WWF King of the Ring 1999 6/27/1999

June 27, 1999
Greensboro Coliseum
Greensboro, North Carolina
Attendance: 20,108
Buy Rate: 1.13
Announcers: Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler

Dark Match:

Meat defeats Kurt Angle

Sunday Night Heat:

The Hardy Boys and Edge & Christian wrestle to a no-contest (1:28)
Mideon & Viscera defeat Big Boss Man in a handicap match (1:47)
Prince Albert defeats Val Venis (1:57)
Ken Shamrock defeats Shane McMahon by disqualification (:43)

Pay Per View:

First Round:

1) X-Pac (Sean Waltman) defeats Hardcore Holly (Robert Howard) by disqualification at 2:59

Qualifying Matches:
Hardcore Holly defeated Al Snow (Al Sarven)
X-Pac beat Big Boss Man (Ray Traylor)

Fun Fact:
Hardcore Holly had become somewhat delusional over the past couple of months, and began viewing himself as a “super-heavyweight.” He started picking fights with men much bigger than him such as Kane and Big Show and officially dubbed himself the “Big Shot.”

Scott: Get used to these durations, because this is a full tournament for the KOTR, which is nice for a change. This was a quickie, as X-Pac, fresh off losing the feud to Triple H, wins his first round match when Holly blasts him with a chair, and gets DQ’d. Holly was gaining a nice niche for himself as a crazed bully who takes guys out legally or illegally, as in this case. X-Pac was apparently injured going into this PPV, so the fact he won this match, much less went as far as he did, was quite odd. This was a quick opener and the start of a very bizarre tournament. Grade: 1.5

Justin: Hop on the Russo express, buckle your seat belt and settle in for the ride. That is right; another Vinny Russo tournament equals more express lane matches. The ending here is a little cheap, but does fit the gimmick, as Holly gets quickly frustrated with the limitations of regular matches, and quickly reverts to his hardcore ways. The chair shot ending also helps garner some sympathy onto X-Pac, and give us someone to really root for, as he becomes quite the underdog for this tournament. And, as we have learned over the past few months, sympathetic underdog is the best role for him. X-Pac was still really over at this point and Holly was gaining a following as well as he embarks on the most successful run of his career and he quickly became an internet darling. Grade: 1.5

2) Kane (Glen Jacobs) defeats the Big Show (Paul Wight) after a chair shot at 6:36

Qualifying Matches:
Big Show defeated Darren Drozdov
Kane beat Test (Andrew Martin)

Fun Fact:
Kane was solidly a face here, and Big Show was pretty much full fledged face as well. In the weeks following Backlash, Mick Foley decided to start up a Union to battle the evil Corporation, and decided to hook up with a few disgruntled former Corporate members: Test (a scapegoat for many plots gone wrong), Big Show (tormented by Vince at Wrestlemania) and Ken Shamrock (played like a fool and taken advantage of). Shamrock had even saved Stephanie from the Black Wedding on Raw, but was still abused by Vince in the coming weeks. Well, on the 6/7 Raw, same as the revealing of the Higher Power and Owner Austin, but more on that later, new Co-Owner Steve Austin stated that the Union could receive any gift they wanted on that particular Raw. Big Show asked for a Title match with Undertaker (which ended with Undertaker being choke slammed through the ring), Mankind (now sidelined with a knee injury at the hands of Triple H) ordered Hunter to face Rock in a “cast” match, where Triple H would have to wrestle in a full leg cast. Shamrock asked for a match with Vince (JJ interfered and allowed Vince to beat Shamrock with his very own Ankle-Lock) and Test asked Stephanie out on a date, which would lead to a major story down the road, but for now meant very little. The Union idea was a novel one, but pretty much disbanded after that show, with Foley on the sidelines, Shamrock distracted with other feuds, Test turning his attention to love and Big Show showing his heelish tendencies again.

