It’s the final Raw earlier than WrestleMania 2000, which is the “go home” present as they are saying. The primary occasion of WrestleMania was set with WWF Champion Triple H (w/Stephanie McMahon) vs. The Rock (w/Vince McMahon) vs. Big Present (w/Shane McMahon) vs. Mick Foley (w/Linda McMahon). It’s truthful to say McMahonamania was operating wilder than ever.
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WWF Raw #357
March 27, 2000
From Compaq Middle in Houston, Texas
This present has a TV-14 score and the “S” for Sexual Content material on WWE Community.
The present started with a video package deal displaying the top of Smackdown when Stephanie McMahon slapped mommy Linda McMahon.
The Raw opening video aired. The pyro went off on the stage and the gang in Houston was very loud. There have been indicators far and wide with a capability crowd in attendance. Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler are the announcers as regular.
Let’s Hear from Linda McMahon and others
Linda McMahon enter the ring for a monotone promo. She stated it was embarrassing and degrading for her when her daughter Stephanie slapped her within the face on Smackdown. Linda thinks she made the fitting choice for WrestleMania by making it a Deadly Four-Method. Linda stated that in giving Mick Foley the chance to reside his dream, she needed to reside a nightmare. She talked about staring within the hateful, chilly blue eyes of her daughter Stephanie and listening to her say horrible issues – she was stupefied. Linda stated the slap from Stephanie was hateful. Linda famous that she hasn’t all the time been an ideal mom, however she all the time tried to provide the perfect path and steerage she might for all of Stephanie’s 23 years. Linda stated she didn’t need to be handled the best way Stephanie handled her. Linda stated she was demanding that Stephanie comes on the market now for an apology and the followers cheered that. JR spoke as much as say that Linda’s all the time been a great mom to her youngsters.
Evaluation: Linda promos are sleep inducing. Very boring.
Vince McMahon made his entrance to hitch his spouse within the ring. Keep in mind, Vince was a face at this level, so the followers cheered him. Vince stated that whereas they’re ready for Stephanie to return on the market, Vince needed to listen to what he hopes might be Stephanie’s apology. Vince famous that he was involved with Linda’s actions by leaving the company area and getting into this area. Vince famous that he was involved for her welfare and he was fearful that one thing like Thursday night time would occur. Vince stated that’s why he’s involved about Linda being bodily in Mick Foley’s nook at WrestleMania. Linda advised her husband she will maintain herself. Vince stated little question about that as a result of that’s a cause why he fell in love together with her all these years in the past. Vince stated that he hopes she gained’t be indignant with him when he raises the hand of the brand new WWF Champion, The Rock. The followers cheered that. Vince stated that if Stephanie has the center that her household has, she’ll come on the market and apologize with out her degenerate husband by her aspect.
Stephanie McMahon made her entrance as she stood on the stage. That’s a brief skirt. The followers greeted her with “slut” chants. She stated that she guessed each youngster ought to do what their mother and father inform them to do, so right here she is. Stephanie famous that they assume her actions have been deplorable and downright impolite. Stephanie stated she watched the footage of final Thursday, she watched the footage, it was flawed for her to slap her month, it was an act of cowardice and disrespectful to Linda. Stephanie stated she didn’t know why she did it, she simply felt this rage constructed up inside her and she or he stated “I’m sorry” to Linda. Stephanie stated she didn’t imply to slap Linda, what she actually needed to do was slap dad. She stated that if she might do it once more he would slap him throughout the face as exhausting as she might. Vince replied saying he would “blister her little fanny until it turns blue!” And the followers cheered that!
