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    Monday, March 26th 2001

    Monday, March 26th 2001 is a day that will be remembered by all. It was the day and or night, that Vince McMahon publically announced to the world that he bought out World Championship Wrestling. It was a monumental moment for the wrestling world, as it was now apparent that the World Wrestling Federation was number one in the world, and by buying out their competition, it was a proven fact. Or was it?

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    After the mind blowing speech from Shane McMahon it was apparent that things were not running smoothly for Vince, and Shane made it known after Nitro went off the air what his goal, or rather his mission was!

    (The camera fades backstage into a conference room where Shane McMahon walks up to a podium. He takes a moment for the cameras to take a few pictures and then begins to speak)


    Shane McMahon: Thank you. Thank you very much. Members of the press. Esteemed board of directors. And to the many fans of World Championship Wrestling. It is a brand new day for World Championship Wrestling. I, Shane McMahon have now taken the reigns of WCW, with one goal, no, with one mission in mind. Bring down the World Wrestling Federation! For years, I have had to live in my fathers shadow. Over the last few years, I've had to witness my fathers ego get the best of him, and in turn, it has caused us to deteriorate as a family. My entire family has been nothing more than a damn storyline. Whether it involved my father cheating on my mother, whether it involves my sister being the so called 'Billion Dollar Princess' Or whether it involves me sacrificing my own life, jumping off of titantrons, and diving onto tables. I'm sick of it. This Sunday night at Wrestlemania 17, I face my father one on one. And when I beat my father... When WCW beats my father, the possibilities of a 'What's Next?' are endless. As your new CEO I promise you that World Championship Wrestling will once again give the World Wrestling Federation a run for their money. And I promise you, in the end, one company will be at the very top! And it WILL be World Championship Wrestling. The WCW will press on. Following Wrestlemania, WCW will return to its regularly scheduled programming. And on Nitro, we will have one HELL of a celebration. Thank you very much for your time.

    (Shane McMahon leaves the podium with reporters asking questions but neither of them get answers)

    Wrestlemania 17



    In the Street Fight between Vince McMahon and Shane, Shane dominated his father during the start of the match with attacks involving a Kendo stick and monitors from the Spanish announcers' table. Lying Vince on the table, Shane climbed back into the ring and attempted to perform a diving elbow drop off the top rope. His sister Stephanie moved Vince off the table, however, leaving Shane to crash into it. Trish Stratus came towards the ring, pushing Linda McMahon out on a wheelchair. Vince tried to embrace Trish, but she slapped him. In retaliation, Stephanie got into a fight with Trish that led them out of the stadium. With Linda alone, Vince approached her to the detestment of guest referee Mick Foley but the owner replies with a few chair shots. Dragging Linda into the ring and placing her on a chair, Vince forced her to watch him beat his son down a couple of times with a trash can. As he went for a third shot with the can, however, Linda stood up and kicked Vince in the testicles. With Vince in the corner, Shane placed a garbage can in front of Vince's face and hit a Coast-to-Coast dropkick through it, before pinning his father to win the match.

    What Happens Now?

    With a big win over his father at Wrestlemania 17, Shane McMahon has definitely increased the morale within the WCW locker room. And as he said a week ago when he took control of the WCW, the possibilities are endless as to where WCW will go from here, but one thing is for sure, they are ready to get back in the game, and are ready for war.





    The Roster

    Air Paris (F)
    AJ (Air) Styles (F)
    Alex Wright (H)
    Bam Bam Bigelow (H)
    Big Vito (F)
    Bill DeMott (F)
    Billy Kidman (F)
    Booker T (F)
    Brian Adams (H)
    Brian Knobbs (H)
    Bryan Clarke (H)
    Buff Bagwell (H)
    Chavo Guerrero Jr. (H)
    Chris Candido (H)
    Chris Kanyon (H)
    Chuck Palumbo (H)
    Crowbar (F)
    Daffney (F)
    David Flair (H)
    Diamond Dallas Page (F)
    Disco Inferno (H)
    Don Harris (H)
    Dustin Rhodes (F)
    Dusty Rhodes (F)
    Dwayne Bruce (F)
    Elix Skipper (H)
    Evan Karagias (H)
    Goldberg (F)
    Jamie Noble (H)
    Jeff Jarrett (H)
    Jim Duggan (F)
    Jimmy Hart (H)
    Johnny The Bull (H)
    Kaz Hayashi (H)
    Kevin Nash (F)
    Kid Romeo (H)
    Konnan (F)
    Kwee-Wee (H)
    Lance Storm (H)
    Lash LeRoux (F)
    Leia Meow (H)
    Lex Luger (H)
    Major Gunns (H)
    Malice (H)
    Mark Jindrak (H)
    Meng (H)
    MI Smooth (F)
    Midajah (H)
    Mike Awesome (H)
    Mike Sanders (H)
    Miss Elizabeth (H)
    Miss Jones (F)
    Norman Smiley (F)
    Paisley (H)
    Reno (H)
    Rey Misterio Jr. (F)
    Ric Flair (F)
    Rick Steiner (H)
    Ron Harris (H)
    Scott Steiner (H)
    Sean O'Hare (H)
    Shane Douglas (H)
    Shane Helms (F)
    Shane McMahon (T)
    Shawn Stasiak (H)
    Shannon Moore (F)
    Sid (F)
    Stacy Keibler (F)
    Stevie Ray (H)
    Sting (F)
    Tammy Sytch (H)
    Terry Funk (F)
    The Cat (F)
    Tygress (F)
    Van Hammer (F)
    Yang (H)

    Tag Teams

    Air Raid (AJ Styles/Air Paris)
    Boogie Knights (Disco Inferno/Alex Wright)
    Filthy Animals (Rey Misterio Jr./Billy Kidman)
    Harris Boys (Ron/Don Harris)
    Insiders (DDP/Kevin Nash)
    Kronik (Bryan Clarke/Brian Adams)
    Mamalukes (Big Vito/Johnny The Bull)
    O'Hare/Palumbo
    Skipper/Romeo
    Totally Buff (Lex Luger/Buff Bagwell)
    Yung Dragons (Kaz Hayashi/Yang)

    Champions

    WCW World Heavyweight Title
    Booker T

    WCW United States Title
    Booker T

    WCW World Tag Team Titles
    Chuck Palumbo/Sean O'Haire

    WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles
    Filthy Animals

    WCW Cruiserweight Title
    Shane Helms

    WCW Hardcore Title
    Vacant

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    Re: World Championship Wrestling 2001 and Beyond

    Really glad to see you over here, Jay.

    I know when this gets up and rolling it will be a great read.

    Welcome to WC. I think you are going to love it here.


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    Re: World Championship Wrestling 2001 and Beyond

    This looks pretty good. Welcome to the section, hope you enjoy it here. Good luck with this.

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    Welcome to the Clique dude, Rhyno's been talking you up a lot and I trust his judgement. Look forward to seeing this.

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    Re: World Championship Wrestling 2001 and Beyond

    I'm not gonna go ahead and post ever single show I've done, more or less I'll give you guys the back story and angles on everything and I will also post a few recent shows to get you guys up to date. And here goes....

    In the first couple months of WCW's revival, exciting moments have happened.

    1. 'Hacksaw' Jim Duggan announced that he was retiring and this prompted Team Canada to challenge him to a match at the Pay Per View. Duggan had already found himself a couple of guys to help him out, which he introduced Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin as Team America. They were able to defeat Team Canada, to which as a stipulation made earlier, Team Canada had to split up, and is no longer a stable. Because of this, Lance Storm was left alone, but not for long as Justin Credible wound up coming in and helping his former tag team partner and thus, the Impact Players are reunited in WCW.

    2. Because of Booker T holding the US and World Titles respectively, he was stripped of the US Title and thus a tournament was held in place to crown a new US Champion. The finals of the tournament took place at the PPV and was won by Bill DeMott who decided to start using his real name because he was tired of being looked at as a comedy character. He continues to reign as US Champion.

    3. Since WCW has come back, Jeff Jarrett has made it a personal vendetta to get back on top as World Champion. However, he has instilled it in everyones minds that he will once again be the 'Chosen One' of WCW, and to prove that, he is going after many superstars that he has faced in the past in order to beat them and continue on his quest. Currently he has been involved in two minor feuds, Sting and Diamond Dallas Page to which he was able to beat both of them quite a few times. He is now engaged in a minor feud with Booker T and is continuing on his quest.

    4. The Steiner Brothers have reunited but not to everybody's expectations. Rick Steiner and Dustin Rhodes have been in a few altercations and Scott Steiner took it upon himself to stir the pot up a bit and help his brother out. In doing so, they've went after the heart of Dustin Rhodes, his father, Dusty. The Steiner Brothers attacked Dusty Rhodes in the ring while Dustin was handcuffed on the ropes. The aftermath of this attack has left Dusty Rhodes in the hospital and has not been back to WCW for a couple of weeks. Since then, Dustin has been in a losing battle with the Steiner Brothers.

    5. Jimmy Hart has started a war with Goldberg. His Hart Family consisting of Brian Knobbs, Meng, Television Champion Mike Awesome and Malice for a few weeks have been doing everything they can to stop Goldberg.

    6. The Hardcore Championship and its division has started to gain some great reviews. In a Hardcore Battle Royal, Stevie Ray was able to win the vacant Hardcore Title after beating Terry Funk as they were the last two participants left. For the next couple of weeks, Terry Funk and Stevie Ray went to war over the Hardcore Title, Stevie Ray coming out on top just about each time. Another match was set up for Terry Funk to meet Stevie Ray at Slamboree, but due to an injury thanks to Stevie Ray, Terry Funk was unable to compete. Thinking that Stevie Ray was going to get the night off from defending his title, Terry Funk surprised him and everybody when he said he had a substitute, that substitute, Terry Funks good friend and protege Tommy Dreamer. Tommy Dreamer would go on to defeat Stevie Ray and become the Hardcore Champion at Slamboree, but then lost the title back to Stevie Ray a month later on a Nitro episode.

    7. As the World Champion at this point, Booker T was targeted by Shane Douglas who was sick and tired of being looked down upon as 'non World Champion material' and made it clear that he would become the new champion. However Shane Douglas not only had his problems with Booker T, he also would engage in a feud with Ric Flair.
    Thats basically everything thats been going on so far... I'll post stuff from The Great American Bash and on till I have to write my next show. Good to be here guys, hope you enjoy.

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    Sunday, June 17th 2001


    (After a video package is played, the camera fades inside the Baltimore Arena where fireworks start going off above the ring. After the camera pans around the arena for a few seconds the camera fades down to the announcers table where Tony Schiavone and Mike Tenay are standing by)


    Tony Schiavone: WELCOME EVERYONE TO THE BALTIMORE ARENA IN DOWNTOWN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND! THIS is the Great American Bash and what a night it’s going to be. Hello everybody, I’m Tony Schiavone alongside with ‘Iron’ Mike Tenay.

    Mike Tenay: Always great to be here next to you, Tony. And always great to be in Baltimore. Lot of history here.

    Tony Schiavone: And tonight we may see some history being made as well with some big matches. Running down some of the matches tonight, Bill DeMott defends the United States Title against Lance Storm. Certainly this rivalry has been going on for quite a while, will we see it end tonight?

    Mike Tenay: Well this feud between Storm and DeMott has been going on for almost two years since Storm debuted in World Championship Wrestling. Let’s not forget the war between Team Canada and the M.I.A. that ended just a month ago at Slamboree where Team Canada were defeated by Team USA and were forced to break up.

    Tony Schiavone: But Lance Storm always thinking recruited an old friend and tag team partner in Justin Credible to come to WCW and try and take out DeMott as well as being an ally.

    Mike Tenay: And DeMott did defeat Credible and that prompted him to challenge Credible once more. So depending on what the outcome is, this feud may end tonight.

    Tony Schiavone: We’ve also got the Tag Team Titles being defended tonight as Kronik takes on Totally Buff, AND the Natural Born Thrillers.

    Mike Tenay: The Thrillers and Kronik, multiple Tag Team Champions, Totally Buff are definitely the underdogs in this contest so that could play a factor but Totally Buff are definitely hungry for those belts.

    Tony Schiavone: Also, Stevie Ray defends the Hardcore Title against Tommy Dreamer. I doubt there will be any technical wrestling in that match.

    Mike Tenay: Certainly not, it’s going to be an all out brawl. And speaking of brawls, let’s not forget the Baltimore Street Fight between Dustin Rhodes and Rick Steiner.

    Tony Schiavone: I don’t think anywhere in Baltimore is safe from those two. Also Goldberg takes on Malice, can Goldberg even pick Malice up for the ‘Jackhammer?’

    Mike Tenay: We’ve seen Goldberg pick up a lot of big guys, personally I think he can do it, but he’s got to keep an eye out on Jimmy Hart and The Family.

    Tony Schiavone: Also we’ve got Kevin Nash taking on Scott Steiner. DDP and Jeff Jarrett will lock up. And then, the Main Event, World Heavyweight Title on the line, Triple Threat contest, Booker T defends the World Title against Ric Flair and Shane Douglas.

    Mike Tenay: Shane Douglas is extremely confident going into tonight, he’s got one thing on his mind, and that one thing is gold around his waist. But with Booker T and Ric Flair in that ring too, it’s tough to tell what’s going to happen. You talked about history earlier, maybe history will be made in that match. Either Shane Douglas will capture the World Title… Booker T will defend it.... Or Ric Flair will become a 17 time World Heavyweight Champion.

    Tony Schiavone: It’s going to be an exciting night, and let’s get things started now as we go to David Penzer for the opening contest as the Great American Bash KICKS OFF NOW!

    (The camera fades down to the ring)


    (“Gun Me Down” starts up and the fans boo as Yuji Nagata walks out on stage with Sonny Oono)


    David Penzer: Ladies and gentlemen this opening contest is set for one fall with a 15 minute time limit. Introducing first… Being accompanied by his manager Sonny Oono. From Japan, weighing 240 pounds… YUJI NAAAAAGATAAAAAAA!

    (Onoo talks up his client as Nagata heads down the aisle and climbs inside the ring. Nagata starts getting ready as the music fades)


    (“Dragon” starts up and the fans cheer as Ultimo Dragon walks out on stage and stops at the top of the entrance ramp and folds his arms and looks at the fans while sparks fly out on stage)


    David Penzer: His opponent… From Mexico City, New Mexico… Weighing 180 pounds… ULTIMOOOOO DRAAAAAAGON!

    (Dragon walks down the aisle and climbs inside the ring and then climbs on the turnbuckle and folds his arms again looking at the fans as the music fades)


    Yuji Nagata vs. Ultimo Dragon


    The bell rings and both Dragon and Nagata circle up. Nagata and Dragon lock up and Dragon locks him in an arm ringer. Nagata reverses and locks Dragon in an arm ringer of his own. Dragon rolls on the mat and handsprings to his feet and locks Nagata in an arm ringer. Nagata slings Dragon over in an arm drag. Nagata rushes Dragon and Dragon nails an arm drag and keeps it locked in. Nagata gets to his feet and shoots Dragon to the ropes. Dragon bounces off and the two collide. Both stare at each other with intensity and now Nagata shoves Dragon and Dragon shoves Nagata. Nagata nails Dragon with a forearm and Dragon counters with a forearm of his own. Nagata gives him a chop and Dragon responds with a chop of his own and Nagata nails him with a quick knee to the gut. Nagata punches Dragon a few times and shoots him to the ropes. Dragon bounces off and backflips off Nagata’s shoulder to his feet! Dragon rushes and Nagata sidesteps him into the ropes. Dragon bounces off and ducks a clothesline from Nagata. Nagata turns around and Dragon starts kicking away at Nagata’s thighs and nails him with a spin kick to the jaw! (Cheers!) Dragon with the cover, 1…2, Nagata kicks out. Dragon picks Nagata up and takes him to the corner and nails him with a few kicks to the ribs and chest. Dragon shoots Nagata to the far side and Nagata hits hard. Dragon runs up, hits a cartwheel and nails Nagata with a back elbow! Nagata staggers out of the corner and Dragon goes behind and wraps him up and hits a back suplex! Dragon covers, 1…2, Nagata kicks out.

    Tony Schiavone: And so far things are going well with Ultimo Dragon here tonight as he has been in the most control so far against Nagata.

    Mike Tenay: And Sonny Oono on the outside is looking a little frustrated.

    Dragon picks Nagata up and nails him with a few chops and shoots him to the ropes. Nagata bounces off and kicks a ducking Dragon in the face! Dragon pops up and Nagata lifts him up and hits a scoop slam. Nagata bounces off the ropes and delivers a well placed knee drop! Nagata covers, 1…2, Dragon kicks out. Nagata picks Dragon up and tosses him to the outside. Nagata climbs out and nails Dragon with a few forearms and starts choking him out on the barricade! Nagata backs off Dragon and looks around for a moment as Sonny Oono cheers him on and screams for him to stay on Dragon. Nagata rushes up to Dragon and goes for a kick but Dragon moves and Nagata lands his leg over the barricade! Dragon climbs on the apron and now Nagata turns around, ‘ASAI MOONSAULT!’ (Cheers!) Dragon and Nagata are down but now Dragon gets to his feet and looks to the fans for encouragement! Dragon picks Nagata up and slides him in the ring. Dragon climbs on the apron and now stars climbing up the turnbuckle but Nagata gets to his feet and nails Dragon with a big right hand! Nagata climbs up top and wraps Dragon up, OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX OFF THE TURNBUCKLE! (Oh!) Nagata makes the cover, 1…2… Dragon gets a shoulder up!

    Tony Schiavone: GOOD GOD WHAT A MOVE! I don’t know how Dragon kicked out of that one.

    Mike Tenay: Pulling out all the stops here tonight. And right now Nagata has the advantage!

    Nagata locks Dragon in an armbar and continues to apply pressure but Dragon continues to fight. Dragon starts inching towards the ropes and finally touches the ropes to break the hold. Nagata stomps Dragon a few times and now picks him up and runs him into the corner. Nagata kicks Dragon a few times and now shoots him to the corner. Dragon hits the corner and now Nagata runs up but Dragon moves! Nagata hits hard and backs into Dragon who wraps him up, ‘DRAGON SUPLEX’ 1…2…3 NO! Nagata kicks out at the last second! Dragon picks Nagata up and sets him up for a powerbomb but Nagata blocks it. Dragon nails him with a few shots to the back and now attempts again but Nagata continues to block. Dragon releases the hold and nails him with a few right hands and shoots him to the ropes. Nagata bounces off and ducks a clothesline. Dragon turns around and Nagata lifts him up in a scoop slam but Dragon squirms around, ‘DRAGON SLEEPER’ GETS LOCKED IN! Dragon has the hold locked in but Sonny Oono jumps up on the apron distracting the referee! Nagata is tapping but the referee doesn’t see it. Dragon releases the hold and now goes after Oono but Oono drops off the apron. Dragon starts exiting the ring but now Oono starts running for his life up the entrance ramp. Dragon gets back in the ring and Nagata kicks him in the gut and wraps him up, TWISTING BRAINBUSTER! (Oh!) Nagata makes the cover, 1…2…3!
    Winner: Yuji Nagata via ‘Twisting Brainbuster’ in 13:10
    Tony Schiavone: NAGATA WINS IT!

    Mike Tenay: Dragon had the ‘Dragon Sleeper’ locked in tight but thanks to Sonny Oono he was forced to break the hold. And that mistake cost him here tonight.

    Tony Schiavone: A valiant effort nonetheless. You can bet these two will meet again. Right now folks let’s take you to ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund, standing by with the United States Champion, Bill DeMott.

    Backstage

    (The camera fades backstage where ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund is standing by with Bill DeMott. DeMott holds the United States Title around his shoulder just staring off in the distance)


    Gene Okerlund: Thank you gentlemen, Bill DeMott, moments from now for what seems like an ongoing case with you. You defend that United States Title against long time rival Lance Storm. Will everything be settled once and for all here tonight in Baltimore?

    Bill DeMott: Will it end tonight? You know ‘Mean’ Gene that question has been on my mind each and every single time me and Storm have gotten in that ring for the last year. I thought everything would have ended a month ago back at ‘Slamboree’ when me and my guys along with ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan beat Team Canada and forced them to break up. But Storm wanted more. Next thing you know he brings in Justin Credible. Justin Credible comes into WCW, scrambles my brains with a Singapore cane more than once… But I’m still standing. Justin Credible gets booked in a match with me, does whatever he can to beat me, but he didn’t get the job done, and I’m still standing. If anybody hasn’t figured it out now, the point is I’M STILL STANDING! And as LONG as I’m still standing, hell maybe this thing between me and Storm will never get settled. So I guess that means one thing doesn’t it? It’s KILL OR BE KILLED, and the way I see it, WCW would be a DAMN better place if Lance Storm weren’t around… But I’m not that kind of a guy. Instead, I’m the kind of guy that’s going to go out there tonight, defend this belt, and above everything else, BEAT THE HELL OUT OF LANCE STORM ONE MORE TIME! And if he wants any more after tonight, I’m not hard to find. LANCE STORM, the show may be called the ‘Great American Bash’ but when I get in that ring with you in just a few minutes, it’s gonna be changed to the great American ass kicking!

    (DeMott walks off)


    Gene Okerlund: THANK YOU BILL DEMOTT, BACK TO YOU GUYS!

    (The camera fades back to the announcers table)


    Tony Schiavone: Thank you Gene and we’re just about set for our next matchup and first title match of the night, let’s go to David Penzer!

    ~OH CANADA!~

    (“Canadian Anthem” starts playing and the fans boo as Lance Storm walks out on stage looking serious and staring at the fans. Storm stands on the top of the entrance ramp and raises his arms in the air before walking down the aisle)


    David Penzer: Ladies and gentlemen this next contest is set for one fall with a 20 minute time limit. And it is for the WCW UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP! Introducing first, from Calgary, Alberta, Canada weighing 231 pounds… LANNNNNNCE STORRRRRRRRRM!

    (Storm continues down the aisle and enters the ring and goes to the center and stands there with his arms behind his back looking on. After a few seconds, Storm takes the microphone and looks on as the music fades)


    In Ring Segment

    (The fans continue to boo as Storm holds his hand up in the air)


    Lance Storm: If I could be serious here for a moment…

    (A small USA chant starts up in the crowd)


    Lance Storm: I am sure that every single one of you people here tonight have seen myself and Bill DeMott fight a lot. For almost two years this thing between me and DeMott has escalated time and time again. Tonight, it happens one more time. And the fact that we’re in Baltimore, Maryland. Just under two hours away from YOUR nations capital…

    (The fans cheer)


    Lance Storm: It should be only fitting that I beat DeMott here tonight, and take the United States Title…

    (The fans continue to boo)


    Lance Storm: And mark my words, I WILL take the United States Title… Because Bill DeMott is not a better wrestler than me. Bill DeMott is not a better athlete than me... And I will show each and every one of you that here tonight… And that’s a message from Calgary… Alberta, Canada.

    ~BORN IN THE USA!~

    (‘Born In The USA” by Bruce Springsteen starts up and the fans cheer as Bill DeMott walks out on stage carrying the US Flag and the United States Title around his shoulder)


    David Penzer: His opponent… From Trenton, New Jersey… Weighing 310 pounds… HE IS THE UNITED STATES CHAMPION, BILL DEMOOOOOOOTT!

    (DeMott heads down the aisle and slaps hands with the fans before getting to the ring and sliding inside it, waving the flag around as if to try and hit Storm with it but Storm jumps out of the ring. DeMott circles around the ring waving the flag around for a few more seconds as the music fades)


    United States Championship

    Lance Storm vs. Bill DeMott ©


    The bell rings and DeMott and Storm stare each other down before circling up. DeMott and Storm lock up and DeMott grabs the arm of Storm and locks in an armbar. Storm rolls on the mat and cartwheels over DeMott and locks him in an arm ringer. Storm tightens the hold but now DeMott rolls on the mat and trips Storm up and makes the cover but only gets a 1 count. Storm gets to his feet as does DeMott and the two stare at each other. DeMott and Storm lock up again and now Storm goes behind DeMott and wraps him in a headlock but DeMott shoves him to the ropes. Storm bounces off and slides under the legs of DeMott and nails him with a dropkick to the back of the head! DeMott stumbles into the ropes and now Storm runs up but DeMott slings him over the top to the outside! (Cheers!) DeMott goes after Storm and now DeMott grabs him and shoots him hard into the barricade! Storm screams in pain and now DeMott grabs him and rolls him back in the ring. DeMott climbs inside but Storm quickly gets to his feet and kicks DeMott in the side of the head! Storm nails DeMott with a few punches and shoots him to the ropes. DeMott bounces off and Storm plants him with a spinning heel kick! Storm covers, 1…2, DeMott kicks out. DeMott starts getting to his feet and Storm grabs him and takes him over in a headlock takeover and tightens the hold.

    Tony Schiavone: And Lance Storm in control as of now.

    Mike Tenay: And Storm is utilizing the ground game it seems here as he’s trying to wear down DeMott.

    Tony Schiavone: Lance Storm has disputed that he’s a better wrestler than DeMott. And we all know that DeMott is a good wrestler, but Lance Storm has had a lot more extensive training under his belt. He’s trained in Japan, he was trained by Stu Hart.

    Mike Tenay: Which he’s using that vast amount of training to his advantage right now.

    Tony Schiavone: And the fans are starting to dawn the USA chants, trying to give DeMott some encouragement!

    DeMott gets to his feet and sends Storm into the ropes. Storm bounces off and nails DeMott with a shoulder tackle. Storm hits the ropes and leaps over a fallen DeMott but quickly drops down and locks DeMott in a headlock! Storm continues to tighten the hold but now DeMott gets to his feet and positions Storm and shoots him into the corner but Storm jumps on the second turnbuckle. Storm leaps off and turns to DeMott who catches him, BIG POWERSLAM! DeMott with the cover, 1…2, Storm kicks out. DeMott gets to his feet and nails Storm with a few punches as he drags him to his feet. DeMott nails him with a few chops and shoots him to the ropes. Storm bounces off and ducks a clothesline and wraps DeMott up from behind. DeMott elbows out of it and hits the ropes and holds on as Storm goes for and misses a dropkick! DeMott comes up and rolls Storm in a pin, 1…2, Storm kicks out. Storm gets to his feet and DeMott nails him with a knee to the gut and clubs him in the back. DeMott grabs Storm and tosses him in the corner and starts stomping him. DeMott picks Storm up on the turnbuckle and nails him with a right hand. DeMott climbs up top with Storm and sets him up for a superplex but Storm blocks it. Storm nails DeMott with a few right hands and knocks him off the turnbuckle! DeMott gets to his feet, AND STORM HITS A MISSILE DROPKICK! Storm with the cover, 1…2… DeMott kicks out!

    Tony Schiavone: ALMOST HAD A NEW CHAMPION!

    Mike Tenay: DeMott is still fighting to keep his title reign alive but Storm isn’t being counted out yet.

    Storm picks DeMott up and nails him with a few forearms and shoots him to the ropes. DeMott bounces off and ducks a clothesline and wraps Storm up in a backslide but Storm blocks it, turns around and kicks DeMott in the gut. Storm wraps DeMott up, DOUBLE UNDERHOOK SITOUT POWERBOMB! (Oh!) Storm with the cover, 1…2, DeMott kicks out! Storm questions the count but now goes back to work on DeMott. Storm picks DeMott up and takes him to the ropes and nails him with a few chops. Storm shoots DeMott to the ropes but DeMott reverses and sends Storm. Storm bounces off the ropes and leaps over DeMott throwing a knee and rolls him in a school boy, 1…2… DeMott kicks out. DeMott gets back to his feet AND STORM NAILS HIM WITH A SUPERKICK! (Oh!) Storm makes the cover, 1…2…3 NO! DeMott kicks out! Storm once again questions the count and now gets in the refs face. The ref and Storm argue for a few seconds and now Storm goes back to work on DeMott. Storm picks DeMott up and shoots him to the corner. DeMott hits hard and Storm runs up but DeMott gives him a back elbow. Storm staggers back and DeMott runs up and nails him with a lariat! DeMott makes the cover, 1…2… Storm gets the shoulder up! DeMott picks Storm up and hits him with a scoop slam and now points to the turnbuckle. DeMott starts climbing to the top when Justin Credible suddenly leaps over the barricade with Singapore cane in hand! Credible leaps on the apron and starts shouting at DeMott. DeMott drops down and goes after Credible but Credible leaps off the apron but drops the Singapore Cane. The ref starts shouting at Credible to leave the area and now Storm grabs hold of the Singapore Cane! DeMott turns around AND STORM SWINGS BUT DEMOTT DUCKS IT! DeMott kicks Storm in the gut and grabs the cane, AND NAILS STORM OVER THE HEAD WITH IT! (Cheers!) Storm drops down and DeMott makes the cover, 1…2…3!
    Winner and STILL WCW United States Champion: Bill DeMott via pinfall in 11:38
    Tony Schiavone: DEMOTT RETAINS THE TITLE!

    Mike Tenay: The Impact Players tried to pull a fast one on DeMott but DeMott, no pun intended, got the last laugh!

    Aftermath: The ref hands the belt to DeMott and DeMott raises it high in the air as the fans cheer him on. DeMott slides out of the ring as Credible jumps in for a fight DeMott walks back up the ramp staring at Credible while holding the belt in the air.

    Tony Schiavone: I’ll tell you what Mike, there was talk about it earlier, I feel that this thing between Bill DeMott and Lance Storm hasn’t fully ended just yet.

    Mike Tenay: You just may be right, Tony.

    Tony Schiavone: Right now, let’s take you to ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund standing by with the Natural Born Thrillers!

    Backstage

    (The camera fades backstage where you see ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund standing by with the Natural Born Thrillers)

    Gene Okerlund: Thanks, guys. Chuck Palumbo, Sean O’Hare, you gentlemen are no strangers to adversity, but tonight you two face a big challenge in Kronik and Totally Buff. If you pin either one of those team members, you two walk out of Baltimore with the world Tag Team Titles. Your thoughts?

    Sean O’Hare: Kronik and Totally Buff… Two teams that we’re getting sick and tired of dealing with. On one hand you’ve got Kronik… Former Tag Team Champions and current reigning champs… Two big dudes who for the right price will do whatever is needed of them. They like to beat people up. On the other hand, you’ve got Totally Buff. Hungry for a shot at the belts, took the liberty of attacking us last week, and both of them have ego’s that we can’t begin to tell you how much we want to beat the hell out of em for.

    Chuck Palumbo: See Gene, we know what their all about… But they have no idea what the Thrillers are all about. Look at it, we’ve been former Tag Team Champions, something Totally Buff has never done. We’re young, obviously much younger than all four of em. And as far as tonight, the thing that makes us just a bit better than the four of em, we’ve got nothing to lose.

    Sean O’Hare: And everything to gain. Kronik loses, they lose their belts. Totally Buff loses, they just lose yet again and they lose all their credibility in thinking that they’re a top tag team. Tonight, Gene. We’ve got everything to gain and then some, and we’re about to go get it.

    (The Thrillers high five and walk off)

    Gene Okerlund: BACK TO YOU GUYS!

    (The camera fades back to the ring)

    Tony Schiavone: Alright, thanks, Gene. And we’re just about set for our next contest, Tag Team Titles on the line, let’s go to David Penzer!

    (Thrillers” starts up and the fans cheer as Sean O’Hare and Chuck Palumbo walk out on stage. Palumbo and O’Hare high five each other and start heading down to the ring)

    David Penzer: This next contest is set for one fall with a 20 minute time limit. And it is for the WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP! Introducing first, at a total combined weight of 550 pounds, Chuck Palumbo, Sean O’Hare, THE NATURAL BORRRRRRRN THRILLERRRRRRRRS!

    (Palumbo and O’Hare climb inside the ring and both climb the turnbuckles and raise their arms in the air while the fans continue to cheer them on)

    ~BUFF…. DADDY!~


    (“Buff Daddy” starts up and the fans start to boo as Buff Bagwell struts out on stage with a dark pair of sunglasses on and a custom made top hat. Buff drops down to a knee and poses as fireworks go off)


    David Penzer: Their opponents… First, from Marietta, Georgia… Weighing 247 pounds… BUFF ‘THE STUFF’ BAAAAAAAAAGWELLLLLLL!

    (Bagwell walks down the aisle and grabs a sign from one of the fans that has his body drawn up. Buff looks at it and then looks at the camera and says ‘It’s So Pretty’ before ripping it up and then saying ‘But I’m Prettier’ and continuing to the ring. Buff stops at ring apron and stares at the Thrillers as the music fades into “Chariots Of Fire.” After a few seconds, Liz walks out on stage followed by Lex Luger wearing a track suit. Luger stops on stage and Liz walks behind him and rips off his track suit and Luger flexes as sparks fly out)


    David Penzer: HIS TAG TEAM PARTNER! Being accompanied by Elizabeth… From Atlanta, Georgia… Weighing 265 pounds… ‘THE TOTAL PACKAGE’ LEX LUUUUUUUGERRRRR!

    (Luger heads down the aisle and meets up with Bagwell who high fives him. The two stare down the Thrillers and start talking strategy as the music fades)


    ~KRONNNIIIIIKKKKKK! KRONNNNIIIIIIKKKKKK!~

    (“Love Dump” by Static-X starts up and the fans boo as Kronik walk out on stage with the Tag Team Titles around their shoulders. They high five each other and pound fists and then head down the aisle)


    David Penzer: Their opponents… Weighing in at a total combined weight of 605 pounds… They are the WCW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS… KROOOOONNNNNNIIIIIIIIK!

    (Kronik make their way down to the ring and climb on the apron staring down the Thrillers who haven’t left the ring and are just staring back at them. Kronik climb inside the ring and hand the belts to the ref who holds them up in front of the cameras)


    Tag Team Championship

    Natural Born Thrillers vs. Totally Buff vs. Kronik ©


    The bell rings and the Thrillers and Kronik continue to stare at each other. Kronik get pissed and tell them to do something and Palumbo and O’Hare instantly rush them and start throwing haymakers! (Cheers!) Kronik start fighting back and now shoot the Thrillers to the ropes. The Thrillers bounce off and duck a pair of clotheslines. Kronik turn around and the Thrillers keep throwing haymakers and now shoot Kronik off the ropes who get tripped up by Totally Buff and get pulled to the outside! Totally Buff and Kronik start exchanging punches and now Palumbo and O’Hare look at each other and walk over to separate turnbuckles. Totally Buff and Kronik continue to fight on the outside BUT NOW PALUMBO AND O’HARE LEAP FROM THE TURNBUCKLES AND CRASH INTO EVERYBODY! (Cheers!) Palumbo and O’Hare get to their feet and get applause from the fans and now O’Hare grabs Luger and tosses him in the ring. Luger starts getting up but then pleads for him not to hit him but O’Hare responds with a few punches. Luger backs into the corner and O’Hare nails him with a few stomps and shoots him to the far side. Luger hits the corner but moves as O’Hare charges up. Luger turns O’Hare around and starts giving him knees to the gut. Luger pulls O’Hare out of the corner and gives him a scoop slam. Luger goes for an elbow but O’Hare moves! Luger gets up and O’Hare nails him with a couple of punches and shoots him to the ropes. Luger bounces off and ducks a clothesline but O’Hare connects with a big dropkick to the face! (Cheers!) O’Hare covers, 1…2, Luger kicks out and slides to the outside holding his face as Buff and Liz start to console him.

    Tony Schiavone: And right now the Thrillers have things going their way catching Totally Buff and Kronik early at the start of the match with that display of aerial ability. And now O’Hare just almost took Lugers face off with that beautiful dropkick of his.

    Mike Tenay: And it’s like the Thrillers said in the back, they’ve got everything to gain in this match and they definitely wanna show it.

    Totally Buff continue to stall on the outside but now Brian Adams comes in the ring and clubs O’Hare with a clothesline from behind! Palumbo tries to get in the ring but the referee backs him off and then tells Adams to get out of the ring. Luger quickly slides in the ring and starts putting the boots to O’Hare. Luger makes the tag to Bagwell and now Bagwell comes in and nails O’Hare with a few right hands. Bagwell shoots him to the ropes but O’Hare reverses. Bagwell bounces off and kicks O’Hare as he ducks down! O’Hare pops up and Bagwell shoots him to the ropes and nails him with a leaping back elbow on the rebound! Bagwell covers, 1…2, O’Hare kicks out. Bagwell picks O’Hare up and takes him over to Clark and tags him in forcefully. Clark climbs in the ring and starts stomping O’Hare as Bagwell backs off. Clark nails O’Hare with a few right hands and shoots him to the ropes. O’Hare bounces off and ducks a clothesline and wraps Clark up from behind. Clark elbows out of it and hits the ropes. Clark bounces off and O’Hare catches him with a drop toe hold! (Cheers!) O’Hare scurries over and makes the tag to Palumbo who climbs in the ring and takes Clark down with a clothesline! And another! Clark gets up on the third time and Palumbo goes for another clothesline but Clark ducks under it and knees Palumbo in the gut. Clark clubs Palumbo in the back and now takes him over and makes the tag to Adams. Adams comes in and Kronik shoot Palumbo to the ropes. Palumbo bounces off and Kronik nail him with a pair of elbows. Adams makes the cover, 1…2, Palumbo kicks out. Adams picks Palumbo up and hits a scoop slam and then hits the ropes and nails a big leg drop and makes the cover again, 1…2, Palumbo kicks out. Adams picks Palumbo up and shoots him to the corner and nails him with a clothesline and backs off and Bagwell makes the tag. Bagwell climbs the turnbuckle AND LEAPS OFF CATCHING ADAMS WITH A CLOTHESLINE! Bagwell makes the cover, 1…2… Palumbo breaks the count!

    Tony Schiavone: And how about that big clothesline from Bagwell tagging himself into the match to catch Adams off guard!

    Mike Tenay: Well that’s what you worry about in these three way tag team matches, you never know who’s coming at you!

    Bagwell punches Adams a few times and now takes him over and tags out to Luger. Luger comes in and now Buff shoots Adams to the ropes. Adams bounces off and Bagwell boots him in the gut. Bagwell tosses him to Luger who lifts him up and hits a powerslam! Luger flexes for a second and covers, 1…2… Adams kicks out. Luger picks Adams up and nails him with a few right hands and shoots him to the ropes. Adams bounces off but O’Hare makes the tag. Adams gets taken down by a Luger clothesline and now O’Hare climbs in the ring and kicks Luger in the gut. O’Hare wraps Luger up and now lifts him up and hits a high suplex! O’Hare covers, 1…2, Bagwell pulls O’Hare off. O’Hare nails Luger with a few right hands and now lifts him up and shoots him to the corner. Luger hits hard and now O’Hare comes up and tags in Palumbo. O’Hare grabs Luger and nails him with a reverse atomic drop and turns him around, AND PALUMBO HITS A SPRINGBOARD DROPKICK! (Oh!) Palumbo gets to his feet as does Luger. Luger turns around and Palumbo grabs him by the boot, AND PULLS HIM IN FOR A HARD CLOTHESLINE! Palumbo makes the cover, 1…2… Clark breaks up the pin! Palumbo picks Luger up and tags out to Clark forcefully. Clark climbs in and takes Luger to the corner but then turns around and nails Palumbo in the back with a knee as he walks back to the corner! (Boos!) Clark turns back to Luger and Luger runs out and nails him with a lariat! Clark gets to his feet and Luger nails him with another lariat! Clark gets up again and Luger nails a flying forearm! Luger gets to his feet and signals for ‘The Rack!’ Luger waits for Clark and now Clark is up and Luger goes to lift him up but Adams comes in and nails Luger from behind with a forearm! Kronik grab Luger and shoot him to the ropes and Bagwell makes the tag. Luger bounces off and ducks a pair of clotheslines and Kronik quickly double clotheslines Bagwell! Luger turns around and CLARK GIVES HIM A ‘BICYCLE KICK!’ (Oh!) Bagwell gets to his feet and Clark kicks Bagwell and hits a big gut wrench suplex! Clark covers, 1…2… Bagwell kicks out.

    Tony Schiavone: And Kronik has things in their favor now as Bagwell just got nailed with that suplex right after Luger got nailed with the ‘Bicycle Kick!’

    Mike Tenay: And the Thrillers are getting some much needed rest time if they want to stay in this thing.

    Clark picks Bagwell up and nails him with a few chops but Bagwell starts fighting back. Bagwell nails Clark a few times and shoots him off but Clark reverses. Bagwell bounces off and ducks a clothesline but spins Clark around into a neckbreaker! Bagwell takes a second to show off and covers, 1…2, Clark kicks out. Bagwell stomps Clark a few times and now picks him up and tags out to Luger. Luger comes in and nails Clark with a stomp to the ribs. Luger shoots Clark off and Clark bounces off and catches a knee to the gut that turns him inside out! Luger covers, 1…2, Clark kicks out. Luger picks Clark up and takes him to the corner and nails him with a few stomps. Luger pulls Clark out of the corner and whips him off. Luger misses a clothesline on the rebound and now Clark bounces off and the two clothesline each other! Clark and Luger are down and now both start crawling to make the tag! Clark crawls over to Adams as Luger crawls to Buff BUT O’HARE COMES IN AND DRAGS LUGER OVER TO THE CORNER AND PALUMBO MAKES THE TAG! Adams tags himself in and rushes Palumbo who starts punching him! Palumbo shoots him to the ropes and Adams bounces off and ducks a clothesline. Adams turns around, ‘JUNGLE KICK’ (Superkick) BY PALUMBO! (Oh!) Palumbo makes the cover, 1…2… Bagwell makes the save! O’Hare climbs in the ring and chases after Bagwell but gets nailed by Luger! Luger stomps O’Hare out of the ring and now Palumbo comes over and dumps Luger out. Palumbo turns around and Bagwell grabs him and trips him into the turnbuckle! Palumbo staggers around as Bagwell gets to the second rope, ‘BUFF BLOCKBUSTER’ ON PALUMBO! Bagwell jumps to his feet and smiling but now Adams runs up and gives him a big boot to send him out of the ring! Palumbo gets to his feet and Kronik wraps him up, ‘HIGH TIMES’ (Double Chokeslam) ON PALUMBO! Adams covers, 1…2…3!
    Winners AND STILL WCW Tag Team Champions: Kronik via ‘High Times’ in 14:47
    Tony Schiavone: And Kronik retain the titles here in Baltimore!

    Mike Tenay: What we just saw right there was what I mentioned earlier, you never know who’s coming after you, and thanks to the help of a ‘Buff Blockbuster’ Chuck Palumbo was easy pickings for Kronik to hit the ‘High Times.’

    Tony Schiavone: Well two title matches down, two title matches left to go, and speaking of that, let’s take you to ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund standing by with Shane Douglas…

    Backstage Segment

    (The camera fades backstage where you see Shane Douglas getting ready with the Triple Threat standing in the background as ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund walks on screen)


    Gene Okerlund: Thanks gentlemen. Shane Douglas if I may get a word…

    (Douglas looks up and grabs the microphone and looks into the camera and at Gene Okerlund)


    Shane Douglas: YEAH, you can get a word, but let me give you, and everybody else a few words right now. First off Okerlund, YOU and Tony Schiavone this goes out to you too, the next time you don’t address me as ‘The Franchise,’ there’s gonna be hell to pay. Now get it right and ask me again.

    (Douglas hands the mic back to Gene Okerlund and stands up)


    Gene Okerlund: ‘Franchise’ Shane Douglas…

    Shane Douglas: That’s better.

    Gene Okerlund: No question about it, tonight is a big night for you. Three Way Dance, World Heavyweight Title on the line, two very tough opponents.

    Shane Douglas: You see Okerlund, that’s the keyword isn’t it? Tough. Booker T and Ric Flair, two of the toughest sons of bitches in this sport and in this company. But you know what? ‘The Franchise’ is a tough son of a bitch too. I’ve been in my share of knockdown drag out fights, and tonight is gonna be no different. Most of those knock down drag out fights have been for titles that I have either achieved victory, or I defended the belt. TONIGHT, I don’t have to defend anything, I just have to go in there and do one thing, and that’s beat Ric Flair and Booker T and by god I will DO IT! I showed everybody on Nitro that I can beat Booker T. And as far as Ric Flair goes… I should’ve retired him months ago. He’s nothing to me, and he’s too damn old to even THINK of becoming a World Champion again. Gene Okerlund… You, and the people here tonight, and the rest of the world will be witnessing history… As I walk down that aisle a challenger, and an underdog… And I walk out… As the NEW WCW World Heavyweight Champion… Now leave.

    (Douglas stares at Okerlund as Bigelow and Chris Candido back him out of the dressing room and shut the door)


    Gene Okerlund: Back to you guys.

    (The camera fades back to the announcers table)


    Tony Schiavone: Some confidence from ‘The Franchise’ Shane Douglas going into tonight’s matchup. And that is certainly going to be a must watch coming up later on.

    Mike Tenay: Oh without question.

    Tony Schiavone: Let’s go to the ring for our next match!

    (The camera fades down to the ring)


    ~HOLLER… IF YA HEAR ME!~

    (“Big Poppa Pump” starts up and the fans boo as Scott Steiner walks out on stage shaking his arms and looking at the fans with Midajah right by his side. Steiner raises his arm up, flexes, and kisses his bicep as fireworks shoot out)


    David Penzer: This next contest is scheduled for one fall with a 15 minute time limit. Introducing first, being accompanied by Midajah… From Detroit, Michigan… Weighing 260 pounds… ‘BIG POPPA PUMP’ SCOTT STEIIIIIIIINERRRRRR!

    (Steiner heads down the aisle with Midajah and climbs inside the ring and once again flexes for a moment before the music fades. Steiner grabs the microphone and looks on for a moment)


    In Ring Segment:

    (Steiner continues to look on as the fans boo him on)


    Shane Douglas: I want everybody in this damn place to shut the hell up, AND LISTEN UP!

    (The fans boo)


    Shane Douglas: THE REASON why I’m even here tonight, is because KEVIN NASH has a problem with what me and my brother did to Dusty Rhodes… Ever since that night, Kevin Nash has had it in for me. And all I gotta say, is what me and my brother did to Dusty Rhodes… IS NOTHING, compare to what I’m gonna do to Kevin Nash here tonight. Now, THIS ONE GOES OUT TO ALL MY FREAKS OUT THERE! ‘Big Poppa Pump’ is your hook up… HOLLER… IF YA HEAR ME!

    (Steiner hands the microphone back to the ref and starts to get ready)


    ~HOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWLLLLLLLLLLL!~

    (“Wolfpac” starts up and the fans cheer as Kevin Nash walks out on stage. Nash walks to the center of the stage and throws up the ‘Wolfpac’ sign as sparks and fireworks fly out behind him)


    David Penzer: HIS OPPONENT… From Detroit, Michigan… Weighing 317 pounds… ‘BIG SEXY’ KEVINNNNNN NAAAAAAAAAASH!

    (Nash heads down the aisle staring a hole into Scott Steiner. Nash gets to the apron and climbs inside the ring and throws up the ‘Wolfpac’ sign again as the music fades)


    Scott Steiner vs. Kevin Nash


    The bell rings and Steiner and Nash look at each other for a few seconds before locking up. Nash grabs Steiner and pushes him to the corner and Steiner grabs hold of the ropes and gets the ref to pull Nash off. Nash and Steiner circle up again and go to lock up but Steiner goes behind Nash and wraps him up from behind and trips him up. Steiner rolls around Nash for a second and then smacks his hair and gets back to his feet talking trash. Nash gets a mean look in his eyes and now rushes Steiner but Steiner jumps out of the ring and Nash follows! Steiner backs off from Nash and now slides in the ring. Nash starts climbing in but Steiner punches him and brings him back in the ring and starts stomping him in the corner. Steiner shoots Nash to the far side and Nash hits hard. Steiner walks up but Nash gives him a back elbow, and another, and another! Nash grabs Steiner and sends him in the corner and quickly delivers a big knee strike! Nash pulls Steiner out of the corner and lifts him up and nails him with a scoop slam. Nash covers, 1…2, Steiner kicks out. Nash drags Steiner back up and nails him with a few chops. Nash sends Steiner to the ropes and Steiner bounces off and ducks a clothesline from Nash and wraps him up from behind. Nash elbows his way out of it and hits the ropes but Steiner nails him off the rebound with a clothesline but Nash doesn’t go down! Steiner punches him a few times and nails him with a short clothesline but Nash still doesn’t go down! Steiner nails Nash with another couple of right hands and sends him to the ropes but Nash reverses and sends Steiner. Steiner bounces off and Nash lifts him up, BIG SIDE SLAM! Nash with the cover, 1…2, Steiner kicks out.

    Tony Schiavone: And Nash is taking it to ‘Big Poppa Pump’ here!

    Mike Tenay: Nash is really being relentless here against Steiner and who can blame him?

    Nash picks Steiner up and nails him with a chop and Steiner goes into the corner. Nash goes after him but Steiner kicks Nash in the gut and starts forearming and kicking him until Nash topples through the ropes. Steiner goes after him and now Steiner starts stomping Nash on the outside. Steiner picks Nash up and sends him hard in the barricade! Nash is hurting and now Steiner continues to work on him. Steiner takes Nash and rolls him back in the ring and now comes in and continues to stomp him. Steiner picks Nash up and gives him a few forearms and shoots him to the corner. Nash hits the buckle and Steiner runs up but Nash moves! Nash measures Steiner up and nails him with a back elbow, and another, and another! Nash measures Steiner up once more and hits him with a bigger back elbow than before! Steiner topples out of the corner and now Nash picks him up and shoots him to the ropes. Steiner bounces off and Nash goes for the big boot but Steiner blocks it! Steiner goes behind Nash and lifts him up, BACK SUPLEX! Steiner makes the cover, 1…2, Nash kicks out. Steiner gets to his feet and showboats and the fans let him have it. (Boos!) Nash starts getting to his feet and Steiner nails him with a kick to the back. Steiner picks Nash up and takes him to the corner and nails him with a few chops. Steiner shoots Nash to the far side but Nash reverses and sends Steiner. Steiner hits the buckle and Nash runs up but Steiner delivers a back elbow! Nash stumbles out of the corner and now Steiner wraps him up, ‘TWISTING BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!’ Steiner makes the cover, 1…2… Nash kicks out!

    Tony Schiavone: And Scott Steiner is doing whatever he can to keep ‘Big Sexy’ down now. He’s doing a good job of it so far.

    Mike Tenay: Obviously Nash has the size advantage, so Steiner wants to keep him grounded and you’re right Tony, he is doing a good job. Nash is in a little trouble it seems.

    Steiner picks Nash up and takes him to the corner and starts stomping him. Steiner starts picking Nash up and he sits him on the turnbuckle. Steiner looks at the crowd and says ‘Watch This!’ as he starts climbing up the turnbuckle with Nash! Steiner attempts a superplex but Nash is blocking it and now starts punching Steiner and eventually knocks him down! Nash gets off the turnbuckle and Steiner turns around, ‘BIG BOOT’ CONNECTS! (Cheers!) Nash makes the cover, 1…2… Steiner kicks out! Nash can’t believe it and now Midajah starts shouting some words of encouragement for Steiner. Nash picks Steiner up and nails him with a knee to the gut and sets him between his legs! The fans are on their feet but now Midajah jumps on the apron! Nash releases Steiner and walks towards Midajah who climbs off the apron but Nash continues to follow. Nash climbs out on the apron and stands there talking trash to Midajah, AND STEINER RUNS UP AND SHOVES HIM OFF SENDING HIM CRASHING DOWN ON THE BARRICADE!

    Tony Schiavone: And Steiner with a cheap shot!

    Mike Tenay: And look at this, Tony. Nash hit that barricade with a lot of momentum caused by ‘Big Poppa Pump.’ He’s hurt.

    Tony Schiavone: Things have definitely taken a toll for the worse here for Nash but don’t count him out just yet.

    Steiner climbs out and stomps Nash a few times and starts to taunt him. Steiner grabs Nash and takes him over to the announcers and holds him in front of Schiavone and Tenay. Steiner screams at them both ‘You see what I’m doing to him!’ and Nash quickly grabs Steiner and bangs his head against the table! (Cheers!) Steiner stumbles off and Nash slowly walks towards him and nails him in the gut with a knee and slides him back in the ring. Steiner climbs back in the ring and Nash starts getting to his feet and Steiner hits the ‘Steinerline!’ Nash rolls over and Steiner stands over top of him, ‘STEINER RECLINER’ (Standing Camel Clutch) GETS LOCKED IN! Steiner has it locked in but Nash is still fighting! Steiner continues to apply pressure but Nash continues to fight! Nash starts crawling for the ropes but Steiner continues to hold on. Nash touches the bottom rope but Steiner is still clinging on tight! The ref finally breaks Steiner off and Steiner gets in the referees face screaming at him and nudging him with his chest. Steiner continues to talk trash to the ref and finally gives him a shove! (Boos!) Steiner looks on bad mouthing the ref, AND THE REF SHOVES HIM BACK! (Cheers!) Steiner gets pissed and stares at the ref who cowers in the corner. Steiner starts to walk over BUT NASH TURNS HIM AROUND AND KICKS HIM IN THE GUT AND SETS HIM UP! (Cheers!) Nash looks at the fans for a second with a smirk on his face, ‘JACKKNIFE POWERBOMB’ ON STEINER! (Cheers!) Nash with the cover, and the referee counts quickly 1, 2, 3!
    Winner: Kevin Nash via ‘Jackknife Powerbomb’ in 13:03
    Tony Schiavone: NASH WINS IT! NASH WINS IT!

    Mike Tenay: But Tony the ref counted rather fast don’t ya think?

    Tony Schiavone: Ah, it’s Scott Steiner the guys a jerk, and with what he did to the referee, the man deserved it as far as I’m concerned.

    Mike Tenay: He did get out of line.

    Tony Schiavone: And way to go to our referee that stood up to someone like Steiner. Big round of applause if you will.

    Mike Tenay: Well he definitely got one, but the man that gets to go home with a win over Steiner, that man, Kevin Nash!

    Tony Schiavone: And with that, let’s take you to ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund standing by with ‘The Natural’ Dustin Rhodes.

    Backstage

    (The camera fades backstage where you see ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund standing by with Dustin Rhodes. Dustin is sporting a ten gallon hat, gripping a cowbell while staring at the camera)


    Gene Okerlund: Thank you very much, gentlemen. Folks, I’m standing by with ‘The Natural’ Dustin Rhodes. And Dustin you’ve got a big match on your hands tonight against Rick Steiner. ‘Baltimore City Street Fight’ and I know you’ve told me and a few other, I’ll just go right ahead and announce it to the world, tonight in this match, you are dedicating this match to your father, the ‘American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes.

    Dustin Rhodes: That’s right, Gene. I’m dedicating this match to him tonight. A few weeks ago when the Steiner Brothers put my father in a hospital. I can’t tell you about all the horrible things I wanted to do to them… But tonight, I’ll give you just a small taste when I see Rick Steiner. See Rick, and Scott this goes for you two. My father is still in the hospital. He’s coherent now, and is expected to make a full recovery with no problems. But there IS a problem, and the problem was that my father was in the hospital for something you two did to him. And now, YOU TWO have a problem… Me. I only get one of you tonight, but rest assured, I’m coming for the second one. AS FAR AS TONIGHT AND THE FIRST ONE GOES! Heh, Rick Steiner… Your ass is mine!

    (Suddenly from off camera, Ric Flair steps in sporting a custom made suit)


    (Ric Flair comes up to Dustin and shakes his hand)


    Ric Flair: Dustin… Me and your dad go way back. I heard he’s doing better, that’s great news. I just wanted to come up and wish you luck tonight, I hope you beat a lesson into that punk Rick Steiner. And I know you’re gonna make that old man of yours proud tonight.

    (Dustin smirks)


    Dustin Rhodes: Well thank you, Ric. And just so you know, me and dad were talking, and we both are backing ya one hundred percent tonight. Go get em champ. Gene, I got some business to take care of. The champ will close this one out for me…

    (Dustin Rhodes walks off and Ric Flair steps over to ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund with a smile on his face)


    Gene Okerlund: ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair, I know I said to Dustin Rhodes a few moments ago that he’s got a tough night ahead of him, but you yourself have a tough night ahead as you take on ‘The Franchise’ Shane Douglas, and the World Heavyweight Champion, Booker T.

    Ric Flair: ‘MEEEEEEEAN’ WOOOOOOOOOOOO! CHARM CITY GENE! You know when I got into the BWI airport, I had close to THREE HUNDRED PEOPLE walk up to me and tell me good luck tonight. WHEN I HIT THE LUGGAGE CLAIM, TWO HUNDRED people walked up to me and said they wanted to see a 17 time World Heavyweight Champion. WHEN I TOOK A CAB TO MY HOTEL, the cab driver said I was his favorite wrestler. WHEN I GOT TO MY HOTEL, THE DOORMAN LOOKED AT ME AND SAID I WAS THE GREATEST! And when I got to the front desk, the lady behind the counter and said ‘You’re Ric Flair, HERE’S MY NUMBER!’ And when I asked why she gave me that phone number, she said ‘CUZ I WANNA TAKE A RIDE, ON SPACE MOUNTAIN!’ Ya see, when I go places, hundreds of people know who I am. When I go places, all the beautiful women want the ‘Sixty Minute Man!’ SHANE DOUGLAS, YOU COULD NEVER DO THAT, NOT EVEN ON YOUR BEST DAY! BOOKER T, you know I love ya and I think you make a great champion… *Smiles* But you’re not Ric Flair.

    Gene Okerlund: Being a 17 time World Heavyweight Champion sounds good.

    Ric Flair: IT SOUNDS WONDERFUL! But as wonderful as it sounds, and as much as everybody wants to see it, I’m going out there tonight with only ONE THING IN MIND! Making sure, that Douglas doesn’t walk out with that belt around his waist.

    Gene Okerlund: THANK YOU ‘NATURE BOY’ TONY, MIKE, BACK TO YOU!

    (The camera fades back to the announcers table)


    Tony Schiavone: Alright, the ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair still wanting to make sure that Douglas doesn’t walk out as champ tonight, boy that’s gonna be a fight.

    Mike Tenay: It sure is, and we’ll hear from Booker T high thoughts and comments on tonight’s Main Event later on tonight. But we gotta keep the show rolling along, and what a contest we have next.

    Tony Schiavone: That’s right, it’s going to be the big man Malice… Taking on the one and only, Goldberg.

    Mike Tenay: This all started a week ago when Goldberg took on Mike Awesome for the Television Title, and the result of that match was a ‘Chokeslam’ on Goldberg that caused the disqualification, and then a few days later, Jimmy Hart personally challenged Goldberg for Malice, and that’s what brings us here to tonight.

    Tony Schiavone: The question remains, can Goldberg pick the big man up for the ‘Jackhammer?’ We’re about to find out! Let’s go to the ring!

    (The camera fades down to the ring)


    ~MALLLLLLLLLICE!~

    (“Malice” starts up and the fans boo as Malice walks on stage with Jimmy Hart by his side. Hart points at Malice and pats him on his chest boosting up his ego as they head down the aisle)


    David Penzer: This next contest is scheduled for one fall with a 15 minute time limit. Introducing first, being accompanied by Jimmy Hart… From parts unknown, weighing in at 320 pounds… MALLLLLLLLICE!

    (Malice and Hart head down the aisle and then Malice climbs on the apron and then over the top rope into the ring where he starts getting ready as the music fades)


    ~GOLLLLLDBERG! GOLLLLLLDBERG! GOLLLLLLLLDBERG!~

    (“Invasion” starts up and the fans cheer as sparks fly up on the entrance ramp and then Goldberg suddenly emerges in the sparks breathing in the fumes)


    David Penzer: AND HIS OPPONENT! From Atlanta, Georgia… Weighing 285 pounds… HE IS THE MASTER OF THE ‘JACKHAMMER!’ GOLLLLLLLDBERRRRRRRG!

    (Once the sparks stop, Goldberg screams and starts throwing his arms up and down as fireworks start going off. Goldberg heads down the aisle and climbs inside the ring where Malice quickly attacks him!)


    Malice vs. Goldberg


    Malice nails Goldberg with a few forearms to the back and starts stomping him and manages to get him out of the ring. Malice climbs to the outside and now grabs Goldberg and sends him hard into the barricade! (Boos!) Malice grabs Goldberg again and now this time tosses him in the ring. Goldberg gets to his feet just as Malice climbs up on the apron, AND GOLDBERG RUNS UP AND NAILS A HIGH KICK TO THE FACE OF MALICE THAT KNOCKS HIM OFF THE APRON! (Cheers!) Goldberg takes a moment in the ring and then climbs to the outside. Malice goes for a right hand but Goldberg blocks it and nails him with a right of his own, and another, and another! Goldberg grabs Malice and takes him over to the steel steps, AND BANGS HIS HEAD OFF THEM! Malice staggers around for a minute and stops at the barricade, ‘SPEAR’ FROM GOLDBERG THROUGH THE BARRICADE! (Holy Shit! Holy Shit!) Goldberg and Malice are both down but now Goldberg gets to his feet and looks at the crowd.

    Tony Schiavone: THAT IS A MAD MAN!

    Mike Tenay: HE JUST SPEARED MALICE THROUGH THAT BARRICADE! AND THESE BALTIMORE FANS ARE GOING NUTS!

    Tony Schiavone: And Jimmy Hart, looking on a bit worried about Malice, and so far things have taken a turn for Goldberg’s favor.

    Goldberg grabs Malice and brings him to this feet and takes him over to the ring and slides him inside. Goldberg starts getting in but Jimmy Hart runs up and grabs him by the leg! Goldberg shoves him off and drops off the mat and starts walking towards him. Hart starts backing off holding his arm out at bay trying to get Goldberg to stop but Goldberg keeps walking until Malice reaches out through the ropes and grabs Goldberg by the throat! Malice climbs back to the outside with his hand still gripped tight and goes to pick him up but Goldberg blocks it! Goldberg nails Malice with a few right hands and backs him up. Goldberg goes to clothesline him but Malice ducks and shoves him shoulder first into the exposed post! (Oh!) Goldberg holds his arm in pain and now Malice grabs him by the arm and swings it into the post! Malice grabs his arm again and starts pulling on it! Goldberg screams in pain and now Malice lets him go. Goldberg staggers around the ring for a few seconds before rolling back inside. Malice climbs back in the ring and now Goldberg goes for a right hand but Malice blocks it and knees him in the gut! Malice grabs the arm of Goldberg and twists it up and now lifts Goldberg in the air and drops him on the mat! Malice tightens the hold and now Jimmy Hart starts shouting at Malice through the megaphone to ‘break him in half, baby!’ Malice holds Goldberg at a distance and now reaches back while in the armbar and grabs Jimmy Harts hand who pulls him back to add more leverage!

    Tony Schiavone: And now look at this! Jimmy Hart trying to help Malice separate that shoulder of Goldberg!

    Mike Tenay: And Malice has been focused on that arm and shoulder ever since he rammed it into the turnbuckle. And that COULD play a crucial factor if whether or not Goldberg can get him up for the ‘Jackhammer.’ And Jimmy Hart certainly sees that as well but the REF can’t even see Jimmy Harts BLATANT disregard from the rules.

    Tony Schiavone: Jimmy Hart play by the rules? Ha!

