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    Nice opening promo from Nash to build up what is going on with the NWO. I like that you have Nash as being over confident with Booker bc honestly he shouldn’t be seen as a huge threat at this point. I do look forward to seeing what you have planned to move this feud forward. However, I do think it is just a small feud to kinda test the water with Booker.

    Nice simple way to have a champion lose to what I assume will be the number 1 contender…I also am curious whats going on with the Heenan Family…im sure you have something planned or you wouldn’t of pulled Bobby from the booth.

    Bagwell begging to get back into the NWO is just fine for me…im wondering if you go with him getting back in or his “impressive thing” backfires and ends up costing the NWO which leads to him being an enemy of the Order.

    Small little get the fans back on my side promo from The Giant. He should be able to take care of Meng and I wonder who will be the sacrificial lamb next week from the NWO.

    Nice promo to kinda reset the cruiserweight division…I think this leads to a Triangle match, which has the potential to be fun…I still would love to see the story of Rey fighting and clawing to get the CW title and then Kidman comes back and wants it handed to him as a heel…that could be fun to read.

    Giant winning was never in doubt…I like that you didn’t have anything from the NWO come down…sometimes it can be difficult to not overbook things so good restraint here.

    Nice promo explanation from Stevie Richards…I remember when you brought him in that you said it wasn’t for a long time so I expect this match to take place probably at uncensored…I still love the Raven/Kanyon feud.

    Main event time and this is a big one. Double countout and im ok with this bc this match was more about the continuing of the feuds between douglas/flair and hart/page…I like that you are doing feuds outside of the NWO.

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    Y2K

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    Expect the unexpected is a key term in the world of professional wrestling and last week that phrase was uttered repeatedly. The landscape of World Championship Wrestling has been changed forever with Kevin Nash holding the ultimate power position as both nWo World Heavyweight Champion and WCW President. It’s ironic that the man with the most control is surrounded by a situation that is so uncontrollable. At Super Brawl IX Booker T defeated Bret to become the number one contender to the World Championship. We all thought that was the match for Uncensored however last week Goldberg, the former champion, stepped up to the plate and demanded his rematch that he never got after losing the title at Starrcade. Nash has revealed that Goldberg will be forced to face a member of the New World Order at Starrcade, the match with Booker T moving ahead, and if Goldberg wins he will face the winner in the near future. Who will Goldberg be forced to face at Uncensored and how will Booker T react to the continued disrespect he has received from the World Champion?

    Chris Jericho has been a constant thorn in the side of the New World Order and his position as enemy number one only intensified at Super Brawl IX when he claimed the WCW United States Heavyweight Title as his own. Under the orders of Kevin Nash, we will see Chris Jericho defend his title against Scott Steiner tonight on Nitro. After a vicious assault last week by the former champion – Scott Hall – Jericho must overcome stacked odds once again. Can Jericho survive the minefield constructed by the nWo and make it to Uncensored against Hall or will the new champion stumble at his first hurdle?

    Bold claims can often comeback to bite you on the back side. Well, on Thunder it was WCW Cruiserweight Champion Dean Malenko who made the claim that he could defeat both The Artist and Rey Mysterio Jr. at the same time. While he will not have to do that he will be forced to face one of the two men he so proudly gloated about as lesser athletes. This week on Nitro, The Artist and Rey Mysterio Jr. collide in a number one contenders match with the winner facing Dean Malenko for the WCW Cruiserweight Title at Uncensored. Mysterio Jr. is seeking to avenge his loss to Malenko during the Cruiserweight Tournament Final and The Artist seeks his own redemption having fell to Mysterio Jr. during the semi-finals of the same tournament. One will step up and challenge Dean Malenko – who will it be?

    Kanyon and Raven have been one of the most interesting aspects of World Championship Wrestling since they became WCW World Tag Team Champions back at Starrcade late last year. There relationship has been one that many fans have struggled to see play out. Kanyon’s constant insults of Raven, putting him down verbally and recently getting physical with strikes and shoves. Last week it reached a boiling point when Kanyon attacked Raven, the latter refusing to fight back, and looked to hit the Flatliner. Unexpectedly, Stevie Richards would arrive in WCW – protecting his long-time friend and force Kanyon into retreat. Over the past week it has been made clear that Richards will not stand in the shadows and watch Raven be treated this way anymore. Both Kanyon and Richards are in the arena – what will happen when these two meet face to face?

    They lost at Super Brawl IX and now cannot challenge for the WCW World Tag Team Titles so long as Kanyon and Raven hold them. Kenny Kaos and Rick Steiner are a team without a goal to achieve and are stuck in limbo. We’ve seen growing frustration shared between the two men and that was on show following their recent loss at the PPV when Steiner walked away from Kaos. In an attempt to rebuild their friendship these two men will work together against Norman Smiley and Hugh Morris in a tag team match this week on Nitro. Are we about to see these former champions crumble or will they come out of this turmoil more united than ever before?


    Confirmed Matches:

    WCW United States Heavyweight Title:
    Chris Jericho (c) vs. Scott Steiner

    WCW Cruiserweight Contendership:
    Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. The Artist

    Kenny Kaos & Rick Steiner vs. Norman Smiley & Hugh Morris

    Ric Flair will compete in-ring for his hometown crowd

    Kevin Nash will reveal Goldberg's opponent for Uncensored

    Booker T, Shane Douglas, Scott Hall, Bret Hart and Curt Hennig are all confirmed for Nitro





    FYI, this is one of my favourite editions of Nitro that I've produced in this thread.

    Uncensored is over half finished. I start Law School this week so expect this thread is slow right down. I'll write when I can but I doubt it'll be near the volume that was available in the early going.
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    The fact that you're so excited for this edition of Nitro makes me even more excited for it. Some of the stuff you've already produced here is sensational and now apparently this is even better.

    Jericho/Steiner and Mysterio/Artist should be a world of fun although I expect both to be littered with interference. Rick Steiner is totally going to turn on Kaos tonight as well.

    I'm hoping that Nash chooses somebody so pro WCW to face Goldberg just to be a dick. Either way, looking forward to this one. As always, I'll be reading.









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    nWo Nitro | March 1, 1999 | Chapel Hill, North Carolina

    "Y2K"


    The beginning of a television program is usually one of excitement but ever since the New World Order have taken control of the entire company each day brings with it a sense of dread. As promised on Thunder, Kevin Nash makes his way out to the ring to further address the challenge made by Goldberg last week on Nitro. The reigning nWo World Heavyweight Champion is hounded by jeers from the crowd. His rise to championship status, the underhanded tactics of the nWo and militaristic takeover of Nitro last week making Kevin Nash the most hated man in professional wrestling. Nash has no backup with him, showing his own arrogance now that he has all the power, and begins by addressing the actions of Booker T on Thunder. Simply put, Booker T was offended by the notion that Kevin Nash does not view him as a threat. Nash chuckles, reminding everyone that Booker T has never held the title which is strapped around the President’s waist. Booker T has been tied to the hip with his brother, he is nothing more than a tag team specialist, a man who needs to remember where his place in this company is! That’s the difference between Nash and Booker T – the latter needs wrestling to survive. Kevin Nash proclaims that he isn’t a wrestler, he is a businessman and that makes him smarter than the rest of the boys in the back. They all have an expiration date just like Booker T but Nash will go on forever because this business doesn’t define him! He doesn’t need wrestling – he could walk away and be a millionaire “just like that!” However, Booker T wouldn’t survive without this business. He’d be in jail, he’d be on the street and that makes him a puppet! A fool who has his entire life dependent on a business – on promoters – on the idiots in the crowd!

    Stepping out onto the stage and making his way down to the ring – Booker T confronts Kevin Nash with a look of determination on his face. With chants in support, Booker T tells Nash to cut the crap when he is standing in this ring. Booker T saw the look of fear in Nash’s eyes last Thursday when he was flat on his back after the Axe Kick. He saw fear in his eyes when Nash attempted to make a deal with Bret Hart at Super Brawl. The thing is that Kevin Nash never wanted this to happen, he never wanted Booker T to get a chance at the World Title and that’s the way things have been Booker’s entire life. People never want to give him a shot because if they do he knocks it out of the park every single time! Booker T gets right in Nash’s face and tells him that in two weeks – when he gets the chance of a lifetime – he will knock it out of the park again and reclaim the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. Before Nash can say a word, Goldberg makes his way out to the ring and receives a standing ovation. It’s a tense situation right now, all three men in the ring sharing the same goal – to be World Champion. Goldberg grabs a microphone and states his intentions; “I heard what you said on Thunder. You want me to earn it? Fine. Name your man and I’ll run through them just like I’m going to run through you and take back MY World Championship!”

    Booker T steps up again, showing he truly belongs here, and tells Goldberg that Nash won’t be the one holding the World Title by the time Goldberg gets his shot. Just like last week Goldberg no sells Booker’s statements and keeps his eyes on Nash. The WCW President ponders the request, looking slightly concerned, until he finally agrees that if Goldberg can win a match at Uncensored he will be deemed the number one contender once again. The opponent will be a member of the nWo – Nash appears to have someone in mind when Hollywood Hogan steps out onto the stage. He doesn’t come down to the ring, appearing on stage with his nephew – Horace Hogan – and there the Hulkster cuts Nash off from naming anyone else but Hogan. Nash is flustered, shaking his head and trying to get a word in but Hogan rants that Goldberg got lucky the first time they fought – and this will be the chance Hogan needs to prove that he is still the biggest name in all of professional wrestling. Without consultation, Hogan accepts the spot as the nWo representative who will face Goldberg at Uncensored. Goldberg seems confident, he tosses the microphone to the floor. Nash looks like he is about to blow a gasket at what Hollywood Hogan just did. He completely stole the spotlight, coming out and accepting the spot before Nash or any member of the nWo had a chance to discuss their possible options. Goldberg goes to leave, bumping past Booker T, only to be yanked back and glared at by the Houston native! The crowd erupts, Booker T refusing to be pushed around like he doesn't belong and he did it in front of Kevin Nash. He spoke of fear earlier and now it is etched on the face of the World Champion. This is Booker’s moment and he will not be dismissed by anyone. Booker T exits the ring and makes his way up the ramp, Goldberg stood still as he watches Booker exit, while Nash begins to realize that he is in for a hell of a fight at Uncensored against a man with nothing to lose and everything to gain.


    ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL **


    The opening bout after an explosive confrontation to open the show is Chris Jericho up against nWo member, Scott Steiner. First out of the gate is Chris Jericho, set to defend the WCW United States Championship here tonight. Jericho steps out onto the stage and spreads his arms out, doing a little spin and shouting to the crowd for support. While making his way to the ring, Jericho interacts with some of the fans at ringside and draws the ire of Eric Bischoff on commentary. Far from supportive, Bischoff is very confident that the New World Order are about to regain the title they lost at Super Brawl IX – believing once and for all that Jericho will be eradicated. Out next is Scott Steiner, followed by Randy Savage, typical nWo seeking the numbers advantage. Fans don’t take kindly to Jericho being outnumbered, the man himself shrugs it out and continues to prepare inside the ring. Schiavone praises Jericho’s never say die attitude while Bischoff calls him a complete fool for even thinking he can stand up against the nWo.

    Match One
    WCW United States Heavyweight Championship
    Chris Jericho vs. Scott Steiner
    A strong opening match this week with Jericho having to overcome two men seeking to strip him of the title. The match nearly ends quickly after Jericho executes a sunset flip and rolls Steiner up into a pinning combination however Big Poppa Pump gets his shoulder up at the last second. Steiner would take control of the match through his power advantage, catching Jericho springboard off the ropes and slamming him to the canvas. Working the lower back to lead into the Steiner Recliner, the challenger would keep Jericho ground and apply a vicious looking bearhug that sucked the air out of Jericho’s lungs. Fans would rally towards Jericho – feeding him the energy he needed to begin a comeback. Fighting out of the bearhug, Jericho would head into the finish – Savage attempted to get involved but Jericho who knock him down to the floor. From behind, Steiner grabbed Jericho for an overhead suplex but Jericho flips and lands on his feet! Running bulldog by Jericho, followed by a Lionsault gives Jericho the clean victory and sends the crowd into a frenzy.
    Winner:
    Chris Jericho @ 08:13

    Post-match, Jericho hurries from ringside along with the title belt. Savage is livid as he enters the ring, stomping around the place and shoving the referee for having the nerve to count to three. Steiner is just as mad, hitting the referee with a stiff clothesline and throwing him to the outside of the ring. Schiavone calls that disgraceful, it’s absolutely sickening to see the nWo treating people like garbage but right now they have control. Jericho continues his way up the ramp, securing his spot against Scott Hall in two weeks, and once again sticking it to the New World Order.



    Nitro moves backstage to an empty stairwell, Shane Douglas and Francine are standing alone in the dimly lit area of the arena – the crowd drenching them with heat being that this is North Carolina otherwise known as Flair country. Douglas plays right into the fact that he is probably the most wanted man in this part of the world. A smug look on his face, the Franchise makes mention of the scene around him tonight – it’s very reminiscent of his past home. A place where he ruled the roost as a God just like Ric Flair ruled the world of professional wrestling in North Carolina. The difference? One of them has accepted it was in the past. “I did what I did in that little pond for as long as I had to before I could demand what I deserved. The money, the fame, the fortune and the titles! All of it will be mine now. I have put to bed my past and I look to the future of this business. That’s what I do – not the Nature Boy.” Douglas continues his rant, Flair will milk his legacy for pennies on the dollar these days. He will ruin what was once a legendary career fighting the likes of Harley Race and Ricky ‘the Dragon’ Steamboat and will turn himself into a joke fighting Eric Bischoff at Starrcade or turning himself into a comedic fraud like he was in the Dungeon of Doom. Even worse, he’ll sell his name to be in Baywatch! Last week, Ric Flair said Douglas was a bitter fan. Maybe once, maybe at one-point Douglas was a fan, perhaps he even idolized what Ric Flair was but now he can’t look at the Nature Boy without thinking of disappointment. To look upon the face of a man who has taken from this business time and time again. Stripped it raw, left it bare and done so without hesitation. The Franchise is getting angry just mentioning Ric Flair – he says that looking up at him last week just made him hate the man even more. He was smug, arrogant, entitled, well the history lessons are over. The Horsemen are dead! The limousines have been cancelled, the jets have been grounded and in two weeks – live on pay-per-view – the Franchise is going to make his WCW debut and, on that night, he will defeat Ric Flair.



    Earlier in the night, Kanyon arrived at the arena without his tag team partner. On commentary, Schiavone reminds us of the incident that took place last week. We see a replay of Kanyon getting angry with Raven and beating on him for raising a hand to Kanyon at Super Brawl. From the crowd, Stevie Richards got involved – a long-time friend of Raven’s from his past. It was on Thunder that Stevie Richards made a challenge to Kanyon that they should have a match under extreme rules to settle this situation. Tonight, we will see both men inside the arena and we will find out if Kanyon is willing to accept a match against Richards under extreme rules. In the footage of his arrival, Kanyon does not look like his playful self – far more reserved and he even tells the cameraman to get lost rather than sucking up the camera time like he would do on every other occasion.


    ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL **

    It’s a big match up when Nitro returns from the break as we will decide the challenger for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship at Uncensored in two weeks. The first possibility is Rey Mysterio Jr. – the man who came up short in the final of the tournament back at Super Brawl. Fan support is still very passionate for the luchador, receiving a heavy ovation and Rey embraces the fans on his way down to the ring. Schiavone praises the connection shared between Rey and the fans; Bischoff scoffs and calls it pandering. The second possibility is the ever flamboyant one, The Artist. Accompanied to the ring by his muscle – Meng – The Artist surveys the arena as a large pyrotechnics display descends from the ceiling behind him (think Randy Orton in 2006 with the wall of golden pyro). The history behind this match is touched upon, The Artist losing to Rey in the tournament a few weeks back and now this is his chance for redemption. Before the bell sounds, The Artist throws off his robe and jumps Rey from behind!

    Match Two
    *Winner Gets a WCW Cruiserweight Title Shot at Uncensored*
    Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. The Artist (w/Meng)
    That last part doesn’t apply for long actually as the referee catches Meng swiping at the foot of Rey early on in the match. To a roar from the crowd, the referee tosses Meng from ringside and evens this contest up as a singles match. The Artist is in a state of outrage, this has never happened to him before, his chance to return from exile is being threatened. Overcome with anger, The Artist loses focus and allows Mysterio Jr. to take control of the match. It’s very fast paced with both men going all over the squared circle. Mysterio Jr. sells the knee a little, throwing back to the match with Malenko and how it was a main target. The Artist rakes the eyes towards the end of the match, gaining control and attempts a superplex which is countered into an arm drag from the top rope in a spectacular spot. There was no doubt this match had gotten the fans attention, both men putting on a fine performance when Dean Malenko and Fit Finlay stormed the ring to assault both men.
    Winner:
    Draw @ 07:12

    Forced to throw this match out and rule it a draw, the referee dives to the outside to avoid any possible physicality from Malenko and Finlay. It’s a wild scene in the ring as the Ice Man clobbers Mysterio Jr. with hard forearms to the face and tosses him into the corner of the ring, delivering stomps in the corner. Across the ring, Fit Finlay grinds his knuckles across the face of The Artist, ripping flesh from the cheeks of the Creative One. It’s an old school beatdown in the ring, Malenko seeking to destroy two challengers and two potential threats to the title he has dreamt of holding for so long. After both men are satisfied with their assault, Malenko and Finlay exit the ring and make their way up the ramp.

    They think they’re done for the night until Arn Anderson appears on the big screen. He informs both men that what they just did was completely unacceptable. Like it or not, he still has power in World Championship Wrestling and as WCW Commissioner he is going to enforce some of it right now! We were supposed to find one challenger for Malenko’s title defence at Uncensored – however, due to the nature of the interference it has become clear that Dean Malenko wishes to test his theory from Thunder. Eyes go wide for Malenko as he grips the WCW Cruiserweight Title close to himself and shakes his head, repeating the word ‘no’ multiple times. Because of what has occurred here tonight, Dean Malenko will defend the WCW Cruiserweight Championship at Uncensored in a Triple Threat Match against both Rey Mysterio Jr. and The Artist! Fit Finlay curses at the screen, shouting that Anderson can’t do something so stupid. Malenko doesn’t know how to react, he made the comment he could beat them both at the same time on Thunder and now will be forced into proving it. They rush backstage, possibly heading for the exit to avoid creating things worse for themselves, meanwhile Mysterio Jr. and The Artist are staring across the ring at each other – knowing they will both challenge for the gold in under two weeks.



    A quick recap spot for the announcers with Bischoff giving Schiavone a hard time about his commentary since Mike Tenay was kicked off the team. In a mocking fashion, Easy-E gives us a fake update on the career path of Mike Tenay, informing the audience that Tenay is now working at your local McDonald’s and is progressing well towards the fries! Suddenly, the camera shifts to the rafters where Sting is spotted hiding in the shadows with his black baseball bat and attire. Bischoff’s voice cracks with the sudden camera change, calling for security to apprehend that madman before somebody – mainly himself – gets hurt. With pride in his voice, Schiavone shouts they’ll never make it up they’re before Sting escapes!



    The current WCW United States Heavyweight Champion staggers through the halls backstage following his hard-hitting match with Scott Steiner earlier in the night. The fans shower Chris Jericho with cheers but the reception backstage is far different, especially from the man he meets at the door to the trainer’s room. It’s the nWo World Heavyweight Champion and WCW President, Kevin Nash – who delivers a slow clap to mock Jericho’s accomplishment tonight. Never one to let a slight go unanswered, Jericho pushes his title belt forward on his shoulder and taps the side plate. He remarks that Nash will have to try better next time if he wants to see the title stripped from Jericho anytime soon. That draws a laugh from Nash, he agrees and says that it is clear that Chris Jericho is more than your average wrestler. Jericho has to chime in; running through his various successes against the New World Order and calling it anything but average. Nash responds, telling Jericho that he is something special, someone to be remembered and a true main event guy. It’s that last part which brings Nash focuses on – Jericho is a main event guy but was in the opening match of the night. That simply will not do! Jericho puts the puzzle together a second too late as Nash taps the title belt hanging over Jericho’s shoulder, informing him that his night is not over! Chris Jericho will wrestle again in the main event of Nitro with the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship on the line. It’s a mixed reaction from the crowd, on one hand they’re excited for another title match but they don’t want to see Jericho lose either. Being a fighting champion, Jericho straightens up, he says bring it on before asking who his opponent will be. With a sly smile on his face and taking a moment to enjoy the moment, Nash reveals that it will be himself! That’s right, the main event of Nitro will be Jericho vs. Nash for the United States Title. Walking away with a huge smirk on his face, Nash calls back to Jericho to shine the title up for him before the end of the night as we cut to a commercial break – Jericho left standing pondering how the hell he can escape with the title now.


    ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL **


    When Nitro returns from the break, Kanyon is standing in the middle of the ring with his half of the WCW World Tag Team Titles around his waist. Kanyon calls for a spotlight, the arena goes dark and a spotlight shines down upon him. Addressing the chants of ‘Raven’ throughout the arena, Kanyon tells the crowd that they can chant as loud as they like but it will not make a difference because Raven is not here. That’s because Raven has been told to stay home by Kanyon and Raven will do as he is told like a good dog! That’s what this team is when it all boils down to it, according to Kanyon. Raven is a dog from a shelter, alone and afraid, he came to World Championship Wrestling seeking refuge after being in that dumpster fire down in Philadelphia. And like a dog, Raven had to be taught when to speak, when to act and when to shut his mouth and know his place. That has become less clear in recent weeks; Kanyon reminds folks of Raven raising his hand to his partner at Super Brawl. Speaking over the boos, Kanyon points to himself and takes credit for dragging Raven from the pits of depression all the way to being one half of the tag team champions. It was all Kanyon, he put that dead weight on his back and repeatedly beat the best teams thrown their way. Had it not been for Kanyon they would’ve lost at Super Brawl, it was Kanyon who scored the pinfall, it was Kanyon who got the victory at Souled Out – Kanyon is this team! He is the leader, he is the one who deserves all the credit and the constant chants for Raven make him sick!

    Having heard enough of this egotistical tirade, Stevie Richards strides out to the ring to a solid cheer from the audience! In jeans and a t-shirt, Richards enters the ring, grabbing a microphone on his way in and gets right in the face of Kanyon. It’s a simple yes or no, that’s all Richards wants after issuing a challenge to an Extreme Rules match on Thunder. Kanyon tries to change the subject, poking Richards in the chest and asking who the hell does Stevie think he is to come into this company like he owns the place. That’s not going to work; Richards slaps the mic from Kanyon’s hand and raises his voice. “I want a yes or no! You’ve come out to this ring and treated Raven like crap for months. You will not touch him again! I promise you, I’ll rip your eyes out of your head before you ever raise a hand to him, Kanyon. Now, is it a yes or a no? Are you a coward or will you show the world you’ve got some balls and fight me under Extreme Rules?” The building is chanting ‘Yes’ begging for Kanyon to finally meet his maker and pay for all the horrible things he has said and done to Raven. The champion thinks it over, he says no and quickly darts for the ropes but Richards cuts him off.

    An irate Richards unloads on Kanyon verbally, calling him a weasel for not having the guts to stand against him. It’s almost funny, Kanyon calls Raven the weak one but it’s Kanyon who is running scared without Raven by his side! Kanyon reminds Stevie that Raven left him, he had no allegiance to Stevie when he up and walked out on him. Why come a save him now? Richards grabs Kanyon around the collar; “Because that’s what friends do!” Letting go, having failed to get what he wanted, Richards turns his back and heads for the ring apron. At the last second, Kanyon jumps him and begins hammering away with punches. It’s a total blindside, Kanyon slings Richards into the ropes and nails him with a superkick! With a handful of hair, Kanyon slowly pulls Stevie back to his knees, now holding a microphone and pushes it against his face. “Huh! Wake up, Stevie. Listen good, you don’t get to come into my world and make demands of me. You got that? I don’t take orders from Raven and I’m certainly not taking them from his bitch! You want me in an Extreme Rules match? You got it! I’ll see you on Thunder… and I hope Raven will be watching because I want him to see what happens when you disrespect – ME!” Lifting Richards onto his feet, Kanyon nails the Flatliner in the middle of the ring and poses with his half of the WCW World Tag Team Titles over Stevie Richards. The match has been made for this week – Kanyon versus Richards in an Extreme Rules contest on Thunder. It’s anything goes, there will be blood and will no doubt be hell on earth.



    A highlight package for La Parka airs with voiceover from Tony Schiavone hyping up the luchador. We see several athletic moments from his career and his recent victory in the battle royal on Thunder before Super Brawl. His performance is highlighted including the final elimination of Meng to pull of what many would call an upset and secure a match against Wrath for the WCW World Television Championship. The package has many great luchadores involved including Mil Mascaras, Psicosis and Rey Mysterio Jr. all talking about how good La Parka is inside the ring. The final part of the package includes footage of La Parka pinning Wrath in a six-man tag team match last week on Thunder. Following the video package, Tony Schiavone confirms that this week La Parka will get his shot at the title when he meets Wrath. A huge match that only further stacks the deck for what promises to be one of the biggest episodes of Thunder in the history of the program.



    Back to the ringside area, Norman Smiley and Hugh Morris are standing inside the ring pumping each other up for their upcoming match. In a funny moment, Eric Bischoff 100% predicts that Smiley and Morris have no chance at winning this match. Schiavone calls that a ridiculous statement; Bischoff is so confident he offers a bet but Schiavone tells him to just sit their and try to act like he knows what he is talking about. We actually get to see the entrance of the second team, Kenny Kaos and Rick Steiner. Schiavone reminds us of the troubles this team has faced and the predicament they now find themselves in having sustained three defeats in a row on pay-per-view for the WCW World Tag Team Titles. They were able to keep their title hopes alive by defeating the Blue Bloods last month but now they find themselves passed over after multiple failures. Kenny Kaos appears to be in high spirits still, trying to encourage Rick Steiner but the veteran is very subdued and doesn’t possess the same enthusiasm as Kaos.

    Match Three
    Norman Smiley & Hugh Morris vs. Kenny Kaos & Rick Steiner
    This match a few months ago would’ve been a slam dunk for the latter. However, after so many times failing to regain their titles, coming up short to a less cohesive team, Kaos and Steiner are no longer what they once were. In fact, Rick Steiner never tags into the match at all – leaving Kaos to face two men. At one point, Kaos having taken control looks to tag in Rick but his partner walks down the steel steps and watches from the floor. Kaos is confused, pleading with Rick to help him out. It is no use, the crowd turning on Rick for his refusal to help his partner, while Smiley and Morris take advantage. A fan favourite team in their own way, Morris and Smiley work together beautifully and scored the victory after Morris hit No Laughing Matter – much to the dismay of Easy E who could be heard choking on his water following the three count.
    Winners:
    Norman Smiley & Hugh Morris @ 04:06

    The real story was the losing team as Kenny Kaos got to his feet following the three count. Turning his attention to his partner, Steiner now on the apron of the ring and entering through the ropes, Kaos throws his hands out and asks what just happened. Steiner walks right up to Kenny and slaps him across the face. The crowd goes silent as Rick yells that he doesn’t have time to sit around babysitting a kid if they can’t challenge for the titles. His career has gone on for years, he’s a veteran, you don’t get to stick around the locker-room for old times sake. Kaos reminds Rick that they were the champions, they can get back to that point but they need to work together. That only further pushes Rick over the edge, he tackles Kaos to the ground and begins punching him in the face. Repeatedly delivering hard strikes, breaking through the protective hands of Kaos and colliding with skin.

    The amateur wrestling of Rick Steiner gives him an edge on the ground, beating Kaos as he sees fit while shouting at him. This is all about Rick Steiner not wanting to wait around, if he can’t challenge for the belts he has no use for Kaos anymore, he has no interest in guiding the youngster if he cannot gain something from it. Lifting Kaos onto his shoulders, Rick nails the Steiner Driver to put Kaos down on the canvas. It was a selfish turn, one built on his own personal desires with no thought given to the younger. Rick Steiner exits the ring, never once looking back at the friend he has left without a partner, without guidance or someone to lean on in the crazy world of professional wrestling. Steiner takes his leave – a message sent. This team is over and Rick Steiner is his own man now.


    ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL **


    Coming out onto the stage and making his way down to the ring is Scott Hall, the current number one contender for the WCW United States Heavyweight Title at Uncensored and key figure in the New World Order. Hall doesn’t enter the ring instead he approaches the broadcast booth where Eric Bischoff welcomes him for a chat. Walking around with a bravado like he owns the place, and he might as well all things considered, Hall gets on the microphone and hypes up the main event for this evening. The Bad Guy says he is on the edge of his seat to see if little Chris Jericho can overcome the odds yet again, jump up onto his feet and hear the roar of the crowd. Faking sickness, Hall wages a finger in the face of Schiavone, telling him that Jericho has run out of second chances. He has run out of loopholes; Schiavone quipping that it’s ironic that the nWo is complaining about loopholes. Giving Schiavone a stiff poke in the chest, Hall reminds him that the Bad Guy didn’t come down here to hear Tony’s opinion. No, Hall came down to this ring to remind everyone in this arena that Chris Jericho will not be leaving with the WCW United States Heavyweight Title and once Nash wins the belt tonight, he’ll hand it over to Scott at Uncensored and the New World Order will reign supreme once again. Bischoff loves the idea, praising Hall and saying that he should’ve never lost the title. Schiavone can’t take it, he stands up and reminds Hall that if he wasn’t such a big coward by making it a tag team match at Super Brawl instead of a standard singles match, then perhaps he wouldn’t have lost the title without being pinned. Another thing, what is the go with this lovefest going on between Hall and Bischoff? Schiavone is fired up, calling them both frauds because it was Hall who took such glee with revealing to Eric at Starrcade that the nWo wouldn’t be helping him against Ric Flair. It’s a farce just like this second match for Jericho is but Schiavone believes in the kid, telling Hall that he better think twice about having the title handed to him because it’ll need to be ripped from the hands of Chris Jericho first! Hall looks smug, scratching his chin as he thinks about the outburst – suddenly Hall shoves Tony back into his seat and grabs him by the jaw. No punches are thrown, Hall begins to lightly tap Schiavone on the cheek before taking his leave from ringside – Bischoff warns Schiavone to watch his tongue because the next time he opens his mouth like that he won’t get off easy.



    To an almost silent reception from the crowd, Buff Bagwell makes his way out to the ring with a microphone in hand and his trademark top hat. Bagwell calls for silence, telling the fans to shut up, even though they already were silent. Boasting around his past in the New World Order, Bagwell says that he has seen the light and understands now that the nWo is the future of professional wrestling and thanks to the grace of Kevin Nash, Bagwell has a chance to redeem himself and earn a spot back in the organization. Chants of ‘boring’ rise from the crowd, Bagwell shouts them down and calls out Ric Flair! That gets a big pop from the crowd much to the dismay of Bagwell. Shouting towards the ramp while pointing, Bagwell remarks that Flair found out the true power of the nWo at Super Brawl when he failed to win the World Title. It was a one-sided ass kicking at the hands of the greatest champion of all time – Kevin Nash! Bagwell is loathed in North Carolina at the moment, fans chanting for the Nature Boy, as Buff parades around the ring and talks of dominating Ric if given the chance. He will squash Flair like a bug, rid the nWo of the Nature Boy right now and that would secure his spot back in the group.

    From the entrance chute, to a huge pop, comes Ric Flair out to answer the challenge. He is flashy, cocky and ready to compete after coming up short at Super Brawl IX. Schiavone mentions the statements made by Shane Douglas earlier tonight and the upcoming contest between Douglas and Flair at Uncensored built on nearly a decade long war of words, mostly from the Franchise. Flair enters the ring to a legendary response, he removes his robe and motions to Bagwell to bring it on.

    Match Four
    Buff Bagwell vs. Ric Flair
    The aggressiveness of Bagwell plays went in the earlier moments of the match and there is no doubt that he has the strength advantage. However, this is Flair country and the Nature Boy isn’t doing a job here of all places. Flair would soon take over following a sneaky thumb to the eye, getting a pop from the crowd and from that point on Flair would target the right leg of Buff. Once the big man was off his feet, Flair was able to slowly work away at the limb, putting pressure on the joint and playing to the crowd. They wanted to see Ric Flair tonight and that is exactly what they got. Try as he might, Bagwell was outmatched inside the ring against one of the greatest of all time. Even his drive to return to the nWo wasn’t even to get Bagwell the victory. A strut in the middle of the ring, a few chops in the corner, a knee drop and the Figure Four Leg Lock to send them home satisfied.
    Winner:
    Ric Flair @ 06:31

    Following the match, Flair gets to his feet and receives a giant ovation from the crowd. He blows them kisses, thanking everyone for their support before heading up the ramp. Schiavone says that this is a great moment to see, watching the fans show their love to one of the greats and showing just how much the Nature Boy means to everyone. Flair gets to the top of the ramp and turns to the fans one more time, waving his hand in the air before doing a little strut to another huge reaction. Bischoff reminds Tony that no matter how much love Flair gets from the fans it’ll never get him the World Title back. Firing back, Schiavone tells Bischoff that no matter how many hours Easy-E spends out here badmouthing guys like Flair, he’ll never get that cushy job back as WCW President either!



    There are in fact two decision makers in World Championship Wrestling and tonight we find ourselves in the office of number two; WCW Commissioner, Arn Anderson! Sitting at his desk, Arn is being berated by Dave Taylor and Bobby Eaton – the Blue Bloods. Both men are talking at once, leaning forward and waving their hands in front of Arn’s face, outlining why they must be given a second chance at the WCW World Tag Team Titles as soon as possible. Taylor is the loudest of the two, slamming his fist down on the desk and arguing that the inclusion of Kaos and Steiner at Super Brawl robbed the Blue Bloods of the fair opportunity they were promised. Weapons have no place in tag team wrestling, the fact that Raven was allowed to use a steel chair and had the nerve to strike the Blue Bloods was disgraceful and has tainted the titles. Eaton speaks up, pointing to Kanyon and Richards’ fighting each other – the champions are completely disorganized, they are not fit to represent this company as champions but the Blue Bloods are. For the sake of the company, Arn must make this match and give the Blue Bloods the standard tag match they earned by beating Kanyon and Raven. Finally, Arn gets a chance to respond and he has heard the request. He agrees that the tag titles should be defended in a standard tag match again – however the Blue Bloods had their shot and lost. Therefore, if they want a second chance they’ll need to earn it. That doesn’t sit well with Taylor, he says they have earned it by beating everyone in the tag division! Eaton points out that earlier tonight Kaos and Steiner split; how many more options do you actually have? Arn reminds them that they haven’t beaten everyone as just last week they lost to Harlem Shake! That’s why on Thunder this week it’ll be the Blue Bloods vs. Harlem Shake with the winner facing Kanyon and Raven at Uncensored for the WCW World Tag Team Titles! Taylor and Eaton storm off after hearing the news, rabbling around how they should’ve gone to Nash first; Anderson rubs his forehead – it’s been a long night for the Enforcer.


    ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL **


    Once Nitro returns from the commercial break, Bret Hart walks up to Bobby Heenan with a sinister smirk on his face. Almost cheery in his approach, Hart mocks Heenan for his clients suffering two defeats last week. It’s amusing to Bret that the Brain could have two clients and still fail to get a victory. As you would expect, Heenan fires back and quickly points out that the Hitman came up short last week on Thunder and he lost at Super Brawl. From where Bobby Heenan is standing, he’s got two winners and a championship while Bret Hart is on the outside looking in on anything remotely relevant. Raising a finger and pointing at Heenan’s face, Hart tells him to watch how he speaks to wrestling royalty. This business relies on the likes of the Hart family and old dogs like Heenan need to respect the hand that feeds them. From out of the shot, Bigelow and Wrath appear behind Heenan and Bret quickly goes quiet. Heenan chuckles, tapping his chin with his index finger and asks if Bret has anything else to say. The answer is no; Bret slowly backs up and takes his leave not wanting to get physical with Heenan’s intimidating clients.



    The second to last match of the night is moments away from taking place as Diamond Dallas Page and Roddy Piper make their way out to the ring. Piper is fired up, slapping hands with fans and giving words of warning towards the camera for the nWo. Page follows behind the veteran, nodding along in support and rushing up the apron of the ring to the turnbuckle where he throws up the Diamond Cutter hand sign. The battle on commentary arises again for this WCW vs. nWo match; Bischoff asking if this is the best WCW has to offer. Out next are the representatives for the New World Order; Randy Savage and Konnan. They are heavily booed by the crowd, Savage threatening to punch a fan who taunts him a little bit much. Once they enter the ring, Savage decides he will start the contest, shouting at Piper to get back into his own corner. The bad blood between Piper is well known following multiple matches involving the two as recent as their match on Thunder before Super Brawl.

    Match Five
    Diamond Dallas Page & Roddy Piper vs. nWo (Savage & Konnan)
    Solid tag team contest between the two teams with everyone getting in their big spots. Piper played up the wild out of the gate fighter that he has been embracing recently, charging straight across the ring and going after the nWo. Throughout the contest, Bischoff could be heard on commentary defending every action of the nWo and praising their every move. At one point the nWo had Piper isolated, cutting off the ring, and Konnan would place a foot on the veteran’s hand – stomping on the fingers. The nWo took pride in breaking down the Hot Rod, his outlandish attitude having been a thorn in the side of the nWo for a long time. In an exciting moment, Page got the tag and squared off against Randy Savage. The latter reminding DDP of the assist back at Souled Out; the Macho Man motioned that Page should join them like he was offered back in January. The answer hadn’t changed, Page and Piper would rally against the nWo with fan support backing them. The finish would come as Page hit the Diamond Cutter on a rampaging Konnan for the pin.
    Winners:
    Diamond Dallas Page & Roddy Piper @ 08:11

    Mayhem would arise following the contest but not from the New World Order in a twist of events. From the entrance chute, Bret Hart would storm down to the ring and attack Diamond Dallas Page. Payback for their confrontation last week and Page’s involvement on Thunder, Bret Hart nails Page from behind with a forearm to the back of the head. Delivering stomps to the body afterwards and with spite, Bret continued the attack as he threw Page to the outside of the ring and ripped the cover off the announce desk. Roddy Piper tries to protect his friend but a kick to the groin drops the Hot Rod, and Bret tosses him over the barricade into the crowd. Turning his attention back to Page, Bret grabs him by the hair before climbing on the announce desk. Fans hold their breath as the Hitman lifts DDP up and spikes him head first onto the announce desk with a piledriver! Schiavone screams that his neck could be broken but that’s the only thing that could be broken because the table itself refuses to break.

    Bret rolls off the table, clapping his hands together and raises them high in the air. Boos flood ringside as Hart climbs onto the apron of the ring and dares them to boo him even louder. It’s a cowardly act from the Hitman and it appears to not be over. As Page slowly beings to slide off the table, Bret seems frustrated that the table never broke. Picking Page up once more, Bret positions him into the piledriver position for the second time and delivers it! This time the table breaks – exploding onto the floor and leaving DDP out cold. Referees and medics are all surrounding ringside now as Bret Hart swats them away from his handy work. Grabbing the head of Page, Bret leans in close and shouts that he should’ve kept his nose out of Bret’s business. A stiff boot to the head is the final piece of action by the Hitman; Bret straightens himself up and exits ringside, pushing a few medics to the floor simply because he is a prick.



    Before the final break of the night we see a paid vignette from the New World Order. This week it focuses on the newest member of the group; Curt Hennig. In true mock fashion, Hennig is dressed exactly like nWo long-time rival – Sting. Wig, baseball bat, black coat and face paint – it’s all there for Hennig in this promotional spot. He hides in the corners of the room to begin with, darting across them by jumping through the air as if he were flying. With a long line of black trench coats, Hennig muses which coat he will wear today and pokes fun at the variety available to him. Pretending to be Sting, Hennig tries to hit a few baseballs thrown to him by someone off camera and hits every single one of them. That causes Hennig to toss the bat and rip off all his Sting gear, turning to the camera and proclaiming that when you’re perfect you can’t pretend to be something else. That’s what Sting is doing, he stands in the rafters and pretends to be some great hero for World Championship Wrestling. In reality, Sting isn’t watching over WCW from those rafters, he is hiding from the New World Order. Hennig wipes his face, removing the paint and gets closer to the camera. Hennig reminds Sting that he has felt the taste of that baseball bat at Super Brawl and it’s still stuck in his mouth. Never again, it was a lucky shot just like the shot Sting got on Hennig last week. Hennig was tired from wrestling Booker T, he wasn’t ready but now you’ve gone and pissed him off. Sting acts so high and mighty from his little perch, he hasn’t been seen in months and he thinks he can come back to WCW and go straight into the main event. That’s where Sting is wrong – times have changed and the days of Sting getting to do as he pleases are over. Hennig grabs the camera and whispers one final line; “Sting might be iconic but he’ll never be perfect!”


    ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL **


    Fans are on their feet for the arrival of Chris Jericho, the WCW United States Heavyweight Champion making his second title defence of the night after retaining earlier against Scott Steiner. Selling the impact of the earlier match, Jericho isn’t rushing down to the ring, taking his time and showing a look of concern on his face for what is a total setup. On commentary, Schiavone calls this a total abuse of power by the New World Order, forcing Jericho to defend his title twice when the man has a title defence against Scott Hall in less than two weeks. Bischoff defends the decision by arguing that if Jericho can’t handle the pressure he isn’t built for this business. The wild fan support turns to sickening heat as Kevin Nash struts out onto the stage with the nWo World Heavyweight Title around his waist. His long flowing blond hair on display, Nash waves to the back and out comes every member of the New World Order including Horace Hogan! Inside the ring, Jericho’s face goes pale, he clutches the title belt close and glares at the impending doom heading towards him. It’s eight on one! Nash chuckles, talking to Scott Hall on his way down to the ring and waving at Jericho. The New World Order create a barricade across the bottom of the entrance ramp – blocking any potential help – while Nash enters the squared circle. The referee is having trouble starting the match, his own morals getting in the way, Nash grabs him and makes demands to start the damn match or he’ll be fired. In fear for his employment, the referee looks at Jericho and says “I’m sorry” before calling for the bell.

    Match Six
    *WCW United States Heavyweight Championship*
    Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Nash
    The crowd really is the story of this contest as the in-ring work is very limited. Jericho had already gone through a proper match earlier in the night and spent the majority of this contest being beaten up by the fresh World Champion. Extremely loud chants of Jericho echoed throughout the arena, Nash telling them to shut up as he nailed hard shots to keep Jericho on the canvas. The crowd would rally, getting louder and louder – attempting to ignite a comeback for their hero. Nash used his length to push Jericho into the corner, choking him with a boot to the throat and slapping his face back and forth. The barricade of nWo members stood as an impressive force, Jericho was a lamb sent to the slaughter and Nash was closing in on the title belt. A small comeback from Jericho caused the crowd to erupt. Right hands in desperation, gritted teeth and closed fights backing the World Champion into the ropes. A dropkick and a bulldog would give Jericho life, his adrenaline kicking in as he went for the Lionsault but Scott Hall would pull the second rope away – causing Jericho to tumble to the outside. Quickly, Hall threw Jericho back into the ring, getting in a cheap shot for good measure – the official threatened if he even thought about calling a disqualification. Nash set Jericho up for the Jackknife, arms spread wide, a cocky smirk on his face – it was set. Then from the top of the stage the reinforcements arrived! Lex Luger, Roddy Piper, Ric Flair, Rey Mysterio Jr, The Giant, Booker T and even Goldberg! A wild brawl broke out in the aisle but inside the ring it was not without chaos as Sting repelled from the rafters and clocked Nash in the face with the baseball bat! Jericho staggered, the crowd going mental, he gave a nod to Sting as the referee called the for DQ!
    Winner:
    Chris Jericho @ 08:31 (DQ)

    An eruption of noise came from the arena as Jericho stumbled up to his feet as the referee handed him the title belt. Two title defences in the same night; Jericho has survived after an assist from not only Sting but from his WCW brotherhood. The chaos on the ramp is breaking down after the end of the match, Hogan being the first to retreat from the battle and dragging his nephew along with him. The WCW defenders force the nWo towards the ring where Jericho and Sting are standing – Konnan and Savage escape through the crowd while Hennig and Steiner find a way to edge past Flair and Luger. That leaves only two men – the original Outsiders!

    Hall and Nash realize the problem they have and quickly head for the hills, rushing into the crowd and making for the exit. The Outsiders have fled but in doing so left something very important – the nWo World Heavyweight Title. Inside the ring, Jericho picks it up and stares at the big gold belt with longing eyes. The fans are reacting big time as Jericho lifts his gaze and sees the other members of WCW now sharing the ring with him. Stepping forward from the bunch, Booker T approaches and extends a hand – he wants the belt. The camera cuts to Goldberg in the corner, he turns away as Jericho hands the gold over and Booker T hoists it into the air to a major pop. The battle lines have been set for what promises to be one of the biggest nights in wrestling history. The final image this week sees Jericho, Booker T, Luger, Flair, Piper, Mysterio Jr, The Giant and Sting standing united inside the squared circle having driven the nWo away. Just out of sight, in the corner of the screen, we see Goldberg exit the ring and walk away, unable to look upon another man holding the title belt that he believes must return to his waist.

    END OF SHOW



    Quick Results:
    Spoiler:

    Chris Jericho def. Scott Steiner
    No Contest: Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. The Artist
    Norman Smiley & Hugh Morris def. Kenny Kaos & Rick Steiner
    Ric Flair def. Buff Bagwell
    Diamond Dallas Page & Roddy Piper def. Konnan & Randy Savage
    Chris Jericho def. Kevin Nash



    Current Card for Uncensored ~ March 14, 1999
    nWo World Heavyweight Title: Kevin Nash (c) vs. Booker T
    WCW United States Heavyweight Title: Chris Jericho (c) vs. Scott Hall
    WCW Cruiserweight Title: Dean Malenko (c) vs. Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. The Artist
    WCW World Tag Team Titles: Kanyon & Raven (c) vs. Blue Bloods OR Harlem Shake
    First Time Ever: Ric Flair vs. Shane Douglas
    World Title Contendership: Goldberg vs. Hollywood Hogan


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    Re: Death of the New World Order

    I am really looking forward to this episode, as I know on the preview you said that it was one of your favorites that you have written.

    The opening promo was nicely well done. I really enjoy the way that you write your stuff out. I’m trying to figure out a way to write my shows out bc I don’t wanna do full shows with promos that are line by line anymore bc of time constraints, so im trying to figure out a style that will suit me. Onto the actual content, I liked that you have Booker standing up to both Nash and Goldberg. Hogan putting himself into the match with Goldberg really makes me think that Hogan is going to be the true destroyer of the NOW…being the guy on the inside…I don’t think Booker is winning the belt from Nash, but again this is properly being done to have a moment to look back on in the development of Booker T.

    Jericho winning is great and continues his strong push. I love that you are making the NWO vulnerable and not having all of its members as untouchable. I mean, if Hogan can loss then anyone can loss…except for Nash…am I right? Haha.

    Strong promo from Shane Douglas…I liked the lines at the end turning one of Flair’s catchphrases against him. I also love that you have Shane mention where he came from but he has moved on and not living in the past. This story pretty much writes itself with all the true life stories you can go with, so just have fun with it.

    Nice way to recap the Raven/Kanyon storyline for new readers.

    I like that you are getting more into the Artist character…Ive said it before but the Artist reminds me so much of Velveteen Dream…I like that you had Meng thrown out, which gives a reason that he is not there to fight Malenko/Finlay when they interrupt. I like the booking of the Triple Theat match…just as a heads up, WCW called them Triangle matches, but its essentially the same thing. I think this is good because it allows for so many possibilities for the CW title.

    Nash…Double Champion…Book it…lol in all seriousness, I don’t see a finish coming out of this match, but again much like the Booker/Nash match, this will give Jericho a strong showing against the guy right now in WCW.

    Nice development on the saga of Raven/Kanyon/Richards…im expecting some shenanigans on Thunder to get us to go onto Uncensored with these two fighting there. Im not sure how I feel about using the “Extreme Rules” label…like I know why your calling it that, but it doesn’t fit the time period at all…I mean no major deal, but just a thought.

    I am glad to see this team break up. I think it was time. I feel like there should be a small feud between the two, but then move on. I think the team served its purpose as Kaos can slide into the TV title picture after he finishes with Rick. Also, I kinda hope Smiley and Morris stay a team as that could be a fun duo.

    Good job on finding a way to get Hall on the show. I do wonder why you choice Bischoff to come back. I know you said that you needed an NWO voice in the booth, but I think there is more to it.

    Buff trying to get back into the NWO is interesting…I have two train of thoughts on this…he either helps someone win a belt or costs someone a belt or opportunity and slowly turns babyface…personally I hope he stays heel as I don’t really like Buff as a baby…I personally cant remember him as a baby when he was Buff. As you said in the match write up, Flair isn’t jobbing in Flair Country.

    Blue Bloods should take the match on Thunder, Harlem Shake hasn’t been around long enough to be in the title scene.

    Good way of getting both the Heenan Family and Bret Hart involved in the show. I do hope you let the Family get some wins in soon.

    WCW is 2-0 against the NWO so far. This isn’t looking so good for Jericho. Good attack angle by Hart onto Page…this has potential to be a great match if it happens at Uncensored.

    I like that you have Henning as the first opponent for Sting coming back. I really liked this vignette and I def could see Henning doing something like that. Good job here.

    Wow, what an angle to end Nitro this week. WCW stands tall and Booker holds the belt up, but Goldberg lingering in the background was amazing and would have been an awesome visual. Sting coming through for Jericho is awesome and really shows that Sting is looking out for the future of WCW with the moment he had with Booker last week.

    Overall, this was a really good show. It kept things moving and the final angle was a big win for the WCW contention.

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    Re: Death of the New World Order

    Opening the show with Kevin Nash is fine and pretty standard considering the fact that he is the president and the man in charge now. I enjoyed the comparison between Booker and himself, basically painting the picture of how these two are polar opposites. Booker’s return and everything he said was great, as was The Berg’s introduction. I like the continued to play towards Booker not being respected with The Berg pretty much just ignoring him as well. Hogan wanting to be the man Goldberg faces is a bit of a shock, but causes further dramas with the NWO. One thing I forgot to mention earlier on in this thread as it does feel a bit like this drama with Hogan has come out of nowhere. Whilst it works in the larger scheme of things, because politics will begin to weaken the faction, we maybe could have had a few more little hints in there. Instead, Hogan ruined Hall, and now is stuffing up Nash, without any real time to breathe or give Hogan a chance to redeem himself. I didn’t really understand why Nash all of a sudden feared Booker either, came across as a little strange. Who cares that he had a stare down with Goldberg? Still a fun start to the show but a few things I wasn’t entirely sure of.

    The mega and awesome push of Chris Jericho continues here as he successfully defends the US Title against Scott Steiner. Savage’s interference being a non factor was great for Jericho to, and this against the odds win does nothing but continue to shine a positive light on Jericho and WCW. You continue to do a tremendous job with him, keep it up.

    I like the idea of Shane Douglas and Francine being in a stairwell in a dimly lit area, feels very Pulp Fiction. Very ECW. I like the fact that you played up those characteristics. As for the promo itself, awesome stuff. I feel like this gave us even more of an insight into why Douglas hates Flair. The whole stealing from the business, tarnishing your legacy reason is a great one. Good stuff here.

    Kanyon being alone and being in a different mood than usual sets the scene really well for whatever happens later in the night.

    Mysterio/Artist was exactly what it needed to be here. Before I touch on the actual match, I enjoyed the added detail of giving The Artist some ala Randy Orton pyro. Awesome move. The two had a decent match but Malenko and Finlay were always interfering here, setting up the triple threat match at Uncensored. After Malenko’s comment on Thunder this was ALWAYS going to happen. Booking 101 really. Anderson’s announcement of the match came across well to, good stuff.

    Sting appearance? Exciting!

    Jericho/Nash segment was very good, I loved the back and forth between the two. Jericho not fearing anybody and standing up to Nash just gives him even more of a rub. Typical heel bullshit to book Jericho in another match for the night, but this is EXACTLY the sort of stuff that should be happening now that Nash has the power. Great stuff, and main event should be sick.

    Kanyon/Stevie Richards segment did its job well. It was simply an extension of what has already been going on with this angle, but in more detail. Kanyon running his mouth early before Richards being all intense was fine. The attack was so slimy, such a Kanyon thing to do, but their much on Thunder should be a world of fun. Whilst Kanyon/Richards is a nice piece to the puzzle, looking forward to seeing more Raven. He’s where the excitement is at here.

    La Parka hype is fine enough. Does the job but I completely expect Wrath to beat him.

    Smiley and Morris get their first win in a while which is a great thing for them, but that isn’t what this was about. Steiner/Kaos split has been built for a fair length of time now, and the execution delivered. Steiner refuses to tag, then rants and attacks afterwards. This is definitely a heel push for Rick waiting to happen, maybe even send him into the NWO with his brother Scott. Either way, solid stuff here and I expect Steiner to squash Kaos sometime soon to put a full stop on this angle.

    Scott Hall running his mouth over the US Title and getting the title off of Nash was fine. They have done this before so there is a big chance that the NWO could just hand over a title again. Schiavone eventually losing his shit was interesting, however I’m still a little confused with the whole Bischoff/NWO guys being friends again. By the looks of things, it’s some sort of angle and it will be made clear soon, but right now, I’m still stumped.

    LMAO at Bagwell telling the fans to shut up even though they were already silent. Made me laugh. Bagwell’s promo was alright, sucking up to NWO, but surely they don’t take him back after just rebranding. Bagwell being the desperate guy trying to get in could be a fun angle though.

    Flair gets the win over Buff, to keep his momentum heading into Uncensored. Good move, smart decision.

    One thing that I probably to dislike now that I think about it is Arn Anderson still having power as the Commissioner. It makes the whole Nash President thing not feel as important. I don’t think I even clued in that Anderson was still in power until now, but why are NWO still getting things their own way, but not dominating the whole show? For me, this angle needs to be all or nothing, and Arn still doing things makes everything sit somewhere in the middle.

    With that being said, regarding the segment itself, The BlueBloods wanting a title shot is solid, and they should beat The Harlem Shake to get one.

    Hart/Heenan was a strange segment with the two heels sharing words. I enjoy these scenarios though and the banter was good for a period, until Hart got angry. Heenan needing to respect the hands that feed him doesn’t make sense as a saying, especially with Heenan being around longer. If anything, Bret should respect Heenan based off of Bret’s point. This felt a little off, but it was funny that Bret shut up as soon as Heenan’s boys appeared. I look forward to seeing if anything comes of this.

    DDP and Piper get a nice win against more NWO members. Nothing massive in this in terms of angle, but every match that is WCW vs. NWO feels like a big deal anyway. A good win here for DDP and Piper as well.

    I almost forgot about the confrontation between DDP and Hart but I bloody remember it after this. The attack was BRUTAL with two Piledrivers through the table. I hope you play this a little smart and have DDP miss a few weeks after this. On another note, DDP being distracted with a non NWO feud again is interesting. Makes me think he’ll be crucial in the long run.

    LOVED Mr. Perfect dressed as Sting and pretending to fly, that is honestly hilarious. From there, the use of the baseball bat, and then once he got serious and wiped the paint was all written very well. Hennig/Sting should be a fun program and this was a great segment.

    Jericho/Nash time. The NWO showing up out of nowhere and creating a barricade so Nash can have his way with Jericho is a smart move. Entertaining as hell and really stacking the odds against Jericho. Jericho getting beaten down but eventually making a comeback is huge for him. The DQ finish protects both men even if Jericho damn near looks invincible with getting the advantage over Nash here. The all out brawl afterwards is HUGE here though. WCW vs. NWO, how bloody exciting.

    Outside of that, Jericho getting a look at the title, before Booker does and Goldberg looks away keepw things very interesting. More importantly though, unlike the entire NWO, WCW outside of DDP/Hart are together as one. I wonder whether this is a turning point in the war.

    Another really fun show here mate. Angles progressed nicely, and there were really only one or two little things I wasn’t completely sold on. Still, things ticking along wonderfully here, looking forward to Thunder and that Extreme Rules match.









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    TO THE EXTREME

    PREVIEW
    It is rare that the world of extreme enters the old school haven that is World Championship Wrestling. Built on names of the past, a rich history in the ring and fans who have been watching for generations. Tonight, all that history gets thrown out the window because we’re about to go to the limit. The strange relationship between Kanyon and Raven – WCW World Tag Team Champions – appears set to reach its boiling point and has only further simmered to the top with the arrival of Stevie Richards. After arriving in WCW last week, it was Richards that demanded a match with Kanyon under Extreme Rules to give Kanyon a sample of the hell he has put Raven through. Will Kanyon get the punishment he so richly deserves or will he find a way to slither towards success like he has done for months?

    While the world had their attention on the final days before Super Brawl IX it was La Parka who grabbed the opportunity in front of him. Competing in a battle royal with several top competitors in World Championship Wrestling; La Parka overcame the odds and now stands as the number one contender to the WCW World Television Championship. In fact, La Parka holds a pinfall victory over the champion from a tag team contest last week between La Parka & Harlem Shake against Wrath & the Blue Bloods. Speaking of the champion, it was a rough week for the newly established Heenan Family coming off Super Brawl IX when they failed to secure a single victory. This week, Wrath will represent the family with his title on the line. Since becoming champion we have seen Wrath take on everyone in his path including the likes of Roddy Piper, The Giant and Stevie Ray. Can Wrath set the family on the right track or does La Parka have the champion’s number?

    Speaking of The Giant, he has been a man under a lot of observation by fans and pundits across the globe. During the finals weeks in the New World Order success was often hard for The Giant to find. The former World Champion has long since fallen from that high perch where he was one of the most feared competitors in the company. After taking a break for a few weeks and committing to WCW, The Giant has shown allegiance to World Championship Wrestling which has drawn the attention of his former associates. Sick of dealing with outside interference and sneak attacks it’s The Giant’s turn to make a statement. Opening the show this week, The Giant will challenge any member of the New World Order to a match!

    He shocked the world on Nitro and tonight Rick Steiner gets the chance to explain his actions. Having turned on his partner, Kenny Kaos, this leaves Rick Steiner as a free agent in the world of WCW. Some people seek to join groups and form alliances. Will Rick Steiner look for a new partnership or perhaps link up with his brother in the nWo? Only time will tell and you cannot miss the first statement from Rick Steiner – it’s sure to be very entertaining.

    In the main event of the evening it will be a tag team contest with a most important stipulation. The winner of this match will challenge for the WCW World Tag Team Titles in ten days at Uncensored. The champions are a complete mess right now and that leaves many to believe that the belts are ripe for the picking. In one corner, the Blue Bloods stand as two men who believe they should’ve got this chance at Super Brawl IX instead of a three-way tag team contest. Dave Taylor and Bobby Eaton have been on a roll since returning to WCW and own a pinfall victory over the champions. In the opposite corner, Harlem Shake are the new kids on the block. Tag team specialist Stevie Ray has formed a friendship with Disco Inferno and together they have embraced the alliance which has captured the interests of fans around the world. They present a fun and exciting atmosphere whenever they enter the arena. Who will win and advance to the title match? Will the Blue Bloods finally get that standard tag team match they’ve been complaining about or can Harlem Shake upset the more experience team to advance to a chance at championship gold?



    Confirmed Matches:
    WCW World Tag Team Contendership:
    Blue Bloods vs. Harlem Shake

    Extreme Rules Match:
    Kanyon vs. Stevie Richards

    WCW World Television Title:
    Wrath (c) vs. La Parka

    The Giant will issue an open challenge to any member of the New World Order

    Rick Steiner comments on his assault of Kenny Kaos from nWo Nitro

    Booker T, Lex Luger, Dean Malenko & Sting are all confirmed for Thunder




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    A pretty good card announced here for an episode of Thunder. I expect The Bluebloods to finally become number one contenders and Wrath to defeat La Parka. Not completely sure which way the Extreme Rules match will go but that is the one I am most interested in. This Raven/Kanyon/Richards angle is entertaning as hell right now. Either way, I think shit blows up tonight.

    Giant and NWO segment should be solid, and I'm looking forward to hearing what Rick Steiner has to say after turning on his partner.

    Should be a fun show, as always, I'll be reading.









