Post by lifelongwwefan on Sept 3, 2013 20:15:36 GMT -5
Dallas gets Fully Loaded with a super hot PPV and one of the Best PPVs of the entire year. A good 6-Person Tag in the opener with the Hardyz & Lita against Test,Albert,and Trish with the faces picking up the win. Tazz with a new demanor takes on fellow ECW Alumni Al Snow in a decent Match. Perry Saturn becomes the last of the Radicalz to win Gold from Eddie Guerrero in a good bout for the European Title. Edge & Christian escape with the Tag Titles against the APA and I love the skits of them with Christian pretending to be sick to get out of the Match. Val Venis & Rikishi finish off their Feud for the IC Title in a pretty good Cage Match with the highlight of Rikishi jumping off the top of the Cage. Undertaker gains revenge on Kurt Angle but Angle hung with The Deadman for a little while. Triple H & Chris Jericho have a classic Last Man Standing Match just destroying one another. Finally the Main Event as The Rock & Chris Benoit put on a clinic for the WWF Title and the false finish as Benoit almost steals the Title away. Overall a good PPV,bring on Summerslam.
Post by stevejrogers on Sept 3, 2013 20:49:58 GMT -5
Ah yes, the IWC's worst nightmare!
I know a lot of the HHHate tends to start with his antics that began about 10 years ago this week, but there was a groundswell that started here, especially from Jericholics, probably still bitter from the phantom title change earlier in the year.
At least it was a great match though, ditto Rock-Benoit, even if this shot gets forgotten about in order to enhance later Benoit gunning to break the "glass ceiling" storylines.
Lord knows what they were thinking with Biker Taker squashing Kurt, but at least its a blimp on Angle's record on the year.
Overall kind of a "just there" show to get you to SummerSlam, though the three internet darlings not being able to shatter that glass ceiling probably gives it a worse reputation than it deserves.
Post by Bill Richy on Sept 3, 2013 23:01:25 GMT -5
Hey guys, been listening for a while now but this is my first feedback. When I think about this show, the one thing that stands out most for me (other than Trish's amazing hot pink ring attire) is that this felt like one of those "showcase" events they would hold from time to time. Every once in a while the company will take a group of guys, in this case Jericho, Benoit and Angle, and tell us that these are the guys to watch. These guys are going to be important down the road. Pairing each of them with an established main eventer, even if none of them actually went over, really helped to sell the idea that these guys were the future and sooner or later would be the ones on top.
Post by sabresbuffalo on Sept 3, 2013 23:19:42 GMT -5
Reunion Arena's one and only PPV does not dissapoint.
Just as Judgment Day gave us Team ECK, Fully Loaded gives us the PPV debut of Team Xtreme- terrific opener that shows how far Lita has come in 3 months- from Essa Rios sidekick to one of the 10 most over people in the WWF.
The Al Snow match was a waste- if anything, they should have given Tazz a Hardcore Title match instead.
Euro title match was a fun battle and surprising upset; arguably Terri Runnels' sweetest triumph post-Marlena in getting 3 years worth of revenge on Chyna.
Tag title match served its purpose for the champs, but I think it needed a pinfall by nefarious schemes.
Val/Rikishi was one of more underrated cage matches, punctuated by the awesome cage splash bump that made both guys look like stars.
All I have to say about Undertaker and this debacle- Chyna sold more on this night. Her table bump and what Val did for Rikishi really contrasts with how poor a job Taker did here.
Last Man Standing could have easily been Match of the Year other years, but 2000 has been so high-caliber, it may not even crack top 5 MOTY to this point.
Rock/Benoit was a hellacious main event- Wasn't surprised by this Dusty Finish for once the DQ stipulation was added, I knew that was going to rear its head at some point.
All in all, great show punctuated by a hot Dallas crowd- maybe Vince should have had the '94 Survivor Series or '97 Royal Rumble here in retrospect.
Post by stevieg1980 on Sept 4, 2013 8:46:57 GMT -5
The Triple H win didn't annoy me as much as it probably would in 2002. The downside of this show and it is quite a glaring downside is Taker squashing the new King Of The Ring. Luckily it didn't kill Kurt's push right out the gate and better things lay ahead.
