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Good PPV, could of been much better
ThePrototype5 February 2005
Very good PPV, though I wish they didn't add the match between Hebner/Patrick, and the Women's match, which after it the WWE women (Trish and Lita) almost fell off the ramp which was split into 2 different ramps.

Best match would of had to have been the RVD/Hardy match for the Hardcore Title, this guys did an amazing job, the PPV I felt could of been better then the way it turned out.

The ending was too obvious, which I am not going to get into for those who have not seen this event yet, but if you have watched WWE programming that year you would already know what happened.

Anyway, it's a shame about the lack of attention the WCW wrestlers got, apparently the WWE ring crew stuffed up at the time and forget to tighten the ropes, because a couple of wrestlers stuffed up moves on the ropes.

Over all it wasn't a bad PPV, but it could of been WAY better, they needed a couple of better matches then the ones that I have pointed out already.

The first match Storm/Awesome Vs E&C was a fairly good one, a couple of missed spots, and a stuff up, but that was too be expected with guys working with each other for the first time.

The Referrees match was a complete dud, Mick Foley was the special ref for the match, but it was dull and boring. It you want to be bored to death, then you watch this match, I however recommend you fast forward past this match.

Stacy/Torrie Vs Lita/Trish another dud, I usually enjoy watching Lita's in ring work, this match didn't do it for me.

The rest of the card was pretty good, I would of rather have seen Kanyon in a singles match, so he could apply his amazing in ring skills into singles action.
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Decent matches, terrible angle
amanwhorocks8 August 2015
Warning: Spoilers
1. Lance Storm/Mike Awesome Vs. Edge/Christian - Stupid feud, stupid booking, WCW looked extremely weak. But that cooperation between E&C was great. Super moves, super opener, super match! 9/10

2. Referee Bout: Nick Patrick Vs. Earl Hebner - Of course WCW referee had to job. Wow, what a GREAT MATCH! That's what I want to see punching/kicking referees. 1/10

3. WWF Champs-APA Vs. WCW Champs-O'Haire/Palumbo - Bradshaw won over Palumbo, so another victory for WWF that has been under INVASION!! Invasion was big deal, wasn't it? 7.5/10

4. WWF Light Heavyweight Champ-X-Pac Vs. WCW Cruiserweight Champ-Billy Kidman - Billy cleanly defeated X-Pac. YES!! 8/10

5. Raven Vs. William Regal - I love these two guys, but that match didn't work somehow, crowd was boring and so. 6/10

6. The Big Show/Billy Gunn/Albert Vs. CHRIS KANYON!!/Shawn Stasiak/Hugh Morrus - Quick match without any chance to perform something better. 6/10

7. Tazz Vs. Tajiri - Not bad, but i saw far better matches from these two. 7/10

8. Hardcore Championship: Rob Van Dam Vs. Champ-Jeff Hardy - Best match of the evening. Rvd won in a perfect match. And not so much HC, which is good. 9/10

9. Bra & Panties Tag Match: Stacy/Torrie Vs. Trish/Lita - The right girls were undressed :) Stacy is gorgeous. 7/10

10. Inaugural Brawl: Diamond Dallas Page/Booker T./Rhyno/Dudley Boyz Vs. Chris Jericho/Stone Cold/Kane/Undertaker/Kurt Angle - All the stars inside, but like in the whole PPV, WCW was extremely weak. Stone cold turned on his group and Booker pinned Angle. 8/10
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History has been made
avi01071 August 2008
Everything was well build-up, the tension was here and the stakes were high. Given that both WWF and WCW-ECW had their 10 best superstars in the main event, the rest of the card did suffer from it. While it's not a great PPV, it was not bad either.

