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    May 16th 2001

    Pepsi Center
    Denver, Colorado


    Opening Intro

    Thunder opens on an electrified crowd as pyro & fireworks go off on stage. Mike Tenay welcomes us to the final stop on the road to Slamboree. The commentators hype tonight's matches which will see Dustin Rhodes take on Terry Funk, Kevin Nash versus Buff Bagwell, Raven against Norman Smiley, a No. 1 Contender Match for the Cruiserweight Title at Slamboree between Jason Jett and Chavo Guerrero Jr. And the main event will be a tag team match featuring The Giant teaming up with Ric Flair and their opponents will be Scott Steiner & Jeff Jarrett. We're going to kick off with 6-Man Tag Team action.

    Match One
    6-Man Tag Team Match
    The Filthy Animals (Konnan, Billy Kidman and Rey Misterio Jr.) (w/ Tygress) vs. Disco Inferno and 3 Count (Evan Karagias and Shannon Moore) (w/ Alex Wright)


    Rey and Disco kick it off for their teams. Disco applies a rear waistlock on Rey and Misterio counters with Back Elbows to the side of his head, getting out of it. Rey runs to the ropes and hits a Tilt A Whirl Armdrag on Disco. Rey delivers kicks to Disco's legs soon as he gets up and attempts an irish whip but Disco reverses, sending Rey across the ring. Rey slides through Disco's legs though, standing up behind him and Rey jumps up on Disco's shoulders, performing a Victory Roll. Rey only gets two however.

    Rey kicks Disco in the gut and hits the ropes once again but Disco flings him up in the air with a pop up and lets Rey crash down on the mat stomach-first. Disco stomps the back of Rey's head before he stands him up and lifts Rey up in the air for a Delayed Vertical Suplex. Disco climbs to the second turnbuckle and hits a Diving Elbow Drop on Rey before he goes for the pin. Rey kicks out. Disco picks up Rey and tries for a Scoop Slam but Misterio drops down behind Disco and Dropkicks him forward onto the middle rope. Rey looks to hit a Tiger Feint Kick on Disco but Evan Karagias tags himself in before Rey can do anything.

    Rey and Evan go at it with forearms to the face. Rey gets the better of Evan and shoots to the ropes but gets caught with a Scoop Powerslam. Karagias takes control of the match until he sends Rey to the corner and charges at him, only to receive a boot to the face in return. Rey charges over to his corner, tagging in Kidman. Kidman and Karagias have a back and forth battle until Evan tags out to Shannon Moore. Moore climbs onto the second turnbuckle and delivers a Diving Calf Kick to Kidman, knocking him down. Moore goes for the pin but it only leads to two.

    Shannon climbs out on the ring apron and leaps up onto the top rope for a Springboard Senton Bomb on Kidman. Shannon eventually tags out to Disco, who works over Kidman. Disco attempts a Powerbomb but Kidman reverses it into a Sitout Facebuster and tags in Konnan. K-Dawg takes Disco down with a Rolling Thunder Clothesline following up with an "ORALE!" to the fans. Konnan hits a 187 DDT on Disco, going for a pin immediately but Disco kicks out of it. Konnan runs to the ropes but gets tripped up by Alex Wright at ringside. Disco takes advantage, putting Konnan down with a Swinging Neckbreaker. Disco mocks Konnan with his own "ORALE! at the crowd, who boo Disco back. Disco puts Konnan in his team's corner and wears him down with stomps to the mid-section before he tags in Evan Karagias.

    Karagias continues the momentum for his team against K-Dawg. Karagias whips him to the corner and races towards him but gets caught with a Back Elbow to the face. Konnan places Evan on the top turnbuckle and picks him up on his shoulders for a Muscle Buster to the mat. Konnan covers Evan but Shannon runs in to break up the pin. Konnan goes for a Back Suplex but Evan flips over his shoulder, landing behind K-Dawg, and Evan kicks him in the gut as soon as he turns around before hitting a Snap DDT on Konnan. Evan tags out to Shannon and irish whips his partner to the ropes, Hip Tossing Shannon on top of Konnan before he gets out on the ring apron. Shannon pins Konnan but K-Dawg gets his shoulder up before three.

    Shannon tries to hit Bottoms Up on Konnan but K-Dawg sidesteps and plants Shannon with a Release German Suplex. Konnan brings Shannon to his feet and tucks his head between his legs. Konnan lifts Shannon up on his shoulder and holds him above his head in a crucifix position before planting him down on the mat with the Splash Mountain. Konnan holds his legs up for a pin and Disco runs in, breaking up the pin. Konnan tags out to Rey. The two littlest men of the match trade shots. Rey gets distracted by Evan from the ring apron and Rey blasts both Evan & Disco in the face with forearms before he turns around into an Step Up Enziguri from Shannon. Shannon tags out to Evan. Evan heads up top and goes for a 450 Splash on Rey but Misterio rolls out of the way in time and Evan hits nothing but the mat.

    Rey steps out on the ring apron, waiting for Evan to get up. Rey jumps up on the top rope and hits a Springboard Seated Senton on Evan, picking his leg up for a pin. Both Shannon and Disco break up the pin together, leading Konnan and Kidman to charge into the ring and attack Shannon & Disco as the match breaks down. The Filthy Animals get the better of Disco and 3 Count. Kidman pops Rey up in the air and Rey extends both legs out in mid-air, catching Evan and Shannon with a dual Dropkick, knocking them both down at the same time. Disco is then on the receiving end of a Bronco Buster from Rey before he gets put down with The K-Factor from Konnan. Kidman follows by going up top and hitting a Shooting Star Press on Disco.

    Alex Wright pulls Billy Kidman out of the ring and throws him into the Steel Steps. Konnan climbs out of the ring and starts chasing Alex at ringside. Inside the ring, Rey Misterio sends Shannon over the top rope with a Back Body Drop to the outside and turns around to brag.

    Evan Karagias sneaks up behind Rey and rolls him up with a Schoolboy, holding his tights to steal the win.

    Winners: Disco Inferno and 3 Count (7.01)

    Post-Match: 3 Count celebrate in the aisle like they already have the Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles won and Alex Wright & Disco join the celebration in the aisle, high fiving Evan and Shannon as they gloat about their victory over The Filthy Animals. Konnan, Rey, Kidman and Tygress are all in the ring, looking disappointed especially with Rey having been pinned by Evan, giving the Cruiserweight Tag Team Champions a small taste of defeat, possibly losing their belts this Sunday to 3 Count.

    Local Bar: The camera cuts away from the arena to a local bar here in Denver, Colorado where The Sandman is seen drinking and smoking at the counter of the bar. The Sandman finishes up his drink and asks the bartender to pour him another one as the camera cuts back to the arena for the next match.

    Match Two
    No. 1 Contender Match for the Cruiserweight Championship at Slamboree
    Jason Jett vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr.


    The Cruiserweight Champion, Shane Helms joins Mike Tenay and Scott Hudson on commentary to find out who the next challenger for his title will be this Sunday. Helms mentions that he's been keeping a eye on Jason Jett the past few weeks and he's impressed by him so far.

    Chavo gets in Jett's face after the opening bell and talks shit to him about his undefeated streak, telling him he's gonna end it tonight and go on to regain his Cruiserweight Title from Helms. Chavo pokes his finger in Jett's chest as he continues talking trash to him and Jett slaps his hand away. Chavo responds by smacking Jett across the face, angering Jett who fires back at Chavo with Forearm Smashes right away.

    Jett smashes Chavo back against the ropes and irish whips him across the ring, planting him with a Sitout Hip Toss. Chavo stands up and Jett Scoop Slams him on the mat before he hits a Standing Moonsault on Chavo, hooking his leg for a pin. But it only leads to a two count. Jett picks up Chavo and drills him in the chest with a Knife Edge Chop. Chavo answers back with a chop of his own and both men trade more chops with each other. Chavo rakes Jett's eyes and irish whips him to the corner. Chavo follows up with a Running Dropkick to Jett in the corner. Jett stumbles out of the corner and Chavo Snap Suplexes him before heading up top, hitting a Frog Splash on Jett. Chavo covers him, only getting a nearfall.

    Chavo picks up Jett and tucks his head between his legs, lifting him up on his shoulder for the Gory Special, stretching Jett out like an ironing board.

    Scott Hudson asks Shane Helms on commentary who he would he prefer to face at Slamboree out of Jett and Chavo. Helms replies, "I've battled Chavo numerous times and every time I've fought him, he was tough as hell. But I came out on top of our encounters with the belt. Jason Jett is making a name for himself and he's proven he's worthy of being a contender with all the names he's beaten in the Cruiserweight Division. However, there's a reason none of those guys are the champion of this division and I am. It doesn't matter who wins this and goes on to challenge me for my title at Slamboree. I have no preference cause at the end of the day, I'm still gonna walk out the champion at Slamboree and remain at the very top of the Cruiserweight mountain."

    After making Jett suffer in the Gory Special for awhile, Chavo flattens him with the Gory Bomb. Chavo rolls Jett onto his back and goes for the pin...but Jett kicks out. Chavo raises Jett off the mat and irish whips him across the ring. Chavo tries for a Clothesline but Jett ducks under and catches him with a Handspring Back Elbow. Jett hits a Northern Lights Suplex on Chavo for a pin. Chavo kicks out at two. Jett waits for Chavo to get up before he sprints towards him. Chavo sidesteps and throws Jett through the middle ropes out onto the ring apron. Jett stands up on the ring apron and Chavo approaches him. Jett Shoulder Barges him through the middle ropes, connecting with his mid-section. Jett tucks his head between Chavo's legs and Back Body Drops Chavo over the top rope to the outside.

    Jett climbs back in the ring and ascends the top turnbuckle, waiting for Chavo to reach his feet at ringside. Jett soars off the top turnbuckle and comes crashing down on Chavo with a Diving Plancha outside. Jett picks Chavo off the floor and rolls him back into the ring. Jett steps up on the ring apron, waiting for Chavo to stand up before he slings himself over the top rope back into the ring, knocking Chavo down with the Afterburner. Jett pulls Chavo up to his feet and sets him up for The Crash Landing. Chavo lands punches on Jett's gut though, getting out of it, and Chavo applies a front headlock on Jett, hitting a quick Tornado DDT on him. Chavo goes for the pin...and gets two.

    Chavo picks up Jett and places him on the top turnbuckle. Chavo climbs onto the second turnbuckle, looking for a Superplex but Jett blocks the attempt and Front Suplexes Chavo off the second turnbuckle to the mat. Jett stands up on the top turnbuckle, waiting for Chavo to get up. Jett takes Chavo down with a Diving Crossbody. Jett has him down for a pin but Chavo brings his shoulder up at two. Jett stands up and waits in the corner on Chavo, waving him to get up. Jett goes for a Superkick but Chavo catches his foot in his hands and spins Jett around...only to receive a Jumping Enziguri to the side of his head. Jett picks up Chavo and sets him up for The Crash Landing once again.

    JETT TRIES LIFTING CHAVO UP FOR THE CRASH LANDING BUT CHAVO BLOCKS THE ATTEMPT, PLACING HIS FOOT BEHIND JETT'S ANKLE...CHAVO LIFTS JETT UP IN THE AIR INSTEAD AND PLANTS HIM DOWN WITH A BRAINBUSTER!

    Chavo pins Jett and the referee begins counting.

    JETT GETS HIS FOOT UP ON THE BOTTOM ROPE AT THE COUNT OF TWO...BUT THE REFEREE MISSES IT, BEING OUT OF PLACE...AND COUNTS TO THREE!

    Chavo stands up instantly and raises his arms in the air, starting to celebrate as Jett's undefeated streak has come to an end. The fans boo loudly at the referee's fuck up.

    THE REFEREE STANDS UP...AND SEES JETT'S FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE, IMMEDIATELY RECOGNIZING HIS MISTAKE!

    THE REFEREE WAVES OFF HIS COUNT, CALLING FOR THE MATCH TO CONTINUE!


    Chavo is still celebrating in front of the crowd, thinking he just ended Jett's undefeated streak and is the No. 1 Contender to the Cruiserweight Title again, unaware that the referee called off his count and that the match is still continuing.

    The referee grabs Chavo's arm and puts it down, telling him the match is still on because Jett had his foot on the bottom rope. Chavo looks back, seeing Jett's foot on the bottom rope and shakes his head at the ref, telling him he won the match. Chavo raises his arm again, trying to pass himself off as the winner, but the referee yanks his arm down again and tells him he hasn't won. Chavo grabs his head, disappointed. He can't believe what just happened.

    Jett stands up on his feet across the ring from Chavo...and Chavo charges towards him, only to get caught with a kick to the gut.

    JETT PLANTS CHAVO ON THE MAT WITH THE CRASH LANDING!

    Jett hooks his leg for the pin...and gets the three, keeping his undefeated streak alive, extending it to 12 - 0 aswell as becoming the new No. 1 Contender to the Cruiserweight Title, earning a title match against Shane Helms at Slamboree.

    Winner and facing Shane Helms for the Cruiserweight Championship at Slamboree: Jason Jett (6.47)

    Post-Match: Despite the controversial ending, the crowd cheer Jett as he climbs up on the second turnbuckle to celebrate, raising his arms in the air. Shane Helms stands up off his chair at the commentary desk and removes his headset, making his way into the ring with the Cruiserweight Title. Helms stands in the middle of the ring and waits for Jett to finish celebrating. Jett climbs down from the second turnbuckle and turns around, seeing Helms in front of him. Helms and Jett take a moment, staring at each other in the center of the ring. Helms raises his hand up to Jett, offering him a handshake. Jett continues staring at Helms and looks down at his hand, thinking about whether he should shake it or not. Jett comes to a decision...and decides to accept his offer, shaking hands with Helms. Helms congratulates Jett on the victory and Jett thanks him. Both men finish their handshake and Helms walks out of the ring with his belt as Jett keeps his eyes locked on him. Jett watches Helms leave up the aisle and Helms backs up the aisle, looking back at Jett in the ring. Both men nod their heads at each other in appreciation as the show goes into a commercial break.

    Commercial Break

    We're shown a replay of Steve Corino and Terry Funk's attack on The Rhodes in Dusty's hotel room on Monday.

    Match Three
    Dustin Rhodes vs. Terry Funk

    Dustin starts going crazy on Funk as soon as the bell rings, looking to get payback on him for the hotel room attack and the Fireball he shot into his dad's face.

    Dustin pummels Funk in the corner and doesn't let up. The referee steps in to pull Dustin off Funk. Dustin is dragged back into the middle of the ring by the referee. Dustin argues with the referee...and Terry Funk comes out of the corner, tackling Dustin to the mat. Funk punches Dustin in the face repeatedly until Dustin rolls him over, getting on top, and Dustin fires his own punches back at Funk. Dustin gets off Funk and waits for him to stand up. Dustin Clotheslines Funk over the top rope to the outside.

    Dustin climbs out of the ring and drags Funk up but gets punched in the gut. The Funker irish whips Dustin into the Steel Steps. Funk picks up Dustin and bashes his face off the ring apron. Funk climbs up on the ring apron, dragging Dustin onto the ring apron with him. Funk jabs Dustin in the face and Dustin blasts him back with a Throat Thrust. Dustin kicks Funk in the stomach and DDT's him on the ring apron.

    Dustin rolls Funk underneath the bottom rope back into the ring and goes for a pin. Funk kicks out at two. Dustin picks up Funk and drags him to the corner, bashing his face off the top turnbuckle. Dustin turns him around and climbs up on the second turnbuckle, standing over Funk, and Funk is forced to eat 10 Corner Punches. Dustin steps down after the tenth & final punch and applies a headlock on Funk, driving him out of the corner with a Bulldog. Dustin pulls Funk up to his feet and tucks his head between his legs, looking for a Piledriver. Funk grabs his legs though and trips Dustin up on the mat, putting a Spinning Toe Hold on Dustin.

    Dustin punches Funk in the face, making him release the Spinning Toe Hold. Dustin gets up but is caught with a kick to the gut. Funk irish whips Dustin to the ropes and bends down for a Back Body Drop but Dustin drops down on his knees and hits a Kneeling Uppercut to Funk. Dustin stands up and Atomic Drops Funk on the top rope then shakes the top rope, making Funk bounce up & down on the top rope groin-first. Dustin pulls Funk off the top rope and Suplexes him before driving a Pointed Elbow Drop down onto Funk's face. Dustin goes for a cover but it only leads to a kick out from Funk.

    Dustin waits for Funk to get up before he starts laying into him with a series of Bionic Elbows. Dustin shoots to the ropes...but gets caught with a Kitchen Sink to the gut. Funk slaps the back of Dustin's head and insults him, calling him a "bastard". Funk continues talking trash to Dustin about his dad. Funk tucks Dustin's head between his legs, attempting a Texas Piledriver but Dustin counters with a Back Body Drop. Dustin climbs up on the second turnbuckle, waiting for Funk to stand, before he jumps off and hits a Diving Bionic Elbow to Funk's head, knocking him down.

    Dustin heads outside and grabs a Chair from the timekeeper's area, bringing it into the ring. Dustin plans to hit Funk with the Chair but the referee grabs the Chair and tries to yank it out of Dustin's hands, having a tug of war with him over the Chair. As the referee and Dustin continue fighting over the Chair, Terry Funk clubs Dustin from behind causing Dustin to accidentally jam the Chair into the referee's stomach. The ref goes down on the mat, holding his stomach in pain. Funk drops Dustin with a Haymaker before he picks up the Chair and screams at Dustin to get up. Funk tries to hit Dustin with the Chair but Dustin ducks the shot and grabs Funk's head from behind, setting him up for The Curtain Call.

    Steve Corino bolts down to the ring and stands up on the ring apron. Dustin sees him, abandoning The Curtain Call on Funk, and Dustin knocks Corino off the ring apron.

    DUSTIN TURNS AROUND INTO A LOW BLOW BY FUNK!

    The Chair is layed out on the mat and Funk tucks Dustin's head between his legs.

    FUNK SPIKES DUSTIN HEAD-FIRST ONTO THE CHAIR WITH THE TEXAS PILEDRIVER!

    Funk slides the Chair out of the ring as the referee begins to recover. Funk hooks Dustin's leg and the referee rolls over, counting to three.

    Winner: Terry Funk (4.45)

    Local Bar: The camera heads back down to the local bar where The Sandman is hanging out. Sandman is still drinking at the counter of the bar, having drank God knows how many beers at this point. Some city local interrupts Sandman at the counter, shooting his mouth off to him, challenging Sandman's credibility and reputation as a wrestler. The local says "You wrestlers think you're so tough but you're all just a bunch of phonies." Sandman tries to ignore him and keeps drinking his bottle of beer but the local continues shooting his mouth off and insulting Sandman. The local challenges Sandman to fight him. Sandman still tries to ignore him, downing his beer bottle. But once the local calls Sandman a "wuss", Sandman puts his beer bottle down, turns around and decks him in the face, getting into a bar room brawl with the local. Sandman beats the local up with ease, throwing him into walls and other things, while the other customers are going wild in the background. Sandman bashes the local's face off the counter before he grabs his beer bottle and smashes it over the local's head. Sandman pulls the local up to his feet and places him on top of the counter, wiping the bar with him, knocking glass mugs & ashtrays off the counter, cleaning the bar top of all inanimate objects. The local is dragged off the counter and left laying unconscious on the floor. Sandman goes back to drinking at the counter, asking the bartender for another beer.

    Match Four
    Raven vs. Norman Smiley

    Raven makes his entrance to the ring first and sits against the bottom turnbuckle in the corner, awaiting his opponent. Norman enters second, wearing NFL uniform. Norman sports a Denver Broncos jersey, which earns the approval of the hometown crowd.

    Norman stands in the middle of the ring, waiting for Raven to get up and start the match. Raven just stares at Norman before he calls for a mic from outside and grabs the top rope with both hands, pulling himself up to his feet. Raven raises his mic up to speak to Norman.

    "Norman, you've been lost in the shuffle around here for so long that it seems you don't even know who you are anymore. You have an identity crisis. You don't know whether you're a wrestler or an NFL football player. Maybe you don't fit in any worlds and you're just trying to find your place in society. Here..."

    Raven pulls a Sting mask from out of his jacket and holds it out to Norman, who looks puzzled.

    "Wear this. Cause just like Sting, you're lost and a man of mystery. Take it..."

    Norman shakes his head, refusing to wear the Sting mask.

    "You don't want it? Fine..."

    Raven hits Norman in the head with his microphone, knocking him down, and puts the Sting mask on Norman, placing it over his face.

    Raven takes off his jacket and starts wailing away at Norman. Raven imagines he's beating Sting at Slamboree as he pummels Norman while making him wear the Sting mask.

    Raven irish whips Norman to the corner and Norman bounces off the turnbuckles chest-first as Raven hits the ropes following up with a Running Clothesline to Norman. Raven continues manhandling Norman, putting him down with a Bulldog. Raven waits for Norman to get up and delivers a Running Knee Lift to him that sends Norman flying over the top rope to the outside. Raven climbs out of the ring to pick up Norman.

    RAVEN DRIVES NORMAN BACK WITH A RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP AGAINST THE GUARDRAIL!

    Screamin Norman is heard screaming from behind his Sting mask. Raven grabs the timekeeper's Chair and places it down on the ringside floor in front of Norman.

    Raven pulls the Sting mask off Norman and throws it into the ring to the referee.

    THE REFEREE PICKS UP THE STING MASK, DISTRACTED WITH IT WHILE RAVEN DROP TOE HOLDS NORMAN ONTO THE SEAT OF THE CHAIR, SMACKING HIS FACE OFF IT!

    Raven rolls Norman back into the ring while the referee hands the Sting mask to a ringside crew member. Raven brings Norman to his feet...and from out of the blue, Norman starts fighting back against Raven, returning some offense back on him.

    The referee takes an accidental hit to the eye while Norman pounds Raven in the corner, taking the referee's focus off the competitors. Norman knocks Raven down and gets a little full of himself, deciding to do the Big Wiggle on Raven, smacking him on the ass. As he continues standing behind Raven, doing the Big Wiggle...Raven mule kicks Norman in the groin, stopping the Big Wiggle.

    RAVEN TURNS AROUND AND HITS THE EVEN FLOW DDT ON NORMAN!

    The referee shakes off the cobwebs and counts as Raven pins Norman for the three.

    Winner: Raven (3.09)

    Post-Match: Raven extends both arms out, doing the crucifix pose to the crowd as they boo him.

    SUDDENLY THE LIGHTS GO OUT IN THE ARENA, MAKING THE FANS POP!

    It's completely dark in the arena and all that can be heard are the crowd's cheers.

    AN EERIE VIDEO OF STING APPEARS ON THE TITANTRON AND STING'S CROW THEME BEGINS PLAYING IN THE ARENA!



    WE HEAR THE VOICE OF A LITTLE GIRL DOING A MONOLOGUE OVER THE VIDEO!

    Raven stares up at the titantron as the little girl talks about the battle between good vs. evil and darkness & light in her monologue.

    Once the little girl's monologue finishes, the video & Crow theme stop playing, and the lights come back on in the arena, returning to normal. Even for Raven himself, he's a little taken aback and spooked by what he just saw and heard. Raven stands in the middle of the ring, looking around the arena to see if Sting is anywhere present. Raven spots a fan in the front row, wearing a Biker jacket and Motorcycle helmet. Raven climbs out of the ring, remembering Sting's surprise attack on him 2 weeks ago on Thunder when he dressed up as a Biker in the front row. Raven slowly approaches the Biker fan in the front row, paranoid it could be Sting. Raven quickly grabs the fan's Motorcyle helmet and pulls it off to unmask him, Raven is about to swing at him...until he sees it's actually a normal fan, not Sting, and Raven pulls his punch back. Raven walks away from the fan, staring at him with Sting playing mind games on him now, leaving him paranoid. Raven backs up the aisle to leave, still a little spooked by what just happened as we go into commercial break.

    Commercial Break

    Bathroom: Raven is in the men's bathroom, staring at a reflection of himself in the mirror. Raven starts to talk, addressing Sting and his match with him at Slamboree.

    "Sting, you and I have been playing cat and mouse games with each other for the last several weeks. We've been getting inside each other's heads. This Sunday at Slamboree, there's no more running, no more mind games, it's just you and me one-on-one in the ring. I told you a couple of weeks back that all those little Stingers you've held so dear for so long would grow up and turn on you. Yet you still live a lie, one filled with false hope. You just can't turn your back on the Stingers. Well I am the man who's going to close the book on the fairytale that you've been living for far too long. This time the dragon sets the night aflame. This time the outlaw hangs the sherriff with his own noose. This time the villian prevails. My victory is prophetic. Your fate is sealed. So it is written, so it shall come to pass. QUOTH THE RAVEN, NEVERMORE!"

    Just as Raven finishes talking, he sees Sting appear in the mirror, seemingly standing behind him.

    RAVEN TURNS AROUND...BUT STING ISN'T THERE!

    Raven has a bewildered look on his face. The Stinger continues to serve Raven a dose of his own mind games. Raven turns back around to the mirror, which is now covered with steam and has a message written on the steamy mirror that's been left by Sting, which reads: "QUOTE THE STINGER, NEVERMORE!

    Raven then looks down...and sees a Scorpion crawling about in the sink, making him back away in fear.

    Raven leaves the bathroom before he gets any more surprises/messages from Sting.

    Match Five
    Kevin Nash vs. Buff Bagwell

    Buff Bagwell circles the ring, trying to avoid Big Sexy. Nash stalks Bagwell and slowly backs him up into a corner, blocking him in. Bagwell tries to escape out of the corner but Nash grabs him and throws him back into the corner, working over him with vicious Back Elbows to the side of his head and Knee Strikes to his mid-section. Nash irish whips Bagwell to the opposite corner and charges at him, connecting with a Corner Clothesline. Nash then Biel Tosses Bagwell out of the corner, sending him flying across the ring. Nash waits for Bagwell to get up before he picks him up in his arms and plants him with a Sidewalk Slam, pinning him. Bagwell kicks out at two.

    Nash drags Bagwell up to his feet and whips him to the ropes, looking for a Big Boot. Bagwell ducks under and delivers a Chop Block to the back of Nash's leg, dropping him to a knee. Bagwell keeps on Nash with punches and kicks. Bagwell climbs up to the second turnbuckle and hits a Double Axe Handle on Nash, knocking him on his back. Bagwell covers Nash but Big Sexy shoves him off at two. Bagwell heads up to the second turnbuckle again, waiting for Nash to get up. Bagwell goes for another Double Axe Handle but Nash catches him by the throat this time with both hands and lifts Bagwell up in the air, planting him down with a Two Handed Chokeslam. Nash runs to the ropes and hits a Jumping Elbow Drop on Bagwell.

    Nash places Bagwell on the middle rope and runs across the ring, landing on Bagwell's upper back with a Leapfrog Body Guillotine. Nash pulls Bagwell off the middle rope up to his feet and Big Sexy pulls him in for a Short-Arm Clothesline following up with a pin, which is kicked out of at two. Nash picks up Bagwell and irish whips him to the corner, Bagwell grabs the top rope with both hands to stop himself and jumps in the air, expecting Nash to come running underneath him, but Nash catches Bagwell on his shoulder and drops Buff face-first on the top turnbuckle with Snake Eyes. Bagwell staggers on his feet from Snake Eyes and Nash goes running to the ropes, knocking him down with a Big Boot.

    Nash brings Bagwell to a vertical base in the corner and presses his big boot against Bagwell's neck, choking him. The ref gives Nash till the count of 5 to break his Foot Choke on Bagwell and Nash releases after the count of 4. Nash irish whips Bagwell to the opposite corner and attempts another Corner Clothesline but is met with a boot to the face from Bagwell, making him stumble back. Bagwell climbs up on the top turnbuckle, looking for The Blockbuster. Bagwell jumps off...but gets caught with a kick to the gut and Nash tucks Bagwell's head between his legs, setting up for The Jacknife Powerbomb.

    Lex Luger comes charging down the aisle and gets up on the ring apron, distracting the referee. Nash chucks Bagwell aside, abandoning the Jacknife, and goes for Luger but The Total Package jumps down from the ring apron before Nash can get him. Luger taunts and mocks Nash on the outside. Diamond Dallas Page runs out from the back and sprints to the ring, knocking Luger down with a Clothesline at ringside.

    A furious Page sees Bagwell standing back up and slides into the ring, tackling Bagwell down. DDP punches him in the face in front of the referee and Kevin Nash causing the ref to disqualify Nash as a result.

    Winner by DQ: Buff Bagwell (2.52)

    Post-Match: Nash stands by, watching DDP pummel the hell out of Bagwell on the mat. The referee pulls DDP off Bagwell, allowing Bagwell to roll out underneath the bottom rope and escape up the aisle with Luger. DDP shoves the referee off him. Despite his partner costing him the match by DQ, Nash understands that DDP did it for his wife after what Totally Buff pulled two days ago on Nitro. The Insiders stare at Totally Buff as they scurry to the back with DDP guaranteeing to make Bagwell feel the 'BANG' this Sunday at Slamboree.

    Local Bar: We're back at the local bar and The Sandman is playing Pool with some buddies he made. Sandman pots a ball into the pocket and tells the other players to pay up. As the other players dig into their pockets to hand over their cash to Sandman...Meng is shown entering the bar through the door. Meng spots Sandman at the Pool Table with the other customers and Sandman looks up, seeing Meng stand across the bar from him. Meng bursts into one of his uncontrollable fits of rage and charges over to the Pool Table, going for The Sandman. Sandman's buddies see Meng coming and start to whack Meng across his back & arms with their Pool Sticks, allowing Sandman to escape, who runs out of the bar through the door. Meng no sells the shots from the Pool Sticks and beats up Sandman's buddies, throwing some of them around the bar and some into walls knocking the dart board, pictures and clock off the wall. More customers get involved, going for Meng and Meng picks up a Pool Stick, breaking it over one guy's back. Meng cracks another guy over the head with a Pool Ball and then tosses someone on top of the Pool Table. Another guy lunges for Meng and Meng puts the Tongan Death Grip on him. Some fool smashes a Wooden Chair across Meng's back but Meng no sells that too, releasing the Tongan Death Grip on the other guy, and Meng throws the guy who hit him with the Wooden Chair into a Jukebox, breaking the Jukebox. The bartender comes out from behind the counter, confronting Meng, and the bartender screams at Meng to get out, trying to kick him out of the bar. Meng just grabs the bartender though and sends him flying over the bar counter into bottles on the shelf, smashing the bottles. Meng has destroyed the bar and everyone in it. In a comical moment, Meng turns around and sees a Cigar Store Indian statue in front of him. Meng roars at the statue of the Cigar Store Indian before he leaves the bar, continuing his search for Sandman.

    The camera heads back to the arena and Mike Tenay & Scott Hudson find amusement in Meng tearing the bar apart. Tenay and Hudson run down the final card for Slamboree this Sunday and hype up the PPV matches.

    Match Six
    (Main Event)

    The Giant and Ric Flair vs. Scott Steiner and Jeff Jarrett

    Ric Flair and Scott Steiner start for their teams, kicking the match off with a competitive first couple of minutes.

    The Nature Boy dishes out Knife Edge Chops on Steiner and twists his arm with an Arm Wrench, dragging Big Poppa Pump over to his corner, and Flair tags in Giant. Steiner pulls away from Flair and quickly rushes over to his corner, tagging in Jarrett before he climbs out of the ring, wanting no piece of Giant. Jarrett stares at Steiner bug-eyed, not wanting to be in the ring with Giant either. Giant grabs Jarrett and Biel Tosses him over the top rope into the ring.

    Giant punishes Jarrett in the corner with stiff Overhand Chops and then sends him to the opposite corner, squashing him with a Running Butt Bump. Giant pulls Jarrett out of the corner and plants him on the mat with an Inverted Leg Drop Bulldog. Giant covers Jarrett for the pin but Scott Steiner runs in to break up the pin and gets back out on the ring apron.

    Giant tags out to Ric Flair and Naitch grills Jarrett with Knife Edge Chops. Flair Scoop Slams Jarrett on the mat and runs out of the corner, delivering a Jumping Knee Drop to Jarrett's face. Flair picks up Jarrett's leg and spins around it, going for a Figure Four Leglock but Scott Steiner charges in and knocks Flair down with a Steinerline, breaking up the attempt. Giant climbs over the top rope into the ring but the referee tries to keep him back. Steiner and Jarrett pick up Flair and double team him in their corner while Giant argues with the referee.

    The referee starts counting out Giant, giving him until 5 to get out of the ring and Giant steps back out on the ring apron. Steiner claps his own hand, making the referee think he made a tag, and Jarrett steps out on the ring apron. Big Poppa Pump and Double J turn their match in their favor, having the upper hand over Flair while Giant is kept out on the ring apron, shouting encouragement at his partner. Steiner and Jarrett tag in & out, taking turns to wear down Flair. The Nature Boy returns some fire back at Steiner and heads up to the top turnbuckle but Steiner grabs him and tosses him off the top turnbuckle to the mat with a Deadly Drive.

    Steiner takes Flair to Suplex City and taunts Giant after each Suplex, firing up the big guy. Steiner goes for The Steiner Recliner on Flair but The Nature Boy slips out through Steiner's legs before Big Poppa Pump can fully apply his submission and Flair jumps to his corner, finally tagging in Giant. The angry Giant comes bolting into the ring and goes wild on Scott Steiner. Jeff Jarrett climbs into the ring, going for Giant, but feels his wrath too. Flair joins in helping his partner take it to Steiner and Jarrett. Flair and Jarrett end up fighting outside, leaving Giant and Steiner alone in the ring to battle it out.

    Steiner grabs his World Heavyweight Title from outside and brings it into the ring with him. Steiner tries to hit Giant with the belt...but Giant catches him by the neck.

    GIANT LIFTS SCOTT STEINER UP IN THE AIR AND CHOKESLAMS HIM DOWN TO THE MAT!

    Jeff Jarrett rolls into the ring, trying to prevent a pin on his partner, Flair slides in after him. Giant catches Jarrett by the head, delivering a Headbutt to him and Jarrett stumbles around into a Knife Edge Chop from Flair, knocking him down.

    FLAIR APPLIES A FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK ON JARRETT!

    Giant pins Steiner for the three while Flair makes Jarrett tap to the Figure Four at the same time.

    Winners: The Giant and Ric Flair (5.36)

    Post-Match: Flair releases the Figure Four on Jarrett and Giant stands to his feet. The referee raises up both Flair and Giant's arms as the crowd pop for them. Flair and Giant hug each other, celebrating their victory. Giant just pinned the World Heavyweight Champion and Flair made Jarrett tap out to the Figure Four Leglock in what could be a preview for Slamboree. Steiner & Jarrett roll out of the ring in pain and retreat up the aisle together. Giant looks down and sees the World Heavyweight Title laying on the mat. Giant picks the belt up and raises it in the air as Scott Steiner looks on from the aisle, screaming at Giant to give him his belt back. Giant motions for Steiner to come and get the title but Steiner remains in the aisle with Jarrett while Giant and Flair stare at them from the ring. Giant holds the belt up in the air one more time as a sign that he will become the new champion this Sunday as Thunder comes to a close, getting us ready for Slamboree in 4 days time.

    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 Championship
    Shane Helms (c) vs. Jason Jett


    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 20th 2001

    Savvis Center
    St. Louis, Missouri


    Video Package

    We open with a video package on the three main events; Sting vs. Raven, Goldberg vs. Rhino, and Scott Steiner vs. The Giant. The package starts out on a clip of Raven costing Sting the World Heavyweight Title match at Spring Stampede and goes on to show eerie black & white images of Crows, Ravens, Scorpions and clips of Raven and Sting's mind games on each other in the lead up to Slamboree while playing excerpts from promos cut by Sting and Raven over the clips. The middle portion of the video package focuses on Goldberg vs. Rhino, showing Rhino's debut the night after Spring Stampede when he Gored down Goldberg before highlighting their pull apart brawl and Rhino's two other Gores on Goldberg backstage first during his entrance and then through the wall of the First Aid Room the week after. The final portion of the package is about the World Heavyweight Title match, showing Giant's return last month at Spring Stampede and him going on to earn a title shot against Scott Steiner by defeating his brother Rick, Animal and Wall in a Handicap Match. The video package ends with Giant pinning Scott Steiner on the last Thunder before the PPV and the image of Giant holding up the World Heavyweight Title in the air, roaring at the top of his voice.

    The PPV theme starts playing, the Slamboree logo appears on screen, and we head live into the jam packed Savvis Center where pyro is set off on stage and from the top of the arena. Fireworks shoot out of all four corner posts in the ring. The thousands in attendance are on their feet in a frenzy, flashing signs to the camera. They're pumped and ready for a wild night of action. Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler talk over all the excitement, introducing themselves, welcoming viewers to Slamboree. The camera cuts over to the commentators at their desk, who run down the stacked card and hype up the matches. Once all the craziness dies down in the arena, the bell rings and we kick things off with the tag teams of the Cruiserweight Division.

    *Dance With 3 Count*

    3 Count Entrance: The musical duo make their way out into the arena, sporting cocky arrogant grins on their faces. Shannon Moore and Evan Karagias are met with a majority of boos, mainly from male fans, but some of the ladies in the crowd are shown fluttering their eyes and wearing smiles, sexually aroused by the boyband. Evan extends his arms out in the air, taking in the boos, while Shannon follows behind, raising three fingers up at the camera. Both men enter the ring where a couple of green circular pads are laid out on the mat for them. Shannon and Evan line up next to each other, standing on the green circular pads. They start dancing and lip sync to their own entrance theme as it resets and plays up again a second time. The females in the crowd are enjoying their performance, the males are indifferent. Shannon and Evan continue dancing on their green pads....and mid-way through their performance, they get cut off by the music of The Filthy Animals, frustrating the pair.

    *The Reason*

    The Filthy Animals Entrance: Tygress accompanies the Cruiserweight Tag Team Champions down to the ring, arm in arm with her boyfriend Rey Misterio while Billy Kidman slaps hands with the front row fans. 3 Count stand outside the ring as The Filthy Animals climb into the ring together. Tygress stands in the middle of the ring, Kidman & Misterio head to different corners and get up on the second turnbuckle, posing to the crowd with their arms in the air, being given a warm welcoming reception. Shannon and Evan whisper in each other's ears, coming up with a gameplan at ringside and The Filthy Animals step off the second turnbuckle, removing the Cruiserweight Tag Titles from around their waists, handing them to the referee. 3 Count get back in the ring, standing across from Misterio & Kidman in the opposite corner as The Filthy Animals' theme cuts off. The referee holds up the Cruiserweight Tag belts in the middle of the ring. Misterio spreads apart the bottom ropes for Tygress to climb out of the ring. Kidman gets out on the ring apron as does Shannon Moore on his side, allowing Rey and Evan to start it off for their teams.

    Match One
    Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship
    The Filthy Animals (Billy Kidman and Rey Misterio Jr.) (c) vs. 3 Count (Shannon Moore and Evan Karagias)


    Rey and Evan lunge for each other at the same time, Evan ducks Rey's arm and rolls him up from behind with a quick Schoolboy, trying to end the match soon as it starts.

    1..2..

    Kickout! Both men get up and Rey does the same, rolling up Evan with a Schoolboy of his own.

    1..2..

    Another kickout! Rey meets Evan with kicks to the leg soon as they stand up. Rey attempts an irish whip but Evan reverses. Evan picks his arm up for a Clothesline and Rey ducks under. Rey jumps onto the second rope and comes off with a SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT on Evan, taking him down. Rey waits for Evan to stand and delivers a Low Dropkick to his leg, dropping him to a knee. Rey hits the ropes but Evan catches him coming off with a TILT A WHIRL BACKBREAKER! Evan stomps Rey's back before he picks him up and Scoop Slams him back down on the mat. Evan heads up to the top turnbuckle, waiting for Misterio. EVAN HITS A DIVING CROSSBODY ON MISTERIO...BUT REY ROLLS OVER ON MOMENTUM, GETTING ON TOP OF EVAN FOR A PIN!

    1..2..

    Shoulder up! Rey blasts Evan in the face with forearms once they're on their feet, rocking him back into the corner. Misterio stomps Evan's mid-section repeatedly, dropping Evan down on his butt against the bottom turnbuckle. Rey moves over to the opposite corner, motioning to the crowd for the Bronco Buster. REY CHARGES FORWARD FOR THE BRONCO BUSTER...EVAN RAISES HIS FOOT UP IN THE AIR AND MISTERIO LANDS GROIN-FIRST ON EVAN'S FOOT...MISTERIO BOUNCES OFF HIS FOOT AND GOES FLYING BACKWARDS ON THE MAT! The counter makes King crack up on commentary. Rey lays on the mat, holding his groin, and Evan grabs his leg, pulling him over to his corner where he tags in Shannon Moore. Shannon slings himself over the top rope, landing on top of Misterio with a SLINGSHOT CORKSCREW BODY SPLASH! Shannon covers him.

    1..2..

    Rey kicks out. Shannon drags Misterio by his legs to the center of the ring and turns him over onto his stomach for a BOSTON CRAB! Rey is trapped in the middle of the ring, screaming for the ropes. He's asked by the referee if he wants to give up and shakes his head to say No. The Ultimate Underdog slowly crawls in the direction of the ropes, dragging Shannon along with him. Rey reaches out with his hand...and grabs the bottom rope for a rope break. Shannon takes advantage of the referee's count and releases after the count of 4. Shannon lifts Rey up to his feet and works over him with punches to the face. Shannon sends Rey to the corner with an irish whip and charges at him...Rey makes him eat his boot, knocking Shannon down to the mat. Rey turns around and heads up top, hitting a SPLIT-LEGGED MOONSAULT on Shannon. Rey pins him.

    1..2..

    Shannon gets his foot up on the bottom rope. Shannon is stood up and Rey tries for an irish whip. Shannon reverses, sending him across the ring and bends down for a Back Body Drop...Rey stops and kicks him in the face, making his upper body whip back up. Misterio shoots back to the ropes for a Headscissors Takedown on Shannon, sending him out of the ring. Evan Karagias climbs down from the ring apron and checks up on his partner at ringside. 3 Count take their time to regroup on the outside and while they do that, Billy Kidman enters the ring. Kidman turns his back to Shannon & Evan on the outside and Rey runs across the ring from Kidman, bouncing off the ropes.

    KIDMAN BACK BODY DROPS REY OVER THE TOP ROPE, SENDING MISTERIO CRASHING DOWN ON TOP OF SHANNON AND EVAN WITH A TOPE CON HILO OUTSIDE THE RING!

    The fans jump out of their seats as we go to a replay of the Assisted Tope Con Hilo by The Filthy Animals on 3 Count. The replay finishes, coming back to live action and Rey is back up on his feet, getting cheered by the crowd. Rey drags Shannon off the floor and rolls him back into the ring. Rey slides in and goes for the cover.

    1..2..

    Rey gets pulled out underneath the bottom rope by Evan Karagias, breaking the pin. Rey ends outside again, getting into a fistfight with Evan. Kidman jumps down from the ring apron and helps out his partner, assisting him in punching Evan. The Filthy Animals continue double teaming Evan with punches at ringside. Meanwhile, Shannon climbs out onto the ring apron and ascends the top turnbuckle. The Filthy Animals look up, finally noticing Shannon on top.

    SHANNON CRASHES DOWN ON KIDMAN, MISTERIO AND EVAN OUTSIDE WITH A DIVING MOONSAULT FROM THE TOP TURNBUCKLE, KNOCKING ALL 3 MEN DOWN ALONG WITH HIMSELF!

    The fans lose it once again, receiving another human highlight reel from the tag teams of the Cruiserweight Division. Shannon's Diving Moonsault on The Filthy Animals and his own partner at ringside deservingly gets a replay. Rey is picked up by Shannon after the replay ends and gets thrown back into the ring where Shannon follows him in. Shannon makes a cover. However, Tygress is up on the ring apron, distracting the referee, preventing him from making a count. Shannon stands up and confronts Tygress, getting into an argument with her. The distraction allows Rey to get up behind Shannon and Misterio applies a rear waistlock on Moore. Tygress climbs off the ring apron. Shannon counters with Back Elbows to the side of Rey's head and twists around behind Rey, reversing the rear waistlock on him. Shannon tosses him up and over with a Release German Suplex...but Rey lands on his feet behind Shannon. Shannon gets up and turns around into a Front Dropkick from Rey. Misterio makes a tag to Kidman and BK rushes in with punches to Shannon's face. Kidman whips Shannon across the ring and knocks him down with a Back Elbow to the face. Kidman picks him up and drags him to the corner, bashing his face off the top turnbuckle. Kidman turns him around and climbs up on the second turnbuckle, standing over Shannon. KIDMAN STARTS THROWING CORNER PUNCHES AT SHANNON'S FACE ONE AFTER THE OTHER! KIDMAN REACHES HIS SIXTH PUNCH WHEN EVAN KARAGIAS SLIPS INTO THE RING BEHIND KIDMAN...BILLY SENSES HIM AND TAKES EVAN DOWN WITH A TWISTING CROSSBODY! Kidman keeps on Evan, punching him on the mat. Kidman stands up...AND RECEIVES A SPRINGBOARD DROPKICK TO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD FROM SHANNON MOORE! Shannon rolls him onto his back for a pin.

    1..2..

    Kickout at two! Shannon brings Kidman to his feet and attempts a Scoop Slam but Kidman drops down behind him. Kidman picks Shannon up for a Back Suplex but Shannon flips over his shoulder, landing behind Kidman and hits a SLEEPER SLAM on him. Shannon goes up to the top, waiting on Kidman to get up. SHANNON DIVES OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE...AND KIDMAN CATCHES HIM WITH THE BK BOMB! Kidman holds his legs up for a pin.

    1..2..

    Evan runs in to break up the pin and gets back out on the ring apron. Kidman and Shannon are up. Kidman dishes out punches to Shannon and sends him to the ropes, looking for a Back Elbow again, but Shannon ducks this time and bounces off the other side of the ropes for a TILT A WHIRL RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP on Kidman. Shannon pulls Kidman by his arm and leg in front of the turnbuckles. Shannon climbs up to the top turnbuckle with his back turned to Kidman...and connects with a SKY TWISTER PRESS! Shannon hooks his leg for a pin.

    1..2..

    Rey charges in to break up the pin and is ordered back to his corner by the referee. Shannon applies an OCTOPUS STRETCH on Kidman once he reaches his feet. Kidman spends awhile in the submission but isn't one to give up so easily. Kidman starts fighting the Octopus Stretch...and Hip Tosses Shannon, breaking out of it. Misterio extends his hand out and Kidman crawls on his hands & knees to his corner, trying to make a tag to Misterio but Evan Karagias runs in and grabs Kidman's leg, pulling him back to his corner. A frustrated Rey Misterio steps through the ropes, trying to go for Evan but the referee grabs him and holds him back. Rey argues with the referee while 3 Count double team Kidman with kicks & punches in their corner behind the ref's back. Evan waistlocks Kidman from behind and Shannon stands in front of Kidman. SHANNON SUPERKICKS KIDMAN INTO A GERMAN SUPLEX FROM EVAN KARAGIAS! Misterio gets back out on the ring apron as the referee starts counting him out and Evan climbs back out before the referee notices him. Shannon goes for the pin on Kidman.

    1..2..

