dark match- Keiji Sakoda vs. some guy with "the Future" on the back of his 1,2,3 Kid-styled tights. Kid gets the win, Sakoda chastizes the crowd.
Heat- Lance Storm v. Lance Cade Good match. Storm rolls Cade up for the Single-Leg Crab win. Cade looks kinda like Stunning Steve Austin. He hit a clothesline (not quite from Hell) on Storm that popped the crowd. WHACK!
Val Venis vs. (don't remember) Venis gets the money shot win. He still gets a great response from the crowd, even though he was a hated heel not too long ago.
Nowinski and Rodney Mack vs. Spike and Dreamer. Not sure who won, but the Dudleys did a run-in and teased a 3-D through the table with the Mack. Nowinski cut a promo before the match explaining how being Harvard- educated is the same as being street-educated. The Mack and Teddy Long bought it, playa.
Nice show live.
I was there....When Chris Jericho beat Austin and Rock in the same night to become the first ever Undisputed Champion! (And for the incredible Eddie/ Edge "no DQ"!!!)
The Future is probably Frankie Kazarian a UPW local.
As for who Earl is, he's brother to Dave, father to Brian, and a McMahon loyalist through and through. Unless he REALLY screws up badly or gets a serious attitude change, I think he'll have a job for life.
Man, I should have watched those shows last night to find out how they edited that.
***Note: First rule of being a WWE Ref...know the finish and make sure your on the same page as the rest of the people in the ring.***
***Note: Worst Case Senerio: Your in a match with Tripple H, Ric Flair, and Randy Ortan vs Shawn Micheals, Kevin Nash, and The Hurricane. Tripple H hits the Pedigre and Orton covers Hurricane. What do you do? Extra Credit: If your boss wants to screw the champion out of his belt what would you do?
A: Ring the bell, break all kayfabe and run out of the building (1997 Survivor Sereis) B: Count to three just to end the match because you don't know or forgot the ending. C: Begin to count then stop just to get up and call for the bell. (6-2-03 Raw) D: All of the above. E: None of the above. F: Can this really happen? G: Is this a trick question? H: Why is this question on my application? I: Twin Hebners? J: No seriously this is only a theory, right?
Banned Once! The independant thought alarm went off, knew to much about b*tching.
...and you know, the scary thing about this is, sometimes I like it. Bruce Banner-Eric Bana, HULK
Supposedly the match was supposed to end with Hurricane getting the pinfall, right?
He got Pedigreed though, so there's at least a minute of not moving right there. I guess there was enough time left in the show for him to recover and capitalize on someone else's fuckery to get a pin.
Unless Hurricane wasn't supposed to get Pedigreed (unlikely, I think) someone should have broken up the pin or Helms needed to have a foot on the ropes. That is unless Orton (I think it was him) wasn't the legal man.
Al Wilson ran a legendary school back in the late 80ís. Much like Stu Hart's dungeon Al's House of Promos fine tuned the mic skills of such great orators as Chris Benoit, Lance Storm and Steve Blackman.