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    World Championship Wrestling 2001: The "Other Brand"






    April 16th, 2001
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    WITH THE ACQUISITION OF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING BY THE WORLD WRESTLING FEDERATION, SHANE MCMAHON IS ANNOUNCED HEAD OF CREATIVE AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER FOR WCW's OWN UNIQUE BRAND AND WEEKLY SHOW!

    STAMFORD, CT - The previously defunct World Championship Wrestling has found it's new home, and that is with it's own specific brand every Saturday night at 8pm EST on FX Network! After the acquisition of World Championship Wrestling by their direct rival the World Wrestling Federation, the jury was still out on whether or not WCW would continue, or cease to exist in any capacity. WWF Chairman Vince Mcmahon has officially stated that World Championship Wrestling will be it's own individual brand separate from the World Wrestling Federation, and that their specific WCW talent will be featured on the debuting show, "WCW Saturday Night" LIVE on FX Network. In addition to the new brand and show, WCW will have it's own creative team led by former Executive Vice President of WWF Global Media, Shane Mcmahon.

    In addition to the new brand, several members of talent have been acquired from Turner Broadcasting, and many have been released. Below is a list of the former WCW talent that will not be continuing their efforts in the "New WCW" under the WWF umbrella. Head of Creative Shane Mcmahon has elected for the creative team to be made up of an equal distribution of former WCW minds and current day WWF with the signing of Kevin Sullivan, Dusty Rhodes, and Ric Flair, along with WWF mainstay and producer, Bruce Prichard. On the talent relations side, the WWF has picked up former WCW Head of Talent Relations, Terry Taylor, who will work specifically with the "New WCW" talent and brand. Vince Mcmahon is giving the reigns to his son Shane Mcmahon to act as both Head of Creative and the Executive Producer of the brand, by giving WCW as much of a "no hands approach" as possible. It is still unsure whether WCW talent will completely only specifically work on the WCW brand, and vice versa for the WWF talent, but it is being reported that for the most part all the major championships will stay the same, and many of the feuds from the "Old WCW" will continue on the new brand.

    In addition to the weekly television show on Saturday nights, the first official WCW pay per view "The Great American Bash" will take place on July 29th, 2001 from the great wrestling city of Atlanta, Georgia where WCW made it's mark originally. No details have been released on the direction of the WCW brand in moving towards the pay per view, but the weekly show "WCW Saturday Night" will be taking place LIVE each and every single week from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, with the debut edition kicking off on May 26th, 2001 with a doors open time of 6pm EST.




    WCW Talent Contracts That Were Not Picked Up for Renewal

    Spoiler:

    Hulk Hogan
    Lex Luger
    Animal
    Crowbar
    Dewayne Bruce
    Dustin Rhodes
    Evan Karagias
    Hacksaw Jim Duggan
    Jason B
    Jason Jett
    Kid Romero
    MI Smooth
    Mark Jindrak
    Meng
    Norman Smiley
    Reno
    Rick Steiner
    Scotty O
    Shawn Stasiak
    The Demon
    Terry Funk
    The Wall
    Yun Yang



    Free Agent Talents Picked Up for the WCW Brand
    Raven (former WWF talent and former WWF Hardcore Champion)
    Rob Van Dam (former ECW World Champion)
    Connor Thatcher (formerly Aaron Stevens in Ohio Valley Wrestling)

    Grant Lawrence (formerly Tyson Dux in Ohio Valley Wrestling)
    Theodore Long (formerly Teddy Long, referee in the World Wrestling Federation)

    Bubba Ray Dudley (former WWF talent and former WWF World Tag Team Champion)
    D'Von Dudley (former WWF talent and former WWF World Tag Team Champion)
    Boom Boom Ananta (former WOW Women's Wrestling talent)
    Lana Star (former WOW Women's Wrestling talent and former WOW Women's Champion)
    Malice (formerly Delta Lotta Pain in WOW Women's Wrestling)


    The Management


    Owner - Vince Mcmahon
    Executive Producer - Shane Mcmahon

    Head of Creative
    - Shane Mcmahon
    Creative Team - Kevin Sullivan, Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, and Bruce Prichard
    Head of Talent Relations - Terry Taylor



    The Champions


    WCW World Heavyweight Champion - Booker T
    WCW World Tag Team Champions - The Natural Born Thrillaz (Chuck Palumbo & Sean O'Haire)
    WCW United States Champion - Mike Awesome
    WCW Cruiserweight Champion - Sugar Shane Helms
    WCW Women's Champion - Madusa



    WCW Talent


    Booker T | Goldberg | Scott Steiner | Sting | Diamond Dallas Page | Jeff Jarrett | Sid Vicious | Kevin Nash | Scott Hall | Bam Bam Bigelow | "Mr. Sports Entertainment" Mike Awesome | Syxx Pac | "The Franchise" Shane Douglas | Raven | Buff Bagwell | AJ Styles | Konnan | Alex Wright | "Sugar" Shane Helms | Billy Kidman | Rey Meysterio Jr. | Rob Van Dam | Lance Storm | "Primetime" Elix Skipper | Kaz Hayashi | Kanyon | Kid Kash | Chavo Guerrero Jr. | Jamie Noble | Chuck Palumbo | Sean O'Haire | Bubba Ray Dudley | D'Von Dudley | Brian Adams | Bryan Clark | Ron Harris | Don Harris | Shannon Moore | Paris (formerly Air Paris) | Connor Thatcher (formerly Aaron Stevens) | Grant Lawrence (formerly Tyson Dux) | Disco Inferno | Big Vito | Mike Sanders | Johnny The Bull | Hugh Morris | Kwee Wee | Lash LeRoux | Madusa | Asya | Daffney | Lana Star | Boom Boom Ananta | Malice



    WCW On-Screen Personalities


    Theodore Long | "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig | Sonny Onoo | Kimberly Page | Francine | Ms. Hancock | Major Gunns | Torrie Wilson



    Tag Teams & Stables


    The Filthy Animals - Konnan, Billy Kidman, Rey Meysterio Jr., & Torrie Wilson
    The Natural Born Thrillaz - Chuck Palumbo & Sean O'Haire
    KroniK - Bryan Clark & Brian Adams
    The Harris Brothers - Ron Harris & Don Harris
    The Dudley Boyz - Bubba Ray Dudley & D'Von Dudley

    The Aerial Express - Paris & Shannon Moore
    Alpha Beta - Connor Thatcher & Grant Lawrence



    Other Personalities


    The "On Screen" Owner - Shane Mcmahon
    The Commissioner
    - "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair
    The Broadcast Commentary - "The Professor" Mike Tenay, "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, & Ernest "The Cat" Miller
    The Backstage Interviewers - Jeremy Borash and Gorgeous George
    The Ring Announcer - David Penzer



    Television Programming




    WCW Saturday Night
    | 8pm EST/7pm CST | LIVE FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS in Orlando, Florida



    WCW TV Archive

    Upcoming Pay Per View



    World Championship Wrestling Presents: The Great American Bash | July 29, 2001 | The Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia


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    Dammit man, I was holding on to the hope that you would eventually bring back your Netflix ECW BTB! I'm excited for this, and if its anything like your ECW I'll be reading every post.

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    World Championship Wrestling 2001: The "Other Brand"
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    Good luck mate.

    This will be an interesting read as unlike ECW you can't just throw everything to the extreme. I'm keen to see how you keep WCW relevant compared to the WWF.

    Interesting to see Jarrett survived the cull considering his differences with The McMahon family.

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    Good luck with this. Love wcw btbs. If this is anything like your ECW, this will be awesome.

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    Re: World Championship Wrestling 2001: The "Other Brand"

    I'm excited to read this. I, too, am surprised to see Jarrett on the roster. I'm also surprised to see Hall on the list, but it's going to be great to see.

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    World Championship Wrestling Presents: "WCW Saturday Night"
    Saturday May 26th, 2001 | FX Network

    Universal Studios | Orlando, Florida


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    A New Day, A New Legacy, A New WCW

    The show opens up with a video package showcasing the history of WCW with "Lonely Road of Faith" by Kid Rock playing in the background of the video. A new WCW Saturday Night intro is introduced with American Alternative Rock band "Saliva" and their hit song, "Click Click Boom" playing in the background. The intro showcases all the current WCW talent, but especially focusing on WCW World Heavyweight Champion Booker T and the future of WCW being built up as the greatest assortment of new, hot, young talent in Rob Van Dam, Mike Awesome, AJ Styles, The Natural Born Thrillaz, and the exciting cruiserweights. The intro video ends and cameras pan the sold out Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida as the riotous crowd is deafening and commentary brings in the exciting debut of WCW Saturday Night LIVE, building up tonight as the most monumental day in all of professional wrestling. "The Professor" Mike Tenay hypes up the huge night and the first official word from WCW Owner Shane Mcmahon who has promised to bring a night that none of us will ever forget, along with major announcements to be made. It isn't long before "Here Comes The Money" blares over the PA and the crowd pops loud for the son of Vinnie Mac himself, Shane Mcmahon! Shane comes dancing out through the curtain in usual fashion, hyping up the crowd on the ramp and high fiving the fans on the side as he makes his way down to the ring.




    Mcmahon grabs a microphone from ringside and continues to hype up the crowd in the ring, as Mike Tenay stands up from the commentary booth and claps for the new owner of WCW, Shane Mcmahon. Shane welcomes the crowd and audience to WCW Saturday Night, and builds up how the new WCW is going to take the professional wrestling and entertainment world by storm, STARTING RIGHT HERE AND RIGHT NOW TONIGHT! The crowd cheers as Shane continues his hype patrol, talking about the long journey all the old WCW fans have been on, along with all the new WCW fans that have joined us tonight, with Shane promising that unlike other administrations, he will never ever let them down again.

    Shane: "Because unlike other administrations, I will always listen to the fans. I will always listen to the W...C...W fans, which is why tonight I am going to name an official commissioner for World Championship Wrestling who will oversee all the daily operations of match making, championships, the talent, and everything else that goes into making a successful product that you, the fans can truly get behind so there is never an excuse as to why you aren't being given your money's worth when you come down to a WCW event here at Universal Studios!! Or if you turn on your TV to a WCW program at home. The fans make all this possible, and for that...we in WCW thank you for all the continued and renewed support!"

    The crowd gets louder with their cheering which eventually turns into a "Thank you Shane" chant that echoes throughout the soundstage. Shane continues his promo on continuing to build up WCW as the most dominant wrestling and entertainment brand in the world today, and briefs the audience on the current champions in WCW, starting with the current WCW World Heavyweight Champion AND WCW United States Champion, Booker T! The crowd pops at the mentioning of Booker's name as Shane pauses for a moment and smiles at the crowd before continuing on. Shane vouches for Booker T that Booker truly is the face of World Championship Wrestling and he will continue to support every direction that the five time WCW Champion takes this groundbreaking innovative brand.

    Shane: "Next is the reigning and defending WCW Cruiserweight Champion, "Sugar" Shane Helms who has done everything in his power to prove that he is pound for pound the greatest cruiserweight in the business today, which is why in just a few short moments we are going to have a Cruiserweight Open which will consist of 6 of the hottest and innovative cruiserweights in WCW to determine who will face Mr. Helms next week on
    WCW Saturday Night FOR THAT COVETED WCW CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP!
    "

    The crowd cheers in excitement of the huge 6 man #1 contender's match tonight and that Mcmahon is clearly not wasting any time booking the champions in CHAMPIONSHIP matches right out of the gate.


    Shane: "Which leads me to my next order of business....do all of you here in Universal Studios like Championship matches?"


    Fans: YEAH!


    Shane: "Well tonight, we aren't just going to see one championship match, like I said before we care about what our fans want, so tonight we are going to feature TWO CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES RIGHT HERE TONIGHT LIVE ON WCW SATURDAY NIGHT!"

    Fans: YEAH!!!!!!

    Shane: "Because tonight the WCW Women's Champion Madusa will be going one on one in singles action for her championship belt, against an opponent who is single handedly the sickest and most deranged person I have ever met, DAFFNEY! AND....AND....because the current WCW World Tag Team Champions The Natural Born Thrillaz are so confident that they are going to keep their tag team title belts...and because they have issued an open challenge to any WCW team for their tag team title belts....well boys, you're in luck. Because earlier today I spoke with another couple guys who would love to oblige you in that challenge, the dominant six foot five Harris Brothers and that match will happen right here tonight!!"

    Fans: YEAH!!!

    "So let me just make this last sentiment abudantly clear to anyone and everyone in the professional wrestling and entertainment world, World Championship Wrestling is taking over this business once again! And on a personal note to Ole Vinnie Mac, anything can...and will happen in WCW. And just like WCW kicked your ass before, we're going to do it AGAIN....AND AGAIN....AND AGGGGAINNNN!!!"

    Shane throws the microphone down onto the mat and stares intensely into the camera shot for a few seconds in a challenging manner before jumping out of the ring and storming up the ramp, high fiving fans on the side of the ramp before he makes his way back through the curtain.





    WCW Cruiserweight Open
    Winner Earns a #1 Contender Shot for WCW Cruiserweight Championship Next Week
    Billy Kidman (w/Torrie Wilson) versus Chavo Guerrero Jr. versus Kaz Hyashi (w/Sonny Onoo) versus Jamie Noble versus Elix Skipper versus Kid Kash

    MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
    Like a typical 6 man cruiserweight match would happen, all six men immediately charge at each other and start exchanging stiff blows, with each set of two separating to different parts of the ring and ringside. Kidman attempts to utilize his veteran cruiserweight skills by trying to quickly hit a shooting star press on Kash and making the quick cover, but as the referee makes the count, Kaz Hyashi comes out of nowhere with a flying leg drop off the opposite turnbuckle, catching Kidman’s head and bashing it down onto the canvas. The match continues on with high spot after high spot along with attempted pinfall after attempted pinfall, but each time that it looks like someone is about to pick up the win, someone else will dart in to break up the count. Meanwhile at the commentary booth, the WCW Cruiserweight Champion “Sugar” Shane Helms comes out to sit at commentary using the entire play by play of the match to put himself over and talk about how “he could’ve kicked out of that” and “he would’ve gotten even more height with the 450 Splash”.

    Helms along with commentary build up the huge WCW Cruiserweight Championship match next week on WCW Saturday Night as commentary builds up all the men in this Cruiserweight Open and that they all have the ability to become #1 contender. Shane laughs on commentary and makes fun of the comment that even if they can become #1 contender, there is no way they will be able to become the Cruiserweight Champion.
    At one point during the match, Kid Kash leaped over the top rope with a suicide dive landing right on top of Chavo Guerrero Jr, sending him crashing into the barricade.But instead of Kid Kash getting back up to his feet and working on Guerrero some more or getting back into the ring, Kash grabs a bottle of water at the commentary booth, pours some in his mouth, and then proceeds to spit it out into the face of Helms! Helms immediately gets hot and flips the top of the commentary booth up, darting right for Kash and wiping him out with a hard shot to the top of his head with the Cruiserweight Championship belt!!! OH MY GOD!! Helms kicks Kash some more and screams in his face that he is the champion!

    Helms goes back to his seat and sits down as the match continues with Elix Skipper controlling most of the match at this point,
    connecting with a hurricarana on Kaz Hyashi of the top rope, sending him flying through the middle ropes and crashing head first onto the steel ring steps outside the ring! Skipper sees Noble dazed from the Northern Lights Suplex a few moments ago from Billy Kidman. Skipper darts over to Noble and quickly rolls him up into a small package, balancing his feet off the bottom rope trying to use the ropes for leverage. 1….2…but the referee sees Skipper’s leg and stops the count, screaming for Skipper to put his legs down.

    Skipper immediately gets hot and starts screaming at the referee to make the count and that he didn’t have his feet on the ropes. But as Skipper’s back is turned yelling at referee Charles Robinson, Jamie Noble staggers up from behind Skipper and dropkicks him in the back, sending him crashing chest first into the corner. Noble looks at the crowd with an ecstatic look on his face and then charges at Skipper finishing it off with a Stinger Splash out of nowhere on Elix Skipper!!!! BAMM!!! This time it is Noble who rolls Skipper up in a small package, 1….2….3!! Noble wins! Noble pins Elix Skipper!!



    Spoiler:

    Winner: Jamie Noble by Pinfall to Become the WCW Cruiserweight Championship #1 Contender



    As soon as the bell rings, Elix Skipper looks at the referee with a shocked look on his face, in complete disbelief that Jamie Noble just pinned him in the ring! Noble jumps up to his feet and starts celebrating in the ring as the referee holds his arm up in victory, and Shane Helms laughs on commentary, building up the shock value that Jamie Noble was the one who stole a victory in the Cruiserweight Open. Helms slowly stands up from his chair at the commentary booth, holds up his Cruiserweight Championship in the air, and points to Jamie Noble screaming, "It's your lucky day! You and me, it's going down!'

    Helms smirks at the crowd, poses for a second and then proceeds to walk up the ramp as Noble continues to celebrate in the ring in an enthusiastic way while Skipper just sits on his knees in shock shaking his head. Noble slides out of the ring and high fives several fans while Skipper makes it back up to his feet and starts stalking down referee Charles Robinson.
    Robinson tries explaining to Skipper that he was using the ropes for leverage, which is why he stopped the count. Skipper's eyes get even wider and he is shaking with anger as he pushes the referee against the corner of the ring and screams that tonight was supposed to be his night and that he should be the #1 contender, screaming several times "CONSPIRACY!" at Charles Robinson.

    Finally, Robinson pushes Skipper off of him and quickly rolls underneath the bottom rope to prevent any assault from the raging Elix Skipper. Skipper looks at the crowd with a disgusted look on his face before storming out of the ring and up the ramp. As he makes his way up the ramp , commentary shows replays of the dropkick into the corner by Noble and the quick win, along with Skipper trying to use the ropes for leverage




    Commercial Break




    Big Poppa Challenger

    Cameras come back from the commercial break to show a long black limousine pulling up in the parking garage. The camera pans the tires of the limo to reveal the driver opening up the door slowly and two scantily clad women stepping out of the limo with a very determined and stern faced Scott Steiner following behind. Steiner screams at the driver, "GET MY DAMN BAGS!" before walking towards the door of the arena with one woman on each arm. As he walks to the door in anger, commentary sells his frustration of not getting his rematch for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship yet, and that he promised he would come here tonight and take what is deserved for him.






    Before the match begins, Lance Storm is the first one to come out already with a microphone in his hand. As Storm makes his way down the ramp, he starts to cut a promo that tonight is a fresh start and new beginning for himself in WCW, and that he will finally be taken seriously for all the hard work and determination that he puts into every single match in this ring. Storm in his typical vanilla-like tone attempts to put himself over, hyping up his superior ring skills and his ability to make anyone tap out when he snaps on his Sharpshooter. Storm finally gets into the ring and talks over the booing crowd about how he didn’t train in the Stu Hart Dungeon to be disrespected like he has been every single night he walks through the curtain. Storm holds his arms up in the air and screams, “THIS IS A NEW BEGINNING! THIS IS THE AGE OF STORM!!”

    But he is quickly cut off by the sound of “Walk” by Kilgore blaring over the PA, and the smattering of fans in the arena who realize that this must be the arrival of the former ECW World Champion, Rob Van Dam! Van Dam bounces out through the curtain to a huge reaction from the crowd, as
    commentary builds up how we all knew that Van Dam was coming to WCW, but no one knew he would be making his debut on the first night! Commentary builds up all the accomplishments of Van Dam, giving the listeners at home an idea of exactly who Van Dam is and how extraordinary of an athlete Van Dam is. Van Dam with a huge smirk on his face gets to the bottom of the ramp and does his signature “Rob Van Dam” taunt as the crowd gets louder and louder with their support for RVD. The smattering of fans in the audience who know about RVD are very vocal in their support, which feeds off the rest of the arena to get behind Van Dam. As Van Dam gets into the ring, Storm glares at him, clearly being very upset that he is being interrupted and seemingly disrespected by Van Dam already.

    Van Dam grabs a microphone and grins at Storm as commentary sells the huge moment that is happening in the ring right now, and how very few times do we ever get to see two premier athletes like Rob Van Dam and Lance Storm standing toe to toe in a ring together. Van Dam slowly raises the microphone up to his mouth to cut a promo, but Lance Storm interrupts him in a rage before Van Dam can say anything,
    “WHO IN THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE??” Van Dam chuckles to himself and looks at the riotous fans at ringside before throwing his right arm in the air and doing his signature “RVD” taunt.



    Rob Van Dam: “I think…I know…these people here tonight know that my name is ROB…”




    Rob Van Dam/Fans: VAN….DAM!!





    Rob Van Dam quickly drops the microphone and leaps up connecting with a spinning heel kick on Storm, laying him out in the center of the ring as the crowd jumps up to their feet with enthusiasm and Mike Tenay on commentary screams, “WELL HERE WE GO!!” The referee quickly slides into the ring and calls for the bell as the match gets underway.



    Normal Singles Match

    Lance Storm versus Rob Van Dam

    MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
    The match starts off hot from the very beginning with Van Dam taking an early babyface advantage over Lance Storm to get the crowd completely behind him. But momentum is quickly evened up when Storm reverses a double underhook facebuster in the corner with a german suplex of his own, followed by a dropkick to the top of the head to keep him down! The two battle back and forth with Van Dam utilizing his aerial and striking skills and Storm attempting to keep it grounded by utilizing his far superior technical and submission skills. Van Dam hits several high spots trying to pick up the pinfall on Storm, but Storm refuses to stay down and kicks out at the count of two every single time other than the final time when he was able to turn Van Dam over into a boston crab of his own!! Van Dam desperately tries reaching for the bottom rope, but Storm utilizes his veteran experience and pulls Van Dam back into the middle of the ring as the fans boo and commentary builds up the psychology and intelligence of Lance Storm that makes him a dangerous force for anyone facing him in the ring.