    No! Shannon tags in Evan. EVAN PUTS KIDMAN IN A CAMEL CLUTCH AND SHANNON RUNS TO THE ROPES, DELIVERING A LOW DROPKICK TO THE FACE OF KIDMAN WHILE HE'S IN THE CAMEL CLUTCH! Shannon steps out onto the ring apron and Evan Karagias keeps the Camel Clutch locked on Kidman in the ring. Kidman still refuses to submit, having been worn down from the Octopus Stretch earlier by Shannon and now a Camel Clutch by Evan. Rey Misterio starts a clap for Kidman on the ring apron, leading the crowd into giving Kidman their support. With the help of the audience, Kidman digs deep down inside himself for new found strength and energy. Kidman starts fighting up to his feet, slowly standing up with Evan Karagias sitting on his shoulders. Evan shakes his head in fear atop Kidman's shoulders...and Kidman plants him face-first on the mat with an ELECTRIC CHAIR FACEBUSTER, breaking out of the Camel Clutch. Both men take their time getting up. Evan staggers to his feet in the corner...and Kidman charges at him for a CM Punk like Running Corner Knee Strike to his face following up with a Bulldog out of the corner. Kidman positions Evan in front of the turnbuckles and goes straight to the top turnbuckle, setting up for the Shooting Star Press. Shannon Moore runs across the ring apron over to Kidman and grabs his leg, trying to prevent him from hitting it. Kidman kicks Shannon off of him...but it's too late to hit his finisher as Evan climbs up on the second turnbuckle and drives Kidman off the top turnbuckle with an AVALANCHE GUTWRENCH SUPLEX! Evan crawls on top of him for the pin.

    1..2..

    And only gets two! Evan raises Kidman to his feet and tucks his head between his legs. EVAN ELEVATES KIDMAN UP FOR A POWERBOMB...AND KIDMAN REVERSES THE POWERBOMB ATTEMPT INTO A SITOUT FACEBUSTER! Kidman pins Evan.

    1..2..

    Shannon breaks up the pin with a kick to the back of Kidman's head and runs back out onto the ring apron before Misterio can get him. Kidman gets pulled up to his feet by Evan. Evan tries to whip him to the corner but Kidman reverses, sending Evan running to the corner...EVAN RUNS UP THE TURNBUCKLES TO THE TOP AND GOES FOR THE OUTRAGEOUS CORKSCREW...BUT KIDMAN MOVES OUT OF THE WAY IN TIME CAUSING EVAN TO CRASH AND BURN ON THE MAT! Kidman waits for Evan to stand up and applies a front headlock on him. Shannon Moore comes running into the ring and Kidman sees him.

    KIDMAN DELIVERS A JUMPING ENZIGURI TO THE SIDE OF SHANNON'S HEAD AND SPINS AROUND IN THE AIR, PLANTING EVAN WITH A TORNADO DDT, TAKING BOTH OF THEM OUT ONE AFTER THE OTHER!

    Misterio extends his hand out once again to Kidman...and Kidman makes a tag to him.

    MISTERIO JUMPS UP ON THE TOP ROPE AND HITS A SPRINGBOARD CROSSBODY INTO THE RING ON BOTH EVAN AND SHANNON AT THE SAME TIME!

    Rey and Kidman work together, punching Shannon and Evan back into opposite corners. Kidman and Rey irish whip Evan and Shannon out of their corners into each other for a meeting of the minds. Both Evan and Shannon stagger on their feet and Kidman hurls Shannon over the top rope to the outside.

    REY HITS A CAZADORA BULLDOG ON EVAN!

    Kidman waits for Shannon to rise up at ringside.

    KIDMAN CLIMBS UP TO THE TOP ROPE AND HITS A SPRINGBOARD SHOOTING STAR PRESS ON SHANNON OUTSIDE!

    The Filthy Animals look to have it won...UNTIL THE BOOGIE KNIGHTS INTERFERE!

    Alex Wright attacks Billy Kidman at ringside while Disco Inferno distracts the referee on another side of the ring. Rey sees his partner in trouble outside and attempts a Baseball Slide on Alex but Das Wunderkind sidesteps, making Rey slide out of the ring underneath the bottom rope. Alex throws a punch at Rey and Rey throws a punch back at him, getting into a brawl. Alex catches Rey with a kick to the gut mid-exchange.

    ALEX IRISH WHIPS REY TO THE GUARDRAIL...REY SLIDES UNDERNEATH THE GUARDRAIL AND STANDS UP INBETWEEN FRONT ROW FANS...REY LEAPS UP ON TOP OF THE GUARDRAIL AND JUMPS OFF WITH A HURRICARANA TO ALEX ON THE ARENA FLOOR!

    The audience goes mental, amazed by what they just witnessed. Meanwhile, Tygress confronts Disco at ringside as he continues jawing with the referee. Tygress and Disco get into an argument now. Disco calls Tygress a "slut", resulting in Tygress slapping Disco across the face. Disco grabs Tygress' arm out of anger....LEADING TO KONNAN RUNNING OUT AND CLUBBING DISCO FROM BEHIND, SAVING TYGRESS FROM A POTENTIAL BEATING!

    While K-Dawg whoops Disco's ass at ringside, Evan is getting up inside the ring and Rey climbs onto the ring apron. REY GOES FOR A SPRINGBOARD HURRICARANA ON EVAN...HOWEVER, EVAN BLOCKS IT AND POWERS MISTERIO UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS FOR A POWERBOMB! Evan isn't done though as he goes upstairs to the top turnbuckle. Evan lands a 450 SPLASH on Misterio and follows up with a pin.

    1..2..

    Kidman slides into the ring, breaking the pin up at the last second. Kidman and Evan stand up, trading punches with each other in the middle of the ring. On the outside, Alex Wright gets back up and knocks Konnan down from behind, saving Disco. Back inside the ring, Evan rakes Kidman's eyes during their exchange and Tygress climbs onto the ring apron to complain to the ref about the eye rake. With the referee's attention on Tygress, Evan motions to Disco to get one of the Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles. Disco snatches one of the belts from off the timekeeper's desk and slides into the ring with it.

    EVAN HOLDS KIDMAN FROM BEHIND FOR DISCO...DISCO SHOOTS FORWARD TO HIT KIDMAN WITH THE BELT...BUT KIDMAN DUCKS UNDER AND DISCO ACCIDENTALLY NAILS EVAN IN THE FACE WITH THE CRUISERWEIGHT TAG TEAM BELT, KNOCKING HIM OUT!

    Disco grabs his head and his mouth drops open, looking down at Evan Karagias. Disco turns around into a Dropkick by Billy Kidman, sending him out of the ring. Alex bends over, checking up on Disco outside...AND TYGRESS LOW BLOWS ALEX FROM BEHIND! KONNAN TAKES OUT ALEX WITH A ROLLING THUNDER CLOTHESLINE!

    Shannon Moore slides back into the ring and kicks Kidman in the stomach. Shannon runs to the ropes, attempting to hit Bottoms Up but Kidman moves out of the way in time and hooks Shannon's arms from behind, twisting him around for THE KID KRUSHER!

    REY MISTERIO CLIMBS OUT ONTO THE RING APRON AND 'DROPS DA DIME' ON EVAN WITH A SPRINGBOARD LEG DROP!

    Rey hooks Evan's leg for the pin.

    1..2..3!

    Winners and STILL Cruiserweight Tag Team Champions: The Filthy Animals (14.50)

    Post-Match: The referee hands Misterio and Kidman their belts, who head to seperate corners and raise the titles up in the air at the crowd. Konnan and Tygress join Rey Misterio and Billy Kidman in the ring to celebrate. The Filthy Animals hug each other and Misterio kisses Tygress on the lips. The Filthy Animals gloat about their victory over the fallen bodies of 3 Count and Boogie Knights. Konnan raises both Misterio and Kidman's arms to the crowd while Tygress stands by, proud of her men. Once they're done celebrating, The Filthy Animals leave the ring with the belts and head up the aisle together with joy on their faces. We're shown highlights from the match.

    Once the highlights finish, coming back live in the arena, Boogie Knights get in the ring and try to help 3 Count up to their feet...BUT EVAN AND SHANNON SHOVE ALEX AND DISCO AWAY, REFUSING THEIR HELP! 3 Count yell at The Boogie Knights, blaming them for their loss, accusing Alex and Disco of costing them the titles. Boogie Knights argue back with 3 Count, telling Shannon and Evan it's their own fault that they lost. Shannon & Evan shove Alex & Disco once again and...The Boogie Knights shove 3 Count back. The referee steps inbetween both teams, trying to break them up as more shoving ensues between 3 Count and Boogie Knights.

    3 Count climb out of the ring and march up the aisle frustrated. The Boogie Knights stay behind in the ring, watching Shannon and Evan leave as it looks like 3 Count and Boogie Knights' alliance is no more, having broken up possibly for good.

    Backstage: The Giant has arrived in the building and is shown signing an autograph for a little kid. Giant shoots the kid a big smile, hands his autograph to him, and rubs his head. The kid's father thanks Giant and Giant heads off to his locker room.

    We get a recap for Sandman and Meng's Hardcore Match next, showing a replay from Thunder of Sandman accidentally blowing smoke into Meng's face when he tried to blow it in Eric Bischoff's face, setting up the feud between the two. Then a replay from this past Monday's Nitro of Sandman costing Meng the "Who Betta Than Kanyon" Open Challenge by Count-Out. And Meng coming after Sandman in a local bar on this past Wednesday's Thunder in which Sandman managed to escape from Meng and Meng left a trail of destruction behind in the bar, destroying everyone and everything in it.

    *Meng's Theme*

    Meng Entrance: Meng walks out into the arena and the crowd have their eyes glued on him, feeling the presence and aura of the Tongan beast. They can't boo him but they can't cheer him either. It's like he has the fans hyptonized. Meng makes tribal sounds to the camera on his way down to the ring and throws punches & kicks at the camera, showing why he has a reputation as one of the baddest son of a bitches to grace a wrestling ring. Meng makes his way up the Steel Steps and climbs into the ring, pacing about like a wild animal on the loose, scaring the referee and Dave Penzer into moving out of his way. Meng screams gibberish in the ring and holds out his hand, motioning for a Tongan Death Grip in Sandman's future.

    *Unledded*

    The Sandman Entrance: Sandman keeps Meng waiting in the ring and Meng watches the entrance, expecting Sandman to come out any second now. However, the camera captures Sandman standing at the top of the stairs in the crowd with his Singapore Cane in one hand and a Beer Can in the other. Like his old ECW entrance, Sandman pours beer down his mouth, bashes the can against his forehead, opening a little cut on his forehead and spews the beer out in the air all over the fans, making the crowd pop for him. Sandman starts walking down the stairs with his Singapore Cane through the sea of fans. The fans go wild for Sandman, patting him on his arms and shoulders as he passes them by. Sandman reaches the front row section in the lower tier of the crowd and pulls another Beer Can from out of his back pocket. Sandman climbs onto the guardrail, standing on it, and holds onto a fan's shoulder to keep his balance atop the guardrail. Sandman pops the top open on the Beer Can with one finger, making some of the beer inside swirl out everywhere. Sandman raises the Beer Can in the air, saluting the crowd, before he downs his second beer of the night. Sandman bashes the Beer Can against his forehead on the same cut he opened up with the previous Beer Can and spews the beer out. Sandman throws the Beer Can over his shoulder and jumps down from the guardrail onto the arena floor. Meng is still waiting inside the ring like a hungry animal, ready to feast on Sandman, and Sandman wastes no time, sliding underneath the bottom rope into the ring with his Cane.

    Match Two
    Hardcore Match
    The Sandman vs. Meng


    Meng charges at Sandman and Sandman whacks him in the gut with the Singapore Cane. Sandman then drills Meng across the back with the Cane before he hits the back of his leg with the Cane, knocking Meng off his feet. Sandman goes for a cover on Meng.

    1..2..

    Meng shoves Sandman off before three. Sandman stays on him and TIES MENG'S ARMS IN THE MIDDLE ROPES!

    SANDMAN CANES MENG IN THE MID-SECTION OVER AND OVER WHILE HE REMAINS TIED UP IN THE ROPES!

    The monster is trapped with nowhere to go and Sandman keeps pummeling him with his Singapore Cane to try and weaken him down. Meng is seething and roaring in pain after taking each shot from Sandman. Sandman backs up across the ring from Meng and charges right at Meng with his Singapore Cane...but Meng kicks him in the face, making him stumble back. Meng manages to free himself from the ropes and Sandman takes another swing at Meng with his Singapore Cane...but Meng catches the Cane inbetween his arm. Sandman tries to pull his Singapore Cane from out of Meng's arm but Meng holds the weapon tightly inbetween his arm and body. Meng punches Sandman, making him back off...AND MENG SNAPS THE SINGAPORE CANE OVER HIS KNEE, BREAKING IT IN TWO PIECES! MENG DISPOSES OF THE BROKEN WEAPON, TAKING SANDMAN'S EQUALIZER AWAY FROM HIM!

    Meng shoots straight for Sandman...and Sandman pulls the top rope down, making Meng fall out of the ring on his own momentum. SANDMAN STANDS TO HIS FEET AND WAITS FOR MENG TO GET UP AT RINGSIDE BEFORE HE SLINGS HIMSELF OVER THE TOP ROPE WITH A PESCADO! MENG CATCHES HIM IN HIS ARMS HOWEVER...AND RAMS SANDMAN BACK-FIRST INTO THE RING POST! Meng drops Sandman on the floor and goes over to grab a Steel Chair from the timekeeper's area. Meng walks back over to Sandman and tries to hit him with the Chair...Sandman ducks and Meng hits the ring post with the Chair instead. Sandman punches and kicks Meng. SANDMAN DRAGS MENG OVER TO THE STEEL STEPS AND BASHES HIS FACE OFF THE STEPS...MENG'S HEAD BOUNCES UP OFF THE STEPS THOUGH, NO SELLING IT, AND MENG BASHES SANDMAN'S FACE OFF THE STEPS!

    Meng pulls the top half of the Steel Steps off and raises it up, planning on hitting Sandman with it. Sandman picks the Chair up off the floor behind Meng. Soon as Meng turns around with the Steps...SANDMAN HITS THE STEEL STEPS WITH THE CHAIR AND MENG FALLS DOWN WITH THE STEPS ON TOP OF HIM!

    SANDMAN POUNDS ON THE STEPS WITH THE CHAIR REPEATEDLY, IMPACTING MENG UNDERNEATH THE STEPS!

    Once Sandman is done bashing the Steps with the Chair, Sandman removes the Steps off of Meng and covers him outside.

    1..2..

    Meng kicks out. Sandman picks up Meng and rolls him back into the ring. Sandman pulls up the ring apron and searches underneath the ring for weapons. Sandman finds a Car Bumper under the ring that he must've planted there before the match and slides the Car Bumper into the ring. Sandman then gets his hands on a Road Sign and a Pool Stick, chucking them into the ring. Meng is getting up while Sandman continues looking for more weapons. Sandman throws a Trash Can and a Trash Can Lid over the top rope into the ring. Meng moves out of the way as the weapons come flying at him, avoiding being hit. Sandman grabs an extra Chair and tosses that over the top rope into the ring too, nearly hitting Meng with it. Sandman goes back to looking under the ring again and Meng walks over to the ropes, reaching out through the middle ropes to try and grab Sandman...BUT SANDMAN SPRAYS A FIRE EXTINGUISHER IN MENG'S FACE! Meng goes staggering back, holding his face, covered in a cloud of mist and fog. Sandman slides into the ring and picks up the Car Bumper. SANDMAN HITS MENG IN THE GUT AND THEN OVER THE BACK WITH THE CAR BUMPER, KNOCKING HIM DOWN! Sandman drops the Car Bumper and grabs the Road Sign off the mat. Sandman spreads Meng's legs apart and places the Road Sign over his groin. Sandman then picks up the Pool Stick.

    SANDMAN BASHES THE ROAD SIGN ON MENG'S GROIN WITH THE POOL STICK, HURTING MENG'S NUTS!

    The fans cringe in response and Meng rolls over, holding his balls in a lot of agony. Sandman stomps Meng's head before he picks up the Chair and places it on top of Meng's body. Sandman steps out onto the ring apron...AND HITS A SLINGSHOT BODY SPLASH TO THE CHAIR ON TOP OF MENG! Sandman hurts himself just as much as it does Meng, doing that spot, but Sandman removes the Chair off Meng and pins him away.

    1..2..

    Meng gets his shoulder up. Sandman picks up the Chair and waits for Meng to reach his feet. SANDMAN THROWS THE CHAIR AT MENG'S HEAD...AND THE CHAIR BOUNCES OFF MENG'S HEAD, HAVING NO EFFECT ON HIM! Meng roars and starts going crazy on Sandman, viciously attacking him with punches and Headbutts. Meng beats on him some more in the corner and Biel Tosses Sandman out of the corner, sending him flying across the ring. Meng picks Sandman up to his feet and tucks his head between his legs. What Meng doesn't notice though is that Sandman reaches down and picks up the Pool Stick. MENG HOISTS SANDMAN UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS FOR A POWERBOMB...BUT SANDMAN NAILS HIM IN THE HEAD WITH THE POOL STICK ATOP HIS SHOULDERS...AND MENG FALLS BACK WITH SANDMAN CRASHING ON TOP ON HIM! Sandman gets off Meng and drags him up to his feet. Sandman tucks the Pool Stick underneath Meng's neck with the Trash Can laying on the mat behind them.

    SANDMAN WHITE RUSSIAN LEG SWEEPS MENG BACK ONTO THE TRASH CAN USING THE POOL STICK!

    The Trash Can is squashed underneath Meng's weight and Sandman crawls on top of Meng for another pin.

    1..2..

    Meng kicks out, frustrating Sandman. Sandman climbs out of the ring and searches underneath the ring once again for something. SANDMAN PULLS AN EXTRA STEEL GUARDRAIL OUT FROM UNDER THE RING! Sandman slides the Steel Guardrail underneath the bottom rope into the ring and gets in. Sandman picks up the Steel Guardrail, waiting for Meng to stand...SANDMAN HITS MENG IN THE GUT WITH THE SIDE OF THE GUARDRAIL! Meng falls to his hands & knees as a result...AND SANDMAN THROWS THE GUARDRAIL DOWN ON MENG'S BACK! Sandman lays the Guardrail down across the mat. Sandman brings Meng to a vertical base and applies a front headlock on him. SANDMAN DDT'S MENG ON THE GUARDRAIL! Sandman rolls Meng onto his back, leaving him laying on top of the Guardrail. Sandman heads to the corner and makes his way up to the top turnbuckle.

    SANDMAN GOES FOR THE ROLLING ROCK...BUT MENG ROLLS OFF THE GUARDRAIL IN TIME CAUSING SANDMAN TO MISS HIM AND LAND BACK-FIRST ON THE GUARDRAIL!

    Sandman rolls off the Guardrail, holding his back in a tremendous amount of pain. Meng gets to his feet and picks the Guardrail up, placing it in the corner against the top turnbuckle like a bridge. MENG IRISH WHIPS SANDMAN TO THE CORNER, SENDING HIM CRASHING INTO THE GUARDRAIL! Sandman bounces off the Guardrail and collapses on the mat. Meng goes for the pin.

    1..2..

    Sandman survives with a kick out. Sandman is raised to his feet and Meng scoops him up on his shoulder. MENG ATTEMPTS TO RAM SANDMAN FACE-FIRST INTO THE GUARDRAIL...BUT SANDMAN DROPS DOWN BEHIND MENG AND SHOVES HIM INTO THE GUARDRAIL IN THE CORNER! Sandman drags Meng to another corner and puts him on the top turnbuckle. Sandman ascends the top turnbuckle and drives Meng off with the HEINEKENRANA! Sandman gets his hands on the Trash Can Lid and waits for Meng to rise up.

    SANDMAN HITS MENG OVER THE HEAD WITH THE TRASH CAN LID....Meng stays on his feet...SANDMAN HITS MENG WITH THE TRASH CAN LID AGAIN...failing to knock him off his feet...SANDMAN CONTINOUSLY HITS MENG IN THE HEAD WITH THE TRASH CAN LID...Meng absorbs the shots, still standing on his feet...and delivers a Mongolian Chop to Sandman. MENG SNATCHES THE TRASH CAN LID OUT OF SANDMAN'S HANDS AND WHACKS SANDMAN OVER THE HEAD WITH IT, KNOCKING HIM DOWN ON THE FIRST BLOW!

    Sandman rolls out underneath the bottom rope and Meng follows him out of the ring. Meng turns Sandman around and knocks him down with a Throat Thrust. Meng picks up both of Sandman's legs and holds them in his arms.

    MENG GIANT SWINGS SANDMAN INTO THE GUARDRAIL ON HIS LEFT SIDE...AND THEN SWINGS HIM INTO THE GUARDRAIL ON HIS RIGHT SIDE...MENG CONTINUES SWINGING SANDMAN BACK AND FORTH TO HIS LEFT AND RIGHT INTO THE GUARDRAIL!

    After numerous Giant Swings into the Guardrail, Meng releases Sandman and leaves him laying on the arena floor. Meng goes over to the apron and looks under the ring. MENG BRINGS A TABLE OUT FROM UNDERNEATH THE RING, which pleases the crowd. Meng opens the Table legs, picks up the Table and sets it down at ringside. Meng walks over to Sandman to pick him up...but gets drilled in the stomach with a Chair. Sandman hits him in the stomach with the Chair again before he drops the Chair and places Meng on top of the Table. Sandman gets back into the ring and climbs up top. The crowd stand on their feet in anticipation for whatever Sandman has planned.

    SANDMAN HITS A BITCHIN' LEG DROP OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE, DRIVING MENG THROUGH THE TABLE ON THE OUTSIDE!

    The crowd pops, eating it up. Sandman takes his time on the floor and slowly slides on top of Meng for a pin.

    1..2..

    No! Sandman wonders what he's gotta do to keep Meng down for the count. Sandman crawls over to the Chair, grabbing it, and Sandman stands up with the Chair. Sandman screams at Meng to get up. SANDMAN ATTEMPTS TO HIT MENG WITH THE CHAIR...BUT MENG SUPERKICKS THE CHAIR INTO SANDMAN'S FACE!

    Meng picks up Sandman and throws him over the guardrail into the front row. Meng climbs over the guardrail and punches Sandman in the face, making him stagger further up the crowd. Sandman starts to fight back with his own punches and both men go brawling up the stairs in the stands. Meng and Sandman are surrounded by tons of rowdy fans as they fight further up the stairs to the top where Sandman made his entrance from. Meng and Sandman's brawl continues through the crowd entrance/exit tunnel and they end up in the CONCESSIONS STAND where there are more rowdy fans standing around, screaming and cheering them on. Meng throws Sandman across Tables, knocking merchandise, food and drinks off the Tables but the crowd don't care a lickety split as they stand back, egging Meng and Sandman on. Meng picks some Popcorn off the floor that was spilled over when he threw Sandman into the Tables and Meng eats the Popcorn, grossing some fans out. From out of nowhere, SANDMAN THROWS A CUP OF SODA INTO MENG'S FACE! While Meng is busy wiping the soda off his face, he gets some mustard squirted at him by Sandman before Sandman throws the Mustard Bottle at Meng. Meng loses it, seeing the mustard all over him, and goes ham on Sandman, savagely beating him with punches and knees to the stomach. Meng picks up a Ketchup Bottle and blasts Sandman in the face with it.

    Sandman goes staggering away from the Concessions Stand as a result of the shot with the Ketchup Bottle and Meng follows him...INTO THE WOMEN'S BATHROOM! At first sight, there's no women around in the bathroom. Meng picks up a Mop Bucket that's been left there and hits Sandman over the back with it. They go deeper into the Women's Bathroom and Meng throws Sandman into the door of a Bathroom Stall. A woman comes out of the next Bathroom Stall and Meng roars at her, scaring her out of the bathroom as she runs away screaming, giving the fans a laugh back in the arena. Meng turns his attention back to Sandman...and gets nailed in the gut with a Mop. Sandman drags Meng into one of the Bathroom Stalls...and tries to flush his head in the Toilet Bowl. Meng elbows Sandman in the stomach though and gives him a Headbutt, making Sandman stumble out of the Bathroom Stall. MENG BREAKS THE TOILET SEAT OFF ITS HINGES AND COMES OUT OF THE STALL, HITTING SANDMAN WITH THE TOILET SEAT! Meng places the Toilet Seat over Sandman's head. Meng punches him in the face while Sandman wears the Toilet Seat like a necktie. Meng removes the Toilet Seat off his neck and grabs Sandman's head. MENG TRIES TO HEADBUTT SANDMAN...BUT SANDMAN DUCKS AND MENG ACCIDENTALLY HEADBUTTS A HAND DRYER, TURNING THE HAND DRYER ON!

    Sandman takes advantage of the miss and attacks Meng with punches. Sandman and Meng brawl their way out of the Women's Bathroom back over to the Concessions Stand and they head back through the crowd entrance/exit tunnel into the arena once again. Sandman and Meng brawl back down the stairs in the crowd. They reach the lower tier of the crowd and fight off in the direction of the front row. Sandman has the upper hand over Meng...and Sandman charges towards Meng with a Crossbody, knocking Meng and himself over the guardrail back onto the arena floor at ringside. Sandman picks up Meng and throws him back into the ring. Sandman pulls up the ring apron, looking for an object, finding nothing he desires. Sandman moves over to another side of the ring and checks under there. Sandman spots what he's looking for...ANOTHER SINGAPORE CANE UNDER THE RING! Sandman grabs the Cane and climbs onto the ring apron. Meng is standing back up in the ring and Sandman heads to the top turnbuckle with the Cane.

    SANDMAN JUMPS OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE, TRYING TO HIT MENG WITH THE SINGAPORE CANE...BUT MENG CATCHES HIM WITH THE TONGAN DEATH GRIP!

    Sandman is trapped in the deadly nerve grip with nowhere to go. Sandman does the only thing he can think of to and try escape...hit Meng with the Singapore Cane. However, it has no effect on Meng who keeps the Tongan Death Grip locked on. Sandman throws more shots at Meng with the Singapore Cane...but nothing. Sandman's arms start to slow down as he keeps swinging away at Meng with the Cane...and his arms go limp. His eyes close too and the Singapore Cane falls out of Sandman's hand. Sandman passes out on the mat with Meng on top of him.

    Meng pins Sandman with the Tongan Death Grip.

    1..2..3!

    Winner: Meng (10.36)

    Post-Match: Meng finally releases the Tongan Death Grip and the referee checks on Sandman. Meng raises his arms and roars in victory. Meng stares around and screams gibberish at the crowd as we're shown highlights of the match. Meng exits the ring once the replay finishes and marches up the aisle, making tribal sounds.

    Tony Schiavone gets word on his headset that something has happened backstage, taking us to the back.

    Backstage: A cameraman is running down the Hallway to a scene that is taking place. The cameraman arrives at the scene and stops.

    CHUCK PALUMBO HAS BEEN FOUND LAID OUT ON THE FLOOR!

    The unconscious Palumbo is surrounded by a medical doctor, a couple of referees, Doug Dellinger and his tag team partner Sean O' Haire. Everybody is talking over each other, trying to revive Palumbo, who's unresponsive. A pissed off O' Haire asks Dellinger who attacked Palumbo and Dellinger replies that he never saw the perpetrator. O' Haire then asks the doctor if Palumbo is gonna be able to compete later in the World Tag Team Title match against The Impact Players and the doctor responds that he doesn't know. O' Haire stays by his partner's side, wondering if he's gonna make it for their Tag Team Title rematch coming up as the camera cuts back to the arena.

    *Jason Jett Theme*

    Jason Jett Entrance: Jason Jett comes out to his cover theme of Jackyl's "Down On Me" with a ton of momentum on his shoulders from his 12 - 0 undefeated streak. Jett stands on stage, extending both arms out with a look of confidence on his face. Jett then points to the ring and marches down the aisle. The commentators talk up Jett's undefeated streak. Jerry Lawler predicts Jason Jett will be walking out the new Cruiserweight Champion tonight. Tony Schiavone tells King not to count out Shane Helms who's been a strong Cruiserweight Champion these past couple of months and brings up that he even holds a victory over Buff Bagwell from several weeks ago on Thunder. Jason Jett runs up the Steel Steps and enters the ring, heading to the corner where he gets up on the second turnbuckle and extends his arms out again. The crowd cheer him but there are some boos that can be heard for him as the audience are split for champion and challenger. Jett climbs down from the second turnbuckle and awaits his opponent.

    *Vertebreaker*

    Shane Helms Entrance: The Sugarbabes dance on stage as "Sugar" Shane appears from out back. The Sugarbabes part like the red sea, making a path for the Cruiserweight Champion as he walks inbetween them and does a little dance in front of his ladies. Shane then heads down the aisle to the ring, wearing his belt around his waist, and slaps hands with some of the fans. Shane climbs up the Steps and gets in the ring, making his way over to the corner. Shane unstraps the Cruiserweight Title from around his waist, steps on the second turnbuckle and raises the belt up to the crowd, gloating about being the champ. Shane receives the same reaction as Jason Jett from the fans with the crowd being half and half for both fan favourites. Jason Jett watches Shane from the opposite corner as Shane climbs down from the second turnbuckle and hands the Cruiserweight belt over to the referee, who holds it up in the middle of the ring. Both Helms and Jett stare up with their eyes on the prize before the referee hands the title off to the timekeeper outside and signals for the bell to ring.

    Match Three
    Cruiserweight Championship
    Shane Helms (c) vs. Jason Jett


    Helms and Jett slap hands out of respect before they start circling the ring. Both men shoot straight into a lock up. Jett Armdrags Helms across the ring and Helms stands up, nodding his head at Jett, looking impressed. Both men lock up again. This time it's Helms that Armdrags Jett across the ring. Jett stands up and charges at Helms. Helms attempts a Hip Toss but Jett blocks it and punches him in the stomach, making him bend over. Jett grabs his other arm and twists Helms around for a Backslide Pin.

    1..2..

    Helms kicks out and gets to his feet. Jett applies a Headlock on Helms. Helms fights it and shoves Jett to the ropes...only to get knocked down with a Shoulder Block. Jett runs across the ring and Helms turns over onto his stomach. Jett bounces off the ropes and jumps over Helms' back, continuing to run to the other side of the ropes. Helms stands up and leap frogs Jett then turns around, catching Jett with a Calf Kick to the face as he comes off the ropes again. Jett gets up in the corner and Helms races towards him, jumping on his mid-section for a Monkey Flip in the air...Jett lands on his feet though across the ring from Helms. Helms gets up and turns around, seeing Jett on his feet, and Helms sprints at him...ONLY TO GET HIP TOSSED BACK-FIRST INTO THE TURNBUCKLES BY JETT! Helms' back bounces off the turnbuckles and the Cruiserweight Champion falls to the mat. Jett attempts another pin on the champ.

    1..2..

    Helms kicks out once again. Helms is stood up and rocked with forearms to the face. Jett goes for an irish whip but Helms reverses. Helms looks for a Clothesline but Jett ducks under his arm and jumps on the second rope, attemping a Twisting Crossbody...Helms drops down in time causing Jett to miss his target and hit the mat instead. Helms waits for Jett to stand up and shoots straight for him...Jett sidesteps though and throws Helms over the top rope. However, Helms hangs onto the top rope with both hands and as soon as Jett turns around in the ring, Helms skins the cat and catches Jett's head with his feet, sending him over the top rope to the outside with a Headscissors Takeover. Helms skins the cat back into the ring completely this time and scales up to the top turnbuckle, waiting to Jett to get up at ringside.

    HELMS GOES AIRBOURNE WITH A FROG SPLASH PLANCHA OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE TO JETT OUTSIDE!

    The fans stand in awe and we get a replay of the Frog Splash Plancha off the top turnbuckle. The replay finishes and Helms lifts Jett to his feet, bashing his face off the ring apron. Helms climbs up on the ring apron, looking to get back in the ring...but Jett grabs his foot and trips Helms up on the ring apron back-first. Helms rolls off the ring apron, falling to the floor outside. Jett backs up in the aisle a few feet away from Helms, waiting for Helms to rise. Helms reaches his feet, standing back against the ring apron.

    JETT CHARGES FORWARD AND HELMS BACK BODY DROPS HIM ONTO THE RING APRON...BUT JASON REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES AND SPIKES HELMS HEAD-FIRST ONTO THE ARENA FLOOR WITH A HANDSPRING DDT!

    Helms' eyes roll in the back of his head and he lays on the floor while Jett stands up, getting a pop from the crowd. We get another instant replay. Jett rolls Helms back into the ring, going for the pin.

    1..2..

    Nope! Jett picks Helms up and tries a Short Arm Clothesline but Helms ducks his arm, getting behind Jett, and Helms crosses Jett's arms together like a straightjacket, setting up for The X Plex...Jett spins out of it though with a Double Mule Kick to Helms' chin. Jett heads to the corner and makes his way up to the top turnbuckle. Helms springs up to his feet and rushes over to the corner, landing an Uppercut to Jett's face, stopping him in his tracks. Jett is left dazed on the top turnbuckle and Helms climbs up to the top with him. Helms grabs hold of Jason's neck and carefully stands him up on the top turnbuckle.

    HELMS DRIVES JETT OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE TO THE MAT WITH A SUPER SWINGING NECKBREAKER!

    Both men lay on the mat for a bit and Helms slowly rolls over, draping an arm on top of Jett for a pin.

    1..2..

    Jett pops his shoulder up. Helms and Jett take their time getting up, reaching their feet at the same time. Helms blasts Jett with a Knife Edge Chop to the chest. Jett fires back with an Overhand Chop. Helms throws another chop back at Jett. And Jett responds with another one of his own. The Chops turn into Forearm Smashes and both men exchange forearms to the face, rocking each other back. Jett and Helms both go for Dropkicks at the same time but miss each other and they fall flat on their backs. Jett and Helms then kip up to their feet at the same time. Helms throws a Superkick at Jett...but Jason catches his foot in his hands, making the champ stand on one leg. Jett whips Helms' leg, spinning him around...and Helms answers with a Jumping Enziguri to the side of Jett's head. Helms waits for Jett to get up off the mat and grabs hold of his head from behind, setting up for The Nightmare On Helms Street. Jason twists his head around in Helms' arm though and takes Helms over with a Northern Lights Suplex for a pin.

    1..2...

    Helms gets a shoulder up. Helms gets picked up and Jett attempts an irish whip to the corner. Helms reverses, sending Jett to the corner. Helms rushes towards Jett and receives a Back Elbow to the face, making him back off. Jett charges out of the corner, going for a Clothesline but Helms ducks under and catches Jett with a Side Effect. Helms waits for Jett to get on his knees and goes for a Shining Wizard...but Jett ducks and Helms lands stomach-first on the mat in front of Jett. Jett stands over Helms' back and picks up his arms & legs, wrapping him up like a turkey...AND JETT APPLIES A PENDULUM SWING ON HELMS! Helms is swung back and forth like a rocking horse between Jett's legs. JETT CARRIES HELMS OVER TO THE CORNER WITH THE PENDULUM SWING AND BOUNCES HIS HEAD OFF THE BOTTOM TURNBUCKLE REPEATEDLY! Jett eventually releases Helms from the Pendulum Swing and picks him up to his feet. Jett sets up for The Crash Landing and lifts Helms up...but Helms responds with a quick knee to his head, forcing Jett to drop him and release him, escaping The Crash Landing. Helms kicks Jett in the gut, bending him over.

    HELMS JUMPS ON TOP OF JETT'S BACK FOR A SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB...BUT JETT HOLDS HIM UPSIDE DOWN ON HIS BACK AND DRIVES HELMS DOWN ON THE MAT WITH A CRADLE BELLY TO BACK PILEDRIVER!

    Jett holds down Helms' legs in a rana pin.

    1..2..

    Helms manages to kick out, disappointing Jett. Jett pulls Helms up to his feet and irish whips him to the ropes, drilling him with a Kitchen Sink to the gut. Jett waits for Helms to reach his feet and launches off to the ropes. JETT GOES FOR THE SHOCKWAVE...BUT AS HE JUMPS BACKWARDS, HELMS CATCHES HIM WITH A JUMPING NECKBREAKER! Helms drags Jett up off the mat and sets up for The Vertebreaker, going for it...but Jett lands on his feet behind Helms and rolls him up with a Rolling Prawn Hold for the pin.

    1..2..

    Helms shoves Jett forward, breaking the pin. Helms gets up and Jett charges at him. Helms tosses Jett up and over the top rope with a Back Body Drop...but Jett catches himself on the ring apron. Helms turns around and gets blasted with a forearm to the face by Jett, making him stumble back. Jett slings himself over the top rope back into the ring, taking Helms down with the AFTERBURNER! Helms staggers up to his feet in the corner and Jett comes running at him, jumping onto his mid-section for a Monkey Flip, but Helms grabs his feet and turns Jett around, giving him a seat on the top turnbuckle. Helms strikes him in the face with a punch and climbs up to the top turnbuckle, setting up for a Superplex. Jett punches him in the stomach though, putting a stop to it. Jett stands up on the second turnbuckle with Helms on his shoulder, hanging Helms upside down on his back.

    JETT PLANTS HELMS OFF THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE TO THE MAT WITH AN AVALANCHE AIR RAID CRASH!

    A loud "OOOH!" echoes throughout the arena from the fans and Jett rolls on top of Helms, pinning him with his back. It looks like this is it.

    1..2..

    NO! Helms surprises everyone including Jett with a kickout. Jett almost got three on that one. Jett bangs the mat, a little frustrated with the kickout. But he has to keep on him and Jett stands up to his feet. Jett looks at the fans and points up, motioning for The Crash Landing. Jett raises Helms to his feet and sets him up for his finisher.

    JETT FLIPS HELMS UP IN THE AIR FOR THE CRASH LANDING...

    HELMS CATCHES HIS LEGS ON JETT'S SHOULDERS IN MID-AIR AND REVERSES THE CRASH LANDING INTO A FRANKENSTEINER!

    HELMS HOLDS DOWN JETT'S LEGS WITH A RANA PIN!

    1..2..3!

    SHANE HELMS ENDS THE UNDEFEATED STREAK OF JASON JETT!!!


    Winner and STILL Cruiserweight Champion: Shane Helms (12.51)

    Post-Match: The crowd's eyes blow up and jaws drop in response to Jason Jett's undefeated streak coming to an end. The Helms fans pop but the Jett fans are stunned silent. Jason Jett sits up on the mat, eyes and mouth wide open, shock come across his face. Jett holds his head, getting caught by surprise from Helms, suffering his first loss. The commentators are going crazy on their headsets especially Jerry Lawler who was wrong about his prediction of Jett walking out the new champ. The referee hands the Cruiserweight Title to Shane Helms and raises his arm in the air as Jett looks up, staring at Helms. Helms heads to the corner and climbs up on the second turnbuckle, holding his Cruiserweight Title high and proud to the fans. Jett looks like he wants to cry and buries his head between his knees as Helms continues celebrating, making his way over to the other corners of the ring. Jett slowly stands up to his feet in the middle of the ring, shaking his head in disappointment. Helms climbs down from the second turnbuckle and turns around, seeing Jett on his feet with his head down. Helms feels a little sympathetic towards Jett and Jett turns around to leave the ring...but Helms runs up to him and grabs his arm, stopping him from leaving. Helms has some words with Jett, thanking him for a great performance and tells him that he has a promising future ahead in the Cruiserweight Division. Helms offers his hand out to Jett for a handshake. Jett is still emotional but accepts the handshake and Helms pulls him in for a hug as the crowd applauds both men for their sportsmanship. Helms raises Jett's arm up to the crowd and points to him out of respect. Jett thanks Helms and hugs the champion once again. Jett pulls away from Helms, nodding his head at him...

    AND JETT BLASTS HELMS IN THE FACE WITH A FOREARM SMASH, KNOCKING THE CHAMPION DOWN!

    Jett begins stomping Helms on the mat as the crowd watch flabbergasted. Jett mounts Helms and rains down rapid intense punches upon his face as Tony Schiavone is questioning why Jett is doing this on commentary. Jett stands up and heavy boos ring throughout the Savvis Center for him. But Jett could care less, staring at the fans with an angry look on his face. Shane Helms is stirring on the mat behind Jett, trying to gather his bearings. Jett turns around and pulls Helms up to his feet.

    JETT PLANTS HELMS ON THE MAT WITH THE CRASH LANDING!

    Jason decides he's not done yet though as he drags Helms back up to his feet again.

    JETT HITS A SECOND CRASH LANDING ON HELMS!

    The boos grow louder for Jett in response, which just only makes him pick up Helms once again.

    HELMS RECEIVES A THIRD CRASH LANDING FROM JETT!

    The crowd chant "ASSHOLE!" at Jett and Jett stares at the crowd, soaking in all the boos and negative chants. Jett looks down at Helms...and spits on him, showing huge disrespect before he exits the ring. Jett walks up the aisle, still mad, ignoring all the boos, heckles, and thumbs down from the front row fans he passes by. Tony Schiavone says he's disappointed in Jett, calling him a "sore loser" while Jerry Lawler says he likes this new attitude from him. The referee checks on Helms in the ring while Jett heads behind the curtain, embracing his heel turn.

    Backstage: Raven is sitting against a wall in the Hallway all alone, thinking to himself in silence. The atmosphere feels eerie. Raven suddenly starts hearing giggles and laughing from somewhere. Raven stands up and looks around to see where the giggling and laughing is coming from.

    RAVEN LOOKS ACROSS THE HALLWAY...AND SEES TWO CREEPY LITTLE GIRLS DRESSED IN WHITE, WEARING STING MASKS OVER THEIR FACE!

    It looks like the twin scene from The Shining. Raven walks up to the creepy girls, who are still laughing and giggling at him.

    Raven asks them, "What do you want? Get out of here."

    The creepy girls respond, "Come out and play, Raven."

    The girls start laughing and giggling again. Raven is creeped out by them...and reaches for a Steel Chair that's laying about on an equipment case.

    RAVEN IS ABOUT TO HIT THE CREEPY GIRLS WITH THE CHAIR....WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT IN THE HALLWAY!

    ONCE THE LIGHTS COME BACK ON...THE CREEPY GIRLS HAVE DISAPPEARED AND RAVEN IS STANDING ALONE IN THE HALLWAY WITH THE CHAIR IN HIS HAND!


    Raven is left confused. But it's obvious Sting is playing one last mind game on him before their match later tonight.

    The camera cuts back to the arena on Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler at the commentary desk. Tony Schiavone tells us that the World Tag Team Title match is scheduled next. But he regrets to informs us that Chuck Palumbo has not been medically cleared to compete after his attack backstage and therefore the World Tag Team Title match will now be a 2-on-1 Handicap Match!

    *Cross The Line*

    The Impact Players Entrance: The World Tag Team Champions make their way out with grins on their faces, happy about the news that this is now a 2-on-1 Handicap match, giving them a major advantage. Tony Schiavone suspects The Impact Players may have been behind Chuck Palumbo's attack backstage and he's not the only one in the arena. Jerry Lawler accuses Schiavone of being a conspiracy theorist though, believing The Impact Players to be innocent. Storm hops up on the ring apron and turns around to the crowd, raising his Tag Team belt up in front of them while Justin Credible enters the ring and stands on the ropes behind Lance Storm, holding his Tag Team belt up to the crowd also. The fans boo The Impact Players as they pose with the titles. Once they finish posing, Credible climbs down from the ropes and Storm steps through the ropes, entering the ring. Credible takes his t-shirt off and The Impact Players hand their belts over to the referee as their music cuts off and they wait for Sean O' Haire.

    *Freestyle Hombre*

    Sean O' Haire Entrance: Sean O' Haire comes out alone without his partner and O' Haire is pissed of course. O' Haire stands on the entrance stage, staring all the way down at The Impact Players in the ring, who find humor in the situation and are challenging O' Haire to get in the ring. Like Tony Schiavone, O' Haire suspects it was The Impact Players who took out his partner backstage. O' Haire decides to take The Impact Players up on their challenge and sprints down the aisle, sliding underneath the bottom rope into the ring, wasting no time in going after The Impact Players.

    Match Four
    2-on-1 Handicap Match for the World Tag Team Championship
    The Impact Players (Lance Storm and Justin Credible) (c) vs. Sean O' Haire


    Storm and Credible stomp O' Haire as soon as he slides in, putting the boots to his back and head. The Impact Players pick up O' Haire together and start clubbing him across the back with forearms.

    STORM AND CREDIBLE IRISH WHIP O' HAIRE TO THE CORNER...BUT O' HAIRE RUNS UP TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND PERFORMS A BACKFLIP OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE, LANDING BEHIND THE IMPACT PLAYERS! STORM AND CREDIBLE TURN AROUND INTO A DOUBLE RIDGE HAND CLOTHESLINE FROM O' HAIRE!

    O' Haire waits for both men to get up and delivers back and forth punches to Storm and Credible. O' Haire knocks Storm down with a punch and Storm goes rolling out underneath the bottom rope. O' Haire turns around and ducks a Clothesline from Credible...AND SUPERKICKS CREDIBLE, KNOCKING HIM OUT OF THE RING THROUGH THE ROPES! Storm helps Credible up to his feet and The Impact Players regroup on the outside while O' Haire waits for them inside the ring. Storm and Credible take their time coming up with a gameplan at ringside and O' Haire is daring them to get back in the ring. Storm and Credible decide to climb up on opposite sides of the ring from each other, surrounding O' Haire in the ring. O' Haire looks to his left and right, waiting to see who strikes first. Both Storm and Credible step through the ropes at the same time and pounce on O' Haire, attacking him with punches and kicks. O' Haire is beaten down to the mat, the numbers disadvantage taking its effect on him. The referee yells at one of The Impact Players to get out of the ring and Storm heads out onto the ring apron, leaving Credible as the legal man in the ring. Credible kicks O' Haire in the gut and plants him on the mat with a SPINNING DDT before going for a pin.

    1..2..

    O' Haire kicks out. Credible picks up O' Haire and drags him to his & Storm's corner where he stomps his mid-section repeatedly. Once he's done kicking his mid-section in, Credible creates a distraction and turns the referee's back to Storm, who wraps his arm around O' Haire's neck and chokes him in the corner behind the official's back. Storm releases his choke on O' Haire before the referee turns around and Storm throws up his hands, acting all innocent. Credible makes a tag to Storm and Credible holds O' Haire from behind, so Storm can deck him in the gut with punches. Credible steps out on the ring apron and Storm irish whips O' Haire across the ring, taking him down with a Spinning Wheel Kick. Storm gets out on the ring apron and waits for O' Haire to stand to his feet before he leaps up on the top rope and connects with a Springboard Clothesline on O' Haire. Storm goes for the cover.

    1..2..

    O' Haire raises the shoulder. Storm lifts O' Haire off the mat and Snapmares him on his butt then applies a Chinlock on him. Despite being outnumbered, O' Haire refuses to quit. Sean fights up to his feet and directs elbows to the stomach of Storm until he breaks free from the Chinlock. O' Haire shoots off to the ropes...but gets a knee driven into his back from Credible on the ring apron. Storm follows up with a Back Suplex on O' Haire. Storm tags in Credible, who ascends the top turnbuckle immediately and crashes down on top of O' Haire with a DIVING BODY SPLASH! Credible hooks his leg for the pin.

    1..2..

    O' Haire kicks out once again and Credible looks up at the referee, telling him to count faster. O' Haire gets stood up and Credible locks him in an ABDOMINAL STRETCH! The referee asks O' Haire if he wants to submit and O' Haire shouts "No!". Some cheating starts to occur as Credible reaches back to his partner on the ring apron and Storm grabs his hand for extra leverage. O' Haire feels the extra pressure put on him and informs the referee of their cheating. Storm lets go of Credible's hand before the referee checks it out. The ref goes back to asking O' Haire if he wants to give up and Credible links hands with Storm once again. O' Haire lets the ref know again and the official looks behind Credible...seeing nothing. The Impact Players link hands once again...but this time the referee catches them in the act and kicks their hands, breaking their link. O' Haire Hip Tosses Credible, breaking out of the Abdominal Stretch. O' Haire turns around and blasts Storm in the face, knocking him off the ring apron. O' Haire grabs the back of Credible's neck with both hands, holding him in a Muay Thai clinch and delivers multiple Knee Strikes to the body of Credible. O' Haire then sends Credible across the ring with an irish whip and drives him down on the mat with a SPINEBUSTER! O' Haire gets on top of Credible for a pin.

    1..2..

