Welcome back to the Phat Daily Column. Well, we are heading into Halloween Havoc folks, and the question remains on what will happen. Questions about Hogan, Sid, and the tag title situation should be something to look for an answer on Sunday. Well, anyway, enough of that, on to the PDC.
-Smackdown did a good 4.8 this week, and many expect that to go down once Thunder begins to be booked better. Something that I thought was interesting, is the fact that while the WWF is paying more attention to this show, their other show will be attacked by WCW. Yes, it's nice to beef up the network show, but you could also do the same for RAW. RAW has been decent throughout the weeks, but we haven't seen the top quality matches on RAW unlike Smackdown. Many people have wrote about Smackdown ultimately beginning the WWF's doom, because writers and wrestlers would have a rough time handling the schedule. With that, you saw the WWF bookers leave with one of their reasons being the fact that they were being overworked. The WWF houseshows have been diluted due to the heavy work schedule. WWF wrestlers don't go at it as hard as they used to due to the fact that they have to work two television shows a week. But like everything, I think the WWF will find a better way to keep things fresh and not kill their wrestlers at the same time.
-Jim Ross reports that Miss Kitty signed a long term deal with the WWF. Ross said that the WWF talent personnel were impressed with her talent and her attitude. That's cool, as I got a kick out of her outfit Monday as she tried to look like Chyna. Everyone keeps asking me where Debra is. Well, you could either say that she's under "creative analysis" or you could say she's taking a well deserved vacation. She's been on the road and at every television show for the past few months, and with her dropping Jeff Jarrett a few months ago, it has been a good time to take that time off. She'll be back eventually, but the question is: Who will she be managing?
-The WWFE, the stocks of course, jumped from 21 to 24 Friday. That's fairly good, but one could suggest that it's only making huge leaps due to the fact that it's new. Some brokers suggested that the WWF stock will eventually level out at 19, and then gradually grow from there. Is it worth buying a part of the WWF? That's up to you, but if you kept up with the numbers recently, it's looking pretty good so far.
-Thunder this week pulled of the usual number of 1.9 as they keep the same average number this week. I figured interest from Nitro would have pulled up this show, but the show itself, I heard, wasn't wrote by the new creative team. Of course, the creative team won't make a difference for Thunder considering that half of their talent have guarantees in their contracts to not wrestle Thunder. Hopefully, that policy is changed because there are lower payed workers who bust their ass on that show.
-Damn. Poor Ultimo Dragon is forced to retire due to the surgery that he had on his elbow which cause it to be literally useless. That's a shame, because Ultimo was a great worker for his time. I felt that he was the best foreign wrestler that WCW had while he was there, as he had a better overall ability than the others. I'm going to miss those times when he would be on the top turnbuckle with his head doing a handstand. I'll miss that devastating powerbomb, as I was hoping that I'd see that again some day. So long Ultimo..(Credit: Isaacs)
-Speaking of retirement, the Nature Boy Ric Flair just might end up fighting his final match at WCW this Sunday vs. Diamond Dallas Page at Havoc. I suppose he isn't too thrilled about the new creative team at WCW, but I wonder what is really going on. He seemed thrilled about Eric Bischoff leaving, so why is he frustrated. Many say he came back to have control over WCW with Bischoff gone. That could seem likely, but I don't know. Maybe the new creative team has no use for Flair. It would be a shame to see him leave since he can still talk the talk, and walk the walk.
@Well, that's all for today. Thank you very much for reading, and I'll be back tomorrow with yet another edition of the Phat Daily Column. The one year of the PDC is coming Tuesday, so expect a lovely surprise to go along with that. So just chill...till the next episode.
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