Mike Awesome(ECW) vs Edge & Christian(WWF)
Awesome destroys both Edge, and Christian at the beginning of the match. Awesome does an amazing dive over the top rope onto E & C on the outside of the ring to get the crowd woke up early. Awesome then powerbombed Christian through the Spanish announcers table. Edge & Christian finally began to work together to take the momentum of the match with the massive monster. Awesome is overwhelmed after 9:26 when Edge pinned him. The crowd applauds Mike Awesome's efforts after almost winning the match in stunning fashion.
Tag Team Triple Threat Match
Kronik(WWF) vs The Dudley Boyz(ECW) vs Chuck Palumbo & Sean O'Haire(WCW)
Dudleyz eliminated Kronic after 6:10. Palumbo and O'Hair got the victory for WCW aftrer O'Hair pinned Buh Buh at 11:39.
Triple Threat Match
Justin Credible(ECW) vs X-Pac(WWF) vs Billy Kidman(WCW)
X-Pac and Credible form an alliance to double team Kidman. Kidman electrifies the crowd with a dazzling comeback. Kidman pins Justin Credible at 7:21. Kidman gets the win at 9:45 after a shooting star press onto X-Pac for the pin. WCW improves to 2-0 in interpromotional matches tonight.
Tag Team Match
Raven & Taz(ECW) vs William Regal & Ultimo Dragon(WWF)
Raven & Taz make short work of Regal, but Ultimo Dragon dazzles the crowd for a stunning upset victory almost single handedly. Dragon pins Taz after 5:55
Kanyon(WCW) vs Kane(WWF)
WCW fans in the arena mark out when Kanyon comes out with his full Mortis costume on. Kane comes out, and the two men put on a brief match that is as stiff as it gets. The referee is knocked unconsious for a while. Kanyon blasts Kane with chair shots, but Kane throws Kanyon over the top to the outside. Kane almost kills Kanyon when he picks up the steps to the ring, and slams them down onto Kanyon. DDP runs out, and gives Kane a diamond cutter. Kanyon gets the pin after 7:11 for another WCW victory.
DDP and Kanyon beat on Kane until The Undertaker comes out for the save. The Taker is overwhelmed by DDP and Kanyon, who beat on the Taker with chairs after they weather an early storm from the deadman.
WWF Hardcore Championship
Jeff Hardy(C)(WWF) vs Rob Van Dam(Neutral)
RVD and Hardy steal the show with the best match of the evening so far. Van Dam is massively over with the crowd here. RVD nails Hardy with a perfect Van Daminator on the stage, and gets the pinfall after 12:24 to win the Hardcore Championship.
Double Ring Hell In A Cell War Games 3 Way Dance Match
WWF(Stone Cold, Kurt Angle, The Big Show, and Chris Jericho) vs ECW "Revolution"(Lance Storm, Perry Saturn, New Jack, and the Godfather) vs WCW(Booker T, DDP, ???, and ???)
* 3 teams consist of 4 wrestlers each
* 3 men will start the match, one from each team
* One man will come in every 2 minutes, order of entry for the teams was decided by random draw
* Wrestlers can be eliminated at anytime in the match via pinfall, or submission
* If WCW wins, they will be given an exclusive one night only pay per view in September in an attempt by Shane Mcmahon to generate interest to revive the brand.
* If ECW wins, Paul Heyman is reinstated to the ECW as a performer, and all ECW Wrestlers will be given the option to leave the WWF to go to the ECW.
* If WWF wins, WCW, and ECW "Revolution" wrestlers will be fired, and banned for life from the WWF along with Paul Heyman, and Shane Mcmahon.
Booker T(WCW), Lance Storm(ECW), and Kurt Angle(WCW) begin the match.
Kurt Angle shines like a true star for the first 2 minutes of this match by completely dominating Storm, and Booker T. The 2 minutes expires, and out comes.....
ECW's Perry Saturn
Saturn comes in and immediately takes it to Kurt Angle. Lance Storm recovers, and the ECW guys double team on Kurt Angle, and Booker T for a minute. Booker, and Angle unite for a brief moment to help each other take Saturn, and Storm out as the two minutes expires. The next competitor to enter is......
The WWF's Chris Jericho
Jericho comes in hot, and helps Kurt Angle beat up Booker T. Jericho, and Angle begin to work great together to take the momentum of the match for the WWF. Lance Storm, Saturn, and Booker T are outclassed for 2 minutes until.....
DDP comes in and drops everyone with Diamond Cutters. The WCW fans in attendance pop huge. The match gets chaotic over the next two minutes with Jericho, Booker T, and Lance Storm fighting in one ring(Jericho and Storm seem to be working together for some reason), while Angle, Saturn, and DDP destroy each other in the other ring.
After the next two minutes expire, the next competitor to come out is none other than...
ECW's The Godfather
The Godfather gets a massive pop as he makes his return to WWF pay per view. He makes his way to the ring with a trashcan full of weapons, and things start to get messy. The Godfather smashes kitchen appliances over the heads of Booker T, DDP, and Kurt Angle until Chris Jericho attacks him from off of the ropes in between the two rings.
Chaos ensues over the next two minutes until.....
The buzzer rings for the next combatant, but nobody comes out. This was supposed to be the WWF's slot for one of their members to join the match(either Austin, or The Big Show), but neither of their teammates come out.
Booker T, and DDP regain the momentum of the match by using some of the weapons brought in to the ring by the Godfather. Booker and DDP beat on The Godfather, Saturn, Lance Storm, Jericho, and Kurt Angle for two minutes until all of a sudden the buzzer rings for the next entrant.
This is the WCW's slot for the first of their two mystery partners to come out, and wouldn't you know it....
WWF's The Big Show comes out with a WCW shirt on, and has turned on the WWF to join the WCW.
The Big Show comes in and destroys Chris Jericho and Kurt Angle first. Kurt Angle is slammed into the fence, and busted open. Big Show chokeslams Kurt Angle, and pins him to eliminate him, and leave only Chris Jericho to represent WWF.
Big Show, DDP, and Booker T continue to destroy Jericho, Lance Storm, Saturn, and the Godfather. DDP pins the Godfather to eliminate him with a diamond cutter onto a trashcan.
Team WCW continues to dominate until all of a sudden a song hits the P.A. system that causes all of the ECW fans in attendance to mark out completely.
Natural Born Killaz by Ice Cube plays as New Jack makes his way to the cage with a trashcan full of weapons, and a staplegun hanging from his neck on a necklace.
New Jack sprints to the cage, and pelts his trashcan at the Big Show, cracking him directly in the face with it. New Jack then takes his staplegun to the foreheads of Booker T and DDP.
The ECW chants ring through the arena until all of a sudden....
The new ECW Executive Commisioner, and head of Vince's ECW Quality Control division comes out with his heavily armored "Hardcore Control" unit.
The heavily armored men make their way to the ring, and take out Saturn, Lance Storm, and New Jack. The rest of the ECW Revolution(Al Snow, The Dudley Boyz, Rave, Taz, Justin Credible, The Godfather) make their way out to help team ECW, but they are quickly overwhelmed, and outnumbered. All of the ECW Revolution are aprehended, and ejected from the arena by Hardcore Control.
ECW is eliminated.
Its down to Booker T, DDP, The Big Show for WCW, and Chris Jericho by himself representing the WWF. The crowd explodes trying to rally Jericho, but its not enough.
All of a sudden the lights go out in the arena, and the crowd explodes. The lights stay out for a long time until.....
The Undertaker's theme music begins to play through the arena.
The lights stay off while the intro to his music plays. When the lights come back on the Undertaker is in the center of the ring behind DDP.
The Taker and DDP begin to fight with each other immediately in a furious storm of intense punches. The two men take their fight to the outside of the cage where DDP begins to climb up to the top to get away from the dead man.
Back in the ring Booker and the Big Show destroy Jericho until the two minute clock expires.
The buzzer rings and nobody comes out. This was supposed to be the WCW's final mystery partner, but nobody comes out. Jericho continues to fight the best he can against the Big Show and Booker T as the Undertaker and DDP brawl with each other on top of the double steel cage. DDP gives the Undertaker a Diamond Cutter on top of the cage, and begins to make his way back down the other side of the cage. The Taker recovers, and follows him. The Undertaker knocks DDP off of the wall of the cage down into the broadcast booth. DDP lays motionless in a mess. Suddenly when the Undertaker gets down from the cage, Kanyon comes out, and brawls with the Undertaker through the crowd to the backstage area.
Jericho begins to be overwhelmed by Booker T and The Big Show until The 2 minutes expires for the final entrant to the match.
The crowd explodes for the next member of team WWF to make his way out.....
WWF's last hope, Stone Cold Steve Austin makes his way to the ring in his classic Austin 3:16 t shirt.
Austin whoops ass upon arrival, and quickly eliminates Booker T with a stunner. In the other ring, Jericho reverse The Big Show, and catches him in the Liontamer. The Big Show taps out, and team WWF wins.
Jericho and Austin celebrate the WWF victory in the center of the ring as the crowd explodes.
All of a sudden....
Austin kicks Jericho in the stomach, and gives him a stunner. Austin pins Jericho. The crowd quickly gets silent until Austin removes his classic "Austin 3:16" t shirt to reveal a WCW shirt.
Austin has doublecrossed team WWF to join WCW, and help them get the victory. WCW wins the match.
Shane Mcmahon comes out as the Big Show and Booker T recover, and begin to celebrate with Austin. WCW is triumphant.
Booker T and The Big Show celebrate on the corners of the ring with their hands up in the air much like Austin's trademark pose.
Austin raises his hands with Shane Mcmahon in the center of the ring, and the WWF baised crowd lets them have it with the boos.
The crowd freaks out when......
Austin give Shane a stunner. The crowd explodes. Big Show turns around and gets a surprise Stunner, and the crowd grows even louder. When Booker T finally realizes what is going on behind him, he turns around only to get two middle fingers up in his face followed by a vicious stunner.
The crowd suddenly gets quiet for who walks out next....
Paul Heyman walks to the cage with 2 ice cold beers. He enters the cage, and hands one of them to Steve Austin. Austin removes his WCW shirt to reveal an EC F'N W shirt.
Austin shakes Paul Heyman's hand, and drinks a beer with him. The two men celebrate ECW's victory as the ECW fans in attendace go crazy.
WHAT THE HELL! WHAT THE HELL! AUSTIN IS WITH ECW!
Does this mean ECW Wins? I don't think this is over JR!
I don't think this is over Cole, I think it has just begun! Goodnight everybody.
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*Show kicks off with a highlight clip of last night's Invasion pay per view where Austin doublecrossed the WWF, and swerved the WCW to join Paul Heyman's ECW "Revolution". Pretty crazy match where The Big Show turned on team WWF to join the WCW, and The Undertaker almost killed DDP by knocking him off of the cage wall into the announcers table.
*Paul Heyman and Steve Austin come out first, and the Buffalo crowd loves them. This is clearly ECW territory tonight. Paul Heyman talks about how Mcmahon strategically plucked away the best ECW talent through the years to keep the company down. Heyman says that last night he plucked one of his alumni back from Mcmahon.
*Heyman makes some pretty interesting points about the timing of Mcmahon signing Al Snow in 1998 when he was on the verge of becoming a god in ECW. He continues on with his conspiracy theory psychobable about how Mcmahon only signed Taz and the Dudleyz in 1999 to keep ECW from getting too popular when they got on TNN. Paul E. finishes by saying that his Revolution is now to be taken seriously because they have the firepower to take on the WWF, they have the WWF Champion, Stone Cold Steve Austin is with ECW!
*Steve Austin begins to speak, but is interrupted by Shane Mcmahon's entrance to the stage. Shane comes out to the stage with the Big Show, Kidman, DDP, and the WCW World Champ, Booker T.
*Shane introduces the newest member of the WCW Invasion, The Big Show. Shane tells everyone about The Big Show's credentials as a former WCW World Champion.
*Shane changes Big Show's name back to "The Giant"! Shane challenges Austin to defend his title against the Giant tonight!
*He tells Austin that he just made a big mistake. Shane says that Heyman's Revolution is a joke, and that it is about to get squashed by the WCW tonight! Shane says that Heyman and Austin had their chance to join Shane in an Alliance, but their refusal will be their downfall. Shane says that Austin was a legal member of team WCW last night, and that when he pinned Chris Jericho, Team WCW won the match. WCW will get their own exclusive pay per view in September, and Shane promises that it will be the best wrestling pay per view of the year, and that the fans will bring WCW back to life stronger than ever.
*Vince Mcmahon appears on the jumbotron. Vinnie tells Shane that the WCW won the right to 1 exclusive pay per view, and that was it. Nothing else. Vince promises that the WCW show in September will be a One Night Stand, because nobody cares about the brand. Vince is very angry about last night. Vince asks Austin why he turned on the WWF fans.
*Austin tells Vince that he didn't turn on the fans, he turned on Vince. Austin says that Vince is only out for Vince, and that it is only a matter of time before Vince dusts good old Stone Cold under the rug the same way he did Bret Hart. Austin continues by saying that he is the anti Vince Mcmahon, and that he represents the all the people that Vince Mcmahon has screwed over in the past 20 years. Austin finishes by saying that he just never was a "Vince Mcmahon Guy". He says that he looks around at the guys that Vince is bringing up, guys like Kurt Angle, and the Rock, those are "Vince Mcmahon Guys".
*Austin then diverts his attention to Shane, and says that he was stupid for seriously thinking that he was going to join the WCW, a company that fired him over the phone, and threw him to the gutter like a piece of trash. Austin says that Heyman helped him at a time when nobody else wanted him, Heyman gave him a chance to be Stone Cold. Austin finishes by saying that everybody should be carefull what they wish for. Everybody wanted him to return to the old school Stone Cold, and that was exactly what he did. Austin joined Heyman's Revolution to return to his roots, and says that he is about to seriously start whooping some ass!
*Austin says that he is going to open up a can of whoop ass on the WWF, and the WCW, and that he wants to help Paul Heyman's Revolution end the "Mcmahon Era" of professional Wrestling.
*RVD comes out and denounces the WWF Hardcore Title. RVD throws the trashy belt to the ground, and says that the design of the belt says a lot about how the WWF feels about hardcore wrestling. RVD refuses to wear a piece of garbage around his waist, and says that he is going to take hardcore wrestling to the next level in the WWF.
*Matt and Jeff Hardy come out, and question RVD's loyalty to the WWF. Jeff says that they don't trust him because of his history in the ECW. The Hardy Boyz accuse RVD of talking Austin into joining ECW, and says that RVD is planning another swerve on the WWF.
*RVD says that he still has love for the ECW, but he wants to take his career to the next level. RVD says that he doesn't need the ECW or the WWF clowns like the Hardy Boyz to back him up, and that he doesn't care if they trust him or not.
*RVD challenges Matt Hardy to an "Extreme Rules" match.
Hardcore Match: Rob Van Dam vs Matt Hardy
Matt Hardy gets a ladder from under the ring, and uses it as a weapon.
Both men use the ladder for different moves.
RVD puts Matt between the ladder and hits the Five-Star splash for the win.
*Edge & Christian talk to Mike Awesome in the back. They mock him for losing to them in the handicapped match last night at Invasion, and make fun of his mullet. Awesome says that he will destroy either one of them in a one on one match, and challenges both of them to a guantlet match tonight.
WWF IC TITLE MATCH: Albert vs Lance Storm
Storm completely outgrapples Prince Albert. Storm is clearly too fast, and too technical for Albert.
Lance Storm forces Albert to submit to win the Intercontenintal Championship.
Paul Heyman's ECW Revolution now has The WWF World Championship, and the WWF IC TITLE!!
Storm celebrates with Justin Credible, Taz, Mike Awesome, Saturn, and Al Snow until Chavo Guerrero, Chuck Palumbo, Sean O'Haire, Booker T, Kidman, and DDP come out and attack all of them. WCW beats the shit out of ECW. Everybody starts chanting "New Jack", but he doesn't come out. ECW retreats.
MATCH: The Undertaker vs Kanyon.
Kanyon comes out in his Mortis costume with DDP by his side.
The Undertaker gets the pin on Kanyon and chases DDP away.
They brawl into the crowd.
Taker brings DDP back to the ring, and gets a chair.
Taker is suddenly attacked by WCW wrestlers Kidman, Booker T, Chavo Guerrero, Palumbo, and O'Haire. Kane comes out to make the save.
*Chris Jericho comes out and starts trashtalking his former tag team partner Lance Storm. Lance Storm comes out and says that Jericho should join the ECW Revolution. Jericho turns him down, congratulates him on winning the IC title. Jericho says that he is proud of his time in ECW, and that he had some great matches, but the WWF fans are the ones that he fights for now. Jericho challenges Storm for a shot at his IC title on Smackdown.
*Vince comes out to the ring. Vince talks about Steve Austin's defection feeling like a bomb dropping on him. Vince says he has a bomb of his own to drop. Vince reinstates the Rock!
*Vince use's all of the Rocks catchphases to try to convince Rock to return.
Gauntlet Match: Mike Awesome vs Christian and Edge(Extreme Rules)
Awesome gets the Extreme Rules setting to even up the playing field.
Edge and Christian argue over who faces the mulleted monster first. Christian loses a game of rock/paper/scissors, and is forced to go first by Edge.
Mike Awesome destroys Christian. Christian is powerbombed over the top rope through a table, and folded in half into the concrete. Awesome follows up with an amazing leap over the top rope down onto an unconsious Christian. The crowd explodes for Mike Awesome after pinning Christian. Edge is next.
Edge puts up a better fight, and manages to land a little bit of offense. Awesome gets a chair and takes the momentum of the match. Christian attempts to interfere in the match, but only hits Edge on accident. Mike Awesome gets the pin after powerbombing Edge through a table off of the top rope.
Christian and Edge argue with each other after the match. The two begin fighting once on the stage area after things get heated. Security splits them up.
*Paul Heyman comes out with the Dudley Boyz, and challenges Kronik to come out and put the WWF Tag Team Championships on the line so the ECW Revolution can claim all of the WWF's major titles. Kronic come out and accept the match.
WWF Tag Team Championship: Dudleyz vs Kronic
Dudleyz smash Kronic to win the titles!
Heyman's ECW Revolution now has the WWF World(Austin), IC(Lance Storm), and Tag Team belts(Dudley Boyz).
The Dudleyz call out the WCW tag team champions, and out comes The Giant!
The Giant destroys the Dudleys single handedley, and tosses both men around like ragdolls before chokeslamming Paul Heyman into oblivion. The glass breaks, and out comes the champion.
WWF World Heavyweight Championship match: Steve Austin(C) vs The Giant(The Big Show).
Austin comes in and tears into the Giant with a firestorm of punches.
Austin hits The Giant with a stunner, and out comes Booker T and Shane Mcmahon. Shane distracts the referee while Booker T gets in the ring with a chair to take out Austin.
Kurt Angle storms the ring, and grabs the chair from Booker T. Angle smashes Booker T in the face with the chair.
Angle then takes out the Giant, and Austin with the chair. The match ends in a no contest. Kurt Angle stands tall for team WWF!
RAW goes off the air...
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- Paul Heyman comes out to start the show. Heyman takes everyone back to 1996, and talks about when the WCW took control of the pro wrestling industry. Heyman talks about how Vince came to Paul, and used the ECW style for the Attitude era. Heyman says that you could slowly see the evolution through 1997, starting with the experimental Shotgun Saturday Night, and going through to Wrestlemania XIV when Austin won the title to kickstart the Attitude Era. Paul says that the ECW saved the WWF from the WCW, and that Vince owes him.
What does he do to repay me? He swindles me out of the very company that saved his ass! Slowly, methodically, strategically, Vince screwed me out of my baby.
-Heyman concludes with a message to Vince. He tells Vince that his ECW Revolution has all of the major WWF titles, and that they will completely takeover the WWF if his demands are not met. Heyman reminds everyone that next weeks Raw will be in the heart of ECW territory, Philadelphia(Crowd boo's) before boldly proclaiming that he wants Vince to turn over full ownership of the ECW back over to him, and that all of the money Vince has spent to get the ECW out of debt was the least he could do for them saving his ass from Ted Turner and Eric Bischoff 3 years ago.
-Vince comes out with the new ECW Executive Commisioner, Cyrus, and his new associate in the ECW Quality Control division, Mick Foley. Foley helped Cyrus defeat Heyman in the match to become Commisioner(and get Heyman fired from ECW) by doublecrossing him at the last ECW pay per view. Vince laughs Paul Heyman off as a wild conspiracy theorist. Vince tells Heyman that he is about to take the ECW in a completely different direction, and that Heyman will be left behind just like all of the old fans that he is fighting for. Mic Foley tells Heyman that hardcore wrestling that came from ECW has ruined the careers of an entire generation, and that it was time for Heyman to bow out of the industry. Cyrus tells Paul to make sure he tunes into ECW Hardcore TV tomorrow night to see the new era of ECW begin. Vince Mcmahon says that Austin doesn't make him fear Hayman's ECW Revolution anymore than he did before, and that the Rattlesnake will be vanquished from wrestling along with Heyman for their decisions to bite the hands that fed them. Vince tells Heyman that his Revolution is a joke, and that all of his titles will be taken back tonight, and that the Rock will demolish anyone from the Revolution with ease when he makes his return.
-Paul Heyman sets up the main event with Mcmahon. Paul says that Austin will put his title up tonight against anyone that Vince wants. Kurt Angle comes out immediately, and his hometown crowd explodes. Angle tells Mcmahon that he can defeat Austin tonight for the WWF championship, and bring the title back to where it belongs, in Pittsburgh!(Crowd pops huge!)
-The main event for the title is set. Its Austin vs Angle, and Paul Heyman adds a stipulation. Heyman insists that if Austin wins tonight, Mcmahon will hand the ECW over to him as the sole owner of the brand. Mcmahon says that there is no way in hell. Heyman says that it is the only way he will ever get a shot at his title. Heyman threatens to take the WWF title to Philadelphia tomorrow night, and throw it to the ECW fans to devour. Heyman threatens to melt the WWF Championship down into a gold chain necklace for New Jack to hang around his neck. Vince gets very angry, and agrees to the stipulation. Vince tells Kurt Angle that he has to win tonight.
-Its going to be Austin vs Angle for the WWF Championship, and if Austin wins, Heyman gets the ECW back!
-Rob Van Dam runs into Vince backstage, and asks Vince for a new, proper Hardcore Title. Vince says that if RVD doesn't like the current Hardcore belt, he won't get any belts at all, and that he will even drop the entire Hardcore division. RVD tells Vince that he is the "Whole F'n Show", and that he is too good for a piece of trash around his waist. Vince asks RVD if he was loyal to the WWF, or if he was going to rejoin his old buddies in Paul's ECW Revolution. RVD tells Vince that he is neutral, and doesn't want to get involved. RVD wants to remain focused on climbing up the WWF ladder to one day become the World Heavywieght Champion. Vince tells RVD that he may not have a choice. Vince orders RVD to pick a side, but RVD walks away.
-Jeff Hardy runs up on Rob Van Dam in the backstage area. Hardy scolds RVD for injuring his brother Matt in their hardcore match last week. The two men begin to fight violently, and security has to seperate them. Hardy accuses RVD of being an ECW traitor.
Intercontenintal Championship: Lance Storm(ECW)(C) vs Chris Jericho(WWF)
-Storm and Jericho shake hands before the match, and put on one of the all time greatest matches in Smackdown history. The two men put on a high flying, technical classic, until The Dudley Boyz interfere in the match to give Jericho a 3D while the referee was out. Lance Storm was out, and did not see the interferance. Storm pins Jericho after 11:34 to retain the IC title.
-Lance Storm offers a handshake to Chris Jericho, but Jericho is angry about the interferance from the Dudley Boyz. Jericho and Storm's respect towards each other turns into anger when Jericho attacks Lance Storm. The two men have to be seperated by a crew of referees.
-ANNOUNCEMENT: Concerning the Rock.
It was then announced that The Rock will be on RAW IS WAR this coming Monday to address the world! A video tribute aired to The Rock, and as Shane's WCW team watched backstage, Booker T talked smack about the People's Champion, saying to hell with him! Shane told Booker not to worry about The Rock. Shane also said that The Rock just might find a home with WCW.
-Shane Mcmahon comes to the ring with his WCW Wrestlers. Shane replies to Vince's comments on Raw about the WCW's victory at Invasion, and their upcoming exclusive "One Night Stand" pay per view in September. Shane says that Vince is going to be shocked by the results of the pay per view, and that he will have no choice but to give the fans what they want. A WCW resurrection. Shane said that the WCW is superior to the WWF, and always has been. Shane talks about how the WWF lost all of their titles to the ECW on Raw, and how all of the WCW champions are still standing strong. Shane points out the dominant performances of the WCW Tag Team champions(Chuck Palumbo, and Sean O'Haire), and the Cruiserwieght Champion(Billy Kidman) at Invasion. Shane begins praising the dominant WCW World Champion Booker T, Billy Kidman, DDP, and the newly revived Giant(The Big Show) as the leaders of WCW.
-Shane said that there was room for one more leader. He had a message for the hottest free agent in sports-entertainment history: The Rock. Shane said it was his responsibility to show Rock some memories he had in the World Wrestling Federation. He then showed footage of Vince McMahon turning on The Rock at WrestleMania 2000 and of Vince attacking Rock on numerous other occasions. Shane said that the choice was now The Rock's, and we would all find out this Monday night.
He said Rock could accept Vince's invitation to go back to the Federation, or he could take Vince's invitation, shine it up real nice, turn it sideways, and stick it up Vince's candy ass!
-Edge and Christian are show arguing backstage about losing their matches against Mike Awesome on Raw. Both men blame the loss on the other man, and the two men begin fighting with each other. WWF wrestlers seperate the two men backstage, and tell them that the WWF wrestlers need to stick together now more than ever.
-Diamond Dallas Page comes out, and talks about the "Legend" of the Undertaker. DDP talks about how he is the harder worker than the Undertaker, and that the two of them represent the WWF vs WCW.
-DDP is interrupted by Kane. DDP cost Kane his match against Kanyon at Invasion, and Kane wants revenge. The two men begin an impromptu match.
Match: DDP vs Kane
-DDP takes a beating from Kane until Kanyon comes out in his Mortis outfit. Kanyon helps DDP get the victory over the Big Red Machine via interferance. DDP and Kanyon beat down on Kane, and DDP gets on the microphone to call out the Undertaker.
-The Undertaker comes out, and begins to fight with DDP and Kanyon. All of a sudden, Raven comes out of nowhere, and attacks DDP and Kanyon from behind. Raven ddt's both men, and leaves them both unconsious. Raven leaves without saying anything, and the Undertaker looks down onto DDP and Kanyon's unconscious bodies with a look of confusion as Raven exits the arena through the crowd with an ECW shirt on.
Main Event for the WWF World Heavywieght Championship: Stone Cold Steve Austin(ECW)(C) vs Kurt Angle(WWF)
-Angle is way over here in his hometown, and completely outgrapples Austin. Austin outbrawls Angle in moments of the match, but Angle is just on another level of grappling. The referee gets knocked out, and the match goes to the outside. Austin and Angle brawl through the crowd, and Austin devestates Angle with some chair shots. The Giant comes out. The Giant destroys both men on the outside of the ring before rolling both men in the ring. Angle and Austin team together to take down the Giant!(Huge crowd pop!). Booker T runs down into the ring, and begins fighting with Kurt Angle as Austin rolls the Giant out of the ring.
-Cyrus and Mick Foley of ECW Quality Control come to the ring and attack Austin. Cyrus cracks Austin with a chair after he takes Foley out with a Stunner. Cyrus leaves AUstin out cold, and takes off running. He turns around halfway up the ramp to see Kurt Angle give Booker T an Angle Slam as the referee begins to recover. Angle falls down on top of Austin for the pin, and the WWF Championship.
-The crowd absolutely loses it's mind for the hometown American Hero Kurt Angle as he celebrates with the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in the front row of the audience with his fans. Austin begins to recover, and looks at Cyrus on the ramp with blood running down his face from the chair shot. Cyrus backs into the backstage area while laughing at Austin to end the show.
-Goodight everybody, See you tomorrow night on ECW Hardcore TV!
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This week's episode of Hardcore TV begins like so many ECW shows of the past have, with Joey Styles standing solo in the center of the ring in the ECW Arena while the audience serenades him with intense chants of E! C! DUB!
Hello everyone, and welcome to this weeks episode of Hardcore TV from the infamous ECW Arena in South Philadelphia.
Ladies and Gentleman, at this time I would like to introduce to you the NEW ECW World Champion, "the Shooter" Dean Malenko!
The crowd explodes with a massive pop as the Triple Threat's theme song, Perfect Strangers, begins to play through the arena, and Dean Malenko walks out with the ECW World Championship title strapped around his waist. Dean leads the Triple Threat to the ring(Shane Douglas, Chris Candido, Francine, and Tammy "Sunny" Sytch).
Shane Douglas grabs the microphone from Joey Styles, and tells the sound guy to "Cut the Music". The crowd applauds when Douglas hands the microphone strait over to Dean Malenko.
Shane, Chris Candido, Francine, and Sunny applaud Dean as he looks around the arena with an emotional look on his face. Everyone in the arena gives Malenko a standing ovation as he looks around the arena with the ECW World Championship title.
You know, if there is one thing that I can honestly say my entire career has always been about, its respect.
In all of my years in this bussiness, I've always come out here, and did my talking in the ring on the mat. I don't raise my voice. I don't run my mouth. I've always come out here, and left everything I had in the ring, and all I ever wanted in return was respect.
I never understood why the ECW fans were so in love with all of the chairs, and weapons, and tables, and I never undestood why you could cheer some of the guys you cheer, but you have always had respect for real wrestling. You fans allowed guys like me to come in here and put on hour long technical matches with real skill. Eddie Guerrero and I came in here and put everything we had into our matches for you fans, and we earned your respect for it.
For that I thank you. I respect you, and I am proud to be your Champion.
The crowd interrupts Malenko with another sweeping round of applause as his voice cracks with emotion, and he fights to hold back tears.
When I left the ECW, I left because I had a family to feed. I went to WCW, and I made some money. I've paid my dues in the bussiness, and there was a time when I felt like I had deserved a shot to be at the top. I never run my mouth, or complained. All I did was work my ass off in the ring, and all I got in return was to sit and watch guys like Dennis Rodman, Jay Leno, and Karl Malone take up a spotlight that should have went to the guys that earned it. The guys that earned that respect. The guys that earned that shot at the world title.
The Chris Benoit's, the Eddie Guerrero's, the Chris Jericho's. We were all respected here in the ECW, and we were all overlooked in the WCW. This ECW Championship means a lot to me because my career is drawing to an end. I've been in this sport since 1979, and I'm not getting any younger. My time is coming to an end, and I was beggining to believe that I may have to retire without ever knowing what if feels like to be the world champion. That was something that was getting harder and harder for me to deal with. I came here to help Shane Douglas and Chris Candido because I didn't feel like we were finished fighting for that respect. I came here to finish what Shane and I started in WCW. Vince Mcmahon never took me seriously, and he was ready to toss me to the side like just like he did Shane Douglas, and Chris Candido, but I wasn't ready to go. I'm here now with what I've always wanted, and the Triple Threat is stronger than ever.
Shane Douglas gets another microphone from someone at ringside, and begins to speak to Dean Malenko
I have to be completely honest to you Dean, there is only one reason, and one reason only why I came back to the ECW, and that reason is strapped around your waist right now.
I am the greatest world champion in ECW history brother, and don't you fucking forget it. I'm the man that helped build this company up from a piece of shit hole in the wall local indy promotion into a respected federation that was accepted on a nationwide level as one of the major leagues of this industry.
I came back here for the belt, and for the money that was owed to me for the blood, sweat, and tears that I put into this ring. I wasn't just going to sit back, and watch Vince fucking Mcmahon make money off of something that I helped create. Not going to happen.
I called you up, and asked you to come here to reunite the Triple Threat because you were always someone that I respected Dean. I respect you more than anyone in this bussiness, and as much as I want that title, it makes me very fucking happy to see it wrapped around your waist. It's about time brother. The only thing you ever did was keep your mouth shut, and work your ass off in the ring, and you never got anything for it from Bischoff, or Mcmahon.
Me and you go way back Dean, and even though I don't have the title, I couldn't be happier about you bringing it home to the Triple Threat, and removing it from the overrated fucking relic Terry Funk.
Shane, there is something about Terry Funk that you have never undestood. Terry Funk represents the fans of the ECW. While we fight for respect, Funk fights for the fans. After we beat Terry Funk at Heatwave, I promised him that he would be the first person to get a shot at this title. You aren't a true champion until you have defended your title, and I want to defend this title against Terry Funk. Let me go one on one with Funk tonight, and give the fans a title match that I can be proud of.
Shane looks at Malenko for a moment, and begins to speak into the microphone, but is interupted by.....
Quality Control's entrance theme. The new ECW Executive Commisioner Cyrus walks out with Mick Foley, Stevie Richards, Danny Doring, and Bull Buchanan. The crowd rips Cyrus up with vicious boo's.
Excuse me! Excuse me!
Whoa, whoa, whoa!
Mr. Dean Malenko, Mr. World Champion first of all let me tell you that I am extrememly proud of you, and I think you are exactly the kind of athlete that we need to represent MY company, but with all due respect sir, I don't think we need to go about making hasty decisions tonight. Terry Funk is someone that I feel very strongly against giving a title shot.
Dean I couldn't be happier about you wearing MY title, but I have a bit of advice for you my proud champion. You should distance yourself from Shane Douglas. Shane is on a list of guys that are not thought of very highly by the boys back home in Connecticut, and I can promise you that he will not be around here for very much longer if he doesn't change his attitude towards management.
Terry Funk, Shane Douglas, and Sabu may be the guys that built this company up in the 90's, but it isn't the 90's anymore. This is a new ECW Shane. I defeated Heyman at Heatwave, and he is gone now. New Jack is gone. Sabu, and Terry Funk are next, and if you don't change your attitude Shane Douglas, you will be gone too. You need to get with this new direction that we are going to take the ECW, or you can get left behind with Paul Heyman, and all of these fans. It's up to you. We have no problems with fine athletes like Chris Candido, or Dean Malenko, but you Shane. As far as I'm concerned, you belong on the list with Sabu, and Terry Funk.
