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    Default Big Evil's WWF 1998

    WWF 1993: http://forums.prowrestling.com/showthread.php?t=110208
    WWF 1994: http://forums.prowrestling.com/showthread.php?t=123538
    WWF 1995: http://forums.prowrestling.com/showthread.php?t=125062
    WWF 1996: http://forums.prowrestling.com/showthread.php?t=125592
    WWF 1997: http://forums.prowrestling.com/showthread.php?t=130173

    MAIN EVENTERS
    Kane
    Mankind
    Stone Cold Steve Austin
    The Undertaker

    UPPER MIDCARDERS
    Bad Ass Billy Gunn
    Ken Shamrock
    Road Dogg Jesse James
    The Rock
    Triple H
    X-Pac

    MIDCARDERS
    2 Cold Scorpio
    Al Snow
    Bob Holly
    Bradshaw
    Dan Severn
    D'Lo Brown
    Don Harris
    Dustin Rhodes
    Edge
    Faarooq
    Gangrel
    Jacques Rougeau
    Jeff Jarrett
    Mark Henry
    Owen Hart
    Pierre Carl Ouelette
    Road Warrior Animal
    Road Warrior Hawk
    Ron Harris
    Steve Blackman
    Terry Funk
    The Godfather
    The Sandman
    Tommy Dreamer
    Val Venis

    LOWER MIDCARDERS
    Chris Hammrick
    Dirty White Boy
    Henry Godwinn
    Mosh
    Phineas Godwinn
    Savio Vega
    Thrasher
    Tracey Smothers

    LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION
    Aguila
    Brian Christopher
    Chris Adams
    Ciclope
    Damian666
    Devon Storm
    Dick Togo
    Men's Teioh
    Scott Putski
    Scott Taylor
    Sho Funaki
    TAKA Michinoku

    FACTIONS
    D-Generation-X [Hunter Hearst Helmsley, X-Pac, New Age Outlaws, Chyna]
    Nation of Domination [The Rock, D'Lo Brown, The Godfather, Mark Henry, Owen Hart]
    Kai En Tai [Yamaguchi-San, Dick Togo, Men's Teioh, Sho Funaki, TAKA Michinoku]

    MANAGERS/VALETS
    Chyna [DX]
    Colonel Robert Parker [Jeff Jarrett]
    Yamaguchi-San [Kai En Tai]

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    UPDATED TITLE HISTORY [UPDATED AFTER SUMMERSLAM '98]

    WWF WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
    Bret Hart - 10/12/1992 til 4/4/1993 [7 Defenses]
    Yokozuna - 4/4/1993 til 3/20/1994 [17 Defenses]
    Bret Hart (2) - 3/20/1994 til 11/23/1994 [11 Defenses]
    Mr. Bob Backlund (2) til 11/23/1994 til 11/26/1994 [1 Defenses]
    Diesel - 11/26/1994 til 7/23/1995 [12 Defenses] *
    Jeff Jarrett - 7/23/1995 til 8/27/1995 [3 Defenses] **
    Diesel (2) - 8/27/1995 til 11/19/1995 [3 Defenses]
    Bret Hart (3) - 11/19/1995 til 3/31/1996 [7 Defenses]
    Shawn Michaels - 3/31/1996 til 8/18/1996 [6 Defenses]
    Vader - 8/18/1996 til 3/23/1997 [14 Defenses]
    The Undertaker (2) - 3/23/1997 til 8/3/1997 [7 Defenses]
    Bret Hart (4) - 8/3/1997 til 11/9/1997 [7 Defenses]
    Shawn Michaels (2) - 11/9/1997 til 12/7/1997 [2 Defenses]
    Owen Hart - 12/7/1997 til 12/27/1997 [2 Defenses]
    Shawn Michaels (3) - 12/27/1997 til 3/29/1998 [2 Defenses]
    Stone Cold Steve Austin - 3/29/1998 til 6/28/1998 [4 Defenses]
    Kane - 6/28/1998 til 6/29/1998 [1 Defenses]
    Stone Cold Steve Austin (2) - 6/29/1998 - ??? [3 Defenses]

    * = Won at a non-televised event when Diesel replaced the injured Bret Hart.
    ** = Used his #1 Contendership from KOTR to cash-in on Diesel after his match at IYH:2.


