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TJR Retro: WWF Smackdown 03/16/00 Review (Rock vs. X-Pac, Triple H vs. Godfather)

TJR Retro: WWF Smackdown 03/16/00 Review (Rock vs. X-Pac, Triple H vs. Godfather)

The street to WrestleMania 2000 continued with The Rock incomes an enormous win on the earlier Monday’s Uncooked when he beat Huge Present in the primary occasion. With the win, Rock was added to the WrestleMania 2000 foremost occasion, which modified a number of occasions. Rock additionally acquired some assist in his match as a result of Vince McMahon made his return after about three months off TV to cease his son Shane McMahon and assist Rock beat Huge Present. That brings us to this Smackdown.

I apologize for the delay in getting a few of these evaluations up. December was loopy, however issues are again to regular now. My plan going ahead is to get 2000 episodes of Uncooked posted on Mondays (typically Tuesday) and Smackdown episodes on Thursday (typically Friday).

Take a look at our WWF in 2000 archives for my critiques of all the opposite exhibits from earlier within the yr. Comply with me on Twitter @johnreport for those who’re not doing so already and let’s get began.

WWF Smackdown #30
March 16, 2000 (Taped March 14)
From Nassau Coliseum in Lengthy Island, New York

This present will get a TV-14 score and “S” for Sexual Content material on WWE Community. That’s uncommon for Smackdown, which has been TV-PG and “V” for Violence for months.

A recap aired displaying all of the highlights from the primary occasion storyline on Uncooked involving The Rock, Massive Present, Triple H and the McMahons. The video took almost 4 minutes.

The Smackdown intro video aired. Pyro went off within the area, there have been indicators throughout and we have been welcomed to the present by Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler.

Let’s Hear from Shane McMahon and Massive Present

Shane McMahon walked out with Huge Present to Present’s theme track. Present is sporting black leather-based pants that look awkward.

The followers greeted Shane with “Asshole” chants as he stated we’re considering that he acquired what was coming to him on Monday night time. He complained about Vince sticking his nostril in Shane’s enterprise. He stated that followers assume it’s acceptable for Vince to knock his son right down to the mat. Shane complained about getting hit within the head with a metal chair by his dad. Shane stated that parental abuse is towards the regulation. Shane claimed that it was unnatural for Massive Present to not go to WrestleMania to compete for the WWF Championship, so subsequently he’ll. Shane cued up a Rock video a few stipulation from Uncooked.

The clip confirmed Rock saying if he beats Huge Present, he’s going for the WWF Title and if he loses, he’s gone from the WWF.

Shane famous that there was nothing stated about Huge Present dropping and that it was not a part of the deal. Shane stated that the WWF Championship match at WrestleMania will now be a triple menace match between WWF Champion Triple H, Huge Present and The Rock.

Massive Present took over saying that with Shane McMahon in his nook, he’s very assured he’ll depart WrestleMania victorious as followers chanted “Asshole” at him. Triple H’s music hit.

Evaluation: Interruptions have been quite common throughout opening promos from this period identical to they’re at the moment. As you’ll be able to see, Vince McMahon’s reserving hasn’t modified in almost 20 years.

Triple H and Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley made their entrance. They didn’t look proud of Steph making her indignant faces. They obtained into the ring with Present and Shane. Present informed Hunter that at WrestleMania, he’ll as soon as once more turn out to be the WWF Champion.

Hunter requested who the hell he thinks he’s. Hunter stated if he needs to cry about crimes towards nature, there’s no crime right here and if Huge Present is concerned, it’s a freak of nature. Hunter stated that if he misplaced the WWF Championship to Present or Rock, it will be a pure catastrophe. Hunter stated that he can odor it a mile away. Hunter advised Shane that he is aware of Huge Present can’t beat him they usually know that Rock can’t beat Hunter. That led to Hunter saying that in a triple menace match, no one has to beat him to grow to be WWF Champion. Hunter famous that Rock might beat Huge Present…once more…to turn out to be WWF Champion. Hunter stated that if it’s a triple menace at WrestleMania then he’s received it. Hunter stated that Huge Present and Rock aren’t going to win as a result of the winner at WrestleMania goes to be The Recreation as a result of he’s “that damn good.”