The crowd interrupts Cyrus, and their chants drown out the volume of his voice, forcing him to pause and listen to the chants waiting for them to die down.
FUCK YOU CYRUS![clap-clap, clap-clap-clap] FUCK YOU CYRUS![clap-clap, clap-clap-clap] FUCK YOU CYRUS![clap-clap, clap-clap-clap]
Terry Funk, Shane Douglas, and Sabu are symbolic wrestlers of a bygone era in ECW history. An era that I will be sure is forgotten.
All of a sudden......
Terry Funk comes out, and the crowd explodes.
You know Cyrus, in all of my years in wrestling, I've never known a sleezy, low down, slimy piece of shit like you.
What you and Foley did to these fans at Heatwave was some of the sorriest shit I've ever seen in my life. Mick Foley, you used to be my best friend son. These fans used to truly love you, and you stabbed them in the back. You stabbed me in the back.
Cyrus what you did to Austin on Smackdown last night, that was some horseshit. Your a piece of shit, and I don't want anything to do with you.
I'm going to tell you right now Cyrus that none of the boys in the back are going to work for you. These are Paul's boys, and they don't want anything to do with you. What you want to do to the ECW you might as well change the name, and move it somewheres else.
I'm going to wrestle Dean Malenko tonight to win my title back, and I'm going to do it for these fans. You fans are the ECW, and I'm begging you to support the ECW, and Paul Heyman more now than you ever have.
These people can't even support themselves. Half of them are on welfare. That is the whole point of moving this company in a new direction Funk. Tell me, exactly how old are you these days? 60!?!?!?
Funk, you need to walk away. Walk away with your dignity, and your honor. The ECW will be just fine without you. It drives me absolutely crazy at how everyone around here holds Paul Heyman up on some pedestal like he some type of genious. Let me tell you the truth about the genious that you all worship Funk.
Paul Heyman is the man that almost killed this company. Lets go back to when ECW got on TNN. Lets take a look at the very first episode of ECW on TNN. TNN wanted what they paid for, a wrestling show. What they got was an unorganized freak show parade of felons, and drug addicts acting like wrestlers. The first episode was a terrible replay of matches that everyone had already seen. Anyone remember the Tammy Lynn Sytch episode? Paul pushed that episode like it was the biggest thing in wrestling, and it was garbage. Can you imagine what the executives at TNN were thinking when they seen that episode? What about all of the episodes following the Anarchy Rulz '99 pay per view? Instead of filming new episodes for TNN like what they were paying him for, he just replayed matches from that pay per view for weeks!
That is the truth that you people refuse to see. Paul Heyman held this company back all of these years with his schoolboy bussiness tactics. Can you believe that Paul Heyman actually tried to get ECW thrown off of TNN so that he could sue them? That is the truth. The truth is that ECW was not the highest rated show on TNN. The truth is that ECW was promoted by TNN when they were so proud of their "Tammy Sytch" episode, they did what Paul asked them to do, and they promoted that episode to the moon, and they got burned with some of the most garbage wrestling television in the history of this bussiness. Lets talk about the truth. The truth is that TNN came to the WWE earlier than anyone thinks. The entire time that everyone thought that I was working for "The Network", I was actually working for the WWF. The WWF knew that the ECW was on its way to bankruptcy, and we didn't want it to fall into the wrong hands. We started making moves to secure the deal that went through in February of this year a long time ago.
Heyman's "Revolution" in the WWF is on it's way out. I single handedly cost Austin his title last night on Smackdown, and Heyman is losing his momentum. I'm the new exec....
The crowd interrupts Cyrus with sweeping chants of....
WE WANT AUSTIN! (clap-clap, clap-clap-clap), WE WANT AUSTIN! (clap-clap, clap-clap-clap), WE WANT AUSTIN! (clap-clap, clap-clap-clap)
Don't even waste your breath. He is not here. I can honestly tell you people, and this is real, Austin is not in the building, and he is not coming. There are strict lines that will not be crossed, and Steve Austin will not be coming to the ECW anytime soon.
WE WANT AUSTIN! (clap-clap, clap-clap-clap), WE WANT AUSTIN! (clap-clap, clap-clap-clap), WE WANT AUSTIN! (clap-clap, clap-clap-clap)
Austin is a nobody compared to the Rock. The Rock is the most electrifying superstar in sports entertainment, a WWF original, and someone that is 10 times better than Austin in the ring, and on the microphone.
The Rock. You can all tune in on Monday night to see the Rock squash the WCW, and Heymans rediculous "Revolution".
So shut up, and listen.
Everyone in this building needs to get behind me as the new Executive Commisioner of ECW because I am going to take this company to heights never before seen. It all starts tonight. Starting immediately, all rules are the same as WWF. Weapons, tables, run ins, and countouts will result in a disqualification. The "Extreme Rules" of yesterday's ECW are gone as of tonight. The fans need to know when they watch ECW that they are watching a product of the WWF. The rules have to be the same, and if you people don't like it, you can get up out of your seat, and get the hell out of here.
Mick Foley gets the microphone from Cyrus, and smiles as the crowd immediately starts the chants of..
YOU SOLD OUT! YOU SOLD OUT! YOU SOLD OUT!
You know Funker, I have a lot of regrets in my career. When I get out of bed in the morning, and feel the pain it always reminds me of the sacrifice I made to entertain these people.
When I look into the mirror, and see the mutilation, and the scars that I earned it reminds me of the price I paid putting my life on the line to entertain these people.
When I can't pick my own children up to play with them because of the damage I've done to my body, I can't help but remember the things that I would do to myself just to earn the respect of the people in this building.
When I think of how my career ended, and the fact that I still want to wrestle. I still want a world title. I still want that respect that Dean Malenko talks about, but I'm never going to have it again because of the way I destroyed myself for these people.
I'll tell you right now Terry, I'm beginning to wonder if it was all really worth it.
I'm beginning to realize the damage that we did to this industry. We corrupted an entire generation of fans, and we destroyed an entire generation of wrestlers. I don't want the wrestlers that follow us to have to feel the way I do. I want to change the way things are. We helped destroy this industry Terry, and I think we owe the next generation. All I want to do is leave the pro wrestling industry in a better place than what we helped change it into. It all started with the ECW, and it is going to end in the ECW.
HOLD THE BULLSHIT DRAMA PARADE FOR JUST ONE GOD DAMN MOTHERFUCKING MINUTE!
As much as I hate Terry Funk, and as much as I hate the way Heyman, and all of these fans get down on their knees to kiss his saggy ballsack like some kind of fucking god, I'm not going to sit here, and listen to some bullshit Vince Mcmahon cronie tell me about how he is going to kill my fucking legacy.
You need to keep your god damned pencil neck out of the bussiness of the Triple Threat. Stay out of our way because I don't give a fuck who you work for. Vince Mcmahon can suck my fucking dick.
I am the fucking franchise. I am the fucking ECW. Sabu, and Funk put the ECW on the map with me in the original god damned 3 way dance, and I'm not going to sit here, and let you piss all over the hard work that we put into this company to get it to where it is.
I don't give a shit about Paul Heyman, and I don't give a shit about Terry Funk, but I'll tell you this right now Cyrus. If you want to fuck with the Triple Threat, you are in for a serious fight my friend. Malenko will wrestle Funk tonight, and if anyone wants to get involved, they are going to have to go through me.
Shane, you really are something else. You are one of the names that I will personally make sure everyone forgets once you are gone.
Everything changes tonight. I'm going to allow Malenko to defend his title against Funk because I'm confident in our new champion, but you need to realize something Shane. Everyone here needs to realize something. I'm the boss. I'm in control. I make the rules now.
Shane Douglas, Terry Funk, and Sabu represent an era in ECW history that we start to move away from. Starting tonight.
Kid Kash vs C.W. Anderson(With the Old School Posse)
This match will be contested under traditional WWF rules.
Joey Styles reminds everyone of the events of the Heatwave pay per view when AJ Styles defeated Kid Kash. Kash was beaten by CW Anderson, and the rest of the Old School Posse after the match. This match is Kash's chance to get revenge for the loss, and the beating.
Kid Kash makes his entrance first to Static-X's new song, "This Is Not". Kash garners a reasonable pop from the audience, but The Old School Posse gets some great heat when they make their entrance to "Gimme Back My Bullets" by Lynrd Skynrd. CW Anderson makes his way to the ring with he fellow Old School Posse members, Steve Corino, AJ Styles, and their manager, Arn Anderson.
Kash and CW engage in some smooth, fluid chain wrestling exchanges to open the match. CW lands some devestating slams early on to take the momentum. CW gets a 2 count after a series of German Suplexes. Anderson targets Kash's recently injured back with a stiff T Bone Suplex followed by a delayed vertical suplex. Kash's incredible speed is hindered after Anderson's vicious slams have taken their toll on his back. CW further decimates Kash's back with a nasty camel clutch. Kash fights through the pain, and refuses to give up, but this only frustrates CW. CW throws Kash through the ropes to the outside. The referee scolds CW for the move, but this only allows Corino and Styles to attack Kash on the outside as he is distracted. Kash successfully fights off AJ Styles and Steve Corino with punches. Kid Kash then gets up on the apron, and performs an incredible spinning springboard moonsault onto both men, sprawling both of them out on the concrete. Arn Anderson creeps up behind Kash, spins him around, and devestates him with a nasty DDT on the concrete. Kid Kash is out cold.
Arn rolls Kash into the ring, and CW immediately goes for the pin.
Kash amazingly kicks out. CW pulls him up to his feet, and puts him in the position to perform his finisher, the Spinebuster Slam. CW lifts Kid Kash up to break him in half with the move, but Kid Kash wiggles out in mid air. Kash hammers away at CW's face with punches, and whips him into the ropes. CW bounces off of the ropes runs directly into a thrustkick to the throat from Kid Kash. CW falls to the ground clutching his throat, and gasping for a breath of air. Kid Kash goes up to the top rope, but Arn Anderson gets up on the apron to distract the referee. The referee attempts to get Arn down off of the apron as AJ Styles enters the ring with a chair. Kash springs off of the top rope, and nails AJ Styles with a dropkick to the chair into his face. Styles drops the chair, and rolls out of the ring to the floor. Kash picks up the chair, and nails Steve Corino before he even gets a chance to enter the ring from the apron. CW Anderson rises up to his feet, and kicks Kid Kash in the stomach causing him to drop the chair. CW Anderson puts Kash into the position to piledrive him down onto the chair, but Kid Kash reverses it with a backbody drop.
The referee turns around just in time to see CW Anderson land on the chair with his back, and begins to signal for the bell. The crowd rips the place up with boo's as the referee disqualifies Kid Kash after 8:23. Kid Kash throws a tempur tantrum as the referee raises CW Anderson's arm as the winner of the match by DQ, giving Kid Kash his third consecutive loss in the ECW when he was so close to an FTW title shot earlier this year.
Kash nails the referee with the chair, and begins to brawl with CW Anderson. Steve Corino and AJ Styles overwhelm Kid Kash, and allow CW Anderson to piledrive him down into the chair. Kash rolls out of the ring unconscious.
All of a sudden, Cyrus comes out on the ramp. Cyrus says that the Old School Posse represent everything he wants the ECW to be about. Cyrus tells Arn Anderson that he is very impressed with his Old School Posse, and that each of the young men have a bright future in the new ECW. Cyrus says he is on the same page as the Old School Posse, and that he wants to get rid of the washed up heroes of yesterday. Cyrus gives the Posse a message that Terry Funk, Shane Douglas, and Sabu refuse to give up the spotlight, and that the Posse is going to have to help him eliminate them in order to clear a spot at the top for the next generation. Cyrus officially gives the Old School Posse Quality Control's endorsement as acceptable programming for ECW television, and asks the men for their help in eliminating the old dogs of ECW.
The next several minutes of the show are filled with an old ECW tradition. A parade of promos and advertisements play along with the old theme for Pulp Fiction.The segment begins with Joey Styles giving the fans an update on the upcoming events and happenings of the ECW. Joey begins by reminding the fans of the new international cross promotion deal with the ECW and the Japanese Pride FC MMA promotion. Styles says that he will be heading over to Japan next week to be a special guest commentator for their Pride 15 PPV event. Styles reminds us of the challenge made by Pride's biggest star, Kazushi Sakuraba. Sakuraba issued a challenge in person at Heatwave. Sakuraba will face whoever the ECW World Champion is in a match at the next big ECW Arena Supercard on August 4th entitled, "A Matter of Respect". Sakuraba is one of the highest ranked pound for pound MMA fighters on the planet, and was trained in grappling by legendary professional wrestler Billy Robinson. Joey Styles says that Sakuraba has represented pro wrestling throughout his MMA career, and that he even used his catch wrestling background to defeat the undefeated UFC phenom, Royce Gracie.
Joey Styles reminds everyone that he will be in Japan for the Pride 15 pay per view next weekend to help promote the ECW, and to get a first hand look at Sakuraba as he takes on the young american Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. Styles finishes by reminding everyone that Sakuraba will be in the ECW Arena to take on whoever wins tonight's matchup(Terry Funk vs Dean Malenko). It will be at A Matter Of Respect 2001 on August 4th. It will be USA vs Japan, Pro Wrestling vs MMA, ECW vs Pride FC. It's A Matter Of Respect 2001.
The segment continues backstage with The Unholy Alliance's own Rhino destroying the backstage area.
Rhino tosses benches, trash cans, and lockers around the room, and furiously destroys everything in the room. The Sinister Minister walks into the room, and watches Rhino destroy everything.
The Minister very calmly asks what troubles his precious man-beast. Rhino screams at the top of his lungs a few centimeters away from the Minister's face as he very calmly stands listening. Rhino screams that the Minister is full of shit, and that everything that he promised was a lie. Rhino says that the Minister promised that he would get all of his titles back if had joined the Alliance, but he hasn't even gotten close to getting even one of them back since joining.
The Minister smiles, and tells Rhino that he has something else that may interest him to stay with the family that loves him. The Minister offers Rhino a woman.
All of a sudden a woman walks into the dressing room. It is none other than.....
Kimona Wanalaya makes her return to the ECW, and makes her entrance into the room with barely any clothes on. Kimona walks strait over to Rhino, and begins to stroke his face with her hands. Rhino lifts Kimona up into his arms, and leaves the room with her without saying anything.
The Minister begins laughing furiously. He then turns to face the camera.
The Sinister Minister:
Hmmm. Strange things are happening in the wrestling world. Who is going to win the "Big War"? The WWF? The WCW? The ECW? Hahahahahahahah!
Its funny to me if you step back to look at what everyone is fighting for. Me?! I only long for the simple things in life, you know pain, torture, souls.
The Unholy Alliance has a new toy to play with here in the ECW. Beulah Mcgillicuty. Such a sweet, sweet soul. Beulah, come to my family, and I will show your sweet soul pleasures that you never imagined possible. If you refuse, I will cast you down to the minions of the Alliance, and they will tear your soul apart.
Tommy Dreamer and the Sandman made a deal with me, and they are currently holding up their end of the bargain.
As for Jerry Lynn. He represents something that I want to destroy. I opened up my family to Lynn, La Parka, Super Crazy, Psicosis, Balls Mahoney, and Spike Dudley, but they smacked me in the face. Now they will burn with the Sandman, and Dreamer!
The Minister closes out his promo with uncontrollable laughter.
The segment swiftly moves along to another part of the backstage area where Amish Roadkill sits with a live chicken in his hands.
Amish Roadkill strokes his Chicken, and tells it how much he loves it. Roadkill says that they were meant to be together, and that he doesn't care what anybody thinks about it.
Roadkill begins to undress, and closes the door to their dressing room.
Elsewhere in the arena, Dawn Marie is shown down in the dumps abour her recent divorce from Roadkill. She asks herself what she was thinking getting married to an angry Amish chicken plucker, and why she always gets stuck with losers.
Why can't I ever get with a winner? Where is my champion? Am I not good enough?
All of a sudden, Dean Malenko walks by with the Triple Threat(Chris Candido, Shane Douglas, Francine, and Sunny). Dawn Marie seizes the oppurtunity, adjusts her hair, and approaches Dean Malenko.
Dawn tells Dean about how he has always been her favorite wrestler, and admires his new ECW World Championship. Dean thanks her, and says that he needs a new manager. Dean offers Dawn a job as his new valet, and she accepts. Francine, and Tammy welcome Dawn Marie as the newest member of the Triple Threat.
Chris Candido suddenly steals the attention of the promo. Candido says that everyone is going crazy over Malenko's World Title, and that he isn't getting any attention for his FTW Title(Which was stolen from the current champion Rey Mysterio weeks ago).
Tammy "Sunny" Sytch assures Candido that he is important, and tells him that he is the best champion of the Triple Threat. Candido talks about how Tammy embarrassed Bam Bam Bigelow on live pay per view, and how Rey Mysterio doesn't deserve the FTW belt because he hasn't proven himself in the ECW. Candido says that Mysterio needs to work his way up the ladder of ECW to earn a shot at his belt.
Suddenly, the footage cuts out to static, and the music stops.....
A distorted, static filled shot of Paul Heyman with New Jack and the Godfather behind him.
I don't have much time guys. I'm currently hacking into this broadcast, and I may be cut off here pretty soon so listen up. Sunday Night, September 2nd 2001. ECW will be on pay per view with Anarchy Rulz. I've already signed the match with the venue, and I've already signed with the pay per view suppliers. Anarchy Rulz will hold a match that is my gift to you fans. The inaguaral "Anarchy Rulz Match". A 30 man Royal Rumble, but the only way to be eliminated will be by being put through a table. The winner of this match will get a title shot at November to Remember. This was done by me to ensure that the next man to get a shot at that title will be someone that has truly earned it, not someone that the WWF wants to carry that belt.
We need your support for the ECW more now than ever before. Being broadcast on the bottom of the screen right now is th 1-800 number to the main offices for the WWF. Call them, and demand my reinstatement. We will continue to fight for you in the WWF, and we will continue to fight for the ECW.
Meet me at Anarchy Rulz on September 2nd at the Hammerstien Ballroom in New York, and we will fight to take the ECW back from the WWF.
This is Paul Heyman from the Revolution, over and out.
ECW World Championship
Dean Malenko(C) vs Terry Funk
The crowd is hyped up with anticipation for this legendary clash about to happen for our main event. Everyone stands to their feet and explodes when Terry Funk's comes out to his "Desporado" entrance theme. Funk has a look in his eyes like this may be his final chance to remain in the World Title picture.
The fans remain standing, and give an equally loud ovation for Dean Malenko's entrance. Malenko comes out to Metallica's version of "Turn The Page" with the ECW World Championship firmly strapped to his waist.
Dean is accompanied to the ring by his fellow Triple Threat members, Shane Douglas(With Francine), Chris Candido(With Tammy "Sunny" Sytch), and his new valet, the lovely MS. Dawn Marie. The Triple Threat have agreed to stay out of this match, and watch out for any interferance from Cyrus' Quality Control.
Funk and Malenko stand in the ring together with deep intense looks in their faces. Both men stare into the others eyes as the bell rings. The crowd begins to clap very slowly. Both men adjust their gear, and stretch out on the ropes in preparation as the crowds slow clapping gradually gets faster and faster until everyone is standing making as much noise as they can.
Funk extends his hand out to the center of the ring, and offers a handshake out of respect. Malenko reaches out and smacks it, and the crowds noise is rattling the arena.
The two men begin slowly circling each other, and pawing out feinting takedown attempts to see what the other mans reaction will be. They eventually tie up in the center after a brief feeling out process. Funk overpowers Malenko back into the ropes due to his strength and size advantage. Malenko quickly twists Funk's arm around, and uses quick footwork to pivot his back off of the ropes. Malenko twists Funk's arm again, forcing Funk to double over from the pain. Malenko delivers an elbow down onto Funk's twisted arm. Funk grimmaces from the elbow, but quickly takes advantage of Malenko's shift in balance to reverse the move. Funk twists Malenko's arm, and pins it behind his back. Dean wastes no time in reversing Funk's hold around. Malenko takes Funk's back, and whips him into the ropes. Funk bounces off of the ropes, and comes running back into Dean Malenko, who nails Funk with a knee to the midsection. Malenko then opens up with some punches to Funk's head. Funk is wobbled by Malenko's punches, and takes a wild swing into mid air due to his double vision. Malenko reaches down, and takes Funk down with a quick single leg takedown. Malenko puts Funk's legs into the position to apply the Texas Cloverleaf submission. Funk quickly reaches up, and rakes Malenko's eyes cuasing him to fall back into the corner. Terry Funk opens up on Malenko with a combo of punches, and a few open palmed chest smacks while Malenko is leaned up in the corner. Funk lifts him up onto the top rope, and superplexes him off of the top rope.
Terry Funk then slowly gets up, and lets out an "ECW!" scream before putting Dean Malenko into the figure four leglock.
Dean Malenko screams in agony, and fights with everything he has to keep from submitting to the hold. Dean Malenko fights through the pain, and rolls Terry over to reverse the figure four.
Terry Funk begins to scream out in pain, and shake his head as the referee asks him if he gives up. Dean cranks on Terry's rotten old knees with the submission, but the old legend refuses to give up. Terry Funk fights through the pain, and inches his way closer, and closer to the ropes. Dean Malenko applies as much pressure as he can to take Funk's knees out of the match, and immobolize him.
Terry Funk eventually reaches the ropes, and Malenko breaks the hold. Dean continues to hammer down on Funk's broken knees with strikes until finall locking him into his Crucifix Kneebar. Terry's legs are devestated by Malenko. Dean then takes advantage of Funk's immobility to devestate him with a Brainbuster Suplex followed by a "Tiger Driver" Underhook Sit Powerbomb. Terry Funk's head bounces off of the mat like a basketball, and he lays unconsious in the ring as Malenko covers him for the pin.
Funk kicks out, and the crowd can't believe it. Malenko pulls Funk to his feet, and puts him into position to perform a vertical suplex. Terry knees Malenko in the stomack, and pulls his head out of the position. The crowd erupts when Funk drops Malenko with a devestating DDT. Funk goes for a pin, but Malenko kicks out at 2. Terry Funk starts to rise to his feet as the crowd begins to rally behind him.
WIN YOUR BELT BACK! (clap-clap, clap-clap-clap), WIN YOUR BELT BACK! (clap-clap, clap-clap-clap), WIN YOUR BELT BACK! (clap-clap, clap-clap-clap)
Terry Funk picks Malenko up, and whips him into the corner. Malenko holds on, and reverses Funk into the corner, but Funk runs directly into the referee. The referee is knocked out cold. Malenko turns Funk around, and again puts him into position for a vertical suplex, but this time Funk reverses it into a swinging neckbreaker.
Malenko, Funk, and the referee are out. Shane Douglas beats down onto the mat for Malenko to get up, but Funk gets up first. Terry rolls Malenko out of the ring, and the crowd continues to chant for the old ECW legend.
WIN YOUR BELT BACK! (clap-clap, clap-clap-clap), WIN YOUR BELT BACK! (clap-clap, clap-clap-clap), WIN YOUR BELT BACK! (clap-clap, clap-clap-clap)
Terry slams Malenko into the guardrail, and then begins to land some crisp punches to his forehead. Terry clotheslines Dean Malenko over the guardrail, and follows him over. Funk attempts to crack a chair over Malenko's head, but Malenko grabs the chair, kicks Funk in the belly, and then hits him in the back with the chair as he is slumped over. Malenko clotheslines Funk back over the guardrail. Malenko climbs back over the railing, and begins attacking Funk with strikes. Malenko attempts to whip Funk into the corner post of the ring, but Funk reverses, and sends Malenko into the post face first.
The crowd explodes for both men as they lay motionless on the concrete. Funk begins to recover first, and makes his way back up on the apron of the ring. Malenko begins to recover, and pulls himself up to his feet with the guardrail. Terry Funk stuns the crowd when he climbs up onto the second rope, and performs a springboard moonsault onto Dean Malenko.
Funk's legs crash into the guardrail due to overshooting his jump, but he still manages to catch Malenko, and lay him out on the floor as the crowd explodes.
E! C! DUB! E! C! DUB! E! C! DUB!
Dean Malenko recovers before Funk, who remains on the ground clutching his knees. Dean pulls Funk to his feet, and tries to roll him back into the ring, but Funk resists. Funk whips Malenko into the guardrail, and clotheslines him back over into the front row of the crowd. The two men exchange punches, and Malenko eventually suplexes Funk over into the crowd on top of a few chairs. Funk splatters onto the chairs, and immediately begins to roll around clutching his back. Malenko pulls him to his feet, and the two men exchange punches throughout the ECW Arena. The two men brawl up through the bleachers, and back down near the entrance door to the arena exchanging chair shots, punches, and throwing each other into other fans, chairs, poles, and walls throughout the building.
Terry takes Malenko out of his element to take the upper hand in this intense fight. Funk eventually throws Malenko back over the railing near the ringside area. Terry collapses clutching his knee, but he fights through the pain, and rises back to his feet. Terry Funk pulls a table out from underneath the ring, and suplexes it down on top of Dean Malenko.
The table smashes down across Malenko's back, and he is out cold. Finally the referee starts to recover in the ring. Terry Funk rolls Malenko's unconscious body back into the ring with a chair. Terry gives Malenko a piledriver onto the chair, and everybody goes nuts as he goes to cover. The referee is still wobbled, and having a hard time getting back to his feet.
Funk has Malenko out and pinned, but the referee doesn't see what is happening yet. All of a sudden......
Quality Control comes running out.
Danny Doring and Stevie Richards immediately begin brawling with Shane Douglas and Chris Candido while Mick Foley, Bull Buchanan, and Cyrus get into the ring. Cyrus goes to act like he is checking on the referee to make sure he remains distracted as Bull and Foley approach Terry Funk. Terry attempts to get up to fight them off, but his knees are done from the battle with Malenko. Funk does all he can just to get to his knees. Mick Foley approaches Terry on his knees, and orders Bull Buchanan to lift him up to his feet. Bull pulls Funk up, and holds him for Mick Foley. Mick grabs the chair in the ring, and looks at Funk for a brief moment as Terry tells Foley something with tears in his eyes. Foley then cracks his old friend in the head as Buchanan holds him up. Terry Funk collapses like a ton of bricks. Bull Buchanan pulls Dean Malenko's unconsious body over Terry's, and Cyrus directs the referee to the action.
Malenko wins after 17:29 to keep his ECW World Title. Both men are out cold, as Shane Douglas and Chris Candido are being overwhelmed by Danny Doring, Stevie Richards, Bull Buchanan, and Mick Foley. Dean Malenko is rolled out of the ring by Cyrus. Chris Candido is left laying unconscious by Stevie Richard's thrustkick to the jaw, and Shane Douglas is rolled into the ring with Terry Funk by Bull Buchanan.
Shane and Terry are beaten by Quality Control. The crowd begins chanting...
WE WANT AUSTIN! (clap-clap, clap-clap-clap), WE WANT AUSTIN! (clap-clap, clap-clap-clap), WE WANT AUSTIN! (clap-clap, clap-clap-clap)
Cyrus gets the microphone and says that Austin isn't here, and he isn't coming, and that the pathetic fans can just keep dreaming because it isn't going to happen. Quality Control continue to beat on Terry Funk and Shane Douglas as Dean Malenko and Chris Candido lay motionless on the outside of the ring. Cyrus steadily tells the fans about the new direction of the ECW as Quality Control make an example of Shane Douglas and Terry Funk.
Suddenly the crowd goes crazy when.......
Sabu comes sprinting to the ring with Bill Alfonso!
Both men are carrying chairs. Sabu slides under the ring with his chair, and immediately throws it into the face of Bull Buchanan. Fonzie takes out Danny Doring with his chair, and Sabu brawls with Quality Control. Malenko and Candido recover to help Sabu take out Quality Control. Sabu and Bill Alphonso set up a table on the outside with Cyrus stacked on top of Mick Foley on the top of it. Before Sabu puts them through it he is suddenly attacked by.......
The Old School Posse!
Arn Anderson, CW Anderson, AJ Styles, and Steve Corino come running out to make the save. The Posse beat down on Sabu, Chris Candido, Dean Malenko, Terry Funk, and Shane Douglas as the crowd lights the place up with chants of...
WE WANT AUSTIN! (clap-clap, clap-clap-clap), WE WANT AUSTIN! (clap-clap, clap-clap-clap), WE WANT AUSTIN! (clap-clap, clap-clap-clap)
Steve Corino gets on the microphone to say that Austin isn't in the building, and that they should shut up, and witness the new generation of ECW take over. Funk, Sabu, and Douglas are layed out in the ring together as the Old School Posse, and Quality Control continue to disrespect the crowd, and the history of the ECW.
The crowd continues to chant..
WE WANT AUSTIN! (clap-clap, clap-clap-clap), WE WANT AUSTIN! (clap-clap, clap-clap-clap), WE WANT AUSTIN! (clap-clap, clap-clap-clap)
The ECW Arena erupts into the absolute all time greatest pop in the history of the arena. Stone Cold Steve Austin's music hits the soundsystem, and the fans rattle the entire arena with a historic pop.
The look on Cyrus' face is priceless. The Old School Posse and Quality Control all focus their attention to the entrance waiting what would come next.
All of a sudden.....
The crowd blows the roof off of the ECW Arena when Austin sneaks through the crowd, over the guardrail, and attacks everyone in the ring with a steel chair!
Stone Cold cleans house on Stevie Richards, Danny Doring, Bull Buchanan, Steve Corino, CW Anderson, and AJ Styles.
Arn Anderson attacks Austin from behind just before he gets his hands on Cyrus. Austin fall to the ground, but Terry Funk recovers, and grabs the chair in the ring. Terry Funk cracks Arn Anderson in the back with the chair. Austin then rises to his feet. Terry grabs Cyrus by a handfull of hair just before he makes his escape.
Austin signals to Terry for him to hand over Cyrus. Terry shoves Cyrus over to Austin who drops him with a stunner!!!!!
The men in the arena are jumping up and down with excitement, and everyone is going ape shit.
Stone Cold Steve Austin has come to the ECW to get revenge on Cyrus for costing him his WWF World Heavyweight Championship last night on Smackdown. Stone Cold celebrates in the ring with Terry Funk to close the show. Funk and Austin toast the ECW crowd.
Don't miss Raw from Philly on Monday Night!
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This weeks episode of WWF Monday Night Raw comes to you live from the heart of ECW territory, Philadelphia!
The show opens up with a brief highlight clip of Stone Cold Steve Austin making his return to the ECW last Friday night to get revenge on ECW Executive Commisioner Cyrus for costing him his title on last week's Smackdown.
Vince Mcmahon comes out with ECW Executive Commisioner Cyrus. Cyrus is wearing a neck brace due to the stunner he recieved on last week's ECW Hardcore TV. Vince says that there is a clear line between ECW and WWF that is not to be crossed. Vince announces the indefinite suspension of Stone Cold due to his appearance on ECW television. Stone Cold has been barred from the building, and will not be on Raw tonight.
Paul Heyman comes out and the Philly crowd erupts. Everyone begins chanting ECW!
Heyman tells Vince that he is in ECW territory. Heyman challenges Vince to a war tonight between ECW vs WWF! Heyman says that Vince needs to reinstate him to the ECW, and that the fans have demanded it. Paul challenges Vince to a best out of 7 series of ECW vs WWF matches tonight. Vince agrees, and challenges Paul to put something on the line. Paul agrees to put his WWF contract on the line, and says that if he loses he will walk away from wrestling. He says that if the ECW wins, Vince must reinstate him into the ECW.
It's set! It will be ECW vs WWF tonight in a best out of 7 series. If WWF wins, Paul Heyman's WWF contract will be null & Void, and he will be forced to bring an end to his "Revolution" on his way out of the industry all together. If Heyman's Revolution wins, he will be reinstated into the ECW.
The new WWF World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle comes out to show off his new belt. Angle talks about how proud he is to bring the title back to the WWF. All of a sudden, WCW owner Shane Mcmahon comes out by himself. Shane tells Angle that the Rock will join WCW tonight, and that his title reign will be coming to an end soon. Shane says that he wants the WWF title for the exclusive WCW One Night Stand pay per view in September. Angle says that he will have to pry it out of his dead hands, and that the WCW doesn't have anybody good enough to beat him.
Shane challenges Kurt Angle to take on his monster, The Giant(The wrestler formerly known as "The Big Show"). Kurt accepts. The main event is set. Kurt Angle will defend his WWF World Heavywieght Championship against the WCW's Giant.
WWF vs ECW: Best Out Of 7, Match 1: Al Snow(ECW) vs Val Venis(WCW)
Al Snow gets a great reaction from the Philly crowd with a victory over Venis at 5:21 after a moonsault. Snow gets the win for ECW to give them a 1-0 lead in the series.
Paul Heyman stumbles upon Rob Van Dam stretching in the back dressing room, and approaches him about joining the ECW Revolution. Paul says that the ECW needs Van Dam more now than ever.
RVD tells Paul that he will always have love for him, and the ECW, but he wants to take his career to the next level. RVD tells Heyman that he dreams of one day winning the WWF World Championship, and possibly even headlining Wrestlemania someday. RVD tells Paul that he will always be flying the ECW banner, but that he wants to stay out of the mess that is going on right now. RVD is nuetral.
Paul Heyman tells RVD that he understands. Thanks him for his loyalty through the years, and wishes him the best of luck.
Edge and Christian are shown in the backstage area. The two men meet in the hallway, and appologize about the fight last week. They agree that they need to stick together, and that they should make another run at the Tag Team Championships.
Edge and Christian will vie for a Tag Title on Smackdown!
WWF vs ECW: Best Out Of 7, Match 2(ECW leads 1-0): Jeff Hardy(WWF) vs Saturn(ECW)
Jeff Hardy weathers a rough storm from Saturn, and takes some nasty bumps early on. Hardy uses his superior stamina, and speed to win the match after 7:11. Hardy's victory ties the series up 1-1.
Jeff Hardy gets on the microphone after the match, and tells the audience about how loyal he is to the WWF. Hardy calls out RVD for an Extreme Rules rematch at Summerslam!