    Storm slides into the ring, breaking up the pin in time with a kick to the back of O' Haire's head. Storm gets back out on the ring apron, extending his hand to Credible, and Credible makes a tag to Storm. Storm tells Credible to go up top. Credible stands up on the top turnbuckle, above Storm, and Storm reaches up with his hands, taking hold of Credible's hands. Storm throws Credible off the top turnbuckle for an Assisted Senton (The Quebecer's old finisher, The Quebec Crash)...but Sean O' Haire rolls out of the way and Credible misses him, hitting nothing but the mat. Storm checks on his partner before he turns around and grabs O' Haire, dragging him up...O' Haire drills Storm with a Throat Thrust from out of nowhere. O' Haire lands a Dropkick on Storm, putting him down. O' Haire sees Credible back up and charges at him. Credible sidesteps and throws O' Haire out of the ring through the middle ropes. Credible waits for O' Haire to get back on his feet at ringside.

    CREDIBLE SLINGS HIMSELF OVER THE TOP ROPE FOR A SLINGSHOT HURRICARANA...BUT O' HAIRE CATCHES HIM ON HIS SHOULDERS AND POWERBOMBS CREDIBLE DOWN ON THE RING APRON!

    Credible collapses on the floor, holding his back in a world of pain. O' Haire leaves him laying on the floor and climbs up on the ring apron, heading to the top turnbuckle. O' Haire hits a DIVING SHOULDER BLOCK on Storm in the ring and goes for the pin.

    1..2..

    Storm kicks out. O' Haire picks Storm up to his feet and elevates him in the air, holding him up for awhile, before planting him on the mat with a Delayed Vertical Suplex. O' Haire moves to the corner, waiting for Storm to get up.

    O' HAIRE CHARGES AT STORM...GETTING CAUGHT BY THE LEG AND STORM ROLLS BACKWARDS FOR A SINGLE LEG TAKEDOWN, PUTTING O' HAIRE IN THE CANADIAN MAPLE LEAF!

    It's all or nothing for O' Haire now. He's trapped in the middle of the ring with no one to help him. It's on him alone to win the titles. One last shot and the longer he's in the Canadian Maple Leaf, the more the titles start to slip further away from him. O' Haire screams for the ropes and pushes himself as hard as he can towards the bottom rope. O' Haire puts his hand out as far as he can...and grabs onto the bottom rope, saving his hopes of regaining the World Tag Team Titles back. The referee starts counting Storm out to release the submission and Storm breaks on the count of 4. The referee gives Storm a warning to break early next time. Storm grabs O' Haire's leg and drags him up off the mat onto one foot. O' Haire answers with an Enziguri to Storm's head, knocking him down. O' Haire waits for Storm to reach his feet and lifts up him above his head. O' Haire throws Storm all the way down on the mat with a MILITARY PRESS MICHINOKU DRIVER II and follows up with a pin.

    1..2..

    Credible slides in to make the save. Credible punches O' Haire once they're back on their feet. Credible attempts an irish whip but O' Haire reverses, whipping Credible to the ropes. O' Haire tosses Credible up and over with a Back Body Drop to the mat. Storm is getting up and O' Haire puts him on his shoulders in a fireman's carry.

    O' HAIRE F5'S LANCE STORM...AND STORM'S FEET HITS THE REFEREE IN THE FACE AS HE'S BEING SWUNG AROUND!

    Storm goes down on the mat along with the referee. O' Haire heads to the corner and goes up high.

    O' HAIRE HITS THE SEANTON BOMB ON STORM AND COVERS HIM...

    BUT THERE'S NO REFEREE TO COUNT!


    O' Haire is still waiting for a count and the crowd count past 10. O' Haire should be one half of the new Tag Team Champions right now. O' Haire has waited long enough and stands up, noticing the referee down. O' Haire checks up on the referee and shakes him, trying to revive him. Credible gets up across the ring behind O' Haire. O' HAIRE TURNS AROUND AND CREDIBLE SCOOPS HIM UP ON HIS SHOULDER, LOOKING TO HIT THAT'S INCREDIBLE...O' HAIRE FALLS BACKWARDS, REVERSING THE POSITION, HOLDING CREDIBLE UP ON HIS SHOULDER...AND O' HAIRE PLANTS HIM ON THE MAT WITH A RUNNING POWERSLAM!

    O' Haire waits for Credible and Storm to start moving.

    O' HAIRE RUNS TO THE ROPES...

    AND GETS A STEEL CHAIR DRIVEN INTO HIS BACK FROM OUTSIDE THE RING...BY MIKE AWESOME!!!


    O' Haire drops to his hands and knees, grabbing his back in agony as the crowd look stunned.

    Mike Awesome has returned, previously getting injured in his match with Chuck Palumbo on Thunder last month, taking him out of the World Tag Team Title Match at Spring Stampede.

    O' Haire weakly stands up to his feet, still holding his back...

    AND THE IMPACT PLAYERS DOUBLE SUPERKICK SEAN O' HAIRE!

    Storm drops down on top of O' Haire for the pin. Credible wakes up the referee and drags him into position to make the count. Awesome stands at ringside, watching as the count takes place.

    1...2...3!

    Winners and STILL World Tag Team Champions: The Impact Players (06.27)

    Post-Match: Mike Awesome snatches the World Tag Team Titles away from the timekeeper and enters the ring with the belts. Everyone including The Impact Players are surprised to see Awesome back. Awesome shoots Storm and Credible a smile and hands them the World Tag Team Titles. Awesome raises up both Storm and Credible's arms to the crowd, who loudly boo the reunited trio. Storm & Credible hug Awesome and continue celebrating as a replay shows Mike Awesome sneaking out from the crowd and grabbing a Steel Chair from the timekeeper's area, using it to hit O' Haire in the back at ringside, costing him and Palumbo the titles. Jerry Lawler mentions on commentary that it's pretty clear now that it was Mike Awesome who attacked Chuck Palumbo backstage, taking him out of the match. The Impact Players pose in the middle of the ring with their titles, with Storm down on one knee flexing his left arm while holding the belt on his right shoulder and Credible standing behind Storm, holding his belt up in the air as Mike Awesome stands besides them, raising his own arms in the air. The Impact Players, Team Canada, whatever you wanna call them, exit the ring and leave up the aisle together, high fiving each other.

    Backstage: Jason Jett is seen leaving the arena, still raging from suffering his first loss. Mean Gene runs up to Jett, trying to stop him for an interview about his actions tonight but Jett ignores him and continues walking off, heading out of the building, leaving Gene standing alone with his mic.

    The camera heads back to the arena and Tony Schiavone recaps the feud between Ken Shamrock and Ernest Miller, showing a replay from Nitro several weeks ago of Shamrock busting M.I. Smooth's nose open with a Headbutt then Pillmanizing him after the match and applying an Ankle Lock on his already broken leg, leading to Ernest Miller running out to M.I. Smooth's rescue. We're then shown a replay from Nitro two weeks ago of Shamrock putting Ms. Jones in the Ankle Lock and Cat coming out to her rescue plus footage of Jones getting loaded in an Ambulance, being taken away to the hospital. The recap finishes with clips from Shamrock and Miller's Split Screen Interview from Nitro this past Monday, which ended with Shamrock punching out the camera on his side of the screen.

    *Cat's The Greatest*

    Ernest Miller Entrance: ""I'M THE GREATEST! 1-2, 1-2-3-HIT ME!" belts out into the arena, kicking off the funky soul James Brown theme of The Cat. Ernest Miller graces the Savvis Center with his presence, pointing three fingers up at the crowd, and talks trash to the camera on his way down to the ring about how he's gonna whoop Ken Shamrock and become the greatest United States Champion. The Cat also gives a shoutout to Ms. Jones. Miller walks up the Steel Steps onto the ring apron and climbs through the ropes, entering the ring. Miller paces about in the ring, looking at the crowd, pointing three fingers up at them again. Miller steps into the middle of the ring as "1-2, 1-2-3-HIT ME!" repeats itself and The Cat starts dancing James Brown style with a spotlight on him. Some of the audience members are caught on camera enjoying Cat's performance. As The Cat continues busting out his James Brown moves...

    KEN SHAMROCK SLIDES INTO THE RING FROM OUT OF NOWHERE WITH A STEEL CHAIR IN HIS HAND...AND SHAMROCK WHACKS MILLER IN THE BACK WITH THE CHAIR, PUTTING A STOP TO HIS PERFORMANCE!

    The spotlight goes off and the crowd boo "The World's Most Dangerous Man" as he stands over The Cat's body with the Chair.

    SHAMROCK BEGINS BASHING MILLER'S BODY WITH THE CHAIR OVER AND OVER AGAIN!

    The referee screams at Shamrock to stop but the United States Champion doesn't let up and the boos from the crowd get more intense after each smack with the Chair. Miller's arms and back take most of the brunt with the Chair. After numerous shots with the Chair, Shamrock raises the Chair over his head again...but this time the referee grabs the Chair out of Shamrock's hands and takes it away from him. Shamrock and the referee argue with each other as The Cat lays in the middle of the ring in a weakened state. The referee demands Shamrock get in his corner and Shamrock allows the referee to check on Miller. The referee attends to Miller, who's stirring on the mat, holding his arms and wincing in pain. Miller slowly slides to his corner with help from the referee and lays back against the turnbuckles. Miller uses the ropes to try and pull himself up, struggling to get to his feet. Shamrock is in the opposite corner, taking pleasure in his work. The referee is in Cat's face, asking him if he wants to go ahead with the match or call it off. Cat tells the referee he wants to go ahead with the match. The referee asks him if he's sure and Cat nods his head at him. Ms. Jones is his motivation for hanging in and fighting through the pain. The referee goes over to Shamrock and asks for his United States Title, which Shamrock hands him. The referee raises the US Title up to the crowd before he passes it on to the timekeeper outside and calls for the bell to ring, starting the match.

    Match Five
    United States Championship
    Ken Shamrock (c) vs. Ernest Miller


    The Cat is halfway up, still using the ropes to try and pull himself to his feet...AND SHAMROCK RUSHES FORWARD, MAULING THE CAT WITH VICIOUS KNEES AND PUNCHES TO HIS BODY AND FACE IN THE CORNER! Shamrock relentlessly smashes him in the corner and refuses to stop, forcing the referee to step in and pull Shamrock off Miller, dragging him into the middle of the ring. Shamrock and the referee have another shouting match with each other. Cat comes staggering out of the corner and Shamrock goes back to work, putting Miller on the mat with a DOUBLE LEG TAKEDOWN!

    SHAMROCK GROUND N' POUNDS MILLER, REIGNING PUNCHES, ELBOWS AND HAMMERFISTS DOWN UPON HIM!

    The referee steps in a second time, pulling Shamrock off Miller again before he does serious damage to him like his previous victims. The referee screams at Shamrock to stay in his corner while he checks up on Miller. Cat is stirring on the mat with the referee kneeling him over, asking him if he's okay. Shamrock is watching from the corner as Miller slowly gets on his knees, looking like he's been through Hell and back...and Cat motions with his hands for Shamrock to give him some more, refusing to back down. Shamrock charges forward and kicks Miller in the face, knocking him on his back. Shamrock puts the boots to Miller, stomping him out on the mat. Shamrock peels Miller off the mat and irish whips him to the corner. Shamrock bolts towards him and collides into him with a Corner Clothesline. Shamrock whips Miller to the opposite corner and follows up with another Corner Clothesline on The Cat. Shamrock pulls Miller out of the corner and waistlocks him, planting him on the mat with a BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX! Shamrock tries to end the match with a cover.

    1..2..

    Cat kicks out, still fighting tough and hangs in there like the poster. Miller gets brought to his feet and chucked out of the ring through the middle ropes by "The World's Most Dangerous Man". Shamrock follows him out and brings Miller to his feet again, scooping him up in the air, dropping him face-first on the guardrail. Shamrock doesn't stop there as he then tosses Cat into the Steel Steps. Shamrock roars at the crowd, who boo him back. Shamrock picks up Miller and places him against the ring post.

    SHAMROCK GOES FOR A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO MILLER...CAT DUCKS AND SHAMROCK ACCIDENTALLY KICKS THE RING POST INSTEAD!

    Shamrock hobbles in pain...and The Cat begins his comeback, throwing a series of rapid Karate Kicks at Shamrock's chest and stomach. Shamrock is bent over from a kick to the stomach and Miller raises his leg up in the air, dropping an Axe Kick on the back of Shamrock's neck, knocking the United States Champion down. Cat waits for Shamrock to make it back to his feet.

    MILLER LUNGES FORWARD AND THROWS A KARATE SIDE KICK AT SHAMROCK, SENDING SHAMROCK FLYING BACK AGAINST THE GUARDRAIL!

    Cat drags Shamrock up off the floor and bashes his face off the ring apron before rolling him back into the ring. Miller slides in and once Shamrock gets up...CAT SUPERKICKS SHAMROCK IN THE FACE! Miller pins Shamrock.

    1..2..

    Shamrock pops the shoulder up. Miller allows Shamrock to get up and kicks him in the gut. Cat bends his knee, grabs his ankle and delivers a SWITCHBLADE KICK to the back of Shamrock's head. Miller Scoop Slams Shamrock on the mat before hitting an Elbow Drop on him. Shamrock is raised to his feet and Cat attempts an irish whip but gets reversed, being sent to the ropes by the US Champion. Shamrock bends over for a Back Body Drop but Cat stops himself in front of Shamrock and does a James Brown split on the mat, landing an Uppercut to Shamrock's face. Shamrock goes stumbling to the corner and Miller follows him there, drilling him with Knife Edge Chops. Cat then throws a series of Shin Kicks at Shamrock's chest before nailing him in the face with a Jumping Spinning Crescent Kick, dropping Shamrock down on his butt against the bottom turnbuckle. Miller presses his foot against Shamrock's neck, choking him with it. The referee starts counting out Cat and when Miller refuses to release his Foot Choke, the referee breaks Miller off of Shamrock and gets into an argument with him. Shamrock pulls himself up to his feet while Miller and the referee are jawing with each other. Cat turns his head, seeing Shamrock up and charges at him...only to get caught with a boot to the face, rocking him back. Shamrock bolts out of the corner...only to get taken down with a SPINNING LEG SWEEP from Cat. Miller picks up Shamrock and drags him to the corner, bashing his face off the top turnbuckle. Miller turns him around and climbs up on the second turnbuckle, making Shamrock eat 10 Corner Punches. Cat climbs down after the tenth & final punch and puts Shamrock on the top turnbuckle. Cat steps up on the second turnbuckle...AND SUPERPLEXES SHAMROCK TO THE MAT!

    The referee begins his count and both champion & challenger take their time recovering to their feet, starting to move at the count of 5 and making it back up after the count of 9, beating the 10 count. Shamrock and Cat exchange kicks to the body like a scene out of Bloodsport. Cat being a Karate master gets the better of Shamrock in the kick battle. Miller irish whips Shamrock to the corner and Shamrock bounces off the turnbuckles chest-first, stumbling backwards. Miller moves in front of Shamrock, getting into position for The Feliner.

    CAT GOES FOR THE FELINER ON SHAMROCK...BUT SHAMROCK CATCHES MILLER'S FOOT AND PUTS HIM DOWN ON THE MAT, APPLYING THE ANKLE LOCK!

    Miller screams instantly and attempts to push himself up off the mat...but no luck. Cat continues trying to fight out of the submission that put Booker T, Stevie Ray, M.I. Smooth and Ms. Jones in the hospital, trying to prevent himself from joining them. The referee asks Miller if he wants to submit and Cat screams "NO!" back at him. Cat scratches and claws his way over to the ropes, getting closer and closer to the bottom rope. Miller reaches out with his hand, almost there. His fingertips are touching the bottom rope...but Shamrock drags Miller back into the center of the ring, trapping him with nowhere to go. Miller covers his head with his arms and the referee asks once again if he wants to give up but Miller doesn't respond back this time. The pain is excruciating, his ankle feels like it's about to snap like a twig, and Miller struggles with finding a way out, leaving him with no choice but to TAP OUT!

    Winner and STILL United States Champion: Ken Shamrock (05.34)

    Post-Match: The referee tries pulling Shamrock off as he holds on a little longer with the Ankle Lock. The referee starts counting out Shamrock...and Shamrock finally lets go before the referee hits 5 and reverses the decision. Ernest Miller clutches his leg in pain and the referee attends to him immediately. Shamrock demands his US Title from the timekeeper and the timekeeper passes the belt along to him. Shamrock raises the US Title up in the air and roars at the top of his voice. Shamrock looks down at Miller as if to say 'I told you so' before he turns around and leaves the ring. Shamrock walks up the aisle with his belt and the medical doctor runs past him, entering the ring to treat Miller, who's having trouble moving with his bad ankle.

    Backstage: The camera cuts to the back where Mean Gene is standing with Dustin and Dusty Rhodes in the interview area.

    Mean Gene starts off, "Alright, coming up next is the Texas Tornado Tag Team Match. I have Dustin and Dusty Rhodes standing with me. Dustin, Dusty, this one has been personal and intense with Steve Corino and Terry Funk for a long time now. Tonight, it finally comes to an end."

    Dusty responds first, "Steve Corino! Terry Funk! For all you've put my family and I through this last month, for all you've said and done to us, the time has come. The time to make you pay for your sins. The time to make you eat you your words. Corino, last month at Spring Stampede, you taunted my little boy, Cody, and you brought tears to my grandaughter, Dakota's eyes. Now it's my turn to make you cry a river. Funk, you and me go a long way back, brother. There's bad blood between us and it's only natural that you would get involved in all of this. But you see there ain't nothing more "Natural" than my son, Dustin, and he's gonna spill your blood and have you laying in a pool of it by the end of this match. They call this here a "Texas Tornado", well my son and I, we're gonna bring the Texas Tornado, Hurricane, Storm, Typhoon, Thunder, Tsunami, Rain, Earth, Wind and Fire down upon Corino and Funk...IF YOU WEEEEEL! It's gonna be a total natural disaster for the both of them. Tonight, we finish it. We're going ALL IN and ALL OUT! The Rhodes Family will live on and continue to leave their mark in this business. Professional wrestling is in our blood and nobody will ever take that away from us."

    Dustin finishes off, "And we'll make sure you never forget the name of..(inhales deeply)..THE RHODES FAMILY!!!

    Dustin makes the Goldust biting sound at the camera before him & his father walk off for their match and Gene is left weirded out by Dustin.

    We get a video package for the Texas Tornado Tag Team Match, chronicling the history between The Rhodes Family and Steve Corino & Terry Funk, going as far back to ECW where Dusty feuded with Corino and the early WCW & NWA years where Dustin and Dusty both feuded with Terry Funk.

    *American Dream*

    Dustin and Dusty Rhodes Entrance: The father and son pairing are greeted with huge cheers as they make their way out into the arena together. Dusty has his Cowboy hat on and wears a big smile on his face as he walks side by side with Dustin down to the ring. Dustin enters the ring first while Dusty follows behind on the Steel Steps. Dusty steps through the ropes and Dustin heads to the corner, standing up on the second turnbuckle, raising his arms in the air. Dusty waves to the crowd and tips his hat to them before getting a little jiggy, doing a bit of a dance in the middle of the ring. Dustin climbs down from the second turnbuckle and Dusty takes off his Cowboy hat, handing it to a ringside crew member. Dusty & Dustin talk to each other and then stare at the entrance, waiting for Corino & Funk to come out.

    *The Old School Style*

    Steve Corino and Terry Funk Entrance: Corino and Funk receive loud boos and jeers as they enter the Savvis Center. On their way down to the ring, Funk raises his arm in the air, throwing up the Hook Em' Horns sign in honor of Texas while Corino mocks & insults the crowd.

    DUSTIN & DUSTY RHODES CLIMB OUT OF THE RING AND RUN UP AFTER CORINO & FUNK, MEETING THEM HALFWAY UP THE AISLE, STARTING THEIR BATTLE RIGHT AWAY!

    Match Six
    Texas Tornado Tag Team Match
    Dusty Rhodes and Dustin Rhodes vs. Steve Corino and Terry Funk


    Both teams brawl in the aisle, throwing punches at each other. Dusty is fighting Corino and Dustin is going at it with Funk. The Rhodes get the better of Corino & Funk with their punches and Corino goes down from a hard right by Dusty. Funk staggers down the aisle from each blow by Dustin and Corino crawls on his hands & knees in the direction of the ring. Dusty and Dustin follow them both down to ringside, staying on them. Dustin punches Funk against the ring apron before rolling him in the ring. Dusty picks up Corino though and drags him around the ring, taking him over to the guardrail and Dusty bashes Corino's face off the top of the guardrail. Dusty throws Corino over the guardrail into the crowd and Dusty climbs over the guardrail, continuing to beat on Corino while Dustin works over Terry in the ring. Dustin hits an Inverted Atomic Drop on Funk then drops down to his knees and nails a bent over Funk with a Kneeling Uppercut to the face. The camera cuts to the crowd where Dusty takes a fan's Chair, who's all the more happy to give it to The American Dream...AND DUSTY WHACKS CORINO IN THE BACK WITH THE FAN'S CHAIR! Dusty passes the Chair back to the fan and raises his arms in the air, posing in the sea of fans as the crowd raise the roof. Back in the ring, Dustin lays into Funk with Corner Punches one after the other, hitting 10 of them. Dustin steps down from the second turnbuckle and headlocks Funk, driving him out of the corner with a Bulldog. Dustin goes for the pin on Funk.

    1..2..

    Funk kicks out. Meanwhile in the crowd, Corino staggers away from Dusty, trying to escape. Dusty follows him...and gets kicked in the gut. CORINO PLANTS DUSTY WITH A SWINGING NECKBREAKER ON THE FLOOR IN THE CROWD! Camera cuts back to the ring, Dustin Suplexes Funk to the mat before moving over to his feet and insulting The Funker by applying his own Spinning Toe Hold on him. Funk breaks out of his own hold, pressing his foot against Dustin's ass and kicking him forward, sending Dustin out of the ring through the middle ropes. Funk gets back to his feet and steps out onto the ring apron, waiting for Dustin to stand up at ringside. Funk climbs up on the second rope and being middle aged crazy...

    FUNK HITS AN ASAI MOONSAULT ON DUSTIN OUTSIDE THE RING!

    Funk doesn't get all of Dustin though with the Asai Moonsault as some of his leg connects with the guardrail on his way down and Jerry Lawler calls Funk an "idiot" on commentary for it. Back in the crowd, Corino continues beating up Dusty with punches and kicks with the fans around him booing him. Corino taunts the audience and insults a flat chested lady among them, telling her she's got no tits, making some of the fans "OOH!" in response. At ringside, Terry Funk stands up, hobbling in pain a little, and Funk snatches Dave Penzer's microphone away from him. FUNK BASHES DUSTIN OVER THE HEAD WITH THE MICROPHONE! The sound effects of the mic hitting Dustin in the head echo around the arena, making a big "OOMPHF" every time Terry nails Dustin with the mic. Funk drops the mic on the floor and tries to irish whip Dustin into the Steel Steps...but Dustin reverses and sends Funk crashing into the Steel Steps instead. Dustin sees a Camera Cord laying on the floor and reaches down to pick it up. DUSTIN WRAPS THE CAMERA CORD AROUND FUNK'S NECK AND CHOKES HIM WITH IT! Funk is frothing from the mouth and his face almost turns purple. Dustin eventually releases the choke and unwraps the Camera Cord from around Funk's neck, putting it back down on the floor, leaving Funk gasping for air, trying to catch his breath back. Dustin pulls Funk up to his feet, drags him over to the commentary desk, and starts bashing his face off the commentary desk repeatedly as Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler stand up, moving out of the way. Dustin puts Funk on the commentary desk and Dustin climbs onto the desk with him. Dustin drags Funk up...and Funk low blows Dustin. Funk tucks Dustin's head between his legs and lifts him upside down.

    FUNK PLANTS DUSTIN HEAD-FIRST ON THE COMMENTARY DESK WITH THE TEXAS PILEDRIVER!

    Dustin goes falling off the side of the desk and lays unconscious in the area where Schiavone and Lawler normally sit. Terry lays on top of the commentary desk, taking a rest as the camera heads back over to Dusty and Corino in the crowd. Dusty fights back against Corino, swinging at him with punches to the face. Corino stumbles over to the guardrail in the front row, taking blow after blow from The American Dream. Corino leans back against the guardrail, dazed...DUSTY CHARGES FORWARD AND NAILS CORINO IN THE HEAD WITH A RUNNING BIONIC ELBOW, KNOCKING CORINO OVER THE GUARDRAIL TO THE ARENA FLOOR AT RINGSIDE! Dusty climbs back over the guardrail, leaving the crowd, and picks Corino up to his feet, throwing him into the ring. Dusty follows him into the ring and Corino gets on his knees, putting his hands out to Dusty, begging him for mercy. Dusty grants him a couple of punches to the face instead. DUSTY TAKES OFF HIS WAISTBELT...AND STARTS WHIPPING CORINO ACROSS THE BACK WITH IT LIKE A GOVERMENT MULE! Corino squirms about and his screams get louder with each whipping he takes to the back. Dusty shoots his middle finger up at Corino, which surprises the crowd. A rare moment where you'll ever see The American Dream flip someone the bird. Dusty then takes his middle finger and slips it inside the metal belt buckle, wearing the belt buckle on his fist.

    DUSTY PUNCHES CORINO IN THE FOREHEAD WITH THE METAL BELT BUCKLE, BUSTING HIM OPEN!

    Dusty continues punching Corino with the metal belt buckle wrapped around his middle finger and blood pours out of Corino's forehead, flowing down his face. Dusty stops punching Corino with the belt buckle and slips his finger out of it. Dusty bends the frame of the belt buckle down, leaving just the prong sticking out.

    DUSTY DIGS THE PRONG INTO CORINO'S FOREHEAD LIKE A SPIKE!

    Corino is crying out in pain and Dusty worsens the cut on Corino's forehead with the belt buckle prong, opening the cut even deeper. Corino juices more as a result, leaving his entire face a crimson mask. Dusty stops digging the prong into Corino's forehead and puts Corino on his back, covering him for a pin.

    1..2..

    Terry Funk slides back into the ring with a Steel Chair and hits Dusty in the back with it, breaking up the pin. Funk hits Dusty with the Chair again. Funk drops the Chair on the mat and puts a Spinning Toe Hold on Dusty, trying to submit him. Dusty reaches out for the Chair on the mat, grabbing it, and swings it at Funk's head, making him release the Spinning Toe Hold as Funk falls back on the mat. Dusty stands up to his feet and turns around...INTO AN OLD SCHOOL KICK FROM STEVE CORINO! Corino falls on top of Dusty for a pin.

    1..2..

    Dustin slides in, breaking the pin in time. Corino and Dustin get to their feet and Dustin waffles him with punches. Dustin knocks Corino down and Funk gets up. Dustin turns his attention to Funk and hammers away at him too. Funk gets rocked back into the corner from Dustin's punches and Dustin drapes Funk's legs behind the second rope, setting him up for Shattered Dreams. Dustin turns around and Steve Corino comes charging at him...only to be taken down with a SNAP SCOOP POWERSLAM by Dustin. Dustin goes for the cover.

    1..2..

    Corino kicks out. Funk gets off the second turnbuckle and hits a Lariat on Dustin as soon as he stands up and turns around. Funk helps Corino up, bringing his partner to his feet. Both men see Dusty moving, trying to get up...and they pounce on him with punches and kicks, beating Dusty back down to the mat. Corino sees Dusty's waistbelt on the mat and picks it up. Both Corino & Funk drag Dusty over to the corner...AND TIE DUSTY'S WRIST TO THE TOP ROPE WITH THE WAISTBELT! Terry Funk picks the Chair up off the mat. Funk smacks Dusty across the arm with the Chair before he passes the weapon to Corino. Corino then whacks Dusty over the head with the Chair and The American Dream falls to his knees, laying on the second rope while his wrist remains tied to the top rope with his own waistbelt. Dustin is on the mat, calling out to his dad, and Funk & Corino hear him. Funk and Corino attack Dustin, taking turns hitting him over the back with the Steel Chair. Funk raises Dustin onto his knees and holds his face up to Dusty while Corino taunts Dusty in the corner, pointing at Dustin, telling him to take a look at his son. Corino punches Dustin in the face as Funk continues holding him up. Corino and Funk then drag Dustin to the opposite corner from Dusty and place Dustin on the top turnbuckle. Corino and Funk climb up on the second rope/turnbuckle together.

    CORINO AND FUNK DRIVE DUSTIN OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE TO THE MAT WITH A DOUBLE SUPERPLEX!

    Corino & Funk stand up and taunt the crowd, receiving a lot of boos back in return. Once Corino is done talking shit to them, he turns around and approaches Dusty in the corner...Dusty hits Corino with a Bionic Elbow from out of the blue. Funk approaches Dusty...and gets a Bionic Elbow too. Dusty frees himself from the top rope, unstrapping the waistbelt from around his wrist...and approaches Corino & Funk, hitting them with more Bionic Elbows. Dusty grabs both of their heads and bashes their faces together like Steve Austin bashing two beer cans. Corino and Funk stagger on their feet...AND DUSTY KNOCKS THEM BOTH DOWN WITH A DOUBLE BIONIC ELBOW TO THEIR HEADS SIMULTANEOUSLY! Dusty goes for the pin on Funk.

    1..2..

    Funk kicks out. Dusty picks up Funk and tucks his head between his legs, most likely looking for a Piledriver. Corino puts a stop to it though, nailing Dusty in the back of the head with the Old School Lariat. Dustin gets up in the corner and Corino sees him. Corino races towards Dustin...and eats a boot to the face. Dustin ascends the top turnbuckle and jumps off, hitting a Diving Bionic Elbow to Corino. Dustin lifts Corino to his feet and locks his arm around his head, setting up for The Curtain Call. DUSTIN SLINGS CORINO UP IN THE AIR FOR THE CURTAIN CALL...BUT CORINO FLIPS ALL THE WAY OVER DUSTIN'S SHOULDER, LANDING BEHIND HIM...AND CORINO GRABS HOLD OF HIS HEAD, HITTING THE OLD SCHOOL EXPULSION ON DUSTIN! Corino slides on top of Dustin for a pin.

    1..2..

    Dusty jumps on Corino, saving his son from a three count. All 4 men reach their feet at the same time. Fists start flying between The Rhodes and Corino & Funk. Dustin dukes it out with Corino and the two legends are slugging each other. The Rhodes best Corino & Funk in their exchange and deliver a series of jabs to their faces. Dustin and Dusty then perform some theatrics, spinning their arms around in the air and grab their crotch before dropping Corino and Funk with a pair of Bionic Elbows at the same time, doing some FLIP, FLOP & FLY ON CORINO AND FUNK! Dusty gets funky like a monkey, doing a little dance in the ring for the fans. Funk gets up off the mat and Dustin Clotheslines him out of the ring. Corino starts getting up and once he does, he gets nailed with a Bionic Elbow from Dustin, sending him over to Dusty who nails Corino with a Bionic Elbow of his own.

    CORINO GOES STUMBLING BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN DUSTY AND DUSTIN, TAKING BIONIC ELBOWS FROM BOTH OF THEM!

    Dustin knocks him to the ground with one final Bionic Elbow and covers him for a pin.

    1..2..

    Dustin gets pulled out of the ring by Terry Funk and Funk throws Dustin into the ring post, knocking him down on the floor. Funk slides back into the ring and picks the Chair up off the mat.

    FUNK CHARGES AT DUSTY AND SWINGS THE CHAIR AT HIM...DUSTY MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND FUNK HITS THE TOP ROPE WITH THE CHAIR CAUSING THE CHAIR TO REBOUND AND SMACK FUNK IN THE FACE!

    Funk wobbles around into a DDT from Dusty. Dusty stands up and gets kicked in the gut by The King Of Old School. Corino hits a FISHERMAN SUPLEX on Dusty, holding his leg up in a bridged pin.

    1..2..

    Dusty pops the shoulder up. Corino rises to his feet and calls out to Funk across the ring from him. Corino motions for something at his partner before he pulls Dusty off the mat. Corino holds up Dusty from behind...WHILE TERRY FUNK LIGHTS UP A FIREBALL ACROSS THE RING FROM THEM!

    FUNK SHOOTS THE FIREBALL AT DUSTY...

    BUT DUSTY JUMPS OUT OF THE WAY IN TIME...

    AND THE FIREBALL BLASTS CORINO IN THE FACE BY ACCIDENT!!!


    Corino covers his eyes and screams like a banshee. Funk quickly runs over and checks on his partner, cursing at the top of his voice for missing Dusty. Funk is apologizing to Corino, who has no clue where he is. They planned to hit Dusty with the Fireball again just like they did on Nitro this past Monday but their plan backfired (no pun intended) on them. Meanwhile on the outside, Dustin is back up and takes a Camera away from a Camerman standing at ringside. Dustin slides into the ring with the Camera, coming up behind Funk.

    FUNK TURNS AROUND AND GETS HIT IN THE FACE WITH THE CAMERA BY DUSTIN!

    DUSTIN HITS THE BLINDED CORINO WITH THE CAMERA TOO, KNOCKING HIM OUT OF THE RING!


    Dustin drops the Camera and Dusty points to the Steel Chair laying on the mat, bringing it to Dustin's attention. Dustin raises Terry Funk off the mat...WHO'S SPLIT OPEN, BLEEDING FROM THE SHOT WITH THE CAMERA! HIS BLOOD IS SPILLING ON THE MAT! Dustin drags Funk over to the Chair and tucks his head between his legs, standing over the Chair. Dustin lifts Funk upside down.

    DUSTIN SPIKES FUNK HEAD-FIRST ON THE CHAIR WITH THE TEXAS PILEDRIVER!

    Just like Funk did to Dustin in their match on Thunder this past Wednesday. Dustin returns the favor and just for good measure...

    DUSTY HITS A BIONIC ELBOW DROP ON FUNK!

    Dustin pins Funk while Dusty stands by and watches the count occur.

    1..2..3!

    Winners: Dusty Rhodes and Dustin Rhodes (13.21)

    Post-Match: The crowd are on their feet jumping for joy as the referee raises up both Dusty and Dustin's arms. Father and son then hug each other, having gotten sweet revenge on Corino and Funk for their family. A couple of tears roll down Dusty and Dustin's eyes as their hug continues and fans can be seen applauding them. Dustin and Dusty release each other from their arms and the celebration continues for The Rhodes as Dustin poses for the crowd on the second turnbuckle while Dusty can't help dancing in the middle of the ring. We're shown highlights from the match. Once the highlights finish, we get a shot of a bloody Terry Funk laying on the outside with a referee by his side and then a shot of Steve Corino with another referee & the medical doctor by his side. Corino is awake with a wet towel covering his eyes. The King Of Old School is complaining that he can't see as the doctor carefully pours cold water over the towel on Corino's eyes. While Funk and Corino are being treated at ringside, Dusty & Dustin exit the ring together and head up the aisle, slapping hands with the fans on their way to the back. Dusty and Dustin hug more one time at the top of the aisle and raise each other's arms in the air, giving the fans' one last moment before they walk out behind the curtains.

    Backstage: Big Poppa Pump, Scott Steiner is shown in his locker room, lifting Dumbbells, building his strength up for his main event later against the big bad Giant.

    We get a video package for the Submission Match between Ric Flair and Jeff Jarrett, showing Flair beating Jarrett in the No. 1 Contender Match from Nitro four weeks ago, Jarrett costing Flair the World Heavyweight Title match against Steiner the week after on Nitro, Flair and Jarrett cutting promos on each other from Nitro & Thunder over stealing the Figure Four Leglock, leading to Jarrett challenging Flair to a Submission Match to see who's the master of the Figure Four. The video package ends with Jarrett hitting Arn Anderson over the head with the Guitar then putting the Figure Four Leglock on him after Flair's match against Cash this past Monday on Nitro and Flair staring up at Jarrett from the ring as he backs up the aisle with Cash & Jamie Knoble.

    *The Chosen One*

    Jeff Jarrett Entrance: The Chosen One walks out from behind the curtains onto the stage with his Guitar, rocking his "Slapnuts" cutoff shirt and gold tinted glasses. Jarrett marches across the stage to the right side, berating the crowd on the right side of the arena before he marches over to the left side of the stage, berating the crowd on that side of that arena. Jarrett heads back to the center of the stage and raises both arms in the air, holding up his Guitar in one hand and throwing up the "V" gesture on his other hand while pyro explodes on both sides of him. Jarrett makes his way down the aisle with the Guitar, bragging about himself to the fans. Jarrett threatens to hit some ringsider with his Guitar, who's heckling him, before he walks up the Steel Steps and enters the ring. Jarrett goes over to the ropes and stands on the middle rope, holding the Guitar up once more, setting off pyro again behind him from across the ring. Jarrett steps down from the middle rope and takes off his shirt, throwing it outside before he hands his Guitar to the timekeeper for safekeeping.

    *Also Sprach Zarathustra*

    Ric Flair Entrance: "WOO's" sound off around the arena as wrestling royalty shows up on stage, wearing a shiny expensive robe. The Nature Boy takes a look out at the thousands standing on their feet for him. Flair lets out a loud "WOO!", which is repeated by the Saavis Center. Naitch starts walking that aisle, stylin' and profilin'. Jarrett watches with jealousy on his face, telling the crowd to be quiet as Flair arrives at ringside. The front row fans bow in the presence of greatness and Flair walks up the Steel Steps onto the ring apron, calling the referee over to seperate the middle ropes for him. The referee sits on the second rope and holds up the top rope as Flair climbs through the ropes into the ring. Jarrett is standing outside the ring, jaw-jacking with some front row fans, as Flair twirls around in the middle of the ring and lets out another "WOO!", being echoed throughout the arena. Flair disrobes and hands his robe to a ringside crew member. Jarrett climbs back into the ring and has to be held back by the referee as he starts shouting at Flair. Flair just smiles at him and "WOO's", not taking Jarrett very seriously. Flair backs up into his corner cool calm & collected and starts patting himself on the shoulder while Jarrett gets into his corner and looks out at the crowd, still a little bothered by them.

    Match Seven
    Submission Match
    Ric Flair vs. Jeff Jarrett


    Once the bell rings, Jarrett forgets about the fans and concentrates on Flair across the ring from him. Flair pulls on the top rope, doing a little stretch before he starts circling the ring with Jarrett. Flair lunges at Jarrett, looking for a lock up, but Jarrett kicks him in the gut and then twists his arm for an Arm Wrench. Jarrett soons transitions into a Hammerlock. However, Flair throws a couple of Back Elbows to the side of Jarrett's head and reverses Jarrett's Hammerlock into his own Hammerlock, getting behind Double J. Flair releases after a little bit and applies a quick Headlock on Jarrett. Flair spins around, taking Jarrett down to the mat with a Tiger Spin Drop Toe Hold, and Flair rolls over Jarrett's back to the front of his head, applying another Headlock on him while they remain on the mat. Jarrett turns onto his side and wraps his legs around Flair's head, countering the Headlock with a Headscissors. The referee asks Flair if he wants to submit and Flair says no. Flair manages to pop his head out of Jarrett's legs and both men stand to their feet where Flair blasts Jarrett with a Knife Edge Chop to the chest. Flair chops Jarrett back against the ropes and irish whips him across the ring. Jarrett bounces off the ropes and baseball slides through Flair's legs, standing him up behind him, and Flair turns around into an Uppercut from The Chosen One, knocking him down.

    Jarrett starts strutting across the ring and throws up the "V" symbol on both hands to the crowd, who respond with boos. Jarrett gloats about himself to the fans before he turns around...into a Knife Edge Chop by Flair, knocking him down. Flair waits for Jeff to get up and Jarrett gets chopped back into the corner where he's lit up like a Christmas Tree with more and more chops. Flair then starts punching Jarrett in the face before he attempts an irish whip to the opposite corner. Jarrett reverses the irish whip and sends Flair charging to the opposite corner where The Nature Boy flips over the top turnbuckle, landing on the ring apron, and 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 gets caught with a punch to the gut from Jarrett on his way down. Jarrett Scoop Slams Flair and heads up to the second turnbuckle, hitting a Diving Fist Drop on Flair's face.

    JARRETT PINS FLAIR, FORGETTING IT'S SUBMISSIONS ONLY FOR A SECOND AND THE REFEREE HAS TO REMIND HIM OF IT, MAKING JARRETT FRUSTRATED!

    Jarrett sits up, yelling out "Dammit!" and then stands up to his feet, stomping away at Flair. Jarrett picks up Flair and whips him to the ropes, applying a SLEEPER HOLD on the 16 Time Champ. Flair's arms flail about, looking for the ropes but they're far away from him. Naitch is asked if he wants to quit by the referee and doesn't respond. Flair searches for a way out...and bends down besides Jarrett, reversing the Sleeper into a Back Suplex, breaking out of the submission. Both men get up and Flair Snapmares Jarrett on his back before he moves to the corner and hits a Running Jumping Knee Drop out of the corner on Jarrett's face. Flair picks up Jarrett's leg and "WOO's", signalling for The Figure Four Leglock.

    JARRETT KICKS FLAIR BACK INTO THE TURNBUCKLES AND FLAIRS STUMBLES OUT OF THE CORNER...FALLING FACE FIRST ON JARRETT'S GROIN WITH A FLAIR FLOP!

    Jarrett grabs his balls in agony, holding onto them. Jarrett rolls out underneath the bottom rope to wait out the pain. Flair climbs out of the ring as Jarrett is collecting himself at ringside...and Jarrett nails Flair with a Back Elbow to the face. Jarrett irish whips Flair and sends him crashing back-first into the guardrail. Jarrett presses Flair's neck down on top of the guardrail and chokes him on the guardrail, screaming at Flair to "Choke on that, Slapnuts!". Jarrett releases his choke after awhile, leaving Flair gasping for air. Jarrett pulls Flair onto his feet and tucks his head between his legs, trying to go for a Piledriver. Flair grabs both of his legs though and trips him up on his back. Flair holds Jarrett's legs in his arms...AND CATAPULTS JARRETT INTO THE RING POST! JARRETT STAGGERS ON HIS FEET AND GOES FALLING OVER THE GUARDRAIL INTO THE FRONT ROW! Flair stands up and reaches over the guardrail, grabbing a handful of Jarrett's hair, bringing him to his feet.

    FLAIR SUPLEXES JARRETT OVER THE GUARDRAIL ONTO THE ARENA FLOOR!

    Flair hurts his own back aswell as Jarrett's and both men wail in pain at the same time. Flair takes his time getting up and drags Jarrett up, throwing him back into the ring. Flair slides in and picks up Jarrett's leg, attempting the Figure Four again. Flair spins around Jarrett's leg...but Jarrett places his foot on Flair's butt and kicks him forward, shoving him shoulder-first into the ring post between the middle turnbuckles. Jarrett gets up, pulling Flair out from inbetween the middle turnbuckles and Jarrett grabs his arm, hitting a Single Arm DDT on Flair. Jarrett continues to work on his arm, putting a FUJIWARA ARMBAR on Flair. Flair screams, feeling like his arm could be ripped out of its socket any second now. Jarrett wrenches back as hard as he can, making Flair scream even louder. The referee asks Flair if he wants to give up and Flair screams no back at him, choosing to try and fight through the pain. Flair slowly slides his way over to the ropes and reaches out with his foot, putting his foot on the bottom rope to force a rope break. Jarrett refuses to break right away, forcing the referee to intervene and break the submission himself, pulling Jarrett off Flair.

    The referee gets into an argument with Jeff, warning him to break early next time. Flair gets up to his feet and tries to throw a chop at Jeff with his bad arm but Naitch screams and grabs his shoulder in pain. Jarrett nails Flair with a Dropkick, putting him down. Jarrett picks up Flair and sends him to the ropes. Flair bounces off the ropes and Jarrett picks him up on his shoulder, driving him neck-first on the top rope with a STUN GUN! Jarrett then drapes Flair on the second rope and runs across the ring, landing on Flair's upper back with a LEAPFROG BODY GUILLOTINE! Jarrett turns around and struts across the ring once again, this time following up with a "WOO!" of his own, mocking Flair. Jarrett turns his attention back to Flair and drags him up off the mat...but gets hit with an Inverted Atomic Drop from out of nowhere. FLAIR GRABS JARRETT'S NUTS AND SQUEEZES THEM, APPLYING A TESTICULAR CLAW ON HIM! It's technically a submission and the referee gets in Jarrett's face, asking him if he wants to submit. Jarrett's in too much pain to respond though as he screams to the high heavens. His chances of becoming a father in the future are getting slim by the second. The camera picks up the face reactions of the fans, who are seen cringing. Jarrett does the only thing he can to get out of it and pokes Flair in the eyes with two fingers, forcing Flair to let go of his nutsack.

    Jarrett holds his groin while Flair holds his eyes across the ring from each other. Once they finish taking their time to recover...FLAIR AND JARRETT CHARGE FORWARD, TAKING EACH OTHER DOWN WITH SIMULTANEOUS CLOTHESLINES! Both men lay on the mat with the referee checking up on them. Luckily, there are no countouts, so Flair and Jarrett take advantage of that, staying on the mat for awhile, getting their rest. Both men eventually reach their feet at the same time and start trading chops to each other. Flair gets the better of Jarrett with his chops, throwing more at him. Jarrett ducks a chop from Flair and kicks him in the gut. JARRETT HITS THE STROKE ON FLAIR! Normally the match would be over now but no pinfalls, so Jarrett stands up and goes for the alternative.

    JARRETT PUTS THE FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK ON FLAIR!

    Both Jarrett and Flair sit up with The Nature Boy screaming in pain and The Chosen One yelling at Flair to give up. The referee asks Flair whether he wants to give up or not and Flair shakes his head to say no. Jarrett tries slapping Flair across the face but only grazes him. Flair calls Jarrett a "son of a bitch" in response and Jarrett lays back on the mat, pulling harder on Flair's legs. Flair looks like he may go out to his own submission and the referee raises Flair's arm up once...and it drops. The referee holds up Flair's arm again...and it drops a second time. One more time and it's over. The referee picks up Flair's arm a third time and let's go. Flair's arm drops...and stops halfway. Flair raises his arm all the way up in the air, showing he's alive. Flair starts fighting, slowly turning himself and Jarrett over onto their stomach, reversing the Figure Four on Jarrett. Jarrett is shaking his head and screaming in pain. The referee asks Jarrett now if he wants to quit but Double J crawls towards the bottom rope and grabs onto it for a rope break. The referee undoes Flair's legs from Jarrett's legs, breaking the Figure Four.

    Jarrett uses the ropes to pull himself up to his feet...and Flair delivers a Chop Block to the back of his leg. Flair picks Jarrett up to his feet and hits a Kneebreaker on him. Flair holds up Jarrett's leg and hits a couple of Elbow Drops to it. Flair then drags Jarrett over to the ropes and places his foot on the bottom rope. Flair climbs onto the bottom rope and uses it to spring himself up in the air, crashing down on Jarrett's leg with a butt drop. Flair repeats this again, continuing to break down Jarrett's leg. Flair attempts it one more time and jumps in the air...but Jarrett kicks Flair in the ass with his good foot and sends him flying over the top rope to the outside. While Flair lays on the floor outside, Jarrett slithers across the mat in the direction of the timekeeper and Double J rolls out underneath the bottom rope. Jarrett hobbles over to the timekeeper's area and grabs his Guitar, taking small steps back to the ring. Flair rolls back into the ring on the other side and Jarrett slides into the ring with his Guitar from his side of the ring. Jarrett picks himself up to his feet and waits for Flair to get up, so he can hit him with the Guitar.

    ARN ANDERSON BOLTS DOWN THE AISLE AND SLIDES INTO THE RING...

    JARRETT TRIES TO HIT ANDERSON WITH THE GUITAR BUT THE ENFORCER DUCKS AND HITS THE DOUBLE A SPINEBUSTER ON JARRETT!


    The crowd pop for Double A, who throws up The Four Horsemen fingers to the crowd. Arn helps his best friend up to his feet and then grabs Jarrett's Guitar, handing it to Flair. Flair stares at the Guitar and looks out at the crowd, who are all cheering him on to use it on Jarrett. Arn climbs out of the ring and stays at ringside. Flair waits for Jarrett to get up and has a bit of fun with the Guitar, playing it horribly while "WOO'ing" at the top of his voice, making up his own little song. Once Jarrett reaches his feet...

