Re: WWF 2001 - Invading The Right Way
The Road To Fully Loaded - Week 4
Raw - July 16th 2001
Only 6 days till Fully Loaded and the show opened with Test and Eric Bischoff making their way down to the ring. Test said he told the WWF that he was made for bigger and better things and that to prove how much he hates the WWF he is going to set alight the Intercontinental and Hardcore Championships, but before he could Rhyno exploded into the ring and hit The Gore through the barricade on the outside. Rhyno told Test to keep the Intercontinental title warm, because The Man Beast was taking it on sunday. And as Test recovered in the ring Spike Dudley quickly came in and hit The Dudley Dog and the referee made the three count and we had a new Hardcore champion. Bischoff was irate as he tried to help Test up
Edge and Christian defeated The Jung Dragons as Chuck Palumbo and Sean O'Haire watched on, Palumbo then nailed Christian with a Jungle Kick on the outside before Edge could make the save
Vince and Bischoff had a backstage argument after Bischoff questioned the unity of the WWF and they made the main event for the evening, a huge six man tag team match, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Undertaker and Kurt Angle taking on Diamond Dallas Page, Booker T and Lance Storm.
In a non title affair Perry Saturn and Dean Malenko, going by the new name of The Revolution, defeated WWF Tag Team champions The APA, The Dudleys crept into the ring after the match and hit Saturn with the 3-D
Vince was then seen talking to The Undertaker and said as WWF Champion he needs to set the example and Taker just shrugged him off and said if people stay out of his way then there will be no problem, but they get in his way and he 'will make them famous'
Chris Jericho challenged Albert for the European championship but was unsuccessful when Mike Awesome caused a dq by attacking Jericho, Awesome then Awesome Bombed Jericho through the announce table.
Vince went to see Stone Cold and said that the WWF guys needed to get along, otherwise WCW would run riot. Austin said he told Vince once and he wont tell him again, Austin works alone and doesnt need nobody else.
Eddie Guerrero then took on Matt Hardy and Guerrero picked up the win after the Frog Splash, afterwards The Guerreros and The Hardy Boys brawled in the ring with The Hardys cleaning house
Too Cool defeated Chuck Palumbo and Sean O'Haire in a non title match when Christian whacked Palumbo with the title belt. Afterwards Edge and Christian grinned at the top of the ramp
Backstage and a disgruntled Chris Jericho was fuming at Chris Benoit for not having his back out there, Benoit said he could say the same about Jericho last week but the bottom line is neither knew Awesome was going to show up. Bischoff came up to the pair and said Awesome has accepted their challenge for Fully Loaded and as they asked who his partner was Bischoff just walked away laughing to himself
The main event went off with a bang as the WWF finally pulled together and Austin hit the Stunner on Storm for the three count, the WWF cleaned house to end the show
Smackdown - July 19th 2001
Smackdown kicked off with both Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit coming out to find out who Mike Aweomes partner was, Awesome was very blunt as he stated he would love to tell them his partner, his partner is standing in the ring. Jericho and Benoit were the only guys in the ring and both started accusing eachother and this led to a match being made between the two
Tajiri took on Stevie Richards and Tajiri won with the Buzzsaw Kick and afterwards Raven and Richards tried a beat down on Tajiri until Mikey Whipwreck made the save.
Lance Storm asked if he could be serious for a moment and claimed that at Fully Loaded he would make Kurt Angle tap out and he had another problem, Stone Cold Steve Austin hitting him with the Stunner on Raw, Storm challenged Austin to a match later in the evening, unless he was scared.
The Hardy Boys teamed up with Edge and Christian to take on Chuck Palumbo, Sean O'Haire and Los Guerreros, the match was a real showcase with Matt hitting the Twist Of Fate on Chavo for the win, the WWF guys stood tall as WCW retreated
X-Pac defeated Crash Holly in a Light Heavyweight championship match. As X-Pac celebrated he was interrupted by Billy Kidman, Kidman said he accepted X-Pacs challenge, X-Pac said he wasnt in his league and tried to blindside Kidman with the title belt, Kidman ducked and took X-Pac down before hitting the Shooting Star Press
Stone Cold Steve Austin cut a promo saying how that Canadian b*****d has the cheek to question his grapefruits but says he will happly kick Storms ass all over Smackdown tonight
Bradshaw and Faarooq defeated Albert and Justin Credible in a non-title match. Bradshaw hit the Clothesline From Hell for the win.
Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho went hell for leather againt one another as both refused to be named a traitor, Benoit picked up the win by disqualification when Wiiliam Regal came in and attacked Benoit, Mike Awesome also ran in taking Jericho out, Awesome had played Jericho and Benoit off against one another
William Regal was interviewed backstage about why he turned on the WWF to join WCW. Regal said it was simple and he is joining WCW because they are allowing him to do what he wants and what he does best, wrestle.
Perry Saturn and Dean Malenko defeated The Dudleys after D-Von tapped out to the Texas Cloverleaf. Saturn grabbed a microphone and said the WWF will pay for their disrespect on Sunday when they take the tag team titles away from the WWF.
Both Vince McMahon and the duo of Shane McMahon & Eric Bischoff made rousing speeches to their teams about taking the initiative this coming Sunday. Vince outlined the need to crush WCW before they get an inch on the WWF. Shane and Bischoff said its time the WWF was brought to their knees, just like they have been doing to others for years
Austin v Storm was a great match with Storm right in the match but as soon as Austin got the upperhand, the ring filled with stars from both sides and Smackdown went off the air with both rosters slugging it out. Fully Loaded would be exactly that