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Saturday, 4 June 2016
Journey Through The Attitude Era Vol 12: St. Valentine's Day Massacre 1999 Review
Good evening you beautiful people of the internet,
welcome to another edition of the world's worst wrestling series, my journey
through that attitude era where I pick apart your must cherished wrestling
memories because I have nothing better to do with my life. Seriously, college
has ended for another year and moving clothes and other items back home takes a
lot out of you so what better way to relax than a look at the next entry on
this list, St. Valentine's Day Massacre, a cheesy pay per view name but still a
lot better than breaking point or fatal four way. Tonight's big matches include
The Rock vs Mankind for The WWF Championship, Chyna and Kane taking on Triple H
and X-Pac and of course, Stone Cold Steve Austin vs Vince Mcmahon. Let's do
Absolutely revolting are the words that come to mind
when describing this angle as The Blue Meanie has started dressing up as
Goldust in blue, very short opener, Goldust hammers away on Meanie with
spinebusters and neckbreakers before Bluedust powders to the outside, Goldust
drags his admirer/stalker back into the ring and gives him an American- sized
spanking(I think I need a long cold shower). Goldust attempts Shattered Dreams
in the corner but Meanie counters with a clothesline. Meanie climbs to the top
turnbuckle and misses a moonsault which looks beautiful I must say before
Goldust ends Meanie with a Curtain Call. After the match, we are treated to
Goldust shattering Meanie’s balls with a kick to the groin. Lovely, it was what
it was don’t know why it was on a pay per view, don’t think it needed to be but
hey, at least it made me laugh and cringe at the same time.
Holly formerly Bodacious Bart formerly Sparky Plugg had a lot of terrible names
before he arrived at this moment in his career, not to mention a terrible
mullet to top off his ridiculousness. However, all that had now changed, Bob
had cut his hair and was intent on becoming something in The Attitude Era.
Holly had assaulted Snow his former JOB Squad partner and wanted the Hardcore
championship. Snow wastes no time in attacking his former partner, Snow
hiptosses Holly to the outside. A chair shot right to the head by Snow(that
sounded so painful).
Both men brawl into the crowd and backstage as Holly
takes control with a scoop slam on Snow. Holly sprays a fire extinguisher in
the face of Snow while smashing glass over his head. Holly and Snow begin
trading weapons with one another as telephones, barrels, and boxes are hurled
and tossed around the backstage arena. The brawl takes another twist as both
men find themselves on the banks of the Mississippi River. They choke one
another after being thrown into the river and the match ends with Holly wrapping
up Snow inside some fencing and pinning his shoulders to the ground. Kind of a
lame finish to the match especially when Snow’s shoulders were off the ground
and not wrapped up in the fence. Holly celebrates with the title back in the
ring as Snow vows revenge!
Hardcore Holly over Al Snow via fence pin!
Bossman vs Mideon
match taking place here as we have two heels in Bossman and Mideon going at it
on pay per view. Lock up and Mideon takes control, big shoulder block by Bossman
as Mideon takes a breather. Bossman with a thumb to the eye and he destroys
Mideon with right hands in the corner laying the smackdown on Mideon. Mideon
reverses Bossman’s Irish Whip attempt and clotheslines Mr. Mcmahon’s Head of
Security. Mideon loses the advantage as Bossman low blows Mideon. Mideon is
thrown to the outside and Bossman grabs a chair, he misses his chair shot and
Mideon bites his hand targeting the right hand. Bossman tosses Mideon to the
outside again and starts choking the Ministry Member. Bossman attempts another
Irish whip and it backfires again as Mideon clotheslines Bossman. Bossman
battles back once more with a corner splash as he taunts the crowd.
Bossman drops a leg across the back and
uppercuts Mideon. Bossman locks in a full nelson before Mideon executes a
german suplex. Mideon gets a two count as Mideon hammers away on Bossman.
