WWF Vengeance 2001
San Diego Sports Arena
San Diego, California
December 9, 2001
Scotty 2 Hottie & Albert vs. Test & Christian
Scotty and Albert attacked Test and Christian before the latter even had a chance to make it to the ring. Scotty dominated in the early-going, and was soon face to face with Test -- only to tag out to Albert! The former T&A partners went back and forth in a show of size and strength.
Scotty & Albert double-teamed Test, until Christian hung Scotty up on the top rope. Test and Christian isolated the innovator of the Worm, assaulting him and preventing him from tagging in Albert. But Scotty fought his way back, and finally got the tag to Albert!
The Hip Hop Hippo was a house afire, taking on both of his opponents with reckless abandon. He set Christian up for the Baldobomb, but Test grabbed Albert's legs and pulled him out of the ring.
Scotty then bulldogged Christian and was going for the Worm, but Christian caught him and knocked him down. Then Christian went for the Worm! But Albert caught him and was setting him up for a big slam, only to get the big boot from Test for a near fall!
Scotty bulldogged Test and then nailed the Worm! Christian went for the Unprettier on Scotty, but Albert nailed the Baldobomb on Christian and pinned him for the win!
Edge (WWF Intercontinental Champion) vs. Steven Regal
Clothesline by Edge. Missile dropkick by Edge, Regal rolls out of the ring to regroup. Regal shoves Edge into the ring post. Back in the ring Edge hits a high blackbody drop for a two count. Regal drives his knee to the back of Edge's neck for a two count. Rollup by Edge for a two count. Running knee by Regal for a two count. Suplex by Regal for a two count. Edge with a swinging neckbreaker. Clothesline by Edge. Top rope hurricanrana by Edge for a two count. Northern lights suplex by Edge. Edge sends Regal out of the ring. Edge misses a spear off the apron and hits the ring steps. Regal pulls out some brass knucks from under the ring post. Regal throws Edge back in the ring for a two count when Edge gets his foot on the bottom rope. Double underhook Powerbomb by Regal for a two count. Enziguri by Edge. Rollup by Edge. Regal with a left forearm knocks Edge flat on his back. Two double underhook Powerbombs in a row by Regal for a two count. Regal stomps Edge in the corner. Regal puts the brass knucks on. Edge hits a spear out of no where for the pin.
Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy - Referee Lita
As emotional as this battle of brothers was set to be, it was made all-the-more intense by Lita's role as guest referee.
Jeff looked a bit hesitant at first, as did Lita. But Matt looked confident and focused. The two men traded several reversals and lock-ups in the early going, with Matt mocking his brother. Matt took control in the early-going, but Jeff battled his way back.
Jeff moved out of the way of Matt's second-rope legdrop, and then hit a falling headbutt and a clothesline on his brother. Jeff then mocked his brother, hitting a second-rope legdrop of his own! Lita counted the two-count on that one.
Jeff went up top, but Matt tripped his brother and tied him to the Tree of Woe. Lita then made Matt back up as she untied Jeff and let him get out of the corner!
Matt scored a roll-up for two, and went for a sunset flip to the outside which was countered by Jeff, leaving both men lying outside the ring! Back in the ring moments later, Jeff looked to have hurt his left knee, and Lita checked on him.
Matt went right to work on Jeff's injured knee, assaulting his brother with a chop block and a series of moves. Matt went for a Powerbomb, but Jeff reversed it into a Russian leg sweep, which earned him a two-count.
Matt went right back to work, assaulting Jeff with a half Boston crab. Lita screamed at Matt to break the hold once Jeff made it to the ropes. Matt wrenched Jeff's leg again, and went for a spinning toe hold, but Jeff kicked Matt to the outside. Jeff then ran across the ring and kicked Matt right in the face with a baseball slide! Jeff went to leap over the top, but his knee was hurting so bad that he collapsed.
Matt grabbed the leg, but Jeff kicked Matt with a mule kick! The brothers slugged it out, and Matt went for the Twist of Fate. But Jeff countered into a legdrop. Jeff suplexed Matt and went up top for the Swanton. But his knee was hurting so much that Matt caught him up top and crotched him on the top rope. Matt tossed his brother from the top and went for the Twist of Fate, but Jeff reversed and went for one of his own! Matt went for a backslide, but Jeff kicked out.
