Summerslam 1999 was a pretty damn good show. The opener was solid as Jarrett now holds two titles and D'Lo is screwed by his best friend. The tag turmoil was pretty good as the Acolytes earn a tag title shot. Road Dogg attempts to issue a challenge for the Hardcore Title only to be interrupted by the newly debuted Chris Jericho, which was another nail in WCW's coffin. Snow/Bossman was a good brawl and Snow regains the Hardcore Title thanks to Dogg. Women's Title match was abysmal as Ivory retains against Tori. Lion's Den match was good as Shamrock gets a win in his final WWF PPV, so long Kenny we hardly knew ye. Greenwich Street Fight is a hidden gem as Test gets the biggest win of his career and continues his relationship with Stephanie. Tag Title match was very good as Taker and Show win the tag titles from Kane and X-Pac. Kiss my Ass match was a decent affair as Rock puts an end to Billy Gunn's main event aspirations. Main event was a lot of fun and it was awesome seeing Jesse Ventura back in the fold. Mankind wins the title out of nowhere and HHH takes his frustrations out on Austin. Overall, this was actually a better Summerslam than I think many remember and continues the red hot year that is 1999.
I want to like this show but I can't. The undercard is fine & the Test vs. Shane match is excellent but there was o way this show was going to live up to last year's all time classic.
What a mess the main event build to this show was! Austin goes from facing HHH to Chyna to HHH to Mankind & now to Mankind & Triple H! "Damn it, Russo!" must've been yelled a lot at the tv tapings! Having Jesse as the ref was a great touch as well! "That's right for your old man, you little bastard!" I couldn't help to think that Hunter was supposed to win the belt this night but Russo decided to be Russo again & put it for the next night on Raw to pop a rating.
There's a lot of steak to this show but no sizzle. If it had both, it'd be a top 5 Summerslam.
A chickenfried steak sandwich is the Undisputed Champion?
Post by lifelongwwefan on May 18, 2013 15:33:36 GMT -5
Summerslam 1999 I think is the Best PPV of the year hands down and it took place two days before my Birthday. A good undercard like D-Lo/Jarrett with both the IC & European Titles at stake. Tag Team Turmoil debuts and is pretty fun with Edge/Christian almost running the table. Hardcore Title bout is another fun one between Al Snow & Big Bossman with Road Dogg adding in his own Commentary and even goes across the street from the Target Center. I think Dogg was suppose to be in the Match but was taken out at the last minute. Ivory/Tori for the Womens Title is nothing though Tori almost loses her top after the Match. Lions Den with Shamrock/Blackman is good and the last hurrah for Ken on PPV. Test & Shane Mcmahon is a hidden gem in the Greenwich Street Fight. The Posse added to things as did the Returning Pat Patterson & Gerald Brisco. Tag Title Match is another good one and I liked the storyline of X-Pac competing in the land of the Giants. The Rock & Mr Ass have an entertaining Match and Billy Gunn getting his face shoved into the woman's large ass is a site. Main Event is a good one for the WWF Title and a surprising winner in Mankind. Jesse Ventura was a good Referee and I loved him throwing Shane out while yelling thats for his old man you little bastard. Overall a fun Summerslam in the Twin Cities and now we begin an interesting Fall.
Hey guys, this was during the time when I wasnt watching so much. Austin and Rock had my attention, but why oh why was Billy Gunn facing the Rock? I think it hurt Gunn to go up against the Rock, the Rock was super popular right now, and Gunn was on his way up, so it didnt make sense for this match to happen. Either way, an interesting event, and glad to see Jesse back
Post by dregenrockwell on May 19, 2013 7:10:30 GMT -5
Another very good Summerslam that could have been even better if not for some odd booking. The mid-card was pretty good. D'lo would show that he's at the top of his game against JJ, and the Hardcore match was another fun brawl preceeded by Chris Jericho's PPV debut appearance. The bookers should have just let Edge & Christian v The Hardyz have their excellent match be stand-alone, rather than it being lost in the tag team turmoil shuffle. In saying that, it was nice to see Droz one last time. Ken Shamrock would also say goodbye for good in a fun match in the Lions Den. Shane did an excellent job of putting Test over and giving fans a reason to care about him.
