NEWS, HISTORY AND ANALYSIS THAT MATTER TO THE SERIOUS WRESTLING FAN
10 YEARS AGO - TOP STORIES OF THE WEEK 11.07.05
Published Saturday, November 05, 2005 by DEVELOPMENTALspotlight | E-mail this post
In a weekly feature at The Pro-Wrestling Chronicle, we examine the top stories making their way around the wrestling world 15 years ago. Sources for the stories include Herb Kunze, The Wrestling Observer Newsletter and The Pro-Wrestling Torch Newsletter.
TOP NEWS STORIES for the week of: November 7, 1995.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that at the conclusion of In Your House on 10/22 in Winnipeg, Vince McMahon threw his headset down and said the word "horrible". Jim Ross walked to the back with him as a pull apart brawl between Bret Hart and Diesel continued in the ring. Diesel, the man McMahon had planned to build his entire company around, was being booed loudly out of the building.
Bill Watts recently resigned as the main booker for the World Wrestling Federation. Vince McMahon brought Watts into the company to replace the retiring Pat Patterson, who was the lead booker for the company for nearly ten years. Watts was assigned to the role of head of talent relations as well, serving as a middle man between Vince McMahon and his wrestlers. Vince McMahon in a grand gesture had put Watts over in a meeting in front of the entire talent roster, calling Watts the new lead man and vowing not to overrule Watts on any of his decisions. When McMahon overruled Watts several weeks later, it became obvious that things weren't going to work out. Watts is leaving on relatively good terms after only a two month tenure in the WWF.
World Championship Wrestling released Vader from his contract, and there may be interest from the WWF.
Halloween Havoc is in the books. The main event saw Hulk Hogan defeat The Giant in a wrestling and monster truck pair of matches. Also on the card Brian Pillman & Arn Anderson defeated Ric Flair & Sting, Randy Savage beat Kamala, and Lex Luger went over Meng.
Ric Flair is supposed to be turning on Sting soon, forming a new Horsemen group with Brian Pillman, Arn Anderson and a fourth member. Sting isn't happy about the plan, as he feels it will make him look like a fool, and WCW wants Flair to remain a face.
The last week saw Raw edge out Nitro with a 2.6 to a 2.2 on Monday night.
Kensuki Sasake is expected to win the WCW United States Title from Sting in Japan.
Despite his embarassing debut, the WWF still plans to push Goldust hard to the top, starting with a big win over Bam Bam Bigelow.