Widely regarded as one of the worst, most tasteless storylines in wrestling history, the Katie Vick storyline is known among most wrestling fans. For those who are unfamiliar with it, I'll give a brief breakdown.
The storyline unfolded over the month of October in 2002. On October 7th, after a tag team TLC title match in which Kane retained the titles by himself after his partner, The Hurricane, was attacked by HHH and Ric Flair; HHH came out and said he knew Kane's secret. He asked Kane if the name Katie Vick rang a bell, before revealing to the world that Kane was indeed a MURDERER!!
The wrestling world had a week to think about this jaw-dropping rumour. Next week, Kane decided to give his side of the story. He told everyone that Katie Vick was an old girlfriend, and one night they drank too much and Kane drove. He lost control of the car which crashed, injuring Kane but killing Katie.
The following week featured what most people remember. We see a video clip of HHH wearing a Kane mask standing over a casket with a "body" inside. HHH proceeds to grope and fondle the dummy, and eventually "has sex" with it. With the announcers disgusted, Raw features the main event of Kane and RVD vs HHH and Ric Flair. Kane is eventually able to get HHH into the trunk of his car, and told HHH "now I'm going to screw you".
On Raw the next week, HHH brought out the casket and dummy wearing a high school cheerleader uniform. He cuts a promo before being interrupted by Hurricane, who plays a video clip of someone getting an enema while wearing a HHH mask. This led to HHH facing Kane in a casket match in the main event. The ending came when Shawn Michaels came down to give HHH Sweet Chin Music, allowing Kane to get the win, ending the feud and the storyline.
Now some of you may be wondering, how can anyone possibly defend this? And my answer is easy, it's a great story for children with lots of valuable moral lessons.
Lesson #1- Drinking and driving: upon learning that Kane had killed someone, we find out that it occurred from a drinking and driving accident. This is a valuable lesson for all kids, that will play out for them in a few years. They will face peer pressure to drink and make bad decisions. All kids have to do is think back to how even a monster like Kane regrets his decision to drink and drive. After all the horror and suffering Kane had been through in his life, from his own brother killing his parents and burning him to finding out Paul Bearer is his dad; the one thing that haunts him most is drinking and driving. If it's not ok for the Big Red Machine, it's not ok for you.
Lesson #2- Consent: there's no denying it, the scene with HHH and the dummy is hard to watch. But that's not a bad thing, that's a good thing. Why is it hard to watch? Because we know the dummy didn't give consent. Kids need to know it's never ok to engage in sexual activity without everyone's consent, and it's a lesson they'll learn while watching HHH get to second base with a mannequin. #Metoo might not have needed to happen if Harvey Weinstein and others like him were watching Raw that chilly October evening.
Lesson #3- Necrophilia/kink shaming: while many of us were disgusted by the idea of HHH having marital relations with a dead person, it is actually a kink many people have. And kink shaming is not ok people. It is an age old kink dating back to ancient times, when sailors bringing corpses back from their trips would often get lonely and need to make due with what they had. It wasn't ok to make ancient sailors feel bad about giving in to their inner urges, and it's not ok now. What happens between a man and a rotting lump of flesh is none of your business you prude.
Lesson #4- Rectal health: men's health is a subject that often gets ignored, so it's nice to see WWE feature it in their programming, especially rectal health as it's a taboo subject. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 42 million Americans a year suffer from constipation. It's a very common problem that does not get talked about, and WWE is trying to break down that wall. WWE cares about the health of their fans as much as the health of their employees, and they wanted to make sure we all knew of the potential benefits of enemas. With having so many people joining his Kiss My Ass club, you can be assured Vince has a very clean colon.
Lesson #5- Friends are important: through this entire storyline, we see Kane benefit from the support of his friends. His friends RVD and Hurricane help him fend off HHH and Ric Flair, and we see Terri Runnels offer emotional support after he gave his side of the story. Community, friends and family are very important and can help guide you through very difficult situations. A usual loner, even Kane knows he needs to lean on the people most important to him in order to get through this, and even finds help in an unlikely friend in HBK. You're never too old to make new friends, and we learn that here.
As you can see, this storyline is wrongly viewed as disgusting and tasteless, when reality couldn't be further from the truth. This is a wholesome, educational storyline that everyone should sit down and watch with their children. The children are our future, and we must make sure they're brought up with the proper beliefs and values. I can't think of anyone better to teach the youth of today those beliefs and values than Vince McMahon and the WWE.
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With the Royal Rumble coming up Alcoholic Adam fantasy books the whole men’s 2020 Royal Rumble match
Strap yourselves and crack open a cold one and enjoy.
