Fully Loaded 2000
It’s finally here . Been excited to re-watch this show the entire time I’ve been watching 2000 PPV’s lol. Can it live up to the HYPE~! or will it fall short? Can it take the #1 spot over BACKLASH? Only one way to find out!
The Hardy Boys & Lita Vs T & A & Trish
Mixed 6 person tag to start things off. LITA . TRISH . T & A . HARDY BOYS… well they’re ok .
Entire build for this match is TRISH VS LITA lol. Hardys and T & A are… just here by association it seems lol. For the best, I doubt a PPV match in 2000 would have been good between the two ladies . FINLAY isn’t in the company to train them yet.
Matt is a sloppy bastard in the early going. Botches like FUCK about 6 times in the space of 2 minutes. He was the balanced Hardy for a lot of years too, so surprising to see him fail so bad here .
LITA (FAP FAP FAP) is over like HELL. She’s getting chants throughout the match just standing on the apron.
HUGE POP FOR TRISH as she tags in. I’ve popped huge for her in the past .
TRISH comes in, misses an elbow drop and runs away because LITA got tagged in.
Matt takes his top off. Jeff takes his off. LITA TAKES HER SHIRT OFF . BUSINESS IS ABOUT TO PICK UP. WELL, SOMETHING IS CERTAINLY UP ANYWAY. WINK WINK NUDGE NUDGE.
Jeff gets fucking murdered. Almost literally when T & A attempt either a double back drop OR a double flapjack. I don’t know and either does Jeff because he goes half and half and nearly lands on his fecking neck. Looked awesomely brutal though .
Crazy shit following a hot tag, then LITA tags in. TORNADO DDT ON TEST! CROSSBODY FROM THE TOP TO THE FLOOR ON ALBERT! LITACANRANA TO TEST! Almost wins the match for her team, then Albert cracks her in the back . Which is injured because of the table she went through and the beatings with the belt.
Gutwrench powerbomb to Lita . Trish gets the cover, but LITA KICKS OUT!
TRISH ON THE TOP ROPE! SLAP TO ALBERT. SUPERPLEX BY LITA!!!
MOONSAULT TO TRISH AND LITA FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP GETS THE WIN! Wooo way to go LITA .
But it isn’t over yet. T & A destroy The Hardy Boys and help Trish beat Lita with a leather belt some more. YOU LEAVE HER ALONE .
Tremendously awesomely super duper fun opener. Plus, you know, LITA AND TRISH. Good stuff!
CAL SCALE – 2
UNDERTAKER . He shows up on his bike, asks if anyone has seen Kurt. Kurt randomly happens to be “over there” so Undertaker rides into the backstage area and chases down Angle on his bike! awesome.
Tazz Vs Al Snow
So Tazz has been going around attacking random people for no reason. We get a video package showing this. No sign of him attacking Snow. Which makes me wonder WHY this match is happening lol. He did attack RIKISHI a number of times… did that ever turn into anything? Probably just a Raw match lol.
Oh so apparently Al got choked out last week on Raw. Maybe they should have shown us THAT? No?
Short filler match here, with no real purpose or anything, BUT it’s fun. Both guys just throw bombs at each other in an attempt to win, and since it isn’t some big 20 minute main event (hai ROH), I’m honestly fine with them doing that lol. Fun to watch, and given the fact this match is based on practically nothing I think they did well.
Plus it was kinda cool to see Snow look like a somewhat legit guy in there for a change, especially with him countering and fighting the TAZZMISSION.
CAL SCALE – 0.5
CHRISTIAN IS VOMITING! Commissioner Foley is here to check up on him! The doctor doesn’t think he can compete tonight. Looks like they won’t have to defend their titles tonight against the APA .
STEPHANIE MCFAP . She gets a delivery of flowers. Not the first of the night it seems. HHH wonders who sent em. Steph thought it was him. So HHH decides to check the card. STEPHANIE, BEST OF LUCK TO YOU AND YOUR MAN TONIGHT. IT’S TRUE, IT’S TRUE. Kurt got some splaining to do!
