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hqdefaultGoing into today’s choice for the Countdown To  WrestleMania 33, I figured since we already covered Sam Fatu, Rodney Anoa’i (Yokozuna), and The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) of the world famous Anoa’i family, we might as well keep the train rolling with another member of the family in Solofa Fatu Jr. better known to fans as Rikishi (the father of Jimmy and Jey Uso). The match we are checking out with him was his tag match that he had with Kane at WrestleMania 2000 (a.k.a. WrestleMania 16) as they took on D-Generation X members Road Dogg and X-Pac. The main storyline heading into this one was that Kane had a beef with X-Pac and Tori, who basically broke the big red machine’s heart. When the match started, Kane was distracted by Tori who was running away from Paul Bearer leaving Rikishi all alone in the ring with both members of DX, but X-Pac would leave the ring to help Tori who was in a chokehold by Kane. It didn’t matter much because they were making short work of DX as Rikishi was giving Road Dogg the stinkface and he would’ve given it to Tori too if it wasn’t for X-Pac saving her.

32DX looked as if they were done with the match as thy started to make their way to the back, but Kane and Rikishi were going to allow that to happen. As soon as Rikishi entered the ring, X-Pac caught him a pinning heel kick that stunned the big man. He then delivered some educated feet to Rikishi and topped it all off with a bronco buster. Road Dogg would keep it going with some rights and lefts and a shake, rattle, and knee drop, but he couldn’t get the pinfall. As soon as X-Pac came back into the ring, the momentum changed with a simple pop up cutter. Rikishi was then able to make the tag to the big red machine who just began to clean house with both members of DX. After Paul Bearer threw Tori into the ring, Kane looked like he was going to choke slam her, but instead he threw her into the corner where Rikishi would deliver the stinkface. Then the camera shows us Kane delivering a tombstone to X-Pac. And that was all she wrote as Kane and Rikishi left with the win. Hey, don’t forget to like our page on Facebook at Facebook.com/MRXPUNCHOUT and follow us on Twitter too.

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