Scott
: What the fuck was this? Big Show, still fresh, although we really don’t know what side he’s on, would have been a shoo-in to win this thing. Most fresh faces, particularly those making the kind of money Show was, would be showcased in a situation like this, not that Kane isn’t a capable character to win either, but considering Big Show was Vince’s first big steal from WCW, you’d think he’d put him front and center. The match as a whole isn’t that great, with a 3-minute rest hold while the ref sells a bump. Three minutes? Ugh. Hardcore Holly interferes but does nothing, and Kane wins and that was a shock. The dead space in the middle and the illogical ending makes this a dud. Grade: 1

Justin:
A weak power match here that goes on just a little bit too long. It is bizarre that Big Show loses here, but I guess they really didn’t want him to go all the way, so might as well take him out here with nefarious means. A month or so before the show, though, he seemed like a mortal lock to take the whole thing. Holly interferes to continue his “Big Shot,” gimmick and to get revenge on Big Show for throwing a car on him. The three minute choke-hold is a bit much, but the point is established: Show was screwed, Kane is a badass and Holly is fuckin’ crazy. Grade: 1

3) Billy Gunn (Monte Sop) defeats Ken Shamrock by referee’s discretion at 3:36

Qualifying Matches:
Billy Gunn defeated Viscera (Nelson Frazier)
Ken Shamrock beat Jeff Jarrett

Fun Fact: On the 6/21 Raw, there was a 6-man tag match set between Road Dogg, X-Pac and Kane and the Acolytes and Billy Gunn. Well, X-Pac had a crazy idea, and gave it a shot. He challenged the Acolytes (the Champions) to put their belts up in the match, despite it being a 6-man. Well, much to the chagrin of Faarooq and Bradshaw, Billy accepted on their behalf, and actually ended up scoring the winning pin. After the match, Billy snuck out of the ring, taking one of the Tag Titles with him, and began to proclaim himself one half of the Champions, since he had made the pin. He shows up here with the belt in tow, but would end up losing it back to Bradshaw the next night on Raw when X-Pac interfered.

Scott:
Now, we all talk about the crazy Billy Gunn push that’s always being teased. Well, teasing no more. The real push begins here, as he wins his first round match by ref’s decision. When was the last time you saw a match end with that? Shamrock was attacked by Steve Blackman on Heat, and is feeling the residual effects of it. He gets powerbombed by Mr. Ass, and starts bleeding from the mouth. The ref sees it, and ends it. I think it’s hysterical he walked around with a belt that wasn’t his. As for Shammy, he’s doing the old “internal injuries” shtick, which always worked for him for some reason. Gunn moves on to the next round, and Shamrock’s final few months with the WWF are upon us. Grade: 1.5

Justin:
A really brief match that is used to put Billy over and to establish Shamrock’s injuries as serious in order to get some heat on Blackman. They also makes Shamrock look like a bad ass, as he keeps battling Gunn despite having blood pouring from his mouth. Billy puts a good, swift beating on him and the ref stops it to prevent further injury on Ken. There really isn’t much else to say here other than the Billy Gunn push is in full force. Grade: 1.5

4) Road Dogg (Brian Armstrong) defeats Chyna (Joanie Laurer) with a Pumphandle Slam at 13:20

Qualifying Matches:
Road Dogg beat Godfather (Charles Wright)
Chyna beat Val Venis (Sean Morley)

Fun Fact:
Shawn Michaels was balking at appearing at the show, which would have been a mess, considering the big role he plays, because his favorite team, the San Antonio Spurs, was playing the New York Knicks in the NBA Finals. Game 6 was scheduled for the night of this show, a game which he claimed he was attending come hell or high water as the Spurs had never won the NBA Title. Well luckily for Vince, Shawn and WWF fans, the Knicks were not very good and the Spurs clinched the title in Game 5, thus making the whole situation moot.