    Hart and Malice continue to cheat here and now the ref checks but Malice lets go and continues to add pressure on Goldberg. The ref continues to ask if Goldberg gives up and now Malice reaches back and grabs Hart again and adds more pressure on Goldberg! The ref gets back up quickly and sees what’s going on and kicks Hart and Malice’s arms and now Goldberg starts getting fired up! Goldberg gets to his feet and hip tosses Malice! Malice gets to his feet and Goldberg nails him with a few right hands! Goldberg shoots Malice off and kicks him in the gut on the rebound. Goldberg grabs Malice and tries to lift him up for a spear but drops him instantly and starts holding his shoulder. Goldberg walks around for a second, AND MALICE GIVES HIM A BIG BOOT! Malice with the cover, 1…2… Goldberg kicks out! Malice picks Goldberg up and shoots him to the corner. Malice runs up but Goldberg kicks him in the face! Malice stumbles around for a moment, ‘SPEAR!’ ‘SPEAR’ FROM GOLDBERG! Goldberg jumps to his feet holding his shoulder in pain but now screams at the fans who start cheering him on more! Goldberg grabs Malice and pulls him up and puts him in position for the ‘Jackhammer’ but suddenly Mike Awesome hits the ring and decks Goldberg in the head with the Television Championship!
    Winner: Goldberg via Disqualification
    Tony Schiavone: MIKE AWESOME JUST DECKED HIM WITH THE TELEVISION TITLE! Goldberg was about to try for the ‘Jackhammer’ and Mike Awesome came out of nowhere!

    Mike Tenay: And he’s not alone, Tony! Look!

    Aftermath: Suddenly, Brian Knobbs and Meng climb inside the ring to and now all of them start stomping away on Goldberg! Goldberg tries to get to his feet but they keep pounding on him. Knobbs hits the ropes and hits the ‘Big Splash!’ Knobbs picks him up and sets him into Mike Awesome who gives him a huge clothesline! Meng picks him up and gives him a big headbutt and then tosses him to Malice who wraps him up by the throat and hits the ‘Chokeslam!’

    Tony Schiavone: MY GOD THIS IS A MUGGING!

    Mike Tenay: The Hart Family strikes once again and Goldberg is once again beaten down by the Family. What’s Jimmy Hart trying to prove here!

    Tony Schiavone: That he’s nothing more than a common scumbag.

    (After a few seconds, The Family leave and head back up the entrance ramp when Goldberg starts getting back to his feet to a round of cheers from the fans! The Family look on but then Jimmy Hart orders them to the back as Goldberg starts getting out of the ring)

    Tony Schiavone: AND THIS ONE MIGHT NOT BE OVER!

    (Goldberg heads after The Family who finally go backstage and then a few seconds later Goldberg exits)

    Tony Schiavone: Well we’ll keep you updated on that situation. Goldberg wins by disqualification here tonight. Certainly not what anybody wanted to see but nevertheless he is your winner. And coming up next, Mike. A match we’ve been waiting to see since it was official, ‘The Natural’ Dustin Rhodes taking on Rick Steiner in a Baltimore City Street Fight.

    Mike Tenay: Ever since the Steiner Brothers put Dusty Rhodes in the hospital, Dustin Rhodes vowed that he would get his revenge in honor of his father. He wants both the Steiner Brothers. Tonight, he’s got one of em.

    Tony Schiavone: Let’s take you to David Penzer for the introduction!

    ~WELL THEY CALL HIM THE NATURAL!~


    (“Natural” starts up and the fans cheer as Dustin Rhodes walks out on stage ringing the cowbell he has in his hands. Dustin Rhodes walks down the aisle as sparks shoot up from the stage)


    David Penzer: This next contest is a BALTIMORE CITY STREET FIGHT! Introducing first… From Austin, Texas… Weighing 238 pounds… ‘THE NATURAL’ DUSTIN RHOOOOODES!

    (Dustin slaps hands with the fans along the way to the ring and then slides inside. Dustin gets to his feet and waves the cowbell around a few times as the music fades)


    ~WELCOME…TO THE…DOOOOOOOOG POUND!~

    (“Welcome To The Jungle” starts up and the fans boo as Rick Steiner walks out on stage ‘Barking’ before heading down the aisle)


    David Penzer: His opponent… From Detroit, Michigan… Weighing 250 pounds… THE DOGFACE GREMLIN’ RIIIIIIIICK STEIIIIIIINERRRRRRRRRR!

    (Steiner heads down the aisle staying focused on the ring but suddenly stops at the barricade, reaches over and grabs a chair from ringside. Steiner holds the chair up at Dustin who tells him to get in the ring with the cowbell. Steiner slides the chair in and then climbs in the ring and picks the chair up and waits in the corner)


    Baltimore City Street Fight

    Dustin Rhodes vs. Rick Steiner


    The bell rings and Rhodes and Steiner continue to stare at each other but now Rhodes attacks with the cowbell but Steiner blocks the attacks with the chair! Rhodes kicks Steiner and Steiner drops the chair and Rhodes kicks him in the head! Steiner rolls out of the ring and now Rhodes goes after him! Rhodes comes up to Steiner and wraps the cowbell rope around his neck and starts choking him! (Cheers!) Rhodes applies more pressure and now grabs Steiner and whips him hard into the barricade! Rhodes stomps Steiner and now picks him up and tosses him over the barricade into the fans! (Cheers!) Rhodes drops the cowbell and goes after Steiner but Steiner grabs a chair and nails Rhodes in the gut and smacks it across his back! Rhodes tumbles on the ground and now Steiner takes the chair and jabs him in the ribs! Steiner now takes the chair and presses it against the throat of Rhodes and now Rhodes starts fighting for air. Steiner releases the hold on Rhodes and now picks him up and nails him with a few right hands and now grabs Rhodes and takes him through the fans. Steiner and Rhodes make their way out through an entrance area and make their way into the hallway of the Baltimore Arena. Steiner takes Rhodes and shoves him hard against the wall and now starts stomping him. Steiner picks Rhodes up and takes him over to a concession stand but Rhodes knees Steiner in the gut and tosses him over the stand! (Cheers!)

    Tony Schiavone: And Rhodes is really putting a beating on Rick Steiner!

    Mike Tenay: Those concession workers are gonna have to be careful. Wonder if the Hardcore Title match later on is going to get out of hand as well.

    Tony Schiavone: There’s no telling how that’s gonna go but out of hand is an understatement.

    Rhodes climbs over the concession stand and grabs a cup of soda and smashes it on Steiner’s head! Steiner staggers up to his feet and now Rhodes starts firing at him with right hands! Steiner throws a few punches back but now Rhodes drops down and lifts him up on the stand. Steiner pushes him off with his legs but Steiner grabs a nearby tray holder AND SMACKS IT ACROSS STEINER’S HEAD! (Cheers!) Steiner drops off the counter and now Rhodes leaps over it and kicks Steiner in the gut. Rhodes makes a cover, 1…2, Steiner kicks out. Rhodes picks Steiner up and takes him down the hall and tosses him head first into a trash can. Rhodes picks the trash can up and starts dumping it out on Steiner! (Cheers!) Steiner crawls away from Rhodes and now gets to his feet and start running off. Rhodes gives chase and chases Steiner over to another gate entrance into the arena. Steiner rounds a corner and Rhodes runs around but gets taken down by a ‘Steinerline’ from Steiner! Steiner stomps Rhodes a few times and now drops down and starts choking him! Steiner picks Rhodes up and takes him down the stairs towards the ring and the midst of fans. Steiner grabs Steiner and whips him into the chairs and Rhodes topples over them. Steiner grabs a chair and smacks it across the back of Rhodes! Steiner makes the cover, 1…2, Rhodes kicks out. Steiner picks Rhodes up and continues to take him towards the ring with a chair in hand. Steiner takes Rhodes over to the barricade and tosses him over. Steiner climbs on the barricade as Rhodes gets to his feet and leaps off with the chair and Rhodes punches him in the gut! Steiner topples on the mat and now Rhodes grabs the chair and now Steiner starts getting to his feet AND RHODES TOSSES THE CHAIR RIGHT INTO STEINER’S HEAD! (Oh!)

    Tony Schiavone: ‘THE NATURAL’ JUST THREW THE CHAIR AT HIM!

    Mike Tenay: And nailed him right between the eyes!

    Rhodes picks Steiner up and tosses him in the ring. Rhodes goes around the ring and now picks up the cowbell he brought in earlier and starts getting in the ring but Steiner decks him with a forearm. Steiner grabs the cowbell and now grabs Rhodes by the head, AND STARTS DIGGING THE COWBELL INTO THE FLESH OF RHODES! (Boos!) Steiner rears back and decks Rhodes in the head with the cowbell and now Rhodes drops down holding his face as blood starts to pour! Steiner picks Rhodes’ head up and starts punching it, causing the wound to open up more. Blood starts oozing down the face of Rhodes after each punch until Steiner finally lets him go. Rhodes collapses in the ring and now Steiner stomps him before starting to bark. (Boos!) Steiner picks Rhodes up and nails him with a few punches and sends him into the corner. Steiner chops Rhodes but now Rhodes starts punching Steiner with jabs. He backs Steiner up with a few jabs and now twirls his hands around, ‘Bionic Elbow!’ Steiner staggers around and Rhodes wraps him up, ‘BULLDOG’ ON STEINER! Rhodes makes the cover, 1…2… Steiner gets the shoulder up! Rhodes reaches over and grabs the cowbell and now starts choking Steiner with it! Rhodes applies more pressure, AND STEINER TAPS OUT!
    Winner: Dustin Rhodes via submission in 16:20
    Tony Schiavone: STEINER TAPS OUT! DUSTIN RHODES WINS THIS THING!

    Aftermath: As “Natural” plays, Dustin Rhodes gets to his feet and raises up the cowbell and his arms in victory. He wipes the blood away from his face and stares at a fallen Rick Steiner. Dustin smirks and then exits the ring and heads back up the entrance ramp.

    Tony Schiavone: He said he dedicated the match to his father, the ‘American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes, I’m sure he is DAMN proud of his son here tonight.

    Mike Tenay: Without question. Despite being completely busted open from that cowbell, Dustin Rhodes fought through the pain and has FINALLY gotten the payback he’s been wanting against Rick Steiner.

    Tony Schiavone: He said he wanted to get both the Steiner Brothers, he’s beaten Rick Steiner tonight which means that there’s just one more left.

    Mike Tenay: And Kevin Nash took care of that. But we’ll see what ‘The Natural’ wants to do.

    Tony Schiavone: Well what we’re gonna do right now is take you backstage because I understand that Stevie Ray, the WCW Hardcore Champion is walking around trying to find Tommy Dreamer. Let’s see if we can get a camera back there…

    Backstage

    (The camera fades backstage where you can see Stevie Ray walking around with a referee. The referee is carrying the Hardcore Title around his shoulder as Stevie Ray carries a broomstick in his hands)


    Stevie Ray: WHERE YOU AT DREAMER!?

    (Stevie Ray continues to walk around when suddenly he rounds a corner and Dreamer nails him with a baseball bat in the ribs!)


    Tony Schiavone: AND THIS MATCH IS UNDER WAY!

    Hardcore Title

    Tommy Dreamer vs. Stevie Ray ©


    After Dreamer nails Stevie Ray in the ribs, Dreamer drops down and starts choking Ray with the bat! Dreamer chokes him for a few seconds and now gets to his feet and pulls Ray. Dreamer takes Ray down the hall and slams him into the wall once or twice and now shoves him to the floor. Ray rolls to a door and now starts getting up and nails Dreamer with a right hand to the gut. Dreamer doubles over and now Ray grabs the door swings it open AND DECKS DREAMER IN THE HEAD! Dreamer falls to the floor and Ray covers, 1…2, Dreamer kicks out. Ray grabs Dreamer and takes him further down the hall and now tosses Dreamer into a catering room. Ray grabs Dreamer and bangs his head against the table! Ray grabs a nearby fork and starts digging it into the forehead of Dreamer! Dreamer screams in pain as blood starts to trickle down his face. Ray punches Dreamer a few times and now brings him off the table and throws him into a table full of food. Ray goes to attack but Dreamer picks up a tray and smacks Ray in the face with it! Ray stumbles around and now Dreamer nails him with a clothesline. Dreamer drops down and covers, 1…2, Ray kicks out. Dreamer gets back to his feet and grabs a nearby sub sandwich on the table and waits for Ray to get back up. Ray gets to his feet and turns around, AND DREAMER BLASTS HIM WITH THE SUB! (Cheers!)

    Tony Schiavone: Well there’s something you don’t see used as a weapon every day!

    Mike Tenay: Talk about food that packs a punch!

    Dreamer grabs Ray and now takes him out of the catering room and starts making their way towards the entrance ramp. Dreamer tosses Ray through the curtain onto the stage and the place erupts. Dreamer stomps Ray and Ray starts toppling down the ramp to the ringside area. Dreamer grabs Ray and tosses him hard into the steel steps and now goes underneath the ring and takes out a trash can filled with objects. Dreamer puts the trash can in the ring and now goes back after Ray who gives him a rake to the eyes. Dreamer stumbles around for a second and now Ray grabs him and tosses him shoulder first into the steel steps! Ray takes a moment to regain his composure and now grabs Dreamer and brings him over to the announcers table and slams his head against it. Ray says ‘I’m gon end this now’ and puts Dreamer on top of the announcers table. Ray climbs up and positions Dreamer for the ‘Slapjack’ (Double Underhook Facebuster) but Dreamer is blocking it. Ray forearms Dreamer a few times in the back and sets him up again but Dreamer back body drops Ray off the announcers table! (Cheers!) Dreamer climbs off the announcers table and now grabs a cable from the cameraman and starts choking Ray with it! Dreamer looks at the fans for a moment and now whips Ray hard into the barricade! Dreamer stomps Ray a few times and now picks him up and slides him in the ring. Dreamer goes under the ring again and this time pulls out a table! Dreamer sets the table up on the outside and now climbs on the apron but Ray nails him with a right hand. Ray wraps Dreamer up and suplexes him inside the ring! Ray covers, 1…2, Dreamer kicks out! Ray questions the count and now goes over and picks up the trash can and dumps its contents out. Ray grabs a cookie sheet and now blasts Dreamer over the head with it! (Oh!) Dreamer topples to the canvas and Ray covers, 1…2… Dreamer kicks out!

    Tony Schiavone: And Stevie Ray is relentless with those shots to the head of Dreamer, and Dreamer is a bloody mess!

    Ray stomps Dreamer and now goes over to the ropes and motions for the ring announcer to hand him a chair which he does. Ray takes the chair and now wedges it in between the turnbuckles. Ray goes over and grabs Dreamer and shoots him to the corner but Dreamer reverses and sends Ray. Ray hits the corner and Dreamer runs up but gets nailed in the head with a boot! Dreamer staggers back and Ray goes for a clothesline but Dreamer ducks it! Ray runs around and Dreamer wraps him up AND SENDS HIM HEAD FIRST INTO THE CHAIR! (Oh!) Dreamer rolls him up, 1…2… Ray kicks out! Dreamer questions the count but now starts punching Stevie Ray in the head. Dreamer goes over and grabs the trash can and now places it over Stevie Rays head! Dreamer grabs a water jug that was in the trash can, AND NOW NAILS THE TRASH CAN WITH STEVIE RAY INSIDE! (Cheers!) Dreamer looks at the crowd for a second and now smiles and tells them to ‘Hold On.’ Dreamer goes over and picks up a baseball bat and takes his shirt off revealing a Cal Ripken jersey. Dreamer then goes in the back of his pocket and pulls out a Batlimore Orioles baseball cap and puts it on. (Dreamer! Dreamer!) Dreamer walks over to the trash can and now measures Ray up, AND HITS THE TRASH CAN WITH THE BAT! (Oh!) Ray falls to the mat as Dreamer yells ‘IT’S OUTTA HERE!’ and then holds his arms out in the air. (ECW! ECW! ECW!) Ray gets out of the trash can and now Dreamer grabs him and takes him over to the ropes. Dreamer goes out to the apron and brings Ray out and sets him up. Dreamer looks out to the crowd and lifts Ray up, PILEDRIVER OFF THE APRON THROUGH THE TABLE! (Holy Shit! Holy Shit!) Dreamer makes the cover, 1…2…3!
    Winner and NEW WCW Hardcore Champion: Tommy Dreamer via pinfall in 16:11
    Aftermath: Dreamer with a smile on his face clutches the Hardcore Title and then gets to his feet and gets a big ovation from the crowd as he raises the belt up. Dreamer clenches the title again and then climbs inside the crowd and starts going through them.

    Tony Schiavone: And with that, Tommy Dreamer is a TWO TIME WCW Hardcore Champion!

    Mike Tenay: What a win for Tommy Dreamer, and you have to question what kind of situation does this put Stevie Ray in. Stevie Ray claims to be the baddest Hardcore Champion around, and Tommy Dreamer has beaten him twice for it.

    Tony Schiavone: Well that remains to be seen, but coming up next, Jeff Jarrett takes on Diamond Dallas Page, but right now let’s go to ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund with the World Heavyweight Champion, Booker T!

    Backstage

    (The camera fades backstage where ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund is standing by with Booker T. Booker T stares into the camera and holds the World Heavyweight Title around his shoulder)


    Gene Okerlund: Thank you gentlemen. Booker T, things have been heating up the last couple of weeks involving you and that World Heavyweight Title. Tonight, you put that belt on the line against the ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair, and ‘The Franchise’ Shane Douglas.

    Booker T: Oh yeah, I can dig that. For a minute now, me and Shane Douglas been having some issues. And I’ll put money on the line, that it ain’t gonna stop until he beats me for this belt. ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair… Him and Shane Douglas been having issues since Douglas came into WCW. Tonight, both of em got a shot at my belt. Far as me and ‘Nature Boy’ goes, we on the same page, and that’s making sure Douglas don’t walk out with this belt.

    Gene Okerlund: For the last two weeks now you and Ric Flair have said that you do not want Douglas to walk away with the victory tonight, but where does that leave you two in terms of opponents against each other?

    (Booker T thinks for a second)


    Booker T: Far as me and Ric go its like dis here. I respect him. Been respectin him since he beat Harley Race in the cage for the World Heavyweight Title… I respect him now, knowing that I hold the gold that he done had 16 times now. If Ric wants this belt for a 17th time, he gon have to beat me for it tonight. Ric, I got nothing but love for ya… But this belt, it’s stayin right where it is. Now can you dig that?

    (Booker T slaps the belt a few times and then walks off)


    Gene Okerlund: I can dig it. MORE ACTION coming your way, take it away Mike and Tony!

    (The camera fades back into the arena)


    ~THE CHOSEN ONE!~

    (“Cowboy (Instrumental)” by Kid Rock starts up and the fans boo as Jeff Jarrett walks out on stage carrying his trusty guitar. Jarrett holds the guitar up and raises his other arm in the air as sparks fly up from the entrance ramp)


    David Penzer: This next contest is scheduled for one fall with a 20 minute time limit. Introducing first, from Nashville, Tennessee… Weighing 232 pounds… ‘THE CHOSEN ONE’ JEFF JAAAAAAAARRETT!

    (Jarrett heads down the aisle staying focused on the ring and climbs inside. Jarrett climbs the turnbuckle and raises the guitar in the air again as the music fades)


    ~SELF HIGH FIVE!~

    (“Self High Five” starts up and the fans cheer as Diamond Dallas Page walks out on stage. DDP walks to the center of the aisle and raises up the ‘Diamond Cutter’ taunt and then throws his hands down and yells ‘Bang’ while fireworks go off)


    David Penzer: HIS OPPONENT! From the Jersey Shore… Weighing 253 pounds… DIAMOND DALLASSSSSSS PAAAAAAAAAGE!

    (DDP heads down the aisle and slaps a few hands along the way before climbing in the ring. Once inside the ring, DDP spins around pointing to the fans and then does another ‘Diamond Cutter’ taunt as the music fades)


    Jeff Jarrett vs. Diamond Dallas Page


    The bell rings and DDP stands in the ring as Jarrett continues to taunt fans at ringside. Jarrett tells the ref to back DDP up and now starts to climb inside the ring. Jarrett and DDP circle up and finally lock up and Jarrett takes him into an arm ringer. Jarrett tightens the hold but now DDP reverses and locks an arm ringer of his own. DDP thrusts his shoulder into Jarrett and takes him to his knee. DDP tightens the hold but now Jarrett gets to his feet and nails DDP with a forearm. DDP releases the hold and now Jarrett nails him with a few chops. Jarrett shoots him to the ropes but DDP reverses and sends Jarrett. Jarrett bounces off and kicks a ducking DDP but DDP grabs the boot! Jarrett starts begging DDP but DDP smiles and shakes his head. DDP spins Jarrett around and gives him a running back elbow! Jarrett gets up and DDP nails him with a clothesline! Jarrett gets to his feet and DDP lifts him up for a body slam but Jarrett slides off and ducks out of the ring. (Boos!) Jarrett stats complaining to the ref as DDP takes a breather. Jarrett gets back in the ring and circles up with DDP. Jarrett and DDP go to lock up but Jarrett ducks around and wraps him up from behind. DDP elbows Jarrett a few times and hits the ropes but Jarrett takes him down with a drop toe hold and floats over into a front face lock. Jarrett screams ‘Ask Him Ref’ as he tightens the hold. Jarrett screams ‘He’s Nothing’ but now DDP starts getting to his feet. DDP gets up and pushes Jarrett in the corner and the ref separates them but Jarrett rakes him in the eyes! (Boos!) Jarrett clubs DDP in the back with a few forearms and now shoots him to the ropes. DDP bounces off and Jarrett nails him with a back elbow and covers, 1… DDP kicks out with authority and gets to his feet and Jarrett throws his hands up begging for DDP not to attack. (Cheers!) DDP lunges at Jarrett but Jarrett ducks out of the ring again but this time DDP gives chase! DDP and Jarrett run around the ring for a second until Jarrett slides in the ring. DDP goes after him but Jarrett clubs DDP with an axe handle and continues to club him. Jarrett picks up DDP and takes him to the corner and starts to stomp him. Jarrett nails him with a few chops and shoots him to the corner. Jarrett runs up but DDP nails him with a back elbow. Jarrett stumbles back and DDP runs out and nails him with a big clothesline! DDP makes the cover, 1…2, Jarrett kicks out.

    Tony Schiavone: And DDP almost picked up the win but Jarrett manages to kick out.

    Mike Tenay: And we know DDP is going to try and wear Jarrett down to hit that ‘Diamond Cutter.’

    Tony Schiavone: One ‘Diamond Cutter’ and it’s over but we also know that with one ‘Stroke’ it could be over as well.

    Mike Tenay: Or one guitar shot.

    Tony Schiavone: Also true!

    DDP picks Jarrett up and nails him with a snap suplex and quickly floats over and covers, 1…2, Jarrett kicks out. DDP picks Jarrett up and nails him with a couple chops and backs Jarrett in the corner. DDP stomps Jarrett a few times and now shoots him to the far side and follows. Jarrett hits the corner and DDP runs in and connects with a clothesline and wraps him up. DDP points out of the corner and the fans cheer as DDP gives him a bulldog! DDP makes the cover, 1…2, Jarrett kicks out. DDP locks Jarrett in an armbar and tightens the hold. Jarrett gets to his feet and DDP nails him with a couple forearms to the back. DDP shoots him to the ropes and Jarrett bounces off. DDP misses a clothesline and Jarrett quickly snatches him up and hits a back suplex! Jarrett makes the cover, 1…2, DDP kicks out. Jarrett punches DDP a few times and now picks him up and gives him a scoop slam. Jarrett hits the ropes and goes for an elbow but DDP moves! Jarrett gets to his feet holding his elbow and now walks over to DDP who hits him in the gut. Jarrett advances again but DDP continues to punch him. DDP gets to his feet and nails Jarrett with a few right hands and shoots him to the ropes. Jarrett bounces off and catches a ducking DDP, swinging neckbreaker! (Boos!) Jarrett covers, 1…2, DDP gets the shoulder up. Jarrett locks DDP in a chin lock and tightens the hold. Jarrett screams ‘Ask Him’ and continues to tighten the hold as DDP starts to fade. The ref checks on DDP and lifts his arm up and it drops! The ref picks his arm up again and again it drops! The ref picks his arm up a third time and it drops but at the last second DDP lifts his arm up and tries to hang on! DDP starts getting to his feet as the fans get behind him! DDP gets to his feet and elbows Jarrett a few times and hits the ropes but Jarrett runs up and nails him with a knee to the gut that turns him inside out! Jarrett makes the cover, 1…2, DDP kicks out. Jarrett stomps DDP a few times and now picks him up and shoots him to the corner. DDP hits hard and now walks out of the corner and Jarrett runs up and misses a clothesline! Jarrett turns around and DDP wraps him up for the ‘Diamond Cutter’ but Jarrett blocks and shoves him off! DDP turns around and Jarrett goes for a clothesline but DDP grabs the arm of Jarrett and spins him around, ‘DIAMOND CUTTER’ ON JARRETT! (Cheers!) DDP and Jarrett are both down but now Jarrett starts to roll towards the ropes. DDP crawls over and drapes an arm over Jarrett, 1…2… Jarrett gets the foot on the ropes!

    Tony Schiavone: And as MUCH as we hate to say it, that was good ring presence shown by Jarrett!

    DDP gets up and stomps Jarrett a few times and now picks him up and nails him with a few chops. DDP takes him to the corner and lifts him up and sits him on top of the turnbuckle. DDP starts climbing but Jarrett nails him with a few right hands and pushes him off. Jarrett drops off the turnbuckle and now runs up but DDP gives him a back body drop! (Cheers!) Jarrett crawls over to the corner and grabs the guitar! Jarrett goes to hit DDP but DDP kicks Jarrett in the gut! DDP picks the guitar up and goes to hit Jarrett but the ref stops him! DDP stops in mid swing and the ref grabs the guitar from him and walks over to the ropes. DDP starts yelling at the ref and now Jarrett comes up from behind DDP, AND GIVES HIM A LOW BLOW! (Boos!) DDP doubles over and now Jarrett rolls him in an inside cradle, AND THE REF JUMPS INTO POSITION, 1…2…3!
    Winner: Jeff Jarrett via pinfall in 15:12
    Aftermath: Jarrett slides out of the ring with his arms raised in victory and makes his way back up the entrance ramp.

    Tony Schiavone: JARRETT SNEAKS AWAY WITH A VICTORY!

    Mike Tenay: DDP went to hit Jarrett with the guitar but the referee intervened and it was the window of opportunity that Jarrett was looking for!

    (After a couple moments, DDP slides out of the ring and takes the guitar and smashes it over the ring steps)

    Tony Schiavone: DDP taking his frustrations out on Jarrett’s guitar but the damage has literally already been done as Jarrett walks out of here with the victory.

    Mike Tenay: But I can almost guarantee you that he’s not going to take this lying down.

    Tony Schiavone: Definitely not. Well now ladies and gentlemen, the moment you’ve been waiting for. Let’s go to Michael Buffer!

    Michael Buffer: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! THIS, is your MAIN EVENT, OF THE EVENING! And it is set for one fall with a 30 minute time limit. And it is for the WCW HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE WORLD! ARE YOU READY!?!?!?!

    (The fans cheer)

    Michael Buffer: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND! ARE… YOU… RRRRREADY!

    (The fans cheer and get louder)

    Michael Buffer: For the thousands in attendance… And the millions watching at home…. LLLLLLLET’S GET READY TO RUMBLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLE!

    ~WE MUST REMAIN… PERFECT STRANGERS!~


    (“Perfect Strangers” starts up and the fans boo as Shane Douglas walks out on stage. Douglas holds up the ‘Triple Threat’ sign and heads down the aisle)


    Michael Buffer: Introducing first… From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania… Weighing 249 pounds… He is the leader of the ‘Triple Threat’, he is ‘THE FRANCHISE’ SHAAAAAAAAAANE DOUGLAS!

    (Douglas heads down the aisle looking at some of the fans in the front row but otherwise staying focused. Douglas climbs on the apron and then climbs in the ring. Douglas stretches out against the ropes for a second before climbing the turnbuckle and raising the ‘Triple Threat’ sign once more as the music fades)


    ~WOOOOOOOOOO!~

    (“Dawn” starts up and the fans cheer as Ric Flair walks out on stage and takes a moment to stop and spin around showing off his robe and then gives a loud ‘Woooo’ as sparks fly out)


    Michael Buffer: His opponent… From Charlotte, North Carolina… Weighing 243 pounds… He is the former 16 time Heavyweight Champion of the world… He is the master of the ‘Figure 4.’ He is the ‘NATURE BOY’ RIIIIIIIIC FLAAAAAAAAAAIR!

    (Flair heads down the aisle and keeps his eyes on Douglas as he enters the ring. Flair continues to stare down Douglas as he takes his robe off and then starts to stretch out)


    ~DON’T HATE THE PLAYA… HATE THE GAME!~

    (“Rap Sheet” starts up and the fans cheer as Booker T walks out on stage with the World Title strapped around his waist. Booker T raises his hands in the air as fire shoots out from the stage)


    Michael Buffer: And their opponent… From 110th Street in Harlem, New York… Weighing 250 pounds… THE WCW HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WORLD! BOOKERRRRRRR T!

    (Booker T heads down the aisle and slaps a few hands along the way before climbing inside the ring. Booker T climbs on the turnbuckle and ‘Raises The Roof’ as the fans cheer him on. Booker jumps off the turnbuckle and stares down both his opponents as he takes off the World Title and hands it to the ref)


    World Heavyweight Title

    Shane Douglas vs. Ric Flair vs. Booker T ©


    The bell rings and the fans start to cheer louder as all 3 men stare at each other as they circle up. All 3 measure each other up but now Douglas quickly nails Flair with a kick to the gut and nails him with a big right hand that staggers Flair to the corner. Booker goes after Douglas but Douglas is quick to react and ducks around Booker and wraps him up from behind. Booker elbows Douglas a few times and now nails him with a few right hands. Booker shoots Douglas to the ropes and ducks down and Douglas leaps over him. Booker turns around and Douglas takes him down with a back elbow. Douglas turns around and Flair nails him with a few knife edge chops! (Wooo!) Flair shoots him to the ropes but Douglas reverses. Flair bounces off and blocks a hip toss from Douglas. Flair goes for a hip toss of his own but Douglas blocks that. Douglas goes for a clothesline but Flair ducks under it. Douglas turns around and Flair picks him up and hits him with a scoop slam! Flair makes the cover, 1… Douglas kicks out. Flair grabs Douglas and takes him to the corner and nails him with a knife edge chop. (Wooo!) Flair shoots Douglas to the far side but Douglas reverses and sends Flair. Flair hits the corner and Douglas runs up and gets hit with a back elbow from Flair. Douglas staggers out and turns around and Booker grabs him and locks in an arm ringer and quickly nails him with a hook kick! (Cheers!) Booker drops down and covers, 1…2, Douglas kicks out. Booker gets to his feet and Flair walks up and Booker gets on the defense but Flair backs off and motions for the two of them to get Douglas. Booker nods in agreement and now picks Douglas up and nails him with a right hands. Douglas turns around and Flair nails him with a right hand! Douglas turns around and Booker nails him with a right hand! Douglas turns around and Flair nails him with a chop! (Wooo!) Douglas turns around and Booker nails him with a chop! (Wooo!) Douglas turns around and Flair nails him with a knife edge chop! (Wooo!) Douglas turns around and Booker hits him with a scoop slam. Booker looks at the fans for a second and then hits the ropes and nails Douglas with a knee drop! (Cheers!) Booker covers, 1…2, Flair pulls Booker off! Booker gets a mean look in his eyes and then Flair picks Douglas up and hits a scoop slam. Flair looks at Booker and says ‘This Is How Ya Do It’ and now hits the ropes and hits a patented Flair knee drop on Douglas! (Cheers!) Flair goes for the cover, 1…2, Booker pulls Flair off!

    Tony Schiavone: And both Flair and Booker T working as a team so far, beating Douglas down like a rag doll, but neither of em want the other to get the pinfall.

    Mike Tenay: Any one of these men is a 3 count away from becoming the World Heavyweight Champion, or in Booker T’s case, still the champion. And it’s obvious right now that Booker T and Flair are about to butt heads!

    Flair and Booker stare at one another and now get nose to nose. Flair and Booker start getting more heated and now Booker shoves Flair! Flair shoves him back! Booker shoves Flair again and now Flair gives him a ‘Wooo!’ right to his face and Booker decks him with a right hand, and another, and another! Booker shoots Flair to the ropes and goes for a clothesline but misses. Booker turns around and Flair starts doing the strut. (Cheers!) Flair slicks his hair back and let’s out another ‘Woooo!’ as does the fans. Booker runs up but Flair sidesteps him and sends him to the outside! (Cheers!) Douglas starts getting up and now Flair walks over and nails him with a few right hands and backs him against the ropes. Flair shoots Douglas off but Douglas reverses. Flair bounces off and Douglas goes for a kick but Flair catches it! Flair shakes his head and spins Douglas around and wraps him up, back suplex! Flair covers, 1…2, Douglas kicks out. Flair now grabs the leg of Douglas and starts working it over. Flair locks Douglas in a leg lock and tightens the hold but Booker slides back in and kicks Flair in the head! Booker grabs Flair and takes him to the corner and stomps him a few times. Flair drops down and Booker continues to stomp him until he rolls out of the ring. Booker turns around and Douglas runs up and knees him in the gut. Douglas nails a couple of forearms to the back of Booker and now takes him to the corner and starts choking him. Flair slides back in the ring but Douglas sees him and quickly stomps him in the head and continues to stomp him. Douglas picks Flair up and nails him with a chop, and another, and another! Douglas shoots Flair to the ropes and Douglas hits Flair with a powerslam! Douglas makes the cover, 1…2, Flair kicks out. Douglas gets back to his feet but Booker grabs him and tosses him to the outside! (Cheers!) Booker goes after Douglas now and nails him with a few punches. Douglas staggers over to the guardrail and now Booker runs up but Douglas lifts him up AND DROPS HIM ON THE GUARDRAIL! (Oh!) Booker drops to the floor clenching his chest and now Douglas starts stomping away on him. Flair slides to the outside and turns Douglas around and starts chopping him! (Wooo!) Flair punches Douglas a few times and now grabs him and tosses him hard into the guardrail! Douglas screams in pain and starts walking away as Flair follows behind him. Flair grabs Douglas but Douglas nails him with a knee to the gut. Douglas grabs Flair now and tosses him hard into the guardrail! Flair clenches his back in pain and now Douglas grabs him and continues to drive him back into the guardrail! Douglas slides in and out of the ring start the count over and continues to stomp Flair in the back. Douglas picks Flair up and now lifts him in a bearhug, AND RUNS HIM BACK FIRST INTO THE STEEL POST! (Boos!)

    [size=4] Tony Schiavone: And Ric Flair is in bad shape now as Douglas is staying focused on the back of Flair.

    Mike Tenay: And we both know that Flair has had problems with his back ever since that fateful plane crash years ago that everybody said Flair would never wrestle again!

    Tony Schiavone: Well he’s been doing this for twenty plus years but if Douglas keeps focusing on the back like he is, Flair isn’t gonna be wrestling anymore, that’s for sure!

    Douglas picks Flair up and rolls him back in the ring and now crawls in and makes the cover, 1…2, Flair kicks out. Douglas shrugs it off and now starts choking Flair. Booker starts getting back to his feet and now Douglas locks Flair in a seated abdominal stretch. Douglas adds more pressure but now releases it as Booker slides back in the ring. Booker gets to his feet and Douglas runs up and nails a double axe handle to the back of Booker. Douglas picks him up and nails him with a few right hands and takes him to the corner. Douglas picks Booker up and sits him on the turnbuckle and slaps him! (Boos!) Douglas climbs up and looks to the crowd and now sets Booker up for a superplex but Booker holds on! Booker starts fighting back and shoves Douglas off! Douglas staggers in the ring and now turns around and runs up but gets kicked in the face by Booker! Douglas staggers around again and now Booker is perched up top, ‘HEAT SEEKER’ (Missile Dropkick) on Douglas! (Cheers!) Booker covers, 1…2, Douglas kicks out. Booker stomps Douglas and now Flair is up and Booker kicks him in the gut and clubs him in the back. Booker whips Flair to the corner and Flair flips over the ropes onto the apron and runs to the other side. Flair runs up the turnbuckle but Booker catches him! Flair screams and shakes his head and now Booker throws him off and Flair hits hard on the mat! Flair screams in pain and now starts getting to his feet. Flair gets up and turns around, ‘HARLEM SIDEKICK’ (Jumping Calf Kick) ON FLAIR! (Oh!) Douglas makes the cover, 1…2…Douglas breaks the count! Douglas picks Booker up and nails him with a right hand. Douglas shoots Booker to the ropes but Douglas reverses. Booker bounces off the ropes and catches a ducking Douglas and goes for a backslide! Douglas is fighting for leverage but Booker slides him down and pins his shoulders, 1…2… Douglas kicks out! Booker manages to get to his feet and Douglas starts getting up, ‘SCISSOR KICK’ FROM BOOKER MISSES AS DOUGLAS MOVES! Booker turns around and Douglas wraps him up, ‘BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!’ (Oh!) Douglas makes the cover, 1…2… Booker kicks out! (Cheers!)

    Tony Schiavone: And we almost had a new champion!

    Mike Tenay: Booker went for the big ‘Scissor Kick’ to no avail and Douglas quickly hit him with a big belly to belly but Booker T somehow managed to kick out!

    Tony Schiavone: And what a Main Event this has turned out to be. All 3 of these men want to walk out as champion, they’re giving each other hell out there.

    Douglas punches Booker a few times on the mat and now gets to his feet and sees Flair getting up. Douglas goes over to Flair and Flair nails him with a punch to the gut, and another, and Flair starts punching Douglas now! Flair nails him with a barrage of right and left hands and now shoots Douglas to the corner. Douglas hits the corner and Flair runs up but catches a boot from Douglas! Flair staggers and now Douglas grabs him and nails a backbreaker! (Oh!) Flair screams in pain and Douglas covers, 1…2… Flair kicks out. Douglas questions the count but now picks Flair up but Flair rolls him in an inside cradle, 1…2… Douglas kicks out! Flair gets to his feet but Douglas levels him with a clothesline! Douglas taunts the fans for a moment and now picks Flair up and nails him with a slam. Douglas points to the top rope and now Douglas starts climbing up. Douglas gets on the top but Booker comes up and crotches Douglas! (Cheers!) Booker climbs up top with Douglas but Douglas starts fighting him off and pushes him off! Booker hits hard but now Flair comes up and decks Douglas with a forearm! Flair climbs up top with Douglas and he sets him up, SUPERPLEX! (Cheers!) All 3 are down but now Flair drapes an arm over Douglas, 1…2… Booker breaks the count! (Cheers!)

    Tony Schiavone: And AGAIN we almost had a new champion. And if it weren’t for Booker T, Ric Flair would be celebrating right now as a 17 time World Champion.

    Mike Tenay: But Booker T said he wasn’t giving up that title just yet, and luckily for him he had great ring presence on that.

    Tony Schiavone: They’ve been going at it for well over 15 minutes now. You know all of em are tired which makes things dead even in the chase. Who’s going to win at this point?

    Mike Tenay: That is the question but who’s gonna have the answer?

    Flair gets to his feet but Booker nails him with a few chops. Booker shoots Flair to the corner and Flair hits hard. Booker runs up and nails him with a big forearm to the side of the head and now Flair staggers out of the corner ready for a fight, AND DROPS FACE FIRST! (Cheers!) Booker looks to the fans and now starts ‘Raising The Roof’ and waits for Flair to get to his feet. Flair starts getting up and Booker hits the ropes, ‘SCISSOR KICK’ CONNECTS! (Cheers!) Booker breakdances to a knee and holds his hand up and starts shaking his head as the fans get behind him! (Cheers!) Booker gets to his feet but Douglas grabs him and tosses him to the outside! Douglas scurries over and covers Flair, 1…2… Flair gets the shoulder up! Douglas picks Flair up and nails him with a few right hands and shoots him to the ropes but Flair reverses. Douglas bounces off and ducks a clothesline from Flair. Flair turns around and Douglas grabs him, ‘FRANCHISER’ (Shoulder Jawbreaker) ON FLAIR! (Oh!) Douglas makes the cover, 1….2…3 NO! FLAIR KICKS OUT! Douglas can’t believe it and now gets to his feet and looks at the fans in shock. Flair still down on the mat and now Douglas looks at him and smiles. Douglas looks back at the fans and now does a breaking motion with his hands and screams ‘I’m Gonna Break Him!’ Douglas grabs Flair’s leg and now goes for the ‘Figure 4’ but Flair kicks him off, AND DOUGLAS RUNS INTO BOOKER T AND BOOKER GRABS HIM! Douglas struggles and breaks out of the hold and grabs Booker by the head and drops him throat first on the ropes! Booker falls to the floor and now Douglas turns around and Flair wraps him up, INSIDE CRADLE, 1…2…3!
    Winner and NEW WCW World Heavyweight Champion: Ric Flair via pinfall in 19:37
    Tony Schiavone: GOOD GOD HE DID IT! HE DID IT! RIC FLAIR IS WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION FOR THE 17TH TIME!

    Mike Tenay: THESE BALTIMORE FANS ARE GOING NUTS! RIC FLAIR IS ON TOP OF THE WORLD ONCE AGAIN!

    Aftermath: Flair is handed the World Heavyweight Title where he clenches it against his chest smiling with the fans on their feet giving him a standing ovation. Booker T climbs back inside the ring looking frustrated as he and Flair stare at one another. After a few moments, Booker T walks over to Flair and extends his hand. Flair shakes it and the two hug for a moment before Booker T raises Ric Flair’s arm in victory. The camera pans out to the entrance ramp where you see Shane Douglas looking back at the ring and saying ‘It’s Still Not Over’ before walking backstage.

    Tony Schiavone: What a night it’s been. And what a night for Ric Flair. Now a 17 time World Heavyweight Champion. Words just can’t express what a tremendous accomplishment that is. I’m sure we’ll be hearing from him tomorrow night on Nitro. For Mike Tenay, I’m Tony Schiavone, we’ll see you tomorrow night!

    (The camera fades with Ric Flair continuing to celebrate in the ring)


    (FADE TO WCW LOGO)

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    Monday, June 18th 2001







    (A video package from the Great American Bash airs with the end showing Ric Flair winning the World Heavyweight Championship. Afterwards, the camera fades inside the MCI Center where fireworks and pyro starts going off on the stage. The camera pans around the arena and then stops at the announcers table where Tony Schiavone and Mike Tenay are standing by)


    Tony Schiavone: WELCOME EVERYONE TO THE MCI CENTER IN WASHINGTON, DC! I’m Tony Schiavone alongside with Mike Tenay. And that video package you just saw was what happened last night in Baltimore. And fans, the biggest shock of the night last night, Ric Flair, the ‘Nature Boy’ is once again World Heavyweight Champion, for an unprecedented 17th time.

    Mike Tenay: Ric Flair, Booker T and Shane Douglas went all out in the Main Event, but in the end, Ric Flair out of nowhere rolled Douglas up in an inside cradle for the 3 count, and once again Ric Flair is on top of the world.

    Tony Schiavone: And we will hear from Ric Flair later on tonight. But first let’s run down the card for tonight.

    Mike Tenay: Well as always we have a jam packed card for tonight. We’re gonna see a Fatal 4 Way match between AJ Styles, Kash, Kaz Hayashi and Jason Jett. Buff Bagwell takes on Chuck Palumbo. Team America take on the Impact Players, and Chavo Guerrero defends the Cruiserweight Title.

    Tony Schiavone: All that and more, let’s go to the ring and kick things off with a bang as Papi Chulo takes on Blitzkrieg! Take it away David Penzer!


    ~AY PAPIIIIIIII!~



    (Papi Chulo” starts up and the fans don’t give much of a reaction as Papi Chulo walks out on stage and starts heading down the aisle)


    David Penzer: Ladies and gentlemen this opening contest is set for one fall with a 15 minute time limit. Introducing first, from Tijuana, Mexico… Weighing 190 pounds… PAPIIIIII CHULOOOOO!


    (Chulo climbs inside the ring and starts running the ropes as the music fades into “Satans Sister” and the fans cheer as Blitzkrieg walks out on stage and starts heading down the aisle)


    David Penzer: HIS OPPONENT, from The Cosmos… Weighing 179 pounds… THIS IS BLITZKRIEEEEEEEG!


    (Blitzkrieg slaps a few hands along the way and then climbs inside the ring and starts getting ready as the music fades)






    Papi Chulo vs. Blitzkrieg


    The bell rings and Chulo and Blitzkrieg circle and lock up. Chulo locks Blitzkrieg in an arm ringer and takes him down with an arm drag and tightens the hold. Blitzkrieg gets to a knee and rolls on the mat and locks in an arm ringer. Chulo rolls on the mat and trips up Blitzkrieg and covers, 1, Blitzkrieg kicks out. Both get to their feet and Chulo hits a headlock takeover and tightens the hold but Blitzkrieg grabs Chulo and brings him into a leg scissors. Chulo rolls on top of Blitzkrieg for the cover, 1…2, Blitzkrieg kicks out. Both get to their feet and Chulo wraps Blitzkrieg in an arm ringer. Blitzkrieg rolls on their feet and slaps Chulo’s arm away and goes for a kick but Chulo catches him. Chulo lifts him up and Blitzkrieg backflips to his feet! Chulo goes for a clothesline but Blitzkrieg ducks and hits the ropes. Chulo turns around and Blitzkrieg hits a tilt-a-whirl headscissors! (Cheers!) Chulo slides out of the ring and gets his bearings but now Blitzkrieg runs up the turnbuckle and dives out onto Chulo! (Cheers!) Blitzkrieg picks Chulo up and slides him back in the ring and covers, 1…2, Chulo kicks out. Blitzkrieg picks him up and nails him with a few chops. Blitzkrieg shoots him to the corner and runs up but catches a back elbow. Blitzkrieg staggers out and Chulo climbs up and leaps from the second rope and hits a hurricanrana! (Cheers!) Chulo covers, 1…2, Blitzkrieg kicks out.

    Tony Schiavone: And right off the bat we’re seeing some big high flying aerial maneuvers from both competitors.

    Mike Tenay: And at this point its hard to pick a winner. Right now it’s about who wants it more. And Chulo has the upper hand.

    Chulo picks Blitzkrieg up and nails a few chops and shoots him to the ropes. Blitzkrieg bounces off and Chulo hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker! Chulo covers, 1…2, Blitzkrieg kicks out. Chulo picks him up and takes him to the corner and rams his head against the buckle. Chulo chops Blitzkrieg a few times and shoots him to the corner. Chulo runs up behind Blitzkrieg and who lifts himself up on the turnbuckle and Chulo catches him by the legs. Blitzkrieg scales the ropes and spins off and hits a headscissors! Chulo gets to his feet and runs up but catches a spin kick to the gut. Blitzkrieg kicks Chulo a few times in the thighs and hits a leg sweep! Chulo lands hard and Blitzkrieg turns around and hits a standing moonsault! Blitzkrieg covers, 1…2, Chulo kicks out. Blitzkrieg picks him up and hits him with a few punches and shoots him to the ropes. Chulo bounces off and ducks a clothesline and wraps him up from behind and hits a back suplex! Chulo points to the corner and now starts climbing up but Blitzkrieg gets to his feet. Chulo is almost at the top but Blitzkrieg runs up and leaps and kicks him in the head! Chulo topples to the mat and now Blitzkrieg climbs up to the top, ‘SKY TWISTER PRESS’ (Corkscrew 450 Splash) and the cover, 1…2…3!

    Winner: Blitzkrieg via ‘Sky Twister Press’ in 8:07


    Tony Schiavone: And Blitzkrieg picks up the victory!

    Mike Tenay: He never ceases to amaze the fans! This kid has future Cruiserweight Champion written all over him.

    Tony Schiavone: I don’t doubt that… And right now we’re about to take our first commercial… Wait a second, I’m being told there’s a limo parked outside, let’s go backstage and see what’s going on…


    Backstage






    (The camera fades backstage to the parking lot where a limo is parked outside. The limo driver opens up the door and suddenly six gorgeous women step out of the limo wearing top notch dresses. After the last one gets out of the limo, out steps a smiling Ric Flair wearing a custom suit and holding the World Heavyweight Title around his shoulder)


    Ric Flair: WOOOOOO! GIRLS, WE’RE GONNA HAVE SOME FUN, TO-NIGHT!

    Tony Schiavone: THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION IS IN THE BUILDING!

    Mike Tenay: He certainly knows how to make an entrance!

    Tony Schiavone: Don’t go away, we’ll be back!


    (COMMERCIAL)



    (The camera fades back inside the arena)


    Tony Schiavone: Welcome back fans. Before we left, you saw the new World Heavyweight Champion walking inside the arena, and just moments ago ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund came out to the ring, which can only mean one thing…

    Mike Tenay: You know what it means, I know what it means, these fans know what it means. LET’S GO TO THE RING!

    Tony Schiavone: Take it away, Gene!


    In Ring Segment






    (The camera fades down to the ring where ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund is standing by)


    Gene Okerlund: Fans, you’ll have to excuse me for a moment I’m a little unprepared. During the commercial break, I was told to get to the ring as soon as possible. And now at this time would you PLEASE WELCOME my guest at this time… THE NOW 17 TIMES WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION… THE ‘NATURE BOY’ RIC… FLAIR!


    ~WOOOOOOO!~



    (“Dawn” starts up and the fans cheer as the women from earlier walk out on stage smiling. Each of the women pair off on separate sides of the stage and then start clapping as Ric Flair walks out on stage carrying the World Heavyweight Title around his shoulder. Flair lets out a ‘Woooo!’ and then holds his arms out for two of the women to grab onto while the others latch onto the women)


    Tony Schiavone: Does this man know how to make an entrance or what?

    Mike Tenay: Ya gotta speak up Tony, I’m kinda distracted.

    Tony Schiavone: Oh boy.


    (Flair and the ladies head down the aisle and Flair proceeds to escort them all up the stairs smiling and gawking at each of them. Flair then climbs inside the ring and struts around for a second until the music fades)


    Gene Okerlund: ‘Nature Boy’ I never thought I’d see the day. But last night, you have done something that will probably NEVER be done again. You captured the World Heavyweight Title for an unprecedented 17 times… Honestly I’ve got no questions, the stage is yours…


    (The fans cheer as Flair looks on)


    Ric Flair: ‘MEEEEEEEEEAN’ WOOOOOOOOOOO! BY GOD HAVE MERCY GENE! Last night I was at the Hilton, sound asleep in my bed. And I had this dream. I dreamt that I walked into the Great American Bash… I dreamt that I beat Shane Douglas and Booker T… And I became the World Heavyweight Champion ONCE AGAIN! And then I woke up. And when I woke up I had a huge headache. I got up to use the bathroom, and what do I see but beer cans, champagne bottles, holes in the walls, these girls standing in this ring, they’re gorgeous aren’t they, Gene?

    Gene Okerlund: Very.

    Ric Flair: I SAW THESE GIRLS, and THREE OTHERS passed out on the floor, on the couch, in the bathtub. And after I finally splashed some water on my face and got my head together. I finally realized that my dream was a reality. I am ONCE AGAIN the World, WOOOOOOOO! HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!


    (The fans cheer)


    Ric Flair: The saying goes that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks… But let me tell you, let me tell these people here tonight, around the world, and especially to the boys in the back… I may be old… But I can still kick some ass.


    (The fans cheer as Flair starts up another strut. Flair struts for a few seconds and then comes back to the microphone)


    Ric Flair: LAST NIGHT WAS WITHOUT QUESTION A DEFINING MOMENT IN MY CAREER! I went to the Great American Bash with one thing in mind, and that was to make sure Shane Douglas didn’t walk out with the World Title. I did what I said I was gonna do, but I got a bonus plan out of it, and I am once again the World Champion. I can’t say it enough. I am the World Heavyweight Champion, which means THAT I’M BACK ON TOP! I’M BACK IN THE GAME! With this belt, to put it short, I’m the man. But ‘Mean’ Gene, you know as well as I do that with this belt, I’m nothing more than a marked target. And I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, to be the man, WOOOOO! You gotta beat the man. So everybody in the back, go ahead and take a number and get in line. Now ‘Mean’ Gene, if you’ll excuse me. Me and the girls got a little bit more celebrating to do in the back.

    Gene Okerlund: THANK YOU ‘NATURE BOY’ WE’LL BE BACK!


    (Flair struts for a moment as his theme plays and then starts to help the ladies out of the ring as the camera fades)



    (COMMERCIAL)



    (The camera fades back into the arena)


    Tony Schiavone: Alright, welcome back fans and we’re just about set for some more high flying action as it’s going to be a Fatal 4 Way between Air Styles, Kash, Jason Jett and Kaz Hayashi, let’s go to the ring!


    (The camera fades down to the ring)



    (“Japanese Music” begins playing and the fans cheer as Leia Meow walks out on stage followed by Kaz Hayashi who stares at the fans for a moment before he and Meow start heading down the aisle)


    David Penzer: This contest is set for one fall with a 15 minute time limit. Introducing first, being accompanied by Leia Meow… From Tokyo, Japan… Weighing 190 pounds… KAZ HAYASHIIIII!


    (Hayashi climbs on the apron and then jumps inside the ring and tosses his robe to the outside and holds up his arms as the music fades)



    ~I SEE THE SUN, SHINING, DOWN ON ME!~



    (“Down On Me” by Jackyl stars up and the fans cheer as Jason Jett walks out on stage and starts heading down the aisle)


    David Penzer: His opponent… From Atlantic City, New Jersey… Weighing 239 pounds… JAAAAAASON JETT!


    (Jett slaps a few hands along the way and slides inside the ring. Jett climbs up the turnbuckle and raises his arms in the air as the music fades)



    ~DOLLA DOLLA BILL YA’LL!~



    (“Kash Money” starts up and the fans cheer as Kash walks out on stage holding his arms up in victory)


    David Penzer: Their opponent… From Johnson City, Tennessee… Weighing 202 pounds… KAAAAAAAASH!


    (Kash heads down the aisle slapping a few hands along the way and slides into the ring. Kash climbs on the turnbuckle and throws his hat into the crowd and raises his arms up in victory again as the music fades)



    ~WHEN I GET LOOSE!~



    (“Loose” by Primer 55 starts up and the fans cheer as Air Styles walks out on the stage. Styles clinches his fist together and heads down the aisle)


    David Penzer: Their opponent… From Gainesville, Georgia… Weighing 215 pounds… AIRRRRR STYLES!


    (Styles slaps a few hands along the way and then climbs on the apron and up the turnbuckle. Styles looks around at the fans and then jumps in the ring and starts getting ready as the music fades)





    Kaz Hayashi vs. Jason Jett vs. Kash vs. Air Styles


    The bell rings and Kash and Styles start things out. Styles and Kash lock up and Styles locks Kash in an arm ringer and hits an arm drag and tightens the hold. Kash rolls to his feet and drops down and hits an arm drag on Styles. Both get to their feet and Styles hits a Japanese arm drag. Both back up and Kash hits a Japanese arm drag. Kash gets up first and runs up to Styles who trips him up and covers, 1, Kash kicks out. Styles gets up and Kash trips him up and covers, 1, Styles kicks out. Both get back to their feet and Kash kicks Styles in the gut. Kash hits the ropes and leaps up nailing a hurricanrana! (Cheers!) Styles rolls out of the ring and now Kash runs up and hits a suicide dive through the ropes onto Styles! (Cheers!) Kash and Styles are down on the outside and now Jett and Hayashi jump in the ring and begin to brawl. Kaz nails Jett with a few kicks to the thighs and shoots him to the ropes. Jett bounces off and Kaz nails him with a spinning heel kick. Kaz gets to his feet and now goes over to the turnbuckle and climbs up. Kaz perches himself at the top, and dives onto Styles and Kash! (Cheers!) Jett is the only one left in the ring and now Jett goes to the outside and climbs up the turnbuckle. Styles, Kash and Kaz are up, AND JETT MOONSAULTS ONTO EVERYONE! (Holy Shit! Holy Shit!) All 4 men are down on the outside but now Styles gets to his feet and grabs Kash and slides him back in the ring. Kash gets to his feet and Styles nails him with a few right hands and shoots him to the ropes. Kash bounces off and Styles hits a spin kick to the gut. Styles hits the ropes and nails a running neckbreaker! Styles covers, 1…2, Kash kicks out. Styles picks Kash up and takes him to the corner and stomps him a few times and makes the tag to Kaz. Kaz climbs in and kicks Kash a few times in the corner and shoots him to the far side. Kash hits the corner and Kaz runs up but gets nailed by a boot to the face! Kaz stumbles back and Kash leaps off the turnbuckle and hits a hurricanrana! (Cheers!) Kaz gets to his feet but Kash nails him with a dropkick and makes the cover, 1…2, Kaz kicks out.

    Tony Schiavone: And so far things are pretty evenly matched between all 4 of these men with the exception of Jason Jett who hasn’t really done anything except for hitting that big moonsault on the outside.

    Mike Tenay: And what a moonsault it was. Something to definitely watch again on the highlight reels.

    Kash picks Kaz up and nails him with a few chops and takes him to the corner and makes the tag to Jett. Jett motions for Kash to do something and now Kash grabs Kaz and hits him with a big snap suplex. Jett moves over to the other side of the ring and leaps and hits a slingshot leg drop! Jett makes the cover, 1…2, Kaz kicks out. Jett picks Kaz up and takes him to the corner and nails him with a few chops. Jett shoots him to the far side but Kaz reverses and sends Jett. Jett hits the corner and Kaz runs up and nails him with a dropkick! (Oh!) Jett topples to the mat and now Kaz hits the ropes and nails a quick elbow drop and makes the cover, 1…2, Jett kicks out. Kaz picks Jett up and takes him to the ropes and makes the tag to Styles. Styles climbs in the ring and they shoot Jett to the ropes but Jett slides out of the ring onto the apron. Kaz runs up and Jett drops down and sends Kaz to the outside! Styles runs up and goes for a right hand but Jett blocks it and nails him with a big right hand. Styles stumbles around for a moment, ‘AFTERBURNER’ (Slingshot Somersault Clothesline) ON STYLES! (Cheers!) Jett makes the cover, 1…2, Styles kicks out. Jett picks Styles up and takes him to the corner and nails him with a few shoulders to the gut. Jett picks Styles up and sets him on the turnbuckle and climbs up top. Jett tries to superplex Styles but Styles blocks it. Styles jabs Jett in the ribs a few times and now shoves him off and Jett lands hard. Jett gets back to his feet and runs up but Styles gives him a kick to the face. Styles perches himself and leaps off BUT JETT DROPKICKS HIM! (Oh!) Jett makes the cover, 1…2, Kash makes the save!

    Tony Schiavone: A desperation move from Jett and he almost took the victory but Kash manages to make the save!

    Mike Tenay: It’s every man for himself. One three count gets the win and at this point I think you can literally say that Kash and Hayashi are the freshest of the four.

    Jett picks Styles up and nails him with a couple of punches and shoots him to the ropes. Styles bounces off and Kash makes the blind tag. Jett kicks Styles on the rebound and sets him up for the ‘Crash Landing’ but shoves him away and gets nailed by a springboard dropkick from Kash! Kash makes the cover, 1…2, Kaz makes the save! Kaz drags Jett to the ropes and tags himself into the match and now Kaz runs up and starts stomping Kash. Kaz picks Kash up and nails him with a couple of kicks to the thigh and forces him to drop to a knee. Kaz measures him up and nails him with a roundhouse kick! (Oh!) Kaz covers, 1…2, Kash kicks out! Kaz picks Kash up and takes him to the corner and now lifts him up and slams him down. Kaz makes a cut throat sign and now climbs the turnbuckle. Kaz perches himself up, ‘SENTON BOMB’ MISSES! Kash rolls away at the last second and Kaz rolls around in pain! Kaz rolls to the corner and now Styles tags himself into the match. Styles runs up and nails Kash in the corner with a few forearms and shoots him to the far side. Kash hits the corner and Styles runs up and nails a clothesline! Kash stumbles out of the corner and Styles leaps out of the ring, SPRINGBOARD FOREARM! Styles covers, 1…2… Kash kicks out. Styles questions the count but now Styles picks up Kash and Kash nails him with a few forearms and backs him to the ropes and Jett makes the tag on Styles. Kash shoots Styles off but Styles reverses. Kash bounces off and Styles hits a dropkick! Styles gets to his feet and Jett grabs him and tosses him over the ropes and Styles lands on Kaz! Jett waits for Kash to get to his feet and signals for the end! Kash gets up and Jett kicks him in the gut. Jett wraps him up for the ‘Crash Landing’ but Kash spins out of it and kicks Jett in the gut, ‘MONEY MAKER’ (Double Underhook Piledriver) ON JETT! THE COVER, 1…2…3!

    Winner: Kash via ‘Money Maker’ in 11:13


    Tony Schiavone: KASH GETS THE VICTORY!

    Mike Tenay: What a counter from Kash to hit the ‘Money Maker’ on Jett for the win! That’s sure to give him a boost in the rankings!

    Tony Schiavone: Without question. All four of these men are without question the future of this company and this sport, that was a hell of a match! Stay tuned fans we’ll be back for more action!


    (COMMERCIAL)



    (The camera fades back inside the arena where Chuck Palumbo and Sean O’Hare are climbing inside the ring)


    Tony Schiavone: Welcome back fans and as you can see we’re just about set for our next match pitting Chuck Palumbo against Buff Bagwell. It was last night at the Great American Bash that both the Thrillers and Totally Buff challenged Kronik for the Tag Team Titles. Of course Kronik won the match and retained the titles.

    Mike Tenay: And this feud between the Thrillers and Totally Buff is heating up big time. Let’s see what happens.


    ~BUFF… DADDY!~



    (“Buff Daddy” starts up and the fans boo as Buff Bagwell walks out on stage strutting with Liz and Luger walking out behind him. Buff struts to the middle of the entrance way and then drops down to a knee and flexes as fireworks go off in the background)


    David Penzer: His opponent… Being accompanied by Liz and Lex Luger… From Marietta, Georgia… Weighing 247 pounds… BUFF ‘THE STUFF’ BAGWELLLLLLL!


    (Buff heads down the aisle and climbs inside the ring. Once in the ring Buff circles around pointing a finger at the fans and then flexes once more as the music fades)






    Chuck Palumbo vs. Buff Bagwell


    The bell rings and Bagwell and Palumbo circle up and lock up. Bagwell goes behind Palumbo and clubs him in the back and locks him in a headlock. Palumbo shoots him off and Bagwell bounces off and Palumbo nails a back elbow! Bagwell scoots back into the ropes and wraps himself up as Palumbo tries to advance but the ref holds him back. Bagwell gets back up and circles up. Bagwell and Palumbo go to lock up but Palumbo goes behind Bagwell and takes him down to the mat and floats over into a front facelock! Bagwell scoots himself back and touches the bottom rope with his boot and Palumbo breaks the hold. Bagwell gets to his feet and grabs the ref and claims he pulled his hair! (Boos!) Bagwell and Palumbo go to lock up but Bagwell kicks him in the gut and punches him a few times. Bagwell shoots him off but Palumbo reverses. Bagwell bounces off and goes to kick him but Palumbo grabs the boot! Bagwell hops around pleading to Palumbo but Palumbo spins him around and nails a clothesline! Bagwell up again and back down with a clothesline! Bagwell gets up again and Palumbo punches him a few times and shoots him to the ropes, BIG BACK BODY DROP! (Cheers!) Bagwell slides out of the ring but walks into O’Hare who tosses him back in the ring! (Cheers!) Bagwell gets up and starts talking smack to O’Hare but now Palumbo spins him around and wraps him up, OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX! (Cheers!) Palumbo covers, 1…2, Bagwell kicks out.

    Tony Schiavone: Oh my he almost had him there!

    Mike Tenay: Chuck Palumbo has such agility for a man that stands six foot five, he just launched Bagwell like it was nothing.

