Beaver County Times – December 3, 2000
News and gossip from the wrestling world:
- Stephanie McMahon has been added to the creative team that writes WWF television.
- Since returning to WCW after suffering third-degree burns, Bam Bam Bigelow has reported no problems.
- Jim Neidhart and the British Bulldog will be released shortly by the WWF.
- Extreme Championship Wrestling owner Paul Heyman said he has no interest in bringing back Sabu.
- Rob Van Dam will finally be looking to add the ECW world title to his resume when he returns to the company full time.
- WWF officials are very impressed with Molly Holly, especially after “Smackdown.” Not only can she hit the high spots, but the WWF also considers her a good worker of matches. A WWF Women’s Title run will probably be in the near future.
- There were a lot of rumors circulating last week about Eric Bischoff taking steps toward developing a start-up promotion. Sources say Bischoff has already contacted Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage and Ultimate Warrior to be part of the group. He also has a WCW employee recruiting talent from within WCW, according to one source who says he was propositioned. Bischoff is said to have had high-level meetings with Fox about airing the promotion.
- The Dudley Boyz will compete at an upcoming ECW event on Dec. 21 in Queens, N.Y.
- Kurt Angle’s brother, Eric, could sign a development contract with the WWF, and if he does, he will be assigned to Ohio Valley Wrestling.
- Brad Siegel is hoping to cut $16 million off WCW’s budget, say sources, by reworking the contracts of several “mid-card and lower” wrestlers. According to sources within the WCW office, Siegel is planning to exercise the 90-day review clauses in as many contracts as possible. He plans to release those wrestlers, and then attempt to re-sign them to cheaper day-to-day contracts.
Posted in 2000
Tagged Bam Bam Bigelow, British Bulldog, Dudley Boyz, ECW, Eric Bischoff, Extreme Championship Wrestling, Hulk Hogan, Jim Neidhart, Paul Heyman, Randy Savage, Rob Van Dam, Sabu, Stephanie McMahon, Ultimate Warrior, WCW, World Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Federation, WWF
Orlando Sentinel – July 29, 1988
By Alan Schmadtke
MOUNT DORA — Gene Bebber can remember watching television as a child and changing channels to watch professional wrestling. It was something his friends did as well, he said, something about which they could see drama unfold with each fireman’s carry. Continue reading
Ocala Star-Banner – January 17, 1999
By Richard Burton
For those of you who need more proof of how well pro wrestling has caught on, just look at the bite it took into Monday Night Football’s viewership this past year.
Thanks to the 9.2 million viewers who watched Nitro and Raw on Monday nights during the fourth quarter of 1998, Monday Night Football had to endure the lowest ratings in its 29-year history. Continue reading
Posted in 1999
Tagged Axl Rotten, Balls Mahoney, Bam Bam Bigelow, Big Bossman, Bill Goldberg, Billy Gunn, Bob Holly, Brian Knobbs, Buff Bagwell, Buh Buh Ray Dudley, Cactus Jack, Chris Candido, Chris Chetti, Chris Jericho, Chyna, Dan Severn, Danny Doring, Dean Malenko, Dennis Knight, Devon Dudley, Disciple, Doink the Clown, Dudley Boys, Dusty Rhodes, ECW, Eddie Guerrero, Edge, Extreme Championship Wrestling, F.B.I., Gangrel, Gillberg, Godfather, Goldust, Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Jeff Jarrett, Jerry Brisco, Jesse James, John Kronus, Justin Credible, Kane, Lance Storm, Mankind, Mark Henry, Mick Foley, New Age Outlaws, New Jack, Nova, One Man Gang, Owen Hart, Pat Patterson, Paul Heyman, Perry Saturn, Public Enemy, Roadkill, Rob Van Dam, Rod Price, Rural American Wrestling, Savio Vega, Scott Hall, Shane Douglas, Shane McMahon, Shawn Michaels, Sid Vicious, Spike Dudley, Steve Austin, Steve Blackman, Steve Williams, Sting, Sunny, Super Crazy, Tammy Lynn Sytch, Tatanka, Taz, Terry Funk, Terry Taylor, Test, The Rock, Tiger Ali Singh, Tommy Dreamer, Triple H, Ultimate Warrior, Undertaker, Vader, Vince McMahon, WCW, World Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Federation, Wrath, WWF, Yoshihiro Tajiri
Cedar Rapids IA Gazette – May 26, 1999
By Suzanne Barnes
Professional wrestling has had a headlock on Tim Burrow since he was a youngster.
And the wrestler who put the hold on him was Andre the Giant, the 7-foot 4- inch 540-pound professional wrestler Tim first spied from the fourth row of Chase Arena in St. Louis. Tim had gone to the match with his father. Continue reading
St. Louis Post-Dispatch – July 14, 1991
By Jeff Gordon
By stressing muscle size and definition over old-fashioned grappling skills, the major promoter of professional wrestling may have encouraged rampant abuse of anabolic steroids and human growth hormones. Continue reading
Posted in 1991
Tagged B. Brian Blair, Billy Graham, Bruno Sammartino, Dan Spivey, Hulk Hogan, IRS, Lord Alfred Hayes, Mike Rotunda, Rick Martel, Roddy Piper, Ultimate Warrior, Vince McMahon, World Wrestling Federation, WWF
The Ledger – June 22, 1988
By Diane Lacey Allen
The Ultimate Warrior is one of the wrestlers who appeared recently at the Lakeland Civic Center.
The big voice boomed over the phone line. It was hoarse, breathy, athletic. And it was apologetic.
Nobody could have made up this touching reason for being two hours late for an interview. Certainly not someone with a reputation for crushing opponents with the well-defined biceps of a Mr. Universe. Continue reading