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>> RAW IS WAR REPORTWritten By Joe DeLeon
Backstage, Vince McMahon, along with Tony Garea, came to terms with
the referees that have been on strike. McMahon said that the WWF would
back them up in every way possible, and they have all the authority in
the ring. They all shook hands and they would resume their jobs on the
Triple H Interview, with Chyna.
- Triple H said everytime he held the belt in the air, the fans could
kiss his ass. He said he was the best wrestler, and he went threw
everyone the previous night in the Six-Pack Challenge. He said the best
part of it was when Stone Cold Steve Austin had
no choice, but to kneel down and count the three for him. He said he
pinned none other than The People's Champ, The Rock. He said Austin was
next, and he would not rest until he beat Austin's ass. The British
Bulldog made his way out. Bulldog said he had a deal with Triple H. The
deal was if either of them became the champion, they would give each
other a title shot the next night. Bulldog said he came to the WWF for
one thing, and that was to become the champion. He said he would take
the belt later in the
night. Triple H then told him to calm down. He said he lied to the
Bulldog, and wasn't giving him anything. Bulldog kept calling Triple H
"game-boy." Bulldog said he would fight Triple H no matter what. Triple
H said "screw you" and Bulldog attacked him, until Chyna made the save.
Vince McMahon made his way out near the entrance-way. He congratulated
Triple H for becoming the new champion. He announced that Triple H would
have to defend the title in Greensboro, North Carolina against The Rock.
Backstage, Jeff Jarrett, along with Miss Kitty, was talking to Tom
Pritchard. You could not hear what they were saying.
Backstage, Mankind arrived with balloons and presents with some person
under a sheet. He said he couldn't wait to see what The Rock would say.
In a store, Stephanie McMahon and Test were shopping for a tuxedo for
Test for the wedding. Test didn't like a few, until he tried on one that
Jeff Jarrett, Tom Prichard Interview, with Miss Kitty. - Jeff Jarrett
said he did not want any women to get hurt, as long as Chyna and Debra
accepted their challenge. He challenged Debra and Chyna to fight he and
Tom Prichard later in the show.
The Big Show defeated Chris Jericho (w/Curtis Hughes) by
- Before the match, Chris Jericho said he was now the world's most
dangerous man. Prince Albert came down to do color commentary. As the
match went on, The Big Show set Jericho up for the Chokeslam, but Albert
went to the top rope and nailed Big Show with a dropkick. When Curtis
Hughes and Jericho were walking up the rampway, Road Dogg attacked them.
Backstage, Mankind was sitting down with the person that was covered
up. Stevie Richards came dressed as Dude Love. Mankind asked Richards
why he was dressed like that. Richards said it was because all the
chicks would love him. Mankind laughed and spit out the soda he was
drinking. When Richards walked away, Mankind told the person under the
sheet that Dude Love didn't get any chicks, it was all part of the
Backstage, Stone Cold Steve Austin made his way towards the ring.
Stone Cold Steve Austin Interview.
- Stone Cold Steve Austin called out Vince McMahon. Austin said he
reinstated McMahon for a Heavyweight Title shot against the champion the
night after Unforgiven, which was then and there. McMahon said Austin
was correct and thanked him. He said Austin would get his title shot,
but he never said when. McMahon said it would be at No Mercey. Austin
said if that wasn't what happened, he would stomp a mudhole in McMahon's
ass and walk it dry.
Backstage, Chyna accepted Jeff Jarrett's challenge, but told Debra to
On G-TV, The Mean Street Posse where in their hotel room. Rodney, Joy
Abs, and Terri Runnels just finished taking a shower together and you
know what else. Pete Gas was getting undressed for Terri, but Abs and
Rodney kicked her out. Gas got upset, because he didn't get anything.
Backstage, Triple H geared up for his Heavyweight Title match with The
D-Lo Brown defeated Steve Blackman by Disqualification, to retain the
- Droz joined for commentary. As the match went on, Steve Blackman
attacked D-Lo Brown with a kendo stick, resulting in a Disqualification.
Blackman then went after head security official, Jim Dotson, who tackled
Blackman the previous night on Unforgiven. Meanwhile, Droz attacked D-Lo
at ringside, until Mark Henry scared him off. D-Lo wanted no part of
Henry and pushed him away.
Backstage, Mankind made his way down to the ring with gifts in his
hand. He invited Austin to the ring, but Austin passed the offer.
Mankind came down with the person in the sheet. He said he wanted to
apologize for giving Socko to The Rock the previous night on Unforgiven.
