Originally Posted by 'Hamas' Jenkins
Who'd they find to match him up against??
He was given the title. Trips came out, insulted McMahon, and was rewarded with a title shot. Trips takes title. McMahon makes... oh, **** it. Here are the relevant parts:
Originally Posted by Dave Meltzer
Vince is making the announcement now about the main event. The whole place is chanting Y2J. Vince then said he's not giving the people that. So much for that. He announced Randy Orton was the new champion. I'd suspect that means Orton is losing the main event, which is what is really the decision you'd expect.
There is a sign at ringside saying "Randy Orton pooped in my bag."
They did focus on the crowd chanting Y2J. However, the man who came out was HHH. After 18 minutes and Orton turning down the match, HHH insulted Vince saying he had shriveled up balls. So guess what we're opening with the main event.
Orton vs. HHH for the title.
Orton missed a tackle into the corner and HHH used a schoolboy for the three count. Lots of near falls and a good match. Crowd seems real happy with this.
HHH and Big Bad Dave had a Kodak moment both as champions.
Vince told HHH that the match with Umaga is for the title.
HHH vs. Umaga for the title is up now.
Umaga missed a charge into the corner and HHH used the pedigree for the pin in a short match. They are selling it like Umaga hurt HHH's ribs before the finish. Kind of a boring match really.
They did the Jericho's screen stuff.
Vince announced HHH vs. Orton for the title in a last man standing match as tonight's main event.
Show is ending with HHH vs. Orton in a last man standing match.
This was a throwback to the glory days of the company. Excellent main event with them doing everything from the steps to chairs, to choking to post shots for near nine counts. It appeared HHH was going to pedigree Orton on the announcers table but Orton reversed it and did an RKO and HHH failed to answer the bell so we had 3 title changes in one night. Jim Ross was incredible announcing and the way HHH sold the struggle of the fight was really something. Far better than most recent WWE offerings.
The rest of the PPV was utterly bizarre, and not in a good way; though not in as bad a way as TNA, either. I almost kind of regret not buying the thing and watching the main event on my TV, though. It was that good.