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    WCW 2001 (WCW wins the Monday Night War)

    In an alternate reality, WCW has purchased the World Wrestling Federation with help from Eric Bischoff, winning the Monday Night Wars. The WWF held it's last show, Wrestlemania X7 on April 1st 2001 before closing it's doors. WCW has also purchased Extreme Championship Wrestling, becoming the last major promotion standing. Eric Bischoff has been rehired as President of WCW, ushering in a new era for World Championship Wrestling.

    Roster

    A.J. Styles
    Air Paris
    Alex Wright
    Animal
    Bam Bam Bigelow
    Billy Kidman
    Big Vito
    Booker T.
    Buff Bagwell
    Cash
    Cassidy O' Reilly
    Chavo Guerrero Jr.
    Chuck Palumbo
    Chris Candido
    Chris Harris
    Christopher Daniels
    Crowbar
    David Flair
    Dewayne Bruce
    Diamond Dallas Page
    Disco Inferno
    Dustin Rhodes
    Dusty Rhodes
    Elix Skipper
    Ernest Miller
    Evan Karagias
    Goldberg
    Hacksaw Jim Duggan
    Harris Brothers
    Hugh Morrus
    Hulk Hogan
    Scotty O
    Shane Helms
    Jamie Knoble
    Jason Jett
    Jeff Jarrett
    Johnny The Bull
    Justin Credible
    Kanyon
    Kaz Hayashi
    Ken Shamrock
    Kevin Nash
    Kid Romeo
    Konnan
    Kronik
    Kwee Wee
    Lance Storm
    Lash LeRoux
    Lex Luger
    M.I. Smooth
    Mark Jindrak
    Meng
    Mike Awesome
    Mike Sanders
    Norman Smiley
    Raven
    Reno
    Rey Misterio Jr.
    Rhino
    Ric Flair
    Rick Steiner
    Rob Van Dam
    Scott Steiner
    Sean O'Haire
    Shane Douglas
    Shannon Moore
    Shawn Stasiak
    Steve Corino
    Sting
    Terry Funk
    The Demon
    The Giant
    The Sandman
    The Wall
    Vampiro
    Yun Yang

    Tag-Teams

    Boogie Knights (Disco Inferno & Alex Wright)
    Chuck Palumbo & Sean O'Haire
    Crowbar & David Flair
    KroniK (Brian Adams & Bryan Clark)
    Mamalukes (Big Vito & Johnny The Bull)
    Team Canada (Lance Storm & Mike Awesome)
    The Harris Brothers
    The Impact Players (Lance Storm & Justin Credible)
    The Insiders (Kevin Nash & DDP)
    Totally Buff (Lex Luger & Buff Bagwell)

    Cruiserweight Tag-Teams

    3-Count (Evan Karagias & Shannon Moore)
    Air Raid (A.J Styles & Air Paris)
    Cash & Jamie Knoble
    Filthy Animals (Billy Kidman & Rey Misterio Jr)
    Jung Dragons (Kaz Hayashi & Yun Yang)
    Kid Romeo & Elix Skipper

    Stables

    Filthy Animals (Billy Kidman, Rey Misterio Jr, Konnan & Tygress)
    Scott Steiner, Rick Steiner, Road Warrior Animal & Midajah
    The Triple Threat (Shane Douglas, Chris Candido & Bam Bam Bigelow)
    Team Canada (Lance Storm, Mike Awesome & Justin Credible)

    Females

    Daffney
    Midajah
    Ms Jones
    Paisley
    Stacy Keibler
    Tygress

    Personnel

    President: Eric Bischoff
    Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Jerry Lawler (Nitro) Mike Tenay & Scott Hudson (Thunder)
    Announcer: Dave Penzer
    Interviewer: Mean Gene

    PPV's

    January: Souled Out
    February: SuperBrawl
    March: Uncensored
    April: Spring Stampede
    May: Slamboree
    June: The Great American Bash
    July: Bash At The Beach
    August: Road Wild
    September: Fall Brawl
    October: Halloween Havoc
    November: Mayhem
    December: Starrcade

    Champions

    World Heavyweight Championship: Scott Steiner (defeated Booker T, November 26th 2000, Mayhem)
    United States Heavyweight Championship: Ken Shamrock (defeated Booker T, April 22nd 2001, Spring Stampede)
    World Tag Team Championship: The Impact Players (defeated Chuck Palumbo & Sean O' Haire, April 22nd 2001, Spring Stampede)
    Hardcore Championship: Rob Van Dam (won 20-Man Hardcore Battle Royal, April 2nd 2001, Monday Nitro)
    Cruiserweight Championship: Shane Helms (defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr., March 18th 2001, Greed)
    Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship: Filthy Animals (defeated Kid Romeo & Elix Skipper, April 16th 2001, Monday Nitro)
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    Re: WCW 2001 (WCW wins the Monday Night War)



    April 2nd 2001

    The Scope
    Norfolk, Virginia


    Opening Intro

    The show opens up with pyro and fireworks. The crowd are going nuts, excited to be there. Tony Schiavone talks in the background, welcoming the fans to Nitro, hyping up the first show of a brand new era in World Championship Wrestling.

    *White Train*

    In-Ring: Eric Bischoff makes his entrance to the ring and gets a mixed reaction of boos and cheers from the fans. Bischoff has a great big smile on his face and grabs himself a microphone. Eazy E announces that "HE'S BACK" as President of WCW and welcomes the fans to the show. Bischoff declares that "THE WAR IS OVER", referring to WCW's purchase of the World Wrestling Federation. Eric talks about how it's been a long hard fight but they've finally beat the competition. Bischoff goes on to take potshots at Vince McMahon and his family. Eric hints at bringing in WWF talent and asks the fans in attendance who they would like to see come over. Bischoff starts throwing out random names. The first name that's mentioned is The Undertaker and the fans cheer. The next name that gets brought up is Kurt Angle and the fans cheer again. X-Pac is mentioned and the fans start booing, making it clear that they think "X-Pac Sucks!". The next name out of the bag is Triple H and the crowd pop. The final two names that get brought up are The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin, both of whom receive the loudest cheers from the audience. Bischoff disappoints the fans though by telling them that none of those names will ever work for WCW and that he's burying the WWF for good, quoting The Undertaker's line of "Rest In Peace". Bischoff says there is one name however from the WWF that has a new home at WCW. He's Tony Schiavone's newest broadcast partner...JERRY "THE KING" LAWLER!!!

    *The Bogatyr Gates*

    The King comes out to a huge ovation and Lawler waves at the crowd on his way over to the broadcast table. "Thank God, it's not Jim Ross" says Tony Schiavone as he stands up and starts clapping for his new announce partner. Jerry Lawler shakes Tony Schiavone's hand and puts on his headset. "Tony Schiavone, I know you like to claim that every night is the greatest night in the history of our sport, but tonight you can go ahead and truly claim that this is the greatest night in the history of our sport because The King has arrived in WCW." says Jerry Lawler. "It's great to have you on board here in WCW. All hail The King." responds Tony Schiavone. The camera cuts back to Eric Bischoff in the ring once Jerry Lawler settles in at the broadcast table. Bischoff continues where he left off, saying he's ushering in a new era for World Championship Wrestling. And since it's a new era, he's going to make two big changes. The changes being that he's bringing Kevin Nash and Goldberg out of retirement and they are allowed to wrestle for WCW once again. News of this causes the crowd to blow the roof off. Eric is about to wrap things up when he gets interrupted.

    *Scott Steiner Theme*

    The World Heavyweight Champion walks out with his brother, Rick, and their partner in crime, Road Warrior Animal. All 3 men get in the ring and Scott Steiner goes face to face with Eric Bischoff, snatching the microphone out of his hand. Steiner tells Eric that his decision to bring back Kevin Nash is bullshit! He says Eric owes him one and should be thanking him for keeping the ratings up and putting the WWF out of business cause he's the champion and top dog in the company. Big Poppa Pump insults Bischoff and threatens to beat him up if he doesn't show him any respect around here as champion.

    *Seek And Destroy*

    Sting marches out to a big pop, interrupting Big Poppa Pump. Steiner doesn't appreciate the interruption, complaining to Eric about Sting like he knew he would come out. The Stinger enters the ring and gets handed a mic. Steiner asks Sting what he's doing out here and Sting makes his intention known, telling Steiner that he wants to face him for the title tonight since he put him on the shelf late last year. The crowd are all for it but Steiner is not, telling Sting that he has to earn a title shot. Bischoff gets another mic from the timekeeper and says for once he actually agrees with Scott Steiner. So what he's gonna do is put Sting in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match against Rick Steiner and Road Warrior Animal in the main event and if Sting wins then he will get a World Heavyweight Title match against Scott Steiner at Spring Stampede. The announcement of this infuriates Scott Steiner and Big Poppa Pump grabs Eric Bischoff by his collar. Sting grabs Steiner's shoulder and turns him around, throwing a punch at his face. Rick Steiner and Animal try to attack Sting but they also receive punches and chops to the head. Eric Bischoff jumps out of the ring while Sting fights off Rick Steiner and Animal. Sting gets clubbered from behind by Scott Steiner. Scott, Rick and Animal triple team Sting with punches and kicks. Scott, Rick and Animal take their focus off Sting and taunt the fans, who boo them back. Sting pulls his trusty Baseball Bat from out of his trench coat and nails Animal in the gut with the Bat once he turns around. Sting then nails Rick with the Bat. Scott bails out of the ring before Sting can hit him. Scott pulls Animal and Rick out of the ring to safety and all 3 men retreat up the ramp. Scott badmouths Sting on his way to the back and Sting points his Baseball Bat at Steiner, remaining silent but getting the message across to him.

    Commercial Break

    A replay of the opening segment is shown before we're taken to the first match of the night.

    Match One
    WCW Cruiserweight Championship
    Shane Helms (c) vs. Shannon Moore (w/ Evan Karagias)


    The match begins with Evan Karagias distracting Shane Helms on the ring apron. Helms goes for Karagias but Evan jumps down from the ring apron and Shannon takes advantage of the distraction, attacking Helms from behind. Shannon starts out dominant against his former 3 Count partner. Helms makes a comeback, turning the match into a back and forth contest. Helms and Moore show off their impressive athletic abilities, pulling out creative aerial maneuvers and countering each other's stuff. Evan Karagias continues to be a pest at ringside, providing interference and attacking Helms outside while Shannon Moore distracts the referee inside the ring. Shannon nearly gets a three count (no pun intended) with a Springboard Crossbody. Shannon goes for Bottoms Up but Shane moves out of the way and tries for a Vertebreaker. Shannon flips out of that though, landing on his feet behind Helms, and both men land Superkicks on each other at the same time. After both men get up and beat a ten count from the referee, Shannon gets tossed over the top rope with a Back Body Drop. Evan helps Shannon up to his feet at ringside and Helms takes out both Evan and Shannon with a Tope Con Hilo. Helms throws Shannon back in the ring to resume the match. Evan recovers later and jumps up on the ring apron, getting into an argument with the referee. Helms reverses a rear waistlock on Shannon and pushes Shannon into Evan, knocking him off the ring apron. Helms puts Shannon away with The Nightmare On Helms Street and it's good for the three count to retain the Cruiserweight Title.

    Winner and STILL Cruiserweight Champion: Shane Helms

    Backstage: Ric Flair, Lex Luger and Buff Bagwell confront Eric Bischoff in his office. Flair asks what management was thinking by bringing him back as President of the company. Buff Bagwell tells Eric that he made a terrible decision bringing back Goldberg and he needs to reconsider it. Bischoff tells Totally Buff that they needn't be concerned with Goldberg. They should be concerned with the Tag Team Turmoil he's booked them in for later on in the show. Bischoff says the Tag Team Turmoil is to decide who's the No. 1 Contenders for the World Tag Team Titles. Bischoff tells Flair that he doesn't like his attitude and says he could take him off television again just like he did couple years prior. But he won't do that. Instead he says Ric can be at ringside to manage Totally Buff for the Tag Team Turmoil. Eric tells Flair, Luger and Bagwell to leave his office before he changes his mind and takes them all off television.

    Match Two
    Mini-Tournament to determine the No. 1 Contenders for the Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship
    The Filthy Animals (Rey Misterio Jr. and Billy Kidman) (w/ Tygress) vs. Air Raid (AJ Styles and Air Paris)


    Tony Schiavone lets us know the next tournament match will take place on Thunder this week between The Jung Dragons and Cash & Jamie Knoble. Rey Misterio Jr. and AJ Styles decide to start the match off. Before the bell rings, AJ offers out his hand to Rey for a handshake. Rey accepts the handshake, only to kick AJ in the gut, playing possum with him. Much like the opening match, both teams put their aerial skills on display and show why they're human highlight reels. The veteran experience of Misterio and Kidman gives them the edge over the rookie pairing of Styles and Paris. However, Air Raid prove they're not to be taken lightly in the Cruiserweight Division and AJ Styles puts on the biggest spot of the match when he crashes down on top of Misterio, Kidman and Paris outside the ring with a Springboard Moonsault off the the top rope. AJ Styles misses a Spiral Tap on Billy Kidman, pretty much taking himself out of the match, leaving Air Paris to try and win the match on his own for their team. Paris tries to plant Kidman off the top turnbuckle with a Frankensteiner, but Kidman is the one that ends up driving him off the top turnbuckle with an Avalanche BK Bomb to get the win for The Filthy Animals. Post-match, The Filthy Animals shake hands with Air Raid, having gained respect for the rookie team.

    Winners and advancing to the next round: The Filthy Animals

    Ringside: A camera picks up Raven sitting in the front row of the crowd, watching the show. Half of the arena cheer Raven since he's a former WCW star and the other half boo him since the last time he was seen was on WWF programming. Tony Schiavone is surprised like everybody else to see him in the arena and asks Jerry Lawler what Raven is doing here at the show. Lawler replies that he doesn't know either.

    Match Three
    20-Man Hardcore Battle Royal for the vacant WCW Hardcore Championship
    Bam Bam Bigelow, Crowbar, David Flair, Dewayne Bruce, Dustin Rhodes, Ernest Miller, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, ???, Kwee Wee, Konnan, Lash LeRoux, ???, Mike Sanders, Norman Smiley, Reno, ???, Shawn Stasiak, Terry Funk, The Demon, The Wall


    The first 17 entrants make their way down to the ring, a few of them carrying weapons in their hands. The 17 men are left waiting inside the ring and a familiar theme hits the PA system.

    *Meng's Theme*

    The crowd and the participants in the ring react with shock as Meng comes charging down to the ring like an uncaged animal, making his return to WCW. Meng joins the other wrestlers in the ring, challenging anyone to come after him. A different theme starts playing, a somewhat familiar theme.

    *Unledded*

    The surprises keep coming as Hardcore Hak aka The Sandman marches down to the ring, carrying a Singapore Cane. Hak gets a pop from the crowd, also making his return to WCW. Hak joins the rest of the men in the ring, ready to tear into someone with his Cane. Another theme starts blasting out into the arena but this one is an unrecognizable one, never heard before in WCW.

    *Van Daminator*

    Meng and Hardcore Hak's surprise entrants gave the crowd a pretty big shock but the biggest shock is reserved for the next and final entrant, Rob Van Dam. The entire arena are on their feet, marking out as The Whole F'N Show comes walking down to the ring. The wrestlers in the ring are stunned too by RVD's arrival in WCW. Soon as Rob Van Dam gets in the ring, the Hardcore Battle Royal gets underway with everyone pounding away at each other. Some of the participants take their battles outside the ring and retrieve weapons from wherever they can find them whether it be underneath the ring, at ringside, anywhere. The first elimination occurs when Shawn Stasiak is sent flying over the top rope from a Singapore Cane shot by Hardcore Hak.

    Shawn Stasiak is eliminated by Hardcore Hak

    Hak swings his Singapore Cane at anyone else that gets in his way. Hacksaw Jim Duggan gets in some good shots with his 2x4 and sends Mike Sanders out of the ring with a Three Point Stance Clothesline.

    Mike Sanders is eliminated by Hacksaw Jim Duggan

    Screamin Norman Smiley trades shots to the head with Terry Funk using Baking Trays. Bam Bam Bigelow takes advantage of both men's weakened state and Clotheslines them over the top rope for a double elimination.

    Norman Smiley and Terry Funk are eliminated by Bam Bam Bigelow

    Crowbar and David Flair work together to eliminate Reno, linking their Crowbars together to Clothesline Reno out of the ring.

    Reno is eliminated by Crowbar and David Flair

    Crowbar and David Flair turn on each other, engaging in a brawl. Both men go tumbling together over the top rope at the same time, eliminating each other from the match.

    Crowbar and David Flair eliminate each other

    Crowbar and David Flair continue brawling outside the ring. Referees try to break the two nutjobs up. Only their manager Daffney manages to break them up, grabbing them both by the hair and dragging them off to the back together, getting them under her control. The action continues inside the ring and Dustin Rhodes goes wild with his Texas Bullrope, choking Lash LeRoux with it and nailing Hardcore Hak & The Demon with the Cowbell. Kwee Wee gets the Cowbell to his head before Dustin gives Kwee Wee Shattered Dreams and then throws him out over the top rope.

    Kwee Wee is eliminated by Dustin Rhodes

    The Wall and Dewayne Bruce end up battling on the ring apron. A Table has been set up outside the ring and The Wall sends Dewayne crashing through the Table with a Chokeslam off the ring apron, eliminating him.

    Dewayne Bruce is eliminated by The Wall

    Bam Bam Bigelow charges at The Wall with a Bowl and whacks him over the head with it, knocking The Wall off the ring apron for an elimination.

    The Wall is eliminated by Bam Bam Bigelow

    The Demon gets his hands on a Trash Can and bashes it over Meng's head. However, the Trash Can has no effect on Meng and it just causes him to explode into a rage. Meng nails The Demon with a Throat Thrust and tosses him over the top rope.

    The Demon is eliminated by Meng

    Meng goes on a headbutting frenzy, delivering Headbutts to anyone in his way. Meng grabs Lash LeRoux and throws him over the top rope. LeRoux hangs onto the top rope with both hands and his feet barely touches the ground. LeRoux tries to skin the cat back into the ring but Meng clocks him over the head with a Trash Can Lid and LeRoux falls to the ground with both feet touching the floor.

    Lash LeRoux is eliminated by Meng

    Ernest Miller tries to get a piece of Meng, throwing karate chops and kicks at him. None of them faze the Tongan and Meng delivers a Superkick to The Cat that sends him out of the ring.

    Ernest Miller is eliminated by Meng

    Meng continues to go wild in the ring and keeps his elimination spree going, tossing guys left and right.

    Dustin Rhodes is eliminated by Meng

    Konnan is eliminated by Meng

    Hardcore Hak is eliminated by Meng

    Following Hak's elimination, Meng turns around and sees Bam Bam Bigelow standing across the ring from him. The two beasts roar at each other and bust out into a brawl. Bigelow scoops Meng up in his arms and throws him over the top rope. Meng hangs onto the ring ropes though and stands up on the ring apron. Bigelow charges at Meng, trying to knock him off the ring apron but Meng catches Bigelow with the Tongan Death Grip. Meng pulls Bigelow over the top rope while still having the deadly hold applied and sends him onto the floor outside, eliminating him.

    Bam Bam Bigelow is eliminated by Meng

    Meng and Rob Van Dam are the last two men in the Battle Royal. But it doesn't take long for the final elimination to occur as RVD throws a Steel Chair at Meng, which the big man catches while he's standing on the ring apron, and RVD hits a Van Daminator to Meng, knocking him off the ring apron to win the Battle Royal and become the new Hardcore Champion.

    Meng is eliminated by Rob Van Dam

    Winner and NEW Hardcore Champion: Rob Van Dam

    Commercial Break

    Backstage: Bam Bam Bigelow is sitting in the locker room, resting up after a gruelling Hardcore Battle Royal. Shane Douglas walks into the locker room and tells Bigelow that he wants to talk to him. Bigelow refuses to talk to him, telling Shane to go away. Shane tells Bigelow that when he's done embarrassing himself out there on his own, to call him. Shane leaves the locker room, leaving Bigelow confused as to what he meant.

    Match Four
    Jeff Jarrett vs. Hugh Morrus

    Jarrett and Morrus start out with a lock up. Morrus shoves Jarrett down to the mat. Jarrett realizes he can't match The Laughing Man on strength and power, so he relies on his technical abilities and his cunning to get the best of his bigger opponent. The referee accidentally takes a bump, leaving him groggy, and Morrus hits No Laughing Matter on Jarrett. Morrus pins Jarrett but there's no referee to count. Morrus checks up on the referee and Jarrett rolls out of the ring, grabbing his Guitar from ringside. Jarrett brings the balsa wood into the ring and smashes it over Morrus' head, knocking him out cold. Jarrett covers Morrus and the referee regains his senses in time to make the 3 count for Double J.

    Winner: Jeff Jarrett

    Post-Match: Jeff Jarrett grabs a microphone after the match and addresses the purchase of the WWF first, throwing shots at Vince McMahon. Once he's done insulting his former boss, he moves on to address "Da Man"...Goldberg! Jarrett says he's glad Eric Bischoff brought him back cause he wants to be the first one to "welcome" Goldberg back personally. Jarrett says he was proclaimed "The Chosen One" couple years ago but the fans see it differently and want to hail Goldberg as "Da Man". Jarrett says he plans on proving the fans wrong by challenging Goldberg and beating him to show he's not only "The Chosen One" but also "Da Man". Jarrett tells Goldberg he'll wait for his answer to his challenge before he drops the mic and leaves the ring.

    Backstage: Tygress is in catering, getting herself a cup of coffee. Stacy Keibler is waiting in line behind Tygress and tells her to hurry up. Tygress tells Stacy to wait her turn. Stacy takes offense to being told to wait her turn, wanting her coffee now, and gets into an argument with Tygress. The two divas hurl insults at each other in front of the coffee table. Tygress makes fun of Stacy's relationship with Shawn Stasiak, provoking Stacy into slapping Tygress. Tygress slaps Stacy back and both women get into a catfight, scratching and clawing at each other while Jerry Lawler is getting excited on commentary back in the arena. Shawn Stasiak runs over to pull Tygress off Stacy but Konnan attacks Stasiak, running in to defend Tygress. Referees and road agents come in to seperate Konnan and Tygress from Stasiak and Stacy, holding each duo back.

    Match Five
    Tag Team Turmoil to determine the No. 1 Contenders for the World Tag Team Championship
    Boogie Knights (Alex Wright and Disco Inferno) vs. KroniK (Brian Adams and Bryan Clark) vs. Team Canada (Mike Awesome and Lance Storm) vs. The Harris Brothers (Ron and Don) vs. The Mamalukes (Big Vito and Johnny The Bull) vs. Totally Buff (Lex Luger and Buff Bagwell) (w/ Ric Flair)


    Boogie Knights are the first team to enter the Tag Team Turmoil. Alex and Disco dance in the ring, waiting on their first opponents to come out. The sound of KroniK's theme blasting out into the arena puts a stop to The Boogie Knights' fun and The Knights watch in horror as Adams and Clark march down to the ring. Boogie Knights attack KroniK right away as soon as they step in the ring but not for long as Adams and Clark end up squashing them with High Times, disposing of them quickly and easily.

    Boogie Knights are eliminated by KroniK

    Totally Buff are the next team to enter with Ric Flair in their corner. Lex and Buff give KroniK a more competitive match than the first entrants especially with Flair helping them cheat. Flair turns his back to the ring and accidentally trips up Buff Bagwell as he's sent running to the ropes, thinking it's Bryan Clark. Clark puts Bagwell away with The Meltdown and Ric Flair turns around, realizing it was Buff he actually tripped up, costing Totally Buff the match. Flair is livid with himself at ringside.

    Totally Buff are eliminated by KroniK

    The World Tag Team Champions, Chuck Palumbo and Sean O' Haire are shown watching the match backstage on a TV monitor in the locker room. The Harris Brothers come out next and give KroniK the most competition of all the teams that have entered so far, matching Adams and Clark on size, power and strength. Unfortunantely for The Harris Brothers, they cost themselves the match when Ron hits Adams with a Chair causing the referee to disqualify him and his brother.

    The Harris Brothers are eliminated by DQ

    The referee sends Ron and Don Harris packing from the ring. Team Canada are next to come out. Lance Storm and Mike Awesome take advantage of a weakened Brian Adams. Adams eventually makes a hot tag to Bryan Clark, who cleans house. Clark is about to put away Storm with a Chokeslam and continue KroniK's winning streak in the Turmoil but The Harris Brothers run back down to ringside and attack Brian Adams. Clark abandons the Chokeslam and goes outside to help his partner. KroniK and The Harris Brothers brawl up the aisle and the referee counts out KroniK, putting a stop to their dominant streak.

    KroniK are eliminated by Count Out

    The Mamalukes are the final team to enter the Turmoil, battling it out with Team Canada. Mike Awesome brawls with Johnny The Bull outside the ring, leaving Big Vito and Lance Storm alone in the ring. The Italian is about to put away the Canadian with The Code Of Silence when in another shocking moment tonight Justin Credible jumps the crowd barricade with a Singapore Cane in his hand and slides into the ring, cracking Vito across the head with the Singapore Cane behind the referee's back. Credible gets out before the referee notices him and Storm crawls on top of Vito, covering him to make Team Canada the No. 1 Contenders to the Tag Team Titles.

    The Mamalukes are eliminated by Team Canada

    Winners and No. 1 Contenders: Team Canada

    Post-Match: Justin Credible gets back in the ring and Storm gets up to his feet, surprised to see Justin Credible. Storm and Credible smile at each other and hug it out, reuniting for the first time since Storm left ECW back in 2000. Mike Awesome joins Storm and Credible in the ring, celebrating the victory with them.

    Commercial Break

    Backstage: Lance Storm, Justin Credible and Mike Awesome continue celebrating backstage and are called over for an interview by Mean Gene. Gene is shocked by Credible's appearance, asking him what he's doing here. Credible tells Gene that he's here to help Team Canada make an "IMPACT" on the WCW tag team division.

    *Rap Sheet*

    In-Ring: The United States Heavyweight Champion, Booker T makes his entrance to the ring to cut a promo. Booker talks about how glad he is to be the United States Champion. He brings up the history and lineage of the belt, saying it's been held by great names like Harley Race, Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, Lex Luger, Sting, Diamond Dalas Page, Bret Hart, Goldberg and the list goes on. Booker says he wants to be a fighting champion that everyone can be proud of and he's gonna start by throwing out an Open Challenge for his title to anyone on the roster. Booker waits and Tony Schiavone talks about his appreciation of Booker T as a man and champion. Jerry Lawler thinks otherwise, saying it's a stupid decision for Booker to throw out this Open Challenge since he doesn't know who his opponent will be and he won't be prepared for them. Booker is kept waiting in the ring...until he is ambushed from behind by a fan in a hoodie, wearing a Sting mask over his face. The masked/hooded figure continues assaulting Booker and drops him with a Belly To Belly Suplex. The mystery man then puts an Ankle Lock on Booker T, leading to some fans believing it could be Kurt Angle despite what Eric Bischoff said earlier in the Opening Segment. The Ankle Lock is slapped on for about a minute and Booker taps out on the mat, possibly suffering a broken ankle. Referees and road agents run out to pull the mystery man off Booker. The mystery man shoves all the referees and road agents away from him before he stares down at Booker T, who's screaming in tons of pain on the mat. The mystery man then pulls his hood off and removes his Sting mask, revealing it to be Ken Shamrock. The arena is shocked to see The World's Most Dangerous Man in WCW. Shamrock picks up the US Title and stares at it before he throws it down on Booker T, and Shamrock exits the ring, jumping back over the barricade where he came from and leaving through the crowd.

    Commercial Break

    Backstage: Booker T is on a gurney surrounded by referees, agents and paramedics, about to be put in an Ambulance and whisked off to the hospital. Booker screams at the paramedics not to touch his ankle, which may be broken.

    A replay is shown of all the surprise returns and debuts tonight while Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler talk over the clips.

    Match Six
    (Main Event)

    2-on-1 Handicap Match
    If Sting wins, he gets a World Heavyweight Championship match against Scott Steiner at Spring Stampede
    Sting vs. Rick Steiner and Road Warrior Animal (w/ Scott Steiner and Midajah)


    The World Heavyweight Champion, Scott Steiner joins Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler on commentary for this one with Midajah standing behind the World Champion, holding his title. Lawler's obsessed with Midajah throughout the match, making jokes about her puppies. Sting and Rick Steiner begin the match. A distraction by Road Warrior Animal on the ring apron gives The Dog Faced Gremlin the advantage as he starts out with the upper hand over Sting. Just as Sting starts to mount a comeback against Rick, Animal uses dirty tactics to bring The Stinger down, which Steiner returns the favour later in the match when Sting makes a comeback on Animal. Steiner and Animal tag in and out to try and break down Sting with their roughness and toughness. A Powerslam by Animal nearly puts Sting away. Scott Steiner takes pleasure in the beating Animal and his brother are dishing out on Sting and insults Sting on commentary calling him all kinds of bad names and claiming himself to be the greatest m*********** on the planet. After roughing Sting up for the majority of the match, Scott Steiner stands up off his chair and tells Rick & Animal to finish Sting. Rick and Animal set Sting up for a Doomsday Device. Sting ducks Rick's Clothesline from the top turnbuckle and rolls up Animal with a Victory Roll, stealing the win with a surprise 3 count on the Road Warrior.

    Winner and receiving a World Title match at Spring Stampede: Sting

    Post-Match: Scott Steiner is stunned and throws his headsets down in anger, running into the ring. Sting rolls out of the ring before he becomes a victim of a 3-on-1, already spent from the 2-on-1 match he just endured. Scott, Rick and Animal are going ballistic inside the ring and Sting stares at all 3 men from outside the ring. Sting points at the World Heavyweight Title on Scott's shoulder, mouthing that he's coming for it at Spring Stampede and that he's gonna take it from him as the show comes to an end.

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

    I'm all for another WCW lives thread. Looking forward to seeing what you can produce, especially considering how stacked the roster will be once you bring in some guys from the now defunct companies.

    Good luck!








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    Yea looks good im in will review sometime good luck


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    April 4th 2001

    The Scope
    Norfolk, Virginia


    Opening Intro

    The show opens with pyro and fireworks as the crowd go crazy in the arena. Mike Tenay welcomes us to the show and introduces himself and Stevie Ray. Mike Tenay and Stevie Ray hype up tonight's main event between Sting and Road Warrior Animal before the show gets underway with its first match of the night.

    Match One
    Mini-Tournament to determine the No. 1 Contenders for the Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship
    The Jung Dragons (Kaz Hayashi and Yun Yang) vs. Cash and Jamie Knoble


    The night kicks off with fast paced action between the two Cruiserweight tag teams. The former Jamie-San starts the match with Kaz and talks trash to him while he beats him up, talking about how The Jung Dragons held him back from his true potential. Kaz uses his martial-arts to shut Knoble up and Jamie makes a tag to Cash. Cash is a little more aggressive than Knoble when he's in the ring with both Kaz and Yang. The match breaks down and Yang nearly puts Jamie away with Yang Time but Cash makes the save in time, breaking up the pinfall. Kaz takes himself and Jamie out with a Suicide Dive on the outside, leaving Cash and Yang alone in the ring. Yang goes for another attempt at Yang Time but Cash trips Yang up on the top turnbuckle. Cash plants Yang off the top turnbuckle with a Reverse Frankensteiner, almost driving him on his head, and Cash pins Yang to meet The Filthy Animals in the final round of the mini-tournament to decide who will face Kid Romeo and Elix Skipper for the Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles.

    Winners and advancing to the next round: Cash and Jamie Knoble

    Backstage: Ernest Miller is backstage with Ms. Jones, showing her some of his James Brown dance moves. Shannon Moore & Evan Karagias interrupt The Cat & Ms. Jones and laugh at Miller's dancing, telling him he can't dance and that James Brown would be spitting in his grave if he saw The Cat butcher his moves. Ms. Jones points out that James Brown is still alive before The Cat calls Karagias and Moore a couple of bums and asks them what they want. 3 Count respond that they had to come over and offer Miller some lessons on how to dance after they just saw what he did. Karagias tells Ms. Jones that he'd personally like to teach her a lesson and he doesn't mean for dancing. Karagias tries to stroke Jones' hair but Miller slaps his hand away and tells him not to touch her. Cat goes on to insult 3 Count, calling them the "Milli Vanilli of Wrestling" and telling them that they're dancing is worse than their lip syncing. Ms. Jones makes a witty remark that 3 Count can "Blame That On The Rain". Shannon Moore tells Jones to shut up. Miller tells Shannon to watch how he talks to Jones or else he'll whoop him and Karagias. To which Evan replies "Oh yeah?" before him and Shannon Moore start attacking Cat with punches. The Cat fires back with shots of his own at both Karagias and Moore. The Cruiserweight Champion, Shane Helms comes running over and joins the brawl, helping The Cat fight off Evan Karagias and Shannon Moore. Road agents intervene to break them up. The Cat & Shane Helms and Evan Karagias & Shannon Moore scream over each other as they're being held back.

    Match Two
    Brian Adams vs. Ron Harris

    A replay is shown during both men's entrances of Ron Harris getting DQ'd in the Tag Team Turmoil on Nitro after hitting Brian Adams with a Steel Chair and later The Harris Brothers costing KroniK the Tag Team Turmoil by Count Out. Brian Adams and Ron Harris pieface each other before the bell rings and they start slugging it out. This one is mostly a slow paced brawl with some powerhouse moves thrown into the mix. Adams gets thrown out of the ring by Ron and Ron distracts the referee while his brother Don sneaks down to the ring and attacks Adams outside the ring. Bryan Clark runs out to help his partner from Don. Ron gets out of the ring and both twin brothers double team Clark until Adams recovers and joins in, turning it into all out brawl between KroniK and The Harris Brothers. The referee counts out both Brian Adams and Ron Harris while the big brawl goes on at ringside. Security is forced to come out and seperate all 4 big men.

    Double Count Out

    Commercial Break

    Ringside: Raven is shown sitting in the front row again. Just like on Nitro, Raven receives a mixed reception from the crowd. Raven doesn't show any emotion though, just staring around. Mike Tenay and Stevie Ray don't know what to make of his appearance.

    *Kanyon Theme*

    In-Ring: Kanyon passes by his former Flock leader in the front row and shoots him a look as he goes over to grab a microphone from the timekeeper. Kanyon gets in the ring and waits for his theme to cut off before he asks the crowd "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" to which the entire arena replies "Everyone!", driving Kanyon nuts for a moment. Kanyon tells the audience that they're wrong though and says he's better than every fan in the building tonight. Kanyon also says that he knows he's better than everyone in the back too but he wants to give the roster a chance to try and prove him wrong, so Kanyon comes up with the concept of The "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" Open Challenge to absolutely anyone on the roster. He says if anyone manages to defeat him, he will admit that they are better than Kanyon. Kanyon throws out his challenge and waits in the ring for someone to accept. A bit of time passes and the first person to step up & accept the "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" Open Challenge is...Chavo Guerrero Jr.

    Match Three
    "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" Open Challenge
    Kanyon vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr.


    Kanyon and Chavo start out chain wrestling and have a competitive match. The Innovator Of Offense pulls out unique maneuvers while Chavo uses his Cruiserweight high-flying abilities and some of those famous Guerrero family submissions to wear his opponent down like the Camel Clutch and Gory Special. Kanyon and Chavo go through a little pinfall/kickout sequence in the middle of the match, reversing their various pins on each other. Kanyon reverses a Gory Bomb attempt into a Sunset Flip Pin. Chavo kicks out of the pin and both men roll up to their feet. Chavo charges at Kanyon but gets caught with a quick Flatliner to put him away.

    Winner: Kanyon

    Backstage: Lex Luger and Buff Bagwell are seen having a conversation with each other. Ric Flair comes over to apologize to Totally Buff for accidentally tripping up Buff Bagwell in the Tag Team Turmoil on Nitro and costing them the match. Luger and Bagwell don't say a word back to Flair, just staring at him, and walk off without accepting his apology, leaving Flair puzzled.

    Match Four
    Tygress (w/ Konnan) vs. Stacy Keibler (w/ Shawn Stasiak)

    We get a replay of Tygress and Stacy Keibler's catfight in catering on Nitro to show us how this match was set up. This isn't much of a match as it's more hair pulling, slapping, tackling, banging heads on the mat, punching and kicking. Tygress lands a Spear on Stacy and goes for the pin on her. Stacy's boyfriend, Shawn Stasiak gets up on the ring apron to distract the referee, preventing him from making the count. Konnan runs over and pulls Stasiak down from the ring apron, getting into a fight with him. Tygress stands up and shouts at the referee to get his attention. Tygress gets rolled up from behind with a Schoolgirl by Stacy, giving Keibler the surprise win.

    Winner: Stacy Keibler

    Broadcast Table/In-Ring: Mike Tenay addresses Ken Shamrock's surprise appearance on Nitro and calls for a replay of his attack on Booker T. Tenay asks Stevie Ray for an update on his brother. Stevie Ray confirms everyone's fears that Booker T suffered a broken ankle at the hands of Ken Shamrock when he put him in the Ankle Lock and he doesn't know how long Booker will be out of action. Stevie starts to lose his cool as he continues talking about his brother's condition and badmouths Ken Shamrock, threatening to beat the piss out of him if he ever sees him. As he continues insulting Shamrock on commentary, The World's Most Dangerous Man himself jumps the crowd barricade and blindsides Stevie Ray at the broadcast table. Tenay screams at Shamrock to stop as he beats up Stevie Ray. Shamrock scares off Tenay before he picks up Stevie Ray and throws him into the ring where he puts the Ankle Lock on Stevie Ray. Tenay is shouting for help for his broadcast partner. Referees and road agents rush down to the ring to break Shamrock off of Stevie Ray. Shamrock threatens to beat up the referees and road agents if they don't back away from him. Shamrock spits on Stevie Ray before he exits the ring and leaves up the entrance aisle. EMT's tend to Stevie Ray in the ring, who like his brother, could possibly have a broken ankle now.

    Commercial Break

    Coming back from the commercial break, a replay is shown of Shamrock's assault on Stevie Ray. Mike Tenay informs the viewers at home that Stevie Ray has been taken to a local hospital and he's joined by Scott Hudson at the broadcast table, filling in for the now injured Stevie Ray. Tenay and Hudson condemn Shamrock for his actions before they hype up Sting's upcoming World Heavyweight Title match against Scott Steiner at Spring Stampede. And we arrive at the main event.

    Match Five
    (Main Event)

    Sting vs. Road Warrior Animal

    Sting and Animal have a staredown in the center of the ring, talking a bit of trash to each other, before the bell rings and both men start exchanging punches. Animal has the edge over The Stinger when it comes to strength, nearly putting Sting away with some big powerful moves like a Running Powerslam and lifting him up for a Gorilla Press Slam. However, Sting never one to quit, continues fighting and kicking out, eventually getting the best of Animal in the brawling department and gets a little aerial on him, taking him down with a Diving Crossbody and landing a Body Splash from the top turnbuckle on him. Animal kicks out of them and tries to put away Sting with a Scoop Powerslam but The Stinger counters his Powerslam attempt into a Small Package for the three, pulling out another surprise pinfall on Animal this week.

    Winner: Sting

    Post-Match: Animal tries to attack Sting after the match but Sting clocks him with punches and chops to the head before he lands a Stinger Splash on Animal. Sting is about to hit The Scorpion Death Drop on Animal when Scott Steiner and Rick Steiner jump Sting from behind. Sting becomes the victim of a 3-on-1 beatdown from The Steiners and Road Warrior Animal. Scott Steiner puts Sting in The Steiner Recliner but not for long as he gets interrupted by..."SELF HIGH FIVE!".