1 Brock Lesnar
Earlier in the night, R-Truth wins the 24/7 title.
Because why not R-Truth he can come up some comedy spot plus WWE booked themselves into a corner having Lesnar come out first so he will quickly eliminate Truth.
Paul Heyman will pin R-Truth and become the new 24/7 champion because the damaged down by Brock.
While on this is going on Paul Heyman is on the microphone cutting a promo till the countdown begins again.
If you want Elias to do his guitar stick you need to have plenty of time to do so.
Elias sings about Brock Elias hits Brock with Guitar but Brock no sells it and couple suplexes and Elias is eliminated by Brock.
4 King Corbin
Corbin doesn’t want to get inside the ring to they just keep walking around the outside of the ring till Brock comes to ringside leading to Corbin jump from his throne to inside the ring.
Brock lays waste to the people carrying Corbin comes inside the F5 to Corbin and Corbin is Eliminated
5 Bobby Lashley
Finally, someone that can keep up with Brock intensity and be a huge asset to WWE if used correctly.
Lashley and Brock go full MMA by exchanging holds and throwing stiff hands to make it feel as legitimate as possible.
Rusev and Lashley have a staredown and start throwing hands.
Brock tries to get involved gets spear and a Mauchka Kick for his troubles.
7 Kofi Kingston
Kofi immediately hits trouble in paradise to Paul Heyman to make Brock angry and finally putting a stop to Paul Heyman promo.
Brock exits the ring underneath the bottom rope and starts chasing Kofi all across the arena.
8 Matt Riddle
While Riddle is making his way down to the ring Rusev and Lashley eliminate and brawl to backstage.
Riddle is by himself in the ring sees Heyman on the outside hits a spear on Heyman R-Truth comes running down throws Paul Heyman over the top fulfilling his promise by eliminating Paul Heyman and pins him to win back the 24/7 Championship.
We all know but Riddle and Goldberg’s history so this is bound to happen.
10 Big E
It was a trap from The New Day getting Brock in position for Big E to destroy the barricade with Brock.
At this stage, Kofi and Big E enter the ring.
Ricochet sees Brock and puts him on top the Spanish announce table and does some cool diving move that only Ricochet can do crashing thru the table with Brock.
12 Bronson Reed
13 Samoa Joe
Who doesn’t want to see big hoss fight between Reed and Joe that will go off.
Put take down everybody so they are only two standing leading to them to try outdo each but hitting big power moves on the rest of to the rest of the competition.
14 Dolph Ziggler
Dolph enters the ring and immediately eats a spear from Goldberg as a call back to their Summerslam match.
Riddle hits a huge knee on Dolph knocking him out and Riddle throws Dolph over for his elimination.
Goldberg attempts to Spear Riddle but Riddle counters by kneeing Goldberg’s head off and clothesline Goldberg for an elimination.
15 John Morrison
Previously in the night Miz & Morison took the tag team titles away from the New Day so Big E and Kofi double team Morrison.
16 Booker T
It’s Booker T’s home town so let’s have him enjoy the huge pop he will receive.
Everybody is frozen in shock from seeing Booker T gives him space to perform a Spin A Ronnie then straight back into the action.
17 Randy Orton
During Orton’s entrance, Bronson Reed has Kofi in a military press position and on the opposite side of Joe has John Morrison in the same position throws them both over but Kofi and Morrison both grab on the barricade were both trying to eliminate each other.
Kofi knocks off Morrison off the barricade and eliminates Morrison.
With Randy coming towards the ring he hits everybody with an RKO with Booker T being the final RKO and tosses Booker over the top for an elimination.
18 Kevin Owens
Bronson Reed is about to eliminate Joe but Owens saves Joe, hits a stunner on Reed and Joe finishing off Bronson by hitting a huge clothesline eliminating Reed in the process.
Kofi finally gets back in by using Bronson using his back a step and jumps on to the apron and into the ring.
19 Bobby Roode
On the go home episode of Smackdown Roode is talking about the rumble and how no NXT superstars better enter.
So, all the former NXT champions and Matt Riddle gang up on him with Owens being the one to eliminating him with a stunner.
20 Alastair Black
When Alastair Black is making his way to the ring, he hits Roode with a Black Mass.
21 Shinsuke Nakamura
22 Rey Mysterio
During his Entrance, Brock Lesnar makes his way back from the ring as Brock needs his nap during his matches and goes straight after the New Day eliminating Big E and tossing Kofi over the top but hangs on but Miz & Morrison pulls his legs from under him eliminating Kofi.
