WWF House Show
at the NEW XCel Energy Center in
St. Paul MN.
Got there with my date about an hour before show time. Found our seats (row
11 baby!) and then went and grabbed food. The crowd was a little less than I
expected, but this wasn't a overly advertised event. The crowd basically
sucked most of the night. Didn't pop for much nor did they cheer/boo/stand
up. We had some REALLY annoying smarts behind us who didn't cheer for
Anyway, I'm doing this from memory so the match order might be out of place
Match 1: X-Pac vs. Bossman
Bossman is out first and insults the crowd. He's pretty damn funny in his
old-school heel routine.
X-Pac didn't get nearly the pop I would expect him to get. Bossman spent
most of the match hitting X-Pac in the neck. Ending came when X-Pac rolled
up Bossman after Bossman went for a cocky pin attempt.
Regal came out at this point to insult the crowd. He said "for the next few
weeks on television, I'll show your children how to behave." He stayed out
to watch the next match of...
Match 2: Test vs. Albert
Albert is huge in real life. Decent power match that Test won with a boot to
the face that missed by 5 feet. Oh well.
Match 3: Molly Holly vs. Ivory
Molly is hot. Regular woman's match followed, Ivory won with a roll-up and
Steven helped out.
Match 4: Acolytes vs. RTC
RTC was Venis and Richards here. They cut a promo saying St. Paul would be
alcohol free and that drinking was wrong. Acolytes came out and started
kicking ass from the get-go.
Ending came as Farooq and Venis were fighting outside the ring and Richards
was left alone with Bradshaw. Clothesline from Hell see ya. Bradshaw gave
Richards a powerbomb after the match for the hell of it.
Match 5: Hardyz and Lita vs. Radicalz and Terri
Hardyz are way over. Lita is way over.
Cute bit as the crowd chants "Eddy sucks!" and Saturn runs to cover up
Awesome match with the regular Hardyz highspots. Jeff spends most of the
match getting killed. Saturn hits a sweet frogsplash. Lots of stuff happens
and Lita and Terri are alone in the ring, Twist of Fate, moonsault and
Saturn then does his best "Classic Mankind" impression by rocking in the
ring with Terri in his arms. Pretty funny.
Match 6: Angle vs. Benoit
Pre-match Angle says "I'm freezing my Olympic testicles off." And "Benoit
has about the same chance of winning the title as the Minnesota Vikings do
of winning the Superbowl next year! Its true, its true!"
Benoit tried to be the face, but people don't like him very well. I thought
this match was good. Crowd could have cared less. Benoit hit the headbutt
twice, the rolling German suplexs, and the crossface. Angle tapped out, but
the ref was distracted with Trish. Angle missed his moonsault and did a
SWEET running belly-to-belly off the top (that's one of the pictures).
The end came as Benoit released the crossface, went over to say something to
Trish and Angle hit the Olympic Slam.
Match 7: Dudz vs. RTC
RTC this time is Goodfather and Bull with Richards
Awesome bit as the Goodfather says "I use to sell cheap sex!" *crowd pops*
"I use to parade around the ring with half naked women!" *crowd pops again*
Goofather starts to look confused..."I use to say..ROLL A FATTY FOR THIS
PIMP DADDY, LIGHT IT UP AND SAY..." *crowd goes insane* Steven comes over to
stop him. Goodfather pushes him away. "Would you want me to see me roll a
bi..." Steven stops him again and this time gets on his knees and begs the
Goodfather to stop. This was all very funny and if Goodfather turns face,
he'll get a monster pop. Anyway, this all ends with "I use to be like
that...but it was WRONG!"
Dudz come out and the match starts. Lots of "tables!" chants. 3D gets the
win for the Dudz.
Match 8: Hardcore Holly vs. Raven vs. Blackman
Usual hardcore match with garbage can/lid shots. Holly wins the title for
about 30 seconds then the ninja runs out and hits him with something, Raven
pins Holly to regain the title. Blackman then tossed his sticks to the
Match 9: Debra comes out to do the ring announcing. Al Snow vs. The Big Show
Squash squash squash. Show wins with The Final Cut.
Match 10: Austin/Kane/UT vs. Rikishi/Haku/HHH
Wild brawl. Umm, too much stuff happened that I can't remember it all.
Shorter match that I would have wanted, but oh well. UT does "OLD SCHOOL"
and it rules. UT chokeslams Rikishi for the win.
NOW it gets good...
HHH is steaming, Austin sneaks up behind him...STUNNER! Beers start to flow.
UT and Kane join in with Austin. HHH starts walking to the back...Austin
comes up behind him and pours beer in his face. HHH gets "disoriented" and
comes back to the ring. UT grabs him and tosses him into the ring. HHH
staggers to his feet, STUNNER! More beer! HHH gets up again, wonders over
near Kane, CHOKESLAM (all the while Kane is drinking beer)! MORE BEER. Earl
Hebner starts in the beer drinking as Kane and UT head to the back. HHH gets
up, Austin gives him a beer, they do the toast...STUNNER! HHH gets to his
feet once again and this time won't accept a beer. (Actually I might have
missed another stunner in here somewhere). Austin gets on the mic and says
"HHH, we can't touch each other once we leave this ring. We had a hell of a
match...we kicked your guys' ass, but it was still a hell of a match." HHH
makes a "When I drink the beer I'll get a stunner" motion and Austin says
"Come on. Don't you trust me? Let's let bygones be bygones." HHH grabs the
mic "Right Austin. When I take a sip you'll give me another stunner."
Austin: "If you think HHH can trust Stone Cold enough to drink a beer, give
me a hell yeah!" Crowd "HELL YEAH!" HHH grabs the beer, he and Austin toast.
Austin starts walking towards the other side of the ring, HHH charges,
Austin moves, STUNNER! More beer for Austin, more beer dumped on HHH and
that's the night.
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