Post by stevejrogers on Jun 15, 2013 10:01:18 GMT -5
And so it begins...
Bit of an average wrap to the year, and the decade of the 1990s for the WWF.
The kick-off to the McMahon-Helmsley era was fun, despite tons of future ramifications.
Rest of the card was about fair to middling, a bunch of title changes is a good way to end the year though, and despite it being part of a crazy storyline, good to see Ray Traylor get a title shot for all the years he put in for the company.
Post by 666thegame666 on Jun 15, 2013 10:15:25 GMT -5
So its over 1999 comes to an end with their biggest star out with injury and a new partnership is formed. Tag battle royal is just a bunch of guys and its not good as the APA are the last men standing. This Kurt Angle fellow beats Steve Blackman quickly and I say hes gonna become a star in no time. Miss Kitty gets her tits out and wins the womens titles in yet another god awful womens match. The Hollys win against King Dibates and The Sultan who is now known as Rikishi. Bulldog looses his European title to Mr Penis with D-Lo here kinda amazingly after what happened in September. Kane and X-Pac blow off their tag team in a cage. Did Kane and X-Pac really need a cage to end their feud with a cage match. Chris Jericho wins his first title in the WWF after submitting Chyna so thank god her reign is over. Rock and Mankind team up again for whatever reason to take on NAO and loose by DQ well I guess it was easier on Foley to work a tag with Rock doing most of the work. Bossman and Big Show end one of the worst yet overrated feuds for the title. I will never get why this was made a title feud and why that damn funeral segment from Smackdown is considered so great yet here we are an awful match ending an awful feud. Lastly my pick for MOTN HHH and Vince go all out in a brawl after one of the best angles of 99 comes to blows. I always enjoyed Hunter taunting Vince near the end of the match asking him if he wants to go see Steph I always get a kick out of it. Anyway HHH wins and the shock of the cute daughter of Vince McMahon aligning with HHH at the end of the night to begin one of my favorite angles of all time McMahon-Helmsley era is upon us. Overall a pretty poor show.
¾* no rating for the womens match -* -½* *¾ **¼ ** ¼* *½
I attended this show live! Me & papa Nuney were sitting in the upper deck underneath one of the hard cameras. I remember someone with a thick british accent sat next to us & chatted about the last wrestling event he had been to which was a WCW Nitro event (I don't recall the specific date) two months prior & saying that "It wasn't very goot"
I had looked away for a split second when Miss Kitty took her top off in front of the crowd! I kept asking my dad "What happened? What happened?" & he wouldn't tell me. Papa Nuney was the conservative type.
I recall being bored during the 3 way for the European title saying out loud that triple threat matches were boring, at least with those three guys.
My dad was a big Mankind fan at the time & enjoyed seeing him here along with Ole' Rocky. The clip on Heat of Rock showing up in his Rolls-Royce followed by Mick being dropped off in a Station Wagon was hilarious.
Didn't give a crap about the Big Slow being champion nor Boss man making fun of his dead daddy, whole thing was in bad taste, IMO.
I can now say I was there when the Mcmahon-Helmsley Era began, along with the next 13 years of WWF/E programing. I thought the Vince-Triple H brawl was average at best but the turn by stephanie at the end made up for it. I alos want to mention quickly how much i LOVED the wedding angle on Raw where Hunter revealed that he married Stephanie while she was "Drugged" it was such an awesome heel moment & made Triple H look like such a mega douchebag, especially calling Vince "dad" & asking how many times he "consummated" the marriage. Just epic stuff!
I wonder how fast Scott would've pulled Stephanie out of the car if he had driven by the chapel at the time.
The ppv overall was okay, nothing major happening except the Steph stuff. Wrestling was good, a nice way to kill a couple of hours but still an average show. Very looking forward to the Royal Rumble as well as everything else in the year 2000!
A chickenfried steak sandwich is the Undisputed Champion?
Post by lifelongwwefan on Jun 15, 2013 11:38:37 GMT -5
We wrap up 1999 on PPV with Armageddon down in South Florida before we hit the New Millennium. The soon to be APA wins a Tag Title shot for the Royal Rumble in the 15 Team Battle Royal. One highlight is The Posse trying to come back in after one of them was eliminated. Kurt Angle takes on Steve Blackman in a decent Match but much like last month the Crowd thinks Angle is boring still. Miss Kitty gets naked while winning the Womens Title in the Pool Match. The Hollys continue their super heavyweight stuff with a win over Viscera and the Debuting Rikishi. Things pick up a little bit as Val Venis captures the European Title against The Bulldog and D-Lo Brown in a pretty good Triple Threat Match. Kane & X-Pac meet inside the Steel Cage and I liked Kane flying off the top hitting a clothesline on X-Pac. Good Match but neither has seen the last of each other. Chris Jericho & Chyna just about steal the Show again with another great Match for the IC Title. Y2J finally overcomes the 9th Wonder of the World and captures his 1st Title. The Outlaws defend the Tag Titles against the reunited Rock & Sock Connection in another good Match here. Road Dogg & Mr Ass escape with their Titles thanks to the freshly heel turned Al Snow. We get the blowoff to The Big Show/Big Bossman Feud and even though the Match is not much it was cool seeing Bossman get a WWF Title shot. Finally Triple H & Mr Mcmahon have a fun No Holds Barred Match that goes everywhere and the shocking heel turn of Stephanie to kick off the Mcmahon-Helmsley Era.
So overall a decent way to close the year and now we enter my favorite year of the Attitude Era. Bring on 2000!