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    Wanted to drop in with some feedback on your recent stuff, EZ3. I’ve pretty much fallen off completely in terms of BTB this past month, but getting caught up with shows now. Sorry about not leaving feedback for SuperBrawl. Few comments on that show firstly;


    Opening video. As someone that typically puts a lot of thought and effort into these, I always appreciate seeing a good opening package for a big show, and this set the tone brilliantly for the PPV ahead, adding importance to the titles, and having the revered Commissioner be the one to talk through this added an extra touch of legitimacy to what was being said. If I had one thing I’d have liked to see here though it would’ve been some comments about the forces that are stripping away the tradition of WCW and the honour of being a champion (that being the greed of the nWo) given what they were setting their sights on in this show.


    Szumi had a few strong words on certain things that were booked on this show, some of which I agreed with and some I did not. Namely, Hogan taking the fall in the six man tag. I’ll not labour the point, as it’s been made, and you’ve explained that it’s part of the larger story, but I can’t envision any reason why it’s a good move for Hogan to job in anything other than a big one on one match for it to truly mean something.


    Where I differed in opinion was the arrival of Shane Douglas in WCW. Personally I really enjoyed that angle on the show. I completely agree with everything he said regarding Sting and his booking, but focusing here on Douglas, this is a time period where people would be jumping from promotion to promotion, and given Shane Douglas standing at that time in ECW, I personally think it’s a great idea to bring him in hot against Flair, where there’s obvious history that can be brought into play and explain why Douglas would target Naitch, so anybody left confused why Douglas was here will soon be informed. To me, that’s a really hot feud to run right now, with the added bonus of not being part of the over arching nWo angles.


    I didn’t have a problem with the introduction of the 619 last month, but my gripe about the move is that we’re already seeing counters to it. Granted, at least the counter here was part of the finish, but for me, I’d like to see a big highlight reel signature move like the 619 be built up for at least another couple of months before someone finally counters it. I’m pretty sure the move wasn’t protected in the wwe either when he debuted and it was still over, so this can be considered extreme nit picking, but still, just putting it out there.


    Other quick thoughts that I wanted to mention but I’m low on time; Loved the two-mask finish in the Eddie match versus Mascaras, and Booker T getting the win over Bret sets him up for a massive title opportunity against Nash.


    Moving on to Nitro, and that opening segment of Nash destroying the old tapes was incredible. Brilliant visual to have, and a perfect way to hammer home the fact that this is the nWo’s world now. One of the best ideas I’ve seen in any thread. Loved this. The whole new look to the show sends a big message too, driving home the importance of Nash gaining the Presidency. Bischoff joining the commentary booth again is a great move, as you’ve definitely lacked a pro nWo voice on the shows, and he’s a natural fit for the role.


    Only negative about using Smells like teen spirit as the theme for Nitro is that you’ve already got DDP using a knock off version of the same theme.


    I certainly appreciated the segment backstage of Bagwell looking for a spot in the nWo. It’s something you’d expect in this kind of situation, and I’m glad you’ve got someone at least taking that kind of pro-active action, looking out for themselves.


    I was a fan of Douglas big debut at SuperBrawl, and the follow up on Nitro was excellent too. Stage is set for a blood feud with Flair, and while I’ve never been a big fan of the guy - to me - Douglas feels like a big deal already. Flair painting Douglas as a jealous fan was a great touch too.


    Would’ve preferred a different opponent for Goldberg on this show, as I thought the loss hurt Bam Bam, given he’d only just got the added injection of Heenan last night. Bigelow should’ve been running over some jobber here, not getting beat imo. The interesting thing here obviously was Goldberg throwing a spanner in the works for Booker and his title shot. Whilst it makes sense for Goldberg to want the belt back, it feels like Bookers big main event shot is already being overshadowed by bigger stars. Sting helped him out earlier in this show, and now Goldberg is pushing in the way. Personally, it’d be best to focus on Booker here completely right now and give him the spotlight without the bigger stars getting in the way. I just fear that with Goldberg calling out for his shot, Booker - as the lesser name - could get lost in the shuffle, or worse, have people less interested in his title opportunity and more interested in seeing Goldberg back in the hunt.


    You did a job of moving Goldberg out of the picture for now on Thunder, but he casts a big shadow over Bookers shot, knowing he’ll be involved in some form of contender match at Uncensored. What I did like was Nash blowing off Booker as a threat. I expect over the coming weeks, Booker will eventually plant some seeds of doubt in Nashs mind ahead of that title shot.


    Not sure what the intention is with Heenans Family jobbing out again on Thunder. It feels like the momentum gained at the PPV is now stripped away, and the legs have been cut from under Wrath and Bigelow. A shame, because You’d been doing a good job until this point with Wrath in particular.


    Also, giving away Bret vs Flair unadvertised with no build up makes no sense to me. That’s a big money PPV match imo.


    I’m really not into the Hogan infighting in the nWo right now. As a reader, it feels almost like Hogan is working as some kind of double agent at the minute, purposely ruining the best laid plans of the nWo from the inside. Big leaguing the president by putting himself forward to face Goldberg (Hogan vs Goldberg 2 should also be a much bigger deal imo) didn’t make a tonne of sense to me either. If Nash didn’t want Hogan, why not just tell Hogan to pipe down? Nash is the one with the power right now.


    I’ve enjoyed the angle with Bagwell looking to weasel his way into the nWo. Him begging Nash on Thunder was funny, and the progression on Nitro was decent too. Fun reading.


    Nitro was all about Jericho though, ultimately. A big night for Jericho, hinted at with the episode title, and the finish of the show was a great boost for the WCW guys after the recent successes of the nWo.


    Didn’t get to comment on everything going on, but wanted to drop my main thoughts on the recent slate of shows. I’ll be doing my best to keep up on a show by show basis from here!! Uncensored is shaping up as a massive card right now.


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    Thanks for the comments guys. Thought I would take a moment to address some points made by Wolfy. Thunder will be up later this evening.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf Beast View Post
    Moving on to Nitro, and that opening segment of Nash destroying the old tapes was incredible. Brilliant visual to have, and a perfect way to hammer home the fact that this is the nWo’s world now. One of the best ideas I’ve seen in any thread. Loved this. The whole new look to the show sends a big message too, driving home the importance of Nash gaining the Presidency. Bischoff joining the commentary booth again is a great move, as you’ve definitely lacked a pro nWo voice on the shows, and he’s a natural fit for the role.


    I was really proud of that segment. Obviously it's a spot that only works in time periods without major online publication of content so it was a perfect fit for this thread. I loved the idea of unless you have these events recorded on a VHS at home than you're never going to be able to see them again. It's over and I thought created a clear line in the sand for the old era versus this new one where the nWo (through Nash) have total control.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf Beast View Post
    I’m really not into the Hogan infighting in the nWo right now. As a reader, it feels almost like Hogan is working as some kind of double agent at the minute, purposely ruining the best laid plans of the nWo from the inside. Big leaguing the president by putting himself forward to face Goldberg (Hogan vs Goldberg 2 should also be a much bigger deal imo) didn’t make a tonne of sense to me either. If Nash didn’t want Hogan, why not just tell Hogan to pipe down? Nash is the one with the power right now.
    I do want to address this point but fear going deep into it will spoil the future of the story. I'll do my best though because both Wolfy and Stojy have mentioned it. Hogan is absolutely not a double agent. It's a case of two top dogs competing for the same spot at the top. Nash has the World Title and is now the President of WCW but Hogan is the guy who united the two opposing factions to form the super group version of the New World Order that we have seen since the start of this thread. In any business if you have two top guys who feel like they are the leader they'll eventually start to have issues. The dynamic we have here is that Nash joined AFTER Hogan did all the work but it was Nash who got the title shot, claiming the title from Goldberg who took it from Hogan and then secured ultimate power with the Presidency. In Hogan's eyes none of Nash's success since December would have been possible had Hogan not put all the work in to form the nWo as we know them now. Hogan isn't ruining the nWo - he's seeing control quickly slip from his grasp and into the hands of Kevin Nash. That's why he is taking action right now. As to why Nash couldn't overrule Hogan? Well, if you remember back to the start of the thread before Bischoff got axed it was revealed that Hogan has basically a God contract where he controls everything regarding himself. Thus, Nash can't squash the match between Hogan and Goldberg. It's a passive aggressive battle for power - both men have their own form of power but right now neither can overrule the other for total control. If you go back and look at some of the promos I'm very selective in the words for both Hogan and Nash regarding who is the leader of the New World Order. It's all in the details.

    Final point, I know Stojy has mentioned it a couple of times and that's the confusion around Bischoff's appointment as commentator. The answer is in the Starrcade segment where Bischoff is told by the nWo they will not help him against Flair. It's not about who is there, it's all about who isn't there.


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    nWo Thunder | March 4, 1999 | Winston-Salem, North Carolina

    "TO THE EXTREME"

    Thunder would open up with the promised call-out from The Giant towards his former allies in the New World Order. An ever growing swell of support from the fans continued to rise this week for The Giant, his actions at Super Brawl and Nitro helping encourage fans to cheer the man who once wore the red and black. The Giant stood in the middle of the ring, proud of his involvement in driving the nWo into retreat this past Monday and helping keep the WCW United States Heavyweight Title on Chris Jericho. It felt strange for The Giant to say it but that was the truth; Jericho had inadvertently shown him the truth about the nWo. They weren’t a family, all they are is a bunch of self-interested cowards who will use you and throw you to the side like trash! The Giant was having none of it anymore; he had finally stood up against the nWo and was going to do everything he could to bring the organization down to the ground. That continues tonight, a replay of the nWo screwing The Giant out of the battle royal a few weeks ago is shown on the big screen, The Giant calls for retribution. He wants any member of the nWo to fight him, right now. After a long waiting period, fans becoming restless with chants of ‘coward’, we finally see a member of the nWo arrive and it’s none other than Horace Hogan. When The Giant sees who is answering his challenge he throws his hands up in the air and looks to the crowd as if to say, “you’ve got to be kidding me.” Horace gets on the microphone and pokes fun at The Giant trying to make new friends after getting booted from the nWo. Smug as they come, Horace makes sure to remind everyone who his uncle is and that his uncle will defeat Goldberg.

    Horace laughs at The Giant’s request for a match with a member of the nWo. When asked why he is laughing by The Giant, Horace says that someone as irrelevant as The Giant has no place calling out the New World Order. The Giant remarks that Horace isn’t even a proper member, he’s just a lacky for his uncle and everyone knows it! That infuriates Horace, he gets up close to The Giant and pokes him with a finger – “Do you know who I am?! I am a Hogan! I’m no lacky. Get a referee out here and I’ll show you.” The magic words, out comes a referee and the match begins. It’s a very quick affair that concludes in about two minutes. Horace gets in no offense at all against The Giant, completely outmatched and spending most of the contest as a crash course dummy. Chops, slams and a chokeslam to end it at two minutes for The Giant. On commentary, Tony Schiavone remarks that this embarrassing performance only further adds to the horrible week that the New World Order has suffered.

    Following the opening match of the night, Dean Malenko complained to Arn Anderson in the hallway about the decision to make the WCW Cruiserweight Title match at Uncensored a triple threat. Malenko was not happy, citing Anderson’s decision as reckless and short-sighted because without the Ice Man the division was nothing. Pleading with Arn, Malenko told the Commissioner that they had just crowned a new champion and potentially losing the best champion they’ve had in years would do unrepairable damage to the integrity of the division. Outlining the possibility for injury in a triple threat environment, Malenko told Arn that he needed to reverse the decision and either have Mysterio Jr. and The Artist redo their match next week or scrub them entirely from contention since they had their shot and screwed it up. Not pleased with being harassed outside of his office, Arn informed Malenko that no change would be made. A look of frustration arose on the champion’s face, he began to campaign again but Arn held his hand up, bringing Dean to silence. Speaking firmly, Anderson pointed a finger at Malenko and told him that no change would be made, Malenko attempted to cost both men the match and avoid facing either when last week he was so confident that he could beat them both. No, the decision stands and Dean Malenko will face them both at Uncensored! Arn reminded Malenko that the champion was in no position to talk about the integrity of the division after what he did to Billy Kidman. The mere mention of the name bringing Malenko to the boil, he scoffed at Anderson before walking away, shoving a nearby crew worker into the side of the wall for no good reason.

    **Commercial Break**

    Next up, Rick Steiner made his way out to the ring to express his true feelings on his now former tag team partner Kenny Kaos. Boos from the crowd alerted Steiner to their disapproval of his actions from this past Monday, betraying his partner and leaving him when most in need. Steiner said he didn’t care what the people thought. He has spent years dominating tag team wrestling, he was a champion before Kaos even got into the business and now Rick is stuck on the outside looking in! Frustrated with the multiple defeats in tag title matches, Rick went on a tirade blaming Kenny for every loss, saying that he is a loose cannon, a punk who thinks he knows everything about professional wrestling. It has become clear that Kaos is a deadweight rather than a partner, so Rick cut the cord and tossed that anchor out to sea where it belongs. Rick makes it clear that his intentions still lie within the tag division and he will become a champion once again now that he has gotten rid of Kenny Kaos from his life. The crowd booed as Rick exited the ring, sticking his nose up at them as he made his way up the ramp, completely unfazed by the renewed heat that he is now receiving.

    Elsewhere, in what is one of the most anticipated matches in recent Thunder memory, Kanyon would give an interview about his Extreme Rules match against Stevie Richards. Once again it was made clear by Kanyon that Raven was not in the building, he was at home where Kanyon had ordered him to stay, like a good dog. He will do as he is told and nothing Stevie Richards’ does will change that. Kanyon asked Richards to think for a moment, to remember where Raven was before Kanyon saved his career. Yes, Kanyon credited himself as a saviour for Raven – pointing to his issues not only in the ring but also outside of it with substance abuse. Kanyon praised himself as a man who could take a worthless, broken man like Raven and drag his sorry carcass all the way to WCW World Tag Team glory! It was clear that Kanyon saw himself as the hero of this story and Richards was trying to rob him of the recognition that he so rightfully deserved. When asked about the hardcore element of tonight’s match and facing someone like Richards who has far more experience in the environment, Kanyon acted confident as always. He told Okerlund that this extreme stuff isn’t wrestling. Any kid can jump off a ladder, swing a chair or stick a few nails in a baseball bat. The real mark of a champion is what they do when the lights are on bright, the title is on the line and in that department Kanyon has far more experience than Stevie Richards. Smugly, Kanyon asked if ECW even had working lights down in their little bingo hall? Ending the interview, Kanyon displayed his tag title – speaking directly to Raven via the camera – and told him to watch carefully because tonight Kanyon promised to teach Raven a lesson in what happens when you disobey the hand that feeds you.

    You can tell when it’s an action-packed night on Thunder because the WCW World Television Title match is second on the card. In an exciting contest, with plenty of uncertainty about it after La Parka pinned Wrath last week. Wrath would ultimately come out with the title and the victory @ 7:01 over La Parka. It followed a hard week of action of Heenan’s clients but Wrath was able to get the victory with both Heenan and Bigelow at ringside. Parka put up a good fight, bringing the action to Wrath and positioning himself as the toughest challenger to date since Wrath has been on this unmatched run alongside Bobby Heenan. A pivotal moment of the match saw La Parka on the top rope, Heenan would jump onto the apron and distract the referee, allowing Bigelow to shove La Parka off the top causing him to crash down to the canvas. A pumphandle slam would soon follow – Wrath retaining the gold in his fourth title defence.

    **Commercial Break**

    In the back, Booker T and Stevie Ray exchanged a hug ahead of the latter’s huge potential championship opportunity later on in the main event. Booker T was dressed in street clothes, not competing tonight, while Ray was dressed to compete. They spoke about what happened on Nitro and Stevie Ray said he couldn’t be prouder to see his brother getting to the very top of the sport. It was a dream for both of them and the fact that Booker has a shot, which is all they have ever wanted, is amazing to the both of them. Booker thanks his brother, acknowledging that he couldn’t have done it without him and also wishes him luck later on tonight. Slapping his brother on the arm, Booker T remarked that it would be a great sight to see both of them with gold come Uncensored. They exchanged another hug when suddenly a group of security arrived on the scene. The security informed Booker T that he had to leave the building as he was not authorised to be here since he was not competing. Booker T pointed out that numerous guys were here tonight that aren’t competing but the security continued to pressure him – pushing Booker T away from his brother. Stevie Ray was on the verge of jumping in when Booker told him to stop – warning his brother about not messing up his match for later tonight – Booker T said he’d leave and wished his brother luck before being escorted out of the building by security.

    In the third match of the night, Kanyon defeated Stevie Richards in an Extreme Rules match which got very violent and pushed the limits of what we have seen in World Championship Wrestling. Both men would draw blood, Kanyon bleeding first followed by Richards. It was a chair shot to the skull which opened up Kanyon; Richards being split after colliding head first with the steel post on the outside of the ring. The match went 11:03 in total time – fans were totally into it. Chairs, steel steps, the ring bell, the announce desk, trash cans, steel chains and the WCW World Tag Team Title were all used in this contest. It was a hardcore brawl, both men dressed in street clothes – it was come dressed as you are – and so they did. They brawled throughout the arena, Kanyon being bloodied earlier and seeking refuge in the crowd. As the match progressed it was clear the Kanyon was adapting and he achieved great success when he embraced the extreme environment. The finish would occur when Richards attempted a superkick – Kanyon would duck underneath and quickly countered with a Flatliner onto the steel steps inside the ring. Richards was out at that point – Kanyon scored the three count and the match was over. However, Kanyon wasn’t finish and he proceeded to inflict more damage on Stevie as he attacked the previously broken neck. In a sickening sight, Kanyon placed a steel chair around the neck of Stevie and climbed the top turnbuckle – screaming at him that he should’ve never come to WCW – BUT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT! When they returned it was to a roar from the crowd as Raven stood between Richards and Kanyon! Not only that but Raven held the steel chair that was wrapped around the neck of his best friend. Slowly, Kanyon descended from the turnbuckle and exited the ring from the outside apron. His eyes never leaving Raven, carefully walking away with his victory. Inside the ring, Raven dropped the chair and shot Richards a quick glance. Richards would reach out with a hand, blood covering his face, asking for help but Raven would walk away and exit through the crowd - still yet to make a clear decision as to who he sides with.

    In a segment sponsored by the New World Order – Hollywood Hogan cut a promo on his opponent at Uncensored. That man is of course, Goldberg. The wound of their previous encounter was still eating away at Hogan, he could barely acknowledge the past loss, instead glazing over it as a long-forgotten memory. Hogan would dive into his classic self-promotion at the beginning, hyping his own accomplishments and arguing that Goldberg was a just another guy while Hogan had always been THE GUY! This was the biggest rematch in professional wrestling – the chance Hogan had been waiting for since that dreadful night in the Georgia Dome. This time it would be different – there would be no home court advantage, it wouldn’t be on four days’ notice and this time Hogan would come out as the winner. He had united the nWo, Hogan had seen the nWo rise to ultimate power, he had allowed Kevin Nash to secure the position of WCW President – this had been his plan from the start. In two weeks, Hogan would defeat Goldberg and in doing so would silence anyone who dared to question his place at the top of the industry which he singlehandedly redefined on more than one occasion.

    **Commercial Break**

    When Thunder returned from the break it was an uneventful situation at first as Schiavone and Bischoff hyped up the main event of the evening. They were running down the potential scenarios for Uncensored depending on which team won; Blue Bloods or Harlem Shake – especially after what happened with Kanyon earlier tonight. That discussion went out the window when Sting repelled from the rafters and landed on top of the announce desk. To a gigantic pop, Sting grabbed Eric Bischoff around the collar and lifted him out of his chair. The fans went crazy, Bischoff tried to worm his way free but Sting had him tight around the collar. Pleading for his life with fear in his eyes, his voice cracking, Bischoff begged Sting for mercy. In reality, Sting didn’t come for Easy E, he had come to deliver a message. Sting would pull Bischoff close and whisper something in his ear, pushed him back into his seat and pointed the baseball bat at Bischoff before rising back into the darkness of the rafters. When Schiavone asked what Sting had said, Bischoff replied that the Stinger wanted a match… against Curt Hennig at Uncensored… or else.

