SmackDown! debuts as the newly-crowned WWF World Heavyweight Champion Triple H defends the title against the Rock, with his friend Commissioner Shawn Michaels as the special guest referee, the Big Bossman challenges Al Snow for the Hardcore Title, Tori faces WWF Women's Champion Ivory in a non-title Evening Gown Match, and more. Written by
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Michael Cole attempted to interview Tori before her Evening Gown Match with Ivory. Tori pulled down her gown and, with her back to the camera, walked around wearing only a thong and shoes until she encountered Road Agent Tony Garea and various referees, who stopped her from going to the ring topless. Tori finally took Garea's shirt. Tori won, of course, in 58 seconds. See more
Jerry 'The King' Lawler
[In re Ivory running to the back in her white bra and thong after losing the Evening Gown Match to Tori
I hate to see her go, but I love to watch her leave.