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>> RAW IS WAR REPORTBy WWF.COM
Off the heels of one of the most spectacular Royal Rumbles in World
Wrestling Federation history, RAW IS WAR was live from Philadelphia.
With stitches in his head and calf, WWF Champion Triple H and his wife,
Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley, made their way to the ring to gloat over the
previous night's victory. As sweet as it was though, Triple H couldnt
help but look ahead to his showdown with The Rock at WrestleMania
Just as Triple H was getting into it, the Big Show interrupted the
proceedings to claim he was robbed in the Royal Rumble. After explaining
that The Rocks two feet hit the floor first, Big Show asked the first
family of the WWF for a favor. Grant him a match with The Rock for the
right to face Triple H at WrestleMania 2000 if he can produce physical
proof that he in fact was the rightful winner of the Royal Rumble.
Triple H couldnt even respond before The Rocks music hit and tens of
thousands of fans were sent into a screaming frenzy. The Peoples Champ
informed both of the "candy asses" in the ring that it didnt matter
whos feet touched the floor the first, the fact of the matter was the
WWF isnt the NFL, theres no instant replay and The Rock was heading to
WrestleMania 2000! Commenting that they had a common enemy, Triple H
suggested to the Big Show that they team up later in the night to take
on the Great One and the partner of his choice. The only problem was
whether or not The Rock could convince one of the "jabronies" backstage
to help him out.
Before the break, Hardcore Holly invaded the womens dressing room
looking for Chyna. The two superstars had a heated exchange, which ended
with Holly nailing the former Intercontinental Champion in the head. Out
of nowhere, Chris Jericho came to Chynas rescue and decimated the
Alabama native and challenged him to a match.
After Al Snow and Steve Blackman had some discussion about some possible
team names (Head Cheese, Head Games), the duo had to hit the ring to
take on Edge and Christian. The possible Head Cheeses showed impressive
team chemistry as they matched up well against the young brothers. When
they hit with a tandem move, Edge was rendered unconscious and the match
was ruled a no decision. His future brother-in-law, Val Venis,
immediately hit the ring as well.
Next up was the Intercontinental Championship match between Y2J and
Hardcore Holly. Jericho entered the ring to a thunderous ovation and
with more aggression than weve seen from him in some time. The Ninth
Wonder of the World decided she needed a better seat, so she came
ringside. It didnt take long for Hardcore to get outside and start with
Chyna. Again, this drove Jericho into a frenzy! Back inside the ring,
Holly was able to dropkick Y2J into the ropes in such a way that his
arms got caught between the top and middle ones. As the referee
attempted to free him up Chyna hit the ring. The Ninth Wonder of the
World hit Hardcore with a Pedigree on a steel chair! Once Jericho was
free, he connected with an Asai moonsault and scored the win.
Michael Cole was backstage with the Hardys who said that they were ready
to defy the odds once again and take the Tag Team Titles from the New
Age Outlaws. The Dudleys joined the party and offered their hands to
Matt and Jeff as a show of respect. But Buh-Buh Ray and D-Von wanted
something else the promise of the first title shot if the Hardys were
victorious later in the night.
Too Cool danced their way down the ramp to take on Crash Holly and Big
Vis. Crash Holly pretty much took care of himself while Scotty 2 Hotty
and Grand Master Sexay used their surperior teamwork to try and topple
Viscera. Not even Scottys "Worm" could keep him down though, as Big
Vis size proved to be too much in the end.
The Coach was live at his new "home away from home" WWF New York. The
Times Square entertainment complex was jumping once again, as the fans
were in the house to watch RAW!
Next up was the speed of X-Pac vs. the power of Kane. Tori watched from
the outside until the two combatants found their way out there as well.
The blonde beauty looked for safety inside the ring, but X-Pac soon
joined her. The D-Generate grabbed her and planted a big kiss right on
her mouth! Tori shrieked in disgust and Kane scooped her up and tried to
bring her to the back, but X-Pac wasnt done. He brought the Big Red
Machine to his knees by slamming a steel chair across his back.
