2002 PPV Rambles – End of Year Thoughts

Posted on: June 8th, 2014 by Big Cal

Well, I’ve finally got through 2002 PPV’s! Overall, a great year with some awesome matches, though it WAS a step down in quality from 2000 and 2001. The main reason for this imo was the brand split, which kept wrestlers away from each other and prevented us from always getting the best match ups that WWE could offer us at the time. However, for the most part things were still great, and we still ended up with some incredible match ups throughout the year.

 

So who was the best wrestler on PPV in 2002? Well for my money, it’s all about THE UNDERTAKER. Guy was a beast. Despite being involved in 2 of the worst PPV matches you are ever likely to see (Vs HHH), he completely DOMINATED the top 10 matches of the year list, including being in my overall 2002 MOTY against Brock Lesnar in the Hell in a Cell match at No Mercy (which I gave the full ***** to on this watch). His character as a heel was incredible, then his babyface turn lead to the awesome feud with Lesnar.

 

And of course, best PPV of the year for 2002 absolutely goes to SummerSlam. Despite me not loving the HBK/HHH match as much as I once did, the quality of the show overall out performs any other PPV in 2002, and any other PPV from 2000 and 2001 with the exception of Backlash 2000!!!

 

2002 PPV’s on the CAL SCALE:

SummerSlam – 24
Survivor Series – 20
Royal Rumble – 17.5
No Mercy – 15.5
Vengeance 2002 – 15
Backlash – 15
WrestleMania X8 – 14.5
No Way Out – 12.5
Armageddon – 10.5
Unforgiven – 10.5
King of the Ring – 8
Judgment Day – 7.5
Global Warning Tour – 6.5
Rebellion – 2.5
Insurrextion – 1

Total – 180.5

 

2002 PPV compared to 2000 and 2001:

 

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And finally, all the PPV matches ranked in order from worst to best:

 