WWF vs ECW: Best Out Of 7, Match 3(Tied 1-1): Billy Gunn(WWF) vs Taz(ECW)
Taz gets a massive pop from the ECW biased crowd. Taz tosses Billy Gunn around like a ragdoll with his suplexes. The two put on one of the better matches of the evening, with Billy Gunn getting the victory at 9:01.
Gunn's victory gives the WWF a 2-1 lead over the ECW in the best out of 7 series.
WWF vs ECW: Best Out Of 7, Match 4(WWF leads 2-1): X-Pac(WWF) vs Justin Credible(ECW)
X-Pac squashes Justin Credible to give WWF a 3-1 lead, and one win away from vanquishing Paul Heyman, and his Revolution.
X-Pac gets the microphone and says that he is 100% WWF because the company gave him a shot after the WCW threw him away like a piece of garbage.
WWF vs ECW: Best Out Of 7, Match 5(WWF leads 3-1): Mike Awesome(ECW) vs Steve Blackmon(WWF)
Steve Blackmon is overwhelmed by the sheer speed and power of Mike Awesome. Awesome saves ECW with a win after a powerbomb off the top rope at 5:19. WWF still leads the series 3-2.
WWF vs ECW: Best Out Of 7, Match 6(WWF leads 3-2): Dudley Boyz(ECW) vs Crash & Hardcore Holly(WWF)
The crowd goes crazy when the Dudleyz pull the series to a tie at 3-3 after winning with the 3-D at 9:40.
The crowd goes crazy when the Dudleyz powerbomb Crash through a flaming table after the match. The arena erupts with ECW chants!
WWF vs ECW: Best Out Of 7, Match 7(Tied 3-3): Lance Storm(ECW) vs Chris Jericho(WWF)
Jericho and Storm put on a repeat performance of their instant classic from Smackdown last week. The two men get the crowd completely drawn into the match with some amazingly smooth grappling exchanges.
The referee gets knocked unconscious, and the crowd erupts when Paul Heyman runs out with a chiar. Heyman cracks Jericho in the face with the chair, and the WWF troops come running out.
Kronic, Edge, Christian, Billy Gunn, X-Pac, and Jeff Hardy come running out to help out their fellow WWF wrestler. Heyman's Revolution come to meet them in the isle. New Jack, Godfather, Mike Awesome, Perry Saturn, The Dudley Boyz, Justin Credible, and Al Snow come out and we have a massive ECW vs WWF brawl all around the ring. The fight goes into the ring, and the referee begins to recover.
All of a sudden, Shane Mcmahon's WCW wrestlers storm the ring. DDP, Booker T, Kidman, Chuck Palumbo, Shawn Stasiak, Sean O'Haire, Kanyon(in his Mortis outfit), Chavo Guerrero, and Shane Helms absolutely destroy all of the ECW and WWF wrestlers in and around the ring. The referee rules the match a no contest.
Shane Mcmahon's WCW stands victorious.
WCW World Tag Team Championships: Chuck Palumbo & Sean O'Haire(C) vs The Undertaker & Kane
Palumbo and O'Haire stand up to the intimidating duo, and go to absolute war with them. Taker and Kane take the momentum late in the match, and almost win the belts, but Kanyon comes ringside in his Mortis outfit, and blasts a massive fireball into the face of Kane. Palumbo rolled Kane up for the win after 11:21.
Kane rolled out of the ring in pain, and Kanyon joined his WCW mates in the ring to beat up on the Undertaker. Kanyon, Sean O'Haire, and Chuck Palumbo beat the Undertaker down with chair shots, but the Undertaker rises up in his classic pose. The three men get spooked, and the Undertaker rises up to his feet, and cleans them out of the ring.
The Undertaker goes to do his classic pose for the fans, but he is suddenly attacked from behind with a chair by DDP. DDP goes to strike the Taker again, but all of a sudden Raven runs into the ring. Raven takes the chair from DDP before he can hit the Taker, spins him around, and DDT's his head off.
Raven backs into a corner, and sits down as the Undertaker recovers to his feet. The Undertaker looks down at DDP's unconsious body, and looks back up at Raven. Raven rises to his feet, and extends his fist out to the Undertaker.
The Undertaker gives Raven a fist bump. Raven rolls out of the ring, and dissapears into the sea of crazed fans as they cheer.
The Rock Returns!
Shane Mcmahon comes out to plead with the Rock to join the WCW. Shane reminds the Rock of Vince screwing him over at Wrestlemania, and says that he will be the leader of the WCW.
The crowd explodes with the biggest pop of the night when the most electrifying man in sports entertainment makes his long awaited return to the WWF. The Rock comes to the ring.
The Rock gets in the ring, and stares at Shane for a brief moment as the crowd serenades him with cheers. Shane Mcmahon sticks his hand out to the Rock for a handshake. The Rock looks at it for a second, and then extends his hand. The Rock shakes Shane's hands and the crowd boo's the roof off of the place.
Suddenly, The Rock pulls Shane in, and gives him a devestating Rock Bottom!!!!
The Rock gets on the microphone, and says that he has finally came back to the WWF!
WWF World Heavywieght Championship: Kurt Angle(WWF)(C) vs The Giant(WCW)
The Giant throws Kurt Angle around the ring with furious power. Angle is destroyed, and it looks like we are fixing to have a new champion.
Vince Mcmahon comes down to the ringside area. Mcmahon pulls the referee out of the ring, and knocks him out to prevent the Giant from winning the title. The Giant gets out of the ring, and gets his hands on Vince. He throws Vince back into the ring. Before he can lift him up for a chokeslam, Stone Cold comes out!
Austin takes out the Giant with a stunner! Austin takes out Vince, and Kurt Angle with stunners to end the show. The referee recovers, and rules the match a no contest.
Raw ends with the Philly crowd going crazy for the ECW hero, Stone Cold Steve Austin!
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This week's episode of Smackdown opens up with Shane Mcmahon scolding his WCW wrestlers in the back dressing room because of the way the Rock attacked him on the last episode of Raw. Shane says that they need to protect him from guys like The Rock, and Stone Cold at all costs. Shane brings in his own personal bodyguard. A man that can focus only on protecting his personal safety at all times. A huge man walks into the dressing room, and Shane shakes his hand. Shane introduces former WCW alumni, The Wall(Sgt. Awol, Malice).
Shane's WCW crew welcome the Wall to the fold.
Kanyon(WCW) vs Matt Hardy(WWF)
Matt Hardy comes to the ring with his brother Jeff, and is returning from an injury sustained against Rob Van Dam in an extreme rules match a few weeks ago on Raw. Kanyon comes out in his classic WCW Mortis outfit on.
Footage of Kanyon burning Kane with a fireball flash is shown from the last episode of Raw before the match.
Kanyon wrestles Matt Hardy until Kane comes out 3 minutes into the match. Kane shoots a flash of fire into the face of Kanyon. Matt rolls him up for the win.
After the match Jeff Hardy gets on the microphone to talk about how the WWF is superior to WCW and ECW, and always has been. Jeff says that the Hardy Boyz are proud to be WWF Originals. Jeff says that Matt has already taken out someone from the WCW tonight, and that he wants someone from the ECW tonight!
Jeff Hardy calls out the best that the ECW has to offer. Jeff says that he wants the Whole F'n Show, but WWF IC Champion Lance Storm comes out instead. Lance Storm tells Jeff that ECW isn't only hardcore, but its also some of the best technical wrestlers in the world, and that he will prove it to him tonight! Its going to be Lance Storm vs Jeff Hardy for the IC Title!
Backstage Vince Mcmahon is shown scolding ECW Executive Commisioner Cyrus. Vince tells Cyrus that he needs to do something about having Paul Heyman in their own back yard with a group of ECW alumni claiming a "Revolution". Vince tells Cyrus he better do whatever it takes to get the ECW under control, and gives him the responsibility of ridding the WWF of Heyman's Revolution. Vince tells Cyrus to handle up on the ECW because he already has his hands full with the WCW. Cyrus tells Vince that he needs more muscle in the Quality Control to be able to handle Austin. Vince says that he may have just the man. All of a sudden, Test makes his return, and walks in Vince's office. Vince questions Test's loyalty, and Test tells him that he is 100% WWF. Vince introduces Test to Cyrus, his new supervisor.
Cyrus rubs his hands together with a crooked smile on his face, and then tells Vince that he may need some more help with New Jack and the Godfather. Cyrus tells Vince to give him his favorite hardcore wrestlers of all time, Hardcore & Crash Holly. Vince phones in the Hollys, and they join Cyrus's Quality Control.
Vince ends by threatening Cyrus with his job, and tells him that there shouldn't be any more excuses.
Xpac(WWF) vs Lash Leroux(WCW)
X-Pac squashes Laroux, and talks trash about WCW after the match. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, Diamond Dallas Page comes running up through the crowd, into the ring, and gives X-Pac a nasty diamond cutter out of nowhere. X-Pac is out. DDP removes his WCW shirt, and drapes it over X-pac's body.
DDP gets a microphone, and shoots from the heart about the WCW. He says that the boys from WCW only want the chance to work. DDP says that WCW Wrestlers gave the WWF the competition that they needed, and that competition was the reason why pro wrestling is where it is today. DDP says that the WCW Wrestlers invading the WWF will make sure that it doesn't just come to an end. DDP says he wants the Undertaker because he represents the WWF fans. Page adds that if he beats the Taker, he will earn the respect of the WWF fans, and prove that WCW deserves respect, and a chance to work.
DDP finishes by saying that Raven needs to mind his own bussiness, and stay out of it. DDP says that his battle with the Taker is more important than the entire history of the ECW could ever be. DDP says that the ECW should be happy that they still have a TV show, and a chance to work. DDP says that it's a chance they don't deserve, because the WCW was better than the ECW could ever be.
This brings out Paul Heyman!
Paul Heyman tells DDP that if he wants a fight with the ECW, he's got it, and that they aren't about to back down from anybody, especially someone that broke it big in this industry because he was Eric Bischoff's neighbor. DDP becomes enraged, and challenges Paul Heyman to give WCW the best ECW has tonight. Its going to be WCW vs ECW tonight!
Heyman talks about his big man, Mike Awesome, and how bitter he is about how he was treated in WCW. Heyman says that he and Awesome patched things up, and that the big mulleted monster is on a rampage, and is more driven than ever to get back at the WCW for giving him such stupid gimmicks as The Fat Chick Thriller, and That 70's Guy. DDP says he will lay Awesome out, and the main event is set! It is DDP vs Mike Awesome!!!
WCW Tag Team Championship Match: Edge & Christian(WWF) vs Sean O'Haire & Chuck Palumbo(C)(WCW)
E&C have patched things up since their brief falling out last week, and look great working together against the two WCW monsters. It looks as if they are about to win the belts, but all of a sudden Christian attacks Edge. The crowd is shocked when Christian turns on Edge to align himself with the WCW!
WCW VS ECW: Best Out Of 3, Match 1: Chavo Guerrero(WCW) vs Justin Credible(ECW)
Chavo outclasses Credible to pick up a nice win here after 4:20. WCW goes up on ECW tonight, 1-0 so far.
New Jack and The Godfather are shown arriving to the venue in their black Caddy. The two men approach the arena to make their entrances, and they look like they are all bussiness tonight.
Suddenly, they are attacked in the entryway of the arena by Test, Hardcore Holly, and Crash Holly. Cyrus tells the Godfather and New Jack that they are pure garbage, and not welcome in the WWF. Both men are carried out to their cadillac, and thrown through the front windshield. Test is an enraged bull after slamming both men through the glass. Cyrus joins in with Crash, and Hardcore Holly in an ECW chant to mock them.
Cyrus' WWF division of Quality Control looks strong with Test, Crash, and Hardcore Holly.
WCW Cruiserwieght Championship: Ultimo Dragon(WWF) vs Kidman(C)(WCW)
Dragon and Kidman put on an amazing, high flying, hard hitting, action packed match of the night. The crowd loves every minute of it, and a few WCW chants can even be heard through the crowd at times. The crowd pops when Dragon pins Kidman after 11:09. Both men shake hands after the match even though they represent two different warring factions. The crowd loves it. Ultimo Dragon is the new WCW Cruiserwieght Champion.
WCW vs ECW: Best Out of 3, Match 2(WCW leads 1-0) Shawn Stasiak(WCW) vs Al Snow(ECW)
Stasiak destroys Snow to win the match, and the series after 5:18. WCW sweeps ECW in the best out of 3 series.
The Undertaker is shown arriving into his dressing room. He opens up his locker, and discovers an ECW t shirt signed to him.
The writing on the ECW shirt says:
From your biggest fan, Raven
The people explode when The Rock makes his way to the ring. The "Rocky" chants were deafening as The Rock declared that finally he had come back to Washington D.C.! The People's Champion explained that he returned to the Federation not for Vince McMahon, but for the people! The Rock said he was born in the World Wrestling Federation, would never leave the World Wrestling Federation, and would forever be the People's Champion! He did admit that there was one more reason he came back to the Federation -- to pay back Stone Cold Steve Austin for Wrestlemania X-7, and for turning on the WWF fans to join Paul Heyman's ECW Revolution. The Brahma Bull called out Stone Cold!
Instead of Austin, however, out came WCW Champion Booker T!
Booker said that Rock couldn't just waltz back in and challenge Austin. He said Rock wasn't in Austin's league or in his league. Rock simply held up his hand, and asked Booker, "Who in the blue hell are you?" Booker said that he was the WCW Champion, sucka! Rock reiterated that Booker was the "WCW Champion Sucka," and then thought about that for a moment, and asked Booker what exactly it was that he sucked! Rock then asked Booker his name, and as Booker answered, Rock screamed that it doesn't matter what his name is! Booker said that his name should matter, because he was out to challenge Rock to a match at SummerSlam. Rock was shocked to hear that Booker would be at SummerSlam, and asked if he would just be there in case someone needed their car parked! Rock said he didn't want to wait for SummerSlam -- he wanted to whip Booker's ass in Washington, D.C.! Instead of a Rock-Booker fight, however, Shane McMahon came out to the stage and asked Rock who the hell he thought he was. Shane said that Booker was the WCW Champion, and had twice the talent of The Rock, and unlike Rock, Booker had championship gold. Shane demanded that Rock respect Booker. Shane said he didn't want Rock in the WCW anymore, but he did want a piece of The Rock. The Boy Wonder said he wanted to go one-on-one with the Great One in a street fight this Monday on RAW! Rock said that between Shane wanting a piece of The Rock's ass and Booker being a "Champion Sucka," he wanted to know just what kind of Invasion they were running! Rock accepted Shane's challenge for RAW -- if ya smell what The Rock is cooking!
WWF Intercontenintal Championship: Jeff Hardy(WWF) vs Lance Storm(C)(ECW)
Storm outgrapples Jeff Hardy, and looks to win it until Matt Hardy gets involved. RVD comes out and attacks Matt Hardy on the outside to keep him out of the match. Chris Jericho comes running in, and nails Lance Storm with a steel chair while the referee is distracted. Jeff Hardy pins Lance Storm to win the WWF IC Title!
After the match Rob Van Dam gives Jeff a Van Daminator, kicking the IC title into his face. The crowd loves RVD.
WCW vs ECW: DDP(WCW) vs Mike Awesome(ECW)
Mike Awesome runs through DDP, but DDP refuses to give up. DDP wiggles out of an Awesome Bomb, and drops Mike with a diamond cutter for the win after 6:29. Awesome recovers, and attacks a celebrating DDP after the match. DDP is powebombed over the top rope through a table on the outside. Mike Awesome powerbombs the referee, and then all of a sudden the WCW wrestlers come running out. Kidman, Chavo Guerrero, Shawn Stasiak, Christian, Booker T, Sean O'Haire, Chuck Palumbo, and Hurricane Helms come running out, and attack Mike Awesome. The ECW Revolution comes out(Saturn, Taz, Lance Storm, The Dudley Boyz, Justin Credible, Al Snow, and Raven).
DDP and Raven go strait for each other in the ring, and the WCW wrestlers begin to beat the absolute crap out of the ECW guys.
Out comes the Hardcore Redneck!
Stone Cold(ECW) comes out, but is immediately attacked on the ramp by the wrestler formerly known as The Big Show, the Giant(WCW)! Austin fights The Giant on the stage as ECW gets decimated by WCW in and around the ring. All of a sudden Kurt Angle(WWF Champion) comes out on the ramp! Kurt Angle takes out the Giant with a chair, and gives Austin an Angle slam on the stage! Kurt leaves them out cold, and lets WCW have at the ECW. Backstage shot shows Vince Mcmahon and Cyrus watching the WCW destroy the ECW laughing.
DDP is humiliating Raven in the ring unitl......
The Undertaker comes out! Undertaker takes out WCW! Taker and DDP fight each other toe to toe in the ring swinging wildly furious punches at each other as we run out of time for tonight's episode of Smackdown!
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The Rolling Thunder Review ShinobiMusashi's "ECW: The 2001 Buyout"
There is just so much fucking awesome going on in this fed right now, I don't even know where to begin. I'm going to review your latest full show (Hardcore TV) because I don't think it's fair to just review the RAW and Smackdown! results, but I'll get to that in a second.
Your setup is very good, considering how much you have going on. I know what you're going through. When I have 4 or 5 stories happening at once, I get overwhelmed. You've got 4 or 5 stories happening per show. I can't even imagine how you must tear your hair out at times. I'm really impressed with how well you're keeping this all together, and while I feel overwhelmed now and then while reading your work, it barely takes away from any of the great stories you're telling.
You keep everything very concise, which is something that TMMW is very good at too. The two of you have built upon a style that has been toyed with in Fan Fic over the past year or so (maybe longer, but I wasn't around), and you've executed it very well in this fed. When I write another project, I'm stealing from the both of you. That's your warning.
ECW Hardcore TV
I really enjoy that ECW Hardcore TV is the main focus of this. You could have gone ahead and just written several weekly shows, but instead, Hardcore TV is the place to be. You appear to put more time and thought into it, and it shows.
The RAW and Smackdown! results are good, and progress the story nicely. I don't want to take anything away from those, but I digress.
"..the crowd explodes!"
You say that a lot. I get that ECW crowds have always been rather 'pop-crazy', but try and mix things up just a little bit. It's a small detail, but it gets distracting when you read it 8 times in one paragraph.
I really, REALLY enjoyed Malenko's speech that opened the show. I miss Dean Malenko, I really do. That was pure class and a lot of fun to read.
Whoa, okay...here's something...I totally missed that Quality Control and Terry Funk came out. Be careful using the spoiler tags. I get that you want to keep everything a surprise, but they're getting overused to the point that I completely missed 3/4 of your opening segment until just now. Save them for when it really matters. Or don't, I don't care. I'm just saying what I think.
Kid Kash vs. Anderson was a good match. Not much else to say there.
I'm psyched for the PRIDE fighting aspect you've got going on. I really can't wait to see where that goes. Definitely a cool little twist, or so I expect.
The backstage segment with Rhino and The Sinister Minister was really neat. I'm very curious as to what that guy's up to. Anything involving those guys (Rhino, Dreamer, Sandman, Lynn, etc.) always grabs my attention completely. You've got a very captivating little story happening behind the scenes in the mid-card, which should pay off nicely in the future. Good stuff.
That Amish Roadkill thing was weird. It's pure ECW insanity, which is fine, but meh. Never was a fan of the weird shit they did.
Paul Heyman hacking the show was pretty cool. I started reading it and wasn't really sure what to think, but by the end I enjoyed it. Nice touch, and I can't wait to see how you bring Heyman back.
YOUR MAIN EVENT WAS AMAZING. Start to finish, amazing. I could feel the crowd. Foley cracking Funk with the chair to put him down for the count was just...AUGH! So good. Then all hell breaks loose in pure ECW fashion. It was over the top, but it was GOOD over the top, something ECW was always so good at. By the time Sabu hit the ring and everyone was still screaming for Austin, I was ready to cheer myself. Amazing finish.
Besides the little complaints I mentioned, you blew this out of the water. The show was great, and the RAW and Smackdown! results to follow were as well (The Rock~! You brought him back in such a perfect way; the hero the WWE needs...amazing). You started strong with this fed, and you continue to just build up and up and up. I hope you continue this until you end the story you're telling, because you clearly have a lot of story left to tell.
Re-imagining things that already happened is always tough, but this is a great example of how to do it right. Keep it up.
This week's episode of ECW Hardcore TV opens up with a few messages from our new ECW Executive Commissioner Cyrus backstage in the broadcast booth. Joey Styles is still on assignment in Japan covering the Pride FC Raging Rumble MMA event, and we will have a full report on his experience later on tonight via sattellite.
Hello everyone, and welcome to Extreme Championship Wrestling. My name is Cyrus. I am the Executive Commissioner of this wrestling show, and it was a job that was given to me by a good friend of mine, Mr. Vince Mcmahon. Vince first assigned me to work here in the ECW in 1999 in a deal involving the TNN cable network, the very network that broadcasts fine shows such as WWF Monday Night Raw. I came to this promotion on a mission. I came here to change the ECW. Vince Mcmahon purchased this company in February of this year, and he saved it from a certain death due to poor management. Under the terms of his purchase, he agreed to let the previous owner, Paul Heyman remain in control of the company, for some idiotic reason. Heyman made a lot of big mistakes. He refused to see that there was a need for change here in the ECW.
This is the beginning of a new era here at the ECW. The wild west days of yesterday are over. The chaotic format with no structure to any of the programming, the wild brawls with thumbtacks, chairs, tables, barbed wire, and blood, all of that stuff is long gone. I give you the fans my personal guarantee that the product you see here in the ECW is going to meet the high standards expected of a WWF show.
What you seen last week with Stone Cold Steve Austin coming in here, and pretty much breaking the law by assaulting me, that stuff is over with. Austin has been reprimanded, and he is not under contract with the ECW, so he had absolutely no place on this show to begin with.
There are a few old ECW wrestlers that are putting their careers on the line by fighting for the reinstatement of Paul Heyman. We've already cleaned out a lot of garbage, including the notorious New Jack. He is ancient history around here. Sabu, and Terry Funk are next. These are two guys that are fighting for a lost cause.
My message to you, the fans that have supported the ECW through the thick, and well, the mostly thin times, is that it is time to move on. The WWF is prepared to move this company in a new direction, and if you don't get on board with the changes, you will be left behind just like these old wrestlers that are still clinging to this garbage style. Pro wrestling is supposed to be about athleticism, not blood, and violence. We have an incredibly talented group of young wrestlers that are on the rise, and we are prep.....
The broadcast goes silent all of a sudden. Cyrus is still onscreen, and continuing on with his rant, but the audio is cut off. There is no sound.
After a brief moment of silence, words begin to scroll across the bottom of the screen. It is a message from Paul Heyman, who has hacked into the broadcast!
Paul Heyman has somehow managed to hack into the broadcast, and insert a scrolling message that rolls as Cyrus continues his muted rant.
The words on the screen say:
Attention ECW fans, pay no attention to this dickhead.
The following message is from Paul Heyman.
Cyrus was a mole for the WWF in ECW the entire time he was employed by me. It was no coincidence that he came to me looking for work right around the time we inked the TNN deal. This sorry son of a bitch played a major role in the way the ECW was mishandled on TNN, and even our eventual cancellation. We were never given a chance.
I had no choice but to sell to Vince earlier this year. Vince made promises that he didn't keep, but I'm not going to just let him get away with what he did to me.
I will continue to fight for the ECW in Vince's own backyard. Tune into WWF Raw and Smackdown next week to see my united group of ECW alumni as we fight for the legacy of the ECW, and to bring down the Mcmahon Era of professional wrestling.
Sunday Night, September 2nd live on the ECW Anarchy Rulz pay per view will be the night that we unite and fight to take the ECW back from the WWF. Meet me at the Hammerstien Ballroom in New York, and we will change history!
Heyman's message ends, and the volume is returned to the broadcast just in time for Cyrus to say that he will be our special guest commentator tonight in Joey Styles' absence.
Cyrus welcomes everyone to this week's show.
Our first shot of the arena is of a hot crowd both literally, and figuratively. The fans are chomping at the bit, and blowing the roof off of the ECW Arena with the ECW! chants.
Their chants are interrupted when Rey Mysterio's old school ECW entrance music hits the sound system. The crowd erupts into a thunderous pop when current FTW champion Rey Mysterio makes his entrance to "Sad But True" by Metallica.
Mysterio has won the ECW diehards over with his spectacular, electrifying performances in the ring, including his show stealing performance in the main event of Heatwave.
Mysterio makes his way to the ring without his FTW belt, which was stolen from him in an attack by Chris Candido weeks prior to Heatwave. Mysterio was eliminated from the 6 man tag match at Heatwave due to Candido's wife Tammy "Sunny" Sytch attacking him with an electric tazer during a melee backstage.[/i]
CHRIS CANDIDO! I WANT MY BELT!!!
Chris I got something for you, and your bitch!
The ECW fans have fallen in love with Mysterio, and everyone cheers as he gets out of the ring, pulls out a ladder from underneath the apron, sets it up in the middle of the ring, and climbs up to the top of it.
Rey Mysterio speaks his mind to the audience from atop the ladder in the middle of the ring.
Chris Candido, Shane Douglas, Dean Malenko. You parade around here talking about respect, and you are wearing belts that don't belong to you.
You don't know respect Malenko. You think that title gives you respect, but you didn't win that title like a real man.
Shane Douglas you have the biggest mouth in pro wrestling. You talk about respect, and you talk about how everybody held you down. You held yourself down Shane, and you have become the very thing that you fought against for so long.
Shane you talk about how I'm too small, and how I haven't paid my dues, and you don't have any respect for me because of where I come from, but I've proven myself in the ECW.
Chris Candido you are wearing a title that I earned the hard way. I want my title back tonight.
You said last week that I need to work my way up the ladder to earn a shot at a belt that you haven't earned yourself. Lets hang the belt up, and fight each other in a ladder match tonight to see who the real man is!
I'll climb the ladder up the Triple Threat. I'm going to take out Candido and his bitch tonight. Then I'm going to show Shane Douglas and Dean Malenko what real respect is.
Rey Mysterio challenges Chris Candido to a ladder match for his FTW Title tonight!
Amish Roadkill vs Mikey Whipreck
We return from our brief commercial break, and the Unholy Alliance's Mikey Whipreck is already in the ring awaiting his opponent for tonight's opening match-up. The Sinister Minister accompanied Whipreck to the ring, and stalks the outside with a conniving look on his face.
The fans give Roadkill a modest pop when his entrance music begins to play. Roadkill comes out to Weird Al Yankovich's "Amish Paradise", and is wearing his usuall amish overalls, boots, and hat. Tucked firmly in Roadkill's arms is a live chicken. He lovingly caresses, and kisses the chicken during his walk to the ring.
Cyrus has assumed Joey Styles commentary position this week due to Styles being in Japan. Cyrus surprisingly praises The Angry Amish Chicken Plucker.
You know I've always been impressed with Roadkill. He may be as stupid as they come, and I can't say I approve of his sexual habits, but this young man is the pride and joy of the Lancaster Pennsylvania Amish community. Amish people do everything that we do plus a half. That means if we work an 8 hour day, these people work 12. Roadkill is deceptively strong from a lifetime of backbreaking manual labor, and I respect that.
Whipreck gives up quite a bit of weight to Roadkill, but wastes no time in attacking the bigger man. Whipreck runs into Roadkill with a kick to the belly followed by some pretty stiff closed fisted punches. The referee surprisingly attempts to enforce the open fist rule, but Whipreck ignores him. Whipreck backs Roadkill into the corner with punches to the face, and kicks to the mid-section.
The strikes only slightly daze the big tough Amish monster. Roadkill blocks an incoming punch, and reverses Whipreck into the corner. Roadkill goes to town with a flurry of lefts and rights before whipping him across the ring into the opposite corner. Roadkill follows behind him, and nails him with a vicious corner splash. Roadkill repeats the move back into the other corner, and crushes the life out Mikey Whipreck. Mikey collapses in the corner attempting to regain his breath, but Roadkill doesn't relent. He pulls Whipreck up, scoops him off of his feet, and drops him with a quick, powerful "Dirt Road" sidewalk slam. Roadkill celebrates with the crowd as they applaud his efforts. Whipreck is still fighting to take in a breath of air as he rolls around on the mat in pain. The Sinister Minister seems to be enjoying Roadkill's performance from the outside of the ring.
Roadkill puts Mikey into the position for a powerbomb. He lifts him up with tremendous force, but Whipreck begins punching down on Roadkills face. Mikey blasts away at the big man's nose while up on his shoulders, causing him to lose his balance, and fall backwards to his back.
Mikey pounds away at Roadkill's face with closed fists while sitting on his chest, drawing blood from the Amish man's nose. Roadkill all of a sudden pushes Mikey off of him with unbelievable strength, tossing Whipreck to the side with ease. Whipreck wastes no time in getting up to his feet as Roadkill begins to get up. Roadkill's nose is bleeding down his face, and he wipes it with his hand as he gets off the mat. Whipreck quickly grabs Roadkill by the arm as he rises, and whips him into the ropes across the ring. Roadkill bounces off of the ropes, and Mikey attempts a cross body press, but Roadkill catches Mikey in Mid air. Roadkill tosses Whipreck with a brutal fallaway slam, and Mikey almost rolls out of the ring due to the momentum. Roadkill gets back up, and notices the blood on his face from his nose. Roadkill snaps, and goes berserk at the sight of his own blood.
Roadkill storms Mikey Whipreck, and starts to beat him down across the back with forearm strikes. Whipreck is overwhelmed, and collapses face first to the mat. Roadkill furiously lifts Whipreck up to his knees, and the Minister is loving every bit of this. Roakill pulls Mikey up to a Fireman Carry position, and destroys him with a 3/4 Face-lock Bulldog Drop. Roadkill is bleeding profusely from the nose, and has turned into an animal since noticing his own blood. Mikey Whipreck lays motionless on the mat, and has been completely decimated, but Roadkill doesn't go for the pin. Roadkill ascends the turnbuckles, and delivers his "Amish Bomb" flying splash. The impact of Roadkill's 250+ lb body crashing down onto Mikey is unbelievable.
Whipreck is devastated, and Roadkill gets the pinfall after 4:51. The referee raises Amish Roadkill's arm, and the Sinister Minister gets into the ring with a microphone.
The Sinister Minister:
Very impressive. Young man, you have a lot of untapped potential. You defeated Rhino, and now this impressive victory over a former ECW World champion.
Join us in the Alliance Roadkill. You are a perfect fit, and we could be like a family to you. Join us, and all of your wildest pleasures, and desires will be within your grasp.
Roadkill turns the Minister's offer down due to his strict Amish roots. Roadkill exits the ring, and gets his chicken. Roadkill makes his way back up the ramp to the backstage area talking to his chicken. Just before making his exit, The Sinister Minister mocks Roadkill's Amish lifestyle, and threatens him for refusing to join the Unholy Alliance. Roadkill stops in his tracks, and turns around. Roadkill hands his beloved chicken over to one of the security guards to hold, and storms the ring after The Minister.
Just before Roadkill makes his way back into the ring, he is attacked from behind by the Unholy Alliance's Insane Clown Posse who sprint out of the back. Violent J, and Shaggy 2 Dope beat down on Roadkill from behind, and leave him laying down on the concrete.
The Posse help Whipreck up to his feet, and carry him to the back with the Minister who laughs at Roadkill on his way out of the arena. The Sinister Minister notices the security guard holding Roadkill's chicken, and he snatches it from the man's grasp. The Minister takes Roadkill's chicken with him to the back..
We now join Joey Styles with sattelite footage in Japan filmed after the Pride FC: Raging Rumble MMA event at the Saitama Super Arena on July 29th, 2001.
Good evening ladies and gentleman, I am Joey Styles, and I am here at the Saitama Super Arena in beautiful Yokohama Japan. I was invited here to be a special guest commentator for Kazushi Sakuraba's fight against the young upstart American Fighter Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, and let me tell you that Sakuraba is one of the best grapplers I have ever had the previledge of watching live.
Sakuraba's grappling is on another level. He absolutely destroyed Quinton Jackson with one of the most devestating rear naked chokes I've ever seen in my lifetime. I have been informed by Pride FC executives that Kazushi Sakuraba has solidified himself as the top contender to their new Middleweight Championship Title.
However, Sakuraba made an appearance at the last ECW pay per view Heatwave, and issued a challenge for a title shot at whoever the ECW World Champion is. Sakuraba has an extensive background in the very stiff Japanese pro wrestling scene, and he was trained by the legendary pro wrestling mat wizard, Billy Robinson.
Sakuraba issued the challenge because he wants respect for his country, for his sport, and for Pride FC, an upstart Japanese MMA promotion that is trying to gain an American audience.
The match has been signed, and it will be Kazushi Sakuraba vs ECW World Champion Dean Malenko at the upcoming ECW Arena supercard A Matter Of Respect. Dean Malenko is one of the absolute best technical grapplers in American pro wrestling history, and at A Matter Of Respect he will be representing so much when he takes on this international MMA phenom.
This is one of the biggest matches in ECW history, and one that will have a lot of attention with the Japanese media. It will be Saturday night, August 4th at the ECW Arena in South Philadelphia, and I hope to see you there. Live from Japan I'm Joey Styles for ECW.
Catch Smackdown on Thursday Nights!
We return from our commercial break, and the Triple Threat's entrance music brings the crowd to their feet. "Perfect Strangers" by Deep Purple begins playing throughout the Arena, and the 3 best wrestlers in ECW come out to the ring with 3 of the hottest women in pro wrestling by their side.
Shane Douglas, Chris Candido, and Dean Malenko make their way to the ring with their lovely, vivacious valets, Francine, Tammy Lynn "Sunny" Sytch, and Dean Malenko's new manager, Dawn Marie.
Douglas leads the way, and he has a look in his eyes like he has something serious to get off his chest tonight. Shane pauses halfway down the isle to the ring, and takes a look around the arena at the fans.
Dean Malenko is the humble champion. He makes his slow stride to the ring with his first World Title(The ECW World Championship) firmly strapped around his waist. Dean has brought back the older model belt with the more classy look.
Sunny comes out holding Chris Candido's FTW Championship(which was stolen from current champion Rey Mysterio).
Cut the Music!
