I remember being pretty excited for thie show, mostly because of the very good/memorable buildup. The undercard was decent, but largely forgettable, however, all of that pales in comparison to the CLASSIC main event between Steve Austin and Dude Love. Everything about that match screams classic and it still holds up today very well, and overall this show was better than WCW's Slamboree PPV that same month.
Post by ashcruse1978 on Dec 25, 2012 23:31:38 GMT -5
This is just a two match show, honestly. The DX vs. Nation match, which was pretty good... and the main event: Austin vs. Dude Love, which is probably the definition of a show saver. An amazing match with lots of drama surrounding it as the deck seems stacked vs. Austin. Austin using Vince's limp hand to count the three is a true iconic moment of 1998 and the WWF in general.
Over the Edge 98 to end the month of May. LOD vs. Skull & 8-Ball was ok. Jarrett vs. Blackman wasn't bad. Mero + Sable = WASTE OF TIME. El Gigante vs. Dennis Stamp would of been better. The Japanese group with 1980's Mr. Fuji lookalike Yamaguchi San vs. Bradshaw & Taka was ok. Rock vs. No Please No Farooq was good. Kane Vader was ok. Nation vs. DX was good from start to finish. Mad Dog Vachon & Crusher get physical with Lawler. Austin Dude Love was good and with Undertaker involved made the main event good. Overall, good event.
Post by 666thegame666 on Dec 26, 2012 5:01:18 GMT -5
LOD vs DOA: Why the fuck is DOA around. This match is bad and not a good way to start off a show.
Jeff Jarrett vs Steve Blackman: The odd PPV pairing returns here with a poor match. I mark for Blackman but this is bad.
Kaientai vs Taka and Bradshaw: Kaientai make their way to the WWF. These guys were great in Japan but it sucks how they are booked in this run. Heels get the win. Also Taka and Bradshaw were a nice pair together.
Marc Mero vs Sable: This barely qualifies as a match. Mero wins to get heat
Rock vs Farooq: THis is fucking bad like really bad. Rock wins.
Kane vs Vader: Another really bad match. I guess the point of the mask match was to get interest in seeing Kane unmasked but whats the point of unmasking Vader when you can clearly see his face while his mask is on. Kane kills Vader again and If I remember well Vader refers to himself as a Fat Piece Of Shit after this match.
The Nation vs DX: Well we get a good version of a gang war here and not that fucking Biker vs Mexican Gangster shit. Match isnt that good. DX are really over by this point and well established faces. Nation win to continue their feud in future months.
Steve Austin vs Dude Love: Great match and a match which saves this show from being a complete bomb. The idea of having McMahon, Brisco and Patterson all be at ringside here is great and the videos they did for Vince, Pat and Gerry in the weeks leading up to this are classic IMO. Austin and Foley again beat the piss out of each and hey even Taker shows up to scare the living shit out of Vince. Austin retains the belt as he continues to carry the WWF.
1. LOD def DOA ½* 2. Jeff Jarrett def Steve Blackman ½* 3. Marc Mero def Sable (No Rating) 4. Kaientai def Bradshaw and Taka **½ 5. The Rock def Farooq -* 6. Kane def Vader DUD 7. The Nation def DX *½ 8. Steve Austin def Dude Love ****½
This is another PPV that has a pretty horrendous undercard but a great main event. LOD are an absolute mess by this point especially Hawk who shouldn't have been allowed in the ring. Their match with the DOA is embarrassing by their standards. Was funny watching Faarooq completely miss the steel chair with his piledriver on The Rock. Worse still, JR was trying to make out that his head definitely did hit the chair. Then again JR also said on this night "Steve Blackman has so much natural ability". I was nearly sick when I heard that sentence. It's amazing what a short memory the WWF thinks we have, especially when you consider we are treated to a Mask vs Mask match with Jerry Lawler guessing what Vader's face might really look like. I think we all know that Vader takes his mask off pretty much every time any of his matches go over about 5 minutes. JR comes out with another good line "Can anybody stop Kane? He looks to be unstoppable". Yeah I'm pretty sure we have seen the Undertaker beat him twice in the last two months. Chants of 'BORING' gather during the six man tag but it was great to see the Nation get the win with Owen Hart scoring the pin on that big nosed prick. Finally a great main event between Stone Cold and Dude Love with Mr McMahon playing his part brilliantly too. A much improved match compared to their one at Unforgiven and the constant rule changes made the match more enjoyable. Overall not a great show but the signs are looking good with plenty to build upon.
First two matches are best off forgotten, LOD vs DOA was depressing to watch and who really cared about Jarrett vs Blackman?
Rock has a fun cheap heat segment and Faarooq comes out to deliver the first piledriver of the night. There are about six or seven over the course of this show – funny to think that the move would be banned a few years later.
Kaientai vs Taka and Bradshaw was ok, it's a shame the WWF never let the four Japanese guys go out and work their own style. A fourway for Taka's Light Heavyweight Title could have been fun. The finish of this match makes Bradshaw look like a goof as Taka is pinned about 3 feet away from him and he doesn't break it up.
Rock v Farooq is slow and sloppy, with a horrendous false finish. Rocky winning is the only good part.
