Report for the 7/1/00 edition of Jakked/Metal:
Report by: "The Commissioner" of RajahWWF.com
Michael Cole (in for Kevin Kelly) and Dr. Tom Prichard are at ringside as the
Kevin Kelly and Dr. Tom Prichard are at ringside as the excitement known only
as WWF Jakked/Metal begins.
The Big Boss Man v. Headbanger Thrasher
-The Boss Man effortlessly draws mondo heat as he enters. Glenn Ruth returns
to his roots as a WWF TV squash jobber for this one. The Cobb County native
lays'em in heavy and hard at the outset and counters Thrasher's attempted
comeback by tossing him from the ring. Back inside, Thrasher takes control
briefly before The Boss Man puts an end to that with a reverse neck breaker.
The Boss Man tosses Thrasher to the outside and affords the crowd a close-up
view of what a damaged Headbanger looks like. Back inside, Boss Man
continues the whipping until Thrasher manages a cross-body block for a two
count from referee Teddy Long. Thrasher tries to build momentum with a
second rope maneuver, but the wily veteran counters by going low and KO's old
Glenn with the Boss Man Slam for the ever so easy 1,2,3.
HERE is YOUR Winner by Pinfall: The Big Boss Man
Kelly and Prichard throw to The Coach, who puts WWF NY over big time.
Kelly and Prichard introduce a highlights package of Vince McMahon taking the
Genetic Jackhammer Express to Greenwich in aid of (shudder) making more
babies with Linda.
RC Cola Maximum Edge: At The King of the Ring, The Undertaker shows
Shane-o-Mac that the quickest way from the top turnbuckle to the announce
table is via choke slam.
Bull Buchanan v. Jay Gillette
-"Who the hell is Jay Gillette," you ask? He's a local jobber, er…worker from
Worcester, Mass. (where RAW and Jakked/Metal originated this week). This one
was a classic, 80's-style "WWF Wrestling Challenge" type of match: Short,
one-sided and not at all pretty. Bull ends the youngster's suffering with
the Ax Kick.
HERE is YOUR Winner by Pinfall: Bull Buchanan
WWF Slam of the Week: The Brothers Grimm (that's Kane and The Undertaker to
you and you. And you and you too) double-choke slam Edge & Christian into
oblivion on RAW
Kelly and Prichard introduce a highlights package of Commissioner Mick Foley
(somehow, I feel closer to him now) attempting to screw Edge & Christian over
once again by having them wrestle Kane and a certain American Badass in
single's matches on Smackdown. Tazz's chairing of Kane is also highlighted.
Headbanger Mosh v. Mideon
-This match picks up where the intense drama of last week's Sunday Night HeAT
left off. Mosh starts off quickly and really takes it to Mideon, sending him
to the outside. However, Mideon introduces Mosh's head to the ring steps on
the outside and sends Chazz back in. The Knight of Godwinn scores a
second-rope elbow and gets a two count from referee Mike Sparks (who's
getting better by the way, he's not quite the Al Gore of officiating
anymore). Mideon presses his advantage in the corner with some punches, but
Mosh counters into a jumping DDT. Mosh takes over from there and ends it
with what Kelly calls a "Bombs Away" off the top. Good enough for Double K,
good enough for me.
HERE is YOUR Winner by pinfall: Headbanger Mosh
Kelly and Prichard throw to The Coach who does a little post-event hype on
KOTR and Kurt Angle cuts a taped promo about his newfound royal accoutrements.
Highlights from the KOTR main event are shown, followed by clips of Mick
Foley's introduction as the new WWF Commissioner and the number one contender
Triple Threat Match from the next night's RAW. Highlights of Triple H and
the DX Gang v. Chris Jericho and a few select residents of Dudleyville from
Thursday's Smackdown follow.
Gangrel v. Essa Rios
-Gangrel goes sleeveless this week to show off his snazzy new tats. Essa
sports some breakaway pants that are…not so snazzy. Gangrel backs Essa into
the corner and lays in a few kicks and punches at the start. The Vampire
Warrior presses his advantage with a corkscrew elbow and gets two from
referee Jim Kordares. Essa turns it around with a spinning heel kick and a
hurracarana for a two count of his own. A series of counters follows until
Essa positions Gangrel for a top-rope hurracarana. However, The Gothic One
counters Essa away and drills el luchador with The Impaler for the win.
HERE is YOUR Winner by Pinfall: Gangrel
Kelly and Prichard briefly plug tomorrow's matches on Sunday Night HeAT and
this one is in the books.
[Credit: The Commissioner & RajahWWF.com]