Welcome to the Weekend edition of the PDC, or the Week In Review edition of the column. It's been a long week for myself, personally, and I'm looking foward to a summer without school to worry about for a change. Give me a few days to clear my mind from being burnt out, and I'll be churning out some special columns very soon.
It's funny how much of a prick the Ultimate Warrior, Jim Hellwig, or the Warrior is about Davey Boy Smith's death. What, is the Warrior bitter because he was busted receiving steroids from Davey in 1992, which led to his firing from the WWF that kept him out of the wrestling spotlight for nearly 4 years? Warrior is leading the same life of steroid abuse that Davey has, and yet he makes rude comments like he did. When the Warrior's body starts breaking down from his own personal steroid use, let's not pity him.
On to the Week in Review.
NWA-TNA announced the signing of Ricky Steamboat to appear at their 1st Pay Per View. As much as I like Steamboat, no potential buyers of today's fanbase, mostly created by the WWF's big boom of 1998, will even know who he is. NWA-TNA especially needs to sign people who can WRESTLE today, not those who are valets or those who are long retired, such as the great Ricky Steamboat.
On RAW, Monday... The show was mainly centered around the Main Event of Ric Flair vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin. Flair tried to screw with Austin, making him sign a contract that didn't allow punching in their match and for the loser, he must be the servant of the winner. In a decent technical bout, which would bore most, Austin won the match, despite Guerrero's inteference. We'll see what occurs Monday about how Flair will have to serve Austin.
Shawn Michaels made his WWE return by becoming the new member of the New World Order. He came out, danced, and that was it. No promos, just dancing with Nash providing some hand signals. Other notes... Bradshaw won the Hardcore Title, easily beating Steven Richards. X-Pac and Booker T advanced in their King of the Ring qualifying matches.
Not too much on a Tuesday, oddly enough.
WWE Velocity did a 0.9 rating, but Confidential continued its early success with a 1.3 rating. But how long can this last? Every WWE show has initial success, only to fall off the face of the earth, such as what happened to Excess. I liked the 2nd edition of Confidential, and I look foward to this week's show.
I can't believe the NWA-TNA fell for the oldest trick in the book. Why on earth did they sign Rick Steiner???!? That's just damn near suicide for a promotion. Instead of scooping up all of the great lightweight talent on the market, they sign a dinosaur who has NO respect for the youth of wrestling. He's too stiff in the ring and he's no where near the wrestler he used to be. I wonder if the NWA-TNA is using Rick as bait to maybe sign Scott Steiner?
Chuck and Billy would win back their World Titles, and I guess, their stylist Rico. Hurricane's stalker was revealed to be Nidia, and her boyfriend Jaime Noble attacked Hurricane. Let's hope it helps to boost the Cruiserweight division. Chris Jericho and Val Venis would advance from their King of the Ring qualifying matches. Jericho won from an Edge forfeit. Edge has a legit shoulder injury, and Jericho's attack was to give more reason to keep Edge out for a while.
Good Smackdown overall.
1wrestling reported that parts of the Hogan vs. Triple H match was edited from Smackdown. All I can say is this: GOOD IDEA. The match was remotely watchable, and it's definitely wise to keep this up in the future for all Hogan matches. Too bad you can't do the same for Undertaker RAW matches.
4. Kurt Angle - The man. Go get Hogan!
3. Eddie Guerrero - Push him to the moon!
2. Steve Austin - Beat Flair, despite being limited on punching.
1. Triple H - Got the win over Hogan, and in the process of that, made him look good in the match. Well, editing occurred, too.
WEAK of the WEEK: Recycling the Royal Rumble 1994 finish.
The NBA WEST of Wrestling: The Undertaker
WHO AM I??: Jaime Noble
STOP DANCING AND TALK: Shawn Michaels
OUT OF AWARD IDEAS FOR THIS WEEK: Mr. Tito
AOL Instant Messenger: BookerTito - It's recommended that you send your questions or feedback as your first message so that it could be answered, instead of saying "hi", "hey", "what's up" or whatever else. Just get to the point, please, to make it easier since I get drilled with messages.
WRESTLEPALOOZA.com - Audio Show, Columns, News, and more!
The Backyard Wrestling Link - Links to many backyard federations and more!
KOLTERSHOCK!!! - A site that you shouldn't view with small children present!
X-Entertainment.com - One of the most entertaining pages on the net!
@Week in Review should pop up sometime this weekend, even if it's late on Sunday. Until then, just chill...
Take Care, and Thanks for Reading.