    FLAIR SMASHES THE GUITAR OVER JARRETT'S HEAD!

    Jarrett collapses on the mat as the fans jump with excitement. Flair throws the broken Guitar away and picks up Jarrett's leg. Flair belts out a "WOO!", making the crowd "WOO!" in return.

    FLAIR APPLIES THE FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK ON JARRETT!

    Jarrett wakes up screaming from the pain like he just experienced a nightmare. Arn is still at ringside, supporting Ric. Jarrett raises his hand up, thinking about tapping. The crowd are chanting for Jarrett to tap and The Chosen One comes close to doing it, dropping his hand bit by bit. Before we can find out whether Jarrett taps or not though...

    CASH AND JAMIE KNOBLE HIT THE RING, ATTACKING ARN ANDERSON FROM BEHIND AT RINGSIDE!

    Cash & Knoble take out The Enforcer and put the boots to him before they both slide into the ring. Flair sees them coming and releases the Figure Four Leglock on Jarrett quickly, meeting Cash and Knoble with back & forth Knife Edge Chops. Flair throws Cash over the top rope first before he tosses Jamie Knoble out of the ring too. Flair looks down at both Cash and Knoble on the floor outside and gives them a big "WOO!". Across the ring, Jeff Jarrett is moving...AND PULLS BRASS KNUCKLES OUT OF HIS TIGHTS! JARRETT SLIPS THE KNUCKS ON HIS FINGERS! Flair turns around and approaches Jarrett, grabbing him by the hair.

    FLAIR DRAGS JARRETT UP...AND JARRETT NAILS FLAIR IN THE FACE WITH THE BRASS KNUCKLES, KNOCKING HIM OUT!

    Jarrett slips the Brass Knucks back in his tights quickly as the referee checks on Flair. Jarrett lost his acoustic equalizer, so he uses the Brass Knuckles, another Ric Flair trademark along with the Figure Four Leglock and the strut, as his backup plan.

    JARRETT APPLIES THE FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK ONCE AGAIN ON THE UNCONCSCIOUS FLAIR!

    Flair's out cold from the shot with the Brass Knuckles, showing no activity. The referee keeps asking Flair if he wants to submit but gets no answer back every time. The referee believing Flair has passed out, starts waving the match off and calls for the bell, awarding the match to Jarrett.

    Winner: Jeff Jarrett (09.42)

    Post-Match: Jarrett releases the Figure Four on Flair and the boos pour out in droves for The Chosen One as he gets his hand raised by the referee. Jarrett has a big smile on his face and taps his head with his finger, motioning that he's a genius. Jarrett heads to the corner and climbs up on the second turnbuckle, posing to the hateful crowd as we're taken to highlights of the match. After the highlights finish, Jarrett is seen helping Cash and Jamie Knoble up to their feet outside the ring and the three of them continue the celebration up the aisle while Arn Anderson checks up on Flair inside the ring, kneeling besides him. Arn screams at the referee to get help for Flair, who hasn't moved since getting hit by the Brass Knuckles.

    Backstage: The Insiders are in their locker room with DDP's wife, Kimberly, getting ready for their match coming up next against Totally Buff. Kimberly tells DDP & Nash that she wants to go out to the ring with them and be in their corner but Page convinces her to stay in the back for her own good, telling her they'll take care of "Lex Loser" (Luger) and "Buffy" (Bagwell). Page kisses his wife before The Insiders leave the locker room and Kimberly stays behind, wishing them luck for the match.

    *Total Package Theme*

    Lex Luger Entrance: The Total Package arrives and begins flexing his muscles for most of his entrance, looking like he was sculpted by Michelangelo. He can't help admiring his own body. Tony Schiavone tries talking over Luger's entrance but Jerry Lawler keeps shushing him, telling him to be quiet while The Total Package poses in the middle of the ring with his Terminator-style theme playing in the background, adding to the epicness of all the posing.

    *Buff Daddy*

    Buff Bagwell Entrance: Buff Daddy comes out just as narcisstic but more upbeat than Luger, showing his muscles off to the crowd. Buff skips around wearing his top hat & shades and talks to the camera, telling the viewers that Kimberly wants his stuff and can't get enough. Bagwell joins his partner in the ring and they pose together with Buff taking a knee, flexing his muscles while Luger stands behind him, flexing his muscles aswell, making the ring look like a Mr. Olympia contest.

    *Wolfpac Theme*

    Kevin Nash Entrance: The opening Wolf howl interrupts Totally Buff's posing, angering them, and Big Sexy enters to a loud pop from the Saavis Center. Nash walks down the aisle, looking cool and hip, and stops in front of the ring, staring at Totally Buff, who are daring him to get inside. Nash waits at ringside for his partner as his music cuts off.

    *Dog*

    Diamond Dallas Page Entrance: The People's Champion receives his own loud pop after stepping out from behind the curtains. DDP throws up the Diamond hand sign in the air and "BANG's", setting off pyro behind him on the stage. DDP walks down to the ring and joins his partner, standing side by side with him in front of the ring. The Insiders 'Too Sweet' each other and take off their entrance vests before they get in the ring and start slugging it out with Totally Buff right away.

    Match Eight
    The Insiders (Kevin Nash and Diamond Dallas Page) vs. Totally Buff (The Total Package and Buff Bagwell)


    DDP & Bagwell swing at each other and Nash throws hands with Luger. The Insiders get the better of Totally Buff and rock both of them back against the ropes with their punches. Nash and DDP Clothesline Luger and Bagwell over the top rope to the outside. Totally Buff get up and regroup on the outside while The Insiders stare at them from inside the ring, getting cheered by the crowd. The referee orders one man out on the ring apron and Nash steps out on the ring apron, leaving DDP as the legal man. DDP points at Bagwell, wanting to start the match off with him, but DDP gets Luger instead and Bagwell stays on the ring apron. Luger and DDP lock up. The Total Package overpowers DDP and shoves him back into his corner. Luger flexes his arms at Page, taunting him with his strength. Nash stares at Luger from the ring apron and offers his hand out to DDP. Page tags Nash in and Big Sexy climbs into the ring, deciding to fight power with power. Nash and Luger lock up now with both men trying to shove each other back. It's a struggle between both men...but the bigger Nash eventually overpowers Luger, shoving him back into the corner. Luger looks surprised and charges at Nash but gets caught with a knee to the gut. Nash drops an Elbow across the back of Luger's head before he irish whips him to the ropes. Nash goes for a Clothesline but Luger ducks his arm and continues running. Nash turns around though and catches Luger coming off the ropes with a SIDEWALK SLAM! Nash hits the ropes for a Jumping Elbow Drop and pins Luger.

    1..2..

    But it only leads to a kick out. Nash picks up Luger and scoops him on his shoulder, looking for Snake Eyes. Luger rakes Nash's eyes though and drops off his shoulder, landing behind him. Luger hits a Belly To Back Suplex on Nash. Nash is pulled up to his feet and dragged to the corner where he gets his face bashed off the top turnbuckle. Luger turns him around and stomps his mid-section before climbing up on the second turnbuckle. Luger makes it rain with Corner Punches. Luger is on his sixth punch...when Nash walks out of the corner with him on his shoulder and Big Sexy hits an Inverted Atomic Drop on The Total Package. Nash scoops Luger up on his shoulder once again and plants him face-first on the top turnbuckle with SNAKE EYES! Luger staggers on his feet and Nash shoots to the ropes with a Running Big Boot in mind, however Bagwell hits Nash on the back from the ring apron and Big Sexy turns around, blasting Buff Daddy in the face with an Elbow Smash. Luger takes advantage of the distraction and delivers a Clothesline to the back of Nash's head, knocking him down. Luger rolls him onto his back for a pin.

    1..2..

    Nash kicks out. Luger drags Nash to his feet and tags in Bagwell. Package holds Nash up for his partner and Bagwell hits a Double Axe Handle to Nash from the top turnbuckle. Luger gets out on the ring apron while Buff takes Nash and irish whips him across the ring. Nash bounces off the ropes into a Dropkick from Bagwell, putting him down. Bagwell follows up with a Running Splash off the ropes onto Nash and hooks his leg for a pin.

    1..2..

    Big Sexy pops his shoulder off the mat. Buff gets him up and attempts an irish whip to the corner but Nash reverses, sending Bagwell into the turnbuckles instead. Big Sexy dashes towards Bagwell, connecting with a Corner Clothesline. Big Sexy then punishes him in the corner with Knee Strikes to the mid-section and Back Elbows to the side of his head. Nash gives Bagwell a crotch chop and lands one final Back Elbow to his head before he Biel Tosses him out of the corner. Nash drapes Bagwell on the second rope and runs to the opposite side of the ring, delivering a Leapfrog Body Guillotine to Bagwell's upper back. DDP extends his hand out, wanting a tag, and Big Sexy obliges tagging him in. DDP lands a combo of jabs to Bagwell's face before dropping him with a Haymaker. Page whips Bagwell to the ropes and drives him to the mat with a TILT A WHIRL SIDEWALK SLAM! Bagwell rolls out underneath the bottom rope and Luger jumps down from the ring apron, checking on his partner at ringside.

    DDP SLINGS HIMSELF OVER THE TOP ROPE AND CRASHES DOWN ON LUGER & BAGWELL WITH A PESCADO!

    The People's Champion stands up and looks at the fans, who are popping for him. Page lifts Bagwell off the floor and bashes his face off the ring apron before rolling him back in the ring. DDP slides underneath the bottom rope...but Luger grabs his foot and pulls Diamond back out of the ring, hurling him back against the guardrail. Kevin Nash climbs off the ring apron and charges over to his partner, making Luger run away like a coward while the ref has to hold back Nash on the outside. The ref demands the action be taken back inside the ring and Nash helps DDP up to his feet. Page rolls back into the ring...but Bagwell is waiting for him with a kick to the gut and a DOUBLE UNDERHOOK DDT! Bagwell goes for a pin.

    1..2..

    No! Bagwell keeps on Page and applies a Chinlock on him. Bagwell talks trash to DDP about his wife while he squeezes him, confident he's going to put him away. Dallas uses Bagwell's trash talking as motivation to fight up to his feet and DDP lands elbows to the mid-section of Bagwell, breaking out of the Chinlock. DDP runs to the ropes...only to get knocked down with a Back Elbow to the face from Bagwell. Buff takes the time to pose for the camera while Luger smiles from the ring apron. Once he's done showing off, Buff applies an Arm Wrench on DDP and drags him over to his corner, tagging in Luger. Buff holds DDP in place with the Arm Wrench and Luger kicks Page in the stomach. Buff climbs out onto the ring apron and Luger elevates DDP above his head, holding him in the air with a Military Press. Luger walks over to the ropes, still holding DDP over his head...LUGER MILITARY PRESS DROPS DDP GROIN-FIRST ON THE TOP ROPE! DDP's face cringes in pain, sitting on the top rope. Luger pulls Page off the top rope and sends him across the ring, planting him with a SCOOP POWERSLAM! Luger pins Page.

    1..2..

    DDP kicks out. Luger scoops DDP off the mat and sets him up for a Suplex. Luger tries to lift him up but DDP blocks each attempt, placing his foot behind Luger's ankle. DDP reverses and Suplexes Luger instead. DDP waits for Luger to get up and tucks his head between his legs, looking for The Diamond Clash. Luger counters with a Back Body Drop though. Luger picks up DDP and irish whips him. Luger goes for a Hip Toss...but DDP reverses into the DIAMOND DREAM DDT! DDP crawls towards Nash to try and make a tag to him. Luger grabs hold of DDP's foot, trying to pull him back. DDP pushes himself up off the mat and stands on one leg. Luger spins DDP around...and Page catches him with a DISCUS CLOTHESLINE, knocking him down. Page makes the tag to Nash and Big Sexy comes in like a house on fire, clubbing Luger with Elbow Smashes to the face. Nash pummels his former Wolfpac partner back into the corner with more Elbow Smashes. Big Sexy then presses his boot against Luger's neck for a Foot Choke. The referee starts counting out Nash and the big man breaks before 5. Nash drapes Luger on the second rope and charges across the ring, going for another Leapfrog Body Guillotine. Bagwell pulls Luger out of the way in time and Nash misses The Total Package, landing on the second rope. Luger tags in Bagwell and Buff kicks Nash in the solar plexus then takes him down with a Swinging Neckbreaker, going for a pin right after.

    1..2..

    Nash kicks out. Bagwell rises up and starts stomping Nash. Bagwell waits for Nash to get up before he runs off to the ropes and dives at Nash with a Crossbody. Nash catches Bagwell in his arms though and drives him down into his knee with a Rib Breaker. Nash picks up Bagwell and continues to target his rib/back area, driving him down on his knee again with a One Armed Pendulum Backbreaker. Nash covers Bagwell.

    1..2..

    The Total Package breaks up the pin with an Elbow Drop to the back of Nash's head and is yelled at by the referee to get back out of the ring apron. Bagwell slides over to his corner and tags in Luger. Nash gets up and Package punches him in the face repeatedly. Luger then tries to pick up Nash for a Scoop Slam...Big Sexy clobbers him across the back though. Nash applies a wrist lock on Luger and pulls him in for a Short Arm Clothesline. Nash picks up Luger, whipping him to the ropes. Nash raises his leg for a Big Boot but Luger ducks under and runs to the other side of the ring. Soon as Nash turns around...both men butt heads in the middle of the ring and collapse on the mat. The referee begins counting them out as they lay on the mat. Nash and Luger roll over and slowly crawl towards their partners, who have their hands extended out. Luger makes a tag first to Bagwell...then Nash makes a tag to DDP. Both Page and Bagwell rush into the ring, grilling each other with punches. DDP gets the better of Bagwell and irish whips him, catching him for a SPINNING SLEEPER SLAM! DDP sees Luger up and decks him with a kick to the gut. Page tucks Luger's head between his legs, lifts him upside down, and flattens him like a pancake with the DIAMOND CLASH! DDP heads up to the top turnbuckle and waits for Totally Buff to reach their feet.

    DDP TAKES LUGER & BAGWELL DOWN WITH A DOUBLE DIVING CLOTHESLINE!

    Page throws up the Diamond sign, motioning for a Diamond Cutter, and the crowd are on their feet throwing up Diamond signs too. DDP sets his sights on Bagwell and screams "Get up Buffy!". Once Bagwell is on his feet, PAGE GOES FOR THE DIAMOND CUTTER...BUFF SHOVES HIM FORWARD INTO A RUNNING FOREARM SMASH FROM LUGER! Luger notices Nash getting up. LUGER CHARGES AT NASH FOR ANOTHER RUNNING FOREARM SMASH...BUT NASH CATCHES HIM FIRST WITH A BIG BOOT TO THE FACE! Nash goes down next after a Chop Block to the back of his leg from Buff Bagwell. Bagwell is the only man left standing and Buff Daddy heads outside to grab himself a Steel Chair, bringing the weapon into the ring. The referee screams at Bagwell to put the Chair down, Buff ignores him though and locks his eyes on DDP.

    A CONCERNED KIMBERLY RUNS OUT FROM THE BACK, IGNORING HER HUSBAND'S EARLIER WISH FOR HER TO STAY IN THE BACK, AND CLIMBS UP ON THE RING APRON BEHIND BAGWELL...

    BAGWELL RAISES THE CHAIR ABOVE HIS HEAD, INTENDING TO HIT DDP WITH IT...KIMBERLY GRABS THE CHAIR FROM BEHIND, SNATCHING IT OUT OF BAGWELL'S HANDS AND CLIMBS OFF THE RING APRON WITH THE CHAIR!


    Bagwell turns around and sees Kimberly with the Chair at ringside. Bagwell yells at Kimberly, demanding she hand the Chair back to him. Kimberly stands her ground, refusing to give Bagwell the Chair. DDP stands up behind Bagwell and turns him around, clocking him in the face with punches. Kimberly stays at ringside to support her husband and gets rid of the Chair. DDP attempts an irish whip, Buff reverses and drills Page in the gut with a Kitchen Sink. Bagwell turns around and tells Kimberly to watch what he does to her husband. Bagwell heads to the corner and ascends the top turnbuckle. Bagwell is perched on top, waiting for DDP to rise up.

    BAGWELL GOES FOR THE BLOCKBUSTER...

    AND DDP CATCHES HIM IN MID-AIR WITH A DIAMOND CUTTER FROM OUTTA NOWHERE!


    The crowd goes wild, jumping with excitement. Everybody loves a good Diamond Cutter.

    DDP hooks Bagwell's leg for a pin as the crowd count along with the referee.

    1..2..3!

    Winners: The Insiders (07.47)

    Post-Match: The crowd are still buzzing from the Diamond Cutter and Kimberly joins her husband in the ring, embracing him with a hug. Kevin Nash also joins them, sharing hugs with both DDP and Kimberly. The referee raises up Nash & DDP's arms and Kimberly stands by, applauding them. The Insiders head to different corners and pose on the middle turnbuckle for their fans with Nash rocking the Wolfpac sign and DDP raising the Diamond sign. The Insiders climb off the second turnbuckle and meet each other in the center of the ring, going for a 'Too Sweet'...

    HOWEVER, THE INSIDERS BOTH GET BLINDSIDED BY TOTALLY BUFF!

    The cheers turn to boos as DDP and Kevin Nash get beat on by Totally Buff. Kimberly screams at Totally Buff to stop but they just continue assaulting Nash and Page with punches & kicks. Luger and Bagwell then turn their attention to Kimberly, cornering her like two hyenas. Bagwell acts all flirty with Kimberly, wanting to kiss her. Bagwell grabs her by the hair and tries to pull her in for a kiss. Kimberly is resisting and Bagwell keeps pulling her in. Before he can get a chance to put his lips on her...The Insiders recover in time and attack Totally Buff from behind, saving Kimberly. Page dismantles Bagwell while NASH JACKNIFE POWERBOMBS LUGER! Once Page is done destroying Bagwell, he picks him up off the mat and holds him from behind by his arms, telling Kimberly to get a piece of Bagwell.

    KIMBERLY SLAPS BAGWELL ACROSS THE FACE REPEATEDLY BEFORE SHE KICKS HIM IN THE BALLS, DRAWING A HUGE POP FROM THE CROWD!

    DDP releases Bagwell, who collapses on the mat, holding his balls, writhing in pain. A big smile comes across Kimberly's face, getting her revenge on Bagwell. Kimberly raises up both DDP and Nash's arms to the crowd, taking in all the cheers. The Insiders 'Too Sweet' each other before they leave the ring with Kimberly and walk up the aisle together. Kimberly slaps hands with some of the ringsiders and Totally Buff are left laying in agony on the ring mat.

    Backstage: Tony Schiavone takes us to the back in the interview area where Mean Gene is standing with an intense aggressive Rhino.

    Mean Gene does the introduction, "Thank you, Tony Schiavone. King. Up next, it's the clash we've all been waiting for. My guest at this time is "The Man-Beast" Rhino, who will be taking on none other than Goldberg. Rhino, you've picked up some quick impressive victories since you debuted here several weeks ago. Like your opponent, you could be on your way to an undefeated streak. And tonight if you defeat Goldberg, you will score perhaps the biggest win of your career."

    Rhino answers with ferocity in his voice, "I don't give a damn about an undefeated streak. The only thing I care about, is hurting my opponents. Unlike you Goldberg, I didn't come here to start an undefeated streak and run through bums to get straight to the top. No, I came here and decided to go straight for the baddest son of a bitch in this company, so I could take him out. With me, it's never about "WHO'S NEXT?"...but "WHO'S LEFT!". And after I take out Goldberg, I'll plow through everybody else on this Godforsaken roster until there's no one left. Goldberg, you have the world convinced that you have the most dangerous Spear. But these idiots haven't seen anything yet until I finish you off with the Gore. And when they do, they'll have no choice but to admit that you're not "Da Man"...and that Rhino is "DA FUCKING MAN!". Goldberg is just "A Man"...and he's getting in the ring with (Rhino points to himself) "The Man-Beast". Before this match starts, I know these fans will be chanting "GOLDBERG! GOLDBERG! GOLDBERG!". But after it's all set and done...(Rhino pounds his fist into the palm of his other hand)...they'll be yelling "GOOORRRE! GOOORRRREEE! GOOOOORRRRREEEE!"

    Rhino storms off, leaving Gene nervous and speechless.

    We get a video package for Goldberg vs. Rhino, recapping everything that's gone down between them since Rhino debuted the night after Spring Stampede plus a highlight reel of Rhino Goring down victims and Goldberg Spearing & Jackhammering victims.

    *Tusk*

    Rhino Entrance: Rhino pops out from behind the curtain onto the stage, pumped full of adrenaline and rage. "The Man-Beast" stares out at the crowd, gritting his teeth. Rhino pounds his chest and raises his arms in the air before he charges down the aisle like his namesake and slides into the ring underneath the bottom rope. Rhino stands up and makes his way over to the corner, climbing onto the second turnbuckle where he raises his arms up again and screams "WHO'S DA MAN?" at the crowd. Some fans can be heard cheering for Rhino but the majority of the crowd are for Goldberg. Rhino steps down from the second turnbuckle and begins pacing about the ring, huffing and puffing, waiting for Goldberg to enter as his music cuts off. The "GOLDBERG!" chants start up before his music even hits and Rhino looks around the arena with a wild eyed expression on his face.

    *Invasion*

    Goldberg Entrance: The marching drums finally blast out into the arena, amping up the crowd and there's not one person in the Saavis Center sitting as everybody waits for Goldberg to appear. The "GOLDBERG!" chants pack the entire arena high and loud, so much so you could hear it around the world. We go to the titantron where we see Goldberg's locker room door and Doug Dellinger knocks on the door, leading to a loud thud being heard coming from inside the locker room as Goldberg bangs his head on the door. The locker room door blows open like a gust of wind hit it and Goldberg walks out, making the crowd back in the arena erupt once again. Goldberg starts heading over to the gorilla position, accompanied by Doug Dellinger and an army of security, passing onlookers and backstage workers. Goldberg snorts, spits and grunts like a wild animal as he continues walking. Goldberg finally reaches the gorilla position and steps out from behind the curtain into the arena to a earth shattering pop from the crowd. Everybody including the commentators are going batshit crazy for Goldberg and "Da Man" stands still at the top of the stage, getting covered from head to toe in gold and yellow sparks. Fog & mist cloud up around Goldberg too. Once the flying sparks die down and all the fog & mist clears up, Goldberg blows smoke out of his mouth & nose and lets out a massive roar. Goldberg starts throwing punches & kicks at the air, setting off explosions on both sides of the stage before he begins marching down the aisle. Goldberg keeps his eyes locked on Rhino and vice versa on his way down to the ring. Goldberg walks up the Steel Steps onto the ring apron and climbs through the ropes. Goldberg does some stretches with the top rope as Rhino stands across the ring in the opposite corner, unfazed by all the pyro and ballyhoo for Goldberg. "Invasion" cuts off and the deafening "GOLDBERG!" chants continue until the bell rings, kicking off this epic contest.

    Match Nine
    Goldberg vs. Rhino


    Goldberg and Rhino approach the center of the ring for an intense nose to nose staredown, pressing their nose and foreheads against each other, while they talk trash in each other's faces. The crowd have goosebumps and the energy is off the charts. Goldberg and Rhino continue talking trash...until they start trading bombs. The crowd cheer as rapid punches fly back and forth between both men. Goldberg begins to get the better of the exchange and waffles Rhino backwards against the ropes. Goldberg whips Rhino across the ring and the two meet each other in the middle of the ring for a Shoulder Block. Neither man goes down though and they just stare at each other. Rhino motions for Goldberg to try again and waits as Goldberg hits the ropes for another Shoulder Block on Rhino. Rhino stays on his feet however, surprising Goldberg a little. Rhino tells Goldberg to go for a third attempt and Goldberg doesn't hesistate to hit the ropes once again. Rhino tries to Clothesline Goldberg but "Da Man" predicted Rhino would do that this time and ducks under his arm, continuing to bolt across the ring...AND GOLDBERG KNOCKS RHINO DOWN WITH A JUMPING SHOULDER BLOCK!

    RHINO STANDS UP IMMEDIATELY THOUGH, BEATS HIS CHEST, RAISES HIS ARMS IN THE AIR AND ROARS AT GOLDBERG, SHOWING IT DIDN'T HAVE ANY EFFECT ON HIM!

    Goldberg continues to be surprised, realizing he's met his match and a mirror image of himself in "The Man-Beast". Goldberg and Rhino go back to clipping each other with punches. This time, Rhino is the one that starts gaining momentum in the exchange, backing Goldberg against the ropes with his fists. The former ECW Champion sends Goldberg to the other side of the ring...AND RHINO KNOCKS GOLDBERG DOWN WITH A CLOTHESLINE!

    BUT GOLDBERG STANDS UP INSTANTLY AND ROARS AT RHINO, SHOWING IT HAD NO EFFECT ON HIM EITHER!

    Rhino is the one surprised now as are the fans, who are losing it.

    RHINO LAUNCHES AT GOLDBERG FOR THE GORE...GOLDBERG MOVES AND RHINO MISSES, BOUNCING HEAD-FIRST OFF THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE!

    Rhino stumbles around into a kick to the gut from Goldberg and "Da Man" drives him across the ring with a SINGLE UNDERHOOK SUPLEX! Goldberg makes the first pin of the match.

    1..2..

    Kickout! Rhino gets up and Goldberg grabs him by the neck, pressing him over his head with his freakish strength. Goldberg holds him up like a Barbell, delaying for a little while. The fans stand on their feet in anticipation. GOLDBERG GORILLA PRESS DROPS RHINO, dropping him on the mat behind him, shades of The Ultimate Warrior. Goldberg moves to the corner and crouches down, waiting for Rhino to reach his feet in the opposite corner. The crowd know what Goldberg is setting up for and stay on their feet, sweating themselves.

    GOLDBERG RUSHES OUT OF THE CORNER FOR THE SPEAR...RHINO JUMPS OUT OF THE WAY AND GOLDBERG SMASHES HEAD-FIRST INTO THE RING POST BETWEEN THE MIDDLE TURNBUCKLES!

    The crowd groan in disappointment and some cringe at the sight of Goldberg hitting his head off the ring post. First Rhino misses the Gore, now Goldberg misses the Spear. Rhino pulls Goldberg out from inbetween the middle turnbuckles and scoops him up on his shoulder, planting him on the mat with a SITOUT POWERSLAM! Rhino goes for the pin on Goldberg.

    1..2..

    Another kickout! Rhino drags Goldberg up to his feet and applies a waistlock on him, hitting a BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX! Goldberg slowly picks himself up in the corner and Rhino beats on him with punches to the face & stomps to his mid-section, dropping Goldberg on his butt against the bottom turnbuckle. Rhino presses his boot against Goldberg's neck, choking him, and the referee gives Rhino until the count of 5 to release his Foot Choke. Rhino breaks after 4 and pulls Goldberg off the bottom turnbuckle to a vertical base. Rhino irish whips Goldberg to the opposite corner and when he races towards him, he eats a big boot, rocking him backwards. GOLDBERG EXPLODES OUT OF THE CORNER, TAKING RHINO DOWN WITH A LARIAT! Goldberg lifts Rhino off the mat, tucks his arm underneath his own crotch and hooks his other arm. Goldberg puts Rhino down with a PUMPHANDLE SLAM! Goldberg covers Rhino, so close to the ropes.

    1..2..

    Rhino pops his foot up on the bottom rope. Rhino rolls out underneath the bottom rope and Goldberg follows him out, giving "The Man-Beast" no time to rest. Goldberg waits for Rhino to turn around.

    GOLDBERG SHOOTS TOWARDS RHINO...AND RHINO SPINEBUSTERS GOLDBERG ON THE ARENA FLOOR!

    The loud smack off the floor mat echoes throughout the arena and Goldberg's back arches up in pain. Rhino stands up and poses, raising his arms at the crowd, shouting "WHO'S DA MAN?". Right now, it's looks like Rhino is "Da Man" and "Da Man-Beast" rolls back into the ring then rolls back out to break the referee's 10 count. Rhino raises Goldberg off the floor and tucks his head between his legs. RHINO GOES FOR THE RHINO DRIVER...BUT GOLDBERG COUNTERS WITH A BACK BODY DROP, SMACKING RHINO'S BACK OFF THE ARENA FLOOR! Rhino roars in pain and Goldberg takes a bit of a breather at ringside. Once Rhino is back to his feet...GOLDBERG SUPERKICKS RHINO! The referee breaks his own count to tell Goldberg to bring it back in the ring and Goldberg picks Rhino up, throwing him back into the ring. Goldberg slides in for a pin.

    1..2..

    Shoulder up! Rhino makes it back up to his feet...only to get taken back down with a ROLLING KNEEBAR! Rhino screams like a wounded animal and Goldberg wrenches his knee as hard as he can. The referee asks Rhino if he wants to submit, getting no answer in return. Rhino wriggles his way over to the bottom rope, grabbing it for a rope break, and Goldberg refuses to break right away, choosing to release after the official's count of 4. The referee takes Goldberg to the middle of the ring, giving him a warning for not breaking early. Goldberg could give two shits though and tells the referee to get out of his face. Rhino uses to the ropes to pick himself up and Goldberg sees him. Goldberg runs towards him...and receives a Back Elbow to the face from Rhino, making him stagger back. Rhino charges towards Goldberg now...and gets tossed over with a JUDO TAKEDOWN! Rhino springs up to his feet and gets drilled in the gut with a kick. Goldberg hits a SNAP SWINGING NECKBREAKER on "The Man-Beast". Goldberg follows up with a pin.

    1..2..

    No! Can't keep Rhino down so easily. Rhino gets dragged up by his hair...and "The Man-Beast" nails Goldberg in the gut out of the blue. Rhino picks Goldberg up on his shoulders in a fireman's carry and swings him off for a TKO to the mat. Rhino heads to the corner and slowly climbs the turnbuckles with his back turned to Goldberg. Rhino is on the second turnbuckle and Goldberg pops up to his feet, coming up behind "The Man-Beast". Goldberg clubs Rhino in the back, stopping him in his tracks before he tucks his head between Rhino's legs, grabs hold of his legs and falls backwards, dropping Rhino with an ELECTRIC CHAIR DROP! Both men lay on the mat for awhile and the referee starts his count. Goldberg and Rhino stir mid-way through the count and rise to their feet before the count of 10. Both men pound away at each other with the crowd yelling "HEY!" for Goldberg and "BOO! for Rhino. Goldberg ducks a punch from Rhino and takes him down with an STO! Goldberg waits for Rhino to get up and throws a Superkick at him...but Rhino ducks under and punches Goldberg back against the ropes. Rhino whips him across the ring, waiting for Goldberg to come off the ropes.

    RHINO LIFTS GOLDBERG UP FOR A SPINEBUSTER...GOLDBERG REVERSES THE SPINEBUSTER INTO A DDT!

    Both men are back down on the mat again. Goldberg starts crawling towards one corner...and Rhino begins crawling to the opposite corner. They take their time pulling themselves up to their feet. Goldberg and Rhino both turn around at the same time, standing across the ring from each other.

    GOLDBERG CHARGES AT RHINO FOR THE SPEAR AND RHINO CHARGES AT GOLDBERG FOR THE GORE...

    BOTH MEN COLLIDE LIKE TWO MACK TRUCKS, BUMPING HEAD AND SHOULDERS, KNOCKING EACH OTHER OUT SIMULTANEOUSLY!!!




    A big "OOOOOOOOOH" travels around the arena from the fans' mouths and the referee checks up on both men immediately, who are down and out on the mat. The referee starts counting them out again.

    1...

    No movement from either men but why would there be in the first second?

    2...
    3...
    4...
    5...

    Neither man have still budged. Now it's getting worrying.

    6...
    7...
    8...

    Small boos start ringing out from the crowd. We're near the final count. Goldberg and Rhino are lifeless

    9...

    Someone move, dammit!

    10!

    The referee calls for the bell and the volume of the boos rise, becoming louder. The fans are on their feet, holding their heads in confusion as the referee goes over to talk to Dave Penzer. The crowd wait on an announcement, wondering what's going on. Penzer nods his head at the referee and mouths "Okay!" once they finish talking. The crowd go silent as Dave Penzer announces that due to both men being unable to get up before the count of 10, the referee has ruled this a...

    Double Knockout (08.25)

    Post-Match: The referee's decision earns the ire of the crowd and the arena fills up with massive boos. The camera captures shots of angry fans. EMT's runs out to the ring and check up on both Goldberg & Rhino, who still remain unconscious. Tony Schiavone tries to justify the referee's decision in a calm manner but the audience isn't having any of it as a loud "BULLSHIT!" chant starts up in the Saavis Center. We get a replay of the Spear/Gore Double Knockout finish, showing it in different angles and slow motion. Once the replay finshes, we see the EMT's still trying to wake up Goldberg and Rhino.

    While the EMT's work on Goldberg and Rhino in the ring, we're taken to a video package for Sting vs. Raven to fill up the time.

    When the video package for Sting vs. Raven finishes, the camera is on Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler at the commentary desk, who inform the viewers that Goldberg and Rhino have both been revived and taken to the back where they will be whisked off to the local hospital. Schiavone & King wish them a speedy recovery and the camera cuts to an overhead shot of the crowd.

    *What About Me*

    Raven Entrance: The Nirvana "Come As You Are" cover plays out Raven, who's met with large boos from the arena. No one can forgive him for costing Sting the World Heavyweight Title at Spring Stampede. Raven stands at the top of the stage, wearing his black leather jacket, and extends his arms out with the crucifix pose. Raven starts walking down to the ring slowly, taking small steps, looking to his left and right at both sides of the crowd. A couple of fan signs are picked up on camera that read "What About Raisin?" and "Sting Shall Seek & Destroy Raven!". Tony Schiavone puts Raven over as an enigma on commentary and also brings up what happened earlier in the show backstage with Raven and the two creepy girls in the Sting mask, mentioning that Raven has reawakened the darkness in Sting. Raven rolls underneath the bottom rope into the ring and goes to the corner, shoving the referee out of the way, and Raven sits down against the bottom turnbuckle, staring out at the fans as he waits for Sting.

    *Seek & Destroy*

    Sting Entrance: The lights go out, turning the arena pitch black. The thousands in attendance are heard screaming in the darkness and the noise of thunder rumbling goes off. Metallica's "Seek & Destroy" starts blasting out on the PA system and bright lights begin flashing everywhere in the dark arena as Sting appears on stage, making the crowd pop in unison. Sting points to the fans on both sides of the arena with his index fingers and hollers at them before he starts coming down the aisle, making his way to the ring, wearing his long black trench coat. Sting reaches ringside and walks up the Steel Steps, entering the ring. Raven is still sitting in his corner, staring at Sting. Sting steps up on the second turnbuckle to holler once again at the crowd, who holler back. Raven pulls himself up to his feet in the opposite corner.

    STING CLIMBS DOWN FROM THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE...AND RAVEN ATTACKS HIM FROM BEHIND, GETTING THE MATCH UNDERWAY!

    Match Ten
    Sting vs. Raven


    Raven pummels Sting in the corner with punches & kicks before he tears off his trench coat and throws it out of the ring. Raven turns back around...and Sting tees off on Raven, punching him back into the opposite corner. Sting tears off Raven's leather jacket now and throws it outside before he continues tagging Raven with mean rights in the corner. Sting irish whips Raven to the opposite corner and hollers at the crowd before he charges forward with a Stinger Splash in mind. However, Raven quickly jumps out of the ring through the ropes, avoiding the Stinger Splash, making Sting put on the brakes. Sting climbs out of the ring and comes up behind Raven on the outside, turning him around, and sends him staggering around the ring with more punches to the face. Sting throws Raven back into the ring and climbs up on the ring apron. Raven pops up to his feet quickly though and knocks Sting off the ring apron, sending him flying face-first onto the guardrail. Raven climbs back out of the ring and drags Sting up off the floor in front of the guardrail.

    RAVEN RUSSIAN LEG SWEEPS STING BACK AGAINST THE GUARDRAIL!

    Some front row fans "OOH!" in response and some disapprove with boos. Sting is brought to his feet and gets chucked back in the ring. Raven slides in and goes for the cover.

    1..2..

    Sting kicks out. Raven waits for Sting to get up and drills him in the face with a Running Knee Lift. Raven sends Sting hurtling to the corner and Sting bounces chest-first off the turnbuckles, stumbling backwards. Raven hits the ropes in front of Sting and follows up with a Lariat. Raven picks up Sting and takes him to the corner where he gets up on the top turnbuckle, positioning Sting in front of him with his back to him, setting up for a Calf Branding. Before Raven can hit it though, Sting delivers some elbows to the stomach of Raven...and tosses Raven off the top turnbuckle to the mat with a Deadly Drive. Raven gets up and Sting takes him down with a Lariat. Raven stands up again and Sting takes him down with a second Lariat in a row. Sting waits for Raven to reach his feet before he sails off to the ropes and drives Raven on the mat with a RUNNING FACEBUSTER! Sting makes his way to the corner and scales to the top turnbuckle. Sting takes off with a DIVING BODY SPLASH on Raven and goes for the pin right after.

    1..2..

    Raven kicks out. Sting peels Raven off the mat but gets struck in the gut with a couple of punches. Raven whips Sting to the corner and cruises towards him for a Corner Clothesline before applying a headlock on The Stinger and planting him out of the corner with a Bulldog. RAVEN RIPS OFF SOME OF HIS HAND TAPE AND WRAPS IT AROUND STING'S NECK, CHOKING HIM WITH IT! Raven has his back turned to the referee, blocking him from seeing the illegal choke. Raven releases the choke before the referee gets in position and catches him cheating. The ripped hand tape visibly hangs like a loose thread. Raven then locks on a SLEEPER HOLD, trying to cut off more of Sting's air. The official asks Sting if he wants to quit and gets no reply back due to Sting being too weak to answer. Sting's legs start to buckle underneath him as he feels his energy being sapped from him. The referee sees that Sting's eyes are shut and picks up Sting's arm, letting it drop. The crowd try to get Sting back into it, chanting his name out loud. Sting's arm is raised up again and it falls a second time. Raven is one more drop away from victory. The referee lifts up Sting's arm one more time and lets go...Sting's arm stops half-way, making the crowd cheer, and Sting shakes his hand, slowly fighting up to his feet, having new life injected into him by the power of his Stingers. Sting wraps his arms around Raven's head and drops to his butt, breaking out of the Sleeper Hold with a Sitout Jawbreaker on Raven. Raven goes stumbling back to the corner from the Sitout Jawbreaker and Sting picks himself up off the mat. Sting backs up in the opposite corner from Raven.

    STING GOES FOR THE STINGER SPLASH ON RAVEN...BUT RAVEN MOVES OUT OF THE WAY CAUSING STING TO HIT THE TOP TURNBUCKLE FACE-FIRST!

    RAVEN ROLLS UP STING FROM BEHIND WITH A SCHOOLBOY AND PUTS BOTH FEET UP ON THE SECOND ROPE FOR EXTRA LEVERAGE!


    1..2..

    The referee finally notices Raven's feet on the ropes and stops his count, admonishing Raven for it. Raven argues with the referee, allowing Sting time to recover and get up. Raven sees Sting up and starts jabbing him in the face. Raven jabs him 3 times before he spins around, attempting a Discus Clothesline...but Sting ducks under and Dropkicks Raven back into the turnbuckles. Sting then Hip Tosses Raven out of the corner. Sting picks up Raven and whips him to the ropes. Raven bounces off the ropes into a MILITARY PRESS SLAM from The Stinger. Sting heads up to the top turnbuckle for a DIVING CROSSBODY on Raven, hooking his leg for the pin.

    1..2..

    Raven gets his shoulder up. Sting picks Raven up and applies a front headlock, trying to put Raven away with his own finisher, The Even Flow DDT. Raven tackles Sting back into the corner though and starts clocking away at his face. RAVEN CONTINUES THROWING MORE PUNCHES AT STING...BUT STING ABSORBS THE SHOTS, UNAFFECTED BY THEM! Raven's punches slow down after seeing how useless they are and Sting stares at Raven, making him back up in fear. Sting flexes his arms and roars in Raven's face, surprising the former Flock leader. Raven tries to throw another punch...but Sting blocks it with his hand and churns out a stream of punches & chops to Raven's head. Raven gets rocked back into the corner from each blow and Sting backs up into the opposite corner from Raven.

    STING STORMS ACROSS THE RING, HITTING A STINGER SPLASH ON RAVEN!

    Raven stumbles out of the corner and Sting grabs both of his legs, tripping him up on the mat.

    STING TRIES TO PUT THE SCORPION DEATH LOCK ON RAVEN...

    RAVEN KICKS STING BACKWARDS INTO THE REFEREE, BUMPING HIM AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLES, KNOCKING THE REF DOWN!


    Sting turns around and bends over, checking on the referee. RAVEN LOW BLOWS STING FROM BEHIND! Both the referee and Sting are down. Raven rolls out of the ring and grabs himself a Steel Chair, bringing it into the ring with him. Raven opens up the Chair and sets it down in the middle of the ring. Raven picks up Sting and irish whips him to the ropes.

    RAVEN DROP TOE HOLDS STING, DRIVING HIM FACE-FIRST ON THE SEAT OF THE CHAIR!

    Sting lays on the mat, holding his face while Raven stands up and goes to the corner. RAVEN REMOVES THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE PADDING, EXPOSING THE METAL UNDERNEATH! Raven chucks the turnbuckle padding aside and walks back over to Sting. First, he moves the opened up Chair out of the way before he raises Sting to his feet. Raven irish whips Sting towards the exposed metal turnbuckle...but Sting grabs the top rope with both hands, stopping himself. Sting turns around.

    RAVEN CHARGES AT STING...AND STING DROP TOE HOLDS RAVEN FACE-FIRST ONTO THE EXPOSED METAL TURNBUCKLE!

    Raven flops about on the mat, clutching his face in twice the amount of pain Sting took from getting Drop Toe Hold on the Steel Chair just a moment ago. Sting grabs the opened up Chair and sets it down close to the ropes where Raven is. Sting pulls up Raven and locks his arm around his neck, setting him up for a Scorpion Death Drop.

    STING ATTEMPTS TO HIT THE SCORPION DEATH DROP ON THE SEAT OF THE CHAIR...BUT RAVEN GRABS ONTO THE TOP ROPE, HOLDING HIMSELF UP WHILE STING FALLS BACK ON HIS OWN AND SMACKS THE BACK OF HIS HEAD ON THE SEAT OF THE CHAIR!

    The seat of the Chair bends upon impact and Sting almost knocks himself out on that one, grabbing the back of his head with both hands. Some fans are shown covering their mouths, looking concerned for Sting. Raven picks up the Chair and throws it out of the ring before he extends his arms out to the crowd with the crucifix pose. The crowd boo Raven. Once Raven finishes posing, he brings Sting to his feet and applies a front headlock on him, setting up for The Even Flow DDT. It looks to be over...until Sting grabs Raven's legs and trips him up on the mat. Sting Catapults Raven to the corner, bashing his face off the top turnbuckle.

    RAVEN STUMBLES BACKWARDS...INTO A SCORPION DEATH DROP!

    Sting isn't done yet though as he decides to punish Raven with the very move that could've won him his 7th World Heavyweight Title at Spring Stampede last month if it weren't for Raven's interference.

    STING PUTS RAVEN IN THE SCORPION DEATH LOCK!

    Raven experiences the agony that Scott Steiner went through last month, now suffering that same fate. Raven cries out in immense pain and starts tapping on the mat. Lucky for him, the referee is still unconscious on the mat. Or maybe unlucky as Sting keeps the Scorpion Death Lock on. Sting is more interested in hurting Raven and making him pay for his sins than winning. The crowd are on their feet, enjoying what they see.

    ALL OF A SUDDEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT IN THE ARENA!

    The Saavis Center is shrouded in darkness and all we can hear are loud groans & boos ringing out in the background. Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler wonder what's going on, questioning if there's some technical difficulties or something.

    THE LIGHTS TURN BACK ON IN THE ARENA...

    AND WE SEE VAMPIRO STANDING IN FRONT OF STING WHILE STING STILL HAS RAVEN TRAPPED IN THE SCORPION DEATH LOCK!

    VAMPIRO SPEWS BLOOD FROM OUT OF HIS MOUTH IN STING'S FACE, BREAKING UP THE SCORPION DEATH LOCK!


    Sting covers his eyes and immediately falls to the mat, blinded by blood that's not even his own. Sting rolls around on the mat, screaming, unable to see his surroundings.

    The crowd's eyes have grown three sizes, shocked and horrified to see Vampiro back, who's been absent since November of last year, around the same time that Sting also got injured and put on the shelf.

    Vampiro helps up Raven, pulling his former Dark Carnival leader to his feet. Raven tells Vampiro to get Sting back up and Vampiro follows orders. Sting is dragged up by his former Brother In Paint and Vampiro shoves his head into Raven's arm for a front headlock.

    RAVEN HITS THE EVEN FLOW DDT ON STING!

    Raven covers Sting and Vampiro revives the groggy referee. The referee crawls over and slowly slaps the mat.

    1....2....3!

    Winner: Raven (08.53)

    Post-Match: The shock and horror of Vampiro's re-emergence turns to anger from the fans as it's become clear that Vampiro is back with Raven. Both men have their issues with Sting and pose a much more dangerous threat to him now with their new deadly alliance. The ticked off crowd boo Raven and Vampiro as Raven extends his arms out to them with the crucifix pose and Vampiro stands next to him, staring at the crowd like he's possessed. We're shown a replay of the finish of the match. When the replay finishes and the camera comes back live in the arena, we see Sting unconscious on the mat, his facepaint covered in blood. Raven and Vampiro stare down at Sting. All the mind games and surprises Raven and Sting have been playing on each other leading up to their match, Raven seems to have pulled out the biggest surprise of them all in Vampiro. Raven and Vampiro exit the ring together, leaving Sting laying. Vampiro helps carry Raven up the aisle, who's having some trouble walking on his own two feet from being in the Scorpion Death Lock. A bit of garbage gets pelted at Raven and Vampiro, mainly screwed up paperballs, but the two individuals continue heading to the back anyway. We get one last shot of a "bloody" Sting on the mat before the camera goes black.

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    The camera returns live to the arena on Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler, who talk about Vampiro returning to help Raven defeat Sting a moment ago. The conversation then switches to the main event and we see a match graphic for Scott Steiner vs. The Giant before getting a video package on the World Heavyweight Championship match.

    The Giant Entrance: The challenger makes his entrance first, receiving a pop from the crowd that's as large as he is. Still no entrance music for The Giant, but no music is needed in his case as his aura & presence says it all and leaves fans amazed by his arrival. Earlier in the PPV, he was seen happily signing an autograph for a little kid but The Giant has his gameface on now, wearing a mean mug on his way down to the ring. The Giant raises his hand up in the air with a Chokeslam gesture, setting off some fire and a cloud of smoke in the background on the stage. The Giant reaches ringside and marches up the Steel Steps onto the ring apron. Giant climbs over the top rope, stepping both huge legs into the ring. The Giant walks into the middle of the ring before he twists around and makes another Chokeslam hand gesture to the crowd while roaring at the top of his voice. The crowd roar along with Giant. Giant puts his hand down and paces up & down the ring, ready to wine and dine on Steiner.