    Palumbo picks Bagwell up and nails him with a few right hands and shoots him to the ropes. Bagwell bounces off and ducks a clothesline. Palumbo turns around and Bagwell nails him with a few chops. Bagwell shoots him off and nails him with a back elbow and quickly makes the cover, 1…2, Palumbo kicks out. Bagwell picks him up and tosses him to the outside in front of Luger. Bagwell distracts the ref and now Luger starts stomping Palumbo but now O’Hare runs over and starts clubbing Luger in the back! O’Hare and Luger brawl out of the ring and now Bagwell slides out and grabs Palumbo and tosses him back in the ring. Bagwell climbs up on the apron and then up the turnbuckle but Palumbo punches him and now climbs up and goes for a superplex but Bagwell blocks it and now starts punching him in the ribs. Palumbo gets knocked off and now Palumbo gets to his feet and Bagwell leaps off with an axe handle but Palumbo punches him in the gut and takes him down to the mat! (Cheers!) Palumbo takes a moment to catch his breath but now gets to his feet. Palumbo waits for Bagwell to get to his feet but now suddenly Luger jumps on the apron! Palumbo goes after Luger but Luger drops down and backs away. The ref goes up to Luger and tells him to stay on the outside and now Bagwell scoots over and low blows Palumbo! (Boos!) Bagwell rolls Palumbo up and the ref counts, 1…2…3!

    Winner: Buff Bagwell via pinfall in 7:10


    Tony Schiavone: AND BAGWELL STEALS THIS ONE!

    Mike Tenay: Well Luger and Sean O’Hare were brawling on the outside and Luger managed to throw O’Hare into the guardrail giving him enough time to distract Palumbo knowing the referee would do his job. This thing between Totally Buff and the Natural Born Thrillers is just getting thicker by the days.

    Aftermath: Totally Buff head up the entrance ramp with Liz with Buff laughing and pointing back at the Thrillers who stand inside the ring. Bagwell poses on the ramp for a moment before they all make their way backstage.

    Tony Schiavone: You know this thing isn’t over. We’ll be back in a bit, stick around!


    Backstage






    (The camera fades inside Shane McMahons office and shows Shane McMahon sitting behind his desk talking on his cell phone)


    Shane McMahon: Yeah the Pay Per View was good…. Yep, Flair is the new World Champion… Oh yeah man don’t worry about not being there. Listen, whenever you get things situated you give me a call and I’ll fly you down for a show and we’ll talk…


    (Suddenly you hear the door open and close off screen and suddenly the Triple Threat walk into view with Shane Douglas walking straight up to McMahons desk. Douglas puts his hands on the desk and stairs directly at McMahon)


    Shane McMahon: Hey, let me call you back. I got some business to take care of… Alright, later man.


    (McMahon hangs up the phone and then leans back in his chair looking at Douglas)


    Shane McMahon: What can I do for you, Shane?


    (Douglas cracks a smile and slightly laughs)


    Shane Douglas: Haha, you know McMahon… For the last twenty four hours I’ve been racking my brain trying to figure this whole thing out…

    Shane McMahon: What are you talking about?

    Shane Douglas: Isn’t it obvious? I mean, here I am… A former World Heavyweight Champion, granted with other companies… I’ve got the whole ‘It’ factor thing going… There isn’t a SINGLE person in the locker room that I can never beat… And yet still, I have yet to hold the WCW World Heavyweight Title… I mean, last night was supposed to be my night. Last night I was supposed to beat Booker T and Ric Flair and walk out of that arena with the title around my shoulder… And yet I lost…

    Shane McMahon: Well your memory seems normal, no signs of concussions or anything so that’s good.

    Shane Douglas: Haha, that’s right, it’s all a joke to you… And see that’s where I’ve been racking my brain this entire time. Wondering just WHY IT IS that I haven’t become the World Champion… And I’ve finally figured it out.

    Shane McMahon: Really?

    Shane Douglas: Yes… The reason is because… There’s a conspiracy against me. I’ve gone after the World Heavyweight Title on more than one occasion… And every single time there’s always SOMETHING that prevents me from claiming it… So there is no doubt in my mind that SOMETHING is preventing me from winning that belt… And I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that after what happened last night… My chances of getting another title shot are pretty slim to none… But let me tell you this McMahon… Come hell or high water, I will get my shot again. And when I do, you better believe that if it’s Ric Flair, if it’s Booker T, hell I don’t care who the hell it is, I’m gonna ‘Franchise’ their ass and I WILL become the WCW World Heavyweight Champion. By any means necessary… So what do you have to say about that?

    Shane McMahon: Well I gotta say that I love the enthusiasm. But as far as your slim to none chances of getting another title shot… You’re slightly mistaken… See I liked what I saw last night. You, Booker and Flair, you guys tore the roof off the damn place. And when I see that, I see money to be made. And you know I’m all about that. So here’s what’s gonna go down… You want another shot at the World Heavyweight Title… Then tonight, you’re gonna go one on one against Booker T. And whoever wins, is the number one contender… Sound good to you?

    Shane Douglas: Good for me. Bad for him…


    (Douglas and the Triple Threat walk off as the camera fades)



    (COMMERCIAL)



    (The camera fades back on Nitro)


    Tony Schiavone: Welcome back fans and we’re just about set for our next match. It’s gonna be Joey Matthews making his debut. And what a debut its gonna be as he gets his first title shot at WCW Cruiserweight Champion, Chavo Guerrero.

    Mike Tenay: And I don’t think anybody has had a debut title match since Hulk Hogan when he challenged Ric Flair for the WCW World Heavyweight Title.

    Tony Schiavone: And won.

    Mike Tenay: And won, you’re right.

    Tony Schiavone: Well let’s see what the kids got, LET’S GO TO THE RING!


    ~IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR, SHE CRIED MORE! MORE! MORE!~



    (“Rebel Yell” by Billy Idol starts up and the fans cheer as Joey Matthews walks out on stage and starts jumping up and down getting the fans pumped up before heading down the aisle)
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    David Penzer: Ladies and gentlemen this contest is set for one fall with a 20 minute time limit. And it is for the WCW CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP! Introducing first, making his WCW debut, from Fairfax, Virginia… Weighing 191 pounds… JOEYYYYYY MATTHEWS!


    (Matthews slides inside the ring and then climbs up the turnbuckle and raises his arms in the air as the music fades)


    Tony Schiavone: And now we await the current reigning champion Cha- WAIT A MINUTE!

    Mike Tenay: YUJI NAGATA JUST JUMPED OVER THE GUARDRAIL!


    In Ring Segment






    (Nagata slides inside the ring and attacks Joey Matthews from behind. Nagata starts stomping Matthews on the mat as the fans start to boo. Nagata picks Matthews up and tosses him in the corner and starts laying in devastating kicks to his ribs. Nagata pulls Matthews out of the corner and gives him a huge roundhouse kick to the side of the head!)


    Tony Schiavone: OH GOOD GOD WHAT A KICK TO THE SKULL!

    Mike Tenay: Nagata just destroying the debuting Matthews, and for what? What’s he got against this kid?


    (Nagata continues to stomp Matthews and now picks him up, and delivers a ‘Twisting Brainbuster!’ Nagata gets to his feet and looks down on the fallen Matthews as Chavo Guerrero slides inside the ring with the Cruiserweight Title while Sony Onoo appears on the outside smiling and clapping)


    Tony Schiavone: And now Chavo Guerrero is in the ring… And look at this, he’s telling the referee to ring the bell! What’s the meaning of this!


    (The bell rings and Chavo Guerrero quickly picks up Matthews and hits the ‘Brainbuster!’ Chavo covers and the ref counts, 1…2…3! Chavo gets to his feet and celebrates as Sony Onoo climbs inside the ring and claps for Chavo)



    In Ring Segment






    (After a few moments, Chavo grabs the microphone and starts to speak)


    Chavo Guerrero: First of all… Joey, welcome to World Championship Wrestling!


    (The fans boo as Chavo looks on holding the Cruiserweight Title around his shoulder)


    Chavo Guerrero: Now, you’re probably all wondering what just happened here tonight, am I right? Here’s the scoop… Starting right now… *Points To Nagata* This man, is my insurance policy if you will. Far as I see it, I’m not gonna just defend my title against ANY number one contender. No, no, no. See, if anybody out there wants to challenge me, and go after my belt… They have to get through Yuji Nagata. And believe me, if you saw the Pay Per View last night, you know that’s an impossible task to accomplish. So there you have it, whoever is the number one contender to my belt, they gotta go through this man in order to get at me. And for the money I’m paying him, all I can say to the WCW, is that you might as well consider me the LAST EVER Cruiserweight Champion, because with this man as my insurance policy… NOBODY is gonna take this belt away.


    (The fans continue to boo as Chavo drops the microphone and then goes and shakes Sony Onoo’s hand and bows to Nagata who bows back)


    Tony Schiavone: You can’t be serious? Chavo hiring Yuji Nagata as his bodyguard?

    Mike Tenay: I hate to say it but its kind of a smart move on Chavo’s part, but we’ve seen in the past that Nagata CAN be beaten, the question is by whom?

    Tony Schiavone: Stay tuned for more action when we come back!


    (COMMERCIAL)



    Backstage






    (The camera fades back from commercial in the parking lot where we see a car drive up and stop. After a second, the door opens up and out steps Goldberg. Goldberg slams the door and starts heading towards the entrance of the arena)


    Tony Schiavone: OH MY! THE MAN IS HERE!

    Mike Tenay: GOLDBERG HAS ARRIVED! And you know what he’s got on his mind.

    Tony Schiavone: Oh yeah, he wants the Hart Family for what happened last night but I don’t believe he knows the Hart Family aren’t here tonight.

    Mike Tenay: Guess we’ll have to see what happens.


    (The camera fades back inside the arena where Americas Team are in the ring getting ready)


    Tony Schiavone: Well there you see Americas Team getting set for their match against the Impact Players, what a match this should be.

    Mike Tenay: And this will be the first time we’re seeing Lance Storm and Justin Credible team up since Credible debuted in WCW a few weeks ago.


    ~SNAP YOUR FINGERS, SNAP YOUR NECK!~



    (‘Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck’ by Prong starts up and the fans boo as Justin Credible and Lance Storm walk out on stage and start heading down the aisle with Storm staying focused on the ring while Credible talks trash to a few of the fans at ringside)


    David Penzer: Their opponents… Justin Credible and Lance Storm, THE IMPACT PLAYERRRRRRS!


    (Credible and Storm climb inside the ring and stare down their opponents as the music fades)






    Americas Team vs. Impact Players


    The bell rings and both Storm and Benjamin start circling each other. Both go to lock up but Storm goes behind Benjamin and takes him down to the mat and locks on a front facelock. Benjamin rolls out and locks Storm in an armbar. Storm gets to his feet and now rolls on the mat and trips up Benjamin and goes back into a front face lock. Benjamin tries to roll but Storm rolls with him keeping the hold locked in. Benjamin starts to get to his feet but Storm knees him in the gut. Storm nails him with a few right hands and takes him to the corner and starts stomping him. Storm tags in Credible and now takes him out of the corner and holds him while Credible punches him in the ribs. Credible stomps Benjamin and now picks him up and shoots him to the ropes. Credible misses a clothesline and Benjamin bounces off the ropes and connects with a spinning wheel kick! (Cheers!) Credible gets to his feet and Benjamin nails him with a back elbow! Credible gets to his feet again and Benjamin nails him with a scoop slam and makes the cover, 1, Credible kicks out. Benjamin picks him up and makes the tag to Haas. Haas comes in the ring and they shoot Credible to the ropes. Benjamin kicks Credible in the gut and Haas hits a sunset flip. Credible staggers and Benjamin dropkicks him and Haas rolls him up, 1…2, Credible kicks out. Haas picks Credible up and nails him with a few chops and takes him to the ropes and shoots him off but Credible reverses, Haas bounces off and ducks a clothesline and wraps him up from behind. Credible elbows out of it and hits the ropes and Haas nails him with a reverse atomic drop and follows with a neckbreaker! Haas makes the cover, 1…2, Credible kicks out.

    Tony Schiavone: And a beautiful combination by Charlie Haas and he’s doing a good job staying on top of him.

    Mike Tenay: And so far the Impact Players aren’t really functioning well as a team despite that they’ve teamed before in another promotion.

    Tony Schiavone: Might call that tag rust as opposed to ring rust.

    Haas picks up Credible and nails him with a few chops and shoots him to the ropes but Credible reverses and sends Haas who gets kicked in the back by Storm! Haas staggers out of the ropes and Credible kicks him in the gut and hits him with a DDT! Credible makes the cover, 1…2, Haas kicks out. Credible picks Haas up and takes him to the corner and makes the tag to Storm. Storm gets in and the Players hit a double suplex on Haas. Storm makes the cover, 1…2, Haas kicks out. Storm picks Haas up and nails him with a few chops and takes him to the corner. Storm kicks Haas a few times and shoots him to the ropes. Haas hits the corner and Storm runs up but gets elbowed in the face! Storm staggers out and Haas leaps off the turnbuckle with a crossbody but Storm ducks out of the way and Haas hits hard! Storm runs up and hits a pinning combination, 1…2, Haas kicks out. Storm stays on top of Haas and kicks him in the gut and now starts choking him against the ropes! (Boos!) Storm picks Haas up and rams his head against the turnbuckle. Storm continues to stomp Haas and now the fans start getting louder and start pointing to the stage.

    Tony Schiavone: And the fans are sensing something going on off the screen, IT’S GOLDBERG!


    (Goldberg starts walking down the entrance ramp and then slides inside the ring. Storm takes his attention off Haas, GOLDBERG HITS THE ‘SPEAR’ ON STORM AND THE REF CALLS FOR THE BELL!)


    Tony Schiavone: GOLDBERG JUST HIT THE ‘SPEAR’ ON LANCE STORM! HE TURNED HIM INSIDE OUT!


    In Ring Segment






    (Goldberg gets to his feet and screams at the camera and now Credible gets in the ring and nails Goldberg in the back with a barrage of forearms! Credible turns Goldberg around and shoots him off but Goldberg reverses and sends Credible. Credible bounces off the ropes and Goldberg hits him with a superkick! Goldberg looks over to Team America who bail from the ring and walk off. The Impact Players stare down Goldberg who stares back at them as they head up the ramp)



    In Ring Segment






    (After a few seconds staring down the Impact Players, Goldberg grabs a microphone and stares into the camera)


    Goldberg: JIMMY HART! When I get through Knobbs… When I get through Meng. When I get through Mike Awesome… And when I get through Malice… YOU CAN BET YOUR ASS, YOU’RE GETTING A ‘JACKHAMMER’ BECAUSE LIKE IT OR NOT, YOU’RE NEXT!


    (Goldberg drops the microphone and the fans start cheering)


    Tony Schiavone: THE MAN HAS SPOKEN!

    Mike Tenay: I would not want to be in Jimmy Harts shoes right now.

    Tony Schiavone: I wouldn’t want to be Jimmy Hart period right about now! Stay tuned folks because our Main Event is next!


    (COMMERCIAL)



    (The camera fades back inside the arena and Ric Flair is heading down the aisle with the World Heavyweight Championship around his shoulder. Flair makes it to ringside and heads over to the announcers table to sit down for commentary)


    Tony Schiavone: And what a treat this is going to be. Our new World Heavyweight Champion, gonna be joining us on commentary. Welcome champ, and congratulations on your big win last night.

    Ric Flair: Thank you Tony Schiavone… Mike Tenay, good to see you. I tell ya boys were about to see one hell of a fight here in a few moments.

    Mike Tenay: Between Shane Douglas and Booker T tonight Ric, who do you want to square off against?

    Ric Flair: I said it before and I’ll say it a hundred times over, Booker T is a hell of a wrestler, he’s a hell of a champion, he’s the one I’m banking on tonight. Shane Douglas is a manipulator, he’s a disrespectful punk, and I am sick and tired of him whining to Shane McMahon, and whining to WCW about how he should be the World Heavyweight Champion. Douglas, you claim you should be, but you’re not, and that was proven last night who the champion is, wooooo!

    Tony Schiavone: Let’s take you to David Penzer!

    David Penzer: Ladies and gentlemen, THIS is your MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING! And it is set for one fall with a 20 minute time limit. And the winner of this contest, will be the number one contender to the WCW World Heavyweight Championship!


    ~DON’T HATE THE PLAYA… HATE THE GAME!~



    (“Rap Sheet” starts up and the fans cheer as Booker T walks out on stage. Booker T raises his hands in the air as fire shoots out from the stage)


    David Penzer: Introducing first… From 110th Street in Harlem, New York… Weighing 250 pounds… BOOKERRRRRRRR T!


    (Booker T heads down the aisle and slaps a few hands along the way before climbing inside the ring. Booker T climbs on the turnbuckle and ‘Raises The Roof’ and points down to Ric Flair and gives him a nod as the music fades)



    ~WE MUST REMAIN…. PERFECT STRANGERS!~



    (“Perfect Strangers” starts up and the fans boo as Shane Douglas walks out on stage. Douglas holds up the ‘Triple Threat’ sign and then starts heading down the aisle)


    David Penzer: His opponent… From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania… Weighing 249 pounds… ‘THE FRANCHISE’ SHAAAAAAANE DOUGLAS!


    (Douglas heads down the aisle staying focused on the ring as Booker T gets ready. Douglas climbs inside the ring and climbs up the turnbuckle and raises the ‘Triple Threat’ sign again as the music fades)






    Main Event


    Booker T vs. Shane Douglas


    The bell rings and both Douglas and Booker T stare at each other. Booker T and Douglas circle up and finally lock up. Both struggle for position but now Douglas gets Booker in an arm ringer. Douglas tightens the hold and now forces Booker T down to a knee and continues to apply pressure. Booker T gets back to his feet and punches Douglas a few times to break the hold. Booker chops Douglas a few times and now shoots him to the ropes. Douglas bounces off and leaps over a ducking Booker T. Booker turns around and Douglas misses a clothesline. Douglas turns around and Booker nails him with a spinning crescent kick! (Cheers!) Booker T makes the cover, 1…2, Douglas kicks out. Booker T picks Douglas up and nails him with a few chops and shoots him to the ropes. Douglas bounces off and Booker goes for the ‘Harlem Sidekick’ but Douglas ducks under. Booker turns around and Douglas goes behind and wraps him up. Booker elbows out of it and hits the ropes but Douglas runs in and clotheslines him over the top to the outside! Douglas climbs to the outside and grabs Booker T and whips him hard into the steel steps. (Oh!) Douglas stomps Booker T and now picks him up and runs him back first into the guardrail!

    Tony Schiavone: Shane Douglas unmercifully hammering away on Booker T. Just taking it to his lower back.

    Ric Flair: You know Tony, I’ll tell you this. The one thing about Shane Douglas that I will EVER give any sort of credit, is that when he picks a body part, he focuses on it. An old trait of my good friend ‘The Enforcer,’ ‘Double A’ Arn Anderson.

    Mike Tenay: And he is picking his back apart as we speak.

    Douglas grabs Booker and starts dragging him around the ring. Douglas rams him back first into the apron and Booker starts walking off holding his back in pain. Douglas runs up and nails Booker T in the back with a jumping knee and Booker topples to the floor in front of the announcers table. Douglas walks over and starts stomping and kicking Booker T in his back and now he starts talking smack to Flair. Flair gets to his feet and starts talking smack back to Douglas. Douglas flips Flair off and goes back to work on Booker T but Booker starts fighting back! (Cheers!) Booker gets to his feet and nails Douglas a few times and shoots him hard into the guardrail but falls to his knee in pain while holding his lower back. Douglas goes back after him but Booker T nails him with a couple right hands and rolls him inside. Booker slides back in but Douglas drops a knee to his back! Douglas continues to work over the back of Booker T and now picks him up and takes him to the corner. Douglas nails him with a few chops and shoots him to the far side but Booker T reverses! Douglas hits the corner hard and comes out and Booker T back body drops him! (Cheers!) Douglas gets to his feet and Booker nails him with a back elbow! Douglas gets back up and Booker nails him with a clothesline! Douglas back up and Booker hits him with a scoop slam! Booker T lowers his knee pad and now hits the ropes and delivers a big knee drop! Booker covers, 1…2, Douglas kicks out!

    Tony Schiavone: And Booker T drives the knee into the forehead of Douglas but only manages to get a two count!

    Mike Tenay: Almost resembled a ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair knee drop wouldn’t you think so?

    Ric Flair: The keyword right there Mike Tenay is resembled. Often imitated, woooo! Never duplicated. But Tony you’re right he planted Shane Douglas with that knee drop and now he needs to stay on top of him right now and keep wearing him down, COME ON BOOKER!

    Booker T picks Douglas up and nails him with a few punches and now sets him up and hits a snap suplex. Booker covers, 1…2, Douglas kicks out. Booker locks Douglas in a rear chinlock now and starts adding pressure. Booker continues to apply pressure to the hold but now Douglas starts getting to his feet. Douglas gets up and elbows Booker a few times in the gut to break the hold. Douglas hits the ropes and ducks a clothesline from Booker. Douglas bounces off the ropes again and gets nailed by a flying forearm! (Cheers!) Booker gets to his feet and Douglas is up and goes for a right hand but Booker blocks it, goes under the arm and delivers a hook kick to Douglas! (Cheers!) Booker covers, 1…2, Douglas kicks out. Booker picks Douglas up and nails him with a few chops and shoots him to the corner. Douglas hits and Booker runs up but Douglas pops him in the mouth with a back elbow. Booker staggers and Douglas comes out the corner and hits a sunset flip and rolls Booker up, 1…2, Booker kicks out. Both get back to their feet and Douglas hits him with a knee to the gut. Booker staggers around for a second and Douglas lifts him up and nails him with a backbreaker! Douglas covers, 1…2, Booker kicks out. Douglas now drives his knee repeatedly into the back of Booker T and now locks him in a bow and arrow lock!

    Tony Schiavone: And Shane Douglas continues to chop Booker T down by continuing to punish the lower back of Booker T, but Booker T is still hanging on!

    Mike Tenay: Yeah you can see Douglas has that bow and arrow hold locked on tight but Booker refusing to give in.

    Tony Schiavone: Oh he’s a fighter till the end there’s no question about it.

    Douglas finally releases the hold and stomps him a few times. Booker crawls to the ropes and now Douglas starts to choke him. Douglas releases the hold but starts choking him again on the ropes! Douglas releases the hold again and now holds Booker T against the ropes and now hits the far side. Douglas comes back and goes to jump AND BOOKER MOVES AND DOUGLAS CROTCHES HIMSELF! (Cheers!) Douglas is in pain and both he and Booker are down but now Booker starts getting to his feet. Douglas goes after Booker but Booker nails him with a couple of jabs and chops. Booker shoots Douglas to the ropes, ‘110TH STREET SLAM!’ (High Angle Spinebuster) Booker T slowly makes the cover, 1…2… Douglas kicks out! Booker points to the corner and now starts ascending to the top. Douglas gets back to his feet and now runs into the ropes and crotches Booker T! (Oh!) Douglas climbs up with Booker T and now lifts him up AND NAILS A SUPERPLEX! (Oh!) Douglas slowly crawls and makes the cover, 1…2…3 NO! BOOKER KICKS OUT! (Cheers!) Douglas starts complaining to the referee and now Douglas starts stomping on Booker T. Douglas picks Booker T up and shoots him to the ropes. Douglas ducks down and Booker kicks him in the head! Douglas pops up and Booker wraps him up for the ‘Book End’ but Douglas elbows out of it! Douglas now sets Booker T up for the ‘Franchiser’ but Booker T elbows out of the hold! Booker kicks Douglas in the gut and hits the ropes, ‘AXE KICK’ BY BOOKER MISSES! Douglas spins him around and wraps him up, BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX! Douglas covers, 1…2… Booker T kicks out! And Douglas is livid! Douglas waits for Booker T to get up. Booker T slowly gets to his feet and Douglas kicks him in the gut, ‘PITTSBURGH PLUNGE’ (Fisherman Buster) ON BOOKER T! (Oh!) Douglas makes the cover, 1…2…3!

    Winner: Shane Douglas via ‘Pittsburgh Plunge’ in 14:10


    Tony Schiavone: AND DOUGLAS IS THE NUMBER ONE CONTENDER! Shane Douglas has just beaten Booker T, and is now the number one contender for the World Heavyweight Title.

    Mike Tenay: Ric, I gotta ask, what’s going through your mind right now knowing that you have YET to get rid of Shane Douglas?

    Ric Flair: You know something Tenay, Schiavone, I’ve got some business to take care of, pleasure commentating with you…

    Aftermath: Flair drops his headset and quickly slides in the ring and both he and Douglas start tearing into each other! Suddenly out from the back swarms referees and various wrestlers. Referees and wrestlers separate the two as the fans cheer on the action.

    Tony Schiavone: IT’S MAYHEM IN THE RING! AND WE’RE OUT OF TIME! WE’LL SEE YOU ON THUNDER!

    (FADE TO WCW LOGO)

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    Re: World Championship Wrestling 2001 and Beyond

    Welcome to the section.

    Really interested to see where you take WCW. I've only scanned over GAB, but I will try to give you some thoughts.

    Flair as the champion for me is a little odd as I think new blood should be taking the title forward. But I can give this a chance to see where you go with Flair as 'The Man' once again.

    The upper-midcard is littered with plenty of great talent with Jarrett, DDP, Steiner and Nash all featuring. I also like what you have done with DeMott as he was very much a laughing stock in WCW but I think Goldberg is being wasted in a feud with the likes of Malice. Mike Awesome might be a great feud for him as he can match him for power and speed. Hopefully that is where this goes, but eventually Goldberg needs to be heading back into the main event.

    Tag division looks like it could hit a revival, Palumbo and O'Haire were really the only tag team with potential, Kronik are good champs as they have that powerful presence but Totally Buff, I hope I never see them with the belts around their waist.he introduction of both Team American and the Impact Players could add lots to the division though. I would not mind a push in the future of the Filthy Animals, as they seem the best other tag team that could do well in the division, despite the fact both Kidman and Mysterio have their own potential to do well in the CW division. Natural Born Thrillers, Team America, Impact Players and Filthy Animals, that's a decent tag division.

    Tommy Dreamer in the Hardcore division works, nothing to say there.

    I hope you keep with this and there is plenty of potential, good luck.

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    Thursday, June 21st 2001


    (After the video intro, the camera fades inside the Center Stage Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia where fireworks and pyro start going off while the fans cheer. After the camera pans around the arena for a few seconds, the camera fades down to Tony Schiavone and Mike Tenay)


    Tony Schiavone: HELLO FANS AND WELCOME TO THE CENTER STAGE THEATRE IN ATLANTA! Good evening everyone I’m Tony Schiavone alongside with Mike Tenay. And we are live and ready for another night of Thunder.

    Mike Tenay: And what a night it’s going to be as we’re coming off of the Pay Per View weekend. Monday night we saw Booker T and Shane Douglas battle it out to be the number one contender to the World Heavyweight Title… Shane Douglas defeated Booker T and now has the right to face off with Ric Flair. At the end of that contest however, Douglas and Flair got into it right as the cameras went off the air.

    Tony Schiavone: And Shane Douglas is here tonight and as I understand it he will be doing an interview later on this evening discussing his number one contendership. But also ladies and gentlemen we’ve got great action coming your way. On tap tonight, Crowbar takes on Kanyon, the Filthy Animals take on Jamie Noble and Kash in a non title match. ‘Big Poppa Pump’ Scott Steiner takes on ‘The Natural’ Dustin Rhodes. And your Main Event tonight, it’s going to be Diamond Dallas Page taking on Jeff Jarrett in a rematch from the Great American Bash.

    Mike Tenay: That’s right. At the end of that match, DDP was pinned by Jarrett after the referee took the guitar away from Diamond Dallas Page which prompted Jarrett to give him a low blow and an inside cradle. Tonight you’re gonna see them go one on one once more.

    Tony Schiavone: But right now, let’s kick things off with some international competition as Juventud Guerrera takes on Ultimo Dragon, let’s go to David Penzer!

    (“Summer Nights In Spain” starts up and the fans cheer as Juventud Guerrera walks out on stage spraying water in the air and headbanging)


    David Penzer: Ladies and gentlemen this contest is set for one fall with a 15 minute time limit. Introducing first, from Mexico City, Mexico… Weighing 170 pounds… JUVENTUD GUERRRRRERA!

    (Juvi heads down the aisle and slaps a few hands along the way and climbs inside the ring. Juvi goes to the corner, headbangs for a second and then climbs up the turnbuckle and raises his arms in victory as the music fades)


    (“Dragon” starts up and the fans cheer as Ultimo Dragon walks out on stage and stops at the top of the entrance ramp and folds his arms and looks at the fans)


    David Penzer: His opponent… From Mexico City, Mexico… Weighing 180 pounds… ULTIMOOOOOOOO DRAGONNNNN!


    (Dragon walks down the aisle and climbs inside the ring and then climbs on the turnbuckle and folds his arms again looking at the fans as the music fades)


    Juventud Guerrera vs. Ultimo Dragon

    The bell rings as Juvi and Dragon circle and lock up. Dragon takes Juvi and locks in an arm ringer and tightens up the hold and trips him up. Dragon continues to apply pressure but now Juvi handsprings to his feet and breaks the hold. Juvi kicks Dragon a few times and hits the ropes. Dragon ducks and Juvi leapfrogs over him. Dragon drops down and Juvi rolls over him and back to his feet. Juvi runs up and Dragon sidesteps him. Juvi bounces off and hits an arm drag on Dragon. Dragon gets to his feet and Juvi runs up and goes into a wheelbarrow position. Dragon picks him up and Juvi nails him with another arm drag! Dragon gets to his feet and hits an arm drag on Juvi. Juvi gets back up and lands an arm drag on Dragon. Dragon and Juvi both handspring to their feet and there’s a standoff! (Claps!) Juvi and Dragon go for a test of strength but now Dragon kicks Juvi’s arm away and locks in an arm ringer on Juvi. Dragon kicks Juvi a few times and shoots him to the ropes. Juvi bounces off and Dragon leaps up and lands a calf kick! Dragon covers, 1... Juvi kicks out. Dragon picks Juvi up and nails him with a few chops and takes him to the corner. Dragon shoots Juvi off and sends him to the far side. Juvi hits the corner and Dragon runs up but Juvi gives him a boot to the face! Juvi grabs Dragon and shoots him to the corner this time and Dragon hits a handstand on the turnbuckle! Juvi is reluctant to rush him at first but then finally runs up and Dragon kicks him in the chest! Juvi staggers around for a second and now Dragon runs up and misses a clothesline. Dragon turns around and Juvi runs up and nails him with a headscissors takeover! Dragon rolls to the outside and now Juvi waits for a second. Dragon walks around for a second and now Juvi runs up in the corner, springs off the ropes and dives to the outside on Dragon! (Holy Shit! Holy Shit!)

    Tony Schiavone: And Juventud getting some air time on that one!

    Mike Tenay: I’ll say. And he’s got Dragon right where he wants him.

    Juvi picks Dragon up and nails him with a few chops but Dragon comes back and nails him with a few kicks and grabs Juvi and sends him into the guardrail. Dragon grabs him and tosses him back in the ring. Dragon climbs in and Juvi nails him with a few forearms. Juvi shoots him to the ropes, Dragon rebounds and Juvi lifts him up but Dragon lands on his feet! Juvi misses a clothesline and Dragon starts kicking him in the thigh and follows up with a jumping spin kick to the jaw! (Oh!) Dragon covers, 1…2, Juvi kicks out. Dragon picks him up and shoots him to the corner. Juvi hits hard and Dragon runs up but gets nailed by a kick to the head! Juvi leaps on the second buckle and hits a diving bulldog! Juvi covers, 1…2, Dragon kicks out. Juvi picks Dragon up and takes him to the corner and nails a few chops and now picks him up. Juvi climbs up with Dragon but Dragon punches him and knocks him off. Juvi gets to his feet and Dragon leaps off but Juvi nails him with a dropkick! (Oh!) Juvi covers, 1…2, Dragon kicks out. Juvi gets to his feet and signals for the ‘Juvi Driver!’ Juvi picks him up and lifts him on his shoulders but Dragon slides down his back and wraps him up. Juvi elbows out of it and hits the ropes but Dragon nails him with a spinning heel kick! Dragon gets up quickly and grabs Juvi, ‘DRAGON SLEEPER! Dragon locks it in tighter, and Juvi taps!
    Winner: Ultimo Dragon via ‘Dragon Sleeper’ in 9:31


    Tony Schiavone: And Ultimo Dragon jumped right on that opportunity and hooked in the ‘Dragon Sleeper’ to get the victory! Stick around fans we’ve got more action coming your way!

    (COMMERCIAL)


    (The camera fades back inside the arena as Jamie Noble and Kash are getting ready inside the ring)


    Tony Schiavone: Welcome back fans and we’re just about set for tag team action as Jamie Noble and Kash take on the Filthy Animals.

    Mike Tenay: And Noble and Kash have been on a roll as of late beating 3 Count a week ago. Kash himself won a big 4 way dance this past Monday on Nitro. They have an excellent opportunity to beat the Cruiserweight Tag Team Champions here tonight which would grant them a title shot. Let’s see what they can do.

    ~FILTHY, DIRTY, NASTY!~

    (“Filthy, Dirty, Nasty” starts up and the fans cheer as Rey Misterio and Billy Kidman walk out on stage with Tygress and Konnan following. Kidmane aisle slapping hands with the fans along the way)


    David Penzer: And introducing their opponents… The Cruiserweight Tag Team Champions… Rey Misterio Jr and Billy Kidman, THE FILTHYYYYY ANIMALS!

    (Rey Misterio and Kidman climb inside the ring and both hold their belts in the air as the music fades)


    Jamie Noble/Kash vs. Filthy Animals

    Kash and Misterio start things off and lock up. Kash locks an arm ringer on Misterio and Misterio drops down and arm drags him off. Kash gets to his feet and Misterio nails him with another arm drag. Kash gets up and Misterio nails him with a few chops and sends him to the ropes. Kash bounces off and catches Misterio with a hurricanrana! (Cheers!) Misterio and Kash get to their feet and Kash trips Misterio up and covers, 1, Misterio kicks out and covers Kash, 1, Kash kicks out and the two get to their feet and Misterio misses a right hand and Kash lifts him up from behind but Misterio backflips to his feet and wraps him up from behind. Kash elbows out of it and hits the ropes but Misterio runs in and elbows him and Kash tumbles out on the apron. Misterio picks Kash up but Kash elbows him and Misterio staggers out. Kash leaps over the ropes and hits a slingshot hurricanrana! (Cheers!) Kash gets to his feet and Misterio runs and leaps into a wheelbarrow and Kash lifts him up and Misterio hits an arm drag! Kash gets to his feet and Misterio gets sidestepped and tossed over the top but lands on the apron. Kash turns around and Misterio nails him with a right hand. Misterio climbs up the turnbuckle and Kash quickly runs up and hits a super arm drag from the top on Misterio! (Oh!) Kash makes the cover, 1…2, Misterio kicks out. Kash tags into Noble and Noble starts stomping on the back of Misterio. Noble pick Misterio up and nails him with a few chops and shoots him to the ropes. Misterio bounces off and Noble catches him in a wheelbarrow position and lifts him up and Misterio hits a bulldog! Misterio covers, 1…2, Noble kicks out.

    Tony Schiavone: And the Animals, Kash and Noble are certainly giving the fans their money’s worth here in the start of this contest and right now the Animals are on top of their game.

    Mike Tenay: And even though this is a non title match, the Animals always go out there and treat it as if the belts were on the line.

    Misterio picks Noble up and hits him with a few punches and takes him to the corner and makes the tag to Kidman. Kidman and Misterio shoot Noble to the ropes. Kidman runs in and hits a drop toe hold on Noble and now Misterio hits the ropes and Kidman ducks down and flips Misterio onto Noble! Kidman picks Noble up and sends him to the corner. Kidman runs and leaps on Noble but Noble turns him around and sits him on the turnbuckle and gives him a slap! Noble backs out of the corner and runs up but Kidman nails him with a boot to the face! Noble stumbles out of the corner and Kidman leaps off and catches Noble with a facebuster! (Cheers!) Kidman covers, 1…2, Noble kicks out. Kidman picks Noble up and nails him with a few chops and shoots him to the ropes. Kidman ducks down and Noble bounces off and kicks him in the face! Kidman pops up and Noble kicks him in the gut and sets him up, SITOUT DOUBLE UNDERHOOK POWERBOMB! (Cheers!) Noble and Kidman are down and now start crawling to the ropes and both make the hot tag! Kash comes in and ducks a clothesline from Misterio and bounces off the ropes and catches him with a headscissors! Misterio gets up in the ropes and Kash runs up but gets tossed over the ropes but Kash lands on the apron. Misterio turns around and Kash nails him with a right hand. Misterio stumbles out of the ropes and Kash leaps up, SPRINGBOARD MISSILE DROPKICK! Kash makes the cover, 1…2, Kidman breaks up the count! Kidman hammers Kash for a few seconds but now Noble picks Kidman up and sends him to the outside and goes after him. Kash picks Misterio up and nails him with a few chops and shoots him to the ropes. Misterio bounces off the ropes and ducks a clothesline from Kash. Misterio bounces off again and Kash lifts him up, MISTERIO CATCHES HIM WITH THE ‘HURRICANRANA’ AND HE’S GOT HIM HOOKED, 1…2…3!
    Winners: Filthy Animals via ‘Hurricanana’ in 10:28


    Tony Schiavone: And the Animals take this one!

    Mike Tenay: And ironically, Kash was pinned with a move that everyone says that he’s the master of.

    Tony Schiavone: Well Rey Misterio Jr. has used the hurricanrana to defeat many opponents and you can add another to the list here tonight.


    Backstage



    (The camera fades backstage where you can see 3 Count standing by a television monitor laughing at what just happened in the ring)


    Evan Karagias: Serves those two chumps right. And you know what Shannon? Since those two chumps lost this match, I think we shouldn’t have ANY problems getting a shot at the Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles.

    Shannon Moore: No doubt! I mean who else is gonna get the shot?

    (Suddenly Moore and Karagias look over to their right and Air Raid are shown on camera staring them down)


    AJ Styles: You know we couldn’t help overhear you guys about wanting a shot at the Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles…

    Evan Karagias: Whoa, whoa, whoa, I think I know where this is going, so let me just ask, what makes you two even THINK that you deserve a shot at the Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles over us?

    (Styles and Paris look at each other and smile)


    Air Paris: Because we’re not a couple of Backstreet Boys wannabes. I mean come on if you actually win the Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles, it’ll be a damn disgrace. This whole ‘Boy Band’ era is a damn disgrace.

    Shannon Moore: HEY, WE’RE NOT A DISGRACE! 3 COUNT IS CERTIFIED GOLD!

    AJ Styles: Yeah? And so was Milli Vanilli.

    Evan Karagias: You saying we can’t sing?

    AJ Styles: No, no, no… Not saying that. We KNOW you can’t sing.

    Evan Karagias: Alright. That’s it. I’ll tell you what. Next week on Nitro, us against you two chumps, and lets just see who’s better… Oh wait, that’s us.

    (Moore and Karagias laugh as Air Raid look at each other and then back to 3 Count)


    Air Paris: Yeah, keep thinking that. We’ll see you boys Monday night…

    AJ Styles: We’ll see who’s laughing then…

    (Air Raid walk off while 3 Count look on continuing to laugh)


    (COMMERCIAL)


    (The camera fades back inside the arena where Crowbar is standing in the ring getting ready)


    Tony Schiavone: Welcome back fans and we’re just about set for our next match up. Let’s go to David Penzer!

    ~WHO BETTA THAN KANYON!~

    (“Who Betta Than Kanyon” starts up and the fans boo as Kanyon walks out on stage with a smug look on his face holding his arms out)


    David Penzer: His opponent… From Queens, New York… Weighing 270 pounds…. KAAAAAAAAANYOOOOOOOOON!

    (Kanyon heads down the aisle and talks some trash with a few fans at ringside before climbing in the ring. Kanyon struts a little and then cockily holds his arms out before the music fades)


    Crowbar vs. Kanyon

    The bell rings and Kanyon and Crowbar lock up and Kanyon throws Crowbar down and cockily struts around the ring for a moment. (Boos!) Crowbar gets to his feet and they circle and lock up but Kanyon goes behind Crowbar and wraps him up from behind and takes him down to the mat and quickly gets off him and once again struts around. (Boos!) Crowbar gets to his feet again and stares down Kanyon with a pissed off look on his face. Kanyon smirks at Crowbar and motions to lock up. Crowbar goes to lock up but quickly tackles Kanyon down and starts throwing rabid haymakers! (Cheers!) Kanyon tries to fight back but to no avail as Crowbar continues the attack. Kanyon eventually manages to get out of the ring and starts walking away but Crowbar slides out and grabs Kanyon from behind and throws him into the guardrail! Crowbar grabs Kanyon and gives him a chop, and another, and another! Crowbar grabs Kanyon and takes him over to the steps and slams his head against the top of the steps! Crowbar rolls him back in the ring and now slides back in. Kanyon gets to his feet and Crowbar gives him a scoop slam near the ropes and now goes to the outside. Crowbar looks to the crowd and hits a slingshot splash! (Cheers!) Crowbar makes the cover, 1…2, Kanyon kicks out.

    Tony Schiavone: And after being made a fool of in the opening minutes of the match, Crowbar is really taking it to Kanyon.

    Mike Tenay: Certainly we’re seeing different sides of both Kanyon and Crowbar as of late. Kanyon more cockier than ever and Crowbar showing just more tenacity. And he’s really giving Kanyon a run for his money.

    Crowbar picks Kanyon up and nails him with a few chops and shoots him to the ropes. Kanyon bounces off and leaps over a ducking Crowbar. Crowbar turns around and Kanyon nails him with a knee to the gut and snaps off a swinging neckbreaker! Kanyon gets to his feet and starts stomping Crowbar fiercely before walking over to the ropes and talking smack to the fans at ringside. (Boos!) Kanyon picks Crowbar up and tosses him in the corner and quickly starts stomping him. Crowbar drops to the mat and now Kanyon starts choking him out with his boot. Kanyon pulls Crowbar up and hits a snap suplex and quickly makes the cover, 1…2, Crowbar kicks out. Kanyon picks Crowbar up and hits a scoop slam. Kanyon holds his arms out for a quick pose and now hits the ropes and nails a quick leg drop and makes the cover, 1…2, Crowbar kicks out. Kanyon complains to the ref about a slow count and now picks Crowbar up and sends him to the ropes. Kanyon goes for a hip toss but Crowbar reverses but Kanyon blocks his hip toss but Crowbar hits a big clothesline! Kanyon gets up and Crowbar hits another clothesline! Kanyon gets to his feet again Crowbar hits a corkscrew elbow! Crowbar covers, 1…2, Kanyon kicks out. Crowbar gets to his feet and grabs his head and starts shaking it getting the fans hyped as he stalks Kanyon. Kanyon gets to his feet and turns around and Crowbar boots him in the gut and sets him up for a move but Kanyon blocks it and spins out, ‘FLATLINER’ (Leg Hook Reverse STO) ON CROWBAR! 1…2…3!
    Winner: Kanyon via ‘Flatliner’ in 6:21


    Tony Schiavone: And Kanyon pulls out the victory!

    Mike Tenay: Crowbar had it set in his mind that he wanted to go for the ‘Mindbender’ but Kanyon somehow managed to scout it perfectly, and hit the ‘Flatliner’ out of nowhere!

    Tony Schiavone: Well fans coming up later in the…

    ~THE CHOSEN ONE!~


    In Ring Segment


    Tony Schiavone: Oh, here we go.

    (“Cowboy (Instrumental)” by Kid Rock starts up and the fans boo as Jeff Jarrett walks out on stage carrying his trusty guitar. Jarrett heads down the aisle and climbs inside the ring and grabs the microphone from David Penzer)


    Jeff Jarrett: CUT THE MUSIC!

    (The music fades as Jarrett walks around the ring)


    Jeff Jarrett: Diamond Dallas Page… You know, these people know, and especially I know that I beat you fair and square at the Pay Per View. The replays have been played over and over, the footage shows me pinning you in the center of the damn ring, 1,2,3, why Shane McMahon booked a rematch here tonight, IT BEATS THE HELL OUT OF ME!

    (The fans boo)


    Jeff Jarrett: As far as I’m concerned, I should be focusing on choosing my next opponent on my quest to reclaiming myself as the ‘Chosen One.’ I should be focusing on my next opponent, so that I can continue my climb to the top of the mountain where I WILL be World Heavyweight Champion again, but now here I am right now in Atlanta, a city that hasn’t even SEEN a World Championship since 1995…

    (The fans boo heavily as Jarrett looks on)


    Jeff Jarrett: Before I was interrupted, here I am in Atlanta, and once again I’ve been booked to get in this ring tonight, and square off with you one more time. DDP, I’m telling you right here, and right now, as much as I enjoyed kicking your ass at the Pay Per View, I’m gonna enjoy it even better kicking your ass again here tonight. I’ll see you in the Main Event, ‘SLAPNUT!’

    (The fans boo “Cowboy (Instrumental)” by Kid Rock starts back up and Jarrett climbs on the turnbuckle and raises his guitar in the air)


    Tony Schiavone: Don’t go anywhere fans we’ll be back…

    (COMMERCIAL)



    Backstage


    (The camera fades back from commercial into the backstage area where ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund is standing by with Diamond Dallas Page)


    Gene Okerlund: Diamond Dallas Page, tonight in the Main Event you take on Jeff Jarrett in a rematch from the Great American Bash. You unfortunately fell short in that match, tonight you have a chance to get some payback. Obviously you heard the remarks Jeff Jarrett made just moments ago.

    DDP: Yeah, yeah I heard what Jarrett had to say. Yo, Jarrett. Listen up. Sunday night, hey, ya win some, ya lose some. But the fact is, you were an inch, JUST AN INCH away from getting that tiny head of yours crushed in by that stupid hunk of wood you carry around. And even if I would have been disqualified, it would have been worth it. As far as tonight goes. Believe me. If I get my hands on that guitar, it’s getting wrapped around your head, and the ref won’t be able to stop me this time….

    (Diamond Dallas Page walks off)


    Gene Okerlund: I wouldn’t wanna be Jeff Jarrett tonight, back to you Tony.

    (The camera fades back to the announcers table)


    Tony Schiavone: Thank you, Gene. Well fans before we were interrupted by Jeff Jarrett, just a few nights ago on Nitro, Shane Douglas defeated Booker T and was attacked afterwards by the new World Heavyweight Champion, Ric Flair. Due to the fact that Shane Douglas did beat Booker T, he is now considered the number one contender for the World Heavyweight Title. Earlier on we received a video from Shane Douglas, and right now we’re going to air that video footage now…


    Video


    (The TurnerTron comes on and shows Shane Douglas sitting in a chair staring at the camera)


    Shane Douglas: For those of you that didn’t watch this past Nitro, let me put it to you short and sweet. I beat Booker T clean in the middle of that ring, and I am NOW the number one contender to the World Heavyweight Title. That’s right, ‘The Franchise’ has gold in his future once again. And how appropriate that as it stands right now. That the man standing in my way, is the ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair… Ric Flair, you came out and attacked me on Nitro after my match with Booker T and I want to take this time to personally thank you for it because all it did was add more fuel to the fire. The history between you and I whether it be in that ring or outside of it is personal, and you better BELIEVE that the next time you and I get in that ring and that belt is on the line, it’s gonna be mine. Your time has passed old man. My time is coming. In just a few weeks at Bash At The Beach, the title reign, and the career of Ric Flair ENDS! And the history of the new World Heavyweight Champion, ‘The Franchise’ Shane Douglas begins.

    (Douglas stares deep into the camera as it fades back to the announcers table)


    Tony Schiavone: Well there you have it fans. ‘The Franchise’ Shane Douglas, challenging Ric Flair for the World Heavyweight Championship at our next Pay Per View, Bash At The Beach. We will hear from Ric Flair next week on Nitro. But you have to wonder, Mike. This will be yet another meeting between these two, Ric Flair has won the latter of most of their meetings.

    Mike Tenay: Well the World Champion, Ric Flair has in fact won most of the matches against Shane Douglas. But as we’ve seen over the years, Douglas can always cause an upset in some way or fashion. And let’s not forget that Bam Bam Bigelow and Chris Candido will always be watching and lurking in the shadows.

    Tony Schiavone: A fine point that is. Coming up next ladies and gentlemen, fresh off a win against Rick Steiner at the Great American Bash, Dustin Rhodes takes on ‘Big Poppa Pump’ Scott Steiner, let’s go to the ring!

    ~WELL THEY CALL HIM THE NATURAL!~

    (“Natural” starts up and the fans cheer as Dustin Rhodes walks on stage. Dustin points his fingers in the air as fireworks shoot off and then heads down to the ring)


    David Penzer: This next contest is set for one fall with a 20 minute time limit. Introducing first… From Austin, Texas... Weighing 238 pounds… ‘THE NATURAL’ DUSTIN RHOOOOOODES!

    (Rhodes climbs inside the ring and starts stretching out as the music fades)


    ~HOLLER! IF YA HEAR ME!~

    (“Big Poppa Pump” starts up and the fans boo as Scott Steiner walks out on stage shaking his arms and looking at the fans with Midajah right by his side. Steiner raises his arm up, flexes, and kisses his bicep as fireworks shoot out)


    David Penzer: His opponent… Being accompanied to the ring by Midajah… From Detroit, Michigan… Weighing 260 pounds… ‘BIG POPPA PUMP’ SCOTT STEIIIIIIIINER!

    (Steiner and Midajah head down the aisle with Steiner trash talking Dustin Rhodes who continues warming up in the ring and staring down Steiner. Steiner climbs inside the ring and both he and Dustin continue to stare down each other as the music fades)


    Dustin Rhodes vs. Scott Steiner

    The bell rings and both Dustin and Steiner lock up. Steiner quickly knees Rhodes in the gut and starts forearming him in the back. Rhodes falls to the mat and Steiner starts stomping him and trash talking. (Boos!) Steiner picks Rhodes up and shoots him to the ropes. Rhodes bounces off and ducks a clothesline from Steiner. Steiner turns around and Rhodes starts punching away at Steiner backing him against the ropes! Rhodes nails Steiner with a few more punches and now backs up and clotheslines him over the top to the outside! (Cheers!) Rhodes stays in the ring and gets the fans pumped as Midajah walks over to Steiner and helps him up to his feet. Midajah and Steiner talk some things over but now Rhodes jumps out of the ring and grabs Steiner from behind and tosses him hard into the guardrail! Midajah starts talking trash to Rhodes and now Rhodes turns his attention towards her and starts to walk towards her allowing Steiner to rush Rhodes from behind and clothesline him in the back of the head!

    Tony Schiavone: And the numbers game playing a factor here tonight as you just saw Midajah come to the aid of her man allowing Rhodes to get blindsided.

    Mike Tenay: And now ‘Big Poppa Pump’ is showing no mercy on Rhodes tonight. And you know Rick Steiner is sitting in the back watching his brother take it to the man who beat him at the Pay Per View.

    Steiner picks Rhodes up and tosses him hard into the guardrail. Steiner starts stomping Rhodes and now picks him up and slides him back in the ring. Steiner climbs in and picks Rhodes up and gives him a body slam. Steiner flexes his arm, kisses it and then drops an elbow on Rhodes and makes the cover, 1…2, Rhodes kicks out. Steiner punches him a few times and now picks him up and shoots him to the corner. Steiner runs up and Rhodes gives him an elbow. Steiner stumbles out of the corner and Rhodes runs up and nails Steiner with a clothesline! Steiner gets to his feet and Rhodes nails him with a punch, and another, and another, Rhodes waves his hands around and gives Steiner a big elbow to the head ala Dusty Rhodes! (Cheers!) Steiner gets to his feet and Dustin kicks him in the gut and hits him with a DDT! (Cheers!) Rhodes makes the cover, 1…2… Steiner kicks out. Rhodes picks Steiner up and takes him to the corner and nails him with a few chops and shoots him to the corner but Steiner reverses. Rhodes hits hard and Steiner runs up with a clothesline but Rhodes moves and sends Steiner into the buckle and hits a school boy, 1…2, Steiner kicks out. Rhodes picks Steiner up and shoots him to the ropes. Steiner bounces off and kicks Rhodes in the face. Rhodes pops up and Steiner wraps him up, OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX! (Oh!) Steiner makes the cover, 1…2… Rhodes kicks out!

    Tony Schiavone: And Rhodes manages to kick out!

    Mike Tenay: And Steiner is livid!

    Steiner starts stomping Rhodes and now picks him up and tosses him out of the ring. Steiner goes after him and now picks Rhodes up and nails him with a few right hands. Steiner grabs Rhodes and shoots him into the guardrail but Rhodes reverses and sends in Steiner! (Cheers!) Rhodes gets to his feet and runs up and clotheslines Steiner over the top of the guardrail and goes with him! Rhodes gets to his feet and stomps Steiner a few times and now picks him up and tosses him back to the ringside area. Rhodes climbs over the guardrail and now picks Steiner up and takes him over to the steps and bangs his head against the steps! Rhodes tosses Steiner back in the ring and now slides back in. Steiner starts getting to his feet and Rhodes nails him with a few chops. Rhodes shoots Steiner to the corner and now runs up and nails a clothesline! Rhodes hangs on and points out of the corner, ‘BULLDOG’ ON STEINER! Rhodes goes for the cover but Midajah is on the apron distracting the referee! (Boos!) Rhodes continues to cover Steiner when suddenly Rick Steiner jumps over the guardrail and in the ring! Rick Steiner stomps Rhodes on the back of the head to break the pinfall and now picks him up, ‘STEINER DRIVER’ (DVD) ON RHODES! Rick Steiner puts his brother on top of Rhodes and now jumps out of the ring! The referee turns around and sees the cover, 1…2…3!
    Winner: Scott Steiner via pinfall in 12:10


    Tony Schiavone: AND SCOTT STEINER WITH THE AID OF HIS BROTHER HAS JUST BEATEN DUSTIN RHODES!

    Mike Tenay: And once again the numbers game plays a factor.

    Tony Schiavone: Don’t go anywhere fans, we’ll be back.

    (COMMERCIAL)


    (The camera fades back inside the arena where the Impact Players are standing by in the ring)



    In Ring Segment


    (Lance Storm grabs a microphone from the ring announcer and stands in the center of the ring with Credible by his side)


    Lance Storm: If I can be serious for a moment…

    (The fans boo as Storm looks around)


    Lance Storm: Last week, Goldberg came out and put his business where it doesn’t belong. We have nothing to do with what’s going on with him and the Hart Family. But he attacked us anyway and cost us our match with Team USA. Not only that, but he ruined all of your peoples chances at seeing the Impact Players defeat Team USA.

    (The fans boo)


    Lance Storm: Now Shane McMahon has graciously given us a rematch tonight. But I want to make one thing clear. Goldberg, stay out of this. We’re here to wrestle. We’re here to win. So stay in the back and don’t interfere. Unless you want to get a kendo stick right between the eyes.

    (Storm hands the microphone to Justin Credible)


    Justin Credible: Now THAT’S just not the coolest. THAT’S not just the best…

    (Storm reaches in and grabs the microphone)


    Lance Storm: That’s from CALGARY! ALBERTA, CANADA!

    Lance Storm: Now that my friends… Is JUSTIN…..CREDIBLE!

    ~U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!~

    (“Medal” starts up and the fans cheer as Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas walk out on stage. Haas and Benjamin start getting the fans hyped as they head down the aisle slapping hands along the way before climbing inside the ring. Once in the ring, Haas and Benjamin walk around for a second with their arms raised in victory as the music fades)


    Impact Players vs. Team USA

    Benjamin and Storm start things out as the bell rings. Storm and Benjamin lock up and Storm takes him down with an arm drag. Benjamin gets to his feet and reverses the hold. Storm goes for a punch but Benjamin tightens the arm. Storm rolls on the mat and handsprings to his feet and locks in an arm ringer on Benjamin and follows with another arm drag keeping him grounded. Benjamin rolls on the mat and nip ups to his feet and locks Storm in an arm ringer but then transitions into a headlock takeover but Storm headscissors him off and Benjamin nip ups to his feet and we’re at a standoff! (Claps!) Storm and Benjamin circle again and go for a test of strength but Storm kicks Benjamin in the ribs and starts working him over. Storm grabs Benjamin and makes the tag to Credible. Credible and Storm whip Benjamin into the ropes and miss a double clothesline. Benjamin grabs Storm by the head and runs up and leaps on Credible and takes them both over with a headscissors headlock takeover combination! (Cheers!) Benjamin leaps over and makes the tag to Haas! Haas climbs up the turnbuckle and leaps off and cross body’s both Credible and Storm! (Cheers!) Haas and Benjamin get to their feet and get the crowd pumped as the Impact Players escape the ring and regroup. Haas goes over to the ropes and now Benjamin runs up and Haas picks Benjamin up and back body drops him over the top onto the Impact Players! (Cheers!)

    Tony Schiavone: TREMENDOUS MANEUVER BY TEAM USA AND OH MY CAN THEY MOVE!

    Mike Tenay: Impact Players didn’t see that one coming.

    Tony Schiavone: They sure didn’t.

    Benjamin picks Credible up and tosses him into Haas. Haas grabs Credible and hits a snap suplex and floats over into the cover, 1…2, Credible kicks out. Haas picks Credible up and takes him to the corner and nails him with a few chops. Haas shoots him off but Credible reverses and sends Haas. Credible follows in but Haas leaps over him BUT CREDIBLE NAILS HIM WITH A SUPERKICK! (Oh!) Credible makes the cover, 1…2, Haas kicks out. Credible stomps Haas a few times and now picks him up and takes him to the corner and tags out to Storm. Credible shoot Haas off the ropes and now Haas bounces off but gets nailed by a springboard missile dropkick from Storm! (Oh!) Storm covers, 1…2, Benjamin breaks the pin. Storm picks Haas up and nails him with a few right hands and shoots him to the ropes. Haas bounces off and ducks a clothesline from Storm but Credible nails him in the back as he hits the other end! Haas stumbles out of the ropes and Storm nails him with a calf kick. Storm covers, 1…2, Haas kicks out. Storm locks Haas in an armbar now and starts wearing him down. The fans start rallying behind Haas and now Haas starts getting to his feet. Storm continues to hammer away on the arm and now shoots him to the ropes. Haas bounces off and kicks a ducking Storm in the face! Storm pops up and Haas hits an inverted atomic drop! Storm turns around and Haas wraps him up, ‘TOTAL HAASTILITY’ (Olympic Slam) ON STORM! (Cheers!) [/size=4]

    Tony Schiavone: CHARLIE HAAS OUT OF DESPIRATION HITS A BIG SLAM ON LANCE STORM!

    Mike Tenay: And he needs to make the tag but both he and Storm are both down!

    Storm and Haas both crawl over and make the hot tag! Benjamin jumps in and ducks a clothesline from Credible. Credible turns around and Benjamin unloads on him with right hands. Benjamin shoots him to the ropes and nails him with a spinning heel kick! Benjamin covers, 1…2, Credible kicks out. Storm comes in and nails Benjamin with a few right hands but now Haas comes in and nails Storm with a few punches and takes him to the outside. Haas follows leaving Benjamin alone with Credible. Benjamin picks Credible up and shoots him to the corner. Benjamin runs up but Credible gives him a back elbow! Credible grabs him and climbs up the turnbuckle and goes for a tornado DDT but Benjamin tosses him off! Benjamin goes for a clothesline but Credible ducks under it and rolls Benjamin up from behind and holds the tights, 1…2…3!
    Winners: Impact Players via pinfall in 9:34


    Tony Schiavone: And the Impact Players steal this one away from Team USA!

    Mike Tenay: Benjamin was able to counter the tornado DDT from Credible but Justin Credible with quick thinking ducked the clothesline and rolled him up and held onto the tights for leverage. Valiant effort from Team USA but the cheating tactics of…. Wait… IT’S GOLDBERG!


    In Ring Segment


    (Unbeknownst to the Impact Players, Goldberg hops over the guardrail and slides inside the ring)


    Tony Schiavone: AND GOLDBERG JUST SPEARED JUSTIN CREDIBLE OUT OF HIS BOOTS!

    (Goldberg leaps up and Storm quickly tries to dive out of the ring but Goldberg catches him)


    Tony Schiavone: NOT QUICK ENOUGH!

    Mike Tenay: And you know what this means Tony.

    Tony Schiavone: I SMELL ‘JACKHAMMER!’

    (Goldberg knees Storm in the gut and now wraps him up and lifts him up and hits the ‘Jackhammer’ )


    Tony Schiavone: And THAT was definitely a message from Goldberg to the likes of the Hart Family.

    Mike Tenay: SPEAKING OF THE HART FAMILY! LOOK!

    (Suddenly Malice comes from under the apron and climbs inside the ring)


    Tony Schiavone: IT’S MALICE! AND GOLDBERG DOESN’T EVEN SEE HIM! TURN AROUND BILL!

    (Goldberg turns around and Malice nails him with a vicious clothesline! Malice stomps him a few times and now picks him up to his feet with his hand wrapped around his throat)


    Tony Schiavone: ‘CHOKESLAM’ ON GOLDBERG! MY GOD!

    Mike Tenay: I don’t think we’ve EVER seen Goldberg chokeslammed before since he debuted in World Championship Wrestling!

    Tony Schiavone: And that right there Mike was a message sent RIGHT BACK to Goldberg, courtesy of Malice!

    Mike Tenay: You can be sure that Jimmy Hart is loving every minute of this.

    Tony Schiavone: Fans don’t go anywhere we’ll be back with your Main Event!

    (COMMERCIAL)


    (The camera fades back inside the arena)


    ~SELF HIGH FIVE!~

    (“Self High Five” starts up and the fans cheer as Diamond Dallas Page walks out on stage. DDP walks to the center of the aisle and raises up the ‘Diamond Cutter’ taunt and then throws his hands down and yells ‘Bang’ while fireworks go off)


    David Penzer: Introducing first… From the Jersey Shore… Weighing 253 pounds… DIAMOND DALLASSSSSSSSS PAAAAAAAAGE!

    (DDP heads down the aisle and slaps a few hands along the way before climbing in the ring. Once inside the ring, DDP spins around pointing to the fans and then does another ‘Diamond Cutter’ taunt as the music fades)


    ~THE CHOSEN ONE!~

    (“Cowboy (Instrumental)” by Kid Rock starts up and the fans boo as Jeff Jarrett walks out on stage carrying his trusty guitar. Jarrett holds the guitar up and raises his other arm in the air as sparks fly up from the entrance ramp)


    David Penzer: His opponent… From Nashville, Tennessee… Weighing 232 pounds…. ‘THE CHOSEN ONE’ JEFF JAAAAAARRETT!

    (Jarrett heads down the aisle staying focused on the ring and climbs inside. Jarrett climbs the turnbuckle and raises the guitar in the air again as the music fades)


    Main Event
    DDP vs. Jeff Jarrett

    The bell rings and Jarrett and DDP circle and go to lock up but Jarrett quickly ducks underneath DDP and slides to the outside. DDP stares down Jarrett who starts jaw jacking him and some of the fans at ringside. Jarrett slides back in the ring but quickly slides back out. (Boos!) Jarrett circles around the ring for a moment and now finally climbs back inside. Jarrett and DDP circle again and finally lock up and Jarrett goes behind DDP and slaps on a headlock. DDP shoots Jarrett into the ropes and Jarrett holds on and quickly slides back underneath to the outside. Jarrett starts walking away but DDP climbs to the outside and gives chase! DDP catches up with Jarrett and clubs him in the back of the head and now takes him and whips him hard into the guardrail! (Cheers!) DDP nails Jarrett with a few right hands and now Jarrett staggers off towards the ring. DDP grabs him and tosses him back inside and quickly slides in after him. Jarrett gets to his feet and DDP nails him with a few right hands and takes him to the corner and bangs his head against the buckle. DDP starts throwing haymakers and now Jarrett drops in the corner and DDP takes a moment to get the fans hyped! (Cheers!) DDP goes back after Jarrett but Jarrett grabs him and drops him head first into the buckle! Jarrett gets to his feet and now starts stomping away at Page and choking him out with his boot. Jarrett pulls DDP up to his feet and hits him with a snap suplex and makes the cover, 1…2, DDP kicks out.

