Post by stevejrogers on Aug 5, 2013 21:01:04 GMT -5
Alright, lets drink a to...errr maybe not = But, ALL HAIL KING KURT!
You know, in hindsight I wonder if Rikishi's push was meant to test the waters for what will come later in the year, rather than set up Angle with an "easier" opponent to deal with in the finals and keep the idea of "face vs heel finals" going.
Mess of an ending to the main event, but then again that kind of has been the norm during this time frame, but it kind of is a blimp on an other wise decent year for the main event/title scene, despite being a bit underwhelming due to several reasons.
This is sort of a good news/bad news show. The good news is that the push of Kurt Angle continues as he wins the King of the Ring tournament. Bad news is the rest of the card is not that good and the road to the Angle crowning is less than stellar. The writing of the show is just odd, not sure what happened there. Still, one of the top 5 King of the Ring shows, which isn't really a compliment when you consider only the first two and 1996 were good and 1998 gets there just with the Hell in a Cell match.
One thing I remember about this show was Vince McMahon calling himself Joe Cool. Anyways, the Undertaker should have won the title, but Rock wins, and Triple H doesn't see the WWF title for over a year or 2.
Post by dregenrockwell on Aug 5, 2013 22:06:34 GMT -5
The King of the Ring tournament was a missed opportunity from the WWF. Chris Jericho v Kurt Angle should have been the final instead, and having Rikishi, Crash and Val Venis (rhymes with penis) in the semi finals instead of Jericho, Guerrero and Benoit was stupid. Rikishi was booked in the same manner as X-Pac was in the previous years tournament - a tactic that doesn't really work with a 400+lb man. At least they gave Kurt the crown, letting his rise to the top continue.
Edge and Christian were rightfully given the belts back in a decent 4-way. The Bill Buckner pose was a classic E&C moment. The Dumpster/table match was entertaining enough, but the less said about he fiasco involving Patterson and Briscoe the better.
While slightly overbooked, the main event was a lot of fun. Shane took another insane bump through the announce table thanks to a Taker chokeslam from the top rope. The finish was very screwy to allow Triple H to drop the belt to the Rock without being pinned, and was a rather tame way to end the fued.
Post by lifelongwwefan on Aug 5, 2013 22:56:52 GMT -5
The KOTR heads to Beantown and while I did not see this one Live since I was on vacation its a pretty fun PPV none the less. This was also one of the first PPVs I picked up on DVD. The Tournament itself is much better than the year before and Kurt Angle is crowned King Kurt to begin his push toward the Main Event. Angle's promo before his Match with Jericho is awesome making fun of the Boston accent with Its True,Im Fat,Im Unemployed,Now get me another Beer.
The Rock once again becomes WWF Champion in a fun 6-Man Tag and Shane takes a sick bump through the Announce Table from The Undertaker. Edge & Christian regain the Tag Titles in a pretty good 4-Way and the Buckner pose is my favorite from E & C. The Dudleyz & X-Pac/Road Dogg finish off their Feud in a entertaining Table/Dumpster Match followed by the low light of Patterson & Brisco in drag over the Hardcore Title. Thank god Crash ran in and saved that one.
Not the best of shows, but still watchable. This is because it is slap-bang in the middle of hot 2000-early 2001 period of great PPVs, the bar had already been set high,it was hard to always meet the expectations. But not only that, but the booking with the tournament as a whole is a problem. Kurt Angle was perfect choice for king,but him and Jericho should of been the final, or him and Crash!Wasn't a fan of Rikishi's run, his match with Benoit was horrible choice to open the show just there was so many combo of matches they could of done throughout the tournament giving the roster but just didn't capitalise on it.Was sad cause like everyone else,I'm a mark of tournaments. Everything outside the tournament fine,correct people with over,beside the whole Patterson/Brisco angle.It just seems that was done for Vince's amusement. Overall, the show was a bump in the road on a otherwise red-hot period, just needed slight change up in the main event scene and a fresh authority figure and we got that the next night.
Best Match - Kurt Angle/Chris Jericho Worst Match - Patterson/Brisco
Kurt Angle continues his rise to superstardom with a great King of the Ring win. We go back to 3 rounds of the tourney on PPV, and Angle really shines. Sadly, the tournament felt like it was booked wrong. angle beats Jericho in round 1, and Rikishi beats Benoit. Those should have been our semi finals. Crash and Val in the semis just seemed wrong. Wierd booking. But at least the right man won the tournament.
