Yes indeed, it's the SATURDAY edition of the Phat Daily Column. Who else is crazy enough to wake up on a Saturday morning and do a column? Anyway, we had some good quality ECW on TNN last night, which I will grade, give Phat Stats©, and impressions. Also, the usual OPINIONS on the wrestling world by myself. Oh, it will be such wonderful fun! On to the PDC.
-Here's something I thought of the other day when I was "reporting" it, and that's about Hulk Hogan. You see he missed Thunder so that he could watch his son play hockey. That's cool and all, as wrestlers do have to be fathers at times, and Hogan had permission to do so. BUT, can you remember what Ric Flair was suspended over a while back? Flair had permission to watch his son wrestle, therefore, he would miss a Thunder appearance. WCW granted Flair permission, but yet he was suspended and kept off television for a long time! Therefore, compare these two situations. Both had permission to miss Thunder, but yet one was suspended..and it wasn't Hogan. It was the man who has busted his ass for NWA/WCW, not the one who starred elsewhere and walked in with praise. I need to say nothing more.
-I was looking through my local newspaper yesterday, and I was shocked to see what was on the back. It was a long article covering the WWF! It talked about how successful it's been recently, and how the business world is starting to give some credit to the WWF for their achievements. It also talked about how they had the top rated cable show, and how they have saved UPN. Also, they discussed various wrestler appearances, like the Rock's appearance on Saturday Night Live, and how that drew big numbers on ratings. The paper said that the stock market is finally realizing it as well, since the stock has started to rise as of late. I was glad to see this, as lately, it appears that the WWF is finally getting the respect it deserves.
Wrestlemania predictions will be tomorrow, I swear!!
Tajiri fought Little Guido in a decent overall match. The ending was a good one, as I mark out for anybody who spits the mist to win a match. He sit a good one right in Big Sal's face while he had Guido up on his shoulders for some reason. Here's something that ECW should do with Guido. Dump Big Sal, and let him tag up with Tracey Smothers again. Those two were so funny to watch in their day. ECW does have Smothers again right now, so why not try it again? :)
Danny Doring and Roadkill were attacked by the Baldies, who has only one talented guy, Grimes, and he's on lend from the WWF! Anyway, this sets up a 6 man match were we are "surprised" to see Dreamer as their partner. The match itself was pretty good, but the other two baldies aren't very good. I don't see why they are pushing Angel so much, because he's horrible! Anyway, Grimes took some mad bumps off the gaurdrail which was flat on the ring. Those had to have hurt.
Main event time, and we have Cyrus vs. TNN's favorite wrestler, Super Crazy. Cyrus, being the evil and cruel person that he was during his Jackyl days(sarcasm) decides that Rhino should take his place. My thoughts about that are GOOD. Great match by Rhino and Super Crazy, and the ending was spectacular!!! Rhino got sunset-flipped on the top rope into a table. Usually, wrestlers break through the middle. Rhino didn't. He busted the end and broke the legs in able for the table to break. Damn!!! Crazy also took some mad bumps through tables during the match too! Afterward, the Mean Corino Posse came down and beat up poor Crazy. Then, "ENTER SANDMAN" plays, and the Sandman canes everyone and their mother. Stiff cane shots by the Sandman, but they didn't work. Mean Corino Posse beats his ass too, and Rhino speared Crazy into Sandman and they all went into a table! Crazy bump! Also during this segment, I think Corino and Jack Victory held up Sandman only for Rhino to take some unprotected cane shots that were painful to watch.
ECW was all matches, except for two interview segments. First off, it was Mike Awesome wanting a challenger for his World Title(you know it will be Tanaka), and the other was a very strange one with Jimmy, or whatever he calls himself now. You know, the guy who managed Mortis and Wrath..James Vandenburgh or whatever. Anyway, he was using fortune cards to tell wrestlers future, and he starts laughing. Then, from underneath his table, sitting on the ground, Mikey Whipwreck is there laughing too. I'm hoping that Mikey Whipwreck wasn't doing anything to Vandenburgh underneath the table, sort of like Police Academy one. Yecch!
I know this is non wrestling related, but if you haven't seen Final Destination yet, go do so. That movie is a thriller!!!
@That's it for today's edition. I'll be back with LOTS of Wrestlemania goodies for tomorrow, so why not just chill....till the next episode!
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