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#1 Posted on 12.7.04 0918.01
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My apologies if this is tragically old news, but I found spotlight.wwe.com, which offers a great bit of info throughout the week for Chris Benoit.

Now, OK, yes, this may be of interest to those of us who are just mad about the Wolverine. But I find it interesting for the wealth of info regarding career history and a staggered schedule of upcoming tidbits and hope this is done on a regular basis for the majority of WWE performers.

The best part is a gallery of signature moves with detailed descriptions and accompanying video clips. I think this is exactly the kind of thing wrestling needs to catch hold of the beginning fan, informing them of the mechanics and scope of maneuvers. Best yet, they can learn the names of the moves, because God knows they probably won't get that info from the commentators.
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#2 Posted on 12.7.04 0947.43
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Not bad, although they erred when they said that Sid Vicious entered that Souled Out 2000 match against Benoit as the champion. Actually, they were both challengers-- Bret Hart had been stripped of the title due to injury, and the World Heavyweight Title belt was vacant.

But in any case... overall, a great new feature.
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#3 Posted on 12.7.04 1110.57
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    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    Not bad, although they erred when they said that Sid Vicious entered that Souled Out 2000 match against Benoit as the champion. Actually, they were both challengers-- Bret Hart had been stripped of the title due to injury, and the World Heavyweight Title belt was vacant.

    But in any case... overall, a great new feature.


So Bret was the champ when Goldberg muled him?
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#4 Posted on 12.7.04 1226.29
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It is a pretty cool feature, but pretty much hype for the "Hard Knocks DVD." I'm guessing they'll do the same for Eddie when his DVD rolls around.

http://spotlight.wwe.com/benoit/matches/raw_061101/01.html
That ".com" on the old Raw stage just looks sad.
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#5 Posted on 12.7.04 1625.56
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    Originally posted by asteroidboy
      Originally posted by ekedolphin
      Not bad, although they erred when they said that Sid Vicious entered that Souled Out 2000 match against Benoit as the champion. Actually, they were both challengers-- Bret Hart had been stripped of the title due to injury, and the World Heavyweight Title belt was vacant.

      But in any case... overall, a great new feature.


    So Bret was the champ when Goldberg muled him?


The match where Goldberg ended Bret's career is the one where he won the title, at Starrcade 1999. I actually remember Bret wrestling some matches on Nitro after Starrcade, and they were going to go with Bret-Sid and Jarrett-Benoit at Souled Out (I think), but because Bret didn't get medical clearance and Jarrett was injured as well, Benoit-Sid was the ME by default.
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#6 Posted on 12.7.04 1738.39
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Just for the sake of nitpicking, Bret was already champ when Goldberg muled him. He won it the previous month at Mayhem in the tournament final over Benoit. Bret did wrestle a couple more TV matches after that, including the following night's Nitro against Goldberg for the vacant title (following a really contrived storyline to launch the new NWO) and a Thunder match a couple weeks later against Terry Funk, which I believe was Bret's last.

Funny enough, the original plan for Souled Out was Bret vs. Goldberg, until Goldberg tore his arm up smashing the window of a limousine. It then went from Bret/Sid and Jarrett/Benoit to Sid/Benoit as mentioned. It's no wonder Russo had a meltdown and wanted to put the title on Tank Abbott; I imagine I'd go a little off the deep end if my top five match ideas (2 for Bret and the 3 for Benoit/Jarrett) for a PPV all became impossible in the two weeks before the show.
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#7 Posted on 12.7.04 2310.13
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Nope... the “band got back together” on 12/20/99, the night after Starrcade, true. Bret got pissed at the way he “beat” Goldberg at Starrcade, and vacated the title to put it up against Goldberg. So Bret won his second WCW World Title by defeating Goldberg in that match. Bret was supposedly pretending to be pissed off so he could sucker Goldberg in.

On Thunder, 12/23, Hart defended the title against Chris Benoit. Benoit had him in the Crossface when nWo member (and U.S. Champion) Jeff Jarrett beaned Benoit with a baseball bat.

The Hart/Funk match took place on 1/6/00, and it was a non-title hardcore match. It ended in a no-contest when Kevin Nash powerbombed the Funker onto the Thunder set.

Anyhoo. Souled Out was originally supposed to feature Bret Hart defending the World Title against Sid Vicious, and Jeff Jarrett defending the U.S. Title against Chris Benoit in what WWE would call “three stages of hell”: a Bunkhouse Brawl, a Dungeon Match (win by pinfall, submission or knocking your opponent to the floor), and a steel cage match.

But neither Jarrett nor Hart were able to compete at Souled Out. So Billy Kidman, for some reason, got the “honor” of participating in the three aforementioned matches. And Benoit got a shot at the World Title against fellow challenger Sid Vicious.

As we know, Benoit won the title by making Sid tap to the Crippler Crossface... but it was revealed the next night that Sid's foot had broken the plane of the ropes, and therefore referee Arn Anderson should have called for the break. Benoit was never seen on WCW television again... and I switched from an avid Nitro watcher to an avid RAW watcher.

(Thanks to DDT Digest for helping to revise my memory of these events.)

(edited by ekedolphin on 13.7.04 0011)
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#8 Posted on 13.7.04 0009.11
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    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    So Billy Kidman, for some reason, got the “honor” of participating in the three aforementioned matches.


And he won the first one by accident, when Dean Malenko rolled out of the ring. =)
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