Welcome back to the wonderful world also known as the Phat Daily Column. Ah yes, nothing like a wonderful Tuesday to evaluate the wonderful Monday Night shows. On one end, you had the WWF who were coming off of a pay per view. On the other hand, you had WCW coming off Thunder with David Arquette winning their World title. Well, enough of this introduction, as I have LOTS to discuss in today's PDC, so let's jump on it!
But first...another proud moment as Mr. Tito...
For Tomorrow's Column: The Book Review for DDP's book, Positively Page, will be done tomorrow for those who are wondering. I just finished the book last night, so I'll have today to gather up my thoughts about it.
Those were some of the worst things I've ever seen booked on a wrestling show. Terrible, terrible, terrible! Russo has put on 3 or 4 good Nitros in a row, IN MY OPINION, without booking crap like this. Why the hell did they even consider having Hugh Morris pin Scott Steiner? That's ridiculous, and I'm sure Bucky, who runs the best Big Poppa Pump site, won't be pleased. Also, having Tank Abbott lose to David Arquette on the same night he defeats DDP? How crazy is that crap, and how low can you make Tank get. Although I'm not a big fan of Tank, I will say that his career is ruined. First he taps out to Crippler Crossface from Sid, and now this? Terrible, terrible, terrible.
And you know what the sad thing about this show was? Any skit involving Hulk Hogan, I enjoyed. Yes, for the past few weeks, Hogan has been very entertaining on Nitro. Any of the segments involving himself, Kidman, or Mike Awesome have been the best parts of Nitro. Tonight, it carried the show and saves it from a terrible grade in the gradebook. I'm glad to see Awesome get the win over Hogan. I'm praising Hogan for putting over some young guys! Sting and Vampiro's skits were OK, but somewhat unbelieveable.
Now I'm not saying they were bad matches, but come on. WWF has a long roster of guys to match up instead of booking matches that have already been done. Especially the Jericho and X-Pac one. Those two have wrestled each other soo much in the WWF it's ridiculous! Two of them carried over from the Pay Per View, and didn't resolve anything. T&A got another win over the Dudleys, and Eddie made easy work of Essa. Rock and Shane was done on a RAW recently(I admire that tough bump Shane took though), and Tazz and Benoit have wrestled 3 or 4 times already in the WWF. Innovative is the key.
I forgot to mention this yesterday, but the Big Show had me in tears at Backlash with his Hulk Hogan imitation. That was legit funny! He did a great follow up with Rikishi tonight, but I can't help but wonder where these parodies will take his WWF career. I have to give the Baltimore crowd lots of credit. They were very hot tonight!
Hey, my favorite team(sarcasm) Too Cool returned. Did you see how well Scotty Too Hottie did in the Lightweight division? Well, why not try it again too Brian Christopher, I mean Grandmaster Sex-ay. Yes, you got the win over the Hardys tonight, so enjoy that. I still say they should remain in the Lightweight division to make it that much better. My God, that women's match was interesting. Although I enjoy watching Crash Holly perform, his runaway hardcore gimmick is wearing thin.
-WWF Greatest Hits highlight show did a 2.0 this week, which isn't bad considering it wasn't hyped too much and it was only advertised on UPN. Still, it's good for UPN, as they are slowly becoming a big network to reckon with. I'd expect this rating to be a little higher, but it was just a highlight show on a Friday night. I'd think that people would rather watch a current show with new matches, like ECW on TNN, on a Friday...but they don't!
@That's all I have for you today. I shall have more tomorrow, as I will have the Ratings Analysis and the book review on Positively Page as well! I'll see you tomorrow! Be sure to check out the Backyard BBQ, which you can by Clicking Here.
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