    But right as it looks like Van Dam is going to tap out to the vicious Boston Crab, Van Dam is able to twist his feet enough to break the hold and quickly scurry out of the way before Storm can sinch up tighter on the hold and keep him in his grasps. The crowd cheers with Van Dam getting out of the hold, but Storm once again pulls Van Dam into the center of the ring and goes to lock him into a Sharpshooter this time!
    But as Storm goes to lock on his signature Sharpshooter, Van Dam kicks him in the face and then follows up with a double knee facebreaker knocking Storm abruptly back laying on the canvas. Van Dam slowly struggles up to his feet and looks at Storm who is holding his chin in pain. Van Dam bounces off the ropes and connects with a Rolling Thunder on Lance Storm as the crowd gets louder with their support!

    Van Dam originally goes to cover Storm, but stops himself before he covers him and then looks at the cheering crowd who are screaming and chanting “FIVE STAR FIVE STAR FIVE STAR!”
    Van Dam staggers over to the corner, leaps up onto the top turnbuckle, does his signature RVD taunt, and then proceeds to leap off in exciting fashion, landing on top of Storm with his signature Five Star Frog Splash that shakes the ring as the crowd pops!!!

    Mike Tenay: “FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH!!! COVER HIM!! COVER HIM!”

    Van Dam quickly scurries over to Storm and covers him for the pinfall, 1….2…..3!!! RVD wins!



    Spoiler:

    Winner: Rob Van Dam by Pinfall



    As the bell rings, the crowd immediately jumps up to their feet in a unison of cheering for their babyface free agent that signed from ECW, Rob Van Dam!!! The crowd chants "RVD RVD RVD RVD!" as Van Dam jumps back up to his feet and proceeds to pose for the riotous crowd. Commentary hypes the huge WCW debut of former ECW World Champion Rob Van Dam, while also commending Lance Storm on his hard-fought battle against Van Dam tonight. Van Dam gets out of the ring and makes his way up the ramp, strutting and celebrating as he won his first official WCW match. Storm slowly starts coming back to himself and realizing that he lost the match as the crowd continues to cheer and chant RVD's name. Van Dam stands at the top of the stage and looks back and forth at the crowd before raising his arms up in the air and doing the "Rob Van Dam" signature chant along with teh crowd right behind him. As Van Dam walks back through the curtain, Storm gets back up onto his feet and looks at the crowd with a distraught and irate look on his face. Storm grabs his head and starts shaking as commentary sells how big of a loss this has to be for Lance Storm, knowing that his first official match back in WCW is a losing effort against a man who clearly is moving up the ranks in WCW.

    Storm screams in a fit of anger at the crowd to shut up with the RVD chants, which only encourages them to get louder and louder with the chants, making Storm even more angry. Storm slides underneath the bottom rope, kicks the steel ring steps, and then storms up the ramp in complete disbelief and anger that he lost to Van Dam.

    "That wasn't supposed to happen!!! I was supposed to win! It's my time now!!! My time!!!"




    A Vicious Threat


    Cameras quickly cut to the backstage area where an irate Scott Steiner barges in Shane Mcmahon's office and screams that he told him he had until tonight to name him the #1 contender for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, and now it's time to do it. Shane shakes his head and tries to reassure Steiner that the #1 contender announcement will be made in due time, but there is no guarantee that #1 contender will be him. Steiner gets more angry and looks at Mcmahon with wide eyes getting in his face and screaming that he will break Shane in half if he doens't make this right by the end of the night. Shane doesn't handle the warning lightly and asks Steiner in a calm voice, "Are you sure about that Scott?"

    Steiner freaks out and pushes Shane up against the wall of his office and screams,
    "I'M WARNING YOU MCMAHON, DON'T FU**ING SCREW WITH ME!" before storming out of the office, leaving Shane standing there holding his back with a stern look on his face.





    THE CHAMP IS HERE!

    The scene opens up backstage as it shows the WCW World Heavyweight Champion and WCW United States Champion Booker T arriving to the building inciting a huge pop from the crowd. Booker T looks forward with a serious look on his face, clearly not wasting any time getting into the arena as commentary builds up how intense this is going to be right now with both Scott Steiner and Booker T in the arena tonight, both looking like they are just waiting for a fight.

    Mike Tenay: Oh boy, here we go! Big Poppa Pump wanted him, and it looks like he may get him tonight! I can just imagine what the five time WCW Champion and current United States Champion is going to do when he finds out that Scott Steiner is on his trail tonight! This is about to pick up, folks!

    Ernest "The Cat" Miller: But Mike, that man right there ain't scared of nobody! I ain't doubtin' the Genetic Freak, but that man right there doesn't look like he's playin' tonight, and I know from personal experience, you don't want that man showin' up to the party! Scotty will get a run for his money tonight if he wants to put Booker to the test!

    Dusty Rhodes: Booka T is a 5 time WCW World Champion for a reason daddy! But ain't too many men in this bizness, that are gon make Scotty Steina run away! Mcmahon ya betta get security ready now, cuz this is gon explode baby!

    Mike Tenay: Booker T, Scott Steiner, what's gonna happen tonight?! We'll be back ladies and gentlemen right after these messages!




    Commercial Break




    I Was Robbed!!!

    Cameras open up from the commercial break to show an
    upset and distraught "Primetime" Elix Skipper pacing back and forth backstage, kicking trashcans and anything else in his path while screaming that he was robbed of his #1 contender shot at the WCW Cruiserweight Championship. Gorgeous George rushes over to him with a microphone in an attempt to interview him about what is going on, but as soon as she approaches him, he yells at her and starts to cut a scathing and incoherent promo that what happened tonight was a sham and a conspiracy against him in the effort of keeping the WCW Cruiserweight Championship away from him.

    Skipper backs up his claim by explaining that he had Jamie Noble in a small package pin, and instead of the referee counting the three when Jamie Noble did not kick out, he stopped the count and said that Jamie's foot was SUPPOSEDLY underneath the bottom rope to constitute a rope break. Gorgeous George looks at Skipper with a confused look on her face, and asks Skipper with uncertainity if the count should not have been broken up. Skipper's eyes widen and he gets even more angry at Gorgeous George pushing her out of the way and snatching the microphone out of her hand. Skipper looks directly into the camera and demands that not only does Shane reverse the decision and give him his rightful title match against Shane Helms next week, but that he also fires referee Charles Robinson on the spot next week as well!

    Skipper throws the microphone down and storms off in a huff as Gorgeous George slowly walks back over to the microphone and picks it up, waiting for the raging Skipper to get far enough down the hallway that she is safe.





    We Should've Expected This

    Cameras pan the inside of the arena once again as commentary continues to hype up the huge night we have had so far, while
    continuing to hype the uncertainity of what's going to happen once Scott Steiner finds out that Booker T is here in Universal right now! But after just a few moments, "DON'T HATE THE PLAYA, HATE THE GAME!" blares over the PA and the crowd erupts into a unison of cheering, seemingly showing their support for the WCW World Heavyweight Champion and WCW US Champion more than ever before! Booker T comes walking out with both belts secured firmly across each shoulder, staring towards the crowd for a few moments on the top of the stage before continuing his walk down to the ring. As he makes his way down towards the ring commentary continues to sell how Booker T not only became the WCW World Heavyweight Champion on the last episode of Nitro, but he secured his WCW United States Championship on the last episode of Nitro as well, and because of that, he holds the two most prestigious championships in WCW, and throughout the entire world.

    Dusty Rhodes on commentary
    brings back up that Scott Steiner is looking to rip Booker T apart, so Shane Mcmahon doesn't have long before he needs to get security down to this ring to prevent a riot. Booker gets into the ring and grabs a microphone as his music dies down and the crowd starts up a "Booker T" chant. Booker looks back and forth at the crowd, holding both titles firmly on his shoulders, not saying a word and just nodding his head with their undying support for the five time WCW Champion.

    Booker T: "Ya know, I was originally just gonna come out here and tell ya'll, about what I was gonna do as the WCW Champion and the WCW United States Champion going forward with the new WCW. I was originally just gonna come out here and tell you how I was gonna represent the new WCW...where I was gonna go with WCW and what my expectations were for all of you.....BUT THAT WAS BEFORE SOME PUNK ASS NAMED SCOTT STEINER STARTED GOING BACK AND FORTH RUNNIN' HIS MOUTH ABOUT MY TITLE!MY CAREER! AND WHAT I HAVE BUSTED MY ASS IN THIS BUSINESS FOR OVER A DECADE TO ACCOMPLISH!MY NAME IS BOOKER T, I'M THE FIVE TIME WCW CHAMPION....RECOGNIZE SUCKA, CUZ I CAN...

    AND I WILL WHUPP YO' GYM BODIED PUNK ASS ALL OVER ORLANDO RIGHT NOW RIGHT HERE TONIGHT, SUCKA!!!
    "


    The crowd immediately pops as Booker T starts getting more angry and raging with his promo, mentioning how he beat Scott Steiner back in March, and he will do it again tonight. The crowd feeds Booker T even more as commentary begs Booker T to calm down.
    But instead Booker starts getting more fueled up with his promo, throwing down his title belts and screaming for Scott Steiner to come out and fight him right now, because he isn't going to let anybody disrespect him. It doesn't take long before the lights dim and the siren of Scott Steiner's theme blares over the PA and the crowd starts cheering and chanting "Fight Fight Fight Fight!"

    All three members of commentary attempt to scream into the ring at Booker to not do this and to just let Steiner cool off. But Booker T just continues to pace back and forth in the middle of the ring awaiting for "Big Poppa Pump" to come out. Steiner storms out through the curtain without either one of his "freaks" that he arrived with,
    clearly looking for a fight with the WCW and US Champion. Steiner makes his way down the ramp as the two stare at each other and the fans await at fever pitch for the brawl to begin. Steiner snatches a microphone at ringside and cuts his music off, getting on top of the apron and looking directly into Booker T's eyes. Scott Steiner takes off his sunglasses and starts to cut a vicious and angry promo on Booker T, calling him a "paper champion" who is nothing but a place holder until the real champion comes back for his belt. Steiner hypes himself up in the process, building up how he has the largest arms in the world and that the champion wants his belt back. Booker T does not budge though and walks over to the ropes to get face to face with the former WCW Champion.

    Scott Steiner: "So if you think you're man enough to be the WCW Champion, why don't you take your pretty little sunglasses and qu**r looking vest off and fight me like a man right now FOR THAT BELT?? COME ON BOOKER, I THOUGHT YOU WERE THE MAN! I THOUGHT YOU WERE THE CHAMPION! COME ON! PUT IT ON THE LINE RIGHT NOW!"

    Booker starts aggressively nodding his head and screaming for Steiner to come at him, clearly not having any fear about putting his belt on the line tonight as the crowd goes wild and Ernest Miller on commentary reassures what is happening, "I told you that you don't want to put Booker T to the test!"

    Booker T: "You want a match, sucka? This ain't gonna be no match! This is gonna be a fight! And I'm gonna whupp your punk ass until you can't stand up!"

    Scott Steiner: "Get a referee down here! Let's put your money where your mouth is! I can understand if you're scared to step in the ring with the genetic freak, but don't come out here on MY SHOW and talk about how your THE CHAMPION! Because as I stand here lookin' at you right now, it looks like the only thing you're champion of, is the gorilla exhibit at the Orlando Zoo! And you want to talk about gym bodied? Listen you overrated son of a bit**, I don't care if you're the 5 time WCW Champion or not...that means you got your ass kicked four times in the center of this ring!And let me tell you something, if you don't get out of MY RING and give me back MY TITLE, I'm gonna make the fifth time you get your ass kicked in the center of this ring your last time!Because you won't be getting up when I kick the gold caps right out of your mouth and send your ass packin' back to cage you crawled out of!"

    Booker T: "I'M NOT HERE TO TALK, SUCKA!"

    Booker T slaps Steiner across the face and the two immediately start to go at it, brawling all around the ring as the crowd pops with excitement and commentary sells how chaos has erupted right here at Universal Studios! The two go back and forth with stiff shots, not letting up as
    security rushes down to the ring to break them up. As soon as security gets into the ring though, Booker T and Scott Steiner continue to fight and the two start hitting anyone in their path to stop them from brawling more. Ten security guards are in the ring trying to pull these two apart, as they continue to throw anything and everything they can at one another, screaming insults back and forth to each other. The brawl looks to have died down a little bit as both men are pulled to opposite corners of the ring, but then in a last ditch effort Booker T pushes one of the security guards to the right and leaps at Steiner, giving him a few more shots to the face, as they brawl for a few more seconds before finally being completely restrained by security away from each other. Security holds Booker T back in the corner of the ring as the other half of security starts to escort Steiner up the ramp and out of the building. Steiner looks into the camera with anger as he is pushed up the ramp by security,

    Scott Steiner: "This ain't over Booker! This ain't over not by a long shot! You want to show me you're a champion? You want ot show me you're a man? Prove it! Prove it you son of a bit**!"

    As security holds back a raging Booker T on the far right corner of the ring, Booker screams towards Steiner that if he wants him, he can have him anytime and any place!
    Finally once security gets through the curtain with Steiner, the security restraining Booker T escort him out of the ring, up the ramp, and then through the curtain as the fans continue to go wild in the arena.




    No Plan For The Chaos?

    Cameras quickly open up backstage to show Jeremy Borash rushing over to Shane Mcmahon's office in hopes of getting word from the WCW owner on what just happened between Booker T and Scott Steiner. But as soon as Borash gets to Shane's door, Shane frantically asks Borash if Steiner and Booker T have both been escorted out of the arena yet. Borash shrugs his shoulders and tells Shane that he isn't sure if they are out of the building yet, but they have both been restrained and are being taken out of the arena now. Borash tries to transition it into a series of questions about what he is going to do about the world title situation and what just happened out there. But Shane immediately stops him dead in his tracks and reiterates that he has a lot on his plate tonight, and if the Steiner/Booker T situation is done now, then it's done and any announcement about #1 contender or whatever can be decided on and made next week.

    Shane Mcmahon: "But I have to make a phone call to the new commissoner to make sure he is on his way to the arena right now!"

    Shane slams the door in Borash's face and Borash just stands there shaking his head in disappointment that Shane wouldn't answer his questions about what is to happen with Booker T and Scott Steiner, and if at this point any suspensions and/or fines are going to be handed out.





    Commercial Break



    Nitro Girls Segment After The Commercial Break




    Kliq4Lyfe!

    The music of the Nitro Girls segment is cut off abruptly causing the girls to look around confused at what is going on, when all of a sudden a HOWLLL is heard echoing through the arena as the fans pop with excitement!
    The sound of the old "Wolfpac" music blasts throughout the arena as the fans jump to their feet and break into a frenzy as commentary sells the shock and awe that Scott Hall and Kevin Nash are making their way out through the curtain presently.

    Mike Tenay: I had a stinkin' feeling that these two would be coming out here tonight on the debut edition of WCW Saturday Night! And boy, do these guys have a history here in WCW!

    Dusty Rhodes: The boys are back in town daddy! And it doesn't look like they missed a beat down on South Beach!

    Kevin Nash and Scott Hall pose at the top of the stage for the riotous crowd as they hold up their signature "wolfpac/kliq hand signal". The Nitro Girls start to dance to the "Wolfpac" theme as Scott Hall struts over to them and starts dancing on them, much to their delight as commentary sells how
    Kevin Nash and Scott Hall have arrived and they look better than ever! Kevin Nash laughs and walks over to Hall pulling him reluctantly away from the girls, as they continue to dance and Hall holds up his hand to his ear and whispering to the girls, "call me". The two make their way down towards the ring as the fans continue to cheer and chant "Wolfpac Wolfpac Wolfpac!" The two get into the ring and Scott Hall grabs a microphone at ringside. They pose in the ring for a few moments before their music stops and Hall rises the microphone up to his mouth. Hall smiles at the crowd and pauses before he leans into the microphone and says "Hey Yo" which pops the crowd in the audience as they cheer even louder and chant "Wolfpac" even louder at the clear babyfaces in the arena. Hall pauses and smiles at the crowd, getting the reassurance from Kevin Nash who stands next to him hyping him up.

    Scott Hall: "It's survey time here in Orlando, Florida!"

    Fans: YEAHHHH!!!

    Scott Hall: "You got to admit that being here in Orlando tonight is just....TOOOOO...

    Fans/Hall: SWEEEEET!

    Scott Hall: "So, let's get to it. So is everybody here at Universal Studios in Orlando tonight here to see, WCW?"

    Fans: NOOOOOOOOO!!!

    Scott Hall: "Orrrr...orrrrr...is everybody here at Universal Studios in Orlando tonight here to see the,

    Fans/Hall: N...W...

    Scott Hall: "Ooops my bad, my bad. I mean, orrrrr.....orrrrr...is everybody here at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida tonight here to see the,"

    Hall/Nash: KLIQ!!

    Fans: YEAH!!!!!!!!

    Hall/Fans: ONE MORE...FOR THE GOOD GUYS.


    The crowd erupts into a unison of cheering as Hall has seemingly put over the "Kliq" rather than his usual NWO schtick. But the crowd loves it and Nash grabs the microphone from Hall as Hall poses for the riotous crowd. Nash smiles at the crowd and starts to cut a promo about how not too much has changed from the old WCW...and the new WCW. Nash explains that whether it is the "new WCW" or the "old WCW" the Kliq still rules the wrestling business. Nash hypes how him and Hall still get paid, because they are still the hottest thing going in professional wrestling today, just like they have always been.

    Kevin Nash: "So, the NWO may be dead and gone here in WCW...but the Kliq is still alive and well in professional wrestling, and Shane-O we will never go away! Kliq4lyfe is not a monikor or some marketing slogan, its a promise. It's a promise that WCW and the world has never seen the Kliq like this before, and my man Scott Hall and I along with a few other friends of ours are gonna rule this business once again! So get ready, because the band is back in town!"

    The "Wolfpac" music blares over the PA while both Hall and Nash hold up their hands with the "Kliq" hand signal to each other and pose for the crowd, as the crowd continues to cheer and mimick the Kliq hand signal towards Hall and Nash. The two get out of the ring and start strutting up the ramp as the music continues and Scott Hall dances and laughs with his best friend. As they make their way up the ramp, the two meet hands with several fans on the side guardrail and commentary builds up how the first shot has been fired and that it isn't the NWO that the wrestling world has to worry about, it's the core of that group with the infamous Kliq.





    Commercial Break




    Filthy Animals Party Tour 2001!

    Cameras come back from the commercial break as it shows The Filthy Animals all standing outside in a circle full of parked low riders in the parking lot of Universal Studios. Several fans are present surrounding The Filthy Animals and a grill, as Rey Meysterio Jr. is flipping burgers on the grill and Billy Kidman is pouring Tequila into shot glasses on a long white table.
    Konnan rallies up the crowd surrounding them and explains into the camera that since the arena was sold out for the debut show of WCW Saturday Night, they thought it would be fitting to just start the official Filthy Animals Party Tour 2001 right here in Orlando Florida tonight! Torrie Wilson is prancing around teasing the crowd with a mock striptease as the crowd surrounding them start chanting "TAKE IT OFF TAKE IT OFF!" Konnan pulls up a fan to the table and tells him that he will give him 100 bucks right now, if he can down this entire bottle of Tequila in less than sixty seconds. The fan smiles and agrees to the challenge as Torrie takes off her top to reveal a red and white polka dot bra.

    Konnan: "Are you ready man? Let's do this. You got sixty seconds. Ready...go!"

    The fan start chugging the bottle of tequila as Konnan and Billy Kidman try and rally him up to chug faster and faster. The camera switches over to show
    Torrie slowly take off her short shorts to reveal a thong that gets a huge pop from the crowd surrounding them! The camera shot focuses back on the fan who finishes the bottle of tequila just in the knick of time to secure his 100 dollar bill. The fan gets done drinking it and Konnan slaps him on the back and congratulates him before turning his attention back to the camera shot,

    Konnan: "Filthy Animals Party Tour 2001, if you can't be inside, come outside! We'll be here same time, same place next week! Now Billy pour me some shots, come on people, everyone is doing a shot right now! Filthy Animals bring the party!!"

    The crowd cheers and starts chanting "Konnan Konnan Konnan!" as the scene fades and pans the inside of the arena as commentary sells how WCW is taking over Saturday nights right here on FX Network! Ernest Miller on commentary is disappointed that he isn't out in the parking lot right now with a barely dressed Torrie Wilson.






    Normal Singles Match
    Mike Awesome versus AJ Styles

    MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
    As the match begins, Mike Awesome is clearly the favorite going into this match with his unparalleled size advantage over the young upstart AJ Styles. Throughout the match commentary hypes how both of these men have a very bright future, with Mike Awesome being referred to as the future of WCW himself and AJ Styles attempting to make a name for himself without the monikor of tag team high spot artist. Styles several times tries to battle back and take an advantage over the 6 foot 6 monster, but the size differential is just too much for Styles to handle. Awesome seemingly breaks every single burst of momentum from Styles in the form of brutal power move that shakes the foundation of the ring and knocks Styles loopy in the center of the ring. Midway through the match, "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig struts out onto the ramp in a three piece suit, just surveying the damage being laid waste on the ring by the goliath like Mike Awesome.

    Commentary sells the suspense as to why Hennig is out here watching Awesome dominate Styles, and speculates that Hennig might be finally trading in his wrestling boots for a microphone mouth piece for good. Awesome doesn't even realize that Hennig is on the ramp as he struts around the ring throughout the match, taunting at Styles in typical heel fashion daring him to get up.
    But each time that Styles goes to get up, Awesome will just kick him in the back of the head and then slam him down viciously with a huge power move like a bully. Awesome finishes the match off by catching Styles in mid air and slamming him down on the hard canvas with a Choke Bomb (sitout two handed choke slam) when Styles attempted to hit a moonsault of the top rope. Styles lies completely motionless in the center of the ring, as Awesome smirks at the crowd before covering him, 1...2.....3!!


