Vince McMahon gives Pat Patterson and Gerald Brisco the marching orders.
Big Boss Man and Bull Buchanan vs. The Acolytes (Faarooq and Bradshaw)
They brawl on the floor to start and back in, Bradshaw hits a DDT on Bull. Bradshaw goes up and hits a flying shoulder block for 2. Clothesline by Bull but Bradshaw comes back with a spear. Swinging neckbreaker by Bradshaw and Faarooq tags in. Sloppy springboard forearm by Bull and Boss Man tags in. Back suplex by Faarooq and he hits a clothesline for 2. He dumps Boss Man to the floor and Bradshaw works him over. Back in, Bradshaw tags in and dumps Boss Man to the floor again. Faarooq works him over and back in, Bradshaw gets 2 as Boss Man gets his foot on the ropes. Tag to Faarooq and he charges in the corner but misses. Boss Man knocks him down and Bull tags in. Slam by Bull and he works Faarooq over in the corner. Bradshaw tags in but the ref didn’t see it, so Boss Man and Bull double team Faarooq in the corner. Clothesline by Bull gets 2 as Bradshaw saves. Chin lock by Bull but Faarooq comes back with a spine buster. Tag to Bradshaw and he hits a back elbow. Flying shoulder block by Bradshaw and he hits a DDT. He goes up but Bull stops him and follows up. Superplex by Bull gets 2. Clothesline from Hell by Bradshaw gets 2 as Boss Man saves. Boss Man nails Faarooq and Bradshaw with the nightstick. Bull goes up and hits the Scissors Kick off the top for 3. Winners- Big Boss Man and Bull Buchanan ** ( Very rugged, stiff match that the crowd wasn’t all that invested in. )
The Hardy Boyz tell each other that they won’t hold anything back if they have to fight each other tonight.
Crash Holly tries to convince Hardcore Holly to work as a team tonight but Hardcore slaps him.
Shane McMahon declares he will call the main event right down the middle.
Video package for Angle/Show airs.
Kurt Angle vs. Big Show
Big Show comes out dressed as Hulk Hogan to Real American. Show cuts an awesome, Hogan like promo and Angle attacks but Show is HULKING UP~!!!! Rights by Show and he hits a big boot. Leg drop by Show gets 2. Angle clips the leg of Show and he begins working it over. Show works Angle over in the corner to come back and he hits a short arm clothesline. Chokeslam by Show gets 3. Winner- Big Show * ( A squash for Show but his Hogan act was great and the crowd was loving it, so this whole thing was incredibly entertaining. )
Video package for Dudley Boyz/T&A airs.
Trish Stratus says men bottle up their frustration and explode but Bubba Ray Dudley is different. Bubba is shown watching her and D-Von tries to get him focused.
Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley) vs. T&A (Test and Albert) w/Trish Stratus
Trish’s outfit…….my god. T&A attack to start and Bubba chases Trish on the floor, walking into a clothesline from Test. In the ring, Albert stomps away on D-Von but D-Von fights back with rights. Clothesline by D-Von gets 2 and Bubba tags in. He rakes the face of Albert and hits a clothesline. Elbow drops by Bubba gets 2. Bubba rakes the eyes of Albert and he chops away in the corner. Tag to D-Von and they hit a double suplex. WHAT’S UP~!!!!! D-Von covers for 2 and Albert comes back with a bicycle kick. Tag to Test and Albert hits the Avalanche to D-Von. Big boot by Test gets 2. Flying shoulder block by D-Von gets 1. Albert distracts D-Von, allowing Test to hit the gutwrench powerbomb. Rights by Test and he stomps away in the corner. Tag to Albert and T&A hit a double inverted tilt-a-whirl slam for 2. Tag to Test and Albert power slams D-Von. He presses Test onto D-Von for 2 and he hits a back elbow. Swinging neckbreaker by D-Von and Bubba tags in but the ref didn’t see it. Albert stomps away on D-Von and he rakes the face. Shoulder block by Albert and he sling shots D-Von in the ropes for 2 as Bubba saves. Tag to Test and he hits a clothesline for 2. Tag to Albert and he charges in the corner but eats boot. Second rope sunset flip by D-Von gets 2 and Albert comes back with a sit-out powerbomb for 2. Albert goes up but Bubba distracts him, allowing D-Von to follow up with a superplex. Tag to Bubba and he cleans house. Samoan Drop to Test gets 2 as Albert saves. Back suplex/neckbreaker combo by the Dudley Boyz gets 2. Baldo Bomb by Albert and Test goes up. Flying elbow drop misses and Bubba covers for 2. The Dudley Boyz go for 3D but Trish distracts Bubba, allowing Test to hit a big boot for 3!!! Winners- T&A **1/2 ( Decent match but the crowd didn’t care that much for it and just wanted to see the Dudley Boyz break out the tables. )
After the match, Bubba lays out Test with an Ace Crusher and they hit 3D on Albert. Bubba grabs Trish and D-Von sets a table up in the ring. Trish makes out with Bubba and she starts to walk away but Bubba stops her!!! SUPER POWERBOMB THROUGH THE TABLE ON TRISH!!!! Trish is taken out of the building on a stretcher and Eddie Guerrero and Chyna arrive from the prom. The ref tells Eddie he is late for his match and if he doesn’t go out to the ring he will forfeit the title. Eddie decides to drive into the arena.
Triple H promises to prove to the Rock he is that damn good and Vince McMahon addresses the fact that Stone Cold Steve Austin isn’t here yet. He says Austin may have had transportation issues and may not make it tonight.
Chris Benoit warns Chris Jericho he is in a great mood knowing what he is going to do to him tonight.
After the match, Stone Cold comes out in his pickup truck towing the destroyed DX Express. Austin and Rock share some beers to end the show.
The 411: This is highly regarded as one of the best shows the WWF ever put on during arguably it's greatest year. For me, like Spring Stampede 1999, I don't think it holds up to that standard over a decade later. Not to say it wasn't a damn good show, it most certainly was. Certain matches just don't hold up but that main event does and is still one of my favorite matches to watch. This is certainly worth watching particularly for the main event and to see one of the most molten hot crowds in the company's history.