The rest of the card was a little underwhelming. Edge and Christian win a four-way tag. Edge and Christian were great, but the match seemed too full. The Dudleyz lose another match to the remnants of DX- unnecessary. Then we have the Brisco/Patterson fiasco. At least Crash. Comes down and reclaims the hardcore title at the end, but this match should have been kept off the card.
The main event felt overbooked, with Rock regaining the belt, but not pinning Triple H. It was good to see Undertaker back, with his new gimmick, but this match just did not feel right to me.
Sadly, after several really good events, I felt that we took a step back here, and again had a very average King if the Ring PPV.
Post by 666thegame666 on Aug 6, 2013 9:37:18 GMT -5
One of the King Of The Ring shows that goes unnoticed when it comes to awful King Of The Ring shows. First off they get rid of Benoit after the first match when guess who Rikishi gets anothet one over a member of the Radiclz. Val and Eddie have a solid match with another member of the Radiclz falling. Angle and Jerichio have a great little match with Angle getting the win. Brisco and Patterson give us the joy of one of the worst matches ever but its one of them its so bad its good type matches and plus I can't rag on a Patterson or Brisco match. A TABLES/DUMPSTER MATCH how they came up with this I will never know but DX is just nothing now. Angle beats Rikishi thankfully to be the first great KOTR since Steve Austin in 1996. The main event is a mess and makes no sense. This is the worst main event of 2000 and nothing about it is redemable whatsoever. Rock pinning Vince is dumb and Id rather see another Rock/HHH singles match than this piece of shit. Bring On Fully Loaded 2000
DUD 2 Val Venis Def. (Pin) Eddie Guerrero 08:04 *** 3 Crash Holly Def. (Pin) Bull Buchanan 04:07 ¾* 4 Kurt Angle Def. (Pin) Chris Jericho 09:50 ***¼ 5 Christian & Edge Def. (Pin) Grandmaster Sexay (C) & Scotty Too Hotty (C), Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy, Albert & Test 14:11 Fatal 4-Way Elimination Tag WWF Tag Team Titles **¾ 6 Rikishi Def. (Pin) Val Venis 03:15 DUD 7 Kurt Angle Def. (Pin) Crash Holly 03:58 **¼ 8 Pat Patterson (C) Draw (NC) Gerald Brisco 03:07 Evening Gown WWF Hardcore Title -*** 9 Road Dogg & Tori & X-Pac Def. Bubba Ray Dudley & D-Von Dudley 09:45 Handicap Tables Dumpster **¾ 10 Kurt Angle Def. (Pin) Rikishi 05:56 WWF King Of The Ring *¾ 11 Kane & The Rock & The Undertaker Def. (Pin) Mr. McMahon & Shane McMahon & Triple H (C) 17:54 6-Person Tag WWF World Heavyweight Title *¾
An ok show that wasn't that bad but was a big step down from all the awesome shows before it in 2000. I remember thinking it was so cool that they had a 32 man tournament. Really shows how stacked the roster was at the time. Unfortunately the PPV portion of the tournament was disappointing thanks to some questionable booking decisions. Angle/Jericho definitely should've been in the finals and not the first round. All the non tournament matches were nothing special. The dumpster match was lame with both teams inexplicably working it like a normal tag match despite there being no disqualification. Even Lawler on commentary was pointing out how dumb that was. To make matters worse the incredibly stale DX goes over again. According to Road Dogg in his shoot interview, the Dudleys were supposed to win but DX pulled a power play and got it changed. The main event is fun although they should've just did Rock against Triple H again as it way too much of a mismatch in favor of the faces and Rock winning by pinning Vince was super cheap and did nothing for him.
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This show was a big step up from KOTR 1999.The six man was a very unusual for a title match, you figure they could of have the stipulation being that the winner of the fall be the number one contender for a match at Fully Loaded instead. I was happy to see Rock win the title back even it was by pinning Vince because I knew this was going to be the chance for him to finally have a lengthy uninterrupted run.
The rise of Kurt Angle has been quick and unexpected, but either guy could've been believable winning the tournament although I don't think Rikishi would of worn the crown like Kurt did for what seemed like weeks after the show.
The tag title match didn't work for me. I thought that Too Cool should of won the belts here instead of on Raw with the awful finish involving the late Joe C. of Kid Rock fame hitting Christian in the family jewels with a hockey stick. To be fair that has more to do with not being a fan of musical acts performing during a televised wrestling show as well as stretching out their appearances on said show.
Overall the summer of 2000 was a great time to be a wrestling fan as the WWF as on fire as any one misstep could be covered by the fact that everything else on the show was 10 steps ahead of WCW as they were in the mist of a run of so bad it's good.
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