Alright, I've put this off long enough. Let's go!
Since the beginning...there has never been...one undisputed champion. Tons of great clips of old stars. Classy Freddie seems to be the centrepiece of this one. I'm VERY impressed the WWF included the pics of Luger, Nash, and the gang in WCW. That's so not Vince-like. Four superstars - three matches - two titles - one undisputed champion. Sweet package.
Lugz presents WWF Vengeance.
Sinner by Drowning Pool welcomes us to San Diego, CA! Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler waste no time in hyping Jericho, Angle, Rocky, and Austin!
No Chance...a bloody interview on PPV? Ugh, I thought this died in 1998. Isn't this what Heat is for? "Just for the record, last Thursday night... Just for the record last Thursday night as I stood in this ring, I wasn't about to kiss anybody's ass. There's no one man big enough or bad enough to make me kiss anybody's ass. I was in this ring about ready to take care of business and what happened? What happened? Stone Cold Steve Austin shows up on the TitanTron, beats the hell out of Kurt Angle, and then threatened to beat me up if I left the ring. And then, then after that my very own 50/50 partner Ric Flair, Ric Flair comes out to the stage, and Flair says if any WWF superstars interfere in this proceeding he would immediately suspend them! And then...it happened. Then The Rock took advantage of me. Rock shoved my face into Rikishi's ass. It was the most embarrassing, the most humiliating experience of my life. And how did you people react? You laughed. As if this was some sort of cartoon on television, some sort of comedy skit on Mad TV, Saturday Night Live, you laughed. You laughed at me, Vince McMahon. You don't laugh at the misfortunes of billionaires. You laugh...shut up...you laugh, you laugh when I tell you to laugh, that's when you laugh. And if you don't remember anything else for the rest of the night, then you must remember this: He who laughs last, laughs loudest." Here he comes.... Ric Flair has the stick! "Did I hear you say laughs last? Whoooo! We hope we've seen the last of you tonight, 'cause these people came to see a PPV called Vengeance. Whooo! And the show is about to start...riiiight now. Whoooo!" Turn it up! Flair wasn't kidding!
SCOTTY 2 HOTTY and ALBERT vs. TEST and CHRISTIAN
I missed Heat, so I'm guessing this was set up at the last second, if it was announced at all. Dear god the quality of this tape is depressing. My fault for assuming a tape I've owned for 10 years would record in great condition.
Albert and Scotty attack before the bell on the floor. Scotty gets Christian in and we're off. Christian with a right hand. Scotty gets an Irish whip - off the ropes, duck through the legs, Christian with a waistlock, but Scotty elbows out. Scotty comes off the ropes, backflip, and nails Christian with a right. Christian charges right into a drop toe hold. Test gets tagged in and Scotty looks worried about horse face. He dives under Test's legs and tags in Albert. Right, right, whip, full bodyblock, and Test is down. Big splash, 1, 2, Christian makes the save. Albert sneaks up behind Christian and shoves him hard off the apron. Ouch! Scotty gets the tag. They double team Test across the ring. Scotty mounts the corner, starts a punchin', but Christian stops him and Test clotheslines him out of the corner. Punches for Scotty, and Christian is tagged in. Scoop slam, followed by stomps. Christian dives on Scotty with punches, and chokes him in front of the ref. Christian throws Scotty into the heel corner, and taunts Albert. The ref goes over to stop Albert from getting in, and the boys from Toronto do EVIL THINGS to Scotty. Test in now. Whip across the ring, and Test charges the corner with a clothesline. Scotty falls, 1, 2, Albert saves. Christian gets the tag. Chop, chop, punch, punch, choke with the boot. Christian breaks the hold at 4. Test tagged back in. Scotty gets slammed face first into the turnbuckle, takes a couple of rights, whip - Test charges and eats a back elbow. Test tries a clothesline, but Scotty ducks, tries a superkick which Test blocks. He tries another clothesline, Scotty ducks, and this time he connects with the superkick! Both men are down. Albert really wants to make a tag. Christian gets a tag and so does Albert. Clotheslines for Christian! Punches for Test! Albert does some hip hop hippo stuff, then whips the boys into eachother in the corner - and connects with an avalanche of his own. Christian staggers out - Albert trips him up and swings him around before dropping him. Test charges, takes an elbow, Albert covers Christian, 1, 2, kickout. Test and Christian try a double team but Albert runs them over with a double clothesline. Albert waits to hit the Baldo Bomb on Christian, but Test grabs him by the legs and pulls him out of the ring. They fight on the outside, and Albert gets rid of him. Scotty goes for the bulldog, but Christian drops him with a sidestep and a reverse DDT! He goes for the worm! W, O, he ducks the bicycle kick from Albert, goes for the Unprettier, but gets set on Albert's shoulders! Christian slips off the back and pushes Albert right into Test's awaiting boot! Christian covers, 1, 2, Scotty saves! Test holds Scotty in a full nelson position. Christian charges, Scotty ducks and takes Test with him, Christian elevated over the top and to the floor! Scotty hits the bulldog, and we're off. W, O, R, M. Boom. Test rolls out, Christian is in trying to put the Unprettier on Scotty, but Albert's right there! Uh oh! Baldo Bomb, 1, 2, 3.