The main event had me believing Benoit won the title and cheering loudly whilst watching this live at 3am.
Two great main event matches and a good opener and cage match make this one of the best of 2000.
What more can be said about the year 2000? The product was at its peak from a business and a creative standpoint and this show is one of my favorites. Two classics to close out the show plus a fun little Rikishi-Val Venis match. I remember a lot of people were complaining that Benoit and Jericho jobbed at the time. Rock really coudln't afford to lose the title again after hot shotting it with Triple H and I thought Jericho looked really strong in defeat against Triple H in the incredible Last Man Standing Match. I felt at the time that Benoit and Jericho should've been inserted into a Triple Threat feud with Rock after this leaving the other hot feud onto itself... but that's next show. Great work guys!
Another great show, with the exception of the Undertaker match. Not sure if he was going through a mid-life crisis or something but it didn't make him look too good. That being said, the Last Man Standing match is a good one and Rock/Benoit is a fun, twisty gem.
A day without laughter is like a day without sunshine. A day without sunshine is like...night.
Post by dregenrockwell on Sept 6, 2013 7:06:45 GMT -5
After a tepid KOTR, the WWF was red hot for Fully Loaded.
The fantastic opening tag match was followed by some rushed filler matches between Tazz and Snow, and Saturn and Guerrero. The backstage skits with Edge, Christian and Foley were more entertaining than the stiff match with the APA, which didn't do much to elevate the champions. The IC cage match was entertaining, and Rikishi's splash was incredible.
The Undertaker showed how much of a fat prick he was during this period by squashing and burying Kurt Angle at the worst possible time in Kurt's assention to the top. This was promoted as a main event match, and considering where Kurt would be next month, treating him like a jobber made no sense. Fortunately, part 2 of the triple main event was an outstanding last man standing match. With next month in mind, it was sensible to let HHH go over, but this also let Jericho look like a major star. And despite the dusty finish, Benoit v Rock was a stellar title match. I don't think it would have hurt to let Benoit have a run with the title, even for a night, but the WWF had other ideas.
Loved this show. I thought both Benoit and Jericho came out looking like legit top guys who could hang with HHH and Rock despite losing. However, this is where I first started really despising the Undertaker, capped off by his selfish and horrible for business actions during the Invasion storyline, and I really don't think I "forgave" him until Wrestlemania 25. It says a lot about Angle that despite clearly looking the worst on this PPV, he was the first one to make it to the top.
Post by 666thegame666 on Sept 8, 2013 6:18:30 GMT -5
6 Man Tag is ok not great but the The Hardyz and Lita make up for the lackluster work on the heel side. Tazz sure has fallen from his debut at the Rumble. An awful 5 minutes with Al Snow ensues. Saturn and Eddie have a fun little match which could of been better considering whom is involved. Tag tilte match is pretty poor. I see no reason for VAL VENIS AND RIKISHI to have a cage match but here we are with Rikishi doing the Snuka homage. Taker and Angle is awful and I really hate this version of Undertaker so much. Jericho and HHH have a forgotten classic that despite a lot of the backstage heat between the two about various things they sure worked one hell of a match together. Benoit and Rock is great Benoit looked like a legit main eventer in WWF and I doubt if he worked with HHH he would of looked the same that just credits Rock as a guy who can make someone look like they belong in a top spot. Great show with a great double main event.
1 Jeff Hardy & Lita & Matt Hardy Def. (Pin) Albert & Test & Trish Stratus 13:12 6-Person Tag **¾
2 Tazz Def. (Sub) Al Snow 05:20 *¼
3 Perry Saturn Def. (Pin) Eddie Guerrero (C) 08:10 WWF European Title **½
4 Bradshaw & Faarooq Def. (DQ) Christian (C) & Edge (C) 05:29 WWF Tag Team Titles *½
5 Val Venis (C) Def. (Pin) Rikishi 14:10 Steel Cage WWF Intercontinental Title **¾
6 The Undertaker Def. (Pin) Kurt Angle 07:34 ¾*
7 Triple H Draw (NC) Chris Jericho 23:11 "Last Man Standing" ****½
8 The Rock (C) Def. (Pin) Chris Benoit 22:09 WWF World Heavyweight Title ****¼