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Old 02-17-2011, 02:31 PM   #241 (permalink)
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Starting with Vince seems the natural choice, and he was pretty good on the mic. Stephanie outshown him for me though, enjoyed her words more. Angle out is a nice touch, especially if we're going to get a McMahon power struggle, then Kurt would be a solid representative for Vince. Linda... yuck. Never liked her tbh. Too wooden. I was surprised at the way she cut off Kurt, sh's never struck me as the type. I was also a little surprised at Vince being dragged from the arena, especially with him being the owner of the comopany and all. Anyway, the segment was solid. Nothing spectacular, but it certainly served it's purpose, and Angle now has an angle to work with. So a good enough start to things.

A god tag team match to kick things off, and it got plenty of time at over 10mins. And Rhyno came out of it looking beast after goring both tag champs. Interesting finish having a small package off of the chair shot. Can't remember seeing that too often , it's usually chair shot and then a finisher to seal the deal.

I'm not completely up on the goings of the thread (or that the time period irl tbh) so I appreciated the interview straight after. I kinda lol'd a little at the simplicity of the attack, with Awesome just plan up hating Rhyno. It's different to say the least. Maybe you'll add to it over weeks, giving a few examples from the ECW days to flesh out the feud. (My ECW history isn't that sharp. Did they have a prominent feud I should know about it? If so, mention it next week plz.)

Good win for Chavo as he overcomes the number games. Can only assume that now Chavo has a win over the lackey he's in line for a shot at the champion soon.

The little meeting between Benoit and Eddie was maybe a little short, but there was a nice flow to it. I liked the fact they played up their friendship, and Benoit stayed pretty humble throughout. The match (assumign Stephanie approves of course) should be good.

I was surprised that the Austin/Kanyon match went six minutes. Certainly benefitted Kanyon that he was made to look reasonably strong during the match, and he scored a lot more offense than I would haev thought. But of course, Austin has to win, and the post match stunner after the beer spot was good too.

Can't really say much about Hogan. It was in character and served it's purpose of hyping the main event.

Good win for APA, helping them build towards Judgement Day. The poker match should be great tbh. Hope it last several segments, with us continuing to check back on it during the show until a brawl breaks out. Looking forward to that.

Cena's rap was brilliant. Very creative. And of course he beats Billy Gunn. I haven't read too many threads with heel Cena in them so this will be something to keep an eye on. As will the match next week between Cena and Rey. Should be good, and I'll have to try read their previous match before the one next week.

Wow. Big win for Kidman, knocking off the champion. interested that both the champion and his sidekick lost tonight. Matt now has Chavo, Kidman and Tajiri on his tail, and that's the making of a real strong CW division. Could a four way be in the future? Would be a good match considering the names involved.

Big time segment here, and I was impressed with how confident you wrote Lesnar. I liked the way Lesnar referred to the previous encounters, poining out he had the better of the exchanges. Taker out, and tbh, I was surprised that 'Taker mentioned his broken hand. I can't remember too much about the ABA character, but I don't remember him being one for making excuses, which is how that came across. Dominant 'Taker would have just maned up, accepted defeat and show determination to win this time around. The brawl afterwards was crazy, and the chokeslam through the table was a great way to end it. This feud between these two certainlty just stepped up a notch.

And main event time. Tbh, I'm a tad surprised you had Hogan tap out, and not becasue fo any backstage politics stuff. While it does indeed make Angle look like a beast at the end of it, Hogan didn't come out of it well, as the ending was very clean. Again, all good that Angle won, just surprised at how clean it was. But maybe that's cos I'm so used to Hogan beign protected in defeat.

Overall, an enjoyable read. Everything seemed to progress, and beside the few minor things I mentioned, nothing majorly wrong. Good stuff, very much looking forward to that poker game next week.
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Yeah, yeah, I’m late. I blame you tbh.

After having his rematch last week and not actually losing, Triple H HAD to start this show off, so I’m glad to see you went that way. His desperation to have his title back has to be shown, and this does just that. While his actions of coming out say just that, I also would have liked to have seen Triple H explain how much the title means to him, talking it up, although the speech about how Booker got himself intentionally disqualified was a nice heel way to how off Triple H’s ego. Having him demand another rematch was also fine before Booker T came out. Some good face stuff from Booker to start with, mocking Triple H and his nose as well as kicking his ass. Having Booker deny the rematch seemed a little heelish, although having him follow up by saying he would be happy to kick Triple H’s ass and talking up a possible Goldberg match was nice. Bischoff coming out and agreeing with both sides of the argument is fine, with the announcement of the two matches being fine, even if it makes it seem kind of obvious that Tripper will be winning with the announcement of Booker’s match too, but this was still a good way to open the show and set up some good stuff for the future.

A very nice way to start the show off with a tag title match. The match itself was solid, teasing at a face run nicely at the start of the match before going with the usual tag formula, making for an exciting ending with the pinfall breakup by Regal. A nice way to start the action off.

A good bit of hype for The Rock Concert, which should no doubt own. Looking forward to it.

Nice way to continue the Test/Christian thing here by having Christian come after Stacy, while I’m also happy to see you keeping Thuggin’ and Buggin’ looking strong by giving D’Lo a victory here.

I’m happy to see you putting some promo time into this little feud between Maven and Flair, with this being another really good promo. Flair’s arrogance in talking down to Maven was good, and I loved that you had Maven stand up to him, making it seem like he belongs. A solid little promo here.

A little surprised Test and Christian are having a match so soon, but I don’t mind it. It could be a good way to set up an IC Title match for Bad Blood.

A good way to bring The Dudley Boyz back on track after losing last week. They’re obviously one of your better teams, so you have to keep them looking strong.

As you said, the promo from Goldberg was just his usual stuff, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad. Good to see you giving him some promo time ahead of the match too, because he’s one of your biggest stars.

The Rock Concert has certainly been the thing I’ve been looking forward to the most on this show, and after seeing your raps with Cena, I’m looking for some goodness here. Some very nice cheap heat to start things off after the cheap heat, getting himself booed, while also using the mothercanucka and shut your mouth lines well. I would have even liked to have seen The Rock go on about why they shouldn’t boo him by having him talk about how he’s taking his time out to serenade the crowd, but, with that said, a good start to the promo before the actual song. The little shots at Canada throughout were great, especially the little cheap shot with the water, which just seemed so random and brilliant at the same time. The characterization throughout was really good too, getting all of The Rock’s little mannerisms in there, showing that he is definitely one of your best characters, while the songs were pretty amusing too. Steiner interrupting was to be expected, and while I was a little disappointed he didn’t get some mic time, having him use the guitar on The Rock was fine, ending the promo in the big way.

Having Steiner run through 3MW is fine, allowing him to look beastly as he continues to feud with Rocky, while 3MW acting as nothing more than jobbers at this stage works after their loss to The Dudley Boyz at Backlash.

The Rock calling Steiner out should definitely be good, especially after you had them put on a pretty good match at Backlash. This is one of my favourite feuds going in BTB right now.

Having Christian whine and complain is good to see, because he is that type of heel. I’m glad you remember the stipulation with Kane and Van Dam winning earlier, because that seemed lost thus far tonight. That match being added for next week certainly sounds interesting, making Bischoff look like a real dick, although I didn’t really like him hinting at the match not ending already, as it kind of spoils what’s going to happen. Still, a good match set for next week.

A nice women’s match here, keeping Victoria looking strong with the victory over Jackie, even if through interference, while Trish being at ringside is a good way to keep those two connected too.

Some great arrogance here from Jericho with him telling Nash to go visit Michaels, with the rest of the promo being solid too. Good stuff.

A big main event match here for sure, with the big stars of the show minus Tripper involved. I really liked the way you had Jericho avoid Nash, showing him to be a hypocrite, while Maven taking the beating makes sense, being the weakest member of his team. The ending to the match was really nice too, setting it up well with the action between Jericho and Nash (which was a good way to go out), plus Triple H getting involved against both Booker AND Goldberg keeps both men’s involvement in the feud going well. A nice close to the show.


Like last week, another solid recap for RAW here, setting up the next few weeks well and continuing your feuds along nicely. Just about everything here on RAW is looking quite good right now, which is a credit to you.


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Nice little hyping of the card from Cole to begin with, which is looking pretty damn good.

Starting the show out with Vince is a fine way to go, probably making for the big promo of the night. Having Vinnie Mac get his cheap heat to begin with was a good way to start, while the charactisation with what followed felt very much like Vince, which, like with The Rock, shows that you are indeed good at writing with him. Having him say what pissed him off is that Stephanie, his own daughter, did it gives the promo some real meaning and context before we got Stephanie out there. Having Vince cut Steph off before she could even begin properly was again a nice heel tactic, and a good way to show his anger, and the way Steph called her dad out was really good too, talking down on him for his big ego, his “big announcement” and the fact that he brought it on himself. Steph talking up what she’s done for the show was good too, really getting the crowd onside, before the very surprising interruption from Angle. Having Angle come out, first with the cheap heat, before getting behind the idea of firing Stephanie was great, really using the storylines of the past few months and continuing to portray Angle as that whiny crybaby of a heel that I really like. Angle getting behind Vince and sucking up to McMahon was really nice too, before the firing announcement, that really surprised me. I know Linda came out after he said it, but I felt like she should have cut him off just as he was about to say it to make the whole thing more of a high impact deal. Linda coming out and laying down the law was done nicely, denying Angle’s claims, while I really don’t mind you kicking Vince out. I know it may seem like a bit of an odd way to end the storyline, but I think Steph is great in the GM role, and having Linda thwart Vince’s attempts to fire Stephanie makes sense. A good, big feel promo to start the show off here.

Much like with RAW, a very nice tag team match written in the same fashion here. The ending was done nicely too, protecting Benoit, as you should, as the United States Champion, while Awesome attacking Rhyno is a good way to start a feud between the two, which I like the idea of. Team Angle keep their momentum as tag champs going at a high with a victory here too, so really, just a well booked start.

Nice little promo to explain the attack from Awesome, really building some history for it, which makes the feud seem more important, even if it won’t be a long one from the look of things. Awesome challenging for the US Title certainly wouldn’t be a bad thing either, as I imagine he’d have a nice series with Benoit. This was a good little interview.

A good match here to keep Chavo rolling ahead of a match against Matt by having him go over Matt’s buddy. It’s simple but it works.

Not a real interesting promo here, but I guess it serves its job in setting up the US Title match for Judgment Day. The one thing I did like about the promo was the transition from Eddie talking up Benoit’s match earlier to the match from last week, which was done cleverly, plus the title match at Judgment Day should be a good one.

I’m really happy to see you giving Kanyon some promo time here, even if it’s brief, because I loved what you did with him last week. Even if the promo was pretty much the same thing we saw last week from Kanyon, it works well to show off how arrogant he is, putting him over as an absolute dickhead.

I was happy to see Kanyon not get totally squashed here, although Austin simply had to win, so having him go over was a natural move. I’m not so sure what the next move is for Austin, although I wouldn’t be surprised to see him get involved with either Kurt Angle or the WWE Title scene.

Judgment Day is shaping up nicely, so you better get there.

A solid promo from Hogan here, building up his issue with Angle well, as well as why he can beat Angle, before getting the usual Hogan line off at the end, which you set up quite nicely. Good to see you hyping up your main event.

Like with Chavo earlier, a nice victory here for The APA in order for them to look strong ahead of their tag title match.

Good to see an exchange between The APA and Team Angle, because the gap between Backlash and Judgment Day is very small, and we were yet to see anything between them yet, making the hype for their match pretty damn low. Not too sure what to make of the poker game next week, but I guess it plays off the gimmick that Benjamin and Haas think they’re the best at everything, while it obviously is The APA’s gimmick. I have no doubt it will break out into a brawl too, which will really get the hype going in what has been, as I said, a minimally built match.

Another pretty great rap from Cena, especially for a whiteboy, although I have to point out the position is point guard, not point guarder. Since Cena is up on all of this basketball shtick, he should know this. <3

An obvious win for Cena here, keeping him looking good by having him go over Gunn easily. Obviously he’s one of your future stars, so having him look strong is ideal, and, well, Gunn sucks.

A pretty nice little exchange between Mysterio and Cena here, with Mysterio, admittedly being pretty bland because that’s how he normally is, although Cena was pretty great, especially with the El Midgeto line. I definitely don’t mind seeing another match between these two next week, with a match at Judgment Day likely to follow also being something to look forward to.

An interesting match here for sure, as I thought it would just be Chavo contending with Matt for the gold. Having Kidman beat Hardy thanks to interference from Tajiri throws the field wide open though, and a four way at Judgment Day certainly wouldn’t be bad, especially since all four are talented.

Even though promos aren’t usually his strong suit, I thought the interaction between Lesnar and Undertaker last week was great, so having him cut a promo here definitely isn’t a bad thing. I thought it was a little weird for Lesnar to talk up what Angle did to him last week if he was only going to end up talking about ‘Taker anyway with nothing to come of the Angle stuff, although I guess you wanted to address what happened to end last week’s show since Lesnar was involved. Lesnar talking up how good their matches from the previous year were was nicely done, before taking it up a notch and bringing out the cockiness, which I don’t mind, because, as I said last week, it gives the feud an edge and certainly makes it a lot more interesting than just having these two be buddies. Having Lesnar say he’s not scared and that he should be recognized as the man gives the match at Judgment Day a real purpose to, giving it some meaning for Lesnar, before the interruption from ‘Taker. Brock not backing down from ‘Taker was nicely done, but what Undertaker said was really good too, having him talk up that Lesnar never beat him at full strength and the point about Team Angle. Lesnar calling The Undertaker out for a fight was good to see too, really turning the heat up on this thing with the brawl. I was surprised to see Lesnar bring the chair into things, as that was pretty damn heelish, although, with that said, the way the brawl ended with ‘Taker chokeslamming Lesnar through the table was a very nice way to finish things. Like last week, a very good exchange between these two, keeping the heat up despite it being a face vs. face feud.

While I expected a bigger ending to the show, with something happening perhaps between Angle and Austin, this was a very nice way to end the show with a good match between Hogan and Angle, especially at the ending with Angle showing his tenacity. Not a big ending to SmackDown!, but still a good one.


Like with RAW, this was a solid show, with the promos throughout being pretty good, especially the one between Lesnar and ‘Taker. Judgment Day is shaping up pretty nicely too, despite the limited build, so I’m looking forward to seeing how this continues next week. Good stuff you jobber.
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Stephanie McMahon has added another match to Judgment Day with the Cruiserweight Championship on the line as Matt Hardy will defend against Chavo Guerrero, Billy Kidman and Tajiri in a Fatal 4 Way Match.

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WWE RAW Preview for 5/12/03

RAW will be live from the Wachovia Spectrum in Philadelphia; Pennsylvania for another action packed show

Last week we learned that Triple H would have a chance to earn a title shot against Booker T, providing he beat Booker's mystery opponent tonight. With possibilities that it could be Goldberg, Kevin Nash, Scott Steiner, The Rock amongst others, has The Game been able to prepare and will he get the win, or will Booker's selection trump Triple H?

Also Triple H will be picking an opponent for Booker T, and if HHH's selection wins, then should Triple H win his match, he will also be able to pick the stipulation for the World Title match. Will Booker T foil Triple H's pick, or will The Game end up holding all the cards by the end of the night?

Test will have his chance against Christian tonight, and should he win, will get an Intercontinental Title shot. With the rivalry between these two really picking up, who will come out with the victory tonight? And what of RVD & Kane, who will also be battling for a chance to face Christian for the title?

Finally The Rock has said he will be calling out Scott Steiner, after Steiner interrupted The Rock Concert II and broke Rock's guitar over his head. Will The Great One stay true to his word and confront Big Poppa Pump?