    *Scott Steiner Theme*

    Scott Steiner Entrance: The sirens blare out on the PA system, the bright lights start flashing, and Midajah accompanies the World Heavyweight Champion out, carrying his Lead Pipe for him. Big Poppa Pump comes fully equipped, wearing his Chainmail Headdress, Shades, and the World Title around his waist. Steiner stops halfway down the aisle to flex his bicep to the camera and kiss it before he continues walking to the ring. Steiner reaches the Steel Steps and walks up the first two steps before he looks ahead at the ring and stops, seeing Giant standing in front of him not too far away. Giant wants to get his hands on him right away before the bell even rings and Steiner shouts at the referee to back Giant up, so he can let him in the ring. The referee gets Giant to back off across the ring to his corner and Steiner walks up the final step onto the ring apron and climbs through the ropes, getting in the ring. Steiner heads to the corner and climbs up on the second turnbuckle, flexing both arms to the crowd, kissing his bicep again. Steiner steps down from the second turnbuckle and unstraps the Heavyweight Title from around his waist, raising it in the air across the ring from Giant as the big man keeps staring at him from his corner. The champ removes his Headdress and Shades, giving them to Midajah as his music cuts off and the arena lights return to normal. Steiner then passes his World Heavyweight Title to the referee, who takes it and holds it up in the center of the ring to the crowd. Both Giant and Steiner stare up at the prize before the official hands the belt off to the timekeeper and calls for the bell to ring, starting the match.

    Match Eleven
    (Main Event)

    World Heavyweight Championship
    Scott Steiner (c) vs. The Giant


    Steiner and Giant both walk into the middle of the ring and start talking trash to each other, Steiner more so than Giant. Steiner points his index finger at Giant and the big man slaps his finger away causing Steiner to pieface Giant in return. The pieface triggers Giant who grabs Steiner by the neck and pushes him back into the corner. Giant starts going apeshit on Steiner in the corner, smacking him in the chest with a number of Overhand Chops. Even Steiner's rock hard pecs can't protect him from the stiffness of Giant's Overhand Chops as he yells out in pain from each shot. Each chop sounds like a shotgun going off. Giant then Biel Tosses Steiner out of the corner across the ring. Steiner staggers up to his feet in the opposite corner from Giant and the challenger charges towards him, squashing him against the turnbuckles with a Running Butt Bump. STEINER STUMBLES OUT OF THE CORNER AND GIANT HEADS FULL SPEED TO THE ROPES, KNOCKING STEINER OUT OF THE RING WITH A MIGHTY SHOULDER BLOCK! Midajah runs over to check up on her man and Giant roars like a Lion. Midajah helps Steiner up to his feet and the champ takes some time to regroup on the outside while Giant waits inside the ring for him.

    Scott sees a "Steiner Fears Giant!" sign in the front row and goes into one of his outbursts, swatting the sign out of the fan's hands before jaw jacking with him and couple of other front row fans. As Steiner continues insulting the fans, The Giant has enough of waiting and climbs out of the ring. Midajah screams at Steiner, letting him know Giant is coming, and Steiner starts running away with Giant giving him chase around the ring. Steiner slides underneath the bottom rope back into the ring. Giant slides in after him and Steiner takes advantage, stomping the back of Giant. Steiner delivers some knees to the back of Giant's head before he picks him up to his feet and waistlocks The Giant. STEINER TRIES TO HIT AN OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX...BUT GIANT HEADBUTTS HIM, MAKING STEINER RELEASE HIS WAISTLOCK! The Giant gives Steiner another Headbutt, knocking him down. GIANT RUNS TO THE ROPES, GOING FOR AN EARTHQUAKE SPLASH...BUT STEINER ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY IN TIME AND GIANT MISSES HIM, LANDING ON HIS ASS! Steiner stands up and kicks Giant in the face, putting him on his back. Steiner flexes his bicep and hits an Elbow Drop on Giant, going for a pin.

    1..2..

    Giant kicks out and Steiner takes it out on the referee, grabbing him by the collar, demanding he count faster next time. The Giant is getting up and Steiner refocuses on him, clubbing him across the back with forearms. Steiner heads to the corner and goes up to the second turnbuckle, delivering a Double Axe Handle to the back of Giant. Steiner applies a rear waistlock on Giant. STEINER TRIES TO GERMAN SUPLEX GIANT...AND GIANT CHARGES BACKWARDS, SANDWICHING STEINER IN THE CORNER AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLES! Steiner doesn't give up though and jumps on top of the big man's back, locking on a SLEEPER HOLD! Giant stays on his feet, refusing to go down and hangs in for a little while before he reaches up with both hands and grabs Steiner's head....TOSSING STEINER OFF HIS BACK TO THE MAT, GETTING OUT OF THE SLEEPER HOLD! Giant shakes off the cobwebs before he brings Steiner off the mat and scoops him up on his shoulder. Steiner drops off his shoulder though, landing behind Giant, and Steiner shoves the big guy forward into the corner.

    Steiner hits a Corner Clothesline on Giant before barging into his mid-section with Shoulder Thrusts. The referee yells at Steiner to get Giant out of the corner and Steiner tells the referee to "Fuck off". Steiner continues caving in Giant's mid-section with Knee Strikes before he pulls him out of the corner and underhooks both of his arms. STEINER TRIES LIFTING GIANT UP FOR A DOUBLE UNDERHOOK POWERBOMB....STEINER STILL CAN'T LIFT HIM...AND GIANT COUNTERS WITH A BACK BODY DROP, MAKING STEINER STILL WORK FOR IT! Steiner gets up in the corner and Giant sprints towards him...only to get a boot to the face. Big Poppa Pump charges out of the corner with a Steinerline to Giant...but doesn't knock him off his feet. Scott hits the ropes for a second Steinerline to Giant...and Giant is still on his feet but gets a little more dazed. Giant receives a third Steinerline...still unable to knock him off his feet but leaving him a bit wobbly.

    STEINER DECIDES TO GO FOR A SCOOP SLAM, ONLY MANAGING TO LIFT GIANT OFF ONE FOOT...AND GIANT FALLS ON TOP OF STEINER, COVERING HIM FOR A PIN!

    1..2..

    Unlike Road Warrior Animal who failed to kick out of this on Nitro couple of weeks ago in the 3-on-1 Handicap Gauntlet, Steiner manages to raise his shoulder off the mat before three. Giant picks up Steiner and Headbutts him back into the corner. Giant holds Steiner back against the turnbuckles and tells the crowd to "Sssh!" with his index finger. The crowd quite down...AND GIANT NAILS STEINER WITH ANOTHER HARD OVERHAND CHOP, SOUNDING LIKE EGGS BEING SCRAMBLED! The crowd cringe at the sound of it. Giant pulls Scott out of the corner and Scoop Slams him on the mat with ease unlike Steiner a moment ago. The Giant gets up on the second turnbuckle and goes for a Diving Elbow Drop... but nobody's there! Steiner and Giant get up. Steiner goes for an irish whip to the corner but Giant reverses, sending Steiner there.

    GIANT CHARGES AT STEINER FOR A RUNNING BUTT BUMP...BUT STEINER MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND GIANT HITS THE TURNBUCKLES!

    GIANT STUMBLES OUT OF THE CORNER...AND STEINER FINALLY TAKES HIM OFF HIS FEET WITH A T-BONE SUPLEX!


    Some of the crowd members stand on their feet and pop, most likely being Scott Steiner fans. It finally paid off for the champ. Steiner stands next to Giant and flexes his bicep, kissing it, before dropping an Elbow on Giant and covering him with a nonchalant pin.

    1..2..

    Steiner breaks up his own pin and starts doing push ups on the mat, getting cocky and more confident after Suplexing The Giant. Steiner argues with the frustrated referee before he turns to the crowd and talks smack about Giant, calling him "a big piece of shit". The Giant rolls onto his stomach and Steiner goes back over to him, standing over his back. Steiner starts clocking both sides of his head with Crossface Punches. SCOTT ATTEMPTS TO PUT THE STEINER RECLINER ON GIANT...BUT GIANT STANDS UP TO HIS FEET WITH STEINER SITTING ON HIS SHOULDERS AND GIANT PLANTS HIM BACKWARDS WITH AN ELECTRIC CHAIR DROP! Giant waits for Steiner to get up before hitting an INVERTED LEG DROP BULLDOG on the champion. Giant goes for the pin on Steiner. Midajah climbs up on the ring apron though and distracts the referee, preventing him from counting. Giant gets off Steiner and turns around, seeing Midajah on the ring apron. Giant yells at Midajah to get off the ring apron but she doesn't, continuing to argue with the referee. Steiner starts pulling himself to his feet in the corner and Giant comes up behind Steiner, grabbing the back of his head...ONLY TO BE MULE KICKED IN THE GROIN BY STEINER! STEINER THEN HITS A REVERSE STO ON GIANT! Steiner rolls Giant onto his back for a pin and Midajah gets down from the ring apron, so the referee can count.

    1..2..

    No! Steiner waits for Giant to reach his feet before he hits the ropes and charges at Giant...GIANT PICKS HIM UP OVER HIS HEAD THOUGH, TOSSING STEINER OUT OF THE RING WITH A MILITARY PRESS THROW! Giant climbs over the top rope, stepping down from the ring apron and the big man tries to pick up Steiner when the Midajah factor comes into play again and Giant senses her sneaking up behind him with the Lead Pipe. Giant turns around before she can hit him with the weapon and Midajah backs up in fear as Giant slowly walks towards her. The distraction allows Steiner time to recover and Steiner attacks Giant from behind. Steiner drags Giant over to the Steel Steps and attempts to bash his face off them but Giant puts on the brakes and elbows Steiner in the stomach before ramming his face into the Steel Steps instead. Giant rolls back into the ring to break the referee's 10 count. Giant reaches over the top rope, grabbing Steiner's head, and Giant pulls Steiner up on the ring apron. Steiner quickly grabs hold of Giant's head though and hits a Rope Stunner from the ring apron, bouncing Giant's head off the top rope. Giant goes staggering back across the ring and Steiner climbs back into the ring. Steiner waits for Giant to turn around before he charges at him...GIANT CATCHES STEINER WITH A SUPERKICK! Giant drags up Steiner and tucks his head between his legs, hoisting Steiner up on his shoulders for an ALLEY OOP! Giant rolls Steiner onto his back and covers him.

    1..2..

    Midajah places Steiner's foot on the bottom rope, saving the champ from a three. Giant steps out on the ring apron and starts climbing up the turnbuckles slowly like King Kong climbing the Empire State Building. The crowd get off their seats in anticipation for whatever Giant has planned. Giant reaches the top turnbuckle and carefully tries to maintain his balance. Scott Steiner shoves the referee into the ropes though, making Giant lose his balance and Giant is crotched on the top turnbuckle. Steiner climbs up on the second turnbuckle and waistlocks The Giant, making the crowd gasp. Tony Schiavone begs Steiner to stop whatever he's going to do, worried the ring may collapse underneath all of Giant's weight.

    STEINER DRIVES GIANT OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE WITH AN AVALANCHE OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!

    The crowd flip their shit and luckily the ring stands up upon impact, putting Tony Schiavone at ease. Steiner and Giant lay on the mat while a "HOLYSHIT!" chant breaks out in the arena. We go to a replay of the Avalanche Overhead Belly To Belly Suplex. Coming back from the replay, Steiner rolls over and drapes an arm on top of Giant for a pin.

    1..2..

    Shoulder up! Both men are still in it. The referee starts counting them out and thankfully they get up before 10, preventing another Double Knockout tonight. Giant and Steiner reel off back & forth punches on each other - Giant, Steiner, Giant, Steiner, Giant, Stei-Giant, Giant, Giant! Eye rake by Steiner! Scott makes his way over to the corner and ascends the top turnbuckle. Scott jumps off...and gets caught by the neck. GIANT SLINGS STEINER UP IN THE AIR FOR A CHOKESLAM...BUT STEINER REVERSES INTO A MID-AIR DDT! Steiner gets to his feet and picks Giant up off the mat. Steiner tries for an irish whip and Giant reverses, sending Steiner cruising to the ropes. Giant drops Steiner with a BIG BOOT! Giant waits for Steiner to rise.

    GIANT BOLTS TOWARDS STEINER FOR A SHOULDER BLOCK...STEINER JUMPS OUT OF THE WAY...AND GIANT ACCIDENTALLY RUNS OVER THE REFEREE WITH THE SHOULDER BLOCK!

    The referee's down. Giant turns around...and goes tumbling over the top rope to the outside courtesy of a Steinerline by Big Poppa Pump. Scott climbs out of the ring and raises Giant off the floor, dragging him over to the commentary desk where he bashes his face off it. Tony Schiavone & Jerry Lawler vamoose. Steiner walks over to the timekeeper and snatches his World Heavyweight Title away from him. Steiner goes back over to Giant with the title. STEINER TRIES TO HIT GIANT IN THE FACE WITH THE WORLD TITLE...BUT GIANT BIEL TOSSES HIM ACROSS THE COMMENTARY DESK! Giant lifts Steiner to his feet and bashes his face off the commentary desk. Giant grabs the neck of Big Poppa Pump and roars while he holds him. Giant hasn't forgotten about Steiner putting him through the Table in the Contract Signing on Nitro this past Monday. Giant decides to return the favor and elevates Scott up in the air.

    GIANT CHOKESLAMS STEINER THROUGH THE COMMENTARY DESK, BREAKING THE DESK DOWN!

    The crowd goes ballistic as Steiner lays in the wreckage of the commentary desk. The Giant stands tall and stares out at the crowd while Midajah is hiding behind a ring post, standing across from Giant and Steiner, covering her mouth in concern for Big Poppa Pump.

    RICK STEINER AND ROAD WARRIOR ANIMAL ARE SHOWN RUNNING DOWN THE AISLE! BOTH MEN RUN AROUND THE RING AND ATTACK THE GIANT FROM BEHIND!

    The crowd start booing loudly as Rick and Animal pound on Giant in front of Scott, who's still knocked out on top of the broken commentary desk. Rick and Animal toss Giant into the ring post together before both men seperate and head off in different directions around the ring to grab Steel Chairs. Animal gets his Steel Chair from the timekeeper's area while Rick reaches over the guardrail and takes a fan's Chair away.

    ANIMAL APPROACHES GIANT WITH THE CHAIR AND TRIES TO HIT HIM WITH IT...BUT GIANT PUNCHES THE CHAIR BACK IN ANIMAL'S FACE, KNOCKING ANIMAL OUT!

    The crowd's boos turn to cheers once again and Rick sees Animal go down.

    RICK LUNGES AT GIANT WITH HIS CHAIR NOW...AND GIANT KICKS THE CHAIR BACK IN RICK'S FACE WITH A BIG BOOT, KNOCKING RICK OUT!

    With Rick and Animal being taken care of, Giant picks Scott's carcass off the broken desk and rolls him back in the ring. Giant gets up on the ring apron and climbs both legs over the top rope, re-entering the ring. The Giant turns to the crowd and pulls his singlet straps down before raising his arm in the air and roaring, motioning for another Chokeslam. The crowd cheer in response and while Giant plays up to them...MIDAJAH CLIMBS INTO THE RING WITH THE LEAD PIPE, DROPPING THE PIPE NEXT TO SCOTT STEINER'S BODY! The Giant turns around and Midajah gets in his face, confronting him. Midajah yells at Giant before she makes the mistake of slapping him across the face. Giant looks back at Midajah with a pissed off expression on his face...and grabs her by the neck, making the crowd pop.

    GIANT LIFTS MIDAJAH UP FOR A CHOKESLAM, HOLDING HER IN THE AIR...

    SCOTT STEINER WHACKS GIANT IN THE BACK WITH THE LEAD PIPE, SAVING MIDAJAH!


    Midajah drops to the floor, being released from Giant's hand. Giant staggers around in pain, grabbing his back.

    STEINER HITS GIANT ACROSS THE HEAD WITH THE LEAD PIPE AGAIN!

    Giant teeters on his feet, disoriented from two shots with the Lead Pipe.

    STEINER CRACKS GIANT OVER THE HEAD WITH THE LEAD PIPE FOR A THIRD TIME!

    The third shot does it as The Giant finally collapses on the mat, falling like a chopped tree. The referee starts coming around and regains his senses. Scott Steiner drops the Lead Pipe on the mat and turns Giant onto his stomach.

    BIG POPPA PUMP APPLIES THE STEINER RECLINER ON THE GIANT!!!

    The Giant is already out, completely unconscious from the shots with the Lead Pipe. Giant's eyes are shut and his arms are limp.

    The referee raises Giant's arm up ONCE! TWICE! AND IT DROPS A THIRD TIME!

    IT'S OVER!

    Winner and STILL World Heavyweight Champion: Scott Steiner (11.08)

    Post-Match: Scott releases The Steiner Recliner and Giant falls flat on the mat with no signs of life in him. Big Poppa Pump raises his arms in the air and Midajah gets the World Heavyweight Title from outside, bringing it into the ring to Scott Steiner. Midajah embraces Steiner with a hug before the champion climbs on the second turnbuckle and raises his title up to the crowd, who are left silent and disappointed by the outcome. Tony Schiavone shares their feelings as he goes on a rant about Midajah's interference and Scott Steiner's use of the Lead Pipe. Three shots with the Lead Pipe and The Steiner Recliner is all it took to slay The Giant. Jerry Lawler sings his praises though, calling Scott Steiner a dominant champion, listing off the names he's beaten within the last year. Giant is the latest name to be added to that list. Scott Steiner sits Midajah up on his shoulder like Macho/Liz at WM 7 and lets her hold the World Title in the air as the PPV comes to a close.

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    SlamBoree Review:

    - Good job with the opening package to hype the upcoming card. Got to say, not overly bothered about the Giant vs Steiner but I cannot wait for the Goldberg vs Rhino and the Sting vs Raven matches- Should be awesome!

    - Very WCW to open with Cruiserweight action and in this case for the Cruiserweight Tag Team Championships. Really good match! I'm happy to see the Filthy Animals and the combination with Konnon and Tygress works really well.

    - Sandman vs Meng next and this should be FUN! I've enjoyed your Hardcore division a lot and espcially with what you've been doing with the WCW guys which has been really fun and a stand out from everything else on the card which makes it totally worthwhile.

    CAR BUMPERS?! GUARDRAILS?! POOL STICKS?! This match had EVERYTHING including the Women's locker room SINK Haha! Well it was definitely a fun read. I think it went on for a littler longer then it need too or should have but I enjoyed it still. I'm quite surprised you had Sandman drop the Title but as much as I've been enjoying the Sandman, I do love Meng and he's such a BADASS! Cant wait to see what damage he does in this division.

    - Palumbo attacked before the match later in the evening.. Has to be the Impact Players?

    - Some more Cruiserweight Action coming up next! No idea who Jason Jett is but I'm pulling for Shane Helms to successfully defend his Championship! Pretty standard match and it's Helms that comes out with the victory. Jett snapping after the match and it looks like this feud is going to continue on.

    - Nice little segment with the Shining reference and the girls wearing the Sting mask's to get into the mind of Raven. Creative.

    - So Palumbo is ruled out and O'Haire puts up one hell of a fight and it even took Mike Awesome to get the job done for the Impact Players.

    - Ken Shamrock isn't messing around and has no time for dancing Haha! I love that he jumped Miller before the bell but I would have had him done it without the chair to show he is truly the baddest man on the planet right now! Shamrock had to win this match and I'm glad it didn't drag on- keeping Shamrock looking strong and dangerous. Really good job with how you've booked the worlds dangerous man dude. Kudos!

    - Good job with the Dusty & Dustin promo. I love some of what Dusty said and it felt like such a throwback. Two things that stood out to me aside from the obvious was "All in" & "All Out" mentioned during a Rhodes segment made me smile with the formation of AEW these days and how heavily involved the Rhodes are. The other which I'm less sure about was Dustin referencing his Goldust alt ego which would have come from the WWF before he re-joined.

    The match was an absolute FIGHT and it needed to be. Match felt like a real throwback of an era gone by and even the use of the fireball. The Rhodes family had to get the win but this still doesn't feel done and I think we're going to go again with this rivalry.

    - Submission match next and it's Flair vs Double J! Jarrett forgetting the stipulation and attempting to pin Ric Haha! I wanted Ric to win this match but I think for sure that Jarrett needed it more after a couple of high profile losses in the last couple of shows. The ending didn't make anyone look weak wither with Double A and the duo of Cash & Knoble coming down and getting involved in the match.

    - From the segment with DDP telling his Wife to stay backstage, I knew she was going to come out but I thought she would accidently cost the Insiders the victory.

    - LOVED the Rhino promo. The line about him never worrying about WHO'S NEXT?! but WHO'S LEFT?! was awesome.

    Good match and I liked the finish! The use of the Gif was pretty cool as well and the thought of Goldberg & Rhino steaming into each other both looking for the SPEAR!/GORE! and knocking each other out for a draw worked fine with me. Brave call as well because I can't see that going down well with everyone but I liked how you mentioned how the crowd wasn't happy and was booing the official call because that's exactly how it would go down Haha! It mean's we've got to have a rematch though and I'm good with that.

    - VAMPIRO?! Sick! Him and Raven as this unholy alliance is awesome. I'm totally cool with that. Sting had the match won though and he's going to be out for revenge for sure.

    - Nice little promo for the upcoming Great American Bash.

    - MAIN EVENT TIME! So, I'm not really a big Steiner fan and that's why I've not been so infested in his matches/feuds but this match was again done really well. The idea of Big Show almost choke slamming Midajah is insane! Haha! Steiner was also going to need help to topple the Giant and this way it keeps the Giant looking strong while of course Big Poppa Pump retains his Championship and looks strong too. Good booking here!


    Overall - I enjoyed this PPv man as I have done with all your previous ones as well. I like the direction you have been going with keeping to mostly the guys that were already in the WCW while adding some other names here and there to mix it up. I like how your divisions are all getting equal attention. I feel like the tag team one is probably the weakest on paper including the Cruiserweight tag but overall everything is looking good. Promo's were all a hit for me aside from a small part in the Dustin/Dusty one. Good job mate!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Deco90 View Post
    SlamBoree Review:

    - Good job with the opening package to hype the upcoming card. Got to say, not overly bothered about the Giant vs Steiner but I cannot wait for the Goldberg vs Rhino and the Sting vs Raven matches- Should be awesome!

    - Very WCW to open with Cruiserweight action and in this case for the Cruiserweight Tag Team Championships. Really good match! I'm happy to see the Filthy Animals and the combination with Konnon and Tygress works really well.

    - Sandman vs Meng next and this should be FUN! I've enjoyed your Hardcore division a lot and espcially with what you've been doing with the WCW guys which has been really fun and a stand out from everything else on the card which makes it totally worthwhile.

    CAR BUMPERS?! GUARDRAILS?! POOL STICKS?! This match had EVERYTHING including the Women's locker room SINK Haha! Well it was definitely a fun read. I think it went on for a littler longer then it need too or should have but I enjoyed it still. I'm quite surprised you had Sandman drop the Title but as much as I've been enjoying the Sandman, I do love Meng and he's such a BADASS! Cant wait to see what damage he does in this division.

    - Palumbo attacked before the match later in the evening.. Has to be the Impact Players?

    - Some more Cruiserweight Action coming up next! No idea who Jason Jett is but I'm pulling for Shane Helms to successfully defend his Championship! Pretty standard match and it's Helms that comes out with the victory. Jett snapping after the match and it looks like this feud is going to continue on.

    - Nice little segment with the Shining reference and the girls wearing the Sting mask's to get into the mind of Raven. Creative.

    - So Palumbo is ruled out and O'Haire puts up one hell of a fight and it even took Mike Awesome to get the job done for the Impact Players.

    - Ken Shamrock isn't messing around and has no time for dancing Haha! I love that he jumped Miller before the bell but I would have had him done it without the chair to show he is truly the baddest man on the planet right now! Shamrock had to win this match and I'm glad it didn't drag on- keeping Shamrock looking strong and dangerous. Really good job with how you've booked the worlds dangerous man dude. Kudos!

    - Good job with the Dusty & Dustin promo. I love some of what Dusty said and it felt like such a throwback. Two things that stood out to me aside from the obvious was "All in" & "All Out" mentioned during a Rhodes segment made me smile with the formation of AEW these days and how heavily involved the Rhodes are. The other which I'm less sure about was Dustin referencing his Goldust alt ego which would have come from the WWF before he re-joined.

    The match was an absolute FIGHT and it needed to be. Match felt like a real throwback of an era gone by and even the use of the fireball. The Rhodes family had to get the win but this still doesn't feel done and I think we're going to go again with this rivalry.

    - Submission match next and it's Flair vs Double J! Jarrett forgetting the stipulation and attempting to pin Ric Haha! I wanted Ric to win this match but I think for sure that Jarrett needed it more after a couple of high profile losses in the last couple of shows. The ending didn't make anyone look weak wither with Double A and the duo of Cash & Knoble coming down and getting involved in the match.

    - From the segment with DDP telling his Wife to stay backstage, I knew she was going to come out but I thought she would accidently cost the Insiders the victory.

    - LOVED the Rhino promo. The line about him never worrying about WHO'S NEXT?! but WHO'S LEFT?! was awesome.

    Good match and I liked the finish! The use of the Gif was pretty cool as well and the thought of Goldberg & Rhino steaming into each other both looking for the SPEAR!/GORE! and knocking each other out for a draw worked fine with me. Brave call as well because I can't see that going down well with everyone but I liked how you mentioned how the crowd wasn't happy and was booing the official call because that's exactly how it would go down Haha! It mean's we've got to have a rematch though and I'm good with that.

    - VAMPIRO?! Sick! Him and Raven as this unholy alliance is awesome. I'm totally cool with that. Sting had the match won though and he's going to be out for revenge for sure.

    - Nice little promo for the upcoming Great American Bash.

    - MAIN EVENT TIME! So, I'm not really a big Steiner fan and that's why I've not been so infested in his matches/feuds but this match was again done really well. The idea of Big Show almost choke slamming Midajah is insane! Haha! Steiner was also going to need help to topple the Giant and this way it keeps the Giant looking strong while of course Big Poppa Pump retains his Championship and looks strong too. Good booking here!


    Overall - I enjoyed this PPv man as I have done with all your previous ones as well. I like the direction you have been going with keeping to mostly the guys that were already in the WCW while adding some other names here and there to mix it up. I like how your divisions are all getting equal attention. I feel like the tag team one is probably the weakest on paper including the Cruiserweight tag but overall everything is looking good. Promo's were all a hit for me aside from a small part in the Dustin/Dusty one. Good job mate!
    Thanks a lot, bro. Much appreciated. Happy you enjoyed the PPV.

    Should point out Sandman vs. Meng's Hardcore Match wasn't for the Hardcore Title as neither man are the champion. Rob Van Dam is still the Hardcore Champion haha.

    Jason Jett was EZ Money in ECW if that name rings any bell.
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    May 21st 2001

    Trans World Dome
    St. Louis, Missouri


    We open with still shots of Goldberg vs. Rhino, Sting vs. Raven, and Scott Steiner vs. The Giant from last night's Slamboree PPV, showing the Spear/Gore Double Knockout finish, Vampiro returning & helping Raven defeat Sting, and Scott Steiner using the Lead Pipe on The Giant 3 times before finishing him with The Steiner Recliner to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

    Eric Bischoff's Office: No opening video or pyro & fireworks this week as we head straight into the show where we see Eric Bischoff in his office talking to a referee. Bischoff tells the referee to go inform Scott Steiner that there's gonna be a Four Corners Match tonight between Diamond Dallas Page, Kevin Nash, Lex Luger and Buff Bagwell to decide who will go on to face him for the World Heavyweight Title at The Great American Bash! The referee runs off to deliver the message to Scott Steiner.

    The camera cuts to the arena where we see the fans on their feet, screaming their heads off, flashing their signs in the air. Tony Schiavone talks over all the noise, welcoming the viewers to Nitro, introducing himself and broadcast partner Jerry "The King" Lawler. The camera switches over to the commentary desk and the commentators talk about the announcement they just heard from Eric Bischoff a moment ago about the Four Corners main event to decide the new No. 1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Title at The Great American Bash. Schiavone is excited for the match but King says it's unfair as Scott Steiner just came off his title defense at the PPV last night. Schiavone announces more matches for tonight. We got "The Man-Beast" Rhino in action against the mentor of Goldberg, DeWayne Bruce. The returning Mike Awesome taking on Sean O' Haire. And another return match for Vampiro as he goes one-on-one with The Demon. But first, we're gonna kick off with the Cruiserweight Champion.

    Match One
    Non-Title Match
    Shane Helms vs. Christopher Daniels


    During the entrance of the Cruiserweight Champion, we're shown a replay of Helms ending the undefeated streak of Jason Jett, retaining the Cruiserweight Title at Slamboree and then Jett turning heel on Helms after the match, hitting 3 Crash Landings on him.

    Helms and Daniels chain wrestle in the opening minute of the match. Things soon start to turn ugly though when The Fallen Angel slaps the champion across the face and "Sugar" Shane responds by teeing off on Daniels. Shane slugs Daniels back into the corner and refuses to let up, forcing the referee to step inbetween both men, trying to pull the champ off Daniels. The Fallen Angel pokes Helms in the eye behind the referee's back and Helms staggers back into the center of the ring, holding his eye. Daniels runs out of the corner and delivers a Calf Kick to Helms. The champ gets picked up off the mat and Daniels Scoop Slams him in front of the ropes before The Fallen Angel hits an Arabian Press Moonsault on Helms, covering him for a pin. Daniels only gets two though.

    Daniels picks up Helms and irish whips him across the ring. The champ hangs onto the ropes, stopping himself. Daniels charges forward and Helms tosses him over the top rope, sending him out on the floor at ringside with a Back Body Drop. Helms waits for Daniels to get up before he goes for a Pescado. But The Fallen Angel moves out of the way in time and Helms crashes & burns on the floor outside. Daniels hops up on the ring apron and hits a Cactus Elbow off the ring apron to the champion. Christopher lifts Helms up and the champ blasts Daniels with a chop from out of nowhere. Daniels fires back with his own chop. Both men trade more chops to the chest until Christopher kicks Helms in the gut and scoops him up in the air, dropping him face-first on the guardrail. Daniels throws Shane back into the ring and follows him in.

    The Fallen Angel goes for The Best Moonsault Ever...but nobody's home as Helms rolls out of the way. Daniels gets on his knees and Helms lands a Shining Wizard on him. The champion goes up to the top turnbuckle and hits a Frog Splash on Daniels. Helms goes for the pin, only leading to a two count. Shane picks up Daniels and whips him to the ropes, bending over for a Back Body Drop. Daniels puts the brakes on in front of Helms though and clubs him across the back with a forearm. Daniels underhooks both of his arms, looking for The Angel's Wings, but Helms twists out of it and connects with a Single Knee Facebreaker on The Fallen Angel. Helms waits in the corner for Daniels to get up and lunges at him for a Superkick...but Chris catches his foot. The champ stands on one leg and Daniels spins him around into a quick STO. Daniels heads to the corner and successfully hits The BME this time, following up with a pin.

    Helms kicks out before three. Daniels brings Helms to his feet and locks his arm around Helms' neck, setting up for The Last Rites. Helms blocks it though and throws some knees at Daniels' head before Snapmaring him over. Helms locks his arm around Daniels' neck now and drags him up off the mat, setting up for The Nightmare On Helms Street. The Fallen Angel has a counter of his own, twisting his head around in Helms' arm and Chris tackles him backwards into the turnbuckles. Daniels throws a couple of jabs at Helms' face in the corner before whipping him to the opposite corner. Daniels sprints towards Helms...and receives a Back Elbow to the face, making him stumble back. Helms charges out of the corner...and Daniels quickly takes him down with a Reverse STO before applying a Koji Clutch on the champ.

    Helms is trapped in the middle of the ring, constantly being pestered by the referee on if he wants to give up or not. The champion refuses to submit. Helms slowly slides over to the ropes, reaching out for the bottom rope...and eventually grabs it for a rope break. Daniels releases the Koji Clutch after a 4 count from the referee.

    Daniels stomps Helms on the mat before he pulls him up in the corner. The Fallen Angel tries to irish whip Helms to the opposite corner but "Sugar" Shane reverses and sends Daniels running there instead. Daniels jumps up on the second turnbuckle though and attempts a Twisting Crossbody...but Helms catches him in mid-air with a Superkick, dropping him like a sack of potatoes.

    Daniels staggers up to his feet...and Helms drives him on the back of his head with the VERTEBREAKER!

    Helms hooks his leg, picking up the three.

    Winner: Shane Helms (7.59)

    Post-Match: Helms gets his hand raised by the referee and is then handed the Cruiserweight Title. The champion heads to the corner and stands up on the second turnbuckle, raising his belt in the air to the crowd. Helms climbs down and moves to another corner of the ring, posing on the second turnbuckle there with his title.

    AS HELMS CONTINUES CELEBRATING WITH THE CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP...JASON JETT AMBUSHES HELMS FROM BEHIND, KNOCKING HIM DOWN!

    The cheers suddenly turn to boos and Jason Jett puts the boots to the champion, stomping him out, before he gets on top of Helms with a mount and delivers punches to his face. Once he finishes caving his face in, Jett stands up and takes a look at the crowd, who continue pouring out loud boos for him. Jett looks down and sees the Cruiserweight Title laying on the mat. Jett picks the gold up off the mat and stares at it like he's obsessed. Jason Jett looks up and sees Shane Helms slowly getting to his feet. Jett holds the Cruiserweight Championship in his hands and waits for Helms to reach his feet.

    JETT CLOCKS HELMS IN THE FACE WITH THE CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE!

    The Cruiserweight Champion is down and out for good this time. Jett stares down at Helms, still holding the belt, and yells out "This title...belongs to me! Jett raises the title over Helms' body...before he exits the ring, taking the Cruiserweight Championship with him.

    JETT LEAVES UP THE AISLE, CARRYING THE CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE, WALKING OUT WITH THE BELT!

    The boos grow louder for Jett, who's stealing the Cruiserweight Title from its rightful owner and the front row fans scream at Jett to give the title back to Helms, but Jason continues heading to the back with the belt.

    Hospital: The camera cuts away from the arena to a hospital and we see The Sandman laying in a hospital bed with bandage wrapped around his neck and a tube attached to his throat. Sandman is awake in his bed, looking grumpy, but doesn't say a word. Tony Schiavone talks in the background, mentioning that Sandman suffered a crushed throat when Meng put him in the Tongan Death Grip at Slamboree. Tony says the throat injury will keep Sandman out of action for awhile and wishes him a healthy recovery. Jerry Lawler gives his two cents, saying Eric Bischoff must be glad this happened cause now he doesn't have to deal with The Sandman anymore, hinting that maybe Eric Bischoff had recruited Meng to do his dirty work and put Sandman on the shelf for him. Tony being a naive fool, doesn't believe King though.

    *Kanyon Theme*

    In-Ring: The camera transitions back to the arena and "WHO BETTA THAN KANYON?" rings out on the PA system, playing The Innovator Of Offense out to the ring, who carries his own mic with him. Kanyon enters the ring and waits for his music to cut off before he asks...

    "WHO BETTA THAN KANYON?!?!"

    To which the entire crowd reply...

    "EVERYONE!"

    Driving Kanyon mad. Kanyon starts ranting to the crowd.

    "You know, for the last two months, I've been holding these "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" Open Challenges, and I've beaten everyone who has answered so far. None of them have proven they are better than Kanyon. Yet, when I ask you fans "Who's Betta Than Kanyon?", you stupid idiots keep replying "Everyone!". You just can't bring yourselves to admit that no one is better than Kanyon. Well I tell you what, if all of you think you're better than Kanyon, then how about I issue this challenge to any of you (*Kanyon points at the crowd*) here in St. Louis, Missouri, and one of you fans can step up and face me."

    The fans start cheering loudly and the majority of the audience raise their hands, wanting to be picked for the challenge. Kanyon starts scouting members of the crowd to see who he should pick.

    Kanyon sees a fat guy in the front row, who's pointing to himself.

    "Not you, fat boy. There's no way you can fit in this ring. How did you even get in the building? Did they put a twinkie on the other side of the door for you or did they use turkey grease to slip you in?"

    Kanyon sees a woman in the second row who has her hand up.

    "Not you, toots. You're a woman. At least, I think you're a woman."

    Kanyon starts noticing more fans with their hands raised and points to them one by one.

    "Too skinny!"

    "Too small!"

    "Too old!"

    "You're a child! Are you even allowed to be in the building at your age?"


    Kanyon continues searching for someone to pick...and finally lays his eyes on someone he thinks is suitable. Kanyon points out to the fan.

    "How about you?"

    The camera gets a shot of the fan, who's acting all excited.

    "Security, let him in the ring."

    At Kanyon's request, the security guards allow the fan to climb over the guardrail and the fan walks up the Steel Steps, getting in the ring with The Innovator Of Offense. Kanyon starts asking the fan questions.

    "What's your name, kid?"

    The fan answers...

    "My name is Matt Sydal, and I'm from right here in St. Louis, Missouri!"

    The crowd pop in response and Sydal has a big smile on his face. Kanyon looks around at the fans, bewildered.

    "Shut the hell up, you morons. No one cares where he's from."

    A cascade of boos descends upon Kanyon.

    "Nevermind these idiots, Matt. Do you accept the "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" Open Challenge?"

    Sydal nods his head, responding...

    "Yeah! Let's do it."

    Kanyon asks for a referee to come out.

    "Alright, get a referee out here, so we can get this started."

    A referee runs out to the ring as Kanyon places his mic down in the corner. Kanyon and Sydal get themselves ready. The referee slides into the ring and Kanyon tells him to call for the bell immediately, which he does.

    Match Two
    "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" Open Challenge
    Kanyon vs. Fan (Matt Sydal)


    The bell sounds and Kanyon hits a FLATLINER on Sydal, putting him away in quick time for the three count.

    Winner: Kanyon (0.04)

    Post-Match: The crowd boo loudly and Kanyon stands to his feet, getting his arm raised by the referee. The referee checks up on Sydal, who's unconscious. Kanyon picks his mic up off the mat and continues where he left off.

    "That was too easy. Get this punk out of the ring, referee."

    The referee and a couple of ringside crew members help get Sydal out of the ring. Kanyon resumes talking.

    "Is that the best you can come up with, St. Louis? No wonder you guys lost to the New Orleans Saints in the Wild Card Playoffs."

    The arena fills up with even louder boos this time. Beating Sydal is one thing but taking a shot at the St. Louis Rams is blasphemy. The crowd soon follow up with chants of "ASSHOLE!" aimed at Kanyon. Kanyon cuts the fans off mid-way through their chanting.

    "See, none of you are better than me."

    Kanyon takes a pause.

    "I'm throwing out another Open Challenge. Is there anybody else that wants to come and accept my challenge?"

    Kanyon looks out at the crowd again, checking to see if anybody else is worthy is taking him up on his challenge. As he continues scanning the audience...

    *Van Daminator*

    He gets interrupted by the music of the Hardcore Champion, Rob Van Dam, startling The Innovator Of Offense. RVD walks out to a big pop from the crowd and slaps hands with the fans on his way down to the ring as Kanyon looks confused in the ring. Mr. Monday Night enters the ring and asks for a mic from Dave Penzer. Van Dam's music cuts off and the Trans World Dome start belting out "R-V-D!" chants. RVD looks around at the crowd, nodding his head in appreciation. Kanyon yells at the crowd to be quiet but they continue chanting RVD's name in unison. They love him. RVD waits for the chants to calm down before he starts talking to Kanyon.

    "Dude, if you're looking for someone that represents the people, you've found your man right here. And I know one guy who is definitely better than Kanyon. His name's...ROB...VAN...DAM!"

    RVD does the shoulder thumb point while saying his name and the crowd do the shoulder thumb point along with him.

    "Kanyon, you call yourself "The Innovator Of Offense". Well, I was in a company called ECW not long ago, being innovative when you were down here in WCW pretending to be a character from Mortal Kombat."

    The crowd "OOH!" at the reference to Kanyon's alter ego, Mortis. RVD continues...

    "You wanna a challenge, Kanyon? I accept your challenge and I'll show how you innovative I can be."

    Kanyon replies...

    "RVD, I don't know what you've been smoking, but it's affecting your brain. So let me get it through your thick skull...No One is Betta Than Kanyon! Especially not you. However, I will agree to face you...if you put that Hardcore Title on the line. I'll not only show that I'm the "Innovator Of Offense", but I'll also prove that I'm more Hardcore than you and your pals in the Bingo Hall will ever be."

    RVD takes a look at the Hardcore Title on his shoulder before he responds to Kanyon.

    "You wanna shot at my Hardcore Title? Okay, I'm cool with it. I just have a favor to ask. PICK A HAND!"

    Van Dam extends both of his hands out in front of Kanyon. Kanyon looks down at RVD's hands, having no idea what RVD means.

    "What?"

    RVD raises his mic up to ask again.

    "Pick A Hand! So we can shake on it."

    RVD extends his hands out to Kanyon again. Kanyon looks at both of RVD's hands...and points to his right hand, going with that hand. Kanyon is expecting a handshake from RVD.

    HOWEVER, RVD SLAPS KANYON ACROSS THE FACE WITH HIS RIGHT HAND, SMACKING THE SHIT OUT OF HIM!

    The crowd pop and Kanyon is taken by surprise. RVD and Kanyon start brawling, throwing their fists at each other back and forth. Van Dam gets the better of Kanyon with his punches and knocks him out of the ring with a Flying Kick. Kanyon gets up to his feet and starts going livid at ringside as RVD waits inside the ring for him, motioning for Kanyon to get back in, so they can have their Hardcore Title match. RVD tells the referee to ring the bell but the official says Kanyon has to be in the ring first for the match to start. Kanyon climbs onto the ring apron, looking like he's about to re-enter the ring to get this improptu Hardcore Title match underway.

    KANYON HAS SECOND THOUGHTS THOUGH AND CLIMBS OFF THE RING APRON, DECIDING TO BACK UP THE AISLE AND WALK AWAY FROM THE RING!

    Massive boos ring throughout the arena for Kanyon as he continues backing up the aisle, choosing not to go ahead with the match right now. Kanyon points at RVD, yelling that he'll face him when he sees fit. The Whole F'N Show smirks back at him and does the "ROB...VAN...DAM!" shoulder thumb point, ready to face The Innovator Of Offense whenever he decides to have the match with him.

    Backstage: Kwee Wee and Paisley are doing a photoshoot for WCW Magazine, posing together. Both of them are wearing pink outfits and have their arms around each other. Shawn Stasiak and Stacy Keibler interrupt the photoshoot, and the photographer stops snapping pictures of Kwee Wee and Paisley.

    Stasiak yells, "What is going on here?"

    The photographer says, "Excuse me, if you don't mind, we're doing a photoshoot here. So we'd appreciate some privacy here."

    Stasiak replies to the photographer, "Yes, we do mind actually. You should be doing this photoshoot with Stacy and I. We're the biggest power couple in this company. No, make that the world in fact cause Hollywood keeps knocking on our door."

    Stacy chimes in, "That's right. So powerful, they call us 'Staciak'.

    Kwee Wee and Paisley scoff at Stasiak and Stacy.

    Kwee Wee responds, "Well listen here "Staciak". You can come up with all these cute little names for yourselves. But you're not the biggest power couple in this company or the world. You're not even the hottest because that would be Paisley and I. We're both pretty. We're both handsome. But more importantly...we don't lose matches in 5 seconds like you, Stasiak.

    Both Kwee Wee and Paisley laugh, reminding Stasiak of his 5 second loss to Rhino last month. The remark sets off Stasiak, who starts attacking Kwee Wee with punches and Stacy attacks Paisley too. Kwee Wee & Paisley fight back against Stasiak & Keibler and the photographer runs off to get help as the two couples fight each other on the set of the photoshoot. Kwee Wee knees Stasiak in the gut and throws him into the paper backdrop, tearing the paper backdrop apart with Stasiak going through it. Meanwhile, Stacy and Paisley roll around on the floor, having a catfight, pulling on each other's hair and clothes. The photographer returns to the set with road agents, who break up the two couples. The two couples scream & shout at each other as they're being held back and the camera returns back to the arena while they're being seperated.

    *Fist Full*

    In-Ring: Terry Funk makes his entrance into the arena. The Hardcore Legend is met with boos from the crowd but Funk doesn't react to the negative reception like he usually does as he's looking down in the dumps on his way to the ring. We're shown still photos of the Texas Tornado Tag Team Match between The Rhodes and Terry Funk & Steve Corino from the Slamboree PPV. The last photo shown is of Corino accidentally getting shot in the face by Funk's fireball, costing them the match. The camera goes back live in the arena and Terry Funk is in the ring pacing up & down with a microphone in his hand, waiting for his music to cut off, so he can start speaking.

    "Right now, I wanna call out Steve Corino to the ring. I have something I want to say to him. So, Corino, please come down, so I can get this off my chest."

    The Funker stares at the entrance, waiting for Corino to come out, who keeps him waiting just a little bit before his music plays on the PA system.

    *The Old School Style*

    The boos start up again for "The King Of Old School" but Corino isn't in the mood to react to the fans either as he keeps his eyes locked on Terry Funk in the ring, feeling pissed off and down in the dumps too. Corino enters the ring and gets handed a mic before he joins Funk in the center of the ring to hear what he has to say. Corino's music cuts off and the crowd boo Corino heavily. Funk waits for the boos to die down, allowing him to talk again.

    "Steve, I called you out here cause I've been trying to phone you all day, but you haven't been taking any of my calls. I just wanted to tell you that I apologize for last night. I own up to it. It was my fault we lost the match. The Fireball was meant for Dusty, not you. Steve, you've been like a son to me these past couple of months. I invited you up to my Double Cross Ranch, something I never do with anybody else involved in this business. We both bonded over our hatred for The Rhodes Family and tried to put them out to pasture. I just know if we get past last night, we can finally succeed in removing The Rhodes Family for good. We'll never have to see and deal with them ever again. I'm sorry, son."

    The crowd boo Funk for issuing an apology to Corino. Corino has his head down, staring at the mat, and Funk talks to him without the mic, still apologizing to Corino, trying to convince him into getting back on the same page with him. Funk waits for Corino to reply. Corino finally looks up at Terry and raises his mic up underneath his mouth to respond.

    "Terry, you're right. It was your fault that we lost last night. It's your fault that The Rhodes Family are still hanging around here. You cost us the match. If there's anybody I thought could get the job done of running The Rhodes Family out of our business permanently, it was you. But clearly I was wrong."

    Funk looks like a sad lost puppy as Corino keeps talking down to him, putting the entire blame on him for losing to The Rhodes at Slamboree.

    "You not only disappointed me, Terry. You also disappointed yourself. Just like Dusty Rhodes, you should've stayed retired. You're nothing but a broken down old has been."

    Funk seems like he may burst into tears any moment now.

    "Oh, and Terry...I'm not your son!"

    CORINO SUDDENLY LAYS OUT FUNK WITH THE OLD SCHOOL KICK!

    Jaws drop everywhere in the crowd and Tony Schiavone yells "WHAT THE?!?!" on commentary, sending shock throughout the arena. Funk is laying on the mat and Corino stares down at him, calling him an "Old bastard". Corino heads outside the ring and grabs two Steel Chairs from the timekeeper's area, bringing the Chairs into the ring. Corino lays one of the Chairs down on the mat and places Terry Funk face-first on top of the Chair. Corino stands besides Funk and looks down at him one more time as Tony Schiavone is begging Corino to stop. Corino raises the other Chair above his head.

    CORINO SMASHES THE CHAIR OVER THE BACK OF TERRY FUNK'S HEAD, GIVING HIM A ONE MAN CON-CHAIR-TO!

    Funk starts shaking like he's having a seizure from the impact of the Con-Chair-To. Corino throws the Chair down at Funk and turns to the crowd, staring at them like a mad man, receiving resounding boos from the thousands in attendance. The fans hold their heads in concern for Funk. Corino gets out of the ring, leaving Funk unconscious, and starts walking to the back with a cold expression on his face, having no mercy, no sympathy, no regrets, nothing for his heinous actions. EMT's run out and tend to Funk in the ring as the show goes to commercial break.

    Commercial Break

    Nitro returns from commercial, replaying Steve Corino turning on Terry Funk a moment ago, giving him an Old School Kick and a Con-Chair-To. Tony Schiavone has nothing but bad words to say about Corino, calling him a "heartless person". Jerry Lawler praises Corino for getting rid of Funk though.

