WWF Survivor Series 2000
WWF SURVIVOR SERIES
Sunday, November 19th, 2000
Live from the Ice Palace in Tampa, FL
List of WWF Champions at the time:
● WWF World Heavyweight Champion: Kurt Angle (10/22/2000)
● WWF Intercontinental Champion: Eddie Guerrero (9/04/2000)
● WWF World Tag Team Champions: Bull Buchanan & The Goodfather (11/06/2000)
● WWF European Champion: William Regal (10/16/2000)
● WWF Hardcore Champion: Steve Blackman (9/24/2000)
● WWF Women’s Champion: Ivory (11/02/2000)
● WWF Light Heavyweight Champion: Dean Malenko (4/27/2000)
~ Survivor Series comes on the air with an intro video narrated by Triple H as he describes how he manipulated everyone before promising to eliminate Steve Austin for good. After the intro Jim Ross welcomes us to the show along with Jerry “The King” Lawler.
- T&A and Trish Stratus vs. Steve Blackman, Crash Holly & Molly Holly – Intergender Match
Albert starts off with Blackman and throws him into a corner but Blackman escapes and goes for a whip. Albert reverses it and Blackman rolls under a clothesline but misses a kick. Albert whips Blackman into a corner and goes for the Avalanche but Blackman sidesteps him and hits a legsweep. Crash tags in and climbs to the then goes for a crossbody but Albert catches him. However Blackman also comes off the top rope with a missile dropkick that knocks Crash on top of Albert but Albert powers out of the pin. Crash comes off the ropes but runs into a clothesline. Albert tags in Trish and holds Crash in a full nelson for her to get a shot in and Trish goes for a kick but Crash lifts himself up and Trish nails Albert below the belt. Molly tags in and chases Trish around the ring before Trish tags in Test. Molly tags Crash back in and Crash hits a pair of forearms. Crash goes for a whip, Test reverses him into a corner and charges but eats an elbow. Test charges at Crash again and Crash sidesteps him then slings himself over the ropes into a huricanrana for a two count. Test comes back with a boot and unloads on Crash bafore Albert tags in and helps Test whip Crash and drop him to the mat. Albert sets Crash between the ropes and slingshots him into the middle rope. Test tags back in sets Crash up for the pump-handle slam when Crash floats over and shoves Test into Albert on the apron but Test knocks back into Crash and both men are down. Test stumbles into his corner when Trish tags herself in but misses an elbowdrop. Molly tags in and hits an armdrag then slams Trish and connects with a pair of elbowdrops. Molly chops Trish and goes for a whip but Trish reverses and Test pulls her down by the hair. The referee repremands Test as Trish goes for a suplex but Molly counters into her own suplex. Molly tags in Blackman but the referee didn’t see it and won’t allow him to come in while T&A hold Molly for Trish to kick her repeatedly. Albert press Molly up as Test climbs to the top rope but Crash runs in and bumps the ropes, causing Test to straddle the turnbuckle. Blackman then trips Albert, causing Molly to fall on top of Albert. Crash and Blackman clothesline Albert over the ropes but Albert pulls Crash out of the ring. Blackman goes out and all four men are fighting on the floor leaving the ladies in the ring. Trish climbs to the top rope and chokes Molly with a headlock then comes off with a bulldog but only gets a two count. Trish sets Molly on the top rope but Molly kicks her in the chest then comes off the top with a Sunset Flip that gets the three. (5:02) The Hollys and Blackman celebrate while Trish is visibly upset in the ring. Pretty pedistrian opener that set the tone for the pay-per-view. *
~ Backstage Edge & Christian are conversing when Kurt Angle walks in wanting to ask his pals soething. E&C say they know what it is and tell Angle they want to help him in his match with the Undertaker but their match is right after. Edge also claims Christian is coming down with something again and Christian even acts sick saying he’s got mono from eating bad chili. However Angle just chuckles and tells his pals their antics are unnecessary, that he owns the Undertaker and his title defense is in the bag. Angle says he just wanted to ask them they wanted to celebrate after winning their matches tonight then struts off and E&C seem puzzled by their friend’s confidence. I just noticed they said the WWF Championship match isn’t going on last. Isn’t that interesting?
~ A clip is shown of Tiger Ali-Singh and Lo Down trying to get into the building earlier today but can’t get past the scurity desk because they’re names aren’t on the list. I don’t think they ever said what the point was for this whole setup.