Matt went for a pin, but held onto the ropes for leverage, and Lita made him break it up! Jeff tried for a roll-up, but Matt kicked out.
Matt continued the attack on his brother, but Jeff was soon up top again. But again Matt caught his brother, and went for the Twist of Fate from the top! But Jeff shoved Matt down and hit a stunning Swanton Bomb!
Matt tried to get his foot on the ropes, but Jeff pulled it off, and Lita counted the pinfall, giving Jeff the win! Matt screamed at his girlfriend after the bout!
The Dudley Boyz (WWF Tag Team Champions) vs. The Big Show and Kane
Kane with a big boot on D'Von followed by a backdrop on Bubba. Show bodyslams Bubba for a two count. Show with a sidewalk slam on D'Von for a two count. Show butt-splashes D'Von in the corner. Show Irish whips Kane into D'Von and Bubba with running clotheslines. Kane and Show clear the ring. Kane comes off the top to the outside on Bubba and D'Von. Stacy enters the ring and Show pulls down her pants to her panties and spanks her ass. Bubba and D'Von hit Kane with a double neckbreaker. Whassup headbutt on Kane. Dudleyz with a double flapjack on Kane. Kane counters the 3D with a big boot and a clothesline. Show tagged in and cleans house. Bubba chop blocks Show. Kane hits Show with a top rope lariat by accident. Kane throws Bubba out of the ring. Show and Kane start arguing over the miscommunication. Dudleyz attack them from behind to no avail. Show knocks Kane off the ring apron by accident. Bubba exposes the turnbuckle. 3D on Show into the exposed turnbuckle for the pin.
The Undertaker vs. Rob Van Dam (WWF Hardcore Champion)
The Undertaker rode his motorcycle to the ring, where he would face Rob Van Dam for the Hardcore Championship. Shortly into the bout, RVD scored a near-fall on a top-rope somersault. Taker soon crotched RVD on the top rope and knocked him to the outside.
On the outside, Taker went to drive RVD into the ring post, but RVD reversed and knocked Taker into the post. RVD brutalized Taker with kicks, and knocked him over the barricade and into the people -- perfectly legal in the hardcore environment. He went for a body press, but Taker hit him with a punch and RVD was down.
The fight made its way through the people, and both men seemed to relish the no-DQ stipulation. Van Dam hit a springboard Moonsault for a two-count. Taker soon tossed RVD over a railing onto a concrete floor, and then used it to choke the Hardcore Champion.
The fight soon moved into a technical area, where Taker grabbed a steel chair from a stagehand. But when he went to hit RVD, Van Dam hit Taker with a fire extinguisher, following up with a series of kicks. RVD grabbed a trash can and hit Taker over the head.
Van Dam climbed up to the cheap seats, and hit a huge cross body from 20 feet in the air for a two-count!
RVD continued to lay into the Taker, as the two fought up the staging. RVD scored a near-fall right behind the TitanTron, and out on the stage, RVD hit Taker with a trash-can lid, and then nailed a spinning legdrop.
Taker then took advantage, driving Van Dam's head into the staging with a sickening thud! The American Badass then went for the Last Ride on the stage, but Van Dam held onto the stage and kicked Taker away!
With Van Dam down on the stage, Taker went backstage and came back with a chair, which RVD kicked away. RVD gave Taker rolling thunder right on the stage for a two-count!
RVD grabbed the chair and dropkicked it right into Taker's face, again for a two-count. RVD went for the Van Daminator but missed, and Taker connected with a brutal chairshot.
After a series of reversals on the stage, Taker chokeslammed RVD off the stage and through a number of tables! Three seconds later, Taker was Hardcore Champion!
Trish Stratus (WWF Women's Champion) vs. Jacqueline
Blackbody drop by Jackie. Trish kicks Jackie in the chest. Jackie slaps Trish in the face. Clothesline by Jackie. Backdrop by Jackie. Back elbow by Jackie. Jackie dropkicks Trish in the back of the neck for a two count. Backslide by Trish for the pin.