The Unholy Alliance claimed that Summerslam was now Armageddon in the build up to this match. They'd have to wait 4 months for that particular event, but they put on a very good title match with Kane and X Pac. It's now time for Taker to have a holiday though. In his time off, his ego and gut would have a battle to see what could grow the most before his return. Having Mr Ass in a main event-level match with the Rock was an awful idea, and not even Dwayne could carry Rockabilly here. Thankfully, Vince put a screeching halt to the Gunn push after this debacle.
The main event is a hot triple threat match, and it's great to see Jesse back after 9 years. However, Austin's clear refusal to put HHH over was incredibly obvious, and the finish looked extremely sloppy. The crowd didn't even seem to care about Foley winning the title, as it seemed that he had no reason to be in the title picture. Actions the next night on Raw show that Mick was only given the belt because Austin didn't want to drop the strap directly to The Game.
All in all, a forgotten gem of a Summerslam. With better booking of the last 2 matches, it wouldn't be 'forgotten'.
Post by 666thegame666 on May 19, 2013 9:38:19 GMT -5
1. JJ vs D-Lo: Nice match to open the show here. Both midcard titles are on the line as JJ becomes the King Of Europe and All The continents so good for him.
2. Tag Team Turmoil: This starts of well and falls bad quick. The Hardyz and Edge & Chirstian get things started off with 5 minutes of awesomeness as they continue to build up on their chemistry and then it gets bad. We get some awful teams and some fucking awful matchups with the Aclolytes. In the end Bradshaw and Farooq win this turmoil of tag teams.
3. Bossman vs Al Snow: This was too long no hardcore title match should take 17 minutes on PPV. I mean it was cool of them going into the bar with them fans who I think were plants but 17 minutes was just too much.
4. Ivory vs Tori: Well the womens title is back and this is fucking awful.
5. Shamrock vs Blackman: The Lions Den is back after its debut at Summerslam 1998. Once again I was pumped for this but again I felt it didn't live up to the hype. Maybe they should of just done a legit MMA Fight or something and not try gimmick it.
6. Test vs Shane McMahon: Yes Shane McMahon is back wrestling and the Posse is on a couch. Test is wrestling to keep his relationship with the cute Stephanie McMahon. Considering the work rate of both these men this is surprinsgly good we all know Shane O Mac could go but Test was never great and even with Test and Shane this was awesome.
7. Undertaker and Big Show vs Kane and X-Pac: So the Ministry Is All but dead now and Taker has a new buddy. Its odd cos Taker seems to sutily changing his apperance again. This was ok and we get new tag champions but the teaming of Show and Taker is weird seeing Show sent him through the ring in June and here they are as tag champions.
8. The Rock vs Mr Ass: Well how did Billy winning KOTR go for him it all ended up with a loss to The Rock. There goes the summmers big push for the next star dead after a loss to The Rock. Only good thing to come of this was The Rock promo about Billys Talk With God. Other than that this was an odd feud but really got pushed heavily due to Rock being so over.
9. Mankind vs HHH vs Austin: THE BODY IS BACK WOOOO. Jesse came back after 9 fucking years and was on RAW and everything god im marking out so hard now. Anyway The build for this was a mess fuck at one point CHYNA was the #1 contender. The match was ok but bringing Foley back so they could have Jesse raise the hand of a babyface is BS especially after they pushed Hunter so hard for months only to have him miss out on winning the belt on one of the 5 big shows of the year. The whole Foley thing really pisses me off cos it just doesn't make sense to me.
1. JJ def D-Lo **¼ 2A E&C def Matt and Jeff ***¼ 2B E&C def Mideon and King Diabetes ½* 2C E&C def Droz and Albert ** 2D Acolytes def E&C *¾ 2E Acolytes def The Hollys ¼* 3. Al Snow def Bossman **½ 4. Ivory def Tori -** 5. Shamrock def Blackman *¼' 6. Test def Shane ***½ 7. Taker and Show def Kane and X-Pac **½ 8. The Rock def Billy Gunn **¾ 9. Mankind def HHH and Austin **¾
DID YA MISS ME BABYYYYY! I'm back finally I have say this I thought Jeff Jarret was gonna get the WWF Title at some point but the events that took place after that well Did Not Go to well Did it! guess not!!! Anyways PPV Streak was kinda alive because I didn't see this live... I saw the repeat at 12 so no chips this time. "SIGH" at this point we moved into the our new home right when The Pilot Episode of Smackdown was happening so I got to see Backlash all the way to Fullyloaded soo it was tuff heading into back to School In Grade 7.The Show was everything that I hoped for and More From The Opener with Jarret even that Street Fight with Wuts His Name? Test anyways I also got to see My Bros Fave Have His Last WWF PPV Match Ever His Name... Ken Shamrock in a Lions Den Match cool and Everything else Was amazing and Yes Mick Winning Title was the icing on the Cake and Triple H looked good in this match this started the Austin/Hunter Feud and Going Into our next show its gonna Make Fall Brawl 99 Look Like an After School PBS Special!!!
