From The Shelf- WWF Smackdown! 1-13-2000
Posted by Dylan Diot on 08.18.2013
Cactus Jack returns!!!!!
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley come out to kick off the show. Stephanie claims to be confused as to why the WWF would want to walk out on them as the door is always open and they are all about fairness. Triple H claims the superstars don’t understand the sacrifices they make for them and claims he doesn’t have to make apologizes for them. He does apologize to DX and he promises to write the wrong to his DX comrades. He books the New Age Outlaws vs. Bradshaw in a No DQ match and if Faarooq interferes they lose their Royal Rumble title shot. He books the same rules for a handicap match with Faarooq as well. He then says he’ll team with X-Pac against Big Show and The Rock. He promises to beat Mankind at the Royal Rumble worse than Mankind has ever been beaten in his life. He calls out Mankind so that he can finish what he started on Monday. The fake Mankind comes out and he calls Triple H the greatest he has ever seen. The real Mankind comes out and says enough is enough. He says after the beating he took on Monday, Mankind is not ready for a Street Fight at the Royal Rumble. He says Mankind is a beaten up old fool so he has a substitute for the match. He takes his mask off and then takes his shirt off….REVEALING A CACTUS JACK SHIRT!!!! Triple H is in shocked. Cactus enters the ring and he slugs it out with Triple H. The fake Mankind nails Cactus in the back with a chair and goes to hit him in the head but Cactus blocks. He hits some rights to the Fake Mankind and dumps him to the floor. Baseball slide by Cactus knocks the fake Mankind over the announce table. Cactus hits an elbow drop using the chair onto the back of Fake Mankind. Cactus tells Triple H he is going to tear him apart in New York City. He promises to take the WWF Championship.
No DQ Match- New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and Billy Gunn) vs. Bradshaw
Bradshaw throws powder at Road Dogg to start and he pulls Gunn to the floor. He sends Gunn into the steps and he hits a big boot to Road Dogg. He clotheslines him to the floor and follows out where he tosses Road Dogg over the announce table. Back in, Bradshaw throws the steps into the ring and goes for a powerbomb to Gunn but Road Dogg nails him in the back with a chair to block. Gunn backdrops Bradshaw and he drives the steps into the head of Bradshaw. The Outlaws stomp away on Bradshaw and Gunn drives Bradshaw’s face into the steps. Bradshaw tries to fight back so Road Dogg plants him with a DDT. Road Dogg charges with a chair in the corner but eats boot. Gunn goes for the Avalanche in the corner but Bradshaw catches him. Road Dogg hits him with a chair and Gunn falls on top for 3. Winners- New Age Outlaws *1/2 ( For a short handicap match, this wasn’t bad. It was hard hitting and the fact that the Outlaws struggled to put down Bradshaw put the possibility of them losing the tag titles at the Royal Rumble a reality. )
The Rock welcomes Jonathan Coachman to the WWF and Coachman tells him they call him Coach for short. Rock says it doesn’t matter if he teams with Big Show or Big Bird as long as he gets his hands on Triple H. Rock gives Coach his first it doesn’t matter.
Too Cool (Scotty 2 Hotty and Grandmaster Sexay) and Rikishi vs. The Hollys (Hardcore and Crash Holly) and Al Snow
Hardcore and Sexay start. Reverse atomic drop by Sexay and he hits a clothesline. Hardcore pokes the eye and tags Crash. Hip toss by Sexay and he hits a sit-out powerbomb. Tag to Scotty and he hits a pump handle suplex. Bulldog by Scotty and he hits the Worm. Snow trips Scotty up and pulls him to the floor where he hammers away. Tag to Hardcore and he stomps away. Suplex by Hardcore and he goes up. He leaps but eats boot on the way down. Tag to Rikishi and he cleans house. He presses Crash up into the Ace Crusher. Superkick to Snow but he walks into a dropkick from Hardcore. Belly to belly suplex to Hardcore as Too Cool crotch Snow against the post. Rikishi Driver to Crash gets 3. Snow lays out the Hollys with Head. Winners- Too Cool and Rikishi ** ( Nice hot finish and a step up from the crappy six man tag from Raw involving four of these men. )
Gangrel w/Luna vs. Test
Rights by Test and he charges in the corner but eats boot. Overhead belly to belly suplex by Gangrel and he dumps Test to the floor. Luna gets some cheap shots in and back in, Gangrel hits a slam. Elbow drops by Gangrel gets 1. Big boot by Test and he hits the Gutwrench powerbomb. Small package by Gangrel gets 2. Test charges in the corner but eats elbow and Gangrel rolls him up with the ropes for 2. Full Nelson slam by Test gets 2 as Luna pulls the ref out of the ring. Luna clotheslines the ref as Test hits a belly to belly suplex. Luna attacks Test so Test grabs her and spanks her until Gangrel breaks it up. The ref calls for the DQ. Test clotheslines Gangrel and hits the Pump Handle Powerslam to Luna. Slam to Gangrel and Test goes up. He gives Gangrel the Flying Elbow Drop. Winner by DQ- Test *1/2 ( The match was fine but what the hell was that finish. Why did they need to protect GANGREL?!?!? )
Chyna apologizes to Chris Jericho for Monday Night and says she wants to work together. Jericho accepts the apology.
Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff Hardy) w/Terri vs. Big Boss Man and Prince Albert
Jeff and Albert start. Rights by Albert and he stomps away in the corner. Shoulders to the gut in the corner by Albert and he tries to battery ram Jeff but he escapes and shoves Albert into the corner. Dropkick to the back by Jeff and he tags Matt. Double back elbow to Albert and they hit a fistdrop/standing summersault senton for 2. Albert presses Hardy onto the top rope and he hits n inverted TKO. Tag to Boss Man and he tosses Matt across the ring. He jumps on Matt in the ropes and he goes after Terri. Jeff attacks Boss Man to save her and back in, Boss Man goes for a powerbomb but Matt escapes and hits the Twist of Fate. Tag to Jeff and he dropkicks Boss Man. Albert charges but misses and hits Boss Man. Poetry in Motion to Albert and he goes to do it to Boss Man but he catches him and hits a powerslam. Bicycle kick to Matt by Albert and he and Boss Man argue. Jeff knocks Boss Man into Albert and he rolls Boss Man up for 3. Boss Man and Albert fight on the floor after the match. Winners- Hardy Boyz *1/2 ( Decent big team/little team match. The Albert/Boss Man dissention has no heat. )
Big Show says he’s excited to get his hands on Triple H and X-Pac tonight. He took offense to Rock calling everyone a jabroni Monday Night and says at the Royal Rumble, he’ll toss Rock into the seventh row.
Kurt Angle and Steve Blackman vs. Edge and Christian
Edge and Blackman start. Dropkick by Edge and he hits some rights. Blackman comes back with a shot to the midsection and he slams Edge’s face off the mat. Second rope elbow drop by Blackman misses and Edge hits a dropkick. Tag to Christian and he leaps off Edge’s back with an Avalanche in the corner for 2. Tag to Angle and Christian hip tosses him and follows up with a dropkick. Angle slides Christian into the post midsection first and Blackman works him over on the floor. Back in, Angle hits a suplex for 2. Chinlock by Angle but Christian fights out. Angle charges in the corner but eats elbow. Christian escapes an Olympic Slam attempt and he hits the reverse DDT. Tag to Edge and he cleans house. Bicycle kick by Blackman and Val Venis’ music plays. He appears on the titantron and he asks if he was going to use the kendo stick on his future brother in law Edge. The distraction allows Christian to hit a missile dropkick into a German suplex by Edge for 3. Winners- Edge and Christian ** ( Another decent tag match, the ending was weird. The whole Edge/Venis this was just weird. )
Chyna tells Tori that Chris Jericho is having fantasies about her in a flight attendant outfit. Chyna says she knows Kane is going to be mad so she suggests a match with Chris Jericho tonight. Non-title, of course.
No DQ Match- New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and Billy Gunn) vs. Faarooq
The Outlaws double team Faarooq as he enters the ring and they work him over in the corner. Faarooq charges in the corner but eats boot and he comes back with a powerslam to Gunn. Spinebuster to Road Dogg but Gunn comes back with a back suplex. Double shoulderblock by Faarooq and he goes for the Dominator but Gunn saves. Jackhammer by Gunn and Road Dogg hits the knee drop for 3. Winners- New Age Outlaws * ( A lot shorter than the earlier match and not as good as the brawl with Bradshaw. )
After the match, Bradshaw comes out and chases the Outlaws out of the ring with a lead pipe.
