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    Re: WCW 2001 (WCW wins the Monday Night War)

    Jesus, so many PPV’s to read around these parts at the moment, what a time to be alive. Firstly, a great choice of opener with the Cruiserweights going at it, typical WCW to let them put on a show on the early stages. A real spot fest this one, with so many big time moves involving all three guys, I actually thought you wrote the match really well. All three guys having their issues with each other makes sense, as at the end of the day, they all want the gold. A great opener and I think this finally brings closure to the 3 Count stuff, and if that’s the case, Helms is definitely the right man to lead the Cruiserweight division into the future.

    As I’ve mentioned with your previous shows, the hype of the Goldberg return has been put over extremely well. I’m glad to see that continue here, even if it’s as simple as looking at The Berg’s locker room.

    So we get out first ECW inspired match of the night, and what better two men to that then RVD and The Sandman. I need to commend you on the use of the PPV set right from the get go and with the finish of the match, creative and brilliant stuff. Feels very of the time period. Again, just a basic ECW match here with spot after spot and no real psychology but that doesn’t make it any less enjoyable. The Rolling Rock onto the ladder was a big time spot, and ending with the Five Star was done well. Again, booking wise, I think the right man went over, and writing wise, the match was a hoot to read. Terrific job.

    I’m glad you kept this match shorter as in 2001, I can’t see Bigelow and Douglas putting on a classic. Typical heel stuff from Douglas, attacking Bigelow from behind to start the match. I thought you played off Bigelow’s strength pretty well in the early stages, and it makes sense for such a calculated heel like Douglas to find a body part (the arm) and work on it. The dirty finish was executed nicely as well and I’m all for a Douglas/Candido partnership. I wonder if a Triple Threat will happen with a younger third big man rather than Bigelow? Not sure but either way, whilst this match was always going to be a step below the first two, it did exactly what it needed to. Well booked and the prospect of Douglas and Candido running roughshod together excites me.

    Justin Credible’s Cane going missing… Interesting.

    Kronik/The Harris Brothers had to be short so smart to keep it that way. I think I gave some feedback that there is too much Hardcore based stuff at the moment, and whilst I stand by that, I have to give you credit for the writing of this. I actually enjoyed the Parking Lot Brawl, with plenty of creative spots included. I think my favourites were the washing of Harris’ face with the wipers, and the fighting in the car, which lead to the burning with the cigarette. Epic. One of The Harris Twins getting locked away so the other can get finished off was a good enough finish as well. Don’t care much for either team, but I thought you absolutely did the best you could here.

    More Goldberg hype… See my earlier comments on said topic.

    Again, the tag title match was rather enjoyable. Again, a very spotty match and I didn’t necessarily think this one needed to be as match. A solid tag match with a nice isolation period, and a basic formula could have been a good cool down. With that being said, I still enjoyed what I read. Considering the stolen Singapore Cane, I was a little surprised more wasn’t made of that throughout the match (Credible struggling for a finish or finding another weapon), I thought it would have been a nice turning point. I still do appreciate the idea of the champs just not wanting it used in the match. I didn’t expect new champs here tonight but intrigued to see what an Impact Players title reign can bring.

    Dustin bringing his family with him is just the type of dramatic thing that this feud needs to keep going. And Corino bad mouthing Dakota to lead to the fiery start to the match was good. Outside of the fiery start from Rhodes, it honestly felt as if some of the hanging spots might have come a bit too soon in the match for Corino. I thought he would have needed to do some more damage to Rhodes first. Outside of that, again some really interesting moments with the Cowbell. The Shattered Dreams with it probably being my favourite, although the screw driver stuff was fairly brutal as well. Terry Funk? Definitely did not expect this. A good way to Corino the win but I wonder if this means a Corino/Funk alliance, or if it’s simply a one night “we hated the Rhodes’” sort of deal. Either way, finish came from nowhere, but tick the box of another match that I enjoyed.

    Booker T is fired up to fight Shamrock which makes sense after all the stuff that has gone down with Stevie Ray. Considering Booker’s injury, I thought it was a nice touch to have Stevie try and talk some sense into him. A fine segment to hype the match later on tonight.

    Whilst it was just pure, simple heat building, I really dug the Bagwell promo here. Not beating a dead horseman line was epic. Really fun stuff.

    Absolute squash. Unexpected but I don’t mind it if Luger and Bagwell are hanging around to not get taken too seriously. Big time return from The Giant, I’m pumped to see what happens with him in this thread.

    Double J bragging about Goldberg being scared is a standard heel move. Smart to play this as a one night angle throughout, but we all know The Berg is showing up.

    I wasn’t sure what would go down with this Booker/Shamrock match in terms of whether it would be a minor injury to Booker, or a major one… But damn, this was basically a no contest. I like that you still had Booker show some sort of signs of life, but this was all about Shamrock. I’ve enjoyed the booking of him so far, and I’m sure when Booker gets better, this is a great angle waiting to happen. If I have one critique, considering the longish matches and size of the match card, possibly you could have spaced the two squash matches apart, as opposed to having them back to back. Doesn’t feel right in terms of show pacing.

    If Slamboree is anything like this show, I’ll be reading…

    The Insiders are a class above Steiner and Animal so to me, it makes perfect sense that they would win in relatively quick fashion. A pretty formulaic tag match here, with Steiner and Animal isolating DDP, until Nash came in like a house on fire at the end. No complaints, this was all solid stuff.

    Nice to show a Raven appearance, continuing the trend of him showing up in the audience every week.

    Jarret promo to lead to the epic Goldberg entrance was done pretty well. Holy crap, another squash. This really is WCW with the undercard delivering, and the main event being short and sharp haha. This was exactly what it needed to be for Goldberg’s return though, even if it was at Jarrett’s expense. Goldberg no selling the guitar shot was obviously the mark out moment, and then the finish. More good stuff for Goldberg here, looking forward to seeing how you book him moving forward. I am also curious to see what happens with Jarrett from here.

    Sting promo was pretty standard, nice hype for the main event. If I have a formatting critique, it will be if you’re using the same colour dialogue for different people in promos, space the dialogue out somewhat. A little hard to pick up on when one person is speaking as opposed to the other when it’s all blocked together.

    Main event was written very well. I loved the authentic Steiner outbursts in telling the fan to go fuck himself, and stating that Sting ain’t shit, that was awesome. The match itself was pretty simple but I thought you wrote it quite well. Sting making a run for the finish, only for all the interference at the end is a typical ending for this time period. I will comment on the fact that there was a lot of dusty finishes throughout the night, but it suits the time and the company as far as I’m concerned. Anyway, Raven being the difference was a huge moment, which I wouldn’t have expected before the match begun. I thought it was smart you had the earlier collision as it gives Raven a legit reason for attacking Sting. A nice finish to the show, a good win for Steiner, and the prospect of a Sting/Raven feud is exciting as all hell.

    For a first up PPV, this was a sensational effort. I mentioned a few little things throughout, but they are all minor. This was a fantastic read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Your weekly shows impressed me, but this took it to a whole new level. I’ll continue to follow, because you’ve set some awesome things into motion. Great job.








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    Re: WCW 2001 (WCW wins the Monday Night War)

    Really enjoying this booker bro and I'm excited to read the PPv- So here we go!

    Spring Stampede Review:

    - Good opening package to set the scene

    - Really good opening match and it feels so right to open a WCW PPv with some cruiserweight action! Back and forth and I'm pleased to see Shane Helms retain.

    - I liked the little Goldberg tease with the obvious door locker room shot

    - Hardcore action up next! Loved this and I've been loving the way you've gone about both Van Dam & The Sandman. Pleased to see RVD retain the Championship but this was a fun showing from both men and the ending was sweet

    - So straight into another match and if I'm honest, could have done with a backstage segment or an advert of some kind to break it up a little before the next match. I was less excited for this match then others but it was another good one. Franchise pulling a fast one was cool while Candido's return was good. I kind of hope to see Bam Bam join them which I think will happen and then they become a trio once more.

    - Hmmm. Who's stole Credible's cane? Interesting lol.

    - As expected- an absolute FIGHT from Kronik & the Harris Brothers in the parking lot. Getting the pin on the hood of the car was a cool touch as well.

    - Again, really nice build with Mean Gene awaiting the arrival of Goldberg. Makes his return feel super important and of course, it is.

    - And NEW! Tag Team Champions! Impact Players pick up the victory. Didn't mind either way with this to be honest with you.

    - A Texas Bullrope Match at Spring Stampede seems so fitting! Corino vs Rhodes next! Really enjoyed this match. Corino taunting Marlena was awesome and Shattered Dreams using the cowbell to nail Corino in the balls was a good use of the match stip- OUCH! Haha! And then Terry Funk, that was awesome! Really enjoyed this. Felt really old school.

    - GREAT segment with Mean Gene interviewing Booker and then his Brother- Stevie Ray. It also made Shamrock look like the "Worlds most dangerous man" with Stevie pleading to Brother to call of the match and fight another day. This was really good dude.

    - Return of the GIANT! Nice choice. I wasn't expecting him to be Flair's partner and I did wonder if you would go with a WWE guy to debut but I feel like it's smart to bring back the "WCW" guys first and Re-establish them where it makes sense. Wasn't that keen on the match but it's only because the others have been so good and more exciting to me.

    - Wow! Shamrock look's a FUCKING BADASS! This finish was super creative as well and it doesn't make Booker look bad or weak at all IMO. Stevie throwing in the towel was a nice booking touch and it sets up a rematch down the line and some tension with his Brother. Good job!

    - Again, wasn't so fussed on this match but happy to see the Insiders pick up the victory!

    - Raven watching on, seemingly unimpressed.

    - The build for this one has been excellent mate. I loved the little taglines and suspense. Jarrett with a nice promo before the match as well and GOLDBERG IS HERE! Needed to be a quick match and it was.. GOLDBERG IS BACK! WHO'S NEXT?!

    - Nice interview with the Stinger and Mean Gene. And its SHOWTIME! Main Event is up next. Before I read this match.. I'm really hoping to see Sting pick up the victory and then while he's celebrating in the ring- we get someone like the Rock, Triple H, Shawn, Austin or the Undertaker appear for a face to face. That would be insane!

    DAMN YOU RAVEN, DAMN YOU! Haha! Sting had the match won but the Raven turns the tide and cost's him the victory.

    So though I would have loved to have seen a BIG reveal- Raven vs Sting will be awesome! And I think you deserve so much credit for not just throwing the big names into the mix and using the ECW guys first and establishing what you have. The way you've booked Shamrock has me so excited for what's to come with others.


    Overall - Great show! Only slight minor for me was probably one too many stip/hardcore style matches but I liked them all. I'm loving this BTB bro. I wanted to see this kind of "BTB" for the longest time and got excited when I read you was doing it and it's quickly becoming one of my favourites. Keep it up!


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    Re: WCW 2001 (WCW wins the Monday Night War)

    Thank you for the reviews. I'm glad y'all enjoyed the PPV.
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    Re: WCW 2001 (WCW wins the Monday Night War)


    April 23rd 2001

    ARCO Arena
    Sacramento, California


    A video package plays showing stills from last night's PPV covering every match on the card including the returns of Chris Candido, The Giant and Goldberg. Aswell as the interference of Terry Funk in the Texas Bullrope Match, helping Corino win, and the interference of Raven in the World Heavyweight Championship match, costing Sting the title.

    There's no opening intro and fireworks as Nitro opens up on a shot of Raven sitting in the front row. Raven is met with a lot of hostility from the pissed off crowd but he could care less, just sitting there calm and relaxed. Tony Schiavone lays into Raven for costing Sting his World Heavyweight Title match.

    The camera cuts to the back and the massive boos for Raven turn to massive cheers as we see Goldberg arriving in the building, carrying his bag on his shoulder. Goldberg walks past the production trucks to his locker room. Goldberg opens his locker room door, enters the room, and closes the door behind him, showing the "GOLDBERG" label hanging on the door to the camera. Tony Schiavone bigs up his return match at last night's PPV against Jeff Jarrett and hypes up his return match on Nitro coming up later in the show.

    Camera heads back to the arena and Tony Schiavone also announces that tonight's main event will see Ric Flair against Jeff Jarrett to see who goes onto face Scott Steiner for the World Heavyweight Title next week on Nitro. We jumpstart the night with the Cruiserweights.

    Match One
    Jason Jett vs. Christopher Daniels

    During Jason Jett's entrance, Tony Schiavone explains his month-long absence from WCW, revealing that Jett suffered a shoulder injury on a house show back in late March but he has completely recovered now and is back to pick up where he left off with his 4 - 0 undefeated streak. Christopher Daniels is WCW's newest signing and addition to the Cruiserweight Division. The Fallen Angel was last seen on Nitro back in January in a match against Michael Modest where he botched a Springboard Moonsault and landed on his head, damaging his neck and leaving his left arm impaired. Daniels has too recovered from that injury.

    The contest begins with a feel out process. Headlocks and all. Jett sends Daniels to the outside with a Dropkick. Jett attempts a Baseball Slide but Daniels sidesteps and Jett slides out underneath the bottom rope. Both men trade chops at ringside which Jett gets the better of. Daniels strikes him in the throat though and bashes his face off the guardrail. Chris climbs up on the ring apron and channels his inner Sabu, hitting an Arabian Press Moonsault on Jett. Daniels throws Jett back in the ring, going for a cover but Jett kicks out.

    Daniels irish whips Jett and goes for a Back Elbow but Jett ducks underneath and lands the Shockwave (Handspring Back Elbow) on The Fallen Angel. Jett picks up Daniels but gets struck in the gut and then the face. Daniels throws Jett over the top rope and turns around to gloat to the crowd. However, Jett lands on the ring apron and waits for Chris to turn around before he uses the top rope to sling himself back in the ring, catching Daniels with the Afterburner (Slingshot Somersault Clothesline). Jett goes for a pin but only gets two.

    Jett waits for Daniels to get up and charges at him but The Fallen Angel catches him with a Reverse STO which leads into the Koji Clutch. Jett feels pressure and strain on his repaired shoulder, aggravating it a little. Jett maneuvers his way to the ropes and gets his foot on the bottom rope, forcing a break. Daniels releases and turns Jett onto his back. Chris heads up top for the Best Moonsault Ever but Jett gets his knees up in The Fallen Angel's stomach and rolls him up with a Small Package. Daniels kicks out at two.

    Jett picks up Daniels and sets him up in position for The Crash Landing. Jett's shoulder bothers him a little though, preventing him from lifting up Daniels, and The Fallen Angel takes advantage with punches to the stomach, getting out of danger. Daniels sets Jett up for The Last Rites but Jett spins out of it and connects with a Jumping Enziguri to the side of Daniels' head. Jett climbs up to the top turnbuckle, Daniels pops up to his feet though and charges up to the second turnbuckle, throwing Jett off the top with an Avalanche Arm Drag.

    Daniels waits for Jett to reach his feet and tucks his head between his legs & double underhooks both arms, setting up for The Angel's Wings. Daniels goes for The Angel's Wings but Jett lands back down on his feet and lifts Daniels up on his shoulders, reversing The Angel's Wings into an Air Raid Crash.

    Jett picks up Daniels and sets him up again for The Crash Landing. Jett fights through the pain in his shoulder and successfully hits THE CRASH LANDING on Daniels this time. Jett picks up the three, continuing his undefeated streak, extending it to 5 - 0.

    Winner: Jason Jett (5.47)

    Backstage: Bam Bam Bigelow is seen marching backstage like a man on a mission. The Beast From The East angrily grabs the first backstage worker he sees coming across him and asks him where Shane Douglas and Chris Candido are. The frightened worker responds that he doesn't know. Bigelow shoves the worker back into some boxes and finds another backstage worker, snatching him by his collar. Bigelow asks the same question and the worker with a tremble in his voice tells Bigelow he saw them hanging around the corner in the Hallway. Bigelow goes off to look for them and finally finds them in the aforementioned spot. Shane Douglas and Chris Candido are talking to each other. Bigelow screams both of their names out, grabbing their attention, and makes a beeline for both men, attacking them with punches. Douglas and Candido try to fight back with punches of their own but Bigelow gets the better of them, fueled with rage. As Bigelow is pounding away at Candido, Shane Douglas runs away. Bigelow turns around, trying to chase after him, which allows Chris Candido to also run off in a different direction. Bigelow turns around and sees Candido has escaped too. Bigelow looks to his left & right, contemplating who he should go after, and decides to head in the left direction to search for Candido.

    Match Two
    "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" Open Challenge
    Kanyon vs. Hacksaw Jim Duggan


    Tony Schiavone lets us know that it was reported on WCW.com earlier in the day that Kanyon threw out an Open Challenge for tonight and Hacksaw accepted it.

    Hacksaw leads the fans in chants of "U-S-A" before the match begins. Kanyon easily outwrestles the veteran in the early stages of the match with moves and counters Duggan can only dream of. The match evolves into a brawl though as the veteran turns the tables around, slugging away at the youngster with hard shots. Duggan continues pounding Kanyon in the corner and the referee demands a break with Duggan yelling "Get off my back!" at the ref.

    Duggan hits an Atomic Drop and a Shoulder Block to Kanyon, knocking him down. Duggan makes a cover but fails to put him away for three.

    Duggan sticks his thumb up at the crowd and yells "HOOOOOO" which the crowd yell back. Duggan Scoop Slams Kanyon on the mat before he moves to the corner and bends down, touching the mat with an open hand, setting up for the Three Point Stance Clothesline.

    Duggan waits for Kanyon to get up and turn around. Hacksaw charges at 'The Innovator Of Offense' for the Three Point Stance Clothesline...but Kanyon quickly catches him with the FLATLINER! Kanyon hooks his leg for the three and the "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" Open Challenge lives on.

    Winner: Kanyon (3.24)

    Backstage: KroniK and The Harris Brothers continue where they left off last night, brawling backstage. Some wrestlers and backstage workers stand around, spectating, doing nothing, likely finding entertainment in what they're watching or they're just too scared to intervene in the case of the backstage workers. As the punches keep being thrown, Ron Harris ducks a punch from Bryan Clark...and Johnny The Bull who was standing behind Harris, accidentally gets hit in the face by Clark. Big Vito seeing his partner go down, jumps in and swings away at Bryan Clark. Ron Harris takes a shot at Big Vito and Vito swings for him too. Johnny The Bull gets up and joins the mix, turning it into a 3-way brawl between KroniK, The Harris Brothers and The Mamalukes. Don Harris gets sent into a Vending Machine courtesy of Vito. Road agents and security are forced to rush in and break all 3 teams up, seperating everyone from each other. KroniK, The Harris Brothers and The Mamalukes all scream to be let go and cuss at each other with Vito & Johnny insulting the other teams in Italian.

    Commercial Break

    Backstage: Bam Bam Bigelow is seen still searching for Chris Candido. Bigelow spots Chris Candido by some equipment crates and approaches him. Candido sees Bigelow coming and tries to run away again but this time Candido trips on the floor. The Beast From The East has Candido trapped in front of him. Candido is sliding back on the floor with his hand up to Bigelow, begging him for mercy. Bigelow tells Candido he's gonna make him pay for last night. Just as The Beast From The East is about to feast on Candido...

    SHANE DOUGLAS NAILS BAM BAM BIGELOW IN THE BACK WITH A STEEL CHAIR, KNOCKING BIGELOW DOWN!

    The Franchise came out of nowhere, saving Candido in time. Candido gets up and both Shane & Chris stomp Bigelow's back. Douglas & Candido pick up Bigelow and throw him against the equipment crate. Shane Douglas hands the Chair to Chris Candido and "No Gimmicks Needed" blasts Bigelow in the side of the head with it. Candido throws the Chair down and cusses Bigelow out before he leaves with The Franchise who's laughing, leaving Bigelow laying on the floor.

    Tony Schiavone wants to let us know, "Ladies and gentlemen, don't miss Sting's upcoming appearance on Walker, Texas Ranger this Saturday the 28th of April on CBS. Find out what happens when Sydney and Gage go undercover to bust a biker gang."



    Jerry Lawler responds, "I hope Chuck Norris receives a Scorpion Death Drop or better yet, Sting should beat him up with his Baseball Bat. How great would that be, Schiavone?"

    Match Three
    Non-Title Match
    The Filthy Animals (Rey Misterio Jr. and Billy Kidman) vs. Boogie Knights (Alex Wright and Disco Inferno)


    Billy Kidman and Alex Wright start off for their teams, beginning with fast paced action. We see cartwheels, backflips, high risk maneuvers and quick reversals performed by Kidman and Das Wunderkind in the opening minutes of the match. Kidman tags out to Rey, who keeps the fast pace going with Alex. Rey takes Alex down with a Springboard Seated Senton. Disco tags in and Rey sends him to the outside with a Headscissors Takedown. Boogie Knights try to regroup at ringside. Rey charges to the ropes and Boogie Knights move out of the way, believing Rey is going to fly over the top rope and land on them, but Rey performs a Tiger Feint Kick instead otherwise known as a 619. Rey immediately leaps up on the top rope and comes off with a Springboard Crossbody on Alex and Disco outside the ring. Rey throws Disco back in the ring for a pin and Disco kicks out.

    The pace turns slow now as Disco wrestles a more basic style against the luchador. Disco tags out to Alex, who works over Rey with European Uppercuts and other strikes. Rey is sent to the ropes by Alex and ducks a Clothesline from him. REY ATTEMPS A CAZADORA BULLDOG ON ALEX BUT DAS WUNDERKIND REVERSES IT INTO A BRIDGING GERMAN SUPLEX FOR A PIN! Kidman breaks up the pin in time.

    Alex riles up Billy Kidman on the ring apron and keeps the referee distracted with Kidman as he tries to go for Alex, allowing Disco to come in and cheat behind the ref's back, attacking Rey. Alex gets his shots in on Rey too before he steps out on the ring apron, leaving Disco in the ring with Rey without Boogie Knights having made a tag to each other but the referee believes they did even though he had his back turned to them, so that's what counts.

    Disco Fever is running wild all over Rey in the ring and Disco takes the time to dance for the fans, who react with boos. Alex dances on the ring apron at the same time. Disco tags back out to Alex. Alex heads up to the top, looking for something, but Rey springs up to his feet and pulls down on the top rope causing Alex to lose his footing and fall groin-first on the top turnbuckle. Alex remains seated on the top turnbuckle and Rey climbs up to the top turnbuckle, planting Alex off the top turnbuckle with an AVALANCHE CAZADORA BULLDOG! Rey goes for the pin but Disco breaks it up before it's three.

    Billy Kidman charges into the ring, going straight for Disco with punches. Kidman goes for The Kid Krusher but Disco shoves him into the ropes, kicks him in the gut, and goes for The Chart Buster. Billy shoves him into Rey though, who Back Body Drops Disco over the top rope to the outside. Alex blindsides Rey, knocking him down. Alex and Kidman go into it. Alex gets the upper hand and drags Kidman to the corner, setting up for a Tornado DDT. Kidman gets out of it and forearms Alex in the face while he's sitting on the top turnbuckle.

    KIDMAN TURNS AROUND AND REY CHARGES AT HIM...KIDMAN POPS REY UP IN THE AIR AND REY LANDS ON ALEX'S SHOULDERS, PLANTING HIM OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE WITH A FRANKENSTEINER!

    Rey covers Alex with Kidman laying on top of Rey's back, putting extra weight down on Alex. The Cruiserweight Tag Team Champions get the three count.

    Winners: The Filthy Animals (6.15)

    Post-Match: Kidman and Rey hug each other before the referee raises up both of their arms. The Filthy Animals hold their Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles in the air to the fans...ONLY TO GET KNOCKED DOWN FROM BEHIND BY 3 COUNT! Evan Karagias & Shannon Moore attack Misterio & Kidman with stomps as Tony Schiavone is wondering why they're doing this after just fighting each other for the Cruiserweight Title 24 hours ago at Spring Stampede. Jerry Lawler says maybe it has something to do with the Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles. Evan Karagias picks Rey Misterio up and both Evan & Shannon plant him with an Aided Wheelbarrow Facebuster. Kidman staggers up to his feet and 3 Count take him down again with a Double Superkick. Konnan sprints to the ring to try and save his friends, blasting both Evan & Shannon in the face with punches. Konnan runs to the ropes and takes both 3 Count members down with a Double Rolling Thunder Clothesline. Konnan turns to the crowd for an "ORALE!". Konnan turns back around and gets attacked by both Alex Wright & Disco Inferno though. Boogie Knights double team Konnan, however K-Dawg fights back against the two dancing fools, throwing punches their way...until he gets low blowed from behind by Evan Karagias. Shannon Moore hits Bottoms Up on Konnan. 3 Count stand up to their feet and Boogie Knights shake off the cobwebs. 3 Count and Boogie Knights stare at each other before they nod their heads in appreciation and shake hands, working together to take out The Filthy Animals.

    Tony Schiavone takes it to Mean Gene in the back.

    Backstage: Mean Gene is standing by with the new United States Champion, Ken Shamrock, who wears a mean mug on his face as always.

    Gene does the introduction, "Alright, thank you Tony Schiavone, King. I'm here with Ken Shamrock. Shamrock, you've been on an absolute tear since you arrived here weeks ago. And just last night at Spring Stampede, you became the new United States Champion under controversial circumstances when Stevie Ray threw in the towel for Booker T. Up next, you go one-on-one with M.I Smooth. Your thoughts."

    Shamrock answers, "There was nothing controversial about it, Gene. I had Booker T defeated before he even came to the ring. Booker T was too stupid to try and keep going. He let his foolish pride get in the way of him quitting. Fortunantely for him, his brother played it smart and ended the match for him before I could've ended Booker T's career permanently. They say this is 'Where The Big Boys Play', Gene. The problem is these boys are playing in my zone and I'm here to put a stop to all their fun. Playtime's over. Booker T, Stevie Ray, you both learned that the hard way. M.I Smooth, you're just another tresspasser in my zone. And once this match is over, you're not gonna be 'SMOOTH' anymore cause you're gonna get ROUGHED UP! Get ready to knuckle up. Let's get it on!"

    Shamrock walks off, ending the interview.

    Eric Bischoff's Office: The Sandman walks into the President's office, accompanied by Doug Dellinger per Bischoff's request. The Sandman is smoking a cigarette. Bischoff tells Sandman that he called him into his office because he's been receiving numerous complaints about his smoking from backstage workers, road agents, and the boys in the locker room. Sandman asks Bischoff to give him their names, so he can shut these complainers up with his Singapore Cane. Bischoff refuses to give him any names but tells Sandman that he needs to cut out the smoking for everyone's sake. He wants a good clean working enviroment, not some dingy urine soaked hellhole like one "Bingo Hall" that Sandman used to compete in. Sandman tells Bischoff he'll think about it...but then goes "NAH!", making it clear he won't cut out the smoking. Bischoff tells Sandman he's lucky he even let him come into his office with that cigarette but it will be the last time Sandman ever comes into his office again smoking. Sandman asks Bischoff what he's gonna do about it. Bischoff tells Sandman not to test him and make him go there. Sandman doesn't give a shit though and takes a drag of his cigarette...blowing smoke in Eric Bischoff's face, deciding to test him. A mad look appears on Bischoff's face and the President tells Sandman that he's suspended for a week. Bischoff tells Doug Dellinger to escort Sandman out of the building. A few more security guards come in to help Dellinger escort Sandman out. Sandman doesn't resist though as he could care less about getting suspended and Sandman willingly walks out of Bischoff's office with Dellinger & the other security guards, still puffing on his cigarette. Bischoff advises Sandman to clean up his bad habits while he's on suspension but Sandman tells Bischoff he'll be spending the rest of the week somewhere down at a bar, which just annoys Bischoff even more.

    Back to the arena and the commentators act surprised by Sandman's one week suspension but say with Sandman's careless attitude and disgusting smoking habit, he had it coming it to him. Tony Schiavone changes the topic to the United States Title match between Booker T and Ken Shamrock from the Spring Stampede PPV. Tony talks about Booker's performance in the match, saying he fought with heart and never gave up. Tony reveals that Booker T was immediately taken to the hospital right after the match, requiring surgery on his ankle. He says Booker T will be out of action for an indefinite period of time. He wishes Booker T a healthy road to recovery and says he looks forward to whenever Booker returns to action.

    Match Four
    Non-Title Match
    Ken Shamrock vs. M.I. Smooth


    Ken Shamrock and M.I. Smooth go face to face in the middle of the ring once Shamrock enters the ring. M.I. Smooth is trash talking his opponent while Shamrock is just staring into his eyes. As Smooth continues insulting Shamrock...SHAMROCK HEADBUTTS M.I. SMOOTH IN THE NOSE, BUSTING HIS NOSE OPEN!

    M.I. Smooth is left dazed and teary eyed with blood flowing out of his nose from the Headbutt. Shamrock lays into Smooth with brutal punches, forearms and knees to the body. Shamrock targets Smooth legs, kicking away at them, chopping him down to his knees. Shamrock runs to the ropes and delivers a Calf Kick to Smooth, knocking him on his back. Shamrock mounts Smooth and delivers more stiff punches, elbows & hammerfists to Smooth, opening him up even more from the forehead.

    The referee tries to step in and check on Smooth but gets shoved back a little bit by Shamrock. Shamrock stands up and grabs Smooth's ankle, turning him over onto his stomach, APPLYING AN ANKLE LOCK ON SMOOTH!

    Doesn't take long for Smooth to tap out.

    Winner: Ken Shamrock (1.15)

    Post-Match: Shamrock refuses to release the Ankle Lock right away and the referee has to pull him off. Shamrock shoves the referee with much more force this time, shoving him out of the ring. Shamrock climbs out of the ring and scares the timekeeper off his Chair, taking his Chair away from him. Shamrock brings the Chair into the ring and wedges M.I. Smooth's ankle inside the folded Chair. Shamrock climbs up on the second turnbuckle. Tony Schiavone is begging Shamrock to not do this and screaming for help for M.I. Smooth.

    SHAMROCK ROARS AT THE TOP OF HIS VOICE...AND JUMPS OFF THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE, STOMPING THE LEGS OF THE FOLDED CHAIR DOWN, PILLMANIZING M.I. SMOOTH!

    A loud piercing scream is heard coming out of Smooth's mouth as soon as he feels his ankle snap. Smooth can't move and his face is completely bloodied. Smooth's in rough shape as Shamrock promised before the match. Shamrock removes the Chair from Smooth's ankle and turns Smooth over onto his stomach, applying an Ankle Lock on him once again. Smooth is crying out in a world of agony. There's no referee to help him but...

    ERNEST MILLER CHARGES DOWN TO THE RING AND PICKS THE STEEL CHAIR UP OFF THE MAT...WHACKING SHAMROCK IN THE BACK WITH THE CHAIR!

    Shamrock is forced to release the Ankle Lock as a result of the Chairshot across his back. Shamrock gets up and The Cat delivers a Flying Karate Kick to Shamrock, knocking him out of the ring. The Cat holds the Chair up incase Shamrock gets back in the ring. Shamrock stands up at ringside and stares at Miller. The Cat stares back at Shamrock, threatening him with the Chair. Shamrock slowly walks over to the timekeeper's desk while keeping his eyes locked on Miller and Shamrock grabs his US Title, heading up the aisle with it. Shamrock refuses to take his eyes off Miller as he backs up the aisle. Miller kneels down besides M.I. Smooth, checking on his former Limo Driver. Cat screams at the referee outside the ring to get help for Smooth, which he does. EMT's come down and tend to Smooth in the ring. Cat stays by his friend's side, concerned for him.

    Backstage: Totally Buff are hanging out backstage. They're walking about, making fun of some of the backstage workers walking past them. Buff Bagwell spots DDP's wife, Kimberly standing at the coffee table, pouring herself a cup of coffee. Bagwell & Luger, mainly Bagwell, walk up to her with the intention of hitting on her and Buff addresses her as "Baby", telling her it's good to see her back again, having been absent from WCW for almost a year. Kimberly responds that it's good to be back but it's not good to see Luger and Bagwell again. Bagwell tells her not to be like that and continues being flirty with her. Buff suggests to her that they leave the building and go back to his hotel, so she can get some of his 'Stuff'. Kimberly laughs at Bagwell and tells Buff that he couldn't handle her in a bedroom. She says Buff would come up shorter than his & Luger's match at Spring Stampede. Totally Buff are embarrassed by the insult and Bagwell grabs Kimberly's arm out of anger. Kimberly struggles with Bagwell, telling him to let go of her. Bagwell doesn't though, keeping hold of her arm...and Diamond Dallas Page runs in to save his wife, attacking Bagwell and Luger from behind. DDP gets into a 2-on-1 brawl with Totally Buff. Kimberly runs off to call for some help for her husband. DDP continues throwing hands with Luger and Bagwell. Kimberly comes back with referees & road agents, who break DDP apart from Totally Buff. DDP cusses at Bagwell and Luger, telling them he'll kill them for hitting on his wife.

    The camera goes back to the arena. The EMT's are loading M.I. Smooth on a gurney at ringside. Ernest Miller is still by his side. Tony Schiavone condemns Ken Shamrock for his disgraceful actions against Smooth and thanks The Cat for coming to his rescue. Tony Schiavone lets us know that Goldberg's return match on Nitro is coming up next. But first, he wants to show us a recorded video that was sent in by Steve Corino and Terry Funk that took place from Terry Funk's Double Cross Ranch in Amarillo, Texas earlier in the day. Tony takes us to the video.

    Terry Funk's Double Cross Ranch: Terry Funk and Steve Corino are standing on a deck at the Double Cross Ranch in Amarillo, TX.

    Funk begins, "What a beautiful day, beautiful scenery here at the Double Cross Ranch. Steve Corino and I wanted to be here today at the Double Cross Ranch in my hometown Amarillo, Texas cause we didn't be wanna in a *bleep* like Sacramento, California. Sacramento is for sissies. And speaking of sissies...Dustin Rhodes, you were the last of a dying breed here in professional wrestling. The Rhodes Family has long been a cancer to our profession. Corino & I were the cure and we've finally cut the cancer out of the wrestling business forever. Dusty Rhodes hasn't been seen since Steve put him out weeks ago. And last night, we took that son of a bitch Dustin Rhodes out to go join his father. Corino approached me earlier with the offer to put an end to The Rhodes Family. And it's an offer that I couldn't pass up.

    Corino cuts in, "That's right. And that's just what we did. Last night, sweet little Dakota's tears were delicious when I held her daddy's bloody face up to her. I'll never forget the image, the look on her face. It's ingrained in my mind. It's just a shame when she grows up, she's gonna become a whore like her mother, Terri.

    Funk adds to the statement, "And a whore like Dusty's old lady. And like Dusty's mother too. The Rhodes Family is filled with a long line up of whores. Even Dusty and Dustin Rhodes are whores themselves."

    Corino laughs, "And we can't forget about Cody. We don't have to worry about him getting in the wrestling business because as he showed last night, he can't punch for *bleep*. The Rhodes Family is done, it's over. It's the end of the road for them. You'll never see any of them in a ring ever again. We did it, Terry.

    Funk continues, "Yes, we did. And we've got a little something here to honor the memory of The Rhodes Family."

    Terry Funk picks up a Shotgun off the table behind him. Terry points to something off camera with his index finger.

    "I want you to take a look over there, boy."

    The camera pans across to a plastic donkey/jackass that has a picture of Dusty Rhodes nailed to the ass part of it.

    "I've said it all along, Dusty Rhodes is a jackass. And just like a sick jackass, he had to be put down."

    Terry Funk raises his Shotgun up, aiming at the picture of Dusty Rhodes on the plastic donkey/jackass. This is the part where the video goes black for a moment here, censoring Terry Funk shooting at the picture of Dusty on the plastic donkey/jackass, to try and avoid a possible shitstorm. This is the work of the editors in the WCW production truck. Once the moment where Terry Funk shoots at Dusty's picture finishes, the video comes back on with a shot of Funk and Corino on the deck post-shooting. Terry is holding the Shotgun and you can see a bit of smoke coming out from the barells, telling that it was fired.

    Corino says, "Nice shooting, Terry. But here's the weapon of choice I'd prefer to use for Dustin."

    The camera pans across again, showing a picture of Dustin Rhodes nailed to a tree. Corino picks up a Bow & Arrow off the table. Corino holds the arrow up to the camera.

    "Dustin, I know you've never been STRAIGHT as an arrow but let me do you this favor."

    Corino loads the arrow and draws back, aiming at the picture of Dustin on the tree. Corino shoots the arrow and the arrow lands on the groin part of the Dustin picture.

    "Now that's 'SHATTERED DREAMS' for ya, Dustin."

    The recorded video ends with a final shot of Funk and Corino on the deck putting their weapons down before a message appears that reads "R.I.P Rhodes Family".

    The camera is back in the arena on Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler. Schiavone calls Funk & Corino "two mad sadistic individuals". King says he's never been a fan of The Rhodes Family, so if this is the last of them, he can't say that he'll miss them. Tony reminds us that Goldberg's first Nitro match back is next.

    Commercial Break

    Match Five
    Goldberg vs. Chris Harris

    'Wildcat' Chris Harris who has been a regular on WCW Worldwide has the unfortunate luck of being Goldberg's first opponent back on Nitro. Harris gets the jobber entrance as he's already in the ring coming back from commercial. Goldberg's music hits and the arena stand on their feet. The ARCO Arena goes insane as Goldberg makes his epic entrance from the locker room to the gorilla position into the arena accompanied by Doug Dellinger and security guards. The place has no shortage of "GOLDBERG!" chants. Harris is nervous, watching Goldberg come down to the ring. Goldberg does some stretches with the top rope once he enters the ring.

    The bell rings and once they lock up, Goldberg immediately takes Harris down with an STO. Goldberg irish whips Harris into the ropes and bounces off his side of the ropes for a Diving Shoulder Block. Goldberg picks up the Wildcat and presses him over his head with ease. Goldberg holds him up for awhile before he drops him on his shoulder and slams him down on the mat with a Gorilla Press Powerslam.

    Goldberg moves to the corner and crouches down, waiting for Harris to get up.

    Goldberg blasts out of the corner and cuts Harris in half with the SPEAR!

    Goldberg picks up Harris. What time is it? Jackhammer Time.

    Goldberg sets him up in position.

    He's got him up.

    JACKHAMMER!

    Goldberg hooks his leg for the three, ending this massacre.

    Winner: Goldberg (0.24)

    Post-Match: The crowd are going nuts for Da Man. The referee raises up Goldberg's hand before Goldberg roars at his fans. That wild eyed intense crazy look is on Goldberg's face and he turns to the cameraman on the ring apron, staring into his camera. Goldberg screams "WHO'S NEXT? into the camera. The pop from the fans grow even louder in the background like somebody from the crowd has jumped the guardrail and entered the ring.

    GOLDBERG TURNS AROUND...

    AND GETS GORED BY...

    RHINO!!!


    The crowd burst into a frenzy, blowing the roof off the arena.

    Goldberg is down! Rhino is here!

    Rhino stands up to his feet and looks down at Goldberg.

    Half of the crowd are acting like savages and the other half hold their heads in stunned amazement. Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler are speechless.

    Rhino points to himself and without the use of a mic, his first words to Goldberg are...

    "I'M NEXT!"

    The ferocious Man-Beast raises his arms in the air, still staring down at Goldberg, bubbling with rage and anger.

    Commercial Break

    We come back from the commercial break and get a replay of Goldberg slaughtering Chris Harris. Goldberg is standing in front of the camera, yelling "WHO'S NEXT?" into it. His body is blocking the entire view of the camera, which is why we couldn't see Rhino across the ring behind Goldberg after entering the ring from the crowd. Goldberg turns around and is Gored out of his boots by Rhino. We get a different angle of the replay. This angle shows Rhino jumping over the guardrail and sliding into the ring underneath the bottom rope. Rhino is crouching down across the ring from Goldberg, waiting for him to turn around before he Gores him. We get a third and final replay of the Gore to Goldberg, this time in slow motion.

    The replay finishes and we go to a shot of Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler at the commentary desk. Both men still have no words for the shocking debut of Rhino. They try to get something out but it just mostly sounds like mumbling. The words "Mean Gene" can be heard coming out of Schiavone's mouth and the camera cuts to the back.

    Backstage: Mean Gene is standing by with Jeff Jarrett, who's ready for the main event.

    Gene starts off, "I don't know what we just saw there a moment ago but...WOW! Coming up next though is the main event. Jeff Jarrett vs. Ric Flair. The winner will go on to face World Heavyweight Champion, Scott Steiner, for the title next week on Nitro. But Jeff, we just saw Goldberg get taken out with a Spear...or a Gore...whatever you wanna call it. Last night though, you faced Goldberg in his return match at Spring Stampede. You were calling him out for weeks and...well...you got beat by him in 3 minutes. What happened out there?"

    Jarrett answers, "Gene, I wasn't ready for Goldberg yesterday. I was running around all day looking for Goldberg to see if he would show up. I didn't have any time to prepare for our match because I was prepared for a forfeit win when it looked like he wouldn't show up. But then he did show up at the last second and by then it was too late for me to get prepared. As far as I'm concerned, I should've won by Forfeit. You don't show up last second. You show up hours before your match is scheduled. That so called "win" should be stricken from the records books and Goldberg should be fined or fired for showing up late to work. However, it looks like Goldberg has a new bigger problem on his hands. It's a new day, Gene, and as far as I'm concerned, I'm putting all that Goldberg business behind me. Now, I look forward to regaining my World Heavyweight Title. It's been too long that I've been without it. But my road to getting it back starts tonight with you, Ric Flair. Flair, I don't care if you are a 16 Time World Champion. All that means to me is that YOU LOST THE TITLE 16 TIMES! And last time I won the belt, it was you who I won it from. Tonight the result will be no different, I come out on top. We have a lot of history, you and I, Flair. But it's you that's gonna become history next, old man. Choke on those saggy old Slapnuts!"

    Jarrett leaves, ending the interview.

    Ringside: Raven is shown sitting in the front row once again, receiving heavy boos from the crowd. He could still care less about how the crowd feel about what he did to Sting at the PPV. He remains in his Chair silent and without emotion, minding his own business.

    THE LIGHTS TURN OUT IN THE ARENA

    The crowd are screaming in the darkness, wondering what's going on. It's pitch black in the arena with a few flashes going off from cameras. The lights remain out for a little longer.

    THE LIGHTS TURN BACK ON

    AND WE SEE STING SITTING IN THE CHAIR BEHIND RAVEN!


    The crowd pop with excitement and Raven is unaware that Sting is sitting right behind him. Raven starts to look to his left and right, wondering what the crowd are cheering for.

    RAVEN LOOKS BEHIND...AND SEES STING

    STING POPS RAVEN IN THE FACE WITH A PUNCH!


    Raven is knocked out of his seat from Sting's punch as the crowd go beserk. Raven gets up and takes more punches to the face from The Stinger, who's going wild on him. Sting Clotheslines Raven over the guardrail. Sting climbs over the guardrail and Raven rolls into the ring. Sting slides into the ring and continues punching away at him before he irish whips Raven to the corner.

    STING HITS A STINGER SPLASH ON RAVEN!

    Raven falls to the floor and Sting picks up his legs, trying to go for the Scorpion Death Lock on the man who cost him the World Heavyweight Title. Raven tries to fight off the Scorpion Death Lock and manages to wriggle out underneath the bottom rope to the outside, getting out of danger. Raven quickly turns around and jumps over the guardrail, legging it through the crowd, escaping from Sting. Sting stares at him from the ring, watching Raven run off. Sting points his index finger at Raven, promising to get his hands on him real soon.

    Backstage: We head back to the interview area where Mean Gene is standing by with Ric Flair, who receives a "WOOOOOO!" back in the arena from the crowd. Or it could just be Sting hollering to the crowd. Who knows. But anyway.

    Mean Gene begins, "Ric Flair, we heard from your opponent, Jeff Jarrett, moments ago. The time is upon us. Winner gets a shot at the World Heavyweight Title next week."

