All hail King Kurt, our Heavyweight Champion!
Hello all of my Sharpshooter fans! It's that time of week again, and I'm back with another issue of Sheerah's Sharpshooter. First, I'll start off with Trivia, and then go on to the rest of my column. So, here goes!
What name did Chris Benoit go under when he wrestled in Japan?
5)None of the above
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A miracle has happened! The ratings have turned a little bit interesting! Although, I would put the accent in the words "a little bit". In fact, Raw almost didn't get twice as high a rating as WCW! WCW Nitro got a 2.3 composite, with a 2.7 for the first hour, and a 1.9 for the second. Where as WWF's Raw got a 4.8 composite, with a 4.5 for the first hour, and a 5.1 for the second. However, Raw still got away with doubling Nitro's rating, and even had a nice .2 to spare. I just find it amazing how every week WWF not only beats Nitro, but they also get at least double their ratings. However, the WWF didn't get their usual rating in the 5.0 area, so I don't think that the heads of the WWF are too happy with that. But still, they won, and they won big.
It's been a sad week for Bret "Hitman" Hart fans. World Championship Wrestling has shown their true sluggyness (yes, I know that's not a word), and fired the one true, great wrestler that this sport had to offer. How foolish can one company get? First, I read a chapter in Mick Foley's Autobiography a couple days ago (trust me, even though I've been reading it for months now, it's a great and interesting book. I just don't have the time to do things anymore.), about how they messed up calling on a very potential moment in his career, and mentioned that that was the also the company that let him, and Stone Cold Steve Austin go. Of course, the Chapters I read also said how they mess everything up. Those statements he made were just confirmed when Bret Hart was fired. So, as of now, Bret Hart's professional future is in limbo (although, I think "purgatory" would be a good word to describe it's current state as well). Another large mistake they've made is letting go Scott Hall. He's another great in this sport, and they can't afford to lose anymore. But the person I'm concerned with is Bret Hart. Think about it, he's 43, and is around retirement age. I hope that he isn't thinking about retiring, but that's really the only place I see him going. He's just been fired from WCW, he can't go back to the WWF thanks to Vinnie Mac, and ECW would just be a waste of his talent. I'm hoping that he'd rethink about going to the WWF, but after what's happened to him and his family (with his career and brother Owen), I don't see him going back. Bret's also too good to go into retirement yet, and he can wrestle better than most of the people in both the WCW, and WWF. Sure, go ahead and say I'm being bias, because I am. After all, for those of you who've taken Chemistry, you would know that "Bias" is a mental partiality, or leaning towards, based on information and knowledge. And I have enough knowledge and information gathered to know that Bret Hart is one of the greatest wrestlers this sport has seen, and doesn't deserve what unfair treatment he's been given.
As I have previously mentioned before, not only Bret Hart is the victim of WCW's idiocy, but Scott Hall seems to be as well. However, at least in this situation I can some reason for him to be released. Hall has been a big problem with WCW about his drinking, and getting drunk, and his conduct while getting drunk. So I can't exactly blame WCW for this. With the Bret Hart situation, he did nothing wrong, and it seemed that he could still be used on TV (since they have in the past). But with Hall they really couldn't. But nonetheless, I still don't want to see Scotty go. He's another one of those great wrestlers that will be missed. But I guess we could all look on the bright side of this, at least Hall has other places he can go. He could go and join the rest of his Klique buddies (without Kevin Nash of course) in the WWF, that is if they'd hire him. Just think, DX could be reformed with another member of the original klique. Now all we need is Kevin Nash and they would be complete. I think that would be a totally awesome idea. In fact, why not just ditch the DX idea, and have the Klique. Just imagine seeing Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Scott Hall, and Kevin Nash reeking havoc on the WWF. Wouldn't it be lovely?