    *Dog*

    Diamond Dallas Page runs out with Sting's Baseball Bat in his hand to save The Stinger, hitting Animal and Rick Steiner in the gut with the Bat. Scott Steiner attempts a Steinerline on DDP but Page ducks under his arm and quickly hands Sting the Baseball Bat, who takes the Bat and nails Big Poppa Pump in the stomach with it. Sting whacks Scott across the back with the Baseball Bat and both Animal & Rick Steiner pull Scott out of the ring to safety. Scott, Rick and Animal retreat up the aisle, having felt the wrath of Sting's Baseball Bat. Sting and DDP stand side by side in the ring, staring at The Steiners and Road Warrior Animal. Sting points his Bat at Scott Steiner's World Heavyweight Title to end the show.

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    April 22nd 2001

    Cow Palace
    San Francisco, California


    World Heavyweight Championship
    Scott Steiner (c) vs. Sting
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    Re: WCW 2001 (WCW wins the Monday Night War)

    I love the idea of WCW Lives, so I'll definitely be checking this out.

    I like the presentation, and the angles are making a solid start. There's clearly a load of potential here and I'm excited about the prospect of where you go. I'd love to get an understanding to the backstory of how we ended up here. It looks like WCW lost all the people they lost before, and yet somehow won. Did anything change? Did anyone stay who left in real life? Did they create a new star, or tap in to something different to survive? Why did the WWF die? That'd all be fascinating to hear!

    In terms of what would make this even better, I get that this is a momentous period in wrestling, but I'd encourage you to slow down with the pacing a little. There were so many reintroductions/debuts on Nitro that they started to lose appeal after a while. Hell, there were 3 in one match! Shamrock being there would have landed better for me if we didn't already have RVD, Hak, Meng, Raven and King debut, plus the news of Nash and Goldberg, and WWF being bought out, all in one show.

    I'd also encourage you to slow down on the volume of updates! One show a week is normally the maximum you can get away with before people stop checking in, simply because of the work involved with not falling behind.

    But aside from this, there are a lot of good signs here and I'll try to keep up. Good luck bud!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Keefmoon View Post
    I love the idea of WCW Lives, so I'll definitely be checking this out.
    Quote Originally Posted by Keefmoon View Post

    I like the presentation, and the angles are making a solid start. There's clearly a load of potential here and I'm excited about the prospect of where you go. I'd love to get an understanding to the backstory of how we ended up here. It looks like WCW lost all the people they lost before, and yet somehow won. Did anything change? Did anyone stay who left in real life? Did they create a new star, or tap in to something different to survive?
    Why did the WWF die? That'd all be fascinating to hear!

    In terms of what would make this even better, I get that this is a momentous period in wrestling, but I'd encourage you to slow down with the pacing a little. There were so many reintroductions/debuts on Nitro that they started to lose appeal after a while. Hell, there were 3 in one match! Shamrock being there would have landed better for me if we didn't already have RVD, Hak, Meng, Raven and King debut, plus the news of Nash and Goldberg, and WWF being bought out, all in one show.

    I'd also encourage you to slow down on the volume of updates! One show a week is normally the maximum you can get away with before people stop checking in, simply because of the work involved with not falling behind.

    But aside from this, there are a lot of good signs here and I'll try to keep up. Good luck bud!
    Appreciate the feedback.

    I didn't give much thought to the backstory and why WCW won other than it being an alternate reality. There's a bit in the opening segment where I had Scott Steiner mention that "Eric Bischoff should be thanking him for keeping the ratings up because he's the top dog/champion" although that was really just meant to be Scott being a cocky heel, taking the entire credit for WCW's win over the WWF. The only answers I can come up with right now for why WCW won and WWF didn't is that the tide turned around back in WCW's favor when guys like Booker T, Scott Steiner, maybe Jeff Jarrett became top stars the previous year and they helped bring the ratings up again for WCW. And the WWF making bad decisions (XFL meeting it's demise early, moving to TNN in September and costing them some of their audience so I've heard, Stephanie taking over as Head of Creative, Austin turning heel earlier than WM X7, Rock heading to Hollywood etc.), leading to them losing a lot of money & viewers, forcing them to sell, networks pulling the plug on their programmes or whatever. Just pulling stuff out of my ass as I didn't think it through really.

    I hear ya on the pacing. I figured since it was my first show and the first show for a brand new era in WCW that I'd try to make it very special in the vein of a Raw after Wrestlemania episode. But now that my "pilot" episodes of Nitro and Thunder are out, I won't try to do so many big things all on one show in the future.

    I'm down with one show a week from this point on. Was just eager to get my first Nitro and Thunder episodes out quickly.

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

    So this is well written man and I love a WCW Lives On type thing because you can go anywhere with it. Example would be you bringing in Ken Shamrock. I could see you using him like Lesnar in WWE now as a legit badass (least in WWE eyes he is) I am looking foward to seeing more of your work.


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

    Interested in this quite a bit. I dabbled in this idea (poorly) for my first ever project. I'll be interested to see what you end up doing with the WWF, I do anticipate an 'Invasion' happening of some sort eventually.

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    April 9th 2001

    Hampton Coliseum
    Hampton, Virginia


    Opening Intro

    The show opens on pyro & fireworks and the Hampton Coliseum are going berserk. Tony Schiavone welcomes everyone to Nitro and introduces himself & his broadcast partner, Jerry "The King" Lawler. Tony hypes up the main event between Diamond Dallas Page and Rick Steiner, the debut of Ken Shamrock tonight against Reno, a Hardcore Title match between Rob Van Dam and Bam Bam Bigelow, and Tony informs us that "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes is in the house tonight and he's got a major announcement to make. Tony finishes up and the show kicks off with Cruiserweight action.

    Match One
    WCW Cruiserweight Championship
    Shane Helms (c) vs. Evan Karagias (w/ Shannon Moore)


    Shannon Moore got his crack at the title against Helms last week with Evan in his corner, now the roles are reversed with Evan getting a title shot and Shannon in his corner. The match starts playing out like how it did last week with Shannon providing distractions and sneak attacks on the outside, giving Karagias the upper hand over Helms. Mid-match, the referee catches Shannon Moore tripping Helms up as he runs to the ropes and the referee orders Moore to the back, leaving Helms alone with Karagias in the ring, making the match fair now. With Moore gone, Karagias is vulnerable and Shane takes it to Evan, turning the match in his favor. All hope doesn't seem lost for Evan though as Shane whips him to the corner and Evan runs up the turnbuckles, executing The Outrageous Corkscrew on Helms. Evan covers Shane but unfortunately for him Helms gets his foot up on the bottom rope after the count of 2. Evan heads up to the top turnbuckle, looking for a 450 Splash, but Helms gets his knees up, crushing Evan's stomach. Helms drags Karagias up off the mat and hits The Nightmare On Helms Street. Helms pins Karagias but Shannon Moore sprints back down to the ring and jumps on top of Helms, breaking up the pinfall before the three. The referee calls for the bell, disqualifying Evan Karagias as a result.

    Winner by DQ and STILL Cruiserweight Champion: Shane Helms

    Post-Match: Both Shannon Moore and Evan Karagias double team Shane Helms, stomping him out on the mat together until they are interrupted by..."I'M THE GREATEST! 1-2, 1-2-3-HIT ME!"

    *Cat's The Greatest*

    Ernest Miller runs down to the ring with Ms. Jones by his side and The Cat slides into the ring, taking Evan Karagias and Shannon Moore out with karate kicks, saving Shane Helms' butt, returning the favor from Thunder when Shane jumped in to help The Cat fight off 3 Count. Evan Karagias and Shannon Moore retreat up the aisle while The Cat helps Shane Helms up to his feet. Helms thanks The Cat for his help and both men stare at Karagias & Moore. The Cat's music hits and Miller starts dancing in the middle of the ring with Ms. Jones while Shane Helms stands back in the corner, resting up from Karagias & Moore's attack.

    Commercial Break

    Match Two
    Bryan Clark vs. Don Harris

    Brian Adams went one-on-one with Ron Harris last week on Thunder but now it's Bryan Clark and Don Harris' turn. Some shoving ensues after both men make their entrances and the bell rings to get the match underway. This match goes as expected when you have two big boys in the ring, it's an all out slugfest between Clark and Harris although Clark does show some impressive agility for a man his size, taking Harris down with a Slingshot Back Elbow and a Diving Clothesline. Don almost puts Clark away with a Sidewalk Slam but no luck. The two men later land a Double Big Boot to each other's face at the same time, knocking each other down. As both men lay on the mat and the referee checks up on Bryan Clark, Ron Harris is seen crawling out from underneath the ring and Ron pulls his brother Don out of the ring, rolling into the ring himself and playing dead on the mat in the same spot where Don originally was, pulling twin magic behind the referee's back. Bryan Clark gets back up to his feet and bends down to pick up "Don" but "Don" rolls up Clark with a Small Package, stealing the three.

    Winner: "Don" Harris

    Post-Match: Ron rolls out of the ring and picks the real Don up off the floor, raising his arm in the air. Brian Adams comes running down to the ring and both Harris Brothers climb over the guardrail, leaving through the crowd. Adams climbs into the ring and tries to tell the referee that Ron & Don switched places and pulled one over on him but the referee remains ignorant as to what happened, believing it was actually Don Harris that pinned Bryan Clark. The referee leaves the ring, leaving KroniK pissed off in the ring about the outcome.

    Backstage: Mean Gene is standing by with Hardcore Hak. Hardcore Hak is smoking a cigarette and before Gene starts his interview, Gene tells him to put out his cigarette. Hak doesn't though and continues smoking. Gene addresses him by his WCW given name, saying he's standing here with Hardcore Hak. Hak cuts Gene off and tells him not to call him "Hardcore Hak". "Hak" says that isn't his name. He says his name is The Sandman. Gene responds "The Sandman?" in confusion. The Sandman says he isn't "Hardcore", he's "Extreme", so he doesn't want to be called "Hardcore Hak" anymore. Gene goes "Well, alright then!" in response and once again tells Sandman to put out his cigarette. Sandman doesn't listen again. Gene tries to ask Sandman his first question but he inhales some of the smoke from his cigarette, making him cough. Gene tells Sandman that he told him twice to put out the cigarette because he doesn't like it and it's a disgusting habit. Gene says if Sandman doesn't put out his cigarette now, he's going to end the interview right there. Sandman takes a drag of his cigarette though and intentionally blows smoke in Gene's face this time, making him cough again. Gene cuts the interview before it could even begin and walks away from Sandman, refusing to interview him anymore due to his refusal to put out his cigarette. Sandman just watches him leave without a care in the world, still puffing on his cigarette.

    Match Three
    Lance Storm vs. Sean O' Haire

    A replay of Team Canada's win and Justin Credible's debut from last week's Nitro in the Tag Team Turmoil is shown and Tony Schiavone announces on commentary that Team Canada will get their Tag Team Championship match against Chuck Palumbo & Sean O' Haire at Spring Stampede. Storm and O' Haire have a back and forth contest using their impressive speed, power, technical skills and agility. Storm and O' Haire try to land Superkicks on each other but miss their target. Storm takes down O' Haire with a Springboard Clothesline but O' Haire later makes him pay for it with the Ridge Hand Clothesline. O' Haire Gorilla Press Slams Storm and hits a beautiful Jean Claude Van Damme like Jumping Spinning Crescent Kick. O' Haire tries to go for a Shining Wizard but Storm falls backwards and single leg takedowns O' Haire, transitioning into the Canadian Maple Leaf. O' Haire fights his way over to the bottom rope, grabbing it to force a rope break. Storm goes for another Superkick on O' Haire but Sean ducks and picks Storm up on his shoulders for a Rolling Fireman's Carry Slam. O' Haire climbs to the top turnbuckle and goes for the Seanton Bomb but Storm picks up his knees, driving them into Sean's back. Both men are out on the mat and Mike Awesome makes his way down to the ring. Awesome gets up on the ring apron and the referee gets into an argument with him. Chuck Palumbo runs down to ringside and pulls Awesome off the ring apron, getting into a brawl with him at ringside. While the referee is distracted by Awesome-Palumbo's fight outside the ring, Storm & O' Haire get back to their feet and Storm charges at O' Haire. Sean sidesteps and tosses Lance out of the ring. O' Haire sticks his head out through the middle ropes to grab Storm and pull him back into the ring but Justin Credible jumps out from the crowd and whacks Sean O' Haire across the head with his Singapore Cane, knocking him unconscious. Credible jumps back over the crowd barricade and Storm slides back into the ring, covering O' Haire to get the win.

    Winner: Lance Storm

    Ringside: For the second week in a row, Raven is spotted sitting in the front row of the crowd. Tony Schiavone desperately wants to know why he keeps showing up and speculates for an answer but King tells him his guess is as good as everybody else's.

    We're taken to a replay of Rob Van Dam's debut in the Hardcore Battle Royal and his Hardcore Title win from Nitro last week.

    Match Four
    WCW Hardcore Championship
    Rob Van Dam (c) vs. Bam Bam Bigelow


    Bam Bam Bigelow makes his entrance first, carrying a Chair to the ring with him. The champion is out next and RVD notices the Chair in Bigelow's hand on his way down to ringside. RVD grabs a Steel Chair from underneath the ring and slides into the ring with it. Once the bell rings, RVD and Bigelow get into a duel with their Chairs, smacking them off each other. Bigelow knocks RVD's Chair out of his hand and takes another swing at him but Van Dam ducks and tries to go for a Van Daminator. Bigelow ducks under aswell and smashes RVD in the head with the Chair. Bigelow heads outside and searches under the ring for more weapons, throwing a Kendo Stick and a Trash Can into the ring. Bigelow picks up the Kendo Stick and whips RVD across the back with it over and over. The Chair continues to play a part in the match as RVD uses it for a Chair-Surf Dropkick in the corner and places it on top of Bigelow's body, hitting a Rolling Thunder on it. Bigelow regains control of the Chair and wedges it inbetween the middle turnbuckles before standing RVD up in the corner against the Chair. Bigelow tries to squash RVD with a Corner Body Splash but RVD moves out of the way causing Bigelow to hit the Chair stomach-first. RVD delivers some shoulder barges to Bigelow's stomach before he backflips and goes for a Spear. Bigelow moves out of the way and RVD goes head-first into the Chair causing him to fall out of the ring on impact. Bigelow climbs out of the ring where he pulls a Table out from under the ring. While he sets up the Table at ringside, RVD pulls himself up on Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler's broadcast table and waits for Bigelow to turn around before he jumps off their table and delivers a Flying Kick to Bam Bam. RVD tries to whip Bigelow into the guardrail but The Beast From The East reverses, sending RVD crashing into it. Bigelow charges at RVD but Van Dam moves out of the way, making Bigelow crash into the guardrail. RVD hits a Spinning Crescent Kick to Bigelow, sending him over the guardrail amongst the fans. RVD reaches over the guardrail and pulls Bigelow up to his feet, placing him on top of the guardrail. RVD gets up on the ring apron and delivers a Spinning Leg Drop to the back of Bigelow's head, knocking him off the guardrail. RVD goes for a Hurricarana on Bigelow once he gets up but Bigelow holds RVD up on his shoulders and Powerbombs Van Dam through the Table at ringside. Bigelow picks up RVD and throws him back into the ring. Bigelow climbs to the top turnbuckle, looking for the Diving Headbutt and RVD luckily rolls out of the way in time, making him miss. RVD picks up the Trash Can and bashes it over Bigelow's head repeatedly unable to knock him off his feet but making him stagger. RVD places the Trash Can over Bigelow's head & upper body and delivers a Van Daminator to the Trash Can with Bigelow inside it, finally getting Bam Bam off his feet. Bigelow lays back against the bottom rope and RVD wedges the Trash Can inbetween the lower ropes, positioning it in front of Bigelow's face. RVD heads up top and hits the Van Terminator to the Trash Can in Bigelow's face. RVD covers Bigelow to retain the Hardcore Title.

    Winner and STILL Hardcore Champion: Rob Van Dam

    Commercial Break

    Backstage: Bam Bam Bigelow is in the First Aid room with an ice pack on his head and a doctor checking him out. Shane Douglas enters the First Aid room and asks if Bigelow is alright. Bigelow asks Shane what he's doing here. Shane tells Bigelow that he's been calling him all week but Bigelow hasn't been returning his calls. Bigelow says he doesn't want to speak to him. Shane asks to hear him out and Bigelow finally gives in, agreeing to hear him out. Shane starts ridiculing Bigelow's singles career, calling it a joke. He asks where the old Bam Bam Bigelow is because Bigelow has been an embarrassment the past few years in his WCW run. He says the old Bigelow would've destroyed RVD out there and tells him that he hasn't been The Beast From The East for a long time now. Shane goes on to propose an alliance between him and Bigelow like "old times". Shane says he'll guide him and wake up "The Beast From The East" within him again. Bigelow refuses to join Shane again and takes offense to him insulting his singles career, telling him to get the hell out or else. Shane tells him not to be stupid and says he needs some sense slapped into him before Douglas literally slaps him across the face, setting off Bigelow who throws his ice pack down and attacks Douglas with punches. Douglas fights back with punches of his own and road agents are forced to rush into the First Aid room to break up the brawl between Bigelow and Douglas.

    *Kanyon Theme*

    In-Ring: Kanyon walks out with a mic in hand and enters the ring to ask the million dollar question: "WHO BETTA THAN KANYON?". The crowd reply "EVERYONE!", making Kanyon lose it for a second. Kanyon says the right anwer is "Nobody!" but that's not gonna stop him from continuing the "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" Open Challenge that he started up last week. Kanyon issues the challenge to anyone in the back and waits to find out who his opponent will be tonight. No one comes out for a while and Kanyon starts to believe that no one is going to accept until...

    *Also Sprach Zarathustra*

    A stunned look appears on Kanyon's face and the crowd pop like crazy as RIC FLAIR comes down to the ring, stylin and profilin, accepting the challenge.

    Match Five
    "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" Open Challenge
    Kanyon vs. Ric Flair


    Kanyon tries to shake off the shock of his opponent and the bell rings to begin the match. Flair offers out his hands to Kanyon for a lock up but plays possum like usual as Flair pulls his hands back and combs his hair, infuriating Kanyon with his mind games. Kanyon and Flair start out scientific, trading holds and submissions. Kanyon pulls out creative moves on Flair, living up to his name of "The Innovator Of Offense". Flair goes on to pull his dirty tactics, living up to his name of "The Dirtiest Player In The Game". Flair is enjoying himself in the ring as he styles and profiles all over Kanyon. Flair makes mince meat out of Kanyon's chest with his stiff chops. Totally Buff come down to the ring during the match and stay at ringside to cheer on Ric as he takes Kanyon to school and teaches him a wrestling lesson. Ric heads up to the top turnbuckle but Kanyon recovers in time to trip up Flair and Superplex him off the top. Kanyon makes it up to his feet first and drags Ric up off the mat, looking for the Flatliner. Lex Luger climbs up on the ring apron, distracting the referee. Ric drops down to a knee and low blows Kanyon behind the referee's back. Ric picks up Kanyon's leg and struts around, woo'ing to the crowd, setting up for the Figure Four Leglock. Buff Bagwell slides into the ring behind Flair and gets up on the second turnbuckle. Just as Ric begins to spin around Kanyon's leg for the Figure Four, Buff Bagwell jumps off the second turnbuckle and hits the Blockbuster on Flair in a shocking moment. Bagwell pulls Kanyon on top of Flair for a pin and exits the ring before the referee sees him. Luger climbs down off the ring apron and allows the referee to count Kanyon's pin on Flair.

    Winner: Kanyon

    Post-Match: Some may have saw it coming after their recent issues but the ones that didn't are still in shock about Totally Buff's actions. They stuck the knife in Flair's back. Luger and Bagwell climb into the ring while Kanyon rolls out of the ring and celebrates his big win up the aisle. Bagwell lifts Flair up off the mat, who's half out of it, and Buff holds Flair up for Luger. The Total Package delivers a Running Forearm Smash to Flair, knocking Naitch back down again. Totally Buff high five and leave the ring, leaving Flair unconscious in the ring.

    Backstage: Rick Steiner is warming up for the main event in his brother Scott's locker room. Animal is present in the room also. Scott tells Rick to finish the job from the Greed PPV and put out DDP permanently. Scott says he'll then deal with Sting at Spring Stampede and put him out again...this time for good.

    Match Six
    Jeff Jarrett vs. Hacksaw Jim Duggan

    The Chosen One jumps Duggan from behind as he enters the ring and raises his thumb up at the crowd, giving Jarrett the advantage. Jarrett goes outside the ring and grabs his Guitar, bringing it into the ring with him in an attempt to smash it over Duggan's head. The referee grabs the Guitar off Jarrett and argues with him. Hacksaw gets up and slugs away at Jarrett in the corner. The referee puts the Guitar down on the mat to pull Hacksaw off Jarrett. Duggan tells the ref to "Get off his back!" and continues hitting Jarrett with his best shots, knocking Jarrett to the ground. Hacksaw goes outside and grabs his 2x4, bringing his weapon into the ring now. Duggan waits for Jarrett to get up, so he can take a swing at him. The referee snatches the 2x4 out of Duggan's hands, taking it away from him. As the referee hands the 2x4 off to the timekeeper, Duggan goes for a Three Point Stance Clothesline on Jarrett but Double J picks up his Guitar in time and turns around, smashing Duggan over the head with it as he comes charging at him. Jarrett disposes of the broken Guitar before the referee turns around and Jarrett covers Hacksaw for the three count.

    Winner: Jeff Jarrett

    Post-Match: Jeff Jarrett demands a microphone from outside and addresses "Da Man" he called out last week, Goldberg. Jarrett says he hasn't heard an answer from Goldberg yet to his challenge. Jarrett accuses Goldberg of being a coward and calls him "Slapnuts!" in an attempt to provoke him into accepting his challenge. Jarrett says he'll continue to wait for Goldberg's answer but if he doesn't hear from him soon, he'll take action and do something that is gonna make Goldberg regret not answering his challenge.

    A replay is shown of Ken Shamrock's debut/attack on Booker T last week on Nitro. And then another replay is shown of Shamrock's attack on Stevie Ray last week on Thunder before we get to Shamrock's debut match tonight.

    Match Seven
    Ken Shamrock vs. Reno

    This isn't a wrestling match, it's a straight up scrap from out of Fight Club. The former UFC fighter and former Kickboxer exchange stiff shots, delivering brutal punches, knees and kicks to each other. Reno is tackled to the ground by Shamrock where The World's Most Dangerous Man continues throwing bombs at Reno. Shamrock tries to go for a Fujiwara Armbar but Reno wiggles his way out of it. Shamrock catches Reno in a Rolling Kneebar later in the match but Reno fights his way to the bottom rope, forcing Shamrock to break it, who releases on the referee's count of 4. Shamrock counters a Chokeslam attempt into a Flying Armbar but Reno has a counter of his own, deadlifting Shamrock up off the mat and slamming him on the mat with a Powerbomb. Reno picks Shamrock up off the mat and tries to finish him off with the Roll Of The Dice but Shamrock twists his way out of it and plants Reno on the mat with a Belly To Belly Suplex. Shamrock gets on top of Reno with a mount and throws stiff punches & elbows at Reno's forehead, busting him open. The referee drags Shamrock off of Reno and checks up on Reno while Shamrock goes off and roars at the crowd. Reno weakly rolls over on the mat, losing a lot of blood from his forehead as it comes pouring out of him like a waterfall. The referee decides to call for the bell and put a stop to the match for Reno's safety.

    Winner by Ref Stoppage: Ken Shamrock

    Post-Match: The referee makes the "X" signal, bringing EMT's out to the ring to tend to Reno. Shamrock paces around the ring like a wild animal, staring down at Reno. The referee and a bunch of road agents tell Shamrock to leave the ring but Shamrock leaves the ring whenever he wants to.

    Commercial Break

    *American Dream*

    In-Ring: Dusty Rhodes and his son Dustin Rhodes make their entrance into the arena, wearing casual clothes. It's time for Dusty's major announcement. "The American Dream" receives a big pop from the crowd and Dusty lets them finish cheering him before he starts speaking. Dusty thanks the fans for the loud ovation they just gave him and he plays to them with his usual happy cheery antics, talking about "getting funky like a monkey" and other stuff, putting an even bigger smile on the crowd's faces and Dusty receives even bigger pops in return. However, the mood and atmosphere in the arena soon turns serious and emotional when Dusty starts talking about "good times and hard times" he's gone through in his wrestling career. As Dusty continues cutting his speech, it starts to sound like a retirement promo as Dusty goes on to talk about missing a lot of time with his family over the years while he was on the road. Dusty says he's going home to spend more time with his wife & his kids. He calls himself the past, his son Dustin the present, and says his youngest son, Cody, is the future of the business. He ends his speech by declaring that the Rhodes legacy and The American Dream will live on through his boys. Dusty waves to the fans, seemingly saying goodbye to them before he hugs Dustin. Tears pour out of both father & son's eyes as they hug and the crowd give them a standing ovation. While The Rhodes continue hugging each other...Dusty is suddenly hit from behind with a Steel Chair by someone off-camera and Dusty falls on top of Dustin to the mat. The camera gets a shot of The Rhodes laying on the mat in pain before it looks up and we see the person who hit Dusty with the Steel Chair...Steve Corino! The crowd are completely shocked by Corino's appearance. Dustin slowly gets up off the mat and Steve Corino lays him out with the Old School Kick. Corino raises the Chair above his head and starts whacking Dusty and then Dustin over & over again with the Chair one at a time. Once Corino is done bashing in The Rhodes with the Chair, Corino stares around at the crowd, who boo him very loudly. Corino drops the Chair down on the mat and steps out of the ring, walking up the aisle, leaving The Rhodes decimated in the ring. Referees and road agents run down to the ring past Corino to tend to Dusty and Dustin.

    Commercial Break

    Once the show comes back from the break, we get a replay of Steve Corino's debut/attack on Dusty and Dustin Rhodes. Tony Schiavone has a look of sadness and disgust on his face, talking about Dusty being one of his best friends and mentor in the business. He's very angry about what Corino did, calling him "despicable" and all kinds of vicious names for ruining Dusty's special moment. Even Jerry Lawler is a bit sympathetic to Dusty, disagreeing with what Corino did to him despite normally supporting heels.

    Match Eight
    (Main Event)

    Diamond Dallas Page vs. Rick Steiner

    The Dog Faced Gremlin starts out dominant and aggressive, pounding away at DDP with hard shots and putting him down with Powerslams, Suplexes and Steinerlines. Steiner also drops DDP face-first on the guardrail outside the ring. The DFG is no doubt stronger but Page shows he has more heart, refusing to quit as he takes the fight back to Rick and turns the tide against him, having answers to his stuff as he counters a Hip Toss attempt into the Diamond Dream DDT, another Steinerline attempt into a Uranage, and Page takes Steiner down with a Discus Clothesline. DDP raises his hands up in the air and signals for The Diamond Cutter, waiting for Rick to get up. Road Warrior Animal runs down to the ring and jumps up on the ring apron but DDP knocks him off with a punch to the face. DDP turns around into a Death Valley Driver from The DFG. Rick heads up to the top and waits for DDP to rise up on his feet. Rick jumps off the top turnbuckle, looking for the Diving Bulldog, but DDP catches Rick in mid-air with a Diamond Cutter from out of nowhere, making the crowd jump on their feet. DDP has Rick dead to rights and covers him for a pin. But before the ref can slap the mat for a third time, he's yanked out of the ring by Road Warrior Animal, and Animal slides into the ring, attacking DDP. The referee calls for the bell, disqualifying Rick Steiner.

    Winner by DQ: Diamond Dallas Page

    Post-Match: Animal stomps away at DDP on the mat. Animal picks DDP up to his feet but gets blasted in the face by Page, who starts fighting back. DDP continues punching away at Animal and tries to go for the Diamond Cutter on him but Animal shoves DDP forward into a Steinerline from Rick Steiner. Animal and Rick Steiner drag DDP up together and set him up for a Doomsday Device. Animal holds DDP up on his shoulders while Rick ascends the top turnbuckle. Before they can hit it though, Sting comes charging down to the ring and both Animal & Rick see him, abandoning the Doomsday Device as Animal releases Page off his shoulders and Rick jumps down from the top turnbuckle. Sting enters the ring and both Animal & Rick go for him but they end up receiving punches and chops to the head from The Stinger. Sting places the both of them in opposite corners from each other and delivers a Stinger Splash on Animal before he runs over and delivers another Stinger Splash to Rick. Sting has Rick & Animal set up for a Double Scorpion Death Drop, however Sting gets hammered from behind with a Lead Pipe by Scott Steiner, knocking him down. Steiner chokes Sting with the Lead Pipe. DDP gets back up to his feet and tries to go for Scott but Animal & Rick stop DDP from getting to him, double teaming Page with punches and kicks. Scott tells Animal & Rick to hold up DDP for him. Animal & Rick hold DDP by his arms for Scott and Big Poppa Pump prepares to hit DDP with the Lead Pipe. The trio are interrupted by the loud howl of a wolf though.

    *Wolfpac*

    The arena loses it as Kevin Nash comes marching down the aisle, making his return. Scott, Rick and Animal are horrified to see him back. Animal heads outside the ring and runs up the aisle to try and take out Nash but he's met with a big forearm to the face, knocking him down. Big Sexy continues on down to the ring and Rick Steiner jumps out of the ring to get Nash. Nash takes out The Dog Faced Gremlin with a Big Boot before he climbs up on the ring apron and steps into the ring, confronting the man who retired him couple of months ago. Scott Steiner tries to take a swing at Kevin Nash with the Lead Pipe but Sting snatches the Lead Pipe out of his hands from behind and Steiner turns around, getting nailed in the gut with his own Lead Pipe from Sting. Nash grabs Scott Steiner and plants him on the mat with a Jacknife Powerbomb. Scott rolls out of the ring onto the floor next to his brother and Kevin Nash helps his tag team partner, DDP, up to his feet. Sting and The Insiders hug each other and pose for the fans to end the show while The Steiners and Road Warrior Animal are laid out on the floor in the aisle and at ringside.

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    World Championship Wrestling Inc
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    April 22nd 2001

    Cow Palace
    San Francisco, California


    World Heavyweight Championship
    Scott Steiner (c) vs. Sting

    World Tag Team Championship
    Chuck Palumbo and Sean O' Haire (c) vs. Team Canada (Lance Storm and Mike Awesome)
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    damn dude really good show. I like Sandman being back as him and throwin smoke into Genes face was good. Raven chilling in crowd is pretty cool as well so Raven, RVD, Sandman, Corino all in WCW I wonder if that is leading to ECW vs. WCW.

    Lance Storm is building up as a solid midcarder as well and him with Justin gonna be a fun thing to watch


    Corino's debut btw is sick af and makes him the bastard he is and I know him & Dusty have a past.

    Ken Shamrock feels like a legit badass in your btb I am down for that.


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    April 11th 2001

    Hampton Coliseum
    Hampton, Virginia


    Opening Intro

    Pyro & fireworks open up the show and the arena is buzzing with excitement. We're welcomed to the show by Mike Tenay and he introduces himself & his broadcast partner Scott Hudson, who's filling in for an injured Stevie Ray after last week's attack by Ken Shamrock. Tenay and Hudson hype up some of tonight's matches like The Filthy Animals taking on Cash & Jamie Knoble to determine who faces Kid Romeo & Elix Skipper for the Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles, Mike Awesome vs. Chuck Palumbo, and the main event featuring Ken Shamrock taking on...Scotty O. The night begins with Cruiserweight action as usual.

    Match One
    Mini-Tournament to determine the No. 1 Contenders for the Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship
    The Filthy Animals (Rey Misterio Jr. and Billy Kidman) vs. Cash and Jamie Knoble


    A replay is shown of The Filthy Animals' victory over Air Raid from Nitro in the first round before another replay shows Cash and Jamie Knoble's victory over The Jung Dragons from last week's Thunder in their first round match. The match begins fast paced with The Filthy Animals having the upper hand over Cash & Knoble with their speed and quick counters. But as the match goes on, the pace starts to slow down with Cash & Knoble relying more on their aggressiveness rather than their high-flying abilities to turn the momentum around for them. Cash buries Misterio's head in the mat with a Brainbuster and goes for the pin but he's saved in time by Billy Kidman. All four cruiserweights end up battling outside the ring and Cash pulls off the biggest daredevil moment of the night, crashing down on Misterio, Kidman and his own partner, Knoble, with a Springboard Corkscrew Plancha off the top rope. Cash throws Kidman back in the ring and places him on the top turnbuckle. Cash tries to go for a Frankensteiner...but Kidman counters with a Sitout Powerbomb off the second turnbuckle. Knoble slips back inside the ring and kicks Kidman, setting him up for a Tiger Driver. Kidman has another answer, reversing the Tiger Driver into a Sitout Facebuster. Misterio climbs up on the ring apron and Drops Da' Dime on Knoble to earn The Filthy Animals a rematch against Kid Romeo & Elix Skipper for the Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles.

    Winners and receiving a Cruiserweight Tag Team Title match: The Filthy Animals

    Post-Match: As The Filthy Animals celebrate in the ring...they get laid out from behind by Kid Romeo & Elix Skipper! Romeo and Skipper hit Misterio and Kidman in the face with both of their Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles. Romeo & Skipper hold their belts up in the air, standing over The Filthy Animals, telling them that's as close as they will ever get to their titles.

    We get a replay of Bryan Clark's match with Don Harris on Nitro and the controversial ending with Ron pulling his twin brother Don out of the ring and switching places with him in the ring to roll up Clark with a Small Package and steal the win, pretending to be Don.

    Match Two
    Bryan Clark vs. Ron Harris

    Before Ron is sent out to the ring, backstage officials make sure to mark an "X" on Ron's hand with a magic marker incase he and his brother try to pull one over on the referee again. Typical big man match with both men delivering bombs to each other's faces and hitting some power moves. Bryan Clark escapes from a Bear Hug by Ron Harris, punching his way out of it. Clark regains the upper hand over Harris and tries to put him away with The Meltdown but Harris slips off his shoulder, landing behind Clark and...Harris shoves Clark into the referee, knocking the referee down. Whether it was intentional or not on Harris' part is unknown but Clark and Harris have the same idea in mind, putting each other down with simultaneous Clotheslines. As both men lay on the mat along with the referee, Don Harris sneaks down to ringside and pulls his brother out of the ring, trading places with him in the ring for some twin magic again. Don has an "X" marked on his hand by his own doing. The referee and Bryan Clark stir on the mat while "Ron" pretends to be knocked out. Clark makes it up to his feet and picks "Ron" up off the mat but gets rolled up with a Small Package. The referee has his back turned, still dazed & confused, unaware a pin is taking place. Brian Adams runs down to ringside and shoves Clark & Harris forward, so the Small Package is reversed with Clark on top and Harris' shoulders down on the mat. The referee comes back to his senses and turns around, counting the pinfall for Clark.

    Winner: Bryan Clark

    Post-Match: Brian Adams pulls Bryan Clark out of the ring and both men celebrate up the aisle while Don Harris is on his knees, holding his head with both hands, shocked that twin magic backfired this time. Don yells at the referee, trying to convince him that he's not actually Ron, but the referee doesn't believe him. The real Ron Harris is still laid out underneath the ring. KroniK taunt Don Harris, outsmarting him and his brother tonight.

    Commercial Break

    Match Three
    Ernest Miller (w/ Ms. Jones) vs. Shannon Moore (w/ Evan Karagias)

    The commentators keep us up to date on this programme with a replay of The Cat & Shane Helms' backstage fight with 3 Count from last week's Thunder and then The Cat saving Shane Helms' from a post-match attack by 3 Count on Nitro. Before the bell rings, Shannon mocks The Cat with the famous Karate Kid crane stance. Shannon turns around to share a laugh with Evan Karagias on the outside but waiting behind him is The Cat, who strikes him with karate punches and kicks once he turns back around. Ms. Jones plays cheerleader at ringside for The Cat as he whoops Shannon all around the ring. Evan Karagias tries to flirt with Ms. Jones at ringside but she just looks disgusted at him in return. The Cat gets distracted by Evan's flirting on the outside, telling him to stay away from Ms. Jones, and Shannon knocks The Cat down from behind, taking advantage of the distraction. The ball is in Shannon's court now as he uses some of his Cruiserweight maneuvers to keep The Cat down. Evan approaches Ms. Jones outside the ring and asks for a kiss from her, puckering his lips. Ms. Jones responds with a slap to Evan, earning cheers from the crowd. Evan grabs Jones' arm in anger. Shane Helms charges down to ringside and attacks Evan Karagias with punches and kicks, saving Ms. Jones from possible physical harm. Shannon notices Helms beating up his partner outside and delivers a Baseball Slide to Helms, knocking him down. Shannon climbs up to the top turnbuckle and waits for Cat to get up on his feet. Shannon jumps off the top turnbuckle, aiming for The Cat, but Miller connects with the Feliner to Shannon's face, putting him down for the 3 count.

    Winner: Ernest Miller

    Post-Match: Ms. Jones enters the ring to celebrate with The Cat. Shane Helms joins Cat and Jones in the ring, shaking hands with The Cat. Jones thanks Helms for the save with a hug. The Cat starts dancing in the middle of the ring and urges Helms to join in. Helms does his old 3 Count dance moves, mainly to mock Shannon Moore and Evan Karagias as they both watch from the top of the aisle upset.

    Backstage: Mean Gene is standing by with a nervous Scotty O. Gene asks Scotty O if he saw what Ken Shamrock did to Reno in his debut match on Nitro. Scotty says he did and tells Gene that he won't lie to him, confessing to being nervous about getting in the ring with Shamrock later. But he also says some of those nerves are good nerves because he gets to be in the main event of Thunder for the first time ever. He says he'll fight through his nerves in the main event and make the most of the opportunity that he's being given. He tells Gene that no one believes he has a chance in the ring with Shamrock but he says he had people in his life doubting if he'd ever make it to WCW and here he is in the big time. Scotty finishes by saying he'll prove those doubters wrong again and he'll hand Shamrock his first loss in WCW. Gene wishes Scotty O "Good Luck!" in the main event to wrap up the interview.

    Match Four
    Mike Awesome vs. Chuck Palumbo

    Awesome and Palumbo continue where they left off on Nitro during the Storm/O' Haire match and start out slugging each other. Unlike Bryan Clark and Ron Harris earlier, these two hosses blend their power with their athleticism, pulling out impressive aerial maneuvers from off the top turnbuckle as well as dishing out punishment on each other with their fists and big powerful moves. Mike attempts to Awesome Bomb Palumbo on multiple occassions in the match but Palumbo has answers every time, getting out of danger. Mike Awesome Clotheslines Chuck Palumbo out of the ring and waits for him to rise up on his feet. Awesome runs to the ropes and goes flying over the top rope with an Over The Top Rope Suicide Dive, crashing down on Chuck Palumbo. However, Awesome lands wrong as he falls on the floor outside, clutching his leg in a tremendous amount of pain. The referee starts counting out Awesome and Palumbo in the ring but stops once he sees Awesome holding his leg, seemingly injured from the bad landing he took. The referee goes outside to check on Awesome. He asks if Awesome wants to continue and Awesome being the fighter that he is tells him that he wants to. The referee gets back in the ring, starting a new count. Chuck Palumbo gets back up to his feet first and rolls back into the ring. Awesome is slow to get up but uses the ring apron to slowly pull himself up. Awesome crawls underneath the bottom rope back into the ring and uses the ropes to help himself up to his feet. Awesome hobbles on his one good leg and Chuck Palumbo takes advantage, immediately blasting Awesome in the face with The Jungle Kick to get the win.

    Winner: Chuck Palumbo

    Post-Match: The referees and the commentators show concern for Awesome's leg and the referee signals for EMT's to come out and check on Awesome. Awesome's in a lot of pain but he's talking to the paramedics about his bad leg. Lance Storm also comes out and checks on Awesome in the ring, showing concern for his tag partner. We get multiple replays, watching Awesome land wrong on the floor as he hits the Over The Top Rope Suicide Dive on Chuck Palumbo outside the ring. Awesome is placed on a gurney at ringside and wheeled out of the arena, receiving an ovation from the sympathetic crowd.

