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  3. 7/3/2001 3:24:00 PM
  4. First Tuesday update; Where we are now, Non-Raw notes
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  6. by Dave Meltzer
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  8. Dave@wrestlingobserver.com
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  10. It's back to the drawing board I guess.
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  12. There is plenty of finger pointing going on after last night's debacle. In what is the most important angle in the history of this industry to be a success, it has been one stubbed toe after another. And last night's really hurt. Pointing out the problems going in are easy. WCW had a loser stigma because of most of what it did over the last 18 months of its existence. WWF fans were conditioned to hate WCW, even during the period when WCW was the hotter promotion and put out a better product. WCW fans gave up about the second or third week after its company went out of business. Anyone who followed the demise of Roller Derby from its heyday in 1971-72 to it falling off the cliff of popularity after the folding of Derby at the end of 1973 can see history, and the same mistakes, being repeated.
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  14. What do I mean by this? In San Francisco, there was a huge Roller Derby tradition and the home team was known as the Bay Bombers. The Bombers were possibly the most popular sports franchise in the country at that point (Hey, Frank Deford, who was one of the country's leading sportswriters said it) because EVERYBODY that watched Derby, which had phenomenal ratings, rooted for the Bombers. They were, basically, in that universe, the World Wrestling Federation. There were components of the team, the stars, the biggest ones being Charlie O'Connell and Joanie Weston. Derby outgrew San Francisco and expanded, and to have known babyfaces in the new markets, the Bombers were split up, with its stars going to various new home franchises, most notably a team in Chicago called the Pioneers (Weston) and the New York Chiefs, co-owned by Madison Square Garden itself (led by O'Connell). The Bombers were then sold to a group out of Texas, which quickly went belly-up. The next season (Derby was a summer seasonal deal in the Bay Area), with the Bombers weakened, the decision was made to return with the Chiefs, since they had O'Connell, the biggest star, as the home team, re-naming them, for the summer, the Northern California Cheifs or some such name. It failed within a month, and soon, they had to restructure, bring back the Bombers, and had a mysterious trade to send O'Connell back. At the end of 1973, Roller Derby folded. The expansion didn't work. The competitor, Roller Games, based out of Los Angeles, remained. Like with the WWF, they absorbed the top stars of Derby and at first it was like everyone's dream, because adding the Derby stars to the Roller Games stars made every team almost like an all-star team. The Games flagship team, their version of the Bay Bombers, were the Los Angeles Thunderbirds. They put O'Connell, Weston and all the Bomber favorites in a T-Bird uniform. Quite frankly, the new squad was more loaded than the Bombers ever were. For the first month or two, these loaded teams drew huge crowds and even though they had to mesh styles (the two games were altogether different to most serious fans even though outsiders coudn't tell the difference, similar to WCW and WWF style), it seemed like things couldn't be better. In that sense, it opened far stronger than this thing is going. But it soon fell apart. The "Games" fans didn't like the more sport like atmosphere and less chaos of the mixed game. The "Derby" fans didn't like the theatrics that their game didn't have. Ultimately, in places like Chicago and San Francisco, the T-Birds, even using the biggest stars of the folded local teams, stopped drawing. It turned out the audiences for each side was different and wanted different, and remember, neither audience at any time had years of training to hate the other version. They didn't like it, because after a month, it just didn't feel right and it wasn't fun, for either group of fans, and ultimately, Games followed Derby on the quick road to extinction.
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  16. I wouldn't waste time on this if it wasn't all happening again. WWF fans have been trained to hate WCW. WCW fans were half run off and the other half were given the boot two months ago and even if they do come back out of curiosity, that's all it will be. They won't like the new style and they won't stay. This can be salvaged, like WCW was in 1996, by creating and appealing to a new audience without those pre-conceived notions, but that's going to be difficult when the prevailing audience is so negative. Right now, correctly done, there can be tremendous short-term business in WCW as a heel group, albiet with bigger stars needed and bigger pushes in scripting and more heat added, going against WWF, as evidenced by the strong face reaction Steve Austin and Kurt Angle got last night. But that isn't the plan and the plan is to mix and match rosters. They have their work cut out in that regard, overcoming the stigma of the name. Ultimately, in theory their plan is the best, because by having wrestlers exclusive to one show, it solves the overexposure problem.
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  18. WWF and WCW were a different product. WCW attracted an older audience that was more into fast-paced wrestling. Except when WCW was on its downward slide or during its periods of total creative depression, what was notable about WCW was that fewer people bought tickets, but those that did, made far more noise during the matches themselves. Even during the period where Vince McMahon started turning WWF back around after its nadir, the crowd reactions for WCW's matches, and that company was already being booked into oblivion, were stronger than WWF, where, whether it be its glory days of the 80s or the late 90s, people used to remark how the crowd popped for ring entrances and died once the bell rang, until they recognized somebody doing their signature finisher. This is not saying one style was better than the other per se, just they were different. I guess, WWF style wasn't necessarily better, but it was promoted better, because they are the ones who are still in business.
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  20. Trying to get over WCW Raw, and WCW house shows, will be the biggest challenge of Vince McMahon's career. Watch back a tape of week one of the XFL. Then watch last night's WCW match. There is only once chance to make a first impression, and delaying the debut of WCW was smart until everything was in order. But they didn't delay long enough. They needed to debut with a match that would make a statement. Booker T was borderline for such a position. Buff Bagwell wasn't even in the game. The announcers were thrown together at the last minute, and it showed. Now in a month, the talent list for WCW will be altogether different from what it is today. But the stigma of the name will exist until it delivers a kick ass product for long enough that people are forced to admit it's good, because they won't give it a break. As bad as that match was, even if it were two guys out there delivering a good match, the crowd was going to reject it. And that's scary. It's like that second week of the XFL, when they had that incredible game, and then the rating for the third week tumbled anyway. That was when you realized even if the product is good, the marketplace has made up its collective mind.
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  22. But the crowd reactions, and the performance of Buff Bagwell, are masking the real blame here. This feud has been written poorly. WCW needed to get some big heat immediately. The DDP-Undertaker confrontation was a disaster at the PPV. Yes, DDP is not the star they are pushing him to be and never was in WCW either. He was a hard working guy who was put into a good position in a hot company and whatever he got over was more a guy along for the ride as opposed to a guy, like Steve Austin or even Mick Foley, who created their own wave. Then the company wasn't hot, and he headlined some of the worst drawing PPV events for a national company in history. But every WCW talent is a fresh face. Page was immediately portrayed as ineffective against a WWF star like Undertaker. As entertaining as the Smackdown angle with Chuck Palumbo and Sean O'Haire was, and had WCW gotten three or four instances of mega-heat leading into it, perhaps it wouldn't have even been ill-advised, but because the fans in MSG popped for it doesn't make it a good angle for building the big picture. By last night, it was hilarious. Granted, the list of one-time headliners on the WCW side are thin, and while they could have put, early in the show as opposed to the main event position where the reaction was likely to be worse, a hot cruiserweight match, which would have been better action, but the crowd wasn't going to accept that either. But putting Buff Bagwell in that position? What were they thinking? And to get the feud over, they booked a five minute match with no finish. They needed a very good match to get Booker T over clean, the title belt over strong, and then after the pinfall, they could have done the same run-in the exact same way. Granted, it probably wouldn't have worked to that audience either, but at least it wasn't as flawed inherently as what was put together.
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  24. Between all the often entertaining skits, and some that aren't entertaining, this feud is the single most important thing in pro wrestling. Simply put, this business is either going to go down fast, like history suggests, whether it be regional history of Montreal, Detroit or the Crockett purchase of UWF, or Roller Derby. Or, WWF can use this to create badly needed new headliners and freshen up its product, which can rebound things. The choice is up to them, and the audience. But a complete evaluation of what this is and where this is going needs to be done.
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  26. Again, the WWF vs. WCW feud really isn't the long-term as in the pure feud. They gave up on that idea when the plan was made to mix rosters. This current month is just a way to expose the new talent and get the brand name over before embarking on the real game, which starts in August and becomes really important in the fall when they have to sell tickets to house shows and PPVs with the WCW name.
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  28. But there are so many problems. Shane's entrance music. Shane's dancing. Shane's interviews. Oh, and Shane as the focal point. The problem is, right now there are ways to manipulate this program into making WCW a strong heel adversary to WWF, and if enough heat is put on, it can work. However, the current plan is to position it to where it's a separate organization needing to sell tickets on its own. That is so much more difficult. Having said all that, until the sides are picked, it's hard to say what needs to be done. Only that what has been done so far has not worked for building this thing long-term on every level.
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  30. --We should have a report from Bryan Alvarez later tonight in the Smackdown tapings from Tacoma. If you are attending the show and have comments you can send them to dave@wrestlingobserver.com
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  32. The latest issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter will be previewed later today. We run down what happened last night, how things came together, why things didn't happen and a lot of behind the scenes information on the announcing situation, the Invasion PPV, what the WWF annual and quarterly business report says, as well as a review of New Japan's two-hour television special from last week featuring a Wrestlemania-calibre series of matches. The Observer is the No. 1 insider pro wrestling publication in the world and is available by sending to P.O. Box 1228, Campbell, CA 95009-1228. Rates in the U.S. are $11 for 4 weekly issues, $28 for 12, $54 for 24 and $90 for 40. In Canada and Mexico it is $12 for 4, $30 for 12, $57 for 24 and $95 for 40. In Europe you can send for quickest delivery and best rates to grapplingaction@aol.com. For the rest of the world it's $14 for 4, $36 for 12, $72 for 24 and $120 for 40.
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  34. Wrestling Observer Live today will actually be a taped show due to the holiday. The scheduled interview with Oleg Taktarov has been postponed. We also will be off tomorrow, with a replay of an excellent show with former WCW writer Bob Mould. We'll return live on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. Eastern and 2-4 p.m. Pacific time. We'll have a lot to catch up on by that time. You can always check out archives at http://www.eyada.com with many of the biggest names in wrestling.
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  36. --Only a few non-Raw matches last night in Tacoma. The only matches were Tony Kozina b Buddy Wayne in a very good match which was dark, plus Raven & Jerry Lynn b Kaientai and Billy Gunn b K-Kwik. It only appeared the latter match was taped for Metal/Jakked. (thanks to Brian Wescott and Charles Fischer)
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  38. --Last night Real Action Wrestling from Cocagne, New Brunswick before 150-175 fans: Eddie Watts b Buddy Lane, Wildman Williams DCOR Mike Hughes, Massive Damage b Corporal Chaos, Acadian Giant (Kurrgan) b Kingman-DQ, Bobby Rude b Chi Chi Cruz to win heavyweight title. Wildman Williams used to be Wildman Austin. Can't figure out who his favorite wrestler must be (thanks to Joe Denis)
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  40. --We should have ratings up soon. 80% of the major programming last night was reruns and nothing drew any sort of ratings.
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  42. --Time Magazine this week has a cover story on "America' s Best Artists and Entertainers." In a section on the best fringe entertainers, they listed as "America's Best Wrestling Personality - Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley. It was meant tongue in cheek because clearly the writers weren't wrestling fans.
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  48. 5/16/2001 3:25:00 PM
  49. First Wednesday update; Lengthy editorial on the state of the union and a book that needs to be commissioned
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  51. by Dave Meltzer
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  53. Dave@wrestlingobserver.com
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  55. Pretty quiet morning. Don't forget to join Bryan Alvarez and myself for two hours of the best wrestling talk anywhere with Wrestling Observer Live from 5-7 p.m. Eastern time and 2-4 p.m. Pacific time at http://www.eyada.com. We remained this past week the No. 1 rated internet generated talk show in the United States. You can call the show at 1-877-392-3299 to talk about any aspect of pro wrestling, MMA or whatever or send e-mails during the show to davemeltzer@eyada.com. We'll be joined by Frankie Kazarian of UPW. Tomorrow, live from San Jose (not on the phone) will be Frank Shamrock while Friday we have trainer, promoter, former wrestler, announcer and talk show host Les Thatcher, who is probably one of the most knowledgeable people in the industry with his 40 years experience and the fact he keeps up with modern wrestling.
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  57. This is so weird writing that after a show that did a 4.5 rating in a building that was sold out. But then again, in 1998, WCW was coming off a strong of 23 straight sellouts, and the vibe was exactly the same. As someone who lived through the collapse of Roller Derby, which closed its doors some 14 months after drawing 50,118 fans to a game in Chicago, and just recently the collapse of ECW and WCW, there is one thing about sports entertainment. You can't rest on your laurels. The public can turn on you in an instant. Jim Crockett was on fire in 1986. He was out of business by the end of 1988. Bill Watts did unbelievable business in 1985. He was out of business in early 1987.
  58. This is not the prediction of the demise of a company that will gross more than $400 million this year. This is just an illustration of how quickly things change. We are less than two months away from the biggest event in the history of this industry. It is understandable that coming off something so big, there will be a lull. But anyone who follows this closely knows that since the demise of WCW, what is happening to all facets of the business is not a typical post-big show lull.
  59. I don't want to see a repeat of WCW. I don't understand why I'm seeing it. From January through March, Raw and Smackdown presented some excellent TV shows. Granted, ratings were starting a decline. Smackdown got hit hard by Survivor. Raw was on a downward trend. But arena business was very good, only slightly off last year's record pace. PPV business was very strong, in particular No Way Out was a huge success and Mania broke all records.
  60. If you study this industry, you'll find that every company has its up and down cycles. A charismatic person, or group, comes to the fore, and catches on with the public. It could be Antonio Inoki, Hulk Hogan, The Crush Gals, Konnan & Vampiro, Steve Austin, Rock, Bruno Sammartino, a new concept or just plain old fashioned a bunch of really top notch guys hitting their prime at the same time and putting on excellent shows. It never lasts forever. The best time to prepare for the future is when ratings are at the highest and casual interest is on top. And usually, because things are so good, that's usually the time companies think they are on a roll that will never end. Even when it ends, excuses start being made rather than making the needed changes. And then, it's too late.
  61. WCW missed the boat. WWF missed that boat. The one positive about WWF is that with their developmental territories, they are better prepared for the future. WCW had some prospects at the Power Plant, but they were put on television too fast and shoved down people's throats before they had the charisma. There was no transition between the gym and Nitro, except for maybe in a few cases, a Japanese tour or matches on WCW Saturday night.
  62. The saddest thing is not learning the lessons from the mistakes of others. The WWF, coming off the XFL fiasco, if nothing else realizes that the Midas touch and marketing genius labels are great on paper and from adoring fans, but the reality is, like life, it's all about luck and timing, and having the knowledge and creativity doesn't hurt, but nobody is so smart or creative that they can truly make chicken salad out of a product that the public doesn't want.
  63. In September of 1999, after Eric Bischoff was removed and a few weeks before WCW hired Vince Russo, who promptly destroyed the foundation of the company and its PPV and house show business, speeding its extinction process, WCW was still capable of turning it around. The initial reaction to Russo showed the fans were there, and were ready to support a good product. Instead, they got a horrible product, and it slowly died.
  64. The look of this industry and the style of matches and television always change. But the foundation of the business is the same today as it was when Frank Gotch and George Hackenschmidt drew 28,000 fans in Chicago during days when there was no television, no radio, and few automobiles. You promote and build two stars up huge to the point the public wants to see which one really is better. Whether it's Rogers and O'Connor, Funk and Brisco, Flair and Von Erich, Hogan and Andre or Rock and Austin. The personalities need to be strong, and they need to be personalities with some consistency in that in some form or fashion, the public thinks they know them and they feel strongly, whether they like or hate them is irrelevant as long as they care with a passion. Every time you turn a character, you remove a little of their consistency and take away some of the fans' passion. At times, you have to make the turn when a personality gets stale or when you have the right storyline and times need to be changed.
  65. In theory, the Austin turn made sense. Rock was younger. They could do a record house without a turn, but to do it again, a turn would be better. But there was the consistency of the character issue. Most of the current fan base came to be WWF fans during Austin-mania over the past three years. No, he was no longer at his peak as far as selling t-shirts. He'd gone from the superstar at his peak, to the icon that the people believe in. The turn was a risk, because of the Ric Flair syndrome. Ric Flair can play a great heel. But he got to the point in his career where people liked him so much, they didn't want to boo him. Every time WCW turned Flair, its ratings dropped and its arena attendance did as well, particularly in the Carolinas. Check out the last few gates of WCW with Flair as a heel in Winston-Salem and Charlotte. Those should be the cities that Flair would never stop drawing in since they were no longer weekly cities, only came a few times a year, and he was part of local pop culture. What nobody in WCW seemed to understand was the obvious. Nobody in those cities wanted to pay $25 or more to have to half-ass boo Flair. Austin, due to the television being so strong and being the right guy in the right place at the right time, was Ric Flair in Charlotte, except in every city, from New York to Chicago to LA to SF to Philly. WWF only comes to the markets in most cases a few times a year. You see it every night. People want to cheer Austin, and they won't pay money to boo him, and aren't really thrilled at this point watching him. The same thing would have happened with Bill Goldberg, except that turn was such a disaster they gave up on it and he was back as a face, without any kind of a reason, and was dead as a draw from that point forward. There has to be one guy the public believes in, and he's the one you can't turn until you've got a new one. The Austin turn would have been more successful if Rock was on television every week and at the arenas every week. In time, he'll be back on television, but nobody knows for how long, or how available he'll be for arenas. Or how people will take him, as a guy who drops in and out between movies. He could be bigger than ever. Or he could be so big that he's never around except for PPVs and when the top guy stops doing house shows what happens. Check out your WCW house show history for the answer.
