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    World Wrestling Federation: The Montreal Fallout

    Survivor Series 1997
    November 9th, 1997


    The opening bout saw The New Age Outlaws emerge as survivors as they teamed with The Godwinns to take on The Headbangers and The New Blackjacks. Road Dogg and Billy Gunn last eliminated Thrasher of The Headbangers to grab the victory with a great double team move that saw them once again prove they are the hottest tag team in the WWF today.


    Kurrgan of The Truth Commission was the sole survivor as he lead his team to victory over The Disciples of Apocalypse. Kurrgan looked dominant throughout the match as he eliminated all four members of D.O.A., last eliminating Crush with an impressive looking sidewalk slam.


    In a feel-good moment for the partisan Montreal crowd, The British Bulldog lead Team Canada to a win over Team USA. Bulldog was joined by Jim Neidhart and The Can-Am Express, while Team USA was represented by Marc Mero, Vader, Goldust and newcomer Steve Blackman. Close to the end, things looked bleak for Bulldog as he was left facing Goldust and Vader, only for Goldust to turn his back on Vader, allowing Bulldog to grab the win with the help of the ringbell.


    Mankind put up an incredible fight against Kane, but ‘The Big Red Machine’ was just too powerful as he put Mankind away. In a match that was fought under an eerie red light, Mankind and Kane engaged in a brutal battle which saw Mankind suffer a lot of punishment, which lead to Kane picking up the win.


    The Legion of Doom joined forces with Ken Shamrock and Ahmed Johnson to battle The Nation of Domination, with Shamrock impressing everyone as he emerged as the lone survivor. In an embarrassing turn of events, The Nation’s lead Faarooq was their first man eliminated, which set the stage for The Rock to show exactly what he’s made of. However, it was Shamrock who won the day, seeing off D’Lo Brown and then The Rock to win the match.


    The Intercontinental Title was on the line as the champion, Canada’s own Owen Hart defended the title against ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin. In what was a rematch of the infamous match at SummerSlam 1997 where Austin suffered a broken neck at Owen’s hands, Austin rallied to beat Owen in just over 4 minutes to become Intercontinental Champion for the second time.


    And then the main event, Bret Hart defending the WWF Championship against Shawn Michaels. Before the match officially got under way, Hart and Michaels engaged in a ferocious brawl around the ringside area, until finally the match started. In a controversial moment, Michaels locked Hart in the sharpshooter, and as Hart tried to reverse the move, referee Earl Hebner called for the bell to be rung. It was announced that Michaels was the new champion, despite it appearing that Hart never actually submitted.


    In the moments immediately after the match, Hart would spit in Vince McMahon’s face and then trash the ringside area, before signalling to his fans that he was indeed signing with the rival WCW, bringing an undignified end to his illustrious WWF career.

    The World Wrestling Federation
    Roster Accurate as of November 10th, 1997


    Ahmed Johnson
    Bart Gunn
    Billy Gunn
    'Blackjack' Bradshaw
    'Blackjack' Windham
    Bob Holly
    Brian Christopher
    British Bulldog

    Chainz
    Crush
    Devon Storm
    D’Lo Brown
    Doug Furnas
    Faarooq

    Flash Funk
    Goldust
    Henry O. Godwinn
    Jeff Jarrett
    Jesus Castillo Jr.
    Jim Neidhart
    Jose Estrada Jr.
    Kama Mustafa
    Kane

    Ken Shamrock
    Kurrgan
    Mankind
    'Marvellous' Marc Mero
    Mark Henry
    Miguel Perez Jr.
    Mosh
    Owen Hart
    Phil LaFon
    Phineas I. Godwinn
    Recon
    Road Dogg

    ‘Road Warrior’ Animal
    ‘Road Warrior’ Hawk
    Salvatore Sincere
    Savio Vega

    Scott Taylor
    Skull
    Shawn Michaels
    Sniper

    Steve Blackman
    ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin
    Taka Michinoku
    The Patriot
    The Rock
    The Sultan

    The Undertaker
    Thrasher
    Triple H
    Vader
    8-Ball


    Tag Teams and Stables


    D-Generation X; Shawn Michaels and Triple H
    Los Boricuas; Jesus Castillo Jr, Jose Estrada Jr. Miguel Perez Jr. and Savio Vega
    The Disciples of Apocalypse; Crush, Chainz, Skull and 8-Ball
    The Can-Am Express; Doug Furnas and Phil LaFon
    The Godwins; Henry O. and Phineas I. Godwin
    The Headbangers; Mosh and Thrasher
    The Legion of Doom; ‘Road Warrior’ Animal and ‘Road Warrior’ Hawk
    The Hart Foundation; British Bulldog, Jim Neidhart and Owen Hart
    The Nation of Domination; D'Lo Brown, Faarooq, Kama Mustafa and The Rock
    The New Age Outlaws; Billy Gunn and Road Dogg
    The New Blackjacks; 'Blackjack' Bradshaw and 'Blackjack' Windham
    The Truth Commission; Kurrgan, Recon and Sniper


    Personnel


    Chyna; Currently Managing D-Generation X
    Doc Hendrix; Backstage Interviewer
    Gerald Brisco
    Howard Finkel; Ring Announcer
    Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler; Colour Commentator
    Jim Cornette; Colour Commentator
    Jim Ross; Play-by-play Announcer
    Linda McMahon; WWF Chief Executive Operator
    Luna Vachon
    Kevin Kelly; Backstage Interviewer
    Marlena
    Michael Cole; Backstage Interviewer
    Pat Paterson
    Paul Bearer; Currently Managing Kane
    ‘Ravishing’ Rick Rude; Currently Managing D-Generation X

    Sable; Currently Managing Marc Mero
    Sgt. Slaughter; WWF Commisioner
    Sunny
    The Jackyl; Currently Managing The Truth Commission
    Tony Chimel; Ring Announcer
    Vince McMahon; Play-by-play Announcer

    Champions


    WWF Champion; Shawn Michaels
    Intercontinental Champion; 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin
    European Champion; Shawn Michaels
    World Tag Team Champions; The Legion of Doom




    Uh... hullo. This thread, like a few others on this forum right now it seems, started on another well known BTB forum. Unfortunately, when I started this thread about a year ago, the level of activity on that sight was pretty poor and it's somehow gotten worse. I, however, have a ton of ideas and a story I want to tell and have done a fair amount of writing the last few weeks. Hopefully guys like Stojy and Wolf Beast remember me ( ) and I'll get to know some of you here.


    Shows are in recap form with a weekly update post containing news bits and results for Shotgun Saturday Night (remember that?). Signings have been relatively realistic I think, and I'll continue in that vain. And obviously since I started this thread elsewhere, I'll be posting the older shows first before getting onto the new stuff. There aren't that many of them to catch up on.


    But yeah, it's 1997. Austin~! Austin~! Bah gawd! It's the start of the Attitude Era~!
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    Re: World Wrestling Federation: The Montreal Fallout

    Welcome! I remember the work of guys like you, Wolf Beast, and Nige sticking out on other forums. Glad you brought this over.

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    Re: World Wrestling Federation: The Montreal Fallout

    I know you, Shawn Michaels as a crazy religious nutball. Mr. Kennedy spiking David Flair's head on the mat while Ric watched. Don Santino Marella.

    I'm excited

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    Hey, I know you too!

    This is a particularly badass time to start a thread of course, what with the aftermath of Montreal, where WCW had an opportunity to strike and.......... well, we know what happened next. Anyways, looking forward to reading, iMac.

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    Yet another exodus from the corpse that is WrestlingForum. This is gonna be a happening.

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    Was literally reading your old thread yesterday. Not sure why but I had no idea you were a fellow Scotsman (or I did and forgot). Good time period to start, not one you see many people stick at but you have good consistency so I'm pretty excited.