    After the surprise of the last segment, Thunder transitioned backstage where Lex Luger spoke with Gene Okerlund. You could see the enthusiasm in Luger having been one of the original defenders of WCW against the invading force that became the nWo. Luger said that after Super Brawl it was a weird feeling in the locker-room, they all felt like they have lost all the ground they had gained in recent months since Nash had become WCW President. However, after Nitro it was clear that the nWo are not without their own fractures. That was what gave Luger hope and the way the locker-room came together to stand with Chris Jericho at the end of the night made him damn proud to be a member of WCW. This company was built on that – what you saw at the end of Nitro – not what you see in those pre-taped advertisements the nWo push at every event. A slow clap could be heard coming from the right and in walked Bobby Heenan shaking his head. He asked Luger what had happened to the man who had so much potential when he only cared about himself. Now it seems that Luger spends far more time worrying about the thoughts of the people than he does actually succeeding. Heenan introduced Bam Bam Bigelow, calling him a man who only cares about one thing and that’s championship gold, and said that Luger could’ve been as a great as the Beast of the East. He could’ve continued winning titles but instead he is stuck playing second fiddle to a kid like Jericho! Luger stepped up to Heenan and told him that his opinions mean nothing, Bigelow would then inch in front of his manager and square off with the Total Package. Before a fight could break out, Okerlund got between the two men and called for some common sense to prevail here. Luger would walk away, leaving Heenan and Bigelow looking pleased with themselves.

    **Commercial Break**

    It had been built up all night and finally it had arrived. The main event of the evening, Blue Bloods versus Harlem Shake with the winner fighting for the WCW World Tag Team Titles at Uncensored against Kanyon & Raven. It would go five minutes before all hell would break loose! Harlem Shake were in position to win, Stevie Ray setting up for the Slapjack when the New World Order (Nash, Konnan and Savage) would come down to ringside. Led by Kevin Nash, the World Champion seething after what happened on Nitro, the nWo attacked Harlem Shake in full view of the referee. It was a clear violation of the rules but the referee DID NOT call for the DQ – nodding his head towards Kevin Nash! Schiavone reminded the fans that Booker T had been removed from the building – this was planned all along. The work was quickly done as to not allow WCW a chance to gather troops for a counter attack; Nash watched with glee as Konnan and Savage destroyed Stevie and Disco Inferno before tossing them back into the ring. Taylor and Eaton picked the bones, Taylor scoring the three count and sending the Blue Bloods to Uncensored. Thunder would come to a close with the nWo taking their leave – Kevin Nash still looking unhappy with how this week has gone for the organization. The final words of the night left everyone worried as Bischoff said; “You people have no clue what is coming for you now that he is angry.”

    END OF SHOW


    Quick Results:
    Spoiler:

    The Giant def. Horace Hogan
    Wrath def. La Parka
    Kanyon def. Stevie Richards
    Blue Bloods def. Harlem Shake


    Current Card for Uncensored ~ March 14, 1999
    nWo World Heavyweight Title: Kevin Nash (c) vs. Booker T
    WCW United States Heavyweight Title: Chris Jericho (c) vs. Scott Hall
    WCW Cruiserweight Title: Dean Malenko (c) vs. Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. The Artist
    WCW World Tag Team Titles: Kanyon & Raven (c) vs. Blue Bloods
    First Time Ever: Ric Flair vs. Shane Douglas
    World Title Contendership: Goldberg vs. Hollywood Hogan
    Curt Hennig vs. Sting
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    Excellent opening here. The fan in me loves the idea of The Giant and Jericho forming an alliance way back in 99! Giant comes out of this whole segment/match looking great, and he will be a big babyface in no time.

    Haha, coward Malenko trying everything to weasel his way out of defending against two men. I do feel like he will find a way to retain at the ppv.

    PUSH THE DOG FACED GREMLIN!!!!

    Hmm...not sure how to feel about a Kanyon/Richards feud. But I really disapprove of Raven being made to sound like a lowly bitch, as I am a huge fan of his.

    Wrath is a big dude, feels like he shouldnt need another big guy in Bam Bam helping him, dirty style.

    Its good to see a tag team, not be together but they didnt have to turn on each other. Just both going separate ways on their own journeys.

    Awesome Extreme Rules match. Kanyon did feel like the right choice for victor. RAVEN IS BACK!! I hope he ends up just whooping both guys and going it alone!

    Everything Id expect from Hogan. Cant wait to see Goldberg kick his ass again!

    It could just be me, but the Sting spot just screamed corny, at least how I picture it in my head. Hopefully he is more badass when match time comes.

    Good segment with Luger and Heenan. This did a lot of good for many things going on in your BTB.

    Damn, NWO do Stevie Ray dirty here. Really looking forward to some Booker T revenge.

    Your Uncensored card is already stacked and we have 10 days to go!

    Overall, a good show here. You continued pretty much all storylines and you are doing great work with the NWO vs. WCW stuff. Keep it up man!

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    Wow, Horace Hogan is a dummy, lol. Liked everything you did with this segment, with the content of Giants promo hitting all the big points. You’ve transitioned him well into the baby face role imo, considering how he was dumped from the nWo.


    Squashing Horace was absolutely the right call, as any other nWo affiliate wouldn’t fit. Giant should be steamrolling people right now. Considering how this show concluded, it was a nice way to kick things off, making it look like the nWo were in a shambles, coming off the heels of Nitro.


    Obviously Malenko isn’t happy. Typical sort of reaction you’d want and expect to see from a heel champion to a multi man title match.


    Interesting that Steiner said his future still lies in the tag division despite dumping his partner. Seems like a good move to me, as the division still is crying out for depth. Don’t know if you’d reform the Brothers tag team, seeing as Scott is involved in the nWo, and is arguably above the tag belts right now, but I’d dig it. Pleased the Kaos team is done at least.


    You got it right; the Extreme Rules Match is one of the most anticipated matches in recent Thunder history. Kanyon maybe giving away that he’s concerned about what Raven night do by ordering him to stay at home. The lights on bright line followed by Kanyon asking if they even had working lights in ECW was great too.


    Expected Wrath to run through La Parka to get some heat back, but at seven minutes, it suggests it was more of a contest than you’d have expected. Four title defences already for Wrath is an impressive statistic though, and something I’d expect Heenan to be soon crowing about.


    Extreme Rules match didn’t disappoint. Kanyon winning was probably to be expected, but that post match angle was pretty nuts. Kanyon losing control, going too far, and Raven of all people putting a stop to it. It’s certainly raises a lot of questions about this triangle, with Raven defying his partner, and Kanyon actually showing some trepidation of Raven for a change. Interesting development.


    Not sure what to say about the Sting bit, if I’m honest. Feels like we’ve been here before with the year long plus Sting/nWo rivalry a few years back, and it’s just sort of treading old ground. Maybe, I’m being a bit harsh. Considering Sting is essentially the equivalent of Undertaker, The Deadman has gotten away with doing the same schtick for decades and no one complains. I just feel like Stings involvements in WCW right now are a little inconsequential, given how hot he should’ve been when making his comeback a few weeks ago.


    Setting up a Luger/Bigelow feud is fine. Keeps both guys busy, and gives Bam Bam something meaningful to do hopefully. What this means for Lex and his involvement in the WCW/nWo angle remains to be seen, I guess, but I’d imagine he’s transitioning out of it.


    Main event angle absolutely rocked. A great plan by the nWo, and not one I’d really saw coming. With the Booker/Stevie segment earlier, the feeling was that Booker being asked to leave was just mind games by Nash ... but it turned out to be much more than that. After everything that went down on Nitro with the nWo being humiliated, this was one hell of a bounce back. Nash throwing his weight around, and the referee clearly following orders was a great reminder of who’s calling the shots, and a nice way to build some more heat for Nash/Booker with Nash decimating Stevie Ray. Tremendous stuff.


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    Opening the show with The Giant’s open challenge to any member of the NWO is fine enough. I thought this promo was very important because whilst it was short, it kind of finally have us a bit more insight into Giant’s headspace after being booted from the group. Admitting Jericho helped him in a weird way and talking about how he wants to take them down is a nice way to continue to get the fans in this man’s favour. The back and forth with Horace was fine and of course the NWO aren’t going to send a big name out, especially not on Thunder. Squash match to follow and whilst this wasn’t anything amazing, it felt really important for the character of The Giant. A good start to Thunder and hopefully now I can start to feel for The Giant a little bit, as initially I didn’t want to, just because he got kicked out of the NWO doesn’t mean suddenly he’s not an asshole.

    Malenko/Anderson segment was pretty standard but I enjoyed it, playing off the typical champion at a disadvantage in a triple threat match scenario. I would have maybe liked a call back to Malenko’s horsemen days to further try and convince Double A for nostalgia, but I guess not. Decent enough here anyway.

    Rick Steiner promo shocked me a little. The running down of his former partner was to be expected, however I’m surprised that he wants to continue in the tag team division. Especially since he’s just had a partner who was apparently the reason for all of his losses, why would he want another one? I think the only way this really works is if he reunites with his brother otherwise it comes across as kind of bust.

    Further arrogance from Kanyon here and I continue to really enjoy his role in this Raven angle. I think you can probably tell that this is one of my favourite things you are running right now, and Kanyon was perfect here again. The message and insults to Raven, followed by the cracks at ECW, especially with the anybody can get hit with a weapon or jump off a ladder line… Awesome stuff. I can’t wait for this match later on tonight. I guess if I wanted to be critical considering the build and importance of this match, it’s a little strange that it has taken until half way through the show for it to be mentioned.

    La Parka was always just a filler challenger here for Wrath who picks up another win. I was surprised that he needed help from the rest of The Heenan Family but it does put over their strength in numbers. Hopefully more victories follow for this crew as you continue to build them up as a threat.

    Booker T and Stevie Ray segment was a nice touching moment that all of the fans would have been happy with. Security kicking out Booker obviously makes me smell a rat. I’ll be looking forward to seeing what happens later on.

    Kanyon and Richards sounds as awesome as I thought it would be. The ECW fan in me is a little disappointed this match didn’t get a proper write up, but you know, at the same time I get it. Kanyon looks really good coming out of this, but the aftermath is obviously where the money is, with Raven saving Richards from serious injury but still being unsure. This continues to be enjoyable, and surely it’s only a matter of time until Raven chooses a side now. Great stuff.

    Considering what you mentioned in your previous post, I LOVED the fact that Hogan was still trying to claim power here. Personally, it looks pretty obvious that Big Kev is the man in charge but Hogan mentioning that he allowed Nash to become WCW President was brilliant. Veiled shots 101. The stuff he mentioned about Goldberg was pretty stock standard, more interested in the Nash stuff at the moment. Good promo.

    Bloody hell! A Sting appearance on Thunder? I didn’t expect that but the surprise is what makes this version of the Sting character work. Sting/Hennig will be awesome at Uncensored.

    Luger’s promo in the beginning was fine, but obviously the Heenan interaction is what we came to see. I actually enjoyed this with Heenan criticising Lex based off of crap that happened in the past. The mention of Jericho is an interesting one and I wonder if we could be about to see some more WCW in fighting. A heel Lex seems like it could be a possibility… Fun segment that’s for sure, whether I’m reading too much into or not, I’m unsure, but I’m watching this space.

    Main event tag title match was always going to be The Blue Bloods winning but the way it came about was awesome. Nash has got Booker removed and then the NWO attack and cost his brother. A perfect way to get Booker majorly pissed, and for NWO to come out on top tonight. Terrific stuff.

    A stand out episode of Thunder here. A LOT happened and it was all a lot of fun, angles progressed well, Sting challenged Hennig, and everything looks set up and primed for another killer edition of Nitro next week. Fantastic job here with the B show.









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    RETURNING FIRE


    PREVIEW
    One week ago, on nWo Nitro the intense struggle for control heated up to another level when World Championship Wrestling united to deliver a stiff punch to the gut of the New World Order. The men in red and black were arrogant, they had not just the nWo World Heavyweight Championship but the man holding it happens to be the President of the company. They felt untouchable. That was a big mistake on their part. In front of millions of viewers around the world and a jam-packed arena; Kevin Nash’s nWo felt the sting of what the letters WCW mean to the boys in the back. Driven from the arena as the show ended it was clear that World Championship Wrestling can in fact stand against the nWo if everyone unites under a single interest. The question remains as to whether the big-name personalities like Goldberg, Sting, Roddy Piper and Lex Luger, to name a few, can indeed do that.

    It was supposed to a one match night for Chris Jericho when he defended the WCW United States Heavyweight Title against Scott Steiner. Following his victory, it would turn sour for the champion as he came across Kevin Nash in the backstage area. Nash was not pleased about seeing the nWo once again fail to dethrone Jericho and decided to force the champion to defend the title again later in the night during the main event. With chaos surrounding ringside and the involvement of both the nWo and WCW; Jericho would overcome the odds and retain his title against the President and World Champion. This victory has only further angered the nWo and the big guns are coming out to deal with the pest that is Jericho. This week, Chris Jericho teams with Booker T to take on the Outsiders! Kevin Nash and Scott Hall will combine and represent the New World Order against their Uncensored opponents in a preview six days before the big event.

    There is a growing feeling amongst wrestling fans that Goldberg is six days away from being named the number one contender for the nWo World Heavyweight Title. He needs only defeat one man – Hollywood Hogan. That’s easier said than done in the world of professional wrestling. Many have stepped into the ring with the larger than life athlete but only a few have ever forced his shoulders to the mat for a count of three. One of those men was Goldberg! Having defeated Hogan in their only previous encounter it has given Goldberg a great deal of confidence. He will take that confidence with him when he steps into the ring to open the show against Buff Bagwell. Seeking to impress the nWo and gain a spot in their ranks once again Bagwell will try his luck at weakening Goldberg before his encounter with Hogan on Sunday. It is no secret that Hogan will be in the arena for nWo Nitro and has made it clear that he will have something to say to the man he faces at Uncensored. You cannot miss the explosive confrontation between Goldberg and Hogan before their rematch!

    Dean Malenko fought for the right to be called WCW Cruiserweight Champion but his reign hasn’t been as comfortable as he might have expected. With challengers coming from left and right it was Malenko who bragged about how he could defeat any number of men at the same time. He will get the chance to prove it at Uncensored in a Triple Threat Match against Rey Mysterio Jr. and The Artist. This week, Malenko will be forced to team with The Artist to take on Mysterio Jr. and the newly single star Kenny Kaos. Can the Ice Man work with the over the top Artist or will Mysterio Jr. and Kaos capitalise on their odd couple opponents?

    Last Thursday night it was Thunder that went hardcore! Kanyon and Stevie Richards tore each other to pieces in one of the most violent matches we have seen on Thunder. There was blood to be seen and, in the end, it was Kanyon who came out the victor. After the match was finished Kanyon want to inflict more punishment on Richards. He was infuriated, seeking to silence the man who dared challenge Kanyon’s treatment of his tag partner Raven, and attempted to break his neck! Luckily, Raven would arrive and put a stop to the assault. It was far from a choosing of sides though as Raven never acted against his tag team partner – he only protected Richards. Kanyon is never one to shy away from television time and he has been granted the opportunity to speak this week on Nitro. Rumours are circulating that the number one contenders – the Blue Bloods – are also seeking to make a statement this week with their title shot approaching in less than a week.



    Confirmed Matches:

    Chris Jericho & Booker T vs. The Outsiders (Nash & Hall)

    Goldberg vs. Buff Bagwell

    Dean Malenko & The Artist vs. Rey Mysterio Jr. & Kenny Kaos

    Kanyon will make a statement about his victory over Stevie Richards from Thunder

    Bret Hart is confirmed for in-ring action against The Giant

    Curt Hennig will respond to Sting's challenge for a match at Uncensored

    Bobby Heenan makes a big announcement




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    Really happy to see this back. You hadn't posted in awhile and I started to get a little concerned. Outsiders/Jericho and Booker should be an absolute banger, Hart/Giant should be fun and expect Malenko and Artist to have issues in the Cruiserweight match.

    Looking forward to seeing what Heenan's announcement is to. As always, I'll be reading.









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    nWo Nitro | March 8, 1999 | Worcester, Massachusetts

    "RETURNING FIRE"


    A loud and proud welcome from Eric Bischoff on commentary who sounds surprisingly energetic considering the horrid week that the New World Order had over the past seven days. Schiavone is right there to chime in with a recap of the events last week including; Hogan and Goldberg’s rematch being confirmed for Uncensored, Jericho retaining the WCW United States Heavyweight Title twice in one night and the total dominance of WCW over the nWo throughout the week. After some banter between Bischoff and Schiavone about the current state of WCW and the war between the two factions, our attention turns to the entrance ramp when Goldberg makes his way out to the ring for the opening match of the night. Thousands stand within the arena as Goldberg emerges from fire and smoke, breathing in like a dragon and stepping into the realm of battle unlike any force in professional wrestling. Once inside the ring, Goldberg stands in a corner and awaits his opponent amidst a sea of cheers from the live audience. While awaiting the arrival of his opponent, Bischoff and Schiavone review the footage of last week when Goldberg couldn’t bare to look at Booker T holding the World Title. Bischoff argues that’s a huge weakness for WCW and one that doesn’t exist within the New World Order – jealously! Schiavone emphatically denies it, praising Goldberg’s will to compete and turns it around by saying that it’s a shame none of the nWo members have the drive to be the best and are happy playing second fiddle while Kevin Nash runs wild.

    Finally, Buff Bagwell steps out onto the stage to take his place in this contest. Booed by the crowd, Bagwell grabs a microphone and begins to praise the genius of Kevin Nash for giving him this chance to knock the almighty Bill Goldberg off his high horse. While the crowd are eating this up booing Bagwell more than any reaction he has received in months as a babyface, Goldberg is no-selling the antics and remains stoic inside the ring. This gets under Bagwell’s skin as he enters the ring, still shouting into the microphone praising the brilliance of Kevin Nash for saving this company from the likes of Goldberg. Prodding further, Buff tells Goldberg that he will never match up to the great Kevin Nash – the wisest man in all of professional wrestling. Not only that but Goldberg won’t get lucky like he did last time when he stands across from Hollywood Hogan. Now that peaks Goldberg’s attention – a note that Schiavone makes on commentary – as Bagwell continues to swear loyalty to the nWo and praises them. Getting right in the face of Goldberg, Bagwell shouts that this Sunday it’ll be Hogan that gets the best in the rematch. No hometown advantage, no short notice – and most of all we have seen what happens when Goldberg stands across from a member of the nWo on pay-per-view, he loses! Bagwell begins to chuckle, bobbing his head back and forth as he stares out into the audience, disposing of his microphone, before turning back into a spear! The referee signals for the bell as Goldberg unloads on Buff!

    Match One
    Goldberg vs. Buff Bagwell
    In a quick one-minute squash match to get Goldberg a victory on Nitro and provide him some televised wrestling time, Goldberg completely dominates Bagwell from the opening bell. A spear opens things up after a long rant, Goldberg then throws Buff into the corner and delivers stiff kicks to the head and body. The crowd deliver loud chants of ‘Goldberg’ throughout the contest and Bischoff consistently reminds the audience after each big move that Bagwell is not an officially recognized member of the New World Order. Schiavone argues he might as well be considering how big of a shill he has become since placing all his eggs in their basket coming out of this war as the winners. At one point, Bagwell does manage to rake the eyes of Goldberg but he runs right into a thrust kick to the head. A spear and Jackhammer combination ends the match at around one minute thirty and gets a big response from the crowd.
    Winner:
    Goldberg @ 01:29

    The night is not over for Goldberg however as after the match is done, at the top of the ramp, Hollywood Hogan struts out to the tune of Jimmy Hendrix on the guitar. Hogan is oozing confidence, playing the air-guitar, bringing his nephew Horace along for the ride and exchanging fist bumps with him. Fans shower Hogan with boos, his ego so large he ignores them completely as he rips a microphone from an attendant’s hand. Hogan chuckles and asks if that was the best Goldberg could do. All things considered, Hogan is not impressed by that performance and it only reaffirms what he already knew – Hollywood is winning on Sunday (brother!). With glee in his voice, Hogan holds up three fingers and reminds the world that when he beats Goldberg he’ll be the third person in the world to do it. All three members of Hogan’s New World Order – a group put together by him, saved by the Hulkster – and returned to former glory in his vision. More heat from the crowd as Hogan recalls the first time they fought, taking us back to the night Goldberg captured the World Title when he defeated Hollywood Hogan. Pointing down to the ring, Hogan says that was then and this is now. Goldberg was undefeated, he was ruthless and he believed he was invincible but not anymore. Hogan taps the side of his head, “You know you can be beat. That is the key. If you could lose twice before then you can sure as hell lose to me, brother! I’m the greatest of all time so don’t think you can step into the ring with me and not have your shoulders on that mat for three seconds!”

