April 23, 2006
Montreal to rock with WWE Supershow
By TIM BAINES - Ottawa Sun
God fought back against Vince McMahon.
Charlie Haas returned from wrestling oblivion to face his former partner Shelton Benjamin.
The Great Khali (yep, this is The Giant Singh who looked so big in The Longest Yard remake) destroyed Funaki.
JBL had a celebration to beat all celebrations put on by Jillian Hall. Except the marching band and balloons weren't enough and he fired his busty assistant.
There was Snitsky and Goldust conspiring to convince Candice Michelle to take a bite out of an oversized block of cheese.
Yep, Monday night's Supershow from St. Louis was weird, wonderful and long. Very long. As in five hours or so.
Expect more of the same in Montreal on Sept. 18 when Canada will get its first Supershow -- with a Smackdown! taping preceeding the live RAW show. It's very cool that you can see the Smackdown! and RAW talent on the same night.
Tickets for the event will go on sale on on May 13. Tickets for the Toronto pay-per-view are on sale on July 8.
So why Montreal? Why follow up the previous night's Unforgiven pay-per-view from Toronto with a gala in Montreal?
"The one thing I hear from everybody, from Vince McMahon to the agents to the talents, Montreal fans are some of, if not the most, knowledgeable wrestling fans in the world," said WWE live events consultant Doug Scharfberg, who should know after handling the Montreal market for several years. "They're diehard fans. It's been almost 10 years since the Bret Hart incident and they still hold up hundreds of signs and still chant about it.
"I love Montreal. It's always been a strong city for us. Toronto is Toronto, but the Montreal fans are so into it. When that building is crowded, it's loud -- louder than any building I've been in."
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- Don't expect to see a 9 p.m. showing of RAW on TSN tomorrow night. The second end of a hockey doubleheader will push RAW back to the midnight slot.
- There are rumblings of a D-Generation X reunion. And why not, with both Michaels and Triple H using crotch chops recently? While Triple H and Michaels may both be reluctant to revisit the past, a DX comeback of sorts ... something more than what was teased a couple of years ago, would be very cool. Two DX members, Road Dogg and Billy Gunn, are currently tied up with TNA.