Edge Vs Booker T – NO – -1 (WrestleMania X8)
Trish Stratus Vs Molly Holly – NO – -1 (Unforgiven)
Victoria Vs Trish Stratus Vs Jacqueline – NO – -1 (Armageddon)
Trish Stratus Vs Stacy Keibler – NO – -1 (Judgment Day)
Molly Holly Vs Trish Stratus – NO – -1 (King of the Ring)
John Cena & Dawn Marie Vs Billy Kidman & Torrie Wilson – NO – -1 (Rebellion)
Trish Stratus & Jacqueline Vs Molly Holly & Jazz – NO – -1 (Insurrextion)
Dawn Marie Vs Torrie Wilson – NO – -1 (No Mercy)
Trish Stratus Vs Jazz – NO – -1 (Backlash)
Trish Stratus Vs Victoria – NO – -1 (No Mercy)
Billy & Chuck Vs Rikishi & Rico – NO – -1 (Judgment Day)
The Undertaker Vs Triple H – DUD – 0 (King of the Ring)
The Undertaker Vs Triple H – DUD – 0 (Insurexxtion)
Triple H Vs Hulk Hogan – DUD – 0 (Backlash)
Triple H Vs Chris Jericho – DUD – 0 (Judgment Day)
Billy & Chuck Vs 3 Minute Warning – DUD – 0 (Unforgiven)
Stacy Keibler Vs Torrie Wilson – DUD – 0 (Global Warning Tour)
Booker T Vs Matt Hardy – 1/4* – 0 (Rebellion)
Funaki Vs Crash Holly – 1/4* – 0 (Rebellion)
Rikishi Vs Rico – 1/4* – 0 (Global Warning Tour)
The Big Valbowski & Chuck Palumbo Vs Ron Simmons & D-Von – 1/4* – 0 (Rebellion)
Triple H Vs Kurt Angle – 1/4* – 0 (No Way Out)
Steven Richards Vs Booker T – 1/4* – 0 (Insurrextion)
Test & Booker T Vs Tazz & Spike Dudley – 1/2* – 0 (No Way Out)
Billy & Chuck Vs Al Snow & Maven – WWF Tag Team Championship Match – 1/2* – 0 (Backlash)
Edge Vs A-Train – 1/2* – 0 (Armageddon)
Triple H Vs Rob Van Dam – * – 0 (Unforgiven)
Shawn Michaels Vs Triple H – * – 0 (Armageddon)
Edge & Hulk Hogan Vs Lance Storm & Christian – * – 0 (Vengeance)
Chris Jericho Vs John Cena – * – 0 (Vengeance)
Steve Austin Vs Scott Hall – * – 0 (WrestleMania X8)
Scott Hall Vs Bradshaw – * – 0 (Backlash)
Eddie Guerrero Vs Rob Van Dam – * – 0 (Insurrextion)
Steve Austin Vs The Big Show – * – 0 (Insurrextion)
Chris Benoit Vs Kurt Angle – * – 0 (Unforgiven)
Tajiri Vs Rey Mysterio Vs Jamie Noble – * – 0 (Rebellion)
Goldust Vs Maven – * – 0 (WrestleMania X8)
Jazz Vs Trish Stratus Vs Lita – * – 0 (WrestleMania X8)
Spike Dudley Vs William Regal – *1/4 – 0.5 (Insurrextion)
Chris Jericho Vs Steve Austin – *1/2 – 0.5 (No Way Out)
The Hardy Boys Vs Brock Lesnar & Shawn Stasiak – *1/2 – 0.5 (Insurrextion)
Jamie Noble Vs The Hurricane – ** – 0.5 (Global Warning Tour)
Jamie Noble Vs Billy Kidman – ** – 0.5 (Vengeance)
Albert Vs Rikisi – ** – 0.5 (Rebellion)
Eddie Guerrero Vs Ric Flair – ** – 0.5 (King of the Ring)
Jamie Noble Vs The Hurricane – ** – 0.5 (King of the Ring)
Chris Jericho Vs Triple H – ** – 0.5 (WrestleMania X8)
Jazz Vs Trish Stratus – ** – 0.5 (Royal Rumble)
Chris Jericho Vs Ric Flair – ** – 0/5 (Unforgiven)
Kane Vs Batista – ** – 0.5 (Armageddon)
Chris Jericho & Christian Vs Goldust & Booker T – ** – 0.5 (No Mercy)
William Regal Vs Jeff Hardy – ** – 0.5 (Vengeance)
Hulk Hogan Vs The Undertaker – ** – 0.5 (Judgment Day)
The Hardy Boys Vs Brock Lesnar & Paul Heyman – **1/4 – 1 (Judgment Day)
Triple H Vs Kane – **1/4 – 1 (No Mercy)
Bradshaw Vs X-Pac – **1/2 – 1 (Insurrextion)
Test Vs Brock Lesnar – **1/2 – 1 (King of the Ring)
Brock Lesnar Vs Jeff Hardy – **1/2 – 1 (Backlash)
Brock Lesnar & Paul Heyman Vs Edge – **1/2 – 1 (Rebellion)
Kurt Angle Vs Hulk Hogan – **1/2 – 1 (King of the Ring)
Ric Flair Vs Rob Van Dam – **3/4 – 1 (No Mercy)
Trish Stratus Vs Victoria – **3/4 – 1 (Survivor Series)