    Ringside: We get another Raven sighting in the front row. He remains silent and doesn't care at all about what happened to Mike Awesome unlike the rest of the fans.

    Match Five
    Konnan (w/ Tygress) vs. Shawn Stasiak (w/ Stacy Keibler)

    We're shown a replay of Stacy Keibler's win over Tygress from last week's Thunder during the entrance of Shawn Stasiak. Konnan and Stasiak have a basic wrestling match, doing nothing special really. The fans are more interested in Tygress and Stacy Keibler, who play cheerleader at ringside for their men. The former Nitro Girls bicker with each other from across the ring. Konnan hits a Rolling Thunder Clothesline on Stasiak and nearly scores the three with a German Suplex. PerfectShawn tries to hit a Perfect-Plex on Konnan but K-Dawg reverses it into a Small Package. Stasiak kicks out though. Konnan ducks a Clothesline from Stasiak and mule kicks him in the stomach before he twists around and plants Stasiak on the mat with a Sitout Facebuster. Konnan puts Stasiak in the Tequila Sunrise. Stasiak is about to tap out when Stacy Keibler slips inside the ring and grabs hold of Konnan's eyes from behind, clawing at them. The referee calls for the bell and disqualifies Stasiak.

    Winner by DQ: Konnan

    Post-Match: Konnan releases the submission, covering his eyes, and Tygress slides into the ring, tackling Stacy to the ground. Both women engage in a catfight, rolling around on the mat, pulling on each other's hair. Tygress gets the better of Stacy in the catfight, slapping her across the face and bouncing her head off the mat repeatedly. Tygress gets up off Stacy and grabs her skirt, trying to pull it off. Tygress successfully removes Stacy's skirt after a bit of struggle. Tygress grabs Stacy's top now and tries to remove that. Stacy tries to resist but Tygress eventually rips it off, stripping Stacy down to her bra and panties, making the males in the audience go nuts. Stacy rolls out of the ring quickly, covering her tits and ass with her hands. Stasiak and Stacy run up the aisle to the back with Stasiak shielding Stacy with his body, preventing the crowd from getting a look at her half-naked. Tygress whirls Stacy's top around in the air and Konnan picks up Stacy's skirt with a big smile on his face, playing around with her clothes.

    Commercial Break

    *Also Sprach Zarathustra*

    In-Ring: The Hampton Coliseum welcome Ric Flair with loud cheers. Despite the positive reaction though, The Nature Boy really isn't in the mood to style and profile after Totally Buff turned on him this Monday on Nitro. Flair is handed a mic as he gets in the ring and adresses what Totally Buff did to him on Nitro and says he understands why they did it. Flair says he tried to apologize to them on Thunder last week. Flair says it was a mistake when he cost Totally Buff the Tag Team Turmoil on Nitro. Flair throws out another apology to Totally Buff....However, he says this apology is for when he gets his hands on The Total Package & Buff Bagwell and he beats them within an inch of their lives! Flair starts to go a bit crazy as he continues talking and admits again that it was a mistake when he cost them the Tag Team Turmoil. But says Totally Buff made an even bigger mistake when they stuck the knife in his back. He put his trust in those two and they spit in his face. Flair removes his jacket and throws it down on the ground, giving an Elbow Drop to it! Flair calls Totally Buff a "pair of turkeys" and calls them out to the ring, so he can beat the stuffing out of them! Flair is kept waiting in the ring and The Nature Boy looks at his expensive gold watch, saying he ain't got time to wait and he removes his watch, dropping it on the floor and stomps on it. Flair tells them one more time to get their asses out here. As Flair continues to wait in the ring...Totally Buff appear on the titantron, standing over ARN ANDERSON, who's laying unconscious on the floor backstage, having been taken out by Totally Buff. Totally Buff tell Flair to come and get Arn. Flair looks like he's seen a ghost, watching his best friend laid out backstage and The Nature Boy jumps out of the ring, charging up the aisle to the back! Flair arrives backstage and finds Arn surrounded by road agents and EMT's. However, Totally Buff have disappeared from the scene. Flair is going ballistic, screaming at the road agents, asking them where Totally Buff is. But they don't know.

    *Kanyon Theme*

    Kanyon enters the arena with a microphone in his hand, ready for another "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" Open Challenge. Kanyon gets in the ring and asks the question he's so obsessed with: "WHO BETTA THAN KANYON?". The crowd chant "EVERYONE!", driving Kanyon nuts. Kanyon calls the fans "a bunch of idiots" and says no one is better than him. He brags about beating Ric Flair on Nitro, calling it the biggest victory of his career. Kanyon says he doesn't want to waste anymore time on the fans and wants to get his Open Challenge underway, telling whoever his opponent is to get out here. Kanyon doesn't have to wait long to find out as his challenged is answered by...DEWAYNE BRUCE!

    Match Six
    "Who Betta Than Kanyon?" Open Challenge
    Kanyon vs. Dewayne Bruce


    Kanyon chuckles at Dewayne Bruce and makes fun of his height, not taking him very seriously to begin with. Dewayne slaps the taste outta Kanyon's mouth, making Kanyon take him more seriously as they start to fight. Kanyon outwrestles Dewayne with his innovative offense but the tough trainer from the Power Plant makes a comeback outbrawling Kanyon with harder strikes. Despite his small stature, the Sarge has a more jacked body than his opponent and uses his strength to catch Kanyon coming off the top turnbuckle for a Powerslam on the mat. However, he only gets a two and a half count off the Powerslam. Sarge picks Kanyon up off the mat, setting him up for a DDT. Kanyon spins out of it though, grabbing hold of Dewayne's wrist, and pulls him in for a Flatliner, putting him away for the three.

    Winner: Kanyon

    Post-Match: Kanyon celebrates and leaves the ring. The referee is helping Dewayne get back up to his feet...but Sarge is suddenly attacked from behind by JEFF JARRETT! Jarrett waits for Dewayne to get up, holding the Guitar in his hands, ready to swing it like a Baseball Bat. Jarrett smashes the Guitar over Dewayne's head, knocking the Sarge out cold. Jarrett calls for a mic and adresses Goldberg, saying he still hasn't heard an answer yet to his challenge. Jarrett says he warned Goldberg on Nitro that if he didn't hear from him soon, he would take action and do something that would make Goldberg regret not giving him an answer. And he did that by targeting his friend and trainer Dewayne Bruce. Jarrett says there's one more week left till Spring Stampede and he expects an answer for his challenge by next week! He says if he doesn't get an answer from him then he will continue taking his frustrations out on Dewayne.

    Commercial Break

    Back from the back, Mike Tenay and Scott Hudson remind us to tune into Nitro this coming Monday for the final stop to Spring Stampede, announcing a big Six-Man Tag Team Main Event between Sting and The Insiders against The Steiners and Road Warrior Animal! Tenay mentions that the Cruiserweight Tag Team Title Match between The Filthy Animals and Kid Romeo & Elix Skipper will also take place on Nitro. And Tenay asks if Goldberg will show up and accept Jeff Jarrett's challenge for Spring Stampede. Before we get to the main event, a replay of Ken Shamrock's debut match against Reno from Nitro is shown with Shamrock busting Reno open with stiff punches and elbows to the forehead, making the ref stop the match due to excessive blood loss.

    Match Seven
    (Main Event)

    Ken Shamrock vs. Scotty O

    Scotty O tries to mask his nerves by putting his gameface on. Unfortunately for him, despite his bravery Scotty gets mauled by Shamrock right from the opening bell and The World's Most Dangerous Man dominates him with stiff punches, knees, kicks and easy takedowns. It's a one sided beating that Shamrock is putting on Scotty, proving the critics right that Scotty didn't have a chance against Shamrock. Shamrock picks Scotty up off the floor and whips him across the ring to the corner. Shamrock charges at Scotty...and receives a boot to the face from Scotty! Perhaps the kid does stand a chance afterall. Scotty steps out on the ring apron and waits for Shamrock to turn around before he leaps up on the top rope for a springboard maneuver...Shamrock catches him in his arms for a Belly To Belly Suplex! The World's Most Dangerous Man roars at the top of his voice like a Lion and mounts Scotty O, delivering brutal punches and elbows to his forehead, busting him wide open! Scotty is bleeding heavily and the referee is forced to step in, pulling Shamrock off Scotty. The referee checks on Scotty, who's damn near dead and the ref puts a stop to the match, calling for the bell just like on Monday.

    Winner by Ref Stoppage: Ken Shamrock

    Post-Match: Shamrock has squashed Scotty but he decides he's not done with him yet, wanting to hurt him even more. Shamrock shoves the referee aside and turns Scotty over onto his stomach, applying an Ankle Lock on the poor fella. Scotty's tapping on the mat and screaming loudly as a ton of blood pours down his face, spilling onto the ring mat. The bell is ringing continuously in an effort to try and get Shamrock to stop. Shamrock refuses to release the Ankle Lock on Scotty. He's an unstoppable animal right now. That is until Stevie Ray makes a surprise appearance, coming down the aisle on Crutches and slides underneath the bottom rope into the ring, whacking Shamrock across the back with his one of his Crutches, forcing him to release the Ankle Lock. Stevie takes another swing at Shamrock with his Crutch but The World's Most Dangerous Man rolls out underneath the bottom rope before Stevie can connect with him and Stevie's Crutch hits the ring mat instead. Shamrock takes some time on the outside to recover from the shot with the Crutch. Stevie is in the ring, begging Shamrock to come back in the ring so he can hit him again with the Crutch. A herd of referees, road agents and security guards sprint down to the ring, one half of them holds Shamrock back as he tries to get back in the ring to fight Stevie Ray and the other half try to talk Stevie Ray down as Stevie threatens the refs, road agents & security with his Crutch if they don't get out of his way. Shamrock and Stevie want a piece of each other badly but time runs out for the show.

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    World Championship Wrestling Inc
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    April 22nd 2001

    Cow Palace
    San Francisco, California


    World Heavyweight Championship
    Scott Steiner (c) vs. Sting

    World Tag Team Championship
    Chuck Palumbo and Sean O' Haire (c) vs. Team Canada (Lance Storm and Mike Awesome)
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    Re: WCW 2001 (WCW wins the Monday Night War)



    April 16th 2001

    Philips Arena
    Atlanta, Georgia


    There's no opening intro or fireworks this week as the shows opens up on Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler alerting us of an incident that took place earlier in the day at the WCW Power Plant. Tony takes us to the footage of the incident.

    Earlier Today (Power Plant): Dewayne Bruce is shown training a young student in one of the Power Plant rings. The Sarge is teaching the kid some wrestling holds and puts him in an Armlock. While the training session is going on, Jeff Jarrett is seen sneaking through the door with his Guitar in hand and Jarrett slides into the ring, coming up behind Sarge...and Jarrett kicks Dewayne in the side of the head. The frightened student runs out of the ring and Jarrett yells at the student, "You wanna learn something, kid? Watch this!". The student runs off to find some help while Jarrett puts the boots to Dewayne and then lays on top of him with a mount and punches him in the face. Jarrett stands up and puts the Sarge in a Figure Four Leglock. Dewayne is screaming and tapping out on the ring mat. Jarrett releases the Figure Four after awhile and picks up his Guitar. Jarrett shouts at Sarge, "Get your ass up!", waiting on him to get to his feet. Dewayne slowly and weakly picks himself back up and turns around...getting cracked over the head with Jarrett's Guitar! Jarrett turns to the camera and calls out Goldberg's name, ridiculing Dewayne's training of him. "This is your trainer, Goldberg? What did he teach you? How to be a gutless coward?". Jarrett pulls Dewayne up off the mat and throws him out of the ring. Jarrett exits the ring and grabs Dewayne by his hair, dragging him across the floor. Jarrett shoves the camera out of his face, telling the cameraman to get out of his way, as he leaves through the door, still dragging Sarge along with him and the footage cuts off with the screen going black.

    Back live in the arena and Tony Schiavone calls the footage "shocking" & "heinous". Jerry Lawler asks where Jarrett is taking Dewayne and if Goldberg will show up tonight & accept Jarrett's challenge for Spring Stampede this Sunday. Tony moves on to hype up the Six-Man Tag Team Match between Sting & The Insiders and The Steiners & Road Warrior Animal in the main event. Tony tells us that Stevie Ray challenged Ken Shamrock to a fight tonight and Shamrock accepted but WCW wanted nothing to do with it considering Stevie Ray has retired from in-ring competition and he hasn't fully healed up yet from his injury, so Stevie Ray and Ken Shamrock are gonna have an Unsanctioned Match later on. Tony also lets us know that there's gonna be a Bra & Panties Match between Tygress and Stacy Keibler on the show, which gets King all excited on commentary. The show gets underway with it's first match of the night.

    Match One
    Ernest Miller (w/ Ms. Jones and Shane Helms) vs. Evan Karagias (w/ Shannon Moore)

    After coming to each other's rescue the past couple of weeks, The Cat recruits the Cruiserweight Champion, Shane Helms, in his corner to counter Shannon Moore in Evan's corner. Miller and Karagias begin with a lock up and The Cat delivers a knee to Evan's stomach, starting out with the upper hand. Ernest doesn't use a lot of wrestling moves on Evan but delivers a lot of karate strikes to him. Evan ends up flying out of the ring from a Dropkick by The Cat and Shannon Moore checks on his partner at ringside. Shane Helms yells at Evan to get back in the ring as he procrastinates on the outside. Shannon and Evan yell back at their former partner, telling him to back off. The Cat delivers a Baseball Slide to Evan and Shannon runs away as The Cat slides out of the ring to pick up Evan and roll him back into the ring. Evan punches Cat in the gut as Miller drags him up off the mat. Evan uses more wrestling moves to keep his momentum going in the match. Ernest gets thrown out of the ring to Shannon but Shane Helms makes Shannon back up on the outside before he can even lay a hand on The Cat, allowing Miller to get back in the ring unscathed. Evan Superplexes Cat off the top turnbuckle and both men lay on the mat for some time. Shane Helms is banging on the ring apron, shouting at Cat to get back up. Shannon Moore crouches down at ringside and sneaks around the ring, so he can blindside Shane Helms and knock him out on the floor. Cat and Evan get back to their feet and Evan goes up top, looking for The Outrageous Corkscrew but Cat moves out of the way, making Evan crash & burn on the mat. Cat sets up for The Feliner and waits for Karagias to get back on his feet. Shannon Moore jumps up on the ring apron to distract The Cat but takes a Savate Kick to the chest from Miller, knocking him off the ring apron, sacrificing himself. The Cat has his back turned and Evan sneaks up behind him, rolling him up with a Backslide Pin to steal the win.

    Winner: Evan Karagias

    Backstage: KroniK arrive to the arena in their car. Adams is in the driver's seat and Clark is in the passenger seat. Adams parks their car and both KroniK members get out. Adams and Clark walk away from their vehicle, carrying their bags with them. As they're headed towards the building, Adams and Clark hear loud revving engines behind them and stop walking. KroniK turn around to see what it is....and The Harris Brothers come speeding towards Adams & Clark on motorbikes, attempting to hit them. Adams and Clark jump out of the way in time, making Ron and Don miss them. The Harris Brothers stop and turn off their bikes. Ron & Don get off their bikes as Adams & Clark furiously throw their bags down on the floor. Both teams are screaming, cussing each other out, and they charge towards each other, getting into a parking lot brawl. Lots of intense punches are thrown between both teams. KroniK get the best of the twin brothers in their slobberknocker. Adams goes off to grab a Trash Can, so he can hit Ron with it. But Ron pulls a Steel Chain from out of his back pocket, wrapping it around his fist, and clocks Adams in the face with it soon as he turns around. With Adams knocked out cold on the floor, Ron charges up behind Clark and nails him in the back of the head with the Chain, knocking him out too. The Harris Boys aren't done yet as Don picks Bryan Clark up off the floor and rams his head into the side car window, smashing the window. Clark falls on the floor, busted open from going head-first into the window. The Harris Brothers walk off with grins on their faces and their Chain, leaving Adams layed out and Clark layed out in a pool of his own blood.

    *Kanyon Theme*

    In-Ring: It's time for another "Who Betta Than Kanyon" Open Challenge and the man himself comes out do his usual shtick, asking the Philips Arena - "WHO BETTA THAN KANYON?". Kanyon is denied the answer he desires as the crowd respond with "EVERYONE!", angering The Innovator Of Offense. Kanyon gloats about going undefeated so far in his Open Challenge and says he will extend that streak tonight against whoever his opponent is. Kanyon puts his mic down, waiting for his mystery opponent. Kanyon is begging for someone to come out and soon gets his wish...

    *Skank*

    Unfortunately it's one he may come to regret as his challenge is answered by...Bam Bam Bigelow! Kanyon gulps in fear, watching The Beast From The East walk down the aisle roaring at the top of his voice, possibly seeing his undefeated streak in the "Who Betta Than Kanyon" Open Challenge end before his eyes tonight. Kanyon complains to the referee about Bigelow but it's too late for him to back out as Bam Bam gets in the ring.

    Match Two
    "Who Betta Than Kanyon" Open Challenge
    Kanyon vs. Bam Bam Bigelow


    Kanyon tries to talk his former Jersey Triad partner into taking it easy on him in the match and offers out his hand to Bigelow, so they can shake on it. Bigelow looks down at his hand and at the crowd, who are shouting "NO!", before he accepts the handshake, putting a smile on Kanyon's face...until Bigelow starts squeezing his hand, making him scream out in pain. Kanyon drops to a knee with Bigelow still squeezing his hand. Bigelow kicks Kanyon in the gut, letting go of his hand, and officially starts the match. Bigelow is dominant for the majority of the match, overpowering Kanyon and nearly putting him away with some big moves. Kanyon tries to spend as much time outside the ring as possible to avoid Bigelow but ends up getting chased back into the ring by The Beast From The East. Kanyon begs Bam Bam to stop but Bigelow shows him no mercy. Kanyon pokes Bigelow in the eye and gets in a bit of offense with some creative moves. Kanyon grabs a Chair from outside, bringing it into the ring with him. Kanyon tries to hit Bigelow with the Chair but the referee takes the Chair away from Kanyon, leaving it on the mat. Kanyon tries to make Bigelow submit to a Camel Clutch but The Beast From The East stands up to his feet with Kanyon sitting on his shoulders and Bigelow plants him on the mat with an Electric Chair Drop. Bigelow picks Kanyon up off the mat and scoops him up on his shoulder for The Greetings From Asbury Park. However, Shane Douglas comes walking down to the ring and Bigelow sees him, releasing Kanyon off his shoulder. Bigelow begs Shane to come inside and fight. Douglas gets up on the ring apron. The referee gets in Shane's face, demanding he get down and Bigelow is yelling at Douglas to step through the ropes. While the referee is distracted with Douglas, Kanyon low blows Bigelow from behind and turns him around, driving Bigelow face-first into the Chair with the Flatliner behind the ref's back. Kanyon slides the Chair out of the ring and Douglas finally gets off the ring apron, allowing the referee to count Kanyon's pinfall on Bigelow.

    Winner: Kanyon

    Post-Match: The Franchise backs up the aisle laughing at Bigelow while Kanyon celebrates his victory, extending his "Who Betta Than Kanyon" Open Challenge streak to 4-0.

    Backstage: Rob Van Dam and Norman Smiley are in the locker room, having a friendly chat with each other. The Sandman is also present in the locker room, sitting on a chair, smoking a cigarette. The smoke from the cigarette starts to bother Rob Van Dam & Norman Smiley and RVD asks The Sandman to put his cigarette out, saying he's pretty sure no one is allowed to smoke in the locker room. Sandman ignores him though and continues puffing on his cigarette. "Dude, we just signed with the company and you're already acting like a disrespectful prick. That ain't cool, man!" says Rob Van Dam, telling The Sandman off for his shitty unprofessional attitude. Sandman gets up off his chair and gets in RVD's face, taking offense to being called a "disrespectful prick". "You know what ain't cool? You! You used to be cool. But not anymore. Where did your balls go, huh?" responds The Sandman to RVD. Norman Smiley gets inbetween both men and tries to seperate them, telling Sandman to back off and put out his cigarette. The Sandman takes the cigarette from out of his mouth and flicks it at Norman's face, getting him in the eye. Norman screams, covering his eye. RVD checks on Norman before he turns around and screams "What the f***s your problem?" at The Sandman, who's grinning. The Sandman responds to RVD, "You've always had a mouth on you, you know that?" and proceeds to punch RVD in the mouth. RVD punches Sandman back in his mouth and both men trade more blows to the face. Referees and road agents rush into the locker room to break up the fight between Rob Van Dam & Sandman and a couple of referees check up on a blinded Norman.

    We get a recap from Tony Schiavone on the Mini-Tournament featuring the Cruiserweight tag teams to determine the No. 1 Contenders to the Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles which The Filthy Animals won. We're shown a replay of Misterio & Kidman beating Cash & Knoble on Thunder to win the tournament and Kid Romeo & Elix Skipper attacking The Filthy Animals after the match with their belts.

    Match Three
    WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship
    Kid Romeo and Elix Skipper (c) vs. The Filthy Animals (Rey Misterio Jr. and Billy Kidman)


    Kid Romeo and Billy Kidman begin the match, trading wrist locks and arm wrenches with both men flipping out of each other's holds. Romeo remains more on the technical side in this match while Kidman busts out high flying moves. Romeo has the upper hand over Kidman and tags out to Elix Skipper. The Cruiserweight Tag Team Champions hit a Rocket Launcher on Kidman before Romeo steps out on the ring apron and Skipper covers Kidman for a pin. Rey Misterio breaks up the pin, saving his partner. Kidman and Skipper go back and forth with each other. Skipper clasps Kidman's hand and runs up to the top turnbuckle, walking across the top rope and Skipper jumps off the top rope, hitting a Rope Walk Hurricarana on Kidman. Kidman catches Skipper coming off the top turnbuckle with a Dropkick. Skipper rolls out of the ring to catch a break on the outside. Romeo tries to comfort his tag partner at ringside and while they both talk up a gameplan, Billy Kidman climbs up to the top rope and hits a Springboard Shooting Star Press on both Romeo & Skipper outside. Kidman throws Skipper back in the ring for a pin but Primetime kicks out. Kidman tags out to Rey Misterio. Misterio and Skipper trade kicks to each other's leg and pull off numerous reversals on each other. Skipper counters a wheelbarrow maneuver from Rey into a Wheelbarrow Suplex. Skipper tags out to Kid Romeo and Romeo continues the momentum for his team, keeping Rey down with technical moves and submissions. Romeo picks Misterio up off the mat and places him on the top turnbuckle. Romeo climbs up to the top turnbuckle with Misterio and both men exchange punches & headbutts to each other before Misterio & Romeo go flying off the top turnbuckle together with a Swinging Neckbreaker to the mat. Both men are down and out. They start to stir and slowly crawl towards their partners, who have their hands extended out. Romeo makes a tag to Skipper first, who comes in and grabs Misterio's foot. Misterio pushes himself up off the mat and jumps forward, making the hot tag to Kidman, who runs in and slugs away at Primetime. Romeo jumps in to help his partner and both men double team Kidman. Misterio takes down both Romeo & Skipper with a Springboard Crossbody off the top rope. Misterio runs to the ropes and Kidman pops his partner up in the air, who lands on Kid Romeo's shoulders, looking for a Hurricarana but Romeo counters with a quick Powerbomb instead, taking out Misterio. Romeo goes for a Scoop Slam on Kidman but Billy drops down behind Kid Romeo and takes him out with The Kid Krusher. Skipper kicks Kidman in the gut and puts him down with an Air Raid Crash. Skipper goes for the pin but Kidman kicks out. Primetime steps out on the ring apron and waits for Kidman to reach his feet. Skipper leaps up on the top rope, going for a springboard maneuver, but Kidman catches him coming off the top rope with a BK Bomb. Kidman heads up to the top turnbuckle and hits the Shooting Star Press on Skipper, pinning him to win the Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles.

    Winners and NEW Cruiserweight Tag Team Champions: The Filthy Animals

    Post-Match: Kidman & Misterio hug each other and hold their titles up in the air. Konnan runs out to celebrate with Kidman and Misterio in the ring. Tony Schiavone remarks that "Misterio and Kidman are back on top of the Cruiserweight mountain!".

    Commercial Break

    Ringside: In what has become a weekly tradition by this point, Raven is sitting in the front row. However instead of just leaving him be this time, Mean Gene comes down to ringside with a microphone to try and get some answers from Raven. Gene approaches Raven, who stays sitting on his chair, and Gene asks Raven "What's the meaning behind your appearances on Nitro and Thunder every week?". Gene shoves the microphone in Raven's face, expecting an answer, but Raven just remains silent, refusing to give Gene an answer or even make eye contact with him. Gene takes the mic back and says maybe he asked the question wrong, so he puts it in a simpler way and asks Raven "Why are you back here in WCW?". Still, Raven gives him the silent treatment. Gene takes the mic back, telling Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler that he gave it a shot and tried to get some answers from Raven but the cat has got his tongue. Gene calls Raven a "Strange fella" and the show moves onto the next match of the night.

    Match Four
    Bra And Panties Match
    Tygress vs. Stacy Keibler


    We get a replay of Tygress stripping Stacy down to her bra and panties on Thunder to show us how this match came about. There's no one more excited for this match than Jerry Lawler, who's making jokes and puns about Puppies. Tygress and Stacy start by slapping each other across the face before they try ripping each other's tops off but to no success. Tygress goes for a Spear but Stacy sidesteps causing Tygress to fall out of the ring through the ropes. Stacy heads outside and drags Tygress up but she gets tackled on the floor, giving the front row fans a closeup view of their catfight. The crowd are going nuts as Tygress and Stacy roll around on the floor, head banging, hair pulling and giving each other more slaps. Tygress is on top, getting the better of Stacy, and Tygress picks Stacy up, throwing her back in the ring. Tygress slides back into the ring but gets a kick to the gut from Stacy, knocking her down. Stacy grabs Tygress' leopard pants and pulls it off, removing Tygress' first piece of underwear in the match as The King goes wild on commentary, making a "Rawr Rawr!" noise for Tygress. Stacy pulls a Cat O' Nine Tails from out of her top. Tygress is on her hands and knees, crawling about, and Stacy spanks her bottom with the Cat O' Nine Tails. The referee tries to admonish Stacy for the weapon but Keibler spanks the referee with the Cat O' Nine Tails, who actually likes it and smiles. Stacy stands over Tygress' head and does a sexy dance for the male fans before she bends over and grabs Tygress' top, trying to rip it off. Tygress picks her legs up, wrapping them around Keibler's head, and she rolls up Stacy with a wheelbarrow before reaching for Stacy's pants and pulling them off. Both women have been stripped to their panties, just the tops to go now. Tygress picks up Stacy's Cat O' Nine Tails and gives her a taste of her own medicine, spanking Stacy's bottom with it. Stacy tackles Tygress to the ground, getting into another catfight. This time as they roll around on the mat, they take the referee down with them as he tries to break the two off of each other and both women go rolling over the referee, which fills Jerry Lawler with jealousy. The referee gets up, raising his arms in the air, happy as a pig in shit. Stacy gets up, looking at the referee in disgust. Stacy turns around into another slap by Tygress. Tygress grabs Stacy's top and pulls on it, trying to rip it off. Stacy grabs onto Tygress' top, trying to rip it off before Tygress rips her off. After a bit of struggle between the two, both women end up ripping each other's tops off at the same time, completely stripping each other down to their bra and panties. Stacy and Tygress look confused as everyone else in the arena as to who got the top off first & won but the referee rules it a Draw.

    Draw

    Post-Match: Stacy and Tygress throw each other's tops down and grab a handful of each other's hair, continuing to fight and pull on each other's hair. Tygress outpowers Stacy and shoves her backwards, sending Stacy out of the ring. Stacy retreats up the aisle and Tygress stares at her, declaring it's not over between them yet. Jerry Lawler says on commentary that "The result is a Draw but everyone is a Winner tonight!".

    Backstage: Lance Storm and Justin Credible head to Eric Bischoff's office, interrupting him as he's on the phone. Bischoff asks the person on the other end of the line to hold and Eazy E asks Storm & Credible what they're doing here. Storm brings up Mike Awesome's leg injury from last week's Thunder in his match against Chuck Palumbo and Storm asks Bischoff to call off Team Canada's World Tag Team Title Match against Palumbo & O' Haire at Spring Stampede, saying Awesome can't compete due to the injury he suffered and they need more time to wait for Awesome to heal up before they can take on Palumbo & O' Haire for the World Tag Team Titles. Bischoff tells Storm that he booked the Tag Team Title Match for Spring Stampede, not any other event, and if Team Canada is calling the match off then they forfeit their World Tag Team Title shot as a result. Storm is surprised by Bischoff's response, calling it an unfair decision. Bischoff tells him that life is unfair and it was clearly unfair for Mike Awesome last week. Bischoff tells Storm that he'll remove the World Tag Team Title Match from the Spring Stampede card and go inform Palumbo & O' Haire about it, but Storm cuts Bischoff off and asks him to wait. Storm rethinks his decision and says he'll go ahead with the title match at Spring Stampede. Bischoff asks Storm who his partner in the match is going to be since Mike Awesome is on the shelf. Storm proposes competing against Palumbo & O' Haire in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match, so he can win the titles for himself & Awesome. Bischoff tells Storm that he can't compete alone for the World Tag Team Titles, he has to find a new partner or else forfeit the shot. As Storm tries to think of a replacement partner for Awesome, Justin Credible suddenly blurts out, "I'll be his partner!". Storm and Bischoff look at Credible in confusion. Bischoff responds "You?" to Credible. Storm comes around to the idea and goes "Yeah, him!", agreeing to Justin Credible being his new partner for the World Tag Team Title Match at Spring Stampede. Bischoff shakes his head in disbelief but okays the idea, changing the World Tag Team Title Match at Spring Stampede to Lance Storm and Justin Credible against Chuck Palumbo and Sean O' Haire. Storm and Credible high five, officially reuniting as a tag team. Storm & Credible look at Bischoff and Credible says he told Storm when he arrived here that he would help him make an "IMPACT" in the WCW tag team division and says this Sunday, everybody can call them The Impact Players!

    Match Five
    Totally Buff vs. The Mamalukes

    Buff Bagwell and Big Vito start out the match, wrestling. Vito has the upper hand and makes a tag to Johnny The Bull, who continues wrestling Buff Daddy. Once The Total Package tags in, the match turns into a brawl for the most part between Luger and both members of The Mamalukes. Johnny The Bull shows some incredible strength on him catching Buff Bagwell on his shoulder for a Delayed Vertical Suplex as Bagwell tries to go for the Blockbuster on him. The Mamalukes take it to the veterans and deliver Dropkicks to both Bagwell and Luger, knocking them out of the ring. Along with power, The Bull also shows he's agile as they come for a big boy his size, leaping up on the top rope like he's a Cruiserweight and hitting a Springboard Clothesline on Totally Buff outside the ring. Johnny The Bull picks up Buff Bagwell and throws him back in the ring, leaving The Total Package layed out on the floor at ringside. The Bull puts Bagwell down with a Gorilla Press Slam and tags out to Vito, who hits The Code Of Silence on Bagwell, looking to finish him off. Vito goes for the pin but The Total Package pulls Vito out of the ring, breaking up the pin and Luger tosses Vito into the Steel Steps, taking him out. Luger slides back into the ring and dukes it out with Johnny The Bull. Johnny gets the better of Luger in their exchange and heads up to the top turnbuckle. Johnny jumps off the top turnbuckle but Luger catches him in the face with a Forearm Smash, almost knocking him dead. Package drags Johnny The Bull up off the mat and picks him up on his shoulders for the Torture Rack. The referee asks Johnny The Bull if he wants to submit but doesn't get a chance to find out as...Ric Flair comes charging down the aisle like a madman and gets in the ring, delivering a Chop Block to the back of Luger's leg, forcing him to release Johnny off his shoulders. The referee calls for the bell, awarding the match to Totally Buff by Disqualification.

    Winners by DQ: Totally Buff

    Post-Match: Flair targets Luger's leg, stomping away at it. The Nature Boy picks up Luger's leg and spins around it for the Figure Four Leglock, but Flair sees Bagwell getting back in the ring and lunges at Bagwell, striking away at him with chops to the chest. As Flair continues chopping away at Bagwell in the corner, Luger recovers and gets back up to his feet, nailing Flair from behind. Bagwell and Luger double team Naitch, punching and kicking away at him. Luger picks Flair up on his shoulders and Buff Bagwell climbs to the top turnbuckle, looking to hit Totally Buffed on The Nature Boy...but Arn Anderson runs down to the ring with a Chair and Totally Buff see him coming, abandoning their finisher, and both Luger and Bagwell bail the ring just as The Enforcer slides into the ring with the Chair to save his best friend. Arn smacks the top rope with the Chair, screaming at Totally Buff to get back in the ring. Bagwell and Luger retreat up the aisle, pointing and laughing at Arn. Double A helps his best friend up to his feet and Flair demands a microphone from outside. Flair yells at Totally Buff that "Enough is Enough" and that it's time for Luger & Bagwell to man up and step in the ring with The Nature Boy. Flair issues a challenge to Totally Buff for a Tag Team match at Spring Stampede. Bagwell gets handed a mic from a stage crew member and both Luger & Bagwell laugh at Flair's challenge. Bagwell tells Flair to give Luger & himself a moment to talk it over and Totally Buff have a private conversation in the aisle. Both men come to a decision and Totally Buff decide to accept the challenge with both men assuming that Arn Anderson is gonna be Flair's tag team partner for the match, saying they'll be happy to take out both Flair and Anderson at Spring Stampede and put them in retirement homes where they belong. Double A says the spot was originally offered to him by Flair...but he's giving up his spot. The Enforcer reveals he called up someone "Bigger, Badder & Better" and he's giving his spot in the tag team match to him. Flair says he's got a Mystery Partner for the Tag Team match and he'll be revealed at Spring Stampede! Flair ends the promo with a "Wooooo!", leaving Totally Buff unsure now if they made the right decision accepting Flair's challenge for Spring Stampede after hearing the news that he has a mystery partner for the match. Totally Buff are confused, trying to guess who Flair's mystery partner could be at Spring Stampede as is everyone else in the arena.

    Commercial Break

    Back from the break and Tony Schiavone & Jerry Lawler replay Steve Corino's debut/attack on The Rhodes last week during Dusty's announcement.

    *The Old School Style*

    In Ring: Steve Corino makes his entrance to a hostile reaction from the crowd but he's not bothered at all by it. Corino is given a mic once he gets in the ring. His music cuts off and he doesn't say anything for the first minute, waiting for the crowd's boos to die down a little before he starts speaking. Corino starts off by telling the "Drunk redneck hicks in the Philips Arena to shut your stinkin' mouths", which just only elicits more boos. Corino says "Everyone in the arena tonight is just like Dusty Rhodes, a "common moron" that will never amount to anything". Corino brings up his past with Dusty, stating "We have unfinished business from the Land Of Extreme". He says "Dusty got lucky against me the last time we were in a ring together but then he left for good, thinking he could put it all behind him. However, I'm here to tell Dusty that it's not over between us just yet". Corino starts to get personal as he goes on, mentioning that he heard Dusty talk about his family & their legacy last week. Corino tells Dusty, "I'll kick your fat ass into retirement and soon enough I'll have your son Dustin join you there pretty quickly". "And if your youngest son, Cody, decides to break into this business, I'll end his career before it can even begin and kill The Rhodes legacy once and for all". Corino calls The Rhodes family "A bunch of idiots" and says "Their gene pool could've used a little more chlorine". Corino starts going too far, bringing up Dusty's wife, calling her "A whore" for "Breeding so many failures in that family". But worse than that, Corino mentions Dustin's daughter, Dakota, predicting that "Dakota will grow up to be a 'gold-digging-slut' (a play on the name "Goldust") just like her mother, Terri". Corino promises to "Turn the 'The American Dream' into a living nightmare". As Corino continues insulting The Rhodes family...Dustin Rhodes runs out from the crowd, climbing over the crowd barricade with a Texas Bullrope in hand, and Dustin slides into the ring, tackling Steve Corino to the mat. Dustin is incensed from all the comments Corino made about his family especially the mention of his daughter Dakota and delivers rapid intense punches to Corino's face. Dustin stands up and puts the boots to Corino before he swings his Bullrope down at Corino, trying to hit him with the Cowbell. Corino rolls out of the way, making Dustin miss, and Corino quickly rolls out underneath the bottom rope. Dustin climbs out of the ring and starts chasing Corino up the aisle. Corino legs it to the back behind the entrance curtain and Dustin follows him, still chasing after him backstage. A bunch of referees and road agents intervene, holding Dustin back, while Corino escapes. Dustin is screaming Corino's name out and cussing like a sailor as the referees & road agents try to calm him down and get him under control.

    Match Six
    Unsanctioned Match
    Ken Shamrock vs. Stevie Ray


    Stevie Ray comes out on Crutches, wearing street clothes. The commentators question how Stevie Ray will able to compete with his ankle still hurt. Ken Shamrock comes out next, showing no mercy all over his face as he intends to put Stevie Ray back in the hospital next to his brother. As soon as Shamrock slides underneath the bottom rope, Stevie Ray hobbles towards Shamrock and takes a swing at him with one of his Crutches, hitting Shamrock on the back with it. Stevie shouts at Shamrock to get up, holding his Crutch up like a Baseball Bat. Shamrock slowly gets to his feet, holding his back, and Stevie Ray bashes him in the gut with the Crutch, breaking the Crutch in half. Stevie picks up his other Crutch and takes another swing at Shamrock with it while he's laying on the mat but Shamrock rolls out of the ring in time, barely avoiding it. Shamrock takes some time to recover on the outside and Stevie is waiting for him to come back in the ring, talking trash to Shamrock. Shamrock recovers from the shots with the Crutch and kicks the Steel Steps in anger before he starts circling the ring, staring wildly at Stevie Ray, waiting for his opportunity to strike. Shamrock tries to slide back in underneath the bottom rope but Stevie takes another swing with the Crutch and Shamrock slides back out quickly before Stevie can connect with him. Shamrock moves to another side of the ring, trying to slide back in a second time. Stevie swings for him once more but Shamrock pulls his upper body out, making Stevie miss again. Shamrock looks over at the timekeeper and grabs the timekeeper, chucking him off his Chair. Shamrock picks up the Chair and slowly walks up the Steel Steps, standing on the top step. Stevie is standing close by in the ring, staring and waiting for him to step through the ropes. Shamrock tosses the Chair at Stevie Ray to distract him and The World's Most Dangerous Man quickly rushes back into the ring, tackling Stevie to the mat. Shamrock throws mean punches at Stevie Ray's face. Shamrock stands up and kicks Stevie Ray's ankle, making Stevie scream loudly. Shamrock picks up Stevie's Crutch and snaps it in half over his knee. Shamrock grabs the Chair off the mat and wedges Stevie's bad ankle inside the folded Chair. Shamrock climbs up on the second turnbuckle, roaring at the top of his voice, preparing to 'Pillmanize' Stevie Ray. Just as Shamrock is about to jump off the second turnbuckle...

    *Rap Sheet*

    Harlem Heat's music blasts out into the arena, putting a stop to Shamrock's plan. Shamrock climbs down from the second turnbuckle and turns his attention to the entrance. A loud pop goes off in the background as...Booker T slides into the ring with a Crutch of his own and The Bookman waits for Shamrock to turn around before he whacks him across the head with his Crutch, sending Shamrock flying out of the ring. Booker T is still hurt just like his brother but's he running on adrenaline in his quest for revenge against Shamrock. Booker hobbles over to Stevie Ray and checks up on his brother. Shamrock shakes off the cobwebs outside the ring, getting back up to his feet, and Booker holds up his Crutch, ready to hit Shamrock with it again incase he gets back in the ring. Shamrock stares at Booker T and Booker stares back at him, threatening him with his Crutch. Shamrock slowly climbs up on the ring apron in an attempt to get back in but Booker tries to hit Shamrock with his Crutch again and Shamrock jumps down from the ring apron quickly. Booker is cussing Shamrock out, shouting at him to get back in the ring. Shamrock decides to leave, backing up the aisle slowly while keeping his eyes locked on Booker, deciding he's taken enough shots from Booker & Stevie Ray's Crutches and he'll get them back another time. Booker doesn't take his eyes off Shamrock either and checks up on his brother once again, telling the referee to get some help for Stevie.