    Tony Schiavone: And as we’re seeing right now, Jeff Jarrett is in control of the situation here as he hits a nice snap suplex but only for a two count. And you can imagine that DDP definitely wants to get some payback from what transpired at the ‘Great American Bash.’

    Mike Tenay: Well he said tonight that if that guitar of Jarrett’s comes into play that he will use it. And you can plainly see that it’s wedged up against the ring apron. So we’ll see what comes of it.

    Jarrett picks DDP up and nails him with a few punches and shoots him to the ropes but DDP reverses. Jarrett bounces off and leaps over a ducking Page and hits the ropes again but Page levels him with a clothesline! Page with the cover, 1…2, Jarrett kicks out. DDP picks Jarrett up and nails him with a few punches and shoots him off but Jarrett reverses. DDP bounces off and catches the boot of Jarrett! DDP shakes his head and spins Jarrett around and kicks him in the gut. DDP sets Jarrett up and hits a swinging neckbreaker! DDP covers, 1…2, Jarrett kicks out and Page locks in a chinlock. DDP wrenches on the neck of Jarrett but he refuses to give in. DDP releases the hold and now picks Jarrett up and takes him to the corner. DDP climbs up and starts the 10 count! DDP leaps off and Jarrett stumbles out and DDP picks him up and hits a side slam! DDP covers, 1…2, Jarrett kicks out. DDP picks Jarrett up and shoots him hard into the corner. Jarrett stumbles out of the corner and DDP wraps him up for the ‘Diamond Cutter’ but Jarrett pushes him off! DDP turns around and Jarrett nails him with a big back elbow! Jarrett shakes the cobwebs out as DDP starts getting to his feet against the ropes but Jarrett starts choking him! Jarrett holds DDP on the ropes and now rebounds off the ropes, leaps up and drops a leg across the back of DDP! DDP writhes around in pain on the mat and now Jarrett covers, 1…2, DDP kicks out.

    Tony Schiavone: And Jarrett just BARELY escaped the ‘Diamond Cutter’ and he capitalized beautifully as much as I hate to admit it.

    Mike Tenay: These two definitely know each other well and once again Jarrett is on the offensive.

    Jarrett stomps DDP a few times and now picks him up and tosses him to the outside. Jarrett climbs out and now grabs DDP and takes him over to the steps and DDP puts on the breaks and bangs Jarrett’s head against the steps! (Cheers!) Jarrett stumbles around the ring and now DDP grabs him and nails him with a few chops. DDP grabs Jarrett and points over to the guardrail and tosses Jarrett but Jarrett reverses and sends DDP and DDP hits hard! DDP topples to the floor holding his back in pain and now Jarrett starts stomping him. Jarrett picks DDP up and takes him to the apron and runs him back first against it! Jarrett slides DDP in the ring and now climbs inside. DDP on all fours now and Jarrett jumps up and crashes down on his back! Jarrett talks smack to DDP and now leaps up and crashes down on his back again! Jarrett continues to toy with DDP and now leaps up, BUT DDP ROLLS OVER AND JARRETT LANDS CROTCH FIRST ON HIS KNEES! (Cheers!) Jarrett stumbles around a second and DDP gets to his feet and nails a clothesline! Jarrett gets up again and DDP hits another clothesline! Jarrett gets to his feet and goes for a right hand but DDP ducks and wraps Jarrett up, ATOMIC DROP! Jarrett turns around and DDP kicks him in the gut and sets him up, BELLY TO BACK INVERTED MAT SLAM! (Cheers!) DDP gets to his feet and signals for the ‘Diamond Cutter!’

    Tony Schiavone: DDP is calling for it!

    Mike Tenay: This could be the payback from the ‘Great American Bash’ we were talking about!

    DDP starts picking Jarrett up but Jarrett rakes him in the eyes! Jarrett nails DDP in the lower back with a few forearms and now grabs him and tosses him hard into the turnbuckle! DDP bounces off and Jarrett lifts him up and hits him with a backbreaker! Jarrett makes the cover, 1…2, DDP kicks out! Jarrett gets to his feet and now looks around and goes over and picks up the guitar! Jarrett starts stalking DDP with the guitar but now the ref grabs it and snatches it out of his hands! Jarrett starts arguing with the ref and now DDP rolls him up, 1…2… Jarrett kicks out! Jarrett gets to his feet and nails DDP with a lariat! Jarrett covers, 1…2.. DDP kicks out! Jarrett picks DDP up and takes him to the corner and lifts him up and punches him in the head. Jarrett climbs up and sets Page up for a superplex but DDP blocks it and starts punching Jarrett in the ribs! DDP continues to punch Jarrett and finally knocks him off the corner! DDP sets himself up and leaps off with an elbow BUT JARRETT MOVES! (Oh!) Jarrett and DDP are both down but now Jarrett gets to his feet and says ‘He’s Finished.’ DDP starts getting to his feet and now Jarrett comes up from behind and wraps him up for ‘The Stroke’ but DDP holds on and nails Jarrett with a few rib shots. Jarrett releases the hold and DDP sets up for the ‘Diamond Cutter’ but Jarrett pushes him off! DDP turns around and Jarrett lifts him up for a body slam but DDP squirms out and has Jarrett by the head and spins him around, ‘DIAMOND CUTTER’ ON JARRETT! DDP covers, 1…2…3!
    Winner: Diamond Dallas Page via ‘Diamond Cutter’ in 13:52


    Tony Schiavone: MY GOD WHAT A MATCH! AND DDP IS VICTORIOUS!

    Mike Tenay: Jeff Jarrett countered the ‘Diamond Cutter’ as best he could but the thing about the ‘Diamond Cutter’ is that it can be HIT out of nowhere. And that’s EXACTLY what happened just seconds ago. Jarrett went for a body slam, DDP struggled out of it and broke free. He had Jarrett by the head and in one fluid motion, spun him around and dropped him with the ‘Diamond Cutter,’ YOUR WINNER, Diamond Dallas Page!

    Tony Schiavone: Fans we hoped you enjoyed us here tonight, we enjoyed coming into your homes as we do each and every single week. For Mike Tenay, we’ll see you on Nitro!

    (The camera fades out with Diamond Dallas Page celebrating his victory with the fans)


    (FADE TO WCW LOGO)

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    Re: World Championship Wrestling 2001 and Beyond

    Monday, June 25th 2001






    (The camera fades inside the Civic Center in Hammond, Indiana where fireworks start going off with the fans cheering. The camera pans around the arena for a few seconds before fading over to the announcers table where Tony Schiavone and Mike Tenay are standing by)


    Tony Schiavone: WELCOME EVERYONE TO MONDAY NITRO! We are LIVE in Hammond, Indiana at the Civic Center… And what a show we have tonight. Mike why don’t you run down some of the card for tonight.

    Mike Tenay: Well as you said Tony we have got a show tonight just like every other week. Taking you back to Thunder last week, 3 Count and Air Raid will mix it up. World Tag Team Champions Kronik will take on High Voltage in a non title match. The Mamalukes take on Brian Knobbs and Meng of the Hart Family. And you have to wonder if Goldberg will be watching that one.

    Tony Schiavone: It was on Thunder where Goldberg attacked the Impact Players after their match with Team USA. But it was Malice who came in afterwards, and gave Goldberg his patented ‘Chokeslam.’ Now we know that Goldberg is not here tonight, but we’re just getting started and if we know Goldberg… We know that if he’s got a vendetta against somebody, he’ll be here.

    Mike Tenay: Without question.

    Tony Schiavone: But right now ladies and gentlemen, let’s go to the ring for our opening contest, pitting newcomer Joey Matthews against Yuji Nagata! TAKE IT AWAY DAVID PENZER!


    (The camera fades down to the ring)


    David Penzer: Ladies and gentlemen this opening contest is set for one fall with a 15 minute time limit. Introducing in the ring at this time… From Fairfax, Virginia… Weighing 196 pounds… JOEY MATTHEWWWWWWS!


    (Matthews raises his arm in victory as the crowd cheers him on)



    (“Gun Me Down” starts up and the fans boo as Yuji Nagata walks out on stage with Sonny Onoo. Nagata and Onoo stand at the top of the entrance ramp and Onoo takes a picture of the two before heading down to the ring)


    David Penzer: His opponent… Being accompanied by Sonny Onoo… From Japan… Weighing 240 pounds… YUJI NAAAAAGATAAAAAA!


    (Onoo and Nagata make their way to the ring and Nagata climbs inside and starts getting ready as the music fades)





    Joey Matthews vs. Yuji Nagata


    The bell rings and Nagata and Matthews lock up and Nagata locks Matthews in an armbar. Nagata tightens the hold and now kicks Matthews in the gut a few times and now drops him to a knee. Nagata tightens the hold but now Matthews rolls on the mat and gets back to his feet and breaks the hold and now punches Nagata a few times and hits the ropes. Matthews bounces off but Nagata gives him a drop toe hold and swings around and locks in a front facelock. Nagata applies pressure but now Matthews starts getting to his feet but Nagata knees him in the gut and now sets him up and hits a big vertical suplex! Nagta with the cover, 1…2, Matthews kicks out. Nagata picks Matthews up and shoots him to the corner. Nagata runs up but Matthews nails him with a back elbow. Matthews turns around and springs off the second turnbuckle and connects with another back elbow! Matthews makes the cover, 1…2, Nagata kicks out. Matthews picks Nagata up and nails him with a few forearms and hits the ropes but Sonny Onoo grabs him by the boot! Matthews turns around to go after him but Onoo backs off quickly. Matthews turns his attention back to Nagata who runs up and nails him with a spinning wheel kick! (Oh!) Nagata makes the cover, 1…2, Matthews kicks out.

    Tony Schiavone: Matthews trying to mount some sort of offense here but with Onoo on the outside getting involved he’s not gonna get anywhere.

    Mike Tenay: It’s definitely a numbers game for Joey Matthews but give him credit where its due, he’s trying to fend them both off as best he can.

    Nagata grabs Matthews and nails him with a few chops and shoots him to the ropes. Matthews bounces off and ducks a clothesline from Nagata. Nagata turns around and Matthews nails him with a dropkick that staggers him to the ropes. Matthews runs up and clotheslines Nagata to the outside! Matthews gets the fans pumped and now climbs the turnbuckle, AND HITS A PLANCHA ON NAGATA! (Cheers!) Matthews gets to his feet and now picks up Nagata and tosses him in the ring. Matthews climbs on the apron and hits a slingshot leg drop and makes the cover, 1…2, Nagata kicks out! Matthews picks up Nagata and takes him to the corner and nails him with a few chops. Matthews picks Nagata up and sits him on the turnbuckle and climbs up. Matthews attempts a superplex but now Onoo jumps on the apron! Matthews looks over and sees what’s happening and jumps off. Matthews grabs Onoo and now looks at the fans who cheer him on, AND HE PUNCHES ONOO OFF THE APRON! (Cheers!) Matthews turns around and Nagata nails him with a roundhouse kick to the head! (Oh!) Nagata grabs Matthews and sets him up, TWISTING BRAINBUSTER! Nagata covers, 1…2…3!

    Winner: Yuji Nagata via Twisting Brainbuster in 9:22


    Tony Schiavone: And Nagata picks up the win!

    Mike Tenay: And like it was said earlier, the numbers game played a factor here tonight. Onoo provided the distraction his man needed and it worked with no problems aside from having Onoo get his lights knocked out which I’m sure we all enjoyed.

    Tony Schiavone: I know I did. Well better luck next time to Joey Matthews. Stay tuned fans, we’ll be back!


    (COMMERCIAL)



    (The camera fades back inside the arena)

    Tony Schiavone: Welcome back fans and right now lets take it away to ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund. Take it away, Gene!


    Interview Segment





    (The camera fades down to the entrance ramp where ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund is standing by)


    Gene Okerlund: Thanks, Tony and Mike. Ladies and gentlemen, it is as always and my privilege to bring this man out to talk with me and all of you. A man who needs no introduction. Ladies and gentlemen… THE 17 TIME, WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION! THE ‘NATURE BOY’ RIC…FLAAAAAAIR!


    ~WOOOOOOO!~



    (“Dawn” starts up and the fans cheer as Ric Flair struts out on stage and takes a moment to stop and spin around showing off his expensive suit. Flair takes the World Heavyweight Championship and raises it in the air as he walks to Gene Okerlund and shakes his hand smiling as the music fades)


    Gene Okerlund: ‘Nature Boy’ the floor is yours sir.

    Ric Flair: ‘MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAN’ WOOOOOOOOOOO BY GOD GENE! WHAT in the HELL is going on TONIGHT!


    (The fans cheer as Flair looks on)


    Ric Flair: I’ll tell ya what’s going on. We are LIVE here in Hammond, Indiana…


    (The fans cheer)


    Ric Flair: And the ‘Nature Boy’ has got something on his mind, SOMEONE as a matter of fact. And that someone, is Shane Douglas. DOUGLAS! I heard what ya said on THUNDER! I heard you say that you wanted this World Heavyweight Title at ‘Bash At The Beach.’ And I’m out here right now to tell you, and the whole world, that I accept your challenge, and by god, at ‘Bash At The Beach’ on July 22nd. I’m gonna show you WHY I’m the World Heavyweight Champion, and YOU’RE NOT, WOOOOO!


    (The fans cheer)


    Gene Okerlund: Of course you have to wonder just what Shane Douglas’ game plan is. He’s got the rest of the Triple Threat in his corner. He’s got his cheating ways which we’ve all seen before.

    Ric Flair: Need I remind you ‘Mean’ Gene. That not only are you talking to the 17 time World Heavyweight Champion. You’re also talking to the ‘Dirtiest Player In The Game!’ If Douglas wants to bring his goons out, let em. If he wants to bring out a weapon. Let him. Because there is NOTHING that’s gonna help him take THIS BELT AWAY FROM ME!

    Gene Okerlund: Ric Flair if I may be so… Wait a second…


    (Suddenly Booker T walks out from the back and up to Okerlund and Flair)


    Gene Okerlund: Booker T, just what is the meaning of this interruption?

    Booker T: ‘Mean’ Gene… Champ. Listen here… After the news I just heard I had to come out here and let the champ here know about something.

    Ric Flair: And what’s that?

    Booker T: Look here dog. Since you won that belt… I haven’t gotten a rematch for it and I’m cool with that. I know you got your thing going on with Shane Douglas and all that, and I can dig it. But the fact remains, I haven’t gotten a return match yet. And Shane McMahon told me just now… That I’m gonna get my rematch for that belt. And that rematch… Is tonight.


    (The fans cheer as Flair smiles)


    Gene Okerlund: So let me get this straight, you’ve got a match against Ric Flair tonight and the World Heavyweight Title is on the line?

    Booker T: That’s what I’m sayin.

    Ric Flair: Booker T… You have got yet another date with the ‘Nature Boy.’ I’m looking forward to it.


    (Flair extends his hand and Booker T shakes it and then walks off)


    Gene Okerlund: Well what a surprise THAT announcement was. Ric Flair, truly you have a challenge for that title tonight.

    Ric Flair: Make no mistake about it… Booker T is a hell of a guy, and a hell of a wrestler. But no disrespect to Booker T, he ain’t the ‘Nature Boy’ and he ain’t the World Heavyweight Champion. I wish him luck tonight. But make no mistake about it ‘Mean’ Gene. After tonight, I’ve got my mind set on Shane Douglas. And Shane Douglas, I know you’re gonna be watching. So go ahead and take some notes. Because after I get through with Booker T, YOUR ASS as they say, is mine. And BY GOD, come July 22nd, at ‘Bash At The Beach.’ I’m coming down this aisle… Stepping inside that ring. I’m gonna strut… I’m gonna wrestle. And I’m gonna do what it is I’ve been doing since you were just a twinkle in your fathers eye. I’m talking about winning. Because when you got the 15 pounds of gold in your hands, around your shoulder, or around your waist. By god you’re a winner. But when you got the 15 pounds of gold, and you look as good as this…


    (Ric Flair spins slowly around as the fans start to cheer)


    Ric Flair: And you’re the greatest wrestler walking Gods green earth. You’re not just a winner… You’re the ‘Naaaaaaaature Boy’ WOOOOO!

    Gene Okerlund: THANK YOU, ‘NATURE BOY!’


    (Flair struts for a moment before heading back up the entrance ramp)


    Tony Schiavone: Well there you have it folks, the challenge has been accepted, it will be Ric Flair putting up the World Heavyweight Championship against Shane Douglas at ‘Bash At The Beach,’ but later on tonight, we’ll be seeing Ric Flair defend it first against the FORMER World Heavyweight Champion, Booker T!

    Mike Tenay: And if you think about it. If Booker T can defeat Ric Flair tonight and become the World Heavyweight Champion for the 6th time, it will be Booker T taking on Douglas in just a few weeks.

    Tony Schiavone: It’s gonna be a big match, you don’t wanna miss it fans, stay tuned!


    (COMMERCIAL)



    (The camera fades back inside the arena)


    Tony Schiavone: Welcome back ladies and gentlemen and we’re just about set for our next contest of the night pitting 3 Count against the young team of Air Raid.

    Mike Tenay: It was last week on Thunder that these two teams were in a heated confrontation and the challenge was issued and accepted for tonight. And here we are.

    Tony Schiavone: Here we are indeed. Let’s go to David Penzer!


    (The camera fades down to the ring)



    ~WHEN I GET LOOSE!~


    1.
    (“Loose” by Primer 55 starts up and the fans cheer as AJ Styles and Air Paris walk out on stage and both start getting the fans pumped)


    David Penzer: This tag team contest is set for one fall with a 15 minute time limit. Introducing first weighing at a total combined weight of 400 pounds… AJ Styles and Air Paris… AIR RAAAAAID!
    2.
    3.
    (Air Raid head down the aisle and climb inside the ring and both go to a turnbuckle, climb up and raise their arms in victory as the music fades)



    ~EVERYBODY 3 COUNT, ONE… TWO… THREEEEEEEE!~



    (“Dance With 3 Count” starts up and the fans boo as Shannon Moore and Evan Karagias walk out on stage. The two start dancing in the center of the entrance ramp and then head down the aisle)


    David Penzer: Their opponents… Weighing at a total combined weight of 423 pounds… Evan Karagias… Shannon Moore… 3 COUNT!


    (3 Count continue down the aisle as the fans boo. They climb inside the ring and both jump on the turnbuckles and throw their arms in the air as the music fades)






    Air Raid vs. 3 Count


    Styles and Moore start things out as the bell rings. Moore and Styles circle and lock up and Styles locks in an arm ringer on Moore. Styles applies pressure and now Moore rolls on the mat and reverses the hold. Moore applies more pressure and now Styles goes over to the ropes, grabs the top rope and front flips to his feet and arm drags Moore! Moore gets to his feet and Styles runs in and gets arm dragged. Styles and Moore get back up both go for a pair of dropkicks and we’re at a standoff but Moore quickly kicks Styles in the gut and starts punching him. Moore shoots Styles to the ropes and ducks down and Styles leaps over him. Moore turns around and Styles back flips and kicks Moore in the head! (Cheers!) Styles picks Moore up and takes him to the corner and tags Paris. Paris and Styles shoot Moore to the ropes. Moore bounces off and they hip toss Moore but catch him and then give him a double powerbomb! (Oh!) Paris makes the cover, 1…2, Karagias breaks up the count. Paris picks up Moore and nails him with a few forearms and shoots him to the ropes. Moore bounces off and Paris dropkicks him and Moore quickly slides out of the ring. Paris runs up and baseball slides Moore! Moore gets to his feet and Paris hits a slingshot plancha on Moore! (Cheers!) Styles and Karagias are in the ring trading blows with each other and now Styles backs Karagias in the ropes and shoots him off but Karagias slides to the outside and quickly takes Paris out with a clothesline. Karagias starts showboating a bit and now turns around, AND STYLES HITS A NO HANDS SOMERSAULT PLANCHA ON KARAGIAS! (Holy Shit! Holy Shit!)

    Tony Schiavone: BIG AERIAL MANEUVER ON EVAN KARAGIAS!

    Mike Tenay: Did you see the height on that!? He cleared the top rope about 4 feet!

    Tony Schiavone: Magnificent athlete AJ Styles is and what a tag team Air Raid is.

    Paris gets back to his feet and picks Moore up and sends him in the ring. Paris gets back in and picks him up and shoots him to the corner. Paris runs up and gets an elbow from Moore. Moore runs up and leaps on top of Paris and gives him a sleeper slam! Moore makes the cover, 1…2, Paris kicks out. Moore tosses Paris in the corner and quickly starts stomping him. Karagias gets on the apron and Moore tags him in. Moore takes Paris out of the corner and hits a backbreaker as Karagias climbs up the turnbuckle. Karagias perches at the top and taunts the crowd and hits a 360 splash on Paris! Karagias covers, 1…2, Styles breaks the pin. Moore and Styles start fighting and now Karagias puts Paris in the corner and starts punching him 3 Count look at each other and now shoot Air Raid into each other but Air Raid reverse and 3 Count bump into each other! Moore turns around into Paris and Paris tosses him to the outside. Styles grabs Karagias and sets him up and taunts before lifting him up, ‘STYLES CLASH’ (Belly To Back Inverted Mat Slam) ON KARAGIAS! (Cheers!) Paris climbs up the turnbuckle and perches himself up but Moore climbs up the apron and crotches him! Moore climbs in the ring and Styles goes to attack but Moore pulls the rope down and Styles topples to the outside. Karagias grabs Paris and puts him on his shoulders and Moore bounces off the ropes, ‘COUNT DOWN’ (Fireman’s Carry/Swinging Neckbreaker) PARIS! Karagias makes the cover, 1…2…3!

    Winners: 3 Count via ‘Count Down’ in 9:10


    Tony Schiavone: And 3 Count get the win!

    Mike Tenay: Air Raid had them right where they wanted them but Moore managed to save Karagias at the last second, threw Styles to the outside that left Paris all alone. And now, 3 Count get the shot at the Cruiserweight Tag Team Champions, the Filthy Animals.

    Tony Schiavone: And you can believe that the Animals are watching. Right now ladies and gentlemen let’s take you to ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund standing by with the Hart Family.


    Backstage



    (The camera fades backstage where you see ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund standing by with the Hart Family with Jimmy Hart standing in front of Malice, Brian Knobbs, Meng, and Mike Awesome who holds the Television Title around his shoulder)


    Gene Okerlund: Thank you gentlemen. Jimmy Hart, it’s no secret that you and your ‘family’ have set your sights on Goldberg. Last week obviously we saw Malice ‘Chokeslam’ Goldberg and left him laying in the ring. Do you honestly think for one second that Goldberg isn’t wanting retaliation?

    Jimmy Hart: Hahahaha, you know ‘Mean’ Gene all week long I’ve been hearing the fans talk about how Goldberg is gunning for us. But I’ve also been hearing how the big man Malice broke Goldbergs back when he gave him the ‘Chokeslam’ baby. So hey Goldberg, if you’re gunning for us, we ain’t hard to find baby. We dare ya. We double dog dare ya baby. Hahahaha.

    Gene Okerlund: For a mouth behind a megaphone you sure are pretty confident.

    Jimmy Hart: What’s there not to be confident about? Look at this… I got the big man Malice. I got the other big man, WCW Television Champion Mike Awesome baby. I got ‘Nasty Boy’ Brian Knobbs who’s as nasty as he wants to be baby. And I got the man with the hardest head in professional wrestling, Meng. Goldberg doesn’t stand a chance ‘Mean’ Gene. Just like tonight, the Mamalukes don’t have a chance at beating Meng and the ‘Nasty Boy.’ Gentlemen, let’s go get em.


    (The Hart Family leave)


    Gene Okerlund: Well there you have it. Back to you guys.


    (The camera fades back to the announcers table)


    Tony Schiavone: Well there you have it fans. Strong words and a strong determination from Jimmy Hart that his ‘family’ has nothing to fear in Bill Goldberg. Mike.

    Mike Tenay: It seems as though that Jimmy Hart is overly confident. But nevertheless we still have not had word or confirmation of Goldberg being here tonight. We’ll definitely have to wait and see what happens later on tonight.

    Tony Schiavone: And of course later on tonight let’s not forget that big World Title match that will take place between former champion Booker T, and current reigning champion Ric Flair. More to come as the night goes on, let’s go to David Penzer for our next match!


    ~DANGER… HIGH VOLTAGE!~



    (“High Voltage” starts up and the fans cheer as Kenny Kaos and Robbie Rage walk out on stage with their arms raised in victory. Rage and Kaos grab each other and start shaking their heads and screaming before they head down the aisle)


    David Penzer: This tag team contest is scheduled for one fall with a 15 minute time limit. Introducing first… Weighing in at a total combined weight of 504 pounds… Robbie Rage… Kenny Kaos… HIGH VOLLLLLLLLLTAGE!


    (Rage and Kaos climb inside the ring and both start getting ready as the music fades)



    ~KRRRRRRONNNNNNIK!~



    (“Love Dump” by Static-X starts up and the fans boo as Kronik walk out on stage carrying the Tag Team Titles around their shoulders. They look at each other and high five before walking down the aisle)


    David Penzer: Their opponents… Weighing in at a total combined weight of 605 pounds… They are the WCW Tag Team Champions… KRRRRRRONIK!


    (Kronik make their way down to the ring and climb inside, keeping focused on High Voltage as the music fades)





    High Voltage vs. Kronik


    The bell rings and Adams and Rage start things off. Rage and Adams go to lock up but Adams quickly kicks him in the gut and starts forearming him in the back. Adams picks Rage up and takes him to the corner and starts giving him a few elbows to the head. Adams starts stomping Rage in the corner and now starts choking him with his boot. The ref backs Adams off and now Adams comes back and picks Rage up and hip tosses him hard out of the corner! Rage goes to the corner and makes the tag to Kaos. Kaos comes in and goes after Adams but Adams gives him a big boot to the face! (Oh!) Adams picks up Kaos and makes the tag to Clark. Clark comes in and the two start stomping Kaos in the corner. Clark pulls Kaos out of the corner and gives him a scoop slam. Clark hits the ropes and hits a big elbow drop and makes the cover, 1…2, Kaos kicks out. Clark picks Kaos up and shoots him to the ropes. Kaos bounces off and ducks a clothesline from Clark. Clark turns around and Kaos nails him with a few right hands and shoots him to the ropes. Clark bounces off and Kaos nails him with a powerslam! The cover, 1…2, Clark kicks out!

    Tony Schiavone: Well so far it’s been all Kronik here but Kaos just hit Bryan Clark with a beautiful powerslam. Let’s see if High Voltage can mount themselves some offense over the Tag Team Champions.

    Kaos picks Clark up and makes the tag to Rage. Rage comes in and High Voltage shoot Clark to the ropes. Clark bounces off and they nail him with a double shoulder block! Rage and Kaos grab each other and start screaming and shaking and both nail Clark with a double elbow drop! Rage makes the cover, 1…2, Adams breaks the count. Rage picks Clark up and shoots him to the corner. Rage runs up but Clark gives him a back elbow and follows up with a vicious clothesline! Clark picks up Rage and nails him with a few chops and backs him to the corner and tags in Adams. Kronik shoots Rage to the ropes and both nail a double boot to the face! Kaos comes in the ring and Adams quickly clotheslines him over the top to the outside! Clark picks Rage up and now Adams walks over and the two grab Rage, ‘HIGH TIMES’ (Double Chokeslam) ON RAGE! Adams makes the cover, 1…2…3!

    Winners: Kronik via ‘High Times’ in 9:28


    Tony Schiavone: And Kronik just DOMINATED that contest!

    Mike Tenay: You can never say that Kronik are not worthy of being Tag Team Champions. Valiant effort from High Voltage, but it’s back to square one with them.

    Tony Schiavone: Don’t go nowhere fans we’ll be back for more action right here on Nitro!


    (COMMERCIAL)



    (The camera fades back inside the arena)



    ~FILTHY, DIRTY, NASTY!~



    (“Filthy, Dirty, Nasty” starts up and the fans cheer as Billy Kidman walks out on stage adjusting his elbow pad and raising his half of the Cruiserweight Tag Team Title in the air as he heads down the aisle)


    David Penzer: This contest is set for one fall with a 15 minute time limit. Introducing first… From Allentown, Pennsylvania… Weighing 195 pounds… One half of the WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Champions… BILLY KIIIIIIIDMAN!


    (Kidman slaps a few hands along the way and then climbs inside the ring. Kidman leaps on the turnbuckle and looks on at the crowd while raising his arms in victory as the music fades)



    ~PRIME TIME BABY!~



    (“Primetime” starts up and the fans boo as Elix Skipper walks out on stage with a smug look on his face)


    David Penzer: His opponent… From Atlanta, Georgia… Weighing 225 pounds… EEEEEELIX SKIPPERRRRRRR!


    (Skipper heads down the aisle talking smack to some of the fans and then climbs on the apron and leaps in the ring. Skipper then climbs on the turnbuckle and raises his arms in the air in victory as the music fades)





    Billy Kidman vs. Elix Skipper


    The bell rings and Skipper and Kidman lock up. Kidman snatches on a headlock and applies pressure but Skipper squirms out of it and locks Kidman from behind. Kidman swings around and wraps Skipper up from behind and pushes him to the ropes. Skipper holds on and pushes Kidman off. Kidman rolls to his feet and runs up but Skipper gives him an elbow to the head. Kidman stumbles out and Skipper runs up but gets an arm drag! Both back to their feet and Skipper hits an arm drag on Kidman. Both back to their feet and Skipper goes for a kick but Kidman catches it. Kidman spins Skipper around and gives him a back suplex but Skipper back flips and lands on his feet and clubs Kidman from behind. Skipper shoots Kidman to the ropes and goes for a clothesline but Kidman ducks under it. Skipper turns around and Kidman hits a leg lariat! Kidman covers, 1…2, Skipper kicks out. Kidman picks him up and nails him with a few chops and shoots him to the ropes. Skipper bounces off and leaps over a ducking Kidman. Kidman turns around and Skipper nails him with a spinning heel kick and covers, 1…2, Kidman kicks out.

    Tony Schiavone: And things look to be pretty even but right now Elix Skipper has control thanks to that spinning heel kick.

    Mike Tenay: Elix Skipper certainly trying to sort of find himself nowadays since being forced to disband from Team Canada. But whether you like him or hate him he’s one of the best cruiserweights we have in World Championship Wrestling. But definitely having a string of bad luck over the past few months.

    Skipper picks Kidman up and nails him with a few chops and takes him to the corner and stomps him a few times. Skipper shoots him to the far side and Kidman grabs the top rope and slings himself over Skipper. Kidman runs up but Skipper gives him a kick to the face! Skipper gets on the second rope and dives off and hits a hurricanrana! Skipper makes the cover, 1…2, Kidman gets the shoulder up. Skipper locks on a rear chinlock and applies pressure. Kidman starts fighting back and nails Skipper with a few elbows and Skipper breaks the hold. Kidman hits the ropes and goes for a clothesline but Skipper hits the ‘Matrix!’ Skipper lifts himself back up and turns around and Kidman lifts him up and hits the ‘BK Bomb’ (Lifting Sitout Spinebuster) on Skipper! Kidman with the cover, 1…2, Skipper kicks out. Kidman picks Skipper up and chops him a few times and shoots him to the corner. Kidman runs up and Skipper moves out of the corner. Skipper punches Kidman a few times and now backs off and runs up but Kidman leaps up on his back and rolls him up, 1…2, Skipper kicks out. Both get back to their feet and Skipper misses a clothesline. Skipper turns around and Kidman picks him up on his shoulders and slams him to the mat! Kidman looks to the fans and signals to the fans.

    Mike Tenay: KIDMAN IS CALLING FOR THE ‘SHOOTING STAR PRESS!’ THE FANS WANNA SEE IT!

    Tony Schiavone: He’s got him set up perfectly!

    Kidman starts climbing up the turnbuckle and perches himself at the top but Skipper manages to get to his feet and pushes him off the turnbuckle and Kidman crotches himself on the ropes! (Oh!) Skipper now goes out and climbs up the turnbuckle. Skipper perches himself up top, ‘ROPE WALK HURRICANRANA’ ON KIDMAN! (Oh!) Skipper makes the cover, 1…2… Kidman kicks out! Skipper questions the count and now Skipper gets to his feet and stomps him. Skipper picks Kidman up and shoots him to the ropes. Kidman bounces off and ducks a clothesline. Kidman bounces off the ropes again as does Skipper and there’s a double clothesline and both are down! The ref administers the count and gets to 6 and both start getting to their feet. Both men back up and start trading punches and Skipper gets the advantage. Skipper shoots him to the ropes but Kidman reverses and sends Skipper. Skipper bounces off and ducks a clothesline. Kidman turns around and Skipper kicks him in the gut and wraps him up for the ‘Play Of The Day’ but Kidman squirms out of it and nails Skipper with a kick to the gut and wraps him up, runs up the ropes and hits a bulldog! Kidman covers, 1…2, Skipper kicks out! Kidman picks Skipper up and takes him to the corner and sits him on top. Kidman climbs up but Skipper punches him and pushes him off. Skipper perches himself up, DIVING LEG DROP MISSES! Skipper gets to his feet in pain and Kidman wraps him up, ‘KID CRUSHER’ (Jumping Inverted Double Underhook Facebuster) ON SKIPPER AND THE COVER, 1…2…3!

    Winner: Billy Kidman via ‘Kid Crusher’ in 10:30


    Tony Schiavone: ‘KID CRUSHER’ ON SKIPPER AND THIS ONE IS OVER!

    Mike Tenay: And Elix Skipper continues his string of bad luck but you gotta give him credit. Hell of a match.

    Tony Schiavone: Hell of a match indeed, but Billy Kidman walks out of here with a win. Don’t go anywhere fans we’ll be right back!


    (COMMERCIAL)



    (The camera fades back into the arena)


    Tony Schiavone: Welcome back fans we’re just about set for our next con- wait a second, I’m getting word from the back now… Ladies and gentlemen I’ve understood that Jeff Jarrett has just pulled up into the arena. He’s not scheduled to be here. Let’s go to ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund and try to figure out what’s going on here. Gene, can we get a word?


    Backstage





    (The camera fades backstage in the parking lot where you see ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund standing by with Jeff Jarrett walking up behind him)

    Gene Okerlund: Tony I hear you loud and clear and I’m going to try and get a word here…


    (Jarrett walks up as Okerlund puts a hand up for him to stop but Jarrett keeps walking)


    Gene Okerlund: Jeff Jarrett if I can get a moment of your time…


    (Jarrett stops and turns around)


    Jeff Jarrett: What the hell do you want Okerlund?!

    Gene Okerlund: Well from my understanding you’re not even supposed to be here tonight…

    Jeff Jarrett: Yeah, well I’m here anyway.

    Gene Okerlund: Well what’s the meaning of this? Are you here to confront Diamond Dallas Page for beating you last week? Because he’s not here either.

    Jeff Jarrett: Let me tell you something here ‘Mean’ Gene ‘slap ass.’ I don’t give a damn if DDP beat me last week. The fact is, I beat him at the Pay Per View. I chose him as my opponent to keep up my quest to reclaim my position as the ‘Chosen One’ of WCW and I beat him at the Pay Per View period. So that means it doesn’t matter if he beat me last week. It doesn’t matter if he beats me tonight which obviously ain’t gonna happen since he’s not here. And hell it doesn’t matter if he beats me next week or a month from now. I beat him at the Pay Per View, so DDP ain’t a concern of mine anymore.

    Gene Okerlund: Well then what’s your business here?

    Jeff Jarrett: What’s my business here? It’s MY business. So choke on that, you bald headed ‘slap nut!’


    (Jarrett walks off as the camera fades back to the announcers table)


    Tony Schiavone: Wow. Well Jeff Jarrett apparently has some business to attend to tonight.

    Mike Tenay: Something just doesn’t set right with me on that interview, Tony.

    Tony Schiavone: We all know Jeff Jarrett and how he is. He’s definitely got something on his mind tonight. But I guess we’ll find out later on just why he’s here. But for now let’s go to the ring for our next match.


    (“Speak Softly Love” from The Godfather starts up and the fans boo as Big Vito and Johnny The Bull walk out on stage and head down the aisle)


    David Penzer: Ladies and gentlemen this tag team contest is set for one fall with a 15 minute time limit. Introducing first, from Little Italy… Big Vito… Johnny The Bull… THE MAMALUKES!


    (Big Vito and Johnny The Bull climb inside the ring and both start preparing as the music fades)



    (“Hart Family” starts up and the fans boo as Meng and Brian Knobbs walk out on stage with Jimmy Hart leading the way)


    David Penzer: Their opponents… Being accompanied to the ring by Jimmy Hart… Representing the Hart Family… Brian Knobbs and MENG!


    (Knobbs and Meng head down the aisle with the Mamalukes looking on. Meng and Knobbs climb inside the ring and the Mamalukes quickly rush up and start attacking!)





    The Mamalukes vs. The Hart Family


    The Mamalukes and the Hart Family start trading blows with each other in the middle of the ring and now the Mamalukes and the Hart Family pair off with one another with Knobbs and Vito and Meng and Johnny The Bull respectively. Vito and Johnny get the advantage and bring their opponents into opposite corners and continue to lay in punches and kicks. The Mamalukes whip the Hart Family into each other but Meng and Knobbs sidestep each other and quickly start nailing the Mamalukes. Meng nails Vito with a few right hands and now grabs him and tosses him to the outside and goes after him. Knobbs nails Johnny with a few right hands and shoots him to the ropes. Johnny bounces off and Knobbs takes him down with a clothesline and makes the cover, 1…2, Johnny kicks out. On the outside Meng nails Vito with a big throat thrust and Vito goes down. Back in the ring Knobbs picks Johnny up and takes him to the corner and bangs his head against the buckle and tags in Meng. Meng comes in and nails Johnny with a kick to the ribs and follows up with a headbutt. Meng chops Johnny a few times and shoots him off. Johnny bounces off and ducks a clothesline. Johnny bounces off again and leaps up and nails Meng with a shoulder tackle but Meng keeps his balance! Johnny gets up and chops Meng a few times and shoots him to the ropes but Meng reverses. Johnny bounces off and kicks a ducking Meng in the face! Meng pops up but ducks a clothesline and nails Johnny with a savate kick! (Oh!)

    Tony Schiavone: And Meng with that DEVASTATING savate kick to the jaw of Johnny The Bull!

    Mike Tenay: The Bull thought he rocked Meng with that kick to the face but as we’ve seen many times in the past, Meng is impervious to pains to the head.

    Tony Schiavone: Jimmy Hart made it clear earlier, he’s got the hardest head in the business.

    Meng picks Johnny up and nails him with a few chops and tags in Knobbs. Knobbs comes in and they whip Johnny to the ropes. Johnny bounces off and the Hart Family give him a double back elbow. Knobbs covers, 1…2, Johnny kicks out. Knobbs picks Johnny up and shoots him to the ropes and Vito makes the blind tag! Johnny bounces off and Knobbs kicks him in the gut and sets him up for a suplex but Vito runs up and punches Knobbs a few times. Vito shoots Knobbs to the ropes but Knobbs reverses. Vito bounces off and catches Knobbs in a spinning neckbreaker! Vito covers, 1…2, Knobbs kicks out. Vito gets to his feet and stomps Knobbs a few times and now goes and taunts Meng! Meng climbs in the ring but the referee stops him. Vito signals Johnny The Bull and now Johnny climbs to the top turnbuckle. Vito picks up Knobbs and nails a body slam, and Johnny leaps off and connects with a flying elbow drop! Johnny makes the cover, 1…2, Knobbs kicks out.

    Tony Schiavone: And the Mamalukes with the advantage now albeit in cheating fashion.

    Johnny picks Knobbs up and makes the tag to Vito and the Mamalukes shoot Knobbs to the corner. Vito whips Johnny into Knobbs and connects with a clothesline! Johnny whips Knobbs out of the corner and Vito hits him with the ‘Mafia Kick!’ Vito covers, 1…2, Meng breaks up the count. Meng starts stomping Vito and now Johnny comes up and chops Meng a few times into the ropes. Johnny backs off and runs up but Meng lifts him up and over to the outside but Vito runs up and clotheslines Meng over the top to the outside! Jimmy Hart jumps on the apron and gets the referees attention but now Vito runs up and grab Jimmy Hart! The fans start cheering for Vito to hit him as Hart throws the megaphone in the ring. Jimmy Hart drops down and the referee continues to warn Jimmy Hart, Vito turns around and KNOBBS DECKS HIM IN THE HEAD WITH THE MEGAPHONE!

    Tony Schiavone: KNOBBS JUST HIT HIM WITH THE MEGAPHONE!

    Mike Tenay: And the Hart Family will definitely steal this… IT’S GOLDBERG!


    (Out of nowhere, Goldberg slides inside the ring and nails Knobbs with the ‘Spear’ right after Knobbs hit Vito with the megaphone!)


    Tony Schiavone: ‘SPEAR’ FROM GOLDBERG! AND LOOK, LOOK AT THIS! HE’S MOVED VITO ON TOP OF KNOBBS!

    Goldberg slides out of the ring and quickly starts to chase after Jimmy Hart! The referee turns around and sees the cover, 1…2…3!

    Winners: The Mamalukes via pinfall in 11:07


    Tony Schiavone: THE MAMALUKES DEFEAT THE HART FAMILY THANKS TO GOLDBERG! AND JIMMY HART IS MAKING A RUN FOR IT WITH GOLDBERG RIGHT BEHIND HIM!

    Mike Tenay: I can’t even tell you what just happened there, Tony. Jimmy Hart threw the megaphone in the ring as the referee was distracted with Hart getting on the apron, and out of nowhere from the back, from the ringside area, I have no clue. Goldberg jumped in and ‘Speared’ Knobbs out of his boots and then rolled Big Vito on top of him to get the victory!

    Tony Schiavone: Well the Hart Family gets screwed, and in all right after what’s gone on with them and Goldberg the last couple of weeks. Stay tuned fans, we’ll be back for more action!


    (COMMERCIAL)



    (The camera fades back inside the ring with Chuck Palumbo and Sean O’Hare in the ring)


    Tony Schiavone: Welcome back fans and we’re set for our next match between Sean O’Hare and Lex Luger. Let’s go to David Penzer.


    (“Chariots Of Fire” starts up and the fans boo as Lex Luger walks out on stage with Miss Elizabeth by his side and Buff Bagwell. Luger flexes as Buff drops to a knee and flexes as well on the entrance ramp as pyro shoots out from the ramp and then heads down the aisle with Elizabeth in hand and Bagwell by his side)


    David Penzer: His opponent… Being accompanied to the ring by Miss Elizabeth and Buff Bagwell… From Atlanta, Georgia… Weighing 265 pounds… ‘The LEX LUUUUUUUGER!


    (Luger climbs inside the ring and poses for a few seconds until the music fades)





    Sean O’Hare vs. Lex Luger


    Palumbo and O’Hare high five each other and Palumbo goes to the outside as the bell rings. Luger and O’Hare lock up and Luger pushes O’Hare off and flexes to a chorus of boos from the fans. Luger and O’Hare circle for a second before Luger asks for a test of strength. O’Hare looks around for a second and now goes for the test of strength but O’Hare kicks Luger in the gut and starts punching and chopping him. O’Hare shoots Luger off the ropes, Luger bounces back and O’Hare hits him with a big dropkick! O’Hare gets to his feet and now flexes in front of Luger! (Cheers!) Luger gets to his feet angry and goes for a right hand but O’Hare blocks it and punches Luger a few times and dropkicks him again and Luger tumbles through the ropes to the outside! (Cheers!) Bagwell helps Luger to his feet and starts consoling him. Luger gets back in the ring and goes to lock up with O’Hare but Luger rakes him in the eyes and starts clubbing him in the back. Luger grabs O’Hare and shoots him hard into the corner. Luger runs up and nails him with a clothesline and now takes him out and lifts him up dropping him in a backbreaker! Luger covers, 1…2, O’Hare kicks out.

    Tony Schiavone: And I tell ya what, Mike. The ongoing feud between these two teams, I don’t see it ever ending.

    Mike Tenay: Possibly in the future, all feuds have to come to an end at some point. But as of right now you’re right, Tony. It’s not going to end especially with the egos of Totally Buff.

    Tony Schiavone: Totally Buff obviously feeling they’ve sort of been given the shaft in World Championship Wrestling since Shane McMahon took over. I think you’re right about their egos. They’re so full of themselves that they’re paranoid.

    Luger picks O’Hare up and chops him a few times in the corner and shoots him to the far side. Luger runs up but O’Hare nails him with a back elbow. Luger backs up and O’Hare hits a clothesline, and another, and another! Luger gets up and O’Hare shoots him to the ropes and hits a powerslam! O’Hare covers, 1…2, Luger kicks out. O’Hare picks Luger up and nails him with a few chops and hits the ropes but Bagwell grabs him by the foot! O’Hare turns around and tries to go after him but Luger runs up and nails him in the back with a knee sending him to the outside. Palumbo runs up and starts brawling with Bagwell!

    Tony Schiavone: AND BUFF BAGWELL AND CHUCK PALUMBO ARE MIXING IT UP!

    Mike Tenay: And they’re both brawling up the aisle! We may actually get a one on one match between Luger and O’Hare!

    Tony Schiavone: Don’t forget Elizabeth.

    Luger stomps O’Hare on the floor and now picks him up and whips him hard in the guardrail. Luger chop him a few times and now grabs him and goes to ram his head against the turnbuckle pole but O’Hare blocks and smashes Luger head first into it! (Cheers!) O’Hare rolls Luger back in the ring and now climbs up on the apron and up the turnbuckle. Luger gets to his feet and O’Hare leaps off and hits a flying clothesline! O’Hare with the cover, 1…2, Luger kicks out. O’Hare picks Luger up and punches him a few times and shoots him to the corner. O’Hare runs up but Luger connects with a boot and follows up with a running forearm! Luger covers, 1…2, O’Hare kicks out. Luger slaps on a rear chinlock and applies pressure. O’Hare refuses to tap out and now starts fighting back to his feet. O’Hare lands some elbows to the gut to break the hold and now hits the ropes but Luger turns him inside out with a knee to the gut! Luger covers, 1…2, O’Hare kicks out. Luger stomps him and now picks him up and takes him to the corner. Luger lifts O’Hare up and slaps him in the face. Luger sets him up for a superplex but O’Hare starts blocking it and eventually fights out of it. O’Hare hits Luger with a few right hands and now pushes him off and Luger crotches himself on the ropes! (Cheers!) Luger stalls for a moment and finally drops to the mat writhing in pain. O’Hare climbs up the turnbuckle, ‘SEANTON BOMB’ (Swanton Bomb) ON LUGER! O’Hare with the cover, 1…2…3!

    Winner: Sean O’Hare via ‘Seanton Bomb’ in 9:45


    Tony Schiavone: And Sean O’Hare pulls out the victory!

    Mike Tenay: And both Palumbo and Bagwell are nowhere to be found, I think they brawled all the way to the back!

    Tony Schiavone: And what a night it has been here on Nitro. We’ve still got a lot more coming up next in our Main-


    ~HOLLER…. IF YA HEAR ME!~


    Tony Schiavone: Oh no what is this…


    In Ring Segment





    (“Big Poppa Pump” starts up and the fans boo as Scott Steiner walks out on stage shaking his arms and looking at the fans with Midajah right by his side. Steiner raises his arm up, flexes, and kisses his bicep. Steiner loosens up for another moment and then heads down the aisle with Midajah. Steiner climbs inside the ring and grab the microphone and looks on as the music fades)


    Tony Schiavone: Well I guess ‘Big Poppa Pump’ has something on his mind, Mike.

    Mike Tenay: Yeah we can go to a commercial at any time now, Tony.

    Scott Steiner: So, I hope each and every single one of you here tonight… And each and every single one of you people watching the ‘Genetic Freak’ on your televisions right now. I hope all of you watched last week what I did to the UN ‘Natural’ Dustin Rhodes. Because as it stands right now, each and every single time Dustin Rhodes has stepped in this ring with me, I’ve beaten him like I was his old man 20 something years ago. Oh wait, I’m sorry I forgot Dustin, 20 something years ago your old man wasn’t even around.


    (The fans boo)


    Tony Schiavone: Ok, can we just cut him off please.

    Scott Steiner: And just like 20 something years ago, Dustin, your old man still isn’t around, because me and my brother took care of that a few weeks ago.


    (The fans boo for a few seconds until a ‘Dusty’ chant starts up)


    Scott Steiner: You idiots can chant his name all ya want, his fat ass ain’t showing up cuz he’s still in the damn hospital!


    (The fans continue to boo)


    Scott Steiner: Dustin Rhodes… Fact is, last week I beat your ass in the middle of this ring, but truth be told, I took it A LOT easier on you than when I beat your old mans ass. And as far as ‘Big Poppa Pump’ is concerned, you can NEVER beat me, not even on your best damn day. So let last week be a lesson. You step back in this ring with me, you’re gonna end up right next to your old man in a hospital. So this goes to all my freaks out there… ‘Big Poppa Pump’ is your hook up… HOLLER! If ya hear me.


    (Steiner drops the microphone as his music starts playing. Steiner poses in the ring and jaw jacks the fans a little before exiting the ring)

    Tony Schiavone: That man… You know I tell ya fans if I could say what I really feel about him we’d probably be kicked off the air.

    Mike Tenay: You can be sure that Dustin Rhodes was watching that. And honestly I feel really bad for the guy. His father, the ‘American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes laying up in a hospital bed thanks to the attack from the Steiner Brothers a few weeks ago.

    Tony Schiavone: It’s just disgusting. Fans we’ll be back.


    (COMMERCIAL)



    (The camera fades back inside the arena)


    Tony Schiavone: Welcome back fans and we’re ready for our Main Event. It’s Booker T getting his rematch for the World Heavyweight Title against the ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair. Let’s go to the ring.


    ~DON’T HATE THE PLAYA… HATE THE GAME!~



    (“Rap Sheet” starts up and the fans cheer as Booker T walks out on stage. Booker T raises his hands in the air as fire shoots out from the stage)


    David Penzer: Ladies and gentlemen this contest is set for one fall with a 30 minute time limit. And it is for the WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP! Introducing first… From 110th Street in Harlem, NY… Weighing 250 pounds…. BOOKERRRRRRR T!


    (Booker T heads down the aisle and slaps a few hands along the way before climbing inside the ring. Booker T climbs on the turnbuckle and ‘Raises The Roof’ as the music fades)



    ~WOOOOOOOOOO!~



    (“Dawn” starts up and the fans cheer as Ric Flair walks out on stage and takes a moment to stop and spin around showing off his robe and then gives a loud ‘Woooo’ as sparks fly out)


    David Penzer: His opponent… From Charlotte, North Carolina… Weighing in at 243 pounds… He is the WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION! The ‘Nature Boy’ RIC FLAAAAAAIR!


    (Flair heads down the aisle and climbs inside the ring. Flair walks to the center of the ring and undoes his robe showing off the World Heavyweight Title around his waist. Flair spins around for a second and let’s out another ‘Woo.’ Flair takes his robe off and starts getting ready as the music fades)







    World Heavyweight Championship


    Booker T vs Ric Flair ©


    The bell rings and both Booker and Flair meet in the center of the ring and stare at each other. Booker extends his hand and Flair shakes it to a cheer from the fans. Booker and Flair circle up and lock up and Booker locks Flair in a headlock. Booker tightens the hold and now Flair backs him up and shoots him to the ropes. Booker bounces off and takes Flair down with a shoulder tackle! Booker hits the ropes and leaps over Flair. Booker bounces off and Flair goes for a hip toss but Booker reverses and hip tosses Flair! Flair gets up and Booker hits him with a scoop slam and goes for a cover but Flair kicks him off. Booker gets back up and now Flair hits him with a scoop slam and goes for a pin but Booker kicks him off. Both get to their feet and we’re at a standoff! (Cheers!)

    Tony Schiavone: Both Booker T and the World Champion at a stand still. And you figure Booker T might have had the advantage at this point.

    Mike Tenay: Never count out Ric Flair. Booker though he’s much younger, Flair has been in this thing a long time and can go with the best of em.

    Tony Schiavone: Right about that, Mike.

    Flair and Booker circle up and lock up again and Booker slaps a headlock on Flair. Flair shoots him to the ropes and misses a clothesline. Booker bounces off and connects with a flying forearm! Booker covers, 1…2, Flair kicks out. Booker picks Flair up and nails him with a few punches and shoots him to the ropes. Flair bounces off and kicks a ducking Booker T in the face! Booker pops up and Flair shoots him to the ropes. Booker bounces off and Flair hits him with a big back body drop! Flair makes the cover, 1…2, Booker kicks out. Flair picks Booker up and nails him with a chop! (Woo!) And another! (Woo!) And another! (Woo!) Flair shoots Booker to the corner and runs up but Booker catches him with a back elbow. Flair stumbles out of the corner and Booker goes for a side kick but Flair catches the boot! Flair shakes his head and now spins Booker around and nails him with a reverse atomic drop! Booker in pain now and Flair grabs him and nails a scoop slam. Flair hits the ropes and nails him with a knee drop! Flair makes the cover, 1…2, Booker kicks out. Flair locks on an armbar and now tightens the hold. Booker gets to his feet and punches Flair a few times and now shoots him to the ropes but Flair reverses. Booker bounces off and ducks a clothesline. Flair turns around and Booker grabs Flair by the arm, twists him up and nails a hook kick! (Oh!) Booker with the cover, 1…2, Flair gets the shoulder up.

    Tony Schiavone: What a kick by Booker T, and if there’s anything Booker T has an advantage on Flair with it has to be his use of those legs. Booker T’s got plenty of various kicks in his favor.

    Mike Tenay: And one of those obviously is the ‘Scissor Kick.’ It’s the ‘Scissor Kick’ against the ‘Figure 4.’ And Booker T needs to make sure that if he wants to beat Flair, he can’t let his legs get attacked at all by the ‘Dirtiest Player In The Game.’

    Booker picks Flair up and nails him with a few chops and shoots him to the ropes. Flair bounces off and Booker hits a spinning crescent kick to the head of Flair! Booker covers, 1…2, Flair kicks out. Booker slaps on a rear chinlock and starts applying pressure. The fans start getting behind Flair and now Flair starts getting back to his feet and nails Booker with a few elbow shots to break the hold and now goes behind Booker and lifts him up and nails a knee breaker! Flair holds onto the leg and know drops a knee to the thigh of Booker T, and again, and again! Flair drops the leg of Booker T on the mat and now stomps it, and again, and again. Flair picks the leg up and signals for the ‘Figure 4’ and spins around but Booker shoves him off and Flair topples to the outside! Booker holds his leg in pain and now gets to his feet and hobbles over to the ropes but Flair grabs him by the legs and trips him up. Flair takes the leg and lifts it up and slams it on the ring apron! Flair climbs back in the ring and now drapes the leg across the ropes and now stands on it and then leaps up and drops down on it!

    Tony Schiavone: And there you see Flair picking apart the leg of Booker T to set up the ‘Figure 4!’

    Mike Tenay: Shades of his days in the 4 Horsemen with the Andersons. And the Andersons used to do the same thing to their opponents. Pick a limb and work it over. And this definitely shows the advantage that Flair has over Booker T. The ring time, the many years of experience. Booker T is in trouble.

    Flair picks Booker up and takes him the corner and nails him with a chop! (Woo!) Flair chops him again, and again! (Woo!) Flair shoots Booker to the far side but Booker collapses half way over and holds his leg in pain. Flair goes to pick him up but Booker rolls him in an inside cradle, 1…2, Flair kicks out! Booker goes to get back to his feet but Flair dropkicks the leg! Flair grabs him and now sets him up, ‘FIGURE 4! Flair has it locked and the fans are cheering. Flair applies more pressure but Booker refuses to tap. The fans start to rally behind Booker T and now Booker starts trying to turn it over, AND HE DOES! Flair screams in pain and now finally releases the hold. Flair starts getting to his feet and now walks over to Booker in the ropes and Booker starts fighting back with shots to the gut. Booker gets to his feet on one leg and nails Flair with a few more punches but Flair knees him in the gut. Flair hits the ropes and comes back, ‘110th STREET SLAM’ (High Angle Spinebuster) BY BOOKER T! (Oh!) Booker makes the cover, 1…2… Flair kicks out! Booker picks Flair up and nails him with a few right hands and shoots him to the corner. Booker runs up and Flair moves and starts punching and chopping Booker T! Flair shoots Booker to the far side but Booker reverses and sends Flair who flips over the turnbuckle to the apron and runs to the other side and climbs up the turnbuckle but Booker catches him! Flair screams ‘No!’ and Booker tosses him off the turnbuckle and Flair hits hard!

    Tony Schiavone: And Booker T throws Flair off and this might be his moment of opportunity!

    Flair starts getting to his feet and now Booker sets him up. Flair turns around, ‘HARLEM SIDEKICK’ (Jumping Calf Kick) CONNECTS! Booker hobbles around for a second holding his leg and now covers Flair, 1…2… Flair gets the shoulder up! Booker picks Flair up and nails him with a scoop slam and now points to the corner. Booker puts Flair in position and now goes to the outside and starts slowly climbing up the turnbuckle. Booker T positions himself and ‘Raises The Roof’ and leaps off with the ‘Harlem Hangover’ (Somersault Leg Drop) but Flair moves out of the way! Booker screams out in pain holding his leg and now gets back to his feet and turns around and Flair grabs him by the leg and trips him up. Flair screams ‘Now!’ and spins around, ‘FIGURE 4’ GETS LOCKED IN! Booker screams in pain as Flair applies more pressure but suddenly from out of nowhere Shane Douglas slides in the ring and starts stomping away on Flair and the ref calls for the bell!

    Winner: Ric Flair via DQ in 15:28


    Tony Schiavone: AND SHANE DOUGLAS PUTTING THE BOOTS TO FLAIR!


    (Douglas continues to stomp away on Flair as the fans boo him on. Booker T gets to his feet and nails Douglas from behind! Booker continues to hammer away on Douglas but Douglas kicks him in the leg and Booker stumbles to the mat holding his leg in pain. Douglas tries to go after Booker T but now Flair gets up and tackles him and starts putting the fists to him!)


    Tony Schiavone: AND RIC FLAIR PUTTING THE FISTICUFFS TO SHANE DOUGLAS!

    Mike Tenay: This is very rare we see this of the ‘Nature Boy’ taking a street fighting element to things but Shane Douglas deserves it!


    (Flair and Douglas eventually spill to the outside of the ring and start brawling up the entrance ramp leaving Booker T in the ring with the referee who’s checking on his leg)


    Tony Schiavone: Well as the ‘Nature Boy’ and ‘The Franchise’ sort out their differences lets not forget we’ve got an injured Booker T in the ring. It looks like there is some significant amount of damage to the leg, perhaps the knee.

    Mike Tenay: You had Ric Flair pick the leg apart for a good ten minutes, I’m surprised Booker T can even stand.


    (The referee helps Booker T to his feet and the fans start to cheer)


    Tony Schiavone: Well despite what just happened moments ago, at least Booker T is able to stand on his own. I’m sure the doctors in the back will be taking a look at his leg making sure everything is alright, WAIT A MINUTE! JEFF JARRETT JUST HIT THE RING!


    (Jarrett slides inside the ring with the guitar in hand. He grabs Booker T and spins him around AND BLASTS BOOKER T OVER THE HEAD WITH THE GUITAR! The fans start booing as Jarrett starts talking trash to Booker T)


    Tony Schiavone: GOOD GOD HE DESTROYED THE GUITAR OVER HIS HEAD! DAMN HIM! THE MAN JUST WENT THROUGH HELL!

    Mike Tenay: This has gotta be what Jarrett was talking about earlier as to why he was here tonight! He’s got Booker T in his sights!

    Tony Schiavone: Fans we’re out of time, we’ll keep you updated on what’s happened here tonight, we’ll see you on Thunder!


    (The show fades with Jarrett exiting the ring leaving Booker T lifeless in the middle of the ring)


    (FADE TO WCW LOGO)

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    Thursday, June 28th 2001






    (The camera fades inside the Thunder Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where fireworks start going off with the fans cheering. The camera pans around the arena for a few seconds before fading over to the announcers table where Tony Schiavone and Mike Tenay are standing by)


    Tony Schiavone: WE’RE LIVE IN OKLAHOMA, CITY! LIVE in the Thunder Ford Center, hello fans I’m Tony Schiavone alongside with my broadcast partner, ‘The Professor’ Mike Tenay. And Mike, why don’t you tell the fans a little bit of what we’ll be seeing here tonight on Thunder.

    Mike Tenay: Tony, as always we’ll be bringing the fans at home some of the best wrestling in the world today. High flying, technical, you name it, we’ve got it right here in World Championship Wrestling. Just to run down a few matches tonight, Mike Awesome defends the Television Championship against Norman Smiley. And you better believe that Mike Awesome and certainly Jimmy Hart are going to be looking for Goldberg.

    Tony Schiavone: It was recently on Nitro that Goldberg cost the Hart Family a match against the Mamalukes. The Hart Family are here tonight, will we see Goldberg? I’m definitely certain of it. He wants Jimmy Hart, he wants all the members of the Hart Family. And he’ll stop at nothing to get to them.

    Mike Tenay: In what should be nothing less of high flying action, we’ve got one half of the Cruiserweight Tag Team Champions, Rey Misterio taking on Shannon Moore. Team America takes on Air Raid which is sure to be a classic. And I’ve been told earlier Tony, Booker T is even here to make a public statement regarding what happened in the Main Event on Nitro.

    Tony Schiavone: For you fans that don’t know what my colleague is referring to. It was on Nitro that Booker T challenged Ric Flair for the World Heavyweight Championship. When the match was thrown out thanks to ‘The Franchise’ Shane Douglas, Jeff Jarrett jumped in the ring, cracked that guitar over the head of Booker T, signifying that Booker T is the next man on Jeff Jarrett’s list at becoming the self proclaimed ‘Chosen One’ again.

    Mike Tenay: And you know wherever Jeff Jarrett is, he’ll be watching.

    Tony Schiavone: Indeed. Right now let’s go to the ring and David Penzer for our opening contest!


    ~AYE PAPI!~



    (“Papi Chulo” starts up and the fans give a mixed reaction as Papi Chulo walks out on stage and starts heading down the aisle)


    David Penzer: Ladies and gentlemen this contest is set for one fall with a 15 minute time limit. Introducing first… From Tijuana, New Mexico… Weighing 190 pounds… PAPIIIIII CHULOOOOO!


    (Chulo climbs on the apron and leaps in the ring and starts getting ready as the music fades)



    ~EVERYBODY THREE COUNT, ONE…. TWO…. THREEEEEE!~



    (“Dance With 3 Count” starts up and the fans boo as Evan Karagias out on stage with Shannon Moore and they start dancing a bit on the entrance ramp before heading down the aisle)


    David Penzer: His opponent… Being accompanied to the ring by Shannon Moore… From Gastonia, North Carolina… Weighing 221 pounds… EVAN KAAAAARAGIAS!


