Welcome to the one and only Phat Daily Column. Ratings are in, and boy are they a shocker for one end of the stick. Also, lots of news is floating around about Smackdown and Thunder, with special appearances and special matches. Good stuff is going to happen in the wrestling world. Anyway, on to the PDC.
-Newsweek has a great feature mainly on WWF wrestling in their newest magazine. On the cover, they have Chyna and the Rock, and they have a great article entitled "Why America's Hooked on Wrestling". They also have a small feature called the "Anatomy of the Family Business" where they discuss the money made off of television, books, video games, merchandise, cds, and their website. They also showed a graph of the WWF stock, which goes straight down. They say "Despite a recent stone-cold price, the WWF is still valued at over $1 Billion". Also in that section, they show the Rock and his wife! They also have a feature on the McMahon storyline which is rather funny to read. Then, of course, the magazine questions "Is this Too RAW for Kids" in one of those concerned parents sections. It's a good read, even if you hate Newsweek, so check it out!
-Injuries are starting to catch up with the WWF now, and it just happens on when they have padded their roster well lately. Rikishi sprained his ankle good against the Rock, as I have the feeling that his knee was hyperextended before that ankle injury. X-Pac hurt his neck on Monday Night, as you must worry because a neck injury put him on the shelf for quite some time in WCW. The Undertaker tore his pectoral muscle, as we might not see him again for a while. According to pwtorch.com, Eddie Guerrero injured his arm in a tag match on Smackdown. Triple H continues to work hurt, as his knee is still bothering him from being hyperextended. This can't be good for the WWF, as they can see how badly injuries are killing WCW.
-Wow, this year's lackluster Halftime Heat did a 5.0!! That's remarkable considering that all it did was feature the Dudley-Hardy match and have a weak interview with Stone Cold.
-Some people are suggesting that Nash's ankle injury is fake because he's doing it just so he doesn't have to work the houseshows anymore. All he does is piss and moan about doing houseshows, and how he shouldn't have to do them because he's such a precious booker. Whatever. He does nothing but whine in WCW, and I'm sick and tired of hearing the way he wants to control WCW. It seems as though from the moment he became booker in late 1998, he's lost his touch. I actually used to be a fan of his until he allowed Hogan to control him and defeat him for the World title to reform the NWO. It showed Nash's weakness then, as he's still weak today. He's one of WCW's main problems today. If you aren't friends with Nash backstage, you might as well forget about a good wrestling career. When Bill Busch and company were looking to fire somebody when they fired Russo, maybe they should have dropped Nash as well.
@That's it for today. Sorry about the delay today, as I needed some sleep this morning. I'll be back tomorrow with some possible Thunder thoughts and some other stuff. So just chill...till the next episode!
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