WWE October PPV Flashback - 11 years ago
October 17, 1999
Top 10 Things To Know!
(1) Context: Jeff Jarrett left for WCW after a contract dispute with WWE, writer Vince Russo just left WWE for WCW.
(2) Main Event: Triple H beat Steve Austin to retain the WWF Title.
(3) Best Match: Hardys vs. Edge & Christian in a ladder match. (****)
(4) "Huh?" Match Of The PPV: The Rock beat British Bulldog in the fifth match of the PPV. (1/2*)
(5) Semi-Main Event: X-Pac (Sean Waltman) won a four-corners match over Kane, Faarooq, and Bradshaw (JBL).
(6) Most Memorable Match: Chyna beat Jeff Jarrett to capture the IC Title in a Good Housekeeping match.
(7) Wrestlers/Talent Still In WWE: Triple H, Edge, Christian, Kane, Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler.
(8) Wrestlers/Talent Now In TNA: Jeff Jarrett, Jeff Hardy, Mankind (Mick Foley).
(9) Women's Title match: 75-year-old Fabulous Moolah pinned Ivory.
(10) Raw Leading To The PPV Scored: 6.1 rating.
WWF NO MERCY PPV Flashback
October 17, 1999
Report by Wade Keller, PWTorch editor
Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler introduced the program...
(1) Godfather pinned Midian at 7:30 with a cradle. Viscera attacked Godfather at ringside leading to the finish. The referee danced with Godfather's 'hos. (1/2*)
(2) Fabulous Moolah pinned Ivory at 3:00 with a cradle from behind to capture the WWF Women's Title. Moolah took some good bumps early in the match, then a stiff shot to the head with the title belt. Ivory cried after losing the title. (1/4*)
(3) The Hollys beat The New Age Outlaws via DQ when Gunn pinned Crash after a Famasser onto a chair. Just an okay match. (*1/2)
(4) Chyna beat Jeff Jarrett (w/Miss Kitty) at 9:56 to capture the Intercontinental Title in a Good Housekeeping match. They used a toilet seat, a banana, and raw fish as a weapons during the match. Chyna came off the edge of the ring toward Jarrett on a table, but Jarrett moved so Chyna crashed through the table. Jarrett and Kitty mixed eggs, flour, and milk together, but Chyna ended up dumping the mixture over Kitty's head. Chyna took over with a low blow then shoved two pies into Jarrett's face. Chyna then used a kitchen sink against Jarrett. When Chyna went for the Pedigree, Jarrett catapulted her into the ref instead. Jarrett then nailed Chyna with the IC belt and scored a pinfall. Jarrett began to leave with the belt, but the referee ordered the match restarted because a title belt "is not a household item." As Jarrett began to put the ref in the figure-four, Chyna KO'd Jarrett with a guitar. Good match. (**1/2)
(5) The Rock pinned British Bulldog at 7:15. This was not a good showing by Bulldog, whose timing was worse than normal. He flip-bumped into the corner and landed on his head. The ref checked on Bulldog while Rock looked worried. Time stood still for a second. Bulldog hit a kick that looked more like one Mae Young would throw. He went to his patented loose-fitting chinlock that shows a ton of light as he made cartoonish grimaces (trademark, Chris Jericho and Sid). Rock gave Bulldog a Rock Bottom and People's Elbow and scored the pin. Rock didn't look pleased afterward. (1/2*)
(6) The Hardys beat Edge & Christian in a ladder match to win the TIT (Terri Invitational Tournament). They incorporated two ladders and used them together to get ricochet and teeter-totter effects. At one point all four climbed two ladders side by side. Both ladders ended up tipping over in opposite directions with everyone taking a bump on the top rope. In the end, Jeff Hardy reached the money bag hanging from the ceiling to win the match. The Hardys celebrated with Terri backstage. This was a great "ohh-ahh" match with a ton of amazing and innovative highspots, but the crowd heat wasn't based around the drama of the match; they just applauded whenever they saw a great highspot. (****)
Rock came to the ring and challenged the winner of the main event to a title match at Survivor Series. Triple H sledgehammered Rock as he returned to the back.
(7) Val Venis pinned Mankind at 9:33 after a Moneyshot. At 1:30 Mankind yanked Mr. Rocko out of Val's trunks. Val back suplexed Mankind onto a chair at ringside. In the end, Val applied a testicular claw as Mankind applied a Mandible Claw. Val's move proved to be more effective. It felt like an opening match. (*1/2)
(8) X-Pac won a four-corners match over Kane, Faarooq, and Bradshaw. The usual partners fought each other during the match at times. There were some slow spots. Kane pinned Bradshaw after which X-Pac surprised Kane with a kick off the ropes and pinned him. That left Faarooq vs. X-Pac. Faarooq blocked a Bronco Buster, but X-Pac caught him coming off the ropes and turned it into an X-Factor for the pin. (**)
(9) Triple H pinned Steve Austin at 21:50 to retain the WWF Title. Austin came to the ring first. Vince McMahon took the sledgehammer out of Triple H's hands as he came to the ring. Triple H hit McMahon. Austin ran from the ring to the stage and brawled with Triple H. They entered the ring for the first time at 7:30. Triple H got a near fall after a Pedigree. Later they brawled at ringside. Triple H suplexed Austin onto the announcing table, then in the ring worked over his knees. Austin came back with six chairshots to Triple H's kneebrace. Triple H nailed Austin with a low blow. Rock came to the ring, swung at Triple H, but hit Austin instead. Triple H hit the Pedigree. Austin fought Triple H to the back afterward. Triple H got into a car with Chyna to escape the scene. (****)
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