Val Venis vs Joey Abs (w/those other two Posse losers)- Euro. Title Match
Nothing of note here. Val's Perfectplex ---> Pin (about 5:00).
Godfather (w/five hos and LUNA?)
Luna apparently turns ho ....NOT! Luna interference ---> the Implant DDT --->pin.
D'lo Brown (w/megapop) vs Prince
Short match that ended on the outside -- Chimel's audio was really bad --it appeared to be a DQ win for D'lo.
Too Cool vs Headbangers (w/really weird
Too Cool AND the Bangers get good-sized face pops here: who's the heel? The Headbangers hit the Stage Dive, but GMaster Sexay (a la Val Venis at Armageddon) hits ANOTHER top rope move and puts Scottie 2 Hotty on top.
A clip airs of Mankind addressing pretty much the entire WWF Roster (minus
DX, Steph, and a few assorted heels). Steph walks in on the mess -- and
turns face? Another swerve show, (grr). The short of this is setting up
matches for later - Rock/Al Snow in a cage, Big Show/Mankind --HHH hangs
15 ft above the ring in a shark cage AND the Hardys, Test, Edge and
Christian are lumberjacks to insure against DX interfering, and Jeff
Hardy/Christian vs ...the Posse? Gack.
Insert here, your opening clips, ear-numbing fireworks, and crowd footage
to open up the show.
IC Title Match -Chris Jericho vs
Hardcore Holly (with Crash and Scale
Talk about a great back and forth match --
Crash interrupts the
Walls of Jericho to draw the (DQ about
3:30 or so) and here's CHYNA to
make the save--Crash takes a trip over the top courtesy of said savior,
and Hardcore courtesy of OUR Paragon of Virtue. Add in Jericho befuddled
look as we fade!
Test vs SAME OLD Road
This was another of Steph's 'gifts'. Aside from one Shake N' Bake Punch
Sequence, SQUASH SOUP! (Pumphandle Slam
--->Flying Elbow --->pin (2:00 - maybe)).
Rock interview clip.
Edge vs Olympic Gold Medalist
Kurt praises Texas's possession of Intensity and Integrity -- but demoans
the lack of Intelligence. The Crowd was PISSED. Edge hits a few nice
spots, Angle gets in a little trouble, and DAMMIT. [Blackman's Kendo Delight --->Right Angle
Rikishi Fatu vs
YEAH, SUUUUUUURE. Does the term BOWLING SHOE TENDENCIES mean anything to
you? (Banzai Drop -->
pin). We get the obligatory boogie
with Too Cool postmatch. Oh, Tazz's symbol interrupts Rikishi's entrance.
Kane wants Xpac -- Steph gifts him with BA Billy Gunn for a match later --
Ivory is out -- and we have a challenge to -
EL GATO vs Ivory -- WWF Women's
Kitty, as per Ivory's niceness, picks the stipulations of no-DQ and anything goes - and then steps outside, as Chyna beats up Ivory, hits her with the Pedigree, and lets Kitty pin her after doing all the dirty work.
1/2 of the Hardys (w/Terri) & Christian
vs Taka and Papa Chulo
Taka & Co. are recruited by the MSP to take their place in this match.
Taka & Co. are the heels, and we get a nice (if short) high flying match,
including a good legdrop by Jeff Hardy, the Trainwreck Leaping Spot, a
very cool spot where Taka gets clobbered by a barricade-running Christian,
and at the end, (Impaler/Senton Bomb
Combo ---> pin.)
Stephanie has Triple H taken away by cops!
The Rock vs Al Snow - Steel Cage
Biggest pop of the night for the man with the shades. Many Rocky Chants: A
Steel Chair, introduced by the Rock at the beginning of the match, plays a
small role, as Al gets the spinebuster on said chair -- Pavlov, your star
shines bright (Peoples Elbow ---> pin
MIZARK HENRY (w/Thursday Night Geritol)
vs Bubba Ray Dudley(w/D-Von)
Mark has a poem for Mae (the first time in recent memory I actually DIDN'T MIND the bad audio.). Buh Buh goofs on them, then insults the crowd for laughs (Insulting the Cowboys drew a HUGE FACE POP--YOU figure that out.). Mark Henry picks up the win via circuitus interference.
KANE vs Mr.
Kane is seriously pissed and it's all
Kane. (Chokeslam Express ---> pin
(under 2:00)) But Kane's not done yet, for after
scaring off the referee, he chases BA and almost hits a tombstone on the
outside - the two brawl into the crowd and into a back area, where BA is
introduced to a brick wall. Dogg begs him off [HA!]
Mankind vs Big Show - WWF Title
HHH in cage above Ring; Hardy, Test, Edge and Christian
Steph joins in on color commentary. Some decent offense -- fast forawrd to
the end - chokeslam attempt blocked by a kick and countered into a Double
DDT - SOCKO is
out and applied - and both men tumble over the top. Time
for the angle to kick in -- the cage starts lowering. The lumberjacks
advance on the ring --and A WHOLE BUNCH
O BUNCHA HEELS attack, and the
fight spills into the back. Mick makes it back into the ring, and quite to
our amusement, he has to play dumb for a while, as Steph takes OVER FOUR
MINUTES to get the chain on the cage off (or maybe she's trying to stop
HHH from getting out?). Mick attacks, and HHH grabs Steph as a human
shield ---> IT'S A TRICK, of course, and we get a massive Mick beatdown by
DX to end the broadcast, and the Outlaws run out to run interference on
the Big Show somewhere in there. Triple H and DX has two words for us in
the midst of this holiday era -- BUT I'M NOT GONNA SAY WHAT THEY WERE. HA!
Mick and Show recover to apply the beatdown and send the crowd home happy
(including a Mick People's Elbow w/ the Outlaws stacked on top of each
Papa Chulo def. A Jobber
Mideon defeated A Wierd Jobber w/very ugly silver pants
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