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    Oh hey I missed reading your threads on that forum. Look forward to reading this one

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    Good luck mate. I've always been keen to take on post-Montreal myself, but never had the time to leave my current work. It will be interesting to see how you go from here, especially for Owen Hart, who I think the screwjob should have been the platform for his entry to the main event scene. I'll be reading.

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    Newswire


    Wrestling World Rocked By 'Montreal Screwjob'
    Last night's Survivor Series from Montreal saw a controversial finish to the WWF Championship Match between Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels. For days in the run up to the match, endless rumours had Hart linked with a move to the rival WCW, while it was also rumoured that Hart was refusing to drop the title to Michaels in Canada. As the world saw live on pay per view last night, WWF Owner Vince McMahon called for the bell early, handing the title to Michaels. After the pay per view went off the air, fans in attendance reported that Hart trashed the arena and made it clear that he was leaving the WWF. Internet messageboards have been buzzing with stories of Hart then punching McMahon backstage in an act of retribution. Whether that is true or not remains to be seen, but what is sure is that McMahon robbed Hart of the title in the last act of Hart's WWF career.


    WWF Talent Walk Out On Company After Survivor Series
    Many members of the WWF roster are refusing to show up for work over the next two days in protest against the treatment Hart suffered last night. We understand that the roster will be severely depleted for the Raw tapings scheduled for Monday and Tuesday in Ottawa, Ontario and Cornwall, Ontario. In an obvious move, Jim Neidhart, British Bulldog and Owen Hart have all walked out in a show of solidarity with Bret Hart. Others such as Mick Foley and WWF Tag Team Champions The Legion of Doom have also told WWF management they won't be appearing on Raw tonight. Their returns to the company are questionable. One man who was close to walking out was The Undertaker, however the veteran locker room leader was convinced to show up in Ottawa, despite how furious he was with Vince McMahon in Montreal.


    WWF Searching For New Talent
    With Bret Hart on his way to WCW and with the possibility of others following him out the door, WWF are currently on the search for new talent to fill the void left behind. ECW stars such as Taz, Rob Van Dam and Terry Funk have all recently been contacted, with Taz and Funk reportedly having already signed with the company. Both are scheduled to make their debuts over the next month or so. Prospect Lance Storm is reportedly also on the WWF's radar. Jim Cornette has also been pushing for many of his former Smokey Mountain Wrestling performers such as Al Snow and The Rock 'n' Roll Express to be brought in, although many within the company would rather stay away from Cornette's southern style approach. Regardless, expect several new names to appear on WWF programming as the company approach WrestleMania XIV.


    Light Heavyweight Championship Plans Scrapped
    As of last week, WWF booking plans called for the company to kick off a tournament to crown the champion of the new Light Heavyweight Championship, with the final being held at the upcoming In Your House: D-Generation X pay per view. The title, which was to be seen as a WWF equivalent of WCW's Cruiserweight Championship, had seen the company bring in Japanese wrestler Taka Michinoku and give competitors like Brian Christopher a more featured role on the show. In the wake of Survivor Series, those plans have been cancelled. Rumours that Vince McMahon has had a change of heart and instead favours bringing in a Women's or a Hardcore Championship have yet to be confirmed.


    Thank you all for the message of welcome. Especially the one about 'Don' Santino Marella, a real favourite character of mine! Anyway, I don't bother with previews really, so the next post will be the first Raw I wrote for the thread. I'll do my best to rattle through these as quick as I can to get to the new stuff.

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    everything's fine but the only dissapotment is the scrapping of the light heavyweight divison, I know that it was a joke in real life but you could have done something a person suggested on a podcast and bring in the michonoku pro guys to match the luchadors. Oh well, I'm interested in how to do the rise of stone cold, if it will be similar to real life or you go another direction.

    good luck I'll be reading

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    WWF Raw is War/Warzone
    November 10th, 1997
    Corel Center
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


    We open the show with the usual Raw is War opening package, before we head into the arena for an explosion of pyro and tour of the raucous crowd that has turned up in Ottawa tonight. As we see the fans and their signs, the only voice we hear is that of a rather subdued Jim Ross, who informs us that we’ll be kicking off tonight’s show with the arrival of the new WWF Champion, Shawn Michaels, and his D-Generation X cohorts. And sure enough, the music hits, but instead of the whole gang, out walks the solitary figure of ’Ravishing’ Rick Rude, who strides down the ramp in a sharp suit and with a microphone in his hand. It’s at this point that we hear from Jim Cornette for the first time tonight, with Cornette saying he can’t wait to hear what D-X have to say after what he calls ”…the most controversial night in the history of professional wrestling!” in reference to last night’s Survivor Series, while Ross says there’ll be plenty of discussion about last night later in tonight’s broadcast, while also letting us know that ”Vince McMahon is NOT here tonight in Ottawa!”

    In the ring, Rude tries to speak, but his first couple of attempts are drowned out by the ridiculous heat from the Ottawa fans, many of whom look as if they are baying for blood tonight. A “Bullshit! Bullshit!” chant knocks Rude off his stride, but he eventually does speak, telling the fans he wants ”...all you fat, ugly, stupid Canadians…” to listen up and pay their respects to the new WWF Champion. This brings out the rest of D-Generation X, with Shawn Michaels leading out Triple H and Chyna, with both Michaels’ WWF and European Championship belts over Chyna’s broad shoulders. As the trio walk the ramp, Ross and Cornette talk about Survivor Series and it’s shocking ending, highlighting the controversy of the situation, while Michaels revels in taunting the Canadian faithful in the arena tonight with crotch chops.

    Again the heat is deafening, but Rude starts by allowing himself to be the first to not only congratulate Michaels on his victory last night, but to also congratulate him on ”…finally runnin’ that piece of trash Bret Hart out the door!”, again to the ire of the crowd. Rude talks about how worthy and deserving a champion Michaels is, stating that Michaels is ”…the only man capable of leading the WWF into the new millennium!”, and that at Survivor Series he earned the respect of each and every WWF fan. Michaels takes over the stick, and after thanking Rude, he revels in the fact that he and D-X are back on top. Michaels insults Bret Hart, bragging about how he beat Hart ”…with his own move in his own country!”, before he insults the Canadian fans, saying how they always cheer for losers and last night proves that. Michaels says he doesn’t care about controversy, or about anyone getting screwed last night, all that matters is that he’s the new WWF Champion. At this point Triple H chips in, saying Bret didn’t get screwed last night, ”…but he did a lotta’ screwin’ back in those sunny days…”, which draws a sarcastic laugh from the champion.

    Michaels continues to discuss Bret, pointing out that his contract isn’t up for another month, but he didn’t show up for work today. ”I guess Bret didn’t wanna do the job in Canada, eh?” is Michaels’ sarcastic answer for that, before he also points out that British Bulldog, Jim Neidhart and Owen Hart aren’t here either tonight. Michaels says this proves D-X has ran the entire Hart Foundation out of town, and that Owen, Neidhart and Davey Boy can ”…drag their asses down south too!” But before they do, Michaels warns them that he has his friends, his clique down south, and they’ll be waiting for them. Moving on, Michaels talks about how he will be a fighting champion, never backing down from a challenge, bringing dignity and respect back to the title. He also states that he will never do what Bret Hart did ”…and say the words ‘I Quit!’” The D-X love in finally comes to an end though, as much to everyone’s relief, WWF Commissioner Sgt. Slaughter strides down the ramp, much to Michaels’ annoyance.

    Michaels tells Slaughter that the no-one wants to hear from a dinosaur like him, but Slaughter quickly cuts him off, snatching the mic from his hands. Slaughter gets a big pop when he yells ”Shut up you maggot!” in Michaels’ face, calling Michaels a disgrace and saying that last night, Michaels was handed the WWF Championship instead of earning it. Michaels scoffs at this, but Slaughter continues to bad mouth him, saying that he and D-X are a disgrace to wrestling and that Michaels isn’t half the champion that Bret Hart was, a comment which stings Michaels. Slaughter talks about some of the legends that have held the WWF Title, names like Bruno Sammartino, Buddy Rogers, Pedro Morales, and how last night was the darkest day in the title’s history. ”Those men… they were real fightin’ champions…”, something Slaughter says Michaels will never be. But if Michaels wants to be a fighting champion, Slaughter’s going to give him a chance to do so, with a glimmer of intrigue on his face.

