The Kat is gone, and took Lawler with her!
Hello, and welcome to yet another edition of Sheerah's Sharpshooter. A lot happened this week, and soon enough I'll get to all of it. But first, the Sheerah's Sharpshooter Year of Wrestling awards in now over! First, I would like to thank everyone who participated. Unfortunately, I didn't get to tally up all of the results yet, so they won't be posted in this Sheerah's Sharpshooter. But don't worry, they will be in the next one! Also, I plan to start the Trivia Contests again in my next column as well. With that, I'll go on to the rest of my column.
It's once again time for the Quote of the Bi-month! I found this one to be much easier than last time. This time there were actually two quotes that stood out in my mind, but since Triple H did make his return, I decided to go with something that he said. So here goes, this issue's quote is…"It's hard to be humble when you're as good as I am" - Triple H.
Now here's something I haven't written about in a while, Ratings News! I recently decided to take a look at the ratings since I haven't checked them out in a while. Before I found them to be quite a bore, and not worth my time. And nothing much has changed since them, because they're still a bore, and not worth anybody's time. As expected Raw beat Nitro very badly. Raw got a 5.1 composite, off of a 4.9 for the first hour, and a 5.3 for the second. Nitro pulled a 2.1 composite, off of a 2.3 for the first hour, and a 1.8 for the second. I decided to go back into my personal Sheerah's Sharpshooter Archives, and check out the last time I did ratings news. Well, it was late October, early November the last time I reported on it. In that issue, Nitro pulled a 2.5 composite, while Raw came off with a 4.9. Also in that section I made my negative opinion known about the "We've got pop" slogan, but that's beside the point. With Eric Bischoff at the helm of WCW, they wen down .4, and since then the WWF went up a .2. WCW has become boring lately, but they have been since they first fired Easy E. I like the set-up of the angles better, and their look, and atmosphere (that's the best word I can think of to describe what I'm thinking), but most of their angles are very boring. I liked the fact that they were going to shut down for a while. I think it would add a bit of mystery, and people might tune into the first episode since their shut-down just to see what they heck they were doing. But their shut-down has be scraped, so there went that good idea. But anyway, back to the point of Ratings. Livewire did a 1.2, as did WWF Superstars, and Heat did a 1.8. Can you believe it, Nitro finally got a higher rating than Heat!
A lot has happened in the WWF the last few weeks, so I plan to do some opinionating on that, as well as the stuff from this week. In other words, I'm just going to do my column like I usually do. Things from last week's Raw, and the PPV, left me in some ways incredibly happy, and in others incredibly sad. First, let's mention the happy things. Stephanie beat Trish Stratus at No Way Out, and then she humiliated her on Raw! I never expected to see Vince turn on Trish like that. But then again, I didn't expect him to do anything to Stephanie either. However, I'm happy for Stephanie, and yet sad for Trish, since both of them are my hero's, my paragons of virtue, the people I long to be like. But even so, it was entertaining. Right now I'm wondering if Vince will get another little Toy, or if he'll go solo and work on terrorizing the face wrestlers of the WWF. But then again, is Vinnie Mac face, or heel? I don't think the world will ever know. On a somewhat similar note about the PPV, another good thing that happened was Triple H beating the stuffing out of Stone Cold Steve Austin. It was such a beautiful sight to behold! Unfortunately, I didn't get to see, but I'm sure it was beautiful nonetheless.
With the good things, came the bad, and nasty things. One of them is Edge and Christian not winning back their tag team titles, and the Dudley Boys retaining theirs. I do realize that E&C have had them for a while, and now it's time for them to drop the belt for a while. But couldn't someone else have gotten the titles? What about 'Take and Kane, or even the Hardy Boys for cry'n out loud! However, I now I really can't complain about that since the Hardys did win the titles last night on Raw. Another unhappy thing for me was when the Rock beat Kurt Angle for the World Title. However, I am happy that Rock is champion, and not Stone Cold Steve Austin. I know that Kurt Angle losing the belt was another one of those "you've had it for a while, time to drop it" deals, which I can agree with. Even I was getting a bit tired of seeing Kurt with the title.
Now I'll go onto the subject that I've been putting off, because I didn't quite know how to handle it. It was a great, and wonderful angle, but then some things happened at WWF headquarters to make it change. I'm talking about the Right to Censor winning The Kat at No Way Out. I loved seeing the Kat being held captive, and forced to join with the moral ways of the RTC. She even did a good job at it too, and proved she's a good actress. But then came what happened on Tuesday, when the WWF fired her, and as a result of that Jerry Lawler left as well. I've read Lawler's statements about how Kat was let go, and I can't agree with the WWF actions on it. They should have at least given her a warning before firing her. But I guess they really didn't HAVE to, it just would have been the smart thing to do. I don't really care much for the Kat leaving, but I really do think that the storyline she was in was wonderful, and will be missed, and I am unhappy about Jerry Lawler leaving. He is a great announcer, and the commentating team will never be the same without him. I just hope that when Vince picks another commentator, he doesn't do something stupid. I'm hoping that they're going to replace him with either Bobby Heenan, or Larry Zbysco. Of course, I REALLY hope they get Heenan, but if not, then Zbysco will do fine. Heenan is the master of wrestling comedy, and would make a perfect edition to the WWF announcing team. I also just hope that he doesn't decide to have Paul E. Dangerously on full-time.
