Anything really can happen in the WWF!
Welcome once again to Sheerah's Sharpshooter! Goodness, was this ever an interesting week in the wrestling world! The WWF bought their competition, Chyna returned, Austin joined Vince McMahon, Trish turned on Vince, and Wrestlemania made record attendance! Not only that, but finally, the results to the SSYW Awards are up! Plus, it's that time again… Trivia time! I was thinking about having a question I used in the past that still no one has answered correctly, but I decided against it. But I did decide on an easy question to start up the contests again. So, here we go!
Who accompanied Hunter Hearst Helmsley to the ring on Summer Slam '97?
4)Some Blonde that no one knew the name of
5)None of the above
(Note: Send all answers to Sheerahs.Sharpshooter@juno.com)
Now it's time for the usual Quote of the Bi-month! Believe it or not, it didn't take me long at all to figure out which quote deserves mentioning. I picked it out last week on Raw, but decided to wait and see what this past show had in store for me. There were a few good quotes, like when Triple H said "I mean Vince, I mean the guy who hid this whole kissy thing with him and Stone Cold". That was a good one, but it didn't beat the one that I originally planned. So here we are, this column's Quote of the Bi-month… "The RTC and the APA are having a F-I-G-H-T" - JR.
It's Ratings Time! And guess what, the Rating are interesting! Yes, that's right, it's not the normal killer. Although, WWF did kill WCW, but not quite as badly. It is kind of odd to think that Vince McMahon beat himself in the Ratings War, but I anything can happen in the WWF! First, WCW Nitro got a 3.0 composite rating, with a 3.1 for the first hour, and a 2.9 for the second hour. For the past few weeks their composite has been around 2.1, so that's a great improvement. WWF Raw is War got a 4.7 composite, off of a 4.1 for the first hour, and a 5.3 for the second. To be quite honest, I liked the show that WCW put on. Not just because of Shane coming out at the end of it either, I just liked it because it was well-planned, and had good matches (with the exception of the Scott Steiner match). That Ric Flair vs. Sting match was amazing, and I hope to see more matches just like that one. I won't give the WWF full credit for the great night of matches, because it was originally Bischoff's idea to have a Night of Champions, and since the deal didn't fully go through yet, Vince probably didn't have full control of the program anyway. But if he did, great job Vince! Now, for the boring ratings. WWF Sunday Night Heat did a 1.6 rating (2.4 share), Livewire got a 1.0 (3.1 share), Superstars came away with a 1.1 (3.2 share), and the Sunday Night Heat replay got a 0.7 (1.4 share). I'm guessing that the weekend isn't the best time for shows, because those are pretty low ratings.
Finally, it's time to have the results to the Sheerah's Sharpshooter Year of Wrestling Awards! I've tallied the votes, and the results seem to be quite interesting. You've all waited long enough, so I might as well give you the results now! Keep in mind, these are the people that YOU voted for. The first award coming up is Best Wrestler, and the winner is the only, the only, the GAME, TRIPLE H! Next award goes the Best Light Weight wrestler, and that lucky wrestler is Jeff Hardy! Next, the Best Champion of the year '00, Triple H comes out on top once again and wins in this category as well. Now it's time for the Best Tag Team award, which was won by those guys that sooo totally reek of awesomeness, Edge and Christian! The Award for the Best Mic Worker goes to none other than… THE ROCK! The award for Best Heel is a rather interesting one, because once again, Triple H comes out on top in another category and wins by a landslide. Now for Best Face, which is yet another interesting category, because the person who won was only face for a few months, that right, Triple H once again takes away another award. Whats this? Here's an award that Hunter Hearst Helmsley didn't win, it is Favorite Federation, which goes to the World Wrestling Federation. Those are all the awards, and I find it amazing that THE GAME, Triple H, won a total of four awards. And here I thought I was the only person on the planet that actually liked the guy. To be quite honest, I wasn't exactly sure why the majority of people put him for Best Face since he was only a face for a few weeks, but hey, if that's who you want, that's who you got!