    ”You want to be a fighting champion? That’s what I’ll give ya’!”, with Slaughter stating he’ll let Michaels prove what kind of fighting champion he is. Slaughter informs Michaels that he’ll be defending his newly won title tonight against a man who impressed everybody at Survivor Series last night, and ”…the man who made you tap out last week, Ken Shamrock!”, something at which the arrogant champion shrugs his shoulders at. Slaughter says that starting tonight, Michaels will be defending the title every night against an opponent of Slaughter’s choosing, and that over the next few weeks, Slaughter is going to make life hell for D-X. Michaels and Triple H are naturally furious about this, but Slaughter isn’t done yet, addressing Rude, Triple H and Chyna in particular when he tells them that ”…all other D-Generation X members are banned from ringside!”, which draws another huge pop from the crowd.

    Annoyed, Michaels snatches the mic back from Slaughter, saying that there’s no way he should be competing tonight after what happened at Survivor Series. ”I just sent a legend in his own mind out the door last night…” boasts Michaels, before he tells Slaughter he thinks he should join Vince McMahon in having the night off. Slaughter laughs at this, grabbing back the mic, telling Michaels that if he doesn’t defend the title tonight, he’ll be stripped of the belt and suspended without pay. Slaughter reaffirms that after months of abuse from D-X, it’s his turn to make life hell for Michaels and Triple H, and that Michaels WILL defend the WWF Championship tonight in Ottawa ”…and that’s an order!”, before he tosses the mic aside and heads for the exit. In the ring, Michaels and D-X fume over the announcement, while Ross and Cornette hype tonight’s title match, while again discussing the controversy of last night before we head to a commercial.

    *Commercial*

    We return to a video package, black and white still images and audio of the main event from Survivor Series, Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels battling for the WWF Championship, with the video playing up the war both men went through and of course the controversial ending where Vince McMahon called for the bell as Michaels locked Hart in the sharpshooter, leading to Hart trashing the ringside area in disgust.

    Back into the arena where we see The New Blackjacks are already heading down the ramp, with Ross and Cornette talking up how impressive Bradshaw looked last night in his exchanges with The New Age Outlaws. The Survivor Series fallout continues as The Godwinns are the opponents, the big southerners looking pretty pissed off after Bradshaw eliminated Henry during last night’s matchup.

    Match One: Tag Team Match
    The Godwinns
    vs. The New Blackjacks


    Bradshaw and Henry get this one under way, and as you’d expect, there’s a ton of tough hitting from both men early on, especially Bradshaw who starts this one like a house on fire, rocking both Godwinns with stiff right hands and scoop slams. The Godwinns take control and isolate Windham for a brief period, but Windham manages to survive a near fall from a gutwrench suplex by Phineas and a sidewalk slam from Henry. After a rally, Bradshaw gets the tag, and again he impresses everyone with a string of big clotheslines and boots to the face. Phineas gets dumped from the ring, leaving Bradshaw to focus on Henry, and he gets a two count from a fallaway slam. Phineas tries to get involved again, jumping Bradshaw and laying in with right hands, but Windham picks himself back up, tackling Phineas to the outside. That leaves Bradshaw and Henry alone, with Henry looking to take advantage as he hammers Bradshaw with right hands, then lines him up for a pumphandle slam… but Bradshaw fights out of it, slamming elbows to the side of the head, and once he breaks free, he’s able to come off the ropes, duck one clothesline… then LEVEL HENRY WITH A MASSIVE CLOTHESLINE OF HIS OWN! Bradshaw quickly goes for the cover… and he gets the win!

    Winners: The New Blackjacks @ 02:49

    An impressive victory for Bradshaw and Windham as they put away The Godwinns in quick fashion. The New Blackjacks celebrate with the crowd, while on commentary, Ross and Cornette again put over how impressive Bradshaw is looking right now, with Cornette even going as far as saying that he could see the modern day Blackjacks emulating their namesakes by becoming WWF Tag Team Champions in the future.

    Commercial

    When we return, Kevin Kelly is standing by ready to conduct an interview with The Nation of Domination. All four members stand menacingly around Kelly, but of course it’s their leader Faarooq and his young protégé The Rock who stand out. Kelly starts by asking Faarooq for his opinion on Survivor Series last night, in particular his thoughts on the Survivor Series Match which saw Ken Shamrock emerge as the sole survivor after he made The Rock tap out to the ankle lock. Faarooq starts by saying Shamrock got lucky last night, that he might have survived last night, but he won’t be surviving much longer. ”Shamrock, this ain’t over boy!” bellows Faarooq, stating that he and The Nation are far from finished with him. Shamrock might be thinking that he can move on and start challenging for the WWF Championship, but The nation still have a score to settle with him.

    The Rock then takes over, saying that Shamrock ”…needs to know his role and shut his mouth!” with regards to the WWF Championship. Rock calls Shamrock a piece of trash, saying that if the two of them ever went one on one, Rocky guarantees a victory. At this point Kelly steps back in, asking if that’s something Rock would go to Commissioner Slaughter about in the near future. Rock starts to answer, saying he would ”…kick Ken Shamrock’s monkey ass all over any arena in the world!”, but before he can go any further, Faarooq drags the mic towards himself, interrupting The Rock, much to Rocky’s annoyance. Faarooq states that if any member of The Nation is going to be dealing with Shamrock ”…it’s gonna be me, the leader of The Nation…”, seeing as how Rock and D’Lo Brown were both tapped out to the ankle lock last night. This draws a glare from Rocky, who fires back by pointing out that the only reason Faarooq didn’t also tap out to the ankle lock was ”…’cause your ass was already in the showers by then!”, pointing out that Faarooq was the first Nation member to be eliminated. Both men step towards each other, but D’Lo and Kama Mustafa quickly step in, with D’Lo reminding both men that it doesn’t matter who gets to Shamrock, as long as they get him, with Kama chiming in ”By any means necessary!” Faarooq thrusts a fist into the air as a salute, with Kama and D’Lo quickly following, but Rocky hesitates, staring at Faarooq… but he too falls in line, saluting his comrades, and it seems that The Nation of Domination is united in their desire to extract revenge on Ken Shamrock… for now.

    Back into the arena, where Sunny is heading down the ramp to serve as guest ring announcer for the upcoming match. There isn’t really much else going on for Sunny at this time, but she flaunts her assets and gets a big pop from the crowd as she makes the introductions. Out first come Jose Estrada Jr. being accompanied by the rest of Los Boricuas, with Savio Vega speaking words of encouragement into Estrada’s ear as Miguel Perez Jr. and Jose Estrada Jr. jaw at the crowd . His opponent, entering to not very much of a response at all, is Bart Gunn. Gone are the jeans and cowboy hats, as is the long hair and moustache, instead Gunn enters wearing wrestling tights and a mean look on his face. Gunn’s left hand is also rather noticeably taped up, with Jim Ross telling us that in the months Gunn has been away, he’s ”…been doin’ a lotta boxin’, a lotta sparring in the gym, look out for this kid’s left hand!”, while playing up the new look and demeanour.

    Match Two:
    Bart Gunn
    vs. Jose Estrada Jr. w/ Los Boricuas


    The crowd naturally aren’t too interested in this one, and indeed most of the early goings of this match sees the fans more interested in Sunny at the timekeeper’s desk. But Bart works hard, gaining the crowd’s interest with a textbook dropkick and a sidewalk slam. Of course the numbers game plays a part, with Perez handing Estrada a brief advantage. Estrada lands a few stomps and right hands, but Gunn quickly regains the upperhand, rocking Estrada with a boot to the gut, before he swings a BIG LEFT HAND… THAT CATCHES ESTRADA FLUSH ON THE JAW… AND KNOCKS HIM CLEAN OUT!! Estrada collapses to the canvas, the crowd give off the loudest pop of the match so far, and after checking for a few seconds… the referee calls for the bell. The match is over, and Gunn has a victory by knockout!

