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3/16 WWE Raw in Columbia, Mo.: Booker offers fans a make-good

Mar 17, 2003 - 12:46:00 AM
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WWE Raw house show results
March 16, 2003
Columbia, Missouri at Hearnes Center
Reported by Chris Wright, PWTorch.com correspondent


Before things got started when we were getting our seats some word spread around Mizzou lost by one.....

(1) Country Radio Station Guy beat Rock Radio Station Guy by DQ in an arm wrestling match. It was worked... Yep, that's about all on that one...

(2) Goldust beat Steven Richards with a nice powerslam. Hot crowd for Goldust. Lots of "Goldie! Goldie!" chants. Not too bad of a match

(3) Jeff Hardy beat Christian with the Swanton Bomb. Same as the other 2 matches they had this weekend I guess with all the posing and what not. Pretty good match. Crowd was into both wrestlers.

(4) Maven beat Rico with a missile dropkick. Maven...I wanna like him but he's like a generic wrestler... Rico on the other hand rules, wish he didn't have this gay gimmick. If the IC title was still around I think a non-gay Rico would look good with it (I mean that in a non-gay way) . They tried, Rico got the crown against him, but it wasn't too great.

(5) Victoria (w/Steven Richards) beat Trish and Jazz in a Triple Threat Women's Championship match by grabbing Trish's tights. From what I've read same match...too bad I wasn't on the side where Trish's tights were pulled on.

(6) D-Von & Spike Dudley beat Lance Storm & Chief Morley in a Tables Match when Storm got a big fat 3-D from D-Von and Buh Buh. Buh Buh made a run in. Very entertaining match. The crowd was alive and on it's feet for most of it. Afterward the Dudleys celebrated in the crowd, brought a kid in the ring and gave him Spike's t-shirt.

Howard tries to bully the guy cleaning up the table.

Intermission

(7) Kane & RVD beat 3 Minute Warning with a 5-Star Frog Splash. Great match. From what I read pretty different from the Moline house show match. But great overall. This is my 5th time seeing RVD live throughout the years (including one Indy show against Nova at a high school gym) and I must say there's a very big difference in his execution. He's seemed to really come into a balanced style of WWE/RVD spotty stuff.

(8) Chris Jericho beat Test (with Stacy) with the Walls of Jericho. Didn't announce anything about no DQ. Jericho reminded us all that MU lost today, just to let us all know he's a heel. Test wore his old velvet brown short tights that he wore in Smackdown! 1 for PS.Jericho wore his kick ass Red with barb wire tights that he wore in Smackdown! 2 for the PS. Very, very good match, Christian ran in during the match, but it only added to the excitement, crowd was very into it. Stacy is pretty hot.

(9) Hurricane beat Rodney Mack (with Teddy Long) with the Eye of the Hurricane. Long cut a promo before that match talking about 'Cane's win over the Rock on Monday and how The Rock "Backs the 'Mack". Ok match...No interaction between Long and Hebner tonight though.

(10) Triple H beat Booker T to retain the World Title after a chair shot. Great match, especially for a house show. Pretty back and forth, match... it's pretty fun being at a house show and listening to the people around you, guys were actually putting money on Booker actually taking the title away from Triple H tonight. Such a sad, sad world... After a ref bump Booker covers Triple H for a 6 count, then gets Pedigreed and Nick Patrick comes from the back to make a 2 count and is punched by Triple H for his troubles. After the match Booker apologizes for losing and says he'll give us what we paid for with a make-good: The Spinarooni. Well, if that's actually worth $31 dollars, then you're in business, sucka.

Wasn't too packed, I'm sure most people waited to go to Raw in St. Louis. Very hot crowd though.

Biggest Pops

1.Dudleys - for the 10 minutes they celebrated the crowd was cheering.

2.Goldust - he's done a lot for Race's promotion here, as I found out I wasn't the only one who knew it.

3.Trish - She got a pop outta me anyways...

Most Heat
1.Guy that told me MU lost - He seemed happy about it...

Real #1. Jericho - Assclown, first Undisputed Champ, cuts on our team...I love his work, but he needs some new material though.

2.Christian - I guess there were a lot of Catholics here...HA! Great work from him, crowd popped for his temper tantrum.

3.Rico - Like I said, very missused, lots of "Rico Sucks" chants.

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