    (Karagias talks smack to some of the fans before climbing inside the ring. Once in the ring, Karagias climbs up the turnbuckle and points to the crowd and starts to dance a little more as the music fades)





    Papi Chulo vs. Evan Karagias


    The bell rings and Karagias and Chulo lock up and Chulo takes him down with an arm drag. Karagias gets back up and Chulo arm drags him again. Karagias gets back up and Chulo dropkicks him and Karagias topples to the outside. Moore and Karagias start talking things over but now Chulo goes to the ropes and leaps out onto the apron faking out 3 Count. Moore runs up but Chulo kicks him in the face! Karagias grabs Moore to check on him and now Chulo leaps on the top rope, AND HITS A BIG MOONSAULT ONTO 3 COUNT! (Cheers!) Chulo gets up and now grabs Karagias and slides him in the ring. Chulo climbs back on the apron as Karagias gets to his feet. Karagias turns around and Chulo hits a springboard missile dropkick! Chulo covers, 1…2, Karagias kicks out. Chulo picks him up and chops him a few times and shoots him to the ropes. Karagias bounces off and ducks a clothesline from Chulo. Chulo turns around and Karagias kicks him in the gut and drapes a leg over his head but Chulo back flips him and Karagias lands on his feet but gets nailed by a spinning heel kick from Chulo! Chulo covers again, 1…2, Karagias kicks out.

    Tony Schiavone: And already some fast paced action from Chulo and I think Karagias may have met his match.

    Mike Tenay: Don’t count on that one, Tony. Shannon Moore is out there too. Chulo can’t really wrestle both men when the numbers factor comes into play. And it will.

    Chulo stomps Karagias and now hits the ropes and Moore trips him up! Moore acts as if nothings happened but now Chulo goes to the outside and grabs Moore and whips him hard in the guardrail! Chulo climbs back on the apron but now Karagias runs up and starts hitting him as he climbs back in the ring. Karagias shoots Chulo to the ropes and Chulo rebounds, sleeper slam by Karagias connects! Karagias covers, 1…2, Chulo kicks out. Karagias stomps on Chulo and now picks him up and shoots him to the corner. Karagias runs in and catches an elbow from Chulo to the head. Karagias stumbles out of the corner and Chulo leaps up top but Karagias rushes in and crotches Chulo on the turnbuckle! (Oh!) Karagias climbs up top with Chulo and hits a big back suplex off the turnbuckle! Karagias gets to his feet and taunts the fans with a little dance as they boo him. Chulo starts getting to his feet and now Karagias picks him up on his shoulders and slams him down near the turnbuckle. Karagias goes to the outside and climbs up,‘OUTRAGEOUS CORKSCREW’ (Corkscrew Senton) CONNECTS, 1…2…3!

    Winner: Evan Karagias via ‘Outrageous Corkscrew’ in 7:32


    Tony Schiavone: And Karagias gets the victory over Papi Chulo. And now look at this Moore just handed him some lipstick.


    (Karagias takes the lipstick and now starts smearing it over the face of Papi Chulo to the boos from the fans)


    Mike Tenay: Well I guess you can add another teenie bopper to the list.

    Tony Schiavone: Disgusting.


    Backstage





    (The camera fades backstage where the Hart Family are shown talking)


    Jimmy Hart: Alright guys listen up. Now Goldberg has been coming in left and right, front and back, all ends to try and get to me. He cheated us out of beating those Italian punks on Nitro, and let me tell you boys something, I want him taken out. Knobbs… Meng… I want you boys to go find Goldberg tonight, I want him taken out baby! You hear me? I want you boys to find him, and I want you to take him out. Can ya do it?

    Brian Knobbs: You got it, Jimmy. *To Meng* Come on let’s go.


    (Knobbs and Meng leave)


    Jimmy Hart: *To Awesome* Alright now Awesome baby, tonight you gotta defend the Television Title against…

    Mike Awesome: Listen, Jimmy. Listen. I know I gotta defend the belt against that lunatic Norman Smiley… Come on man, do you really think he stands a chance?

    Jimmy Hart: It ain’t that lunatic I’m worried about. IT’S GOLDBERG!

    Mike Awesome: Hey, hey, listen. I can take out Goldberg any day of the week. He wants a piece of me, let him come and get me. I’ll be in that ring whipping Norman Smiley’s ass up and down it. I ain’t afraid of him.

    Jimmy Hart: I know that, Mike. I know that baby. But listen to me. If ‘Nasty Boy’ and Meng don’t find Goldberg and take him out, I know he’s gonna come out there and try to screw ya. And we don’t want that title leaving us, baby. We just can’t have that. So listen here’s what we’re gonna do. I’m comin out there with ya, and the big man Malice is coming out to watch your back too.

    Mike Awesome: Whatever you wanna do.

    Jimmy Hart: Alright, let’s go get em, baby. Come on.


    (The Hart Family walk off)



    (COMMERCIAL)



    (The camera fades back inside the arena)


    Tony Schiavone: Welcome back fans and we’re just about set for our next contest pitting Air Raid against Team America, let’s go to David Penzer!


    ~WHEN I GET LOOSE!~



    (“Loose” by Primer 55 starts up and the fans cheer as AJ Styles and Air Paris walk out on stage and both start getting the fans pumped)


    David Penzer: This contest is set for one fall with a 15 minute time limit… Introducing first… The team of Air Styles and Air Paris… AIRRRRRR RAAAAAAAID!


    (Air Raid head down the aisle and climb inside the ring and both go to a turnbuckle, climb up and raise their arms in victory as the music fades)



    (“Medal” starts up and the fans cheer as Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas walk out on stage)


    David Penzer: And their opponents… The team of Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas… TEAM AAAAAAAMERICAAAAAAA!


    (Haas and Benjamin start getting the fans hyped as they head down the aisle slapping hands along the way before climbing inside the ring. Once in the ring, Haas and Benjamin walk around for a second with their arms raised in victory as the music fades)





    Air Raid vs. Team America


    Benjamin and Styles start things out as the bell rings. Styles and Benjamin lock up and Benjamin locks on a headlock. Styles shoots him to the ropes and Benjamin takes him down with a shoulder tackle and covers, 1, Styles kicks out and the two get back to their feet and Styles trips Benjamin up and rolls on top of him for a cover, 1, Benjamin kicks out. The two get to their feet and now Styles hits and arm drag. Both back up and Benjamin hits an arm drag. Both back up and Styles nails him with a few punches and shoots him to the ropes. Benjamin bounces off and they play leap frog. Benjamin bounces off the ropes and Styles tries a monkey flip but Benjamin rolls him backwards up to his feet and shoots him to the ropes. Styles bounces off and backflips over the shoulders of a ducking Benjamin and lands on his feet and wraps him up from behind. Benjamin elbows out of it and hits the ropes but Styles nails him with a big dropkick! (Cheers!) Styles with the cover, 1…2, Benjamin kicks out. Styles picks Benjamin up and tags Paris. Paris and Styles shoot Benjamin to the ropes, Benjamin bounces off and the two nail a pair of superkicks! (Oh!) Paris with the cover, 1…2, Benjamin kicks out.

    Tony Schiavone: And Air Raid have the advantage in the early goings of this contest. Both Air Raid and Team America certainly are both trying to make names for themselves here in World Championship Wrestling. Air Raid have been around for a few months as well as Team America who debuted with ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan a few months ago.

    Mike Tenay: All four men in this match certainly praised for their skills however. Air Raid without question the high flyers while Team America focus on the technical aspect of things given their backgrounds in amateur wrestling.

    Paris picks Benjamin up and nails him with a few right hands and shoots him to the ropes but Benjamin reverses. Paris bounces off and kicks a ducking Benjamin in the face. Benjamin pops up and Paris picks him up but Benjamin slides down his back and wraps him up. Benjamin runs him into the ropes and Paris pushes him off. Benjamin gets to his feet and goes for a kick but Paris grabs the boot and spins him around but Benjamin counters with the ‘Dragon Whip!’ Benjamin picks Paris up and tags out to Haas. Haas picks up Paris and drapes him across the ropes, Benjamin hits the ropes and now leaps over Haas and crashes down on the back of Paris! Haas covers, 1…2, Styles makes the save. Haas picks Paris up and hits a snap suplex and makes another cover, 1…2, Paris kicks out. Haas locks Paris in an armbar but now Paris starts coming back. Paris gets to his feet and punches Haas a few times to break the hold and now Paris hits the ropes but Haas nails him with a back elbow! Haas picks Paris up and quickly hits a back breaker and covers, 1…2, Styles breaks the pin again! Haas picks Paris up and tags out to Benjamin and they shoot him to the ropes. Paris bounces off and ducks a double clothesline and hits the middle rope and leaps off with a moonsault on Team America! (Cheers!) Everyone is down and now Paris crawls and makes the tag to Styles!

    Tony Schiavone: AND THE TAG IS MADE!

    Styles comes in and takes down Benjamin. Now Haas, now Benjamin! Styles picks Benjamin up and tosses him in the corner. Styles runs up and runs up Benjamin and leaps off him. Benjamin comes out of the corner and Haas nails him with an enziguri! (Cheers!) Styles covers, 1…2, Haas breaks the pin. Haas nails Styles with a few punches and shoots Styles to the ropes but Styles hits the ‘Stylin DDT’ (Backflip Reverse DDT) on Haas! (Oh!) Styles gets to his feet and throws his arms out to a chorus of cheers. Styles turns around and Benjamin nails him with a few right hands and shoots him to the corner. Benjamin runs up and Styles nails him with a kick to the face! Styles gets on the second rope and leaps off, TORNADO DDT ON BENJAMIN! Styles covers, 1…2… Haas breaks the pin! Paris gets in and starts nailing Haas with a few right hands and now sends him to the outside and goes after him. Styles grabs Benjamin and sets him up for something but Benjamin back body drops him. Styles gets back to his feet and Benjamin kicks him in the gut and lifts him up for a powerbomb but Styles nails him with a hurricanrana! (Cheers!) On the outside Haas slams Paris on the floor and now back in the ring Benjamin gets back to his feet. Styles runs up and misses a clothesline on Benjamin and Haas is on the apron and decks Styles with a right hand! Styles turns around and Benjamin wraps him up, ‘T-BONE SUPLEX’ AND THE COVER, 1…2…3!

    Winners: Team America via ‘T-Bone Suplex’ in 9:52


    Tony Schiavone: Team America win it here in one hell of a match!

    Mike Tenay: Air Styles looks like he forgot about Charlie Haas on the outside and that set him up perfectly for that beautiful ‘T-Bone Suplex’ from Benjamin to get the victory.

    Tony Schiavone: And without question both teams were outstanding in that match but Team America walk away with the win.


    Backstage





    (The camera fades backstage in Shane McMahons office where there’s a knock at the door)


    Shane McMahon: Come in.


    (After a few seconds, Dustin Rhodes walks into view and the two exchange a handshake)


    Shane McMahon: Dustin, how ya doing. How’s your dad?

    Dustin Rhodes: Far as I know he’s doing good. Still stabilized, but you know something else? He’s still got injuries cuz of the Steiner Brothers.

    Shane McMahon: Yeah… Yeah. Listen I’m glad he’s doing better. Look I’ve known your dad for a long time, listen if there’s anything I can do…

    Dustin Rhodes: You know as a matter of fact, now that you mentioned it there is something you can do.

    Shane McMahon: Name it.

    Dustin Rhodes: Tonight, in the Main Event. I want the Steiner Brothers.

    Shane McMahon: Y-you’re sure about that? I mean… Look I know you want to get them back for what they did to your dad and everything… But the past few weeks, I mean the luck just hasn’t been on your side, man.

    Dustin Rhodes: Yeah. Yeah, no it hasn’t. But you know something, Shane, you give me this match tonight… Believe me, the luck is gonna change.

    Shane McMahon: Alright… You got a partner?

    Dustin Rhodes: Oh yeah. Yeah I got me a partner. You know I’ve got a few friends in the locker room that have been friends with my father for a long time. And trust me, this particular friend wants to change my luck against the Steiner Brothers just as much as I do. And tonight, believe me, it’s gonna happen.

    Shane McMahon: Alright. Done deal, man. You got your match. Main Event, you and your partner against the Steiner’s.

    Dustin Rhodes: Thank you.

    Shane McMahon: No problem… Y-You mind telling me who the partner is?

    Dustin Rhodes: *Laughs* Now we don’t wanna spoil the surprise do we?


    (Dustin smirks and shakes Shane’s hand again before leaving)


    Tony Schiavone: Well who’s his tag team partner? Who’s Dustin Rhodes got to face the Steiner Brothers tonight? We’ll be back!


    (COMMERCIAL)



    (The camera fades back inside the arena)


    Tony Schiavone: Welcome back fans and for those that are now tuning in, just a few moments ago Dustin Rhodes went to Shane McMahon and requested a tag team match for later tonight against Rick and Scott the Steiner Brothers… And apparently Dustin Rhodes has a partner… But we don’t know who it is.

    Mike Tenay: Well it’s like Dustin said to Shane McMahon. He doesn’t wanna ruin the surprise. The suspense is killing me, Tony.

    Tony Schiavone: That makes two of us. Right now we’re set for more action, let’s go to David Penzer!


    ~EVERYBODY THREE COUNT, ONE…. TWO…. THREEEEEE!~



    (“Dance With 3 Count” starts up and the fans boo as Shannon Moore walks out on stage with Evan Karagias and they start dancing a bit on the entrance ramp before heading down the aisle)


    David Penzer: This next contest is set for one fall with a 15 minute time limit… Introducing first, being accompanied to the ring by Evan Karagias… From Cameron, North Carolina… Weighing 190 pounds…. SHANNON MOOOOOOORE!


    (Moore and Karagias head down the aisle and climb inside the ring. Moore and Karagias start to dance a little when the music suddenly gets cut out)



    ~FILTHY, DIRTY, NASTY!~



    (“Filthy, Dirty, Nasty” starts up and the fans cheer as Rey Mysterio walks out on stage with Tygress by his side. Tygress dances a bit while Mysterio bobs his head up and down and moves with her as they head down the aisle with Mysterio holding up the Cruiserweight Tag Team Title in the air)


    David Penzer: His opponent… Being accompanied by Tygress… From San Diego, California… Weighing 175 pounds… He is one half of the Cruiserweight Tag Team Champions… REY MYSTERIOOOOOOOO JUNIORRRRRRRR!


    (Mysterio slaps a few hands along the way before climbing inside the ring and getting ready as the music fades)





    Shannon Moore vs. Rey Mysterio Jr.


    The bell rings and Moore and Mysterio circle each other up and lock up. Moore goes behind Mysterio and wraps him up and takes him down to the mat and locks in a front face lock. Mysterio rolls around and locks Moore in a hammerlock. Moore gets to his feet and reverses and locks Mysterio in a hammerlock. Mysterio grabs the head of Moore and leaps up and takes Moore over with a snapmare. Moore gets to his feet and Myterio runs up and Moore lifts him up and over the rope to the apron. Moore turns around and Mysterio gives him a shot to the gut. Mysterio leaps over Moore with a sunset flip but Moore rolls to his feet and dropkicks Mysterio! (Oh!) Moore covers, 1…2, Mysterio kicks out. Moore picks Mysterio up and shoots him to the ropes. Mysterio bounces off and Moore picks him up, TILT-A-WHIRL HEADSCISSORS by Mysterio! Moore gets back to his feet and misses a clothesline. Moore turns around and Mysterio runs up and gets in a wheelbarrow position and now springs up and connects with a bulldog! (Cheers!) Mysterio covers, 1…2, Moore kicks out and rolls to the outside. Moore and Karagias talk things over and now Mysterio runs up and swings himself through the ropes as 3 Count scatter! Moore goes to get back in the ring by Mysterio hits a baseball slide on Moore! Mysterio gets on the apron but now Moore runs up and trips Mysterio up and Mysterio hits face first on the apron!

    Tony Schiavone: And Mysterio was I’m assuming something of an aerial attack on Shannon Moore but paid the price as Moore just dropped him right on the unforgiving mat!

    Mike Tenay: Yea face first and you can see Mysterio is in a bit of pain.

    Moore picks Mysterio up and rams him against the apron and now rolls him back in the ring. Moore climbs in and starts stomping on the back of Mysterio. Moore picks him up and nails him with a few chops and shoots him to the corner and quickly follows in with a hard clothesline! Moore picks Mysterio up and now sets him up, northern lights suplex by Moore, 1…2, Mysterio kicks out. Moore gets to his feet and stomps Mysterio a few times and now turns him on his side and quickly kicks him hard in the back. Moore picks Mysterio up and nails him with a backbreaker and makes the cover, 1…2, Mysterio kicks out. Moore picks Mysterio up and shoots him to the ropes. Mysterio bounces off and slides under the legs of Moore and dropkicks him in the back of the head! Moore stumbles into the ropes and Mysterio runs up but gets sent out onto the apron. Moore goes for a punch but Mysterio blocks it and smacks Moore in the face! Moore stumbles to the center of the ring and now Mysterio leaps up and goes for the ‘Springboard Hurricanrana’ but Moore catches him and hits a sitting powerbomb! (Oh!) Moore covers, 1…2… Mysterio kicks out.

    Tony Schiavone: Excellent counter from Shannon Moore and Rey Rey is in a bit of trouble.

    Moore picks Mysterio up and nails him with a few chops. Moore shoots him to the ropes and Myterio ducks a clothesline. Moore turns around and Mysterio kicks Moore a few times in the legs and hits a basement dropkick! Moore goes down to a knee and now Mysterio gets up and punches Moore a few times but Moore pushes him off. Mysterio goes back after Moore but Moore nails him with a few right hands and shoots him to the ropes. Moore ducks down and Mysterio kicks him in the face, now kicks him in the gut, and Mysterio hits a facebuster! Mysterio covers, 1…2, Moore kicks out. Mysterio picks Moore up and slams him against the turnbuckle and now Mysterio climbs up the turnbuckle but Karagias jumps up on the apron. Mysterio gets off and now goes and pushes Karagias off the apron! Mysterio turns around and Moore wraps Mysterio up and nails an overhead belly to belly suplex! (Oh!) Moore makes the cover, 1…2… Mysterio kicks out. Moore gets to his feet and stomps Mysterio a few times and now picks him up and shoots him to the ropes. Mysterio bounces off and Moore kicks him in the gut. Moore wraps Mysterio up and lifts him up high and hits a big vertical suplex! Moore covers, 1…2… Mysterio kicks out.

    Tony Schiavone: And now we’ve got Moore on the offensive. Trying to wear down Mysterio.

    Moore punches Mysterio a few times and now lifts him up and shoots him to the corner. Moore runs up but Mysterio kicks him in the head. Moore stumbles out of the corner and Mysterio runs and leaps up on Moore’s shoulders. Mysterio spins around and rolls Moore up, 1…2, Moore kicks out. Mysterio gets to his feet but Moore catches him with a hard clothesline! Moore covers, 1…2, Mysterio kicks out. Moore questions the count but now picks Mysterio up and puts him in the corner and nails him with a few chops. Moore picks him up and punches him. Moore climbs up top with Mysterio but Mysterio starts fighting him off and pushes him off the turnbuckle! Mysterio perches himself on the top but now Karagias leaps on the apron and starts distracting the referee! Mysterio gets off the turnbuckle and now runs up and goes after Karagias who leaps off the apron. Karagias and Mysterio talk trash to one another and now Moore runs up to attack him BUT MYSTERIO MOVES AND TOSSES MOORE THROUGH THE ROPES ONTO KARAGIAS! (Cheers!) Mysterio climbs outside and now grabs Moore and tosses him in the ring. Mysterio climbs on the apron and signals to the fans but Karagias grabs the leg of Mysterio! Mysterio kicks Karagias off and now Moore runs up but Mysterio gives him a shot to the gut. Mysterio hits a sunset flip but Moore falls on top of him, AND GRABS THE HANDS OF EVEN KARAGIAS, 1...2…3!

    Winner: Shannon Moore via pinfall in 10:03


    Tony Schiavone: 3 COUNT STEAL THIS ONE FROM REY MYSTERIO!

    Mike Tenay: AND NOW KARAGIAS AND MOORE ARE PUTTING THE BOOTS TO MYSTERIO!


    (Moore and Karagias stomp on Mysterio but suddenly Billy Kidman and Konnan rush the ring prompting 3 Count to flee)


    Tony Schiavone: And the Filthy Animals make the save for their teammate and friend Rey Mysterio but the damage has already been done in 3 Count stealing the victory here tonight.

    Mike Tenay: And Tony, I hate to interrupt but I’m being told we’ve got a camera backstage following Meng and Brian Knobbs in their hunt for Goldberg.

    Tony Schiavone: Well let’s take you backstage then and see what happens!


    Backstage





    (The camera fades backstage where you see Meng and Brian Knobbs walking around)


    Brian Knobbs: Alright, we gotta find Goldberg. We gotta take him out. We can’t let Jimmy down, man.


    (Meng stays quiet as Knobbs starts looking in doors)


    Brian Knobbs: Alright he can’t be far. Look, follow the chants or something, we gotta find him. COME ON GOLDBERG, WHERE ARE YOU!?


    (Knobbs and Meng continue to walk down the hall until Knobbs stops in his tracks and holds Meng up)


    Brian Knobbs: Hey, hey, I got an idea. Back me up alright. Look, don’t get nasty, just let me do the talking alright?


    (Meng nods and then Knobbs and Meng start walking and eventually they walk up to Kevin Nash and Diamond Dallas Pagetalking amongst themselves)


    Brian Knobbs: Hey!

    Kevin Nash: Oh, Dallas. Look what the cat hacked up.

    Diamond Dallas Page: Haha, yeah. Couple of hairballs. *Pointing To The Hair Of Meng* Especially that one.


    (Meng gets a mean look on his face but Knobbs puts his arm up and calms him down)


    Brian Knobbs: Yeah, yeah, alright. Calm down he was just making a joke, it’s kinda funny. Look, we’re looking for Goldberg.


    (DDP and Nash look at each other)


    Kevin Nash: And?

    Brian Knobbs: And? What do you mean and? Ya seen em or not?

    Diamond Dallas Page: Yeah, we seen em.

    Brian Knobbs: Great. Where is he?

    Kevin Nash: Don’t know.

    Brian Knobbs: What do you mean you don’t know?

    Kevin Nash: You asked if we seen him. We saw him. But we don’t know where he is. And you know… Even if we did know where he was… I think it’s a pretty safe bet that we wouldn’t tell you where he is.

    Brian Knobbs: Is that so?

    Kevin Nash: Yea… That’s so.


    (DDP and Nash stare down Meng and Knobbs)


    Brian Knobbs: You know something. That’s fine. We don’t need your help. In fact we’re wasting our time with you two chumps, we got work to do. *Taps Meng* Come on.


    (Meng and Knobbs start walking off. Nash and DDP look at each other)


    Diamond Dallas Page: Chumps?

    Kevin Nash: You thinking what I’m thinking?

    Diamond Dallas Page: You take the ugly one?

    Kevin Nash: Which ones the ugly one?

    Diamond Dallas Page: You’re right, who cares.


    (Suddenly Nash and DDP run up behind Knobbs and Meng and start attacking them! Nash starts brawling with Meng as DDP and Knobbs start trading blows with each other! After a couple seconds of brawling a bunch of security staff and referees rush in and start separating the two teams)


    Brian Knobbs: THAT’S HOW IT’S GONNA BE! COME ON! LET’S GO!

    Kevin Nash: Yea, keep running that mouth!

    Brian Knobbs: THIS AIN’T OVER! WE’LL FINISH THIS MONDAY NIGHT!


    (The camera fades to a commercial)



    (COMMERCIAL)



    (The camera fades back inside the arena with Norman Smiley heading down the aisle)


    Tony Schiavone: Well fans we’re back live on Thunder and if you just missed it Kevin Nash and Diamond Dallas Page got into it with Brian Knobbs and Meng. Knobbs and Meng were looking for Goldberg, asked Nash and DDP where he was, they didn’t tell them anything which escalated into a brawl. And right now Knobbs and Meng’s teammate Mike Awesome is about ready defend the Television Title.

    Mike Tenay: Which means that they have NOT found Goldberg yet.

    Tony Schiavone: And more so, Knobbs and Meng were detained by security and I don’t think Jimmy Hart, Awesome or Malice even know what’s going on!

    Mike Tenay: This should be interesting.

    Tony Schiavone: Let’s go to the ring.


    ~AWWWWWWWWWWESOME!~



    (“The Beautiful People (Instrumental)” by Marilyn Manson starts up and the fans boo as Mike Awesome walks out on stage raising his arms in victory with the Television Title in his hand as Malice and Jimmy Hart walk out beside him)

    David Penzer: His opponent… Being accompanied to the ring by Jimmy Hart and Malice… From Tampa, Florida… Weighing 290 pounds…. He is the WCW TELEVISION CHAMPION… MIIIIIIKE AWESOOOOOOME!


    (Awesome, Hart and Malice make their way down the aisle with Jimmy Hart shouting words of encouragement as Awesome climbs over the top rope and into the ring. Awesome goes to the center of the ring and holds up the Television Title as the fans continue to boo. Awesome drops the belt and quickly goes on the attack of Smiley!)







    Television Title


    Norman Smiley vs. Mike Awesome ©


    Awesome nails Smiley in the corner with vicious punches, kicks, and knees. Awesome shoots Smiley to the far side and Smiley hits the corner hard. Smiley stumbles out of the corner and Awesome runs up and levels him with a clothesline! Awesome makes the cover, 1, Awesome lifts Smiley up and shakes his head no. Awesome picks Smiley up and nails him with a big right hand and Smiley stumbles into the ropes. Awesome runs up but Smiley ducks down and Awesome topples to the outside! (Cheers!) Smiley gets to his feet and screams to the fans and now goes over to the ropes and slingshots himself to the outside on Awesome but Awesome catches him! Awesome shakes his head and now goes over to the guardrail and drops Smiley chest first on the guardrail! (Oh!) Jimmy Hart praises Awesome and now Awesome picks Smiley up and tosses him in the ring. Awesome climbs over the top rope and Smiley starts attacking the leg of Awesome. Smiley stomps Awesome a few times in the leg and eventually Awesome gets in the ring but Smiley grabs the leg and trips him and applies a leg scissors.

    Tony Schiavone: And so far it’s been all Mike Awesome but now Smiley’s managed to go after the leg of Awesome in an attempt to keep the big man off his feet.

    Mike Tenay: Smiley has some great ring psychology, he’s been around for quite sometime to know in order to take down a big man you have to go after his legs. Exactly what he’s doing right now.

    Smiley continues to apply pressure on the leg but Awesome gets into the ropes. Smiley breaks the hold but continues to work on the leg but Awesome manages to push him off. Smiley goes back on the attack but Awesome nails him with a few punches to the gut and now gets back to his feet and punches Smiley a few more times. Awesome shoots Smiley to the ropes and catches him with a big boot to the face! (Oh!) Awesome picks Smiley up and now lifts him high in a military press! Awesome starts taunting the fans while holding Smiley up, and now he walks over to the ropes, AND DROPS HIM TO THE OUTSIDE! (Boos!) Awesome taunts the fans in the center of the ring and now Malice picks Smiley up and tosses him back in the ring. Awesome taunts Smiley a few times and now Smiley starts fighting back with punches to the gut of Awesome but they have no effect. Awesome knees Smiley in the gut and now positions him. Awesome looks at the fans and now lifts Smiley up, ‘AWESOME BOMB’ (One Shoulder Powerbomb) ON SMILEY! The cover, 1…2…3! [/center]

    Winner and STILL TV Champion: Mike Awesome via ‘Awesome Bomb’ in 6:20


    Tony Schiavone: Forget about it.


    (Awesome grabs the TV Title and celebrates in the ring as Jimmy Hart climbs in and starts jumping up and down when suddenlyGoldberg slides in the ring)


    Tony Schiavone: IT’S GOLDBERG!


    (Goldberg goes after Hart but Hart jumps out of the ring and quickly starts running away. Malice starts getting in the ring but Goldberg kicks him off the apron! Mike Awesome turns around and Goldberg plants him with a ‘Spear!’ Malice slides in the ring and Goldberg exits quickly and starts chasing after Jimmy Hart)


    Tony Schiavone: RUN JIMMY, RUN!

    Mike Tenay: I’ve never seen Jimmy Hart run like that before. If he and Goldberg worked together, heck Jimmy Hart might win the gold medal in sprinting at the Olympics!

    Tony Schiavone: Fans we’ll be right back!


    (COMMERCIAL)



    Backstage



    (The camera fade back from commercial outside of the arena where suddenly you see Bob and Crash Holly walking in the building)


    Tony Schiavone: M-MY GOD! THAT’S BOB AND CRASH HOLLY!

    Mike Tenay: What are they doing here!?


    (The Holly Cousins walk in the building)


    Crash Holly: Oh MAN cousin, we’re finally here! We’re here at WCW! I can’t believe it. So what ya wanna do? Go see the boys? Go see Ted Turner? OH! Wait, wait, I know, WE CAN FINALLY MEET THE NITRO GIRLS! I CAN’T BELIEVE IT WE’RE FINALLY-


    (Bob Holly slaps Crash in the back of the head)


    Bob Holly: Will you shut up? God. You know I told you, if you’re gonna tag along with me here you’re not gonna piss me off.

    Crash Holly: I know, I know. Sorry. So what are we gonna do?

    Bob Holly: Tonight… We’re throwing southern hospitality out the window. Come on.


    (The camera fades back inside the arena)


    Tony Schiavone: Fans, I’m just shocked with what we’ve just seen. Bob Holly and his cousin Crash are HERE in World Championship Wrestling. But for what? Let’s go to the ring for our next match.


    (“The Cup Of Life” by Ricky Martin starts up and the fans boo as Kid Romeo walks out on stage acting cocky with his arms held out and looking around at the fans)


    David Penzer: This next contest is set for one fall with a 15 minute time limit… Introducing first… From South Beach, Florida… Weighing 185 pounds… KID ROOOOOMEOOOOO!


    (Romeo starts heading down the aisle and takes a moment to taunt some of the lady fans at ringside before sliding inside the ring. Romeo gets to his feet and raises his arms in victory as the music fades)



    ~I’M THE MAAAAAAAN…. IN THE BOX!~



    (“Man In The Box” by Alice In Chains starts up and the fans cheer as Tommy Dreamer walks out on stage slowly carrying the Hardcore Title. Dreamer looks around at the fans for a moment and rubs his hands together as he heads down the aisle)


    David Penzer: His opponent… From Yonkers, New York… Weighing 260 pounds… The WCW Hardcore Champion… TOMMYYYYY DREAMERRRRRRRR!

    (Dreamer slaps a few hands and then climbs inside the ring. Once inside, he turns around a couple of times and then holds his arms out in a crucifix as the music fades)





    Kid Romeo vs. Tommy Dreamer


    The bell rings and Dreamer and Romeo lock up and Romeo puts Dreamer in an arm ringer but Dreamer reverses and locks Romeo in an arm ringer. Romeo rolls on the mat and nip ups to his feet and grabs the hair of Dreamer and pulls him down to the mat. (Boos!) Dreamer looks and nods and gets back to his feet. Romeo and Dreamer go to lock up but Dreamer kicks him in the gut and starts punching him! Dreamer shoots him to the ropes and nails him with a clothesline! Romeo gets to his feet and Dreamer drops him with another clothesline! Romeo gets to his feet and Dreamer lifts him up and hits a scoop slam and Romeo rolls out of the ring. Dreamer goes after Romeo and clubs him in the back and now whips him hard into the guardrail. Dreamer grabs Romeo but Romeo rakes him in the eyes! Dreamer stumbles around for a second but now Romeo grabs him and sends him hard into the guardrail! Romeo grabs him and rolls him back in the ring. Romeo slides in the ring and now stomps Dreamer a few times and shoots him to the ropes. Dreamer bounces off and Romeo kicks him in the gut and hits a swinging neckbreaker! Romeo covers, 1…2, Dreamer kicks out. Romeo gets to his feet and nails Dreamer with a few more stomps and now starts taunting the fans. (Boos!)

    Tony Schiavone: And we’re seeing a different side of Kid Romeo tonight. More on the aggressive side of things. Maybe its because he’s facing the Hardcore Champion?

    Mike Tenay: Certainly not relying on anything high flying that he’s known for.

    Romeo picks Dreamer up and nails him with a few right hands and backs him in the corner. Romeo nails him with a hard chop but now Dreamer grabs him and throws him in the corner and starts nailing him with right hands! Dreamer whips him to the far side and Romeo hits hard. Romeo stumbles out of the corner and Dreamer nails him with a back body drop! Romeo gets to his feet holding his back in pain and turns around and Dreamer kicks him in the gut and nails him with a snap suplex. Dreamer covers, 1…2, Romeo kicks out. Dreamer picks him up but Romeo knees him in the gut and punches him a few times. Romeo chops him into the ropes and now shoots him off but Dreamer reverses. Romeo bounces off and kicks a ducking Dreamer in the face. Dreamer pops up and Romeo lifts him up but Dreamer squirms and slides down his back. Dreamer turns him around and kicks him in the gut, ‘DDT’BY DREAMER! Dreamer covers, 1…2…3!

    Winner: Tommy Dreamer via ‘DDT’ in 8:35


    Tony Schiavone: And Tommy Dreamer gets the win!


    (Dreamer takes the Hardcore Title and raises it in the air but suddenly Crash and Bob Holly jump in the ring and Bob Holly swings and nails him in the back with a chair shot!)


    Tony Schiavone: OH NO!

    Mike Tenay: Well I think we got our answer as to why those two are here!


    (Bob and Crash start beating down Tommy Dreamer in the ring and now Bob Holly grabs the Hardcore Title belt, looks at it and then puts it in the face of Dreamer and says ‘You ain’t the only one that’s hardcore around here! See ya soon.’ Bob Holly smacks Dreamer in the face and then he and Crash exit the ring and start going through the crowd)


    Tony Schiavone: Did you hear that?

    Mike Tenay: He said he’ll see him soon. Does that mean Bob Holly has his sights on the Hardcore Title?

    Tony Schiavone: It must be! What a night this has been. Fans we’ll be back!


    (COMMERCIAL)



    (The camera fades back inside the arena)


    Tony Schiavone: Alright fans right now let’s take you to ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund standing in the ring. Take it away, Gene!


    In Ring Segment





    (The camera fades to ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund standing in the ring)


    Gene Okerlund: Thanks, Tony and Mike. Ladies and gentlemen it is my pleasure right now to bring to you a man that was at the short end of the stick so to speak a few nights ago on Nitro. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome, the former FOUR TIME World Heavyweight Champion… BOOKER T!


    ~DON’T HATE THE PLAYA… HATE THE GAME!~



    (“Rap Sheet” starts up and the fans cheer as Booker T walks out on stage. Booker T raises his hands in the air as fire shoots out from the stage. Booker T heads down the aisle and slaps a few hands along the way before climbing inside the ring. Booker T walks over to Gene Okerlund and shakes his hand as the music fades)


    Gene Okerlund: Booker T… You and I both know what I’m about to ask you. A few nights ago on Nitro, you had the opportunity to recapture the World Heavyweight Title… But in the very end of that match, ‘The Franchise’ Shane Douglas came out, attacked Ric Flair prompting the disqualification.

    Booker T: Yea, I can DIG Shane Douglas wanting to put a beatin on the ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair. Cuz those two got some issues to settle, ya dig? What I CAN’T DIG is Shane Douglas coming out, getting involved in my business. And normally, a punk get in my business, you know me, Gene. It’d be on like neck bone. But Shane Douglas… I’m gon go head and let my man Ric Flair take care of you when the time comes for ya’ll to get into it. Cuz right now, I got another sucka to deal with.

    Gene Okerlund: And we both know who you’re talking about. The self proclaimed ‘Chosen One’ Jeff Jarrett…


    (The fans boo)

    Gene Okerlund: Now, I know you really don’t want to relive what happened a few nights ago on Nitro… However, I’ve been told that we must show what transpired just a few nights ago for the fans that don’t know, so ladies and gentlemen would you please take a look at this footage…


    (The camera fades back on Nitro moments after Ric Flair and Shane Douglas left the ring. Jarrett comes out and decks Booker T with the guitar and then the camera fades back to Gene and Booker T in the ring)


    Gene Okerlund: Terrible and disgusting thing to watch… Booker T, obviously Jeff Jarrett has chosen you once again to continue his quest.

    Booker T: JEFF JARRETT! For months you been takin on some of the toughest cats in the locker room. And now you got yo eyes set on me. Me and you done had beef in the past, so we ain’t no strangers to each other… I bean beat by you and yo guitar… But you been beat too. I beat you TWICE for the World Heavyweight Title… So you wanna come at me Jarrett… Then come at me, dog. Cuz I promise you… You gon get yours. Now can you dig that!


    (Music starts up and Booker T stays in the ring for a few seconds for the fans but suddenly Jeff Jarrett crawls out from under the ring and slide in with the guitar and breaks it over his head!)


    Tony Schiavone: DAMNIT! JEFF JARRETT WAS UNDER THE RING THE ENTIRE TIME!


    (Jeff Jarrett continues to beat Booker T while he’s down for a few more seconds)


    Tony Schiavone: We need security out here! Fans don’t go away, we’ll be back for the Main Event!


    (COMMERCIAL)



    (The camera fades back inside the arena)


    Tony Schiavone: Alright fans, let’s go to the ring for our Main Event pitting Dustin Rhodes and a mystery partner against the Steiner Brothers…


    (The camera fades down to the ring)


    David Penzer: Ladies and gentlemen… THIS is your MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING!


    ~HOLLER…. IF YA HEAR ME!~



    (“Big Poppa Pump” starts up and the fans boo as Scott Steiner walks out on stage shaking his arms and looking at the fans with Midajah and Rick Steiner by his side)


    David Penzer: Introducing first… Being accompanied to the ring by Midajah… Rick and Scott… THE STEINER BROTHERRRRRRS!


    (The Steiner Brothers and Midajah head down the aisle and climb inside the ring. Rick and Scott start getting ready as the music fades)



    ~WELL THEY CALL HIM THE NATURAL!~



    (“Natural” starts up and the fans cheer as Dustin Rhodes walks out on stage staring down at the ring. Dustin heads down the aisle as fireworks shoot off)


    David Penzer: And their opponents… Introducing first… From Austin, Texas… Weighing 238 pounds… ‘THE NATURAL’ DUSTIN RHOOOOOODES!


    (Dustin Rhodes heads down the aisle and stops halfway down staring at the ring as the music goes off)


    Tony Schiavone: Alright, who’s the partner gonna be?


    (Dustin Rhodes turns to his side and points to the entrance ramp)



    ~SEEK AND DESTROY!~


    Tony Schiavone: OH MY!

    Mike Tenay: NOW THAT’S A PARTNER!


    (“Seek And Destroy” by Metallica starts up and the fans cheer as Sting walks out on stage and howls as fireworks shoot from the entrance ramp)


    David Penzer: His tag team partner… From Venice Beach, California… Weighing 250 pounds…. THIS…. IS…. STIIIIIING!


    (Sting heads down the aisle and meets up with Dustin Rhodes. The two hug each other and then rush in the ring and go after the Steiners!)





    Main Event


    Steiner Brothers vs. Dustin Rhodes/Sting


    Dustin and Sting rush in the ring and the Steiner Brothers quickly go on the attack and start pummeling Rhodes and Sting. They shoot them to the ropes but Sting and Rhodes reverse. The Steiner’s rebound and Rhodes and Sting nail stereo back body drops! (Cheers!) Scott Steiner gets up in the ropes and Sting runs up and clotheslines him to the outside! Rhodes continues to punch Rick and puts him in the corner and nails him with a few stomps and punches in the corner. Rhodes grabs Rick and nails a big hip toss out of the corner! Rhodes covers, 1…2, Rick kicks out. On the outside Sting nails Steiner with a few chops but Scott nails Sting with a knee to the gut and now whips him hard in the guardrail. Rhodes stomps Rick in the ring a few times and now picks him up and shoots him to the ropes but Rick reverses and sends Rhodes and he gets tripped up by Scott Steiner! Rick runs up and kicks Rhodes in the gut and stomps him a few times and now makes the tag to Scott. Scott climbs in the ring and they shoot him to the ropes. Dustin bounces off and ducks a double clothesline. Rick and Scott turn around and Dustin takes them out with a pair of clotheslines and quickly jumps on Scott Steiner and starts pummeling him! (Cheers!)

    Tony Schiavone: DUSTIN RHODES IS A MAN POSSESSED TONIGHT!

    Mike Tenay: Would you expect anything less with what he’s been through thus far?

    Tony Schiavone: Absolutely not.

    Rhodes picks Scott up and takes him to the corner and makes the tag to Sting! (Cheers!) Sting comes in and nails Scott with a few right hands and shoots him to the ropes. Scott bounces off and Sting nails him with a reverse atomic drop and follows up with a clothesline! Sting covers, 1…2, Scott kicks out. Sting picks Scott up and takes him to the corner and tags out to Rhodes. Rhodes climbs up the turnbuckle and leaps off and connects with a double axe handle and rolls him up in a school boy, 1…2, Scott kicks out. Scott Steiner crawls to the ropes and now Rhodes advances but Scott Steiner grabs him and tosses him out of the ring! Rhodes gets to his feet but Rick Steiner runs up and nails him with a ‘Steinerline!’ (Boos!) Rick tosses Rhodes in the ring and Scott Steiner starts stomping him. Scott picks him up and takes him to the corner and starts ramming shoulders into his gut. Scott tags out to Rick and now they shoot Rhodes to the ropes and nail him with double shoulder tackles! Rick covers, 1…2, Sting breaks the count. Rick punches Rhodes a few times and now picks him up and shoots him to the ropes. Rhodes bounces off and Rick nails him with the kitchen sink that turns him inside out! Rick covers, 1…2, Rhodes kicks out. Rick tags out to Scott and now Scott goes after Rhodes but Rhodes nails him with a few right hands and now starts chopping him. Rhodes shoots him off but Scott reverses. Rhodes bounces off, ‘FRANKENSTEINER’ BY BIG POPPA PUMP!

    Tony Schiavone: Scott Steiner hits the ‘Frankensteiner!’ We haven’t seen him use that in forever!

    Mike Tenay: But he didn’t cover him for the pin. Big mistake from Scott Steiner as he’d rather show off than cover ‘The Natural.’

    Scott stomps Rhodes a few times and now picks him up and locks him in an abdominal stretch. Scott tightens the hold but now Rhodes starts gaining momentum and finally hits him with a hip toss! Steiner gets to his feet and Rhodes hits him with a punch, and another, and another, Rhodes spins his hands and hits the ‘Bionic Elbow!’ Rhodes covers, 1…2, Scott kicks out. Rhodes picks Scott up but Scott rakes him in the eyes. Scott takes him to the corner and jams his head into the boot of Rick. Scott makes the tag to Rick and now Rick shoots him to the ropes. Rhodes bounces off and gets nailed with a powerslam! Rick covers, 1…2… Sting breaks the count! Rick gets up and taunts Sting and now Sting comes in but the ref stops him! Rick sees the opportunity and now grabs the legs of Rhodes and gives him a low blow! (Boos!) Rick makes the tag to Scott and now Scott comes in and picks Rhodes up and nails him with a gut wrench suplex. Scott says ‘That’s It!’ and now positions him, ‘STEINER RECLINER!

    Tony Schiavone: HE’S GOT THE ‘RECLINER’ LOCKED IN TIGHT BUT RHODES IS HOLDING ON!

    Steiner applies pressure but now Sting jumps in the ring and kicks Scott Steiner in the face to break the hold! (Cheers!) The ref puts Sting back outside and now Sting starts getting the fans pumped. Scott picks up Rhodes and shoots him to the ropes. Scott misses a ‘Steinerline’ and turns around and the two collide in the center of the ring! Rhodes and Scott now crawl for a corner, AND BOTH MAKE THE HOT TAG! Sting comes in and nails Rick with a clothesline, and another, and another! Scott Steiner gets up and Sting hits him with a scoop slam! Rick gets to his feet in the corner and now Sting runs up, ‘STINGER SPLASH!’ Scott Steiner in the other corner and Sting runs up, ‘STINGER SPLASH’ ON SCOTT! Sting in the middle of the ring lets out a ‘Howl!’ (Cheers!) Rick Steiner gets to his feet and Sting nails him with a few right hands and shoots him to the ropes. Rick bounces off and Sting kicks him in the gut and sets him up for a suplex but Scott comes in and nails Sting with a back elbow! Scott nails Sting with a few stomps but now Rhodes grabs Scott and send him in the corner. Rhodes runs in and nails a clothesline in the corner! Rhodes wraps Scott up in the corner, ‘BULLDOG’ CONNECTS! (Cheers!) Rick Steiner runs up and kicks Rhodes in the face! Rick stomps Rhodes a few times and now starts talking smack to him and doesn’t see Sting behind him! Sting beats his chest and now grabs Rick by the head, ‘SCORPION DEATH DROP’ (Reverse DDT) ON RICK STEINER! Sting gets up and the fans cheer him on! Sting wraps Rick Steiner up, ‘SCORPION DEATHLOCK!’STING HAS IT LOCKED IN, AND RICK STEINER TAPS!

    Winners: Sting/Dustin Rhodes via ‘Scorpion Deathlock in 12:14


    Tony Schiavone: MY WHAT A MATCH!

    Mike Tenay: And I do believe that business has picked up here tonight when you talk about the Steiner’s and Rhodes feud! Sting being the mystery tag team partner proved to be the right choice here tonight!

    Tony Schiavone: Fans we’re out of time, WE’LL SEE YOU ON NITRO, GOOD NIGHT EVERYBODY!


    (Show fades with Sting and Dustin Rhodes hugging in the ring as the Steiner’s exit)



    (FADE TO WCW LOGO)

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    Re: World Championship Wrestling 2001 and Beyond

    Monday, July 2nd 2001


    (The camera fades inside the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota where fireworks start going off with the fans cheering. The camera pans around the arena for a few seconds before fading over to the announcers table where Tony Schiavone and Mike Tenay are standing by)

    Tony Schiavone: LIVE FROM THE TARGET CENTER IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA…. THIS IS MONDAY NIGHT NITRO! Hello everybody I’m Tony Schiavone along with my tag team partner Mike Tenay. The fans are wild here tonight, and we’ve got a wild night in store for em.

    Mike Tenay: That’s right, Tony. In just a few short days after Thunder went off the air, 3 big matches were signed tonight. We’ve got Kevin Nash and Diamond Dallas Page taking on the Hart Family of Meng and Brian Knobbs. The Filthy Animals will defend the Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles against 3 Count. And after what happened between Booker T and Jeff Jarrett, the match was signed by Jeff Jarrett himself, he will be meeting Booker T in the ring tonight.

    Tony Schiavone: And it’s no secret that Jeff Jarrett is out to get Booker T in his quest to become the ‘Chosen One’ yet again here in World Championship Wrestling. But Booker T, he’s out for blood.

    Mike Tenay: He told our personal WCW news team that he wants Jarrett in a bad way after what happened last week, and tonight he’s going to get him.

    Tony Schiavone: Also fans with the Hart Family here tonight, that can only mean someone else is here.

    Mike Tenay: Bill Goldberg.

    Tony Schiavone: That’s right. Last week he came out to the ring and gave Mike Awesome the Television Champion the ‘Spear’ and we saw Jimmy Hart run for the hills. Who knows what Jimmy Hart is in store for tonight. Also scheduled to appear tonight, the Mamalukes square off in a non title match against Kronik.

    Mike Tenay: Interesting enough, the Mamalukes were victorious a week ago against Knobbs and Meng, albeit due to some interference. But they’ve got a chance to prove something here tonight against the world Tag Team Champions.

    Tony Schiavone: Also I’ve been told that Shane McMahon, the boss, wants to address something here tonight. What could that be?

    Mike Tenay: Could be anything.

    Tony Schiavone: You’re right about that, Mike. Enough talking, let’s go to the ring!

    (The camera fades down to the ring)

    ~EVERYBODY THREE COUNT, ONE…. TWO… THREEEEEEEE!~

    (“Dance With 3 Count” starts up and the fans boo as Shannon Moore and Evan Karagias walk out on stage. The two start dancing in the center of the entrance ramp and then head down the aisle)

    David Penzer: Ladies and gentlemen this tag team contest is set for one fall with a 15 minute time limit. And it is for the WCW CRUISERWEIGHT TAG TEAM TITLES! Introducing first, Shannon Moore and Evan Karagias… THIS… IS… THREEEEEEE COUNT!

    (Moore and Karagias climb inside the ring and both go to the center and start dancing a bit before the music fades)

    ~FILTHY… DIRTY… NASTY!~

    (“Filthy, Dirty, Nasty” starts up and the fans cheer as Rey Misterio and Billy Kidman walk out on stage with Tygress and Konnan following. Misterio and Kidman hold up the Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles and all start heading down the aisle)

    David Penzer: Their opponents… Being accompanied to the ring by Konnan and Tygress… They are the WCW CRUISERWEIGHT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS! Billy Kidman… Rey Misterio Jr… THE FILTHYYYYY ANNNNNIMALS!

    (The Animals slap hands with the fans and now Kidman and Misterio climb inside the ring. Kidman and Rey climb a turnbuckle and raise the belts in the air before the music fades)

    Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles3 Count vs. Filthy Animals ©

    The bell rings and 3 Count start attacking the Animals. 3 Count whip the Animals to the ropes and the Animals both go under 3 Counts legs and give them a pair of dropkicks! 3 Count stumble into the ropes and the Animals shoot them off but 3 Count reverse. The Animals bounce off and both hit stereo tilt-a-whirl headscissors! (Cheers!) Karagias goes to the outside and Kidman follows him leaving Misterio and Moore in the ring. Misterio chops Moore a few times and shoots him to the ropes. Moore bounces off and kicks Misterio in the face as he ducks. Moore misses a clothesline and Misterio hits the ropes and floats into a wheelbarrow, Moore lifts him up and Misterio catches him with a bulldog! Misterio covers, 1…2, Moore kicks out. Misterio stomps Moore a few times and now picks him up and takes him to the corner and nails a few chops. Misterio shoots him to the corner and follows in but Moore hits an up and over and lands behind Misterio. Misterio turns around and Moore hits an arm drag. Both back up and Misterio hits an arm drag. Both back up and go for a pair of dropkicks and now were at a standoff but Moore quickly runs up and kicks Misterio in the gut. (Boos!) Moore shoots Misterio off and Misterio bounces off and ducks a clothesline AND ROPE FLIPS OUT ONTO KIDMAN AND KARAGIAS! (Cheers!) Moore in the ring now climbs up the turnbuckle AND DIVES ONTO EVERYBODY! (Cheers!)

    Tony Schiavone: Starting things out early with high flying moves! Which I’m sure everyone expected and we love it!

    Moore gets to his feet and grabs Misterio and tosses him back in. Moore climbs in and kicks Misterio a few times and shoots him to the ropes. Misterio bounces off and gets another kick to the gut and Moore hits him with a big snap suplex. Moore covers, 1…2, Misterio kicks out. Moore puts Misterio in the corner and tags Karagias. Karagias comes in and nails Misterio in the ribs with a punch. Karagias chops him a few times and sends him to the ropes. Misterio bounces off and Karagias lifts him up but Misterio connects with a dropkick! Misterio rolls over and makes the tag! Kidman comes in and clotheslines Karagias, and again, and follows up with a dropkick. Karagias gets to his feet and Kidman hits an arm drag and locks it in. Karagias gets to his feet and punches Kidman a few times and hits the ropes but Kidman hits a headscissors! Karagias gets to his feet in the ropes and Kidman runs up and gets lifted over to the outside. Karagias turns around and Kidman punches him! Kidman climbs up the turnbuckle and misses a cross body and he hits hard! Karagias starts stomping Kidman and now makes the tag to Moore. Moore climbs up the turnbuckle and Karagias picks him up in a suplex and they hit a cross body suplex combination! Moore covers, 1…2, Misterio breaks the count.

    Tony Schiavone: And 3 Count have things going in their favor right now after the mistake by Billy Kidman.

    Moore picks Kidman up and chops him a few times and takes him to the corner. Moore climbs up and starts punching him in the head and now gets down and shoots him to the corner. Moore runs up and Kidman kicks him in the face! Kidman gets on the second rope but Moore pulls his leg out and Kidman hits hard. Moore poses for the fans as they boo him. Moore picks Kidman up and nails him with a few punches and shoots him to the ropes. Kidman bounces off and grabs a ducking Moore, ‘KID CRUSHER’ (Jumping Inverted Double Underhook Facebuster)ON MOORE! Kidman and Moore both crawl and Kidman makes the tag! Misterio leaps in and Karagias jumps in the ring and misses a clothesline. Karagias turns around and Misterio forearms him a few times and shoots him to the corner. Misterio gets nailed from behind by Moore and Moore shoots him in the corner but Misterio reverses and Moore hits Karagias! (Cheers!) Moore stumbles backwards and Misterio tosses him out of the ring! Karagias sits in the corner and Misterio motions to the crowd and runs up, ‘BRONCO BUSTER!’ (Cheers!)

    Tony Schiavone: And Rey hits the ‘Bronco Buster’ but Karagias isn’t the legal man!

    Mike Tenay: Meanwhile Shannon Moore is on the outside buying some time!

    Moore starts climbing back in the ring but Misterio clubs him and puts him in the corner. Misterio nails him with a few chops and sets him up on the turnbuckle. Misterio climbs up but Moore punches him a few times and pushes him off. Moore perches himself up but Kidman runs in and crotches him! (Cheers!) Kidman sets Moore up and motions to Misterio in the far corner. Misterio runs up, ‘CATAPULT HURRICANRANA’ ON MOORE! (Cheers!) Misterio goes for the cover, 1…2… Karagias breaks the pin! (Oh!) Kidman nails Karagias with a few right hands and now tosses him out of the ring and goes after him. Kidman goes to pick up Karagias but Karagias low blows him! Back in the ring Misterio nails Moore with a few right hands and puts him in the corner. Misterio climbs up with Moore but Karagias nails him from behind with a forearm shot! Karagias grabs Misterio and puts him on his shoulders, ‘COUNT DOWN’ (Fireman’s Carry/Swinging Neckbreaker) ON MISTERIO! Moore with the cover, 1…2…3!
    Winners and NEW Cruiserweight Tag Team Champions: 3 Count via ‘Count Down’

    Tony Schiavone: WE’VE GOT NEW CHAMPIONS!

    Mike Tenay: 3 COUNT HAVE BEATEN THE FILTHY ANIMALS IN A BIG UPSET!

    (3 Count get to their feet and grab the titles and jump out as Konnan and Kidman enter. They run off up the entrance ramp and start taunting the Filthy Animals)

    Tony Schiavone: Well you have to give credit where it’s due. Evan Karagias incapacitated Billy Kidman with the low blow allowing Konnan and Tygress to check up on him leaving Misterio alone in the ring to fend for himself.

    Mike Tenay: Make no mistake about it, Tony. The Animals do have a rematch clause. It should be interesting to see what happens in the weeks to come.

    Tony Schiavone: Right now let’s go to ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund standing by. Take it away, Gene.


    Interview

    (The camera fades to the entrance ramp where ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund is standing by)

    Gene Okerlund: Thank you, Tony. Ladies and gentlemen I have been requested to come out here right now, because THE BOSS has something to talk about. Ladies and gentlemen please give a warm welcome, to the President of World Championship Wrestling… MR. SHANE MCMAHON!

    ~HERE COMES THE MONEY!~

    Tony Schiavone: It’s the boss!

    (“Here Comes The Money” starts up and the fans cheer as Shane McMahon walks out on stage fist pumping his heart and pointing to the fans. McMahon does a boxing shuffle on the entrance ramp much to the delight of the fans before meeting up with Gene Okerlund and shaking his hand as the music fades)

    Gene Okerlund: Mr. McMahon, Shane-O-Mac, you’ve personally asked me to come out here at this time and publically interview you, sir the floor is yours.

    Shane McMahon: Thank you, Gene. First and foremost, HOW WE DOING, MINNEAPOLIS!?

    (The fans cheer)

    Shane McMahon: Oh yeah, that’s what I like to hear.

    Gene Okerlund: They love ya here.

    Shane McMahon: So Minneapolis, and fans at home let’s get down to a few things about what went on last week. FIRST and foremost… In case you all didn’t see it, and in case you were wondering if you had to adjust your screens. It’s true. Bob ‘Hardcore Holly’ and his cousin Crash ARE IN FACT part of World Championship Wrestling.

    (The fans give a mixed reaction as Shane McMahon looks on)

    Shane McMahon: Their contracts were finalized on Monday afternoon, and they decided to show up on Thunder. Now they had told me that they wanted to show up on Thunder, however, I had no idea what they were going to do. And after seeing what transpired on Thunder that night when they came out and attacked Tommy Dreamer, I have to admit that I was upset with their actions… But at the same time, I was quite pleased.

    Gene Okerlund: Now wait a minute, if I may interject for a moment. You were pleased with their actions?

    Shane McMahon: That’s right. And here’s why. I was pleased for two reasons. First reason, is because it just goes to show you that ANYTHING can happen in World Championship Wrestling as most of you already know. And the second reason, is because since they came out and attacked Tommy Dreamer after his match with Kid Romeo, I can now go ahead and say that tonight, LIVE in that ring, Bobby Holly and Crash will make their WCW in ring debut, against the man they attacked last week, Tommy Dreamer…. AND TERRY FUNK!

    (The fans cheer)

    Tony Schiavone: Now that’s a match I’d like to see!

    Mike Tenay: The boss taking care of business tonight!

    Shane McMahon: That’s not all, Minneapolis. I got more. Let’s talk about what happened in the Main Event last week. Now Booker T and Jeff Jarrett have got a beef to settle… Shane Douglas and Ric Flair have a beef to settle. Booker T and Jeff Jarrett tonight are already taken care of. So let’s get to Shane Douglas and our World Heavyweight Champion.

    (The fans cheer as start up a ‘Nature Boy’ chant)

    Shane McMahon: Now make no mistake about it. In just a few weeks LIVE in Daytona Beach, Florida… Shane Douglas and Ric Flair will be going at it and the World Heavyweight Title is gonna be on the line. Make no mistake about it ‘Mean’ Gene, this match is shaping up to be one of the biggest Main Event World Title matches of the year and when these two finally get in the ring and the title is on the line, they’re going to tear each others heads off. But after what happened last week, Ric Flair came to me personally and said he wanted to get a little payback tonight, so I’m gonna go ahead and give the ‘Nature Boy’ some payback. But it’s not gonna be Shane Douglas… Not yet.

    (The fans give a little boo as McMahon looks on and motions for them to settle down)

    Shane McMahon: I know, I know, it’s not what ya wanna see but don’t worry. Those two are gonna go at it soon. But as far as tonight goes, in the Main Event, it’s gonna be the ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair… And he’s gonna face off… Against BAM BAM BIGELOW! THANK YOU, AND ENJOY!

    Gene Okerlund: Thank you Shane McMahon, folks you don’t wanna miss this, back to you Tony and Mike.

    (The camera fades back to the announcers table)

    Tony Schiavone: Well what do you think about that!?

    Mike Tenay: We’re gonna finally see what the Holly Cousins are made out of. More importantly, Ric Flair goes up against the ‘Beast From The East’ Bam Bam Bigelow, but you know the Triple Threat will be waiting in the wings.

    Tony Schiavone: Ric Flair will definitely need eyes in the back of his head. Don’t go away fans, more action coming your way, stay tuned!

    (COMMERCIAL)

    (The camera fades back inside the arena where the Mamalukes are walking down the aisle)

    Tony Schiavone: And we’re back fans and we’re just about set for our next contest pitting the Mamalukes against the Tag Team Champions, Kronik.

    Mike Tenay: And ya gotta wonder just what could happen if the Mamalukes were to win this match, I’m sure a title shot would be in their future.

    Tony Schiavone: Mamalukes no strangers to tag team gold as they’ve held them twice. We’ll see what their luck is here tonight in a few moments.

    ~KRRRRRRONNNNNNIIIIIIIK!~

    (“Love Dump” by Static-X starts up and the fans boo as Kronik walk out on stage. They both look around for a second and both raise up the Tag Team Titles. They high five each other and pound fists and then head down the aisle)

    David Penzer: Their opponents… At a total combined weight of 605 pounds… They are the WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS! Brian Adams… Bryan Clarke… KRRRRRONIIIIIIK!

    (Kronik head down the aisle and climb inside the ring staring down the Mamalukes. They both hand the belts to the referee and start getting ready as the music fades)

    The Mamalukes vs. Kronik

    The bell rings and Adams and Johnny The Bull start things out. Adams and Johnny go to lock up but Adams kicks him in the gut and quickly starts forearming him in the back taking him down. Adams continues to forearm and stomp Johnny and now picks him up and takes him to the corner banging his head against the buckle. Adams starts choking Johnny with his boot and the ref warns him. Adams gets in the refs face and now turns around and Johnny starts punching him! Johnny punches him a few times and shoots him to the ropes. Adams bounces off and Johnny clotheslines him but Adams keeps his balance. Johnny punches and chops him a few times and shoots him off but Adams reverses. Johnny bounces off and ducks a clothesline. Adams turns around and Johnny hits him with an enziguri! (Cheers!) Johnny makes the cover, 1…2, Adams kicks out. Johnny picks Adams up and tags out to Vito. Vito comes in and nails Adams with a few right hands and shoots him to the corner. Vito runs up but Adams elbows him in the face. Vito stumbles out of the corner and Adams picks him up and hits an inverted atomic drop and follows up with a big clothesline! Adams picks Vito up and tags out to Clarke. Kronik grab Vito and nail a double suplex and Clarke covers, 1…2, Vito kicks out.

    Tony Schiavone: And the Tag Team Champions in control of things now. They definitely have the size advantage over the Mamalukes in this one.

    Mike Tenay: Absolutely. But the Mamalukes never back down from a challenge as we’ve seen in the past.

    Clarke puts Vito in the corner and nails him with a few shoulders to the gut and now takes him out of the corner and hits a scoop slam. Clarke bounces off the ropes and misses a big elbow drop! Clarke gets to his feet and Vito hits a dropkick and staggers Clarke in the ropes. Vito gets up and clotheslines Clarke to the outside! (Cheers!) Vito goes after Clarke but now Adams starts clubbing Vito but here comes Johnny The Bull to even things out! The Mamalukes and Kronik brawl on the outside but now Clarke grabs Vito and puts him back in the ring. Adams manages to break away from Johnny The Bull and now climbs on the apron. Clarke punches Vito in the ropes and shoots him off but Vito reverses and whips Clarke and Clarke accidentally bumps into Adams who didn’t see it coming! Adams topples to the floor and Clarke stumbles backwards into Vito who rolls him in a school boy, 1…2…3!
    Winners: The Mamalukes via pinfall

    Tony Schiavone: THE MAMALUKES WIN! THE MAMALUKES WIN!

    Mike Tenay: A BIG UPSET!

    (Vito leaps out of the ring as Adams comes in the ring like a ball of fire! Adams and Clarke start arguing with each other in the ring while the Mamalukes walk to the back)

    Tony Schiavone: Brian Adams was in the wrong place at the wrong time!

    Mike Tenay: Right place, right time in the Mamalukes eyes!

    Tony Schiavone: You’re not kidding! I think the Mamalukes may just have earned themselves another shot at the Tag Team Titles.


    Backstage

    (The camera fades backstage where the Natural Born Thrillers are watching the television monitor of what just went down)

    Sean O’Haire: Well that sucks for them!

    Chuck Palumbo: *Laughing* Yeah, right. So you hear anything about us getting a shot at the belts yet?

    Sean O’Haire: Nah, man. Still up in the air.

    Chuck Palumbo: Up in the air? You serious? We beat Lex and Buff, YOU beat Lex last week.

    Sean O’Haire: *Shrugs His Shoulders* I know. I know. I don’t get it either. Hey, don’t worry about it. We’ll get our shot.

