December 3rd, 2001
Live from: Milwaukee, WI
Commentators: Jim Ross and Jerry "The King" Lawler
Reported by: Paul Nemer of WrestleView.com
Chris Jericho comes out. He says that everyone knows that Chris Jericho can win the big one. But this Sunday at Vengeance, he will win the biggest one of all and become the undisputed champion. He said something is bothering him and making him angry. It seems that the Rock, and Steve Austin, being the two jackasses that they are, they feel that they are going to be in the final match at Vengeance. Jericho says that Austin has Kurt Angle to face, and Rock has the future living legend of the WWF to face (Jericho). Jericho said that Rock and Austin are scared to death. He said that he's beaten the Rock over and over and over. As far as Stone Cold is concerned, the next time he gets in Jericho's face, Jericho will beat the hell out of him. Jericho said that all this disrespect is going to stop, because he will walk away as the undisputed champion. He says he's "Larger Than Life".
Ric Flair's music hits and he comes out. Jericho tells him that it has to be an honor for him (Flair) to be standing in the ring with Chris Jericho. Flair asks him if he can call him Jericho? Chris Jericho?
Jericho says to call him Mr. Jericho. Flair said that he beat the Rock once, then Jericho disagrees and says he beat Rock twice. Flair said he never saw it, and says he has a problem. Jericho says "You got a problem with me?" Flair says he has a problem with Jericho's lack of respect for Stone Cold Steve Austin. Flair makes a match between Chris Jericho and Steve Austin. One on one, no titles on the line and no interference. Flair says "To be the man, you have to beat the man, wooo!" and Steve Austin is the man.
Kane vs Buh Buh Ray Dudley w/Stacy & D-Von
Buh Buh attacks Kane, but Kane fought back and whipped him into the turnbuckle. Back body drop by Kane. Stacy grabbed Kane's leg, then Kane went to the outside, and D-Von attacked him and threw him back in. Buh Buh gains control of the match. Buh Buh knocks down Kane and goes on the second rope and missed. Kane picks him up and slams him. Stacy distracts the referee, then Kane chokeslammed Buh Buh and got the win. After the match, D-Von and Buh Buh did the 3D. Big Show came to the rescue and chokeslammed D-Von.
Vince was talking on the phone with Undertaker. Vince says that he doesn't mind if Undertaker doesn't show up tonight, as long as he's at the PPV. Kurt Angle comes in. Kurt said he couldn't sleep all weekend because Rock embarrassed Vince McMahon on Smackdown. Kurt says he wants to get the Rock back, because the Rock does not embarrass Vince McMahon!
Albert w/Scotty vs Test
Both men lock up. Albert knocks Test down. Suplex by Albert, 1,2 but Test kicked out. Test fights back with a clothesline. Test puts Albert in the corner and beats on him. Albert fights back with a few punches, but Test hits him and delivered a suplex. Test goes on the top rope, then Albert gets up and throws him off. Albert delivers a few right hands, followed by a couple of clotheslines. Gorilla plex slam, but Test managed to get out and Test hit the boot on Albert. Scotty gets up on the apron and distracts the referee, then Test goes outside and knocks down Scotty with a punch. Scissors kick by Albert, 1,2 but Test kicked out. Elbow drop by Test and he covers, but puts his feet on the ropes, 1,2 but the referee saw it. Roll up by Albert, 1,2 but Test kicked out again. Test knocks down Albert and goes to the outside and gets a chair. Scotty grabbed the chair and nailed him with it and Test turned into the baldo bomb, 1,2,3 and Albert gets the win.
Trish meets up with Crash and the Brooklyn Brawler. Crash wishes her luck in her match against Jacky this Sunday. Trish says if they know where the Rock is. The Brooklyn Brawler told her that he's in his locker room and gave her the directions.
Michael Cole interviews RVD in the back. RVD starts talking about Undertaker and saying that he's all worked up. Christian interrupts the conversation and says Undertaker respects Vince McMahon.... Then, RVD challenges him for a match and he accepts.