Match 1: Edge & Christian vs. Mike Awesome & Lance Storm Solid match...nothing special but a good way to get off with Invasion. Lance Storm could have been a top wrestler IMO ..shame he was so underused in WWF. 5.5/10

Match 2: Earl Hebner w/ WWF Referees vs Nick Patrick w/ WCW Referees Special Referee - Mick Foley Hahaha..wth? Great to see Mick Foley. The fans were actually pretty much into the "match". The match was horrible of course but it was fun. 3/10 (3 for the fun and Mick foley)

Match 3: APA vs. Chuck Palumbo & Sean O'Haire Match I love APA and the passion they showed in the Invasion angle. Chuck and O'Haire can be quality as well. Like the opener, it was solid but not great. 5.5/10

Match 4: X-Pac vs. Kidman I expected a little more from these two high flyers (well if you can consider X-Pac so)...again not bad but not great either. 5.5/10

Match 5: Raven vs. William Regal Like Storm, I think Raven was underused by WWF, specially in the Invasion angle. The match was forgettable. 4/10

Match 6: Shawn Stasiak, Chris Kanyon, and Hugh Morrus vs. Big Show, Albert, and Billy Gunn Good to see Billy Gunn back on PPV. Nothing special in the match. 5/10 (pretty average PPV so far)

Match 7: Tazz vs. Tajiri Match Not bad at all. Tajiri is those kick. 6.5/10

Match 8: Hardcore Championship-Rob Van Dam vs. Jeff Hardy Fantastic and exactly what I was expecting from these two great wrestlers. Had it all...match of the night. 9.5/10 (should have been a little longer)

Match 9: Bra and Panties Match -Trish Stratus & Lita vs. Stacy Keibler & Torrie Wilson How hot are these four? I actually enjoyed this a lot...but I wanted all four to lose.:D Quote of the night; Michael cole "Why am I calling wrestling moves?!?" 7/10 (7 for reason other that wrestling)

Match 10: Inaugural Brawl Team WWF (Austin, Angle, Kane, Taker, Y2J) vs. Team WCW/ECW (Booker, DDP, Dudleys, Rhyno) Highly enjoyable contest with a lot of tension..I really liked it. The ending (shocking for some, predictable for others) was a nice twist in the plot. Good. 8/10
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WWE Invasion 2001
wrestlingsitewebmaster16 September 2005
Considering the Invasion angle was a poor start (Booker T vs Buff Bagwell anyone?) WWE really did manage to produce a very good PPV which attracted a whopping 770,000 buys. I even stayed up and watched this PPV on Channel 4 till 5 o clock in the morning! Results from the PPV: - Edge and Christian defeated Lance Storm and Mike Awesome in a decent opener.

  • Earl Hebner defeated Nick Patrick in a crap match with Mick Foley as referee. After the match Foley slapped the mandible claw on Patrick.

  • The APA (Bradshaw and Faarooq) defeated Sean O'Haire and Chuck Palumbo in a fair match.

  • Billy Kidman defeated X-Pac in a grand match. However Kidman hurt his knees during the match and was out of action for about 8 months after.

  • The Big Show, Billy Gunn and Intercontinental Champion, Albert defeated Hugh Morris, Shawn Stasiak and Kanyon in a passable match.

  • Lita and Trish Stratus defeated Stacy Keibler and Torrie Wilson in a boring match.

  • Raven defeated William Regal in a crap match.

  • Tajiri defeated Tazz in a fair match.

  • Rob Van Dam defeated Jeff Hardy to win the Hardcore title in a fantastic battle.

  • Booker T, Diamond Dallas Page, The Dudley Boyz and Rhyno defeated The Undertaker, 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin, Kane, Kurt Angle and Chris Jericho when Austin turned heel and stunnered Angle.

Overall Grade B
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Good PPV, shame they stuffed the angle.
ThePrototype28 September 2004
An event Pro-Wrestling fans have been waiting for, WWF Vs WCW Vs ECW, but what it turned out to be was the WWF Vs WCW/ECW. From the start the angle looked OK, WCW wrestlers started appearing every where, then they led into this PPV.

Hardcore Title Match: RVD Vs Matt Hardy awesome match, these guys had a couple of classic matches, fighting for the hardcore title. I only wish this match went longer, and had some more spots in it. But it was a very good match, both men worked the match well.