All this and much more on Monday Night RAW, live at 8/9pm central on Spike TV

Confirmed Matches

Booker T vs Triple H's Mystery Opponent

Triple H vs Booker T's Mystery Opponent

Test vs Christian

RVD vs Kane


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WWE SmackDown! Preview for 5/15/03

SmackDown! will emanate from Baltimore in the 1st Mariner Arena as the final show before Judgment Day takes place

On last week's show The Undertaker sent out a resounding message to everyone, especially the WWE Champion as he Chokeslammed Brock Lesnar through the announcers table. After weeks of simmering, their feud sparked into life last week. Now, just 3 days out from Judgment Day, what will the reaction of Brock Lesnar be? Speaking of The Undertaker, he'll be taking on The Big Show in singles action.

Stone Cold Steve Austin made his return to in ring action on SmackDown! as he beat Kanyon last week. What will the Rattlesnake have to say this week, and will he feature at Judgment Day?

Also, what of Kurt Angle? With Angle putting Hulk Hogan on the shelf last week, the Olympic Gold Medalist seems to be free this week. With him knowing his chance at the WWE Title will not be coming just yet, what can we expect from Angle tonight?

The APA have invited Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas to a poker game, after Team Angle claimed they were better than the APA at anything. Are the tag champs going to beat Bradshaw & Faarooq at their own game, or will we see the APA's love for beer and poker shine through?

After the Cruiserweight title scene has seen many competitors enter the frame, Stephanie McMahon has announced at Judgment Day that Matt Hardy will defend his Cruiserweight gold against Chavo Guerrero, Billy Kidman and Tajiri in a Fatal 4 Way Match. On Thursday, the three challengers will team up and take on Matt Hardy and his followers, Shannon Moore & Crash Holly. Can the challengers gain more momentum, or will Mattitude reign supreme

Last week also saw Mike Awesome assault fellow ECW alumnus Rhyno with a steel chair. Awesome proceeded to reveal a hatred for the Man Beast, without really explaining why. Will we find out why this week, and will Rhyno even the score with The Career Killer?

All this plus Rey Mysterio vs John Cena on SmackDown! on UPN

Confirmed Matches

The Undertaker vs The Big Show

Rey Mysterio vs John Cena

Chavo Guerrero, Billy Kidman & Tajiri vs Mattitude
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Since Kurt can't compete for the WWE Championship, I'm surprised it hasn't occurred to him to compete for the United States Championship. After all, whoever wins at Judgment Day, he's kicked their ass plenty of times already. And it would make for an excellent match. Just sayin.
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The four way announcement was expected one way or another after what happened last week on SmackDown!. Certainly not a bad one.

While SD's card isn't as strong this week, RAW looks absolutely stacked. Booker vs. Flair or whoever, Tripper/Goldberg (I'm guessing), Test/Christian and RVD/Kane all have the potential to not just look like good matches, but also have an impact on your title scenes, which is really exciting. Over on SD, the thing I'm probably looking most forward to is seeing what promo goodness we get from Austin, Angle, Lesnar and 'Taker, and with this being the last show before Judgment Day, how you send us off.

Looks good, as per the norm. Looking forward to it.
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WWE RAW
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Wachovia Spectrum
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*Opening Video*

*PYRO*


The camera pans around the arena as JR & King welcome us to the show

*YA SMELL IT CAN YA?*

The Rock makes his way to the ring to a mixed reaction. The Rock gets on the mic and says last week, The Rock Concert II brought some of the highest ratings RAW has had in the past 2 years. The Rock said it's no coincidence that when he's around, the ratings go up. The Rock then says there was someone who decided to cut the show prematurely, and ruin The Rock's night. Rock says that was Scott Steiner (huge pop). The Rock says after whippin Steiner's monkey ass at Backlash, he should've got the message that he doesn't wanna keep messing with The Rock. The Rock says Steiner broke his guitar over The People's Cranium last week, and that isn't going to go unpunished. The Rock tells Steiner to bring his candy ass to the ring

*HOLLA IF YA HEAR ME*

Scott Steiner comes out a huge pop from the fans. Steiner says he did everyone a favour last week, interrupting The Rock Concert II, because he'd heard better stuff from a Best of Vanilla Ice CD. Crowd erupts for that. Steiner says The Rock must be confused if he thinks he kicked Steiner's ass at Backlash, because Steiner seems to recall making The Great One look nothing more than a Great Bitch! The crowd is right behind Steiner now. The Rock says Steiner was obviously embarrassed about it because he didn't show last week on RAW. Big Poppa Pump reminds us that Eric Bischoff conveniently gave him the night off, to protect Rocky from another beating! The Rock tells the crowd to "know their roles and shut their mouths" to big heat, before daring Steiner to get into the ring and say that again. Scott Steiner smirks and marches to the ring, the crowd buzzing ahead of a potential fight. Steiner hops into the ring and The Rock looks ready to go when he hops out of the ring! The crowd shits on The Rock who points to his head, as if to say "I'm smarter than that". The Rock tells Steiner he's not going to waste his energy whippin' Steiner's ass, because he knows two others that are itching to set the record straight

*3 MINUTES*

The crowd groans as the mammoth team of ROSEY & JAMAL march to the ring. Having lost to Steiner after a mix up last week, the big Samoans charge at Steiner, and Steiner takes Rosey down with a Steinerline, then Jamal, but THE ROCK decides to cheap shot Steiner from behind! The Rock and 3MW put the boots to Steiner and then 3MW destroy Steiner, Rosey crushing him in the corner with a Body Avalanche before Jamal splats him to the mat with a Samoan Drop! Rosey then rebounds off the ropes and crushes Steiner with a Body Splash, and then Jamal does the same! The Rock says Scott Steiner's got a big mouth, and he wants to shut it permanently, as ERIC BISCHOFF walks out on stage, magically on cue it seems, and announces that The Rock and Scott Steiner will face off, in tonight's main event, in a No DQ match! The crowd erupts as 3MW leave the ring and The Rock stands tall above Steiner raising his hand into the air and soaking up the split reaction from the fans, as Steiner is hardly moving, clutching at his ribs

-Commercials-

We return backstage and see Evolution in their locker room. Triple H is getting ready for his match against Booker T's opponent. Flair is giving Hunter a prep talk but The Game is quick to blow it off, saying he knows Booker is gonna pick Goldberg. Triple H says he can't wait to get his hands on that bald bastard and teach him a lesson. He says he's been studying tapes of Goldberg's matches from WCW, and he's got all his strength's and weaknesses covered. Flair asks Triple H if he's really confident about Goldberg being the man, and being able to take him. Triple H seems to try and hide a bit of fear of The Berg, and masks it with an uneasy grin which Evolution don't fully seem to buy as he walks out

*START GAME*

Triple H makes his way to the ring to huge heat from the fans. The Game looks out into the crowd as he climbs on the apron before bowing his head down, then raising his arms up and his head too, spraying water out into the air. Triple H gets into the ring and poses on the turnbuckle and then hops off, turns to the stage and mouths "COME ON GOLDBERG!", again trying to appear as confident as possible, despite the fact Goldberg has owned him a few times lately. The Game's music fades away and he awaits

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*BOWM, X-PAC, THIS SUCKS!*

*MAKE SOME NOISE*


It's a mark out pop more than anything else as X-PAC comes out on stage! Triple H's jaw literally hits the floor as X-Pac pumps the fans up as he heads to the ring. X-Pac gets into the ring and to another mark out reaction let's fly with a series of crotch chops, setting off the X pyro behind him. X-Pac looks at HHH and nods as if to say "bet you didn't expect this". The Game still can't quite believe it as X-Pac takes his DX jersey off and Chad Patton calls for the bell

Match 1
Singles Match
If Triple H wins, he gets a World Title shot
X-Pac vs Triple H

HHH is completely out of his game here, with X-Pac scoring with a few Arm Drags before lighting The Game up with a knife edge chop, then rocking him with a right hand and shooting him to the ropes and catching him with a Spinning Heel Kick! For the first time in 4 years, X-Pac is getting CHEERED!~ here by the fans as he gives Triple H a crotch chop. HHH rolls out of the ring and kicks the ring steps in anger before looking at X-Pac and glaring at his former running buddy.
Trips rolls back into the ring and challenges X-Pac to lock up with him which Pac agrees too, only to cop a boot to the gut from Triple H who quickly looks to end things with the PEDIGREE...but X-Pac counters, tripping The Game down and then catapults him face first into the top buckle! HHH's head smacks off the buckle and he staggers around into a Jawbreaker! X-Pac covers 1...2..kickout.
X-Pac gets up and is amazingly getting a "Let's go X-Pac" chant, such is the hate for Triple H. Pac brings Trips up but The Game counters with a rake of the eyes, then chop blocks out X-Pac's leg.
From here Triple H takes over on his former partner keeping him grounded and the match at a slow pace. Triple H comes close after hitting a Snap Neckbreaker and covering 1...2..shoulder up from X-Pac. The Game rebounds off the ropes and drops a knee to the downed Pac, then mounts him and begins pummeling him with right hands. Chad Patton breaks it up and after intimidating the ref away, The Game brings X-Pac up only for Pac to break free and hit a right hand to Triple H. X-Pac rebounds off the ropes right into a HH Spinebuster! Trips covers 1...2...X-Pac kicks out! Triple H brings X-Pac up to his feet and hits him with a right hand, and X-Pac staggers backwards, then comes back with a right of his own. X-Pac gets a second wind and hammers on The Game with successive rights then rebounds off the ropes and ducks under a clothesline attempt from HHH, hits the opposite side and comes back into a Harley Race High Knee! The Game covers 1...2.kickout. Triple H makes a motion he's gonna finish the match off and waits for X-Pac to get up and goes to place a boot to the gut, but X-Pac catches it, whips HHH into the ropes and follows in, raising a kick to the jaw of The Game. Trips collapses onto his backside and the crowd comes alive as X-Pac delivers the Bronco Buster to him! X-Pac waits on Trips to get back up and goes for the X-FACTOR...AND HITS IT! X-Pac hits the X-Factor! Cover 1...2...NO! FOOT ON THE ROPES! X-Pac can't believe it and thought he had it won. He brings Triple H up and goes for another X-FACTOR...but this time HHH catches his kick, boots him in the gut and PLANTS HIM WITH THE PEDIGREE OUT OF NOWHERE! Triple H covers 1...2...3!
Winner @ 10:27 - Triple H
Triple H gets a hard fought win here and doesn't waste time celebrating it, exiting the ring and heading to the back with a smirk on his face, knowing he's got another title shot


-Commercials-

Backstage now and Test cuts a promo. Test says he's getting sick of Christian and his games. Test says last week when Christian grabbed Stacy and forced a kiss on her, he crossed the line. Test says tonight he's gonna beat some sense into Christian and let him know he had better stay away from Stacy. Test says after he beats Christian tonight, he'll be taking the Intercontinental title off him, and that'll be the sweetest revenge. Test walks off with Stacy as we cut back to ringside

*THIS IS A TEST*

The crowd pops as Test makes his way to the ring with Stacy by his side. The "Testicles" in the crowd are on their feet for Stacy who's got a nice short cut dress on, showing off DEM LEGS as usual. Stacy kisses her man as Test steps onto the apron and over the top rope into the ring

*AT LAST*

Christian comes out to some pretty big heat from the fans after his actions last week. Christian slaps his chest and points to a few fans in the audience, then fixates his stare on Stacy, licking his lips at her much to Kiebler's disgust. Christian advances towards Stacy, but Test hops out of the ring, grabs him from behind and rolls him into the ring, starting the match

Match 2
If Test wins he gets an Intercontinental Title shot
Test w/Stacy Kiebler vs Christian

Test immediately goes after Christian and rough houses the Intercontinental champ around in the early going, teaching him a lesson. Stacy applauds on from ringside as Test drills Christian with a Gutwrench Powerbomb and covers 1...2...kickout. Christian rolls to the outside to catch a breather but Test follows him out. Christian puts his hands up, pleading with Test to stop, then cheap shots him the moment he hesitates, and takes control of the match for the next few minutes. Christian gets a little confident as he shows off to Stacy, pounding on his chest then kissing his index and middle fingers and pointing to her, and Test wipes him out with a clothesline. Test picks Christian up and goes for the PUMP HANDLESLAM...but Christian slips out the back and plants him with the Falling Reverse DDT! Cover 1...2..kickout. Christian exits the ring and begins stalking Stacy, who backs away, as the IC champ moves towards her, grinning ear to ear, Test rolls out of the ring and charges at Christian...WHO MOVES AND TEST HITS STACY WITH A RIGHT! Test is shocked as Kiebler goes down and Christian takes advantage, shoving him into the steel ringpost! Christian rolls Test back into the ring and covers 1...2...Test kicks out. Christian brings Test up and looks to put him away with the UNPRETTIER! Cover 1...2...3!
Winner @ 4:45 - Christian
Christian wins and Test doesn't get his shot, immediately Test rolls out of the ring. Test is apologizing like crazy to Stacy who takes a while to come around but eventually nods her head, accepting her man's apology, though she still seems to have a slight doubt about it


We cut back to see RVD warming up. The crowd pops as his partner, and opponent tonight, Kane walks in. The two wish each other luck, RVD saying "may the best man win" and Kane says he intends to, which gets some laughs from the fans. RVD smirks and then the two shake hands, as Kane walks away and RVD goes back to warming up, still smiling after Kane's joke

-Commercials-

We return and see Trish Stratus standing by with Mark Lloyd. Lloyd asks Trish how she feels about having Victoria waiting to strike for her title shot? Trish says she beat Jazz and Victoria at Wrestlemania, and she will beat her again. Trish says since Mania she's been on an amazing run of form, and she takes time to thank all the fans for their continued support which gets a big pop. Stratus says Victoria is a great competitor and when they do meet, it's going to be tough, but she's confident in her own ability now more so than ever, and tonight, when she teams with the Dudleyz to take on Jazz and Thuggin' & Buggin', she's gonna send a message out to Victoria to show just how far she's come

*MACMILITANT*

Out comes Thuggin' & Buggin' Enterprises to heat from the fans. It's D'Lo Brown & Rodney Mack who get the nod to partner Jazz, with Mark Henry absent although Teddy Long is walking his troops to the ring. The group start to talk strategy as

*YEAH, WE'RE COMIN' DOWN*
*PYRO*
*DROP DA BOMBSHELLS*


Hits and the crowd erupts with a big pop as Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley make their way to the ring. Bubba & D-Von pump the crowd up as they wait for their partner at the bottom of the ramp

*TIME TO ROCK AND ROLL*

Trish Stratus comes out on stage to a strong pop from the fans. Trish raises the Women's title up high as the crowd continues to cheer the ever popular Stratus. Jazz is staring a hole right through Trish, obviously wanting that Women's title. Trish joins the Dudleyz as they enter the ring and the brawl begins!