    Winner: Via knockout, Bart Gunn @ 01:43

    Wow. The crowd, the commentators, the referee, everyone is stunned by the ferocity of that left hand and the fact that Bart Gunn has just clean knocked someone out… but Los Boricuas aren’t hanging around as they storm the ring and knock Gunn over. ”This is a mugging!” cries J.R. as Gunn is subjected to a 3-on-1 beatdown, with Savio in particular laying in hard with the boots… but then out of nowhere… Steve Blackman sprints down the ramp… with a KENDO STICK in his hands! Blackman, the man who made his debut last night at Survivor Series is again the hero as he comes to Gunn’s aid. Vega and Miguel Perez Jr. see Blackman coming and quickly dive through the ropes, but Jesus Castillo Jr. isn’t so lucky as Blackman spins him around… and SMASHES THE KENDO STICK OFF HIS SKULL!! Castillo is caught right between the eyes, the crowd loving the hardcore moment, and Blackman quickly turns and motions for the remaining Los Boricuas members to get back in the ring. Vega and Perez wisely back off, instead reaching in to grab Castillo and Estrada, and as Los Boricuas lick their wounds and head back up the ramp, Blackman helps Gunn back to his feet, both men standing tall as we head to another commercial

    *Commercial*

    Back from commercial, and Goldust is already heading down the ramp to the ring, looking ridiculous as he often did during this time with red horns painted onto his face and head. J.R. comments on Goldust walking out on Vader last night during the Team USA vs. Team Canada match, which led to Vader being pinned by The British Bulldog, costing Team USA the match. Ross is furious about this, and so is Cornette, who calls Goldust ”…a modern day Benedict Arnold!” We also see some brief footage from the interview Ross held with Goldust last week, when he walked out on his wife Marlena and told her he had found happiness elsewhere. Cornette asks where that happiness is, but since Goldust is out her solo tonight, we don’t have that answer yet. Out comes Vader, looking mad as hell, with both J.R. and Cornette putting over how dominant Vader looked last night, eliminating Jim Neidhart, Phil LaFon and Doug Furnas, with Ross stating ”If it weren’t for Goldust, Vader woulda won that match for the ol’ Stars and Stripes!”, while Cornette hopes to see Vader get the payback he deserves tonight.

    Match Three:
    Goldust
    vs. Vader


    Still enraged after the betrayal last night, Vader means business straight from the bell, looking to rough Goldust up with those famous stiff forearms to the body and the side of the head. Much of the commentary during this early part of the match sees Ross and Cornette revel in the beating Vader is dishing out, with Goldust being beaten from pillar to post by ‘The Mastodon’ before he’s sent sprawling to the outside with a clothesline over the top rope. Goldust manages to use this to his advantage though, as when Vader heads outside, Goldust surprises him, managing a quick right hand before he shoves Vader into the barricade. Sensing he’s caused damage, Goldust goes on the attack, targeting the ribs, before he rolls Vader back into the ring and clips the knee with a chopblock to keep Vader grounded. Goldust now takes control, laying in with stomps and elbows to the midsection, before he gets a two count from a bulldog from the second rope. Goldust is the aggressor now, continuing to lay in with the punishment, but Vader starts to mount a comeback, again rocking Goldust with those forearms to the side of the head, building momentum before getting a two count from a powerslam. Vader is rolling now, more forearms to the head, before he sends Goldust off the ropes, only for Goldust to go for a sunset flip when Vader lowers his head… but Vader just drops his entire bodyweight down on Goldust’s chest. Goldust is squashed, and Vader decides to go for the kill, dragging Goldust up… then taking him up and down with a POWERBOMB!! Goldust is planted, Vader goes for the cover… 1… 2… 3!

    Winner: Vader @ 06:51

    A great win for Vader who continues his impressive recent run. Vader isn’t interested in celebrating though, he’s still all business as he heads for the ropes… and stops. Vader looks back at Goldust lying on the canvas, then at the crowd who give him their approval… and in no time at all, Vader yanks Goldust back up… and DELIVERS A SECOND POWERBOMB!! Goldust is crushed, Vader looks dominant and he quickly gains a measure of revenge after last night.

    We quickly cut backstage to the D-Generation X locker room, where a worried looking Shawn Michaels paces the floor, with his cronies Triple H, Chyna and ’Ravishing’ Rick Rude all trying to reassure him, and although we don’t hear any of the comments, Ross and Cornette point out ”…the WWF Champion don’t look so confident right now!”. We then cut over to a shot of an intense Ken Shamrock, in a dark, empty backstage corridor, where he does a series of squats, warming up for tonight’s match, looking focused and ready for his opportunity tonight, and that’s the last sight see we see in tonight’s opening hour.

    *Commercial*

    Back for hour two and we’re entering The Warzone, which means another opening video and another burst of pyro as we enter the arena. We again tour the crowd and take in their signs, and J.R. hype the rest of tonight’s card, stating that The Rock is in action against Ahmed Johnson, The New Age Outlaws take on The Headbangers, and of course, Shawn Michaels defends the WWF Championship against Ken Shamrock. For the first time tonight we hear from Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler who has replaced Cornette on commentary. Lawler thinks it’s a joke that Michaels has to defend his title just one night after Survivor Series, especially against ”…a psycho like Ken Shamrock!”. Lawler continues, stating he believes Commissioner Slaughter to be biased against D-X, but banning them from ringside tonight isn’t going to stop Michaels from retaining his title.

    The glass shatters and the crowd goes wild as the new Intercontinental Champion ’Stone Cold’ Steve Austin makes his entrance, striding down the ramp with a purpose to by far the biggest pop of the night. As he does so, we see still images and hear the words from last night where at Survivor Series, Austin beat Owen Hart to become the champion. We hear of Hart targeting Austin’s injured neck early on, then Austin making a comeback, The Hart Foundation being ejected by the referee, the brawling up the aisle and around ringside, until finally, Austin puts Hart away. In the ring, Michael Cole is standing by ready to conduct an interview, but Austin breezes right past him, heading to the corners to salute the crowd. Once Austin settles and approaches Cole, Cole starts by asking Austin how it feels, after the injury he suffered at SummerSlam and the months on the shelf, to once again be Intercontinental Champion. Austin starts by playing up to the crowd, saying that last night at Survivor Series, he proved to everyone he’s over his injuries by beating Owen Hart. Being in Canada, that of course draws a smattering of jeers, but Austin just smirks and says ”It ain’t about The Harts, it ain’t about Canada, it’s about ‘Stone Cold’ doin’ what I do best, and that’s kickin’ ass!”, which does draw a cheer.

    Austin continues to reference Owen, talking about the months he sat out injured and how determined he was to get back and regain his Intercontinental Title. Austin also talks about his actions the last few weeks, when he interfered in matches to keep the title around Hart’s waist, saying ”Ya’ put me on the shelf son, but ol’ ‘Stone Cold’ showed everybody who the toughest S.O.B is in the WWF!” by beating the man who broke his neck. Cole then asks now Austin has returned and regain his title, what’s next for him. Austin starts by saying ”First of all, I’m gonna drink a lotta beer!”, before issuing a warning to the rest of the roster, that he’s back and ”…I’m ready to open up a can o’ whoop ass on each and ev’ry one o’ ya!” Austin talks about how he’s now a two-time Intercontinental Champion, and that in the past being a multi-time Intercontinental Champion lead to one thing, the WWF Title. Austin says he’ll defend his title against anyone who wants a shot, but he doesn’t want to stop at the Intercontinental Title, he wants to go all the way to the WWF Title. Austin directs his next comment at Shawn Michaels, telling the WWF Champion he’s got him in his sights, before he then sends a message to Commissioner Slaughter, stating ”If you’re lookin’ for somebody to stump a mudhole in that pretty boy’s ass, you let ol’ ‘Stone Cold’ know where and when!”, a comment which gets a massive cheer.