Triple H, the WWF Champion, joined spouse Stephanie McMahon-Hemsley on the stage with JR calling him a jackass. Hunter: “What the hell kind of family did I marry into?” Good query. Hunter stated they’re the top of probably the most dysfunctional household on the planet. Vince informed Hunter to return right down to the ring so Vince can present him. Hunter stated Vince is a violent man that wants counseling. Hunter says he’s the voice of cause that’s the calm, cool, collected one whereas including he’s not a violent man. The followers chanted “Asshole” and Vince famous that he’s acquired 20,00zero individuals calling him an Asshole, which was not bleeped. Hunter stated he didn’t give a crap about any of them. Hunter stated that Vince ought to have packed up and gone out of city a very long time in the past. Hunter stated it’s time to maneuver out the previous and transfer within the new whereas Vince’s historic period ought to resign whereas a brand new period ought to run the present.
Shane McMahon confirmed up for the interruption and he walked out to Big Present’s theme music. Shane walked right down to the ring, however not within the ring together with his mother and father. Shane stated that he and Linda are the one two degree headed McMahons on this period. Shane stated that what Stephanie slapping her mother was gutless and made Shane sick to his abdomen. Shane stated that Stephanie is a spoiled brat. Shane requested how she might do such a factor to their mom. Shane went onto the apron the place he hugged his mom. Shane entered the ring. Shane stated that on behalf of this aspect of the McMahon Household, he apologizes to everyone. Shane stated that he’ll stand towards the union of Stephanie’s marriage as a result of it makes them sick. Shane stated that because it pertains to this new period, he’s with them on that one. Shane attacked Vince from behind with a microphone shot to the top!
Shane punched Vince repeatedly, which led to Hunter going into the ring and becoming a member of Shane within the assault. Stephanie went into the ring as Hunter and Shane punched Vince. Linda pulled Shane again by the hair. Stephanie grabbed her mother. Shane teased hitting his personal mom, however Mick Foley ran out for the save and Linda left the ring. Foley attacked Triple H with punches. Big Present went into the ring, Present hit Foley with a headbutt and Triple H hit a clothesline on Foley. The gang was going loopy whereas Present hit Foley wit ha clothesline excessive. Hunter knocked down Vince with a punch and Hunter teased a Pedigree, however Rock ran out to an enormous ovation. Rock labored over Hunter and Present with punches. Hunter hit Rock with a clothesline and Present picked up Rock for a Rock Backside. Triple H hit Foley with a Pedigree. Vince obtained again up, so Hunter hit Vince with a title shot to the top. The heels stood tall within the ring. After 22 minutes, this phase is over.
Evaluation: It went approach too lengthy and Linda’s promo was terrible, however it picked up a bit whereas involving all the important thing individuals for the WrestleMania fundamental occasion. I don’t assume it wanted to run 22 minutes, in order that harm the phase. It’s the McMahon Household although, so it’s not a shock that they took a very long time.
Replays aired of the important thing spots from the earlier phase.
Chyna made her entrance to a superb pop. She’s teaming with Too Cool at WrestleMania. Chris Jericho was up subsequent and he’s in a triple menace for the Intercontinental and European Title on the road. Jericho ripped on Benoit by calling him the “Robotic Crappler.” Not a robust Jericho promo. Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero have been subsequent up.
Chris Jericho and Chyna vs. Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero
Pre-match notes: Jericho and Chyna have been the faces whereas Benoit and Guerrero have been the heels.
Guerrero attacked Chyna from behind with a forearm to the again. Chyna prevented a Guerrero assault and used a drop toe maintain to ship Benoit into Guerrero. Jericho utilized the Partitions of Jericho to Benoit, however Guerrero made the save. Chyna gave Guerrero a clothesline excessive to the ground. Jericho with a Powerbomb on Benoit. Jericho needed a Lionsault, however Guerrero tripped him up and Benoit pinned Jericho to win the match at 1:54.
Winners by pinfall: Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero
Evaluation: * Brief match that was rushed possible due to the earlier phase operating so lengthy. The end to this match was poor. That shouldn’t have been sufficient to pin Jericho, however it was.
Publish match, the heels tried an affordable assault, however the faces chased after them. Chyna went after Guerrero, which led to Saturn and Malenko attacking Chyna. The Too Cool duo of Grandmaster Sexay and Scotty 2 Hotty made the save for Chyna. The heels left.