    Chuck Palumbo: We need that shot. I want those belts back man.

    Sean O’Haire: Me too, me-

    (O’Haire and Palumbo look off and the camera pans over and Miss Elizabeth walks into view)

    Chuck Palumbo: Can we help you?

    Miss Elizabeth: Listen boys. I don’t know what you two are thinking. But if you think you two are getting a shot at the belts, think again. Lex and Buff, they’re the one who deserve the title shot.

    Sean O’Haire: Hey sweetheart, you go and tell-

    (Suddenly from behind Lex Luger and Buff Bagwell run up and start attacking the Natural Born Thrillers! Totally Buff continue to attack them for a good minute and leave them laying on the floor)

    Lex Luger: NEXT WEEK! If you two wanna show up… We can do THIS again in the ring. *To Buff* Let’s go.

    (Totally Buff and Liz walk off leaving the Thrillers laying)

    (COMMERCIAL)

    (The camera fades back inside the arena)

    Tony Schiavone: Welcome back fans and if you’re just tuning in, moments ago the Natural Born Thrillers were attacked in the backstage area by Buff Bagwell and Lex Luger. And I do believe they issued a challenge just before the cowards walked off.

    Mike Tenay: That they did, Tony. They told the Thrillers that if they show up next week that they can beat them again. Significantly referring to having yet another match.

    Tony Schiavone: You can be sure, that THAT challenge will more than likely be answered next week. I have no doubt about that. But speaking of matches, were set for our next match tonight. It was made earlier by the boss Shane McMahon. It’ll be Terry Funk and Tommy Dreamer taking on newcomers Bob ‘Hardcore’ Holly and his cousin Crash. Let’s go to the ring!

    (“Slow Death” by Zack Tempest starts up and the fans boo as Bob ‘Hardcore’ Holly and Crash walk out on stage. Crash looks at the crowd and gives them a thumbs up but Bob slaps his chest and tells him to walk to the ring with him)

    David Penzer: Ladies and gentlemen this contest is set for one fall with a 15 minute time limit. Making their way to the ring… From Mobile, Alabama… Bob and Crash… THE HOLLY COUSINS!

    (Bob and Crash climb inside the ring and Crash starts running the ropes before Bob stops him and tells him to focus as the music fades)

    ~I’M THE MAAAAAAN IN THE BOX!~

    (“Man In The Box” by Alice N Chains starts up and the fans cheer as Tommy Dreamer and Terry Funk walk out on stage)

    David Penzer: And their opponents… The WCW Hardcore Champion Tommy Dreamer and TERRYYYY FUNK!

    (Funk and Dreamer head down the aisle staring at the ring and talking to one another. They get down to ringside and Dreamer quickly slides in and starts brawling with Bob Holly!)

    The Holly Cousins vs. Tommy Dreamer/Terry Funk

    Dreamer and Bob Holly start brawling as the bell rings. Dreamer and Bob end up toppling to the outside of the ring while Crash and Funk square off with Funk gaining the advantage and chopping him in the corner. Funk grabs Crash and hip tosses him out of the corner. Crash gets to his feet in the ropes and Funk clotheslines him over the top to the outside. On the outside Dreamer and Bob trade right hands with one another but Bob gets the advantage with an eye rake. Bob Holly grabs Dreamer and whips him hard into the guardrail! Dreamer screams in pain and now Bob stomps him a few times. Funk on the opposite end rolls Crash in the ring and now climbs in but Crash gives him an axe handle in the back of the head. Crash punches him a few times and now picks him up and takes him to the corner. Crash stomps him a few times and now whips him to the far side. Crash runs up but gets caught with a boot to the face! Crash turns around and Funk grabs him and nails a bulldog! Funk with the cover, 1…2, Crash kicks out. Back on the outside Bob Holly breaks away from Dreamer and now gets on the apron and Crash tags him in. Bob comes in and kicks Funk in the ribs! Bob continues to punch Funk a few more times and shoots him to the ropes. Funk bounces off and Bob gives him a punch to the gut and then hits him with a knee lift! Bob covers, 1…2, Dreamer breaks the count. Bob gets up and pushes Dreamer and Dreamer tries to attack but the referee gets in between them. Bob motions and now Crash comes in the ring and they start double teaming Funk! (Boos!) Crash picks Funk up and hits a few chops and shoots him to the ropes. Funk bounces off and ducks a clothesline and wraps Crash up and hits a back suplex! (Cheers!) Funk crawls and makes the tag to Dreamer!

    Tony Schiavone: AND HERE WE GO!

    Dreamer gets in the ring and Crash backs off and pleads with Dreamer. Crash backs into his corner and Bob makes the tag. Bob and Dreamer stare at each other and now start brawling again! Both throw wild punches and now Dreamer gets the advantage and punches Bob into the ropes. Dreamer shoots him off but Bob reverses. Dreamer bounces off and ducks a clothesline. Bob turns around and Dreamer nails him with a kick to the gut and sets him up for a piledriver but Bob Holly back body drops him. Dreamer gets to his feet and Bob shoots him to the ropes and hits a big powerslam! Bob covers, 1…2, Dreamer kicks out. Bob complains about a slow count and now picks Dreamer up and bangs his head against the buckle and tags Crash. Crash climbs up the turnbuckle and Bob hits a scoop slam on Dreamer and Crash leaps off and connects with an elbow drop! Crash covers, 1….2… Funk breaks the count! Crash gets up and starts talking trash to Funk but Funk nails him with a big right hand! Crash stumbles back and Dreamer rolls him up, 1…2, Crash kicks out. Dreamer starts getting up but Crash hits him with a basement dropkick! (Oh!) Crash covers again, 1…2, Dreamer kicks out.

    Tony Schiavone: And this thing has been all the Holly Cousins thus far. They’re actually impressing me with their tag team abilities.

    Mike Tenay: Certainly no stranger in teaming together. They’re cutting the ring off, forcing Dreamer to keep fighting for a tag which in turn is going to get him extremely winded. The Holly Cousins are playing it smart.

    Crash picks Dreamer up and Dreamer starts fighting back. Dreamer gets to his feet and punches Crash a few times and now hits the ropes but Crash connects with a flying back elbow! Crash now points to the corner and starts climbing up. Crash gets almost to the top but suddenly he shakes his head and stays on the second. Crash leaps off AND CATCHES THE KNEES OF DREAMER! (Cheers!) Dreamer and Crash are both down but now both start crawling and they each make a tag! Funk comes in and Bob gets a right hand blocked and Funk starts decking him with right hands. Funk shoots him to the ropes and hits Bob with a big back body drop! Bob gets to his feet and Funk nails him with a few right hands again and shoots him off but Bob reverses. Funk bounces off and grabs Bob Holly, PILEDRIVER ON BOB HOLLY! (Oh!) Funk covers, 1…2… Crash breaks the count. Dreamer in the ring now goes after Crash but Crash rolls out of the ring quick. Dreamer goes after him and now Funk grabs the leg of Bob and goes for the ‘Spinning Toe Hold’ but Bob kicks him off. Bob gets up and Funk punches him a few times and shoots him to the corner. Funk runs up and goes for a splash but Bob moves and Funk hits hard! Funk topples out of the corner and Bob picks him up, ‘ALABAMA SLAMMER’ (Double Leg Slam) ON FUNK! The cover, 1…2…3!
    Winners: The Holly Cousins via ‘Alabama Slammer’

    Tony Schiavone: THEY WIN IT! In their in ring debut, the Holly Cousins take home the victory!

    Mike Tenay: And Bob Holly is motioning to Dreamer that he wants the Hardcore Title around his waist. We know Bob Holly is no stranger to hardcore, hence the nickname. But Dreamer is the reigning champion so we know what Dreamer is capable of.

    Tony Schiavone: Indeed we do. Don’t go anywhere fans we’ll be back!

    (COMMERCIAL)

    (The camera fade back inside the arena)

    Tony Schiavone: Alright fans it was a few nights ago on Thunder that the Hart Family, specifically Brian Knobbs and Meng, well they went out looking for Bill Goldberg in hopes that they could incapacitate him in some way.

    Mike Tenay: Take him out is more like it.

    Tony Schiavone: Correct. Well, they ran into Diamond Dallas Page and Kevin Nash, a brawl ensued, and now in just a few moments, Nash and DDP will take on Knobbs and Meng here tonight.

    Mike Tenay: This will more than likely be not much of a wrestling match, but an all out brawl.

    Tony Schiavone: Let’s go to David Penzer!

    ~WE’RE THE BOYS!~

    (“We’re The Boys” starts up and the fans boo as Brian Knobbs and Meng walk out on stage with Jimmy Hart leading the way and pumping them up)

    David Penzer: This tag team contest is scheduled for one fall with a 15 minute time limit… Introducing first… Being accompanied to the ring by Jimmy Hart… They are Brian Knobbs and MENG!

    (Knobbs and Meng head down the aisle and climb inside the ring and Knobbs takes a moment to get some heat from the crowd as the music fades)

    ~HOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWLLLLLLLLL!~

    (“Wolfpac” starts up and the fans cheer as Diamond Dallas Page and Kevin Nash walk out on stage. Nash throws up the ‘Wolfpac’ and DDP throws up the ‘Diamond Cutter’ taunt for a second before throwing his hands down yelling ‘Bang’ setting off the pyro behind them)
    David Penzer: Their opponents… First, from Detroit, Michigan… ‘BIG SEXY’ KEVINNNNNN NAAAAAAASH! And his tag team partner… From the Jersey Shore… DIAMOND DALLAAAAAAS PAAAAAAAGE!

    (DDP and Nash head down the aisle and climb inside the ring sending Meng and Knobbs to the outside to talk to Jimmy Hart. Nash and DDP play to the crowd and start taunting Meng and Knobbs as the music fades)

    Hart Family vs. InSiders

    The bell rings and DDP and Knobbs stare each other down. They lock up and Knobbs locks DDP in an arm ringer. He tightens the hold but now DDP reverses and locks Knobbs in an arm ringer and gives him a few shoulder thrusts. Knobbs backs him in the ropes and shoots him off. DDP bounces off and ducks a clothesline. Knobbs turns around and DDP nails him with a few right hands and sends him to the ropes. Knobbs bounces off and DDP gives him a hip toss! Knobbs gets up and DDP nails him with a clothesline. Knobbs gets up again and DDP hits a scoop slam! (Cheers!) Knobbs rolls to the outside and starts conferencing with Jimmy Hart. Knobbs gets back in the ring and now they go to lock up again but Knobbs knees him in the gut and slaps on a headlock. DDP shoots him off and Knobbs takes him down with a shoulder tackle. Knobbs hits the ropes and leaps over DDP. Knobbs bounces off again and blocks a hip toss from DDP and goes for one of his own but DDP blocks it and hits Knobbs with a neckbreaker! DDP covers, 1…2, Knobbs kicks out. DDP picks Knobbs up and tags out to Nash. (Cheers!) Nash comes in and measures up Knobbs and kicks him in the ribs. Nash arm ringers Knobbs and gives him a few shoulder thrusts and tags out to DDP. DDP comes in and punches Knobbs in the ribs and gives him another arm ringer but Knobbs rakes DDP in the eyes! Knobbs pulls DDP to the corner and bangs his head against the buckle and tags out to Meng. Meng comes in and starts stomping DDP in the corner. Meng pulls him out of the corner and hits a scoop slam and goes for an elbow but DDP moves! Meng gets to his feet and DDP punches him a few times and shoots him to the ropes but Meng reverses and sends DDP. DDP bounces off and kicks a ducking Meng in the face! Meng pops up and goes for a right hand but DDP blocks it and punches Meng a few times and shoots him to the ropes. Meng bounces off, DDP ducks down but Meng chops him hard in the back! DDP pops up cringing in pain and Meng nails him with a double chop to the throat that takes DDP off his feet.

    Tony Schiavone: And that mistake is gonna cost Diamond Dallas Page. Make no mistake about it, Meng is as ruthless as they come.

    Mike Tenay: And they found the opening they needed and be sure that the Hart Family are going to capitalize on it and try to cut Nash off from his partner.

    Meng stomps DDP a few times and now picks him up and takes him to the corner and bangs DDP’s head against the boot of Knobbs and tags himself in. Knobbs puts DDP in the corner and gives him a few shoulder thrusts and now starts clubbing him in the corner. Knobbs chokes DDP in the corner and now the ref pulls him off. Knobbs plays to the crowd for a second but DDP pops up and throws Knobbs in the corner and starts punching away at him and Meng! (Cheers!) DDP pulls Knobbs out of the corner and sends him to the ropes. DDP misses a clothesline. DDP turns around and Knobbs lifts him up and hits a side slam! Knobbs covers, 1…2, DDP kicks out. Knobbs punches DDP a few times and now gets up and shoves Nash! Nash tries to come in but the ref stops him and now Meng comes in and they start double teaming DDP! (Boos!) Meng picks DDP up and nails him with a backbreaker! Meng covers, 1…2, DDP kicks out. Meng puts on a nerve hold now and starts tightening the hold. DDP tries to break out of it but Meng continues to tighten the hold. The crowd gets behind DDP and now DDP starts getting to his feet. DDP elbows Meng a few times to break the hold and now hits the ropes but Meng nails him with a savate kick! (Oh!) Meng covers, 1…2… DDP gets the shoulder up. Meng once again puts a nerve hold on DDP. DDP starts fighting out of it and now gets to his feet and elbows his way out of it and now starts punching Meng. DDP shoots Meng to the ropes but Meng reverses and sends DDP. DDP bounces off and grabs a ducking Meng and lifts him up, belly to back inverted mat slam! (Cheers!) Meng and DDP are down and now both start crawling to their corners and make the tag!

    Tony Schiavone: AND HERE COMES ‘BIG SEXY!’

    Nash comes in and blocks a punch from Knobbs and nails him with a punch that knocks him down. Meng gets up and Nash nails him with a clothesline. Knobbs gets to his feet and Nash picks him up, BIG SIDEWALK SLAM! Nash gets up again and Meng nails him with a few chops and shoots him to the ropes but Nash reverses and sends Meng. Meng bounces off and Nash gives him a big boot to the head but Meng shakes it off and screams at Nash. Nash taunts him like he’s afraid and Meng goes for a kick but Nash catches him and brings him in and nails him with a hard clothesline! (Cheers!) Nash takes the straps off his singlet but now Knobbs clubs him in the back a few times. Knobbs shoots Nash to the corner and runs in and nails him with a body avalanche! Knobbs pulls him out of the corner and sets him up for a piledriver but Nash back body drops him! Knobbs gets to his feet and Nash hits the ropes and nails him with a big boot! (Cheers!) Meng gets to his feet but DDP runs in and clotheslines him over the top to the outside! DDP points to Nash and gives him a thumbs up and Nash raises his arm in the air! (Cheers!) Nash pulls Knobbs to his feet and sets him up between his legs. Nash looks to the crowd and gives the ‘Wolfpac’ taunt and now lifts Knobbs up, ‘JACKKNIFE POWERBOMB!’ Nash covers, 1…2…3!
    Winners: InSiders via ‘Jackknife Powerbomb

    Tony Schiavone: IT’S OVER! ‘Jackknife Powerbomb’ and that’s all she wrote for Brian Knobbs and the Hart Family!

    (Suddenly Mike Awesome runs down to the ring with a chair but before he can slide in the ring, Nash and DDP exit the ring and both go over the guardrail and into the fans celebrating their victory)

    Tony Schiavone: And Mike Awesome just hit the ring with a chair to clean some house but the damage is done!

    Mike Tenay: I’m actually surprised ‘Big Sexy’ and DDP even left the ring. They’re always up for a fight.

    Tony Schiavone: Another time maybe. But wait…. Wait a second, Mike Awesome has a microphone…


    In Ring Segment

    Mike Awesome: NASH! DDP! YOU BOTH ARE LUCKY YOU SCRAMMED! OTHERWISE, I’D HAVE TAKEN BOTH YOUR HEADS OFF!

    (The fans boo)

    Mike Awesome: But right now… RIGHT NOW, I’m not worried about you two. There’s only ONE PERSON that I want in this ring, right here, RIGHT NOW!

    (The fans start a ‘Goldberg’ chant and Awesome looks on. Jimmy Hart jumps in the ring and tries to calm Mike Awesome down)

    Mike Awesome: Yeah, that’s it. Chant his name. *To Jimmy Hart* No, no Jimmy I’m not calming down. I know you’re scared of him, BUT I’M NOT! I’M MIKE AWESOME! GOLDBERG! LAST WEEK YOU ATTACKED ME FROM BEHIND! LET’S SEE YOU COME OUT AND DO IT TO MY FACE! COME ON!

    (The fans continue to chant ‘Goldberg’ as Awesome looks on)

    Tony Schiavone: Well Mike Awesome is calling out Goldberg and-

    (“Invasion” starts up and the fans cheer as sparks fly up on the entrance ramp)

    Tony Schiavone: OH MY! HERE WE GO!

    Mike Tenay: LOOKS LIKE AWESOME’S GONNA GET HIS WISH!

    Tony Schiavone: YOU’RE NOT KIDDING!

    (After a few seconds, Goldberg comes out through the pyro and starts heading down the aisle but suddenly from behindMalice runs up behind him and smacks him across the back with a chair!)

    Mike Tenay: IT’S MALICE!

    Tony Schiavone: IT WAS A SET UP!

    (Malice continues to beat down Goldberg on the ramp and now picks him up and brings him down to the ring and throws him hard into the steel steps! Meanwhile Brian Knobbs goes under the ring and pulls out a table and slides it in the ring)

    Tony Schiavone: AND NOW BRIAN KNOBBS JUST SLID A TABLE IN THE RING!

    (Mike Awesome sets the table up and now Malice tosses Goldberg in the ring and starts climbing inside. Awesome grabs Goldberg and sets him up for the ‘Awesome Bomb’ but Malice stops him)

    Mike Tenay: Oh no. Malice just stopped Mike Awesome… He wants Goldberg for himself!

    Tony Schiavone: This isn’t good!

    (Awesome grabs Goldberg and tosses him into Malice who grabs him by the throat, ‘CHOKESLAM’ THROUGH THE TABLE!)

    Tony Schiavone: GOOD GOD HE’S BROKEN IN HALF!

    (Jimmy Hart jumps up and down for joy as Malice looks down at Goldberg laying in the ring with the broken table around him. Awesome, Knobbs, Meng and Malice stand in the ring and Awesome holds Malice’s arm in the air as the fans continue to boo them)

    Tony Schiavone: We need some help out here, AND HERE COMES DDP AND KEVIN NASH!

    (DDP and Kevin Nash climb back over the guardrails and each grab a chair and slide in the ring sending the Hart Family scattering. DDP and Nash check up on Goldberg as the Hart Family make their way back up the entrance ramp)

    Tony Schiavone: We’ve got to go to a commercial fans, we’ll be back…

    (COMMERCIAL)

    (The camera fades back into the arena)

    Tony Schiavone: Alright fans we’re back live on Nitro. Moments ago we saw a vicious attack on Goldberg from the Hart Family. And Mike, I don’t think I’ve ever seen Goldberg take this much punishment from anybody.

    Mike Tenay: It’s very rare that we’ve seen Goldberg in a beaten state. Ever since he suffered his first loss against Kevin Nash, it’s done nothing but show that the man is human.

    Tony Schiavone: But if it’s one thing we know, we know Goldberg will not quit… Right now folks, let’s take you to ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund who’s standing by with Shane Douglas, and the Triple Threat...


    Backstage

    Gene Okerlund: Thanks, Tony. Shane Douglas…

    Shane Douglas: ‘Franchise.’ Okerlund.

    Gene Okerlund: My apologies… ‘Franchise’ last week you abruptly came out and interfered in Ric Flairs World Title defense against Booker T. It’s no secret that you two will be meeting in just a few weeks at ‘Bash At The Beach’ and-

    Shane Douglas: And let me stop you right there, Okerlund. Everybody knows, I know, you know, my buddies know, and RIC FLAIR knows that in a couple weeks, that he and I are going to step in that ring once again with the World Heavyweight Title on the line. The only difference maker in all of this than what’s gone on before, is that I am more determined than ever to take what is to be rightfully mine, the World Heavyweight Championship.

    Gene Okerlund: Certainly your track record isn’t the most impressive when it comes to gaining the World Heavyweight Title.

    Shane Douglas: Yeah, everyone’s a critic. They’re saying ‘The Franchise’ can’t get the big one. Well ya know something? Everybody else knows that ‘The Franchise’ is no stranger to winning the big one and overcoming adversity. If you look at THAT track record, you’ll know it’s pretty damn impressive. So Ric Flair, I’m letting you know right here and now. At ‘Bash At The Beach’ that belt is coming home to the Triple Threat, whether you like it or not, I don’t give a damn. That belt is mine. It’s coming home with me. Tonight, you got your hands full with Bam Bam. And believe me, he’s not going to destroy you. He’s leaving that up to me. But he is gonna hurt ya. So be ready.

    (The Triple Threat walk off)

    Gene Okerlund: Tony, back to you.

    (The camera fades back to the announcers table)

    Tony Schiavone: A very confident Shane Douglas. Bam Bam Bigelow set to face World Champion Ric Flair tonight in our Main Event… But let’s go to David Penzer for our next contest.

    (The camera fades down to the ring)

    ~DON’T HATE THE PLAYA…. HATE THE GAME!~

    (“Rap Sheet” starts up and the fans cheer as Booker T walks out on stage. Booker T raises his hands in the air as fire shoots out from the stage)

    David Penzer: This contest is set for one fall with a 15 minute time limit. Introducing first…From 110th Street in Harlem, New York… BOOKERRRRRRR T!

    (Booker T heads down the aisle and slaps a few of the fans hands along the way and climbs inside the ring. Booker climbs up the turnbuckle and ‘raises the roof’ as the music fades)
    ~THE CHOSEN ONE!~

    (“Cowboy (Instrumental)” by Kid Rock starts up and the fans boo as Jeff Jarrett walks out on stage carrying his trusty guitar and a microphone)

    Jeff Jarrett: Whoa, whoa, whoa, cut the music!


    In Ring Segment

    (The music fades as Jeff Jarrett stands on the entrance ramp staring down at the ring at Booker T who is motioning for Jarrett to get in the ring)

    Jeff Jarrett: Booker T, I want you to know that NOTHING would make me happier than to come down to that ring and beat you AGAIN in front of all these Minnesota ‘Slap Asses!’

    (The fans boo)
    Tony Schiavone: What’s he talking about?

    Mike Tenay: He’s supposed to face him now. I don’t understand.

    Jeff Jarrett: But you see ‘Slappy.’ I’m not gonna get in that ring and beat you tonight.

    (The fans continue to boo while Booker T is confused in the ring. Jarrett pulls out a piece of paper from his tights and holds it up)

    Jeff Jarrett: See this? This right here is the contract that was given to me by the WCW board of directors… It says that tonight, you and I would get in the ring and fight one on one, and all I had to do was sign it. Well, Booker I did sign it. But I didn’t sign my name.

    (The fans boo as Jarrett smiles)

    Tony Schiavone: What does he mean he didn’t sign his name?

    Jeff Jarrett: See Booker T… These Minnesota idiots know, you know, and I KNOW that I can get in that ring and wipe the floor with you. And I can do that any place, anywhere, and at any time. So with that said, these idiots here tonight aren’t going to GET the satisfaction of seeing the ‘Chosen One’ get in that ring and work you over, uh uh, no way! I decide when I’m gonna beat you, and tonight ain’t the night.

    (The fans continue to boo)

    Jeff Jarrett: But I did take the liberty of putting down another name on this contract, so let me bring an acquaintance of mine out here to handle some of my light work…

    Tony Schiavone: Who’s his acquaintance?

    Mike Tenay: Could be anybody!

    (“H-Bomb” starts up and the fans boo as Don Harris walks out on stage next to Jeff Jarrett)

    Tony Schiavone: Well it’s Don Harris from the Harris Brothers and that could mean bad things for Booker T!

    Mike Tenay: We haven’t seen the Harris Brothers in a while, and we’ve got one here tonight!

    (Don Harris heads down to the aisle as Booker T looks on. Harris climbs inside the ring and Bookr T quickly goes on the attack!)

    Booker T vs. Don Harris

    Booker T nails Harris with a few clubbing forearms and now puts him in the corner and nails him with a few right hands and a few chops. Booker shoots him to the far side but Harris reverses and sends Booker. Harris runs up but Booker nails him with a boot to the face! Harris staggers back and now Booker hits a spinning crescent kick on Harris! Booker covers, 1…2, Harris kicks out. Booker locks Harris in an armbar and keeps him grounded but Harris starts getting back to his feet and nails Booker with a few punches to break the hold. Harris shoots him to the ropes but Booker reverses. Harris bounces off and kicks a ducking Booker in the face and levels him with a clothesline! (Boos!) Jarrett on the outside starts cheering Harris on as Harris starts stomping Booker. Harris picks Booker up and nails him with a few forearms and shoots him to the ropes. Booker bounces off and Harris takes him out with a big back elbow and makes the cover, 1…2, Booker kicks out. Harris picks Booker up and Booker starts hitting him with right hands and staggers him. Booker hits the ropes and Jarrett grabs his boot! (Boos!) Booker turns around to go after Jarrett but Jarrett scampers off and Booker gets nailed from behind by Harris!

    Tony Schiavone: And Jeff Jarrett causing the distraction! He didn’t want to get in the ring with him, but yet he’d love to stay on the outside and get involved some way or another! He’s a coward.

    Mike Tenay: You’re right about that, Tony. And with Jarrett out there Booker T is gonna have to have eyes in the back of his head if he wants to walk out of here with a victory.

    Harris puts Booker in the corner and hits him with a few stomps and now starts to choke him. Harris picks Booker up and sits him on the turnbuckle and climbs up but Booker starts fighting him off. Booker manages to knock Harris off the turnbuckle and now he perches himself at the top, ‘HEAT SEEKER’ (Missile Dropkick) CONNECTS ON HARRIS! Booker makes the cover, 1…2… Harris kicks out! Booker questions the count and now picks Harris back up and nails him with a few chops. Booker shoots him to the ropes but Harris reverses. Booker bounces off and ducks a clothesline and bounces off again and lands a flying forearm that has Harris staggering! Booker gets to his feet and now goes for the ‘Harlem Sidekick’ but Harris ducks under it! Booker turns around and Harris lifts him up and hits a powerslam! (Oh!) Harris screams ‘That’s It!’ and makes the cover, 1…2… Booker gets the shoulder up!

    Tony Schiavone: AND ALMOST A THREE COUNT, BUT BOOKER T GETS THE SHOULDER UP AT THE LAST SECOND!

    Mike Tenay: And look at this, Tony. Jarrett on the outside looks to be frustrated.

    Harris punches Booker a few times and now starts choking him. The ref warns him up to 4 and Harris releases. Booker rolls into the ropes and starts getting to his feet but Harris starts choking him on the ropes now. Harris chokes him for a few seconds and now hits the ropes and goes to leap on Booker BUT BOOKER MOVES AND HARRIS CROTCHES HIMSELF! (Cheers!) Booker and Harris are down but now Booker gets to his feet. Harris starts getting up but Booker runs up, ‘SCISSOR KICK’ CONNECTS TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! (Cheers!) Booker T hits the ‘Spinaroonie’ to his feet and ‘Raises The Roof’ but now Jeff Jarrett gets on the apron and starts distracting the ref! Suddenly Ron Harris runs down the aisle and slides in the ring! Ron Harris nails Booker T with a hard clothesline! (Boos!) The referee is still distracted by Jarrett and now Don Harris picks Booker T up and holds him for his brother. Ron hits the ropes, ‘RUNNING BIG BOOT’ MISSES AND HE HITS DON HARRIS! Ron Harris is stunned and now Booker T grabs him and tosses him to the outside! Booker makes the cover on Don, 1…2…3!
    Winner: Booker T via pinfall

    Tony Schiavone: BOOKER T ESCAPES WITH THE VICTORY!

    Mike Tenay: And you know this whole thing was a big set up from the beginning. Jeff Jarrett paid off BOTH Harris Brothers tonight but Ron Harris dropped the ball as he tried to nail Booker T with the ‘Big Boot’ but Booker ducked out in the nick of time.

    Tony Schiavone: And Jarrett is REALLY unhappy with what just happened. But the bottom line, Booker T is your winner. And I DOUBT that Jarrett can ‘dig that.’ STAY TUNED FANS WE’LL BE BACK FOR THE MAIN EVENT!

    (COMMERCIAL)

    (The camera fades back inside the arena)

    Tony Schiavone: We’re back and it’s time for our Main Event, let’s go to David Penzer!

    (The camera fades down to the ring)

    (“Welcome To The Jungle” by Guns N Roses starts up and the fans boo as Bam Bam Bigelow walks out on stage holding up the ‘Triple Threat’ sign. Bigelow pounds his chest and heads down the aisle)

    David Penzer: Ladies and gentlemen THIS is your MAIN EVENT of the evening. Set for one fall with a 20 minute time limit. Introducing first… From Asbury Park, New Jersey… He is a member of the Triple Threat… The ‘Beast From The East’ BAM…. BAM…. BIGELOOOOOOOOW!

    (Bigelow climbs inside the ring and walks around pounding his chest as the music fades)

    ~WOOOOOOOOO!~

    (“Dawn” starts up and the fans cheer as Ric Flair struts out on stage and takes a moment to stop and spin around showing off his robe and then gives a loud ‘Woooo’ as sparks fly out while also opening his robe revealing the World Heavyweight Title)

    David Penzer: His opponent… From Charlotte, North Carolina…. The WCW WORLD Heavyweight Champion…. THE ‘NATURE BOY’ RIIIIIIC FLAAAAAAAAIR!

    (Flair heads down the aisle and climbs inside the ring and once again struts before taking his robe off as the music fades)

    Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Ric Flair

    The bell rings and both Flair and Bigelow stare each other down. They go to lock up but Flair ducks under Bigelow and starts to strut as the fans cheer! Flair lets out a ‘Wooo!’ and now Bigelow rushes Flair with a clothesline but Flair ducks under it. Bigelow turns around and Flair starts chopping Bigelow! (Cheers!) Flair chops Bigelow a few times and shoots him to the ropes but Bigelow reverses. Flair bounces off and ducks a clothesline again. Bigelow turns around and Flair continues to chop him! (Cheers!) Flair shoots Bigelow to the ropes and Bigelow bounces off but Flair gives him a big dropkick! Bigelow staggers and ends up toppling through the ropes to the outside! (Cheers!) Flair gets up and quickly starts strutting around the ring, let’s out another ‘Woooo!’ but now Bigelow slides back in and Flair goes on the attack! Flair stomps Bigelow a few times and now Bigelow gets to his feet and Flair punches him a few times and backs him in the corner. Flair chops Bigelow a few times and shoots him to the far side but Bigelow reverses and sends Flair into the corner. Bigelow runs up but Flair moves and Bigelow connects with the turnbuckle! Bigelow staggers back and Flair rolls him up, 1…2, Bigelow kicks out and Flair stays on him locking him in a front facelock. Flair tightens the hold but now Bigelow grabs the bottom rope with his foot to break the hold.

    Tony Schiavone: And the ‘Nature Boy’ trying to keep Bigelow grounded but Bigelow manages to get his foot on the rope to break the hold, great ring presence from Bigelow.

    Bigelow and Flair back up again and they go to lock up but Bigelow kicks him in the gut and nails him with a few clubbing blows to his back. Bigelow puts Flair in the corner and nails him with a few stomps and now starts choking him. The ref breaks the hold and now backs Bigelow off. Bigelow goes after Flair again but Flair grabs Bigelow and throws him in the corner and starts chopping him some more! (Cheers!) Flair shoots Bigelow to the far side but Bigelow reverses and Flair hits hard. Bigelow runs up and gets nailed by a boot from Flair. Bigelow staggers back and Flair runs up but Bigelow hits him with a powerslam! (Oh!) Bigelow covers, 1…2, Flair kick out. Bigelow gets up and stomps Flair a few times and now picks him up and shoots him to the ropes. Flair bounces off and Bigelow lands a hard lariat on Flair! Bigelow drops an elbow and makes the cover, 1…2, Flair kicks out. Bigelow picks Flair up and takes him to the corner and bangs his head against the turnbuckle. Bigelow stomps Flair a few times and now brings him out of the corner and picks him up and nails a scoop slam. Bigelow hits the ropes and bounces off and connects with a falling headbutt! Bigelow covers, 1…2, Flair kicks out again.

    Tony Schiavone: And this is the opening Bigelow has been looking for. He’s got the World Champion hurt a bit and he’s staying on top of him adding more damage.

    Mike Tenay: And that’s exactly what Shane Douglas said earlier was that Bigelow is gonna soften him up tonight. Think about this though, Tony. If Bigelow wins tonight where do you think that will put him in the rankings?

    Tony Schiavone: Well if Bigelow wins here tonight against the World Champion, I’m sure he’ll be high in the rankings for a possible title shot, but I don’t think Shane Douglas would like that too much. Shane Douglas wants Flair, he wants that World Title.

    Bigelow picks Flair up and nails him with a back breaker and makes the cover, 1…2, Flair gets the shoulder up. Bigelow picks Flair up but Flair starts fighting back. Flair punches him and chops him a few times and now hits the ropes but Bigelow runs up and clotheslines Flair over the top to the outside! (Oh!) Bigelow goes after Flair and now Bigelow picks Flair up and rams him back first into the ring apron. Bigelow grabs Flair and now tosses him hard into the guardrail and Flair hits hard and falls to his knees holding his back in pain. Bigelow clubs the back of Flair and now slides him back in the ring. Bigelow climbs inside and stomps Flair a few times and picks him up but Flair starts fighting back and nails him with a couple of punches. Flair shoots Bigelow to the ropes but Bigelow reverses. Flair bounces off and ducks a clothesline from Bigelow and now Flair starts kicking Bigelow in the leg! Flair stomps Bigelow a few times and now shoots him off. Bigelow bounces off and goes for a dropkick but Bigelow holds onto the ropes and Flair hits the canvas hard! Bigelow stomps Flair a few times and now picks him up and shoots him to the ropes. Flair bounces off and kicks a ducking Bigelow in the face! (Cheers!) Bigelow staggers and now Flair picks him up and hits a scoop slam! Flair measures Bigelow up and hits the ropes, and connects with a big knee drop! (Cheers!) Flair covers, 1…2… Bigelow kicks out! Flair picks Bigelow up but Bigelow rakes him in the eyes! Flair stumbles around and now Bigelow picks Flair up and locks in a bear hug!

    Tony Schiavone: And the bear hug is applied! He’s trying to suck the life out of Ric Flair!

    Mike Tenay: And he’s got the body just to do it but Flair is trying to hold on!

    Bigelow tightens the hold but Flair starts fighting back and rakes the eyes of Bigelow! Bigelow drops Flair and now Flair starts chopping Bigelow. Flair shoots Bigelow to the ropes but Bigelow reverses and sends Flair. Flair bounces off but holds onto the ropes. Bigelow charges in but Flair ducks down and Bigelow goes over the top to the outside! (Cheers!) Flair slides out of the ring and now stomps Bigelow a few times. Flair picks Bigelow up and takes him to the turnbuckle and goes to pound his head against the steel post but Bigelow counters and tosses Flair head first into the steel! (Oh!) Flair topples to the floor and now Bigelow just starts to stalk and antagonize Flair and the fans at ringside. The referee is at 5 with the 10 count and now Bigelow picks Flair up but Flair gives him a knee to the gut, AND HITS A DDT ON THE OUTSIDE! (Cheers!) Flair and Bigelow are both down but now Flair starts moving. The ref is up to the count of 8 as Flair gets to his feet and slides inside the ring. Flair back in the ring as the referee counts to nine and then ten!
    Winner: Ric Flair via Count Out

    Tony Schiavone: FLAIR WINS BY COUNT OUT! HE WINS BY COUNT OUT!

    Mike Tenay: Bigelow got NAILED by that DDT and the ‘Nature Boy’ escapes the ‘Beast From The East!’

    Tony Schiavone: We’re out of time fans, JOIN US THIS THURSDAY NIGHT ON THUNDER! For Mike Tenay I’m Tony Schiavone, WE’LL SEE YOU THURSDAY!


    (The camera fades with Ric Flair holding up the World Heavyweight Title and talking trash to Shane Douglas)

    (FADE TO WCW COPYRIGHT)

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    Re: World Championship Wrestling 2001 and Beyond

    Alright guys, theres the last couple of results thus far, I'll start working on Thunder now. I'll be tweaking around the layout and format a bit so its more of an easier read so be patient with me while I figure out what looks best. Cheers.

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    Re: World Championship Wrestling 2001 and Beyond

    RHYNO'S REVIEW


    THINGS I LIKE / THINK YOU SHOULD KEEP

    1.) The prestige you are bringing back to the WCW World Heavyweight title. I think a lot of us forget how worthless that title was at the end. It had been so devalued that it would take time to get it where it was in its hey-day. Adding Flair into the mix would be a good nod to it's past, but also keeps it focussed on the future with Booker T. People would flip for a Douglas vs. Flair feud with the heat between those two and The Franchise has proven he can run with the ball as a heel champion in ECW. All in all, this feud equal a lot of win and would be exciting.

    2.) You are taking mid-card and "filler" feuds and adding emtional impact to them. Having Dusty Rhodes get hospitalized adds a lot to a boring feud between The Steiners and Dustin. Hacksaw's retirement has added fule to his contest with Lance Storm and made Haas and Benjamin's debut mean more. You tag division has some meaning despiet having multiple teams all wanting to be the big dogs. Great bookers find ways to get fans invested on every match on the card and not just throw out filler to occupy spaces. Keep it up man.

    3.) The Hardcore divison. I don't know if you remeber, but WCW's hardcore title divison was a joke. Hardcore Hak was horrible and really destroyed any credibility it had. Screaming Norman, hardcore matches that featured nothing remotely dangerous, etc...... Having Tommy Dreamer adds something to it. Stevie Ray will never be considered a "great", but this lower card program has some juice and makes me interested. When you can do that with Stevie Ray and Tommy Dreamer, you are on to something.


    THINGS I DIDN'T ENJOY AS MUCH / UNDERSTAND

    1.) Graphics like this:

    Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Ric Flair

    This feel really jammed together and isn't easy to read. I'd split them up a little more and play with the font. Presentation is a big part of the BTB's here and a lot of potential readers may be turned away by something as simple as how this looks. (Not that has ever stopped you from posting. )
    Take a look at Shade's layout. You two have a very similar writing style and layout. I think it may be a big help to you as you decide how you want to present this.

    2.) Having Bill Goldberg in a feud with the First Family isn't terrible, but I'm not sure you have done a good job of building them up as a serious threat to him. In many fan's minds, people like Malice/The Wall, Meng, Brian Knobbs and even Mike Awesome aren't on Goldberg's level. Having him run through them like you have isn't helping that. As a result, the feud is anti-climatic in many aspects. I think to make it work, Goldberg needs to be threatened. Without that, it is hard to get invested in the feud emotionally.

    3.) You've posted a lot in a very short time frame. Granted, you had a lot of ready made product available... but you may have been better served to give everyone a bite at a time. With as detailed as you write, many people will fall behind and give up before they even see how great this stuff is. (It is for me anyway.) I've found that posting a show every 7-9 days is plenty of time to give them time to read and comment. Quicker than that and responses drop off.



    All in all, work out the format & keep plugging away, brother. I'm really excited to be reading your work again. Welcome to the big leagues. Best advice I can give is give this some time and wait for the reviews to trickle in slowly. (Wouldn't hurt to throw a few out there if you get the time) You are giving folks a lot to read and they will need time to catch up; especially with your layout being sort of hard to muscle through at times. I think when you get that squared away, you will be golden here.


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    Re: World Championship Wrestling 2001 and Beyond

    Thursday, July 5th 2001



    (The camera fades inside the Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where fireworks start going off. The fans are cheering as the camera pans around the arena before finally stopping at the announcers table where Tony Schiavone and Mike Tenay are standing by)


    Tony Schiavone: WELCOME EVERYONE TO THE STABLER ARENA! WE ARE LIVE HERE IN BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA! I’m Tony Schiavone alongside with ‘Iron’ Mike Tenay. THIS is Thunder.

    Mike Tenay: And Tony we are just a few short weeks away from our next Pay Per View, Bash At The Beach. And it’s shaping up to be an exciting card.

    Tony Schiavone: Without question, Mike. And obviously the big match that everyone is talking about, obviously ‘The Franchise’ Shane Douglas taking on the World Heavyweight Champion, ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair.

    Mike Tenay: We saw on Nitro just a few nights ago Ric Flair taking on member of the Triple Threat, Bam Bam Bigelow in a winning effort. Bigelow was used by Douglas to soften up Ric Flair, we’re not sure how Ric Flair is feeling after Nitro, but we’ll be hearing from him later on tonight.

    Tony Schiavone: Also later on tonight we’ll be hearing from former World Heavyweight Champion, Booker T. And he, I’ve been told, has got a few words for Jeff Jarrett.

    Mike Tenay: Well it was on Nitro that we thought there would be a confrontation between the two in the ring. We were told that the contract was signed by Jarrett, and yes its true that Jarrett signed the contract. However, he put down a different name instead, that being Don Harris, which I’ve been told that Jarrett has hired the Harris Brothers as muscle so to speak in his quest to regain his so called ‘Chosen One’ status.

    Tony Schiavone: Well the muscle he used on Nitro didn’t do a very good job as it was Booker T who was victorious over Don Harris. But nevertheless we will hear from him tonight. Why don’t we go over some of what else is gonna happen later on this evening, Mike.

    Mike Tenay: Well in singles competition we’ve got Norman Smiley taking on Kanyon. 3 Count are here tonight as well, the new Cruiserweight Tag Team Champions. They apparently have got some words for the former champions, the Filthy Animals. The United States Title will be defended as Bill DeMott defends against Alex Wright. Just to name a few.

    [font=verdana] Tony Schiavone: Alright enough with the talking, LET’S GO TO THE RING for our first contest of the night. Take it away David Penzer!

    (The camera fades down to the ring)


    (“Rebel Yell” by Billy Idol starts up and the fans cheer as Joey Matthews walks out on stage and starts jumping up and down getting the fans pumped up before heading down the aisle)


    David Penzer: This contest is set for one fall with a 15 minute time limit. Introducing first, from Fairfax, Virginia… JOEEEEEEY MATTHEWS!

    (Matthews slides inside the ring and then climbs up the turnbuckle and raises his arms in the air as the music fades)


    ~BACK IN BLACK!~


    (“Back In Black” by AC/DC starts up and the fans boo as Chris Candido and Tammy Sytch walk out on stage. Candido throws up the ‘Triple Threat’ sign as does Tammy before heading down the aisle)


    David Penzer: His opponent… Being accompanied to the ring by Tammy Sytch… From Spring Lake, New Jersey… He is a member of the Triple Threat… CHRIS CAAAAANDIDO!

    (Tammy talks trash to a few fans at ringside as Candido jumps on the apron and struts for a second before climbing in the ring. Candido throws up the ‘Triple Threat’ sign once more as the music fades)


    Joe Matthews vs. Chris Candido


    The bell rings and Candido and Matthews lock up and Candido quickly goes behind Matthews and takes him down to the mat and locks in a front face lock. Candido tightens the hold but now Matthews squirms out of it and locks Candido in a hammerlock. Candido gets to his feet and elbows Matthews a few times to break out. Candido hits the ropes and takes Matthews down with a shoulder tackle. Candido hits the ropes, leaps over Matthews and hits the ropes, leap frog from Matthews as Candido hits the ropes again. Matthews goes for a hip toss but Candido reverses and goes for a hip toss but Matthews blocks it and hits a swinging neckbreaker on Candido! (Cheers!) Matthews tries going for the cover but Candido rolls out of the ring and shakes off the cobwebs. Matthews goes over to the rope and slings himself over the top but Candido moves but Matthews lands on the apron! Candido turns around and Matthews front flips off the apron and nails Candido! (Cheers!) Matthews gets to his feet and gets the crowd pumped. Matthews picks Candido up and slides him in the ring. Matthews climbs up on the apron and now starts ascending the turnbuckle. Matthews perches himself up as Candido turns around, MISSILE DROPKICK MISSES! (Oh!) Candido quickly rolls up Matthews in a pin, 1…2, Matthews kicks out.

    Tony Schiavone: Joey Matthews had everything going his way so far but that mistake cost him!

    Mike Tenay: Yeah the veteran experience of Candido certainly plays a big factor and gives him an edge over Matthews here tonight.

    Candido picks Matthews up and chops him a few times and shoots him to the corner. Candido runs up but catches a boot by Matthews! Candido stumbles out of the corner and now Matthews runs up and hits a tilt-a-whirl headscissors! Matthews gets to his feet and starts stalking Candido. Suddenly Tammy Sytch jumps on the apron and starts the distraction. Matthews walks over and the two start talking trash to one another allowing Candido to run up behind and club Matthews in the back! Candido runs Matthews head first into the turnbuckle and now starts stomping him. Candido starts choking him out with his boot and now the ref pulls him apart. Candido picks Matthews up and takes him out of the corner and hits a scoop slam. Candido points to the top and now starts climbing up the turnbuckle. Candido perches himself up but Matthews gets up and quickly runs up and crotches Candido! (Cheers!) Matthews climbs up the turnbuckle with Candido but Tammy Sytch once again gets on the apron and distracts the ref! Matthews goes for a superplex but Candido blocks it, LOW BLOW! (Oh!) Matthews doubles over and now Candido sets Matthews up, ‘BLONDE BOMBSHELL’ (Powerbomb Off Top) ON MATTHEWS! (Oh!) Candido with the cover, 1…2…3!
    Winner: Chris Candido via ‘Blonde Bombshell’


    Tony Schiavone: And WHAT a move by Chris Candido and like it or not, he picks up the victory tonight.

    Mike Tenay: And wait a second Tony, look at this…

    (The camera pans down to the entrance ramp and you can see Tommy Dreamer and Terry Funk making their way to the ring)


    In Ring Segment


    (Funk and Dreamer head down and climb inside the ring and Terry Funk grabs a microphone)


    Tony Schiavone: Well it looks like the Funker is gonna speak…

    Terry Funk: So… Two wannabe hardcore hillbillies want to come into WCW, and go after the guy that put the word hardcore in the dictionary….

    (The fans cheer as Tommy Dreamer nods)


    Terry Funk: Two wannabe hardcore hillbillies want to come into WCW, and go after the guy that I consider not just a friend, but like a son to me… Who happens to have more hardcore in his damn pinky than those two have in their entire bodies…

    (Tommy Dreamer smiles and holds up his pinky as the fans cheer)


    Terry Funk: You know something… I may be a senile old fool. I can’t do a lot of things like I used to. But one thing that I can still do is kick somebody’s ass…So hillbilly’s, if you’re in the back, then come on down here, and lets finish what was started on Nitro…

    Tony Schiavone: Obviously they’re talking about Bob ‘Hardcore’ Holly and his cousin Crash… They were victorious against them the other night on Nitro…

    (Suddenly Bob Holly and Crash walk out and start walking down the aisle. From inside the ring, Dreamer and Funk quickly go to the outside and rush up to the Holly Cousins and start brawling!)


    Tony Schiavone: AND HERE WE GO!

    Mike Tenay: Well I don’t think neither team really cares about having a match, they just want to fight each other!

    Tony Schiavone: YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!

    (The Holly’s and both Funk and Dreamer continue to brawl but suddenly refs and security rush in and try to break them up, much to the dismay of the fans)


    Tony Schiavone: And while we try to get some order here, we’ve gotta take a commercial break, WE’LL BE BACK!


    (COMMERCIAL)


    (The camera fades back inside the arena)


    Tony Schiavone: Welcome back fans. Well recently on Nitro. The Filthy Animals defended their Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles in a losing effort against 3 Count. 3 Count are the new champions, and have requested time here tonight to address that win… So we’ll take you down to the ring, as we await the arrival of the new Cruiserweight Tag Team Champjons…

    In Ring Segment


    ~EVERYBODY 3 COUNT, ONE… TWO… THREEEEE!~


    (“Dance With 3 Count” starts up and the fans boo as Evan Karagias and Shannon Moore walk out both carrying the Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles. 3 Count head down to the ring and climb inside, the fans continuously booing them. After a few seconds, the music fades as Evan Karagias grabs a microphone)


    Evan Karagias: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! Especially the ladies… And to all, of our teenie boppers here tonight and out in there in TV land… What you’re looking at here and now, are the NEW Cruiserweight Tag Team Champions…

    (The fans boo as 3 Count high five each other)


    Evan Karagias: It’s been a long road. But we’ve FINALLY got gold around our waist… Now how do you like that? We’ve gotten ourselves a gold record… And NOW we’ve got gold around our waists. And DAMN it feels good!

    (The fans continue to boo as Karagias hands the microphone to Moore)


    Shannon Moore: Now we’re not gonna talk about beating the Filthy Animals… We’re not gonna talk about how we embarrassed them a few nights ago… We’re not gonna talk about any of that because they no longer matter. What matters is me and Evan, we’re the champions now. And we’ve asked for this time here tonight. Because WE’VE GOT A SURPRISE FOR EACH OF YOU FANS HERE TONIGHT!

    (Moore hands the microphone back to Karagias)


    Evan Karagias: That’s right. Now, a while back, we debuted our hit gold record song… We brought out the gold record and we sang in this ring… TONIGHT, myself and Shannon are PROUD to bring to you people here tonight OUR BRAND NEW SONG!

    Mike Tenay: Oh no.

    Evan Karagias: Now, you might already have heard it. The song is called ‘We Are The Champions.’ And it was sung by the band Queen. So yeah, it’s already been sung. And it’s a number one hit song. And we’re pretty sure that others have sang it. But QUEEN were not Cruiserweight Tag Team Champions…And frankly, Shannon and I sang it the other day in the studio and compared OUR song to theirs… And if Queen were still around and challenged us to a sing off… Well, we would ROCK THEM! Hahaha.

    Tony Schiavone: Wonder how long it took them to come up with that knee slapper.

    Shannon Moore: So ladies and gentlemen… Please sit back, and enjoy the show. You all paid good money tonight to see your new Cruiserweight Tag Team Champions… So this is our way of saying thank you. So please keep it down a bit, while we bring to you, OUR NEW HIT SONG!

    (The fans start doing a ‘Please Don’t Sing’ chant while 3 Count prepare themselves in the ring but suddenly the fans start cheering as the Filthy Animals charge down the aisle! Rey Mysterio, Billy Kidman, and Konnan slide in the ring and 3 Count quickly get out of the ring and start heading up the entrance ramp)


    Tony Schiavone: THANK GOODNESS FOR THE FILTHY ANIMALS!

    Mike Tenay: Tony, that was too close for comfort. Honestly I’d rather go through an afternoon of torture than here those two sing anything.

    Tony Schiavone: You ain’t kidding. Well thank you Filthy Animals for stopping what was about to go down. No question the Animals and 3 Count will be meeting each other again in the near future. Right now stay tuned for more action on Thunder, WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK!


    (COMMERCIAL)


    (The camera fades back inside the arena where Kanyon is walking down the aisle)


    Tony Schiavone: We’re back fans and as you can see Kanyon is making his way to the ring about to square off with Norman Smiley.

    Mike Tenay: Kanyon recently returning to WCW after being away for a brief period. He’s gotten in some shape, but he’s still got the same old attitude. Let’s see what he does against Smiley here tonight.

    Norman Smiley vs. Kanyon


    The bell rings and both Smiley and Kanyon stare each other down before locking up. Smiley locks on an arm ringer and continues applying pressure to the arm. Kanyon quickly nails Smiley with a few punches to break the hold and now Kanyon hits the ropes but Smiley catches him with a dropkick! Smiley covers but only gets a one count but quickly locks on an armbar. Smiley applies pressure but Kanyon starts getting to his feet. Kanyon backs Smiley against the ropes and shoots him off. Smiley bounces off the ropes and goes behind Kanyon and wraps him up and pushes him into the ropes. Kanyon pushes him off and Smiley rolls to his feet. Kanyon turns around and Smiley picks him up and hits a spinning body slam! (Cheers!) Smiley covers, 1…2, Kanyon kicks out. Smiley picks him up and nails Kanyon with a few right hands and shoots him to the ropes. Kanyon bounces off and ducks under a clothesline and wraps up Smiley, and hits a Russian legsweep! Kanyon gets to his feet and starts stomping Smiley viciously and now drops down and starts punching him repeatedly until the ref breaks him off.

    Tony Schiavone: And Kanyon unmercifully abusing Smiley on the mat. Say what you want about how his attitude hasn’t changed but his in ring presence and style has taken a change.

    Mike Tenay: Absolutely. He’s a lot more aggressive. Stays on his target. Rarely ever showboats anymore.

    Kanyon picks Smiley up and punches him a few times and takes him to the corner and slams his head against the buckle. Kanyon stomps him a few times and now picks him up and drapes him across the top. Kanyon climbs up and wraps Smiley up and hits a super samoan drop! (Oh!) Kanyon covers, 1…2… Smiley gets the shoulder up. Kanyon gets to his feet and starts stalking him. Smiley gets to his feet and Kanyon goes for the ‘Kanyon Cutter’ but Smiley counters out of it and hits a back suplex! Kanyon gets up and holds his back in pain and Smiley nails him with a reverse atomic drop! Kanyon bends down in pain and Smiley looks on at the fans who cheer, and Smiley hits the ‘Big Wiggle!’ (Cheers!) Kanyon breaks away from Smiley and goes to the outside. Kanyon starts talking trash with some of the fans and now starts climbing back on the apron as Smiley walks up towards him and Kanyon grabs him and DROPS HIM ON THE TOP ROPE! (Boos!) Smiley holds his throat in pain as he gets back to his feet. Kanyon comes up behind and turns him around, ‘FLATLINER’ (Leg Hook Reverse STO) ON SMILEY! (Oh!) Kanyon covers, 1…2…3!
    Winner: Kanyon via ‘Flatliner’


    Tony Schiavone: And Kanyon picks up that questionable victory after deliberately dropping Norman Smiley throat first across the top rope.

    Mike Tenay: So dangerous but yet it was effective, your winner, Kanyon.

    Tony Schiavone: Don’t go anywhere fans we’ll be right back.


    (COMMERCIAL)


    (The camera fades back inside the arena)


    Tony Schiavone: Alright fans welcome back right now let’s take you to ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund standing in the ring. Take it away, Gene.

    In Ring Segment


    (The camera fades down to the ring)


    Gene Okerlund: Thank, Tony and Mike. Ladies and gentlemen. Would you please welcome my guest at this time… THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION! THE ‘NATURE BOY!’ RIIIIIC FLAIR!

    ~WOOOOOOOOO!~


    (“Dawn” starts up and the fans cheer as Ric Flair walks out on stage dressed in a 3 piece suit carrying the World Heavyweight Championship around his shoulder. Fireworks start going off as Flair heads down the ramp, letting out a signature ‘Wooo!’ as the fans cheer him on. Flair climbs inside the ring and struts for a second before walking up to Gene Okerlund and shaking his hand as the music fades)


    Gene Okerlund: ‘Nature Boy’ we are just a few short weeks away from Bash At The Beach. Where you will put up that World Heavyweight Championship, against the ‘Franchise’ Shane Douglas…

    (Flair looks on for a moment and smiles as the fans cheer)


    Ric Flair: ‘MEEEEEEEEAN!’ WOOOOOOOO! BY GOD GENE! WHAT THE HELL IS GOIN ON TONIGHT!

    (The fans cheer)


    Ric Flair: For the last couple of months… Shane Douglas… The ‘Franchise’ has been running his mouth. Claiming that he’s gonna be the next World Heavyweight Champion, and that he’s gonna do it at Bash At The Beach. The problem with that, is he’s gotta beat me to be the champ… And if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand, and if I’ve said it a thousand, I’ve said it a million times… TO BE THE MAN! WOOOO! YOU GOTTA BEAT THE MAN! DOUGLAS! YOU AINT THE MAN! I’M THE MAN! Because take a look at what I’ve got on right now.

    (Flair spins around)


    Ric Flair: SIX THOUSAND DOLLAR SUIT! *Holds His Hand Out* THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLAR ROLEX WATCH! And I’ve got three more at the house in the prestigious part of Charlotte, North Carolina. Woooo! *Points To His Shoes* FIVE HUNDRED DOLLAR SHOES! I’ve got two more pairs at my beach house. CUSTOM MADE, from HEAD to TOE! Shane Douglas, you’re still wearing the same shirt you were wearing since you started in this company.

    (Flair laughs and then takes a look at the World Title)


    Ric Flair: Now if the clothes didn’t matter… *Holds Up The World Title* THIS DOES! When ya got the 16 pounds of gold… THIS MAKES YOU THE MAN! And I’ve been the man for SEVEN-TEEN-TIMES-WOOOOOOOO!

    (Flair drapes the belt over Okerlunds shoulder and now hits the ropes and struts in the center of the ring)


    Ric Flair: ‘Mean’ Gene… Shane Douglas… He can call himself the ‘Franchise.’ He ain’t no ‘Nature Boy.’ *Smiling* DOUGLAS! A few nights ago on Nitro… You wanted your big man Bam Bam to soften me up. I tell ya what, I’m still standing. I’m hurting. But I’m still standing. If you wanna throw that blonde bimbo at me, AND HER MAN CHRIS CANDIDO! *Laughs* If you wanna throw them at me, I’ll beat Candido, and I’ll take that blonde bimbo and let her take a ride, WOOOOO, on Space Mountain!

    (The fans cheer)


    Ric Flair: Shane Douglas… In just a few weeks, you and I are gonna get in this ring one more time. *Holds Up The World Title* And it’s for this. You have no idea what it’s like to hold this belt. You have no idea what it’s like to be THE MAN! I’ve done it 17 times. There is no doubt in my mind that maybe, just maybe, one day you’ll get to hold it. Maybe ONE DAY you’ll become the World Champion, but at Bash At The Beach, it’s not gonna happen. What’s gonna happen. Is I’m gonna walk that aisle… Step into this ring… And I’m gonna give you the biggest 60 minutes of your life. You can forget what you’ve been through in the past. Forget about any other title you’ve held. *Holds Up The World Title* This is what it’s all about. This belt represents wrestling. This belt is the reason anybody wants to get in this business. For 17 times, I’ve gone up against the biggest, and the best. Going against you Douglas… It’s gonna be a walk in the park AND JUST ANOTHER NIGHT, for the World Heavyweight Champion… WOOOOO!

    Gene Okerlund: THANK YOU, ‘NATURE BOY!’ Don’t go away fans, we’ll be right back. Stick around!

    (The camera fades as Ric Flair struts around the ring for a moment)



    (COMMERCIAL)


    (The camera fades back inside the arena where you see Sonny Oono, Yuji Nagata, and Chavo Guerrero Jr. making their way down to the ring)


    Tony Schiavone: Welcome back fans, and this isn’t on any of our format sheets, but Chavo Guerrero Jr. the Cruiserweight Champion is making his way out here with his new bodyguard so to speak, Yuji Nagata… I don’t know what’s going on, but let’s just see where this is going…

    In Ring Segment


    (Chavo, Nagata, and Oono climb inside the ring and Chavo grabs a microphone. Chavo wipes off the Cruiserweight Title as the music fades)


    Chavo Guerrero: I’m sure that each and every single one of you people here tonight understand that I am the WCW Cruiserweight Champion… I mean honestly if you can’t tell by the belt around my shoulder, then you’re either blind… Or you’re just stupid.

    (The fans boo as Oono smiles and starts clapping for Chavo)


    Chavo Guerrero: Now. I know that under WCW guidelines. I’m required to defend this belt against the number one contender, whoever that might be. But you see, I’m a respectful champion. And I’m a generous champion… Meaning that I will give ANYBODY a shot at my belt whether you’re the number one contender or not. But, in order for you to get to me. You have to go through Nagata first.

    (Nagata stares into the camera with a stern look on his face as Oono pats him on the shoulder)


    Chavo Guerrero: So. This is an open challenge to ANYBODY backstage that wants to face me for my belt… Come on down. And if you can beat Nagata, then you too can get a shot at the greatest Cruiserweight Champion in the world today.

    (The fans boo as Guerrero looks on at the entrance ramp. Suddenly “Satans Sister” hits and the fans cheer as Blitzkrieg starts walking down the entrance ramp)


    Tony Schiavone: Well here’s a young man that can definitely be seen as a great cruiserweight.

    Mike Tenay: Blitzkrieg, the young 25 year old. Very little was known on his debut here in WCW. But after research, in 1999 he had retired but decided to come back after a brief hiatus just stating that he missed the sport, and he wants to be remembered as one of the best in this sport.

    Tony Schiavone: Well he’s got an opportunity tonight. He’s gotta beat Nagata in order to get to Chavo Guerrero.

    (Blitzkrieg jumps inside the ring and starts getting ready as the music fades)


    Yuji Nagata vs. Blitzkrieg


    The bell rings and now Nagata starts advancing towards Blitzkrieg but Blitzkrieg rolls around on the mat to get away from him. Nagata goes to grapple him up but Blitzkrieg ducks underneath and starts kicking Nagata in the thighs. Blitzkrieg nails Nagata with a couple big chops and now shoots him to the ropes but Nagata reverses. Blitzkrieg bounces off and slides underneath the legs of Nagata and comes back up and wraps him up from behind. Nagata runs into the ropes and pushes him off. Blitzkrieg rolls to his feet and runs up but Nagata lifts him up and over the top rope to the outside but Blitzkrieg lands on the apron! Nagata doesn’t notice Blitzkrieg and Blitzkrieg hits a springboard missile dropkick to the back of Nagata’s head! (Cheers!) Nagata slides out of the ring holding his head in pain and now Blitzkrieg hits the ropes and runs up, SOMERSAULT SENTON TO THE OUTSIDE ON NAGATA! (Cheers!) Blitzkrieg gets to his feet and gets the fans pumped but now Chavo Guerrero runs up but Blitzkrieg stares at him and Chavo starts backing off. Blitzkrieg picks Nagata up and rolls him in the ring. Blitzkrieg climbs inside and hits Nagata with a few kicks and chops and shoots him to the ropes. Nagata bounces off and kicks a ducking Blitzkrieg in the face! Blitzkrieg pops up and Nagata measures him up and hits a roundhouse kick to the head! (Oh!) Nagata makes the cover, 1…2, Blitzkrieg kicks out.

    Tony Schiavone: GOOD GOD what a kick that was. He almost took his head off!

    Mike Tenay: And now Nagata is on the offensive and that’s something Blitzkrieg didn’t want to happen but he made one mistake and now he’s gonna pay for it.

    Nagata stomps Blitzkrieg and now picks him up and chops him a few times into the corner. Nagata shoots him off and runs after him and Blitzkrieg grabs the top rope and slings himself over Nagata! Nagata runs around and Blitzkrieg hits a jumping spin kick that nails Nagata in the jaw! Blitzkrieg climbs up the turnbuckle and starts the 10 punch but Nagata runs out of the corner and plants Blitzkrieg with a reverse atomic drop! Blitzkrieg gets to his feet but Nagata snapmares him and kicks him hard in the back! (Oh!) Nagata sits him up and kicks him in the back again! Nagata picks Blitzkrieg up and wraps him up, EXPLODER! (Oh!) Nagata covers, 1…2, Blitzkrieg kicks out again. Chavo on the outside complains to the ref about a slow count and now Nagata locks in a chinlock on Blitzkrieg. Blitzkrieg starts fighting the hold and now gets to his feet and elbows Nagata a few times to break the hold. Blitzkrieg hits the ropes and comes back, Nagata lifts him up and Blitzkrieg catches him in a headscissors! (Cheers!) Nagata gets back up and turns around and Blitzkrieg runs up and hits him with an enziguri! Blitzkrieg gets up again and turns around, and hits a standing moonsault! Blitzkrieg with the cover, 1…2, Nagata kicks out.