  66. Since the extinction of WCW, it has felt, after an incredible Wrestlemania, like it was Raw that has vanished and that somehow, Nitro and Thunder have continued under new names with all new characters but with the same style of writing. Three minute run-in DQ main events with the same guys over-and-over. The famous glass ceiling. Storylines requiring acting ability, exposing the talent for its weaknesses in that form of acting, not to mention increasing the "bullshit, click" quotient when fans can't in some form relate or get hooked on the storyline. For all the talk of elevation, when the WWF was on fire last July, and even then they couldn't pull the trigger to elevate anyone, all of the guys that everyone mentions were drawing ratings in TV main events and fans were waiting for them to take that big step. Those same guys are typecast as midcarders today and if they are given that big break, the odds are they'd become the scapegoats of what appears at this point to be an inevitable decline.
  67. There are bright sides. Interpromotional angles usually work big. Even when not done correctly, and few are done correctly because ego seemingly always gets in the way of business. For example, if there is a big money match on the horizon, what would it be? Probably Bill Goldberg against either Rock or Steve Austin. Now, Goldberg may never be available. It's hardly a stretch to think he's very content with everyone's dream job of making $2 million plus and be on a 28 months vacation. But if he's not, Scott Steiner, who does want to work in WWF, is available. When WWF thought they weren't using him, they beat him for the title, but nobody remembers that anyway. And Steiner has his question marks, like his temper and whether at close to 40 with major back problems and a history of injuries, he could hold up on a hard schedule. But will Undertaker and HHH when the time comes, allow Steiner to run through them like a charging bull, with no "getting heat back" muffling of the push, to build him for the real money matches? Would they for Goldberg? If the answer is anything but yes, gladly, then the program will not reach its potential and there is major trouble on the horizon.
  68. But that's a year from now, if it ever happens. For now, this business needs a battle plan and changes in hierarchy and a few changes in presentation. Usually we can look to Japan or Mexico or indies or ECW for new concepts, but no such luck today. Japan is so lacking in new that they are copying our bad ideas. Mexico is so lacking in new that unlike WWF, which is presenting the same three guys in main events as it did in 1999, they're presenting the same main eventers as in 1989. So in that way, unlike in September 1999 when wrestling was still hot but one company was shooting itself in the foot with bad shows and it probably could have been turned around with a little patience, reversing this is going to take a little more skill as well as the same patience. There is a very scary thing about the switch from "fake sport" to "television show." In the sports genre, whether real or not, sports all have their ups and downs, but the major sports, whether they be hockey or boxing or basketball, have been around for 50 years and will be around in some form in 30 years. The best written prime time television shows are lucky to last seven or eight years total before the writers burn out and the public tires of the characters..
  69. Like with WCW, the company desperately needs a new star in the mix. Perhaps a new hot character like a main event manager, it's old, but it's been years since we've seen one used effectively, to speak for guys and get heat for them as they do their stuff in the ring. But there is no Bobby Heenan to be stolen. That's about the only savior at this point for a Chris Benoit if he is ever to make it as a true headliner. Kurt Angle needs a jump-start with a program with one of the top guys where he gets serious heat on them or he'll be typecast as a supporting player. Starting next Monday after this program runs its course. But it will be a lot easier to go with someone who isn't tainted with the label of being a supporting character. Wrestling has one wonderful luxury that no other sport has. It can create its own Tiger Woods, and he never has to lose if it isn't in their best interest. With Rock in the movies, Austin in question and Goldberg on the sidelines, and nobody else near ready, the answer isn't easy. But just remember one thing, the Lex Express may have been remembered as one of the great marketing failures of the WWF, but that was only because they picked the wrong guy. An even bigger failure would have been to not try. Fans are spoiled here, like in Japan, by the sheer greatness of some of the recent headliners on the stick, as the Japanese fans are spoiled by the level of play that the wrestlers of today, now past their prime, were hitting in the mid-90s.
  70. WCW needs to start up, whenever they are ready, with a long-term battle plan. Business as usual for a company that is starting out being pulled from the grave is no answer. And unfortunately, WCW's true strength, the smaller guys, have been devalued in the minds of the consumers to the point that it doesn't matter how well they perform in the ring, the audience was appreciative of it isn't watching for the most part and the fans that are left don't pay attention to it.
  71. As someone who saw first hand what happened in 1992-95 when business was dead, while things are so much better now financially than they were in 1992, long-term, there are far stronger warning signs than there were then. Another difference is that during those years, while the casual audience fell greatly, the hardcore base stayed strong and they were the ones who supported the business until the promotional war excited the masses and brought the buzz to Mondays. Now, sadly, it's the hardcore fans,who are losing interest.
  72. Probably the best advice for now for the WWF writers are to think about this from a fan perspective and remember, the key is two things. Build up matches people want to see, more often than not, in a manner they've never seen before. Austin vs. Undertaker doesn't fit that bill. It's okay to do it, as an age old rivalry, but no unless something new and fresh is a co-headliner. Make TV fun. Characters with their catch-phrases and comedy sketches, mixed with seriousness on top. There is a certain "fun" charm that was lacking from WCW, and has been lacking of late in WWF. End the TV on a hot note. A 3:00 DQ and leaving the heels with heat is not a hot note. If the main event doesn't look like a great match on paper, chances are, it won't be a great match. After fans have been spoiled by week-after-week of great TV main events, they aren't going to be satisfied with bad ones. Also, pay attention to the numbers. How many companies have gone broke listening to entrance music pops, which can be determined simply by a cool song, while people stopped paying to see the characters. The box office right now is telling a message. It's clear. A new top babyface that the fans believe in who is entertaining to watch needs to be created. Undertaker and Kane are too dark and too old to be in that position. Another false turn by HHH will just muffle things more when the time comes that they actually pull the trigger. Remember all those NWO false-turn storylines on TV. And then remember, when they finally pulled the trigger on those turns, nobody paid to see them. It's hard enough when fans know it's all a show to suspend disbelief strongly enough to get strongly into characters. It's impossible when the characters change so often that they don't have time, or faith that their patience in the character overcoming the odds won't end with that character then telling them it's all been a swerve. You've lived with our struggle. You've sympathized with it. But it all meant nothing in the end because guess what, the last season was all a dream and none of what you cared about, we even remember or acknowledge. Sorry nobody has written the book on the inside story of the death of WCW, but Vince McMahon needs to hire someone to write it, and made it required reading for everyone in decision making power, and as soon as they see any similarities, recognize them before it's too late. Too many of us already recognize them, and it's a memory that is no fun re-living.
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  74. --"Didn't you used to be" Rena Mero starts an advice column tomorrow on Compuserve.
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  76. --New Jack and Horace Hogan will be the headliners on the NWA West Virginia/Ohio TV tapings on 6/22 in Parkersburg, WV at the City Park Pavilion.
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  83. 7/5/2001 1:17:00 PM
  84. First Thursday update; Major WWF news story?, All-womens show, Smackdown tops dubious list
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  86. 7/4/2001 2:59:00 PM
  87. July 4th update; Thoughts on next Raw, Chyna, G-1 and more
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  89. 7/4/2001 3:59:00 AM
  90. Smackdown spoilers; Tenryu's surprise partner
  91.  
  92. 7/3/2001 10:01:00 PM
  93. Early Smackdown notes
  94.  
  95. 7/3/2001 4:26:00 PM
  96. Weekend ratings
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  98. 7/3/2001 3:24:00 PM
  99. First Tuesday update; Where we are now, Non-Raw notes
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  101. 7/2/2001 8:12:00 PM
  102. News and results from around the world
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  104. 7/2/2001 4:27:00 PM
  105. Lawler update
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  107. 7/2/2001 1:18:00 PM
  108. First Monday update; WWF in Spokane; TCW
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  110. 7/2/2001 4:47:00 AM
  111. WWF late news on Lawler, Austin, Double A, Palumbo and more
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  113. 7/1/2001 10:28:00 PM
  114. First Sunday update; WCW announcing team; WWF signing; WWF star in TJ, Best Wildside show ever, Is Vince a loser?, Tons of indie news
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  118. 4/18/2001 2:32:00 AM
  119. Smackdown and Heat Spoilers from 4-17 in Nashville; Zero-One PPV notes; XPW notes
  120.  
  121. 4/17/2001 7:33:00 PM
  122. TV ratings update
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  124. 4/17/2001 3:56:00 PM
  125. Raw ratings
  126.  
  127. 4/17/2001 1:49:00 PM
  128. First Tuesday update; WWF notes; Japan notes; Lawler
  129.  
  130. 4/17/2001 12:14:00 AM
  131. WWF non-Raw matches from tonight, Lifetime suspension, head shaving
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  133. 4/16/2001 3:39:00 PM
  134. Raw line-up, Schiavone update; Stu Hart update
  135.  
  136. 4/16/2001 1:29:00 PM
  137. First Monday update; New Japan's IPO; Raw tonight
  138.  
  139. 4/16/2001 4:47:00 AM
  140. Zero-One PPV main event; Indie news; silver medalist goes pro; CZW title change in England
  141.  
  142. 4/15/2001 1:49:00 PM
  143. XFL ratings
  144.  
  145. 4/15/2001 12:57:00 PM
  146. First Sunday update; Memphis; Stu Hart; Tony Schiavone; WCW; Muto-Kawada; GHC tourney; Zero-One and sickest wrestling match of all-time
  147.  
  148. 4/14/2001 3:07:00 PM
  149. More Info on Vintage Wrestling DVDs, Including Matches List
  150.  
  151. 4/13/2001 10:34:00 PM
  152. UK handling of Monday's Raw angle with Austin and Lita
  153.  
  154. 4/13/2001 10:32:00 PM
  155. WWF news including Insurrextion PPV top matches; WCW news; ECW angle takes place; CZW
  156.  
  157. 4/13/2001 4:05:00 PM
  158. Smackdown final ratings
  159.  
  160. 4/13/2001 3:40:00 PM
  161. ADCC tournament update
  162.  
  163. 4/13/2001 2:43:00 PM
  164. First Friday update; Weekend preview, Abu Dhabi finals including a wrestling champ; WWF meeting; Smackdown rating; Fukuoka Dome line-up; WWF results
  165.  
  166. 4/13/2001 1:35:00 AM
  167. Memphis TV update
  168.  
  169. 4/12/2001 8:23:00 PM
  170. Memphis TV update; WWF results; ADCC tournament update
  171.  
  172. 4/12/2001 1:53:00 PM
  173. First Thursday update; GHC tournament; Road Dogg; Wrestling Gold
  174.  
  175. 4/17/2001 1:49:00 PM
  176. First Tuesday update; WWF notes; Japan notes; Lawler
  177.  
  178. by Dave Meltzer
  179.  
  180. Dave@wrestlingobserver.com
  181.  
  182. As best I know at this point, we are scheduled to have Ken Shamrock tonight on Wrestling Observer Live from 5-7 p.m. Eastern time and 2-4 p.m. Pacific time as our guest on Wrestling Observer Live. Bryan Alvarez and myself will also be running down last night's Raw with our comments, as well as commenting on all the latest pro wrestling news. You can listen in live, or at any time 24 hours a day at your convenience at http://www.eyada.com. You can call in during those hours at 1-877-392-3299 or e-mail during those two hours with any questions for us or for Ken Shamrock at davemeltzer@eyada.com. Bruno Sammartino will be our guest tomorrow, with Chris "Crowbar" Ford on Thursday and Kris Pope, author of "The Encyclopedia of Professional Wrestling: 100 Years of the Good, the Bad and the Collectible," which comes out next month, as our guest on Friday. Shelton Benjamin, who was scheduled for last Thursday, has been rescheduled for early next month.
  183.  
  184. --We should have some ratings up later today, but due to Easter, I'm not sure what ratings will and won't be available. There didn't seem to be anything major last night on the overnights that should negatively affect the Raw number. Everyone Loves Raymond was in reruns, but still pulled an 11.4 on the overnights, while a new Becker did a 10.2 and a new Ally McBeel did an 8.7.
  185.  
  186. --The opponent on Metal/Jakked last night in Knoxville for K-Kwik was Race Steele (Craig Zellner) of the Heartland Wrestling Association. Got a decent amount of feedback regarding the OVW guys on the show, with many saying they had some of the best matches on the show. And last night's Raw had more good wrestling on it than any of the recent TV shows. Reports were that Brock Lesnar's shooting star press totally blew people away
  187.  
  188. 4/18/2001 1:52:00 PM
  189. Zero-One PPV report from 4-18 at Budokan Hall
  190.  
  191. 4/18/2001 2:43:00 AM
  192. More notes from Nashville tapings
  193.  
  194. 4/18/2001 2:32:00 AM
  195. Smackdown and Heat Spoilers from 4-17 in Nashville; Zero-One PPV notes; XPW notes
  196.  
  197. 4/17/2001 7:33:00 PM
  198. TV ratings update
  199.  
  200. 4/17/2001 3:56:00 PM
  201. Raw ratings
  202.  
  203. 4/17/2001 1:49:00 PM
  204. First Tuesday update; WWF notes; Japan notes; Lawler
  205.  
  206. 4/17/2001 12:14:00 AM
  207. WWF non-Raw matches from tonight, Lifetime suspension, head shaving
  208.  
  209. 4/16/2001 3:39:00 PM
  210. Raw line-up, Schiavone update; Stu Hart update
  211.  
  212. 4/16/2001 1:29:00 PM
  213. First Monday update; New Japan's IPO; Raw tonight
  214.  
  215. 4/16/2001 4:47:00 AM
  216. Zero-One PPV main event; Indie news; silver medalist goes pro; CZW title change in England
  217.  
  218. 4/15/2001 1:49:00 PM
  219. XFL ratings
  220.  
  221. 4/15/2001 12:57:00 PM
  222. First Sunday update; Memphis; Stu Hart; Tony Schiavone; WCW; Muto-Kawada; GHC tourney; Zero-One and sickest wrestling match of all-time
  223.  
  224. 4/14/2001 3:07:00 PM
  225. More Info on Vintage Wrestling DVDs, Including Matches List
  226.  
  227. 4/13/2001 10:34:00 PM
  228. UK handling of Monday's Raw angle with Austin and Lita
  229.  
  230. 4/13/2001 10:32:00 PM
  231. WWF news including Insurrextion PPV top matches; WCW news; ECW angle takes place; CZW
  232.  
  233. 4/13/2001 4:05:00 PM
  234. Smackdown final ratings
  235.  
  236. 4/10/2001 1:46:00 PM
  237. First Tuesday update; WWF treads on dangerous ground; ECW bankruptcy news and surprise creditor; XFL ratings; Carnival finals set for tomorrow
  238.  
  239. 4/10/2001 2:37:00 AM
  240. More notes from Boston for Raw and dark matches
  241.  
  242. 4/10/2001 12:55:00 AM
  243. RAw edited in Canada; Tamura, Kohsaka, Yatsu to ADCC; Indie and Mexico results
  244.  
  245. 4/9/2001 1:46:00 PM
  246. First Monday update
  247.  
  248. 4/9/2001 1:40:00 PM
  249. Osaka Dome TV show detailed report
  250.  
  251. 4/9/2001 1:38:00 PM
  252. Osaka Dome report
  253.  
  254. 4/9/2001 12:51:00 AM
  255. Weekend indie news
  256.  
  257. 4/8/2001 2:06:00 PM
  258. Huge houses in Puerto Rico
  259.  
  260. 4/8/2001 1:37:00 PM
  261. First Sunday update; Osaka Dome tonight; ECW bankruptcy; XFL ratings; Japan tournaments; CZW; Hall of Fame
  262.  
  263. 4/7/2001 6:46:00 PM
  264. Indie update; Surprise at WWF tapings; Lawler, Steamboat on
  265.  