Stephanie spoke and was met with “slut” chants. Stephanie said that she’ll be in Triple H’s nook at WrestleMania and there’s nothing Shane can do about it. Stephanie identified that she has as a lot energy as him. Shane stated that she seems and acts like an affordable…slut and “slut” received beeped. When Stephanie tried a slap, Hunter slapped Shane and right here comes Vince McMahon to an enormous pop.

Vince McMahon confirmed up on the stage with a microphone in hand. The followers have been going wild for him. Some crowd modifying might have been achieved there, however Vince was beloved by this crowd.

Vince sarcastically stated that Shane and Stephanie make him proud as a father. Vince stated that watching the 2 of them within the ring jockeying for place and energy each week is like watching a nasty cleaning soap opera. Vince informed them to ebook themselves on the Jerry Springer Present. Vince stated that the 2 of them have pushed one of many biggest superstars in historical past, Mick Foley, out of the corporate. Vince stated gone however not forgotten is Lengthy Island’s personal Mick Foley. Vince stated that’s not good for enterprise. Vince stated that on Monday night time, they virtually drove The Rock from the WWF and he stated that’s not good for enterprise. Vince advised them their public show of bickering and bitching isn’t good for enterprise. Vince stated that’s why he has come again to take management to grab the reigns of energy as soon as once more earlier than they screw it up for good.

Vince stated that since Shane insists on being in Huge Present’s nook at WrestleMania, since Stephanie goes to be in Triple H’s nook at WrestleMania, then why don’t we make this a household affair? Vince: “It’s only right that I’m going to be in The Rock’s corner at WrestleMania.” Vince stated that’s good for enterprise. The gang cheered.

Shane stated that tonight on this very ring, let’s see the Individuals’s Champion in motion. Shane put Rock in a match towards Kane. Stephanie arrange a match with Huge Present dealing with Rikishi. Vince stated Triple H can have a match that isn’t a title protection and it’s anyone that Stephanie McMahon has one thing in widespread with…The Godfather. The followers cheered that insinuation of Vince calling his daughter a ho. Vince stated that Stephanie may even get fortunate tonight and she or he may take a journey on the Ho Practice! The gang popped for that. That ended the opening promo.

Evaluation: That was a hell of a promo from Vince, who reminded us of how superior of a talker he’s. They completed rather a lot with the promo after the bickering early on with Shane and Stephanie. They introduced three singles matches for later within the present whereas Vince additionally stated he’ll be part of the WrestleMania primary occasion in Rock’s nook. Vince calling his daughter a ho is a singular factor, however that’s the Angle Period the place they might say or do something.

(Business)

The WWF Rewind confirmed a clip of Hardcore Title hijinks from Uncooked.

Edge and Christian made their entrance for a WWF Tag Staff Title match. They earned this match with a win at No Approach. The Dudleys entered because the WWF Tag Staff Champions. The Dudleys put Mae Younger via a desk on Uncooked.

WWF Tag Staff Championships: The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von) vs. Edge and Christian

Pre-match notes: The Dudleys have been the heel champions whereas Edge and Christian have been heels.

The Dudleys began in management with D-Von hitting a reverse suplex after which Bubba hit aback physique drop on Edge. Double staff transfer related with D-Von hitting a headbutt to the groin with the ref having his again turned. D-Von with a spinning again elbow, however an elbow drop moved as a result of Edge moved. Christian acquired the tag with a DDT out of the nook for a two rely. Edge and Bubba went within the ring resulting in a double clothesline spot. D-Von by accident punched down the referee when Christian moved. Terri bounced right down to ringside with a metal chair that she slid in the direction of Bubba, who put her by way of a desk a number of months earlier. Christian with a dropkick that knocked the chair out of Bubba’s arms. The Dudleys recovered shortly and hit a 3D on Christian for the pinfall win at three:03.

Winners by pinfall: The Dudley Boyz

Evaluation: *half It was so brief for a Tag Workforce Title match, in order that was disappointing. I understood the angle they have been going for with Terri persevering with to value Edge and Christian matches, however it might be good in the event that they acquired extra time for a championship match.

After the match, Terri celebrated her distraction with some “she-devil” poses on the ramp when the Hardy Boyz confirmed up. The Hardys grabbed Terri and despatched her into the ring to Edge and Christian. Edge and Christian have been about to go away, Terri did her “she-devil” pose once more, Edge noticed it on the video display and Edge rotated with a Spear for Terri. The followers cheered that as Edge and Christian left.

