WWF Survivor Series 2001
I began my 2001 Ramblings with THE INVASION PPV. So I’m ending with the END of The Invasion!
Video package at the start of the show is amazing. Yet another (of the MANY) example of WWF/E being masters of video packages.
Christian Vs Al Snow – WWF European Championship Match
So this is the FINAL WWF Vs Alliance PPV. Quite possibly the biggest event kayfabe wise in history. And Christian Vs Al Snow is on it? THE FUCK, MAN?
“WE WANT HEAD”
Did these 2 even care? Because fuck me this is just two guys going through the motions to fill time. There is a bit where Christian has Al down and starts talking trash to him, and you can see him purposely moving into position so Al can small package him. Made me shake my head…
Snow Plow looked brutal at least. Christian still wins.
CAL SCALE – 0
Austin shows up and THE ALLIANCE want to know if he’s turning on them because he smiled at Vince on SD.
SHIT HAPPENS. Vince continues to tease that one of the Alliance team members is gonna turn on them and join the WWF. WILLIAM REGAL shows up to say he doesn’t believe Vince.
William Regal Vs Tajiri
Actually watched this recently so I’m right now because I KNOW this is fecking great!
Regal BLOCKS some big kicks from Tajiri, and smashes his elbow right into his face only to still take a KICK TO THE HEAD .
KNEE TREMBLER .
Oh man! Tajiri gets caught up in the ropes by his NECK, so Regal goes outside and pulls on his legs! What a RUTHLESS BASTARD!!!
Regal’s nose is bleeding. As usual when he’s against anyone STIFF lol. He’s the Master Roshi of the WWF… except KICKS make his nose spurt rather than beautiful women.
DOUBLE ARM POWERBOMB~! And Regal gets the win. He gives Tajiri another just BECAUSE.
TORRIE FAP FAP FAP. Regal decides to give her one too. A POWERBOMB YOU SICK FUCKS.
Short and absolutely SWEET.
CAL SCALE – 2
Edge Vs Test – WWF Intercontinental Championship & WCW United States Championship Unification Match
The IC and US titles are gonna be unified here tonight, and the winner will be SAFE regardless of the outcome of the main event. But if the WWF wins, the IC title remains. If the Alliance wins, the US title remains. BUT WHO WILL BE CHAMP?
WHAT’S THAT ALL ABOOT?
Solid stuff here! Shouldn’t be THAT surprised I guess because while Test doesn’t have a catalogue of epic matches, he isn’t a guy I’d say ever flat out SUCKED, and Edge, while never the best wrestler or anything did have a pretty good run in late 01/early 03.
Pretty great battle for control on the top rope at one point .
Oh shit, SPEAR BY TEST. And it looked awesome! Fuck Edge doing the Spear, give it to Test!
oh god the kick out from Edge after a big pumphandle slam look so lethargic. Was supposed to be a big near fall and all, and the fans DID pop for it and shit, but damn, Edge looked like he couldn’t give a fuck .
Match has a really good finishing stretch, that I guess you can say started with the battle on the top rope. Some cool sequences, counters, big moves and kick outs, and then Edge pulls out a surprise win with a roll up. I liked this.
CAL SCALE – 2
STEPHANIE FAP FAP FAP.
LITA FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP. LITA is concerned about Matt, and tonight in general. Matt comes out of the locker room and convinces them everything is cool. LITA seems satisfied and is about to go into the locker room, only to be met by TRISH (FAP FAP FAP) who seems a little flustered… yeah that whole angle was dropped fairly quickly lol.
The Dudley Boys Vs The Hardy Boys – WWF & WCW Tag Team Championship Unification Cage Match
They stick to a basic tag match in the early going, which I kinda like, even for a cage match. Then it all goes to hell (in a good way) as both Hardy’s try to escape and we get a couple of big spots off the cage and from there it’s 2 on 2 and nobody gives a fuck about tags!
Damn, Bubba takes the biggest Flair Bump off the ropes ever. He fucking throws himself as high as possible and as far as possible lol.
Matt nearly gets pushed through the side of the cage when Bubba runs at him full speed.
Cool spot with Matt hanging upside down from the cage by his leg thanks to D-Von, who then follows up with a head butt to Jeff’s balls.
STACY, GET THE TABLES~!