It's time, once again, for another PPV. As you all know, there was one last week but I was unable to make any comments about it. However, I will be able to make some for WCW's Halloween Havoc. Sure, I'd prefer to talk about a WWF PPV, but I've got to take what I can get. First off, from the promos, it looks like WCW may be planning something big. I have absolutely not clue what it could be, but I still think they're leading up to some surprise. Although, knowing WCW, they're going to totally mess up. But I guess we should give them a benefit of a doubt (and if something big doesn't happen, the company will be hopeless and lost for forever). First off, my prediction for Booker T. vs. Scott Steiner is plain, and simple. The annoying Booker T., in my point of view, will retain the title because I'm not lucky enough for him to lose it (plus, who would want to see Steiner as champion?). Next up, Goldberg vs. Kronik. Since it's way too early for Goldberg to lose on his new winning streak, and Kronik is a nothing team, I'm going for Goldie. For the Jeff Jarrett vs. Sting, I have a torn decision. I like both the Chosen One, and the Stinger, but I think I'll have to go with Sting for this match. For the Handicap match between General Rection and Lance Storm and Jim Duggan, I vote for Rection (probably with the help of Major Gunns). Next on the list is Shane Douglas and Torrie vs. Konnan and Tygress, and my prediction is for team Franchise to take away the win. Reno vs. A-Wall, I'm not even going to take the time to make a prediction for such a nothing match. For David Flair vs. Buff Bagwell match, it's obvious that Flair is going to win, and then later find out that Buff isn't the father of Stacy's child. Now for one of the only matches I'm interested in, The Cat and Ms. Jones vs. "Above Average" Mike Sanders, in a 3 round KickBoxing Match for the Commissionship of WCW. I'm hoping that Mike Sanders will take away the win, because I think it's time for a change of power to lean towards the heels in the federation.
I've changed my mind about how much I hate Scott Steiner. I don't despise him as much as I did before Nitro started. Only because he came out and made fun of Booker T and his lame sayings. Save the Drama for your Mama? What exactly does that mean anyway? Then there's the one that horrid saying, "Don't hate the player, hate the game". I'm just waiting for one of the wrestlers to come out and say "What does Jean-Paul Levesque have to do with anything?". Know that I think about it, Booker T. isn't the only WWF copy in WCW. The other one is Kronic. They're bad boys for hire, which oddly enough, reminds me of the one and only APA. Oh well, I guess there isn't anything I can do about it. But I still don't like Kronic, especially since they went after 3 Count. I actually got excited when I saw the infamous pop singing sensation! But that was cut short when Brian Adams and Clark went after the award winning singers.
It looks like one of WCW's fears has come true. Kevin Nash spoke about Scott Hall on air. However, I'm not sure if they're still in Australia, so I'm not sure if it was planned. Obviously, if they were still in Australia, they could've cut out the interview (so they evidently wanted it if it was kept in). However, if it was live (and it probably was), then WCW had a problem. What would be nice is if the whole Scott Hall firing thing was a work, and he's the surprise that they have in store for us at Halloween Havoc.
YES! It's happened! The one person that I've been pushing to joint he Right to Censor has finally seen the light! No, I'm not talking about Mona. Hey, I'm sure Mona is okay, but she's not the one that has their certain flair in calling people perverts. Yes, it's IVORY! First I thought that my day couldn't get any better when I heard that Kurt Angle was champion. Well, I guess I was wrong. The high of my day was knowing Kurt was champion, and seeing Ivory fight the good fight. Don't get me wrong, I still admire and look up to Trish Stratus. But now I'll also be cheering for someone who represent the real woman, and represents what guys really want. Let me rephrase that, she represents what the un-perverted population wants. Of course, I must take credit for Ivory being apart of the RTC. Remember a while ago when it was said that Mona would be the next Right to Censor member. Yep, that was when I wrote on how Ivory should be with them, and not Mona. Sure, it could be just one big coincidence, and it probably is. But let me bask in the glory for a little bit before I come and hit reality.
This week in wrestling has come to an end, and I'm extremely happy that Kurt Angle is the WWF champion! He finally got what he deserved! Mick Foley did make things a bit interesting when he made Kurt defend the title again Triple H and the Golden Boy, Rocky. Surprisingly enough, the bookers knew what they were doing and Kurt Angle retained the title. But what amazes me is that Kurt hit Triple H and the Rock with the belt with the referee seeing it. But, Mr. Hebner didn't call for the bell until Rikishi made a run-in. Then there was other stuff going on in WCW. The only really interesting thing was Mike Sanders vs. The Jung Dragons. More interesting stuff happened in the WWF, like the opening interview with Rikishi and the Rock. Although I would've preferred to see a longer Kurt Angle interview, and less of Rikishi on television. Well, I guess I will leave with my Closing Remarks.
~Poor Al, why did he have to lose the title? He was such a fun champion!
~I don't care what anyone says, I STILL like Mike Sanders.
~I hate Stevie Ray, and I hate his announcing
~I never though I'd say this, but I actually found the MIA dressing up as Team Canada a bit humorous.
~Please, give Raven interview time!
~Well… at least Edge and Christian had the belts for a couple hours…