    Ric Flair responds, "MEEEAAANNNNN 'WOOOOOOOOOOO' GENE! Jeff Jarrett wants to talk about history. My favorite subject in school was maths. Let's talk some numbers, Gene. They call me the '60 Minute Man' because I can go all night long and I'm not just talking about in the ring, if you know what I mean...Gene. However, last night at Spring Stampede, it only took the big man, the 383 lbs, 7 foot tall, Giant, and the leader of the 4 Horsemen, Ric Flair, just 1 minute to beat Totally Buff. Jeff Jarrett on the other hand lost in 3 minutes to Goldberg. I'm the 16 Time Champion. I won my 15th reign from Jeff Jarrett. And after I beat Jarrett again tonight, in 1 weeks time...the Limousine Ridin', Jet Flyin', Kiss Stealin', Wheelin and Dealin' Son Of A Gun will walk that aisle, style & profile and go on to become the 17 Times World Heavyweight Champion. WOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    The Nature Boy walks off for the main event.

    Match Six
    (Main Event)

    Winner faces Scott Steiner for the World Heavyweight Championship next week on Nitro
    Ric Flair vs. Jeff Jarrett


    The Nature Boy is treated like a King by the fans during his entrance, being wrestling royalty and all. The front row fans bow in his presence as he walks that aisle to the ring. Jeff Jarrett is treated the exact opposite, getting massive heat from the crowd. Jarrett is heckled by fans on his way down to the ring and Double J threatens them with his Guitar.

    Flair extends his hands out to Jarrett for a lock up and Jarrett goes in...but Flair combs his hair back and "Woo's" at Jarrett, having some fun with him.

    Flair and Jarrett lock up for real this time and start out scientific, exchanging Headlocks and Hammerlocks.

    Jarrett knocks Flair down with a Shoulder Block and struts across the ring while Flair watches, sarcastically smiling at Jarrett.

    Flair and Jarrett go at it again. Flair ends up knocking Jarrett down with a Shoulder Block of his own and does his own version of the strut across the ring while Jarrett watches in anger.

    After playing games and mocking each other, the action picks up hot and heavy. Flair and Jarrett get into a chopping match which Flair ends up winning. Jarrett pulls out dirty tactics behind the ref's back but Flair being "The Dirtiest Player In The Game" pulls dirty tactics right back on Jarrett, showing he can play dirty good, if not better than Jarrett does. Flair makes the mistake of going up top and gets tossed off the top turnbuckle by Double J, giving Jarrett the upper hand. Jarrett goes for The Stroke on Flair but Naitch escapes from it and rolls up Jarrett from behind with a Schoolboy, only getting a two count off it.

    Jarrett regains the upper hand quickly, keeping his momentum going. Jarrett ends up putting Flair in a Figure Four Leglock, which could be considered the ultimate insult to The Nature Boy. Flair's trapped in the middle of the ring in his own submission with nowhere to go. Flair screams and tries to turn Jarrett over onto his stomach but Jarrett keeps him on his back. Flair's shoulders go down completely, making him eligible for a pin while in the Figure Four. The referee counts but Flair gets his shoulder up at two. Flair's shoulder goes down again for another pin and the referee makes a count. Flair gets his shoulder up again at two. Flair starts fighting & fighting to turn Jarrett over onto his stomach and eventually does, reversing the Figure Four on him. Jarrett crawls to the bottom rope and grabs it forcing a rope break.

    Jarrett gets back to his feet first and targets Flair's leg. Jarrett places Flair's foot on the bottom rope and uses the bottom rope to spring himself up in the air, landing on Flair's leg with a butt drop. Jarrett repeats this action again, weakening Flair's leg further. Jarrett kicks Flair's leg and delivers a Chop Block to the back of his knee. Jarrett picks up Flair and hits a Kneebreaker on him, playing Flair's own game against him.

    Following the Kneebreaker, Jarrett holds up Flair's leg and mocks him again with his own "Woo!" which the crowd boo.

    JARRETT ATTEMPTS ANOTHER FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK ON FLAIR, SPINNING AROUND HIS LEG...BUT FLAIR ROLLS UP JARRETT WITH A SMALL PACKAGE, CAPTURING THE THREE!

    Winner and facing Scott Steiner for the World Title next week on Nitro: Ric Flair (8.44)

    Post-Match: The crowd mark out surprised. The commentators are surprised. Flair himself is surprised. Jarrett is shocked and looks up at the referee, asking if that was really a three. Jarrett pulls on his hair, angry with himself for getting outsmarted by Flair. Jarrett almost had it won but got caught and three seconds is all it took to cost him another shot at the World Title. Jarrett leaves the ring, throwing a fit, while The Nature Boy stays behind in the ring to celebrate with the fans. Flair is almost crying tears of joy, getting another chance to regain the title he put on the map. Flair waves to the crowd, who bow to him, closing the show on this feel-good moment.

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    Re: WCW 2001 (WCW wins the Monday Night War)

    Spotlight just needs to be on Raven after costing Sting last night so I’m all on board with that.

    The Berg is here? Awesome. I personally might have just let Raven have his moment here though, as opposed to hyping somebody else’s arrival as well, felt like it was deserved.

    Boy, that feels like a lot of detail for a 5 minute match. A good win for Jason Jett to continue his undefeated streak though. Solid enough stuff.

    A nice continuation from last week here with Bigelow attacking his former Triple Threat buddies. This one is still only just beginning, but this was the reaction Bam Bam needed to have after the PPV.

    I LOVE everything about the Who Betta than Kanyon challenge, especially the name. Duggan is at least somewhat of a credible opponent, and I’m happy to see the ever entertaining Kanyon get some shine time. Push the man please.

    My first real big criticism of the night, and I’m a hypocrite in saying this because my tag division is littered with shit teams… But boy oh boy, really not interested in anymore brawling between Kronik and The Harris Brothers. I guess Vito and Johnny getting involved is something of a new ingredient, but my enthusiasm for this is all but gone. Needs some substance to become interesting again, in my opinion.

    Douglas and Candido setting the perfect trap here for Bigelow. More good continuation from earlier, no dramas.

    I LOVE when people include things from real life in this thread, gives it a real authentic feel. Sting appearing on Texas Ranger does that, awesome.

    The Filthy Animals going over Boogie Nights is fine, they are the better team. A solid match, no doubt. The aftermath with 3 Count attacking is interesting, after they didn’t completely get along last week. Clearly their quest for gold continues, but I’d like to hear from them to see why they are still friends after the PPV. To me, that sort of clarity is important at some point. Konnan making the save makes sense, before the beat down occurs. Heels have the solid outnumber, clearly building something for the mid card here.

    Despite Shamrock’s usual awkwardness on the mic, I actually thought this promo was written pretty well. Sounded like he should. I’d love to see more full promos from you as the dialogue I’ve read from you so far has been pretty good.

    I really enjoyed this Sandman/Bischoff segment here. Sandman rubbing Bischoff off the wrong way seems like a pretty logical thing to happen. His lack of care for authority and Bischoff’s greed for power creates a perfect scenario. The back and forth here was fine, and Sandman being suspended for a week could be the start of a really interesting angle here. Potential for this one, I’ll be watching this space.

    Ken Shamrock is for me, the best booked character in your thread right now. Another strong win, and the brutal aftermath and potentially lining up The Cat as his next victim was all good enough for me. I’m assuming Shamrock will continue to look beastly until Booker T makes his return.

    Random as segment here with Totally Buff and DDP but pretty standard for the time period. Buff hitting on Kimberly only to get rejected was pretty funny. The brawl afterwards makes sense as well…

    This segment with Funk and Corino from the Double Cross Ranch was bloody brilliant. It makes me wish I did more when I used Funk briefly in ECW. Putting down the Rhodes’ family was great, as was the sadistic line about Dakota’s tears being delicious. The shooting and what not just adds an awesome visual, thought this was altogether brilliant.

    Goldberg squash is pretty stock standard but the aftermath is interesting as hell. I didn’t expect a Goldberg/Rhino angle but if you build up Rhino well, this could be bloody brilliant.

    I don’t like the booking of Jarrett at all here. Firstly, he loses in 3 minutes and then gets a shot at being the number one contender? Makes zero sense from a credibility perspective. On top of that, he then says Goldberg has a bigger problem in Rhino. Is he calling Rhino a bigger problem than him? Doesn’t seem like something he’d say. Outside of the hype for his match with Flair, this was/is a completely miss for me.

    Sting appearing in the crowd behind Raven would have been awesome. I’m all for this feud and this was a nice starting point, can’t wait until they both really start playing some mind games. The most exciting program you currently have.

    Flair promo was written in character and did a solid job of hyping the main event.

    Main event was good enough and I’m happy Flair got the win, even if it was with a fluke type of pin. I would have judged you harshly had you have given the victory to Jarrett after all the Jarrett stuff I had whinged about previously. Flair/Steiner next week should be fun, which potentially brings up my only other issue with the show, no Steiner. Your champ should be making some type of appearance even if he isn’t booked.

    I mentioned a few things throughout but this is still enjoyable and I’m impressed overall. Sting/Raven, Goldberg, Flair/Steiner for next week, still a lot of good stuff here. Looking forward to more.








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    Re: WCW 2001 (WCW wins the Monday Night War)

    Good show like the booking of Shamrock he comes off as a legit badass. I dig your writing style everything is clear and well written. Raven vs. Sting cool to see young guys like Daniels get some time on show even if its loss. I love your booking of Sandman it kind of remains me of Austin lil but and the way your setting up his story is great.


    Keep up the good work.


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    Re: WCW 2001 (WCW wins the Monday Night War)

    Well, I’ve got to say, this has been some pleasant reading for me over the last few days. It’s a different project for sure, and it’s clearly going to get a lot of eyeballs in the section. But thankfully, the actual content has been just as good as the premise. Spring Stampede was a tremendously booked show, and whilst there were probably one too many hardcore type stipulation matches, they all had unique qualities about them to make them all different, so kudos for that. And with it being an 11 match show, on first glance it seems like a lot, but WCW often did overstack PPV’s with 10-12 matches, and you did a decent job of not letting anything run too long.

    I do think you’ve rushed bringing in so many new faces in the space of a month, where it’s almost going to get to a point where it’s going to be expected that someone new is going to debut every week. But that aside, I can’t fault the way in which you’ve brought all of these guys in. Ken Shamrock in particular stands out by a country mile as a killer right now, and his demolition of Booker T at Spring Stampede was tremendous. With his shoot fighting gimmick, and the way he’s destroying guys, I wouldn’t be surprised to see an eventual big time showdown between him and Goldberg. He’s been booked to perfection thus far.

    And just on Goldberg, his return was handled to perfection too. Built as if we were seeing the biggest star in the business returning, and he sure felt like the biggest star in the world with that return match. A feud between him and Rhyno; Spear versus Gore should be absolutely outstanding, and I think it’s the right idea to get straight into a big feud for Goldberg rather than just reintroducing him with a few weeks of squashes. We got that at Spring Stampede and here against Harris, and this was a perfect follow up.

    As others have already pointed out; Raven/Sting is a BTB dream feud. There’s so much you can play with, so much to dig into – expectations will be sky high for this feud though, so I hope you deliver big! Which, actually, I’m confident you will if this first month of content is anything to go by. The thought of Sting appearing in the row behind Raven and the reaction that would’ve gotten would’ve been huge. Great thinking.

    My biggest gripe though comes from the most recent show actually, and Jeff Jarrett somehow being given a #1 Contenders match the night after he got dusted inside 5 minutes by Goldberg. And given how stacked your roster is, it’s not like you’re short on potential challengers for the title right now. At least he lost though, and Flair getting a title shot on a Nitro is fine for a rating.

    Anyways, just wanted to drop in and basically tell you how good a job you’re doing. You’ve made a big impression in the section in a very short space of time. Keep up the good work!!

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    Re: WCW 2001 (WCW wins the Monday Night War)

    As always, appreciate the feedback, so thank you fellas.

    The "bigger problem" line was meant size-wise, not Jarrett thinking Rhino would pose a bigger threat to Goldberg than him. And Jarrett was only put in the No. 1 Contender match just to set something up for him. From a credibility perspective, I get people's gripes with it though.
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    Re: WCW 2001 (WCW wins the Monday Night War)


    April 25th 2001

    ARCO Arena
    Sacramento, California


    Opening Intro

    Pyro and fireworks open up the show, sending the crowd into a frenzy. The camera scans the arena for shots of excited fans. Our commentators, Mike Tenay and Scott Hudson, welcome us to the show and introduce themselves before they announce some of tonight's matches. Bam Bam Bigelow will go one-on-one with Chris Candido. The former World Tag Team Champions, Chuck Palumbo and Sean O' Haire will take on their former Natural Born Thriller teammates Mike Sanders and Mark Jindrak. Johnny The Bull will lock horns with Bryan Clark. Yun Yang of the Jung Dragons has accepted Kanyon's "Who Betta Than Kanyon" Open Challenge. And Tenay will be conducting a live interview via satellite with the World Heavyweight Champion, Scott Steiner, to get his thoughts on his upcoming title defense against Ric Flair next week on Nitro. The Cruiserweights begin the show.

    Match One
    Jason Jett vs. AJ Styles (w/ Air Paris)

    Jett starts out with a Headlock on Styles. AJ shoves him to the ropes and Jett knocks him down with a Shoulder Block. Jett runs to the ropes and AJ turns over on his stomach. Jett jumps over AJ's back, continuing to run, and AJ pops up to his feet. AJ leap frogs Jett before he turns around and catches Jett coming off the ropes with a beautiful Dropkick to the face.

    Jett gets back up and AJ throws a kick at his leg. Jett throws a kick back at his leg. Both Cruiserweights trade more kicks to the leg before they start exchanging forearms to the face. Jett gets the better of AJ and irish whips him, bending over for a Back Body Drop. AJ rolls over Jett's back, landing behind him, and waistlocks him, rolling him up for an O' Conner Roll. Jett shoves AJ off of him at two and AJ stumbles towards the ropes. Jett is up and charges at his opponent but AJ bends over and Back Body Drops Jason over the top rope. Jett lands on the ring apron through and waits for AJ to turn around before he clocks him in the face with a forearm, making him back up. Jett uses the top rope to sling himself back into the ring and take down AJ with the Afterburner.

    Jett picks up AJ and irish whips him again for a Sitout Hip Toss. Jett waits for him to reach his feet before he charges at him, attempting to hit a Dropkick, but AJ moves out of the way causing Jett to slide out of the ring through the middle ropes. Air Paris is standing close by at ringside and Jett shoots him a look, telling him to back off. While Jett is distracted with Paris, AJ goes flying over the top rope, crashing down on Jett with a Tope Con Hilo. Styles picks him up and rolls him back into the ring. AJ climbs up on the ring apron, waiting for Jett to get up. AJ leaps up to the top rope and connects with a Springboard Forearm on Jett. AJ goes for the cover but only gets a two.

    AJ heads up to the top turnbuckle, going for a Spiral Tap, but Jett brings his knees up, driving them into AJ's back. Jett Front Suplexes AJ on the top rope. Jett hits a Running Knee Lift to AJ's face while Styles is dangling on the top rope, knocking him back onto the ring apron. Jett waits for AJ to get on his feet before he charges to the ropes and attempts to knock AJ off the ring apron. But AJ catches Jett first with a forearm to the face, stopping him in his tracks. Styles delivers a Shoulder Barge to Jett's mid-section through the middle ropes, making him bend over.

    AJ SLINGS HIMSELF OVER THE TOP ROPE, LOOKING FOR A SUNSET FLIP PIN...BUT JETT CATCHES AJ ON HIS BACK AND HITS A CRADLE BACK TO BELLY PILEDRIVER!

    Jett holds his legs down for a rana pin. But AJ kicks out before three.

    Jett picks up AJ and makes him eat punches before he whips him to the ropes. Styles jumps on the second rope however and lands a Springboard Reverse DDT on Jett. AJ picks up Jett and tucks his head between his legs, looking for The Styles Clash. However, Jett lifts AJ up on his shoulders and drives the Air Raid member down to the mat with an Air Raid Crash.

    Jett goes for the pin on AJ but Air Paris gets up on the ring apron to distract the referee, preventing him from counting.

    Jett stands up and turns around, getting into an argument with Air Paris. AJ gets up behind Jason and turns him around, blasting him with punches.

    AJ SENDS JETT TO THE ROPES, LOOKING FOR A CLOTHESLINE BUT JETT DUCKS UNDER HIS ARM...AND DOES A HANDSPRING AGAINST THE ROPES, KNOCKING AIR PARIS OFF THE RING APRON WITH HIS BACK BEFORE HE LANDS ON HIS FEET AND GOES FLYING BACKWARDS WITH A BACK ELBOW TO AJ, HITTING THE SHOCKWAVE!

    Jett drags AJ up to his feet and sends him up in the air for THE CRASH LANDING!

    Jett covers AJ for the three, racking up another win for his undefeated streak, bringing it up to 6 - 0.

    Winner: Jason Jett (5.50)

    Backstage: Mean Gene is standing with 3 Count in the interview area.

    "I am standing here with both Evan Karagias and Shannon Moore, 3 Count! Gentlemen, the two of you had problems with each other just 3 days ago at Spring Stampede when you faced your former partner Shane Helms for the Cruiserweight Title in a Triple Threat Match. You both came up short but the next night you seemed to be back on the same page as you ambushed Rey Misterio Jr. and Billy Kidman, The Filthy Animals, from behind on Nitro. What happened with you two following Spring Stampede and why did you attack The Filthy Animals on Monday?

    Shannon Moore answers Gene first, "Gene, what happened after Spring Stampede was Evan and I made up. We talked our problems out over the phone the next morning. We came to an agreement that we let our greed for the Cruiserweight Championship come between our friendship. And it's a mistake that we won't let happen again. That's why we've decided to go after the Cruiserweight Tag Team Championships, so we can both hold a Cruiserweight Title each. Problem solved.

    Evan Karagias chimes in, "That's right. And Filthy Animals, you just happen to have possession of those belts, so we're coming after you. Gene, as two talented artists, Shannon and I have a lot of gold records together. And the Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles are just the latest gold we're looking to add to our collection."

    "WHAT THE HELL YOU TALKING ABOUT?"


    Shannon Moore and Evan Karagias are interrupted by shouting from Elix Skipper. Primetime and his tag team partner, Kid Romeo, walk into the shot, confronting Shannon and Evan face to face.

    Elix continues, "What is this nonsense about you two going for the Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles? We're still owed a rematch for the belts. Romeo and I are the first ever Cruiserweight Tag Team Champions and no other tag team in this Cruiserweight Division is gonna step in and take our shots away. So you two need to get back in line and wait your turn until we regain our titles back."

    Shannon responds, "What rematch? You only had one title defense and you lost the belts. You two aren't entitled to any rematch. It's time for new No. 1 Contenders to step up and that's us. Unlike you, we're actually gonna get the job done and beat The Filthy Animals for the titles."

    Shannon, Evan, Elix and Romeo continue arguing over each other about who should face The Filthy Animals for the Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles.

    Mean Gene interrupts the four men, "Gentlemen, control yourselves please and settle this in the ring where it belongs."

    Elix agrees with Gene, "You know what, that's a good idea, Mean Gene. Shannon, Evan, how about you two, Romeo & I face each other in a tag team match later and let's see who deserves the next shot at the Filthy Animals.

    Evan accepts for 3 Count, "You got it. We'll see who deserves it more. Us!"

    Both teams walk away from each other, leaving Mean Gene on his own.

    We get a replay of the latest going ons between Bam Bam Bigelow and Shane Douglas & Chris Candido, showing Candido's return at Spring Stampede to help Douglas beat Bigelow. And Douglas/Candido's trap for Bigelow backstage on Nitro, throwing him into an equipment crate and hitting him in the side of his head with a Steel Chair, leaving him laying on the floor.

    Match Two
    Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Chris Candido

    Shane Douglas accompanies Chris Candido to the ring but gets sent to the back by the referee before the match. Candido objects but there's nothing he can do about it, leaving him on his own against Bigelow. Bigelow is happy and Candido's confidence is shaken a bit as a result.

    The bell rings and The Beast From The East starts going wild on Candido, beating him like he stole something and throwing him around the ring like a ragdoll. Candido tries to run out of the ring but Bigelow grabs the back of his tights, exposing his bare ass to the world, and pulls Candido back in for more punishment.

    Bigelow elevates Candido above his head for a Gorilla Press Slam, holding him in the air, but Candido reaches down and rakes Bigelow's eyes, forcing The Beast From The East to drop him. Candido lands on his feet behind Bigelow and goes on the assault, clubbing Bigelow in the back. Candido kicks at his leg, trying to chop him down. "Hard Knox" manages to drop him to one knee and runs to the ropes, delivering a Dropkick to Bigelow's face, putting him on his back.

    Chris heads up to the second turnbuckle and drops the New Jersey Jam on Bigelow. Candido goes for the cover but Bigelow shoves him into the air at two

    Candido stays on Bigelow, punching and kicking away at him. Candido hits the ropes but Bigelow presses him up in the air again over his head and this time successfully plants him down on the mat with a Gorilla Press Slam.

    Bigelow picks up Candido and whisks him off to the corner where he places him on the top turnbuckle. Bigelow climbs up on the second turnbuckle with plans to Superplex Candido. But Candido throws punches at Bigelow's face and stomach. Candido bends Bigelow over and tucks his head between his legs, setting up for The Blonde Bombshell. The flaw in his plan is that he's too small to lift Bigelow up and Bigelow Back Body Drops Candido off the top turnbuckle to the mat instead. Bigelow climbs up one more level on the turnbuckles, standing on the top, and Bigelow goes for a Moonsault on Candido but "No Gimmicks Needed" rolls out of the way in time before he's flattened like a pancake.

    Candido and Bigelow get up to their feet, punching each other. Candido Headbutts Bigelow but just ends up knocking himself groggy due to Bigelow's rock hard head. Bigelow hits a Jumping Enziguri to the side of Candido's head, knocking him down.

    Bigelow lifts Candido off the mat and scoops him up on his shoulder, setting up for The Greetings From Asbury Park.

    Bigelow holds Candido on his shoulder...

    SHANE DOUGLAS RUNS BACK OUT, PULLING CANDIDO OFF BIGELOW'S SHOULDER AND BOTH MEN ATTACK BIGELOW FOR A DISQUALIFICATION!

    Winner by DQ: Bam Bam Bigelow (5.12)

    Post-Match: Douglas and Candido continue pounding away at Bigelow's back...until Bigelow swats them away like flies and goes into Beast mode, sending Douglas and Candido running out of the ring for their lives. Douglas and Candido scurry up the aisle, escaping from Bigelow.

    Bigelow calls for a mic, "Ya know, I'm getting sick and tired of this. It seems I can't face one without the other getting involved, so Douglas, Candido, how about I face you two in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match next week on Nitro, that way I can kick both of your asses at the same time?

    The crowd cheer in approval.

    Douglas is handed a mic by a stage crew member to respond, "And yet again, you've made another stupid decision, Bigelow. You're on! And maybe this time, we'll finally knock some sense back into that bald tattooed head of yours.

    The Franchise drops his mic and leaves with Candido.

    Backstage: Totally Buff are backstage, being pricks as usual to backstage workers. Luger and Bagwell see the Cruiserweight Champion, Shane Helms talking to a backstage worker and both men walk up to him.

    "Hey Lex, look at this. It's the champion of the midget division.

    Shane turns around, having his conversation interrupted by Buff Bagwell. And the backstage worker leaves.

    Lex goes, "Where is he? I can't see him.", making fun of Shane's size.

    Bagwell says, "Little man's right here, in front of you."

    Shane responds to the two of them, "What do you guys want? Don't you have a gym to head off to?

    Bagwell answers, "Yeah, we do. And you should join us, champ. Don't you know this business isn't about having great matches, but about having a great body. You will never be a superstar in this business, looking the way you do. You're too small and not muscular enough. You don't look tough. I bet this average looking jabroni walking past us (referring to a backstage worker) could kick your ass in a fight. Hit the weights, take a shower, get a clue, kid."

    Shane fires back at Buff, "Oh really? Well I'd rather be small, a workhorse and put on great matches for the fans in the Cruiserweight Division than be an untalented hack like you two meatheads who do nothing but just hang around for pay cheques. I earn my keep around here. And just by looking at you two, I can tell you have toothpick legs and small penises to go along with those massive bodies of yours. Now do me a favor and hit the bricks, roid breath."

    Buff slaps Helms across the face, having been gotten to by Shane's response. Totally Buff turn around to leave. Shane Helms grabs an empty water bottle nearby...and throws it at the back of Buff's head, bouncing the bottle off his head. Bagwell and Luger turn around to attack Shane Helms. Despite being outmanned, the Cruiserweight Champion stands his ground and tries to fight back with his own punches. Road agents and referees run in to break Totally Buff off Shane Helms. Buff Bagwell and Shane Helms scream at each other as they're being seperated.

    Commercial Break

    Coming back from the commercial break, we get a replay of the altercation backstage between Shane Helms and Totally Buff, mainly Buff Bagwell. Mike Tenay announces that a match has been made between Shane Helms and Buff Bagwell for tonight's main event.

    Match Three
    "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" Open Challenge
    Kanyon vs. Yun Yang


    Being the bigger man, Kanyon dominates the first couple minutes of the match until he gets caught with a Headscissors Takedown. Kanyon gets up and goes for a Clothesline but Yang ducks under and hits a Calf Kick to the back of Kanyon's head. Yang heads up to the top turnbuckle and attempts a Diving Crossbody but Kanyon catches him in his arms. Yang is flung up on Kanyon's shoulders for a Powerbomb but Yang reverses it into a Hurricarana, sending Kanyon over the top rope to the outside. Yang ascends the top turnbuckle once again and successfully nails a Diving Crossbody to Kanyon this time on the outside, banging the back of Kanyon's head off the guardrail as he crashes down on top of him.

    Yang picks up Kanyon and rolls him back into the ring for a count. Kanyon kicks out.

    Yang runs to the ropes and jumps on the second rope, looking for a Springboard Moonsault but Kanyon rolls out of the way and Yang hits the mat. Kanyon stands up and applies an STF on Yang.

    Yang's in trouble but he hangs in and fights his way to the bottom rope for a rope break.

    Yang is picked up and Kanyon scoops him on his shoulder. Yang spins off his shoulder though, reversing into a Tornado DDT on Kanyon. Yang climbs to the top turnbuckle with his back turned to Kanyon and The Jung Dragon hits Yang Time on Kanyon, holding his leg up for a pin.

    Kanyon gets his shoulder up at two. Yang came close to getting a three.

    Yang lifts Kanyon but gets an uppercut to the face. Kanyon hits a Bridging Dragon Suplex on The Jung Dragon for a pin but only gets two.

    Kanyon picks up Yang and irish whips him to the corner. Kanyon charges at Yang but gets a boot to the face. Yang goes up top, looking for Yang Time again, but Kanyon trips up Yang's legs, making him land groin-first on the top turnbuckle. Kanyon climbs up on the second turnbuckle behind Yang and drives Yang off the top turnbuckle with a Reverse Superplex.

    Kanyon drags Yang up off the mat and plants him with the FLATLINER!

    Kanyon puts him away for three.

    Winner: Kanyon (4.29)

    Mike Tenay wants to remind us not to miss Sting's upcoming appearance on Walker, Texas Ranger this Saturday the 28th of April on CBS.



    We're shown a replay of the backstage brawl between KroniK, The Harris Brothers and The Mamalukes from Nitro.

    Match Four
    Johnny The Bull vs. Bryan Clark

    Both men's partners have been told to stay in the back.

    We get some trash talking between both men to start us off before they start slugging at each other. The two big bulls use their power and unleash their inner Cruiserweights for this one.

    Clark gets thrown out on the ring apron but hits a Slingshot Shoulder Block back into the ring on Johnny. Clark's pinfall attempt fails, only getting a two.

    Clark picks up Johnny and irish whips him to the ropes. Johnny ducks a Big Boot and jumps on the second rope, hitting a Springboard Back Elbow to Clark. Johnny steps out on the ring apron and leaps up on the top rope for a Springboard Legdrop on Clark. Unfortunately for him, he only gets a two count off it.

    Johnny climbs up on the second turnbuckle, waiting for Clark to get up. Johnny jumps off but gets caught by the neck by Clark, setting up for a Chokeslam. Johnny lands some Back Elbows to the side of Clark's head, getting out of it though. Johnny runs to the ropes but gets caught with a Scoop Powerslam. Clark goes for the pin but no success.

    Clark picks up Johnny and puts him in position for The Meltdown. Clark hoists Johnny up on his shoulder but Johnny slips down behind Clark and hooks both of his arms for a Tiger Suplex. Johnny follows up with a Superkick to Clark once he gets up.

    Johnny heads up to the top turnbuckle, looking to finish off Clark, but suddenly gets interrupted by an incident taking place on the titantron.

    On the titantron, The Harris Brothers are shown beating up Big Vito with Tire Irons backstage in the Hallway with a motorbike nearby.

    Vito is laid out on the floor and Ron Harris has a black rope. Ron attaches one end of the rope to the back of the motorbike and hogties Vito's feet with the other end of the rope.

    Don Harris climbs onto the motorbike and takes a seat. Don Harris starts the bike up and revs the engine a couple of times.

    DON HARRIS RIDES OFF ON THE MOTORBIKE, DRAGGING VITO THROUGH THE HALLWAY BEHIND HIS BIKE!

    Vito avoids bumping into any walls and just slides straight through the Hallway on his back.

    DON HARRIS RIDES INTO A MUCH BIGGER AREA BACKSTAGE AND VITO UNCONTROLLABLY CRASHES INTO SOME CARDBOARD BOXES AND STEEL POLES!

    Don Harris stops the Bike and turns it off as Vito is covered in a pile of boxes & poles.

    The camera goes back to the arena and Johnny The Bull is seen watching the titantron horrified. Johnny turns around and gets nailed with a BIG BOOT from Clark.

    Clark hooks Johnny's leg for the pin and gets the three.

    Winner: Bryan Clark (3.47)

    Backstage: Ms. Jones is doing a sit down interview for WCW Magazine in some room. As the interview continues going, Ken Shamrock enters the room behind Ms. Jones and interrupts the interview. Jones looks behind and sees Shamrock, jumping out of her seat. Jones is scared out of her mind as is the interviewer. Shamrock scares the interviewer away, who runs out of the room, leaving Jones behind. Shamrock slowly approaches Jones like a predator stalking it's prey and Jones backs away in fear, placing Chairs in front of her, trying to keep Shamrock back. Shamrock throws the Chairs out of the way, cornering Jones in the room. Jones is frightened and intimidated by The World's Most Dangerous Man's presence. She can't even make eye contact with him as she turns her head to the side.

    Shamrock starts to speak to Jones, "I want you to send a message to The Cat. You tell that little p***y, he better mind his own business and stay out of my way or else he'll end up just like his pal M.I. Smooth with a broken ankle. And you can't dance when you have a broken ankle. You tell Ernest Miller that, got it?"

    Jones nods her head out of fear, almost being brought to tears, promising to pass on the message to Ernest Miller. Shamrock makes a bit of a movement with his head, making Jones flinch, before he leaves the room.

    Match Five
    Chuck Palumbo and Sean O' Haire vs. Mike Sanders and Mark Jindrak

    Mike Sanders and Mark Jindrak mouth off to their former Natural Born Thriller teammates before the contest starts and Mike Sanders slaps Chuck Palumbo across the face, triggering Palumbo & O' Haire into going apeshit on Sanders & Jindrak.

    No one climbs out onto the ring apron and no tags are made as the entirety of the match consists of Palumbo brawling with Sanders inside the ring and O' Haire brawling with Jindrak outside the ring.

    Palumbo hits a Tilt A Whirl Backbreaker on Sanders.

    Jindrak slides into the ring to brawl with Palumbo.

    O' Haire rolls into the ring and Jindrak is taken out with a Double Flapjack by Palumbo & O' Haire.

    Sanders rises to his feet and stumbles into a JUNGLE KICK by Chuck Palumbo before Sean O' Haire tops it off with a SEANTON BOMB on Sanders, putting their former leader away for the count.

    Winners: Chuck Palumbo and Sean O' Haire (2.01)

    Post-Match: Palumbo and O' Haire call for a mic. Palumbo tells The Impact Players to enjoy the World Tag Team Titles while they have it cause they're cashing in their title rematch at Slamboree. Palumbo passes the mic to O' Haire, who tells Justin Credible that the next time they get their hands on his Singapore Cane again, this time he's gonna stick it up Credible's ass. O' Haire lays the mic down on the mat, leaving a short but clear message for the new World Tag Team Champions.

    Commercial Break

    Mike Tenay hypes up Scott Steiner and Ric Flair's World Title match coming up next week on Nitro and says he's joined at this time by his guest, the World Heavyweight Champion, Scott Steiner live via satellite from his hometown of Bay City, Michigan.

    Titantron: Scott Steiner pops up on the big screen, sitting in a studio with his World Heavyweight Title on his lap. The champion receives boos back in the ARCO Arena. Tenay brings up his successful title defense against Sting at Spring Stampede and asks for his thoughts on his next title defense against Ric Flair on Nitro this coming Monday.

    Steiner responds, "Mike Tenay, this is what's wrong with Eric Bischoff being in power. I don't know why he's making me defend the title next week after I just retained it 3 days ago at Spring Stampede. I went through a hell of a battle with Sting. Sting took my brother Rick and Road Warrior Animal out. And Midajah was also a casualty in the match. I couldn't be there this past Monday on Nitro cause I was sitting by a hospital bed all day long by Midajah's side while she was recuperating. I need a break. Eric BITCHoff doesn't understand that a champion needs his rest and why would he, he's not a wrestler and he's never been a champion. All of his success in this business came off the backs of others and then he stuck a knife in those same backs. It's bullshit that he's President of this company again. We couldn't get someone competent like Donald Trump for President instead? As for you Flair, I'm glad you won cause that means I get to kick your flabby old ass all around that ring, which I've wanted to do for years. You're no different from Bitchoff. You're a dictator, a backstage politician. You've screwed over so many talent yourself when you and your jealous bastard friends were running things around here. You're mad for power, and the only reason you want this title back is so you can get that power back. Well it ain't gonna happen, not as long as I'm champion around here. I've always wondered why you call yourself "The Nature Boy". Is it because you like nature? Is it because you like boys? I think it's that last one because I took all those freaks that you used to hang with. They traded Space Mountain in for this ride."

    Scott flexes his arms.

    "They know what it's like to be with a real man now. And after I retain the title this Monday, I'll take your wife and you'll be divorced for the 18th time, the only thing higher than your number of World Title reigns. And after I take her and make her my new freak, I'll take your daughters too. I'll make them "WOO" all night long cause BIG POPPA PUMP IS YOUR HOOK UP! HOLLA IF YA HEAR ME!"

    Tenay thanks Steiner for joining us, ending the interview.

    Match Six
    3 Count (Shannon Moore and Evan Karagias) vs. Kid Romeo and Elix Skipper

    Kid Romeo and Evan Karagias start off for their teams. Romeo does a little dance across the ring from Karagias, which makes Evan laugh. Evan charges at Romeo and gets taken down with a Drop Toe Hold. Romeo works over Evan with some technical and submission stuff. Romeo tags out to Skipper, who lays into Evan with some martial art kicks and knocks him down with a Roundhouse Kick. Elix goes for a pin but Evan kicks out.

    Prime Time turns to the fans to ask them, "What time is it?" but receives very little response from the crowd. Evan goes for a Clothesline on Elix but Skipper bends backwards, performing the Matrix, making Evan miss. Evan quickly tags out to Shannon Moore though, who hits a Hilo over the top rope onto Elix while he's still in the Matrix position.

    Shannon continues the momentum for his team until he runs to the ropes and Kid Romeo grabs the back of his hair from the ring apron, distracting him. Shannon pops Romeo in the face with a forearm but turns around and gets caught with a Spin Kick to the stomach from Skipper. Elix Scoop Slams Shannon before he tags Romeo in. Elix picks up both of Shannon's legs, holding them in his arms.

    ELIX GIANT SWINGS SHANNON AND ROMEO DELIVERS A DROPKICK TO SHANNON'S HEAD WHILE HE'S BEING SWUNG AROUND!

    Romeo goes for the pin on Shannon but Evan Karagias runs in to break it up.

    Romeo and Shannon continue the action. Shannon charges at Romeo and Romeo sidesteps, throwing Shannon over the top rope, but Shannon hangs on to the top rope with both hands. Shannon tries to skin the cat back into the ring but Romeo delivers a Dropkick to Shannon's face while he's upside down, knocking Shannon to the floor outside. Romeo waits for Shannon to get up at ringside before he slings himself over the top rope and crashes down on Shannon with a Slingshot Somersault Plancha.

    Romeo rolls Shannon back in the ring and goes for a pin but Shannon kicks out. Romeo tags out to Skipper.

    Skipper picks up Shannon but gets punched in the gut. Shannon drapes his leg on the back of Elix's neck, setting up for Bottoms Up but Elix flips Shannon up & over in the air and Shannon lands on his feet. Elix kicks Shannon in the gut and drapes his leg over the back of Shannon's neck, trying to go for an Overdrive, but Shannon spins out from under his leg and hits a Step Up Enziguri to Skipper. Shannon rolls to his corner and makes a tag to Evan, who leaps up on the top rope and hits a Springboard Dropkick to Elix. Evan goes for a pin but Elix kicks out.

    Evan makes his way up top and goes for The Outrageous Corkscrew but Elix moves out of the way and Karagias crashes & burns. Elix picks up Evan and sits him on the top rope. Elix climbs up to the top turnbuckle and carefully walks across the top rope over to Evan, hitting a Rope Walk Hurricarana on him. Elix goes for the pin but Shannon Moore breaks it up. Elix tags Romeo.

    Romeo picks up Evan and hits a Delayed Vertical Suplex on him. Romeo runs to the ropes and Shannon Moore drives a knee into his back, making him stumble into a DDT. Evan tags Shannon, who remains on the ring apron. Evan picks up Romeo's legs, holding them in his arms.

    EVAN CATAPULTS ROMEO INTO SHANNON, WHO HITS A FOREARM TO ROMEO'S FACE, MAKING ROMEO FALL BACK ONTO EVAN'S KNEES...SHANNON HITS A SLINGSHOT ELBOW DROP TO ROMEO WHILE HE'S LAYING ON EVAN'S KNEES!

    Shannon goes for a pin on Romeo and it gets broken up by Elix. Shannon ends up getting put in a Bow And Arrow submission by Romeo but Shannon eventually twists his way out of it. Romeo tags out to Skipper.

    Skipper heads up to the top turnbuckle and waits for Shannon to get up. Once he does, Skipper jumps off the top turnbuckle but gets caught with a Superkick to the face and Shannon drops down on top of him for a pin. Romeo rushes in to break up the pin and Evan Karagias charges into the ring, going for Romeo.

    The match breaks down with all four men battling it out.

    Evan hits a Crossbody to Romeo, sending himself and Romeo over the top rope to the outside, leaving Shannon and Skipper alone in the ring.

    Shannon charges at Skipper and does a tilt a whirl but Elix counters with a Tilt A Whirl Side Slam.

    As Skipper waits for Shannon to get to his feet, Boogie Knights come down to the ring.

    Disco Inferno distracts the referee on one side of the ring.

    SKIPPER RUNS TO THE ROPES BUT ALEX WRIGHT GRABS HIS ANKLE AND TRIPS HIM UP!

    Skipper stumbles up to his feet and Shannon Moore hits BOTTOMS UP on Skipper.

    Moore covers Elix for the pin and Disco allows the referee to count the three, helping 3 Count get the win.

    Winners: 3 Count (7.06)

    Post-Match: Evan Karagias and Shannon Moore hug each other, most likely next in line for a shot at the Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles after this win over the former champions. Boogie Knights stand outside the ring, watching 3 Count celebrate as Mike Tenay questions what the relationship is between 3 Count and Boogie Knights.

    Mike Tenay and Scott Hudson show us a replay of Rhino Goring Goldberg on Nitro. Tenay and Hudson talk up Rhino, mentioning the fact that he's the last ever ECW World Champion. Hudson says he made a huge statement in his shocking debut appearance by Spearing Goldberg. Hudson says Goldberg is known all around the world for his Spear but he has never actually seen Goldberg get taken down with a Spear before. Tenay says Rhino and Goldberg share the Spear as a finisher but in Rhino's case, he calls it the Gore. Tenay says he's with Hudson, he never thought he'd ever see anyone let alone Rhino Goring down Goldberg. Tenay says Goldberg has dominanted WCW with the Spear and Rhino has dominated ECW with the Gore. Says it's fate that these two would eventually come across each other's paths. Tenay informs us that Rhino will have his debut match this coming Monday on Nitro and tells us not to miss it.

    Match Seven
    (Main Event)

    Non-Title Match
    Shane Helms vs. Buff Bagwell (w/ The Total Package)


    Buff starts out with the upper hand over Shane and poses for the crowd, flexing his muscles. Bagwell beats up Helms some more and poses again to the camera, making fun of the Cruiserweight Champion's smaller stature, underestimating him.

    Buff drags Shane up off the mat and Helms slaps Bagwell out of the blue, leaving him dazed a little. Shane starts blasting Bagwell in the face with rapid forearms, turning the tables around. Shane takes Buff down with a Drop Toe Hold and goes up top, hitting a Frog Splash on Bagwell, nearly putting him away for a three.

    Shane picks up Bagwell but Buff Daddy grabs him by the tights and throws him out of the ring through the middle ropes. Buff distracts the referee in the ring while his tag partner, Luger, stomps Helms on the outside and tosses him into the Steel Steps. Luger picks up Helms and rolls him back into the ring. Luger throws his hands up in the air, acting innocent to the referee once he turns around.

    The match is back in Buff's hands and Bagwell places Helms on the top turnbuckle. Bagwell climbs up to the second turnbuckle, setting up for a Superplex, but Shane punches him in the stomach and Front Suplexes Bagwell off the second turnbuckle to the mat. Shane waits for Bagwell to get up and comes off the top with a Diving Crossbody but Buff catches him in his arms and hits a Rib Breaker on him.

    Buff chokes Helms on the mat with both hands and breaks on the referee's count of 4. Buff heads up to the top turnbuckle, looking to hit The Blockbuster, but Shane springs up to his feet and charges onto the second turnbuckle, hitting a Jumping Enziguri to the side of Bagwell's head, knocking him off the top turnbuckle to the mat.

    Both men reach their feet at the same time and punches start flying between the two. Buff gets the better of Helms and goes for a Clothesline but Shane ducks and connects with a Single Knee Facebuster to Bagwell.

    Shane waits for Bagwell to get up but Lex Luger climbs up on the ring apron behind Helms and grabs both of his arms, holding him for Buff. Bagwell charges at Helms but the Cruiserweight Champion manages to move out of the way and Buff accidentally knocks Luger off the ring apron.

    Shane rolls up Buff from behind with a Backslide Pin but only gets two. Shane quickly hits a Shining Wizard to Buff.

    Helms lifts up Buff and sets him up for the Vertebreaker but Bagwell shoves Helms from behind into the referee, knocking him down. Shane turns around into a Clothesline and goes down too.

    Bagwell climbs to the top turnbuckle and waits for Shane to stand up, so he can hit The Blockbuster.

    As he continues waiting for the Cruiserweight Champion...

    DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE RUNS DOWN TO THE RING TO A BIG POP FROM THE CROWD AND SLIDES INTO THE RING

    DDP GRABS BAGWELL'S HEAD AND DIAMOND CUTTERS HIM OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE TO THE MAT!

    PAGE PULLS HELMS ON TOP OF BAGWELL FOR A COVER


    DDP exits the ring and the referee starts stirring into position. The referee slowly counts and the Cruiserweight Champion scores the three, getting a big win over Bagwell.