Match 3
6 Person Mixed Tag Match
The Dudley Boyz & Trish Stratus vs Thuggin' & Buggin' Enterprises w/Theodore Long

Bubba and Rodney Mack kick things off after Jack Doan gains control of proceedings. Bubba open hand slaps Macks chest in the corner then hits the jab combo and finishes it off with a Bionic Elbow. Tag into D-Von who takes Mack down with a Cyclone attack and covers 1...2.kickout. D-Von gets countered by Mack who drives him into the heel corner and D'Lo is tagged in with the heels working him over, before D-Von counters D'Lo's attempted right hand and rocks him back with one. D'Lo heads to his corner and Jazz wants the tag, and she gets it, as D-Von tags in Trish! The males mark out with a loud pop for Stratus as the divas go at it for a few minutes, Trish looking strong before some cheap tactics allow Jazz to take over after D'Lo tripped her up as she hit the ropes. Jazz powers Trish into the air and holds her up, showcasing her power with a Stalling Suplex before slamming her to the mat. Cover 1...2.kickout. Jazz then goes for a Powerbomb, but Trish counters with a Hurricanrana! Jazz charges at Trish going for a clothesline but Trish evades it with the MATRISH!~ and then scores with the CHICK KICK! Trish covers 1...2...RODNEY MACK PULLS TRISH OFF! This ensures another brawl breaks out as Bubba & D-Von storm the ring and begin brawling with Thuggin' & Buggin' as Trish brings Jazz up, but Jazz counters an Irish whip from Stratus and hits a very impressive Tilt-A-Whirl Backbreaker! Cover 1...2...Trish gets a shoulder up. Jazz goes for the BITCH CLAMP...but Trish counters it with a HH Rolling Pin 1...2..Jazz kicks out. Trish rocks Jazz with a right hand, but Jazz returns with one of her own. Trish swings and Jazz ducks, looking to load up Trish with a Back Suplex but Trish counters and hits the STRATUSFACTION! Cover 1...2...3!
Winners @ 6:12 - The Dudley Boyz & Trish Stratus
Trish has her hand raised in victory as her music hits again, and she gets to her feet before BEING KNOCKED DOWN BY VICTORIA! The psychopath Victoria grabs Trish and powers her up before hitting the WIDOWS PEAK to Stratus! Huge heat for Vickie and she scrambles as The Dudleyz get into the ring and attend to the fallen Women's champion as Victoria backs up the ramp, pleased with her work


-Commercials-

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*PYRO*
*MILLENNIUM*


Chris Jericho makes his way to the ring to huge heat from the fans. Y2J gets into the ring and has a mic in hand. The crowd starts a loud "Asshole" chant. Jericho tells the fans they should be showing the King of the World some respect. He goes onto say he thought they'd be happy to have a winner in the building for a change, instead of losers like the 76'ers and the Flyers. Massive cheap heat. "Kevin Nash" chants break out, then "H-B-K" chants follow. Jericho says last week he showed he's too smart for guys like Kevin Nash. He used all of Nash's anger and turned it against him. Jericho said people have called him a coward for the way he's acted, Jericho says he's not a coward, he's a genius. Jericho says he used emotion to get the better of Nash. And now he's not gonna be able to make it tonight. Heat. He says it's a shame, but then Jericho says he's probably in a bed next to Shawn Michaels and starts to laugh. More heat. Jericho says if Nash is smart, he'll forget about trying to avenge Shawn, and leave him alone. Because Jericho promises if Nash continues, he'll suffer the consequences. Jericho says he won't be the only one. Shawn will also suffer, because Jericho has promised to end the career of Shawn Michaels, and he will follow up on his promise. He guarantees it. Jericho suggests to Nash that if he wants to keep his fading career alive a little longer, he'll stay out of Jericho's way. Jericho says he's going to cement himself in history. And nobody is going to stop him, he claims. Nobody. Jericho drops the mic and exits with a grin across his face, as his music hits again, taunting some fans at ringside

-Commercials-

We come back to ringside and JR is lambasting Jericho for what he's done and what he said earlier tonight

*CAN YOU DIG IT, SUCKA?*
*RAP SHEET*


The crowd erupts with a huge pop as Booker T makes his way to the ring. Booker let's his pyro fly on the ramp before getting into the ring, mounting the turnbuckle and raising the World Title high to the fans. Booker then gets ready for Triple H's opponent

*LINE IN THE SAND*

It's a collective groan from the fans here as they were hoping for a surprise like Triple H got earlier. However there's a sense of intrigue as Batista, Randy Orton & Ric Flair all step out, dressed to wrestle! Booker T is asking Mike Chioda what's going on, but the referee has no idea either. The trio encroach on the ring, all smirking as Booker can't tell who's going to face him. Orton hops onto the apron and grabs Booker's distraction, then Flair gets on the apron to the side. Booker looks back and forth between the two when BATISTA JUMPS HIM FROM BEHIND!

Match 4
Singles Match
If Batista wins, Triple H picks the stipulation for his title shot
Booker T vs Batista w/Randy Orton & Ric Flair

Batista starts out bossing Booker around after the sneak attack. Booker mounts a fight back with right hands, on Batista, then goes to whip him to the ropes, but Batista counters and plants Booker with the Spinebuster! Cover 1...2..kickout. Batista goes for the DEMON BOMB but Booker blocks it, trips him down and launches him with a Catapult into the turnbuckle. Batista staggers out into a Jumping Calf Kick! The Book Man starts to turn things around and plants Batista with the BOOK END, and covers 1...2...RIC FLAIR PULLS CHIODA OUT OF THE RING! Flair of course acts the innocent as Mike Chioda lambasts him as Randy Orton sneaks into the ring and DROPS BOOKER WITH THE JUMPING CUTTER! Orton exits the ring as Flair stops arguing with Chioda, and allows the ref to get back to the match, as Batista begins to stir, and then drapes an arm over Booker 1...2...BOOKER KICKS OUT! The crowd goes wild and Evolution can't believe it. Batista pulls himself up and shakes the cobwebs loose, then brings Booker up and hits him with a right hand, then sends him into the turnbuckle and follows in with a clothesline! Batista taunts Booker and this costs him as Booker comes out fighting with right hands and chops, mixing up the strikes and rocking the big man. Booker goes to whip Batista to the ropes but the big man reverses, but lowers his head early and BOOKER HITS THE SCISSORS KICK! The crowd erupts as Booker makes a cover...BUT THERE IS NO COUNT...BECAUSE ORTON IS ON THE APRON DISTRACTING MIKE CHIODA! Booker gets up and grabs Orton, bringing him into the ring and begins to unload on him. Booker goes to then send Orton out of the ring, but Orton counters and SENDS BOOKER INTO MIKE CHIODA! The dreaded ref bump leads to Flair getting into the ring and Evolution begin to beat the World Champion down

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*INVASION*

The crowd EXPLODES as GOLDBERG charges to the ring. Goldberg gets into the ring and EVOLUTION SCRAMBLE! Evolution split from the ring and Goldberg begins chasing them out into the crowd, Flair & Orton high tailing it with DA MAN giving chase. Back in the ring both Booker and Batista are struggling to their feet when Booker leaps at Batista and hits an Bicycle Kick, taking him down again. Booker starts to feel it and drops to a knee, then does the SPINAROONI to a huge pop and turns into a PEDIGREE! TRIPLE H IS HERE! The Game nails Booker with the Pedigree to huge heat and then rolls Mike Chioda into the ring as Batista covers Booker 1...2...3!
Winner @ 9:36 - Batista
Triple H gets to pick stipulation for his title match

Incredible heat pours in as HHH snuck in the back door and cost Booker, and now he's got the title shot and the stipulation choosing. Trips helps Batista up and they're joined by Orton & Flair now who leap over the barricade onto the ramp. In the ring, Booker T comes to and is joined by Goldberg, with the two faces eyeing off Evolution who have taken the advantage back to their court tonight it seems. Triple H then states next week, the World Title match will be contested in an I QUIT MATCH! The crowd pops as Trips announces his stip as Evolution continue retreating, The Game smirking back at Booker


-Commercials-

We return to the office of Eric Bischoff, who address us about next week's RAW Roulette. Bischoff congratulates Triple H on earning his title shot, which he will get next week on the Roulette! Bischoff also says that the World Title match will be exempt from the rules of the Roulette. Bischoff however says every other match will have a stipulation decided by the roulette wheel. Bischoff says that he promises the fans an unforgettable night of action, which will see Trish defend the Women's Championship against Victoria. Also, Bischoff says if Goldberg wants to continue his rivalry with Evolution, then next week on RAW, he'll be taking on Ric Flair, Batista & Randy Orton next week, with the stipulation determined by the Roulette wheel. Bischoff says that he dares SmackDown! to top this kind of entertainment as the camera cuts away with Bischoff's smirk getting bigger and bigger as we come back to ringside

*PYRO*
*ONE OF A KIND*


The crowd erupts with a huge pop as the ever popular Rob Van Dam makes his way to the ring. RVD points to himself with his thumbs as Lilian Garcia announces him, and then gets into the ring and raises his arms into the air getting another good reaction from the crowd

*PYRO*
*SLOW CHEMICAL*


It's another good reaction from the fans as Kane, the other half of the Tag Team Champions marches to the ring. Kane steps up onto the apron and then over the top rope into the ring and let's his pyro fly from the turnbuckles

Match 5
Winner gets an IC Title Shot
RVD vs Kane

The two friends and partners knock knuckles in a show of respect as the match starts. RVD takes it to Kane in the early going with his speed advantage, mixing things up with plenty of kicks and high flying maneuvers, but Kane manages to catch a Crossbody attempt and ground RVD with a Rib Breaker, and then takes control of things. After a period of Kane working on Van Dam, RVD catches a boot from Kane and scores with the Step Over Windmill Kick, taking the Big Red Machine down. Both men down, before Kane sits up! RVD struggles back to his feet and Kane hits him with a right hand, then sends him to the ropes and goes for the Tilt-A-Whirl Slam, BUT RVD COUNTERS AND PLANTS KANE WITH A TORNADO DDT! Cover 1...2..Kane powers out. Crowd applauds for that counter. Van Dam takes a deep breath and mounts the top rope then leaps off going for the Flying Thrust Kick BUT KANE CATCHES HIM WITH A GOOZLE! Kane looks to Chokeslam Van Dam but stops as WILLIAM REGAL & LANCE STORM rush to the ring! Regal & Storm get into the ring and attack RVD and Kane, leaving the ref with no choice but to end the match and rule a no contest!
No Contest @ 5:14
The crowd jeers as a brawl breaks out between the two rival teams, with this obviously must be what Bischoff alluded to last week when he said to Christian "don't be surprised if there isn't a winner". Kane and Van Dam manage to clear the ring of Regal and Storm eventually, but the former tag champs are happy they've cost RVD & Kane their chance at the Intercontinental title now


Backstage now and The Coach is with Scott Steiner. Coach asks Steiner how the ribs are feeling? Scotty asks Coach if he realises he's an idiot? Crowd pops. Steiner says of course the ribs hurt, Captain Obvious. Steiner says that The Rock's a little bitch, needing to soften him up before taking him on in a match. Steiner says despite having the sore ribs, he's gonna go out there and he's gonna give Rock more than sore ribs. Steiner says somebody needs to put Mr. Hollywood in his place, and that's gonna be him. Steiner walks off as we fade to a commercial

-Commercials-

Backstage now RVD & Kane are in Bischoff's office going on about not getting their Intercontinental title shots. Bischoff smirks and says the winner of that match was to get an IC title shot, and seeing as nobody won that match, neither of them gets the shot. Bischoff says Van Dam and Kane should be more focused on next week's roulette because they will put the tag team gold on the line. Easy E asks the tag champs to leave his office and they do as The Bisch relaxes back in his chair, happy with what he's got install for next week as we come back to ringside

*HOLLA, IF YA HEAR ME*

The crowd erupts with a huge pop as Scott Steiner steps out on stage, with his chain mesh headwear on and black glasses. Big Poppa Pump flexes for the camera and kisses his bicep, then heads to the ring and hands a young fan at ringside his shades. Steiner gets into the ring and bobs up and down, feeling at his ribs which are obviously still hurting thanks to 3MW earlier

*YA SMELL IT CAN YA?*

The Rock comes out to a strong mixed reaction, leaning more towards heat. The Rock soaks up the mixed reaction as he poses on the turnbuckle, before getting into the ring and coming face to face with Scott Steiner

Match 6
Main Event
No Disqualifications Match
Scott Steiner vs The Rock

Steiner starts off beating on The Rock with his superior power, muscling The Brahma Bull around and nailing a Cradle Suplex and covering 1...2.kickout. Steiner also takes Rock down with a Fireman's Carry and then puts a Sleeper Hold on The Rock, who manages to counter, sending Big Poppa Pump to the ropes, but Steiner rebounds and sends The Rock flying with a huge shoulder block! The crowd pops as Steiner shows off the guns and The Rock comes at him, only to cop a Steinerline. Steiner drops an elbow and covers 1...2.kickout. The Rock exits the ring, and Steiner drops to the mat and starts doing PUSHUPS to a mark out reaction from the crowd and tells Rock to "bring it you little fairy". The Rock gets back into the ring and begins mocking Steiner, flexing and kissing his bicep, which he pays the price for as Steiner hits him with a right hand. Steiner goes to send him to the ropes, but The Rock counters and pulls Steiner in, boot to the gut, and plants him with the People's DDT! ROCKY KIPS UP! Straight away, The Rock is rubbing it into Steiner and getting heat from the fans as he mocks Steiner with PUSHUPS of his own, much like he did at Backlash. The Rock keeps Steiner on the back foot, working on the ribs, taking him to the outside and SENDING HIM INTO THE STEEL STEPS! The Rock takes the time to show off to Lilian Garcia, getting her to touch his arm as he flexes and making a suggestive motion to her, which causes her to blush and look away as The Rock grins. Rocky then grabs a water bottle from a fan, takes a sip and SPRAYS IT IN STEINER'S FACE! The Rock then whacks Big Poppa Pump over the head with it, then unloads on Steiner with some right hands, before introducing his face into the time keeper's table. The Rock then backs off before charging in at Steiner, but the Big Booty Daddy sees him coming and THROWS ROCK THROUGH THE TIME KEEPER'S TABLE WITH A HIP TOSS! The crowd pops as The Rock gets tabled, albeit through a smaller one than usual. We cut to the final commercial break with both men down
Back from the break and Steiner is delivering knee strikes in the corner to The Rock, then going for a Suplex, but The Rock slips out of it and takes Steiner down with a Swinging Neckbreaker! Cover 1...2.kickout. The Rock exposes the ribs of Steiner and stomps away. The Rock eventually stops and then brings Steiner up and applies an Abdominal Stretch! Steiner fights the pain and refuses to give up, despite Earl Hebner's constant asking if he wants to give it up. Steiner looks like he's fading but with the crowd behind him chanting "Steiner! Steiner!" he takes The Rock down with a Deep Hip Toss Slam! Both men down. The two get to their feet and The Rock nails Steiner with a right hand, and Steiner returns in kind, The Rock hits another right on Steiner and begins laying the smack down on Big Poppa Pump, then pulls back his hand, spits on it and goes to end the combination with another right hand, but Steiner blocks it and takes The Rock down with a Spinning Belly to Belly Suplex! Steiner covers 1...2..Rock shoots a shoulder off the mat.
Steiner brings himself up and takes a deep breath, wincing with his ribs still hurting. Steiner goes out of the ring and grabs a STEEL CHAIR! The crowd erupts as Steiner slides back into the ring, chair in hand, and HITS ROCKY ACROSS THE BACK WITH THE CHAIR! The Rock staggers away holding his back into the corner and Steiner charges at him, chair in hand, BUT THE ROCK KICKS HIM SQUARE IN THE NUTS! Steiner drops the chair and hobbles away holding his groin, as The Rock picks up the chair AND BRINGS IT DOWN ON STEINER'S HEAD! Sickening impact! The Rock drops the chair and covers 1...2...STEINER KICKS OUT! The crowd goes wild and The Rock looks down at Steiner in shock, eyes widen open, not quite believing he was able to kick out. The Rock now kicks at Steiner's shoulder, with the crowd coming alive, despite The Rock stating it's The Hollywood Elbow now, he removes his elbow pad and goes to throw it into the crowd, but stops at the last minute and just drops it to the mat, laughing at the gullible fans which gets mega heat. The Rock then rebounds off the ropes, building momentum, then drops the HOLLYWOOD ELBOW...BUT STEINER MOVES! The crowd erupts. The Rock rolls away holding his elbow as Scott Steiner brings himself up, as does The Rock, and The Rock rocks Steiner with a right hand, then whips him to the ropes and goes for a clothesline, but Steiner ducks it, locks Rock up and PLANTS HIM WITH THE FLATLINER! Steiner hits his finisher but can't take advantage right away as he rolls away holding his ribs again, but then struggles over and covers The Rock 1...2...NO! THE ROCK GETS A SHOULDER UP! This time Steiner can't believe it with a loud "WHAT?" to Earl Hebner. Steiner rolls away and glares at The Rock for a moment before going back to him and APPLYING THE STEINER RECLINER! The crowd erupts as Steiner locks The Rock in the hold in the middle of the ring. Hebner asks Rock if he wants to give it up, but The Rock refuses to as Steiner yells at him to tap, but The Rock resourcefully uses his hands which are free, grabs the steel chair and LIFTS IT UP INTO STEINER'S FACE! Steiner goes back off The Rock as the Brahma Bull gets a much needed breather from the dreaded hold. Scotty gets back on his feet and stumbles over to The Rock, brings him up, [b]BUT THE ROCK GRABS ONTO HIM AND GOES FOR THE ROCK BOTTOM ONTO THE CHAIR...BUT STEINER BLOCKS IT AND SCORES WITH THE FLATLINER ONTO THE CHAIR! Steiner shakes the cobwebs loose after the chair to the face and hooks the leg of The Rock 1...2...3!
Winner @ 12:34 - Scott Steiner
The crowd erupts as Steiner gets the win tonight in a hard fought match, showing he can still do it despite some doubters. Steiner takes his time regaining his footing after The Rock really did lay some smack down on him, but he's been able to even the score after Backlash. Big Poppa Pump exits the ring as The Rock starts to stir as he's attended to, bleeding from his forehead


Fade to black

***


WWE SmackDown!
5/15/03
1st Mariner Arena
Baltimore; Maryland


*Opening Video*

*PYRO*


The camera pans around the arena before fixating on Cole & Tazz

Cole: We have sold out the 1st Mariner Arena here in Baltimore, Maryland for the final SmackDown! before this Sunday's first blue brand exclusive pay per view, Judgment Day! Hello and welcome everybody I'm Michael Cole alongside Tazz and Tazz, what a night we're in for.