- The Radicalz (w/Terri Runnels) vs. Billy Gunn, Chyna, Road Dogg & K-Kwik – Survivor Series Match
Can you already feel the disparity in the talent of the two sides? Billy locks up with Perry Saturn to start and forces him into a corner but Saturn rakes the face and works Billy over. Saturn whips Billy into the opposite corner and charges but eats an elbow and Billy comes out with a clothesline. Chyna tags in and she and Billy whip Saturn and hit a double suplex. Chyna goes for a whip and Saturn reverses her into a corner but misses a clothesline. Chyna pops Saturn with a right hand and whips him into a powerslam for a two count then whips Saturn again and hits a flapjack. Chyna goes for the handspring elbow in a corner and Saturn catches her with a waistlock but Chyna escapes with a kick below the belt. Chyna pops Eddie Guerrero off the apron and hits a DDT on Saturn but Dean Malenko breaks up the pin. Everyone else comes in and starts spilling out to the floor while Chyna sets Saturn up for a Pedigree but Eddie waffles her with his Intercontinential Title belt. Saturn then covers Chyna and gets the pin for the first elimination, making it 4-on-3. (2:30)
Billy helps Chyna out of the ring while Road Dogg takes over on Saturn and slams him for a two count. Road Dogg goes for a whip but Saturn counters into a back suplex. Eddie tags in and slings himself over the top rope into a hilo on Road Dogg. Eddie taunts Billy while laying the boots to Road Dogg and working him over in his corner. Eddie then distracts the referee while Saturn chokes Road Dogg on the middle rope. Eddie goes for a whip, Road Dogg reverses and hits the juke ‘n jive punches but Eddie interupts with a dropkick to the knee. Eddie works over the knee and slams it into the mat then tags in Malenko who kicks away at Road Dogg’s leg. Malenko holds the leg out while Eddie tags in and hits a hilo onto the knee. Eddie slams Road Dogg then climbs to the top rope but Road Dogg cuts him off then goes up and hits a superplex. Billy gets the tag and goes right after Eddie but misses and winds up in the Radicalz’ corner and gets quadruple-teamed. Billy fights his way out of the corner then whips Eddie into a corner and hits a press slam. Billy follows up with a Cobra Clutch slam and gets the three count to even the sides. (6:00)
Malenko runs in and Billy scoops him up but Saturn chopblocks his knee and Malenko falls on top. Malenko unloads on Billy then goes for a whip but lowers the head and Billy in the face. K-Kwik tags in and runs into an armdrag but lands on his feet. Malenko applies a headlock, K-Kwik shoves him into the ropes but Malenko hits a shoulderblock. Malenko comes off the ropes and K-Kwik leapfrogs over him but Malenko cartwheels around him. K-Kwik ducks a right hand and takes Malenko down but Malenko shoves K-Kwik into his corner and hits several shoulderblocks. Benoit tags in and chops K-Kwik repeatedly then whips him into a corner. K-Kwik lifts himself up and over Benoit then backflips across the ring and hits a Memphis sidekick. K-Kwik goes for a whip, Benoit reverses but K-Kwik hits the headscissors followed by a Japanese armdrag. K-Kwik goes for a sidekick but Benoit ducks it and plants him with a bridge suplex for the next elimination. (7:12) That leaves the former New Age Outlaws against 3 Radicalz.
Road Dogg comes in but Benoit forces him into the Radicalz’ corner. Saturn tags in and helps Benoit whip Road Dogg into a double clothesline. Saturn knocks Billy off the apron then hits an elbowdrop on Road Dogg for a two count. Malenko tags in and slams Road Dogg to the mat for another two count. Saturn tags back in and goes for a whip but Road Dogg drops him with a right hand. Road Dogg goes for a whip, Saturn reverses but lowers the head. Road Dogg kicks the face but Saturn comes back with a Northern Light Suplex for another elmination. (8:49) So now Billy Gunn is left alone against three men.
Billy tees off on Saturn and goes for a whip but Saturn reverses and Malenko nails Billy from the apron. Billy pops Malenko and Benoit off the apron but Saturn nails him with a right hand and chokes him with his boot. Malenko tags in and stomps Billy down before choking him with his boot. Malenko continues working over Billy and Saturn snaps his neck on the top rope. Malenko whips Billy and Billy tumbles out to the floor after Benoit pulls down the top rope. Benoit holds Billy while Saturn goes for a superkick but Billy escapes and Benoit takes the shot. Billy nails Saturn with a forearm but Malenko hits him with a baseball slide then throws him back in the ring. Malenko goes for a whip but Billy comes back with the Rocker Dropper for the pin to cut the deficit to 2-1. (10:59)
Saturn comes in and lays the boots to Billy before pummeling him in a corner. Saturn goes for a whip but lowers the head and Billy hits a jackhammer then covers but Benoit breaks up the pin. Benoit tags in and slams Billy then climbs to the top rope and connects with the diving headbutt but only gets two! Benoit goes for a whip but Billy hits an elbow then whips Benoit into Saturn, knocking him off the apron. Billy tries to suplex Benoit back in the ring but Saturn trips him from the floor and holds his leg while Benoit falls on top of Billy and gets the three for the final elimination. (12:30) The Radicalz actually get a win. Okay match with some nice stuff mixed in but boring for the most part. The Radicalz tried and actually clicked prety good but look who they had to work with. Plus the bookers tried too hard to get the fans behind Billy, especially with the protected finish, but didn’t quite succeed. **
~ Backstage Lillian Garcia is waiting to get interviews when The Rock walks up so she tries to get comments but Rock walks past her without saying a word.