Entertaining enough battle royal opener that really shows off how deep the tag team scene was at the time. Kurt Angle beats Steve Blackman and his backstage promos were already becoming one of the best parts of the shows. The women's match sucked but for me and my cousin, both of whom were 13 at the time Miss Kitty taking off her bra was the highlight of the show and one of the best moments of the year and getting a tape of the event was a necessity. Rock n' Sock against the Outlaws was average at best and it looked like Mick was nearing the end, luckily he'd turn it around. Big Show-Boss Man was the squash it should've been and Boss Man yelling about Big Show being a bastard was great. Trips-Vince was a pretty good brawl, but they probably could've trimmed the five minutes backstage with the car to make it a little tighter. The Steph turn was pretty obvious, but who would've thought it would legitimately change the future of the WWE and McMahon family? Overall a pretty good show where we get some nudity and good Vince garbage brawl and the beginning of the McMahon-Helmsley era.
Armageddon 1999 was an interesting show to close out the year and the decade. Opener was decent as the Acolytes win a title shot for the Rumble and the tag division resurgence is on the horizon. Angle defeats Blackman in another decent affair that sees Angle remain undefeated. As hot as it was seeing Miss Kitty flash the crowd, it's at the expense of the Women's Title being severely devalued. The Holly cousins defeat Viscera and the returning Rikishi in an average match. European Title match was dull as Val Venis pulls the upset and wins the title. Kane/X-Pac cage match is good as Kane gets some revenge against Pac. IC Title match was also good as Jericho wins the first of a record 9 reigns. Tag Title match was fun as the reunited Rock and Sock Connection gets screwed by Al Snow and the Outlaws retain. World Title match was quick and inoffensive as Show retains and finishes off Bossman. Main event is a lot better than it gets credit for as HHH and Vince beat the crap out of each other and HHH wins a title shot. Then in the shocker of the night, Stephanie embraces HHH and the McMahon-Helmsley regime begins. Overall, a pretty decent show to close out the important year of 1999 and all signs look to 2000 being a great year for the WWF.
Post by ashcruse1978 on Jun 16, 2013 9:00:41 GMT -5
I enjoyed this show... none of the matches were amazing but it had a consistent quality about it. Highlights were of course Miss Titty, er I mean Miss Kitty. And also we have one of my favorite pieces of commentary by Good Ol' JR that you will likely never hear again: "McMahon head-first into the helicopter!" The main event was great... anytime you get to watch Vince get his ass kicked, you're in for fun times... and the Steph turn set up some potentially awesome stuff for the future, which we will see later.
Post by dregenrockwell on Jun 16, 2013 11:49:07 GMT -5
This turns out to be an enjoyable show to end 1999, despite it almost being an inconvenient PPV between Survivor Series and the Rumble for WWF.
Much like Summerslam, the top tag teams are buried so that WWF can continue to flog the dead horse in the Acolytes. In amongst the midcard, we get what must be pound-for-pound the worst tag team ever in Viscera and Rikishi - the former Mabel and Fatu would most definitely knock a hole right through the bottom of the boat. Kurt Angle continued his ascent to greatness by taking out The Lethal Weapon.
The Bulldog's career pretty much ends here by dropping his European strap, which is becoming increasingly worthless. The women's match was memorable for being hilariously bad, and for getting to see the Kat's jugs. There can only be 2 reasons why someone as useless as BB was employed. Chris Jericho once again dragged Chyna to a good match, and this time he got the strap he deserved.
The tasteless, yet comical storyline between the Boss Man and Big Show came to a close in an appropriately short and awful match. This might be the worst storyline involving the WWF title since Sgt Slaughter, and it's sad that this marred a deserved main event fued for the Boss Man.
The only storyline WWF had any interest in advancing was the HHH v McMahon fued, and they put on a great brawl in the main event, even if the fans weren't up for it. The ending was a touch predictable, but it was a great way to start the McMahon-Helmsley faction/regime/fac-gime.
Overall, a good way to close out 1999 - now for probably the WWF's finest year.
Post by stevieg1980 on Jun 17, 2013 4:20:59 GMT -5
The length of time for the main event was ridiculous for the match we got. Armageddon itself was an event of many negatives with only one positive. Jericho getting the title and righting the wrong from Survivor Series was good however the leadup was very distasteful. I found 99 to be a year of poor matches, misleading and non sensical booking and the loss of one of the best performers around. At least now it is over we can look forward to one of the best years to be a wrestiling fan. And 6 weeks in to the night feeds of my little boy these podcasts are keeping me going at 4am. Thanks :-)
We finish the year with another mixed show. While some of the story lines coming in we're compelling, this card was not well executed. We again have a multi-team tag match, which is just a mess as no team gets to really look good, a world championship match that just is not up to scratch, and a blatant attempt to get men watching by having actual female nudity on the card. My mum was not impressed.
There are some positives, with Kurt Angle giving another impressive performance, the PPV debut of Rikishi and the IC title win by Jericho.
Once again we have a PPV saved by the main event. Triple H and Vince give a great story-driven match, and the Steph turn at the end was a genuine shock for me. I really enjoyed this match. Sadly, the rest of the card was very average. Hopefully things will soon pick up in the undercard.....
Post by str8edge80 on Jun 17, 2013 12:44:23 GMT -5
I remember being pleasantly surprised by the main event. Not great, but better than I expected it to be. The Big Show as WWF Champion just didn't work for me. Y2J as IC Champ, now that's something I can get excited about! Overall a thumbs in the middle show.