Wrestlemania has finally happened! The results are quite interesting as well. I'll do a little review of some of the match results. First, William Regal lost his match to Chris Jericho, which I was incredibly unhappy about. I'm still an avid Regal fan, and I'm still not happy with Jericho's entertainment value as of late. Not only that, but Tazz and the APA defeated the Right to Censor, and Chyna defeated Ivory for the Women's title. So both of the outcomes of those matches left me quite upset. Although, on a happier note, Edge and Christian won their tag team titles back, and Eddie Guerrero got the European Title back as well (but it certainly took him long enough). Another thing that I was very happy about was that Bobby "The Brain" Heenan came and did commentary for the Gimmick Battle Royal. It makes me wish that I had gotten the pay-per-view! I truly do miss seeing the Brain on television, and I'm at least this leave a glimmer of hope for me that he'll be a new WWF announcer. Other happenings were Vince McMahon being humiliated by Linda, Shane, and even Trish Stratus. Then Steve Austin, with the help of Vinnie Mac, won the World Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Championship. One thing that totally shocked me was when I heard that Triple H lost to the Undertaker. It just boggles my mind! I know you can't win them all, but it seemed like Hunter could. In fact, I can't even remember the last time that he really lost one-on-one in a fair match. I'm thinking it was when he lost the World title, but it couldn't have been that long, could it?
Who on earth would have ever thought that the World Wrestling Federation would buy their competition, World Championship Wrestling. Is it just me, or does all of the good stuff happen on the weeks that I have off? If I remember correctly, Shane even came back the week that I had off. It's quite annoying to write about something that's a week old, but hey, I'm getting used to it! Now, back to the WCW/WWF/Shane/Vince subject. Just think, a lot of people thought the reporters who said the WWF may buy WCW were crazy. When you think about it, the idea did seem pretty far fetched. I got the news on Monday, because I unfortunately wasn't near a computer the entire weekend. When I did hear the news, I was completely shocked. I was even more shocked to see Vince on Nitro, I didn't think he would be on so soon. Of course, I was a bit disappointed that Bischoff wasn't on, but now that WCW has been sold it looks like we're never going to see him again. Unless of course Shane is in an incredibly good mood one day, and decides to make me and my fellow Bischoff fans happy. I'm not quite sure if the WWF buying WCW is such a great idea. I'm afraid that in the future that both the WWF and WCW will go down hill. Things like that tend to happen when there's no competition. Also, now that ECW is gone, they have absolutely no televised competition. So I am a bit concerned about that. There are also a few other negative things that could come out of this. First off, what are the wrestlers that have had problems with the WWF going to do? Like Shane Douglas who from what I've heard hasn't had a good time with Vinnie Mac, then there's Jerry Lawler who made it sound like he was looking towards WCW in the future. Plus, there's also Sunny, the entire Hart Family, and the recently fired Jeff Jarrett. That's yet another thing that isn't going to be good for the wrestlers. If you're not happy with the company, you can't exactly go to another one since they're probably both going to be run the same way, and there is no other federation that isn't controlled by a member of the McMahon family. Plus, what will happen to the WCW programming? The one thing that I did like about WCW is that it was different, and not exactly like the WWF. Will be exactly like the WWF, or will it be more family oriented? Yet another thing, I'm not quite sure the exact time slot is going to be WCW, but I've heard that there has been talk about it being 11-1 AM on Saturday night. That is what I like to call a HORRIBLE time slot.
I just saw the most disgusting site that I've ever seen in my life. First I'll start from the beginning. Stephanie came out at the beginning. She did a great job as usual, and performed another A+ interview. Then she brought out her father, Vince McMahon. He was in a rather happy mood, which I didn't expect him to be in. Sure, his guy won at Wrestlemania, but he was also humiliated by both his son, and his wife. Yes, he said alls well that ends well, but still, things just aren't adding up right. I'm guessing he'll have another shocker in store for us in the near future. Then the Rock came out to do one of his usual interviews, and demands a title shot. Then I saw the worst move in wrestling history, the Rock's Sharpshooter. The Sharpshooter is the great move, but not when it's done by the Rock. I just hope Rikki Chosyu and Bret Hart didn't see it, because if they did they probably ended up in tears. Rocky, stick to what you're good at, and please, stay away from doing the Sharpshooter.
Monday night has come to an end, and as usual, my column must as well. There were a few things that happened on Raw that I would like to mention before I do leave. First, the Strap Match between Stephanie and Trish was interesting. The match itself was kind of boring, but the concept was funny. Next is the thing that happened between Triple H and Stone Cold Steve Austin at the end. Honestly, I was hoping that Hunter would hit the Rock, but I didn't see it coming at all. I guess in the words of Triple H, I "never……ahhh….. saw it……ahhh…… COMING……ahhh!". This is definitely one odd alliance. I'm not quite sure, but there's just something that isn't right. McMahon and Austin have feuded for years, and now all of a sudden they're buddy buddy.
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~RTC, don't give up! There's hope!
~Since the XFL teams supposedly makes barely anything unless they win, I'm taking a guess that the NY/NJ Hitmen are all on Well-fare.
~Isn't it ironic that once upon a time Austin help Vince win the title, and now Vince help Austin win the title?
~I still say there's something wrong with the Austin/McMahon alliance.