From The Shelf- WWF Raw is War 2-7-2000
Posted by Dylan Diot on 09.30.2013
One of the greatest endings in Raw history....
WWF Raw is War
X-Pac and Tori come out but the Radicalz arrive so X-Pac and Tori quickly bail. Saturn says heís not here to make trouble, all they want is a WWF contract. Malenko talks about their one chance to win their way into the WWF and they didnít get the job done. Guerrero thanks the crowd for their support and Benoit wants Cactus Jack to come out so they can thank him personally. Cactus comes out but is immediately followed by Triple H and Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley. Stephanie says all this admiration makes her want to puke and HHH tells Cactus heís going to give Cactus one last match with him at No Way Out and Cactus can have match he wants as long as it doesnít involve any of Cactusí sick toys. Cactus chooses HELL IN THE CELL!!!!!! HHH accepts only if Cactus Jack puts his career on the line. Cactus says he has done it all except for one thing, main event Wrestlemania. Cactus wants the WWF Championship on the line and heís guaranteed a match against the winner of Rock/Show when he wins the title. HHH accepts and the match is on!!! HHH says he takes what he wants when he wants it and he wants a piece of Cactus. HHH tells the Radicalz that they can get their asses out of the ring or show their appreciation to the man that gave them their contracts. The Radicalz attack Cactus!!!! X-Pac gives Cactus the Bronco Buster and Saturn and Malenko give him a double suplex. Diving head butt by Benoit and HHH tells Cactus this is the beginning of the end. In 20 days, itís the end. He gives Cactus the Pedigree and they leave Cactus lying.
Backstage, HHH tells the Radicalz and X-Pac theyíll team up against Cactus Jack and any partners he can find.
Mark Henry tells Mae Young to stay in the back for his match.
Kurt Angle vs. Mark Henry
Angle says the only similarity between him and Henry is that they were Olympics. In the WWF, while he went on an undefeated streak, Henry got an 80 year old woman pregnant. He says that may be acceptable in Texas, but itís not acceptable to him. Angle tries to wrestle Henry but Henry presses him to the mat. Running powerslam by Henry gets 2. Slam by Henry and he hits a leg drop for 2. Angle tries to take Henry down but he blocks and hits a gutwrench powerbomb for 2. Clothesline by Henry and he charges but Angle low bridges Henry, taking him to the floor. Mae Young makes her way out as Angle hits a belly to belly suplex on the floor onto Henry!!! Mae Young enters the ring and attacks Angle!!! OLYMPIC SLAM ON MAE YOUNG!!!!! Mark Henry and B.B. check on the unconscious Mae Young. Winner by DQ- Kurt Angle *1/2 ( The action wasnít bad heading into the finish but the finish sucked as no one cares about the Mae Young stuff. )
Mae Young gets medical attention backstage and she tries to strip. OK then.
Hardcore Match- The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Faarooq) vs. The Hollys (Hardcore and Crash Holly)
They brawl to start and they make their way into the crowd. They head backstage and Bradshaw tosses Crash into the concession stand. Bradshaw and Faarooq give themselves some beer and Hardcore nails Faarooq with a beer bottle. Bradshaw nails Hardcore with a beer bottle and he goes for a powerbomb but Viscera comes inÖ.and slips on the floor. He nails Bradshaw in the back with a 2x4 and Bradshaw falls through a table. Hardcore covers for 3. Winners- The Hollys * ( This was a mess. It was a mostly sloppy brawl with the guys slipping on the messy floor of the concession stand, culminating with a hilarious fall from Viscera, whose interference made zero sense. )
Eddie Guerrero says Cactus Jack made the mistake of thinking friendship came before business and Benoit says Triple H has the stroke. Saturn says if Cactusí canít find any friends, heíll be more desperate then they were.
Gangrel tells Luna to keep her head on straight so that she can with the Womenís Championship.
Rock asks Kevin Kelly is he ever had any pie, particularly Poontang Pie. He puts a shirt with a Brahma bull eating poontang pie over Kevin Kellyís head. Rock says the real question being asked is whether heís facing Cactus Jack or Triple H at Wrestlemania as he was meant to main event Wrestlemania. Rock says he will join Cactus Jack tonight in the main event, making the match as of right now 5 on 2. Rock says heís going to welcome the Radicalz into his world the only way he can by sticking their contracts up their candy asses.