    Match Three
    Sean O' Haire vs. Mike Awesome

    Mike Awesome enters first and we see a clip of him returning at Slamboree, hitting Sean O' Haire in the back with a Chair, helping The Impact Players retain the World Tag Team Titles. Awesome waits in the ring as O' Haire's music plays. As soon as O' Haire steps through the curtains, Awesome climbs out of the ring and both O' Haire & Awesome run towards each other, beginning their match with a brawl in the entrance aisle.

    Both big boys hammer each other with heavy blows. O' Haire starts to gain the momentum and rocks Awesome back with his punches, sending him staggering down the aisle to ringside. O' Haire tries to irish whip Awesome into the Steel Steps but Awesome reverses and sends O' Haire crashing back-first into the Steps. Awesome stomps O' Haire in the mid-section before he drags him off the Steps and rolls him into the ring. Awesome climbs up on the ring apron, waiting for his opponent to stand up. Awesome slings himself over the top rope, ramming into O' Haire with a Slingshot Shoulder Block. Awesome goes for the pin on O' Haire but it only leads to a kickout.

    Awesome picks up O' Haire and whips him to the corner. Awesome charges at O' Haire...but gets a boot to the face. O' Haire rushes out of the corner...only to get caught with an Overhead Belly To Belly Suplex from the Awesome one. Awesome picks up O' Haire and drags him to the corner, placing him on the top turnbuckle. Awesome climbs up on the second turnbuckle, trying to go for a Superplex, but O' Haire punches Awesome in the stomach and face before shoving him off the turnbuckle to the mat. O' Haire stands up on the top turnbuckle and Awesome reaches his feet. Awesome bolts for O' Haire, but O' Haire performs a front flip off the top turnbuckle, landing on his feet behind Awesome. Both men turn around to each other and Awesome races towards O' Haire...getting caught with a Samoan Drop. O' Haire covers him for a pin and Awesome gets his shoulder up at two.

    O' Haire peels Awesome off the mat and irish whips him across the ring...Awesome jumps on the second rope though and connects with a Springboard Back Elbow on O' Haire. O' Haire rolls out underneath the bottom rope to catch a break at ringside. Awesome stands up and takes a look at O' Haire on the outside before he starts running to the ropes, going for an Over The Top Rope Suicide Dive, the very move he injured himself with last month against Chuck Palumbo on Thunder. Before Awesome can fly over the top rope though, O' Haire climbs up on the ring apron in time and stops Awesome with a Forearm Smash to the face, rocking him back into the center of the ring. O' Haire leaps up on the top rope and takes Awesome down with a Springboard Clothesline.

    O' Haire raises Awesome to his feet and scoops him up on his shoulder, looking for a Running Powerslam, but Awesome slips off his shoulder behind him and applies a rear waistlock, driving O' Haire backwards with a Release German Suplex. Awesome makes a pin...O' Haire kicks out before three. O' Haire gets brought to his feet and Awesome tries for an irish whip to the corner...only to be reversed, sending him running to the corner. Before Awesome can connect with the turnbuckles though, he grabs the top rope with both hands and floats over in the air...but O' Haire catches Awesome's legs on his shoulders and plants him down on the mat with an Alabama Slam.

    O' Haire waits in the corner for Awesome to get up. O' Haire goes for a Superkick...Awesome ducks under his leg and kicks O' Haire in the stomach, tucking his head between his legs, setting up for The Awesome Bomb. O' Haire counters with a Back Body Drop though and then heads to the corner, climbing to the top turnbuckle, looking to hit The Seanton Bomb.

    As O' Haire continues making his way to the top....Rick Steiner and Road Warrior Animal run down to the ring to everyone's surprise, wondering what business they have in this match.

    ANIMAL DISTRACTS THE OFFICIAL ON ONE SIDE OF THE RING, DETRACTING HIS ATTENTION WHILE RICK STEINER CLIMBS UP ON THE RING APRON...AND SHOVES SEAN O' HAIRE OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE TO THE MAT!

    Rick climbs off the ring apron before the referee notices him and Mike Awesome rises up off the mat, moving to the corner. Awesome scales up to the top turnbuckle as both Rick Steiner & Animal remain at ringside, watching the action.

    Mike dives off the top turnbuckle, crashing down on O' Haire with the AWESOME SPLASH!

    Awesome hooks O' Haire's leg, scoring the three count, winning his return match.

    Winner: Mike Awesome (6.42)

    Post-Match: The referee raises Mike Awesome's arm in the air and Tony Schiavone questions why Rick Steiner and Road Warrior Animal cost Sean O' Haire the match. Steiner & Animal climb into the ring and Awesome sees them, immediately jumping out of the ring, leaving O' Haire all alone with The Dog Faced Gremlin and The Road Warrior. Animal and Rick start putting the boots to O' Haire as the crowd boo both men. Once they finish stomping him, both Animal and Rick point their thumbs up at each other, signalling for a Doomsday Device. Animal drags O' Haire off the mat and lifts him up on his shoulders while Rick ascends the top turnbuckle. Instead of going for the regular Doomsday Device, Animal turns around with O' Haire sitting on his shoulders, having their backs to Rick Steiner who's perched on top.

    ANIMAL AND RICK HIT THE DOOMSDAY BULLDOG ON O' HAIRE!

    O' Haire is laid out and both Animal & Rick stand over him. Rick bends over and tells O' Haire, "My brother told you this would come back to bite you in the ass...and The Dog Faced Gremlin just bit a big chunk out of your ass.", referring to two weeks ago on Nitro when Scott Steiner asked Sean O' Haire and Chuck Palumbo to be his third man for the 3-on-1 Handicap Gauntlet Match against Giant but they both turned down the offer. Animal & Rick both raise their arms in the air to more boos from the crowd and Rick barks at the top of his voice before him & Animal leave the ring together. The referee checks on O' Haire as the camera cuts to the back.

    Backstage: The Harris Brothers are in the men's locker room, having a conversation with each other. 'Wildcat' Chris Harris walks into the locker room, grabbing The Harris Brothers' attention, and Don starts hazing Chris.

    "Hey, rookie, what are you doing here in the men's locker room? You don't belong here"

    Chris tries to reply back, "Guys, I just..."

    But Ron cuts off the Wildcat, "Don, don't you know who this is? This is the guy that has the same last name as us. Tell him your name, kid."

    Chris says with fear in his voice, "Muh--my name is Chris...Harris!"

    Don responds surprised, "Harris?"

    Ron chimes in, "Boy, you're a disgrace to the "Harris" name. You know that."

    Chris answers, "Please...I don't want any trouble."

    Don cuts him off, "Yeah, well you just found trouble."

    Ron and Don start pounding on Chris, beating him to the ground with ease. Chris is screaming in pain as the twin brothers stomp the shit out of him. Air Raid run into the locker room, hearing Chris' screams, and both AJ Styles & Air Paris try to stop The Harris Brothers, coming to their fellow rookie's defense. But Ron and Don grab AJ and Paris by their throats, shoving them back against the wall, and the two bullies start destroying Air Raid too. Ron tosses Air Paris into a bunch of Chairs while Don drags AJ Styles into the showers and throws him into a shower door, breaking the door down. Don turns on the shower, sprinkling AJ with water. The Harris Brothers laugh at their destruction and high five each other before they exit the locker room, leaving Chris Harris & Air Paris laid out on the floor in the locker room and AJ Styles laying in the showers next to the broken door, getting wet.

    The camera cuts back to the arena on Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler at the commentary desk. Schiavone scolds The Harris Brothers for picking on Chris Harris & Air Raid in the locker room, condeming their bullying behaviour before he changes the topic to Goldberg and Rhino's match at last night's Slamboree PPV. Schiavone and King talk about the controversial Spear/Gore Double Knockout and we're shown a replay/still photo of the finish.

    Match Four
    Rhino vs. Dewayne Bruce

    Once the bell rings, Dewayne rushes towards Rhino, who's coming into the match a little weak from the Spear/Gore last night, and Sarge pummels Rhino in the corner with punches & kicks, trying to weaken him down some more.

    Sarge pulls Rhino out of the corner and whips him across the ring, trying for a Clothesline, but Rhino ducks under his arm and continues running, knocking Sarge down with a mean Lariat.

    Rhino gets Sarge back on his feet and sends him to the corner. Rhino charges forward and nails Dewayne in the mid-section with a Corner Spear. "The Man-Beast" starts manhandling Sarge in the corner with a stiff combo of punches, kicks and knee strikes to the mid-section. Rhino then presses Sarge's neck down on the top rope, choking him on the rope as the referee gives the former ECW Champion until 5 to break. Rhino releases his choke utilizing the first 4 count and pulls Dewayne off the rope. Rhino applies a waistlock, hurling Sarge across the ring with a Belly To Belly Suplex.

    Rhino continues punishing Goldberg's mentor, planting him with a TKO. Rhino covers Sarge but breaks up his own pin at two, pulling Dewayne's head off the mat, deciding he's not done with him yet. Rhino picks Sarge back up to his feet and irish whips him to the ropes, driving Dewayne to the mat with a vicious Spinebuster.

    Rhino goes to the corner and crouches down, screaming at Sarge to get up. Dewayne staggers up to his feet.

    RHINO STORMS OUT OF THE CORNER, CUTTING DEWAYNE IN HALF WITH THE GORE!

    Rhino pins Sarge once again, this time keeping him down for the three.

    Winner: Rhino (1.36)

    Post-Match: The referee tries to hold up Rhino's arm but "The Man-Beast" shrugs his arm away from him, choosing to raise his arms by himself. Rhino puts his arms down and goes back to beat up the Sarge some more, stomping his ass out. The referee screams at Rhino to stop but he just continues dishing out kicks to his body non-stop. Rhino climbs out of the ring and pulls up the ring apron, searching underneath the ring for something. Rhino finds what he's looking for...AND PULLS A TABLE OUT FROM UNDER THE RING!

    We hear a pop from the crowd, who always love to see a Table brought out. Rhino opens the Table legs and picks up the Table, setting it up outside the ring. Rhino slides back into the ring and grabs Dewayne by the hair, dragging the Sarge through the ropes out onto the ring apron. The crowd stand on their feet as they can guess what's coming next. Rhino tucks the Sarge's head between his legs and then lifts him upside down, holding him.

    RHINO PLANTS DEWAYNE OFF THE RING APRON WITH A BRUTAL RHINO DRIVER THROUGH THE TABLE AT RINGSIDE!

    The crowd jump on their feet, going apeshit, and Tony Schiavone is screaming "OH MY GOD!" on commentary over & over. Rhino stands up and beats his chest then raises his arms in the air once again, roaring at the fans, who are roaring back in excitement. The referee jumps out of the ring quickly to check on Sarge. Rhino climbs over the guardrail and starts leaving through the crowd as Goldberg charges down the aisle and checks on his mentor, kneeling besides him. Goldberg screams at the referee to get help for Sarge and the referee makes the "X" signal with his arms, motioning for the EMT's to come out. Goldberg stares at Rhino, who continues backing up in the crowd, staring back at Goldberg. We're taken to multiple replays of the Rhino Driver off the ring apron through the Table. Once the replay finishes, we see EMT's treating Sarge at ringside, who remains unconscious, and Goldberg is still at his trainer's side, concerned for him, asking the paramedics questions. The EMT's strap a neckbrace around Sarge and put him on a gurney before they start wheeling him out. Goldberg walks alongside the gurney with his head down and his eyes on Sarge, looking upset and disappointed.

    Backstage: We cut to the back and see all three members of The Triple Threat in the locker room, watching a tape of them crushing Hugh Morrus' arm in the equipment case last week. Bigelow, Douglas & Candido laugh about what they did and crack jokes about Morrus' broken arm. The Filthy Animals overhear The Triple Threat making fun of Hugh, and Konnan, Misterio & Kidman along with Tygress confront Bigelow, Douglas and Candido, getting in their faces.

    Konnan tells The Triple Threat, "What you all did to Hugh Morrus last week wasn't right. You call yourselves a 'Threat', but I think all three of you are nothing but clowns."

    Konnan stares directly at Bigelow, "And you Bigelow, especially you. You're just a sellout. You're not "The Beast From The East"...you're a Puta."

    Bigelow doesn't take kindly to Konnan's insults, "Listen up, you burrito. You better watch how you talk to me before I eat you alive."

    Douglas chimes in, "Yeah, that's right K-Dawg. Why don't you and your two little chihuahas here, Rey and Kidman, run along and head on back to your kennels. Let us grown folks handle business."

    Candido cuts in, "But you can leave Tygress here with us."

    Candido tries to grab Tygress and Rey Misterio slaps Candido across the face, defending his girlfriend. Both stables break out into a fight. Misterio and Candido fire shots at each other, Kidman and Douglas waffle each other, and Konnan brawls with Bigelow while Tygress stands back watching from the corner. Road agents, referees and security rush into the locker room to break all 6 men apart. Bigelow throws some of the security guards around the room as they try to pull him off Konnan, but there's enough road agents, referees and security to restrain The Beast From The East. The Filthy Animals and The Triple Threat scream & curse at each other both in English and Spanish as they're being held back, trying to break free.

    The camera heads back into the arena for the next scheduled match, which is Vampiro vs. The Demon.

    *Destroyer*

    Vampiro Entrance: Blue lighting fills up the arena and Vampiro is accompanied by Raven. Raven extends his arms out, doing the crucifix pose at the top of the aisle while Vampiro stands next to him, staring at the crowd. Both men begin walking down to the ring side by side as we get shown still photos of Sting vs. Raven at Slamboree and Vampiro returning to help Raven beat him. The camera comes back live in the arena and we see Vampiro & Raven in the ring. Raven is sitting in the corner against the bottom turnbuckle while Vampiro is standing, acting creepy as they wait for The Demon to enter.

    *God Of Thunder*

    The Demon Entrance: The blue lighting turns to red lighting in the arena as "God Of Thunder" by KISS starts blasting out on the PA system. The Demon's casket slowly rises up off the ground in the entrance aisle. As The Demon's casket continues rising to a vertical position, Vampiro climbs out of the ring and lurks up to the casket. Vampiro stops in front of the casket and waits for the lid to open, so he can attack The Demon right away as soon as he steps out from inside his casket.

    THE DEMON'S CASKET LID STARTS TO OPEN UP...

    VAMPIRO'S EXPECTING THE DEMON TO COME OUT ANY SECOND NOW, WAITING FOR HIM...

    THE CASKET LID FULLY OPENS...AND STING POPS OUT FROM THE CASKET INSTEAD OF THE DEMON, NAILING VAMPIRO IN THE GUT WITH HIS BASEBALL BAT!


    The crowd lose it, acting like savages. Sting drills Vampiro in the gut with his Baseball Bat again and Raven runs up the aisle to try & help Vampiro. Sting sees Raven coming and hits him in the gut with the Bat. Sting whacks Raven over the back with his Bat, knocking him down. Sting goes back to hitting Vampiro with the Bat and Vampiro goes staggering down to the ring from the shots with the Baseball Bat. Sting rolls Vampiro into the ring then slides in himself. Sting levels Vampiro in the gut with the Baseball Bat one more time before he whips him to the corner. Sting backs up into the opposite corner from Vampiro.

    STING SPRINTS ACROSS THE RING, CRASHING ONTO VAMPIRO WITH A STINGER SPLASH!

    Vampiro collapses to the mat and Sting picks up both of his legs...

    PUTTING THE SCORPION DEATH LOCK ON VAMPIRO!

    Vampiro is screaming for help. Raven gets back up, rushing to ringside, and grabs both of Vampiro's hands, dragging him underneath the bottom rope out of the ring, forcing Sting to break the Scorpion Death Lock as he's pulled back against the ropes. Raven and Vampiro retreat up the aisle as Sting stares at them from the ring, pointing his Baseball Bat at both men, swearing that it's not over between them as the show heads into the final commercial break.

    Commercial Break

    Back from commercial and we watch a replay of Sting magically appearing from out of The Demon's casket, attacking Vampiro and Raven with his trusty Baseball Bat. Jerry Lawler asks what happened to The Demon and questions if maybe he was in on it with Sting.

    Backstage: World Tag Team Champions, The Impact Players are having a conversation somewhere in the back. Storm and Credible are admiring their belts, gloating about retaining the titles against Sean O' Haire last night at the PPV. The Impact Players get interrupted by KroniK, who defeated The Mamalukes and The Harris Brothers last week to become the new No. 1 Contenders to the Tag Team Titles.

    Brian Adams speaks for both himself and Bryan Clark, "Hey, boys. You make sure you shine those belts up real nice because at The Great American Bash, we're coming to take them from you!"

    Adams and Clark walk away, delivering their short but clear message to Storm and Credible, who look worried now as it suddenly hits them that their next title defense at Great American Bash is against a team more powerful and stronger than O' Haire & Palumbo.

    Match Five
    (Main Event)

    Four Corners Match
    Winner faces Scott Steiner for the World Heavyweight Championship at The Great American Bash
    Diamond Dallas Page vs. Kevin Nash vs. The Total Package vs. Buff Bagwell


    Despite it being every man for himself, The Insiders and Totally Buff start battling each other to open the Four Corners Match. The Insiders get the better of Totally Buff, and Nash sends Luger out of the ring with a Big Boot while DDP Clotheslines Bagwell over the top rope to the outside, leaving DDP and Nash alone in the ring.

    DDP and Kevin Nash stare at each other from across the ring, realizing they're now going to have to fight. Only one man can become the No. 1 Contender. Page and Nash go face to face in the center of the ring and the two partners exchange words before The Insiders explode and start duking it out with punches. The crowd don't know who to root for as they're both huge fan favourites. Nash gains the momentum at first with his power and size. But DDP soon turns the tide against his partner with his quicker pace.

    Totally Buff sneak back in the ring and attack DDP from behind, knocking him down. Bagwell and Luger double team Page before they turn their focus to Big Sexy and start targeting him. The Insiders are down on the mat and Totally Buff are the only two men left standing, receiving boos from the fans as they take a moment to pose for the crowd, flexing their pythons. Totally Buff high five each other. Luger turns his back to Bagwell to pose some more...and Bagwell rolls up Luger from behind with a Schoolboy, turning on him in an instant.

    Luger kicks out before three though and stares at Bagwell from across the ring, surprised by his partner's actions. Luger starts arguing with Bagwell, asking him what he's doing. Bagwell tries to make peace with Luger, trying to convince The Total Package that one of them should win the No. 1 Contendership and it shouldn't matter who, so long as they keep working together. Luger isn't buying it though, continuing to shout at his partner. Bagwell becomes frustrated, realizing he can't get through to his partner, and Buff starts poking Luger in the chest, yelling that he deserves to get a World Title shot more than him. Luger slaps Bagwell's finger away...and Bagwell punches Luger across the face. The Total Package throws a punch back at Bagwell and the crowd cheer as Totally Buff explode now, trading more punches.

    Luger gets the better of Bagwell at first but Buff Daddy later shifts it in his favor. DDP and Kevin Nash recover back to their feet, rejoining the action as the match has now truly become every man for himself with friendships being thrown out of the window.

    Page, Nash, Luger and Bagwell each have their moment to shine with their finishers, coming close to securing three counts and a shot at the World Heavyweight Title.

    Page and Bagwell end up fighting each other outside the ring while Nash and Luger remain brawling in the ring.

    DDP and Buff knock each other down with simultaneous Clotheslines at ringside and both men take their time to get up.

    Buff starts getting up to his feet first, and the fans begin to pop as...

    SCOTT STEINER COMES BOLTING DOWN THE AISLE WITH HIS LEAD PIPE...

    STEINER BLASTS BUFF BAGWELL ACROSS THE BACK WITH THE LEAD PIPE, KNOCKING HIM OUT!


    Steiner sees DDP getting up next.

    STEINER CRACKS DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE IN THE FACE WITH THE LEAD PIPE, KNOCKING HIM OUT!

    Big Poppa Pump slides into the ring with his Pipe as Nash has Luger set up for the Jacknife Powerbomb.

    STEINER KNOCKS OUT KEVIN NASH WITH THE LEAD PIPE!

    BEFORE HAMMERING LEX LUGER OVER THE HEAD WITH THE LEAD PIPE, KNOCKING HIM OUT!


    All 4 men have been taken out with the Lead Pipe and it's hard for anyone to not cheer Steiner for it. Page and Bagwell are laying outside the ring. And Nash and Luger are laying inside the ring.

    The referee starts screaming at Steiner for knocking everyone out...and Big Poppa Pump tries to hit the referee with the Lead Pipe too, but the official quickly bails the ring and escapes to the back before he becomes another victim of the dreaded Lead Pipe.

    With no referee around and none of the four participants conscious, there's no result for this match meaning no No. 1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Title.

    No Contest (9.27)

    Post-Match: Scott Steiner is the only man standing in the ring and the World Heavyweight Champion demands a microphone from outside, threatening Dave Penzer with the Lead Pipe if he doesn't give him one. Penzer holds his microphone out to Big Poppa Pump, who snatches it away from him. Steiner paces around the ring like a maniac on the loose with his Lead Pipe in one hand and the microphone in the other. The champion raises the mic up to his mouth to address everyone in the arena.

    "I don't give a damn what Eric Bischoff wants. I don't give a damn about these 4 bitches that I just laid out. And I don't give a damn what you fans want. I already defended my title twice last month against Ric Flair and last night against The Giant. So there won't be no new No 1. Contender cause I'm not defending my title at all this month. I'm going on vacation. See you punk asses later."

    Steiner drops his mic on the mat and exits the ring, walking out with the Lead Pipe as Tony Schiavone wraps up the show, questioning what's going to happen next without a No. 1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Title and Steiner planning on taking a vacation & not defending the title this month.

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    The Impact Players (Lance Storm and Justin Credible) (c) vs. KroniK (Brian Adams and Bryan Clark)
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    Alright Homie I finally read your ppv and got to say its up there as one of the best.

    :Starting off that was a fun match you know how I feel about the Cruiserweight Tag Titles but it was a good match between four future stars in cruiserweight divsion. I love the spot where rey is in the crowd. The Boogie Knights interfere I wonder if a 3 way ladder match is coming.

    - Meng comes off like the killer he is I love the match I love that they fought all over the arena as well. A toliet! Very unique heck of a spot.

    - i am not sure who jett is but I wasnt excepting him to win against Helms.


    - I love the Raven/Sting backstage promo it was fantastic I love this feud two of them just match well. Vampiro coming in pumps me up too.

    -Jarrett I am not a fine of the match was written well Flair looked good and Jarrett looks strong.

    -Goldberg vs. Rhyno ruled not a fan of Goldberg but this match was brutal I love the ending the gore and spear connection. Rhyno & Goldberg come off strong af.

    -Steiner vs. Giant was alright. Im not sure why but I couldnt get into the match maybe just cause im not sure but it was again well written Steiner winning wasnt what I thought but in the end he is the face of wcw with all the gone.


    Good Show man looking to seeing more from you are a star in the making on btb


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    Quote Originally Posted by OMB View Post
    Alright Homie I finally read your ppv and got to say its up there as one of the best.

    :Starting off that was a fun match you know how I feel about the Cruiserweight Tag Titles but it was a good match between four future stars in cruiserweight divsion. I love the spot where rey is in the crowd. The Boogie Knights interfere I wonder if a 3 way ladder match is coming.

    - Meng comes off like the killer he is I love the match I love that they fought all over the arena as well. A toliet! Very unique heck of a spot.

    - i am not sure who jett is but I wasnt excepting him to win against Helms.


    - I love the Raven/Sting backstage promo it was fantastic I love this feud two of them just match well. Vampiro coming in pumps me up too.

    -Jarrett I am not a fine of the match was written well Flair looked good and Jarrett looks strong.

    -Goldberg vs. Rhyno ruled not a fan of Goldberg but this match was brutal I love the ending the gore and spear connection. Rhyno & Goldberg come off strong af.

    -Steiner vs. Giant was alright. Im not sure why but I couldnt get into the match maybe just cause im not sure but it was again well written Steiner winning wasnt what I thought but in the end he is the face of wcw with all the gone.


    Good Show man looking to seeing more from you are a star in the making on btb
    Ay, thanks for the comments and review. Appreciate it a lot, man. Glad to see you enjoyed the show.
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    May 23rd 2001

    Trans World Dome
    St. Louis, Missouri


    Thunder opens cold with a shot of Shane Helms looking for Jason Jett backstage, trying to get back the Cruiserweight Title that was stolen from him 2 days ago on Nitro. Shane Helms enters the men's locker room, finding his fellow Cruiserweights there, all except Jason Jett. Helms asks the rest of the Cruiserweights if they've seen Jett but they all respond that they haven't. The Cruiserweight Champion leaves the locker room, continuing his hunt for Jason Jett.

    The camera heads right into the arena and the entire audience are on their feet, swarming with excitement as Mike Tenay welcomes us to the show in the background, introducing himself and broadcast partner, Scott Hudson. Tenay and Hudson announce tonight's matches where we'll see Rick Steiner going one-on-one with Sean O' Haire, The Harris Brothers taking on 'Wildcat' Chris Harris and Air Raid in a 2-on-3 Handicap Match, Shawn Stasiak against Kwee Wee, and in the main event Ric Flair will be facing Jamie Knoble.

    Match One
    Rick Steiner vs. Sean O' Haire

    In a change from the norm where the Cruiserweights would kickstart with fast paced smooth action, the night begins with a hard hitting contest between The Dog Faced Gremlin and Sean O' Haire, who's looking to gain payback on Steiner for costing him his match against Mike Awesome on Nitro and attacking him after the match with Road Warrior Animal, getting put down with a Doomsday Bulldog.

    O' Haire and Steiner slug it out in the opening minutes until The Dog Faced Gremlin gains momentum and sends O' Haire to the ropes. Rick attempts a Steinerline but O' Haire ducks under and continues running to the other side of the ring where he bounces off the ropes and takes Rick down with a Jumping Shoulder Block. Rick stands up immediately and throws a punch at his opponent, but O' Haire ducks it and plants Steiner back down on the mat with a Back Suplex. O' Haire hits the ropes for a Running Somersault Senton on Rick before pinning him. Steiner kicks out after two.

    O' Haire picks up Steiner and applies a Muay Thai clinch on him where he drives his knees into the body of The DFG, backing him against the turnbuckles. O' Haire goes for an irish whip to the opposite corner but Steiner reverses, whipping him there. The Dog Faced Gremlin charges at O' Haire but eats a Back Elbow to the face instead. O' Haire races out of the corner towards Rick...but gets caught with a Steinerline, almost taking his head off. Rick barks at the top of his voice before hitting a Belly To Belly Suplex on O' Haire and attempting a pin. O' Haire kicks out before three.

    Rick waits for O' Haire to get up and charges at him...only to get Back Body Dropped over the top rope to the outside. O' Haire climbs out of the ring and drags Rick up off the floor...but gets nailed in the gut with punches. Rick bashes O' Haire's face off the ring apron before planting him on the arena floor with a Double Overhook Suplex, smacking his back hard off the floor mats. O' Haire's grabbing his back in immense pain and Rick scoops him up off the floor, rolling him back in the ring.

    The Dog Faced Gremlin slides into the ring and stays on all fours, waiting for O' Haire to move, before he crawls forward and delivers Junkyard Dog Headbutts to the side of O' Haire's head. Steiner brings O' Haire to his feet and lifts him up on his shoulder for a Canadian Backbreaker, racking him up and down on his shoulder as the referee asks O' Haire if he wants to quit. O' Haire hangs in, refusing to give into the pressure being put on his back. After doing some damage to O' Haire's back, Rick charges forward with O' Haire still on his shoulder and drives him stomach-first on the top turnbuckle with a Cliffhanger. Rick leaves O' Haire laying on the top turnbuckle and climbs up on the second turnbuckle, applying a waistlock on him, setting up for an Avalanche Belly To Belly Suplex. O' Haire fights back with Headbutts to Rick though and shoves The DFG off the second turnbuckle to the mat. O' Haire waits for Steiner to get up before he connects with a Diving Clothesline from the top turnbuckle.

    O' Haire gets out on the ring apron and waits for Rick to reach his feet. O' Haire leaps up on the top rope, jumping off for a Springboard Clothesline...but Rick catches him in mid-air with a mighty Powerslam to the mat, covering him, only to get a nearfall.

    Rick picks up O' Haire and places him on his shoulders in a fireman's carry, looking for The Steiner Driver. O' Haire drives his elbows into the side of Rick's head though and gets out of it, slipping down behind Steiner. O' Haire applies a rear waistlock on Steiner, trying for a German Suplex, but Rick fights it off with Back Elbows to O' Haire, freeing himself from the waistlock. Steiner runs to the ropes...and gets knocked down with a Jumping Spinning Crescent Kick. O' Haire waits for Steiner to rise before scooping him on his shoulders in a fireman's carry and driving him to the mat with The Widow Maker, following up with a pin. Rick gets his shoulder up, almost getting put away for the three.

    O' Haire waits in the corner for Rick to stand up...then lunges at him for a Superkick. Rick catches his foot though and spins O' Haire around, going for a Steinerline...but O' Haire ducks under and lands a Ridge Hand Clothesline on The Dog Faced Gremlin soon as he turns around. The DFG stands up and O' Haire shows his impressive strength, pressing Rick over his head for a Gorilla Press Slam on the mat. O' Haire makes his way to the corner and climbs up to the top turnbuckle, looking to finish it off with The Seanton Bomb.

    O' Haire stands on the top turnbuckle, ready to hit The Seanton Bomb...when Road Warrior Animal comes running out from the back. O' Haire turns his head and sees Animal sprinting down to ringside, abandoning The Seanton Bomb on Rick to hit a Diving Crossbody Plancha to Animal on the outside, making the crowd jump out of their seats.

    Animal has been taken out and O' Haire gets back up to his feet, turning around to slide back in the ring. There he's met with a kick to the gut from Rick Steiner and The DFG picks him up on his shoulders, hitting THE STEINER DRIVER on O' Haire.

    Steiner covers him for the pin, putting him away for three.

    Winner: Rick Steiner (7.36)

    Post-Match: O' Haire took out Animal on the outside with the Crossbody Plancha but it came at a price. The referee raises Rick Steiner's hand and The Dog Faced Gremlin barks in victory at the crowd. The fans boo him back though, disliking the way he picked up the win. Road Warrior Animal joins Rick in the ring and both men bump fists. Animal and Rick start talking to each other before they turn their attention back to O' Haire and start stomping him out just like they did on Nitro. The referee screams at Animal and Rick to stop but Rick scares him out of the ring. Animal and Rick both point their thumbs up at each other, signalling for the Doomsday Bulldog. Rick heads up to the top turnbuckle and Animal pulls O' Haire off the mat, lifting Sean on his shoulders, setting him up. The crowd start to pop though as Chuck Palumbo charges to the ring, fully recovered from his backstage attack at Slamboree. Palumbo slides into the ring and delivers the Jungle Kick to Road Warrior Animal, releasing O' Haire off his shoulders before he becomes a victim of the Doomsday Bulldog again. Rick jumps down from the top turnbuckle and tries to hit a Steinerline on Chuck...but Palumbo ducks and Rick runs into a Superkick from Sean O' Haire, getting taken out aswell. Both Animal & Rick roll out of the ring while O' Haire and Palumbo hug each other, back together again. The crowd cheer the reunited Palumbo & O' Haire and both men eyeball Animal & Rick as they retreat up the aisle to the back, holding their jaws from the Superkicks they took.

    Backstage: The camera cuts away to the back and we see 3 Count in the men's locker room with the rest of the Cruiserweights. The Boogie Knights enter the locker room and confront 3 Count, getting in Evan Karagias and Shannon Moore's faces.

    Disco asks "Guys, what was up with you shoving Alex and I away at Slamboree when we tried to help you?

    Alex adds to Disco's question "What was zat all about? You guyz got a problem wiv uz?"

    Shannon answers, "Yeah, we got a problem. We'd be standing here the new Cruiserweight Tag Team Champions right now if it weren't for you two.

    Evan chimes in, "Both of you cost us the belts.

    Boogie Knights take offense to being blamed and Disco replies "We didn't cost you guys anything. We tried to help you win the belts but you lost because of your own cockup. If you were so good on your own, you wouldn't have needed us out there in the first place."

    Shannon cuts Disco off "Don't forget, Disco, you were the ones that came to Evan & I and proposed this alliance against The Filthy Animals. You promised you'd help us take the Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles away from Rey Misterio and Billy Kidman. Instead you failed to deliver."

    Alex cuts Shannon off now "Hey, don't blame uz. Iz your fault you lost. You'd be ze Cruiserweight Tag Champions if..."

    "Disco hadn't hit me in the face with the damn title"
    yells Evan, finishing off Alex's sentence.

    Disco retorts "That was an accident and if you had a better grip on Billy Kidman, I wouldn't have knocked that stupid look off your face with the belt. But it's a good thing I did cause I see it's made an improvement."

    "Stupid?" questions Shannon. "The only thing stupid around here is the way you fools dance...and the way this Sauerkraut (referring to Alex) talks."

    Alex decks Shannon in the face for the derogatory insult...and Shannon decks him back, leading to both teams getting into a scuffle in the locker room. The other Cruiserweights rush in to break them apart, one half of them seperating Shannon & Alex from each other and the other half pulling Evan & Disco off each other. 3 Count kick away as they're being held back, trying to connect with Alex & Disco. Meanwhile, Boogie Knights scream and curse at Shannon & Evan as they're held back across the room from them, Disco in English and Alex in his native tongue of German.

    The camera returns to the arena and we're shown a clip from Nitro of Shawn Stasiak and Stacy Keibler interrupting Kwee Wee and Paisley in the middle of their photoshoot, breaking out into a fight with them on the set of the photoshoot.

    Match Two
    Kwee Wee (w/ Paisley) vs. Shawn Stasiak (w/ Stacy Keibler)

    Kwee Wee's in his corner, ready and waiting for the match to start. Stasiak on the other hand is taking his opponent lightly and once the bell rings, he calls Stacy Keibler up on the ring apron so he can give her a kiss on the lips.

    KWEE WEE RUSHES OVER AND ROLLS UP STASIAK FROM BEHIND WITH A SCHOOLBOY WHILE HE'S KISSING STACY...

    AND SCORES A QUICK WIN IN FIVE SECONDS!


    Winner: Kwee Wee (0.05)

    Post-Match: Kwee Wee rolls out of the ring instantly and celebrates up the aisle with Paisley as Shawn Stasiak starts going livid in the ring, complaining to the referee that he wasn't ready. The crowd pop for Kwee Wee and Paisley, who are jumping for joy, and Stacy Keibler joins her boyfriend in the ring, shocked by his quick loss more than he is. This is his second time losing a match in just 5 seconds, first to Rhino last month and now against Kwee Wee. This time he only has himself and Stacy to blame seeing as he was more interested in kissing than wrestling. Stasiak is kicking the ropes in anger and Stacy is holding her hair, shaking her head in disappointment while Kwee Wee and Paisley point & laugh at them from the aisle, finding the situation humorous just like everyone else in the arena, getting them back for ruining their photoshoot.

    Backstage: The camera switches to the back where we see The Filthy Animals talking to each other. Shane Helms interrupts The Filthy Animals' conversation and asks Konnan, Misterio, Kidman & Tygress if they've seen Jason Jett anywhere around. They all answer no but K-Dawg tells Helms they'll let him know if they see Jett. Helms thanks The Filthy Animals and walks away to go look elsewhere for Jett. The Filthy Animals go back to having their conversation before they were interrupted. As they continue talking and cracking jokes with each other...

    THE TRIPLE THREAT JUMP KONNAN, MISTERIO AND KIDMAN FROM BEHIND!

    Tygress runs away to find help as Bam Bam Bigelow, Shane Douglas & Chris Candido pound on Konnan, Misterio & Kidman with punches and kicks. Bam Bam Bigelow hurls Konnan into a pile of Steel Poles, knocking K-Dawg down with the Poles. Misterio and Kidman try to fight back but they're outnumbered by the Triple Threat and beaten down. Shane Douglas grabs a Trash Can and hits Konnan on the floor with it while Chris Candido grabs an Equipment Crate and Candido wheels the Equipment Crate forward, hitting Billy Kidman in the side of the head with it. Candido then wheels the Equipment Crate into Rey Misterio, hitting him in the head with it. All 3 members of The Filthy Animals are laying on the floor but The Triple Threat aren't finished with them yet as Candido opens the lid of the Equipment Crate and Bam Bam Bigelow picks Billy Kidman up off the floor, throwing him in the Crate. Bigelow scoops Rey Misterio off the floor next and stuffs him in the Equipment Crate too with Kidman. Candido closes the lid of the Equipment Crate, trapping Misterio and Kidman inside. The Beast From The East wheels the Equipment Crate over to a ledge that's nearby.

    BAM BAM BIGELOW PUSHES THE EQUIPMENT CRATE OFF THE LEDGE WITH KIDMAN AND MISTERIO STILL INSIDE!

    The Equipment Crate crashes down on the floor, landing on its side, taking a small fall off the ledge. The fans can be heard gasping in shock back in the arena and Mike Tenay & Scott Hudson are screaming in the background for someone to check on Misterio & Kidman quickly. The Triple Threat walk away laughing, leaving chaos in their midst again, and Tygress returns to the crime scene with road agents, referees and EMT's. Konnan, Misterio and Kidman are being treated as the show goes into commercial break.

    Commercial Break

    We return from commercial to see a replay of The Triple Threat's sneak attack on The Filthy Animals backstage and Bam Bam Bigelow shoving Rey Misterio & Billy Kidman off a ledge in an Equipment Crate. Mike Tenay gives an update on their condition, informing the viewers that Misterio and Kidman have been left shooken up and feeling spells of dizziness & weakness from falling off the ledge whereas Konnan is okay, taking less damage from the backstage attack but is still being checked on by the medical staff backstage. Scott Hudson says someone needs to put a stop to The Triple Threat, mentioning they've only been back a couple of weeks now but they're already running roughshod all over the place. Hugh Morrus was their first victim last week, being put out with a broken arm, now The Filthy Animals. Tenay says Bam Bam Bigelow rejoined The Triple Threat to find himself again and it seems to be working as "The Beast From The East" has been reawakened inside Bigelow.

    Match Three
    2-on-3 Handicap Match
    The Harris Brothers (Big Ron and Heavy D) vs. Chris Harris and Air Raid (AJ Styles and Air Paris)


    The Wildcat and Air Raid are already in the ring, receiving jobber entrances during the commercial break. We get a replay during The Harris Brothers' entrance, showing the brothers hazing Chris Harris in the locker room on Nitro before destroying him and Air Raid, ending the clip with Don Harris throwing AJ into a shower door and The Harris Bros exiting the locker room, leaving all 3 men laying.

    Chris Harris and Air Raid jump The Harris Brothers from the opening bell, utilizing their numbers advantage to try and put the siblings away early. The Harris Brothers get kicked in the leg by all 3 men and Air Raid hit a Double Dropkick on Ron & Don, failing to knock them off their feet. However, Big Ron and Heavy D outpower the Wildcat, Paris and Styles, shoving all 3 men backwards.

    The Harris Twins charge at their three opponents...but Chris & Air Raid pull the top rope down together causing Ron and Don to fall out of the ring at the same time on their own momentum. Wildcat, Paris and Styles wait for Ron and Don to get up on the outside before Air Paris slings himself over the top rope, going for a Pescado on the brothers...but he gets caught in Ron and Don's arms. The Harris Brothers hold Air Paris in their arms...and AJ Styles charges forward, diving over the top rope, crashing down on Ron and Don outside with a Fosbury Flop, knocking both men and his partner down on the floor at ringside. The crowd pop for AJ, wowed by the Fosbury Flop, and the commentators praise AJ for his athletic ability.

    Chris Harris climbs out of the ring and picks Don Harris off the floor, rolling him back in the ring. Wildcat goes for the pin...but Don pops his shoulder up at two.

    Wildcat raises Heavy D to his feet and attempts an irish whip to the corner but Don reverses, sending Chris running to the turnbuckles. Chris grabs the top rope with both hands though and floats over in the air...only for Don to catch him on his shoulder and drive him to the mat with a Running Powerslam. Don Harris stands back up...and gets hit with a Springboard Forearm from out of nowhere by AJ Styles. Again, Don remains on his feet, staggering around, refusing to get knocked down. AJ gets back up quickly and blasts Don in the face with more forearm shots, trying to put him down. When he sees that doesn't work, AJ runs to the ropes...but gets put down himself with a big Discus Clothesline from Don, making AJ flip upside down, landing on the back of his head. Air Paris climbs onto the ring apron and leaps up on the top rope, trying to go for a springboard maneuver of his own on Don...but Ron Harris reaches up and grabs his foot, yanking Paris down from the top rope to the ringside floor.

    Ron picks up Air Paris and throws him back into the ring before sliding in himself. Ron brings Paris to his feet and lifts him up on his shoulder, elevating him above his head in a crucifix position. Ron spins Paris around in the air like a helicopter rotor before tossing him to the mat with a Whirrlybird. Don Harris picks up Chris Harris and whips him to the ropes, planting him with a Spinning Side Slam, shades of The Big Bossman. AJ Styles gets picked up by Don Harris and Don chucks him into Ron for a Big Boot. Chris Harris and Air Raid were on a roll for a second there but now The Harris Brothers have regained control of the match to the displeasure of the crowd.

    The Harris Brothers decide to finish them off, first picking up Air Paris for a H-BOMB! Then picking up AJ Styles for ANOTHER H-BOMB! And saving Chris Harris for last for the THIRD & FINAL H-BOMB!

    Don pins Chris Harris with one finger on his chest while Ron pins AJ Styles & Air Paris at the same time placing both index fingers on their chest, making it look too easy for them.

    Winners: The Harris Brothers (2.09)

    Backstage: The camera goes to the interview area. Mean Gene is standing with the Hardcore Champion, Rob Van Dam, who receives a loud pop from the fans back in the arena.

    The chants of "R-V-D!" start ringing out in the background as Gene does the introduction, "I'm here with the current reigning Hardcore Champion, Rob Van Dam..."

    RVD cuts Gene off for a second. "No, Gene! That's...ROB...VAN...DAM!!!, doing the shoulder thumb point while belting out his name along with the crowd here in St. Louis. RVD smiles as he gets another pop from the Trans World Dome.

    Gene starts speaking again "Well, alright. As you can hear, you're ever so popular with the fans. And two days ago on Nitro, after Kanyon took on a fan, you came out to accept his "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" Open Challenge. Kanyon agreed to face you, but on the condition that you put your Hardcore Title on the line against him. We never saw that match take place though and things escalated between you two when you asked him to "Pick A Hand!". Tell us, RVD. When will you defend your Hardcore Title against Kanyon? Got a specific time for when you two will meet?"

    Van Dam responds "Gene, I'll leave that up to Kanyon. I've already defended my belt against some of the toughest dudes here in the Hardcore Division. Bam Bam Bigelow, Sandman, Crowbar, even David Flair. So, I'll defend my belt against Kanyon any time anywhere. If Kanyon chooses to face me tonight on Thunder, I'll fight him. If he wants to face me on Nitro next week, I'll do it. Hell, if he wants to fight me out back in the parking lot after the show, I'll be there. They don't call me "Mr. Monday Night", "Mr. Wednesday Night", and "Mr. PPV" for nothing. I'm 'The Whole F'N Show'. Kanyon, I accepted your challenge. Now it's up to you to name the time and place since I slapped your ass silly on Nitro and you walked away from the ring like a chickensh--my bad, Gene. I'll watch my language. Kanyon! "Mr. Innovator Of Offense"! Don't keep me waiting too long cause I'm interested to see if you can innovate your way out of a loss to...ROB...VAN..."

    KANYON CLOBBERS RVD FROM BEHIND, CUTTING HIM OFF BEFORE HE CAN COMPLETE HIS NAME!

    RVD accidentally bumps into Mean Gene as a result, knocking the interviewer down, and goes staggering away from the interview area.

    Kanyon continues pelting RVD with punches and grabs a Plastic Storage Box off a table, hitting RVD in the face with the Box, knocking him down.

    Kanyon yells "What was that, ROB...VAN...DAM?", mocking RVD's shoulder thumb point.

    Kanyon stomps RVD in the head before shouting "Whole F'N Show", huh? All I see is a "Whole Bunch Of Crap". Get up, RVD. Oh wait, you can't...cause you have my foot in your mouth.", and Kanyon stomps RVD in the side of the head again.

    Kanyon drags RVD off the floor and throws him into a Garage Shutter Door, knocking him down again. RVD's on his hands and knees, trying to get back up...but Kanyon kicks him in the stomach, making Van Dam turn on his back, leaving him sprawled underneath the Garage Door. Kanyon goes to the side of the Garage Door, grabbing the chain wheel that raises and lowers the door.

    KANYON PULLS DOWN ON THE CHAIN WHEEL, DROPPING THE GARAGE DOOR UPON RVD'S STOMACH!

    RVD lays trapped beneath the Garage Door, spitting up blood from his mouth, suffering internal bleeding as a result of his stomach being crushed by the Garage Door.

    KANYON PICKS UP A STEEL CHAIR THAT'S NEARBY...AND SMACKS RVD OVER THE FACE WITH IT WHILE HE'S STUCK UNDER THE GARAGE DOOR!

    Kanyon throws the Chair down on the floor and walks away huffing & puffing, leaving RVD barely alive under the Garage Door as the show fades away to a commercial break.

    Commercial Break

    The show returns from commercial, replaying Kanyon's backstage assault on Rob Van Dam during his interview with Mean Gene, ending with Kanyon dropping a Garage Door on RVD's stomach and hitting him over the face with a Steel Chair, resulting in internal bleeding. Scott Hudson says tonight is out of control with Shane Helms looking for Jason Jett, with what The Triple Threat did to The Filthy Animals earlier in the show, and now with what Kanyon just did to RVD a moment ago.

    Backstage: Shane Helms' search for Jason Jett is still going on as we see the Cruiserweight Champion roaming the Hallway, opening doors to random rooms, finding nothing. Helms keeps walking up the Hallway...and finally spots Jason Jett standing by the Water Cooler, holding his Cruiserweight Title while drinking a cup of water. Helms calls out to Jason, startling him...and Jett throws his cup of water at Helms before he starts running up the Hallway with the Cruiserweight Title. Helms chases after Jett, trying to retrieve his belt as the camera returns back to the arena for the main event.

    Before we get to the main event, we're shown still photos of Ric Flair and Jeff Jarrett's Submission Match at Slamboree with Jarrett using Brass Knucks to knock out Flair and "submit" him with the Figure Four Leglock while he's unconscious.

    Match Four
    (Main Event)

    Ric Flair vs. Jamie Knoble (w/ Cash)

    Flair and Knoble circle the ring until Cash gets up on the ring apron, providing a distraction for his partner, allowing Knoble to club Flair from behind. Cash climbs down from the ring apron and Knoble batters Flair in the corner, stomping his mid-section repeatedly and giving him a taste of his own Knife Edge Chops.

    Knoble tries to send Flair to the opposite corner but The Nature Boy reverses the irish whip and Knoble rebounds off the turnbuckles into a Back Body Drop from Flair. Knoble stands to his feet and gets lit up with stinging Knife Edge Chops to the chest. Flair chops Knoble back into the corner, clipping him with more chops. Cash gets up on the ring apron again but this time takes a Knife Edge Chop from Flair, knocking him off the ring apron. Flair goes back to work in the corner, punching Knoble in the face before whipping him to the opposite corner. Flair charges at Knoble...and takes a boot to the face for his efforts, backing him up. Knoble jumps up on the second turnbuckle and goes for a Double Axe Handle...but Flair catches him with an Inverted Atomic Drop and plants Knoble with a Butterfly Suplex. Flair goes for the pin and Knoble kicks out of it.

    Naitch picks up Knoble and Snapmares him over before hitting a Running Jumping Knee Drop out of the corner on Knoble. Flair waits for Knoble to get up and runs to the ropes...only to have his ankle grabbed by Cash from ringside, distracting him once again. Knoble takes advantage and Dropkicks the 16-Time Champ from behind, knocking him out of the ring. Knoble is the one creating a distraction now as he turns the referee's back to Cash and Cash puts the boots to Flair on the outside. Cash stops before the referee turns around and sees him. Cash backs away from Flair, acting all innocent, and Knoble waits for Flair to stand up before he slings himself over the top rope, crashing on top of Flair with a Corkscrew Plancha. Cash and Knoble high five on the outside, celebrating their work, before Jamie peels Flair off the floor and rolls him back in the ring for a pin. Flair raises his shoulder before three.