    Spoiler:

    Winner: Mike Awesome by Pinfall




    After the match is over, “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig nods with a sense of approval down at the ring as Mike Awesome just stands in the center of the ring looking up the ramp at Hennig with a confused look on his face. Hennig smirks at Awesome before turning around and walking through the curtain. The referee tries to hold Awesome’s arm up, but Awesome pushes him to the side and screams at him to “get out of his camera shot”. Awesome taunts at the crowd arrogantly as Styles slowly tries to make it back up to his feet, clearly still feeling the dire effects of the vicious Choke Bomb from Mike Awesome that ended the match. Before cameras cut to the commercial break, commentary sells the brutality and vicious force of Mike Awesome as absolutely extraordinary, and that even though Styles refused to quit for most of the match, Awesome’s devastating strength finally overpowered him. Commentary mentions and builds up that Awesome is going to definitely be someone to watch in the year 2001 for WCW.




    Commercial Break




    Before the match begins, the remixed "Smells Like Teen Spirit" blares over the PA and the crowd jumps up to their feet for DDP's old theme music. Page comes strutting out through the curtain with a big grin on his face and his signature cigar in his mouth along with wife Kimberly, posing for the cheering crowd as commentary hypes how we knew Buff Bagwell would be in action, but we had no idea it would be against "The Original People's Champion" Diamond Dallas Page! Page with a microphone already in his hand struts down to the ring with Kimberly cutting a promo about how when we heard that WCW would be going down every single week in Hot-LANDO, he knew it wouldn't be a party without D...D....P!! Page gets into the ring and continues cutting his over the top babyface promo about how what happened in the old WCW is all water under the bridge, and that now he is focused on one thing and that is becoming the WCW World Heavyweight Champion and forcing everyone who is unfortunate to come within his path to FEEL THE BANG!!

    Diamond Dallas Page: "So, I'm issuing the message loud and CLEAR tonight. I don't care if you're Booker T. I don't care if you're Scotty Steiner. Hell I don't care if you're any of those monkeyboys up the road in Stamford, CT...when you look at me...you're looking at the next WCW World Heavyweight Champion! And if I have to run through some failed Chippendales dancer who couldn't lace my boots or Kimberly's bra strap, the only thing you're gonna feel tonight is your entire world crashing down on you when you turn around and are BROUGHT DOWN BY THE DIAMMMMMMONDDDD CUTTERRRR!!"

    DDP holds up his hands in his signature "Diamond Cutter sign" with the crowd as commentary sells that DDP's quest for the World Heavyweight Championship starts tonight, and it starts with a man he knows very well in Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell!!



    Normal Singles Match
    Diamond Dallas Page (w/Kimberly) versus Buff Bagwell

    MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
    The match starts off with DDP taking his early babyface advantage against Buff Bagwell, rallying up the crowd behind him and connecting with several suplex variations on Buff "The Stuff". But the momentum of the match starts to even out a little bit when Bagwell reverses a spinning spinebuster into a double underhook DDT of his own! BAM! But as Bagwell goes for the quick pin, misinterpreting his own momentum, Page is able to kick out at the count of two. The two brawl around the ring for a little bit longer as both men utilize their fair share of offense, the closest nearfall coming when Bagwell leaped off the top turnbuckle in dramatic fashion landing directly on top of Page, laying him out with a diving crossbody!! 1...2...Page kicks out just in the knick of time at 2 and 7 eighths. Bagwell looks at the referee with a shocked look on his face, clearly expecting the diving crossbody to be the end of it. The match continues on for a little bit longer with Bagwell seemingly controlling a large portion of the next couple minutes. Bagwell puts his final stamp on his assault when he connected with an Atomic Drop!

    Bagwell walks over to the ropes to climb up for his signature Buff Blockbuster, but instead he turns his attention over to Kimberly Page. As Buff Bagwell seems to have the match in the bag, he turns around to look directly at Kimberly standing on the outside of the ring. Bagwell smiles with a creepy look on his face and starts strutting his pelvis at Kimberly and screaming,

    "YOU KNOW YOU WANT THE STUFF BABY! OHHHHHH YEAHHHH!"

    As Kimberly looks at him with a disgusted look on her face, his taunting is immediately cut short by Diamond Dallas Page coming out of nowhere and connecting with a Diamond Cutter completely laying Bagwell out in the center of the ring!!!!!! BAMMMM!!! Page covers Bagwell as the crowd chants the count with the referee, 1...2...3!! DDP wins! DDP has beaten Buff Bagwell in his WCW return match!!



    Spoiler:

    Winner: Diamond Dallas Page by Pinfall



    As the match comes to an end, Kimberly Page quickly slides underneath the bottom rope of the ring and congratulates her husband Diamond Dallas Page. The referee holds Page's arm up in the air as he struggles up to his feet, while commentary builds up the huge return win for DDP and Ernest Miller screams on commentary,

    "Wow! Look at Kimberly! I guess she had that personality and character transplant that she needed! Standing by her husband, that's great!"


    Page poses for the crowd as Bagwell slides underneath the ropes and to the outside, sulking after his unexpected loss. But as Page and Kimberly go to leave the ring,
    "Perfect Strangers" blares over the PA and the crowd immediately dies down with their cheering, and Page stops at the ropes looking up the ramp with a confused look on his face. "The Franchise" Shane Douglas struts out through the curtain with a pissed off look on his face, with a scantily clad Francine on his arm. The crowd pops seeing Francine make her official WCW debut while in a silky see through top over her bra. Douglas already with a microphone in his hand stops on the ramp and paces back and forth on the ramp, intensely staring down Diamond Dallas Page while taunting and screaming at the fans to shut up.

    Shane Douglas: "Cut off my damn music!"

    Shane screams through the microphone with anger. Douglas pauses for a few moments to stare down Diamond Dallas Page again, who is standing in the ring waiting for Douglas to get into the ring. Shane slowly raises the microphone up to his mouth and starts to cut a vicious and scathing intense promo on
    the backstage politics in WCW for not featuring "The Franchise" on the debut edition of WCW Saturday Night Live, and that he is sick and tired of taking the backseat to the SUPPOSED REAL STARS like Diamond Dallas Page. Douglas continues to build himself up as the hottest free agent in professional wrestling today, and that WCW is scared to push a guy like him, because they know that with the talent he has, he will transcend this business and become bigger than WCW.

    Shane Douglas: "But Page I can understand why you fit their mold. You sit around waiting for a paycheck doing every single that you are told to do by the fat slobs in the back calling the shots, who have never drew a damn dime in this industry. I understand you do it to keep a job, and I can understand that. But whether you want to admit it and these sheeps in the audience want to admit it or not, you also do it to stroke your own oversized ego for your own overrated ability in this ring. You come out here to this ring thinking you're still the man, when you never truly were. And trust me Page, if I had to come out here with a bit** as ugly as that on my arm, I would be depressed too and feel the need to be praised by all the scumbags working backstage in World Championship Wrestling. You come out with your fat disgusting wife so that you can attempt to feel relevant in this sport once again!"

    The crowd boos as Douglas pauses and looks at the audience with a disgusted look on his face and Francine just stands there shaking her head and giving the crowd dirty looks. Page getting more and more angry at Shane's words starts to
    push Kimberly over to the side and motion for Douglas to get into the ring right now and settle this. Page grabs a microphone of his own at ringside and before Douglas can go to speak again, Page cuts him off,

    Diamond Dallas Page: "Hey Dynamic Dude...don't sing it, BRING IT!!!"

    The crowd pops at Page shooting with the “Dynamic Dude” comment and not backing down from “The Franchise.” Douglas looks at Page with a disgusted look on his face and shakes his head before continuing his promo on about how he has to do every single thing in his power to hold himself back from jumping in the ring right now and embarrassing DDP in front of all these fans. Page rolls his eyes and screams at Douglas that if he doesn’t want to prove himself, then he needs to get out of his arena. This completely sets Douglas off and Douglas starts screaming at Page with wide eyes,






    Shane Douglas: “Your Arena???? Did you just say, your arena?? Wait a minute! You are kicking me out of your arena?! First off let me tell you just who the hell I am. My name is Shane Douglas. I am The Franchise of this industry. I lay down with the sexiest women, I have the most money, I win the most prestigious world championships, and trust me when I tell you this Page, I kick ass the hardest you have ever seen in your entire life, and if you keep testing me Dallas, you’ll be the next one to find that out! I don’t prance around here like some creepy club owner suffering through a mid life crisis like you, I am the Franchise, because I live, breathe, eat, sleep the life of The Franchise. I have busted my ass for way too long in this industry to let you or anybody else disrespect me and what I have accomplished. I am a multi time world champion and quite frankly Dallas, I’m about to get in this right now and show you who runs things here in WCW!





    The crowd jumps up to their feet and starts chanting “Fight fight fight!” as Page motions for Douglas to get in and instructs Kimberly cautiously to get out of the ring and let him fight Douglas. Douglas jumps to the top of the apron, but just as Dallas runs over to him to drag him into the ring, Douglas quickly drops down off the apron and starts backing up the ramp with a smug smirk on his face. The crowd immediately switches gears and starts booing Douglas and screaming obscenities at him as Page just throws his arms up and looks in frustration at The Franchise.





    Shane Douglas: “Page, I don’t want to kick the ass of a worn and beaten down already Diamond Dallas Page. No no no no! That’s not good enough. Dallas, when I get into that ring and wipe that arena with your ugly and bloated face, I don’t want you to have any excuse as to why I kicked your ass other than you’re just a pu**y compared to the Franchise, Shane Douglas! I want a fresh Diamond Dallas Page, so the whole world can see just how pathetic you are, so as for kicking your ass in that ring tonight….NAHHHHH!”

    Douglas drops the microphone and starts storming up the ramp with Franchine as Page just paces back and forth in the ring laughing at the cowardness of Shane Douglas.





    Diamond Dallas Page: “Bro, any time anywhere and I’ll be ready to let your pansy ass FEEL THE BANGGGGG!!!”

    Page's music blares over the PA once again as the crowd again gets behind their top babyface, and the two stare each other down intensely while commentary builds up how Shane Douglas isn't seeming to scare DDP anytime soon, and that DDP will be waiting for him again.






    GOOOOOOOLDDDDBERRRRGGGG

    The scene fades into a dark room where the only thing that can be heard is the marching of what sounds like an army. A faint chant is heard in the background, "Gooooldberrrg, Gooooldberrrg" as scenes are shown of Goldberg running through everybody and laying waste to anyone in his path of destruction. Goldberg's theme starts to filter in as the "Goldberg" chants get louder and louder, while the clips of Goldberg wiping out his opponents get more and more intense and aggressive. At one point during the vignette, a clip is shown with commentary audio from the night that Goldberg beat Hollywood Hulk Hogan for the WCW Championship at the Georgia Dome. After several clips of Goldberg are shown, the cameras pan down a long dark hallway to reveal a locker room door with the name "Goldberg" on it.

    An arm appears from the corner of the screen and knocks on the door as the music abruptly stops and a black screen pops up with "Who's Next??"
    written in text and the faint "Goldberg" chants in the background can be heard.





    Commercial Break




    The Stage Is Set

    Cameras open back up from the commercial to show a winded but very ecstatic Jamie Noble standing alongside Gorgeous George, trying to catch his breath, still clearly very winded from his brutal 6 man Cruiserweight Open challenge earlier in the night. Gorgeous George congratulates Jamie for winning the match and becoming the #1 contender for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship, and then proceeds to ask him how he feels going into his Cruiserweight Championship match next week on WCW Saturday Night, knowing that with the steep competition in the WCW Cruiserweight division, this may be his only chance ever to take a stab at becoming the Cruiserweight Champion.

    Noble smiles and thanks Gorgeous George for the kind words, explaining to her that what happens next week was the only thing that was driving him in the match tonight. Noble tells Gorgeous George that he
    knew the only way he would get an opportunity for ther Cruiserweight Championship is if he came out with both guns blazing right out of the gate tonight in this #1 contender's match, and that he would have to build a pretty strong case in order to beat the other five guys that were in the ring, some of them former Cruiserweight Champions themselves.

    Jamie Noble: "I don't know if anybody really looked the matchup tonight before the show started and thought to themselves that Jamie Noble was going to be the one who became #1 contender. I know I clearly wasn't a favorite by any stretch going into that match tonight. But I knew if I could just get in that ring and show what I could do, the world would take notice, and I would become the #1 contender without a doubt. As for the match itself I just kept grinding and grinding and grinding, but once I hit that dropkick on Skipper into the corner, I knew I had it in the bag after that. All I had to do was just follow through, and that's exactly what I did. And as for next week, you're looking at the new face of the cruiserweight division here in WCW."

    "Sugar" Shane Helms walks up to George and Noble with a confident smirk on his face, holding his WCW Cruiserweight Championship belt tightly on his right shoulder. Helms gets face to face with Noble and starts to cut a promo on Noble that the only problem with Noble's theory is that for him to become the face, he has to beat the current face of the division, "and this face, isn't going anywhere."

    Noble doesn't say a word and just stares deep into Shane's eyes as Shane continues his promo talking about how he worked his ass off to get on top of the division and become Cruiserweight Champion, and that he is not going to let anyone come in and take his place. Helms holds up his Cruiserweight title above both of their heads and then proceeds to walk away, staring Noble down and laughing,

    "See ya next week Mister Under-Study."





    A New Sheriff In Town

    Cameras come back on location inside the ring as WCW Owner Shane Mcmahon stands there with a microphone in his hand, not in the same enthusiastic spirits he was in earlier in the night.

    Shane Mcmahon: "So, let me just make this short and sweet. I said earlier tonight that there would be a new commissioner announced for World Championship Wrestling, and that
    commissioner would reserve all rights and priveleges to orchestrate, authorize, and officiate any move he sees fit for the betterment of World Championship Wrestling and it's respective talent. I will not always have the opportunity to be in the arena for every show, so this man has my blessing and endorsement. So without further a due, let me introduce your WCW commissioner...ladies and gentlemen, the sixteen time World Heavyweight Champion, The Nature Boy, Ric Flair!!!!"

    The crowd immediately erupts into a frenzy of cheering as Ric Flair's music blares over the PA and
    Flair comes strutting out through the curtain with a huge smile on his face, posing for the fans and doing his signature "Flair Walk" down the ramp and towards the ring. Commentary sells the moment as the single greatest move Shane Mcmahon could possibly make for WCW and that Flair now has control of it all! Flair gets into the ring and shakes Shane's hand before picking up a microphone of his own and cutting off his music.

    Ric Flair: "Boy it's sure glad to be back here In Orlando tonight!!! WOOOOOOO!!"

    Fans: WOOOOOOO!!!

    Ric Flair smiles at the crowd with his infectious smile before continuing on with his promo building up the history of World Championship Wrestling, with all of it's successes...and failures. Shane stands there listening to Flair with his hands crossed as Flair promises Shane and the fans that he will make sure that none of the fatal mistakes made before in WCW will ever be made again. Flair looks at the crowd with a serious and endearing look on his face,

    Ric Flair: "So as I stand here in this ring tonight, I am making it a personal mission of mine to always give you the most exciting matches with the best skilled talent holding the most prestigious championship belts. We work for you fans of WCW! But tonight is a night of new beginni..."

    Ric Flair's pro WCW speech is abruptly cut off by the sound of Double J Jeff Jarrett's music blaring through the loud speakers. Jarrett slowly walks out through the curtain with a disgusted look on his face as the fans immediately change tone and start booing Jarrett as he walks down the ramp, shaking his head and mouthing "This is unbelievable." Jarrett with his signature sunglasses on takes them off for a second, stops on the apron, and looks over at Flair shaking his head in disappointment. Jarrett grabs a microphone of his own at ringside as Flair stands there stone faced staring at Jarrett and Shane looks like he is starting to get aggravated at Jarrett interrupting The Nature Boy,

    Jeff Jarrett: "Cut it off. Cut my music off. Wow. So what is this I keep hearing about how the son of wrestling icon Vince Mcmahon is a creative and corporate genius? I just don't get it! You buy a company out from under your father, and instead of doing everything you can to build this brand up, like we all were hoping for, you set out to destroy WCW by hiring this idiot right here. Ya know it makes perfect sense to me though, why would a Mcmahon ever want WCW to thrive, hell even survive?? I just thought you had heavier brass balls than that and I thought you legitimately did want to kick your daddy's ass. But then you hire this idiot as the commissioner, and I think we all know where this company is going under him!"

    The crowd boos as Shane is getting more and more upset and Ric just continues to stand there with a discontent look on his face, letting Jarrett continue his promo on. Jarrett continues his scathing and
    hate filled promo on Ric Flair that Flair and his "good ole boys" are the prime reason why WCW failed before and was ran into the ground, and the reason that now WCW is going to fall to the same fate going forward with Flair as the commissioner.

    Jeff Jarrett: "I'm not saying this to you Shane because I'm bitter or I hate Ric Flair...I do hate Ric Flair and I am bitter of what happened. But that's not why I'm out here saying all this. I am saying all of this because I legitimately care about what happens to this place, and hiring that crooked tooth piece of crap right there is going to destroy everything that the faithful in WCW have busted our asses for. You think this guy can be the voice of reason for WCW? Are you serious right now, Shane?? This man, if I can even call him that, but this man right here along with that fat ass sitting down right there at the commentary booth, did everything they could to keep business as usual and hold down every single talented specimen that walked through those doors of WCW. Hell, they even tried to hold me down which is why I left this damn place originally. I went up north and made a name for myself just so I could come back down here thinking I would have an opportunity. But then yet again they still tried to robbed me of that opportunity!"

    Shane cuts Jarrett off and sternly tells him that he is not going to come out here and disrespect a legend like Ric Flair, but he is definitely not going to come out here and disrespect an authority figure in the form of the new WCW Commissioner. Shane demands that Jarrett show Flair some respect, or he will show him what happens again when a Mcmahon gets angry. The crowd cheers as Jarrett just stands there biting his lip and shaking his head in disappointment.

    Shane Mcmahon: "No I'm serious Jeff! You will show some respect to this man or I'll book Asya to come out here and kick your ass like Chyna did two years ago!"

    Fans: OHHHHHHH!!

    Flair tries to push Shane back a little bit, explaining to him that it is fine and that Jarrett deserves his voice to be heard.

    Shane Mcmahon: "No no no Ric! This man is gonna show you some respect, you deserve it! Don't let him talk to you like that!"

    Ric Flair: It's fine, it's fine, it's fine.

    Jarrett starts pacing back and forth in anger at Shane's "Chyna/No Mercy" comment as Flair holds an irate Shane Mcmahon back reassuring him that everything is going to be okay and that he will handle it.

    Jeff Jarrett: "And you want me to respect Ric Flair? You seriously want me to show this joke some respect?? Heh, well Naitch...respect this!"

    Jarrett slaps Flair across the face swiftly as the crowd is deafening with their booing and Mcmahon quickly takes control of the situation. Flair looks at Jarrett with a shocked look on his face and his signature "wide eyed crazy look" as Jarrett just stands there shaking in anger and staring into the eyes of The Nature Boy.

    Shane Mcmahon: "That's it! That's it! Get out of this ring right now Jeff! GO!!! Security come down here and take this man away!"

    Flair and Jarrett continue to stare each other down as Flair is visibly seething with anger of the disrespect that Jarrett has shown him.
    Commentary sells how disrespectful and despicable this is of Jeff Jarrett to come out here and disgrace a legend like Ric Flair. Flair clinches his fist and acts as if he is going to fight back, but instead Flair just takes a deep breath and chooses not to retaliate. Jarrett laughs at Flair not hitting him and drops the microphone before sliding out of the ring and making his way up the ramp with his hands held up in the air. As Jarrett continues to walk up the ramp backwards, he just shakes his head in disappointment and screams down towards the ring, "

    Jeff Jarrett: "I'll leave, but that man is a piece of garbage and I will not idly sit and watch that piece of garbage destroy this company again!"

    Before Jarrett walks through the curtain, a furious Shane Mcmahon stops Jeff dead in his tracks and announces that because of his actions tonight, next week Jarrett will go one on one against "The Beast From The East" Bam Bam Bigelow; and if Jarrett loses the match, he is gone from WCW forever.

    The crowd pops with excitement that Jarrett may be getting fired next week as commentary sells the excitement and great news of Jeff Jarrett being kicked out of WCW forever. Jarrett laughs to himself and shakes his head before spitting towards the ring disrespectfully and then storming back through the curtain. After Jeff is gone, Shane turns around to approach Flair and ask if he is okay. Flair tries holding back his anger and reassures Shane that it will be okay and that he has control of it. Shane thanks Flair and shakes his hand before walking out of the ring and the scene cuts to a commercial break.




    Commercial Break




    Cameras come back from the commercial break to show the commentary booth with the riotous fans behind them cheering. All three members of commentary put over what just happened as the most disgusting and disrespectful thing they have ever seen, and that they are all personally excited about what is in store for WCW with Ric Flair as the commissioner.

    "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes: I've known Ric Flair for a long time baby, and let me just say this, it was nothin' but professionalism that he didn't knock that ole boy out in that ring! But take it from the American Dream, the Natchaaa Boy Ric Flair ain't gonna take it for much longer. That boy got his shot in tonight, but the next time he puts his hands on the 16 time World Champion, he'll get his receipt daddy!

    Mike Tenay: Oh I 100 percent agree with you on that Dream. Ric Flair has never been one to mix words and not have something up his sleeve to just let someone disrespect him like that. But just like you Dream, I am very excited for what's in store for WCW going forward after tonight. We have already had an explosive night, and it's going to get even better....



    Mike Tenay: "Next week, Double J Jeff Jarrett will be taking on the "Beast from the East" Bam Bam Bigelow in what is expected to be a brutal fight, and it may just be the destruction of Jeff Jarrett's WCW career. Because just announced by the owner of WCW Shane Mcmahon, if Jeff Jarrett loses next week against Bigelow, he loses his contract here in World Championship Wrestling."

    Ernest "The Cat" Miller: "Say what you want about Double J Jeff Jarrett, but the man pulls no punches and even though Bam Bam is gonna be a hard feat, I definitely don't think we are going to see Double J go anywhere anytime soon. But speaking of going anywhere anytime soon, the match is official..."



