Welcome back to the one and only, and 172nd consecutive Phat Daily Column. People keep asking me if I'm going to be like Sid and add another column to that since I did two PDCs Monday. I don't think so. Lord knows I don't want to be like him. Anyways, the ratings are in! Did football make a difference? Did Nitro attract RAW viewers from the previous 2 weeks? Also, can RAW take their top spot back with the regular upper 5's and lower 6's? Let's find out, on to the PDC!
-Alright, I was correct about the lousy second hour. When you put on a match like Disco Inferno vs. Erik Watts as your second hour opener when RAW is beginning as well as Monday Night football, what will viewers do? Will they
A) Continue to enjoy Nitro, and cheer Erik Watts on?
B) Say 'this sucks' and change it to RAW to see what's happening there?
C) Go to ABC and enjoy some Monday Night Football?
D) Beat their head against the wall since they are a frustrated WCW mark?
Well, looking at the WWF's ratings, and since Football scored a 16.2, everyone most likely picked B and C. WCW needs to realize the opening segment of the second hour is by far and away one of the most important parts to winning some ratings. They got under 3's this week, and that's horrible! I don't care if the Football game affects what. I don't think WCW properly got Sting over as a heel. I don't think WCW cared at all about the second hour. The first hour until Ricky Rachman, was spectacular. Great matches, and great interviews. But noooo, they had to drop the ball. Hopefully, the new management can learn from their mistakes.
-Alright, I'm only mentioning this just because everyone keeps asking me. Scott Steiner was scheduled to come back to last week's Nitro, but he decided to delay his return. Apparently, he wants to get back to the size he was before he was injured. That seems fair, but Luger, I hear, isn't what he used to be, and he's wrestling? That's why Luger wrestled in his street clothes. I suppose he's too ashamed for everyone to see how small he's become. But oh well. Big Poppa Pump returning would definately help WCW's cause, as he was probably the best heel before he left.
-Well, Nitro had some talent last Monday that wasn't used. The talent, we'll call them the Outsiders. Well, Scott Hall showed up, and Kevin Nash was there booking, but they weren't used. Some people insist that the Outsiders would consist of Hall, Nash, and Bischoff. That's not the case. Bischoff is only involved on making the idea of the Outsiders coming back. This time, he wanted to do it right and have no other 'jobbers' tag along with Hall and Nash. Since it was Bischoff's idea, the new WCW management isn't going to go through with the Outsiders just yet. So Scott Hall socialized, and Nash did his horrible booking as usual.
-Yesterday, Lucas stated on his daily news thing that Vince McMahon won't be coming back to a full time basis. This was only a one shot deal, mainly used to get Triple H over. I felt it was an excellent comeback from Vince, as he looked really pissed off! I miss Vince around. He's easily one of the best wrestling personalities ever, and he's a good reason why fans tune into WWF everyweek. They love to see him screw over someone, or get a stunner each WWF show. Hopefully, he decides to comeback full time soon. He probably isn't coming back full time because he knows that he doesn't have to without any competition on Mondays.
-What the?!? Wrestlemaina 2000 promotions already?!? Yes, already. The WWF really wants to hype this event to be the biggest sports entertainment event of ALL TIME! Plus, they are hyping it now to also give a little hype to the upcoming video game Wrestlemania 2000. I personally think that the WWF is jumping the gun a little now, but I suppose it's something to look foward to.
@Oh well, that's it for today. So until the next PDC, why not chill till the next episode?
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