Scotty 2 Hotty & Albert Vs Christian & Lance Storm Vs The Hardy Boys Vs The Dudley Boys Vs Billy & Chuck Vs The APA – **3/4 – 1 (No Way Out)
Kurt Angle Vs Kane – **3/4 – 1 (WrestleMania X8)
The Dudley Boys Vs Tazz & Spike – **3/4 – 1 (Royal Rumble)
The Undertaker Vs Test – **3/4 – 1 (SummerSlam)
Chris Jericho Vs Edge – *** – 2 (Global Warning Tour)
Lance Storm & Christian Vs Billy Kidman & Rey Mysterio – *** – 2 (Global Warning Tour)
Rob Van Dam Vs William Regal – *** – 2 (WrestleMania X8)
Chris Benoit & Kurt Angle Vs Los Guerreros – *** – 2 (Rebellion)
Chris Benoit & Kurt Angle Vs Rey Mysterio & Edge – *** – 2 (No Mercy)
Shawn Michaels Vs Triple H – *** – 2 (SummerSlam)
Chris Jericho Vs Ric Flair – *** – 2 (SummerSlam)
Brock Lesnar Vs Rob Van Dam – *** – 2 (King of the Ring)
Christian Vs DDP – *** – 2 (WrestleMania X8)
The Un-Americans Vs Booker T, Goldust, Bubba Ray Dudley & Kane – *** – 2 (Unforgiven)
The Dudley Boys Vs The Hardy Boys Vs APA Vs Billy & Chuck – *** – 2 (WrestleMania X8)
Eddie Guerrero Vs Edge – *** – 2 (SummerSlam)
Hulk Hogan Vs The Rock – *** – 2 (WrestleMania X8)
Kurt Angle Vs Edge – ***1/4 – 2 (Backlash)
Edge Vs Kurt Angle – ***1/4 – 2 (Judgment Day)
Ric Flair Vs Mr McMahon – ***1/4 – 2 (Royal Rumble)
The Rock Vs Triple H Vs Brock Lesnar – ***1/4 – 2 (Global Warning Tour)
Goldust Vs Rob Van Dam – ***1/4 – 2 (No Way Out)
Steve Austin Vs The Big Show & Ric Flair – ***1/4 – 2 (Judgment Day)
The Big Show Vs Booker T – ***1/4 – 2 (Vengeance)
Brock Lesnar Vs The Big Show – ***1/4 – 2 (Survivor Series)
Chris Benoit Vs Rob Van Dam – ***1/2 – 3 (SummerSlam)
Jamie Noble Vs Billy Kidman – ***1/2 – 3 (Survivor Series)
The Rock Vs Chris Jericho – ***1/2 – 3 (Royal Rumble)
Bubba Ray & Spike Dudley & Jeff Hardy Vs 3 Minute Warning & Rico – ***1/2 – 3 (Survivor Series)
The Big Show Vs Kurt Angle – ***1/2 – 3 (Armageddon)
Bubba Ray & Spike Dudley Vs Chris Benoit & Eddie Guerrero – ***1/2 – 3 (Vengeance)
Billy Kidman Vs Tajiri – ***1/2 – 3 (Backlash)
Eddie Guerrero Vs Edge – ***1/2 – 3 (Unforgiven)
Edge Vs William Regal – ***1/2 – 3 (No Way Out)
Eddie Guerrero Vs Chris Benoit – ***3/4 – 4 (Armageddon)
Rey Mysterio Vs Kurt Angle – ***3/4 – 4 (SummerSlam)
Brock Lesnar Vs Rob Van Dam – ***3/4 – 4 (Vengeance)
Chris Jericho Vs Rob Van Dam – ***3/4 – 4 (King of the Ring)
Jamie Noble Vs Tajiri – ***3/4 – 4 (No Mercy)
Eddie Guerrero Vs Rob Van Dam – ***3/4 – 4 (Judgment Day)
Booker T & Goldust Vs Lance Storm & Christian – ***3/4 – 4 (SummerSlam)
The Dudley Boys Vs Lance Storm & William Regal Vs Booker T & Goldust Vs Chris Jericho & Christian – ***3/4 – 4 (Armageddon)
William Regal Vs Edge – ***3/4 – 4 (Royal Rumble)
Triple H Vs Shawn Michaels Vs Chris Jericho Vs Booker T Vs RVD Vs Kane – **** – 5 (Survivor Series)
Rob Van Dam Vs Eddie Guerrero – **** – 5 (Backlash)
The Undertaker Vs Steve Austin – **** – 5 (Backlash)
The Undertaker Vs The Rock Vs Kurt Angle – **** – 5 (Vengeance)
The Undertaker Vs The Rock – ****1/4 – 6 (No Way Out)
Edge & Rey Mysterio Vs Chris Benoit & Kurt Angle Vs Los Guerreros – ****1/4 – 6 (Survivor Series)
Brock Lesnar Vs The Undertaker – ****1/4 – 6 (Unforgiven)
The Rock Vs Brock Lesnar – ****1/4 – 6 (SummerSlam)
The Undertaker Vs Ric Flair – ****1/4 – 6 (WrestleMania X8)
30 Man Royal Rumble Match – ****1/2 – 7 (Royal Rumble)
Brock Lesnar Vs The Undertaker – ***** – 9 (No Mercy)

 

Next week, Sunday 15th June 2014, we start off the 2003 PPv Rambles, with SummerSlam!!!

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