Eddie Guerrero Vs Perry Saturn – WWF European Championship Match
Terri is out with Perry Saturn. She’s the “horny little shedevil” apparently. Does that make Chyna the “horny big shemale”?
Perry has certainly managed to fuck Eddie off in recent weeks, because Eddie is on fire early on and absolutely DOMINATES the bigger, stronger Perry Saturn. Even Chyna decks him with a clothesline that turns him inside out!
GOAT ring steps bump by Saturn. He BOUNCES off them into the barricade. Potential GIF material there. If so I should post it right under this .
Saturn really takes a beating here before finally getting a shot in, with a pretty sweeeeet POWERBOMB, but that alone isn’t enough to gain full control as he needed to rest up afterwards and that allowed Eddie to recover and fire back still. Saturn even has a small puncture wound on top of his head lol.
Saturn keeps getting a couple of power moves in on Eddie, but Eddie keeps firing back over and over again. I quite like how Saturn never really get in control in this. Eddie is the champion after all, plus he’s fighting for Chyna AND has Chyna outside for support. Saturn had Terri but she ran away right at the start of the match.
So how DID Saturn get back in control? First he CLOTHESLINED CHYNA THROUGH A TABLE, then Terri returned and helped him take Eddie down. Elbow drop and… this one is over. Just like that. And I actually liked it. Like I said, Eddie had everything going for him for the majority of the match, but once Saturn took Chyna out of the equation and Terri came back to ringside, he was able to quickly capitalise on the situation and win his first title in the WWF! Overall I quite liked this.
CAL SCALE – 2
Foley catches Christian not being sick. Match is back on .
Undertaker says Angle will need a doctor to surgically remove his foot from his ass. LOL. Angle is then caught playing on Undertaker’s bike . ‘Taker chases after him.
Edge & Christian Vs The APA – WWF Tag Team Championship Match
APA tag on PPV. And for the tag titles .
E&C have been trying to avoid the APA for weeks, right up to minutes before the match. But now they can’t escape. The APA coming for you, WHITE BOYS.
Heel promo on Dallas, forcing the APA to come out and BRADSHAW to cut an emotional promo on Texas. Awesome stuff from Bradshaw, really proving he can go on the mic if he gets the chance.
DICK MURDOCH, BRUISER BRODY, VON ERICH’S AND FREEBIRDS get name dropped by Bradshaw . This is gonna fucking RULE.
Fuck me, right from the start it’s INSANE. Farooq is just fucking everyone up with MULTIPLE shots to the face with the steel steps .
SUPER FALLAWAY SLAM .
Bradshaw wants a powerbomb, but Edge keeps dropping to his knees to escape. So Bradshaw beats the shit out of him a few times then hits it anyway . He goes for a second but Christian comes off the ropes with a Crossbody to prevent it .
The tag champs try to isolate Bradshaw, but it don’t last long. Hot tag to Farooq and HOLY FUCK at the destruction caused by the APA as they MURDER the champs with stiff shots, high impact moves and FINISHERS. Christian takes one hell of a CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL bump.
In the end Edge hits Farooq with the ring bell in plain sight to get DQ’d. Lose the match but retain the titles. APA kick the shit out of E&C all the way to the back.
this is awesome. I mean AWESOME. APA might very well be the funnest tag team EVER.
CAL SCALE – 2
HHH is pissed that “Kurt” is sending the flowers. So Stephanie (looking mighty fine) tells him to go see Kurt. Switch to Kurt and Undertaker is chasing him down. Angle attacks Undertaker with a wrench to the knee!
Rikishi Vs Val Venis – WWF Intercontinental Championship Steel Cage Match
This feud was pretty awesome and VIOLENT as hell for a mid-card feud. They’ve been battling for about 2 months, and probably would have had the blow off match sooner had the KOTR not been the previous PPV. Val had turned heel and joined TRISH and became vicious as fuck. Both guys bled after fighting each other numerous times. And Val threw Scotty off the stage at one point too. Well worthy of a CAGE.