Evaluation: The person on lady violence getting cheered is awkward for positive, nevertheless it was the followers reacting to Terri getting what she deserved. It was a method to make Terri pay for all the issues she induced Edge and Christian.

Triple H and Stephanie have been proven strolling backstage for a match up subsequent.

(Business)

The replay aired of Edge hitting the Spear on Terri.

The Godfather entered for his match with the Ho Practice becoming a member of him. Prior to now on Smackdown, they prevented saying “Ho Train,” nevertheless it appeared like they have been again to doing it. Triple H was up subsequent with Stephanie. Once they received into the ring, Godfather informed her that there may simply be a spot for her on the Ho Practice, however it might be within the caboose. Triple H attacked.

Triple H (w/Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley) vs. The Godfather (w/The Ho’s)

Pre-match notes: Triple H was the heel WWF Champion and Godfather was a face.

Hunter labored over Godfather with punches in addition to a choke. Hunter with a operating knee to the face. Godfather got here again with a clothesline to the face, a boot to the face and a whip into the turnbuckle. Godfather with a again elbow to the chest. Godfather hit a again physique drop. Godfather arrange a for nook assault, Hunter moved and hit a facebuster to the knee. Shane and Huge Present went right down to the ring. Shane obtained on the apron with Stephanie, so Hunter attacked Present with punches. Shane hit Hunter within the again with punches, then Present despatched Hunter again first into the ring submit. Present tossed Hunter within the ring and Godfather coated for the pinfall win after 2:51.

Winner by pinfall: The Godfather

Evaluation: *1/2 Upset win to provide Godfather the victory because of some assist. I assumed the end might have been higher as a result of it was only a transfer the place Present despatched Hunter’s again into the ring publish. They need to have accomplished extra to arrange the end. That’s two matches with interference on this present thus far. I don’t recall if Hunter confronted Godfather once more to get the win again, so we’ll see if it occurs within the coming weeks. I might verify, however I like discovering issues out as I’m going.

(Business)

A replay aired displaying what occurred earlier than the break with Triple H dropping to Godfather.

The APA guys entered with Mideon, who was making an attempt to be a part of the group. Al Snow and Steve Blackman have been backstage with Snow prompt they grow to be some outer area tag workforce. Snow even had a “martian” with him. Blackman surprisingly stated it’s an excellent concept, so Snow left and Blackman hit the martian within the intestine with one in every of his sticks.

The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Faarooq) w/Mideon vs. Steve Blackman and Al Snow

Pre-match notes: The Acolytes have been the faces and Blackman/Snow have been turning into faces resulting from this storyline they have been in.

Bradshaw and Faarooq have been aggressive early on, Snow got here again with a clothesline and Bradshaw hit a boot to the face. Double workforce shoulder deal with by the Acolytes knocked down Snow. Snow despatched Bradshaw into the steps, then Snow jumped onto Mideon and Bradshaw slammed Snow into the steps. Snow received again into it to journey up Faarooq to provide his group constructive momentum. Blackman and Snow hit a double workforce suplex on Faarooq, however Faarooq got here again with a double clothesline on each guys. Bradshaw received the recent tag, again elbow to Snow and a kick on Blackman. Bradshaw with one other again elbow on Snow. Mideon threw the top within the ring, Snow caught it, Snow hit Mideon with the top and Bradshaw hit the Clothesline from Hell on Snow for the pinfall at three:02.

Winners by pinfall: The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Faarooq)

Evaluation: *1/four Boring match. The end was awkward and seemed prefer it was tousled.

Rikishi and Huge Present with Shane McMahon have been proven in separate elements of the world preparing for his or her match.

(Business)

A replay sponsored by Lugz confirmed us the return of Vince McMahon on Uncooked.

Huge Present entered with Shane McMahon. Present is wrestling in these leather-based pants he was sporting earlier within the night time. Rikishi Phatu received a pleasant pop for his entrance.

Huge Present (w/Shane McMahon) vs. Rikishi Phatu

Pre-match notes: Present was the heel and Rikishi was the face. Rikishi nonetheless had his left leg taped as much as promote an assault about one month earlier.

