Who Came Up With Championship Scramble Idea, No Mercy Theme, More

— Although Matt Striker credited Pat Patterson as the creator of the Championship Scramble matches, he is actually not the innovator of the idea. Patterson is said to have been a fan of the idea, as it had characteristics of the Royal Rumble, but the match itself has had variations of it performed long before WWE used it at Unforgiven.

— The official theme for WWE’s No Mercy pay-per-view event next month is Metallica’s “All Nightmare Long.”

— The Wrestling Observer is reporting that Paul Burchill’s WWE future may be in question as he hasn’t been used on TV in a while. It’s being said he is now on the proverbial “chopping block.”