Evaluation: It was only a fast angle to attempt to construct to the WrestleMania six-person tag group match.
Vince McMahon was interviewed within the locker room by Michael Cole. Vince referred to as out Shane and Linda informed him to not do it. Vince simply stated he’s calling out Shane tonight.
Hardcore Championship: Crash Holly vs. Hardcore Holly
Hardcore hit a dropkick on Crash. Tazz ran within the ring with a suplex on Hardcore. Two referees have been on the market. The Headbangers went to ringside they usually had a referee with them. They hit Crash with a 2×Four piece of wooden. Viscera joined the struggle as he went after Crash. When Crash broke free, he jumped into the gang and went backstage. The Imply Road Posse attacked Crash, however Crash left. Taka and Funaki additionally attacked Crash with a Japanese flag, however Crash managed to flee. The wrestlers went outdoors in search of Crash, however Crash hid behind a rubbish can after which went into the world once more. Crash’s music to finish it, so let’s name it about 2:20 of “action” if you wish to name it.
Match Outcome: No Contest?
Evaluation: No match, so no level in score it. It led to the battle royal at WrestleMania. This was one other rushed phase. It was mildly humorous resulting from Crash discovering methods to get away.
Shane McMahon was interviewed by Michael Cole within the locker room. Shane stated he gained’t face Vince McMahon.
Rikishi Phatu was proven strolling backstage, Kevin Kelly requested about Street Dogg and Rikishi stated it is going to be his ass in his face. Easy.
Michael Cole was proven outdoors The Rock’s locker room to tease an interview arising.
Street Dogg vs. Rikishi Phatu
Pre-match notes: Dogg was the heel that did a babyface promo earlier than the match. Rikishi was a face. The WrestleMania match was Dogg and X-Pac vs. Rikishi and Kane. The JR pronunciation is “Rawkishi” due to his accent.
Rikishi whipped Dogg into the turnbuckle, Dogg got here again with punches and Rikishi hit Dogg with a kick to the face. Rikishi was limping on his left leg so much. Rikishi gave Dogg the Stinkface, which didn’t have that identify but. Dogg left the ring wanting like he was going to throw up, so Rikishi gained by countout. It went 1:02.
Winner by countout: Rikishi Phatu
Evaluation: DUD Crap match. Actually. They booked a countout in a one-minute match. That’s brutal.
Too Cool confirmed up and danced with Rikishi after the match. Right here’s a artistic fan signal.
The Rock was interviewed by Michael Cole outdoors of Rock’s dressing room. Rock informed Cole to close his mouth. Rock ripped on the McMahon household drama saying he wipes a monkey’s ass with the McMahon household saga. He paused as followers chanted “Rocky” for him. Rock stated that as a result of he’s the Individuals’s Champion, he isn’t achieved. He stated that he didn’t care who it was, any approach you need to deliver it, you’ll haven’t any selection however to odor what The Rock is cooking.
Evaluation: There was no announcement of a match, nevertheless it tell us that Rock was going to be part of the present later within the night time.
A clip of Edge and Christian have been proven with the Hardy Boyz once they have been interviewed on Warmth. Edge and Christian left the interview saying they have been sick of the bullshit. Christian attacked Jeff Hardy throughout a tag group match. Later within the night time, the Hardys value Edge and Christian a tag group match.
Evaluation: The heel flip of Edge and Christian begins.
Edge and Christian joined commentary for this subsequent match.
Dean Malenko and Perry Saturn vs. The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff Hardy)
Pre-match notes: Malenko and Saturn have been heels with Malenko holding the Mild Heavyweight Title that’s not often defended. The Hardys have been the face.