    Ernest "The Cat" Miller: "Next week on WCW Saturday Night the WCW Cruiserweight Champion Sugar Shane Helms will be defending his coveted championship against the new #1 contender, Jamie Noble, and if what happened earlier backstage during that interview is any indication, these two men are going to tear into each other and put it all on the line to walk out of Universal Studios next week as the Cruiserweight Champion. I don't know guys, I think I got my money on "The Redneck Assasin" Jamie Noble next week after coming off a huge victory tonight in that Cruiserweight Open."

    Mike Tenay: "But might I remind you Cat of what happened earlier in the night in the Cruiserweight Open when Elix Skipper almost had the #1 contender beaten in the middle of the ring, but unfortunately had his count broken by a rope break. And with the way that w..."

    Ernest "The Cat" Miller: "No no no no come on! Let's just call a spade a spade here Tenay. I think we all know that Elix Skipper was screwed in the match tonight, no questions asked. Jamie barely had his foot even on the rope, and Skipper in every other way had dominated Noble and everyone else in that match tonight. I can completely understand why Skipper is as upset as he is, but the outcome is the outcome. There is nothing we can do about the shady outcome earlier in the night, we have a new #1 contender, and with the momentum and LUCK that Jamie Noble has going into next week's match...I don't see him walking out without that belt around his waist. Period."

    "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes: "What are you talkin' about daddy? That boy lost that match fair and square in the middle of that ring!"

    Ernest "The Cat" Miller: Yeah yeah yeah. You just don't understand Dream what it's like to be a man like Elix Skipper in the world. It's nothing new. I can understand the brotha, but Jamie Noble is the #1 contender like it or not.

    "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes: Nah I think you got it all wrong baby. That man lost his match and they aint a damn thing anybody did to stop him. He had all the opportunity in the world, and he just lost. It's okay though, we all lose sometimes. Now he just needs to get his ass back up on that horse and take anotha stab at it.

    Mike Tenay: "Speaking of taking another stab at it, let's not forget that later this evening The Natural Born Thrillaz are going to be defending their WCW World Tag Team Championship belts against the destructive Harris Brothers in tag team action."

    "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes: "They called out every eligible tag team in WCW and put that offer on the table. These are guys I love to watch. They ain't runnin' from nobody daddy and they ready to fight to keep those titles. But I've known The Harris Brothas for a long long longgg time, and the Natural Born Thrillaz might've bitten off mo' than they could chew if you catch my drift baby."

    Ernest "The Cat" Miller: "Let's just be honest here, The Natural Born Thrillaz are going to get their asses handed to them tonight in that tag team match. I am on the edge of my seat waiting to see these two goliath tag teams go at it, but I don't think there is any doubt in anyone's mind that The Harris Brothers are leaving tonight the four time WCW World Tag Team Champions. Both of these teams have been up to the top of that mountain, and they know what needs to be done to walk out victorious tonight."

    Mike Tenay: "And let's not forget coming up in just a few short moments, the WCW Women's Champion Madusa will be going one on one with the psychotic freak known as Daffney for that same Women's Championship. Guys, I just don't have a good feeling for the Women's Champion, Madusa."

    Ernest "The Cat" Miller: "Well of course you don't have a good feeling about Madusa's chances going in! She's gonna get massacred in this match against Daffney! Daffney is a sick and twisted specimen and she is going to wish Madusa never resigned with the new WCW, I'll tell you that much right now!"




    WCW Women's Championship Match

    Madusa (c) versus Daffney


    MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

    The match starts off with Daffney drilling Madusa from the the early going and Madusa selling for her like a champ. Each time that Daffney hits a vicious strike on Madusa, she screams in Madusa's face that "this is the end for her". Throughout the match Madusa attempts to battle back, but Daffney just cuts her off almost every single time with a striking combination that sets her apart from all the other women in WCW. At one point Madusa picks Daffney up for an attempted powerbomb, but just as she is about to slam Daffney down, Daffney leans over and starts to bite Madusa's face, causing Madusa to drop Daffney and immediately start holding her cheek. Daffney just smiles sadistically at Madusa as she circles her like a lion about to jump on his prey. Commentary continues to hype how psychotic and unhinged Daffney is, building how she will do anything to win, and for her this is nothing but a war with the women's champion.

    Each time though that Daffney attempts a pinfall, the WCW Women's Champion finds somehow someway to kick out at the count of two.
    After several attempts at picking up a pinfall, Daffney starts to lose it more and more, screaming at the referee that she was going to "eat him alive" if he doesn't make a quicker count. Daffney picks Madusa up to try and drop her again, but just as she picks Madusa up, Madusa the relentless fighting champion connects with a knee to the face of Daffney out of nowhere, followed up with a powerbomb on the lunatic fringe, wiping her out completely in the center of the ring! BAM! Madusa falls on top of Daffney for the pinfall, 1...2...3!!


    Spoiler:

    Winner: Madusa by Pinfall to Remain the WCW Women's Champion



    As soon as the bell rings, Madusa rolls off of Daffney and the crowd jumps up into a frenzy on their feet, cheering for THEIR WCW WOMEN'S CHAMPION! As she is handed the belt by the referee, commentary continues to build the shock of her being able to beat Daffney and hypes her up as a fighting champion who will just never stay down long enough to lose the belt. Madusa struggles up to her feet, clearly still very sore and rattled from a brutal match against Daffney. Madusa rolls out of the ring and celebrates with the fans at ringside, holding up her Women's Championship and posing with the crowd for a couple pictures before walking up the ramp and holding her belt up valiantly in the air.

    Commentary builds her up as the face of women's wrestling
    , but reiterates that they do not think Daffney is just going to take this lying down and that Madusa still has a long road ahead of her to keep that title.





    Hype Patrol

    Cameras
    open up backstage to show the WCW World Tag Team Champions, The Natural Born Thrillaz hyping each other up, pounding on each other's chests and screaming that they rule tag team wrestling. Sean O'Haire looks at Chuck Palumbo with a twisted smile on his face and tells him that tonight they need to show the world why they are the only tag team in the world today who deserve to hold these coveted championship belts. Palumbo smiles back at O'Haire and slaps him across the chest before they both storm out of the locker room and commentary builds up how the time has come to decide who is deserving enough to hold the WCW World Tag Team Championship belts.

    The scene switches to showcase
    The Harris Brothers who are dominantly walking down the hallway towards the ring, with their traditional biker vests and wrapped fists, as commentary builds them up as sheer dominance who have carved their legacy out in every promotion they have came in. Ernest Miller on commentary expresses how huge of an opportunity this is for the Harris Brothers knowing that this may be their last shot to ever hold the World Tag Team Championship belts again, and that he has a source who has told him that they have been training for this since WCW originally closed it's doors back in March so they might be bringing an approach to this match that is unfamiliar to The Natural Born Thrillaz tonight.




    Commercial Break




    The Stinger

    Cameras slowly come back from the commercial break to show a dark and an abandoned warehouse with broken windows and a thunderous storm outside. Sting's emotional theme music starts playing in the background softly as a man with a long leather trenchcoat, who can be assumed to be Sting, is slowly walking through the warehouse carrying a black baseball bat, and hitting everything in his path with the baseball bat.

    Several old framed pictures of Sting fall down to the cement ground shattering with every single swing of the baseball bat, tracking pictures from Sting's original early days in WCW as the "surfer gimmick". The camera zooms in quickly to the back of the man's head, the man slowly turns around to reveal the man is Sting. Sting stares deep into the camera for a few seconds until he swings his bat one final time completely shattering the camera lens.


    A graphic pops up on the screen with Sting's music still playing faintly in the background, "The Stinger Returns..."






    WCW World Tag Team Championship Match
    The Natural Born Thrillaz (c) (Chuck Palumbo & Sean O'Haire) versus The Harris Brothers (Ron Harris & Don Harris)

    MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
    The match starts off with both teams just staring at each other intensely for the first few moments, as the crowd gets majorly behind The Natural Born Thrillaz and commentary builds these two teams as huge dominant teams who are going to rip into each other. The referee tries to calm the two teams down, but after just a few moments, The Natural Born Thrillaz act as if they are going to walk away, but instead they punch The Harris Brothers and the two teams brawl all around the ring with back and forth shot after shot. The two teams brawl and the referee tries to restore order, but neither team hesitates from the referee and the four just keep exchanging blows to each other.

    Finally, Chuck Palumbo and Ron Harris are the ones to stay in the ring and start the match, while the referee tries to push Sean O'Haire back into his corner as the crowd boos at O'Haire being pushed back by the referee. As the referee's back is turned restraining O'Haire though,
    Don Harris comes out of nowhere with a clothesline out of nowhere on Chuck Palumbo! The referee's preoccupation with O'Haire allows for The Harris Brothers to double team Chuck Palumbo and connect with a double vertical suplex on the tag team champion before the referee can turn back around and rush over to Don Harris and attempt to get him out of hte ring. The Harris Brothers brilliantly use their tag-ins to their advantage, not giving Palumbo the opportunity to tag in O'Haire in the first few minutes of the match. The crowd boos as The Harris Brothers beat down on Palumbo, not letting him get up and hitting power move after power move on the tag team champion, as Ernest Miller reiterates on commentary that he told Tenay and Rhodes that there was no way The Harris Brothers weren't walking out with the belts, and that his prophecy is coming true.

    However, the tide slowly starts to turn when Palumbo is able to reverse a sidewalk slam from Don Harris and connect with a big boot of his own, followed up with a Fall Away Slam that sends Don crashing down onto the hard canvas on the opposite side of the ring. Don tags in Ron, but as soon as Ron darts at Palumbo to prevent a tag, Palumbo is able to give the hot tag to O'Haire. In typical babyface fashion, O'Haire comes barreling into the ring dominating in typical babyface fashion, as he doesn't let up taking both Harris Brothers out and rallying up the crowd. The match turns out to be clearly match of the night as momentum switches back and forth with loads of nearfalls between both teams. The biggest false finish during the match is when Sean O'Haire is able to connect with a devastating crucific powerbomb off the top rope onto Don Harris, immediately followed by a death defying Senton Bomb from Chuck Palumbo on the laid out Don. The match looks to be over, but just as the referee is close to counting the three, Ron Harris leaps through the middle rope from the outside of the ring himself and breaks up the count in just the knick of time!

    The Natural Born Thrillaz look at the referee with shocked looks on their faces, having no idea what else to throw at the resilient Harris Brothers. Chuck Palumbo starts pounding his boot on the canvas and screaming for Don Harris to get back up to his feet, motioning for his signature superkick...but just as he comes running in for the superkick, Ron Harris leaps up and connects with a flying lariat on the tag team champion to stop Palumbo from connecting with his kick on Don Harris!! All four men lie motionless in the ring as the referee checks on them to see if they are okay. O'Haire and Ron Harris make it up to their feet simultaneously and then immediately launch themselves at each other, tackling each other onto the canvas and brawling around the ring with stiff shots back and forth.

    Chuck Palumbo and Don Harris who are the actual legal men in the match, slowly stagger up to their feet. Palumbo comes running in with a superkick, but Don ducks underneath the kick and then rolls Palumbo up in a small package! 1....2....Palumbo kicks out! And as soon as Palumbo kicks out, he bounces off the ropes and then finally connects with his signature Super Kick out of nowhere on Don!!! BAM!! 1....2....3!! Palumbo has finally pinned Don Harris!


    Spoiler:

    Winners: The Natural Born Thrillaz by Pinfall to Remain the WCW World Tag Team Champions



    As soon as the bell rings, Ron Harris stops unloading on Sean O'Haire and looks at the referee with a shocked look on his face, not believing that Chuck Palumbo just picked up the pinfall on Don Harris! Ron struggles to get back up to his feet and starts screaming at the referee asking him what happened. The referee grabs the title belts and The Natural Born Thrillaz slowly stagger up to their feet and are presented with their WCW World Tag Team Championship much to the support of the crowd in attendance. O'Haire and Palumbo hug each other with their tag team titles firmly in their hands as commentary builds them up as the team to beat in WCW and that they have officially served notice to the tag team division in WCW that they are at the top of the food chain.

    But just as they have their backs turned celebrating their huge victory, a huge commotion is heard to the side of the arena,
    and the WWF's Dudley Boyz quickly jump the barricade wall and jump into the ring. The crowd pops with immense excitement as The Dudleyz dart at The Natural Born Thrillaz and knock them down to the canvas with hard shots to the back of their heads. The Dudley Boyz start beating O'Haire and Palumbo down with some of the stiffest shots ever seen, screaming at them to get up and get some more.

    Commentary sells the huge shock and awe of The Dudley Boyz invading on the WCW World Tag Team Champions in the ring tonight! Bubba picks Chuck Palumbo up by his hair and screams into his face,

    Bubba Ray Dudley: "WE RUN THE TAG TEAM WRESTLING WORLD, BIT**!"


    before headbutting him and then sending him flying over the top rope and to the outside of the ring. As Sean O'Haire continues to get beaten down by D'Von Dudley, Bubba Ray Dudley darts over to his brother and punches his chest,
    "D'VONNNNNN...."

    Bubba Ray Dudley/Fans: "GET THE TABLES!!!!"

    Even though The Natural Born Thrillaz were the clear cut fan favorites in the main event match,
    the crowd goes back and forth now with their support of them and the Dudley Boyz. D'Von nods his head incesistantly and then jumps out of the ring to retrieve a wooden table out from under the ring, as the crowd gets louder with their cheering and commentary builds up how this has quickly turned bad for the World Tag Team Champions, while Rhodes screams for security to get The Dudley Boyz out of the arena.

    D'Von brings the table into the ring and The Dudley Boyz proceed to 3D Sean O'Haire through the table, completely laying him out with the thud of the wooden table completely shattering in half!! The Dudley Boyz hype up the crowd in the arena and then
    kick the WCW World Tag Team Championship belts out of the ring and to the outside as commentary continues to sell the shocking moment that is happening right now and how The Dudley Boyz have sent a clear invasion message to the world tag team champions!

    After just a few moments,
    security comes rushing down to the ring to get The Dudleyz out of the arena, but The Dudley Boyz quickly scurry out of the ring and through the crowd, taunting down to the laid out tag team champions and the security officers in the ring pacing back and forth! The Dudley Boyz hold up their signature hand signal together in a sea of people in the audience mimicking them as cameras come to a close and commentary ends with,

    Mike Tenay: "WHY ARE THE DUDLEYZ HERE? WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE NATURAL BORN THRILLAZ?? WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR WCW????"



    © World Championship Wrestling Entertainment 2001. All Rights Reserved






    Quick Results
    Spoiler:

    Jamie Noble def. Elix Skipper, Kaz Hyashi, Billy Kidman, Kid Kash, and Chavo Guerrero via pinfall at 10:41 to Become the WCW Cruiserweight Championship #1 Contender
    Rob Van Dam def. Lance Storm via pinfall at 9:02
    Mike Awesome def. AJ Styles via pinfall at 7:10

    Diamond Dallas Page def. Buff Bagwell via pinfall at 6:44
    Madusa def. Daffney via pinfall at 5:30 to Remain the WCW Women's Champion
    The Natural Born Thrillaz def. The Harris Brothers via pinfall at 12:22 to Remain the WCW World Tag Team Champions










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    May 28th, 2001
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    THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING'S WOMEN'S DIVISION HAS JUST GOTTEN HOTTER WITH THREE NEW ACQUISITIONS!!

    STAMFORD, CT - With the breakout success of the WCW brand and the positive feedback received in regards to the WCW Women's Championship match between Women's Champion Madusa and challenger Daffney, Shane Mcmahon has officially announced the partnership with WOW Women's Wrestling based out of California and along with this news the signing of three huge new acquisitions within the women's division for World Championship Wrestling. The most notable of the three is WOW Women's sensation and former WOW Women's Champion, Lana Star. Star not only has extensive experience in professional wrestling but has had many supporting roles in movie blockbusters and other various television programs. World Championship Wrestling is proud to announce this new partnership with WOW Women's Wrestling and the positive impact for both entities. Mcmahon has stated on several different occasions that not only is the WCW Brand going to be separate from and unlike WWF programming, but will lead the way for the entire industry with a women's division that the great WCW fans can get behind. In addition to Star being signed, Mcmahon has also signed tough girl and street thug Malice (formerly known as Delta Lotta Pain) and is expected to make an impact like never before felt in professional wrestling. The final signing for World Championship Wrestling is Maui native and superior ring technician Boom Boom Ananta. No information has been provided yet on start dates for either of these women superstars, but Mcmahon has promised that these three young mega stars will definitely make an impact in World Championship Wrestling!


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    "WCW SATURDAY NIGHT" DEBUT RATINGS AND FEEDBACK, THE DUDLEY BOYZ SWITCHING BRANDS, JEFF JARRETT
    BY DAVE MELTZER | MAY 28, 2001 2:02 PM




    A lot of stock has been placed on this fledgling "other brand" for the World Wrestling Federation, and the WWF has made no bones about wanting to kick off this WCW brand hot right out of the gate. The WWF has invested a lot of money into this new project that has seemingly done exactly what it was designed to do on their debut show this past Saturday night, peaked interest of the WWF fan, but also the lost WCW fan. The WWF have signed huge names for this acquisition including Goldberg, Sting, Scott Steiner, Hall and Nash, Sid Vicious, and even Bam Bam Bigelow. This other brand has demonstrated right out of the gate that they are not going to rush everything at one time, with the debut edition of WCW Saturday Night not even showcasing two of their biggest signees, Goldberg and Sting. Reportedly there was a lot of flak backstage on creative for WCW not to showcase quite possibly the two biggest stars that WCW had to offer, on a show meant to attract viewers and capitalize on those ever long dream match scenarios. However, the ratings for the debut edition have proven that there is still an audience invested in the WCW product, and with the WWF umbrella over top of it, the brand is in a perfect place to have an even playing field, and succeed if it has the ability and can draw the standard viewer.

    The preliminary reports from Saturday night are that WCW Saturday Night opened up with a very satsifying collective 2.42 television rating, surprisingly with a very high 1.85 rating in the 18-49 demo, especially airing in the timeslot it is with a younger demographic. Feedback backstage is very strong for the new WCW brand, and Vince Mcmahon has reportedly given all the reigns to his son Shane to run the product any way that he sees fit creatively. WCW Saturday Night received rave reviews from wrestling journalists Bill Apter and Bryan Alvarez of having a perfect combination of wrestling and segment ratio on the show. Reportedly there are a number of talent on the WWF brand who want to jump over to the WCW brand in an effort to rejuvenate their characters, but insiders say that Mcmahon is very high on WCW maintaining their own individual brand roster with just a few cross overs from the WWF brand.

    One of those top commodities that have jumped over to the WCW brand reportedly are the former multi time and multi promotion world tag team champions, The Dudley Boyz. It was expected that WCW would attempt to make a huge impact on the debut edition and the closing of the show in order to build an audience for the following shows, but few people backstage expected a debut like this. For the most part, the arrival and debuting of the Dudley Boyz onto the WCW brand was kept pretty well behind closed doors and secret from the rest of the talent, in an effort to stop any leaks from making it's way into the IWC for the debut show. WCW delivered with the WCW debuting Dudley Boyz running rough shot on the defending WCW World Tag Team Champions, The Natural Born Thrillaz. Even though the feedback on the actual debut was good for the most part, many of the WCW talent are upset and concerned that the very highly WWF branded Dudley Boyz made such a huge impact on the closing of the show, that it may have in turn overshadowed everything else that was on the show, and more importantly everyone else on the show. The concern is that even after the hottest tag team in WCW The Natural Born Thrillaz beat The Harris Brothers for the WCW World Tag Team titles, that all the progress made during the match to build The Thrillaz as the premier tag team in WCW, The Dudley Boyz from the WWF came in and immediately made them look weaker than the WWF talent right off the bat.

    We can all safely assume that this is meant to jumpstart a huge supercard feud between The Natural Born Thrillaz and The Dudley Boyz for the WCW World Tag Team Championships, but it still remains to be seen if the WWF is going to let The Natural Born Thrillaz on the WCW brand look stronger than the Dudley Boyz at any given time; the same Dudley Boyz that they have spent the better part of two years making to look like they are toughest tag team in the entire professional wrestling industry. It will be interesting to see how the WCW brand handles these crossovers like The Dudley Boyz, and if this new innovative WCW brand exists solely independent on it's own, or if it just becomes a WWF 2.0 lite.

    After WCW announced that they would be picking up the contract of former WWF Intercontinental Champion, Jeff Jarrett, rumors started to catch like wild fire on why the WWF would pick up the contract of a talent that Mcmahon personally said "would never work for the WWF ever again." After the fiasco that was No Mercy 1999, it was apparent that the WWF had no desire ever to feature Double J in their company again. Jarrett himself said that he had no desire to ever work for the WWF again and that if WCW was ever bought out by the WWF, that he would take that moment to retire from professional wrestling altogether. So what is his signing and apparent big push on this fledgling WCW brand all about? Well, for starters this Jeff Jarrett push is not expected to last long. After his shock and awe program is done with "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair, Jarrett is expected to be designated back to the lower midcard scene on the WCW brand. Our sources have told us that even though the WWF offered quite substantial contracts to guys like Sting, Goldberg, and Steiner, Jeff Jarrett was reportedly offered a much lower contract than the two years that he had left on his AOL Time Warner deal.

    With many of the upstart talent like AJ Styles, Mike Awesome, Jamie Noble, and Shane Helms taking the buy out of their former deals in hopes of protecting their spot and securing an even bigger deal in the future once they get over as premier talent, a guy like Jeff Jarrett is not in that same situation. With the WWF, and Mcmahon specifically, still having harsh feelings towards Jarrett, it doesn't seemingly make good business sense for Jarrett to take this buy out, knowing the very high and real possibility that he will be handed down his "future endeavors statement" after his current one year contract with the WWF is up. It is no secret that the WWF was not interested in signing Diamond Dallas Page had he not agreed to take a slight pay cut for a contract buy out, but unlike Jarrett, the WWF does not have a bad taste in their mouth for Diamond Dallas Page. Page if he does well on the WCW brand over the next 12 months, could very well seal a longer term and big money contract on the WCW brand, because he will most likely have more and better opportunities to get over than Jeff Jarrett will. The only downside of signing Diamond Dallas Page to a multi year deal is that currently he is 45 years old and unlike guys like Scott Hall and Kevin Nash, he doesn't have the history in the WWF. Page is a former WCW World Heavyweight Champion, but he doesn't have the "icon-like status" of a guy like Sting either, who is actually even a few years younger than Page.