    Knoble's back on his feet, stomping away at Flair. Knoble moves over to Flair's legs and crosses them together for a Texas Cloverleaf. Flair's wailing, reaching out for the ropes but they're a few feet away from him. The official asks Flair whether he wants to submit or not and Flair shakes his head, saying No. The Nature Boy starts fighting and crawling towards the ropes, dragging Knoble along with him...and Flair gets his hand on the bottom rope, forcing a rope break. The referee pulls Knoble off Flair and argues with him. While they're having a shouting match, Cash interferes again, punching Flair in the face behind the official's back. Knoble drags Flair to his feet and picks him up on his shoulders in a fireman's carry, hitting a Fireman's Carry Double Knee Gutbuster on Naitch. Knoble makes a cover, getting kicked out of at two.

    Knoble gets Flair to his feet and tucks his head between his legs. Knoble double underhooks both arms, going for a Tiger Bomb. But Flair frees his arms and grabs Knoble's legs, tripping him up on his back. Flair holds Knoble's legs in his arms and Catapults him to the corner, smacking his face off the top turnbuckle. Flair gets up and pulls Knoble out of the corner for an irish whip across the ring. Flair throws a chop at Knoble but Jamie ducks and continues running to the other side of the ring, catching Flair with a Leg Lariat. Knoble waits for Flair to get up before driving him across the ring with an Exploder Suplex. Knoble heads to the corner and scales to the top...The Dirtiest Player In The Game shoves the referee into the ropes causing Knoble to lose his balance and drop groin-first on the top turnbuckle.

    Knoble sits on the top turnbuckle with nowhere to go, grimacing in pain. Flair climbs onto the second turnbuckle and Superplexes Knoble off the top turnbuckle to the mat. Both men rest on the mat, sucking wind, and the referee begins counting them out. Flair and Knoble stir half-way through the count and make it back to their feet, beating the 10 count. Knoble goes for a punch but Flair blocks it and punches Knoble back before busting out chops on him. As The Nature Boy continues chopping away at Knoble, Cash slides into the ring and tries to hit a Clothesline on Flair but Naitch ducks under and picks up Cash from behind for an Atomic Drop, sending him bumping head-first into Jamie Knoble for a meeting of the minds, knocking both men down. The referee rolls Cash out of the ring while Flair waits for Jamie to get up. Once Knoble's up, Flair hits a Chop Block to the back of his leg. Flair continues weakening the leg, hitting a Kneebreaker on Knoble and then dropping a few Elbows on his leg.

    Flair stands up, holding onto Jamie's leg, and "WOO's" at the crowd before putting the FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK on Knoble.

    Knoble taps after a few seconds, unable to bear the pain no longer.

    Winner: Ric Flair (7.14)

    Post-Match: The "WOO's" echo around the arena as Flair gets his arm held by the referee, making Knoble and Cash pay for helping Jarrett at Slamboree. The Nature Boy starts strutting around, stylin' and profilin' as only he can. As Flair continues celebrating, belting out more "WOO's" to the fans...

    JEFF JARRETT SLIPS INSIDE THE RING AND STRIKES FLAIR IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD, KNOCKING HIM DOWN!

    The Woo's turn to Boos as Double J kicks Flair on the mat repeatedly. Jarrett screams at his new stooges Cash & Knoble to get up and help him beat down Flair. Flair gets dragged to the corner and triple teamed by Jarrett, Cash and Knoble, taking punches from all three men. Jarrett grabs his Guitar off the mat and goes back over to the corner as Cash and Knoble continue pummeling Flair against the turnbuckles. Jarrett taunts Flair with the Guitar, talking trash to him before he intends to hit him with his equalizer.

    THE ARENA STARTS GOING BALLISTIC...CAUSE THE GIANT STORMS DOWN TO THE RING!

    Jarrett, Cash & Knoble are unaware The Giant is coming for them as they have their backs turned to the entrance, beating Flair in the corner. The Giant climbs up on the ring apron, stepping both legs over the top rope into the ring. Cash and Knoble turn around, finally noticing The Giant, and both men make a beeline for him...getting taken down with ease from a Double Clothesline.

    THE GIANT APPROACHES JARRETT FROM BEHIND AND TURNS HIM AROUND...ONLY TO GET SMASHED IN THE HEAD WITH THE GUITAR!

    GIANT REMAINS STANDING THOUGH, UNFAZED BY THE SHOT, WEARING THE GUITAR AROUND HIS NECK LIKE A CHAIN!


    Jarrett stares in horror as he didn't realize he was hitting The Giant until the last second, thinking it was a referee instead, and Giant absorbing his Guitar shot like it was nothing, just scares him even more. Jarrett holds his hands up to The Giant, apologizing while backing away in fear. Giant just eyeballs him, even more pissed off from getting hit with the Guitar, and attempts to grab Jarrett by the throat. Jarrett jumps out of the ring quickly before Giant can get a hold of his neck and Double J backs up the aisle in a hurry, leaving Cash and Knoble behind in the ring. Giant removes the broken Guitar from around his neck and stares a hole in Jarrett from the ring as The Chosen One flees behind the curtain, afraid for his life, barely escaping the wrath of The Giant. Giant turns around and checks on Ric Flair in the corner, making sure his friend is okay.

    Backstage: The camera cuts to the back in the Parking Lot where we see Jason Jett running to his car with the Cruiserweight Title. Jett opens the car door, climbs into his vehicle, and slams the door shut quickly. Shane Helms finally catches up with Jason Jett in the Parking Lot, but is a little late getting to his car as Jett starts up the engine and speeds off into the night, escaping with Helms' Cruiserweight Title. Helms watches the car drive off, screaming in anger as the show comes to a close, unsuccessful in his attempt to get the Cruiserweight belt back.

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    June 17th 2001

    Baltimore Arena
    Baltimore, Maryland


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



    May 28th 2001

    Kansas Coliseum
    Wichita, Kansas


    Eric Bischoff's Office: We skip the opening video and pyro & fireworks again this week as the show opens on a shot of Eric Bischoff smiling at the camera from his office. The President receives a mixed reaction of boos and cheers from the fans back in the arena.

    "Hello everyone, this is Eric Bischoff. President of WCW speaking. First and foremost, I'd like to welcome all of you to another exciting edition of Nitro. Before we take it to the arena, I want to address what happened last week when Scott Steiner interrupted the Four Corners Match between Kevin Nash, Diamond Dallas Page, Lex Luger and Buff Bagwell to determine who would face him for the World Heavyweight Title at our next PPV, The Great American Bash. I'd like to apologize to Kevin Nash, to DDP, to Lex Luger and to Buff Bagwell for our World Heavyweight Champion's actions. I especially want to apologize to our fans for not crowning a new No. 1 Contender to the World Title. Scott Steiner got on the mic and told all of you he was going to take a vacation from defending his belt. Well guess what, he will have to cancel that vacation. Because Scott is gonna defend the World Heavyweight Title at The Great American Bash whether he likes it or not! And since he took it upon himself to ruin the No. 1 Contender match last week, I've decided to take it upon myself and go find a NEW CHALLENGER for his title. Later tonight, I will announce who will challenge Scott Steiner for the World Heavyweight Title at The Great American Bash! So, don't miss it. Thank you for your attention. Enjoy the rest of the show!"

    Bischoff gives the camera one last smile before we cut away to the arena and see the thousands in attendance on their feet, buzzing for the news they just heard from the President. Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler share the crowd's excitement, hyping up Bischoff's announcement before they start running down the card. We're going to see The Giant take on Cash and Jamie Knoble in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match, Sean O' Haire and Chuck Palumbo face Rick Steiner and Road Warrior Animal in tag team action, Konnan battles Shane Douglas, Brian Adams against Mark Jindrak, Rhino will lock horns with Johnny The Bull, and in the main event Sting will go one-on-one with Reno. All that plus Eric Bischoff's major announcement concerning who will challenge Scott Steiner for the World Title at The Great American Bash. Let's kick it off with the Cruiserweights though.

    Match One
    Jason Jett vs. Yun Yang

    Jason Jett wears the Cruiserweight Title around his waist in his entrance, acting like he's the official champion, and we're shown a clip of Jett attacking Shane Helms after his match last week on Nitro before walking out with the Cruiserweight belt, stealing it from Helms. We then see clips from last week's Thunder of Shane Helms chasing Jason Jett backstage, trying to get back his Cruiserweight Title, only for Jett to make a getaway with the belt in a car at the end of the show.

    The bell rings and both Cruiserweights meet in the middle of the ring for some talk trashing. Well, Jett is doing most of the talk trashing anyway as Yang hardly understands a word of English. Jett flexes his bicep up in Yang's face, oozing cockiness, and Yang just laughs at him in return. Jett shoves Yang back, which Yang easily understands...and Yang rifles off some Forearm shots to Jett's face. Yang irish whips Jett to the corner and Jett rebounds off the turnbuckles into a Japanese Armdrag. Jett gets up quickly and runs into another Japanese Armdrag from Yang. Yang waits for him to stand before he Dropkicks Jett out of the ring. Yang hits the ropes as soon as Jett reaches his feet at ringside and performs a Baseball Slide underneath the bottom rope transitioning into a Headscissors Takedown to Jett on the outside.

    Yang waits for Jett to get up and attempts a Cazadora Bulldog on him but Jett counters with a Wheelbarrow Facebuster to Yang on the arena floor causing Yang to roll around on the floor, holding his face. Yang is stood up and Jett rolls him back in the ring. Jett climbs on the ring apron and slings himself over the top rope into the ring, connecting with the Afterburner on Yang. Jett goes for the pin but it gets broken up at two. Yang is picked back up and Jett attempts a Scoop Slam, Yang drops down behind him though and hits a Calf Kick to the back of Jett's head, dropping him to his hands & knees. Yang rolls up Jett with a La Magistral Cradle but only gets two off of it. Both men get to their feet and Yang blasts Jett with a series of Martial Arts Kicks to his body before knocking him down with a Jumping Spinning Back Kick to the face.

    Yang attempts a Springboard Moonsault off the second rope but Jett rolls out of the way and Yang lands on his feet. Jett rises off the mat, charging at Yang...only to get taken down with a Spinning Leg Sweep from The Jung Dragon. Yang then hits a Standing Shooting Star Press on Jett, hooking his leg for the pin. Jett kicks out at two. Yang pulls Jett up to his feet and sends him to the corner. Yang races forward and delivers a Spinning Wheel Kick to him in the corner, going over the top rope and landing on the ring apron. Jett staggers out of the corner and Yang heads up top, waiting for Jett to turn around before he takes him down with a Missile Dropkick. Yang climbs to the top turnbuckle again, this time with his back turned to Jett, trying to put him away with a Corkscrew Moonsault...but Jett rolls out of the way, making Yang crash & burn on the mat.

    Jett stands up, putting the boots to Yang before picking him up. Jett tucks his head between his legs and hoists Yang up on his shoulders, going for a Powerbomb...but Yang reverses it into a Frankensteiner, the very move that ended Jason Jett's undefeated streak at Slamboree, and Yang covers Jett with a rana pin. Jett kicks out of the Frankensteiner this time though, nearly getting put away for the three again. Jett staggers up to his feet in the corner and Yang charges at him, bouncing off his chest with a backflip. Yang pulls Jett out of the corner and irish whips him across the ring, looking for a Spinning Crescent Kick, but Jett ducks under and hits the Shockwave on Yang. Yang rolls onto his stomach and Jett stands over his back, wrapping his arms and legs up for a Pendulum Swing between his legs. Jett releases the Pendulum Swing after awhile before dropping a Standing Moonsault on Yang's back.

    Jett peels Yang off the mat and puts him down with a Northern Lights Suplex for a pin. Yang pops his shoulder up before three. Yang's raised to his feet and Jason picks him up on his shoulder, setting up for an Air Raid Crash. Yang slips down his back though and rolls up Jett with a Sunset Flip Pin. Jett rolls out of the pin at two. Both men get up and Jett tries to hit a Clothesline on Yang but The Jung Dragon ducks under and hits a Back Suplex on Jett. Yang ascends the top turnbuckle with his back turned to Jett, setting up for Yang Time. But Jett springs up to his feet quickly and trips Yang up, making him drop groin-first on the top turnbuckle. Jason gets back to back with Yang and grabs Yang's arms in a crucifix position. Jett pulls Yang off the top turnbuckle by his arms and runs to the opposite corner, hurling Yang back-first into the turnbuckles with a Running Crucifix Powerbomb.

    Jason gets up and showboats to the crowd, earning boos from the fans before he charges at Yang in the corner....eating a boot to the face, making him twist around. Yang sets up for a Tarantula on Jett but Jason blocks the attempt and pulls Yang off the ropes, holding him upside down on his back. Jett drives Yang on the mat with a Cradle Belly To Back Piledriver, covering him for a pin. Yang manages to kick out before three, surprising Jett. Jett looks up at the referee, slapping his hands, motioning for him to speed up his count next time. Jett waits for Yang to reach his feet and bolts towards him. Yang sidesteps and throws Jett over the top rope to the outside. Yang tries to exit the ring, so he can go after Jett but the referee holds Yang back in the ring. Yang argues with the referee, allowing Jett to sneak over to the timekeeper's desk and grab the Cruiserweight Title.

    YANG PUSHES THE REFEREE OUT OF THE WAY AND REACHES OUT THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPES TO GRAB JETT...

    JETT TURNS AROUND AND HITS YANG IN THE HEAD WITH THE CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE, KNOCKING YANG BACK!


    Jett drops the Cruiserweight belt on the floor outside before the referee turns around and notices. Jett slides into the ring, bringing Yang's carcass off the mat, and finishes him off with THE CRASH LANDING!

    The belt shot and Crash Landing is good for the three

    Winner: Jason Jett (6.30)

    Post-Match: The referee raises up Jett's arm to boos from the crowd. Jett orders a ringside crew member to hand him "his" Cruiserweight Title. The crew member picks the strap up off the floor, passing it along to Jett in the ring. Jett holds the title up in the air, receiving even louder boos from the audience, and Jett winks at the camera arrogantly, still pretending he's the Cruiserweight Champion. Jett heads to the corner and gets up on the second turnbuckle. While he continues celebrating with the Cruiserweight Title, the actual Cruiserweight Champion, Shane Helms comes sprinting down to the ring, getting cheers from the fans. Jett is unaware, still posing on the second turnbuckle, thinking the cheers are for him. Helms slides into the ring just as Jett climbs off the second turnbuckle and Jett turns around, getting tackled to the mat by "Sugar" Shane. Helms punches Jett in the face over and over, unleashing all his intensity and rage on him. Shane gets off Jett and stomps the hell out of him. The referee tries to stop Helms but the Cruiserweight Champion shoves him down to the mat. Shane turns his head and sees his Cruiserweight Title laying on the mat. Helms bends over to pick up the belt...BUT JETT LOW BLOWS HELMS FROM BEHIND! Helms falls to the mat, clutching his balls, and Jett picks himself up off the mat. Jett grabs Helms, pulling him to his feet, and throws him out onto the ring apron through the middle ropes. Jett climbs out onto the ring apron and drags Helms to his feet.

    JETT PLANTS HELMS OFF THE RING APRON WITH THE CRASH LANDING TO THE ARENA FLOOR!

    Helms crashes back-first on the floor mat with a loud smack, taking a sick landing, making the crowd cringe in response. Tony Schiavone expresses horror, shouting that Shane Helms could have a broken back from taking the Crash Landing off the ring apron. Jett stares down at Helms from the ring apron with a furious expression all over his face. Helms can't even move or scream on the arena floor, the pain is too much for him as he lays there. Schiavone yells for some help out here for Helms. Jason Jett climbs back through the ropes and grabs the Cruiserweight Title off the mat, getting out of the ring with the belt. Jett stands in front of Helms, raising the Cruiserweight Title over his fallen body. The referee quickly jumps out of the ring and screams at Jett to leave before kneeling besides Helms, checking up on him. The EMT's come to ringside to treat Helms and Jett slowly backs up the aisle with the Cruiserweight Title, still eyeballing Helms as he leaves with the belt in his possession once again.

    Backstage: Terry Funk is shown pacing about like a madman in the Parking Lot with a Barbed Wire Baseball Bat in his hand. Doug Dellinger shows up in the Parking Lot to talk to Terry.

    "Terry! Terry! What are you doing out here in the Parking Lot?"

    Terry responds, "Back off, Doug. I'm waiting for Steve Corino to arrive. And as soon as that son of a bitch shows up, I'm gonna shove this Barb Wire Baseball Bat right up his scrawny ass."

    Funk stares at his Barbed Wire Baseball Bat sadistically and the crowd cheer his evil intentions back in the arena.

    Match Two
    Chuck Palumbo and Sean O' Haire vs. Rick Steiner and Road Warrior Animal

    We see footage from last week's Thunder during Rick Steiner & Road Warrior Animal's entrance, showing Chuck Palumbo returning to help his partner fend off Steiner and Animal after O' Haire's loss to The Dog Faced Gremlin.

    Chuck Palumbo and Road Warrior Animal begin the match for their teams, trading bombs with each other. The younger star gains the advantage over the veteran with his speed plus power. Palumbo drives Animal to the mat with The Chuck Deluxe before tagging out to Sean O' Haire, who continues the momentum for his team. A distraction from Rick Steiner allows Animal to turn the tables on O' Haire, switching the momentum to his side. Animal tags in Rick Steiner, who takes down O' Haire with a pair of Steinerlines before hitting those world famous Suplexes on him.

    Rick tries to put O' Haire away with The Steiner Driver but O' Haire slips out of it and counters with a Release German Suplex. O' Haire starts giving The Dog Faced Gremlin a taste of his own Suplexes and then gives him a Rolling Fireman's Carry Slam, going for a cover right after. But the pin gets broken up by Animal, saving The DFG. O' Haire tags out to Chuck Palumbo, picking up where O' Haire left off with more Chuck Deluxes on Steiner. Palumbo makes the mistake of running to the ropes as Road Warrior Animal grabs the back of Palumbo's hair from the ring apron, driving him to the mat. And so begins the neutralization of Chuck Palumbo as he's kept in the ring for a long time by the tag team veterans, breaking down Palumbo bit by bit.

    Steiner and Animal tag in and out, preventing Palumbo from making a tag to O' Haire. Animal sets Palumbo on the top turnbuckle and tries to go for a Superplex but Palumbo shoves him off the second turnbuckle to the mat and knocks Animal down with a Diving Shoulder Block. Palumbo slowly crawls to his partner, trying to make a tag, but Rick Steiner charges in and hits an Elbow Drop across Palumbo's back, stopping him in his tracks. O' Haire climbs through the ropes, trying to get his hands on Rick, but the official holds O' Haire back in his corner, arguing with him, and Rick & Animal take advantage, double teaming Palumbo behind the ref's back. Animal claps his own hand and gets out on the ring apron, making the ref think he made a tag as The DFG stays in the ring. O' Haire gets back out on the ring apron before he's counted out by the referee.

    Steiner dishes out more damage on Palumbo using Steinerlines and Suplexes before tagging Animal back in, who looks to end it with a Scoop Powerslam on Palumbo. Animal follows up with a pin but O' Haire runs in to break it up, saving his partner from three. Animal tags out and Steiner continues fighting Palumbo until both men accidentally butt heads, knocking each other to the mat. Steiner and Palumbo slowly crawl to their corners as their partners have their hands extended out. Steiner makes a tag to Animal first before Palumbo finally tags in O' Haire. O' Haire and Animal rush into the ring at the same time and O' Haire cleans his clock. Rick jumps O' Haire from behind, knocking him down. Palumbo recovers, taking Rick down with a Jumping Lariat. Then a Jumping Lariat for Animal.

    Palumbo Clotheslines Animal out of the ring and turns around, waiting for Rick to get up. Palumbo goes for The Jungle Kick but Rick moves out of the way and Palumbo nearly connects with his partner, stopping himself just in time. Rick shoves Palumbo from behind into O' Haire, knocking both of them down. Rick scales up to the top turnbuckle, waiting for O' Haire or Palumbo to get up. O' Haire gets up to his feet first.

    RICK GOES FOR THE DIVING BULLDOG FROM THE TOP TURNBUCKLE...BUT O' HAIRE CATCHES HIM WITH A SUPERKICK TO THE FACE!

    ANIMAL SLIDES INTO THE RING...BUT IS MET WITH THE JUNGLE KICK FROM PALUMBO!


    Both Animal and Rick are down. Animal is the legal man and O' Haire makes his way up to the top turnbuckle, hitting THE SEANTON BOMB ON ANIMAL!

    O' Haire covers Animal, picking up the three, getting payback for last week.

    Winners: Chuck Palumbo and Sean O' Haire (5.25)

    Backstage: We see Kwee Wee and Paisley sitting at the Makeup Table, treating themselves to a makeover. The makeup artists are working on their face while Kwee Wee and Paisley sit back, laughing about Kwee Wee's 5 second victory over Shawn Stasiak last week on Thunder. The flamboyant couple request more powder on their face...and both Kwee Wee and Paisley get attacked from behind by Shawn Stasiak and Stacy Keibler, knocking them out of their chairs. Stasiak and Keibler scare the makeup artists off. Stasiak continues putting the boots to Kwee Wee on the floor and Stacy picks up Paisley, bashing her face off the table.

    Stacy grabs the Powder off the table and yells "You want more powder? Here's some more powder." before pouring the Powder all over Kwee Wee and Paisley.

    Stasiak picks up red Lipstick from the table and gets on top of Kwee Wee, screaming "How about some lipstick too?"

    Stasiak rubs the Lipstick all over Kwee Wee's face, making a huge red mess. Stasiak then hands the Lipstick over to Stacy, who rubs it all over Paisley's face.

    Once they're done humiliating them, Stacy throws the Lipstick down at Paisley and says "Now that's an improvement!" before her and Stasiak walk off, leaving Kwee Wee and Paisley groaning in pain on the floor, covered in white Powder and red Lipstick, almost looking like The Joker and Harley Quinn.

    *Kanyon Theme*

    In-Ring: We return to the arena to hear "WHO BETTA THAN KANYON?" on the PA system, signalling the arrival of The Innovator Of Offense. As Kanyon makes his entrance to the ring, we're shown a replay of his backstage attack on Rob Van Dam last week on Thunder, dropping a Garage Shutter Door on his stomach, leaving him with internal bleeding as blood pours of his mouth. The camera comes back live and Kanyon's in the ring with a microphone in his hand, ready to speak his mind.

    "WHO BETTA THAN...

    You know what I'm not even gonna bother this week!"


    Kanyon pauses and the camera captures the reaction of the fans, who look a bit surprised and confused.

    "If that footage you just saw doesn't prove I'm better than everybody, then I don't know what will. RVD came out here last week to accept my challenge, he told all of you that he was better than me, and thought he could get away with slapping me across the face. But he was wrong. Nobody gets away with punking me. I punk them right back and do it 10 times worse. You won't be seeing "Mr. Monday Night" tonight. He's a little too busy spitting up blood after I parked him under that Garage Door last week and smacked him over his face with that Steel Chair. Now that's Hardcore, baby! RVD, I told you I would face you if you put your Hardcore Title on the line. You said you would leave the time and place up to me to decide. Well, I've decided the time and the place. The Great American Bash! I couldn't think of a more perfect place than to get Hardcore in Baltimore. And oh what a bash it will be when I defeat you for the title. In fact, RVD, you and all these people can start referring to me as "The Hardcore MVP" from now on. I'm gonna take this Hardcore Division up a notch. To the next level. But in preparation for my upcoming Hardcore Title match at The Great American Bash, what I'm gonna do is spice up this "Who Betta Than Kanyon" Open Challenge just a little bit. I'm not gonna throw out any Open Challenge. I'm throwing out a Hardcore Challenge. I'm turning this...into the "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" Hardcore Open Challenge. So, who will be the first challenger in the "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" Hardcore Open Challenge? Come on out."

    Kanyon takes off his entrance vest and waits. A bit of time passes and still no one comes out.

    "Is there any takers? I don't blame you for being scared of "The Hardcore MVP", but get out and take your beating like a man."

    Kanyon continues waiting...until finally someone's music hits.

    *Crowbar Theme*

    It's Crowbar, who's accompanied by Daffney. Kanyon puts his mic down and waits for the wacky couple to hit the ring. Crowbar enters the ring, wielding his trusty Pipe, and Daffney stands at ringside, screaming and cheerleading her man on, getting this thing underway.

    Match Three
    "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" Hardcore Open Challenge
    Kanyon vs. Crowbar (w/ Daffney)


    Crowbar takes a swing at Kanyon with his Pipe but "The Innovator Of Offense" ducks. Crowbar tries to hit Kanyon with his Pipe again but Kanyon jumps out of the ring quickly this time and starts running around the ring with Crowbar giving him chase. Kanyon grabs Daffney and places her in front of him as a shield, making Crowbar hesitate to hit him with the Pipe. Daffney yells at Crowbar to hit Kanyon with the Pipe anyway, unconcerned about her own safety since she's nuts. Kanyon throws Daffney into Crowbar though and decks him in the face as he holds Daffney, knocking Crowbar down. Daffney screams at Kanyon for using her as a shield and Kanyon tells her to shut up. Kanyon picks Crowbar off the floor and sends him crashing into the Steel Steps. Kanyon stomps Crowbar in the mid-section against the Steps before he pulls him off the Steps and rolls the madman back inside the ring.

    Kanyon pulls up the ring apron and searches underneath the ring for weapons, getting his hands on a Trash Can and a Broom, throwing them into the ring. Kanyon grabs a Steel Chair from under the ring before he slides into the ring with it, only to get the Chair Dropkicked back in his face by Crowbar. Crowbar picks up the Chair, placing it on top of Kanyon's body. Crowbar climbs out onto the ring apron and slings himself over the top rope, hitting a Hilo to the Chair on Kanyon, sacrificing his own back and hurting himself just as much as he does Kanyon. Crowbar removes the Chair off Kanyon and slides on top of him for a pin. Kanyon gets the shoulder up before three.

    Crowbar slides out of the ring and gets a Stop Sign from underneath the ring before he climbs onto the ring apron with the weapon. Kanyon springs up to his feet though and charges forward, knocking Crowbar off the ring apron face-first onto Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler's commentary desk. Kanyon exits the ring and scoops Crowbar off the floor. Schiavone and King move out of the way as Kanyon lifts Crowbar up in the air for a Front Suplex on the commentary desk, dropping him gut-first on the edge of the desk. Kanyon pins Crowbar on the arena floor and Daffney breaks up the pin, grabbing a handful of Kanyon's hair, pulling him off Crowbar. Kanyon chases Daffney around the ring and the distraction allows Crowbar enough time to recover, who picks up the Stop Sign off the floor and smacks Kanyon in the head with it as he comes running towards him while still chasing Daffney.

    Crowbar picks Kanyon up and throws him back in the ring, following him in. Crowbar grabs the Trash Can off the mat and waits for Kanyon to get up before he places the Trash Can over Kanyon's head and upper body. Crowbar makes his way up to the top turnbuckle while Kanyon stands with the Trash Can covering the upper half of his body. Crowbar hits a Spinning Wheel Kick off the top turnbuckle to the Trash Can with Kanyon inside, knocking "The Innovator Of Offense" down. Crowbar takes the Trash Can off Kanyon's upper body and covers him for a pin. Kanyon kicks out at two. Crowbar lifts Kanyon off the mat and grills him in the face with punches before he jumps up on Kanyon's shoulders, looking for a Hurricarana. But Kanyon counters with a Powerbomb onto the Trash Can, squashing the Trash Can underneath Crowbar's back.

    Kanyon picks up the Broom, waiting for Crowbar to get to his feet. Kanyon rams the top end of the Broom into Crowbar's stomach, making him hunch over, grabbing his stomach. Kanyon then whacks Crowbar across the back with the Broom, dropping him on all fours. Kanyon drags Crowbar up by his hair and tucks the Broom underneath Crowbar's crotch, using the Broom to toss Crowbar up and over for a T-Bone Suplex. Kanyon goes for the pin on Crowbar, leading to a kickout. Kanyon heads up to the top turnbuckle and attempts a Diving Headbutt on Crowbar, but Crowbar grabs the Chair laying next to him and holds it up in the air as Kanyon comes crashing down, and Kanyon connects with the Chair face-first. Kanyon squirms around on the mat, holding his face. Kanyon rolls out underneath the bottom rope, still in pain. Crowbar stands back up and runs to the ropes, shooting through the middle ropes for a Suicide Dive to Kanyon outside.

    Kanyon is brung to his feet and Crowbar tries to irish whip him into the guardrail but "The Hardcore MVP" reverses and whips Crowbar back-first into the guardrail. Kanyon comes charging at Crowbar, but Crowbar Drop Toe Holds Kanyon face-first on top of the guardrail. Crowbar gets Kanyon up and lands a punch on his face that sends Kanyon staggering up the aisle. Crowbar continues throwing punches at Kanyon in the aisle and Kanyon starts fighting back with his own punches. Both men go brawling up the aisle onto the stage with Daffney and the referee following them. Kanyon and Crowbar disappear behind the curtains, fighting all the way to the back. The arena waits for a camera to pick up the action backstage, leaving the crowd anxiously waiting and booing for a bit of time.

    A cameraman finally picks up the action backstage where we see Kanyon and Crowbar slugging it out. Crowbar gets the better of Kanyon with his punches and grabs a Ice Cooler Box off the floor, hitting Kanyon in the face with it. Crowbar kicks Kanyon in the stomach and bashes his face off a nearby Table. Crowbar turns Kanyon around and tries to irish whip him into a Vending Machine but Kanyon reverses, hurling Crowbar into the Vending Machine instead, knocking him down.

    Kanyon picks up Crowbar in front of the Vending Machine and sets him up for the Flatliner.

    KANYON FLATLINERS CROWBAR FACE-FIRST INTO THE VENDING MACHINE!

    Crowbar collapses on the floor and Kanyon drops down on top of him for a pin, getting the 1-2-3.

    Winner: Kanyon (7.41)

    Post-Match: Kanyon's hand is raised by the referee and Daffney flips in response to Crowbar's loss. Kanyon screams he's "The Hardcore MVP" at the top of his voice before leaving the backstage area and the referee & Daffney tend to Crowbar on the floor as the show cuts to commercial break.

    Commercial Break

    The show returns from commercial, replaying Kanyon's win over Crowbar in the "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" Hardcore Open Challenge. Jerry Lawler praises Kanyon, agreeing that he could be as he calls himself "The Hardcore MVP" of the Hardcore Division.

    Match Four
    Brian Adams vs. Mark Jindrak

    Adams and Jindrak begin the match trading punches back and forth. Adams gets the better of Jindrak in the exchange and hits the ropes, looking for a Clothesline, but Jindrak ducks under and catches Adams with a Neckbreaker. Jindrak goes for a quick pin, trying to end it early but Adams kicks out. Jindrak climbs out on the ring apron, waiting for Adams to get up. Jindrak leaps up on the top rope, going for a springboard maneuver, but Adams catches him by the neck, setting up for a Chokeslam. Jindrak kicks Adams in the stomach though, escaping the Chokeslam. Jindrak runs to the ropes but gets derailed by a Big Boot from Adams.

    Adams picks up Jindrak and whips him to the ropes, putting Jindrak down with a Tilt-A-Whirl Backbreaker. Adams attempts a pin, getting kicked out of at two. Adams stands up and hits a Running Leg Drop on Jindrak. Adams drags Jindrak up off the mat but gets nailed in the gut with punches. Jindrak tries to Suplex Brian, but Adams puts on the brakes and lifts Jindrak up in the air instead for a Delayed Vertical Suplex. Jindrak is pulled up to his feet and Adams sends him to the ropes, bending over for a Back Body Drop. Jindrak telegraphs it though and kicks Adams in the face, making him whip up straight. Jindrak turns around and charges to the ropes, jumping on the second rope for a Springboard Back Elbow, but Adams catches him from behind and drives Jindrak to the mat with a Full Nelson Slam. Brian makes a pin and Jindrak gets his shoulder up.

    Brian raises Jindrak off the mat and irish whips him to the corner. The former Crush charges at Jindrak but eats a boot to the face. Jindrak jolts out of the corner but gets lifted up in the air over Brian's head and Adams drops Jindrak down on his knee with a Military Press Gutbuster.

    Adams climbs the top turnbuckle and waits for Jindrak to stand up before taking him down with a DIVING CLOTHESLINE!

    Adams hooks Jindrak's leg, scoring the three.

    Winner: Brian Adams (2.23)

    Post-Match: Adams gets his arm held by the referee, being declared the victor. Adams stares at the hard camera and sends a message to The Impact Players, motioning that KroniK will be wearing the World Tag Team Titles around their waist soon. As Adams continues staring into the hard camera...The Impact Players and Mike Awesome slide into the ring from out of nowhere and all 3 men ambush Brian Adams from behind. Lance Storm, Justin Credible and Mike Awesome triple team Adams with punches and kicks. Adams tries defending himself against the trio. Bryan Clark rushes down the entrance to help his partner. Clark slides into the ring and takes it to Awesome, Credible & Storm, punching each of them one at a time. Adams joins in and both KroniK members send Credible and Storm out of the ring with a pair of Clotheslines. Mike Awesome is the only one left standing against KroniK in the ring. KroniK knock Awesome down with a Double Clothesline before they stand him up.

    KRONIK SET AWESOME UP FOR HIGH TIMES...

    STORM AND CREDIBLE SLIDE BACK INTO THE RING WITH A COUPLE OF SINGAPORE CANES...

    THE IMPACT PLAYERS NAIL ADAMS AND CLARK ACROSS THEIR BACK WITH THE SINGAPORE CANES...

    BUT ADAMS AND CLARK HARDLY FEEL THE SHOTS, NO SELLING THEM!


    KroniK release Mike Awesome and turn around, even more fired up. The Impact Players bail the ring in a hurry with their weapons and so does Mike Awesome. Storm, Credible and Awesome back up the aisle together, staring in disbelief as their Singapore Canes had no effect on Adams and Clark. KroniK stare down The Impact Players from the ring, pointing and screaming that their day of reckoning is coming, June 17th at The Great American Bash.

    Backstage: We head to the men's locker room where most of the Cruiserweight Division are hanging out. The Harris Brothers are also present in the locker room, watching all the Cruiserweights standing around, having a conversation with each other.

    Don Harris calls out loudly to his brother, so the stars of the Cruiserweight Division can hear him, "Hey, Ron, look at this. It's a circus up in here...cause all I see standing around are a bunch of midgets and dwarfs. Where have all the real men gone?"

    The Cruiserweight Division stop talking amongst each other and go quiet, staring at The Harris Brothers as Ron cuts in to comment, addressing the Cruiserweights directly, "Why don't all you boys head on back to the playground. This is a big man's game. It's not a place for children."

    Two of the Cruiserweights currently in the locker room, Scotty O and Cassidy O' Reilly confront The Harris Brothers, deciding to stand up for their division.

    Cassidy speaks up, "You guys got a problem with our division or something? You've been picking on us since last week. You beat the hell out of Chris Harris, AJ Styles and Air Paris. Wasn't that enough for you guys? Do us "little guys" freak you out? Or are you jealous that the Cruiserweights show up you two boneheads in the ring each and every week?"

    Ron and Don grab Scotty and Cassidy by their necks, throttling them. While it was brave of Cassidy and Scotty to defend their division, it was a stupid move to call The Harris Brothers "boneheads". The rest of the Cruiserweights scream at Ron and Don to let Cassidy and Scotty go, but The Harris Twins keep on squeezing their necks, dropping both of them to their knees. The Harris Brothers suddenly get interrupted by shouting coming from behind them.

    "HEY!!!"

    The Harris Brothers release their choke on Scotty & Cassidy, leaving them coughing and gasping for air on the floor. The Harris Brothers turn around...and see The Insiders standing in front of them, who have just entered the locker room. The voice they just heard was DDP's.

    "Why don't you two bozos pick on someone your own size...like Kev and I." continues DDP.

    The Harris Brothers laugh at The Insiders for sticking up for the smaller guys before they take DDP's advice and throw punches at both Page and Kevin Nash. DDP and Nash fire punches back at Ron and Don Harris, sparking a locker room brawl between The Insiders and The Harris Brothers. The other Cruiserweights help Scotty O and Cassidy Reilly off the floor as DDP goes at it with Ron Harris and Kevin Nash goes at it with Don Harris. Numerous fists fly back and forth between both teams, and a brigade of referees & road agents interrupt to put a stop to all the madness, breaking The Insiders and Harris Brothers apart. DDP & Nash and Ron & Don are held back across the room from each other, screaming and cursing like sailors as the camera returns back to the arena.

    We're shown a replay from last week's Thunder of The Triple Threat attacking The Filthy Animals backstage and then Bam Bam Bigelow pushing an Equipment Crate off a Ledge with Rey Misterio and Billy Kidman inside. Tony Schiavone informs the viewers that Rey Misterio and Billy Kidman are not here tonight, still recuperating from their fall off the Ledge.

    Match Five
    Konnan (w/ Tygress) vs. Shane Douglas

    Konnan wastes no time coming down to the ring, in no mood to play up to the fans like he normally does, and starts going mental on The Franchise as soon as he enters the ring, seeking revenge for Misterio and Kidman. Konnan tees off on Douglas in the corner, refusing to stop, and the referee tries to step in & break K-Dawg off Douglas. Konnan shoves the referee out of the way...and turns around into an eye poke from Douglas. The Franchise blasts K-Dawg with punches to the face before whipping him across the ring. Douglas tries to hit a Back Elbow but Konnan ducks under and continues running to the ropes, taking Shane down with a Rolling Thunder Clothesline. Douglas rolls out of the ring, trying to escape from Konnan, but K-Dawg follows him out and bashes Douglas' face off the Steel Steps. Konnan rolls Douglas back in the ring and gets up on the ring apron. Konnan climbs through the ropes and Douglas pops up to his feet quickly, kicking the second rope underneath Konnan's groin.

    Konnan falls into the ring, holding his groin. Douglas goes for the cover but K-Dawg grabs the bottom rope, breaking up the pin. Douglas stands up and puts the boots to Konnan before picking him up and hitting a Slingshot Suplex on him. Douglas perches himself on the top turnbuckle, waiting for Konnan to get up, and hits a Double Axe Handle on him. Douglas mocks Konnan, shouting "ORALE!" at the crowd, making the fans burst into boos. Douglas laughs at the fans and taunts Tygress at ringside before he turns around and gets popped in the face by Konnan. K-Dawg irish whips him to the other side of the ring and catches Douglas coming off the ropes with an Overhead Belly To Belly Suplex. Douglas staggers up to his feet in the corner and Konnan climbs on the second turnbuckle, delivering 10 Corner Punches to Douglas' face. Konnan steps down from the second turnbuckle after the last punch and Douglas stumbles out of the corner into a DDT. Konnan pins Douglas but The Franchise gets out before three.

    Konnan drags Douglas off the mat and goes for an irish whip but Douglas reverses, sending K-Dawg to the ropes. The Franchise connects with a Jumping High Knee to Konnan's face, dropping him. Shane picks Konnan up, only to put him back down with a Back Suplex. Konnan rolls over on his stomach and Douglas hits a Reverse Neck Snap from out of the corner before applying a Camel Clutch on K-Dawg. Konnan struggles with finding a way out and Tygress bangs on the mat, trying to pull Konnan through the submission. Tygress begins a clap for Konnan on the outside, encouraging the crowd, who start clapping too. Konnan starts fighting up to his feet with help from the crowd. Konnan stands up with Douglas sitting on his shoulders and Konnan drives The Franchise to the mat with an Electric Chair Drop, breaking out of the Camel Clutch. Both men rest on the mat, getting counted out by the referee. K-Dawg and The Franchise reach their feet before a 10 count.

    Douglas busts out a punch on Konnan and Konnan returns fire. Both men trade more shots to the face until Konnan gains momentum in the exchange. Konnan rocks Douglas back into the corner with more punches. Konnan whips Douglas to the opposite corner and goes charging across the ring towards him...eating a boot to the face, making him stumble backwards. Douglas bolts out of the corner...but catches a kick to the gut and Konnan hits The K-Factor on The Franchise.

    Before Konnan can go for a pin though, Chris Candido races down to the ring and hops up on the ring apron. Konnan grabs Candido by the head and tosses him over the top rope into the ring. Konnan picks up Candido and irish whips him to the ropes, taking him down with a Rolling Thunder Clothesline. Konnan waits for Douglas to get up while the referee is busy removing Candido from the ring. Bam Bam Bigelow hits the ring now and climbs up on the ring apron.

    KONNAN RUNS TO THE ROPES....AND BAM BAM BIGELOW HITS A JUMPING ENZIGURI TO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD!

    KONNAN STUMBLES FORWARD INTO A PITTSBURGH PLUNGE BY SHANE DOUGLAS!


    Bigelow jumps down from the ring apron, the referee gets Candido out of the ring and turns around in time to make the count as Douglas pins Konnan, stealing the win.

    Winner: Shane Douglas (4.47)

    Post-Match: Shane Douglas climbs out of the ring immediately, joining his partners on the outside. The Triple Threat celebrate up the aisle as Tygress enters the ring and complains to the referee about Bam Bam Bigelow and Chris Candido's interference. Douglas, Candido and Bigelow raise up three fingers together, giving The Triple Threat hand signal to the camera. Tygress kneels besides Konnan, checking on him as the camera switches to the back.

    Backstage: We're back in the Parking Lot and see Terry Funk still waiting for Steve Corino to turn up, wielding his Barbed Wire Baseball Bat. Jerry Lawler says Terry Funk is a lunatic and warns Corino to stay away from the building if he's watching.

    We get a replay of The Giant saving Ric Flair from Cash, Jamie Knoble and Jeff Jarrett on Thunder, taking a Guitar shot to the head from Jeff Jarrett and absorbing it like it's nothing. The replay ends with Jarrett running scared from The Giant.

    Match Six
    2-on-1 Handicap Match
    The Giant vs. Cash and Jamie Knoble


    Cash and Knoble start attacking Giant right from the opening bell...and Giant just stands there, no selling both Cruiserweights.

    Giant shoves Cash and Knoble to the mat with ease. Cash and Knoble roll back up to their feet and charge at Giant again, still attacking him. But The Giant delivers Headbutts to both men, knocking them down. Giant picks up Cash and irish whips him to the corner. Then picks up Knoble, irish whipping him into Cash, stacking them up like pancakes in the same corner. The Giant rushes towards both men and squashes Cash & Knoble together with a Running Butt Bump. Giant fires off stiff Overhand Chops to Knoble's chest before he Biel Tosses Knoble across the ring, leaving Cash alone in the corner. Giant lights up Cash with more stiff Overhand Chops before sending him flying across the ring with a Biel Toss.

    Giant scoops Knoble off the mat and presses him over his head, holding him in the air as he waits for Cash to get up. Soon as Cash reaches his feet, Giant Military Press Throws Knoble onto Cash and both men go falling to the mat at the same time. The referee checks up on Knoble and Cash while The Giant removes his singlet straps and roars at the crowd, motioning for a Chokeslam.

    The Giant waits on both Cash & Knoble to stand up and the referee is still checking on them.

    JEFF JARRETT DARTS DOWN THE AISLE WITH HIS GUITAR AND SLIDES INTO THE RING, CREEPING UP BEHIND THE GIANT!

    THE GIANT TURNS AROUND AND JARRETT SWINGS HIS GUITAR AT HIM...BUT GIANT PUNCHES A HOLE INTO THE GUITAR, BREAKING IT!


    The crowd go nuts as Giant foils another Guitar shot from Jarrett and "The Chosen One" stands frozen, staring bug eyed at his broken Guitar. Giant grabs Jarrett by the throat, setting up for a Chokeslam. But Cash and Knoble get back on their feet in time and clip Giant from behind, saving Double J from taking a Chokeslam. Giant releases Jarrett from his grip and turns around, taking ineffective punches from Knoble and Cash. Jarrett jumps out of the ring in fear and legs it to the back, leaving his stooges behind once again to fight for themselves.

    Knoble runs to the ropes and goes for a Crossbody on Giant, but the big man catches him in his arms. Cash makes a beeline for The Giant, but Giant gives him a Big Boot to the face while holding Knoble in his arms. Giant places Knoble down on his feet, holding Knoble's head within his arm, and Giant hits a Final Cut on Knoble.

    GIANT GRABS CASH & KNOBLE BY THEIR NECKS AND DRAGS THEM OFF THE MAT TO THEIR FEET...

    GIANT LIFTS CASH & KNOBLE HIGH UP IN THE AIR, PLANTING THEM BOTH WITH A DOUBLE CHOKESLAM!


    The Giant drops his weight across Cash and Knoble, covering them both for a pin simultaneously.

    Winner: The Giant (1.59)

    Backstage: The camera cuts to the back and we see Ric Flair coming out of a room, neatly dressed in an expensive black suit. The Nature Boy is ready to go spend a night out on the town. Naitch starts walking upwards, stylin' and profilin', looking dapper. Flair turns his head for a second, checking out an attractive female who's walking past him...and Flair accidentally bumps into the shoulder of Ken Shamrock, who's also walking past, not seeing each other.

    "Hey, watch it pal. This suit costs more than your house." says Flair to Shamrock.

    Shamrock stares back at Flair with a serious look on his face, responding "I ain't your pal."

    Flair smirks at Shamrock before remarking "You're always so angry. So serious. So tense. You ever considered spending time with a woman. It'll loosen you up. Make you relax a bit more. Maybe you should switch to decaf. Whatever you do, just watch where you're going next time."

    Flair turns to walk away from Shamrock. But "The World's Most Dangerous Man" snaps and knocks down Flair from behind. Shamrock stomps Flair on the ground before getting on top of him with a mount and firing punches down upon The Nature Boy's face. Shamrock picks Flair up off the ground and chucks The 16-Time Champ into a closed door, knocking Naitch down once again. Shamrock bends over and grabs Flair's suit jacket, tearing it off The Nature Boy. Shamrock then tears off Flair's black tie, white shirt and suit pants, ripping his entire clothes to shreds, leaving Flair laying on the ground in only his underwear and socks. Road agents and referees run into the scene to back Shamrock off. The referees surround Flair, protecting him while the road agents yell at Shamrock to leave. Shamrock throws Flair's clothes at one of the road agents before he starts walking away from the chaos he created.

    The camera comes back to the arena and the commentators recap what happened after Rhino and Dewayne Bruce's match last week, showing us a replay of Rhino Piledriving Sarge off the ring apron through the Table at ringside and Goldberg running out too late to save his mentor.

    Match Seven
    Rhino vs. Johnny The Bull

    Soon as the bell rings, Rhino and Bull rush forwards like their namesakes and start potatoing each other with punches in the middle of the ring.

    Rhino kicks Johnny in the gut and irish whips him to the ropes, bending over for a Back Body Drop. Johnny bounces off the ropes and dives over Rhino's back, rolling him up with a Sunset Flip Pin. Rhino kicks out at two. Both men get up and Johnny drills Rhino with a kick to the gut before planting him on the mat with a Sidewalk Slam. Johnny climbs out onto the ring apron and jumps to the top rope, going for a Springboard Leg Drop but Rhino rolls out of the way, making him miss and land on his ass. Rhino stands up and kicks Johnny in face, putting him on his back. Rhino continues stomping away at Johnny before picking him up and whipping him to the corner.

