|Wednesday, August 9, 2000||
Volume 65, Issue 166
|Bischoff may be
gone; blood boils hot
The Wrestling Report
Ed De La Garza
This is the last edition of The Wrestling Report -- for the summer. This column moves back to the entertainment section in the fall.
Let's run through some quick news before getting into the New Blood Rising pay-per-view preview.
It's being reported that Eric Bischoff left World Championship Wrestling in favor of a lucrative production deal with Fox. This could be part of the nWo's rebirth. It could also mean Vince Russo is back in full control of the company.
TNN has started filming promotional spots for the World Wrestling Federation in anticipation of its move from the USA network. It's hoping to make sure fans know the switch is going to happen -- and when it's going to happen.
Russo's "shoot interview" was scrapped from Thunder because he talked about sensitive topics, namely the Bash at the Beach incident (when Hulk Hogan was trashed in front of a live audience). So, instead he gave a new interview broadcast during Nitro in which he stayed in character.
WCW World Title: Booker T (Champion) vs. Jeff Jarrett
Sting vs. The Demon
WCW Canadian Title: Lance Storm (Champion) vs. Mike Awesome
Other matches on the card have Tag Team Champions Kronic defending their titles against The Perfect Event, Misfits In Action and the team of Mark Jindrak and Sean O'Haire. Shane Douglas defends Torrie Wilson in his match against that no good Billy Kidman.
Major Gunns will face Miss Hancock in an ROTC match. The first woman to strip the other's camouflage outfit off is the winner. As an added bonus, it's a mud wrestling match.
The Jung Dragons face 3 Count in a double ladder match. 3 Count's "gold record" will be hanging above one ladder while their recording contract will be above the other. It's got the potential of having some nice high spots.
Finally, Kanyon will wrestle Buff Bagwell for the valet rights to Judy Bagwell. The match itself could be good. It's just the gimmick that sucks.
Predictions: Kronic, Kidman, Miss Hancock, the Jung Dragons and
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