Your commentators are Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan & Mike Tenay
Booker T (C) Vs Eddie Guerrero
Booker retains after a missile dropkick. This was a solid little match to open the show. It was exciting and both worked really hard. I enjoyed it tremendously. Eddie loses nothing in defeat. Eddie attacks Chavo after the match for smiling.
*** out of 5
Konnan Vs Juventud Guerrera
Really hoping for a Juventud win here, since Konnan sucks balls...but I doubt Juvi wins. HOLY CRAP! Juventud actually won, clean. That's awesome. I haven't seen this since I was a little s*** , so...I don't remember it that well. They told a good story and Juvi's win was epic, I just felt it dragged at points because of Konnan's overrated offense.
**1/2 out of 5
J.J Dillon says the Powerbomb is legal for tonight's match with The Giant Vs Kevin Nash.
Chris Jericho (C) Vs Dean Malenko
Jericho wins with The Lion Tamer. This was a really good match! Fantastic storytelling, great excitement, and just two awesome performances from two pros that know how to wrestle with the best of them. Jericho was on fire and deserved a FAR bigger push.
***1/2 out of 5
Gene Okerlund acts like a complete asswipe and calls Dean Malenko a bonafide loser. Malenko says he's going home. Okerlund was very hard to like in WCW. Not entirely his fault. But he was far better in the WWF.
Scott Steiner Vs Lex Luger
Scottie was just starting his "Big Papa Pump" phase at this juncture. Luger wins after Scott is distracted by Rick. Luger pins him with a simple blow to the head. Normally, I'd care about Scottie losing momentum, but he's a jerk, so it's whatever. Mediocre match
*1/2 out of 5
United States Championship (Triple Threat)
Diamond Dallas Page (C) Vs Raven Vs Chris Benoit
DDP wins with a diamond cutter off the top, through a table (!) This, ladies and gents, is what you call a show stealer. This was an epic match on all levels. It had great psychology, lots of hardcore action, non-stop excitement, wonderful storytelling. These 3 busted their asses and it showed. Officially, one of my favorite matches. Kudos to all 3
****1/2 out of 5
Kevin Nash Vs The Giant
The Giant has the match won until the nWo interferes, but The Giant cleans house. This was pretty terrible stuff, as to be expected. Nash is a good storyteller when motivated, as is The Giant, but neither delivered their best here.
* out of 5
Bret Hart Vs Curt Hennig (W/Ravishing Rick Rude)
Bret wins with The Sharpshooter. Hennig and Rude do a number on Bret after the match. Well, this was rather disappointing. It picked up near the end, but it was too little, too late. It just felt uninspired and heatless.
**1/2 out of 5
World Heavyweight Championship
Sting (C) Vs Scott Hall (W/Dusty Rhodes)
Sting has the CM Punk syndrome. He's the champion, but can't main event.
Sting wins with the Scorpion Death Drop. Despite being presented as such, Hall never felt like a genuine threat. I didn't feel any emotional investment in this match what so ever. Certainly watchable, but nothing great.
** out of 5
Steel Cage Match
'Hollywood' Hulk Hogan Vs 'Macho Man' Randy Savage
The match doesn't really have a proper ending. The Disciple comes down to outnumber Savage. Sting comes down from the rafters to aid Savage. Savage inexplicably turns on Sting. He spits at Hogan and says he hates him. Hogan says Savage works for him. This was a pretty basic cage match. Bloody, but nothing out of the ordinary except Savage jumping off the top of a cage. The ending is extremely confusing. Puts Savage over as a loose cannon that does what he wants, when he wants, I guess.
*1/2 out of 5
I gotta give this a thumbs up. Yes, it has its issues, but it's an entertaining PPV overall. Ignore the Savage/Hogan nonsense and enjoy the show.
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