Trish knocks on the Rock's locker room and she enters. She thanks the Rock for saving her on Smackdown. She gave Rock a kiss. "Is that your way of thanking the Rock?", the Rock asks. And the Rock says she's welcome. Rock kisses Trish on the lips.
They show small highlights of HHH's appearance on MADTV.
Hardy Boyz w/Lita vs Tajiri & Spike w/Torrie
Spike squares off against Jeff. They exchange a couple of minor moves. Spike tags in Tajiri. Matt tags himself in and beats on Tajiri. Jeff gets the tag back and the Hardyz double team Tajiri. Jeff covers, 1,2 but Tajiri kicked out. Tarantula on Jeff. Spike and Matt both get the tag. Spike pushes Matt on Jeff and Jeff falls off the apron. The Hardyz gets face to face and then Spike and Tajiri rolled them up, 1,2 but they kicked out. The Hardyz fight back. Matt does the twist of Fate on Spike and Jeff does the Senton bomb and they get the win. After the match, they started arguing.
Winners: Hardy Boyz
Regal passes by the APA "office". They make fun of him for kissing Vince's ass. Regal said he did what everyone /* would do. He says at least he's not a cigar smoker, a beer drinker.. he's a man of class. Bradshaw tells him he will kick his ass if he doesn't get out of their office. Regal says he wants to take it in the ring.
The Hardyz started arguing again backstage. Lita tried to stop it. Matt tells her if she loves him, she should take his side. Lita said she's not taking any sides. Matt tells her that she will be the referee between their match at Vengeance.
Chris Jericho vs Steve Austin
The match starts with Austin hammering away on Jericho. Clothesline by Austin. The fight goes to the outside. Austin knocks Jericho over the rails. Austin does a few chops to the chest of Jericho. Austin throws him back in the ring. They exchange a couple of hits. Austin hits Jericho's head 10 times on the turnbuckle. Austin chokes him on the ropes. Austin does the Walls of Jericho on Chris Jericho. But Jericho grabs the bottom rope. Austin starts kicking Jericho. Austin sends him shoulder first into the ring post. Jericho low blowed him. Suplex by Chris Jericho. Jericho beats on Austin in the corner. Austin tackles Jericho. Jericho kicks him and sends him shoulder first into the ring post. The fight goes outside the ring. Both men exchanged a few hits. (This has nothing to do with this report, but I figured I would add it. People are stealing this report and not crediting me at all and claiming it's theirs. That's why I am adding this message. This report was written by Paul Nemer.) Ok back to the match. Austin sends him into the security rails. Jericho fought bac and sent Austin into the ring post again. Jericho throws him in the ring and he goes on the top rope, jumped, but Austin hit him. Jericho tripped Austin and applied the Walls of Jericho. But Austin grabbed the rope. Jericho dragged him back and attempts to apply it again, but Austin hits him. Jericho goes for the lionsault, but Austin got out of the way and does the stunner and got the win.
Winner: Steve Austin
After Austin's celebration, they show on the Titan tron, Booker T. Booker T hot-wired Austin's truck and drove away.
Kurt Angle and Vince McMahon came out. Kurt calls the Rock an ungrateful SOB. He tells the Rock that he went too far. He tells Rock that he would be nothing without Vince McMahon. Like Vince or not, Rock should respect everything Vince has done for him. Kurt says that no one in this company would have any fame or fortune without Vince McMahon, except himself, because he was already famous in 1996. The fans kept saying "WHAT!". Kurt asks them to show the footage from Samckdown. He says that Vince is allowed asking you to kiss his ass because you work for him. Most of the Vince/Rock segment from Samckdown was shown. Kurt says "How dare you Rock?" Kurt says they he wants an apology.. then says They want an apology from the Rock.
Rock's music hits and he comes out. Rock says "Finally, The Rock has come back to Milwaukee." Rock says "You want the Rock to apologize?" The Rock asks Vince and Kurt to kiss his ass. But before they do it, he wants them to understand his ass is the people's ass.