William Regal stands with the Coach. Coach says his matches have been questionable over the past few weeks. Regal says his methods aren't questionable, they're successful. Edge has made one big mistake - he's incurred his wrath.
EDGE vs. WILLIAM REGAL (for the WWF Intercontinental Title)
The referee pats down Regal before the match at Edge's request.
They circle each other, and lockup. They fight around for about 30 seconds before Edge gets Regal in the corner and the ref breaks. They tie up again, and Regal pops Edge in the mouth. Edge in turn runs him over with a clothesline. Whip off the ropes - Edge connects with the back elbow. He heads to the top - missile dropkick! Regal heads to the floor to re-think his strategy. Edge follows, takes a gutshot - whip, Edge eats post. "Regal sucks." Regal throws Edge into the ropes, Edge bounces off and back to the floor. Regal rolls Edge in. Kick to the midsection, pick up, European uppercut. Whip, reversal, Edge with the back bodydrop. The cover, 1, 2, Regal's up. Whip, reverse, Edge is met with a shoulderblock. 1, 2, Edge kicks out at 2. Knee the face twice, European uppercut, and Regal sneers at the crowd. They trade arm wringers before Edge comes off the ropes, tries a sunset flip, but Regal picks him up by the hair, and drops his knee down across the neck. Regal goes for a suplex but gets cradled, 1, 2, Regal's out. Knee to the midsection, knee to the face, Edge is down. 1, 2, Edge kicks out. Cover again, 1, 2, Edge is out. Cover, 1, 2, he's out again. Regal leaps and drives his knees to the face of Edge. Vertical suplex, cover, 1, 2, Edge again kicks away. Regal charges, Edge gets a gutshot followed by a swinging neckbreaker! He charges, and hits a clothesline. Right, right, whip, reversal, Edge holds the rope as Willie twists himself up with a punch. Edge pulls him back with a reverse facebuster! He hooks the legs, 1, 2, Regal kicks out. Right, right, Regal's set up top. Edge climbs the ropes, hurricanrana! 1, 2, Regal's shoulder is just up. Forearm to the back, waistlock, Regal turns around with a front facelock, but Edge goes back with a reverse vertical suplex and a bridge, 1, 2, no! Regal in the corner. Edge charges and takes a reverse elbow. Regal comes forward, and Edge uses his legs to toss Regal over the top and to the floor. From the apron Edge charges with the spear, but Regal sidesteps and Edge crashes into the steps! Regal heads over to the corner of the ring while the referee is worried about Edge and grabs his brass knucks. They're in his tights now incase he needs 'em. Edge gets rolled into the ring, Regal covers, 1, 2, foot on the ropes. Regal makes faces. Double underhook...he hits the tigerbomb! 1, 2, Edge kicks out. Regal stomps Edge, picks him up, and Edge hits an enzuigiri! They're both down. Regal gets up at 8. He charges Edge, but gets rolled up, 1, 2, Regal's out. Back up, a quick backslide, 1, Regal slides away. He gets up and clocks Edge with the left hand. No knucks though. Regal goes over, tigerbomb! He's not down though, here's another! He holds the legs, 1, 2, NO! Regal stomps on Edge a whole lot 'cause he's frustrated. Regal and the ref argue about something, then he digs into his tights, grabs the knucks, turns around and Edge SPEARS him! 1, 2, 3!
Ric Flair's on the phone, and he's not able to believe there's going to be one undisputed champion. Kurt Angle comes in and reminds Flair that he who laughs last laughs loudest. Kurt reminds Flair he's an Olympic gold medallist, and Flair NEVER will be. He was also never undisputed champion of the world. Kurt brags a whole lot and Flair simply says "I believe you". Of course, we're all left hanging...WHO was Flair talking to on that phone?