~ Elsewhere Michael Cole interviews Chris Jericho about requesting his match with Kane. Jericho says he wants and needs the match and thought this whole situation was about coffee, even wanting to have a “Sanka on a pole” match. Jericho says instead of coffee, this is about a man with a buring rage who sees the ugly, bitter, unforgiving monster within waiting to escape. However Jericho says he’s not talking about Kane, he’s referring to himself.
- Chris Jericho vs. Kane
Jericho starts the match and gets in the first shots until Kane knees him in the chest and beats him down in a corner. Kane whips Jericho into the opposite corner but Jericho lifts himself up and over Kane and dropkicks him over the ropes. Kane lands on his feet on the floor so Jericho connects with a baseball slide. Jericho then launches himself over the top rope for a plancha on Kane but catches some of the rope on his way over. Jericho hammers Kane but Kane pops him with a right hand and rams him into the barricade. Jericho tries to fight back but Kane sends him into the ringsteps and throws him back in the ring. Kane climbs on the apron when Jericho snaps his neck on the top rope and hits the springboard dropkick. Jericho goes back out and lays the boots to Kane then dropkicks the steps into Kane’s head. Jericho rolls Kane back in then climbs to the top rope and leaps off but Kane catches him into a powerslam. Kane pops Jericho and whips him but lowers the head and Jericho kicks the face. Jericho comes off the ropes but Kane lifts him up and drops him to the mat. Kane clubs Jericho in the back then beats him down in the corner and chokes him with his boot. Kane whips Jericho into a corner and goes for a back suplex but Jericho fights out of it. Kane goes for the suplex again and Jericho flips out of it and lands some shots. Kane drops Jericho with right hand then whips him into a corner and charges at him but Jericho sidesteps it.
Kane comes back with a big boot then grabs Jericho over his back in a hangman spot. Kane eventually backs Jericho into the turnbuckles and stomps him down then takes off a turnbuckle pad. Kane goes to ram Jericho into the exposed bolts but Jericho blocks it and tries to ram Kane into it but Kane blocks that. Jericho charges at Kane three times but each time he eats an uppercut. Kane grabs Jericho by the throat and throws him over the ropes then goes out and whips him into the barrier. Kane press slams Jericho back in the ring then climbs to the top rope but Jericho causes him to straddle the buckle. Jericho goes up looking for a huricanrana but Kane shoves him off to the mat. Kane leaps off for the clothesline but Jericho dropkicks him in mid-air and both men are down until Kane sits right up. Jericho starts to fight back and goes for a whip, Kane reverses but Jericho blocks a boot and trips his other leg to take him down. Kane sits up again but Jericho dropkicks him in the face then climbs to the top rope and connects with a missile dropkick but only gets a two count. Jericho goes for a whip, Kane reverses and sets up for a Tombstone but Jericho floats over and shoves Kane into the steel bolt then rolls him up for a two count. Jericho gets Kane in the Walls of Jericho and Kane tries to hold on and manages to reach the bottom rope. Jericho pulls him back to the center but Kane counters the hold so Jericho tries for a half-Boston Crab but Kane kicks him away. Jericho comes off the ropes and hits the bulldog then goes for the Lionsault but Kane catches him by the throat and hits the chokeslam to get the pin. (12:34) Slow and disappointing match that went too long. Plus there was no reason for Kane to go over since Jericho needed the win more instead of having his heat killed right there. **
~ Backstage The Radicalz are relaxing in their lockerroom when Terri comes in and informs them that Triple H has just arrived at the building and will meet up with them later after he takes care of some things. Terri figures they may know what those things are and Chris Benoit laughs uncontrollably. Hmm.