Steve Austin (WWF Heavyweight Champion) vs. Kurt Angle
The first of the three matches to determine an Undisputed Champion pitted Stone Cold Steve Austin against Kurt Angle for the World Wrestling Federation Championship!
The two superstars -- who had legendary matches at Summer Slam, Unforgiven and No Mercy -- stared each other down as the crowd cheered of anticipation of the first title unification in the history of professional wrestling. With so much on the line, you could cut the intensity with a knife.
The two exchanged several lock-ups in the early-going, with both men making clean breaks. As the "Angle sucks" chants began, Austin gained control and pounded on the gold medalist. Angle soon went to the outside to regroup for a few moments. Back in the ring, Angle took Austin down with a go-behind, but Austin escaped and went to the outside to regroup for himself.
Back in the ring, Austin gave Angle the middle finger! The two struggled for position, and Angle went for the ankle lock early. But Austin kicked his way out of it. Austin grabbed Angle's arm and went to work on it, before hitting the Olympic hero in the eye.
The Rattlesnake choked Angle on the ropes, and continued his assault on Angle's bicep. The Rattlesnake soon launched Angle over the top rope to the outside, and Austin went right out after him, tossing him into the ring post three times, clearly attacking the left side of Angle's torso! The Rattlesnake also tossed Angle's head off the ring steps for good measure.
Back in the ring, Austin used an armbar takedown on Angle's injured left shoulder to score a near-fall. He slapped away on Angle, but Angle soon rolled through a move and locked in the ankle lock! Austin struggled his way to the ropes, but Angle pulled him right to the center of the ring! But eventually, Austin made it to the ropes, and the ref broke up the hold!
Austin launched Angle over the top rope to the outside, and Austin knocked Angle's head into the Spanish announce table, before throwing him back into the ring. But Angle rolled to the outside to get some distance, luring Austin to the ring post, where he knocked him down and wrapped his leg around the ring post.
Angle slapped away at Stone Cold, and then applied the figure-four leg lock on Austin around the ring post!
Back in the ring, Angle again locked on the ankle lock. But Austin rolled through and kicked Angle away. Angle nailed Austin with a belly-to-belly suplex, but Austin pulled himself up. The men slugged it out, and Angle nailed Austin with three successive German Suplexes for a two-count.
With Austin down, Angle went up top and went for the Moonsault -- but Austin moved! Austin continued to pound on Angle, and hit the Olympian with the Lou Thesz Press and a spinebuster, again scoring a two-count.
Angle raked Austin's eyes to gain the advantage, but Austin reversed and nailed five successive German Suplexes of his own! Still, the Rattlesnake scored just a two-count.
As the two skirmished in the ropes, Angle nailed a low blow. He then nailed the Angle slam, but Austin kicked out of the pinfall attempt! Angle was beside himself!
Angle went for the Stone Cold Stunner, but Austin reversed into a Stunner of his own! Austin then pinned Angle for a successful title defense!
The Rock (World Champion) vs. Chris Jericho
Shoulder block by Rock. Arm drag takedowns by Rock. Clothesline by Rock. Spinning heel kick by Jericho. Jericho springboard dropkicks Rock off the ring apron. Jericho follows out and sends Rock head first into the Spanish announce table. Jericho bounces Rock's head off the ring steps. Back in the ring Jericho hits a top rope reverse elbow for a two count. Jericho with a suplex, poses over Rock. Jericho chokes Rock in the ropes. Chops by Jericho. Flying forearm by Rock for a two count. Belly to back suplex by Jericho for a two count. Samoan drop by Rock for a two count. Sleeper by Jericho, Rock gets out. Jericho misses a Lionsault but lands on his feet. Bulldog by Jericho followed up by the Lionsault for a two count. Suplex by Jericho. Jericho goes up top and Rock crotches him by hitting the ropes. Jericho hits a top rope crossbody, Rock rolls through for a two count. Rock sidesteps Jericho and throws him out of the ring. Rock follows out and Jericho drops him across the security wall. Jericho catapults Rock into the ring post. Rock ddt's Jericho through the announce table. Back in the ring Jericho counters the rock bottom with a front face slam. Jericho attempts the people's elbow but Rock jumps up at the last second with the sharpshooter, Jericho counters with a sharpshooter of his own. Rock makes it to the ropes. Rock with a rollup for a two count. Rock bottom on Jericho, but he can not capitalize due to the pain he received from the sharpshooter. Vince runs down to the ring and distracts the referee. Rock knocks Vince off the ring apron. Rock with a spinebuster on Jericho. Rock pulls Vince into the ring and hits Jericho with the people's elbow. Jericho low blows Rock and gives him a rock bottom of his own for the pin.