But this is a CAGE match, right? How they gonna get a table in there? Simple. Stacy shows her ass (FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP) and Nick Patrick is in a sexual trance allowing Stacy to steal the key . A table is in, but The Hardy Boys manage to avoid it! Matt escapes… but this leaves Jeff alone!
Jeff manages to climb the cage, but D-Von has randomly (and I swear the way he does it is hilariously retarded) put himself on the table, and Jeff can’t resist diving off the cage! D-Von moves, Jeff crashes through the table and The Dudley Boys unify the tag belts!
Not the greatest match between these 2 teams, nor the best tag cage match you are gonna see, but it was solid overall. Finish was done to create the Matt Vs Jeff angle, and made Jeff look like a retard so I liked it . Shame the actual angle didn’t go anywhere lol.
CAL SCALE – 2
SCOTTY 2 HOTTY~! Test jumps him to take his battle royal spot. Because… you know… that’s how it works. I can understand someone getting beat up and having their NUMBER stolen, but this is just RANDOM lol.
Lance Storm Vs Justin Credible Vs DDP Vs Raven Vs Steven Richards Vs Billy Kidman Vs Tommy Dreamer Vs The Hurricane Vs Shawn Stasiak Vs Test Vs Bradshawn Vs Farooq Vs Crash Holly Vs Funaki Vs Hardcore Holly Vs Albert Vs Billy Gunn Vs Chuck Palumbo Vs Spike Dudley Vs Perry Saturn Vs Tazz Vs Chavoe Guerrero Jr Vs Hugh Morris – Immunity Invitation Battle Royal
Ok, so this in an INVITATIONAL match. So why did Test even need to attack Scotty? Hell, TAZZ only shows up after the match has started lol.
Huh, Palumbo was a WWF guy already? He and Billy are dressed alike so it seems their tag team has already started. Honestly don’t remember it being this early on lol.
DDP… he went from main eventing THE INVASION PPV as part of Team Alliance… to being in a battle royal at the end of the Invasion angle.
DDP is one of the earliest eliminations… then Palumbo gets thrown out and accidentally kicks the fuck out of DDP’s head .
Chavo Jr and Hugh Morris show up. Guess they are in the match? *edits match title* LOL they got eliminated before I could even add their names to the match .
Tazz calls Heyman a fat bastard and ends up getting eliminated from behind. Heyman bursts out laughing then shits himself when Tazz goes for him .
Epic elimination of Kidman. Bradshaw Fall Away Slams him over the ropes… but unlike the Vader/2 Cold version from the 1997 RR (yeah I remember this shit lol)… Bradshaw was about 2 fecking feet away from the ropes when he did it!!!
Final 2 are TEST and… Billy Gunn . Boot to the face and Gunn is dunn. TEST wins immunity for the next year.
CAL SCALE – 0.5
Trish Stratus Vs Lita Vs Jacqueline Vs Mighty Molly Vs Ivory Vs Jazz – WWF Women’s Championship Match
Women’s title is back after Chyna buggered off with it lol. Jazz makes her debut. NOBODY KNOWS HER OR CARES .
Jazz starts the match by beating up LITA. I hate her already.
MOLLY GO ROUND~! Poor (or lucky lol) Jacqueline gets a face full of MOLLY VAG~!
Crazy that they could do a 6 pack challenge with DIVAS and all of them could like, actually go in the ring… well Trish was green as hell still at this point but not half bad.
Short and… fapable I guess? Aside from Jazz who looks like a man. She’s replaced Chyna.
CAL SCALE – 0
The Undertaker, Kane, The Big Show, Chris Jericho & The Rock Vs Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, Shane McMahon, Booker T & RVD – Winner Take All Survivor Series Elimination Match
This is IT. 5 months of THE INVASION have all led to this. The surviving team not only gets bragging rights, but will determine which company stays in business and which dies forever (except for ECW that comes back for a while lol).
The whole match takes up over ONE HOUR of the PPV time lol. That’s video package, entrances and then the actual match. And you know what? I don’t care. It’s all done so well. Say what you want about the Invasion Angle, but they DID get some shit right. This match is one of them.
JR to Heyman: “JIM CORNETTE CAN REPLACE YOU TOMORROW, PAL!” .
Instead we got Lawler .
Rock and Austin start things off. Whatever. Go away already, Rock.
HUGE pop for RVD.
