TRISH STRATUS fell for CHRISTIAN at some point...and gave him a in the ring kiss at WRESTLEMANIA XX in front of Jericho and
the crowd of fans.
CHRISTIAN: keeps trying to break up Jericho' s feelings for Trish...and maybe going after Trish himself to do it.
KURT ANGLE IS THE NO. 1 CONTENDER AT WRESTLEMANIA XX
Kurt Angle defeated Big Show and John Cena
GOLDBERG: will be seated in the front row a NO WAY OUT keeping an eye on Brock Lesnar
SMACKDOWN: it was announced that as a stipulation, Jamie Noble will be blindfolded for the match to give him a sense for
what Nidia went through during her bout with blindness.
Chris Kanyon joins Zach Gowen and referee Mike Sparks as recent cuts by WWE.
WWE elected to end its contractual relationship with Zach Gowen after Zach met with EVP of Talent Relations Jim Ross earlier
today. Zach is only 20 years of age and I would be very surprised if we don't see him in a WWE ring again some day,"
Ross said. "We all have great respect for Zach's passion and wish him nothing but success."
Mick Foley is book touring..His new kids book is called:
TALES FROM WRESCAL LANE.
Husband and wife Jazz and Rodney Mack as well as FBI member Johnny "The Bull" Stamboli are gone from the WWE company.
TNA signed Billy Gunn who was released from contract at WWE
Taboo Tuesday -- went head to head with Game 5 of the Yankees-Sox series and drew a pitiful 3.0 rating. (SlamSports.com)
November 3, 2004
WWE.com has announced the release of Gail Kim, Nidia and Chuck Palumbo.
WWE posted notice on wwe.com today that they have released Billy Gunn and Albert from their contracts.
There is a huge billboard for the Mr. Olympia contest up on 51st Street and Broadway in Manhattan, including a huge push that
Triple H is one of the guest hosts.
Fifty prospective WWE superstars were called to Venice Beach to tryouts for Tough Enough. Bill DeMott! Al Snow are Judging
and weeding out those that do not have enough passion for the sport.
Pat Patterson has given notice to the WWE. He will be leaving his backstage role.
Brooke Hogan's first single sold some 2,300 copies in its opening week. The 5-foot-11, pretty blond teenager's father is
one of the most recognizable faces on this earth, HULK
HOGAN... He appeared at the Video Music Awards 2004 with his tall blond daughter, playing the role of the tall blond
TABOO TUESDAY: Eric Bischoff quote........
"I think it's insane, first of all. I mean, why don't the fans just come in and produce the television show? Why
don't the fans come in and set the arena event schedule? Why don't the fans come in and run WWE corporate headquarters? Quite
honestly, I don't understand why Vince McMahon would make such a move. It doesn't make any sense to me.
It's not a question about the fans usurping me. The question is who's producing a television show?
"5th Anniversary" Smackdown Broadcast September 23, 2004
Dave Scherer at PWInsider is reporting that WWE has released Jamie Knoble.
Tom Prichard has been let go from his job in talent relations at the WWE, and Tommy Dreamer will be filling his role.
According to iN DEMAND, the October WWE Fanatic Series pay-per-view offering will be WWE: My Name is Eugene.
August 30, 2004
Brock Lesnar was cut from the Minnesota Vikings. Vikings football coach, Mike Tice told ESPN.com that the club would be
"proud" to allocate him to the NFL's developmental league next spring.
NEW WRESTLER: Carlito Caribbean Cool
BIG SHOW RETURNS TO SMACKDOWN
Steve Austin Backstage on the August 23, 2004 WWE RAW
Reported By FHWrestling Newswire
PWInsider.com is reporting that Steve Austin was backstage at
RAW telecast, which emanated from Anaheim. Austin lives in nearby Los Angeles, so was able to make the trip to the show.
Although it is not known if he was there for anything but a friendly visit, Austin did speak with Vince at the show. He
and Vince have kept in contact since he left the company earlier this year, but Austin has reportedly been focused on things
other than wrestling as of late.
WWE management has repeatedly told Eddie Guerrero that he is not to blame for the poor ratings and house show business
that plagued WWE during his SmackDown! title reign. Although he does not have to carry the burden of WWE champion, Eddie is
still dealing with some depression and morale issues. It is believed that Guerrero is feeling the stress-related effects of
working himself too hard.