- WWF EUROPEAN TITLE: William Regal © vs. Hardcore Holly
Earlier on Heat Regal was cutting a promo when Hardcore interupted him and challenged him to a match so here we are. Regal comes out first and gets on the mic, ripping the Tampa fans for being unable to elect a new President and talking about their lack of manners until Hardcore interupts him for the second time tonight. Hardcore works Regal over in a corner to start but Regal reverses positions and lands several European uppercuts. Regal goes for a whip, Hardcore counters into a headlock and Regal shoves him into the ropes but Hardcore shoulderblocks him for a two count. Regal trips Hardcore with a drop toehold for his own two count then hits a hiptoss but Hardcore hits an armdrag and we have a stalemate. Both men lockup and Hardcore forces Regal into a corner and unloads on him. Hardcore whips Regal into the opposite corner and charges but eats a boot. Regal throws Hardcore into the ringpost then goes out and wraps Hardcore’s arm around the post. Regal climbs back in and kneedrops the arm repeatedly before applying a wristlock. Hardcore fights out of it and Regal whips him but lowers the head and Hardcore sets up for a suplex but Regal counters with a takedown by the arm. Regal hits more kneedrops on the arm then applies a cross-armbreaker but Hardcore manages to inch over and reach the bottom rope. Regal stomps Hardcore out of the ring then brings him back in and applies a keylock. Hardcore fights out of the hold and comes off the ropes for a crossbody that gets a two count. Regal whips Hardcore into a corner and charges and blocks a kick. Hardcore comes out and applies a waistlock but Regal counters with a kick below the belt. Regal hits the double kneelift to the face and ties Hardcore in the ropes then hammers away at the arm. Regal grabs a leg but Hardcore manages to hit an enzuigiri and free himself from the ropes. Hardcore lands several shots then comes off the ropes with a pair of clotheslines then tosses him over the ropes. Hardcore goes out and rams Regal into the steps before tossing him back in. Hardcore then brings the European Title belt in and clocks Regal in the head with it, getting himself DQ’ed. (5:49) Hardcore could care less about the loss and continues to work over Regal and even shoves the referee away. And the point of this was…what, exactly? DUD
~ Backstage Kurt Angle is getting ready for his match when Trish Stratus visits him so Angle tells her tonight is the start of Year 2 of his legacy. Trish seems impressed then points out Stephanie McMahon is not here so she’s offering Angle some “special assistance”. Angle thinks he knows what Trish is offering, so he asks Trish to tell Test and Albert no thanks because Taker doesn’t stand a chance. Angle then departs, leaving Trish with a confused look on her face. Really, Kurt?
~ The Rock is shown heading to the ring for his match with Rikishi as we get a video package highlighting that feud.
- The Rock vs. Rikishi
Rock rushes the ring and wastes no time going right to work on Rikishi then whips him and hits a Samoan Drop. Rock then brings a chair in the ring and readies a swing but the referee pulls it away. Rock yells at the referee but turns right into a superkick from Rikishi. Rikishi stomps Rock in his injured chest when Rock begins to fight back and comes off the ropes but runs into an elbow. Rikishi follows up with a legdrop and Rock is reeling as Rikishi works over his chest around the ring. Rock throws Rikishi into a corner and tees off on him then goes for a whip but Rikishi reverses him into a corner and hits a sidewalk slam for a two count. Rikishi stomps Rock in the chest repeatedly then goes for a whip, Rock reverses and throws Rikishi through the ropes then goes after him on the floor. Rock rams Rikishi into the ringsteps but Rikishi rams Rock into the timekeeper’s table. Rikishi drops Rock onto the barricade then whips him right into the referee. Rikishi throws Rock in the ring then pulls out a sledgehammer and brings it in as well but Rock catches him with a right hand and manages to hit the Rock Bottom! However Rock is too hurt to make the cover and the referee is still recovering on the floor. Rock eventually manages to cover Rikishi as the referee comes back in but only gets two! Rock hammers Rikishi and goes for the Smackdown but Rikishi counters with a headbutt to the chest then hits another headbut. Rock again starts to fight back and goes for a whip, Rikishi reverses but lowers the head. Rock kicks the face then comes off the ropes but Rikishi hits a Samoan Drop. Rikishi follows it up with the sitdown splash … but only gets two! Rikishi props Rock in a corner and hits the running butt splash then gives him the Stinkface! However Rock charges out of the corner with a clothesline. Rikishi misses with a superkick and Rock hits the spinebuster followed by the People’s Elbow. Rock is hurting but eventually crawls over and covers for the three! (11:19) Surprisingly good match there as Rock really made Rikishi look like a threat for a while. But then again Rikishi had to sell the People’s Elbow for an eternity before the cover. Not to mention Rikishi has failed to beat Rock just like he lost to Austin which isn’t helping his attempts to be a top-level heel. ***
Oh, but wait. Rock struggles to get to his feet when Rikishi nails him with the superkick. Rikishi drags Rock over to the corner then climbs up the ropes and hits the Banzai Drop. However Rikishi goes up the ropes again and hits another Banzai Drop. Several referees try to stop him but Rikishi manages to hit a third Banzai Drop. Rock is down as Rikishi starts to leave but then goes back and hits a 4th Banzai Drop for good measure. So Rikishi needed a post-match beatdown to get his heat back instead of actually beating Rock straight-up in the first place.
