Welcome back to the Phat Daily Column. No Monday Night ratings today, as they will be released later today. I'm really curious to see how Goldberg's return affected Nitro's second hour. I'm also wondering how Kid Rock helped the ratings as well. You know we'll find out later today, and the effects could be huge because I thought both shows tried to put on their best Monday. Enough of this, on to the PDC.
Before I forget...thanks to Adam Hellebuyck and Marti Murphy for holding up the TITO letters on Thunder! Also thanks to Barry for this as well.
-Try to sign Masato Tanaka to be a full time wrestler in ECW. Each match that Tanaka wrestles for in ECW, he takes a ton of bumps and shots that no other "hardcore" wrestlers could take. Plus, he's a great performer as well, and his ability could help ECW to be much stronger.
-Get the Best out of Raven and Sandman before it's too late. Raven may be on the outs, but the match 2 weeks ago against Justin Credible showed that Raven can still perform. If he's just about done with ECW, have him put over more wrestlers in good matches. As for the Sandman, it's apparent to me that the best years of the Sandman are behind him. He does have a good feud with Rhino right now, and after he puts over Rhino, have him put over another heel, like possibly Steve Corino?
-Take the title from Justin Credible....for now. Credible is a great wrestler in ECW, but I personally feel like he isn't up to the level as champ yet. Maybe give the title to someone in the meantime, and let Credible build himself up to a bigtime heel and recapture the title. I don't know, maybe having him as the champ will work.
Those are just suggestions, and not written law.
Looks like Time Warner is looking for buyers for the only company which gave them losses...WCW. Out of all of their assets, WCW was the only one without any kind of profit, but in fact it had generated lots of losses. I'd say that's reason enough to look for buyers, or they could at least have faith in Bischoff/Russo? Nah, they wouldn't be talking selling WCW if they weren't uncertain of its future right now.
Tonight on Thunder, we may see what this surprise is for WCW! I've heard rumors that it could be Shaq coming to WCW for something special. Who knows? Here's a preview of what's to come tonight on Thunder. It's NON SPOILER.
Chris Candido vs. Terry Funk
Billy Kidman vs. Horace Hogan vs. Sting
Shane Douglas vs. Jeff Jarrett
Kronic vs. Shawn Stasiak and Chuck Palumbo
Ric Flair and Reid Flair vs. Vince Russo and David Flair
Rick Steiner and Tank Abbott vs. Scott Steiner and Kevin Nash
That's a pretty loaded Thunder if you ask me. Hopefully, it looks good on camera as it does on paper. We'll see about this tonight.
I've been receiving a lot of e-mail lately about Chris Jericho. Many are pleading for him to turn heel soon because they miss him as a heel. They also feel that now he is prime to start a high profile feud with the Rock. I somewhat agree with the heel thing, because I really hated Jericho when he was a heel in WCW. As a heel, he can really start crap and he can talk much more trash than he does now. With a heel Jericho on the mic, it could bring out the best in the Rock's mic skills. Now that would be a treat.
@That's it for today. I'll be back tomorrow with the ratings and more PDC to go around. Be sure to check out the Newly Designed Phat Pharm which has a new issue of the Superbook, and the awaited return of BAD TITO, my alternative column if you haven't read it yet.
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