    Winner: Shane Helms (6.36)

    Post-Match: The crowd pop for Helms' victory as do the commentators. Luger gets to his feet and realizes what happened, grabbing his head in shock. DDP climbs over the guardrail into the crowd and heads up to the bleacher section, celebrating with the fans. Luger enters the ring, checking on Buff, and looks up at Page in the sea of fans, throwing a fit in the ring. Page throws the Diamond sign up in the air and the fans all around him throw up the Diamond sign too. Together, The People's Champion and the fans 'BANG' to close the show.

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    May 20th 2001

    Savvis Center
    St. Louis, Missouri


    World Tag Team Championship
    The Impact Players (Lance Storm and Justin Credible) (c) vs. Chuck Palumbo and Sean O' Haire
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    Re: WCW 2001 (WCW wins the Monday Night War)

    I LOVE THIS!

    As I'm reading this, I can't wait for Goldberg vs Rhino and Sting vs Raven sometime down the road.

    As for Thunder, the show was good. I like how Jason Jett and Kanyon are getting pushes, DDP basically screwing Bagwell out of a victory, as well as how consistent you present your stories.


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    Opening the show with an awesome match is just such a WCW thing to do so I’m all for it. Enjoying the push for Jett at the moment, and this was another awesome match with AJ involved. A nice write up here and a good win for Jett. I’m intrigued to see how many wins he gets before he gets a proper program, definitely somebody you seem to want to push quite hard.

    Segment between the two Cruiserweight teams was good. Whilst nothing generic and a pretty bland reason, I mentioned that we needed to know why 3 Count were back together, and this explained it. We also didn’t need an overly epic reason considering they are lower end Cruiserweights. Confrontation here was fine, only issue is unless it gets announced as official later, these wrestlers have just booked themselves in their own match, and that’s just weird. Surely President or somebody needs to sign off.

    Bigelow/Candido would have been fun, especially considering I’m enjoying this angle so far. More of the numbers advantage almost getting the better of Bigelow, leading to his challenge for Nitro all felt like natural progression. No dramas, good stuff.

    A random confrontation here between Helms and Totally Buff but not necessarily one I have any issues with. Bagwell and Luger making fun of Helms for being small, but it felt a little to smarky with some of the dialogue. For example, “didn’t you know this business isn’t about having good matches”. Not sure any wrestler would ever say that on TV. That felt off but Helms’ response but taking pride in being a workhorse was pretty good. LOL at the water bottle getting thrown and I assume there will be a match between Buff/Helms next week… Just read the next paragraph, guess that match will be this week lol.

    Happy for Kanyon to continue to get wins in this challenge until somebody finally beats him.

    A solid enough win for Clark over Mamaluke in what would be an awful match but that’s not the story here. Attack by The Harris Brothers on Vito was actually quite cool, would have made for a nice visual. As much as I don’t like The Harris Brothers, you’ve continued to find ways of making them watchable so far.

    Shamrock bullying Ms Jones to send a message to Miller is great. Still enjoying Shamrock above arguably everybody else right now.

    Didn’t expect Palumbo and O’Haire to go over their former mates so quickly but I don’t necessarily mind it. Cashing in their rematch at the next PPV should make for a good match. No issues.

    Love an out of control Scott Steiner promo. For the most part I enjoyed this, and it would have done well in building heat and pissing off Flair. For example, the lines about his wife, daughter, and Flair liking boys because all the freaks are going for him now were all pretty great. The Donald Trump for President line though… I understand what you were going for but it just didn’t hit. Felt like a cringe worthy line for me.

    I guess the Cruiserweight tag match did everything it needed to. Puts over 3 Count as probably the next challengers for the belt, whilst also continuing the issue with Boogie Nights and Romeo/Skipper.

    Nice shill job from the commentators for Goldberg/Rhyno and whatever happens next.

    Main event would have been solid enough with Helms dragging Buff to a decent one. A good win for Helms though, even if it was thanks to DDP. Good stuff.

    A pretty enjoyable episode of Thunder mate. Even though it doesn’t have the same star power as Nitro, you do well at still making Thunder readable. Good job.








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    Re: WCW 2001 (WCW wins the Monday Night War)

    I've finally caught up on this over the last few times, and I'm really glad I did. This is a really fun thread and you're right up there as a contender for Newcomer of the Year for me so far. This is a lot of fun, consider me a reader going forward.

    The highlight is your booking. Yeah, I know, that's a ridiculously obvious thing to say, but it really stands out. Some threads are good at describing what is going on, some are really good character works, and so on. But this is just a fantastic piece of booking in your key areas.

    The big stand out, as I see plenty of others have mentioned, is Shamrock. When he turned up I wasn't really sure if it was a signing that made all that much sense (especially given the WWF literally just went out of business and in theory you have your pick of a few dozen big names), but holy shit your booking of him has just been tremendous. After this review I'm adding it to my awards log, it's that good.

    Other things I'm enjoying is the Who Betta Than Kanyon Challenge (such an obvious yet great idea), Corino as King of the Old School aligning with Terry Funk, and the way you handled Goldberg coming back. All of them have been really, really tightly booking. I'm also intrigued by the Sandman stuff.

    With all that said, I still think there is an opportunity to slow down a little. The booking, as awesome as it is, can be a little much. There's not a lot of breathing space here. It feels like we've had a dozen new people join in the first month, and it's resulting in smaller and smaller returns each time. It also feels a bit (and I'm a total hypocrite for saying this as I can be guilty of the same thing) every segment ends in some kind of fight or big spot, and there are a lot of run ins, and the PPV probably overdid it on stipulations.

    There's so much great stuff going on, but at times the good stuff doesn't land quite as well as it should because there's too much else going on. I think the biggest example of this for me was Rhino taking out Goldberg. I LOVE the idea behind it, and it promises to be a dream match I didn't even know would be a dream match. However, coming straight after Goldberg's return, before a title match, and before Raven's big moment, also following quite a full on card with lots of stips, and after a month of seemingly endless debuts... it just didn't land as it would have done if it was THE big moment of the show. If Rhino was the only debut that month, and felt like the biggest swerve of the show, then you have me bought in to it hook, line and sinker, you know?

    But yeah, a very, very promising start here. There's honestly so much to love that the potential is massive. If you can be a bit more patient and tone stuff down, sticking with the guys you have, limiting the "big moments", this will really take off as a top, top tier BTB in my eyes. Keep it up mate, I'll certainly be reading.

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    April 30th 2001

    E Center
    Salt Lake City, Utah


    No intro, pyro and fireworks this week as the opening shot of Nitro is a Limousine pulling up to the building in the parking lot. The Limo driver gets out and walks to the back, opening the door. The driver holds the door open as we see Ric Flair climb out from the Limo causing cheers and a loud "WOOOOOO" to go off back in the arena from the audience. Flair talks to someone that's also inside the Limo, telling the person that he'll see them inside the arena before The Nature Boy walks to the building alone and gives the camera a big "WOO!" as he passes the cameraman, pumped for his World Heavyweight Title match later on.

    The camera cuts to the arena getting a shot of the crowd who are marking out over Naitch's arrival before it goes over to Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler at the commentary desk, who welcome everyone to the show and introduce themselves. Schiavone hypes up the World Title main event between champion Scott Steiner and challenger Ric Flair. Then he announces some of the other matches tonight including the debut of Rhino against Shawn Stasiak, The Sandman, returning from his one week suspension, against Hugh Morrus, Bam Bam Bigelow taking on Shane Douglas & Chris Candido in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match, Lance Storm vs. Chuck Palumbo, and Terry Funk is also in action tonight. The night is going to kick off with the "Who Betta Than Kanyon" Open Challenge, which was accepted earlier in the day by Lash LeRoux.

    Match One
    "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" Open Challenge
    Kanyon vs. Lash LeRoux


    Kanyon and LeRoux begin with a tie up in which Kanyon delivers a knee to the gut of The Ragin Cajun. Kanyon twists his arm, applying an Arm Wrench. LeRoux flips forward onto his back to untwist his arm, kips up to his feet and blasts Kanyon in the face with some forearms before he attempts an irish whip. Kanyon reverses the irish whip and looks to hit a Kitchen Sink but LeRoux dives over his knee and rolls up Kanyon with a Schoolboy, only getting a two.

    Both men get up and LeRoux knocks Kanyon down with a Back Elbow. LeRoux runs to the ropes, jumping on the second rope, looking for a Springboard Moonsault but Kanyon rolls out of the way and Lash lands on his feet. LeRoux goes for a kick but Kanyon catches his foot and The Ragin Cajun answers with an Enziguri, making The Innovator Of Offense stagger on his feet. LeRoux clasps Kanyon's hand and drags him to the corner where he runs up the turnbuckles to the top rope. LeRoux takes Kanyon over with a Springboard Armdrag. Kanyon stands up and LeRoux knocks Kanyon back with a Dropkick, sending him out of the ring through the ropes.

    As Kanyon tries to regroup on the outside, LeRoux runs to the corner and jumps on the middle rope, flying over the top rope with a Triangle Plancha on Kanyon, taking him down at ringside. The Ragin Cajun earns a cheer from the crowd for his daredevil antics and picks up Kanyon, rolling him back into the ring for a pin. Kanyon kicks out at two.

    Lash heads up to the top turnbuckle, waiting for Kanyon to get up. LeRoux flies off the top turnbuckle but gets caught on Kanyon's shoulders in a fireman's carry. Kanyon drives the back of his neck down onto his knee with a Fireman's Carry Neckbreaker. Kanyon continues to target LeRoux's head and neck area with Crossface Punches before he applies a Dragon Sleeper on him.

    The Ragin Cajun refuses to submit and searches for a way out. LeRoux starts hitting Kanyon in the side of the head with forearms, trying to fight his way out of the submission, but Kanyon stops him in his tracks, hitting a Reverse Suplex on LeRoux. Kanyon rolls LeRoux onto his back for a pin but only gets two.

    Kanyon picks LeRoux up and irish whips him but The Ragin Cajun slides through Kanyon's legs, standing up behind him and waits for him to turn around before he starts jabbing Kanyon in the face a couple of times then performs a split on the mat and knocks Kanyon down with a Spinning Clothesline, hitting the Bourbon Street Blues. LeRoux picks up Kanyon and tucks his head between his legs, looking for a Powerbomb or maybe a Piledriver. Kanyon lifts The Ragin Cajun up on his shoulders though and plants him down on the mat with a Sitout Alabama Slam, holding his legs for a pin. LeRoux gets his shoulder up before the three.

    LeRoux gets picked up and Kanyon sets him up for the Flatliner but The Ragin Cajun frees his arm and lands Back Elbows to the side of Kanyon's head. LeRoux picks Kanyon up on his shoulders in a fireman's carry, looking to finish him with the Whiplash but Kanyon slips off his shoulders and drops down behind The Ragin Cajun, quickly turning him around for the FLATLINER!

    Kanyon hooks the leg for a three count, continuing the "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" Open Challenge.

    Winner: Kanyon (4.51)

    Backstage: The World Heavyweight Champion, Scott Steiner is seen arriving in the building with Midajah. Midajah carries Steiner's World Title on her shoulder while Big Poppa Pump carries his bags. Mean Gene tries to get a word with Big Poppa Pump about tonight's championship main event but gets told to "Piss off" by the champ, who keeps on walking with Midajah to his locker room.

    We get a replay of The Sandman blowing cigarette smoke in Eric Bischoff's face from last week's Nitro, resulting in his one week suspension. The camera cuts to the ring for the next match, which sees Sandman return from his suspension.

    Match Two
    The Sandman vs. Hugh Morrus

    Hugh Morrus makes his entrance to the ring first and waits for his opponent.

    The Sandman's music hits and Dave Penzer introduces Sandman...HOWEVER, THE SANDMAN DOESN'T COME OUT! Sandman's music stops playing, leaving everyone including Hugh Morrus puzzled as to Sandman's whereabouts.

    Sandman's music starts up again and Dave Penzer reintroduces Sandman once again...BUT STILL, NO ONE COMES OUT!

    The head of security, Doug Dellinger comes walking down to the ring instead, making everyone even more confused now as to what's happening. Doug Dellinger climbs into the ring and talks to both the referee & Dave Penzer while Hugh Morrus listens in on them.

    Dellinger tells the referee & Penzer that SANDMAN HAS NOT ARRIVED TO THE ARENA AND NO SHOWED!

    The referee has no choice and tells Dave Penzer to announce that Sandman has no showed therefore Hugh Morrus wins by Forfeit, an announcement that receives enormous boos from the crowd, leaving everyone in the arena angry and upset.

    Winner by Forfeit: Hugh Morrus (0.00)

    Post-Match: Hugh Morrus argues with Doug Dellinger, the referee and Dave Penzer over the decision but there's nothing they can do about the situation. The referee raises Hugh Morrus' arm but he shakes his head in disappointment, not wanting a victory this way. Tony Schiavone sounds disappointed on commentary and apologizes to the fans for Sandman's no show, scolding his work ethic. Morrus and Dellinger leave the ring, walking up the aisle as the fans chant "BULLSHIT!" in the background, which Morrus agrees with.

    Backstage: The Harris Brothers are shown parking their motorbikes. Ron & Don call over a security guard, telling him to keep an eye on their bikes while they're gone.

    Match Three
    Jason Jett vs. Scotty O

    The one time former tag team partners exchange heated words in the middle of the ring, leading to Scotty slapping the former Jason B across the face out of jealousy for him moving up the ranks while he himself has gone nowhere. A fired up Jett starts blasting Scotty in the face with rapid forearms and continues to dominate his former partner until Scotty reverses a Headscissors Takedown attempt into a Backbreaker. Scotty covers Jason but his pin gets broken up at two.

    Scotty Snapmares Jason on his butt before he kicks him in the back and runs off to the ropes, delivering a Basement Dropkick to Jett's face. Scotty picks up Jett's legs, holding them in his arms, and Scotty Catapults Jason over the top rope to the outside. However, Jett grabs onto the top rope with both hands and hangs on against the ring apron. His feet are barely above the ground and Jett skins the cat back over the top rope, catching Scotty's head with his feet. Jett takes Scotty over with a Headscissors to the outside. Jett skins the cat back into the ring completely this time and waits for Scotty to get back up at ringside.

    Jett charges to the ropes, looking for a Suicide Dive through the middle ropes, but gets caught in the side of the head with an Elbow Smash from Scotty causing him to fall out of the ring through the ropes. Scotty picks up Jett and whips him into the Steel Steps. Scotty positions Jett for a Suplex. Scotty tries to Suplex Jett on the ringside mats but Jett puts the brakes on and reverses, Suplexing Scotty on the floor instead. Jett backs up the aisle and waits for Scotty to get up. Scotty stands up against the ring apron.

    JETT CHARGES AT SCOTTY AND SCOTTY BACK BODY DROPS JASON...HOWEVER, JETT HANDSPRINGS ONTO THE RING APRON AND BOUNCES OFF THE RING ROPES, CATCHING SCOTTY WITH A DDT TO THE FLOOR!

    Jett picks up Scotty and rolls him back into the ring. Jason climbs up on the ring apron and Scotty gets up, punching Jett in the face. Jett punches him back, making him stumble back. Jett slings himself over the top rope into the ring, taking Scotty down with the Afterburner. Jason tries to get the three but fails.

    Jason drags his former partner up but gets nailed in the gut for his efforts. Scotty launches him off to the ropes, looking for a Clothesline, but Jett ducks under and hits the Shockwave on his opponent.

    Scotty gets picked up and set in position for a Crash Landing. But Scotty punches Jett in the stomach, getting out of it. Scotty goes for an irish whip but Jett reverses, sending him to the ropes. Jett tries to Clothesline Scotty but Scotty catches his arm and climbs on his opponent's back, looking for a Crucifix Pin. Jett holds him up on his back though and reverses the Crucifix, positioning Scotty upside down for an Air Raid Crash to the mat. Jett goes for the pin and Scotty kicks out at two.

    Jett waits for Scotty to get up before he attempts a Superkick but Scotty ducks under and kicks Jason in the gut, planting him with a Gutwrench Suplex. Scotty heads out onto the ring apron and waits for Jett to reach his feet. Scotty leaps up onto the top rope for a springboard maneuver but Jett catches him coming off the top rope with a kick to the gut and launches him up in the air for THE CRASH LANDING!

    Jason covers Scotty for the three and his undefeated streak grows to 7 - 0.

    Winner: Jason Jett (3.54)

    Commercial Break

    We get a replay from Thunder of The Harris Brothers dragging Big Vito behind their motorbike through the Hallway during Johnny The Bull's match against Bryan Clark.

    Match Four
    The Harris Brothers (Big Ron and Heavy D) vs. The Jung Dragons (Kaz Hayashi and Yun Yang)

    The Jung Dragons duck a pair of a Clotheslines from The Harris Brothers and fire away at Ron & Don with martial-arts kicks. They try to use their speed and agility to knock down the two big men but are unsuccessful.

    Kaz charges to the ropes and goes for a Calf Kick to Don but Heavy D catches him in his arms and plants Kaz on the mat with a big Sidewalk Slam. Big Ron sends Yun Yang to the corner with an irish whip and Yang runs up to the top turnbuckle, going for Yang Time, but Ron catches him on his shoulder with ease and drives Yang shoulder-first onto his knee with a Shoulderbreaker.

    The Dragons are in big trouble and Ron picks up Kaz Hayashi, throwing him into a Big Boot from Don. Heavy D waits for Yang to rise up before he hits a mean Discus Clothesline on him causing Yang to flip upside down to the mat.

    The Harris Brothers drag Kaz up first and send him to the ropes, hip tossing him into their arms and throwing him up in the air for THE H BOMB!

    Yang is scooped up off the mat next and sent to the ropes for ANOTHER H BOMB!

    Big Ron pins Kaz and Heavy D covers Yang, scoring an easy three count.

    Winners: The Harris Brothers (1.10)

    Post-Match/Backstage: Ron and Don raise their arms up in victory. As they continue celebrating in the ring though...

    JOHNNY THE BULL COMES RIDING OUT ON ONE OF THE HARRIS BROTHERS' BIKES, HAVING STOLEN IT!

    Johnny rides down the aisle and then around the ring on the Bike as The Harris Brothers go livid inside the ring, screaming at Johnny to get off their bike. Johnny rides back up the aisle, heading to the back and The Harris Brothers jump out of the ring, chasing after Johnny to retrieve their Bike, disappearing behind the curtains. The camera stays in the arena for a little while on the crowd as Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler talk in the background with Lawler screaming that someone should call the cops on Johnny for stealing The Harris Brothers' bike. The camera finally cuts backstage where we see The Harris Brothers catching up with Johnny The Bull who has stopped the Bike and parked it next to the second Bike belonging to the other Harris Brother. The Harris Brothers are yelling at Johnny as they march up to him but it's all a trap as Big Vito attacks both Harris Brothers from behind with a Tire Iron, knocking them down. Vito hands Johnny The Bull a second Tire Iron and The Mamalukes beat The Harris Brothers with their Tire Irons, hitting them in the ribs, stomach, arms. Once they're done pulverising them, Big Vito makes his way over to a Trailor Truck while Johnny stays put, standing next to The Harris Brothers' bodies. Vito opens the door to the Trailor Truck and climbs inside it. Vito shuts the door before he turns the Truck on with The Harris Brothers' Motorbikes parked in front of the Truck just a few feet away. Johnny tells Ron and Don to watch what's going to happen to their precious Bikes.

    BIG VITO DRIVES THE TRAILOR TRUCK FORWARD AND CRUSHES THE HARRIS BROTHERS' MOTORBIKES INTO A WALL!

    Vito climbs out of the Trailor Truck, leaving the Bikes squashed and destroyed between the Truck and the wall. Vito and Johnny high five each other, leaving The Harris Brothers laid out on the floor and their Bikes damaged & broken, getting them back for what they did to Vito on Thunder.

    In-Ring: The camera goes back to the arena and Mean Gene is standing inside the ring for an in-ring interview. Gene introduces his first guests at this time, 3 Count.

    Shannon Moore & Evan Karagias make their way down to the ring to boos, holding up three fingers to the camera.

    Gene introduces his second guests, Boogie Knights and Alex Wright & Disco Inferno join Shannon Moore, Evan Karagias and Mean Gene in the ring.

    Mean Gene starts off by announcing that 3 Count will face The Filthy Animals for the Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles at Slamboree! Gene says they earned it as a result of defeating the former champions Kid Romeo & Elix Skipper last week on Thunder but they did it with help from Disco Inferno & Alex Wright. Gene also brings up that Boogie Knights and 3 Count worked together to take out The Filthy Animals last week on Nitro. Gene asks Alex Wright to explain this alliance between 3 Count and Boogie Knights. Alex responds to Gene's question in German and the crowd start booing Das Wunderkind as no one has any idea what he's saying. Gene takes the mic away away from Alex and says no one understands him, telling him to speak English. Disco cuts in and tells Gene he can translate for Alex. Disco tells Gene that Alex said the Boogie Knights and 3 Count have a lot in common. They both have the same tastes in music. They love Disco, Techno and Pop music but the one genre they can't stand is Hip-Hop. Disco says The Filthy Animals represent Hip-Hop culture and everything that's wrong with society. Disco calls them a bunch of criminals. He says he knows this cause he used to be a part of The Filthy Animals, which was the biggest mistake of his life, and he still hasn't gotten The Filthy Animals' stink off of him. Disco says he wants to cleanse himself of their stink. Disco declares that Boogie Knights have 3 Count's back in their quest to take the Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles away from The Filthy Animals and that they will all collaborate together to get rid of The Filthy Animals once and for all. 3 Count nod their heads in agreement and both teams shake on it. Shannon Moore tells Gene to beat it, saying he knows the fans paid to see all four men dance, not talk. And that Boogie Knights and 3 Count are going to give the crowd the biggest collaboration in music history. Gene leaves the ring bewildered and the crowd boo Boogie Knights & 3 Count as Shannon, Evan, Disco and Alex line up in the middle of the ring.

    Evan tells the guys in the back to hit their music and 3 Count's music begins playing.

    Shannon, Evan, Disco and Alex begin dancing. 3 Count do their Pop moves, Disco busts out his Saturday Night Fever moves, and Alex does his German Techno dancing. Their dancing is terrible and the crowd boo all four of them loudly. Tony Schiavone is begging someone to come out & stop this but King is on board with all the dancing and tells Schiavone to get down. Throughout their performance, 3 Count's music changes into Disco's music which then changes into Alex's music. The boos grow even louder as the music changes.

    As all four guys keep dancing, the loud boos turn to loud cheers as The Filthy Animals appear from out of nowhere and Rey, Konnan & Kidman jump Shannon, Evan, Disco & Alex in the ring from behind, putting a stop to this atrocity. Alex's music stops playing as a result and The Filthy Animals send 3 Count & Boogie Knights out of the ring with Rey & Kidman nailing Shannon & Evan in the face with their Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles and Konnan Double Clotheslining Alex & Disco over the top rope. Shannon, Evan, Disco & Alex retreat up the aisle, yelling and screaming at The Filthy Animals. Alex is the only one cussing them out in German. Rey, Kidman & Konnan stand tall in the ring with Tygress behind them, begging Boogie Knights and 3 Count to come get some. The Filthy Animals music hits and Rey, Kidman & Konnan pose for the crowd while Boogie Knights & 3 Count exit behind the curtains together.

    Tony Schiavone is thankful for The Filthy Animals running out and says Rey Misterio & Billy Kidman have a date with 3 Count at Slamboree for the Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles. Schiavone changes the topic to Raven and Sting, talking about Raven costing Sting the World Heavyweight Title at Spring Stampede and shows us a replay of what happened last week on Nitro between both men with the lights turning out in the arena and Sting magically appearing in the second row right behind Raven when the lights came back on, leading to Sting attacking Raven, only for Raven to end up escaping through the crowd. Schiavone takes us to a recorded message from Raven that took place outside the building.

    Outside The Building: Raven is in a Dark Alley outside the building. Raven stays back in the dark, choosing to be unseen by the camera. All we can see is just pitch black. But we can hear him talk in the dark as he speaks out for the first time since he came back.

    "Sting, you and I are both cut from the same cloth. We're lost souls filled with pain and tragedy. Everybody turned their backs on us. For me, it was my parents, Diamond Dallas Page, my Flock. For you, it was Lex Luger, The Four Horsemen, WCW. They all deserted us. Left us behind to rot. We were just vessels for them to use and throw away. We share that common bond. We're brothers of darkness. However, you've strayed away from the darkness, Sting. You stepped into the light, the spotlight, and gathered yourself an army of Stingers. You led your army into battle against The New World Order and were branded a hero when you took them down. Every week, the people would tune in to see what you were up to, to see what you would do next. It became all about you. But what about me. What about Raven?"

    Raven takes a pause.

    "I got left behind in the dark to remain in your shadow. For the past few weeks, I sat in the front row, watching you, and it made me sick to my stomach. Sick to see you pander to these wretched parasites. You think you can be a saviour to these poor fools but they will cause their own self destruction. They will destroy themselves because it's in their nature. All those little Stingers you hold dear to your heart. One day, they will grow up and find new heroes. New false idols. Drugs, alcohol, women. And you'll just become a fading memory to them. They'll forget about you. Everybody will abandon you again and you'll fall back into that deep dark pit you were once in. This time you won't be able to climb out of that pit. Your life will become meaningless, empty, full of despair. You'll have nobody."

    A leg appears from out of the darkness in front of the camera, making it clear Raven is sitting down in the Dark Alley. It's the only body part of him showing at this point.

    "At Spring Stampede, when you knocked me out of my Chair, it set off a trigger inside me. A trigger to bring you back to the darkness with me. You've been in the light for far too long and it's blinded you. It's time for you to take a step back and return to the darkness where you really belong."

    Raven takes another pause.

    "I know why you wear that facepaint. It's to mask your pain, your suffering, your torture. The white paint represents false hope, a lie that you live to the fans every day. But the black marks represent those scars, those sins that you can never truly cover up. That darkness that still lurks deep within you. That will always stay with you forever. You'll never be able to get rid of it. I say you need to rid yourselves of the Stingers. They're just holding you back. Embrace that darkness inside you. Your demons are calling for you to come back home. They miss you."

    One final pause from Raven

    "This Wednesday on Thunder, I will make my long awaited return to the ring. Whomever my opponent is, I will inflicit my pain on him for I am a human cancer. Like a malignant tumor, I will slowly eat away at him. I will drain his energy and suck the life out of him until he is no more. So it is written, so it shall come to pass."

    Raven slowly pops his head out from behind the dark, revealing his face to the camera. Raven is wearing Sting's facepaint.

    "Quoth the Raven, Nevermore!"

    The recorded promo ends, going back into the arena for the next match. Tony Schiavone calls Raven "bizarre" and "disturbed".

    Match Five
    2-on-1 Handicap Match
    Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Shane Douglas and Chris Candido


    Douglas and Candido talk over who's gonna start first with Bigelow, whispering in each other's ear as The Beast From The East waits across the ring for one of them. Douglas steps out onto the ring apron, leaving Candido in the ring with Bigelow, looking like Candido will start off for them. Bigelow & Candido circle the ring...and Douglas steps through the ropes, attacking Bigelow from behind while Candido steps out on the ring apron, playing possum with Bigelow as Douglas is actually the one that's gonna start off with Bigelow.

    Douglas and Candido keep the upper hand, tagging in & out, double teaming Bigelow and creating distractions for each other to cheat behind the ref's back.

    Bigelow turns the tables for a moment, ducking a Double Clothesline from Douglas & Candido and Bigelow extends both arms out to deliver a Double Clothesline of his own to both Douglas & Candido, knocking them down.

    Candido gets up first and Bigelow lifts him up in the air, pressing him over his head before dropping him on the mat with a Gorilla Press Slam. Douglas is up and comes charging at Bigelow but gets picked up in the air too, on the receiving end of another Gorilla Press Slam.

    Bigelow goes for a pin on Douglas but it gets broken up by Candido. No Gimmicks Needed stomps the back of Bigelow's head and runs to the ropes. Bigelow scoops Candido up on his shoulder though, setting up for The Greetings From Asbury Park. The Franchise hits a Chop Block to the back of Bigelow's leg though, dropping him to a knee while he releases Candido off his shoulder. Douglas and Candido keep on Bigelow, punching and stomping him together until they get him down on his stomach. Douglas heads to the corner and charges out, hitting a Reverse Neck Snap on Bigelow. Candido follows up with another Reverse Neck Snap to Bigelow.

    The referee orders one man out and one man in. Douglas gets out on the ring apron and Candido remains in the ring. Candido climbs to the top turnbuckle and hits a Diving Headbutt on Bigelow, using his own finisher on him, before going for a pin. Bigelow gets his shoulder up at two.

    Candido tags out to Douglas. The Franchise applies a Boston Crab on Bigelow while Candido ascends the second turnbuckle and hits The New Jersey Jam (Diving Leg Drop) to the back of Bigelow's head while he's in the Boston Crab. Candido climbs out onto the ring apron and Douglas keeps Bigelow locked in the Boston Crab. Candido screams at Bigelow from the ring apron to submit but The Beast From The East fights and crawls his way to the bottom rope, grabbing it for a rope break. Shane breaks on the count of 4 and continues to work on Bigelow.

    Shane sets up for The Franchiser, the move he put Bigelow away with at Spring Stampede, but Bigelow delivers Back Elbows to the back of Shane's head, freeing himself. Candido rushes into the ring and Bigelow grabs him by the throat. Bigelow grabs Douglas by the throat aswell, possibly going for a Double Chokeslam. But Douglas and Candido both kick Bigelow in the gut and club him across the back. Douglas and Candido hit a Double DDT on Bigelow and cover him together for a double pin. Bigelow shoves the both of them off at two though.

    Bigelow is getting back into it and Douglas & Candido keep him on. They try to Double Suplex Bigelow but he's too heavy to lift up. Bigelow ends up Double Suplexing the both of them instead. Bigelow sends Douglas to one corner and sends Candido to the opposite corner. Bigelow charges at Douglas first, squashing him with a Corner Body Splash before he charges over to Candido and sandwiches him with a second Corner Body Splash in a row. Candido and Douglas stumble out of their corners and Bigelow grabs the both of them by their heads, bashing their faces against each other like two coconuts.

    Bigelow Clotheslines Douglas out of the ring, leaving Candido in the ring to himself. Bigelow throws Candido around with Biel Tosses and nearly puts him away for three with a Powerbomb.

    Bigelow sees Douglas getting up at ringside and goes over to him while the referee checks on Candido.

    BIGELOW REACHES OUT THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPES TO GRAB SHANE...BUT THE FRANCHISE TURNS AROUND AND NAILS BIGELOW IN THE HEAD WITH A STEEL CHAIR THAT HE GOT FROM UNDER THE RING!

    CANDIDO ROLLS UP BIGELOW FROM BEHIND WITH A SCHOOLBOY, HOLDING HIS TIGHTS TO GET THE THREE!


    Winners: Shane Douglas and Chris Candido (6.19)

    Post-Match: Douglas & Candido get their arms raised by the referee and hug. Douglas & Candido decide they're not done yet and continue attacking Bigelow with punches & stomps. The referee tries to stop them but gets shoved down by The Franchise. Douglas goes outside and grabs the same Steel Chair he hit Bigelow in the head with, bringing it into the ring. Douglas tells Candido to lift Bigelow up on his knees. Douglas laughs at Bigelow, who's groggy, taunting him with the Chair. Douglas slaps Bigelow across the face and tells him that if the other Chairshot didn't knock some sense into him, maybe this one will. Douglas is about to hit Bigelow with the Chair again when...Hugh Morrus comes charging down to the ring. Candido sees Morrus and points to him, alerting Shane. Morrus slides into the ring and Shane takes a swing at him but The Laughing Man ducks the Chairshot and knocks Shane down with a Lariat. Candido goes for Morrus but Hugh gets the better of him with punches and Scoop Slams Candido on the mat. Morrus goes up to the top turnbuckle, looking to hit No Laughing Matter on Candido, but Douglas pulls Candido out underneath the bottom rope and retreats up the aisle with him while Morrus climbs down from the top turnbuckle and stares at Douglas & Candido. Morrus checks on Bigelow and lends him a hand, helping him up to his feet, evening the numbers for him. Bigelow is a little perplexed by Hugh Morrus' help, giving him a stare but then nods his head in appreciation at Morrus while Douglas and Candido watch from the top of aisle. Bigelow and Morrus stare at them from the ring but The Beast From The East still feels a little weird about Hugh saving him, giving him some strange side looks, not so sure what to make of it all.

    Backstage: Mean Gene is standing in the interview area with United States Champion, Ken Shamrock.

    Gene brings up his recent issues with Ernest Miller and tells Shamrock that he knows he has it out for The Cat but what he did last week on Thunder confronting Ms. Jones in the back, intimidating and frightening the poor girl went too far.

    Shamrock responds, "I didn't go far enough, Gene. I could've done a lot worse to send a message to Ernest Miller. Miller is just a Cat but I'm a Lion. And like I told Ms. Jones last week, if he gets in my way again, I will bring him to The Lion's Den and tear him apart. I'll take away his nine lives in an instant. Ernest Miller doesn't know who he's messing with. He...

    Before Shamrock can finish his sentence, he gets jumped by Ernest Miller, taking it to Shamrock with punches. Shamrock fights back with his own punches and Mean Gene bails, screaming for help, while Shamrock & Cat brawl. Miller goes for a Karate kick to Shamrock but the United States Champion ducks and Cat accidentally kicks the Nitro logo hanging behind him, knocking the logo down. Fists continue flying between Shamrock & Miller and referees & road agents come rushing in to pull the two fighters apart, separating them from each other. Shamrock and Miller scream at each other as they're being held back, making promises to hurt the other.

    Match Six
    Lance Storm vs. Chuck Palumbo

    Both men's partners are banned from ringside.

    Storm starts out with a Headlock on Palumbo. Palumbo twists out of it with an Overhand Wristlock on Storm. Storm moves over to the ropes and uses the top rope to perform a back flip before he pops Palumbo in the face with forearms. Storm goes for an irish whip but Palumbo reverses and looks for a Back Elbow. Storm ducks under and comes off the other side of the ropes with a Spinning Wheel Kick. Lance goes for a quick pin but Chuck gets out at two.

    Storm picks up Palumbo but receives a knife edge chop to the chest from out of nowhere. Storm strikes back with his own knife edge chop to Palumbo's chest. Palumbo fires back with an Overhand Chop to Storm, slapping him harder. Palumbo kicks Storm and irish whips him to the ropes, hitting a Tilt A Whirl Slam on Storm.

    Storm rolls out of the ring and tries to regroup on the outside. Palumbo climbs out of the ring and chases Storm around the ring. Storm slides into the ring and Chuck slides underneath the bottom rope after him but Storm takes advantage, stomping the back of Chuck's head. Storm waits for Palumbo to get up and charges at him but Chuck Back Body Drops Storm over the top rope. Storm lands on the ring apron though and Palumbo senses him, trying to go for a punch on Storm. Storm ducks the punch, Palumbo quickly turns around however and hits a Lariat to Storm this time, knocking him down on the ring apron. Palumbo reaches over and lifts Storm up to his feet on the ring apron. Palumbo Suplexes Storm over the top rope back into the ring and goes for a cover but Storm kicks out at two.

    Palumbo picks up Storm and waistlocks him from behind, looking for a German Suplex. Palumbo tosses Lance over for the German but Storm lands on his feet. Chuck goes for a Clothesline but Lance ducks under and hits a Russian Leg Sweep. Storm performs a La Magistral Cradle but gets a two.

    Lance drags Palumbo to the corner and bashes his face off the top turnbuckle before he turns him around and climbs on the second turnbuckle, delivering Corner Punches down on Palumbo's face. Storm gets in about 7 punches before Palumbo walks out of the corner with him on his shoulder and hits an Inverted Atomic Drop. Palumbo runs to the ropes and delivers a Running Big Boot to Storm, knocking him down. Palumbo heads up to the top turnbuckle, waiting for Storm to get up, and soars off the top with a Diving Shoulder Block to Lance.

    Palumbo drags Storm up but gets his eyes raked. Storm hits a Swinging Neckbreaker on Chuck before he heads out onto the ring apron and waits for Palumbo to stand up. Lance jumps up on the top rope, looking for a Springboard Clothesline but Palumbo catches him in mid-air with a Scoop Powerslam. Palumbo hooks his leg for a pin, only for Storm to get his shoulder up before three.

    Palumbo begs Storm to get up and goes for The Jungle Kick but Storm catches his foot and trips him up on the mat, holding his leg, trying to go for The Canadian Maple Leaf. Chuck fights it off though and kicks Storm backwards onto the mat. Both men get up and Storm tries to go for the Superkick now but Chuck catches his foot this time and spins him around, taking him down with a Clothesline.

    Palumbo sets up for The Jungle Kick once again, waiting for Storm to get up.

    JUSTIN CREDIBLE APPEARS ON THE TITANTRON, WHACKING SEAN O' HAIRE WITH THE SINGAPORE CANE WHILE O' HAIRE IS HOG TIED TO A PULLEY, HANGING UPSIDE DOWN!

    Credible treats O' Haire like a pinata, hitting him over & over across his back and arms with the Singapore Cane. Credible shouts "You wanna stick this up my ass, huh?", referring to O' Haire's comment on Thunder about sticking the Singapore Cane up Justin's ass the next time he gets his hands on it. Credible continues shouting, "How about you trying to do that now, you piece of crap" and continues bashing O' Haire with the Cane.

    Palumbo is distracted in the ring, grabbing his hair as he watches his partner take a horrific beating.

    STORM SUPERKICKS PALUMBO IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD!

    Palumbo goes down and Storm rolls him over, hooking his leg for a pin, capturing the three.

    Winner: Lance Storm (5.02)

    Post-Match: Storm quickly celebrates and then leaves the ring before Chuck Palumbo wakes up. Once Palumbo recovers, he climbs out of the ring and runs backstage to find his partner.

    Backstage: Diamond Dallas Page and his wife Kimberly are doing Yoga in DDP's locker room. Both of them get interrupted by Totally Buff who barge into DDP's locker room and assault Page while Kimberly stands in a corner and screams her head off. Luger & Bagwell beat down Page and Buff grabs a Vase off a small table, smashing it over Diamond's head as Luger holds DDP up. Totally Buff pick up DDP, who's bloodied, and throw him over a couch before they dump the couch on top of DDP. Kimberly cries for help for her husband and screams at Totally Buff to get out. Buff yells at her to shut up and Totally Buff leave DDP's room, getting him back for Buff's humiliating loss to Shane Helms on Thunder.

    Before we get to Rhino's debut match, we're shown a replay of The Man-Beast's debut appearance last week, Goring down Goldberg after his match with Chris Harris.

    Match Seven
    Rhino vs. Shawn Stasiak (w/ Stacy Keibler)

    AS SOON AS THE BELL RINGS, RHINO CHARGES ACROSS THE RING AND PLOWS THROUGH STASIAK WITH THE GORE!

    Rhino hooks his leg for the pin, shocking everyone with just a 5 second squash in his debut match.

    Winner: Rhino (0.05)

    Post-Match: Most of the crowd pop and others are stunned silent, having their jaws dropped, by the quick win. Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler have the same reaction as everyone else, one of complete shock. Stacy grabs her hair at ringside, more concerned for her man than shocked. Rhino beats his chest and raises both arms in the air with intensity pouring out of his veins. Rhino roars at the crowd and looks into the camera, screaming "WHO'S DA MAN NOW, GOLDBERG?!?!" Rhino climbs out of the ring and starts heading up the aisle while Stacy Keibler enters the ring and kneels down beside Stasiak, checking up on him. Rhino senses something and stops walking about halfway up the aisle. Rhino turns his head back and sees Stacy Keibler in the ring. Stasiak is still down & out on the mat and Stacy tells the referee to go get help for Stasiak. Rhino turns around completely and starts walking back down to the ring. Stacy has her back turned unaware Rhino is coming to the ring. Rhino slides back into the ring and walks up behind Stacy...grabbing her by the hair. Stacy screams and Rhino drags her up to her feet by her hair. Rhino strikes fear in Stacy, pointing down at Stasiak and yells into Stacy's ear that she's gonna end up just like her boyfriend. Rhino tucks Stacy's head between his legs, setting her up for a Rhino Driver. Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler are screaming and begging Rhino not to do this.

    Just as Rhino is about lift her up for the Rhino Driver, he gets interrupted by the marching drums of "Invasion", making the crowd erupt in unison.

    *Invasion*

    Rhino throws Stacy aside, abandoning the Rhino Driver, expecting Goldberg out here any second now. Rhino waits in the ring and screams out Goldberg's name, calling for him to get out here. The crowd are chanting "GOLDBERG!" as they wait on him. Goldberg shows up on the titantron, walking backstage to the gorilla position, wearing black track pants and trainers. Goldberg makes his way out from behind the curtains into the arena to a humongous pop from the crowd, bringing a smile to Rhino's face in the ring. There's no pyro sparks for Goldberg as he marches straight down to the ring with Rhino begging for him to come inside.

    Goldberg walks up the Steel Steps and climbs through the ropes. Both Rhino and Goldberg charge towards each other, getting into an intense slugfest with each other. The crowd go nuts for their brawl as both men exchange fists in the middle of the ring, going back & forth. Rhino tackles Goldberg back into a corner and throws more punches at his face...until Goldberg tackles Rhino down to the mat and delivers punches back to him. Both men roll around on the mat, plenty fists a flying. An army of security, referees & road agents rush down to the ring to try and put a stop to their brawl. Half of them pull Goldberg off Rhino, holding him back in one corner while the other half pull Rhino back into the opposite corner, holding him back. The crowd are booing heavily. The security, referees and road agents have a hard time keeping Goldberg and Rhino back as both men try to break free while screaming across the ring at each other. Rhino manages to break free from the herd and charges straight at Goldberg, blasting away at him with punches. The security, referees and road agents grab Rhino, pulling him back to his corner. The other security, refs and road agents struggle with Goldberg in their corner and Goldberg manages to break free now, bullrushing forward and jumping on top of Rhino with punches. Goldberg and Rhino get seperated again with Goldberg being dragged back to his corner.

    The crowd are on their feet, chanting "LET THEM FIGHT! LET THEM FIGHT! LET THEM FIGHT!"

    Security, referees and road agents are clearly not enough to restrain both men, so a bunch of cops are led down to the ring by Eric Bischoff. The cops enter the ring and slaps Handcuffs on both Goldberg and Rhino to try and keep them under control. Goldberg and Rhino try resisting but get rolled out underneath the bottom rope by the cops, security guards, referees and road agents. Eric Bischoff screams at both men to stop and calm down as they're being led away from the ring. Rhino is led up the aisle first...but at ringside Goldberg yet again manages to break free and charges up the aisle after Rhino, tackling him, sort of Spearing him down to the ground with his shoulder since his hands aren't free. Rhino's not out though neither is Goldberg and both men still try to fight each other on the ground without the use of their hands, using their feet, their head, any part of them. The crowd are still going crazy as the cops, security, referees and road agents pull apart Rhino and Goldberg again, standing them up to their feet. Rhino gets hauled out behind the curtains first before Goldberg is dragged off next, cutting away to a commercial break.

    Commercial Break

    Coming back from the break, we're shown a replay of Rhino's debut win over Stasiak and the big pull apart brawl between Goldberg & Rhino that followed which ended with both men getting Handcuffed. Tony Schiavone informs the viewers at home that both men have finally been seperated backstage and gotten under control. Tony wants to avoid any confusion about them getting handcuffed, mentioning they weren't arrested, they were just handcuffed to restrain them. Jerry Lawler says that this is far from over between Goldberg and Rhino.