    Jarrett reportedly has high hopes for his time on the WCW brand for the next year, but it seems unlikely that he will be given a chance to get over to the extent of guys like Diamond Dallas Page, Sting, and current WCW World Heavyweight Champion, Booker T. Time will tell if this bad taste in the WWF's mouth slowly starts to fizzle out, and if more plans are developed for the former WCW World Champion, Jeff Jarrett in the coming months.




    OOC: Props to my man Obey for giving me permission to use this great Wrestling Observer layout. You da real MVP man
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    Huge first show. Actual WCW was far before my time, but I always hear great things, so I do my absolute best to check out BTB's with it. I like a lot of the first show and I am hoping for very big things with this diary
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    WCW Saturday Night
    Preview

    Saturday June 2, 2001


    One week after the debut edition of WCW Saturday Night and the entire wrestling world is buzzing over what happened on the explosive debut edition, and where WCW is set to go from here. The superstars of WCW came right out of the gate with both guns blazing ready to make an impact, and no other entity might've made an impact as strong as the former world tag team champions, The Dudley Boyz who showed up to wipe out the reigning and defending WCW World Tag Team Champions, The Natural Born Thrillaz. Is this Saturday night going to be another opportunity for the newly debuted Dudley Boyz to make an impact on the world tag team champions, or will the tag team champions be ready to unleash retribution and protect "their spot"?

    Also, the WCW World Heavyweight Champion and United States Champion Booker T and Scott Steiner were ready to tear into each other last week on WCW Saturday Night. Booker T was not backing down from Big Poppa Pump's demands to relinquish the WCW World Heavyweight Championship belt over to him, and it took fifteen members of security to hold back these two beasts from ripping each other's heads off. With both men scheduled to be at Universal this Saturday night, will the tensions finally boil over to a point of no return? And with Booker T scheduled to defend his WCW United States Championship against the winner of an exclusive WCW battle royal earlier in the night, will Steiner capitalize on that opportunity to have Booker T in close enough range to finish the job that was started this past Saturday night?? Or will Booker T show Big Poppa Pump why they call him the baddest player in the game?

    Also scheduled for WCW Saturday Night on FX; after the disrespect shown last week from former WCW World Champion Jeff Jarrett on the commissioner Ric Flair, WCW CEO Shane Mcmahon gave Jarrett his own bullet to swallow. After Jarrett did not heed to Mcmahon's request to show The Nature Boy and new commissioner Ric Flair respect, Mcmahon announced that Jarrett would be going one on one against Bam Bam Bigelow this week on WCW Saturday Night, with Jarrett's WCW contract on the line! That's right folks, if Jeff Jarrett cannot beat "The Beast from The East", than Jeff Jarrett's WCW contract is null and void and he will be Double G, Double O, Double N, Double E...GONE! This will be Bam Bam and Jarrett's first official match back in WCW, but in Jarrett's case, will it also be his last?

    Expect to see all your premier WCW superstars this Saturday night; Booker T, Scott Steiner, Diamond Dallas Page, Madusa, and more! Tune in, 8PM EST/7pm CST, ONLY ON FX!

    SCHEDULED FOR WCW SATURDAY NIGHT
    Rob Van Dam will be in singles action
    "Sugar" Shane Helms is scheduled to place his WCW Cruiserweight Championship on the line against the #1 contender Jamie Noble!
    Newly crowned champion Madusa will be defending her WCW Women's Championship against Major Gunns!

    WCW Battle Royal to determine who becomes the WCW United States Championship #1 Contender when Booker T defends his WCW United States Championship later in the night!


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    Alright buddy, time to check out your first show of the WCW relaunch!!!

    - Shane with a typical start up promo was definitely expecting that
    - I could be wrong, but wasn't Booker only 4 time WCW Champion until he lost it to Kurt, then won it back?
    - Six Man Cruiserweight should be pretty damn good
    - Not very familiar with the WCW Women's division but a woman being " the sickest, and most deranged" person Shane has met sounds interesting
    - Natural Born Thrillaz!!!!! Always been a fan

    - Very well written Cruiserweight action. Was hoping for Kidman to win, but Noble is definitely an intriguing choice. plus, some set up for Helms Kash down the road
    - Plus Skipper vs Robinson haha

    - STEINER!!!!!! I know I probably shouldn't love Big Poppa Pump as much as I do, hopefully he gets his rematch soon

    - Storm Vs Van Dam
    - Prematch promo was great, captured both men very well
    - Van Dam with the win, definitely the right choice
    - Wonder what this means for the "Age Of Storm"

    - Steiner vs Shane!!!! haha I'm assuming that's not where its headed but it was a good segment anyway

    - Skipper seems hella pissed, wonder how the title match next week will go next week...maybe a four way at the PPV Helms Vs Noble Vs Kash Vs Skipper

    - Loved the Booker Steiner promo and brawl...looking forward to the inevitable match

    - Hall and Nash cut a good promo, I wonder what friends of theirs are coming...

    - Filthy Animals segment was fun, hoping Rey gets in the ring soon

    - Really playing up the brutality of Awesome, interested to see where he goes from here

    - Glad you're using Page..sucks what happened to his career once he hit WWF, Page Vs Douglas should be good

    - GOOOOOOOOOLDBERG

    - Ric Flair as commissioner, good move

    - Jarrett...hope Flair can get some revenge for the slap

    - Next week looks good, I'm anticipating Jarrett getting the win to keep his contract

    - Took me half way through the match to realize Daffney is Daffney from TNA, completely forgot she was in WCW....

    - Damn.. Sting and Goldberg coming back..gonna have one hell of a main card soon enough

    - Great tag match, glad Palumbo and O'Haire got the win

    - Wish I hadn't read the info post and had the Dudley's return spoiled for me

    Overall a very good first show, lots of set up for the future and I will definitely be continuing to read.

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    World Championship Wrestling Presents: "WCW Saturday Night"
    Saturday June 2nd, 2001 | FX Network

    Universal Studios | Orlando, Florida


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    The Continuation

    The show opens up with a video package of the huge moments from last week's debut show, specifically with The Natural Born Thrillaz successfully defending their WCW World Tag Team Championship belts and The Dudley Boyz crashing their parade and viciously attacking them. Several clips show of several reporters and reviewers praising WCW for it's debut show with intense music playing on the background and several clips of WCW CEO Shane Mcmahon shaking hands with different executives around the world. A voice echoes at the end of the pre-tape,

    "World Championship Wrestling would like to thank you, the rabid and loyal WCW fans on making this the hottest brand in the world today! The continuation begins...NOW!!"

    A WCW logo pops up on the screen and explodes as cameras pan the arena and show the riotous crowd all screaming and cheering while commentary brings the show in, building up the huge moments from last week, including The Dudley Boyz debut, Booker T and Scott Steiner brawling, Ric Flair being named the Commissioner and then disrespected by Jeff Jarrett, and the huge matches already announced for tonight!



    A graphic pops up on the screen with Jeff Jarrett and Bam Bam Bigelow as commentary goes right into hype duty building up the WCW return match for both Jeff Jarrett and Bam Bam Bigelow, and sells the uncertainity in Jarrett's career after WCW CEO Shane Mcmahon handed down the stipulation that
    if Jarrett did not beat Bam Bam Bigelow tonight, than his WCW contract would be null and void. Mike Tenay switches gears and starts to hype the already been announced 10 man battle royal to determine the #1 contender for the United States Championship, who will face Booker T later on TONIGHT for that belt.Tenay mentions that this could be a big coup for a lot of men on the roster, but there is no other man that could benefit more from this than the upstart rookie AJ Styles, and if the other 9 guys do not take him seriously in this match, he has the potential to surprise. Rhodes interrupts Tenay and comments that rumors have been circulating that the crazed monster Sid Vicious has entered himself into this battle royal, and if there is one man that he would bet his money on going into this battle royal and the title match, it would definitely be him. The Cat offers his own speculation of Mike Awesome being the one to win the battle royal, but hypes how it is anybody's ballgame once that bell rings and the battle royal begins.



    The final topic commentary brings attention to is the explosive
    Cruiserweight Championship match that was determined last week when Jamie Noble became the #1 contender, while also building the controversy between Elix Skipper and referee Charles Robinson. A replay is shown of Elix Skipper taking advantage of Kidman's offense on Jamie Noble and attempting to roll him up into a quick small package with the ropes as leverage, but Charles Robinson catches him and breaks the count. Commentary builds up that this Cruiserweight title match is promised to be a spectacular and exciting match, but commentary in the same breath speculates on if a very heated Elix Skipper plans on getting involved in the match he feels that he should be in, rather than Jamie Noble.

    Before commentary can continue on much longer though, Buff Bagwell's theme blares over the PA and he comes strutting out to a unison of booing from the crowd. The bell rings and the ring announcer proceeds to announce that coming up next is a one on one non-title bout featuring Buff "The Stuff" Bagwell at a harrowing 238 pounds, as Bagwell makes his way down the entrance doing his usual "body god" like schtick at the booing crowd.

    "And his opponent..."

    Rob Van Dam's music blasts over the PA and the crowd jumps up to their feet with excitement that
    Bagwell's opponent is none other than the former ECW World Champion himself, Rob Van Dam! As Van Dam makes his way through the curtain with an enormous amount of fanfare, commentary immediately begin to build up Van Dam's extraordinary performance last week in beating Lance Storm, and Ernest Miller screams on commentary that Van Dam is clearly the future of WCW. But before Van Dam can start to make his way down the ramp, "Big Poppa Pump" Scott Steiner comes darting out through the curtain in a rage, clotheslining Van Dam onto the ramp out of nowhere! Van Dam's music stops and the crowd immediately starts to boo as Steiner just continues to viciously beat Van Dam on the ramp, while Bagwell stands in the center of the ring with a confused look on his face. Steiner finishes off his violent assault on Van Dam by picking him up by his hair and throwing him head first onto the solid steel of the WCW set on the stage!

    Steiner turns around and starts aggressively walking down towards the ring, clearly wasting no time coming out to the ring. Steiner screams for Bagwell to get out of the ring, as Bagwell quickly obliges and commentary sells the viciousness of Steiner's attack on Van Dam while also building the suspense as to why Scott Steiner did that to Van Dam, and why he is even out here to begin with! Steiner yanks the microphone out of the ring announcer's hand and he immediately starts to cut a scathing promo about Booker T and the WCW World Heayvweight Championship, screaming that he is sick and tired of playing "these games with Booker T".

    "All I've heard since last week is how security didn't let Booker T defend himself against Scott Steiner, and that if Booker T could've had his chance to step up to Big Poppa Pump, then Scott Steiner would be laying in a hospital bed. Well come on Booker, if you and all these fat idiots in the crowd think that, come on! Get your overrated ass out here and fight me like a man, unless you're not a man...and in that case, I heard that big dumb bit** Madusa is looking for a challenger!"

    Steiner continues to belittle Booker T and demand that Booker T come out and fight him right now, or come out and drop the belt right now, like his "balls never did". "
    And I'll do you one better Mr. Four Time World Champ, if any security gets in the way this week, I"ll knock all their asses out and give you a fair fight against the man..with the largest arms in the world! Come on Booker! Prove us all wrong, and show us that there may be some courage in those qu**r looking psychadelic pants of yours! Come on Booker!"

    The ring announcer slowly and hesitantly walks over to Steiner and
    whispers in his ear that Booker T hasn't arrived to the arena yet. Steiner immediately grows angry at the ring announcer and screams in his face that Booker T isn't here yet because he doesn't have the guts to look at Scott Steiner in the eyes man to man. Steiner abruptly grabs David Penzer by his head and punches him in the face with a stiff shot that echoes throughout the entire arena! Penzer falls down like a ton of bricks and Steiner bends over with the microphone still in his hand.

    Steiner gets face to face with a dazed Penzer and screams,
    "Well you tell that greasy nappy headed little bit** that Big Poppa Pump is looking for him and he wants his belt back TONIGHT!"

    Steiner punches Penzer one more time over the top of the forehead and then throws the microphone down on the canvas before proceeding to storm out of the ring and up the ramp as commentary sells the ruthlessness and viciousness of Scott Steiner.

    Tenay on commentary sells how sick Scott Steiner is and that his attack on David Penzer was completely uncalled for and that he wants the WCW fans to know that the thoughts expressed by Scott Steiner are not the thoughts expressed and supported by World Championship Wrestling.





    A Little Help

    Cameras quickly open up backstage in the parking lot to show a black Cadillac Escalade pull up slowly to the door. Former referee Theodore Long steps out of the driver's side with a huge smile on his face and a slick tan three piece suit. Commentary speculates for a few moments why Theodore Long is coming here to Universal, seeing as he is not an official WCW referee. Elix Skipper runs over to Long and the two hug each other. Skipper explains to Long what has happened so far tonight and how the commissioner Ric Flair will not even talk to him about what happened last week.

    Long stops Skipper in mid sentence, shakes his head, and tells him with a positive and aggressive tone that he is gonna have this entire Cruiserweight Championship deal handled one way or another before the end of the night. Skipper slaps his hands together in excitement and screams, "YES!!" Long smirks at Skipper for a moment, "Now let's get this brother some justice tonight!"

    Long struts towards the door as Skipper follows closely behind and commentary speculates about what Long means, and what Skipper's intentions are with the Cruiserweight Championship.




    Commercial Break




    Sid Does Not Play

    Cameras slowly open up from the commercial break as it shows two mammoth sized black boots. The camera slowly pans up the monstrous body of Sid Vicious as the crowd has a mixed reaction and Tenay screams,
    "Oh god! Look at the size of that man!" Vicious stands there with his usual sick and twisted look as he clinches his fists and starts breathing heavier and heavier, getting more and more intense. Jeremy Borash is standing next to him with a microphone set to interview him on what his game plan is going into the huge 10 man battle royal tonight for the #1 contendership for the US title. Sid cuts Borash off and starts to cut an intense and twisted promo about how he is going to dominate and lay waste to every single man that gets in his way tonight in the battle royal.

    Sid looks into the camera with his psychotic wide eyes and starts screaming that he is tired of people trying to make a joke out of him and that he is going to wrap his solid unforgiving hands around every single neck in that battle royal tonight and
    he is going break every single bone in all of their scrawny necks!! Sid pushes Borash out of the way and throws his finger up towards the camera, getting even more intense and raging than he was before, screaming that after the bell rings and the battle royal starts, he isn't going to spare anybody in that ring! And that he is going to make each and every single one of them wish that they would've never signed their name on that WCW contract, because after the match...no one will be left.

    Sid sadistically smiles and then slaps himself in the face to break the smile before storming off the set. After Sid storms off the set, Jeremy looks in shock and fear at him, trying to sneak as far away from Sid as possible.
    Cameras come back to the commentary booth and Ernest Miller sends out the bold prediction that Sid Vicious is clearly the favorite going into this match, and that he personally doesn't think that anybody can even remotely come close to stopping this lunatic.

    Mike Tenay: Well Cat, there are a lot of big names and potential winners for this battle roy...

    Ernest "The Cat" Miller: Pshhh! I don't care, Mikey! I...dont...care! Nobody is taking that man out! There isn't a single man ON THE PLANET...that could ever take that..hell I can't even say man...take that ANIMAL and throw him over the top rope! It's impossible, Mikey! Sid Vicious is winning this damn battle royal! It's as simple as that!





    WCW United States Championship #1 Contender Battle Royal
    Winner Earns a #1 Contender Shot for the WCW United States Championship Later Tonight
    Sid Vicious versus Mike Awesome versus AJ Styles versus Diamond Dallas Page (w/Kimberly Page) versus Kid Kash versus Lance Storm versus Shane Douglas (w/Francine) versus Big Vito versus Rey Meysterio Jr. versus Alex Wright

    MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
    The match starts off hot from the very beginning, specifically with Shane Douglas and Diamond Dallas Page who immediately charge at each other and start exchanging blow after blow! Commentary hypes up how both these men still remember what happened and what was said last week, and want to kill each other in this ring! The first two eliminations happen when Diamond Dallas Page clotheslines Douglas over the top rope, but with the momentum, it causes Page to fly over the top rope as well, eliminating both him and Douglas from the match! Neither man seem to be very concerned with the outcome of the match, as they aggressively continue to exchange blows on the outside of the ring, with Page on top of Douglas absolutely relentless with his shots! Francine and Kimberly try to pull the two apart, but the two refuse to let up! Referees surround them on the outside, and finally Kimberly is able to pull Page back and Francine is able to pull Douglas back. But the confrontation is not over as they scream back and forth at each other trying to break free! Page screams at Douglas that if Douglas wants him in the ring, they can go next week! Douglas nods his head in agreement still trying to break free,

    “OKAY OKAY! That sounds good Page! You got it! You’re a worthless piece of sh** Page! And next week, I’m going to send your worthless crippled ass back home packing to beg for another job with Uncle Eric!!”

    Douglas spits at Page, which makes Page even more angry as he pushes the referees aside and goes to launch at Douglas once again. But before he can jump at Douglas, Kimberly pulls him back and begs him to calm down.
    “That’s right Page, listen to your bit**! You don’t wanna mess with The Franchise!” Referees are finally able to push Douglas back up the ramp and through the curtain as Page paces back and forth, breathing heavily and still shaking from the anger as Kimberly tries to calm him down.

    The battle royal continues with the other 8 men brutalizing each other, but still no more eliminations after the next couple minutes. The next elimination though comes when Big Vito darts at Sid Vicious, but just as Sid dodges a bullet from Vito, Sid looks at Vito with a sadistic smile and hits him with a big boot that would bring down the Empire State Building! The sound of the boot across Vito’s face echoes through out the arena as he falters back, collapsing over the top rope and to the outside of the ring! Big Vito has been eliminated!

    Alex Wright is the next one to immediately run at Sid, but as he tries punching Sid, the psychotic one doesn’t sell any of it and just lays Wright out with a clothesline out of nowhere! Sid picks Wright up and then throws him with a running start over the top rope, crashing to the outside of the ring! Alex Wright has been eliminated! Commentary sells the dominance Sid Vicious is showcasing while
    Ernest Miller screams on commentary that he told everyone that Sid Vicious was “gonna clean house in this battle royal, and that’s exactly what the man is doing!” Kid Kash, AJ Styles, and Meysterio are exchanging blows on the opposite side of the ring with loads of near eliminations. At one point Meysterio and Kash double clothesline Styles over the top rope, but instead of Styles falling to the outside, he is able to leap onto the top turnbuckle and come flying off with a missile dropkick on Kid Kash! BAM! Kash’s head bounces off AJ’s boots, causing him to fly back over the top rope and crash to the outside of the ring!!! WOW! Kid Kash has been eliminated.

    The final five men are in the ring still, completely winded and beaten down. Lance Storm and Mike Awesome are the first to start exchanging blows back and forth again, but as the two go back and forth Sid Vicious rares up enough intensity to bounce off the ropes and double clothesline Mike Awesome and Lance Storm over the top rope! Awesome is barely able to hold onto the rope to break a fall and elimination, but the smaller Lance Storm is shattered like a victim as he goes flying off the canvas onto the hard concrete outside the ring! Lance Storm has been eliminated. Storm starts coming back to himself after a few moments, quickly realizing that once again just like last week he has dropped the ball. Storm’s eyes widen and he starts pounding his fists several times against the canvas, screaming that he was “robbed again”. Referees try to calm Storm down at ringside, but he continues to go on his tirade, slapping himself several times in the face and screaming
    “WHEN IS THIS GOING TO END???” Finally, he takes heed to the demands of the referees to leave as commentary sells the brutal frustration that Lance Storm must have inside him knowing that he was one of the final five. Awesome lies down in the corner of the ring trying to regroup as Sid starts stalking Meysterio down now. But just as he goes to pick up Meysterio, which would subsequently be his fourth elimination, Meysterio flips out of Sid’s arms and AJ Styles comes out of nowhere with a running dropkick on Sid! BAM! Sid is completely blindsided and the force from the dropkick causes him to crash over the top rope landing on his feet, but landing on his feet outside the ring! Sid Vicious has been eliminated.

    Sid’s eyes widen as referees motion for his elimination. Sid turns around slowly with a psychotic look on his face as the crowd pops with the rookie AJ Styles eliminating him! Sid completely snaps and immediately jumps back into the ring, clotheslining AJ Styles viciously down to the mat. The referee inside the ring tries to restrain Sid, but he is in a psychotic state and he continues to brutally beat down AJ Styles in the ring. Sid pulls Styles out from underneath the bottom rope and continues his savage assault on Styles outside the ring.
    Styles is completely helpless as Sid hits him with anything he can find outside the ring; steel chairs, tv monitors, even the steel ring bell. Security rushes down to the ring to try and restrain Sid, but it is to no avail as Sid doesn’t listen to their demands and they are too much in fear to try and forcibly stop him. Sid picks Styles up and chokeslams him mercilessly on the steel ring steps, forcing the back of AJ’s head to bounce off the steel ring steps from the crash! Sid goes to walk away, but before he walks away, he turns back around and looks at Styles with a cold blooded sadistic look. Security finally jumps in to try and pull Sid back, but Sid in a crazed state starts firing back on the security guards, knocking them senseless outside the ring! Sid takes them all out and then picks Styles up one more time before he slams him down back first viciously on the hard concrete with his signature powerbomb!!! OH MY GOD!!

    Commentary begs Sid to stop this and for someone to please come out and restrain Sid in any possible way! Styles lies completely unconscious outside the ring as Sid steps over several members of security that he wiped out, with AJ Styles being taken out of the match, but still not officially eliminated in the battle royal. The final two men left in the match are Mike Awesome and Rey Meysterio Jr, as both men are slow to get back up to their feet. The crowd clearly being behind Meysterio starts chanting for the “619”. A
    wesome with the clear cut size advantage charges at Meysterio to hit him with a big boot, but before he can connect, Meysterio drops down and snaps a drop toe hold on the big man! Awesome falls to his knees with his head draped over the middle rope as the crowd pops with excitement and anticipation of the 619!

