April 9, 2006
A must-see in MontrealBell Centre will play host to a rare WWE Supershow featuring Smackdown and Raw
By TIM BAINES - Ottawa Sun
Imagine watching Rey Mysterio, The Undertaker, Kurt Angle and all the other heroes of Smackdown!
Then after a quick trip to the bathroom, you walk back to your seat at the Bell Centre and you get jolted out of your seat by introduction of RAW, followed by a parade of stars like John Cena, Edge, Triple H, Ric Flair and, if you're really lucky, the power-walking Vince McMahon.
Believe it. A wrestling insider whispers that Montreal will host a rare WWE Supershow on Sept. 18.
While WWE officials won't confirm the show, count on it. It means that week's Smackdown! show will be taped, then RAW will be broadcast live around the world at 9 p.m. Both on the same night. A night wrestling fans will never forget.
Toronto will host the Sept. 17 Unforgiven pay-per-view, then the stars will leave for Montreal. Tickets for the Montreal Supershow could go on sale in the next 4-5 weeks.
If Montreal is not WWE's best wrestling market, it's up there with Toronto and Edmonton.
Ottawa fans may be a bit miffed that the nation's capital will get bypassed on this WWE tour, but forget the anger, get tickets for Montreal.
The first TV Supershow was held Jan. 31, 2005 in San Jose.
There have also been Supershows in New York, Anaheim, Sacramento, Little Rock, Minneapolis, Orlando, Washington, Memphis and another will be held in St. Louis April 17.
- John Cena may be on his way to becoming the most hated man in wrestling ... but he's still the champ. Many thought the political stroke of Triple H would be enough to ensure him yet another title reign, but Cena kept his belt by making Triple H tap out in the main event of last Sunday's wonderful Wrestlemania show. I like Cena as that guy who gets as much fan heat as he does cheers. The guy's got great charisma and works hard, but fans have turned on him. I think it'd be a mistake to instantly make him a heel. WWE has a good thing going with his character right now. Give Triple H a bit of credit for this. Unlike mega-egos like Hulk Hogan, who were very, very rarely in the mood to agree to losing a match, Triple H, the self-proclaimed King of Kings, will take one for the team. It was great to see Rey Mysterio win the WWE title in a too-short match against Kurt Angle and Randy Orton. There are knocks against Mysterio, most notably that he's too small. But the fans seem to love him. And WWE aims to please. I don't expect that he'll have a long title reign. Personally, I liked Angle as the champ.
- Other Wrestlemania results: Kane and Big Show beat Carlito and Chris Masters (Carlito roughed up Masters the next night on RAW); RVD beat Ric Flair, Lashley, Finlay, Matt Hardy and Shelton Benjamin in a thrilling Money In The Bank Ladder Match; JBL beat Chris Benoit; Edge beat Mick Foley in a great match that ended with Foley landing on a burning table; The Boogeyman beat Booker T and Sharmell; Mickie James won the women's title from Trish Stratus; The Undertaker beat Mark Henry; Shawn Michaels beat Vince McMahon and you've gotta give the old guy credit for taking his lumps, especially when, while lying on a table with a garbage can over his head, he was nailed by a Michaels elbow off the top of a ladder; and Torrie Wilson beat Candice Michelle in a Playboy Pillow fight ... or whatever it was.
- Kane and Big Show dropped their tag straps to The Spirit Squad on RAW.
- The Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer says new RAW recruit Armando Alejandro Estrada is the former Osama Rodriguez Alejandro from OVW. Umaga, his protege, is Edward Fatu (formerly Jamal of Three Minute Warning). Another newcomer, Giant Singh, debuted on Smackdown! to beat up on The Undertaker.
- WWE has supposedly dished out a 60-day suspension to Orton. Yet he wrestled on Smackdown! this week. The word is the suspension begins April 12, right after the next Smackdown! tapings. This is just weird. The word going around is that Orton is just a bit too cocky for his own good -- and there may have been a dress-code violation involved. But it's got to be more than that.
- Ontario viewers will get RAW at 9:30, instead of 9 p.m., on April 17.
- Wade Keller's good PWTorch.com site says that RVD vs. Cena will headline the June 11 ECW pay-per-view. The site says Mick Foley and Terry Funk have been signed and Sandman is expected to compete.
- Rage Wrestling Entertainment will have its Crowning Glory show today, at 3:30, at the Royal Canadian Legion, 231 Maloney, Blvd., in Gatineau. The tournament, with eight wrestlers, will crown the first RWE champ.