WWF World Heavyweight Champion: Steve Austin (Since 3/29/1998)
WWF Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (Since 12/8/1997)
WWF European Champion: Jeff Jarrett (Since 5/4/1998)
WWF World Tag Team Champions: New Age Outlaws (Since 3/30/1998)
WWF Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (Since 3/29/1998)
WWF RAW is WAR
MAY 11TH, 1998
KANSAS CITY, MO
TONIGHT: NEW MX [c]/LOD 2000; OWEN HART EXPLAINS HIS ACTIONS; VINCE MCMAHON HAS PLANS FOR STEVE AUSTIN TONIGHT!
Vince McMahon comes out to open the show and gets on the mic. He says Stone Cold isn't here yet, but he will find out soon that he must tonight compete in tag team action, and it will be with a partner of VINCE MCMAHON's choosing, against two opponents ALSO of Vince McMahon's choosing! But for now, he would like to take this time to introduce the man who has unquestionably proven he's able to make the sacrifice -- to the extent that once again, he has been named the #1 Contender -- DUDE LOVE!
Dude comes out to his traditional music, but he's dressed in an awful looking suit with glasses and his hair pulled back in a ponytail, as well as a nicely trimmed beard, trying his best to look "corporate". He smiles for the camera once he gets in and shakes Vince's hand, and we see he's even got brand new fake teeth in! Dude takes the mic and says last week, he seemed somewhat confused as to what his identity truly was, but one week later, he knows exactly who he is: He is a well educated man, a speaker of four different languages, a reader of Greek tragedy, and a student of American history. A lover of women, a leader of men, and a surprisingly good dancer for a big man! He is the King of Hardcore, and as Stone Cold Steve Austin will find out at Over the Edge, the world's toughest SOB. He is the future WWF Champion. He is Dude Love! Dude says he's been ashamed to admit it for some time, but it felt like Dude Love had lost his smile. But with his support of Mr. McMahon and the entire WWF, he's found his smile, and it certainly feels good! AND VINCE & DUDE HUG BAH GAWD FATHER AND SON BONDING!
Vince says since Dude Love has made these sacrifices and will finally do what is needed at Over the Edge, he has a surprise for him, a present if you will. First, he'd like to introduce the man who will be the Guest Timekeeper for the match at Over the Edge -- THE ESTEEMED GERALD BRISCO! Brisco comes jogging out with a big smile and waves to the crowd, getting into the ring and shaking Dude's hand as well as Vince's. Vince then introduces the man who will be the Special Guest Ring Announcer -- THE HONORABLE PAT PATTERSON! Patterson comes out the same way Brisco did, also shaking both of their hands. JR says this reeks of another desperate set-up by McMahon to get at Austin and the WWF Title. He says but there's one last surprise -- there will be a SPECIAL GUEST REFEREE! This man stands tall amid an abyss of mediocrity. This man's sheer physical presence is nothing short of awe-inspiring. This guest referee is a man of principle, to the extent that he can swim in a sea of temptation and never run amok. He will set new standards in officiating in the WWF. Vince points to the entry way -- but nobody comes out! He calls for the man who will be Special Guest Referee to get out here and show himself to the world -- but still nothing! Vince excuses himself and says he will go get the special referee himself and bring him out here, and Vince leaves the ring and heads backstage.
Pat Patterson picks up the mic and with his incredible accent, he announces that ON MAY 31ST, AT OVER THE EDGE, THE SPECIAL GUEST REFEREE WILL BE --
THE BEST THERE IS!
THE BEST THERE WAS!
THE BEST THERE EVER WILL BE!
VINCENT! KENNEDY! MCMAHON!
Vince poses at the top of the entry way ala Hulk Hogan to a chorus of boo's, and Dude, Patterson & Brisco applaud rigorously as we head to break!