Jeff whipped Malenko into the nook, Matt tagged in and hit a clothesline. Edge and Christian have been pushing their new angle as they ripped on the character of the Hardys saying they have been self centered. Saturn tagged in with a forearm to Matt to take management for the heels. Stomach to again suplex by Saturn on Matt, Malenko again in with a leaping kick to Matt and Saturn again in with the heels doing a double workforce elbow on Matt. Malenko again in, Matt acquired a rollup and Malenko hit a clothesline. Saturn up prime with a knee drop off the highest for a two rely. Edge was actually pushing the heel angle with Christian chiming in sometimes. Saturn hit a suplex for a two rely. Extra fast tags by the heel aspect as they remoted Matt till Matt hit a Russian legsweep. Jeff received the recent tag with a missile dropkick on Malenko and a dropkick on each heels. Double group suplex by the Hardys on Saturn. Matt off the center rope with a leg drop to Malenko. Matt hit a Twist of Destiny on Saturn, Jeff up prime, Christian pulled Saturn out of the best way and Jeff hit the mat together with his Swanton Bomb try. The ref was distracted by the blokes on the ground, so Edge hit a Spear on Jeff. The ref by no means noticed it. Saturn again up, he hooked Jeff’s arms and hit a bridging Tiger Suplex for the pinfall win at 5:46.
Winners by pinfall: Dean Malenko and Perry Saturn
Evaluation: **three/Four Good match for the time given. With a number of extra minutes it might have been nice. The end was carried out that method to present that Edge and Christian had a change in angle as heels now, in order that they have been on the market to screw the Hardys over. That’s one thing E&C by no means would have accomplished earlier than, however this was when WWE obtained aggressive with them as heels. What I observed throughout this match is how fashionable the Hardys have been particularly with the feminine followers that have been screaming for them so much.
Publish match, Saturn and Malenko celebrated the win whereas JR pushed the shocking actions of Edge and Christian, which once more is completed to speed up their heel flip.
Shane McMahon and Big Present have been interviewed by Kevin Kelly. Shane stated that tonight it’s going to be Shane and Present vs. The Rock.
Kane was proven backstage staring into the digital camera as a result of he’s up subsequent.
There was a shot of NBA Corridor of Famer Charles Barkley at ringside. He was enjoying for the Houston Rockets at this level. It was his final yr within the NBA. Barkley was one among my favourite gamers ever and can also be a legendary announcer.
Kurt Angle, the Intercontinental and European Champion, did a pre-match promo complaining about how he has to defend each titles at Wrestlemania. He referred to as Kane the “Big Red Retard” whereas noting he’s obtained lots of retarded followers and he needs them nicely. Angle referred to as it a conspiracy that he doesn’t like.
Evaluation: The best way he delivered his strains have been superb. He might take probably the most ridiculous issues and make it sound prefer it was pure to him.
Kurt Angle vs. Kane (w/Paul Bearer)
Pre-match notes: Angle was the heel and Kane was the face. This was not a title match for both of Kane’s titles.
Kane knocked down Angle with a boot to the face. Angle tripped up Kane, Bob Backlund was proven watching backstage and Kane hit a clothesline adopted by a physique slam. Kane missed an elbow drop as a result of Angle moved. Angle tried to a deal with, however Kane picked him up and hit a Powerbomb. Angle left the ring, Kane went after him with punches and introduced Angle again into the ring. Angle hit a neckbreaker throughout the highest rope. Kane with a nook clothesline, he needed a Tombstone, Angle slipped out of it and Kane got here again with a sidewalk slam. Kane went up prime, he jumped off and related with the clothesline to a very good pop from the gang. Angle with a drop toe maintain that despatched Kane into the turnbuckle. Angle grabbed a title, Kane grabbed it, referee Jimmy Korderas put the title away, so Angle hit a low blow and a title shot to the top. The ref noticed it, so it was a DQ end.
Winner by disqualification: Kurt Angle
Evaluation: *1/Four It was a typical Kane match the place he dominated most of it, then Angle needed to discover a strategy to get out of there and blatantly cheated. That’s the end as a result of WWE didn’t need to beat Kane since he was all the time protected.