Lita warms up to referee the match tonight. Matt walks in and reminds her it's been a rough time lately, but tonight means a lot to him. He's going to show he's the brains and the better wrestler of the Hardy Boyz. As his girlfriend she's always on his side. She can't take sides tonight because she's a ref. After he's done wiping the mat with Jeff, they're going to go out and put it all behind them.
Here's a video package stealing clips from the Hardy Boyz: Leap Of Faith, as well as clips from the past 3 weeks.
JEFF HARDY vs. MATT HARDY (with Lita as a Special Referee)
We're off. Tie up, and a Lita chant breaks out. Hah! They had it coming. Matt gets caught in a hammerlock, but turns it around on Jeff and trips him. Stop from behind draws boos. They lock up again, Matt with a side headlock, sent off into the ropes, and hits a shoulderblock. He comes off again, and Jeff comes over with a hiptoss. Arm wringer, and they trade armdrags on the mat. Jeff works the arm. He tries a whip, but Matt turns and delivers a back elbow. Scoop slam, elbowdrop, cover, 1, 2, Jeff gets a shoulder up. Jeff gets his bell rung in the corner off the turnbuckle. Chop, chop, reversal, now Matt takes chops. Matt pokes Jeff in the eyes. Good! Jeff dropped onto the ropes, bounces off, Matt with the running clothesline, 1, 2, Jeff's out. Jeff gets off, comes off the ropes, but gets caught in a sleeperhold. Matt sent into the ropes, Jeff puts on a headlock, but Matt reverses into a belly to back. To the second turnbuckle, hoooooooo!, and he misses the legdrop! Matt comes forward, and Jeff connects with a jawbreaker. Off the ropes - flying clothesline. Gutshot, whip, reversal, Matt charges the corner, and takes a boot. Jeff to the second rope, hooooooooooo!...he hits the legdrop! 1, 2, Matt kicks away. Jeff with a whip, reversal, Jeff leaps to the top turnbuckle, but Matt charges and knocks him right down. Matt gets caught in a tree of woe, so Matt takes advantage with stomps. Lita helps Matt down. Matt's none to pleased. He rolls Jeff up, 1, 2, he's out. Matt tries to throw Jeff over the top, but Jeff hangs onto the apron. Matt with a headbutt to the midsection, and leaps over the ropes to attempt a sunset flip to the floor. Jeff hangs on to the ropes and turns it into a hurricanrana. Matt gets thrown back in. Matt with a right, blocked by Jeff. Jeff flips over the top rope, and jams his knee. Moron. Matt runs over and stomps away on his leg. Jeff gets to his feet, and Matt's all over him with a clip at the knees. Matt yanks on the knee, and delivers a double leg drop onto the knee of Jeff. He hits a second one. Jeff to his feet, and Matt attempts a powerbomb, but is blocked by Jeff. Jeff turns around and delivers a side Russian legsweep! Double legdrop covers both legs of Matt in a pinning position, 1, 2, Matt escapes. Matt puts Jeff into a Canadian Maple Leaf, but Jeff reaches the ropes. Matt yanks Jeff away from the ropes, goes for a figure four, but Jeff shoves him off through the middle rope and to the floor. Jeff comes forward as Matt stands and delivers a baseball slide style dropkick to Matt's face. Jeff goes to do something slingshot like, but his knee goes out again. Matt gets in the ring, grabs the leg of Jeff - but Jeff kicks back with a mule kick. The brothers are down. Lita's count makes it to 6. They start a fist fight. Gutshot, Matt sets the Twist Of Fate, but Jeff trips him up, and delivers the double legdrop to the groin. Jeff hits a belly to back. To the top rope he goes, and Matt cuts him off, crotching him in the process. Flair toss from the top. Gutshot, again he goes for the Twist Of Fate, reversed by Jeff, which is reversed by Matt into a backslide, 1, 2, and Jeff just gets out! Jeff sets for a powerbomb, but Matt reverses, Jeff flips over, Matt drops his knees, 1, 2, Lita sees Matt's hands on the ropes for leverage. Matt argues with Lita, and Jeff takes the advantage to roll him up in a package, 1, 2, Matt kicks away. Jeff gets dropped with a clothesline. Matt keeps kicking him until he falls out of the ring. Jeff crawls back in, Matt tries to drag his head to the turnbuckle, but Jeff reverses and it's Matt that goes instead. Jeff to the top - but there's Matt again to cut him off. Matt climbs to the top, and signals for a top rope Twist Of Fate. Jeff picks him up and slams him hard to the mat. Swanton Bomb is delivered! 1, Matt gets his foot on the ropes, 2, Jeff re-hooks it, 3!