Present attacked Rikishi outdoors the ring and tossed him into the steps. They went again into the ring with Present opening up on him with elbows to the chest. Rikishi obtained again with a nook clothesline adopted by a kick to the face. Rikishi delivered the Stinkface, which was not but referred to as that, however that’s what it turned. It drew an enormous pop. Rikishi hit a sloppy Samoan Drop just for Present to return again with a operating clothesline. Present hit Rikishi with a stomach to stomach suplex, which isn’t a transfer that Present did that always in his profession. Triple H ran out to ringside and decked Shane with a punch. Stephanie distracted dumbass referee Teddy Lengthy, so Triple H hit a low blow to Present and a Pedigree. Hunter threw Shane into the ring submit. Rikishi hit the Banzai Drop (they didn’t name it that, however that was the identify when Yokozuna did it) on Massive Present and pinned him at three:03.

Winner by pinfall: Rikishi Phatu

Evaluation: *1/four It was effective as an angle development match with Triple H out to screw Present. I’ve no drawback with this being a brief match as a result of it will have sucked in the event that they received a whole lot of time. The outcome was payback for what occurred to Triple H earlier.

The Too Cool duo of Grandmaster Sexay and Scotty 2 Hotty joined Rikishi within the ring for a submit match dance routine, which drew a number of cheers from the gang.

There was a clip of Kurt Angle and Bob Backlund backstage with some previous man that labored on the constructing and Backlund gave the poor man a Crossface Chickenwing submission as a result of he’s a loopy previous man.

(Business)

Massive Present and Shane McMahon have been proven backstage wanting indignant about what occurred with Present tossing issues round.

Kurt Angle, the Intercontinental and European Champion, entered with Bob Backlund by his aspect. Angle did a promo that included him ripping on the New York Islanders. Angle stated that tonight we don’t have one hero to look as much as, we now have two heroes to look as much as in Angle and Backlund. That led to a fast ranting promo from Backlund, however that was interrupted by Chris Jericho’s music.

Chris Jericho entered together with his pal Chyna. Jericho stated that Angle and Backlund are the 2 largest nerds in America. Jericho mocked Backlund for his suspenders, his haircut and he needs to make use of him like a dummy.

Tazz was up subsequent as Jericho’s tag workforce associate. Tazz was dropping a number of steam after his debut in January. Tazz did a fast promo saying that they’re going to get choked out they usually can’t do something about it.

Kurt Angle and Bob Backlund vs. Chris Jericho (w/Chyna) and Tazz

Pre-match notes: Angle and Backlund have been the heels whereas Jericho and Tazz have been the faces.

Angle took down Tazz with an overhead stomach to stomach suplex. Backlund went for the Crossface Chickenwing, Tazz tripped him up and Angle tagged again in. Tazz hit a stomach to again suplex on Tazz. Jericho hit two Powerbombs on Angle adopted by a Lionsault the place Backlund broke up the pin. Backlund left the ring and bumped into the gang with Tazz following him. Taz put the Tazmission submission on Backlund. Angle received a sundown flip on Jericho, however Jericho kicked out and Jericho slapped on a Partitions of Jericho submission on Angle. Chris Benoit went into the ring and gave Jericho a stomach to again suplex for the DQ end at 2:01.

Winners by disqualification: Chris Jericho and Tazz

Evaluation: *1/four That was rushed. The promos earlier than the match went longer. Benoit received concerned right here as a result of it arrange a triple menace at WrestleMania with Angle vs. Benoit vs. Jericho for each titles.

Chyna went into the ring to kick Benoit, however Eddie Guerrero got here into the ring with a forearm to Chyna’s again to knock him down. Benoit went up prime and hit a headbutt on Angle. Benoit and Guerrero left.

Evaluation: This assault felt random on the time, nevertheless it made sense by the subsequent week as a result of they arrange the WrestleMania triple menace match.

(Business)

Jonathon Coachman was proven speaking about Crash Holly when Kane confirmed up, he choked him and Coachman stated he didn’t know the place X-Pac was, so Kane left.

A clip aired from Enjoyable Time USA with the Headbangers and Earl Hebner was there dressed as a referee. They have been there in search of Crash Holly to attempt to get the Hardcore Title. Mosh gave Crash a physique slam, however Hebner wasn’t there. Crash went down a slide and so did the cameraman. Thrasher hit Crash within the head with a trash can, however Mosh broke up a pin try. The Headbangers slammed Crash right into a guard rail. They hit Crash with their belts. Crash managed to get away from them in some ball pit. Crash hit a clothesline on Thrasher and he hit a hurricanrana on Mosh. Crash grabbed his title and he left to finish it whereas the Headbangers have been mad that they weren’t capable of beat him.

