Alright, welcome to another edition of the Phat Daily Column. This is the wonderful Saturday edition, columns on days like this are rare..but not for me! It's ECW on TNN review day! How on earth could I miss such a great day like this to review ECW's finest? I can't! Well anyway, on to the PDC.


-Smackdown, the show that carries UPN and made UPN what it is today, ended up with a strong 5.3 rating. Good God, the WWF is on fire! I personally don't think it's the quality of the shows, but it's the thought that Stone Cold Steve Austin MIGHT show up. All of the other wrestlers like the Rock, Triple H, among others are good ratings draws, but nothing like Stone Cold Steve Austin. He can put the WWF over the top when he's on television, and the obvious proof is in the ratings. Hell, just wait until he can wrestle again...then we'll really smell the ratings.

-One thing that really bothers me is the finger pointing at Perry Saturn for injuring Tazz. For some reason, some various people are reporting that Saturn has had problems backstage when it really isn't true. Saturn did NOT purposely injure Tazz, and I highly doubt he would even think about doing that. Read his columns to see how he really feels. He enjoys the WWF, and he's a straight shooter, so if he had problems, he would address them on his weekly column.

-Speaking of Tazz, it was said that he was booked to defeat Chris Benoit for the Intercontinental title on the recent Smackdown. Damn that sucks, because that win would have put Tazz over, big time. Now Tazz has the task of starting all over again in the WWF. Who knows, maybe Crash Holly will welcome Tazz when he comes back, and defeat him as well!


-It's hard to say if Macho Man might be at the pay per view, but any rumored names would be great right now. Very low buyrates are expected for this pay per view due to the ruining of the main event(by adding Arquette), and the bad week of ratings after David Arquette won the title. Oh my, shocking! I can see a central part of blame for WCW right now for such low ratings for poor Vinnie Roo. His idea to create such a surprise with Arquette winning the title isn't paying off. Now, he could have had a solid main event match, with more at stake, with only DDP and Jeff Jarrett who would have put on a spectacular match. But nooooo, we have to throw in David Arquette.

-Another person who the wrestling world "claims" has problems is Mike Awesome. Of course, that probably might be true. Here's a man who just walked out of ECW to join WCW, was about to trash the ECW title, and is now getting more spots than other wrestlers do that have been with WCW for so long. I really think that it's more of jealousy because WCW went out of their way to spend a good amount of cash on Awesome in ECW payoffs. Plus, I think they are jealous that he's ACTUALLY TALENTED, and that's hard to come by lately, especially for a big man.


First off, for those of you who are wondering where the great Mr. Shill is....well, I packaged him up and sent him far, far away.

Oh no, heat between the Impact Players!!! Good God. I've never seen two guys just yell at each other like that and make absolutely no sense. It's not the type of feud that can draw new viewers either. Speaking of not drawing viewers, Lance Storm fought a long match with Kid Kash. Funny, as this match could take place in WCW in a few months!

I really want to know what that skit with the Sinister Minister, Mikey Whipwreck, and the Dangerous Alliance was about. That was probably the most f*cked up sketch I've ever seen from watching wrestling my entire life.

Jerry Lynn, who I always accidentally call Jerry Flynn, returned to the ring tonight to fight "Rob Van Dam's best friend" Scotty Riggs Anton. Gee, this could have been a Worldwide match 4 years ago, and Lynn, then known as Mr. J.L., would have to put over Scotty Riggs. My oh my have the times changed. I just love those "is he part of the Network" questions, because it reminds me of the days when Shiavone would question "is he part of the NWO" or Ross would say "is he part of the Corporation". Times are a changing, and having a group take over a federation like the way the Network does just doesn't work. Lynn, the rebel that he is, says "no" and takes the role where he's out on his own. Ok.

Plain and simple for ECW to get ratings: Make Tajiri the Heel World Champ! But nooo, he's gotta be a good guy and fight against the Network. Tajiri can draw the heat, and his wrestling style can anger fans when he's fighting their favorites. But nope, we have to have that Impact Player as champ. Good tag match at the end, I suppose, as Sandman joined Tajiri to defeat Rhino and Steve Corino.

Speaking of Corino, I want to "put my foot in my mouth" for saying he's untalented in my early ECW on TNN reviews. I'm sorry for that, and I'm very glad that I was proven wrong. He truly does bust his ass in the ring, and lately, his mic skills have been drawing some major heat. My hat is off to you.

ECW on TNN Phat Stats

Matches: 3
Clean Wins: 2
Screwjobs: 1
Disqualifications: 0
No Contests: 0

Last Word: Not a bad ECW show, but certainly not an eye opener either. I'm thinking that ECW is really hurting from the loss of Mike Awesome because that man put on some great matches in ECW. No RVD or Sabu also hurts ECW as well. Who knows, as what I just said means nothing to today's review. Well, I guess the "not an eye opener" covers it. I'll give it a


this week. I predict another 0.9 in the ratings.

@That's all for this wonderful Saturday edition of the Phat Daily Column. Enjoy the day because decent weather is everywhere today! So until the next column, which is tomorrow filled with Slamboree predictions, just chill till the next episode!

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