First thing is first. Rey Mysterio, you got one thing right my little Mexican friend, I don't have any respect for you. Your a nobody in this bussiness, and the only reason you have these fans around your cock right now is becuase of the way you fly around the ring like some kind of circus freak. What you do takes no skill, no class, and I don't give a shit about you. You are the least of my worries right now. If you want my man Chris "No Gimmicks Needed" Candido in a ladder match tonight, you got it! We're going to finish you off, and show you what a real ECW Champion should look like. You just need to go back to the WWF where you belong, because is sure as hell isn't here in the ECW. Take your Saturday morning cartoon bullshit gimmick to the land of clowns up in the WWF. This is the house that I built! I'm the Fucking Franchise!!
Last week, everyone in this arena made me fucking sick to my stomach when Stone Cold Steve Austin came marching back into the arena, and you people treated him like he never left. Well let me tell you fickle son of bitches something. Austin you need to stay where you belong, because the Triple Threat does not need your help.
Steve Corino! You've been letting my name slip off of your toungue around here for couple of weeks now, and throwing the word "Franchise" around pretty loosely, but let's get one thing strait motherfucker! YOU'RE A NOBODY PIECE OF SHIT!
YOU ARE WALKING DOWN A FUCKING PATH THAT I PAVED MOTHERFUCKER!
Who do you think put in the hard work on this mat to get this company through the toughest of times? I'm the only one that went an hour in the original god damn three way dance with Sabu and Terry Funk, the match that took the ECW from a local piece of shit Philadelphia hell hole into a major league pro wrestling federation. I'm the one that threw down the NWA World Title. I'm the greatest champion in ECW history. WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU STEVE CORINO!?!?!?
The entire concept behind the "Old School Posse" is a pretty cheap way to draw heat around here, and I can't fucking believe that you actually went out, and dug up the old fucking dinosaur, Ric Flair lackey, Arn Anderson.
It looks like Arn went from sucking Flair's dick, to sucking Cyrus' dick. I'm looking around at what is going on here in the ECW today, and it is starting to make me sick to my motherfucking stomach!
Oh, but hold on! It just keeps getting better, and better. We actually have some fucking shootfighter thats going to come in here at A Matter Of Respect, and get a shot at my man Dean's title without even wrestling one FUCKING MATCH?!?! I'm not even going to try to pronounce his name because he hasn't earned an ounce of my respect. I don't give a shit who he beat over in Japan, he's never faced anyone like Dean, and he will be another stepping stone for the Triple Threat at A Matter Of Respect.
Shane's intense rant is interrupted by Cyrus. Cyrus cuts Douglas off when he comes walking out to the stage.
Excuse Me! Excuse Me! EXCUSE ME!!!
Shane, these little rants of yours are just unbelievable. I don't think I've ever seen a man so consumed by himself in my life. If you think I'm going to let you come out here on my show every week spewing this garbage, dropping F bombs, you got another thing coming.
Vince gave you multiple chances Shane, and you did have a legitimate shot at being a someone in this industry.
You screwed yourself Shane, and all you do is blame it on everyone else. I think I've heard enough Shane.
As for my honorable, respectable ECW World Champion, I've decided to make some changes to the upcoming ECW A Matter Of Respect card. I've been watching some of the tapes on this Kazushi Sakuraba fighter, and I'm not real happy about him getting a title shot. I've decided that Dean Malenko will get the night off at A Matter of Respect. Sakuraba will not wrestle Malenko, but instead, I've decided to set up Sakuraba vs Shane Douglas.
Dean Malenko gets the microphone from Shane Douglas, and interrupts Cyrus.
Let me tell you something Cyrus. I'm not the type of guy to run around here running his mouth about the way things are. You have a job to do, and that's fine with me, but I'm not going to let you pick and choose my opponents.
Lets get one thing strait right here and now. I'm not your champion. I don't want your help, and I don't need your help.
Sakuraba challenged me to a match for my title, and thats what I'm going to give him.
Whoa, whoa, whoa Dean. Hold on one minute. I don't think you understand that this Sakuraba man is a completely different kind of monster than what you are used to fighting.
This man has defeated 4 members of the Gracie family. Did you see what this man did to Renzo Gracie's arm? BROKEN!
Having some Japanese fighter run off with my title is just something that I can not allow to happen, no matter how sure you are. I can't be any more happier about having you as champion Dean, but I'm not going to allow you to defend the ECW title against Sakuraba. Lets just say that this is my own little way of "Protecting My Investment".
I'll tell you what Cyrus. You can keep me from defending the title, but this match is about more than this title. This match between me, and Kazushi Sakuraba is about more than gold belts, its about a few things that you know absolutely nothing about.
When I face Sakuraba, it's going to be about honor, pride, and most importantly, its going to be about respect. I'm going to wrestle Kazushi Sakuraba at A Matter of Respect, and there isn't anything you can do to stop me. You need to stay out of my way.
Thats fine. If you want to wrestle for whatever you want go ahead, but you aren't going to wrestle Kazushi Sakuraba with my title on the line.
I've got different plans.
As far as a number one contender to the ECW World Title, I have decided to set up a title match that I think we can really be proud of here in the ECW.
We at Quality Control have been very impressed with the young upstart Old School Posse faction lately, specifically a young man named Steve Corino.
Let me tell you exactly who Steve Corino is Shane Douglas. Steve Corino is twice the worker that you are. This young man has a future unlike you. I have decided that Corino will get the next title shot because he will give us the best match against our proud champion.
It has been set. It will be Steve Corino challenging Dean Malenko for the ECW World Championship at the next pay per view, Anarchy Rulz.
I don't think so Cyrus.
Last week you screwed Terry Funk out of his shot, and I'm not just about to rob him of his rightfull shot at this title. This is the title that Funk helped put on the map alongside Shane. Terry Funk is the #1 contender to my title, and he will be the next person I defend this belt against.
Dean, my man, we are clearly just not on the same page about the direction of this company. Terry Funk is a sad, sad, old man. It's time to let the Funker fade away into the sunset.
I'll tell you what Dean. Lets make a deal. Lets comprimise, and meet in the middle.
Shane likes to bring up the original 3 way dance, and how he helped put the ECW on the map with that match. Lets try to recapture the magic of that original 3 way dance. Lets try to make a new "Franchise". I'll tell you what.
At A Matter of Respect, we will have another 3 way dance with Terry Funk, Sabu, and instead of our tired old vet Shane, I'm going to give Steve Corino the chance to beat the 2 legendary ECW icons. The winner will recieve the title shot at Anarchy Rulz. It is going to be great. It's going to be the official passing of the torch to Steve Corino as the next young Icon. It's time to start making some new memories Shane. Stop living in the past.
Cyrus leaves back to the commentary booth to end the segment. Shane Douglas is overcome with rage due to Cyrus' announcements.
Dont miss Raw Monday nights on TNN!
Back from our break, and Jerry Lynn and Beulah Mcgillicutty are already in the ring.
Beulah gets a microphone, and says that she has not seen, or heard from her husband Tommy Dreamer in 3 months. She demands that whatever is going on comes to an end. She says that the storyline is stupid, and it is starting to scare her. She says that it is time for Tommy to come home. Suddenly, The Sinister Minister appears on the screen in the arena.
The Sinister Minister:
Beulah, my lovely sweetheart. You truly have become the apple of my eye with your stunning beauty. I bet you taste so sweet, and tender.
You know, I don't throw the word Love around very often. There aren't many things in this world that I love, but the one thing that I do love, Hahahahhahahah. I absolutely love the sound of a woman's voice when she is in pain. Hahahahahahahahah!
Beulah, I can show you pain that you never imagined possible. When I close my eyes and imagine my hands wrapped around your fragile little neck, and imagine The sound of you suffering I begin to salivate at the mouth like a rabbid hellhound. There has always been something about the way a woman responds to pure agony that I have always loved.
As for your precious Tommy Dreamer, you don't need to worry about him. You see, Dreamer put his love for this pathetic ECW company over his love for you when he signed my contract. Dreamer and the Sandman put their souls on the line for these fans here tonight, and they lost. I promise you my love, this is no storyline. You see Beulah, the lines between fiction and reality have been blurred. Do you really know what is real?
I'll tell you what is real. Horror.
The horror you will endure at my hands, and at the hands of my Alliance will be unprecedented. The pain that Tommy Dreamer and The Sandman are enduring now as we speak is only the beginning of what I have in store for everyone here.
The Minister ends his promo with uncontrollable laughter. Beulah is frightened into Lynn's arms. Jerry gets the microphone to respond to the Minister's mind games
Listen to me you sick motherfucker. You parade around here hurting guys, putting guys through flaming tables, using thumbtacks, and trying to scare everybody with all of this voodoo bullshit, but I can see right through it.
We aren't going to continue running around here scared of you. This is going to come to an end real soon. I'm calling you out Minister. I'm calling you, and your band of freaks out. Get your boys together, and lets go to war. 1 match. Lets end it. I'll unite all of the guys you have been fucking with for months. I'm talking about Balls Mahoney, Spike Dudley, Super Crazy, La Parka, Psicosis, and Amish Roadkill. Lets have a war, and lets bring this to an end before you end someone's career. No more games, let's end this.
The Sinister Minister:
There isn't an end Jerry Lynn.
You don't understand! This isn't about careers, its about something much bigger than this profession. It's about life and death Jerry Lynn. Its about your soul!
The Minister pulls out a rugged old piece of faded paper that is signed in blood by Tommy Dreamer and The Sandman as he begins to violently laugh. The camera slowly pans back to show that the Minister's Unholy Alliance is behind him.
The segment ends with a wide shot of the entire Unholy Alliance backstage in the boiler room. The Sinister Minister laughs violently as Kimona licks Rhino up the side of his face while he stares into the camera like an enraged bull. Vader stands towering over the Minister behind him with his classic horned mask on. Axle Rotten sits on the floor with his leather jacket starring at his barbed wire baseball bat in the corner of the shot. The APA stand in the background counting their money, and smoking cigars. Mikey Whipreck and Tajiri stand on each side of the Minister laughing along with him, and the Insane Clown Posse are shown in the background munching on fried chicken.
Tonight on the Hotline!
* A former ECW champion is on his way out of the WWF. Find out who, and why, and if they will be showing up in the ECW anytime soon.
* Get the latest update on Juventud Guerrera's injury, and when he will be coming back to the ECW, as well as a full injury report(Chris Benoit/Triple H), and all of the latest updates on the upcoming ECW Arena supercard A Matter Of Respect.
* Get the latest contract updates with former WCW superstars Bill Goldberg, Hollywood Hogan, and Sting. All of this plus the full rundown on last weeks TV ratings, and the upcoming ECW Schedule tonight on the Hotline!
FTW Championship Ladder Match
Rey Mysterio(C) vs Chris Candido
Back to the arena for the main event of the evening, and "Back In Black" by AC-DC hits the P.A. system. Chris Candido comes out with a nerveous look on his face, and the FTW Championship Title strapped around his waist. Chris Candido makes his way to the ring with Tammy Lynn "Sunny" Sytch. The two of them stop in the isle to examine the ladder that is setup for a brief moment.
The two enter the ring, and Candido tells Sunny something that can't be heard. They seem to be going over their plan for the match one final time. The referee attempts to take the FTW belt from Candido, but he refuses at first. After a bit of a struggle, Candido finally gives up the FTW belt, and the referee buckles it up, and raises it high up over the ring.
Everyone in the arena rises to their feet, and begins to make as much noise as they possibly can when Metallica's "Sad But True" begins playing throughout the Arena. Everyone looks towards the entrance awaiting the man.
The fans errupt after a minor pyro explosion goes off near the entrance ramp after the intro to "Sad But True". Mysterio leaps out onto the stage area as the song gets intense, and the fans blow up. Mysterio walks to the ladder set up in the middle of the isle, and climbs up to the very top. Mysterio raises his arms to salute the crowd, and it sets them off one more time. Mysterio tuants Candido and Sunny from atop the ladder before making his way back down, and into the squared circle.
Candido and Mysterio look at each other from across the squared circle before the bell rings. Candido has a look of confidence, but Mysterio's eyes are filled with determination. The camera focuses in on Mysterio's face as he looks up at his FTW Championship title with a passionate look in his face.
The bell rings, and Candido steps out into the center of the ring. Candido extends his hand up to the sky for a test of strength with Rey Mysterio. Mysterio slowly, cautiously steps out to meet Candido. Rey looks Candido in the eyes as he smiles back at him, and extends his hand up in the air to engage in the test of strength. They lock horns, and Candido takes the advantage. Chris uses his strength advantage to overpower Rey to his back, but Rey uses a beautiful bridge to keep his shoulders off the mat. The crowd rallies behind Mysterio, who has apparently developed into THE fan favorite of ECW currently. Mysterio gets a push from the crowd, and manages to fight his way back up from a bridged position to a standing position. Candido torques Mysterio's wrists around until his elbows are in a locked position, and quickly lifts Mysterio up into the air. Chris holds Mysterio in the painful position as long as he can as Rey grimaces in pain due to the pressure put on his elbow joints.
Chris Candido attempts to slam Rey down directly to his back, but as he does, Mysterio uses his legs to catapult Chris over him on the way down. Chris Candido does a full front flip, and lands on his feet. Mysterio simultaneously kips up to his feet, and delivers a lightning fast open palmed smack to Candido's chest. The clap of Mysterio's hand cracking down into Candido's chest echoes through the arena followed by nearly everyone letting out a loud "Whoooo!". Mysterio follows up immediately with another chest chop, and then whips Candido into the ropes. Chris bounces off the ropes, and flies back toward Mysterio with tremendous momentum. Mysterio raises everyone out of their seats when he performs a crisp, fluid tilt-a-whirl head scissor takedown that sends Candido sliding under the bottom rope out of the ring. Candido shows his frustration on the outside as he takes a minute to regain his senses. Mysterio runs to the ropes near Candido, and barely grazes his nose with the leather of his boot with his "619" tiger feint kick. Candido stumbles back a bit, and has a few words with Sunny before re-entering the ring.
Candido gets back in the ring, and they lock up with a standard collar-and-elbow tie up. Candido quickly transitions Mysterio into a bulldog headlock hold. Candido grinds his elbow into Mysterio's ear in an attempt to inflict as much pain as possible. Candido then transitions his way around to take Mysterio's back. Chris wastes no time in lifting Mysterio up into the air, and nearly folding him in half with a powerful German suplex. Candido keeps his wrists locked around Mysterio's waist, and performs 2 more successive German suplexes before breaking the hold, and strutting over Mysterio as he rolls around clutching his back in pain.
Chris Candido props Mysterio up into a sitting position, gets behind him, and grabs both of his arms by the wrist. Chris digs his knee into Mysterio's back while pulling back on his arms, and Mysterio begins to cry out in pain. Chris grinds his knee into Mysterio's back as hard as he can to soften up the young luchador, but Rey refuses to give up. Chris breaks the submission, and stomps down on Mysterio's sternum as he writhes around in pain on the mat. Candido taunts the crowd a bit before propping Mysterio up into a seated position yet again, this time he applies an air tight sleeper hold. Mysterio reaches out for the ropes, but is too far away. Candido chokes the life out of Mysterio as he reaches for the ropes. The crowd continuously rallies behind Mysterio until he finally manages to position himself back to his feet while still in the choke. All of a sudden, Mysterio violently pushes backwards with his legs, and both men go through the ropes down onto the concrete outside the ring. Both men lay motionless on the mat for a brief moment.
Chris Candido pops up first, and favors his elbow, which may have been injured on their way out of the ring. Candido recovers from the pain in his elbow, and begins to kick down on Rey Mysterio's back while he is still face down on the concrete. Chris picks Rey up, and rolls him back in the ring. Candido gets back in the ring, and props Mysterio up in the corner. Chris lays into Rey's chest with furious open handed chest strikes that light up the arena with "Whoooo!"s from the fans. Mysterio's chest is reddened to a dark shade of maroon due to the disgusting chops from Candido. Mysterio is devastated in the corner.
Chris Candido pulls Rey out of the corner, and lifts him up into a delayed vertical suplex. Chris holds Rey up high into the air for a solid 45 seconds, allowing all of the blood in Mysterio's body to rush down into his head. Candido spikes Mysterio down into the mat, and he appears to be out cold. Sunny leaps up onto the mat, and applauds Chris Candido as he does his classic trademark strut. Chris Candido raises the hand sign for the Triple Threat up high with pride. He then gives Sunny a kiss, and looks directly into the camera. Candido says "That was for you Bam Bam!" into the camera, and then ascends the turnbuckles to the top rope.
Chris leaps from the top rope with a flying legdrop. Rey Mysterio rolls out of the way just before Candido lands down across his throat with his leg. Candido agonizes in pain like he may have fractured his tailbone from the impact. Mysterio barely manages to get to the ropes, and pull himself up to his feet. Mysterio falls back down to one knee, and clutches his back. Rey gets back up to his feet, and approaches Chris Candido as he attempts to get up off of the mat. Rey runs up on Candido, and drops him with a bulldog into the mat. Rey pops the crowd when he gets back up, and points over to the ladder. [b]Rey devastates Candido with a "Sit Doctor Bomb" sit gutwrench powerbomb. Candido's head bounces off of the mat like a basketball, and he lays motionless as Mysterio rolls out of the ring after the ladder. The crowd swells in an attempt to rally Mysterio after he collapses to his knees in pain due to his back. Mysterio gets back to his feet, and gets the ladder. Rey folds the ladder up, and heads to the ring as Chris starts to show signs of life again. Just as Rey approaches the ring, Sunny runs up behind him, and rakes her fingernails down his back in an attempt to distract him long enough for Chris to recover. Rey lays the ladder down on the apron, and turns around to get Sunny. The crowd explodes when Rey grabs Sunny by the hair. Rey has Sunny by a handful of hair as she fights to get away. Chris Candido slowly gets up to his feet, and runs towards the ropes. Chris hits a baseball slide driving the ladder into Rey Mysterio's back while he struggles with Sunny. Mysterio gives up his clasp on Sunny, and collapses to his knees in pain.
Chris Candido rolls out of the ring, and takes a brief moment to regain his consciousness. Chris shakes his head, and rubs the dizziness out of his eyes before lifting the ladder up, and smashing it down across Mysterio's back. Rey rolls around on the concrete in excruciating pain. Chris gets back into the ring with the ladder, and opens it up under the belt hanging from the ceiling of the ECW Arena. Chris notices Mysterio recovering on the outside, and begins to ascend the turnbuckles to the top. Chris then makes an amazing leap through the air splashing down onto Rey Mysterio. The fans erupt with chants of "E! C! DUB! E! C! DUB! E! C! DUB!". Mysterio is out cold, but Candido is out as well. Chris is the first to show signs of life, but he holds his elbow like he may have seriously just injured it. Sunny comes running over to them, and begins to help Chris get back up to his feet. Chris struggles to re-enter the ring due to the pain in his elbow. He rolls under the bottom rope, and slowly makes his way to the ladder. Rey Mysterio slowly recovers as Chris Candido struggles to take a few steps up the ladder due to his elbow. Mysterio slowly stumbles his way to the ring, and finally notices Chris Candido halfway up the ladder, on his way to the ECW FTW Championship.
Mysterio fights through the extreme pain in his lower back, and rolls under the ropes in the ring. Rey rises up to his feet, and dropkicks the ladder over while Chris Candido is only a few inches away from the belt. Chris Candido lands down on the ropes racking himself before falling over to the apron, and eventually down to the concrete clutching his groin. Mysterio remains down on the mat due to the pain in his back, and Sunny again attempts to revive Candido to get back into the ring. Sunny nurtures Candido back to his feet, and he stumbles back into the guardrail. Mysterio slowly manages his way up to his feet, and he kicks the folding separators that hold the ladder open. The ladder collapses to a closed position while still propped up on the ropes. Rey quickly bounces off of the ropes on the opposite end of the ring, runs up the ladder, and jumps down onto Chris Candido on the outside with a suicide splash.
The crowd lights the Arena up with the "EC-Dub!" chants after Rey crashes down onto Candido forcing his back across the gaurdrail before both men end up in the lap of the front row. Both men are sprawled out in the crowd as the fans scramble to give them their space, and get out of the way. Both men struggle to recover, and simultaneously rise to their feet. Rey makes his way over the railing first, and makes his way back into the ring. Sunny fights to get Candido up, and back over the railing, and begins to panic when Mysterio positions the ladder in the center of the ring. Mysterio collapses from pain in his back at the bottom of the ladder as Sunny pulls Candido over the railing. Mysterio slowly begins making his way up the ladder as Chris Candido collapses in pain before he can get back into the ring. Sunny begins to panic, and scream as she watches Rey Mysterio make his way up the ladder to the belt.
Sunny leaves Chris laying on the concrete, and gets in the ring. Sunny then pushes the ladder over with Mysterio near the very top of it, just inches away from his ECW FTW Title belt.
Everyone in the arena lets out a collective "OH!" when Mysterio falls down from the top of the ladder to the concrete floor outside the ring. Rey's ankles give out from under him on impact, and he smashes down into the cold concrete. Sunny then gets back out of the ring, and rolls Chris Candido back into the ring. All of a sudden,
Bam Bam Bigelow comes out, and the crowd goes wild.
Sunny screams for Chris to get up as he remains out of it on the mat. Bam Bam sneaks up behind her, and raises her up to her feet with a handful of hair. Bam Bam sets the crowd off when he lifts Sunny up onto his shoulder, and her skirt falls down to reveal her beautiful bare ass glistening in the light. Bigelow then spikes Sunny down into the mat with his devastating "Greetings From Asbury Park" finisher! The crowd erupts, and Sunny is out of it. Chris Candido finally begins to make his way up to his feet, but instead of attacking him, Bigelow goes to the outside to help Rey Mysterio. Bam Bam picks Mysterio up onto his shoulder, and rolls him back into the ring.
Candido notices Sunny laid out on the mat, and checks to see if she is ok. Candido cries out for help while Rey sets the ladder up in the center of the ring. Candido notices Mysterio beginning his way up the ladder, and begins to climb up the opposite side. Mysterio and Candido simultaneously climb up opposite sides of the ladder as the ECW Arena loses it. Bam Bam Bigelow watches from below, and cheers Mytsterio on. Both men reach the top at the same time, and reach up for the ECW FTW Title. The ladder teeter totters around, and both men almost fall over together, but it manages to stay upright. Rey and Chris begin punching each other while on the top of the ladder, and the ECW Arena cheers them on while everyone is on their feet. Rey hits Chris with a hard right hand, and Chris loses his balance. Chris nearly falls backward, but grabs hold of Rey to keep from falling.
Rey nails Candido with repeated shots to the face until Chris finally falls back down to the mat. The fans explode in a massive pop when Rey Myterio regains his ECW FTW Championship Title after 16:59. Rey holds the title up in the air with an incredibly emotional look in his face. He has finally regained his Title.
Chris Candido rolls out of the ring, and drags Sunny out to carry her to the back. As he does Bam Bam Bigelow gets in the ring to celebrate the victory with Rey Mysterio. Bam Bam gets a microphone, and issues a challenge to Chris Candido for the A Matter Of Respect show. Bam Bam says that he doesn't have any respect of Chris Candido or Sunny, and never will. Chris Candido stops just before making his way to the back with Sunny still knocked out in his arms. Candido's lips can be read "You Got IT!". Bam Bam says that the match will not be about respect, its going to be about him kicking Candido's ASS!
Suddenly, Shane Douglas comes out.
Shane tells Bam Bam that its a shame because he used to have tremendous respect for him as one of the best big men in the business, but now he is nothing but a piece of shit. Shane then says that he never had, and never will have any respect for Rey Mysterio, or any of the midget masked luchadores that ditched the ECW back in the day to go to WCW. Rey gets the microphone from Bam Bam Bigelow, and offers Shane Douglas a shot at the FTW title at A Matter Of Respect. Shane Douglas accepts the offer, and guarantees victory. Mysterio interrupts him, and adds a stipulation to the match. If Rey beats Shane, Shane must shake Rey's hand, and tell him that he has respect for him. Shane finishes the show by telling Mysterio that it will never happen!
It's set for A Matter Of Respect tomorrow night at the ECW Arena. It will be Bam Bam Bigelow vs Chris Candido, as well as Shane Douglas vs Rey Mysterio for the ECW FTW Championship. All of this plus Dean Malenko vs Pride FC's Kazushi Sakuraba Tomorrow Night!!!
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Non-Title Match For Respect Extreme Championship Wrestling vs Pride Fighting Championships Dean Malenko vs Kazushi Sakuraba
After winning the title, Malenko has drawn the interest of ECW Executive Commisioner Cyrus. Cyrus claimed to be happy with a classy, traditional wrestler like Malenko as the face of the ECW. Cyrus interfered in Malenko's promised one on one match against Terry Funk on Hardcore TV to ensure his victory. After watching some of the tapes on Sakuraba, particularly the one where he seperates Renzo Gracie's elbow, Cyrus decided he had to "Protect his investment" by making Malenko's match against Sakuraba at A Matter Of Respect a Non Title match. Malenko responded by telling Cyrus that he didn't need, or want Cyrus' help, and that the match will be about more than Gold, but it will be about things that Cyrus knows nothing about. Malenko says his match against Sakuraba is the challenge he has been yearning for, and that it will be about honor, pride, and respect.
Its ECW vs Pride Fighting Championships, its Professional Wrestling vs Mixed Martial Arts, its USA vs Japan, its A MATTER OF RESPECT!
Three Way Dance Terry Funk vs Steve Corino vs Sabu
The winner of this match will get a shot at Dean Malenko's ECW World title at the next ECW pay per view in September, Anarchy Rulz in the Hammerstien Ballroom. Since Quality Control has taken over the ECW at Heatwave, they have enforced standard WWF style rules as the normal rule setting in ECW. Disqualifications and count outs will be enforced. Chokes, and closed fisted striking has also been outlawed. ECW Commisoner Cyrus has given Steve Corino's Old School Posse their full endorsement, and has pledged that this 3 way dance will forever be remembered as "The Night The Torch Was Passed" to Steve Corino as the next big thing in ECW.
FTW Championship Rey Mysterio(C) vs Shane Douglas
Rey Mysterio made his return to ECW at Cyberslam in April of 2001. Rey issued a challenge to Chris Candido for his FTW championship in his debut match at Hardcore Heaven. Rey won the title at Hardcore Heaven after a botched run in from Candido's Triple Threat stable mate Bam Bam Bigelow. On the June 1st episode of Hardcore TV Mysterio defended his title against Dean Malenko, who had also returned to the ECW at Hardcore Heaven to reunite the Triple Threat with Shane Douglas and Chris Candido. Mysterio managed to pin Malenko clean, and offered a respectful handshake to Malenko after the match. Malenko shook Mysterio's hand, but it was only a setup to allow the Triple Threat to attack Mysterio from behind. Mysterio was saved by Bam Bam Bigelow and Terry Funk, who had been fueding with the Triple Threat since they reunited at Hardcore Heaven.
Chris Candido and Dean Malenko defeated Mysterio and Bam Bam in a tag match at Hostile City Showdown in June with help from Sunny. Chris Candido took Mysterio's FTW belt after the match claiming that he was screwed out of it by Bam Bam Bigelow. After Terry Funk embarrassed the Triple Threat in the main event of Hostile City Showdown 2001, the Triple Threat struck back by attacking Bam Bam, Mysterio, and Funk as they each arrived to the ECW Arena together in the parking lot. The embarrassing attack led to Terry Funk calling out the Triple Threat to a 6 man tag against himself, Mysterio, and Bam Bam at Heatwave 2001 in July(with his title on the line). Rey Mysterio became the most popular wrestler in the ECW at Heatwave when he completely stole the show in the 6 man tag match main event. Rey was eliminated from the match by Sunny with a tazer in the backstage area, and Funk would eventually lose his title to Dean Malenko in the match.
The week after Heatwave Candido cut a promo stating that he was the true FTW champion, and that Mysterio wasn't even worthy of a title shot. Candido said that Mysterio still needed to climb a few rungs up the ECW ladder to earn a shot at his title, which was stolen from Mysterio in the first place. In the buildup to Heatwave Mysterio was constantly insulted in Shane Douglas' promos as well. Douglas often critisized Mysterio's luch libre style, and insulted his Mexican herritage. The next week Rey Mysterio came to the ring, and pulled out a ladder. Mysterio set up the ladder, and demanded a shot at his title that evening in a ladder match. Mysterio said he would climb the ladder up the Triple Threat until he gets a shot at Malenko's world title. When Shane Douglas came to the ring in the next segment to cut one of his trademark shoot promos, he disrespected Rey Mysterio by saying that his Saturday morning cartoon gimmick would fit better in the WWF, and that he doesn't have any respect for Mysterio because he hasn't proven himself in ECW. Candido agreed to the ladder match, and the two men destroyed each other. Bam Bam Bigelow ran in to prevent Sunny from intefering in the match, and Mysterio was able to regain his ECW FTW title.
After the match, Mysterio offered Shane Douglas a shot at his FTW title at A Matter Of Respect. Douglas accepted Mysterio's challenge, but Rey added a stipulation. If Shane loses this match he must shake Mysterio's hand, and tell him that he respects him.
Bam Bam Bigelow vs Chris Candido
Chris Candido made his return to ECW on the March 9th episode of ECW Hardcore TV, and promised that he was about to "Get the Boys back together". Candido would make his in ring return in the one night 8 man FTW title tournament at Living Dangerously. Candido would battle his way to the finals to meet Justin Credible, who still had Francine by his side. In the final match for the FTW title, Francine turned on Credible to help Candido win the title. After the match Credible started to spike Franny down into the mat, but she was saved by the return of Shane "The Franchise" Douglas.
On the March 30th episode of Hardcore TV Shane Douglas and Chris Candido attacked Justin Credible during a match against 2 Cold Scorpio. After the attack Shane cut a shoot promo about his role in the history of ECW, and began to talk trash about the ECW Champion at the time, New Jack. Douglas' rant was interrrupted when New Jack stormed the ring for an impromtu match. Douglas dominated New Jack who accepted Shane's challenge to a pure match without weapons. Just before Shane regained the ECW World Title, Terry Funk made his return to ECW. Funk cost Douglas the match, and declared that Shane would never be ECW World champion again as long as he is alive. Terry criticised Shane's attitude towards the fans, and said that the fans were the true Franchise of the ECW. Terry Funk would reluctantly partner with Justin Credible to take on Douglas and Candido at Cyberslam in April.
Terry Funk was suspicious of Credible being the third member of Douglas' new Triple Threat. Credible and Funk were attacked by a returning Bam Bam Bigelow. The Triple Threat was reunited.
Prior to the Hardcore Heaven pay per view in May, Rey Mysterio had returned, and issued a challenge to Chris Candido for his FTW title. Leading up to the match, tensions arose between Bam Bam and Candido after several botched run ins where they accidentally took each other out. In Candido's match against Mysterio at Hardcore Heaven, Bam Bam Bigelow accidentally hit Candido with a chair shot, and Chris would lose his title. Shane Douglas would soon bring in his old friend Dean Malenko to expand the Triple Threat to a 4 man faction, but this did not sit well with Bigelow. Bigelow's heat with Candido hit a breaking point, and he quit the group by attacking Candido.
Bigelow would fued with the Triple Threat by helping Terry Funk and Rey Mysterio, who were bieng targeted by the trio. Bigelow set up a match for June's Hostile City Showdown with himself and Rey Mysterio against Dean Malenko and Chris Candido. In the match, Mysterio would be lured to the backstage area, and Bigelow was completely embarrassed by Candido and his wife Sunny. Candido beat Bigelow, and duct taped his athletic protective cup around Bigelow's face. Bigelow would be further embarrassed by Candido when he was attacked along with Terry Funk and Rey Mysterio in the parking lot of the ECW arena. Bigelow was stuffed into a port-o-potty, and it was knocked over with him inside.
A 6 man tag match was eventually set for July's Heatwave pay per view between Bigelow, Funk, and Mysterio vs the Triple Threat. Bigelow battled with Rey Mysterio against Candido and Malenko to the backstage area. Just when Bigelow had finally gotten his hands on Candido he was attacked by his wife Sunny with an electric hand tazer. Sunny went overboard with the tazer, and Bigelow was electrocuted until he urinated himself on live pay per view.
After being totally humiliated by Candido, he helped Rey Mysterio defeat him in a ladder match on Hardcore TV on August 3rd by spiking Sunny into the mat with a Greetings From Asbury Park before she could interfere in the match. After the match, Bigelow set up a match with Candido for A Matter Of Respect. Candido agreed to the match, and Bigelow told him that it would not be about respect at all, it would be about revenge.
Card subject to change. Also scheduled to appear: Vader, Rhino, Kimona, Jerry Lynn, Spike Dudley, Super Crazy, La Parka, Psychosis, Mikey Whipreck, Axle Rotten, Balls Mahoney, Insane Clown Posse, Yoshihiro Tajiri, Beulah Mcgillicutty, Bradshaw, Ron Simmons, The Sinister Minister, Francine, Sunny, Dawn Marie, and more!
Total Estimated Buys: WWF Invasion: 779,000 ECW(WWF) Heatwave: 295,000 Pride 15: Raging Rumble:67,000 UFC 32: 60,000*
*=UFC pay per view was held in June.
Rob Fienstien and Gabe Sapolsky Get Promotion
The WWF has confirmed that Rob Fienstien has officially been named the chief executive of all home video related merchandise for the ECW. Fienstien's RF video was the previous distrubutor of ECW home videos before the WWF purchased the company. Fienstien's assistant, Gabe Sapolsky has been added to the payroll as an assistant booker to Paul Heyman. Sapolsky has reportedly impressed Heyman with a few of his ideas, and will be brought in as an assistant to Paul.
Jeff Jerrett Negotiating WWF Return
Sources have confirmed that Jeff Jerrett has entered into contract negotiations with the WWF. It is uncertain when Jerrett will be making his return, but sources report that it is unlikely to happen before Christmas.
CZW Calls It Quits
Combat Zone Wrestling has officially folded. The company run primarily in backyards since 1999, and even though they were able to achieve some sort of cult underground success, their failure to find a regular home venue led to their closure. CZW owner John Danzig was reportedly negotiating a deal with the owners of the ECW Arena until the venue was purchased by the WWF earlier this year.