23 Drew McIntyre
Shinsuke and Black are teeing off on Brock Lesnar but Drew comes in and hits a Claymore stunning Lesnar, followed by a black mass Brock, Brock is leaning over the ropes and at the same time, a Claymore and Black finally get rid of Brock.
Drew man handles Black and throws over the top rope, Black comes back into the ring and eliminates Drew just like Kurt Angle did to HBK in 2005.
24 Sami Zayn
25 Braun Strowman
Sami Zayn pushes Shinsuke into Braun Sacrificing him where Braun will Power Slam Nakamura over the top and picks up Sami throwing into Nakamura.
26 Seth Rollins
Rollins is accompanied to the ring by AOP and directs AOP to eliminate Braun
So, the AOP obliged and gets rid of Braun.
Then Akam tries to eliminate Rey Mysterio and Ricochet at the same time Ricochet hangs on but Rey cannot.
27 Roman Reigns
He walks past Rollins on the outside Rollins stick up his fist and Reigns so Rollins feels like he is safe enough to enter but Reigns starts beating down Rollins in the corner.
28 AJ Styles
AJ Styles comes out with Gallows and Anderson to even out the playing so The OC chase out AOP making every man for themselves again.
AJ attempts an RKO on Orton but pushes Orton but lives himself exposed to the Coquina Clutch.
Randy passes out and Joe eliminates Orton but from behind Owens tosses Joe over planting seeds for the eventual breakup
29 John Cena eliminated by Riddle
Here we repeat Triple H and John Cena did in 2008 where AJ is completely focused on Cena.
So, they go at each other immediately
30 CM PUNK
Here I would have a massive 10 second to build suspense then boom Punks music plays sending the crowd into a frenzy.
And the first person he goes after is Roman Reigns with the majority of people knowing that he is meant to be the “The Guy”.
Owens tries to Powerbomb Ricochet over the top rope but Ricochet counters with a Hurricanrana sending Owens flying and his elimination.
Following the Hurricanrana Roman Superman Punches Ricochet off the apron leaving Ricochet eliminated.
Cena tries AA Punk over the top but Punk holds on to the ropes to prevent his elimination leaving Cena completely open and eats a huge knee from Riddle and Punk picking the pieces and eliminating Cena.
Riddle is about to eliminate Roman but Rollins saves him leading to both men double teaming Riddle and double powering Riddle for his elimination.
Final 4 CM Punk, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and AJ Styles.
Rollins agrees to Roman to work together to eliminate Styles and Punk but Rollins double crosses Roman like The Undertaker and Kane in 2003.
AJ is setting up for a Styles Clash on Rollins but Rollins counters hitting a buckle bomb on AJ with Punk hitting a running knee in the corner leaving easy picking with Punk just Tossing AJ over.
Rollins hit an Enzurghi staggering Punk towards ropes to Rollins run at Punk but Punk Pulls the rope down.
Rollins hangs on and tries Suplex Punk but Punk is still in it
Rollins pushes Punk into the ring post Punk is down to one knee with Rollins seeing an opportunity to win how he did last year but Punk Catches him with A GTS eliminating Rollins.
CM Punk wins the Royal Rumble finally getting his main event match at Wrestlemania where he will face Brock Lesnar.
Thanks for the read till next time #StayHeel.
All Elite Wrestling – Check In By Your Man Steve Soeffner
Well, it has been a year since All Elite Wrestling made its debut. It has had several Pay Per Views and hit the air waves just a few months ago. I have been a fan of the various members of the Elite and followed their journey from ROH, NJPW, and ultimately to being the bookers of their own promotion. This transition was helped and financed by the Khan family. Honestly, I didn’t think that all of these guys were WWE bound as they really made a commitment to stay together. If Tony Khan did not come along, I figured that ROH would give them all more creative control of booking so they could get some experience and ultimately relieve Delirious of his duties down the line.
I was fortunate enough to attend Double Or Nothing at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas last year thanks to a group ticket sale with Pro Wrestling Tees. It was an amazing experience to sit ringside and get a chance to see the early stages of AEW taking shape. The fans were enjoying the original matches as we never got a chance to see Cody vs. Dustin Rhodes in the WWE. It was an awesome match and they pulled out all the stops, especially Cody’s intro where he destroyed HHH’s throne. It was a roller coaster ride of a bout and was one my personal favorite matches of the year. The matches on the card were par for the course and were not too ground breaking to me. The debut of John Moxley at the end of night was crazy and had the entire audience going nuts.