    No Contest

    Post-Match/Backstage: Tony Schiavone gets word on his headpiece that something has happened backstage and the camera takes us backstage where...Sting is found laying unconscious on the floor. Sting is surrounded by road agents and EMTs, none of them who have a clue who took out The Stinger backstage.

    Commercial Break

    Backstage: Eric Bischoff is in his office, talking to one of the road agents who found Sting unconscious, asking for an update on Sting's condition and if he saw Sting's attacker(s). Bischoff is concerned about whether Sting will be able to compete in the Six-Man Tag Team main event. Bischoff and the road agent are interrupted by Booker T, who barges into the President's office. Booker T gets straight to the point, demanding a match against Ken Shamrock at Spring Stampede this Sunday. Bischoff asks the road agent to leave him and Booker alone. Bischoff tells Booker that he's still hurt from couple weeks ago and it's not a good idea for him to face Shamrock. Booker says he doesn't give a damn about his injury, telling Bischoff, "I'll fight Shamrock on one leg if I have to. Bischoff responds that he's concerned for Booker's health & safety especially since he's the United States Champion and he refuses to put Booker in a match against Shamrock for his own good. Booker reminds Bischoff that a champion must defend his title once every month and he hasn't defended the US Title yet this month. Booker says he'll defend the US Title against Ken Shamrock at Spring Stampede so long as he can get him in the ring. Bischoff is still hesistant to make the match, worrying about Booker's wellbeing, saying he doesn't know if he should book it. Running out of patience and options with his boss, Booker does the only thing he can think of right now, threaten to leave WCW and take the United States Title with him if Bischoff doesn't grant him the match with Shamrock. Bischoff is stunned by Booker's threat and warns him never to threaten him again. He tells Booker there ain't no WWF or ECW left for him to take the title to. Booker apologizes to Bischoff for his threat, saying he's desperate and will do & say anything at the moment to fight Shamrock. Bischoff gets past the awkward moment with Booker and eventually gives into his request, saying it's because he likes Booker and he appreciates his loyalty to him & WCW all these years, granting Booker T a match against Ken Shamrock at Spring Stampede for the United States Championship. However, Bischoff tells Booker to sign a clause in the contract that he can't hold the company liable if he gets hurt again in his match against Shamrock at Spring Stampede. Booker agrees to the clause but says it won't be needed cause he's gonna make the sucka pay for coming after him & his brother at Spring Stampede.

    The camera cuts back to the arena and Tony Schiavone tells the viewers at home that he'll update them on Sting as soon as he receives any information. Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler speculate as to Sting's mystery attacker backstage. Lawler is way off with his guesses but Tony Schiavone says he has a good idea who it was. As they continue talking about Sting's attack backstage, both commentators get interrupted by Jeff Jarrett's music.

    *The Chosen One*

    In Ring: Jeff Jarrett walks out from the back, dragging Dewayne Bruce on the floor with him, having arrived from the Power Plant. Dewayne is beaten to a pulp and his shirt is all torn up, having been beaten up some more since the attack at the WCW Power Plant earlier in the day. Jarrett drags Sarge down to the ring with one hand and carries a brand new Guitar in his other hand. Jarrett throws Sarge into the ring and grabs himself a mic. Jarrett calls out Goldberg, asking "What have I gotta do to make you accept MY challenge for Spring Stampede?". "I thought Sarge meant something to you but it seems I was wrong as you continue to duck my challenge". Jarrett says "Goldberg's started a new streak but it's a yellow one down his back". Jarrett tells the fans, "Your hero is a coward and not 'Da Man' you say he is". Jarrett officially declares himself to be "Da Man" aswell as "The Chosen One" since Goldberg isn't gonna face him. Jarrett picks Dewayne up to his feet and tells Goldberg, "This one is for you, Bill!" as he prepares to hit Sarge with another Guitar. Jarrett gets interrupted by Eric Bischoff though before he can hit Dewayne with the Guitar. Eric Bischoff tells Jarrett to stop, saying "That's enough, Jeff". Bischoff informs Jarrett that he just received a phone call from the man he's been calling out for weeks, Goldberg. Jarrett cuts off Bischoff, asking what Goldberg's answer is. Bischoff says their conversation was short but clear, revealing that Goldberg has accepted Jeff Jarrett's challenge for Spring Stampede, which blows the roof off the arena as the fans in attendance go berserk. Eric tells Jarrett that "Goldberg will be making his official return this Sunday at the PPV". Before Eric wraps it up and leaves, he says "Goldberg wanted me to pass on a message to you, Jarrett". The message being..."YOU'RE NEXT!"

    Commercial Break

    Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler run down the card for Spring Stampede, hyping up some of the matches that have already been made for the PPV, which you'll see below at the end of this post.

    Match Seven
    (Main Event)

    Six-Man Tag Team Match
    Sting, Kevin Nash and Diamond Dallas Page vs. Scott Steiner, Rick Steiner and Road Warrior Animal (w/ Midajah)


    The World Heavyweight Champion, his brother and Road Warrior Animal make their entrances to the ring first. Scott Steiner snatches the mic from Dave Penzer once he gets in the ring and Scott Steiner reveals that it was his brother Rick, Road Warrior Animal, and himself that took out Sting backstage, declaring that "Sting won't be making it to the match". The Insiders make their entrances next and wait outside the ring for Sting to make his entrance and join them...but they get nothing! Sting doesn't come out, putting smiles on Scott, Rick and Animal's faces. The Insiders realize they're gonna have to go 2-on-3 against The Steiners and Road Warrior Animal. Kevin Nash and DDP charge into the ring, going straight for Scott Steiner, Rick Steiner and Animal, instantly slugging it out with them. The trio of The Steiners and Animal get the upper hand over The Insiders. Rick and Animal throw Kevin Nash out of the ring and leave DDP alone in the ring with Scott Steiner, so they can officially begin the match. Scott tosses DDP around the ring like a ragdoll with multiple Suplexes. Scott drops an Elbow on DDP but breaks up his own pinfall on Page at the count of two, doing push-ups on the mat. Scott tags out to Rick, who continues the domination with Steinerlines and more power moves on DDP. Road Warrior Animal is tagged in who nearly puts Page away with the Scoop Powerslam, however Kevin Nash breaks up the pin, saving DDP. Page turns the momentum around, catching the Road Warrior with a boot to the face in the corner and DDP heads up top, taking Animal down with a Diving Clothesline. DDP makes a tag to Kevin Nash, who works over Animal in the corner with Knee Strikes and Back Elbows. Animal tags out to Rick and Big Sexy catches Rick in the face with a Big Boot. Nash hits a Sidewalk Slam on The Dog Faced Gremlin and covers him for the pin but Scott Steiner breaks up the pin with an Elbow Drop to the back of Nash's head. The DFG regains the upper hand over Nash and weakens him down with a Sleeper Hold. Nash breaks out of it with a Back Suplex on Rick. Scott Steiner tags himself in and takes advantage of a weakened Nash. Steiner plants Nash with a T-Bone Suplex before he turns him over onto his stomach, applying The Steiner Recliner on him. DDP gets in the ring and nails Scott from behind, breaking up the submission. Rick Steiner and Animal rush into the ring, attacking Page, and both men throw DDP out of the ring together before they head outside and double team him. DDP is hurled into the Steel Steps by both Rick & Animal. Scott drags Kevin up to his feet but gets a knee driven into his gut and Nash sets Scott up for a Jacknife Powerbomb. Rick Steiner slides back into the ring and saves his brother with a Steinerline to the back of Nash's head. Rick steps out on the ring apron, so he can receive a tag from Scott. Animal slides into the ring, joining Rick and Scott in beating down Kevin Nash. Scott Steiner tells Midajah to grab the World Title from the timekeeper and hand it to him, which she does. Scott tells Rick and Animal to hold up Kevin Nash, so he can hit him in the face with the belt. Steiner gets ready to hit Nash in the face with the World Title

    ...BUT...

    Sting comes running out from the back to a massive pop from the crowd, having recovered from his backstage attack.

    The Stinger charges into the ring and The Steiners & Animal go for him. Sting throws punches and chops to the head at Scott, Rick and Animal. Sting places Scott, Rick and Animal in three seperate corners and Sting delivers a Stinger Splash to Animal first before he runs over and hits a Stinger Splash on Rick. Animal and Rick fall out of their corners, dropping to the canvas. Sting continues his momentum, delivering a third Stinger Splash to Scott. Scott stumbles out of the corner and Sting takes a step back, Clotheslining Scott out of the ring. Sting hollers at the crowd, giving them a loud "Wooooo!" before he steps out on the ring apron and extends his hand out for a tag. Kevin Nash crawls over, tagging in Sting. Animal is getting back up to his feet and Sting plants him with the Scorpion Death Drop. Sting gets up and Rick Steiner charges at Sting for a Steinerline but Sting ducks under and grabs Rick's legs, tripping him up on the mat for a Scorpion Death Lock. No one is there to save Rick and The Dog Faced Gremlin taps out.

    Winners: Sting, Kevin Nash and Diamond Dallas Page

    Post-Match: Sting releases the Scorpion Death Lock on Rick and starts celebrating. DDP and Kevin Nash recover, joining Sting in the ring. Sting, DDP and Kevin Nash pose for the crowd. Sting sees the World Heavyweight Title laying on the mat and picks it up, staring at it. However, Scott Steiner slides back into the ring with a LEAD PIPE and hammers Sting in the back of the head with the Lead Pipe, knocking him out. Scott then turns to DDP and nails him in the face with the Lead Pipe, knocking him out too. Scott then hits Kevin Nash over the head with the Lead Pipe, knocking all 3 men out cold with his steel weapon. Scott helps Animal and his brother Rick up to their feet. The Steiners and Road Warrior Animal stand tall at the end of the show, raising their arms in the air, as Sting and The Insiders are laying on the mat unconscious. Scott stands up on the second turnbuckle, holding the World Heavyweight Title up in one hand and his Lead Pipe in the other as the show comes to a close.

    Copyright 2001
    World Championship Wrestling Inc
    All Rights Reserved




    April 22nd 2001

    Cow Palace
    San Francisco, California


    World Heavyweight Championship
    Scott Steiner (c) vs. Sting

    Goldberg Returns!
    Goldberg vs. Jeff Jarrett

    The Insiders (Kevin Nash and Diamond Dallas Page) vs. Rick Steiner and Road Warrior Animal

    United States Championship
    Booker T (c) vs. Ken Shamrock

    Ric Flair and Mystery Partner vs. Totally Buff (The Total Package and Buff Bagwell)

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

    I have to say, I've been wanting to read a booker like this for ages! So happy someone has given it ago. Just read through the shows and I'm enjoying it. It's cool to see you haven't just thrown the big names like Rock, Stone Cold, Undertaker and so on straight into the mix with no real purpose. Excited to see how they debut. The debuts/returns so far have been really cool though! Shamrock is a badass and the role he's in right now is really suited. I also love how the ECW guys have come in with Van Dam becoming the Hardcore Champion. Your portrayal of Sandman so far is great too! I loved that interview segment with Mene Gene, blowing the smoke in his face and getting rid of the Hardcore Hak name. That was great! Good job man. I'll be reading along!


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    April 18th 2001

    Philips Arena
    Atlanta, Georgia


    A video package is shown hyping up Goldberg's return for Spring Stampede this Sunday, playing a highlight reel of him plowing through previous opponents of his over the years with Spears and Jackhammers. A message appears at the end of the video that reads out.

    DA MAN IS BACK
    GOLDBERG
    SPRING STAMPEDE

    The video package ends and leads into the opening intro.

    Opening Intro

    The show officially opens up with pyro & fireworks and the fans in attendance are marking out as the camera scans across the arena. Mike Tenay & Scott Hudson introduce themselves and welcome us to the show before they start talking about Goldberg's return this Sunday, hyping it some more. They mention that clips of "Goldberg's Greatest Moments" will be shown throughout this episode of Thunder as they get ready for him to return at Spring Stampede. Tenay also announces that tonight's main event is gonna be Goldberg's opponent at the PPV, Jeff Jarrett, taking on Goldberg's mentor/trainer, Dewayne Bruce. RVD will be in action against Shane Douglas, The Sandman vs. Norman Smiley in a Hardcore Match, an Intergender Tag Team Match featuring Konnan & Tygress against Shawn Stasiak & Stacy Keibler, and we'll also see the debut matches of Justin Credible & Steve Corino tonight. The night kicks off with tag team action.

    Match One
    Shane Helms and Ernest Miller (w/ Ms Jones) vs. 3 Count (Shannon Moore and Evan Karagias)

    Mike Tenay lets us know during 3 Count's entrance that Shane Helms will be defending his Cruiserweight Title against Shannon Moore and Evan Karagias in a Triple Threat Match at Spring Stampede. Shannon Moore and Evan Karagias cut a promo after they enter the ring, talking about how they're gonna take the Cruiserweight Title away from Shane Helms. What they fail to mention is who between them is gonna take it. After finishing their promo, Shannon and Evan ask for their music to play, so they can start dancing before the match begins. Mid-way through their dancing, they get cut off and interrupted by Ernest Miller & Ms. Jones, which pisses them off. After The Cat and the Cruiserweight Champion make their entrances, Shane Helms locks up with Shannon Moore to begin the match. Helms and Moore start off with fast paced moves and reversals. Shane has the upper hand until Evan slaps him on the back from the ring apron and Helms turns around, knocking Karagias off the ring apron with a forearm to the face. The distraction allows Shannon to hit a Step Up Enziguri to Helms once he turns back around to him. Shannon beats up Shane some more before he tags in Karagias and both men hit a double team maneuver with Karagias hip-tossing Shannon on top of Helms. Evan goes for the pin as Shannon steps out through the ropes but The Cat breaks up the pin. The referee argues with Cat, yelling at him to get out, and 3 Count take advantage behind the ref's back with Evan dragging Shane into their corner, pummeling away at his stomach while Shannon wraps the tag rope around Helms' neck and chokes him with it. 3 Count stop cheating once The Cat gets back out on the ring apron and the referee turns his attention back to the two legal men. Evan continues the momentum for 3 Count until Shane catches him with a Single Knee Facebuster and makes a tag to The Cat, who takes it to both Evan and Shannon with his karate strikes. The Cat dances in the middle of the ring, channeling his inner James Brown, but soon gets knocked down from behind by Shannon Moore. Shane rushes into the ring with punches to Shannon and both men fall out of the ring while they slug it out. Shane tries to irish whip Shannon into the Steel Steps but Moore reverses, sending Helms crashing into them. Ms. Jones checks on Helms at ringside and Shannon grabs her, throwing her into the ring to Evan, who's back on his feet. Evan intimidates Jones in the ring but The Cat gets back up in time to save her. The referee is helping Ms. Jones get out of the ring and while he's distracted with her & Ernest sets up for The Feliner on Evan, Shannon steals the Cruiserweight Title away from the timekeeper and sneaks into the ring, nailing The Cat in the back of the head with the title. Shannon drops the title on the mat and leaves the ring before the referee turns around. Evan slides on top of The Cat for the 3 count.

    Winners: 3 Count

    Post-Match: Evan gets back up to his feet following the victory and sees the Cruiserweight Title laying on the mat. Evan bends down to pick up the title and holds it in his hand, staring at it...until Shannon Moore grabs the other half of the strap and tries to pull the Cruiserweight Title from out of his hands. Evan and Shannon have a tug of war with the Cruiserweight Title, each men claiming the belt will be theirs. While both partners fight over the belt, Shane Helms slides back into the ring and delivers a Double Dropkick to Karagias & Moore, knocking them out of the ring together without the title as they drop it on the mat. Shane Helms picks up his Cruiserweight Title while Evan & Shannon get back up to their feet and retreat up the aisle. Helms stares at his former partners from the ring and holds up the Cruiserweight Title, mouthing they will never take the title from him.

    Goldberg's Greatest Moments: Goldberg Debuts - Monday Nitro 9-22-97. (Goldberg is shown beating and finishing off Hugh Morrus with the Jackhammer to win his debut match)

    Match Two
    Hardcore Match
    The Sandman vs. Norman Smiley


    We're shown a replay from Nitro of The Sandman getting into a heated exchange with Rob Van Dam in the locker room over Sandman's smoking and Norman trying to seperate the two, only for The Sandman to flick his cigarette into Norman's face and get into a brawl with RVD. The Sandman makes his entrance first, smoking a cigarette and carrying his Singapore Cane on his shoulder. Norman Smiley makes his entrance next, wearing NFL gear, knee pads, shoulder pads and a helmet to protect himself. As soon as Norman gets in the ring, The Sandman takes a swing at him with his Singapore Cane, hitting him over the helmet with it, but the shot with the Cane has no effect on Norman due to the helmet protecting his head and Norman jabs Sandman back in the face. Norman starts out with the upper hand and goes outside to grab his own Singapore Cane from underneath the ring. Norman gets back in the ring with his Cane and has a lightsaber battle with Sandman, smacking each other's Singapore Canes off each other. Sandman wins the duel, kicking Norman in the stomach and Sandman whacks Norman across the back with his Cane before hitting him in the stomach with it, dropping him to his knees. Norman is screaming loudly and The Sandman removes his helmet before cracking Norman over the head with the Cane. Sandman goes for a pin but Norman kicks out at two. Sandman waits for Norman to get up, so he can hit him with the Cane again. Sandman lunges at Norman with the Cane but Norman quickly picks up his football helmet and bashes Sandman in the stomach with it before hitting him in the face with it, knocking him down. Norman goes for a pin but Sandman kicks out. Norman heads back outside, grabbing a Steel Chair from under the ring...but Sandman Baseball Slides the Chair into Norman's face. Sandman slides out of the ring, waiting for Norman to get up, who uses the ring post to help himself. Sandman takes a swing at Norman with the Singapore Cane but Norman ducks and Sandman hits the ring post with the Cane instead. Sandman turns around into a kick and Norman sends him into the Steel Steps. Norman rolls Sandman back into the ring before he searches underneath the ring for another object. Sandman crawls to the corner and sits back against the bottom turnbuckle with his legs spread out while Norman continues searching underneath the ring and pulls out...a NFL Football? Norman slides back into the ring with the Ball and stands in the middle of the ring, doing the Big Wiggle before he throws the NFL Ball at Sandman's groin causing the crowd to cringe and Scott Hudson makes a Simpsons reference to "Man Getting Hit By Football". Norman drags Sandman to the center of the ring for a cover but Sandman kicks out again. Norman heads up to the top turnbuckle but Sandman gets up, hitting Norman in the head with the Singapore Cane. Norman sits on the top turnbuckle, holding his head and Sandman ascends the top turnbuckle, driving Norman off it with a Heinekenrana. Sandman picks Norman up off the mat and tucks his Singapore Cane underneath Norman's neck before he hits a White Russian Leg Sweep using the Singapore Cane and Sandman covers Norman, holding the Cane down on his chest, getting the three.

    Winner: The Sandman

    Backstage: The Harris Brothers arrive to the arena on their motorbikes. The twin brothers park their bikes before they get off and brag about what they did to KroniK in the parking lot on Nitro. As the brothers share a laugh with each other...they are attacked by KroniK with Tire Irons, who were hiding out of sight in the parking lot, waiting for them to arrive. Brian Adams nails Ron Harris in the gut with his Tire Iron while Bryan Clark, who wears a bandage over the cuts on his head from going through the side car window on Nitro, hits Don in the back with his Tire Iron. KroniK continue wailing away at Ron & Don with their Tire Irons while screaming at them in anger. Bryan Clark, who's the most pissed off, picks Don Harris up off the floor and drags him over to a car where he attempts to smash Don's head into the side window of the vehicle just like Don did to him on Nitro. But Don manages to slip out of Bryan's hands and shoves him into the car before he runs off. Adams tries to chase after Don with his Tire Iron and in the process, Ron manages to escape too. Adams fails to catch up with Don and runs back over to Clark to check on his partner and help him up. The Harris Brothers have escaped...but KroniK set their sights on The Harris Brothers' motorbikes, which they've left behind. Adams and Clark both kick Ron and Don's motorbikes over on the floor before they start smashing its front lights, mirrors, and its sides in with their Tire Irons, breaking small pieces off the two motorbikes. Adams breaks the handlebars off of Ron's bike while Clark removes some pipes off of Don's bike. KroniK walk away from the damaged bikes after tearing it up, leaving a message for The Harris Brothers.

    Match Three
    Justin Credible vs. Chuck Palumbo

    Like The Sandman earlier, Credible takes a swing at Palumbo's head with the Singapore Cane as soon as he enters the ring but Palumbo ducks the shot and pounds away at Credible's face with punches. Palumbo being the bigger man, dominates the first half of the match until Justin pulls out some dirty tactics and takes over the second half of the match. With Palumbo being too big to pick up for a That's Incredible, Justin tries to finish him off with a Tornado DDT but Chuck throws him across the ring with ease as he spins off the second turnbuckle. Palumbo waits for Credible to get up, so he can hit him with The Jungle Kick. Palumbo goes for The Jungle Kick...but Credible turns around, cracking Palumbo in the leg with his Singapore Cane, and Palumbo goes down, holding his leg in pain while the referee calls for the bell, disqualifying Credible.

    Winner by DQ: Chuck Palumbo

    Post-Match: Credible continues hitting Palumbo over his arms and back with the Singapore Cane...until Sean O' Haire comes running down to the ring. Credible swings his Cane at O' Haire but Sean catches the Cane inbetween his arm. Credible tries to pull his Singapore Cane from out of O' Haire's arm but Sean holds the weapon tightly inbetween his arm and body. Sean knocks Credible down with the Ridge Hand Clothesline and waits for him to get up, so he can hit Justin with his own Singapore Cane. Lance Storm charges down to the ring and jumps up on the ring apron. Sean O' Haire senses him and turns around, trying to hit Storm with the Cane, but Lance jumps down from the ring apron quickly before O' Haire can connect with him. O' Haire turns around and sees Credible on his feet, taking a swing at him, but Credible jumps out of the ring before O' Haire can get him too. The Impact Players retreat up the aisle while Sean O' Haire is left standing in the ring, holding Justin Credible's Singapore Cane. O' Haire points the Cane at both Impact Players, promising to get them back at Spring Stampede before he kneels down besides his partner, checking up on him. Storm and Credible signal back to O' Haire that the Tag Team Titles are coming around their waists before they do The Impact Players pose at the top of the aisle with Storm down on one knee, flexing both arms and Credible standing behind Storm, holding his arms up in the air.

    Commercial Break

    Goldberg's Greatest Moments: Goldberg Wins The United States Championship - Monday Nitro 4-20-98. (Goldberg is shown taking out members of The Flock in the ring while Raven tries to escape through the crowd but the fans throw Raven back over the guardrail to Goldberg, who beats him with the Spear and Jackhammer to win his first United States Championship)

    Ringside: And speaking of Raven, he's shown sitting in the front row, watching the aforementioned moment on the titantron. Despite failing to get a word out of him on Nitro, Mean Gene comes down to ringside to try and get answers from Raven one more time. Gene brings up his US Title match against Goldberg on Nitro that he just watched on the titantron and asks Raven if he will be at Spring Stampede, watching Goldberg's match against Jeff Jarrett. Raven stares at Gene but doesn't give him an answer just like on Nitro. Gene asks Raven, "Give me something, Raven. Anything.". Raven still refuses to speak to him, which starts to get under Gene's skin. "Are you a mute? Have you lost your tongue? Say something for God's sake." asks Gene again, this time in an angry tone. Raven stands up off his chair and turns around, walking away from Gene, making his first move since he reappeared in the company weeks ago. Gene watches Raven leave through the crowd, making Gene shake his head in disappointment that he couldn't get a word out of him again. Gene asks "What is wrong with this guy?" before the camera cuts away to the ring for the next match of the night.

    Match Four
    Non-Title Match
    Rob Van Dam vs. Shane Douglas


    The two former ECW stars talk some trash to each other before they start duking it out. The Whole F'N Show gets the better of The Franchise with his punches and continues his momentum with various martial-arts kicks and a Rolling Thunder, which only gets two. RVD climbs up to the top turnbuckle but gets caught coming off with a Jumping High Knee from Douglas. The match is in Douglas' favor now and he nearly puts RVD away with a Belly To Belly Suplex. RVD turns the tide around for a moment, catching Douglas with a foot to the face in the corner, knocking him down. RVD goes for a Split Legged Moonsault off the top turnbuckle/ropes but gets a pair of knees driven into his stomach courtesy of The Franchise. Shane picks up RVD and hits The Franchizer on him but only gets a two count off of it. Douglas picks up RVD, setting him up for The Pittsburgh Plunge. Shane lifts RVD up on his shoulder for his finisher but RVD knees Douglas in the face with his free leg and turns The Pittsburgh Plunge into a Small Package, only getting a two count from it. Both men get up at the same time and Shane throws a kick at RVD but Van Dam catches his foot and answers with a Step Over Heel Kick to his face. RVD leaps up to the top turnbuckle, looking for the Five Star Frog Splash, but Shane rolls out of the way, making RVD crash and burn. Shane gets up to his feet and goes outside, snatching the timekeeper's Steel Chair away from him. Shane brings the Chair into the ring with him. Shane looks down at RVD and then laughs at the referee as he's yelling at him to put the Chair down. Shane raises the Chair up, about to hit RVD with it...until Bam Bam Bigelow comes charging down to the ring and The Beast From The East slides into the ring, going after Shane, who drops the Chair immediately and bails the ring. Bigelow chases Douglas out of the ring and up the aisle while the referee starts counting out Shane. Douglas flees behind the curtain with Bigelow not far behind and the referee counts to 10, awarding the match to RVD.

    Winner by Count-Out: Rob Van Dam

    Post-Match: RVD gets up off the mat and starts celebrating even though he rather would've won by Pinfall. RVD climbs up on the second turnbuckle with his Hardcore Title, placing the belt over his shoulder, and takes both of his thumbs, pointing to his shoulders three times while mouthing "Rob...Van...Dam" to the fans, who do the same back to RVD. Van Dam nods his head at the crowd in approval and bows to them...but gets nailed in the back with a Singapore Cane from The Sandman. RVD falls over the top rope onto the floor outside from the Singapore Cane shot. The Sandman climbs out of the ring and continues battering RVD on the floor with the Singapore Cane over and over again. Once The Sandman is done bashing him in with his Cane, he looks underneath the ring, pulling a Table out from under there. The Sandman sets up the Table at ringside and picks RVD up, placing him on top of the Table. The Sandman rolls back in the ring and ascends the top turnbuckle. The Sandman goes flying off the top turnbuckle, driving Rob Van Dam through the Table with a Rolling Rock aka a Swanton Bomb. The Sandman stands up, looking at the crowd in disgust as they rain boos down upon him. The Sandman pulls a cigarette pack & a lighter from out of his back pocket and takes out a cigarette from the pack, placing it in his mouth. The Sandman lights up the cigarette, taking a puff of it before he kneels down besides RVD and blows smoke all over his face & body, making RVD cough. Sandman grabs the Hardcore Title laying next to RVD's body and picks it up, holding it up in the air to the crowd, declaring himself to be the next champion.

    Goldberg's Greatest Moments: Goldberg Wins The World Heavyweight Championship - Monday Nitro 7-6-98. (In what is Goldberg's biggest moment ever, he's shown defeating Hollywood Hogan with the Spear and Jackhammer to win his first World Title while Bobby Heenan is screaming on commentary in the background, almost losing his voice. The clip ends with Goldberg raising up the United States Title and World Heavyweight Title in both hands)

    Match Five
    Steve Corino vs. Kwee Wee (w/ Paisley)

    A replay is shown of Dustin Rhodes jumping Steve Corino on Nitro after Corino's promo where he insulted the entire Rhodes Family including Dustin's daughter and ex-wife. Kwee Wee makes his entrance to the ring first with Paisley, both of them smiling and flirting. The flamboyant star asks for a mic, talking about how handsome he looks and how hot Paisley is. Some boos ring out for Kwee Wee and a couple of fans can be heard chanting "F****t" at Kwee Wee. Steve Corino makes his entrance next with a mic of his own in hand and the crowd boo him much louder than Kwee Wee. Corino waits for the crowd to quiet down before he starts laying into Kwee Wee with a promo of his own - "Kwee Wee, the last thing you should be concerned about right now is how you look...because in about a minute or so, I'm gonna kick that stupid look off your face. You and Dustin Rhodes, you both have a lot in common, y'know. You like to dress up and wear a lot of fancy make up. You pretty yourself up in pink and glitter. He likes to don himself in gold and glitter. You both surround yourselves with a pair of sluts. Terri is a 'gold-digging-slut' and Paisley...well, she's a 'gutter slut'. Paisley looks at Corino horrified by what he just called her. "But more importantly, Kwee Wee. You and 'GOLDUSTin', you both like to keep it a secret from the fans but the obvious truth is that you two...well...YOU'RE BOTH A BUNCH OF FAGS!" Kwee Wee stares at Corino like he just saw a ghost, taken aback by what he just accused him of being and the crowd "OOOHHH" in response. "You and Dustin are what's wrong with wrestling today. Wrestling used to be full of tough guys and hard men. But when the likes of you came along, they all disappeared because the only thing you're interested in is making men 'HARD'! Kwee Wee is starting to get mad in the ring as Corino goes on. "Kwee Wee, I'm gonna do you a favour when I come down to that ring. I'm gonna STRAIGHTEN you up and make a REAL MAN out of ya! Corino puts his mic down and comes down to the ring while Mike Tenay apologizes to the viewers at home for Corino's comments/language. Scott Hudson makes sure to mention that Dustin Rhodes has been banned from the building tonight, so he can't interfere and attack Corino in his debut match

    Once Corino enters the ring, Kwee Wee instantly attacks him like a madman on the loose, unleashing his alter ego "Angry Allan", having been riled up by Corino's comments. Paisley runs out of the ring as Kwee Wee continues beating on Corino like he stole something. The referee tries to pull Kwee Wee off Corino and gets shoved back. Corino rolls out of the ring quickly, trying to escape Kwee Wee's wrath. Kwee Wee follows him outside, chasing Corino around the ring. Corino stops and grabs Paisley, holding her in front of him to protect him from "Angry Allan"/Kwee Wee. Kwee Wee stops for a second as Corino uses Paisley as a shield. Corino throws Paisley towards Kwee Wee and Kwee Wee catches her in his arms...only to get smacked in the face with The Old School Kick from Corino! Kwee Wee is down and out on the floor. Paisley runs away afraid as Corino picks Kwee Wee up off the floor and throws him back in the ring. Corino slides back into the ring to put the boots to Kwee Wee and gets on top of him with a mount, punching him in the face repeatedly. Corino picks Kwee Wee up and starts mocking Dusty Rhodes, delivering Bionic Elbows to Kwee Wee's head. Corino tries to put Kwee Wee away with a Fisherman Suplex but Kwee Wee gets his shoulder up at two, kicking out. Corino continues taunting Dusty, hitting a Bionic Elbow Drop on Kwee Wee. Corino waits for Kwee Wee to get back up before he hits The Old School Expulsion on him and pins him to win his debut match.

    Winner: Steve Corino

    Commercial Break

    Backstage: Steve Corino is backstage resting up from his match when Eric Bischoff comes up to him to have a word with him. Before Bischoff can speak, Corino thanks Bischoff for banning Dustin Rhodes from the building, saying he's out of control. Bischoff tells Corino that he banned Dustin from the building for Corino's safety because he wanted him to have his debut match without having to look over his shoulder for Dustin. Bischoff tells Corino though that he went too far with his homophobic comments tonight. He tells Corino that he may have been able to get away with that "EXTREME" language when he was working for Paul Heyman but here in WCW, they have to answer to sponsors and bosses higher up than him. They don't tolerate the kind of comments Corino has been making. Corino starts to insult the higher ups and Eric himself for being offended by his comments tonight, accusing Eric and his bosses of maybe hiding in the closet themselves. Eric warns Corino never to talk to him like that again. Corino continues being an arrogant jerk to Eric, asking Bischoff if he's going to fire him, mentioning that he just hired him but questioning if he's already going to fire him after being in the company for only a week and a half now. Bischoff responds that it would be too easy for him to fire Corino, so he won't do that. Instead, Bischoff tells Corino that he's going to punish him another way...by booking him in a match against Dustin Rhodes at Spring Stampede. But not in any ordinary match. He's gonna face him in a match where he can't escape from Dustin like he did on Nitro two days ago. Bischoff tells Steve Corino that he's gonna face Dustin Rhodes...in a Texas Bullrope Match at Spring Stampede! Eric walks away from Corino, leaving Corino stunned by the stipulation of his upcoming PPV match.

    Match Six
    Intergender Tag Team Match
    Konnan and Tygress vs. Shawn Stasiak and Stacy Keibler


    We get a replay of Shawn Stasiak's victory over Konnan the previous week on Thunder and then Tygress' Bra & Panties Match with Stacy Keibler on Nitro in which both women pulled each other's tops off at the same time, going to a Draw. The men start the match off with Konnan and Stasiak going back and forth with each other. K-Dawg gains the upper hand over Stasiak and takes him down with a Rolling Thunder Clothesline. Konnan goes for a pin on Stasiak but Stacy distracts the referee on the ring apron, preventing him from making the count. Konnan gets up and turns the referee around, telling him to pay attention and count. Stasiak drills Konnan from behind, turning the match in his favor. Stasiak distracts the referee while Stacy grabs Konnan's eyes and rakes them. Tygress is complaining to the referee from the ring apron but the referee ignores her complaints. Stasiak continues beating on Konnan some more before Stacy extends her hand out for a tag and Stasiak tags her in. Stacy and Konnan are the legal participants in the ring. Stacy continues clawing at Konnan's eyes and she slaps him across the face. Stacy takes her eyes off Konnan for a second and shows off for Stasiak...but Konnan rolls over to his corner and makes a tag to Tygress behind Stacy's back. Tygress climbs into the ring and waits for Stacy to turn around before she tackles Stacy to the ground and bangs her head on the mat, engaging in a catfight with her. Stacy manages to slip out of the catfight and she quickly tags out to Stasiak, who steps in the ring, mouthing off to Tygress. Stasiak tries to Clothesline Tygress but she ducks under and slaps him across the face. Stasiak tries to grab Tygress again but she quickly drops down on the mat and crawls inbetween his legs, so she can make a tag to Konnan in the corner. Konnan rushes into the ring, pummelling away at Stasiak. Konnan runs to the ropes but Stacy kicks K-Dawg in the back from the ring apron and Konnan stumbles into a Clothesline from Stasiak. Stasiak wears Konnan down with an Abdominal Stretch and Konnan fights his way out of it, Hip-Tossing Stasiak. Konnan and Stasiak crawl towards their female partners who have their hands out for a tag. Stasiak makes a tag first to Stacy and Konnan makes a tag to Tygress second. Both women get into a scrap again in which Tygress comes out on top. However, Stasiak grabs Tygress by her hair and scoops her on his shoulder. Konnan saves Tygress from whatever Stasiak was planning and knocks Stasiak down with punches. Konnan places Stasiak against the bottom turnbuckle in the corner and Tygress also knocks Stacy backwards against the bottom turnbuckle in the opposite corner from Stasiak. Tygress borrows a move from her man Rey Misterio and hits a Bronco Buster on Stacy first before she delivers a Bronco Buster to Stasiak. Konnan & Tygress drag Keibler & Stasiak out of their corners and Konnan puts Stasiak in the Tequila Sunrise while Tygress puts Stacy in a Tequila Sunrise of her own albeit a sloppy version compared to Konnan's. Both Stacy and Stasiak tap out at the same time, giving the win to K-Dawg and Tygress, finally settling the score with Shawn and Stacy.

    Winners: Konnan and Tygress

    Goldberg's Greatest Moments: Goldberg Jackhammers The Giant - Road Wild 9-8-98. (It comes down to Goldberg and The Giant in the NWO Battle Royal. Goldberg takes The Giant down with the Spear before topping it off by lifting him up for the Jackhammer using his sheer freak strength)

    Commercial Break

    Goldberg's Greatest Moments: Goldberg vs. Diamond Dallas Page for the World Heavyweight Championship - Halloween Havoc 10-25-98. (DDP takes Goldberg to his greatest match ever and nearly defeats him by countering the Jackhammer into a Diamond Cutter. But Goldberg comes back and puts him away with the Jackhammer to defend his title and earn the Match Of The Year in 1998 with him)

    Back live in the arena and Mike Tenay & Scott Hudson talk about Goldberg's return at Spring Stampede some more before they hype the rest of the Spring Stampede card and announce some new matches for the PPV, which will be posted at the end of this post.

    Backstage: Mean Gene is standing by with "The Chosen One" Jeff Jarrett for an interview. Gene says Jarrett has been calling Goldberg out for weeks and now he finally got his answer from him. He asks Jarrett how he's feeling going into Spring Stampede this Sunday against Goldberg. Jarrett answers, "You wanna know how I'm feeling heading into Spring Stampede this Sunday? I'm feeling sick to my stomach. Sick to my stomach because of WCW making a big deal out of Goldberg's return by playing clips of his greatest moments tonight. Why aren't they playing my greatest moments, Gene? I'm a 4-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion. I'm 'The Chosen One'. I'm every bit as good as Goldberg, if not better. I'm sick to death of not receiving the same level of respect as "Da 'so called freaking' Man". If WCW aren't gonna show the fans my greatest moments then I'll show the fans my greatest moment myself when I beat Goldberg at Spring Stampede and prove to them that he's nothing but a flash in the pan. Goldberg, this Sunday, I'm putting an end to you & your fame once and for all. I'm laying it to rest along with your streak. By next week, everybody will have no choice but to praise me as the biggest star in this company. But before I do that, tonight I'm gonna make an example out of Sarge for what I do to Goldberg in 6 days time. I'm taking them both out and letting everyone in this company know that you don't mess with Jeff Jarrett. And if you don't like it, you can go choke on that, Slapnuts!" Jarrett walks away from Gene, heading to the arena for the main event.

    Match Seven
    (Main Event)

    Jeff Jarrett vs. Dewayne Bruce

    The Chosen One starts out with the upper hand, attacking Sarge right away as soon as he gets in the ring. Jarrett dominates most of the match but Sarge gets in a few good punches and moves on Double J, hitting a Powerslam and a DDT on him. Sarge covers Jarrett after the DDT but The Chosen One kicks out at two. Jarrett gets Sarge in a Figure Four Leglock but Dewayne fights his way to the ropes, grabbing it for a rope break. Dewayne catches Jarrett with a kick to the face in the corner and sets up for another DDT but Double J shoves him backwards into the referee, knocking him groggy on the mat. Jarrett low blows Dewayne while the referee is down, trying to shake off the cobwebs and come back to his senses. Jarrett hits The Stroke on Dewayne and instead of going for the pin right away, Jarrett goes outside and grabs his Guitar, bringing it into the ring. Jarrett yells at Sarge to get up and waits for him to reach his feet, so he can hit him with the Guitar. As Jarrett continues waiting on Sarge with his Guitar...

    *Invasion*

    Jarrett's eyes grow wide open and he almost shits himself upon hearing the marching drums of Goldberg's theme and the crowd go batshit insane in response. Despite being advertised to return this Sunday, everyone is expecting Goldberg to come out now. I mean he must be since his music is playing. Jarrett turns his attention to the entrance, waiting for Goldberg to come out while he holds the Guitar in his hand. Jarrett keeps his eyes on the entrance, calling out for Goldberg. While Jarrett continues waiting for him and Goldberg's music continues to play...Jarrett gets rolled up from behind with a Schoolboy by Dewayne, pinning him for a shocking three count, scoring a big UPSET over "The Chosen One".

