for ya. Eric ends things by sloppily kissing Flair’s wife . . .
WCW NITRO 12/14/98
WHAT YOU MISSED: NITRO GIRLS . . . a special look at DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE vs. THE GIANT . . . SCOTT PUTSKI vs. RAVEN: Raven refuses to wrestle. He whines until KANYON comes out. Kanyon sends Putski away. Kanyon reveals that Raven went to an Ivy League school and got a premed degree. That Raven has a $3.2 million trust fund. That he was a rich spoiled brat. Raven walks out . . . VILLIANO V vs. EDDY GUERRERO: Guerrero stops the match and offers Villano a spot in the LWO. Villiano accepts . . . WRATH over AL GREEN . . . a look at the situation between ERIC BISCHOFF & RIC FLAIR . . . an interview with ERIC BISCHOFF. I fast forwarded the second he said he was some sort of dangerous man. RIC FLAIR charged the ring, chased off Bischoff. Flair returns to the ring and slumps over, apparently having a heart attack . . . BAM BAM BIGELOW attacks SCOTT HALL in the back of the building while they were taking off Fliar. KEVIN NASH comes out while security is taking off Bigelow. BILL GOLDBERG comes out and security holds all three back. TERRY TAYLOR comes out and they agree to a three way match tonight . . . an interview with BILLY KIDMAN. He brings out REY MISTERIO JR. He offers Rey a match right now with no LWO involved. A ref. comes out and the match is made. The announcers confirm it is a title match. The announcers also say that Ric Flair had shortness of breath and chest pains. The LWO comes out and the match is thrown out . . . CHRIS JERICHO & RALPHUS come out. They bring out a KONNAN impersonator. He attacks the impersonator afterwards . . . NITRO GIRLS . . . EMERY HALE fell to BARRY WINDHAM . . . PERRY SATURN fell to NORMAN SMILEY when ERNEST MILLER attacked Saturn but a ref. who Saturn attacked a couple of weeks ago came in to count the fall after the first ref. was knocked out . . . an interview with BRET HART. He says that he’ll put up the U.S. title tonight against DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE. Page comes out from the dressing room but THE GIANT attacks with from behind with a chair. The Giant then destroys the giant metal “WCW” letters and chokeslams Page through the stage . . . STEVIE RAY vs. KONNAN — WCW WORLT TV TITLE: Ray comes out with BOOKER T. T is not wearing NWO colors. T won’t let RAY use the slapjack. Konnan wins by pinfall . . . ERIC BISCHOFF comes out and expresses his best wishes to RIC FLAIR. He says that Flair appears to have suffered a mild heart attack . . . an interview with BOOKER T. He says that Stevie Ray made his own choice about the NWO. Ray comes out and says that the people don’t matter and that T made him join the NWO. He blames T for the breakup of their tag team. He throws a NWO shirt at T and walks off . . . RAVEN’S MOTHER arrives and tries to get past security. KANYON comes out and says that he’ll take her to Raven . . . SCOTT HALL vs. HORACE HOGAN: NWO HOLLYWOOD attack Hall. DISCO INFERNO, dressed in a NWO WOLFPAC shirt tries to make the save but is knocked out . . . NITRO GIRLS . . . SCOTT STEINER over VAN HAMMER. After the match Steiner and BUFF BAGWELL call out LEX LUGER and want him to join NWO HOLLYWOOD . . . KEVIN NASH vs. BAM BAM BIGELOW vs. BILL GOLDBERG: SCOTT HALL comes in and attacks Goldberg, which throws the match out via DQ. Hall takes out Bam Bam Bigelow then leaves and Goldberg and Nash go at it while Bigelow and Nash fight outside the ring . . .
WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW 12/14/98
WHAT YOU MISSED: DX come out dressed as TEAM CORPORATE. The real TEAM CORPORATE comes out. SHAWN MICHAELS says that the parodies are worn out and orders a rematch between THE NEW AGE OUTLAWS & THE BIG BOSSMAN & KEN SHAMROCK. ROCKY MIAVIA says that HUNTER HEARST HELMSLY will be granted a non-title shot tonight. He changes his mind after Hunter challenges him and it will be a title match . . . TEAM CORPORATE are in the locker room and VINCE MCMAHON gloats . . . THE GODFATHER & VAL VENIS vs. CHRISTIAN & EDGE: Venis pins Christian . . . comments from STEVE BLACKMON. He still contends that OWEN HART is THE BLUE BLAZER. He says he’ll unmask the Blazer as Hart tonight . . . THE BLUE BLAZER vs. THE BLUE BLAZER: JEFF JARRETT attacks Goldust and gets the Blazer DQ’d. Blackmon hits the ring while Goldust takes out Jarrett and unmasks the Blazer to be Owen Hart . . . a pull apart between TEAM CORPORATE & DX in the dressing room . . . D’LO BROWN & MARK HENRY w/JACKIE & TERRI RUNNELS come out. Henry says he’s not here to fight, instead he’s going to tell what happened on his date with CHYNA. He says that Chyna wanted him in bed. He says D’Lo got everything on tape. SCORPIO & BOB HOLLY hit the ring and the match starts. Terri Runnels distracts the rest of the J.O.B. squad when JACKIE nails Holly with a drop kick from the top rope to set up a Henry body slam for the win . . . KEN SHAMROCK & THE BIG BOSSMAN vs. THE NEW AGE OUTLAWS — WWF WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES: SHAWN MICAHELS hits BILLY GUNN over the head with a nightstick. Ken Shamrock puts Gunn in an ankle lock and the ref. rings the bell for the match to end. New Champs . . . VINCE & SHANE MCMAHON come out with a number picking machine. Vince orders a KANE vs. MANKIND “no holds barred” match. They then draw the number that STEVE AUSTIN will have for Royale Rumble entry. Of course it’s #1. Shane says it’s not fair that Austin gets #1. He demands one more chance. Shane draws again. It’s #1. Vince says that whichever one of the 29 guys in the Royale Rumble will get $100,000 from one of Shane’s trust funds. Shane McMahon announces that Vince McMahon will compete in the Royale Rumble. He draws #30. Vince says it’s fair. MANKIND appears on the TITONTRON. He says that he vs. Kane would be family entertainment. He challenges Vince to a match tonight instead of Kane. No comment from Vince . . . JEFF JARRETT vs. STEVE BLACKON — guitar on a pole match: DEBRA teases a strip to distract Blackmon as Jarrett gets the guitar off the pole. Ref. bump. Blackmon has the match won when Owen Hart comes down and takes out Blackmon with a guitar then takes the first guitar and hides it. He puts the ref. in the ring and it’s a pinfall win for Jarrett . . . Vince McMahon decides to fight Mankind tonight — “my way.” . . . TIGER ALI SINGH vs. GANGREL: The lights go out and an eerie red glow fills the arena. THE BROOD circle tiger as he tries to escape. The lights go out again and when they come back up Singh is covered in blood . . . MANKIND vs. KANE — no holds barred: Vince McMahon comes out and says that he’ll wrestle in the parking lot with Mankind tonight. Mankind goes after him and gets counted out . . . orderlies take KANE out in a straight jacket after THE BIG BOSSMAN & KEN SHAMROCK attacked him and had the orderlies get him . . . Mankind destroys Vince McMahon in the parking lot. THE STOOGES attack Mankind but he takes them out. He puts MR.SOCCO on Vince then puts Vince into the trunk of a car. ROCKY MIAVIA attacks Mankind and does the Rock Bottom on him on the top of a car . . . HUNTER HEARST HELMSLY vs. ROCKY MIAVIA — WWF WORLD TITLE: Rocky stops halfway through the match to do his own play by play commentary. Chyna low blows Rocky, Hunter gets a 2 and a half count. Michaels orders the ref. to go after Chyna. The ref. goes after Chyna and Shawn Michaels attacks Hunter with the title belt. A large blonde man identified as MOTLEY CREW’S bodyguard comes in the ring while the ref. is keeping Chyna from attacking Michaels. He attacks Hunter and of course the ref. comes in to count the pin . . .
