Post by dregenrockwell on May 4, 2013 0:44:39 GMT -5
While Fully Loaded was an improvement on the awful KOTR, this was still a patchy filler show.
Edge's brief IC title reign came to an end in a good opener with Jeff Jarrett. With Gangrel costing Edge the title, we move one step closer to the tag division reeking of awesomeness.
We are then provided with 3 more title changes in quick succession. The Hardyz were hot-shotted to the tag titles when they weren't really ready for them, and losing the belts so quickly and dominatingly to the Acolytes in a handicap match that was in their favour buried them rather than pushing them. Mideon should never have had singles gold, so losing to D'lo Brown was for the best. Mideon was only champion because he found the belt, a method later used by Hacksaw Jim Duggan for the WCW Television title. Big Boss Man was back in the Hardcore title picture, and he put on a good brawl with Al Snow to take back the title.
Nodoby cared at all for Big Show and Kane with Bombastic Bob as referee. Big Show and Bob are in cahoots, you say? Who cares? Shamrock defeats Blackman in a hard-hitting, if not too short match in the car park.
The Summer of Ass was already turning into a big pile of ass as Road Dogg & X Pac defeated Chyna and Billy Gunn - the faces managing to carry the heels to a good match.
Triple H and the Rock was another good match, although it was lumbered by the strap stipulation. The Rock cut an excellent, scathing promo on Hunter before the match referring to the curtain call. Hunter becomes number 1 contender and the seeds are seen for a Rock v Billy Gunn feud - I can't wait for that match.
Finally, Austin retains his gold against The Undertaker in another good match lumbered with a poor stip. the Undertaker was a broken down man at this point, and the WWF had got as much milk out of the Austin/Taker cow as they were going to get. As it is the Russo era, there was ANOTHER stipulation based on the outcome of the match. So now Vince was gone from WWF television - lets see how that works out.
This is a show definitely worth watching once, but not a classic by any stretch.
Post by 666thegame666 on May 4, 2013 1:34:06 GMT -5
Back to a good PPV after the shitfest that was KOTR 99.
Edge vs Jarrett: Great opening match here and shock here with Edge coming in as the IC champion. Jarrett wins the belt.
Acolytes vs The Hardyz and Michael Heyes: Hey Michael Heyes in wrestling on a WWF PPV. This match is bad but not as bad as some of the other undercard matches on this show. Acolytes get the win.
D-lo vs Mideon: WHO THE FUCK PUT A BELT ON MIDEON. Good god this is bad and Mideon should not be wrestling period. Thankfully after one year D-Lo takes his spot back as the king of europe.
Bossman vs Al Snow: Well this is fucking trash
Big Show vs Kane: Well they were dumb enough to put this on PPV again and its still fucking trash
Shamrock vs Blackman: Something that should of been really awesome. They had built up Shamrock being this UFC guy and Blackman as this martial arts expert. Sadly we did not get something great an this is really bad.
Road Dogg and X-Pac vs Chyna and Billy Gunn: So a match that determines if the faces or heels who used to be in DX can use the name. Well the concept is dumb and Waltman is the only good worker in this one. Faces win but this whole gimmick will be pretty redundant soon.
Triple H vs The Rock: Alright time to get back to HHH/Rock love these two guys working together. Winner faces the Champ at Summerslam. This is the best match of the night and a forgotten one between these two. HHH wins and gets a shot at the WWF title next month.
Austin vs Taker: At this point im over these two wrestling each other. In 97 and 98 it was fine but now its just dead beyond belief. I guess the whole selling point is that if Austin won than Vince would be banned from WWF TV. Well they go for awhile and its not as great as their match from Summerslam 98. Austin wins retains his title and Mr McMahon is gone from WWF tv for good or is HE?
Overall a pretty solid show. The undercard is pretty trash aside from the opening match. The double main event matches are great and as of now we are looking at Austin vs HHH for the title at Summerslam which is great cos they are my #1 and #2 guys of all time.
1. Jeff Jarrett def Edge *** 2. Acolytes def The Hardyz ** 3. D-Lo def Mideon ¼* 4. Bossman vs Al Snow *¼ 5. Big Show def Kane -* 6. Shamrock def Blackman * 7. Road Dogg & X-Pac def Billy Gunn & Chyna **¼ 8. HHH def The Rock ***¼ 9. Austin def The Undertaker ***¾
After the tragedy at Over the Edge and total suckfest that was King of the Ring 99, the Fed bounces back with a solid Fully Loaded. Show starts with the surprising new IC champ Edge losing the belt back to Jeff Jarrett the night after winning it in a pretty good match which also features Debra in a great green bikini. Next we see the underdog Hardys and weird old man Michael Hayes drop the tag belts back to the Acolytes in a match that focuses way too much on Michael Hayes. The Boss Man wins the Hardcore title in an okay match to make it four new champs in four matches. I was always upset with the DX match, because if you're trying to build up Billy Gunn he shouldn't be jobbing to Road Dogg and X-Pac. Triple H and Rock have a pretty good strap match, where at least it's just used to whip the Hell out of each other and no stupid touch all four corners rule. Austin and Undertaker have a great Russo-rific brawl with something like 5 extra people getting involved and just a notch below their SummerSlam 98 match.