~ We cut to WWF New York and find Raven among the fans doing something.
~ Steve Austin is shown arriving at the building, well over an hour late. Elsewhere Triple H watches Austin’s arrival with the Radicalz saying “Let the games begin.” Commissioner Mick Foley comes in and tells Triple H he’s been watching their little party and decides to ban the Radicalz from ringside during his match with Austin which is now no-disqualification. Foley departs but Triple H doesn’t seem upset by either announcement, promising to cripple Austin.
- WWF WOMEN’S TITLE: Ivory © vs. Lita
So here’s Lita’s rematch after losing the title some weeks ago on Smackdown. Lita charges in the ring and starts off by throwing Ivory to the mat then shoves her into a corner and gets in some shots. Lita whips Ivory to the opposite corner and charges but eats a boot. Lita hits a hiptoss but then botches a spear or something. Lita comes off the ropes and Ivory lovers the head but Lita kicks the face and follows up with an enzuigiri. Ivory then pops Lita in the face with a hard shot, busting her open near her eye. Lita grabs Ivory with a waistlock and goes for an O’Connor roll but Ivory holds onto the ropes. Lita hits a clothesline for a two count. Ivory beats Lita down in a corner and chokes her then slings her to the mat and hits an elbowdrop for a two count. Ivory lays the boots to Lita and kicks her in the chest then wrenches her arm. Ivory punches Lita in her bloodied face then hits a suplex for a two count. Ivory goes for a whip but Lita counters with the headscissors then hits a Frankensteiner for a two count as Steven Richards comes down to ringside. Ivory goes for a whip but Lita reverses and throws her through the ropes. Richards helps Ivory up on the floor when Lita climbs to the top rope and hits a crossbody on both of them. Lita throws Ivory back in the ring then climbs to the top and hits another crossbody for a two count. Lita climbs to the top again and goes for a moonsault but Richards pulls Ivory out of the way. The referee argues with Richards while Ivory brings her Women’s title belt in the ring and takes a swing but misses and Lita hits a suplex. Lita goes to the top rope again and goes for another moonsault but Ivory blocks it with the title belt on her knees and the pin is academic. (4:52) Richards and Ivory walk off victorious while Lita has to be helped out of the ring. Very sloppy match all around. DUD
~ Johnathan Coachman reports backstage from outside the Rock’s lockerroom saying Rock is being tended to by the trainer but is coughing up blood and having difficulty breathing. Coach says he’ll have another update if and when Rock’s condition chages.
~ Elsewhere Kane is walking when Chris Jericho ambushes him with a chair and drives him into a garage door. Jericho dumps some pipes on Kane and reaks 2x4s over his back then keeps hammering Kane until the referees come over and pull him off. Do pay-per-view matches ever settle anything anymore?
~ A video package is shown highlighting the Kurt Angle/Undertaker feud for the WWF Championship. Michael Cole then interviews Taker about making his debut at the Survivor Series 10 years ago. Taker says his decade of destruction will continue tonight by opening Deadman Inc’s doors to Kurt Angle and the golden boy is going to take his last ride.
- WWF WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE: Kurt Angle © vs. The Undertaker
So here we have Angle’s first pay-per-view title defense, yet it’s third from the top of the card. Plus JR goes on about how the WWF Championship has changed hands at the last 6 Survivor Series cards and feels we may just see number seven. Angle is out first and gets on the mic talking about beginning his second year in the WWF with a successful title defense. Angle then asks the fans to reflect on their favorite Kurt Angle moment from the past year and would have asked the fans to vote but he doesn’t want them to botch this election. Angle begins to list his favorite moments until Undertaker rides out on his motorcycle. And let me tell you the pants Taker wears here are just plain hideous.
