Both of these lists read like they were written in 2001-2002. Kobashi's sounds like it was written before his epic GHC title run in which he sold out the Dome twice as the A side. Michaels sounds like it was written before his comeback. Post comeback from injury HBK was a far bigger draw in his role as part time legend than he was as champ.
So if you watched it at a bar how many drinks did you have before the main event started? That could explain your enjoyment of the show. Drinking from late afternoon until last call usually makes whatever is on the TV in the background seem enjoyable.