The Tag Team Championship was on the line when the Road Dogg and Mr. Ass
put the gold up against the Hardy Boys. Matt and Jeff were obviously
still feeling the effects of last night, as the older Hardy had his ribs
heavily taped. It didnt take long for the Dudleys to come to the ring.
Buh Buh Ray and D-Von immediately set up a table to sit on. With their
superior team work the champs were able to isolate Matt for quite some
time, not allowing him to tag. When he was finally able to tag in his
brother it seemed an upset might be in the works, but not as long as the
Dudleys were around! Even though they swore they were giving the Hardys
their respect, the extreme brothers stopped the three count and
decimated Matt and Jeff. Hitting with the 3-D on both of them, Buh Buh
Ray and D-Von knocked the North Carolina natives out. Matt and Jeffs
only hope was Terri, but what happened to hear was unbelievable. Buh Buh
Ray powerbombed her from the top rope through a table. She wasnt moving
when medical personnel hit the ring.
As Terri was being carted off on a stretcher, Kurt Angle hit the ring to
put all his fans fears to rest; he was still technically undefeated. He
wasnt through calling Tazz a "street thug" when the Brooklyn native
appeared! He wasnt interested in debating Angle, he immediately put him
back in his version of the choke-out sleeper and rendered the Olympic
stud unconscious for the second night in a row.
DLo doesnt seem to care if bein a playa is easy, he sure has been
enjoyin it lately! DLo and the Godfather teamed up to take on the
Acolytes. Even though DLo and the Godfather hung tough, Bradshaw
seemed to take out all of his aggression with one "Clothesline from
Hell" on DLo and got the pinfall.
What was supposed to be the official crowning of Mae Young as Miss Royal
Rumble 2000 turned into a "puppy brawl!" All of the competitors except
for Terri got into a violent disagreement about whose were real and
whose werent. After the ring was cleared, Mae tried to give the crowd
what they wanted, but Sexual Chocolate came in for the save.
The Hardcore Champion, Test, took on the superstar who most recently
held that title, the Big Boss Man. After a few minutes of action, Stevie
Richards returned dressed up as
Test, interfering on his behalf. This resulted in a Boss Man victory via
DQ. Test then destroyed Stevie.
The main event of the night saw Rikishi come out and join The Rock
against Triple H and Big Show. Both the People's Champ and Rikishi more
then held their own and within minutes the back-up plan was on the way
-- that being the rest of DX. But The Rock and Rikishi had back-up as
well, in the form of Cactus Jack! Together, the three superstars cleared
the ring of Big Show and DX!
>> NITRO REPORTBy WCW.COM
The show opened with a three-bell salute to the late Bobby Duncum, Jr.
Backstage, four limousines arrived, carrying the nWo and their bevy of
beauties. The group included the returning Scott Hall, as he complained
that it wasn't fun again in WCW.
WCW Cruiserweight Title Tournament Match
Psychosis with Juventud Guerrera d. Kaz Hayashi
Juvi addressed the crowd in Las Vegas ... or, Los Angeles. It doesn't
matter! Kaz and Hayashi fought strong in this first round matchup for
the WCW Cruiserweight Title. As the Japanese and Mexican styles clashed
throughout the match, one thing both men knew how to do was dish out
punishment. As Kaz went to the floor, Juvi interfered, throwing Hayashi
back into the ring. Back on the outside, Psychosis introduced Hayashi's
back to the metal guardrail. Kaz caught Psychosis with a dropkick as he
jumped from the top rope to the floor. Inside the ring, Psychosis rolled
up Hayashi for the win, advancing in the Cruiserweight tournament.
Backstage, the nWo watched on the monitor as Terry Funk and Arn Anderson
arrived at the arena. Nash told Jarrett that the doctor's report came
back saying that Jeff couldn't wrestle later in the night.
