Test & Stacy missed RAW last night due to the snow storms over the east coast, causing them to be snowed in at Baltimore, MD.
The two now have heat on them from WWE management, which feels that the two should have gotten out of town earlier. WWE feels that since the blizzard was forecasted days in advance, the two should have known better than to wait until the last minute to leave for Columbus, OH.
That would explain the lack of all things Testicular last night. I wonder if they'll do something on Heat to plug in a Jericho vs. Hardy match at the PPV.
Thank GOD. I was not looking forward to Jericho jobbing to him.
Maybe now we can get a Jericho/Jeff Hardy match instead, which would not only be better from a technical standpoint but allow them to get back on track with Jeff's heel turn. (Maybe Shawn screws up interference, then Jeff returns the favor at WM?)
First, lets remember this originally came from 1bullshit, which had false reports of Austin appearing after the show. Now, if they are posting false post-RAW notes, that would make one tend to believe they didn't have someone backstage. If so, it would be awfully quick to find out if Test and Stacy had earned heat with management if the people reporting it aren't even in the building. Its reports like this that give credence to those who claim all internet reports are bullshit. Now, if this is true, and they change the match to Hardy/Jericho, its a mistake on several levels. 1) They had Hardy/Jericho main event RAW two weeks ago, it was a dull match, and Jericho won the singles match clean. 2) Hardy is now a friend of HBK and a face. And this match is in Montreal. Thus, Jericho will be the face, and Hardy the hell, and who know how confused this will make Jeff. 3) It'll prove what a waste of time the Stacy hit by a chair angle was by not even having a payoff for it.
The only military skill provided by the French is demonstrating the methods of surrendering.
If Jericho stays away from Michaels, he may be able to pull off being a heel in Montreal. All he needs to do is insult the Habs a couple of times and they'll be death threats within thirty seconds of his comments.
"Maybe one day Vorrik, but not today. You really should have thought twice about this gambit of yours--especially if you didn't have the resources to pull it off in the first place. "We have no intentions of surrendering--not now, not ever. You may win the occasional battle against us, Vorrik, but the Empire always will strike back. That I promise you".
- Grand Admiral Gilad Pellaeon, Force Heretic 1: Remnant
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I figured a Test-Jericho feud was set up partly so another Canadian would face Jericho and perhaps deflate the face heat he'd likely get. Of course, they seemed to forget that Jericho has one million times the natural charisma of Test, but maybe they thought the charisma of Stacy's legs would do the rest.
Test/Jericho would be the preferable match for me personally, as I think I've seen Jericho/Hardy way too many times already. Heck, I even kinda like Test, although he's clearly beneath Jericho.
So long as it all leads to Jericho going over at Wrestlemania, I don't really care how we get there. :)
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Originally posted by El NastioIf Jericho stays away from Michaels, he may be able to pull off being a heel in Montreal. All he needs to do is insult the Habs a couple of times and they'll be death threats within thirty seconds of his comments.
All Jericho has to do is come out hugging Hebner or shaking Hebner's hand before the match...Insta-Heel in Canada.
January 4th 1999 - The day WCW injected itself with 10 gallons of Liquid Anthrax...AKA...The day Hogan "Defeated" Nash to win the WCW title in front of 40,000.
Jericho could very easily play the heel in Montreal....Montreal is different than other Canadian cities in that you can get easy heat despite being Canadian just by slamming the French. At the Raw in October Jericho & Christian appeared on the screen just prior to the show and got a huge face pop, but all it took was a couple quick comments about how "real Canadians speak English" and the crowd turned on a dime and booed them out of the building in the opening match of the night.
Originally posted by The ShamIn one of these other posts, someone said Test had a match on [International] Heat and Stacy wasn't around... if that was the case (I'm sure someone knows), then the report is obviously false.
Maybe Jericho/Test is off, but Test seems to have made it to the tapings (unless THAT report was false).
(edited by The Sham on 18.2.03 1230)
Spoilers for the eight people on the planet who give a shit about the European Heat tapings:
411wrestling lists the Heat matches as: -Steven Richards VS Maven -A Tommy Dreamer squash match -A Dudley Boyz squash match
No sign of Test.
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Originally posted by Phoenix37 in RAW is Bischoff (2/17)Test had a match earlier in the night against Rico for Heat, so he was in attendance. Stacy; however, was not there. She probably was detained by the weather. Seeing that Stacy wasn't there, that's probably the reason they didn't use Test...
Oh well, I guess Phoenix37 read a wrong/fake report and I took his word for it... You see, this is how rumors get spread (by me).
Damn, guess from now on, i'll wait a day or two before believing the reports of people that were supposedly in attendence. Sorry for the confusion "The Sham". That same person also reported that Austin came out after cameras went off air and stunned Bishoff, and seeing that had occured last week - I took his word for it. Well, I have some swamp land in Florida I need to go buy
Originally posted by El PescadoTo add to the confusion, the WWE.com Poll of the day is "Who will win the match at No Way Out: Jericho or Test?"
There is no confusion - nobody said Test vs. Jericho was off the PPV. Test wasn't on Raw and they didn't show the graphic for the match - that doesn't mean it was necessarily cancelled. Test couldn't make Raw for whatever reason - that's all.
All this talk about false "Test on Heat" rumors, but the same thing is happening right here on the board.
Test vs. Jericho may very well be cancelled, but you know what? NOBODY in WWE has said it is - so until then, sorry to say, but you're all making rumors yourselves and nothing else.
I think this was a case of two good matches bouncing off each other and causing one having to be rated a little less than the other. If the Albright/Punk match had been on the next episode, then Cappotelli/Jeter would look even better.