NOTE TO JEFF HARDY: NEVER try mat based wrestling again!
Lita knows she messed up and shakes her head all the way to the back.
From the beginning to his career, to his ass kissing today - witness Undertaker: This Is My Yard on PPV this month.
Trish Stratus knocks on The Rock's dressing room door and enters. He's on the phone. Trish thinks they've been awesome in the ring together. She wishes Rocky good luck tonight, and gives him a kiss. He wants to know where she's going and keeps cutting her off. The only thing The Rock is interested in tonight is leaving the arena as the champ. However, after her big title match and after his big title match, there's gonna be plenty of time for her to smell what The Rock is (swivels the hips) cooking.
THE DUDLEY BOYZ (with Stacy Kiebler) vs. THE BIG SHOW and KANE (for the WWF World Tag-Team Titles)
The Big Show rules all, and you remember that!
D-Von ducks a clothesline from Kane, comes off the ropes, escapes a powerslam, but takes a boot to the mouth. Bubba charges, and gets backdropped across the ring. Bubba stays in the ring and Show is tagged in. Gutshot, elbow to the head, scoop slam, cover, 1, 2, shoulder up by Bubba. Bubba sent off the ropes, but he hangs on. He wants to tag D-Von who really doesn't want to, which leads to the Show coming to the corner and getting poked in the eyes. D-Von is tagged in. He runs right into a sidewalk slam, 1, 2, he's up. Into the corner, avalanche. Show drives his ass into D-Von's midsection repeatedly...hmm, interesting choice of words. Bubba comes over on the apron but gets clotheslined off. D-Von heads to the outside but Kane throws him right back in. Kane into the ring, and Show whipps him across to avalanche D- Von. On the other end, Show whips him again and Bubba takes the avalanche. Then Kane whips Bubba and HE avalanches D-Von! Then Show gets whipped by Kane and he avalanches everyone!!! They send the Dudleys out to the floor. Kane goes to the top rope and clotheslines them to the floor. Stacy gets in the ring, Show comes over and pants' her. Over the knee, Stacy gets a spankin'. Show heads to his corner, but the Dudleys have teamed up on Kane and hit the 2D. D-Von throws some punches at Kane. Whip is reversed, Baldo Bomb setup, but Bubba trips him up. D-Von holds open the legs for Bubba...Wassup? Kane beats up Bubba, but D-Von in the corner distracts him long enough to set up a double team flapjack. Show gets knocked off the apron, and the Duds wait for 3D. It doesn't happen when D-Von takes a boot and Bubba gets levelled. Show wants the "hot" tag. Here he comes. Clotheslines for all! D-Von whipped, and backdropped. Chokeslam setup, but Bubba clips Show. D-Von sends Kane over the top, but Show is more than enough to take them out. Kane dives off the top rope...and hits The Show with a clothesline. Oops. Bubba covers, 1, Kane breaks it up. Bubba gets sent to the outside. Show is NOT pleased about the screw- up. The Dudleys attack, and get their asses kicked again. Show hits the boot to the face of Bubba, charges with an elbow, but Bubba sidesteps, and he hits Kane! Show grabs Stacy by the hair while Bubba exposes a turnbuckle. He gets double flapjacked into the bolt. 1, 2, 3.
JR announces that was not a pretty match. I don't think it was the fault of the workers really, they just didn't mesh. I know this is me just being biased, but why did Show have to job here? Because KANE needs protecting? Kane's been tested at the main event level far more times than Show - give him a chance and see how the crowds react. I think they may be pleasantly surprised. And if it fails, you can all blame me and flame me to hell.
PSA: Please don't try this at home.
The Shopzone wants YOU to buy some gifts this Christmas. And just for registering, you might get a phone call. But you probably won't.
Lita apologizes to Matt like crazy, but he's not in the mood. You tell her!
Let's thank Drowning Pool for this Vengeance theme song - Sinner. It's all the same to me.
The Undertaker turns heel after mentioning a whole lotta names.