    Having heard enough, Goldberg tells Hogan to shut his mouth before he walks up that ramp and shuts it for him. Huge cheers from the crowd, Hogan takes a few steps back towards the entrance chute in case Goldberg makes a sprint for it. That’s not going to happen. Goldberg instead leans against the ropes, he tells Hogan he should be worried. Those defeats he suffered didn’t kill his drive to win – it made Goldberg want it more. He spent weeks whining and moaning about them but now, after going through hell against DDP, Goldberg can see the forest through the trees people were talking about and that’s the death of the New World Order! Hogan’s eyes pop, he shakes his head and tells Goldberg that the nWo will never die. In response, Goldberg says he has heard that before – they once said Hulkamania wouldn’t die but it was Hogan himself who cast the final stone on the grave. Well, Goldberg issues a promise – the nWo is not immortal and when the time comes he’ll be the one to cast the final stone on the grave. “To take out the nWo I will go through you, Hogan!” The applause is thunderous inside the arena as Goldberg throws down the microphone and points towards Hogan. A huge statement has been made here tonight. On commentary, Schiavone calls this the darkest day for the New World Order! How can the nWo stop Goldberg? Bischoff doesn’t even flinch, he tells Schiavone to be careful how arrogant he gets, claiming that the night is still young.


    ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL ** COMMERCIAL **


    When Nitro returns from the break, Arn Anderson is shown sitting in his office, much smaller than in recent months, doing some paperwork when the door flings open. The Commissioner looks up from his desk to find Shane Douglas and Francine having barged in without knocking or announcing themselves. Anderson slowly removes his reading glasses and asks what Douglas wants and why he thinks it’s acceptable to enter this office without knocking. The Franchise mocks Arn with a laugh, grabbing Francine and pulling her close, as he calls this a broom closet more than an office. Since coming to WCW Douglas tells Arn that not only has he seen the decline of Ric Flair but now, standing across from the Enforcer, he can see that yet another old horse needs to be put out to pasture. Legends of the past clinging to the business – Douglas shakes his head and says it’s pitiful. In the end, guys like Arn and Ric will learn that their time is done either by father time or by a guy willing to stand up against them like the Franchise! Standing up from his desk, Arn warns Douglas that at Uncensored he isn’t facing some old man. No, Douglas will face Ric Flair – the greatest in-ring wrestler of all time and somebody that Douglas couldn’t even lace boots with. That stings, Douglas steps forward and looks to fire a punch but Francine grabs his arm and calms him down, stroking his shoulders and whispering in his ear. The Franchise smirks, shrugging his shoulders a little bit as he lowers his fist and strokes his chin. He tells Anderson that it’ll be the greatest day of his life when he beats Ric Flair – it’ll be up there with that time he threw down the NWA World Heavyweight Championship and tossed that piece of trash in the garbage where it belonged. Just like Arn and Ric, that title was dead long ago and it was Douglas who killed it. This Sunday, he’ll do the exact same thing to Ric Flair. With a smug look on his face, Douglas heads for the door only to quickly spin back around and spit in the face of Arn Anderson! The Enforcer is shaking with rage; Douglas sticks his chin out and dares Anderson to throw a punch. It’s tempting but Arn and Shane know full well that the Enforcer has a neck injury which can’t afford any physical altercation. As the spit is wiped from his face, Arn solemnly tells Douglas to get out of his office – the Franchise slowly walking away while mocking the Horsemen with four fingers.



    Back at ringside, Juventud Guerrera makes his way down to the ring for some cruiserweight action. There is a total of three competitors in this upcoming match with Chavo Guerrero Jr. already being in the ring and Psicosis who makes his entrance third. The fierce competitive rivalry between Juventud and Psicosis is on show when they meet up outside the ring before the contest can officially begin. They trade words back and forth; a slight shoving match occurs as the referee jumps between them. Schiavone reminds the audience that these cruiserweights know each other so well and have all at one time or another gotten the best of each other. You can see that those wounds never truly heal as Psicosis and Juventud are ready to get at each other. Inside the ring, Chavo is loving that his opponents are so focused on each other. He dances around the ring and slaps his chest with confidence, pointing and mocking them, telling the audience he is going to win this thing.

    Match Two
    Juventud Guerrera vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. Psicosis
    In a high flying display of action these three mainstays of the WCW Cruiserweight division put on a show. Flying across the ring and giving the crowd a whole lot to be amazed at in the seven minutes they had to work with. The match had no rest spots, it was big spot after big spot with non-stop action across the board. Chavo’s antics before the match begun would cost him from the start. Juventud and Psicosis, while bitter enemies, put aside their problems once they saw Chavo acting so arrogant. Bouncing him back and forth like a pinball, Juventud and Psicosis would get it down to the two of them and trade wild punches across the ring. A major spot in the match would see Juventud springboard from the ring apron into a backflip to land on Psicosis on the outside of the ring. In the chaos of the high flying setting, Chavo Guerrero Jr. would become an afterthought for both Juventud and Psicosis as their hatred for each other became the focal point. Even our commentators failed to point out that Chavo hadn’t been seen since the opening minute until he reappeared after Psicosis was perched for a diving leg drop. From the outside, Chavo would shove Psicosis to the floor, hit the Frog Splash from the top onto Juventud and steal the victory.
    Winner:
    Chavo Guerrero Jr. @ 07:23

    The celebrations would begin for little Chavo Guerrero Jr. who steps out of his uncle’s shadow tonight on nWo Nitro! Sliding to the outside of the ring, Chavo would demand the referee hold his hand high in the air, soaking in the taste of victory and reminding the fans that he had done it. Chavo watched the replays with delight, praising his technique on the Frog Splash as he made his way up the entrance ramp to resounding boos from the crowd. Schiavone would criticize Chavo’s lack of in-ring time during the match but Bischoff would declare that it was a brilliant strategy by Chavo and something he would’ve done. It’s a big win for Chavo as the WCW Cruiserweight division continues to provide opportunities for superstars. The fans continue to boo Chavo as he reaches the top of the ramp, shaking them off and doing a little shimmy before heading backstage.



    Things are about to get interesting because Larry Zbyszko is standing backstage with the WCW United States Heavyweight Champion – Chris Jericho. The crowd erupts with cheers when Jericho appears on the big screen, chanting his name and recognizing him as one of the best that WCW has to offer. Zbyszko asks Jericho about the success that WCW had last week and what it means for the company and the fans. Jericho tells Larry that what you saw last week wasn’t done overnight. The coming together of nearly every major star, people with differing opinions, egos galore, it could’ve gone horribly wrong, yet everyone came together when we needed to. Jericho points to the battles between Goldberg and DDP, citing them as a huge turnaround for many within the locker-room. We all saw them go to war, missing the bigger picture, and that brought people together. At the end of the day, this company needs to survive if any of us are going to have a chance to make it. Jericho looks into the camera, he says that the lines have been drawn and it is clear that the nWo can’t win when WCW are united. Last week they proved that when the nWo attempted to take the United States Heavyweight Title but they failed! Not just because of Jericho; it was because WCW came together and smacked the nWo right in the mouth. Larry praises Jericho’s individual performance last week, defending the title twice and he asks how that could factor into the title defence this Sunday. Taking a moment to think, Jericho tells Larry that he knows Scott Hall is one of the best ever. He has beaten some of the best to ever do it but right now Jericho is as hot as they come. It’ll take everything Hall has if he wants to take the title back! Before Larry can ask a final question, we see chaos backstage with people swarming around an injured superstar. The camera follows Jericho as he approaches the scene to find Mike Enos knocked out! Nobody has any clue what happened, Jericho calls for a medical team and showing great concern for a fellow WCW wrestler as we cut to a commercial break.


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    When Nitro returns from the commercial break, Schiavone and Bischoff discuss the scene from backstage where Mike Enos was found badly beaten. They promise to have an update later in the show on his condition once they get word. Meanwhile, Bam Bam Bigelow makes his way down to the ring along with his manager Bobby Heenan. Bigelow is such a menacing force that fans in the first few rows don’t even bother getting out of their seats in fear of what Bigelow might do if they look at him the wrong way. Heenan is shown giving words of encouragement to his newest client, a hand place on the shoulder and talking into the big man’s ear. Next out is a fan favourite, the legend himself, Nature Boy Ric Flair. Strutting out to his iconic theme, Flair displays a beautifully made robe and slicked back blond hair. The crowd are on their feet with respect for Flair as he entrances the ring, shooting a look to Heenan and a quick smirk.

    Match Three
    Bam Bam Bigelow (w/Bobby Heenan) vs. Ric Flair
    It was a very competitive match up between two huge names in World Championship Wrestling. From the opening bell it was Bigelow who took control, using his size and strength to back Flair into the corner and work on the mid-section. Trapped in the corner and tossed around the ring it was looking like a rough night for Flair until he managed to duck out of the way of a splash in the third corner he was placed him. After the miss, Flair would target the right leg of Bigelow in preparation for the Figure Four. Unable to lift the big man off his feet it forced Flair to twist and turn the leg rather than to elevate it and bring it crashing down to the canvas. Flair would climb to the second rope at one point and drop an elbow across the joint – giving the crowd a Woo afterwards to a big pop. The finish of the match occurred as Flair went for the Figure Four, Heenan would jump onto the apron causing Flair to rush towards him with a wild right hand. Heenan, being the veteran, would jump off the apron before contact and in doing so would receive a warning from the referee. At this point, Shane Douglas sprinted down to the ring and clocked Ric Flair with a steel chair! Just like he did at Super Brawl IX! Bigelow refused to score the pinfall off that however, forcing Flair up and hitting Greetings From Asbury Park for the pin even though the contest was finished the moment Douglas hit Flair with the chair.
    Winner:
    Bam Bam Bigelow @ 08:01

    The heat from the crowd was as passionate as we have heard from an audience in a long time. Flair was cut – as expected – and Shane Douglas returned to the ring with Francine on the outside. Heenan and Bigelow took no part in the aftermath as they made their exit up the entrance ramp. Much to the dismay of Schiavone, who asked if Douglas could go no lower, the Franchise would grab Flair by the hair and shout that this was what he deserved. Douglas’ eyes were mad with anger – he truly hates Ric Flair and with that same venom he spat directly in the face of the Nature Boy as he had done earlier in the night to Arn Anderson. Douglas throws Flair down to the mat, placing a boot on his back and poses with Francine whilst the crowd jeer at the sight they are seeing. The views on commentary were vastly different; Bischoff claiming that this was what wrestling was built on and that Douglas was looking to remove the old guard like any new prospect should. Schiavone found that revolting and told Bischoff that there is a level of respect that should go to the people who built this industry. Ric Flair is one of those names and if Douglas wanted a match to see if he was equal to the Nature Boy then he could’ve gone about getting it in about ten different ways that didn’t involve disgracing an entire career!



    Transitioning to the backstage area, Gene Okerlund is standing by with Eddie Guerrero who looks absolutely furious. In his hand are two tickets and Latino Heat shouts at the top of his lungs that this is what he has been told by Kevin Nash that he is doing this Sunday. “Do you understand what this means, Gene? They didn’t think Uncensored needed to have Latino Heat on the card!” Listing off his recent accomplishments including a huge victory over Mil Mascaras just two weeks ago, Guerrero is outraged that the American promoters would disrespect him and his culture by failing to recognize the biggest star in international wrestling. Okerlund asks if perhaps it’s a chance for Eddie to gain some much-needed rest after only competing on pay-per-view recently rather than a slight against him. That doesn’t pass the smell test for Guerrero as he waves the tickets in the air. Oh no, Eddie Guerrero will be at Uncensored and sure as the sky is blue it will not be simply as a fan. Latino Heat scowls, staring into the camera, and warns everyone that he may not have a match this Sunday but he’ll make a statement about his future. “Because believe me, Papi! I won’t be sitting on the sideline when Spring Stampede rolls around. Viva La Raza!” A disgruntled Eddie Guerrero storms out of the interview area, leaving Gene to wrap up the segment, whilst Schiavone and Bischoff debate would Guerrero could mean about making a statement at Uncensored considering he has no match.



    Tony Schiavone is about to throw it to a commercial break when he informs us that something is occurring backstage and we have a camera on the way. The feed changes to the camera in question which is still running to get into position. The feed is a little fuzzy but it is clear that Roddy Piper is being attacked by two men. As the feed clears up we identify the men as nWo members – Randy Savage and Konnan. It’s a brutal two on one sneak attack and Piper is struggling to protect himself as punches come from every direction. Konnan nails Piper in the back of the head a few times, dropping him to the cold cement and it is followed up by Savage stomping on the Hot Rod’s torso. With a vending machine nearby, Konnan and Savage pick Piper up, line up the target and then throw him towards the vending machine! The glass shatters and Piper bounces off, little cuts everywhere, glass all over the floor as Konnan and Savage inspect their handy work. A crew of medical personnel arrive on the scene and to the surprise of everyone they do not get any resistance from the nWo. Konnan and Savage exchange fist bumps, telling Piper that he needs to know his place like the others and that they’ll all get what is coming to them tonight, before leaving the scene. The camera zooms in on Piper – laying on top of glass and in a world of pain as the medical team checks on him. Schiavone highlights that this is almost exactly how they found Mike Enos earlier tonight backstage! Bischoff remains silent – never uttering a word.


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    It’s a weird atmosphere backstage when Nitro returns following a second victim of a backstage assault. In reaction to this the backstage area is now filled with security who are all gathered around Kevin Nash. As President of WCW, Nash orders that all the exits to the arena be sealed for the safety of everyone to stop any potential risks from getting into the building. The security split up and go to complete the order given by Nash – the President looking rather pleased with himself until Hollywood Hogan approaches. Hogan and Nash discuss what happened earlier tonight with Goldberg. It’s a vastly different reaction from both men, Hogan is genuinely concerned about the threat Goldberg poses to the nWo while Nash tells Hogan that right now Goldberg isn’t anything more than a nuisance. In response, Hogan raises his voice and reminds Nash that should Goldberg win on Sunday then he would get a shot at the nWo World Heavyweight Title. Nash’s arrogance fades and it turns into a look of vile distaste, he turns to Hogan and says that for Goldberg to do that he’d need to get past Hogan. “Do your job and Goldberg becomes an afterthought. You were so confident beforehand just like you were with Jericho.” Nash and Hogan are inches away from each other – Nash pats Hogan on the shoulder and tells him that his night is over; “Go home. You’re not needed tonight.” With that said, Nash walks on past Hogan without sharing another glance. Hogan glares back over his shoulder – his fists clenched but nevertheless he heads for the door and makes his exit for the night. By the order of Kevin Nash, it would seem that Hollywood Hogan will play no more role in Nitro this evening.



    Before the fourth match of the night can get underway, Bret Hart requests a microphone during his entrance much to the dismay of the crowd. Hart explains that while these people in the arena, and the millions watching at home, have no standard to live up to, he is gifted with the birthright of excellence. Being born into excellence is a gift that the Hitman has embraced since day one and he has taken the name of ‘Hart’ to new levels within this industry. That name means he demands a certain level of respect that wasn’t shown to him by Diamond Dallas Page two weeks ago. That’s what DDP had to be reminded of who stands in the ring right now – it’s Bret Hart! The best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be. Hart warns everyone to never forget that otherwise they’ll end up like DDP did last week. He caused that, Page deserved it and Bret states that he refuses to be disrespected by lesser talent like DDP. Hart wants to continue his rant but is cut off by the appearance of his opponent – The Giant! Fan support continues to grow for the former member of the New World Order after multiple appearances alongside fan favourites and vital assists during key moments against the nWo. Schiavone credits The Giant’s resolve after coming back from a blindsided attack after Souled Out and now being a key member in WCW against the nWo. Bischoff loathes The Giant and mocks WCW for taking in a guy who wasn’t cutting the mustard in the superior nWo!

    Match Four
    Bret Hart vs. The Giant
    Another back and forth match on Nitro this week with Hart and The Giant both getting in key spots against the other. The opening portion of the contest was a game of cat and mouse as Bret Hart wanted no part of the much larger man. The Giant offered Bret a free go, sticking his head down and allowing the Hitman to apply a headlock. Bret would take up the offer but instead of a headlock he would drive his elbow into the back of The Giant’s neck. Throughout the contest, Hart would use his technical skill while The Giant was looking for one big shot to finish off the contest. Stuck on the shoulders of The Giant, Hart would rake the eyes to escape and hit a dropkick to send the big man to the outside. At a count of nine The Giant would return to the ring – frustrating the Hitman who would’ve happily taken a count-out victory. The match concluded with Bret climbing onto the top rope, the Sharpshooter not being able to be configured because of the size of The Giant, and jumping off with a double axe handle only to be caught and hit with a chokeslam! The Giant would score the three count and notch his biggest win since leaving the nWo.
    Winner:
    The Giant @ 09:11

    It’s a resounding uproar of cheers for The Giant as he raises his hands in victory over the Hitman. Tony Schiavone hypes up The Giant on his road to redemption for all the past wrongs he has done and states that his willingness to stand with WCW is the first step forward for him. Bischoff remains disgusted with what he has seen and says that The Giant got lucky tonight, and surely wouldn’t be able to defeat Bret Hart on a second try. Speaking of the Hitman, Hart pulls himself back to a vertical base after The Giant makes his exit from the ring and walks up the entrance ramp. While still recovering, Hart begins to hear boos and mockery from the crowd, sending him into a fit of anger. Hart shouts them down, reinforcing once again that he was born better than all of them put together.

    At this point, Arn Anderson makes his way out to the ring much to the surprise of the Hitman. It has not been a fun night for the Commissioner but he stands confidently at the top of the ramp and ready to do his duty. Hart waves his hands in the air – demanding to know what the hell Arn is doing out here. The Enforcer informs Hart that over the weekend he received a phone from Diamond Dallas Page. While Page was unable to be cleared for tonight thanks to the attack by Bret – which Arn denounces as cowardly – he will be cleared in six days at Uncensored. Fans can see where this is going and begin to cheer; Bret has figured it out and begins to wave it off, refusing to listen. Anderson speaks with authority, raising his voice and pointing towards Bret. Since Bret wants to talk about being born better than everyone else and claims to be the best inside that ring, he will get the chance to prove it! In six days Bret Hart will face DDP in a singles match at Uncensored! Bret kicks the bottom rope and tears a turnbuckle pad to pieces, tossing it to the floor as Anderson says he is not finished. DDP was unable to be here tonight but he will be on Thunder this week as will Bret when they both sign the contract for their match. According to Arn that is not a request, it’s an order and should Bret refuse to show up he’ll find himself banned from ever competing for the WCW United States Heavyweight Title ever again. The segment comes to a close with Anderson wishing Bret luck and telling him he looks forward to seeing him on Thursday. Inside the ring, Bret is ready to pull his hair out – his one goal to getting back the United States Title will become impossible if he tries to worm his way out of this match.



    With a look of apprehension, Lex Luger is shown backstage checking every corner before he proceeds. The two backstage assaults no doubt causing some concern for members of the roster. On his way through the backstage area, Luger comes across multiple exits that are locked up with riot squad security standing guard and they refuse to allow anyone to pass. A clear look of concern appears on the face of Luger, he runs his fingers through his hair and looks deep in thought when Bobby Heenan approaches him. It’s not a friendly interaction by any means as Heenan makes an off handed remark about Luger looking like a rat trapped in a maze and being unable to find the exit. Luger rebuts Heenan by reminding him that Heenan is just as trapped as he is. The Brain wags a finger in the face of Luger, telling him that nobody has and will ever trap Bobby Heenan. Luger asks what is it that Heenan wants – the Total Package made it clear he has no interest in joining Heenan’s little band of clients. That causes Heenan to scoff outlandishly. No, Heenan informs Luger that applications for new clients has closed since Heenan as the three he needs. Luger looks intrigued, he knows only of two and asks who the third is to join Heenan’s family. From the right side, behind Heenan, all three members of the family appear – Wrath, Bam Bam Bigelow and Rick Steiner! The latter is the newest inclusion says Heenan and it was his ruthlessness to cut ties with Kenny Kaos that proved Rick’s place amongst the group. Furthermore, Heenan reveals that since joining the Heenan Family, Rick Steiner has a new moniker – the Hell Hound! Luger still doesn’t understand why Heenan has become focused on him however and wants to know why Heenan is so persistent in showing off to him. Pointing to the three large men behind him, Heenan says he wants to test his new family and Lex is the perfect man to do it against. Heenan proposes that Luger find himself two partners and this Sunday they have a six-man tag team match – Team Luger versus the Heenan Family! Luger gives the family a quick once over, lining up against each man before coming back to Heenan. The Brain extends a hand – he wants to know if Luger accepts. After a moment of hesitation, Luger shakes hands with Heenan and says he’ll enjoy making Heenan eat his words from last week.


