Tonight, we take a look at the February 28th, 2000 episodes of Raw and Nitro.
On Raw, it was an episode that emanated from the World’s Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden. This was the fallout show from No Way Out 2000, and Mick Foley is officially retired, and after his controversial loss to Big Show at the hands of Shane McMahon, Rock literally falls down the card, as he is booked to squash Brooklyn Brawler by the McMahon-Helmsley Regime. This episode was also notable for Mae Young finally giving birth… to a hand. There’s so much that happens, from Gerald Brisco kinda sorta vomiting, to the medic being Tommy Blacha from Metalocalypse, to Mae Young not wanting to give birth until she has a cigar, this is truly bizarre. And did I mention this happened in Madison Square Garden? Nearly 20 years prior, Pat Patterson battled Sgt. Slaughter in a brutal Alley Fight in MSG, and now nearly twenty years later, he witnesses Mae Young giving birth to a hand. It’s a dumb angle, don’t get me wrong, but it’s honestly too dumb to truly get outraged at, really.
And over on Nitro, it was okay. It was a night of champions where no titles actually changed hands. The main event with Tank Abbott and Sid Vicious gets really hyped up, with Sid beating Tank clean with a Crossface. We also once again got Crowbar on commentary for David Flair and Artist Formerly Known As Prince Iaukea for the Cruiserweight Championship, and once again, he was great on commentary. A million times better than Mark Madden, that’s for damn sure.
On to the Nightly.