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!
In all seriousness, they need to bring back the "Crippler" persona. Have him run in on a Hogan match, DESTROY Hogan and cap off the beatdown with an IWGP-style Spider Suplex (German Suplex off the top rope).