    Match Eight
    Terry Funk (w/ Steve Corino) vs. Ding Dong #1

    The infamous Ding Dong, who returns for one night only, gets the jobber entrance as he's already in the ring. Ding Dong waves to the crowd and rings a bell in the corner as the crowd have 'WTF' looks on their faces, surprised to see this awful gimmick back. "The King Of Old School" Steve Corino accompanies Terry Funk to the ring and stands in his corner for this match.

    Jerry Lawler makes fun of Ding Dong on commentary, asking "What is this, 1989? Did we travel back in time? Are there no more masked wrestlers left in WCW that we had to bring back one of the worst characters of all time?

    Lawler asks Tony Schiavone, "Is this Ding Dong #1 or Ding Dong #2?

    Tony responds, "Ding Dong #1"

    Lawler asks, "What happened to Ding Dong #2?"

    Schiavone answers, "Heard (possible reference to Jim Herd, creator of The Ding Dongs) he retired, King."

    Terry Funk dominates Ding Dong once the bell rings, clocking him with jabs to the face and knocks him down with a Haymaker. The Funker turns to the crowd to talk smack to them, stirring the fans up. Steve Corino also gets into a slanging match with some front row fans at ringside.

    Funk goes back to work on Ding Dong, applying a Spinning Toe Hold on the masked man. To Ding Dong's credit, he doesn't submit and grabs Funk's hair, reversing the Toe Hold into a Small Package. Ding Dong only gets a two though.

    Funk continues pounding on Ding Dong and the masked man returns no defense, just getting absolutely dominated throughout the early portion of the match. Corino brags to the camera at ringside about Funk's dominance.

    The Funker goes back to slagging off the crowd, just riling them up even more.

    TERRY FUNK TURNS AROUND...AND DING DONG STARTS HITTING BIONIC ELBOWS TO FUNK!

    The crowd start to cheer, suspecting something is up. Corino gets suspcious aswell, watching Ding Dong lay into Funk with the very familiar Bionic Elbows. Funk gets knocked down after a series of Bionic Elbows.

    Corino gets up on the ring apron and Ding Dong charges at him, knocking him off the ring apron with another Bionic Elbow.

    Ding Dong picks up Terry Funk and drags him to the corner where he drapes both of Funk's legs behind the second rope, making him sit on the middle turnbuckle.

    Ding Dong backs away to the opposite corner from Funk. Ding Dong strokes his chest, copying Goldust's mannerisms.

    DING DONG CHARGES FORWARD...AND HITS SHATTERED DREAMS TO TERRY FUNK, GETTING DISQUALIFIED BY THE REFEREE AS A RESULT!

    Winner by DQ: Terry Funk (2.23)

    Post-Match: Terry Funk falls to the mat, holding his groin. The crowd pop for Ding Dong for probably the only time ever in his career. Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler are wondering what's going on with Ding Dong. Steve Corino pulls Terry Funk out of the ring while Ding Dong stands in the middle of the ring, watching Corino carry Funk up the aisle. Ding Dong stares at Corino & Funk and Corino stares back in confusion while Terry remains in agony, clutching his nuts.

    DING DONG PULLS HIS MASK OFF, REVEALING HE'S...DUSTIN RHODES!

    The pops grow even louder and everyone loses their mind once everyone sees Ding Dong was Dustin Rhodes all along. Corino looks like he's seen a ghost. He thought Funk and him got rid of Dustin Rhodes & his family for good. Dustin points his index finger at both Corino & Funk as they continue backing up the aisle in shock, signalling it's not over between them just yet. Tony Schiavone is happy to see Dustin back. Jerry Lawler is the opposite though, saying he'd be happy if he never saw him again.

    Backstage: Just an hour after his match was scheduled to take place, The Sandman finally shows up to the E Center, smoking a cigarette. Doug Dellinger meets Sandman at the entrance gate of the building and asks Sandman what he's doing here. Sandman replies that he's here to have his match. Dellinger tells him that he's too late. The match was scheduled one hour ago, he no showed and his opponent won by Forfeit. Sandman tells Doug that he'll have the match now but Dellinger tells him he can't cause it's nearly the end of the show, the main event is scheduled next. Dellinger asks Sandman where he's been this entire time. Sandman answers that he was down at a local bar. Doug says he should've known cause he can smell alcohol and cigarettes all over him. Sandman asks Doug to let him in the building but Doug says he can't. He was ordered by Eric Bischoff to not allow Sandman into the building. He says the President is tired of his careless attitude & bad habits and declares that unless Sandman fixes it, he won't allow Sandman into the building anymore. Doug informs Sandman that Bischoff is gonna fine him for no showing his match. Sandman says he needs that money for beer and cigarettes. Doug tells Sandman that he needs to clean himself up and then he'll be allowed back into the building. Until then, Sandman has to leave. Sandman tells Doug that if Bischoff wants him, he'll be back down at the local bar and Sandman turns around to leave, heading off to the bar again.

    We get a replay of Ric Flair defeating Jeff Jarrett last week to become the No. 1 Contender to the World Heavyweight Title.

    Match Nine
    (Main Event)

    World Heavyweight Championship
    Scott Steiner (c) (w/ Midajah) vs. Ric Flair


    The Nature Boy is received like royalty, getting an entrance only fit for a King as the crowd love & worship him, bowing in his presence. This is the same arena where he won his 16th reign last year although he lost the belt to Jeff Jarrett later that night. Can he win his 17th here tonight? Scott Steiner is accompanied by Midajah who carries his Lead Pipe for him. Lots of boos are rained down upon the champion. The crowd want to see him lose the belt tonight.

    Flair and Steiner go face to face as the bell rings, talking trash to each other. Steiner piefaces Flair and Naitch starts firing away at Steiner with rapid chops & punches. Steiner goes for a punch but Flair ducks and continues punching & chopping away at Steiner, backing him up in the corner. Flair steps up on the second turnbuckle, feeding Steiner some Corner Punches. Steiner shoves Ric off after the 6th punch and Flair goes rolling backwards on the mat onto his feet. Flair quickly charges at Steiner in the corner, making him eat more punches & chops.

    Ric pulls Steiner out of the corner and goes for an irish whip but the champ reverses, sending Flair to the ropes. Steiner knocks Flair down with a Lariat before he kisses his bicep and goes for an Elbow Drop. Flair rolls out of the way though and Steiner elbows the mat instead, holding his elbow. Flair hits a Running Knee Drop out of the corner on Steiner and goes for a pin. Steiner raises his shoulder up at two.

    Flair picks up of one of Steiner's legs and "WOO's", spinning around for a Figure Four Leglock, but Big Poppa Pump kicks Flair forward, shoving him into the corner. Steiner stands up and races towards Ric but gets a boot to the face, making him stumble back. Flair runs out of the corner but Steiner tosses him up and over with a Back Body Drop. Steiner picks up Ric and waistlocks him, planting him with an Overhead Belly To Belly Suplex. Steiner stands next to Ric and kisses his bicep again, dropping an Elbow on Ric for a nonchalant cover. The referee counts but Steiner breaks up his own pin at two to do push ups on the mat.

    The referee yells at Steiner and Steiner curses him out. Steiner tells some front row fan to shut up as he's picking Ric up off the mat. Steiner continues tossing Ric around with more Suplexes and talks trash to both Flair & the fans at the same time while showing his muscles off.

    Scott picks up Ric and waistlocks him again, looking for another Suplex, but this time Ric pokes him in the eyes, making Steiner release him. Ric blasts Steiner with more chops to the chest and delivers a Cactus Clothesline to Steiner, tumbling over the top rope to the outside with Big Poppa Pump.

    Ric stomps Steiner on the floor. Ric "WOO's" to the crowd, who "WOO!" back and Midajah sneaks up behind Flair with the Lead Pipe. But The Nature Boy senses her and turns around in time. Naitch grins at her in a flirty way and makes a doggystyle motion with his groin towards Midajah, making her repulsed and disgusted in response. Steiner knocks down Flair from behind with a big forearm to the back of his head. Steiner stands Flair up and scoops him up in the air, dropping him on the guardrail. Flair staggers on his feet and does a Flair Flop on the ringside floor as a result.

    Steiner rolls Flair back into the ring and places his neck on the middle rope, driving his knee down on the back of Flair's head, choking him with the middle rope. Steiner breaks on the referee's count of 4 and Steiner argues with the referee. While the referee is distracted with the champion, Midajah slaps Ric across the face. Once Steiner is done arguing with the ref, he pulls Flair off the middle rope and tucks his head between his legs. Steiner underhooks both of his arms and plants Ric on the mat with a Double Underhook Suplex. Steiner covers Flair but Naitch kicks out at two, still in it.

    Steiner points at the referee, warning him to count faster next time. Steiner drags Ric up to his feet but gets hit with a chop from out of nowhere. Ric lays in another chop and another. Ric goes for another chop but Steiner ducks it this time and catches Flair for a T-Bone Suplex. Scott lifts Ric off the mat and drags him to the corner, placing him on the top turnbuckle with his back turned to him. Scott climbs up on the second turnbuckle behind Ric. Steiner sets up for a Belly To Back Superplex and goes for it but Flair twists around in mid-air and crashes down on top of Scott with a Crossbody as they hit the mat. Flair hooks Scott's leg for a pin but Big Poppa Pump is out at two.

    Flair picks Steiner up and goes for an irish whip to the corner but Steiner reverses and sends Flair to the corner with such velocity that Flair goes flipping over the top turnbuckle onto the ring apron. Flair runs across the ring apron up to the top turnbuckle in the next corner and Flair jumps off for a Double Axe Handle but Steiner catches him with a waistlock and hits a Spinning Belly To Belly Suplex on Naitch.

    Steiner picks up Flair and irish whips him to the ropes. Scott runs to the ropes himself on the opposite side, looking for a Running Clothesline to Flair but Ric ducks under and both men continue running across the ring. Flair and Steiner meet in the middle, bumping heads and both men fall to the mat, getting knocked out. The referee checks on both Steiner and Flair before he starts counting them out. The champ and challenger start stirring halfway through the count. Both men reach their feet at the count of 9, beating the 10 count, and start duking it out with punches. Steiner gets the better of Flair and hits the ropes, looking for a Shoulder Block, but Flair jumps of the way and Scott accidentally runs the referee over with the Shoulder Block, knocking him down.

    Scott turns around and Flair grabs him by the balls. Steiner yells to the high heavens as Flair squeezes his nuts. Flair lets go of his twins and plants him with a chop. Flair runs to the ropes behind Steiner and takes him down with a Chop Block to the back of his knee. Flair picks Steiner up and lifts him in the air for a Kneebreaker, building up to the Figure Four. Flair holds Steiner's leg up about to go for it when Midajah slides into the ring behind Ric. Midajah turns Flair around and tries to slap him again but Flair catches her arm and plants a big wet kiss on Midajah. Flair shoves Midajah to the mat after he finishes kissing her and Flair picks up her leg, setting up for a Figure Four on her now.

    Flair takes his time strutting around and Woo'ing while holding her leg. Steiner stands up and knocks down Flair from behind, saving Midajah from a Figure Four. Midajah rolls out of the ring while Steiner bends over to pick up Ric. However, Flair nails Steiner with a low blow and grabs his leg, tripping him up on the mat.

    Flair rises up to his feet, shouting "Now we go to school!

    FLAIR APPLIES A FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK ON STEINER!

    The crowd are on their feet, expecting a new champion any moment now. Steiner tries to fight and turn Ric over onto his stomach but Flair keeps him down on his back. Steiner screams in agony, grabbing his head. Steiner raises his hand up, considering tapping.

    Just as seems like Steiner is about to tap out in the Figure Four...

    JEFF JARRETT SNEAKS DOWN TO THE RING WITH HIS GUITAR AND THE CHOSEN ONE SLIDES INTO THE RING...

    JARRETT SMASHES HIS GUITAR OVER FLAIR'S HEAD, BREAKING THE FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK!


    Massive boos ring throughout the arena as Double J exits the ring with his broken Guitar and heads to the back, screwing Flair out of a possible 17th World Title reign.

    Steiner unhooks his legs from Flair's and takes his time recovering to his feet. The referee begins stirring, starting to move.

    Big Poppa Pump turns Ric over onto his stomach

    STEINER LOCKS ON THE STEINER RECLINER!

    The referee raises Ric's arm up once and it drops. He raises it up a second time and it drops again. Flair's arm gets raised a third time and it drops a final time. He's out! The referee calls for the bell.

    Winner and STILL World Heavyweight Champion: Scott Steiner (10.07)

    Post-Match: Steiner releases The Steiner Recliner. Midajah slides into the ring with the World Heavyweight Title & the Lead Pipe. Midajah hands the World Title to Steiner, who raises it up to the crowd. The fans make themselves heard, booing the outcome and Steiner. Steiner tells the fans to go to hell and continues celebrating with his belt. Tony Schiavone criticizes Jeff Jarrett on commentary for costing Flair the title.

    Steiner looks down at Flair and starts stomping him, wanting to finish the job. Steiner asks Midajah to hand over the Lead Pipe, which she does. Midajah climbs out of the ring with Steiner's World Title as Big Poppa Pump waits inside the ring for Flair to get up.

    Steiner waits for what seems like an eternity. Flair moves around a little on the mat and Steiner gets ready to hit him with the Lead Pipe...

    THE GIANT COMES WALKING OUT FROM THE BACK CAUSING THE FANS TO ERUPT!

    Steiner sees Giant heading down to the ring, making him think twice about hitting Flair with the Lead Pipe. The Giant reaches ringside and climbs up on the ring apron, stepping both huge legs over the top rope into the ring.

    STEINER LUNGES AT GIANT, TRYING TO SMACK HIM WITH THE LEAD PIPE...

    BUT GIANT GRABS STEINER BY THE THROAT...

    GIANT ELEVATES HIM UP IN THE AIR...

    AND DRIVES HIM DOWN TO THE MAT WITH A BIG CHOKESLAM!


    The crowd mark out and Scott Steiner rolls out of the ring in pain. Midajah checks on Steiner at ringside and looks up at The Giant, who's staring down at her & Steiner from the ring with a menacing look on his face. Tony Schiavone almost loses his voice on commentary from screaming too much. Giant raises his hand up in the air, making a Chokeslam gesture to the crowd, and roars at the top of his voice like a Lion, saving Ric Flair from Steiner. The show closes on a shot of the angry Giant as he helps Flair up to his feet.

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    World Championship Wrestling Inc
    All Rights Reserved




    May 20th 2001

    Savvis Center
    St. Louis, Missouri


    World Tag Team Championship
    The Impact Players (Lance Storm and Justin Credible) (c) vs. Chuck Palumbo and Sean O' Haire


    Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship
    The Filthy Animals (Billy Kidman and Rey Misterio Jr.) (c) vs. 3 Count (Shannon Moore and Evan Karagias)
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    Re: WCW 2001 (WCW wins the Monday Night War)


    May 2nd 2001

    E Center
    Salt Lake City, Utah


    Opening Intro

    Pyro and fireworks blow up on stage to open the show and the E Center are on their feet, going rowdy. The camera gets shots of fans raising up signs. Mike Tenay and Scott Hudson welcome us to the show and introduce themselves. They announce some of the matches on tonight's card. We're going to see Rob Van Dam defend his Hardcore Title against Crowbar, Rhino is in action against Reno, Raven has his first match back tonight, and the main event will see Buff Bagwell going one-on-one with Diamond Dallas Page. Mike Tenay will also talk to Goldberg over the phone later in the show to get his thoughts on Rhino. The Cruiserweights will kick things off.

    Match One
    Jason Jett vs. Jamie Knoble

    Jett goes for a tie up but Knoble ducks under his arm and goes behind Jason, applying a waistlock from behind. Knoble puts Jett on the mat with a Rear Waistlock Takedown and follows up with a Front Headlock. Jett stands up to his feet, pulling Knoble off the mat with him, still with the Front Headlock applied. Jett throws some punches at Knoble's gut, forcing him to release the Front Headlock. Jett goes for an irish whip but Knoble reverses. Knoble drops down to the mat on his stomach and Jett jumps over Knoble's back as he continues running. Knoble springs up to his feet and goes for a leap frog but Jett catches him on his shoulders and plants him down with a Sitout Powerbomb. Jett pins Knoble but only gets two.

    Jason picks Knoble up and attempts a Back Suplex but Knoble lands on his feet behind Jett. Jett turns around and gets picked up on Knoble's shoulders in a fireman's carry. Knoble busts out a Fireman's Carry Double Knee Gutbuster to Jett. Jason rolls to the corner, holding his gut, and lays back against the bottom turnbuckle. Knoble shoots towards Jason and hits a Running Cannonball on him against the bottom turnbuckle. Knoble pulls Jett out of the corner and hooks his leg for a pin but Jett raises his shoulder at two.

    Jett is picked up and Knoble sets him up for an Exploder Suplex. Jason delivers Back Elbows to the back of Knoble's head though, getting out of it. Jett waits for Knoble to turn around before he races towards him but Knoble ducks down and sends Jett over the top rope with a Back Body Drop. However, Jett lands on the ring apron and pops Knoble in the face with a forearm once he turns around, making him back up. Using the top rope, Jett slings himself back into the ring, taking Knoble down with the Afterburner. Jason scoops Knoble up and tries to irish whip him into the corner but Knoble reverses, catching Jett in his arms and Knoble sends Jett crashing back-first into the turnbuckles with an Exploder Suplex.

    Jett rolls out underneath the bottom rope, grabbing his back at ringside. Jamie hits a Baseball Slide to Jett, knocking him down. Knoble waits for Jett to get back up on the outside before he slings himself over the top rope, attempting a Somersault Plancha, but Jett moves out of the way in time and Knoble crashes & burns on the floor. Jason lifts Knoble and bashes his face off the ring apron. Jett scoops Knoble up on his shoulder, trying to ram his face into the ring post, but Knoble drops down behind Jett and shoves him face-first into the steel pole instead. Once Jett turns around, Knoble charges at him for a Headscissors Takedown, sending Jett head-first into the guardrail.

    Jamie rolls Jett back into the ring, going for the pin but only scores a two count. Knoble waits for Jett to get up before he kicks him in the gut and applies a front facelock on him. Knoble wraps his legs around Jett with a body scissors and puts a Guillotine Choke on him. Jett remains on his feet while Knoble pulls on his neck with the Guillotine Choke. The referee asks Jett if he wants to give up but Jason says no and hangs on. Jett fights the Guillotine Choke and lifts Noble high up in the air, tossing him over with a Back Body Drop to escape the submission. Jett irish whips Knoble, looking for a Clothesline but Jamie ducks under and continues running, dropping Jason with a Leg Lariat. Knoble lifts up Jett, tucks his head between his legs and double underhooks both arms, driving him to the mat with a Tiger Driver for a pin. Jett kicks out at two though.

    Knoble picks Jett up and tucks his head between his legs again, setting up for another Tiger Driver. However, Jett grabs both of Knoble's legs and trips him up on the mat. Jett turns his back to Knoble, holding his legs up, and twists Knoble onto his stomach with an Inverted Boston Crab. Jett picks Knoble's arms up too and lifts him off the ground for the Pendulum Of Pain (Rocking Horse), swinging Knoble up and down inbetween his legs. Jett carries Knoble over to the bottom turnbuckle and continues to swing him up and down with the Pendulum Of Pain, bouncing his head off the bottom turnbuckle a couple of times. Jett releases him from the Pendulum Of Pain and turns him onto his back, going for a cover but Knoble gets his shoulder up.

    Jason gets Knoble back up to his feet and sends him to the corner with an irish whip. Jett charges at Knoble for a Spear but Jamie lifts his feet up in the air causing Jason to miss him and Knoble puts his legs back down, setting up for a Sunset Flip. Knoble tries to roll him up for a Sunset Flip Pin but Jett holds Knoble up behind his back and drives him to the mat with a Cradle Back To Belly Piledriver. Jason holds his legs down with a rana pin and Knoble somehow kicks out at two.

    Jett heads to the corner and makes his way up to the top. Knoble recovers to his feet and pulls the top rope, so Jett falls on the top turnbuckle groin-first. Knoble climbs up on the second turnbuckle, laying in a few punches to Jett's face before he double underhooks Jason's arms and climbs up one more level on the top turnbuckle. Knoble plants Jett off the top turnbuckle with an Avalanche Butterfly Suplex.

    Both men lay on the mat for a while and the referee begins counting them out. The two Cruiserweights make it back up before the count of 10 and punches fly between the two. Knoble catches Jett with a kick to the stomach and irish whips him. Jamie tries for a Back Elbow but Jett ducks under and hits the Shockwave on Knoble. Jett immediately kips up to his feet, fired up, and picks up Knoble. Jason sets him up for The Crash Landing but Knoble reverses into a Small Package. However, Jett breaks the pin at two.

    Both men get up at the same time and Knoble kicks Jett in the gut. Knoble tucks his head between his legs. Knoble picks Jett up, looking for a Powerbomb, but Jett flips out of it and lands on his feet in front of Knoble. Jett quickly nails Knoble in the gut with a kick and lifts Knoble off in the air for THE CRASH LANDING!

    Jett covers Knoble for the three and his undefeated streak goes up to 8 - 0.

    Winner: Jason Jett (6.24)

    Backstage: There's some commotion going on at the entrance gate of the building. The Sandman has shown up outside the building with a cigarette in his mouth and he's trying to get into the arena but there's a bunch of security guards blocking his path, preventing him from entering. Sandman argues with the security guards to get out of his way and head of security, Doug Dellinger is forced to show up to talk to Sandman. Sandman tells Dellinger to call his boys off and let him in the building. Dellinger responds that he told Sandman on Nitro that Bischoff won't allow him into the building anymore unless he gets rid of the cigarette and stops smoking. Sandman tells Dellinger he's not giving up smoking for anyone especially Bischoff. Dellinger tells him if that's the way his attitude is gonna be and he refuses to change his ways then he can't allow him in and that Sandman has to leave immediately before the cops are called on him. Before The Sandman leaves, he tells Dellinger that Bischoff can't keep him out forever and he'll eventually find a way into the building one way or another.

    We're given a brief history lesson from Mike Tenay & Scott Hudson on the alliance between 3 Count & Boogie Knights and their feud with The Filthy Animals so far, first showing us a replay from the previous week's Nitro of 3 Count and Boogie Knights beating down The Filthy Animals after Rey & Kidman's match with Boogie Knights where Evan, Shannon, Alex and Disco formed their alliance. Then Boogie Knights helping 3 Count beat Elix Skipper & Kid Romeo last week on Thunder thus becoming new No. 1 Contenders for the Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles. And finally, The Filthy Animals jumping 3 Count and Boogie Knights from behind during their dance performance 2 days ago on Nitro.

    Match Two
    Konnan vs. Alex Wright

    Konnan and Alex start out trading Arm Wrenches. Das Wunderkind cartwheels out of an Arm Wrench from K-Dawg and applies a Headlock on him. Alex takes Konnan down with a Headlock Takedown and keeps the Headlock applied on the mat. Konnan wraps his legs around Alex's head for a Head Scissors, getting out of the Headlock. Alex kips up out of the Head Scissors to his feet and runs to the ropes. Alex knocks Konnan down with a Shoulder Block and hits the ropes again. Konnan gets up quickly and tries a Hip Toss but Alex puts the brakes on and reverses, going for a Hip Toss of his own. Konnan punches Alex in the stomach though, making him bend over, and Konnan twists him around for a Backslide Pin.

    Alex kicks out at two and rolls up to his feet. He catches Konnan with a knee to the gut and clubs him across the back with a forearm. Alex irish whips Konnan and attempts a Big Boot but K-Dawg catches his foot in his hands, making Alex hop on one leg. Konnan launches Alex up in the air by his foot, making Das Wunderkind perform a backflip. As soon as Alex lands on his feet in front of Konnan, K-Dawg kicks him in the gut and hits a DDT. Konnan goes for the pin but Alex kicks out.

    Konnan drags Alex up but gets nailed in the gut. Alex hits a series of European Uppercuts to Konnan. Alex plants Konnan with a Snap Suplex before he ascends the top turnbuckle. Alex flies off with a Diving Knee Drop to Konnan's head. Alex dances for the fans, annoying the crowd rather than please them. Alex turns his focus back to Konnan and lifts him up. Alex irish whips K-Dawg to the corner and charges at him but gets a boot to the face. Konnan sprints out of the corner for a Clothesline but Alex ducks underneath and catches Konnan with a Neckbreaker. Alex drags Konnan to the ropes and places him on the middle rope where he stands on Konnan's upper back, pulling on the top rope.

    The referee gives Alex until the count of 5 to break and Alex breaks on 4, getting off Konnan's back. Alex climbs out of the ring and punches Konnan off the middle rope before he pulls him out of the ring. Alex tries to irish whip Konnan into the guardrail but K-Dawg reverses, sending Alex crashing back-first into it. Konnan pulls Alex off the guardrail and bashes his face off the commentary desk before he rolls him back inside the ring. Konnan slides into the ring and picks up Alex. Konnan irish whips Alex to the corner but the Boogie Knight runs up the turnbuckles to the top and performs a backflip off the top turnbuckle, landing behind Konnan, and Alex delivers a Dropkick to the back of Konnan's head, knocking him down.

    Alex walks over Konnan's back to the corner, humiliating him, and climbs up to the top turnbuckle with his back turned to him, waiting for Konnan to get up before he hits a Twisting Crossbody off the top on K-Dawg and hooks his leg for the pin. Konnan gets his shoulder up at two. Alex picks Konnan up and drags him to the corner, bashing his face off the top turnbuckle. Alex turns him around and climbs on the second turnbuckle, firing away with Corner Punches. Alex gets in 5 punches before Konnan walks out of the corner with him and delivers an Inverted Atomic Drop on Alex. Konnan shoots to the ropes and takes Alex down with a Rolling Thunder Clothesline. Konnan is pumped and shouts "ORALE!" at the fans, who shout it back at K-Dawg.

    Alex gets up and Konnan plants him with a Gutwrench Suplex before going for a pin. Konnan only gets two. K-Dawg picks Alex up and blasts the dancing fool in the face with some elbow smashes. Konnan scoops Alex up but Wright drops down behind K-Dawg and waistlocks him from behind, looking for the German Suplex. Konnan delivers Back Elbows to the side of Alex's head, breaking free from the waistlock, and K-Dawg mule kicks Alex in the gut before he twists around and hits The K-Factor on him.

    Konnan picks up Alex's hand and turns him over onto his stomach for the TEQUILA SUNRISE!

    The referee asks Alex if he wants to quit but gets no response as Alex is too busy screaming. Alex raises his hand on the verge of tapping out...when 3 Count run down to the ring and both Evan & Shannon get up on the ring apron to distract the referee, taking his attention away from the Tequila Sunrise.

    The referee screams at 3 Count to get down from the ring apron but they just continue arguing with the referee. Billy Kidman and Rey Misterio Jr. come charging down the ring and both men grab Evan Karagias & Shannon Moore's ankles, pulling them off the ring apron. Rey & Kidman brawl with Evan & Shannon at ringside and the referee remains distracted with them, yelling at all four men to stop.

    Alex is still trapped in the Tequila Sunrise and BEGINS TAPPING OUT ON THE MAT!

    HOWEVER, THE REFEREE DOESN'T SEE THE TAP OUT...and Konnan releases the Tequila Sunrise, noticing the ref has his back turned.

    Disco Inferno is seen jumping the crowd barricade and Disco slides into the ring as Konnan walks up behind the referee, so he can inform him Alex tapped out.

    However, Konnan doesn't get the chance to let the referee know as Disco quickly turns Konnan around and kicks him in the gut, HITTING THE CHARTBUSTER ON KONNAN!

    DISCO PULLS ALEX ON TOP OF KONNAN FOR A COVER AND DISCO RUNS OUT OF THE RING BEFORE THE REFEREE SEES HIM!

    Disco screams at the referee from ringside, grabbing his attention and tells him to count. The referee looks back, seeing Alex on top of Konnan, and starts slapping the mat, counting to three.

    Winner: Alex Wright (5.48)

    Post-Match: Disco pulls Alex out of the ring and both Rey & Kidman turn around, finally noticing Konnan got pinned. Rey & Kidman slide into the ring to check on Konnan and Disco carries Alex up the aisle with him as 3 Count & Boogie Knights celebrate Alex's win. Disco, Alex, Evan and Shannon high five each other and laugh at The Filthy Animals while Kidman & Rey point at all four men, promising to get them back.

    Commercial Break

    Coming back from the break, we get a replay of Johnny The Bull riding out of one of The Harris Brothers's Bikes on Nitro, luring both Harris Brothers into The Mamalukes' trap backstage where they were both attacked from behind with a Tire Iron by Big Vito. Vito is then shown getting into a Trailor Truck, crushing both Harris Brothers' Motorbikes into a wall.

    Once the replay finishes, we see KroniK have joined Mike Tenay and Scott Hudson at the commentary desk, making their entrance during the commercial break. Tenay welcomes Adams & Clark and asks why they're out here but Hudson remarks they can do whatever the hell they want. Adams says Hudson is right and mentions that he & Clark enjoyed watching The Harris Brothers' Motorbikes get destroyed by The Mamalukes. However, it doesn't stop KroniK from talking trash about both teams as both Big Vito and Don Harris make their way down to the ring for their match with their partners in their corner.

    Match Three
    Big Vito (w/ Johnny The Bull) vs. Don Harris (w/ Ron Harris)

    Vito and Harris waste no time getting into an instant slugfest with each other. Vito gets the better of Harris with his punches and irish whips him to the ropes. Vito connects with a Bicycle Kick to Don.

    Vito goes up to the top while Ron screams at Don from ringside to get up. Vito takes flight with a Diving Leg Drop on Don and goes for a pin. Don kicks out before three.

    Vito picks up Don but gets poked in the eye. The referee warns Don, threatening to DQ him. Don picks Vito up in his arms and plants him on the mat with a Sidewalk Slam. Don gets up and runs to the ropes for a Jumping Elbow Drop on Vito.

    Don covers Vito and gets two before he applies a Chinlock on him. Vito hangs in and fights up to his feet. Vito directs elbows to Don's mid-section and tries to run free but Don shoves Vito down to the mat. Don picks up Vito and goes for an irish whip to the corner but Vito reverses, sending Don to the corner. Vito charges at him but gets a boot to the face, making him stumble back.

    Don charges out of the corner and takes Vito down with a Lariat. Vito is picked up and Don scoops him up on his shoulder for a Running Powerslam. However, Vito drops down behind Don and plants him with a Back Suplex.

    Vito picks up Don and drives him down on the mat with a Hammerlock Scoop Slam. Vito continues to target the arm with stomps before he applies a Fujiwara Armbar on Don.

    Heavy D screams and his brother Ron tries to encourage him to get to the ropes. Johnny The Bull encourages Vito to rip Don's arm out of his socket. Meanwhile on commentary, KroniK continues to trash both The Harris Brothers and The Mamalukes.

    Don crawls his way to the bottom rope and grabs it for a rope break. Vito releases on the ref's count of 4. Johnny The Bull shoots KroniK a look at the commentary desk before he turns his attention back to his partner, continuing to support him.

    Vito lifts up Heavy D and punches him in the face before he goes for an irish whip. Don reverses though and Heavy D bends over for a Back Body Drop but Vito stops himself as he comes off the ropes and grabs hold of Don's head, hitting THE CODE OF SILENCE on Don.

    Johnny The Bull overhears Brian Adams talking shit about him on commentary and Johnny walks over to the commentary desk to confront Brian Adams, standing across the desk from him. Johnny talks shit back to Adams and Adams stands up off his seat. Adams says something insulting back to Johnny and Johnny The Bull responds by slapping Brian Adams across the face.

    Adams and Clark throw their headsets down and start attacking Johnny The Bull in front of the commentary desk. The referee inside the ring gets distracted by KroniK beating down Johnny The Bull outside the ring.

    Meanwhile, Ron Harris slides into the ring behind the referee's back and delivers a Big Boot to Big Vito.

    With the referee still distracted by KroniK and Johnny The Bull outside, The Harris Brothers pick Vito up and together they hit THE H BOMB ON BIG VITO!

    Ron Harris exits the ring while Don Harris turns the referee around and covers Vito for a three count.

    Winner: Don Harris (3.36)

    Post-Match: The referee raises Don Harris' arm, declaring him the winner. The Harris Brothers walk away proud, KroniK stand around at ringside staring at The Harris Brothers and down at Johnny The Bull who's laying on the floor besides them. The Mamalukes are down & out both inside and outside the ring. Not a good night for Vito and Johnny out of the three warring tag teams.

    Backstage: Kanyon is somewhere backstage with a big smile on his face, looking straight at the camera. Kanyon starts talking to the camera in front of him, plugging his brand new "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" shirt to the fans in the arena and at home. Kanyon holds up his new shirt to the camera and tells everybody, "If you wear this shirt walking down the street, I promise...NOBODY WILL LOOK BETTA THAN YOU! Kanyon finishes by telling us to order now on WCW.com.

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    Match Four
    Hugh Morrus vs. Chris Candido

    Candido starts talking smack to Morrus for coming to Bam Bam Bigelow's aid on Nitro. Candido makes the mistake of shoving Morrus and Morrus makes him pay for it, blasting Candido with big punches.

    Morrus irish whips Candido, looking for something. Candido slides between Morrus' legs, standing up behind him. Candido forearms Morrus in the back but Morrus turns around, unaffected, and Clotheslines Candido down. Morrus picks up Candido and Scoop Slams him on the mat. Morrus heads up top, looking to hit No Laughing Matter early, but Candido rolls out underneath the bottom rope to avoid it.

    Candido screams at the referee to hold Morrus back as he paces around ringside. Morrus complains to the referee and Candido slides into the ring to try & take advantage, charging at Morrus but Candido just gets knocked down by a Shoulder Block from his more powerful opponent instead. Morrus lifts Candido off the mat and irish whips him to the corner. Morrus hits a Corner Clothesline to Candido before Hip-Tossing him out of the corner.

    Candido gets up and Morrus presses him over his head, throwing him down with a Military Press Slam. Morrus covers Candido but gets two.

    Morrus picks Candido up and places him on the top turnbuckle. Morrus steps up on the second turnbuckle, looking for a Superplex, but Candido punches Morrus in the face and shoves him off the second turnbuckle to the mat. Candido stands up on the top turnbuckle, waiting for Morrus to get up. Candido delivers a Missile Dropkick to Morrus, taking him down. Candido goes for the pin and just gets two.

    Candido stomps Morrus and mounts him, clocking him with punches to the face. Candido chokes Morrus with both hands around his neck and the referee forces Candido to break on the count of 4.

    No Gimmicks Needed drags Morrus up and hits a Northern Lights Suplex. Candido goes up to the second turnbuckle and waits for Morrus to get up. Chris attempts a Double Axe Handle but gets caught in Morrus' arms for a Bear Hug.

    The referee asks Candido if he wants to submit and Hard Knox responds with a no, which just makes Morrus squeeze him tighter with the Bear Hug. Candido grabs the referee's shirt and the ref pulls away from him, turning his back to fix up his shirt. Candido rakes Morrus' eyes behind the ref's back, escaping from the Bear Hug. Candido kicks Morrus in the gut and drives him to the mat with a DDT.

    Candido goes up to the second turnbuckle and lands the New Jersey Jam on Morrus. Candido follows up with a pin and Morrus kicks out at two. Candido looks up at the referee, telling him to count faster.

    Candido picks up Morrus and tucks his head between his legs. Candido tries lifting Morrus up for a Powerbomb but of course Morrus is too heavy for him to lift and Morrus counters with a Back Body Drop. Morrus picks up both of Candido's legs and Catapults him into the corner, bashing his face off the top turnbuckle. Candido stumbles around and Morrus scoops him up in his arms, planting him on the mat with a Falling Powerslam.

    Morrus points to the top, getting a cheer from the crowd, and The Laughing Man ascends the top turnbuckle with his back turned to Candido. Morrus crashes down on top of Candido with NO LAUGHING MATTER!

    Before Morrus can go for the pin to put away Candido though, Shane Douglas runs down to the ring and climbs up on the ring apron. Morrus sees Douglas on the ring apron and pounces, punching him out on the ring apron. Morrus kicks Douglas off the ring apron to the floor and looks down at him to say something.

    CANDIDO ROLLS UP MORRUS FROM BEHIND WITH A SCHOOLBOY AND PLACES BOTH FEET ON THE SECOND ROPE FOR EXTRA LEVERAGE, STEALING THE WIN!

    Winner: Chris Candido (4.49)

    Post-Match: Candido rolls out of the ring & helps Douglas up to his feet at ringside. Douglas raises Candido's arm and Hugh Morrus stands up, complaining to the referee inside the ring about Candido having his feet on the rope when he pinned him. The referee claims he didn't see Candido's feet on the ropes and while Morrus continues to argue with the official, Shane Douglas and Chris Candido slide into the ring and knock Hugh Morrus down from behind. Douglas and Candido put the boots to Morrus. As they continue attacking him with kicks, Bam Bam Bigelow charges down to the ring, running Shane Douglas & Chris Candido out of the ring before Bigelow can get his hands on them. Douglas and Candido flee up the aisle while Bigelow stares them down from the ring. Morrus helps himself up to his feet, standing across the ring from Bigelow. Bigelow turns around and the two big men stare at each other. Morrus nods his head at Bigelow in appreciation and Bigelow nods his head back at Morrus.

    We're shown highlights from Raven's recorded promo on Nitro where he talks about Sting and announces his return to the ring tonight on Thunder, ending the promo with him slowly popping his face out from behind the dark, wearing Sting's facepaint.

    Match Five
    Raven vs. Cassidy O' Reilly

    Raven makes his entrance first, wearing Sting's facepaint again. Raven extends his arms out, doing the Crucifix pose on the second turnbuckle before he climbs down and sits against the bottom turnbuckle in the corner, waiting for his opponent. Cassidy O' Reilly makes his entrance to the ring next.

    The bell rings and O' Reilly stands in the middle of the ring, telling Raven to stand up but Raven just continues to sit in the corner, making O' Reilly wait for him. O' Reilly turns to the referee to complain about Raven not getting up. Raven grabs the top rope to pull himself up to his feet and charges up behind O' Reilly, knocking him down with a Lariat to the back of his head.

    Raven takes his jacket off and hits a Running Knee Lift to O' Reilly as he gets up. Raven irish whips O' Reilly to the corner and delivers a Corner Clothesline to him following up with a Bulldog out of the corner. Raven picks Cassidy up and throws him out of the ring through the ropes. Raven climbs out of the ring and stands O' Reilly up, bashing his face off the Steel Steps a couple of times. Raven drags O' Reilly over to the guardrail.

    RAVEN RUSSIAN LEG SWEEPS CASSIDY BACK AGAINST THE GUARDRAIL!

    RAVEN PULLS CASSIDY UP TO HIS FEET AND PLANTS HIM BACKWARDS WITH ANOTHER RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP AGAINST THE GUARDRAIL!

    RAVEN PICKS UP CASSIDY AGAIN FOR A THIRD RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP AGAINST THE GUARDRAIL!


    Raven rolls Cassidy back into the ring and follows him in, continuing to manhandle the little fella. Raven drags Cassidy to the corner and climbs up on the second turnbuckle behind him, placing his knee on the back of O' Reilly's head. Raven drives him forward to the mat with a Calf Branding.

    Raven lifts poor Cassidy up to his feet and sets him up for the Even Flow DDT.

    Raven has a change of mind though and turns Cassidy around in his arm, so he's facing upwards.

    RAVEN HITS THE SCORPION DEATH DROP ON O' REILLY!

    Raven hooks Cassidy's leg, beating him with Sting's finishing move.

    Winner: Raven (2.02)

    Post-Match: Raven gets on his knees, extending his arms. Raven not only beats his opponent with Sting's finisher but he does it while wearing Sting's facepaint. Raven looks down at Cassidy O' Reilly, shaking his head in disappointment at him before he climbs out of the ring. Raven continues to celebrate his win at ringside, standing back against the guardrail, extending his arms out again.

    RAVEN TURNS AROUND TO CLIMB OVER THE GUARDRAIL...

    A FAN WEARING A BIKER JACKET AND MOTORCYLE HELMET STANDS UP OFF HIS CHAIR...

    THE FAN PUNCHES RAVEN IN THE FACE, SENDING RAVEN FLYING BACKWARDS...

    THE FAN PULLS HIS MOTORCYCLE HELMET OFF TO REVEAL IT'S...STING!


    The crowd come unglued and go batshit insane. Sting climbs over the guardrail with his helmet and nails Raven in the gut & then the face with the helmet. Sting throws the helmet aside and pulls the ring apron up. Sting bends down and pulls his trusty Baseball Bat out from underneath the ring.

    Sting waits for Raven to get up.

    STING TAKES A SWING AT RAVEN WITH THE BAT...

    BUT RAVEN MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND STING HITS THE STEEL STEPS WITH THE BAT INSTEAD!


    Raven runs for his life and jumps over the guardrail. Raven bails through the crowd surrounded by massive boos and thumbs down, escaping the wrath of Sting once again.

    Sting walks over to the guardrail, staring at Raven as he leaves. Sting points his Baseball Bat in Raven's direction, signalling it's not over between them as the show cuts to commercial break.

    Commercial Break

    We get a replay of Sting dressed up as a Biker surprising Raven with an attack moments ago after Raven's match with Cassidy O' Reilly. The replay finishes with Raven jumping the guardrail, managing to avoid a proper beating from Sting again.

    Match Six
    Hardcore Championship
    Rob Van Dam (c) vs. Crowbar (w/ Daffney)


    RVD and Crowbar circle the ring. As they're circling, Daffney climbs onto the ring apron and lets out a loud piercing scream, distracting Van Dam. Crowbar nails RVD from behind as he looks away at Daffney. Daffney climbs down from the ring apron with a menacing laugh as Crowbar puts the boots to the champion.

    Once he finishes stomping RVD, Crowbar climbs out of the ring and pulls up the ring apron, searching for weapons. Crowbar gets his hands on a Trash Can, two Trash Can Lids and a Steel Chair, throwing them into the ring. Crowbar also grabs a Crutch from underneath the ring, sliding into the ring with it. RVD's on his hands & knees and Crowbar hits him over the back with the Crutch, bending the top end of the Crutch. Crowbar hits RVD with the Crutch again, this time snapping it in half.

    Crowbar disposes of the broken Crutch and picks up the Trash Can, wedging it inbetween the middle turnbuckles. Crowbar picks RVD up and irish whips him to the corner, sending him crashing back-first into the Trash Can, making him fall to the mat. Crowbar goes for a pin but the champion pops his shoulder up at two.

    Crowbar pulls RVD up to his feet and drives him to the mat with a Sitout Gourdbuster before he grabs the Steel Chair and ascends the top turnbuckle with it. Crowbar waits for RVD to reach his feet before he jumps off the top turnbuckle with the Chair, looking to crack Van Dam over the head with it, but RVD delivers a Dropkick to the Chair, knocking the Chair back in Crowbar's face as he falls to the mat like a sack of potatoes. RVD gets the Chair and opens it up, placing it down in the middle of the ring. Van Dam sits Crowbar on the Chair before he runs to the ropes and delivers a Spinning Wheel Kick to Crowbar, knocking him off the Chair. RVD covers Crowbar but only manages to get two.

    RVD picks up the two Trash Can Lids, waiting for Crowbar to get up. RVD cracks Crowbar in the head with one Trash Can Lid and then smacks him in the head with the other Trash Can Lid. RVD continues nailing Crowbar over the head with the two Trash Can Lids one after the other until he clangs both of them across his head at the same time like two Cymbals, knocking Crowbar down. RVD gets out of the ring and looks underneath the ring for more weapons. As he continues searching on different sides of the ring, he looks up for one moment and Crowbar comes crashing down on top of him with a Pescado from out of nowhere, taking him down to the floor.