Scott:
In what was without question the most entertaining match of the first round, the former DX members would put on a pretty good match. Chyna was really being able to show her stuff now, and all that time learning from Killer Kowalski has made a big difference. At least the early matches were short to allow for this match, since we knew the chemistry would be great here. Triple H seconds Chyna to the ring, and gets a few shots in, but it doesn’t help his honey. Road Dogg moves on to face fellow DX’er X-Pac in the next round. Grade: 2

Justin:
This is a weird match, as the crowd heat is insane to see Chyna and Triple H get their asses handed to them, but the actual wrestling is quite…sloppy. After 5 minutes, Chyna is visibly lost and keeps turning to Dogg and Hunter for cues on where to go next. She seems to get it together in the final minutes, which saves this match. Triple H keeps interfering, just like he did in the Qualifier, but this time Commissioner Michaels comes down to ringside and tosses Hunter out of the match. When Dogg turns to see the commotion, Chyna low blows him, but Dogg just shakes it off and reveals he has a cup on, which sends the crowd into hysterics. A Pumphandle later and Road Dogg was in the Semis and Chyna was done for the night. I remember being shocked at the time, as I thought for sure Chyna would win and meet X-Pac in the second round. At the end of round 1, it seemed certain that the New Age Outlaws would explode in the finals. Grade: 2.5

5) The Hardy Boyz defeat Edge (Adam Copeland) & Christian (Jay Reso) when Jeff Hardy pins Edge with the Twist of Fate at 4:49

Fun Fact: Despite their age, and this being their PPV debut, the Hardys were actually quite seasoned, as they were big names on the Independent circuit for many years and they even ran their own promotion, OMEGA. But, if they look even more familiar to you, it is because they had actually been used on WWF TV since 1993 as jobbers. They were given a chance to break out a bit as the Jynx Brothers in 1995, but that went over about as well as you would think. They continued to job left and right, but were finally given a minor push in late 1997 when they were identified as up and coming stars, but ended up getting destroyed by Kane the night after Badd Blood. They stuck around for another year, and finally signed actual contracts in 1998, before getting the full time call up in 1999. It was a great story for two longtime fans and talented wrestlers.

Scott:
These two teams were just cutting their teeth at this point, so it’s not a good reflection of their abilities. By this time next year, they would be red-hot together. Here, Edge and Christian were still Brood members, and the Hardys were managed by Michael Hayes. There’s a great spot where Edge spears Matt Hardy off the second turnbuckle. Just a taste of what would be to come from these 2 teams. Gangrel’s botched interference would lead to Jeff’s Twist of Fate on Edge for the win. Eventually, the Hardys would lose Hayes and go out on their own, the same way that E & C would ditch Gangrel. This was a really good match that maybe could have had another couple of minutes added to it. One year from now, this match would be about 2 points higher and 10 minutes longer. Grade: 2

Justin:
A decent match here, but these teams were just getting used to the big time and each other. By mid-2000, both teams would be well revered and considered the cream of the crop. The Hardys were being coached by former Freebird Michael Hayes, who finally ditched the Dok Hendrix name, and he interferes a few times to help the Hardys gain the victory. Gangrel fucks up as usual and doesn’t help matters, but the sides temporarily patch things up. It was quite clear who the up and coming stars were here and which two, Hayes and Gangrel, would be used to put them over. A nice debut for the Hardys, but they just weren’t given long enough to really shine. Grade: 2

*** Mr. McMahon comes out to say his son Shane won’t be competing in the main event, thus the match is cancelled. Or maybe not, as Commissioner HBK comes out to say he has the final word on what happens. So Vince says he will find, in HBK’s words, a “suitable replacement” for his son. ***

Semi-Finals

6) Billy Gunn defeats Kane after a Big Show chair shot at 5:26

Scott: I have an idea that I’ve heard in a few places. Why not just have Kane and Show go to a double-DQ and give Billy Bitchcakes a free pass instead of wasting time with this shit. First of all, if someone was going to win the first match, it should have been Show. He’s the newer, fresher character. Instead Kane moves on, and loses thanks to Show anyway. This also shows the shoving down our throats of Billy Gunn. As we saw in the Raws previous, Gunn alienated himself from the rest of DX, and is a loner. Thankfully, it doesn’t last. In any event, he moves on to the finals. This whole tournament is circling the bowl and is almost as ridiculous as that 1995 abomination. Grade: 1.5