Submit match, Kane no bought the title shot to the face, went after Angle on the ramp and tossed Angle again into the ring for extra. Kane hit Angle with a Chokeslam. Kane adopted up with a Tombstone for Angle. Kane set the ring posts on hearth and that was it.
Vince McMahon was interviewed by Michael Cole. Vince added himself to the match as a result of he’s teaming up with The Rock towards Big Present and Shane McMahon. Vince stated no one can do something about it.
The stunning Trish Stratus was proven strolling backstage, which is all the time a pleasant sight and she or he’s up subsequent together with her tag staff.
Steve Blackman and Al Snow have been proven backstage having a dialog with Snow making an attempt to encourage Blackman utilizing the Headcheese identify.
Check and Albert entered with Trish Stratus, which meant I barely observed the blokes. Al Snow was already within the ring, in order that match started.
Check (w/Albert and Trish Stratus) vs. Al Snow (w/Steve Blackman)
Pre-match notes: Check was the heel whereas Snow was the face. These tag groups have been set for a WrestleMania match.
Snow hit Check with a neckbreaker on the ground to take management. Check went for a pumphandle slam, Snow slipped out of it and hit a Snow Plow slam. Blackman tossed the Head into the ring, nevertheless it went too far and Check hit Snow with a kick to pin him. The reside shot missed the kick from Check. Snow kicked out proper after the three rely at zero:39.
Winner by pinfall: Check
Evaluation: 1/Four* It was one other very brief match on this present filled with brief matches. Weak end. Not sufficient Trish on digital camera.
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon have been backstage. She gave him a referee shirt in order that he might be the referee for later.
Triple H and Stephanie have been within the workplace with Hunter slicing the sleeves off the referee shirt.
Bull Buchanan and Big Boss Man vs. The Acolytes (Farooq and Bradshaw)
Pre-match notes: Boss Man and Buchanan have been the heels whereas the Acolytes have been the faces.
Buchanan hit a physique slam and an axe kick on Faarooq to start out the match. I feel that’s mot of his offense. Bradshaw tagged in towards Boss Man, who ran over Bradshaw with a shoulder deal with. Bradshaw with a clothesline to the again. The Godfather’s music began as The Acolytes hit double shoulder tackles on Boss Man. Godfather and D-Lo Brown walked out with a Ho Practice. One of many ho’s gave the Acolytes cash, in order that they left. Godfather and Brown went into the ring to assault Boss Man and Buchanan, in order that they knocked the heels out of the ring. Name it 1:55.
Match End result: No Contest
Evaluation: DUD That was terrible. The match meant nothing and the Godfather/Brown factor was simply achieved to construct to their WrestleMania match towards Boss Man/Buchanan, which actually wasn’t worthy of being a WrestleMania match, however the WWF was hellbent on reserving numerous matches on that present.
After the match, the ho’s went into the ring with Godfather and Brown. One of many women had ridiculously giant pretend breasts, so Lawler was excited.
Linda McMahon was interviewed backstage by Kevin Kelly. Linda stated there’ll now be two particular visitor referees with Mick Foley becoming a member of Triple H as a referee.
Mick Foley was proven within the locker room placing on a referee shirt.
GTV: Terri Runnels was within the locker room with Fabulous Moolah. The Kat confirmed up and gave Terri a invoice for a shirt that Terri ripped off final week. Moolah ripped off a shirt off The Kat, then Mae Younger confirmed as much as battle Moolah and that ended it.
Evaluation: This may need been the worst construct to a WrestleMania match within the historical past of the occasion.
The Rock and Vince McMahon have been proven speaking backstage with Rock telling him he didn’t need him to be his associate. Rock advised Vince he ought to keep out of Rock’s approach.
There was a music video for “Know Your Role” by Technique on the WWF’s Aggression CD. You possibly can watch it under.
X-Pac (w/Street Dogg and Tori) vs. D-Von Dudley (w/Bubba Ray Dudley)
Pre-match notes: X-Pac and D-Von are each heels. They Dudleys have been the WWF tag workforce champions.