He called The Rock out. The Rock came out and said he did not have time
to waste and wanted to know why he was in the ring. Mankind called out
The Rock's sixth grade teacher out. The Rock remembered her and after a
while he told a story how she wouldn't let him make pancakes in school
and told her to get out. Mankind then introduced The Rock's old gym
teacher. The Rock said that his coach made The Rock do sprints after a
football game one day. He had his coach blow his whistle and then told
him to stick it up his candy-ass. Mankind told "the jerk" to leave. He
then introduced The Rock's high school sweetheart. The Rock said they
used to kiss a lot on her parent's couch. He said she used to love The
Rock's tounge. The Rock said one time, when they were kissing she, told
him, in his ear, to go for "second base." The Rock then put his hand on
her knee and worked his way up, but she cut him off. He told her to
"pu-tang her ass out of there." Mankind made The Rock open his gifts.
One was a jacket that said "Rock and Sock Connection." Another gift was
a sock, called Mr. Rocko. Mankind introduced Yurpul the clown, who was
the person under the sheet. The Rock asked her what her name was, but
cut her off by doing his usual "It doesn't matter what your name is"
line. Mankind said it didn't matter, because she would lead everyone in
a Happy Birthday song to The Rock. They sang, and afterwards, The Rock
told Mankind it wasn't even his birthday. Mankind said when he spent
time with The Rock, it always felt like someone's birthday. Triple H
then ran in with a sledgehammer. He went at The Rock, but The Rock got
The New Age Outlaws came down and had an open challenge to any tag
team. In the backstage area, The Holly's wondered Road Dogg and Billy
Gun met the super heaveyweight requirements. Hardcore said they should
get the scale, as we went to a commercial break. After the break, Kane
and X-Pac, who were back together, made their ways down to the ring to
take on Outlaws.
The New Age Outlaws vs. Kane and X-Pac went to a No Contest, to let
The Outlaws retain the Tag Team Titles.
- As the match went on, Hardcore and Crash came down with the scale, but
didn't make it on time, so they did color commentary. They soon
interfered, resulting in a No-Contest. Kane, X-Pac, Road Dogg, and Billy
Gunn all took out The Holly's and hugged in the end.
Backstage, Terry Taylor interviewed The Fabulous Moolah and Mae Young,
who both would take on Ivory. They called her a skank and said they
would whip some ass.
The Fabulous Moolah and Mae Young defeated Ivory in a Evening Gown
Match. - Ivory was the first to rip the gown off Mae Young. She then
made the tag to Moolah, who came in and got shots in on Ivory. She then
ripped Ivory's gown for the win.
Backstage, Chyna made her way towards the ring.
On G-TV, Val Venis threw a soda can in the garbage and found the Mr.
Rock sock that The Rock had earlier. He rolled it up and put it in his
Jeff Jarrett came down with Miss Kitty and Tom Pritchard. He called
out Chyna, who came out and said the only way she would fight was if she
won, she would get a rematch for the Intercontinental Title at No Mercy.
Jarrett accepted, saying there was no way
he and Pritchard would lose anyway.
Chyna and Debra defeated Jeff Jarrett and Tom Prichard (w/Miss Kitty)
via Pinfall, to let Chyna earn an Intercontinental Title shot.
- During the match, Jeff Jarrett put the Figure-Four Leglock on Chyna.
Debra came in and raked Jarrett's eyes. Miss Kitty came in and got in a
cat fight with Debra, while Pritchard took the guitar and nailed Chyna
with it over the head. Jarrett was knocked out, so after Chyna was hit,
she landed on Jarrett for the pinfall.
Backstage, Triple H and The Rock made their ways to the ring.
Triple H vs. The Rock resulted in a No-Contest, to let Triple H retain
the Heavyweight Title.
- Stone Cold Steve Austin did color commentary. Triple H and The Rock
fought on the outside into the crowd and back into the ring. Triple H
tried to bring in a steel chair, but the referee stopped it only to be
knocked out by Triple H. Austinthen ran in and
gave Triple H the Stunner. Both men were on the ground and the referee
was out. When The Rock finally put his arm on Triple H for the pin
attempt, Triple H kicked out on two. The British Bulldog ran down and
attacked The Rock and then Triple H.
>> NITRO REPORTWritten By Joe DeLeon
Outside of the arena, Hulk Hogan arrived in his limousine. He was
greeted by some kids who asked for his autograph. Sting attacked him
from behind, kicking on his knee.
