(3/08/05) - Luger, Beefcake, Hall, Hebner and list of Hell in a Cell matches
Reported by Paul Nemer
On Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at 2:39 AM EST
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The following questions were answered by Paul Nemer:
Who's the guy who works backstage who looks like Earl Hebner?
His twin brother, Dave Hebner. Luckily for him, he gets no TV time, or else we'd be hearing some chants.
After Lex Luger body slammed Yokozuna July 4th on the USS INTREPID, it seemed the WWF was planning to develop Lex as the next "Hulk Hogan". What happened to that?
Well, I don't believe anyone dropped the ball on that. As much as the WWF tried to get Luger over at that time, the fans just didn't want him as much as they wanted Bret Hart. Luger and Hart both won the 1994 Rumble together, then you had referee Joey Marella (rip) and Earl Hebner each taking sides. Marella raised Luger's hand, while announcer Howard Finkel announced that Lex Luger had won the Rumble, we heard a mixed reaction. On the other hand, Hebner raised Hart's hand as he was being announced the winner, and clearly, the fans were still into Bret Hart. That was done to test the fan reaction for each wrestler. I'm not saying that was the reason, but the WWF were basically trying to create another American Hero and well, in the end, the fans decide everything.
I heard that Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake was arrested in Boston for cocaine possession, is there any truth to this?
Yes. Ed Leslie (Brutus Beefcake) was working at the Boston subway and had a bag of coke with him. He had placed it on the counter of his booth (since he worked a fare collector) and someone found it and thought it was anthrax. Authorities were called and the place was evacuated, but Leslie told them that it was coke in the bag and that the bag was his in order for the problem not to escalate further. Leslie was either fired or suspended from his job and then went into rehab.
Before the Hell in a Cell match with Triple H and Shawn Michaels at the 2004 Bad Blood PPV, Jim Ross said that there have been 10 Hell in a Cell matches in the history of the WWE(F). When were they, and who was in them?
Jim Ross was right. There was 10 Hell in a Cell matches up until the HHH/HBK match.
Here is a list of all the Hell in a Cell matches in the WWF/WWE:
1) Shawn Michaels defeated Undertaker (Badd Blood 1997)
2) Undertaker defeated Mankind (1998 King of the Ring)
3) Undertaker defeated the Big Boss Man (WrestleMania 15)
4) Austin & Undertaker vs. Mankind & Kane (RAW in June of 1998) - No contest
5) Kane vs. Mankind (on RAW in August of 1998) - No contest
6) HHH defeated Cactus Jack (No Way Out 2000)
7) Kurt Angle defeated Austin, HHH, Rikishi, Rock & Undertaker (Armageddon 2000)
8) HHH defeated Chris Jericho (Judgment Day 2002)
9) Brock Lesnar defeated Undertaker (No Mercy 2002)
10) HHH defeated Kevin Nash (Bad Blood 2003)
11) HHH defeated Shawn Michaels (Bad Blood 2004)
Why did Scott Hall leave the WWE in 2002?
Scott Hall had a change of attitude backstage, which led some wrestlers to complain to WWE management about Hall's attitude. Also, towards the end of Hall's WWE stay, sources have said that he had been showing up to events drunk. This is what led to Hall's release in 2002. When WWE.com published their official statement, they said that Hall and the WWE have "mutually agreed" to part ways. They usually say that regardless of who asked for the release.