    Tony Schiavone: And Blitzkrieg continuing to stay on top of Nagata as he found his opening. Good strategy on his part but Nagata is still fresh.

    Mike Tenay: Nagata without question has the weight advantage on Blitzkrieg. Blitzkrieg has the speed advantage and the aerial advantage as you saw with the headscissors, followed up with the enziguri and then hitting that standing moonsault. But none of those moves are enough to keep Nagata down. Blitzkrieg needs to try and hit some power moves from his arsenal if he wants to walk out with the win.

    Blitzkrieg stomps Nagata a few times and now picks him up and shoots him to the corner. Blitzkrieg runs up and nails a dropkick on Nagata in the corner! Nagata stumbles out of the corner and drops to the mat. Blitzkrieg points to the top rope and now starts climbing up but Sonny Oono jumps on the apron! Nagata drops down and goes after Oono but Oono drops off the apron. Nagata back on his feet as Blitzkrieg turns around and Nagata runs up and nails him with a knee to the gut! Nagata shoots Blitzkrieg off and Blitzkrieg bounces off the ropes and goes behind Nagata and rolls him up, 1…2, Nagata kicks out. Nagata gets to his feet but Blitzkrieg nails him with a few punches and shoots him to the ropes but Nagata reverses. Blitzkrieg bounces off and ducks down and flips on top of Nagata going for a hurricanrana BUT NAGATA CATCHES HIM! Nagata lifts him up AND HITS A SPIRAL BOMB! (Oh!) Nagata with the pin, 1…2…3 NO! Blitzkrieg kicks out at the last second! Oono signals Nagata and now Nagata picks up Blitzkrieg and nails him in the face with a backhand chop that rocks him. Nagata grabs Blitzkrieg and lifts him up, TWISTING BRAINBUSTER! Nagata with the cover, 1…2…3!
    Winner: Yuji Nagata via Twisting Brainbuster


    Tony Schiavone: Well give credit to Blitzkrieg he held out for as long as he could. He fought for as long as he could. But the bodyguard of Chavo Guerrero keeps the Cruiserweight Title safe at this point.

    Mike Tenay: Somebody’s gonna have to step up and take out Nagata.

    Tony Schiavone: Well there’s plenty of cruiserweights, the question is just who’s gonna be able to take out Nagata to get to Chavo?

    Mike Tenay: Well it could be anybody. But you’re right, Tony. Right now Nagata is keeping the title safe. But safe for how long?

    Tony Schiavone: Right now let’s take you to ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund standing backstage with Booker T!

    Backstage


    (The camera fades backstage where you see ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund standing beside Booker T)


    Gene Okerlund: Thanks Tony and Mike. Booker T it was just a few nights ago that everybody had the assumption that you and Jeff Jarrett would meet for a match on Nitro. Jeff Jarrett signed the contract to meet you, but he signed a different name, that being Don Harris. You overcame the odds of the big man Don Harris after some interference from his twin brother Ron which brings us to tonight.

    Booker T: Yea and it’s just like Jeff Jarrett to pull somethin like that with what he did on Nitro. Last week he came out and got me from behind. He cast the first stone so to speak. And just when ya think that we bout to get it on like neck bone on Nitro, he tucked his head between his legs and got his boys the Harris Brothers as back up. But that’s aight. Cuz I showed Jarrett that no matter what the odds are, Booker T still gon come out on top. May not be all the time, but this time it was. So far as tonight goes… Jeff Jarrett I know you here tonight. I know you got your boys wit you. Tell you what dog. Since I now you ain’t bout to get in the ring with me one on one just yet. How bout you and your boys get in the ring, with me, and two of my boys, right here, TONIGHT!

    Gene Okerlund: Whoa, was not expecting that but it certainly sounds like an idea to me. Just who are your partners going to be?

    Booker T: *Smiling* ‘Mean’ Gene I’m glad you asked cuz my partners are here right now, come on in here guys.

    (Suddenly Diamond Dallas Page and Sting walk into view)


    Gene Okerlund: *Gasps* Well look at this, Diamond Dallas Page, Sting, certainly both of you no strangers to Jeff Jarrett.

    DDP: Oh yeah, Jeff Jarrett the so called ‘Chosen One’ yeah me and the Stinger, and the Booker man aren’t any strangers to Jeff Jarrett and he sure as hell isn’t a stranger to us. You know Gene me and old Jarrett still got a little problem to settle. And I know Sting still has a problem he’d like to settle with Jarrett. SO SINCE Jarrett’s got a little problem with Booker T, I think it’s fair to say that tonight some problems are gonna get settled.

    Gene Okerlund: Sting.

    Sting: IT’S LIKE DDP SAID! WE’VE ALLLLLLLLLL got a problem with Jarrett. And NOTHING will make me happier than to get in the ring with these two tonight and SETTLE THINGS! JARRETT! IF YA GOT THE GUTS! YOU BRING YOUR BUDDIES TO THE RING TONIGHT!

    Booker T: Now… CAN YOU DIG THAT!?

    (Booker T, DDP and Sting walk off together)


    Gene Okerlund: The challenge was made, let’s see if it gets answered, stay tuned fans!


    (COMMERCIAL)


    (The camera fades back inside the arena where Alex Wright is in the ring dancing as the fans boo him on)


    Tony Schiavone: Welcome back fans and we’re just about set for our next match with Alex Wright challenging for the United States Title, let’s take you to David Penzer!

    (The camera fades down to the ring)



    ~NO LAUGHING MATTER!~


    (“No Laughing Matter” starts up and the fans cheer as Bill DeMott walks out on stage and starts heading down the aisle carrying the US Title around his shoulder)


    David Penzer: His opponent… From Trenton, New Jersey… The WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION! BILLLLLLLLL DEMOTT!

    (DeMott heads down the aisle and climbs inside the ring. DeMott climbs up the turnbuckle and points to the fans while holding up the US Title as the music fades)



    United States Championship

    Alex Wright vs. Bill DeMott ©


    The bell rings and DeMott and Wright circle up. DeMott and Wright lock up and struggle for a second and get a clean break. Wright puts his hands up at DeMott for him to wait a second and now Wright starts dancing. (Boos!) Wright holds his arms out and acts cocky and DeMott walks up and slaps him in the face! (Cheers!) Wright goes for a punch but DeMott blocks it and starts punching away at Wright. DeMott shoots Wright to the ropes and Wright bounces off and ducks a clothesline. DeMott turns around and Wright locks in a headlock. DeMott backs him against the ropes and shoots him off. Wright bounces off and connects with DeMott but DeMott doesn’t go down. Wright hits the ropes again and hits a shoulder tackle on DeMott but DeMott still stands tall and tells Wright to ‘Come On!’ Wright goes to run the ropes again but tricks him and goes for a right hand but DeMott blocks it and levels Wright with a right hand of his own! Wright gets to his feet and gets taken down by a clothesline! Wright gets to his feet again and DeMott lifts him up and scoop slams him and makes a cover, 1… Wright kicks out and quickly rolls out of the ring. DeMott tries going after him but the ref backs him up. Wright talks trash to the fans at ringside for a moment and now gets on the apron. Wright continues to talk smack to the fans but now DeMott grabs the ropes and brings him in the hard way! (Cheers!) Wright gets to his feet and DeMott shoot him to the ropes. Wright bounces off and DeMott hits a powerslam! (Cheers!) DeMott covers, 1…2, Wright kicks out.

    Tony Schiavone: And Bill DeMott is all about business here tonight!

    Mike Tenay: Certainly over the last couple of months we’ve seen a completely different side of the man formally known as Hugh Morris and formally known as Captain Rection. He’s completely given up on his old personas. He goes by his actual name. And you’re right, Tony. Bill DeMott is all about business. No gimmicks.

    Tony Schiavone: I like that. And certainly we like seeing it from DeMott as he continues to manhandle Alex Wright.

    DeMott picks up Wright and takes him to the corner and nails him with a big chop. And another, and another! DeMott shoots him to the far side and Wright hits hard. DeMott runs up but Wright nails him with a boot to the face. DeMott stumbles out of the corner and Wright leaps on the turnbuckle and leaps off with a turning crossbody and covers, 1…2, DeMott kicks out. Wright gets to his feet and stomps DeMott on the mat a few times and now drops down and starts choking him until the ref breaks him off. Wright continues to stomp DeMott and now starts dancing again. (Boos!) Wright picks DeMott up and DeMott starts fighting back with a few right hands and now hits the ropes but Wright runs up and nails him with a knee to the gut. DeMott stumbles on the mat and now Wright runs up and hits an Oklahoma roll, 1…2, DeMott kicks out. Wright questions the count and now goes back on the attack. Wright picks DeMott up and DeMott nails him with a jawbreaker! Wright stumbles around in pain and now DeMott nails him with a few right hands and shoots him to the ropes but Wright goes under his arm and kicks him in the gut. Wright wraps him up and pushes him hard into the corner. Wright picks up DeMott and sits him on the corner. Wright climbs up and grabs DeMott, SUPERPLEX! Wright makes the cover, 1…2… DeMott kicks out!

    Tony Schiavone: WE ALMOST HAD A NEW CHAMPION BUT DEMOTT IS STILL IN THIS!

    Wright picks DeMott up and chops him a few times and sends him to the ropes. DeMott bounces off and goes for a kick to a ducking Wright but Wright catches him. Wright smiles and shakes his head and now spins him around and goes for a clothesline but DeMott ducks it! Wright turns around and DeMott nails him with a few right hands and now sets him up for a body slam but Wright squirms out of it and goes behind DeMott and goes for the ‘German Suplex’ but DeMott blocks it and goes behind Wright and rolls him up, 1…2, Wright kicks out. DeMott and Wright get to their feet and Wright quickly rakes DeMott in the eyes! DeMott staggers around and now Wright rolls him up, 1…2, DeMott kicks out! DeMott gets to his feet but Wright nails him with a clothesline. Wright showboats a bit as the fans boo him and now picks DeMott up slowly. Wright sets him up for the ‘Hangman’s Neckbreaker’ but DeMott squirms out of it! Wright turns around and DeMott kicks him in the gut, lifts him up, POWERBOMB! (Oh!) DeMott holds on and lifts Wright up again, AND GIVES HIM ANOTHER POWERBOMB! DeMott points to the turnbuckle and the fans cheer as he starts climbing up. ‘NO LAUGHING MATTER’ (Moonsault) CONNECTS! 1…2…3!
    Winner and STILL US Champion: Bill DeMott via ‘No Laughing Matter


    Tony Schiavone: WHAT A MATCH! AND WHAT A WIN FOR THE REIGNING UNITED STATES CHAMPION!

    Mike Tenay: The never say die attitude has been working with Bill DeMott over the last couple months. It certainly worked for him tonight. Great title defense.

    Tony Schiavone: And fans we’ll be right back for our Main Event. Let’s see if Jeff Jarrett will respond to the challenge!


    (COMMERCIAL)


    (The camera fades back inside the arena)


    Tony Schiavone: Welcome back fans. Earlier, Booker T issued a challenge to Jeff Jarrett and the Harris Brothers. The challenge would be for Jarrett and the Harris Brothers to face himself, Sting and Diamond Dallas Page. I have been told that Jeff Jarrett HAS accepted the challenge. So without further adieu, let’s take you to David Penzer!

    (The camera fades down to the ring)


    ~THE CHOSEN ONE!~


    (“Cowboy (Instrumental)” by Kid Rock starts up and the fans boo as Jeff Jarrett walks out on stage carrying his trusty guitar with the Harris Brothers right behind him)


    David Penzer: Ladies and gentlemen THIS is your MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING! And it is set for one fall with a 30 minute time limit. Introducing first… From Nashville, Tennessee, Ron and Don, THE HARRIS BROTHERS! And their tag team partner, also from Nashville, Tennessee… The ‘Chosen One’ JEFFFFF JARRRRRRETT!

    (Jarrett and the Harris Brothers head down the aisle with Jarrett talking smack to a few of the fans at ringside. Jarrett and the Harris Brothers climb inside the ring and Jarrett goes over to the ropes and climbs on the bottom and second rope holding his guitar in the air as the music fades)


    ~DON’T HATE THE PLAYA…. HATE THE GAME!~


    (“Rap Sheet” starts up and the fans cheer as Booker T walks out on stage with Sting and Diamond Dallas Page following behind him. Sting lets out his signature scream and DDP throws up the ‘Diamond Cutter’ taunt while Booker T throws his arms in the air as fire shoots out from the entrance ramp)


    David Penzer: Their opponents… First from Venice Beach, California… THIS ISSSSS STIIIIIIIING! His tag team partner… From the Jersey Shore… DIAMOND DALLAS PAAAAAAAAGE! And their tag team partner from 110th Street in Harlem, New York… BOOKERRRRRR T!

    (Booker T, DDP, and Sting make their way down the aisle as the Harris Brothers and Jarrett look on. All three climb inside the ring and already the Harris Brothers and Jarrett rush them and begin to brawl!)


    Main Event

    Jeff Jarrett/Harris Brothers vs. Sting/DDP/Booker T


    All 6 men start brawling inside the ring, eventually the Harris Brothers, Sting and Booker T topple to the outside leaving Jarrett and DDP. Jarrett nails DDP with a few right hands and takes him to the corner and starts stomping him. DDP falls to the mat and Jarrett starts choking him with his boot. The ref breaks Jarrett off and now Jarrett goes back to DDP but DDP pops up and throws Jarrett in the corner and starts stomping and punching away at him! (Cheers!) DDP takes Jarrett to the ropes and chops him a few times and shoots him off. Jarrett bounces off the ropes but holds on and drops down and rolls to the outside. Jarrett walks around for a few seconds but now Sting grabs Jarrett and throws him back in the ring! Jarrett gets to his feet and looks at Sting and talks trash to him but now DDP turns him around and starts punching him! DDP nails him with a few right hands and shoots him to the ropes. Jarrett bounces off and DDP hits him with a back body drop! (Cheers!) DDP covers, 1…2, Jarrett kicks out. DDP picks Jarrett up and takes him to the corner and makes the tag to Booker T! Booker come in and starts working Jarrett over in the corner and now shoots him to the far side. Jarrett hits hard and Booker runs up but Jarrett nails him with an elbow! Jarrett runs up and misses a clothesline! Jarrett turns around and Booker grab him by the arm, twists him up and nails him with a hook kick! (Cheers!) Booker makes the cover, 1…2, Don Harris breaks the pin. Booker picks Jarrett up but Jarrett drops down and pushes Booker T in his corner and Ron Harris tags himself in and starts decking Booker T with right hands. Ron Harris gets in and nails Booker with a few stomps to the chest and now grabs him and gives him a big hip toss out of the corner! Booker slams hard but makes it to his corner and tags out to Sting.

    Tony Schiavone: And things were going the way they wanted early but the big man Ron Harris just overpowers Booker T out of the corner but Booker saw a way out and now makes the tag to the Stinger.

    Sting gets in and both he and Harris circle up and go to lock up but Sting ducks under him and now Ron turns around and Sting starts punching and chopping away at the big man. Sting backs him against the corner and now Sting continues to chop and kick away at him but Ron shoves him off. Sting comes back but Harris puts a boot up and catches him with a kick to the head. Sting staggers out of the corner and Ron Harris runs up and nails him with a clothesline! Harris covers, 1…2, Sting kicks out. Ron Harris picks Sting up and makes the tag to his brother. The Harris Brothers grab Sting and pick him up and nail a double suplex! Don Harris covers, 1…2, DDP makes the save. Don gets up and shoves DDP and now the ref starts to separate them and Jeff Jarrett comes in without making the tag and starts stomping Sting. Jarrett picks Sting up and nails him with a scoop slam. Jarrett showboats for a second and now hits the ropes and goes for an elbow but Sting moves! Jarrett hits hard and now gets to his feet and Sting nails him with a few right hands and shoots him to the ropes. Jarrett bounces off and Sting nails him with a punch to the gut! Jarrett doubles over and Sting bounces off the ropes and hits a big bulldog on Jarrett! (Cheers!) Sting with the cover, 1…2… Jarrett kicks out. Sting picks Jarrett up and takes him to the corner and tags out to DDP! DDP comes in and stomp Jarrett in the corner and now takes him to the ropes and shoots him off but Jarrett reverses. DDP bounces off the ropes but Ron Harris knees him in the back! DDP stumbles out of the ropes and Jarrett catches him and nails a swinging neckbreaker! Jarrett covers, 1…2, DDP gets the shoulder up!

    Tony Schiavone: And now the cheating tactics by Jarrett and the Harris Brothers continuing to play a factor in this match.

    Mike Tenay: Yeah, the blind tag and now the blatant knee to the back on DDP. I’m surprised the referee is even allowing this.

    Jarrett picks DDP up and nails him with a right hand that stumbles him to the ropes. Jarrett tags Ron Harris and now he and Jarrett shoot him to the rope. DDP bounces off and ducks a double clothesline attempt. DDP quickly runs up and nails Don Harris off the apron! DDP turns around and Jarrett runs up and DDP tosses him over the top to the outside! (Cheers!) DDP turns around but Ron Harris lifts him up and hits a big side slam! The cover, 1...2… Booker breaks the pin! Ron locks on an armbar on DDP and tightens the hold. DDP starts fighting back and gets to his feet and punches Ron Harris a few times but now Harris grabs him by the hair and shoves him to the mat! (Boos!) Ron picks him up and makes the tag to Don. The Harris Brothers shoot DDP to the ropes and the Harris Brothers duck down AND DDP GIVES THEM A DOUBLE DDT! (Cheers!) DDP and the Harris Brothers are both down and now DDP makes the tag to Booker T! (Cheers!) Booker comes in and nails Ron Harris with a clothesline! Don gets to his feet and Booker nails him with a couple chops and shoots him to the ropes but Don reverses. Booker bounces off and leaps up and nails a flying forearm that staggers Don Harris! Booker breakdances to his feet, ‘HARLEM SIDEKICK’ (Jumping Calf Kick) CONNECTS! Booker makes the cover, 1…2… JARRETT BREAKS THE PIN!

    Tony Schiavone: OH! BOOKER ALMOST WON THIS THING!

    Mike Tenay: Jeff Jarrett came out of nowhere, AND NOW WE’VE GOT ANOTHER BRAWL IN THE RING!

    All 6 men are in the ring once again. Sting takes Jarrett to the outside and goes after him. DDP and Ron Harris are fighting in the corner and now Ron tosses him through the ropes to the outside. Booker T positions Don Harris and now signals he’s going up top. Booker T starts climbing up the turnbuckle. On the outside Sting gets sent into the guardrail by Jeff Jarrett. Jarrett looks and sees Booker climbing up. Jarrett climbs up on the apron AND SHOVES BOOKER OFF THE TURNBUCKLE AND BOOKER HITS HARD! Sting grabs Jarrett and pulls him back down off the apron and starts brawling with him. Ron Harris goes for a ‘Big Boot’ on DDP who’s against the guardrail but DDP moves and Harris crotches himself! DDP dumps Ron Harris into the fans! Back in the ring Don Harris picks Booker up and Booker starts fighting back. He backs Don into the corner but Don Harris knees him in the gut. Don Harris sets Booker up and lifts him up for the ‘Powerbomb,’ DDP MAKES THE BLIND TAG AND THE REF SEES IT! Don Harris walks out of the corner and Booker T starts punching him! Booker squirms out of the ‘Powerbomb’ and drops to his feet and pushes Don Harris into DDP who turns him around, ‘DIAMOND CUTTER’ ON DON HARRIS! DDP COVERS, 1…2…3!
    Winners: DDP/Sting/Booker T via ‘Diamond Cutter’


    Tony Schiavone: THEY WIN IT! DDP HITS THE ‘DIAMOND CUTTER’ AND GETS THE WIN FOR HIMSELF, STING AND BOOKER T!

    Mike Tenay: AND JARRETT IS LIVID!

    (Jeff Jarrett starts trashing the Harris Brothers as Booker T, Sting and DDP celebrate inside the ring)


    Tony Schiavone: Oh what a night this was. There are your winners. Booker T, Sting and Diamond Dallas Page. A hard fought victory. They came in as a team, they won as a team. Tough luck Jarrett. Fans we’re out of time, for Mike Tenay, I’m Tony Schiavone, WE’LL SEE YOU ON NITRO! GOODNIGHT EVERYBODY!

    (FADE TO WCW LOGO)

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    Monday, July 8th 2001



    (The camera fades inside the Mid South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee where fireworks start going off above the ring. The camera pans around the arena for a few seconds before stopping at the announcers table where Tony Schiavone and Mike Tenay are standing by)


    Tony Schiavone: LIVE FROM THE MID SOUTH COLISEUM, THIS IS MONDAY NITRO! Hello fans I’m Tony Schiavone, alongside with ‘Iron’ Mike Tenay. And Mike, like always we’ve got a jam packed evening tonight.

    Mike Tenay: Absolutely, Tony. As always WCW brings you fans the best wrestling in the world every week. And tonight is going to be nothing short of spectacular.

    Tony Schiavone: Jam packed card tonight fans. Tonight you’re going to see Totally Buff taking on the Natural Born Thrillers. A feud that certainly has shown no signs of ending just yet.

    Mike Tenay: It was last week the Natural Born Thrillers were attacked backstage by Totally Buff after Liz sort of played the distracting role. They made it clear that if they wanted more to meet them here tonight. The Thrillers have responded, they will meet them in the ring tonight here on Nitro.

    Tony Schiavone: And also here tonight, another feud that has yet to end and probably won’t end in the near future. Rick Steiner and Dustin Rhodes will lock up tonight. And the winner of that match will get a shot at the United States Heavyweight Champion, Bill DeMott.

    Mike Tenay: Wow. And lets not forget Tony it was last week that Rhodes and Sting beat the Steiner Brothers. You can be sure that the Steiner Brothers are going to be wanting some payback…

    Tony Schiavone: If I can interrupt for a second here, Mike. The Steiner Brothers and payback always go hand in hand. But I am told that tonight, Scott Steiner and Midajah are BOTH barred from ringside.

    Mike Tenay: WOW! That means Rick Steiner is on his own!

    Tony Schiavone: That’s exactly what it means.

    Mike Tenay: Ha. Well let’s see what the ‘Dogface Gremlin’ can do on his own without the help of his brother ‘Big Poppa Pump.’ Personally I smell a title shot in the works for ‘The Natural’ Dustin Rhodes.

    Tony Schiavone: And what a great contest that would be between Dustin Rhodes and the United States Champion, Bill DeMott. And right now-

    ~PERFECT STRANGERS!~


    In Ring Segment


    (“Perfect Strangers” by Deep Purple starts up and the fans boo as Shane Douglas walks out on the entrance ramp)


    Tony Schiavone: Oh no. What does he want?

    Mike Tenay: My guess is he’s got something to say about our World Champion, Ric Flair.

    Tony Schiavone: Wouldn’t put it past him. The man is obsessed with this match coming up at Bash At The Beach. If he’s not obsessed with the match alone he’s obsessed with winning the World Heavyweight Title.

    (Douglas flashes the ‘Triple Threat’ sign and starts heading down the aisle not paying any attention to the fans. Douglas climbs inside the ring and stands in the middle of the ring and once again flashes the ‘Triple Threat’ sign before being handed a microphone)


    Shane Douglas: CUT THE MUSIC!

    (The music fades as the crowd boos Douglas who just looks around)


    Shane Douglas: You know something? There’s two things I hate in this world. And they seem to go hand in hand with one another. And those two things are Ric Flair….

    (The fans give a loud cheer with a couple of ‘Woooos!’ as Douglas looks on)


    Shane Douglas: And the other would be having to live in this god awful city! Hahaha!

    (The fans boo for a moment as Douglas continues to laugh)


    Shane Douglas: But TRUST ME when I say this… I hate Ric Flair just a little bit more, so let’s get down to business. Last week, I sent Bam Bam Bigelow out here to this ring to soften that old bastard up a bit. And judging by the fact that Flair didn’t wrestle on Thunder last week, all he did was run his mouth, I would have to assume that Bigelow did exactly what I told him to do. See Flair, you came out on Thunder running your mouth about how I’m not the man because I’m not holding the 16 pounds of gold. Haha. Not yet anyway. But as I was listening to you run your mouth Flair I couldn’t help but laugh at just how much of a hypocrite you really are. Because all you kept saying was how you’re the man because you’ve got the belt. And sure, you’ve got the belt now. But let’s face it Ric. You’re not the man that you used to be!

    (The fans boo)


    Shane Douglas: See Flair, this is 2001…This isn’t 10 years ago when you were considered the ’60 Minute Man.’ If your matches with Harley Race, the FAT MAN Dusty Rhodes, and so many others didn’t make you famous. Doing those 60 minute time limit draws did. And let’s face it Flair, those days are long gone and over with. Haha. So you see the fact of the matter is this. YOU are NOT the man. And come July 22nd at Bash At The Beach… Daytona, and the rest of the world are going to witness it live and in living color, hahahaha.

    Tony Schiavone: Well he’s sure full of himself isn’t he.

    ~WOOOOOOOO!~


    Tony Schiavone: OH HERE WE GO!

    Mike Tenay: I think it’s about to get personal Tony!

    (“Dawn” starts up and the fans cheer as Ric Flair walks out on stage carrying the World Heavyweight Title around his shoulder. Douglas stands in the ring looking for a fight but Flair stops at the entrance ramp with a microphone in hand)


    Ric Flair: WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU’RE TALKING TO!?

    (The fans cheer)


    Ric Flair: IF YOU THINK FOR ONE SECOND, that I’m not the man, YOU are in need of a reality check pal. This may not be 10 years ago, but YOU CAN BET YOUR ASS that I can still be the ’60 Minute Man’ INSIDE THAT RING, and OUTSIDE with two blondes and a brunette, WOOOOOO!

    (The fans cheer as Douglas irately grabs the microphone and leans over the ropes)


    Shane Douglas: Let me tell you something-

    Ric Flair: NO, LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING YOU SON OF A BITCH!

    (The fans cheer)


    Ric Flair: I’M RIC FLAIR! I’VE HELD MORE WORLD TITLES, THAN YOU’VE HAD WOMEN! I WON MY FIRST WORLD TITLE BEFORE YOU EVEN GOT IN WRESTLING! HELL I PROBABLY WON A COUPLE OF TITLES WHEN YOU WERE STILL HAVING WET DREAMS!

    (The fans give an ‘Oooooooh’ as Douglas gets a mean look in his eye)


    Tony Schiavone: WOW!

    Shane Douglas: Be careful, Ric. Be careful. Otherwise, Bash At The Beach is gonna be coming a lot sooner than later…

    Ric Flair: Ha, ha. Is that a fact. Well you know something Shane… MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, WOOOOOOO! THEY KNOW THE ‘NATURE BOYS’ REPUTATION!

    (The fans give a cheap pop at the sound of their city and state)


    Ric Flair: And if there’s one thing that I’m known for here, it’s a fight. So yeah, let’s do this NOW!

    (The fans cheer as Ric Flair starts taking off his jacket)


    Tony Schiavone: THEY’RE GONNA GO! THEY’RE GONNA GO!

    ~HERE COMES THE MONEY!~


    (“Here Comes The Money” starts up and the fans cheer as Shane McMahon walks out on stage carrying a microphone and starts speaking as the music fades, Ric Flair stopping what he’s doing and looking back)


    Shane McMahon: Whoa, whoa, whoa... Hold on a minute gentlemen. Listen… Believe me, NOTHING would make me happier than to watch you two beat the hell out of each other… But that’s not gonna happen right now…

    (The fans boo)


    Shane McMahon: Now hold on a minute… I said it’s not going to happen, RIGHT NOW! I DIDN’T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT TONIGHT!

    (Flair gets a smile on his face)


    Shane McMahon: Ric, I saw what happened last week when you faced Bam Bam Bigelow. Gruesome to watch, but you pulled it off. And I know you’re a little sore and stiff. But after seeing what’s been going on for the last ten minutes between you two, I gotta tell ya EVEN I don’t wanna wait for Bash At The Beach, and I know these people here don’t wanna wait either. So let me ask these people… DO YOU WANNA SEE RIC FLAIR AND SHANE DOUGLAS WRESTLE TONIGHT!?

    (The fans give a loud ovation as Ric Flair looks on, Douglas in the ring nodding his approval)


    Shane McMahon: Ric… Douglas I know you don’t really give a damn that’s why I’m not asking you. But Ric, IF you wanna do it. Despite being sore and stiff… If you want it… Then tonight in the Main Event, it’s gonna be Ric Flair versus Shane Douglas TONIGHT! The belt will NOT be on the line, but if you two wanna go at it, tonight will be your opportunity. So Ric how about it?

    (Ric Flair looks at Shane McMahon and nods his head saying ‘Yes’ while Douglas stands in the ring signaling he wants to fight as well)


    Shane McMahon: Alright, it’s official. You two, Main Event tonight, HERE IN MEMPHIS!

    (The fans cheer as Douglas and Flair continue to talk trash to one another)


    Tony Schiavone: IT’S GONNA HAPPEN TONIGHT! FLAIR AND DOUGLAS, NON TITLE! DON’T GO ANYWHERE FANS!


    (COMMERCIAL)



    (The camera fades back inside the arena)


    Tony Schiavone: Well fans if you’re just tuning in, Shane McMahon just announced a few minutes ago that Ric Flair and Shane Douglas would meet in the ring tonight. Non title contest. But what an exciting match it should be.

    Mike Tenay: And with only a few short weeks left till their matchup at Bash At The Beach, anything can happen tonight.

    Tony Schiavone: Definitely. Let’s keep things going with our first match of the night. Totally Buff taking on the Natural Born Thrillers. David Penzer, TAKE IT AWAY!

    (The camera fades down to the ring)


    (Thrillers” starts up and the fans cheer as Sean O’Hare and Chuck Palumbo walk out on stage. Palumbo and O’Hare high five each other and head down the aisle slapping hands with the fans)



    David Penzer: This tag team contest is scheduled for one fall with a 15 minute time limit… Introducing first, the team of Chuck Palumbo and Sean O’Hare… THE NATURAL BORRRRRN THRILLERRRRRRRRS!

    (The Thrillers climb inside the ring and each go to a separate turnbuckle, climb up and raise their arms in victory as the music fades)


    (“Chariots Of Fire” starts up and the fans boo as Lex Luger walks out on stage with Miss Elizabeth by his side. Luger flexes on the entrance ramp and then heads down the aisle with Elizabeth in hand)


    David Penzer: Their opponents… First being accompanied to the ring by Miss Elizabeth… From Atlanta, Georgia… THE ‘TOTAL PACKAGE’ LEEEEEX LUUUUUUGER!

    ~BUFF DADDY!~


    While Luger and Liz stop in the aisle the music fades into “Buff Daddy” and the fans boo as Buff Bagwell walks out on stage strutting. Buff struts to the middle of the entrance way and then drops down to a knee and flexes as fireworks go off in the background) [/i] [/center] [/size][/font]

    David Penzer: His tag team partner… From Marietta, Georgia… BUFFFFFF BAAAAAGWELLLLLLL!

    (Buff heads down the aisle flexing in front of the camera finally meeting up with Luger and Liz. Luger and Buff climb on the apron and inside the ring staring down the Thrillers as the music fades)


    Natural Born Thrillers vs. Totally Buff


    The bell rings and Buff and Palumbo start things out. They lock up and Palumbo goes behind Buff and wraps him up from behind and trips him to the mat and locks in a front facelock but Buff swings around and locks in a hammerlock. Palumbo gets to his feet and elbow Buff a few times and hits the ropes but Buff nails a drop toe hold and quickly gets up, grabs his leg and smashes it into the mat! Buff takes a second to showboat and the fans let him have it with a few boos. Buff picks Palumbo up and shoots him to the ropes but Palumbo reverses and sends Buff. Buff bounces off and Palumbo hits a hip toss! Buff gets up and Palumbo hits another hip toss! Buff gets up and Palumbo nails a dropkick! Palumbo covers, 1… Buff kicks out. Palumbo picks Buff up and takes him to the corner and tags out to O’Hare. O’Hare climbs the turnbuckle and leaps off and double axe handles the arm of Buff and now locks him in an arm ringer. O’Hare whips Buff to the ropes but Buff holds on and tags out to Luger. Luger comes in and flexes for a moment at O’Hare but now O’Hare flexes and the fans cheer. Luger screams for them to shut up and now goes after O’Hare but O’Hare ducks under and starts laying in the punches! O’Hare shoots Luger to the ropes but Luger holds on but O’Hare runs up and clotheslines him to the outside! (Cheers!) Buff and Luger converse on the outside but now the Thrillers run up AND LEAP OVER THE ROPE AND ONTO TOTALLY BUFF! (Cheers!)

    Tony Schiavone: STEREO SUICIDE DIVES AND THE THRILLERS TAKE OUT TOTALLY BUFF!

    Mike Tenay: I don’t think I’ve seen those two even do that before. You rarely see two guys that size move like a couple of cruiserweights!

    O’Hare grabs Luger and rolls him back in the ring and starts climbing inside but Luger nails him with a kick to the gut and starts stomping him. Luger stomps O’Hare a couple more times and O’Hare crawls into the corner where Luger starts choking him with his boot. Luger picks O’Hare up and gives him a few knees in the corner. Luger shoots O’Hare to the far side and follows in with a hard clothesline! O’Hare stumbles out of the corner and Luger lifts him high up in a military press and drops him on the mat! Luger covers, 1…2, O’Hare kicks out. Luger locks in a chinlock and tightens the hold. O’Hare starts fighting back and makes it to his feet. O’Hare elbows him a few times and breaks the hold. O’Hare hits the ropes and ducks a clothesline. O’Hare and Luger both bounce off the ropes and double clothesline each other! Both men are down for a few seconds but now crawl and make the tag to their partners! Palumbo comes in and clotheslines Buff! Palumbo clotheslines him again! Buff gets up once more and Palumbo lifts Buff up in a military press, AND TOSSES HIM ON LUGER! (Cheers!) Buff gets back to his feet and Palumbo shoots him to the ropes. Buff bounces off and Palumbo lifts him in the air AND CATCHES HIM WITH A SAMOAN DROP! (Cheers!) Palumbo covers, 1…2, Luger makes the save! O’Hare grabs Luger and tosses him to the outside and goes after him and now Palumbo picks Buff up and shoots him to the corner. Palumbo runs up but Buff moves and Palumbo goes shoulder first into the steel post! (Oh!) Buff pulls him out of the corner and leaps on the second rope, ‘BUFF BLOCKBUSTER’ HITS! Bagwell covers, 1…2…3!
    Winners: Totally Buff via ‘Buff Blockbuster
    Tony Schiavone: One mistake was all it took and Totally Buff get the win over the Thrillers!

    Mike Tenay: What an upset! The Thrillers have won the last few matches against Totally Buff, tonight Buff Bagwell and Luger get some payback. And surprisingly they didn’t cheat!

    Tony Schiavone: You gotta wonder what their chances of getting a title shot are now. And speaking of the Tag Team Titles, the Tag Team Champions are up next as they take on the Mamalukes in a rematch from last week! Stick around fans, we’ll be back!


    (COMMERCIAL)



    (The camera fades back inside the arena as the Tag Team Champions, Kronik are making their way down the aisle)


    In Ring Segment


    Tony Schiavone: We’re back fans and as you can see, Brian Adams and Bryan Clarke are making their way to the ring. Right now let’s take you back to what happened last week when they faced off with the Mamalukes…


    (The screen fades to last week as the Mamalukes are shown beating Kronik in the final moments of their match)



    (The video footage ends and now you see Kronik standing in the ring shaking their heads as Brian Adams holds a microphone)


    Brian Adams: I know each and every single one of you Memphis idiots and every single person at home who just watched that video footage were like kids at Christmas time when you saw those two beat us last week…

    (The fans boo as Kronik looks on)


    Brian Adams: We want to make one thing clear here tonight. What happened last week. It was nothing but a fluke. The old saying goes… The sun shines on a dogs ass every once in a while… Last week is in the past. But tonight, the past is coming back to haunt those two idiots. MAMALUKES, get your asses out here…

    ~FUHGETABOUTIT!~


    (“Speak Softly Love” from The Godfather starts up and the fans give a mixed reaction as Big Vito and Johnny The Bull walk out on stage and head down the aisle)


    David Penzer: Their opponents… From Little Italy… Big Vito, Johnny The Bull… THE MAMALUKES!

    (Vito and Johnny head down the aisle, both staring down Kronik and talking to each other as they reach the ring. Johnny The Bull and Vito climb inside the ring still staring them down. After a few seconds, Johnny gets out on the apron and Vito starts taking off his jacket when suddenly Kronik attack, knocking Johnny off the apron and starting to double team Vito!)


    Kronik vs. The Mamalukes


    Kronik continue to work over Vito in the corner and now take him out and send him to the ropes. Vito bounces off and Kronik hit a double back elbow that sends Vito to the mat and now they start stomping away. Johnny The Bull slides in and quickly starts brawling with Adams! (Cheers!) Adams and Johnny go to the outside leaving Clarke alone with Vito. Clarke picks Vito up and chops him a few times and shoots him to the ropes. Vito bounces off and ducks a clothesline. Clarke turns around and Vito trips him up and falls on top of him laying in the barrage of punches! (Cheers!) Vito drags Clarke up and now sends him through the ropes to the outside. Vito goes after him and quickly sends him hard into the guardrail! On the other end Johnny The Bull nails Adams with a few hard punches and shoots him to the guardrail but Adams reverses and Johnny hits hard. Adams quickly comes up and nails a boot to the skull of Johnny The Bull and Johnny topples to the floor. Vito sends Clarke back inside the ring and now climbs in and hits him with a few punches as he gets to his feet. Vito sends Clarke to the ropes but Clarke reverses and Vito gets tripped up by Adams on the outside! Vito gets to his feet holding his face after being tripped up and Clarke turns him inside out with a clothesline! Clarke with the cover, 1…2, Vito kicks out.

    Tony Schiavone: A BIG clothesline from Bryan Clarke almost guaranteed a win for Kronik but Vito kicks out at the last second.

    Clarke picks Vito up and makes the tag to Adams and now Adams comes in and kicks Vito hard in the ribs. Adams nails a scoop slam on Vito and now goes for a big elbow but Vito rolls away! (Cheers!) Vito crawls and makes the tag to Johnny The Bull! Johnny comes in and punches Clarke a few times and shoots him to the ropes but Clarke reverses. Johnny bounces off the ropes and ducks a clothesline. Clarke turns around AND JOHNNY PRESSES HIM ABOVE HIS HEAD! (Cheers!) Johnny holds Clarke up above his head for a few seconds and finally slams him down hard! Johnny covers, 1…2, Adams breaks the pin. Adams stays on top of him but now Vito comes in and kicks Adams off. Vito kicks him out of the ring and he goes after him. Johnny picks Clarke up but Clarke rakes him in the eyes! Clarke hits the ropes and levels him with a bicycle kick! (Oh!) Clarke makes the cover, 1…2… VITO MAKES THE SAVE! He dove in at the last second! Vito picks Clarke up and nails him with a few right hands and takes him to the corner and starts stomping him but now Adams climbs on the apron and decks Vito with a right hand. Vito stumbles out of the corner and now Adams comes in and nails him with a big boot! Adams motions to Clarke and now Clarke picks up Johnny and positions him. Adams starts climbing the turnbuckle. Clarke lifts Johnny The Bull up in a powerbomb and holds him, BUT VITO GRABS ADAMS AND THROWS HIM OFF THE TURNBUCKLE! Vito runs up and clips the leg of Clarke and Johnny falls on top of him and hooks the legs, 1…2…3!
    Winners: The Mamalukes via pinfall
    [font=verdana] Tony Schiavone: THE MAMALUKES WIN IT! TWICE IN A ROW, THEY’VE BEATEN THE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS!

    Aftermath: The Mamalukes jump out of the ring and start celebrating as Kronik are livid inside the ring. Clarke and Adams argue with each other as the Mamalukes continue to celebrate.

    Mike Tenay: And look, the Tag Team Champions appear to have a little tension going on.

    Tony Schiavone: Oh yeah there’s tension alright. Well were off and running here tonight on Thunder, don’t go anywhere fans we’ll be right back with more action!


    (COMMERCIAL)



    Backstage


    (The camera fades backstage where Jimmy Hart is shown walking alone when suddenly Kevin Nash stops him dead in his tracks)


    Kevin Nash: Jimmy boy, got a minute?

    Jimmy Hart: *Shaken Up* Ugh, you know something Nash, baby, I don’t have a minute, I got an important-

    Kevin Nash: That’s great, cuz I really wanted to talk about something with ya… You remember last week when ya sent your buddies Knobbs and Meng to find Goldberg and we had that little problem that we settled in the ring. You remember that don’t ya?

    Jimmy Hart: I-

    Kevin Nash: Yeah I thought ya might… Well, Jimmy… Now there’s another problem. And the problem is ya went and had Goldberg jumped, and your buddies put him through a table... And ya know, there’s just something about that, you know it doesn’t sit right with me… So you know what, later on tonight, I got no plans. Tell ya what… Why don’t you get your buddy Malice to meet me in the ring later on… And if your other buddies wanna have a little fun… I’ll bring me some back up and we’ll have a party….

    (Nash slaps Hart on the back so hard it knocks the wind out of him and walks off)





    (The camera fades back inside the arena)


    Tony Schiavone: Well what do you make of that?

    Mike Tenay: Kevin Nash wants a piece of Malice!

    Tony Schiavone: I don’t think the ring is gonna be able to hold those two but nevertheless, Kevin Nash has issued the challenge to Malice, we’ll see how that plays out. Well right now fans let’s take you to ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund standing by with the man who will be facing Rick Steiner coming up in just a few moments, ‘The Natural’ Dustin Rhodes.

    Backstage


    (The camera fades backstage where ‘Mean’ Gene Oklerund is standing by with Dustin Rhodes)


    Gene Okerlund: Thanks, Tony and Mike. Dustin Rhodes, certainly over the last couple of weeks it’s been a troubling time for you. Your father the ‘American Dream’ hospitalized courtesy of the Steiner Brothers. Over the course of these weeks you’ve found yourself on the losing end of things against the Steiner Brothers. However last week you and Sting managed to secure a victory, which leads us to tonight. In just a few moments, you’ll be facing Rick Steiner, the winner of this match to receive a United States Heavyweight Title shot down the road.

    Dutin Rhodes: You know ‘Mean’ Gene you’re right things have been tough on me the last couple of weeks all thanks to the Steiner Brothers. To quote a famous line from my father, THEY PUT HARD TIMES on Dustin Rhodes. But last week with the help of Sting, those hard times are changing. Now tonight I go up against Rick Steiner for a chance to go after the US Title. And the good thing about tonight is that Scott Steiner and Midajah won’t be out there at ringside to help out at all. So I’d have to say my chances at winning tonight are pretty good. But I know that Rick Steiner is just like his brother, he’s got some tricks up his sleeve. Rick Steiner, you better believe that I’m gonna be watching out for those tricks. But more importantly, you better believe that when it’s all said and done, Dustin Rhodes is walking out of here tonight and you’re gonna be laying flat on your back.

    Gene Okerlund: Dustin Rhodes I wish you luck. Back to you Tony, and Mike.




    (The camera fades back inside the arena)


    Tony Schiavone: Alright, thank you, Gene. Let’s go to David Penzer!

    ~WELCOME TO THE… DOG POUND!~


    (“The Dog Pound” starts up and the fans boo as Rick Steiner walks out on stage ‘Barking’ before heading down the aisle)


    David Penzer: This next contest is set for one fall with a 15 minute time limit… Introducing first, from Detroit, Michigan… The ‘Dog Face Gremlin’ RICK STEIIIIIIINERRRRR!

    (Steiner climbs inside the ring and ‘Barks’ some more before taking off his jacket and getting ready as the music fades)


    ~WELL THEY CALL HIM THE NATURAL!~


    (“Natural” starts up and the fans cheer as Dustin Rhodes walks out on stage staring down at the ring. Dustin calmly heads down to the ring slapping hands with the fans along the way)


    David Penzer: His opponent…From Austin, Texas… ‘THE NATURAL’ DUSTIIIIIIN RHOOOOOODES!

    (Dustin makes his way down to ringside and climbs inside the ring still staring down Rick Steiner as the music fades)


    Rick Steiner vs. Dustin Rhodes


    The bell rings and Rhodes and Steiner lock up and Steiner slaps on a headlock. Rhodes shoots him off and Steiner bounces off and connects with a shoulder tackle that takes Rhodes down. Steiner starts barking as Rhodes rolls to his feet just looking on. Steiner and Rhodes lock up again and now Steiner goes behind Rhodes and locks him up. Rhodes reverses and locks Steiner from behind. Steiner quickly goes into the ropes and holds on as the ref breaks the hold. Upon breaking it, Rhodes slaps Steiner in the face and barks! (Cheers!) Steiner rushes Rhodes but Rhodes drops him with a drop toe hold and quickly locks in a front facelock. Steiner starts getting to his feet and now lifts Rhodes up and puts him in the corner. The ref breaks them apart but Steiner goes for a right hand but Rhodes moves and quickly starts chopping him in the corner! (Cheers!) Rhodes shoots Steiner to the far side and runs in behind him connecting with a big clothesline! Steiner stumbles out of the corner and Rhodes hits a headlock takedown and starts applying pressure but now Steiner grabs Dustin’s head and pulls him down in a leg scissors but Dustin kicks out of it and the two get to their feet. Steiner grabs the ref and complains that his hair was pulled. (Boos!) Rhodes and Steiner go to lock up but now Rhodes goes behind him, grabs his hair and shoves him down to the mat! (Cheers!) The ref warns Rhodes about the hair pulling and now Rhodes starts stomping Steiner. Rhodes picks him up and shoots him to the ropes. Steiner bounces off and goes for a kick but Rhodes catches the boot! Rhodes shakes his head and now spins Steiner around and catches him with a clothesline! Rhodes covers, 1…2, Steiner kicks out.

    Tony Schiavone: And ‘The Natural’ is on his game here tonight in the opening minutes of this contest. Ya think ‘Big Poppa Pump’ is backstage livid knowing he can’t come out to help his brother?

    Mike Tenay: Without question, Tony. Rick Steiner is on his own tonight.

    Rhodes picks Steiner up and nails him with a few chops and shoots him off but Steiner reverses. Rhodes ducks a ‘Steinerline’ and quickly grabs Steiner’s other arm and shoots him to the ropes. Steiner bounces off as Rhodes goes for a leapfrog AND STEINER CATCHES HIM IN A POWERSLAM! (Oh!) Steiner covers, 1…2, Rhodes kicks out. Steiner starts punching Rhodes on the mat and now picks him up and takes him to the corner and slams his head against the buckle. Steiner stomps Rhodes in the corner and continues to stomp him as he falls to the mat. Steiner walks away from the corner barking some more and now goes back to Rhodes who kicks him in the gut and starts punching him. Rhodes punches himself out of the corner now and hits the ropes but Steiner catches him on the rebound and nails a belly to belly suplex! Steiner covers, 1…2, Rhodes kicks out. Steiner quickly locks in an armbar and now starts applying pressure. Rhodes gets to his feet and backs Steiner to the ropes and shoots him off. Steiner bounces off and ducks a clothesline. Rhodes turns around and Steiner kicks him in the gut, and follows up with a knee lift! Steiner picks up Rhodes and takes him to the corner and nails a couple back elbows. Steiner lifts Rhodes up on the corner and slaps him hard in the face! Steiner climbs up the turnbuckle and now sets him up for a superplex but Rhodes starts fighting out of it and pushes Steiner off! Steiner gets to his feet and turns around, AND RHODES HITS A FLYING CLOTHESLINE! (Cheers!) Rhodes with the cover, 1…2… Steiner kicks out!

    Tony Schiavone: And we almost had a winner but Steiner kicks out at the last second! What a big desperation move from Dustin Rhodes!

    Rhodes picks Steiner up and shoots him to the ropes but Steiner holds on as he bounces off. Rhodes runs up and Steiner drops down holding the top rope and Rhodes topples to the outside! (Boos!) Steiner goes outside and now grabs Rhodes and throws him hard into the guardrail! Steiner grabs Rhodes and now whips him hard into the guardrail again! Steiner tosses him back in the ring and now climbs inside and starts stomping him. Steiner covers, 1…2, Rhodes kicks out. Steiner picks Rhodes up and chops him a few times and shoots him to the ropes. Steiner ducks down and Rhodes comes back, drops to the mat and hits a throat thrust on Steiner! Steiner pops up holding his throat in pain and now turns around to Rhodes who nails him with a punch, and another, and another, Dustin spins his hands around in the air, ‘BIONIC ELBOW!’ (Cheers!) Dustin signals to the fans he’s gonna end things. He picks Steiner up and sets him up for a ‘Bulldog’ but Steiner counters with a back suplex! (Oh!) Steiner covers, 1…2… Rhodes kicks out! Steiner picks Rhodes up and shoots him to the corner. Steiner runs in and Rhodes nails him with a boot! Steiner stumbles out of the corner and Rhodes runs up but Steiner manages to lift him up on his shoulders, ‘STEINER DRIVER’ (Death Valley Driver) ON RHODES! Steiner makes the cover, 1…2…3!
    Winner: Rick Steiner via ‘Steiner Driver’
    Tony Schiavone: DAMN! I can’t believe what just happened!

    Mike Tenay: Out of nowhere Rick Steiner hits the ‘Steiner Driver’ and he will now get a shot at the United States Champion, Bill DeMott.

    Tony Schiavone: And you gotta be wondering what’s going through the mind of Dustin Rhodes right now. He’s gotta be thinking what can he possibly do to beat the Steiner Brothers.

    Mike Tenay: Without question. And now, Rick Steiner gets a shot at Bill DeMott and the United States Championship.

    Tony Schiavone: More action coming your way, right here on Monday Nitro!


    (COMMERCIAL)



    (The camera fade back into the arena with Chavo Guerrero, Yuji Nagata and Sonny Onoo making their way to the ring)


    In Ring Segment


    (Guerrero, Onoo and Nagata climb inside the ring and Chavo grabs a microphone. After a couple seconds of the fans booing, Chavo holds up the Cruiserweight Championship and begins to speak)


    Chavo Guerrero: You know, SINCE I’ve become the Cruiserweight Champion and I’ve gone ahead and started this open challenge to anybody in the back that wants this belt of mine. There hasn’t been a SINGLE competitor yet that can get through my associate, Yuji Nagata. And honestly I’m not surprised. This man, like myself, is an international superstar. This man, like myself, is the personification of the word CHAMPION! *Holds Up The Cruiserweight Title* And you know… If I wasn’t BOUND by WCW officials, and if this title wasn’t important to this company… Honestly I’d probably just go ahead and announce myself as the final and BEST Cruiserweight Champion in the entire history of World Championship Wrestling, and I’d retire it!

    (The fans boo as the three look on)


    Chavo Guerrero: But don’t worry… Don’t worry. Because I know ALL of my fans here tonight…

    (The fans boo)


    Chavo Guerrero: I know ALL of you are hoping that there will be SOMEONE that can beat this man beside me. And maybe tonight… Highly doubtful… But MAYBE tonight, there is someone in the back that can actually do it. I don’t think so, I know Nagata doesn’t think so. I know Mr. Onoo here KNOWS SO… However, let’s get this thing over with… If there is ANYBODY in the locker room that wants shot at my belt… Come on down here, and just TRY and get through Nagata.

    (After a few seconds “Dragon” starts up and the fans cheer as Ultimo Dragon walks on stage. Chavo and Onoo are livid but Nagata remains calm as Dragon makes his way down to the ring. Dragon climbs inside the ring and tries to go after Chavo but Chavo slides to the outside along with Onoo. Dragon motions for Nagata to come at him and now the two circle up as the bell rings)


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    Yuji Nagata vs. Ultimo Dragon


    Dragon and Nagata circle up and finally lock up. Dragon locks Nagata in an arm ringer but Nagata reverses and locks an arm ringer of his own and tightens it. Dragon rolls on the mat and handsprings to his feet and breaks the hold and now starts kicking Nagata in the legs! Dragon kicks him a few times and now shoots him the ropes. Nagata bounces off and ducks a clothesline. Dragon turns around and now Nagata starts kicking Dragon in the legs! Nagata kicks him a few times and shoots Dragon to the ropes. Dragon bounces off and Nagata lifts him up in a tilt-a-whirl but Dragon lands on his feet! Dragon nails Nagata with a few more kicks and shoots him to the corner. Dragon runs up but Nagata nails him with a back elbow. Dragon stumbles out of the corner and Nagata runs up but Dragon drop toe holds him! Dragon hits an Oklahoma roll, 1…2, Nagata kicks out. Dragon goes for a kick but Nagata ducks and rolls Dragon up, 1…2, Dragon kicks out. Both get to their feet and Nagata goes for a right hand but Dragon blocks and sweeps the leg out from Nagata and trips him up. Dragon rolls him on his stomach by his arm and twists him up, magistral cradle, 1…2… Nagata kicks out and the two are at a standoff! (Cheers!)

    Tony Schiavone: And I think that Nagata has got himself some competition here tonight!

    Mike Tenay: You’re not kidding. These two are no strangers to each other. Both internationally known as well as here in the states. They’ve had wars over in Japan, and this will be nothing short of that. If I were Chavo Guerrero I’d be a little worried, Tony.

    Tony Schiavone: Well if you look to the outside you can see that Guerrero is a bit worried as he looks on with Sonny Onoo.

    Nagata and Dragon lock up again and Nagata goes behind Dragon and locks in a headlock and takes him down with a headlock takeover but Dragon manages to roll him up, 1... Nagata rolls back into the headlock. Dragon gets to his feet and now manages to roll Nagata off. Dragon and Nagata back up and Nagata hits him with a low dropkick to the knee! Nagata starts stomping the knee now and continue to work it over. Nagata locks on a leg lock and starts applying pressure but Dragon refuses to give in. Nagata gets to his feet and now hyper extends the leg! (Boos!) Nagata picks Dragon up and shoots him to the corner but Dragon handstands on the turnbuckle and kicks Nagata in the chest! (Cheers!) Dragon drops back down but holds his knee in pain but now Nagata runs up and goes for a kick but Dragon catches him and trips him up and flips over Nagata for a pin, 1…2, Nagata kicks out. Dragon picks Nagata up and tosses him to the outside. Dragon now goes to the outside and motions for the Asai moonsault but Sonny Onoo distracts the ref and Chavo grabs Dragon and drops him face first on the apron! (Boos!) Chavo and Nagata on the outside now start working Dragon over but now Chavo walks away as the ref looks back. Nagata rolls Dragon back inside and now climbs in and drapes the leg over the bottom rope and starts stomping and dropping down on it!

    Tony Schiavone: And right now poor excuse of a champion Chavo Guerrero just gave his bodyguard the chance to get some offence on Dragon and Nagata is working over that leg and knee unmercifully.

    Mike Tenay: He’s definitely got a game plan against Dragon. Keeping him grounded to take away his aerial capabilities.

    Nagata drags Dragon out of the ropes and continues working over the leg, now applying another leg lock but now Dragon uses his free leg and starts kicking Nagata and Nagata breaks the hold. Dragon gets back to his feet and now Nagata goes for a kick but Dragon catches the leg and trips him up, Dragon rolls Nagata around and locks in an STF! Nagata refuses to break the hold and now Onoo once again distracts the ref, AND CHAVO COMES IN AND STOMPS DRAGON! (Boos!) Nagata gets back to his feet and stomps Dragon a few times and now picks him up and tosses him to the corner. Nagata runs up but Dragon gives him a back elbow! Dragon gets on the second rope, AND HITS A TORNADO DDT! Dragon makes the cover, 1…2… Nagata kicks out! Dragon slow to get to his feet but finally does and now picks Nagata up and takes him to the corner and sits him on top. Dragon nails him with a big chop and now climbs up top. Dragon looks to the crowd, ‘DRAGONSTEINER’ OFF THE TOP! (Cheers!) Dragon covers, 1…2… Nagata kicks out and once again Onoo gets on the apron and distracts the ref! Dragon goes over and grabs Onoo but now the ref gets in between them and separates the two of them. Chavo Guerrero gets in the ring with the Cruiserweight Title, Dragon turns around, CHAVO GOES TO DECK HIM BUT HE MISSES! Chavo turns around and Dragon grabs him and tosses him to the outside! (Cheers!) Dragon turns around and Nagata kicks him in the gut and sets him up for a suplex but Dragon squirms out of it and drops behind him and sets him up, TIGER SUPLEX, 1...2…3!
    Winner: Ultimo Dragon via Tiger Suplex
    Tony Schiavone: HE BEAT HIM! ULTIMO DRAGON HAS BEATEN YUJI NAGATA!

    Mike Tenay: BEAT HIM WITH THE TIGER SUPLEX OUT OF NOWHERE!

    Aftermath: Ultimo Dragon stands tall in the ring as Onoo and Chavo help Nagata up the entrance ramp. Dragon motions to Chavo that he wants the Cruiserweight Title.

    Tony Schiavone: And oh yeah you know Dragon wants that Cruiserweight Title and now that he’s beaten Nagata, hey Chavo, sorry pal, you gotta defend it! We’ll be back for more action LIVE on Nitro on TNT!


    (COMMERCIAL)



    (The camera fades back inside the arena)


    Tony Schiavone: Welcome back fans. Well earlier on you ‘Big Sexy’ Kevin Nash basically tell Jimmy Hart that he wants a piece of Malice. Well right now we’re about to see that go down. Let’s take you to David Penzer!

    ~MAAAAAALLLLLLIIIIIIIICE!~


    (“Malice” starts up and the fans boo as Malice walks on stage with Jimmy Hart by his side. Hart points at Malice and pats him on his chest boosting up his ego as they head down the aisle)



    David Penzer: This next contest is set for one fall with a 15 minute time limit. Introducing first, being accompanied to the ring by Jimmy Hart. THIS IS MAAAAAAAAALICE!

    (Malice and get down to ringside and Malice climbs over the top rope inside the ring. Malice holds his hand in the air as the music fades)


    ~HOWWWWWWWWLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!~


    (“Wolfpac” starts up and the fans cheer as Kevin Nash walks out on stage. Nash walks to the center of the stage and throws up the ‘Wolfpac’ sign as sparks fly out beside him)


    David Penzer: His opponent… From Detroit, Michigan… ‘BIG SEXY’ KEVIIIIIIIIIN NAAAAAAAAASH!

    (Nash heads down the aisle and climbs inside the ring and throws up the ‘Wolfpac’ sign again while staring directly at Malice as the music fades)


    Malice vs. Kevin Nash


    The bell rings and both Nash and Malice walk towards each other and just stare eye to eye, Nash mumbling something to him. Malice just stares at Nash, and Nash starts getting furious by the seconds. Nash finally snaps and nails a few right hands to Malice. Nash sends Malice to the ropes, Malice bounces off and Nash nails him with a clothesline but Malice is still standing. Nash punches Malice a few more times and now sends him to the ropes but Malice reverses and sends Nash. Nash bounces off and Malice nails Nash with a clothesline but Nash remains standing. Nash shakes his head and Malice nails him with a kick to the gut and now nails him with a few heavy forearms to the back that drops him to a knee. Malice continues to hammer away on Nash and now hits the ropes and nails him with a kick to the head that drops Nash to his back! Malice makes the cover, 1…2, Nash kicks out. Jimmy Hart on the outside continues to shout words of encouragement as Malice picks Nash up and takes him to the corner and starts stomping him. Malice starts choking him with his boot now and finally the ref breaks him away.

    Tony Schiavone: And Kevin Nash is taking a beating by the big man Malice. Kevin Nash obviously has the height advantage but Malice, there’s just something about the man, he’s got a beast like rage to him that’s just overpowering ‘Big Sexy.’

    Mike Tenay: And let’s not forget he’s also got Hart on the outside, and he’s got a bunch of friends in the Hart Family that whenever the time is right they will be out here without a moments hesitation.

    Tony Schiavone: And you have to wonder if even Goldberg will make an appearance tonight after what happened last week when Malice put him through the table with the ‘Chokeslam.’

    Malice continues to stomp Nash in the corner but now Nash grabs Malice and tosses him in the corner and starts giving him big knee strikes to the gut! (Cheers!) Nash elbows Malice, and again, and again. Nash measures him up and delivers one big last elbow strike to the head. Nash brings Malice out of the corner and now sends him to the ropes. Malice bounces off and Nash lifts him up, BIG SIDEWALK SLAM! Nash covers, 1…2, Malice kicks out. Nash picks Malice up and takes him to the corner and nails him with a few stomps but Malice gives him a headbutt that rocks Nash and staggers him a bit. Malice runs up and clotheslines Nash but Nash still stays standing. Malice shoots Nash to the ropes but Nash reverses. Malice bounces off and ducks a clothesline and now grabs Nash, BIG BACK SUPLEX ON NASH! (Oh!) Malice with the cover, 1…2, Nash kicks out. Malice gets to his feet and signals for the ‘Chokeslam!’ Nash gets to his feet and Malice grabs him by the throat but Nash counters it and nails him with a few forearms to the side of the head and shoots him to the ropes, BIG BOOT by Kevin Nash and Malice is rocking. Nash runs up and clotheslines the big man over the top rope to the outside! (Cheers!) The ref starts the 10 count but now Nash goes to the outside and goes after Malice. Nash grabs Malice and tosses him to the guardrail but Malice reverses and sends Nash and Nash hits hard. Malice runs up and nails him with a big boot to the head and Nash topples to the floor. Malice slides back inside and now starts taking care of the ref while Jimmy Hart starts putting the boots to Nash!

    Tony Schiavone: And now that little rat Jimmy Hart is putting the boots to the fallen and obviously injured Kevin Nash. He’s lucky Nash was knocked out a bit from that big boot otherwise Hart would be in a lot of trouble.

    Nash starts getting to his feet and now goes over to the apron and Malice grabs him by the hair from inside the ring and starts pulling him in. Nash back in the ring and Malice nails him with a headbutt that takes Nash to a knee. Malice picks Nash up and hits him with a few chops and takes him to the corner. Malice shoots Nash to the far side and Nash hits hard. Malice runs in but Nash gives him a boot to the face! Malice staggers out of the corner and now Nash runs up and hits him with a big clothesline that takes him down! Nash grabs the strap on his singlet and now takes the strap down signaling he’s going for the ‘Jackknife Powerbomb!’ (Cheers!) Jimmy Hart suddenly gets on the apron and starts hopping up and down like a mad man as the ref gets distracted. Nash grabs Malice and positions him but suddenly Mike Awesome slides in the ring with a chair, AND HE DECKS NASH IN THE HEAD! (Oh!) Awesome slides outside and now Malice covers Nash, 1…2…3!
    Winner: Malice via Pinfall
    [font=verdana] Tony Schiavone: DAMNIT! Thanks to Mike Awesome, Malice has beaten Kevin Nash!

    [font=verdana] Mike Tenay: And it’s not over, Tony!

    Aftermath: Mike Awesome and Malice start stomping away on Kevin Nash but suddenly Diamond Dallas Page rushes down the aisle with a chair in hand and suddenly the Hart Family scatter. DDP checks on Nash and stares down the Hart Family as they head back up the entrance ramp.

    Tony Schiavone: Well Diamond Dallas Page saves ‘Big Sexy’ but the damage has already been done.

    Mike Tenay: Yes but the war is far from over.

    Tony Schiavone: Stay tuned fans, we’ll be back in a few minutes.


    (COMMERCIAL)



    (The camera fades back inside the arena as Jeff Jarrett is coming down to the ring)


    In Ring Segment


    (Jarrett heads down the aisle and climbs inside the ring and quickly grabs a microphone from David Penzer)


    Jeff Jarrett: CUT THE MUSIC!