Bra & Panties match: Lita & Trish Stratus vs. Stacy Kiebler & Torrie Wilson never really took off, it wasn't a great match, was OK for people that liked to stare at the woman, but if you wanted a good wrestling match, this wasn't it. Stacy didn't look at all confident in the ring, nor did Torrie. Both Lita and Trish tried their best to pull this one off and save it, but it was dead.

Earl Hebner vs. Nick Patrick was one of the worst matches ever, even having Mick Foley as guest ref didn't save this match from being a complete dud.

Edge & Christian vs. Lance Storm & Mike Awesome pretty good match, was a couple of blown moves in this match, but it was still a good one.

Some of the other matches were good, the PPV provided a good lift off for the storyline, but the WWF killed it off by making many of the WCW wrestlers after this PPV job out, and really didn't give this angle a fair go.
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Not Really An Invasion...More Like A Civil War
Big Movie Fan2 August 2002
Invasion 2001 was a pretty good wrestling event. The theme was that WCW had invaded the WWF and at this event the WWF would be fighting for it's existence. Of course, everyone knew that the WWF owned WCW in reality. Civil war is probably a better term than Invasion for this PPV.

The matches were very good. I found the referee's match very amusing. I also liked the bra and panties match between Lita/Trish Stratus and Torrie Wilson/Stacy Keibler.

Rob Van Dam and Jeff Hardy also had a great match which was almost as good as the main event itself.

The main event was brilliant-and it had a surprise ending (wrestling is only exciting when there are surprises). Austin, Angle, The Undertaker, Chris Jericho and Kane had a wild match with Rhyno, the Dudleyz, DDP and Booker T. It was a brilliant way to end the show.
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The Pay Per View Wrestling Fans Have Wanted For Years!
ThomasRiordan91123 January 2002
I remember seeing this pay per view in Champs Sports Bar with a crowd of about 100 people. Every match on the car was entertaining and captivating as WCW, ECW and the WWF battled for supremicy. How approtiate that this pay per view should take place in the same arena the WWF was at the night Shane McMahon announced his purchase of WCW the night the invasion began.

Match #1 pitted ECW's Mike Awesome and Lance Storm against the WWF's Edge and Christian. A great tag team opener!

Match #2 pitted WCW Senior Referee Nick Patrick against the WWF senior offical Earl "I Can't Count To 3" Hebner with Mick Foley as a guest referee. A boring match but good for a few cheap pops and laughes from Foley.

Match #3 pitted WCW's Sean O'Haire and Chuck Palumbo against the WWF's APA. Boring match. Better than the referee's match but not by much.

Match #4 pitted WCW Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman against the WWF Lightheavyweight Champion X-Pac. Both men put on an excellent match. One the best matches on the card.

Match #5 pitted WWF Commissioner William Regal against ECW's Raven. A fairly decent match but nothing to get too excited about.

Match #6 pitted WWF's Big Show, Billy Gunn and Albert against WCW's Kanyon, Hugh Morrus and Shawn Stasiak. This match was just thrown in to take up time on the pay per view. But it was a good match.

Match #7 pitted ECW's Taz against the WWF's Tajiri. A good match with plenty of stiff kicks from Tajiri and suplexes from Taz. Plus the use of the infamous green mist.

Match #8 pitted ECW's Rob Van Dam against the WWF's Jeff Hardy for the WWF Hardcore Championship. This was by far the best match on the card and reason enough to buy the video or dvd. Lots of high flying hardcore mayhem. Plus an insane van-daminator to Jeff Hardy knocking him off the stage!

Match #9 pitted WCW's Torrie Wilson and Stacy Kiebler against the WWF's Trish Stratus and Lita in a tag team bra and panties match with Mick Foley as a guest referee (way to go Mick!). Lots of laughes from Foley and eye candy bouncing around the ring. Would have been better earlier on the card though.

