Pulse Flashback 12/16/2004: SmarK Rant for WWE Armageddon 2004, Triple H Talks Return Of Brock Lesnar

Inside Pulse launched on August 9, 2004, and has covered the world of wrestling for over a decade. Every day, we take a look back at what was happening in the world of wrestling 10 years ago, as reported right here at Inside Pulse!

WWE Hall Of Fame Ticket Information

The WWE Hall of Fame Dinner will be taking place on April 2nd. The ceremony will be held at the Universal Amphitheater at 7:15 p.m.

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Paul Heyman Radio Interview

This week on Between the Ropes, Fritz and Dickerman had an opportunity to interview the owner of Extreme Championship Wrestling and current WWE superstar, Paul Heyman to discuss the recent release of ‘The Rise and Fall of ECW’ DVD, his work in WWE, his involvement on the creative team, and how ECW has permeated all facets of society.

On ‘The Rise and Fall of ECW’ DVD:
‘Well, you know the funniest thing was at first I was kind of pissed off that they were even coming out with it because I quite frankly didn’t think they would do it any justice. I didn’t think they could do it any justice, and I didn’t think they would do it any justice. And when it first came out, I didn’t even watch it. When the preview copies came out in the studio. It took Rob Van Dam, and Tazz, and the Dudleys, and Tommy Dreamer, and even Tommy Dreamer’s wife, who was known as Beulah McGillicutty. All these people got on the phone with me and said basically you gotta watch this because they actually did us justice and when I watched it I was beyond pleasantly surprised at the fact that they did do us justice. You could only expect so much to be told of the seven year history in only three hours. They made the most of those three hours, and it’s pretty much the most comprehensive look at who we were and what we did and what happened to us that I’ve seen so far. . . I don’t really know the word that could convey how I felt watching it, except I was pleasantly surprised of how extraordinarily accurately some of the subjects were handled.’

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WWE Films News: Kane Film Adds to Cast

“Michael J. Pagan (“How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” “Fallen” ) has been cast in the WWE FIlms and Lions Gate horror thriller “Eye Scream Man.”

Principal photography for pic, starring WWF [sic] star Kane and directed by Gregory Dark, is under way in Oz.

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InsidePulse’s WWE Byte This Report: 12.15.04

Generic theme #1225 brings us to… Byte This! Marc doesn’t even pretend that Josh Matthews is showing up tonight, which is such a huge bummer. Today’s show is great, we’ve got the new Women’s Champion, one half of the Raw Tag-Team Champions, and the former Raw Heavyweight Champion. Marc is blathering about being 93rd in the Fantasy Game, so I’m gonna eat some food until he’s done talking. Okay, I’m back. EC’dub DVD is still numero uno, the Game’s workout book is doing well (although Brian Alverez’s Death of WCW is actually selling better on Amazon), and you can win some free stuff if you buy HHH’s book from the WWE website. Marc reminds us that New Year’s Revolution is being main-evented by an Elimination Chamber match, he goes over some Raw tidbits, and he briefly mentions that you can see that Dan Puder is the Tough Enough champ if you look at the website. Break time!

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The SmarK Rant for WWE Armageddon 2004

– Yes, like death, taxes, and drum solos, it’s time once again for the traditional shittiest PPV of the year, Armageddon. And so forewarned this time around, it’s obvious that we need a return of the snarkiest rating system known to man: The Shane McMahon Unconditional Refund Formula! Or SMURF, for short.

For those new to the game, or who didn’t follow me here from 411, basically I was at Backlash in April and the RAW the next night in Calgary, and both times I was sitting behind Shane McMahon. At the RAW show, Zen’s friend Dave got tired of the patience required to sit through a TV taping, after a few drinks of course, and started complaining about how he wanted his money back, despite being there because the WWE comped me tickets and thus he wasn’t paying for them anyway. So after a couple of hours of whining, Shane turns around and gives Dave $100 (US) to shut up and leave. Which he didn’t, although we did leave right after the main event to be on the safe side. So basically instead of the standard Hot Poker Up the Ass rating system to judge how bad a show is, I will use the SMURF system, which indicates how much Shane McMahon would have to bribe me with to get me or any other random redneck in attendance to stop complaining about it. Less money is a better match. And away we go”¦

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[Deconstructing the Moveset] – A Year of RAW Part 3 of 4

Welcome to Deconstructing the Moveset and Inside Pulse’s RAW year in review. Last week, we looked at the second wrestling quarter of 2004 with RAW’s from March 15th up until Bad Blodd. This week we look at the RAW following Badd Blood until Unforgiven in September. We learned the following lessons last week:

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Triple H Talks About The Return Of Brock Lesnar

On today’s Opie & Anthony XM Show, Triple H publicly stated Lesnar wants back in, but they won’t take him back because they resent the way he left. He said Lesnar hadn’t established himself as enough of a star to leave that the company will take him back now, but said at some point he’d probably be back.

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