Val seems to have no problem going FACE FIRST into the cage. Numerous times. In a row.
Seems odd to me that both men attempt to escape the cage VERY early on, given that this is a pretty HATE~! filled rivalry. But once they get past that slight stupidity, they stick with trying to murder each other and THEN try to win the IC title.
GOOD GOD at the Clothesline from Val that turns Rikishi inside out. Impressive that Rikishi can do that spot no doubt, but always good when someone can hit a clothesline convincing enough of the spot. Val certainly mastered that lol.
Val tries to pin Rikishi to win the IC title but nothing works, so NOW he goes for some escapes, which make sense at this point. We get a few really good top rope battles out of this too tbh.
BONZAI~! Val gets his foot on the ropes. MONEY SHOT! Rikishi kicks out!
LITA LITA LITA FAP FAP FAP!!! SHE STRIPS TRISH AND WHIPS HER!
Val falls on poor Teddy Long. THIS WOULDN’T HAVE HAPPENED IN A TAG MATCH, TEDDY! Rikishi manages to climb to the top… but instead of escaping he decides to punish Val some more. Just like his relative, Jimmy Snuka, RIKISHI HITS A SPLASH FROM THE TOP OF THE CAGE!!! Val is DEAD.
The ‘Kish crawls to the door, looks to escape and then BAM! Camera to the head by TAZZ! Rikishi is out, Val is able to make the cover and he gets the 3! Val is the NEW IC champion!
Good cage match. They have a pretty good fight here. Wait, Val was the champ going into this? Lol, thought Rikishi was. Maybe just because he was the IC champ the month before at KOTR . Anyway, Val retains the IC championship! Lots to like about this, and DAMN at the Rikishi bump. Amazing. Plus, LITA .
CAL SCALE – 2
HHH is looking for Kurt. He catches the flower guy with more flowers. HHH demands he take him to the sender. Turns out it was CHRIS JERICHO, HHH’s opponent tonight!
SHANE MCMAHON! He’s out to call out The Rock and prove he isn’t a pussy. Rock comes out expecting a trap. IT’S A TRAP. But Benoit is backstage destroying Rock’s shitty wardrobe in an attempt to anger Rock, hopefully enough to get himself DQ’d later tonight and lose the WWF Title!
The Undertaker Vs Kurt Angle
On a night with 3 main events, this is the first one. Not really on the same level as the other 2 lol. Angle, despite winning the KOTR, really doesn’t scream MAIN EVENTER yet. And Undertaker wouldn’t get back into the swing of things outside of a couple of matches until the end of 2001. Honestly I think they just named it a “main event” out of respect to The Undertaker and to give Angle a bit of notoriety as they were about to push the hell out of him.
Always remember the match with Undertaker and HHH on SD where Angle accidentally nails Undertaker with a sledgehammer. It was the first SD I ever saw .
at Angle almost shitting himself when his pyro went off. He’s pissed off the Dead Man and he’s GONNA PAY. Undertaker doesn’t even wait for his entrance, instead he comes down on his bike during Angle’s entrance to take the fight to Kurt!
Undertaker is fucked off, and beats the shit out of Angle early on. He hits a couple of high impact moves, but keeps picking Kurt up after a 2 count. He also tells Time White to fuck off. He doesn’t want to end this one quick. He wants to hurt him SLOOOOOW.
Angle is desperate, and he finds the opportunity to hit Undertaker in the knee again with the wrench! Undertaker keeps Angle at bay in the ring with some big right hands, but Angle is relentless in his attempt to go after the injured knee. He finally gets a chop block and Undertaker is down!
So Angle attacks the legs, Undertaker makes a comeback. at the referee on his knees ready to do a 3 count and begging Undertaker to cover Angle after the Chokeslam. The fuck, Tim White?
LAST RIDE! And this one is over.
Decent match. They go on to have MUCH better matches. Later in the year at Survivor Series for starters. Undertaker’s leg selling is… shoddy as fuck lol. Which is a shame because Undertaker IS one of the very best sellers in the fucking WORLD when he actually sells. But this was during a time when Undertaker really wasn’t at the top of his game. Shame.