Match #10 pitted WCW/ECW's Booker T., Diamond Dallas Page, Rhyno and the Dudley Boys against the WWF's Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho, Kane and The Undertaker. This match was great but several factors could have mad it better. The Rock, could have gotten involved but he was off filming a movie (in mean suspended). Triple H. could have been a great addition to team WCW/ECW seeing how his supposed wife is Stephanie McMahon owner of ECW, but he was injured. The ending was a real shocked since every one expected Jericho to turn WCW/ECW since it was rumored at King of The Ring, but it never happened. The heel turn was given to... If you want to find out you'll just have to buy the dvd.
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WWF vs WCW & ECW - **Major Spoilers Ahead**
Gary Ballance12 September 2001
Warning: Spoilers
Who would have ever thought that wrestlers from WWF, WCW and ECW would join forces for an inter-promotional PPV? The most interesting storyline of recent years unfolded at July 2001's InVasion (originally named Fully Loaded)

There were 2 great matches and a good few average ones. A few of the average ones first:

APA beat Sean O'Haire & Chuck Palumbo, Earl Hebner beat Nick Patrick (terrible gimmick fisticuffs.), Lita and Trish beat Torrie Wilson & Stacy Keibler, Hugh Morrus, Shawn Stasiak & Chris Kanyon beat Billy Gunn, Albert and Big Show, and Raven beat William Regal.

Better than average matches were: Edge & Christian beat Lance Storm & Mike Awesome (Awesome was speared in the middle of delivering a running PowerBomb), Tajiri beat Tazz, and Billy Kidman picked up a win over that punk X-Pac, with a well-delivered Shooting Star Press.

Rob Van Dam took on Jeff Hardy in a Hardcore title match, which was outstanding. I have seen WCW before and have been watching WWF for 9 years, but I've never had access to ECW programming. RVD was brilliant, as was Jeff. With ladders, chairs, Swantons and Van Daminators this match was tremendous. RVD won with a Frog Splash.

The main event was a 10-man tag: Team Alliance (Booker T, the Dudleyz, Rhyno & DDP) vs Team WWF (Kane, Undertaker, Angle, Jericho and Austin). With ECW/WCW kicking WWF's ass in the weeks leading up to InVasion, Vince pleaded for the return of the old Stone Cold, who did return to lead the WWF troops. It was a spirited contest with the Alliance winning as Austin defected Stunner-ing Angle.

A good event with a bit of an ironic ending. The old Stone Cold was the one who turned to the dark side at WrestleMania XVII, and the new guitar-playing, hug-needing Austin was far more loyal. Funny that.
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Bad PPV (Recap)
Spawn Devil30 June 2002
Match 1: Edge & Christian vs. Mike Awesome & Lance Storm Storm gets on the mic and is interupted by E & C's entrance. Match starts off with Awesome backing Christian in the corner. Christian with a drop toe hold on Awesome. Awesome clotheslines Edge. Edge with a headscissors takeover on Storm. Edge with a missile dropkick on Storm. Edge dumps Storm out of the ring on Awesome. Christian jumps off of Edge's back out to the floor on awesome and Storm. Christian with a crossbody on Storm. Awesome drops Christian across the ropes. Storm with a backbreaker on Christian. Awesome hits Christion with a top rope frogsplash, Edge breaks the count. Christian counters a top rope Awesome bomb with a back body drop. Hot tags to Edge who cleans house. Storm rolls up Edge, Christian rolls Edge over, for a two count. Christian with a double clothesline off the top rope on Awesome and Storm. Storm superkicks Edge. Christian sends Storm over the top. Christian intercepts a running awesome bomb on Edge by hitting Awesome with a spear. Edge gets the easy pin. Winners: Edge & Christian

