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.
1) Debatable that even came from the Observer. There's a ton of fake Meltzer stuff floating around. 2) Dumb. UFC is such a fad and they pay their guys peanuts. As far as drawing, UFC is way behind WWE and boxing still.