So Vince was supposed to be in this match along with Shane, but Big Show ended up taking Vince’s spot. Anyone else think this could have been so much more awesome if VINCE was in it? Having him interact with Austin? How could that have been?
Team WWF dominates early on, with everyone getting a turn at coming in and showing up THE ALLIANCE. Shane O’Mac keeps running into the ring and breaking up pin attempts like an annoying little fucker. Just gonna make his eventual elimination that much sweeter .
BIG SHOW comes in and just rips into everyone, until he ends up taking a finisher from everyone bar Austin and Shane McMahon pins him!!!
Shane is all happy because he eliminated the giant from this match… and ends up getting a face full of ROCK PUNCHES.
And now it’s time for SHANE to take everyone’s finisher and he is eliminated too! Awesome to see Undertaker bring out the TOMBSTONE for this occasion too.
BODY SLAM~! BODY SLAM~! BODY SLAM~! HOW TALENTED IS BOOKER T?!?!
Big brawl erupts. RVD eliminates KANE! With a kick to the face. Off the ropes.
LAST RIDE TO ANGLE~! STUNNER TO UNDERTAKER! Austin pulls Angle over Undertaker… and the DEAD MAN is done . That leaves us with Rock & Jericho for Team WWF. BOOOO. Undertaker means more to that company than either of them.
Booker T loses to a roll up. LOL.
to set up the roll up, Rock sends Booker right into Angle and knocks him off the apron, and RVD just kinda looks down at Angle like “the fuck you doing?” .
Jericho eliminates RVD with THE BREAKDOWN but despite using it to beat The Rock for the WCW title at No Mercy, the move still hasn’t been established yet and NOBODY reacts to it… making RVD’s elimination seem totally random. Even BILLY KIDMAN can’t believe it ended there!!!
Down to Angle & Austin Vs Jericho & Rock. Angle & Austin battled like crazy just a couple of months ago over the WWF title, and Rock and Jericho have recently been battling over the WCW title. So an interesting choice for the final men on each team. PLUS just a week or so ago in England for Rebellion, Angle and Jericho had a match together and Rock and Austin fought as well!
Angle, an OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST IN WRESTLING just lost to a Sharpshooter… from THE ROCK . Lowest point in his career .
Austin is now fighting for THE ALLIANCE by himself! An odd position to put the heel into for a match of this importance but whatever.
Jericho is eliminated! He’s so fucked off he… HIS ROCK WITH THE BREAKDOWN! The WWF Locker room is SHOCKED, and UNDERTAKER shows up to make sure Jericho doesn’t do anything else.
Rock and Austin are the final 2 now, and I guess it’s kind of fitting. This whole thing kinda started at WM when Austin turned heel to beat Rock for the WWF Title, and from the heel turn Austin then turned on the WWF and tried to put it out of business. So ending with those same 2 guys IS kinda cool. Sorta. Fuck you Rock.
Heyman: “WHY ISN’T HEBNER CALLING FOR THE BELL?”
JR: “BECAUSE ROCK ISN’T TAPPING!!!”
Heyman: “WELL THAT NEVER STOPPED HIM BEFORE AT SURVIVOR SERIES!”
Oh god another Sharpshooter by Rock. I think Rock Vs Miz in a submission match might very well be the WORST MATCH EVER on paper.
STUNNER BY THE ROCK~!
NICK PATRICK~! HE BREAKS UP A PIN AND TAKES OUT HEBNER!!!
ROCK BOTTOM BY AUSTIN~!
Rock kicks out, so Austin attacks Nick for not counting to 3!!! Then he brings in Hebner because, I dunno, he thinks a WWF referee is gonna do a better job… nope. Hebner gets taken out within seconds .
STUNNER! THE ROCK IS DONE FOR! YES! But there is no referee!
KURT ANGLE! HE GRABS THE WWF TITLE… AND CRACKS AUSTIN IN THE FACE!!! ROCK BOTTOM! THE 3! WWF HAS WON IT! THE ALLIANCE IS DEAD! ANGLE SCREWED THE ALLIANCE!!!
This is a rather awesome tag match. Tons of fun and some great shit throughout. Probably the best Survivor Series Elimination match, though that huge 16 man one from either 88 or 89 could challenge it.
CAL SCALE – 7
Overall CAL SCALE – 13.5