The Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
"Rockin" Robin Drodge
Date: September 12, 2004
Report Date: September 13, 2004
First, I would like to
say that I almost did not get to watch this pay-per-view event,
thanks to a technical problem by Roger's Cable Network. I was in St.
John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, that night and ordered the
pay-per-view for 9:30 PM (NDT). Due to technical problems, the event
wasn't shown until 1:00 AM.
Match number one
- Chris Benoit and William Regal vs Batista and Ric Flair.
This was the first match
and a very good one. Batista
and Flair came out to the ring first, and then Benoit and Regal
followed. Benoit picked up the victory for his team when he got Flair
to tap out to the crippler crossface.
Back-stage they showed Trish, Christian and Tyson Tomko
informed everyone that it would be Tomko's last night accompanying
Trish to ringside for her matches.
Match number two
- WWE™ Women's Championship Trish Stratus vs Victoria.
This match was very
good, Victoria got a lot of offense on Trish.
Later, Trish came back and got some offense on Victoria
enabling her to take full control of the match.
Victoria then hit a top rope high cross body onto the floor
to take out Tyson Tomko, then when she got back into the ring Trish
hit the "Stratusfaction" to pick up the pin-fall victory
to retain her title.
After the match, Tomko
got back up and went into the ring.
It appeared he was going to do something to Victoria.
A person dressed up as a woman came to her rescue.
Tomko had enough, I don't know why the WWE™ waited until this
pay-per-view to reveal to the fans who this mystery woman was.
Tomko wanted to wrestle this person and to solve the mystery.
So a referee came out to the ring and a match started to take
Match number three
- Tyson Tomko vs Mystery Woman (Steven Richards).
Tomko removed everything
that this mystery woman was wearing. Jim Ross said for weeks now
there had been speculation on whom this person was, so now the
mystery was solved, it was in fact Steven Richards.
The match continued, however, the fans weren't at all
interested in this match. You could hear a lot of boring chants during the match; it
was very loud on times. The
match ended when Tomko hit his finisher, some kind of neckbreaker,
to pick up the pin-fall victory
Match number four
- Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match, Chris Jericho vs
The winner would be the
new Intercontinental Champion.
The first person to climb the ladder and pull down the
championship belt would win the match and the championship.
This match was very good.
There were quite a few shots with various Ladders at
In one incident, Jericho
was climbing a Ladder in the ring, and Christian had brought in a
higher Ladder, where they were both climbing to retrieve the
They both ended up falling off their Ladders.
They tried another attempt at retrieving the belt by placing
the two Ladders very close to each other.
Both Jericho and Christian had their hands on the title when
the belt started to swing back and forth; they both fell from their
Jericho climbed the ladder again and pulled down the belt to win the
match and to become the first person to win the Intercontinental
Championship for the seventh time in his career.
Todd Grisham went to interview Kane.
However, instead of Kane, he got to interview Lita.
He asked Lita about the match between Shawn Michaels and
Kane. Lita said she
hoped that Michaels would destroy Kane.
She also said she hoped his throat gets crushed and that he
would be hospitalized. Kane
responded by saying, "thanks for the encouragement from my
wife". Then he
asked Lita for a good luck kiss before his match. He also informed Lita that Eric Bischoff had made his match
with Michaels a no DQ match and that both him and Lita would be
responsible for what happened to Michaels.
After this, another
interview took place with Jonathan "the coach" Coachman
interviewing the new Intercontinental Champion, Chris Jericho.
He asked him how he felt
about becoming the new Intercontinental Champion.
Jericho responded by saying, "how do you think I feel
about the Match I just went through, and pointed to the ice pack on
his shoulder". Jericho
then brought up the fact that he is the first superstar to win seven
Intercontinental Championships, which he made history, being the
first to hold the Intercontinental Title for seven times.
Then Edge walked in and said he did not want to interrupt
Jericho's celebration, but said as soon as he gets back to being 100
percent, he is coming after Jericho to get back his Intercontinental
Title. Jericho told him
that he would be waiting for him.
Match number five
- No DQ
Shawn Michaels vs Kane
with Lita at ringside in Kane's corner.