    Crowbar punches RVD on the floor at ringside as Daffney stands in the background, cheering her man on. Crowbar stands RVD up and Scoop Slams him on the floor outside before he slides back into the ring. Crowbar slings himself over the top rope landing on top of RVD with a Hilo on the floor at ringside. Crowbar covers RVD outside the ring but Van Dam kicks out of the pin. Crowbar makes his way over to the timekeeper, snatching his Chair away and goes back over to RVD with it.

    Crowbar goes for a Chair shot on RVD but the Hardcore Champion ducks and Crowbar hits the ring post with the Chair instead. Crowbar shakes his hands in pain, feeling the effects of smacking steel on steel. Crowbar turns around into a punch from RVD and The Whole F'N Show irish whips Crowbar across ringside into the Steel Steps.

    Crowbar sits back against the Steel Steps and RVD picks up the Steel Chair, raising it to the crowd, who cheer. RVD charges forward with the Chair...and DELIVERS A CHAIR SURF DROPKICK TO CROWBAR AGAINST THE STEEL STEPS!

    Crowbar rolls around on the floor in agony, holding his head, having it sandwiched between the Steel Chair and the Steel Steps off the Chair Surf Dropkick.

    RVD drags Crowbar up to his feet and Atomic Drops him on the guardrail. Van Dam leaps up on the guardrail in front of Crowbar and delivers a Flying Kick to Crowbar while he's sitting on the guardrail, knocking his challenger off the guardrail to the ringside floor. Crowbar gets picked up and rolled back into the ring by RVD. Van Dam climbs back into the ring but gets his ankle grabbed by Daffney on the outside, distracting him once again, allowing Crowbar to take advantage and knock RVD down from behind. Crowbar lifts up RVD and plants him on the mat with a Michinoku Driver II, holding his leg up for a pin. RVD still hangs in, getting his shoulder up.

    Crowbar picks up RVD and irish whips him to the ropes. Crowbar attempts a kick but RVD catches his foot and hits a Step Over Heel Kick, knocking him down. RVD launches to the ropes and delivers a Rolling Thunder to Crowbar. RVD heads up to the top turnbuckle and takes a look at the crowd, pointing to his shoulders with his thumbs, mouthing "ROB...VAN...DAM!", setting up for The Five Star Frog Splash. Daffney slides into the ring and stands in front of Crowbar, blocking RVD's path. Van Dam yells at Daffney to get out of the way but Daffney refuses to move, still standing in his way, preventing RVD from hitting the Five Star.

    The crowd boo Daffney and RVD jumps down from the top turnbuckle, confronting Daffney, exchanging words with her. As they continue arguing, David Flair rushes down to the ring and blasts RVD from behind, knocking him down. David Flair stomps RVD and Daffney takes pleasure in the punishment David is dishing out. Daffney climbs back out of the ring as Crowbar gets up to his feet, joining his partner in double teaming RVD. Crowbar pulls RVD up while David Flair picks up the Chair from earlier. Crowbar holds RVD for David, so Flair can hit him with the Chair.

    DAVID FLAIR TAKES A SWING AT VAN DAM WITH THE CHAIR...BUT RVD DUCKS...AND DAVID ACCIDENTALLY HITS CROWBAR WITH THE CHAIR!

    DAVID TURNS AROUND INTO A VAN DAMINATOR!


    Daffney screams on the outside at her plan backfiring. Both Crowbar and David Flair are laid out on the mat. RVD decides to head up top once again.

    RVD HITS THE FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH ON CROWBAR!

    RVD grabs his stomach, feeling the effects of his own finisher just as much as his opponent, but he still crawls over anyway and hooks Crowbar's leg for the pin, retaining the Hardcore Title.

    Winner and STILL Hardcore Champion: Rob Van Dam (7.14)

    Post-Match: RVD walks away with the title, high fiving fans in the aisle and raising the belt up in the air while Daffney is on her knees in the ring, screaming her head off some more. Daffney has that evil look in her eyes as she stares at RVD from the ring, like it's not over between him and the mentally unstable trio just yet. She wants the Hardcore Title.

    We're shown a replay of Goldberg and Rhino's big brawl from Nitro, which saw men both end up handcuffed.

    Once the replay finishes, Mike Tenay leads into his scheduled phone call with Goldberg, mentioning Goldberg is standing by on the other end of the line from his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.

    Tenay starts, "Hello, Goldberg? Can you hear me?"

    Goldberg responds, "Yeah, Mike, I can hear you."

    Tenay talks again, "Goldberg, we understand you can't be here tonight due to scheduling conflicts, so we'd like to thank you for taking the time to talk to us over the phone."

    Goldberg responds once again, "No problem, Mike. I apologize to all my fans that I can't be there in person for this conversation."

    Tenay says, "Goldberg, ever since you were brought back last month by Eric Bischoff, you've had a big target on your back. First you had Jeff Jarrett gunning for you, calling you out for weeks until you accepted his challenge and made your return at Spring Stampede, defeating him in just 3 minutes. However, the next night on Nitro, we saw Rhino make his debut by Goring you down and just two days ago on Nitro, things got hectic and chaotic between you two when you confronted him in the ring after his match, so much that the both of you had to be handcuffed in order to seperate the both of you from each other. What we wanna know is are you still planning on retaliating back at Rhino and will we see the two of you go one-on-one down the road?"

    Goldberg answers, "Hell yeah, you will Mike. If Rhino wants a fight, he's found the right man for the job. It ain't over between Rhino and I, not by a long shot. No Handcuffs are gonna stop me and they won't stop Rhino either. This ends with me beating his ass in the ring. In fact, Rhino's lucky I'm not there tonight cause I'd kick his ass if I was."

    Scott Hudson chimes in and asks a question of his own, "Goldberg, this is Scott Hudson here. Everybody recognizes you the world over for using the Spear aswell as the Jackhammer as your finisher, but what are your thoughts on Rhino also using the Spear or as he likes to call it the Gore as his finisher?"

    Goldberg answers, "If he wants to use MY Spear and call it the "Gore", well go right ahead. But my version of the Spear is always to going to be superior and his Gore will always be a cheap knockoff. He'll find that out soon enough. He comes from ECW, well I'll show him how 'EXTREME' I am when I run through his ass with a Spear. Next time I get my hands on him, he won't be sent back to the 'Land of Extreme' cause it doesn't exist anymore. No, I'll just send him to the Waste Land along with the other trash. Rhino, there is one thing you are right about after you Gored me down last week...YOU'RE NEXT!!!"

    Tenay thanks Goldberg for his time, ending the conversation as both hang up.

    Match Seven
    Rhino vs. Reno

    Rhino and Reno go face to face, having a staredown in the middle of the ring.

    Both men start throwing hands, delivering heavy blows to the other's face.

    Rhino gets the better of Reno with his shots and irish whips him to the ropes, dropping him with a Back Elbow. Reno gets up and Rhino waistlocks him, planting him with a Belly To Belly Suplex.

    Rhino picks Reno off the mat and scoops him up on his shoulder. Reno drops down behind Rhino, holding his head in his arm, looking for The Roll Of The Dice.

    Rhino twists his head around and tackles Reno back into a corner. Rhino delivers some Knee Strikes to Reno's mid-section before he irish whips him across to the opposite corner. Rhino charges at Reno but receives a boot to the face, making him stumble back.

    Reno charges out of the corner...into a Spinebuster from Rhino.

    Rhino moves to the corner and crouches down, begging Reno to get up, waiting for him.

    RHINO RUSHES FORWARD AND MAULS RENO DOWN WITH THE GORE!

    Rhino hooks his leg for the pin, earning the three.

    Winner: Rhino (1.05)

    Post-Match: Rhino beats his chest and raises his arms in the air, roaring at the crowd. Rhino screams "WHO'S DA MAN?" at the fans. Rhino looks down at Reno before he turns to leave the ring and heads up the aisle. As he's walking to the back, Mean Gene meets Rhino on the little ramp at the top of aisle, trying to stop him for an interview.

    "Rhino...Rhino...I'd like to get a word with you if I could."

    Rhino tells Gene, "You wanna a word, Gene? How about I give you three?

    Rhino stares into the camera.

    "And I want you to listen up real good, Goldberg, cause this regards your future - GOOORRRE! GOOORRRREEE! GOOOOORRRRREEEE!"

    Rhino walks away from Gene and makes his way through the curtains.

    Commercial Break

    We get a little preview for this upcoming Nitro as Mike Tenay announces some matches that will be taking place such as a Singapore Cane On A Pole Match between Justin Credible and Sean O' Haire. Bam Bam Bigelow & Hugh Morrus will team up to face Shane Douglas & Chris Candido. And Goldberg will also return to in-ring action on Nitro.

    A replay is shown from last week's Thunder of DDP costing Buff Bagwell the main event to Shane Helms. And then a replay from Nitro of Totally Buff attacking DDP in his locker room with Kimberly present.

    Match Eight
    (Main Event)

    Diamond Dallas Page vs. Buff Bagwell (w/ The Total Package)

    Buff Bagwell enters first with his tag team partner, Lex Luger, looking bright and chipper like the loss to Shane Helms last week never happened. Diamond Dallas Page on the other hand is pissed and runs down to the ring as soon as his music hits, sliding into the ring with a bandage on his forehead from getting busted open on Nitro, and DDP wastes no time getting into it with Bagwell, blasting him in the face with punches.

    Bagwell goes stumbling back from each shot by Page and DDP irish whips him to the ropes for a Tilt A Whirl Sidewalk Slam. Bagwell rolls to the corner, staggering up to his feet, and DDP keeps on him in the corner, punching away at him nonstop, forcing the referee to intervene and pull Page off Bagwell. Bagwell charges out of the corner while the ref holds DDP back and Buff takes Page down with a Lariat. Bagwell puts the boots to Diamond before he picks him up off the mat.

    Bagwell Suplexes DDP before he delivers multiple Elbow Drops to Page. Once Bagwell finishes dropping Elbows, instead of going for the pin, he goes to pose for the camera, flexing his muscles and blows a kiss to DDP's wife, Kimberly, wherever she is. Bagwell turns around and gets popped in the mouth by Page. DDP attempts an irish whip to the corner but Bagwell reverses, sending Diamond to the corner. Bagwell charges at DDP for a Spear but Page moves out of the way and Buff crashes shoulder-first into the ring post between the middle turnbuckles.

    DDP literally kicks Bagwell in the ass before he pulls him out from inbetween the turnbuckles and lifts him up in the air for a High Angle Belly To Back Suplex. DDP heads up to the top turnbuckle and waits for Bagwell to rise up before he delivers a Diving Clothesline to him and pins him. DDP just gets two though. DDP picks Bagwell up but gets drilled in the gut by Buff. Bagwell punches Page back into the corner and chokes him with both hands in the corner. The referee starts counting out Buff and Bagwell releases his choke before 5.

    Bagwell backs up into the opposite corner and charges towards Page but he eats DDP's boot instead, making him stagger back. DDP charges out of the corner and Buff tries to Hip Toss him but Page reverses the Hip Toss into the Diamond Dream DDT. Before DDP can attempt a pin, Lex Luger stands up on the ring apron, getting his attention and DDP lunges for him. But Luger jumps down from the ring apron before Diamond can grab him and Bagwell takes advantage of the distraction, nailing Page with a kick to the gut as soon as he turns around and Buff runs to the ropes, hitting a Swinging Neckbreaker on Page. Buff covers him but his pinfall is unsuccessful.

    Buff picks up Diamond and irish whips him to the ropes, twisting around him for a Sleeper Hold. DDP tries to hang in but for a moment it looks like he's going out. The crowd chant for DDP and Luger turns to the crowd, yelling at them to shut up. The referee raises DDP's arm up once and it drops. The referee raises it again and it drops a second time. The referee lifts it up one more time and lets go, DDP's arm stops half way, making the crowd pop. The fans have breathed new life into DDP and Page starts fighting out, ducking down besides Bagwell and Page breaks out of it by lifting Bagwell up for an Atomic Drop. Page delivers a combo of jabs to Bagwell's face before knocking him down with a Haymaker.

    Page picks up Bagwell and tucks his head between his legs, lifting him upside down for a Diamond Clash. DDP rolls Buff onto his back for a pin but fails to get three. DDP stands up and waits for Buff to get up. DDP runs to the ropes but Luger grabs his ankle from outside and trips him up on the mat. Bagwell delivers kicks to the back of Diamond's head and then picks him up. Bagwell tries an irish whip but DDP reverses and catches Bagwell with a Spinning Sleeper Slam to the mat.

    DDP rises to his feet and throws his hands up in the air with the Diamond sign, signalling for the Diamond Cutter. DDP is on the verge of picking up Bagwell when Lex Luger gets up on the ring apron once again, starting an argument with the referee. DDP sees him and lunges for him a second time, this time grabbing his head and tossing Luger over the top rope into the ring. DDP stomps Luger a couple of times before he goes back over to Bagwell to pick him up.

    DDP HAS BAGWELL SET UP FOR THE DIAMOND CUTTER...BUT BAGWELL DROPS DOWN TO A KNEE BEHIND PAGE AND LOW BLOWS HIM IN FRONT OF THE REFEREE, GETTING HIMSELF DISQUALIFIED!

    Winner by DQ: Diamond Dallas Page (5.03)

    Post-Match: Bagwell shoves DDP into a Running Forearm from Lex Luger. Totally Buff stomp DDP out before they drag him up together. Suddenly, they get interrupted by the loud howl of a wolf.

    *Wolfpac Theme*

    KEVIN NASH MARCHES DOWN TO THE RING!

    Totally Buff are thunderstruck by Nash's appearance and the place goes beserk for Big Sexy. Nash climbs up on the ring apron and steps both legs over the top rope. Bagwell goes for Nash but gets caught with a big Elbow Smash to the face. Luger receives an Elbow Smash too. Nash irish whips Luger and takes his former Wolfpac bretheren down with a Big Boot. Nash picks up Luger and tucks his head between his legs, setting up for the Jacknife Powerbomb. Bagwell nails Nash in the back however, preventing the Jacknife. DDP is up though and punches Bagwell back against the ropes. DDP Clotheslines Bagwell over the top rope to the outside. Nash also hurls Luger out of the ring, completely clearing the ring of Totally Buff. The Insiders stand side by side watching Totally Buff retreat up the aisle. DDP points at Bagwell, promising to get him back for his wife. The Wolfpac theme hits and The Insiders 'Too Sweet' each other before they pose for the crowd with the Diamond and Wolfpac hand signs to end the show.

    Copyright 2001
    World Championship Wrestling Inc
    All Rights Reserved




    May 20th 2001

    Savvis Center
    St. Louis, Missouri


    World Tag Team Championship
    The Impact Players (Lance Storm and Justin Credible) (c) vs. Chuck Palumbo and Sean O' Haire


    Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship
    The Filthy Animals (Billy Kidman and Rey Misterio Jr.) (c) vs. 3 Count (Shannon Moore and Evan Karagias)
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    Re: WCW 2001 (WCW wins the Monday Night War)


    May 7th 2001

    Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center
    Birmingham, Alabama


    Opening Intro

    Pyro and fireworks are set off on stage, opening the show in style. The fans are out of their seats with their signs high in the air, going crazy. Tony Schiavone welcomes the viewers to the show and introduces himself & his broadcast partner, Jerry Lawler. Tony mentions that Goldberg is in action tonight. Before he can say anything else, he's interrupted by loud sirens blaring in the arena, leaving Tony and Jerry puzzled as to what's going on.

    *Scott Steiner Theme*

    In-Ring: The World Heavyweight Champion makes his way out to the ring, accompanied by Midajah, his brother Rick Steiner, and Road Warrior Animal. The champ and his stable are greeted with boos around the arena. Rick barks at the crowd while Scott, Midajah and Animal calmly enter the ring. After Big Poppa Pump poses on the turnbuckles, Scott demands a microphone from the timekeeper outside and his music cuts off. Loud boos ring throughout the Civic Center before Big Poppa Pump can start talking.

    "You Alabama morons need to shut the hell up and show some respect for the champ."

    But Steiner just incites more boos.

    "I deserve better than being here in Birmingham, Alabama because Alabama sucks!"

    And the boos grow louder.

    "Sweet Home Alabama, huh? More like Shit Hole Alabama!"

    ...and louder. The riled up crowd start a "YOU SUCK!" chant back at Big Poppa Pump.

    "Your mothers know that better than anybody else."

    The "YOU SUCK!" chants continue. But Steiner talks over it and they start to die down as the champ goes on.

    "For the past year, I've been a dominant champion here in this company. WCW has thrown every big name at me and I've defeated 'em all. The list starts with Goldberg, beat him! Booker T, beat him! Sid Vicious, beat him and I broke his leg, putting his crippled ass out of this business forever! Kevin Nash, beat him and I sent his ass into retirement for awhile! Diamond Dallas Page, beat him! Sting, beat him! And just last week, I beat the 16-Time World Heavyweight Champion, Ric Flair!"

    The crowd "WOO" at the mention of Flair's name.

    "Who haven't I beaten? I've ran through the entire Heavyweight Division and every top name here in WCW. I'll go down as the most dominant...no, scratch that...the greatest WCW World Champion in history!"

    The crowd boo, disagreeing with the champ.

    "Month after month, week after week, I've been a fighting champion. It's time I take a vacation. I need one. I deserve one. There ain't no one more deserving of taking a break than me cause I've been too busy carrying WCW on my back for a long time now. We won The Monday Night Wars because of me. I've devoted all of my time to you ingrates and now I wanna spend my time with my freaks on the beach cause they know there ain't nothing finer than Scott Steiner. I know this place will struggle without me for awhile but don't worry, I won't be gone too long. This is the big bad mamma jamma signing off here in Alabama. BIG POPPA PUMP IS YOUR HOOK UP! HOLLA IF YA HEAR ME!"

    Scott drops his mic and turns to leave the ring with Midajah, Rick & Animal...until loud cheers go off in the arena and The Giant comes walking out from the back, making Steiner & his crew freeze. Scott, Midajah, Rick & Animal remain in the ring, wondering what Giant is doing out here, and Giant stands on the stage with a microphone in his hand.

    "Scott, you wanna ask who you haven't beaten yet? YOU'VE NEVER BEATEN ME! And incase you forgot already, I Chokeslammed you straight to Hell last week. So, let's not beat around the bush, how about I challenge you for that World Heavyweight Title next?"

    The crowd pop, all in agreement with Giant facing Scott for the title next. Scott looks a little dumbfounded by Giant's challenge. Big Poppa Pump picks his mic up off the mat to respond.

    "You? Are you serious? What makes you think you deserve a shot? You just came back to the company. My answer is No! You don't deserve a damn thing, let alone a shot at my title."

    Scott's refusal is met with boos from the crowd. The Giant answers back.

    "I thought you were a fighting champion? You wanna know what makes me deserve a shot? I'm a former two-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion. I was even a World Champion in that other company. I'm 383lbs. 7 feet tall. Scott, you've listed off all those names you've beaten, but you've never faced a challenge as BIG as me!"

    Scott responds.

    "Yeah, well I don't give a s*** how big you are and how many World Titles you've won. Get back in line and earn a shot".

    The Giant retorts.

    "I could get back in line. But that would be too easy for me cause I'd just run through everyone quickly to get to you. Let me remind you, Big Poppa Pump, I won the WCW Title in my debut match here several years ago. I didn't have to wait in line. I pushed everyone else aside and took my shot & then the championship. I can smell your fear from all the way here, Scott. I can see you're afraid. Afraid that it will happen again. Afraid that I'll take your title. That's why you won't accept my challenge. And you know what, I don't think I can blame you. Between you and Midajah, it's pretty clear she has more balls than you."

    The crowd "OOOH!" in response and Scott loses it for a moment, about to climb out of the ring. Rick and Animal have to hold Scott back, stopping him from going after Giant up the aisle. Giant is begging Scott to come after him. However, both men get interrupted by the President's music.

    *White Train*

    Eric Bischoff walks out onto the stage with a mic in hand. Eazy E stands next to The Giant as his music cuts off, so he can talk.

    "Giant, I think you're right."

    Scott Steiner cuts off Bischoff.

    "What the hell are you doing out here, Bitchoff? You mind your own damn business. This is between me and 'The Pig Show' over there, so piss off.

    Bischoff responds back to Steiner.

    "Scott, the World Heavyweight Title is my business. And as much I'd love to see you take a vacation, so I don't have to deal with you, I can't let that happen. Not as long as you're the champion because the World Heavyweight Title needs to be here every month. Now before I was rudely interrupted, Giant...you're right. But Scott, you're also right. You both make good points in fact. Giant, you just returned to WCW. BUT...you are a former World Heavyweight Champion. And you would give Scott his biggest challenge to date. So here's what I'm gonna do. In tonight's main event, I'm going to put The Giant in a 3-on-1 Handicap Gauntlet Match against Road Warrior Animal, Rick Steiner, and a 3rd opponent! Scott, you can go find and pick whoever you want to represent you as the third man! If The Giant runs the entire Gauntlet and beats all 3 men...HE WILL RECEIVE A WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH AGAINST SCOTT STEINER AT OUR NEXT PPV, SLAMBOREE!

    The crowd cheer and The Giant is shown nodding his head in approval. Rick and Animal don't think it's a bad idea either. Scott chimes in.

    "Bischoff, I know you wanna see me lose my title, but you've made the dumbest decision ever. My brother Rick, Animal and whoever I pick as my 3rd guy are going to beat the crap out of Giant tonight. And after they beat him, maybe I'll pick the scraps and finish what's left of him. He won't even make it to Slamboree, let alone receive a shot at my belt. You just got screwed on this one, big man."

    The Giant replies to Big Poppa Pump.

    "Naw, you're wrong. He did me a favor. Cause tonight, I'm gonna take out your brother. I'm gonna take out Animal. And I'll take out whoever you pick and put against me. 3 Chokeslams for the price of 1. And when I do just that, none of them will be there to help you at the PPV. They'll be watching from their hospital beds as I shut you up once & for all at Slamboree and put a stop to your title reign."

    The Giant roars and raises his hand up in the air for a Chokeslam gesture. Giant drops his mic on the stage and Eric Bischoff's music hits. The President exits behind the curtains, leaving Giant and Scott Steiner to have a back & forth staredown from the ring and stage as we go to commercial break.

    Commercial Break

    Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler hype up Giant's 3-on-1 Handicap Gauntlet Match against Animal, Rick Steiner and a 3rd man of Scott Steiner's choosing in tonight's main event. Lawler doubts Giant will win but Schiavone puts his faith in Giant for the match, believing he can possibly do it.

    Match One
    Rey Misterio Jr. vs. Shannon Moore

    Rey and Shannon start out with fast paced fluid action, performing Armdrags, Hip Tosses, numerous reversals and various pinfalls.

    Rey delivers kicks to Shannon's legs and runs to the ropes but is met with a Calf Kick to the face. The action starts to slow down a little as Shannon takes control of the match. Shannon blasts Misterio in the face with a series of forearms and sends him to the corner with an irish whip. Shannon charges at Misterio and receives a boot to the face. Misterio runs out of the corner for a Headscissors Takedown on Shannon, sending him out of the ring through the ropes.

    Misterio waits for Shannon to get up on the outside before he leaps up on the top rope and crashes down on top of Shannon with a Springboard Somersault Seated Senton.

    Rey lifts Shannon off the floor but Shannon tackles Rey back into the ring apron. Shannon bashes Rey's face off the ring apron before he positions him underneath the bottom rope with his head sticking out on the ring apron. Shannon slides back in the ring and hits a Slingshot Leg Drop over the top rope down onto Rey's head on the ring apron. Shannon rolls back into the ring and pulls Rey into the middle of the ring for a cover. Rey gets his shoulder up at two.

    Shannon picks up Rey and irish whips him. Shannon attempts a Clothesline but Rey ducks under and continues running. Rey goes for a Cazadora Bulldog but Shannon reverses it into a Wheelbarrow Facebuster. Shannon wraps Rey's feet like a pretzel and applies a Muta Lock on him. Rey screams in agony, trapped in the center of the ring in the submission, but refuses to give up. Rey fights towards the ropes, slowly crawling to the bottom rope and eventually grabs hold of it for a rope break.

    Shannon releases the Muta Lock immediately and stomps Rey before standing him up. Shannon drills Rey with a kick to the gut and heads to the ropes, attempting Bottoms Up on Misterio, but The Filthy Animal moves out of the way and lands a Dropkick to the back of Shannon, sending Shannon forward onto the second rope. Misterio charges forward for a Tiger Feint Kick aka a 619 to Shannon's face but Moore ducks and avoids it, quickly standing up behind Rey and planting him down with a Sleeper Slam. Shannon hooks his leg for the pin but only gets two.

    Shannon steps out onto the ring apron, waiting for Rey to get up. Shannon jumps onto the top rope, looking for a Springboard Hurricarana but Rey catches him on his shoulders with a Kneeling Powerbomb. Rey heads up to the top turnbuckle and hits a Diving Splash on Shannon following up with a pin. Shannon kicks out before three.

    Rey picks up Shannon and blasts him in the face with forearms before he sends him to the ropes. Shannon jumps on the second rope and twists off, catching Rey with a Springboard Tornado DDT.

    Shannon gets Rey up and whips him to the corner. Shannon goes for a Corner Splash on Rey but Misterio moves out of the way causing Shannon to bash his face off the top turnbuckle. Rey turns Shannon around and stomps him in the mid-section, making Shannon drop down on his butt against the bottom turnbuckle. Rey moves to the opposite corner and charges forward for a Bronco Buster but Shannon rolls out of the way in time and Rey lands on the bottom turnbuckle, missing him. Rey sits on the bottom turnbuckle in pain and Shannon delivers a Low Dropkick to the back of Rey's head before he pulls him off the bottom turnbuckle up to his feet.

    Shannon places Rey on the top turnbuckle with his back turned to him. Shannon climbs on the second turnbuckle behind Rey, setting up for a Belly To Back Superplex, but Rey delivers Back Elbows to Shannon, rocking him on the second turnbuckle.

    REY STANDS ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND JUMPS BACK OVER SHANNON'S HEAD, CATCHING HIM FROM BEHIND WITH A REVERSE HURRICARANA OFF THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE!

    Rey rolls Shannon onto his back and pins him, capturing the three.

    Winner: Rey Misterio Jr. (6.02)

    Backstage: Scott Steiner goes looking for a third person to choose for the main event. The champion enters the locker room and sees Chuck Palumbo and Sean O' Haire. O' Haire is lacing up his boots, getting ready for his Singapore Cane On A Pole Match with Justin Credible later on and Palumbo is standing close by.

    Scott walks up to the both of them and asks Chuck Palumbo first if he wants to be his third man in the Handicap Gauntlet Match tonight. Palumbo responds with a "No".

    Scott turns to O' Haire and asks "What about you, Sean?".

    O' Haire looks at Steiner like he wants to laugh in his face and says "Don't you know I have a match later on. But even if I didn't, my answer would still be Hell No."

    Palumbo chimes in, saying "We don't want anything to do with you, let alone represent you."

    Scott doesn't take kindly to O' Haire and Palumbo's refusal, telling them "It would benefit you two if you were on my good side and you did me this favor."

    O'Haire cuts in, responding "It would benefit you to leave right now."

    Scott shakes his head and says "Okay. But this will come back to bite you in the ass one day." and the champion leaves the locker room, leaving Palumbo & O' Haire alone.

    Match Two
    Triple Threat Match
    Johnny The Bull vs. Brian Adams vs. Don Harris


    Johnny The Bull and Brian Adams begin arguing about what happened last week between them on Thunder while Don Harris stands across the ring from them. Johnny and Adams start out with a mid-ring exchange and Don Harris remains in the corner, watching the action unfold, taking pleasure in his two other opponents fighting instead of going after him.

    Adams tries to irish whip Johnny but The Bull reverses and takes Adams down with a Flapjack. Johnny stands up to his feet and turns around into a Running Big Boot from Don Harris out of the corner. Heavy D goes for the pin on Johnny but he kicks out. Don then goes for a pin on Adams but he kicks out too.

    Don gets up and stomps Johnny then Adams. Don picks up Johnny and Scoop Slams him on top of Brian Adams. Don heads to the ropes and hits a Running Leg Drop on Adams. Don waits for Johnny to get up and charges at him but The Bull sends him over the top rope to the outside with a Back Body Drop. Johnny picks up Brian Adams and punches him in the face before he runs to the ropes. Adams catches Johnny with a Tilt A Whirl Backbreaker though and goes for the pin. Don Harris slides into the ring to break the pin in time.

    Harris and Adams stand to their feet and battle it out with back & forth punches. Harris catches Adams with a kick to the gut and sets up for a Suplex on him. Adams puts on the brakes, preventing Heavy D from lifting him up. Johnny The Bull reaches his feet and in a surprising moment, helps out Don Harris as they both Double Suplex Brian Adams.

    Their alliance doesn't last long though as they turn on each other immediately and slug it out. The Bull gets a knee to the gut and Heavy D plants him on the mat with a Sidewalk Slam, hooking his leg for a pin. Brian Adams breaks up the pin before three.

    All three men get up at the same time and we get a three way slugfest with Adams, Johnny and Don. In another surprising moment, Adams and Don start aiming their punches at Johnny, blasting him together. They work momentarily and irish whip Johnny to the ropes. However, Johnny jumps onto the second rope and goes flying backwards, catching Adams and Don with a Double Springboard Back Elbow, knocking them down. Johnny drapes both arms across Adams and Don, trying to pin them at the same time, but Adams and Heavy D both get their shoulders up at the same time.

    Johnny gets to his feet and picks up Adams. Johnny drags Adams to the corner and bashes his face off the top turnbuckle before he turns him around and climbs on the second turnbuckle, standing over Adams as he clocks him in the face with Corner Punches. The Bull gets in 8 punches before Don Harris sneaks up behind Johnny and tucks his head between Johnny's legs, driving Johnny out of the corner with an Electric Chair Drop. Harris gets up and turns around into a Running Lariat from Adams.

    Adams picks up Heavy D and scoops him onto his shoulder, looking for a Running Powerslam. Harris drops down behind Adams though and shoves him into a Superkick from Johnny The Bull. Adams rolls out onto the ring apron. Don charges at Johnny but gets caught with a waistlock and an Overhead Belly To Belly Suplex.

    Johnny heads up to the top turnbuckle, waiting for Harris to get up. However, Adams pops up to his feet on the ring apron and shoves Johnny off the top turnbuckle to the outside floor. Adams climbs the top turnbuckle himself and takes Don down with a Diving Shoulder Block as soon as he reaches his feet.

    Heavy D gets picked up and Adams sends him to the ropes with an irish whip. Adams plants Harris on the mat with a Spinebuster and covers Don for the pin.

    JOHNNY THE BULL CLIMBS UP ON THE RING APRON THOUGH AND LEAPS UP ON THE TOP ROPE, HITTING A SPRINGBOARD LEG DROP TO THE BACK OF BRIAN ADAMS' HEAD, BREAKING UP THE PIN ON DON HARRIS!

    Adams rolls off Harris onto his back and Johnny The Bull covers Adams, getting the three.

    Winner: Johnny The Bull (4.13)

    Backstage: Scott Steiner is still in the back, looking for a third man. Steiner comes across Jim Duggan in the Hallway, who's doing something with his 2x4.

    "Hey Jim, we go back a long way, you and I. You wanna be my third man for tonight's Handicap Gauntlet Match against The Giant? You'll be doing me a big favor."

    Duggan responds "Sorry, tough guy, but I gotta say No." Duggan gives Steiner a thumbs up however and wishes him "Good luck finding someone for Giant though. HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"

    Scott nods his head at Duggan, saying "Alright Jim.", seemingly accepting his refusal.

    Duggan turns around, giving his attention back to his 2x4....and Scott Steiner nails Duggan from behind, knocking him down. Steiner kicks Duggan in the ribs and curses him out for turning his offer down. Steiner grabs Duggan's 2x4 and cracks it over Duggan's back, snapping it in half. Steiner spits on Duggan and calls him a dumb son of a bitch before he walks away and leaves him laying on the floor. A couple of referees run into the scene to check on Duggan.

    We get a replay of Hugh Morrus coming to Bam Bam Bigelow's rescue against Shane Douglas & Chris Candido last week on Nitro. And then a replay of Bam Bam Bigelow returning the favor for Morrus on Thunder.

    Match Three
    Bam Bam Bigelow and Hugh Morrus vs. Shane Douglas and Chris Candido

    Bam Bam Bigelow and Hugh Morrus talk it over in the corner about who will start first and Morrus agrees to start first against Chris Candido.

    Morrus and Candido lock up with Morrus dominating him in the first opening minutes of the match, throwing Candido around like a doll with his strength and power.

    Douglas tags in and receives much of the same treatment from Morrus. Candido provides a distraction, allowing Douglas to gain the upper hand over Morrus as he nails him from behind with Jumping High Knee. The Franchise continues the momentum for his team, tagging in and out with Candido to weaken Morrus down. Bigelow has his hand extended out for a tag but Douglas and Candido make sure to pull Morrus back and prevent him from tagging in The Beast From The East.

    Douglas taunts Bigelow causing him to step into the ring and the ref tries to hold him back, getting into an argument with Bigelow as Douglas and Candido double team Morrus behind the ref's back. The referee starts counting out Bigelow and he's forced to step back out on the ring apron. Douglas & Candido have gotten their shots in and Douglas steps out on the ring apron, leaving Morrus alone with Candido. Morrus seems weak and helpless, still being in the ring since the match started. Bigelow hasn't been tagged in once and goes a bit stir crazy on the ring apron, pacing up & down like a wild animal trapped in it's cage. Bigelow starts a clap for Morrus on the ring apron, trying to get Morrus back into it as Candido applies a Sleeper Hold on him.

    With Bigelow and the crowd's support, Morrus breaks out of the Sleeper Hold with a Back Suplex on Candido. Morrus and Candido are on the mat, moving around. Both men are on their hands & knees, slowly crawling towards their partners as they have their hands extended out.

    Candido stands to his feet and makes a tag to Douglas first. Douglas rushes into the ring and grabs Morrus by the leg, trying to pull him back. Morrus stands on one foot though and jumps forward, finally tagging in Bam Bam Bigelow.

    Bam Bam Bigelow climbs through the ropes as Douglas looks horrified and has his hands up, begging Bigelow not to hit him. Bigelow clenches his fist, telling Douglas he's going to make him pay now.

    BAM BAM BIGELOW TWISTS AROUND...AND NAILS HUGH MORRUS IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD WITH A JUMPING ENZIGURI!!!

    Tony Schiavone & Jerry Lawler scream "WHAT?!?!" on commentary and the crowd stand frozen, completely shocked by what they've just witnessed. Even the referee can't believe it. His eyes are as wide as everyone else's in the arena. What just happened?

    Bigelow starts stomping the shit out of Morrus as Douglas & Candido watch in the background, stunned themselves. Bigelow lays on top of Morrus with a mount and slugs him in the face with hard punches.

    Once he's done punching him, Bigelow picks Morrus up to his feet as the crowd can't take their eyes off what's happening, wondering why Bigelow is doing this to his partner.

    BIGELOW SCOOPS MORRUS UP ON HIS SHOULDER AND PLANTS HIM WITH THE GREETINGS FROM ASBURY PARK!

    Bigelow ascends the top turnbuckle with his back turned to Morrus.

    BIGELOW LANDS A MOONSAULT ON MORRUS!

    Bigelow isn't done yet though as he makes his way up to the top turnbuckle once again.

    BIGELOW CRASHES DOWN ON MORRUS WITH A SECOND MOONSAULT!

    Morrus lays on the mat in a world of agony, holding his mid-section, possibly having crushed ribs. Bigelow stares down at Morrus, sporting a brand new attitude.

    This one is declared a No Contest as the bell rings and the referee checks on Hugh Morrus.

    No Contest (5.32)

    Post-Match: Everyone is questioning Bigelow's actions. A chorus of boos start up for Bigelow from fans. Bam Bam Bigelow turns around and stares across the ring at Shane Douglas & Chris Candido, who don't know what to make of what just happened. Douglas & Candido don't know if Bigelow wants to fight or what, waiting for him to make his move. Suddenly, Bigelow extends both of his arms out and a smile appears on his face. Smiles come over Douglas & Candido's faces too and both Douglas & Candido extend their arms out too. Bigelow, Douglas & Candido walk into each other's arms and embrace with a hug. THE BAND IS BACK TOGETHER! THE TRIPLE THREAT REUNITE! The shock of Bigelow's betrayal completely wears off, being replaced by massive boos all around the arena. Tony Schiavone is going nuts on commentary over Bigelow's heel turn while King is loving the reunion of The Triple Threat. Bigelow, Douglas & Candido start laughing and all three men raise each other's arms in the air as a bit of trash gets thrown in the ring at them by fans. Bigelow and Candido kick the trash out of the ring and curse the fans out while Douglas literally has the last laugh on everyone, laughing into the camera as the show goes to a commercial break.

    Commercial Break

    Backstage: The Triple Threat are in the locker room, celebrating their reunion with high fives and champagne.

    Mean Gene interrupts their celebration in the locker room, demanding a word with Bigelow as he yells "What the hell was that out there, Bam Bam Bigelow? What did you just do? Hugh Morrus was your partner. He saved you last week from these two men you're standing with right now and this is how you thank Hugh Morrus? Explain yourself!"

    Bigelow explains his actions, "It took time for it to sink in but Shane Douglas, Chris Candido, they finally beat sense back into me. That's what you saw out there, Gene. They were right all along. I wasn't the same Bam Bam Bigelow out there anymore. I wasn't The Beast From The East. I haven't been for a long time and I hadn't realized it until just now. I lost myself over these past few years and you wanna know the moment that finally confirmed it for me? When Hugh frigging Morrus ran out last week and stuck his nose in my business where it didn't belong. I don't even know Hugh Morrus. But this guy took it upon himself to come to my rescue like he's better than me. Like he's stronger than me. He thinks just because he comes from New Jersey and does a Moonsault off the top turnbuckle that he's the new Bam Bam Bigelow around here. The new Beast From The East. Let me tell you something Hugh Morrus, I was doing Moonsaults and changing the game for big men in this business when you were crapping in your diapers. I'm The Beast From The East and I always will be. There'll never be another like me. No can replace Bam Bam Bigelow, not you Hugh Morrus, not anyone. You'll always be a cheap copy of Bam Bam Bigelow. Nothing more. I've been in a slump for far too long now and when you're in a slump, what you do is pick yourself back up. It's time for a change. It's time to find myself. It's time to unleash The Beast From The East from within me once again that's been locked up for so long. It's time to bring back my killer instinct. And I'm gonna start with you, Hugh Morrus!"

    Shane Douglas chimes in, "That's right, big man. Hugh Morrus, I bet you don't find this so humourous right now. But don't worry, we're laughing. We're laughing all the way to the bank. Cause this right here, the three of us, this is money. This is brotherhood. This is a Threat like WCW has never seen before. Guys, let's put 'em up.

    Douglas, Candido and Bigelow each raise three fingers up to the camera, signalling The Triple Threat is officially back.

    "We are The Triple Threat. We're back, better and more dangerous than ever. WCW, consider your asses Franchized."

    Douglas laughs and the camera goes back to the arena.

    Tony Schiavone goes hard on Bigelow for turning his back on the fans & Hugh Morrus to rejoin The Triple Threat. Schiavone finally shuts up though once the lights in the arena go out and all we can hear are the crowd's screams. The arena remains in pitch darkness a little longer before Metallica's "Seek & Destroy" starts blasting out into the arena.

    *Seek And Destroy*

    In-Ring: The lights start flashing in the arena and Sting comes walking out from the back to a huge pop. The fans are fired up for him, raising their Sting signs in the air and the camera shows us a kid in the front row who's dressed up as Sting. Tony Schiavone takes us to a replay from Thunder showing Sting's attack on Raven, dressed up as a fan/biker. When the replay finishes and the camera comes back to the arena, we see Sting on the second turnbuckle, hollering at the crowd, who holler back at him. Sting climbs down from the second turnbuckle and asks for a microphone as the arena lights return to normal and his music cuts off. Sting gets in one more holler at the crowd and the fans holler back even louder in return before The Stinger starts speaking.

    "It feels good to be back especially here in Birmingham, Alabama."

    The crowd cheer in response.

    "I wasn't here last week on Nitro, but I heard what Raven had to say about me. Raven, I thought I was insane but, man, you take the cake. A lot of what you spoke was just riddles and ranting from a stark raving delusional madman. But I do have to admit that some of the things you mentioned were right. You and I, we were lost souls. People we once called friends have turned their backs on us. And I was in that same dark place that you are in Raven. You called us brothers of darkness. And maybe you're right. But the difference between you and I, Raven, is I was shown the light. I was shown the light by all my Stingers. They all reached their hands out to me and pulled me out of the darkness. It was like being reborn. You, Raven, you're still in that dark place. You want to blame others for your misery and misfortunes but the truth is you're still in that dark place because you want to be. You enjoy the darkness. You enjoy the pain because it's the only thing you've ever known. It's the only thing that you feel gives you any meaning and purpose. Raven, you said I needed to return to the darkness, to embrace it. Well, be careful what you wish for because that's exactly what I am going to do. I am going to tap into my darkness. I am going to bring that dark warrior back. I am gonna unleash my darkness and spread it. But I'm going to unleash it and spread it on you."

    Sting takes a pause.

    "Raven, I will never turn my back on all those little Stingers that helped me through tough times and they will never turn their backs on me. They need someone to show them right from wrong. To keep them on the straight path. My goal is to make sure they never turn out full of hatred, full of negativity, and full of contempt & pain like you. Raven, I'm gonna make you pay for all the heartache you caused my Stingers when you cost me the World Heavyweight Championship. You attempted to poison me against my Stingers. You tried to destroy whatever good I had left in me. And for that I must strike down upon you with great vengeance and furious anger. So it is written, so it shall come to pass. Quoth The Stinger, Nevermore!"

    Sting stares into the hard camera and we hear a loud pop from the crowd in the background. The fans behind Sting stand on their feet and they all look up to the top of the arena at something. Sting hears all the noise from the fans in the background and turns around to see what's going on. Sting looks up to the top of the arena and finally sees what the fans are seeing. The camera gets a shot of a figure standing in the Rafters where Sting would normally hang out. The camera zooms in on the figure and as it gets closer, we see it's Raven standing in the rafters with his arms extended out, wearing Sting's facepaint. Raven stares down at Sting from the rafters and Sting stares up at Raven from the ring. Sting gets out of the ring and climbs over the guardrail, making his way through the crowd, heading in the direction of the rafters. Raven remains standing in the rafters as Sting goes after him. Meanwhile, the camera heads back down to the ring for the next match.

    Match Four
    Ernest Miller (w/ Ms. Jones) vs. Mark Jindrak

    Jindrak and The Cat circle the ring. Jindrak lunges at Cat but gets taken down with a Spinning Leg Sweep.

    Cat waits for him to get up before he strikes him in the body with Karate Kicks. Cat kicks Jindrak in the gut, making him bend over, and The Cat does a James Brown split on the mat, nailing Jindrak with an Uppercut. Miller picks up Jindrak and Scoop Slams him on the mat before he runs to the ropes, delivering an Elbow Drop to Jindrak. Cat goes for the pin but Jindrak kicks out.

    Cat lifts up Jindrak but gets nailed in the gut with punches. Jindrak plants Cat with a Back Suplex Side Slam. Jindrak heads up top and waits for Cat to get up before he delivers a Missile Dropkick to him and goes for a pin. Cat pops his shoulder up before three.

    Jindrak picks up Cat and throws him out of the ring through the middle ropes. Jindrak follows him out and stomps Cat at ringside. Ms. Jones is standing close by and Jindrak notices her. A smile pops up on Jindrak's face and he slowly approaches Jones, trying to flirt with her. Jones is repulsed by Jindrak but he keeps walking towards her, begging for a kiss. Miller stands up to his feet and walks up behind Jindrak, turning him around, and Cat hammers him in the face with intense punches for messing with Jones.