Bossman hits a desperation right hand before nailing Mideon in the corner and
hits a headbutt before trying for a piledriver, big double clothesline as both
men fall down. Both men are on the knees throwing haymakers and Mideon shoots
Bossman off the ropes and nails an elbow. Out of nowhere, Bossman nails his
signature slam and gets the win. The Ministry surround the ring as it looks
bleak for Bossman, Undertaker’s music hits and the lights go out as he walks
slowly toward the ring. Bossman takes a beaten at the hands of the Ministry,
three splashes from Viscera as Undertaker watches on from ringside. Bossman is
dragged away by Faarooq and Bradshaw and The Brood.
Bossman over Mideon due to a Bossman Slam!
Jarrett and Hart had won the titles on Raw off of
Bossman and Shamrock while D’Lo Brown introduced Ivory to Mark Henry as Henry
had been troubled by his experience with Chyna and her friend “Sammy”. Before
the match, Henry gave a Valentine’s Day Gift to Ivory(Aww so cute). Henry and
Hart kick us off, former Nation partners as Hart slaps Henry, bad move as Henry
goes to work by punching Hart in the corner. Big clothesline by Mark Henry
before D’Lo comes in and elbows Hart in the face. Owen counters with a bulldog
before tagging in Double J who hits a nice dropkick on D’Lo. D’Lo, not to be
outdone hits a powerslam and a dropkick on Jarret and Hart before Mark Henry
hits a double clothesline. Owen tries to cheap shot D’Lo but D’Lo knocks down
Hart before eating a single arm ddt on D’Lo. D’Lo gets hit with a double
clothesline form the champions as D’Lo plays face in peril.
Big clothesline by Hart as Jarrett comes in and
hits an elbow from the second rope after an Owen Hart spinebuster. Jarrett
chokes D’Lo with the rope before missing a leg drop. Hart has his partner’s
back and continues to isolate D’Lo. D’Lo counters Owen with a suplex but the
comeback does not last long as Hart hits a beautiful enzuigiri. Double elbow
from the champions as Jarrett gets a two count. Sleeper hold by Jarrett, D’Lo
is fading as the crowd comes alive for D’Lo Brown. Elbows to the midsection by
D’Lo before Owen Hart gets the blind tag and hits a spinning heel kick for two.
Hart draws Henry in as D’Lo is double teamed in the corner. Crossbody from D’Lo
but it only gets a two count as Owen Hart starts hammering away but D’Lo
reverses into a running powerbomb. Hot tag to Mark Henry who takes down both
Jarrett and Owen Hart, the champions lay in the corner as Henry misses a splash
but D’Lo hits two calf kicks and a sky high on Jarrett.
Owen breaks it up at two as D’Lo slams Hart and
hits his legdrop. D’Lo goes up to the top as Debra distracts D’Lo and Ivory
drags her down as D’Lo tries to separate the two women. Owen Hart takes advantage
as he smashes a guitar over Henry’s leg. Jarrett locks in the figure four and
Henry has no choice but to tap. Henry wore a heavy knee brace in this match so
the finish made absolute sense so I am glad to see some psychology and selling
in the match as it seems to be disappearing more and more in the current era.
Jeff Jarrett & Owen Hart over D'lo & Henry due to Shenanigans!
Billy Gunn is special referee in this match as
Shamrcok wants to kill Val for sleeping with his sister Ryan. Val starts out
explosively as he clotheslines Val all around the ring. Shamrock changes the
momentum with a kick to the chest of Val. Corner kicks by Shamrock as Billy
plays the clueless referee. Hard Irish whip and a clothesline by Shamrock,
stiff kicks to the back by Ken. Knees to the ribs by Shamrock as he continues
to punish Val. Forearms across the throat by Shamrock as Billy and Shamrock
continue to annoy one another. Stungun by Shamrock as Shamrock tells his sister
to stay away from Val. More kicks to the ribs by Shamrock as Shamrock hits a
hard scoop slam. Knee to the throat but Val blocks the suplex, right hands by
Val, inverted atomic drop and a knee to the face. Val hits an elbow to the face
and Val gets a two count.
