Well, here's one out of the large stack of Raw tapes
Review of DX beatdown on Austin
Man, the old Raw theme kicked ass! IN YOUR EYE!!!!!
Live from Evansville, IN
Man, Austin isn't even talking to nobody in particular
on the way to the ring...He must be pissed.
Austin interview: Man, in your house, there's no way
out on Sunday! DX breaks in on the TitanTron, and
Shawn calls the shots around here. Heh. Austin has
Shawn's belt. Shawn looks in his bag, and he's got a
replica. Austin pulls out the belt. *sniffle* that
belt was classic.
Yeah! It's Sunny! Drugs aside, she should have won the
Raw X diva award.I don't buy her as a ring
Leigon of Doom vs. Jeff Jarrett/Barry Windham
I wonder how much of a coincidence that the RNR wears
black trunks with "NWA" on them? I mean, these
guys aren't the nWo...Less personality, but more
wrestling talent. I don't even recognize Jarrett in
there with long hair. Lots of punching and kicking.
Action spills to the outside, and there's more
punching and kicking. Back inside, and Jarrett hits
the DUMBEST MOVE IN ALL OF WRESTLING! Animal
with a sunset flip, but since it's passe', it doesn't
work.JR has to break out the "smash-mouth". I
HATE THAT PHRASE. Animal with a neckbreaker. Pier-six,
and Animal gets dropped on his knees on the USS.
Jarrett goes for the figure-4, Bradshaw runs in, and
the NWA wins by DQ. Not actively bad, but not
that great, either.
Recap of the Austin/DX mess
Recap of Shotgun, as the Godwinns cost the Quebecers a
win against the Boricuas. Heh.
Pierre vs. Henry O. Godwinn
Man, these teams were both totally misused. The
Quebecers were cool, and the Godwinn thing was way
past its heyday (heh). I wonder why the WWF couldn't
use the Tex Slazenger and Shanghai Pierce
(Texas Hangmen) gimmick. Ergh. And with the time I
spent thinking about and typing that, I haven't missed
a damn thing. Pierre with a suicide dive(!). Man,
Jacques Rougeau was hilarious.
Oops, got sidetracked. Pierre misses a senton...match
ends when PIG hits Pierre with a rather soft-looking
slop bucket shot for a HOG win. This wasn't so good.
Backstage, Chyna tries to recruit the Boricuas to help
Another review of the Austin/DX segment from last
Recap of Pantera turning on TAKA on Shotgun.
TAKA/Aguila vs. Pantera/Brian Christopher
Man, this stuff could have been great if the cuisers
hadn't been so underutilized. TAKA and Aguila go to
double dropkick, except Aguila is a little late :)
Man, this is pretty much a spotfest. LUCHADOR
PILEUP! Well, at least it's better than punching.
Christopher with a full-nelson "stroke", and then
it's time for the trademark laugh. More spots.
Christopher goes for the brass knucks, but TAKA
thwarts the attempt,
Pantera takes them, puts them in his mask, and hits
TAKA with a loaded headbutt off the top during a
roll-up for the win. Not bad, but a little
Kane/Paul Bearer interview. Rambling about Kane's
upcoming match with Vader.
Clips of The Rock beating Tom Brandi on Smackdown. Ya
know, I forgot to mention it in the Raw X review
that I was glad that he got booed out of the building.
Recap of Austin/DX from earlier tonight. Well, at
least it wasn't last week's footage again...
Ken Shamrock/Chainz (w/DOA/Ahmed Johnson) vs.
Faarooq/The Rock (w/NOD):
The Rock approves of human cloning, as long as it's
done very selectively. Nobody in Indiana deserves
it...only one man does...the people's champ...etc.
Man, I miss those days.
Man, I have to give props to Faarooq for taking a
pathetic gimmick and making a go of it. Ergh. Ross
rolls out the "catch as catch can" as Shamrock works
over Rock. I hate that phrase too, Pretty much
what you'd expect. Shamrock tries to work the
submission stuff, while everyone else resorts to
fistacuffs. At least the Rock didn't do the
"pinebuster" and the "overhead garbage-plex" that
take up 50% of his moveset these days. End comes when
Rock hits Shamrock with a rough-looking
chairshot when Shamrock had Faarooz in the
anklelock.Shamrock is a little confused, as he hits
the belly-to-belly on Chainz and the referee. He's in the
zone! No parking zone?
Recap of the WrestleMania XIV press conference.
Announcement of the main event, the poster of
which I've had on my wall for the last 5 years. Ugh.
Stop talking, Mike! It's painful to listen to,
and his crotch chops sucked too :) Argh! Shut up! Mike
wants to get involved, and then he wants to
eat your children :)
Chyna is looking for Austin in the locker room.
Steve Blackman (pre-personality) vs. Recon (with
Man, even though the Truth Commission wasn't
particularly intruiging to begin with, they lost any
kind of entertainment value they had when the Jackyl
left. Wait! He's on a descending pulpit! Sweet!
Intellectual intercourse! Man, this stuff is great.
Jackylites! Yeah! Why can't they bring him back?
Jackyl stops when he realizes that Blackman has just
made Recon submit to some kind of elaborate arm-bar.
Jackyl tells the Commission off, and then slaps Recon,
and they almost retaliate. Classic stuff.
New Age Outlaws recap when they sent Chainsaw Charlie
and Cactus Jack off the stage in a dumpster last
week (flight 666), runway 69. Heh. And then they push
another dumpster off the stage, complete with dummies
of Chainsaw and Cactus.
Austin locks the Boicuas up backstage, and Chyna is
MarilynDust (w/Sable, Marc Mero, and Luna) vs.
Headbanger Thrasher (w/Mosh):
Pretty dull match. Sable gets sent to the back, and
then returns to get into it with Luna. Sable slaps
'Dust, and he gets rolled up by Thrasher for the win.
DX comes out, and Shawn wants the belt back. Austin
wants Shawn to ask for it politely:
Shawn: "Austin, get your ass out here, PLEASE!"
Austin comes out and runs DX off, and then the Outlaws
come out and accomplish nothing. Chyna steals the belt
back, and then Cactus and Chainsaw come up from under
the ring, and Owen hits the ring, and it's a pier-six.
DX retreats. Make sure you order IYH:NWO this weekend
The Final Word: Man, they are putting stripper poles
in a room on "Trading Spaces" as I type this. Anyways,
this show was pretty much all hype for the PPV. The
Jackyl stuff is classic, The ring action, however,
leaves something to be desired.
Comments? You know where to send 'em.