Ok, I've been keeping track of every match on WWF TV, thanks to the extensive archive of show summarys at slashwrestling.com . I've gotten back to Judgement Day 2001, which was a time when I wasn't really paying much attention to the WWF. So I need someone's help regarding the match between Chris Benoit and Kurt Angle. First Benoit gets a pinfall, then Angle gets a submission, then Angle wins by climbing a ladder? So was it both a 2/3 falls match AND a ladder match? How does that work?
It was a 2/3 falls match with a different stipulation each fall, ala Austin-HHH from No Way Out 2001. First fall was straight wrestling. Second fall was submissions only. Third fall was a ladder match, with the medals as the goal.
This is merely speculation on my part, but you guys don't think Benoit may have been one of the guys they had in mind for the Ringmaster gimmick, do you? I only ask because a) it would have fit only TOO well and b) the timeline seems right.