I thought it was booked cleverly with Funk not joining in until 15 mins and Sabu and Funk both getting a rest at different points throughout. I also quite liked the first 15 minutes of Sabu vs Shane with Ssbu going after Shane's arm injury.
Unfortunately it all just gradually fell apart. It just felt like they were filling an hour and at no time were any of the three actually trying to win. Probably part of the problem was any time they settled down into some holds, they got the ECW arena "boring " chants so if they were to avoid that they had to keep moving doing 'stuff', just none of them had the stamina or 'stuff' to fill an hour.
The lowest point was when the Rottens came out and Styles couldn't explain why the match was still continuing
For all Heyman gets credit for hiding weaknesses, I've never been seen any of this three more exposed.
The finish was amazingly well done. While they purposely didn't film their feet, it really looked like it was extremely close.
Otherwise, it was a pretty dull Rumble as others have mentioned. One thing that really annoyed me is that ages went by with nothing happening and then Marty Janetty comes in, gets right into it with Michaels, the crowd pops as much as they did in the whole match and while this is going on, the cut backstage to do the Savage vs Crush angle. It's not like there weren't really slow patches in the match that they could have sacrificed instead.
I was actually surprised how much I was enjoying the Yoko-Taker brawl before all the heels came out. Yoko was both far bigger and far more mobile than I remember at this point.
I agree it was disappointing that Yoko didn't really take part in the beat down. If he did the big leg-drop and a few banzai-drops, it would have made him look better and the Undertaker's 'death' seem more plausible too.
This was a really good match. The angle was brilliant however. The one thing that let the angle down though was the ref doing the stoppage so suddenly. It would have worked better if he had seemed like he was checking Bret earlier and seemed conflicted about whether to let it go or not.
One point in the match I reall liked was where Bret does a roll up on Jacques who pushes him off straight into Pierre. I thought that was a really clever, simple tag team transition.