    Meysterio looks back and forth at the crowd before bouncing off the ropes.
    Meysterio swings around the middle rope and hits a 619 on Mike Awesome!! BAM!!“Meysterio hit the 619! Meysterio is gonna be the new number one contender!!”

    Meysterio leaps onto the top rope to hit the West Coast Pop, but as he leaps off, Awesome catches him in mid-air and quickly lawn darts him over the top rope and to the outside of the ring! The crowd sighs out of disappointment as the bell rings several times and Rey Meysterio is officially announced as being eliminated from the battle royal, and Mike Awesome as the winner!


    Spoiler:

    Winner: Mike Awesome by Throw Out to Become the WCW United States Championship #1 Contender



    After the bell rings, Mike Awesome falls back onto his back, completely exhausted and winded from the brutal 10 man battle royal, as Rey Meysterio Jr. lies on his stomach outside the ring holding the back of his head. Meysterio looks at Awesome with a disappointed look on his face and shakes his head as Awesome gets back up to his feet and taunts at the crowd as the referee holds his arm high in the air! Meysterio limps to the back still shaking his head in disappointment as commentary congratulates Meysterio on a hard fought battle, but Ernest Miller on commentary brings the focus back onto Mike Awesome, referring to Awesome as “the true bonafide future of WCW!”

    Awesome screams at the crowd to shut up and let him live this moment, which makes the crowd boo him even louder. Cameras fade to a commercial break as Awesome climbs out of the ring and limps up the ramp, holding his head high and continuing to berate the fans in attendance.




    Commercial Break



    A Partnership For The Ages


    Cameras come back from the commercial break to show Mike Awesome still very winded from his brutal and grueling ten man battle royal earlier. Awesome breathes heavily and starts wrapping up his injured elbow, when
    “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig slowly walks in with a devious grin on his face. Awesome quickly goes on guard, not knowing why Hennig is walking up to him. Hennig holds his hand up and shakes his head, reassuring Awesome that everything is okay and that he is just there to congratulate him on a brutal and dominant performance in the battle royal.

    Awesome nods at Hennig and then Hennig continues on,
    telling Awesome that he came out last week and watched him destroy that “AJ jobber”, and with the way he handled business tonight, he is definitely going to make a huge impact in WCW. Awesome gets face to face with Hennig and explains that he has already made a huge impact in WCW, and that even before the reboot he was rising up in the ranks. Hennig chuckles to himself and puts his hand on Awesome’s shoulder, reassuring Awesome that he knows exactly what Awesome has done so far in his career, but with some guidance and direction, he could be the absolute greatest wrestler in the world today. Awesome looks at Hennig with a look of confusion not knowing what to say, as Hennig just smiles at him.

    “But ya see Mike that’s why I’m here. See tonight Mike, you have the opportunity to have the whole world in your palms, and I promise you…if you just listen to me and put your faith in The Perfect One…heh, you will not only become the United States Champion tonight, but you will be the GREATEST United States Champion there has ever been. And Mike…that’s just the beginning.” Hennig continues to build up Awesome, hyping everything that he could do for Awesome, referring to Awesome as the “TRUE CHOSEN ONE OF WCW.”

    Awesome finally smiles back at Hennig and shakes his hand, “Okay Curt. Show me what you can do.” Hennig laughs and pats Awesome on the shoulder one last time, “Oh don’t worry Mike, this is just the beginning of perfection at it’s core.” Cameras slowly fade off as Mike Tenay on commentary screams,

    “Wow! What a bombshell that Curt Hennig and Mike Awesome have created tonight!”





    I'm Not Leaving Tonight With My Pink Slip

    The cameras pan the backstage set as Jeremy Borash stands there with a microphone in his hand next to the self-proclaimed “King of the Mountain”, Jeff Jarrett with a huge smirk on his face, while he clinches onto his signature acoustic guitar. Borash builds up that tonight could very well be Jeff Jarrett’s last official match in WCW if he cannot beat “The Beast From The East” Bam Bam Bigelow, and that WCW CEO Shane Mcmahon has given Bam Bam special championship incentives if he does come out on top tonight against Jarrett. Borash asks Jarrett what his game plan is going into tonight against a man who not only has a size and power differential, but a man who has something to gain in beating Jarrett tonight.

    Jarrett chuckles to himself and starts to cut a scathing promo about Ric Flair and how he is once again trying to reinstate “the good ole boys club” in WCW to try and throw up all the odds against Jeff Jarrett. Jarrett belittles Flair as a man who Jarrett says still feels like he has something to prove in the wrestling industry, because he knows deep down inside that his legacy is nowhere near as great as he tries to make it out to be. Jarrett continuously refers to Flair as a failure and that after he beats Bam Bam Bigelow tonight, he is
    going to make it his own personal mission to put “the old dog out of his misery”.

    “I can honestly say, Shane Mcmahon made the single biggest mistake of his entire life, career, and destiny of WCW by making that wrinkly washed up has been the commissioner of World Championship Wrestling. I know that I can’t leave WCW now and I know deep down inside my heart and soul, I have to beat Bam Bam Bigelow tonight. Because I can't sit down and just idly watch this company go down into the toilet because of that Flair cancer, so it’s my job to stop this piece of garbage once and for all. He killed WCW before and he has laid waste to every single promotion he has ever been a part of, because he sucks. He absolutely sucks and he has no redeeming qualities about him whatsoever. As for tonight…”

    Jarrett pushes Borash over to the side and looks deep into the camera lens with intensity, “Tonight…I’m not leaving this arena with my pink slip. And as for Bam Bam...wrong place, wrong time.
    I’m going to make your WCW return even shorter than Old Naitch’s receding hair line. So why don’t you choke on that, ya big slap nut!”

    Jarrett storms off the set as Borash stands there shaking his head and commentary builds up the huge ramifications in the Jarrett/Bigelow match coming up next!





    Normal Singles Match
    If Jarrett Loses, His WCW Contract is Null and Void

    Jeff Jarrett versus Bam Bam Bigelow

    MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
    Jeff Jarrett clearly tries to take control of the early going in the match by attempting to play mind games with the ferocious beast Bam Bam Bigelow. Commentary builds that a lot is on the line during the match for both competitors, as Jeff Jarrett’s career in WCW is on the line, but also on the flipside WCW CEO Shane Mcmahon has stated that if Bam Bam can get the job done tonight against Jarrett, then big plans are on the horizon for the Beast of the East! Jarrett and Bigelow lock up a few times, but Jarrett quickly bolts out of the hold and through the bottom rope to the outside of the ring each time that it looks like Bigelow is going to take an advantage. The match finally starts heating up when Jarrett tries to blindside Bigelow with a clothesline from behind, but Bigelow catches Jarrett in mid air and throws him down onto the canvas like a ton of bricks with a devastating fall away slam! Bam Bam looks as strong as ever, utilizing his power moves over Jarrett as Mike Tenay on commentary applauds and sells the devastation and power of Bam Bam Bigelow.

    Mike Tenay: “You know I’ve just always felt that Bam Bam Bigelow is the one guy in this industry who has never really caught his big break and been allowed to flourish. But I definitely think times are changing for the Beast, and quite frankly, I don’t know if there is any other man in WCW who deserves it more than Bam Bam Bigelow does! I would be absolutely elated if he finally gets his chance to shine after beating Jeff Jarrett tonight!”

    Bam Bam tries to pick up several pinfalls, but Jarrett is able to either kick out or get his leg to the bottom rope every single time! Bam Bam starts getting more frustrated and starts unloading shot after shot on the former World Champion, but Bigelow’s frustration starts to slowly become a detriment and distraction as
    Jarrett rolls Bigelow up and then locks on his signature figure 4 leg lock!! The crowd starts to boo Jarrett out of the building as Jarrett pulls harder and harder on the huge body of Bigelow. But just as Bigelow looks as he is about to tap, he finds a way to scurry over to the bottom rope to break the hold. Jarrett quickly gets back up to his feet and starts to pound away on Bigelow, as it seems like Jarrett has completely 180 degree switched the momentum in the match.

    Bigelow is slow to get back up to his feet, and as soon as he gets back up to his feet, Jarrett bounces off the ropes and clotheslines Bigelow into the corner. Jarrett slaps Bigelow across the face swiftly one time before connecting with a vicious swinging neckbreaker!! Jarrett covers Bigelow for what is sure to be a clear cut pinfall, but the big man is able to kick out at 2.75!!! Jarrett cannot believe it and he slowly gets back up to his feet, stalking down and screaming at the referee that it was a three count. As Jarrett’s back is turned though, Bigelow struggles up to his feet and wraps his arms around the back of Jarrett, falling back with Jarrett and slamming him down back first onto the hard stiff canvas!!! BAM!! But just as Jarrett is coming down with the belly to back suplex, Jarrett kicks his feet out and subsequently makes contact with the referee’s head, kicking him down towards the bottom turnbuckle! Bigelow sees the referee out and tries to revive him for a few moments, but quickly turns his attention back to Jarrett as he notices Jarrett is slowly coming back to himself.

    Bam Bam kicks Jarrett a few times before picking him up one more time and
    slamming him down onto the hard canvas almost breaking his back with a brutal cobra clutch slam!!! Bigelow slowly gets back up to his feet and tries to revive the referee one more time, but again the referee will not come back to himself and Bigelow must make the hard decision to go back to Jarrett. Bigelow kicks at Jarrett a few more times and then climbs up onto the top turnbuckle, as the crowd jumps up to their feet and starts cheering for Bigelow to jump off. Commentary sells this as a bad day turning into Jarrett’s possibly worst day of his career with Bigelow going up to the top turnbuckle. Bigelow slowly glances back and forth before he leaps off in dramatic fashion with a flying headbutt onto the four time WCW World Champion!! BAM!!!! Bigelow takes just as much of the brunt as Jarrett does and both lie on the canvas, not moving for several seconds as commentary screams for Bigelow to cover Jarrett and for referee Randy Anderson to come back! Jarrett and Bigelow slowly start to inch over to opposite sides of the ring to struggle up to their feet, but Jarrett leans over the side of the ring apron and grabs his signature acoustic guitar that he came out with earlier as Bigelow slowly gets back up to his feet on the other side of the ring.

    Jarrett pulls himself up by the middle rope clinching onto his acoustic guitar for dear life. Bigelow charges at Jarrett, but just as Bigelow gets to Jarrett, Jeff rares back and slams the acoustic guitar over the top of the head of Bam Bam Bigelow!!! OH MY GOD!!! Shards of the guitar go flying as the impact completely lays out the beast and Jarrett falls down to his knees from the sudden and thunderous impact! Randy Anderson slowly starts to crawl over to the middle of the ring as Jarrett sees Anderson coming back to himself and quickly covers Bigelow for the pinfall. 1…..2….3!! Jarrett wins! Jarrett has secured his spot and contract in WCW!
    Spoiler:

    Winner: Jeff Jarrett by Pinfall to Remain On the WCW Active Roster




    As soon as the bell rings, Jeff Jarrett quickly rolls off the big man with a huge smug smile on his face, as the crowd in attendance boos and commentary sells the opportunistic Jeff Jarrett on doing everything he could to find a way to come out on top tonight against Bam Bam Bigelow. Jarrett slowly struggles up to his feet, clearly being very winded from a brutal match, but still standing tall like a champion as Bam Bam lies completely motionless in the center of the ring with pieces of Jarrett’s acoustic guitar laying scattered across the canvas. Jarrett taunts at the crowd for a few moments screaming that he is the chosen one and that no one including Ric Flair has the balls to get rid of him in WCW! Cameras fade to a commercial break as Jarrett storms up the ramp with a gleeful arrogant smile and commentary shows replays from different angles of Jarrett smashing the acoustic guitar over the top of the forehead of Bam Bam Bigelow and pinning him down to the mat.

    Ernest “The Cat” Miller: “That brotha right there is on a mission! The Nature Boy better buckle up because this is gonna be a long ride, I can tell you that much!





    Commercial Break



    Nitro Girls Segment After The Commercial Break




    The Open Challenge

    The camera pans the riotous crowd still extremely hyped up from the Nitro Girls segment, with a huge approval from the male audience. The arena goes dark and an ominous boom from an orchestra blares over the PA.
    Kaz Hyashi slowly walks out through the curtain with his manager Sonny Onoo to a very vocal boo from the crowd. Kaz is dressed in a black robe with “Sensation” written on the back of the robe as Onoo hypes up Kaz and screams at the crowd to quiet down and show respect to Kaz. Sonny gets into the ring and Kaz just stands there with a cold and solemn look on his face, glaring at the very vocal audience in attendance. Sonny tries to quiet the crowd down, but the crowd gets even louder with their booing, making Sonny and Kaz even more angry. Sonny doesn’t wait any longer and starts to cut an angry and aggressive promo against the disrespect that the audience has shown Kaz Hyashi since coming back into WCW.

    Sonny builds up the respect of the Japanese audience and how they respect the beautiful craft that a sensation like Kaz Hyashi brings to the ring each and every single week. Sonny blasts the audience for their boos and tries to instruct them how to clap and appreciate a wrestler to the caliber of Kaz Hyashi.
    Sonny demonstrates a “golf clap” and then proceeds to scream at the audience, “THAT’S HOW YOU DO IT!! YOU PEOPLE KNOW NOTHING OF RESPECT!! THAT’S WHY THE REST OF THE WORLD HATES YOU ALL!!”

    The crowd gets even louder with their disrespect and disapproval of Sonny and Kaz while commentary acts completely offended of the comments Sonny Onoo is making about the faithful and rabid WCW audience. Sonny moves on in his promo talking about how
    it is absolutely despicable that Kaz Hyashi was not included in the battle royal tonight for the #1 contendership for the WCW United States Championship. Sonny builds up Kaz as the most dynamic and skilled technician in WCW, and that if Kaz would’ve been entered into the battle royal, he would’ve eliminated everyone in a matter of seconds!

    “WCW wants to give all the glory and air time to the Fushidarana On’na (sluts) of the…the…NIIIITRO GIRRRLS…they know nothing of what this business means! Kaz Hyashi is the brightest and hottest spectacle that has ever stepped foot into this ring, which is why Kaz is issuing an open challenge to anybody in the back who thinks they can outperform the Japanese sensation, Kaz Hyashi!" There are a few moments of dead silence as Sonny Onoo laughs maniacally and Kaz just stands there with a cold and solemn stare in his eyes.

    The howl of the old Wolfpac theme echoes throughout the entire arena and the crowd jumps up to their feet with excitement!! Sonny immediately stops laughing and starts pacing back and forth in shock, holding his hands up at a stone cold Kaz, frantically telling him to just wait for it and to calm down. But it isn’t Kevin Nash or Scott Hall that strut out through the curtain, but former WCW talent and free agent Syxx Pac!! The crowd gets even more hyped at the return of Waltman as he struts out through the curtain, bouncing up and down and hyping the crowd up even more.

    Syxx Pac gets into the ring and starts to walk over to Kaz, but
    Kaz darts over to Syxx-Pac and knocks him down to the mat with a vicious clothesline. Sonny quickly scurries out through the bottom rope and screams for the referee to start the match. The bell rings and we are under way as Kaz wastes no time kicking Pac on the canvas and unleashing as much offense as possible on the WCW return!





    Normal Singles Match
    Kaz Hyashi (w/Sonny Onoo) versus Syxx-Pac

    MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
    Kaz Hyashi is in another frame of mind, clearly still very upset about the six pack cruiserweight open loss last week and him not being included in the 10 man battle royal earlier in the night. Kaz looks like a machine as he takes an early offensive momentum against the returning Syxx-Pac. Each time that Syxx tries to get back up to his feet, Kaz will shoot off the ropes and connect with high intensity suplexes out of nowhere! BAM! The final suplex is a devastating dragon suplex that wipes out Syxx Pac in the center of the ring. But instead of Kaz going for the pinfall, he instead chooses to unleash more punishment on the newly returning Syxx Pac, obviously making a huge impact against the veteran. Syxx Pac slowly gets back up to his feet after he is able to knee Kaz in the forehead, but as soon as he gets up to his feet, Kaz starts hitting Pac with multiple kick variations, taking control of the match once again! This time Kaz goes for the pinfall on Syxx Pac, but Pac is able to kick out at two and quickly slide out of the ring to catch his breath.

    Kaz in an insane rage bounces off the ropes and leaps outside the ring with a suicide dive, but Syxx Pac quickly moves out of the way, forcing Kaz to fly face first into the steel barricade! Kaz being wiped out by the steel barricade allows Syxx Pac enough time to get himself together and back into this match, as the two trades punches outside the ring and the referee gets closer to the 20 count for a count out. But just as the referee is about to count the 20, Syxx Pac rolls Kaz back into the ring. Syxx Pac seems to be evening the odds up a little bit more as Sonny Onoo pounds his hands against the ring apron and screams for Kaz to “get up and fight!” Kaz attempts to hit a german suplex on Syxx Pac as Pac’s back is turned yelling at Sonny, but just as he grabs Syxx, Syxx Pac back flips behind Kaz and pushes him aggressively at Sonny Onoo, bouncing off Sonny and sending Sonny crashing off the ring apron to the outside of the ring!

    The crowd pops as Sonny holds his head in pain outside the ring and Syxx Pac connects with a roundhouse kick to Kaz Hyashi! Syxx Pac picks up Kaz one more time to deliver the X-Factor, but instead he stops himself and smiles at the crowd. The crowd gets louder and louder as Syxx Pac tackles Kaz into the corner! Commentary hypes up what is about to come next as the fans jump up to their feet and start holding up the “DX sign” at Syxx Pac. Kaz falls down onto his bottom with his head laying up against the bottom turnbuckle as Syxx Pac taunts at the fans and starts bouncing up and down.
    Syxx Pac does the “Suck It” taunt and then charges at Kaz, jumping on top of him, wrapping his legs around Kaz’s head, and delivering a Bronco Buster much to the support of the riotous crowd in Orlando!!

    Commentary sells the nostalgia of Syxx Pac connecting with the Bronco Buster as Kaz falls over onto his stomach and Syxx Pac bounces up and down throwing his arms up in the air and rallying the crowd up even more. Kaz slowly starts to get back up to his feet, but he is quickly met with a front kick to the gut and an X-Factor out of nowhere by Waltman that just lights the place up!!! Pac makes the cover on Kaz, 1….2….3!!


    Spoiler:

    Winner: Syxx-Pac by Pinfall



    As soon as the match is over, Syxx Pac struggles up to his feet and the Wolfpac theme blares over the PA, much to the approval from the riotous crowd in Orlando!
    Kevin Nash and Scott Hall come strutting out through the curtain with big smiles on their faces as Syxx Pac turns his attention to the ramp and holds up his arm in the air, presenting the Kliq hand signal to Hall and Nash!

    Commentary builds up the huge moment and hypes how last week Scott Hall and Kevin Nash said their buddies were coming in and that the wrestling business would never be the same again, but they had no idea it was gonna be the reformation of these three in the ring!


    Hall and Nash get into the ring and congratulate their boy as the crowd goes absolutely nuts and commentary sells the reunion as quite possibly the single greatest union in professional wrestling history, and how much good and bad they brought to the business for many many years. Nash and Hall hold up the Kliq hand signal as well, and the three celebrate in the ring that hypes the crowd up even more.
    An irate and raging Kaz upset that he lost once again comes running at Syxx Pac again to attack him, but before he can get to Pac, Nash throws up his big boot and sends Kaz crashing back down to the mat! Scott Hall kicks at Kaz a few times before Sonny Onoo is able to desperately roll Kaz out through the bottom rope and out of dodge. Kaz is still “loopy” from the big boot as Sonny wraps his arm around Kaz's shoulders and the two make their way up the ramp. Sonny screams down towards the ring at the three that “this isn’t over”. But the three Kliq members don’t pay much attention to Sonny’s threats as they continue to celebrate with Syxx Pac in the ring as cameras fade to a commercial break and the Wolfpac music blares over the PA.




    Commercial Break




    I'm Not Leaving Until I Retire You

    Cameras come back from the commercial break to show an
    ecstatic Jeff Jarrett pacing back and forth in the backstage area, obnoxiously gloating about how he beat Bam Bam Bigelow and is screaming for Ric Flair to come out and look at the man who is going to end his career. Ric Flair slowly walks out of his office not saying a word, and gets face to face with Jarrett, as Jarrett just continues on his tirade about how Flair tried to kick him out of this company, but like always he fell short once again.

    Jarrett arrogantly smiles and gets nose to nose with Flair, continuing on and telling Flair that he is worthless and that his own son David doesn’t even want anything to do with him, which is why he split as soon as Ric killed the old WCW off.
    Flair doesn’t say anything as he just stands there staring into Jarrett’s eyes, visibly trying to hold himself back from attacking Jarrett. Jarrett laughs at Flair’s passive stance and hypes how he is not going to leave the wrestling business until he retires Flair’s “geriatric has been ass” and sends him packing to the rest home where he should’ve went over a decade ago.

    “Heh, and there isn’t a damn thing you can do about it Naitch! You can’t fire me, hell you can’t even punish me. You don’t have the balls to even be a real man and defend your honor. Psh, you’re not even a real man Ric. Get out of my face.”

    Flair grabs Jarrett by his wrist and acts as if he is going to hit Jarrett, but stops himself as Jarrett just stares at him with an arrogant smirk.

    “Heh, that’s what I thought Naitch. You’re a joke.”

    Jarrett laughs and walks away as Flair just stands there seething with anger and whispering to himself, “Calm down Ric. Calm down.” As the camera slowly fades, commentary sells how Flair is trying to stay professional and not let his emotions get involved, but Jarrett might be in for a rude awakening if this continues.




    Madusa, Major Gunns, Women's Championship, NEXT!

    Cameras slowly fade into a shot of the WCW Women’s Champion Madusa walking confidently towards the ring in the backstage area as commentary builds up how dominant Madusa looked last week against Daffney, and that her first title defense comes up next against Major Gunns! As she walks down the hall,
    commentary builds her up as the face of the WCW Women’s Division and Dusty Rhodes on commentary continuously refers to her as his “Marilyn Monroe”.