Bobby Heenan showed a fake photo of Kidman bald. Kidman would take on
Psychosis later on in the show in a Hair vs. Mask match.
Backstage, Mike Tenay checked on the condition of Hulk Hogan, who was
receiving medical attention. Hogan said, "Not now. I'm going in." He
turned down the medical attention, and went into the arena, with
assistance. Sting was shown watching the scene on a television monitor
in his locker room.
Chris Benoit defeated Ernest Miller with the Crippler Crossface
submission, to retain the Television Title.
- Ernest Miller insulted the crowd and the city of Atlanta. He
challenged Sting to a Heavyweight Title match. He said he wasn't leaving
until he got it, and if he didn't, he would whoop everybody. Chris
Benoit made his way down to take up Miller on his challenge. Miller said
he guess he would have to work from the bottom. He said he would begin
his collection with Benoit's Television Title. After a lariat, Benoit
signaled for his Diving Headbutt. Sonny Onoo entered the ring, went
after Benoit, but ended up hitting Miller. After Benoit nailed Miller
with a German Suplex, he finished off the match with the Diving Headbutt
and Crippler Crossface.
Buff Bagwell defeated Vampiro with the Blockbuster.
- Before the match, Buff Bagwell showed hs respect for the fans. New
referree for this match, who looked like the NWO one from a while back.
Vampiro dominated and hit the Nail in the Coffin at one point. Vampiro
followed-up with a top rope clothesline, but
Bagwell somehow kicked out. Bagwell took the advantage when Vampiro
missed a guillotine legdrop. After countering a superplex, Bagwell took
the win with the Blockbuster.
As Tony Schiavone was announcing, someone, with a deep voice said,
"Tony" and directed us to a vignette where a computerized window with
moving clouds was shown.
A video was shown of of Lex Luger lying in a coffin, with his soul
saying, "Here lies a great champion who we will no longer see no more."
Some woman with a black cover on threw flowers near his gravesite.
Elizabeth then took off the black cover and suit, and made her way down
to the ring. The lights went out and a muscular Lex Luger appeared in
the ring. He is now known only as The Total Package.
Backstage, a doctor tended to Hulk Hogan's knee. Sting nailed him
again with a bat.
Rey Mysterio, Jr. defeated Dean Malenko via Pinfall.
- Before the match, Shane Douglas told Dean Malenko they would watch his
back. Malenko didn't want their help, nor did Rey Mysterio, Jr. want his
partners' help, so the three members of each team headed to the back.
During the match, we saw a shot of
Sid Vicious and Rick Steiner arriving. Mysterio took the match out of
nowhere with a roll-up. He and Malenko shook hands afterwards.
Goldberg defeated Hugh Morrus (w/Jimmy Hart) with the Jackhammer.
- Jimmy Hart said Goldberg was next. As Goldberg was dominating, he was
hit with a chair on the outside behind the referee's back, courtesy of
Sid Vicious. Hugh Morrus was on top at that point. Morrus hit the No
Laughing Matter Moonsault, but goldberg kicked out when the pin attempt
was made. Morrus was soon speared and Jackhammered. Goldberg said he
proved it all to Sid. He called Sid out in his hometown. He said he had
never been so serious about kicking one man's ass in his life. He said
it wasn't about who was left, but who was next.
An ambulance took off from the arena.
Nitro Girl search update.
A member of ZZ Top and another of Lynard Skynard were shown at
Berlyn defeated Evan Karagias with the Reversed Neckbreaker.
- Berlyn had David Penzer announce that he wanted total silence in the
arena. After Berlyn's bodyguard got a cheap shot on Evan Karagias,
Berlyn followed-up with the Reversed Neckbreaker for the win. Berlyn
continued his punishement on Karagias, putting him in a chinlock. Brad
Armstrong ran in to make the save, but was outnumbered.
Backstage, Goldberg searched for Sid Vicious. A crew member gave
Goldberg a key to Sid's car.
Backstage, David Flair made a phone call to Torrie Wilson. The person
on the phone gave David another number. David shook his head.
Harlem Heat defeated The West Texas Rednecks (Barry and Kendall
Windham, w/Curt Hennig, Vincent) via Pinfall, to retain the Tag Team
- Curt Hennig and Vincent got in their cheap shots throughout the match.
As the referee argued with Kendall Windham, Stevie Ray nailed Barry
repeatedly with one of the Tag Team Title belts. Booker T. then made the
Backstage, Goldberg had the yellow pages open. He told whomever over
the phone that his location was at the Philips Arena. He then smiled, as
we went to a commercial break.