    Winner: Dewayne Bruce

    Post-Match: Goldberg's music continues playing throughout the post-match victory to the end of the show as Dewayne rolls out of the ring quickly and the referee follows him out, raising his arm up in the air as Tenay & Hudson are going crazy on their headsets over the shocking outcome. Jarrett is on his knees totally taken by surprise by what just happened. Goldberg pulled one over on Jarrett without being there, distracting him with his music, so his trainer/mentor could pull an upset over Jarrett. Jarrett loses it and goes ballistic in the ring, smashing his Guitar to pieces on the ring mat. Jarrett screams at Sarge and the referee to get back in the ring so they can resume the match but Sarge continues celebrating his big win in the aisle and high fives some front row fans. Jarrett pulls on his hair and kicks the ring ropes, seething with rage as the go home show for Spring Stampede comes to a close.

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    April 22nd 2001

    Cow Palace
    San Francisco, California


    World Heavyweight Championship
    Scott Steiner (c) vs. Sting

    Goldberg Returns!
    Goldberg vs. Jeff Jarrett

    The Insiders (Kevin Nash and Diamond Dallas Page) vs. Rick Steiner and Road Warrior Animal

    United States Championship
    Booker T (c) vs. Ken Shamrock

    Ric Flair and Mystery Partner vs. Totally Buff (The Total Package and Buff Bagwell)

    Texas Bullrope Match
    Steve Corino vs. Dustin Rhodes

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

    Shane Douglas vs Bam Bam Bigelow

    Parking Lot Brawl
    KroniK (Brian Adams and Bryan Clark) vs. The Harris Brothers (Ron and Don)

    Hardcore Championship
    Rob Van Dam (c) vs. The Sandman

    Cruiserweight Championship
    Shane Helms (c) vs. Shannon Moore vs. Evan Karagias
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    Re: WCW 2001 (WCW wins the Monday Night War)

    Nice episode of Thunder man!

    Really liking that Spring Stampede card.

    Excited to read how it goes down!

    Good job with this so far, mate Well done!


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

    Before I get onto some of the meatier bit of the show, I’m constantly praising the little things in my feedback, and sometimes the little things are needed to make the big things seem like a HUGE deal. I can’t compliment you enough on how you’ve hyped your biggest star (Goldberg’s) return on PPV this Sunday. The PPV hype package to start the show, the Goldberg moments littered throughout the rest of the show (I’ll touch on the Jarrett stuff later), but I just thought this was really smart stuff.

    A fun opening tag match here and it makes perfect sense to be booked after The Cat offered his help to Helms on Nitro. I can’t fault anything here, this was honestly booked as well as it could be. The person who isn’t involved in the PPV takes the fall, the challenger’s look strong, but then Moore and Evan’s greediness comes into play, hyping the triple threat nature of their match at the PPV. Very well booked and good hype for Sunday.

    I know WCW has a Hardcore division at this point, but this was basically an ECW match out of The Sandman. I’m happy for him to just destroy people in these types of matches forever. Obviously going into his title shot against RVD, Sandman had to get the win here, and it’s smart to show the kind of danger he presents in a Hardcore environment. On another note, I think it’s pretty clever that you’ve thrown the ECW guys into this Hardcore division. Obviously the perfect place to get them accustomed in a bigger company.

    Harris Brothers/Kronik is probably one of the things on the PPV I’m not looking forward to. It has all the makings of a terrible match, but at least you’ve got it as a Parking Lot Brawl. My advice would be to keep this one short. Whilst all these guys lack basically everything to make them interesting, the parking lot stuff over this episode and Nitro has been fun at least. My only issue is with this and all the Hardcore Title stuff, you don’t want to get WCW having TOO much of an ECW feel. Still, for what this is, you’re doing okay, but I don’t envy you for booking and writing this.

    Palumbo/Credible match followed by the partners getting involved is solid hype for their tag title match at the PPV. Whilst it makes sense for Credible to still stay true to his ECW roots, more Hardcore stuff just makes the Hardcore events struggle to stand out. I definitely think you need to work on your booking in terms of what’s happening on each show. For example, a Hardcore match, a parking lot attack, another Hardcore attack, and what happens in the RVD match is just too much for one WCW show. This was solid hype for the tag title match at the PPV though.

    No idea where this Raven stuff is going, but Raven is EASILY one of the best characters to write/book. I’m very intrigued by the starting point, with him just showing up every week and refusing to talk. Poor Mean Gene lol. Definitely looking forward to seeing where this goes.

    RVD/Douglas match happening in WCW is all kinds of fun. Dodgy finish makes sense, and again, this was just solid PPV hype for Douglas/Bigelow and RVD/Sandman. The Sandman attack was quite brutal, and I won’t repeat myself on the too much Hardcore stuff again though.

    I’m really torn on the initial Corino promo from a realism point of view. Whilst I completely understand the concept of Corino being risqué and offensive, and this type of homophobia would fit in perfectly in an ECW world, it wouldn’t in ECW. There is no way WCW is letting something as blatant as this on their show, in my opinion. With that being said, if I take out the realism part of it, I’m a fan of offensive angles and am happy to see where it goes. Corino was obviously winning the match, but what got me real interested is the warning from Bischoff. Corino having issues with Bischoff because he’s too out there could be a world of fun. This was a great segment and Corino/Rhodes at the PPV should be a world of fun after Corino’s awesome promo on Nitro.

    Not much to say regarding the mixed tag except a good win for Konnan and Tygress. I guess the visual with both members locking in the Tequila Sunrise would have been a nice touch.

    Before I get into the specifics of tonight, Jeff Jarrett’s hunting down of Sarge over the past few shows has been bloody brilliant. Jarrett’s promo about being frustrated at Goldberg getting all the attention was pretty by the numbers, but The Berg’s music costing Jarrett the match was some good final hype for their match at the PPV.

    One small detail that is missing for me here is match times. It feels like so much has happened on this show in terms of length, I think match times could really help me get an idea of where the show is at.

    I’ve been reading in the background but it was about time I commented on this. I’m really impressed with the booking here, some real good stuff. You’ve made a great first impression. My only advice would be to try and spread the Hardcore matches/attacks across different shows. I think even at the PPV we have a Hardcore match, a Parking Lot Brawl, and Dustin/Corino will be basically Hardcore as well. Still, I’ll be following this, some good stuff here.








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    Thanks for the feedback, guys. Much appreciated. I'll work on those things you mentioned, Stojy.

    Originally, I thought about doing match times but didn't feel I would do well when it came to timing matches, segments etc. I'll give the match times a shot and hopefully I'll be able to pull them off right.
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    April 22nd 2001

    Cow Palace
    San Francisco, California


    Video Package

    The video package focuses on the main event between Scott Steiner & Sting for the World Heavyweight Championship and the return of Goldberg against Jeff Jarrett in the co-main event. The package starts out by showing Scott Steiner injuring Sting in November 2000 and then Sting returning several months later for revenge against Steiner, getting a crack at his title by defeating his stablemates Road Warrior Animal and his brother Rick in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match on Nitro. The second part of the package is about Jeff Jarrett calling out Goldberg on Nitro & Thunder and targeting his mentor/trainer Dewayne Bruce, finally goading Goldberg into accepting his challenge on the last Nitro before the PPV. The package ends on an image of Goldberg roaring and snorting at the camera with the sound effects of an angry Bull dubbed over him, leading into the opening of the PPV.

    Pyro & fireworks are set off from the top of the arena and the four corner posts in the ring as western produced music plays in the background. The crowd are going wild, jumping on their feet and holding up signs. We get a shot of the set which is western themed featuring Bales of Hay, a Stagecoach, Stagecoach Wheels, Farm Fences, Barrels, a large Buffalo Head hanging on the side of the titantron, and anything else related to western things. Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler talk over the opening, introducing themselves and welcoming the viewers to Spring Stampede. Once all the excitement dies down in the Cow Palace, the camera cuts over to Schiavone & King at the commentary desk and both commentators run down the card, hyping up tonight's matches including the return of the one and only Goldberg before the PPV kicks off with Cruiserweight action of course.

    *Dance With 3 Count*

    Evan Karagias Entrance: Evan Karagias comes out without his partner, making his entrance to the ring first. He doesn't receive much of a reaction from the crowd but he doesn't care either as he wears a smile on his face. Karagias climbs up on the second turnbuckle as Dave Penzer is announcing him and raises both arms up in the air, receiving a little bit of boos from the fans in attendance before he gets down and takes off his cap.

    *Can't Get You Outta My Heart*

    Shannon Moore Entrance: Shannon Moore enters to 3 Count's first "hit single/theme" 'Can't Get You Outta My Heart'. Shannon raises up three fingers into the camera on his way down to the ring to show he's still 3 Count at heart despite any tension he may have with his partner at this moment in time. Shannon poses on the second turnbuckle when he enters the ring. Once he gets down, he doesn't utter a word to Evan but the two men stare at each other.

    *Vertebreaker*

    Shane Helms Entrance: "Sugar" Shane walks out to his lame cover theme of ODB's 'Shimmy Shimmy Ya'. He wears the Cruiserweight Title around his waist and slaps hands with a couple of fans on his way down to the ring. Shane stops at ringside, staring at his two former partners in the ring, who await him. Shane removes the Cruiserweight Title from around his waist and kisses it for luck before he drops it down on the floor and slides into the ring, immediately getting pounced on by both Shannon and Evan.

    Match One
    Cruiserweight Championship
    Shane Helms (c) vs. Shannon Moore vs. Evan Karagias

    Shane is getting stomped on by Shannon and Evan. Shane is picked up by Evan and held from behind while Shannon punches him in the face and gut. Shannon returns the favor, holding Shane by his arms for Evan while he punches and kicks away at Helms. Shane fights back with a kick to Evan's gut and Back Elbows to Shannon but the numbers game gets the better of him again as Shannon & Evan club his back in with forearms, continuing to double team him. 3 Count throw Shane out of the ring through the middle ropes. But it doesn't take long for one to turn on the other as...

    EVAN KARAGIAS ROLLS UP SHANNON MOORE FROM BEHIND WITH A SCHOOLBOY!

    1..2..

    Shannon kicks out and stands up to his feet quickly, shoving Karagias back, getting into an argument with him. Once they finish arguing, EVAN AND SHANNON START SLUGGING IT OUT WITH FOREARMS TO THE FACE! Shannon gets the better of Evan, backing him against the ropes. Moore tries for an irish whip but Karagias reverses, sending him to the ropes. Shannon ducks a Clothesline from his partner and hits the ropes again for a Cazadora Bulldog on Karagias. Shannon sees Shane Helms stirring at ringside and decides to step out on the ring apron.

    SHANNON JUMPS UP ON THE SECOND ROPE AND HITS AN ASAI MOONSAULT ON SHANE HELMS!

    The crowd are on their feet excited and both Moore & Helms take their time getting back up. Moore and Helms trade punches on the outside once they reach their feet and while they're duking it out, Evan Karagias climbs up to the top turnbuckle, catching Helms & Moore's attention as they both look up and...

    EVAN FLIES OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE WITH THE OUTRAGEOUS CORKSCREW, CRASHING DOWN ON BOTH HELMS AND MOORE!

    The crowd are going even more crazier now as all 3 men lay outside the ring while we're shown a replay of first the Asai Moonsault on Shane and then The Outrageous Corkscrew on Shannon & Shane. Evan is the first man to make it back up to his feet, picking Shane Helms up off the floor, and he rolls Helms back in the ring, going for the cover.

    1..2..

    Helms gets his shoulder up. Evan picks up Shane and drags him over to the corner, bashing his face off the top turnbuckle. Evan turns him around and delivers a couple of chops to his chest. Evan goes for an irish whip to the opposite corner but Helms reverses, sending Evan to the opposite corner instead. Shane charges at Evan but gets caught with a Back Elbow. Evan kicks Shane and applies a front headlock on him. Shannon climbs up on the ring apron and Evan jumps up in the air, kicking Shannon off the ring apron with both feet before spinning around and driving Helms head-first into the mat with a Tornado DDT. Evan heads up to the top turnbuckle and hits a 450 Splash on Helms following up with a cover.

    1..2..

    Shannon slides back in and pulls Evan off Shane, breaking up the pinfall. Shannon drops down on top of Helms, covering him for a pin now.

    1..2..

    Evan pulls Shannon off Shane to break up his pin. This time, both Evan and Shannon have the same idea in mind, GOING FOR A DOUBLE PIN ON HELMS!

    1..2..

    Shane kicks out. With the attempted pinfalls on Helms failing, Shannon & Evan stand up to their feet and start brawling with each other. Evan catches Shannon with a kick to the gut and irish whips him to the ropes. Shannon leaps up on the second rope and takes Evan down with a Twisting Springboard Crossbody. Shannon goes for a pin on Evan but Shane Helms grabs him by the back of his hair and pulls Shannon up to his feet. Shannon drills Helms in the stomach and then in the face with punches. Shannon Snapmares Shane on the mat and delivers a Low Dropkick to the back of his head. Shannon climbs up top, waiting for either one of his opponents to get up. Evan gets up first and receives a Missile Dropkick from Shannon. Shannon rolls Evan up with a La Magistral Cradle.

    1..2..

    Evan kicks out. Shane Helms rolls up Shannon from behind with a quick Oklahoma Roll.

    1..2..

    Shannon kicks out too. Helms stands up to his feet but Evan is behind him, flipping upside down, rolling Shane up with a Sunset Flip for a third pinfall in a row.

    1..2..

    Shane kicks out, rolling backwards onto his feet and quickly catches Evan with a Shining Wizard. Shane gets up, only to receive a kick from Shannon. Shannon pummels him back into the corner and steps up on the second turnbuckle, standing over Helms, delivering Corner Punches to his face. Shannon clocks Helms in the face with about 6 punches before Helms walks out of the corner, carrying Shannon on his shoulder for an Inverted Atomic Drop in the middle of the ring. Shane goes for a Cutter on Moore but sees Evan running towards him and kicks him in the gut, applying a front headlock on Evan while he still has his other arm wrapped around Shannon's head. HELMS HITS A CUTTER + DDT COMBO ON SHANNON AND EVAN! Both Shannon and Evan roll out underneath the bottom rope. Shane waits for Shannon & Evan to stand back up at ringside and once they do...

    HELMS SLINGS HIMSELF OVER THE TOP ROPE FOR A PESCADO ON EVAN AND SHANNON!

    Shane picks up Shannon and throws him back inside the ring. Shane gets up on the ring apron, waiting for Moore to reach his feet. Helms tries to leap up onto the top rope but Evan grabs his leg in time and yanks Helms down, smacking his face off the ring apron. Evan climbs up on the ring apron and jumps up on the top rope for a Springboard Crossbody on Shannon. But Shannon rolls over on momentum, rolling on top of Evan for a pin.

    1..2..

    Evan gets his shoulder up. Both 3 Count members get up and exchange blows again. Evan irish whips Shannon to the corner and races over to him but receives a boot to the face. Shannon charges out of the corner and sets up for a Tilt A Whirl Russian Leg Sweep on Evan but Shane Helms quickly sneaks back into the ring behind Shannon and sets him up for a Russian Leg Sweep of his own.

    HELMS DRIVES SHANNON BACKWARDS WHO DRIVES EVAN BACKWARDS FOR A TRIPLE RUSSIAN LEGSWEEP!

    The crowd go bonkers as do the commentators, who remark that this is the way you kick off a PPV. All 3 men stir on the mat and take their time getting up, reaching their feet at the same time. Helms punches Karagias who punches Moore who punches Helms, exchanging punches back and forth. Shane gets the better of Shannon & Evan with his punches and runs to the ropes, looking for a Double Clothesline. But Helms gets taken down by Shannon & Evan with a Double Drop Toe Hold.

    EVAN PUTS HELMS IN A CAMEL CLUTCH WHILE SHANNON LOCKS HELMS IN A BOSTON CRAB!

    Shane's body is stretched out like an ironing board and both ends of his body contorted as he endures twice the amount of pain from being on the receiving end of both submissions at the same time. Shannon decides to release the Boston Crab after awhile and runs to the ropes behind Evan, planting Karagias face-first onto the mat with a One Handed Bulldog, breaking up the Camel Clutch. Shannon heads up to the top turnbuckle and waits for both Helms & Karagias to get up. Both men are up at the same time, bent over, and SHANNON HITS BOTTOMS UP FROM THE TOP TURNBUCKLE ON HELMS & KARAGIAS! Shannon goes for a pin on Helms.

    1..2..

    Kickout! Shannon goes for a pin on Evan next.

    1..2..

    Another kickout! Shannon drags Evan up to his feet and goes for another Bottoms Up but Evan moves out of the way and hits a Backcracker on Moore. Evan picks Shannon up off the mat and tucks his head inbetween his legs, setting up for a Powerbomb. Helms rises back up and delivers a Step Up Enziguri to the back of Evan's head causing Shannon to follow up with a Jacknife Pin on Evan.

    1..2..

    Helms breaks the pin up in time. Helms and Moore get up, trading forearms to the face and knife edge chops to the chest. Shannon tries to whip Shane across the ring but Helms reverses, sending Moore to the ropes. Karagias gets back up as Shannon bounces off the ropes...and HELMS HIP-TOSSES SHANNON IN THE AIR BUT SHANNON LANDS ON EVAN'S SHOULDERS, CATCHING HIM FOR A HURRICARANA! Shannon gets up quickly and tries to hit a Clothesline on Shane but Helms ducks under and crosses Shannon's arms together like a straightjacket, driving him backwards for the X-Plex.

    1..2..

    Shannon kicks out. Shane turns his attention to Evan and sets him up for another X-Plex but Evan manages to free one arm and delivers Back Elbows to the side of Helms' head. Evan runs off to the ropes, looking for a Crossbody on Helms, but Shane catches Evan in his arms and hits a Swinging Backbreaker on him. Shane grabs Shannon, picking him up off the mat and dragging him to the corner, placing him on the top turnbuckle. Shane climbs up on the second turnbuckle, throwing punches at Shannon's face before setting him up for a Superplex. Evan recovers in time and pops up to his feet, sneaking up behind Helms and positioning himself underneath Helms for an Electric Chair Drop. Evan pulls the trigger and we get a...

    TOWER OF DOOM with Evan driving Helms off the second turnbuckle with an Electric Chair Drop and Helms Superplexing Moore at the top, making the crowd explode.

    All 3 men are down and out on the mat. Some time passes before they start moving and slowly stand back up. Evan throws punches at both Shannon and Shane. After taking some of Karagias' blows, Shane throws a punch back at Evan. Shannon also throws a punch at Evan. BOTH HELMS AND MOORE START HAMMERING AWAY AT EVAN TOGETHER IN A SURPRISING MOMENT AS THEY BEGIN WORKING TOGETHER MOMENTARILY! Evan goes bouncing back and forth between Shannon and Shane like a game of Pong, taking shots to the face from both men. Karagias is placed in the corner by Helms and Moore. Taking a page out of their former OMEGA buddies Matt and Jeff Hardy's book, Shane gets down on his hands & knees in front of Evan and Shannon runs across the ring, jumping off Helms' back, hitting POETRY IN MOTION ON EVAN! Karagias staggers out of the corner and SHANNON AND SHANE DROP EVAN WITH A DOUBLE SUPERKICK!

    However, SHANNON AND SHANE TURN ON EACH OTHER AND SUPERKICK EACH OTHER!

    All three of them are down again. Evan reaches his feet first and sets his sights on Shannon, dragging him up. Shannon drills Evan in the gut with a punch and goes for a Front Dropkick but Karagias catches both of his legs in his arms. Evan Catapults Shannon into the corner. Evan stands up and delivers a Corner Clothesline to Shannon before he walks over to the opposite corner and charges at Shannon again, jumping on his mid-section this time.

    Shane Helms gets up just as EVAN MONKEY FLIPS SHANNON OUT OF THE CORNER AND SHANE CATCHES SHANNON ON HIS SHOULDERS IN MID-AIR FOR A POWERBOMB!

    With Shannon out of it, Evan and Shane start fighting. Evan pokes Shane in the eye and ascends the top turnbuckle. Evan comes flying off the top turnbuckle towards Shane but Helms catches him in the air with a Single Knee Facebuster. Shane picks Evan up, setting him up for The Nightmare On Helms Street. Shannon gets up and takes Helms down with a Clothesline before he runs to the ropes and takes Evan out with a Headscissors Takedown. Shannon waits for both men to get up before he charges to the ropes again. This time, Helms & Karagias toss Moore up in the air with a pop up but Shannon catches Shane & Evan in mid-air with a Front Dropkick, knocking them down together. Shannon waits on one of them to get up. Shane reaches his feet first and Moore goes for the Bottoms Up once again but Helms moves out of the way and tries for the Vertebreaker. Shannon flips out of it though, landing on his feet behind Helms, and Moore shoves him into Karagias who smacks him in the face with a Superkick. Shannon charges at Evan but Karagias tosses him over the top rope with a Back Body Drop out of the ring. Evan is alone with Shane and waits for him to get up. Evan hooks both of Shane's arms from behind and twists him around for an Unprettier...

    BUT SHANE REVERSES THE UNPRETTIER INTO THE VERTEBREAKER!!!

    Shane jumps on top of Evan and hooks his leg for the pin.

    1..2..3!

    Winner and STILL Cruiserweight Champion: Shane Helms (16.45)

    Backstage: We get a close up shot of Goldberg's locker room door which has a label that reads "GOLDBERG" on it. Tony Schiavone hypes Goldberg's return match for later and lets the viewers know that Goldberg hasn't arrived to the arena yet but he will turn up later.

    We're shown a replay from Thunder of Sandman attacking Rob Van Dam from behind with his Singapore Cane, putting him through a Table at ringside with the Rolling Rock, blowing cigarette smoke all over RVD, and raising the Hardcore Title up in the air.

    *Unledded*

    The Sandman Entrance: The Sandman walks out grumpy, smoking a cigarette while carrying his trusty Singapore Cane on his shoulder. Sandman stares into the camera without any emotion on his way down to the ring. Once Sandman enters the ring, he raises his Singapore Cane up in the air to the crowd, only to receive boos back in return. But Sandman doesn't care as the only thing he has on his mind right now is the Hardcore Title.

    *Van Daminator*

    Rob Van Dam Entrance: The Hardcore Champion has the complete opposite mood of Sandman coming down to the ring as he's always happy and relaxed to be performing in front of the fans. Sandman wastes no time with getting the match started as he climbs out of the ring with his Singapore Cane and charges up the aisle to try & hit RVD with his weapon.

    Match Two
    Hardcore Championship
    Rob Van Dam (c) vs. The Sandman

    Rob sees Sandman coming and Sandman swings his Cane at RVD. Van Dam ducks the Singapore Cane and smashes Sandman in the face with multiple punches. RVD grabs Sandman by the head and bashes his face off the guardrail before he removes the Hardcore Title from around his waist and blasts Sandman in the face with it. RVD goes for a cover on Sandman.

    1..2..

    But only gets two. RVD picks Sandman up but gets punched in the gut. Sandman Uppercuts RVD then drags him over to the PPV set and tries to bash his face off the Barrel. RVD puts on the brakes and elbows Sandman in the stomach before BASHING SANDMAN'S FACE OFF THE BARRELL! Sandman goes down and RVD climbs onto a Bale Of Hay, waiting for Sandman to get back up.

    RVD JUMPS OFF THE BALE OF HAY, DELIVERING A FLYING KICK TO SANDMAN!

    RVD takes the time to pose for the crowd, taking his thumbs and pointing to his shoulders three times, mouthing "ROB..VAN..DAM!" to his fans. RVD turns around after he finishes showing off...AND GETS HAY THROWN IN HIS EYES BY THE SANDMAN!

    RVD is blinded for a moment and SANDMAN SCOOPS RVD UP ON HIS SHOULDER, RAMMING HIM FACEFIRST INTO THE SIDE OF THE STAGECOACH!

    Sandman grabs his Singapore Cane and waits for RVD to get up before he whacks him over the head with it, knocking him back on the floor. RVD rolls onto all fours and slowly crawls down the aisle. Sandman cracks him over the back with the Singapore Cane again. Sandman picks Van Dam up to his feet and for a third time, nails him over the head again with the Cane. RVD goes staggering even further down the aisle from the impact of the shot. RVD takes a fourth shot from the Singapore Cane, knocking him down at ringside. Sandman picks RVD up off the floor and throws him back in the ring. Sandman slides his Cane into the ring and searches underneath the ring for more weapons, finding a Steel Chair, a Trash Can, and a Stop Sign, tossing them all into the ring. Sandman rolls into the ring and bends down to pick up the Steel Chair...but RVD stomps on his hand. Sandman shakes his hand in pain and RVD picks up the Steel Chair instead, ramming the edge of it into Sandman's gut. RVD then smacks the Steel Chair over Sandman's back. RVD places Sandman in the corner against the bottom turnbuckle and RVD HITS A CHAIR-SURF DROPKICK TO SANDMAN! RVD picks Sandman up, positioning the Chair against Sandman's back and RVD SCOOPS SLAMS SANDMAN WITH THE CHAIR BEHIND HIS BACK!

    RVD pulls the Chair out from underneath Sandman's back and puts it on top of Sandman's body. RVD HITS A ROLLING THUNDER TO THE CHAIR ON TOP OF SANDMAN!

    The Rolling Thunder with the Chair takes as much out of RVD as it does Sandman as Van Dam holds his back in pain from sacrificing it. RVD rolls over and covers Sandman for a pin.

    1..2..

    Sandman kicks out at two! RVD picks up the Trash Can as Sandman gets onto his knees. Van Dam raises the Trash Can in the air to hit Sandman but Sandman quickly grabs his Singapore Cane and bashes RVD in the gut with it, forcing him to drop the Trash Can. Sandman leaves his Cane on the mat and picks up the Trash Can, waiting for RVD to get to his feet before he clocks him over the head with the Trash Can. Sandman picks up RVD, dragging him to the corner and Sandman scoops him up, positioning him upside down on the top turnbuckle in a Tree of Woe. Sandman grabs the Trash Can, placing it in front of RVD's face. Sandman moves to the opposite corner and charges towards Van Dam, HITTING A TREE OF WOE DROPKICK TO THE TRASH CAN INTO RVD'S FACE! Sandman unties RVD's feet from the top turnbuckle and releases him from the Tree of Woe, going for a pin.

    1..2..

    RVD pops his shoulder up in time. Van Dam is dragged up and SANDMAN TIES RVD'S ARMS IN THE MIDDLE ROPES!

    SANDMAN BEATS RVD IN THE MIDSECTION WITH THE SINGAPORE CANE OVER AND OVER AGAIN WHILE HE REMAINS TIED UP IN THE ROPES!

    The referee tries to get him to stop but gets shoved away by Sandman. Sandman backs up across the ring from RVD and Sandman lunges at RVD with the Cane...but gets kicked in the face by Van Dam! RVD unties himself from the middle ropes with help from the referee and blasts away at Sandman with intense punches before knocking him down with a Superkick. RVD picks the Singapore Cane off the mat and starts twirling & spinning the Cane around like a martial-arts master before he proceeds to pummell Sandman with the Singapore Cane over and over again just like he did to him a minute ago. Once RVD gives him a taste of his own medicine, Van Dam goes up to the top turnbuckle. As he's waiting for Sandman to get up...SANDMAN GRABS THE CHAIR AND TOSSES IT AT RVD'S HEAD, KNOCKING VAN DAM OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! Rob falls to the ring mat, holding his head. Sandman is back up on his feet and grabs the Stop Sign, placing it over RVD's face. Sandman makes his way up top and...HITS A BITCHIN' LEG DROP TO THE STOP SIGN ON RVD'S FACE!

    Sandman heads outside and pulls up the ring apron, looking for another object. He doesn't find what he's looking for, so he heads to another side of the ring and looks under the ring there. Nothing. Sandman moves to another side, searching underneath the ring there and finally finds what's he looking for...PULLING A LADDER OUT FROM UNDERNEATH THE RING!

    Sandman brings the Ladder into the ring and positions it in the corner like a bridge. Sandman picks RVD up and tries to irish whip him into the Ladder...BUT RVD REVERSES THE IRISH WHIP AND SENDS SANDMAN CRASHING INTO THE LADDER! RVD is dragging Sandman up off the mat when Sandman grabs hold of both of his legs and trips RVD up on the mat, holding both legs in his arms. SANDMAN CATAPULTS ROB VAN DAM INTO THE LADDER! Sandman spikes RVD on his head with a Piledriver and follows up with a pin.

    1..2..

    Rob Van Dam kicks out! Sandman takes the Ladder out of the corner and places the top end of the Ladder on the top rope, bridging the Ladder by the ropes. Sandman picks RVD up and SUPLEXES ROB ONTO THE LADDER! RVD lays on top of the ladder in a world of pain while Sandman ascends the top turnbuckle. SANDMAN GOES FOR ANOTHER BITCHIN' LEG DROP TO RVD ON THE LADDER BUT VAN DAM ROLLS OFF THE LADDER AND SANDMAN'S LEG HITS THE LADDER!

    RVD rolls out of the ring and grabs the Ladder, sliding it underneath the bottom rope. RVD BRIDGES THE LADDER BETWEEN THE GUARDRAIL AND RING APRON! Van Dam climbs up on the ring apron and reaches over the top rope, grabbing Sandman by the hair, dragging him up to his feet. RVD tries to Suplex Sandman over the top rope onto the Ladder but Sandman holds onto the ropes, preventing Van Dam from lifting him up. Sandman frees his head from RVD's arm and Guillotines RVD's neck down on the top rope, making him fall back on the Ladder. With RVD laying on top of the Ladder, Sandman climbs the turnbuckles. The crowd stand on their feet, anticipating something big and...

    SANDMAN GOES FLYING OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE, DRIVING RVD THROUGH THE LADDER WITH THE ROLLING ROCK, BREAKING THE LADDER IN HALF!

    The fans lose their minds and a loud "HOLYSHIT" chant rings out in the arena as we're shown a replay of Sandman hitting The Rolling Rock on Rob Van Dam through the Ladder. Both men are laid out on the floor for awhile before Sandman slowly crawls on top of RVD for a pin.

    1..2..

    Sandman almost gets the three but RVD miraculously kicks out at two and a half, refusing to quit. Sandman takes his time getting up and drags RVD up off the floor. Sandman whips RVD towards the guardrail but Van Dam reverses, sending Sandman crashing into the guardrail. RVD grabs Sandman and Front Suplexes him on top of the guardrail. RVD climbs up on the ring apron and does the double thumb point to his shoulders once again before he flies off the ring apron with a SPINNING LEG DROP TO THE BACK OF SANDMAN'S HEAD ON THE GUARDRAIL! Sandman falls off the guardrail onto the floor but once he gets up, RVD Clotheslines him over the guardrail onto the other side amongst the fans. Rob Van Dam tells the fans to spread out before he rolls back in the ring and climbs up on the top turnbuckle. Sandman picks himself back up in the crowd and RVD waits for him to turn around. Once Sandman does...

    ROB VAN DAM DIVES OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE WITH A TOPE CON HILO ON SANDMAN IN THE CROWD!

    The crowd flip their shit and both men are laid out on the floor amongst the rabid fans. An "E-C-DUB" chant starts to echo throughout The Cow Palace as we're taken to another replay of RVD's Diving Tope Con Hilo to Sandman in the crowd. Both men stir on the floor and are slow to get up. RVD reaches his feet and bends down to grab Sandman...but Sandman grabs one of the fan's Chairs and hits RVD in the gut with the edge of the Chair. SANDMAN SNATCHES ANOTHER FAN'S CUP OF BEER AND DRINKS IT BEFORE HE SPITS THE BEER OUT IN RVD'S FACE! Sandman smashes the empty plastic cup over RVD's head, making him stumble back into the guardrail. Sandman charges at RVD for a Crossbody and both men go falling over the guardrail back at ringside. Sandman is first to get to his feet and throws RVD back in the ring. Sandman follows him inside and picks up RVD, putting him on the top turnbuckle. Sandman throws a couple of punches at RVD's face before he steps up on the top turnbuckle with RVD and goes for the Heinekenrana. RVD holds onto the ropes with both hands though and Sandman goes crashing face-first on the ring mat while RVD stays sitting on the top turnbuckle. RVD stands up on the top turnbuckle and goes for the Five Star Frog Splash but Sandman raises his knees up, driving them into RVD's stomach as he comes off the top. Sandman grabs his Singapore Cane and picks RVD up, tucking his Cane underneath Van Dam's neck and...

    SANDMAN HITS THE WHITE RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP ON RVD WITH THE SINGAPORE CANE!

    Sandman hooks RVD's leg for the pin.

    1..2..

    RVD kicks out to The Sandman's surprise. Sandman looks at the referee wide eyed, thinking he was gonna get the three. Sandman yells at the referee that it was three but the referee shouts back that it was two. Sandman goes outside and looks underneath the ring. The audience are chanting "WE WANT TABLES!" but The Sandman denies them their request and they boo him as he gets a Steel Chair and Fire Extinguisher from under the ring instead, bringing them into the ring. Sandman grabs the Fire Extinguisher and tries to spray it at RVD but he doesn't know how to work the Fire Extinguisher. Sandman abandons the Fire Extinguisher and picks up the Steel Chair instead, waiting for RVD to get up. Sandman tries to whack RVD with the Chair but Van Dam ducks the shot...and HITS THE VAN DAMINATOR ON SANDMAN! RVD jumps on Sandman for a pin.

    1..2..

    Sandman gets his shoulder up, shocking RVD for a moment. Rob stands up and bends down to pick up Sandman...but gets low blowed. While RVD lays on the mat, holding his groin, Sandman reaches down into his pocket and pulls out a cigarette pack & a lighter. Sandman takes out a cigarette, putting it in his mouth. Sandman lights up the cigarette, taking a puff of it, planning to blow smoke in RVD's face again. HOWEVER, RVD GRABS THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER AND SPRAYS IT AT THE SANDMAN'S FACE, PUTTING HIS CIGARETTE OUT ASWELL AS BLINDING SANDMAN! Sandman goes falling out of the ring from all the fog & mist covering him. Sandman's coughing, unable to see where he is. RVD climbs out of the ring and starts throwing punches at Sandman, making him stumble up the aisle from each shot. RVD and Sandman are back where they started, at the PPV set. RVD TRIES TO IRISH WHIP SANDMAN BUT SANDMAN REVERSES, SENDING RVD CRASHING INTO THE FARM FENCE, BREAKING THE FENCE DOWN!

    Sandman heads over to the Stagecoach and PULLS A TABLE OUT FROM UNDERNEATH THE STAGECOACH!

    Sandman sets the Table up in front of the Stagecoach and goes back over to RVD to pick him up. Sandman drags RVD over to the Table and tries to smack his face off the Table but RVD blocks the attempt with his hands on the Table and hits a Roundhouse Kick to The Sandman's face, knocking him down. RVD picks up Sandman and places him on top of the Table. Rob Van Dam looks up at the Stagecoach and turns around, climbing up onto the roof of the Stagecoach as the crowd gasp in anticipation. RVD is on top of the Stagecoach, looking down at The Sandman on the Table. RVD looks at the crowd, nodding his head at them before he does the "Rob...Van...Dam" shoulder thumb point once again, pumping himself up.

    ROB VAN DAM LEAPS OFF THE STAGECOACH WITH A FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH ON SANDMAN THROUGH THE TABLE!!!

    The crowd go banannas as soon as RVD crashes down on top of Sandman, breaking the Table underneath. RVD lays on top of Sandman weakly but the referee counts his pinfall.

    1..2..3!

    Winner and STILL Hardcore Champion: Rob Van Dam (12.37)

    We get a replay of everything that's gone down between Shane Douglas and Bam Bam Bigelow in recent weeks from their fight in the First Aid Room to them costing each other matches on Nitro & Thunder.

    *Skank*

    Bam Bam Bigelow Entrance: The Beast From The East comes out roaring at the top of his voice, banging his chest like King Kong. The crowd cheer him and still rally behind him despite his career being in a bit of a slump in recent weeks or according to Shane Douglas, years. As Bigelow continues on down the aisle...SHANE DOUGLAS RUNS OUT AND ATTACKS BAM BAM FROM BEHIND, KNOCKING HIM DOWN!

    Match Three
    Shane Douglas vs Bam Bam Bigelow

    The Franchise stomps Bigelow's back before he picks him up and hurls him into the guardrail. Douglas drags Bigelow down the rest of the aisle and rolls him underneath the bottom rope into the ring before sliding into the ring himself. Shane stands over Bigelow, laughing at him. The Franchise bends over and talks shit to him, telling him he should've accepted his offer from couple of weeks ago to join him. SHANE SLAPS BIGELOW ACROSS THE FACE, WHICH WAKES THE BEAST FROM THE EAST UP AS HE GRABS THE FRANCHISE BY HIS NECK AND STANDS UP TO HIS FEET!

    Bigelow lifts Shane up in the air, pressing him over his head. Bigelow holds him up for a few seconds before he MILTARY PRESS THROWS DOUGLAS OUT OF THE RING!

    Bigelow exits the ring and picks Douglas up off the floor, scooping him up and dropping him face-first on the guardrail. Bigelow marches over to the Steel Steps and pulls off the top half of the Steps. Bigelow raises the Steps in the air, so he can hit Shane with it, but the referee jumps out of the ring and screams at Bigelow to put it down, threatening to DQ him if he goes ahead with it. Bigelow is hesistant at first to follow orders but after a couple more warnings from the ref, Bam Bam puts the Steps down. Bigelow walks over to Douglas and grabs his head but Douglas grabs hold of Bigelow's tights and shoves him into the ring post. Douglas rolls Bigelow back into the ring before he climbs up on the ring apron and makes his way up to the top turnbuckle. Douglas drives his knee into Bigelow's face with a Diving Knee Drop and goes for the pin.

    1..2..

    Bigelow kicks out. The Franchise mounts Bigelow and rains punches down on his face. Douglas stands up and drags Bigelow up off the mat but The Beast From The East picks Shane up on his shoulder and charges into the corner, ramming Shane back-first into the turnbuckles and Bigelow follows up with Shoulder Barges to The Franchise's mid-section. Bigelow irish whips Shane to the opposite corner and races across the ring, squashing Douglas with a Corner Body Splash. Bigelow Biel Tosses Shane out of the corner, making him fly across the ring. Bigelow picks Shane up but gets his eyes raked. SHANE SETS UP FOR THE PITTSBURGH PLUNGE AND TRIES TO LIFT BIGELOW UP BUT CAN'T. SHANE TRIES TO PICK HIM UP AGAIN BUT BIGELOW IS TOO HEAVY. BAM BAM LIFTS SHANE UP IN THE AIR INSTEAD AND HOLDS HIM UP IN THE AIR FOR AWHILE BEFORE PLANTING HIM WITH A DELAYED VERTICAL SUPLEX! Bigelow hits the ropes and shows why he's the world's biggest cruiserweight, performing a Somersault Senton on The Franchise before covering him.

    1..2..

    No, Douglas' shoulder pops up off the mat. Bigelow picks Shane up and tucks his head between his legs, setting him up for a Powerbomb. Bam Bam hoists Douglas up on his shoulders but The Franchise throws punches at Bigelow's face atop his shoulders before he rolls down The Beast's back for an attempt at a Sunset Flip Pin. Shane tries to roll him up for the pin but Bigelow stays standing on his feet though he struggles to keep his balance as Douglas keeps trying to pull him backwards. Bigelow's arms are waving about in the air and he almost tilts over but The Beast From The East eventually regains his balance and jumps up in the air for a Butt Splash on Douglas. Shane rolls out of the way in time, avoiding his big butt, and gets up to his feet quickly. Bam Bam sits on the mat and Shane runs to the ropes for a Basement Clothesline to Bigelow. Bam Bam rolls over on his stomach and Shane charges out of the corner for a Rolling Neck Snap on Bigelow.