Tazz: No doubt Cole, no doubt. We got The Undertaker taking on the Big Show in singles action, Chavo Guerrero, Billy Kidman and Tajiri facing Mattitude in a six man tag, Chris Benoit facing Mike Awesome and Rey Mysterio and John Cena in a rematch from two weeks ago. Huge matches Cole, absolutely huge.

Cole: And let's not forget the APA have invited Team Angle around for a game of poker tonight, after last week Benjamin & Haas claimed they were better than the APA at everything! We'll drop in on that later folks.

*HERE COMES THE PAIN*

The crowd erupts with a huge pop as Brock Lesnar steps out on stage, bobbing up and down, then breaking from the routine and heading to the ring. The WWE Champ takes a mic and gets into the ring, as his pyro shoots off as he hops onto the apron


Lesnar: You know, lately I'd come out here, shoot the breeze with you guys for a bit, maybe have some fun with Kurt Angle, and then get down to business.

Lesnar pauses

Lesnar: But not tonight.

Lesnar begins pacing back and forth

Lesnar: Because last week on SmackDown! I got my ass kicked. {Mixed reaction} Not only that, but I got Chokeslammed through that table!

Few cheers for that as Lesnar points to the SD! commentary table

Lesnar: Undertaker, I'm gonna be completely honest, after what happened between us last year, when you won the contendership for this {taps on his WWE Title, slung over his shoulder} at Backlash, I wasn't too worried. I mean, don't get me wrong, you're one hell of a competitor, and you're one bad ass fighter, but I've had your number ever since we crossed paths.

Lesnar pauses again, as if swallowing his own pride before continuing

Lesnar: However last week, that all changed. I got a little over confident, and I paid the price.

Mixed reaction

Lesnar: And you punished me for it. But let me make something perfectly clear to you Undertaker, because I know you're watching, come this Sunday, at Judgment Day, I won't be getting over confident. {Looks right into the camera} I will be taking you, very, very seriously.

Pop

Lesnar: At Judgment Day, I'm gonna show the whole world that I, Brock Lesnar, am the most dominant force in this business. Forget your Hulk Hogan's. Forget Andre the Giant. Forget The Big Show. Forget Kane. Forget Goldberg. Forget Kevin Nash. Forget Yokozuna. I could go on and on, but I think you get the point.

Lesnar stops again

Lesnar: Now Undertaker, it's common knowledge you haven't ever had a, let's say, proper run with the WWE Championship. And it's common knowledge alot of people want to see it happen, if not for anything else, other than out of sympathy.

Mixed reaction to that, definitely leaning towards heat tho

Lesnar: But I've got news for you Taker. I don't do sympathy. So you'll have to go on with your career, never having truly been a great champion. {Heat as Lesnar smirks} I mean, we all know I got you this damn title shot in the first place, and that's all the help you'll get from me.

Lesnar smirks again as the crowd continues to be torn between him and their long time favourite, The Undertaker

Lesnar: Because I don't plan on losing this belt, EVER again! The moment that weasel Paul Heyman screwed me over, all I wanted to do was get this title back. I did everything I could to get it back. I won the Rumble, I fought Kurt Angle in one of the greatest Wrestlemania matches we've ever seen. I took a risk and almost broke my God damn neck in that match. And it was all to get the WWE Championship back, and believe me, it was all worth it. Now that I finally have it back, I don't plan on losing it again. Ever.

Pop

Lesnar: So Undertaker, I respect you and what you've done in this business, but that doesn't mean I have to like you. And this Sunday at Judgment Day, marks my words, I'm taking you down, and I'm moving on to becoming the most dominant WWE Champion, ever!

Lesnar looks ready to exit the ring as

*DEADMAN WALKIN'*
*ROLLIN'*


The crowd erupts with a massive ovation as The Undertaker steps out on stage, mic in hand, with a big grin across his face after getting the better of Lesnar last week. Taker heads to the ring with Lesnar staring him down. Undertaker raises his arms up to the crowd as they cheer him, then comes face to face with Lesnar, the two locked eyes, barely an inch separating them. After a while and some clashing "Un-der-taker" and "Let's go Lesnar" chants, Taker steps back and begins to speak


Please note, I lost this part of the show during coding, making a mistake with this part being highlighted, and I hit the backspace key, thus deleting it. I can't be bothered to re-write it, just as I'm about to post it.

The rest of the segment saw Undertaker come out, talk about Lesnar's lack of respect and how Taker would make Brock respect him. Taker also said he has seen many guys come and go before Lesnar with the same ego fuelled attitude, and come Sunday when Brock loses his title, he thinks the same will happen to Lesnar. Brock responded by raising the WWE Title up in the face of Undertaker and saying this would be the closest he'd ever come to the belt anymore. Undertaker and Lesnar then both reached boiling point, and struck each other with right hands, much like last week


Taker and Lesnar rock each other with rights with Takers soup bones getting the better of the champ, but Lesnar tackles Taker down through the ropes and out to the floor! Lesnar hammers on The Undertaker with the advantage, then gets to his feet and fires up the crowd to a pop. Brock turns back to Taker who's up to a knee and looks to grab him, but Taker fires a shot to the ribs of Lesnar. Undertaker fires rapid shots to the midsection of Lesnar, then finishes it up with an uppercut! Taker gets to his feet, grabs Brock and goes to send him to the steps, BUT LESNAR COUNTERS AND TAKER GOES KNEES FIRST INTO THE STEPS, HITTING THEM AND FLIPPING OVER ON IMPACT! Crowd groans at that and Taker holds onto his knees. Brock Lesnar shakes the cobwebs loose and walks over to Taker, stomping away at him, and then looks over to the SmackDown! announce table! The crowd pops as Lesnar walks over and takes the top cover off the table and grabs a monitor! Lesnar holds the monitor up to a cheer from the fans, then goes to take Undertakers head off...BUT TAKER DUCKS IT, BOOTS LESNAR IN THE GUT, PICKS UP THE MONITOR AND NAILS LESNAR BETWEEN THE EYES! The crowd erupts as Taker turns the tables on Brock. Undertaker sees that Lesnar has removed the covering on the SmackDown! announce table and tells Cole & Tazz to get out of the way. Taker brings Lesnar to his feet, who's got a cut above his right eye now after the monitor shot and GOOZLES HIM THEN LIFTS HIM UP INTO THE AIR FOR A CHOKESLAM...BUT LESNAR DROPS OUT THE SIDE, LOADS TAKER UP AND F5's TAKER THROUGH THE TABLE! The crowd goes nuts with a huge "Holy Shit" chant breaking out as Lesnar gets revenge for last week, reversing the roles on Taker


Cole: BROCK LESNAR JUST DESTROYED THE UNDERTAKER! IT'S A COMPLETE TURN AROUND FROM LAST WEEK!

Tazz: The pain just got delivered to Taker Cole, that's one way to get revenge. F5 through the table!

Cole: I'd have to agree partner, but with The Undertaker in action tonight with The Big Show, you have to wonder, is he gonna be able to compete now?

EMT's rush down to attend to The Undertaker as we cut to a commercial with Lesnar standing tall

-Commercials-

We return live from the break as

*BASIC THUGANOMICS*

John Cena makes his way out to heat from the fans, mic in hand, ready to spit some bars


Cena: Yo, John Cena's in the building and everybody's takin' snaps
Of the man bringin' back throwback jerseys and backwards New Era caps
The Doctor of Thuganomics, I'm diagnosing all y'all haters as whack
Got kids hangin' on my every word coz my lyrics is like crack

And Rey Mysterio, you wanted it, it's time for the rematch
Don't be hatin' coz God made you a kid from the Latin Cabbage Patch!
You should quit wrestling, but I can still put you to use as my gardener
Whilst your girl can be handling my load, I guess you'll have to pardon her

WORD LIFE

*619*

The crowd pops as Rey Mysterio hops out onto the stage behind his pyro's and pumps up the crowd before heading to the ring. Rey slides into the ring and mounts the turnbuckle, raising his arms into the air and pointing to the roof with his index fingers


Match 1
Singles Match
Rey Mysterio vs John Cena

Rey uses his speed early on and has Cena on the back foot, until Cena elevates Rey over the top rope out to the floor, and takes control of Mysterio. Cena comes close to putting Rey down with the Protoplex 1...2..kickout. Cena looks to put Rey away with the FU but Rey grabs onto the ring ropes, blocking the move, then flips himself out onto the apron. Cena swings a shot at Rey who ducks and drives a shoulder thrust into his midsection, then comes back in with a Sunset Flip and pins Cena 1...2..kickout. Both men spring to their feet and Rey ducks under a Cena clothesline then rebounds off the ropes and comes back at Cena, who catches Rey, but Mysterio turns it into the Wheelbarrow Bulldog! Rey covers again 1...2..kickout. Rey brings Cena up and hits him with a right hand, then tries to shoot him to the corner, but Cena reverses it and Rey goes towards the corner with Cena following in, but Rey vaults back over Cena...NO! CENA CATCHES REY ON HIS SHOULDERS AND GOES FOR THE FU...BUT REY LANDS ON HIS FEET! Mysterio then dropkicks Cena in the back and he stumbles into the ropes, landing across the middle one in position as Rey calls for the 619 AND HITS IT! Rey springs onto the ropes and comes off with the WEST COAST POP! Mysterio covers 1...2...3!
Winner @ 7:12 - Rey Mysterio
The crowd cheers as Rey gets the win and has his hand raised, and Rey gets to his feet...BEFORE CENA FLATTENS HIM FROM BEHIND WITH THE STEEL CHAIN! Big heat as Cena stands over Rey and does the "You Can't See Me" taunt before posing to the crowd to more heat


Cole: Rey Mysterio gets the win over John Cena, but then is assaulted by a jealous Cena!

Tazz: Well Cena feels like he's better than Rey and clearly doesn't like losing to him.

Cole: This isn't right at all, Cena lost the match, he's nothing more than a sore loser!

-Commercials-

We return live and are backstage in the office of the APA as they and Team Angle are playing poker. Bradshaw & Faarooq are smoking cigars and have beers by their side, Benji & Haas have beer but not cigars


Bradshaw: Well, are you gonna show us what you got or what? {Breathes smoke towards Benji}

Benjamin: {Using hand to brush smoke away} Hey man don't blow that crap at me.

Bradshaw wiggles his fingers towards Shelton as if to say "I'm scared" (like what Scott Hall does tbh)

Benjamin: Full House, 3's over Kings, read it and weep!

Faarooq: Damn...

Benji & Haas knux each other on that one and begin laughing as Bradshaw grins to Faarooq and then shows his hand

Bradshaw: Straight flush boy, gimme that!

Team Angle look mortified as Bradshaw takes a huge stack of cash from the middle over to the APA's side, where they have quite a stockpile, whilst we see that Benji & Haas are really struggling on their side

Haas: How the?

Benjamin scratches his head, thinking he had that hand won as Bradshaw & Faarooq share a laugh

Faarooq: Better step your game up boys.

The camera cuts back to ringside

Cole: Oh dear, it seems that Team Angle may have bitten off a little more than they can chew, because The APA are looking comfortable so far.

Tazz: They're the masters of drinking, smoking and gambling Cole, and at the moment, they're living up to that. But Team Angle seemed confident they could take them at their own game, so let's see what happens later.

Cole: Also folks we just got word from Stephanie McMahon that on Sunday, Rey Mysterio and John Cena will lock it up one more time, after seeing Rey beat Cena earlier and then get hit with the steel chain, we'll see who wins the so called rubber match at Judgment Day.

Tazz: I can't wait for them to go at it again Cole!

*VIVA LA RAZA*

The crowd erupts as Eddie Guerrero makes his way to the ring to a nice pop from the fans. Eddie slaps his chest on his way to the ring, then entices the crowd to their feet as he mounts the turnbuckle and an "Eddie" chant breaks out

*WHO BETTER THAN KANYON?*

One of SmackDown's most over heels at the moment, Kanyon, steps out on stage to huge heat from the fans. Kanyon has a mic in hand and begins to speak as he heads down the ramp


Kanyon: Baltimore, it's wonderful to be here!

Crowd doesn't buy the sucking up from Kanyon

Kanyon: I had to let all my fans know {major heat} that despite my minor set back last week against Steve Austin {mega pop}, that I am still here, to be your new hero!

Kanyon gets into the ring and gets ready, as Eddie looks at him, amused by his routine

Match 2
Singles Match
Eddie Guerrero vs Kanyon

Kanyon entertainingly seeks the fans approval for every move he pulls off, but they continue to boo him, which Kanyon doesn't even seem to take notice of. Eddie begins to fight back after having missed a Plancha to the outside, and copping some punishment to his lower back as he takes Kanyon down with a Tornado DDT! Eddie battles back with right hands to Kanyon then scores with a Jumping Calf Kick and covers 1...2.kickout. Guerrero climbs the top rope and goes for the FROGSPLASH...BUT KANYON GETS HIS KNEES UP! Eddie rolls around holding his ribs and Kanyon flips him onto his back and covers 1...2...kickout. Kanyon brings Eddie up and goes for the INVERTED SITOUT FACEBUSTER...but Eddie slips out the back and then takes Kanyon down with a Suplex! Eddie pops the hips and keeps the front face lock applied as he delivers two more Suplexes, completing the THREE AMIGOS! Eddie then climbs up top and soars off with another FROGSPLASH...AND THIS TIME HE SCORES! Cover 1...2...3!
Winner @ 5:34 - Eddie Guerrero
Eddie gets a momentum builder heading into JD, whilst Kanyon suffers a second successive loss after promising fans the exact opposite. Guerrero celebrates with the fans


Cole: Eddie Guerrero rolling into Judgment Day this Sunday in fine form Tazz!

Tazz: Yep, he was too good for Kanyon tonight Cole.

Cole: And Kanyon, who's told everyone he'll be their new hero, has not enjoyed a successful return to SmackDown! such far, two losses back to back.

Cut backstage to where Funaki is standing by

Funaki: Hi, I am Funaki, SmackDown number one announcer!

Pop

Funaki: And I am here, with The Big Show!

Heat as The Big Show steps into the picture

Funaki: Big Show, you face The Undertaker tonight. Last time you face him, you lose. Wh-

Show glares at Funaki and snatches the mic off him

Show: Let's get one thing perfectly straight, I didn't lose to The Undertaker. The A-Train lost to The Undertaker!

Heat

Show: I'm sick of hearing that I lost at Wrestlemania. I didn't lose. I wasn't pinned, I didn't submit, I wasn't disqualified. A-Train got pinned. He lost us the match.

Again, heat

Show: And as for tonight, it's my turn to get back in the title hunt. I've been cast aside for others for too long now, and I'm sick of it. I'm sending a message to Brock Lesnar, and our General Manager Stephanie McMahon, because I'm gonna take The Undertaker, and I'm gonna break him in half.