You know, I really used to like the USA Network, until I read the recent quote from their CEO, Barry Diller. What he said about WWF fans is quite stereotypical, rude, and just plain stupid. Without any further ado, here is his ignorant quote on losing the WWF to TNN: "That audience-12 to 19-year old, pimply-faced, mean-spirited males- came, watched, and went on to whatever god-awful other pursuits. USA Networks is doing just fine now." First of all, I take offence to being referred to at a pimply-faces, mean-spirited male. Second of all, that was a completely ignorant statement. And third, if he didn't care much about the audience, why did he fight so much to keep the World Wrestling Federation on USA. Remember all of those stupid lawsuits? His words aren't matching up to his previous actions, which shows that that quote was nothing but a lie straight from the pit of hell.
I really must find WCW tiresome, because I just found out that Booker T. returned to WCW. I know you're probably tired of hearing me say this, but I still don't like him. Maybe I'll like him more this time around, but I doubt it. I know this has nothing to do with his wrestling ability, but he has the ugliest haircut. It looks like a style that would be on a weird rapper. But I can't really complain about him, because I like him a lot better than the person he wrestled in the first match of the night, Rick Steiner. It's safe to say that Booker T is my favorite out of the two.
This Kid Romeo seems to be very familiar to me. I'm not quite sure where I've seen him before, but I know I have. I keep thinking that he was on Los Super Astros, but for some reason I doubt he was. But since Schiavone made the comment that he wrestled in New Japan Pro-Wrestling, that's probably where I saw him. He seemed to do "okay" in the match, I wouldn't say he was exactly good. I'm sure he'll get better with time though. But you also have to realize that the rest of the people weren't that great either. Don't get me wrong, I see a lot of potential, especially with the other team (their names escape my memory at the moment). Without a doubt, the person with the most talent that was in the ringside area wasn't in the match. Yes, I'm talking about Chavo Guerrero Jr. WCW always seems to find good ways to use the Guerrero family, I only wish the WWF could do the same.
Finally! Triple H has returned! True, he hasn't been gone for long, but I've missed hearing him gloat about being The Game. He certainly made a correct statement when he said "It's hard to be humble when you're as good as I am". Other than that his interview was the normal gloat, call someone out, and showing off his nice mic skills in various ways. But for some strange reason I kept going back to the thought that Stephanie was wearing one awesome necklace. Yes, an odd thing to think about, but nonetheless that's what I was thinking. But also during the entire "fight" part, I was wondering what Triple H's shirt said. So I'll take that as a sign that for the rest of the night I'll be noticing the clothes and accessories that everyone will be wearing.
On Raw they followed up on the Trish Stratus/Vinnie Mac/Stephanie angle. However, I'm not quite sure where they can go with it now. Okay, they humiliated Trish, and now she supposedly knows her place. Whats going to happen next? Are they just going to drop the entire thing? I'm sure we'll all find out on Thursday if they continue to play with the Stratus and McMahon angle. In my opinion seeing Trish stripped down to her undergarments was humiliating and degrading for not just the Trish Stratus character, but also for Trish herself. Of course, barking like a dog didn't do much for her either, but I did find that part to be a bit entertaining. Then seeing Stephanie confront Trish in the backstage area was a show of great acting of the part of both actresses. I can remember when Trish first came to the WWF, and she had horrible mic skills. Of course, it was the same with Stephanie, everytime she said "Andrew" with that squeaky voice I felt like screaming. Both of them certainly got a lot better at their interviews.
It looks like that's it for this edition of Sheerah's Sharpshooter. Vince did a great deed when he assigned Debra to be the manager of the Rock. That should definitely be an interesting storyline. I'm not sure what was funnier, the look on Triple H's face when he heard Debra was managing Rock, or the reaction that Stone Cold had to the recent managing news. There isn't much more to say about WCW, it was just the same old thing. But the parts I did watch of it, I heard that "Flair is going to do everything he can until the new owners take of WCW". So I guess Bischoff will make an angle out of Fuscient Media Ventures buying World Championship Wrestling, that angle should be quite interesting. Before I end my column, just another reminder about my mailing list. So if you want to sign up to receive my column every time it's released, e-mail SheerahsSharpshooterfirstname.lastname@example.org and follow the instructions e-mailed to you. Well, that's it for this time, and here are my Closing Remarks!
~I love William Regal, I just thought I should say that.
~I expect big things to come from the upcoming Benoit/Guerrero feud.
~Hi-Ho! Hi-Ho! We want commissioner Snow!
~Paul E. Dangerously soooo should not be Jerry Lawler's replacement!