Rick Steiner defeated Van Hammer with the Steiner Bulldog.
- After Van Hammer challenged Sid Vicious the previous Thursday on
Thunder, Rick Steiner said Sid had better things to do. Hammer signaled
for the Cobra Clutch Slam, but Charles Robinson held him back, as Rick
Steiner nailed in some punches. Steiner then took the win with the
Bret Hart Interview, Conducted by Gene Okerlund.
- Gene Okerlund asked for the extent on Bret Hart's injuries after being
attacked with a baseball back by Lex Luger. Hart said he had a few
stitches but it would take a hell of a lot more to stop him. Hart said
no one was more happier than him to be back. He said
he was talking about respect. He said he used to respect Sting and
Luger, but not anymore. Hart called both scum. Hart said Hulk Hogan was
the "Elvis Presley" of wrestling. He said he was glad that Hogan was his
partner. Ric Flair made his way out, at which point Hart said Flair was
the best there is, the best there was, and the best their ever will be.
Hart said he was honored to be Flair's partner later in the night. Flair
said no matter what had happened in their lifetimes, they (Flair, Hart,
Hogan) would kick Sting, Luger, and Diamond Dallas Page's ass. Flair
confirmed that Hogan was taken to the hospital in the ambulance earlier
in the show, however. He said he and Hart would kick ass anyway. Flair
went crazy at this point, throwing elbow drops everywhere.
Hart told the heels to bring it on.
Backstage, David Flair asked Torrie Wilson where she was. Wilson was
with Kidman in The Filthy Animal's locker room. Wilson claimed she was
in an accident at the airport, and she was sick. The Filthy Animals
whispered and laughed in the background, with David asking who that was.
Wilson said she was tired. David then hung up on her.
Konnan and Perry Saturn went to a No-Contest.
- As Konnan and Perry Saturn wrestled a back and forth match, The Filthy
Animals, Psychosis, and several others interfered. Shane Douglas made
his way down to pull Perry Saturn out of the ring. Saturn didn't want
any help. Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko made their ways down to side off
with Saturn. Douglas argued with Benoit, Malenko, and Saturn as the
Backstage, Sid Vicious walked by his car, and then went back inside
the arena. A tow truck then pulled up to haul Sid's car out of there.
Goldberg told the driver he knew what to do, and told him to make sure
he had it back at the arena at 11:00.
Diamond Dallas Page Interview, Conducted by Gene Okerlund.
- Diamond Dallas Page told the crowd to shut the hell up. Page said he
happened to be married to one of the most beautiful people in the world.
He said sometimes people hated him. Okerlund claimed it was because of
Page's ego, but Page said it was because of his wife. Page then said he
delivered the goods and was the greatest two-time Heavyweight Champion.
He said he, the new Lex Luger, and Sting would run through Bret Hart and
Ric Flair later in the night. Page said it was his understanding Hogan
missed his flight. Okerlund corrected him, saying Hogan was at the
Hair vs. Mask: Kidman defeated Psychosis (w/Chavo Guerrero, Jr.,
Juventud Guerrera) with the Shooting Star Press.
- A barber and his chair awaited Kidman near the entrance-way. Psychosis
had the advantage with help from Chavo Guerrero, Jr. and Juventud
Guerrera. Kidman later set up Psychosis for the Shooting Star Press.
However, Chavo nailed him with the Tornado DDT, as Guerrera pulled
Psychosis out of the ring and argued with the referee. Kidman kicked out
on two. The referee was distracted once again, as Guerrera nailed Kidman
with the Juvi Driver. Psychosis made the pin attempt, but Kidman
surprisingly kicked out once again. After nailing Psychosis with a
facebuster, and taking out Chavo and Guerrera, Kidman hit the Shooting
Star Press for the win. Kidman went to unmask Psychosis immediately, and
almost got it off, but Psychosis kept it on. He, Chavo, and Guerrera all
attacked Kidman. Kidman soon outmaneuvered them all, as The Filthy
Animal ran in to assist him. Psychosis' mask was eventually removed,
with him covering his face with a towel at one point, and then running
Backstage, Sting, The Total Package, Diamond Dallas Page, Elizabeth,
Ric Flair, and Bret Hart made their ways toward the ring.
Ric Flair and Bret Hart defeated Diamond Dallas Page, Sting, and The
Total Package (w/Elizabeth) by Disqualification.
- Ric Flair immediately hit Sting with some low-blows. At one point,
Bret Hart had The Total Package in the Sharpshooter, but Sting made the
save. The heels worked on Hart. The hot tag was soon made to Flair.