    Cat scoops Jindrak up in the air and drops him face-first on the guardrail then bashes Jindrak's face off the Steel Steps and then off the ring apron before he rolls Jindrak back into the ring.

    Cat slides into the ring and irish whips Jindrak to the corner, making him bounce chest-first off the turnbuckles and stumble back into a FELINER!

    Cat hooks Jindrak's leg for the three.

    Winner: Ernest Miller (1.35)

    Post-Match: Miller dances with Jones in the ring, doing the James Brown cape routine before they both leave the ring.

    Rafters: We see Sting has finally made his way into the rafters but Raven is nowhere to be seen. Sting starts walking across the rafters, looking for Raven, but can't find him. Sting calls out Raven's name but gets no answer.

    AS STING CONTINUES TO SEARCH FOR HIM IN THE RAFTERS, RAVEN POPS OUT FROM WHEREVER HE WAS HIDING AND NAILS STING IN THE BACK WITH A BLACK BASEBALL BAT!

    Sting goes down and Raven stares at him. Sting tries to pull himself up to his feet but gets the Baseball Bat driven into his gut by Raven.

    RAVEN EVEN FLOW DDT'S STING IN THE RAFTERS!

    Raven looks down at Sting and extends his arms out once again while holding Sting's trademark Baseball Bat. Raven walks away from Sting and leaves him laying unconscious on the floor of the rafters as the camera goes back to the ring.

    Match Five
    Jason Jett vs. Kid Romeo

    Jett and Romeo go face to face in the middle of the ring for some trash talking.

    ROMEO GETS COCKY AND STARTS DANCING IN FRONT OF JETT...HOWEVER, JETT KICKS ROMEO IN THE GUT AND SENDS HIM UP IN THE AIR FOR THE CRASH LANDING!

    Jett pins Romeo, earning a shocking quick victory over him, bringing his undefeated streak up to 9 - 0.

    Winner: Jason Jett (0.11)

    Backstage: Ms. Jones is in the locker room, packing her bags. Ernest Miller comes into the locker room, telling Jones that he has some good news. The Cat tells Jones that he just came back from Eric Bischoff's office and Bischoff informed him that he's got a United States Title Match against Ken Shamrock at Slamboree! Jones congratulates Miller on his title match and gives him a hug. Cat tells Jones they should continue packing and get out of here. As they both continue packing their bags...Ken Shamrock appears from out of nowhere and attacks Cat from behind, knocking him down. Jones begins screaming as Ken Shamrock puts the boots to Miller and then mounts him, pummeling his face. Shamrock picks Miller off the floor and throws him into a wall before he picks up a Chair and drills the Chair into Cat's gut a couple of times. Jones screams at Shamrock to get out. Shamrock drops the Chair on the floor, staring down at Cat with an intense look on his face. Shamrock turns around and stares at Ms. Jones with the same intense look...before he grabs her by the hair and starts dragging her out of the locker room into the Hallway. Jones is screaming for help and the camera cuts away for a moment, going back to the arena with a shot of the crowd who have their eyes glued to the titantron.

    The crowd fill the silence with boos, wanting to know what happened next with Shamrock and Jones. Tony Schiavone says Shamrock has lost his mind. After some time passes, Shamrock walks out from behind the curtains onto the stage, still dragging Ms. Jones by her hair. Shamrock drags her down the aisle to the ring, ignoring the loud boos in the arena for him. Shamrock rolls Jones underneath the bottom rope and follows her into the ring. Jones is sliding back on the mat in fear, trying to get away from Shamrock as The World's Most Dangerous Man slowly approaches her, scaring the poor girl. Jones has tears in her eyes and begs Shamrock to leave her alone.

    SHAMROCK GRABS JONES' ANKLE AND TURNS HER ONTO HER STOMACH, APPLYING AN ANKLE LOCK ON MS. JONES!

    Jones immediately starts tapping on the mat and cries out in pain. Tony Schiavone screams on commentary for Shamrock to stop. Even Jerry Lawler is sympathetic and says someone needs to come out here & help Jones quick. Shamrock keeps Jones locked in the Ankle Lock a little longer before he finally releases her. Jones grabs her ankle, holding it in a tremendous amount of pain as Shamrock stands over her, staring down at Jones. The crowd boo Shamrock heavily and the United States Champion looks around at the crowd without a care in the world. Shamrock climbs out of the ring and throws the timekeeper off his Chair, snatching it away from him. Shamrock brings the Chair into the ring.

    SHAMROCK WEDGES MS. JONES' ANKLE INSIDE THE FOLDED CHAIR WITH THE INTENTION OF PILLMANIZING HER!

    Tony Schiavone is screaming "No! Don't do this!" and the crowd hold their heads about to witness Ms. Jones getting her ankle snapped like M.I. Smooth a couple of weeks ago. Just as Shamrock starts heading to the corner...

    ERNEST MILLER RUNS DOWN TO THE RING WITH A CHAIR OF HIS OWN!

    Shamrock sees Cat coming with the Chair and gets out of the ring before Miller slides in and takes a swing with the Chair. Miller curses at Shamrock, yelling at him to get back in the ring. Shamrock backs up the aisle with an evil grin on his face. Miller removes the folded Chair from Jones' ankle and kneels down besides her, holding her in his arms as she cries out to him. Miller screams at ringside crew members to get some help for Jones. Miller stares back at Shamrock as he continues backing up the aisle, swearing revenge on The World's Most Dangerous Man for what he just did to Ms. Jones. The show cuts away to a commercial break.

    Commercial Break

    Back from commercial break, we see a replay of Ken Shamrock attacking Ernest Miller from behind in the locker room and then dragging Jones out to the arena, slapping an Ankle Lock on her in the ring. The replay finishes with Miller running out with a Chair just as Shamrock was about to Pillmanize Jones. We see brand new footage from backstage that took place during the commercial break of Ms. Jones getting loaded into the Ambulance on a gurney by EMT's and Ernest Miller jumping into the back of Ambulance to go to the hospital with her. Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler sound like their cat just died as they talk about what happened to Ms. Jones. Tony promises to give us any updates on Jones as soon as he receives any. Lawler says he thinks Shamrock should get suspended for his actions, not condoning what he did to Jones tonight. Tony agrees with King that Shamrock should get punished.

    *Also Sprach Zarathustra*

    In-Ring: The music of "The Nature Boy", Ric Flair, cheers everyone up again though as we hear "WOO's" echo throughout the arena from the audience. Flair makes his grand entrance into the Civic Center, wearing an expensive suit as the crowd pop for him. Flair styles and profiles as he walks that aisle to the ring. Flair makes his way up the Steel Steps into the ring as the camera shows fans bowing to The Nature Boy. Flair twirls in the middle of the ring and "Woo's" for the crowd before he gets passed a mic from outside and his music cuts off. Flair looks proud to be here and raises the mic up to his mouth.

    "Birmingham, Alabama! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"

    As always, the crowd "WOO" back at Flair.

    "Tonight, I'd be walking out here with the belt around my waist, a 17-Time World Heavyweight Champion if it weren't for one man last week: Jeff Jarrett!"

    The mention of Jarrett's name receives lots of boos.

    "Double J, Jeff Jarrett! J-E-Double F J-A-Double R-E-Double T! For as long as I've known you, Jeff, you've always wanted my attention because you're just another in a long line up of Ric Flair wannabes. First, you steal my move...and then you steal my strut. Once upon a time, Jeff Jarrett was even a Four Horsemen. But guess what, he couldn't cut it as a Horsemen, so he was kicked out. Jarrett, you tried to model yourself after me because I'm everything you wanted to be in this business. I'm everything your old man wanted you to be in this business. But your dad is ashamed of you and wants nothing to do with you because you're nothing but just a guitar playing, country music singing, inital spelling disappointment. You've always been jealous of me, Jeff. And when the Ric Flair wannabe got beat by the actual Ric Flair in the No. 1 Contender Match couple of weeks ago, you got mad and had to retaliate by costing me a 17th reign with the World Heavyweight Title. I've always said 'To Be The Man, You Have To Beat The Man' and Jeff Jarrett has never nor will he ever be 'The Man'. He couldn't do it in Memphis, he couldn't do it in the WWF, and he damn sure couldn't do it here in WCW. That's why he's been running back and forth between promotions over the years, trying to be relevant whenever he drops down the card in the company he's working for. Jarrett, you're not "The Chosen One". You're just "The Chosen One To Put The Bigger Stars Over".

    Before Naitch can continue, Jeff Jarrett marches down the aisle with his Guitar, angered by Flair's words. Flair sees him coming and turns to him, screaming on the mic for Jarrett to enter the ring.

    "Yeah, come on, you son of a bitch! You wanted my attention, well now you got it. Get your ass in here, Jarrett. I'll show you how to strut and do a real Figure Four Leglock, Nature Boy style. Come on!"

    Jarrett stands in front of the ring, taking his shirt off and Jarrett puts his Guitar down on the floor, looking to have a fist fight with Flair. Flair removes his jacket and throws it down on the mat, begging Jarrett to step in the ring, ready for a throwdown. Jarrett grabs the ropes and pulls himself onto the ring apron, kneeling on the ring apron as he stares at Flair in front of him, who's waiting for him to climb through the ropes. Jarrett has second thoughts though and climbs down from the ring apron, deciding to back away and the crowd unanimously boo Jarrett. Jarrett picks his Guitar up off the floor and backs up the aisle, yelling at Flair that he'll get him on his own time, not Flair's time. Flair keeps his eyes locked on Jarrett, watching him leave up the aisle as the front row fans heckle Jarrett for being a chickenshit.

    Backstage: Scott Steiner is still on a mission to find his third man for the Handicap Gauntlet main event tonight. Shawn Stasiak finds Scott Steiner backstage and approaches him with an offer.

    "Hey, champ!"

    Stasiak pats Steiner on the shoulder and Scott looks at Stasiak's hand on his shoulder, making Stasiak think twice causing him to remove his hand off Steiner's shoulder.

    "Champ, you still looking for a third man? Well look no further because you've found him. I'm your guy."

    Steiner responds with a sarcastic tone in his voice, "You?"

    Stasiak says "Yeah, me. I can beat The Giant. And after I beat him, maybe you can give me a shot at your title. Pick me, champ. I got this!"

    Steiner replies "You know what, let me think about it."

    Stasiak stands in front of Big Poppa Pump all excited and Steiner takes a second to think on it...only to drop Stasiak with a big punch to the face. Steiner drags Stasiak off the ground and hurls him into a pile of cardboard boxes, knocking the boxes down along with Stasiak. Steiner grabs a Trash Can nearby and dumps the trash out all over Stasiak before he throws the Trash Can down on Stasiak.

    Steiner looks down at Stasiak and says "You're nothing but a big piece of trash. I would never let you represent me." And Steiner walks away from Stasiak, leaving him laying in a pile of trash and cardboard boxes as he groans in pain.

    We receive a replay from last week's Nitro of Justin Credible whacking Sean O' Haire repeatedly with the Singapore Cane while he has him hung upside down from a Pulley, setting up the following match.

    Match Six
    Singapore Cane On A Pole Match
    Justin Credible vs. Sean O' Haire


    Before both men make their entrances, we get a shot of the Pole in the corner with a Singapore Cane hanging off it. The first person to pull the weapon down obviously gets to use it on his opponent.

    Once the bell rings, Credible runs to the corner and tries to climb up the Pole quickly to grab the Singapore Cane, but O' Haire grabs Credible by the back of his jorts and pulls him off the top turnbuckle to the mat. O' Haire tries to climb up and get his hands on the Singapore Cane now but Credible grabs him by the back of his tights and pulls him down from the top turnbuckle too.

    O' Haire and Credible start exchanging punches after unsuccessful attempts to pull down the Cane. O' Haire gets the better of Justin with his punches, continuing to blast him with more punches. O' Haire whips Credible to the ropes and tosses him up in the air with a Back Body Drop to the mat. Credible staggers up to his feet and O' Haire picks him up on his shoulders in a fireman's carry. O' Haire plants Credible with a Rolling Fireman's Carry Slam.

    O' Haire steps out on the ring apron and waits for Justin to get up before he leaps onto the top rope and connects with a Springboard Clothesline. O' Haire stands up and heads to the corner, climbing the turnbuckles to the top. O' Haire reaches up to try and pull down the Singapore Cane but Justin Credible grabs his ankle and holds O' Haire in place, preventing O' Haire from getting the Cane. O' Haire kicks Justin backwards and turns around on the top turnbuckle, leaning back against the Pole to keep his balance. O' Haire goes for a Diving Crossbody off the top but Credible jumps out of the way in time and O' Haire crashes down on the mat, missing his target.

    Credible takes advantage of the miscue and stomps the back of O' Haire's head. Credible puts a Camel Clutch on O' Haire. Despite the stipulation, pinfalls and submissions still count in this match. Credible tries to weaken O' Haire down and the referee asks him if he wants to give up but O' Haire replies with a "No!". O' Haire begins fighting up to his feet, standing with Justin sitting on his shoulders. Credible shakes his head atop O' Haire's shoulders and Sean drives him backwards with an Electric Chair Drop, breaking out of the Camel Clutch.

    Both men stir on the mat and reach their feet at the same time. Credible rakes O' Haire's eyes. Justin irish whips O' Haire to the corner but Sean runs up to the top turnbuckle and jumps off with a backflip, landing behind Credible. Justin turns around into a Ridge Hand Clothesline. O' Haire moves to the corner and waits for Justin to rise up, setting up for a Superkick. O' Haire goes for the Superkick but Credible ducks under and kicks Sean in the gut, planting him with a Lifting DDT. Credible goes to the corner and ascends the top turnbuckle, trying to grab the Cane again. O' Haire grabs his ankle and tries to yank Credible off the top turnbuckle but Justin kicks him off, making him stumble back.

    Justin turns around on the top turnbuckle and goes for a Diving Crossbody of his own now but O' Haire catches him in his arms and lifts him up in the air, pressing him over his head. O' Haire spikes Credible down with a Gorilla Press Powerslam.

    O' Haire makes his way up to the top turnbuckle now, attempting to pull down the Cane. Justin gets to his feet and trips O' Haire up, making him fall crotch-first on the top turnbuckle. O' Haire falls backwards, hanging upside down from the top turnbuckle in a Tree Of Woe. Justin Credible steps up on the middle rope next to O' Haire and places his foot down on O' Haire's crotch, standing on it.

    Once he's done standing on his crotch, Credible climbs onto the top turnbuckle, standing above O' Haire while he remains upside down in the Tree Of Woe position. Credible tries to climb the Pole like King Kong in order to retrieve the Singapore Cane. O' Haire performs a sit up onto the top turnbuckle and stands to his feet, clubbing Credible across the back with a forearm. O' Haire clubs him with another forearm to the back causing Credible to slip down the Pole onto the top turnbuckle with him. O' Haire stands behind Credible on the top turnbuckle and bashes his face off the Pole...and bashes it off the Pole again. O' Haire then drapes Credible's arm behind the back of his head...and O' Haire Belly To Back Superplexes Credible off the very top turnbuckle to the mat below.

    Both men take their time recovering to their feet. O' Haire reaches his feet first and heads back to the corner, climbing to the top.

    SEAN O' HAIRE REACHES UP FROM THE TOP TURNBUCKLE...AND FINALLY PULLS DOWN THE SINGAPORE CANE FROM THE TOP OF THE POLE!

    Credible is getting up to his feet and O' Haire turns around on the top turnbuckle, holding the Singapore Cane in his hand.

    O' HAIRE JUMPS OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE, BLASTING JUSTIN CREDIBLE OVER THE HEAD WITH THE SINGAPORE CANE!

    Credible collapses on the mat after taking the brutal shot with the Cane from off the top turnbuckle. O' Haire isn't done yet though and he proceeds to batter Justin Credible across his arms & back with the Singapore Cane over and over again just like Credible did to him last week, exacting his revenge upon him. Once O' Haire finishes caning him, he drops the Singapore Cane on the mat and heads up to the top turnbuckle.

    O' Haire attempts The Seanton Bomb but Justin Credible rolls out of the way in time, standing up with the Singapore Cane. O' Haire springs up to his feet immediately off the missed Seanton Bomb and turns around into a Singapore Cane shot to the head from Justin Credible, knocking him down. Justin goes for the first pinfall of the match but O' Haire miraculously kicks out at two, shocking Credible.

    Credible gets up with the Singapore Cane and waits for O' Haire to rise up. Credible swings the Cane at O' Haire but Sean ducks under and lands a Superkick square on Justin's face, making Credible fall back out of the ring through the middle ropes. O' Haire climbs out of the ring and picks Justin Credible up off the floor, throwing him back in the ring. The referee checks on Justin Credible inside the ring and just as Sean O' Haire is about to climb back in the ring...Lance Storm interferes and knocks O' Haire down from behind. Storm stomps O' Haire at ringside, picks him up and throws him into the Steel Steps. Storm drags O' Haire up and rolls him back into the ring.

    The referee turns around and sees Lance Storm on the outside. Storm raises his hands up, acting all innocent like he didn't touch O' Haire. Chuck Palumbo appears from out back and attacks Lance Storm from behind. Palumbo and Storm trade punches on the outside, distracting the referee inside the ring. Palumbo gets the better of Storm and punches him back against the guardrail. Palumbo delivers a Cactus Clothesline to Storm, sending Storm and himself over the guardrail into the front row section of the crowd.

    Credible and O' Haire are both getting up at the same time. The referee still has his back turned with his eyes on Palumbo & Storm.

    CREDIBLE GRABS THE SINGAPORE CANE AND LOW BLOWS SEAN O' HAIRE WITH THE CANE BEHIND THE REF'S BACK!

    O' Haire holds his groin and Credible turns him around. Credible scoops O' Haire up on his shoulder.

    JUSTIN DRIVES O' HAIRE DOWN ON THE MAT WITH THAT'S INCREDIBLE!

    Justin hooks O' Haire's leg and the referee turns around, seeing the pinfall, and counts to the three.

    Winner: Justin Credible (8.57)

    Backstage: Scott Steiner continues the search for his third man. Steiner thinks about who he could ask next. Steiner looks up and sees someone walking across him who's off camera.

    Steiner calls out to the person, "Hey, big man."

    Steiner approaches this "big man", going off camera, and the live shot cuts back to the arena, leaving everyone with a mystery of who this "big man" could be.

    The arena is filled with silence until the marching drums of "Invasion" start blasting out into the arena, making the crowd stand on their feet with a roaring pop for the one and only Goldberg as his match is next.

    *Invasion*

    Goldberg's Entrance/Backstage: The crowd wait in anticipation and start up a deafening "GOLDBERG!" chant around the Civic Center. We go to the titantron and see Goldberg's locker room door. A security guard knocks on Goldberg's door and a loud thud is heard from Goldberg banging his head on the door. The door opens up and out walks Goldberg to another pop back in the arena. The security guards accompany Goldberg as he walks backstage. The "GOLDBERG!" chants continue back in the arena as Goldberg is snorting and grunting like a wild animal.

    AS GOLDBERG CONTINUES WALKING WITH THE SECURITY GUARDS...HE'S JUMPED FROM BEHIND BY RHINO, DISRUPTING HIS ENTRANCE!

    Goldberg's music cuts off as a result and Rhino gets into backstage brawl with Goldberg. The security guards who were accompanying Goldberg, try to pull Goldberg and Rhino off each other. One half of the security guards manage to drag Rhino back and the other half drags Goldberg back. Rhino and Goldberg scream & cuss at each other as they're being held back, trying to break free and go for each other. The security guards holding Goldberg back, have a tight grip on him.

    HOWEVER, RHINO MANAGES TO BREAK FREE AND CHARGES FORWARD WITH A GORE TO GOLDBERG, TAKING THE SECURITY GUARDS DOWN ALONG WITH GOLDBERG!

    Goldberg and the security guards fall to the ground together like a stack of dominoes. Goldberg lays on the floor amongst the security guards, all having been taken out with a powerful Gore.

    Rhino stands up, looking down at Goldberg, and screams "GOOORRRE! GOOORRRREEE! GOOOOORRRRREEEE!" at him, making good on his word from Thunder.

    Rhino shrugs his arm away from the other security guards and walks away, leaving behind a mass of chaos.

    The camera cuts back to the arena, leaving everyone to wonder if Goldberg's scheduled match is still going ahead.

    *Dustin Rhodes Theme*

    In-Ring: The Natural makes his way down to the ring to a positive reaction from the crowd. He left quite an impression last week as we're taken to a replay from last Monday's Nitro where Terry Funk faced off against the infamous Ding Dong #1. Ding Dong is shown hitting Bionic Elbows to Terry Funk and then giving him Shattered Dreams, getting himself Disqualified. The replay finishes with Ding Dong unmasking after the match, revealing himself to be Dustin Rhodes. We cut back to the live shot and Dustin Rhodes is in the ring with a mic in his hand, waiting for his music to cut off. Dustin receives cheers from the crowd and nods his head in appreciation at them. Dustin raises his mic up to talk.

    "Thank you, thank you!"

    Dustin takes a pause before he starts speaking again.

    "It's been one hell of a difficult month for The Rhodes Family. Ever since Steve Corino arrived here last month, he's been coming after me and my family. He's viciously attacked me and my dad. He's thrown his personal shots at my entire family including my daughter, Dakota. He involved Terry Funk in this to try and run me & my family out of this business permanently. A business that we love so dearly, a business that we gave our heart & soul to, a business that we poured our blood, sweat & tears into every night. My dad helped build this company. And you Steve Corino & Terry Funk wanna run him out? Two weeks ago at the Double Cross Ranch, you both said that you ended The Rhodes Family once and for all. But you didn't. You haven't ended The Rhodes Family. You've just only made them stronger. We've taken everything you've had to throw at us and we're still standing. Corino, Funk, why don't you both bring your asses out here right now, so I can make sure you never forget the name of...THE RHODES FAMILY!"

    Dustin puts his mic down on the mat and waves for Corino & Funk to come out. Dustin stares at the entrance, waiting for Corino and Funk to appear.

    After a minute or so of waiting, Steve Corino and Terry Funk finally walk out together, earning themselves a round of boos from the Civic Center. Dustin begs them to come to the ring and Corino & Funk point and laugh at Dustin, thinking he's nuts for calling them out. Tony Schiavone also doubts it's a good idea for Dustin to be calling them out and begs Dustin to get out of the ring. Jerry Lawler calls Dustin an idiot for calling them out and says Corino & Funk will give him what he deserves. Corino and Funk reach ringside. Corino tells Funk to stand on the opposite side of the ring from him, so they can block Dustin in, which Funk does. Corino and Funk stare at Dustin from their sides of the ring. Dustin is looking to his left and right, waiting for one or both of them to enter. Both Corino and Funk climb onto the ring apron at the same time like two predators having their prey trapped. Corino yells at Dustin, calling him a "dumb bastard" and steps through the ropes. Funk follows suit. Dustin's standing inbetween Corino & Funk...having actually lured them into his trap.

    *American Dream*

    THE CROWD JUMP OUT OF THEIR SEATS AS...DUSTY RHODES SHOWS UP ON STAGE, MAKING HIS RETURN!

    The place is erupting and Corino & Funk are stunned silent. They can't believe their eyes. First, Dustin last week. Now, Dusty this week. The Rhodes Family lives!

    Dustin starts attacking Corino and Funk while they're stuck frozen. Corino & Funk fight back and Dusty Rhodes runs down the aisle, entering the ring for the first time after a month out, and Dusty starts laying into Corino & Funk with punches. The crowd pop as father & son beat on Corino & Funk together. Dusty dishes out a combo of jabs to Corino and Dustin does the same to Funk before Dusty & Dustin bust out a pair of Bionic Elbows to Corino & Funk at the same time, knocking them down. Dustin picks up Funk and plants him on the mat with a Curtain Call while Dusty hits a Bionic Elbow Drop on Corino. Dustin waits for Funk to get up before he Clotheslines him out of the ring. Dusty picks up Corino, holding him by the hair and Dusty points to the outside before he tosses Corino over the top rope to the ringside floor, joining Terry Funk. The crowd remain on their feet, still cheering as Dusty and Dustin embrace with a hug in the middle of the ring, giving the fans a feel good moment. Dusty's music hits and father & son raise each other's arms in the air while Funk helps Corino up to his feet and the both of them retreat to the back. Corino holds his head in the aisle and screams at the top of his voice. He thought he got rid of The Rhodes Family. Clearly not though as it's all backfired on him. He's just made them stronger as Dustin mentioned earlier. Dusty and Dustin Rhodes pose for the crowd, celebrating into a commercial break.

    Commercial Break

    We get a replay of Dusty Rhodes returning and helping his son Dustin take out Steve Corino and Terry Funk just moments ago. Tony Schiavone says he couldn't be more thrilled to see Dusty Rhodes back, reunited with his son. Jerry Lawler is in the opposite mood, calling The Rhodes reunion a sad day for WCW. Schiavone changes the topic to Goldberg and Rhino's incident earlier. Tony informs us that Goldberg's match has been cancelled as a result of Rhino's attack backstage when he Gored down Goldberg and the security guards.

    Match Seven
    Kevin Nash vs. The Total Package

    During the entrances, Tony Schiavone announces that The Insiders will face Totally Buff in two weeks time at Slamboree!

    Nash and Luger begin wailing away at each other like two slow dinosaurs.

    Nash gets the better of Luger with his punches, rocking him back into the corner. Big Sexy works over The Total Package in the corner with Back Elbows to the side of his head and Knee Strikes to his mid-section. Nash chokes Luger with his boot and releases his Foot Choke on the referee's count of 4.

    Nash pulls Luger out of the corner and plants him with a Sidewalk Slam, hooking his leg for the pin. Luger kicks out at two. Nash picks up Luger but gets struck in the gut. Package nails Nash in the face with punches and runs to the ropes. Nash scoops Luger up on his shoulder though and drops him face-first on the top turnbuckle with Snake Eyes. Luger staggers on his feet and Nash hits the ropes, taking Luger down with a Running Big Boot. Nash runs to the ropes again and hits a Jumping Elbow Drop on Luger.

    Nash goes for another pin but Luger gets his foot up on the bottom rope, laying so close to the ropes. Nash places Luger on the middle rope and races across the ring for a Leapfrog Body Guillotine on Package's upper back. Nash drags Luger off the middle rope and scoops him up on his shoulder, looking for Snake Eyes again. Luger drops off his shoulders, landing behind Nash, and The Total Package shoves Nash into the turnbuckles. Package turns Nash around and pummels him in the corner. Luger irish whips Nash to the opposite corner and charges at him for a Corner Clothesline.

    Luger pulls Nash out of the corner and tries to put him in the Torture Rack but Nash drives his elbow down into the back of Luger's head. Nash takes Luger down with a Short-Arm Clothesline. Nash raises his arm in the air to the crowd, signalling for The Jacknife Powerbomb.

    Nash picks up Luger and tucks his head between his legs, setting up for the Jacknife. Luger counters out of it with a Back Body Drop though. Nash gets up and Luger throws a punch at him. Nash throws one back. Luger delivers another one. Nash fires back. Both men take turns punching each other nonstop.

    THE REFEREE TRIES TO GET INBETWEEN THEM TO PUT A STOP TO ALL THE PUNCHING BUT NASH & LUGER BOTH SHOVE THE REFEREE DOWN AND CONTINUE BRAWLING!

    THE REFEREE CALLS FOR THE BELL, DISQUALIFYING BOTH MEN FOR SHOVING HIM DOWN!


    Double DQ (3.06)

    Post-Match: The punchfest continues between Nash and Luger until Big Sexy gets the better of him. Nash drills Luger with a knee to the gut and tucks his head between his legs, setting up for the Jacknife Powerbomb again. Buff Bagwell sprints down to the ring, getting on the ring apron, and Bagwell starts climbing to the top turnbuckle. Nash sees Bagwell on the top turnbuckle, throwing Luger aside. Bagwell dives off the top but Nash catches him with a kick to the gut and sets him up for the Jacknife Powerbomb instead. However, Luger hits a Running Forearm to the back of Nash's head, dropping him. Totally Buff stomp Nash together, driving their boots into his back...until Diamond Dallas Page rushes down to the ring to his partner's rescue, running Totally Buff out of the ring as they bail up the aisle. DDP stares at Totally Buff from the ring, raising the Diamond sign in their direction and does a "BANG!", signalling a Diamond Cutter is in their future. DDP checks on Nash and helps him up to his feet. Nash points at both Luger & Bagwell, promising to hand their asses to them at Slamboree, and shoots them a crotch chop.

    In The Crowd: The camera picks up The Sandman sitting in the crowd several rows back from the front row, blending in with the fans. Sandman has a cup of beer in his hand and a cigarette in the other, drinking and smoking, his two favourite pastimes. Tony Schiavone is wondering how no one has noticed Sandman in the crowd until now, reminding everyone that Eric Bischoff had banned him from entering the building. Jerry Lawler asks how Sandman got past security into the building, calling the security here in the Birmingham Civic Center incompetent. Schiavone says Sandman must've bought tickets into the building from a scalper outside. Doug Dellinger is accompanied by some security guards as he approaches Sandman in his seat. Dellinger and the security guards escort Sandman out of the arena, igniting boos from the entire crowd, who want Sandman to stay in the building.

    Match Eight
    (Main Event)

    3-on-1 Handicap Gauntlet Match
    If The Giant wins, he receives a World Heavyweight Championship match against Scott Steiner at Slamboree
    The Giant vs. Road Warrior Animal, Rick Steiner and ???


    The Giant enters the ring first to no entrance music unless you count the crowd's cheers for him as his music. Giant waits for his first opponent in this Handicap Gauntlet to come out.

    ROAD WARRIOR ANIMAL WALKS OUT FROM THE BACK, STARTING THE GAUNTLET OFF WITH GIANT!

    Animal and Giant kick the Gauntlet off with punches flying between the two. Animal ducks a punch from Giant and clocks him in the face one more time before he charges to the ropes and hits a Shoulder Block to Giant. The Giant stays on his feet though and Animal runs to the ropes, attempting to knock him down with a second Shoulder Block. He fails to take Giant off his feet again. Animal hits the ropes, trying again for a third Shoulder Block. However, it's Animal that goes down this time as soon as he collides with Giant, who's much bigger and stronger.

    Giant picks Animal up and drags him to the corner where he tells the crowd to "Ssshh!" with his index finger. The crowd quite down for a second and Giant smacks Animal in the chest with a stiff Overhand Chop, sounding like the crackle of wood burning in a fireplace. The Giant slaps Animal in the chest with another stiff Overhand Chop, making the crowd feel that one this time as they cringe at the sound of it. Giant Biel Tosses Animal out of the corner like he's a Cruiserweight. Animal staggers up to his feet in the opposite corner and Giant charges at him, only to receive a boot to the face, making him stumble backwards. Animal ascends the top turnbuckle and delivers a Diving Shoulder Block to Giant, still unable to knock him off his feet but having the big man wobble around on his feet. Animal punches him in the face and launches to the ropes. Giant catches Animal coming off the ropes with a Big Boot to the face though, dropping the Road Warrior.

    Giant waits for Animal to get up before he grabs him by the neck, setting up for the Chokeslam. Giant lifts Animal but the Road Warrior slips out and drops down behind Giant, waiting for him to turn around.

    ANIMAL TRIES TO SCOOP UP GIANT FOR A BODY SLAM...BUT GIANT FALLS ON TOP OF ANIMAL, TOO HEAVY FOR HIM TO LIFT...AND GIANT PINS ANIMAL FOR THE THREE!

    Road Warrior Animal is eliminated by The Giant

    The Giant stands up, awaiting the next entrant. The referee rolls Animal out of the ring. The crowd are anxious to see who's next as he keeps Giant waiting in the ring.

    THE WALL MARCHES DOWN TO THE RING TO THE SURPRISE OF EVERYONE!

    He's the "big man" that Scott Steiner approached earlier and apparently he has accepted his offer. The Giant isn't fazed though by Scott's choice, welcoming it in fact. Giant is licking his chops, waiting for Wall to enter the ring.

    The Wall climbs onto the ring apron and steps both legs over the top rope into the ring like The Giant normally does, and both huge men go face to face in the middle of the ring, having an intense staredown.

    Giant and Wall exchange harsh words in their staredown. The Wall throws the first punch and Giant returns the favor. Giant and Wall trade bombs, having a hard hitting contest with those big hamhocks they call hands. The Wall tackles Giant into the corner where he continues to pile on more punches. The referee yells at Wall to break and The Wall screams at the referee, making him back off instead, intimidating him.

    The Wall turns back around and Giant comes charging out of the corner, taking him down with a big Lariat. Giant irish whips Wall to the corner and hits a Running Butt Bump to him before caving in The Wall's chest with another stiff Overhand Chop. Wall stumbles out of the corner, grabbing his chest in pain, and Giant irish whips him across the ring. Giant looks for a Clothesline but Wall ducks under and continues running.

    The Wall bounces off the ropes and Giant turns around. Both men have the same idea in mind and land a Double Big Boot to each other's face, knocking each other down.

    The referee starts counting out both men. They begin stirring mid-way through the count and make sure to reach their feet near the end, beating the 10 count.

    The Wall grabs Giant by the neck...and Giant grabs Wall back by his neck. Both men have the same idea again, looking to hit their Chokeslams. They both squeeze each other's necks as hard as they can, seeing who weakens first.

    Giant brushes Wall's hand away from his neck and roars at the top of his voice, setting up to hit his Chokeslam.

    THE WALL KICKS THE GIANT IN THE GROIN THOUGH, GETTING HIMSELF DISQUALIFIED!

    The Wall is eliminated by DQ

    The Giant drops to the mat like a sack of potatoes, holding his groin. The Wall catches his breath back before he climbs out of the ring and takes a Steel Chair from the timekeeper's area, bringing the Chair into the ring.

    Wall starts hitting Giant with the Chair over and over again, bashing his arms, his back with the steel weapon. The bell continously rings, trying to get Wall to stop but he just continues whacking Giant with the Chair. Wall finishes when he wants to. And once he finally does, he throws the Chair aside and raises his arms in the air as he stands over The Giant. The crowd boo in unison at The Wall.

    Wall climbs out of the ring and starts heading up the aisle. Scott Steiner meets Wall at the top of the stage and pats him on the back for a job well done, hinting the DQ was intentional, so they could weaken down Giant for the third and final entrant, which by now is no secret.

    RICK STEINER COMES BARKING DOWN THE AISLE AND ENTERS THE RING AS GIANT'S FINAL OPPONENT!

    The Giant weakly gets up to his feet, holding his arms, and "The Dog Faced Gremlin" takes him down with a Steinerline. Rick barks again at the crowd but they just boo him back in return.

    Rick takes over the match and starts dominating the weakened Giant from this point on, hitting more Steinerlines on him aswell as a Jumping Shoulder Block.

    Rick places Giant in the corner and climbs on the second turnbuckle, throwing punches at his face one after the other with Corner Punches. The DFG gets in 9 punches and gets cocky for a moment, stopping his punches to bark at the crowd. The Giant grabs Rick's legs and walks out of the corner with him sitting on his shoulder. Giant drives Rick face-first to the mat with the Alley-Oop.

    The Giant gets back up and starts to mount a proper comeback against Rick, dishing out punches and headbutts to him. The Giant knocks Rick down with a Shoulder Block before he picks him up and hits a Final Cut on him.

    The Giant stands up, pulls his singlet straps down and raises his hand in the air with a Chokeslam gesture, signalling it's time for a Chokeslam. Giant waits for Rick to get up. As he continues waiting, Road Warrior Animal runs back down to the ring and jumps up on the ring apron.

    Giant grabs Animal by the neck and lifts him over the top rope, Chokeslamming him into the ring. The referee checks on Animal and tries to remove him from the ring.

    With the referee distracted with Animal, Scott Steiner now runs out to the ring with a Chair in hand.

    SCOTT STEINER SLIDES INTO THE RING WITH THE CHAIR AND TRIES TO HIT GIANT WITH IT...BUT GIANT PUNCHES THE CHAIR BACK IN SCOTT'S FACE, KNOCKING BIG POPPA PUMP OUT!

    The referee kicks Animal out of the ring. Scott rolls out of the ring, having been KO'd by Giant.

    During all this interference, Rick Steiner has been climbing the turnbuckles, making it to the top.

    RICK STEINER GOES FOR THE DIVING BULLDOG...

    BUT GIANT SENSES HIM AND QUICKLY TURNS AROUND, CATCHING RICK BY THE NECK...

    GIANT ELEVATES HIM UP IN THE AIR AND PLANTS HIM DOWN WITH A CHOKESLAM!


    Giant hooks Rick's leg for the pin and the referee starts slapping the mat with the crowd counting along as The Giant earns the three count and a World Heavyweight Title shot against Scott Steiner at Slamboree!

    Rick Steiner is eliminated by The Giant

    Winner and going on to face Scott Steiner for the World Heavyweight Championship at Slamboree: The Giant (9.16)

    Post-Match: The referee holds up Giant's arm, declaring him the winner, as the fans go livid with excitement. Scott Steiner, Rick Steiner and Road Warrior Animal are all down & out at ringside. Giant has overcome all the odds including the assault by Wall with the Chair to get his first WCW Title match back since he returned to the company at Spring Stampede. Tony Schiavone is ecstatic on commentary, believing The Giant may just end Scott Steiner's title reign at Slamboree. The Giant raises his arm in the air with the Chokeslam gesture and roars at the crowd. Giant looks down at Scott Steiner on the floor and signals the World Title is coming around his waist soon, bringing the show to a close.

    Copyright 2001
    World Championship Wrestling Inc
    All Rights Reserved




    May 20th 2001

    Savvis Center
    St. Louis, Missouri


    World Heavyweight Championship
    Scott Steiner (c) vs. The Giant


    The Insiders (Kevin Nash and Diamond Dallas Page) vs. Totally Buff (The Total Package and Buff Bagwell)

    United States Championship
    Ken Shamrock (c) vs. Ernest Miller


    World Tag Team Championship
    The Impact Players (Lance Storm and Justin Credible) (c) vs. Chuck Palumbo and Sean O' Haire


    Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship
    The Filthy Animals (Billy Kidman and Rey Misterio Jr.) (c) vs. 3 Count (Shannon Moore and Evan Karagias)
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    Re: WCW 2001 (WCW wins the Monday Night War)


    May 9th 2001

    Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center
    Birmingham, Alabama


    Opening Intro

    Thunder opens with pyro & fireworks and the crowd are overjoyed, acting like maniacs as the camera scans across the arena, capturing shots of them. We're welcomed to the show by Mike Tenay, who introduces himself and his broadcast partner, Scott Hudson. Tenay announces the main event will see The Giant take on Road Warrior Animal and Rick Steiner in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match before he runs down the rest of the card. We're also going to see Rob Van Dam defend his Hardcore Title against David Flair, Jeff Jarrett and Jason Jett are in action, a Triple Threat between Big Vito, Bryan Clark and Ron Harris. And Kwee Wee has accepted the "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" Open Challenge. But who better than to kick off the show than the Cruiserweights.

    Match One
    Billy Kidman vs. Evan Karagias

    Kidman and Karagias start out with a lock up in which the Cruiserweight Tag Team Champion applies a quick Headlock. Karagias shoves Kidman to the ropes and tries for a Hip Toss but Kidman puts on the brakes and reverses, Hip Tossing Evan across to the corner. Kidman chops away at Evan's chest in the corner before he irish whips him to the opposite corner. Kidman races across and sends Evan up & over with a Monkey Flip. Kidman waits for Evan to get up before he kicks him in the gut and plants him on the mat with a Sitout Double Underhook Facebuster. Kidman rolls him onto his back for a pin. And only gets two.

    Kidman picks up Evan and goes for an irish whip but Karagias reverses and catches Billy coming off the ropes with a Corkscrew Back Elbow. Evan makes his way over to the ropes and jumps onto the second rope, coming off with a Springboard Twisting Leg Drop down on Kidman. Evan picks him up and tucks his head between his legs. Karagias lifts Kidman onto his shoulders, looking for a Powerbomb, but Kidman reverses it into a Hurricarana and punches Evan on the mat while he kneels on top of him. Kidman stands up to his feet, waiting for Evan to get up.

    Kidman charges at Evan but Karagias sidesteps and throws Kidman out through the middle ropes. Kidman lands on the ring apron though and stands up to his feet. Karagias approaches Kidman and Billy delivers a Shoulder Barge through the middle ropes to Evan, making him bend over. Kidman slings himself over the top rope back into the ring, catching Karagias with a Slingshot DDT. Kidman covers him for a pin but Karagias puts his foot up on the bottom rope at two, breaking the pin. Evan rolls out underneath the bottom rope to try and regroup on the outside. Evan jaw-jacks with some front row hecklers before he turns around into a Baseball Slide from Kidman, knocking him down. Kidman steps out onto the ring apron, looking down at Evan on the arena floor, and Kidman hits a Shooting Star Press off the ring apron onto Evan on the floor outside.

    Billy high fives a couple of front row fans who are marking out over the Ring Apron Shooting Star Press before he drags Evan off the floor. Evan tackles him backwards into the guardrail though and then irish whips him across back-first into the ring apron. Evan rolls Kidman back into the ring and follows him in. Evan stomps Kidman's back then picks him up for a Snap Suplex right into a pin. Kidman gets his shoulder up at two. Evan heads up to the top turnbuckle, waiting for Kidman to reach his feet. Evan jumps off the top turnbuckle but Kidman catches him coming off with a Dropkick, dropping him to the mat like a sack of potatoes. Evan rolls onto his stomach and Kidman locks him in a Surfboard Stretch. Kidman holds him up in the air for awhile, pulling back on his arms, before he transitions the Surfboard Stretch into a Surfboard Dragon Sleeper, bending Karagias' back in a gnarly position. The referee asks Karagias if he wants to quit but he's in too much pain to respond.

    Kidman releases the Surfboard Dragon Sleeper after awhile and drags Evan up to his feet, tucking his head between his legs. Kidman elevates Evan up onto his shoulders and drives him to the mat with a Running Sitout Powerbomb, holding his legs up for a pin. Evan pops his shoulder up before three. Kidman stands up and waits for Evan to get up, stalking him from behind. Kidman grabs his arms from behind and twists Evan around, looking for The Kid Krusher, but Karagias gets out of it and rolls up Kidman with a Schoolboy, only scoring a two from it. Both men get up at the same time and fire away at each other with punches. Kidman gets the better of Karagias and attempts an irish whip but Evan reverses and drills him in the gut with a Kitchen Sink. Evan lifts up Kidman and throws him out of the ring.

    Evan starts up an argument with the referee inside the ring, distracting him while Shannon Moore jogs down to ringside and puts the boots to Kidman behind the referee's back. As he continues kicking away at Kidman, Rey Misterio Jr. sprints down the aisle with his half of the Cruiserweight Tag belts to save his partner and lays into Shannon with rapid punches. Rey knocks Shannon down with a heavy right and checks on his partner at ringside to see if he's okay. Evan sees Rey on the outside and delivers a Baseball Slide to him, knocking him down too.

    Evan slides out underneath the bottom rope and throws Kidman back into the ring. Evan slides back in and dumps Kidman in the corner where he strikes him down with punches. Kidman catches Evan with a kick to the gut and switches places with him, dumping Evan in the corner now while he works over him with punches and kicks. The referee tries to intervene and drag Kidman off Evan but takes an accidental Back Elbow to the face from the Cruiserweight Tag Team Champion in the process. Kidman checks on the referee, allowing Evan to club him in the back from behind.

    Evan turns Kidman around and attempts a Scoop Slam but Kidman drops down behind Karagias and waistlocks him.

    KIDMAN PUSHES KARAGIAS INTO THE ROPES FOR AN O' CONNER ROLL...BUT SHANNON MOORE CLIMBS UP ON THE RING APRON WITH REY'S CRUISERWEIGHT TAG TEAM BELT AND EVAN DUCKS HIS HEAD, ALLOWING SHANNON TO NAIL KIDMAN IN THE FACE WITH THE TITLE, KNOCKING HIM OUT!