    Cole now asks Austin about last night’s controversial ending to Survivor Series, wondering what Austin’s opinion on the situation is. ”I don’t give a rat’s ass!” is Austin’s answer, stating that while he doesn’t agree with what Vince McMahon did, he doesn’t care either way. Once he dealt with Owen Hart, whoever the WWF Champion wound up being, that man was in his sights. He does however have a warning for McMahon, stating that he’d regret ever trying anything like that against him. Austin emphatically says that even though McMahon wanted the title off of Bret Hart and around Michaels’ waist, when Austin gets his chance, there’s nothing Vince could do that would stop him becoming WWF Champion. ”And that’s the bottom line, ‘cause ‘Stone Cold’-“, but there’s an interruption, as a country song starts to play… and out steps Jeff Jarrett! Having returned to the WWF three weeks ago, Jarrett’s appearances have been limited to video segments, but he’s here in the flesh tonight… and he’s heading towards ‘The Texas Rattlesnake’. Austin looks as confused as everybody else as to why Jarrett has interrupted him, but Jarrett quickly approaches Cole and snatches the microphone from his hand.

    Jarrett tells Austin to back off, telling him he has a few things he wants to say. Jarrett informs Austin that he heard what Austin had to say about being a two-time Intercontinental Champion and wanting to become WWF Champion, but Jarrett says ”Lemme’ tell ya’ how it really works around here…”. Jarrett talks about his past in the WWF, about how he was a three-time Intercontinental Champion. ”I was winnin’ Intercontinental Championships while you were still callin’ yourself ‘Stunning’ Steve…” says Jarrett in a reference to Austin’s WCW days, but he points out that he never received an opportunity at the WWF Title. Jarrett claims he was held back in the WWF, he was forced to wrestle as a country western star, he wasted so much time lip syncing songs, but it didn’t get him anywhere. ”I paid my dues, I wrestled every clown they wanted me to, but at the end of the day, I wasn’t in the right clique, and I didn’t get the opportunity I deserved!” bemoans Jarrett, pointing out that this is why he left to go to WCW.

    Jarrett complains about how the same thing happened in WCW, how he was put in the ring with mediocre wrestlers, how he was desperate for a shot at guys like Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall, but ”…Eric Bischoff didn’t think I had enough stroke for that!” This is why Jarrett came back to the WWF, and now he’s back, he doesn’t want to waste any time, he wants to climb the ladder quickly, and he can’t think of a better way to do that than to take the Intercontinental Title away from Austin. ”I’m through wrestlin’ clowns, I’m finished wrestlin’ football players, and I ain’t singin’ anymore songs. I want a real challenge… just like you!”, a comment which Jarrett delivers while staring intently into Austin’s eyes. Jarrett hands the mic back to Cole, who quickly points it under Austin’s mouth, with Austin pausing to laugh. Austin points out that he and Jarrett have one thing in common, they both feel like they were looked over by Eric Bischoff. Austin knows all about being buried in WCW and not getting opportunities ”…but I came to the WWF and startin’ whippin’ ass, instead o’ whinin’ like a little bitch!”

    Austin tells Jarrett that if he wants a shot at him and the Intercontinental Title, all he has to do is go to Commissioner Slaughter and make it official, and Austin will face him anytime, anywhere. Austin reiterates what he said earlier, he’ll face anybody that wants to challenge him, so if Jarrett wants a shot, that’s exactly what he’ll get once he signs on the dotted line. ”But if it’s an ass kickin’ you’re lookin’ for… I’ll give it to ya’ right now!”, which draws a tense look from ‘Double J’. Jarrett smiles and shakes his head, saying that since he came back to the WWF on a big money contract, he’s not going to waste his return brawling with Austin. Jarrett warns Austin though, saying that sooner or later, he’ll get his shot at the gold, and when he does ”…I’ll prove I am the greatest Intercontinental Champion there ever was!” With that, Jarrett turns and starts to head for the ropes… but then he quickly turns back and goes for a cheap shot… but Austin sees him coming… and nails Jarrett with a right hand! Jarrett is down, Austin pounces, the brawl is on, with Austin laying in with a flurry of rights and lefts… but before it can get started, Jarrett quickly rolls to the outside and then runs up the ramp. The crowd jeer Jarrett’s cowardly actions, and from the top of the ramp, Jarrett smiles and wags a finger at Austin, saying not yet, not tonight. In the ring, Austin holds open the ropes, encouraging Jarrett to head back down and re-start the fight, but it isn’t going to happen as Jarrett disappears backstage, prompting Austin to again celebrate with the crowd as we head to a commercial

    *Commercial*

    We return to a dark screen, the blackness suddenly broken by a quick burst of orange and a slow heartbeat. As the beat sounds more frequently, the intensity of the orange increase, until we hear a flatline. The number ‘13’ now starts flashing across the screen until it becomes permanent, a hard rock beat starts to play, and the ‘13’ slowly fades away to reveal the words “THIS IS TAZZ”.

    From the video we head to the backstage interview area where Kevin Kelly is standing by with The New Age Outlaws. Kelly starts by directing a question towards Road Dogg, asking him what they were thinking when they stole the famous spikes of The Legion of Doom and taunted them with them last night at Survivor Series. Dogg can’t help but laugh, revelling in the fact they caused Animal to be counted out. Road Dogg points out that by the time they made their presence felt, Hawk had already been eliminated ”…’cause he’d been in the ring two minutes and he was havin’ withdrawal symptoms!” Road Dogg continues to lambast Animal and Hawk, calling them washed up and has-beens, while pointing out that he and Billy were the both survivors in their match last night. He also points out to Kelly that neither Hawk nor Animal are here tonight in Ottawa, ”…but if you two ol’ bastards thought that meant you could forget about the D to the O to the double G, and tha’ Bad Ass… then you two oughta swig that bottle back a lil’ harder!” With another laugh, Dogg turns things over to Billy Gunn , who for a brief moment turns his attention towards their opponents tonight, The Headbangers. Gunn talks about how last night, both Mosh and Thrasher were eliminated by him. ”I sent both them skirt wearin’ freaks packin’ last night, and that’s exactly what’s gonna happen tonight!” Turning back to The Legion of Doom, Gunn says The Outlaws want what’s coming to them, a shot at The Legion of Doom and the Tag Team Championships. Gunn talks about how Hawk and Animal had their run back in the ‘80s, but their time has passed and now it’s time for a new dominant tag team in the WWF. ”So how ‘bout you two head down south with the other dinosaurs and we’ll take them titles of o’ ya’! and that’s what brings the promo to a close.

    Back into the arena, and The Nation of Domination make their entrance, with The Rock leading Kama Mustafa and D’Lo Brown down the ramp, while Faarooq slowly saunters down to the ring, letting his troops lead the way. Jim Ross comments on a supposed tension between Rocky and Faarooq earlier in the night, while Lawler tells Ross to stop stirring things, claiming that The Nation are as strong as they’ve ever been as they salute in the ring. A decent pop welcomes Ahmed Johnson into the arena, with both men putting over how impressive the big powerhouse looks, but Lawler points out that while Johnson might have eliminated Faarooq last night ”…it was Rocky who eliminated Ahmed, and that’s what’s gonna happen right here!”