Flair set up Sting for the Figure-Four Leglock, but
decided to stop at it, as Hart battled it out with Package and Page on
the outside of the ring. Flair then put Sting in the Figure-Four.
Elizabeth handed the baseball bat to Package, who used it to choke out
Sting. Package then entered the ring and nailed Flair with the bat for
the Disqualification. David Flair entered the ring to defend his father,
but was beaten down by the heels and received the Diamond Cutter.
Outside of the arena, an ambulance was empty. Package had Flair in the
Torture Rack, while Sting had Hart in the Sharpshooter. The punishment
continued on Hart and Flair. Hogan, who had a legbrace on, with one half
of his jeans cut off, limped down to the ring. He took out the heels
easily with punches and the bat.
Backstage, Sid Vicious found that his car had been crushed. He yelled
out, "Oh My God." He got on top of the piece of junk and yelled out for
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>> RAW IS WAR REPORTBy WWF.COM
Less than a week away from No Mercy, RAW began live from the Joe Louis
Arena in Detroit, MI, the very same arena that saw Rikishi run over
Stone Cold Steve Austin one year ago!
Intercontinental Champion Eddie Guerrero came to the ring to address his
situation with a number of World Wrestling Federation Superstars. He
said he was tired of Chyna's moaning and crying, and that she was a
whimpering pain in the ass! Then, Guerrero told Mr. Ass he would find
his right foot kicking his ass, just like what would happen to Chyna if
she came begging for forgiveness! Eddie ended his tirade by yelling at
Mick Foley about his poor skills as Commissioner, and he said that he
would take on anyone Mick wanted him to face! Immediately, Chris Jericho
rocked the arena and challenged Guerrero to his Intercontinental Title!
After the match began it looked as if Guerrero injured his leg, and the
referee called for the bell. As Jericho stood over the fallen Guerrero,
X-Pac ran out and attacked Y2J! As X-Pac celebrated, Mr. Ass came out to
get him some of X-Pac! After a Fame-Asser, Jericho and Mr. Ass watched
as X-Pac and Guerrero retreated to the back.
A limousine pulled up with in the parking lot, and Kurt Angle eagerly
greeted it. His new business partner Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley got out,
and told Kurt to grab her bags, which he eagerly did!
Earlier on Monday, Jonathan Coachman sat down and interviewed Rikishi on
his thoughts about why he ran over Stone Cold.
Immediately, Rikishi said that his admission of his crime has been
positive. He said that his people are proud that he stood up to make a
change. When Coach told Rikishi that The Rock wasn't proud, the Phat Man
said that The Rock seemed confused; that deep inside, Rock was happy
with what he had done because they are family. Rikishi expressed no
remorse at all - he meant what he did. In the past, his people were held
back and he didn't want to see it happen again. Rikishi said he doesn't
care one bit about Stone Cold, and that he would crush Austin at No
In a match set up on HEAT, T&A took on the very angry Acolytes. The
match was a slobberknocker, with both physical teams brutalizing each
other. Test threw punch after punch at Faarooq and Bradshaw hammered on
Albert. The beating finally stopped when Trish got up on the ring apron,
distracting Bradshaw. Faarooq saved his partner and Bradshaw pinned
Albert after a clothesline from hell.
In the McMahon-Helmsley locker room, Triple H asked Stephanie why she
was still assisting Angle. She said that when they had talked about it
at home, she told Hunter she'd reconsider - like he told her he would
do. But since he won't, she would continue to help Kurt. The Game asked
what would happen if she was hurt. Steph just told him that it was a
chance they'd have to take. The Game said he wouldn't be able to control
himself if she got hurt somehow, and he walked away.
Kurt came in and Stephanie guaranteed Kurt would win the title at No
Mercy. The Game came back in and asked Stephanie to leave!
In a European Title match, goodwill Ambassador William Regal took on
Champion Al Snow, who was representing the United Kingdom, complete with
a portrait of Regal! Regal, in great condition, took Snow from rope to
rope. After Al missed a moonsault, Regal locked him in a submission
hold, forcing Snow to tap out! William Regal waved graciously to the
crowd as he accepted his new European Title!
In his locker room, Triple H told Kurt that Stephanie was his
responsibility - if she got hurt, it was Kurt's fault. Secondly, Triple
H said, if Angle tried to make it anything other than a business
relationship, it would be the last thing he ever did! Angle said okay,
but smirked as the Game walked away!