Godfather and DíLo Brown w/Hoes vs. Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley)
They brawl to start and Godfather hits a big boot to D-Von. Backdrop by Godfather and he hits a clothesline. Tag to Brown and Godfather slams him into a big splash from Brown. Legdrop by Godfather and Brown hits some rights. Flying forearm by D-Von and he hits a slam. D-Von goes up and he misses a second rope leg drop. Tag to Godfather and he cleans house. Slam by Godfather and he hits the Ho Train. Bubba chop blocks Godfather and Brown tags in. Clothesline to D-Von and he slams Bubba. Leg drop to Bubba and he hits the Sky High to D-Von. Brown goes up and hits the Loí Down for 2 as Bubba saves!!! 3D to Brown gets 3. Winners- Dudley Boyz ** ( Not bad as it was hard hitting and the Dudley Boyz got a strong win to keep their momentum going. )
After the match, the Dudley Boyz pull out a table and set it up on the floor. D-Von grabs B.B. who was on the floor attending to Godfather and Bubba drags her onto the announce table. He goes to powerbomb B.B. but Edge, Christian, and the Hardy Boyz save.
Cactus Jack says not to count him out. He was told 15 years old that he was too big and too ugly to make it. Cactus says he will get through tonight, will get through Hell in a Cell, and will go to Wrestlemania because it was meant to be.
Triple H, X-Pac, and the Radicalz (Chris Benoit, Perry Saturn, and Dean Malenko) w/Stephanie McMahon- Helmsley, Tori, and Eddie Guerrero vs. Cactus Jack, The Rock, ???, ???, and ???
They brawl to start and Too Cool and Rikishi come out and join Rock and Cactus!!! Hip check in the corner by Rikishi to Saturn and Rock suplexes HHH on the ramp. Cactus brawls in the crowd with Benoit and Sexay hits some rights to X-Pac. Sitting neckbreaker by Sexay and he goes to the second rope. Knee drop by Sexay misses and Saturn tags in. Powerslam by Sexay and Scotty tags in. Double back elbow followed by a double elbow drop by Too Cool and Scotty hits a bulldog. Worm by Scotty and Malenko hits a knee to the back from behind, allowing Saturn to hit an overhead belly to belly suplex. Tag to Malenko and he hits a leg lariat. Corner clothesline by Malenko and he goes for a suplex but Scotty counters into a reverse suplex. Tag to Rikishi and Malenko hits a corner clothesline. Rikishi comes back with a clothesline and Benoit tags in. Samoan drop by Rikishi and Benoit hits a release German suplex!!!! Belly to belly suplex by Rikishi and he hits the hip check into the corner. Tag to Cactus and he hammers away on Benoit in the corner. Cactus goes after HHH and tosses him onto the announce table. Saturn and X-Pac attack Cactus from behind and rolls him into the ring. HHH comes in and he works over Cactus in the corner. Cactus knocks HHH down and X-Pac tags in. Swinging neckbreaker by Cactus and Rock gets a HOT tag!!! Rock hammers away and he hits the spinebuster on Malenko and Benoit. Rock Bottom to X-Pac gets 2 as HHH saves!!! HHH goes for the Pedigree but Rikishi breaks it up with a superkick. Superkick by Saturn to Rock and X-Pac goes for the Bronco Buster but Rock catches him with a clothesline. Tag to Sexay and he goes up. Hip Hop Drop by Sexay and Guerrero trips him up, allowing X-Pac to hit a spin kick. Tag to HHH and he hits a high knee to Sexay. Tag to Saturn and he hits a clothesline to Sexay. Tag to Benoit and they hit a double back elbow. Back suplex by Benoit gets 2. HHH and X-Pac double team Sexay in the corner and HHH hits a suplex. Tag to Saturn and he hits a leg drop for 2. Chops in the corner by Saturn and Malenko tags in. Double dropkick to Sexay and Benoit tags in. Sexay catches Benoit and Malenko with a double DDT and he tags Cactus in!!! Cactus bites the head of Benoit and hammers away in the corner. Everyone comes in to brawl and HHH hits the Pedigree to Sexay. Benoit goes up and hits the diving head butt off the top for 3!!! Winners- Triple H, X-Pac, and the Radicalz ****1/4 ( One of the hottest and wildest main events in the history of Raw. They blew the roof off the arena with chaotic action and tremendous drama. Everyone in the match benefited and came out looking like mega stars. A classic Raw match. )
After the match, everyone continues to brawl in the ring and the New Age Outlaws come out to join the fight. The lights go out and a light appears on the ramp. PAUL BEARER COMES OUT AND KANE RETURNS!!!!! Kane cleans house on DX and the Radicalz. Chokeslam to Saturn and Gunn!!!! Kane sets off the pyro and stares down DX and company to end the show!!!
The 411: This is regard as an all-time classic episode of Raw and for good reason. The opening segment was outstanding, the main event match is a classic match, and the post match return of Kane got one of the loudest pops in Raw history. This crowd brought so much great energy that it kicked the show up a notch. There was some crap on this show like the multiple bad finishes and the women's match but the good on this show has been remembered for years afterward so this is a must see edition of Raw.