Justin: A pretty sorry match that was supposed to give Billy some credibility, but instead makes everyone realize he had no ability to carry a match. The Kane and Show feud simmers on and come to a crescendo at Fully Loaded. Billy moves on towards his destiny, much to the dismay of many and that is all that is going on during this short mess. Grade: 1

7) X-Pac defeats Road Dogg with the X-Factor at 3:07

Scott: Now that duration is ridiculous. We’re reaching Superstars levels now. X-Pac is clearly not 100% after the earlier match, which is probably why this is in fast-forward. X-Pac never had a decent solo opportunity since coming back, and by the time he does, he’s stale. He almost broke kayfabe in the pre-match interview by calling Road Dogg “Brian”. The match isn’t bad, but only 3 minutes? I know we need room for the title match and the main event but for God’s sakes maybe some time for a story to build. Grade: 2

Justin:
Both men gave emotional promos before the match, establishing that they didn’t want to face each other, but had to. The crowd is into the match, as they were for much of the show, but given the time and injury constraints, there isn’t too much there. At the time, it seemed like a lock that Dogg and Billy would face in the Finals to fully blow off the Outlaw split, but Vince played the plucky face underdog card instead and had X-Pac escape and move to the finals. Grade: 2

8) The Undertaker (Mark Callaway) defeats the Rock (Dwayne Johnson) to retain WWF World Title with a Tombstone at 19:08

Fun Fact: Rock challenged Taker on Raw, but was forced to defeat Taker and Triple H in a Triple Threat match to earn the shot, which he successfully did. It also led to the breakup of the Corporate Ministry, as during the match Chyna accidentally tripped Taker without looking on the outside thinking it was Rock. Taker went after Chyna, and Triple H went after Taker, which led to Rock getting the pin on Hunter after a Rock Bottom. After the match, Taker and Triple H started beating the hell out of each other.

Scott:
When it comes to the big main event players from 1998-2001, this combination never seemed to find real chemistry in the ring. Their matches are always choppy, and plodding. This one is their first at this level, and it’s the perfect example of this theory. This match never finds a rhythm, with a lot of stalling time, and overbooking, from 3 ref bumps, to another Triple H run-in, this time to drop a Pedigree on Rock, it really never found a flow, and was quite tough to watch. This match also had the staple of Attitude Era main events: about 4-6 minutes of fighting down the ramp, in the crowd, near the set, etc. In terms of workrate, and in some cases storyline, Taker’s title reign has been a flop. Fortunately Austin wins the belt back the next night on RAW, one of the highest rated segments in RAW history, and Taker is relegated to the mid-card, which in the shape he’s in right now, fits. Rock gets screwed, and moves on to a feud with Triple H, which begins with a big match next month. Grade: 2

Justin:
This is a weird period for the Rock, as he was clearly a face garnering huge pops, but was still acting very heelish. He would finally shed that tendency around Summerslam, which is when he really picks up steam and heads towards becoming the biggest face on the roster. Taker is trying, God bless him, but his body is just falling apart on him, which wasn’t lost on Vince, who has Taker job the title the next night on Raw. This match is very choppy, but the crowd heat is insane, which helps carry it. It also had a good Main Event feel which helps it as well. It was a little weird that they did a ref bump 2 minutes in and had Rock give Taker a Rock Bottom and effectively pin him, but since Taker was jobbing the next night, it didn’t really matter. Triple H shows up again and Pedigrees Rock, costing him the strap. Grade: 2

*** Following the match, Commissioner Michaels throws Triple H out of the building, which screws up Vince’s plan, as he had chosen Hunter to replace the injured Shane in the Main Event. Mr. McMahon then hops on the phone and starts yelling at someone to come back to the arena to team with him. In a funny moment, as Vince is on the phone, the camera man pans over and catches Rock just standing there and watching while toweling himself off. ***

Finals:

9) Billy Gunn defeats X-Pac to win 1999 King of the Ring with a Fame-Asser off the top rope at 5:33

Fun Fact: In the words of Edge, Billy Gunn would go on to “Billy Gunn” the KOTR crown. If you really wanted to have an “Ass Man” win the crown, they could have gone with Cosmo Kramer, as I think he would have done a better job with the achievement than the Mr. Ass we got.