As Triple H was set to battle Kane, Chris Benoit came out to offer guest
commentary. His entrance distracted the Game, who was immediately
hammered by Kane. As Triple H was getting brutalized, Stephanie, who was
watching in the back, told Kurt she needed to help Hunter because she
knew Benoit would interfere. Before she could leave, Angle convinced her
to stay in the back.
In the ring, Kane continued to beat on Triple H. But after being down
for most of the match, the Game came back and started throwing punches
at the Big Red Machine. While Kane lie prone, Triple H went and attacked
Benoit at the announce table!
Then, Hunter gave Kane a Pedigree, only to get nailed by Benoit with a
chair! After getting Triple H back in the ring, Benoit locked him in the
Crossface, which the Game immediately tapped out of!
Michael Cole introduced Stone Cold Steve Austin, who came out to a
rousing ovation from the Detroit crowd. Cole then asked Austin how he
felt returning to the scene of where he was hit by Rikishi, and Stone
Cold said he was happy to be there, but upset because he couldn't whoop
Rikishi's ass right then! Austin said he had Rikishi's picture
everywhere, and every time he saw that picture, he was looking at a dead
man! Cole asked Austin what he was going to do to him at No Mercy, and
Austin said he was going to stomp a mud hole in Rikishi's huge ass, no
matter how long it took!
Rikishi interrupted from the parking lot - from the very spot he hit
Austin! Then he said he may not be allowed in the ring, but he called
Austin out to the back! Austin ran out to confront Rikishi, where he
tried to run over Stone Cold again! As he drove away, Rikishi smiled and
said that on Sunday, there would be No Mercy!
X-Pac came out to the middle of the ring and called out Mr. Ass! When
Mr. Ass came out, he laughed at X-Pac, only to be hit from behind by
Eddie Guerrero, who had a huge wrap on his leg! As X-Pac beat on Mr.
Ass, Chris Jericho ran out and started pounding on X-Pac with fists and
a steel chair! Finally, the referees were able to restrain Y2J!
Mr. Ass ran in to Commissioner Foley's office and demanded a piece of
Eddie Guerrero. Foley replied by making a match for Mr. Ass against
Eddie Guerrero at No Mercy!
The Dudley Boyz took on Los Conquistadors, who J.R. said reminded him a
lot of Edge and Christian. The match was surprisingly even, with the
mysterious men in gold really taking it to the Dudley Boyz. After D-Von
testified with a flying headbutt to the groin of one of the
Conquistadors, Buh Buh called for a table! Before the table came out,
one of the Conquistadors hit Buh Buh from behind and rolled him up for
The Road Dogg faced Right to Censor member Mr. Val Venis in a physical
affair. The D-O-Double G really took it to Venis, but Val came back and
started stomping on Road Dogg with his white shoes. After being locked
in several submission holds, the Dogg came back and beat Mr. Venis when
Naked Mideon ran out and distracted Val, allowing the Dogg to get the
pin! Mideon even helped the Dogg out and laid out Mr. Steven Richards!
Stephanie pounded on Kurt Angle's locker room door, telling him he
wasn't focused. Angle looked overwhelmed and sighed deeply when
Stephanie kept telling him he needed to focus more so he could beat The
Stephanie then introduced next Sunday's HEAT host, the man who will
interview The Rock and then beat him for the Federation Title, her new
business associate, Kurt Angle!
Angle said it was that the Joe Louis arena was famous, but not because
it was where Stone Cold was ran down, but because it is the arena that
Kurt Angle made his debut in! Stephanie said she would lead Kurt to the
title, just like she led her husband there! Then Kurt went to the ring,
where he would team with Edge and Christian against the Hardy Boyz and
The three-way tag team main event was action-packed. The Rock came out
with his fists flying, nailing Edge and Christian and begging Kurt Angle
to get into the ring. Angle got the tag and pummeled The Rock, as Triple
H watch on from his locker room. As The Rock continued to be held back
from making the tag, Edge came in and mocked the Hardys! The Rock was
finally able to make the tag, and Matt Hardy entered the fracas and took
out both Edge and Christian, even nearly pinning Edge! Again, Angle got
the tag and had several near-falls on the isolated Matt Hardy. After
recovering from some severe blows, Matt was able to tag in The Rock! The
Rock was a house on fire, and had Angle pinned, but the referee was
distracted by the Hardys and Lita fighting Edge and Christian on the
outside of the ring. When the ref turned around to make the count,
Stephanie pulled The Rock's leg, ending the count. Then, Jeff Hardy went
to hit Angle with a Swanton Bomb, but Stephanie hit him in the knee
before he could! Lita saw what she did, but Stephanie took the Women's
Champions and slammed her into the ring stairs!