WWF IN YOUR HOUSE: ROCK BOTTOM 12/13/98
WHAT YOU MISSED: footage from yesterday of ROCKY MIAVIA with fans claiming that from now on all the In Your Houses will now have “ROCK” in their name . . . VAL VENIS & THE GODFATHER vs. D’LO BROWN & MARK HENRY: The Godfather says his women have the night off and they can have Val for the whole night. D’LO and Mark come out with TERRI RUNNELS & JACKIE. Jackie & Terri go after the Godfather’s women. Godfather and D’Lo yell at each other outside the ring. Jackie comes in and pulls down Val’s pants, Mark Henry attacks and splashes him and gets the pin . . . comments from HUNTER HEARST HELMSLY & CHYNA . . . a look at MANKIND attacking ROCKY MIAVIA earlier tonight . . . ROCKY MIAVIA argues with SHANE & VINCE MCMAHON. Vince says he’s gong to take care of it . . . THE HEADBANGERS over THE ODDITIES . . . OWEN HART vs. STEVE BLACKMON: Blackmon puts Hart in the sharpshooter. Owen makes it to the ropes. Owen walks out on the match. Countout win for Blackmon . . . VINCE MCMAHON goes to the locker room looking for MANKIND. He goes to a small storage closet, which has a sign on the door reading “Mankind’s office.” Mankind invites him in . . . AL SNOW, SCORPIO & BOB HOLLY fell to THE BROOD . . . GOLDUST lost to JEFF JARRETT when DEBRA MCMICHAELS interfered. After the match COMMISSIONER SHAWN MICHAELS came out and congratulated Jarrett on his win and Jarrett went back to the dressing room. He then reversed the decision and ordered DEBRA to strip. She stripped but THE BLUE BLAZER ran out and covered her up before she exposed any skin . . . KEN SHAMROCK & THE BIG BOSSMAN vs. THE NEW AGE OUTLAWS — WWF WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH: BILLY GUNN pins Shamrock when Shawn Michaels accidentally trips Shamrock . . . MANKIND vs. ROCKY MIAVIA — WWF WORLD TITLE: Mankind puts out the Rock with MR. SOCCO. Vince McMahon says that the Rock did not submit and that the ref. stopped the match on his own, therefore Rocky keeps the title. Mankind attacks both Vince and Shane McMahon afterwards. TEAM CORPORATE makes the save . . . STEVE AUSTIN, with the help of KANE, defeats THE UNDERTAKER in a buried alive match . . .
WWF SUNDAY NIGHT HEAT 12/13/98
WHAT YOU MISSED: missed the first few minutes . . . VINCE MCMAHON comes out and berates the Canadian fans for having two languages. He encourages everyone to renounce their citizenship and come to America. He introduces SHANE MCMAHON. Shane returns to the co-commentating role with KEVIN KELLY . . . MATT HARDY vs. DUANE GILL — WWF LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE: THE BLUE MEANIE DDT’s Hardy behind the ref.’s back and Gill wins again . . . footage of MANKIND attacking ROCKY MIAVIA earlier in the night . . . Miavia says he can’t wrestle in the match and sends Vince McMahon to go inform MANKIND that their title match is off . . . Mankind goes and hides . . . Mankind then comes to the ring. He says the fine print of his contract says that the fine print says that if Rocky doesn’t wrestle the title goes to Mankind. Mankind says he’ll deal with Vince McMahon for whatever it takes to get what he wants back . . . BRIAN CHRISTOPHER vs. KEVIN QUINN: Kevin Quinn wins in an upset . . . DX are on the way to the ring but so are TEAM CORPORATE & SHAWN MICHAELS . . . DROZ vs. HUNTER HEARST HELMSLY: HHH wins easily. TAM CORPORATE & SHAWN MICHALES comes out. Michaels bars DX from ringside during THE NEW AGE OUTLAWS title match tonight. If they come to ringside the Outlaws forfeit the titles. He says the Outlaws must have a warm-up match on heat before their title match . . . JERFF JARRETT & DEBRA come to the ring. They say that Jarrett is going to win tonight and will have to strip “buckass nekkid” . . . THE ACOLYTES vs. THE NEW AGE OUTLAWS — WWF WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES: THE BIG BOSSMAN & KEN SHAMROCK attack the outlaws and the Acolytes are DQ’d. The Acolytes turn on Shamrock & Bossman. The lights go out and THE UNDERTAKER voice says that he claims the existence of STEVE AUSTIN . . .