    Commercial Break




    WCW Women's Championship Match
    Madusa (c) versus Major Gunns

    MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
    After the match begins, Madusa locks up several times with Major Gunns, clearly having a pure wrestling ability advantage over the blonde bombshell. Major Gunns tries to utilize some offense of her own, but it is quickly cut short by Madusa’s superior technical skills in the ring, reversing a bulldog into a spinning heel kick followed up by locking Major Gunns into a brutal and extremely painful sharpshooter!! Major Gunns desperately tries to reach for the ropes, but Madusa using her vast in ring experience pulls Major Gunns further away from the ropes to prevent a rope break. The only significant offense Major Gunns gets is when she is able to reverse the sharpshooter into a small package roll up that Madusa quickly kicks out of at 1. And as she comes running back towards Major Gunns, the blonde bombshell ducks underneath a clothesline and connects with a scoop slam on the women’s champion! But just as she goes for the quick pinfall, Madusa kicks out at 1 and a half, gets back up to her feet, and hits a belly to belly suplex out of nowhere on her challenger!! Major Gunns holds her back in pain as she struggles to get back up to her feet. But as soon she gets back up to her feet, Madusa kicks her in the gut and then slams Gunns down back first onto the hard canvas with a bridging german suplex for the cover! 1….2…3!! Madusa remains the WCW Women’s Champion!


    Spoiler:

    Winner: Madusa by Pinfall to Remain the WCW Women's Champion



    After the match is over the WCW Women’s Champion Madusa slowly struggles back up to feet and receives an enormous burst of applause from the crowd as commentary continues to build her up as the “face of the women’s division in WCW”, and sells her as the pound for pound best ring technician in women’s wrestling today. Madusa holds up her championship as Major Gunns holds her back in pain and tries pulling herself up with the middle rope. Madusa walks out of the ring and through the curtain as Major Gunns continues to get back up to her feet as commentary commends Major Gunns on the hard-fought battle against Madusa for the Women’s Championship. But just as she gets back up to her feet, Daffney leaps into the ring out of nowhere and knocks Gunns back down to the canvas with a vicious dropkick to the back!

    Daffney starts pounding away on a defenseless Major Gunns as commentary sells the shock that Daffney is attacking Major Gunns and speculates as to why Daffney is brutally beating Major Gunns. Daffney looks like a psychotic animal as she refuses to let up on Major Gunns,
    biting her several times on the neck and screaming in her face that she should’ve been in the women’s title match tonight! The referee tries to intervene to pull Daffney off of Madusa, but Daffney instead knees the referee in the forehead and then starts viciously choking the small Major Gunns!!! Commentary pleads with Daffney to stop, but Daffney just continues to clinch harder and harder around Major Gunns’ throat with her hands. Major Gunns starts to fade away into unconsciousness as Daffney sadistically smiles at the damage and finally breaks her chokehold. Daffney licks her lips creepy like and stares down at the unconscious body of Major Gunns as EMTs rush down to the ring with a stretcher. The EMTs hesitate for a few moments not knowing what Daffney is going to do, but once Daffney slides out of the ring, the EMTs quickly rush behind Daffney to assist Major Gunns and lie her on the stretcher putting an oxygen mask over her face.

    Cameras fade to a commercial break as commentary continues to sell the viciousness and insanity of Daffney, and speculate what her real purpose was for attacking Major Gunns the way she did, showing real concern for Major Gunns’ well-being at this point.




    Commercial Break




    WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match
    "Sugar" Shane Helms (c) versus Jamie Noble

    MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
    The match starts off hot from the very beginning with Jamie Noble looking more determined than ever to become a first time WCW Cruiserweight Champion. But Helms is on his A game as well, not letting Noble get any sort of early advantage on him. The two go back and forth hitting high spot after high spot, but each time that one of them will go for the pinfall, the count will only get to a two count before the kick out! After a while, Noble starts to tire out as Helms now has Noble in the perfect position for his stamina strengths.

    The match looks to definitely be over after Helms connects with a backwards vertibreaker,
    followed up with a quick moonsault off the middle rope onto Jamie Noble! Bam! But Noble shows his fire when he finds a way to kick out at the two count, completely taking Helms back! Helms looks at the referee with a shocked look on his face, completely bewildered that this didn’t finish the job. Helms gets back up onto his feet and starts kicking away at Noble, but just as he comes down with his fourth or fifth kick, Noble catches Shane’s leg and snaps on a vicious Texas Cloverleaf on the Cruiserweight Champion! Commentary sells the abrupt switch in momentum for Noble, hyping up that Noble is not going to break it until Helms taps!

    As Noble pulls harder and harder on Helms who struggles to reach for the bottom rope, commentary sells the pain that Helms must be going through and builds up hype that Noble is about to be the new Cruiserweight Champion!

    But just as it looks like Helms is going to tap, he finds a way to reach for that bottom rope on a last ditch effort, getting to the bottom rope and breaking the hold. Noble is forced to let go of Helms as commentary still builds up how Helms definitely caught a break there, and that if Noble would’ve been able to just hold on for a few more seconds, there is a good possibility that we may have a new cruiserweight champ. Noble looks completely exhausted as he struggles to pull himself up and Helms still lies there holding his back in excruciating pain from the devastating hold. Noble picks Helms up to his feet, but as soon as he gets Helms up to his feet, Helms knees Noble in the gut and connects with his new signature “Sugar Break”(spinning headlock elbow drop) introduced last week, out of nowhere on the Southern Rebel!!! Noble’s head bounces off the canvas and his body goes limp as Helms quickly covers him for the count. 1….2….3!! Helms retains the Cruiserweight Championship!


    Spoiler:

    Winner: "Sugar" Shane Helms by Pinfall to Remain the WCW Cruiserweight Champion




    After the match comes to an end, the crowd all stand up on their feet and start applauding the amazing cruiserweight bout as both men lie completely motionless on the canvas, even Helms being completely winded and exhausted from the brutal hard-fought title defense.

    Mike Tenay: This is what professional wrestling and the cruiserweight division is about, folks! Neither one of these men were willing to give up and quit, and both men have earned the respect from the great wrestling fans because of it.

    Dusty Rhodes: Absolutely Mikey. These two men personify what this bizness is all bout daddy! You get in that ring, you make yo own destiny, and you prove why you are the best. End of story. These two men put everything they had in theys bodies on the line, and even though Helms came out victorious, I think we all can clearly see that my man Jamie Noble is destined for big things in this bizness baby!

    Helms and Noble struggle up to their feet, each collapsing after the first attempt of getting back up to their feet as commentary continues to sell this moment as a rare moment that defines the wrestling business. Helms and Noble finally make it up to their feet and Noble holds the back of his head, while Helms is clinching onto his lower back, both very beaten up from the match. Helms and Noble slowly limp over to each other getting face to face once again. Helms slowly smirks at Noble and puts his hand out for a handshake. Noble looks down at Helms’ hand with doubt originally, but then shakes Shane’s hand as the crowd goes wild with their applause and support of both Shane Helms and Jamie Noble. Helms holds up Jamie’s arm in the air and screams at the crowd, “He is that damn good!”

    But the celebration is quickly cut short by the sound of Elix Skipper’s music blaring through the PA speakers.
    Skipper wastes no time as he comes storming out through the curtain, with a very determined and insistent Theodore Long who is walking three steps ahead of Skipper already with a microphone in his hand and a piece of paper. The crowd boos at the interruption as Skipper looks at the crowd with a huge arrogant smirk on his face and Theodore makes his way down to the ring. Helms and Noble look at Long and Skipper with confused looks on their faces as commentary hypes the suspense as to why they are out here and the annoyance of what Long has to say. Theodore Long stops right at the edge of the ring and starts to cut an intense and scathing promo about the state of WCW and the powers to be who have done everything they can to “disenfranchise a young brotha’ like Elix Skipper”.

    Long continues his promo on talking about how Noble and Helms represent everything that this company has been about since the days of Georgia Championship Wrestling,
    “white, un-athletic, privileged, gimmick thieve good ole boys who wish they had just one ounce of charisma or talent that a colored superstar like Elix Skipper has.” Long goes down the history of all the African American men who were never given a fair shot in WCW, while “fat boys like that disgusting nightmare sitting up at the commentary booth” took all the credit for the hard work of “the black man”,

    “Dusty, let me just tell you that my brotha Thunderbolt Patterson could out promo you and wrestle circles around your pale, bloated, overrated ass! And that’s a fact playa!”

    The camera zooms in on Dusty Rhodes at the commentary booth as he shakes his head in disappointment and Long continues his rant on.
    Long mentions that from now on he is going to make sure that Elix Skipper is given the same opportunities that everyone else is given, starting with a shot at the WCW Cruiserweight Championship next week on WCW Saturday Night! Skipper nods in agreement and starts bouncing up and down ecstatically as he taunts at Helms that he is going to be the next Cruiserweight Champion.

    “There are two men of color in this company who have been given a shot to run with the ball. The first man didn’t fit their mold of what a champion should be, go figure, so they quickly pulled the belt off him just so they can hand the belt back over to the fat Hannibal Lector wannabe he took it from not even half a year earlier. And then we have the other man, the champion as we speak…heh, I can’t even call him a brother, because the only reason he even has that belt draped around his shoulder is because he’s a uncle Tom who does everything that the WHITE MAN tells him to do…yes masta, no sir, thank you masta…IT MAKES ME SICK!”

    The crowd boos as Long pauses and looks back and forth at the crowd with a disgusted look on his face.
    Long goes on to demand that Shane Helms give his client Elix Skipper a title shot next week on WCW Saturday Night, or he will get his own “boys down at the NAACP” to do it for him. The WCW Commissioner Ric Flair quickly comes out through the curtain already with a microphone in his hand, not letting this get too much out of hand to the point of no return. Helms and Noble stand in the ring, continuing to breath heavily, both still confused as to everything going on.

    Flair wastes no time getting face to face with Long, trying to
    explain to Long that Skipper just can’t be GIVEN a title shot. Flair tries to explain that Skipper had his shot and was eliminated in the battle royal, and because Flair believes in equal treatment to all the WCW talent, Skipper will have to earn it just like everybody else. Long and Skipper jump back and start screaming that Flair is opening up a can of worms that he is going to regret. But after just a few moments, Helms cuts Long off and stares at Skipper intensely, screaming that if Skipper wants a title shot next week…then he can have his title shot next week! The crowd pops as Flair tries to explain to Helms that he doesn’t have to put his belt on the line next week. Long and Skipper shake hands and nod their heads, both very excited for this great opportunity for Elix Skipper.

    “But!! Opportunities in this business just like respect…are earned. So Elix, I’ll give your chance to show the world what you’re all about. But right here tonight, this man right here Jamie Noble earned his spot at the top of the cruiserweight mountain! So Ric, next week I’ll defend my Cruiserweight Championship against Elix Skipper…BUTTTTT…only if Jamie Noble can be added into the match as well!”

    The crowd pops with excitement that Jamie Noble is getting his rematch for the Cruiserweight Championship. Flair smiles as Long screams with disapproval that Skipper deserves his one on one shot just like Noble got tonight. Flair nods his head and sets the match in stone that next week Shane Helms will defend his WCW Cruiserweight Championship in a triple threat match against both Jamie Noble and Elix Skipper! Long darts back over at Flair and starts screaming in his face that he can’t do that, and that Skipper doesn’t even have to get pinned to lose his shot at the belt, which is not going to fly. Flair screams back in Long’s face with anger,
    “AND THAT’S FINAL!” before walking away as commentary hypes up the huge announcement that Noble will have another swing at the plate and Skipper will have his chance to shine as well.

    Helms and Noble shake hands in the ring again while Long and Skipper storm back up the ramp and through the curtain. Before the commercial break,
    commentary sells the steep competition in the WCW cruiserweight division and that Helms is a fighting champion who wants to prove why he deserves to be the champion every single week that he comes out here.




    Commercial Break




    We're Here To Fight

    Cameras quickly come back from the commercial break and a livid Natural Born Thrillaz are showing up to the arena with their WCW World Tag Team Championship belts around their waists, looking focused and seemingly ready to fight as commentary builds up the huge ending of Saturday Night last week when the Dudley Boyz debuted by attacking the world tag team champs.

    Ernest Miller on commentary especially builds up brutal debut for The Dudley Boyz last week, and
    mentions that his inside sources have told him that The Dudley Boyz will be here before the end of the night, and that The Natural Born Thrillaz seemed to have gotten that same memo as well.

    Gorgeous George rushes over to O’Haire and Palumbo in an attempt to interview them, asking them what their purpose is tonight since they are not scheduled for a match. Sean O’Haire stops dead in his tracks for a moment and looks at Gorgeous George with a furious look on his face,
    telling her that they are here for a fight and they are here tonight to show the world “just who the hell they are.”

    O’Haire starts pouncing towards the entrance door once again with his tag team partner. O’Haire reaches the door and then screams back at Gorgeous George to tell The Dudley Boyz that The Natural Born Thrillaz “have their receipt from last week.”





    WCW United States Championship Match
    Booker T (c) versus Mike Awesome (w/Curt Hennig)

    MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

    Before the match begins, Curt Hennig stands on the ring apron, whispering “pointers” into Awesome’s ear in the corner, motioning with his hands what he needs to do to take out Booker T. Booker looks with wide eyes at Awesome as Awesome hypes himself up, having all the momentum in the world after his huge 10 man battle royal victory earlier in the night. Booker T walks over to Awesome and the two stare each other down as the referee gets in between them and the ring announcer announces that this will be for the WCW United States Championship. Booker doesn’t take his eyes off Awesome as Awesome just stands there with an arrogant smirk on his face. Awesome looks at Hennig and then looks back at Booker T with his smug smile. Awesome rares back and slaps Booker T out of nowhere! Booker immediately leaps at Awesome and the two start brawling around the ring as the referee frantically motions for the bell to ring.

    Commentary builds up how
    Booker T and Mike Awesome are both in positions where they cannot lose this match, and speculates if Booker T is able to focus with everything going on currently with Scott Steiner. The two continue to brawl around the ring, Awesome hitting power move after power move on Booker, but it doesn’t seem to stick as Booker hops right back up ready for more. Hennig paces back and forth outside the ring, screaming for Awesome to focus on Booker’s knees. Awesome attempts to tackle Booker at his knees, but Booker quickly leaps over top of Awesome and then connects with a spinning heel kick, knocking the big man back a few feet! The crowd pops as Booker T gets his fire back and starts laying every single thing that he has into Awesome. Commentary builds how Booker T has had all this pent up aggression just resonating in him ever since Scott Steiner started running his mouth even before the debut edition last week! Booker T picks up Awesome and slams him down to the hard canvas with a devastating spinebuster! BAM! But as he goes for an early pinfall on Awesome, the big man is able to kick out at the count of two, clearly rattling his new manager Curt Hennig outside the ring. Hennig paces back and forth feverishly as he slams his hand on the canvas and screams for Awesome to get up.

    Booker T picks Awesome back up to his feet, but as soon as Awesome gets back up to his feet, Awesome in a rare aggression knees Booker T, and then slams him head first into the turnbuckle! Awesome bounces off the ropes and hits Booker T with several clotheslines, doing everything he can to wear down the champion. Momentum for the next few minutes continues to switch back and forth between Booker T and Mike Awesome, but the final blow looks to be coming when Awesome missed with a running big boot, allowing Booker T to hit a Book End out of nowhere on the challenger!!!! But just as Booker T is about to go for the cover on Awesome,
    “Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner comes charging out through the curtain, screaming obscenities at Booker T and cutting a promo that Booker T wasn’t man enough to try and find him in the arena tonight.

    Booker T’s focus is immediately shifted as his eyes grow wide and he starts screaming for Steiner to jump into the ring right now and fight him.
    Steiner continues to berate Booker T from outside the ring and scream that if Booker T wasn’t a “nappy headed pus**” he would’ve put his WCW World Heavyweight Championship on the line against him tonight and stopped playing all these games. Booker T darts over to the ropes and screams at Steiner “anytime any place sucka!” But as Booker T’s back is turned exchanging threats with Scott Steiner, Mike Awesome is able to struggle back up to his feet. Awesome darts at Booker T and knocks him back to the canvas with a knee to his back, completely blindsiding the champion!

    Booker T gets back up to his feet, but as soon as he makes it back up to his feet, Mike Awesome comes barreling back through with a devastating clothesline wiping out Booker T! Hennig pounds on the canvas and screams for Awesome to “finish him off” as Steiner just stands there surveying the damage with a smirk on his face. Awesome finishes the job by picking up Booker T and hitting him hard on the canvas with his signature Chokebomb!!! BAM!! Hennig screams for Awesome to cover Booker T! Awesome raises Booker’s leg up for the cover, 1…2…3!! Mike Awesome wins! Mike Awesome is the new WCW United States Champion with the help of a distraction from Scott Steiner!


    Spoiler:


    Winner: Mike Awesome by Pinfall to Become the WCW United States Champion



    As soon as the match is over, Mike Awesome quickly rolls out of the ring to be congratulated by an ecstatic Curt Hennig grabbing the WCW United States Championship aggressively from the timekeeper! Hennig drapes the US Championship over Awesome’s shoulder and screams into his face with excitement, “YOU DID IT!! YOU DID IT!!” Hennig and Awesome laugh as they make their way back up the ramp, taunting at the crowd with the belt and Booker T immediately directs his attention to Scott Steiner at ringside.

    Booker T’s eyes widen as Steiner just stares over at Booker T with an arrogant smirk on his face,
    “YOU CAN'T EVEN BEAT THAT JACKASS, AND YOU THINK YOU'RE GONNA BE ABLE TO STAND A CHANCE AGAINST BIG POPPA PUMP?” Booker T is fuming with anger as he gets back up to his feet, not taking his eyes off Scott Steiner. But just as Booker T goes to jump out of the ring to attack Scott Steiner, Scott quickly grabs Booker T’s WCW World Heavyweight Championship belt and climbs over the barricade into a sea of raging fans.

    Booker T throws his arms up in a rage and jumps out of the ring as Steiner darts through the crowd with the WCW World Heavyweight Championship belt.
    Booker T screams for Steiner to bring his title belt back as he hops over the guardrail as well, and is in hot pursuit of Big Poppa Pump. As Booker T chases Steiner through the crowd, commentary screams for “someone to stop this right now and get these two”.




    Commercial Break




    Exactly What's Wrong With This Company

    Cameras come back from the commercial break to show
    The Filthy Animals once again outside in the parking lot with their grill, several bottles of liquor, scantily clad women, and a large group of fans surrounding them. Konnan walks over to Rey Meysterio Jr and puts his arm around his shoulder, telling him that he understands why he is upset after that battle royal, and that he was obviously screwed out of the match, but he knows that Rey could use a little pick me up. Rey shakes his head and looks up at Konnan in confusion as the crowd gets louder outside. Two blonde bombshells slowly walk over to Konnan and Rey Meysterio Jr as Konnan sells the “sexiness” and beauty of the girls. Konnan tells Meysterio that he arranged for a nice little package tonight down at the Marriot down the road for Rey and his two new friends. The girls flirt with a newly upbeat Rey Meysterio as Konnan laughs and hypes how Meysterio is going to have his hands full tonight. Meysterio and the two girls walk off the set as the crowd gets louder and louder and Konnan screams, “SO I HEARD ORLANDO WANTED TO PARTY TONIGHT!!”

    The festivities are quickly cut short though when an annoyed and disgusted
    KroniK slowly walk up onto the scene breaking up the party. KroniK get face to face with Konnan and Kidman and start to cut a promo on The Filthy Animals that they are exactly what’s wrong with this company and this industry. Konnan and Kidman don’t back down, going back and forth with KroniK that if they want to “roll”, they can “roll anytime they want”. KroniK starts flipping the tables outside up and kicking over the several bottles of liquor, getting Kidman and Konnan even more angry. KroniK tells Konnan and Kidman that they are just like these fans out here, they are completely pathetic and a waste of human life. This completely sets Konnan and Kidman off and they fire the first shots at KroniK!

    The two teams start brawling outside, hitting each other with liquor bottles and anything else they can find to pick up as the fans start cheering and chanting for The Filthy Animals. Torrie Wilson quickly scurries out of the way once the brawling starts, but security are unable to break it up due to the barrage of fans that have circled all four of these men.
    The Filthy Animals take control of the brawling and get the best of KroniK, completely laying them both out on the concrete. Konnan and Kidman walk away from the scene with the fans following close behind, limping and screaming obscenities at the laid out KroniK in the parking lot of the arena. Ernest Miller on commentary implores on his headset for someone to get out there and help KroniK as the scene fades from the scene outside.





    The New Perfection

    The scene quickly switches to the WCW men’s locker room where a very enthusiastic and
    ecstatic Mike Awesome is celebrating with his seemingly new manager, Curt Hennig. Awesome clinches onto his WCW United States Championship, still very out of breath and winded from his brutal match against Booker T. Hennig with a huge smile on his face tells Awesome that he gave him his word that tonight was the beginning of something phenomenal. Hennig puts his hand on Mike’s shoulder and builds him up as the future of WCW and promises that he is going to personally make sure that Awesome is the greatest United States Champion there has ever been, and that the sky is just the limit on what he is going to accomplish in WCW.

    Awesome with a huge grin on his face shakes Hennig’s hand and thanks him for all his hard work and dedication in the ring tonight and
    tells Hennig that he will destroy anyone who gets in his path and tries to take “this belt” away from him. Hennig laughs and whispers into Awesome’s ear that he is absolute perfect, and that no one in this entire industry can even hold a candle to him, nevertheless take his championship away from him.

    “Trust me Mike, the only way this title is leaving your waist…is when we drop it and move on to bigger and better things my friend.”

    Awesome bear hugs Hennig and screams with excitement, “PERFECTION!!” as cameras slowly fade to a commercial break.