NEW TNA WRESTLING PAY-PER-VIEW:
the first is on November 7, 2004 called VICTORY ROAD!!!
WWE giving jobbers the step-up (JBL,Spike,Paul London)
Randy Orton getting this recent push
The current US title situation
RVD's De-Push on SmackDown
IC title contenders.
Benoit gets the world title after 18 years.
Orton gets it after 18 months.
ESPN analysts were quick to note that Lesnar left his WWE position due to all of the time spent on the road and the physical
injuries that hampered his in-ring career. "I liked the money, the experience, but I didn't like the pain" says
Lesnar. "I wish that I didn't take that path (professional wrestling),... but now I know that this (the NFL0, is the
path that I want to take."
John Heidenreich is still a bit green and appears lost in the ring. Many feel he is just not ready for the main roster yet.
THE ROCK: has signed to star in "Gridiron Gang," Variety reports.
He recently completed work on "Be Cool," the "Get Shorty" sequel and is about to begin shooting "Instant
Karma," a comedy about a safecracker who dies and is reincarnated as a series of animals.
Check out the official Wrestlefest '04 website at www.cpwinternational.com/wrestlefest.
The New SmackDown General Manager is: Theodore R. Long.
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match- Spike Dudley vs Rey Mysterio Jr...... SPIKE DUDLEY WINS!!!
Roddy Piper has recently contacted Vince McMahon about a possible job in WWE again.
Knight Ridder Newspapers has an article up on on Mick Foley being at the Democratic National Convention. To read it, visit
Goldberg appearing as a referee for an August Hockey Fights PPV in Minnesota.
July 31, 2004 JOHN CENA will be signing autographs from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Wrestling Central, 1750 Central Park Ave. A
fee will be charged for autographs. For more information, call (914) 337-4531.
The Summer/Fall 2004 issue of Ringside Action Magazine goes on sale Monday morning, August 2, and will be sold exclusively
JOHN CENA is slated to star in WWE's movie, tentatively entitled The Marine. John will play the lead role of the injured
marine, who comes home from war to find his girlfriend caught up in a kidnapping.
Special Big EUGENE poster inside August 2004 issue of RAW with Ric Flair on the cover.
Coming Soon: Hard Knocks - The Chris Benoit Story. Order date: July 23. 2004
Bam Bam Bigelow has retired from wrestling.(July 2004)
Mark Jindrak: has a new persona call MR. PERFECTION, he enters the ring in a silver draped robe type wrap..drops the wrap
and admires himself in a in the ring full length mirror.
Mordecai (Kevin Fertig) has been pulled from TV and sent back down to the OVW training territory to hone his skills.(July
The Dudley Boys lost their tag titles in a shocking defeat to Billy Kidman and Paul London on Smackdown on July 8, 2004
Audio Wrestling News is reporting that El Gran Luchadore was played by Shannon Moore on Smackdown on July 8, 2004
A wrestling insider says Ted Turner will launch a major wrestling promotion as early as September.
ProWrestlingInsider is reporting that Eric Bischoff is going to be on and involved in a new reality show called "777....
Seven high rollers who put up $1 million each, gambling in Las Vegas. Players will also live together while in the competition.
The William Morris Agency will be offering the show to networks this week.
Scott Steiner had been injured but has recovered and is available for action. WWE apparently has no current plans to put him
back into a storyline and will likely allow him to sit out the remainder of his contract. That decision is said to be based
on the thought by WWE that Steiner is injury prone and not worth the risk of putting him into a major storyline only to have
another injury cut the story short. ( credit 1wrestling.com)
TOUGH ENOUGH is set to launch a long-awaited fourth season in September but this time, the reality-TV antics will appear
as segments on Smackdown each week. The grand finale, when the winners are awarded WWE contracts, will air as a TV special.
"Foley has a cult following because of his contribution to hardcore wrestling," said Ric Flair in excerpts from
his book, which appear in July's RAW magazine 2004
Shelton Benjamin fractured his hand at last Monday's Raw.
( June 14, 2004 )
EURO ROAD TRIP: WWE CEO Linda McMahon announced plans for the 2004-05 season at a conference call with investors.