Backstage, Kevin Kelly is standing by at the entrance to the arena. Kevin Kelly recaps everything Vince McMahon said in the opener, and he's standing by the entrance to the arena's backstage, hoping to get an initial reaction from Stone Cold Steve Austin as he arrives. Suddenly, the door is heard slamming shut, and Kelly and the camera turn to the side, expecting to see Austin -- but it's AL SNOW?! And he's got Head! Al Snow walks towards Kelly, and Kelly asks him what he's doing here, he doesn't work for the WWF. Snow says of course he does, he never left, he's Leif Cassidy, after all! He then gets into an argument with the Head about the whereabouts of Marty Jannetty. Kelly says that this entrance is for employees only, and Snow says that they have tickets, but then argues with Head about the whereabouts of said tickets. A confused Kevin Kelly points him in the direction of the fan entrance, and Snow walks off lecturing the Head for interrupting him. What the fuck.
1. Mark Henry & D'Lo Brown def. Ron Simmons & Steve Blackman in 4:48. Blackman does his stuff early, Simmons comes in but gets punished while still being hurt. Him and D'Lo both go for dramatic tags, Simmons is just about to get to Blackman -- BUT JEFF JARRETT RUNS OUT AND PULLS BLACKMAN'S LEG OFF THE APRON! An irate Blackman turns and yells at Jarrett, and Jarrett eggs him on, so Blackman grabs his nunchucks and chases after Jarrett to the back! But back in the ring, Simmons is left to fall to a huge powerslam and splash by Mark Henry, and the Nation gets the win!RAW is WAR, LAST WEEK: We see Ron Simmons get the win on his former best friend Kama, only for the Nation to attack post-match until Steve Blackman came out and attacked them with nunchucks to run them off.
Post-match, Mark Henry & D'Lo grab microphones, and they put over that victory, as well as what the Nation did last week, and they think they're deserving of WWF Tag Team Title shots, so they're challenging the Outlaws for the belts NEXT WEEK!
Backstage, Kevin Kelly is still standing by the back entrance, awaiting on Steve Austin. He recaps the opening segment again, including the ammendments to the Main Event at Over the Edge, as well as the mysterious Main Event tonight which will see Steve Austin and a mystery partner taking on two opponents of Vince McMahon's choosing. And before Kelly can even finish fully explaining, the door opens AND IN WALKS THE WWF CHAMPION STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN! Kelly stops him and catches him off guard, and almost exasperated, Kelly explains to Austin everything that McMahon said earlier and what awaits him still tonight. Austin flips out and calls it a bunch of bull[CENSORED] and he's had enough of this, he's kicking somebody's ass. He drops his bags and shoves Kelly out of the way, and Austin starts looking around for the locker rooms, with a stage hand showing him the way.
Another camera picks up to see Austin coming down the hallway of locker rooms, slamming on doors and even opening a few to see where McMahon is, calling him out, talking about kicking his teeth down his throat. He runs into the Headbangers and asks if they've seen Vince, and they say no. He comes across Harvey Whippleman and asks him, and Harvey says he hears Vince is in a secluded part of the arena, and Austin calls him a dumb bastard anyway, and stomps off to continue to try and find Vince McMahon!
Back at commentary, JR & King talk about what happened two weeks ago, when Paul Bearer emotionally revealed that Kane was his son, and it shocking the Undertaker to his core. Last week, before a match with Dustin Rhodes, Paul Bearer revealed in cruel detail the alleged one night stand he had with The Undertaker & Kane's mother, causing the Undertaker to come down and viciously beat Paul Bearer until Kane got counted out from his match to brawl with his brother to the backstage area. King keeps sneaking in some off color jokes about the Undertaker's mother being a hussy and taking Paul Bearer's virginity because she was tired of fondling the corpses in the funeral home, and the piece de' la resistance, Lawler jokes that maybe Bearer is even the Undertaker's father! Lawler's cracking himself up, and JR warns him that this probably isn't a good idea, but Lawler laughs it off.
JR & Lawler segue from that into discussing the injury to Ken Shamrock two weeks ago at the hands of Owen Hart. We see the footage of what appears to be some sort of set-up on Owen Hart's part, in which he bit Ken Shamrock's ear and broke two bones in Shamrock's ankle, putting him out of action temporarily until his ankle heals. They throw it up to the ring, where Michael Cole is standing by to interview Owen Hart.