Fun Fact 2:
Of the 7 total KOTRs to this point, Billy Gunn becomes the 5th heel to win the tournament. The only babyfaces to win the KOTR is Bret Hart in 1993 and Ken Shamrock in 1998.

Scott:
Ugh. Not only was this a bad match, it was a bad choice of winner, and a bad storyline to do at all. What anyone ever saw in this bum as a solo star just didn’t get it. He had a nice body and blonde hair? Whoo! Keep him a tag specialist, and we’ll all be fine. This should have been Big Show’s coronation as a player in the WWF, and instead he’s an afterthought. From this, the failed push goes through the summer in a feud with the Rock, but we’ll get into that over the next couple of reviews. I used to think X-Pac was also to blame for stinking the joint out of this tournament. The “gutsy underdog” role he’s played his whole career ended in 1995, and now he’s the DX misfit. After watching this show again, he played the role fine and actually held up the workrate part of this tournament. All in all however, this was a complete mess. Grade: 1.5

Justin:
A real mess here, as X-Pac was either hurt really bad or really over-selling his neck to set up the finish. Billy sucked pretty badly, but if they would have the Outlaw final, at least the crowd could have had some attachment to it. I know Billy and X-Pac were former pals as well, but the relationship isn’t the same as Gunn and Dogg’s. I applaud Vince and Vince for trying to make a new Main Event star, but they really just chose the wrong guy. The crowd hated him, internet pundits hated him and he has no ability other than saying “Suck It,” which he couldn’t even do anymore because of his new heel role. Billy’s run at the top would be brief, but the summer of 1999 will always be known as the “summer of the Ass Man.” Grade: 1.5

10) Vince & Shane McMahon defeat Steve Austin in a “Ladder Match” to win control of WWF when Shane grabs the briefcase at 17:10

Fun Fact: After making his entrance, Vince named his replacement: “the Lethal Weapon Steve Blackman!” This is one of our favorite PPV moments, as Blackman’s awesome music hits and he calmly walks to the ring with a stupid look on his face and then stands there like an idiot as Vince points to the briefcase. Well, all of a sudden the Titantron lights up and G-TV is on the air.

Fun Fact Side Note:
G-TV was originally GD-TV and was supposed to be a new gimmick for Goldust, where he would spy on wrestlers with a hidden camera. Not sure where it was headed, but Goldust was turfed in May. Unfortunately the gimmick had already been used, so Vince decided to keep running with it as a way to eavesdrop on secret moments which was a pretty good idea, rather than the idea that wrestlers don’t care if a cameraman is in the room with them. G-TV would last a while, but there was a never a pay-off or conspirator behind it.

Back to the Fun Fact:
So, G-TV fired up, and it showed Shane and the Mean Street Posse watching the PPV in the locker room and celebrating the outcome of their plan clueing us in that Shane was never hurt. Well, all of a sudden they see themselves on TV and scatter, but seconds later, Michaels drags Shane to the ring and sends Blackman and his “GI Joe-looking ass” to the back.

Fun Fact II:
Commissioner Michaels had a match set up on the 6/21 Raw between Steve Austin and Big Boss Man. If Boss Man wins, this match would have been No Holds Barred, but if Austin won there would be no Corporate interference. Well after a nice Stunner and an Austin win there would be no interference.

Fun Fact III:
Vince McMahon fired the Big Boss Man on Heat for fucking up his business.