Backstage, the nWo continued to watch the monitor as Nash booked a
hardcore match between Terry Funk and Bam Bam Bigelow for later in the
The Wall d. Kid Romeo
In a perfect example of going from the frying pan into the fire, WCW
Power Plant graduate Kid Romeo left the training center behind for a
match against the massive former bodyguard. The announcer's stated that
Nash had put a $15,000 bounty on the head of Terry Funk. In the ring,
The Wall dismantled the young Romeo in his Monday Nitro debut. Although
Romeo tried his best, The Wall finished him off with a giant powerbomb
for the victory.
Interview: Sid Vicious
Sid told Mean Gene that he would not only veto Kevin Nash's power, but
his career as well.
Backstage, Arn Anderson approached Bam Bam Bigelow, telling him that
they needed to stand up to Kevin Nash. Bam Bam told Arn that for
$15,000, he would fight his own mother. Arn told Bigelow he was fairly
Backstage, after the nWo beauties said they wanted to see blood and
guts, Scott Steiner and Scott Hall told the girls to go out in the hall
and get the three guys that were waiting. Hall and Steiner offered one
of the men an opportunity to wrestle later in the show. Al Greene
accepted the offer and was picked.
"Screamin" Norman Smiley d. Shannon Moore with 3 Count
Norman, who seemed to have gained some courage over the past couple of
weeks, went to work on Shannon, throwing him around the ring. Moore
delivered a moonsault bodyblock onto Smiley on the outside. Despite
attempts of interference by the other members of 3 Count, Smiley got the
win with the chicken wing submission. After the match as 3 Count danced
and lip-synched, Norman danced behind them, mimicking them with a
Backstage, Steiner and Hall got Greene pumped up for his match as Nash
and Jarrett decided which one of the Harris Boys would fight Sid later
in the program.
Tank Abbot d. Al Greene
Abbot and Greene locked up like two bulls, with Tank getting the
advantage, backing Greene into the corner. Abbot slammed Al down to the
canvas, and when he got up, Tank delivered his patented right punch for
the TKO win. After the match, Tank had words with a man at ringside.
Backstage, the nWo cheered on Tank Abbot's victory.
At ringside, Bobby Heenan interviewed the man Tank had words with. The
man called Tank a sellout and refused to give his name. The announcers
said it was a man who used to second Tank in his UFC fights.
Interview: Ernest "The Cat" Miller
Making his return to WCW after three months of recuperation for his
knee, Miller didn't miss a step: in his dancing or his insulting of the
crowd. Miller said he was back and would still "whup" everyone in the
building, starting with the "fat guy at ringside." Heenan said he didn't
understand why Tank didn't like Doug Dillinger.
Backstage, the nWo snickered as Al Greene was loaded into an ambulance.
Terry Funk d. Bam Bam Bigelow
As Funk made his way down the back hallway to the ring, Bigelow attacked
him, starting the hardcore encounter. The two fought into the arena with
Bam Bam wrapping a rope around the neck of The Funker. Bigelow delivered
a chair shot, sending Funk over the guardrail into the crowd. Back in
the ring, the Beast From The East continued his assault on the former
commissioner. Funk fired back and, after throwing Bam Bam out of the
ring, executed an Asai moonsault on Bigelow. Bam Bam gave Funk a diving
headbutt, but was attacked by Fit Finlay and Brian Knobs. Bigelow fought
back and on his second diving headbutt attempt, Knobs put a chair on top
of Funk and Bam Bam landed on it. Knobs put Funk on top and the referee
counted 1-2-3, making The Funker the winner of this hardcore battle.
After the match, Funk got the mic and told Kevin Nash that he would have
to kill him to get rid of him.
Sid Vicious d. Don Harris
If Harris won this match, then Kevin Nash would automatically become the
WCW Champion. If Sid won, he would face Big Sexy later in the show. The
Harris Boys came to ringside, both removing their jackets, preparing for
battle. Sid, wasting no time, jumped from the apron onto Don Harris.