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    Upon returning from the commercial break, Curt Hennig stands inside the ring with his mock Sting attire on just as he appeared during a paid vignette last week. The lights are dimmed in the arena which causes some fans to think it’s Sting for a moment but Hennig’s laughter echoes throughout the building as he holds a microphone in his left hand. Parading around the ring and mocking the fans for thinking that Sting would dare show his face after last week, Hennig yells at them all for being wrong. Tonight, Hennig is as close as anyone in this arena is getting to Sting. Hennig recaps Sting’s role in brawl last week between WCW and the nWo. Citing this as a warning, Hennig looks up to the rafters and pleads with Sting to drop down and face him. A loud chant for Sting begins to gather steam within the arena – Hennig rushes around the ring, looking to the rafters, waving for Sting to come down and meet his maker. With a black baseball bat at the ready, Hennig begs Sting to bring it. After a few moments of silence, it is clear that Sting will not appear; Hennig smiles from ear to ear as he smugly walks towards the ropes facing the hard camera. Speaking into the microphone, Hennig says that this is proof of what Sting really is these days. He hides in the rafters, afraid to meet him in the ring, always looking for the cheap way out of the fight with that baseball bat but there will be no escape on Sunday. In six days, Sting will stand in this ring with Hennig and that will be the end of him!

    The lights in the arena suddenly go out – leaving the arena pitch black. When they return there is an uproar from the audience. Hennig is still facing the hard camera however he is no longer alone inside the squared circle. Schiavone goes wild on commentary shouting that Sting is here! Indeed, the original crow himself is in the building with the black baseball bat and he is right behind Henning. Much to the surprise of Schiavone and the audience however, Hennig has a smile on his face. This was all a setup! Hennig has drawn Sting out of the rafters and suddenly the cameramen from around ringside storm the ring to assault Sting. Four men who posed as cameramen when in reality they are part of the security force that locked down the building earlier are beating up the Stinger. Sting begins to battle back, hitting rights hands as he tries to wind up a swing with the bat but Hennig clocks him with the bat he has! Down goes Sting to the canvas as Hennig rips off his mock Sting attire, mounting Sting and hammering away with forearms to the face. What a turn of events after the success WCW had last week – it has gone from bad to worse for those defenders. Hennig orders the four men to hold Sting up – they do so as Hennig lines up a swing and cracks Sting in the stomach with the baseball bat. The boos are deafening in arena as Curt Hennig walks around the fallen body of Sting. The darkness did not favour Sting tonight and yet another WCW star has fallen just six days before Uncensored. Hennig raises the baseball bat high above his head, staring down at Sting, writhing in pain on the mat, before exiting the ring with an elevated level of arrogance.



    The camera switches to the catering area of the backstage section of the arena where Hugh Morris and Norman Smiley have both been taken out! Just like the scenes we have seen earlier with WCW wrestlers backstage both men are out cold on the hard cement floor. Tables have been flipped over, food is spilled all over the place, crew members have collapsed up against walls from perhaps being caught in the crossfire of this brutal attack. On commentary, Eric Bischoff demands to know what is happening backstage and why Arn Anderson cannot keep control. Schiavone refuses to believe that Easy E has no knowledge of this considering how arrogant he sounded earlier in the night. Bischoff claims innocence and points to the fact that he has been next to Schiavone all night long. Rather then blaming him, Bischoff suggests that Schiavone be unbiased and admit that there is chaos backstage which speaks to the need for nWo rule over World Championship Wrestling. Outraged, Schiavone shouts that the only reason there is any chaos backstage is because of the nWo! The doors have been locked, people can’t leave – it’s clearly a planned assault by the New World Order! All Bischoff does is deny that the nWo had any role in this chaos tonight – to which Schiavone points out that Savage and Konnan were seen on camera attacking Piper in the same manner as these men have been assaulted. Bischoff reiterates that the actions of a minority do not reflect the actions of group entirely.


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    He has been more self-contained recently due to the ongoing issues with his tag team partner but tonight Kanyon is here to celebrate! Making his way down to the ring with two fine looking women, wearing a party hat and a t-shirt that reads “Kanyon Is Hardcore”, Kanyon enters the ring to a loud wave of boos. The women do a little dance around Kanyon to his theme music until the champion waves for the music to stop. With bruises and cuts across his body, Kanyon immediately begins to gloat about going to the extreme last Thursday on Thunder when he defeated Stevie Richards. It was a match that he should’ve never had to take but Kanyon did it to prove a point. Not to himself, he already knew he was able to survive something as heelish as hardcore wrestling, it was to prove a point to that ungrateful son of a bitch – Raven! Kanyon preaches that he went to the extreme to show Raven that his place is not on equal footing but as the lapdog to a master. Kanyon is the leader, he can do what no man in the world can do – he went into Richards’ speciality and came out as the winner. Not only that but Kanyon would’ve broken that idiot’s neck had it not been for Raven getting involved – a fact that Kanyon has not forgotten. No, what Kanyon wants right now is for Raven to come out to this ring and apologize. Fans boo as Kanyon raises his voice louder, throwing the party hat to the ground, he wants an apology for Raven raising a hand to him at Super Brawl and for disobeying him on Thunder.

    We do indeed get an appearance but it is not from Raven. Instead, Dave Taylor and Bobby Eaton make their way out to the ring. The girls are shooed away as the Blue Bloods poke fun at Kanyon for stepping down the level of the filth that would put their body through so called ‘extreme wrestling’ when it’s closer to dog fighting. A subhuman level of existence that only draws in the most untalented of the bunch. Eaton encourages the fans in the building to take in some of the extreme forms of wrestling since they appear unable to fall any lower than they already have. Kanyon fires up, declaring that he is a champion and that the Blue Bloods have no right to be out here during his television time. Taylor and Eaton exchange an eye roll and proceed to ask Kanyon what he is going to do about it. It’s two on one, Taylor jokingly asks where is Kanyon’s tag team partner. Eaton taps Taylor on the shoulder and ponders whether or not Raven will even show up on Sunday. Convinced by his own arrogance, Kanyon gets in the faces of both men – telling them that he doesn’t need anyone to beat the two of them. In response, Taylor and Eaton clock Kanyon with a double clothesline and put the boots to him. One man cannot stand against two, especially not a well-formed tag team like the Blue Bloods and definitely not after being in an Extreme Rules match just a few nights earlier. In a shocking turn of events, Raven storms through the crowd and dives into the ring to make the save. The Blue Bloods scatter wanting no part of the unhinged Raven who took pinpoint chair shots to the head without falling back at Super Brawl IX. The crowd go wild for Raven, he turns to the corner where Kanyon has crawled into nursing his wounds. Kanyon gingerly extends a hand to be helped up but Raven ignores him, rolling underneath the bottom rope and takes his leave through the crowd from once he came. It is unclear what this means for the WCW World Tag Team Title match other than that the Blue Bloods are clearly united while Kanyon and Raven are more divided than ever before.



    After allowing time for the ring to be cleared, Dean Malenko would make his way out to the ring for a big-time tag team contest involving both of his challengers for the WCW Cruiserweight Title on Sunday. In a weird twist of fate, Malenko would be forced to team with one of them – The Artist. In stark contrast from the champion, The Artist played to the crowd with his big fireworks display on the ramp and wild attire including an oversized brim hat with gems all over. Malenko looks disgusted inside the ring, the traditionalist having to look away as his partner approaches the ring. Competing against them tonight is the team of Rey Mysterio Jr. and Kenny Kaos. While the bad guys came out separately, Mysterio and Kaos would make their way to the ring as a duo using Mysterio’s music on the way to the ring. Interacting with the fans on the way down to the ring, Mysterio Jr. receives a great deal of support from the crowd and is by far the biggest fan favourite in this match. Mysterio Jr. and Malenko lock eyes as the luchador climbs onto a turnbuckle to pose – their war of words leading up to Super Brawl culminating in a fantastic singles match where Malenko was crowned champion.

    Match Five
    Dean Malenko & The Artist vs. Rey Mysterio Jr. & Kenny Kaos
    A good tag team contest to further the cruiserweight storyline heading into Uncensored. Kaos was the odd man outside of the division and he would take the fall for the good guys as to protect Rey Mysterio Jr. in the match. The opening section would see Malenko and The Artist argue about who should start the match. Malenko argued that as the champion he should start but The Artist was refused to accept that notion – tagging himself in which only further infuriated the Ice Man. Kaos and Mysterio Jr. on the other hand work every well together, executing double team moves and keeping a fast pace to the match while Malenko and The Artist wasted time arguing throughout. Even with superior combinations, Kaos and Mysterio Jr. would fall short as Malenko found the opportunity to apply the kneebar on Kaos. It was all she wrote at that point – Schiavone and Bischoff emphatically stating that only one man has ever escaped it. Kaos was forced to submit to the WCW Cruiserweight Champion much to the disappointment of the crowd and Rey.
    Winners:
    Dean Malenko & The Artist @ 07:56

    Most people would show some emotion following a victory but not the Ice Man. Malenko simply gets to his feet, demands his title and marches out of the ring without sharing another glance with the referee or his partner. This match was nothing more than a formality for the WCW Cruiserweight Champion who is no doubt focused on the triple threat at Uncensored. Meanwhile, The Artist celebrates like he has just won the title himself and is joined by Meng. Jumping onto the big man’s shoulders, The Artist parades around ringside waving his big brimmed hat around in the air. Rey Mysterio Jr. checks on Kenny Kaos inside the ring, ignoring the actions of The Artist – but does throw one last look up the ramp as Malenko disappears into the entrance ramp for the night.



    The security team backstage is shown moving in force and pushing somebody out of a door. The camera zooms in to reveal it is Arn Anderson – the WCW Commissioner himself is being forcibly removed from the building by this security team under the control of Kevin Nash! Anderson tries to force his way through, telling the security that they are making a huge mistake and peoples careers are on the line. They’ll have full control, total power – Anderson pleads with them to rethink what they are doing. Unfortunately, Scott Hall appears and he waves goodbye to Anderson before reinforcing the order to remove Anderson from the building. The security team force the Commissioner out and lock a heavy metal door afterwards. Hall pats one of them on the back and disappears out of shot with a huge smirk on his face. Schiavone says he has an uneasy feeling about what is about to happening considering the main event is left.


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    The fans are on their feet as Booker T makes his way out to the ring, nodding his head and fist bumping those in the front row. He is a man on a mission at Uncensored when Booker T has the chance to become WCW World Heavyweight Champion for the very first time in his professional career and regain the title for WCW. His partner is another with a lot of pressure on his shoulders – WCW United States Heavyweight Champion, Chris Jericho! Jericho makes his way down to the ring to a major reaction from the audience and he gains further support from Schiavone on commentary as he recaps Jericho’s impressive double title defence last week. Inside the ring, Booker and Jericho exchange a few words of support for each other with duelling chants from the crowd. The fun times are cut short however as the Outsiders – Scott Hall and nWo World Heavyweight Champion, Kevin Nash – make their way down the ramp representing the New World Order. There is an air of coolness to the Outsiders strut down to the ring, Hall flicking his toothpick at the camera while Nash shows off his title belt tagged with the letters ‘nWo’ on the big gold plate. Once they enter the ring, the Outsiders cannot contain the grins on their faces which only further raises suspicions for not only those men in the ring but for Schiavone and the fans as well.

    Match Six
    Booker T & Chris Jericho vs. The Outsiders (Kevin Nash & Scott Hall)
    You can be sure that the crowd were into this contest for the entire six minutes that it spanned. Hall and Booker T would start the contest after multiple attempts by the Houston native to goad the nWo World Heavyweight Champion into the ring failed. It was a competitive match up between Hall and Booker, the heel raking the eyes for the advantage and working the headlock. Nash tagged himself in once Booker was flat on the canvas after a Fallaway Slam executed by the Bad Guy. We got a small preview of the main event for Uncensored when Nash backed Booker T into the corner and drove his elbow into the head of the challenger. Booker T would duck an attempt after taking multiple shots to the head and strike back with a machine gun like arsenal of punches. Jericho and Booker T took control of the contest thanks to Nash’s arrogance – he briefly regained control after the mishap in the corner only to hold Booker on his shoulders for too long. Jericho and Nash would slug it out, followed by Jericho and Hall squaring off for an epic encounter ahead of their match on Sunday. In the end, the Outsiders were able to split Booker T and Jericho – Nash knocking Booker T to the floor while Hall hit Jericho below the belt. The referee never saw the low blow, Hall took advantage with the Outsider’s Edge to secure the three count on Jericho – marking the first time in months that the nWo has successfully defeated the man.
    Winners:
    The Outsiders (Nash & Hall) @ 06:43

    To see Chris Jericho defeated by the New World Order is a shocking sight for the crowd after months of being untouchable when matched up against them. The night was not over however as Hall grabs Jericho by the hair and throws him to the outside of the ring. Sensing that something is about to go down, Booker T rushes over to save his ally but Nash cuts him off with a thunderous lariat. Gripping Booker by the throat, Nash shouts that this is payback for last week and that the nWo cannot be stopped – not by the likes of Jericho and Booker T. While on commentary, Schiavone cries that we need reinforcements out here like last week. In a unique visual, the screen splits in two to show that backstage the security employed by Kevin Nash – along with every member of the New World Order (minus Hogan who was sent home) – is attacking anything not wearing nWo colours.

    Innocent crew members, medical staff, production assistants, and WCW contracted wrestlers all fall victim to the sizeable advantage that the New World Order has thanks to these private security goons! Shots of Lex Luger scrambling to assist a pair of sound men is caught on tape but he is soon floored by Konnan and two members of the private security. They are all in riot gear – this was planned and Nash has been taking steps to put this attack in place all night. Wrestlers try to fight off the wave but it is no use; we see Kenny Kaos get slammed into a steel grate by Scott Steiner, Ric Flair fighting off multiple security guards until he is tackled to the ground by a man in riot gear, Psicosis is tossed into the lockers inside the talent locker-room by Savage and Curt Hennig, and finally The Giant is shown taking down four security members but is then swarmed by five more in an unending wave.

    Back at ringside, Nash and Hall pick Booker T and Chris Jericho to pieces, taking their time since they know that no help is coming. Hall busts Jericho open at the announce desk with a monitor, slamming the champion’s head into the edge of the table and stomping him into the floor. Booker T attempts to fight back but Nash hits a stiff knee to the ribs to cut that off before throwing Booker T into the steel post with Snake Eyes! The Outsiders rip the covering off the announce desk, Nash tells Schiavone and Bischoff to scram as he nails Booker T with a forearm to the face. The Outsiders are soaking in an enormous amount of heat right now for perhaps the best retaliation in the history of professional wrestling. They trapped the WCW forces inside the building and took them out throughout the night until they had their own private army swarm them in one major assault. Hall positions Jericho near the announce desk and lifts him up – connecting with the Outsider’s Edge through the damn table! It explodes into pieces as Jericho begins to shake, blood drips from his forehead where Hall split him open on the edge of the table earlier and the Bad Guy delivers one final stomp to the body before he is satisfied. Meanwhile, Nash tosses Booker T back into the ring – grabs the nWo World Heavyweight Title – and enters the ring alongside Hall. To continuous boos in the background, Nash nails Booker with a merciless Jackknife Powerbomb in the middle of the ring and then stands over him with the title belt.

    With Scott Hall standing next to him, Nash holds a microphone in his hand and delivers the final line of the night as the cameras throughout the backstage area show the carnage. Every WCW wrestler has fallen tonight – they have all been a victim of all planned assault by the nWo which was masterminded by Kevin Nash. Schiavone and Bischoff haven’t said a word since being ordered away from the table by Nash. It’s the President of WCW and nWo World Heavyweight Champion who has the final say tonight as the gruesome images of his assault are shown.

    “Do not mistake winning a battle for winning the war. I hold more power than you could ever dream of and yet you think of my job as easy. I don’t do this because it’s easy. I do this because I am the only man capable of holding all this power. I am not just part of the nWo – I am the nWo. And like it or not, you will all bow to me.”

    END OF SHOW



    Quick Results:
    Spoiler:

    Goldberg def. Buff Bagwell
    Chavo Guerrero Jr. def. Juventud Guerrera & Psicosis
    Bam Bam Bigelow def. Ric Flair
    The Giant def. Bret Hart
    Dean Malenko & The Artist def. Rey Mysterio Jr. & Kenny Kaos
    The Outsiders (Nash & Hall) def. Booker T & Chris Jericho


    Current Card for Uncensored ~ March 14, 1999
    nWo World Heavyweight Title: Kevin Nash (c) vs. Booker T
    WCW United States Heavyweight Title: Chris Jericho (c) vs. Scott Hall
    WCW Cruiserweight Title: Dean Malenko (c) vs. Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. The Artist
    WCW World Tag Team Titles: Kanyon & Raven (c) vs. Blue Bloods
    First Time Ever: Ric Flair vs. Shane Douglas
    World Title Contendership: Goldberg vs. Hollywood Hogan
    Curt Hennig vs. Sting
    Bret Hart vs. Diamond Dallas Page
    Lex Luger, ??? & ??? vs. The Heenan Family (Wrath, Bam Bam Bigelow & Rick Steiner)


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    So, the go-home edition of Nitro is here. Good to see this back.


    Normally a squash match to start a show would be a no-no, but Goldberg squashes play by their own rules. I continue to enjoy the suck up character you’re playing up with Buff as he tries to worm his way into the nWo. It’s easy to hate, and I think Buff has the right personality to pull it off.


    Interesting comments from Hogan, mentioning the nWo as his and brought back together by him too. Liked Goldberg bringing up Hulkamania as an example to Hogan of something ‘immortal’ that DID die, as that would obviously hit home harder for Hulk. Solid promo here that did its job of making me want to see this match on PPV.


    Nice touch, mentioning Arn’s office now being much smaller, as he gets continuously squeezed out of power. I really enjoyed the verbiage of this confrontation but the spit at the end wasn’t necessary. I think something like that has more impact as an in ring segment rather than backstage, and I also felt that Douglas’s words done more than enough to enrage Double A.


    Conniving Chavo at his best here. Him stealing the win was fine, and reminds us all how devious the Guerreros can be in these situations. With Juvi and Psichosis not getting the better of one another, that issue should be able to continue beyond here.


    Something that kinda bugged me a little with this recap format was the long blocks of text. I think it makes it a lot easier to read if things are broken up into smaller paragraphs rather than just one big one. It’s a lot more inviting for me as a reader, rather than long passages. Also, when you’re shifting between the recap of what was said and the actual words when you transcribe parts, it would be easier to read if you put the speech in italics, or even just the speech marks to distinguish. {Edit; you did this later in the show, and it made the conversation much easier to follow}


    Thought the content of the Jericho interview was solid, and served as a decent rallying call to the WCW loyalists, reminding everyone of how they toppled the nWo by coming together as one last week. Enos is the perfect guy to use as the ‘first domino’ to fall if you will, as I suspect this could be a regular occurrence throughout the night as the nWo strikes back.


    Memories of the old Triple Threat stable with Douglas providing the assist to Bigelow. Flair is Teflon, so a loss doesn’t affect him at all, and Bam Bam could do with some bigger victories like this after a less than stellar start to life with Heenan and Wrath. This would’ve been a better spot for Douglas to spit in a Horsemans face, and him doing that to Flair would have a much bigger impact too. That said, I’m really enjoying how bad ass Douglas has been since arriving, and it’s certainly refreshing to have a high profile feud that is aside from the nWo angle.


    Pissed off Eddie is one of my favourite Eddies. Glad he’ll still have a role at Uncensored even though he doesn’t have a match, and I’m excited to see what he gets up to. Should be something fun, as he’s been exactly that throughout the year in the thread.


    As I thought, Enos was only the beginning. You described this assault really well, and I particularly enjoyed the vending machine spot, with the shards of glass going everywhere. Pretty brutal assault, and one that should put Piper out for a few weeks.