Kane worked on Michaels'
back and had suplexed Michaels onto the Spanish announcers table. Later in the match, Michaels blocked the choke slam and low
blowed Kane and then used a steel chair.
Michaels then tried to go for the sweet chin music but Kane
blocked it and gave Michaels a big boot instead and got a two count.
Then the ending saw Kane go for the chair in the ring to use
on Michaels, but Lita grabbed the chair away from him.
This caused Kane to be distracted.
When he turned around he received the sweet chin music from
Michaels to pick up the pin-fall victory.
Michaels had a little blood on him during the match.
Backstage, Todd Grisham
interviewed Triple H regarding his match with Randy Orton for the
World Heavyweight Championship.
Triple H said he had made Orton and he was going to break
him. He also said that
Orton had spit on him and that tonight at Unforgiven™ he was going to
spit in the fan's faces by beating Orton and walking out as the new
World Heavyweight Champion.
Match number six
- World Tag Team Championship, La Resistance vs Tajiri and Rhyno.
This match was very
good. Rhyno and Tajiri
used the flag pole that La Resistance had at ringside.
They used this but it didn't help them win the match and the
championship. Then La
Resistance used the flag pole to pick up the pin-fall victory to
retain the World Tag Team Championship.
Match number seven -
Main Event - World Heavyweight Championship Randy Orton vs Triple H.
Orton seemed to have had
the advantage for most of the match.
Earl Hebner was the referee.
Orton tried to go for his finishing move, "the RKO",
however this did not happen, Orton hit Hebner by mistake resulting
in no referee.
Later, Ric Flair came
down to ringside and tried to help Triple H.
Batista also came down to help Triple H.
Orton tried to take them out but not all of his efforts
worked. Then the Coach came down and started to count.
It appeared he was going to fill in for Hebner, as the
referee, for the match. Orton
kicked out and did everything he could to keep the Championship.
The end of the match saw
a steel chair in the ring where Orton got pedigreed on the chair.
Then Batista threw the referee, Earl Hebner, back into the ring to
count the three count, resulting in a new World Heavyweight Champion
in Triple H. This is
Triple H's ninth time as World Heavyweight Champion.
comments relating to Unforgiven™.
First for some reason,
the WWE™ did not announce how many people were in attendance for this
pay-per-view event. I
don't know the reason for this but I would assume it wasn't a
sell-out. I found this
interesting because they usually announce the number of fans in
attendance. This was
Portland's first WWE™ pay-per-view.
I don't understand why
they had Triple H win the World Heavyweight Title from Randy Orton. In my opinion, I think that Orton should have kept the title.
Orton had the title for less than a month, if they were going
to have him drop the Title why give him the Title in the first
place. If the WWE™
wanted Orton to be their champion they should either let him keep
the title or have him win it at a later time.
I don't understand because right now the WWE™ seem to be going
backwards instead of forward. Randy
Orton and the younger superstars are the future of the WWE™ and
so in my opinion things are gone back to where they were before and
nothing has changed, this makes me wonder of where they are going
from here. It seems as
though if a Title keeps switching back and forth without someone
holding it for a long period of time, there is no respect or
prestige for that specific title.
I don't understand why
they went ahead with the Tomko and Richards match.
Yes, I am sure the main goal was to reveal who the mystery
woman was, but to make it a match was a mistake because the fans
lost interest. You could hear throughout the match a lot of chants,
boring…. boring…boring. I
am not sure if it were the two wrestlers, but for whatever reason
this match did not go over well. The
last few months on live events this mystery woman has been showing
up often, the fans knew who it was, and even on the Internet, people
knew who it was, so maybe the WWE™ should have revealed this months
I also think that Rhyno and
Tajiri should have won the World Tag Team Championship.
My reason for this is because for the last few months the two
teams were feuding against each other.
La Resistance always had the upper hand on Rhyno and Tajiri.
So, giving the titles at Unforgiven would have been a good
thing but this was not the case.
I wonder what will happen from here if they will still feud
against each other or if they will wait until October 19 at Taboo
Tuesday to finally give them the titles, or if the feud is over,
will Rhyno and Tajiri go their separate ways and wrestle in singles
has been another report for The Canadian Connection by your author,
"Rockin" Robin Drodge.
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