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Since: 8.1.03

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#1 Posted on
Here's a list of all the veterans the WWE signed and rookies called up in 2002. Also, everyone that parted ways with the WWE this year as well. Damn what a lot of movement. Who knows what 2003 will bring us?

Veteran Additions (13)
Hollywood Hulk Hogan
Kevin Nash
Scott Hall
Scott Steiner
Eric Bischoff
Rey Mysterio Jr.
Eddie Guerrero
Goldust
Curt Hennig
Mean Gene Okerlund
Ernest Miller
Dawn Marie
Terry Taylor (Road Agent)

Developmental Callups (20)
Brock Lesnar
Randy Orton
Jamie Noble
Chris Nowitzki
Batista
Rico
John Cena
Jamal
Rosey
Nidia
Victoria
Maven
Shannon Moore
Johnny Stamboli
Sean O'Haire
Shelton Benjamin
Russ Hass
Josh Matthews
Linda Miles
Jackie Gayda


Departures (15)
Diamond Dallas Page
Scott Hall
X-Pac
Debra
Curt Hennig
The Godfather
Paul Bearer
Sharmell Sullivan
Mike Awesome
Perry Saturn
Jerry Lynn
Sean Stasiak
Haku
Ron Simmons (Retiring)
Big Boss Man (Probaly retired)

I think that's about everyone, but I think I'm missing someone. Anyways, here's who I predict will join the WWE and leave the WWE in 2003. Make your own predictions as well.

Joining WWE in 2003
Bill Goldberg
Sting
Bret Hart (Handful Of Appearances)
Mike Rotunda (Said to be joining as a road agent)

Departing WWE in 2003
Hollywood Hulk Hogan
Justin Credible
Raven



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Since: 12.10.02
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Departing WWE in 2003
Scott Steiner
Hulk Hogan
Ernest Miller
Eric Bischoff
Shawn Michaels (Forced retirement due to disability)
Crash
Hardcore Holly & Billy Gunn (Retirement due to injury)

Quezzy
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#3 Posted on
    Originally posted by fuelinjected
    Departing WWE in 2003
    Scott Steiner
    Hulk Hogan
    Ernest Miller
    Eric Bischoff
    Shawn Michaels (Forced retirement due to disability)
    Crash
    Hardcore Holly & Billy Gunn (Retirement due to injury)




I pretty much agree with this list but i would have to also add:
Al Wilson (please tell me they don't have long term plans for him)
Jeff Hardy (and it might not necessarily be an injury or firing, i think he might just quit)
Al Snow (i've heard rumors of him thinking of retirement)
Bradshaw (atleast as far as wrestling, maybe they have a backstage job for him)
Flair (i mean come on, he can't possibly hang around another entire year can he?)

Edit: ALso, did Malenko retire this year or was that 2001?

(edited by Quezzy on 9.1.03 0614)


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#4 Posted on
Departing:
Jamal
Ernest Miller
Johnny Stamboli
Justin Credible
Billy Gunn




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Kurt Angle
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Since: 16.1.02
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#5 Posted on
Hasn't Hogan already left? I seem to recall him saying on a radio show that WWE has no plans to bring him back after Lesnar killed him. (There was also a thread here arguing whether Hogan should be put over Lesnar if he did come back.)

I hope Crash doesn't leave -- he's always been one of my favorites, even jobbing left and right -- but otherwise, fuelinjected's list looks good. Don't forget 2003 will also probably see the debut of Spanky on WWE TV. Hope he gets a better start than Nunzio has.



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#6 Posted on

    Originally posted by Quezzy
    Flair (i mean come on, he can't possibly hang around another entire year can he?)

I sure hope not. Yes, his tank is empty as a wrestler, but he's arguably the best talker in the WWE, and can garner heel or face heat practically at will. Plus, he'd be invaluable to help guys lay out matches, teach psychology, etc.



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Since: 15.7.02

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#7 Posted on
I find it interesting that all of the developmental callups, excepting Brock Lesner and Maven, are heels.
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#8 Posted on

    Originally posted by count olaf
    I find it interesting that all of the developmental callups, excepting Brock Lesner and Maven, are heels.







They did push Randy Orton and John Cena as faces for a significant amount of time during the summer, until fan apathy forced heel turns.



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Since: 23.3.02
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
Gone in 2003:

Justin Credible
Funaki
D-Lo
Scott Steiner
Hulk Hogan
Kevin Nash
Johnny "The Bull"
Sean O' Haire (Nooooooooooooo)
William Regal
Al Wilson
B2

Newly Signed:
Goldberg
Ron "The Truth" Killings (after TNA flops)
Jerry Lynn
Brian Christopher

Call-ups:
Spanky (already)
Rob Conway
Jackie Gayda
Eric Angle
Doug Basham
Eric and Matt from TE

I know there will be a lot more action, but can't think of anymore right now :-)




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Since: 20.6.02
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#10 Posted on
I believe we're forgetting an important callup. What about Damaja from OVW? He's already won himself a spot in the Rumble match and I have every reason to believe that if he has a good outing, he's got himself a ticket to the big show (not Paul Wight).




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#11 Posted on
No one has really pointed out that Austin left in 2002, either. But of course:

Returning in 2003:
Stone Cold Steve Austin
Bret Hart

Departing in 2003:
HBK
Bret Hart
Kevin Nash
RVD(isn't his contract up?????)
Gugs
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#12 Posted on
The following post expresses the opinions of a raving Jerichoholic. He is biased, opinionated and bitter. You have been warned.

There is no way, and the crappy columnist means NO WAY that WWE is going to let RVD go. They have not yet reached levels of stupidity that low. Just because some guy's contract is up doesn't mean that he's gone. I mean, it's not like Vince signs people to lifetime contracts and then tries to...back out...oh, crap.

I hear that No Way Out's in Montreal, and I make Hart references everywhere.



The preceding post expressed the opinions of a raving Jerichoholic. He was biased, opinionated and bitter. You were warned.
GRL
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#13 Posted on
Okay, but hasn't RVD himself made comments to the effect that he's eager to explore other options once the deal is up?
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Since: 5.1.02
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#14 Posted on

    Originally posted by GRL
    Okay, but hasn't RVD himself made comments to the effect that he's eager to explore other options once the deal is up?


I remember reading interviews where Rob said that he preferred working a limited schedule and longer matches. I don't think this necessarily equates to "exploring other options".

Either way, I don't think WWE would let RVD slip through their fingers.



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Since: 21.11.02
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#15 Posted on
this is only a minor point, but didja forget they brought back HBK in 2002 also? (veteran addition)

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