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Really fucking love some of the ideas presented in your take on the Invasion PPV and the 07/23 RAW, especially how you handled Austin. My only qualm is a little too much emphasis on ECW, but considering the context/point of this thread, I can let that slide. I should definitely go back and read more of this. Seems totally interesting.
God damn, if there's one guy who doesn't get his due, it's Cyrus the Virus. One of the most entertaining characters and his time in the commentary booth with Joey Styles was just fantastic on all levels. I loved the entire opening segment and really, how could I not? Already, I feel the passion and personality screaming through my computer screen. It feels like I'm being immersed in that time and reads exactly like something I'd see on my (only) ECW DVD. I'm thinking that this'll be a very good show.
If you ask people what the original ECW was all about, they'll reply that it was about the hardcore style; the blood, the weapons, the blatant disregard for safety. Ask others, they'll mention the great wrestling and the insane moves. For me, it was always about the characters. EVERYBODY had a personality, as different from the last as the next and everybody had GREAT theme songs. In the WWE, Mysterio comes to the ring with 'Booyaka' and gets picked on by average-sized people, making him the underdog. In ECW, he comes out to the loudest Metallica song and calls out the entire Triple Threat. Makes me hyped, can't wait for the main event!
This what I mean about ECW. In the WWE, you get a fat guy on the roster and his gimmick becomes 'big, strong guy who squashed jobbers for a couple of months before being fired', but in ECW he becomes Amish! If you simplify the match, making it fat guy against a chubby jobber by the name of Mikey Whipwreck, you know it's missable... but the Amish Roadkill, lover of chickens against the deranged crash test dummy? I know I keep saying it, but it's all about the characters! So much personality oozing out. A satanic minister kidnapping a chicken ANYWHERE else would be considered WrestleCrap, but in ECW it makes sense and it's even exciting to find out what'll happen next.
It's so great that instead of pretending you're the only company that exists, you're EMBRACING the outside world. It's like when an indy promotion brings in a legendary wrestler as a special attraction. You're not saying that you're any less important than they are, but you're offering a little extra for the fans. I don't know who this guy is, but I think it's cool that you're bringing in that reality element of MMA and pitting it against arguably the greatest technical wrestler in ECW, Dean Malenko. The only better choice for the match would've been Taz, because he has that pseudo-MMA style.
That was pretty much a clusterfuck of a segment. You got the personalities down perfectly. Douglas, the guy who blames everyone but himself; his own worst enemy. Malenko, the fightning champion who, face or heel, is all about the competition. He's a silent fighter, but he'll speak up when he feels the need to. And of course Cyrus, who is nothing if not throwing his weight and authorative powers around, regardless of whether people are taking it seriously or not. I liked how Cyrus had to keep changing the matches around, until he finally settled on a compromise. It shows that he wants to play boss man, but he doesn't have the necessary respect from the boys, least of all the most egotistical stable in ECW. As a negative, it was all over the place and hard to read. I'm not liking the quote boxes, or the fact that everybody gets so many lines before someone else gets their paragraph, then the next person gets a paragraph, etc. It loses the necessary flow and reads like what YOU want them to say, rather than how the segment would act out in real life. Also, you really need to go over your writing and fix up spelling mistakes.
It's kind of crazy just how open the entire ECW locker room is to breaking kayfabe. It's almost like kayfabe is so broken... that it goes right back around and becomes kayfabe again. Does that make sense? I mean, Beulah's talking about the storyline openly, it's all fake, etc. but it just adds into the storyline itself, because you begin to think that maybe the Sinister Minister really has done something bad with Tommy Dreamer and it makes you feel like he's not just some zany, over-the-top character, he really is a demented overlord. James Mitchell sounded so fucking accurate in that promo, I could hear him saying every single word... and then when I realised just how amazing your Unholy Alliance is, I almost shat bricks. Rhino, Yoshihiro Tajiri, Axl Rotten, the Acolytes and you've even got F'N VADER?! Complete with his headgear, that is one badass visual. ECW is well and truly FUCKED. I know that Dreamer and Sandman will return though and beat the ever-lasting shit outta' the Unholy Alliance, though. All we need is Metallica and Alice in Chains to play them to the ring.
Loving the ads, it adds (no pun intended) to the realism of it all. You probably don't have a clue who I'm talking about, but a long time ago a guy came around called Mr. Wonderful who did his own WCW and it remains to this day, my favourite fan fic. You write shows; you review shows, it becomes a process and often it even becomes a chore, but everytime Mr. Wonderful made a new post, I gleefully read it for the pure enjoyment and that's what I'm feeling here. If you suddenly revealed you and he were the same person, it wouldn't shock me for a moment.
I hate to be a prick and I know you probably put a lot of work into the main event, but I've done fan fic for so long now that I can barely get through a match summary, let alone a full match and when you start giving me the technical names of holds and describe the position the wrestlers are in when they go counter-for-counter, my mind doesn't just drift, it goes away on a vacation. Do what you want to do for sure, but I can't pretend I did more than skim it. With that said, I make sure to pick up the general idea of the match and the major things going on during and around it. Unsurprisingly, it's a sloppy spotfest - exactly what the ECW fans would expect. It was all over the place and full of high-risk, unsafe moves that wouldn't be cleared anywhere else. It's crazy to look back and think that they actually decided to use concrete instead of safety mats. What the hell were they thinking? I know it added so, so much to the theme of the promotion, but when you've got a roster full of hungry young guys, you've gotta' ensure their safety.
Bam Bam's out and I only wish I had read your fed before this, because I'd know why Candido and Bigelow are at war. I assume Bigelow was replaced by Dean Malenko in the Triple Threat? Either way, a classic ECW highlight with the poor female getting upskirted to the cheers of smelly virgins, followed by a completely unsafe move to a non-wrestler. I know I'm going back and forth between talking about your ECW and the real ECW, but I remember fondly when Rhino gore'd Mrs. Sandman through a table and of course the infamous piledriver through the table on the outside. No safety mats, just a wooden floor which for all intents and purposes is just as bad as the cold, hard concrete. God damn fantastic promotion.
And god damn fantastic show. You really, really, really know what you're doing here. You know the time period, you know how the shows were structured in real life and you're adding a unique twist on them that only adds emphasis to the greatness. Fantastic show.
When Vince Mcmahon purchased the ECW in February he debuted at the "Rated R" show at the ECW Arena on February 16th in the first ECW show under WWF ownership. Mcmahon came out to open the show with the APA and Tazz watching his back. Vince immediately made his intentions clear that he was going to move the ECW out of Philly to Stamford Connecticut. Vince ordered all of the champions to come out. Amish Roadkill and Danny Doring came out, and were beaten down by the APA. Vince awarded Roadkill and Doring's tag team titles to the APA. Next came the ECW champion Rhino. Rhino was beaten by the APA and choked out by Taz. These actions brought out Paul Heyman. Paul said that this type of takeover was not what he promised Paul when they were negotiating the deal. Vince, Tazz, and the APA attacked Paul Heyman. Paul E. was saved when Tommy Dreamer, the Sandman, and Rob Van Dam came running out. Dreamer, Sandman, and RVD cleared the ring, and took the titles back from Vince. Paul awarded Dreamer and Sandman the tag team titles, and RVD the World title for their loyalty to the ECW in the darkest of times. The APA would eventually come out and beat Dreamer and the Sandman for the tag titles later in the evening. RVD would defeat Rhino to become undisputed ECW World Champion in the evening's main event.
Eventually a deal was made for the March 11th Living Dangerously pay per view. A Wargames match was set between Paul Heyman, Tommy Dreamer, Rob Van Dam, and the Sandman vs Vince Mcmahon, Bradshaw, Ron Simmons, and Tazz. If Heyman's team won Vince would have to give absolute total control of the ECW to Paul Heyman, and will be banned for life from ever appearing in ECW again. If Vince's team won, Paul would be released from his contract as ECW Executive Commissioner, and the ECW will be moved to Stamford Connecticut to be the developmental federation for the WWF. During the match, RVD shockingly turned on Paul Heyman. RVD accepted an offer from Mcmahon to join the WWF, but New Jack would make a surprise run in. New Jack attacked RVD and Vince Mcmahon, allowing Paul Heyman to pin Vince for the win(New Jack simultaneously pinned RVD even though he wasn't officially in the match). Heyman awarded New Jack the ECW World Championship after the match as a thanks for saving the ECW.
The Sinister Minister James Mitchell was right there to pick up the pieces of the wreckage. The Minister first formed the Unholy Alliance in 2000 with Yoshihiro Tajiri and Mikey Whipreck. He expanded his Alliance after Mcmahon's attempt at a hostile takeover failed. The Minister first recruited Rhino after promising to help him regain his ECW World Championship. Next he recruited The APA. The APA feared Mcmahon's punishment for losing the match at Living Dangerously, and decided to take the Ministers job offer instead of returning to the WWF.
The Sinister Minister became increasingly obsessed with the supernatural as his Alliance grew. In the spring of 2001 the Minister continued to attempt to expand the Unholy Alliance. First he attempted to recruit Super Crazy. Crazy was spooked by the Alliance's demonic presence, and turned down the offer. The Alliance destroyed Crazy as punishment. Next they attempted to recruit La Parka and Psychosis during a match. Both luchadores turned down the offer, and were mercilessly beaten as a result. The Alliance then offered spots in their "Dark Family" to Balls Mahoney, Spike Dudley, and Jerry Lynn. Each man turned down the Minister, and became targets of the Alliance's cruel, and Sadistic behavior.
In the weeks leading up to Living Dangerously The Alliance tormented Jerry Lynn, La Parka, Psychosis, Spike Dudley, Super Crazy, and Balls Mahoney for refusing their offers join them. Jerry Lynn and Super Crazy were eliminated from the FTW title tournament due to interference from the Alliance. Balls, Spike, and Super Crazy set a match against the Alliance for Living Dangerously. In the match, the Alliance debuted their most lethal weapon. The man they call Vader made his ECW debut at Living Dangerously to help the Unholy Alliance destroy anyone who opposses them. Jerry Lynn would get revenge on the Alliance at Living Dangerously by interfering in Rhino's FTW Title tournament semi finals match vs Chris Candido. The Alliance brutally attacked Jerry Lynn after the match. La Parka and Psychosis came to help Jerry Lynn, but were also attacked. La Parka was soaked in a flammable liquid, and set on fire.
After Living Dangerously, the Alliance grew to tremendous strength. The Minister recruited Bradshaw and Ron Simmons, who would continue to feud with Sandman and Dreamer over the ECW tag team titles. The Minister also used Balls Mahoney's longtime best friend Axle Rotten to try to recruit the chair swinging freak. Balls Mahoney refused to join the Alliance, and would engage in a brutal war with his former tag team partner. Tajiri and Mikey Whipreck defeated Super Crazy and La Parka in a tag match at Cyberslam. Crazy and La Parka were beaten after the match, but Balls would come to their rescue with his trademark chair. Axle Rotten would come out and burn Balls with a fireball to the face. The next week, the Alliance called out Tommy Dreamer and the Sandman, who had targeted the APA for the ECW tag team titles(they feared the belts would be taken to the WWF, and defaced). The Sinister Minister threatened to burn down the ECW Arena with everyone in it if Dreamer and the Sandman didn't join his Alliance. Dreamer and the Sandman caned the Minister down, but where destroyed by the Alliance. Jerry Lynn, Spike Dudley, Super Crazy, La Parka, Psychosis, and Balls Mahoney came out, and a wild brawl was on. The Alliance destroyed all 8 men, and devastated Spike Dudley by putting him through a flaming table.
Weeks prior to Hardcore Heaven The Minister convinced Dreamer and the Sandman to sign a contract in order to get a shot at the ECW Tag Team titles they so desperately wanted. The contract was signed in blood, and guaranteed the Minister Dreamer and Sandman's souls if they failed to win a Stairway To Hell match against the APA at Hardcore Heaven. Hardcore Heaven was the turning point for the Unholy Alliance. Axle Rotten defeated Balls Mahoney in a Taipei Death Match. The two former brothers cut each other to shreds as the Minister enjoyed every second of it like the sick freak that he is. Rhino would defeat Jerry Lynn, but another sweeping battle would develop after the match with Super Crazy, La Parka, and Psychosis against Tajiri, Whipreck, and Rhino. The Insane Clown Posse would make their ECW return to help the Alliance take out Crazy, La Parka, and Psychosis. Later on at Hardcore Heaven Vader almost killed Spike Dudley in a David vs Goliath match. Spike was powerbombed through yet another flaming table after the match.
In the Stairway to Hell match at Hardcore Heaven, the Sandman and Tommy Dreamer were decimated by the APA. Both Dreamer and the Sandman were placed inside a casket at ringside after the match. The casket was pushed to a remote area in the Arena and set on fire. The casket was burned until nothing remained, and the Sandman and Dreamer have disappeared without a trace.
Throughout the spring and early summer the Unholy Alliance tormented Jerry Lynn, Super Crazy, La Parka, Spike, Psicosis, and Balls Mahoney by burning them, beating them, and abusing them with anything from barbed wire to thumbtacks. Vader destroyed anything and everything that got in his way, including winning a handicapped match against Psychosis, Spike, and La Parka with ease. The APA dominated the entire ECW tag team division from February until August defending their title a total of 5 times, including the absolute destruction of Guido & Mamaluke(FBI), Doring & Roadkill, Dreamer & Sandman, Super Crazy & Psicosis, and Vito & Johnny the Bull(FBI).
At Heatwave Vader defeated Jerry Lynn in an Immolation style Inferno match by powerbombing him through a flaming table. The Unholy Alliance destroyed Jerry Lynn after the match, but as usual Balls, Spike, Super Crazy, La Parka, Psicosis all came to Lynn's aid, and again where overwhelmed by the Alliance. All of the men were beaten, and piled up on top of each other in the center of the ring. The Minister doused the men in gasoline, and started to set a human bonfire to flames before Beulah Mcgillicutty made her surprise return to ECW. Beulah stormed the ring, and filled it with smoke from a fire extinguisher to make the save.
The week after Heatwave Rhino began to grow frustrated with his spot in the Alliance. He threatened The Minister due to him not coming through on his promise to return the ECW title to his waist. The Minister responded to Rhino's rampage by offering him a different prize. A woman. The lovely Kimona made her return to ECW, and was offered to Rhino by the Minister. Rhino gladly accepted the Minister's offering, and remained loyal to the Minister's demented family.
That same evening Beulah came to the ring with Jerry Lynn, and demanded to know where Tommy Dreamer(her husband) is. She broke kayfabe, and demanded that the angle come to an end, and that it was all done in bad taste. The Sinister Minister responded by telling her that he has blurred the lines between reality and fiction. He displayed the contract that Dreamer and the Sandman had inked with their own blood, and he told her that the only thing that was real anymore was the pain he wanted to inflict on her. The Minister's freakish family of monsters have proven to be unstoppable in their quest to consume the ECW from it's innards. The lovely Beulah has become the Minister's most recent obsession upon her return, and he has promised to introduce her to an unimaginable agony beyond what is comprehensible to the human mind.
The Unholy Alliance will be at A Matter Of Respect, and the Minister has promised to open the gates of true Horror upon the ECW.
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The Rolling Thunder Review ShinobiMusashi's "ECW: The 2001 WWF Buyout"
Time to get schooled, ECW-style.
Your knowledge on this subject astounds me, to say the least. I used to think of myself as a pretty big ECW fan, but that was before I actually met an ECW fan. I got into the company about a year before Rob Van Dam's epic Television title run (sometime in '97, in the midst of Lawler's 'Extremely Crappy Wrestling' angle), so I'm somewhat unfamiliar with some of the stories and characters you refer to that happened before that time. I realize this takes place in 2001, but you know what I mean.
Cyrus The Virus...UGH. Hate him, but love how you use him. Also loving Heyman's videos and rants. THIS is the kind of Invasion I wanted to see, even though something like this could never happen back then, or ever really.
Mysterio's segment would have been rather dull had you not had him sit atop the ladder. That was the extra touch that took that segment from "meh" to "great".
Never been a fan of Roadkill, even though he is talented. The only thing I enjoyed out of this entire segment was the match itself, which was good. This is where ECW got too weird for my tastes.
Sakuraba vs. Malenko could not have me more excited. I like how you're hyping this match with Joey Styles in Japan, the posts you made in the Fed Thread, everything. It's all awesome, and it all has me uber-excited.
Tammy Lynn Sytch...DROOL. ECW always prided themselves in their blatant sexism, which in a way, made it good. At least they came right out and said "Yeah, these women are choosing to be objects and we're making that happen. Shut the fuck up about it."
Malenko bringing back the old style belt is the icing on the cake in an otherwise good segment. No complaints here. Good set up for the Triple Threat #1 Contender's match too. That match is going to be unreal, I can tell already.
...alright, the Unholy Alliance just got a lot more interesting. Where the fuck is this going? I HAVE TO KNOW, DAMN IT.
Ladder match time! And this one delivered, although I have one major complaint: how the HELL did Rey Mysterio's legs not shatter into a million pieces when he fell off the ladder and landed on the concrete? I've been blasted for suspending realism too much in my matches before, and the same needs to happen here, because that was honestly rather ridiculous. Rey Mysterio would've broken into a million pieces on that spot and been done with wrestling forever, not get up and win the belt.
Otherwise, the match was enthralling. Incredibly well-written and organized, as to not confuse the reader. Bam Bam's spot with Sunny was awesome too, and the aftermath setting up the matches and hyping the PPV were spot on.
Final shows before pay-per-views are often harder to write than the PPVs themselves. The PPV is the climax, the place where stories end and new ones begin, and are a lot of fun to write. The show before the PPV, however, is a fucking bitch most of the time. You have to keep interest at a peak, build hype more than any other show, and deliver with each and every segment in order to make the reader want to plow through an entire PPV (which is no easy task for anyone).
You did a great job here, and aside from one major complaint with the ladder match, you nailed it.
August 25th, 1995. Eddie Guerrero and Dean Malenko had just finished battling to their fourth 30 minute time limit draw, and their final of nine classic matches in ECW before taking it to Nitro a few months later. Dean gave an emotional speech stating that no matter how far he goes in wrestling, he will always love and remember the ECW fans, and will always be an ECW fan himself. Emotions ran high for the fans and Malenko as he bid his farewell, and headed off to WCW.
Dean Malenko arrived to WCW in 1995, and helped put their cruiserwieght division on the map with his technical skills, and incredible ability to work great matches night after night. Dean won 4 Cruiserwieght championship titles, 1 United States championship, and was ranked #1 in the PWI 500 for 1997, but like the rest of the incredibly talented WCW Cruiserwieght division, he hit a glass ceiling due to his small size. Dean was never allowed anywhere near the main event picture, or the WCW World Heavyweight Championship even though he was arguably the best technical wrestler in the company.
In the summer of 1999 Dean united with his former ECW Triple Threat stable mate Shane Douglas from the ECW to form The Revolution in the WCW. Shane and Dean brought in Chris Benoit and Perry Saturn, and the group fought for respect. At the heart of it all, Dean only wanted a chance to wrestle for a world title. The opportunities that Dean had fought for with Shane had slipped even further away when Vince Russo was hired to be head booker for the WCW in 2000. Dean Malenko knew his time was running out, and a shot at a world title seemed even further away from him than ever. Dean(along with Benoit, and Saturn, leaving Douglas high and dry solo) was talked into jumping ship to the WWF in 2000 by his old rival Eddie Guerrero. Dean, Saturn, Benoit, and Eddie debuted in the WWF together as the Radicals. It wouldn't take long though, and Malenko would be right were he was in WCW, stuck in the fledgling lightweight division feuding with the likes of Scotty 2 Hotty. By the start of 2001 it was becoming evident that Malenko was going to have to retire without ever knowing what it felt like to have a World Title strapped around his waist. That was something that did not sit well with the 22 year veteran, and Malenko would become bitter in his personal life away from the ring.
Malenko would receive one more chance. Shane Douglas would return to the ECW in March of 2001, and promised to get the boys back together. Two months later at Hardcore Heaven in May, Dean Malenko made his shocking return to the ECW, and aligned himself with Shane Douglas, and Chris Candido as the reunited Triple Threat.
Something about Dean was different during his first couple of months with the Triple Threat in the ECW during the spring of 2001. Dean displayed a vicious, ruthless, bitter attitude as the Triple Threat targeted the champions of ECW(Terry Funk, and Rey Mysterio), as well as Bam Bam Bigelow who had quit the group upon Malenko's arrival due to friction with Chris Candido. The Triple Threat feuded with Bam Bam, Funk, and Mysterio who had aligned to help each other fight. At the June ECW Hostile City Showdown card, Dean and Chris Candido defeated Rey and Bam Bam in a tag match. Before the match, Dean gave an uncharacteristically bitter speach about how the Triple Threat was a family that demanded respect. During the match, Malenko battled with Rey Mysterio out into the parking lot, where Mysterio was run over by Shane Douglas in a truck. Dean and Shane tossed Mysterio into a back ally beaten and bloodied, and Bam Bam Bigelow was embarrassed in the ring by Candido and Sunny. Terry Funk would get revenge in the main event by completely embarrassing Shane Douglas, and the Triple Threat. Funk defeated Douglas in a match for the ECW World Title, and due to a stipulation, Douglas would never get another shot at the ECW title for the rest of his career.
The Triple Threat struck back with furious vengeance. Funk, Mysterio, and Bigelow were attacked in the parking lot by the Triple Threat during an episode of ECW Hardcore TV. Candido stole Mysterio's FTW championship, and Bigelow was put inside a port-o-potty before it was knocked over by Chris Candido. The next week Terry Funk called out all 3 members of the Triple Threat, and singled Malenko's uncharacteristic behavior out. Funk told Malenko that he had lost a lot of respect for Dean, and that he needs to channel his frustration into returning to the world class technician that we all know he can be. Funk called the Triple Threat out to a 6 man war to settle the score at Heatwave between the Triple Threat vs Bam Bam/Mysterio/Terry Funk. Shane insisted that Funk put his title on the line in the match in an attempt to get one more shot at the title he helped establish.
At Heatwave, Rey Mysterio took on all 3 members of the Triple Threat one by one, but the match got out of hand. Rey and Bam Bam brawled with Dean and Candido to the backstage area, leaving Funk to fight Douglas one final time one on one. In the back, Sunny used a tazer to eliminate Rey Mysterio and Bam Bam, leaving both of them unconscious backstage. Dean and Candido returned to the ring, and Terry Funk was left to fight off the Triple Threat by himself. Terry took out Shane Douglas and Candido, but eventually succumbed to fatigue, and the loss of too much blood. Funk was overwhelmed by Dean Malenko, and passed out in the Texas Cloverleaf. Dean Malenko had finally won his World title. The ECW World title. Dean promised Funk a one on one shot at the title, and an emotional celebration with the Triple Threat closed the show.
Weeks prior to Heatwave, the WWF reached an agreement with Dream Stage Entertainment, the owners of the Japanese MMA promotion Pride Fighting Championships(Pride FC). The deal would include a cross promotion between Pride FC, and the WWF's ECW brand in an attempt to boost pay per view revenues for both companies. The start of the deal was at Heatwave when Joey Styles conducted an interview with Pride FC's popular, charismatic color commentator Bas Rutten(former UFC Heavyweight Champion in 1999), as well as their most popular fighter, Kazushi Sakuraba(2000 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Fighter Of The Year, as well as Fight Of The Year vs Royce Gracie). Rutten translated a message from the Japanese grappling phenom. The message was a respectful challenge to the ECW to give him a shot at the World Champion at A Matter Of Respect.
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The ECW Arena has been taken hostage by the breathtaking summer humidity in the air tonight. Despite the unbearable conditions, the Arena has sold out for tonight's show. Joey Styles greets us from the center of the ring with a smile from ear to ear in our opening shot. The faithful diehards in attendance adamantly hammer their fists along as they chant.
Hello everyone, and welcome to the infamous ECW Arena in beautiful South Philadelphia! Welcome to A Matter Of Respect 2001!
I am Joey Styles, and I will be your host for this evening. At this time, allow me to introduce my special guest commentator for tonight's show. He is one of the most extreme fighters in the history of MMA. Ladies and gentleman, I present to you, the former UFC World Heavyweight Champion, and the current color commentator for the Pride Fighting Championships in Japan, Mr. Bas Rutten!!!
Bas Rutten comes out, and enters the ring with Joey Styles. Rutten greets the fans, and Joey hands him a microphone.
Hello Joey Styles. You know, we had a lot of fun when we were in Japan, and I am very happy that you invited me to be here with you again in ECW tonight. I'm very excited about tonight's show Joey, because tonight it is all about Respect. Respect is something that has always been very important to me as a martial artist, and I.....
Bas is interrupted suddenly when ECW Executive Commissioner Cyrus makes his way out from the back with his Quality Control division ? (Stevie Richards, Bull Buchanan, and Danny Doring). The fans immediately shower Cyrus with nothing but hatred. Full drinks fly through the air in his direction as he makes his way into the ring with his microphone.
Just what in the hell do you think you are doing Joey Styles?
I was not informed of, nor did I authorize any such special guest announcer for tonight's show.
Cyrus pauses while the fans interrupt him with deafening chants. Joey Styles can barely be heard through the chants telling Cyrus that he personally invited Bas to tonight's show.
FUCK YOU CYRUS!(clap..clap..clap-clap-clap), FUCK YOU CYRUS!(clap..clap..clap-clap-clap), FUCK YOU CYRUS!(clap..clap..clap-clap-clap)
Are you finished? Are you done?
You know you can leave it up to these stupid ECW fans to chant something like that on a night that is supposed to be about respect. Classic, traditional reaction from these morons.
As for you Joey Styles, I'm going to allow your friend to do the broadcast with you tonight, because I want him to see first hand that the ECW is better than Pride FC. Dean Malenko will destroy Kazuki Sakibaba, or whatever the hell his name is, and you my friend will be sent back to Japan with your tail between your legs.
If you people actually think you can just walk in here to MY wrestling show, and carry yourselves around like you are some type of bad ass. Let me tell you something right now Bas Rutten. You can go sit at the broadcast booth with our resident bitch, Joey Styles, and see how we do things around here.
Go ahead. Carry your pathetic ass to the back, both of you. Right now.
Bas Rutten grows angry. The fans begin to violently chant.
KICK HIS ASS! KICK HIS ASS! KICK HIS ASS! KICK HIS ASS! KICK HIS ASS! KICK HIS ASS!
Bas looks at Cyrus like he is about to attack him as Bull Buchanan and Danny Doring get in between them. Joey Styles tells Bas to ignore him, and to head to the back with him to start the show. Bas reluctantly backs down, and exits the ring with Joey Styles. The two men assume their broadcast positions for tonight's show.
That's right. Carry your ass to the back, and enjoy the show.
As for the rest of you pathetic, loud mouthed, welfare drawing, basement dwelling, sheet reading, Internet nerds, I've got some reminders to make before we start my show.
Lets not forget about the rules that are to be in place for this event. All matches tonight will be contested under traditional WWF rules. Count-outs, disqualifications, and traditional wrestling rules will apply to this entire show. You are not going to see any tables broken. You are not going to see any wild weapon brawls through the crowd.
Tonight, we celebrate our new beginning by passing the torch to the next generation. Tonight we celebrate our new beginning by competing in pure wrestling matches that we can be proud of. Matches that the head office in Stanford Connecticut can be proud of.
Ladies and Gentleman, I proudly present to you:
A MATTER OF RESPECT 2001!
The Original ECW Theme song begins playing through the arena, and the opening highlight intro begins. Highlights are shown of the incredible A Matter Of Respect 1996 event, with clips of Sabu and Rob Van Dam putting on one of their absolute best matches. Clips of Chris Jericho and Mikey Whipreck's highly underrated match from A Matter Of Respect 96 are shown next. More clips from the 96 event are shown, including Shane Douglas battling 2 Cold Scorpio in his absolute prime, and Tommy Dreamer and the Gangstas brawling with Brian Lee and the Eliminators all over the ECW Arena.
The opening highlights then show clips from the second A Matter Of Respect in 1998. Jerry Lynn and Justin Credible are shown in their show stealing opening 2/3 falls match. Bam Bam Bigelow is shown decimating Al Snow with a Greetings From Asbury Park. The clip ends with Tommy Dreamer, The Sandman, and Spike Dudley taking it to the Dudley Boyz in a Stairway To Hell match.
Tonight in the ECW Arena......
It truly is......
A Matter Of Respect!
Wow! Joey, that is your boss? You got to be fucking kidding me. You know, he seems like a real asshole.
Yeah, he is a real piece of work. You know I really appreciate you keeping a cool head in there. You could have gotten me into some serious trouble.
Well, its like I was trying to tell you in the ring Joey before I was interrupted. Respect is something that has always been very important to me. I have a tremendous amount of respect for any pro wrestler that puts his body on the line night in, and night out like some of these guys you have here in the ECW. I'm looking at tonight's card, and I'm very excited about the show tonight, because the theme of the show is Respect. I really like that, and I absolutely can not wait for the main event between Kazushi Sakuraba and Dean Malenko.
The excitement in the arena tonight for Malenko vs Sakuraba is unbelievable Bas. I've been here for 8 years, and this is absolutely one of the most anticipated matches in the history of the ECW.
We also have an amazing undercard in store for us tonight, and Respect is the theme for the show, however, our opening match is not going to be the respectful, sporty type of wrestling match that the Japanese press is here to cover in our main event. This upcoming match between Bam Bam Bigelow and Chris Candido is a long time coming, and these two men have made it very clear that this match will not be about respect, this match will be about revenge.
Back in Black hits the P.A. system, and Sunny comes out to lead Chris Candido to the ring. Sunny drives all of the sweathogs in the arena wild when she bends down low to climb through the ropes. Candido acts like she gave him a heart attack before hitting his trademark strut down the apron.
The crowd rises to their feet when "Welcome To The Jungle" begins playing for Bam Bam Bigelow's entrance. The Beast From The East storms the ring like a madman, and the fans love it. Bam Bam runs under the ropes, and Candido immediately jumps to the outside to avoid him. Bigelow pops the crowd when he bangs on his chest, and raises his arms in the air.
Candido will not get in the ring with Bam Bam. He jumps up on the apron to get back in the ring, but as soon as Bam Bam approaches him, Candido leaps back down. Bam Bam taunts him from inside the ring, and this causes Candido and Sunny to act like they are leaving the arena. As they make their way back to the dressing room, Bigelow quickly jumps out of the ring, and chases after them.
Candido disappears to the back, but Bigelow is hot on his heels. They disappear for a brief moment, but Bigelow comes back out dragging Candido to the ring by a handfull of hair. Sunny comes running up on Bigelow from behind, and she jumps on his back and begins to claw his eyes out. Bigelow releases Candido, and tries to get Sunny off of his back. Candido takes advantage of the opening, and lands a low blow on Bigelow, dropping him to his knees.
Candido takes Bigelow to the ring, and rolls him in under the bottom rope. Bigelow is whipped into the corner, and Candido lays into his chest with some disgusting sounding knife edged chops. Everyone in the crowd responds to each chop with a resounding "WHOOOO!". Candido has the best chops in the game, and Bigelow's chest is devastated by them. Candido follows them up by climbing up to the second turnbuckle, and punching down on Bigelow's face with a flurry of strikes.
Candido then attempts to whip Bigelow in the opposite corner, but Bigelow reverses. Candido crashes into the corner with sickening force. Bigelow follows Candido, and smashes him with a splash in the corner. Bam Bam tears into Candido in the corner with a series of heavy elbow strikes before hip tossing him out of the corner down to his back on the mat. Bigelow pulls Candido up to his feet, and hammers him with a stiff headbutt that sends him flying back down to his back. Bam Bam pulls Candido back up to his feet, and sends him into the ropes. Candido springs off of the ropes, and Bigelow sends him airborne with a back body drop. Candido flies up into the air before crashing down onto his back. Bigelow then devastates Candido with a splash that nearly crushes him. Bigelow tries to pin Candido, but Sunny jumps up onto the mat. Bigelow immediately gives up the pin, and scares Sunny back down off of the apron when he stands up and approaches her.
Bam Bam threatens Sunny from inside the ring. Sunny taunts him, and he decides to go out of the ring after her. Bam Bam slowly lumbers towards Sunny as she frantically runs away from him around the ring.
As Bam Bam threatens Sunny on the outside, Chris Candido recovers to his feet in the ring. Candido clutches at his back, and shakes the dizziness out of his head before nailing Bigelow with a slingshot splash over the top rope. Both men are sprawled out on the floor as the referee begins to count them both out. Candido and Bigelow begin to simultaneously recover to their feet. Bigelow whips Candido into the steel guardrail, and rips up the protective mats to expose the cold concrete floor. Bam Bam picks Candido up, and spikes him down on the concrete with a piledriver. Candido is out cold.
The bell rings.
Bigelow and Candido have both been counted out. The crowd comes unglued. Bigelow looks up at the referee with a look of disbelief as Candido lays motionless on the concrete.
Bigelow gets back into the ring, and asks the referee what the hell is going on. The skinny, frail referee tells Bigelow that the match is over due to a double count-out. Bigelow loses it. The crowd erupts when Bigelow picks the referee up onto his shoulder, and spikes him with his Greetings From Asbury Park! The fans lose it.
Bigelow gets back out of the ring to go after Candido. Sunny taunts Bigelow again, and Bigelow goes after her. Sunny runs back towards the back dressing room to give Candido some time to recover. Bigelow chases her halfway down the isle to the back before giving up, and returning his attention to Candido, who has recovered to his knees.
Bigelow re-engages in a brawl with Candido. Candido is thrown over the guardrail by Bigelow, but he grabs a chair from a fan, and cracks Bigelow over the head with it. Candido brawls with Bigelow all through the crowd, even managing to lift him up for a vertical suplex down across several chairs. The two men battle each other in a sweeping, violent brawl all around the arena, and eventually they make their way to the front entrance area of the arena.
