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takes a lot of concentration...
They opened with Vince coming out to fire Eric Bischoff and
they had Mick Foley come out. They are really trying to rebuild
interest, but it’ll take more than this. Honestly, it
was a good opening heat segment. They did an on-going thing
about the Trial of Eric Bischoff. While they’re at it,
they may as well try him for his time in the AWA.
missed a lot of the Fatal Fourway, but I came in at the
end when the Big Show and Kane did a TRIPLE CHOKESLAM!!!
Big Show had Val Venis really to goozle, while Kane had
Romeo of the Heartthrobs. Tomko came up and they both grabbed
him and all three went at once. Rad.
and Mickie James had a match that was OK, though James is
sloppy. It was basically done to show the troubles that
will brew between Mickie and Trish because Trish kicked
Mickie by accident and that led to Victoria getting the
had some angry words after the match and that led to things
getting smoothed over but obviously showing that the two
of them will be feuding before too long. Candace is trying
to improve, and I think she’s actually progressing
in her managing career faster than her in-ring career. And
Lots of the court
segments. I don’t like them. They are taking too much
time and even though they are setting up matches for the
night (HHH vs. Tajiri), they are just wasting time. When
they had the Boogeyman show up, I was strangely amused in
a ShockMaster sort of way.
Edge and Lita
did the hottest segment of the night with their Cutting
Edge. They basically said that there was no one who wanted
to be on the show, except for Ric Flair, who was too washed
up to show and they talked about the recent legal troubles.
This led Michael P.S. Hayes and Sgt. Slaughter came out
and said that Vince wanted it off because Edge had gone
too far. This led to Edge doing a bunch of shoot comments
on Sarge and The Freebird. Edge said that Michael didn’t
have Terry Gordy at his back because he was dead. The guys
got into the ring and it ended up with Hayes saying that
the only reason Edge was here was because he screwed Matt
Hardy’s girlfriend. Great segment from the point of
view of booking and heat getting. Edge and Lita were great
here working with one of the greatest talkers of all-time.
Tajiri lost a
fast squash to HHH, though he did get a little offense in
and that was that. H looked pretty good.
last backstage Court Segment had Maria asking that Mick
ask her questions using Mr. Socko. That was funny, but the
"Maria is dumb" gimmick sucks. They then said
that they’d make the final arguments in the ring,
as if there were any question as to what it would be.
suffers the heartbreak of anime hair...
and Shawn Michaels had a decent match with CCC and Kurt
Angle. It sorta started slower than usual, but Shelton and
Kurt worked together really well. The crowd was sorta in
and out on this one. Shelton was getting a lot of pops since
he was in his hometown. Kurt went for a German Suplex, but
Shelton backflipped out of it. NICE! The rest of the match
is Shelton getting chants and the like, but when Shawn has
things in hand, Shelton tags himself in, goes to the top
and misses a Flying Body Press which allows Carlito to get
The final segment
was pretty hot because they had Cena come out, give Bisch
an FU and that led to Bischoff getting thrown into the Dump
Truck. I didn’t care, but it was kinda cool.
Not a great show,
lots of wasted time, but there was a great segment with
Edge and Lita and the Main Event wasn’t bad either.
all for this week. More later!
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