Droye7497 sends in this complex comment:
Yes, I have heard the rumors about Saturday Night becoming a show onto its self, with its own angles, using the lower card workers. And yea, given the Worldwide tapings being done at the same time, there's a good chance that there might be actual plot development on this show. I think it'd be a good thing...not that I don't like the good matches that we get on this show (like this week's), but good matches and good storylines would be really fun to watch. (But, if they were going to do that, they ought to start with Nitro first.) Thanks for the e-mail!
Bill Fluty writes in with more detailed thoughts.
Since they've gone to the magazine format for WorldWide, I always look forward to the show the week after the PPV. In the wacky WorldWide time zone, there are no results yet, and, therefore, no new PPV yet to hype. Result? More meaningless matches featuring (hopefully) lower card talent. Glad to see Bobby Eaton pick up a TV win, his first in some time, even at the expense of Brad Armstrong. A short match, though. Even though it's his job, I was sorry to see Barry Horowitz put over the younger Evan Karagias. The Winner hasn't picked up his annual win yet -- thought this would be his chance. The surprise, nay, the SHOCK of the show was seeing Adrian Byrd pick up the 1-2-3 over Erik Watts. I almost fell out of my chair. Whatever did Watts do, or whomever did he tick off, to lose a TV match to a jobber? A great match, if only for the surprise value. A true "upset"! Buddy Lee Parker and Saturn have given several good matches before on WCWSN -- this was not up to the previous standards, which is probably why it ended up on WorldWide. Parker's a favorite, and I do like Saturn, even though I have a low tattoo threshold. Thank goodness he's canned the dress gimmick. That's all...I'm gonna go watch the Byrd/Watts match again!
The think that mystified me about the Eaton win was the end...what happened to the Alabama Jam? (Then again, maybe Bobby's not feeling like going off the top rope like that anymore.). I don't understand the push for Evan Karagias at all. The two guys who wrestled on this week's show are far more interesting, and even though Blitz probably has been working no longer the Evan, he's much more interesting at this point. (Though, I did like Evan jobbing to David Flair instead of one those two, so there are some good points.) I'm guessing that payback remains that five letter word it's always been, and someone on the booking committee decided that it was time for Eric to pay for his first stint in WCW. That's the only explanation I can think of...Byrd's a jobber, and rarely used anyway. It's nice that Saturn got rid of the dress (if only so we didn't have to see the "put the head under his dress and hit ten punches" spot anymore...