Fun Fact IV:
This was the culmination of the “Higher Power/Stone Cold CEO/Horse Manure in the office” storyline. When the Corporate Ministry got together, Undertaker discussed a “higher power” that was controlling everything. Rumors circulated as to who it would be: from Shawn Michaels, to Jake Roberts, to Mick Foley. It turned out to be Vinnie Mac himself on the 6/7 Raw, who had fooled everyone by being a tweener face since Backlash. Well Vince says he was behind it all, including the abduction of his daughter Stephanie at Backlash. Linda and Stephanie get back at the McMahon men by handing over the CEO title of the company to someone who would allow “vulgar language”, a new dress code, and drinking on the job. Of course we’re talking about Stone Cold himself. That leads to a memorable RAW on 6/14 when Stone Cold runs Titan Tower for a day. It includes a beer-drinking contest, firing a guy for looking stupid and dropping horse manure in Vince McMahon’s office. He also had the memorable quote on the front office phone: “If I don’t see you around here, I’ll see you around, hear?” Vince couldn’t take it, so he booked a ladder match with Austin against he and Shane, with full control in a briefcase hanging over the ring.

Scott:
The match itself was pretty entertaining, but the end left you shaking your head. Austin climbs the ladder, and as he’s about to grab the briefcase it is raised out of Austin’s reach. He’s knocked off the ladder, and eventually Shane climbs the ladder, the briefcase is lowered, and Shane snags it for the win. You had a bad taste left in your mouth when it ended, but the next night it didn’t even matter. More on that in the next Fun Fact under Justin’s comments. The next month, the greatest storyline in professional wrestling history would finally come to an end. It’s been a wild ride, and on this night Vince McMahon got his last taste of victory. Grade: 2.5

Justin:
A pretty good match that featured the requisite sick Shane bump and violent ass kickings from Stone Cold. The three men use the ladders well and add some drama to the proceedings. There are also some funny moments sprinkled in, as Vince tries lifting Shane by his feet and then puts him on his shoulders to try and grab the briefcase, which they miss by comical distances. They did a good job of making the McMahons look overmatched, despite the man advantage, which helps the ending. As Scott said, the briefcase is hoisted up when Austin goes for it, but then is lowered again for Shane, who grabs it and wins back the Company. There were many rumors over who lifted the briefcase, with Michaels leading the way, but the story was subtly explained the next night, and we’ll explain it in the next paragraph. Grade: 2.5

Fun Fact Re-Dux:
Vince McMahon fired the Big Boss Man on Heat for fucking up his business. As the 6/28 Raw kicked off, Vince, Shane and the Corporation was celebrating in the ring when all of a sudden the old Big Boss Man theme music (“If you ever take a trip down to Cobb County, Georgia”) fired up, and he stormed to the ring. They teased a huge fight, but the Boss Man laughed, said “I love you,” and hugged Vince. Vince claims his plan worked, and that it was inferred that Boss Man raised the briefcase, since he technically was not a Corporate member during the PPV as he had been fired. However Stone Cold had the last word, because while he was CEO he signed himself to a World Title match with Undertaker for this Raw just in case things didn’t go his way in the ladder match. He fought and defeated Taker on one of the highest rated segments in Raw history to win his 4th World Championship. So things are now back to the way they were: Vince is running the company, and Stone Cold is his champion.

Final Analysis:

Scott: This PPV was like being in bizarro world. We finally get a full KOTR tournament, and none of it makes any sense. Two of the greatest superstars in history battle for the title, and it was long, boring, and uninteresting. The main event had a big heel ending, but the next night it doesn’t even matter. People want to see Stone Cold as champ instead of as CEO anyway. Billy Gunn wins the tournament, and does jack shit with it. So in essence, this PPV could get an F for being a show that is forgotten in the annals of history. However it wasn’t as unwatchable as 1995’s mess and unlike that show we do have a title match, but it still gets no sympathy from me. Final Grade: D-

Justin:
A very, very weird PPV. The build up was quite solid and the effort was there, but the booking crippled the show. From the retarded Billy Gunn victory, to the bizarre booking of Big Show, to the sloppy World Title Match and the confusing ending to the Main Event, this show was just a booking nightmare. The weird part though, is that the crowd seems unfazed. They are jacked the whole time and into every match, despite the mess that they are watching. This was during a period where everything was clicking with the crowds, despite the weird booking stylings of Mr. Russo. It is hard to defend this show, but with the effort put out and the crowd heat, it is also hard to fully tank it. Final Grade: D+