    Shannon climbs off the ring apron before the ref notices him and Evan drops down on top of Kidman, hooking his leg for the pin as the referee shakes off the cobwebs and starts counting, giving Evan the 3 count.

    Winner: Evan Karagias (5.48)

    Backstage: Cameras are in position as there's trouble occuring at the entrance gate of the building. The Sandman has turned up once again to the Civic Center with a cigarette in his mouth and his Singapore Cane in hand, wanting to get into the arena. A bunch of security guards argue with Sandman, preventing him from entering. Sandman threatens the security guards with his Singapore Cane if they don't allow him in. Doug Dellinger shows up to talk to Sandman to try and get the situation under control. Sandman tells Dellinger he'll take out the security guards with his Singapore Cane if they don't let him into the building. Dellinger tries to calm Sandman down, so nothing escalates, but Sandman continues yelling at Dellinger, telling the head of security he wants to see Eric Bischoff face to face, so he can talk to him. Dellinger tells him the President doesn't want to see him but Sandman continues throwing out his demands, screaming he'll Cane the security and Dellinger himself if Eric Bischoff doesn't come out to talk to him. Dellinger gives in and tells one of his security guards to go get Bischoff from his office, so he can talk to Sandman. The camera cuts back to the arena as Sandman waits on Eric Bischoff.

    Match Two
    "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" Open Challenge
    Kanyon vs. Kwee Wee (w/ Paisley)


    Kanyon comes out wearing his new "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" shirt while Kwee Wee is accompanied to the ring by the gorgeous Paisley.

    Kwee Wee lunges in for a lock up but Kanyon drives a knee into his gut and follows up with forearms to his back. Kanyon Scoop Slams Kwee Wee down and runs to the ropes, hitting a Jumping Knee Drop on his face. Kanyon chokes Kwee Wee's neck with one hand and breaks on the referee's count of 4. Kanyon picks up Kwee Wee and sends him to the corner with a whip. Kanyon charges at Kwee Wee but eats a boot from him instead, making him stumble back. Kwee Wee charges out of the corner and knocks Kanyon down with a Lariat. Kwee Wee drops an Elbow on Kanyon before he covers him. Kanyon kicks out at two.

    Kwee Wee gets up on the second turnbuckle, waiting for Kanyon to rise up before he delivers a Double Axe Handle to him. Kwee Wee picks Kanyon off the floor and sends him to the ropes. Kwee Wee goes for a leap frog in the air but Kanyon catches him on his shoulders in a fireman's carry and plants him down with a Fireman's Carry Flapjack. Soon as Kwee Wee reaches his feet, Kanyon kicks him in his solar plexus and hits a Swinging Neckbreaker on him. Kanyon turns to the crowd to ask "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" to which they reply "EVERYONE!", angering The Innovator Of Offense. Kanyon turns around into punches from Kwee Wee and gets irish whipped. Kanyon bounces off the ropes into a Jumping High Knee from Kwee Wee.

    Kwee Wee waits for Kanyon to get on his feet before he Clotheslines him over the top rope. Once Kanyon gets up on the outside, Kwee Wee slings himself over the top rope, crashing down on top of Kanyon with a Pescado. Kwee Wee turns his attention to Paisley and shares a peck on the lips with her. Kanyon knocks down Kwee Wee from behind while he's too busy flirting with his valet. Kanyon drags up Kwee Wee and tosses him head-first into the Steel Steps. Kanyon asks for a kiss from Paisley but she just walks away from him disgusted.

    Kanyon picks Kwee Wee up off the floor and rolls him back into the ring. Kanyon slides in and pins Kwee Wee, only getting two. Kanyon applies a Chinlock on his opponent. Kwee Wee soon fights up to his fight, directing a series of elbows to Kanyon's mid-section, breaking out of the Chinlock. The flamboyant star runs to the ropes but gets caught with a Back Elbow, knocking him down. Kanyon lifts up Kwee Wee and bashes his face off the top turnbuckle before he turns him around. Kanyon climbs on the top rope and drapes his leg over the back of Kwee Wee's head, using his hand for support, and then dives forward, driving Kwee Wee face-first onto the mat with a Corner Leg Drop Bulldog.

    Kanyon turns Kwee Wee onto his back and covers him for a pin. At ringside, Paisley places Kwee Wee's foot on the bottom rope after two causing the pin to be broken up. Kanyon complains to the referee about Paisley putting Kwee Wee's foot on the bottom rope but the ref claims he didn't see anything. Kanyon points at Paisley, shouting at her before he turns around and Kwee Wee hits an Inverted Atomic Drop on him. Kwee Wee drops down on both knees and nails Kanyon with a Kneeling Uppercut. Kwee Wee irish whips Kanyon across the ring and goes for a Dropkick but Kanyon catches both of his legs causing him to drop down on his back. Kanyon holds his legs in his arms and Catapults Kwee Wee to the corner. Only Kwee Wee lands on the second turnbuckle, sticking the landing. Kwee Wee waits for Kanyon to stand up and turn around before he takes him down with a Twisting Crossbody, hooking his leg for the pin. Kanyon's shoulder's up at two.

    Kwee Wee picks up Kanyon, putting him on his shoulders in a fireman's carry. Kanyon slips out behind Kwee Wee and puts him down with a Sitout Rear Mat Slam aka an Edge-O-Matic.

    Kanyon challenges Kwee Wee to get up, waiting on him.

    Paisley climbs up on the ring apron, distracting Kanyon with an argument. Kwee Wee charges up behind Kanyon but The Innovator Of Offense senses him and moves out of the way in time. Kwee Wee stops himself in front of Paisley before he accidentally bumps into her. Kwee Wee turns around and Kanyon puts him away with a quick FLATLINER for the three.

    Winner: Kanyon (4.07)

    Post-Match: Paisley climbs down from the ring apron, grabbing her head, accidentally costing her man the match. The referee raises Kanyon's arm in victory and Kanyon heads to the corner to celebrate, posing on the second turnbuckle. Kanyon climbs off the second turnbuckle and asks the timekeeper to pass him his "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" shirt. Kanyon places his "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" shirt over Kwee Wee's face, burying him in it before he leaves the ring.

    Backstage: The camera heads back to the scene at the entrance gate of the building. The Sandman is still waiting for Eric Bischoff and asks Doug Dellinger when is Bischoff coming. Dellinger replies he'll be here soon...and Eric Bischoff finally shows up, asking Dellinger what's going on. Dellinger tells Bischoff that Sandman wants to speak to him. Sandman yells at Bischoff from outside the entrance gate to let him in, so they can talk. Bischoff tells Sandman he'll agree to talk to him if he hands over his Singapore Cane to the security guards & stops his screaming. Sandman stops screaming & hands his Cane to one of the security guards. Bischoff tells the security guards to let him in, which they do. Sandman still has his cigarette in his mouth though as he approaches Bischoff inside the building to talk to him. Bischoff asks Sandman what he wants to talk to him about. Sandman answers that he's tired of Bischoff trying to keep him out of the building. He's put up with enough of his bullshit and tells Bischoff to stop playing games with him. Bischoff responds that he's tired of Sandman's rebellious attitude and bad habits. If he won't listen to him then he has no choice but to put him out. Bischoff says he's willing to give Sandman another chance, so they can have a healthy working relationship going forward. Bischoff issues him an ultimatum: get rid of the cigarette or get thrown out on his ass once again. Bischoff tells him to think about it and make the right choice. Sandman thinks on it for a little while and then tells Bischoff he's made his choice. Bischoff is expecting him to get rid of the cigarette...but Sandman takes a drag of his cigarette instead, making Bischoff think twice. Sandman removes the cigarette from his lips, holding the smoke inside his mouth...and blows the smoke. However, Bischoff ducks underneath the smoke and Sandman accidentally blows smoke...into the face of Meng, who emerges from out of a corner behind Bischoff. Meng starts to flip out and go crazy, attacking Sandman while Eric Bischoff runs away. Meng beats Sandman like a drum and chucks him into the entrance gate. Doug Dellinger's security try to stop Meng but the Tongan monster easily beats the crap out of them too. Meng gets his hands on some Chairs and starts throwing them around in an uncontrollable fit of rage. Sandman is nowhere to be seen, having run out of the building through the gate, escaping Meng's wrath. Meng continues going nuts backstage as the camera cuts back to the arena.

    Match Three
    Triple Threat Match
    Big Vito vs. Bryan Clark vs. Ron Harris


    Once the bell rings, Ron proposes an alliance with Bryan Clark to team up on Vito. Clark refuses his offer. Ron throws out the same offer to Vito but the Sicillian also turns it down. Ron insults both Vito & Clark for their refusal and both men respond by attacking Ron together, double teaming him instead. Vito and Clark irish whip Ron to the ropes and knock him down with a Double Back Elbow.

    Vito and Clark instantly turn on each other, and eat each other's punches. Clarks bests him in their slugfest and irish whips Vito. Clark attempts a Clothesline but Vito ducks under and continues running. Vito bounces off the ropes and catches Clark with a Jumping Lariat. Vito turns around and sees Ron up, delivering a Dropkick to him. Vito goes for the pin but Big Ron kicks out.

    Vito picks up Ron but gets punched in the stomach. Ron picks Vito up in his arms and drives him back-first onto his knee with a Pendulum Backbreaker. Ron puts the boots to Vito before Clark sneaks up behind him and turns him around, throwing punches at Big Ron's face. Clark whips Ron to the corner and follows up with a Corner Splash to him before Hip Tossing him out of the corner. Clark ascends the top turnbuckle, waiting for both Vito and Harris to get up. Clark takes them both down at the same time with a Double Diving Clothesline from off the top.

    Clark picks up Ron Harris and flings him out of the ring before he turns his focus to Vito. The Mamaluke is picked up and Clark applies a full nelson on him before planting him with a Full Nelson Slam. Clark goes for a cover on Vito but Ron Harris slides into the ring, breaking up the pin in time. Clark and Harris trade punches. Clark gets the better of Harris, rocking him back against the ropes, and Clark delivers a Cactus Clothesline to Harris, tumbling over the top rope to the outside with him. Clark and Harris continue their brawl on the outside, giving Vito enough time to recover in the ring. Vito hits the ropes and goes flying through the middle ropes like a bullet, landing on both Clark and Harris outside with a Suicide Dive, taking both of them down to the floor.

    Vito stands up, emitting a roar of approval from the crowd. Vito picks up Ron and rolls him back into the ring. Vito climbs on the ring apron and goes up to the top turnbuckle. Vito hits a Diving Elbow Drop on Ron and attempts a pinfall, only for it to fail. Vito rises to his feet and turns around into a Slingshot Shoulder Block from the ring apron by Bryan Clark.

    Once Vito gets up, Bryan Clark applies a Sleeper Hold on him. Soon after, Ron Harris gets back up to his feet and applies a Sleeper Hold of his own on Bryan Clark, giving us a Triple Sleeper Hold. Harris squeezes Clark tight, Clark squeezes Vito tight, Vito is on the worst end of it. Vito eventually drops down on his butt, hitting a Sitout Jawbreaker to Clark, also impacting Ron as his chin bounces off Clark's head, and the Triple Sleeper is broken with everyone being put down.

    All 3 men are stirring around on the mat. Vito makes it up to his feet first and grabs a hold of Ron's head, hitting The Code Of Silence on him. Vito pins Ron but Clark breaks up the pin in time. Ron rolls out underneath the bottom rope to the outside floor while Clark picks up Vito and sends him to the ropes, knocking him down with a Big Boot.

    CLARK STANDS VITO UP AND PLANTS HIM ON THE MAT WITH THE MELTDOWN...CLARK PINS VITO BUT RON HARRIS GRABS CLARK'S ANKLE AND PULLS HIM OUT OF THE RING UNDERNEATH THE BOTTOM ROPE...RON SLIDES BACK INTO THE RING AND PINS VITO, STEALING THE WIN FROM CLARK!

    Winner: Ron Harris (3.53)

    Commercial Break

    Match Four
    Jeff Jarrett vs. Air Paris

    The majority of this match is pretty one sided as The Chosen One absolutely dominates his smaller opponent.

    Jarrett hits a Leapfrog Body Guillotine on Air Paris and follows up with a strut across the ring and then "Woo's" to the crowd, taking a jab at Ric Flair, which the crowd doesn't appreciate as they return boos to Double J.

    Air Paris returns a bit of offense to Jarrett, throwing as many punches as he can back at Jarrett and even knocks him down with a Dropkick.

    Air Paris makes the mistake of going up top though as Jarrett shoves the referee into the ropes causing Paris to lose his balance and drop groin-first on the top turnbuckle. Jarrett climbs the second turnbuckle and Superplexes Paris off the top turnbuckle to the mat.

    Jarrett raises Air Paris to his feet and plants him with THE STROKE!

    Instead of going for the pin though, Jarrett picks up Air Paris' leg and applies a FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK on him, making him tap out, firing another shot at Ric Flair.

    Winner: Jeff Jarrett (1.14)

    Post-Match: Jarrett wastes no time grabbing his Guitar from outside. Jarrett brings the Guitar into the ring, waiting for Paris to get up. AJ Styles runs down to the ring and slides in, trying to yank the Guitar out of Jarrett's hands. But AJ receives a kick to the gut for his efforts and Jarrett smashes the Guitar over AJ's head, knocking him out. Jarrett poses on the second turnbuckle with his broken Guitar and then climbs down & exits the ring, leaving Air Raid laying on the mat.

    We're shown a replay of Jason Jett's 11 second win over Kid Romeo on Nitro. Mike Tenay says Jett has been on a roll since he debuted for WCW, creating a 9 - 0 undefeated streak for himself. He says the shoulder injury that he suffered back on a house show in March that put him out for a little while couldn't even stop Jett's momentum when he returned as he picked up right where he left off before. Scott Hudson puts over The Crash Landing as a dominant finisher that has put away his previous nine opponents. Tenay and Hudson wonder if Jett can make it to 10 - 0 as his match is next.

    Match Five
    Jason Jett vs. Kaz Hayashi

    As soon as the bell rings, Jett tries to end the match quickly with The Crash Landing just like on Nitro but Kaz manages to escape from it and delivers Martial-Arts Kicks to Jett, knocking him down with a Jumping Spinning Back Kick.

    The action continues past the 11 second mark and Kaz continues his momentum against Jett. Kaz heads up top and delivers a Spinning Wheel Kick to Jett from off the top turnbuckle, going for the pin right after. Jett kicks out at two.

    Kaz picks up Jett and irish whips him to the ropes. Kaz attempts a Dropkick but Jett holds himself back on the ropes causing Kaz to crash & burn on the mat. Jett charges forward for a Jacknife Pin on Kaz. Kaz waistlocks Jett and bridges up off the mat at two, lifting Jett up with him. Kaz spins around with Jett, looking for a Backslide on him. Both men try to overpower each other and struggle. Jett eventually overpowers Kaz and sends Kaz flipping over his back, looking for the Backslide, but Kaz lands on his feet in front of Jett and hits an Enziguri to him. Kaz picks up Jett and plants him on the mat with a Michinoku Driver II, holding his leg up for a pin. Again, Jett kicks out at two.

    Kaz tries to scoop up Jett again for the Michinoku Driver II but Jett drops down behind Kaz and waistlocks him for a Release German Suplex. Jett waits for Kaz to get up and charges at him but Kaz flings him up & over the top rope with a Back Body Drop. Jett lands on the ring apron though. Kaz senses him and twists around, landing a solid Elbow Smash to Jett's face, dazing him a little. Kaz runs across the ring, looking to Dropkick Jett off the ring apron, but Jett moves out of the way in time causing Kaz to rebound off the ropes onto the back of his head. Jett waits for him to get up before he flips over the top rope into the ring, taking Kaz down with the Afterburner.

    Jett picks up Kaz and tucks his head between his legs, looking for a Powerbomb or a Piledriver. Kaz grabs both of his legs though and trips Jett up on the mat before he jumps in the air and lands on top of Jett with a Double Foot Stomp to his mid-section. Jett is stood up and dragged to the corner by Kaz where he scoops him up and hangs Jett upside down from the top turnbuckle in a Tree Of Woe. Kaz backs up into the opposite corner and delivers a Tree Of Woe Dropkick to Jett's face. Kaz releases him from the Tree Of Woe, pulling him down to the mat, and rolls Jett onto his back for a cover. Jason's shoulder springs up before three.

    Jett gets lifted off the mat and Kaz whips him across the ring. Kaz tries for a Clothesline but Jett ducks under and lands a Handspring Back Elbow to Kaz. Jett stands up and turns his back to Kaz, hitting a Standing Moonsault on him, hooking his leg for the pin. Kaz kicks out at two. Jett waits for Kaz, begging him to get up. Jett goes for a kick but Kaz catches his foot in his hands and whips Jett over with a Dragon Screw. Kaz keeps hold of the leg and immediately turns Jett onto his stomach for a Half Crab. Jett refuses to submit and slowly but surely fights his way to the bottom rope, grabbing it for a rope break.

    Kaz stomps away at Jett's leg some more before he picks him up off the mat and places Jett on the top turnbuckle. Kaz climbs to the top with Jett and borrows a move from Ultimo Dragon, driving Jett off the top turnbuckle with a Dragonsteiner, nearly putting him away for a three and ending his undefeated streak.

    Kaz allows Jett to reach his feet and nails him with a series of Martial-Arts Kicks. Kaz sets up for a Roundhouse Kick and goes for it but Jett ducks under and catches Kaz with a kick to the gut. Jett sets up for it and flips Kaz up into the air for THE CRASH LANDING!

    Jett pins Kaz and picks up the three, hitting double digits as his streak is now 10 - 0.

    Winner: Jason Jett (5.01)

    Backstage: Mike Tenay and Scott Hudson take it to Mean Gene in the back, who's standing in the interview area with Jeff Jarrett.

    Mean Gene kicks the interview off, "Thank you, Mike Tenay, Scott Hudson. Standing here with me now is Jeff Jarrett. Jeff, we saw you defeat Air Paris earlier in the show and you did it with The Figure Four Leglock of all moves. Jarrett, you heard what Ric Flair had to say about you on Nitro, we all did. Do you have any response back?

    Jarrett responds, "Flair, you can keep spouting all that 'To Be The Man, You Have To Beat The Man" bullcrap all you want. But the reality is you're no longer 'The Man' around here. You haven't been for years. Not since the Sting's, the Hulk Hogan's, and yes even the Goldberg's came along. Gene, Flair is way past his prime, his best years are far behind him. The wrestling business has passed him by and he's overstayed his welcome. It's time someone took Old Yeller out back and put him out of his misery. Flair, you're one to talk about being a wannabe. You said I took your Figure Four Leglock and your strut. Well look in the mirror because you took the Figure Four and the strut from Buddy Rogers and Jackie Fargo. Not only that, you took the "The Nature Boy" moniker from Buddy Rogers. You took his entire mannerisms. Granted, you made them your own and were great in your day. But this is 2001, not the 80's anymore. I've made the strut and the Figure Four Leglock my own now as you just saw me submit that runt Air Paris with it earlier. I've modernized it. I've taken it to a new level. Flair, I told you on Nitro I'd get you on my own time. I'll make that time Slamboree. How about we settle it there. But not in a regular match where it ends with a 1-2-3. No. Since you wanna bring up The Figure Four Leglock, I propose a Submission Match. Let's find out who has the better Figure Four Leglock. Let's see who's the real master of the Figure Four Leglock. Or you could just use the stipulation to find yourself a new submission finisher since the Figure Four Leglock now belongs to me. I'll await your answer, Slapnuts!

    Jarrett walks away from Gene, leaving everyone to ponder if Flair will accept Jarrett's challenge for a Submission Match at Slamboree.

    Match Six
    Hardcore Championship
    Rob Van Dam (c) vs. David Flair (w/ Daffney)


    David Flair tries to hit RVD with his Crowbar as soon as the bell rings but Van Dam ducks and wallops David in the face with a series of punches. Van Dam Scoop Slams Flair on the mat and runs across the ring for a Rolling Thunder on David. RVD covers David but Flair kicks out at two.

    Daffney bangs on the ring apron, screaming at David to get up. RVD climbs out of the ring and searches underneath the ring for weapons. Daffney approaches RVD at ringside, distracting him. RVD tells Daffney to back off and David Flair slides out of the ring, taking advantage of Daffney's distraction as he knocks down Van Dam from behind. David picks up RVD and lays into his chest with some Knife Edge Chops like his daddy before he tosses Van Dam into the ring post. RVD goes stumbling into the aisle, falling down, and David follows him there.

    David pulls RVD up to his feet and tucks his head between his legs, attempting a Piledriver in the aisle. But RVD counters with a Back Body Drop and David's back smacks hard off the aisle floor. RVD slides back into the ring, waiting for David to get up. RVD runs across the ring and goes flying over the top rope with a Tope Con Hilo on David Flair outside.

    RVD picks up David Flair and throws him back into the ring. Van Dam looks underneath the ring and grabs a Steel Chair, chucking it into the ring, and gets a Road Sign from under the ring too, bringing it into the ring with him. RVD waits for David to get up before he smacks him over the head with the Road Sign. David crawls to the corner and sits back against the bottom turnbuckle while RVD picks up the Steel Chair. Van Dam hits a Chair Surf Dropkick to David in the corner. RVD drags David out of the corner for a pin but David gets his shoulder up before three.

    RVD lifts David to his knees but gets low blowed by The Dirtiest Player In The Game's son. David grabs the Steel Chair off the mat and starts whacking RVD across the back with it. David drops the Chair and picks up RVD, throwing him out of the ring. David follows him out and stands RVD up. David sets up for a Suplex, trying to plant RVD on the ringside floor with it, but The Whole F'N Show puts the brakes on and Front Suplexes David on top of the guardrail, leaving him draped on it. RVD climbs up on the ring apron and does the shoulder thumb point, mouthing "ROB...VAN...DAM!" to his fans before he hits a Spinning Leg Drop off the ring apron across the back of David's head, knocking him off the guardrail to the floor. RVD scoops David up off the floor and rolls him back into the ring.

    RVD climbs onto the ring apron and heads to the top turnbuckle. Daffney gets up on the ring apron, distracting Van Dam once again. Crowbar charges down to the ring and jumps up on another side of the ring apron, shoving Van Dam off the top turnbuckle onto the ring mat. Crowbar climbs through the ropes and helps David Flair up to his feet. Flair and Crowbar double team RVD, stomping him together as Daffney stands outside the ring, giggling like a school girl. The referee yells at Crowbar to stop and leave but there's nothing he can really do as there are No DQ's in Hardcore Matches. Crowbar tells David to pick up RVD and Crowbar grabs the Road Sign off the mat. David irish whips RVD into a Road Sign shot to the head from Crowbar.

    Crowbar tells David to pin RVD, which he does. RVD kicks out at two though to the surprise of David, Crowbar and Daffney.

    Crowbar tells Daffney to pass him another Chair and Daffney grabs a Chair from the timekeeper's area, sliding it into the ring to Crowbar, who picks it up. David picks the other Steel Chair up off the mat. Both men wait for RVD to stand up, planning to give him a Con-Chair-To. RVD rises to his feet, standing inbetween David and Crowbar as they smack their Chairs off the mat, getting ready to hit RVD with the Con-Chair-To.

    DAVID AND CROWBAR SWING THEIR CHAIRS AT RVD, GOING FOR THE CON-CHAIR-TO...BUT RVD DUCKS CAUSING DAVID AND CROWBAR TO SMACK THEIR CHAIRS OFF EACH OTHER'S...

    RVD HITS A DOUBLE VAN DAMINATOR TO CROWBAR AND DAVID FLAIR, NAILING BOTH THEIR CHAIRS AT THE SAME TIME WITH HIS LEG EXTENDED OUT!


    The crowd freak out over the Double Van Daminator and both Crowbar & David Flair collapse to the floor, getting knocked out. Daffney grabs her hair and screams as her plan backfires once again. RVD heads to the corner and leaps up onto the top turnbuckle.

    RVD HITS THE FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH ON DAVID FLAIR!

    RVD grabs his stomach in pain and slides on top of David, pinning him to retain the Hardcore Title, foiling Daffney's second attempt to bring the belt to her stable.

    Winner and STILL Hardcore Champion: Rob Van Dam (4.20)

    Coming up next is the 2-on-1 Handicap main event between The Giant and Road Warrior Animal & Rick Steiner.

    Commercial Break

    Before the main event, we get a recap & replay of The Giant defeating Road Warrior Animal, The Wall and Rick Steiner in the 3-on-1 Handicap Gauntlet Match from Nitro to receive a World Heavyweight Title shot against Scott Steiner at Slamboree.

    Match Seven
    (Main Event)

    2-on-1 Handicap Match
    The Giant vs. Road Warrior Animal and Rick Steiner


    Unlike the one on Nitro, this Handicap Match has tag team rules with one man out on the ring apron and one man in the ring with Giant.

    Road Warrior Animal decides to start out with Giant. As both men circle the ring, Rick Steiner climbs into the ring behind Giant when he's not looking and The Dog Faced Gremlin delivers a Steinerline to the back of Giant's head, knocking Giant down on all fours. Steiner gets out on the ring apron while Animal takes advantage and stomps Giant in the head repeatedly. Animal continues with the upper hand and delivers a Jumping Leg Drop to Giant. Animal covers Giant but the big man shoves Animal off at two.

    Animal tags out to The Dog Faced Gremlin, who barks at the top of the voice and picks up where Animal left off, pounding away at Giant with kicks, punches and more Steinerlines.

    Rick tags in Animal and both men set Giant up for a Double Suplex. Only problem is Giant puts on the brakes, preventing them from lifting him up, and Giant Double Suplexes Animal & Rick instead. Giant waits for the both of them to get up before he runs them over with a Double Shoulder Block and Animal & Rick go rolling out underneath the bottom rope. Giant climbs over the top rope, heading outside, giving Animal & Rick no rest. Giant irish whips Animal across one side of the ring into the guardrail and then irish whips Rick across the other side of the ring into the guardrail.

    Giant scoops Animal up on his shoulder, looking to ram him face-first into the ring post but Rick Steiner grabs Animal's leg and pulls him down from Giant's shoulder. Both Animal & Rick shove Giant face-first into the ring post. Then Animal & Rick throw him into the Steel Steps together.

    Animal & Rick pick up Giant together and put him back in the ring where they continue their momentum, tagging in and out to try & break down The Giant.

    Animal and Rick both give each other a thumbs up, stupidly thinking they can give a Doomsday Device to The Giant as Rick Steiner heads up to the top turnbuckle while Animal tries to lift Giant up on his shoulders but of course struggles. Giant drives an elbow down into the back of Animal's head and tosses Rick off the top turnbuckle to the mat with a Deadly Drive.

    Giant irish whips Rick to one corner and Animal to the other. Giant delivers a Running Butt Bump to Rick and gives him a stiff Overhand Chop to the chest before he charges across to the opposite corner like a wild Elephant and delivers a second Running Butt Bump to Animal following up with another stiff Overhand Chop to Animal's chest.

    Animal & Rick stumble out of their corners and Giant grabs each of them by their neck, setting up for a Double Chokeslam. Animal & Rick kick Giant in the gut and dish out punches on Giant together. Animal & Rick link hands and hit a Double Clothesline to Giant but fail to knock him off his feet.

    Animal & Rick try to Double Clothesline Giant again but Giant delivers a Big Boot to their hands, breaking their link. Animal & Rick shake their hands in pain and Giant grabs them both by the neck one more time.

    GIANT PLANTS BOTH ANIMAL & RICK WITH A DOUBLE CHOKESLAM!

    GIANT PLACES HIS HANDS OVER ANIMAL AND RICK'S CHESTS, PINNING THEM BOTH AT THE SAME TIME FOR THE THREE COUNT!


    Winner: The Giant (5.19)

    Post-Match: The Giant throws up the Chokeslam hand gesture to the crowd, roaring in victory. As Giant continues celebrating, Scott Steiner slowly walks down the aisle, catching The Giant's attention. Giant keeps his eyes locked on Big Poppa Pump and challenges him to come into the ring. With his eyes on the champ, Giant gets pounced on from behind by Animal and Rick. Giant fights back against both Animal & Rick and grabs them by their necks again, looking for another Double Chokeslam, but Scott Steiner quickly enters the ring with his World Heavyweight Title and nails Giant in the back of the head with the title, knocking him down. Scott, Animal and Rick triple team Giant, putting the boots to him as Midajah comes down to ringside, watching the beatdown occur. Big Poppa Pump calls out to Midajah to hand him something. Midajah pulls out Handcuffs and passes them along to Scott Steiner.

    SCOTT TELLS ANIMAL AND RICK TO DRAG GIANT OVER TO THE ROPES THEN SLAPS THE HANDCUFFS ON GIANT'S WRIST, HANDCUFFING HIM TO THE TOP ROPE!

    With Giant having nowhere to go, Scott, Rick & Animal continue to get more shots in on Giant. Scott, Rick & Animal high five each other and turn to the crowd, mocking them. The Giant starts to get angry, pulling on the Handcuffs to try and break free. Scott, Rick and Animal turn their focus back to Giant, taunting him. Scott curses at Giant, calling him a "fat piece of shit" and calls out to Midajah again for something. This time, Midajah hands Scott his trademark Lead Pipe. Scott continues to taunt Giant with the Lead Pipe, just fueling him with even more rage.

    SCOTT IS ABOUT TO HIT GIANT WITH THE LEAD PIPE...

    GIANT SUDDENLY BREAKS THE HANDCUFFS USING ALL HIS ADRENALINE & FORCE, TEARING HIMSELF AWAY FROM THE TOP ROPE, AND GIANT GOES CRAZY!


    Scott, Rick & Animal bail the ring quickly before Giant can get his hands on them as he continues going nuts in the ring. Scott, Rick, Animal & Midajah retreat up the aisle with the World Title and Lead Pipe while Giant grits his teeth & stares at them from the ring with a menacing look on his face. The show comes to a close on a final shot of the pissed off Giant.

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    World Championship Wrestling Inc
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    May 20th 2001

    Savvis Center
    St. Louis, Missouri


    World Heavyweight Championship
    Scott Steiner (c) vs. The Giant


    The Insiders (Kevin Nash and Diamond Dallas Page) vs. Totally Buff (The Total Package and Buff Bagwell)

    United States Championship
    Ken Shamrock (c) vs. Ernest Miller


    World Tag Team Championship
    The Impact Players (Lance Storm and Justin Credible) (c) vs. Chuck Palumbo and Sean O' Haire


    Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship
    The Filthy Animals (Billy Kidman and Rey Misterio Jr.) (c) vs. 3 Count (Shannon Moore and Evan Karagias)
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    Review Time: So far let me say this welcome to BTB Section and let me say I am a very big fan of this so far now I always wondered how this timeline would go and building back up WCW after the nuke went off there in the end irl.

    Scott Steiner is being built strong here as the champion and boy does he have a challange at Slamboree against Giant the real question is will Giant win or will you give a great rub to big poppa pump.

    World Tag Team Match could be a sleeper match here given that the two teams are young hungry stars looking to steal the show thinking edge and Christian vs. Hardyz back in the day looking to make a name for themselves.

    I never like the Cruiserweight Tag Division I get why they did it but, was never a fan but, that match should be good given its got mysterio Kidman and moore.

    I think my fav thing about your btb right now is your building up of Ken Shamrock who I think will be given a huge push and be a WHC someday.

    Overall great job man .


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    Thanks for the comments, OMB. Appreciated.
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    May 14th 2001

    Pepsi Center
    Denver, Colorado


    Opening Intro

    We get the usual opening with pyro and fireworks blowing up on stage. Lots of signs and beer cups are raised in the air as the thousands in attendance go wild. Tony Schiavone welcomes us to the show, introducing himself and his broadcast partner, Jerry Lawler. Schiavone lets us know we're in for an action packed night as we're gonna see Goldberg and Rhino compete tonight. Hugh Morrus will take on Bam Bam Bigelow. Ric Flair goes one-on-one with Cash. DDP faces Lex Luger. The Cruiserweight Tag Team Champions, The Filthy Animals, will team with Chuck Palumbo & Sean O' Hare to battle the World Tag Team Champions, The Impact Players, and 3 Count in an 8-Man Tag Team Match. There's a Triple Threat Tag Team Elimination Match between KroniK, The Harris Brothers and The Mamalukes with the winners getting a future shot at the World Tag Team Titles down the road. Ken Shamrock and Ernest Miller are gonna have a split screen interview for their US Title Match at Slamboree. Scott Steiner and The Giant will have a World Heavyweight Title Contract Signing for their match at Slamboree. And Tony is gonna play us footage later of an incident that took place earlier in the day at a Hotel that involved Dusty & Dustin Rhodes. The undefeated Jason Jett is gonna kick off the show.

    Match One
    Jason Jett vs. Lash LeRoux

    The Rajin Cajun motions for a test of strength, holding an open hand in the air. Jett looks up at LeRoux's hand and obliges, slowly raising his hand in the air...but LeRoux swerves him with a kick to the gut and starts out with the upper hand, clubbing Jett across the back with forearms. LeRoux Snapmares Jett over and runs to the ropes, dropping an Elbow on the undefeated Cruiserweight.

    LeRoux picks him up and takes him over with a Snap Suplex before he rolls up to his feet with Jett, transitioning into a Sitout Gourdbuster. LeRoux attempts a pinfall but Skyfire kicks out of it. LeRoux brings Jett to his feet and goes for an irish whip but Jason reverses and plants LeRoux on the mat with a Sitout Hip Toss. Jett hits a Dropkick soon as LeRoux stands back up.

    Jett raises LeRoux up and attempts a Scoop Slam but LeRoux drops down behind Jett and waits for him to turn around before he lands a couple of jabs to his face, performs a split on the mat and follows up with a Spinning Clothesline, connecting with The Bourbon Street Blues. The Rajin Cajun heads to the corner, making his way up to the top turnbuckle and waits for Jett to get up before he knocks him down with a Diving Back Elbow. LeRoux goes for another pin but Jett brings his shoulder up.

    Jett is stood up and LeRoux irish whips him to the ropes...only for Jett to hit a Handspring Back Elbow on him. LeRoux comes to his feet and Jett charges at him but The Ragin Cajun drops down, pulling the top rope down with him, and Jett goes flying over the top rope to the outside on his momentum. LeRoux climbs to the top turnbuckle and once Jett is back up on his feet at ringside, LeRoux crashes down on top of Jett with a Diving Somersault Senton outside the ring.

    Lash gets back to his feet and poses for the crowd who are buzzing for the Diving Somersault Senton off the top turnbuckle. LeRoux drags Jett up but gets tackled back into the ring apron. Jett backs up into the aisle a few feet away from LeRoux as The Ragin Cajun leans back against the ring apron.

    JETT CHARGES TOWARDS LEROUX AND LEROUX BACK BODY DROPS JASON...BUT JETT HANDSPRINGS ONTO THE RING APRON AND REBOUNDS OFF THE RING ROPES, CATCHING LEROUX WITH A DDT TO THE FLOOR!

    Jett picks LeRoux up off the floor and rolls him back into the ring. Jett climbs onto the ring apron, waiting for LeRoux to reach his feet. Jett slings himself over the top rope with a flip back into the ring, taking LeRoux down with the Afterburner. Jett hooks his leg for a pin but The Ragin Cajun kicks out before three.

    The Cruiserweight Champion, Shane Helms is shown watching the match backstage on a TV monitor in the locker room, having a keen interest in the undefeated Jason Jett.

    The camera goes back to the ring and Jett stands up, turning his back to LeRoux. Jett goes for a Standing Moonsault but LeRoux gets his knees up, driving them into Jason's stomach. LeRoux gets Jason up off the mat, tucks his head between his legs and underhooks both arms. LeRoux hits a Double Underhook Backbreaker on Jett. LeRoux dares Skyfire to get back up, waiting on him to rise. LeRoux goes for the Whiplash 2000 but Jett shoves him forward to the ropes. Jett catches him bouncing off the ropes with a Spin Kick to the gut and sets up for The Crash Landing. LeRoux twists out of it though and nails Jett with a Step Up Enziguri.

    LeRoux lifts Jett off the mat and picks him up on his shoulders in a fireman's carry, looking for the Whiplash. Jett slips down behind LeRoux though and quickly turns him around, drilling him with a kick to the gut and Jett flings him up into the air for THE CRASH LANDING!

    Jett hooks his leg for the three, bringing the streak up to 11 - 0.

    Winner: Jason Jett (5.30)

    We get a replay of Bam Bam Bigelow turning on Hugh Morrus last week to reunite with Shane Douglas and Chris Candido, bringing back The Triple Threat.

    Match Two
    Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Hugh Morrus

    The turncoat Bigelow makes his entrance first to a chorus of boos from the Pepsi Center. Soon as Hugh Morrus' music hits, The Laughing Man charges down to the ring and wastes no time going straight for Bigelow, getting into an intense slugfest with him.

    Morrus gets the better of Bigelow, rocking him back into the corner with his shots. The referee gets inbetween both men to try and pull Morrus off Bigelow, who's pounding away at Bigelow nonstop. Bigelow rakes Morrus' eyes behind the ref's back as the official pulls Morrus back a little bit. Bigelow charges out of the corner and takes Morrus down with a mean Lariat.

    The Beast From The East stomps away at Morrus before he mounts him and rains punches upon his face. Bigelow gets off Morrus and runs to the ropes, crashing down on top of Morrus with a Running Senton. Bigelow hooks Morrus' leg for the pin but Hugh kicks out after two. Bigelow stands Morrus to his feet and irish whips him to the corner. Bigelow charges at Morrus, sandwiching him with a Body Avalanche. Bigelow pulls Morrus out of the corner and tries scooping him up for The Greetings From Asbury Park but Morrus slips down behind Bigelow and turns him around, nailing him with some heavy rights. Morrus hits the ropes, knocking Bigelow down with a Jumping Shoulder Block.

    Morrus waits for him to get up and irish whips Bigelow to the corner. Morrus follows up with a Corner Clothesline to Bigelow before he steps up on the second turnbuckle, standing over Bigelow, and makes him eat 10 Corner Punches to the face. Morrus climbs down from the second turnbuckle after the tenth & final punch and Hip-Tosses Bigelow out of the corner like he's a Cruiserweight. Morrus goes for the pin on Bigelow but Bam Bam raises his shoulder up.

    Morrus drags Bigelow up to his feet and attempts an irish whip but The Beast From The East reverses and runs him over with a Body Block. Bigelow screams at Morrus to get up, cursing him out, and nails him with a Jumping Enziguri, the same move he used when he turned on him last week. Bigelow ascends the top turnbuckle and hits the Diving Headbutt on Hugh Morrus. Bigelow covers Morrus and The Laughing Man surprises The Beast From The East with a kick out. Bigelow looks up at the referee bug-eyed, yelling it should've been three but the ref tells him it was two.

    Bigelow raises Morrus up...and Morrus clobbers him in the face with some big punches. Morrus pulls out a Dropkick on Bigelow, showing Bigelow is not the only athletic big man in this match. Bigelow gets up and Morrus tackles him into the corner, barging into his mid-section with Shoulder Thrusts. Morrus backs away from Bigelow and then charges at him, only to eat his boot, making him stumble back. Bigelow charges out of the corner...and Morrus snaps him up for a huge Powerslam to the mat. Morrus immediately hooks the leg for a pin but Bigelow shocks him with a kick out of his own.

    Bigelow gets picked up and Morrus tucks his head between his legs, setting up for a Powerbomb. The Beast From The East counters with a Back Body Drop though and makes his way to the corner, climbing to the top turnbuckle with his back turned to Hugh Morrus. Bigelow reaches the top turnbuckle.

    BIGELOW GOES FOR A MOONSAULT...BUT MORRUS ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY CAUSING THE BEAST FROM THE EAST TO CRASH STOMACH-FIRST ON THE MAT!

    Morrus rises up to his feet, seeing Bigelow down. Morrus looks to the corner and heads over there himself, ascending the top turnbuckle now with his back turned to Bigelow.

    UNLIKE BIGELOW, MORRUS SUCCESSFULLY LANDS HIS MOONSAULT AKA NO LAUGHING MATTER ON BIGELOW!

    Just as Morrus pins Bigelow, Shane Douglas and Chris Candido come rushing down the aisle.

    THE REFEREE IS ABOUT TO SLAP THE MAT FOR A THREE...UNTIL HUGH MORRUS GETS YANKED UNDERNEATH THE BOTTOM ROPE BY SHANE DOUGLAS AND CHRIS CANDIDO, PULLING HIM OUT OF THE RING!

    DOUGLAS AND CANDIDO ATTACK MORRUS OUTSIDE THE RING CAUSING A DISQUALIFICATION FOR BAM BAM BIGELOW!


    Winner by DQ: Hugh Morrus (4.42)

    Post-Match: Douglas and Candido continue double teaming Morrus at ringside...until The Laughing Man starts fighting back, blasting away at both Douglas and Candido. Morrus knocks Douglas and Candido down with punches. Bigelow slides out of the ring and clubs Morrus from behind, allowing Douglas & Candido to get up and escape as they start running to the back. Bigelow tries to irish whip Morrus into the guardrail but Morrus reverses, sending Bigelow into the guardrail instead. Morrus chases Douglas and Candido to the back, disappearing behind the curtain. The live shot stays in the arena for awhile as everybody waits for a cameraman to pick up what's happening in the back.

    Finally, the camera goes to the back where we see Hugh Morrus has caught up with Shane Douglas & Chris Candido, rocking them both with more punches. Morrus tosses Candido onto a nearby Table and then grabs a Chair, threatening to hit Douglas with it as The Franchise slides back on the concrete floor, begging Morrus for mercy. Morrus continues approaching Douglas, raising his Chair up to hit him. However, Morrus gets knocked down from behind by Bam Bam Bigelow, who appears from out of nowhere. Douglas & Candido get back up to their feet and drag Hugh Morrus over to an equipment crate that's nearby. Douglas bashes Morrus' face off the equipment crate before Candido opens up the lid of the crate. Both Douglas and Candido place Hugh Morrus' arm inside the opened crate as Bam Bam Bigelow stands some feet away from them.

    BAM BAM BIGELOW CHARGES FORWARD...AND SLAMS THE LID OF THE EQUIPMENT CRATE DOWN ON HUGH MORRUS' ARM, CRUSHING HIS ARM!

    Hugh Morrus cries out in a world of pain, feeling his arm snap. He can't even move, feeling paralyzed from the tremendous amount of agony he's going through. The Triple Threat take pleasure in his misery though as Douglas laughs at him and Bigelow taunts him, saying "Now that's humourous!" Douglas, Candido and Bigelow high five each other before they walk away continuing to laugh at Hugh Morrus. The scene ends with road agents and medical staff running in to attend to Hugh Morrus as he holds his broken arm.

    Match Three
    Winning team receives a future title shot at the World Tag Team Championship
    Triple Threat Tag Team Elimination Match
    KroniK vs. The Harris Brothers vs. The Mamalukes


    Time for all 3 teams to settle their war with one becoming the next contenders for the World Tag Team Titles.

    Big Vito and Brian Adams start out, going back and forth with each other in the opening minutes of the match. Adams gains the upper hand over Vito with a Tilt-A-Whirl Slam and continues to work over him until he tags out to his partner, Bryan Clark. Clark continues the momentum for KroniK until Vito tags out to Johnny The Bull and The Bull enters the ring with a Springboard Clothesline to Bryan Clark, turning the match into a back and forth again as Clark does battle with Johnny.