    SHANE APPLIES A CAMEL CLUTCH ON BIGELOW! BAM BAM SPENDS A BIT OF TIME IN THE SUBMISSION BEFORE HE STANDS UP TO HIS FEET WITH SHANE SITTING ON HIS SHOULDERS AND INSTEAD OF DROPPING HIM BACKWARDS, DROPS HIM FORWARD FOR AN ELECTRIC CHAIR FACEBUSTER!

    Bigelow waits for Douglas to stand up before he charges at him. Shane sidesteps and tosses Bigelow out through the middle ropes. SHANE SLINGS HIMSELF OVER THE TOP ROPE FOR A PESCADO BUT GETS CAUGHT IN BIGELOW'S ARMS AND BIGELOW RAMS SHANE BACKFIRST INTO THE RING POST! Bigelow rolls Shane back underneath the bottom rope before he slides into the ring himself.

    BIGELOW ASCENDS THE TOP TURNBUCKLE WITH HIS BACK TURNED TO DOUGLAS AND GOES FOR A MOONSAULT OFF THE TOP BUT THE FRANCHISE ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY IN TIME CAUSING BIGELOW TO MISS HIM AND HIT NOTHING BUT THE MAT!

    Both men lay on the mat, moving around a little. Douglas reaches his feet first and waits for Bigelow to get up before he launches off to the ropes and hits a Clothesline on Bigelow. Bigelow doesn't go off his feet though. Shane tries another Clothesline on Bam Bam but still The Beast From The East refuses to go down. Shane attempts a third Clothesline but this time BIGELOW CATCHES SHANE IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD WITH A JUMPING ENZIGURI!

    Shane is picked up off the mat and Bigelow scoops him up on his shoulder for The Greetings From Asbury Park. Shane slips a little further down Bigelow's back, wrapping his legs around Bigelow's body, and reverses The Greetings into a Sleeper Hold. Shane tries to put Bigelow to sleep as quick as he can, squeezing as tight as he can with the Sleeper. Bigelow reaches up for Shane's hair, grabbing a handful of it, and Bigelow whips Douglas forward, throwing him down on the mat, getting out of the Sleeper. Bigelow retreats to the corner to try and catch his breath back. Shane gets up to his feet in the opposite corner from Bigelow, resting against the turnbuckles. Bigelow gets his wind back and charges towards Douglas for another Corner Body Splash...but gets a boot to the face. Douglas climbs up on the second turnbuckle and delivers a Double Axe Handle to the back of Bigelow's head, knocking him down. Shane waits on Bigelow to get up before he goes for a Crucifix Pin. Bigelow holds Shane up behind him though and falls backwards, countering the Crucifix Pin with a Samoan Drop. Bigelow heads to the corner and starts climbing the turnbuckles. However, once he reaches the top, Shane Douglas springs up to his feet and charges up to the top turnbuckle with Bigelow.

    DOUGLAS PLANTS BIGELOW OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE WITH AN AVALANCHE BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!

    The crowd hold their heads in awe, just for the fact that the ring didn't collapse alone. Shane slowly crawls over and drapes an arm on top of Bigelow for a pin.

    1..2..

    Bigelow gets his shoulder up. Both men are stirring and Shane gets to his feet before Bigelow. Bigelow is in the corner and Shane climbs up on the second turnbuckle to deliver Corner Punches to Bigelow's face. Shane gets in about 8 good punches on Bigelow's face before Bigelow grabs hold of Shane's legs and walks out of the corner with him sitting on his shoulders. BIGELOW DRIVES SHANE DOWN WITH A POWERBOMB! Bigelow rests in the corner, waiting for Shane to get up. Douglas pulls himself up to his feet in the opposite corner.

    BIGELOW CHARGES OUT OF HIS CORNER, GOING FOR A SPEAR ON SHANE, BUT DOUGLAS MOVES OUT OF THE WAY CAUSING BIGELOW TO CRASH SHOULDER-FIRST INTO THE CORNER POST BETWEEN THE MIDDLE TURNBUCKLES!

    Shane pulls Bigelow out from inbetween the middle turnbuckles and sees Bigelow holding his shoulder. Shane decides to target Bigelow's shoulder/arm and weaken it down some more. SHANE TAKES BIGELOW'S BAD ARM AND CLIMBS UP ON THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE WITH IT BEFORE DROPPING BACKWARDS, HANGING UPSIDE DOWN AGAINST THE ROPES, APPLYING A ROPE HUNG CROSS ARMBREAKER ON BIGELOW! Bigelow is screaming like a wounded animal and the referee yells at Shane to let go of his arm, counting him out and giving him until 5 to break it up. Shane releases the Cross Armbreaker on the count of 4 and Bigelow falls backwards, grabbing his arm in pain. Shane grabs Bigelow's wrist, applying a wrist lock on him and delivers some Wrist Lock Shoulder Blocks to Bigelow.

    SHANE TAKES BIGELOW DOWN ON THE MAT AND LOCKS ON A CRIPPLER CROSSFACE!

    Borrowing a familiar move from a former stablemate/friend of his, Shane tries to rip Bigelow's arm out of his socket and cranks on his neck with the Crossface. Some time passes and Bigelow slowly but surely starts pushing himself up off the mat, fighting up to his feet. Bigelow deadlifts Douglas up off the mat with him and plants The Franchise with a Sidewalk Slam, breaking out of the Crossface. Bigelow clutches his arm, trying to shake off the pain. He's spent and it took everything out of him to get out of the Crossface. Shane Douglas rolls over onto his knees and sees Bigelow standing across from him, staring at him with evil intentions. Douglas begs Bigelow to show him mercy but The Beast From The East boots him in the face. Shane gets up in the corner and Bigelow uses his one good arm to deliver a Corner Clothesline to Douglas. Using the good arm, Bigelow Hip Tosses Douglas out of the corner. AS SOON AS DOUGLAS HITS THE MAT, HE STARTS GRABBING HIS LEG, TEASING A BAD LANDING! DOUGLAS CALLS THE REF OVER TO CHECK ON HIM! Douglas is talking to the referee about his leg while Bigelow heads up to the top turnbuckle. Bigelow sees the referee blocking his path, waiting for him to move out of the way, so he can hit the Diving Headbutt on Shane.

    With the referee distracted and his attention solely on Douglas, another camera picks up...CHRIS CANDIDO JUMPING OVER THE GUARDRAIL IN A SHOCKING MOMENT AND CANDIDO CLIMBS UP ON THE RING APRON, SHOVING BIGELOW OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE TO THE MAT!

    Candido's back, making his return to WCW and the majority of the crowd pop for him while some of them boo. DOUGLAS POPS UP TO HIS FEET, SHOWING HE'S ALRIGHT AFTERALL, PULLING A RUSE ON THE REFEREE!

    Candido stands outside the ring while Douglas waits for Bigelow to rise up and...DOUGLAS HITS THE FRANCHISER ON BIGELOW!!!

    Douglas rolls Bigelow onto his back and hooks his leg for the pin.

    1..2..3!

    Winner: Shane Douglas (08.29)

    Post-Match: The referee raises up Shane Douglas's arm and Chris Candido slides into the ring behind Douglas and the referee. Douglas turns around and sees Candido standing in front of him. Douglas & Candido smile, happy to see each other again and both men embrace with a hug. The commentators are as baffled as the crowd to see Candido back. Candido raises Douglas' arm in the air before he looks down at Bigelow and calls him "stupid", echoing Shane's statement from earlier about not accepting his offer to rejoin him. Douglas laughs at Bigelow and then leaves the ring with Candido, walking up the aisle with him. Jerry Lawler comments that "The 'Threat' on Bigelow has just doubled."

    Backstage: The Impact Players are in the locker room, preparing for their World Tag Team Title match later on. Lance Storm is doing some warms up while Justin Credible is looking around in the background for his Singapore Cane. Justin can't find his Cane anywhere and asks Storm if he's seen it. Storm responds that he hasn't and Credible throws some of the other wrestler's bags around, continuing to search for his Singapore Cane which has gone missing.

    We're shown a replay of the Parking Lot attacks by KroniK and The Harris Brothers on each other on Nitro & Thunder before the camera cuts away to the Parking Lot outside the arena where we see both teams standing around, surrounded in a circle of vehicles packed by multitude of cars and motorbikes. The turnaway crowd that couldn't get inside the building stand around, shielded by guardrails, to watch the match. The two teams are wearing street clothes and have tape wrapped around their fists. KroniK and The Harris Brothers stare across at each other with intense looks on their faces and both teams lunge towards each other & start fighting.

    Match Four
    Parking Lot Brawl
    KroniK (Brian Adams and Bryan Clark) vs. The Harris Brothers (Ron and Don)

    All four men swing at each other, throwing plenty of lefts & rights while the crowd's excited behind the guardrails. Half of them rooting for KroniK and the other half rooting for The Harrises. KroniK get the better of both Harris Twins in their fistfight, sending them stumbling backwards in different directions, seperating from each other. Adams fights with Ron on one side of the circle and Clark fights with Don on the other side. ADAMS BASHES RON'S FACE OFF A CAR HOOD WHILE CLARK OPENS UP THE SIDE DOOR OF ANOTHER CAR AND SWINGS IT AT DON'S HEAD, BASHING HIS BRAINS IN!

    CLARK TAKES DON'S HEAD AND POPS IT IN THE DOORWAY, SLAMMING THE CAR DOOR ON DON'S HEAD!

    Over on the other side, Adams is stomping Ron's mid-section in and presses his boot against his neck, choking him, as Ron sits back against the side of the car. Meanwhile, CLARK WAITS FOR DON TO GET UP AND GOES FOR A BIG BOOT...BUT DON DUCKS AND CLARK KICKS THE SIDE WINDOW IN, SMASHING IT, RECEIVING CUTS TO THE LEG AS A RESULT! Don takes advantage of the miss and punches Clark. DON TURNS CLARK AROUND AND THROWS HIM INTO A MOTORBIKE, KNOCKING THE BIKE OVER! Don gets a Chain that he hid somewhere on the Bike and wraps the Chain around his fist. Don tries to punch Clark with the Chain but gets caught with a punch to the gut. Clark hurls Don into the side of another car. Back over to Adams & Ron, ADAMS BREAKS THE WING MIRROR OFF A CAR AND PROCEEDS TO HIT RON ACROSS THE BACK AND THEN OVER THE HEAD WITH IT!

    Clark tosses Don onto the hood of a car and Don rolls off the hood onto the floor. Clark picks Don up off the floor and chucks him onto the car hood again. This time, Don remains on the car hood with his face planted up against the windshield. CLARK CLIMBS INSIDE THE VEHICLE AND TURNS THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS ON, WASHING DON'S FACE, GETTING SOME OF THE WIPER FLUID IN HIS EYES! The wiper fluid burns Don's eyes and CLARK BIEL TOSSES DON OFF THE CAR HOOD ONTO THE CONCRETE FLOOR WITH A HARD SMACK!

    CLARK POPS OPEN THE HOOD OF THE CAR AND PICKS DON UP OFF THE FLOOR, PLACING HIM ON THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT! CLARK REPEATEDLY SHUTS THE CAR HOOD DOWN, BASHING IT ON TOP OF DON'S BACK!

    Ron is up on his feet, standing in front of a car, and Adams charges at Ron...BUT ADAMS GETS BACK BODY DROPPED ONTO THE WINDSHIELD, CRACKING IT! Ron climbs up on the hood of the car and tries to land a kick on Adams' face but Brian rolls out of the way and Ron smashes in the windshield instead with his boot. Adams stands up to his feet and brawls with Ron on the car hood, trading punches with him. Bryan Clark opens up another car door and grabs a Tire Iron from inside the car. Clark approaches Don, who's leaning against the side of a car, and CLARK SWINGS THE TIRE IRON AT DON...BUT DON MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND CLARK SMASHES THE SIDE WINDOW WITH THE TIRE IRON! Don hits a Big Boot to Clark, knocking him down. DON LIFTS CLARK UP AND IRISH WHIPS HIM INTO THE OPENED SIDE CAR DOOR, BREAKING THE DOOR OFF IT'S HINGES! Don picks up the broken side car door and throws it down on top of Clark. Don makes his way over to the vehicle Adams & Ron are fighting on. Don climbs up on the car hood and helps his brother out, double teaming Adams with punches and kicks.

    THE HARRIS BROTHERS DOUBLE SUPLEX BRIAN ADAMS ONTO THE ROOF OF THE CAR!

    Ron holds Adams down on the car roof while Don steps off the car and climbs up onto the roof of a pickup truck that's parked next to the car.

    DON JUMPS OFF THE ROOF OF THE PICKUP TRUCK AND LANDS ON TOP OF ADAMS WITH A DIVING ELBOW DROP ON THE ROOF OF THE OTHER CAR!

    Don pins Adams on the car roof and the ref counts the pinfall, slapping the hood of the car.

    1..2..

    Adams kicks out somehow. Don gets down from the car, leaving Adams laying on the roof of the car, and The Harris Brothers march over to Bryan Clark, picking him up off the floor. Ron holds Bryan Clark from behind while Don picks up the Tire Iron and nails Clark in the gut with it. Ron scoops Clark up on his shoulder following the shot with the Tire Iron and RON CHARGES TOWARDS A CAR, PLANTING CLARK ON THE HOOD OF THE CAR WITH A RUNNING POWERSLAM!

    The Harris Brothers high five and raise their arms in the air at the fans behind the guardrails, celebrating early. The Harris Brothers turn around and...BRIAN ADAMS COMES FLYING OFF THE CAR WITH A DOUBLE DIVING CLOTHESLINE ON RON & DON, TAKING THEM BOTH DOWN TO THE FLOOR!

    Adams mounts Don and punches him in the face before he sees Ron getting up and ADAMS KICKS RON IN THE STOMACH, DRIVING HIM HEAD-FIRST INTO THE CONCRETE WITH A DDT! Adams' back takes as much of the brunt on the concrete floor as Ron's head does. Don recovers and clobbers Adams in the back with forearms. Don drags Adam over to a car, opening the car door, and Don stuffs Adams inside the car in the passenger seat. Don heads over to the other side and gets in the driver's seat of the car. Don blasts Adams in the face with a jab and Adams fights back with a jab of his own, exchanging fists inside the car. ADAMS GETS THE BETTER OF DON IN THE CAR AND BASHES HIS FACE OFF THE STEERING WHEEL, SETTING OFF THE CAR HORN! Adams keeps bashing Don's face off the steering wheel, making the car honk.

    ADAMS PULLS THE CIGARETTE LIGHTER OUT AND PRESSES IT INTO DON'S CHEST, BURNING HIM WITH IT!

    Don screams and quickly jumps out of the car, grabbing his chest. Adams finds a Steering Wheel Lock laying on the floor of the car and picks it up before he gets out of the car.

    ADAMS WHACKS DON ACROSS THE BACK WITH THE STEERING WHEEL LOCK!

    ADAMS GETS BLINDSIDED BY RON, WHO PUNCHES HIM OUT WITH THE CHAIN!

    CLARK SNEAKS UP BEHIND RON THOUGH AND BREAKS A HUBCAP OVER HIS HEAD!

    Clark drags Ron over to the trunk of a car and scoops him up on his shoulder, dropping him face-first on the trunk of the car with Snake Eyes. Clark unwraps the Chain from around Ron's fist and snatches it away. CLARK WRAPS THE CHAIN AROUND RON'S NECK AND CHOKES HIM OUT WITH IT! Ron's face turns purple, his eyes are starting to close, and eventually he goes limp, passing out. CLARK OPENS THE TRUNK OF THE CAR AND DRAGS RON'S CARCASS UP OFF THE FLOOR, STUFFING RON IN THE TRUNK OF THE CAR BEFORE SHUTTING THE TRUNK, LOCKING RON INSIDE IT!

    Don jumps Clark from out of nowhere, attacking him with punches and a knee to the gut. Just like on Nitro, Don grabs Clark's head and tries to ram him head-first into the side window of a car...but Clark blocks the attempt, placing his foot on the car door, and Clark hits Don in the stomach with some back elbows before BRYAN SMASHES DON'S HEAD IN THE SIDE CAR WINDOW, BUSTING HIM OPEN!

    Bryan Clark calls over Brian Adams and both KroniK members pick Don up off the floor before they drag him over in front of the car. Adams and Clark both grab Don by the neck and hoist him up in the air together...DRIVING DON DOWN ON THE CAR HOOD WITH HIGH TIMES!!!

    Clark covers Don on the car hood for a pin.

    1..2..3!

    Winners: KroniK (05.12)

    Post-Match: The crowd behind the guardrails are going mental after the mayhem they just witnessed. The referee raises both Adams & Clark's arms before KroniK hug each other. Adams and Clark pace around in the circle of vehicles like two Tigers having survived a hellacious battle. They roar in victory at the fans, who cheer them on and chant "KRONIK!" back at them. Adams and Clark bump fists before they leave the Parking Lot together, leaving Don laying on the car hood a bloody mess with the referee checking up on him and Ron trapped inside the car trunk.

    Backstage: Tony Schiavone takes us to Mean Gene in the back, who is standing in front of Goldberg's locker room. Tony asks Gene if Goldberg has arrived yet. Gene responds that Goldberg hasn't but as soon as he does, he'll be conducting an interview with him outside his locker room. Tony thanks Gene and the camera cuts back to the arena for the next match.

    *Cross The Line*

    The Impact Players Entrance: Lance Storm comes out with his gameface on but Justin Credible is looking a bit down in the dumps because he still hasn't found his Singapore Cane yet. Besides the Tag Team Titles, his trusty Singapore Cane is all he can think about right now. It's his baby and he's worried. The Impact Players make their way into the ring and Storm gets up on the second turnbuckle, posing to the crowd with his arms in the air, receiving a lot of boos in return. Credible takes his shirt off, throwing it out of the ring, and stands around, not really feeling in the mood to pose like his partner.

    *Freestyle Hombre*

    Chuck Palumbo and Sean 'O Haire Entrance: Sean O' Haire walks out alone at first and stops at the top of the entrance aisle to stare at The Impact Players in the ring before he points to the entrance...and Chuck Palumbo comes out with Justin Credible's missing Singapore Cane, having stolen it from the locker room. Credible holds his head in shock. Credible screams at Palumbo & O' Haire from the ring to return his Singapore Cane to him. Palumbo & O' Haire take pleasure in his reaction...before Palumbo snaps the Singapore Cane over his knee and throws it aside, making sure Credible won't be able to use it in the match. Credible goes livid in the ring and Storm has to hold Justin back from going after Palumbo & O' Haire. The World Tag Team Champions head on down to the ring and remove the titles from around their waist before they both slide into the ring and start slugging it out with Credible & Storm.

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

    Both teams exchange punches in the middle of the ring but it's the World Tag Team Champions that get the better of their challengers. Credible goes staggering back from Palumbo's fists before Chuck Clotheslines him out of the ring. Chuck climbs out of the ring, leaving Storm and O' Haire to start the match off. O' Haire continues pounding away at Storm's face before he sends him to the ropes with an irish whip. Storm bounces off the ropes into a Bicycle Kick, knocking him down. Storm gets up and O' Haire lifts him up in the air with both hands, holding him up like a barbell before he drops Storm on his shoulder and drives him down to the mat with a GORILLA PRESS POWERSLAM! O' Haire goes for the pin, trying to end it early.

    1..2..

    Credible pulls O' Haire out of the ring by his leg and both men duke it out at ringside. Palumbo jumps down from the ring apron and runs over to join the brawl, helping his partner out. O' Haire and Palumbo double team Justin on the outside with punches...until Lance Storm gets up and runs to the ropes, hitting a SUICIDE DIVE THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPES ON O' HAIRE, PALUMBO AND CREDIBLE, TAKING ALL THREE DOWN ON THE FLOOR! Storm is back on his feet and picks O' Haire up, throwing him back in the ring. Storm rolls underneath the bottom rope as O' Haire stands up in the ring and Storm punches O' Haire back into the corner. Storm lays into him with some European Uppercuts before he tries for an irish whip. O' Haire reverses the irish whip and Storm is sent to the opposite corner. O' Haire charges at Storm but receives a boot to the face, making him back up. Storm rushes out of the corner but gets taken down with a Drop Toe Hold before O' Haire puts him in a Surfboard Stretch. Storm is screaming his head off as O' Haire holds him up in the air and stretches his arms back. The referee asks Storm if he wants to submit but the Canadian shakes his head, telling him no. O' Haire eventually releases him from the Surfboard and then hits the Michinoku Driver II, holding Storm's leg up for a pin.

    1..2..

    Storm kicks out. O' Haire picks up Storm and blasts him in the chest with some chops. O' Haire goes for an irish whip but Storm reverses and catches him coming off the ropes with a Kitchen Sink to the gut. Storm picks O' Haire up for a Gutwrench Suplex. Storm ascends the turnbuckles and O' Haire springs up to his feet, climbing up on the second turnbuckle, throwing punches and headbutts at Storm. O' HAIRE PUTS STORM ON HIS SHOULDERS IN A FIREMAN'S CARRY AND PLANTS STORM OFF THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE WITH A SUPER ROLLING FIREMAN'S CARRY SLAM!

    O' Haire picks himself up off the mat and makes a tag to Palumbo, who clocks Storm in the face with some big forearms. Palumbo irish whips Storm and grabs him with a waistlock, looking for an Overhead Belly To Belly Suplex, but Storm rakes Palumbo's eyes, making him release the waistlock. Storm knocks him down with a Dropkick. Storm tags out to Credible and both partners pick up Palumbo together, irish whipping him into the ropes for a Double Back Elbow followed by a Double Elbow Drop. Storm and Credible pick up both of Palumbo's legs and split his legs apart with the Wishbone, doing damage to his groin. Storm steps out on the ring apron and Credible stomps Palumbo in the back of the head before he starts mouthing off to him, talking shit to Palumbo while he slaps him across the head for stealing his Singapore Cane. Credible puts Palumbo in a Headlock but the big man gets out of it with a Belly To Back Suplex. Palumbo waits for Credible to get up before he takes off to the ropes and knocks Credible down with a Jumping Lariat. Credible rises up again and Palumbo plants him on the mat with a Flapjack, going for a pin right after.

    1..2..

    Credible kicks out. Palumbo drags Credible up but gets punched in the gut. Credible clobbers him across the back with forearms before he tosses Palumbo out of the ring through the ropes. Credible turns his attention to Sean O' Haire and spits at him. O' Haire steps through the ropes, riled up, and tries to go for Credible but the referee holds him back. Storm climbs down from the ring apron and stomps Palumbo at ringside while Credible continues taunting O' Haire in the ring, keeping the referee distracted, holding O' Haire back. The referee eventually gets O' Haire under control, sending him back out on the ring apron, and Storm climbs up on the ring apron before the referee sees him cheating outside. Credible turns his focus back to Palumbo and waits for Chuck to get back up at ringside before he slings himself over the top rope, landing on Palumbo's shoulders for a SLINGSHOT HURRICARANA! Credible scoops Palumbo up off the floor and rolls him back into the ring. Credible gets up on the ring apron and heads up to the top turnbuckle for a Diving Body Splash on Palumbo. Credible hooks the leg for a pin.

    1..2..

    Palumbo gets his shoulder up. Credible lifts Palumbo up and drags him over to the corner, setting up for a Tornado DDT. Credible spins off the second turnbuckle, going for the Tornado DDT, but Palumbo counters with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Palumbo waistlocks Credible and hurls him across the ring with the Chuck Deluxe (Overhead Belly To Belly Suplex). Palumbo tags in O' Haire. Palumbo picks up both of Credible's legs, holding them in his arms while O' Haire stands in the corner. PALUMBO CATAPULTS CREDIBLE TOWARDS O' HAIRE AND O' HAIRE CATCHES CREDIBLE IN THE FACE WITH A JUMPING SPINNING CRESCENT KICK AS HE COMES FLYING AT HIM! Palumbo gets out and O' Haire attempts to get the three on Credible.

    1..2..

    Storm runs in and breaks up the pin before he gets back out on the ring apron. Credible gets picked up off the mat and O' Haire puts him on his shoulders in a fireman's carry. SEAN O' HAIRE TRIES TO F5 JUSTIN CREDIBLE BUT CREDIBLE REVERSES THE F5 INTO A TORNADO DDT! Both men get up off the mat and Credible tackles O' Haire back into the corner following up with Shoulder Barges to his mid-section.

    Credible irish whips O' Haire to the opposite corner...BUT O' HAIRE RUNS UP THE TURNBUCKLES AND BACKFLIPS OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE, LANDING ON HIS FEET BEHIND CREDIBLE, AND CREDIBLE TURNS AROUND INTO THE RIDGE HAND CLOTHESLINE!

    O' Haire climbs up on the second turnbuckle and jumps off...Credible picks his leg up, attemping to kick O' Haire in the face...but O' Haire catches his leg and picks up his other leg, Catapulting Credible to the corner. Only Credible catches himself on the second turnbuckle, sticking the landing, and Credible goes for a Twisting Crossbody...O' HAIRE CATCHES CREDIBLE IN HIS ARMS THOUGH AND ELEVATES HIM UP ON HIS SHOULDERS, PLANTING CREDIBLE DOWN ON THE MAT WITH A KNEELING POWERBOMB! O' Haire then follows up with a Jacknife Pin on Credible.

    1..2..

    Credible raises his shoulder up after two.

    O' HAIRE PICKS UP CREDIBLE AND SCOOPS HIM UP ON HIS SHOULDER...CREDIBLE FALLS BACKWARDS, REVERSING THE POSITION, HOLDING O' HAIRE UPSIDE DOWN...CREDIBLE TRIES TO HIT THAT'S INCREDIBLE BUT O' HAIRE FALLS BACKWARDS, REVERSING THE POSITION AGAIN, AND O' HAIRE HITS A SHOULDERBREAKER ON CREDIBLE!

    Credible rolls over to his corner, holding his shoulder, and Storm tags himself in. Storm rushes into the ring but gets taken down with an Armdrag by O' Haire. Storm gets up and charges at O' Haire again but gets caught with a Spinning Leg Sweep this time, knocking him down. O' Haire picks up Storm and lifts him up on his shoulders in a Torture Rack position. O' Haire swings Storm around and drives him to the mat with an Argentine Neckbreaker. O' Haire goes for the cover.

    1..2..

    No!

    O' Haire makes a tag to Palumbo. Palumbo goes up to the top turnbuckle and takes Storm down with a Diving Shoulder Block. Palumbo waits for Storm to get up before he charges at him...STORM CATCHES PALUMBO'S LEG AND ROLLS BACKWARDS FOR A SINGLE LEG TAKEDOWN TRANSITIONING INTO THE CANADIAN MAPLE LEAF!

    Palumbo screams in agony and tries to reach out for the ropes but they're far away from him as he's trapped in the middle of the ring. O' Haire plays the role of cheerleader from the ring apron, encouraging his partner to fight his way out of it. Palumbo uses all his strength and energy to push himself forward. Palumbo slowly crawls towards the bottom rope...and grabs it for a rope break! Storm refuses to release The Canadian Maple Leaf right away and the referee starts counting him out. Storm breaks on the count of 4 before he gets disqualified.

    Storm grabs Palumbo's leg and pulls him up off the mat, making him stand up on one foot. Palumbo's hopping on one leg...until he answers with an Enziguri to the side of Storm's head. Credible reaches through the ropes and grabs Palumbo's leg too...until he also receives an Enziguri to the head, knocking him off the ring apron. Palumbo drags Storm up for a DDT...but Storm reverses the DDT attempt into an Northern Lights Suplex for the pin.

    1..2..

    Kickout! Storm stands Palumbo up and goes for an irish whip to the corner...Palumbo reverses, sending Storm to the corner...Storm grabs the top rope with both hands though and jumps up in the air as Palumbo comes charging at him...Palumbo turns around quickly though and catches Storm's legs on his shoulders...PLANTING STORM WITH AN ALABAMA SLAM! Palumbo goes for the pin.

    1..2..

    Another kickout! Palumbo lifts Storm and waistlocks him from behind for a German Suplex. Storm breaks free from the rear waistlock with Back Elbows to Palumbo's head and Storm runs to the ropes, delivering a Calf Kick to Palumbo...only Palumbo staggers backwards into the ropes and bounces off, connecting with a Roaring Elbow to Storm, knocking him out. Palumbo tags out to O' Haire and Sean makes his way up to the top turnbuckle. O' Haire goes for The Seanton Bomb but Storm gets his knees up, driving them into O' Haire's back. Both men are on the mat and they roll out underneath the bottom rope onto the ring apron. Storm and O' Haire slowly reach their feet, standing on opposite sides of the ring from each other.

    BOTH STORM & O' HAIRE LEAP UP ON THE TOP ROPE AND GO FOR SPRINGBOARD CLOTHESLINES AT THE SAME TIME BUT BOTH MEN COLLIDE IN MID-AIR LIKE TWO PLANES!

    Storm and O' Haire fall to the mat together like a sack of potatoes as the crowd "OH!" in response to their mid-air collision. O' Haire and Storm lay on the mat for awhile while their partners extend their hands out on the ring apron for a tag. Storm and O' Haire slowly crawl over to their corners. Storm makes a tag first to Credible...before O' Haire makes a tag to Palumbo. Palumbo & Credible charge towards each other and Palumbo catches Credible first with punches to the face. Palumbo knocks Credible down with a heavy right before he turns to Storm, who comes running at him, and Palumbo hammers away at Storm, also knocking him down on the mat with another big right. Palumbo calls O' Haire over and both men pick up Justin Credible together.

    PALUMBO & O' HAIRE HIT A POWERBOMB + SUPLEX COMBO ON CREDIBLE!

    Palumbo holds Credible's legs down for a pin.

    1..2..

    Storm breaks up the pin. O' Haire attacks Storm with punches and Storm fights back with punches of his own. Palumbo & Credible get up at the same time and starting punching each other too. All four men pummel each other and go stumbling back a bit before...

    PALUMBO & CREDIBLE SUPERKICK EACH OTHER AND O' HAIRE & STORM SUPERKICK EACH OTHER ALL AT THE SAME TIME FOR A FOUR WAY SUPERKICK, KNOCKING EACH OTHER OUT!

    The crowd jump out of their seats in response to the "Four Way Superkick". All four men lay on the mat while the referee checks up on each of them. Storm and O' Haire roll out underneath the bottom rope to the outside, leaving Palumbo and Credible, the legal men, alone in the ring. Palumbo and Credible slowly rise up. Palumbo scoops Credible up on his shoulder but Justin drops down behind Palumbo and shoves him into the ropes. Justin tries to hit a Clothesline on Chuck but Palumbo ducks under and hits a Running Big Boot to Credible that causes him to stumble backwards and fall through the middle ropes onto the ring apron. Palumbo reaches down and picks Credible up on the ring apron. Palumbo sets Credible up in position for a Suplex.

    PALUMBO LIFTS CREDIBLE UP IN THE AIR FOR A SUPLEX BACK INTO THE RING...BUT STORM GRABS PALUMBO'S FOOT FROM RINGSIDE AND TRIPS HIM UP ON THE MAT WITH CREDIBLE FALLING ON TOP OF PALUMBO FOR A COVER! CREDIBLE PINS PALUMBO WHILE STORM HOLDS DOWN PALUMBO'S FOOT!!!

    1..2..3!

    The Impact Players have done it!

    Winners and NEW World Tag Team Champions: The Impact Players (15.32)

    Post-Match: Justin Credible quickly slides out underneath the bottom rope and hugs Lance Storm. Chuck Palumbo looks up at the referee in shock. The Impact Players grab the Tag Team Titles from the timekeeper and run up the aisle to celebrate some more. Chuck Palumbo complains to the referee about Lance Storm holding his foot down at ringside while Credible had him pinned. O' Haire slides back into the ring and joins his partner in arguing with the referee, who's oblivious to Storm holding Palumbo's foot down. Palumbo & O' Haire are left pissed with the referee while The Impact Players high five and raise their new titles up in the air to the fans, who boo and put their thumbs down at them. The Impact Players pose in the aisle with the 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, shouting "That's how you make an 'IMPACT'! THAT'S INCREDIBLE!!!"

    Backstage: The World Heavyweight Champion, Scott Steiner is shown training for the main event, doing push ups in his locker room while Midajah sits on the couch, holding the World Title in her lap.

    We get a replay of Steve Corino's debut from Nitro where he attacked Dusty and Dustin Rhodes with a Chair. A replay of Dustin Rhodes jumping Corino the next week on Nitro. And then a replay from Thunder of Eric Bischoff telling Corino that he has to face Dustin Rhodes in a Texas Bullrope Match.

    *Dustin Rhodes Theme*

    Dustin Rhodes Entrance: The Natural walks out to cheers from the Cow Palace, carrying the Texas Bullrope in his hand. Dustin is wearing all black street clothes - black cutoff shirt, black gloves, black leather pants, and black cowboy boots. His ex-wife and the mother of his child, Terri Runnels is standing in the front row with their 6 or 7 year old daughter Dakota and Dustin's younger brother, Cody. They're here to support Dustin as he defends the family name. Dustin approaches his family in the front row and hugs Terri & Cody before he hugs & kisses his daughter Dakota. Dustin rolls into the ring with the Bullrope and poses for the crowd on the second turnbuckle, raising his arms in the air, holding the Bullrope. Dustin climbs down and paces around the ring with the Bullrope.

    *The Old School Style*

    Steve Corino Entrance: Corino is met with large boos from the fans, making his way out into the arena. Corino wears street clothes consisting of a white vest, blue jeans and black & white cowboy boots. Some front row fans heckle Corino on his way down to the ring and Corino flips them the middle finger, which is blurred out for the viewers at home. Instead of getting in the ring right away, Corino walks over to Dave Penzer, taking his mic away from him.

    Corino stands at ringside and his music cuts off, so he can speak to Dustin - "Hey Dustin, I see you brought your family along. How cute. But I don't see your old man, 'Oldust', anywhere. Maybe that's because I took out his fat ass and put an end to 'The American Dream'. Now, I'm gonna end you...IF YOU WEEL! And what makes it even better...is that your snot-nosed brat daughter is here to watch it happen in person."

    Dustin furiously jumps out of the ring and starts chasing Corino around the ring. Corino slides underneath the bottom rope followed by Dustin and Corino takes advantage, stomping Dustin's back. Corino picks Dustin up, taking more jabs at his family...and Dustin clocks Corino in the mouth with a punch. Dustin continues wailing away at Corino with punches before knocking him down with a Bionic Elbow. Dustin attaches his end of the Bullrope around his wrist and throws the other end at Corino, screaming at the referee to attach the other end of the Bullrope around Corino's wrist, which the referee does, officially beginning the match.

    Match Six
    Texas Bullrope Match
    Steve Corino vs. Dustin Rhodes

    Dustin allows Corino to get back up...only to pull him in with the rope for a Clothesline. Dustin lays on top of Corino with a mount and blasts him in the face with a series of fast paced punches. The referee tries to get Dustin under control, pulling him off. Corino tries to roll out underneath the bottom rope to try and escape...but Dustin tugs back with the rope, pulling Corino back into the ring. Corino gets up to his feet and Dustin pulls him in again this time for another Bionic Elbow to the head, knocking him down. Dustin puts the boots to Corino before he starts WHIPPING CORINO ACROSS THE BACK WITH THE BULLROPE & COWBELL!

    Corino is squirming around in pain, trying to get to his feet, and Rhodes whips him in the face with the Bullrope, keeping him on the mat. Dustin picks Corino up and ties the Bullrope around his neck before he uses the rope to Biel Toss Corino across the ring. Corino gets up in the corner and Dustin climbs on the second turnbuckle, standing over Corino, raining punches down on his face. Dustin delivers 10 complete Corner Punches to Corino's face before he steps down and applies a headlock on Corino, going for a Bulldog. But Corino shoves Dustin forward into the opposite corner. Corino charges at Dustin but gets a boot to the face, making him stumble back. Dustin launches out of the corner...and gets tossed up & over with a Back Body Drop. CORINO DIGS HIS KNEE INTO DUSTIN'S UPPER BACK AND WRAPS THE BULLROPE AROUND HIS NECK, CHOKING HIM WITH IT!

    Corino lifts Dustin up using the Bullrope, keeping the choke applied...AND CORINO THROWS DUSTIN OVER THE TOP ROPE, HANGING HIM ON THE RING APRON, CONTINUING TO CHOKE DUSTIN OUT!

    Dustin is gasping for air and his face is turning purple a little bit. Corino releases the choke after awhile and unwraps the Bullrope from around Dustin's neck, letting him fall to the floor outside.

    Corino climbs out of the ring and picks Dustin up, punching him in the face. Corino gets up on the ring apron, looking to hit something off the ring apron...but Dustin jerks him off the ring apron with the Bullrope, sending Corino crashing face-first onto the guardrail. Dustin whips Corino across ringside with the Bullrope, making him crash back-first against the guardrail. Dustin drags Corino up and ATOMIC DROPS CORINO ONTO THE GUARDRAIL! Dustin follows up with a Clothesline, knocking Corino down on the other side of the guardrail amongst the front row fans, who are going crazy. Dustin waits for Corino to get up before he yanks him forward with the Bullrope and Corino goes flying over the guardrail back to ringside. DUSTIN WRAPS THE BULLROPE AROUND CORINO'S NECK AND PROCEEDS TO CHOKE HIM WITH IT LIKE CORINO DID TO HIM EARLIER! Corino fights for air, losing oxygen slowly.

    It looks like he's about to pass out...UNTIL CORINO GRABS THE RINGBELL OFF THE TIMEKEEPER'S DESK AND SWINGS IT OVER HIS HEAD, NAILING DUSTIN IN THE FACE WITH THE RINGBELL!

    Dustin goes down, releasing the choke, and Corino unwraps the Bullrope from around his neck, coughing and gasping for air. Once Corino gets his wind back, he stands up and PULLS THE FLOOR MATS APART, EXPOSING THE CONCRETE! Corino picks Dustin up off the floor but gets hit with a Throat Thrust. Dustin goes over to the timekeeper's desk, grabbing a Steel Chair, tossing that into the ring before he throws Corino back into the ring too. DUSTIN CLIMBS UP ON THE RING APRON...BUT CORINO DROPKICKS HIM OFF THE RING APRON ONTO THE EXPOSED CONCRETE! Dustin takes a sick landing, cracking the back of his skull on the concrete floor.

    Dustin lays on the concrete, holding the back of his head, while the referee checks on him. Corino steps out of the ring, shoving the referee aside, picking Dustin up. Corino whips Dustin into the Steel Steps. Corino grabs the top half of the Steps, pulling them off. Corino waits for Dustin to reach his feet before he lunges at him...AND SMACKS DUSTIN IN THE FACE WITH THE STEEL STEPS! Corino waits for Dustin to get up again, so he can hit him with the Steps a second time. Corino raises the Steps above his head as Dustin slowly picks himself up. Dustin turns around and...CORINO CHARGES AT DUSTIN WITH THE STEEL STEPS...BUT DUSTIN DROP TOE HOLDS CORINO, BASHING HIS FACE OFF THE STEPS!

    Dustin picks up Corino and rolls him back into the ring. Dustin slides into the ring and grabs the Steel Chair off the mat. Dustin whacks Corino across the back with the Chair. Dustin opens up the Chair, placing it down in the middle of the ring. Dustin gets Corino up and puts him in a headlock. Dustin charges forward and jumps in the air...DRIVING CORINO FACE-FIRST ONTO THE SEAT OF THE CHAIR WITH A BULLDOG! Dustin goes for a pin.

    1..2..

    Corino kicks out. Dustin leans back against the turnbuckles in the corner, waiting for Corino to get up before he runs across the ring, steps up on the seat of the Chair, and Dustin jumps off the Chair, connecting with a Jumping Clothesline on Corino, taking him down. Dustin climbs up on the second turnbuckle with something in mind...but Corino yanks him off the second turnbuckle using the Bullrope causing Dustin to smack his face off the seat of the Chair. Corino rolls out of the ring and pulls up the ring apron, searching for something underneath the ring. CORINO PULLS A TOOLBOX OUT FROM UNDER THE RING, OPENS IT UP, AND GETS HIS HANDS ON A SCREWDRIVER! Corino slides into the ring with the Screwdriver as Terri, Cody & Dakota cry out to Dustin in horror.