Match 2: Earl Hebner w/ WWF Referees vs Nick Patrick w/ WCW Referees Special Referee - Mick Foley Both men trade slaps. Earl kicks Nick down in the corner. Earl pulls Patrick off the ropes for a two count. Nick tosses earl out of the ring. Foley seperates the WWF and WCW referees. Back in the ring earl backs Nick into the corner for ten shots to the head. Nick low blows earl. Nick with a baseball slide dropkick on Earl. Foley has to seperate the referees again. Foley sends the WCW referees to the back for attacking Hebner. Back in the ring Earl knocks Nick down (botched spear) for the pin. After the match Nick argues with Foley. Foley attacks Nick and gives him Mr. Socko. Winner: Earl Hebner

Match 3: APA vs. Chuck Palumbo & Sean O'Haire Match starts off with all four men brawling. Bradshaw with a suplex on Palumbo. O'Haire hits Bradshaw with the stiff arm. Bradshaw with a belly to back suplex on O'Haire. O'Haire with a knee lift on Faarooq for a two count. Bradshaw with a fall away slam on Palumbo. O'Haire kicks Bradshaw in the head. Bradshaw with a ddt on Palumbo. O'Haire clotheslines Faarooq. O'Haire sends Faarooq into the ring steps. Faarooq with a spinebuster on O'Haire. Bradshaw with a big boot to Palumbo. Bradshaw powerslams Palumbo for a two count. O'Haire superkicks Bradshaw. Palumbo dropkicks Bradshaw off of O'Haire's shoulders into the corner. Faarooq tosses O'Haire out of the ring. Bradshaw with the clothesline from hell on Palumbo for the pin. Winners: APA

Match 4: X-Pac vs. Kidman Xpac takes Kidman down and smacks him around. Kidman with a drop toe hold. Kidman with a headscissor takeover. Kidman knocks Xpac out of the ring with a enzeguri. Xpac tosses Kidman out of the ring. Xpac flies out of the ring on Kidman. Both men trade sleeper holds. Xpac with a belly to back suplex. Xpac misses a top rope summersault. Kidman with a short powerbomb for a two count. Xpac rolls kidman and up uses the ropes for a two count. Kidman counters a powerbomb with the x-factor. Xpac counters a spear with the x-factor for a two count. Xpac goes for the bronc buster and gets the foot between the legs. Kidman goes up top and hits the shooting star press for the pin. Winner: Billy Kidman

Match 5: Raven vs. William Regal Regal punches Raven down in the corner. Regal with a double underhook suplex. Raven escapes the regal stretch. Regal with european uppercuts for a two count. Regal catapults Raven into the ropes. Raven tosses Regal out of the ring. Raven hits a baseball slide dropkick. Raven with a reverse russian leg sweep into the security wall. Back in the ring Raven hits a clothesline for a two count. Suplex by Regal for a two count. Rollup by Raven for a two count. Bulldog by Raven for a two count. Tazz runs to the ring and gives Regal a head and arm taz plex. Raven follows up with the Raven affect for the pin. Winner: Raven

Match 6: Shawn Stasiak, Chris Kanyon, and Hugh Morrus vs. Big Show, Albert, and Billy Gunn Match starts out with all the WCW guys getting press slams at the same time. Kanyon with a side russian leg sweep on Gunn. Gunn with a neckbreaker on Stasiak. Albert with a clothesline on Stasiak. Albert with a scissors kick on Stasiak. Albert gives the baldo bomb to Stasiak, Kanyon breaks the count. Morrus ddt's Albert. Albert powerslams Morrus. Gunn clotheslines Morrus. Gunn with the fameasser on Morrus. Stasiak sneaks in and gives Gunn a reverse ddt. Morrus gets the easy pin. After the match Show chokeslams Morrus and Stasiak. Show gives Kanyon the alley-oop. Winners: Shawn Stasiak, Chris Kanyon, and Hugh Morrus

Match 7: Tazz vs. Tajiri Match starts off with a enzeguri by Tajiri. Clothesline by Tazz. Tazz with a forearms to the face of Tajiri. Tazz kicks Tajiri down in the corner. Tazz with a back heel trip for a two count. Tajiri with a handspring into a back elbow. Tazz sends Tajiri into the ring steps. Tajiri locks on the tarantula. Tajiri dropkicks Tazz in the face for a two count. Tazz counters a side kick with a head and arm tazplex. Tajiri sprays the mist in Tazz's eyes followed up by a kick to the face for the pin. Winner: Tajiri

