Daily News from New York, New York on September 2, 2000 · 492
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Daily News from New York, New York · 492

New York, New York
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Saturday, September 2, 2000
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When the restaurant first opened, it was done so as a licensee of the WWF, which didn't take a large responsibility in running the complex. That changed in May when the WWF bought back the franchise rights from the 905 Parkview Group. The organization is now in the midst of a turning WWF New York into an "entertainment experience." That is exact ly what you will be left with after going to the res- f taurant, located at 1501 Broadway. You enter the complex off of Broadway and are immediately in the merchandise area. The store has all of the most popular WWF items, as well as things that are unique to WWF New York. After that, you go down the stairs into the restaurant itself. The first thing you see is the stage area, where more and more the WWF has been filming angles for their shows (such as one with the Dudley Boyz on this week's "Raw"). It is a state of the art setup. Another thing that sets the complex apart from its peers is the 27-foot television screen. It shows all of the WWF programs when they air on TV. Obviously, a major draw to the restaurant is airing the WWF shows in an environment where people share a love for the business. In addition to "Raw" on Mondays, "Smack-down" airs on Tuesdays, uncut as it is taped live. Then, there is a special version of "Smackdown" on Thursday that has WWF New York exclusive footage while the home viewer sees commercials. The WWF airs all its pay-per-view shows Wallace can By RICHARD HUFF DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Going into the 2000 season, it appeared Kenny Wallace had everything going for him. He had a supportive sponsor and a team owner with Winston Cup championship credentials. However, the season hasn't turned out as well as planned, and this week Wallace sought, and was granted, his release as a driver for Andy Petree Racing. So far this season Wallace is 29th overall in points Winston awards bonus money to only those 25th and higher and he hasn't finished in the top 10 at all this year. Word is Wallace is in t""" line to take over the No. 27 Eel River Pontiac now driven by Mike Bliss. Wallace will remain with APR through the end of the season. "We had our successes at Andy Petree Racing, but at this point in my racing career I feel a certain urgency to do more with the time I have left," said the younger brother of series champion Rusty Wallace. "In the best interest of myself and everyone at Andy Petree Racing, I felt that a change was in order." Wallace has had a six-year relationship with sponsor Square D, which traveled with him from his previous owners to Andy Petree's shop. That partnership will end with Wallace's departure. Safety first: Jeff Burton this week tested a new safety system that would help in cases of a stuck throttle, which has been blamed for the racing deaths of Adam Petty and Kenny Irwin. The new system uses two sensors mounted on the intake manifold and the here as well. In addition to the WWF memorabilia, there are plans to add more attractions that will enhance the experience. They plan on adding a camera system that, while patrons walk down the steps to the restaurant, will take their pictures and then superimpose them into a wrestling scene. They also plan to have WWF title belts there that people can take their picture with, as well as a game where people can "wrestle" as their favorite stars. Bumps and Bruises The WWFs SummerSlam pay-per-view last Sunday was one of the best shows of the year. The WWF is doing a great job with the way it is playing out the Triple H-Stephanie-Kurt Angle sce nario. ECW had two great events in Manhattan last weekend. Mikey Whipwreck and Yoshibiro Tajiri won the ECW Tag Team Titles on Aug. 25, only to lose them the next night to Guido Maritato and Tony Mamaluke. ECW will return to the Hammerstein Ballroom the first weekend in December. The footage from both events will air on the company's TV shows over the next few weeks. They can be seen locally on TNN and MSG The WWFs SummerSlam radio special was slated to air on WNEW but never did. Calls to the station didn't give us any answers as to what happened. Former WCW president and current consultant Eric Bischoff met with WCW boss Brad Siegel on Wednesday in Atlanta. Rumors coming out of WCW are that Bischoff may have been acting as the front man for an investment group that would consider buying WCW. . . . Even though its show aired late, the WWF still won the ratings war this week as "Raw" did a 4.9 to 3.5 for "Nitro." For all of you Internet wrestling junkies, be sure to check out Dave Scherer's The Daily Lariat wrestling news at www.lwrestling.com. shop around brake system to measure pressure. If a driver applied 850 to 900 pounds of brake pressure normal when trying to stop a car running wide open it would automatically cut off the ignition and give the driver some control. "We tried to simulate the throttle hanging and it worked every time," Burton said. "This system gives the driver more time to react and get control of the car. The driver no longer has to identify the situation, look for the kill switch and hit it." Roush Racing conducted the test with NASCAR inspectors standing by. The sanctioning body has asked Roush to begin producing the system I for other teams. The compa- ny will have a dozen ready in two to three weeks. Pit notes: The International Speedway Corporation, the track ownership portion of NASCAR, continues its feasibility study on using the Meadowlands as the site for a speedway. The study is expected to wrap up in January, a company spokesman said. Busch Series regular David Green will substitute for the injured Bill Elliott in the No. 94 McDonald's Ford. Last week, Elliott fractured his kneecap in a home accident. . . . Paul Tracy has signed a new deal to continue driving for Barry Green on the CART series. . . . Today at 4 p.m., Flemington (NJ.) Speedway kicks off its Challenge of Champions weekend with a 250-lap Enduro event, and a 100-lap American Race Truck National Championship. Tomorrow at 2, the track will stage two features with the ARDC Midget Series, a Late Model event and a Street Stock and Truck Championship. And on Monday, it hosts a 100-lap Modified race. ..... It h H M s ; II J I H H u m I 13 I tl P II II ii p u

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