After the fall of the AWA the Twin Cities metro area was wrestling starved. Growing up in Minnesota I would always hear the local folks talk about all of their favorite AWA legends. Minnesota is tradition-rich for wrestling giving us legends such as Verne Gagne, Curt Hennig, "Ravishing" Rick Rude, and of course Scott's love interests: Ric Flair and the Road Warriors. I apologize if this feedback is lengthier than my normal posts, but the truth is... I was there! When WWE decided to add a PPV every month to their calendar in 1995, I was overjoyed. I was thinking... certainly they will come to the Target Center in Minneapolis. After two years of seeing In Your House PPV's in small venues in 1996 and 1997, needless to say I was very upset. It wouldn't occur to me until years later that they did that because business was so bad. I wouldn't have known, I was so wrapped up into anything wrestling in the mid 90's. Then the announcement came finally in 1999... the WWE FINALLY brought a PPV to my home-state. Of course the event sold out really quickly and I didn't get a ticket. As luck would have it, the Saturday before the show my dad re-married to his current wife and the wedding was in the Twin Cities area (I lived 3 hours away SW of Minneapolis). The morning of the PPV my dad and I went down to the Metrodome and scalped a ticket. At the event we had some controversy. There were many protesters picketing outside of Target Center that afternoon and through the evening. They were protesting Jesse Ventura's involvement with the event. Of course as a youngster without a care in the world, myself and many others responded as only folks our age would respond... giving them a healthy dose of DX crotch chops. It was chaos, because the main entrance to Target Center is basically on a sidewalk and then there is a major busy street right there so there were people everywhere both protesters and folks just going to the event itself. I got into the arena and you could not have put me up any higher, and I easily had one of the worst seats possible. Upper deck, last row, kitty corner if you look down the aisle at the entrance and then look up to your left, eventually you might see a young BAM. The seat sucked because it was opposite the Lions Den Cage and the stage obstructed my view of it for that match. Other than that... I had a smile on my face the entire evening. The crowd was jacked up (I know it was 1999 but still it was unbelievable). I remember annoying someone sitting next to me because I saw the Mark Henry turn in the opening match a mile away and proceeded to pretty much spoil the rest of the evening for the jackass sitting next to me with his stupid "Stephanie gave me head" sign... yeah I thought I was real smart. I was THAT guy. The crowd loved the Test-Shane match. They exploded for Stone Cold's entrance, and when Jesse said he was proud to be apart of the show it was defintely a great moment. I have to admit, the one match I couldn't predict was the main event. I thought it was going to be a HHH night and Scott was going to... well never mind there. I didn't know that there were some backstage politics going on. When Foley won, we definitely were happy, but we were not really sure what happened. Then the HHH beatdown of Austin to close out the show left us saying "what the fuck". Post show I walked down to the arena floor and saw it from a closer view. I was fortunate to be able to buy a SummerSlam t-shirt and go home extremely happy. Unfortunately the WWE would not return again for PPV for another 6 years and not been there since. To put it in perspective, the last time the WWE was here for a PPV... Cena actually got face pops. I personally find it a travesty that the WWE has only come here twice for PPV ever. Maybe with our new stadium breaking ground soon we will get a WrestleMania. I am not holding my breath on that one since Minneapolis seems to be one of those towns that Vince doesn't want the talent to mention that they are there. Never know I guess. The new stadium has a very unique look, and I am sure the WWE would be able to doll it up and make it wonderful. As for SummerSlam 1999, obviously being there live, I loved it! Watching it again on videotape, it still is a good show and a better one than most of the Russo-crap that we got in 1999. We are definitely wrestling-starved here though with two perfectly suitable arenas.
