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February 23, 2003 - Montreal, Quebec
Bell Centre

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Sunday Night Heat Match (SMDN)
Rey Mysterio def. Jamie Noble
w/Nidia
via Pinfall (4:38)
Notes: A high-flying match to warm up the crowd.

Match #1 (RAW)
Chris Jericho def. Jeff Hardy via Submission (13:00)
Notes: Y2J defeated that fruit Jeff Hardy in a rather good match. The crowd was behind Jericho the whole way. Y2J had Bischoff ban Shawn Michaels from ringside, but after Chris won via the Walls of Jericho, Michaels came out and attacked him.

Match #2 - WWE World Tag Team Championship (RAW)
William Regal &
Lance Storm

Champions
def. Kane &
Rob Van Dam

Challengers
via Pinfall (9:20)
Notes: Storm turned Kane's mask around, blinding him. Kane stumbled around and grabbed the first guy he came across, which was Rob Van Dam. Rob had made the blind tag to become the legal man, and Kane chokeslammed him. Regal then saw his chance and made the pin on RVD.

Match #3 - WWE Cruiserweight Championship (SMDN)
Matt Hardy
Challenger
w/Shannon Moore
def. Billy Kidman
Champion
via Pinfall (9:31)
Notes: -TITLE CHANGE- Matt won with a Twist of Fate off the top rope.

Match #4 (SMDN)
The Undertaker def. The Big Show
w/Paul Heyman
via TKO (14:09)
Notes: Show dominated the Undertaker for pretty much the whole match. That moron 'Taker even tried to give the Last Ride to Show. 'Taker won the match by wrapping his legs around Show's head. While most referees would follow procedure and check the arm 3 times, Brian Hebner decides that this isn't necessary and calls for the bell. A-Train came down and took out 'Taker when it was all over.

Match #5 - Handicap Match (SMDN)
Brock Lesnar &
Chris Benoit
def. Kurt Angle &
"Team Angle"

(Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas)
w/Paul Heyman
via Submission (13:16)
Notes: In a wild and crazy match, Haas eventually tapped out to Benoit's Crippler Crossface. Lesnar F5ed Angle, further setting up their match at WrestleMania. I think this was the best match on this card. Edge was supposed to team with Lesnar and Benoit, but Team Angle took him out before the match.

Match #6 - World Heavyweight Championship (RAW)
Triple H
Champion
w/Ric Flair
def. Scott Steiner
Challenger
via Pinfall (13:00)
Notes: Another horrible match between these two. I hope Steiner got a short-term deal, because he does not have it anymore. Triple H beat him relatively clean. Orton and Batista came out, but they didn't have much of an impact.

Match #7 (RAW)
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin def. Eric Bischoff via Pinfall (4:25)
Notes: Not much of an actual match, but the Rattlesnake returned and kicked Bischoff's ass all over the ring. The only bad thing about this is that the "What?" chant is back. Jim Ross joined Coach and King for commentary at this point.

Match #8 (SMDN)
The Rock def. "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan via Pinfall (12:35)
Notes: Hogan had laid out the Rock and was going in for the kill when the arena lights went off. When they came back on, the referee was down as well. Vince McMahon came down, and Hogan was accusing him of the act. Behind Hogan, the bogus ref slid a steel chair to Rock, who then laid the smack down on Hogan. Vince, Rock, and the bogus referee raised their arms in victory. Left alone with Hogan, Vince took off his dress shirt and was wearing a "Whatcha gonna do?" Hogan shirt with "Nothing" written on it. On the back, it said "Hulkamania" with "Sucks" written underneath. Vince did some posing to the crowd a la Hogan, tore the shirt off, and then left. Vince's bogus referee would later be revealed as Sylvan Grenier.

Commentary:Jim Ross, Jerry "The King" Lawler and Jonathan Coachman (RAW) / Michael Cole and Tazz (Smackdown)
w/Josh Mathews
Spanish: Carlos Cabrera, Hugo Savinovich
Ring Announcer:Howard Finkel, Tony Chimel
Referees/Officials:Chad Patton, Nick Patrick, Jimmy Korderas, Brian Hebner, Earl Hebner, Jack Doan, Stephanie McMahon, Chief Morley, Eric Bischoff, Vince McMahon, etc.

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