Michael Cole welcomes out his guest at this time, Owen Hart! Owen comes out to a mixed reaction in his street clothes, and he looks upset and angry with himself as he enters the ring. Cole recaps what Owen did two weeks ago to Ken Shamrock, before asking him the simple question of "why?". Owen says he'd first like to apologize to the WWF, it's fans, it's employees and his fellow wrestlers. His actions were ill-mannered and ill-timed, and he can never take that back. The only thing close to an explanation he can give is the fact that for the past six months, his life has been a living nightmare. First, he loses the Intercontinental Championship, then the "Montreal Incident" occurs. Sure, he won the WWF Championship not too long after that, but DX made sure to continue to make the Hart Family's life a living Hell and he chased DX around this entire continent back for months. And when he took out Ken Shamrock two weeks ago and bit his ear and broke his ankle, it was nothing more than wrong place and wrong time, it was nothing personal towards Ken, but he just snapped and lost his temper.
Cole brings up Owen's post-match interview at Unforgiven, saying that enough was enough and he was going to start going to extremes to erradicate the filth from the WWF that had made his life so difficult the past few months. He says there are rumors running rampant that there is some sort of connection between Owen Hart's attack on Ken Shamrock, and the Nation's mysterious ambush on D-Generation-X, and he asks Owen if there's any creedence to these rumors. Owen flat out denies these rumors, saying he wants nothing to do with the Nation of Domination, and quite frankly, they're almost as much of a problem as DX is, so no, his temper flaring out of control had ZERO to do with what the Nation did to DX. Cole says that he has to admit it is kind of conspicuous the timing of those two events, and Owen looks annoyed, but again promises that the two events do not corolate and they have NOTHING to do with one another. Cole asks for final confirmation that Owen Hart and the Nation are absolutely not in kahootz, and now Owen is pissed, so he shoves Cole back and starts to move towards him, asking wh his answers aren't good enough, and how maybe he should break Cole's ankle, as well.
BUT HERE COMES THE NATION OUT TO THE AISLEWAY! The Rock has the mic, and he orders the music cut. He says the only thing he's willing to support Owen Hart in is him kicking Michael Cole's roody poo candy ass for even insinuating that the Nation would ever do business with a Hart, much less the "runt of the litter". Rock calls Owen a jabroni to the highest degree, and says while he'll always get a kick out of seeing Ken Shamrock in pain, the fact of the matter is that the Rock is the most ELECTRIFYING man in Sports Entertainment, and if he wanted to, he could've what Owen did to Shamrock at any time, and he would've done it better. As far as the Nation's issues with DX goes, he assures the world since want to be so damned nosy, it has nothing to do with Owen Hart, and the reasons they have an issue with DX will be revealed soon enough. As far as this jabroni goes standing in the ring, he doesn't even belong in the same arena or ring as The Rock, let alone calling himself an "ally of the Nation", and quite frankly, it's pissed the People's Champion off enough to challenge Owen to a match -- TONIGHT! Owen is shocked by this, but seems intrigued, and he dares Rock to put the Intercontinental Championship on the line as well. The Rock thinks about it and confers with the rest of the Nation, before turning to Owen and telling him that he's on, Rock/Owen for the IC Title once again here tonight! Rock surprises everyone by saying that he'll do him one better, he won't give Owen Hart the satisfaction of having a coward's way out or a ready made excuse, he'll make sure the entire Nation stays backstage while he lays the smackdown on Owen Hart's candy ass, if ya SMELL what the ROCK is cookin'! THE RUMORS AREN'T TRUE, AND LATER TONIGHT, ROCK/OWEN II FOR THE IC TITLE!
Back at commentary, JR talks about Kai En Tai like he did last week, and says capitalizing on the agreement the WWF struck with their manager, Yamaguchi-San, not only should they expect to wrestle, but it won't just be against TAKA Michinoku, they're WWF superstars now, so they're going to have to compete against other WWF superstars, hence our next match!
