PPV REPORTS 6/15 WWE Bad Blood PPV: Ongoing "virtual time" results of event
Jun 15, 2003 - 9:42:00 PM
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(1) Christopher Nowinski & Rodney Mack (w/Teddy Long) beat The Dudleys when Nowinski KO'd Bubba with his facemask.
Steve Austin outburped Eric Bischoff. Each burped three times. Terri had the honor of holding the mic for them.
(2) Scott Steiner pinned Test to win the services of Stacy. Test shoved Stacy down when she tried to take a chair from him. He swung the chair at Steiner, but Steiner moved and the chair bounced into Test's own face leading to the pin.
(3) Booker T beat Christian via DQ to retain the IC Title. Very disappointing match. It never clicked, and the lame intentional DQ finish might play into Christian's image, but it felt like a ripoff finish for a PPV title match.
Steve Austin tricked Eric Bischoff into having to "eat Mae Young's pie." At first he refused, but then he kissed her. Austin said that wasn't good enough. Mae kicked him low, stripped down to a thong (with her bare ass hanging out) and then gave him a face full of pie Bronco Buster style in the corner. Austin was up next, but instead gave Mae a Stunner. The crowd didn't like the Stunner on Mae at all. Almost no pop. Austin forfeited, making it 1-1.
(4) La Resistance beat Kane & Rob Van Dam to capture the WWE Tag Team Titles. Less than six minutes, entirely forgettable. RVD hit Kane by mistake, then got pinned after a Flapjack.
(5) Goldberg pinned Chris Jericho after a Jackhammer. Goldberg dominated early, Jericho came back after Goldberg hurt his shoulder spearing the ringside barrier. Jericho had Goldberg in his Walls of Jericho, and there was a pro-Y2J chant which Ross acknowledged. Goldberg then powered out and finished Jericho with his Spear and Jackhammer. Good, intense match, just over 10 minutes. Crowd was mixed in response. Goldberg decided to get in the face of a fan who had a "I'm a Jerichoholic" sign at ringside and acted like a total heel. What a mark Goldberg is.
(6) Ric Flair pinned Shawn Michaels in 14:00 after Randy Orton interfered. Very good match, living up to expectations all circumstances considered. Highlight was Michaels diving off the top rope onto Flair on a table at ringside. They pulled off all of their signature spots. Not a match of the year by any means, but a more than respectable showing from these two masters.
Austin and Bischoff were supposed to have a sing-off, but Austin called it off after Bischoff attempted to sing his own theme song. Austin said he would respin the wheel. He stopped it on the Mud Pit match. Then Austin threw Bischoff into the mud pit with several pigs.
(7) Triple H pinned Kevin Nash to retain the WWE Hvt. Title in a Hell in a Cell match at 21:00. Mick Foley was special referee. All three (including Foley) bled heavily. Hunter used tools from a toolbox as weapons. The two-by-four with barbed wire was also used. A good hell in a cell match, over three stars. Nash did what he is able to do and didn't try to do anything crazy. No huge stunts, but Foley did bump off the ring apron to the floor with a thud. Clean finish after a Pedigree. Satisfying ending to a decent overall event.
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