    Match Four:
    Ahmed Johnson
    vs. The Rock w/ The Nation of Domination


    As soon as Ahmed slides into the ring, Rocky pounces, laying in with stomps, trying to keep the big man down, but Johnson fights through it, unloading with big right hands and running through Rock with power moves until he clotheslines the youngster to the outside. Faarooq watches on as D’Lo and Kama help Rock regroup, and after he gets back into the ring, Rocky survives another flurry of rights before he takes control with the flowing snap DDT. Rock now looks to wear Johnson down, targeting the ribs of the big man with more stomps and knees, before he tosses Ahmed outside and distracts the ref, allowing Kama and D’Lo to lay in with the boots. Back in the ring, Johnson suffers more punishment as Rock gets a two count from a swinging neckbreaker. Rocky continues to pile on the punishment, but when he comes off the ropes, he’s caught by a spinebuster, giving Ahmed a way back into the match. Johnson goes on the attack, again laying in with the power moves, coming close to victory with a flying shoulderblock, before out of nowhere he pulls Rock in… and goes for the PEARL RIVER PLUNGE… NO! Rocky counters with a back body drop, and when Ahmed staggers back to his feet… ROCK BOTTOM!! Rocky plants Ahmed… and he gets the three count!

    Winner: The Rock @ 04:19

    Rocky gets the win, pinning Johnson for the second time in 24 hours, and he’s quickly joined in the ring by his fellow Nation members. Rock lands another few cheap stomps to Johnson’s body, kicking him to the side of the ring, allowing he and his comrades to stand tall in the centre of the ring. Faarooq and Rocky stare at each other, the tension from earlier tonight clearly evident again as Rocky points and Johnson, almost taunting Faarooq by showing him how it’s done Faarooq doesn’t look happy that his young protégé has achieved a win here tonight, but he soon steps forward and orders Rock to fall in line, raising a fist into the air. Just like earlier, Rocky pauses, but this time he salutes in much quicker fashion, drawing a wry smile from Faarooq. Lawler triumphantly says that all is well again in The Nation, but J.R. is more sceptical, saying that last night and tonight, Rocky has looked far more impressive than Faarooq ”…and I don’t know if Faarooq’s gonna like that!”, but that’s a thought for another week as we head to a commercial.

    *Commercial*

    We return to see Jim Cornette stood infront of the camera with a green screen image imposed in the background, meaning it’s time for another Cornette’s Commentary. As usual, Cornette doesn’t pull any punches, getting straight to the point by calling last night’s Survivor Series an embarrassment to the sport of professional wrestling. He talks about Vince McMahon calling for the bell early in the WWF Championship Match, calling it ”…and embarrassment to every wrestling fan around the world…” and disgrace to the industry. Cornette sets the record straight on Vince, pointing out that for years he was nothing more than an announcer ”…and a second rate one at that…”, but in actual fact he was the owner of the company. Cornette states that Vince never wanted to be known as the owner, he was happy just selling the story, but last night, he abused his power by interfering in a world title match. Owners should never interfere in what takes place inside the ring, and ”Vince’s Daddy, Vince Sr., he’d be rollin’ over in his grave in he knew what his boy did last night!”, before he again calls the whole situation embarrassing.

    Someone else who was an embarrassment last night according to Jim was Bret Hart, with Cornette calling him a whiny cry-baby who deserved what happened to him last night. Cornette discusses the traditions of wrestling, talking about how champions should lose on their way out of the door, but Bret refused to do so. ”Bret Hart likes to call ‘imself a hero in Canada, but his ego is so big, even the great white north can’t hold it!” Cornette bluntly states that Hart refused to drop the title to Shawn Michaels in his home country, that he started believing his own hype and he embarrassed himself by letting it all get too real. He recites Hart’s best there is gimmick, but claims that for Bret ”…it weren’t just a catchphrase, he was drinkin’ his own kool-aid each and ev’ry night!” He agrees that Bret is one of the best technical wrestlers in the world, but the fact that he didn’t follow tradition shows that he can’t separate wrestling from reality, he should have put his massive ego aside and dropped the title to Michaels to prove what kind of man and more importantly, what kind of champion he is. ”But I guess he was more worried about what Hulk Hogan and his NWO buddies woulda thought about ‘im. But don’t worry Bret, I’m sure that fat contract Eric Bischoff gave ya’ will make you feel better real soon.

    And another embarrassment for Cornette is the new WWF Champion, Shawn Michaels. Cornette calls Michaels an immature jackass and an obnoxious adolescent, saying that he might be the best performer in the wrestling world today, ”…but he’s nothin’ but a punk who’s more worried about stickin’ his crotch in people’s faces!” The WWF Championship is the most prestigious prize in the sport of wrestling, but Cornette states that while it’s around Michaels’ waist, the title is worthless. He says that Michaels isn’t a real man or a real champion, comparing him to Ric Flair, but claiming that Michaels isn’t fit to lace Flair’s boots. There is however a saviour in the WWF, a man who could bring some glory and respect back to the company and the championship. ”Ever since I’ve been in the WWF, there’s been one man who has wrestled with dignity, that’s wrestled with pride each and ev’ry night and has conducted himself like a true legend in and outta the ring.”, While Cornette doesn’t name this mystery individual, he calls this man the conscience of the WWF, saying that he hopes that one day he’ll be the man to take the title away from Michaels and set things right ”…before the freakshow we’re all workin’ in right now gets any worse. I’m Jim Cornette… and that’s my opinion.”

    Straight from the pre taped promo, we head back into the arena, where The Headbangers are heading down the ramp to a good pop from the crowd. Our commentary team point out that this is another Survivor Series grudge match, echoing Billy Gunn’s words earlier that both Headbangers were eliminated by Gunn. The New Age Outlaws are out next , still without entrance music, as instead Road Dogg breaks the silence with a mic in his hand while Billy Gunn acts as goofy as ever. Road Dogg again insults The Headbangers’ attire, making fun of their skirts and face paint, while also saying that ”...you two *****s fit right in here in Ottawa!” which draws massive heat from the crowd.

    Match Five:
    The Headbangers
    vs. The New Age Outlaws


    Given his pre-match comments, Road Dogg spends the early part of the match on the receiving of a fast paced beating from Mosh, who sends Dogg flying around the ring with a series of hiptosses, then a clothesline and an atomic drop. Billy tags in, but Mosh again keeps him off balance, but the match slows down as Thrasher gets the tag and some interference hands Gunn the advantage. The Outlaws work to wear Thrasher down, but he quickly manages to take back control, rocking Billy with a dropkick and getting near fall from an inverted sitout suplex. The match descends into chaos near the end as all four men start to brawl, with Road Dogg and Mosh heading outside while Gunn and Thrasher carry on the fight inside. Gunn almost snatches the win with a snap DDT, but when he heads upstairs and goes for a diving legdrop, Thrasher rolls… and Gunn crashes to the mat! As this is happening, Road Dogg sends Mosh into the steel steps, taking him out of the match, while in the ring, Thrasher goes for a suplex near the ropes… but Road Dogg reaches, grabs his foot and trips him… causing Billy to fall right into the pin… and with Road Dogg still holding onto the foot… Billy gets a controversial 3 count!

    Winners: The New Age Outlaws @ 03:41

    A cheap win, but a win nonetheless for The Outlaws as they keep their impressive recent streak rolling. Road Dogg and Gunn make a quick exit, scrambling up the ramp, while Thrasher checks in on Mosh, wondering just how The Headbangers didn’t win that one, while we cut away to another commercial.

    *Commercial*

    We’re back, and this time Michael Cole is backstage ready to speak with ’Marvellous’ Marc Mero, and of course the beautiful Sable, who draws a ton of cheers and wolf-whistles as she appears on screen. Mero is dressed in his boxing robe, throwing a few shadow punches at Cole as he asks his questions. First off, Cole asks Mero for his thoughts after Survivor Series last night, pointing out that Mero was eliminated during the Team Canada vs. Team USA match by Doug Furnas. Mero takes offence to the question, claiming he was cheated by Furnas last night. ”That nobody Furnas grabbed my tights! He didn’t do that, then I’m leadin’ Team USA to a win over those lousy Canadians!”, which draws jeers from inside the arena. Mero continues to insult the audience, before changing subject, where he reminds everyone of his prowess as a boxer. Mero brags about his golden gloves achievement, calling himself ”…the toughest pure fighter in the WWF!” while claiming that he could knock out each and every member of the WWF roster. Cole interjects and asks Mero about what Bart Gunn did earlier tonight when he knocked out Jose Estrada Jr., wondering if Mero was impressed by that. Mero dismisses Gunn, saying it was a lucky shot and nothing impressive, ”…he ever tries that in a ring with me, he’s gonna be starin’ at the lights…”, while calling Gunn a phony and a fraud. Cole now turns to speak to Sable, but just as soon as he starts his question to her, Mero snaps, grabbing Cole by the collar. ”Are you talkin’ to my manager? NOBODY talks to Sable! Don’t you even look at her!”, before Mero shoves Cole aside, grabs Sable by the wrist and drags her away. The camera looks down on a shocked and dishevelled Cole, but just what is Mero’s problem with people paying attention to Sable?