It seems like they were riding a wave with other events leading to AEW going to a weekly format with Wednesday Night Dynamite. Fyter Fest came a few months after Double or Nothing and its main event was a non-sanctioned match between Joey Janela against Jon Moxley. Kenny Omega in 2018 had helped produce an event with NJPW in conjunction with CEO fighting gaming and this was a continuation.
Three weeks later we would get Fight For the Fallen at the Daily’s Place amphitheater which Shahid Khan help develop. A portion of the gate proceeds were donated to victims of gun violence. The main event for Fight of the Fallen was a tag match between the Young Bucks vs. the Brotherhood consisting of Cody and his Brother Dustin. The last PPV before heading to weekly TV was All In where Chris Jericho defeated Adam Page to become the inaugural champion.
AEW Dynamite debuted on October 2nd2019 and since then we have seen SCU become the tag teams champs and Rhio become the AEW Womens Champion. They even produced AEW Dark which streams on YouTube and has new content every Tuesday. In reaction to AEW, Vince McMahon and the WWE machine decided to take their developmental brand NXT and air it on USA as competition. Fans now have a chance to experience the Wednesday Night wars between these two promotions. Typically, AEW has been winning key demographics in the ratings for viewers.
After watching AEW on tv for the last few months the product for me started to become very stale. I know that Chris Jericho was going to be the champ since day one. There was no way that executives at TNT were going be okay with a relatively unknown wrestler like Adam Page to be the face of their new program airing nationwide. Chris Jericho is a multigenerational talent that could help bring back some the wrestling fans that disinterested with the WWE. He is a familiar face that can go on press tours and promote the brand on different media junkets and sell it well.
The inexperience of the Elite as executive vice presidents is starting to show as well. Seeing Pac vs Omega and the Young Bucks vs. the Lucha Brothers was great the first few times, but now has become procedural after the 3rd time around. The women’s division has become awkward and is challenging to be invested in a Joshi wrestler being undefeated in a division that has competitors like Nyla Rose and Brit Baker. Some talent like Jimmy Havoc and Joey Janela are barely used on Dynamite and have been placed in AEW DARK purgatory. It really is becoming clear that if you’re not a close friend or a “pet project” of the Elite you will barely see any actual tv time.
Moving forward, I think that they need to make some adjustments if they want to keep fans interested and entertained. First thing that comes to mind is having less cooks in the kitchen. It seems like the Elite helps produce specific pieces of AEW and this creates a very fragmented show. They need to get an experienced booker as a consultant overseeing the overall production. Someone like Eric Bischoff who is familiar with producing a product for national appeal and can get new viewers.
AEW needs to cultivate the talent already within their ranks by having a mid-card or tv title. This new belt would allow talent coming up to get some exposure and help develop some feuds on AEW Dark.
I would love to see Jungle Boy get a singles run and matches against Darby Allin or Sammy Guevara. The creation of a mid-card title would help balance out the card as a whole and make fans vested in watching AEW rather than it becoming the modern-day version of Sunday Night Heat.
A truly under used talent that could help improve the product is Joey Janela. He has produced several shows for GCW and his annual Spring Break during Wrestlemania weekend is a must-see event. Joey has a natural skill of finding talent and giving them a spotlight like the meteoric rise of the French Frankenstein, PCO who had an amazing match with Walter at Spring Break 2. It seems like the execs should bring Janela into the fold and ask him for help to produce AEW Dark or the mid card title events. My only fear is that Joey will get bored of being underutilized and will want to leave.
It is a sad state of affairs when the closest thing resembling heavy weights on your roster are Trent and Luchasaurus. Fans love going to shows to see an unstoppable machine tear through the roster only to be stopped by another beast. They need to invest in talent like Brian Cage or Killer Kross who both have the physique and skill to draw eyes to AEW. I would watch the Swolverine fight against Kenny Omega for the title of the true terminator any day. Kross would be great as the leader of the Dark Order and could have a great feud with Cody.
Lastly, the AEW producers will have to actively search other promotions that they have made partnerships with to get new talent on the roster. Variety is the spice of life. The last thing that fans want to see this fledgling promotion become is a retirement program for former WWE talent (like TNA). They will need to mend fences with bigger global players like NJPW and they cannot rely on others to do it for them. Both the Elite and NJPW have wronged another last year, but need to move on to help one another grow moving forward. It would be great to see a storyline where the Bullet Club invades AEW and even recruits roster members too.
Just a year in existence and AEW has hit the ground running. Some changes will need to be made if they want to pass the test of time. I have enjoyed following the journey of the Elite for the last few years and I would hate to AEW become just a mediocre experiment.
