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ALL HAIL KING KURT

  • May 21, 2013
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WWF
KING OF THE RING 2000

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The thing I miss most about wrestling now days is the King of the Ring PPV, honestly it may have been my favorite of all the events. It has always been a tossup between this and the Royal Rumble because I love tournaments and battle royals. So I felt the need to go back and watch one of these events. I decided on this one mainly because I haven't seen it in a while.

1.[QUARTER FINAL MATCH]RIKISHI VS CHRIS BENOIT-really good and quick opening match do to the actions of "the crip... er...murderer". Rikishi had taken the I-C title from Benoit so he was looking for revenge. He finds it minutes into the match as he attacks Rikishi with a chair earning a DQ. That of course advances Rikishi into the next round.

2.[QUARTER FINAL MATCH]EDDIE GUERRERO VS VAL VENIS-excellent match right here that was very competitive. Both men looked great here and the outside interference from Chyna and Trish added to the fun. Great back and forth that sees Val getting the win.

3.[QUARTER FINAL MATCH]BULL BUCHANAN VS CRASH HOLLY-this match was the typical bug man vs little guy match. Bull is dominating the entire match but makes that one mistake and gets rolled up real quick for Crash to win.

4.[QUARTER FINAL MATCH]CHRIS JERICHO VS KURT ANGLE-we get another good match right here and why not looking at who is participating in this match. Not as fast paced as some of their previous matches but still a good match. These two work very well together and I never knew how much I missed the Steph/Jericho or Steph/Angle stuff until re-watching this match. Angle gets the win here after the stuff with Steph I was talking about.

5.[TAG TITLE ELIMINATION MATCH]TOO COOL VS EDGE & CHRISTIAN VS T&A VS THE HARDY BOYZ-I am a huge tag team wrestling fan so any time I get a match like this I am excited. This is a great elimination match for the tag titles with some good spots for all teams. But it is Edge & Christian that shine the most here starting with their five second pose [man I miss those]. They end up winning the belts after Christian hits Brian with one of the straps but prior to that they were getting beat by Too Cool. I still can't believe that Scotty's worm was so popular, it still cracks me up. Of course some of the best moments happened between T&A and The Hardy's, so everyone was represented well in this match although it was a little too short for some reason to me.

6.[SEMI FINAL MATCH]RIKISHI VS VAL VENIS-this was a short match mush like Rikishi's first one earlier. There was an actual end to this one as Rikishi defeated Val after catching and slamming him. but after the match when Trish was going to demolished by Rikishi Val saves her and attacks Rikishi with the steps, thus setting things up for later.

7.[SEMI FINAL MATCH]KURT ANGLE VS CRASH HOLLY-I remember thinking at the time that there was actually a chance Crash was going to win this. I knew and was from the beginning always rooting for Kurt to win but there was that chance. The match was a good but short one in which Angle came out on top.

8.[HARDCORE TITLE EVENING GOWN MATCH]PAT PATTERSON VS GERALD BRISCO-this match was made only for comedic value. I am not to sure if it was as funny as they wanted but it was still worth a chuckle or two. All I can say is I was very happy that Crash returns to the ring to take the Hardcore title.

9.[HANDICAP TABLE/DUMPSTER MATCH]ROAD DOGG, X PAC, & TORRI VS THE DUDLEY BOYZ-the main thing about this match was Buh Buh wanted very badly to put Torri threw a table. So because of that The Dudley's had to win a table's match while DX had to win a dumpster match. This was a fun match with all five putting forth a great effort, from double team moves to weapons being used we get it all. The match seems like it is going the way of The Dudley's as they make Road Dogg and X-Pac eat wood. But as they are going for Torri they are attacked from the back by Dogg and Pac and put into the dumpster. Thus DX wins the match and start making their way to the back, only they forget about Torri. This sets up a couple of 3-D's and Torri taking some Dudley wood.

10.[FINALS]KURT ANGLE VS RIKISHI-in the finals we would have the Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle against the injured Rikishi. Now this was another good match with Rikishi trying to fight through the pain that was inflicted against him by Benoit and Val Venis. Kurt was too much for him in the end as he became the King of the Ring. I remember being so happy that he won this, since his debut he had always been a favorite of mine. IT'S TRUE, IT'S TRUE.

11.[WWF TITLE SIX MAN TAG MATCH]-TRIPLE H, VINCE MCMAHON, & SHANE MCMAHON VS THE ROCK, THE UNDERTAKER, & KANE-good main event over all here as the McMahon family unit could lose the title for Triple H if any of them were pinned by any one from the other team. This of course would come into play as Taker, Kane, and Rock would not let each other get the pin at any time. The action gets slow at times but overall it was a good match. The last third of the match is by far the best and that choke slam Shane takes is crazy. But it would be the Rock getting the win and title after pinning Vinnie Mac after a Rock Bottom.

This was a good event in my opinion and much better than people give it credit for. Plus I am a huge Kurt Angle fan so it is a plus that he won. I remember watching this on PPV and rooting for him the whole entire night. So because of his victory I would have to say this was a pretty good event. Also I didn't hate any of the matches; thankfully that hardcore match was short.

ALL HAIL KING KURT ALL HAIL KING KURT

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May 21, 2013
whatever happened to that Rick Rude copy Val Venis?
May 21, 2013
He is working the indies
 
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This was a good event in my opinion and much better than people give it credit for. Plus I am a huge Kurt Angle fan so it is a plus that he won. I remember watching this on PPV and rooting for him the whole entire night. So because of his victory I would have to say this was a pretty good event. Also I didn't hate any of the matches; thankfully that hardcore match was short.
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