Taker paces around the ring anxious to start the match while Angle stalls on the floor before going in. Taker brings in a chair so Angle hides behind Earl Hebner but Taker offers the chair to Angle. So Angle takes it then whacks Taker in the back to start the match. Angle works Taker over in a corner but ends up tiring himself out allowing Taker to throw him in the corner and get in his shots. Taker gets in his shots then whips Angle and hits a big boot and follows up with a legdrop. Taker covers Angle but pulls him up at 2, wanting to inflict more punishment. Taker slams Angle to the mat and hits an elbowdrop for a cover but again pulls Angle up at 2. Taker grabs Angle by the arm then walks the top rope and clubs him in the chest. Taker whips Angle looking for a chokeslam but Angle grabs the ropes and bails out to the floor. Taker chases Angle back in the ring but Angle attacks him as he climbs in and hits a German suplex for a two count. Angle clotheslines Taker over the ropes then goes out to the apron and dives off but Taker grabs him and rams him into the ringpost twice. Taker tosses Angle back in the ring and clubs him in the back. Taker whips Angle into a corner and goes for a boot but Angle sidesteps him and Taker’s leg gets caught on the top rope. Angle kicks away at Taker’s other leg and wraps it around the middle rope. Angle continues kicking at Taker’s leg but Taker counters with right hand. Taker gets in some shots but Angle kicks at the knee to stop it and regains the advantage. Angle goes for a whip but Taker reverses him into a corner and applies a Fujiwara armbar. Angle starts tapping out but Edge and Christian come out and distract Hebner from seeing it. Taker takes a swing at Christian but Christian ducks it and snaps Taker on the top rope. Taker grabs Angle by the throat but Angle counters by kicking the bad knee then works over the knee with a leglock while Edge & Christian are still at ringside to show their support. Taker fights out of the hold and kicks Angle away but Angle hits a clothesline for a two count. Angle reapplies the leglock and Taker fights out of it a second time then then goes out to the floor and attacks Edge & Christian Hebner goes out and orders E&C to the back as Taker heads back in the ring. Taker hits the chokeslam on Angle and covers but Hebner is still trying to get E&C out of there. Hebner finally runs back to the ring and counts … but only gets a two count. Taker argues with Hebner when Angle rolls him up from behind for a near fall.
Taker clotheslines Angle for a two count then hits a Russian legsweep for another two count. Angle rolls out to the floor and rams Taker’s knee into the apron then applies a Figure Four. Taker tries to hold on and eventually turns the hold over but Angle grabs the bottom rope. Taker whips Angle into a corner and Angle staggers into a tilt-o-whirl slam for a two count. Taker scoops Angle up for a Tombstone but Angle floats over and takes Taker down by the legs. Angle works over Taker’s bad knee then goes out and applies the Figure Four around the ringpost! Hebner forces Angle to break the hold and Angle heads back and in lands a series of shots. Taker fights back then drops Angle on the top buckle for a two count. Angle hits a low blow that doesn’t draw a DQ for some reason then scoops Taker up but Taker reverses into a Tombstone attempt. Angle floats over and lands on his feet on the apron but Taker pops him off to the floor. Angle tries to hide under the apron but Taker pulls him out and throws him back in the ring then hits the Last Ride! Taker covers and Hebner counts 1…2…but stops counting even though Angle is still pinned! Yep, here it comes. Taker yells at Hebner demaning to know why he didn’t count three when… a second Kurt Angle runs in?! Huh?! This second Angle rolls up Taker and grabs the tights as Hebner counts the 1…2…3 for the win! (16:47) So Angle was beaten twice with E&C bailing him out each time then magically became two people to pin Taker. Angle celebrates on the ramp as Taker storms off after him as see the man Taker nearly pinned is clearly not Kurt Angle. Of course we know hims as Kurt’s brother Eric. Match was okay for what it was with some nice psychology but in the end Angle still doesn’t look like a credible world champion. **½
We cut outside just in time to find Angle jumping into a car and peeling out into the night.
- The Hardy Boyz & The Dudley Boyz vs. Edge, Christian, Bull Buchanan & The Goodfather (w/Val Venis) – Survivor Series Match
The good guys are coming into this match at a slight disadvantage since Jeff challenged Val to a match earlier on Heat and suffered a post-match beatdown. Bull Buchanan starts off with Bubba Ray Dudley and works him over in a corner then whips him into the other corner and chagres but eats a boot. Bubba comes out with a clothesline followed by an elbowdrop for a two count. D’Von tags in and whips Buchanan into a spinning elbow then goes for another whip, Buchanan reverses but D’Von hits a flying shouldertackle for a near fall. D’Von goes for a whip, Buchanan reverses and hits a boot then tags in Goodfather and sets D’Von up for a boot from him. Goodfather whips D’Von and hits a shoulderblock then chokes him on the top rope. Christian tags in and hammers D’Von in a corner then goes for a whip, D’Von reverses him into the opposite corner and charges but eats an elbow. D’Von hits the Curtain Call then tags in Matt Hardy while Edge tags in but Matt takes it to both E&C and hits a clothesline on Edge. Matt slams Christian and knocks both RTC members off the apron then plants Edge with a neckbreaker slam. Christian breaks up the pin and the match breaks down as eveyone is going at it. The RTC’ers whip both Hardys but Matt and Jeff duck clotheslines and set them up for DDTs when The Dudleys also set E&C up and all four men hit DDTs on their opponents. Matt and Jeff shed their shirts to reveal matching camoflague wear just like the Dudleys. The Hardys whip Edge into a corner, Matt drops the mat and Jeff connects with the Poetry in Motion. Matt hops to the middle rope for the guillotine legdrop but Val Venis shoves him onto the top rope and Matt stumbles into a Edge-o-matic which gets the three count for the first elimination. (3:59)
Jeff takes over on Edge and lays the boots to him then tags D’Von in. Both men go for a suplex and Edge flips out of it but Jeff sets Edge up for a neckbreaker from D’Von and D’Von hits a clothesline for a two count. D’Von whips Edge not seeing Christian tag in but D’Von clotheslines both men. D’Von goes for a whip but Christian reverses and D’Von bumps into Buchanan on the apron. D’Von pops Buchanan but Chrisian drills him with the Unprettier and gets the pin. (5:10) That just leaves one Hardy and one Dudley against four men.