CAL SCALE – 1
Chris Jericho Vs Triple H – Last Man Standing Match
Jericho kissed STEPHANIE, but now has to go through a Last Man Standing match with HHH. Fair deal!
I HEARD HE SHAVES ONE LEG SO WHEN HE GOES TO BED AT NIGHT IT FEELS LIKE HE’S SLEEPING WITH A WOMEN!
Jericho has the injured ribs following a sledgehammer shot last week. Earlier he attacked HHH and the moment the bell rings he goes all out to try and take the Game out as quick as possible in hopes that HHH won’t get the chance to target the ribs. Unfortunately HHH gets the chance to target the ribs . I like BBQ Ribs.
So HHH is the heel of this program. Jericho is the face. The storyline is that Jericho keeps verbally abusing Stephanie and has forced himself on her a couple of times. HHH wants revenge. And is somehow the heel.
Fucking referee is an annoying cunt in this. He’s ALWAYS getting in the way even though this is a fucking LAST MAN STANDING match. Object of the match is to practically KILL YOUR OPPONENT. The ref is there to count to 10 and NOTHING ELSE. So fuck off already dammit.
Great rib work by HHH. Great rib selling by Jericho. Great rib eating by me. OM NOM NOM RIBS.
LOOK AT STEPHANIE I THINK HE’S HAVING SOME EVIL THOUGHTS RIGHT NOW. I’m having evil thoughts looking at Stephanie .
Jericho gets brutalised but keeps getting up again and again. HHH is pissed. Then Jericho does a crotch job. So HHH hits a Pedigree. He’s all cocky and lays down on the corner in the ropes because he thinks its all over… but JERICHO IS UP!
Fucking referee. He’s spazzing out like a fucking spazzy twatty cunt.
HHH goes for a Pedigree on the chair, but the fucking REFEREE again gets in the way and gives Jericho enough time to hit a low blow and get the chair for himself. Referee doesn’t give a fuck as Jericho decks THE GAME in THE HEAD. I am confused that Jericho is the babyface in this story to begin with, but clearly having a fucking BIASED REFEREE helping him isn’t helping me understand.
BLOOD~! DUB DUB EEEE NEED TO GO AWAY FROM TEH PEE GEE SO WE CAN GET BACK TEH BLUD.
So Jericho’s ribs are still fucked, but now he has perhaps evened the playing field thanks to a biased referee and the chair shot to the head that has BUSTED HIM WIDE OPEN (HHH that is). Maybe Jericho can pull out the big “babyface” (LOL he’s a heel) comeback!!!
PEDIGREE ON THE STEEL STEPS?
No . DAMN YOU JERICHO. Told you he was the heel in this. Everyone (ME) wanted to see that. But no, babyface Jericho couldn’t allow it to happen. Pussy.
DOUBLE MONITOR SHOTS TO THE FACE~!
Awwwww Stephanie looks so cute being all upset and concerned while hiding behind a ring post.
WALLS OF JERICHO! HHH IS TAPPING!
The Game gets to the ropes, and the ref asks Jericho to break but he doesn’t have to. Oh but earlier with the Abdominal Stretch by HHH he HAD to break the hold. Stephanie comes in for the save and that HEEL Jericho puts her in the Walls . HOW DARE HE. HHH runs at him from behind in the exact same way that would tear his quad a year later.
SLEDGY THE SLEDGEHAMMER! Yeah I named it. It ends up buried (ha, get it?) right into the ribs of HHH!
Back body drop off the time keeper’s table through the announce table! Both men are OUT! I bet they were supposed to do that from one announce table to the other, but Chyna getting CLOTHESLINED through it earlier fucked that spot up .
THE GAME manages to stand at 9 and he gets the win! The triumphant babyface victory! He beat the evil Jericho and got revenge for his beautiful wife! YES! YES! YES! YES!
