Event Archive 2001

WWF’s 2001 Rebellion show worth seeking out

WWF’s 2001 Rebellion show worth seeking out

Though it doesn't get the recognition it deserves in North America, partly because the WWF doesn't air it in North America, Rebellion should be considered one of the premiere pay-per-views from the World Wrestling Federation. From the performances in the ring to the...

Jericho new WWF World champion at Vengeance

        After walking away as the 'undisputed' World Heavyweight Champion from last night's Vengeance pay-per-view event in San Diego, you just know that Chris Jericho was tempted to call up Eric Bischoff and dedicate his win to his former boss in...

WWF pulls out Survivor Series win

  This year's edition of the Survivor Series perfectly symbolized the current state the World Wrestling Federation finds itself in. No grand surprises or red hot angles to pique people's interest. There's nothing there to convince them to devote their time to the...

McMahons ruin No Mercy

Everything that is wrong with the World Wrestling Federation walked down to ringside approximately eleven minutes into No Mercy's main event title match. Some call him a brilliant businessman. Some call him a genius promoter. Well, that once "brilliant businessman"...

Angle wins WWF title at Unforgiven

Angle wins WWF title at Unforgiven

The WWF can prove to be a weird dichotomy at times. Take last night's Unforgiven pay-per-view event from the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, for instance. Hard to imagine that the same company that booked a classic main event that saw Kurt Angle capture the WWF World...

Rock wins WCW title at SummerSlam

Rock wins WCW title at SummerSlam

  It only took four months but the WWF finally has a pay-per-view they can be truly proud of in last night's SummerSlam broadcast. After putting together one of the best all-around WrestleManias ever, the WWF has laid back, enjoyed its monopoly on the televised...

Austin turns at Invasion

Austin turns at Invasion

It is the situation Vince McMahon has always feared. One of his own superstars taking the WWF World Heavyweight Title to another wrestling promotion. With the WWF purchase of World Championship Wrestling and the demise of Extreme Championship Wrestling, McMahon's...

Angle and Edge rule King Of The Ring

  Once the brassy and bold wrestling organization that trampled WCW in the ratings for a zillion weeks, the World Wrestling Federation is being humbled right before our very eyes. The wrestling bust that everyone knew would be coming has hit them squarely in the...

Triple H loses, Austin wins at J-Day

Triple H loses, Austin wins at J-Day

How do you kill a good angle? The same way you kill a good match, with a lame run-in. Just ask the booking minds behind World Championship Wrestling's red hot nWo angle. Following in their footsteps, the World Wrestling Federation has managed to do the same thing in a...

McMahonMania at Backlash

  When the nWo angle was the hottest thing World Championship Wrestling had going for it bitter and bored fans rightly complained every time Nitro or a pay-per-view ended with an massive run-in. WCW kept on concluding main event matches that way and weary fans...

Austin reclaims WWF gold at WrestleMania X-Seven

Austin reclaims WWF gold at WrestleMania X-Seven

HOUSTON -- Whenever you get 67,925 fans in one place, it's an awesome sight. But when you get 67,925 fans all cheering in unison for 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin's victory over The Rock, it's a truly memorable experience. Sunday night at Houston's Reliant Astrodome,...

Austin turns heel at WM X-Seven

Austin turns heel at WM X-Seven

  Their rivalry propelled the World Wrestling Federation to the top of the business and ushered in the now fizzling pro wrestling boom. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin portraying the working man's wrestler rebelling against his boss, Vince McMahon, touched a nerve with...

WCW downplays demise at Greed

WCW downplays demise at Greed

In what could have been World Championship Wrestling's final pay-per-view ever, it was what was absent not what was included that spoke volumes about the state of the promotion. The most striking omission being that there were no ads or promos whatsoever for another...

Triple H & The Rock winners at No Way Out

  A simple question. How do you close come to ruining a perfectly good pay-per-view main event? A simple answer. Have a 7'2" tall, 500-pound uncoordinated ox carry out a pointless run-in. Such was the case at the WWF's No Way Out pay-per-view airing from the...

Main event mess hurts SuperBrawl

  You read it here before because I've written it a thousand times before. More than anything else, World Championship Wrestling needs consistency. To gain the respect and loyalty of the fans again their product must maintain an even flow from one television show...

WOW unleashes worst PPV ever

WOW unleashes worst PPV ever

Every wrestling fan remembers that cruddy Heroes Of Wrestling pay-per-view from a few years back. You know, the one where Jake "The Snake" Roberts went completely bonzo on and drove the final nail into whatever wrestling career he had left. If you thought that was...

Surprises dominate Rumble 2001

Surprises dominate Rumble 2001

It's pay-per-view time again and wouldn't you know it, BIG surprises are promised beforehand. I'm beginning to experience deja vu. Aren't you? Lo and behold, it's the Royal Rumble 2001 from the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, La., and the World Wrestling Federation...

Animal the mystery man at WCW Sin

Animal the mystery man at WCW Sin

  Another pay-per-view. Another surprise. The thought on every fan's mind going into the Sin broadcast -- those still watching World Championship Wrestling anyway -- was who would be the Mystery Man Ric Flair had signed into the Four Way Match for the WCW World...

Confusion reigns at Guilty as Charged

  Paul Heyman's big surprise turned out not to be such a surprise at all. After haggling with ECW about his contract, searching out offers elsewhere and shooting an action flick, Rob Van Dam returned to the ECW roster at the Guilty As Charged pay-per-view. Not...

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