Pulse Flashback 12/21/2004: Update On Heyman’s Removal Writing Team, WWE Divas In Playboy?

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!

Wrestling News, Opinions, Etc., 12.21.04

In Memoriam: Suprnova, the king of BitTorrent sites, killed by fear of an MPAA bust despite the fact that they were based in Slovenia. Head instead to thepiratebay.org or torrentspy.com.

Well, this is a nice surprise. I woke up before my alarm on Monday (by a half-hour), thus enabling me to start on this column early (and more importantly, make some coffee before I had to go to work; usually I don’t have enough time to do so). Since I’m not doing live cows this week (and not getting the easy 45 minutes of overtime for doing so), I had a lot of time. Started the Pimp Section, put in the Anti-Spyware section, and did one news item. Damn sweet, actually.

I do have to comment on Time’s Moron of the Year, though. This was expected. Every four years, it’s the winner of the presidential election that wins MOTY. So I have to give points to the people at Time for being consistent. That’s all I have to say on that issue*.

* – That was a nice little lie, wasn’t it? In the interest of full disclosure, I worked for Time-Life for six months when I was in college, so therefore there might be a bias. Unlike some wrestling sites out there, I admit this stuff.

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The Monday Night Rabble Report: Raw 12/20/04

Welcome to the first edition of the Official Monday Night Rabble. For those who didn’t check out my review of Armageddon 04′ here is the premise. Every week we gather in the hallowed halls of my home and enjoy the fine art of prowrestling. Now, when you sit and watch wrestling as a solitary practition, you notice the skill, the power of these warriors, and the artestry that goes into each and every action.

When you watch wrestling with six or so of your friends, all of that crap goes out the window. We are of course watching for big action and great matches, but also we like to laugh at our favorite pasttime. So I give you Eric, Erik, Jenna, Laura, Bill, and my life-partner in crime, Danielle. While reviewing the shows, I will do my best to give you the best one liners and funny bits. It’s like Pop-Up Video for wrestling… and since Keith and PK aren’t reviewing this week, I guarantee my readership!

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TNA Press Release On iMPACT!

NEW TIMESLOT FOR “iMPACT!” ON FSN
NATIONAL REPLAY TO DEBUT SATURDAYS AT MIDNIGHT

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WWE Divas In Playboy?

Playboy is going through another round of talks with WWE for a future Women of WWE magazine and has gotten some to agree while others are holding out.

These ladies are reportedly confirmed: Torrie Wilson, Dawn Marie, Miss Jackie, Victoria, Chirsty Hemme, Joy Giovanni, Amy Weber, Michelle McCool, and Lilian Garcia

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Update On Paul Heyman’s Removal From SD Writing Team

The reason for Paul Heyman’s removal from the Smackdown writing team is that he was apparently caught listening into the RAW writers’ telephone conference call by Stephanie McMahon.

As a SmackDown writer, Heyman did not have permission to call into the RAW writing meetings.

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TNA iMPACT! Tapings for 12/24 & 12/31 (Spoilers)

TNA Wrestling Impact! TV tapings to air on Fox Sports Net at 3pm on Fridays. During the tapings DOA Dusty Rhodes is supposed to name Jeff Jarrett’s opponent for the Final Resolution PPV. Jeremy Borash spent a few minutes getting the crowd excited. Fan signs of the evening: “McMahon Fears the Canadian Destroyer, “WWE=Worst Wrestling Ever.” The building was standing room only, happens with schools are out. The following men were not on either show: Chris Sabin, Dallas, Amazing Red, Alex Shelley, Jerrelle Clark, Mikey Batts, the NYC’s, Jeff Hardy, Sonjay Dutt, Shark Boy and D-Ray 3000.

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Junk News, Huzzah For 2004! Part 1

THE YEAR IN JUNK NEWS! HUZZAH!

January

Vince McMahon and the Smackdown crew were reported to have slept in one of Saddam Hussein’s former palaces during a trip to Iraq. While most of the superstars felt uncomfortable, Bob Holly and Bradshaw felt like they had finally found their place in the world in the rape rooms.

Vince McMahon was reportedly still looking forward to the Brock Lesnar/Bill Goldberg match. Vince declared, “This is going to be the biggest money match of all time! Nothing can go wrong! NOTHING!”

Many of the WWE superstars were fearful of roster cuts. Chief among them was Lance Storm, but he shouldn’t worry. I’m sure his roster spot isn’t in jeopardy.

Goldberg seemed to want to do the right thing, living up to his contractual obligations despite being banged up. Goldberg then speared and ate a baby.

Brock Lesnar’s elbow surgery was more complicated than the experts predicted, meaning that he would have to spend more time out of the ring than everyone thought. But he’d be back. The man is a Viking!

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