  266. First Tuesday update; WWF treads on dangerous ground; ECW bankruptcy news and surprise creditor; XFL ratings; Carnival finals set for tomorrow
  267.  
  268. by Dave Meltzer
  269.  
  270. Dave@wrestlingobserver.com
  271.  
  272. Decent amount of response to the closing angle last night. Perhaps the most scary was the realization that WWF may have made a horrible tactical error in light of the Eunick case (a guy twice the size beating to death a girl) because this footage could be used by a media source, obviously not saying one caused the other, but saying the WWF hasn't learned and didn't care about the case. I didn't think of this, but considering the beating up of women is already not allowed (albeit in very inconsistent fashion) on some of the networks Raw is designed for in the first place, that if something were to come up, they would have a very difficult time justifying their position.
  273.  
  274.  
  275.  
  276. 4/26/2001 9:58:00 PM
  277. Tons of news; UPW show; A network wrestling show as a summer replacement; WCW update; XFL future; Valentine; Lawler; Stephanie; and more
  278.  
  279. 4/26/2001 3:08:00 PM
  280. Thursday news update
  281.  
  282. 4/25/2001 4:38:00 PM
  283. Wednesday News Update
  284.  
  285. 4/25/2001 3:45:00 PM
  286. WWF Smackdown and Heat Taping results
  287.  
  288. 4/24/2001 7:43:00 PM
  289. Flair, Bastien, Thatcher and Matysik on Observer Live about Valentine
  290.  
  291. 4/24/2001 3:27:00 PM
  292. Raw ratings
  293.  
  294. 4/24/2001 3:22:00 PM
  295. Observer Live show tonight on Valentine with Flair and others
  296.  
  297. 4/24/2001 1:57:00 PM
  298. WWF house show report 4-21 Tyler, TX
  299.  
  300. 4/24/2001 1:54:00 PM
  301. First Tuesday update; Legendary JV passes away; ESPN Classics; E! Special; XFL; Top stars to England; WWF notes; Luger update
  302.  
  303. 4/24/2001 4:35:00 AM
  304. Hart released from hospital
  305.  
  306. 4/23/2001 11:51:00 PM
  307. WWF results; WWF notes; Luger on radio; Womens show
  308.  
  309. 4/23/2001 3:57:00 PM
  310. Some WWF notes and results; Indie updates
  311.  
  312. 4/23/2001 1:20:00 PM
  313. First Monday update; UPN status unclear, low ad sales predicted; Misawa vs. Hashimoto; Corino drops strap; Matrats
  314.  
  315. 4/22/2001 9:28:00 PM
  316. XFL number misleading; lots of indie news and results
  317.  
  318. 4/22/2001 1:14:00 PM
  319. First Sunday update; XFL ratings and details; player praises ECW; Indie news
  320.  
  321. 4/22/2001 5:25:00 AM
  322. Stu Hart update; Saturday night at the indies
  323.  
  324. 4/22/2001 2:01:00 AM
  325. WWF 4-21 house show from Waco, TX
  326.  
  327. 4/21/2001 10:39:00 PM
  328. PTC knocks Chyna; Wrestler scores first TD in Million Dollar Game; indie notes
  329.  
  330. 4/21/2001 1:27:00 PM
  331. First Saturday update; damaging Gallup Poll; Inaccurate PTC claims; Choshu pulls out of house shows; Onita forming new company
  332.  
  333. 4/20/2001 4:06:00 PM
  334. Smackdown rating
  335.  
  336. 4/20/2001 2:10:00 PM
  337. First Friday update; Smackdown ratings; Ross on WCW re-launch; Nagata's opponent at Dome; Weekend notes
  338.  
  339. 4/20/2001 4:56:00 AM
  340. Super Juniors tournament; Steamboat; E-mails to Observer Live
  341.  
  342. 4/19/2001 7:45:00 PM
  343. McMahon confirms XFL not on NBC; Bischoff's new endeavor
  344.  
  345. 4/19/2001 3:56:00 PM
  346. WWF schedule plans change
  347.  
  348. 4/19/2001 2:33:00 PM
  349. First Thursday update; WWF, Japan news, Fukuoka Dome, Pride, CZW
  350.  
  351. 4/19/2001 4:04:00 AM
  352. Memphis Championship Wrestling 4-18 in Jackson, TN with Benoit vs. Angle and many WWF stars
  353.  
  354. 4/19/2001 3:58:00 AM
  355. Zero-One PPV report
  356.  
  357. 4/18/2001 7:39:00 PM
  358. Ross comments on Big Show's interview; Insurrextion complete line-up
  359.  
  360. 4/18/2001 4:09:00 PM
  361. First Wednesday update; Details on Backlash main event; XFL losses affect WWFE quarterly estimate greatly; Two murders unfortunately tied to wrestling; Title change last night; Pride matches; who worked with Angle
  362.  
  363. 4/18/2001 1:52:00 PM
  364. Zero-One PPV report from 4-18 at Budokan Hall
  365.  
  366. 4/18/2001 2:43:00 AM
  367. More notes from Nashville tapings
  368.  
  369. 4/18/2001 2:32:00 AM
  370. Smackdown and Heat Spoilers from 4-17 in Nashville; Zero-One PPV notes; XPW notes
  371.  
  372. 4/17/2001 7:33:00 PM
  373. TV ratings update
  374.  
  375. 4/17/2001 3:56:00 PM
  376. Raw ratings
  377.  
  378. 4/17/2001 1:49:00 PM
  379. First Tuesday update; WWF notes; Japan notes; Lawler
  380.  
  381. 4/17/2001 12:14:00 AM
  382. WWF non-Raw matches from tonight, Lifetime suspension, head shaving
  383.  
  384. 4/16/2001 3:39:00 PM
  385. Raw line-up, Schiavone update; Stu Hart update
  386.  
  387. 4/16/2001 1:29:00 PM
  388. First Monday update; New Japan's IPO; Raw tonight
  389.  
  390. 4/16/2001 4:47:00 AM
  391. Zero-One PPV main event; Indie news; silver medalist goes pro; CZW title change in England
  392.  
  393. 4/15/2001 1:49:00 PM
  394. XFL ratings
  395.  
  396. 4/15/2001 12:57:00 PM
  397. First Sunday update; Memphis; Stu Hart; Tony Schiavone; WCW; Muto-Kawada; GHC tourney; Zero-One and sickest wrestling match of all-time
  398.  
  399. 4/14/2001 3:07:00 PM
  400. More Info on Vintage Wrestling DVDs, Including Matches List
  401.  
  402. 4/13/2001 10:34:00 PM
  403. UK handling of Monday's Raw angle with Austin and Lita
  404.  
  405. 4/13/2001 10:32:00 PM
  406. WWF news including Insurrextion PPV top matches; WCW news; ECW angle takes place; CZW
  407.  
  408. 7/18/2001 12:03:00 AM
  409. Smackdown spoilers and various independent notes
  410.  
  411. 7/17/2001 4:08:00 PM
  412. Raw ratings
  413.  
  414. 7/17/2001 1:29:00 PM
  415. Pride 15 PPV schedule in U.S.
  416.  
  417. 7/17/2001 1:27:00 PM
  418. First Tuesday update; More WWF changes, Indie notes, Galavision time slot change; Pride odds
  419.  
  420. 7/11/2001 3:19:00 PM
  421. First Wednesday update; More from Smackdown, International and indies
  422.  
  423. 7/11/2001 2:15:00 AM
  424. Smackdown spoilers
  425.  
  426. 7/10/2001 4:03:00 PM
  427. Raw and weekend ratings
  428.  
  429. 7/10/2001 12:36:00 PM
  430. First Tuesday update; Invasion main event, WWF announcing ideas, Backstage feeling
  431.  
  432. 7/10/2001 12:27:00 AM
  433. Raw and eyada comments; WWF firing; Pride new matches
  434.  
  435. 7/9/2001 1:16:00 PM
  436. First Monday update: Eyada closes down, Observer Live final show tonight, WWF re-thinking direction
  437.  
  438. 7/9/2001 4:27:00 AM
  439. Final weekend update
  440.  
  441. 7/9/2001 1:15:00 AM
  442. WWF house show report 7-8 Augusta, GA
  443.  
  444. 7/8/2001 12:57:00 PM
  445. First Sunday update; Fire spot goes awry with serious repercussions, Former ECW & WCW names in XPW, Chono update, CZW, EW on Smackdown decline
  446.  
  447. 7/8/2001 1:52:00 AM
  448. WWF house show report 7-7 North Charleston, SC
  449.  
  450. 7/7/2001 9:22:00 PM
  451. Supposed interpromotional title matches at house shows
  452.  
  453. 7/7/2001 1:20:00 PM
  454. First Saturday update; APW stars on NOAH big show; NJ line-up; MCW and other indie notes
  455.  
  456. 7/7/2001 3:24:00 AM
  457. Late indie news
  458.  
  459. 7/6/2001 9:32:00 PM
  460. More on Invasion PPV
  461.  
  462. 7/6/2001 7:28:00 PM
  463. Smackdown/Tough Enough ratings
  464.  
  465. 7/6/2001 1:52:00 PM
  466. First Friday update; Smackdown ratings; WWF angles; Raw main event; Invasion match; Chyna on TV; Chono update; Spike injury; Cornette surgery; Weekend schedule
  467.  
  468. 7/11/2001 3:19:00 PM
  469. First Wednesday update; More from Smackdown, International and indies
  470.  
  471. 7/11/2001 2:15:00 AM
  472. Smackdown spoilers
  473.  
  474. 7/10/2001 4:03:00 PM
  475. Raw and weekend ratings
  476.  
  477. 7/10/2001 12:36:00 PM
  478. First Tuesday update; Invasion main event, WWF announcing ideas, Backstage feeling
  479.  
  480. 7/10/2001 12:27:00 AM
  481. Raw and eyada comments; WWF firing; Pride new matches
  482.  
  483. 7/9/2001 1:16:00 PM
  484. First Monday update: Eyada closes down, Observer Live final show tonight, WWF re-thinking direction
  485.  
  486. 7/9/2001 4:27:00 AM
  487. Final weekend update
  488.  
  489. 7/9/2001 1:15:00 AM
  490. WWF house show report 7-8 Augusta, GA
  491.  
  492. 7/8/2001 12:57:00 PM
  493. First Sunday update; Fire spot goes awry with serious repercussions, Former ECW & WCW names in XPW, Chono update, CZW, EW on Smackdown decline
  494.  
  495. 7/8/2001 1:52:00 AM
  496. WWF house show report 7-7 North Charleston, SC
  497.  
  498. 7/7/2001 9:22:00 PM
  499. Supposed interpromotional title matches at house shows
  500.  
  501. 7/7/2001 1:20:00 PM
  502. First Saturday update; APW stars on NOAH big show; NJ line-up; MCW and other indie notes
  503.  
  504. 7/7/2001 3:24:00 AM
  505. Late indie news
  506.  
  507. 7/6/2001 9:32:00 PM
  508. More on Invasion PPV
  509.  
  510. 7/6/2001 7:28:00 PM
  511. Smackdown/Tough Enough ratings
  512.  
  513. 7/6/2001 1:52:00 PM
  514. First Friday update; Smackdown ratings; WWF angles; Raw main event; Invasion match; Chyna on TV; Chono update; Spike injury; Cornette surgery; Weekend schedule
  515.  
  516.  
  517. 4/16/2001 1:29:00 PM
  518. First Monday update; New Japan's IPO; Raw tonight
  519.  
  520. by Dave Meltzer
  521.  
  522. Dave@wrestlingobserver.com
  523.  
  524. Not a lot of big news since, aside from the NOAH show, there was no major wrestling to speak of yesterday. WWF is back tonight with Raw, headlined by Jeff Hardy vs. HHH, live from Knoxville. We're looking for any live reports from people attending the show regarding dark and syndicated matches as well as other things that may have been missing from the TV broadcast at dave@wrestlingobserver.com
  525.  
  526.  
  527. 2000: Nov
  528. Dec
  529.  
  530.  
  531. 2001: Jan
  532.  
  533. Feb
  534.  
  535. Mar
  536.  
  537. Apr
  538.  
  539. May
  540.  
  541. Jun
  542.  
  543. Jul
  544.  
  545. Aug
  546.  
  547. 4/30/2001 7:36:00 PM
  548. Raw line-up; Inoki and Tyson; indie news
  549.  
  550. 4/30/2001 1:24:00 PM
  551. First Monday update; Wake Forest study; Indie notes;
  552.  
  553. 4/30/2001 2:38:00 AM
  554. More weekend indie notes and who the mystery man is
  555.  
  556. 4/29/2001 11:18:00 PM
  557. Backlash PPV report
  558.  
  559. 4/29/2001 5:30:00 PM
  560. WWF Ross Report updates including potential new match tonight, plus other news and results
  561.  
  562. 4/29/2001 1:08:00 PM
  563. First Sunday update; PPV preview with notes on all the matches; WWF injury; Debut on Raw; K-1 scary decision; Tons of results from last night
  564.  
  565. 4/29/2001 1:44:00 AM
  566. Weekend indie news and web site notes
  567.  
  568. 4/28/2001 1:43:00 PM
  569. First Saturday update; More on WCW re-launch, No LAW today, RVD,
  570.  
  571. 4/27/2001 4:28:00 PM
  572. Smackdown final ratings
  573.  
  574. 4/27/2001 1:28:00 PM
  575. First Friday update; Smackdown ratings; Stern show; Weekend schedule
  576.  
  577. 4/27/2001 2:50:00 AM
  578. New Japan vs. All Japan wars at Budokan in June
  579.  
  580. 4/26/2001 11:04:00 PM
  581. April 30 Wrestling Observer Newsletter preview plus ordering information
  582.  
  583. 4/26/2001 9:58:00 PM
  584. Tons of news; UPW show; A network wrestling show as a summer replacement; WCW update; XFL future; Valentine; Lawler; Stephanie; and more
  585.  
  586. 4/26/2001 3:08:00 PM
  587. Thursday news update
  588.  
  589. 4/25/2001 4:38:00 PM
  590. Wednesday News Update
  591.  
  592. 4/25/2001 3:45:00 PM
  593. WWF Smackdown and Heat Taping results
  594.  
  595. 4/24/2001 7:43:00 PM
  596. Flair, Bastien, Thatcher and Matysik on Observer Live about Valentine
  597.  
  598. 4/24/2001 3:27:00 PM
  599. Raw ratings
  600.  
  601. 4/24/2001 3:22:00 PM
  602. Observer Live show tonight on Valentine with Flair and others
  603.  
  604. 4/24/2001 1:57:00 PM
  605. WWF house show report 4-21 Tyler, TX
  606.  
  607. 4/24/2001 1:54:00 PM
  608. First Tuesday update; Legendary JV passes away; ESPN Classics; E! Special; XFL; Top stars to England; WWF notes; Luger update
  609.  
  610. 4/24/2001 4:35:00 AM
  611. Hart released from hospital
  612.  
  613. 4/23/2001 11:51:00 PM
  614. WWF results; WWF notes; Luger on radio; Womens show
  615.  
  616. 4/23/2001 3:57:00 PM
  617. Some WWF notes and results; Indie updates
  618.  
  619. 4/23/2001 1:20:00 PM
  620. First Monday update; UPN status unclear, low ad sales predicted; Misawa vs. Hashimoto; Corino drops strap; Matrats
  621.  
  622. 4/22/2001 9:28:00 PM
  623. XFL number misleading; lots of indie news and results
  624.  
  625. 4/22/2001 1:14:00 PM
  626. First Sunday update; XFL ratings and details; player praises ECW; Indie news
  627.  
  628. 4/22/2001 5:25:00 AM
  629. Stu Hart update; Saturday night at the indies
  630.  
  631. 4/22/2001 2:01:00 AM
  632. WWF 4-21 house show from Waco, TX
  633.  
  634. 4/21/2001 10:39:00 PM
  635. PTC knocks Chyna; Wrestler scores first TD in Million Dollar Game; indie notes
  636.  
  637. 4/21/2001 1:27:00 PM
  638. First Saturday update; damaging Gallup Poll; Inaccurate PTC claims; Choshu pulls out of house shows; Onita forming new company
  639.  
  640. 4/20/2001 4:06:00 PM
  641. Smackdown rating
  642.  
  643. 4/20/2001 2:10:00 PM
  644. First Friday update; Smackdown ratings; Ross on WCW re-launch; Nagata's opponent at Dome; Weekend notes
  645.  
  646. 4/20/2001 4:56:00 AM
  647. Super Juniors tournament; Steamboat; E-mails to Observer Live
  648.  
  649. 4/19/2001 7:45:00 PM
  650. McMahon confirms XFL not on NBC; Bischoff's new endeavor
  651.  
