posted on Jan, 11 2006 @ 07:20 AM
Main Event: 20-man Battle Royal. 19 men in the ring. Long pause. Number 20? Kurt Angle. Boom. Not a pop - bigger than a pop. A boom. Amazing face
heat. Shows that fans don't buy the Anti-American Angle. It's a 1984 cookie-cutter gimmick and it DIDN'T work. I'm glad they put Angle in this spot.
You can't force things on the fans. Match goes on. Here are the workers in it, listed in the order they were eliminated: JBL, Big Vito, Animal, Simon
Dean, Nunzio, OJ, Regal, Crazy, Burchill, London, Matt Hardy, (at this point Henry and Angle are on the outside of the ring and Henry slams Angle
through the announce table. Angle out cold. Henry comes back in.) Lashley and Henry have a stand off-Henry sends him out. Kendrick, Sylvan, and MNM
were eliminated next. This left Rey Jr. and Mark Henry. Henry tosses him out after a minute or two. Angle back to his feet. Angle and Henry. Hits and
Angle Slam on Henry. Good spot: Angle with a leg scissors on Henry on the ropes trying to send him over, but Henry counters and hits a Power Bomb on
Angle. They do a similar leg scissors spot again, but this time Angle leans all the way back and sends Henry to the floor. They both went over, but
Henry hit first.
New World Champion, Kurt Angle. Celebration in the ring with confetti and Pyro. Huge, Huge, Huge, Huge, Huge, Huge face heat. That's six times I typed