Evaluation: That was one of many extra enjoyable segments throughout Crash’s Hardcore Title reign. I give them credit score for some artistic spots in there. WWE has uploaded it to their Youtube channel, so test it out under.

A video aired displaying some Mae Younger antics over the previous couple of months since she was put by way of the desk by Bubba Ray Dudley on the earlier Uncooked.

Kane was proven backstage and he discovered X-Pac. He attacked Kane and Triple H, however Triple H got here again with a 2×four piece of wooden and hit Kane within the again with it. Kane was in a truck, so Hunter and X-Pac locked him within the truck.

(Business)

Vince McMahon was interviewed by Lilian Garcia in his workplace. Vince stated due to what occurred to Kane, it is going to be X-Pac versus The Rock later tonight.

Mild Heavyweight Championship: Dean Malenko (w/Eddie Guerrero) vs. Grandmaster Sexay (w/Scotty 2 Hotty)

Pre-match notes: Malenko was the heel champion whereas Sexay was the face challenger. Eddie Guerrero nonetheless had the sling on his left elbow, however he didn’t actually need it. Heels lie, my associates.

Sexay with a hip toss adopted by a operating clothesline and he despatched Malenko out of the ring. Sexay hit a baseball slide dropkick to knock Malenko and Guerrero down. Again within the ring, Sexay hit a suplex, however Malenko got here again by sending Sexay groin first into the turnbuckle. Sexay with a DDT on Malenko. Sexay whipped Malenko into the turnbuckle, he did a silly dance and a kick to the top by Sexay. No referee to rely due to a Guerrero distraction, so Malenko hit a clothesline. Malenko with a forearm to the again after which he teased doing The Worm, however Scotty tripped him up. Sexay despatched Guerrero into the turnbuckle. Scotty knocked down Malenko. Sexay up prime, ref distracted by Malenko and Guerrero hit Sexay with the loaded elbow pad and Malenko acquired the pinfall win at four:03.

Winner by pinfall: Dean Malenko

Evaluation: ** Low cost win by the heel champion. I assumed the end was arrange properly. The “referee never saw it” end was used lots, but when booked proper, it all the time labored and on this case, it went precisely as deliberate.

Publish match, Too Cool hit a double clothesline on Malenko. Chyna went again to ringside and knocked down Eddie with a punch. Chyna hit a DDT on Eddie on the ground to get revenge on him. Chyna celebrated with Too Cool to finish it.

Evaluation: Payback for Chyna for what Eddie did earlier. They might grow to be a pairing inside the subsequent month.

(Business)

The duo of Sgt. Slaughter and Tony Garea have been proven making an attempt to interrupt the lock to free Kane from the truck he was in.

The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff Hardy) vs. Chris Benoit and Perry Saturn

Pre-match notes: The Hardys have been faces whereas Benoit and Saturn have been the heels. This was introduced as a Quantity One Contenders match with the winners getting a Tag Group Title match.

Benoit and Saturn double teamed Jeff resulting in a bump excessive to the ground. Matt took down Benoit with a neckbreaker adopted by the leg drop off the center rope. Benoit shoved Matt into the ropes, Benoit obtained in a punch and the heels took management. Saturn and Benoit made fast tags as they labored over Matt to isolate him from his brother. Saturn went up prime and jumped off with a knee to Matt’s chest for a two rely. Saturn slammed Matt into the turnbuckle. Matt got here again with a cross physique block off the highest to take down Saturn. Jeff obtained the recent tag with a dropkick on Saturn, a drop toe maintain by Jeff on Saturn and Hardy hit a forearm on Benoit after Saturn launched him. Hardy stepped on Saturn’s again resulting in a leaping kick on Benoit. Saturn hit a Tiger Suplex for 2 with Matt breaking it up. Hardys double group punch and Benoit broke up the pin. Double staff Hardy suplex on Benoit. Jeff ran throughout the barricade and hit a clothesline on Benoit on the ground. Matt with a Twist of Destiny on Saturn and Jeff went up prime with a Swanton Bomb for 2 as Benoit broke up the pin. Matt hit a cross physique block onto Benoit on the ground. Saturn hit a somersault dive excessive to take out everyone on the ground. Replays aired of the motion and whereas that was happening, the ref counted to 10 resulting in a countout end. It went four:55.

Match End result: Double Countout

After the match was over, referees ran on the market to attempt to break it up.