A fun show thanks mainly to pretty good undercard. The lion's den match was alright although the one year before with Owen was better. Shamrock gets the win in what would end being his last PPV, although he does get involved in a pretty good feud with Jericho that was supposed to lead to a match at Unforgiven. Test and Shane was surprisingly good and problay the best match on the card. Tag title match was good. Really liked the Show and Taker as a team. Too bad it got cut short not long after this. The Billy Gunn experiment comes to a end as he loses to Rock. Didn't really care for the main event. On paper it looked pretty weak for a Summerslam main event as Triple H was brand new to the main event scene and Mankind hadn't been in the title picture since his feud with Rock ended in February. I guess they knew it wasn't exactly the most interesting match either and that's why they added Ventura as the ref. The match itself really isn't really that great either as it's just a lot of lethargic half assed brawling around the ring. I don't know if it was because he was mad about losing the title, but Austin looked really unmotivated. I thought Triple H's post match beatdown on Austin was really good and helped make up a bit for the match not being too good.
Summerslam 99 IMO is the best WWF PPV of 99 (with Spring Stampede 99 being the best overall) Really fun show ere,Test vs Shane Mcmahon is just brilliant from start to finish,well booked,hot crowd and made Test look like a star. Jarrett/Brown is good and the Mark Henry turn made sense.Liked the tag team turmoil and was the first sign of the great tag divison we would get for the next couple of years.Strange that Mankind won,HHH should of won it here but with Jesse involved it would of been tough to book.btw Jesse was great as always,nice having back even if it was for a few months,also got a nice wee Jericho cameo. Billy Gunn's push comes to an end but still a fun harmless match with The Rock. Few stinkers in there but still a great show to end the summer of 99.Was interesting to see where a few wrestlers go from ere (Billy Gunn,Rock,Austin,Shamrock,Test,Jericho,Jarrett) as it felt like storylines had ended and they needed new feuds.The fall usually a quiet period to see who they can push for Rumble and Mania, but WWE was red hot,TV was good with Smackdown about to added so it was great summer and interesting few months ahead it seems.Cant wait!
Post by stevejrogers on May 19, 2013 20:53:46 GMT -5
Interesting note about the original DVD release. It was one of the first done by the WWF, and featured two bonus match commentaries. One with Mick, and one with Triple H. I want to say they were both done by Kevin Kelly, might want to ask him about that the next time you have him on!
Anyway, the funny thing about it was that both are treated as if Mankind is still champion or something! I highly doubt they were recorded before the next Raw, but NO mention of the title switch was made in either bonus commentary!
Post by str8edge80 on May 20, 2013 11:54:02 GMT -5
This SummerSlam feels a little disjointed to me. Some of the undercard was good but why not capitalize on Y2J and have him wrestle on the show? Test and Shane was really good but I never liked adding Mankind to the title match. Overall a good show but doesn't come close to the past two summerslams.
Post by icemandave on May 20, 2013 19:02:53 GMT -5
This definitely was an Out of Body Experience, as Summerslam again proves to be one of the best cards of the year. From the opener, everyone seemed to work hard, and wanted to impress. Jarrett and D-Lo were very entertaining. The Tag Turmoil match started strong, but once Edge and Christian were eliminated it quickly fell apart.We get the usual mid-card slow down, with an average Bossman vs Snow match and a slow women's match. Shamrock and Blackman again struggled to find the flow. I don't know if it was the Lion's Den or they just couldn't find the groove. Then we get the great Shane vs Test match. Shane again proves that he can be very entertaining, and this is certainly Test's best PPV outing since joining the company. Taker and Big Show have an acceptable match with Kane and X-Pac. X-Pac certainly carried it, and Show and Taker seem out of place in this spot. The Rock tries to carry Mr Sloppy-Ass, but sadly Billy just isn't up to Rock's level. At least Vince didn't have Billy go over here. Finally the main event was really good. While Austin and Mankind were struggling with injuries, Triple H was a machine. Jesse Ventura makes his welcome return to the company, and steals the show as the ref. Not sure why Triple H did not go over here, especially as Austin needed time-off,whether it was politics or something else, but Mankind's win just seemed out of place. Overall, an enjoyable event. Just wish we saw more of Jesse after this.
Post by stevieg1980 on May 22, 2013 13:51:51 GMT -5
Recently able to watch this with my 6 day old son and heir sleeping in my lap. I found this to be a great show with three matches that surprised me. The tag termoil was not the joke of a match that it becomes in the future and told a great underdog story in Edge and Christian.
Undertaker/Show vs X-Pac and Kane was excellent as well as Shane/Test. Downside was Rock and Mr. Ass. Really pisspoor match that ended Gunn's push as quick as it began.
Main event was great and had one more great Jesse quote to go with the rest. "That's for your old man, you little bastard!'