D-Von was in management early with a reverse suplex and he needed Bubba to get a desk, so Bubba arrange a desk outdoors the ring. D-Von teased placing X-Pac via the desk, however X-Pac hit a spin kick to knock him down. D-Von with a again elbow on X-Pac adopted by a physique slam. D-Von went up prime, so X-Pac hit a dropkick. Street Dogg held D-Von, so Bubba pulled X-Pac down by the hair. The ref admonished Bubba, Dogg despatched D-Von throat first into the highest rope and X-Pac hit the X-Issue on D-Von to win by pinfall at 2:23.
Winner by pinfall: X-Pac
Evaluation: *half It was an honest match with predictable outdoors interference that factored into the end.
The groups received right into a struggle after the match when Kane confirmed as much as be a part of the battle. Kane knocked down each Dudleys, X-Pac and Dogg with punches. They Dudleys got here again with a 3D on Kane. Tori stood over prime of Kane and did crotch chops to him. Kane grabbed her by the throat, the gang went wild and X-Pac hit Kane with a low blow. That led to X-Pac and Dogg launching Kane excessive and crashing by way of the desk that was arrange outdoors the ring.
Evaluation: It was an angle that was completed to construct to the X-Pac/Dogg vs. Kane/Rikishi match at WrestleMania. No signal of Rikishi to attempt to assist his companion.
Big Present and Shane McMahon have been proven strolling backstage for the primary occasion.
There was a replay of the important thing moments from the opening angel from this present.
The intros happened for the primary occasion. Triple H was up first in a referee shirt with Stephanie McMahon. This fan has discovered a spot for Stephanie.
The intros continued with Mick Foley in a referee shirt because the second referee on this foremost occasion match. Big Present and Shane McMahon have been subsequent as they walked out to the Aggression CD model of Present’s music. Vince McMahon was up subsequent to an enormous pop. That may change in every week if you already know keep in mind how WrestleMania ended. Triple H tossed Vince into the ring to start out the match earlier than Rock might get on the market. Shane hit a Bronco Buster on Vince. The Rock ran right down to the ring to start out the match.
The Rock and Vince McMahon vs. Big Present and Shane McMahon (Triple and Mick Foley are referees)
Pre-match notes: Rock and Vince have been faces whereas Present and Shane have been heels.
Rock dumped Shane out of the ring. Present labored over Rock by standing on his chest. Rock and Present left the ring, Present tossed Rock into the metal steps after which tossed Rock into the ring. Shane tagged in with leaping elbow on Rock. Hunter did a quick rely, so Foley obtained in his face. Shane slapped Rock within the face, so Rock unloaded with punches and Hunter blocked a Rock clothesline, so Shane knocked Rock down. Foley punched Shane within the face to make it truthful. Hunter and Foley received right into a shoving match. This crowd was standing and going loopy for all of this. Present with an elbow to the chest that didn’t join in any respect, however Rock bought it anyway. When Rock received again up, Present hit him with a again elbow to the face. Present with a backbreaker on Rock as followers chanted “Big Show Sucks” at him. Present hit a leg drop on Rock. When Rock tried to get going with punches, Present hit a powerslam for 2 with Foley doing the rely. Shane tagged in and was met by a Rock DDT. Vince obtained the tag to an enormous pop as he punched Shane twice whereas Linda was proven watching on a TV backstage. Vince with a clothesline on Shane adopted by a punch that knocked Shane out of the ring. Vince whipped Shane into the metal steps. Vince wit ha clothesline on Shane on the announce desk. Vince choked Shane with a microphone twine across the throat. Vince decked Shane with one other clothesline. Shane managed to ship Vince again into the ring, however Vince hit him with a Spear. Present hit a headbutt on Vince. Rock obtained the recent tag from Vince and the gang received even louder. Rock hit the Spinebuster on Shane and the Individuals’s Elbow related for Rock on Shane, however when Mick Foley did the rely, Triple H dropped an elbow on Foley’s again to cease the rely. Hunter adopted up with a Pedigree on Rock and Shane coated as Hunter counted, however Vince attacked Hunter. Vince received again up, punch to the face and Hunter did a ridiculous bump out of the ring to the ground! Vince did crotch chops to Hunter. Present grabbed Vince by the throat, Foley put the Mandible Claw on Present to ship him out of the ring and Rock hit a Rock Backside on Shane with Foley counting the three rely. The gang popped large for that end. It went 11:12.