    WWF INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP
    Shawn Michaels - 10/27/1992 til 5/17/1993 [9 Defenses]
    Marty Jannetty - 5/17/1993 til 6/13/1993 [2 Defenses]
    Shawn Michaels (2) - 6/13/1993 til 8/30/1993 [3 Defenses] *
    Vacant - 8/30/1993 til 9/27/1993
    Razor Ramon - 9/27/1993 til 1/22/1994 [8 Defenses] **
    Arn Anderson - 1/22/1994 til 2/19/1994 [3 Defenses]
    Razor Ramon (2) - 2/19/1994 til 5/7/1994 [2 Defenses]
    Diesel - 5/7/1994 til 8/29/1994 [6 Defenses]
    Razor Ramon (3) - 8/29/1994 til 10/31/1994 [3 Defenses]
    Jeff Jarrett - 10/31/1994 til 7/23/1995 [13 Defenses]
    Shawn Michaels (3) - 7/23/1995 til 10/22/1995 [3 Defenses]
    Jeff Jarrett (2) - 10/22/1995 til 10/22/1995 [1 Defenses] ***
    Razor Ramon (4) - 10/22/1995 til 1/21/1996 [5 Defenses]
    Goldust - 1/21/1996 til 8/18/1996 [9 Defenses]
    Eddie Guerrero - 8/18/1996 til 12/15/1996 [8 Defenses]
    Hunter Hearst Helmsley - 12/15/1996 til 3/23/1997 [7 Defenses]
    Rocky Maivia - 3/23/1997 til 4/28/1997 [4 Defenses]
    Owen Hart - 4/28/1997 til 8/3/1997 [3 Defenses]
    Stone Cold Steve Austin - 8/3/1997 til 9/7/1997 [0 Defenses] ****
    Vacant - 9/7/1997 til 10/5/1997
    Owen Hart (2) - 10/5/1997 til 11/9/1997 [6 Defenses] *****
    Stone Cold Steve Austin (2) - 11/9/1997 til 12/8/1997 [1 Defenses]
    The Rock (2) - 12/8/1997 til 8/30/1998 [8 Defenses] ******
    Triple H (2) - 8/30/1998 til ??? [2 Defenses]

    * = Title Held Up When Michaels Was Suspended at Summerslam
    ** = Razor Ramon defeated Rick Martel for Vacant Title after both men were co-winners of a battle royal
    *** = Shawn Michaels was forced to hand over the title to Jeff Jarrett due to injury. Jarrett was then immediately put into a match with Razor Ramon, who then won the title.
    **** = Steve Austin was forced to forfeit the title following an injury sustained at Summerslam.
    ***** = Defeated Dude Love in a Tournament Final.
    ****** = Rock was awarded the title by forfeit when Steve Austin refused to give him a rematch per orders of Vince McMahon.


    WWF EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
    British Bulldog - 3/3/1997 til 10/5/1997 [8 Defenses] *
    Hunter Hearst Helmsley - 10/5/1997 til 1/18/1998 [2 Defenses]
    Owen Hart - 1/18/1998 til 3/29/1998 [4 Defenses]
    Triple H (2) - 3/29/1998 til 5/4/1998 [2 Defenses]
    Jeff Jarrett - 5/4/1998 til 7/26/1998 [4 Defenses]
    X-Pac - 7/26/1998 til 7/27/1998 [1 Defenses]
    D'Lo Brown - 7/27/1998 til ??? [4 Defenses]

    * = Title won in a Tournament Final, held in Berlin, Germany.

    WWF LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
    Brian Christopher - 1/18/1998 til 3/29/1998 [2 Defenses] *
    TAKA Michinoku - 3/29/1998 til ??? [5 Defenses]

    * = Defeated TAKA Michinoku in a Tournament Final.

