SLAM! Sports SLAM! Wrestling
   Sun, September 28, 2003



News & Rumours
Bios
Obits
Canadian Hall of Fame
WrestleMania 30
WrestleMania 30 photos
Video
Movie Database
Minority Mat Report
Columnists
Features
Results Archive
PPV Reviews
SLAM! Wrestling store
On Facebook
On Twitter
Send Feedback




Photo Galleries

Tragos/Thesz Hall of Fame inductions


WWE Battleground


ROH in Detroit


Smackdown & Main Event in Ottawa


Raw in Montreal


WWE in Kingston


WWE in Toronto







SCOREBOARD
PHOTO GALLERY
VIDEO GALLERY
COMMENT





Bill Goldberg new golden boy
By TIM BAINES -- Ottawa Sun


Finally, Bill Goldberg has the gold and Triple H has ... a vacation.

Now there are plenty of wrestling aficionados out there who don't think Goldberg deserves to wear WWE's heavyweight strap around his waist.

True, he doesn't have a lot of in-ring talent. And he's not the most charismatic guy in the world. But he's menacing. I sure wouldn't want to be on the other end of that spear. I doubt that he'll have a long title reign, but it should still be effective.

And while Goldberg enjoys his title reign, Triple H can go about starting his movie career ... he's scheduled to work in Blade: Trinity. And he'll want to spend time with his soon-to-be-real-life wife, Stephanie McMahon, with the marriage on Oct. 25.

  • Here are the results from last Sunday's Unforgiven pay-per-view: Kane beat Shane McMahon (you've got to give Shane credit for his balls-to-the-wall bravery); The Coach and Al Snow beat Jim Ross and Jerry "The King" Lawler (the latter duo gave up their broadcast booth on RAW); Christian beat Rob Van Dam and Chris Jericho in a Triple Threat match; The Dudley Boyz won the tag-team straps from La Resistance and Rob Conway; Test beat Scott Steiner; and Trish Stratus and Lita beat Molly Holly and Gail Kim.

  • A tentative card has been announced for the Nov. 3 Smackdown! house show at the Corel Centre and it looks very similar to the show the previous night in Montreal. Tickets for the Ottawa show go on sale Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. The only difference, so far (this is likely to change), are the two biggest matches. In Ottawa, Kurt Angle will face Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker teams with Chris Benoit to face The Big Show and John Cena. In Montreal, The Undertaker faces Lesnar, while Angle and Benoit take on The Big Show and Cena. Other matches are Rey Mysterio vs. Tajiri; Los Guerreros vs. Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin; Bradshaw vs. Rhyno; Torrie Wilson and Nidia vs. Dawn Marie and Sable; Orlando Jordan vs. Chuck Palumbo; Billy Kidman and Jamie Noble vs. Johnny Stamboli and Nunzio; and The Ultimo Dragon and Funaki vs. The Basham Brothers.

  • Tajiri used trickery, namely his mysterious red mist, to beat Mysterio for the cruiserweight title on Smackdown!

  • Fozzyrock.com, the website for Chris Jericho's band, reports Y2J and his wife Jessica are the new parents of Ash Edward Irvine, born Sept. 24 at 8 lbs., 9 oz. and 22 inches long.

  • Here's a word-association game with NWA:TNA star Jeff Jarrett:

    Hulk Hogan: "His track record speaks for itself."

    Vince McMahon: "Promotional genius. Hits a grand slam once a while."

    Sting: "A changed man. Great fiery charisma."

    Ric Flair: "Timeless."

    X-Division: "It's not about weight limits. There are no limits. Revolutionary."

    A.J. Styles: "A quick study."

    Vince Russo: "The most polarized human being as far as fans love him or hate him."

    Goldberg: "Too much, too soon."

    Triple H: "Very, very crafty."

  • The Wrestling Observer reports that Randy Savage, Brian Adams (Crush) and The Big Show are guests on Sammy Hagar's new DVD, The Long Road to Cabo.

  • In the main event of the Internet Wrestling Syndicate show last Saturday in Montreal, The Green Phantom won a Fans Bring the Weapons match over The Hardcore Ninja. The next IWS show, Blood, Sweat and Beers, is Oct. 18 at Le Skratch, 965 Cure Labelle, Chomedey, Laval.

  • Here are the results of the solid CPW show last Saturday in Hull: No contest between "The Freak" Zakk Manson and James Tyrell; Thunder beat Psycho; "Mr. Know It All" Shawn Demers beat Shane Simmons; The Drunken Scotsmen beat Aftershock; Paranoid Jake Matthews beat MVP Michael Von Payton; Dynamite Tommy Blade beat Righteous Rick Sterling in a ladder match; and it was no contest between Wild Dangerous Dan and Guy Sauriol. The next show, Retribution, is Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. at 122 Berri St. in Hull. The main event will be Pierre Carl Ouellet vs. Tray Hugh Mongus. Then there's the Nov. 1 show at the Robert Guertin Arena, with Abdullah the Butcher headlining.