If you haven't yet figured out that the WWF is better than the WCW, you
must not have seen the two Monday night shows.
Since WWF was delayed for two hours due to the U.S. Open coverage on the
USA network, WCW had no competition at their time slot, but once again
failed miserably to win back fans. It was hard for me to watch it for more
than five minutes at a time. It's sad to think about the writers for the
WCW and what goes through their minds. I'm going to take over their job
today and tell them what needs to happen to win back their fans, including
Goldberg. The Man. The new champ.
His record is virtually unblemished and yet they refuse to give him another
title shot. He was the champion and his record was a mind boggling
His only loss came when he was "cattle prodded" in the back in his match
with "Big Sexy" Kevin Nash, a former UT basketball player.
So next Monday night, here's what they do: ditch the whole Hummer angle and
the Hulk-Goldberg alliance and make the two fight each other for the title.
I'll definitely watch it, and many others will too. With "Stone Cold" Steve
Austin out indefinitely, take advantage WCW! That kind of match up will
slam WWF's main event.
Now with me as the writer for the WCW program we're going to turn "old
school." Do you remember the early '90s when Hulk was the champion for
lengths up to two years or so? I do. Do you also remember the Hulkamaniacs?
I do. Do you remember how popular he was and how popular the whole
wrestling world was? Of course you do. It's time to do it again.
This time it won't be the Hulk, but the 'Berg. Goldberg that is.
After he beats Hogan this Monday on Nitro he's going to hold that belt for
months, maybe years. Who knows, I might let him hold it for his whole
career. That's the way to get the WCW back. I guarantee it.
But the "real" writers can't think of that so here's what they gave us for
our viewing entertainment.
In an exhausting and boring couple of months, people such as Lugar and
Sting keep bringing up the Hummer driver. Oooohhhh!!!!
Well now they've come to the conclusion that the revamped Hulk Hogan was
the man behind the wheel. Who cares? Not me, not you, not anybody.
With the hummer issue out of the way now we can get on with more important
issues. Goldberg for example. He and Hulk teamed up against the Triad (DDP,
Bam Bam Bigelow and Kanyon), a quality match for the most part with big
moves from big names. The match ended with a DQ in favor of
In other eye straining matches, Rick Steiner held on to his TV title by
disqualification when Saturn ran in to interfere. Sid Vicious got his
unblemished record up to 75-0 with his interference win on Disorderly
Conduct. I don't blame you for not caring.
About the only interesting thing that happened on Nitro was the end.
One hour later the "real show", WWF Raw is War, came on. This show
was a classic, not for the matches, but for the interviews.
The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment Today, The Rock, won the
war of best showman with his hilarious interviews throughout the night. The
atmosphere of the show was remarkable at the very beginning when he made
his way down to the ring. When he started his speech, the electricity only
After being jumped by WWF champion HHH backstage, co-owner Shane McMahon
gave both The Rock and Mankind their shot at the title. Or so we thought.
The Rock had to beat the Undertaker, scratch that, The Big Show, to move on
to HHH. Mankind was told he had to beat the entire Mean Street Posse to
move on. It ended with a huge choke slam through the announcers table on
The Rock and a DQ'd loss by Mankind. Neither was awarded. But their night
Later, in another interview by The Rock, Mankind came out and proposed a
tag match for the belts between the two and the tag team champs, The Big
Show and The Undertaker. The Rock agreed with Mankind but warned him to
stay away from The Rock's lines and sayings and to just do what he says. Of
course Mankind obliged. The match was set.
After The Undertaker left his partner to fend for himself for some unknown
reason, The Big Show fell to the clutches of the double "People's Elbow"
costing them the belts. Don't be surprised to see a rematch either this
Thursday or on next week's Raw.
I hope the WCW writers were taking notes and maybe then they can come back
into contention for the ratings. It's just too bad the fools aren't smart
enough to figure it out. We'll just have to wait and see.
Edge goes to WWF's Monday Night Raw. Again.
Rumor Mill: There's really not much going on out there but there are rumors
that Rey Mysterio Jr. is talking to the WWF about signing later. Once
again, another crucial loss by WCW. Goodbye Rey. Goodbye Buff.
WCW needs major rewrite
Published: Wed Sep 01, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 02:04 p.m.