WCW SATURDAY NIGHT 12/12/98
WHAT YOU MISSED: CHAVO GUERRERO JR. over LENNY LANE . . . VINCENT fell to BOBBY DUNCUM JR. . . . comments from WRATH . . . JOHNNY SWINGER fell to PRINCE IUKEA . . . a look at RIC FLAIR vs. ERIC BISCHOFF . . . VILLANO V fell to NORMAN SMILEY . . . comments from KONNAN. Konnan disses Jericho for comments he made earlier in the program, though he hadn’t made any as of yet . . . KAZ HAYASHI vs. ERNEST MILLER: PERRY SATURN gets in the ring instead of Hayashi. Miller runs off. Saturn destroys SONNY ONNO . . . a look at HOLLYWOOD HOGAN . . . EDDY GUERRERO & THE LWO approach SUPER CALO to join the LWO. Calo refuses and the LWO attacks him . . . KENNY KAOS falls to WRATH . . . comments from CHRIS JERICHO . . . KONNAN’S music video . . . KONNAN over MIKE ENOS in a WORLD TV TITLE match . . . EDDY GUERRERO & JUVENTUD GUERRERA vs. BILLY KIDMAN & SUPER CALO: Calo is out so Kidman takes both guys on by himself. REY MISTERIO JR. joins the match as Kidman’s partner. Kidman & Misterio win when the LWO come in . . .
WHAT YOU MISSED: SHANE DOUGLAS with TAZ in the ring ranting . . . news that Douglas suffered a broken wrist . . . a look at THE DUDLEY BOYS attacking a radio reporter . . . TAZ agrees to tag with Douglas in a 3 way vs. The Dudleys vs. SABU & ROB VAN DAM. Sabu pins Douglas but gets taken out by Taz the Dudleys . . . more T&A of TAMMY LYNN SYTCH on the beach . . . highlights of THE FBI inducting THE ONE MAN GANG as a member of their family. TRACEY SMOTHERS & LITTLE GUIDO vs. CHRIS CHETTI & SUPER NOVA: Super Nova is knocked out so Chetti gets TOMMY DREAMER as a partner. JEFF JONES comes in to replace the ref. when the ref. is knocked out. Dreamer attacks Jones then JASON & JUSTIN CREDIBLE take out Dreamer. The first ref. counts the pin when Tracey Smothers pins Dreamer . . . LANCE STORM w/TAMMY LYNN BYTCH come to the ring for a match with MIKEY WHIPWRECK. Storm says he just watched the BRET HART “WRESTLING WITH SHADOWS” video — which details how Hart was screwed over by VINCE MCMAHON — and says that since Buffalo is close to Canada he knows he’s going to be screwed over so he’s not working. Mikey Whipwreck challenges anyone in the locker room to come out. ROD PRICE comes out. Mikey says that Rod isn’t a wrestler he’s a fighter, so Mikey’s not a fighter and he runs off. Price then challenges anyone. NEW JACK comes out with a trash can full of weapons. New Jack gets the win . . . JUSTIN CREDIBLE vs. MATSATO TANAKA — winner gets a shot at the ECW WORLD TV TITLE: before the match CHASTITY takes off her baggy clothes and shows off a tight outfit. Credible is angry but Jason loves it. Tanaka gets the win with help from Tommy Dreamer . . . Joey Styles goes over PPV matches . . . comments from ROB VAN DAM & BILL ALPHONSO . . . comments from SUPER NOVA that it’s time for him to stand on his own . . . comments from THE DUDLEYS. BUH BUH RAY says that he and DVON will defend their titles by themselves in Japan vs. ROB VAN DAM & SABU and beat them cleanly . . . comments from DANNY DOURING & THE AMISH CHICKEN PLUCKER ROADKILL . . . comments from JUSTN CREDIBLE. CHASTITY is with him. He tells her to shut up, blames her new look for his losses, then throws baggy clothes at her to wear . . .
WCW THUNDER 12/10/98
WHAT YOU MISSED: CHRIS JERICHO w/RALPHUS vs. BOBBY DUNCUM JR: Jericho pins Duncum with his feet on the ropes. KONNAN comes out and tells the ref. what happened. The match is restarted. Jericho runs into Konnan’s TV belt and Duncum pins him . . . a look at recent events between RIC FLAIR and ERIC BISCHOFF . . . PERRY SATURN vs. GLACIER: Saturn gets the win by DQ when SONNY ONNO comes in and attacks Saturn. Onno offers Saturn money. Saturn throws it in his face then attacks him. Glacier makes the save of Onno . . . NORMON SMILEY over KAZ HAYASHI . . . ERNEST MILLER & SONNY ONNO in the ring . . . REY MISTERIO JR. vs. JUVENTUD GUERRERA — for a shot at the WCW CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE at STARRCADE: THE LWO come out and surround the ring. Match is thrown out when the LWO comes in. BILLY KIDMAN makes the save of Rey . . . a look at THE GIANT and DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE battling on NITRO . . . LODI vs. BOOKER T: STEVIE RAY comes out and attacks Lodi. The ref. DQ’s Booker T . . . KANYON vs. CHRIS BENOIT: RAVEN comes in and attacks Benoit with a bucket of paint for no apparent reason. Kanyon loses by DQ . . . VINCENT, HORACE HOGAN & BOOKER T vs. LEX LUGER & KONNAN: SCOTT HALL comes out and makes the save of the NWO RED & BLACK guys . . .
WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW 12/7/98
WHAT YOU MISSED: CHYNA, HUNTER HEARST HELMSLY & X-PAC come out. Hunter says they want to know where THE NEW AGE OUTLAWS stand on joining THE CORPORATION and possibly leaving DX. The Outlaws come out. They’re in 3 piece suits. They call out SHAWN MICHAELS. Michaels demands an apology from Hunter and Hunter won’t give it to him. Michaels says that Hunter rode his coat tails. Michaels orders Hunter and X-PAC into a match with KEN SHAMROCK & THE BIG BOSSMAN tonight in an anything goes match. The Outlaws leave with Michaels . . . Hunter, X-PAC and Chyna conspire in the locker room . . . JEFF JARRETT vs. D’LO BROWN: GOLDUST comes out in a trench coat. He flashes DEBRA MCMICHAELS. Jeff Jarrett turns around to see what’s going on and D’Lo rolls him up for the win . . . STEVE AUSTIN talking with a WWF official . . . a look at VINCE MCMAHON addressing OXFORD UNIVERSITY students . . . THE BROOD vs. THE HEADBANGERS: LUNA interferes. TIGER ALI SINGH & BABU come out. Luna goes after Babu. THE ODDITIES go after the Headbangers . . . MANKIND talking to a stack of chairs . . . a look at ROCKY MIAVIA & THE MCMAHONS meeting with PAUL BEARER . . . GOLDUST vs. OWEN HART. DEBRA flashes Goldust. Owen is distracted and Goldust pins Owen . . . a look at CAPITOL CARNAGE, the WWF’S European PPV . . . VAL VENIS & THE GODFATHER vs. THE ACOLYTES: Godfather gives both of his women to a guy in the crowd. Match is thrown out because it turns into an ECW style brawl outside the ring . . . comments from STEVE AUSTIN in the ring. The lights go out and a giant steel symbol appears in front of the TITONTRON. THE UNDERTAKER’S voice comes over the PA system and he says he’ll take Austin’s soul tonight . . . TIGER ALI SINGH vs. STEVE BLACKMON: Blackmon gets the win. THE BLUE BLAZER runs down to the ring and falls over after he trips. Blackmon attacks the Blazer and OWEN HART comes out and puts Blackmon out with a dragon sleeper . . . MANKIND goes into STEVE AUSTIN’S locker room . . . MARK HENRY vs. DROZ: CHYNA comes to ringside. Chyna punches Droz behind the ref.’s back to set up the win for Mark Henry . . . a look at the New Age Outlaws sharing a drink with Team Corporate . . . THE BIG BOSSMAN & KEN SHAMROCK vs. HUNTER HEARST HELMSLY & X-PAC: Shawn Michaels & the New Age Outlaws come to the ring. The Outlaws reject Team Corporate and help DX get the win . . . DX unite and gloat in the dressing room after the match . . . STEVE AUSTIN finds a bag full of beer from MANKIND in his dressing room . . . ROCKY MIAVIA & THE UNDERTAKER vs. MANKIND & STEVE AUSTIN: Ken Shamrock & The Big Bossman come down and handcuff Mankind to the ropes. The Undertaker takes out Austin then has Druids help him handcuff Austin to his giant steel symbol in a “crucifixion” pose . . .