Bubba clotheslines Christian then whips him into a backdrop before hitting another clothesline. Bubba slams Christian and tags in Jeff who springs off the top rope into a moonsault for a two count. Jeff whips Christian into a corner and charges but eats a boot and Christian throws Jeff into the ringpost. Buchanan tags in and brings Jeff back in then whips him into a press slam. Buchanan stomps Jeff in the chest and drops him with a right hand then whips him into a corner and charges but Jeff sidesteps him. Bubba gets the tag and lands several clotheslines then slams Buchanan to the mat and does the same to Goodfather. Edge runs in and Bubba drops him on the top rope and Christian comes in but runs into a backdrop. Bubba backdrops Goodfather over the ropes when Edge goes for a spear but misses Bubba and nails Buchanan. Bubba covers Buchanan and grabs the three to cut the deficit. (7:32)
Edge argues with Buchanan when Bubba shoves them into each other and hits the Full nelson bomb. Bubba covers Edge when Christian climbs to the top rope and goes for a splash but misses Bubba and hits Edge. Bubba throws Christian out of the ring and covers Edge for the pin to even the sides. (8:06)
Goodafther comes in and throws Jeff through the ropes. Bubba goes for the Full Nelson bomb on Christian but Goodfather pulls him down. Bubba pops Goodfather and scoops Christian up but Christian floats over him and shoves Bubba into a Death Valley Driver from Goodfather for the next elimination. (8:40) That leaves Jeff alone against two men.
Jeff takes it to both of them and goes for a whip but Christian reverses him into a boot from Goodfather. Goodafther rams Jeff into his corner and tags in Christian and Christian whips Jeff into Goodfather, knocking him off the apron. Christian charges but Jeff sends him into the ringpost. Jeff slams Christian then climbs to the top rope and connects with the Swanton Bomb for the pin. (9:39)
It’s now down to Jeff against the Goodfather when Goodafther whips Jeff and goes for the Ho Train but Jeff sidesteps him. Val gets on the apron and goes for a clothesline but misses Jeff and nails the Goodfather. Jeff quickly covers Goodfather and gets the three for the final elimination. (10:05) Pretty disjointed match that seemed rushed toward the end. Were they running short on time or something? *½
The rest of the Right to Censor pour in the ring and starts beating down Jeff with Steven Richards joining the fray. Richards and Buchanan hold Jeff down as Val climbs to the top rope and hits the Moneyshot. Matt and the Dudleys then run back out to make the save and Matt takes out Buchanan with the Twist of Fate and does the same to Richards. D’Von whips Goodfather and the Dudleys take him out with a 3D. Bubba slams Val to the mat and he and the Hardys hold him down while D’Von climbs to the top rope and hits the “Wassup” headbutt. The four of them then finish what they started on Smackdown by sliding a pair of tables in the ring. Val is placed on one table while Matt climbs to the top and legdrops him through the table. D’Von passes Richards over to Bubba on the middle rope and Bubba superbombs Richards through the other table. The Hardys and Dudleys celebrate their triumph while The Right To Censor is left in shambles.
Steve Austin is shown making his way to the ring for the main event. Elsewhere Triple H is having a pow-wow with the Radicalz, telling Benoit and the rest they know what to do before heading off as well. A video package is then shown highlighting the Austin/Triple H feud.
- Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Triple H – No-DQ Match
So after a year’s wait Austin finally has his chance to get his hands on the man who orchestrated the hit-and-run last year. Both men waste no time exchanging punches and Austin gets the advantage then whips Triple H into an elbow and follows up with an elbowdrop. Austin rams Triple H into all the turnbuckles and chokes him on the middle rope until Triple H jabs the eyes. Triple H goes for a whip but Austin reverses it and hits a knee to the chest then works over his injured back. Austin goes for a whip but lowers the head and Triple H hits a facebuster. Triple H comes off the ropes but runs right into the Lou Thesz Press and Austin unloads on him and caps off with the elbowdrop. Triple H rolls out to the floor but Austin goes out and rams him into the guardrail. Triple H tries to crawl up the aisle to the back but Austin lays the boots to him. Austin grabs a piece of the set but Triple H rams it into his face then rams him into the guardrail. Triple H rams Austin into an anvil case then tries to get Austin to the backstage area but Austin doesn’t go for it and punches Triple H back toward the ring. Austin goes for suplex but Triple H counters into his own suplex onto the floor. Austin and Triple H brawl their way back to ringside and Triple H rams Austin into the ringsteps then tosses him over the Spanish announce table. Austin tries to fight back when Triple H goes for a whip but Austin reverses and sends Triple H into the steps. Austin rams Triple H into the timekeeper’s table and stomps him down to the floor. Austin grabs a monitor off the announcer table and clocks Triple H with it, busting him open. Austin continues his assault then grabs his beer cooler and waffles Triple H with it. Ausitn takes a moment to chug a beer and nails Triple H with the can then enjoys another beer and rams Triple H into the can on the announce table. Austin rams Triple H into the steps repeatedly before throwing him in the ring along with the ringbell.
Both men go back and forth and Austin gets the advantage until Triple H kicks him below the belt. Triple H rakes the face and whips Austin when Austin goes for the Stunner but Triple H counters into a neckbreaker. Triple H goes out and drapes Austin on the apron before clubbing him in the chest twice. Triple H presses Austin’s head against the ringpost before clubbing him a third time. Triple H clotheslines Austin from the apron then goes in and covers him for a two count. Triple H goes for a whip but lowers the head and Austin kicks the face. Austin lands some shots but Triple H hits a knee the chest followed by a neckbreaker for a two count. Triple H tees off on Ausin and goes for a whip but Austin reverses and hits a spinebuster. Austin hops to the middle rope and goes for an elbowdrop but Triple H rolls out of the way. Triple H stomps Austin down in a corner and chokes him with his shin then brings him out to the floor but Austin rams him into the barricade. Austin scoops Triple H up but Triple H floats over and drops Austin onto the barricade. Triple H throws the ringbell in the ring and rams Austin into the timekeeper’s table. Triple H goes for a Pedigree on the steps but Austin counters with a backdrop through the announce table. Austin slams Triple H onto the remains of the table and hammers away at him then throws him back in the ring. Triple H starts begging off and goes for a kick but Austin blocks it and stomps him down then hits the Stunner! Austin starts to go for the cover but then decides he’s not finished yet so he brings in a chair and wedges Triple H’s foot in it a’la Brian Pillman. However Austin changes his mind and removes the chair … then wraps it around Triple H’s neck. Austin hops to the middle rope but Triple H rolls out of the chair and out to the floor. Austin and Triple H fight their way up the aisle to the back and you can probably guess what’s coming up next.
As we cut to the back Triple H rams Austin into a case and goes for a whip but Austin sends him into a soda machine. Sure enough the Radicalz appear and beat Austin down while Eddie Guerrero helps Triple H to safety. The referees come out to break up the melee when Triple H taunts Austin then heads out to the parking lot and climbs into a waiting car. Inside Austin and Chris Benoit are still going at it and Austin chases him out to the parking lot. Benoit rams Austin into a trailer and dares Austin to chase after him, into the waiting trap as Triple H waits nearby in the car for his moment. Benoit runs over to Triple H … but when they look back Austin is nowhere to be found. Triple H tells Benoit to go look for him and Benoit heads back inside while he continues to wait. Suddenly Austin appears driving a forklift that lifts Triple H’s car off the ground! Austin drives the car around while cursing Triple H then lifts Triple H’s car high into the air as Triple H begs for his life. However Triple H’s cries are falling upon deaf ears as Austin dumps the car off the forklift and it smashes into the ground!! Austin walks off having gotten his revenge as the show suddenly ends with no finish announced. (25:00) So from the looks of it Triple H is dead now. Of course wrestling logic would say otherwise. Pretty much a so-so brawl capped of by a silly ‘sports-entertainment’ ending, one that’s rendered meaningless in a very short time. *
Conclusion: Below-average pay-per-view that shows how far the WWF fell toward the end of 2000. There were no real standout matches on the card and the biggest issue is none of the main feuds really got settled. Rock beat Rikishi but suffered four Banzai Drops afterward, Jericho lost to Kane but later attacked him to prolong thier feud, Angle relied on Edge, Christian and his look-alike brother to beat Taker and the main event ended with a stunt instead of a winner, getting Triple H out of jobbing to Austin. It just seems like the WWF reverted back to 1999 booking around this time with all the sports entertainment stuff taking the focus away from actual wrestling. There is some okay in-ring action to be found here such as the Rock/Rikishi match but overall I’d call this show a definite thumbs-down.