THE UNDERTAKER vs. ROB VAN DAM (for the WWF Hardcore Title)
Taker gets a pop because he's The Undertaker. RVD gets a pop because he smokes pot. RVD chants take over the arena. I don't think Taker likes that. Did JR just say jammed to the rafters? He's becoming Tony Schiavone! RVD ducks a clothesline and hammers UT in the corner. He drives a shoulder into Taker, does a backflip, and charges into a boot. Taker drops an elbow, 1, 2, nope. RVD to the top, somersault splash, 1, 2, Taker's out. Boot to the midsection, spinning heel kick, 1, 2, not today. Side headlock doesn't work, and Taker lifts RVD and drops him on the ropes crotch first. Boot to the face sends RVD to the floor. Taker hammers a punch, scoops up RVD who slips off and pushes Taker shoulder first to the post. RVD on the attack with a few punches and kicks. Clothesline drives Taker over the security wall. Leap on the wall, plancha attempted, but Taker moves. Taker drags RVD through the crowd. RVD gets sent into the wall back first. Taker grabs a flag from Mexico and chokes RVD. RVD leaps onto the wall, moonsault, 1, 2, no sir. RVD punches Taker through the crowd. Taker throws RVD over the railing which falls on top of his face, and Taker stands on it! RVD is dragged over to a whole lotta wires and boxes and stuff. Taker gets sprayed in the face with the fire extinguisher then attacked with punches and kicks to the ribs. RVD grabs the nearest trash can and drills Taker in the head. His eyes roll back in his head. RVD heads up to the balcony. Shades of Royal Rumble 2000. R V D...and he flies with a plancha! 1, 2, Taker gets up. Large poofy cloud of dust came up from that dive. RVD chases Undertaker, and throws him head first into a steel structure. They fight somewhere off to the side but it's dark. RVD throws Taker into something supporting the TitanTron and covers, 1, 2, Taker's up. RVD hits Taker over the back with a trashcan lid, then hits a spinning legdrop. 1, 2, nope. Taker gets to his feet and delivers a headbutt. Scoop, and RVD gets run HEAD FIRST into the TitanTron support beam! You could hear that one! RVD set in a position for the Last Ride. RVD grabs the TitanTron ladder and gets away. He drops to the floor and Taker rushes over to hit a clothesline. RVD hits a spinning heel kick and stays on him. Rolling Thunder! 1, 2, shoulder up. Taker is sitting down in a heap by the TitanTron. RVD picks up a chair, rushes, and hits a one man Van Daminator! 1, 2, NO! Taker is a mess. RVD tries another Van Daminator, but Taker sidesteps and RVD kicks the TitanTron. Taker slams the chair on RVD. Now he sets the chair on the ground, goes for a tombstone, but RVD shoves him off and Taker ALMOST falls off the stage. RVD throws the chair to Taker, goes for the Van Daminator, but Taker ducks, and Taker hits the Chokeslam off the stage through a table!!! 1, 2, 3!
Taker makes a crazy old man face. He knows he's been beaten up here and is feeling every bit of it.
Ric Flair talks to SOMEONE on the phone. WHO is that? Chris Jericho bursts in and tells Flair he has all the confidence in the world, except confidence in Jericho. He's beaten The Rock twice, and he'll beat him for the third time tonight. Flair tells him if he can pull it off, he's gonna be The Man. Come on, we all know who The Man in the room is, and it isn't Jericho! Flair tells Jericho that tomorrow night he's gonna walk the aisle at RAW and crown an undisputed champ.
It's a Beautiful Day with HHH. This is his appearance by the way for everyone waiting for him...
TRISH STRATUS vs. JACQUELINE (for the WWF Women's Title)
Jackie gets Trish on the ropes, but Trish comes off with a headlock. Off the ropes, shoulderblock. Off again, but Jackie gets a waistlock, and rolls her up off the ropes, 1, 2, no sir. Crowd wants puppies. Whip - off the ropes, back bodydrop. Whip - Trish comes off with a boot to the face, followed by a kick to the shoulder. Jackie plays possum and drags Trish right into her corner. Trish gets knocked down and met with a series of stiff shots. Scoop slam, powerslam. Trish is up, short arm clothesline on Jackie, 1, 2, Jackie gets a shoulder up. Trish attempts a kick, but Jackie blocks and sweeps her leg to takedown Trish. Jackie charges the corner, Trish sidesteps and they try to trade nearfalls unsuccessfully. Whip - Trish takes a back bodydrop. Jackie attempts a belly to back, Trish slips off, but takes a back elbow. Trish ducks a clothesline, hits a chop, tries Stratusfaction but gets thrown away. Jackie with a dropkick to the back of the head, cover, 1, 2, Trish gets a shoulder up. Gutshot, gutshot, whip, Trish blocks running into the corner, but can't stop a clothesline to the back of the head. Both ladies up, backslide by Trish, 1, 2, 3!
That was good for what it was.
Here's highlights from the asskissing segment on Smackdown!
Rikishi is in WWF New York. JR thanks Rikishi for giving Vince a taste of his own medicine. Rikishi says he thought he'd have to have Vince's head surgically removed from his ass. Now that the Kiss My Ass club is closed, he's back and ready to back that ass up one more time.