Yep, more heat

Show: I'm gonna grab The Undertaker, with these hands {brings his hands up to the camera} and I'm gonna rip him, limb from limb, because nobody in this business, can stand toe to toe with me in the ring and match my power, my strength, my presence. Undertaker, get ready, because I'm gonna take you to school!

Show storms off in a rage as we fade to a commercial break

-Commercials-

We return to an outdoor shot of the arena as Cole & Tazz welcome us back


Cole: There you see the 1st Mariner Arena everybody that we have sold out tonight for WWE SmackDown! Still to come, a huge main event as The Undertaker takes on The Big Show, and Chris Benoit will take on Mike Awesome also.

Tazz: But I'm being told we're gonna check up on the poker game between the APA and Team Angle, let's take a look.

The feed cuts back to the office of The APA who are sitting on a might high stack of cash, empty cans of Budweiser everywhere and are mighty jovial, whilst Benji & Haas look deflated

Haas: Alright fine, this {reaches into his trackpants pocket}, this watch is a real Rolex, it's worth a couple of thousand.

Faarooq: Alright, we'll accept that.

Haas shows Benji his hand and Shelton turns away from The APA, grinning ear to ear to the camera and mouths "we got them now"

Bradshaw: Alright so what, we're calling it, three? Right?

Benji & Haas nod as Bradshaw throws some money on the table

Bradshaw: What you got then fellas?

Haas: Much like you earlier, straight flush, haha!

Haas slams down a 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of clubs as he and Benji begin raking the pot towards their end of the table as Bradshaw looks impressed and turns to Faarooq

Faarooq: Damn! That's a fine hand.

Benjamin: You got that right.

Faarooq: But this is better! ROYAL FLUSH!

The crowd erupts as Faarooq shows a 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace of Diamonds. Team Angle look mortified as The APA take the massive pot to their side of the table, leaving Benji & Haas with hardly anything in their pockets

Haas: But...

Benjamin: How the?

Team Angle look at each other and nod before getting up

Bradshaw: Aw come on guys, don't tell me you're quitting already?

Benjamin: Nah, nah, we just wanna step out for some fresh air, take a short break.

The APA don't seem too bothered by that

Bradshaw: Sure, go ahead.

Faarooq: Hey, be back in five and bring some more money, you guys look like you're running short!

Team Angle glare back at The APA and exit their makeshift office as Torrie Wilson comes in carrying some more beer

Bradshaw: Hey Torrie baby, just in time, we were running low too. On beer though, not money like those suckers!

The APA and Torrie share a laugh as we cut back to Benji & Haas in the hallway

Haas: ARGH! DAMMIT!

Haas punches the wall, which stupidly only injures his knuckles as he shakes his hand around trying to get rid of the pain

Benjamin: Man, screw this. Let's go to plan b. You got another clip?

Haas nods, pulling out some more cash as Shelton reaches into his pocket and pulls out another deck of cards!

Benjamin: Same make and brand that they use. Next time they go in big, we're cleaning them out.

Team Angle laugh amongst themselves before heading back to the office

Cole: Oh boy, are Team Angle really gonna try and cheat their way to victory?

Tazz: It's genius Cole, really is.

*LOAD VERSION 1*
*LIVE FOR THE MOMENT*


The crowd pours the heat in as Matt Hardy leads his followers Shannon Moore and Crash Holly to the ring for this six man tag contest. Hardy raises the CW title high as he climbs the turnbuckle whilst Moore & Crash applaud their leader

*ASIATTACKER*

Tajiri comes out to little fanfare with the fans not really sure on cheering or jeering him at this point. Tajiri waits for his partners at the foot of the ramp, grinning at Matt Hardy after spraying him with the Green Mist last week

*YOU CAN RUN*

Billy Kidman makes his way to the ring to a solid pop from the fans. Kidman and Tajiri don't seem to fully be on the same page as they slide into the ring and Mattitude clears out to the floor, Kidman playing to the crowd

*IWo*

The crowd gives the best reaction of the lot for Chavo Guerrero. Chavito dashes to the ring before picking a corner and climbing up, enticing the fans who cheer back at the Guerrero


Match 3
Six Man Tag Team Match
Chavo Guerrero, Billy Kidman & Tajiri
vs
Matt Hardy, Shannon Moore & Crash Holly

Chavo kicks things off with Crash, and Chavito has Crash's number early on, taking him down with a series of Arm Drags and then applying an arm lock. Crash battles to his feet and counters it, wrenching the arm of Chavo and putting him in a hammerlock. Chavo searches for a way out and takes Crash down with a Snapmare, before hitting a Dropkick to the back of Crash's head. Cover 1...kickout. Chavo tags in Tajiri and the faces whip Holly to the ropes and elevate him high into the lights with a Back Body Drop! Tajiri then scores with a Shin Kick to the chest of Crash as he gets on his knees, trying to regain his footing. Tajiri covers 1...2.kickout. Tajiri scoops Crash up but Holly fights out and drops to his feet, spinning Tajiri around and taking him down with a Double Underhook Suplex! Crash covers 1...2.kickout. Crash tags in Matt Hardy now and the Cruiserweight Champion boots Tajiri in the gut, then whips him to the ropes and scores with a reverse elbow! Hardy then drops a fist to the forehead of Tajiri and hooks the leg 1...2.kickout again. Matt brings Tajiri up and whips him to the corner, then follows in and cops a boot to the face from Tajiri! Hardy staggers away and Tajiri charges at him, but Hardy takes him out with a huge clothesline! Cover 1...2.kickout. Hardy gets Tajiri up, only for the Buzzsaw to break free and hit a double handed chop to the chest. Tajiri then hits Hardy with a right hand and rebounds off the ropes, going for a clothesline, but Hardy ducks and plants Tajiri with the Side Effect! Cover 1...2...shoulder up! Tajiri continues to be isolated as Shannon Moore tags in and as Hardy distracts Jimmy Korderas, Moore and Crash do a number on the Buzzsaw. The duo then send Tajiri to the ropes, but Tajiri comes back with the Handspring Back Elbow, taking both Crash and Moore down. Tajiri struggles to his corner but he's grabbed by Moore and Crash, each taking a foot, however Tajiri rolls forward and the momentum sends Moore and Crash to the face corner, where Kidman and Chavo meet them with right hands! The heel duo stumble back into a double clothesline from Tajiri who then tags in Billy Kidman!
Kidman comes in and clotheslines Crash out to the floor before rocking Moore with right hands, then sends Shannon to the ropes and takes him down with a Flapjack! Matt Hardy comes in and goes to clothesline Kidman, who ducks, AND CHAVO COMES OFF THE TOP ROPE WITH A MISSILE DROPKICK TO MATT HARDY! The crowd pops for that as Kidman goes for the BK BOMB on Shannon Moore, but Moore reverses, taking Kidman down with a Headscissors. Moore gets up and cops the
GREEN MIST in the face from Tajiri! The Japanese Buzzsaw then clears the top rope with a VAULTING BODY PRESS OUT ONTO CRASH HOLLY! Shannon Moore stumbles around blinded by the mist and Matt Hardy tags in, with Kidman not aware, as Billy loads up Moore with the BK BOMB! On the outside, Crash sends Tajiri into the steps, then trips Chavo off the apron and the two begin trading blows as Hardy sneaks up on Kidman and rolls him up 1...2...3!
Winners @ 7:26 - Mattitude
Chavo tried to save the fall but Crash held him back, and Matt Hardy steals the win as he rolls out of the ring, grabbing his CW title and heading for high ground with Moore and Crash in tow, as Chavo joins Kidman in the ring, who has his hands on his hips, shaking his head in disbelief, thinking Moore was still the legal man. Tajiri doesn't join his partners, instead yelling at Kidman "this is your fault!" whilst Chavo leans over the ropes and makes a motion that come Sunday he's taking the CW strap from Matt


Cole: Well Matt Hardy steals a win here tonight but it may be a different story come Sunday Tazz.

Tazz: No doubt Cole Hardy's got his back against the wall in a Fatal 4 Way, he doesn't even have to be pinned to lose the title, it's gonna be tough for him to get out of that one.

Cole: But if anyone can weasel their way out of a match and manage to win it, it's Matt Hardy.

Tazz: That's a little harsh Cole but you're right, he has a knack of pulling wins out of nowhere.

-Commercials-

We return to ringside with nothing happening when suddenly

*GLASS SHATTERS*

Hits and the crowd explodes with a thunderous ovation, rocking the 1st Mariner Arena as "Stone Cold" Steve Austin makes his way to the ring. Austin takes his time, saluting the fans at all four corners of the ring before taking a mic from Chimel at ringside


Austin: Ya know, last week on SmackDown!, it felt great to be back wrestling again.

Pop

Austin: And Stone Cold proved, without a shadow of a doubt, that there's still life in this Rattlesnake!

WHAT

Austin: I said, The Rattlesnake's still got his venom!

WHAT

Austin: WHAT?

WHAT

Austin: Now it seems that after opening up a can of whoop ass all over that silly little sumbitch Chris Kanyon, that Stone Cold doesn't really have anything to do this Sunday at Judgment Day.

Austin scratches his head

Austin: So I was thinkin' about maybe showin' up and crackin' open a beer.

WHAT

Austin: Downing that cold one, and havin' another.

WHAT

Austin: And then another.

WHAT

Austin: And another!

WHAT

Austin: Then maybe open up a can of whoop ass on some sorry bastard if I feel like it.

Huge pop

Austin: Coz Stone Cold is back and he's not going away. And this is a message to Brock Lesnar {big pop}, you best cherish that WWE Championship you're currently holding, coz I'm comin' for it ya big vanilla gorilla, and THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE, COZ STONE COLD SAID SO!

The crowd erupts but the mood quickly changes as

*MEDAL*

Fills the sounds to HUGE heat as none other than Kurt Angle steps out on stage, mic in hand, looking at Austin, clearly not impressed with what he just heard


Angle: Steve did I...

Angle is cut off as a huge "You Suck" chant starts up

Angle: As I was saying, did I hear you correctly? Did you just say you're going after the WWE Championship?

Angle scoffs at the thought, clearly insulted by it

Angle: Isn't there some sort of conditioning limit, that you have to be able bodied to challenge for the title?

Heat as Austin smirks, amused by Angle's routine

Angle: And I don't think you fit the criteria, what, with being a broken down cripple and all.

Mega heat for that

Angle: Unlike myself, who is in tip top physical condition, and the best wrestler in this damn company.

Austin: Well if that's so, why aren't you challenging for the title, ya stupid bastard?

Crowd erupts for that as Angle glares at Austin

Angle: Because, Steve, our General Manager is corrupt, and has a vendetta against me. Stephanie McMahon continues to distance me from the WWE Championship, because she knows if I did get another shot at it, I would take it from Brock Lesnar, and would never lose it again. She's worried that I would beat any competition put in my way, because I'm just that damn good!

"Bullshit" chant starts

Angle: Oh it's true, IT'S DAMN TRUE!

Crowd continues the chant as Austin continues to find Angle amusing

Austin: Well hell son, ya wanna come out here, flappin' ya gums about Stone Cold being over the hill and broken down, talk ya trash, tell ya little stories about being under appreciated. I gotta say, Stone Cold's not impressed with ya little charade.

Pop

Austin: Look at ya. Ya wanna cut ya hair like Stone Cold.

WHAT

Austin: Talk the talk like Stone Cold.

WHAT

Austin: I'm surprised ya haven't dressed like Stone Cold, ya silly son of a bitch!

Crowd erupts

Austin: So I'm thinkin', if ya think Stone Cold's broken down and useless, maybe ya outta bring ya ass to this ring and we'll find out if ya can back ya words up!

Crowd pops

Angle: I think you're forgetting something Steve. I'm the man who put Hulk Hogan on the shelf!

Huge heat for that

Angle: And let's face it, you're almost as decrepit as he is. I would embarrass you Austin!

More heat

Austin: Well then, why don't ya quit stallin' and bring yourself down here and find out?

Angle thinks it about for a moment and then begins to make his way down to the ring as the crowd comes alive, anticipating the collision when

*ALL GROWN UP*

The music of the General Manager gets everyone's attentions as Stephanie McMahon walks out on stage


Stephanie: Kurt! Steve! Guys, this isn't happening tonight!

Heat as Steph holds her hand up to the fans, apologizing

Stephanie: However, I've decided that you two need to sort some things out, so this Sunday at Judgment Day, it's gonna be Stone Cold Steve Austin...

Huge pop

Stephanie: Versus Kurt Angle!

Some pops, but scattered jeers aswell as the fans wanted to see the two fight tonight. Steph's music hits and she heads to the back as Angle stands on the ramp, telling Austin "you're mine" as Stone Cold smirks back at Angle

Cole: What a huge match that's been added to Judgment Day Tazz! Steve Austin makes his pay per view return in the ring, against Kurt Angle!

Tazz: That's gonna be off the charts Cole, huge match made, adding to an already huge show!

Cole: Well folks we've still got the big main event to come {Taker/Show match card appears on screen} as The Undertaker goes one on one with the five hundred pound Big Show, be sure to stick around!

-Commercials-

We are in the presence of Kurt Angle now. Angle is standing outside a door labelled "Stephanie McMahon", clearly her office. Angle takes a deep breath and runs his fingers along his bald cranium before exhaling slowly and knocking on the door

Stephanie: Come in.

The door swings open and Kurt walks in, as Stephanie sighs and rolls her eyes

Stephanie: What do you want Kurt?

Angle seems taken aback by that, for some reason

Angle: Stephanie, please. I come with a peace offering.

Stephanie is now the one to be taken aback, not quite believing what Angle just said

Stephanie: {Confused} What?

Angle: I know my actions of late may have been a little over the top.

Stephanie: A little? I'd say they've been far more than a little, Kurt.

Angle: Ok then, sure.

Stephanie: Sure? You tried to get me fired. You injured Hulk Hogan's hip last week, and now he's out of action. You and your buddies Team Angle have been causing chaos on my show because you didn't get your title shot.

Angle holds his hands up, admitting to it all

Angle: I know Stephanie, I know. And for all that...{sigh} I'm...sorry.

Stephanie looks at Angle quizzically, not quite buying this

Stephanie: You're not going to try and suck up to me now are you Kurt, in the hope I may give you another title shot?

Angle pretends to be insulted by that question

Angle: Who me? Of course not. I haven't even thought of the WWE Championship today.

Stephanie: Good, because I'm not giving you a title shot, no matter what you say.

Angle's face drops, and the charade is over

Angle: Fine. That's it. I tried to be nice, I tried to be civil here, but you've left me with no choice. That WWE Championship is EVERYTHING to me. It's the only thing in my life that matters anymore. And if you continue to keep holding me back from getting it, I'll destroy this show. You know I put Hogan on the shelf. I'll put Austin on the shelf. Then The Undertaker. Then Brock Lesnar. And then you'll have no choice, you'll need someone to carry this show, and I'll be all that's left. I tried to approach you peacefully, build a bridge between us, but you just burned it down, and mark my words, I won't stop until that WWE Championship is mine again! Oh it's true, IT'S DAMN TRUE!

