Yet another wonderful day to talk about wrestling! The ratings are in with some shocking numbers! I wonder if ECW on TNN defeated anybody this week... Anyway, today, I'm bringing back the Phat Video Review, as I have one of the newer WCW tapes to review. All of this and then some, so let's get right to it!
-Once again, RAW clobbered Nitro. What can I say, the WWF is way too powerful now, and WCW is very weak for the moment..or are they? A few people have mentioned that WCW is just like the WWF was before they became what they were today. Not to bash the ones who thought of this, but here's my opinion. Back in the day when the WWF was losing, they didn't have the bad backstage politics. They didn't have wrestlers bickering and crying like they are in WCW. The WWF then was simply lazy, and they still did what they still do today, and that is to make the World Champ someone who is over. The WWF back then suffered from a weak midcard, and too many shows were taped back then. WCW, in my opinion, is WAY different. They have bookers who tend to their friends, old guys who refuse to put over younger guys, and the morale in the lockerrooms is very low, as in wrestlers are very unhappy with their situation. That wasn't the WWF back then.
-For the new ECW vs. Lower-End Shows segment, you can see that ECW just missed beating WCW Saturday Night, which I was counting on happening. Instead, ECW on TNN tied with WWF Livewire!!!! That's not bad, considering they both get about the same amount of viewers each time that they are on. Livewire attracts children on Saturday Mornigns, and ECW attracts whoever watches on a Friday Night. Point being that they've tied a WWF show! I didn't expect Livewire to be the closest one yet because of their 1.7 rating last week. ECW almost tied Saturday Night too, as I'm wondering why more people watched that show than last week. Well anyway, congrats ECW, as it would be nice if you could defeat all 3 shows.
-When Goldberg comes back from his ridiculous injury, WCW has plans to build the company around him. Oh please. WCW has tried that, remember? Remember when Goldberg was world champ? The ratings went slowly down, but of course, there were other problems going on during that time. He's not the one to build around, as you shouldn't just have one guy to rely on. WCW has struggled with that idea with Hulk Hogan and Sid, who have proven during this time, that one can't carry a company. Besides, Goldberg is very injury prone anymore, so why give him the ball?
-Some are saying that Triple H is somewhat becoming a "Kevin Nash" in the lockerroom for being so close to the owner and main decision maker, Vince McMahon. But this is a good "Kevin Nash", as in that Triple H isn't having his friends as champions, nor is he holding down younger talent like the real Kevin Nash as a close man to the bosses of his company does. I just hope that nothing gets to his head in this position, because the WWF doesn't need something like that in their lockerroom. If that does happen, Vince McMahon will notice it, and do something about it. It's not like WCW, where all the problems aren't noticed.
I disagree with Flair on his opinion on the New World Order. He said that the 4 Horsemen were way better, but yet to this day, the Horsemen never drew the ratings. New World Order caught the wrestling world on fire, and the Horsemen only attracted oldschool fans. Another thing on the video, which I was shocked by, was the Eric Bischoff feud. Flair didn't bash him on the video, but somewhat praised him! They showed their long feud for power over the company. I didn't realize how good of a feud that was! Flair's commentary throughout the video is probably worth a look at, as he self proclaims himself as the best wrestler ever in professional wrestling. In a way I agree, and in another I don't. At least he put over everyone and their mother, but yet he couldn't let Vampiro pin him a few weeks ago on Thunder(oops, did I say that?)
Anyway, if you love Ric Flair, buy this video! If you want to look into the mind of Ric Flair, and see his personal thoughts on the wrestling world, buy the video! If you are looking for a good highlight reel, well, all I can say is that the Bischoff feud for power was very well covered in this video, and that's that. But overall, it was a good watch, and probably one of the best Superstar Series videos that WCW has ever made. I'll give it an
Tito's Video Dreamlist:
Owen Hart WWF video, Hell in the Cell collection, Best of King of the Ring, WWF Ladder Match collection, a newer video on Mick Foley, Best of Royal Rumble, a good NWO tape(the Superstar Series one sucks!), and many others that I'm hoping that the video divisions of the federations start making. Oh it would be so nice of them to do so.
Tomorrow: Hopefully, an ECW Hardcore Revolution for N64 review. Hopefully.
@That's it for today. I'll be back with the usual Thunder ramblings, and I'm hoping for a certain video game review to happen as well! So just chill..till the next episode. 3 weeks until 1 year of consecutive columns!
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