Al Snow's motorcycle ride raises $15,000 for cancer research
Rain couldn't put a damper on the spirit of hundreds of bikers, and hundreds more WWE fans, who turned out for Al Snow's
benefit to help raise awareness and money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Called Donna's Ride, in honor of Snow's sister who passed away from leukemia a few years ago, the fundraiser generated
$15,000 to help find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, all blood-related cancers. (www.wwe.com)
Chavo Guerrero Sr. (Chavo Classic) appears to be done with the WWE after missing some shows without reason. He has been
fired the championship belt goes to MYSTERIO
Shawn Michaels will be using last week's injury angle to stay off TV for a few weeks as his wife is due to give birth.
He returns in August to feud with Kane, who is the storyline father of Lita's child in the summer pregnancy angle.
Brock Lesnar, who is 6-foot-4 or 5 and weighs 285-290 pounds with almost no body fat, recently ran a 4.7 second 40-yard dash,
wowing NFL scouts.
CNBC has dumped professional wrestler John "Bradshaw" Layfield as a financial analyst after he was observed making
Nazi gestures during a World Wrestling Entertainment match in Munich. (source SLAMsports)
TNA will be using its six-sided ring on its Wednesday PPV shows.
Al Snow has organized an entire day Saturday, June 12 for charity.
A motorcycle ride and autograph session will be held that day in Ohio. According to Snow, virtually every RAW Superstar
will be taking part. And all proceeds from the event benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. ( source wwe.com)
Christopher Nowinski was in Charlottesville, VA in May 2004 making the rounds for WWE's "Smackdown Your Vote" campaign.
Nowinski has been working on the campaign while he recovers from the effects of post concussion syndrome. credit ( pro wrestler
On Sunday May 23rd, 2004... marks the five year anniversary of the death of Owen Hart. And still remembered and missed by
WWE has announced that the Smackdown! pay-per-view on Sunday, June 27th will be titled "The Great American Bash".
A match for Judgment Day will be...Shawn Michaels versus Triple H in a Hell In A Cell match.
The WWE Experience
World Wrestling Entertainment debuts its new Sunday morning television program on Spike TV, The WWE Experience, this Sunday
at 10 a.m./ 9 CT! May 2, 2004
Watch out Internet tape sellers. Word is the WWE will be lowering the boom on anyone selling tapes which contain WWE-owned
property on them. That includes WCW, AWA , ECW and a host of other WWE properties. It is not known if this policy will extend
to the vast array of PPVs and television tapings which are available for download on the Net.
source: Slam Sports.com
LANCE STORM: April 19, 2004 gave Lance Storm a standing ovation for his match against Steven Richards, taped for the Heat
broadcast that aired on April 25. What the crowd didn't know was they were witnessing Storm's final match. He will now work
behind the scenes for WWE
The WWE Experience
World Wrestling Entertainment debuts its new Sunday morning television program on Spike TV, The WWE Experience, this Sunday
at 10 a.m./ 9 CT!
The one-hour TV-PG program, hosted by Todd Grisham and WWE Diva Ivory, will feature highlights from both Monday Night
RAW and SmackDown!
The Stone Cold Final Salute Sale is slashing prices on all Steve Austin merchandise. T-shirts...hats....towels...chains...DVD's..etc.
5 to 10 dollars off ....Go to wwe.shopzone.com
Brock Lesnar Injured In Motorcycle Accident
April 19, 2004 - Source: 1wrestling
Brock Lesnar was injured in a motorcycle accident yesterday as his bike collided with a minivan according to twincities.com.
Apparently Lesnar was taken to the hospital and stitched up and was released as glass had to be removed from his forehead.
His agent claims that it will not cost him anytime as he continues to tryout for NFL teams.
WWE and Steve Austin part ways
After months of negotiations, the WWE and Steve Austin have been unable to come to terms on a new contract and as a result
have mutually agreed to part company.(cedit wwe.com)
HHH said that the only thing Brock Lesnar did wrong was that he didn't give back to the wrestlers that pushed him up before
he left the WWE.
Lance Storm is now a heel on RAW while Matt Hardy is a face. Along with Shelton Benjamin, Chuck Palumbo and Rhyno have
also turned face after their roster move. Nidia will also still remain a face. (credit prowrestling.com)
HHH taking time off after Backlash.
Reported yesterday (April 8, 2004) ....WWE would be cancelling Confidential. To update this story Spike TV is apparently
shaking up its schedule starting May 3rd. WWE Velocity will now be airing at 7 pm EST, where as WWE Sunday will air at 10
am Sundays. Car and Driver TV and Horsepower TV will be airing Saturdays 10-12 midnight EST Saturdays.
