by : Fritz Capp
September 25, 1999
Ahhh...another week...another column. Let's get right to it :
I was going to respond to Brad Smoley's comments on my "Straight Shooting" column last week but why waste the time. He obviously had an agenda of his own (which is what he accused me of) and to be honest it's not worth the time but allow me to say this, if you enjoy having your intelligence insulted by Madden or are a Madden mark, that is fine by me. This guy is the biggest waste of space on the Internet. I have always said Madden is a great writer, I just don't like the way he lies in his news reports (refer to the incest angle he reported that was going to happen between Ken and Ryan Shamrock) nor do I like the way he talks to and treats the people who disagree with his point of view. (which by the way is bought and paid for by WCW) Madden has had a bug up his a** since he shopped himself around and no one picked him up so he had to crawl back to WCW. If because I speak out and show the Internet wrestling fans what kind of people these "so-called journalists" are (journalist = shill in this case) that lessens my credibility in your eyes that appears to be your problem, not mine.
One of those so-called "journalists" (not Madden) that I was speaking about above did his best to put WCW over saying that they had a lot to be proud of because the "Sting/Benoit match only fell one full rating point to a 3.6 this past Monday night at the 9 o'clock hour instead of two full points which is usual fare for WCW at this junction in time. While that is the bright spot of the night this person failed to point out that the Flair/DDP match (Main Event Match) garnered a 1.7 which is the lowest rating that WCW ever had. The question I have is how much credibility should this "reporter" garner because of his obvious "biased" reporting? Is it now "respected" when someone only gives a piece of the news? The other question I have is when is WCW going to see that the "old guys" aren't over and adjust accordingly? In keeping with the subject of this past Nitro some shill reported that the good news about this past Nitro was that the show was booked by 1 pm. Considering the ratings that the main event received it may have been better to do it on the fly as this was the lowest rating they ever received in a quarter hour. It also appears that the inmates are still running the asylum.
Jerry Lawler was arrested for running over an airport officers foot last March while receiving a parking ticket. The officer is saying that Lawler's car was ticketed because it was left unattended in a no parking zone. My question is how did Lawler run over her foot if when she was ticketing the car it was unattended?
Taz is slated to remain with ECW until the end of the year. For what? To job to everyone in the company before he enters the WWF? Great, now Taz will go from unstoppable to jobber extraordinaire. That'll be good for his career I'm sure.
Vince McMahon and the WWF took Playboy to court because of Playboys upcoming issue once again featuring Sable (Rena Mero) Well, the judge ruled in favor of the WWF and now Playboy has to reprint over 500,000 covers. Serves them right. They knew the terms of the agreement and went ahead with this obvious breach. I guess Rena is going to find out just how much she really means now. Except for her constant whining about pro wrestling on different radio shows what else has she done lately?
WCW has to be looking over their shoulders lately. Let's look at some numbers :
* Fall Brawl drew under 4000 paid for it's live audience.
* ECW's Anarchy Rulz drew over 5000 paid.
Heyman has to be ecstatic. His locker room costs him 1/875 of what WCW's does and they can out draw them. Maybe Bischoff's fears were justified.
Where oh where can the gold homo be, oh where oh where has he gone? Why WCW that's where. Dustin Runnels is reported as having been to WCW headquarters and should be appearing on WCW TV soon. Dustin used to be a very good worker. I am anxious to see how long it will take him to shake the Goldust gimmick. If he can't maybe he can re-emerge as Lenny and Lodi's mentor beings they are supposed to be from West Hollywood and act gay as hell. That's a great gimmick for family entertainment isn't it? (Before all you WCW marks start crying I have gone on record saying how much I couldn't stand the Golddust gimmick when it was in it's heyday in the WWF.)
What would you do if you disagreed with a column written by a known promotion employee and received some of these responses :
* I would love to see you insult me to my face. Would love to see you do it. Why not stick to exchanging opinions and facts over the Internet? Don't hide behind the Internet, which is what you do when you insult me. You'd ask me for my autograph if you ever saw me in person. You don't want to read ********.com anymore? Fine. Who cares? One guy isn't even a blip on the radar screen. For every reader I chase away, I keep a hundred riveted. Riveted, I tell you.
* "Schill" is spelled "shill," and I'm not one. Most of you people out there just love the WWF because it's No. 1. Someday WCW will be No. 1 again and you'll be right back with us, er, back supporting WCW.
* Let's share a prison cell sometime. Then we'll see who's the bitch, bitch.
* I'm not a shill, just the Internet's lead heel. Thanks for your support.
* So go to hell.
You should know that you are talking to the Internet's most over person (at least he thinks so) Mark Madden. Well Mark, I hate to wake you up but if the only way you can get over or people to mention your name is by hotshoting on a website instead of you using your obvious skills at writing then all I can say is you need to pick up the latest Dr. Seuss book, "Go Shill Go". By the way, I highly doubt that anyone would ask you for your autograph...lol...what a thought.
(The above was an obvious shot at Madden, mostly to annoy the Madden marks...you may now write your letters in rebuttal and protest)
Once again the PWBTS website killed a rumor before it was officially killed. One of the last rumors squashed (there have been many) was the one about Road Dog being suspended because of drug use. (This was squashed on the PWBTS board a few weeks ago, then confirmed by WWF.com just this past week) With quotes from RD himself, earlier this week the PWBTS website courtesy of StevePJC dispelled that ugly rumor once again. The quote from Road Dog was posted this past Wednesday night, "Drug suspension.....Heh... For those of you that believed the Dizog got popped on a piss test well I got two words for you.... And if that isn't good enough??? Watch Smackdown tomorrow night... Soak in what you see.... Roll it into a nice big fatty and stick it straight up your ass.... The Outlaws ride again!!!!"
I have to ask everyone who feels they have an inside track on how the WWF writes their contracts....Where do you people get your information? Not since the build up period for Wrestlemania 9 has anyone been promised a run with a particular title belt. The people who create this kind of crap for news is just trying to put themselves over as someone who has some credibility or insight. Get a life people, like the WWF or anyone else for that matter is going to divulge their contracts with Internet reporters...what a laugh.
Stay tuned as the Nichole "Shawn Michaels using a microphone made an improper gesture during an interview at me and now I am suffering emotional damages as a result" Bass tour may be coming to a radio station in a city near you soon.
Reckless Youth is being rumored as having signed a one year deal with the WWF. While I haven't been able to substantiate this yet the source is good so it probably happened. That is a great move for the WWF. Now let's see if they know how to use him.
The Wrestling Guys Radio Show guest this week will be Ryan Shamrock who has gone from pro wrestling to oil wrestling. Check it out Monday night at 6 pm at http://wrestlingguys.com.
And with that I'm outta here. Remember wrestling is nothing more than it appears to be.
"I've been pulling a limp white thing out of my pants for years, I just never got cheered for it before" - Mick Foley : WWF TV
Fritz Capp is the editor of Pro Wrestling's Between The Sheets - for comments or opposing viewpoints please e-mail to Fritz Capp