July 23, 2000
Originally reviewed here.
Taker beat up Angle before the match started. The match then started, and Taker continued to beat him up. Angle needed a wrench to cut off Taker, and he then went after Taker’s left knee. Taker made a comeback without selling the leg work at all. The commentary then perfectly explained why The Undertaker sucked so much of his career:
Lawler: I don’t even understand how The Undertaker is standing right now.
Ross: Because he’s The Undertaker!
Taker hit a chokeslam and then The Last Ride to finish Angle.
I understand the desire to make The Undertaker look strong as he was in the early stages of his new character, but it is criminal that it came at the expense of Kurt Angle in the manner that it did.
Match Rating: *1/2