Harris took off his belt and choked big Sid with it. This wore Vicious
down as he fought to get out of a front facelock. Sid came back and gave
Don a huge chokeslam, but the Harris Boys pulled a switcheroo, with Ron
rolling in and Don rolling out. Vicious, not wanting Ron to feel left
out, gave him a powerbomb, driving him into the canvas and allowing Sid
to take the win, sending him to the title match against Nash.
Billy Kidman with Torrie Wilson d. Vampiro
Kidman came to the ring with the beautiful Torrie Wilson on his arm.
Vampiro took Kidman down early, almost suplexing him out of his shoes.
David Arquette and Courtney Cox were shown in the crowd. The fans in Los
Angeles were not only into Wilson at ringside, but the fast paced,
high-energy match as well. Kidman jumped from the top rope onto Vampiro
who was on the ringside floor. Kidman got a near fall with a short
powerbomb, but Vamp kicked out and delivered a crushing DDT. Vampiro
headed to the top rope, but was caught with a dropkick coming off. As
Vamp attempted a powerbomb from the second rope, Kidman turned it into a
huracanrana for the hard fought win.
Backstage, Arn Anderson confirmed the presence of the person he was
talking to on the phone for Thunder in Las Vegas. He didn't make it
known who he was talking to, but referred to the person as "champ."
Backstage, Jeff Jarrett told Kevin Nash not to take his match with Sid
lightly. Nash, continuing to receive his massage, said they had it in
The Total Package with Elizabeth d. Booker T with Midnight
Package got on the mic and said Sting was a coward for sitting home
watching instead of being there. He said that no one in the sport could
match what he has done, not even Hulk Hogan. Booker came out and the
match was on. T dominated over The Total Package, in and out of the
squared circle. Package turned it up a notch, throwing T into the front
row of fans. After a big scissor kick and the Harlem sidekick, Booker
went for the pin, but was distracted by Liz. Midnight came out, chasing
off Liz, but in the ring, Stevie Ray and Big T attacked Booker. This
allowed Package to easily put Booker T into the Torture Rack for the
Vampiro told Mean Gene that he was honored to work for WCW and would
like a rematch on Thunder against Billy Kidman.
David Flair, Crowbar, and Daffney Unger came to the announcer's table
and chased Tony, Mike, and Bobby away, taking over the commentating
WCW World Tag Team Title Match
The Mamalukes with Disco Inferno d. Fit Finlay and Brian Knobs Crowbar
compared himself and Flair to the Midnight Express. Standards and
Practices, along with Miss Hancock came to the ramp. S and P left, but
Hancock stayed to take notes. In the ring, The Mamalukes brawled with
Finlay and Knobs, with both teams destroying each other. Flair got on
top of the announcer's table and started dancing like crazy ... no pun
intended. Unger followed Hancock back to the dressing room, but came
back to join her men at the table. Disco brought one of the tag team
titles in to the ring as a weapon, but Finlay still kicked out of the
pin attempt. Knobs threw a chair at Big Vito, but hit Finlay instead,
allowing Vito to administer a flying DDT for the win.
WCW World Title Match
Sid Vicious d. Kevin Nash
Before the match, Nash outlawed the powerbomb. Sid came to the ring
ready for a battle, sending Nash fleeing to the floor. In the corner,
Big Sexy drove his knee into the massive frame of Sid. Vicious took
control and, as Nash tried to get a breather on the floor again, Sid
followed him out with a double sledge to the back. Inside, Nash clamped
on a sleeperhold, but Sid backed Big Sexy into a corner hard, squashing
referee Charles Robinson in the process. As Vicious went for the
powerbomb, Jarrett came to the ring with a guitar, but was stopped by
Sid. Vicious took the six-stringer over the head of the commissioner
and, as Robinson recovered, pinned Nash to become the WCW World
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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.