Double underhook suplex by Val and Shamrock is
laying in a lot of pain as Val drives his knee into the back of The World’s
Most Dangerous Man. Shamrock’s head is rammed into the turnbuckle before he is
sent back first into the ringpost three times. Camel Clutch by Val Venis,
Shamrock starts battling back before Val regains control with a rake to the
eyes. Val sends Shamrock to the mat with a snapmare, Val nails a scoop slam and
locks in a sleeper hold. Shamrock fires back but is cut off by a knee to the
ribs by Val. Stungun by Val as Val uses his boot to choke out Shamrock. Both
men start slugging it out as Val takes control again, irish whip attempts
misses as Shamrock hits a ddt, Billy does not count the three as Shamrock has
the match won, Val grabs a sleeper as Shamrock counters with a backdrop.
Shamrock runs into an elbow as Ken nails the powerslam.
Val runs into a forearm, but hits a fisherman
suplex for a two count. Shamrock goes for a la mahistral cradle for two. Val
hits two running knees and a Russian leg sweep. Val poses over Shamrock and
punches Shamrock right in the face. Val goes up tope but gets thrown off,
spinning heel kick by Shamrock, hurricanrana and a belly to belly by Shamrock.
Ankle Lock in the centre of the ring but Ryan pulls Val closer to the rope.
Ryan slaps Ken as Ken shoves Billy, Billy punches Shamrock and Val rolls up Ken
Shamrock and we have a new champion, this match was very slow and boring but
all the action cannot be good so it does not matter. Billy beats up Val at the
end of the match as all hell breaks loose.
Val Venis over Ken Shamrock via roll- up!
& Triple H vs Kane & Chyna
Swerve City Bitches as Triple H had Rock beat for the
WWF Championship in an I Quit match but Kane threatened Chyna so Triple H quit
to save Chyna. However, Chyna betrayed Triple H by low blowing him and joining
the corporation. Chyna aligned herself with Kane as Kane was affectionate
towards the former member of D-X. Chyna looks beautiful as she makes her way to
ringside, I am interested to see how she does in there for the first time with
men. Triple H wears a Chyna shirt and wipes his ass with it before throwing it
at Chyna. Shane Mcmahon makes his way to ringside, Kane and Triple H start off
as Triple H tries to beat up the monster but it is to no avail. Kane starts
hammering away at Triple H, uppercuts by the big red machine. Triple H eats a
boot from The Corporate Monster, Kane misses an elbow and in comes X-Pac as
X-Pac kicks Kane. It does not work as Kane starts beating the crap out of
X-Pac. Chyna comes in and knocks down X-Pac two big clotheslines by Chyna
before she is sent head first into Chyna.
Bronco Buster attempt fails as Chyna slides out.
Kane tags himself in as he does not want to see Chyna get hurt, D-X start
double teaming Kane as it is the only way to take down the big red machine.
Double ax handle from Triple H but Chyna clocks Triple H and Kane takes the
advantage. Clothesline by Kane and a scoop slam and Kane goes up the top rope.
Big Clothesline by Kane, Chyna wants in and Chyna hammers away on the game,
Triple H goes for a suplex but Chyna counters with a right hand and a scoop
slam. Chyna misses an elbow and X-Pac comes in, Chyna rakes the eyes and in comes
Kane, Kane misses the splash as X-Pac and Triple H try all they can to take
down Kane. D-X hit a double suplex and a double ddt, Kane protects Chyna by
catching her off a dive.
X-Pac and Kane brawl on the outside, X-Pac
whacks Shane as their feud is brewing. X-Pac tries a spinning heel kick but
Kane catches Pac with a back suplex. Chyna tags in, kick to the ribs,running
powerslam for a two count. Kane tags in, rams X-Pac into the turnbuckle, hard
irish whips and a clothesline by The Corporate Monster. Chyna delivers more
kick to X-Pac and nails Triple H on the apron, X-Pac is isolated as he fires
back on Chyna but Chyna locks in the sleeper hold, X-Pac drops Chyna with a
back suplex, X-Pac gets the hot tag to Triple H, Triple H nails Chyna and
starts smashing Kane, all hell breaks loose as Kane is sent flying over the top
rope, X-Pac tries a baseball slide but Kane sees it coming. High knee by Triple
H on Chyna, Kane drags out Triple H so there is no pedigree, X-Pac nails the
bronco buster on Chyna as Shane attacks X-Pac and they flee to the backstage.