Angle storms off as Steph takes a deep breath and composes herself as we cut back to ringside

*MANIAC ATTACK*

Hits and out comes Mike Awesome to heat from the fans. Awesome gets into the ring and begins to pace back and forth, ready for this match

*WHATEVER*

The United States Champion, Chris Benoit, makes his out to a big pop. Benoit raises the US title up as he heads to the ring, staring a hole through Awesome after the ECW alumnus cost Benoit & Rhyno their match last week


[b]Match 4
Singles Match; Non Title
Chris Benoit vs Mike Awesome

After a nice exchange of chain wrestling early on which sees Benoit pull a Tiger Suplex out of the bag, and cover for a 1...2..kickout, Awesome turns the tables as Benoit attempts a SUICIDE DIVE!~...BUT AWESOME AVOIDS IT AND BENOIT CRASHES INTO THE BARRICADE! From here, Awesome works on Benoit's left shoulder, which copped the brunt of the impact, and hits a big Shoulder Breaker before covering 1...2.kickout. Awesome takes Benoit to the top rope and tries to hit a Superplex, but Benoit fights out of it, head butting away at Awesome, and then slamming his head into the top buckle, as Awesome falls off to the mat below, and Benoit makes the cut throat taunt, before leaping off with the DIVING HEADBUTT...BUT AGAIN AWESOME MOVES! Benoit crashes down again and Awesome covers 1...2...Benoit gets a shoulder up. Awesome starts to get frustrated as he beats on Benoit in the corner before Nick Patrick breaks them up, much to the annoyance of Mike Awesome who begins arguing with Patrick, before turning back to Benoit and copping a knife edge chop. Benoit lights Awesome up with successive chops to the chest, then tries to shoot him to the ropes, but Awesome reverses it, and Benoit rebounds off the ropes, but ducks Awesome's Big Boot attempt, hits the opposite side and takes Awesome down with a short hand clothesline! Benoit places a boot to Awesome's gut as The Career Killer gets to his feet, then hits a Snap Suplex and floats over into a cover 1...2..kickout. Benoit brings Awesome up, but Awesome hits a right hand to Benoit's shoulder, causing the Rabid Wolverine to clutch at it and back away. Awesome scoops Benoit up onto his shoulders, but Benoit slips out the back and takes Awesome down with a German Suplex! Benoit keeps the waist lock on, despite his shoulder hurting him as Awesome gets back to his feet, Benoit takes Awesome down with a second...BUT AWESOME'S HAND KNOCKS NICK PATRICK IN THE FACE! The ref tumbles out of the ring to the floor and Benoit goes for a third German, but Awesome lifts his leg and kicks Benoit in the nuts! With Nick Patrick on the outside still hurting, Awesome brings Benoit up and loads him up going for the AWESOME BOMB...WHEN HE GETS BROKEN IN HALF BY RHYNO WITH A GORE! The crowd erupts as Rhyno gets some payback on Awesome from last week and then rolls out of the ring and helps Nick Patrick back into the ring. Benoit winces and sees Awesome down, turns him over and applies the CROSSFACE! It doesn't take long for Awesome to tap, already battered from the Gore! Benoit wins!
Winner @ 7:42 - Chris Benoit
Benoit gets the win and exits the ring, holding his shoulder as Rhyno helps his buddy out until Benoit's able to walk without his help. Inside the ring, Mike Awesome, still down on his front, looks up and sees Rhyno, fuming at the Man Beast who smirks back at Awesome, getting payback from last week's chair shot from Awesome


-Commercials-

Cole: Welcome back to SmackDown! everybody, and during the break, we were informed by Stephanie McMahon, due to what's happened between Rhyno and Mike Awesome the past two weeks, that they will have a proper chance to get at each other, as they will meet at Judgment Day in an ECW Rules match!

Tazz: Well I personally can't wait Cole, two of ECW's newer stars before the company went under, are gonna go at it and things could get dangerous with the hatred Awesome seems to have for Rhyno.

Cole: The unexplained hatred aswell Tazz, he never really cleared up why he hated Rhyno last week, and he's not hinted at anything since. I wonder when, and if we'll ever find out why?

Back to ringside

*TURN IT UP*

The crowd gives a nice pop as Grandmaster Sexay dances out on stage, like an idiot as usual, and then Rikishi follows him out. Grandmaster plays to the crowd, getting them going as Big Kish gets into the ring, Sexay joins him, sliding in and clapping above his head, getting the crowd involved

*NO SLEEP TILL BROOKLYN*

Out comes Chuck Palumbo & Johnny Stamboli to decent heat, accompanied by their leader and schemer, Nunzio. The FBI slide into the ring and begin trash talking to 2Cool


Match 5
Tag Team Match
2Cool vs The FBI w/Nunzio

Rikishi bosses the match before Grandmaster Sexay gets tagged in, and after taking it to Palumbo, gets put down with a Powerslam, as the FBI take over. Palumbo and Stamboli tag in and out, working on Sexay and keeping him away from Rikishi in the corner, but Sexay is able to counter a double team from the FBI and plant both men with a Double DDT! Sexay hot tags in Rikishi who scores with multiple knock downs on both men, then hits a Superkick to Stamboli, sending him out through the middle rope out to the floor. Kish scoops Palumbo up, going for the FIRE THUNDER DRIVER...but Nunzio gets on the apron and pulls Palumbo off his shoulder! Rikishi turns around and cops a Jungle Kick right on the jaw, and Palumbo then shows off his power, loading the 375 pounder up and planting him with the ITALIAN DROP! Cover 1...2...3!
Winners @ 4:38 - The FBI w/Nunzio
Palumbo exits the ring as he's joined by Stamboli and Nunzio, as Grandmaster attends to Rikishi in the ring, with the FBI stealing a victory here tonight with the numbers game


Cole: Once again, the numbers of the FBI give them the advantage!

Tazz: Credit to them Cole, they get results when it matters, and after being pinned by the APA last week, they needed this.

Cole: It's too bad that 2Cool didn't get a fair contest tonight because Rikishi was on fire!

We cut backstage and are catching up with the APA/Team Angle poker game. The APA appear to be slightly intoxicated with a huge amount of empty cans of beer strewn all over the table and floor, and their stockpile is looking extremely healthy, whilst Benji & Haas are almost out of money again, looking incredibly edgy as Torrie deals the cards now, seemingly taken over the dealer position

Bradshaw: You guys are almost bust, again!

The APA laugh as Faarooq takes a puff from his cigar, neither of Team Angle saying a word. Torrie finishes dealing and Team Angle inspect their hand, then Benji takes the cards and kicks Haas. On cue Haas jumps up

Haas: Alright I'm sick of this! Beating us at poker won't mean a damn thing come Sunday!

Haas goes around and gets nose to nose with Faarooq, who stands up and holds his ground, as Bradshaw & Torrie hop up and calm things down, we see Shelton pull out the spare deck he had in his pocket and swap some of the cards around! He then places his hand down like nothing happened and "calms" Haas down

Benjamin: Hey man, come on. We can still take these guys. Alright?

Haas holds his hands up, easing away from The APA

Haas: Yeah, you're right.

Faarooq: Good. Sit down.

Team Angle return to their side of the table as The APA sit back down. Bradshaw & Faarooq look over their hand and seem confident enough

Bradshaw: How much you boys got left?

Benji & Haas quickly count up their remaining dough

Haas: Two hundred.

The APA share another laugh as Team Angle look at each other and grin

Bradshaw: We're glad you find that so amusing, there's two hundred.

Benjamin: Well, I guess we're all in then. Tell you what though, if you guys are so confident, how about you go all in too huh?

Bradshaw whispers something in Faarooq's ear and they seem to agree

Bradshaw: Sure.

Faarooq: Why not?

The APA move their pile of cash, likely into the thousands at this point, to go all in as Benji & Haas smirk at each other again

Faarooq: Well, what you boys got?

Benjamin slams a hand down on the table

Benjamin: ROYAL FLUSH! Thank you very much!

Team Angle indeed have the Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 of Hearts, thanks to their little switcheroo scam, and rake over the pot of dough, laughing as Bradshaw & Faarooq frown, then turn to each other, looking pissed off

Bradshaw: Royal flush huh?

Haas: What are you, blind? Look at the cards chump.

Benjamin: Hey, what you guys get anyway?

Bradshaw puts their hand on the table

Bradshaw: Four Aces.

Team Angle's laugh disappears and their faces instantly drop as The APA stand up

Faarooq: Which can only mean one thing, we got us a couple of cheats!

Haas: Oh shi-

With that said, BRADSHAW & FAAROOQ JUMP AT BENJAMIN & HAAS AND THE BRAWL IS ON! The crowd erupts in the background as Torrie screams and backs off, clear of danger, running through the doorway and shutting it behind her, despite the camera showing that the door is just a prop and their isn't actually any wall alongside it, which gets a few laughs as Bradshaw delivers a FALLAWAY SLAM ON BENJAMIN, SENDING HIM THROUGH THE DRYWALL! Meanwhile, Haas is hammering down on Faarooq, but Faarooq powers up and SPINEBUSTERS HAAS THROUGH THE POKER TABLE! The APA pick up their winnings off the floor, leaving the tag champs battered and bruised ahead of their clash on Sunday at Judgment Day

Cole: All hell just broke loose back there Tazz!

Tazz: It sure did Cole and Team Angle got busted! And once you tick the APA off, you're in trouble.

Cole: Well Bradshaw & Faarooq have cleaned the tag champs out in more ways than one heading into the Tag Team Championship match at Judgment Day!

-Commercials-

Back to ringside as Cole & Tazz give us the Judgment Day rundown for Sunday as the Pay Per View's theme song, Saliva's "Raise Up" blares through the speakers

Cole: Welcome back everyone, of course we are just moments away from the number one contender for the WWE Championship, The Undertaker, go one on one with The Big Show. But this Sunday, The Undertaker will be going one on one with Brock Lesnar, and Tazz, this is a feud that's got some history.

Tazz: It sure does Cole and with what's happened between the two lately, adding to what happened last year, things are almost at boiling point.

Cole: Speaking of boiling point, Kurt Angle seems to have cooled off a bit from his, but then came out and interrupted Stone Cold earlier, and now Stephanie McMahon has made Austin vs Angle for Sunday!

Tazz: I can't wait for this one Cole, it's come a little out of the blue, but two of the best in the business going at it, should be a rocketbuster.

Cole: And then let's not forget the United States Championship will be on the line as Chris Benoit defends against friend and familiar foe, Eddie Guerrero.

Tazz: Benoit won the US Title on SmackDown! two weeks ago when he beat Eddie, and Guerrero feels he was unlucky, wanted a rematch and he's got it, along with the chance to back up what he said.

Cole: And then Kurt Angle's team mates, The World's Greatest Tag Team will defend their WWE Tag Team Championships against The APA.

Tazz: Right now they're currently facing off in a poker game backstage, but come Sunday, it's not gonna be about how good you are with a deck of cards and how much beer you can drink, but all about the tag team gold.

Cole: We also learned earlier tonight that Rey Mysterio and John Cena will have a rubber match this Sunday after Rey won their match tonight, John Cena attacked Rey, leading to Stephanie McMahon making one more match to see who's the better man.

Tazz: I'm feeling John Cena as of late Cole, he's progressing well, but you can never count out Rey Mysterio.

Cole: Also tonight Rhyno gained some revenge on Mike Awesome when he Gored him to cancel out the chair shot he received from Awesome last week. Mike Awesome told us all he hates Rhyno, but never really explained why.

Tazz: And now it's ECW Rules to settle the score Cole, and who knows, maybe we will find out why Awesome hates Rhyno, maybe we won't. All I know is that match is gonna be brutal.

Cole: Last but not least, the Cruiserweight Championship will be defend in a Fatal 4 Way match as Matt Hardy will take on Chavo Guerrero, Billy Kidman and Tajiri in an attempt to keep his title.

Tazz: Hardy's had a good run Cole, and pulled off some big wins on the way, but I don't know if the Sensei Of Mattitude can get out of this one with the belt...

As Cole & Tazz finish their rundown

*WELLLLLLL, WELL IT'S A BIG SHOW*
*PYRO*
*BIG*


The Big Show makes his way out to heat from the fans. Show looks in a foul mood tonight, ready to bounce back after a fairly poor few months by the big man's standards. Show throws up his massive hand in the ring as the pyro falls behind him


*DEADMAN WALKIN'*
*ROLLIN'*


The crowd explodes as The Undertaker rides down to the ring on his Harley Davidson, getting a massive pop from the sell out crowd. Taker circles around the ring before parking the bike at the foot of the ramp, then gets into the ring and raises his arms into the air to all four sides of the arena, but each time he does, he's holding his ribs, which have been partially taped around his left side


*HERE COMES THE PAIN*

Out of surprise more than anything, Brock Lesnar's music hits to a huge pop as the WWE Champion heads to the ring, and joins Cole & Tazz on commentary, with The Undertaker staring right at The Next Big Thing, wondering why Lesnar would bother coming out here

Cole: Well it seems we are gonna be joined by the WWE Champion for guest commentary!

Tazz: Welcome champ!

Cole: Yes welcome Brock, but why are you out here?

Lesnar: {Grinning} Oh, just scouting my opponent like any good champion would do Michael, that's all.

Match 6
Main Event
Singles Match
The Undertaker vs The Big Show

It's far from pretty as the two big guys slug it out, with Taker rocking Show with his trademark soup bones in the early going and using his mobility to his advantage as he scores with a Flying Lariat, taking Big Show off his feet. Taker covers 1...SHOW POWERS OUT. Taker gets Show back up and attempts to whip him to the ropes but it's reversed and Show sends Taker instead. Undertaker rebounds back and Show lowers his head too early as Taker scores with the Running DDT! Instead of going for another cover, Undertaker drags Show so his head is hanging over the ring apron, then exits the ring onto the apron also, runs along and drops a Leg Drop across the back of Show's head and neck area! Undertaker gets back into the ring and covers Show again 1...2.kickout. Undertaker tries to go for the TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER...but Show is way too heavy and Taker grabs onto his side and back in pain, as Show grabs him and puts him down with the Hog Drop! Big Show covers lackadaisically 1...2.kickout. Show throws Taker into the corner and delivers an Open Handed Slap to the chest, then grabs Taker by the throat and throws him across the ring! Show dominates Taker, working on his taped up ribs and showing that pent up frustration as he plants Taker with a Front Slam then drops a huge Leg Drop. Cover 1...2..kickout. Big Show applies a Shoulder Claw to Taker, using his huge hand to apply pressure to Big Evil. After looking like fading away, Taker gets a second wind as the fans cheer him on and he battles back to his feet and begins throwing those big soup bones of his again, rocking Big Show back. Taker then rebounds off the ropes RIGHT INTO A SIDEKICK TO THE RIBS FROM BIG SHOW! Show drops an elbow to Taker and covers 1...2..kickout. The Big Show pulls his strap down and motions for the end of the match to heat from the fans, bringing The Undertaker up and goozling him going for the SHOWSTOPPER...BUT TAKER SLIPS OUT THE SIDE AND TAKES SHOW DOWN WITH AN ARM BAR! The crowd pops as Taker applies a Fujiwara Armbar to Show. Big Show easily reaches out and grabs the rope to break the hold however. Undertaker takes a moment to catch his breath after taking some punishment. Taker motions it's time for the end and gets Show in position for the LAST RIDE...but Show is too heavy and easily elevates Taker over his shoulder with a Back Body Drop. Show then swings a right which Taker ducks, and then goozles The Big Show AND MANAGES TO CHOKESLAM HIM! The crowd pops as Taker hooks the legs, clearly in alot of pain 1...2...3!
Winner @ 10:37 - The Undertaker
The crowd erupts as Taker overcomes The Big Show in a hard hitting and unpretty affair. Taker has his hand raised by Charles Robinson


Cole: The Undertaker wins, what a big victory!

Tazz: No doubt Cole, The Big Show looked strong, but The Undertaker was a level above at the end there.

Cole: Now look at this stare down Tazz!

Brock Lesnar removes his headset and stands up behind the makeshift table Cole & Tazz have set up in place of their destroyed one earlier. Taker, still hurting from the F5 and then the match with Show, winces in pain as he leans over the ropes, motioning to Lesnar he's taking the belt, as Brock slowly raises his title up to Taker, patting it and shaking his head at the notion of Undertaker holding the hold

Fade to black

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WWE Judgment Day Card
5/18/03
Charlotte Coliseum
Charlotte; North Carolina

Theme Music: "Saliva - Raise Up"

WWE Championship Match
The Undertaker vs Brock Lesnar (c)

Singles Match
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin vs Kurt Angle

United States Championship Match
Eddie Guerrero vs Chris Benoit (c)

WWE Tag Team Championships Match
The APA vs The World's Greatest Tag Team (c)

Grudge Match
Rey Mysterio vs John Cena

ECW Rules Match
Rhyno vs Mike Awesome

WWE Cruiserweight Championship; Fatal 4 Way Match
Chavo Guerrero vs Billy Kidman vs Tajiri vs Matt Hardy (c)


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Alright just wanna point out DO NOT START PREDICS JUST YET. Would like for some feedback on the shows first, I will post the card for Judgment Day up in 5-7 days depending on the amount of response for the shows, with the bonus questions and all that extra jazz. As always, all feedback will be returned, so relax if I don't get to you straight away, because I will when possible.
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The Hogan news seems somewhat worrisome, but I’m sure it’s all in storyline. Angle gets major cool points for dunking the old man.

