here's the first half of Round 1 Results for those keeping score at home...
(1)Steve Austin d. (16)Grandmaster Sexay Pin @ 8:09 (Stunner)
(4)Kevin Nash d. (13)Mr. Perfect Pin @ 7:29 (Jacknife Powerbomb)
(3)Shawn Michaels d. (14)D-Von Dudley Pin @ 18:54 (Suplex)
(11)X-Pac d. (6)Lance Storm Pin @ 16:19 (Hurricanrana Pin)
(1)Rock d. (16)Funaki Pin @ 21:29 (Rock Bottom)
(4)Chris Benoit d. (13)Godfather Pin @ 7:50 (Fisherman's Suplex)
(3)Kane d. (14)Hurricane Helms Pin @ 3:09 (Tombstone Piledriver)
(6)DDP d. (11)Mark Henry Pin @ 8:18 (Powerbomb)
(1)Triple H d. (16)Spike Dudley Pin @ 7:27 (Pedigree)
(13)Taka d. (4)Big Show Pin @ 8:56 (Michinikou Driver)
(3)Scott Hall d. (14)Raven Pin @ 11:19 (Fisherman's Suplex)
(6)Test d. (11)Bubba Ray Dudley Pin @ 7:28 (Suplex)
(1)Kurt Angle d. (16)Steven Richards Pin @ 14:34 (Angle Slam)
(4)Rob Van Dam d. (13)Essa Rios Pin @ 16:29 (Arm Wrench w/ Hook Kick)
(3)Hollywood Hogan d. (14)Scotty 2 Hotty Pin @ 3:55 (Reverse Atomic Drop)
(11)Matt Hardy d. (6)Albert Pin @ 23:07 (Crucifix Powerbomb)
Biggest surprise so far round 1 - Take Michinikou overcoming Big Show. Guess the Big Slow can't handle wrestling in the gaming world either. Also a surprise to see Rock taking over 20 minutes to handle Funaki. Decent upsets with both 6 ranked Lance Storm and Albert being pinned by X-Pac and Matt Hardy, respectively.
Longest Match: Matt Hardy over Albert (23:07)
Shortest Match: Kane over Hurricane Helms (3:09)
"Are those two the gay ones you were talking about? I mean... look at those hideous pants.." - a female friend on seeing Kurt Angle and Chris Jericho on screen
not bad... not bad. One or two upsets to start the tournament. The video image of the wrestlers should be grinning that they have to face Taka instead of big show. Even though most people think he can't wrestle he's still a big boy who i would hate to mess with.
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It was pretty neutral, I think. Sting looked deliberately at Styles -- but didn't gesture or anything -- and then attacked Morgan. The announcers definitely picked up on Sting's actions but didn't pass judgment on it.