Bill Fluty writes in:
Thanks for the recap, as always. I too was disappointed at
the lack of wrestling on this week's show. During the recent trend
on Nitro and Thunder toward the dreaded sports entertainment concept, WCWSN
and WorldWide have become the final bastion for actual wrestling in WCW.
Even though I wish WorldWide was a full wrestling show rather than a highlight
show, you could always count on at least two matches. Yeah, a lot
of jobber matches and lower tier guys, but still it was wrestling.
This week was a new low, and I hope not a portent. The Berlyn/Steve
Armstrong match was okay for as long as it lasted -- plus I kinda'' like
Das Wunderkind's new look. I guess they wanted a squash for him going
into the PPV. I fail to see any rationale for the last "match", as
we already know Flair and Crowbar are nuts. It's my understanding
that is the DC boys under the masks as the Texas Outlaws. I think
they used to bill themselves under the masks as the Texas Hangmen on the
indy circuits, and sometimes also a few years ago jobbing for WCW on TV.
WCW severely dropped the ball with Berlyn. Even though I wasn't a fan
of the gimmick when it came out, he was over then and getting more over,
and they wasted it on bad booking, Buff Bagwell and the Wall. Alex isn't
that much more over then he was before the gimmick change.
Hmm...a tag team with three multiple personalities. Gotta' give them
credit for showing up multiple times each night, but I wonder at the same
time why they can't just use other people in tag teams instead of squashing
the same two people all the time.