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Nassau Coliseum; Uniondale, Long Island, New York
MOMENTUM KEY: (*) Denotes Interference (E) Denotes Even Momentum ; numbers to reflect substantial momentum changes or consistencies.
1RAW 1. Ivory 2. Lita 2RAW 1. Edge 2. Test 3RAW 1. Christian 2. The Hurricane 4RAW 1. Undertaker 2. Kurt Angle 5RAW 1. APA and Jacqueline (Faarooq) 2. Dudley Boyz and Stacy Keibler (Buh Buh Ray) 6RAW 1. Rob Van Dam 2. Booker T 7RAW 1. The Rock 2. Chris Jericho
Interpromotional Matches, 4; WCW/ECW wins (2, 0 by DQ); WWF wins (2, 1 by DQ); no contests (0).
Personal Best Match of the night: 7 RAW The Rock v. Chris Jericho (90)
Personal Worst Match of the night: 6 RAW Rob Van Dam v. Booker T (10)
5 Singles (4 Title Matches), 1 Tag (0 Title Matches); 1 HardcoreSingles (1 Title Match)(1 No contest)
3 instances of interference (3 meaningful , LanceStorm (1), StoneColdSteveAustin(4), BigShow(6))
4 RAW *StoneColdSteveAustin
6 RAW *Big Show
The Rock (New WCW Champion)
Show assessment: Considerably iffy show. Borderline (last match exempted).
First Match: Not really anything of great value here, but a fair women's match. The match seemed a little unsound in the actual grappling but was survivable for the length it went. Not the best by any stretch but certainly not the worst. Still looking elsewhere.
Second Match: This was an OK contest with suitable varied paces depending on who controlled the match. For a title match I would have liked to have a finish with a little more impact and class. Lack of interference was a good point and there was some visible effort from the competitors.
Third Match: This was not a match lined with any real extras. Very basic and hard to say it served an extra purpose by any means. Hard to draw interest here but still was a watchable match. Will hopefully find better among these two in the future.
Fourth Match: For the second straight show Angle gave another good performance opposite a big man; more so, the Undertaker gave a suitable counterpart effort. The interference was seen from before and blemished a potentially good finish between these two. Some good and sound counters in the match were good points. Good overall.
Fifth Match: Perhaps one of the higher points of this match was the heavy hitting, of which Jacqueline took a good share. Nothing extraordinary about this match. Still looking for more improvements from Keibler (which is not to say she is not improving already) but easily overlooked as the match focus was around the four men overall. Quite fair.
Sixth Match: I did see some potential for this Alliance based match before the match which was cut down by Regal's presence, but not yet demolished. Some good starting offense from both competitors but then Tajiri's entrance and Big Show's presence made the showing very convoluted and pretty much destroyed any remaining hope.
Seventh Match: This front-running feud continues to provide and fuel programming in a very strong fashion. Match mechanics were very good and there was still a very compelling story told by the match with some pages still to come. Finish came somewhat abruptly and surprisingly but was intriguing. Post match revenge was a necessary and fine touch. Match of the night here.
Robert Ortega, Jr.