2. Val Venis def. Dick Togo with the Fisherman's Suplex in 5:03. Val seems confident since it's only Yamaguchi-san at ringside, and he does his business. Togo gets some midsection work in, but Val is resilient on a comeback. Val goes up top for a Money Shot, but Yamaguchi-San grabs on his leg. He shakes him off, but it took too long, so when he dives, Togo's able to move. Togo quickly goes up and goes for his own Back Senton -- BUT VAL GETS HIS KNEES UP INTO TOGO'S BACK! He quickly grabs Togo and gets him with a Fisherman's Suplex pin to get the win!
Post-match, as Val's getting his arm raised, Sho Funaki & Men's Teioh come running out and attack Val from behind. Yamaguchi gets in and helps Togo up and starts barking orders, and all three Kai En Tai members put the boots to Val. BUT HERE COMES TAKA LIKE A HOUSE ON FIRE, AND HE STARTS GOING CRAZY AND CLEARING HOUSE! He almost gets his hands on Yamaguchi-San, but Kai En Tai drag him out of the ring just in time. JR reminds us that it is still unknown to them what the issue is between TAKA and Yamaguchi-San, but there is certainly bad blood. TAKA turns and goes to help Val Venis up to his feet, but as he gets up -- Val shoves TAKA away! Val tells TAKA he doesn't need his help, and warns him to stay the Hell out of his business. Val heads off to the back, and TAKA is confused.
THE GLASS SHATTERS, AND A PISSED OFF RATTLESNAKE MAKES HIS WAY DOWN TO THE RING WITH THE WWF TITLE! He grabs a microphone and immediately starts ranting. He says the cards might be stacked against Stone Cold at Over the Edge, but he really don't give a rat's ass about all that. He ain't gonna come out and cry and complain because it doesn't bother him one bit. You either like him or you don't. He knows Vince can't stand him and hates his guts, and he feels the same way about him. The least he can do about tonight is for Vince to bring his little yellow carcass out here and give him just a little bit of information.
On the tron, Vince says they've never had a conversation about how Austin's opponents or partner is. Vince says the only thing they can tell him in some kind of a gesturing capacity is this --
Austin says they can cover their eyes, ears, and mouths, but they can't cover up their ass. And when he's all done, that's where he's gonna stick this belt! AND THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE, 'CAUSE STONE COLD SAID SO!
Sgt. Slaughter comes out after Tommy Young is introduced as the ref, and Cornette stops him to point out that this is for an NWA Title, so his presence is legit. Slaughter says he's not here for that, but since it's on a WWF show, he's removing Cornette and to be fair, Sunny, from ringside!We see a mix of the past couple weeks of incidents between LOD2000 & New MX. First, LOD2000 came out to the aide of RNRX, Tommy Dreamer & 2 Cold Scorpio at Unforgiven. Later that night, in an act of revenge, the New MX came out and cost LOD2000 the Tag Team Title match against the New Age Outlaws. The following night on RAW, LOD came out for revenge during an 8-Man Tag Match, but New MX escaped. Then, last week, as LOD2000 were attempting to get a rematch out of the Outlaws, the New Midnight Express came out and attacked them from behind leading to a pull apart!
3. New Midnight Express [c] def. LOD2000 via DQ in a match for the NWA World Tag Team Championships in 7:50. New MX do a lot of stalling and 80's heel tactics, but once the LOD get their hands on them, they start running through them. New MX avoid a Doomsday Device set-up and both teams start brawling, when suddenly -- the Rock 'n' Roll Express come running out to go after the New MX, and the ref calls for the bell!
Post-match, RNRX drive New MX from the ring, and the ref informs Howard Finkel that the winners via DQ and STILL NWA World Tag Team Champions, the New Midnight Express! LOD2000 flips out because not only didn't they win the titles, they lost the match thanks to the RNRX! New MX celebrate to the back, and an irate LOD2000 start yelling at RNRX. RNRX argue about wanting to get them some of New MX, but LOD2000 don't care -- and the two teams start brawling now! New MX raise their titles in the air with big smiles on their face as the RNRX and LOD continue to brawl!
