"At one point, Backlash was supposed to be a double-main event of the New World Order (Hall, X-Pac, and Nash) versus The Rock, Steve Austin, and Hulk Hogan, while Triple H was supposed to take on Hulk Hogan. (Meltzer, 2002) Obviously that has changed, thanks to the injury of Kevin Nash, Rock taking time off, and lack of reaction to Triple H vs. the Undertaker."
Hopefully they were thinking about nWo Vs. Rock, Austin and Kane, because otherwise it would mean that the Hulkster wrestles 2 matches on 1 PPV!
Would anyone really want to see the orange gobblin wrestle twice in 1 night?!
did you see their Smackdown spoilers? In the middle of one promo, it just says "LordsofPain" and the end has a link to jasonx.com. My favorite, though, is "When copying and pasting this news please have the decency to credit the Wrestling Observer newsletter and Mr. Tito"
I'd hate to jump on DrOp, but I don't see quarter hour ratings as that significant. The final quarter and the overrun are always going to get better ratings than the rest of the show. They have ever since I've looked at the ratings.