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Since: 2.1.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.04
Now, let me see if I've got this straight ... The "internet journalists" were reporting that the reason the Un-Americans were broken up was because Test and Christian refused to get their long hair shorn off crew-cut style (a la Lance Storm) and this supposedly pissed off Vince McMahon. So, it was decided that Storm and William Regal would continue to get pushed as a separate tag team, while Test and Christian would be relegated to jobber status on Heat.

However, things didn't seem to turn out that way, as Christian ended up winning the tag team titles with Jericho (while his long hair remained intact) ... So suddenly, the story changes - now it was TEST who was the vocal critic against getting his hair cut, while Christian remained quiet in the background and just "went along with it". Therefore, sayeth the "internet experts", it would be Test that the WWE would come down hard upon (perhaps even going so far as to giving him his walking papers!).

And yet, last night on Raw, not only did Test get the win over D'Lo (not high up in the RAW brand's pecking order, but still a victory) but he appears to have secured himself Stacey Kiebler as a valet to boot ... So, what happened to the punishment?

Could it be that people will have to admit that they reported a bogus rumor as fact ... Or will they just try to twist the facts around (yet again) in order to retain the illusion that they have credible "inside sources"?










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    #2 Posted on
    Saying the story was bogus is just as much of an assumption as saying it was true.
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    Since: 6.1.02
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    #3 Posted on
    Isn't it possible that they WERE right and the WWE just changed their mind realizing that they needed Test and Christian?



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    Since: 28.4.02
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    #4 Posted on
    Nope, not logical. Why would anyone need Test?



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    Since: 11.7.02
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    #5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.29
    And besides, what's the point of the internet without gratuitous rumormongering.
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    Since: 24.7.02

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    #6 Posted on

      Originally posted by Grimis
      And besides, what's the point of the internet without gratuitous rumormongering.








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    Since: 18.2.02
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    #7 Posted on

    Oh, people like me start these rumors, because it's fun to lie and see how many people believe it without any evidence. Now, time to go make some more crop circles.




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    Since: 17.1.02
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    #8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.44
    Funny, this story does seem to have played out the way they said it would. Remember:

    They wanted Christian and Test to cut their hair very short and wear a different outfit. Christian and Test refused, and were "punished." Test jobbed for a few weeks while he didn't even cut his hair or change his outfit, as did Christian (remember his loss to Randy Orton even after Lance Storm wrestled Orton just minutes before). Christian cut his hair (albeit not as short as they wanted, so perhaps a compromise was made), changed his outfit, and therefore got a push.

    Meanwhile, Test continued to job until he finally changed his outfit and cut his hair (again, not all the way, but enough to placate WWE management). Because of this, he is now getting a push and a valet.

    Seems to follow in line with the rumor to me.



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    Since: 2.1.02
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    #9 Posted on
    This just in-William Regal to be depushed for refusing to dress up as the Queen and change his name to "His Royal Gayness".




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    Since: 27.8.02
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    #10 Posted on
    I think Test got away with the punishment cause he did change his pants, so obviously some agreement was made....that's of course, IF the rumors are true about his near-release....See the problem here is that you can't tell which rumors are true or not. They all link to other rumors, so it's hard to decipher what the hell went on....Allegedly the Un-Americans broke up because of the hair thing.....and at the same time, Rosey and Jamal hurt some people so they allegedly lost their tag team title reign that they were "scheduled". They lose it to Jericho and Christian. Ah, but Christian was supposed to be punished. Well that changed because of the Island Boyz rumor. Christian was brought in to tag with Jericho, instead of being punished, so that Rosey and Jamal could be punished instead by having their reign given to Jericho and Christian instead. The point is this: Rumors hurt the head.

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    #11 Posted on

      Originally posted by BRUTLE
      I think Test got away with the punishment cause he did change his pants, so obviously some agreement was made....
    Those kinda reminded me of Test's old-school pants, back when he was with Stephie.





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    Since: 1.3.02
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    #12 Posted on
    Meltzer reported it initially in the Observer. Read into it what you want, but he's right more often than he's wrong.





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    #13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.04
    It still looks like Test and Christian have long hair to me ... Besides, it wasn't just the fact that they had long hair (was it?); it was because they supposedly did not agree to change their appearance and look more like Lance Storm to further the UnAmericans storyline.

    Now that the UnAmericans are done, why would anyone in the WWE care if their hair was long or short?





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    Since: 26.8.02

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    #14 Posted on
    For what' it's worth, Lance Storm stated in his comments & commentary today that his costume change was in the works from before the Unamericans broke up. He said that it was the office's request that he change his look but that the decision was his. He also gets bitchy if you refer to them as panties instead of trunks.
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