Live from Anaheim, CA
Hosted by Jim Ross and Jerry “The King” Lawler
The Godfather and D’Lo Brown vs. The Big Bossman and Bull Buchanan
The Godfather came out with Ice T, who rapped to the new version of their theme music. The Godfather and D’Lo started off with a nice leg drop/splash combo. Bull came back after he jumped to the top rope and hit a nice back elbow. The Godfather then got the hot tag and hit the Ho Train on the Bossman. The Bossman then gave The Godfather the Sidewalk Slam, and Bull followed it up with an awesome top rope leg drop for the win.
Winners: Bull Buchanan and The Big Bossman by Pinfall.
Backstage, Triple H and Stephanie are shown bragging about their respective titles.
Backstage, the referees are shown explaining the rules to the Hardcore Battle Royal participants. It will be a 15 minute time limit, and the last person to score a pinfall would be declared the winner.
Hardcore Battle Royal: Crash, Hardcore, Tazz, Viscera, The Acolytes, The Mean Street Posse, The Headbangers and Kaientai.
During the match, lots of weapons were used such as trash cans, cookie sheets and metal pipes. Tazz got the first pin after a Tazzplex on Crash. Viscera then got the next pin. During the match, both Crash and Pete Gas got busted open. the Acolytes then dominated over Viscera, and after a 2×4 shot on him, they placed Funaki over the top of Viscera for the next pin. Funaki then got pinned by Rodney backstage, but then Joey Abs got a pin after a gut wrench suplex. Thrasher then got the pin, but then Pete Gas nailed Thrasher with the Fire Extinguisher for the pin. Tazz then got the pin back after a T-Bone suplex to Pete on the outside. Back in the ring, The Hollys then worked over Tazz. Crash then got the pin with a cookie sheet shot, and with 20 seconds left, Tazz applied the Tazzmission. Hardcore then came in and smashed a candy jar over Tazz’s head to get the last pinfall, and to become the new WWF Hardcore Champ.
Winner: Hardcore Holly by Pinfall, to become the new WWF Hardcore Champion.
A highlight package of WWF AXXESS is shown.
Backstage, Al Snow said he would have a surprise for Steve Blackman tonight.
Head Cheese vs. T&A (w/Trish Stratus)
Before the match, Al Snow introduced Chester McCheese, who was someone in a cheese costume. This was a back and forth match, with neither team taking the advantage until the end. Chester McCheese chase Trish on the outside throughout the match. T & A hit a nice double powerbomb on Snow. Headcheese then came back after the backbreaker/legdrop combo off the top rope, but Albert broke up the pin on Test. Test then hit the elbow off the top rope for the pin. After the match, HeadCheese decided to attack Chester McCheese.
Winners: T& A by Pinfall.
Backstage, The Kat and Mae Young were shown preparing for the Kat Fight match tonight. The Kat was naked, and every time she was shown, she always had an object such as a water bottle covering her up.
Backstage, The Dudley Boyz said they would retain the Tag Titles in the ladder match tonight.
WWF Tag Team Title Triangle Ladder Match: The Dudley Boyz vs Edge and Christian vs The Hardy Boyz
This match was non-stop with lots of high risk action. Jeff Hardy started out with a nice corkscrew moonsault on Buh Buh. Jeff then placed a ladder ontop of Buh Buh, and went for the 450 splash, but Buh Buh moved out of the way and Jeff hit nothing but the ladder. Christian then took the advantage as he climbed the ladder on the inside, and flew onto Buh Buh and Matt who were on the outside. When Jeff climbed the ladder, Edge went up to the top rope and speared him off the ladder. Buh Buh then gave a single person 3D off the top of the ladder to Christian. The Hardyz then took control after the legdrop/splash combo off the top of the ladder. All 3 teams climbed up onto 3 ladders. The Dudleyz pushed Edge and Christian onto the ropes, and pushed the hardyz all the way onto the outside. The Dudleyz then gave Edge the 3D. The Dudleyz then set up multiple tables in the ring, including one stacked between the top of two ladders. D-Von splashed Jeff through a table from the top of the ladder, while Buh Buh powerbombed Matt through a table on the outside from the announcers table. A ladder was then set up in the aisle, and Jeff put Buh Buh on it. He then gave Buh Buh the senton splash from the top of the ladder on the outside! Back in the ring, Edge, Christian and Matt were all on the table stacked between the two ladders, and Edge pushed Matt off the top and he went through a table, and Edge and Christian grabbed the belts to become the winners.
Winners: Edge and Christian, to become the new WWF Tag Team Champions.
Backstage, Mick Foley said he would fulfil his dream and win the WWF Title at a WrestleMania tonight.
Kat Fight Match (w/Val Venis as the special referee): Terri (w/The Fabulous Moolah) vs. The Kat (w/Mae Young)
The winner was the first person who threw her opponent onto the floor on the outside. To start off, both women kissed Venis. The Kat threw out Terri, but Venis was distracted by Mae Young, who wanted to show her puppies. Terri got thrown out again, but this time Venis was distracted because Mae was kissing him. The Fabulous Moolah then pulled out The Kat and Venis saw that and called the match. After the match, Mae gave Moolah the Bronco Buster.