Triple H knocks out Kane by sending him into the
steps. Knee to the face by Triple H and he signals for the pedigree, Kane hits
the chokeslam and Chyna is placed on top of Triple H. For a second, I thought
the referee had been taken out and I had missed it but no he had just chased
X-Pac and Shane out of the arena for some reason. The referee reappears and
counts the three. For a first match, Chyna did well in there, she was by no
means great but she did a good job of what was asked of her and the match had a
After match after match with screwy finishes, it came
down to this or so we thought as they would battle one last time in a ladder
match on raw and you will see why as the end of this match. Mankind had
defeated The Rock in an empty arena match for the championship so that led us
to this match. Mankind turns his back to The Rock as Rock cheap shots the
champion. Rock uses right hands and stomps away on the champion. Mankind hits
his first move of the match by smashing Rock with his championship belt. Refree
starts counting as Mankind gets an 8 count. Mankind throws Rock to the outside
as Rock starts walking away. Rock becomes familiar with the stage as he is
slammed into it repeatedly. Rock reverses Mankind into the stage structure,
Mankind rams Rock into a table by the entrance way, Mankind climbs the table
and Mankind ddts Rock through the table.
Referee gets to a nine count as Mankind
continues punishing The People’s Champion. Mankind seems to be in control but
Rock plants him head first onto the concrete floor with a back suplex. Right
hand from Rock, Mankind is limping, selling an injury which occurred on heat(an
apparent dislocated knee). Rock cannot maintain control as Mankind sends Rock
flying into the steel steps. Mankind has Rock down and it seems it is time for
The People’s Elbow Mankind Style but it does not pay off as Rock dodges,
vicious right hands by Rock, suplex on the floor three times by the challenger.
Rock begins to commentate it is funny as always, Mankind Kills Rock with right
hands as Rock regrets his decision to multi task in the match. Mankind climbs
to the second rope as Rock lays on the table, Cactus Jack Elbow onto The Rock
as both men lay down on the floor. Rock tastes the steel steps courtesy of
Mrs’s Foley’s Baby Boy.
Steel steps are brought into the ring by Mankind
as Rock lays in the corner, Rock boots the steps into Mankind’s face. Rock begins
stomping Mankind’s leg, chair shots to the injured leg of Mankind. Rock tries
attacking Mankind but he hits the rope and the chair rebounds into the face of
the challenger. Cactus Jack clothesline by Mankind, he attempt a piledriver but
Rock battles out, neckbreaker on the floor by the champion, they battle back to
the announce table as it seems to be time for a table break! Mankind tries a
piledriver but Rock back body drops Mankind as he smashes his leg off the
announce table. Rock drops the steel steps from earlier right on top of the
prone Mankind. Mankind breaks the count at four so Rock starts laying the
smackdown. Rock grabs a chair, scoop slam and the most electrifying move in
sports entertainment today connects as Rock asks for a microphone, Mankind
survives The Corporate Elbow, more foot stomps by The Corporate challenger,
Rock starts singing and eats a mandible claw from Mankind. Rock knocks out the
referee as Rock begins to fade there is no referee as Mankind has the match
won, Mankind starts reviving the referee but Rock hits a low blow and a ddt,
both men are out.
In desperation, Mankind hits a double arm ddt,
Rock looks like he is on dream street and Rock gets up at nine. Mankind pulls
out Socko and applies the mandible claw, Rock counters with The Rock Bottom.
Both men reach for steel chairs and they knock each other in the head, neither
men are moving and the match comes to an end on a double count out and
Mankind retains the title. Lame finish for a pay per view but Rock and Mankind’s
rivalry would come to an end in a ladder match before Wrestlemania and one
should not underestimate the important part that Mankind played in cementing
Rock as a main event star, Mankind had a great feud with The Rock preparing him
for Austin including possibly the best Raw main event of all time and this
rivalry was not only important but also very enjoyable.