Solid show that was a big improvement from King of the Ring. Edge and Jarrett was a real good opener although I didn't get the point of having Edge winning the title if he was just going to lose it right back. Acolytes vs Hardyz and Michael Hayes was a fun match even though the ending was predictable with the team with the numbers advantage losing due the manager getting caught and pinned at the end. You think they would've learned from the Powers of Pain and Mr. Fuji at Mania 5. Bossman and Snow was a entertaining hardcore brawl. Show and Kane was a lot better then their King of the Ring match, although that's not really saying much. We get the formation of the the Unholy Alliance of Undertaker and Big Show, a cool team that was a good useage of both guys. Don't know why they had Shamrock win and get his revenge on Blackman when they were doing another match at Summerslam. The DX tag match was good although having Billy Gunn get pinned made no sense as they had just started pushing him and he was about to enter a program with Rock. Speaking of Rock, him and Triple H have a great strap match. Triple H picks up the win and seems to poised for big things. Rock unforuntately takes a step back for the next couple of months. Austin/Taker was a good main event that was easily Taker's best match since his match with Austin the year before at Summerslam.
Last Edit: May 4, 2013 12:00:57 GMT -5 by coldstone
Post by lifelongwwefan on May 4, 2013 14:23:08 GMT -5
A much better PPV outing from last month as Buffalo gets Fully Loaded. Edge defends his newly won IC Title against Jeff Jarrett in a pretty good opener. Jarrett wins back the IC Title with some help from Gangrel and then gets a Stunner from Steve Austin who was looking for the Undertaker. Hardy Boyz along with Micheal Hayes defend their newly won Tag Titles against the Acolytes in a fun Match. Faarooq/Bradshaw win back the Titles and this I think begins a long stretch of the Belts changing hands way too many times over the next couple months. D-Lo Brown regains the resurrected European Title in a snoozefest with Mideon when Shane Mcmahon gave the Belt to Mideon. Al Snow & Big Bossman have a fun Hardcore Title bout which goes outside with Bossman once again becoming Hardcore Champion. Kane & Big Show go at it again with a much better outing than last month. Hardcore Holly being Referee added some intrigue to the Match and helps Big Show win. Ken Shamrock gets some payback on Steve Blackman in an Iron Circle Match but would not see the last of the Lethal Weapon. X-Pac & Road Dogg take on Mr Ass & Chyna for the Rights to the DX Name in a good Tag Match with X-Pac/Road Dogg getting the win to keep DX alive. The Rock & Triple H get it on again in a Strap Match to decide who meets the Champion at Summerslam. HHH picks up the win in another great outing from these two and begins his quest for the WWF Title. Stone Cold Steve Austin defends his newly won WWF Title against Undertaker in the First Blood End Of An Era Match. Solid Main Event with alot going on with Austin retaining thanks to X-Pac's help making Taker bleed and we say aidios to Vince for now. Overall solid Show and we begin a interesting lead into Summerslam.
Fully Loaded was a huge improvement over the previous months effort. High point: new blood getting a chance to shine. Edge, The Hardys, D-Lo. Low point: this is the era of hotshotting titles everywhere. Something I've never been big on. This show in particular has title change after title change for no real reason. Extra point: the main event scene needs a shakeup. It's always some combination of Austin, taker and rock with foley occasionally sliding in.
Post by stevieg1980 on May 5, 2013 15:59:11 GMT -5
Massive improvement on the previous month which was pretty horrendous.
Why have Edge win the Ic belt untelevised even if it was in Canada for him to lose the next night. Was it just to fulfill Jarrett's contractual title runs? If it was to elevate Edge it did not work. Edge looked a fluke champion. Surely it would have made Edge look better if he had a hardfought defeat. Edge then would look close to be on Jarrett's level but as a rookie would have to learn and grow to beat someone of Jarrett's stature.
Post by stevejrogers on May 5, 2013 18:17:45 GMT -5
I don't know, it was a solid show, and there were some "changing of the guard" moments to see in hindsight, but I've never been much of a fan of this stretch until certain big debuts are made throughout the last few months of 1999 and early 2000.
Still, a decent enough show over all, some fun with HHH-Rock, and Austin padding his title reign stats.