    CORINO KNEELS DOWN BESIDES DUSTIN...AND TRIES TO STAB DUSTIN IN THE EYE WITH THE SCREWDRIVER!

    Dustin grabs Corino's wrist with both hands and pushes his hand up, fighting him off, trying to prevent him from sticking the Screwdriver into his eye. Corino almost comes close to doing it as he pushes the Screwdriver back down just inches away from Dustin's face. Both men struggle with the Screwdriver for a little longer until Rhodes manages to elbow Corino away from him at the last second. Dustin grabs the Screwdriver, standing up with it. Dustin charges at Corino with the Screwdriver...but gets hit in the gut with the Cowbell and Corino plants him on the mat with a Fisherman Suplex for a pin.

    1..2..

    Dustin kicks out. Corino picks up Dustin and irish whips him to the ropes. Corino bends over for a Back Body Drop but Dustin drops down on the mat and nails him with a Kneeling Uppercut. Corino rolls out underneath the bottom rope and Dustin slides out underneath the bottom rope on a different side of the ring. Dustin uses the Bullrope to pull Corino into the ring post, smashing his face off the steel pole. Dustin pulls Corino into the ring post again...then again for a third time. Dustin rolls back into the ring and back out on the same side of the ring as Corino. Dustin drags Corino over to the commentary desk where Jerry Lawler and Tony Schiavone move out of the way. DUSTIN SUPLEXES CORINO ON THE COMMENTARY DESK! Dustin climbs up on the desk and mounts Corino, punching him in the face. Dustin stands up and raises his arms at the crowd who cheer back while Corino rolls off the desk. As Dustin continues posing...Corino yanks him off the commentary desk to the floor. Corino grabs a TV Monitor from off the commentary desk, waiting for Dustin to get up.

    CORINO CRACKS DUSTIN IN THE FACE WITH THE TV MONITOR, BUSTING HIM OPEN!

    Dustin's blood spills all over the floor and he's left discombobulated from the blood loss. He's dizzy and doesn't know where he is. Corino continues targeting his cut, punching Dustin in the forehead like a madman. Corino drags Dustin over to the guardrail in front of his ex-wife, brother & daughter and Corino bashes Dustin's face off the guardrail in front of them. Dakota is crying, witnessing her daddy get beat up right in front of her. Corino holds Dustin's bloody face up to Dakota, taunting and terrorizing her as Terri holds her daughter in her arms trying to protect her from that evil prick Corino. Cody starts cussing at Corino, screaming at him to leave Dakota alone. Corino taunts Cody and points to his chin, telling Cody to take swing at him. Cody obliges and tries to punch Corino in the chin but Corino moves his head back, making Cody miss. Corino laughs at Cody before he turns his attention to Terri and says - "Marlena, watch this, you stupid bitch!"

    Corino rolls Dustin back in the ring and follows him in, picking the Screwdriver off the mat and...CORINO DIGS THE SCREWDRIVER INTO DUSTIN'S FOREHEAD!

    Everyone in the arena is absolutely appalled by Corino's sick twisted actions. He's heartless, cold as fuck, and there's no level he won't stoop to. Terri is shown covering Dakota's eyes, who's still bawling her eyes out. Dustin is screaming his head off and Tony Schiavone is begging the referee to stop the match for Dakota's sake. Corino eventually stops digging the Screwdriver into Dustin's forehead and puts the weapon down, having worsened Dustin's cut.

    Corino sets the Chair down on the mat and picks Dustin's bloody carcass up off the mat, setting him up for The Old School Expulsion. CORINO PLANTS DUSTIN ON THE CHAIR WITH THE OLD SCHOOL EXPULSION!

    Corino goes for a pin with Tony Schiavone hoping it's over.

    1..2..

    Dustin manages to kick out! The crowd pop and Corino is even surprised Dustin kicked out of that one. He can't believe Dustin is still going. Dustin has no quit in him. Corino heads to the corner and waits for Dustin to get up, tuning the band up for The Old School Kick. Dustin takes his time getting up in his weakened state. Once Rhodes is on his feet...CORINO LUNGES FORWARD FOR THE OLD SCHOOL KICK...BUT DUSTIN BLASTS HIM IN THE FACE WITH THE COWBELL...BUSTING CORINO OPEN!

    Corino goes down with a crimson mask. The crowd cheer for Dustin, still behind him. Just when it looked like he was out, he pulled himself back in, showing there's still hope for him left.

    Dustin picks up Corino's head and nails him in the forehead some more with the Cowbell. Dustin digs the corner of the Cowbell into Corino's forehead, worsening his cut. Dustin then slices Corino's arm open with the corner of the bell, creating a new cut there. Corino's white vest is stained with blood and his blonde hair has turned red, drenched with blood too.

    DUSTIN PLACES CORINO'S FACE ON TOP OF THE COWBELL AND DUSTIN CURB STOMPS CORINO'S FACE ON THE COWBELL!

    Dustin rolls Corino over on his back and hooks his leg for the pin.

    1..2..

    Corino somehow kicks out! Dustin lifts Corino up to his feet and hits a Bionic Elbow to Corino...Corino delivers his own Bionic Elbow back to Dustin...Dustin throws a Bionic Elbow back at Corino...Corino gets Dustin with another Bionic Elbow.

    DUSTIN AND CORINO TRADE MORE BIONIC ELBOWS TO EACH OTHER'S HEADS!

    They continue going back and forth with the Bionic Elbows until Dustin gets the better of Corino, laying into his head with a quick series of Bionic Elbows. Dustin kicks Corino in the stomach and turns him around, wrapping his arm around Corino's neck.

    DUSTIN PICKS CORINO UP IN THE AIR FOR THE CURTAIN CALL!

    Dustin could finish it here but he's decides he's not done yet as he points to the corner, signalling for Shattered Dreams, and he picks Corino up, dragging him over to the corner. Dustin sets Corino up in position for Shattered Dreams, draping both of his legs behind the second rope, so he's sitting on the second turnbuckle. Dustin doesn't stop there though as he looks down and picks up the Cowbell...TUCKING THE COWBELL INBETWEEN CORINO'S BALLS AND THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE! Dustin takes a few steps back and channels Goldust, stroking his chest.

    DUSTIN CHARGES FORWARD AND HITS SHATTERED DREAMS TO CORINO, KICKING THE COWBELL UNDERNEATH CORINO'S BALLS!

    The crowd cringe and let out a huge "OOOOOHHHHH" around the arena, almost feeling Corino's pain. Corino can't even scream in pain due to getting kicked in the balls with the Cowbell.

    Dustin has this won and pulls Corino off the second turnbuckle, laying him out on the mat. Dustin covers him for the pin.

    1..2..

    THE REFEREE GETS PULLED OUT OF THE RING BY A CAMERAMAN!

    THE CAMERAMAN SLIDES INTO THE RING AND WHACKS DUSTIN IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH HIS CAMERA!

    THE CAMERAMAN TAKES HIS CAP AND GLASSES DISGUISE OFF TO REVEAL...TERRY FUNK!


    The man who's held a grudge against The Rhodes Family longer than Corino has and has bad blood with them saves Corino from losing. Everyone is stunned, seeing Terry Funk in the ring. Terry picks Dustin up off the mat and tucks his head between his legs, lifting him upside down.

    TERRY FUNK SPIKES DUSTIN RHODES HEAD-FIRST ONTO THE COWBELL WITH A TEXAS PILEDRIVER!

    Funk soaks in the hostile boos from the crowd, welcoming them, before he helps Steve Corino up. Corino takes a bit more time to recover from the Shattered Dreams with the Cowbell. Corino and Funk talk to each other in the corner, coming up with some kind of plan. Once they finish talking, Funk walks over to the Cowbell, picking it up before he stands Dustin up to his feet. Funk holds Dustin up and holds the Cowbell in front of Dustin's face.

    CORINO DELIVERS THE OLD SCHOOL KICK TO THE COWBELL INTO DUSTIN'S FACE!!!

    Dustin collapses on the mat, completely out of it, and Corino falls on top of him for a pin. A count doesn't occur right away as the referee is laying outside the ring. Terry Funk climbs out of the ring and drags the referee up off the floor, rolling him back into the ring. The referee groggily and slowly counts the pinfall.

    1...2...3!

    Dustin has been screwed out of the victory!

    Winner: Steve Corino (13.54)

    Post-Match: Terry Funk slides into the ring and unattaches Steve Corino's wrist from the Bullrope before he pulls Corino up to his feet. Funk raises Corino's arm in the air, proud of their work together. Terri, Dakota and Cody are shown upset in the front row. Funk brags about Corino to the camera and insults Dustin Rhodes & his father. Corino weakly extends his hand out to Terry Funk for a handshake and The Funker accepts his handshake, sharing a common hatred for The Rhodes. Funk helps Corino leave the ring and acts as a crutch to Corino, helping him up the aisle to the back.

    Backstage: Mean Gene is in the First Aid Room with Booker T who's getting his ankle taped up and a knee brace placed on him by the doctor for his US Title match later on. "Ladies and gentlemen, I'm here with the United States Champion, Booker T, who will be defending his title against "The World's Most Dangerous Man", Ken Shamrock, coming up later. As you can see, the champion is getting his ankle taped up and a knee brace put on by the fine doctors here. But the question is, Booker T, how are you gonna be able to defend the US Title with your ankle in the condition it's in against a deadly foe like Shamrock, who caused this injury to you?" Booker responds to Gene, "It's just like I told Eric Bischoff, Gene. I'll fight Shamrock one legged if I have to. Shamrock has earned himself a reputation as "The World's Most Dangerous Man" but I grew up in the most dangerous neighbourhoods around plenty of dangerous men. I've been through much worse that what I'm going through right now. My brother and I, we grew up poor. We had to fight to survive everyday. Struggled to get by on the streets. I've made mistakes and I've paid for them but in the end I came out of those streets alive. Now, I fight to survive in the ring. Shamrock is trying to take what's mine and he's gonna have to end my career in order to take the US Title away from me. Whether it's on one leg or two. Ken Shamrock, I'm comin' for you...SUCKA!!! Stevie Ray comes into the room on crutches, which Mean Gene notices. "Wait a minute, it looks like we're being joined here by your brother, Stevie Ray. Stevie?" Stevie talks to his brother, making an emotional plea with him. "Book, I know the sucka's gotta pay for what he did to us. But you need to call this match off and fight him another day. You're in no condition to be competing and defending the United States Title right now. Your ankle ain't gonna hold up. Let's just forget this match and go home, brother." Booker responds taken aback by his brother's lack of faith in him, "Go home? You kidding me, right? Look at what he did to us. I can't let him get away with that. Tonight, I'm fighting for the both of us. I can do this. Trust me, man." Stevie still has his doubts about Booker going through with the match. Booker tries to ease his concern some more, "You've always had my back. Now it's my turn to have yours. I need your support. All I ask is that you just trust me. I gotta do this...for us! Although Stevie still remains worried for his brother, he gives in to him, lending him his support for the match. "Alright, go get him then." Booker and Stevie bump fists before the camera goes back to the arena.

    *Total Package Theme*

    Lex Luger Entrance: The Total Package walks out confident and narcissistic, spending most of his time flexing his arms, mesmerized with himself, looking like he's about to burst out of his own body with all that muscle on him. His Terminator-like theme makes all the posing seem more epic though. Despite being partners, both members of Totally Buff want seperate entrances to show off their rock hard chiselled bodies.

    *Buff Daddy*

    Buff Bagwell Entrance: Buff Daddy's entrance is pretty much the same, lots of stretching and posing. But's he having more fun with it at least as he's skipping around with a big smile on his face, talking into the camera about how buff he is & how the girls want his stuff and he wears shades & a top hat on. Once he gets in the ring, Totally Buff pose together in the middle of the ring with Buff taking a knee, flexing his muscles while Lex stands behind him, flexing his muscles too. Some signs are picked up on camera that read "Totally Boring", "Lex Loser", and "We've Had Enuff Of Buff".

    Once they finally finish posing, Lex takes the mic and cuts a promo, bragging some more about how magnificent him & Bagwell look. They talk about how horrible Flair's physique is with Buff saying "Flair has saggy old man breasts." and laughing about it with Luger. They say they carried Flair and he was nothing but dead weight holding them back cause he cost them a shot at the Tag Team Titles in the Tag Team Turmoil weeks ago, so they got rid of him. Totally Buff call Ric Flair & Arn Anderson "A pair of has-beens." and say "They hate to beat a dead horse(man) but that's literally what they will do in this match.". Buff mocks Anderson giving his spot in the match to someone else, recycling the old "Not a liver spot, not my dog Spot, not anybody's spot but MY spot!" line from the infamous NWO Four Horsemen parody that he was part of several years ago. Lex and Bagwell finish up by saying "It doesn't matter who Flair's mystery partner is in this match. Because whoever it is, is getting...STUFFED & TOTALLY BUFFED!

    *Also Sprach Zarathustra*

    Ric Flair Entrance: The Nature Boy walks the aisle, stylin' and profilin' as best as he can, receiving a welcoming reception from The Cow Palace. Flair is twirling around, showing his flashy robe off, and "Woo's" at the crowd, who "WOOOOOO!" back. Some front row fans are bowing in the presence of the 16-Time World Champion as he passes them by. Flair walks up the Steel Steps onto the ring apron and calls the referee over to seperate the middle ropes for him, which he does. Totally Buff are standing outside the ring watching as Flair climbs through the ropes with the ref sitting on the middle rope & holding up the top rope for him. When it comes to the all the glitz & glamor, Flair's entrance outshines both of Totally Buff's entrances. Flair does another twirl & "Woo" in the center of the ring before he starts disrobing. AS FLAIR IS DISROBING, TOTALLY BUFF SLIDE BACK INTO THE RING AND KNOCK FLAIR DOWN FROM BEHIND!

    Match Seven
    Ric Flair and Mystery Partner vs. Totally Buff (The Total Package and Buff Bagwell)

    Totally Buff kick the match off right away without waiting to even find out who Flair's partner is. Flair is getting stomped on by Luger and Bagwell on the mat. Luger pulls Flair's robe off and chucks it out of the ring before going back over to him and stomping him out. Totally Buff club Flair with forearms to the back and punches to the face as the fans look to the entrance, anxiously waiting for Flair's partner to come out any second now. The beating continues on Flair and just when it looks like nobody is about to come out...

    THE CROWD EXPLODES AS THEY SEE...THE GIANT MARCH DOWN TO THE RING!!!

    Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler's minds are also blown, shocked to see The Giant reappear in WCW. Tony shouts on commentary that "This show just got bigger!", making a pun on the name Giant went by in the other company. Totally Buff turn around after hearing the crowd's gigantic reaction and see The Giant heading down to ringside. Luger and Bagwell's jaws drop. Both men are absolutely gobsmacked as the last person they expected to see as Flair's partner is Giant.

    THE GIANT CLIMBS UP ON THE RING APRON AND STEPS BOTH LEGS OVER THE TOP ROPE INTO THE RING!

    BUFF CHARGES AT GIANT FOR A PUNCH...BUT THE GIANT CATCHES BUFF AND DELIVERS A HEADBUTT TO HIM! LUGER GOES FOR A PUNCH...BUT GIANT ALSO CATCHES HIM AND DELIVERS ANOTHER HEADBUTT TO HIM!

    Both team members go stumbling back from the headbutts. They go for Giant again but each of them receives a BIG BOOT TO THE FACE! Ric Flair gets back up and both him & Giant pick up Totally Buff, placing the both of them in opposite corners from each other.

    FLAIR KNIFE EDGE CHOPS LUGER IN HIS CORNER! In the other corner, Giant tells the crowd to "Ssshh!" with his index finger. The crowd quite down and...GIANT DELIVERS A HARD OVERHAND CHOP TO BAGWELL! The loud smack on Bagwell's chest echoes throughout the arena like the sound of a frying pan, making him cry out in pain. Flair smacks Luger with another Knife Edge Chop and Giant hands Bagwell another Overhand Chop. The stinging chops continue on both men's chests one at a time, leaving them red.

    The chops stop and Ric Flair moves out of the way as GIANT CHARGES TOWARD LUGER FOR A RUNNING BUTT BUMP...THEN CHARGES BACK OVER TO BAGWELL FOR ANOTHER RUNNING BUTT BUMP! Luger & Bagwell stumble out of their corners after getting squashed and GIANT RUNS TO THE ROPES, KNOCKING TOTALLY BUFF OUT OF THE RING WITH A DOUBLE SHOULDER BLOCK!

    Flair and Giant wait in the ring as Totally Buff pick each other off the ground. Luger and Bagwell start backing up the aisle, deciding to abandon the match, wanting no more of Flair and Giant. AS TOTALLY BUFF CONTINUE RETREATING UP THE AISLE...THEY TURN AROUND AND SEE ARN ANDERSON APPROACHING THEM WITH A CHAIR! Double A points them back to the ring and threatens to hit Totally Buff with the Chair unless they get back in the ring. Luger and Bagwell start backing down the aisle, begging The Enforcer not to hit them with the Chair.

    TOTALLY BUFF BACK UP AGAINST THE RING AND THE GIANT REACHES DOWN, GRABBING BOTH LUGER AND BAGWELL BY THE HAIR, PULLING THEM UP ON THE RING APRON...AND GIANT TOSSES BOTH MEN OVER THE TOP ROPE BACK INTO THE RING!

    Giant pulls his straps down and waits for both men to get up before he grabs Luger & Bagwell by their necks and...HITS A DOUBLE CHOKESLAM ON TOTALLY BUFF!!!

    FLAIR APPLIES A FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK ON BAGWELL!!!

    Bagwell taps out on the mat!

    Winners: Ric Flair and The Giant (01.48)

    Post-Match: The crowd remain on their feet for both Flair and Giant as they raise each other's arms in the air.



    Arn Anderson joins both men in the ring and all three share hugs with each other. Totally Buff are laid out on the floor at ringside as Flair, Giant & Anderson continue celebrating in the ring. Flair "Woo's" for the crowd while The Giant raises his hand up in the air symbolizing a Chokeslam & roars at the top of his voice, returning to his roots after two years in BIG fashion.

    Backstage: Tony Schiavone takes us to Mean Gene once again, who's back standing in front of Goldberg's locker room, and asks for an update on Goldberg. Gene tells Tony that Goldberg still hasn't arrived and that no one has seen him all day. Jeff Jarrett interrupts Gene, "Where is he, Gene? Goldberg get your ass out here right now." Gene responds in confusion, "Jeff Jarrett? What are you doing here?" To which Jeff replies, "I'm here to see if Slapnuts has shown up. Is he here, Gene?" Gene says "No, he isn't Jeff." Jarrett starts bragging, "Why am I not surprised, Gene? I told you all along, he's nothing but a gutless coward. 'Da Man', my ass." Gene declares "Goldberg is just late. He'll be here soon, Jeff. You'll see." Jarrett questions Gene, "You so sure about that, Gene?" Suddenly, Jarrett and Gene hear a thud coming from inside Goldberg's locker room. Both men suspect Goldberg may be inside his locker room already. Goldberg's door starts to open up and Jarrett stands back, raising his Guitar up, ready to hit Goldberg with it as soon as he comes through the door. The door opens up even more and out walks...Doug Dellinger. Jarrett nearly hits Doug with the Guitar but stops as soon as he sees it's him instead of Goldberg, looking at him bewildered. Gene is also puzzled by Dellinger's appearance, adressing the head of security. "Doug Dellinger? What were you doing inside Goldberg's locker room? Is he in there? I wanna get a word with him." Doug informs Gene and Jarrett, "Goldberg isn't in there, guys. He isn't here yet. I'm just getting things ready for him when he arrives." Jarrett tells Doug, "Well, you let me know when he does, so I can knock his damn head off." before he walks off and leaves Gene alone with Doug.

    We get a video package for the United States Championship match showing Ken Shamrock's absolute dominance since arriving in the company and him going after Booker T & Stevie Ray, injuring them both.

    *Dangerous*

    Ken Shamrock Entrance: The World's Most Dangerous Man marches down to the ring with a wild look in his eyes. He needs no spectacular entrances as he's already psyched to the bone. Shamrock walks up the Steel Steps and stands on the top Step. Shamrock looks down for a little bit before he looks up at the ring, bashes his head with both hands, and roars at the top of his voice, getting himself in the zone. Shamrock steps through the ropes and paces around the ring like an animal on the loose, ready to tear apart into Booker T soon as he comes out.

    *Rap Sheet*

    Booker T Entrance: The United States Champion takes his time down the aisle as he hobbles to the ring without the use of Crutches, taking small steps. Booker has tape wrapped around his bad ankle and a knee brace to support him. Despite his injury limiting his movement, Booker still has fire blow off in the background during his entrance to represent his "Harlem Heat". Booker slowly makes his way up the Steel Steps onto the ring apron and with the referee's help, carefully climbs through the ropes as Ken Shamrock stares at him like a hungry predator awaiting its meat. Booker removes the US Title from around his waist and hands it to the referee, who holds it up in the middle of the ring to the crowd before he passes the belt onto the timekeeper for safekeeping.

    Match Eight
    United States Championship
    Booker T (c) vs. Ken Shamrock

    AS SOON AS THE BELL RINGS, KEN SHAMROCK POUNCES ON BOOKER LIKE A LION, CLOBBERING HIM IN THE CORNER WITH INTENSE PUNCHES AND KNEES TO HIS BODY & FACE! The referee is forced to step in after Shamrock refuses to break on his count and pulls Shamrock off of Booker. Shamrock shrugs his arm away from the referee and shoots the ref a threatening look as he's giving him a warning for not breaking early. SHAMROCK TURNS BACK AROUND TO BOOKER...AND GETS KICKED IN THE FACE WITH BOOKER'S GOOD LEG! Shamrock goes stumbling back into the center of the ring from the boot. BOOKER HOBBLES OUT OF THE CORNER TOWARDS SHAMROCK BUT THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS MAN INSTANTLY KICKS BOOKER'S BAD ANKLE, KNOCKING HIM DOWN! Shamrock continues targeting the bad ankle, stomping on it repeatedly and yanking it as The Bookman screams to the high heavens. Shamrock lifts Booker up to his feet and plants him on the mat with a Snap Suplex before he rolls over into a mount on Booker.

    SHAMROCK DELIVERS BRUTAL STIFF PUNCHES, HAMMERFISTS AND ELBOWS TO BOOKER'S FOREHEAD, SPLITTING HIM OPEN!

    The referee steps back in to drag Shamrock off Booker. Once he does, the referee kneels besides Booker, checking on him. Booker is juicing badly with blood pouring all over his face. Booker is so weak and can hardly move. The referee concerned for Booker's safety, tells the US Champion that he's gonna stop the match. THE REF IS ABOUT TO CALL FOR THE BELL...BUT BOOKER GRABS THE REFEREE BY HIS COLLAR AND STOPS HIM! Booker asks the referee not to call for the bell. The referee is hesistant and tries to talk Booker into stopping. Booker keeps pleading with the referee to let him continue but the referee is still hesistant, worried about him. After some more begging from Booker, the referee having his heart strings tugged on, eventually gives into Booker and makes the decision to LET THE MATCH CONTINUE! A decision which prompts Jerry Lawler to claim "This referee is an idiot for listening to Booker. Somebody take his license to ref away." Even Tony Schiavone has his doubts but calls Booker a "Warrior who refuses to go down easily". Booker is mentally tough, he's determined to survive Shamrock, but physically he's not there.

    Shamrock climbs out of the ring and takes the timekeeper's Chair away, sliding into the ring with it. SHAMROCK WEDGES BOOKER'S BAD ANKLE INSIDE THE FOLDED CHAIR AND HEADS UP TO THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE TO 'PILLMANIZE' BOOKER!

    THE REFEREE GRABS THE CHAIR AND REMOVES IT FROM BOOKER'S ANKLE BEFORE SHAMROCK CAN JUMP OFF THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE! Shamrock climbs down from the second turnbuckle and gets into a screaming match with the referee for intervening. Both men are threatening each other. Shamrock pointing his finger in the ref's face, threatening to beat him up. The referee threatens to DQ Shamrock if he lays a finger on him or uses the Chair on Booker. Shamrock wants to the win the US Title, so he decides to let the referee take the Chair away. As the referee hands the Chair back to the timekeeper, SHAMROCK PICKS BOOKER UP...BUT BOOKER LOW BLOWS SHAMROCK BEHIND THE REF'S BACK AND HITS THE BOOKEND ON SHAMROCK! Booker grabs his ankle but tries to fight through the pain and slowly crawls on top of Shamrock for a cover.

    1..2..

    Shamrock kicks out! Booker pushes himself up off the mat and slowly gets back up, waiting for Shamrock to reach his feet. Shamrock picks himself up, bent over, and Booker hobbles to the ropes, looking for The Axe Kick. SHAMROCK QUICKLY WAISTLOCKS BOOKER THOUGH AND DRIVES HIM TO THE MAT WITH A BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!

    SHAMROCK ROARS AT THE TOP OF HIS VOICE BEFORE HE GRABS BOOKER'S BAD ANKLE AND TURNS HIM OVER ONTO HIS STOMACH, LOCKING ON THE ANKLE LOCK!

    Booker cries out in a world of pain with lots of blood dripping off his face and the referee gets in his face, asking him if he wants to submit. Booker's pride won't let him quit and he screams "NO!" back in the referee's face. The referee continues asking Booker if he wants to give up but Booker doesn't respond back. Booker tries reaching out for the ropes but they're too far away from him. STEVIE RAY COMES DOWN TO RINGSIDE ON CRUTCHES WITH A WHITE TOWEL HANGING OVER HIS SHOULDER! Stevie is panicking at ringside for his brother, shouting at Booker to tap out for his own safety. Booker refuses to tap out and he's on the verge of passing out from the pain. Stevie knows his brother doesn't want him to do this but despite his wishes, he does the only thing he can to save his brother - STEVIE TAKES THE TOWEL OFF HIS SHOULDER AND THROWS IT INTO THE RING!

    The referee looks down at the Towel, Stevie Ray screams at him to stop the match and the referee stands up, calling for the timekeeper to ring the bell, STOPPING THE MATCH!

    Shamrock lets go of the Ankle Lock after hearing the bell and there's some confusion in the arena as the referee is talking to Dave Penzer. Once they finish talking, Dave Penzer makes the announcement that the referee has stopped the match due to Stevie Ray throwing in the towel for Booker and announces that Ken Shamrock is the NEW United States Champion to the shock of everyone.

    Winner and NEW United States Champion via Corner Stoppage: Ken Shamrock (04.21)

    Post-Match: An emotional Stevie Ray holds his head in his hands, knowing he cost his brother the US Title but he had to otherwise Shamrock would've ended his career. The referee hands the United States Championship to Ken Shamrock, who refuses to let the referee raise his arm, and Shamrock raises the US Title up in the air. Shamrock stares down at Booker on the mat who's writhing in pain and then at Stevie Ray before he leaves the ring with his US Title. Stevie slides into the ring to check on Booker. Like Nancy Kerrigan after the Tonya Harding attack, Booker is crying out "Why? Why? at his brother Stevie for throwing in the towel. Stevie tries to comfort his brother and yells at the referee to get some help, who signs for EMT's. EMT's come out during the replay of the match to treat Booker and Tony Schiavone & Jerry Lawler are sympathetic on commentary, wondering if Booker will ever be able to wrestle again after this and questioning what the future holds for him.

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    *Rick Steiner Theme*

    Rick Steiner & Road Warrior Animal Entrance: The Dog Faced Gremlin and Animal walk out together like a couple of badasses. Steiner wears a black leather jacket & rocks some cool shades and Animal wears his famous spiked shoulder pad that the LOD are so well known for. The DFG barks on his way down to the ring while Animal keeps a straightface. Tony Schiavone deems them a "dream team" with one half of The Steiners teaming with one half of The Road Warriors. The tough duo climb into the ring and Rick barks at Dave Penzer before he stands up on the second turnbuckle, barking at the fans. Animal gets up on the second turnbuckle, holding his arm up to the crowd, roaring at the fans. Both men step down from the turnbuckles and take off their entrance gear.

    *Dog*

    Diamond Dallas Page Entrance: The crowd pop for DDP as he comes out of his own. The People's Champion raises the Diamond hand sign in the air and does the 'BANG!', setting off pyro behind him. Once the pyro finishes, DDP waits in the aisle and his music cuts off, leading into the howl of a wolf.

    *Wolfpac Theme*

    Kevin Nash Entrance: The NWO Wolfpac theme plays out Big Sexy, who also comes out to a big pop from the fans. Nash and DDP 'Too Sweet' each other in the aisle before they walk down to the ring together. The Insiders make their way inside the ring (no pun intended) as Animal & Rick stand on the outside. Nash gets up on the second turnbuckle, raising his arms in the air, throwing up the Wolfpac hand symbol while DDP is in the other corner on the second turnbuckle, throwing up the Diamond hand symbol. The audience loves both men, who are ever so popular. Nash & Page climb down from the second turnbuckle and remove their leather vests as Animal & Rick get back in the ring. Nash and Page play 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' to decide who will start the match, which DDP wins. Animal steps out on the ring apron, letting Rick start for their team.

    Match Nine
    The Insiders (Kevin Nash and Diamond Dallas Page) vs. Rick Steiner and Road Warrior Animal

    DDP and Rick begin with a lock up. Rick estabilishes he's the stronger of the two, shoving DDP back before barking at the top of his voice, which the crowd repeat. DDP and Rick tie up once again. Rick knees DDP in the gut this time and applies a Headlock on him. DDP shoves him into the ropes and Rick bounces off, knocking Page down with a Shoulder Block. Rick barks once again, allowing Page to get up. They tie up for a third time. DDP is quick this time, putting a Headlock on Rick first. Page has some fun with Rick, twisting around and switching arms with the Headlock. DDP then twists around behind Rick, transitioning into a Hammerlock. Rick has enough of his games and using his free arm, delivers Back Elbows to the side of DDP's head. Rick Snapmares DDP over and kicks him in the back. Rick picks up DDP and clips him in the face with some punches. Rick goes for an irish whip but DDP reverses. Page leap frogs Steiner as he runs off the ropes and turns around, waiting for Rick to come off the other side of the ropes before catching him with a SPINNING SLEEPER SLAM! Page tries to end it early.

    1..2..

    Rick kicks out. Diamond picks up Rick and throws a combo of jabs at his face before he goes for a Haymaker but Rick ducks under and waistlocks Page from behind, going for a German Suplex. Rick receives Back Elbows to the head and DDP twists around, reversing the rear waistlock on Rick. DDP lifts up Rick for a Rear Waistlock Takedown and applies a Front Headlock on Rick. Steiner spins out of it, reversing the Front Headlock on DDP. Page pushes himself and Rick up to their feet with the Front Headlock still on. DDP gets out of it with an Inverted Atomic Drop on Rick and follows up with a combo of jabs to The DFG's face, completing the combo with a Haymaker, successfully connecting with it this time. Rick gets up and Page kicks him in the gut before running off to the ropes for a Swinging Neckbreaker on The DFG. Page goes for the pin once again.

    1..2..

    Animal breaks up the pin and gets out. Rick gets picked up and DDP attempts an irish whip. Rick reverses, sending DDP to the ropes...and hits a STEINERLINE! The DFG lifts up DDP and waistlocks him for an OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX! DDP rolls over on his stomach and Rick stands over his back, clobbering his head with Crossface Punches. Once he's done pounding his head in, Rick jumps on top of DDP's back with a Hip Attack. Steiner drags DDP over to his corner and tags in Road Warrior Animal.

    ANIMAL SCOOPS DDP UP ON HIS SHOULDER AND HITS A RUNNING POWERSLAM FOLLOWED BY AN ELBOW DROP BY RICK STEINER!

    Animal pins DDP.

    1..2..

    Kevin Nash runs in and breaks up the pin. The referee screams at Nash to get out and Big Sexy is all the more happy to step back out. Animal stomps DDP before picking him up for a Pendulum Backbreaker. Animal heads up to the top turnbuckle, waiting for Page to get up before he soars off and takes DDP down with a Diving Shoulder Block. Animal applies a Chinlock on DDP. Animal squeezes his head tight with his big arms, having DDP in the Chinlock for some time. The crowd make some noise for DDP and Page musters enough energy from them to get back up to the vertical base, eventually breaking out of the submission with a Belly To Back Suplex. DDP rolls to the corner using the ropes to pick himself up. Animal gets up and charges at DDP...but receives a Back Elbow to the face. DDP climbs up on the second turnbuckle and takes Animal down with a Diving Clothesline. Page hooks his leg.

    1..2..

    Animal gets the shoulder up. DDP lifts Animal off the mat but gets nailed in the gut. Animal stands up and applies a Full Nelson on Page from behind, dropping him with a FULL NELSON SLAM! Animal hits the ropes and delivers a Jumping Legdrop across Page's neck. Animal holds him down for a pin.

    1..2..

    DDP kicks out. Animal picks up DDP and whips him to the ropes. Animal bends down for a Back Body Drop but Page comes off the ropes, tucking Animal's head between his legs and DDP lifts him up for a DIAMOND CLASH! DDP tags in Kevin Nash and Big Sexy steps both massive legs over the top rope into the ring. Nash works over Animal in the corner, nailing him in the mid-section with Corner Knee Strikes before targeting his head with Corner Back Elbows. Nash pulls Animal out of the corner and scoops him up on his shoulder, dropping him face-first on the top turnbuckle with SNAKE EYES! Nash follows up with a Big Boot to Animal, knocking him down. Nash covers Animal.

    1..2..

    Rick Steiner jumps in the ring and delivers an Elbow Drop to the back of Nash, breaking up the pin. The referee orders Steiner back out on the ring apron. Animal gets back to his feet and picks up Nash. The Road Warrior uses his freakish strength to SCOOP SLAM NASH! Animal immediately goes for the pin.

    1..2..

    Nash gets his foot up on the bottom rope. Animal picks up both of Nash's legs, holding them up, and delivers a Headbutt to the groin as Rick Steiner calls the referee over and distracts him. Nash is picked up and sent to the corner with an irish whip. Animal charges at Nash for a Corner Clothesline. Animal pulls Nash out of the corner, setting him up for a Suplex. Animal tries lifting Nash but Kev blocks each attempt, placing his foot behind Animal's ankle. Nash reverses and Suplexes Animal. Nash gets up and runs to the ropes...but gets a knee driven into his back from Rick Steiner on the ring apron. Nash drops to a knee, holding his back, and Animal makes a tag to Rick.

    ANIMAL HITS AN INVERTED ATOMIC DROP ON NASH AND RICK FOLLOWS UP WITH A STEINERLINE TO NASH!

    Animal gets out and Rick goes for the pin.

    1..2..

    Nash kicks out. Rick drags Nash up and waistlocks him, looking for another Belly To Belly Suplex. Nash blasts him in the face with Forearm Smashes though. Nash picks Steiner up in his arms and plants him with a Sidewalk Slam for a pin.

    1..2..

    Rick's shoulders are up. Nash stands The DFG up and scoops him up on his shoulder for Snake Eyes but Rick drops down behind Nash and shoves him into the turnbuckles. Rick gets up on the second turnbuckle for Corner Punches on Nash. After the fifth or sixth punch, NASH FLAPJACKS RICK ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! Nash turns Rick around in the corner and raises his big leg up, pressing his foot against Steiner's neck for a Foot Choke. Nash is given until the count of 5 by the referee to break and releases the choke on 4. Nash irish whips Rick over to the opposite corner. Nash charges at Rick but gets kicked in the face for his efforts. Rick climbs up on the second turnbuckle and delivers a Double Axe Handle to Nash, dropping him to one knee. Rick climbs up on the second turnbuckle again and jumps up off for a second Double Axe Handle...but gets caught by the neck with both hands. Nash hoists Rick up and drives him down on the mat with a TWO HANDED CHOKESLAM! Nash makes a tag to DDP.

    NASH HITS A PENDULUM BACKBREAKER ON RICK, HOLDING HIM DOWN ON HIS KNEE WHILE DDP HITS A DIVING ELBOW DROP FROM THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE TO RICK'S HEAD, KNOCKING HIM OFF NASH'S KNEE!

    DDP tries to win it for The Insiders.

    1..2..

    Road Warrior Animal rushes in and stomps DDP in the head, breaking up the pin. Nash charges into the ring and gets into a slugfest with Animal. Animal charges at Nash but gets sent over with Back Body Drop to the outside. Nash doesn't see Rick coming and gets knocked over the top rope to the outside with a Clothesline. The Dog Faced Gremlin turns around and receives a Big Boot to the face from DDP, knocking him out of the ring through the ropes. Page waits for Animal and Rick to get up on their feet at ringside before he slings him over the top rope for a Pescado...but Rick and Animal catch DDP in their arms together. The DFG & Animal put DDP down and throw him into the guardrail. They turn their attention to Nash and nail him in the back with forearms before they toss him into the Steel Steps. Rick & Animal are in control now, picking DDP up and throwing him back into the ring. Rick slides in and covers Page.

    1..2..

    DDP gets the shoulder up. Rick picks him up and puts him on his shoulders in a fireman's carry, looking for The Steiner Driver aka a Death Valley Driver. DDP slips off Rick's shoulders, dropping behind him, and Page turns Steiner around, going for The Diamond Cutter, but Rick quickly applies a rear waistlock on Page and plants him with a Release German Suplex. Rick takes the time to bark once again before he picks up DDP. DDP slugs him in the face with a punch and irish whips Rick. DDP attempts a Hip Toss but Steiner counters with an Abdominal Stretch. Nash pulls himself up on the ring apron as Rick continues stretching DDP. The referee asks Page if he wants to submit but DDP refuses. As the referee keeps talking to DDP, Rick Steiner reaches back with his free hand and grabs Animal's hand for extra leverage, applying more pressure on Diamond. Nash screams at the referee, bringing Rick & Animal's cheating to his attention. Rick lets go of Animal's hand before the referee checks behind Rick, seeing nothing. The ref goes back to asking DDP if he wants to submit and Rick reaches back, holding hands with Animal once again, putting extra pressure on Page. Nash yells at the referee again, notifying him of their cheating and the referee goes to check once again behind Rick but Rick has let go of Animal's hand. The referee talks to DDP once again and Rick links hands with Animal for a third time but this time the referee catches them in the act and kicks Rick & Animal's hands, breaking their link, and DDP Hip Tosses Rick over, breaking out of the Abdominal Stretch.

    DDP SLOWLY CRAWLS OVER TO NASH AND ANIMAL STEPS IN THE RING TO DISTRACT THE REFEREE...DDP MAKES THE TAG TO NASH AND BIG SEXY GETS IN...BUT THE REFEREE RUNS OVER AND HOLDS NASH BACK, HAVING MISSED THE TAG!

    The crowd boo the referee loudly and Nash argues with the ref, trying to convince him he made the tag. The referee doesn't believe him though and orders Nash to get back out on the ring apron. While the ref is distracted with Nash, Rick Steiner and Animal take advantage behind the ref's back, double teaming DDP with stomps and punches. Nash climbs back out on the ring apron rightfully pissed and Animal claps his own hand before the referee turns around, making the referee think Rick made a legal tag to him. Of course, the ignorant referee lets it go and allows Animal to stay in the ring, genuinely believing Animal made a legal tag.

    Animal stomps DDP some more before he picks him up and irish whips him to the ropes...ANIMAL SCOOP POWERSLAMS DDP!

    Animal looks to have it won.

    1..2..

