If you missed WWF's pay per view Unforgiven last Sunday, you didn't
miss too much.
After Vince McMahon announced he would give up his title to whoever won the
"Six Pack" match, the show was expected to be a classic. To add to the
fire, Vince told Stone Cold Steve Austin he could serve as special guest
referee. Many rumors have been floating around about McMahon playing a key
role in the outcome by turning "heel" again and helping HHH win back his
title. Whenever the British Bulldog is the deciding factor in the main
event, the match can't be a classic. I'm sorry.
After The Rock executed the Rock Bottom and the People's Elbow, the most
electrifying move in sports entertainment, he was assaulted with a steel
chair by the Bulldog. This allowed HHH to become the two-time WWF Champion.
British Bulldog should not have been in the match in the first place and
definitely should not have been the person to decide the outcome. He's a
good wrestler but he doesn't fit in the category of The Rock, The Big Show,
Mankind or Kane. He belongs in the lower class with The Godfather,
Shamrock, Val Venis and D-Lo.
In other matches at Unforgiven, Chris Jericho was scheduled to fight
Ken Shamrock, but after Shamrock was taken out due to serious injuries,
X-Pac took over his duties. The WWF isn't going to let its Millennium Man
fall to the hands of the Degenerate just yet, and Jericho captured the
The return of the New Age Outlaws not only got a rise from the crowd but
also a rise out of Mankind and The Rock. Last Thursday night the Outlaws
stole back their precious belts and once again became tag team champs.
Sunday night on Unforgiven they put their belts on the line for the
first time against Edge and Christian. The New Age Outlaws proved that
they're the best tag team in WWF history and held onto their
Monday night's Raw was led off with HHH blabbering for hours about
how he's the best and how he hates the fans and how Stone Cold is who he's
after. The crowd knew that McMahon had promised Austin a title shot and
were hoping that this was the night. McMahon did issue a title match but
instead of Austin, The Rock was the competitor since he was screwed out of
it at Unforgiven. The fans weren't the least upset with the signing
of this match since The Rock is quickly growing into the fan favorite.
However, Stone Cold had a different plan in mind. He came down to ringside
and quickly called down Vince to join him. Once McMahon made it down to the
ring Austin lashed at him verbally, saying that he promised him a title
shot and he gave it away to The Rock. McMahon claimed that on Oct. 17 at
No Mercy, Austin would get his title shot. Austin threatened Vince to
keep his word. McMahon looked a little nervous. Could McMahon have
When the show finally got to the main event between HHH and The Rock, Stone
Cold made his way down to commentate. With this being the forty-second time
these two superstars have faced off, it was sure to be a match for the
ages; and that it was. The match went from inside the ring to the penalty
box to on the announcers table.
After a verbal feud between HHH and Austin, Stone Cold couldn't take it
anymore and went in the ring and "stunned" HHH which immediately led to The
Rock's patented move, The Rock Bottom. With no energy left by either
competitor and the ref still knocked out, The Rock couldn't make the cover.
When he finally got the arm over HHH the ref took two and a half minutes to
count to two. The British Bulldog made his way in the ring and laid out The
Rock before he could get the final count and laid a beating on both men,
HHH and The Rock. Don't feel bad if you missed it because it wasn't too
In other matches, The New Age Outlaws held on to their belts again. D-Lo
held onto his European title and The Big Show and Jericho match ended in a
DQ. Chyna and Debra faced off against Miss Kitty and Jeff Jarrett. Chyna
got the pin on Jarrett which gave her a rematch at No Mercy against Jarrett
for the Intercontinental Title.
Rumor Mill- Jerry "The King" Lawler was arrested last week for running over
an officer's foot while issuing a citation on his van. First of all, why is
Lawler driving a van and secondly, why did he try to drive off from a
twenty dollar ticket? You're rich King and you're running for mayor! Don't
The firing of WCW president Eric Bischoff has completely turned around the
mediocre company. With a new life, WCW is resurging. Wait a second. WCW
still sucks and the firing of Bischoff didn't and isn't going to change
anything. My bad.
Unforgiven fails to pack much punch
Published: Wed Sep 29, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:58 p.m.