Post by lifelongwwefan on Feb 1, 2013 17:04:35 GMT -5
I think that Poster is one of my all time Favorite WWF/E PPV Posters. Breakdown heads north of the border in Hamilton Ontario Canada to kick off an interesting Fall in the Company. Edge & Owen Hart have a good opener and we see the Debut of Edge's Brother Christian make his Debut. Owen gets the win in his Home Country against his fellow Canadien. Al Snow & Scorpio take on Too Much in Tag Team Action in an ok Match with the Former ECW guys getting the win. Marc Mero then takes on Droz in a Match that I don't know why it was taking place but Mero wins with the Marvelocity. Bradshaw & Vader then meet in a Falls Count Anywhere Match which was not bad,Bradshaw gets the win and the last hurrah for Vader on PPV. D-Lo Brown & Gangrel meet in another I have no idea why they met Match but its pretty good with D-Lo scoring the win thanks to Mark Henry. The Rock,Mankind,and Ken Shamrock meet inside a Steel Cage to determine the #1 Contender to the WWF Title in a awesome Match. Foley missing the elbow from the top,wacking Shamrock with a Chair,and Rock's Double People's Elbow are the main highlights here. Rock gets the win on Shamrock while Mankind tries to climb out of the Cage and is #1 Contender. Val Venis & the Former Goldust Dustin Runnels follow in a decent bout with Terri at Ringside. Val gets the win but has not seen the last of Dustin. DX continue their Feud with Jeff Jarrett & his Southern Justice in a pretty good 6-Man Tag. DX wins but X-Pac takes a wicked Guitar shot from Jarrett in his eye. WWF Title in the Triple Threat as Stone Cold Steve Austin meets both Undertaker & Kane. Good Main Event as Austin does all he can to fight off Taker & Kane but are too much. The Brothers pin Austin to end his Title reign but who is the Champion? Overall a decent PPV,bring on Judgment Day.
WWF followed up one of the best PPV's of all time with a subpar effort in Breakdown 1998. Everything feels transitional and the only real highlight is the very good triple threat cage match. The ending of the main event is fairly clever and led to some great stuff down the road but feels like a pretty cheap cliffhanger to people that bought this PPV.
After the most memorable summer in WWF history, it's time to crash from the terrific Summerslam show & keep pressing on with this somewhat average affair with WWF Breakdown. The good is that the undercard is pretty strong quantity wise. The bad is that Vince Russio was in charge of the booking & it shows. Matches with no backstory, that are too short, & just aren't very good.
The triple threat steel cage match is a fun watch as Rock starts to get SERIOUSLY hot as a babyface. While the fans still loved Austin, they needed another guy to get behind, & Rock was the man of the hour after having disbanded the Nation. Mick thinking he's Jimmy Snuka & flying off the cage is a great bump as Mick continues to risk his career for our enjoyment. Just a good match that's always fun to watch.
The Stone Cold reign as WWF champion comes to an end as Austin loses the title in a pretty pedestrian triple threat match. It's too bad that Austin's reign as champ didn't last a bit longer. The ending visual is great though with Vince giving the finger to Austin from his limo shouting "You don't have it anymoa!"
All ll I have to say about this show really. Pretty plain Jane of a show as it's kind of just there. It's a good way to kill three hours, but nothing else.
A very average show overall. Edge/Owen was a good opener but other then that the undercard was pretty forgettable. The triple threat cage match is definitely the high point of the show. Very entertaining match with all three guys really beating the crap out of each other. It's amazing how quickly and how big Rock got over as a face after being a fairly big heel only a month before. Didn't care for the main event at all. I thought it started promising with Austin trying a divide and conquer strategy by attacking Undertaker during his entrance so he could fight Kane one on one. However it quickly just turned into a boring two on one beatdown that went way too long. I did like the finish though as it did a nice job making you wonder what was going to happen next with the feud and the championship.
Last Edit: Feb 2, 2013 2:14:28 GMT -5 by coldstone
Post by 666thegame666 on Feb 2, 2013 0:58:18 GMT -5
1. Owen Hart vs Edge: This is a real good openner just two great workers going out and having a good match. Owen gets a win which is nice seeing how he was booked at the start of the year with all the BS with Michaels and HHH.
2. Al Snow & Scorpio vs Too Much: So the Snow vs Too Much thing continues here from KOTR and thank god they have Snow a good worker in Scorpio to team with and not Head. This is a pretty solid tag match with 4 solid workers. Snow and Scorpio get the win.
3. Marc Mero vs Droz: Weird seeing Mero wrestle on PPV in something that does not involve Sable or Jackie. This is a poor match both these guys aren't great workers and it shows with this match. Mero gets the win and I still fucking hate him.
4. Bradshaw vs Vader: The Vader burial continues here. Honestly he just needs to leave WWF now cos this is sad. I have no idea why they felt the need to make this falls count anyhwere but here we are.
5. D-Lo vs Gangrel: Im really digging D-Lo now. Gangrel has a great entrance but honestly thats all it is really. D-Lo wins in what was a poor match here.
6. The Rock vs Mankind vs Ken Shamrock: This is easily match of the night. All 3 of these guys put on one hell of a cage match that gets underlocked by other cage matches. Rock walks out the winner and hes really getting quite the following now isn't he.
7. Val Venis vs Dustin Runnels: So Dustin Runnels the Preacher takes on the pornstar cos the Pornstar messed around with The Preachers wife well this a Russo. Considering both these guys are solid workers this match is quite poor. Venis wins thankfully cos I hated this Runnels character.