  652. 4/19/2001 3:56:00 PM
  653. WWF schedule plans change
  654.  
  655. 4/19/2001 2:33:00 PM
  656. First Thursday update; WWF, Japan news, Fukuoka Dome, Pride, CZW
  657.  
  658. 4/19/2001 4:04:00 AM
  659. Memphis Championship Wrestling 4-18 in Jackson, TN with Benoit vs. Angle and many WWF stars
  660.  
  661. 4/19/2001 3:58:00 AM
  662. Zero-One PPV report
  663.  
  664. 4/18/2001 7:39:00 PM
  665. Ross comments on Big Show's interview; Insurrextion complete line-up
  666.  
  667. 4/18/2001 4:09:00 PM
  668. First Wednesday update; Details on Backlash main event; XFL losses affect WWFE quarterly estimate greatly; Two murders unfortunately tied to wrestling; Title change last night; Pride matches; who worked with Angle
  669.  
  670. 4/18/2001 1:52:00 PM
  671. Zero-One PPV report from 4-18 at Budokan Hall
  672.  
  673. 4/18/2001 2:43:00 AM
  674. More notes from Nashville tapings
  675.  
  676. 4/18/2001 2:32:00 AM
  677. Smackdown and Heat Spoilers from 4-17 in Nashville; Zero-One PPV notes; XPW notes
  678.  
  679. 4/17/2001 7:33:00 PM
  680. TV ratings update
  681.  
  682. 4/17/2001 3:56:00 PM
  683. Raw ratings
  684.  
  685. 4/17/2001 1:49:00 PM
  686. First Tuesday update; WWF notes; Japan notes; Lawler
  687.  
  688. 4/17/2001 12:14:00 AM
  689. WWF non-Raw matches from tonight, Lifetime suspension, head shaving
  690.  
  691. 4/16/2001 3:39:00 PM
  692. Raw line-up, Schiavone update; Stu Hart update
  693.  
  694. 4/16/2001 1:29:00 PM
  695. First Monday update; New Japan's IPO; Raw tonight
  696.  
  697. 4/16/2001 4:47:00 AM
  698. Zero-One PPV main event; Indie news; silver medalist goes pro; CZW title change in England
  699.  
  700. 4/15/2001 1:49:00 PM
  701. XFL ratings
  702.  
  703. 4/15/2001 12:57:00 PM
  704. First Sunday update; Memphis; Stu Hart; Tony Schiavone; WCW; Muto-Kawada; GHC tourney; Zero-One and sickest wrestling match of all-time
  705.  
  706. 4/14/2001 3:07:00 PM
  707. More Info on Vintage Wrestling DVDs, Including Matches List
  708.  
  709. 4/13/2001 10:34:00 PM
  710. UK handling of Monday's Raw angle with Austin and Lita
  711.  
  712. 4/13/2001 10:32:00 PM
  713. WWF news including Insurrextion PPV top matches; WCW news; ECW angle takes place; CZW
  714.  
  715. 4/13/2001 4:05:00 PM
  716. Smackdown final ratings
  717.  
  718. 4/13/2001 3:40:00 PM
  719. ADCC tournament update
  720.  
  721. 4/13/2001 2:43:00 PM
  722. First Friday update; Weekend preview, Abu Dhabi finals including a wrestling champ; WWF meeting; Smackdown rating; Fukuoka Dome line-up; WWF results
  723.  
  724. 4/13/2001 1:35:00 AM
  725. Memphis TV update
  726.  
  727. 4/12/2001 8:23:00 PM
  728. Memphis TV update; WWF results; ADCC tournament update
  729.  
  730. 4/12/2001 1:53:00 PM
  731. First Thursday update; GHC tournament; Road Dogg; Wrestling Gold
  732.  
  733. 4/11/2001 9:11:00 PM
  734. Preview of this week's Figure Four Weekly PLUS ordering info
  735.  
  736. 4/11/2001 7:54:00 PM
  737. Raw ratings, Names for WCW TV show
  738.  
  739. 4/11/2001 4:09:00 PM
  740. April 16 Wrestling Observer Newsletter preview and ordering information
  741.  
  742. 4/11/2001 3:28:00 PM
  743. First Wednesday update; GHC tourney, Carnival finals, Ratings, Fukuoka Dome news, XFL future, WCW notes, Gaea in Boston
  744.  
  745. 4/11/2001 12:18:00 AM
  746. Smackdown Spoilers 4-10 Philadelphia
  747.  
  748. 4/10/2001 1:46:00 PM
  749. First Tuesday update; WWF treads on dangerous ground; ECW bankruptcy news and surprise creditor; XFL ratings; Carnival finals set for tomorrow
  750.  
  751. 4/10/2001 2:37:00 AM
  752. More notes from Boston for Raw and dark matches
  753.  
  754. 4/10/2001 12:55:00 AM
  755. RAw edited in Canada; Tamura, Kohsaka, Yatsu to ADCC; Indie and Mexico results
  756.  
  757. 4/9/2001 1:46:00 PM
  758. First Monday update
  759.  
  760. 4/9/2001 1:40:00 PM
  761. Osaka Dome TV show detailed report
  762.  
  763. 4/9/2001 1:38:00 PM
  764. Osaka Dome report
  765.  
  766. 4/9/2001 12:51:00 AM
  767. Weekend indie news
  768.  
  769. 4/8/2001 2:06:00 PM
  770. Huge houses in Puerto Rico
  771.  
  772. 4/8/2001 1:37:00 PM
  773. First Sunday update; Osaka Dome tonight; ECW bankruptcy; XFL ratings; Japan tournaments; CZW; Hall of Fame
  774.  
  775. 4/7/2001 6:46:00 PM
  776. Indie update; Surprise at WWF tapings; Lawler, Steamboat on the road
  777.  
  778. 4/7/2001 2:10:00 PM
  779. First Saturday update; Santo vs. Psicosis mask vs. hair; Tank update; KOP comes to UFC; ESPN feature
  780.  
  781. 4/7/2001 12:55:00 AM
  782. More notes on WCW start-up; Pride comments
  783.  
  784. 4/6/2001 4:37:00 PM
  785. WCW TV update; Smackdown ratings; IWA Juicio Final
  786.  
  787. 4/6/2001 1:12:00 PM
  788. Stampede Wrestling is Back
  789.  
  790. 4/6/2001 1:11:00 PM
  791. First Friday update; Smackdown ratings; WCW debut postponed; Blair & Graham book notes; Bruce Hart comeback
  792.  
  793. 4/6/2001 3:24:00 AM
  794. Notes on big weekend in pro wrestling
  795.  
  796. 4/5/2001 3:35:00 PM
  797. Former Mid South announcer passes away
  798.  
  799. 4/5/2001 2:07:00 PM
  800. First Thursday update; Rock's short-term future, XFL goes Mickey Mouse; WM rematch coming; CZW news; Manson badly injured
  801.  
  802. 4/5/2001 2:27:00 AM
  803. Ohio Valley Wrestling Bluegrass Brawl 4-4 Louisville report
  804.  
  805. 4/4/2001 10:46:00 PM
  806. WCW wrestlers get the bad news; Purpose of WCW; Backlash main event; WCW in UK; Mexico results
  807.  
  808. 4/4/2001 2:58:00 PM
  809. First Wednesday update; Rock movie rumors, XFL future; WWF ratings, Japan tournaments and PPV
  810.  
  811. 4/4/2001 12:57:00 AM
  812. Smackdown spoilers 4-3 Oklahoma City and yes, they do the angle
  813.  
  814. 4/3/2001 9:39:00 PM
  815. Japan major show notes
  816.  
  817. 4/3/2001 8:05:00 PM
  818. RAW ratings, XFL ratings, New Jersey meeting and final MMA rules
  819.  
  820. 4/3/2001 1:48:00 PM
  821. First Tuesday update; Mania records; Sakuraba return?; Huge day for MMA; Non-Raw results; TJ record; Japan news; Lucha tonight
  822.  
  823. 4/2/2001 7:40:00 PM
  824. Wrestlemania main event rematch tonight
  825.  
  826. 4/2/2001 12:49:00 PM
  827. First Monday update; WCW notes; XFL ratings; FMW stadium card
  828.  
  829. 4/2/2001 4:07:00 AM
  830. Weekend news notes not involving Wrestlemania
  831.  
  832. 4/2/2001 3:01:00 AM
  833. Wrestlemania post-show wrap-up
  834.  
  835. 4/1/2001 6:54:00 PM
  836. Final Wrestlemania preview notes; Upset wrestlers; XFL ratings; New Universal champ
  837.  
  838. ~~~~~~
  839.  
  840.  
  841. 2000: Nov
  842. Dec
  843.  
  844.  
  845. 2001: Jan
  846.  
  847. Feb
  848.  
  849. Mar
  850.  
  851. Apr
  852.  
  853. May
  854.  
  855. Jun
  856.  
  857. Jul
  858.  
  859. Aug
  860.  
  861. 4/30/2001 7:36:00 PM
  862. Raw line-up; Inoki and Tyson; indie news
  863.  
  864. 4/30/2001 1:24:00 PM
  865. First Monday update; Wake Forest study; Indie notes;
  866.  
  867. 4/30/2001 2:38:00 AM
  868. More weekend indie notes and who the mystery man is
  869.  
  870. 4/29/2001 11:18:00 PM
  871. Backlash PPV report
  872.  
  873. 4/29/2001 5:30:00 PM
  874. WWF Ross Report updates including potential new match tonight, plus other news and results
  875.  
  876. 4/29/2001 1:08:00 PM
  877. First Sunday update; PPV preview with notes on all the matches; WWF injury; Debut on Raw; K-1 scary decision; Tons of results from last night
  878.  
  879. 4/29/2001 1:44:00 AM
  880. Weekend indie news and web site notes
  881.  
  882. 4/28/2001 1:43:00 PM
  883. First Saturday update; More on WCW re-launch, No LAW today, RVD,
  884.  
  885. 4/27/2001 4:28:00 PM
  886. Smackdown final ratings
  887.  
  888. 4/27/2001 1:28:00 PM
  889. First Friday update; Smackdown ratings; Stern show; Weekend schedule
  890.  
  891. 4/27/2001 2:50:00 AM
  892. New Japan vs. All Japan wars at Budokan in June
  893.  
  894. 4/26/2001 11:04:00 PM
  895. April 30 Wrestling Observer Newsletter preview plus ordering information
  896.  
  897. 4/26/2001 9:58:00 PM
  898. Tons of news; UPW show; A network wrestling show as a summer replacement; WCW update; XFL future; Valentine; Lawler; Stephanie; and more
  899.  
  900. 4/26/2001 3:08:00 PM
  901. Thursday news update
  902.  
  903. 4/25/2001 4:38:00 PM
  904. Wednesday News Update
  905.  
  906. 4/25/2001 3:45:00 PM
  907. WWF Smackdown and Heat Taping results
  908.  
  909. 4/24/2001 7:43:00 PM
  910. Flair, Bastien, Thatcher and Matysik on Observer Live about Valentine
  911.  
  912. 4/24/2001 3:27:00 PM
  913. Raw ratings
  914.  
  915. 4/24/2001 3:22:00 PM
  916. Observer Live show tonight on Valentine with Flair and others
  917.  
  918. 4/24/2001 1:57:00 PM
  919. WWF house show report 4-21 Tyler, TX
  920.  
  921. 4/24/2001 1:54:00 PM
  922. First Tuesday update; Legendary JV passes away; ESPN Classics; E! Special; XFL; Top stars to England; WWF notes; Luger update
  923.  
  924. 4/24/2001 4:35:00 AM
  925. Hart released from hospital
  926.  
  927. 4/23/2001 11:51:00 PM
  928. WWF results; WWF notes; Luger on radio; Womens show
  929.  
  930. 4/23/2001 3:57:00 PM
  931. Some WWF notes and results; Indie updates
  932.  
  933. 4/23/2001 1:20:00 PM
  934. First Monday update; UPN status unclear, low ad sales predicted; Misawa vs. Hashimoto; Corino drops strap; Matrats
  935.  
  936. 4/22/2001 9:28:00 PM
  937. XFL number misleading; lots of indie news and results
  938.  
  939. 4/22/2001 1:14:00 PM
  940. First Sunday update; XFL ratings and details; player praises ECW; Indie news
  941.  
  942. 4/22/2001 5:25:00 AM
  943. Stu Hart update; Saturday night at the indies
  944.  
  945. 4/22/2001 2:01:00 AM
  946. WWF 4-21 house show from Waco, TX
  947.  
  948. 4/21/2001 10:39:00 PM
  949. PTC knocks Chyna; Wrestler scores first TD in Million Dollar Game; indie notes
  950.  
  951. 4/21/2001 1:27:00 PM
  952. First Saturday update; damaging Gallup Poll; Inaccurate PTC claims; Choshu pulls out of house shows; Onita forming new company
  953.  
  954. 4/20/2001 4:06:00 PM
  955. Smackdown rating
  956.  
  957. 4/20/2001 2:10:00 PM
  958. First Friday update; Smackdown ratings; Ross on WCW re-launch; Nagata's opponent at Dome; Weekend notes
  959.  
  960. 4/20/2001 4:56:00 AM
  961. Super Juniors tournament; Steamboat; E-mails to Observer Live
  962.  
  963. 4/19/2001 7:45:00 PM
  964. McMahon confirms XFL not on NBC; Bischoff's new endeavor
  965.  
  966. 4/19/2001 3:56:00 PM
  967. WWF schedule plans change
  968.  
  969. 4/19/2001 2:33:00 PM
  970. First Thursday update; WWF, Japan news, Fukuoka Dome, Pride, CZW
  971.  
  972. 4/19/2001 4:04:00 AM
  973. Memphis Championship Wrestling 4-18 in Jackson, TN with Benoit vs. Angle and many WWF stars
  974.  
  975. 4/19/2001 3:58:00 AM
  976. Zero-One PPV report
  977.  
  978. 4/18/2001 7:39:00 PM
  979. Ross comments on Big Show's interview; Insurrextion complete line-up
  980.  
  981. 4/18/2001 4:09:00 PM
  982. First Wednesday update; Details on Backlash main event; XFL losses affect WWFE quarterly estimate greatly; Two murders unfortunately tied to wrestling; Title change last night; Pride matches; who worked with Angle
  983.  
  984. 4/18/2001 1:52:00 PM
  985. Zero-One PPV report from 4-18 at Budokan Hall
  986.  
  987. 4/18/2001 2:43:00 AM
  988. More notes from Nashville tapings
  989.  
  990. 4/18/2001 2:32:00 AM
  991. Smackdown and Heat Spoilers from 4-17 in Nashville; Zero-One PPV notes; XPW notes
  992.  
  993. 4/17/2001 7:33:00 PM
  994. TV ratings update
  995.  
  996. 4/17/2001 3:56:00 PM
  997. Raw ratings
  998.  
  999. 4/17/2001 1:49:00 PM
  1000. First Tuesday update; WWF notes; Japan notes; Lawler
  1001.  
  1002. 4/17/2001 12:14:00 AM
  1003. WWF non-Raw matches from tonight, Lifetime suspension, head shaving
  1004.  
  1005. 4/16/2001 3:39:00 PM
  1006. Raw line-up, Schiavone update; Stu Hart update
  1007.  
  1008. 4/16/2001 1:29:00 PM
  1009. First Monday update; New Japan's IPO; Raw tonight
  1010.  
  1011. 4/16/2001 4:47:00 AM
  1012. Zero-One PPV main event; Indie news; silver medalist goes pro; CZW title change in England
  1013.  
  1014. 4/15/2001 1:49:00 PM
  1015. XFL ratings
  1016.  
  1017. 4/15/2001 12:57:00 PM
  1018. First Sunday update; Memphis; Stu Hart; Tony Schiavone; WCW; Muto-Kawada; GHC tourney; Zero-One and sickest wrestling match of all-time
  1019.  
  1020. 4/14/2001 3:07:00 PM
  1021. More Info on Vintage Wrestling DVDs, Including Matches List
  1022.  
  1023. 4/13/2001 10:34:00 PM
  1024. UK handling of Monday's Raw angle with Austin and Lita
  1025.  
  1026. 4/13/2001 10:32:00 PM
  1027. WWF news including Insurrextion PPV top matches; WCW news; ECW angle takes place; CZW
  1028.  
  1029. 4/13/2001 4:05:00 PM
  1030. Smackdown final ratings
  1031.  
  1032. 4/13/2001 3:40:00 PM
  1033. ADCC tournament update
  1034.  
  1035. 4/13/2001 2:43:00 PM
  1036. First Friday update; Weekend preview, Abu Dhabi finals including a wrestling champ; WWF meeting; Smackdown rating; Fukuoka Dome line-up; WWF results
  1037.  