Back at ringside, JR & Lawler talk about how the situation between those three teams is far from over and alot being on the line since all three teams are also in contention, you have to believe, for future title shots against the New Age Outlaws. JR tries to talk more about this mysterious Main Event still to come, but Lawler interrupts to poke fun at the situation involving the Undertaker's mother some more. He tells JR that he heard from Paul Bearer that when he worked at the Funeral Parlor, the Undertaker's mother had a number dispensary on her bedpost! He says he heard that when she'd go on vacation to the Virgin Islands, when she left, they had to change the name! He says that he shouldn't talk about the Undertaker's mother like that, he never met her -- because the line was too long! And before JR can even scold Lawler for these tasteless jokes -- THE UNDERTAKER SUDDENLY APPEARS BEHIND HIM IN THE CROWD AND STARTS ATTACKING LAWLER AT THE COMMENTARY TABLE!
He beats the piss out of him for his off color remarks all night, and sends Lawler right into the ring, with JR freaking out. He grabs a begging Lawler by the throat and PLANTS HIM with a Chokeslam, and then picks him up just to do another Chokeslam! He starts to set him up for a third Chokeslam -- BUT PAUL BEARER'S VOICE BRINGS HIM TO A HALT! Bearer appears on the Titantron, live via satellite from somewhere, and he says that the Undertaker can take his anger out on lowly little announcers or stage hands, and even some other WWF superstars, but it won't change the past! He and Kane are currently on their way on to get their DNA testing done, and next week once they have the results -- THEN IT'LL FINALLY BE PROVEN 100% TRUE THAT HE IS KANE'S FATHER, OOOOOH YEEEEEEEEEEES! The video feed cuts out, and Taker starts wobbling around, looking uneasy and crazed. The only thing that snaps him out of it is when he notices Lawler trying to get out of the ring from the corner of his eye, SO HE GRABS LAWLER, DRAGS HIM BACK OVER AND HE PLANTS THE KING WITH A TOMBSTONE OUT OF FRUSTRATION! He doesn't bother with posing, or even doing any further physical harm to the King, instead just leaving with his hands on his hips, looking down at the ground in shame.
Backstage, Vince McMahon and the Stooges are seen watching on a monitor, and Vince is disgusted. The Stooges think he means because of Paul Bearer's accusations, but Vince says it's because now he has to find a new color commentator for the rest of the night. There's a knock at the door, and Vince looks bug eyed, thinking it's Austin. Brisco & Patterson check to see who it is, and it's security with Dustin Rhodes. Vince calms down, and he thanks Dustin for agreeing to see him, and Dustin doesn't look the least bit happy. Vince tries to reason with Dustin, bringing up the fact that as famous and as successful as his father was, he never amounted to anything in the WWF. He was a polka dot wearing buffoon who danced with the "common folk", and he brought more shame to the Rhodes name than anything Dustin did as "Goldust" for all these years. Dustin stops him right there, saying he knows what he's trying to do, and it won't work. His relationship with his father is tarnished forever, and maybe one day it can be repaired, but for now, he's gotta worry about being his own man before he can worry about anyone else, and that includes Vince McMahon. Vince takes offense to this, because who wouldn't want to work directly side by side with the most powerful man in professional wrestling?! Dustin says it sounds crazy, but after you've had the proverbial carrot dangled in front of you for so long only for the "thanks" in return to be a punishment match against Kane, you become cynical. Vince nods his head, and asks if that's a fact, and Dustin says it is. Vince says okay then, if that's the case, if Dustin wants to grab that proverbial carrot, then who is he to take that chance away from him? He'll get his chance to shine and grab that carrot in tonight's main event, BECAUSE HE'S ONE OF STEVE AUSTIN'S OPPONENTS. Dustin seems fine with that, but he says he knows there's a catch. Vince assures him there absolutely is one, because once Dustin sees who Austin's partner is, he's going to be begging him for a chance to even wear polka dots. Vince excuses him from the office and has the Stooges show him out, but asks them to get him coffee on their way back.