8. DX vs Southern Justice: Jarrett and X-Pac continue their feud from Summerslam and the tag teams join the action. I know they gave the Godwins make overs here for the new era but I still don't like them. DX win in another bad match on this show. I would of rather seen another Xpac vs Jarrett match than this mess.
9. Kane & The Undertaker vs Steve Austin: I know this would built up as a 3 way but its a glorified Handicap match. The Brothers Of Destruction come together to end Austins 2nd World Title run with a double pin. The match is ok but is a weak main event in terms of in ring action. As we end the show the one question we have is Who Will Be The New WWF Champion.
Overall this is a poor show. The cage match is the lone great match and the Owen vs Edge match is solid the rest comes off as poor and just meaningless. Did we really need Vader and Bradshaw in a falls countanywere match on this show. The main event is one of them shows we see the end to a bunch of times but its not a memorable match like many main events are of this time.
1. Owen Hart def Edge **¾ 2. Al Snow & Scorpio vs Too Much **¼ 3. Mero vs Droz ¼* 4. Bradshaw vs Vader *½ 5. D-Lo vs Gangrel ¼* 6. The Rock vs Mankind vs Ken Shamrock ***½ 7. Val Venis vs Dustin Runnels ¾* 8. DX vs Southern Justice *¾ 9. The Undertaker & Kane vs Steve Austin **¼
Breakdown is a two match show. The triple threat cage match was a really good hidden gem that doesn't get near enough love. The show becomes rather historic for the main event as the Steve era slows down and the title becomes vacant. This sets up the most iconic Raws ever over the next couple months. We all know where this leads so I will let you two articulate it over the next month or so. Breakdown is definitely an important point on the timeline of the Austin-McMahon feud.
Guess Whos Back Its Safazio Sorry Boys I've Been Busy with work I've Haven't Had Time to Feedbacks lately But I'm Back Better then Ever I really Miss you Guys, I Got to see Breakdown with My uncle Who was Living In Cambridge so we couldn't go to Copps to see it Because I had School The Next Day But I was Fine and So was my PPV Streak! Anyways I enjoyed The steel cage match all the Three Guys Rock,Mankind,Ken Shamrock would dominate The rest of 1998 and I was looking Forward To The Triple Threat Match and I gotta Say PICs the Finish was pretty good Vince Screwing Everybody out of the title was genius and that Meant Austin would be chasing after the title which I loved BTW, plus it was a set up for the Next Night on RAW and The next PPV Anyways Austin,Undertaker,Kane all 3 good workers at this point like Come On This was what 1998 was made for and Um I discovered at this point some small indy wrestler coming up at this point more on him soon!
Following up an outstanding Summerslam was always going to be tough, and Breakdown does a solid job, but never really clicks into top gear.
The show opens with a good pacy match, Edge clearly has some in-ring talent, and who better than Owen to help make him look good? Al Snow gets some revenge over Too Much, who can't seem keep their hands off each other. Way better than that awful King of the Ring handicap match.
Marc Mero makes his win over Droz worthwhile by hitting the awesome Marvelocity. In stark contrast, Vader kicks out of Bradshaw's clothesline, so Bradshaw just hits it again and then busts out a neckbreaker. Weird finish to that match.
Triple threat cage match steals the show, the three-man abdominal stretch was a sweet spot, and Foley's flying elbow was another great moment. Really smart finish that elevates both Rock and Mankind, who started to show their great chemistry together in this often-forgotten classic.
Dustin vs Val is an alright match but the setup seems weird, as Runnels seems to be an underdog heel.
6-man tag is fine, Southern Justice look way better than in their Godwinn days, putting them with Jarrett was a smart move.
Main event isn't great, just the usual Taker/Kane offense with Austin getting beaten down for the most part. Screwy finish is a classic Monday Night Wars move to get people to tune in for Raw.
All in all a pretty decent offering. The strong midcard is really starting to roll, but the main event scene over the next month or so isn't much to look forward to.
After the amazing Summerslam, we get a return to the struggling undercard and strong main event level matches at this event. Owen Hart meets Edge in a reasonable opener, but it is sad to see Owen transitioning down the card. Al Snow and Scorpio beat too Much in a match that does nothing to set the world on fire. Mero and Droz is a waste. Why have Droz lose here when Mero is on the way down the card?? Bradshaw sends Vader out of the company with a loss in a very stiff, but forgettable match. Surprisingly, D-Lo and Gangrel do not put on much of a match either, while Dustin Runnels seems to be treading water, and bringing Val down with him in their lousy match. Then DX struggle to get anything out of Southern Justice and Jarrett. it really made me wonder how we got such a good Summerslam at times.
Again, the two main event level matches save the show. Both triple threats. The Rock, Mankind and Shamrock match steals the show. It is a fantastic match, with a lot of good action, showing that these men have deserved their push. The cage gimmick was not needed, but helped add to the intrigue of the match. Thank You Rock for stepping up your game. The other triple Threat, while not as good in-ring, certainly had a good storyline, as Kane and Undertaker take Austin out, but, can't agree who shall win. They finally both cover Austin. I remember being very annoyed that they took the belt off of Austin here. I felt that his reign should have lasted longer. I know Austin chasing the title, and revenge on McMahon made for a great story, but they could have waited a month or two before taking the title.