WCW MONDAY NITRO 12/7/98
WHAT YOU MISSED: it’s announced that BILL GOLDBERG will face BAM BAM BIGELOW in a non-title match tonight . . . a look at SCOTT STEINER attacking WILDCAT WILLIE before the show started . . . a look at HOLLYWOOD HOGAN’S career . . . NITRO GIRLS . . . a mindless tirade by SCOTT STEINER . . . NITRO GIRLS . . . KENDAL WINDHAM fell to DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE . . . a look at TIGRESS of the NITRO GIRLS . . . a look at the situation between BAM BAM BIGELOW, BILL GOLDBERG & KEVIN NASH . . . NORMAN SMILEY over PRINCE IUKEA . . . an interview with EDDY GUERRERO. He says that REY MISTERIO JR. is selfish and had no right to sign a contract to wrestle behind his back. Eddy calls out SILVER KING to discipline Misterio . . . SILVER KING vs. REY MISTERIO JR: easy win for Misterio Jr. . . . security and members of the WCW Championship committee escort BILL GOLDBERG into the building. SCOTT HALL stops them and says that the match tonight will include him . . . WRATH over RENEGADE . . . CHAVO GUERRERO JR. & THE DISCO INFERNO vs. STEVIE RAY & HORACE HOGAN: before the match Inferno calls out KONNAN and says that Kevin Nash says that he’s in the NWO WOLFPAC. Konnan says he doesn’t know what Inferno is talking about. Chavo & Disco are destroyed and lose badly . . . KEVIN NASH comes out and says the main event will be a three way dance . . . GLACIER vs. PERRY SATURN: match is awarded to Glacier by DQ when CURTIS MILLER goes to attack Saturn but misses and attacks Glacier. Saturn attacks the ref. after the match . . . LEX LUGER over EMERY HALE . . . CHRIS JERICHO w/RALPHUS vs. BOBBY DUNCUM JR: Jericho wins with his feet on the ropes . . . SCOTT PUTSKI vs. THE GIANT: Giant wins . . . KONNAN offers to help “tape up” the NWO HOLLYWOOD referee . . . RAVEN & KANYON vs. CHRIS BENOIT & DEAN MALENKO: Raven refuses to come out. Kanyon refuses to wrestle. Kanyon says he’ll wrestle one of the Horsemen on WCW THUNDER. He briefly gets tricked into getting into the ring but runs off . . . a look at ERIC BISCHOFF vs. RIC FLAIR . . . an interview with THE HORSEMEN . . . KONNAN’S music video . . . KONNAN vs. BOOKER T — WCW WORLD TV TITLE: STEVIE RAY comes in an slapjacks Konnan in front of the ref. to get Booker T DQ’d . . . SCOTT HALL vs. SCOTT STEINER: Steiner’s ref. hobbles out and is taped head to toe. MICKEY JAY comes out to ref. the match. Hall dominates but the NWO HOLLYWOOD comes out and attacks Hall. NWO WOLFPAC & DDP makes the save . . . an interview with BRET HART. He says DDP took the coward’s way out and chose to take on THE GIANT instead of trying to get the U.S. Title back . . . BILL GOLDBERG vs. BAM BAM BIGELOW: KEVIN NASH attacks Bigelow before the match, Goldberg comes out, and it goes to one big pull-apart . . .
NOTES FROM THE MAD DOG
It’s 12 hours later as I’m writing and I really don’t know if RAW was a really weird dream or it actually went out on the air. Since I apparently taped it (while my VCR screwed up on Nitro), I’m praying that this is just a hallucination and I didn’t see what I thought I did.
5 minutes later . . .
Okay, I guess this isn’t a dream or a hallucination. I guess that I have to come to terms with the fact that the WWF did what they did last night on RAW.
I aim this publication at all ages and I abide by the rules of most on-line services when putting this together. We are carried in places where a lot of small children can have access to this report and I tend to shy away from the bad words and tone down phrases for acts of extreme violence and things that would get us flack with the community standards people.
I can’t tell you what happened on RAW last night. In my report I tried to tone it down and I tried to eliminate portions where they went over the line for family standards. You’ll notice that I put a disclaimer up. While disclaimers usually have the opposite effect on folks, I had to do something. It’s more than the WWF did last night and it’s more that the USA channel did last night.
I am an adult and I can make up my own mind on what I want to watch. I can flip the channel if something offends me. While the WWF will make the argument that what they put on last night was no worse than what Congress broadcasted earlier this year with the Linda Tripp tapes and what it will soon broadcast with the trial of President Clinton I still contend that it is wrong to put that type of material up without some sort of disclaimer that the product is not for children. South Park, which caters to the same demographic, is required to have one. Beavis & Butthead, which catered to the same demographic and aired *earlier* than RAW, had one and I’m sure (while I did not watch it), the Linda Tripp tape broadcasts had them as well.
I urge the WWF and the USA channel to start using disclaimers. If you must put on this sort of product at least do the right thing and put up the disclaimer at the top of each hour that it isn’t for children to watch. While I know that doesn’t often work the fact remains that it will alert some parents that they should probably flip the channel to the more “family” oriented product on the other channel.
With that, have a happy holiday and . . .
HAVE A GREAT WEEK!
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