Match 8: Hardcore Championship (Excellent Match!) Rob Van Dam vs. Jeff Hardy Crowd goes into a big RVD chant. Jeff dropkicks RVD in the back while he was showboating. Jeff with a legdrop between RVD's legs for a two count. RVD connects with a standing moonsault for a two count. RVD woth a double underhook facebuster. RVD with the rolling thunder for a two count. Jeff pushes RVD off the top to the outside. Jeff follows up with a baseball slide dropkick. Jeff walks the security wall and RVD counters with the same thing knocking both men off. RVD with a moonsault off the barricade onto Jeff in the crowd for a two count. RVD with a corkscrew guiloteen legdrop off the ring apron for a two count. Jeff with a sunset flip off the ring apron. Jeff pulls out a ladder and sets it up outside the ring. Jeff climbs the top of the ladder. RVD tips the ladder over and Jeff falls off on the entrance ramp. Jeff hits RVD in the face with the ladder. Jeff hits RVD in the back with a chair. RVD knocks Jeff off the staging area with the van daminator. RVD tosses Jeff back onto the stage. RVD with a corkscrew legdrop on the stage for a two count. Back in the ring RVD punches Jeff in the face. RVD skateboards the chair into Jeff's face. RVD follows up with a top rope moonsault but Jeff gets the legs up. Jeff hits a ddt for a two count. Jeff with a belly to back suplex for a two count. Jeff with a jawbreaker. Jeff goes up top and misses the swanton bomb. RVD places the hardcore title onto Jeff's chest. RVD goes up top and hits the 5 star frog splash onto the hardcore title for the pin. Good match! Winner and New WWF Hardcore Champion: Rob Van Dam

Match 9: Bra and Panties Match Trish Stratus & Lita vs. Stacy Keibler & Torrie Wilson Fink announces Mick Foley as the special guest referee. Match starts off with double spears by Trish and Lita. Torrie dropkicks Trish in the back. Torrie slaps Trish in the face. Trish clotheslines Torrie. Trish suplexes Torrie. Trish double clotheslines Stacy and Torrie. Lita knocks Torrie off the ring apron. Lita pulls Stacy's shirt off. Lita chases Stacy around the ring. Torrie intercepts with a kick to the back of Lita. Stacy pulls Lita's shirt off. Lita misses a top rope crossbody on Stacy. Trish clotheslines Torrie. Torrie steps on Trish's hair and pulls on her arms. Trish takes off Torrie's pants. Lita does the poetry in motion on Torrie. Trish with a bulldog on Stacy. Lita with a top rope moonsault on Stacy. Lita pulls Stacy's pants off for the win. As Lita and Trish are leaving, Lita saves Trish from almost falling off the ramp because she wasn't paying attention to where she was walking. Winners: Trish Stratus & Lita