  1038. 4/13/2001 1:35:00 AM
  1039. Memphis TV update
  1040.  
  1041. 4/12/2001 8:23:00 PM
  1042. Memphis TV update; WWF results; ADCC tournament update
  1043.  
  1044. 4/12/2001 1:53:00 PM
  1045. First Thursday update; GHC tournament; Road Dogg; Wrestling Gold
  1046.  
  1047. 4/11/2001 9:11:00 PM
  1048. Preview of this week's Figure Four Weekly PLUS ordering info
  1049.  
  1050. 4/11/2001 7:54:00 PM
  1051. Raw ratings, Names for WCW TV show
  1052.  
  1053. 4/11/2001 4:09:00 PM
  1054. April 16 Wrestling Observer Newsletter preview and ordering information
  1055.  
  1056. 4/11/2001 3:28:00 PM
  1057. First Wednesday update; GHC tourney, Carnival finals, Ratings, Fukuoka Dome news, XFL future, WCW notes, Gaea in Boston
  1058.  
  1059. 4/11/2001 12:18:00 AM
  1060. Smackdown Spoilers 4-10 Philadelphia
  1061.  
  1062. 4/10/2001 1:46:00 PM
  1063. First Tuesday update; WWF treads on dangerous ground; ECW bankruptcy news and surprise creditor; XFL ratings; Carnival finals set for tomorrow
  1064.  
  1065. 4/10/2001 2:37:00 AM
  1066. More notes from Boston for Raw and dark matches
  1067.  
  1068. 4/10/2001 12:55:00 AM
  1069. RAw edited in Canada; Tamura, Kohsaka, Yatsu to ADCC; Indie and Mexico results
  1070.  
  1071. 4/9/2001 1:46:00 PM
  1072. First Monday update
  1073.  
  1074. 4/9/2001 1:40:00 PM
  1075. Osaka Dome TV show detailed report
  1076.  
  1077. 4/9/2001 1:38:00 PM
  1078. Osaka Dome report
  1079.  
  1080. 4/9/2001 12:51:00 AM
  1081. Weekend indie news
  1082.  
  1083. 4/8/2001 2:06:00 PM
  1084. Huge houses in Puerto Rico
  1085.  
  1086. 4/8/2001 1:37:00 PM
  1087. First Sunday update; Osaka Dome tonight; ECW bankruptcy; XFL ratings; Japan tournaments; CZW; Hall of Fame
  1088.  
  1089. 4/7/2001 6:46:00 PM
  1090. Indie update; Surprise at WWF tapings; Lawler, Steamboat on the road
  1091.  
  1092. 4/7/2001 2:10:00 PM
  1093. First Saturday update; Santo vs. Psicosis mask vs. hair; Tank update; KOP comes to UFC; ESPN feature
  1094.  
  1095. 4/7/2001 12:55:00 AM
  1096. More notes on WCW start-up; Pride comments
  1097.  
  1098. 4/6/2001 4:37:00 PM
  1099. WCW TV update; Smackdown ratings; IWA Juicio Final
  1100.  
  1101. 4/6/2001 1:12:00 PM
  1102. Stampede Wrestling is Back
  1103.  
  1104. 4/6/2001 1:11:00 PM
  1105. First Friday update; Smackdown ratings; WCW debut postponed; Blair & Graham book notes; Bruce Hart comeback
  1106.  
  1107. 4/6/2001 3:24:00 AM
  1108. Notes on big weekend in pro wrestling
  1109.  
  1110. 4/5/2001 3:35:00 PM
  1111. Former Mid South announcer passes away
  1112.  
  1113. 4/5/2001 2:07:00 PM
  1114. First Thursday update; Rock's short-term future, XFL goes Mickey Mouse; WM rematch coming; CZW news; Manson badly injured
  1115.  
  1116. 4/5/2001 2:27:00 AM
  1117. Ohio Valley Wrestling Bluegrass Brawl 4-4 Louisville report
  1118.  
  1119. 4/4/2001 10:46:00 PM
  1120. WCW wrestlers get the bad news; Purpose of WCW; Backlash main event; WCW in UK; Mexico results
  1121.  
  1122. 4/4/2001 2:58:00 PM
  1123. First Wednesday update; Rock movie rumors, XFL future; WWF ratings, Japan tournaments and PPV
  1124.  
  1125. 4/4/2001 12:57:00 AM
  1126. Smackdown spoilers 4-3 Oklahoma City and yes, they do the angle
  1127.  
  1128. 4/3/2001 9:39:00 PM
  1129. Japan major show notes
  1130.  
  1131. 4/3/2001 8:05:00 PM
  1132. RAW ratings, XFL ratings, New Jersey meeting and final MMA rules
  1133.  
  1134. 4/3/2001 1:48:00 PM
  1135. First Tuesday update; Mania records; Sakuraba return?; Huge day for MMA; Non-Raw results; TJ record; Japan news; Lucha tonight
  1136.  
  1137. 4/2/2001 7:40:00 PM
  1138. Wrestlemania main event rematch tonight
  1139.  
  1140. 4/2/2001 12:49:00 PM
  1141. First Monday update; WCW notes; XFL ratings; FMW stadium card
  1142.  
  1143. 4/2/2001 4:07:00 AM
  1144. Weekend news notes not involving Wrestlemania
  1145.  
  1146. 4/2/2001 3:01:00 AM
  1147. Wrestlemania post-show wrap-up
  1148.  
  1149. 4/1/2001 6:54:00 PM
  1150. Final Wrestlemania preview notes; Upset wrestlers; XFL ratings; New Universal champ
  1151.  
  1152. ~~~~
  1153.  
  1154.  
  1155. 2000: Nov
  1156. Dec
  1157.  
  1158.  
  1159. 2001: Jan
  1160.  
  1161. Feb
  1162.  
  1163. Mar
  1164.  
  1165. Apr
  1166.  
  1167. May
  1168.  
  1169. Jun
  1170.  
  1171. Jul
  1172.  
  1173. Aug
  1174.  
  1175. 4/30/2001 7:36:00 PM
  1176. Raw line-up; Inoki and Tyson; indie news
  1177.  
  1178. 4/30/2001 1:24:00 PM
  1179. First Monday update; Wake Forest study; Indie notes;
  1180.  
  1181. 4/30/2001 2:38:00 AM
  1182. More weekend indie notes and who the mystery man is
  1183.  
  1184. 4/29/2001 11:18:00 PM
  1185. Backlash PPV report
  1186.  
  1187. 4/29/2001 5:30:00 PM
  1188. WWF Ross Report updates including potential new match tonight, plus other news and results
  1189.  
  1190. 4/29/2001 1:08:00 PM
  1191. First Sunday update; PPV preview with notes on all the matches; WWF injury; Debut on Raw; K-1 scary decision; Tons of results from last night
  1192.  
  1193. 4/29/2001 1:44:00 AM
  1194. Weekend indie news and web site notes
  1195.  
  1196. 4/28/2001 1:43:00 PM
  1197. First Saturday update; More on WCW re-launch, No LAW today, RVD,
  1198.  
  1199. 4/27/2001 4:28:00 PM
  1200. Smackdown final ratings
  1201.  
  1202. 4/27/2001 1:28:00 PM
  1203. First Friday update; Smackdown ratings; Stern show; Weekend schedule
  1204.  
  1205. 4/27/2001 2:50:00 AM
  1206. New Japan vs. All Japan wars at Budokan in June
  1207.  
  1208. 4/26/2001 11:04:00 PM
  1209. April 30 Wrestling Observer Newsletter preview plus ordering information
  1210.  
  1211. 4/26/2001 9:58:00 PM
  1212. Tons of news; UPW show; A network wrestling show as a summer replacement; WCW update; XFL future; Valentine; Lawler; Stephanie; and more
  1213.  
  1214. 4/26/2001 3:08:00 PM
  1215. Thursday news update
  1216.  
  1217. 4/25/2001 4:38:00 PM
  1218. Wednesday News Update
  1219.  
  1220. 4/25/2001 3:45:00 PM
  1221. WWF Smackdown and Heat Taping results
  1222.  
  1223. 4/24/2001 7:43:00 PM
  1224. Flair, Bastien, Thatcher and Matysik on Observer Live about Valentine
  1225.  
  1226. 4/24/2001 3:27:00 PM
  1227. Raw ratings
  1228.  
  1229. 4/24/2001 3:22:00 PM
  1230. Observer Live show tonight on Valentine with Flair and others
  1231.  
  1232. 4/24/2001 1:57:00 PM
  1233. WWF house show report 4-21 Tyler, TX
  1234.  
  1235. 4/24/2001 1:54:00 PM
  1236. First Tuesday update; Legendary JV passes away; ESPN Classics; E! Special; XFL; Top stars to England; WWF notes; Luger update
  1237.  
  1238. 4/24/2001 4:35:00 AM
  1239. Hart released from hospital
  1240.  
  1241. 4/23/2001 11:51:00 PM
  1242. WWF results; WWF notes; Luger on radio; Womens show
  1243.  
  1244. 4/23/2001 3:57:00 PM
  1245. Some WWF notes and results; Indie updates
  1246.  
  1247. 4/23/2001 1:20:00 PM
  1248. First Monday update; UPN status unclear, low ad sales predicted; Misawa vs. Hashimoto; Corino drops strap; Matrats
  1249.  
  1250. 4/22/2001 9:28:00 PM
  1251. XFL number misleading; lots of indie news and results
  1252.  
  1253. 4/22/2001 1:14:00 PM
  1254. First Sunday update; XFL ratings and details; player praises ECW; Indie news
  1255.  
  1256. 4/22/2001 5:25:00 AM
  1257. Stu Hart update; Saturday night at the indies
  1258.  
  1259. 4/22/2001 2:01:00 AM
  1260. WWF 4-21 house show from Waco, TX
  1261.  
  1262. 4/21/2001 10:39:00 PM
  1263. PTC knocks Chyna; Wrestler scores first TD in Million Dollar Game; indie notes
  1264.  
  1265. 4/21/2001 1:27:00 PM
  1266. First Saturday update; damaging Gallup Poll; Inaccurate PTC claims; Choshu pulls out of house shows; Onita forming new company
  1267.  
  1268. 4/20/2001 4:06:00 PM
  1269. Smackdown rating
  1270.  
  1271. 4/20/2001 2:10:00 PM
  1272. First Friday update; Smackdown ratings; Ross on WCW re-launch; Nagata's opponent at Dome; Weekend notes
  1273.  
  1274. 4/20/2001 4:56:00 AM
  1275. Super Juniors tournament; Steamboat; E-mails to Observer Live
  1276.  
  1277. 4/19/2001 7:45:00 PM
  1278. McMahon confirms XFL not on NBC; Bischoff's new endeavor
  1279.  
  1280. 4/19/2001 3:56:00 PM
  1281. WWF schedule plans change
  1282.  
  1283. 4/19/2001 2:33:00 PM
  1284. First Thursday update; WWF, Japan news, Fukuoka Dome, Pride, CZW
  1285.  
  1286. 4/19/2001 4:04:00 AM
  1287. Memphis Championship Wrestling 4-18 in Jackson, TN with Benoit vs. Angle and many WWF stars
  1288.  
  1289. 4/19/2001 3:58:00 AM
  1290. Zero-One PPV report
  1291.  
  1292. 4/18/2001 7:39:00 PM
  1293. Ross comments on Big Show's interview; Insurrextion complete line-up
  1294.  
  1295. 4/18/2001 4:09:00 PM
  1296. First Wednesday update; Details on Backlash main event; XFL losses affect WWFE quarterly estimate greatly; Two murders unfortunately tied to wrestling; Title change last night; Pride matches; who worked with Angle
  1297.  
  1298. 4/18/2001 1:52:00 PM
  1299. Zero-One PPV report from 4-18 at Budokan Hall
  1300.  
  1301. 4/18/2001 2:43:00 AM
  1302. More notes from Nashville tapings
  1303.  
  1304. 4/18/2001 2:32:00 AM
  1305. Smackdown and Heat Spoilers from 4-17 in Nashville; Zero-One PPV notes; XPW notes
  1306.  
  1307. 4/17/2001 7:33:00 PM
  1308. TV ratings update
  1309.  
  1310. 4/17/2001 3:56:00 PM
  1311. Raw ratings
  1312.  
  1313. 4/17/2001 1:49:00 PM
  1314. First Tuesday update; WWF notes; Japan notes; Lawler
  1315.  
  1316. 4/17/2001 12:14:00 AM
  1317. WWF non-Raw matches from tonight, Lifetime suspension, head shaving
  1318.  
  1319. 4/16/2001 3:39:00 PM
  1320. Raw line-up, Schiavone update; Stu Hart update
  1321.  
  1322. 4/16/2001 1:29:00 PM
  1323. First Monday update; New Japan's IPO; Raw tonight
  1324.  
  1325. 4/16/2001 4:47:00 AM
  1326. Zero-One PPV main event; Indie news; silver medalist goes pro; CZW title change in England
  1327.  
  1328. 4/15/2001 1:49:00 PM
  1329. XFL ratings
  1330.  
  1331. 4/15/2001 12:57:00 PM
  1332. First Sunday update; Memphis; Stu Hart; Tony Schiavone; WCW; Muto-Kawada; GHC tourney; Zero-One and sickest wrestling match of all-time
  1333.  
  1334. 4/14/2001 3:07:00 PM
  1335. More Info on Vintage Wrestling DVDs, Including Matches List
  1336.  
  1337. 4/13/2001 10:34:00 PM
  1338. UK handling of Monday's Raw angle with Austin and Lita
  1339.  
  1340. 4/13/2001 10:32:00 PM
  1341. WWF news including Insurrextion PPV top matches; WCW news; ECW angle takes place; CZW
  1342.  
  1343. 4/13/2001 4:05:00 PM
  1344. Smackdown final ratings
  1345.  
  1346. 4/13/2001 3:40:00 PM
  1347. ADCC tournament update
  1348.  
  1349. 4/13/2001 2:43:00 PM
  1350. First Friday update; Weekend preview, Abu Dhabi finals including a wrestling champ; WWF meeting; Smackdown rating; Fukuoka Dome line-up; WWF results
  1351.  
  1352. 4/13/2001 1:35:00 AM
  1353. Memphis TV update
  1354.  
  1355. 4/12/2001 8:23:00 PM
  1356. Memphis TV update; WWF results; ADCC tournament update
  1357.  
  1358. 4/12/2001 1:53:00 PM
  1359. First Thursday update; GHC tournament; Road Dogg; Wrestling Gold
  1360.  
  1361. 4/11/2001 9:11:00 PM
  1362. Preview of this week's Figure Four Weekly PLUS ordering info
  1363.  
  1364. 4/11/2001 7:54:00 PM
  1365. Raw ratings, Names for WCW TV show
  1366.  
  1367. 4/11/2001 4:09:00 PM
  1368. April 16 Wrestling Observer Newsletter preview and ordering information
  1369.  
  1370. 4/11/2001 3:28:00 PM
  1371. First Wednesday update; GHC tourney, Carnival finals, Ratings, Fukuoka Dome news, XFL future, WCW notes, Gaea in Boston
  1372.  
  1373. 4/11/2001 12:18:00 AM
  1374. Smackdown Spoilers 4-10 Philadelphia
  1375.  
  1376. 4/10/2001 1:46:00 PM
  1377. First Tuesday update; WWF treads on dangerous ground; ECW bankruptcy news and surprise creditor; XFL ratings; Carnival finals set for tomorrow
  1378.  
  1379. 4/10/2001 2:37:00 AM
  1380. More notes from Boston for Raw and dark matches
  1381.  
  1382. 4/10/2001 12:55:00 AM
  1383. RAw edited in Canada; Tamura, Kohsaka, Yatsu to ADCC; Indie and Mexico results
  1384.  
  1385. 4/9/2001 1:46:00 PM
  1386. First Monday update
  1387.  
  1388. 4/9/2001 1:40:00 PM
  1389. Osaka Dome TV show detailed report
  1390.  
  1391. 4/9/2001 1:38:00 PM
  1392. Osaka Dome report
  1393.  
  1394. 4/9/2001 12:51:00 AM
  1395. Weekend indie news
  1396.  
  1397. 4/8/2001 2:06:00 PM
  1398. Huge houses in Puerto Rico
  1399.  
  1400. 4/8/2001 1:37:00 PM
  1401. First Sunday update; Osaka Dome tonight; ECW bankruptcy; XFL ratings; Japan tournaments; CZW; Hall of Fame
  1402.  
