Honestly, I don't think it would have been nearly as successful. Funk vs. Sabu was played to an audience that WANTED that type of action. WWF at the time was in it's fabled "Attitude Era", but still catered it's product to kids. Not to mention, I don't think Gunn and Road Dog would have been able to perform on the level that Foley and Funk had been used to up to that point. The match was done pretty well, and I thought the finish was fitting.