    Straight back into the arena, and after a brief silence, the lights go out, and the ominous music is followed by a burst of fire, as Kane and Paul Bearer step into the arena and stride down to the ring. Looking as imposing as ever, Kane steps over the top rope and sets off more fire from each ring corner, with Ross and Lawler talking about how impressive Kane looked last night as he beat Mankind. An eerie red lights bathes the arena as Bearer grabs a microphone, and the rotund manager starts to address Kane’s win last night. Bearer surprises everyone by almost apologising to Mankind, saying that he was in the wrong place and the wrong time. Mankind was clearly not the fight Kane was looking for, but because of The Undertaker refusing on several occasions to face his brother, it was Mankind who had to take the beating last night, and that means ”…Mankind’s suffering is on your hands ‘Deadman’!” Bearer continues to big up Kane’s performance last night, pointing out that Mankind never made it to Ottawa tonight, claiming that he’s still in a Montreal hospital and could be there for some time. Bearer also claims that his prophecy from when Kane debuted is coming true, that he will cause pain and suffering in the WWF for anyone who stands in his way and that Mankind was just the first victim.

    But of course it’s not Mankind Bearer is here to talk about, the real subject of choice is The Undertaker. Pointing out that ‘Taker wasn’t involved in Survivor Series last night, Bearer admits he doesn’t know if Undertaker is here tonight, ”…but you can’t run forever ‘Deadman’! One day you’ll have to face your brother Kane. And what a glorious day that’ll be!” Bearer describes how Kane wants Undertaker to suffer just like Mankind did last night, just like Kane did for all those years, and that one day ‘Taker will pay for his sins of the past. Bearer once again reiterates the challenge, Kane wants Undertaker one on one, just like they’ve been asking for since In Your House: Bad Blood, but this time they’ll make it more official. Instead of just appealing directly to ‘The Deadman’, Bearer is instead now speaking to Commissioner Slaughter. ”Sgt. Slaughter… at In Your House: D-Generation X, you can make all the pain, all the suffering go away… by giving us The Undertaker… one on one.” But if Undertaker and Slaughter continue to ignore them, Bearer promises more devastation in the WWF, as ”…Kane will bring this entire company to its knees until there is only you, Undertaker!” To finish things off, Bearer addresses the crowd, Undertaker’s ‘Creatures of the Night’, warning them that their beloved Undertaker is not the man they think he is. Bearer claims ‘Taker locked Kane away for over 20 years, but now he’s free ”…he WILL have vengeance. He WILL get revenge! And The Undertaker WILL rest… in… peace. Oh yes!” And with that, Kane lifts his arms up… and sets off another explosion from the corners of the ring, bringing this promo to an end. As Kane and Bearer head for the exit, Lawler is quick to jump in and say Undertaker is running scared of his little brother, a notion J.R. dismisses, but at the same time, the veteran commentator can’t help but wonder just where is ‘The Deadman’ and will he ever face his brother?

    *Commercial*

    We return to a brief video hyping the upcoming WWF pay per view, In Your House: D-Generation X, with the voiceover encouraging everyone to but the event on Sunday December 7th.

    Back into the arena, where the crowd are on their feet as Ken Shamrock makes his entrance for tonight’s main event. Shamrock looks confident, something J.R. and Lawler both allude to, although Lawler still can’t imagine a WWF where Shamrock is champion and prays it doesn’t happen tonight. The WWF Champion Shawn Michaels enters to massive heat from the Canadian crowd, and he’s riding solo due to Sgt. Slaughter’s banning of D-X from ringside tonight, prompting J.R. to say ”Let’s see what kinda champion Michaels is without his posse!”

    Main Event: WWF Championship Match
    WWF Champion Shawn Michaels vs. Ken Shamrock


    As the bell rings, Michaels is his usual cocky self, toying with Shamrock, ducking in and out of the ropes, trying to frustrate the challenger. Shamrock finally gets his hands on the champion though, tossing him around the ring with a series of hiptosses and takedowns, before he rocks Michaels with a belly-to-belly suplex. Shamrock hammers Michaels with right hands, but again the champion seeks the safety of the ropes, causing the ref to step in. Shamrock manages to stay on the attack, but when the fight spills outside, Michaels is able to take advantage by shoving Shamrock into the ringpost. Michaels shows a lot of aggression as he smashes Shamrock face first off the announce desk, and he continues this back in the ring, dropping several stomps to the face, smashes him into the turnbuckle, before the fight again goes outside as Michaels hurls Shamrock into the steel steps. Michaels dominates for the next few minutes, wearing Shamrock down and getting near falls from a diving double axe handle and a flying crossbody. Shamrock tries to mount a comeback, striking with shots to the midsection, but the rally ends quickly as Michaels nails an inverted atomic drop. The champion plants Shamrock again and heads back to the top rope, where he goes for the flying elbow drop… and misses! Shamrock has a chance, and he goes on the attack, smacking stiff shots to the face, before he sends Michaels upside down into the corner. Shamrock is rolling now, rocking Michaels with clothesline, before he takes the champion down with another belly-to-belly suplex… for a long two count. Shamrock surges back to his feet, hammering the champion, but when he goes for an Irish whip, Michaels reverses… then avoids a Shamrock clothesline… SHAMROCK NAILS THE REFEREE! Inadvertent, but Shamrock has knocked down the ref… and now Michaels clatters Shamrock with a forearm. Champion and challenger are down, but suddenly, jeers ring out as coming down the ramp… it’s The Nation of Domination!? It’s not the full complement though, as we only see Farooq, D’Lo Brown and Kama Mustafa slowly make their way down the ramp, drawing a cry of ”What the hell are they doin’ out here?!” from Ross… but suddenly the crowd cheer as here comes Sgt. Slaughter to cut them off! Slaughter races to get infront of them, ordering them backstage, but during the commotion on the ramp, Michaels has Shamrock lined up… and goes for SWEET CHIN MUSIC… NO! Shamrock grabs the foot… and SLAPS ON THE ANKLE LOCK!! The crowd goes wild as Shamrock cranks on the submission, Michaels is tapping… but there’s no referee… and Slaughter has his back to the ring, meaning he misses The Rock come through the crowd, grab the WWF Championship, slide into the ring… and NAIL SHAMROCK ON THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH THE TITLE!!! The hold is broken, Rocky tosses the belt aside and disappears through the fans, The Nation relent and follow Slaughter’s orders to head backstage, while Michaels crawls and drapes an arm over Shamrock’s chest, while out now recovered referee slowly counts 1… 2… 3.

    Winner: And STILL WWF Champion, Shawn Michaels @ 07:18

    ”Dammit!” yells J.R. as Michaels steals the win and retains his title. Shamrock was so close to becoming WWF Champion, but The Nation have cost him dearly here. Quickly Triple H, Chyna and Rick Rude head down to the ring to celebrate with the champion, but Michaels shows the full effects of the match, slumping into Chyna’s arms in the corner. He does however muster the strength to order an attack on Shamrock, and that’s what Rude and Triple H do, laying in with boots to the body, before Rude drags Shamrock up and holds him open, allowing Helmsley to hammer him with rights to the face. A trio of referee’s try to stop the beatdown, but Helmsley clocks one of them with a big right hand, scaring the other two away. The punishment to Shamrock continues, with Helmsley now pulling Shamrock in, hooking his arms… ready for THE PEDIGREE… BUT THEN…

    THE LIGHTS GO OUT!!