Back from break, the Stooges are at a nearby coffee machine, both of them trying to make the best cup of coffee possible for MISTER MACMAHON. They start arguing over who makes the best coffee, BUT TERRY FUNK SUDDENLY APPEARS OUT OF NOWHERE AND ROUGHS BOTH OF THEM UP! He grabs Patterson by the arm, twists it and shoves it behind him, and he tells Brisco to start leading him towards McMahon, or he's breaking Patterson's arm clean off. Brisco refuses, but Patterson screams at Brisco just to do it! Brisco caves in, and Funk pushes the restrained Patterson in front of him. Brisco leads him down a long hallway, through a couple of doors and finally to the secluded room where Vince has been hiding. Funk then uses Patterson as a battering ram to push the door open, and he shoves Patterson to the ground. Vince turns to see this and his eyes buldge out, AND FUNK SCREAMS THAT HE WARNED HIM HE WAS CRAZY ENOUGH TO KILL HIM, "I TOLD YOU I'D KILL YOU YOU SON OF A BITCH!", AND HE GOES AFTER VINCE, BUT THE SECURITY IS THERE JUST IN TIME TO RESTRAIN FUNK! Once Funk is fully restrained, even though he's still attempting to break free and threaten McMahon, Vince becomes confident and arrogant, and says that's the fighting spirit he likes to see, and if Terry Funk is in the mood to hurt somebody so bad, THEN HE CAN BE DUSTIN RHODES' PARTNER TONIGHT AGAINST STONE COLD AND HIS MYSTERY PARTNER! Vince yells for the security team to get Funk the Hell out of there and keep him under lock and key until the Main Event. They talk Funk away, and Brisco helps Patterson off the floor. Vince notices this -- but still asks where his coffee is, and they rush back out to go get him one!
Back at commentary, JR is trying to recap a hellacious night so far, including what just happened to his broadcast colleague before the break at the hands of the Undertaker. But as JR's talking -- Al Snow hops the barricade with the Head and sits at the commentary booth with JR! JR asks Al what the Hell he's doing here, he's not supposed to be out here, he doesn't work for the WWF anymore. Snow says that's news to him, he was expecting to do some more J-O-B's for the bizzoys. JR again repeats that Al hasn't worked for them in a while, and he's supposed to be a part of Extreme Championship Wrestling. Snow refutes these claims and says he's going to be JR's broadcast colleague, he's got a wide range of skills, and he'd like to show them off to get Vince to notice him! Finally, Sgt. Slaughter comes out with a team of security. They reason with Al Snow at first, who stands up confused and afraid, but then he starts arguing with the Head and he starts attacking the guards with the Head! The guards subdue him and ziptie his arms behind his back, and they literally carry Al Snow around ringside, up the ramp and to the back! The Hell?
Before the match, we see Michael PS Hayes come out and join JR on commentary for the rest of the night with Lawler being evaluated by staff doctors, and Al Snow being taken to a psychiatric hospital, hopefully.UNFORGIVEN, TWO WEEKS AGO: We see what happened on the Free For All, when Barry Windham defeated Tommy Dreamer. Post-match, the NWA attacked Dreamer and Scorpio came to the rescue, only to be trapped in the Beast Choker himself.
RAW is WAR, TWO WEEKS AGO: We see Dan Severn trapping Scorpio in near mid-air with the Beast Choker to win the 8-man tag, and attempt to finish off the job he started the previous night.
4. Dan "The Beast" Severn def. 2 Cold Scorpio with an Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex in 6:23. Scorpio has more of a shot in this than expected after an early attack, but Severn is on him with the stretching and suplexes. Scorpio rushes up top to set-up the Tumbleweed, but Cornette gets up and holds onto his legs! This allows Severn to rush up to the middle rope, AND SEVERN DAMN NEAR DECAPITATES SCORPIO WITH AN OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY FROM THE ROPES AND COVERS TO GET THE WIN!