When all was said and done, Kurt Angle pinned The Rock for the win, with
a lot of help from his partner Stephanie! The two celebrated as RAW went
off the air!
>> NITRO REPORTBy WCW.COM
Mark Jindrak and Sean O'Haire d. The Boogie Knights
The show started out with a match for the WCW World Tag Team Titles.
DISQO and Wright talked smack on the mic before the action got underway.
The challengers came out strong, sending their bigger opponents around
the ring with quick, double-teaming maneuvers. After the patented double
leapfrog, Jindrak and O'Haire took over on DISQO, with Jindrak bringing
the Knight off the top with a huge Frankensteiner. Mickey Jay was
knocked to the canvas as DISQO delivered the Chartbuster. Kronik ran in
and gave both Boogie Knights the High Time, setting Jindrak and O'Haire
up to retain their gold.
Backstage, Kevin Nash told the Natural Born Thrillers to go talk to The
Cat and not to book him for a match on the show.
Outside, Goldberg arrived to the arena on his motorcycle.
Backstage, The Thrillers came into The Cat's office. Sanders got a
little overzealous and booked a match with Kevin Nash against Sting.
Miller went one step further and made it a Lumberjack Match.
Team Canada with Major Gunns d. Lieutenant Loco, Sgt. A-WALL, and
Storm said the country of Australia was wearing thin on his nerves. He
demanded that the Canadian national anthem play, but it was interrupted
by the music of The MIA. A-WALL, Cajun, and Loco came to the ring, but
conspicuous by his absence was their leader, General Rection. As the
match got underway, Rection ran in from the crowd, pulling Storm off the
apron to brawl, before WCW officials took the General to the back. Loco
made a hot tag with A-WALL, who cleaned house on the entire Team Canada.
With Loco back in, the Canadians once again gained the advantage. All
six men hit the ring, with Duggan and A-WALL fighting up the aisle.
Prime Time was put through a table on the outside. Major Gunns slid a
chair into Cajun, but it backfired as it was dropkicked into his face.
In the end, Storm took the win for his team after applying the single
No Contest - "The Franchise" Shane Douglas with Torrie Wilson vs. The
Douglas bragged to the crowd that the United States defeated the
Australians in every event in the Olympics. He challenged Konnan and the
rest of The Animals to come to the ring for a handicapped match. The
Filthy Animals came out and accepted, with Konnan promising to show
Torrie what a real man was all about. In the ring, The Animals
brutalized Shane as Tygress and Rey gave him a dual "face full of
stuff". The Franchise pulled out mace and sprayed Konnan and Mysterio in
the eyes before he and Torrie ran Tygress into the metal guardrail. With
Konnan handcuffed to the ropes, Rey was destroyed, with only Charles
Robinson there to try and cover him from more punishment.
Backstage, as Palumbo and Stasiak argued about their loss to Goldberg
last week, Kevin Nash arrived, telling them to shake hands and get over
Backstage, Billy Kidman arrived and helped the medics load Rey Mysterio
into an ambulance.
"That 70's Guy" Mike Awesome and Crowbar d. The Perfect Event
Big Sexy sat down with the announcers to add color to the commentary.
Crowbar and Awesome worked over Palumbo early, squashing him with a
moonsault and big splash combo for a near fall. That 70's Guy took to
the air with a dive over the ropes to the outside, bringing Stasiak and
Palumbo to the floor. Crowbar was in trouble as the Perfect Event
doubled on him on their side of the ring. "Perfectshawn" delivered a
superplex off the top turnbuckle on Awesome, but dropped the ball as he
hit Palumbo on accident after Mike ducked a punch. Awesome got the
pinfall on Stasiak for the win, prompting "Coach" Nash to enter the
ring. He forced his two men to hug in the ring, even though they were
hot at each other.
Backstage, Shane Douglas challenged Booker T to a match for later in the
show. Torrie called Pamela a bitch before walking away, to which Pam
replied that it "took one to know one."
Backstage, David Flair asked Mike Sanders to book him in a DNA Match
against Buff Bagwell. Sanders said he would at Havoc, but told Flair
that he had a different job for him later in the show.
Kwee Wee with Paisley d. Johnny The Bull
As the bell rang, Kwee Wee backed Johnny into the corner, bringing him
out with a monkey flip. The Bull seemed to have injured his ankle on the
move, giving Kwee Wee the opportunity to cover and score the quick win.