Drowning Pool introduces the four competitors for the big main event.
KURT ANGLE vs. STEVE AUSTIN (for the WWF World Heavyweight Title)
The champ and the challenger eyeball each other, and the bell rings. They circle, then go to lock hands. Before they lock the second, Austin backs off. Angle locks Steve in the corner, 1, 2, 3, 4, Austin reverses, 1, 2, 3, 4, break. Austin gets him in the other corner, 1, 2, 3, 4, he breaks. They stare at each other some more. Tie up in the middle of the ring, into the corner, Kurt doesn't want to break, 1, 2, 3, 4, he lets go. Both guys smile sadistically at each other. "Let's Go Austin". Forearm shots to the back to Kurt, and once on the ground he stomps. Chop, chop, chop, whip, and Kurt heads to the outside. Kurt stalls for a moment, and comes back in. He gets a waistlock on Austin, and gets a takedown. Austin quickly rolls to the outside before Angle can do any further damage. He's back in right away. Austin gives Angle the double bird. Tie up, Austin caught in a waistlock, they trade arm wringers, off the ropes, Kurt gets a shoulderblock. He comes off again, Austin standing, and hits Kurt with a back elbow. Stomp, stomp, chop, chop, chop, chop, right, whip, gutshot, Kurt catches his foot, and tries to turn to the Anglelock. They roll away. Block, right, right, right, right, whip, Kurt ducks a clothesline, go behind, arm wringer by Austin. He pulls on the arm of Kurt, Kurt reverses, Austin with the thumb to the eye. Austin chokes Kurt in the ropes, breaks, goes back and does it again. Into the corner, Austin works the arm on the ropes. Kurt fires off some punches, whip, reversed, and Kurt is sent flying over the ropes and to the floor. Austin follows Kurt to the floor. HERE COMES THE BRAWLING! Angle gets sent to the post shoulder first three times. Austin pulls him over towards the stairs, gutshot, face first to the stairs. Angle gets rolled in. He meets Austin with a series of quick stomps to the back. A "what" chant breaks out. Whip, Austin comes off and catches Kurt with an armbar takedown. 1, 2, Angle kicks away. Austin sends him face first to the turnbuckle. Chop, chop, right, chop, chop, chop, whip, reversal, Austin ducks a clothesline, go behind, Kurt rolls over and puts on the Anglelock! Austin starts the long climb to the ropes, but Kurt keeps him in the middle of the ring. Another climb...and he makes it. Austin up, met with a right, right, right, misses a clothesline, and Angle gets dumped over the top. Austin chases. Angle gets sent face first into the Spanish announce table twice. Chop, chop, chop, Angle rolled in. Austin follows, Kurt heads back out. He trips up Austin and wraps his knee around the post 4 times. Angle hammers away, and chops. He sets up the figure four, and gets it on around the post!! The referee pulls Angle off as quickly as he can but the damage has been done. Angle comes in and gets the Anglelock right back on. Austin rolls over on to his back and shoves Kurt away with a kick to the head. Kurt comes right back with a belly to belly overhead. Angle comes again, but Austin meets him, chop, chop, chop, and Kurt rakes the eyes. Into the corner, right, right, stomp, stomp, stomp, stomp, stomp, jaw with the ref, right, right, Austin fires back. Series of rights, whip, reversed, Austin goes sternum first into the corner. Kurt catches him, German suplex! Another! Make it three! Cover, 1, 2, Austin kicks out. Kurt's not thrilled. Stomp, stomp, stomp, Kurt heads to the top rope. Will he hit it tonight? Nope, Angle misses the moonsault! Why does he even bother? Austin levels him with 2 forearm shots. Whip, ducks the clothesline, comes off the other end with a Lou Thesz press! Angle up, met with a spinebuster! 1, 2, Angle gets his shoulder up. Angle to his feet, rakes the eyes. Forearm to the back, right, whip, blocked, and Austin hits a German suplex!!! He hits 2! Angle blocks the third, but he doesn't get far before Austin hits #3! We're at 4! Five! He covers, 1, 2, NO! Kurt tries to escape, but Austin mounts him from behind, so Angle lowblows him. OLYMPIC SLAM! 1, 2, AUSTIN KICKS OUT!!! Angle can't believe it and throws a tantrum waiting for Austin to get to his feet. Kick, wham, NO Angle shoved into the ropes, met with KICK, WHAM, STUNNER! 1, 2, 3!!!!!!!!