    Clark catches Johnny with a Big Boot to the face...and Ron Harris blind tags Bryan Clark from behind, tagging himself in. Harris and Clark go face to face, forcing the referee to step in & break them up. Clark goes back to his corner while Ron goes for the pin on Johnny. Johnny kicks out though. Ron pounds away at Johnny until The Bull mounts a comeback against him. We see more sneakiness as Brian Adams tags Johnny's back, making himself the legal man and the two almost come to blows as a result.

    Adams and Ron go at it until Big Ron tags out to his brother Heavy D, who picks up where Ron left off with Adams. Adams eventually tags back out to Bryan Clark. Adams gets knocked off the ring apron by Don Harris and after Clark finishes duking it out with Heavy D, Clark tags in Johnny. Johnny finds himself getting pummelled by Don Harris and Big Vito extends his hand out to his partner for a tag...but Ron Harris jumps down from the ring apron and runs around ringside, grabbing Vito's ankle, yanking him off the ring apron before Johnny can make a tag to him.

    Ron Harris joins his brother in the ring, double teaming Johnny The Bull. The Harris Brothers knock both KroniK members off the ring apron before they go back to working on Johnny together. Both Harris Brothers irish whip Johnny to the ropes, looking for a Double Clothesline, but Johnny ducks under their arms and takes them both down with a Double Jumping Clothesline. Big Vito recovers and climbs back on the ring apron in time, extending his hand out again for a tag. Johnny finally makes a tag to Vito, who charges in and slugs away at both Ron and Don. Johnny joins in to help his partner and together The Mamalukes beat on The Harris Brothers.

    Don Harris gets taken down with a Double Flapjack by The Mamalukes. Ron charges at Vito & Johnny but he gets sent over the top rope with a Double Back Body Drop.

    The Mamalukes beat up Don Harris in the ring while KroniK beat up Ron Harris outside the ring.

    KRONIK PLANT RON HARRIS WITH HIGH TIMES ON THE OUTSIDE FLOOR!

    Meanwhile in the ring, Big Vito holds out Don Harris in his arms with a Bearhug and Johnny The Bull heads up to the top turnbuckle.

    THE MAMALUKES HIT A VEG-O-MATIC ON DON HARRIS!

    Vito covers Don Harris and KroniK stand outside the ring, allowing the pinfall to take place, choosing not to interfere.

    The Harris Brothers are eliminated by The Mamalukes

    Adams & Clark get back in the ring as it comes down to just KroniK and The Mamalukes.

    Both teams get it on instantly as punches start flying between all four men.

    KroniK and The Mamalukes take their fight outside the ring, spending some time brawling at ringside before they take the action back in the ring.

    It's competitive between both teams as they tag in and out. Vito and Bryan Clark end up knocking each other down with simultaneous Clotheslines and both men lay on the mat for awhile as their partners extend their hands out to them. Vito and Clark begin stirring and slowly crawl towards their partners, eventually tagging in Johnny and Adams.

    The match breaks down with all four men slugging it out.

    Johnny The Bull gets knocked out of the ring, leaving Vito alone to fight Clark and Adams on his own. KroniK outnumber Vito though and plant him on the mat with a Powerbomb + Diving Clothesline combo with Clark performing the Powerbomb portion and Adams hitting the Diving Clothesline portion.

    Johnny The Bull slides back into the ring to take the fight to Adams and Clark. His partner is out from the Powerbomb + Diving Clothesline combo. Unfortunately for Johnny, KroniK are too much for him aswell and...

    KRONIK HIT HIGH TIMES ON JOHNNY THE BULL!

    Brian Adams hooks the leg, pinning Johnny to put KroniK next in line for a shot at the World Tag Team Titles.

    The Mamalukes are eliminated by KroniK

    Winners and receiving a World Tag Team Title shot at a later date: KroniK (7.28)

    Commercial Break

    *Kanyon Theme*

    In-Ring: The Innovator Of Offense makes his way down to the ring, proudly wearing his new "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" shirt. He has a mic in hand as he enters the ring with a big smile on his face and Kanyon turns to the fans to ask "WHO'S...NOT...BETTA THAN KANYON?", confusing the crowd as they don't know what to respond back with. Kanyon outsmarted them this time and takes pleasure in it, calling them a bunch of morons. The only thing the crowd can respond back with is boos as Kanyon continues to mock them. Kanyon goes on to say that Jason Jett isn't the only one undefeated around here as he hasn't lost once since he started up the "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" Open Challenge last month. Kanyon says that tonight he's going to continue to go undefeated and prove that he's better than everybody else, issuing a "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" Open Challenge to anyone in the back. Kanyon puts his mic down on the mat, takes off his shirt, and waits for someone to come out & accept.

    Kanyon continues to wait and wait, waving someone, anyone to come down and accept the challenge.

    *Meng Theme*

    Kanyon shits himself upon seeing Meng come out from behind the curtains, making him wish he can take the challenge back. The last person he expected to accept his challenge is the Tongan monster. Meng has struck immense fear in Kanyon, who stands frozen in the ring. Meng walks down to the ring like a wild beast, throwing punches and kicks at the camera. Kanyon turns to the referee and Dave Penzer, trying to get out of the match but it's too late as Meng enters the ring and stands across from Kanyon.

    Match Four
    "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" Open Challenge
    Kanyon vs. Meng


    Kanyon offers his hand out to Meng for a handshake, trying to convince Meng into taking it easy on him. Meng just stares at Kanyon's hand though as if the concept of a handshake is lost on him. Once Kanyon realizes a handshake won't work, he turns around and tries to run out of the ring...but Meng grabs him by the hair and pulls him back into the middle of the ring, starting to tee off on Kanyon.

    Unlike previous "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" Challenges, which have been competitive matches, Kanyon is thrown around the ring and beat on in dominant fashion by Meng.

    Kanyon throws his best shots back at Meng but the Tongan no sells his shots and pummels him with numerous Headbutts, Throat Thrusts, Chops and Martial-Art Kicks. Meng grabs Kanyon by the neck with both hands and lifts him up in the air, holding him up for awhile before tossing him down on the mat with a Two Handed Chokeslam.

    Kanyon rolls out underneath the bottom rope, trying to leave up the aisle, but Meng climbs out of the ring and chases him up the aisle, catching him. Meng drags Kanyon back down to the ring and throws him back in. Meng slides underneath the bottom rope and Kanyon takes advantage with a Knee Drop to Meng's back. Kanyon delivers more knees to Meng's back but the Tongan just absorbs the shots as he stands back up and continues to kick Kanyon's ass.

    Meng delivers a Superkick to Kanyon, knocking him down. Meng waits for Kanyon to get up as he sets up for his deadly finisher.

    MENG PUTS THE TONGAN DEATH GRIP ON KANYON!

    Meng looks like he's about to give Kanyon his first loss in this challenge as like many before him, Kanyon can't find a way out of this deadly nerve grip. Kanyon's arms flail about, trying to hold onto whatever life he has left. As Kanyon's arms continuing flailing about...the referee accidentally takes an arm to the face. The referee turns his back to Meng and Kanyon, holding his face. Kanyon is almost out.

    THE SANDMAN RUNS OUT FROM THE CROWD, JUMPING THE GUARDRAIL, AND SANDMAN SLIDES INTO THE RING WITH HIS SINGAPORE CANE...HITTING MENG IN THE BACK WITH HIS CANE!

    The shot with the Singapore Cane has no effect on Meng however. Meng releases the Tongan Death Grip on Kanyon and turns around causing The Sandman to bail the ring and leg it up the aisle with his Singapore Cane. Meng climbs out of the ring and chases Sandman to the back as the referee regains his senses in the ring and starts counting out Meng while Kanyon lays on the mat, lucky to have survived his final seconds in the Tongan Death Grip.

    Meng and Sandman have disappeared behind the curtain with the chase still going on. Kanyon is the only one left in the ring. And the referee eventually reaches 10, counting out Meng.

    Kanyon survives by a cunt hair and can still lay claim to being better than everybody else even though he doesn't look like a winner after facing Meng.

    Winner by Count Out: Kanyon (2.37)

    Tony Schiavone talks about the incident he mentioned at the beginning of the show that involved Dusty & Dustin Rhodes earlier today at a hotel. He says he's gonna show us that footage now and calls it "horrific".

    Earlier Today (Hotel): Dusty Rhodes is shown in his hotel room and there's a knock on the door. Dusty opens the door and it's his son Dustin Rhodes, who greets him.

    "Hey Dad!

    "Hey Son! How are you?"


    Dustin replies, "Good. You ready for the show tonight?"

    Dusty responds, "Yeah, I'm ready. Denver, Colorado. Pepsi Center, babay! We gonna get funky like a monkey all night long."

    Dustin says, "Let's do it."

    There's another knock at the door and Dustin asks, "Who's that?"

    Dusty answers, "I ordered room service. Thought I'd do some fine wining and dining before we go to the arena tonight. Get the door, will ya."

    Dustin goes to answer the door.

    AS SOON AS DUSTIN OPENS THE DOOR....HE GETS WHACKED IN THE HEAD BY A SILVER PLATTER!

    STEVE CORINO AND TERRY FUNK COME CHARGING THROUGH THE DOOR AND ATTACK DUSTY RHODES IN HIS HOTEL ROOM!


    Corino & Funk beat down Dusty Rhodes. The Rhodes patriach tries to fight back but Corino and Funk throw him into a Table, knocking the Table over along with champagne glasses. Terry Funk grabs a Lamp from another table and throws it down on Dusty Rhodes, smashing it to pieces over him. Dustin Rhodes tries to get up and help his father but Corino and Funk beat him down too, throwing Dustin into a portrait hanging on the wall, knocking the portrait down from the wall. Corino grabs a Champagne Bottle from off the room service cart that him and Funk wheeled up to Dusty's room.

    CORINO SCREAMS AT DUSTIN TO GET UP...BEFORE HE SMASHES THE CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE OVER HIS HEAD, KNOCKING HIM OUT COLD!

    Corino yells at Dusty, "You wanted room service? There's your room service, you fat son of a bitch."

    Funk stands besides Dusty, looking down at him, saying "That's right, Dusty. You wanna know the special tonight? Fireball!"

    FUNK SHOOTS A FIREBALL INTO DUSTY'S FACE!!!

    Dusty screams loudly, writhing in agony as he holds his face from getting blasted with the Fireball. Corino tells Funk they better leave and both men leave the hotel room before anyone catches them in the act, leaving The Rhodes laying amidst chaos.

    The footage ends and the camera cuts back to Tony Schiavone & Jerry Lawler in the arena. Tony calls Funk and Corino's actions "deplorable and disgraceful". Lawler is a bit sympathetic too, saying he's had his share of problems with The Rhodes over the years but there's a line you don't cross and Funk & Corino crossed it when they invaded Dusty Rhodes' hotel room. Tony says as soon as Dusty and Dustin were found in their hotel room, they were immediately rushed to the local hospital. Schiavone informs us that thankfully Dusty didn't receive any permanent damage from the Fireball he took and that Dustin is fine too but both men have demanded retribution against Steve Corino and Terry Funk. They want them both in the ring. Therefore Eric Bischoff has made the decision to book Dustin and Dusty Rhodes against Steve Corino and Terry Funk at Slamboree in a Texas Tornado Tag Team Match!

    Match Five
    Rhino vs. Hacksaw Jim Duggan

    Rhino and Duggan start trading blows as soon as the bell rings.

    Duggan ducks a punch from Rhino and continues firing away at him, rocking him back against the ropes. Duggan attempts an irish whip but Rhino reverses, sending Duggan across the ring. Rhino catches Duggan coming off the ropes with a waistlock and plants him with a Belly To Belly Suplex.

    Duggan gets to his feet in the corner and Rhino charges at him...but receives a boot to the face. Duggan Scoop Slams Rhino before he moves back over to the corner and bends down, touching the mat, setting up for the Three Point Stance Clothesline.

    Duggan waits for Rhino to get up across the opposite corner from him. Rhino ascends to his feet and turns around.

    DUGGAN CHARGES FORWARD FOR THE THREE POINT STANCE CLOTHESLINE...BUT RHINO ALSO COMES AT HIM FULL SPEED...AND CATCHES DUGGAN FIRST WITH THE GORE!

    Rhino hooks Duggan's leg, beating the long time veteran in under 1 minute.

    Winner: Rhino (0.52)

    Post-Match: Rhino doesn't bother celebrating as he immediately demands a mic from outside. Rhino gets handed a mic and looks into the camera, addressing Goldberg.

    "Goldberg, I know you're supposed to have your match later. Don't worry about me coming after you like last week. I'll let you have your match. But I gotta little challenge I wanna throw out to you. You see, I just beat this broken down has-been here in under 1 minute. I wanna see if you can beat your opponent quicker than I beat Duggan. I'm challenging you to try and beat my match time. Let's see who's stronger, who's more dominant, who can run through their opponents faster. I'll be watching closely!"

    Rhino throws his mic down and raises his arms in the air, roaring at the camera. The Man-Beast then climbs out of the ring and leaves up the aisle, heading to the back.

    Tony Schiavone talks about the little "Beat The Clock" challenge set by Rhino for Goldberg, calling it an intriguing challenge. Tony says Goldberg was supposed to compete last week but his match got cancelled after Rhino's backstage attack during his entrance. Tony says his match has been rescheduled for this week and it will definitely happen as Rhino just promised Goldberg he won't have to look over his shoulder for him. Before Tony can say anything else, he gets interrupted by a loud voice in the arena. The voice is calling out Sting's name and Tony Schiavone & Jerry Lawler look around to see who's talking.

    The camera cuts away from the commentators and we see Raven on the titantron, sitting down in some dark room backstage as he talks about Sting.

    "Sting. Last week, I needed to know why you call the rafters home. And now I see why. It's a platform where you can watch over the world as they commit atrocities and make fools of themselves. You think you can save those poor souls that sit down there in the crowd but you can't. It is you that needs saving from them. I offered you my help but you refused. Last week, you talked about me enjoying pain. You're right, I do enjoy pain. Pain is a gateway to my immortality. I am a human cancer and I enjoy inflicting my pain on others. You said I enjoyed the darkness, the loneliness. You wanna know what the difference is between a Raven and a Crow? Crows are social and audacious birds. They like being in human populated areas. It's habitats are urban areas and they adapt to their human surroundings. Whereas Ravens are less social and cautious birds. They settle down in wilder areas, so they can cherish their privacy. That's why all those Stingers out there connect to you. That's why you hang out in the rafters, so you can be near them and watch over them."

    Sting is shown standing in the Rafters, watching Raven's promo on the titantron. The camera cuts back to the titantron on Raven as he continues talking from wherever he is backstage.

    "Me, I prefer it down here in the Boiler Room where I'm all alone with my deepest darkest thoughts. No one to bother me as I cherish my privacy. Another difference between Ravens and Crows are that Ravens are much larger, bigger and more powerful birds. Ravens have a longer lifespan than Crows. They can last up to 30 years. A Crow only lasts about 8 years. And if you continue the way you're going, Sting, with this noble hero act, putting your faith and trust in those empty vessels you call "Stingers", you won't even make it to your 8th year. Sting, I know you're looking for me. If you want me, maybe you'll have better luck finding me here than you did in the rafters last week. Maybe you'll even like it down here better than you do the rafters. Come out and play, Sting!"

    Raven disappears off the titantron, having revealed the Boiler Room as his location. Sting runs off, leaving the Rafters to go find Raven in the Boiler Room as Raven continues playing cat and mouse games with The Stinger.

    Match Six
    Ric Flair vs. Cash

    During Ric Flair's entrance, Tony Schiavone mentions that Flair has accepted Jeff Jarrett's challenge from Thunder for a Submission Match at Slamboree!

    Flair and Cash start out scientific as they reverse holds and submissions on each other.

    Flair being the long time veteran, gets the better of Cash in the technical department causing Cash to slap The Nature Boy out of frustration. Flair starts lighting up Cash's chest with chops and more stinging chops. Flair irish whips Cash to the corner...and Cash runs up to the top turnbuckle, catching Flair with a Corkscrew Senton off the top. Cash goes for a pin but only gets two.

    Cash begins to rely on his aerial skills, bringing him more success against Naitch. Flair brings his other skills into the match to gain the advantage back, his dirty wrestling as Cash gets poked in the eyes and mule kicked in the groin behind the ref's back. Flair batters Cash with more chops, turning his chest red. Flair struts around and "Woo's" at the top of his voice, having fun in the ring at the expense of Cash's misery.

    During an exchange between the two, Cash catches Flair with an Enziguri to the back of his head, making Flair drop to the floor with a Flair Flop.

    Cash heads up to the top turnbuckle, challenging Flair to get up as he waits for him. Cash jumps off the top turnbuckle...but Flair catches him coming with a chop to the chest, dropping him like a sack of potatoes.

    Flair waits for Cash to get up before delivering a Chop Block to the back of his leg. Flair picks up Cash and hits a Kneebreaker on him.

    FLAIR HOLDS UP CASH'S LEG...WOO'S...AND APPLIES A FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK ON CASH!

    Cash tries to hang in but eventually gives in to the pain & torture, tapping out to the Figure Four.

    Winner: Ric Flair (4.11)

    Post-Match: The referee raises Flair's arm and The Nature Boy celebrates, "Woo'ing" to the crowd who "WOO!" back. While Naitch continues celebrating, Jamie Knoble sneaks down the aisle like a quiet mouse and slides into the ring, attacking Flair from behind. Cash recovers and joins in on the attack as both Cruiserweights put the boots to Flair. As they continue double teaming The Nature Boy...Arn Anderson sprints out from the back. Knoble and Cash go for The Enforcer but Arn puts them both down with Double A Spinebusters. Arn checks on his best friend, trying to help him up to his feet. Jeff Jarrett races to the ring with his acoustic equalizer in hand. Jarrett enters the ring, coming up behind Arn.

    JARRETT WAITS FOR ARN TO TURN AROUND...AND CRACKS DOUBLE A OVER THE HEAD WITH HIS GUITAR!

    Jarrett picks up Arn's leg and mocks Flair with a "Woo".

    JARRETT PUTS THE FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK ON ARN ANDERSON!

    Double A screams and taps out on the mat. Knoble & Cash get back up and stomp Arn while Jarrett still has him trapped in the Figure Four. Ric Flair grabs a Chair from outside and slides into the ring with it. Jarrett sees Flair coming with the Chair and immediately releases the Figure Four on Arn, bailing the ring with Cash and Jamie Knoble. Flair stares at Jarrett, Cash and Knoble, threatening them with the Chair as all 3 men retreat up the aisle together. Flair curses at Jarrett from the ring and Jarrett mouths some bad things back to him from the aisle. Jarrett makes a promise to submit Flair to the Figure Four this Sunday at Slamboree. Flair checks on Arn as the camera cuts away to the back.

    Backstage: Sting finally arrives at the door of the Boiler Room where he finds a note plastered on the door that reads "QUOTE THE RAVEN, NEVERMORE!" Sting rips the note off the door and crunches the paper up before throwing it away. Sting opens the door to the Boiler Room and walks into the creepy dank environment, searching for Raven. Unfortunately he can't find Raven, who has disappeared once again. Sting comes upon a rather disturbing sight though as he looks down at the floor and sees an actual Raven standing next to the corpse of a dead Crow. Shouldn't take a genius to figure out which birds represent which person. The dead Crow gets blurred out for the viewers at home. Sting stares down at the two birds, looking disgusted by what he sees, mainly for the corpse of the dead Crow.

    Commercial Break

    Before we get to the next match, Tony Schiavone issues an apology to any offended viewers at home for the previous scene that took place in the Boiler Room before the commercial break, apologizing for the corpse of the dead Crow. Tony calls Raven (the wrestler) a "sick minded individual" and says he will be dealt with for his actions.

    Match Seven
    Diamond Dallas Page vs. The Total Package

    The bell rings and The Total Package flexes his muscles in front of DDP, showing off with an arrogant smile on his face. The crowd boo Luger and DDP smirks at him before he wipes the smile off his face with a punch. DDP continues decking The Total Package in the face and then whips him to the ropes. DDP goes for a kick but Luger catches his foot in his hands. Luger spins DDP around...and Page takes him down with a Discus Clothesline.

    DDP waits for Package to stand up and hits an Inverted Atomic Drop on him. Page throws a series of jabs at his face before knocking him down with a Haymaker. Luger rolls out of the ring, trying to catch a break. But Page has other ideas as he slings himself over the top rope, landing on top of Luger with a Pescado, knocking him down. Page lifts The Total Package to his feet and bashes his face off the Steel Steps.

    Luger staggers around the ring and DDP follows him...only to get a knee to the gut. The Total Package takes control of the match now as he scoops DDP up and drops him face-first on the commentators desk. Luger then Suplexes Page on the ringside floor. Package picks DDP up off the floor and rolls him back into the ring, going for a cover. DDP kicks out of the pin.

    Luger brings DDP to a vertical base and lifts him up in the air, pressing him over his head. Luger holds him up for a bit before dropping him on the mat with a Military Press Slam. Flexy Lexy poses for the crowd some more and they respond back to him with boos. DDP picks himself up and Luger applies a Bearhug on him, wrapping his big arms around his waist. DDP feels the energy draining from him as Package squeezes him tighter. The crowd begin chanting for DDP, slowly injecting some life back into him as Page raises his arms in the air, digging down for new found strength. Page punches his way out of the Bearhug and hits the ropes...only to get caught with a Kitchen Sink to his mid-section.

    Luger goes for the pin and Page gets his shoulder up. Luger pulls DDP up off the mat and attempts an irish whip but DDP reverses...and catches him for a Spinning Sleeper Slam. DDP heads up to the top, waiting for Luger to stand up. DDP delivers a Diving Clothesline to Luger.

    DDP rises to his feet and throws up the Diamond hand gesture, signalling for the Diamond Cutter.

    As Page waits on Luger to get up...

    Buff Bagwell appears on the titantron, walking down the Hallway backstage. DDP turns around to watch, looking puzzled. Buff comes upon a locker room which has a label hanging on the door that reads "DDP", clearly being DDP's locker room. Buff opens the door and enters DDP's locker room...finding his wife Kimberly there. Kimberly tells Buff to get out and Buff tells her to calm down, calling her baby. Buff closes the door behind him and Kimberly's screams can be heard coming from behind the closed door.

    DDP's face turns to horror back in the arena and Page climbs out of the ring, quickly running up the aisle to the back to rescue his wife from Bagwell. No one knows what is going on backstage but the referee starts counting out Page back in the ring. Luger stands up by the time the referee reaches the count of 10, awarding the win to The Total Package.

    Winner by Count Out: The Total Package (3.46)

    Post-Match/Backstage: DDP is seen running through the Hallway to his locker room backstage, calling out his wife's name. DDP reaches the door of his locker room and opens the door, expecting to find Bagwell there with Kimberly...but DDP finds Kimberly all alone on the floor, looking terrified. DDP asks where Bagwell is and Kimberly tells her husband that he's gone. DDP kneels down besides his wife, comforting her, asking if she's okay. Page realizes it was just a set up by Totally Buff, getting him counted out, playing with his head some more by toying with his wife.

    Match Eight
    Goldberg vs. Crowbar (w/ David Flair and Daffney)

    Crowbar, David Flair and Daffney hardly receive any reaction coming down to the ring. The crowd explode for Goldberg in his entrance and the commentators make a big deal out of whether Goldberg can beat Rhino's match time of 52 seconds from earlier.

    Once the bell rings, Daffney gets on the ring apron, distracting the referee and Goldberg. David Flair passes his crowbar weapon to Crowbar from outside.

    CROWBAR CHARGES UP BEHIND GOLDBERG, NAILING HIM IN THE BACK WITH THE CROWBAR WEAPON!

    Crowbar throws the weapon back out to David Flair and starts punching Goldberg in the face. Crowbar tries an irish whip but Goldberg reverses with a knee to Crowbar's gut and Goldberg hurls him across the ring with a Pumphandle Suplex. Daffney still has the referee distracted on the ring apron and David Flair slides into the ring with the crowbar.

    DAVID TRIES TO HIT GOLDBERG WITH THE CROWBAR WEAPON...BUT GOLDBERG SEES HIM COMING...AND STRIKES HIM DOWN WITH A SPEAR!

    David rolls out of the ring, holding his mid-section. Goldberg confronts Daffney face to face. Daffney screams at Goldberg and Goldberg roars back at her like a Lion, scaring Daffney off the ring apron. Crowbar is getting up across the ring from Goldberg and Da Man turns around, waiting for him to reach his feet.

    GOLDBERG CHARGES AT CROWBAR, CUTTING HIM IN HALF WITH THE SPEAR!

    Goldberg scoops him off the mat and lifts him up in the air.

    JACKHAMMER!

    Goldberg hooks Crowbar's leg for the full three count, beating Rhino's earlier match time by just one second.

    Winner: Goldberg (0.51)

    We get a replay from last week of Ken Shamrock's attack on Ernest Miller backstage followed by him dragging Ms. Jones out to the arena, slapping an Ankle Lock on her in the ring, leading to her being taken away in an Ambulance. Once the replay finishes, Tony takes us to the split screen interview he has scheduled with Ken Shamrock and Ernest Miller, introducing both of his guests at this time.

    Titantron (Split Screen Interview): Both Ken Shamrock and Ernest Miller pop up on the titantron, sitting in different studio rooms. Shamrock has a dead serious look on his face and holds the US Title on his lap. Miller is calm but is also desperate to get his hands on Shamrock for Ms. Jones.

    Tony welcomes both men, thanking them for taking the time to do this interview. Tony asks Cat how Ms. Jones is doing.

    Miller responds, "She's doing fine, Tony. She's out of the hospital and resting up. She'll be back soon enough."

    Shamrock butts in, sarcastically asking "How's her ankle?"

    Millers answers, "Don't worry about her ankle, Shamrock. Worry about my feet cause I'm gonna use them to knock you out in 6 days at Slamboree."

    Shamrock replies, "Don't count on it. You won't get a chance. Cause just like Jones, I'm gonna hurt you with the Ankle Lock and send you to the hospital too."

    Tony interrupts both men, setting up his second question as he says that both men are renowned fighters. Schiavone mentions that Ernest Miller comes from a Karate background and that Ken Shamrock comes from a MMA background. Tony says they're decorated in their fields, having won numerous championships. Tony asks them what kind of contest they will put on at Slamboree considering their styles? Will it be a wrestling match or a fight?

    Shamrock responds to Tony's question, "It's not gonna be a wrestling match. It's not even gonna be a fight. It's gonna be a straight up mauling for The Cat."

    Miller cuts Shamrock off, "You can throw out all the threats you want, Shamrock. Your UFC background doesn't scare me, punk. As far as I'm concerned, you're just another Tank Abbott around here and where is that fool now? Does beating up a woman make you feel tough? Or have you got something against brothas and sistas? I mean just look at who you've targeted and put in the hospital so far: Booker T, Stevie Ray, M.I. Smooth, Ms. Jones and now you wanna put me there too."

    Shamrock laughs at Miller trying to pull the race card on him, "Don't even try it. Don't even try to pull that crap on me. The reason I put them all in the hospital is simple, they were in my Zone. And when you get in my Zone, you get taken out. Cat, I'll give you your due, you're a World Karate and Kickboxing Champion. But I'm The World's Most Dangerous Man. I've won multiple titles in MMA, Wrestling. Within a few weeks of my arrival here, I took the United States Championship away from Booker T. Cat, you've been in the company many years now and how many titles have you won? That's right, none."

    Miller replies, "You're right, Shamrock. I haven't won a title here yet. But this Sunday, I will win my first title when I whoop you. I'll become the new United States Champion. And when I do....Somebody Call My Momma!"

    Shamrock cuts in, "Not a good idea. You wouldn't want her to see what I do to you. And before I go, Cat, I wanna leave you with an example of what's going to happen to you at Slamboree..."

    Shamrock stands up off his Chair and punches out the camera on his side of his screen, turning the side of his screen black as the feed cuts out. Miller just laughs on his side of the screen though, not intimidated by Shamrock's actions. Tony thanks The Cat for his time, bringing the interview to an end.

    Match Nine
    (Main Event)

    8-Man Tag Team Match
    The Impact Players and 3 Count vs. The Filthy Animals and Chuck Palumbo & Sean O' Haire


    Lance Storm and Billy Kidman begin the match for their teams. Both men trade chops with each other until Kidman gets his eyes raked by the Canadian. Storm takes control of the match and puts Kidman down with a Calf Kick, going for the pin right after but the Cruiserweight Tag Team Champion kicks out.

    Storm tags out to Credible, who keeps the momentum going for his team against Kidman. Credible makes the mistake of popping Kidman up in the air as Kidman catches him with a mid-air Dropkick. Kidman makes a tag to Rey Misterio, who leaps up on the top rope for a Springboard Hurricarana to Credible. Misterio follows up with a rana pin on Credible but Shannon Moore runs in, breaking up the pin. Misterio delivers a number of kicks to Credible and shoots to the ropes...but gets caught with a Back Elbow to the face. Credible starts dominating Rey from this point on and plants him with a Delayed Vertical Suplex. Shannon asks for a tag and Credible tags him in.

    Shannon gets his shots in on Rey. Misterio makes a short comeback against Shannon until he gets kneed in the back by Evan Karagias from the ring apron as he runs to the ropes. Shannon tags in Evan Karagias. Rey makes another comeback on Evan and this time tags out to Chuck Palumbo, who knocks Evan down with a Lariat as soon as he charges into the ring. Palumbo picks Evan up and tosses him across the ring with The Chuck Deluxe. Shannon tags himself in and jumps up on the top rope, landing a Springboard Dropkick to Palumbo's chest, but it hardly has any effect on his bigger foe as he remains standing on his feet and Shannon crashes down on his back. Shannon keeps trying to put Palumbo down, blasting him with forearms, but Palumbo presses him over his head with ease and Gorilla Press Throws him onto Evan Karagias, who charges into the ring.

    Palumbo tags out to O' Haire, who takes Shannon Moore and Evan Karagias down with a Double Ridge Hand Clothesline. O' Haire throws Karagias out of the ring and goes back to work on Shannon, picking him up on his shoulders in a fireman's carry and O' Haire plants him on the mat with a Fireman's Carry Facebuster aka an F5. O' Haire pins Moore but Lance Storm rushes in and kicks O' Haire off, breaking up the pin. Shannon tags out to Lance Storm, who climbs up on the second turnbuckle, waiting for O' Haire to get up. Storm jumps off, looking for a Double Axe Handle, but O' Haire catches him with an Inverted Atomic Drop. O' Haire continues beating on Storm for awhile until he gets distracted by Justin Credible and Storm takes advantage, hitting a Spinning Wheel Kick to the back of O' Haire's head. Storm almost puts O' Haire away with a Northern Lights Suplex.

    Storm irish whips O' Haire to the corner and O' Haire runs up the turnbuckles, performing a backflip off the top turnbuckle, landing behind Storm and O' Haire takes Storm down with a Spinning Legsweep before he tags out to Rey Misterio. Misterio is too quick for Storm to catch at first, putting him down with some of his best aerial stuff. However, Misterio goes for a springboard maneuver and Storm catches him coming off with a Superkick to the face. Storm goes for the pin on Rey but it gets broken up by Billy Kidman. Storm takes a page out of Tully Blanchard's book and hits a Slingshot Suplex on Rey before he tags out to Justin Credible.

    The match has shifted in the heel team's favor as they keep Rey in the ring for a long time, tagging in and out, taking turns to weaken him down and they prevent him from making a tag to any of his partners any time he crawls towards them to try and make a tag.

    Storm puts Misterio in the Canadian Maple Leaf. Misterio gets support from his partners as they encourage him to fight to the bottom rope and Misterio slowly crawls towards the bottom rope, grabbing it for a rope break. Misterio crawls to his partners, who all have their hands extended out, trying to make a tag to any one of them but Storm grabs his leg, pulling him back into the opposing team's corner and Storm tags out to Credible, who continues to target Misterio's leg. Credible scoops Misterio up on his shoulder for That's Incredible but Rey slips down behind Justin and turns around, jumping forward to make a tag to Sean O' Haire.

    O' Haire comes charging into the ring and clocks Credible, knocking him down. Evan Karagias comes running into the ring and O' Haire scoops him up in his arms, throwing him up on his shoulders for a Sitout Powerbomb. Shannon Moore and Lance Storm come running into the ring and O' Haire takes care of them too, cleaning house.

    O' Haire poses for the crowd, taking his eyes off his foes for a second and Credible takes advantage, knocking O' Haire down from behind. Lance Storm, Evan Karagias and Shannon Moore join in to help Credible beat down O' Haire, leading to Chuck Palumbo, Rey Misterio and Billy Kidman entering the ring and attacking Credible, Storm, Karagias and Moore as the match breaks down.

    All 8 men fight each other in the ring. The babyface team get the better of the heel team and Storm, Credible, Evan and Shannon are placed in all four corners against the bottom turnbuckle.

    PALUMBO, O' HAIRE AND KIDMAN STAND BY AS REY MISTERIO DELIVERS A BRONCO BUSTER TO STORM...THEN CHARGES OVER AND DELIVERS A SECOND BRONCO BUSTER TO CREDIBLE...THEN HANDS ANOTHER BRONCO BUSTER TO EVAN...BEFORE GIVING A FOURTH AND FINAL BRONCO BUSTER TO SHANNON!

    Palumbo Clotheslines Evan Karagias and Shannon Moore out of the ring. Rey Misterio & Billy Kidman Double Dropkick Lance Storm out of the ring. Palumbo, Misterio and Kidman climb out of the ring to continue beating up Storm, Evan and Shannon outside, leaving O' Haire and Credible as the only two combatants in the ring since they are the legal men.

    Credible and O' Haire get into an exchange. Credible attempts a Tornado DDT but O' Haire throws him across the ring and drops Credible with a Superkick. O' Haire makes his way up to the top immediately and hits THE SEANTON BOMB on Credible.

    Sean covers Credible, getting the win for his team.

    Winners: The Filthy Animals and Chuck Palumbo & Sean O' Haire (8.03)

    Backstage: Goldberg is in the First Aid Room, getting treated by the doctor for a bruise on his back that was caused by the crowbar shot he took earlier in his match. The doctor tells Goldberg he'll be okay and that the bruise will heal up in a few days time. Goldberg thanks the doctor and gets ready to leave, turning around...

    RHINO COMES CHARGING INTO THE FIRST AID ROOM FROM OUT OF NOWHERE...AND SENDS GOLDBERG CRASHING THROUGH THE WALL OF THE FIRST AID ROOM WITH A POWERFUL GORE, BREAKING A LARGE HOLE IN THE WALL!

    Goldberg is layed out amongst the rubble of the broken wall and the doctor rushes over to attend to him, calling for help. Rhino beats his chest and raises his arms in the air, screaming "WHO'S DA FUCKING MAN NOW, GOLDBERG?!?!". A bunch of road agents and referees run into the First Aid Room with some of them checking on Goldberg and others blocking Rhino from Goldberg, yelling at Rhino to leave immediately.

    Commercial Break

    We're shown a replay of Rhino Goring Goldberg through the wall of the First Aid Room.

    Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler start running down the Slamboree card for this Sunday, announcing 3 new matches that have been made for the PPV - The Sandman will take on Meng in a Hardcore Match! Raven will face "The Icon" Sting! And "Da Man" Goldberg will do battle against "The Man-Beast" Rhino!

    Once the commentators finish hyping the Slamboree card, the camera cuts to the ring for the final segment of the night, the World Heavyweight Title Contract Signing between The Giant and Scott Steiner.

    In-Ring (World Heavyweight Title Contract Signing): Mean Gene is standing in the ring and the ring mat is decked out with fancy red carpet. A Table is set up in the middle of the ring covered completely with black cloth. A couple of Chairs on both sides of the Table. A contract attached to a clipboard sits on the Table with a pair of microphones and pens also laying on the Table.

    Mean Gene tells the audience it's time for the World Heavyweight Title Contract Signing and first introduces the World Heavyweight Champion, Scott Steiner

    *Scott Steiner Theme*

    The loud sirens start blaring on the PA system and the champion enters the arena with the World Title wrapped around his waist. Steiner comes out alone without Midajah, his brother Rick or Animal by his side. Big Poppa Pump gets into it with some front row hecklers on his way down the aisle, cussing them out. The champ gets into the ring and climbs the second turnbuckle, flexing his arms to the crowd. Steiner steps off the second turnbuckle and his music cuts off.

    Mean Gene now introduces the challenger, The Giant.

    No music plays out The Giant, just the sounds of the crowd's cheers as the big man calmly walks to the ring with his eyes locked on Scott Steiner. Giant climbs up on the ring apron and steps both legs over the top rope into the ring. Giant raises his hand in the air and roars, making a Chokeslam hand gesture to the Pepsi Center.

    Mean Gene asks both men to sit down at the Table. The Giant sits in his Chair on the left of the Table. Scott Steiner cusses out some more front row fans, giving them an "Up Yours" gesture before he sits down in his Chair on the right of Table, laying his World Title down on the Table. Gene tells both men he wants this Contract Signing to go smoothly and peacefully. Gene asks Giant to sign the contract first, passing the clipboard to him.

    Giant picks up his pen, about to sign. But then changes his mind, putting the pen down, and Giant picks his mic up to say something to Steiner across the Table from him.

    "Before I sign this contract. Scott, last week you listed off all those names you've defeated over the last year...and it's an impressive list. You've beaten a list of who's who in this company. But I've beaten those same guys and more. I've beaten the best WCW has to offer. And I've beaten the best the WWF had to offer. You've never faced anyone like me before. All the sits up and push ups in the world aren't gonna help you when you step in the ring with me. I'm 7 feet tall, 383 pounds. You're not gonna be able to lift me. But I'm gonna lift you. I'm gonna lift you high in the air and Chokeslam you straight to hell. And when I do, I'll become a 3-Time World Heavyweight Champion."

    The Giant puts pen to paper, signing his name on the contract. The Giant passes the clipboard to Scott, mean mugging the champ across the table. Steiner stands up off his Chair and picks up his Chair, throwing it out of the ring. The Giant also stands up and throws his Chair out of the ring. Steiner grabs his mic to respond back to Giant.

    "Giant, you've never done a sit up or a push up in your life otherwise you wouldn't be the fat bastard that you are right now. The only thing you've ever lifted is a knife and fork. You're 7 feet tall, huh? I didn't know they stack shit that high. You see, it doesn't matter how tall or big you are cause when I put you flat on your back at Slamboree, you're gonna be the same size as everyone else. You're right, I've never faced anyone like you before, that's why it's gonna be a pleasure to add your name to my list of victims. I'm gonna Suplex you and I'm gonna make you submit to The Steiner Recliner. And then I'm walking out still the greatest World Heavyweight Champion this business has ever seen."

    Scott Steiner picks up his pen, signing his name on the dotted line, making things official.

    Giant and Steiner stand across the Table, staring at each other as Mean Gene takes the contract and thanks both men for keeping their cool.

    Steiner cuts off Gene, "Shut the hell up, Gene. No one gives a rat's ass about you. Giant, I've got one more thing to say to you."

    The Giant is all ears, still standing across the Table from Steiner with his hands placed on the Table.

    "This!"

    STEINER STABS GIANT'S HAND WITH HIS PEN!

    The Giant roars in pain, grabbing his hand and Steiner throws the Table aside to punch Giant in the face while Mean Gene runs out of the ring with the contract. Steiner keeps blasting Giant in the face with more punches. Steiner waistlocks Giant, trying to Suplex him. Giant delivers a Headbutt to Steiner though, making him release his waistlock. Giant tries to shake off the pain from getting stabbed in the hand with the pen. Giant grabs Steiner by his throat with his other good hand, setting up for a Chokeslam.

    Rick Steiner and Road Warrior Animal run out to the ring and attack Giant from behind before he can hit the Chokeslam on Scott. Big Poppa Pump is in the corner, trying to catch his wind back while Rick and Animal beat on Giant together. Giant starts fighting back against Rick and Animal, teeing off on the both of them. While Giant is busy punching away at both Animal and Rick...

    SCOTT STEINER TURNS THE TABLE UPSIDE DOWN, REVEALING A LEAD PIPE TAPED UNDER THE TABLE...

    STEINER RIPS OFF THE TAPE, PULLING THE LEAD PIPE OFF!


    Giant floors both Animal & Rick with punches before he turns around and...

    SCOTT STEINER HITS GIANT ACROSS THE HEAD WITH THE LEAD PIPE, KNOCKING HIM DOWN!

    Scott raises his Lead Pipe up to the crowd as they heavily boo him around the arena. Animal and Rick both get back up to their feet.

    The Giant is moving around on the mat, disoriented from the shot with the Lead Pipe but not completely out. Scott Steiner sees Giant stirring on the mat and tells Rick & Animal to get the Table and set it upright, which they do.

    Giant slowly and groggily tries getting back up to his feet. Scott Steiner drops his Lead Pipe on the mat, waiting for Giant to reach his feet.

    The Giant wobbles and struggles, fighting to his feet...but finally stands up after some more effort.

    SCOTT STEINER DRIVES THE GIANT THROUGH THE TABLE WITH A T-BONE SUPLEX!

    Giant is knocked out, laying inbetween the broken halves of the Table.

    The Pepsi Center boo Scott, Rick and Animal nonstop as all 3 men look down at the unconscious Giant. Scott picks the World Heavyweight Title up off the mat and raises it over Giant's lifeless body. Steiner heads to the corner and climbs on the second turnbuckle, posing with the title as this go home episode of Nitro comes to a close with a pissed off crowd.

    Copyright 2001
    World Championship Wrestling Inc
    All Rights Reserved




    May 20th 2001

    Savvis Center
    St. Louis, Missouri


    World Heavyweight Championship
    Scott Steiner (c) vs. The Giant


    Sting vs. Raven

    Goldberg vs. Rhino

    The Insiders (Kevin Nash and Diamond Dallas Page) vs. Totally Buff (The Total Package and Buff Bagwell)

    Submission Match
    Ric Flair vs. Jeff Jarrett


    Texas Tornado Tag Team Match
    Dusty Rhodes and Dustin Rhodes vs. Steve Corino and Terry Funk


    United States Championship
    Ken Shamrock (c) vs. Ernest Miller


    World Tag Team Championship
    The Impact Players (Lance Storm and Justin Credible) (c) vs. Chuck Palumbo and Sean O' Haire


    Hardcore Match
    The Sandman vs. Meng


    Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship
    The Filthy Animals (Billy Kidman and Rey Misterio Jr.) (c) vs. 3 Count (Shannon Moore and Evan Karagias)
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    Re: WCW 2001 (WCW wins the Monday Night War)

    Hey dude, I've continued reading on and this continues to be one of my favourite "bookers" on the forum. I've waited so long for someone to do WCW winning the Monday Night War and you've not let me down. It's been enjoyable! Here's some thoughts while I've got some time and I'm online.

    - Really loving how you've portrayed the ECW guys and their involvements. Sandman is a badass and he's come to WCW with the feeling that he really doesn't give a fuck and I'm loving it! Blowing smoke in peoples face, kicking ass and even no showing. Good stuff.

    - I liked the Raven promo from the Utah Nitro. I could picture it in my head, good job.

    - I was really hoping it would happen and I expected that it would- and it has! Bam Bam Bigelow is back with Candido & Douglas. Wouldn't mind seeing Bam Bam have a monster run with the Hardcore Championship and kick ass.

    - SPEAR VS GORE! Really cool. Enjoying this Goldberg vs Rhino feud and excited to see it go down at Slamboree.

    - You've build Shamrock like a beast. A real force and he's almost got this like Brock presence already that someone is going to get hurt when they step in his way and I'm enjoying that. It works perfectly for the Worlds Most Dangerous Man!

    - GIANT back in the WCW. I'm cool with this, makes sense.

    - I have to say I have no real interest in any of the tag teams at the moment or the cruiserweight division stuff which is a shame. Just not resonating with me at the moment and too many of the tag teams just feel.. I don't know, average.


    All in all- very enjoyable and Slamboree is shaping up nicely man! Good job!


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