  1403. 4/7/2001 6:46:00 PM
  1404. Indie update; Surprise at WWF tapings; Lawler, Steamboat on the road
  1405.  
  1406. 4/7/2001 2:10:00 PM
  1407. First Saturday update; Santo vs. Psicosis mask vs. hair; Tank update; KOP comes to UFC; ESPN feature
  1408.  
  1409. 4/7/2001 12:55:00 AM
  1410. More notes on WCW start-up; Pride comments
  1411.  
  1412. 4/6/2001 4:37:00 PM
  1413. WCW TV update; Smackdown ratings; IWA Juicio Final
  1414.  
  1415. 4/6/2001 1:12:00 PM
  1416. Stampede Wrestling is Back
  1417.  
  1418. 4/6/2001 1:11:00 PM
  1419. First Friday update; Smackdown ratings; WCW debut postponed; Blair & Graham book notes; Bruce Hart comeback
  1420.  
  1421. 4/6/2001 3:24:00 AM
  1422. Notes on big weekend in pro wrestling
  1423.  
  1424. 4/5/2001 3:35:00 PM
  1425. Former Mid South announcer passes away
  1426.  
  1427. 4/5/2001 2:07:00 PM
  1428. First Thursday update; Rock's short-term future, XFL goes Mickey Mouse; WM rematch coming; CZW news; Manson badly injured
  1429.  
  1430. 4/5/2001 2:27:00 AM
  1431. Ohio Valley Wrestling Bluegrass Brawl 4-4 Louisville report
  1432.  
  1433. 4/4/2001 10:46:00 PM
  1434. WCW wrestlers get the bad news; Purpose of WCW; Backlash main event; WCW in UK; Mexico results
  1435.  
  1436. 4/4/2001 2:58:00 PM
  1437. First Wednesday update; Rock movie rumors, XFL future; WWF ratings, Japan tournaments and PPV
  1438.  
  1439. 4/4/2001 12:57:00 AM
  1440. Smackdown spoilers 4-3 Oklahoma City and yes, they do the angle
  1441.  
  1442. 4/3/2001 9:39:00 PM
  1443. Japan major show notes
  1444.  
  1445. 4/3/2001 8:05:00 PM
  1446. RAW ratings, XFL ratings, New Jersey meeting and final MMA rules
  1447.  
  1448. 4/3/2001 1:48:00 PM
  1449. First Tuesday update; Mania records; Sakuraba return?; Huge day for MMA; Non-Raw results; TJ record; Japan news; Lucha tonight
  1450.  
  1451. 4/2/2001 7:40:00 PM
  1452. Wrestlemania main event rematch tonight
  1453.  
  1454. 4/2/2001 12:49:00 PM
  1455. First Monday update; WCW notes; XFL ratings; FMW stadium card
  1456.  
  1457. 4/2/2001 4:07:00 AM
  1458. Weekend news notes not involving Wrestlemania
  1459.  
  1460. 4/2/2001 3:01:00 AM
  1461. Wrestlemania post-show wrap-up
  1462.  
  1463. 4/1/2001 6:54:00 PM
  1464. Final Wrestlemania preview notes; Upset wrestlers; XFL ratings; New Universal champ
  1465.  
  1466. ~~~
  1467.  
  1468. 5/15/2001 12:46:00 PM
  1469. First Tuesday update; WWF updates from last night, Pride, Puerto Rico, Pride and more
  1470.  
  1471. by Dave Meltzer
  1472.  
  1473. Dave@wrestlingobserver.com
  1474.  
  1475. Don't forget to join Bryan Alvarez and myself for Wrestling Observer Live today from 5-7 p.m. Eastern time and 2-4 p.m. Pacific time at http://www.eyada.com. This will be the last show this week without a guest so we'll be able to take your e-mails and phone calls the entire two hours. We've got a ton of news to discuss, as last night's Raw got a tremendous amount of reaction. Unfortunately it was the sad kind. Tomorrow we'll be joined by Frankie Kazarian of UPW, Thursday by Frank Shamrock and Friday by Les Thatcher in talking about the current scene.
  1476.  
  1477. Also, we're already overloaded with news and analysis in next week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter including what will likely be the most comprehensive review of Mick Foley's book, "Foley is Good." What's good, bad and fun about the book. The Observer, the premiere insider pro wrestling publication is available at P.O. Box 1228, Campbell, CA 95009-1228. $11 for 4 weekly issues, $28 for 12, $54 for 24 and $90 for 40 in the United States. Canada and Mexico is $12 for 4, $30 for 12, $57 for 24 and $95 for 40. Rest of the world is $14 for 4, $36 for 12, $72 for 24 and $120 for 40 issues. If you live in Europe, for the best rates and quickest delivery you can subscribe at grapplingaction@aol.com
  1478.  
  1479. --Future of Wrestling on Saturday night in Davie, FL before 969 fans : Phi Delta Slam & Maximum Capacity b Suicidal Tendencies & Bobby Brooks, Wet Willie b Shred, Jon Elias b Pat McGuire, Vandlaz b Market Crashers, Heavenly Bodies (Chris Nelson & Vito DeNucci) won Battle Royal, Jeff Roth & Chris Charger b Al Bino & Anthony Michaels to win FOW tag titles, Billy Fives won three-way over Mike Sullivan and Scoot Andrews to win FOW title, Dave Johnson b Jerry Lawler (thanks to Mister Saint Laurent)
  1480.  
  1481. --As of the last word I've heard, the Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Kazuyuki Fujita Pride main event is still on.
  1482.  
  1483. --The radio station in Louisville promoting tonight's Smackdown tapings announced that Rock would be returning for the show. I don't know if this is actually accurate or not and nobody has verified it to me thus far. It is confirmed that in a dark match, B.J. Payne & Damien defend the OVW Southern tag titles against Brock Lesnar & Shelton Benjamin on this show. We should have tons of reports later tonight on the card. If you are attending, you can send us a report at dave@wrestlingobserver.com. (thanks to Chad Schepers)
  1484.  
  1485. --Rikishi may have injured his wrist on the belly-to-belly spot on Angle last night.
  1486.  
  1487. 5/18/2001 1:47:00 PM
  1488. First Friday update; Judgment Day preview; Foley signings; early ratings; GHC title; Super Juniors; Wrestler running for office; Weekend schedule
  1489.  
  1490. 5/18/2001 1:07:00 AM
  1491. Thursday night notes; Linda McMahon; Promotion talks about national syndication
  1492.  
  1493. 5/17/2001 2:16:00 PM
  1494. How to order Figure Four Weekly plus a preview of this week's newest issue
  1495.  
  1496. 5/17/2001 12:23:00 PM
  1497. First Thursday update; WWF, International, cable, Pride news
  1498.  
  1499. 5/17/2001 12:21:00 PM
  1500. May 21 Wrestling Observer Newsletter preview and orderding information
  1501.  
  1502. 5/16/2001 3:25:00 PM
  1503. First Wednesday update; Lengthy editorial on the state of the union and a book that needs to be commissioned
  1504.  
  1505. 5/16/2001 12:40:00 AM
  1506. Smackdown spoilers with Dave's comments; Some indie notes
  1507.  
  1508. 5/15/2001 4:17:00 PM
  1509. Smackdown update
  1510.  
  1511. 5/15/2001 3:34:00 PM
  1512. Raw ratings
  1513.  
  1514. 5/15/2001 12:48:00 PM
  1515. Anarchy at Piper's Pit report
  1516.  
  1517. 5/15/2001 12:46:00 PM
  1518.  
  1519. ~~~~
  1520.  
  1521. 5/21/2001 12:35:00 AM
  1522. More weekend news notes; Heat; Indies; shoot tourney
  1523.  
  1524. 5/20/2001 11:23:00 PM
  1525. Judgment Day brief rundown
  1526.  
  1527. 5/20/2001 7:42:00 PM
  1528. Judgment Day report
  1529.  
  1530. 5/20/2001 2:06:00 PM
  1531. First Sunday update; WWF notes; CZW tourney; Jumbo tribute; Juniors; More Saturday night news
  1532.  
  1533. 5/20/2001 3:43:00 AM
  1534. CZW junior tourney news and other Saturday night and indie results
  1535.  
  1536. 5/19/2001 10:16:00 AM
  1537. First Saturday update; Vince comments in Observer; Indy stars at WWF tapings; Lance Storm & DVD 500; K-1; AAA; CZW; Ebay and more
  1538.  
  1539. 5/19/2001 9:19:00 AM
  1540. K-1 PPV and how's this for a swerve. A totally different show
  1541.  
  1542. 5/18/2001 4:41:00 PM
  1543. Smackdown final ratings
  1544.  
  1545. 5/18/2001 1:47:00 PM
  1546.  
  1547. ~~~~
  1548.  
  1549. 7/3/2001 3:24:00 PM
  1550. First Tuesday update; Where we are now, Non-Raw notes
  1551.  
  1552. 7/2/2001 8:12:00 PM
  1553. News and results from around the world
  1554.  
  1555. ~~~~~
  1556.  
  1557. 5/16/2001 3:25:00 PM
  1558. First Wednesday update; Lengthy editorial on the state of the union and a book that needs to be commissioned
  1559.  
  1560. 5/16/2001 12:40:00 AM
  1561. Smackdown spoilers with Dave's comments; Some indie notes
  1562.  
  1563. 7/10/2001 12:36:00 PM
  1564. First Tuesday update; Invasion main event, WWF announcing ideas, Backstage feeling
  1565.  
  1566. 7/10/2001 12:27:00 AM
  1567. Raw and eyada comments; WWF firing; Pride new matches
  1568.  
  1569. 7/9/2001 1:16:00 PM
  1570. First Monday update: Eyada closes down, Observer Live final show tonight, WWF re-thinking direction
  1571.  
  1572. 7/9/2001 4:27:00 AM
  1573. Final weekend update
  1574.  
  1575. 7/9/2001 1:15:00 AM
  1576. WWF house show report 7-8 Augusta, GA
  1577.  
  1578. 7/8/2001 12:57:00 PM
  1579. First Sunday update; Fire spot goes awry with serious repercussions, Former ECW & WCW names in XPW, Chono update, CZW, EW on Smackdown decline
  1580.  
  1581. 7/8/2001 1:52:00 AM
  1582. WWF house show report 7-7 North Charleston, SC
  1583.  
  1584. 7/7/2001 9:22:00 PM
  1585. Supposed interpromotional title matches at house shows
  1586.  
  1587. 7/7/2001 1:20:00 PM
  1588. First Saturday update; APW stars on NOAH big show; NJ line-up; MCW and other indie notes
  1589.  
  1590. 7/7/2001 3:24:00 AM
  1591. Late indie news
  1592.  
  1593. 7/6/2001 9:32:00 PM
  1594. More on Invasion PPV
  1595.  
  1596. 7/6/2001 7:28:00 PM
  1597. Smackdown/Tough Enough ratings
  1598.  
  1599. 7/6/2001 1:52:00 PM
  1600. First Friday update; Smackdown ratings; WWF angles; Raw main event; Invasion match; Chyna on TV; Chono update; Spike injury; Cornette surgery; Weekend schedule
  1601.  
  1602. 7/6/2001 1:58:00 AM
  1603. Pride announces more matches
  1604.  
  1605. 7/5/2001 7:38:00 PM
  1606. Another WWF injury, International and indie news
  1607.  
  1608. 7/5/2001 1:17:00 PM
  1609. First Thursday update; Major WWF news story?, All-womens show, Smackdown tops dubious list
  1610.  
  1611. 7/4/2001 2:59:00 PM
  1612. July 4th update; Thoughts on next Raw, Chyna, G-1 and more
  1613.  
  1614. 7/4/2001 3:59:00 AM
  1615. Smackdown spoilers; Tenryu's surprise partner
  1616.  
  1617. 7/3/2001 10:01:00 PM
  1618. Early Smackdown notes
  1619.  
  1620. 7/3/2001 4:26:00 PM
  1621. Weekend ratings
  1622.  
  1623. 7/3/2001 3:24:00 PM
  1624. First Tuesday update; Where we are now, Non-Raw notes
  1625.  
  1626. 7/2/2001 8:12:00 PM
  1627. News and results from around the world
  1628.  
  1629. 7/2/2001 4:27:00 PM
  1630. Lawler update
  1631.  
  1632. 7/2/2001 1:18:00 PM
  1633. First Monday update; WWF in Spokane; TCW
  1634.  
  1635. 7/2/2001 4:47:00 AM
  1636. WWF late news on Lawler, Austin, Double A, Palumbo and more
  1637.  
  1638. 7/1/2001 10:28:00 PM
  1639. First Sunday update; WCW announcing team; WWF signing; WWF star in TJ, Best Wildside show ever, Is Vince a loser?, Tons of indie news
  1640.  
  1641. 2000: Nov
  1642. Dec
  1643.  
  1644.  
  1645. 2001: Jan
  1646.  
  1647. Feb
  1648.  
  1649. Mar
  1650.  
  1651. Apr
  1652.  
  1653. May
  1654.  
  1655. Jun
  1656.  
  1657. Jul
  1658.  
  1659. Aug
  1660.  
  1661. 7/31/2001 9:15:00 PM
  1662. New TV show announcement, WWF stock, Lots of News including those poor guys in the G-1 World tournament, because they have to face each other
  1663.  
  1664. 7/31/2001 3:40:00 PM
  1665. Raw and weekend ratings
  1666.  
  1667. 7/31/2001 2:18:00 PM
  1668. First Tuesday update; Dark match notes, WWF stock takes hit, Raw competition, Pro wrestler vs. K-1 and more
  1669.  
  1670. 7/31/2001 1:06:00 PM
  1671. Non-Raw notes from last night in Philadelphia
  1672.  
  1673. 7/31/2001 4:20:00 AM
  1674. Web site notes
  1675.  
  1676. 7/30/2001 11:53:00 PM
  1677. Lawler update coming
  1678.  
  1679. 7/30/2001 6:53:00 PM
  1680. WWF major television schedule change for fall season
  1681.  
  1682. 7/30/2001 5:22:00 PM
  1683. Afternoon notes, WWF line-up
  1684.  
  1685. 7/30/2001 2:18:00 PM
  1686. First Monday update; Coraluzzo passes away, Raw/WWF notes, Stern, Pancrase Neo Blood, Sheik
  1687.  
  1688. 7/30/2001 12:32:00 AM
  1689. WWF house show report 7-29 Wilkes-Barre, PA
  1690.  
  1691. 7/29/2001 8:14:00 PM
  1692. More Saturday night indie notes
  1693.  
  1694. 7/29/2001 1:44:00 PM
  1695. First Sunday update; Wrestling Hall of Famer elected senator; Raw goes for record; Last night's indie news
  1696.  
  1697. 7/29/2001 5:16:00 AM
  1698. All sorts of Saturday night news including WWF from Syracuse
  1699.  
  1700. 7/29/2001 5:11:00 AM
  1701. Pride match-by-match rundown
  1702.  
  1703. 7/28/2001 6:30:00 PM
  1704. Pride update for tonight as well as other notes
  1705.  
  1706. 7/28/2001 4:27:00 PM
  1707. This Week in Pro Wrestling history
  1708.  
  1709. 7/28/2001 2:47:00 PM
  1710. First Saturday update; Frank Shamrock fight; WWF guy wins title in IWA
  1711.  
  1712. 7/27/2001 10:49:00 PM
  1713. Ken Shamrock resurfaces
  1714.  
  1715. 7/27/2001 4:36:00 PM
  1716. Some Ross Report notes
  1717.  
  1718. 7/27/2001 4:07:00 PM
  1719. Smackdown final numbers
  1720.  
  1721. 7/27/2001 2:02:00 PM
  1722. First Friday update; UK station dumps WWF, Misawa vs Akiyama, Smackdown ratings, UFC singing, DDP in PR, Angle on FOX, Weekend schedule and lots of indies
  1723.  
  1724. 7/27/2001 2:49:00 AM
  1725. Late Thursday notes
  1726.  
  1727. 7/26/2001 5:49:00 PM
  1728. More on ECW legal situation, Van Dam, Pride card
  1729.  
  1730. 7/26/2001 2:11:00 PM
  1731. First Thursday update; Hall of Fame; Russo tour; E! Channel special, Possible new Sakuraba opponent
  1732.  
  1733. 7/26/2001 12:40:00 AM
  1734. United Kingdom wrestling news update
  1735.  
  1736. 7/26/2001 12:37:00 AM
  1737. MECW big names debut tonight in surprise run-in; Heyman update
  1738.  
  1739. 7/25/2001 2:50:00 PM
  1740. First Wednesday update; New promotion details, Puerto Rico and major indie notes, TV ratings
  1741.  
