"Hey, here's an idea. Let's not have one, not two, but FOUR objects on a pole match!"
Vince Russo must have had an orgasm just at the thought of this idea.
On October 2, 2000, Booker T and Jeff Jarrett battled for the vacant WCW Championship, in what was known as the San Francisco 49ers match.
Here are the rules:
Four boxes hang in each corner of the ring. In three of the boxes are "weapons" (and I use that term lightly) to use against your opponent. The fourth box holds the WCW Championship belt. Whoever grabs the box with the belt first wins and becomes the new champion.
The match started off hilarious, when an old woman at ringside tried to hit Jeff Jarrett with a bag, but from there, it went downhill really fast.
Right from the beginning, Jarrett gets Irish whipped into the corner, causing one of the boxes to fall. He then clotheslines Booker, grabs the box, and finds...
A blowup doll. Yeah, a blowup doll.
Only a minute later, Booker grabs a box and finds...
A picture of Scott Hall!
They brawl horribly on the outside, then Booker delivers a pile driver on the announcer's table. Not only does the table not break, but Jarrett is somehow able to get up and keep going just a minute later. Booker then goes to the third box and finds a coal miner's glove (a reference to the horrible main event of the 1992 Halloween Havoc PPV - Sting vs. Jake Roberts).
What's with all these so-called "weapons"? And even though this is on television, why does it take about five minutes to open up three of the boxes?
We then have spots where Jarrett not only steals Booker's glove and hits him, but uses the box as a weapon too!
Finally, we get to the end of the match. Jarrett attempts to get a guitar from under the ring, but cannot do so. So he decides to go after the last box. As he's doing so, who should come out but midget actor and comedian Beetlejuice, who, as quoted by the commentators, "uses Jeff Jarrett's testicles for punching bags."
This allows Booker T to grab the last box, but the belt falls out of the ring. Ring announcer Dave Penzer then grabs the belt and gives it to Booker ending the match.
Afterwards, Scott Steiner comes out and decks Booker with a lead pipe and then Steiner Recliners Beetlejuice as the telecast ends.
Dear God, this match was a mess.