A promo of WrestleMania 2001 is shown, with the event taking place at the AstroDome in Houston, TX.
Backstage, Too Cool and Chyna, and then The Radicals said they would win tonight’s match.
Too Cool and Chyna vs. Perry Saturn, Dean Malenko and Eddy Guererro
Grandmaster Sexay went for the “Hip Hop Drop” early on, but was pushed off the top rope by Saturn. Guererro then hit a nice slingshot senton splash. Scotty Too Hottie then came in and gave a double Worm to Malenko and Saturn. Saturn then took control after a nice top rope elbow drop. Chyna then got the tag and cleaned house. She powerbombed and press slammed Guererro, and then gave him a modified reverse DDT for the win.
Winners: Too Cool and Chyna by Pinfall.
Backstage, The Big Show said he would be the new WWF Heavyweight Champion tonight.
Backstage, Kurt Angle was talking to a security guard and saying how he would need extra security tonight.
WWF Intercontinental Title Triple Threat Match: Kurt Angle vs Chris Benoit vs Chris Jericho
This was a back and forth match. Jericho went up to the top rope early on, but he was pushed off by Benoit, and he hit the announcers table. A series of pins and reversals were exchanged, and then Angle got the advantage and applied the chicken wing submission to Jericho, but Benoit broke it up. Benoit then hit the to rope headbutt on Jericho and got the pin.
Winner: Chris Benoit by Pinfall, to become the new WWF Intercontinental Champion.
WWF European Title Triple Threat Match: Kurt Angle vs Chris Benoit vs Chris Jericho
This match wasn’t as long as the previous one. Jericho double powerbombed Angle, Benoit triple German suplexed Jericho and Benoit applied the Crippler Crossface on Jericho, but all 3 attempts at the finishers were broken up. Benoit then went up top to hit the headbutt on Angle, but he moved out of the way. Jericho then took advantage and hit the springboard moonsault on Benoit for the win.
Winner: Chris Jericho by Pinfall, to become the new WWF European Champion.
Backstage, Vince said the Rock would be the new WWF Champion tonight, and he would “make things right”.
Backstage, Triple H said he would retain the Title tonight.
Rikishi and Kane (w/Paul Bearer) vs The Road Dogg and X-Pac (w/Tori)
Kane then got the tag after a few minutes and cleaned house. Paul Bearer then shoved Tori in the ring, and Rikishi gave her a glimpse of his back side, and then Kane gave X-Pac the Tombstone for the win. After the match, Too Cool came out, followed by “Pete Rose” in a chicken suit. They then did their dance routine. When Kane went to take off the chiken’s mask, the real Pete Rose came in and was about to hit Kane with a bat, but Rikishi grabbed him and gave him the big butt as well. Kane then Chokeslammed Rose and they left.
Winners: Kane and Rikishi by Pinfall.
Backstage, The Rock said he would win back the Title tonight.
WWF Heavyweight Title Fatal Four Way Elimination Match: Triple H (w/Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley) vs The Rock (w/Vince McMahon) vs The Big Show (w/Shane McMahon) vs Mick Foley (w/Linda McMahon)
The Big Show dominated early on, after he press slammed both Rock and HHH. All of the other 3 then ganged up on Show. After a chairshot to Show, Rock hit the Rock Bottom and he got the pin to eliminate the Big Show. Rock and Foley then teamed up against HHH. Foley then grabbed the barbed wire 2×4, but HHH low blowed Foley, and HHH used it on him. Foley came back and hit the double armed DDT on HHH, follwed by Sock, but HHH escaped. Foley then turned on Rock and gave him Socko. HHH and Foley then teamed up against Rock. HHH put Rock on the announcers table, and Foley went to give Rock the elbow off the second rope, but it looked like Foley just missed. Back in the ring, HHH then gave Foley then Pedigree, but Foley kicked out. After a chairshot on Foley, HHH once again gave Foley a Pedigree, and that was the last match of Mick Foley’s career. Foley then charged the ring once more time and hit HHH with the barbed wire 2×4. Rock and HHH then brawled on the outside of the ring for a few minutes, and at one point, HHH piledrove Rock on the steps. Vince then attacked HHH, but Shane came out and the father and son fought back and forth for a few minutes, with Shane nailing Vince with a chair and a TV monitor. Vince was taken backstage for medical treatment. When HHH went for the Pedigree, Rock reversed it into a Rock Bottom. Vince then comes back out and fought with Shane some more. Vince then got back in the ring and went to hit Triple H with a chair, but he changed his mid and hit Rock, but Rock kicked out when HHH went for the cover. Vince then hit Rock once more with the chair and HHH pinned Rock to retain the Title. After the match, Rock gave Shane, Vince and even Stephanie all Rock Bottoms. Then Rock gave Stephanie a People’s Elbow to end the show.
Winner: Triple H by Pinfall, to retain the WWF Heavyweight Title.
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