    (The music fades and Jarrett looks around at the fans who are booing him)


    Jeff Jarrett: Let’s get one thing perfectly clear Memphis. I’m Jeff Jarrett. I’m the ‘Chosen One’ here in WCW… And if Booker T thinks that he got the best of me and the Harris Brothers last week, he needs a reality check, cuz all he did was just piss me off!

    (The fans boo)


    Jeff Jarrett: Booker T, I really don’t give a damn about the past. I know when it came down to it, you beat me twice for the World Heavyweight Title. That’s all well and fine. Because the bottom line is this Booker T. Next Sunday night, July 22nd in Daytona Beach, Florida. I’m walking down to this ring with only one thing in mind, and that’s beating you to continue my quest at being the ‘Chosen One’ once again here in WCW, and that’s EXACTLY what’s gonna happen. So you can forget about what’s happened in the past. You can forget about what happened last week. Because-

    ~DON’T HATE THE PLAYA… HATE THE GAME!~


    Tony Schiavone: Well I think Jeff Jarrett can forget about Booker T not coming out here tonight, BECAUSE HERE HE IS!

    (“Rap Sheet” starts up and the fans cheer as Booker T walks out on stage in street clothes shaking his head with a smile on his face. Booker T pulls out a microphone from his back pocket and starts to speak as the music fades)


    Booker T: Ay dog. You want me to forget about last week? Nah, man. Can’t do it. I can’t do it, and these people here tonight ain’t gon do it either!

    (The fans cheer)


    Booker T: I tell ya what though dog. I’m gon come down there, and I’m gon tell YOU what’s gon happen next Sunday night…

    (The fans cheer as Booker T starts heading down the aisle. Jeff Jarrett takes his guitar and starts waiting for Booker T by the ropes. Booker T gets to the ring but stays on the outside as Jarrett waits behind the ropes, taunting him with the guitar)


    Booker T: Ay, look here. Why don’t you be a man, put down that guitar and let’s talk face to face, eye to eye. Unless you wanna be a punk like we all know you is.

    (The fans cheer as Jarrett starts getting more furious)


    Jeff Jarrett: A punk? A PUNK! You want to do this face to face, eye to eye you dreadlocked ‘Slap Ass!?’ Alright, we can do that.

    (Jarrett takes the guitar and puts it in the far corner of the ring and then walks over and waits in the middle of the ring as Booker T starts to climb in the ring)


    Tony Schiavone: I-I don’t believe what I’m seeing… Jarrett actually put down the guitar?

    Mike Tenay: Surprise, surprise.

    (Booker T in the ring now walks over to Jarrett in the middle and looks him dead in the eye)


    Booker T: Look here, Jarrett. You wanna talk about what’s in the past is in the past. You wanna tell me and everybody in this arena tonight not to worry about the past, and worry about what’s gon happen next Sunday night in Daytona Beach. Well let me break it down for ya. I’m not gon speak for the people here tonight and the ones watching at home. But I’ll look you dead in the eyes and tell you, I’ll forget about what happened last week. Cuz you right.

    Tony Schiavone: What?

    Booker T: You right Jeff. Look here… Last week don’t even matter. It don’t matter if I won. It don’t matter if you won. Point is, I didn’t pin you. And you ain’t pin me.

    Mike Tenay: That’s very true. It was Diamond Dallas Page that got the victory for the team.

    Booker T: So next time we get in this ring like this, we gon actually get it on, like neck bone. You and me, Bash At The Beach. And I’m gon tell you what it is right now. You talk a mean game. And you’s a bad man. But dig this right here, and right now. Both you and me… We former World Heavyweight Champions. Four times, matter of fact. Ain’t none of us got that belt around our waists so it ain’t about takin the belt. What next Sunday is all about… It’s about respect. And I’m gon tell you right now, next Sunday night. When it’s all said and done. You WILL respect me. Now can you dig that?

    (Booker T lowers the microphone and stares down Jeff Jarrett who stares back at him. Jarrett takes his sunglasses off his face and looks Booker T directly in the eyes for a few seconds)


    Jeff Jarrett: I can dig that.

    (Jarrett drops the microphone and backs away from Booker T. Booker T nods in approval and now starts to exit the ring but Jarrett sneakily grabs the guitar from the corner and now quickly grabs Booker by the arm and turns him around, JARRETT SWINGS BUT BOOKER T DUCKS IT! Jarrett turns around and Booker wraps him up, ‘BOOK END’ (Kneeling Side Slam) ON JARRETT! The fans erupt in the arena as Booker T gets to his feet and stares at Jarrett who is laying in pain)


    Tony Schiavone: BOOKER T SAW IT COMING A MILE AWAY! HE DUCKS THE GUITAR SHOT, AND CONNECTS WITH THE ‘BOOK END!’

    Mike Tenay: And he’s right, Tony. Next Sunday night, this will be about respect between him and Jeff Jarrett. And I think right now that luck is on Booker T’s side!

    Tony Schiavone: Oh my goodness. Fans, we’re taking out last commercial break of the evening. DON’T GO AWAY, THE MAIN EVENT IS NEXT!


    (COMMERCIAL)



    (The camera fades back inside the arena)


    [font=verdana] Tony Schiavone: We’re back fans. And we’re all set for the Main Event of the night. The ‘Franchise’ Shane Douglas takes on the ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair. Let’s go to David Penzer!

    ~PERFECT STRANGERS!~


    (“Perfect Strangers” starts up and the fans boo as Shane Douglas walks out on stage. Douglas holds up the ‘Triple Threat’ sign)


    David Penzer: Ladies and gentlemen, THIS, is your MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING! Introducing first… From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania… He is the leader of the Triple Threat… THE ‘FRANCHISE’ SHAAAAAANE DOUGLAAAAAAS!

    (Douglas heads down the aisle laughing and cockily smirking at the fans before climbing inside the ring. Douglas climbs on the turnbuckle and throws up the ‘Triple Threat’ sign again as the music fades)


    ~WOOOOOOO!~


    (“Dawn” starts up and the fans cheer as Ric Flair walks out on stage and takes a moment to stop and spin around showing off his robe and the World Heavyweight Title. Flair then gives a loud ‘Woooo’ as sparks fly out from the entrance ramp)


    David Penzer: His opponent… From Charlotte, North Carolina… He is the WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION! The ‘NATURE BOY’ RIIIIIC FLAAAAAIR!

    (Flair heads down the aisle and climbs inside the ring and once again struts before taking his robe off as the music fades)


    Shane Douglas vs. Ric Flair


    The bell rings and both Flair and Douglas meet in the center of the ring. Douglas and Flair stare each other down and now Douglas slaps Flair! (Boos!) Flair retaliates with a slap of his own! Douglas turns back and nails him with a kick to the gut and nails him with a couple punches and backs him against the ropes. Douglas shoots Flair to the ropes, Flair rebounds and ducks a clothesline from Douglas. Douglas turns around and Flair hits a headlock takeover. Douglas gets back to his feet after a few moments and shoots Flair to the ropes. Flair bounces off and hits a shoulder tackle on Douglas. Flair hits the ropes again and leaps over a fallen Douglas. Flair rebounds again and they play leapfrog but Flair stops in his tracks. Douglas turns around and Flair takes him back down with a headlock takeover. (Cheers!) Flair tightens the hold but now Douglas gets back to his feet and shoots Flair off. Flair bounces off the ropes and Douglas quickly plants him with a dropkick! Douglas makes the cover, 1… Flair kicks out. Douglas stomps Flair a few times and now picks him up and chops him a few times and shoots him to the ropes. Flair rebounds and ducks a clothesline from Douglas and wraps him up from behind. Douglas elbows Flair a few times and hits the ropes but Flair runs up behind and clotheslines him over the top to the outside! (Cheers!)

    Tony Schiavone: And the World Heavyweight Champion sends the ‘Franchise’ to the outside after catching him off guard!

    Mike Tenay: Douglas didn’t see that one coming at all!

    Douglas stays on the outside as Flair looks on, gives a ‘Woooo!’ and then struts for a second infuriating Douglas. Douglas slides back inside the ring and goes after Flair but Flair ducks the attack and starts punching Douglas! Flair whips Douglas into the corner and Douglas hits hard. Flair runs up but Douglas gives him a back elbow. Flair stumbles out of the corner and Douglas grabs him and tosses him hard in the corner. Douglas stomps Flair a few times and now starts choking him with his boot. Douglas pulls Flair out of the corner and hits a scoop slam on Flair and delivers a quick knee drop to the head of Flair! Douglas covers, 1…2, Flair kicks out. Douglas locks in an armbar on Flair and tightens the hold. Flair gets back to his feet and punches Douglas a few times and shoots him to the ropes. Douglas bounces off and misses a clothesline from Flair and goes for a back suplex but Flair punches Douglas in the head blocking the maneuver! Flair grabs Douglas and tosses him back to the outside. Flair goes after Douglas and stomps him on the outside and now picks Douglas up and drops him chest first on the guardrail! (Cheers!) Flair stomps a fallen Douglas on the floor and now picks him up and whips him hard into the steel steps!

    Tony Schiavone: We’re seeing a different side of Ric Flair tonight. He’s unmercifully beating away on Shane Douglas!

    Mike Tenay: Well after all the smack talking Douglas has been doing for weeks, I’m not surprised.

    Flair sends Douglas back in the ring and now climbs in and gives him a few chops as he gets to his feet! (Wooo!) Flair shoots Douglas to the far side but Douglas reverses and sends Flair who hits the buckle hard but Flair runs out and Douglas catches him with a powerslam! (Oh!) Douglas covers, 1…2, Flair kicks out. Douglas picks Flair up and takes him to the corner and chops him a few times but Flair reverses and starts chopping Douglas in the corner! (Wooo!) Flair pulls Douglas out of the corner and sends him to the ropes but Douglas reverses. Flair rebounds and catches a ducking Douglas and plants him with a DDT! (Cheers!) Flair covers, 1…2, Douglas kicks out. Flair picks Douglas up but Douglas fights back with a few right hands to the ribs and now wraps him up and hits him with a backbreaker! Douglas covers, 1…2, Flair kicks out. Douglas continues working over the back of Flair and now drives his knee into his back and locks in a modified chin lock. Douglas tightens the hold but Flair refuses to give in. Douglas finally releases the hold after a good minute and now picks him up and chops him a few times. Douglas whips Flair into the corner and quickly runs in and nails Flair with a clothesline! Flair stumbles out of the corner and Douglas catches him, BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX! Douglas with the cover, 1…2… Flair kicks out!

    Tony Schiavone: Flair kicks out at the last second! And that was a close one!

    Douglas locks Flair in another chinlock and applies pressure but Flair starts fighting back and gets to his feet. Flair elbows Douglas a few times and now hits the ropes but Douglas quickly catches Flair in a sleeper but Flair counters that by ducking under Douglas and catching him with a back suplex! (Cheers!) Douglas and Flair are down but now Flair gets to his feet and stumbles into the ropes. Douglas is up and goes after Flair but Flair nails him with a few chops and backs him off. Flair shoots him to the ropes and ducks down. Douglas rebounds and goes for a kick but Flair catches the boot! Flair trips him up and goes for the ‘Figure 4’ but Douglas rolls him up in a pin, 1….2… Flair kicks out! Flair and Douglas get to their feet and Flair grabs him for a DDT and goes for it BUT DOUGLAS HOLDS ONTO THE ROPE! Flair hits the canvas and Douglas flips on top of Flair in a pin, AND HE HOLDS THE ROPE, 1…2….3!
    Winner: Shane Douglas via Pinfall
    Tony Schiavone: SHANE DOUGLAS HAS BEATEN THE WORLD CHAMPION!

    Mike Tenay: The ref didn’t see Douglas grab the middle rope for leverage, and just like that it cost the ‘Nature Boy!’

    Aftermath: Shane Douglas exits the ring and heads back up the entrance ramp laughing and pointing at Flair as he pleads his case to the referee.

    Tony Schiavone: And this can’t be good for Flair leading into Bash At The Beach. But you know Shane Douglas is as happy as can be. If the World Title were on the line we’d be seeing a new champion, in Shane Douglas.

    Mike Tenay: Well thankfully it wasn’t. But you’re right, Tony. This does smell trouble for Flair leading into Bash At The Beach. Hopefully he’ll be able to bounce back.

    Tony Schiavone: We’re outta time fans. For Mike Tenay, I’m Tony Schiavone. WE’LL SEE YOU ON THUNDER!

    (The camera fades out as Ric Flair stares at Douglas who is on the entrance ramp with the rest of the Triple Threat staring back at Flair)



    (FADE TO WCW LOGO)

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    Re: World Championship Wrestling 2001 and Beyond

    RHYNO'S REVIEW




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    THINGS I ENJOYED / THINK YOU SHOULD KEEP

    1.) The layout looks a million times better. Very easy to follow with the minimal amount of graphics needed to get your point across.

    2.) Your doing a great job of establishing your tag division. By my count, you have six viable tag teams in your division. That is a great sign for an orginization that has a great tradition of tag team wrestling

    3.) I really like how everyone on your roster has a purpose. Even the mid and lower card feuds have some reasoning behind them. This hearkens back to the days when everyone had a gimmick and meant something


    1. Flair and Douglas are on point. With the real-life heat between the two, it really resonates.
    2. Jarret and Booker T is a well-thought out heel/with stable vs. Face of the Orginization type feud to it. Booker needs a feud liek this to really cement himself as the "Alpha Dog" of your orginization.
    3. The Insiders/DoD, Steiners/Rhodes and Tga feuds are ok, but you have established enough reasons why the fans would care about them.



    THINGS I WAS UNSURE ABOUT / THINK YOU SHOULD LOOK AT

    1.) Shane Douglas beat Ric Flair! In no sane world does Shane Douglas beat "the dirtiest player in the game" by using those tactics. To Shane *%cking Douglas? (eyes bugging and heavy breathing)....(deep breath)...Ok, ok, I kid. Flair is my guy; always has been. To lose to Douglas like that was a kick in the nuts, but set up a real match later.

    2.) I really can't find anything, man. I love the show.


    Really looking forward to what you have in store, man.



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    Wednesday, July 12th 2001



    Live from Bi-Lo Center in Greenville, South Carolina



    The camera fades inside the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville, South Carolina. Fireworks start shooting off above the ring and the camera starts panning around the arena. After a few seconds the camera fades down to Tony Schiavone and Mike Tenay who are sitting at the announcers table


    Tony Schiavone: WE ARE LIVE INSIDE THE BI-LO CENTER! THIS IS THUNDER ON TBS! Hello everyone I’m Tony Schiavone alongside with my co-host Mike Teny the ‘Professor.’ And Mike we are just one week away from Bash At The Beach.

    Mike Tenay: And what a Pay Per View it’s shaping up to be. Already we’ve got two big matches signed. First you have Jeff Jarrett taking on Booker T. And of course, the World Heavyweight Championship will be on the line, as Shane Douglas, the ‘Franchise’ takes on the ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair.

    Tony Schiavone: And recently on Nitro you saw Shane Douglas walk away with a controversial victory over Ric Flair, and as I have been told moments ago before we even went on the air, Ric Flair is here tonight. And he will address that situation. As far as the rest of tonight goes, tell us what the fans are in store for, Mike.

    Mike Tenay: Well as always we’ve got a packed show tonight. Three titles will be on the line tonight. First off the newly crowned Cruiserweight Tag Team Champions, 3 Count will be defending the titles against former champions Billy Kidman and Rey Mysterio. After what went down on Nitro between Rick Steiner and Dustin Rhodes, Rick Steiner has earned the title shot against the United States Heavyweight Champion, Bill DeMott. AND also going back to Nitro. Because of Mike Awesome’s involvement in the Malice and Kevin Nash match, tonight Mike Awesome will be defending his Television Title in the Main Event, against none other than Diamond Dallas Page.

    Tony Schiavone: And on an interesting note, Diamond Dallas Page has never captured the Television Title before here in WCW.

    Mike Tenay: No he has not. But anything can happen tonight. Also in action, Ernest Miller takes on Kanyon. And stemming from what happened also last week, newly signed WCW talent, Bob “Hardcore” Holly takes on the ‘Hardcore Legend’ Terry Funk, and I don’t even see that being a wrestling match, but more so just an old fashioned fight.

    Tony Schiavone: You’re right about that, Mike. And on that note, let’s go to David Penzer for our opening bout, HERE ON THUNDER!


    ~DOWN ON ME!~


    “Down On Me” by Jackyl starts up and the fans cheer as Jason Jett walks out on stage and starts heading down the aisle


    David Penzer: Ladies and gentlemen this opening contest is set for one fall with a 15 minute time limit. Introducing first… From Atlantic City, New Jersey… JAAAASON JETT!

    Jett slaps a few hands down the aisle and now climbs up the apron and jumps inside the ring and quickly goes over to a turnbuckle, climbs up and raises his arms in victory as the music fades


    “Super” starts up and the fans cheer as Super Calo walks out on stage raising his arms in victory


    David Penzer: His opponent… From Guadalajara, Mexico…. SUUUUUPERRRRR CALOOOOOOOO!

    Super Calo heads down the aisle and slaps a few hands at ringside before sliding inside the ring. Calo climbs on the turnbuckle and raises his hands in the air as the music fades


    Jason Jett vs. Super Calo


    The bell rings and both Jett and Calo circle up and both exchange a handshake before locking up. Calo grabs Jett by the arm and locks an arm ringer but Jett reverses and locks an arm ringer of his own. Jett applies pressure but now Calo rolls on the mat, gets to his feet and reverses locking another arm ringer on Jett. Jett now manages to spin and hit a cartwheel and reverses the hold locking Calo in an armbar. (Claps!) Jett tightens the hold and now Calo tries to reach for the ropes but Jett pulls him back. Jett transitions into a hammerlock but now Calo elbows out of it and hits the ropes but Jett goes for a back elbow but Calo ducks and grabs the arm of Jett and shoots him to the ropes. Jett bounces off and Calo hip tosses him but Jett flips to his feet and catches Calo with a back kick to the gut. Jett hits the ropes and takes Calo down with a shoulder tackle. Jett hits the ropes, leaps over Calo, rebounds again and they play leap frog, Jett rebounds and dives through the legs as Calo goes for a monkey flip. Both back on their feet and Calo sidesteps Jett and catches him with an arm drag! Both back on their feet and Jett arm drags Calo. Jett handsprings to his feet as Calo nip ups to his and we’re at a standoff!

    Tony Schiavone: Both evenly matched thus far as we’re at a stand off. Hard to keep up with these cruiserweights sometimes.

    Mike Tenay: What really impresses me is the young Jason Jett, he’s 6’2 and manages to be like these cruiserweights who are barely even 6 foot. Very impressive.

    Jett and Calo lock up again and Calo takes Jett down with an arm drag. Jett gets up in the corner and Calo runs up and goes for a monkey flip but Jett holds on and places him on the turnbuckle and chops him! Jett climbs up with Calo but Calo shoves him off. Jett runs up but Calo catches him with a kick to the face, now perches up and leaps off connecting with a headscissors! Jett gets to his feet and Calo runs up, gets in a wheelbarrow position as Jett lifts him up and Calo catches him with an arm drag and Jett rolls out of the ring. Calo now hits the ropes AND DIVES THROUGH THE ROPES TO THE OUTSIDE ONTO JETT! (Cheers!) Calo picks Jett up and rolls him back in the ring and now climbs on the apron and up the turnbuckle. Jett gets to his feet and Calo leaps off and connects with a dropkick! Calo covers, 1…2, Jett kicks out. Calo picks Jett up and hits him with a few chops and sends him to the ropes. Jett rebounds and leaps over a ducking Calo. Calo turns around and Jett catches him with a superkick! (Oh!) Jett makes the cover, 1…2, Calo kicks out. Jett picks Calo up and sends him to the corner but Calo reverses and sends Jett. Jett hits the corner and Calo runs up but Jett elbows him in the head. Calo stumbles out of the corner, Jett runs up and Calo ducks a clothesline. Jett turns around and Calo kicks him in the gut and sets him up for a suplex but Jett spins around and knees Calo in the gut and sets him up, TIGER DRIVER! (Oh!) Jett with the cover, 1…2… Calo kicks out!

    Tony Schiavone: Calo kicks out at the last second after a big move from Jason Jett!

    Mike Tenay: That, Tony is what I’m talking about with Jason Jett. Moves like a cruiserweight but with his size, he’s able to hit those big moves like that tiger driver you just saw. What an athlete.

    Jett picks Calo up and gives him a chop and takes him to the corner and sets him up top. Jett climbs up with Calo but Calo starts punching Jett and knocks him off the corner once again. Jett runs up and Calo leaps off and rolls on the mat back to his feet. Calo runs up and Jett sidesteps him but Calo runs up the corner and leaps off with a twisting shoulder tackle that connects on Jett! Calo with the cover, 1…2, Jett kicks out. Calo picks Jett up and takes him to the ropes and chops him a few times and shoots him off but Jett reveres and send Calo. Calo hits the ropes but holds on and now Jett runs up and Calo lifts him over the top to the outside but Jett lands on the apron! Calo walks away from the ropes and turns around, JETT SLINGS OVER THE TOP ROPE AND HITS THE ‘AFTERBURNER!’ (Slingshot Somersault Clothesline) Jett gets to his feet to a big ovation from the crowd and now picks Calo up, ‘CRASH LANDING’ (Launching Vertical Suplex) CONNECTS AND THE COVER, 1…2…3!
    Winner: Jason Jett via ‘Crash Landing
    Tony Schiavone: And Jason Jett picks up the victory!

    Mike Tenay: What a way to kick off Thunder here tonight! Excellent action. Both competitors gave it their all but in the end, Jason Jett takes home the victory.

    Tony Schiavone: We’ve gotta take our first commercial break, stick around for more action!


    (COMMERCIAL)



    Tony Schiavone: We’re back ladies and gentlemen and we’re just about set to go with our next contest. It’s going to be ‘The Cat’ Ernest Miller taking on Kanyon.

    Mike Tenay: Kanyon has been on a roll as of late. But he’s got some competition against ‘The Cat.’

    Tony Schiavone: Let’s go to David Penzer!

    ~I’M THE GREATEST~


    “The Greatest” starts up and the fans cheer as The Cat walks out on stage. The Cat looks at the crowd for a moment and then slides to the left and starts shuffling his feet ala James Brown and then slides to the right and shuffles a bit before heading down the aisle


    David Penzer: This next contest is scheduled for one fall with a 15 minute time limit. Introducing first… From Atlanta, Georgia… ‘THE CAT’ ERNESSSSST MILLERRRRRRR!

    The Cat heads down the aisle and climbs inside the ring and starts shuffling his feet again before the music fades


    ~WHO’S BETTA THAN KANYON…. NOBODY~


    “Who Betta Than Kanyon” starts up and the fans boo as Kanyon walks out on stage with a smug look on his face holding his arms out


    David Penzer: His opponent… From Queens, New York… KAAANYOOON!

    Kanyon heads down the aisle and climbs inside the ring, mouthing off to a few of the fans as he climbs inside. Kanyon stares down Miller and scoffs at him while leaning against the corner as the music fades



    The bell rings and both Miller and Kanyon circle up. Kanyon goes for a lock up but Miller swings a kick at him and backs him off. Kanyon goes to lock up again and Miller throws another kick that backs him off. Kanyon rushes Miller but Miller rolls on the mat and back to his feet. Kanyon turns and Miller spin kicks him in the stomach, drops down and hits a throat thrust! Kanyon pops up and staggers and now Miller hits him with a dropkick! Miller covers, 1…2, Kanyon kicks out. Miller picks Kanyon up and nails him with a few chops and takes him to the ropes and shoots him off. Kanyon bounces off and Miller drops down and nails a back elbow to the gut, follows up with a snapmare and quickly gets to his feet and dropkicks the back of Kanyon’s head! (Cheers!) Miller covers, 1…2, Kanyon kicks out. Miller picks Kanyon up and takes him to the corner and gives him a few kicks to the chest and now shoots him off but Kanyon reverses. Kanyon runs in to attack but Miller gives him a back elbow. Kanyon staggers out of the corner as Miller gets on the second rope but Kanyon rushes in, grabs the leg of Miller and swings him out, causing Miller to crash hard on the canvas! Kanyon staggers around for a moment as Miller gets up holding his back in pain. Kanyon picks Miller up and hits a sitout double leg slam! Kanyon with the cover, 1…2, Miller kicks out.

    Tony Schiavone: And Kanyon takes advantage of this one after being taken advantage of by The Cat!

    Kanyon picks Miller up and punches him a few times and shoots him to the ropes. Miller bounces off and Kanyon hits him with a clothesline. Kanyon makes the cover, 1…2, Miller kicks out and Kanyon locks in a chinlock. Kanyon applies pressure but Miller refuses to give in. Miller starts fighting back and now makes it to his feet and elbows Kanyon a few times to break the hold. Miller hits the ropes and ducks a clothesline from Kanyon. Kanyon turns around and Miller hits him with a roundhouse kick! Kanyon dazed and confused falls to a knee and Miller winds up and kicks him hard in the chest that knocks him down! Miller covers, 1…2, Kanyon kicks out! Miller stomps Kanyon and now picks him up and shoots him to the corner. Kanyon hits hard and now Miller run up and nails him with a clothesline! Miller quickly hits the ropes, goes for the ‘Feliner’ BUT KANYON DUCKS IT! Miller misses the ‘Feliner’ and now turns around, ‘FLATLINER’ (Leg Hook Reverse STO) ON MILLER! Kanyon hooks the leg, 1…2…3!
    Winner: Kanyon via Flatliner
    Tony Schiavone: And Kanyon pulls out the victory!

    Mike Tenay: Kanyon scouted the ‘Feliner’ and quickly surprised The Cat with the ‘Flatliner.’ Like it or not, Kanyon is on an impressive winning streak.

    Tony Schiavone: Impressive indeed and he knows it. Right now folks, let’s take you to ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund standing by with the man or men that will do battle with Diamond Dallas Page tonight. Take it away Gene.

    Backstage


    The camera fades backstage where ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund is standing by with Jimmy Hart and the Hart Family


    Gene Okerlund: Alright, thank you Tony and Mike. Jimmy Hart, in the last few weeks you and your ‘family’ have been on a tear as of late, specifically with one, Goldberg. Recently these gentlemen beside you have beaten down Goldberg, put him through a table. Most recently your associate Malice took on Kevin Nash which ended in an attack by Mike Awesome. And now, your man Mike Awesome tonight thanks to the attack on Kevin Nash, goes up against Diamond Dallas Page tonight in the Main Event.

    Jimmy Hart: Well let me tell ya something ‘Mean’ Gene. If Diamond Dallas Page thinks that he’s gonna slap the ‘Diamond Cutter’ on Mike Awesome, he’s got another thing coming, baby! And if ‘Big Sexy’ Kevin Nash thinks he’s gonna come down and do anything, HE’S got another thing coming. Because the Family is gonna make sure that the Television Title stays right where it belongs.

    Gene Okerlund: Arrogant and cocky than ever…

    Mike Awesome butts in and grabs the microphone from Okerlund


    Mike Awesome: LISTEN HERE LITTLE MAN! It’s not cocky, IT’S CONFIDENCE! And I’m sure DDP is pretty DAMN confident that he’s gonna walk out as the Television Champion tonight, but I’ve got news for him so DDP I hope you’re listening, no, YOU BETTER be listening. Cuz I’m only gonna say this once… When I get you in the ring tonight, you… Are a dead man.

    Awesome leaves as the rest of the Hart Family follows



    (COMMERCIAL)



    The camera fades back inside the arena


    Tony Schiavone: Alright fans we’re back and right now lets take you back to last week where 3 Count managed to defeat the Filthy Animals to capture the Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles.


    The screen fades back to last week showing 3 Count winning the Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles



    Tony Schiavone: And that ladies and gentlemen brings us here tonight. The rematch.

    Mike Tenay: And the Animals have a chance to recapture the Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles and be the first team in history to do so.

    Tony Schiavone: Lets go to the ring!

    ~FILTHY, DIRTY, NASTY~


    “Filthy, Dirty, Nasty” starts up and the fans cheer as Rey Misterio and Billy Kidman walk out on stage


    David Penzer: This tag team contest is scheduled for one fall with a 15 minute time limit. And it is for the WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship! Introducing first… Billy Kidman… Rey Mysterio Jr… THE FILTHY ANIMALS!

    Kidman and Mysterio head down the aisle getting the fans hyped up before climbing inside the ring. Mysterio and Kidman both climb on separate turnbuckles and raise their arms in victory as the music fades


    ~EVERYBODY THREE COUNT, ONE, TWO, THREEEEEE~


    “Dance With 3 Count” starts up and the fans boo as Shannon Moore and Evan Karagias walk out on stage carrying the Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles


    David Penzer: Their opponents… They are the WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Champions… Evan Karagias… Shannon Moore… 3 COUNT!

    Moore and Karagias head down the aisle admiring their newly won titles before climbing inside the ring. 3 Count start showing off their belts to the former champions who brush them off as the music fades


    Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship

    Filthy Animals vs. 3 Count


    The bell rings and Mysterio and Karagias start things out. Mysterio and Karagias lock up and Karagias goes behind Mysterio and clubs him a few times in the back taking him down to a knee. Karagias stomps Mysterio a few times and now lifts him up and shoots him to the ropes. Mysterio bounces off and ducks a clothesline. Mysterio rebounds and hits a tilt-a-whirl headcissors! Karagias gets to his feet and attacks but Mysterio sidesteps him. Karagias bounces off and takes Mysterio down with a shoulder tackle. Karagias hits the ropes and leaps over Mysterio. Karagias bounces off and Mysterio leaps up and Karagias catches him and plants him with a powerbomb! (Oh!) Karagias covers, 1…2, Mysterio kicks out. Karagias pulls Mysterio up and tags in Moore. Moore comes in and chops Mysterio a few times and shoots him to the ropes and Kidman makes the blind tag! Mysterio holds onto the ropes and Moore runs up but Mysterio pulls the rope down and Moore topples to the outside. Kidman climbs in the ring and Mysterio bounces off the ropes and runs back to Kidman WHO LIFTS HIM UP AND LAUNCHES HIM OUTSIDE ONTO MOORE! (Cheers!) Karagias runs at Kidman who sidesteps him and tosses him to the outside. Karagias gets to his feet on the outside and Kidman slings himself over the top rope and crashes down on Karagias! (Cheers!)

    Tony Schiavone: And right off the bat the Animals and 3 Count are showing why this is a Cruiserweight Tag Team Title contest!

    Mike Tenay: And I don’t know about you but I think we need to get someone to examine that instant replay of Mysterio flying, I think he could’ve broken a record!

    Tony Schiavone: The Filthy Animals are definitely no short of amazing.

    Kidman rolls Moore back in the ring and climbs inside and quickly punches him a few times and shoots him to the ropes. Moore bounces off and slides under the legs of Kidman and wrap him up from behind. Kidman runs into the ropes and shoves Moore off. Moore rolls to his feet and Kidman turns around RIGHT INTO A SUPERKICK FROM MOORE! (Oh!) Moore with the cover, 1…2, Kidman kicks out. Moore picks Kidman up and nails him with a few right hands and takes him to the corner and gives him a few chops. Moore picks Kidman up and sits him on the turnbuckle and starts climbing up but Kidman starts fighting back and knocks him off. Moore runs up but Kidman kicks him in the face! Kidman wraps Moore up, TORNADO DDT! Kidman with the cover, 1…2, Moore kicks out. Kidman starts going for the tag to Mysterio but Karagias runs up and stomps him down! Mysterio tries to get involved but the ref stops him. Karagias and Moore start double teaming Kidman and they give him a double suplex. Karagias makes the cover, 1…2, Kidman kicks out. Karagias picks Kidman up and gives him a scoop slam. Karagias points to the turnbuckle and now starts climbing up. Kidman gets to his feet quickly and crotches Karagias! Kidman climbs up the turnbuckle and now turns around and grabs Karagias, ‘KID CRUSHER’ (Jumping Inverted Double Underhook Facebuster) OFF THE TOP! (Cheers!)

    Tony Schiavone: ‘KID CRUSHER’ OFF THE TOP! WE COULD HAVE NEW CHAMPIONS BUT KIDMAN IS TOO WEAK TO MAKE THE COVER!

    Mike Tenay: But you can see Mysterio just itching for the tag as he’s getting the fans to rally behind his friend and partner!

    Kidman and Karagias both down and now start crawling and both make the tags to their partners! Mysterio and Moore jump in and Moore attacks but Mysterio ducks under him and hits the ropes. Mysterio bounces off and goes into a wheelbarrow, and Mysterio hits a bulldog! Mysterio gets to his feet and Karagias nails him with a few right hands and shoots him to the ropes. Mysterio bounces off and ducks a clothesline and slides to the outside on the apron. Karagias runs up and Mysterio ducks down and nails him with a shoulder to the gut. Mysterio pulls Karagias to the floor on the outside. Kidman and Moore are mixed in a striking match but Moore gets the advantage with an enziguri! Moore runs up to Mysterio who gives him a shoulder to the gut. Moore doubles over and Mysterio leaps in with a sunset flip but Moore drops down on Mysterio, AND KARAGIAS HOLDS THE HANDS OF MOORE, 1…2…3!
    Winners and STILL Cruiserweight Tag Team Champions: 3 Count via Pinfall
    Tony Schiavone: 3 Count steal this one and retain the titles!

    Aftermath: 3 Count escape to the entrance aisle holding up their titles, pointing and laughing at the Filthy Animals who stand in the ring arguing with the ref about what happened.

    Mike Tenay: And two weeks straight 3 Count have beaten the Filthy Animals.

    Tony Schiavone: And you can be sure that now that they’ve won the titles, they’ll do anything to keep them. Fans don’t go away we’ll be right back.


    (COMMERCIAL)



    Backstage


    The camera fades into the backstage area where you can see Tommy Dreamer and Terry Funk talking

    Tommy Dreamer: Are you sure you don’t want me to be out there with you tonight?

    Terry Funk: Tommy, for the hundredth time, I’m sure. Don’t worry, I can handle myself.

    Tommy Dreamer: Look this isn’t about pride, man? Alright. We both know you can kick his ass but come on man. We both also know he’s younger and more-

    Terry Funk: More what? More what, Tommy? You think he’s better than me? Is that what you’re saying?

    Tommy Dreamer: No, that’s not what I’m saying, Terry, Look the only reason he’s got you tonight is because he wants my belt. He’s got some vendetta against me, I don’t know why, but he wants my belt. So he’s gonna go after you in order to get to me. And I’m not saying you can’t take him, I just…

    Terry Funk: You don’t think I can beat him. You don’t think I got what it takes to beat that little punk, do ya?

    Tommy Dreamer: No it’s not that. I just don’t want things to get crazy out there and you don’t have any help is all.

    Terry Funk stands up and looks at Dreamer


    Terry Funk: I got this.

    Terry Funk walks off as Dreamer looks on while the camera fades back to the announcers table


    Tony Schiavone: Well certainly as you said earlier, Mike. The match between Bob Holly and Terry Funk will be nothing short of a fight. Certainly Tommy Dreamer speculating whether Terry Funk can handle him tonight.

    Mike Tenay: Well we’ve known the reputation of Bob Holly for some time now. And it’s true, he does want the Hardcore Championship, currently being held by Terry Funk’s protégée, Tommy Dreamer.

    Tony Schiavone: We’ll see what transpires with that later on tonight. Right now let’s take you to ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund in the ring.

    In Ring Segment


    The camera fades down to the ring


    Gene Okerlund: Thanks, Tony and Mike. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! If you’d please help me welcome my guest at this time… THE ‘NATURE BOY’ RIC FLAIR!

    ~WOOOOOOOOO~


    “Dawn” starts up and the fans cheer as Ric Flair walks out onto the stage in a 3 piece suit, carrying the World Heavyweight Title around his shoulder. Flair spins around as fireworks and other pyro go off behind him. Flair lets out a ‘Wooo!’ and heads down the aisle, climbing inside the ring and standing next to ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund as the music fades


    Gene Okerlund: Ric Flair… ‘Nature Boy’ we are just in fact a little under a week away from Bash At The Beach. And tensions are riding high between you and Shane Douglas. It’s no secret that you lost rather unfairly to Douglas the other night on Nitro. But how does that leave you, walking into Bash At The Beach currently?

    Flair looks on with a smile on his face


    Ric Flair: ‘Mean’ Gene… You’re not only talking, to the man that has the 16 pounds of gold around his shoulder… ‘Woooo!’ You’re also talking to the ‘Dirtiest Player In The Game.’ And it just so happens, that I’ve been around this business for a looooong time that there are certain individuals that have picked up a trick here or two, from the ‘Nature Boy.’ On Nitro, Shane Douglas took a page out of my playbook, and I’ll go right ahead now, and tell him he beat me. I’ve said it so many times before, to be, THE MAN… ‘WOOOO!’ you gotta beat the man. On Nitro, he beat me. So by all rights, I’m sure he’s walking around with Bigelow, Candido, and Tammy… With his hair slicked back, wearing a three piece suit, maybe even sporting a ten grand custom made robe, calling himself the man. But there is one thing that needs to be said about that… And that is WE ARE LIVE, IN GREENVILLE, ‘WOOOOOOOOO!’ SOUTH CAROLINA!

    The fans cheer


    Ric Flair: And EVERYBODY in the Bi-Lo Center KNOWS WHO THE MAN IS! If the custom made three piece suit doesn’t give you a hint, here’s something right here, that will TELL YOU who the man is. *Holding Up The World Heavyweight Title* THIS RIGHT HERE MAKES YOU THE MAN! And DOUGLAS! YOU DON’T HAVE IT! You may have beaten me last week, but I’ve been beaten before. I’ve been beaten from head to toe, up and down this ring, all around it, in the aisle, in the back, AND IN THE STANDS, AND I’VE STILL HAD MORE TITLES THAN YOU’VE HAD WOMEN, ‘WOOOOOOOO!’

    The fans ‘Wooo’ as Flair looks on


    Ric Flair: So ‘Mean Gene,’ YOU ASK ME how it leaves me walking into Bash At The Beach? It leaves me more ready than ever. BECAUSE WHAT HAPPENED ON NITRO, ONLY MADE THINGS WORSE, FOR SHANE DOUGLAS! SHANE DOUGLAS! ‘FRANCHISE!’ NEXT WEEK, YOU AND I ARE HEADING TO DAYTONA, BEACH! We’re gonna get inside this ring… We’re gonna go toe to toe, and we’re gonna sweat! I AM GOING TO LEAVE YOU IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS RING A BEATEN AND BROKEN MAN! And when the smoke settles. When the lights go out. And when Nitro comes the next day… You’re gonna wake up, look yourself in the mirror, and you’re gonna tell yourself, and KNOW that you were BEATEN by the greatest wrestler on the face of this earth. YOU’RE GONNA- Hold this, Gene.

    Flair stops in mid sentence to hand Gene Okerlund the World Title, and then starts to take off his jacket as the fans cheer him on. Flair slams the jacket down on the mat


    Ric Flair: YOU’RE GONNA COME TO THE ARENA THE NEXT NIGHT ON NITRO! YOU’RE GONNA COME INTO THIS RING! And by god, you’re gonna tell the WORLD that you were beaten by the ‘Nature Boy.’ YOU’RE GONNA LOOK YOUR FRIENDS IN THE EYES, AND YOU’RE GONNA TELL EM, THAT RIC FLAIR IS STILL THE MAN! Because whether you LIKE IT OR NOT! I’ve got the gold. MAYBE when I’m long gone from the WCW… Maybe when I’m at my beach house in Palm Springs, sitting on an old rocking chair, remembering the olden days, WALKING WITH A CANE, MAYBE THEN, you’ll be the World Heavyweight Champion… BUT AS LONG AS I CAN STILL DO THIS-

    Flair suddenly starts strutting, hits the ropes and drops an elbow on the mat, the fans cheering him on every second of it


    Ric Flair: AS LONG AS I CAN STILL DO THAT! Shane Douglas, at Bash At The Beach, you don’t have a prayer in the world at beating me. BECAUSE I’M RIC FLAIR! I’M THE ‘LIMOUSINE RIDIN!’ ‘JET FLYIN’ ‘KISS STEALIN’ WHEELIN DEALIN’ SON OF A GUN! YOU’RE JUST A PUNK FROM PITTSBURGH WHO WISHES HE WAS THE ‘NAAAAAATURE BOY!’ ‘WOOOOOOO!’

    The fans cheer as Ric Flair looks on and catches his breath


    Ric Flair: NEXT WEEK! Shane Douglas… You and I got a date in the middle of this ring… And by god when it’s all said and done, just like allll the big dates I’ve had in the past and in the present. I’m walking in, styling and profiling, and I’m gonna walk out, the man! And you’re gonna be left with a broken heart, and crying. *Slowly Speaking* ‘Wooooooooooooooo!’

    Gene Okerlund: THANK YOU ‘NATURE BOY!’

    Tony Schiavone: RIC FLAIR AT HIS FINEST! STICK AROUND FANS WE’LL BE BACK!


    (COMMERCIAL)



    The camera fades back inside the arena


    Tony Schiavone: Alright fans, we’re just about set for our next contest. It was just a couple weeks ago that Bob Holly, and his cousin Crash made their appearance on WCW programming… Aiming strictly for the WCW Hardcore Champion, Tommy Dreamer. Since then, the Holly Cousins have been on a tare. Recently beating Terry Funk and Tommy Dreamer in tag team competition, but right now, it’s going to be Bob Holly and the ‘Hardcore Legend’ Terry Funk in that ring, right now. Let’s go to David Penzer!

    “Slow Death” by Zack Tempest starts up and the fans boo as Bob Holly makes his way out on stage to a chorus of boos from the fans. Holly holds his hands at his hips and stares at the fans before heading down the aisle


    David Penzer: This next contest is set for one fall with a 15 minute time limit… Introducing first… From Mobile, Alabama… BOB ‘HARDCORE’ HOLLYYYYYYY!

    Holly climbs inside the ring and looks on at the fans continuing to boo him as the music fades


    “Funk U” starts up and the fans cheer as Terry Funk walks out on stage with Tommy Dreamer beside him. Terry and Tommy Dreamer talk for a few seconds with Terry motioning him to head backstage and he does. Terry starts heading down the aisle with his eyes focused on Holly


    David Penzer: His opponent…. From the Double Cross Ranch in Amarillo, Texas… He is the ‘Hardcore Legend’ TERRYYYYYYY FUNK!

    Funk gets to the ring but Holly quickly slides out and the two start brawling on the floor!


    Bob ‘Hardcore’ Holly vs. Terry Funk


    Funk and Holly trade punches on the outside but now Holly gets the upper hand and grabs Funk and shoves him hard into the guardrail. Holly stomps Funk a few times and now grabs him and tosses him in the ring. Holly climbs inside but Funk falls on top of him and starts punching away. Funk picks Holly up and takes him to the corner and gives him a flurry of punches to the head and kidneys. Funk shoots Holly to the far side and Holly hits the corner and Funk runs up but Holly gives him a back elbow. Funk staggers out of the corner and Holly nails him with a clothesline! Holly with the cover, 1…2, Funk kicks out. Holly punches Funk a few times and now picks him up and shoots him to the ropes. Funk bounces off and Holly nails him with a vicious back elbow. Holly bounces off the ropes again and dropkicks Funk in the back of his head as he’s sitting down and now goes for the cover again, 1…2, Funk kicks out. Holly gets to his feet and starts stomping away at Funk and ends up kicking him out of the ring. Holly goes to the outside and stomps Funk a few times and now picks him up and slams him hard on the floor. The fans boo Holly as he just nudges Funk with his boot and tells him to get up.

    Tony Schiavone: And Bob Holly is just manhandling the ‘Hardcore Legend’ here.

    Mike Tenay: Never question the age difference with Terry Funk. The man can brawl with the best of them but Holly, you’re right Tony, just manhandling the Funker.

    Funk starts getting back to his feet and Holly nails him with a few big forearm shots. Holly picks Funk up and shoots him to the steps but Funk reverses and sends Holly and Holly hits hard! (Cheers!) Holly holds his shoulder in pain and now Funk starts punching away at him! Funk grabs Holly and lifts him up and drops him chest first on the guardrail! Funk takes Holly and puts him back in the ring. Funk climbs in and Holly starts getting to his feet but Funk grabs him AND NAILS A DDT! Funk makes the cover, 1…2, Holly kicks out. Funk stomps Holly a few times and now drops down and starts biting him! The ref warns Funk and now Funk picks him up and takes him to the corner and nails him with a few punches and shoots him to the corner but Holly reverses and sends Funk. Funk hits the corner and Holly runs up and hits him with a big clothesline! Holly pulls him out of the corner and sets him up, HOLLY HITS HIM WITH A POWERBOMB! (Oh!) Holly covers, 1…2, Holly lifts his head up! Holly shakes his head no and that he’s not done yet. Holly picks Funk up and sets him up, ‘ALABAMA SLAMMER’ (Double Leg Slam) ON FUNK! Holly covers, 1…2…3!
    Winner: Bob ‘Hardcore’ Holly via ‘Alabama Slammer’
    Aftermath: Holly continues to attack Terry Funk but Tommy Dreamer rushes down to the ring with a chair causing Holly to flee. The two stare at each other as Dreamer tends to Funk

    Tony Schiavone: And Tommy Dreamer, he stayed in the back. That was the wish of Terry Funk. But thank goodness he came out when he did.

    Mike Tenay: Bob Holly wasn’t finished with Funk you could tell but Tommy Dreamer comes out to make the save. You know Dreamer and Holly are gonna meet in the ring soon to settle their differences.

    Tony Schiavone: I don’t even think it will be settled. Stay tuned fans we’ll be back.


    (COMMERCIAL)



    Backstage


    The camera fades back inside the arena, backstage in Shane McMahons office. Shane McMahon is on the phone speaking while Totally Buff and Elizabeth wait. Buff and Luger stand their looking impatient until finally Shane McMahon gets off the phone


    Shane McMahon: Alright, sorry about that. What can I do for you two?

    Buff Bagwell: Boss man, I’m sure you saw what happened on Nitro the other night when me and Lex beat those two chumps O’Hare and Palumbo right?

    Shane McMahon: I saw. Yes.

    Lex Luger: So bottom line, we beat em, we want a title shot against Kronik at Bash At The Beach.

    Shane McMahon: Well… You two certainly make a valid point. All things considered… I’m sorry, but I’ve already got Kronik defending the Tag Team Titles against the Mamalukes.

    Buff Bagwell: WHAT!?!?! THE MAMALUKES!?!?! WHO THE HELL ARE THEY TO GET A SHOT AT THE BELTS!?!?!

    Shane McMahon: Well, they beat Kronik twice in the last two weeks… So I feel they should get a title shot. Obviously you two have a problem with that.

    Lex Luger: Yeah we got a problem with that. We’ve got a BIG problem with that. We haven’t gotten a title shot at all since you took over. As a matter of fact, we’re probably the ONLY ONES who haven’t gotten a title shot since you took over. We’re starting to think that you’ve got some personal vendetta against us.

    Shane McMahon sits back in his chair and smiles


    Shane McMahon: Guys, I can assure you that I don’t have a problem with either of you. Now given any other situation, yes I would have granted you a shot at the titles. Unfortunately, your timing is just terrible. So here’s what’s gonna happen. Bash At The Beach, you two will face off with the Natural Born Thrillers again. Whoever wins… They’ll get the first shot at the belts. Deal?

    Luger and Buff look at each other and nod in approval


    Lex Luger: You better keep your word…

    Totally Buff and Liz walk off as the camera fades back to the announcers table


    Tony Schiavone: Well how do you like that? Another match added to Bash At The Beach. It will be Totally Buff and the Natural Born Thrillers, the winners will get a shot at the Tag Team Titles.

    Mike Tenay: And it will either be the Mamalukes or the Tag Team Champions, Kronik.

    Tony Schiavone: Wouldn’t it be something if the Mamalukes can overcome the odds and beat the champions three times in a row and becoming the Tag Team Champions in doing so?

    Mike Tenay: Well they aren’t strangers to tag team gold.

    Tony Schiavone: No they are not. Speaking of gold, the United States Heavyweight Title is about to be defended. Let’s go to the ring to David Penzer!

    ~WELCOME… TO THE…. DOG POUND~


    “The Dog Pound” starts up and the fans boo as Rick Steiner walks out on stage ‘Barking’ before heading down the aisle


    David Penzer: This next contest is scheduled for one fall with a 20 minute time limit. And it is for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championhip…. Introducing first… From Detroit, Michigan… The ‘Dogface Gremlin’ RIIIIIICK STEIIIIIIINER!

    Steiner climbs inside the ring and starts to get ready as the music fades


    ~NO LAUGHING MATTER~


    “No Laughing Matter” starts up and the fans cheer as Bill DeMott walks out on stage carrying the US Title around his shoulder


    David Penzer: His opponent… From Trenton, New Jersey… He is the WCW United States Heavyweight Champion… BILL DEEEEEMOTT!

    DeMott heads down the aisle and climbs inside the ring and stares down Rick Steiner. DeMott climbs up the turnbuckle and holds up the US Title as the music fades



    United States Title

    Rick Steiner vs. Bill DeMott ©


    The bell rings and Steiner and DeMott lock up and DeMott locks Steiner in an arm ringer. DeMott tightens the hold and now Steiner reverses and locks DeMott in an arm ringer but now goes behind DeMott and takes him down to the mat and locks on a crossface but DeMott squirms and reaches the ropes. Both back to their feet and they go to lock up but Steiner goes behind DeMott and takes him back down to the mat again and keeps him grounded. Steiner locks DeMott around the waist but now DeMott sits down on the mat and manages to push himself into Steiner and gets to his feet. DeMott goes behind Steiner and takes Steiner down with a collegiate wrestling takedown that surprises Steiner as DeMott gets to his feet and backs off. Steiner starts talking trash to DeMott saying he can’t out wrestle him and shoves DeMott. (Boos!) DeMott smiles and nods and now goes and drops down the mat on all fours and tells screams for Steiner to do something. Steiner unsure of what to do quickly runs up and kicks DeMott in the gut! (Boos!)

    Tony Schiavone: Oh now that was a mistake by DeMott.

    Mike Tenay: Both DeMott and Steiner were trading wrestling takedowns. Rick Steiner a former amateur wrestler in college almost seemed offended that DeMott was getting the better of him. And DeMott willingly was gonna go ahead and wrestle him.

    Tony Schiavone: Well he’s paying for it now.

    Steiner stomps DeMott a few times and now picks him up and gives him a big snap suplex and floats over into the cover, 1…2, DeMott kicks out. Steiner picks him up and chops him a few times and now takes him to the corner and starts stomping him. Steiner starts choking him out with his boot and now the ref finally backs him off. Steiner picks DeMott up and shoots him to the corner. DeMott hits the corner and Steiner runs up but DeMott moves out of the way and rolls him up in a school boy, 1…2, Steiner kicks out. Steiner and DeMott both to their feet and DeMott takes Steiner down with an arm drag and locks in the hold and tightens it. Steiner gets to his feet and now punches DeMott a few times to break the hold and now shoots him to the ropes. DeMott bounces off and ducks a clothesline. Steiner turns around and DeMott kicks him in the gut, hits the ropes and snaps off a neckbreaker! DeMott covers, 1…2, Steiner kicks out. DeMott picks Steiner up and takes him to the corner and gives him a few chops and shoots him to the corner but Steiner reverses and sends DeMott. DeMott hits the corner and Steiner runs in but runs right into the boot of DeMott. Steiner stumbles out of the corner and DeMott runs up and nails him with a back elbow. Steiner gets to his feet and DeMott kicks him in the gut and gives him a big knee lift! DeMott makes the cover, 1…2, Steiner kicks out.

    Tony Schiavone: And the US Champion is certainly doing a number on Rick Steiner!

    DeMott picks Steiner up and nails him with a few chops but Steiner rakes him in the eyes. Steiner shoots DeMott to the ropes but DeMott reverses and sends Steiner. Steiner bounces off the ropes and catches a ducking DeMott and plants him with a DDT! Steiner with the cover, 1…2, DeMott kicks out. Steiner nails DeMott with a few punches and now picks him up and shoots him to the corner and runs in and nails him with a clothesline! DeMott stumbles out of the corner and Steiner wraps him up, BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX! Steiner with the cover, 1…2… DeMott kicks out. Steiner picks DeMott up and shoots him to the ropes but DeMott reverses. Steiner bounces off and DeMott locks on a sleeper but Steiner ducks and squirms out of it and wraps DeMott up, BIG BACK SUPLEX! Steiner with the cover again, 1…2… DeMott kicks out. Rick Steiner gets to his feet and now starts barking as the fans boo. Suddenly the camera pans around to the aisle where Dustin Rhodes is shown walking to the ring. Dustin Rhodes gets to ringside and now Rick Steiner starts talking smack to Rhodes on the outside who continues to just stand there. Steiner continues to scream at Rhodes and now DeMott grabs him from behind, runs him into the ropes and hits an okana roll, 1…2…3!
    Winner and STILL United States Heavyweight Champion: Bill DeMott via Pinfall
    Aftermath: DeMott slides out of the ring with the title in hand and meets with Dustin Rhodes. Both start walking up the aisle staring at Rick Steiner who is livid.

    Tony Schiavone: And Bill DeMott retains the title!

    Mike Tenay: Rick Steiner was more concerned with the presence of Dustin Rhodes that he completely let DeMott get back to his feet, DeMott hits an okana roll pinning combination, and was able to get the three count to keep the title.

    Tony Schiavone: And with that fans, we are moments away from our Main Event, stick around, we’ll be right back!


    (COMMERCIAL)



    Backstage


    The camera fades backstage where a black stretch limousine pulls up in the parking lot. The limousine parks and sits there as the camera fades back to the announcers table


    Tony Schiavone: Okay what’s the deal with the limousine?

    Mike Tenay: More importantly why is it arriving now?

    Tony Schiavone: Something is funny here but nevertheless fans, it’s time for the Main Event. Mike Awesome defends the Television Title against Diamond Dallas Page, let’s go to the ring!

    ~SELF HIGH FIVE~


    “Self High Five” starts up and the fans cheer as Diamond Dallas Page walks out on stage. DDP walks to the center of the aisle and raises up the ‘Diamond Cutter’ taunt and then throws his hands down and yells ‘Bang’ while fireworks go off


    David Penzer: Ladies and gentlemen THIS is your MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING! And it is for the WCW Television Championship! Introducing first… From the Jersey Shore… DIAMOND DALLASSSSSSS PAAAAAAAAGE!

    DDP heads down the aisle and slaps a few hands along the way before climbing in the ring. Once inside the ring, DDP spins around pointing to the fans and then does another ‘Diamond Cutter’ taunt as the music fades


    ~I’M AWESOME… AND YOU’RE NOT~


    “The Beautiful People (Instrumental)” by Marilyn Manson starts up and the fans boo as Mike Awesome walks out on stage raising his arms in victory along with the Television Title. Jimmy Hart stands by Awesome’s side pointing at him and hyping him up as they head down the aisle


    David Penzer: His opponent, being accompanied to the ring by his manager, Jimmy Hart. He is from Tampa, Florida… And is the WCW Television Champion… MIIIIIKE AWESOOOOOOME!

    Awesome and Hart walk down the aisle with Awesome pointing and shouting at DDP who stands inside the ring leaning against the turnbuckle. Awesome climbs on the apron and over the top rope into the ring, once again yelling at DDP and showing off the Television Title as the music fades



    Television Championship

    Diamond Dallas Page vs. Mike Awesome ©


    The bell rings and DDP and Awesome circle one another up. Awesome goes in on the attack but DDP ducks under him and starts throwing wild haymakers at Awesome, backing him into the corner. DDP stays on Awesome but now the ref steps in between and backs DDP off but DDP nudges the ref out of the way and goes back on the attack! (Cheers!) DDP hammers away at Awesome but now Awesome starts fighting him back and pushes him off. DDP runs up but Awesome nails him with a big boot that takes him off his feet! Awesome stomps DDP on the canvas and now picks him up and sends him to the corner. Awesome comes up and starts stomping away at the ribs of DDP and now starts choking him with his boot. Awesome releases the choke and now pulls him out of the corner and picks him up high in a military press! Awesome screams at the fans while holding DDP up and now walks him over to the ropes and dumps him out on the floor!

    Tony Schiavone: My GOD the strength of Mike Awesome is unbelievable.

    Mike Tenay: He just lifted DDP up like it was nothing, held him up for a while and then viciously dropped him out of the ring to the concrete floor.

    Awesome climbs out onto the floor and now picks DDP up and shoves him hard into the guardrail. DDP screams in pain and now Awesome tosses him back in the ring. Awesome climbs inside and kicks DDP as he tries to get back to his feet and now goes for a cover, 1…2, DDP kicks out. Awesome picks DDP up and tosses him into the corner. DDP hits hard and Awesome runs up but DDP moves out of the way! Awesome hits chest first and now DDP hits him with a discuss clothesline as he stumbles out of the corner but Awesome still stays on his feet! DDP punches Awesome a few times and now hits the ropes and leaps with a flying shoulder tackle AND AWESOME TOPPLES TO THE OUTSIDE ON THE FLOOR! (Cheers!) DDP gets to his feet and points to the fans, spinning around yet holding his ribs in pain as Jimmy Hart goes to check on Awesome. DDP climbs out of the ring and now Jimmy Hart backs off. DDP grabs Awesome and gives him a few chops. DDP grabs Awesome and takes him over to the steel steps and bangs his head against them! (Cheers!) DDP tosses Awesome back in the ring and now DDP climbs on the apron and up the turnbuckle. DDP perches himself at the top as Awesome gets to his feet, DDP HITS A MISSILE DROPKICK! DDP makes the cover, 1…2… Awesome kicks out!

    Tony Schiavone: And we almost had a new champion!

    Mike Tenay: DDP using whatever he can to keep the big man off his feet. That time he connects with a big missile dropkick off the top, and Awesome didn’t see it coming.

    DDP grounds Awesome and starts punching away at him. Jimmy Hart suddenly jumps on the apron and starts distracting the ref and now Awesome gives DDP a low blow! (Boos!) Awesome gets back to his feet and now picks DDP up and goes behind him and wraps him up, RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX! (Oh!) Awesome makes the cover, 1…2… DDP kicks out! Awesome can’t believe it. Awesome locks on a surfboard maneuver on DDP and digs his foot into the back of DDP and adds more pressure but DDP refuses to give up. The fans rally behind him and now DDP starts getting to his feet but Awesome releases the hold and clotheslines DDP in the back of the head! Awesome covers, 1…2… DDP gets the shoulder up! Awesome picks DDP up and now gives him a big slam and now points to the top rope. Awesome starts climbing up the turnbuckle and now perches himself at the top, ‘AWESOME SPLASH’ MISSES! DDP ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY! Awesome is hurt and now DDP is up and waits for Awesome. Awesome gets up holding his gut, DDP GOES FOR THE ‘DIAMOND CUTTER’ BUT AWESOME SHOVES HIM OFF! DDP bounces off the ropes and ducks a clothesline from Awesome, AND NOW LEAPS ON HIS BACK AND HAS A SLEEPER HOLD LOCKED IN!

    Tony Schiavone: HE’S TRYING TO PUT THE BIG MAN TO SLEEP!

    Mike Tenay: And after that failed ‘Awesome Splash’ a lot of the wind from Awesome is gone, this is a perfect opportunity for DDP to put him to sleep and win the title!

    While DDP has the sleeper locked on the camera splits in two and you see that the limousine from earlier, with a door open but nobody inside


    Tony Schiavone: WHO is in that limousine?

    Mike Tenay: I don’t know who’s in that limousine but now I’m getting worried!

    DDP continues to try and wear Awesome down but now Awesome manages to run him back first into the turnbuckle to break the hold. Awesome turns around and clubs DDP with a few right hands and now picks DDP up on the corner and nails him with a big right hand. Awesome climbs up the turnbuckle with DDP and now turns around and tries to scoop DDP on his shoulder looking to go for a super powerslam of some sorts but DDP is fighting out of it. DDP elbows Awesome a few times in the skull and now breaks free of his grasp. DDP nails him a few more times and now positions himself, ‘DIAMOND CUTTER’ OFF THE TURNBUCKLE! The fans are on their feet but both DDP and Awesome are down. DDP slowly crawls and makes the cover but Jimmy Hart once again has the ref distracted! DDP gets to his feet and now grabs Jimmy Hart AND DECKS HIM BETWEEN THE EYES! Awesome is back on his feet and DDP doesn’t see him. DDP turns around and Awesome levels him with a big lariat! Awesome signals and now picks DDP up, ‘AWESOME BOMB’ (One Shoulder Powerbomb) ON DDP! Awesome drops down and hooks the leg, 1…2…3!
    Winner and STILL TV Champion: Mike Awesome via ‘Awesome Bomb’
    Tony Schiavone: MIKE AWESOME STEALS THIS ONE FROM DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE!

    Mike Tenay: Jimmy Hart provided the right time for him to interfere, and that was the wrong time for Diamond Dallas Page. The Hart Family steal this victory away.

    Aftermath: Mike Awesome stands inside the ring celebrating with the title but suddenly gets a shocked look on his face “Invasion” hits the speakers

    Tony Schiavone: WAIT A MINUTE! COULD THIS BE WHO WAS IN THE LIMO!?!?!?!

    Suddenly Goldberg is shown hopping over the guardrail


    Tony Schiavone: IT IS! IT’S GOLDBERG! AND AWESOME DOESN’T SEE HIM!

    Goldberg slides inside the ring and Awesome turns around and Goldberg hits him with the ‘Spear!’ The fans are on their feet as Goldberg gives them the signal


    Mike Tenay: ‘SPEAR’ BY GOLDBERG, AND HE’S CALLING FOR THE ‘JACKHAMMER!’

    Tony Schiavone: AND THE HART FAMILY ARE NOWHERE IN SIGHT!

    Goldberg picks Mike Awesome up to his feet with DDP on the ground cheering him on telling him to do it. Goldberg sets Awesome up and looks at the fans for a second before lifting him up, ‘JACKHAMMER’ ON MIKE AWESOME!


    Tony Schiavone: HE DID IT! HE JUST ‘JACKHAMMERED’ MIKE AWESOME!

    Jimmy Hart is on the outside scared as ever and now suddenly the Hart Family are shown making their way to the ring but DDP quickly slid out of the ring and grabbed two chairs and tossed one to Goldberg. DDP and Goldberg stand inside the ring with chairs at the ready


    Tony Schiavone: WE’VE GOT A STANDOFF IN THE RING, BUT WE’RE OUT OF TIME! WE’LL SEE YOU ON NITRO!

    The camera fades with Goldberg and DDP continuing standing in the ring ready for anything to happen



    (FADE TO WCW LOGO)


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    Re: World Championship Wrestling 2001 and Beyond

    Alright guys, for those of you that have checked this diary out... After tweaking around with the layout, I think I like the way I displayed my recent Thunder post. What I wanna know is how you guys like it. For one thing, I'm looking at the matches themselves, should I display them in quotes with colors of the show IE Blue for Thunder, Red for Nitro... OR should I leave them with regular old black font. What do you guys suggest, and how does the rest of the layout look. Critisism will definitely be appreciated as I'm trying to make this as easy to read and look well.

    Also, I used to do it a while back, before shows I would post a preview of the upcoming shows and everything, but after a while I just got tired just trying to come up with a good preview of what to expect and just decided to throw the shows out there aside from when the PPV is about to happen, THEN and ONLY THEN would I do a preview post. So would you guys want to see a preview post of upcoming Nitro and Thunder shows?

    Let me know guys. Thanks again for checking this diary out. Cheers.

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