If you want one of the more fun HIAC matches to watch that had things you just didn't expect, you need to watch Triple H vs Kevin Nash from Bad Blood 2003.
This match was for the World Heavyweight Championship and could be considered one of Kevin Nash's best matches ever.
Nash probably was in his best during this match and made me really want to be his fan big time.
Going into the match, Triple H had screwed over Nash in many ways during their matches to retain the World Heavyweight Title.
He hit refs, did low blows, etc. Nash didn't care for it, and powerbombed him through a table, which looked epic.
After Triple H was an ass to everyone and the GMs in Eric Bischoff and Stone Cold Steve Austin saw what he did in the past matches, they decided to make sure he couldn't do the same again.
However, no ref wanted to referee the match because of Triple H's actions against the refs in the past.
So, Stone Cold decided to find the only man crazy enough to referee the contest, Mick Foley.
Triple H was irate and wanted to make sure Foley wouldn't be there. Triple H gave The hardcore legend an ultimatum.
You either say you won't come to Bad Blood, or I'll beat the "want to be there" out of you. Foley said he'd rather take the beating and then come to Bad Blood.
The Cell came down and we saw a mini-HIAC and a ton of spots were done with Foley. Triple H got out the ring, then Foley got back up as if to say, "thank you sir, may I have another."
Trips came back in and then pedigreed Foley onto a steel chair, then Nash finally showed up to help out Foley. Nice timing by him.
RAW ended on that night and that Sunday we saw Foley there as special guest ref and Nash and Trips went at it.
Nash did a ton of cage throws to HHH, and hit him with the steel chair a few times, to get redemption from the past issues.
Triple H came back a lot during the match, and at one point he was literally beating Nash to a bloody pulp in the corner of the cage.
Then he raked Nash's face across the cage in a sick way, just opening Big Sexy up more.
Nash then found a 2 by 4 and was just laying into The Game. Nash then laid the then blooded, wooden instrument of pain on the turnbuckle and dropped Triple H right on it.
Triple H then grabbed a wooden crate from the outside and as Nash was trying to pick Helmsley up from inside the ring, the King of Kings hit him with the crate, breaking the bottom of it.
Not happy with how things were going, Helmsley hit Foley with a steel chair, knocking him out and opening him up at the same time.
Triple H then went back on the offense against Nash and had him on the ground, pummeling him with lefts and rights. He finally got up, just to see Foley's crazy self with Mr. Socko stuffing it down his throat.
After struggling to get out, he finally saw and opening and kicked Foley in the balls. Then just based on tiredness alone, just hit the mat.
He finally got back up and was then going to take out Foley completely, but Nash got up already and grabbed the ring steps, setting The Game up.
He then attacked Triple H hitting him in the skull, but accidentally also hitting Foley as well.
Nash then went over to try and get Foley up and he finally did. Foley was on the outside of the ring, still on the ring itself trying to get his bearings.
Triple H then ran into Nash and that hit Foley off the ring and into the cage in an epic hit.
Somehow Nash came back and threw The Game into the turnbuckle once again, as he was out of it,
Nash grabbed him and hit the Jackknife powerbomb on him. In what was thought to be impossible, Foley climbed into the ring for the count. But Triple H kicked out at 2.
Both men then just laid there, and Foley did also. Nash got up first and went over to grab Helmsley.
But a sledgehammer was conveniently laying there and Triple H grabbed it, and hit Nash in the face, then grabbed him to put him in the pedigree. Triple H hit it to win the match and once again retain his World Heavyweight Championship.