Backstage Trish is putting on her makeup in a towel. Test barges in and announces since last week she gave Rocky a thank you kiss, this week he's going to give her a congratulations kiss. Once you've had Test, you can forget about the rest. I expect Booker T to burst in and announce "Once you've had black, you'll never go back!" Trish throws Test out of the locker room.
THE ROCK vs. CHRIS JERICHO (for the World Heavyweight Title)
They stare each other down. Lockup, Rocky gets a side headlock and holds... Jericho off the ropes, shoves Rocky away, and Rocky meets him with a shoulderblock. Off again, this time he's met with a hiptoss. Another one, and Rocky works over the arm. He's got it barred. Jericho rolls over, full arm drag and twist (thanks Tony!), into the hammerlock, and moved to a headlock. Rocky gets a handful of hair, and Jericho comes forward with a shoulderblock. Off the ropes, Rocky with a right, and another! Face first Jericho gets sent to the turnbuckle. Whip to the corner, met with a clothesline. Whip, reversed, Jericho gets a spinning heel kick on Rocky. Rocky out to the floor. He crawls back to the apron, and gets met with a springboard dropkick. Jericho heads out to the floor, and throws Rocky on the Spanish announce table. Rocky blocks the second attempt and sends Jericho sprawling over it. Rocky attempts to throw Jericho into the steps, but it's blocked, and reversed. Rocky back in. Jericho to the top rope - reverse elbow, 1, 2, Rocky gets a shoulder up. Second attempt, barely a 1 count. Jericho mounts Rocky, and hammers away. Vertical suplex, Yeah Baby cover, and Earl doesn't count. Get on your game! Kicks to the midsection. Jericho chokes Rocky in the ropes, Earl counts, 1, 2, 3, Jericho breaks. Chop the chest, whip off the ropes, Jericho met with a flying clothesline, 1, 2, Jericho up. Whip is turned into a short arms, belly to back, 1, 2, Rocky with a shoulder up. "Rocky" chant. Jericho waits for Rocky, and runs him over with a clothesline, 1, barely a 2. Headfirst into the turnbuckle, gutshot, gutshot, gutshot, out of the corner, whip, reversal, Jericho boots Rocky on the duckdown. Jericho forward, gets tossed overhead. Jericho up again - Samoan drop! 1, 2, no. Whip, reversal, Jericho puts on a sleeper hold. Rocky heads down to one knee. Jericho has the hold on tight, and Rocky is fading. Jericho keeps demanding Earl "ask him". Trying the arm, it falls. Second time...it falls. Once more...it stays up! To their feet, Rocky with some punches, comes off the ropes, and takes a back elbow. Lionsault attempt, Jericho lands on his feet, and they trade punches. Jericho takes down Rocky with a bulldog, followed by the Lionsault! 1, 2, Rocky kicks out!! Jericho throws a hissy fit. He's none to pleased. He and Earl shove each other back and forth. Front facelock, suplex. Jericho heads up, but Rocky manages to stumble into the ropes and knock him down. Rocky with a few chops, heads up to the top, but can't hook Jericho for the superplex. Jericho shoves him off. Crossbody, roll through, 1, 2, Jericho kicks out. Jericho with a forearm off the ropes, kick, kick, he picks Rocky up, chop, chop, whip, misses a charge and gets tossed to the floor. He lands right next to the announce tables. Rocky follows him to the floor. Earl tells Rocky to get in the ring. Jericho reverses Rocky's attempt to do so, and throws Rocky face first across the security wall. Catapult sends Rocky flying. Jericho takes off the top of the announce table, and yanks all the monitors out. He heads over to get Rocky, breaks the count, and sets him up on the table. Jericho slaps him around a little bit, sets for the Rock Bottom, but Rocky reverses into a DDT!!! Both guys go right through the table! Rocky is the first guy to his feet. He breaks the count, and goes back to get Jericho out of the debris. Jericho is tossed into the ring. Rocky staggers all over the place, and finally gets on the right foot to await the Rock Bottom. Jericho walks into it, but elbows out, and hits the NICEST full nelson legsweep I've seen out of him yet! Standing senton, and it's time for the most electrifying move in Sportz Entertainment! Rocky catches Jericho right before the elbow hits, and puts on a Sharpshooter! Jericho reverses that and pulls Rocky right to the middle of the ring!!! He's caught! Rocky's fading really fast. Rocky crawls with all he's got and just makes the ropes. Jericho pulls him back to the middle, but gets packaged, 1, 2, NO! Rocky up, ROCK BOTTOM! Both guys are down though, and no cover happens right away. Vince McMahon makes an appearance by rushing to the ring. Rocky covers, and he has it on for an eternity while Vince distracts the ref. Rocky knocks Vince off the apron. Spinebuster on Jericho! He goes for the People's Elbow, pulls Vince into the ring, and hits the move on Jericho. The ref goes to throw Vince out, Jericho hits a lowblow. ROCK BOTTOM! 1, 2, 3!!!