    And when they return…

    THE UNDERTAKER IS IN THE RING!!!

    Ottawa goes wild as out of nowhere ‘The Deadman’ appears! Helmsley quickly drops Shamrock and charges, right into a massive right hand that knocks him down. Rude grabs his trademark metal briefcase and swings, but ‘Taker avoids it… and levels Rude with a massive right! In all the mayhem, Michaels and Chyna flee the ring, Rude rolls to safety to join them halfway up the ramp, but Triple H is left all alone to stagger to his feet… RIGHT INTO A HUGE CHOKESLAM!!! Triple H has been planted, Undertaker has made the save for Ken Shamrock… and now he stares a whole right through ‘The Heartbreak Kid’! The crowd are going crazy, Lawler can’t believe what he’s seeing, and as we head off the air, the last words we hear as from J.R. as he screams ”The Undertaker is here! And he’s staring into the very soul of the WWF Champion!” before we fade to black.


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    Re: World Wrestling Federation: The Montreal Fallout

    Alright, off the bat, no problems with your formatting. Color coding was on point and all the important things were italicized and bolded and all that. So, from that perspective, iMac, you’re off to a hot start.

    Content wise, let’s go.

    Standard, post-Montreal promo here. I wasn’t expecting anything away from the norm, and I didn’t get anything from the norm. Probably the way it should be, IMO. DX were their usual, trashy, sarcastic and assholish selves. Sarge played in character well, and the setup of him vs. Shamrock was treated rightly.

    Fine with the finish with The New Blackjacks getting the win against the Godwinns. Good start with getting the faces their due here. Hoping you push Bradshaw a bit, and the fact that you had JR and Cornette put him over makes me think that you probably will have him be the star of the group, which, really, he probably is at this point with Windham well down the road.

    Tensions likely to rise here with The Rock and Faarooq over who the leader of The Nation is. I’m definitely intrigued to see how you go down that route as it was, obviously, what helped Rocky breakout IRL.

    Not much really to say about Bart Gunn’s win over Jose Estrada. Not much to sell me over on him but he can certainly do well with Blackman.

    Vader getting the win was impressive and not too surprising, but I’m, I guess, a bit surprised that you had him immediately get his retribution on Goldust after the betrayal last night. Vader’s obviously a monster but I figured you’d maybe have him slither away. Nonetheless, it gets him over as the big ol’ mastodon. Three matches and three faces winning makes me wonder how the rest of the show pans out.

    Awesome, awesome segment with Austin and Jarrett. That’s a well that I don’t believe the WWF went down back in the day, so I’m intrigued to see how you do it. I’m not the biggest Jarrett fan in the world, but I know his role and understand his purpose here so I can definitely be sold on him for sure. This was a hot interaction here with the brawl going down at the end of it and, for my money, probably the segment of the night to this point.

    Oh, hell yeah, @ Tazz coming in. Push him to the f’ing moon, please.

    Standard stuff from The Outlaws. Not much else to really say there.

    Yeah, figured that The Rock would get the win. Surprising, to me, that it came cleanly as it did even though The Nation got their kicks in (and boots, literally).

    Not sure where you’re gonna go with Cornette here. The easy choice, I suppose, is him backing Jeff Jarrett but I’m not sure if I’m supposed to think that because you’ll go with someone else off the board, or if you’re gonna in fact go with Double J as his man. Time will tell.

    Figured that The Outlaws would get the dirty win here. Smart choice to have them continue to roll and to continue to put them over as heels.

    As with the DX stuff in the beginning, the Kane/Paul Bearer promo was as expected. Just mainly looking forward to seeing what you have from here.

    Figured HBK would get the win, did not figure that it would come on the heels of The Nation going after Shamrock. I do wonder if you’re going to (one day) pull the trigger on Michaels-Rock on a somewhat related note, but nonetheless, this made a ton of sense to continue to drive the Rock-Shamrock feud onward and was a means to get Michaels to retain the title. Nice finish with Taker showing up to take out DX. HBK’s a marked man, for sure…

    Basically, this was a great start to your thread iMac, but I’m just looking forward to where you go next. The pivots from Survivor Series are important here and I think you laid some nice groundwork, but obviously, everything that happened (sans Austin-Jarrett, Tazz, etc.) was the expected route. Looking forward to your next RAW is WAR.

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    Re: World Wrestling Federation: The Montreal Fallout

    Shotgun Saturday Night
    November 15th, 1997
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    Michael Cole and Jerry 'The King' Lawler are on the commentary desk for the latest episode of Shotgun Saturday Night, with the pair still reeling from the shocking end to Raw while continuing the discussion of the controversy from Survivor Series.

    The opening contest sees The Truth Commission continue their battle with The Disciples of Apocalypse in a Six Man Tag Team Match, although this long running feud appears to finally come to an end as Kurrgan impresses again and he puts 8-Ball away after 03:17 with a massive spinning spinebuster.

    Kevin Kelly interviews a returning Mark Henry, who admits that his recent time away from the WWF has been a frustration for him as he recovered from injury and took part in further training. But Henry informs us all that he is on his way back, and he'll be making his in-ring return next week on Shotgun Saturday Night.

    Match number two sees Ahmed Johnson square off against Salvatore Sincere, and Johnson dominates and picks up an impressive victory, putting Sincere away after 02:38 with the Pearl River Plunge.

    We return to a dark screen, the blackness suddenly broken by a quick burst of orange and a slow heartbeat. As the beat sounds more frequently, the intensity of the orange increase, until we hear a flatline. The number ‘13’ now starts flashing across the screen until it becomes permanent, a hard rock beat starts to play, and the ‘13’ slowly fades away to reveal the words “THIS IS TAZZ”.

    Tonight's third match up pits Brian Christopher against Taka Michinoku, the two light heavyweights putting on an impressive display, with Lawler as always rooting heavily for Christopher but never explaining why. It's Taka who gets the win though, grabbing the pin after 04:11 thanks to the Michinoku Driver.

    We return to a brief video hyping the upcoming WWF pay per view, In Your House: D-Generation X, with the voiceover encouraging everyone to but the event on Sunday December 7th.

    And in the show's main event, a battle of the heavyweights as The Sultan takes on Vader. Both behemoths trade brutal shots back and forth, but it's ultimately Vader who grabs another strong win, nailing Sultan with the Vaderbomb after 07:26 to continue his recent resurgence.

    Newswire

    WWF Talent Set To Return
    Although many members of the WWF roster were absent from Monday's Raw taping in Ottawa, rumours are that those protesting Bret Hart's departure from the company at Survivor Series will be returning to work soon. Mick Foley will be back for Tuesday's taping in Cornwall, Ontario, with The Legion of Doom both expected back for the November, 24th taping in Fayetteville, North Carolina. There is still no word on the status of Hart Foundation members Owen Hart, British Bulldog and Jim Niedhart, and while all three remain under contract to the WWF, word is all three will look to follow Bret Hart out of door and into WCW.

    New Talent Set To Debut
    It was announced on Raw that ECW's Taz will soon be debuting with the WWF, and it is expected he will be put straight into a midcard storyline, with a match at In Your House: D-Generation X not out of the question. Veteran Terry Funk has made the trip north and is expected to debut on the upcoming Raw, and he too is set to be thrown straight into the mix as the company scrambles to pull together a respectable card for the upcoming pay per view. A third ECW wrestler, Lance Storm, is reportedly still in negotiations, with Jim Cornette pushing hard for the Canadian to be signed. With the talent relations department within the WWF in disarray right now, there are developments happening all the time and plans are constantly changing, with the WrestleMania XIV card far from set, newcomers could arrive and find themselves thrown into prominent roles on the WWF's biggest show of the year.

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