MVP: Triple H (For making the only real impact)
Runner Up: Shane McMahon, Vince McMahon & Steve Austin for busting their asses
Non MVP: The entire KOTR tournament
Runner Up: Rock, Undertaker and Shawn Michaels


All Time PPV Active-Wrestler Roster

Tito Santana
Buddy Rose
“Special Delivery” Jones
King Kong Bundy
Ricky Steamboat
Matt Borne
Brutus Beefcake
David Sammartino
Greg Valentine
Junkyard Dog
Barry Windham
Mike Rotundo
Iron Sheik
Nikolai Volkoff
Andre the Giant
Big John Studd
Leilani Kai
Wendi Richter
Paul Orndorff
Roddy Piper
Mr. T
Hulk Hogan
Corporal Kirschner
Adrian Adonis
Dynamite Kid
Randy Savage
Ivan Putski
Davey Boy Smith
Moondog Spot
Terry Funk
Don Muraco
Bob Orton
George Steele
George Wells
Jake Roberts
Fabulous Moolah
Velvet McIntyre
Ted Arcidi
Tony Atlas
Brian Blair
Jim Brunzell
Bret Hart
Jim Neidhart
Hillbilly Jim
King Tonga (Haku)
Pedro Morales
Bruno Sammartino
Danny Spivey
Jim Covert
Russ Francis
Bill Fralic
Ernie Holmes
Harvey Martin
William Perry
Hercules
Uncle Elmer
Dory Funk, Jr.
Rick Martel
Tom Zenk
Billy Jack Haynes
Hillbilly Jim
Haiti Kid
Little Beaver
Lord Littlebrook
Little Tokyo
Harley Race
Jacques Rougeau
Raymond Rougeau
Danny Davis
Butch Reed
Koko B. Ware
Honky Tonk Man
Jim Duggan
Ron Bass
Judy Martin
Dawn Marie
Donna Christanello
Sherri Martel
Noriyoi Tateno
Itsuki Yamazaki
Rockin’ Robin
Ax
Smash
Tama
Boris Zhukov
Jim Powers
Paul Roma
One Man Gang
Rick Rude
Ken Patera
Bam Bam Bigelow
Ultimate Warrior
Sam Houston
Sika
Bobby Heenan
Barbarian
Warlord
Big Boss Man
Marty Jannetty
Shawn Michaels
Arn Anderson
Tully Blanchard
Conquistador Uno
Conquistador Dos
Blue Blazer
Mr. Perfect
Scott Casey
Akeem
Red Rooster
Ronnie Garvin
Bushwhacker Butch
Bushwhacker Luke
Mr. Fuji
Dusty Rhodes
Jimmy Snuka
Zeus
Earthquake
The Genius
Sapphire
Sato
Tanaka
Kerry Von Erich
Crush
Hawk
Animal
Undertaker
Tugboat/Typhoon
Sgt. Slaughter
Kato
Mountie
Virgil
Dustin Rhodes
Shane Douglas
Brian Knobbs
Jerry Sags
Genichiro Tenryu
Koji Kitao
General Adnan
Irwin R. Schyster
Ric Flair
Berzerker
Skinner
Blake Beverly
Beau Beverly
Repo-Man
Owen Hart
Tatanka
Nailz
Kamala
Samu
Fatu
Razor Ramon
Yokozuna
Rick Steiner
Scott Steiner
Bob Backlund
Papa Shango
Jerry Lawler
Max Moon
Carlos Colon
Doink
Lex Luger
Giant Gonzalez
Mr. Hughes
Billy Gunn
Bart Gunn
Jimmy Del Ray
Tom Pritchard
1-2-3 Kid
Ludvig Borga
Diesel
Adam Bomb
Keith Hart
Bruce Hart
Black Knight
Blue Knight
Red Knight
Robert Gibson
Ricky Morton
Mabel
Mo
Bastion Booger
Pierre
Kwang
Great Kabuki
Bob Holly
Luna Vachon
Dink
Alundra Blayze
Bull Nakano
Ted DiBiase’s Undertaker
Wink
Pink
Queasy
Sleazy
Cheesy
Eli Blu
Jacob Blu
Duke Droese
Timothy Well
Stephen Dunn
Mantaur
Aldo Montoya
Henry Godwin
Dick Murdoch
Lawrence Taylor
Hakushi
Roadie Jesse Jammes
Savio Vega
Kama
Hunter Hearst-Helmsley
Barry Horowitz
Skip
Bertha Faye
Isaac Yankem
Waylon Mercy
Dean Douglas
Goldust
Rad Radford
Aja Kong
Tomoko Watanabe
Lioness Azuka
Sakie Hasegawa
Kyoko Inoue
Chaparrita Asari
Ahmed Johnson
Buddy Landel
Takao Omori
Doug Gilbert
Squat Team #1
Squat Team #2
Vader
Steve Austin
Phineas Godwinn
Marc Mero
Mankind
Leif Cassidy (Al Snow)
Bradshaw
Jose Lothario
Jim Cornette
Mark Henry
Doug Furnas
Phil Lafon
Rocky Maivia
“Diesel”
“Razor Ramon”
Flash Funk
Executioner
Perro Aguayo
Canek
Hector Garza
Jerry Estrada
Fuerza Guererra
Heavy Metal
Pierroth
Sultan
Mil Mascaras
Cybernetico
Latin Lover
Mosh
Thrasher
Ken Shamrock
Great Sasuke
Taka Michinoku
Chainz
Miguel Perez
Jose Estrada
Jesus Castillo
Brian Christopher
Scott Putski
Max Mini
El Torito
Patriot
D-Lo Brown
Nova
Mosaic
Tarantula
Kurrgan
Sniper
Recon
Jackyl
Steve Blackman
Kane
Butterbean
Battalion
Tom Brandi
Pantera
Ricky Morton
Robert Gibson
Scott Taylor
Aguila
Sable
Sho Funaki
Dick Togo
Mens Teioh
Dan Severn
Head
Val Venis
Golga
Giant Silva
Jacqueline
Edge
Gangrel
Paul Ellering
Christian
Duane Gill
Steven Regal
Vince McMahon
Tiger Ali Singh
Blue Meanie
Test
Chyna
Big Show
Tori
Shane McMahon
Nicole Bass
Debra
Jeff Hardy
Matt Hardy