Dozens of fans follow Bigelow and Candido as they take their brawl to the outside. The camera shot is obscured by excited fans who are getting a front row seat to the show. Candido sends Bigelow crashing head first into the light pole outside the arena. Bigelow stumbles down to the ground where Candido stomps him into the concrete with kicks. Candido picks Bigelow up off the ground, and takes him over to a nearby car. Candido sets Bigelow up to suplex him down onto the hood of the car, but Bigelow reverses. Bam Bam gives Candido a vertical suplex down onto the cold hard street!The corner of Swanson and Rittner streets in South Philly is suddenly crowded with ECW fans gathered around Bam Bam and Candido sprawled out on the pavement. Everyone is loudly chanting.
Bigelow very slowly recovers to his feet, and Candido is still out. Bigelow pulls Candido up by the hair, and slings him into the cinderblock wall outside the arena before taking him back inside. The mob of unruly fans follows the two men back inside the Arena. Bigelow pulls Candido back to the ring where the referee is still laid out unconscious. Candido is rolled underneath the bottom rope, and followed by Bigelow. Bam Bam scoops Candido up, and lays him out with the Greetings From Asbury Park. Candido is finished.
Bigelow ascends the ropes, and prepares to put the exclamation point on the beating with a moonsault. As Bigelow slowly climbs up the turnbuckles, Sunny sneaks in the ring with her handheld electric Tazer. Sunny goes to put the shock on Bigelow, but suddenly a woman storms the ring to help him.
Luna grabs Sunny, spins her around, kicks her in the mid section, and lifts her up on her shoulder for a Greetings From Asbury Park. Luna holds Sunny up, and raises her arm into the air as Bigelow performs his trademark Moonsault onto Chris Candido. Bigelow looks up to notice Luna holding Sunny upside down on her shoulder. Luna then sets the crowd off when she spikes Sunny into the mat. Bam Bam covers Candido, and Luna counts the pinfall for the unofficial victory after 17:19.
Unbelievable. This is just insane Joey. You've got guys taking their matches out to the streets, I'm just speechless. That was crazy.
I had a feeling that this one would get out of hand. Both men were counted out, but Bigelow was able to get some payback for the embarrassment he has suffered at the hands of Candido and Sunny. Sunny has been the deciding factor in all of Bigelow's matches against the Triple Threat so far this year, but tonight, Bam Bam got a little bit of help from an old friend.
What about the way he attacked the referee?!?! I've never seen anything like this!
Yeah, I don't think Cyrus will be very happy about this match. Bam Bam may have just opened up an entirely different can of worms for himself tonight.
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Well Bas, that last match was about a Vendetta, but I assure you that this next match is very much about Respect. Our FTW Champion Rey Mysterio has made it very clear to the Triple Threat that he is to be taken seriously. He won his title back from Chris Candido last week on Hardcore TV, and tonight he puts that title on the line against "The Franchise" Shane Douglas.
Yeah Joey, let me tell you what I think about Rey Mysterio. AMAZING. I was here at Heatwave to see firsthand some of the incredible things this man can do, and let me tell you I was very impressed. Rey Mysterio is an amazing athlete, and I have a tremendous amount of respect for him.
Rey Mysterio has indeed taken the ECW by storm since his return in May, and since his show stealing performance at Heatwave he has become arguably the most popular wrestler here in the ECW.
This popularity does not sit well with Sh.....
Joey is suddenly interrupted when "Bloodline" by Slayer begins playing through the Arena.
Well, so much for our format. I'm not seeing any of the Unholy Alliance on our card for tonight.
Vader emerges from behind the entrance curtain just as the music gets intense. The Sinister Minister slowly leads Vader to the ring as his entrance music plays on.
Eternal the kiss I breathe
Siphon your blood to me
Feel my wounds of your god
Forever rape mortality
I smell of death
I reek of hate
I will live forever
Pay the dead
Bleeding screams of silence
In my veins
I'll kill you and your dreams tonight
Begin new life
Bleed your death upon me
Let your bloodline feed my youth
The Minister gets a microphone, and talks about how the Unholy Alliance is a family. He praises Vader as his unstoppable monster, and talks about his sadistic obsession with inflicting pain on others. He then says that his feelings were hurt when his family was left off of the show entirely.
The Sinister Minister says that it is time for the Alliance to flex their muscles. He challenges the entire ECW locker-room to face Vader tonight in a Gauntlet Match!
The Sinister Minister calls everyone out in the entire locker-room. He says that anyone that can come out and beat Vader will forever be remembered as a hero, and a savior.
Vader then gets the microphone and begins taunting the locker-room, begging someone to come out, and face him. All of a sudden....
"Lynchpin" by Fear Factory begins playing through the P.A. system. Psicosis comes out to challenge Vader. The fans give Psicosis a moderate pop as he makes his way to the ring with a deep, intense look in his eyes.
Vader vs Psicosis
Vader no sells a series of dropkicks from Psicosis. Psicosis attacks one of Vader's knees, but Vader is not phased by the strikes. Vader grabs Psicosis by the throat, and tosses him nearly 12 feet across the ring into the corner. Vader takes his time walking over to Psicosis, and then opens up on him with a nasty series of punches. Vader devastates Psicosis with left and right hooks to the body that nearly go through Psicosis. Each strike lifts Psicosis up off of his feet, and knocks the wind out of his lungs. Vader lands a right hook up high to the jaw of Psicosis and he crumbles to the mat like a bag of bricks. Psicosis slumps down into the corner unconscious in a very awkward position.
Vader pulls him up by the hair, and completely folds him in half with one of the nastiest powerbombs of all time. Psicosis lays on the mat as if he had just been thrown out of the window of a vehicle in a wreck. Psicosis isn't moving. Vader pins him for an easy victory at 1:51.
The Minister gets back on the microphone, and begins to violently laugh. Vader attempts to pull Psicosis mask off of his lifeless body as the Minister calls out the next opponent. Just before Vader can get Psicosis' mask ripped off.......
"La Ley De Plomo" by Brujeria begins playing, and La Parka comes out to a massive ovation from the fans. La Parka sprints to the ring, and attacks Vader just in time to prevent him from unmasking Psicosis.
Vader vs La Parka
La Parka strikes away at Vader in with no effect. Vader is completely unfazed. La Parka springs off of the ropes, and hits Vader in the face with a spinning heel kick. Vader is momentarily stunned, and the crowd tries to rally La Parka. La Parka punches and kicks at Vader to try to soften him up, he goes to bounce off of the ropes again, but Vader meets him in the center of the ring, and nearly decapitates him with a stiff as hell lariat. La Parka spins around in mid air before violently crashing down on the mat. Vader picks La Parka up, grabs him by the throat, and nearly choke slams him through the ring. La Parka hits the mat so hard that he bounces. Vader bounces off of the ropes, and crushes La Parka with a splash before going for the pin.
The crowd explodes when La Parka kicks out. Vader looks at the ref like he is about to kill him. Vader gets up, and powerbombs La Parka down onto his upper back and neck area. Vader then ascends the turnbuckles in the corner, and performs an amazing moonsault, crashing down on La Parka with disgusting impact. Vader gets the win via pinfall after 3:11.
Psicosis and La Parka lay in the ring decimated. Vader wants more. The Minister threatens to clean out the entire ECW locker-room tonight with Vader by himself. The Minister is suddenly interrupted when....
"Big Balls" blares through the Arena. The crowd blows up when Balls Mahoney makes his way out to the ring.
Vader vs Balls Mahoney
Balls Mahoney immediately lights Vader up with some heavy punches to the jaw. The entire crowd screams "BALLS!" along with each punch, and Vader finally starts to look human. Balls dazes Vader with hard punches. Balls then sends Vader into the corner, and follows up with a big splash. Balls attempts to scoop Vader up for a bodyslam, but just can't get him up.
Vader slams his forearms down across Balls' back after he fails the bodyslam. Balls is devastated by the incredibly stiff strikes. Vader picks Balls Mahoney up by the throat with both hands, and holds him up in the air. Balls Mahoney has the life choked out of him before being dropped back to the mat. Balls clutches at his throat, and fights to regain his breath. Vader whips Balls into the corner, and absolutely devastates him with a splash of his own. Vader flies into Balls, and crushes the air out of his lungs. Vader then proceeds to hammer away at Balls' face with hard punches. One of the strikes lands directly on the mouth, and causes Balls to begin bleeding. Balls collapses to the mat. Vader adjusts Balls' body, and flattens him with his trademark "Big Van Vader Crush" Off The Second Rope Reverse Splash. Its over. Another easy victory for Vader after 3:19.
The Minister loves every minute of it. He calls out the next opponent, and asks "Who dares to be the savior tonight? Who is the next to be crucified?"
Everyone in the arena stands up when....
"Highway To Hell" starts playing, and Little Spike Dudley comes out. The fans blow the roof off of the arena.
Spike fearlessly makes his way to the ring, but Beulah Mcgillicutty suddenly comes running out after him. Beulah approaches Spike in the isle, and pleads with him not to fight Vader.
Spike tells Beulah not to worry. She cautiously follows Spike to the ring attempting to talk him out of what he is about to do. Spike looks at Vader as if he were a mountain that was about to be climbed. The fans rally behind Spike as he enters the ring with Vader with determination in his eyes.
Uh...This is some kind of a joke right?
Spike Dudley actually gave Vader a hell of a fight a couple of months back at Hardcore Heaven. He is the resident giant killer here in ECW, however I think Vader is a different class of giant than the ones Spike is used to taking down.
Vader vs Spike Dudley II
Spike Dudley and Vader square off in the ring. They slowly circle each other, and the size difference is outstanding. Spike weighs about 145 pounds. Vader looks like 300 pounds easy. Vader looks down at Spike like a piece of lunchmeat.
Spike lunges in and strikes Vader in the gut with kicks. Spike attempts to keep his distance, but Vader snatches him up.
Vader nearly kills Spike with his "Vader Attack" Running Bell Clap. Spike is already out of it. Vader covers him for the pin with his foot.
Spike gets a shoulder up!
Spike gets pulled up by the hair, and Vader literally folds Spike in half with an explosive Release German Suplex. Vader pulls Spike up again. Vader picks Spike up high over his head in a guerrilla press.
Vader holds Spike up high over his head for a brief moment, and then runs across the ring, and tosses him over the top rope out into the crowd.
Spike hits the steel guardrail with one of his knees, and takes out several unsuspecting fans. Spike lays sprawled out in the crowd. Beulah runs to his aid, and pulls him over the railing.
Spike favors his knee. Beulah tries to convince Spike to quit the match. Spike refuses.
Spike rolls back in the ring just in time to avoid being counted out. Spike is still in pain from his nasty bump. Vader takes his time walking over to him. Spike pulls himself up to his feet with the heart of a lion. He looks at Vader without an ounce of fear in his body.
Spike tries to kick Vader in the groin, but Vader is unfazed. Vader grabs Spike by his clothing, and flings him across the ring. Spike flies several feet across the ring, and does a front flip before crashing down to his back. Vader bounces off of the ropes, and tries to smash Spike with a splash, but Spike rolls out of the way. Vader crashes down to the mat face first.
Beulah screams at the top of her lungs trying to rally Spike. The little man has a hard time rising up to his feet. Vader and Spike get up simultaneously. The crowd gets behind Spike with Beulah, and it has a positive effect on him. Spike manages to lunge up to nail Vader in the side of the head with a couple of elbow strikes. Vader starts to lose his balance and fall back. The Sinister Minister begins making his way over towards Beulah with a devilish smile on his face. Beulah notices him approaching her, and she begins circling the ring to avoid him.
Spike springs off of the ropes, and delivers a flying elbow smash to the side of Vader's head, and he almost falls back. Spike does it again, and Vader almost goes down. A third elbow to the side of Vader's head, and he finally stumbles backwards to the mat. The crowd pops huge for Spike. Vader is finally stunned. Spike collapses clutching his knee. He notices The Sinister Minister closing in on Beulah on the outside. Spike pulls himself up as Vader begins to recover. He steps outside the ropes on the apron, and surprises the Minister with a "Rolling Shoulderblock" apron diving somersault shoulder attack. Spike takes the Minister out completely.
Beulah runs to help Spike get back up. Spike is in pain on the mat, and has a hard time getting up. Vader rises up to his feet, and notices the Minister laid out. Vader goes to the outside of the ring. Vader goes after Beulah. Beulah is horrified. She leaves Spike Dudley and runs as fast as she can around the corner of the ring as Vader slowly plods towards her. Beulah lets out a scream as Vader closes the distance between them. She runs out of room to run, and has no choice but to go inside the ring.
Vader frightens Beulah when he suddenly lunges after her. Vader reaches for Beulah's slender ankle, but she manages to escape his reach into the ring. Vader climbs up into the ring, and Beulah freezes from fear. She trembles as Vader rips towards her.
Spike Dudley manages to make his way into the ring behind Vader. Spike kicks Vader in the groin from behind. Vader turns around, and Spike hits him with the "Acid Drop" Twisting 3/4 Facelock Drop.
Spike immediately goes for the pin.
HE GOT HIIIIIIIM!!!!!!
Little Spike Dudley has beaten the former WCW World Champion, and one of the best big men in the history of this sport, Vader! I can't believe this. This is the biggest victory in Spike Dudley's career.
Spike defeats Vader after 10:01 via pinfall.
The crowd explodes. Beulah tries to get Spike up and out of the ring, but The APA(Bradshaw and Ron Simmons) and Rhino come running out.
Bradshaw and Ron Simmons immediately make their way over to the Minister to help him recover from Spike's attack. Rhino is accompanied to the ring by the seductive Kimona.
Rhino and Kimona enter the ring with Spike and Beulah. Spike is in bad shape from the battle with Vader, and Beulah is terrified. Rhino approaches them, and Spike tries to fight him off. Rhino overpowers Spike with ease. Spike gets powerbombed down into the mat with tremendous force.
Rhino quickly grabs Beulah as she tries to escape. Beulah is in tears, and scared for her life. Kimona slowly, seductively approaches Beulah as Rhino forcefully holds her by the hair. Kimona caresses Beulah's face with her hand before firmly and violently clutching her face by the cheeks. Vader gets up and realizes what just happened to him, and goes crazy. Vader picks Spike Dudley up, and prepares to decapitate him with a powerbomb as Rhino and Kimona torment a frightened Beulah. The APA help The Minister get back into the ring, but all of a sudden...
Jerry Lynn and Super Crazy come running out as fast as they can. Both men sprint to the ring with unbelievable speed, and begin unloading on Vader and Rhino. Vader gets knocked out of the ring by a double dropkick. Jerry Lynn and Rhino begin brawling as Super Crazy suddenly hits Vader, Ron Simmons, Bradshaw, and the Sinister Minister with a suicide plancha to the outside.
This brings out the rest of the freaks from the Unholy Alliance. Axle Rotten, The Insane Clown Posse, Mikey Whipreck, and Yoshihiro Tajiri come out and overwhelm Jerry Lynn and Super Crazy. Rhino grabs Beulah by the hair, and the Minister grabs her by the face to force her to watch the Unholy Alliance decimate the unconscious bodies of Psicosis, La Parka, Balls Mahoney, Spike Dudley, Jerry Lynn, and Super Crazy. Beulah is horrified in a chaotic scene in the ring.
The fans blow the roof off of the Arena for who comes out next.....
Amish Roadkill gets a massive pop, and storms the ring with a steel chair like a madman. Roadkill takes out the ICP first. Whipreck is next. Beulah Mcgillicutty manages to break free from Rhino's clutches during the melee. She frantically espcapes to the entrance isle. Amish Roadkill eventually gets overwhelmed by the Alliance.
Beulah watches horrified as the Alliance tear Roadkill, Jerry Lynn, Super Crazy, Balls Mahoney, Spike Dudley, La Parka and Psicosis apart in the ring. The Minister says that it is all for Beulah, and that it will all come to an end if she joins his family. Beulah refuses. The Minister laughs furiously. The lights go out suddenly, and everyone gets loud. The lights come back on after a while, and all 11 members of the Unholy Alliance have disappeared from the ring. All that remains are the lifeless bodies.
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Everyone in attendance stands in anticipation for our next title match. Shane Douglas gets a great reaction from the fans when "Perfect Strangers" by Deep Purple starts to play. Francine leads Shane Douglas out to the ring.
Shane Douglas walks out in the best shape he's ever been in during this late phase of his career. Shane is as lean and muscled up as he has ever been, and he takes his time to the ring soaking in the warm reception from the fans as if this were his final match.
Douglas enters the ring, and begins to loosen up. The fans then blow up with the biggest pop of the evening so far when "Sad But True" blares over the sound system. Rey Mysterio gets a thunderous ovation when he comes out with his FTW Championship belt. Mysterio looks more focused than ever as he makes his way into the ring.
Both wrestlers have agreed on a stipulation for this match. The loser will have to shake the hand of the winner, and tell him that he respects him.
Douglas and Mysterio stare each other down for a brief moment before the bell rings. Douglas has a massive size advantage of the shorter, lighter Mysterio. Mysterio looks up at Douglas with all of the confidence in the world. Douglas looks down on Mysterio like he is about to take him to school.
The bell rings and both men begins circling each other closely in the center of the ring. Douglas quickly closes the distance and initiates a collar-and-elbow tie up. Douglas wastes not time in whipping Mysterio into the ropes. Mysterio moves with so much speed that he is hard to follow with your eyes. Mysterio springs off of the ropes, and slides under Douglas' legs as he tries a shoulderblock. Mysterio hops up to his feet, and smacks Shane on the chest with a vicious open palm that echoes throughout the arena. Douglas attempts to throw a knife edged chop of his own, but Mysterio ducks under the strike. Douglas spins all the way around due to the momentum. Mysterio quickly leaps up onto Douglas' shoulders from behind. Mysterio amazingly spins around on Douglas' shoulders, and flings him down with a hurricarana.
The fans all applaud Mysterio's amazing speed, and agility. Douglas quickly gets to his knees with a frustrated look in his eyes. Mysterio motions to Douglas with his hand to bring it. Douglas hammers his hand down on the mat out of frustration. He rises up to his feet, and hypes himself up by slamming his head on the turnbuckle, and smacking himself in the face and chest. Everyone in the arena is on their feet cheering as Douglas and Mysterio begin to circle each other again.
Douglas quickly initiates another collar-and-elbow tie up. Shane overpowers Rey back into the corner, breaks the clinch, and drives his knees into Rey's midsection repeatedly. Mysterio's air is knocked out of him with each devastating knee from Douglas. Douglas then lights Rey up with some knife edged chops. Shane lays into Rey's chest with some deep chops. Each chop brings Rey off of his feet in the corner. Shane picks Rey up and places him on the top turnbuckle. Shane attempts to superplex Rey off of the top rope, but Rey pushes him back down to the mat. Rey stands up on the top rope as Shane Douglas rises up to his feet. Rey nails Douglas with a hard missile dropkick to the chest. Shane is stunned.
Rey gets back up to his feet as Shane rises up to his knees. Shane stands up as Rey runs to the ropes, springs off of the second rope, and twists around in air for a springboard cross body. Shane catches Rey in his arms, and tosses him like a ragdoll with a fallaway slam.
Rey is stunned. Shane gets up to his feet with an intense look in his face. He pounds his fist on his chest over his heart while looking at a stunned Mysterio on his knees. The crowd goes wild. Mysterio slowly gets back up, and nods his head at Douglas with respect, and the crowd eats it up. Everyone is standing and cheering.
Rey quickly runs to the ropes, and springs towards Shane Douglas with tremendous speed. Douglas goes to scoop him up for a sidewalk slam, but Rey uses his momentum to spin all the way over Douglas, and drop him with a spinning reverse DDT. Rey goes for the pin.
Douglas kicks out!
Rey gets up, and goes outside the ropes to the apron as Douglas clutches his neck, and writhes around in pain on the mat. Mysterio pulls himself up onto the top rope, and attempts to drops a springboard leg drop across Douglas' neck, but Shane quickly rolls out of the way. Mysterio's crashes into the mat tailbone first. Shane Douglas slowly pulls himself up to his knees in the corner still clutching at his neck from the DDT.
The heat in the arena starts to take a toll on both competitors after the fast paced opening minutes. Both men are visibly having a hard time breathing, especially Douglas. Shane rises to his feet, and approaches Mysterio. Rey notices Shane approaching from behind, and he quickly pulls himself up to spring off of the second rope for a moonsault. Shane quickly adjusts his position, and catches Mysterio upside down on his shoulder. Shane runs a few steps, and hammers Mysterio down into the mat with a running powerslam.
Douglas hooks a leg, and tries to pin Mysterio.
Mysterio gets a shoulder up!
Shane struggles to rise up to his feet. He slowly pulls Mysterio up by his mask. Douglas then devastates Mysterio with his patented Rolling Vertical Suplexes. Mysterio is slammed with 3 successive vertical suplexes by Douglas. The crowd gives both men a standing ovation.
Shane Douglas is completely winded already. Mysterio is out.
Shane fights through the fatigue to get back up. Shane slowly pulls Mysterio's limp body up, and drops him down with tremendous force with his Single Arm DDT. Mysterio is ko'd. Douglas goes for the pin.
Rey Mysterio has the heart of a lion!
Douglas is pissed at the referee, but he's too winded to complain about the slow count. Shane rolls off of Mysterio, and gasps for oxygen. The humidity in the arena is unbearable. Both men are drenched in sweat, and struggling to breath after such an intense fight.
Shane finally gets back up to his knees, Francine is screaming at the top of her lungs for Shane to get up. Shane gets up, and pulls Mysterio up to his knees by the mask again.
Shane then blatantly disrespects Rey Mysterio by pulling his mask completely off of his face.
Shane pushes Mysterio's lifeless body back over to the mat. He holds Mysterio's mask up, looks at it for a second, and spits on it.
The fans all begin to boo Douglas' disrespectful act. Shane throws the mask outside of the ring like a piece of trash. He then pulls Mysterio back up. Shane Douglas grabs Rey Mysterio, and sends him flying into the corner turnbuckles with tremendous force with his Belly to Belly toss. Mysterio crashes into the corner, and falls down on his head upside down. Shane pulls Mysterio's lifeless body out of the corner, and covers him for the pin.
Mysterio kicks out!
Rey Mysterio sets the crowd off when he amazingly kicks out. Shane can't believe it.
Shane scolds the referee for another slow count, and then falls down in the corner trying to catch his breath. Mysterio is still out on the mat. Douglas slowly pulls himself back up to his feet in the corner. Shane slowly climbs his way up the turnbuckles to the top rope.
Everyone stands up as Shane puts both hands up while standing on the top rope. Shane leaps down with a flying elbow on Rey Mysterio, but Rey moves just far enough out of the way to send Douglas crashing down on the mat.
Everyone in the arena stands up making noise for both men as they lay together motionless on the mat completely exhausted.
They both crawl to opposite sides of the ring to pull themselves up by the ropes. Rey Mysterio and Shane Douglas both simultaneously stand up, and lean back on the ropes to look across the ring at one another. Rey collapses back down to his knees, and leans up against the ropes struggling to recover. Shane puts his hands on his hips, and tries to catch his breath with deep breathing. Mysterio finally pulls himself back up to his feet.
Rey dramatically takes a few steps out to the center of the ring completely beaten and exhausted. Shane looks at him for a brief moment, and the crowd errupts. Shane lunges in at Mysterio with a clothesline attempt. Mysterio ducks underneath, and pushes his body past it's limits by running into the ropes. Rey bounces off of the ropes, and amazingly performs a 720 tilt-a-whirl head scissor takedown. The momentum sends Douglas flying under the bottom rope, and sliding completely out of the ring.
Francine runs to Shane's aid while Rey slowly recovers to his feet in the ring. Shane slowly recovers to his feet. Rey Mysterio fights through total exhaustion to approach the ring ropes near Douglas. Shane looks up to see Mysterio about to spring up onto the top rope near the corner of the ring. Rey leaps up onto the top rope, but Douglas quickly evades around the corner, and backs out of range from Mysterio.
Rey sets the ECW Arena on fire when he leaps over from the top rope across the corner to the top rope on the other side of the ring that Douglas escaped to. Mysterio lights the place up when he walks the rope out several steps to the middle of the ring as Douglas backs away from him in disbelief. Rey leaps off of the top rope, and onto Shane Douglas for an amazing "Dragon Rana" Off the Top Rope Somersault Into Rana.
OH MY GOD!!!
Such amazing coordination, agility, and balance. Rey Mysterio impresses me more every time I see him.
Both men lay motionless on the outside of the ring while the referee counts. The fans blow the roof off of the place with furious, deep chants.
The crowd gets behind Rey Mysterio, and he fights to rise up to his feet to beat the count. Rey pulls Shane up by a handful of hair, and rolls him back in the ring. Rey gets in just before the ref counts him out. Both men stay down on the mat for a brief moment fighting for oxygen.
Shane pulls himself up to the second rope on his knees. He leans out over the rope trying to catch his breath. Suddenly, Rey Mysterio pulls himself up, and runs towards Douglas to knock him out with his "619" kick. Mysterio connects with the kicks directly on Douglas' face, causing him to roll to his back unconscious. Mysterio falls on Douglas for the pin.
Douglas amazingly kicks out. Everyone in the arena stands again to give both men another standing ovation.
Rey is nearly finished due to total exhaustion. His muscles are have nearly failed him completely due to the intense heat in the arena. Both men very slowly rise up to their knees simultaneously. Mysterio looks up at Douglas with a do or die look in his eyes. Rey gives everything that is left in his body to quickly run up the ropes near Shane Douglas. Mysterio sets the arena off once again when he performs an amazing springboard moonsault DDT on Shane Douglas as he was trying to stand up to his feet. Rey collapses on Shane Douglas.
The fans erupt for Rey Mysterio after he pins Shane Douglas. Mysterio pins Douglas clean in the center of the ring to retain his FTW Title after 26:53. The fans loudly chant ECW as both men remain lifeless on the mat due to exhaustion. Francine enters the ring to help Shane Douglas recover. The referee's help Mysterio to his feet.
Shane Douglas is heartbroken. His spirit is crushed. He looks at Rey Mysterio from across the ring as the referees strap his FTW Title around his waist, and raise his hand as the victor.
Shane Douglas and Rey Mysterio look at each other from across the ring. Both men are severely dehydrated, and totally exhausted after the intense battle. Shane takes a few steps in Mysterio's direction, and extends his arm for a handshake with Rey. Rey limps out to the center of the ring, and looks around at the fans. Rey hesitates to trust Douglas. Rey reluctantly extends his arm to shake Shane Douglas' hand.
Rey Mysterio shakes Shane Douglas' hand. Shane tells Rey that he respects him. The Arena gives both men the loudest standing ovation of the evening after they simultaneously raise each others arms. "Sad But True" comes back on, and Shane bows out of the ring to let Rey celebrate with his fans. The fans applaud Shane as he exits the arena to the back with Francine. Rey Mysterio has to be helped to the back by two referees due to heat exhaustion.
What an unbelievable match Joey. Rey Mysterio is a true warrior.
Rey Mysterio has defeated the Franchise, but more importantly I think he finally earned the respect of Shane Douglas with his toughness in this match.
Steve Corino has been running his mouth about Terry Funk and Sabu for weeks Bas. Tonight he is going to have to prove himself against the two biggest legends in the history of ECW.
Joey let me tell you right now. Talking is easy. Tonight is the hard part.
The fans pop when the announcer says that the next match will be to determine the next contender to the ECW World Championship Title at Anarchy Rulz next month on PPV. Sabu's classic "Huka Blues" entrance theme plays through the arena. Sabu comes out with his longtime manager Bill Alfonso.
The fans shower the ECW legend with nothing but love as he makes his way to the ring. The mood changes on a dime when Steve Corino's "Gimme Back My Bullets" theme song suddenly plays on the P.A. stysem of the arena. Corino comes out with his manager Arn Anderson, and the fans boo them intensely. Corino tuants the crowd on his way to the ring.
All of the fans in the ECW Arena stand up, and cheer for Terry Funk when he comes out next. "Desperado" plays through the arena, and the crowd goes wild for the hardcore legend. 57 year old Terry Funk comes out with a slight limp due to his intense match against Dean Malenko two weeks ago on Hardcore TV. The old veteran slowly makes his way to the ring, and never takes his eyes off of Steve Corino.
Terry Funk and Sabu talk between each other before the bell rings. Arn Anderson gives Steve Corino some last minute advice.
The bell rings.
Terry Funk, Steve Corino, and Sabu awkwardly shuffle around for a moment in the ring. Terry Funk starts to signal to Sabu that they need to team together long enough to eliminate Steve Corino. Steve Corino gets backed up in a corner as they both approach him. Steve pleads with both men to show him some mercy. Sabu and Terry Funk double team Steve Corino in the corner with kicks and punches. Steve Corino cowers down in the corner, and tries to escape out of the ring. Terry Funk grabs a handful of Steve's hair, and pulls him back into the ring. Terry holds Steve by the hair, and smacks him hard across the face hard.
Sabu and Terry Funk perform a tandem suplex on Steve Corino. Corino slams down into the mat, and clutches his back from the pain. Sabu quickly climbs through the ropes to the outside apron, and performs a crisp Slingshot Somersault Legdrop. Terry Funk quickly drops a heavy elbow down across Corino's throat.
Steve Corino flops around on the mat clutching his throat. Terry Funk is slow to get up due to the soreness in his knee. Sabu pulls Steve Corino up, and whips him into the corner.Terry Funk walks over to Corino and lays into his chest with a full on overhand open palmed smack.
Sabu quickly steps in and delivers a nasty slap of his own on Corino's chest.
Sabu and Terry Funk take turns chopping Steve Corino in the chest until it looks like hamburger meat. Bill Alfonso blows his whistle along to each smack with the fans "Whoooing" along with him.
Corino takes a few steps out of the corner, and falls down face first like a tree. Terry Funk and Sabu talk between each other for a brief moment. Funk pulls Corino up, and puts him in the position for a piledriver.
Sabu helps Terry Funk spike Corino's head into the mat with an assisted piledriver. Terry Funk then puts Steve Corino in the Figure Four Leglock. Steve flops around in pain like a fish. Sabu gets back outside to the apron, and nails Corino with a Catapult Somersault Senton.
Steve Corino is out. Terry Funk breaks the hold, and struggles to get back up to his feet due to the pain in his knee. Sabu rolls Steve Corino's lifeless body over, and points up to the sky in his trademark pose before locking Corino into the Camel Clutch. Funk walks over and grabs Corino by the legs to put him into a Boston Crab. Terry Funk and Sabu simultaneously fold Corino's body in half with a Camel Clutch, and a Boston Crab at the same time. Steve Corino's eyes look like they are about to bulge out of his skull due to the excruciating pain.
They break the hold just before Corino can submit just so they can inflict a little bit more punishment on him before sending him back home with his tail between his legs. Sabu pulls Steve Corino up by the hair, and puts him into a full nelson. Terry Funk smacks Steve Corino in the face hard, and then takes open shots at Corino's unprotected face with his trademark punching combo. The referee screams and fights with Funk to open up his fists, but the Funker ignores him, and opens up a nasty cut on Steve Corino's forehead.
Terry Funk stops punching Steve Corino in the face long enough to back the referee away from him. Funk backs the referee up, and then turns around and swings a haymaker. Steve Corino slips out of Sabu's Full Nelson, and falls down to the mat. Terry Funk cracks Sabu in the jaw on accident. Sabu falls down to the mat adjusting his jaw with his hands. Sabu then throws a thrust kick at Terry Funk in retaliation, but Terry sees the kick coming, and moves out of the way. Sabu accidentally nails the referee with a thrust kick to the face.
The referee is knocked out cold. Sabu and Terry Funk argue for a brief moment. Steve Corino begins to recover as Sabu and Terry Funk bicker. Corino finally recovers up to all fours, and rams into the back of Terry Funk's knee with his shoulder.
Terry Funk collapses in the ring, and cries out in excruciating pain while holding his knee.
Sabu kicks down at Steve Corino, knocking him back down to the mat. Terry Funk still rolls around clutching at his knees. Sabu motions to Bill Alfonso that the referee is out, and FONZIE GETS A TABLE!
Bill Alfonso sets the table up with one end on the ring apron, and the other on the steel guardrail. Sabu drags Steve Corino out to the table, and Fonzie positions him. Sabu calls for a chair, and Bill Alphonso gets one from the fans. Before he can toss it into the ring to Sabu, Arn Anderson grabs it from him. Arn Anderson uses the chair to crack Bill Alfonso over the head, knocking him out cold.
Terry Funk gets up off of his back to all fours trying to get back to his feet while Corino is still out on the table. Sabu quickly bounces off of the ropes, sprints across the ring, springs off of Terry Funk's back onto the top rope, and puts Corino through the table with a Triple Jump Legdrop.
The fans erupt with ECW chants. The crowd loses it. Sabu rolls around on the ground clutching his thigh screaming out in pain. Steve Corino is not moving.
Arn Anderson kicks at Sabu while he's down, and hits him across the head with the steel chair. Arn then pulls Sabu up, and gives the fans in attendance the middle finger before DDT'ing Sabu on the outside mats. Sabu is knocked out. Terry Funk crawls to a corner, and pulls himself up to his feet.
Arn Anderson takes his chair into the ring with Terry Funk. The crowd goes wild as Funk and Arn stare each other down. Funk is having a hard time standing on his busted knee, and uses the ropes in the corner to stay up. Arn tosses the chair down, and calls Terry out. Terry Funk limps out to the center of the ring, and takes a swing at Arn Anderson. Arn ducks under the wild swing, and kicks Terry in the midsection. Terry drops down to one knee. Arn Anderson pulls him up, and drops him with a DDT.
Arn gets back out of the ring, and rolls Steve Corino in. Steve gets up bleeding profusely from the forehead, and falls down to cover Terry Funk. The referee finally recovers to count the pinfall, and Terry Funk is eliminated after 11:49.
Eliminated: Terry Funk(11:49)
Steve Corino rolls off of Terry Funk's lifeless body, and Arn Anderson rolls Sabu back into the ring.
Blood is flowing from the forehead of Steve Corino like a running water faucet. Steve Corino's entire face is covered in blood. The whites in his eyes and teeth shine through his crimson mask as he gasps for oxygen in the stifling heat.
Steve Corino drips blood all over the mat as he stumbles over to Sabu, and begins attacking him with kicks to the midsection. Corino stomps Sabu down while dripping blood all over him.
