Mr. Tito's Phat Daily Column Submitted by Mr. Tito on 6-20-00 @ 09:55 EST
Welcome back to yet another Phat Daily Column. Today is not just any Phat Daily Column, but the Monday Night Impressions edition of it. Now with the Monday Night hype edition, I got some surprising feedback. I figured many WWF fans would come after me for my mock interview on the column, but instead, it was loved?!? Wow, one of the many surprising things I get to go through each day with this very column. Anyway, on to the PDC.
WCW Monday Nitro
My overall impression of this show was the same from previous weeks. They are trying anything and still confusing the world with their sloppy storylines and bad characters. The only new changes I noticed tonight, without Russo, were better matches this week. Other than that, it's just another strange week for WCW.
Nothing new or really exciting happened this week on Nitro. Kevin Nash fought the Cat for Scott Hall's contract, which only means there will be a swerve soon! Oh joy, Bill Goldberg ate the contract, and challenged Nash to a match at the Bash for Scott Hall's contract. Hey Nash, would it be worth it since Hall lasts only about 2 months at a time? Speaking of Goldberg, THANK GOD he defeated Horace Hogan cleanly. That would have been torture if Goldberg had to resort to some heel ways to win. Good job there WCW.
WCW attempted to jump the ratings with Jeff Jarrett and Big Poppa Pump. Little does WCW know that Jarrett is NOT a ratings draw with WCW. Jarrett slipped from the win, which makes me wonder when Scott Steiner will get his chance to be the World Champ. I'm thinking that Mike Awesome will win the title off Steiner soon, thus allowing Steiner to move up. Plus, Awesome will be a damn good US champ in my opinion.
As for the rest of the show...it had it's decent wrestling action and the Russo leftovers. Need I say more?
Last Word: Good wrestling action, but bad purpose and terrible storylines to hurt those very matches. From early e-mails, I've seen how many fans enjoyed the action of it, and I'll agree there. The storylines are just too ridiculous and so forth. I'll give it a
just for the decent wrestling action. Storylines are still looney though. I predict a 2.6 in the second hour, against RAW is WAR.
WWF RAW is WAR
I think I made some bold predictions in yesterday's parody column. I said there will be an interview to set up the whole show, and that they would have a "special" match with the Rock. Ugh, I hate predictability. That's not good for the grades.
Now the wrestling action blew Nitro's away! King of the Ring matches, besides Eddie vs. Chyna, were spectacular. Especially Buh Buh vs. Kurt Angle. Those two went at it hard, and provided one of the best opening matches for RAW ever. Of course, what is that followed by? Long interview to set up the rest of the show, or to have a surprise by Linda. OOOOOOH, let's put the World Title on the line for King of the Ring! I CAN SMELL THE BUYRATE NOW!!!
It's also funny how the WWF really shot down the tag division by having their top 3 faces defeat 3 separate tag teams. Way to go WWF!
The Hardcore title added even more crazy title reigns to its list. Gerald Brisco, who is one tough customer on Wrestlemania 2000 on N64, defeated Crash during his King of the Ring match. Funny thing about that match was that it got Bob Holly disqualified. Anyway, Brisco then lost the title to Pat Patterson who literally screwed Brisco from behind. Crazy things with that title. Again, this title is MEANT to be a JOKE.
Last Word: Too bad the WWF did the same repetitive garbage this week, because if they didn't, it would have been a graet show. But for great wrestling action, I'll give it a
for this week's show. I really hope that King of the Ring is the climax for the Corporation X versus the World thing. Enough already. I predict a 6.0 against Nitro this week.
Overall, good action for both, but bad or stale storylines going along with it.
Other Wrestling Stuff
ECW on TNN had a 0.8 for this week's show. Hehe, I have NO RIGHT to say anything about the rating since I didn't catch the show this week. It's a shame too, because with the WWF lawsuit coming to an end at the end of this week or beginning of next, it would have been one of the last shows for the ECW reign on TNN. Argh, I'll be sure to catch it this week.
Oh my, I forgot about commenting on the Goldberg and Triple H situation. Apparently, Goldberg confronted Triple H at some kind of show, and Triple H just laughed at him in his face, and Goldberg walked away. Whatever. This all really stems back from Triple H dogging Goldberg on an interview, and when Goldberg placed the blame of rumors about himself faking his own injuries on Triple H. I'm sure Goldberg will go on the Tonight Show and challenge Triple H, just like did for Stone Cold, eh? That wouldn't surprise me, it would thus make Goldberg look even worse than he did when he challenged Stone Cold.
@That's all for this edition of the Phat Daily Column. I'll be back tomorrow with more PDC to go around. Just chill till the next episode!