WWF Title: The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin, WWF Intercontinental Title: Chris Jericho vs. William Regal, WWF tag Team Titles (TLC Match): The Hardy Boyz vs. The Dudley Boyz vs. Edge & ... See full summary »
WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES - Kane and Big Show (c) vs Carlito and Chris Masters. MONEY IN THE BANK LADDER MATCH - Rob Vam Dam vs Finlay vs Ric Flair vs Shelton Benjamin vs Matt Hardy vs Lashley.... See full summary »
Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker battle to put to end their long feud. While Seth Rollins looks to put his demons to bed in the form of Demon Kane as they fight over the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
WWF Champion Shawn Michaels vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin, WWF IC Champion The Rock vs. Ken Shamrock, WWF European Champion Triple H vs. Owen Hart, WWF Tag Team Champions The New Age Outlaws ... See full summary »
WWE Title: Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar, World Heavyweight Title: Triple H vs. Booker T, The Rock vs. Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan vs. Vince Mcmahon, WWE Women's Title: Victoria vs. Trish ... See full summary »
The 16th annual Royal Rumble match, with the winner to recieve a WWE or World Title shot at WrestleMania XIX, WWE Title: Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit, World Title: Triple H vs. Scott Steiner... See full summary »
30 men compete in the annual staggered battle royal, known as the Royal Rumble, for a WWF Title shot at WrestleMania X-Seven. Plus Kurt Angle vs. Triple H for the WWF Title, Chris Benoit vs... See full summary »
WWF Title: The Rock vs. Triple H vs. Kurt Angle, WWF Intercontinental Title (mixed tag team match): Val Venis & Trish Stratus vs. Eddie Guererro & Chyna, WWF Tag Team Titles (Tables Ladders... See full summary »
WWF Title: Steve Austin vs. Kane, Hell in a Cell: The Undertaker vs. Mankind, The sixth annual King of the Ring tournament featuring Ken Shamrock, The Rock, Jeff Jarrett & Dan Severn, WWF ... See full summary »
WWF Title (Hell in a Cell, retirement match) : Triple H vs. Cactus Jack, WWF Intercontinental Title: Chris Jericho vs. Kurt Angle, WWF Tag Team Titles: The New Age Outlaws vs. The Dudley ... See full summary »
WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston vs. Alberto Del Rio in a non title match. Elimination Chamber Match for the World Heavyweight Championship - Edge (c) vs. Kane, Rey Mysterio, ... See full summary »
This was a pretty good PPV, which surprised me, because Smackdown's! PPV's are usually rubbish.
Match one actually took place on Sunday Night Heat, in which Tajiri, Akio and Sakoda took on Paul London, Ultimo Dragon and Kidman in a very good but short match. If only McMahon could get his 'WWE is only a big man's promotion idea' out of his head!
Then all of a sudden WWE changed its minds and laid out some pretty crap matches. These included The Basham Brothers and Shaniqua vs Scotty 2 Hotty and Rikishi in a passable effort, Rhyno vs Hardcore Holly in a boring match (however I must give Holly some credit, he took a nasty spine buster from Rhyno which made my toes curl and the crowds as well!) and the APA vs Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas in a solid but unspectacular effort.
Unlike Wrestlemania 7 were Jake 'the snake' Roberts took on Rick Martel in a memorable blindfold match, the same match putting Nidia and Jamie Noble done nothing for me. Noble cheated and won of course, but why did this match take place?
The next two matches were good indeed. United States Champion, Big Show faced John Cena and Kurt Angle in a fine match, which shocked me because Cena sucks on the technical side of wrestling. Then Brock Lesnar put his WWE title on the line against Eddie Guerrero in a fine match. The only thing that spoiled it was Goldberg spearing Lesnar, but it was very solid enough!
Akio/Sakoda/Tajiri vs Dragon/London/Kidman - 8.5/10 Noble vs Nidia - 3/10 Bashams/Shaniqua vs Scotty and Rikishi - 5/10 APA vs WGTT - 5.5/10 Mysterio vs Chavo Guerrero - 7.5/10 Rhyno vs Holly - 5/10 Cena vs Show vs Angle - 7.5/10 Lesnar vs Eddie Guerrero - 8/10
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