Post-match, Severn scares off the referee and goes to lock the Beast Choker onto Scorpio, but Tommy Dreamer comes out with a chair for the save! He goes to swing, but Severn kicks him low and tosses the chair aside. Severn traps Dreamer in the Beast Choker instead and has it locked in tight -- but a groggy Scorpio is able to get up enough strength to pick up the chair and nail Severn in the back with the chair! Severn breaks the hold and turns around, and Scorp pulls off another shot with the chair to send Severn tumbling out of the ring! Scorpio drops back down, still badly hurt, and he checks on Dreamer. On the outside, an insane Severn tries to get into the ring to kill everyone, but Cornette starts pulling him away to the back to keep him from making a possible mistake!
The Rock makes his way out first with the title and paces around, ready for the match. Owen Hart's music strikes up -- but he doesn't make his way out. Rock starts to run at the mouth, and the music starts up again, but still, no sign of Owen Hart. The Rock snatches the mic away from Howard Finkel and is asking, no, demanding that Owen Hart get his roody poo candy ass out here so he can go ONE on ONE with the GREAT ONE. Owen Hart's music strikes up one last time --EARLIER TONIGHT: We see clips of Owen Hart's "explanation" earlier on, that was rebuffed by the Rock and the rest of the Nation, which led to The Rock challenging Owen Hart to a match tonight, and Owen accepting as long as the IC Title was on the line, which Rock agreed too!
-- AND HERE COMES MARK HENRY, KAMA & D'LO BROWN DRAGGING AN UNCONCIOUS OWEN HART OUT! The Rock starts to laugh as the Nation drags a roughed up looking Owen to the ring and rolling him in, right at the Rock's feet. The Rock kneels down and tells Owen, just like he's telling D-Generation-X, the Nation are the standard bearers around here, they run the show, they call the shots, and this is what Owen Hart gets for thinking he could even be on the same level as the Nation.
BREAK IT DOWN!
And here comes DX, bolting to the ring to get a piece of the Nation after last week! All four members brawl around with the members of the Nation, in and out of the ring, and the crowd is super hot for it all! Triple H singles out the Rock and starts firing away with shots in the corner. X-Pac breaks away from brawling with D'Lo Brown, grabs a chair and slides it into the ring so Hunter can use it, and D'Lo attacks Pac and they go back to brawling on the floor. Hunter finishes beating down Rock in the corner -- AND WAIT A MINUTE, OWEN HART GETS UP ON HIS FEET PERFECTLY FINE! HE GRABS THE CHAIR, AND WHEN HUNTER TURNS AROUND TO PICK IT UP, OWEN TOSSES THE CHAIR AT HIM, HUNTER CATCHES IT, AND OWEN SPINNING HEEL KICKS THE CHAIR INTO HUNTER'S FACE! The Rock stumbles out of the corner and he starts beating down Helmsley, and Owen Hart just nonchalantly leaves the ring amidst the brawling and heads backstage, never turning around or acknowledging anyone! Security and officials finally run out and separate the two factions. As the Nation is pulled away from DX, Chyna comes running down and slides into the ring to check on Triple H, and we see that his nose has been BUSTED wide open, and the rest of DX gets in to check on their leader as we head to an impromptu break!
YOU THINK YOU KNOW ME?
TORTURED SOUL AND SHIT. BEAT UP THE HOMELESS.
EDGE. COMING SOON.Backstage, the cameras see Owen Hart marching out of the arena with his travel bag, and Michael Cole comes running up to him with a microphone, asking for a quick word, and Owen tells him to leave him alone. Cole wants to know what the deal is, was that a set-up? Owen again repeats to leave him alone, but Cole demands answers and wants to know what exactly Owen Hart has been doing lately and why, AND OWEN LUNGES AT COLE! Cole falls back on his ass, and Owen stares at him a bit longer before continuing to exit the arena with his luggage. Owen Hart has officially lost "it", ladies and gentlemen.BEFORE THE BREAK: We get different angles of what appeared to be a beaten and unconcious Owen Hart seemingly "waking up fine" during the DX/Nation brawl, heel kicking a chair into Triple H's face and busting his nose open pretty badly, before walking out with an insane look on his face.
Terry Funk makes his way out first, and Dustin Rhodes is out next, and they exchange some unplesantries amongst themselves, not happy about having to team or being in this situation to begin with.