THAT was almost as good as their match at No Mercy! What a match! Jericho celebrates with his new title, and that's when he hears the glass break...his eyes grow wide, knowing what that means...
CHRIS JERICHO vs. STEVE AUSTIN (for the Undisputed World Heavyweight Title)
Austin right over to Jericho. However, Kurt's in the ring and clocks Austin with a chair to the head. Earl orders him to go away. Jericho to his feet, but Rocky's in now, and delivers a Rock Bottom! Rocky spies Kurt and chases him to the back. The bell rings, and both guys are out. Earl starts the 10 count. Jericho is up first, and rolls over Austin at the 8 count, 1, 2, Austin gets his shoulder up. Jericho stomps away at Austin. He picks Austin up, Chop, chop, chop, whip, reversal, Jericho comes forward with a forearm. He hammer Austin on the ground. Pick up, whip into the corner, and comes forward with a clothesline. Several kicks to the midsection, "fuck you Austin", and Austin comes forward with a clothesline! Jericho gets his head slammed into the turnbuckle 13 times. Double bird, KICK, Jericho shoves him off. Jericho to the apron, and Austin knocks him off to the floor. On the floor, chop, chop, chop, chop, chop, chop, right, right, right, kick, kick, scoop, Jericho thrown onto the security wall. Into the crowd he goes, but Austin pulls him right back to ringside. Into the post he goes shoulder first twice. Austin exposes the floor. Jericho fires off some punches, and Austin goes headfirst on to the floor. Jericho pulls the cover off the Spanish announce table, and throws Austin on to it. Front facelock, Austin counters, goes for the Stunner, but Jericho counters into the Walls Of Jericho. He tries to turn Austin but can't on the small table, and gets thrown from the table to the floor. Vertical suplex RIGHT onto the concrete! Austin throws Jericho back in the ring. Knee to the midsection, another time, whip, Austin chases, Jericho sidesteps, and Austin goes shoulder first into the post. So Jericho grabs him and sends him right back into the post a second time. Jericho pulls the arm over the rope. Chop, chop, right, whip, goes for a dropkick, but Austin holds the ropes and Jericho hits the air. Catapult into the corner, Jericho comes out and Austin hits a clothesline, 1, 2, Jericho out. Jericho puts on an armbar on the mat, and uses the second rope for leverage. Earl's tied up with Austin though and misses it. Earl finally catches him after about a minute, and kicks his foot off the ropes and orders a break. Front facelock, suplex, and Jericho heads to the top. He jumps, but gets met with a right hand to the gut. Chop, chop, chop, chop, chop, chop, whip, Jericho with a sunset flip, and tries to put on the Walls...and he gets it! Austin tries to crawl to the ropes...and makes it. Jericho breaks the hold. He goes over to Austin and starts stomping. Chop, whip, reversal, Austin ducks, and Jericho hits a flying forearm on Earl who flies out to the floor. In the ring Austin's throwing rights, whip, and delivers a reverse elbow. Lowblow from Jericho, STUNNER! Vince comes back down with Nick Patrick by his side. Flair however comes down and pulls Patrick out of the ring and knocks him out. So Vince grabs Flair and levels him, then throws him into the ringpost. Jericho hammering on Austin, but Austin gets a lowblow. Austin chases Vince, and stomps him on the floor. He rolls in. Austin with a series of rights, whip, Thesz press! Off the ropes, double axehandle. Austin chops in the corner, whip, Jericho gets a boot up, heads to the top, misses the dropkick and gets caught in his own move. Jericho taps like a little girl!!! No referee is around to capture the moment though. Booker T comes out of nowhere and clocks Austin over the head with the WWF World Title!!! Vince throws Earl into the ring as Jericho goes to cover. 1.......2.......3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Vince laughs like crazy while Jericho grabs his belts. He poses on the ramp with the belts, and confetti starts to fall from the ceiling to celebrate our first ever Undisputed Champion. Austin just cold stares at the two from the ring area.
Total Matches: 9
Best show since SummerSlam right here. If you didn't get a chance to see the show live, don't wait for the home video release, order the replay or get a copy off Ebay!