    Rhino charges forward, delivering a Corner Spear to Johnny. Rhino hammers Johnny in the corner with punches to the face and Knee Strikes to his mid-section then posts him on the top turnbuckle. Rhino climbs onto the second turnbuckle, trying to go for a Superplex but Johnny blocks it and punches Rhino in the gut before shoving him off the second turnbuckle to the mat. Johnny stands up on the top turnbuckle and connects with a Diving Leg Drop on "The Man-Beast", going for a pin immediately. Rhino's shoulder springs up before three. The Bull lifts Rhino off the mat and presses him over his head, looking for a Gorilla Press Slam. Rhino reaches down and rakes Johnny's eyes though, forcing him to release him as Rhino drops down behind his opponent, landing on his feet. Rhino turns Johnny around and waistlocks him, tossing him across the ring with a Belly To Belly Suplex.

    Rhino picks up Johnny and sends him to the ropes, taking him down with a Spinebuster. Rhino covers Johnny, only getting two. Rhino gets Johnny back to his feet and tucks his head between his legs, screaming out "Rhino Driver!", setting him up for it. Johnny counters with a Back Body Drop though. Johnny waits on Rhino to get up before he punches him back into the corner. Johnny attempts an irish whip to the opposite corner but Rhino reverses and Johnny runs up to the top turnbuckle.

    JOHNNY JUMPS OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE FOR A TWISTING CROSSBODY...

    BUT RHINO CATCHES HIM COMING OFF WITH A POWERFUL GORE!


    Rhino hooks Bull's leg, capturing the three.

    Winner: Rhino (2.38)

    Post-Match: Rhino pounds his chest and raises his arms in the air, letting out a mighty roar. Referee Charles Robinson checks on Johnny The Bull and Rhino turns around, putting the boots to Johnny, deciding he's not finished with him yet. The referee screams at Rhino to stop, but "The Man-Beast" keeps stomping out Johnny on the mat. Robinson tries to pull Rhino off Johnny, who won't let up.

    THE CROWD STARTS TO ERUPT AS GOLDBERG COMES CHARGING OUT FROM THE BACK!

    Rhino notices Goldberg running down the aisle and Goldberg slides into the ring.

    GOLDBERG GOES FOR A SPEAR ON RHINO...

    BUT RHINO PULLS CHARLES ROBINSON IN THE WAY...AND GOLDBERG ACCIDENTALLY SPEARS THE REFEREE!




    Tony Schiavone screams with horror as Charles Robinson gets driven on the back of his head with the Spear. Rhino climbs out of the ring quickly and starts backing up the aisle, almost seeming proud of what he just did. Goldberg stares back at Rhino before he turns his head to Charles and kneels besides him, checking up on the unconscious referee. Jerry Lawler removes his headsets and leaves the commentary desk to go check on Charles Robinson aswell. Goldberg stands up and screams at the timekeeper to call for the EMT's. A hush falls over the crowd as they watch on. The medics arrive to the ring with a gurney, placing it at ringside. The medics strap a neckbrace around Charles Robinson and Goldberg & Jerry Lawler talk amongst each other over what just happened like they're at a funeral. Tony Schiavone talks with a low disappointed voice, concerned for Charles. First, Dewayne Bruce was a casualty of this war between Goldberg & Rhino last week and now poor little Charles Robinson. The show jumps into a commercial break as Charles continues to be assisted in the ring.

    Commercial Break

    Nitro comes back from the commercial break and we watch multiple replays of Rhino pulling Charles Robinson into a Spear by Goldberg. The replays are followed by new footage that took place during the commercial break where we see Charles Robinson being wheeled out on a gurney. Jerry Lawler has returned to the commentary desk and we get some words from him regarding what just took place. Lawler says Charles Robinson couldn't move at all and was unconscious the entire time. King says Goldberg's upset by the situation as is everyone else. Tony Schiavone talks about Charles Robinson being a long time friend of his, wishing him a quick recovery, and says he hopes Rhino gets punished for what he just did. The commentators pull themselves together for the main event.

    Match Eight
    (Main Event)

    Sting vs. Reno

    Reno jumps Sting from behind as he's removing his trench coat, getting an early advantage in the opening minute of the main event.

    Reno pounds on Sting in the corner with punches and kicks to his mid-section. Reno pulls Sting out of the corner and hurls him across the ring, looking for a Clothesline, but Sting ducks under and lands a Dropkick on Reno once he turns around. Reno gets up and Sting bounces off the ropes, taking him down with a Lariat. Then a second Lariat in a row. Sting picks up Reno and kicks him in the gut before running to the ropes and planting Reno on the mat with a Running Facebuster. Sting goes for a pin but Reno kicks out.

    Sting picks up Reno's legs, trying to apply a Scorpion Death Lock, but Reno wriggles his way to the bottom rope, grabbing it before Sting can fully lock it on. Sting backs away on the referee's orders, allowing Reno to stand back up. Sting approaches Reno as he's on the ropes and takes a mule kick to the gut. The former Kickboxer clobbers Sting with some Muay Thai Knee Strikes to his body. Reno irish whips Sting to the ropes and hits a Kitchen Sink on him. Reno drops down on top of him for a cover and Sting gets the shoulder up before three.

    Reno drags Sting up to his feet and goes for an irish whip to the corner but Sting reverses, sending Reno crashing against the turnbuckles. Sting darts across the ring and connects with a Stinger Splash on Reno. Reno stumbles out of the corner towards Sting and The Stinger elevates him up in the air above his head, driving Reno to the mat with a Military Press Slam. Sting flexes his arms and roars at Reno, playing up his strength.

    Sting raises Reno up but gets decked in the gut with punches. Reno hits a Snap Suplex on Sting before picking him back up.

    RENO SETS STING UP FOR THE ROLL OF THE DICE...BUT STING GRABS RENO'S HEAD AND TWISTS HIM AROUND, REVERSING THE POSITION!

    STING HITS THE SCORPION DEATH DROP ON RENO!


    Sting crawls on top of Reno, hooking his leg for the three.

    Winner: Sting (2.16)

    Post-Match: The referee raises Sting's hand and Sting goes to the corner, stepping up on the second turnbuckle. Sting cups his mouth with both hands and belts out a "WOO!" to the crowd, who return it back to The Icon. Sting climbs off the second turnbuckle...

    AND THE LIGHTS TURN OUT IN THE ARENA!

    The Kansas Coliseum is shrouded in total darkness with nothing but crowd noise being heard.

    THE LIGHTS COME BACK ON...

    RAVEN AND VAMPIRO APPEAR IN THE RING AND BOTH MEN IMMEDIATELY POUNCE ON STING!


    There's also a Straightjacket laying on the mat and the boos start raining upon Raven & Vampiro as they pummel Sting to the mat. Once Sting is down, Raven and Vampiro take a look at the crowd, soaking in all the massive boos for them. Raven looks down at the Straightjacket that magically appeared with him & Vampiro and picks it up.

    RAVEN AND VAMPIRO PUT THE STRAIGHTJACKET ON STING AND TIE UP THE BACK STRAPS, TRAPPING HIS ARMS IN THE SLEEVES!

    Sting gets stood up to his feet and both Raven & Vampiro take turns punching Sting in the face. Raven climbs out of the ring while Vampiro punches Sting and pulls up the ring apron, taking a Steel Chair and a Trash Can out from the underneath the ring. Raven brings the Steel Chair and Trash Can into the ring with him, handing the Chair to Vampiro while he keeps possession of the Trash Can. Raven dumps out a Leather Strap on the mat that happened to be inside the Trash Can. Vampiro rams the Chair into Sting's gut, making him bend over, before he hits Sting across the back with the Chair, dropping him to the floor. Vampiro picks Sting back up to his feet and holds him as Raven bashes the Trash Can over Sting's head, knocking him down again. Vampiro rolls Sting onto his stomach and starts loosening the back straps on the Straightjacket, exposing Sting's bare back. Vampiro lifts Sting off the mat and stations him in the corner, laying him chest-first on the top turnbuckle. Vampiro ties the Straightjacket sleeves around the top turnbuckle, so Sting has nowhere to go. Sting is helpless in the corner and Raven grabs the Leather Strap off the mat. Raven starts whipping Sting across his back with the Leather Strap and Sting screams out in pain after every lash he takes. Raven hands the Leather Strap over to Vampiro and Vampiro starts whipping Sting's back with the Strap. Just when it looks like no one will come out to save Sting...

    *God Of Thunder*

    The arena lights turn red and KISS' "God Of Thunder" starts playing on the PA system, which can only mean one man...or should I say, demon. Vampiro stops whipping Sting with the Strap, and both Raven & Vampiro turn to the entrance, staring as The Demon's Casket starts rising off the ground in the entrance aisle. The Casket rises to a vertical base and the fans look to the Casket, expecting The Demon to come out of it. The Casket lids start to open up....HOWEVER, NO ONE'S INSIDE! Raven and Vampiro look confused from the ring. But a big pop starts to go off in the background from the fans.

    THE DEMON SLIPS INSIDE THE RING BEHIND RAVEN AND VAMPIRO, WIELDING STING'S BASEBALL BAT!

    The Demon charges up behind Raven & Vampiro and nails Vampiro in the back with Sting's Baseball Bat, knocking Vampiro out of the ring through the middle ropes. Raven turns to The Demon...and gets nailed in the gut with the Bat. The Demon then uses the Baseball Bat to Clothesline Raven over the top rope out of the ring, joining Vampiro on the floor outside. The Demon stares at Raven and Vampiro, holding the Baseball Bat, as Raven and Vampiro climb over the crowd barricade and retreat through the crowd in pain. The Demon goes over and unties the Straightjacket sleeves from around the top turnbuckle, freeing Sting from the corner. Sting rips the Straightjacket off and throws it down on the mat before he hunches over the top rope in a tremendous amount of pain, taking a hell of a whooping, and The Demon has his hand on Sting's shoulder, trying to comfort him. Sting turns his head to The Demon, thanking him for the rescue, and The Demon nods his head at him before handing the Baseball Bat over to Sting, returning it to its rightful owner. The Demon helps Sting out of the ring, having found a new ally in his battle against Raven and Vampiro.

    Backstage: The camera returns to the Parking Lot. Terry Funk is pacing up and down, getting more and more frustrated the longer he keeps waiting for Steve Corino to show up. Funk suddenly hears noise and looks up, seeing a car driving up. Funk waits for the car to park before he marches up to the vehicle with his Barbed Wire Baseball Bat and opens the side door, pulling the driver out of his car, thinking it's Steve Corino. Funk holds the driver up against his car but once he gets a clear look at his face, he sees it isn't Steve Corino, just a backstage worker.

    Funk looks confused at the driver, asking "Who the hell are you? Where's Steve Corino?"

    The frightened driver responds "I-I don't know what you're talking about, sir."

    STEVE CORINO FINALLY SHOWS UP OUT OF NOWHERE, ATTACKING TERRY FUNK FROM BEHIND!

    The driver runs away scared while Corino nails Funk with punches against the car. Corino drags Funk to the front of the car and tries to bash his face off the car hood but Funk puts on the brakes and elbows Corino in the stomach. Funk bashes Corino's face off the car hood repeatedly. Funk leaves him laying against the car hood while he goes over and grabs his Barbed Wire Baseball Bat off the floor. Funk returns to the front of the car and takes a swing at Corino with his Barb Wire Bat, but Corino moves out of the way and Funk hits the car hood with the Bat instead. Corino starts running away from Funk, escaping through a door that leads to the Stairwell, and Funk follows him, carrying the Barb Wire Bat with him. As soon as Funk steps through the door to the Stairwell, he gets blasted in the face with a Fire Extinguisher by Steve Corino, knocking him down. Funk's stirring on the floor, wailing in agony as Corino stands over him with a vicious look on his face. Corino takes a step back, waiting for Funk to get on his hands & knees.

    CORINO PUNTS FUNK IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD, KICKING HIM DOWN A FLIGHT OF STAIRS!

    Funk goes rolling all the way down, hitting every step, landing on the bottom floor hard. Funk's laying at the bottom of the stairs barely conscious and Corino stares at him from the top of the stairs. Corino sits down on the top step, breathing heavily, looking down at the crumpled pile he left Funk in as the show goes into its final commercial break.

    Commercial Break

    We return to a replay of Steve Corino and Terry Funk brawling in the Parking Lot, ending with Corino kicking Funk down a stairwell. The replay finishes, coming back live to the arena with an overhead shot of the crowd.

    *White Train*

    In-Ring: The President of WCW, Eric Bischoff makes his way down to the ring with a smile plastered on his face. The fans greet him with a mixed reception, and Bischoff slaps hands with some of the front row fans who do like him. Eric points to a sign held in the front row that reads "Eazy E = Ratings" before he walks up the Steel Steps and enters the ring, waving to the crowd. Dave Penzer hands Bischoff a microphone and Eazy E waits for his music to cut off before he can make his announcement, naming who will face Scott Steiner for the World Title at The Great American Bash.

    Eric lets the boos and cheers for him die down then starts talking.

    "What a night it's been. I hope you've all been enjoying the show."

    The fans respond with a big "YEAH!" around the arena.

    "I promised all of you at the start of the show, that I would come out here and announce who will face Scott Steiner for the World Heavyweight Title at The Great American Bash. And now is that time. Now I don't know where Scott Steiner is, so he can hear this. I've tried calling him but he doesn't respond to me. But I'm sure this will get back to him somehow. Despite how Scott and I feel about each other, I give credit where credit is due. He's been a phenomenal champion these past several months, no doubt. He's beaten some of the biggest names in this business. You know who they are because you've heard Scott bragging about it numerous times before. He'll remind you every second if he can."

    Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler sound quite surprised by the praise Eric Bischoff is giving Scott Steiner.

    "He's decimated most of the active names in the Heavyweight Division. And I gotta tell you, it's been hard trying to find someone else on the current roster, who's got the credentials to be Scott's opponent in his next title defense.

    Eric Bischoff takes a pause.

    "That is why I've gone out...and called in someone 'SPECIAL' to face Scott Steiner."

    And another pause.

    "This is a man who has never faced Scott before. But he knows him very well."

    The commentators question who it can be.

    "So, allow me to announce."

    Pause.

    "The man who will challenge Scott Steiner for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship at The Great American Bash will be..."

    The crowd are breaking a sweat, waiting anxiously for the name to slip out of Bischoff's mouth.

    "....."

    *Scott Steiner Theme*

    Everyone groans in disappointment as the sirens start blaring in the arena and the World Heavyweight Champion himself, Scott Steiner comes marching down to the ring, mad as hell, interrupting Bischoff before he could reveal the name. Bischoff stares as Big Poppa Pump rushes up the Steel Steps and climbs through the ropes. Steiner walks up to Bischoff, getting face to face with him, snatching the microphone out of his hand.

    Steiner yells "CUT MY FUCKIN' MUSIC!!!"

    Steiner's music cuts off at his demand.

    "I was at the airport just an hour ago. I had my bags packed, ready to go on my vacation. When suddenly my phone starts blowing up and it's my brother Rick. I called Rick back and you know what he told me? He told me all about this bullshit that's going on right now. He told me that Eric Bitchoff had found an opponent for my title at The Great American Bash. I told Rick that he must've heard wrong cause there's no way I'm defending my title this month. But then I got the same call from Road Warrior Animal. And the same call from Midajah. So, I drove all the way back from the airport to tell you that I'm not defending my title at The Great American Bash. I was serious last week. I've already defended my belt enough over the past couple of months. I've broken my back for this got damn company since I won the title last year. It's about time that I take a break. Who the hell do you think are, treating me like a piece of shit?"

    Steiner shoves the mic into Eric Bischoff's chest, so he can take it and respond.

    "You know damn well who I am. And who do you think you are, treating me like I'm supposed to be your puppet? I could fire your ass for the way you're talking to me. And it wouldn't be the first time I fired someone for that reason. But you're the champion. It's your duty to be here. You MUST defend the belt every month. That, or else you can be STRIPPED of the title right here right now."

    The crowd cheer at the option of stripping Steiner of the belt. Steiner looks to his left at the crowd before he looks back at Eric Bischoff...AND GRABS HIM BY HIS COLLAR, PUSHING ERIC BACK INTO THE CORNER! Steiner losing his cool, holds the President against the turnbuckles, who looks a little intimidated and worried. Steiner snatches the mic out of Eric's hand again and talks while holding Bischoff by his collar with his other hand.

    "I told you last month, that if you didn't show me any RESPECK around here as champion, and treat me the way I deserve to be treated...THAT I'D BEAT YOUR ASS! YOU ASKED FOR THIS!"

    SCOTT STEINER WAISTLOCKS ERIC BISCHOFF, HITTING AN OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX ON THE PRESIDENT!

    Tony Schiavone screams out "OH MY GOD!" at the top of his voice and the fans hold their heads, stunned frozen. Eric Bischoff lays on the mat, grimacing in pain. Steiner picks Bischoff back to his feet and waistlocks him again as their crowd keep their eyes glued. Jerry Lawler is screaming "NO!", anticipating the next move.

    STEINER DRIVES BISCHOFF ACROSS THE RING WITH ANOTHER OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!

    The camera captures more face reactions in the crowd, showing eyes and jaws dropped wide open. Other members of the audience are covering their mouths.

    STEINER ROLLS BISCHOFF ONTO HIS STOMACH, APPLYING THE STEINER RECLINER ON HIM!

    The commentators are screaming for help on their headsets, yelling Steiner needs to be stopped immediately. Eric Bischoff's face starts turning red, getting strangled by Big Poppa Pump's huge arms. A boatload of security, referees, road agents and police come running out from the back and get in the ring, pulling Scott Steiner off Eric Bischoff, breaking the Steiner Recliner. Steiner gets planted to the mat and held down by the security guards and police while the referees and road agents check on Eric Bischoff, who's struggling to breathe on the mat. The road agents scream to get medics out here. The police cuff Steiner, still holding Big Poppa Pump face down, making him eat the mat. The medics arrive on the scene to assist Eric Bischoff while Steiner gets rolled out underneath the bottom rope by the police and security guards. Tony Schiavone says Scott Steiner crossed a big line tonight and is gonna get fired for this. Jerry Lawler agrees, mentioning it wasn't a smart decision on Steiner's part. Steiner gets hauled up the aisle by the police and Big Poppa Pump is cursing Eric Bischoff on his way out, showing no remorse for his actions. The arena is almost silent, having no idea how to react. The show comes to a close with Bischoff still being treated by the EMT's on the mat, surrounded by personnel.

    Copyright 2001
    World Championship Wrestling Inc
    All Rights Reserved




    June 17th 2001

    Baltimore Arena
    Baltimore, Maryland


    Hardcore Championship
    "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" Open Challenge
    Rob Van Dam (c) vs. Kanyon


    World Tag Team Championship
    The Impact Players (Lance Storm and Justin Credible) (c) vs. KroniK (Brian Adams and Bryan Clark)
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    Re: WCW 2001 (WCW wins the Monday Night War)


    May 30th 2001

    Kansas Coliseum
    Wichita, Kansas


    Opening Intro

    The show opens with pyro & firework explosions. The fans are out of their seats, injected with excitement as the camera scans across the arena, capturing shots of them. Mike Tenay welcomes viewers to Thunder and introduces himself & broadcoast colleague, Scott Hudson. Tenay announces what to expect on the card tonight, in the opening match we'll see Shannon Moore face Alex Wright, Shawn Stasiak in a rematch against Kwee Wee from last week, and Norman Smiley has accepted Kanyon's "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" Hardcore Open Challenge, which will take place in the main event. Plus an appearance from Sting and The Demon. And footage of Scott Steiner's controversial attack on Eric Bischoff from Nitro will be shown later in the programme. We get underway.

    Match One
    Shannon Moore (w/ Evan Karagias) vs. Alex Wright (w/ Disco Inferno)

    Both men circle the ring before they lunge into a lock up. Alex drills Shannon with a knee to the gut and twists his arm for an Arm Wrench. Shannon rolls forward onto his back and kips up to his feet quickly, reversing the Arm Wrench on Alex. Das Wunderkind cartwheels his way out of it though, reversing the Arm Wrench on Shannon. Alex paintbrushes the back of Shannon's head while he still has the Arm Wrench applied, humiliating him, and Shannon pulls away from Alex, grabbing the back of his head, complaining to the referee about the slapping. Alex turns to Disco, having a good laugh about it, before Das Wunderkind turns around again, ready for another lockup with Shannon. This time, Shannon applies a quick Headlock on Alex. Alex shoves Shannon forward into the ropes, waiting for him to bounce off. Shannon baseball slides through Alex's legs though, standing up behind him, and pelts Alex with some Forearm shots to the face once he turns around.

    Shannon turns around and runs to the ropes, jumping onto the second rope. Shannon goes for a Springboard Moonsault but Alex catches him on his shoulder. Shannon spins off his shoulder though, hitting a Tornado DDT on Alex. Shannon waits for Alex to stand up then kicks him in the gut and plants him face-first on the mat with a Sitout Gourdbuster. Shannon turns Alex onto his back, going for a pin. Alex kicks out at two. Shannon gets Alex back up and attempts an irish whip to the ropes but Alex reverses, sending Shannon across the ring, and catches him coming off the ropes with a Back Elbow to the face. Alex picks up Shannon and Snapmares him over into a seated position on the mat before kicking him in the back. Alex runs to the ropes in front of Shannon and puts him on his back with a Basement Dropkick to the face. Alex heads up to the top turnbuckle next, coming off with a Diving Knee Drop across Shannon's face. Alex makes a cover, which gets kicked out of at two.

    Alex drags Shannon up by his hair and sends him running to the corner with an irish whip. Shannon grabs the top rope with both hands and floats over as Alex comes running up behind him, catching his head for a Corner Slingshot Headscissors Takedown. Alex staggers up to his feet and Shannon irish whips him across the ring, knocking him down with a Calf Kick. Shannon climbs onto the second turnbuckle, waiting for Alex to get up and hits a Diving Hurricarana on him that sends Alex immediately rolling out underneath the bottom rope. While Alex gathers his bearings at ringside, Shannon hits the ropes, looking to fly over the top rope, but Disco pulls his partner out of the way to avoid whatever Shannon's planning, stopping Shannon in his tracks inside the ring. Disco comforts his partner and Alex takes his time on the outside to rest up before he slides back in the ring with Shannon waiting on him.

    Shannon goes for a Superkick but Alex catches his foot in his hands. Shannon answers with an Enziguri to the side of Alex's head, rocking him on his feet. Shannon irish whips Alex to the corner and charges forward, connecting with a Running Dropkick to Alex in the corner. Alex stumbles out of the corner and Shannon kicks him in the gut before hitting the ropes and taking Alex down with a Running Somersault Neckbreaker aka a Mooregasm. Shannon hooks his leg for the pin...but Disco places Alex's foot on the bottom rope, saving his partner from a three. The referee catches Disco in the act though and points at him...SENDING DISCO TO THE BACK! Disco goes ballistic on the outside as the crowd pops. Disco tries to protest but the referee keeps ordering him to leave. Evan Karagias approaches Disco and points up at the entrance, telling him to leave with a smile on his face. However, despite doing nothing...THE REFEREE ALSO SENDS EVAN TO THE BACK IN AN UNPOPULAR MOVE!

    The crowd boo the official's decision and Evan tries protesting now but the ref keeps screaming at both Disco and Evan to leave ringside. A couple of referees come out to escort Disco and Evan to the back, leaving Shannon and Alex alone. Shannon argues with the referee for sending Evan out and Alex clubs Shannon in the back of the head. Alex clubs Shannon in the back a couple more times before throwing him out through the middle ropes. Alex climbs out of the ring and picks Shannon off the arena floor. Alex punches Shannon in the face before irish whipping him towards the ring apron...Shannon leaps onto the ring apron though and kicks Alex in the face, making him stumble backwards. Shannon jumps up on the second rope...and dives off with an ASAI MOONSAULT on Alex to the crowd's pleasure. Shannon stands up, getting a cheer from the crowd, and the 3 Count member lifts up Alex, rolling him back in the ring.

    Shannon climbs up on the ring apron and waits for Alex to reach his feet. Shannon leaps to the top rope and goes for a springboard maneuver...but Alex catches him in mid-air with a big European Uppercut, dropping Shannon like a sack of potatoes. Alex falls on top of Shannon for a pin...and Shannon somehow gets his shoulder up before three. Shannon is stood back up to his feet and Alex lands a series of European Uppercuts to Shannon. Alex irish whips Shannon to the ropes and tosses him up in the air with a Pop Up, letting Shannon crash stomach-first on the mat. Alex walks on top of Shannon's back over to the corner and scales up to the top turnbuckle with his back to Shannon. Alex hits a Twisting Crossbody off the top to Shannon...but Shannon rolls over on momentum, getting on top of Alex for a pin. Alex raises his shoulder at two.

    Both Alex and Shannon rise off the mat. Shannon tries to hit a Clothesline but Alex ducks under and Das Wunderkind picks Shannon up from behind for a Back Suplex...only for Shannon to flip over his shoulder and land behind Alex, hitting a Sleeper Slam on him. Alex gets up and Shannon decks him with a kick to the gut, making him bend over. Shannon jumps on top of Alex's back, rolling him up for a Sunset Flip Powerbomb into a pin, only getting two off of it.

    Shannon ascends the top turnbuckle and waits for Alex to get back on his feet. Shannon tries to hit Bottoms Up from the top turnbuckle but Alex moves out of the way causing Shannon to land on his ass. Instead of seizing the opportunity right away, Alex gets cocky and starts dancing for the crowd, earning boos from the fans in return.

    Once he finishes dancing, Alex raises Shannon to his feet and waistlocks him from behind, setting up for the German Suplex.

    ALEX LIFTS SHANNON UP FOR THE GERMAN SUPLEX...BUT SHANNON REVERSES INTO A WHEELBARROW ROLLUP PIN, SURPRISING ALEX FOR THE THREE!

    Winner: Shannon Moore (7.52)

    Backstage: Diamond Dallas Page is shown arriving to the arena. A fan comes up to DDP, asking him for his autograph. DDP happily takes the fan's pen and WCW Magazine, signing his magazine for him. Before he can finish signing the rest of his name...DDP gets layed out from behind by The Harris Brothers. Don scares off the fan, who flees with his incomplete signed magazine. The Harris Brothers continue attacking DDP on the floor with kicks to his body. Don picks up DDP and holds him from behind by his arms, so Ron can get more shots in on Page. Don then bashes DDP's face off a Table before he grabs two nearby Steel Chairs, handing one of them to his brother while he keeps the other. Road agents and referees arrive on the scene to try and protect DDP from The Harris Brothers, but Ron and Don threaten them with their Chairs, making them keep their distance. Don picks DDP back up and drags him over to a random room, taking his Chair with him, and Don throws DDP into the room with Ron following, who still keeps the road agents and referees at bay with the threat of his Chair. Don enters the room with his Chair and then Ron enters the room next, closing the door behind him, putting his Chair against the doorknob to prevent anyone from coming in. The referees and road agents bang on the other side of the door, blocked out, screaming at The Harris Brothers to let them in and to release DDP. The camera returns to the arena, leaving everyone wondering what The Harris Brothers are doing to DDP inside the locked room.

    Match Two
    Kwee Wee (w/ Paisley) vs. Shawn Stasiak (w/ Stacy Keibler)

    Stasiak stomps Kwee Wee's back just as he slides into the ring, getting the early advantage. Stasiak picks up Kwee Wee and whips him to the ropes, drilling him with a Kitchen Sink to the gut. Stasiak goes for a quick pin, trying to beat Kwee Wee in 5 seconds like he was last week, but Kwee Wee kicks out at one, frustrating Stasiak, keeping the match going past 5 seconds.

    Stasiak makes his way up to the top turnbuckle and hits a Double Axe Handle on Kwee Wee. Stasiak drops down to the mat and chokes Kwee Wee with his hand around his neck, forcing the referee to start counting him out. Stasiak breaks before the count of 5. Stasiak heads to the corner and gets on the second turnbuckle, showing his abs off to the crowd, getting booed in the process. The commentators point out it's this exact kind of thing that cost him his match last week. Stasiak climbs down from the second turnbuckle and asks Stacy Keibler to get up on the ring apron, clearly not learning his lesson from his first match against Kwee Wee. But Stacy uses her head and tells Stasiak to concentrate on Kwee Wee to avoid the making the same mistake as last week. Stasiak looks a little crushed from being denied a kiss from his girlfriend and turns around...into a Lariat from Kwee Wee. Then another Lariat.

    Kwee Wee irish whips Stasiak across the ring and plants him with a Scoop Powerslam, hooking his leg for the pin. Stasiak kicks out, avoiding a three. Stasiak rolls out of the ring immediately and Kwee Wee follows him out, only to be struck in the throat by Stasiak. Stasiak hurls Kwee Wee into the Steel Steps. Stacy tells Stasiak to keep on him and Shawn picks him up to his feet, planting him on the arena floor with a Neckbreaker. Stacy tells Shawn to get him back in the ring and Stasiak rolls Kwee Wee back into the ring before he slides in and goes for the pin. Kwee Wee pops his foot up on the bottom rope after two, breaking the count.

    Stasiak brings Kwee Wee to his feet and applies an Abdominal Stretch on him. Stasiak pulls on Kwee Wee's hair while he has the submission locked in and the referee screams at Stasiak to let go of his hair before he goes back to asking Kwee Wee if he wants to quit, who shakes his head, saying no. Paisley bangs on the mat for support and Kwee Wee starts fighting through the Abdominal Stretch, eventually breaking out with a Hip Toss on Stasiak. Stasiak gets up and Kwee Wee punches him back against the ropes. Kwee Wee irish whips him to the opposite side of the ring and knocks Stasiak down with a Jumping Back Elbow. Stasiak staggers up to his feet in the corner and Kwee Wee steps up on the second turnbuckle, clocking Stasiak with 10 Corner Punches.

    Kwee Wee gets down from the turnbuckle and irish whips Stasiak to the opposite corner. Kwee Wee charges at Stasiak...but eats a boot to the face, making him back off. Stasiak gets on the second turnbuckle and jumps off...only to get caught with a Dropkick by Kwee Wee. Kwee Wee heads up to the top turnbuckle with his back turned to Stasiak. Stasiak springs up to his feet and trips Kwee Wee on the top turnbuckle. Stasiak climbs onto the second turnbuckle and drives Kwee Wee off the top turnbucke with a Belly To Back Superplex. Both men rest on the mat, catching their wind back as the referee begins his count. Both start stirring mid-way and make sure they beat the 10 count. Kwee Wee and Stasiak trade punches on their feet. Stasiak catches Kwee Wee with a kick to the gut and sends him to the ropes, bending over for a Back Body Drop. But Kwee Wee jumps on the second rope and comes off with a Springboard Sunset Flip, rolling up Stasiak for a pin, only getting two.

    Both men get up again and Kwee Wee rocks Stasiak with punches to the face. Kwee Wee attempts an irish whip but it gets reversed by Stasiak, sending him to the ropes. Stasiak tries to hit a Clothesline but Kwee Wee ducks under and continues running to the other side of the ring, catching Stasiak for a Cazadora Bulldog.

    Kwee Wee stands up and waits for Stasiak to start moving before he runs to the ropes. STACY GRABS KWEE WEE'S ANKLE THOUGH, DISTRACTING HIM! Paisley marches up to Stacy, getting in her face, and the two divas start arguing with each other. Stacy takes offense to something Paisley says...AND SLAPS PAISLEY ACROSS THE FACE! PAISLEY HOLDS HER CHEEK THEN TACKLES STACY TO THE GROUND, BREAKING OUT INTO A CATFIGHT! The crowd go wild as Stacy and Paisley roll around, bashing each other's heads off the floor.

    Back in the ring, Kwee Wee turns around into a kick to the gut and a Fisherman Suplex from Stasiak. Stasiak notices the catfight outside the ring though and chooses to gets out of the ring instead of go for the pin. Stasiak comes up behind Paisley as she's on top of Stacy...and STASIAK GRABS PAISLEY BY THE HAIR, PULLING HER OFF STACY! Paisley screams and Stasiak rolls Paisley into the ring before sliding in. Paisley stands up and backs away in fear as Stasiak slowly walks towards her, eventually cornering Paisley against the turnbuckles. Paisley's trapped in the corner with nowhere to go and screams again as Stasiak raises his fist up, about to hit her.

    Kwee Wee recovers in time and turns Stasiak around, teeing off on him. Paisley slips out of the ring while Kwee Wee continues pounding away at Stasiak, losing his control and temper...WAKING UP HIS ALTER EGO, "ANGRY ALLAN"!

    Angry Allan beats Stasiak in the corner non-stop, letting all his rage out. The referee tries to intervene and break Kwee Wee/Angry Allan off Stasiak....BUT ALLAN SHOVES THE REFEREE DOWN AND REFUSES TO LET UP ON STASIAK, PROMPTING THE REFEREE TO CALL FOR THE BELL AND DISQUALIFY KWEE WEE!

    Winner by DQ: Shawn Stasiak (5.27)

    Post-Match: Security rush down to the ring to try and put a stop to Angry Allan, but Allan punches the security guards out and acts like a wild man in the ring, roaring and circling around to see if anybody else comes after him. Paisley gets on the ring apron and calls out to Allan, making him freeze. Allan stares at Paisley with a vacant look on his face and Paisley carefully enters the ring, giving Allan a bit of space, trying to calm him down. Angry Allan slowly turns back into Kwee Wee with all his rage washing away thanks to Paisley...and Kwee Wee asks Paisley what just happened in a calm but confused manner, remembering nothing about the end of the match or his transformation into "Angry Allan". Paisley consoles Kwee Wee as Scott Hudson calls her the "Betty Ross" to Kwee Wee's "Hulk", being the only one able to stop Angry Allan.

    Backstage: The camera goes to the back once again and we see the referees & road agents from earlier still banging on the door, screaming for The Harris Brothers to let DDP go. The door finally opens up and The Harris Brothers come walking out of the room, allowing the referees & road agents to enter and check on Diamond Dallas Page inside the room, who's laid out on the floor, left beaten to a pulp by Ron and Don Harris. The Harris Brothers leave the horrific scene while the referees & road agents scream to get medics for DDP.

    Commercial Break

    The show comes back from commercial, replaying what happened a moment ago with The Harris Brothers coming out of the room and DDP being found beaten to a pulp inside the room. Tenay informs the viewers that DDP has been immediately taken to a local hospital and that The Harris Brothers have left the arena. Tenay also tells us that DDP's tag team partner, Kevin Nash, has been notified of what happened and is on his way to the hospital right now. Scott Hudson calls The Harris Brothers "a couple of thugs" for their brutal assault on DDP, saying they need disciplinary action.

    Match Three
    (Main Event)

    "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" Hardcore Open Challenge
    Kanyon vs. Norman Smiley


    Kanyon comes out to the ring, sporting a new "Hardcore MVP" t-shirt in the same style and logo as his 2001 "Invasion/Alliance MVP" t-shirt. Norman Smiley brings a Trash Can filled with weapons down to the ring with him and tosses all the contents out including the Trash Can into the ring, leaving the weapon scattered out on the mat. The weapons laying on the mat are two Cookie Sheets, a Hockey Stick, a Crutch, a Steel Chair, and the Trash Can itself.

    Kanyon pounces on Norman Smiley soon as he steps through the ropes into the ring. Kanyon pummels Norman in the corner with punches to the face and kicks to his mid-section. Kanyon picks the Trash Can up and approaches Norman in the corner, raising the weapon above his head so he can hit him with it, but Norman lands a boot to Kanyon's face, making him back off with the Trash Can. Norman charges out of the corner and takes Kanyon down with a Lariat. Norman picks Kanyon up but gets decked with punches to the gut. Kanyon attempts an irish whip but Norman reverses, sending Kanyon to the ropes. Norman leap frogs Kanyon and then turns around just as Kanyon bounces off the opposite side of the ropes, placing the palm of his hand out in front of Kanyon's face, stopping Kanyon. Norman does the Big Wiggle dance in front of Kanyon, frustrating "The Innovator Of Offense" for a second. Kanyon tries to go for a Clothesline but Norman ducks under and hits a Twisting Delayed Scoop Slam on Kanyon.

    Norman takes the Crutch as Kanyon rolls on all fours and Smiley whacks Kanyon over his back with the Crutch. Norman hits Kanyon with the Crutch again across his arm, bending the Crutch upon impact. Norman throws the bent Crutch aside and turns Kanyon onto his back, making a cover. Kanyon kicks out of the pin. Norman goes up to the top turnbuckle, looking for a Double Axe Handle, but Kanyon grabs the Chair off the mat quickly and drills Norman in the stomach with the Chair as he's coming off the top. Kanyon smacks the Chair off Norman's back, dropping the first ever Hardcore Champion to the mat. Kanyon picks up Norman and drags him to the corner, bashing his face off the top turnbuckle before he opens up the Chair, placing it on the mat in front of Norman. Kanyon climbs on the top rope and drapes his leg over the back of Norman's head, using his hand for support, and then dives forward, driving Norman face-first onto the seat of the Chair with a Corner Leg Drop Bulldog.

    Kanyon goes for the pin and Norman raises his shoulder before three. Kanyon sets his sights on one of the Cookie Sheets, picking it off the mat. Kanyon raises the Cookie Sheet in the air intending to hit Norman, but Smiley punches him in the gut before he can connect. Norman gets the other Cookie Sheet and takes a swing at Kanyon, hitting him over the head with it. Kanyon wobbles a little from the impact but then fires back at Norman, cracking him over the head with his Cookie Sheet. Norman is rocked on his feet but takes another shot back at Kanyon with his Cookie Sheet. Kanyon gets a shot back in with his Cookie Sheet...leading to Norman and Kanyon exchanging more hits with the Cookie Sheets, speeding up their shots on each other. After taking numerous blows to the head from the Cookie Sheets, Kanyon and Smiley crown each other with their Cookie Sheets simultaneously, knocking each other down at the same time.

    Both men take their time recovering on the mat before they make it up to their feet. Norman goes for a punch but Kanyon ducks and picks Norman up on his shoulders in a fireman's carry, driving Norman face-first onto one of the Cookie Sheets with a Fireman's Carry Flapjack. Kanyon rolls Norman onto his back and hooks his leg for a pin. Norman kicks out at two and a half. Kanyon gets the Steel Chair from earlier and closes it up, wedging the Chair inbetween the middle turnbuckles. Kanyon raises Norman to his feet and tries to irish whip him into the Chair but Norman reverses, whipping Kanyon back-first into the Chair in the corner. Kanyon stumbles out of the corner, holding his back, and Norman kicks him in the gut, planting him head-first into the mat with a DDT. Norman reaches down, grabbing the Hockey Stick, and waits for Kanyon to get back on his feet.

    Norman swings the Hockey Stick across Kanyon's back, putting him on his hands & knees. Norman waits for Kanyon to stand up again before he charges at him with the Hockey Stick, but Kanyon ducks down and Back Body Drops Norman over the top rope to the outside, holding onto the Stick. Kanyon takes a breather inside the ring before he turns around, seeing Norman get back up outside. From ringside, Norman grabs Kanyon's ankle with the toe of the Hockey Stick and trips Kanyon up in the ring using the Stick. Norman then yanks Kanyon underneath the bottom rope, pulling him out of the ring. Norman drills Kanyon in the gut with the Hockey Stick before he tucks the Hockey Stick underneath Kanyon's crotch and low blows him with the Stick. Kanyon grabs his crotch and falls to his knees in pain as the audience cringes with a big "OOH" out of their mouths. Norman pins Kanyon on the ringside floor but Kanyon manages to kick out.

    Norman brings Kanyon to his feet and irish whips him to the guardrail, sending him crashing back-first against it. Norman grabs Kanyon's head and drags him over to the commentary desk, bashing Kanyon's face off the desk repeatedly. Kanyon lays bent over on the commentary desk with Norman standing behind him, and Norman gives him the Big Wiggle, slapping Kanyon on the ass while he's on the desk. Once Norman finishes the Big Wiggle, he locks Kanyon in the Norman Conquest (Crossface Chickenwing). The referee asks Kanyon if he wants to submit but Kanyon says nothing in response. Kanyon seems like he may be on the verge of going lights out....until Kanyon mule kicks Norman in the groin, forcing Smiley to release the Norman Conquest.

    Norman is bent over, holding his groin, and Kanyon sees a Glass Candy Jar on the commentary desk that belongs to Scott Hudson.

    KANYON TAKES SCOTT HUDSON'S CANDY JAR OFF THE COMMENTARY DESK AND TURNS AROUND, SMASHING THE JAR OVER NORMAN'S HEAD!

    Broken pieces of glass go flying all over the ringside floor and Norman drops to the floor mat, busted open.

    Norman's unconscious and Kanyon pulls his carcass off the floor, rolling his limp body back in the ring. Kanyon slides underneath the bottom rope and covers Norman for a three count, picking up another win in his Hardcore Open Challenge.

    Winner: Kanyon (7.48)

    Post-Match: Kanyon gets his arm held up by the referee and goes to the corner to celebrate on the second turnbuckle while Scott Hudson complains in the background about Kanyon taking his Candy Jar and breaking it over Norman's head. We're shown highlights from the match before the camera comes back live in the arena and Kanyon is still celebrating in the ring. The referee is checking up on Norman Smiley and Kanyon stares down at Smiley...before he goes and picks up the Steel Chair, wanting to do more damage to Smiley. The referee yells at Kanyon to put the Chair down but "The Hardcore MVP" scares him out of the ring with the weapon. Kanyon sets up to hit Norman with the Chair...but gets distracted by a very loud pop in the arena from the fans.

    ROB VAN DAM COMES DASHING DOWN THE RING!

    "Mr. Wednesday Night" returns, not being seen since last Wednesday on Thunder when Kanyon dropped the Garage Door on him. Kanyon turns around with the Chair, getting startled by the appearance of the Hardcore Champion.

    VAN DAM SLIDES INTO THE RING AND KANYON TAKES A SWING AT HIM WITH THE CHAIR...

    BUT RVD DUCKS THE CHAIR SHOT....AND HITS A VAN DAMINATOR TO KANYON WHEN HE TURNS AROUND!


    Kanyon goes down and the crowd pop once again for the Van Daminator. RVD picks up the Chair and tries to get another crack at Kanyon, but Kanyon quickly rolls out of the ring and retreats up the aisle, holding his head. The fans are bursting with cheers as RVD holds the Chair in his hand, staring at Kanyon from the ring. Van Dam angrily mouths "Come on, motherfucker!", challenging Kanyon to get back in the ring, but Kanyon refuses, still heading to the back in a hurry. Kanyon disappears behind the curtain and RVD kneels besides Norman Smiley, checking on him as the show cuts to a commercial break.

    Commercial Break

    The show returns, showing a replay of Rob Van Dam saving Norman Smiley from Kanyon with the Van Daminator before the commercial.

    Mike Tenay and Scott Hudson change the topic, bringing up what happened at the end of Nitro between Scott Steiner and Eric Bischoff. The commentators play us a video package of Big Poppa Pump interrupting Eric Bischoff's announcement before he could reveal who would challenge Scott Steiner for the World Heavyweight Title at The Great American Bash. The package then shows Steiner trading heated words with the President before attacking him, hitting two Overhead Belly To Belly Suplexes on the boss and then putting the Steiner Recliner on Bischoff. The package comes to an end with Steiner being pulled off and tackled to the mat by police & security guards. Then being hauled out of the arena in handcuffs while Eric Bischoff lays on the mat being treated by EMT's. Mike Tenay gives us an update on the situation, letting us know that Eric Bischoff is resting at home. But says Eric Bischoff will be back next week on Nitro to address the attack by Scott Steiner. Scott Hudson questions if Scott Steiner will be stripped of the title and fired by Eric Bischoff come next Monday, asking what that will mean for The Great American Bash.

    The lights go out, covering the arena in complete darkness, and the fans start making loud noise in the background, going crazy.

    *Seek And Destroy*

    In-Ring: Flashing lights take effect in the arena and Metallica's "Seek And Destroy" has the crowd on their feet, playing out Sting and The Demon, who both receive a huge pop from the crowd. Sting and Demon stand side-by-side on the stage, looking out at the fans. Sting points to the crowd on both sides of the arena before he cups his mouth with both hands and gives off a loud "WOO!", being reciprocated back by the fans. Sting and Demon start walking down the aisle together in silence, just staring ahead as they approach the ring. Demon climbs into the ring first and Sting steps in the ring next, ascending the second turnbuckle for another "WOO!" to the fans. Sting gets down from the second turnbuckle and The Demon hands him a microphone to do the talking for the both of them as the lights return to normal in the arena. Seek And Destroy cuts off, turning up the volume of the crowd's cheers for Sting and The Demon.

    Sting belts out another "WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" on the microphone, encouraging the crowd to get even louder.

    "Man, it feels great to back...here in Wichita, Kansas!"

    Cheap pop.

    "You guys are awesome."

    The crowd begin to fade down for Sting.

    "After what Raven and Vampiro did on Nitro, I needed this. I needed my Stingers to lift up my spirits again. Raven and Vampiro, they locked me in a Straightjacket. Cracked me over my head with a Steel Chair and a Trash Can. Lashed me across my back over & over with a Leather Strap, so much so that I'm still wearing the welts on my back. As far as I can remember, I've never taken a beating like that before. Who knows how much more they could've done if I hadn't been saved."

    Sting gives The Demon a look of respect.

    "Raven, you mentioned last month that my demons were calling for me to come back home. Well guess what? I don't need those demons...cause I went out and got myself a new Demon. A Demon that has my back against you and Vampiro. A Demon that will help me take you and Vampiro straight to Hell and back. Raven, you've referred to us before as 'Brothers Of Darkness'. Vampiro, they used to call you and I, 'Brothers In Paint'. Well, boys, you're looking at my new 'Brother Of Darkness', my new 'Brother In Paint' standing next to me."

    The camera gets a shot of The Demon's face.

    "If you're the new 'Unholy Alliance' around here. Then you're looking at the new 'Creatures Of The Night' right here."

    We see a shot of both Sting and The Demon now as Sting calls the both of them "Creatures Of The Night", a reference to the KISS album.

    "Raven! Vampiro! They got one over on me on Monday. They whooped me like a dog."

    Sting takes a pause and looks into the hard camera.

    "But now it's our turn to whip them."

    Another pause from The Stinger as the crowd cheers.

    "We can do this under Raven's Rules. We can do this under my rules. We can do this under any rules you like. It's doesn't matter which. Raven, Vampiro. Step out from wherever you're hiding. From the shadows you're lurking in. Cause it's time for a showdown. IT'S SHOWTIME, FOLKS!!!"

    Sting drops his mic on the mat and both Sting & Demon turn to the entrance, waiting for Raven and Vampiro to show up. Sting and Demon are kept waiting for some time...until the audience start to boo loudly and the camera captures Raven standing at the top of the stairs in the crowd on the left side of the arena. The camera then switches to the right of the arena where we see Vampiro standing at the top of the stairs in the crowd on that side. Sting and Demon stand in the middle of the ring, looking to their left and right, staring at Raven and Vampiro from afar. Sting and Demon motion for them to come to the ring, but Raven and Vampiro remain still in the crowd on opposite sides of the arena. Vampiro does a throat slit gesture while Raven watches in silence with a blank expression on his face for what happens next.

    A WATERFALL OF BLOOD POURS DOWN FROM THE TOP OF THE ARENA, BATHING STING AND DEMON IN A BLOODBATH!



    The fans react horrified and can't stop staring as Sting and Demon stand paralyzed in the middle of the ring, drenched entirely in blood. The ring mat is covered in a big pool of blood and the commentators are screaming in shock. The camera cuts to Raven and Vampiro in the crowd once again, who both turn around and leave on their sides of the arena. The show closes on a final shot of Sting and Demon in the ring, who wipe some of the blood off their faces as they're dripping with it from head to toe.

    Copyright 2001
    World Championship Wrestling Inc
    All Rights Reserved




    June 17th 2001

    Baltimore Arena
    Baltimore, Maryland


    Hardcore Championship
    "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" Open Challenge
    Rob Van Dam (c) vs. Kanyon


    World Tag Team Championship
    The Impact Players (Lance Storm and Justin Credible) (c) vs. KroniK (Brian Adams and Bryan Clark)


    WCW 2001 (WCW wins the Monday Night War) Is Your Hookup

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