McMahon makes unnecessary changes
The Wrestling Report
Ed De La Garza
Fake boobs are funny.
It was revealed by the ever-observant Jericho that Stephanie McMahon,
fictional owner of Extreme Championship
Wrestling, had undergone a little cosmetic surgery. She's been bouncing
down the ramp ever so gracefully. But the
question is, does she look better now than before her surgery?
I had the good fortune of seeing McMahon during the press conference
for Wrestlemania X-Seven. She looks a bit
… trashy on television, but she's stunning in person. She didn't need
She doesn't look sexier. She just fits the World Wrestling Federation's
idea of a woman: plastic. And it got turned
into a running joke. Yes, McMahon probably gave the OK to the angle.
Yes, she could have said no to dressing like
a prostitute. But as the boss' daughter, she had the luxury of being
different. Now she's not.
MECW is going down
Main Event Championship Wrestling, the upstart federation looking to
put a dent in the WWF's stranglehold on the
business, is dead in the water. It may not be official yet, but it's
only a matter of time.
MECW owner John Collins is blaming Paul Heyman for sabotaging a show
in Evansville, Ind. Wrestlers
announced on a card did not appear because airplane tickets to get
the wrestlers to said show were allegedly
canceled by Heyman.
Checks have bounced, there have been numerous no-shows and the MECW
has yet to get a TV deal. I said it last
week: any federation that thinks Buff Bagwell is a star is doomed to
Letter of the Week
This week's letter deals with a wrestling legend -- and his on-again,
Hey -- I want to know about HBK. He was supposed to join Team WWF or
the Alliance. When will he be back?
Does he have a problem with Vince?
-- Koji Nakazawa
Well, Koji, Shawn Michaels, "The Heartbreak Kid," was set to make his
in-ring return right around Wrestlemania.
He was supposed to make an appearance during the Raw preceding the
event but was sent home because he
was "under no condition to perform." Various rumors allege Michaels
was strung out on some substance while
others say he was just drunk. Either way, he hasn't been seen or talked
Years of high-risk maneuvers and hard bumps forced him to retire at
his peak. Any more damage could have
meant he'd spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. For whatever
reason (ego), Michaels began thinking about
coming out of retirement. He spent months getting back in shape --
until the day he was told to leave the television
He won't be back until he gets his personal life back together.
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