Chris Jericho (World Champion) vs. Steve Austin (WWF Heavyweight Champion)
Y2J had absolutely NO time to rest, as Stone Cold headed to the ring immediately after Jericho had pinned The Rock! Before the match officially began, Kurt Angle headed to the ring and nailed Austin with a steel chair. Rock responded by giving Jericho a Rock Bottom, and then chasing after Angle!
The bell rang, and the first-ever bout for the Undisputed World Championship was underway! Y2J went for a quick pinfall on Austin, but the Rattlesnake kicked out at two. Jericho assaulted Austin, hoping to keep the momentum on his side.
Austin soon speared Jericho out of the corner, with a flurry of offense. He drilled Jericho's head into the top turnbuckle repeatedly and went for the Stunner, but Jericho backed out. Austin then knocked Jericho to the outside.
Austin brutalized Y2J on the outside, pounding on the World Champion. He repeatedly dropped Jericho onto the barricade and the ring post. Austin even tore away the mats on the outside, exposing the concrete floor. Jericho clotheslined Austin onto the concrete as Y2J cleared the stuff off the Spanish announce table. He took Stone Cold on top of the table, where Austin went for the Stunner. But Y2J instead went for the Walls of Jericho, trying to turn Austin over. Instead, Austin flipped Jericho off the table and onto the concrete! Austin then suplexed Y2J onto the concrete and tossed him back into the ring.
In the ring, Jericho threw Austin shoulder-first into the ring post twice, and then chopped away at him. Y2J missed a dropkick, and Austin caught him and slingshotted him into the top turnbuckle. Y2J then wrenched Jericho's arm into an armbar, even putting his feet on the ropes to increase his leverage. The ref soon saw Y2J's feet on the ropes and made him break the hold.
Y2J continued his assault by suplexing Austin, and Jericho then went up top. But Austin caught him from the top, burying a right hand into Y2J's gut. Austin was now in control, but Y2J ran through a hold and went for the Walls of Jericho. Y2J locked it in in the center of the ring!
The Rattlesnake screamed in pain, and finally made it to the ropes, as the ref broke the hold. Y2J stomped at Stone Cold, but soon went for a flying forearm and instead ran into the ref, knocking him to the outside.
With no ref, the fight continued on the inside. In the ring, Y2J hit a low blow, and then hit Austin with the Stone Cold Stunner!
Mr. McMahon headed to the ring, calling for Nick Patrick, who was wearing a WWF referee's shirt! But Ric Flair came down and pulled Patrick out of the ring, slugging him to the ground! But Vince then sucked-punched Flair, knocking Ric into the ring post!
In the ring, Austin hit a low blow, and then went to the outside and assaulted Mr. McMahon! Back in the ring, Austin hit a Thesz Press, and fists and fire. Austin caught Y2J off the ropes and locked Y2J in the Walls of Jericho -- and Jericho tapped out, but there was no ref to see it!
Suddenly, Booker T ran into the ring and nailed Austin in the back of the head with a title belt! Vince McMahon threw Earl Hebner back into the ring, and Y2J covered Stone Cold for the pinfall! Mr. McMahon did indeed get the last laugh!
As confetti poured down from the ceiling, Mr. McMahon and Chris Jericho celebrated -- Chris Jericho is the first-ever Undisputed World Champion!
Theme Song: "Sinner" by Drowning Pool