    WWF WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
    Money Inc (2) - 10/13/1992 til 6/13/1993 [11 Defenses]
    Steiner Brothers - 6/13/1993 til 9/20/1993 [5 Defenses]
    The Quebecers - 9/20/1993 til 1/10/1994 [5 Defenses]
    1-2-3 Kid & Marty Jannetty - 1/10/1994 til 1/17/1994 [1 Defenses]
    The Quebecers (2) - 1/17/1994 til 3/20/1994 [3 Defenses]
    Steiner Brothers (2) - 3/20/1994 til 6/12/1994 [4 Defenses]
    The New Headshrinkers - 6/12/1994 til 6/13/1994 [1 Defenses]
    The Quebecers (3) - 6/13/1994 til 8/29/1994 [4 Defenses]
    Steiner Brothers (3) - 8/29/1994 til 10/29/1994 [3 Defenses]
    Shawn Michaels & Diesel - 10/29/1994 til 11/23/1994 [1 Defenses] *
    Vacant - 11/23/1994 til 1/22/1995
    Owen Hart & Yokozuna - 1/22/1995 til 9/24/1995 [11 Defenses] **
    Shawn Michaels & Diesel (2) - 9/24/1995 til 9/25/1995 [0 Defenses] ***
    Vacant - 9/25/1995 - 9/25/1995
    The Smokin' Gunns - 9/25/1995 til 11/19/1995 [5 Defenses] ****
    Raven & Stevie Richards - 11/19/1995 til 1/21/1996 [2 Defenses]
    Steiner Brothers (4) - 1/21/1996 til 3/31/1996 [3 Defenses]
    Owen Hart & British Bulldog - 3/31/1996 til 5/6/1996 [4 Defenses]
    Steiner Brothers (5) - 5/6/1996 til 7/21/1996 [3 Defenses]
    The Eliminators - 7/21/1996 til 4/21/1997 [17 Defenses]
    Owen Hart & British Bulldog (2) - 4/21/1997 til 5/11/1997 [1 Defenses]
    Steve Austin & Shawn Michaels - 5/11/1997 til 7/14/1997 [3 Defenses]
    Steve Austin & Dude Love - 7/14/1997 til 7/28/1997 [2 Defenses] *****
    The Eliminators (2) - 7/28/1997 til 9/7/1997 [3 Defenses]
    The Legion of Doom (2) - 9/7/1997 til 11/17/1997 [4 Defenses]
    The New Age Outlaws - 11/17/1997 til 3/29/1998 [6 Defenses]
    Cactus Jack & Terry Funk - 3/29/1998 til 3/30/1998 [1 Defenses]
    The New Age Outlaws (2) - 3/30/1998 til 7/13/1998 [6 Defenses]
    Kane & Mankind - 7/13/1998 til 7/26/1998 [2 Defenses]
    Steve Austin & The Undertaker - 7/26/1998 til 8/10/1998 [3 Defenses]
    Kane & Mankind (2) - 8/10/1998 til 8/30/1998 [1 Defenses]
    The New Age Outlaws (3) - 8/30/1998 til ??? [1 Defenses]

    * = Titles abandoned when Shawn Michaels refused to team with Diesel any longer.
    ** = Defeated the Steiners in a tournament final.
    *** = Won in a Gold Rush Match when Diesel pinned Owen Hart, who technically was not part of the match, and was replaced by the substitue British Bulldog.
    **** = Titles were stripped from Diesel & Michaels after Cornette threatened legal action due to match ending at IYH. They were put up between former champions, Owen & Yokozuna, and defacto #1 contenders, the Smokin' Gunns.
    ***** = Dude Love stepped in as Austin's partner to replace the "injured" Shawn Michaels.


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    ROYAL RUMBLE WINNERS
    1993 - Yokozuna
    1994 - Bret Hart & Lex Luger
    1995 - Shawn Michaels
    1996 - Shawn Michaels
    1997 - Stone Cold Steve Austin
    1998 - Stone Cold Steve Austin

    KING OF THE RING WINNERS
    1993 - Bret Hart
    1994 - Owen Hart
    1995 - Jeff Jarrett
    1996 - Stone Cold Steve Austin
    1997 - Hunter Hearst Helmsley
    1998 - Ken Shamrock

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    WWF STAFF

    WWF Owner & CEO: Vince McMahon
    WWF Commissioner: Sgt. Slaughter
    Announcers: Jim Ross, Jerry "The King" Lawler
    Interviewers: Kevin Kelly, Michael Cole

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    WWF MAGAZINE END OF THE YEAR AWARDS:

    1993:
    Superstar of the Year: Bret "Hitman" Hart
    Breakout Star of the Year: "All American" Ron Simmons
    Tag Team of the Year: Steiner Brothers
    Match of the Year: Yokozuna [c] vs. Lex Luger - WWF Title - Steel Cage Match, October SNME
    Feud of the Year: Bret Hart vs. Hulk Hogan
    Good Guy of the Year: Bret "Hitman" Hart
    Bad Guy of the Year: Hulk Hogan
    Comeback Superstar of the Year: Arn Anderson
    Moment of the Year: Hulk Hogan on Piper's Pit

