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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-15-2013, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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WM 19 World Tag Title Match

Just found this on Lance Storm's website:

As great as the trip was there was a big down side to this event, as my scheduled Tag Team Title match got changed weeks out (with William Regal’s illness) and then later (only a day or two out) bumped off the official WrestleMania card and demoted to the live Sunday Night Heat Pre-Show match.

When Regal got ill he and I were stripped of the World Tag Team Titles, and Chief Morley and I were declared the new Champs. There was some debate on whether Morley and I would defend the Titles against Kane and RVD or whether The Dudley Boys would face Kane and RVD in our place. The decision was made to have the Dudley’s in our corner and Morley and I would defend the titles, and of course we then got bumped off the show.

The reason I was told we got bump was that the show was timing out long and one match would have to get bumped and since we weren’t the originally advertised match anyway bumping the changed match made more sense that bumping a promoted one. The match listed in the official WrestleMania XIX program was William Regal and I defending the Tag Team Titles against Kane and RVD. Getting bumped off the show was a big deal, in addition to not being featured on the biggest event of the year, having your match on Heat rather than WrestleMania results in a huge reduction in your pay cheque. We still had to perform the match that night we’d just be doing it 30 minutes earlier and getting paid not nearly as much money for doing so.

Needless to say none of us were happy about getting bumped and our moods did not improve much when we realized the “Miller Light Cat Fighter girls” would still be having there scheduled Pillow/Cat Fight. That’s right the World Tag Team Title match was getting bump off of WrestleMania so two girls from a beer commercial could do a pillow fight. As mad as I was that night I was even madder when I sat down to watch this event now because I didn’t realize that in addition to their pillow fight, they had 3 backstage skits through out the night hyping their “match”. In addition to the 3 skits and the bad “match” Limp Bizkit performed twice, once for Taker’s entrance and once just because, leaving me thinking there was easily 10 minutes that could have been trimmed off this show to allow us on the card.

I always wondered the reason why this wasn't on the show. Kane, in particular, deserved better.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-15-2013, 07:41 PM
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Re: WM 19 World Tag Title Match

Interesting read. That match definitely shouldn't have been bumped. Thanks for posting.

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I always wondered why that match was on heat.

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Re: WM 19 World Tag Title Match

Yeah that really should have been on the main card. I mean I dont get the point of all these mini concerts and backstage segments at WM anyway. The only backstage segments that should ever be on a WM should be an interview hyping an upcoming match, everything else is completely pointless. Over the years other WM's could have added an extra match had it not been for worthless shit, like last year, they had that Brodus Clay thing, Flo Rida and MGK performing like 2 twice EACH and other backstage segments, could have made time for another match. I just hope they utilize their time better this year.

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Re: WM 19 World Tag Title Match

I remember being pissed off about that. The Miller Lite Catfight girls were the bottom of the barrel in terms of Wrestlemania celebrities go. I remember thinking "Why them? Seriously, does anyone know their names?".

I am not saying the Tag match would have been stellar or anything, but I would have much rather had that go on instead of a pillowfight nobody really cared about, the bad backstage segments that went a long with it, a 2nd Limp Bizkit performance, and a few other things here and there.


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Re: WM 19 World Tag Title Match

This always bothered me. It would have fit on the card like others have said. Wouldn't have been anything spectacular, but it would have been nice to see Van Dam and Kane on the main show..

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Poor Kane gets treated like shit.

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I can fully understand his frustration. They could've easily removed that pointless Miller Cat Girls thing as well as removed a minute or two from some of the other matches to give it enough room in the main card.
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Re: WM 19 World Tag Title Match

Why are people saying Kane deserved better, Lance Storm definitely deserved to be on that Wrestlemania card.

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