WWF 2001 - The No Invasion Edition (WM X7 to Backlash) Aug 16, 2018 15:46:20 GMT -5
Post by warriorlynx on Aug 16, 2018 15:46:20 GMT -5
March 1st, 2001
Host: Michael Cole and Jim Ross
Champion Roll Call:
WWF World Heavyweight Champion: Stone Cold Steve Austin (2/25/2001)
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Chris Jericho (1/21/2001)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: The Dudley Boyz (1/21/2001)
WWF European Champion: Test (1/22/2001)
WWF Hardcore Champion: Crash Holly (2/25/2001)
WWF Women’s Champion: Ivory (11/02/2000)
WWF Light Heavyweight Champion: Dean Malenko (2/26/2001)
JR talks on commentary about Stone Cold Steve Austin who must be in some kind of existential crisis. JR says he believes in Austin that Austin has a lot of heart and hopes he digs deep down inside to find a way to have a great match with the Rock at Wrestlemania, win lose or draw, it has to be his best. But he'll never accept Mr. McMahon's alignment with Austin. Austin is defending the WWF title tonight up against Rikishi.
Kurt Angle makes his way to the ring and on the mic. He talks about how he humiliated Vince McMahon at No Way Out, but wants to humiliate someone else. He says how he wasn't 100% when the Rock beat him on RAW. He says that he blames the Undertaker for the beat down he received earlier that night. The Undertaker makes his way out. They're face to face.
Taker: If you got a problem, I say we settle it.
Kurt: Of course I got a problem, I want an apology.
Taker: (laughs) what for bumping into you? You ain't getting an apology boy.
Kurt: I want a match.
Taker: I'm already in a match tonight.
Kurt: No I ain't talking about tonight on Smackdown, I'm talking about a match at Wrestlemania X-Seven because you know what....I've noticed, somehow you've been winning every Wrestlemania match there is (Streak didn't "exist" at the time, but it's just "noticed" here). But this isn't about what you've done at Wrestlemania. This is about your career. You've been WWF Champion on several occassions, you've beaten guys like Hulk Hogan (gets a fan reaction) to win the title, you've buried guys like Yokozuna and Mankind, you've been through hell and back again so many times that I've realized that the best way to prove to be the greatest of all time, to take my career to the next level, is to beat one of the greatest at the grandest stage of them all.
Taker: You want a match at Wrestlemania X-Seven? You got it (fans cheer). But know this, you better still watch your back because we're weeks away.
Kurt: O I will and I want you at your best. I want you at 100% and I'm going to make sure you will be 100% come Wrestlemania.
JR talks about the Undertaker taking on the Big Show later tonight.
Matt Hardy & Lita def. Crash Holly (c) & Molly Holly via pinfall in an intergender tag match after Matt hits the Twist of Fate on Crash for the pinfall. The Hardcore title was not up for grabs.
Backstage four members of the Radicalz are talking about Chris Jericho and Justin Credible. They believe that one of them has to become IC Champion and should do whatever it takes to win the IC title off of Jericho. Saturn says he'll take care of Justin Credible right now.
Justin Credible def. Saturn via DQ after the Radicalz interfere.
Chris Benoit def. X-Pac via submission.
Wrestlemania moments are shown with Wrestlemania III as a feature. Meanwhile, Stone Cold makes his way into the building with his truck.
The Undertaker def. The Big Show via pinfall.
During the match the ref was knocked out and Kurt Angle runs in giving the Big Show the angle slam! Taker had no idea and managed to get in a chokeslam for the pin and win. Backstage Taker is looking for Angle because he doesn't want Angle helping him at all, but it seems like Angle is nowhere to be found.
Raven def. Taka Michinoku (w/Funaki) via pinfall.
Stone Cold Steve Austin (c) def. Rikishi via pinfall to retain the WWF Championship.
A more of a squash match for Austin since Rikishi's big push was done for by this time. Austin got in the stunner on Rikishi for the pin and win. Austin celebrates in the ring for Smackdown to go off air.