PPV Rest in Peace List

“Playboy” Buddy Rose (Wrestlemania I)
“Special Delivery” Jones (Wrestlemania I)
Uncle Elmer (Wrestlemania II)
Adrian Adonis (Wrestlemania III)
Haiti Kid (Wrestlemania III)
Little Beaver (Wrestlemania III)
Junkyard Dog (Summerslam 1988)
Big John Studd (Wrestlemania V)
Sapphire (Summerslam 1990)
Bad News Brown (Summerslam 1990)
Dino Bravo (Wrestlemania VII)
Andre the Giant (Summerslam 1991)
Texas Tornado (Royal Rumble 1992)
Hercules (Royal Rumble 1992)
Elizabeth (Wrestlemania VIII)
Sensational Sherri (Wrestlemania IX)
Ludvig Borga (Survivor Series 1993)
Captain Lou Albano (Royal Rumble 1995)
Dick Murdoch (Royal Rumble 1995)
Rad Radford (Survivor Series 1995)
Bertha Faye (Survivor Series 1995)
Bam Bam Bigelow (Survivor Series 1995)
Chris “Skip” Candido (Summerslam 1996)
Yokozuna (Survivor Series 1996)
Terry “Executioner” Gordy (IYH: It’s Time)
Brian Pillman (IYH: Ground Zero)
Rick Rude (IYH: Bad Blood)
Hawk (Judgment Day 1998)
Gorilla Monsoon (Wrestlemania XV)
Owen Hart (Backlash 1999)

Next Review: Fully Loaded 1999

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