Vince McMahon says that before the night is over, the Rock would wish he had apologized. Rock said that if Vince has a match for the Rock, to spit it out right now and he calls Vince a freak. Kurt says it's not Vince, it's Mr. McMahon and just because Vince walks with his pants down doesn't mean he's a freak. Vince takes the microphone away and makes a tag team match. Rock & Trish vs Vince and Kurt Angle. He adds a little stipulation. If Rock's team loses tonight, then Rock has to kiss Vince's ass on Smackdown. If Rock decides not to kiss his ass at Smackdown, then Vince will strip him of his title and he will not compete at Smackdown.
Ric Flair comes out. He says as 50% owner of this company, he wants to add a stipulation. If Vince and Kurt tonight lose tonight, then Vince has to kiss the Rock's ass at Smackdown. If Vince doesn't do it, then Kurt will not be able to compete at the PPV.
Rob Van Dam vs Christian
Both men exchange right hands. The fight goes outside. RVD throws Christian on the rails. RVD does a spinning kick while Christian was hanging on the security rails. Back in the ring, Christian throws RVD, shoulder first into the ring post. Powerslam by Christian, 1,2 but RVD kicked out. Christian goes to the outside and gets a chair. Christian puts the chair between the ropes in the corner. He attempts to send RVD into the turnbuckle, but RVD did a spinning kick. RVD puts Christian in the corner and RVD gets the chair and drop kicks the chair on Christian's face. But, Christian did fight back and got another chair and was about to do a one man conchairto, but RVD moved out of the way and kicked the chair in his face again. Five star frog splash by RVD and he got the win.
Winner: Still Hardcore champion, RVD
William Regal vs Bradshaw
They lock up and Bradshaw pressures him in the corner and beats on him. Regal knocked Bradshaw down with a pair of brass knuckles and got the win. (Yes it was that fast). TSN censored that.
After the match, Tazz is shown on the Titon tron. Tazz said he's been looking for Edge all day at WWF New York. Where is Edge? Regal was still looking at the tron and then Edge comes from the side and spears Regal.
Winner: William Regal
Steve Austin music video is shown by Creed "My Sacrifice".
Vince and Kurt are confident that they will win tonight...
Vince McMahon & Kurt Angle vs Rock & Trish Stratus
Rock and Kurt Angle square off. Vince distracts the Rock, and Angle attacks Rock. Rock fought back, but so did Kurt. Kurt sends Rock into the turnbuckle and delivers a few chops to the chest of the Rock. Angle stomps on the Rock in the corner. Rock fires back with a clothesline, 1,2 but Vince interrupted the count. Kurt chokes the Rock on the second rope. Kurt delivers a couple of right hands. Rock fights back again and takes down Kurt Angle. Rock knocks Vince McMahon off the apron. Kurt grabs Rock and does a belly to back suplex. Kurt punches the Rock and tags Vince. Kurt held Rock, while Vince delivered some punches. McMahon hammers away on the Rock. Kurt distracted the referee and Vince low blowed the Rock. Vince pushes Trish off the ring apron. Rock gets up and does the spinebuster. (This has nothing to do with this report, but I figured I would add it. People are stealing this report and not crediting me at all and claiming it's theirs. That's why I am adding this message. This report was written by Paul Nemer, in case you see this with no credit and not posted by me, then you'll know it has been copied and pasted. I take two hours to write this, I think I deserve a little credit.) Back to the match. Trish demands for the tag and she gets it. Trish is all over Vince McMahon, throwing punches and kicks. Trish low blowed Vince. Kurt comes in and knocks down Trish. Kurt Angle gets the tag. Kurt grabs her by the hair and she low blowed him. Rock gets the tag and hammers away on Kurt Angle. DDT by the Rock on Angle, 1,2 but Kurt kicked out. Kurt pushed Rock into the referee. Referee is knocked out. Angle does the Angle slam. Jericho comes in and does the lionsault on Rock. Kurt crawls on top of the Rock, 1,2 but Rock kicked out. Vince chases Trish around the ring, then Trish runs backstage. Steve Austin comes out beats up Vince McMahon. Austin hits Kurt and Rock does the Rock bottom and gets the 1,2,3. After the match, Rock puckers up (mocking Vince), just to show that Vince has to kiss the Rock's ass on Smackdown.
Winners: Rock & Trish Stratus
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