Kane vs Vader is a boring kick/punch affair, and the mask vs mask stipulation telegraphs the result.
DX vs Nation. The effort is there, but this match goes long and the crowd loses interest. Nice to see Owen get a win over Triple H after his repeated jobbing earlier in the year. JR gets the line of the night with “Mark Henry just jerked Chyna off ...the apron!”.
Austin and Dude Love top their Unforgiven match with a fantastic brawl. Both guys take some nasty bumps around the entranceway and props to Vince for eating another brutal chair shot. Fantastic main event that really saved this show after a pretty shocking undercard.
Decent show with the main event and the six man tag being the two standout matches. I didn't really get why Kane was still feuding with Vader who was pretty much dead in the water at this point. Having the mask vs mask stipulation was dumb and made the outcome even more predictable then it normally would've been. Also why would Vader even care about losing his mask when it fell off in almost every match he was in ever in anyways. Really enjoyed the six man tag with DX vs the Nation. Good work from everyone involved. Nice to see Owen finally get one over on Triple H. I thought Owen joining the Nation was a good idea as it really made sense sense in the storyline as he had been outnumbered and beaten up by DX for months causing him to snap and allign himself with a group of heels in desperation so he could have backup. Main event was great. Dude Love was kind of an odd choice to be Austin's first title challenger I thought, but they ended up getting two good PPV main events out of him so I can't complain about it too much.
Dear mother of God is that main event awesome! Austin vs Dude with Vince as ref has got to be one of the greatest matches of all time! Everything about it is great, Pat's introductions to Austin & Foley just beating the holy shit out of each other, to J.R & King's commentary, this match just has it all. there's a certain number of matches that I watch whenever I need an energy boost, this match is def. high on that list. I remember when Taker was about to chokeslam Pat through the announcer's table screaming "KILL HIM! KILL HIM!"YEAAAHHH!" Hey, I was twelve. I could be wrong but I remember barely hearing the commentary during the original broadcast because the crowd was so loud. Who could blame them? Vince's crazy tight referee's shirt was also hilarious to behold. Without question one of the greatest WWF title matches of the Attitude Era & of PPV history.
Last Edit: Dec 27, 2012 21:04:56 GMT -5 by Nuney86
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Post by icemandave on Dec 27, 2012 20:33:28 GMT -5
We are treated to another brilliant main event with a very mediocre undercard. The battle of the initials starts us in underwhelming style, and then the style if Jarrett and Blackman leaves us longing for the gang wars. We get a great little Raw-like segment with Rock and Farooq. The ppv debut of Kaientai is fun. Taka and unlikely ally Bradshaw help provide our first watchable match of the night.
Rock is unable to lift the game of Farooq, and we all cheer wildly when the people's champ retails his IC title. Kane and Vader go one more time, and again Kane destroys the mastadon.
The DX vs Nation match is entertaining. Newly turned faces DX bring the excitement, and Owen Hart finally gets a win over Hunter. Sadly, now we want Hunter to come out on top.
Finally we have the awesome main event. This match is probably my favourite Austin title defense of 98. He and Dude Love again tear the house down, aided by our new favourite guest ref, Vince McMahon. Patterson and Briscoe are hysterical in their roles, and it all comes together for a great main event. Even Taker at ringside helps the story of the match. A fun, show stealing and saving main event.
Post by lifelongwwefan on Dec 29, 2012 19:17:51 GMT -5
Over The Edge heads to Milwaukee and is not a bad PPV. I remember watching it a couple times and not really liking it overall but a couple years ago watched it again on Youtube and it turned out better. LOD vs DOA kick things off in a Feud that would carry on well into the late Fall of 1998 with The Road Warriors getting the win. Jeff Jarrett takes on Steve Blackman with Double J scoring the win in an ok Match. Marc Mero/Sable was your typical Vince Russo style booking with Mero scoring a quick pinfall & Sable is Fired for now. Kaientai win in their PPV Debut against Taka & Bradshaw in 3 on 2 Handicap bout. The Rock keeps the IC Title in a short Match against his former Nation Leader Faarooq,I did like Rock's Promo before the Match ripping on Milwaukee and Faarooq coming out to drop him with a Piledriver. Kane/Vader in a Mask vs Mask Match although im not sure why this was a Mask Match since we knew what Vader looked like but Kane wins to end their Feud. DX vs The Nation was next and this is my Favorite Faction Feud. Match is soild and everyone worked hard with Owen Hart scoring the win on Triple H. Finally an awesome Main Event for the WWF Title between Stone Cold Steve Austin & Dude Love. Vince once again stacks the deck against Austin having himself as Referee,Patterson & Brisco as Timekeeper & Ring Announcer. Great Match and Vince takes another wicked Chair shot which leads to Austin counting the fall with Vince's limp hand in one of the best moments of the Attitude Era.
Overall not a bad PPV and things really begin to heat up in the Summer of 1998.
Was pleased to be at this show live. I'm one of the socially awkward twenty-somethings holding up signs spelling out "DA CRUSHER." I was already familiar with Kaientai through tape trading, so, besides the main event, this was the biggest match on the card for me.