Contest as both men cannot answer the count!
Cage Match) Stone Cold Steve Austin vs Vince Mcmahon
Austin must win to go to Wrestlemania, there is no
corporate interference, Mcmahon must go it alone. Mcmahon begins to climb the
cage before deciding it is better not to do something like that. Mcmahon is
testing The Rattlesnake by pacing back and forth outside the cage. Austin comes
to the outside and begins chasing Austin, Mcmahon goes in the cage and refuses
to let Austin in the cage. Austin tries to climb the cage and Mcmahon meets at
the top, Austin feigns an injury to his knee, telling the referee that his knee
has blown out but Mcmahon gets suckered in and Austin unloads on Vince. Vince
tastes the steel cage as Austin chokes Vince with a camera cable.
Right hands by Austin as Mcmahon is sent
tumbling into the front row, Mcmahon rakes the eyes of Austin before climbing
into the crowd, Austin obliges Mcmahon by chasing him into the crowd, the brawl
int the crowd, can’t really see exactly what they are doing. Mcmahon tries
climbing the cage but Austin keeps pummelling Mcmahon and whipping him like
a government mule(JR References because I can). Mcmahon tries climbing
away from Austin right in front of the announce tables. Mcmahon is slammed head
first into the cage before being sent through the announce table. Crazy bump
for a 53 year old but since Vince is the most batshit insane human being in the
history of the world(Yes I do believe Mcmahon would have killed Hitler with his
bare hands so what?) I am not surprised Vince would do something so stupid.
Paramedics come to ringside as Vince does not
move, Howard Finkel tries to announce Austin as the winner but Austin says no I
guaranteed to whoop Vince’s ass. Austin climbs over the cage as Austin chases
Vince’s stretcher, referees and doctors are knocked down as Vince is slammed
into the steel cage. Mcmahon is brutalized with a backboard from a stretcher.
They finally enter the cage as Vince is clotheslined by Austin, stomps for
Mcmahon, elbow from the second rope as Mcmahon flops around like a fish out of
water. Two elbows from Austin, Austin begins to leave the cage before Vince
gives Austin the finger. Austin is not happy about this so he punishes Mcmahon
with stomps in the corner, Mcmahon low blows Stone Cold and sends Austin into
Mcmahon is half way out of the cage but Austin
grabs Mcmahon back into the cage, Mcmahon hits the cage wall hard as Austin
looks to climb out again as Mcmahon is clearly beat, Mcmahon is a bloody mess
due to the cage. Double finger salute from Vince as Austin climbs in to finish
off Mcmahon, Mcmahon lays in a heap on the ground as Austin chokes out Mcmahon,
Austin measures for the stunner and Austin nails the stunner to Mcmahon. Austin
talks trash to Mcmahon’s face as The Giant AKA The Big Show emerges from under
the ring to assist Mcmahon, The Giant’s first attempt backfires though as he
throws Austin at the cage wall with such force that it collapses and Austin
escapes and wins.
Good match with a lot of heat, I would have
liked perhaps Austin to get assaulted more By The Giant as he did not too a
whole lot but it still made you want to tune into Raw the next night to see
what would happen and that is all we could ever ask for back then, excitement
and a reason to keep watching.Overall, that was an above average pay per view
from the WWF, everything except Bossman vs Mideon and The Goldust vs Bluedust
match was very enjoyable, Chyna’s first appearance in the ring against men was
good and had drama as it was her against her old D-X buddies, Rock and Mankind
continued to deliver as it did throughout all their matches despite the
disappointing finish and Austin vs Mcmahon while never ever a technical
masterpiece was extremely entertaining from Mcmahon’s insane table bump to
Austin finally getting his hands on Mcmahon to Big Show’s debut. Up next is
Wrestlemania 15 The Ragin Climax and oh boy, I am looking to forward to that.
Until next time see you later ^^