Corino then slowly pulls Sabu back up to his feet, and hooks his leg for a Fisherman Suplex with a bridge for the pin.
Sabu kicks out!
Corino looks over to Arn through a crimson mask with a look of frustration in his eyes. Steve Corino pulls Sabu up, and whips him into the ropes. Sabu comes back running into Corino's "Old School Superkick". Corino's kick lands directly into Sabu's throat. Sabu grasps at his throat as he struggles to take a breath.
Steve Corino drops down to the mat due to excessive blood loss, and heat exhaustion. Steve gets back up and puts the finishing touches on Sabu with his "Old School Expulsion", twist into swinging neckbreaker. Corino covers Sabu, and both men are covered in his blood.
Steve Corino pins Sabu to win the Three Way Dance after 15:59. With the victory, Corino earns a title shot against Dean Malenko at Anarchy Rulz in 1 month.
CW Anderson and AJ Styles come running out to celebrate the biggest win in Steve Corino's career. The fans boo the Old School Posse as they hoist Steve Corino up on their shoulders, and carry him around the ring in celebration. Steve Corino raises his arms high up in the air, and smiles at Arn Anderson through his crimson mask.
Yeah Joey, I just don't understand how you can celebrate a win like that.
I'll tell you how Bas. Steve Corino is heartless.
This is just disgusting what Arn Anderson has done to Sabu and Terry Funk here tonight.
I'm sure Cyrus is very pleased with these results. This is exactly what he wanted.
Last edited by ShinobiMusashi; 06-12-2012 at 04:37 PM.
Bas it is now time for the match we have all been waiting for.
You and Sakuraba came here to the ECW with Respect last month at Heatwave. Sakuraba issued a challenge for a shot at the ECW World Championship, and the challenge was accepted by Dean Malenko.
ECW Executive Commisioner Cyrus has denied Sakuraba's request for the title shot. Dean Malenko insisted on facing Sakuraba tonight, right here, and it is about to happen right now.
Dean Malenko will face Sakuraba in a non title match, but there is still so much on the line.
Absolutely Joey. This match is about Respect. Respect is on the line tonight. Who will get that Respect? Dean Malenko, or Kazushi Sakuraba?
I have to be honest Joey, I am a little nervous because tonight, Kazushi Sakuraba represents all of Pride FC. It is going to be Pride vs ECW.
If Dean Malenko beats Sakuraba he will earn my respect for sure. Sakuraba is dominating the sport of MMA right now. He is a HUGE superstar in Japan. He says he wanted this match to return to his roots, and prepare for his upcoming fight for the Pride Middleweight Championship against Wanderlie Silva in November.
Dean Malenko is without a doubt one of the absolute greatest grapplers of all time. His technical wrestling skills have been unmatched in pro wrestling, and tonight he will get the challenge that he says he has wanted for his entire career.
Dean Malenko will try to prove himself to the world by defeating Sakuraba tonight.
Lets go down to the ring with our ring announcer Bob Artese for the introductions.
The fans all rise to their feet for the introduction of the next two wrestlers. The Pride Fighting Championships theme song plays through the arena, and Kazushi Sakuraba makes his way to the ring. Sakuraba comes out by himself wearing a Pride shirt. The fans all respectfully applause Sakuraba as he makes his way into the ring.
The Pride theme music continues to play as Sakuraba stretches out in the ring. The Japanese media photographers light up the arena with their flashbulbs snapping shots of Sakuraba.
The fans make the loudest pop of the evening when Metallica's "Turn The Page" begins playing through the arena.
The entire arena is on their feet making noise for the Champion as his entrance song plays on. Dean Malenko steps out of the curtain to the entrance area with Dawn Marie by his side, and the ECW Arena comes unglued.
Dean Malenko has the ECW World Championship belt firmly strapped around his waist, and an ice cold look of determination in his eyes. Dean stares directly into the ring at Sakuraba as Dawn Marie hogs the camera shot. Dean slowly makes his way halfway down the isle and takes a moment to look at the crowd before making his way into the ring.
Ladies and Gentleman. The following contest is a non title match with a 30 minute time limit.
Introducing first, standing to my left. He weighs in tonight at 200 pounds, and he comes to us all the way from Japan. He IS the number 1 contender to the Pride FC Middleweight Championship.
They call him the Gracie Hunter, KAZUSHI SAKURABA!!!
The fans all give Sakuraba a respectful applause as he steps out to the center of the ring, and takes a slight bow in the direction of Dean Malenko. Sakuraba is calm and collective with a humble, respectful look in his face.
And standing to my right.
The fans in the ECW Arena start to cheer Dean Malenko already. Everyone stands to give the champion an emotional ovation.
He weighs in at 212 pounds, and comes to us tonight from Tampa Florida.
Ladies and Gentleman, he IS the current ECW HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORLD!
"THE SHOOTER" DEAN MALENKO!!!!!
Artese has to scream at the top of his lungs to be heard over the ovation Malenko receives from the Arena. Dean unstraps his World Title, and hands it to Dawn Marie. Malenko never takes his eyes off of Sakuraba during the introductions. Sakuraba avoids making eye contact with his opponent.
The Bell rings, and Sakuraba finally looks into Malenko's eyes. Dean Malenko and Sakuraba slowly circle each other in the ring to start the match off. The crowd remains standing and cheering as they get close, and begin pawing at each other to tie up. A dozen Japanese photographers flash bulbs light the Arena up again when Malenko and Sakuraba finally tie up.
Dean Malenko and Kazushi Sakuraba clinch up in the center of the ring, and battle for underhooks. Both men intelligently jockey for superior position until Sakuraba quickly transitions around to take Malenko's back. Sakuraba exlosively lifts Dean Malenko up, and German Suplexes him down into the mat. Sakuraba keeps the lock around Malenko's waist, and quickly rolls him up to suplex him again. Dean Malenko locks both of his legs tightly around one of Sakuraba's legs to prevent the German Suplex. Malenko then rapidly rolls down onto Sakuraba's leg and locks him into a Kneebar.
Malenko tries to break Sakuraba's leg in half at the knee when he pulls back on his ankle with everything he has. Sakuraba quickly spins out of the Kneebar, and violently twists his leg free from Malenko's death clutch. Sakuraba immediately shoots in on Malenko as he tries to get up, and takes his back again.
Malenko stands up, and reverses to take Sakuraba's back. Dean Malenko German Suplexes Sakuraba down into the mat, and the crowd goes wild. Malenko quickly rolls him back up, and goes for another German Suplex, but Sakuraba locks Malenko's arm into a Standing Kimura. Sakuraba violently twists around, and pins Malenko's arm to his back with the Kimura.
On the way down to the mat, Malenko rolls through, and flips out of the Kimura. Malenko seizes Sakuraba's arm, and reverses the Kimura into an Armbar. Sakuraba's arm is nearly broken before he rotates his body around, and twists his arm free of the hold. Sakuraba springs up to his feet with lightning fast speed, and grabs one of Malenko's legs while he is still on his back.
Kazushi Sakuraba throws a stiff kick into the thigh of Malenko's leg while he's down. Malenko backs Sakuraba off of him with an upkick at his jaw. Sakuraba backs up out of range, and does his trademark leaping guard pass over Malenko's legs. Kazushi Sakuraba flies through the air, and crashes down onto Dean Malenko's jaw with a big punch on his way down.
Malenko goes limp for a brief moment, and Sakuraba keeps him down on the mat in the side mount position. Malenko fights to regain consciousness while simultaneously trying to keep Sakuraba from fully mounting him.
Sakuraba feints an attempt to mount Malenko, and seizes one of his arms in a Kimura lock.
Dean Malenko fights to keep his arm straitened out. Sakuraba tries to fold Malenko's arm up like a pretzel, but Malenko successfully fights the submission off by keeping his arm strait.
The crowd takes a collective gasp when Sakuraba bends Malenko's arm. Dean Malenko winces in pain as Sakuraba slowly but surely cranks Malenko's arm back in the Kimura lock. Inch by inch, Sakuraba takes his time cranking Malenko's arm further, and further back.
Kazushi Sakuraba has Dean Malenko's arm in a disgusting position with a Kimura lock from side mount. Dean Malenko refuses to give up, and uses his legs to push his way to the ropes. Dean Malenko cries out from the pain as he reaches out with his free hand to grab the ropes.
The fans rattle the ECW Arena when the referee breaks the hold, and restarts the match standing. Dean Malenko favors his shoulder. Kazushi Sakuraba keeps a cool head, and remains focused on victory like a true martial artist.
The fans are louder than they have been all night as Sakuraba and Malenko begin to slowly circle each other again. Malenko and Sakuraba carefully, strategically reach out to re-engage. Malenko grabs Sakuraba by one of the wrists, and pulls him closer. They tie up in a collar-and-elbow clinch, and Sakuraba uses Malenko's own momentum to violently twist him around into the corner. Malenko pushes Sakuraba back out of the corner, and Sakuraba suddenly breaks the clinch, pivots on a sharp angle, and blasts Malenko's right leg with a nasty leg kick.
Sakuraba's shin slams into Malenko's thigh with tremendous force, and everyone in the crowd simultaneously gasps "OH!". Sakuraba uses quick footwork to move out of range after the kick, and Malenko gives him a nod.
Sakuraba works the middle of the ring as Malenko circles him feinting takedown attempts. Sakuraba fakes another leg kick, and Malenko raises his leg to check it. Sakuraba takes advantage of Malenko's mistake by immediately nailing him in the sternum with a rapid fire spinning back kick.
Malenko shoots in on Sakuraba out of frustration, and closes the distance while he is still off balance from the spin. Malenko aggressively whips Sakuraba into the ropes across the ring, and stings him in the knee with a dropkick when he comes flying back across the ring. Sakuraba goes down, and quickly spins to his knees looking up at Malenko.
The atmosphere in the arena is electric. Sakuraba and Malenko stare at each other from across the ring for a brief moment as they both begin to look winded from the fast pace.
They circle each other again, and Sakuraba keeps Malenko guessing with the leg kick feints. Sakuraba uses superior footwork to keep Malenko out of range.
Sakuraba quickly fakes another leg kick, and then goes high with a quick kick to Malenko's face that echoes through the arena, and brings out the "OH!"'s again.
Malenko goes down after Sakuraba's kick grazes him across the jaw, and Sakuraba runs after him. Sakuraba leaps up into the air again trying to stomp Malenko's head into the mat, but Malenko pushes up with his legs, and blocks it. Sakuraba awkwardly falls down into Dean Malenko's full guard(legs wrapped around his waist from his back).
Sakuraba pushes off of Malenko's body with his arms to create enough space to land some strikes. Dean Malenko uses wrist control, and a tight guard to keep Sakuraba off balance. Sakuraba props up, and breaks his wrists free from Malenko. Kazushi Sakuraba then pops the crowd when he strikes down on Dean Malenko with double Karate chops, followed quickly by a strait punch down on Malenko's face.
Malenko is stunned. Sakuraba quickly stands up in the guard, and breaks Malenko's legs free from his waist. Sakuraba takes a few short steps back, and then dazzles the crowd by passing Malenko's guard with a cartwheel through Malenko's legs. Sakuraba lands on top of Malenko in a north-south position.
Dean Malenko quickly regains his senses, and pivots around on his back when Sakuraba tries to go for a full mount again. Malenko snatches up one of Sakuraba's arm, and cranks it in an amrbar from his back. Malenko gets Sakuraba's arm fully extended, and forces Sakuraba to fall down to his face. Dean Malenko cranks on Sakuraba's arm with everything he has as the crowd cheers him on.
Sakuraba fights the pain long enough to reach the ropes, and the referee breaks the hold.
Sakuraba works his elbow around in pain as Dean Malenko begins to get fired up.
The fans rally behind the ECW Champion as he circles Sakuraba. Sakuraba blasts Malenko with a kick to the right leg as he shoots in low on him. Sakuraba sprawls out on Dean Malenko, and fights to keep from being taken to the mat. Dean Malenko gets Sakuraba down to the mat, but Sakuraba immediately fights to get back up to his feet. Malenko clinches up with Sakuraba on the feet with an over-under clinch. Sakuraba quickly breaks the clinch, and crashes down onto Dean Malenko's right thigh with a perfectly executed Thai leg kick.
The snap on Malenko's thigh sounds like someone throwing pancakes against a brick wall. Sakuraba fakes a high kick, and blasts Malenko's right thigh again with another leg kick as Malenko raises his arms to protect his head.
The fans all applaud Sakuraba's impressive martial arts display as both competitors circle each other in the ring. The heat and humidity begins to take a toll on both competitors, and Malenko's leg begins showing signs of Hematoma.
Dean Malenko begins limping on his right leg as circles Sakuraba. Sakuraba fakes another leg kick, and Malenko immediately shoots in. Malenko's shot is weak due to the pain in his leg, and Sakuraba easily avoids the takedown. Kazushi Sakuraba sprawls out on top of Dean Malenko, but Malenko manages to drive Sakuraba back into the ropes. Malenko suddenly rises up, and cracks Sakuraba with several stiff elbows to the side of his head. Malenko devastates Sakuraba with 5 consecutive elbows, taking his time between each one to catch his breath. Sakuraba falls down to one knee, and the crowd loses it.
Dean Malenko pulls Sakuraba up off of his knee, and lays into his chest with devastating chops. Sweat flies through the air with each chop. Malenko lays into Sakuraba's chest with everything he has. Sakuraba drops down to a knee after nearly 8 chops, and the crowd gets loud for Malenko again. Dean pulls Sakuraba back up, and gives him a hard knee to the mid-section.
Dean Malenko then pulls Sakuraba out of the corner, and lifts him up high in the air before spiking him with his Brainbuster Suplex. Sakuraba is out.
Dean Malenko covers him for the pin.
Sakuraba props his leg up on the nearby ropes, and Malenko can't believe it.
Dean slowly gets up, and pulls Sakuraba out to the middle of the ring by his legs. Dean leans down and goes to put Sakuraba into the Texas Cloverleaf.
As Malenko starts to position Sakuraba's legs, Sakuraba catches Malenko in a Triangle Choke.
Sakuraba uses his legs to choke Malenko from off of his back. Malenko's oxygen is completely cut off as Sakuraba squeezes the life out of him with his Triangle Choke. Dean Malenko squirms, and struggles, but only makes things worse for himself.
Dean Malenko collapses to one knee as he starts to lose consciousness.
The referee reaches in to check Malenko's arm.
Malenko suddenly fights back up to his feet. The crowd goes crazy when Malenko barely manages to pick Sakuraba up while still locked into the Triangle. Malenko thrusts Sakuraba's body up, and slams him back down with every ounce of strength left in his body.
Sakuraba's back and shoulders crash down into the mat with the force of a powerbomb. Malenko's body goes limp while still in the choke. The weight of Malenko's unconscious body forces Sakuraba's shoulders down.
The referee quickly begins to count.
Sakuraba gives up the Triangle in order to kick out of the pin. Both men lay close to each other on the mat completely exhausted. Malenko has been choked completely unconscious by Sakuraba, but Sakuraba is out from the powerful last gasp slam.
Both men receiver an unbelievable standing ovation from the fans in attendance as they remain out of it on the mat.
Kazushi Sakuraba shows the first signs of life. He rolls over, and begins to crawl towards the ropes. Dean Malenko is still out of it.
Sakuraba makes his way to the ropes, and fights to breathe in the thick humidity in the Arena. Dean Malenko finally moves, and the crowd begins to rally behind him.
The fans begin chanting "Lets Go Shooter!", and Dean finally rolls over, and tries to get up. Malenko gets up dizzy, and stumbles over to the corner as Sakuraba recovers on the opposite side of the ring. Dean's right thigh is purple and brown from Sakuraba's leg kicks earlier in the match. Dean hobbles out to the center of the ring, and Sakuraba comes out to meet him. They both begin circling each other again, and the crowd loses it. Sakuraba throws feint punches to open Malenko up to more brutal leg kicks to his already bruised right thigh. Sakuraba lights Malenko up again, and Malenko almost falls over. Malenko can barely walk on his right leg.
Sakuraba fakes a leg kick, and catches Malenko completely off guard with another impressive spinning back kick. Dean Malenko backs away out of range, and grimaces in pain from the kick. Sakuraba smells blood, and comes in on Malenko quickly with another vicious Thai kick to Malenko's right leg. Malenko falls over to his right like a tree. Sakuraba grabs Malenko's right leg and lays into it with kicks while he is on his back.
Dean Malenko's right leg has been completely taken out by Kazushi Sakuraba. Sakuraba throws his leg to the side, and quickly passes Malenko's guard again to the side mount. Sakuraba tries to isolate Malenko's arm for another Kimura attempt, but Malenko capitalizes on Sakuraba's off balance position to grapple his way off of his back.
Malenko amazingly seizes one of Sakuraba's arms between his legs on his way up, and he violently slams him down to the mat in the "Crippler Crossface", Arm Trap Crossface.
Dean Malenko cranks back on Sakuraba's face with everything he has.
Sakuraba fights through the pain, and reaches out to the ropes, but he's just a few inches short.
Sakuraba can't reach the ropes, and the crowd goes wild. Sakuraba pushes with his legs, and barely gets close enough to get the ropes. The ref breaks up the submission, and both men are completely exhausted.
Dean Malenko struggles to get up to his feet. Sakuraba pulls himself up, and catches his breath.
Sakuraba creeps in on Malenko as he holds himself up on the ropes. Malenko limps away from the ropes, but can't hold himself up on his right leg. Sakuraba fakes a punch, and lands yet another disgusting sounding leg kick down onto Malenko's right thigh.
Dean Malenko falls down to the mat again. Kazushi Sakuraba immediately shoots in and grabs both of Malenko's legs. Sakuraba puts Dean Malenko in the position for his trademark finisher "Sasorigatame" Sharp Shooter. Sakuraba crosses Malenko's legs, but Malenko fights the hold off by keeping from being turned over.
Sakuraba momentarily stuns Malenko with a punch in the eye, and turns him over to apply the Sasorigatame. Sakuraba leans back, and cranks on Malenko's back with the hold. Dean Malenko screams out in pain, and is too far away from the ropes to reach them.
Dean does everything he can to try to move closer to the ropes, but it's no use. Sakuraba has Malenko in the center of the ring. Dean fights through the pain as long as he can.
Dean hooks one of Sakuraba's ankles with one of his hands, and pushes with all of his strength to force him to lose his balance.
The pressure on Malenko's back is momentarily relieved when Sakuraba falls over to a knee. Dean scrambles to grab both of Sakuraba's feet, and cross them to reverse the hold. Malenko fights to reverse Sakuraba into a Sharpshooter of his own, and the entire ECW Arena goes ape shit.
Dean Malenko pulls back on Sakuraba, and tries to rip him in half with the Sharpshooter in the center of the ring. Sakuraba fights the unbearable pain, and refuses to tap out. Sakuraba tries to move to the ropes, but he can't.
Kazushi Sakuraba amazingly pushes his body up off of the mat with his arms in a pushup position to create just enough space to roll out of the Sharpshooter.
Kazushi Sakuraba escapes the sharpshooter, and Malenko falls over gasping for air. Both men lay on the mat trying to recover. Both men struggle up to their feet, and clinch up with one another while still struggling to catch their breath.
Dean Malenko gets pushed up into the corner by Sakuraba. Dean reverses Sakuraba into the corner, and lays into this chest with more chops. Malenko lets go of the ropes long enough to blast the sweat off of Sakuraba's chest with devastating, stiff chops. Sakuraba's chest is visibly bruised, but not as bad as Malenko's right leg, which is just disturbing with the Hematoma.
Malenko digs into Sakuraba's chest with a half a dozen chops before Sakuraba goes down in the corner. Malenko falls down to a knee due to the immense pain in his right thigh. Malenko rises back up to his feet like a true warrior. Dean pulls Sakuraba up, and drives him down into the mat with a T Bone Suplex.
Dean slowly gets back up, and limps over to Sakuraba. Dean goes to lock Sakuraba into the Texas Cloverleaf instead of going for the pin. Dean gets Sakuraba's legs into the position, but Sakuraba reaches up to land several strikes to his forehead. Dean Malenko is stunned, and Sakuraba pulls his legs out of his grasp. Sakuraba quickly locks Dean Malenko into the Triangle Choke with his legs again while Dean is momentarily stunned.
Dean collapses to his knees as Sakuraba chokes the life out of him with the Triangle. Dean loses oxygen by the second.
As a last ditch effort, Malenko lifts Sakuraba up high into the air while still locked in the Triangle. Malenko slams Sakuraba back down again, and pushes his shoulders down into the mat for a pin.
Sakuraba gets a shoulder up, but keeps the Triangle Choke hold locked tightly around Dean's neck and arm.
Dean is close to losing conciousness.
Malenko gives everything that he has left to get back up to his feet, and pull Sakuraba back up into the air.
Malenko stumbles over to the ropes, and tries to slam Sakuraba out of the ring. Both men tumble over the top rope, and the submission is broken when they crash into the apron.
Sakuraba and Dean Malenko stumble to the mats on the outside, and the referee begins counting them out.
Kazushi Sakuraba recovers first, and rolls into the ring at 5. Sakuraba realizes that Dean is about to be counted out, and he goes back out to get him back into the ring. Sakuraba rolls Dean back into the ring at 9 to avoid the dirty finish, and the fans all cheer.
The ECW Arena rattles again as both men simultaneously recover to their feet. Dean limps out to the middle of the ring, and shows the heart of Champion. Sakuraba cautiosly approaches him, and fakes a leg kick. Malenko doesn't flinch. Sakuraba tries to throw another spinning back kick to Malenko's mid-section, but Malenko immediately shoots in when he sees him throw it. Dean shoots in low, and the kicks just barely misses his head by a hair.
Dean takes Sakuraba's back, and takes him down to the mat. Malenko works his way up to seize Sakuraba's arm for another Armbar attempt. Dean catches Sakuraba's arm, and causes him to fall over to his face again with his arm completely straitened out.
Kazushi transitions his body around again to relieve the pressure of the submission. Malenko breaks the submission. Sakuraba slips his legs into the position to lock Malenko into an Upside Down, Inverted Triangle Choke.
Sakuraba has caught Malenko in the Upside Down Inverted Triangle, and the lights begin to go out for the ECW World Champion.
Malenko fights his way up to his knees, causing Sakuraba to hang upside down across his back. Deans face begins to turn purple, as he loses conciousness.
Dean gives everything he has left to stand up to his feet, and spike Sakuraba on his head with an Over The Shoulder Belly To Back Piledriver.
Sakuraba crashes down head first into the mat, and Malenko falls over to cover him for the pin.
Dean Malenko finally puts Kazushi Sakuraba away with a pinfall after 28:55. Both men are completely out, and motionless in the middle of the ring, and the fans are going crazy.
Dawn Marie races into the ring to help Dean Malenko recover. The referees check on Sakuraba, and help him recover to his feet. The fans shower both men with chants of "ECW!".
Dean Malenko hobbles out to the center of the ring holding his ECW World Championship title belt.
Dean extends his hand out towards Sakuraba for a respectfull handshake after giving him an absolute war.
This is what I like to see Joey. This is what it is all about. Honor, Respect. Both of these men are true warriors.
Sakuraba slowly walks out to meet Malenko in the center of the ring.
Sakuraba extends his hand out and....
Before he can shake Malenko's hand he is interrupted by ECW Executive Commissioner Cyrus.
YES! I knew it! I knew it this whole time!
I never doubted our champion, not even for one second!
The fans cheers immediately turn to boos when Cyrus makes his way to the ring. Cyrus is followed to the ring by Bull Buchanan, Danny Doring, and Stevie Richards.
The ECW under my leadership has surpassed the Pride Fighting Championships tonight with this victory.
Sakuraba, I knew you didn't have what it takes to take on a true professional wrestling legend like Dean Malenko.
You get to go back to Japan as the loser. Pride lost tonight to the ECW.
Go back to Japan.
Cyrus gets up in Sakuraba's face pointing his finger in his chest as he talks to him.
There is just one thing that I do want you to do before you take your sorry, loser ass back to Japan.
Instead of shaking Dean Malenko's hand. I want you to shake my hand.
Shake my hand right now, and look me in the eyes.
I want you to look me in the eyes, and tell me that you respect me.
Sakuraba shakes his head, and tries to turn and walk away from Cyrus, but Bull Buchanan blocks his path out of the ring.
YOU TURN AROUND AND LOOK AT ME WHEN I'M TALKING TO YOU, DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME!
Now, shake my hand, and tell me that you respect me, and salvage some sort of dignity from this.
Sakuraba shakes his head, and smiles at Cyrus.
Cyrus smacks him in the face.
Dean Malenko pushes Cyrus, and tells him to leave Sakuraba alone.
Quality Control attack Dean Malenko. Malenko is completely exhausted, and can't put up any kind of a fight. Sakuraba tries to help him, but he gets jumped from behind.
Stevie Richards, Bull Buchanan, and Danny Doring beat on Dean Malenko, and Kazushi Sakuraba in the ring until Shane Douglas and Chris Candido come running out of the back.
Shane Douglas and Chris Candido fight with Quality Control until The Old School Posse come running out to help them.
Arn Anderson, Steve Corino, AJ Styles, and CW Anderson storm the ring, and attack Shane Douglas, and Chris Candido.
Quality Control and The Old School Posse continue to beat on Dean Malenko, Kazushi Sakuraba, Shane Douglas, and Chris Candido in the ring.
Joey, I'm very, very sorry my good friend, but I just can not sit here and watch this shit anymore........
Wait, whoa, whoa, whoa, where are you going? Bas? BAS?
The ECW Arena goes bat shit crazy when Bas Rutten comes sprinting out to the ring with a steel chair.
Bas Rutten clears The Posse and Quality Control out of the ring before tossing the chair to Cyrus.
Cyrus takes a swing at Bas, but Bas ducks underneath it. Bas quickly spins around and nails the chair into Cyrus' face with a Van Daminator.
Cyrus is completely knocked out in the middle of the ring by Bas Rutten, and the crowd loves every bit of it.
Rutten helps Sakuraba and Malenko both recover up to their feet, and the Arena erupts one final time when they finally shake hands.
Bas helps Sakuraba out of the ring. He drapes Sakuraba's arm over his shoulder and helps him to the back as the fans give them a standing ovation.
Shane Douglas and Chris Candido recover and celebrate the huge victory with Dean Malenko.
The show ends with a final shot of Cyrus out cold in the center of the ring.
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Monday Night Raw kicks off with a highlight clip of the events that occurred on Smackdown last week.
Vince Mcmahon and ECW Executive Commissioner Cyrus are shown putting together an Anti-ECW task force to stop Paul Heyman & Stone Cold Steve Austin's ECW Revolution. Test, Hardcore Holly, and Crash Holly were hand selected by Vince and Cyrus.
Christian is shown turning on Edge to join Shane Mcmahon's WCW.
ECW's The Godfather and New Jack are shown being destroyed in the parking lot by Test, and the Hollys before even entering the arena.
Steven Regal's assistant Ultimo Dragon brought the WCW Cruiserwieght Championship to the WWF when he defeated Kidman.
The Undertaker discovered an autographed ECW T shirt in his locker room. The autograph stated that it was from The Taker's biggest fan, Raven.
The Rock made his return to the WWF, and was challenged to a match at Summerslam by Booker T. Shane Mcmahon challenged The Rock to a match tonight on Raw.
Jeff Hardy won the Intercontinental Championship from Lance Storm after interference from Chris Jericho(on Storm), and RVD(on Jeff).
WCW's DDP defeated ECW's Mike Awesome to give WCW the victory in the WCW vs ECW Best Out Of 3 series. Mike Awesome goes berzerk after the match, and powerbombs DDP through a table. WCW wrestlers come out and brawl with ECW wrestlers. The Giant brawls with Stone Cold Steve Austin on the stage until WWF Champion Kurt Angle drops both men with Angle slams.
WCW destroyed ECW. DDP punished Raven for getting involved in his fued with the Taker. The Undertaker came to ECW's rescue, and ended the program going toe to toe with DDP.
Our first segment kicks off with a wild ovation for the current WWF World Heavyweight Champion, Kurt Angle.
Kurt Angle comes out and thanks the fans for staying loyal to the WWF through the past couple of months. Angle promises to get the WWF through these hard times, and to stop the WCW even if he has to do it by himself. Kurt Angle criticises Steve Austin's deflection to the ECW Revolution, and says that the Revolution is a joke. Angle says that what he did to Austin and The Giant Doofus Big Show on Smackdown is what he will keep doing until the WCW and ECW get the message. The message is that the WWF is the best.
This brings out WCW Owner, Shane Mcmahon.
Shane Mcmahon reminds everyone that Booker T has agreed to defend the WCW World Title against a WWF wrestler(The Rock) at Summerslam in 2 weeks like a TRUE WORLD CHAMPION. Shane challenges Kurt Angle to do the same, and defend the WWF World Title against The wrestler formerly known as The Big Show, The Giant.
Kurt Angle tells Shane Mcmahon that he is going to enjoy seeing him get destroyed by The Rock in the Street Fight tonight in the main event, and that he will indeed defend the WWF Title against The Giant at Summerslam.
Just before the commercial break, a black pickup truck arrives in the parking lot of the venue.
The California crowd goes crazy when Paul Heyman and Stone Cold Steve Austin arrive together at the Arena.
Mick Foley is shown backstage talking to Test, Hardcore Holly, and Crash Holly. Foley tells the men that he just got off of the phone with ECW Executive Commissioner Cyrus in Philly, and that he has officially been named the head of the WWF division of Quality Control.
The group has been given the responsibility of controlling Paul Heyman's ECW Revolution.
The Wall(WCW) vs Rikishi(WWF)
Shane brought in The Wall(Sgt. Awol, Malice) last week on Smackdown as his personal bodyguard from attacks by WWF wrestlers. The Wall is accompanied to the ring by Shane Mcmahon. Shane joins JR and Michael Cole on commentary. Shane plugs away at the upcoming exclusive WCW One Night Stand pay per view coming up in September.
The Wall squashes Rikishi with ease, and gets the victory with a chokeslam on the bigman after just 3:39. Shane Mcmahon dares someone from the WWF or ECW to take a shot at him with The Wall watching his back.
The ECW Theme Music hits the sound system, and the Arena goes crazy when Stone Cold Steve Austin comes out with Paul Heyman. Stone Cold calls out WWF Champion Kurt Angle, and says he wants his title back.
Austin challenges Angle and Big Show to make their title match at Summerslam a 3 way.
Out comes the WWF Champion, Kurt Angle.
Kurt Angle agrees to Austin's challenge, and agrees to make it a Triple Threat match. Kurt Angle says that he will even defend the title in an ECW Rules Extreme Triple Threat Match so there won't be any more excuses for him and Heyman to cry about.
Paul Heyman comes back on Kurt Angle by saying that they don't do Triple Threat matches in ECW, they do Elimination Style Three Way Dances, and if that's how he wants it, that's how he will get it.
The crowd boos the roof off of the place when the newest member of Shane Mcmahon's WCW comes out. Christian.
Christian comes out by himself. Christian calls out Edge, and he gets him.
Edge comes out, and tells Christian that he used to be like a brother to him. Edge says that Christian broke his heart, and that he is nothing to him anymore.
Christian asks Edge to join him in WCW. Christian says he's seen the future, and the WCW Invasion is imminent.
"Join us, or die like the rest of this federation will."
Edge says that he doesn't want anything to do with Christian. He says that he doesn't even want to fight him. Edge looks Christian in the eyes, and says "You are dead to me now" before leaving the ring.
tears run down Edge's face as he walks to the back. Christian pleads with him to join him in WCW. Edge never looks back.
Vince Mcmahon is shown in his office with Mick Foley, Test, Hardcore Holly, and Crash Holly. Mcmahon is on the telephone with ECW Executive Commisioner Cyrus.
YOU BETTER GET THINGS UNDER CONTROL DAMMIT!!! THIS IS RIDICULOUS!
Listen. One of my assistants will call you back with a phone number. I want you to call this man, and ask him for some help. Do you understand me?
You are running out of time Cyrus. You better get it together. ECW goes live on MTV2 in one month. Call this man, and get things under control. There shouldn't be anymore excuses, do you understand me?
Mcmahon slams the phone down, and covers his hands over his face. He is visibly stressed out to the max. Vince talks about what he just seen with Angle agreeing to an ECW Rules 3 Way Dance at Summerslam with the WWF Title on the line, and he almost breaks down crying.
Vince angrily orders Mick Foley, Test, Hardcore Holly, and Crash Holly to take out Paul Heyman, and Steve Austin
It's time to make Paul Heyman's life a living hell, do you understand me Mick?
I'm not going down like this."
Chris Jericho comes out. Chris Jericho draws heat by talking trash about the Rock's decision to represent the WWF fans rather than Vince Mcmahon.
Jericho says that without Mcmahon, there aren't any fans. Jericho says that Vince Mcmahon can count on him, and that he is loyal to the WWF.
Jericho kisses Vince Mcmahon's ass by praising him, and talking trash about Shane's WCW, and Paul Heyman's ECW. Jericho goes off on a tirade about ECW. He says that it always was a garbage company with nothing but a bunch of losers.
Chris jokes about the Bingo Hall, and the way everyone worked their practically for free. Jericho says he's glad he made it out of the hell hole that was ECW. Jericho says that the most talented wrestler to ever come out of ECW was Lance Storm.
Jericho says that Lance Storm is half the man that he is. Jericho goes on to criticize the Dudley Boyz, and Mike Awesome.
Jericho says that Mike Awesome would have been better off throwing the ECW World Title in the trash can on WCW.
All of a sudden out comes Paul Heyman and Mike Awesome.
Paul Heyman says that Jericho has a short memory, and that he should put his money where his mouth is, and take on Mike Awesome in a match right now.
Jericho laughs, and says bring it on!
Chris Jericho(WWF) vs Mike Awesome(ECW)
Jericho and Awesome have amazing chemistry together in this one. Awesome dominates when he can manage to get his hands on the quicker Jericho. Jericho takes a beating.
The referee goes down, and Jericho goes outside the ring to attack Paul Heyman. Jericho hits Heyman with a chairshot to the head.
