Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Into the Wrestling Vault: 5/11/10 Edition

Both Johnny C and I have made our hatred and dismay over the Linda McMahon induced PG-Era and overall state of wrestling well known. We firmly believe that wrestling was far better in the 90's and early 2000's. In fact, even the mid 2000's are much better than the horseshit that is shoved down our throats these days. Consequently, it's no surprise that both John and I have burned countless number of hours looking up old matches, and promos on Youtube, Daily Motion, and the dozens of other websites which host wrestling videos. Now that we have turned ourselves into fancy men (with our own blog) we figured to turn all those wasted hours into blog posts. So join us as we delve into the Wrestling Vault to relive our favorite videos.

Though we are done with the Two man Powertrip, there is still one last Austin and Triple H video that if left to post. The aforementioned video is of their EPIC 3 Stages of Hell Match at No Way Out 2001. The events leading up to this particular match started when Triple H (Regular match, Street Fight, and Steel Cage) convinced Rikishi to run Austin over. Once the Rattlesnake came back, he unleashed Hell to find out who the culprit behind the running over was. Once he found out, all heel was let loose on the WWE as these two guys did everything within their power to make the other one's life miserable. It got so bad that WWE officials had to make these two Superstars sign contracts that they wouldn't touch each other until their match . But the Cerebral Assassin didn't let something as petty as the law stand in his way when it came to hurting Austin. Wives were stunned, best friends were Pedigreed, and it all combined to make one helluva buildup.

In the promo build up to the match, JR said "it's going to be an explosion of epic proportions". Boy, was he ever right. This was was just an absolutely fantastic match as Austin and Triple H went back and forth for 40 something minutes in three different matches.What made it even more unbelievable was the furious pace that these man started the match at, and to maintain for the duration they did was simply amazing especially once you consider that Austin had returned from neck surgery (in real life) about 4 months before. I have always felt that Austin vs Triple H deserved to be it's own Wrestlemania Main Event, and after watching this match, I think most of you will agree that they should have main evented a Wrstlemania together. What was even a bigger shame was that Austin and Triple H never even got to revisit their feud, since Triple H got injured (the original plan was to have Austin and Triple H feud once the Two Man Powertrip ended) and when he did come back, Austin had left the company due to issues with creative.

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