Welcome, everyone, to the column that is still kicking after 3 long years. That's right, and thanks to the feedback I requested, I'm sure we'll keep the ball rolling for a little longer. The ideas sent in were quite interesting, and I'll take all of them in consideration. One idea will be present here, as the Jackson 5 or my top 5 wrestler list shall return to the Weekend edition of the PDC!
One idea, though, is for me to do a fantasy column on how I'd book the shows. I guess since I rip apart the WWF writers, many want to see me put the money where my mouth (or fingertips) is. I'd have to think about that, but I do suggest feuds or ideas throughout my show reviews or whatever else. Take for instance the suggestion of Christian becoming the Hurricane's new tag partner. Not only would they become a great tag team, but they could very much play off each other's comedy. Maybe I could put more ideas into my column about how I'd book a show or play out a feud. Writing an entire column, just trying to write WWF storylines, would be annoying, to me, after a while. But we'll see.
Other ideas, from the early set of feedback e-mails, included adding more comedy to the column and to maybe take a column to focus on one wrestler in the WWF. The comedy part stems from my own parodies that I used to do with the 20 minute interviews. For some reason, I haven't done them recently in my RAW Hypes. If I find a moment to whip out a parody interview, I'll gladly do it. I like the wrestler idea. I just need an appropriate day and format to make it seem really good.
Also, a few of you suggested to cut down on the swearing. At times, I'll admit, I can curse like a truck driver when I get mad, especially about some recent editions of WWF RAW lately. I'll at least give an honest effort to cut down, although I could yield to temptation.
As for ALL of the feedback. I'll give more of my replies to the e-mails once I get on a high-speed connection at school. My beastly Compaq from Hell only has a 56K connection, still, which isn't very good for reading hundreds of e-mails. Well, I could read them here, but I'd lose several hours of my life doing so.
Oh, and speaking of hours.... be sure to set back your clocks an hour, as it's that time of year where you will have an extra hour of sleep or whatever. My extra hour is used to write up this column.....
In Multimedia news, I'm nearly halfway through the Dudley ECW video, and I'm churning along through Mick Foley's second book. I was able to finish a paper due for school on Friday, so I have some free time when I'm not working or seeing the extremely lovely Mrs. Tito. Getting done with your homework, early, does pay dividends.
In today's PDC, we are going to beat a dead horse. Why? Well, it's time to do one of those "how to improve the WWF" type columns. But I have reason... Several individuals are challenging critics to openly state how the WWF product could be improved. I have a nice amount of ideas in my head... Also, we'll do the returning Jackson 5, as I promised above.
Works for me. On to the PDC.
CONCLUSION: Those are just a handful of ideas that I've thought of lately. Here are some more, but brief ones. I believe that the WWF should look into improving the role of Stone Cold Steve Austin. His backstage segments have really become stale, as has his intimidation of fellow Alliance members. Maybe have the Alliance turn on him? Keep pushing Rob Van Dam, but be sure to warn him or threaten him that if he busts anyone else open, he'll pay for it. I really like the role of the Rock lately. His recent feuds have been really intense, and he's wrestling much better than I've ever seen him. Keep it up! Also, keep Chris Jericho as WCW champion for a while. It appears that the title means more to him than what it did for the Rock. The Rock vs. Jericho feud is total money. Get rid of Stephanie's involvement in the feud, and let the wrestlers tell the story!
#4 Kurt Angle - Depushed, unfortunately. Too bad the WWF can't blame its own storylines instead of Kurt Angle for its ratings downfall. At least the midcard division will improve?
#3 Rob Van Dam - The Whole F'N Show continues to amaze me with his ability to work quite well with the WWF main eventers. The fans absolutely love this guy. As they say in Spaceballs, it's all about Merchandising! Get RVD some t-shirts, fome hands, and much more!
#2 The Rock - I believe that Rocky is at his best ever right now. Possibly peaking for all of his potential. His wrestling has much improved, and his right hands don't bother me, as much. His feud with Jericho is total money, and the Rock's willingness to put over other wrestlers is excellent.
#1 Chris Jericho - Finally receiving some appreciation by the WWF, and he's fitting the role as WCW champ nicely. Great win over the Rock at No Mercy and the same with Booker T at Smackdown. Oh yeah, he won the tag titles too.
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@Hey.... that was a very fun column to write! I hope to be back, on Monday, with a RAW Hype to get everyone ready for RAW is McMahon. Oh boy, I'm very pumped for the Shane vs. Vince streetfight (sarcasm). It's not even Monday, and I can smell the ratings! Just chill till the next episode!
Take Care, and Thanks for Reading.