Evaluation: **three/four That was fairly good, particularly in the previous few minutes with a number of plausible nearfalls for each side. I assumed the best way they confirmed the end was lame as a result of we couldn’t see the ref counting them, however we might hear him because the replays aired. It’s uncommon to see them not present the countout occurring.

X-Pac complained to Triple H and Stephanie about having to have this match. Triple H promised X-Pac he’ll discover a option to get him out of this, X-Pac needed to know if he promised, Hunter stated sure and that was it.

The Rock was proven strolling backstage to prepare for the primary occasion.

(Business)

X-Pac entered for the primary occasion with the stunning Tori by her aspect. These shorts are actually brief and that’s not a nasty factor.

The Rock made his entrance to an enormous ovation from the bought out crowd. Earlier than Rock might get within the ring, X-Pac tried to assault outdoors the ring.

Rock tossed X-Pac over the barricade after which tossed him again in the direction of the ring. They brawled over to the opposite aspect of the world with X-Pac getting in some offense. Rock picked up X-Pac and drove him groin first into the ring submit. Rock rolled X-Pac into the ring because the bell rang.

The Rock vs. X-Pac (w/Tori)

Pre-match notes: The Rock was the highest face within the firm and X-Pac was a heel.

Rock labored over X-Pac with punches as Huge Present and Shane made their means right down to the ring. Operating clothesline by X-Pac led to a two rely. Triple H (carrying the WWF Title) and Stephanie made their method right down to the ring as nicely. X-Pac dumped Rock excessive to the ground. The referee was distracted, so Present punched Rock and Hunter whipped Rock into the metal steps after Hunter hit Present within the again. That led to a two rely for X-Pac. Leg drop by X-Pac. Rock got here again with a whip into the ropes resulting in a spinebuster. Rock adopted that up with a Samoan Drop. X-Pac with a boot to the face, however Rock got here again with a powerslam. Tori distracted the referee, so X-Pac hit a spin kick on Rock to place him down. X-Pac arrange for a Bronco Buster, however Rock hit a Rock Backside for 2 as Present pulled the referee out. That ought to result in a DQ, nevertheless it didn’t. The referee was distracted on that aspect of the ring, so Hunter hit Rock with the WWF Title. Kane entered to an enormous pop and he punched X-Pac, in order that led to a disqualification end at four:15.

Winner by disqualification: X-Pac

Evaluation: **half Good match with lots happening outdoors the ring, in order that took a number of the consideration from the match. The one factor I maintain seeing on this period when it comes to refereeing is when matches ought to finish earlier they usually don’t (like Present grabbing the ref to cease a pin), however once more that was regular on this period. The Rock labored nicely with X-Pac as a result of Rock might exhibit his energy strikes extra towards a smaller opponent.

Kane continued the assault on X-Pac they usually went brawling into the gang. That’s one thing WWE does once they need to take guys out of the image and have followers concentrate on what’s happening within the ring.

The trio of Rock, Hunter and Present acquired into it within the ring. Rock fought off each guys and he despatched Hunter into Present towards the turnbuckle. Rock left as his music performed. Present and Hunter obtained into it with punches whereas Vince McMahon was proven watching it backstage. Vince had a smile on his face.

Evaluation: It continued the story from Uncooked with Vince getting concerned to stop Shane and Stephanie from taking up, so now that Vince is again, it has led to extra issues for Present (Shane’s man) and Hunter (Stephanie’s man). All of it is sensible.

This episode had a run time of 1:28:43 on WWE Community.

 

Three Stars of the Present

  1. Triple H
  2. The Rock
  3. Vince McMahon

 

The Scoreboard

This episode will get a 6 out of 10.

It was a strong present with good angle development all night time lengthy. A few of the matches have been too brief, however that was widespread on this period. I appreciated the best way that folks acquired payback on this present after someone else attacked them earlier within the night time. Typically that’s completed on the subsequent present, however I feel doing it in the identical present. like Triple H did and Chyna did, makes the wrestlers look smarter.

The three guys that have been within the WrestleMania most important occasion on the time (Triple H, Massive Present and Rock) all misplaced their matches though Rock’s was a DQ loss whereas the opposite two have been pinned.

Triple H was throughout this present. I do know he’s the WWF Champion, however he was concerned in so many matches, promos and backstage segments. It’s no marvel he received over big.

The final two matches have been loads of enjoyable, however I want they got extra time. In the event that they have been nearer to 10 minutes every it will have made this present nice.

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