Winners by pinfall: The Rock and Vince McMahon
Evaluation: *** It wasn’t the most effective match when it comes to technical wrestling, however it was so entertaining with a extremely popular crowd that was into every little thing that they have been doing. The gang beloved Rock in fact, however the pops for Vince have been as robust as ever for Vince as a face. Shane and Present labored properly as a heel workforce whereas Rock was completely on hearth as traditional on this period. The reserving of the referees Foley and Hunter was nicely completed as a result of they acquired into it bodily, however it didn’t take away from the match. I assumed the final two minutes have been distinctive when it comes to how they arrange the end. It was nice.
After the match, the trio of Rock, Vince and Foley celebrated within the ring to finish the present.
Evaluation: After this present, no matter what occurred on Smackdown, I assumed that Rock was going to win the WWF Title at WrestleMania. I’ll get into it extra once I re-post the WrestleMania evaluate, however it simply appeared like the proper factor to do.
This episode had a run time of 1:45:30 on WWE Community. That run time is 10 minutes longer than final week’s Raw as a result of there have been about ten minutes of additional footage with some post-show enjoyable.
Additional Angle Recap
Shane was left alone within the ring with Rock, Foley and Vince. There have been no announcers for this since this was off the air. Foley hit a double arm DDT on Shane and Rock was going to do the Individuals’s Elbow, however they informed Vince to do it. Vince confronted the digital camera and did his personal model of the Individuals’s Elbow on Shane. Foley did his model of the Individuals’s Elbow to Shane as properly. Foley and Vince left, however Rock caught round. Rock gave the individuals what they needed with a Individuals’s Elbow on Shane.
The Rock did a promo saying lastly The Rock has come again to Houston. Rock talked about how they served up pie whereas specifying that it wasn’t apple pie, blueberry pie, it was poontang pie. Rock stated he took that piece of pie, shoved it sideways and shoved it straight up Shane’s sweet ass. Rock famous that his ebook “The Rock Says” went primary in report time, so he thanked the individuals for that. Rock did his “if you smell…” line after which he stopped because the individuals completed it. Shane was getting again as much as his ft, so Rock stated that every thing is cool and the present is over. Shane stated “I’m sorry.” Shane claimed that Rock broke his shoulder. Rock accepted his apology, shook his hand and hit a Rock Backside. Rock completed the promo: “If ya smell what The Rock is cooking…” and that was that. Rock celebrated to finish the night time.
Evaluation: It was a enjoyable ass kicking together with a Rock promo the place he delivered his catchphrases. The followers liked it. I loved it as properly. A number of the “Extra Attitude” segments are plenty of enjoyable, particularly when Steve Austin and beer consuming was concerned.
Three Stars of the Present
- The Rock
- Vince McMahon
- Shane McMahon
This Raw episode will get a 5 out of 10.
It’s a troublesome present to price as a result of a lot of it felt rushed with brief matches and run-ins all night time lengthy. There 5 matches that went round two minutes or much less. That’s too many brief matches that meant nothing in any respect.
The primary occasion was achieved nicely, so no less than they ended on a robust word. Is it a shock that the McMahons have been everywhere in the present and none of their segments have been rushed? In fact not. They all the time get time to get their angles over. I assumed Rock, Vince and Shane have been all nice from the promos to the match whereas the others did nicely too.
As a last Raw earlier than WrestleMania, they did push the WM matches arduous, however the lineup for that present was additionally harm by too many matches, particularly tag workforce matches.
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