Godfather and D’Lo Brown w/Hoes vs. Headbangers (Mosh and Thrasher)
Before the match, the orange light with the #13 appears on the titantron with a voice saying the mood is about to change. Godfather asks about the Headbanger’s get-up and Mosh says he’s just jealopus they’re dressed better than Godfather’s trolls. Mosh attacks Brown to start and he hammers away in the corner. Springboard crossbody by Brown and he hits a leg lariat. Tag to Godfather and Mosh avoids a superkick attempt. Tag to Thrasher and Godfather hammers away. Clothesline by Godfather and he hits a slam. Legdrop by Godfather and he tags Brown. Double suplex to Thrasher but Thrasher knocks Brown to the floor from behind allowing Mosh to work him over on the floor. Back in, the Headbangers press Brown to the mat. Mosh charges in the corner but misses and Brown hits a back suplex. Tag to Godfather and he cleans house. He clotheslines Mosh to the floor and hits the Ho Train to Thrasher. Tag to Brown and he goes up. Low Down by Brown gets 3. Winners- Godfather and D’Lo Brown *1/2 ( Another decent but pointless tag match in the series of them tonight. )
Big Show tells Rock to stay out of his way tonight.
Jericho uses poor word choices to try to tell Kane he didn’t say what Chyna told Tori he said. Kane grabs Jericho’s throat but Jericho breaks it up. Tilt-a-whirl backbreaker by Kane and he charges in the corner but eats boot. Jericho escapes a slam attempt and he hits a flying forearm. Kane blocks a hurricanrana attempt with a powerbomb. Kane goes up and hits the flying clothesline off the top forcing Jericho to bail. Kane follows out and he leaps off the steps but Jericho moves out of the way. Knees to the head by Jericho and back in, Jericho snaps Kane’s neck off the ropes. Springboard dropkick knocks Kane off the apron and Jericho goes for the baseball slide but misses. Uppercut by Kane and he slams Jericho’s face off the steps. Kane charges with the steps but miss and Jericho drop toe holds Kane into the steps. Back in, Jericho goes up and hits a missile dropkick to Kane. He goes for the Walls of Jericho but Chyna and the Kat comes out. This allows Kane to grab Jericho and hit the Chokeslam. Tombstone by Kane gets 3. Winner- Kane ** ( Jericho hung tough with Kane and got a good amount of offense which as a result made for a decent match between the two. )
Triple H and Stephanie tell X-Pac to trust them as all has been going well for DX tonight.
Triple H and X-Pac w/Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley vs. Big Show and the Rock
Show and HHH start. Show hammers away on HHH in the corner and knocks him down with a head butt. Show stomps away in the corner and he hits the sidewalk slam. Show refuses to tag Rock as he stacks DX up in the corner. Avalanche by Show and he hip tosses both across the ring. Facebuster by HHH but Show comes back with a powerslam. Blind tag by Rock and he argues with Big Show. He cleans house on DX and hits the spinebuster to HHH. He goes for the People’s Elbow but X-Pac nails Rock in the back with a chair to break. Clothesline by HHH and he tags X-Pac. X-Pac stomps away and works over Rock in the corner. Rock comes back with a clothesline but X-Pac answers back with a spin kick for 2. Tag to HHH and he stomps away on Rock in the corner. He chokes away on Rock but Rock fights back with rights. They clothesline each other and both men are down. Tag to X-Pac and he knocks Rock down with a chop. Spin kick in the corner by X-Pac and he tags HHH. Suplex by HHH gets 2. Rock tries to fight back but HHH breaks with a knee to the gut. DDT by Rock and he goes to tag but Show pulls his arm away. HHH goes low and he hits the Pedigree to Rock for 3. Winners- Triple H and X-Pac **1/2 ( Fun main event. Nothing spectacular but it had good heat and Show finally turned heel so it served its purpose. )
After the match, Big Show chokeslams Rock, leaving him lying.
The 411: The opening segment was awesome and the main event was fun but everything else on the show really didn't mean much. A bunch of throwaway tag matches and some really short single matches that didn't light the world on fire make this episode of Smackdown one to skip.