Lee Maughan: Hosts are Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler.
King of the Ring Tournament, Quarter-Final
Rikishi vs. Chris Benoit
Chris Benoit has made it to the quarter-finals thanks to a pinfall victory over the Road Dogg and a submission win against X-Pac, while Rikishi is here after a disqualification win over Shane McMahon and a pinfall victory against occasional partner Scotty 2 Hotty. Rikishi has also just beaten Benoit three nights previous on SmackDown! with a banzai drop to win the Intercontinental title, and Benoit is out for revenge. So much so that he just wallops Rikishi in the face with a steel chair after 3:25 of time-filling action, administering a beat-down post-match for good measure. What a lousy start to the show.
Final Rating: *