Tuesday, December 27, 2005

WWF In Your House: Final Four

1) Wildman Marc Mero vs. Leif Cassidy - 4
2) Flash Funk, Bart Gunn, & Goldust vs. The Nation of Domination - 4
3) Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Rocky Maivia - 6
4) The British Bulldog & Owen Hart vs. Doug Furnas & Phil LaFon - 4
5) Four Man Elimination Match: Bret “Hit Man” Hart vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker vs. Vader – 5

Man, did this ever feel like a bad episode of the old Superstars show. There was nothing but a basic set for the entry way and the arena was super small. Speaking of bad TV matches, that’s what the first two bouts seemed to be. Mero vs. Cassidy? Who the hell thought that was a good match to put on pay-per-view? Everyone in the six-man tag seemed lost. My question is who did Funk, Gunn, and Goldie piss off to be forced to job to the Nation? Not even the tag title match was that great. Furnas and LaFon never really amounted to much and were pretty much regulated to Shotgun Saturday Night after their appearance at WrestleMania.

Now then, for the good matches. Helmsley vs. Maivia had a nice flow to it and was actually the first time these two ever met on pay-per-view. Goldust comes out at the end to distract Helmsley in order to set up a WrestleMania match between the two. Chyna actually debuts as an unnamed fan who strangles Marlena. As for the main event, it seemed kinda slow paced. Even though Vader took some juice and bled like a horse, it didn’t help the pace. Hart won the match to be named the WWF champion, but he didn’t hold it for long as he was beaten by Sycho Sid the next night on Raw. This is one event that I’d pass on unless you can find it insanely cheap at the flea market or on Ebay. I suppose that if you’re really, really bored, you could throw it in and kill two hours. Hey, it’s better than lighting your shorts on fire.

1 comment:

Jessie said...

man, Adam, i am going to disagree with the Final 4 match...it had that wild street fight atmosphere that WWE has tried to recreate so many times, unsuccessfully. watch the crowd when it comes to Bret and Taker, and you'll never see a crowd come so unglued in your life!