Holy macaroni, it's Saturday already. It's been a long and interesting week, for it was my first full week out of college, full-time that is, for the school year, which made me stay up about 2 or 3 hours passed my average bedtime. I usually go to bed at 2 am by the way.....
Today, I will debut the Week in Review, which I really hope goes well. I'd really enjoy doing the history columns, still, but time is money and I don't have it to spend these days, even if I'm done with school, full time. If the Week in Review sucks, it will get dropped quicker than a Russo WCW angle!
Thanks again for all of the computer help, as I'll read through your emails, today, to see if there's anything else I could do before reinstalling Windows, which is my last resort. I just want to bodyslam this computer, and then give it a piledriver. Yeah, a piledriver! Well, maybe I should just give Bill Gates a piledriver for creating such a shitty Operating System, which DOES have a monopoly over America's computer system. We'll see how big and bad Microsoft is when the X-box fails completely.
Blah. On to the PDC.
This week saw the King of the Ring shape up a lot more than expected, with the Main Event announced and the 8 KOTR qualifiers now in place. The main event was booked Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit vs. Steve Austin, which puts smiles on a lot of people's faces, compared to having another Austin vs. Undertaker main event match, which I'm still saying will happen, but now at WWF Invasion. Austin's beatdowns on Jericho and Benoit on RAW caused a lot of eyebrows (not the Rock's) to raise, although that may have been redeemed after what happened on Smackdown.
As far as other television highlights, Ms. Hancock made her big WWFE debut on Smackdown, and a lot of hardcore WWF fans are just shocked. They didn't see those long legs because they refused to watch Nitro or Chunder. Yeah, they laughed at me for my loyalty in watching WCW shows. I had SOME incentive to watch, ya know. Also this week, Tajiri made a very good debut for his first WWF television bout, shelling his whipping boy image and busting out the Japanese Buzzsaw. Come to think of it, the WWF did RIGHT for bringing him up as Regal's slave, because it allowed fans to get familiar with who he was. Having William Regal as sort of a manager won't hurt at all, either. The King of the Ring is really looking good right now. Spike Dudley also got the chance to get his name kicked around, more, by headlining Smackdown in a match with Steve Austin, although the ratings weren't showing it at all.
Decent television week, and pretty newsworthy as well. On to the awards...... (NOTE: Best Wrestler is listed below the Jackson 5)
This cage match was just tough, and more power to both Benoit and Angle for the great risks they took. The match finished off with Steve Austin screwing Chris Benoit out of the win, and allowing Kurt Angle to become victorious. It puts heat on Benoit's feud against Austin, and it puts emphasis on Kurt Angle being a heavy favorite to win the King of the Ring this year. Awesome television match, here, by the WWF for this week.
Anyway, Jericho and Benoit basically win this award because they were successful in defending the World Tag Titles against Edge/Christian. It was a good old school tag team match, loaded with tag moves, cheating, and 2 face in peril situations. You don't see that much in recent tag matches, for they go more with highspots instead of fundamentals. Jericho and Benoit won after the classic heel duo slit up tease. This match was probably #2 in the rankings, behind the Best Match this week.
This match ended the possible KOTR showdown, but with no Kurt Angle help as promised, it's apparent that Albert may get his chance to show more of his ability against the biggest achiever in the federation. It's unknown, however, where Kane will go now, although some big slug could roll around and give him a challenge. He's a good and deserving IC champ, who should have a lengthy title reign for the first time in his career, for his year's of dependability and willingness to work with ANYBODY.
4. Steve Austin: Trying to be as psycho as possible. His petition stuff on Smackdown was just hilarious.
3. Chris Jericho: Wrestled good this week, and took a beating on RAW.
2. Chris Benoit: This guy is peaking in great lengths. Although Jericho is getting the pops, he's not wrestling as well as the Crippler.
1. Kurt Angle: See below.
For Smackdown, Kurt Angle was the whipping boy for the Undertaker. It's amazing to see a guy who is marginally improving by the week, face a guy who is totally decreasing by the week. Undertaker allowed for Angle to get the cheap DQ win, because putting over people, at least lately, is bad for his health. Before the match, though, Angle talked to X-Factor and sort of formed an alliance with them. That might not be a bad idea for X-Factor's future, although I have a feeling that we'll be seeing Albert vs. Kurt Angle, this week on television, since Angle didn't help the Prince out during his match with Kane.
In my opinion, Kurt Angle is the best the WWF now has to offer. He's the absolute BEST talker, and his transition from amateur wrestling to pro or studio wrestling is just outstanding. He's definitely using those 3 I's to his ability.
I do bet that we'll see a lot of tag matches with two KOTR competitors tagging up against two other KOTR competitors. That's WWF booking tradition, and I'd be hard pressed if they did something different there. I'm not sure what the WWF will do for a main event, though, since Austin has fought Benoit and Jericho many times, in separate singles matches, already. Hopefully, the WWF will announce the main event a little earlier than what they did with Spike Dudley this week. But hey, I guess that means a 20 minute interview? Shoot.
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@That's all for today. I hope you've enjoyed the first ever Week in Review PDC, as I enjoyed writing it. I'll be back with something unknown tomorrow, so just chill till the next episode.
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