“There’s no elevator to success. You’ll have to take the stairs” -The Rock
Thanks to the team from Heel Turn Wrestling for letting me blog for them.
The First Lady is back!
Here we have my five predictions for the 2020 Men’s Royal Rumble, taking place on January 26, 2020 – sound out in the comments with your predictions too.
5 Kevin Owens
KO is coming across as a real baby face on RAW at the moment and he’s feeling like someone who can eventually take Brock Lesnar’s title off him at WrestleMania 36. Not going to lie, would love to see him take out heel Rollins towards the end of the rumble and go on to win.
4 Seth Rollins
The biggest feud at the moment on RAW is between Seth and KO – until we see the likes of Brock Lesnar again. I’ve always been a Rollins fan and his recent heel turn has breathed a whole lot of life into a character who was feeling a bit stale *yep even to me, end of the day the guy is good at being bad*. If the winner of the Royal Rumble comes from SmackDown, I still think whoever comes out on top, be it Rollins or KO, they should get that chance to challenge Lesnar for the WWE Championship.
3 Samoa Joe
He’s been out and has been taking some time in the announcement booth, but I’m feeling like he is coming back (there has also been no announcement that he has called his in-ring career off either) and where better to come back than the rumble. He was recently taken out by AOP at the command of Rollins, so there is potential for a running feud that could culminate in a rumble confrontation.
2 Adam Cole
After the success that NXT is having, the rumble is sure to feature several of its stars. Adam Cole is coming off winning the Overall Competitor of the Year in the 2019 NXT End of Year Awards, and has surely cemented his spot in the rumble. Cole is also one of the most over competitors as well as being the leader of the Undisputed Era and current NXT champ - how can he not feature? His inclusion in the 2020 rumble will be a nice segue into a career in Raw or SmackDown in the near future.
1 CM Punk
We all want to see CM Punk back in the ring, and what a pop it would be for this to happen at the 2020 rumble. Since his re-emergence in November, an in ring return has been on all our minds. Let us just froth over the potential of having him come out victorious in the rumble, then going on to headline for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 36 against Lesnar.
Thanks for reading, till next time #stayheel
Welcome to my first blog, I’m your First Lady of Heel Turn, Sandra, and a huge Bella Mark – I also have a soft spot for my man Samoa Joe.
I’ve got a heel face apparently, and love my local Australian wrestling as well as my weekly WWE Raw and Smackdown. I love the sound of a slap landing and an amped up audience bursting into a chorus of “HOLY SHIT!”.
This year I’ll be blogging and partnering with Alcoholic Adam, to bring you a little project we have been working on titled Cold Hard Truth. Adam and I are super marks like you guys, so if you want us to cover anything sound out in the comments or contact us via the page.
As I said, I am a Bellas fan and with all the outrage at the moment over their Hall of Fame induction, I sat back and thought these people need to see they truly deserve their place. So here goes… I may convince you, I may not, but have a read and you’ll see these two pulled a Bella Buster *see what I did there* on breaking through the barriers facing the women’s division and bringing it to the forefront, where we have seen the likes of Becky Two Belts dominating and headlining.
I’ve listed Nikki and Brie’s major career highlights to show you these two did achieve some amazing things.
Do I think there are more worthy inductees out there? sure, but there is no disputing just how much The Bellas have done for women’s wrestling. Is it a little soon? Perhaps yes, this seems to be the sentiment amongst my wrestling group of friends anyway, but let’s face it these two deserve it, plus it also ties in nicely with them retiring earlier this year in March.
We are talking about two Divas Champions, with twin Nikki going on to hold the title twice, and being the longest reigning divas champion from 2014-2015 (talk about some Twin Magic). For me, and feel free to disagree with me, I feel that the Bellas essentially were a major catalyst for the evolution of the Diva/women’s division, here we had two twins who were marketable and let’s face it, all the mark boys loved, eventually forming Team Bella with Alicia Fox during their feud with Paige, and it becoming one of the most well known women’s teams in the WWE.
On sheer technique, these two were not as talented as say Bret Hart, but holy shit did they work hard at what they did- wherein September 2018 on Raw, we saw The Bella Twins compete and defeat The Riott Squad in a comeback years in the making.
At the end of the day maybe I see these two through rose coloured glasses, but as fans, I think we are all guilty of it when it comes to our favourite wrestlers. So rather than being salty about their induction, if you are that displeased pull an Elsa and “let it go” or else maybe this First Lady of Heel may get all fearless on you and take you down with a Rack Attack 2.0.
Thanks for reading till next time Stay Heel.