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Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Randy Orton vs. Super Crazy - March 3rd, 2006
Randy Orton made his entrance to THIS FIRE BURNS by Killswitch Engage. This was the only week he used this theme IIRC and the WWE, having to find a use for it, made it the theme song for Judgment Day in May and would eventually give it to CM Punk when he made his debut on ECW soon after. Anyway, this match was pretty fun, with Super Crazy coming close to beating Orton as evident by a few near falls Crazy got on Orton. Orton eventually decided to stop playing around and killed Crazy with a clothesline and then followed that with the RKO. Fine match for what it was.
The Undertaker vs. Kurt Angle - March 3rd, 2006
This match was the sequel to their epic encounter they had at the No Way Out Pay Per View just two weeks prior. During the match, Michael Cole called this match a "carbon copy" of their No Way Out match. Not quite, Michael. It was going to be pretty hard to live up to their ****3/4 match and even though they didn't, this ended up being one hell of a TV main event.
The first part of the match (before the first commercial break) was them just feeling each other out and doing some submission wrestling. After the first commercial break, we had a break from the submissions and the two were brawling on the outside of the ring. Undertaker, who was making it a point to work on Kurt Angle's surgically repaired neck, was going to do his signature leg drop on the apron, but he decided to turn Kurt Angle onto his stomach and did a leg drop right onto Kurt Angle's neck. Awesome spot there! Speaking of nice spots, Undertaker ran knee first into the steel steps when Angle whipped him into them, which would soften both of his legs up for the ankle lock.
Towards the end, they did their "reversals and locking in their submissions out of nowhere"(which was done much better at No Way Out, by the way). I liked the one spot though where Kurt Angle caught Undertaker and locked in the ankle lock on after Undertaker attempted a leg drop onto Angle's neck. Undertaker had the match won with a Tombstone but Mark Henry ran in before the referee could even begin the count and caused the disqualification. This ended up being a pretty good main event, although I could have done without Mark Henry running in. With that said, this wasn't close to the No Way Out main event but what we ended up getting was much better than most main events even on Pay Per View.