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Buried Alive? Striptease? The WWF hits Rock Bottom!
on 15 March 2002
WWF Rock Bottom looks like a promising pay-per-view event on paper, but once you start watching it, you begin to realise that it falls short of the normal standard of excellence that is the WWF. The show starts off well enough, with a decent tag bout featuring Val Venis and The Godfather against D'lo Brown and Mark Henry. But then the show goes south. The Headbangers vs The Oddities stinks the place out and Owen Hart vs Steve Blackman has a daft count-out finish (in Owen's home country I might add!)Then you get bored sensless by a mundane six-man between The Job Squad and The Brood.
Everyone's favourite is next, The Striptease Match between Jeff Jarrett and Goldust. The match is actually quite good, and the end result means that Debra has to strip for the crowd (unfortunately, Jarrett and The Blue Blazer cover her up before we get to see anything). The tag-team title match between The Outlaws and Shamrock and Bossman is another bore, but The Rock's match with Mankind steals the show (despite a horrendous outcome). While not the best match in their long rivalry, Stone Cold and The Undetaker still deliver an entertaining Buried Alive Match, with a typically odd conclusion.
While not one of the WWF's strongest events, Rock Bottom still has enough good matches to please most WWF fans.