Match is awesome. Tremendous. Excellent. Best LMS match by quite a large margin. Closet to it would be the NM 07 HHH/Orton match (FUCK Umaga/Cena). I do still find it odd that HHH is the heel and Jericho is the babyface . Finish is a total babyface “battling the odds” and coming out on top win too . YO STEPHANIE, I DID IT!
CAL SCALE – 8
The Rock Vs Chris Benoit – WWF Championship Match
Benoit looks snazzy in a torn up Rock shirt. As does Shane with those sunglasses. They just need that WWF Championship with them too…
If The Rocks gets himself DQ’d here, he WILL lose the WWF Title! Go on Rock, get DQ’d .
Oh man, LOVE how they do the spot with Rock chasing Shane so he runs into the ring and you just KNOW Benoit is gonna cut him off… except Rock clotheslines Benoit and keeps on running after Shane!!!
SHANE’S A PUSSY chants. What do we get these days? Walrus chants at Heyman from time to time?
Lawler: “I wanna apologise right now to the people at home watching this for this crude language coming from these fans here in Dallas.”
JR: “I wanna apologise to the fans at home for The King being the biggest butt kisser for the McMahons that ever sat out here!”
god I LOVE JR and Lawler’s back and forth shit. Not just in this match or this show, but fuck, every PPV just has so much pure GOLD. Can you imagine if the show structure was the same back in the day with Heenan and Monsoon? How much gold could we have gotten from them with a weekly 2 hour show like Raw and then 12 PPV’s a year?
Benoit does a good job of controlling The Rock, but even then The Rock isn’t giving up. So Shane throws in the title belt and distracts the referee so Benoit can deck Rock in the FACE with it. Doesn’t work though .
How AWESOME are Benoit’s back suplexes?
SHARPSHOOTER! EARL HENBER! CANADIAN WHO TRAINED WITH THE HART FAMILY! MCMAHON AT RINGSIDE! Bah, no screw job, Rock doesn’t lose the title that way .
JR: WHY DO YOU EMBARRASS YOURSELF BY SAYING STUPID THINGS LIKE THAT THAT AREN’T TRUE?”
Shane is pretty superb on the outside. Always busy, always doing something, and is a HUGE difference maker a number of times in the match.
Rock steals a fan’s beer to throw at Benoit, and it splashes on another fan who CHEERS at the fact he got splashed with beer by Benoit and The Rock .
Rock is really good in this too (was about to put great but then thought fuck it ). I like how his comeback attempts aren’t just a couple of punches or a shitty clothesline, but some big impactful move. Like the powerbomb attempt that end up dropping Benoit neck first into the ropes, or him hitting a spinebuster and getting a People’s Elbow in without hesitation because he realises he may not get another chance with a guy like Benoit.
But as good as Shane is on the outside and Rock is on the inside, BENOIT is the fucking KING in this one. His offence is impeccable. He just looks like he SHOULD be the WWF champion. And of course he sells all of Rock’s shit perfectly and cuts him off well every time too.
And then when it becomes clear that maybe, just maybe Rock isn’t going to lose, Shane and Benoit set Rock up BEAUTIFULLY for a DQ! Rock applies a Crossface, the ref gets back up and calls for the bell… and BENOIT is named the NEW WWF CHAMPION!!! Shane then cracks Rock in the face with a chair and busts him open too, just for the fecking hell of it .
YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!
Ahh damn it. Foley comes out and says he didn’t see a DQ and neither did the fans, so this match is restarting .
GERMAN SUPLEX ON A PAPER CUP! Yes, fans actually threw shit in the ring! No doubt after Foley restarted this match and claimed that Benoit wasn’t champion .
CROSSFACE! Rock is gonna lose the title anyway, and he’s gonna lose it clean! Screw you, Foley! Benoit is gonna be champion whether you like it or not dammit!
Bah, Rock escapes. Rock Bottom. Rock wins .
So aside from the shitty finish (happens a lot in Rock matches…), this was awesome.
CAL SCALE – 7
Overall CAL SCALE – 20.5