Match 10: Inaugural Brawl Team WWF (Austin, Angle, Kane, Taker, Y2J) vs. Team WCW/ECW (Booker, DDP, Dudleys, Rhyno) Before the match the everyone comes out in this order: Shane, Paul Heyman and Stephanie, Vince, Dudleyz, Undertaker and Kane, Rhyno, Chris Jericho, Booker T, Kurt Angle, Diamond Dallas Page. match starts with Undertaker and Kane attacking DDP. Austin comes out last and joins in the big brawl. Austin drops Booker across the security wall. Austin throws Rhyno in the ring and the bell rings to officially start the match. Austin kicks Rhyno down in the corner. Austin knocks DDP off the ring apron. Austin with the Lou Thez press on Rhyno. Austin with a superplex on Rhyno, Dvon breaks the count. Jericho with a flying forearm on Rhyno. Rhyno clotheslines Jericho. Booker kicks Jericho down in the corner. Jericho bulldogs Booker, Rhyno breaks the count. Jericho with a springboard dropkick on Rhyno. Angle punches Booker in the ropes. Booker with a spinning heel kick to Angle. Dvon with the rolling shoulder block on Angle. Angle clotheslines Dvon. Kane punches Dvon in the corner. Kane with a sidewalk slam on Dvon, DDO breaks the count. Kane with a belly to back suplex on Dvon. Dudleyz with a modified 3D on kane for a two count. Bubba with repeated elbow drop on Kane for a two count. Kane with a big boot to Bubba. Kane with a top rope lariat on Bubba, Dvon breaks the count. Bubba clotheslines UT for a two count. UT with a flying lariat on Bubba followed up by a leg drop for a two count. UT does the tight rope walk on Bubba. DDP hangs UT across the ropes. Bubba suplexes UT. Rhyno spears UT in the corner. DDP punches UT in the corner. DDP with a short arm clothesline on UT for a two count. DDP with a ddt on UT for a two count. Booker with a side kick on UT for a two count. UT with a jumping ddt on Booker, Rhyno breaks the count. Austin wrenches Booker's arm. Austin kicks Booker down in the corner. Austin knocks Booker out of the ring and over the security wall. Austin suplexes Booker back over the security wall. Jericho chops Booker in the corner. Jericho with a missed lionsault on Booker. Booker drops Jericho across the ropes. Dudleyz double team Jericho. Jericho with a spinning heel kick on Bubba. Angle tagged in and cleans house. Angle with overhead belly to belly suplexes on Bubba and Dvon. Angle knocks DDP off the ring apron. Bubba with a sit-down powerbomb on Angle. Dvon with a leg drop on Angle, UT breaks the count. Rhyno kicks Angle down in the corner. Rhyno with a belly to belly suplex on Angle, Austin breaks the count. Booker with the axe kick on Angle, UT breaks the count. DDP powerbombs Angle, Austin breaks the count. DDP clotheslines Angle for a two count. Dudleyz do the whassup headbutt on Angle. DDP with a sleeper slam on Angle. Hot tag to Austin but the referee does not allow it because he didn't see it. DDP with a diamond cutter on Angle. All hell breaks loose. Rhyno gores Booker by accident. UT clotheslines DDP followed up by a sidewalk slam. UT chokeslams DDP. Referee Charles Robinson tries to stop UT from doing the last ride. UT gives Robinson the last ride. DDP leaves through the crowd with UT following. Bubba hits Kane in the face with the top of the announce table. Dudleyz double team Kane. Medical officials check on Austin's knee. Kane chokeslams Dvon through the announce table. Bubba hits kane with the monitor. Rhyno and Bubba double suplex Kane through the spanish announce table. Jericho comes off the ring aprong with a shoulder block on Rhyno through a table. Bubba and Booker double team Angle in the corner. Angle gives the olympic slam to Angle and puts the ankle lock on Booker. Booker rolls over knocking Angle into the referee out of the ring. Booker with a face first flapjack on Angle. Shane hits Vince in the face with the WWF title. Angle throws Shane out. Angle puts the ankle lock on Booker but there is no referee. Austin runs in and gives the stunner to Angle. Austin puts Booker on top of Angle for the pin. Winners: Team WCW/ECW (Booker, DDP, Dudleys, Rhyno)

The only that save this PPV from getting an F is the RVD vs Jeff Hardy match. I just hate the idea of WCW and ECW invaiding WWF, it's just stupid. This PPV deserves a D
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The Invasion has begun
Terryfan9 May 2015
Warning: Spoilers
I'll never forget watching this Pay Per View live when the World Wrestling Federation was up against not only World Championship Wrestling but Extreme Championship Wrestling as Vince McMahon's children bought rival companies to challenge the WWF.

Now this is the first time we get a PPV for the Invasion hints the name where WCW and ECW for weeks appear on WWF Programming and it was a huge deal in 2001.