I’m not the best go-to guy for 2003 personalities (I think I’ve explained that I have an amnesia of like that entire year), but even so, I wanted to take Steiner and slap him on some crackers and serve him with wine he was so cheezy. Again, with that said, I’m sure that’s what you were aiming for, so I’m not sure about the personality thing. I remember Rock/Steiner from the PPV, so glad to see this thing keep on moving. I would also think the No DQ stip would simply work in favor of Rocky with those two gargantuan Samoans he’s got backing him now. Unless Steiner has his own help…

Wow. Instead of Goldberg, we get X-Pac. To me, that’s not a bad thing at all, especially when it’s a great mind came played by the Bookerman. Although I can’t say I‘ve ever heard X-Pac get pops before in my life. As for the match, well written, although it felt like a big paragraph. No surprise that Pac gets a majority of the offense, but great way to put him over potentially as a face (or they just hate Triple H THAT much). No surprise Trips gets his title match, although this time I can see a gimmick being thrown in. Anything but Sledgehammer on a Pole please.

I know realistically, the easiest way to get a man riled up and on the offensive is get at his woman. I’ve always hated that. Onto the match itself, it wasn’t really the point, just an excuse to have Test unintentionally hit Stacy. This surely added a good bit of depth to this budding feud, and I’m sure Test will get a shot at that IC title somehow…or just Christian. Kinda torn on that one.

Glad to see RVD and Kane are on good terms, regardless of their match outcome…for now…

Trish. She’s gonna come.

Trish with the pin on Jazz was foreseeable, seeing as how the Dudlyez, Mack, and Brown were pretty irrelevant. Love psycho Victoria; love the HELL out of psycho Victoria. She impregnates me. With my fixations aside, a Victoria/Stratus match sounds like a lot of fun in the near future, although I’m not sure how fun women’s matches are for you.

I wonder how long Jericho really talked here. Came after a commercial and went into another one…very interesting. Length aside, Jericho was pretty much in character, that I know. Spot on. He’s still fixated on HBK, but who hasn’t (amirite ). Please if nothing else, let Jericho beat the holy hell out of Nash and take him out for a long long time. Let it be a ‘fuck you’ to WCW for holding Jericho back all those years. Excellent work by Jericho, and I guess you too, Rene.

I’m assuming we’re at the 10:00 mark, as this seems main event worthy. Loved the intrigue despite the lack mystery in Booker’s opponent, but no surprise it’s Batista, really. Great little back and forth action between Booker and Batista, making both men look strong…though of course Evolution rears their ugly little numbers game head. Excellent little twist in Goldberg showing up and cleaning house, yet Evolution still picking up the win. A gimmick match is no surprise, although I Quit sounds brutal; not sure how that’s gonna go down.

Raw Roulette is a mark out. I miss when the brands battling meant something.

…and there’s still no #1 Contender? Jeez. There you go again with that goozle. Obvious build for the tag division, although I was pulling hard for RVD. Kane at this point in time was still very credible, so he would’ve been fun, but Regal and Storm say otherwise, I suppose.

Very nice job making Steiner readable. Just reading a Steiner match make me go to sleep, really, but I stayed awake here, and surprised that the 3MW didn’t show up yet again. Very good back and forth action for the main event here, as I can see now possibly this could be the end of the feud, yet at the same time, I could see this is as just another chapter in their feud. Nice job with that, and great job with building a bit of suspense leading into the Roulette next week.


FINAL THOUGHTS: STRAIGHTFORWARD, YET EXCELLENT. I always seem to follow the same mindset you’re kind of following here in that when one brand’s PPV is closer, the obvious focus is on them to build the PPV more. On the other show, it’s just a good point to make their shows better so that their PPV climax build gets better. Not taking anything away from this RAW, but it did seem very straightforward to me, but that’s not a bad thing at all, I don’t think. Everything did its job, really looking forward to how Booker/Trips plays out, and definitely the IC title picture too, although Steiner can just GTFO. Roulette should be fun, yes?
OVERALL: 7.5/10. Now on to Smackdown…



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619s Feedback for Renegades Friday Night Smackdown!


I did read that little chunk of your last posts, with the single-branded PPVs, excellent move. I’ve been searching and poking around, looking for good acts of Lesnar on the mike, but not many results pop up, so I can’t tag you on character again, but this Brock seemed very respectful and definitely will be playing the defacto heel(ish) character in this ensuing Taker/Lesnar feud. You love the tables and breaking them, don’t you? This is the third straight week of shows where someone’s gone through the announcer’s slab, although this time it’s much more epic. Great job on Lesnar’s part by evening the score.

Nice to see a little bit of Mysterio elevation here, although at the expense of Cena is a slight downer. I’m no super Cena mark, but I guess some things have to be done. Not much else to say other than a slightly quick match, with Cena’s showmanship getting the best of him by getting jealous Mysterio upstaged him being a nice touch.

Eh. Match rubs me the wrong way. Not just one, but two deceased wrestlers. Good that it’s quick and Kanyon just lays down for Eddie…I bet he liked it too…

I heart Funaki. I almost wanted him to get eaten by Big Show here, but alas, Show actually cuts an awesome promo here. Makes me thing he actually has a shot at the Deadman.

Lovin’ these APA/WGTT segments btw.

Cruiserweight action seemed really jumbled, although I can’t ever really remember enjoying that Hardy heel turn. I hear it was very entertaining, much more-so than his recent attempt. No real surprise the Mattitude (and his MF’ers) got away with the win, though I hope you do something to organize the actual division so that it’s not a jumble of pretty meaningless matches on every PPV. Also, Green Mist = mark out moment. That is all.

Hehe f’n brilliant promo from the Rattlesnake and Angle here. These two always had stunning chemistry, and this was no different. Austin was in pretty perfect character, which doesn’t surprise me at all. A HUGE match for Judgment Day no doubt, as I can see the winner potentially getting caught up in the ‘Taker/Lesnar feud if it isn’t resolved by the PPV. The subsequent Angle meltdown just solidified this, although it makes me want to pay attention to Angle more if he loses Sunday. I’m a sucker for psychos. I’d dig a psycho Angle if he doesn’t get close to gold for a while.

Eh. Another match with two deceased wrestlers. Again, a tad uncomfortable read for me, but I sucked it up and made of it what I could. We have another interference I see (although that could be my mind just remembering RAW), although unlike RAW’s, it was for the champion. Benoit/Guerrero should deliver tenfold on the PPV, and Rhyno/Awesome sounds like a great addition for the hardcore fans all at the same time. Great here in that it solidified two opposite ended spectrum contests on an already promising PPV; well done on that. I’m a stickler for small shit, so props for that.

Rikishi singles run, plz. Just not heel turn. Somewhat of filler here, although good exhibition with the tag division I suppose. Never seen the appeal in Palumbo, Nunzio, or Stamboli, but I’m curious to see if you’re gonna actually do something with them.

You did what you could with the main event. I’m not in favor of writing matches with Big Show, especially not with another big man, even if that other big guy is the Undertaker. Excellent slugfest here, though it’s most notable for ‘Taker selling the potential broken ribs he got earlier. I almost forgot Lesnar was on commentary, but I can see how that’s a good thing, seeing as how he won’t get the heel vibe. Surprised that the match ended as quickly as it did really; a quick Chokeslam spells one and done for Show was a lot less than what I thought it was gonna take. But I guess when your ribs might be misplaced, beggars can’t be choosers with their finishes.


FINAL THOUGHTS: TAKE HOME SHOW TOOK IT HOME. Isn’t that what they call it? Take-Home show? Idk. I feel out of touch with me wrestling lingo, but alas, this show too did its job to a much higher magnitude being oh-so-close to the PPV. Props on getting every storyline heading into JD some airtime. Said card looks promising, btw, even though more than half the card was added during the broadcast of the final show. Everything looks intact for another solid PPV, and I’m sure you won’t disappoint.
OVERALL: 8/10. Slightly better than RAW.

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Before I start with the actual feedback, Hogan pissing off is exactly what I was calling for, so no complaints from me. I would have marked if it was a broken hip though, tbh.

Opening the show with The Rock is an immediate success, not only because he owns, but because he’s obviously going to be ticked off with Steiner smashing the guitar over his head last week. As the promos in recap, there’s not really that much to say, The Rock seemed pretty in character in calling out Steiner. The freedom you give Steiner on the mic is one of the reasons he’s terrific in this thread, just allowing him to run his mouth and call Rocky a bitch yet again is awesome. A typical, cheap heel move by The Rock by leaving the ring, but it was to be expected. The ending of this promo came off nicely, with The Rock using 3 Minute Warning obviously through Eric Bischoff, who creams over The Rock at this stage. A nice way for Rocky to soften up Steiner, and the No DQ main event sounds awesome for later tonight. This was definitely a very strong way to start the show.

A pretty good segment in Evolution’s locker room. Of course Flair is doing his usual pep talk thing, and Hunter tried to act as if everything is alright. The fake smile and that was good, selling Triple H’s fear for Goldberg, although I’ve got a feeling Booker will be choosing somebody else. I could be wrong, but I feel like Triple H/Goldberg can do a little better then just an episode of Raw. In my opinion, the match has Summerslam all over it. Anyway, a good job of selling Hunter’s fear of The Berg.

I knew you were swerving us, although I definitely didn’t expect X Pac to be Triple H’s opponent. With that being said, I think it’s pretty clever, as Booker chose somebody unexpected to try and get Trips off of his game. I think you used the whole pick your poison situation perfectly here. The match itself was pretty good to, although at X Pac actually getting cheered. I was surprised to see X Pac look so dominant early on, although I guess it had to come. I take it this is just a one off appearance, or at least I hope it only is? In the end, Hunter just had to win, although I must say I’m a little surprised to see X Pac last ten minutes with ‘The Game’. Anyway, a damn good opening contest, giving me a nice feeling of nostalgia, good work. I’m intrigued to see what you do with Booker/Hunter from here to, I don’t really know how much more you can do at this stage, except maybe throw somebody else, like a Goldberg in the mix.

A decent enough Test interview, you’d expect him to be fired up after what went down last week.

Yet another win for Christian over Test, making Christian look way to good for Test, yet Test still doesn’t look all that bad due to the circumstances. What this does though, is it sets up Stacy to begin to hate Test, which is what I predicted in my last review. So, despite Test not getting the show, all signs point to Christian being smitten with Stacy, so I expect this feud to continue somehow. Smart booking anyway, imo.

RVD and Kane facing off tonight is definitely going to be an interesting one. This segment was alright, showing that they are still friends and what not, whilst also hyping the match. I’m really interested to see if anything comes of this after the match is over.

Trish Stratus interview was alright, nothing overly great, but nothing wrong with it either. She’s awesome as champion, and knowing you, she’s going to be champ for awhile.

Before I even get to this match, Thuggin and Buggin own. Ahh, the old mixed tag team matches, it’s definitely been awhile since I’ve read one of these, but you’re an attitude era booker, and that’s why I love you. The match was pretty good; although I was disappointed we didn’t get the whole male against female spot. Some mixed tag matches were allowed to do that, and even though it was always rather stupid, I used to always mark for it. I guess Mack pulled Trish off of the cover, but I would have liked a little more. That’s not to say you did anything wrong though, that’s more of a personal preference thing. Trish getting the win over Jazz keeps your champion looking good, and the attack from Victoria afterward was brilliant. Bad ass Vickie owns, and is probably the only diva I can see getting near Trish at this stage. Capitalize on the potential of this feud, please.

Chris Jericho promo was pretty much spot on. I love how you’re stalling Michaels/Jericho, whilst also having Nash involved. Right now Jericho is in top of the world, and I thought you wrote the promo to suit that pretty well. The cheap heat was pretty nice, getting the crowd on his bad side, and the whole he’s going to end Shawn’s career is pretty stock standard. I loved how you captured his arrogance in regard to Nash’s fading career, definitely good stuff, and you’ve given Jericho something interesting to tie him over until Michaels comes back. Yet it still kind of fits in with his feud with Michaels, good stuff, and good promo.

Whilst it makes sense, I can’t help but feel a little disappointed in the fact that a member of Evolution is Booker’s opponent. I definitely thought another surprise would have been awesome, or even if Triple H made Booker face Goldberg. Anyway, clever by Evolution, getting Batista the upper hand to begin the match. Before the interference began, you actually had Batista go at it pretty well with the World Champion, which for me, is just a huge rub for Batista. With that being said, with all the interference from Evolution the champion still looks pretty good. The appearance from The Berg was nice, and somewhat to be expected, evening the odds. Triple H sneaking in is great, typical Evolution, and Batista picks up a huge victory. A bit weird for Flair and Orton being at the ramp and The Berg being in the ring, if he was chasing them I feel he’d be closer. He’s character isn’t exactly the type to back away when he doesn’t have the numbers advantage either, so I thought that was a little off. The ‘I Quit’ stipulation definitely wasn’t expected, but it should be an awesome contest.

Eric Bischoff basically putting himself over Stephanie McMahon, as well as putting over Raw Roulette next week was good. Womens Championship match, World Heavyweight Title match, and Goldberg against Evolution. It is looking like an awesome show, and since JD is before it, that means Raw Roulette will be in full, right? It better be.

Kane and RVD was a match I was looking forward to, although after what Bischoff said to Christian last week, if nothing fishy went down it would have just seemed weird. Anyway, Storm and Regal interrupting the match was good, continuing their feud, and I guess with nobody able to face Christian it allows his things with Test to continue. More solid booking from you.

Steiner’s interview was pretty good, continuing his I don’t give a fuck attitude. The whole Captain Obvious thing was lame as hell though, no more of that.

RVD and Kane speaking to Bischoff about the IC Title was to be expected. Easy E reeks of awesome, and the tag titles being on the line next week just makes that episode of Raw even bigger. However, I didn’t like how Bischoff just asked them to leave and they left. They were pretty much set up by Bischoff; they should show some balls and be angry, especially somebody like Kane. I like the match announcement for next week, but I thought you made these guys look like bitches here, and that’s not a good thing.

I’ve been excited for this main event since it was announced, definitely the best thing on the show. The match itself was pretty damn good, I only had one real issue and it happened right at the beginning. Steiner is a brawler, this is a no DQ match, and he went for a Sleeper hold really early in the match? It just seems rather pointless, and not something Steiner would do. Steiner’s domination early was good, but I couldn’t help but mark the fuck out when The Rock began mocking Steiner, first with the bicep, then with the pushups. Awesome stuff. You also had Rocky flirt with Garcia, and spit the water in Steiner’s face, you worked so many trademarks into this match, it just reminded me of the good old days. From here, the match got a whole lot more brutal, which I was waiting for. The ending was nice to, with Steiner nailing the Flatliner on the chair. Definitely a good win for Steiner, and an epic way to end the show. Just because it’s 1-1 I’m guessing they are going to have some sort of rubber match, so I’m interested to see how you keep this thing fresh now.

Much like last weeks Raw, another very solid show here. If I’m honest, I probably liked this week’s show more, no idea why, but I just did. You continue to make absolutely everything happen for a reason, which is something that not everybody is able to do. You’ve got me amped up for next weeks epic Raw as well, so terrific work here, mate.

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I don’t mind opening the show with Brock Lesnar, it sure as hell makes sense considering what went down between him and The Undertaker last week. I actually liked the angle you took with Lesnar in this promo, as he did seem extremely confident last week, so it’s good to see you acknowledge this. The promo went along nicely from there, although the whole sympathy thing shocked me a bit, I didn’t expect Lesnar to say something like that. I like it though, because it adds some animosity to the situation, and it makes the feud less about mutual respect, which bores me at times. The Undertaker interrupting was to be expected, and honestly, whilst I thought what he said was something he’d say, I don’t think it would really fit the situation. The whole I’ve seen people come and go with your attitude thing wouldn’t really work, imo, as he said the same stuff to Lesnar last year and then got his ass kicked. Anyway, after that issue, the brawl was nice, with the monitor being sued and what not. It was also good to see Lesnar even up the score with the F5 through the announce table, definitely good stuff. Overall, a solid enough opening.