Interview: The Cat
Miller came out and immediately told Mark Madden that he "hated his fat
ass." The commissioner and Ms. Jones proceeded to dance all over the
ring, before Miller called for the music to stop. He called Mike Sanders
to the ring, saying that they needed to put an end to the "dual
commissioners." Sanders said that he would not fight The Cat on Nitro,
but would face him for the commissioner's job at Halloween Havoc. After
an exchange of insults, Kronik came out to take out The Cat. Goldberg's
music played, and as Adams and Clark turned around on the stage to face
him, he came through the crowd and headed into the ring. Goldberg told
Kronik that they were both "next."
WCW World Title Match
Booker T d. "The Franchise" Shane Douglas with Torrie Wilson
Scott Steiner joined the announcers at ringside, putting Torrie Wilson
down. Backstage, Konnan told Tygress to wait in the back, as he had
something to take care of. Booker started off on the offense, dropping
Douglas to the mat twice with two big sidekicks. T brought Shane to the
outside, but was reversed on a whip to the guardrail, slamming into it
himself. Douglas focused on the upper body and neck of Booker, slowing
the champion down. Booker fired back with a scissors kick, a sidekick,
and a spinarooni. Kidman came out and grabbed Douglas, but was knocked
off the apron and into Midajah at ringside. Steiner took exception and
blasted Kidman from behind. Konnan and Jarrett joined the brawl outside
the ring, as Booker hit the Bookend for the win over Douglas.
Pamela Paulshock Interview: Scott Steiner with Midajah and Jeff Jarrett
Midajah berated Billy Kidman in a different language, as Steiner echoed
her sentiments in English. Big Poppa told Kidman that he would pay for
running into Midajah. Jeff Jarrett told Konnan that he would put him in
the hospital next to Mysterio.
Goldberg d. David Flair
The Nature Boy Ric Flair joined the commentators at ringside, as David
awaited his opponent. Goldberg's music played, and the mystery was over.
The young Flair jumped Bill from behind, but was immediately speared to
the canvas. One Jackhammer for the road, and the streak continued. After
Goldberg left the ring, Flair got up to help his son.
Pamela Paulshock Interview: Billy Kidman and Konnan
Kidman said he would take the challenge from Steiner. Konnan told
Jarrett that he was going to take out his anger for Douglas on The
"Big Poppa Pump" Scott Steiner with Midajah d. Billy Kidman
Big Poppa beat up an Australian fan at ringside before locking up with
Kidman. Steiner used his power to his advantage, whipping Billy hard
from corner to corner. After delivering a Samoan drop from the top rope,
the Steiner Recliner was all that was needed to give Scott Steiner
another check in the win column.
"The Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett d. Konnan with Tygress
As Konnan went through his pre match ritual on the mic, Jarrett
attacked, getting this challenge match underway. The Chosen One brought
a chair across Konnan's back several times on the outside, before
heading back in. Tygress set up to deliver a "face full of stuff" on
Jarrett, but Douglas came out and grabbed her by the hair. She slapped
Torrie and Shane across the face, before getting blasted by Jarrett's
guitar after Konnan ducked out of the way from Jeff's attack. The Chosen
One brought K-Dogg down with The Stroke to get the 1-2-3. Jarrett
applied the Scorpion Deathlock after the match in yet another attempt to
get under Sting's skin.
A clip was shown of Kevin Nash's visit to one of Australia's brewing
companies. At the end of the day, the higher ups designed Big Sexy his
very own Bottle label for "Big Sexxxxy Brew."
"Big Sexy" Kevin Nash d. Sting
Nash backed Sting into the corner on the first lockup, delivering a
series of big knees and elbows. The Stinger slid down the back of Nash
on a bodyslam attempt, throwing some heavy punches to the head of the
"coach." Sting was able to turn Nash over in the Scorpion Deathlock, but
The Natural Born Thrillers pulled their mentor to the ropes for the
break. On a splash attempt, Sting was caught with a huge boot to the
face, swinging the match back into Big Sexy's hands. Scott Steiner ran
to ringside and jumped on Booker T, prompting the entire locker room to
brawl from ringside to the back. Charles Robinson was knocked down in
the ring, as Jeff Jarrett snuck up to ringside with his guitar. When
Sting ran in for another splash, Nash ducked and Jeff took the
six-stringer over The Stinger's head. Big Sexy fell on top of Sting just
as Robinson awoke to count the tainted three-count.