John Laurinaitis has been promoted to Vice President of Talent Relations. Jim Ross previously filled this role, however Ross
has now been moved to Executive Vice President, Business Strategies.
Ross will apparently be working close with Vince McMahon as "an advisor on WWE's core business, as well as new business
Ross's new position does not have any effect on his role as lead announce on Raw. (credit Prowrestling.com)
Credit: The Daily Star & Fox Sports
THE ROCK: There is an article in the UK tabloid 'The Daily Star' today about how the Rock's wife Danny reacted to her
husband's love scene with Ashley Scott from the "Walking Tall" movie. On-lookers said that Danny saw the love scene
and after it had finished proceeded to hit the Rock in the back of the head pretty hard!
EDDIE GUERRERO: smashed the Great American Trophy with a steel chair after General Manager KURT ANGLE said he would strip
him of his championship belt if he did it...But, it did not matter.. he smashed it anyway because it was going to be awarded
to JOHN BRADSHAW. Last SMACKDOWN...Eddie trashed BRADSHAW'S $1000.00 white cowboy hat. The trophy is in pieces. BRADSHAW
bought another white hat.
RICO AND MISS JACKIE will now be on SMACKDOWN
Chris Benoit teamed up with HBK on this past week's edition of Raw to face the World Tag Team Champs, Batista and Ric Flair.
Mr Bishoff's apprentice, Johnny" change his name" Nitro was special referee. After HBK pinned Flair, they were the
awarded the championships momentariy before Batista pointed out to Johnny that He was infact the legal man, and the match
continued. Only for HBK to get disqualified for hitting the official referee who in turn got a crossface for his troubles.
THE ROCK: In an interview with Howard Stern, The Rock maintains that he owns his wrestling/acting name and isn't sure he
will be returning to the ring when his contract runs out later this year.
Sean O'Haire has been notified that he will be released from his contract.
Terri Runnels and WWE have mutually agreed to terms to part ways
The Arizona Republic
Mar. 30, 2004 01:45 PM
Three professional wrestlers and World Wrestling Entertainment are being sued in Maricopa County by flight attendants
who allege the wrestlers sexually harassed them aboard a chartered luxury airplane.
The suit, filed late Monday in Superior Court, accuses Ric "The Nature Boy" Flair, Scott "The Diamond Stud"
Hall and Dustin "Golddust" Rhodes of "extreme and outrageous" behavior on a return flight from Europe
aboard Phoenix-based SportsJet on May 5, 2002.
HEADLINE FROM THE WWE.WEBSITE:
Paul Heyman out, Kurt Angle in
WWE.com has learned that former WWE Champion Kurt Angle has accepted the job as SmackDown! General Manager.
In replacing Paul Heyman, Kurt Angle's first order of business was to mold the SmackDown! roster to his liking. In an
attempt to do so, Angle has completed two trades with RAW General Manager Eric Bischoff.
The first trade sends F.B.I. member Chuck Palumbo and A-Train to RAW for the combination of the sexy Miss Jackie and Rico.
The second trade is a blockbuster three-for-one deal. RAW's Eric Bischoff has agreed to send the Dudley Boyz and Booker
T to SmackDown! in exchange for former World Heavyweight Champion Triple H. This announcement comes straight off the heels
of Triple H being chosen by SmackDown! in the draft lottery just 24 hours prior.
PICKED TO GO FROM RAW TO SMACKDOWN!:
Rob Van Dam
PICKED TO GO FROM SMACKDOWN! TO RAW:
Lesnar's college wrestling coach also told the Star Tribune that he doesn't put any stock in the rumour as Lesnar has expressed
an interest in a football career before but never explored the option.
"He's making millions in wrestling; he just bought a plane," Gophers wrestling coach J Robinson said. "What
would you do? Give it all up with no guarantee of making it in the NFL? I think they're trying to hype WrestleMania."
(credit SLAM SPORTS)
FAAROQ: Sources are telling 1Wrestling.com that R0N SIMMONS (APA) was released this week as a result of what WWE management
considered inappropriate behavior over the weekend at Wrestlemania festivities.
Benoit's dream came true...He had a Triple Threat Match with Triple H and Shawn Michaels....He made HHH tap out with his signature
finishing move the crippling cross-face...He is now World Champion for his first time. Triple H has held the title for over