Piper Off Cyber Sunday?, Val Venis/WWE Update, & More

Ryan Clark


A commercial promoting Cyber Sunday aired in the Washington D.C. area during SmackDown last night. Washington D.C. is the site of Cyber Sunday as the event will take place at the Verizon Center on October 28. A Cyber Sunday commercial that aired in Canada originally advertised “Rowdy” Roddy Piper as being one of the choices for the referee of the World Heavyweight Championship match along with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Mick Foley. The commercial now advertises JBL as one of the referee choices for the match, thus replacing Piper. The commercial also promoted the WWE Championship match. The stipulation options for the match are Hell in a Cell, Falls Count Anywhere, and No Disqualification.

Yesterday was the 10th anniversary of the death of former WWE/WCW star Brian Pillman. Plans are in place for a Brian Pillman Memorial show to be held within the next few months. They stopped doing the shows a few years ago when the show organizer, Les Thatcher, stated that he didn’t have time to plan them anymore.

Val Venis is still leading the poll of who WWE fans want to see win the WWE Championship match at No Mercy with 40% of the vote. Another interesting pick has emerged behind Venis as Gene Snitsky is currently in second place in the poll. 17.74% of the voters want to see Snitsky as WWE Champion. He is ahead of Triple H, who stands at 14.30%.

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