    Kevin Nash charges in and breaks up the pin. The referee yells at Nash to get back out and Big Sexy gives the ref a crotch chop before he gets out, earning a pop from the crowd. Animal picks up DDP and irish whips him into the ropes. Animal looks for a Hip Toss, lifting DDP up...but DDP reverses in mid-air with the DIAMOND DREAM DDT! Animal rolls over to his corner and Rick tags himself in. Steiner runs into the ring and goes for a Steinerline on Page but DDP ducks under and catches him for a URANAGE! DDP heads to the corner and ascends the top turnbuckle. DDP goes for a Diving Body Splash but Rick gets his knees up and Page crashes down on them. Rick gets up and now it's his turn going up the turnbuckles. Rick reaches the top turnbuckle, looking for the Diving Bulldog, but DDP recovers to his feet and shakes the top rope, tripping Rick on the top turnbuckle into a seated position. DDP climbs up on the second turnbuckle.

    DDP SUPERPLEXES RICK OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!

    Both men lay on the mat and take their time getting up. They rise up on their feet at the same time and start duking it out.

    DDP ducks a punch from Rick and throws a kick at him...but Rick catches his foot in his hands, DDP's standing on one leg...Rick whips DDP's leg, making him spin around and...DDP & RICK HIT A DISCUS CLOTHESLINE AND STEINERLINE ON EACH OTHER AT THE SAME TIME, KNOCKING EACH OTHER DOWN!

    Both men are down and out on the mat again. They begin stirring and slowly crawl towards their partners. Rick tags Animal. Animal rushes in, grabbing DDP's leg, trying to pull him back. DDP pushes himself up off the mat onto one leg...AND DELIVERS AN ENZIGURI TO ANIMAL...THEN JUMPS FORWARD TAGGING IN KEVIN NASH!

    Kevin Nash charges in and cleans house, delivering Forearm Smashes to both Animal and Rick. Nash goes for a Jacknife Powerbomb on Animal but the Road Warrior counters with a Back Body Drop. Animal and Rick stomp Nash together. Until DDP attacks both Animal and Rick with punches, punching them back and forth. DDP GOES FOR A DIAMOND CUTTER ON ANIMAL...BUT ANIMAL SHOVES HIM INTO RICK FOR A STEINERLINE!

    Animal and Rick look at each other, raising their thumbs up, signalling for the Doomsday Device. Animal picks DDP up while Rick heads up to the top turnbuckle. Animal lifts DDP up on his shoulders and tries turning around in Rick's direction to get in position for the Doomsday Device. DDP throws multiple punches at Animal's head though and manages to drop down from Animal's shoulders, turning him around for a Lariat. Kevin Nash rushes over to Rick Steiner on the top turnbuckle and grabs hold of his chest & leg, tossing him off the top turnbuckle with a Deadly Drive. Rick gets up and DDP charges towards him for a Cactus Clothesline, taking Rick and himself over the top rope to the outside. Nash and Animal are left alone in the ring. Nash knees Animal in the gut soon as he gets up and tucks his head between his legs.

    NASH JACKNIFE POWERBOMBS ANIMAL!!!

    Nash drops down and hooks Animal's leg for the pin.

    1..2..3!

    Winners: The Insiders (07.33)

    Post-Match: DDP joins Nash in the ring and hugs him. The referee raises up both Nash and DDP's arms. Nash gestures to the fans with the Wolfpac sign and DDP gestures at the same time with the Diamond sign. The Insiders climb out of the ring and head up the aisle together. DDP slaps hands with the fans on his way to the back.

    Ringside: As The Insiders leave, we see Raven sitting in the front row, having just arrived. He's the only person in the crowd, not standing on his feet for Kevin Nash and DDP.

    Up next is the return of Goldberg and we cut away to a video package that's similar to the opening video, highlighting Jarrett's call outs over the past few weeks and his attacks on Dewayne Bruce plus his match with him on Thunder in which Sarge pulled off a shocking upset due to Goldberg's music distracting Jeff Jarrett. The second part of the package shows clips of Goldberg Spearing & Jackhammering opponents and Jarrett smashing his Guitar & hitting The Stroke on opponents while he talks about being "The Chosen One" and Goldberg not being "Da Man". The video package comes to an end, reading out these final questions...

    WHO'S THE CHOSEN ONE?
    WHO'S DA MAN?
    WHO'S NEXT?

    *The Chosen One*

    Jeff Jarrett Entrance: The arena is packed full of boos as The Chosen One makes his way out with the Guitar. Jarrett wears his "Listen Up Slapnuts" cutoff shirt and those gold tinted glasses. Jarrett walks up and down, berating the crowd on the left & right sides of the arena before he stands at the top of the aisle, raising his arms in the air, holding the Guitar in one hand and making a "V" symbol with his other hand. Jarrett walks down to the ring with the Guitar still held in the air. Jeff continues scolding the front row fans behind the guardrail. Jarrett climbs into the ring and stands on the middle rope, raising the Guitar in the air once more, setting off pyro behind him. Jarrett climbs off the middle rope and walks over to Dave Penzer, taking his mic from him. Jarrett's music cuts off and the volume of the boos rise even more for him.

    Jarrett starts speaking over the unanimous boos - "So where is Goldberg, huh? Where is he? It's time for our match and he still hasn't arrived to the arena. Has he changed his mind? Has he shown his true colors afterall? I knew it. I knew it all along. I said it all along. He's nothing but a yellow belly, a coward just like all you fans here in The Cow Palace. How fitting." The crowd boo Jarrett before they start up a loud "GOLDBERG!" chant. "Goldberg had been ducking my challenge for weeks. I finally provoked him into accepting just last week when I went after Sarge, but now he's pulling a no show on all you idiots who love him." The chants of "GOLDBERG!" continue ringing throughout the arena. "Chant Goldberg's name all you want, he ain't coming." Jerry Lawler starts doubting Goldberg will show while Tony Schiavone keeps hoping his music will hit any second now and he'll come out. Jarrett talks to the referee and Dave Penzer while the fans still chant for Goldberg, "Referee, what I want you to do right now is raise my hand and Dave, I want you to announce me as the winner of this match by Forfeit."

    Jeff hands the mic back to Dave Penzer and takes off his shirt & glasses as the referee & Penzer look at Jarrett confused. Once again, Jarrett yells at the referee to raise his hand and tells Dave to announce him as the winner. THE REFEREE IS ABOUT TO RAISE JARRETT'S HAND UP...WHEN A LIMOUSINE IS SHOWN PULLING UP TO THE ARENA ON THE TITANTRON! Jarrett watches the titantron and asks the referee & Dave Penzer what's going on but they're as clueless as Jarrett is. Doug Dellinger is seen walking up to the Limo and knocks on the side window of the door. A loud thud is heard coming from inside the Limo, presumingly from someone banging their head against the window. Doug Dellinger opens the door...AND GOLDBERG CLIMBS OUT OF THE LIMO, MAKING THE CROWD ERUPT BACK IN THE ARENA! Jarrett looks like he's seen a poltergeist, watching Goldberg arrive to the arena last second and come out of the Limo. The marching drums of "Invasion" finally hit, sending shivers down spines.

    *Invasion*

    Goldberg Entrance: Goldberg is accompanied by Doug Dellinger and a host of cops as they take a long walk from the parking lot into the building. Tony Schiavone and Jerry Lawler's voices go high in excitement with Lawler admitting he was wrong about Goldberg no showing and Tony Schiavone is marking out like he's another common fan. Goldberg is snorting, spitting and grunting as he enters the building with Dellinger & the cops and they continue walking backstage passing onlookers and backstage workers. The chants of "GOOOOLLLDBERG! GOOOOLLLDBERG! GOOOOLLLDBERG!" can be heard around the world. Goldberg finally makes his way over to the gorilla position and steps out from behind the curtains into the arena causing the pops to grow even louder in response. The fans are going absolutely apeshit, seeing their hero for the first time since January. Jarrett is still stunned silent in the ring, unable to move. Goldberg stands still at the top of the aisle while gold and yellow sparks cover him completely from head to toe. The sparks are flying everywhere and fog & mist cloud up around Goldberg. Once the sparks die down and all the fog & mist clears, Goldberg blows smoke out of his mouth & nose like a raging Bull and roars at the top of his voice. Goldberg throws punches & kicks at the air, setting off explosions behind him before he starts heading down to the ring. The deafening "GOLDBERG!" chants take over from the explosions drowning out Tony Schiavone & Jerry Lawler as they attempt to talk over Goldberg's entrance. Goldberg slaps himself in the face, pumping himself up even more if possible. Goldberg walks up the Steel Steps onto the ring apron and as soon as he steps through the ropes...Jeff Jarrett attacks him right away, wanting to putting an end to all the attention and hoorah for Goldberg!

    Match Ten
    Goldberg Returns!
    Goldberg vs. Jeff Jarrett

    Jarrett pounds Goldberg in the corner with punches and kicks. Jarrett tells the amped up crowd who are still chanting Goldberg's name to shut up before he continues pounding away at Goldberg some more. Jarrett places Goldberg on the middle rope, resting his upper front body on it. Jarrett runs across the ring, bouncing off the ropes, and jumps on Goldberg's upper back with a Leapfrog Body Guillotine. Jarrett turns around and struts back across the ring cocky and arrogant. As he's strutting though, Goldberg stands up off the middle rope up to his feet unaffected by Jarrett's attack and he waits for Jarrett to turn around...BEFORE EXPLODING ACROSS THE RING AND TAKING JARRETT DOWN WITH A HARD LARIAT!

    The crowd act like maniacs as Jarrett goes down. Jarrett gets back up and Goldberg tosses him over with a JUDO THROW! Jarrett gets up once again and throws a punch at Goldberg but "Da Man" ducks and catches him for an STO! Goldberg waits for Jarrett to get on his feet before taking "The Chosen One" down with a ROLLING KNEEBAR!

    Jarrett screams in agony, feeling like his leg may be about to snap. The referee asks Jarrett if he wants to submit and Jarrett grabs the ref's shirt, begging him to make Goldberg break the submission. The referee rips Jarrett's hand away from his shirt. Jarrett's still in trouble but eventually slithers his way to the bottom rope, grabbing it for a rope break. Once Goldberg releases it, Jarrett rolls out underneath the bottom rope for a break, taking his time on the outside to recover from the Kneebar. Some front row fans heckle Jarrett and shout at him to get back in the ring. Jarrett threatens to hit them but then walks away to another side of the ring, trying to walk off the pain. Jarrett yells at the referee to keep Goldberg back, who's staring and grinning at Jarrett from inside the ring. Double J slowly walks up the Steps onto the ring apron and climbs through the ropes back into the ring. Goldberg lunges for him, shoving him back into the corner, and Goldberg pummels Jarrett against the turnbuckles with punches to the face and knees to his mid-section. The referee tries to break Goldberg off Jarrett but he won't stop and the ref is forced to get inbetween both men to try and seperate Goldberg from Jarrett. As the ref tries pulling Goldberg back, Jarrett rakes Goldberg's eyes when the ref is not looking, finally making Goldberg back away, holding his eyes.

    Jarrett Scoop Slams Goldberg on the mat and heads up to the second turnbuckle, driving his fist into Goldberg's face with a Diving Fist Drop. Jarrett moves over to Goldberg's legs and APPLIES A FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK ON GOLDBERG!

    As hard as Jarrett tries to submit him...GOLDBERG SITS UP IN THE FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK AND GRINS AT JARRETT, SURPRISING THE CHOSEN ONE...AND GOLDBERG REVERSES THE FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK, TURNING JARRETT OVER ONTO HIS STOMACH WITH EASE!

    Jarrett is the one suffering in his own submission. Goldberg is making him regret calling him out. Jarrett raises his hand in the air, considering tapping out but holds on a little longer. Jarrett slowly slides towards to the bottom rope, grabbing it for another rope break.

    Jarrett grabs his leg in pain while Goldberg gets up pain-free and back stronger than ever. The referee checks on Jarrett but Goldberg lifts Double J up off the mat and tucks his arm underneath his own crotch, setting up for a Pumphandle. GOLDBERG TOSSES JARRETT UP AND OVER WITH A PUMPHANDLE SUPLEX!

    Goldberg crouches down in the corner, setting up for the Spear. He waits for Jarrett to reach his feet.

    Once Jarrett does...GOLDBERG GOES FOR THE SPEAR...BUT JARRETT LEAP FROGS GOLDBERG...AND GOLDBERG HITS THE RING POST INBETWEEN THE TURNBUCKLES HEAD-FIRST!

    Jarrett starts feeling more confident and proud with himself now after Goldberg's miscue, pointing to his head like he's a genius. Jarrett drags Goldberg out from inbetween the turnbuckles and turns him around.

    JARRETT HITS THE STROKE ON GOLDBERG!

    Jarrett has a big smile on his face and tells the referee to get down & count as he hooks Goldberg's leg for the pin.

    1..2..

    GOLDBERG KICKS OUT OF THE STROKE!

    The crowd jump on their feet as the shocks keep coming. Jarrett stares up at the referee, his confidence shattered once again and the smile wiped off his face. Jarrett points three fingers up at the referee, telling him it was three, but the ref shakes his head & points two fingers back at him, yelling it was two. Jarrett wonders what he has to do to put Goldberg away.

    Jarrett picks Goldberg up and sets him up in position for another Stroke.

    GOLDBERG SHOVES JARRETT FORWARD AND THE CHOSEN ONE BUMPS INTO THE REFEREE, KNOCKING HIM DOWN!

    Jarrett turns around...and gets popped in the face with a SUPERKICK!

    Goldberg drops down and goes for a cover...but there's no one to count! Goldberg stands up and checks on the referee. While Goldberg tries to wake the referee up, Jeff Jarrett rolls out of the ring...and grabs his Guitar from ringside, sliding into the ring with it. Jarrett waits on Goldberg to turn around, holding the Guitar up, ready to crack it over his bald head.

    GOLDBERG TURNS AROUND...

    AND JARRETT SMASHES THE GUITAR OVER HIS HEAD...

    BUT GOLDBERG STILL STANDS ON HIS FEET, UNAFFECTED BY THE GUITAR SHOT, AND ROARS AT JARRETT LIKE A BEAST!


    Jarrett's eyes shoot wide open, realizing what he's gotten himself into, and "The Chosen One" gulps in fear.

    Goldberg instantly grabs Jarrett by the neck and lifts him high up in the air, pressing him over his head. Goldberg keeps him above his head, delaying for a little while before dropping him on his shoulder...DRIVING JARRETT TO THE MAT WITH A MILITARY PRESS SPINEBUSTER!

    Goldberg makes his way over to the corner and crouches down as the fans anticipate the Spear.

    Jarrett groggily stands up to his feet.

    GOLDBERG CHARGES OUT OF THE CORNER...

    SPEAR!!!


    Down goes Jarrett. Goldberg cuts him in half and stands up to his feet immediately, roaring at the fans, who are going nuts. Goldberg points up, signalling it's time for the Jackhammer. Goldberg drags Jarrett up off the mat and sets him up.

    GOLDBERG LIFTS JARRETT UP IN THE AIR, HOLDING HIM UP...

    JACKHAMMER!!!


    Goldberg hooks Jarrett's leg and the referee slides over to make the count.

    1..2..3!

    HE'S BACK!

    Winner: Goldberg (03.16)

    Post-Match: The marching drums blast out and Goldberg stands up with a wild intense expression on his face. Goldberg stares at his rowdy sea of fans as the referee raises his arm in the air. Everyone is out of their seats for Goldberg, celebrating. Goldberg turns to the camerman on the ring apron, looking into his camera with those crazy eyes, almost like he's in a trance, and Goldberg screams "WHO'S NEXT?" into the camera. Goldberg climbs out of the ring and heads up the aisle. Once he reaches the top of the aisle, he turns around and raises both arms up at the crowd for one last moment with them, roaring at his fans. Goldberg turns back around and leaves behind the curtains.

    Backstage: Mean Gene is standing by with an energetic Sting for a pre-main event interview. Mean Gene starts off, "Alright, coming up next is the main event for the World Heavyweight Championship. I'm standing here with the challenger, Sting. Your opponent is the World Champion, Scott Steiner. Who may I remind you, defeated you last year at this very event, Spring Stampede." Sting responds, "That's right, Gene. Scott Steiner did beat me at Spring Stampede last year. Oh, I haven't forgotten about that. But you know what's different this year, Gene? I'm even more hungrier and determined to beat Scott because the World Heavyweight Title is on the line. You see, Scott has been on a reign of terror since he won the World Championship and it's up to me to put a stop to him. He's defended the title against some impressive names and he's been putting guys out left & right. He cost me a few months of my career when he took me out last year and put me on the shelf. And for that, Steiner's gotta pay the price. It's gonna cost him the World Heavyweight Title when I take that away from him tonight. So, for all my little Stingers out there, the big ones too, and all those freaks that Big Poppa Pump loves to give a shoutout to...HOLLA IF YA HEAR ME! Sting hollers with a loud "WOOOOOOOOOO!!!" The Stinger continues, "This is Spring Stampede, baby! We're in the WILD WILD WEST! Scott, you mess with the bull, you get the horns. Get ready for a showdown...cause IT'S SHOWTIME, FOLKS!!! Sting walks off, ending the interview.

    We get a video package for the World Heavyweight Title match, that's again not much different to the opening video.

    *Seek & Destroy*

    Sting Entrance: The arena goes dark and thunder noises go off in the background, setting the tone for The Man of Mystery's entrance. The entire crowd scream in the darkness and Metallica's epic song starts blasting on the PA system, playing out The Stinger, who receives a humongous pop from the fans. Bright lights flash everywhere in the dark arena as Sting walks to the ring in silence, wearing his long black trench coat. The Cow Palace are on their feet for Sting as he walks up the Steel Steps and steps through the ropes. Sting heads to the corner and climbs up on the second turnbuckle, hollering at the fans, who holler back at him. Sting heads to the opposite corner and does the same for the fans on that side of that arena before he gets off the second turnbuckle and paces up & down the ring.

    *Scott Steiner Theme*

    Scott Steiner Entrance: The sirens starts blaring in the arena, the bright lights begin flashing, and the World Heavyweight Champion comes out, wearing his Chainmail Headress, Shades, and the World Title around his waist. Midajah follows the champ down to the ring, carrying his Lead Pipe for him. Steiner notices a "Big Poppa Dump" sign in the front row and snatches the sign away from the fan holding it up, ripping it in half. Steiner insults some more front row fans, who look like they wanna jump over the guardrail and attack him. Big Poppa Pump enters the ring and makes his way over to the corner where he climbs up on the second turnbuckle and flexes his arms to the crowd, kissing his rock hard bicep. Steiner unstraps the World Heavyweight Title from around his waist and steps down from the second turnbuckle, approaching Sting in the opposite corner, shoving the belt up in his face. The referee has to hold champion & challenger back from each other as both men talk trash to each other and wanna go at it right away before the bell even rings. The arena lights return to normal as Steiner's music cuts off. The referee seperates Steiner & Sting and the champ goes back to his corner to remove his Headdress & Shades. The referee takes the World Heavyweight Title and holds it up to the crowd in the center of the ring with both champion & challenger looking up, having their eyes on the prize. The referee hands the belt off to the timekeeper before calling for the bell to ring.

    Match Eleven
    (Main Event)

    World Heavyweight Championship
    Scott Steiner (c) vs. Sting

    Big Poppa Pump turns around to insult some hecklers in the front row before he circles the ring and locks up with Sting. Steiner applies a quick Headlock on Sting. Sting twists his way out of it, putting an Overhand Wristlock on Steiner. Sting tries to shove Steiner down on the mat with the Overhand Wristlock but Scott overpowers him in the hold and shoves Sting down on the mat. Big Poppa Pump flexes his pythons at Sting, getting cocky with him, and allows The Stinger to get back up. Sting goes for another lockup but receives a kick to the gut from Steiner. Steiner blasts him in the back with big forearms before irish whipping Sting. Steiner attempts a Back Elbow but Sting ducks under and continues running to the ropes. Sting hits a Shoulder Block to Steiner but the champ stays on his feet. Sting shoots off to the ropes again for another Shoulder Block and still Big Poppa Pump doesn't go off his feet. Sting hits the ropes a third time, Steiner goes for a Clothesline, but Sting ducks and bounces off the ropes with a DIVING SHOULDER BLOCK...FINALLY KNOCKING BIG POPPA PUMP OFF HIS FEET!

    Sting allows Scott to get up and Steiner calls for a TEST OF STRENGTH, holding an open hand in the air. Sting looks up at Steiner's hand and raises his hand in the air, clasping hands with Scott. Both men pick their other hand up in the air and clasp hands, beginning their Test Of Strength. Both men hold their own at first, equally strong, before Steiner gains the upper hand with his power and drops Sting to his knees, bending his wrists back. Sting remains on his knees for awhile before he screams, mustering new found strength from deep down somewhere, and starts overpowering Steiner. Sting slowly stands to his feet, bending Scott's wrists back...but gets a knee driven into the gut from Steiner, breaking up the Test Of Strength just as Sting was making a comeback. Scott double underhooks Sting's arms and plants him back with a BUTTERFLY SUPLEX before making the first pin of the match.

    1..2..

    Sting gets his shoulder up. Steiner picks up Sting and irish whips him to the corner. Steiner hits a Corner Clothesline to Sting then starts striking him in the head with punches. The referee demands Scott back away from Sting but Steiner yells at him to shut up, taking his eyes off Sting for a second. The second costs him as Sting starts laying into Steiner with rights, punching him back into the center of the ring. Sting runs to the ropes but Steiner catches him coming off with a waistlock and tosses Sting up & over with an OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!

    But instead of going for the pin, Steiner climbs out of the ring and gets into it with another front row fan, telling the heckler, "Go f*** yourself!". Steiner slides back into the ring after cussing the fan out and applies another waistlock on Sting, looking for another Overhead Belly To Belly Suplex...BUT STING BITES STEINER'S FOREHEAD, GETTING OUT OF THE BELLY TO BELLY! Sting follows up with punches and a kick to Steiner, making him bend over. Sting runs to the ropes and grabs the back of Steiner's head, driving him to the mat with a RUNNING FACEBUSTER! Sting heads up top for a DIVING BODY SPLASH and tries to put Steiner away for the three.

    1..2..

    Steiner kicks out. Sting stands up and runs to the ropes, burying his elbow in Steiner's chest with a Jumping Elbow Drop. Sting waits for Steiner to get on his feet before he charges forward and Clotheslines him over the top rope out of the ring. Once Scott gets up, STING LAUNCHES HIMSELF OVER THE TOP ROPE FOR A PESCADO...BUT MIDAJAH PULLS STEINER OUT OF THE WAY...AND STING CRASHES DOWN ON THE FLOOR! Steiner stomps all over Sting before he picks him up and scoops him in the air, dropping Sting face-first on the ring apron. Steiner spots a female fan in the front row admiring his body and walks over to her, flirting with her. Steiner keeps calling her "Baby" and allows the female to rub her hands all over his body to get a feel of a 'real man' while he disses some slob next to her, who's probably her boyfriend. Steiner tells some other fat boy to sit down and shut up, calling him a "Fat Piece Of Shit" before he walks back over to Sting and picks him up. Steiner scoops Sting up on his shoulder and tries to ram him face-first into the ring post but Sting drops down behind Steiner and shoves him into the ring post.

    Steiner leans against the ring post and...STING CHARGES FORWARD, HITTING A STINGER SPLASH TO STEINER AGAINST THE RING POST!

    Sting rolls Steiner underneath the bottom rope and slides back into the ring himself. MIDAJAH GRABS STING'S ANKLE TO DISTRACT HIM! Steiner gets up and clubs Sting from behind then turns him around and plants him with a T-BONE SUPLEX! Steiner stands next to Sting, flexing his bicep. Big Poppa Pump kisses his bicep before he hits a Elbow Drop on Sting and covers him.

    1..2..

    Steiner breaks up his own pin to do push ups on the mat.

    The referee argues with Steiner and Steiner cusses him out, telling him he'll do whatever the hell he wants.

    Steiner picks up Sting and irish whips him to the corner. Steiner launches at Sting but receives a boot to the face, making Steiner stumble around. Steiner has his back turned to Sting and The Stinger climbs up on the second turnbuckle behind Steiner, draping his legs over Steiner's shoulders, setting up for a Victory Roll. Steiner walks out of the corner with Sting sitting on his shoulders, about to go for the Victory Roll...but Steiner drives Sting to the mat with an Electric Chair Drop. Steiner climbs up on the second turnbuckle to irritate the crowd some more with his flexing. He loves showing his body off any opportunity he gets. The crowd chant "ASSHOLE!" at Steiner for his arrogance and attitude. Steiner letting the audience get to him again, gives an "Up Yours" gesture to the fans. Sting sneaks up behind Steiner while he stands on the second turnbuckle, jaw jacking with the fans, and Sting plants him off the second turnbuckle to the mat with a Back Suplex. Sting climbs up to the top turnbuckle but Scott Steiner gets back up and ascends the second turnbuckle, slugging Sting in the face.

    STEINER PLANTS STING OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE WITH AN AVALANCHE SAMOAN DROP!

    Steiner covers Sting.

    1..2..

    Sting kicks out. Steiner grabs the referee in anger and threatens to kick his ass if he doesn't count faster next time. Steiner picks Sting off the mat and scoops him up on his shoulder, hanging him upside down in the corner in a Tree Of Woe. Steiner climbs out of the ring and stands behind the ring post, choking Sting, pulling his neck back underneath the bottom turnbuckle. The referee starts counting out Steiner and Steiner breaks on the count of 4. Big Poppa Pump slides back into the ring and distracts the referee while Midajah takes over on the outside and chokes Sting using the Lead Pipe while he still remains in the Tree Of Woe position. Midajah stops before the referee turns around. Steiner delivers some Knee Strikes to Sting's mid-section while he's hung upside down. Steiner unhooks his feet from the top turnbuckle and pulls him down, releasing him from the Tree Of Woe. Sting gets picked up and Steiner lifts him up in the air, pressing him over his head. STEINER MILITARY PRESS SLAMS STING!

    Steiner goes back to trash talking the fans and yells out "Sting ain't shit!" at some Sting fan in the front row. Steiner walks over to Sting, standing beside him, and Steiner drops an Elbow on him for another pin.

    1..2..

    Once again, Steiner breaks up his own pin and starts doing push ups on the mat, frustrating the referee. However, Sting rolls over onto his stomach and starts doing push ups of his own in front of Scott Steiner, staring him in the face and roaring at him while he does them, weirding Big Poppa Pump out. Steiner stops his push ups and stands up as does Sting. Both men exchange punches on their feet, which Sting starts to get the better of. Sting irish whips Steiner into the ropes and lifts Big Poppa Pump up, pressing him over his head. STING MILITARY PRESS SLAMS STEINER, GIVING HIM A TASTE OF HIS OWN MEDICINE FROM A MOMENT AGO!

    Steiner rolls onto his knees in front of Sting and calls for a time out, making a "T" symbol with his hands. Sting flexes his arms at Steiner and roars at him, gaining control of the match. Sting punches Steiner on his feet and irish whips him across the ring. Sting runs off his side of the ropes and meets Steiner in the middle of the ring, delivering a Jumping Clothesline to him. Sting goes for the cover.

    1..2..

    Steiner gets out at two. Sting drags Steiner up and sends him to the corner with an irish whip.

    STING CHARGES AT STEINER AND JUMPS IN THE AIR FOR A STINGER SPLASH...BUT STEINER CATCHES HIM WITH A WAISTLOCK AND DRIVES STING OUT OF THE CORNER WITH A SPINNING BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!

    Steiner picks Sting up, dragging him to the corner, and puts him on the top turnbuckle. Steiner ascends the second turnbuckle and waistlocks Sting again, attempting an Avalanche Overhead Belly To Belly Suplex. Sting Headbutts Steiner in the face repeatedly and bends Scott over. Sting jumps forward...AND PLANTS STEINER OFF THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE WITH A SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!

    Sting goes for a pin but Midajah gets up on the ring apron and distracts the referee, preventing him from making a count. Sting gets off Steiner and confronts Midajah, telling her to get down. Midajah continues arguing with the referee on the ring apron and Scott Steiner pulls himself up in the corner. Sting turns around and goes over to Steiner, who's bent over. Sting grabs the back of Steiner's head...BUT STEINER MULE KICKS STING IN THE GROIN! Steiner follows up with a REVERSE STO ON STING!

    Steiner turns Sting over onto his back and hooks his leg for a pin while Midajah climbs down from the ring apron, allowing the referee to count.

    1..2..

    Kickout! Steiner picks Sting up and scoops him on his shoulder. Steiner charges to the corner, bashing Sting's back off the turnbuckles before he turns around and plants him on the mat with a Running Powerslam, HITTING AN OKLAHOMA STAMPEDE HERE AT SPRING STAMPEDE! Steiner rolls out of the ring and grabs the World Heavyweight Title off the timekeeper's desk, bringing it into the ring. Steiner holds the World Title up and waits for Sting to get up, so he can hit him with the belt. When Sting gets up, Steiner tries to him with the belt, but the referee snatches the title out of Steiner's hands, taking it away from him. Big Poppa Pump grabs the ref by his collar, intimidating him once again, but Sting turns Steiner around and socks him in the face with punches. Sting whips Steiner off to the ropes and bends over for a Back Body Drop...but Big Poppa Pump stops in front of Sting and underhooks both of Sting's arms, slinging him up for a DOUBLE UNDERHOOK POWERBOMB!

    Steiner pins him.

    1..2..

    Shoulders up! Steiner is lifting Sting off the mat but gets punched in the gut. Sting attempts an irish whip but Steiner reverses and locks on a Sleeper Hold to The Stinger. Sting reaches out for the ropes but they're far away. Sting refuses to submit but he can feel himself slowly fading away. Sting's arms and body eventually go limp causing him to drop to his knees. The crowd chant for The Stinger to wake him up, trying to inject life back into him. Steiner screams at the crowd to shut up. Sting looks out of it and the referee raises Sting's arm up, letting go of it...the arm drops! The referee raises Sting's arm up again...and it drops a second time! The ref tries one more time, lifting Sting's arm up. If it drops this time, it's all over. The referee lets go of Sting's arm...and it drops...but stops half way! Sting has come back to life with the crowd's support. Sting shakes his arm and fights up to his feet as Scott Steiner is shaking his head in disbelief. Sting directs a series of elbows to Steiner's mid-section, breaking free. Sting follows up with punches to the face and chops to the head. Sting races to the ropes...but gets caught with a kick to the gut. Steiner tucks Sting's head between his legs and hoists him up on his shoulders. Steiner charges forward with Sting sitting on his shoulders and throws him...POWERBOMBING STING INTO THE TURNBUCKLES!

    STING STUMBLES OUT OF THE CORNER INTO A STEINERLINE!

    Steiner drags him up off the mat and places him on the top turnbuckle. Big Poppa Pump climbs up to the top turnbuckle with Sting.

    SCOTT GOES FOR THE FRANKENSTEINER...BUT STING HOLDS ONTO THE TOP ROPE WITH BOTH HANDS, STAYING ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE WHILE STEINER CRASHES FACE-FIRST ON THE MAT...STING WAITS FOR STEINER TO GET UP BEFORE HE HITS A DIVING CROSSBODY ON STEINER!

    Sting has him down for the count.

    1..2..

    Big Poppa Pump pops his shoulder up. Sting gets up followed by Scott. Sting batters Steiner with punches and then irish whips him to the corner. Sting backs up in the opposite corner from Steiner.

    STING LAUNCHES TOWARDS STEINER, GOING FOR A STINGER SPLASH...

    STEINER GRABS THE REFEREE, PULLING HIM IN FRONT OF HIM...

    AND THE REFEREE TAKES THE STINGER SPLASH INSTEAD, GETTING KNOCKED OUT!


    Sting bends over and checks on the referee. Sting gets clobbered in the back by Steiner and Big Poppa Pump throws Sting out of the ring through the ropes. Scott climbs out of the ring and picks Sting off the floor. STEINER TOSSES STING ACROSS THE COMMENTARY DESK!

    Tony Schiavone & Jerry Lawler scram and SCOTT STEINER PICKS UP SCHIAVONE'S RECLINING CHAIR, THROWING IT DOWN ON STING'S BACK!

    Steiner picks Sting up to his feet...and Sting starts fighting back with punches. Both men brawl around the commentary desk. Steiner goes stumbling over to the guardrail from Sting's punches...AND STING RACES OVER, CLOTHESLINING STEINER OVER THE GUARDRAIL INTO THE CROWD!

    Sting climbs over the guardrail, joining Steiner in the crowd. Sting smashes Steiner in the face with more punches and Steiner goes staggering further up in the crowd. Steiner throws his own punches back at Sting and the fans around both men are going beserk. The Stinger and Steiner take their brawl up to the bleachers diving even deeper into the sea of fans, making it harder to see the action with all the people in the way. Sting seems to be coming out on top though. Sting knocks Steiner down and takes a moment to holler in the center of the crowd with a loud "WOOOOOOOOOO!". All the fans surrounding Sting, holler back at him. Sting punches Steiner back down the bleachers to the lower tier again.

    STING DRAGS STEINER, HEADING BACK TO THE GUARDRAIL...HOWEVER, STEINER SHOVES STING INTO RAVEN, KNOCKING RAVEN OFF HIS CHAIR IN THE FRONT ROW!

    Raven is down on the floor with Sting laying on top of him. Scott Steiner picks up Sting and throws him back over the guardrail. Steiner climbs over the guardrail back at ringside with Sting. Steiner bashes Sting's face off the Steel Steps. STEINER MARCHES OVER TO MIDAJAH AND ASKS FOR THE LEAD PIPE, HANDING IT TO HIM! While Steiner walks back over to Sting...STING LIFTS UP THE LOWER HALF OF THE STEEL STEPS AND REACHES UNDERNEATH, PULLING OUT A BASEBALL BAT HE HID UNDERNEATH THE STEPS BEFORE THE MATCH!

    STEINER SWINGS HIS LEAD PIPE AT STING...BUT STING HITS THE LEAD PIPE WITH THE BASEBALL BAT, WHACKING THE PIPE OUT OF STEINER'S HANDS!

    STING POINTS THE BAT AT STEINER'S FACE, WHO BACKS UP IN FEAR!


    Steiner rolls back into the ring trying to escape from Sting but The Icon slides into the ring with the Bat, still threatening Scott with it. Steiner gets down on his knees, begging Sting not to hit him, pleading for mercy. Midajah climbs up on the ring apron, screaming at Sting, who turns around. Sting points the Bat at Midajah but it's all a distraction as Scott Steiner stands up behind Sting, lunging for him...BUT STING SENSES STEINER AND QUICKLY TURNS AROUND, NAILING BIG POPPA PUMP IN THE GUT WITH THE BAT!

    Steiner goes down on the mat, holding his gut. Midajah is holding her head, concerned for Big Poppa Pump. Sting raises his Bat in the air, ready to hit another homerun on Steiner...

    BUT ROAD WARRIOR ANIMAL AND RICK STEINER CHARGE DOWN TO THE RING...

    ANIMAL AND RICK SLIDE INTO THE RING TOGETHER...

    AND BOTH TAKE A BAT TO THE GUT FROM STING...

    STING DROPS HIS BAT...

    AND PLANTS ANIMAL & RICK WITH A DOUBLE SCORPION DEATH DROP!


    Animal and Rick have been disposed of.

    Sting covers Steiner for a pin...but there's no one to count as the referee is still laid out on the floor. Sting gets up and tries to revive the referee, shaking him. The referee starts moving a little bit as a result. But Midajah climbs into the ring with the Lead Pipe, dropping it next to Scott Steiner. Midajah grabs Sting from behind, grabbing his hair. Sting turns around and Midajah tries to slap him across the face...but Sting catches her arm, stopping the slap. Sting grabs Midajah by the hair now and drags her to the corner, placing her against the turnbuckles. Sting goes over to the opposite corner.

    STING RUNS ACROSS THE RING AND HITS A STINGER SPLASH ON MIDAJAH!

    Midajah falls to the floor like a sack of potatoes while the crowd are going ballistic.

    Scott Steiner gets up to his feet with the Lead Pipe. Sting turns around and Steiner lunges at him with the Lead Pipe.

    STING DUCKS THE LEAD PIPE AND GRABS STEINER'S LEGS, TRIPPING HIM UP ON THE MAT...

    STING PUTS STEINER IN THE SCORPION DEATHLOCK!


    The referee is still groggy, unaware that Sting has Steiner in the Scorpion Death Lock. The crowd are going crazy, expecting a new World Heavyweight Champion any moment now. All the referee has to do now is just get back up and be ready to call for the bell once Steiner submits.

    STEINER HAS HIS HAND IN THE AIR, ABOUT TO TAP OUT...

    STING IS GONNA BECOME THE NEW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION...

    ...BUT...

    RAVEN CLIMBS OVER THE GUARDRAIL AND SLIDES UNDERNEATH THE BOTTOM ROPE...

    RAVEN HITS THE EVEN FLOW DDT ON STING, BREAKING UP THE SCORPION DEATH LOCK!!!


    The crowd are stunned silent, they can't believe what just happened. Sting's just been robbed by Raven. He was seconds away from dethroning Scott Steiner and becoming the new champion.

    RAVEN EXITS THE RING AND CLIMBS BACK OVER THE GUARDRAIL, LEAVING THROUGH THE CROWD WITH HIS ARMS EXTENDED OUT!

    Both Steiner and Sting are down on the mat. A bit of time passes and they begin stirring, slowly getting up. Steiner makes it up to his feet before Sting and picks the Lead Pipe up.

    STEINER CRACKS STING OVER THE HEAD WITH THE LEAD PIPE!!!

    STEINER DROPS THE LEAD PIPE AND TURNS STING OVER ONTO HIS STOMACH...

    APPLYING THE STEINER RECLINER ON STING!!!


    The referee shakes off the cobwebs and turns around, seeing Sting in The Recliner. Sting's unconscious, completely out.

    And the referee calls for the bell, ending the match.

    Steiner retains!

    Winner and STILL World Heavyweight Champion: Scott Steiner (14.01)

    Post-Match: Big Poppa Pump releases The Steiner Recliner on Sting and raises both arms in the air, leaving Sting laying dead on the mat. Steiner demands his World Title from the timekeeper and gets handed the belt. The arena is filled with silence due to the shock of what just transpired. Tony Schiavone is losing it on commentary, blaming Raven for costing Sting the World Heavyweight Title. Jerry Lawler is praising Steiner for retaining the title, acting as if nothing shady happened. Scott Steiner climbs up on the second turnbuckle and holds the World Heavyweight Title in the air, bringing the PPV to a close.

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

    Been wanting to comment on this for quite a while. Just gonna leave a few thoughts on the Spring Stampede Show.

    First off, your format and layout of the show was incredible. Very easy to read, and I am glad that you’ve moved away from the massive paragraphs to the short, detailed paragraphs broken up very nicely. In just a few short shows, you have figured out a perfect writing style that flows very nicely.

    Even though I am big into the WWF from the early 90s, the only other time period that I love is WCW 2000-2001. I have so many different BTBs saved on my computer from this time period, so I am glad to see a WCW 2001 as awesomely booked as this. I really dig the idea of WCW winning the war, and the introduction of different guys from different companies doesn’t seem too overdone. The addition of the ECW guys really gives this BTB a nice touch, because all are believable in WCW at this time.

    Many of the the matches played out as I thought they would. I really loved the stagecoach spot in the RVD/Sandman Match. Also love your booking of Corino, Shamrock and Goldberg. Jarrett came off as a great heel as well, and Steiner walking out with the title was the right call. So many different possibilities you can go from here. Your roster is absolutely stacked and I haven’t even mentioned The Giant coming back as well. So many different characters to book, must be a hell of a lot of fun to hash out their plans.

    The thing I might have enjoyed the most was the ending. I am 100 percent behind a Raven/Sting feud. I’ve always wanted to book that particular feud, but never got that far in my planning stages. I am really hoping we get all of the dark/super natural shit that would flow with those two.

    Overall, I don’t have much time for an entire review, but didn’t want to miss out on commenting on this show. For your first PPV on here, it was super impressive. It shows that you’ve put a lot of time and thought into the booking/decisions and layout, and I commend you on the leaps and bounds you have made from just your first show on here. Keep up the great work man, you definitely have a reader in me.

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