Stone Cold Steve Austin is out next to a huge pop and he does his usual posing, and he runs his mouth across the ring to both Dustin and Funk. JR notes that both of these men are probably fine with taking on Steve Austin, but it's the circumstances in which this match was created that has everybody uncomfortable.
Vince McMahon's voice suddenly comes over the PA system and he asks for everybody's attention. Vince is nowhere to be seen, and JR wonders what's up. Vince's voice announces that up next, Stone Cold Steve Austin's tag team partner -- weighing in at 248 pounds, from Greenwich, Connecticut -- being accompanied to the ring by Pat Patterson and Gerald Brisco, ladies and gentlemen please give it up -- FOR VINCE MCMAHON! WHAT?!
AND HERE COMES VINCE STRUTTING OUT IN HIS WORKOUT GEAR AND WHAT JR DESCRIBES AS HIS "POMPOUS JACK DANIELS PHYSIQUE". Austin shakes his head in disbelief, but taking advantage of an opportunity, Funk & Dustin attack Austin from behind and lay him out and the match starts!
5. Stone Cold Steve Austin & Vince McMahon def. Terry Funk & Dustin Rhodes in 8:37. This is essentially a handicapped match, because Vince isn't going to get in the ring on his own volition, and Austin's not risking a loss by having Vince get in even if he wanted to do so. Funk & Dustin are able to get the heat on Austin for a while, but Austin makes one of his valiant comebacks. But halfway through his comeback -- AUSTIN GOES OVER AND TAGS VINCE IN! Vince yells at him to get back and finish the match, BUT AUSTIN DRAGS VINCE INTO THE RING AND TELLS HIM TO GO DO IT HIMSELF, AND AUSTIN GOES TO THE APRON! Vince gets up and goes to confront Austin, but he turns slowly to see Dustin and Funk standing there, ready to take their aggressions out on the Chairman! But Patterson & Brisco slide into the ring to save the Boss, but Dustin & Funk take both of them out! Vince starts to puff up his chest, so Austin slaps him on the back to tag himself back in, and he shoves Vince to the side. Austin tosses both Stooges out of the ring, clotheslines Dustin over the top rope, kicks Funk in the gut and lays him out with the Stone Cold Stunner and covers to get the win!
Post-match, Austin gets up to celebrate, but as soon as he turns around -- VINCE CHEAPSHOTS HIM WITH A CLOTHESLINE OUT OF NOWHERE! Vince starts putting the boots to Austin, and he calls for Patterson & Brisco to get in and do the same! Austin starts moving back up to his feet and fighting back, BUT HERE COMES DUDE LOVE NOW, AND HE ATTACKS AUSTIN FROM BEHIND! It's a 4 on 1 attack, BUT AN ANGRY DUSTIN RHODES AND AN INSANE TERRY FUNK RUSH BACK INTO THE RING AND THEY START BEATING UP THE STOOGES NOW! Dude goes to send Austin to the ropes, BUT AUSTIN LEAPS BACK ON HIM WITH A THESZ PRESS!
Dustin & Funk have chased the Stooges out of the ring and to the back, and Austin's laid out Dude, AND HE LOOKS UP AND LOCKS EYES WITH VINCE, AND HE GOES AFTER HIM! He chases Vince out of the ring and up the rampway, and Vince turns and falls on his ass, begging Austin for his life! BUT DUDE LOVE RUNS FROM THE RING AND ATTACKS AUSTIN FROM BEHIND! HE ACTS QUICK, GRABBING AUSTIN IN A POSITION -- AND HE HITS AUSTIN WITH THE DOUBLE ARM DDT ONTO THE RAMPWAY! Dude helps Vince up to his feet and they stand over top of the KO'd WWF Champion, and Dude Love dances over top of Stone Cold as RAW comes to a close!
WWF IN YOUR HOUSE: OVER THE EDGE (5/31) CARD:
WWF WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Special Guest Referee: Vince McMahon
Special Guest Announcer: Pat Patterson
Special Guest Time Keeper: Gerald Brisco
Stone Cold Steve Austin [c] Vs. Dude Love