Another epic rap from Cena, not many people can write these things this good, but you continue to impress. Keep it up, son.

The match between Cena and Mysterio seemed good enough, and this was definitely a good win for Rey, evening the score. Cena’s attack with the chain afterward was nice to, simply adding more fuel to the fire.

A typical APAP playing poker segment, tbh. They used to always win. Nothing to really add, other then that it was fun to read yo.

Cena/Mysterio for JD is another pretty cool match added to the card.

at Kanyon being one of your most over heels. He sucks in general, but I can’t help but find him funny in this thread. Anyway, his little bit on the mic about him being the crowds hero was pretty cool, I like the way you’re booking him, at the moment.

Once again, not really much to say. A good win for Eddie Guerrero over an entertaining Kanyon. Eddie actually has a program for JD so it makes sense that he’d pick up the victory.

I marked out for a Funaki appearance, tbh. Anyway, The Big Show interview was pretty good actually, basically him saying what he’d usually say. It served for some nice hype for the main event tonight.

The poker game continues to go well, good stuff. I like the idea of The APA cleaning out the WGTT, although the whole trying to cheat thing makes me really want to see the next poker segment.

I really enjoyed reading this Cruiserweight tag team match. You built it up pretty nicely, and then everything went haywire at the end which was to be expected. I like the fact that Hardy somehow found another way to win, as that’s the type of champion that he is. The anger from Tajiri after the match was nice too, showing that he and Kidman still aren’t sweet, which I like. The more feud sin your Cruiserweight division the better, it adds depth. Good work here.

A Stone Cold Steve Austin promo? He’s one of the guys you really enjoy writing, so awesome. Austin’s bit was alright, typical Austin, with nothing of real importance being said, yet still being entertaining. Eventually he got to the point though, declaring his intention to win the WWE Championship. As much as I love Austin, I just can’t really see him being the WWE Champion in a 2003 thread, although of course, that’s a mile away. Anyway, I thought the interruption from Angle was good, considering he wants the title as well. Angle was pretty good, comparing Austin to Hogan and what not; definitely think the promo got better once Angle got involved. Stephanie stopping the brawl was to be expected, and a match between them at JD should own. I love the idea of the match up, because these two have an awesome history and are two of the greatest. With that being said, I think just having this one promo and then the match being made is a little lame. Especially a match with two guys of this caliber, so underwhelming build which kind of takes away from the match, but I’m sure once the PPV comes it’ll be awesome.

Back from the break, and I loved the meeting between Steph and Angle, it continues Kurt’s quest for gold. Right now, Angle is probably the best thing on this show, I love the way you’re using him. The sucking up was rather humorous, typical stuff. Then when Steph shot him down, the intensity was excellent, really keeping us hanging on what Angle will do/try to do to Austin at JD.

Benoit/Awesome after last week was definitely a logical match to book, but also a good one to read, as both guy can go in the ring. The match was nice, with both men looking great, and with Rhyno using The Gore to help Benoit get the win, Awesome keeps face. A nice match and a good win for Benoit. I’m interested to see if Benoit and Rhyno keep tagging now, or if Awesome has a crack at Rhyno next.

Awesome/Rhyno for JD in a ECW Rules match sounds good. Whilst this match has also been announced last minute, it’s not a high profile match, and it’s now had two weeks of build anyway.

The FBI with a nice win over 2Cool, but I’m sure this one won’t be over with the cheap win.

The final poker segment of the night was definitely a hit. The cheating backfiring was to be expected, and The APA typical brawl was nice. I marked for the old APA office door as well, fun stuff.

The usual commentary hyping JD was rather nice as well.

The main event was a decent enough match, considering the two big bastards involved. The Undertaker coming out on top was the right move though, and the stare down with Lesnar was nice afterward. Definitely some brilliant last minute hype to JD.

Honestly, this show was a good go home show. It did everything it had to, and kept me entertained throughout. Much like Raw, I had barely anything to complain about as well, which means you clearly know what you’re doing.
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Yeah, yeah, I’m late, no need to get your panties in a bunch.

A bit surprised that you’re starting out with a Rocky promo, although having The Rock on the stick to start a show off is never a bad thing. I liked how you built up how big The Rock Concert II (and subsequently The Rock himself) was and what it does for RAW, making it seem like a really big deal before pointing out that Steiner ruined it. Bringing up what Steiner did to him and talking up their past match at Backlash was good too, before having The Rock call Steiner out. Steiner coming out and making his usual calls was done well too, especially the Vanilla Ice line, which was pretty amusing. Steiner giving a reason for having the night off before was nice too, as it seemed rather random at the time. The Rock going for some cheap heat is fine too, because he usually does that well, while having him call Steiner to the ring, only to chicken out and bring out 3MW to fight for him is a great heel touch, especially with 3MW definitely having a problem with Steiner after he kicked their ass last week. Rocky taking a cheap shot to give 3MW an edge in the brawl was good too before the beatdown. I don’t mind the announcement of these two going at it in tonight’s main event, as, while the feud has been pretty great, there’s probably no need to drag it out. A nice start to the show.

I’m not sure the Evolution promo was necessary, as it would have already been in the minds of the fans that Goldberg is the logical choice as Triple H’s opponent, although building it like this makes it seem far less likely that he actually is.

X-Pac certainly seems like a letdown after it looking like Booker would surely pick The ‘Berg, although I can’t blame you for wanting to hold off on that match. X-Pac makes sense due to his history with Triple H, and I guess having him stick around, if you’re going to, wouldn’t be a bad thing. I certainly have no problem with you giving this match as much time as it had, as you should be trying to make it as exciting as possible with the stipulation involved. Tripper winning was a natural, getting himself the title shot, although the fact that we got a good match here is a nice bonus.

Decent little promo from Test to build up his issues with Christian, along with his match on this show.

A little surprised you had Christian go over Test, as it seemed like a natural move for him to get an Intercontinental Title shot, although having Test hit Stacy, leading to a Test win, is a nice way to maybe hint at Keibler actually leaving Test to go with Christian. I don’t think that would be a bad thing either, as giving Christian one of the hottest babes in the WWE for arm candy wouldn’t hurt his build in any way, plus it can also lead to future storylines.

Good to see you hyping up the RVD/Kane match as being friendly, making it clear that the tag champs are still friends, even if the finish does seem obvious after what Bischoff said last week.

A bit surprised you’d give Stratus some promo time, especially since it seemed rather bland, although I can’t say I mind you giving the divas some time on the mic, and since Stratus is champion, I guess she should do a bit of talking too.

Solid match here, giving The Dudley Boyz something to do for the week, while also allowing them, along with Trish to look good, thanks to the win. Trish probably should be getting the pinfall too as she’s the champion. Obviously the post-match attack is what this is about, and it works fine to continue the Trish/Victoria program along.

It’s always good to see Jericho getting some mic time, and having him speak after what he did to Nash is probably a smart move. The cheat heat from Jericho was a fine way to start, with something you’d expect from Jericho at the time with the comment about the sport teams, before getting onto the actual substance. Addressing the thoughts of the fans and turning it around to have Jericho call himself a genius rather than a coward is a smart move, plus the little comment that followed about Nash being a hospital bed next to Michaels was a good way to not just remind us of how this all started and connect the two rivalries, as they’ve been, but also keep the cheap heat going. The ending with Jericho’s big promise was fine too, hyping his intentions up well. A solid promo to keep this thing going.

A clever little spot with the cheap shot from Batista at the start of this match by having all three Evolution men come out dressed for action. Booker obviously had to look better in this match due to being champ, but I thought the way you handled it was good, the interference leading up to the interference from Goldberg well, before Tripper’s interference led to the Batista win. A well booked way for Booker to lose.

I don’t mind the I Quit Match idea, although I don’t see why Triple H chose it over any other type of match. It’s not like it’s his specialty or anything, is it? It doesn’t seem to fit any better than any other match with the feud either, but whatever.

I forgot that next week is RAW Roulette too, and, honestly, I don’t like that Triple H and Booker have a match with a pre-determined stipulation on the same night as it, as I’d rather you have gone with the roulette idea for them too. Still, you seem to have put together a pretty impressive card there thus far, with two title matches and the Goldberg/Evolution issue continuing.

I really didn’t have much interest in this match due to the interference in it being given away last week, although I don’t mind seeing RVD and Kane continue to feud with Storm and Regal.

@ the start of the Steiner promo. Brilliant. Seemed like your typical good stuff from Steiner to hype up the main event.

The World Tag Team Title match is another solid addition to what looks like a good card for next week.

Like at Backlash, despite having guys who maybe aren’t your natural top notch wrestlers, I thought you did a good job putting a good match together here, which didn’t rely on weapons, but also had the personality of both men shown well. The use of the chair was pretty nice throughout, making for a good nearfall, before the cover counter to the Steiner Recliner and the good use in the finish. A good match here, and I’m happy to see Steiner get the win after losing at Backlash. Nice finish to the show.


Like usual, a solid recap here, Reney. There was nothing that huge, but you continue to progress everything along well all of the way up the card, which is something I’m really happy to see. RAW Roulette looks pretty stacked, so I’m looking forward to a good show there.


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Nice little hyping of the card you’ve got here, which looks pretty solid.

I really like the idea of having Lesnar cut a promo to start the show, as his interaction with ‘Taker has been really good for the past few weeks. Continuing that on by having them start things off on the final show before their match seems like a good idea to keep that going. Lesnar summing up how serious things are by talking up how serious he is after what went down the previous week was a good way to start, while having him acknowledge that he may have been overconfident to begin with and that’s why he got his ass kicked was a nice explanation from Lesnar to make himself look okay coming out of last week and still appear as a face. Lesnar saying he was going to take Undertaker seriously at Judgment Day was a good eay to follow up on that, although Lesnar talking himself up and then talking down on Undertaker’s lack of a great reign as a world champion, saying he doesn’t do sympathy seemed to be a little odd after what we saw earlier, as it came off as very heelish. At the same time, I understand you want heat in this, so I can see why you’re going with this. Lesnar stating his desire to keep the belt was good, as was stating he respects ‘Taker to keep him looking like a face, before the interruption from The Deadman. Lost it due to coding? Use undo to bring it back next time you jobber. Either that, or if you code on the forum, go back and copy and paste it off the word doco. Giant jobber. ‘Taker talking up the lack of respect from Lesnar was a fine response, while Lesnar setting off the brawl by mocking him was pretty nice too. The back and forth nature of the brawl was done well, allowing both men to look good, although the end result was the right one, with Lesnar getting redemption for last week. A good start to the show, even with you being awful and losing part of it.

Cena rap was okay, but I think you’ve had better. Still pretty good for a white boy.

Nice to see this match being given some decent time here. I was surprised to see Mysterio win, as I thought we’d see Cena cheat again, but the post-match assault sets up a match for these two up at Judgment Day just fine, even if it hasn’t had the biggest build. It should be a nice addition to the card.

The Team Angle/APA promos should work fine as a running gimmick throughout the show. The APA obviously should get the edge because, well, they’re The APA.

I love that you’re giving Kanyon more promo time to show off his dickish, over-the-top type persona, although I was a little saddened to see his typical line not there at the end of the promo.

Eddie getting the win here was always going to happen, giving him some momentum before the title match at Judgment Day. Plus, even if Kanyon is losing, he’s still an entertaining act, which is what you’re after.

A simple promo from Big Show, but it worked just fine, shaking off the loss to ‘Taker back at WrestleMania well and giving the big man a real purpose in his match tonight. I can’t see him winning, but it’s still good to see him maybe having a reason to.

Team Angle trying to cheat will no doubt lead to a brawl later, which is what we should be seeing to hype up the Judgment Day match up. Again, a pretty entertaining segment here to fill out the show.

A nice way to build for the four way for the CW Title at Judgment Day. It really didn’t matter which way the fall went, because it doesn’t have a big impact on the match, although I don’t mind seeing you have the champion looking strong, as he should at all times.

After making a successful comeback last week, and with nothing else on for now, it certainly makes sense for Austin to get some promo time here to set up his next feud, or at least fill some time. Austin playing up his successful return to begin with was a good enough way to start, before having his fun with the fans, as usual, while also making it known that he has nothing on for Judgment Day. Having Austin state his intentions to get back at the WWE Title is good to see too, giving him a focus, before the interruption from Angle. Having Angle’s motivation being that he’s after the WWE Title as well is a clever way to go about things, while the shot at Austin to begin with was nice, if not a little ironic due to Angle’s physical condition. Austin having a dig at Angle for not challenging Lesnar at Judgment Day, allowing Angle to go on his rant, was good too, before Austin laid down his usual ownage. Having him lay down the challenge was good, while the way Angle shook it off at first, talking up what he’s done, only to look like a coward was a nice little heel tactic. Stephanie coming out and adding the match to Judgment Day was to be expected, because neither man was doing anything, and while I feel that it lacks the build that a match like this should have, it should still be a pretty good match. A pretty nice promo here too btw.

Angle trying to suck up to Stephanie was a nice way to show his heel character off, before having him go off and go on his rant. The Angle storyline is interesting, because even if I don’t see him taking Austin out at Judgment Day, having him go on a monster run until he gets to Lesnar would certainly make the eventual match with Lesnar huge. It’ll be interesting to see how you follow up on this.

I’m not sure if I said this when I commented on your preview, but I like this match, not just because you’ve got two guys who can go here, but you’ve got Awesome against a friend of Rhyno after having him attack Rhyno last week. The match itself was fine, going as you’d expect, with Awesome looking to pick up a dirty win, only for Ryno’s revenge attack leading to a Benoit win. Like Eddie earlier, this works well to give Benoit momentum, while also continuing the Rhyno/Awesome thing going along to Judgment Day.

ECW Rules match? Sounds good, capitalizing on the past these two guys have in the old ECW.

While I thought you could have had them go over clean due to 2 Cool being jobbers, a dirty win still works fine to build The FBI up, although with Team Angle looking like they’ll stay as champions for some time, I’m not sure when they’ll be able to get into the title scene.

Yeah, it was the stereotypical way that it had to go, but Team Angle trying to cheat, leading to The APA kicking their asses was the right thing to do. Once again, an entertaining little segment.

Good little shill job of what looks like a pretty good card, even if the build for it has seemed somewhat limited in most parts.

Having Lesnar out at ringside during the main event is a good move, getting both guys involved in your Judgment Day main event out there to send the final show off. I liked that you had Show target the injured ribs of ‘Taker from earlier, using some clever psychology, although ‘Taker simply had to win here on the way into Judgment Day. The final staredown between the two was a good way to send us off too.


Overall, a good go home show here before Judgment Day. I feel that this was maybe a little more exciting than RAW, maybe due to it being in full, plus you hyped up everything you have in store for Judgment Day well, even if, as I said earlier, the build for most of the matches has been limited to just a few weeks. Good stuff.
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WWE Judgment Day Card
5/18/03
Charlotte Coliseum
Charlotte; North Carolina

Theme Music: "Saliva - Raise Up"

WWE Championship Match
The Undertaker vs Brock Lesnar (c)

Singles Match
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin vs Kurt Angle

United States Championship Match
Eddie Guerrero vs Chris Benoit (c)

WWE Tag Team Championships Match
The APA vs The World's Greatest Tag Team (c)

Grudge Match
Rey Mysterio vs John Cena

ECW Rules Match
Rhyno vs Mike Awesome

WWE Cruiserweight Championship; Fatal 4 Way Match
Chavo Guerrero vs Billy Kidman vs Tajiri vs Matt Hardy (c)


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2. How many title changes will occur (if any)?
3. What will be the longest match?
4, What will be the shortest match?
5. Who will take the fall in the Cruiserweight 4 Way?
6. Will there be any surprise appearances? If so, who?

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