  1742. 7/25/2001 4:41:00 AM
  1743. Preview of the new Figure Four plus ordering info -- special lower rates this week only, plus how to get this new issue today
  1744.  
  1745. 7/25/2001 1:03:00 AM
  1746. WWF Smackdown spoilers 7-24 Pittsburgh
  1747.  
  1748. 7/24/2001 3:37:00 PM
  1749. Raw is War live report from Buffalo
  1750.  
  1751. 7/24/2001 3:30:00 PM
  1752. First Tuesday update; Bischoff's testimony, Raw ratings, Debate on MSNBC, Galavision time change, Pillman and more
  1753.  
  1754. 7/23/2001 5:38:00 PM
  1755. Bischoff; ECW name update
  1756.  
  1757. 7/23/2001 1:50:00 PM
  1758. First Monday update; Invasion notes, Wrestlemania, Gordy Memorial show and more
  1759.  
  1760. 7/22/2001 11:37:00 PM
  1761. Pride announces line-up change
  1762.  
  1763. 7/22/2001 11:08:00 PM
  1764. Invasion full report
  1765.  
  1766. 7/22/2001 7:27:00 PM
  1767. WWF Invasion PPV live update
  1768.  
  1769. 7/22/2001 5:58:00 PM
  1770. Afternoon notes
  1771.  
  1772. 7/22/2001 12:18:00 PM
  1773. First Sunday update; Invasion news, lots of things to watch tonight
  1774.  
  1775. 7/21/2001 3:17:00 PM
  1776. First Saturday update; Chyna speaks, JAP, ECCW and more
  1777.  
  1778. 7/20/2001 5:11:00 PM
  1779. WWF injury update, ratings, ECW name
  1780.  
  1781. 7/20/2001 2:18:00 PM
  1782. First Friday update; Observer Live update; Smackdown ratings; K-1 vs. wrestlers; WWF court case; Pride; Schedule and more
  1783.  
  1784. 7/20/2001 7:08:00 AM
  1785. New Japan Sapporo Dome report
  1786.  
  1787. 7/19/2001 7:33:00 PM
  1788. WWF, Indies and Pillman update
  1789.  
  1790. 7/19/2001 3:33:00 PM
  1791. Ross, Gordy, Coleman and more
  1792.  
  1793. 7/19/2001 1:28:00 PM
  1794. First Thursday update; Sapporo Dome preview, MCW big indie show
  1795.  
  1796. 7/19/2001 11:56:00 AM
  1797. Tom Zenk on WCW purchase and still unanswered questions
  1798.  
  1799. 7/19/2001 11:53:00 AM
  1800. Wednesday night update; Gordy, OVW, SummerSlam vs. Arena Bowl, History clarification, Sapporo Dome webcast
  1801.  
  1802. 7/18/2001 9:40:00 PM
  1803. Preview of the big new Figure Four Weekly plus ordering info (get this week's issue today)
  1804.  
  1805. 7/18/2001 1:49:00 PM
  1806. First Wednesday update; Where Raw ranks on Mondays; Forgotten WWF guys; Pride in Canada and new book
  1807.  
  1808. 7/18/2001 1:57:00 AM
  1809. Detailed Smackdown Spoilers 7-17 Boston
  1810.  
  1811. 7/18/2001 12:03:00 AM
  1812. Smackdown spoilers and various independent notes
  1813.  
  1814. 7/17/2001 4:08:00 PM
  1815. Raw ratings
  1816.  
  1817. 7/17/2001 1:29:00 PM
  1818. Pride 15 PPV schedule in U.S.
  1819.  
  1820. 7/17/2001 1:27:00 PM
  1821. First Tuesday update; More WWF changes, Indie notes, Galavision time slot change; Pride odds
  1822.  
  1823. 7/17/2001 2:26:00 AM
  1824. Gordy update; More from Providence; Added match to Invasion
  1825.  
  1826. 7/16/2001 11:29:00 PM
  1827. Late headlines; Gordy death; Heyman legal situation; and much more
  1828.  
  1829. 7/16/2001 7:28:00 PM
  1830. WWF afternoon notes
  1831.  
  1832. 7/16/2001 2:08:00 PM
  1833. First Monday update; WWF, New Japan and indie news
  1834.  
  1835. 7/16/2001 1:30:00 AM
  1836. Lots of weekend notes
  1837.  
  1838. 7/16/2001 12:54:00 AM
  1839. WWF 7/15 house show report from New Haven
  1840.  
  1841. 7/15/2001 10:35:00 PM
  1842. Bryan, Dave back together tonight
  1843.  
  1844. 7/15/2001 2:48:00 PM
  1845. First Sunday update; Latest on Lawler, Rock rumors, ECW, and more
  1846.  
  1847. 7/15/2001 3:37:00 AM
  1848. Albany notes re: ECW, MCW tag tourney, Lita story, Lots of indie notes
  1849.  
  1850. 7/15/2001 3:33:00 AM
  1851. WWF house show report 7-14 Albany, NY
  1852.  
  1853. 7/14/2001 1:42:00 PM
  1854. First Saturday update; Observer special, ECW update, All Japan big show, Bischoff, CZW and more
  1855.  
  1856. 7/13/2001 8:27:00 PM
  1857. WWF schedule update
  1858.  
  1859. 7/13/2001 6:23:00 PM
  1860. WWF/ECW angle may be in jeopardy
  1861.  
  1862. 7/13/2001 4:34:00 PM
  1863. Ross Report notes
  1864.  
  1865. 7/13/2001 4:31:00 PM
  1866. TV ratings; Chono update
  1867.  
  1868. 7/13/2001 12:09:00 PM
  1869. First Friday update; Smackdown notes, Weekend schedule, Smackdown ratings, Hogan talks about new promotion, Chyna, Lawler, Tanaka and more
  1870.  
  1871. 7/12/2001 7:52:00 PM
  1872. Important Galavision time change notes, Showtime documentary
  1873.  
  1874. 7/12/2001 3:53:00 PM
  1875. First Thursday update; Current thoughts on WWF plus indie notes
  1876.  
  1877. 7/12/2001 3:13:00 AM
  1878. Late Wednesday notes
  1879.  
  1880. 7/11/2001 3:19:00 PM
  1881. First Wednesday update; More from Smackdown, International and indies
  1882.  
  1883. 7/11/2001 2:15:00 AM
  1884. Smackdown spoilers
  1885.  
  1886. 7/10/2001 4:03:00 PM
  1887. Raw and weekend ratings
  1888.  
  1889. ~
  1890.  
  1891. 2000: Nov
  1892. Dec
  1893.  
  1894.  
  1895. 2001: Jan
  1896.  
  1897. Feb
  1898.  
  1899. Mar
  1900.  
  1901. Apr
  1902.  
  1903. May
  1904.  
  1905. Jun
  1906.  
  1907. Jul
  1908.  
  1909. Aug
  1910.  
  1911. 6/30/2001 2:15:00 PM
  1912. First Saturday update; UFC, Abbott, Benoit, WWF Toronto first-day sales, Budokan main official
  1913.  
  1914. 6/29/2001 9:10:00 PM
  1915. UFC live round-by-round report
  1916.  
  1917. 6/29/2001 7:19:00 PM
  1918. Ratings update
  1919.  
  1920. 6/29/2001 2:06:00 PM
  1921. First Friday update; UFC PPV rundown, NOAH signs indie stars, Major New Japan angle for All Japan, Weekend schedule, Smackdown ratings, Indie news and more Carmen Electra
  1922.  
  1923. 6/29/2001 11:45:00 AM
  1924. TSN's Michael Landsberg Up For TV Guide Award
  1925.  
  1926. 6/28/2001 10:37:00 PM
  1927. Benoit surgery report; WCW star to Mexico; Big hair match
  1928.  
  1929. 6/28/2001 3:52:00 PM
  1930. Sports Illustrated features wrestling legend
  1931.  
  1932. 6/28/2001 1:15:00 PM
  1933. UFC scores major breakthrough
  1934.  
  1935. 6/28/2001 11:45:00 AM
  1936. First Thursday update; Stevens tribute; WWF finances; Observer book; NJ card
  1937.  
  1938. 6/28/2001 12:36:00 AM
  1939. OVW Last Dance Report
  1940.  
  1941. 6/28/2001 12:33:00 AM
  1942. Observer Live Stevens special archive note; WWF announcer update; Anderson update
  1943.  
  1944. 6/27/2001 3:37:00 PM
  1945. Preview of the huge new Figure Four Weekly plus ordering information (get this week's issue today)
  1946.  
  1947. 6/27/2001 2:12:00 PM
  1948. Detailed MSG Smackdown/Heat report
  1949.  
  1950. 6/27/2001 2:08:00 PM
  1951. First Wednesday update; Stevens show today, Heyman promo, MSG reviews and more
  1952.  
  1953. 6/27/2001 12:52:00 AM
  1954. Smackdown/Heat spoilers from Madison Square Garden 6-26
  1955.  
  1956. 6/26/2001 3:14:00 PM
  1957. Invasion angle scores big
  1958.  
  1959. 6/26/2001 1:33:00 PM
  1960. First Tuesday update; June 25 was historical, only it was 25 years ago; OVW changes; Foley on OTR, Talked about show canceled
  1961.  
  1962. 6/26/2001 1:34:00 AM
  1963. More Madison Square Garden notes
  1964.  
  1965. 6/25/2001 7:51:00 PM
  1966. Benoit update; Konnan, AAA, Warrior & Dinamitas, K-1
  1967.  
  1968. 6/25/2001 4:09:00 PM
  1969. Injury update for tonight
  1970.  
  1971. 6/25/2001 1:24:00 PM
  1972. First Monday update; Editorial on Shane vs. Angle, Sapporo Dome line-up
  1973.  
  1974. 6/25/2001 2:05:00 AM
  1975. More injury update
  1976.  
  1977. 6/25/2001 1:25:00 AM
  1978. More weekend results
  1979.  
  1980. 6/25/2001 1:19:00 AM
  1981. Top stars injured tonight
  1982.  
  1983. 6/24/2001 11:12:00 PM
  1984. King of the Ring final report
  1985.  
  1986. 6/24/2001 7:25:00 PM
  1987. King of the Ring report
  1988.  
  1989. 6/24/2001 1:16:00 PM
  1990. WWF house show report 6-23 Trenton, NJ
  1991.  
  1992. 6/24/2001 1:14:00 PM
  1993. First Sunday update; KOR notes; Invasion tentative main event, GHC finals, Indie notes
  1994.  
  1995. 6/23/2001 2:02:00 PM
  1996. First Saturday update; Benoit, Tough Enough rating, GHC finals, indie results and news
  1997.  
  1998. 6/23/2001 5:35:00 AM
  1999. 80s star indicted on manslaughter charges
  2000.  
  2001. 6/23/2001 12:05:00 AM
  2002. WWF update
  2003.  
  2004. 6/22/2001 4:31:00 PM
  2005. Smackdown ratings
  2006.  
  2007. 6/22/2001 3:21:00 PM
  2008. WWF/Chyna appear to part company
  2009.  
  2010. 6/22/2001 2:17:00 PM
  2011. First Friday update; Schedule, ratings, Tough Enough, WWF vs PTC, Stampede w/Modest, Storm & Daniels, FMLL
  2012.  
  2013. 6/21/2001 7:56:00 PM
  2014. Educational Observer Live, WWF developmental scorecard, new UPW card changes, Corino vs. Fujita--no not that Fujita and a first in Mexico
  2015.  
  2016. 6/21/2001 2:00:00 PM
  2017. First Thursday update; Tough Enough, NJ stockholders meeting, WWF developmental changes and firings, Pancrase, T-3, last WCW cruiser defense, Wrestling may undergo more regulations
  2018.  
  2019. 6/20/2001 8:20:00 PM
  2020. Wednesday afternoon notes; New Japan, UFC, Puerto Rico, Mexico
  2021.  
  2022. 6/20/2001 1:32:00 PM
  2023. First Wednesday update; Raw rating, KOR match added, Major star injury update, Angle, Corino vs. Otani, Legnds back in B-Ham
  2024.  
  2025. 6/20/2001 1:27:00 AM
  2026. Smackdown spoilers 6-19 Orlando
  2027.  
  2028. 6/19/2001 7:42:00 PM
  2029. Ratings, Mexico and indie notes
  2030.  
  2031. 6/19/2001 1:14:00 PM
  2032. First Tuesday update; UFC, Vampiro, Zero-One, and where we were last year
  2033.  
  2034. 6/19/2001 3:05:00 AM
  2035. New Japan Sapporo Dome announcement
  2036.  
  2037. 6/19/2001 1:52:00 AM
  2038. Non-Raw results from Tampa; other indie notes
  2039.  
  2040. 6/18/2001 7:22:00 PM
  2041. Raw notes
  2042.  
  2043. 6/18/2001 2:02:00 PM
  2044. First Monday update; Cornette on today; PPV announced; Coleman, Sakuraba, Wrestling bill in NY, Vampiro, Foley, More Smackdown fallout
  2045.  
  2046. 6/18/2001 1:24:00 AM
  2047. WWF Ft. Lauderdale results
  2048.  
  2049. 6/17/2001 9:55:00 PM
  2050. King of Ring brackets, surprises at WWF TV, K-1, Vampiro, David Flair vs. Blanchardlan
  2051.  
  2052. 6/17/2001 3:39:00 PM
  2053. First Sunday update; Pride, many books, MCW, GHC tourney, indie notes
  2054.  
  2055. 6/17/2001 3:29:00 PM
  2056. WWF Toronto house show 6-16 report
  2057.  
  2058. 6/16/2001 12:58:00 PM
  2059. First Saturday update; Pride, Rock, GHC, JAPW, K-1 and more
  2060.  
  2061. 6/16/2001 3:39:00 AM
  2062. Memphis Night of the Legends report
  2063.  
  2064. 6/15/2001 9:34:00 PM
  2065. 80 star arrested
  2066.  
  2067. 6/15/2001 7:37:00 PM
  2068. Tough Enough screening; Foley on OTR; other notes
  2069.  
  2070. 6/15/2001 4:07:00 PM
  2071. Smackdown ratings; Ross report notes
  2072.  
  2073. 6/15/2001 12:46:00 PM
  2074. RINGS report from today in Yokohama
  2075.  
  2076. 6/15/2001 12:43:00 PM
  2077. First Friday update; Smackdown ratings; RINGS legends match; Huge weekend schedule of events inc. Memphis, WWF, PPV and GHC tourney
  2078.  
  2079. 6/14/2001 2:14:00 PM
  2080. First Thursday update; Zero-One PPV; WWF signees; Jericho, Choshu, MCW no-shows
  2081.  
  2082. 6/14/2001 3:43:00 AM
  2083. Wednesday night notes; Chyna in movie, WWF stars in action, group kicked out of arena after newspaper article
  2084.  
  2085. 6/13/2001 2:23:00 PM
  2086. First Wednesday update; Sammartino, Kowalski, Renzo, Padrisimo, Zero-One
  2087.  
  2088. 6/13/2001 12:21:00 AM
  2089. Smackdown spoilers 6-12 Baltimore
  2090.  
  2091. 6/12/2001 7:56:00 PM
  2092. Ratings and afternoon news
  2093.  
  2094. 6/12/2001 1:01:00 PM
  2095. First Tuesday update; Non-Raw report from last night
  2096.  
  2097. 6/11/2001 11:47:00 PM
  2098. Monday night notes; Raw; Vampiro; book tour
  2099.  
  2100. 6/11/2001 3:27:00 PM
  2101. Raw update
  2102.  
  2103. 6/11/2001 12:32:00 PM
  2104. First Monday update; Fantasy camp with big names from past and present; Booker T returns
  2105.  
  2106. 6/11/2001 12:46:00 AM
  2107. WWF Roanoke, VA house show 6-10 report
  2108.  
  2109. 6/11/2001 12:29:00 AM
  2110. Why Ric Blade got hurt
  2111.  
  2112. 6/11/2001 12:18:00 AM
  2113. Weekend indie notes
  2114.  
  2115. 6/10/2001 11:56:00 PM
  2116. WWF results from Hampton, VA 6-10
  2117.  
  2118. 6/10/2001 7:06:00 PM
  2119. More Saturday night notes
  2120.  
  2121. 6/10/2001 3:23:00 PM
  2122. WWF Greenville, SC house show report
  2123.  
  2124. 6/10/2001 2:28:00 PM
  2125. First Sunday update
  2126.  
  2127. 6/10/2001 4:46:00 AM
  2128. Saturday night results
  2129.  
  2130. 6/9/2001 7:39:00 PM
  2131. First Saturday update; Major injury, Major WWF signing, GHC jr. tourney starts, more Super Juniors
  2132.  