    Commercial Break




    The Real World's Champion

    Cameras erratically come back from the commercial break as it shows a fuming Booker T storming through the backstage area, screaming for someone to tell him where Scott Steiner is, clearly very upset from Steiner costing him his US Championship against Mike Awesome, and STEALING his World Title belt. Booker T is frantic and starts pushing backstage officials against the wall, screaming “WHERE IS THAT PUNK ASS??!!” Scott Steiner’s voice echoes down the hall as Booker’s eyes grow wide and his attention is caught.

    Steiner from across the hall starts to cut a promo on Booker T that he was too scared to jump out of the ring and stop him from taking his world title belt back. Booker pushes the backstage official over and runs down the hallway towards Scott Steiner. Steiner screams at the top of his lungs towards Booker that this is his title and that it’s “coming back home to the poppa!” Booker T darts for Scott Steiner, but Steiner is already in his limousine, peeking his body through the sunroof.

    Booker hops on top of the limousine to get to Scott Steiner, but the limousine speeds off, throwing Booker T off the back of the limo. Steiner holds up the WCW World Heavyweight Championship in the air as the limo speeds off and he screams at Booker,

    “I’M THE REAL WORLDS CHAMPION, BITCH!!”

    The limo speeds out of sight as Booker T slowly struggles up to his feet, raging and looking towards the direction of the limo with a psychotic and crazed look on his face.





    The Stakes Are Raised

    Cameras pan back to inside the arena as commentary builds up how intense this has gotten between Booker T and Scott Steiner, and that Scott Steiner feels firmly that he should’ve never lost his title to Booker T on the last episode of Nitro.

    Ernest Miller quickly cuts Tenay off on commentary and puts his hand up to the headphone of his headset,


    “I’m getting word, okay…okay…yes…I’m getting word that The Dudley Boyz have finally arrived to the arena. Okay…okay…and The Natural Born Thrillaz are on their way ou…”


    The Natural Born Thrillaz music blasts the PA and the crowd jumps up to their feet in excitement, clearly taking in the signal the volatile nature of this situation between The Natural Born Thrillaz and The Dudley Boyz.
    The Natural Born Thrillaz storm out through the curtain with their WCW World Tag Team Championship belts around their waists, not wasting any time as they make their way down to the ring with wide eyes and a look of determination on their faces. O’Haire is the first one to grab a microphone in the ring as he keeps it short and sweet, telling The Dudley Boyz that he doesn’t want to waste any more time and that if The Dudleyz want a fight, they are gonna give them a fight, right here…right now!

    The crowd erupts into a unison of cheering as commentary begs and pleads with The Natural Born Thrillaz not to do this and that this is a bad idea for them, seeing as the destruction that The Dudley Boyz laid waste to last week at the end of WCW Saturday Night! After just a few moments,
    The Dudley Boyz come storming out through the curtain themselves much to the excitement of the crowd who are at fever pitch, ready for this to completely explode! The Dudley Boyz just like The Natural Born Thrillaz look completely fearless, just itching to get their hands on the WCW World Tag Team Champions once again! The Thrillaz unstrap their tag team title belts and lay them in the center of the ring, screaming for The Dudley Boyz to try and “disrespect these belts again!”

    As The Dudleyz reach the bottom of the ramp,
    Bubba Ray screams at The Thrillaz that they are here from the WWF to kick their asses and show the world who the most dominant team in the wrestling world is today! As soon as The Dudley Boyz get into the ring though, The Natural Born Thrillaz charge at them and the two teams immediately start to brawl all around the ring!!! Chaos breaks out completely as the crowd pops and the two teams exchange even stiffer shots to each other than last week! Mike Tenay on commentary screams and begs for security to get out here and break this up right now as the two teams are relentless in their attack.

    Security runs down to the ring in an attempt to break them up, but instead, the two teams take out security and then start brawling once again, getting the crowd even more hyped up than before! The brawl quickly takes a turn and the two teams fall out of the ring and to the outside at ringside, exchanging blow after blow after blow! The two teams brawl around ringside and up the ramp as all 8 members of security lie completely motionless in the center of the ring. O’Haire and Palumbo capitalize on their teamwork and manage to both hit DDT’s on Bubba and D’Von on the hard concrete of the stage! O’Haire and Palumbo struggle back up to their feet, trying to catch their breath as Tenay frantically screams on commentary,

    “Okay guys! The damage is done! Just let it go! You got your revenge! It’s over! Please just leave!”

    The Dudley Boyz slowly pull themselves up, but as soon as they get up to their feet, both Sean O’Haire and Chuck Palumbo come barreling at them, connecting with two devastating spears out of nowhere! The force of the two spears knocks all four of them off balance and flying through the air off the stage!!! The four men fly off the stage and crash down through the solid steel WCW set on the side of the stage!!!!!!!

    The crowd starts chanting “HOLY SHIT!!” as
    commentary sells the moment like these four men could possibly be dead!!

    Mike Tenay: “Good god, good god! These four men have tried to kill each other!! I just..I just…I just can’t believe what we have just seen! Folks if you are seeing the WCW credits on the bottom of your screen, do not worry, we will update you on WCW.com as soon as any information becomes available. I’m just..I can’t even fathom what just happened out here. This is unreal…”

    Cameras zoom in on all four of the men who are sprawled out completely knocked out and unconscious from the devastating fall as the medical team rushes over to them and cameras come to a close.





    © World Championship Wrestling Entertainment 2001. All Rights Reserved





    Quick Results

    Spoiler:

    Rob Van Dam no contest Buff Bagwell at 0:00, match never began
    Mike Awesome Wins The Battle Royal at 11:11 to Become the WCW United States Championship #1 Contender
    Jeff Jarrett def. Bam Bam Bigelow via pinfall at 8:44 to Keep His WCW Contract

    Madusa def. Major Gunns via pinfall at 5:09 to Remain the WCW Women's Champion
    Shane Helms def. Jamie Noble via pinfall at 12:40 to Remain the WCW Cruiserweight Champion
    Mike Awesome def. Booker T via pinfall at 13:22 to Become the WCW United States Champion








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    Re: World Championship Wrestling 2001: The "Other Brand"

    A quality WCW thread seems like a damn good idea to me, although as others have said, I’m a little disappointed that your ECW thread didn’t continue. Especially considering I think it’s pretty obvious that I’m quite a big fan of ECW in general. Anyway, new thread, I read the first show so here’s some feedback for the second one.

    A nice enough opening to the show. A lot of the time I feel the devil is in the detail and I appreciate that you go through the effort of giving us a really good recap of what occurred last week, and then sell the hell out of tonight’s show. Very well done. This recap alone showed how great last week’s show was in the sense that you’ve already got SO MUCH going on. A really sensational job, to be honest.

    Jesus, what a brilliant opening. Initially I was looking forward to reading Van Dam going over Buff Bagwell, but obviously this was way better. 2001 Scott Steiner is Steiner at his absolute promo/character peak. Wild, uncontrollable and you captured that perfectly here. From the initial brutal beat down of RVD which was awesome, to the promo with the ***** and racist comments throughout feeling like typical Steiner… And then the attack on Penzer just adds that much more to this. Honestly, an absolutely brilliant opening to the show. Probably the most exciting opening to a show I’ve read in a long time, fantastic work.

    I swear to you I’m not lying but when you mentioned Teddy Long was coming to WCW, and then you booked Skipper the way you did last week, I knew there was going to be some sort of partnership between the two… I just didn’t know it would begin to pan out so quickly. Either way, I enjoy the booking with this one, because I always thought Skipper was a bland character, but Teddy in this racist mould is gold. Good stuff.

    Sid Vicious promo was pretty good, having the right amount of violence in it and it hyped the Battle Royal for tonight’s show. All the incoherent yelling from Sid is very standard, however to further characterise, he usually yells and then randomly turns into a whisper. Besides that though, a solid enough promo.

    Honestly, I thought you did a damn good job with this Battle Royal. Everything that needed to be sold did. The early confrontation with Douglas and DDP, Sid’s domination, followed by his attack on AJ, as well as Awesome getting the win. Everything was written perfectly and it felt like it involved numerous angled, and that’s when these matches are at their best. Good job here yet again and I look forward to Awesome being the new champion by the end of the night.

    I figured this exactly what would happen with Awesome and Hennig after what occurred last week. I enjoyed the segment with Curt talking up Awesome, and Mike finally beginning to like what he was hearing. Awesome was always pretty average on the mic as well, so I think this is a terrific pairing. Another great decision early on in this thread.

    I’m enjoying the Jarrett hating on Flair at every potential opportunity angle. What this leads to, at this stage I’m not really sure, but I’m still enjoying it regardless. Jarrett’s pink slip being on the line makes for an interesting stipulation to tonight’s match with Bam Bam as well. A good interview here though except for the part where Jarrett said Flair has laid waste to every promotion he has been a part of. Not sure where that came from and it just seemed terribly false. Outside of that one line, another good promo here though.

    You really gave this Jarrett/Bam Bam match a big time feel and the write up was damn good to. The ref bump, the near falls, the guitar shot at the end was all pretty much booked to perfection. I look forward to seeing what comes next with this Jarrett/Flair saga. Good match here.

    LOL. I miss the Nitro Girls. Props to keeping them in your thread.

    Kaz Hyashi and Sonny Onoo promo was written very well. Came across quite scathing which I’m sure is what you wanted and I’m a fan of the open challenge. I marked out for them calling the Nitro Girls sluts as well, just thought it added something of an oh my god moment to the promo. I also marked out for Syxx Pac answering the challenge after Hall and Nash’s Kliq comments last week.

    Kaz having the early intensity made sense after that promo. Pac showed great resilience to stay in it, and you mentioned a few times how Kaz was the younger man, so I liked the overzealous high risk getting Pac back into the match. I thought it was good psychology in terms of youth versus experience. Outside of that, the rest of the match went along well, and this just turns out to be a solid victory for Pac in his return to WCW. He needed the win on his first night back so a smart booking decision. It would be nice to get a list of who all the free agents are, because I don’t really understand how Pac was one though???

    Kaz is a moron for attempting to break up that Kliq reunion by himself. The Kliq being back together is awesome, however now that they are formed, I can’t wait to see what they get up to. Good stuff.

    I really enjoyed Jarrett being an asshole to Flair’s face here. Mainly just because of the line about David Flair, obviously bringing up the kids will add even more of a personal touch to this vendetta. Flair wanting to hit Jarrett but restraining himself because he’s an authority figure is a nice touch as well. Really enjoying the way this one is developing, great segment here.

    Madusa was always going to go over Major Gunns, who can’t wrestle for shit. A solid enough defence for Madusa though.

    The real story is the aftermath with Daffney beating the crap out of Gunns after Madusa had left. I was a little surprised to not see Madusa reappear but it’s no big deal. The biggest thing to take out of this is that Daffney is coming for Madusa, good stuff. You don’t really have a lot of women wrestler’s at your disposal right now, so this basically has to be your money feud. I look forward to seeing how you try and build your women’s division though.

    Helms/Noble were always going to put on a damn fine Cruiserweight Championship match. As I’m a big fan of Noble, I was quite happy to see him do okay, but realistically given their current standings in the company, Helms was always winning this one. A good match either way.

    The sign of respect with the handshake afterwards was nice, really putting this match over as a classic. If this match was that great, it’s a shame it didn’t get the same attention in terms of write up that the Jarrett/Bigelow one got.

    Teddy Long’s promo about black wrestler history in WCW was awesome. From the Ron Simmons reference to digs at Dusty, just a brilliant promo. Flair coming out before things go overboard makes sense, and Helms continues to put himself over as the fighting champion. Big time triple threat match next week should be awesome. Only thing I didn’t like was Flair yelling “AND THAT’S FINAL”, it just felt like a rip off because that was Mick Foley’s catchphrase as commissioner of the WWF.

    The Natural Born Thrillaz aren’t happy. It makes sense after what occurred last week, I’m looking forward to seeing if we get another interaction with The Dudleyz tonight. Solid enough stuff here.

    As expected, Mike Awesome is the new US Champion. Firstly, an awesome night for him really, no pun intended. He wins the Battle Royal, hooks up with Hennig, and then wins the US Championship. Career defining stuff. Booker loses thanks to Steiner so he doesn’t really lose face, but more importantly, he couldn’t continue to hold both belts. I thought the booking of this was great, and the ending with Steiner taking the belt leaves me interested for Booker’s mood next week as well.

    I enjoyed the light hearted side of The Filthy Animals party and Meysterio getting given some girls to make up for losing. Great. Even Kronik interrupting and just being disgusted with the way the Animals are acting makes sense. From here, I thought the segment took a dip in quality and from a booking standpoint was just wrong. Sure, the brawl would have been entertaining as hell with all the makeshift weapons and all, but look at the size of Konnan and Kidman compared to Kronik? Huge difference. Surely in their first brawl, the bigger, stronger heels Kronik get the advantage, leaving Kidman and Konnan to want revenge. Again, just thought this wasn’t booked correctly.

    Enjoyed the celebratory segment from Awesome and Hennig, further solidifying their partnership. Good stuff.

    Awesome, exciting segment with Steiner and Booker here. “I’m the real World Champion, bitch” is just a line that oozes brilliance as well. Really good stuff here, continuing to build heat to a red hot feud.

    The final brawl between NBT and The Dudleyz was fun. Initially, I thought Booker and Steiner segment should have ended the show, but after reading all of this, this had to be the ending. The brawl and NBT getting on top this time makes sense, and wow, throwing them off the stage week two into their feud is huge. Didn’t necessarily expect that big of an impact so soon, but boy did business just pick up. An exciting as hell ending to the show.

    Book ended with a sensational opening and ending, this show was great. Initially I complained a little about ECW thread ending, but I already think this is the best show I’ve read from you. You’ve got so many different angles that are happening already, and all of them are interesting enough. Props for establishing this as your own product so quickly, keep up the terrific work. I look forward to reading more.






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    Starting from the beginning.

    First off i am super disappointed you got rid of Dustin Rhodes, Jindrak, Rick Steiner but i do like that you brought in Raven, RVD & the Dudleyz.

    Good opener with Shane establishing a few things. Showing off the person he really is.

    Awesome cruiserweight open. Love that you have Skipper and damn sad he is the one who took the fall. That guy is crazy exciting and should become a big time cruiserweight focus in your near future

    Van Dam vs Storm was great. Would love to see these guys continue to feud going forward.

    Really capturing Steiners egotistal/crazy personality well with these small segments.

    Yes! Skipper still getting focus. Glad to see this.

    Great exchange between Booker & Steiner. Thats going to be an awesome feud to watch unfold in your upcoming shows. Well written.

    Good little promo from Hall and Nash. Cant wait to see these guys get into some action though.

    Filthy Animals!!! All i gotta say!

    Another well written match. You are establishing Mike Awesome as a force. Hopefully from here AJ can rebound and rock it in your cruiser division.

    Good win for DDP and nice move establishing a feud for him. Good promo work by Shane Douglas here.

    Excellent exchange between McMahon, Flair & Jarrett. And a nice recap/promo to show us whats in store next week.

    Good work with the women. Hope this isnt the last of these two.

    Great ending to your show. A well written match making both teams look good in the process. Then that attack. Excited for what the future holds in your tag division.

    A very well written show. Excellent work here establishing people and some future feuds. Im excited to keep reading and I will have a review for your next show up real soon.

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    This is already freaking great! I've always enjoyed your work and your bookers are always appealing to the eyes. You picked a really good time period to start with that could have been booked so differently. I am really enjoying where you are going so far. Looking forward to see how far you push some guys on your roster like Mike Awesome. And it is incredible to see The Dudleys or a McMahon in WCW but its awesome. You've done a great job with character developments. I want to see how Shane does in WCW, the WCW guys have to be against the McMahons, right :p I will be reading! I will do a full show review for you soon!




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    Week 2!!


    Just when you think Van Dam is coming, Steiner arrives!! Brutal attack, followed by a great promo. Loving what you are doing with Steiner.

    Skipper still bitching about the referee, glad to see it will play into your future plans for him.

    Great battle royal. I did one of these in my BTB recently and hated how it turned out, glad you did it a lot better than I did haha.

    Big win for Awesome, definitely thought Mysterio had it, or even Sid after the pre match promo.

    Very intrigued by the Awesome / Perfect team up.

    Jarrett was never going to lose, he has too much potential for you to let him go. Very interested in where you are going to take him in the future.

    Kaz issues an open challenge and it backfires! Hilarious. Glad Pac got the win.

    Outsiders appearance!!!

    I'm fully on board for Jarrett Flair Flair is one of my all time favorites, and I am very excited to see what you do with the rivalry.

    Helms picks up the win, that's what I was expecting. No issues.

    Triple threat next week!?! Helms is one hell of a fighting champion.

    Steiner screwed Booker!!! No clue how I didn't see that coming. Bravo sir.

    Haha classic heel move stealing the championship. Good stuff.

    Final segment between Natural Born Thrillaz and The Dudleys was perfect. Everything you want to end a show, action packed and leaves you wanting more.

    Another fantastic show. Love the work with Steiner, and you have lots of intriguing storylines going on and I can't wait for more!!


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    World Championship Wrestling 2001: The "Other Brand"
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    WCW Saturday Night
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    Saturday June 9, 2001


    Just when things seemed to be at their peak following the debut edition of WCW Saturday Night, the follow up episode did not disappoint in excitement and controversy. The Natural Born Thrillaz were ready to collect their revenge after the blatant cheapshots from the WWF's own Dudley Boyz two weeks ago. After the first edition of Saturday Night, many believed that The Natural Born Thrillaz might be just a couple of big fish in a small pond, but this past Saturday night they showed the world that they are just as formidable as the former WWF World Tag Team Champions. If The Dudley Boyz raised the bar with their attack a couple weeks ago, the WCW World Tag Team Champions, The Natural Born Thrillaz shattered that glass ceiling and elevated it higher than any other tag team in professional wrestling today. Even though the Natural Born Thrillaz took the brunt of the fall off the stage with their devastating spears, the Thrillaz still managed to send a message to the Dudley Boyz that WCW and it's tag team division are alive and well with the Natural Born Thrillaz as the tag team champions! After the devastating fall off the stage, all four men were stretchered out of the building and transported to the local hospital in Orlando. Even though the Natural Born Thrillaz sustained multiple injuries after the crash, they are still scheduled to make a statement this Saturday night only on WCW Saturday Night! It is still unknown what their medical condition is at this point, or The Dudley Boyz' condition for that matter, but those close to the Thrillaz are saying that they are ready to drop a bombshell on World Championship Wrestling this Saturday Night, and with the shots that have already been fired...who knows what else will culminate into this bloody and fiery feud between the Dudley Boyz!

    Also, the now FORMER WCW United States Champion Booker T was robbed of his US Championship belt by Mike Awesome, with a little help from "Big Poppa Pump" Scott Steiner. But Scott Steiner not only was able to strip Booker T of his US Championship during his title defense, but Steiner was also able to "take back the belt" that he claims he never lost in a grand theft of some sorts. With Steiner now physically holding the WCW World Heavyweight Championship belt, the current champion Booker T has reportedly been stirring all week and will be ready for a fight this Saturday night to get his hands back on his belt, but more importantly than that, get his hands back on Scott Steiner. Steiner is showing no signs of willingly relinquishing the WCW World Heavyweight Championship belt back over to Booker T, but with the animosity between these two and a rabid and raging Booker T on the hunt, this may be the end of the road for The Genetic Freak, Scott Steiner! Has Scott Steiner finally sent the four time WCW World Heavyweight Champion over the edge? Or is Big Poppa Pump going to back up every single word that he has said since losing the belt back in March?!

    Also scheduled for WCW Saturday Night on FX; the dust has settled and the match has officially been made with a stipulation that is anticipated to the rock the foundation of World Championship Wrestling. Diamond Dallas Page will be teaming up with his wife Kimberly Page in the main event of WCW Saturday Night to take on "The Franchise" Shane Douglas and Francine with the kicker being that if Douglas and Francine walk out of Orlando this Saturday night as the victors, then the once promising and successful career of Diamond Dallas Page will be no more...or at least no more for a year. That's right ladies and gentlemen, Diamond Dallas Page has agreed to put his career on the line in a tag team match of epic proportions against his bitter rival Shane Douglas. If Shane Douglas and Francine are victorious, the former WCW World Champion Diamond Dallas Page is officially suspended from World Championship Wrestling for one year without pay! This situation has seemingly played into the hands of The Franchise and Francine considering that Diamond Dallas Page seemingly has nothing to gain, and only everything to lose! But for Diamond Dallas Page the risk is worth it, if he has his chance to finally get his hands on his most hated adversary, Shane Douglas. Has DDP fallen into a trap that is impossible to climb out of from the Franchise? Or will he finally get his chance to rise above Shane Douglas and show him exactly why they call him "The Master of the Diamond Cutter"?? Is it finally time for The Franchise to FEEEEEEL THEEEE BANGGGG?


    Expect to see all your premier WCW superstars this Saturday night; Booker T, Scott Steiner, Diamond Dallas Page, Madusa, and more! Tune in, 8PM EST/7pm CST, ONLY ON FX!

    SCHEDULED FOR WCW SATURDAY NIGHT
    Filthy Animals star and former WCW Cruiserweight Champion, Billy Kidman will be in singles action against one half of the monstrous KroniK, "The Myth" Bryan Clark!

    "Sugar" Shane Helms is scheduled to place his WCW Cruiserweight Championship on the line against both Jamie Noble and "Primetime" Elix Skipper in a Triple Threat Match!

    WCW Women's Champion and "The Face of WCW Women's Wrestling" Madusa will be defending her WCW Women's Championship against the debuting icon of GLOW, Malice!

    Diamond Dallas Page's Career in WCW will be on the line when he teams up with his wife Kimberly Page to take on "The Franchise" Shane Douglas and "The Queen of Extreme" Francine in tag team action! If Douglas and Francine Walk Away Victorious, Diamond Dallas Page is Suspended from WCW for ONE FULL YEAR WITHOUT PAY!




    OOC: Sorry for being a little dormant on the section guys. School has just been kicking my ass the past couple months, but I am ready to get back in the swing of things and start posting here more regularly...starting with the next edition of WCW Saturday Night and some long awaited reviews from myself! Thanks for reading!


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