Now lets get on the event itself this was the only Pay Per View we order live to make it clear I'll list what federation each wrestler worked for by their names so you would know.

Match 1: Edge and Christian (WWF) vs Lance Storm and Mike Awesome (ECW)

Now this was a pretty good opening match and this is when tag team wrestling was fun to watch. The match itself gave us a preview what was to come for the show both teams work a good match together.

Rating: 8 out of 10

Match 2: Earl Hebner (WWF) Vs Nick Patrick (WCW) with Mick Foley as the special guest Referee. Now this match feature the two referees from both companies. All started when Nick was being a dirty referee this leads to Earl challenging to a match. The match itself the crowd was really into this match sure it helps Mick was there but the crowd was into this match and there surprising enough interesting spots in the match so it goes to show anything can happen in the WWF.

Rating: 7 out of 10

Match 3: The Acolytes Protection Agency Faarooq and Bradsaw The WWF Tag Team Champions (WWF) vs The Natural Born Thrillers Sean O'Haire and Chuck Palumbo the WCW Tag Team Champions (WCW). Now their respected titles were not on the line it was about proud. The APA one of my favorite tag teams were driven to stand up for the WWF and they did in this match I remember cheering them on and got pump up seeing them kick the Natural Born Thrillers hides. But still a strong hard hitting match.

Rating: 8 out of 10

Match 4: Billy Kidman WCW Cruiserweight Champion (WCW) Vs X-Pac WWF Light Heavyweight Champion (WWF) Now again no titles on the light just proud. Both men work a good match with each other and Billy Kidman did prove a point in this match.

Rating: 7 out of 10

Match 5: Raven (ECW) Vs William Regal (WWF) nothing too much to make a comment on about this match it just wasn't what you expect, Quote The Raven Nevermore

Rating: 4 out of 10

Match 6: Chris Kanyon,Shawn Stasiak, and Hugh Morrus (WCW) Vs Billy Gunn, The Big Show, and Albert (WWF) this was a six man tag match and pretty much was too short to even give it a good enough ratting.

Rating: 5 out of 10

Match 7: Tajiri (WWF) vs Tazz (ECW) now this was a better match than the last two and good finish.

Rating: 7 out of 10

Match 8: Rob Van Dam (ECW) Vs Jeff Hardy (WWF) For the World Wrestling Federation Hardcore Championship. Now this match is one of the selling ones for this show as both men give us a really excellent match with great spots that you will be like no way that happen. This is what hardcore wrestling is about

Rating: 9 out of 10

Match 9: Trish Stratus and Lita (WWF) Vs Torrie Wilson and Stacy Keibler (WCW) Bra and Panties Match with Mick Foley Special Guest Referee. The match itself feature two of the greatest female wrestlers in wrestling history and they prove that they could work together despite being rivals.

Rating: 8 out of 10

Match 10: The Inaugural Brawl Match Team WWF: Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho, The Undertaker and Kane vs Team WCW/ECW: Booker T, Diamond Dallas Page,Rhyno, The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley)

Now this is how you deserve on the main event considering you had your top best from each Federation to face each other. I can tell you my brother and i were on the edge of our seats for this match with so many high spots and the climax of the match still blows our minds and left us stunned and shocked it's one of the most powerful matches in the history of the WWF with one of the biggest shockers in history

Rating: 9 out of 10

WWF Invasion prove to be one of the most interesting events the World Wrestling Federation had and one of the most amazing ones in their history if you love wrestling give this show a try

I give WWF Invasion an 9 out of 10
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walkmangwf-119 January 2003
After Years of Bad Talking and Stuff The War of WWF and WCW can Not fight Each outher

When Vince Bought WCW to Me the WWF was not the Smae Again

i Saw this PPV and i was in All Seeing Wrestler that was never thought of Fighting each outher was unreal

but as Good as i thought it was it now know as the Start of a fail Storyline and is Still Fell today by the Flailing Thing that is try Today

Over all a Good PPV a Must See For all Fans of Wrestling
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