  2133. 6/8/2001 4:19:00 PM
  2134. Smackdown ratings
  2135.  
  2136. 6/8/2001 3:18:00 PM
  2137. No Rock, WWF Lawsuits, Mick on Leno
  2138.  
  2139. 6/8/2001 3:12:00 PM
  2140. First Friday update; Triple Crown change; Bad ratings news, nostalgia in B-Ham
  2141.  
  2142. 6/7/2001 8:42:00 PM
  2143. Steiner Lawsuit, UFC and Pride matches
  2144.  
  2145. 6/7/2001 4:33:00 PM
  2146. Noah decision, McMahon, Rock on RAW?
  2147.  
  2148. 6/7/2001 3:21:00 AM
  2149. Late updates on Blair, Page, McMahon, Misawa and NOAH
  2150.  
  2151. 6/6/2001 2:56:00 PM
  2152. Detailed Smackdown spoilers
  2153.  
  2154. 6/6/2001 1:40:00 PM
  2155. First Wednesday update; New Japan PPV; More Smackdown notes
  2156.  
  2157. 6/6/2001 1:36:00 AM
  2158. Smackdown spoilers
  2159.  
  2160. 6/5/2001 9:10:00 PM
  2161. Smackdown early notes
  2162.  
  2163. 6/5/2001 3:55:00 PM
  2164. Bischoff mentioned in trial, Foley on ABC, Weekend ratings, PPV changes and preview
  2165.  
  2166. 6/5/2001 11:11:00 AM
  2167. First Tuesday update; More notes from last night; Jesse comments, Stevens tribute, indie tag tourney coming
  2168.  
  2169. 6/4/2001 11:34:00 PM
  2170. Non-Raw report from tonight plus Mexico and indies
  2171.  
  2172. 6/4/2001 7:34:00 PM
  2173. More on Bret Hart
  2174.  
  2175. 6/4/2001 7:16:00 PM
  2176. Bret Hart update
  2177.  
  2178. 6/4/2001 12:04:00 PM
  2179. First Monday update; Goldberg financial analysis in Observer; Super Junior finals with surprise appearances
  2180.  
  2181. 6/4/2001 1:44:00 AM
  2182. Sunday night news notes
  2183.  
  2184. 6/4/2001 1:37:00 AM
  2185. WWF Winnipeg Arena report for 6-3
  2186.  
  2187. 6/3/2001 1:04:00 PM
  2188. First Sunday update; Raw preview, New Japan big show preview; NJ signing; Indie notes
  2189.  
  2190. 6/3/2001 1:02:00 PM
  2191. Les Thatcher responds to Kevin Nash
  2192.  
  2193. 6/2/2001 6:08:00 PM
  2194. Stalker's voice; 60s star passes away; Other notes
  2195.  
  2196. 6/2/2001 4:08:00 PM
  2197. Corino pulled from Japan
  2198.  
  2199. 6/2/2001 1:21:00 PM
  2200. Ross Report notes and comments
  2201.  
  2202. 6/2/2001 1:15:00 PM
  2203. First Saturday update; XFL player passes away, Ross Report notes, Blair huge hit, Lots of indie news
  2204.  
  2205. 6/1/2001 4:06:00 PM
  2206. Smackdown ratings; Matrats update
  2207.  
  2208. 6/1/2001 1:19:00 PM
  2209. Super Juniors round-robin ends; Owen Hart
  2210.  
  2211. 6/1/2001 11:52:00 AM
  2212. First Friday update; Smackdown numbers; Weekend schedule with big international dates and WWF comments; England notes
  2213.  
  2214.  
  2215. TODAY's POLL
  2216.     What did you think of RAW?
  2217.     Loved it
  2218.     Hated it
  2219.     It was ok
  2220.    
  2221.      
  2222.  
  2223.  
  2224.  
  2225.    
  2226.  
  2227.         2000: Nov
  2228. Dec
  2229.  
  2230.  
  2231. 2001: Jan
  2232.  
  2233. Feb
  2234.  
  2235. Mar
  2236.  
  2237. Apr
  2238.  
  2239. May
  2240.  
  2241. Jun
  2242.  
  2243. Jul
  2244.  
  2245. Aug
  2246.  
  2247. 5/31/2001 12:49:00 PM
  2248. First Thursday update; WCW talent update; TV ratings; Storm, Piper
  2249.  
  2250. 5/31/2001 2:23:00 AM
  2251. WCW talent update; Puerto Rico news; NWA TV deal
  2252.  
  2253. 5/30/2001 7:14:00 PM
  2254. WWF ratings
  2255.  
  2256. 5/30/2001 1:38:00 PM
  2257. More Smackdown spoilers from Edmonton
  2258.  
  2259. 5/30/2001 1:37:00 PM
  2260. First Wednesday update; More from Edmonton; UPW big show notes
  2261.  
  2262. 5/30/2001 2:50:00 AM
  2263. Smackdown and Heat spoilers 5-29 Edmonton
  2264.  
  2265. 5/29/2001 7:37:00 PM
  2266. Calgary update; correction on non-Raw matches; Hart family at the show
  2267.  
  2268. 5/29/2001 12:20:00 PM
  2269. First Tuesday update Brian Lawler update Non-Raw stuff from Calgary; Sara Undertaker; Last night's ratings; Japanese stars at UPW
  2270.  
  2271. 5/29/2001 12:45:00 AM
  2272. Monday night notes, and not a word about the finish
  2273.  
  2274. 5/29/2001 12:04:00 AM
  2275. WWF 5-27 Vancouver, BC house show report
  2276.  
  2277. 5/28/2001 6:20:00 PM
  2278. Quick Monday news update
  2279.  
  2280. 5/28/2001 5:44:00 PM
  2281. Raw tonight
  2282.  
  2283. 5/27/2001 7:44:00 PM
  2284. Hart update
  2285.  
  2286. 5/27/2001 4:54:00 PM
  2287. Tons of weekend news
  2288.  
  2289. 5/27/2001 3:56:00 PM
  2290. First Sunday update (more PRIDE notes, WWF house shows, Stu Hart, indy results)
  2291.  
  2292. 5/27/2001 5:22:00 AM
  2293. Early PRIDE results
  2294.  
  2295. 5/26/2001 9:18:00 PM
  2296. Comment board up and running
  2297.  
  2298. 5/26/2001 8:29:00 PM
  2299. First Saturday news update (PRIDE rules meeting, TripleMania results, Vampiro, Triple H, Stu Hart, and more)
  2300.  
  2301. 5/25/2001 7:35:00 PM
  2302. WWF and Pride notes
  2303.  
  2304. 5/25/2001 4:03:00 PM
  2305. Smackdown final ratings
  2306.  
  2307. 5/25/2001 2:27:00 PM
  2308. First Friday update; Pride preview; Weekend preview; Smackdown ratings; Four-belt match at Dome; Translating Tajiri; HHH update
  2309.  
  2310. 5/25/2001 11:32:00 AM
  2311. Shamrock return? Cornette signs TV deal
  2312.  
  2313. 5/24/2001 7:52:00 PM
  2314. Court rules on WWF vs. PTC; Cancellation; indie notes
  2315.  
  2316. 5/24/2001 2:10:00 PM
  2317. First Thursday update; Your thoughts on WCW; Smackdown record broken; indie notes
  2318.  
  2319. 5/24/2001 12:06:00 AM
  2320. More on Foley is Good, MMA piece, Mexico
  2321.  
  2322. 5/23/2001 2:27:00 PM
  2323. First Wednesday update; Smackdown spoilers; Ratings notes; Wildside and joint show
  2324.  
  2325. 5/23/2001 2:56:00 AM
  2326. Smackdown spoilers
  2327.  
  2328. 5/23/2001 2:31:00 AM
  2329. San Francisco TV station report on Extreme Fighting
  2330.  
  2331. 5/22/2001 9:18:00 PM
  2332. Raw ratings, Smackdown comments and more
  2333.  
  2334. 5/22/2001 2:37:00 PM
  2335. First Tuesday update; HHH update; WWF notes from last night;; two major surgeries; one title change in Japan
  2336.  
  2337. 5/22/2001 2:34:00 PM
  2338. San Jose live show report w/Non-raw notes
  2339.  
  2340. 5/22/2001 1:10:00 AM
  2341. HHH injury update
  2342.  
  2343. 5/22/2001 12:14:00 AM
  2344. Raw comments and other Monday night news
  2345.  
  2346. 5/21/2001 12:24:00 PM
  2347. First Monday update; WWF TV notes; Major MMA meeting; Blistering newscast coming?
  2348.  
  2349. 5/21/2001 12:35:00 AM
  2350. More weekend news notes; Heat; Indies; shoot tourney
  2351.  
  2352. 5/20/2001 11:23:00 PM
  2353. Judgment Day brief rundown
  2354.  
  2355. 5/20/2001 7:42:00 PM
  2356. Judgment Day report
  2357.  
  2358. 5/20/2001 2:06:00 PM
  2359. First Sunday update; WWF notes; CZW tourney; Jumbo tribute; Juniors; More Saturday night news
  2360.  
  2361. 5/20/2001 3:43:00 AM
  2362. CZW junior tourney news and other Saturday night and indie results
  2363.  
  2364. 5/19/2001 10:16:00 AM
  2365. First Saturday update; Vince comments in Observer; Indy stars at WWF tapings; Lance Storm & DVD 500; K-1; AAA; CZW; Ebay and more
  2366.  
  2367. 5/19/2001 9:19:00 AM
  2368. K-1 PPV and how's this for a swerve. A totally different show
  2369.  
  2370. 5/18/2001 4:41:00 PM
  2371. Smackdown final ratings
  2372.  
  2373. 5/18/2001 1:47:00 PM
  2374. First Friday update; Judgment Day preview; Foley signings; early ratings; GHC title; Super Juniors; Wrestler running for office; Weekend schedule
  2375.  
  2376. 5/18/2001 1:07:00 AM
  2377. Thursday night notes; Linda McMahon; Promotion talks about national syndication
  2378.  
  2379. 5/17/2001 2:16:00 PM
  2380. How to order Figure Four Weekly plus a preview of this week's newest issue
  2381.  
  2382. 5/17/2001 12:23:00 PM
  2383. First Thursday update; WWF, International, cable, Pride news
  2384.  
  2385. 5/17/2001 12:21:00 PM
  2386. May 21 Wrestling Observer Newsletter preview and orderding information
  2387.  
  2388. 5/16/2001 3:25:00 PM
  2389. First Wednesday update; Lengthy editorial on the state of the union and a book that needs to be commissioned
  2390.  
  2391. 5/16/2001 12:40:00 AM
  2392. Smackdown spoilers with Dave's comments; Some indie notes
  2393.  
  2394. 5/15/2001 4:17:00 PM
  2395. Smackdown update
  2396.  
  2397. 5/15/2001 3:34:00 PM
  2398. Raw ratings
  2399.  
  2400. 5/15/2001 12:48:00 PM
  2401. Anarchy at Piper's Pit report
  2402.  
  2403. 5/15/2001 12:46:00 PM
  2404. First Tuesday update; WWF updates from last night, Pride, Puerto Rico, Pride and more
  2405.  
  2406. 5/15/2001 12:26:00 AM
  2407. Non-Raw matches from tonight; Pride main event in jeopardy; AAA huge show in L.A.
  2408.  
  2409. 5/14/2001 7:42:00 PM
  2410. OVW tag title on WWF show
  2411.  
  2412. 5/14/2001 7:26:00 PM
  2413. Raw main event
  2414.  
  2415. 5/14/2001 3:52:00 PM
  2416. Raw preview
  2417.  
  2418. 5/14/2001 12:42:00 PM
  2419. First Monday update; Hogan and Universal update; Big junior tournament
  2420.  
  2421. 5/14/2001 2:26:00 AM
  2422. Weekend news update
  2423.  
  2424. 5/13/2001 4:48:00 AM
  2425. Latest weekend indie news
  2426.  
  2427. 5/12/2001 1:33:00 PM
  2428. First Saturday update: Saturn match on TV; Silva's foe with KO power; Benoit & Cornette in HWA; Taylor returns; Japanese star moves to U.S.
  2429.  
  2430. 5/11/2001 4:08:00 PM
  2431. Smackdown ratings
  2432.  
  2433. 5/11/2001 3:45:00 PM
  2434. Good news and bad news for WWFE; lots of both; plus complete Pride PPV show and Benoit and OVW stars do indie tonight
  2435.  
  2436. 5/10/2001 7:09:00 PM
  2437. XFL folds; WWF new campaign; Pride PPV dates
  2438.  
  2439. 5/10/2001 12:57:00 PM
  2440. First Thursday update; WWF cancellation; injuries; Heat; ad presentation; Pride announces two big matches
  2441.  
  2442. 5/9/2001 2:27:00 PM
  2443. First Wednesday update; New Japan PPV line-up announced; LA Times on Valentine; More Smackdown notes
  2444.  
  2445. 5/9/2001 1:25:00 AM
  2446. Smackdown spoilers, huge potential Smackdown news, Pillman main event update
  2447.  
  2448. 5/8/2001 3:49:00 PM
  2449. Weekend and Raw ratings
  2450.  
  2451. 5/8/2001 1:35:00 PM
  2452. First Tuesday update; K-1 correction; Galavision notes; indies
  2453.  
  2454. 5/8/2001 12:23:00 AM
  2455. More details on dark matches from Nassau
  2456.  
  2457. 5/8/2001 12:03:00 AM
  2458. Early notes from Nassau Coliseum, lots of indie news
  2459.  
  2460. 5/7/2001 8:16:00 PM
  2461. More Raw matches including main event not announced yet
  2462.  
  2463. 5/7/2001 3:27:00 PM
  2464. Some Raw notes for tonight
  2465.  
  2466. 5/7/2001 2:26:00 PM
  2467. Undertaker, Tanaka update
  2468.  
  2469. 5/7/2001 12:32:00 PM
  2470. First Monday update; New Lucha time?; Indies with Piper, Lawler, Road Dogg
  2471.  
  2472. 5/6/2001 9:32:00 PM
  2473. New Heat format for tonight; Mummy setting records; Undertaker injury update; Parka & Santo; U.S. company does shoot tournament
  2474.  
  2475. 5/6/2001 1:47:00 PM
  2476. First Sunday update: TCW w/Hall, Dreamer, Dusty, more on Fukuoka Dome
  2477.  
  2478. 5/5/2001 11:43:00 PM
  2479. Lots of news; Mummy does giant box office; Reaction to Fukuoka Dome, Insurrextion; Undertaker possible injury; WWF star in TJ, NWA and CZW jr. titles change hands
  2480.  
  2481. 5/5/2001 5:12:00 PM
  2482. First WWF Insurrextion PPV report
  2483.  
  2484. 5/5/2001 1:03:00 PM
  2485. First Saturday update; Fukuoka Dome; Kawasaki Stadium; New Insurrextion card and main event
  2486.  
  2487. 5/5/2001 5:09:00 AM
  2488. WWF, UFC and indie notes
  2489.  
  2490. 5/4/2001 8:58:00 PM
  2491. Ultimate Fighting Championship up to the minute coverage
  2492.  
  2493. 5/4/2001 4:04:00 PM
  2494. Smackdown ratings; WWF news updates
  2495.  
  2496. 5/4/2001 12:51:00 PM
  2497. First Friday update; Smackdown on overnights; Rock on MTV; Ebert on Rock; Lawler on WWOR; Neo blood tourney; lawsuit settled
  2498.  
  2499. 5/4/2001 1:40:00 AM
  2500. Weekend preview
  2501.  
  2502. 5/3/2001 4:14:00 PM
  2503. First Thursday update; Dome preview; K-1 on PPV in Canada; TCW big show
  2504.  
  2505. 5/3/2001 3:39:00 AM
  2506. UFC 5/4 preview
  2507.  
  2508. 5/3/2001 3:37:00 AM
  2509. Big weekend; Rock TV appearances; results from around the world
  2510.  
  2511. 5/2/2001 3:05:00 PM
  2512. May 7 Wrestling Observer Newsletter preview and ordering information
  2513.  
  2514. 5/2/2001 2:31:00 PM
  2515. First Wednesday update; TV ratings including a new record; Raw corrections; Smackdown additions; Ohio backs off
  2516.  
  2517. 5/2/2001 12:39:00 AM
  2518. Detailed Smackdown/Heat results
  2519.  
  2520. 5/2/2001 12:37:00 AM
  2521. Smackdown and Heat spoilers from 5-1 in Indianapolis plus other indie and Japan notes
  2522.  
  2523. 5/1/2001 1:12:00 PM
  2524. First Tuesday update; Kane injury; Rickson vs. Choshu report; Bischoff
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