One thing in hindsight though that is interesting. HHH gets the win over The Rock, as he is positioned as the top heel in the company, yet in the "Rights To D-X Match" Billy Gunn eats the pin, putting Road Dogg over (BTW, the results on ProWrestlingHistory.com refers to Gunn by his Mr. Ass gimmick and the result simply says "Road Dogg pinned Ass")
Ehh, I get it in terms of wanting to put the faces over for the purposes of the storyline and protecting Chyna, but that does seem to suggest the KOR push for Gunn was very short lived. I suppose hindsight obviously says that Gunn was one of the worst KOR recipients ever (though Mabel gives him a run for that money), but you wouldn't expect the reigning KOR winner to eat the pin in a tag match at the next PPV.
This one falls into the "Good show but could've been better" category. While the undercard looked good on paper, the matches themselves left a lot to be desired. King Ass has his first post KOTR win PPV match & it's a tag match in the midcard...Oy Vey!
1999 & The Rock just don't get along as the People's Champ suffers his fifth straight loss at a PPV, this time against The Betrothed Triple H. A necessary evil though as Triple H is on his QUEST to become the WWF champion! I was really into Hunter's mission during this time & was actually kinda rooting for him to win the big one! He was so committed to become champion, how could you not?
It was pretty cool to see Vince put back on his commentary shoes & call the first blood main event. It's a fun match although a notch lower than their Summerslam 98 match the year prior. It's a shame that Taker had the mobility of an old person (or Scott)here because if he was healthier, the match would've had a faster workrate, but it's fine the way it is & the run-ins at the end make sense. Jim Ross once again brought the goods with his call at the end when Taker's busted open with his "LOOK AT HIM! LOOK AT HIM! LOOK AT HIM! RING THE DAMN BELL!
Solid show, good way to kill 3 hours & it looks to be the end of an era as Vince Mcmahon will never be seen on WWF television again....or will he?
A chickenfried steak sandwich is the Undisputed Champion?
Good,fun and interesting show here.Much improvement from the KOTR, the tagline was "end of and era" and to be honest it felt like it at the time. New stars were starting to shine (Edge,Hardys,D-Lo) fresh faces where being push into the main event scene or with main event players (Holly,Gunn,X-Pac and HHH) and you felt the era of Vince/Austin/Taker feuding was over and new refreshing storylines were starting following this show. For me that what makes me recommend this show. Most of the wrestling is good, the correct guys went over, but you get excited but what was going to happen next. Could HHH become the next main event player?Could Gunn and X Pac hang with the establish stars?Very intriguing time.Cause The WWF was still red hot,Russo was still booking and there was issues with it,but you can see the WWF changing and going into a new and exicting direction and I for one is all for it.
Post by captainhindsight on May 6, 2013 18:37:42 GMT -5
Just focusing on the main event here - the end of the Corporate Ministry angle/era and my favorite Undertaker music (and entrance) ever. The best part of this match? Vince McMahon coming out to do commentary. Both guys busted each other open earlier in the evening, which was a decent subplot. I liked as intrigue that they could re-open any time in the early goings of the match. Vince helped sell this too - and I loved when he yelled at the Undertaker for choking Austin with his foot rather than pushing on his wound (which he had a flesh colored bandaged on anyway) with his boot. The spots with the steel steps over the barricade were pretty original but the rest of the match was your typical main event brawl - and only saved by the commentary. There were more low blows than wrestling moves here. X-Pac gets a GREAT reaction when he comes down - what a pop. Second loudest to Austin in this match. When Austin hits the camera shot, watch the dude in the front row start going crazy because he watched Undertaker blade. Austin REALLY bleeds post-match as the brawl continues. Match itself was ** TOPS but the whole pre and post match stuff, with Vince and HHH/Rock put it around *** for me. Probably a little high but the actual match was only 15 minutes - WHICH WAS A GOOD THING.
After the horrible King of the Ring, we bounce back with a solid and entertaining event. We start off on the right foot with Jarrett and Edge having a very good IC title match. Sadly, Edge gets a one day title run and loses here. The Hardys help bring out the best Acolytes ppv match so far, but we come back with a thud in the next two matches, as Mideon and Bossman stink the house out. It's a shame that D-Lo and Al Snow had to be in the ring with them. And no one seemed to learn the lesson from last month with Kane and ShowThe battle of DX is a waste of time, but at least it has a back-story. Shamrock and Blackman were solid, but not as good as was expected. Sadly Blackman can never seem to perform when he has the chance to shine. Thankfully Rock and Triple H have a great match , and Austin and Taker have their best match since Sumerslam last year. The good outweighs the bad, and that is good enough after the last couple of months.
Last Edit: May 8, 2013 3:46:15 GMT -5 by icemandave