I have inside sources who let me know EXACTLY how the addition of this match came about:
(Rob Van Dam bumps into Vince McMahon backstage) RVD: Vince! Just the dude I've been wanting to see! VKM: Hello, it's Robert, right? RVD: Uh, sure.. listen I just wanted to say, not that I wanna make waves or anything, but uh, well there is a Pay Per View this weekend.. VKM: I'm aware of that Robert. RVD: Well, the thing is.. don't you think trhere might be enough room on the card for one more Raw match? Like one with, say, a guy that's busted his ass for this company since he debuted? Y'know what I'm sayin'? VKM: Oh my god! You're right! How the hell could I have been so blind! RVD: Aw man, that ok, I'm just glad that.. VKM: That's it, it's settled! Maven versus Nowinski at Armageddon! They'll bring the house down! RVD: ... VKM: Thanks Dave, and don't think I don't appreciate your input! I'll see to it you get a tryout match for Raw in the near future, what do think about that? RVD: Kill me.
(edited by AbortionCandyMachine on 13.12.02 1608) "MINE!" - George Steele, 1988
VKM: Thanks Dave, and don't think I don't appreciate your input! I'll see to it you get a tryout match for Raw in the near future, what do think about that?
Hey, there's only one Dave in WWE: Batista. And he also has a PPV match....sigh.
(edited by Big Bad on 14.12.02 0408) "If you go out with a girl and they say she has a great personality, she's ugly. If they tell you a guy works hard, he can't play a lick. Same thing." -- Charles Barkley
It's not on the official Armageddon site. And if Kidman/Guerrero is going to be on the card as well as Maven/Nowinski, that means the Armageddon card will be a rather bulky nine matches long (ten if you count the Torrie/Dawn Marie crud as a "match"). Sure, some of those matches probably won't be Iron Man-length, like Kane/Batista, Show/Angle, and of couse Nowinski/Maven, but then Triple H and HBK are probably going to eat up most of an hour ...
Aserje ja de je de jebe tude jebere sebiunouba majabi an de bugui an de buididipi!
When I watched No Way Out last week, I swear to God I heard J.R. refer to the Undertaker as "Booger Red" a few times. I even seem to recall the King commenting on it. Yet I haven't seen it mentioned in recaps anywhere on the net...