    More tension between Nash and Hogan. Your description of Hogans reaction to Nash at the end was great, and continues to set the table for a power struggle in the nWo. Nash wanting the exits secured is interesting too, and part of me suspects there’s some heinous idea in his head to trap the WCW guys.


    Wow, a massive win for The Giant. Obviously as a Bret mark, I want to see him in a key role in any BTB, but I can understand giving Giant the win, as you continue to rehab him back to prominence. And, as a Giant, there’s no reason for him to be losing too often.


    Bret vs DDP is another solid addition to a stacked PPV card at Uncensored, and the contract signing on Thunder should get plenty of focus, being away from Nitro.


    The Heenan Family feels like a bit of a hodge podge of talent, and with the nWo such a big presence as the main faction, coupled with the lack of big wins his clients have racked up, they very much come across as a minor threat, and something Luger should be above. I guess a win over Luger and (I’m guessing Kaos and one other) his partners will be a big win for them. For me though, this rivalry is dragging Lex down rather than elevating Heenan and his group.


    Well, I was all prepared to shit all over the Hennig stuff, and telling you this feud with Sting was a waste of both guys times ... but that attack angle at the end completely turned me around. Really clever for Hennig to pull that plan off, considering he’s perfect, and it was just that; perfect. Another big moment for the nWo on this show too as they take back control this week.


    Bischoff blaming Anderson for all these ‘mystery’ attacks is gold. I’ve been a big fan of you using him on commentary in this role, and you’re doing a great job of having him in the heel role with moments like this.


    Some funny stuff with Kanyon as usual, and the t-shirt was a nice touch, as was describing the wounds on his body. I like that you’ve made a big deal of that win too, even if it was only over Richards. The issue remains for Kanyon and Raven that as much as I enjoy their odd couple pairing, they’ve no one to play off of as genuine rivals. At least, not an interesting one. Still, the sight of Raven ignoring Kanyons hand to help him up and leaving was pleasing.


    Feels like we’re getting to a point though where something has to give with these two before the angle begins to get tired. Adding Richards into the mix the last week or two has freshened it up a bit though, and I wonder if he’ll continue to involve himself after last weeks match.


    While a little surprised the heels got the win despite the dissension between them, Kaos taking the loss made most sense, as you don’t want any of the three fighting over the belt to be taking a loss at this point. I’m guessing it’s a case of just filling time at the minute for Malenko, whilst Kidman is still injured, though I was hoping a Malenko/Rey feud would’ve heated up coming out of SuperBrawl. Feels like both guys have cooled off a bit since then.


    Even Anderson isn’t safe from this plot by the nWo. Have to say, this has been a really enjoyable story thread throughout the show.


    And it culminated brilliantly with the main event. You did a really solid job of putting over the enormity of the nWo finally getting one over on Jericho in a match. Felt like a big deal, as it should, and better for Jericho to take the loss than Booker right now.


    Very clever use of the split screen, showing the nWo decimating the WCW locker room, before ending the show by refocusing on what was going on in the arena. That final line from Nash was excellent too, capping off a memorable show imo. Big night for the nWo to re-establish dominance.


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    Thanks for the comments Wolfy! Uncensored will no doubt clear a few things up. I was going to respond to a few points but actually posting the PPV will cover those points that I think you wanted addressed rather than me tip toeing around it beforehand. I'll hit you back in the coming week.

    Uncensored has one match left to be written. I'll do that either Thursday or Friday. Thunder will be up in just over 24 hours. I'll open predictions the following day (Friday). Looking at either the 30th or 31st for the posting of Uncensored. Then we move onto the build for Spring Stampede (it's four weeks thanks goodness)! Nitro will return to the full format I've used for the majority of the thread. I have no shows banked up at this point because I started a new job and had no time to write. I may pause for a month and hopefully get two Nitro and two Thunder episodes done behind the scenes before starting to post the build to Spring Stampede publicly. We shall see how it goes. Anyway, here is the final stop before the pay-per-view next week.



    CALM BEFORE THE STORM


    PREVIEW
    Once again we are at a final pitstop before a major pay-per-view event. It is a first however as we are on the doorstep of the first major event under the reign of WCW President Kevin Nash. It was this past Monday on nWo Nitro that the world witnessed what has been called the greatest tactical assault ever preformed in wrestling history. The doors were sealed, riot squad members were inside the building under the orders of Kevin Nash and all hell broke loose. The New World Order destroyed everything and everyone in their path. A statement was made. This is a war. How will the members of WCW recover from such a brutal assault? Rumours are flying around that Roddy Piper is yet to leave the hospital following his beating which included being smashed into a vending machine. It has been confirmed that both Kevin Nash and Booker T will be in the building. What will they have to say to each other just days before they meet for the richest prize in the sport?

    Moving away from the New World Order for a moment other big news heading into the show this week is the contract signing between Bret Hart and Diamond Dallas Page. This feud has been slowly building over the past three weeks since Super Brawl when Bret’s snarky comments following his loss to Booker T struck a nerve with DDP. Feeling slighted by the response he got from DDP it was the Hitman who assaulted the Master of the Diamond Cutter to send a message. In the following weeks they have gone at it and things took a turn for the worst when Hart delivered a piledriver through the announce table last week. Unable to be cleared for competition before Sunday, Page will have to be careful when confronting the ever dangerous Canadian. It is important to keep in mind that should Bret refuse to sign or not show up he will be banned from ever competing for the WCW United States Heavyweight Title in his career. A title he very much wants to recapture more than any other. The same title that Diamond Dallas Page took from him late last year.

    Few men have been able to make as big an impact in their first few weeks with a company than Shane Douglas has this time around. He has come into the mainstream wrestling scene once again and quickly become one of the most hated men in the industry. The Franchise struck yet again on Nitro assaulting Ric Flair and doing so with a steel chair in memory of his original arrival back at Super Brawl. We have heard more than enough from Douglas for the past three weeks while Ric Flair has been more reserved. That ends tonight! At his home in Charlotte, North Carolina the Nature Boy will sit down with long-time friend Gene Okerlund to discuss his match against Shane Douglas at Uncensored. It’s an open interview that is sure to rattle a few cages when Ric Flair tells all!

    Lex Luger has been battling the New World Order since the very beginning. For now the Total Package has a new target in mind following repeated challenges and insults from Bobby Heenan. Having formed a new group under his famous moniker of ‘the Heenan Family’, Bobby Heenan has sought out Lex Luger as a benchmark to test his new clients. This Sunday, Luger will need to find two partners to face the Heenan Family in a big time six-man tag team match. Will Luger be able to find anyone to fill his team? He’ll have to look quickly as on Thunder Luger faces the ‘Hell Hound’ Rick Steiner in singles action and the rest of the Heenan Family are guaranteed to be at ringside.

    The continued madness of the reigning WCW World Tag Team Champions evolved once more on Nitro when Raven saved Kanyon but refused to help him up. The Blue Bloods retreated quickly once the crazed Raven appeared having already seen how unstable he can be when threatened. Tonight, Taylor and Eaton will share their thoughts about the champions and what they are thinking heading into their title match at Uncensored.


    Confirmed Matches:
    Lex Luger vs. Rick Steiner

    Randy Savage vs. Brian Adams

    Harlem Shake vs. Jerry Flynn & Perry Saturn

    Ric Flair will be interviewed at his home by Gene Okerlund

    Booker T & Kevin Nash are rumoured for Thunder

    Bret Hart & Diamond Dallas Page will sign the contract for their match at Uncensored


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    nWo Thunder | March 11, 1999 | Winston-Salem, North Carolina

    "CALM BEFORE THE STORM"

    The show opened up with a long video recap of the planned assault by the New World Order against the defenders of World Championship Wrestling and any innocent bystanders who got caught in the crossfire. Afterwards, Schiavone and Bischoff detailed the card for tonight and reminded folks that this Sunday is the pay-per-view event Uncensored. The scheduled opening was supposed to be Harlem Shake versus Jerry Flynn and Perry Saturn however through the crowd came Booker T to hijack the show. Still showing signs of the assault from Monday, Booker T took control of the ring and stated that he was here tonight for one reason – Kevin Nash. Booker spoke about what a cowardly display it was from the nWo on Nitro. They thought that it would stop WCW but Booker T is right here in their house ready to go another round. The crowd were fired up as Booker T waved to the back and demanded that Kevin Nash come out to the ring and fight him face to face. Instead of Nash coming out to the ring, Booker T was greeted by a line of security, the same from Nitro, in riot gear.

    They made their way down to the ring with Booker T holding his ground, tossing the microphone to the floor and ripping off his shirt – ready for a fight. Two of the guards would enter the ring and Booker T disposed of them easily, tossing each back to the outside of the ring to a huge cheer from the crowd as he climbed a turnbuckle and challenged any of the others to get in the ring with him. At this point, Kevin Nash appeared at the top of the stage and drew nuclear heat from the audience. Booker T wanted a fight but Nash had no intention of getting into the ring with the Houston native before Uncensored – instead he sent down another group of security to remove Booker T from the ring. With ever increasing odds, Booker T fought as best he could, taking on another three security guards but they continued to flood the ring while Nash stood with his arms folded at the top of the stage. Booker T fled the ring and went into the crowd before Nash’s personal security squad took full control of the squared circle. From one end of the arena to the other, Nash at the top of the stage while Booker T was in the crowd, the two men involved in the World Title match at Uncensored had one final staredown – knowing that the most important title in all of wrestling is on the line when they meet in just a few short days.

    **Commercial Break**

    It was supposed to be the opening segment of the night until Booker T surprised the world by showing up. After the initial delay, Harlem Shake defeated Jerry Flynn and Perry Saturn @ 04:31 in a quick tag team contest which focused on the continuing process of building Harlem Shake as a recognizable team. Disco and Ray preformed some new double team moves including Stevie Ray doing a back body drop on Disco Inferno which the latter turned into a flip onto Flynn. The finish occurred after Inferno hit the Chart Buster on Saturn for the three count to a solid pop from the crowd.

    In the backstage area, Fit Finlay and WCW Cruiserweight Champion, Dean Malenko, delivered a promo about how they saw what went down on Nitro between WCW and the nWo. Malenko was cold when speaking about the attack and said that people have bothered him ever since asking how he escaped. He didn’t! Malenko doesn’t need to escape anything because the title on his shoulder makes him untouchable along with the fact that the Ice Man is a key figure in this business. He has saved the division and the New World Order respects that. Finlay concurs, praising Malenko’s reign so far and explains that the Ice Man’s pure wrestling ability will be on show this Sunday when he defeats two men at once. Finlay would turn the focus onto himself, bashing Mike Enos – his opponent later tonight – and threatened to break his damn collarbone just for fun. Both Finlay and Malenko were cold and harsh – two of the most terrifying competitors in World Championship Wrestling.

    **Commercial Break**

    When Thunder returned from the break, Lex Luger was backstage recruiting a potential partner for the tag match at Uncensored against the Heenan Family. The wrestler that Luger is talking to is not shown from the first camera shot. All we hear is Luger laying out how this is a big opportunity and he sees this as a chance for the man to earn some respect in the locker-room. The camera would swing around to reveal The Giant standing across from Luger. After some back and forth, The Giant extended his hand and agreed to be partner of Team Luger this Sunday. Luger praised the decision, telling The Giant that he has shown Luger a lot in recent weeks by standing with WCW against the nWo. While this isn’t nWo vs. WCW, it’s a chance for The Giant to show that he can stand side by side with the likes of Luger and those who fought the nWo previously. The Giant thanked Luger for the chance and said that he had done things he regretted because he allowed the wrong guys to get in his head when he was young in the business. The Giant told Luger he could count on him no matter what at Uncensored.

    The second match of the night saw Randy Savage, representing the New World Order, easily defeat Brian Adams in a total squash match @ 03:34. Savage took a few punches from Adams in the opening minute but proceeded to no sell the moves as if unphased. With aggression and an air of arrogance, slapping and taunting Adams the entire time, the Macho Man dismantled his opponent inside the ring. Adams was repeatedly slammed into the turnbuckle, placed in a delayed vertical suplex, slapped on the back of the head and continually beaten on until Savage decided to end it. A bulldog from the corner followed by an elbow drop secured Savage the victory thereafter.

    Thunder transitioned backstage once again where Larry Zbyszko conducted an interview with the Blue Bloods. After fleeing the ring on Nitro – which Taylor and Eaton denied they did – Zbyszko wanted to hear how the Blue Bloods planned on taking the titles if they are so afraid of sharing the ring with Raven. Both men dismissed the notion that they were afraid. Taylor said it was common sense to exit the ring, because they wanted to, not out of fear, when Raven showed up. Reinforcing the point, Eaton agreed and spoke of Raven being unstable and a threat not only to himself but to the Blue Bloods. They simply couldn’t risk that lunatic snapping on them six days before they received their rightful title shot. Zbyszko asked if the Blue Bloods were confident considering the dysfunction that has been on show between Kanyon and Raven. That was something the Blue Bloods could agree with – they are very confident and they believe that they can best any team let alone one that is fractured. To end the interview, Taylor and Eaton gloated about holding a victory over the champions already, they have proved that they are the best team in the world, and on Sunday night they’ll rip the titles right from the hands of the odd couple just like they should’ve done at Super Brawl!

    **Commercial Break**

    After the break, Lex Luger and Rick Steiner fought to a draw when neither man could answer the in-ring count of ten. They had brawled to the outside of the ring where Luger was getting the better of the fight up against the barricade. This caused the remaining members of the Heenan Family to flood the ringside area to protect one of their own. Luger faced a three on one attack by Steiner, Wrath and Bam Bam Bigelow – with Bobby Heenan spitting venom from afar. Before the Heenan Family could rip Luger to pieces, The Giant rushed to ringside to give aid to his partner on Sunday. Still undermanned at a three to two disadvantage, Luger and The Giant needed one more person. Their calls were answered when Kenny Kaos, the former partner of Rick Steiner who was betrayed by the Hell Hound a few weeks ago, sprinted down the ramp. Heenan and his clients retreated as the numbers evened up, meanwhile Luger embraced the youngster for his support and offered him the final spot in Team Luger for Uncensored. Kaos accepted, shaking hands with the veteran, excited for the chance to get payback on his former partner – Rick Steiner – for the ultimate betrayal.

    The next segment was a paid promotional spot by the New World Order which focused heavily on the assault from Monday Nitro. It featured every member of the nWo except Hollywood Hogan who was noticeably absent just as he was on Monday. It would be the WCW President and nWo World Heavyweight Champion, Kevin Nash, that led the promo – talking about have total control of the company and that one man shouldn’t have as much power as he does. Laughing, Nash would praise his brilliance for constructing the nWo stronger than they have ever been – the camera would then cut to the other members all clapping their hands and nodding heads in approval. Various members of the group talked afterwards – Hall, Hennig, Savage and Konnan – all detailing what the nWo is going to do at Uncensored. It would be Scott Steiner who ended the segment – shouting in his rambling voice that if you were purchasing the pay-per-view for a fair fight then you’re wasting your money. If you’re purchasing the pay-per-view for some good guys get the win bullshit then you’re wasting your money. Big Poppa Pump would dig into his pockets and reveal stacks of cash which he threw at the camera – shouting that was your dumbass money in his pockets! The reality is that the nWo runs this business and on Sunday, the New World Order runs Uncensored – so when you’re spending your money understand that you’re paying to see the N-W-O!

    **Commercial Break**

    A replay of the Goldberg/Hollywood Hogan confrontation was shown from Monday Nitro including snippets from their encounter two weeks ago when the match was made official. Both men gave no comments via voiceover about the epic rematch set for Sunday. Goldberg is seeking a path back to the title he was screwed out of while Hogan is looking to avenge his most painful loss. Only one can win; who will come out as the winner in Goldberg vs. Hogan II?

    It hasn’t been the best array of matches this week on Thunder with all four being generally short and one sided. Once again, it’s a showcase match with Fit Finlay defeating Mike Enos @ 06:42. A decent length of time but Enos spent most of the contest selling the injuries he sustained during the assault backstage by the nWo from Nitro. That drew a lot of heat from Finlay as he targeted the wrapped-up areas that Enos was trying to protect. Finlay would secure the victory with a kneeling reverse piledriver for the pinfall.

    In another pre-taped segment for Thunder, Ric Flair sat down with Gene Okerlund in his home in Charlotte to discuss his match with Shane Douglas on Sunday. It was an emotional time for Ric Flair as his son, David Flair, had just returned from full-time from an extending period at the hospital following a violent encounter with Kevin Nash. Ric spoke of the rollercoaster of emotions he has been on as of late and the arrival of Shane Douglas has thrown he for a loop. His world came crashing down on him and his entire family at Super Brawl IX. Flair had a job to do and he failed – he lost to Kevin Nash and gave the nWo ultimate power. Okerlund responded, telling Flair he couldn’t blame it all on himself but the Nature Boy said that’s exactly what he has been doing ever since. What happened on Monday was his fault; all of this mess could’ve been avoid had he won. That brings the conversation onto Douglas, Flair spoke about Shane’s obsession with him and said that he has seen guys like Douglas all over wrestling. They never made it big and it’s always the fault of someone else. Ric Flair never caused Shane Douglas to fail – Douglas just wasn’t good enough and on Sunday he’ll find out that he has never been and will never be as good as Ric Flair. According to Flair, this is the biggest match of Shane’s life and one that he has been dreaming about for over half a decade. Whereas for Ric, he has been wrestling across the globe, fighting for World Titles, beating the best – all the while Shane Douglas has been dreaming about doing all those things. That’s the difference; Ric Flair achieves while Shane Douglas dreams.

    **Commercial Break**

    It was the big promotional spot in the days leading up to Thunder and finally we have arrived at the final segment of the night. Conducted by WCW Commissioner Arn Anderson; Bret Hart and Diamond Dallas Page made their way down to the ring to sign the contract for their match at Uncensored. Anderson reminded Bret of his obligation to sign the contract after the stunt he pulled on Page a few weeks ago or risk being banned for competing for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship ever again. Hart flared up at the threat, he argued that Arn was going above his power as Commissioner and that this match shouldn’t happen. It was the injuries to Page that Hart pointed at as excuses for the match to be suspended until a later date and instead the Hitman should be inserted into the WCW United States Heavyweight Title match. DDP thanked Hart for his concern about his health but assured him that at Uncensored he would be perfectly capable of kicking Bret’s ass. That idea was proof positive to Bret that Page had been knocked senseless because nobody on this planet could actually believe that Diamond Dallas Page could match the wrestling brilliance of a man born of Hart! Page got right in Bret’s face and told him that he didn’t give a crap what his last name was – at the end of the day what matters his what’s between your ears and what’s in your chest. Page would sign the contract first and then shove it into the chest of Hart – demanding he sign it now or be forever remembered as a coward. Bret scoffed, taking his time to sign but eventually he did, and proceeded to throw a cheapshot at Page only to be blocked! A right hand connected by DDP, he slung Bret into the ropes and on the rebound sent him crashing through the table set up inside the ring for the contract signing with a Diamond Bomb! The show came to a close with Page throwing up the Diamond Cutter symbol in the corner to a wild chorus of cheers.

    END OF SHOW


    Quick Results:
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    Harlem Shake def. Jerry Flynn & Perry Saturn
    Randy Savage def. Brian Adams
    Lex Luger vs. Rick Steiner - Draw
    Fit Finlay def. Mike Enos



    Current Card for Uncensored ~ March 14, 1999
    nWo World Heavyweight Title: Kevin Nash (c) vs. Booker T
    WCW United States Heavyweight Title: Chris Jericho (c) vs. Scott Hall
    WCW Cruiserweight Title: Dean Malenko (c) vs. Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. The Artist
    WCW World Tag Team Titles: Kanyon & Raven (c) vs. Blue Bloods
    First Time Ever: Ric Flair vs. Shane Douglas
    World Title Contendership: Goldberg vs. Hollywood Hogan
    Curt Hennig vs. Sting
    Bret Hart vs. Diamond Dallas Page
    Lex Luger, The Giant & Kenny Kaos vs. Heenan Family (Wrath, Bam Bam Bigelow & Rick Steiner)



    That brings to a close the build to Uncensored. I'll write up a preview for the PPV tomorrow along with a prediction template for those who want to leave some predictions.

    NO PREDICTIONS YET PLEASE


    Sometimes I write stuff on the internet and people like it (sometimes).

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