Jericho blasts Mike Awesome with the chair 3 times before he finally falls down. Jericho then goes to put Mike Awesome into the liontamer, but....
Stone Cole Steve Austin comes out! Austin nails Jericho with a devastating stunner, and Jericho goes down. Austin pulls Mike Awesome over Jericho, and the referee recovers to count the pinfall.
Mike Awesome gets the win.
Steve Austin goes to help Paul Heyman on the outside, but they get attacked.
Austin, Heyman, and Awesome get beaten down by Hardcore Holly, Crash Holly, Test, Mick Foley, and Chris Jericho.
The Dudley Boyz, and Lance Storm come running out. Lance Storm and Chris Jericho go directly after each other. Lance Storm and the Dudleys get overwhelmed. Taz, Justin Credible, Al Snow, and Saturn all come out, and get beaten down. Mick Foley and Test destroy Steve Austin, and humiliate Paul Heyman.
All of a sudden.....
New Jack and the Godfather storm the ring with a trashcan full of weapons. The crowd goes crazy when they clear out Foley, Test, Hardcore Holly, and Crash Holly with hocky sticks, keyboards, golf clubs, and trash cans.
Mick Foley, Test, Hardcore Holly, and Crash Holly retreat as New Jack and The Godfather celebrate in the ring with Heyman, Austin and the fans.
Backstage. Rob Van Dam runs into Vince Mcmahon about to pull his hair out after watching what just happened.
Mcmahon is staring in a blank daze repeatedly saying "This isn't happening, this isn't happening, this isn't happening."
Rob Van Dam didn't see what just happened in the ring. RVD runs up on Vince and asks him if he could get some more TV time. Rob gives Vince some old ECW tapes of his promos and matches. RVD tells Vince to look up his record breaking "Van Dam Lift", and his matches against Jerry Lynn.
Vince looks up at RVD with a look of disbelief. Mcmahon slams the tape down into the ground, and it shatters.
Vince asks RVD "Whats with you and this ECW!?".
RVD tells Vince that he is nuetral in the war going on right now, and that he just wants his oppurtunity to be "The Whole F'n Show!".
Mcmahon says that he needs RVD's help in ridding Paul Heyman's ECW Revolution. RVD denies, and reminds Vince that he doesn't want to get involved. Intercontinental Champion Jeff Hardy runs up on both Vince and RVD. Jeff tells Vince not to trust RVD because he will eventually turn on everyone and join ECW.
RVD says he's sick of Hardy's accusations, and that he wants a shot at Jeffs IC title at Summerslam. Hardy agrees, and offers RVD a shot.
Jeff Hardy raises RVD, and challenges him to a ladder match. It's set. RVD will get a shot at Jeff Hardy's IC title at Summerslam in 2 weeks in a Ladder Match.
The ECW theme music comes back on and Raven comes out by himself.
Raven talks about why he has always loved the Undertaker. Raven says that the Undertaker would have always had a home in ECW if he wanted it.
Raven says that he has always been the Undertakers biggest fan, and looked up to him as inspiration.
Out comes The Undertaker.
Undertaker looks at Raven as if he is about to attack him. Raven tells The Undertaker that the WWF is divided, but the ECW is a family. Raven tells the Undertaker that ECW can watch his back like a brotherhood.
Raven asks The Undertaker to join the ECW Revolution.
The Undertaker says that the WWF runs through his veins. The Taker says that he doesn't need ECW's help, and asks Raven to stay out of his business.
Undertaker tells Raven that if the ECW stays out of his way, he will stay out of the ECW's way.
Suddenly, both men are attacked by Diamond Dallas Page and Kanyon.
DDP immediately drops the Undertaker from behind with a diamond cutter. DDP and Kanyon destroy Raven, until.....
Kane comes out!
DDP and Kanyon stand their ground as Kane slowly walks to the ring.
Kane fights both men, but gets overwhelmed. Kane is devastated when they drop him with the 3D. Taz, The Dudley Boyz, and Mike Awesome come running out to help Raven, and both men escape through the crowd.
STREET FIGHT: The Rock vs Shane McMahon.
Shane drops his kendo stick at the beginning of the match, and is afraid to take his eye off the Rock to pick it back up.
Shane and The Rock fight way up into the stands and then come back down to the ring.
The Rock puts a trash can over Shane's upper body and smashes him with a chair. Shane Rolls down the Entrance Ramp still inside the can.
Booker T interferes but The Rock takes him out right away and finishes off Shane McMahon for the WIN!
Booker attacks the Rock and beats on him.
Booker lays the Rock out on the Announce Table.
Shane McMahon leaps from the top rope and delivers an elbow onto the Rock. [holy shit!]
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Los Angeles, CA
Announcers: Michael Cole/Joel Gertner
Smackdown opens up with WWF Champion Kurt Angle.
Kurt Angle comes out and cuts a promo about his upcoming title defense against The Giant(WCW), and Steve Austin(ECW) in an ECW Rules Elimination Style 3 Way Dance at Summerslam.
Kurt Angle mocks the Giant's name change from The Big Show, and talks about how both the WCW and ECW almost went out of business.
Angle says he will kill WCW and ECW.
Out comes Stone Cold Steve Austin to the entrance ramp.
Austin works the crowd, and tells Angle that he will win his WWF Championship back at Summerslam. Austin insults Angle's intelligence, and mocks his All American Hero attitude by talking to him in his Hulk Hogan voice, and calling him brother.
Austin tells Angle to eat his vitamins, drink his milk, and say his prayers because he will whoop his ass at Summerslam!
Suddenly, as Austin heads back to the dressing room, The Giant comes out to the stage and attacks Austin. The Giant choke slams Austin down on the stage, and looks at Kurt Angle like a crazed monster.
Kurt Angle motions for The Giant to bring it on, and we cut to a commercial break.
Shane Mcmahon runs into Vince Mcmahon backstage. Shane tells Vince that his WCW is too strong, and growing stronger by the day. Shane says that tonight will be another triumphant evening for WCW, and that The Giant by himself is stronger than the entire WWF together. Vince disagrees. Shane asks Vince to pick anybody he wants to face The Giant tonight in the main event, and he will prove it.
Vince Mcmahon selects The Undertaker. Undertaker vs The Giant in our main event tonight.
Back to the arena, and The Rock makes his arrival to the Staples Center.
Rock looks pissed. He goes strait into Commissioner Regal's office, and demands a handicapped match tonight against both Shane Mcmahon and Booker T at the same time.
Regal gives The Rock his match, and offers the help of his personal assistant, WCW Cruiserwieght Champion Ultimo Dragon.
The Rock says no thanks, he can handle it himself. Ultimo Dragon's feelings are hurt. Regal tries to make him feel better.
Christian(WCW) vs Billy Gunn(WWF)
Christian is accompanied to the ring by Shane Mcmahon and DDP.
Shane & DDP join Gertner & Cole on commentary. Shane plugs away for the upcoming exclusive WCW One Night Stand pay per view. Shane says that Vince tagged it a One Night Stand, but promises that WCW will return to full time operation. DDP addresses the WCW fans, and tells them to hold on, and to stay loyal because WCW will be back.
Billy Gunn gets the upper hand in the match with Christian.
Joel Gertner makes a wise comment about DDP, and DDP gets angry. DDP smacks the headset off of Gertner's face. DDP calls out Raven.
Christian picks up the impressive win against Billy Gunn via pinfall after 5:45.
Raven comes out and addresses Diamond Dallas Page's attack on him and the Undertaker on Raw.
Raven criticizes Page's affiliation with Eric Bischoff, and his poor performances in WCW's dying days.
Raven says that his offer still stands for the Undertaker to join the ECW Revolution, and says that they will continue to watch his back from the WCW, since nobody else in the WWF will.
DDP comes out.
DDP says he is beyond sick and tired of hearing Raven's mouth. DDP tells Raven to stay out of his business with the Undertaker, and challenges him to a match next week on Raw. Raven accepts the match, and makes it an ECW Rules match.
DDP agrees, then out comes Vince Mcmahon.
Vince is stressed out, and very angry. Vince tells both men that there is not going to be an ECW rules match on Raw next week. Vince reminds both men that this is his show.
Vince changes the Raven vs DDP match on Raw next week into a "Loser Leaves Town" match.
Chris Jericho comes out, and goes down the list cutting a promo about every single member of Paul Heyman's ECW Revolution. Jericho talks about Austin screwing him out of a win over Mike Awesome last week.
Jericho saves Lance Storm for last. Jericho talks about how he had to carry him on his back when they teamed up back in the day.
Jericho says that he is the only reason why Lance Storm had the successful career he has had so far.
Chris Jericho praises Quality Control(Test, Mick Foley, Crash Holly, and Hardcore Holly) for trying to clean WWF up of all the ECW trash.
Paul Heyman comes out. Heyman talks about Jericho's time in ECW. Heyman challenges Jericho to put together a team of 4 wrestlers to face Lance Storm and 3 other ECW wrestlers at Summerslam. Jericho accepts the challenge.
Random Bra & Panties match time!
WWF Tag Team Championship Match: The Dudley Boyz(ECW) vs Kronic(WWF)
The Dudley Boyz use superior teamwork to outmaneuver Kronic. Chris Jericho comes running in, and costs the Dudley Boyz the match.
Kronic gets the win after 8:10 when Bryan Clark pins Buh Buh Rey Dudley.
Kronic bring the WWF tag belts back home with help from Chris Jericho.
Chris Kanyon cuts a promo from the boiler room.
Kanyon is decked out in his Mortis gear, and says that he isn't afraid of Kane.
Kanyon looks into a burning furnace as he challenges Kane to an Inferno match at Summerslam.
Rob Van Dam(Neutral) vs D-Lo Brown(WWF)
RVD gets the win over D-Lo after a 5 star frogsplash at 6:11.
RVD's popularity continues to climb due to his action packed performances. Cole reminds us that RVD will get a shot at Jeff Hardy's IC title in a Ladder match at Summerslam.
Edge(WWF) vs Kidman(WCW)
Edge and Kidman put on the best televised match in WWF so far this year. Back and forth war.
Edge has Kidman beat with his spear, but the referee is knocked out.
Christian comes in and blasts Edge in the head with a chair. Edge is busted open bleeding, and Kidman pins him to get the win after 9:00.
Edge looks at Christian through a crimson mask with an angry look in eyes.
Handicapped Match: The Rock vs Booker T & Shane Mcmahon.
Rock storms the ring with a steel chair, and takes out Booker T. Rock beats Shane all over the place, and gives him a Rock Bottom through the announcer table.
Shane Mcmahon's personal bodyguard The Wall attacks The Rock.
Booker T recovers, and helps The Wall beat on The Rock. Suddenly, out comes Commissioner Regal and Ultimo Dragon.
Regal and Dragon clear out Booker and The Wall.
The Rock recovers up to his feet, and The Ultimo Dragon spits green mist in his eyes. Regal cracks the Rock with a steel chair.
Commissioner Regal and his assistant Ultimo Dragon have turned on the WWF to join Shane's WCW. Regal quits his job as Commissioner.
Shane, Regal, Booker T, Ultimo Dragon, and The Wall decimate the Rock as the crowd boos them.
WWF wrestlers come down the isle to help The Rock, but Booker T meets them on the outside of the ring.
Booker T takes out X-Pac, Rikishi, Val Venis, Steve Blackmon, and Billy Gunn by himself before the men even get a chance to enter the ring.
The Rock is destroyed in the ring by repeated choke slams from The Wall.
The boos turn to cheers when The Rock is saved by WWF Champion Kurt Angle. Angle storms the ring with a chair, and takes out WCW to save The Rock.
The Giant(WCW) vs The Undertaker(WWF)
The Giant dominates The Taker early on. The match goes to the outside, and ends in a double count out.
Both men are counted out as they brawl around the outside of the ring. The Undertaker hits The Giant in the back with the steel steps, and he goes down.
DDP storms the ringside area, and a wild, furious brawl breaks out.
Taker and DDP brawl into the ring. The Giant recovers, and Undertaker gets overwhelmed 2 on 1 until Kane comes out.
Kane makes it halfway down the isle, and Kanyon runs up behind him. Kanyon turns Kane around, and blasts him in the face with a massive fireball. Kane goes down.
Kanyon joins The Giant, and DDP in the ring beating The Undertaker until.....
Paul Heyman's ECW Revolution runs in to the ring. Raven, The Dudley Boyz, Taz, Justin Credible, Mike Awesome, Lance Storm, Saturn, Al Snow, The Godfather, and New Jack take out Kanyon and DDP.
Stone Cold Steve Austin comes running up through the crowd, and surprises The Giant with a Stunner.
ECW saves The Undertaker to end Smackdown.
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This week's episode of Hardcore TV opens up in the studio with Joey Styles. Joey goes directly into highlights of Malenko vs Sakuraba from A Matter Of Respect.
Good evening everyone, and welcome to ECW Hardcore TV. I am your host this week Joey Styles.
I'm not going to procrastinate, or beat around the bush ladies and gentlemen. This past weekend in the ECW Arena we had one of the absolute best matches in ECW history.
Dean Malenko took on the Japanese MMA Phenom Kazushi Sakuraba in one of the stiffest, most grueling matches of his entire career. The two mat technicians battled in a strategic chess match. Sakuraba punished Dean Malenko's right leg with unbelievable leg kicks throughout the fight.
In the end it was the ECW World Champion that stood tall when he reversed Sakuraba's Inverted Upsidedown Triangle choke into an Over The Shoulder Belly To Back Piledriver for the pin.
After the match, both men were going to shake hands until ECW Executive Commisioner Cyrus came to the ring. Cyrus demanded that Sakuraba shake his hand, and tell him that he respects him before leaving back to Japan.
Sakuraba refused, and was attacked with Dean Malenko by Quality Control(Bull Buchanan, Stevie Richards, Danny Doring). The Triple Threat(Shane Douglas, Chris Candido) came out to help Dean Malenko, but Arn Anderson's Old School Posse(Steve Corino, AJ Styles, and CW Anderson) came storming to the ring.
Quality Control and The Old School Posse attacked The Triple Threat and Kazushi Sakuraba until my special guest commentator for the evening, former UFC Heavyweight Champion, and current Pride FC color commentator, Bas Rutten, ran from the broadcast booth to the ring to clear house.
Cyrus was knocked out, and the fans showed their appreciation to Bas Rutten & Kazushi Sakuraba of the Pride Fighting Championships as they left the arena.
Ladies and gentleman this was the absolute best match in ECW so far this year. This match, and the entire A Matter Of Respect show will be available soon on ECW Home Video, and you do not want to miss it.
Tonight we will take a look at some of the matches and events that happened at one of the best ECW shows of the year.
After the Intro video, we cut to a clip of Vader and The Sinister Minister at A Matter Of Respect.
The Sinister Minister is shown calling out the entire ECW locker room for a guantlet match for Vader. One by one Vader destroyed Psicosis, La Parka, and Balls Mahoney until little Spike Dudley came out with Beulah Mcgillicuty.
Beulah begged and pleaded with Spike not to fight Vader, but Spike Dudley shocked the ECW Arena when he upset the Mastadon(with the help of Beulah).
The Unholy Alliance swarmed the ring, and attacked Spike Dudley. Beulah was tormented by Rhino and Kimona. Jerry Lynn and Super Crazy stormed the ring, but were quickly overwhelmed by the powerfull Unholy Alliance.
Beulah was saved when Amish Roadkill stormed the ring with a steel chair. Beulah escaped the clutches of Rhino, but Roadkill was quickly decimated with the rest of the men in the ring.
The Minister laughed at Beulah until the lights went out in the Arena. When the lights came back on the Unholy Alliance was gone.
We return from our commercial break with clips of the 3 Way Dance at A Matter Of Respect between Sabu, Terry Funk, and Steve Corino.
Terry Funk and Sabu teamed up on Steve Corino to punish him for the disrespectful things he has said about both men for the past couple of months.
The referee was knocked out. Corino was put through a table by Sabu, but Arn Anderson interfered to take out both Sabu and Terry Funk with DDT's. Steve Corino pinned Terry Funk, and then finished Sabu off to win the match.
Steve Corino has earned the right to face Dean Malenko for his ECW World Championship at Anarchy Rulz in 3 weeks.
Tonight on the Hotline!
*Find out who Vince Mcmahon informed Cyrus to contact on Raw. You will never guess who is coming to ECW soon!
*Full rundown of the upcoming WWF Summerslam pay per view card.
*Get the full ratings and injury reports, as well as schedule info for upcoming WWF & ECW shows.
Back from the break, and we close this weeks show with an old ECW tradition, Pulp Fiction promos.
The song Miserlou plays as a few of the wrestlers speak their minds about the current state of ECW.
The segment kicks off with a shot of the Full Blooded Italians at the dinner table of Guido Maritato's mother's house. Guido is at the head of the table as his mom serves him, Chris Chetti, Sal E. Graziano, Vito Lagrasso, and Johnny The Bull a homecooked Italian meal.
I just can't believe it you know? I worked my ass off for this company. I've wrestled at every single pay per view in ECW history, and this is how they treat us?
I can't believe we didn't get put on the card at A Matter Of Respect. It's like I've been telling you guys though, the comedy stuff is over.
If we want to be taken seriously we need to hurt somebody. I'm sick of being disrespected. A Matter Of Respect? WHERE IS MY RESPECT! I'M THE CICILIAN SHOOTER!
The next show at the Arena we make a move.
Chetti, Sal, Vito, and Johnny each express their opinions of how they can get more respect.
Johnny and Vito agree along with everything Guido says like a couple of "Yes Men", and Sal continues to stuff his face through the promo.
The promos sway along to Amish Roadkill.
Roadkill is shown sulking the recent loss of his beloved chicken. The animal was stolen by the Sinister Minister, and consumed by The Unholy Alliance's Insane Clown Posse.
Before Roadkill speaks into the camera, the shot goes black.....
The music suddenly stops, and a low quality black and white shot of Paul Heyman is shown.
Heyman has somehow managed to hack into the broadcast. New Jack and The Godfather stand near Heyman as he talks into the camera.
ECW fans. I don't have much time so I have to make this quick.
I need your help. I need you to show up at the Hammerstien Ballroom in downtown New York City for the Anarchy Rulz pay per view on September 2nd.
On this night, we will fight Vince Mcmahon, Cyrus, the WWF, Quality Control, and anyone else that wants to stand in our way.
At Anarchy Rulz, we will fight to take the ECW back.
The WWF wants to take the ECW away from you. They want to turn it into their image of what the company should look like, and you fans just dont fit into that image.
I say screw that.
I guarantee that I will find a way to get there on Sunday Night, September 2nd at the Hammerstien Ballroom when we WILL take the ECW back!
Joey Styles closes the show reminding everyone to tune into WWF Raw & Smackdown next week as we march closer to Summerslam. Tune in to see Paul Heyman's ECW Revolution fight for the legacy of ECW, and to get Paul Heyman reinstated in the very company that he helped define.
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WWF Lightweight Championship: Christian(WCW) vs X-Pac(WWF)(C)
Christian outclasses X-Pac, and nearly wins the WWF Lightweight Championship. Edge runs into the match, and spears Christian.
Christian wins via DQ after 4:50. Edge leaves Christian KO'd in the ring, X-Pac keeps his title.
The crowd marks out when The Rock finally comes back to Chicago.
The Rock talks about Booker T at Summerslam, and addresses Steven Regal and his assistant Ultimo Dragon attacking him on last week's Smackdown.
The Rock Calls out Regal & The Dragon for a handicapped match!
Handicapped Match: The Rock(WWF) vs Steve Regal & The Ultimo Dragon(WCW)
After a brief struggle, The Rock takes out Steven Regal with a Rock Bottom. The Rock and Ultimo Dragon put on an amazing one on one match for a few minutes until Rock finishes Dragon with The Peoples Elbow at the 9 minute mark.
After the match WCW World Heavyweight Champion Booker T runs down to the ring, and attacks The Rock. Booker T devastates The Rock until WWF wrestlers start to come out of the back to save him.
Booker T embarrasses Steve Blackmon, Val Venis, Billy Gunn, D-Lo Brown, and Rikishi one by one like a Terminator.
X-Pac manages to land a spinning heel kick on the back of Booker T's head as he was distracted. X-Pac stands up to Booker T one on one in the ring, and the crowd explodes.
X-Pac gets the crowd on their feet when he almost takes Booker T down. The Ultimo Dragon spits his green mist into the eyes of X-Pac, and Booker T KO's him with his scissor kick.
Booker T retreats with Ultimo Dragon and Steven Regal as The Rock recovers in the ring.
Buh Buh Ray Dudley(ECW) vs Bryan Clark(WWF)
Buh Buh & Clark put on a stiff as hell match. D-Von Dudley and Brian Adams begin fighting through the crowd on the outside.
Clark gets the clean win after a flying shoulder block at 5:20.
D-Von and Adams fight their way back to the ring. Bryan Clark helps Brian Adams attack D-Von.
Mike Awesome comes running out to help the Dudley Boyz. Mike Awesome takes on Kronic by himself. Adams & Clark are overwhelmed by the Mulleted Monster until Quality Control comes out.
Mick Foley, Crash Holly, Hardcore Holly, and Test decimate Mike Awesome and The Dudley Boyz.
The rest of The ECW Revolution comes out to help them. New Jack, The Godfather, Taz, Justin Credible, Al Snow, Saturn, and Lance Storm race to the ring & begin brawling with Kronic and Quality Control. Chris Jericho comes out with a steel chair. Jericho goes directly after Lance Storm. Storm is laid out.
The glass breaks, and the crowd loses it. Austin storms the ring like a madman.
Austin clears the ring. Chris Jericho gets a Stone Cold Stunner. Kronic, Chris Jericho, and Quality Control retreat the violent battle. The ECW Revolution stands tall.
Suddenly Kurt Angle ends the ECW's celebration.
Angle says that the ECW makes him sick. He praises Quality Control for their efforts to clean up the WWF, and he challenges Austin to a tag match tonight. Kurt Angle chooses Chris Jericho to be his partner against Austin and anyone he chooses.
Austin chooses Lance Storm!
Stone Cold Steve Austin & Lance Storm vs Kurt Angle & Chris Jericho tonight!
The Giant(The Big Show)(WCW) vs Taz(z)(ECW)
The Giant tosses Taz around like a ragdoll in a total squash match. Taz doesn't stand a chance. Giant gets the pinfall after 4:02.
JR reminds us that The Giant will be in the ECW Rules Elimination Style 3 Way Dance for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship against Kurt Angle, and Steve Austin at Summerslam this Sunday!
Loser Leaves Town Match: Raven(ECW) vs DDP(WCW)
DDP & Raven go to war. Bloody, violent match.
Raven puts up one hell of a fight, but its just not enough. The Peoples Champion drops DDP in the center of the ring with a Diamond Cutter for the pinfall after 11:20.
Raven has wrestled his final match in the WWF.
DDP gets a microphone and says he is finished with the mind games, he wants The Dead Man at Summerslam!
X-Pac runs into Shane Mcmahon with his bodyguard, The Wall backstage.
X-Pac tells Shane that he wants a title unification against The Ultimo Dragon at Summerslam. Shane agrees, and tells X-Pac to kiss his title goodbye.
X-Pac makes a move on Shane, but gets taken out by The Wall. The Wall slams X-Pac into a cinderblock wall, knocking him out.
The Undertaker(WWF) vs Kanyon(WCW)
Kanyon gets murdered by The Taker. Total domination.
DDP comes out to the ringside area, and distracts the Undertaker. Kanyon takes the upper hand when the Taker gets distracted by the mere presence of DDP ringside.
ECW Wrestlers come out to watch The Undertakers back. Justin Credible, Al Snow, and Perry Saturn are sent to the ring by Paul Heyman.
DDP starts fighting on the outside of the ring with Saturn & Al Snow as Kanyon dominates the Undertaker in the ring.
As the referee is distracted by the melee outside the ring, Justin Credible gets into the ring with a chair. Credible takes a swing at Kanyon, but Kanyon ducks out of the way. Justin Credible accidentally cracks The Taker in the head with a steel chair.
Kanyon hits Credible with a thrust kick knocking him out of the ring. Kanyon covers The Undertaker for the pin, and gets the win over The Legend after 7:56.
Mike Awesome & The Dudley Boyz come out to help Saturn, Al Snow, and Justin Credible as they get overwhelmed by Kanyon & Page.
Kanyon & Page escape through the crowd. The Undertaker rises up.
The Undertaker realizes that ECW just cost him the match, and he goes berserk. The Undertaker destroys Justin Credible, Saturn, Al Snow, The Dudley Boyz, and Mike Awesome in a furious explosion of anger & rage.
The Undertaker gets the microphone after completely destroying ECW, and he says that if DDP wants him at Summerslam, he will....
Rest In Peace.........
Main Event: Stone Cold Steve Austin & Lance Storm(With Paul Heyman)(ECW) vs Kurt Angle & Chris Jericho(With Mick Foley)(WWF)
Match of the year. Unbelievable pay per view quality match on free cable tv this week. All 4 guys leave it all in the ring. Jericho & Storm dazzle the crowd with technical chain wrestling, and the crowd loses it when Austin & Angle finally go toe to toe.
ECW takes the upper hand, but Quality Control attack Paul Heyman on the outside of the ring. Test, Hardcore Holly, and Crash Holly come out and destroy Paul Heyman on the outside of the ring.
Lance Storm gets double teamed by Jericho & Angle when Austin leaves the ring to help Paul E.
Austin is beaten down by Test & The Hollys. Mick Foley gives Paul Heyman a piledriver through the announcers table, and he looks like he may be legitimately hurt.
Kurt Angle gets the win for WWF after taking Storm out with an Angle Slam at the 11 minute mark. Incredible match. Storm's stock is on the rise after this match.
Paul Heyman's ECW Revolution has been completely decimated tonight. They are in seriously bad shape.
Before the show closes Vince Mcmahon comes to the ring, and asks to have a Father to Son talk.
Vince politely asks Shane Mcmahon to come to the ring by himself, without any WCW henchmen.
WCW owner Shane Mcmahon comes to the ring, but he isn't alone. He is accompanied by his personal bodyguard, The Wall.
Vince criticizes his decision to bring The Wall to the ring. Shane tells him he must be stupid if he thinks he will trust him that easily.
Vince tells Shane to bury the hatchet. Vince says he will help Shane put together a WCW tribute show next month at their exclusive One Night Stand pay per view. Vince asks Shane to stop his Invasion, and to help him run the WWF as co partners.
Shane laughs. Shane says that the pay per view next month will not be a One Night Stand, but a full on Ressurection of the WCW. Shane says that Vince broke his heart when he gave Paul Heyman his own show with the ECW. Shane asks "Why ECW?".
Vince tells Shane that he doesn't understand that business is business, and that WCW is just bad for business.
Shane disagrees. Shane says that WCW will rise up to overcome the WWF if he does not give them their own weekly show, they will take it.
Vince laughs. "Your just gonna take it?"
Suddenly, Shane's bodyguard The Wall attacks Shane!!!
The Wall chokeslams Shane Mcmahon into oblivion!
The Wall shakes Vince's hand. Vince looks at Shane's lifeless body, and tells him that he almost wiped out Heyman's "Revolution" tonight, and that he will wipe out "The Invasion" at Summerslam this Sunday Night!
As always, you continue to be one of the top "bookers" in this forum. Everything syncs so perfectly. I can't imagine a better way of melding MMA and pro-wrestling than you did with Malenko v. Sakuraba. It was truly a testament to just how far you've come and was one of the best matches I've read here. I will say that the spoiler tags kind of got to me, but I understand and respect the logic behind it. I enjoy the bits about what's going on over in the Fed concurrently, but really the best bits always come from ECW. The Anarchy Rulz concept is a bit over-the-top, but I have 100% faith that you'll deliver in such fashion as to make it pitch-perfect. Looking forward to it!
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Announcers: Michael Cole/Joel Gertner
KICKOFF: New Season of WWF Smackdown! on UPN.
A new era began in the World Wrestling Federation with the August 16 episode of SmackDown! Marilyn Manson's "Beautiful People" opened the show, which featured a brand-new logo, brand-new theme song, and even a brand-new set, complete with a fist breaking through glass and a blowaway fireworks show! Also, to celebrate the new fall season on UPN, SmackDown! was live for the first time ever!
The Rock comes out to start the show. Rock talks about his match with Booker T at Summerslam for the WCW world title.
Booker T comes out and says that he can't wait until this Sunday. The two men agree to find a tag partner to face each other in a tag match for tonights main event!
Vince Mcmahon comes out in his best mood all year after the events of Raw. Vinnie Mac talks about former WWF Commissioner Steven Regal turning on the WWF to join the WCW.
Vince orders Regal to come out. Regal comes out to the ring.
Vince Mcmahon orders Regal into a match with........
Kane vs Regal
Regal runs from Kane for most of the match, but Kane finally gets his hands on him.
Kand smashes Regal for an easy win after 3:39. Kanyon comes out after the match dressed in his Mortis gear.
Kanyon makes his way down the isle halfway to the ring, and challenges Kane to a match at Summerslam. Kane raises his hands, and the fires of hell explode, but Kanyon doesn't even flinch.
Kanyon tells Kane that he is not scared of him. Kane tilts his head to the side. Kanyon says that he will even fight Kane in his specialty at Summerslam, an Inferno Match! Kane nods his head, and it is set.
Kane will fight Kanyon in an Inferno Match at Summerslam.
Ultimo Dragon helps Regal to the back, and is angered about his loss. The Dragon volunteers his services to Booker T in the tag match for the main event!
Booker T & The Ultimo Dragon will face The Rock and a partner to be determined.
WWF Intercontinental Championship: Jeff Hardy(C)(WWF) vs Perry Saturn(ECW)
Saturn and Hardy put on a decent match. Hardy gets the clean win over Saturn after 7:21.
Jeff Hardy gets a microphone after the match, and says that he will defend the honor of the WWF when he faces Rob Van Dam in a Ladder Match at Summerslam.
Hardy says that the way the crowd responds to RVD makes him sick. He says that he and his brother have been in the WWE for years, and aren't getting the respect they deserve.
Jeff says he doesn't trust RVD, and he doesn't like the way the crowd gets behind someone that just came here from the ECW.
Jeff says that RVD represents the best of the ECW. He concludes by saying that RVD will always be an ECW guy, and he will not let him just come in and take the title from someone who has been here for years, and paid their dues.
The Rock is shown backstage, and the crowd pops huge. X-Pac approaches The Rock backstage and asks to be his tag partner in the main event against Booker T & Ultimo Dragon.
The Rock agrees to it, and it is set.
The Rock & X-Pac will face Booker T & Ultimo Dragon in tonight's main event!
Christian comes out. Christian calls out Edge for a match at Summerslam. Edge comes out, and accepts the challenge.
Edge tells Christian that he broke his heart when he turned on him to join WCW. Christian says that he wants to move past Edge, and on to bigger things.
Christian tells Edge that he will always be his Marty Janety after Summerslam. Edge tells Christian that he didn't want to fight him, but he left him no choice.
Edge tells Christian that no matter what happens he will always love him like a brother. Christian ends the promo laughing at Edge who is visibly emotional about the upcoming match.
Test(WWF) vs The Godfather(ECW)
Test and the Godfather collide in a pretty stiff match. Godfather's grittier new persona has led to him adapting to a much more aggressive, brawling style.
Test gets the upper hand with some nice reversals, and clean wrestling technique. Test gets the win with a pinfall after 5:55.
Chris Jericho comes out to the ring with Test after the match. Jericho applauds the victory, and makes fun of The Godfather dropping the pimp gimmick while in ECW recently.
Jericho asks Test to join him, and Kronic in an 8 man tag match against Paul Heyman's ECW Revolution at Summerslam.
Jericho briefly talks about how overrated Paul Heyman and the ECW is, and says that he will embarrass ECW at Summerslam.
Paul Heyman comes out to the ramp, and tells Chris Jericho to be carefull what he wishes for. Heyman says that Jericho will face Lance Storm, The Dudley Boyz, and The Mulleted Monster Mike Awesome!
Chris Jericho, Test, and Kronic will face Lance Storm, The Dudley Boyz, and Mike Awesome in an 8 man WWF vs ECW tag at Summerslam!
WCW's Peoples Champion comes out.
DDP talks about his upcoming match against the Undertaker. Page gets serious, and emotional as he talks about the passion that used to exist in a WCW lockerroom.
Page says that the entire WCW Invasion is about WCW Wrestlers getting another chance to work. A fair chance.
Page says that his upcoming match against the Taker will represent the best of the best of the WCW vs WWF war that is going on this weekend at Summerslam, and that he will fight to the death for the fans of WCW.
The Undertaker comes out.
The Undertaker says there will be no more games. The Undertaker challenges Diamond Dallas Page to a Hell In A Cell match at Summerslam to keep out any possible interferance.
Page accepts the challenge. It will be The Undertaker vs Diamond Dallas Page in a Hell In A Cell match this Sunday at Summerslam.
Paul Heyman comes out, and talks about the way ECW was decimated this past Monday on Raw. Paul says that it will take much more to kill the ECW.
Heyman says that he will fight the WCW until he doesn't have anything left. He says that he will take the ECW back from Vince Mcmahon, and he will use the WWF Championship when Austin wins it for him at Summerslam this weekend.
Vince Mcmahon comes to the ring with Paul Heyman. Vince tells Paul that Austin is all he has, and this Sunday Angle will eliminate him.
This brings out WCW owner Shane Mcmahon.
Shane says that The Giant will win the WWF Championship at Summerslam in the 3 way dance. Shane says that he will put the WWF title on the line at the WCW pay per view in September to ensure the success of the show.
The 3 men stare each other down in the ring with dramatic looks in their faces as the promo cuts away.
Main Event: The Rock & X-Pac(WWF) vs Booker T & Ultimo Dragon(WCW)
Such a great match. X-Pac goes at it with Booker, and briefly with Dragon in an excellent preview of their upcoming Cruiserwieght/Lightwieght title unification match at Summerslam. X-Pac gets one of the hottest tags of all time, and The Rock cleans house.
The Rock takes out Ultimo Dragon, but Booker T breaks up the pinfall. A wild brawl breaks out, and the match ends in a No Contest after 8:18.
Booker T and The Rock are going toe to toe in the ring as the show closes.
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