    1994:
    Superstar of the Year: Bret Hart
    Breakout Star of the Year: Owen Hart
    Tag Team of the Year: Steiner Brothers
    Match of the Year: Bret Hart [c] vs. Mr. Backlund - WWF Title - I Quit Match, Survivor Series
    Feud of the Year: Ron Simmons vs. Yokozuna
    Good Guy of the Year: Bret Hart
    Bad Guy of the Year: Yokozuna
    Comeback Superstar of the Year: Tully Blanchard
    Moment of the Year: Ric Flair Ends Hulk Hogan's Career at WrestleMania

    1995:
    Superstar of the Year: Diesel
    Breakout Star of the Year: Jeff Jarrett
    Tag Team of the Year: Owen Hart & Yokozuna
    Match of the Year: Diesel [c] vs. Bret Hart - WWF Title - Survivor Series
    Feud of the Year: Arn Anderson vs. Ron Simmons
    Good Guy of the Year: Ron Simmons
    Bad Guy of the Year: Jeff Jarrett
    Comeback Superstar of the Year: British Bulldog
    Moment of the Year: Jeff Jarrett uses his KOTR #1 Contendership To Ambush Diesel and win the title - IYH:2

    1996:
    Superstar of the Year: Big Van Vader
    Breakout Star of the Year: Stone Cold Steve Austin
    Tag Team of the Year: The Eliminators
    Match of the Year: Shawn Michaels [c] vs. Big Van Vader - WWF Title, WWF Summerlam 1996
    Feud of the Year: Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart
    Good Guy of the Year: The Undertaker
    Bad Guy of the Year: Stone Cold Steve Austin
    Comeback Superstar of the Year: Terry Funk
    Moment of the Year: The Birth of Austin 3:16

    1997:
    Superstar of the Year: Stone Cold Steve Austin
    Breakout Star of the Year: Owen Hart
    Newcomer of the Year: Kane
    Tag Team of the Year: New Age Outlaws
    Match of the Year: Bret Hart [c] vs. Shawn Michaels - WWF Title, WWF Survivor Series 1997
    Feud of the Year: Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart
    Good Guy of the Year: The Undertaker
    Bad Guy of the Year: Shawn Michaels
    Comeback Superstar of the Year: Owen Hart
    Moment of the Year: Owen Hart uses Rick Rude as an "insurance policy" to win the WWF Title; In Your House 19: D-Generation-X.

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    PPV & MAJOR SHOW RESULTS

    Royal Rumble 1993
    1. Steiner Bros def. Beverly Brothers in 7:02
    2. Bam Bam Bigelow def. Big Bossman in 8:42
    3. Shawn Michaels [c] def. Terry Taylor to retain the WWF IC Title in 10:12
    4. Money Inc [c] def. Strike Force to retain the WWF Tag Titles in 6:53
    5. Bret Hart [c] def. Ric Flair to retain the WWF World Title in 14:24
    6. Yokozuna wins the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match in 59:43

    WrestleMania IX
    1. Shawn Michaels [c] def. Tatanka to retain the WWF IC Title in 14:29
    2. Steiner Brothers def. The Headshrinkers in a No DQ Match in 8:11
    3. Doink the Clown def. Bob Backlund in 6:17
    4. Mr. Perfect def. Lex Luger via DQ in 10:01
    5. Razor Ramon def. Owen Hart in 3:42
    6. Money Inc [c] def. The Mega Powers via DQ in 13:49 to retain the WWF Tag Titles
    7. Rick "The Model" Martel def. Tito Santana in 6:04
    8. Mr. Perfect def. Ric Flair in 16:17
    9. The Undertaker def. Bam Bam Bigelow via DQ in 5:59
    10. Yokozuna def. Bret Hart [c] to win the WWF Title in 12:27
    11. Yokozuna [c] vs. Hulk Hogan for the WWF Title went to a No-Contest in 1:17

    Saturday Night's Main Event - May '93
    1. Money Inc [c] def. Natural Disasters to retain the WWF Tag Titles in 9:13
    2. Shawn Michaels [c] def. Tatanka to retain the WWF IC Title in 11:32
    3. Jerry Lawler & Doink the Clown def. Bret Hart & Hulk Hogan via DQ in 7:44
    4. Mr. Perfect, Roddy Piper & The Undertaker def. Ric Flair, Arn Anderson & Lex Luger in 15:01
    5. Yokozuna [c] def. Randy Savage to retain the WWF Title in 10:21

    King of the Ring 1993
    1. The 1-2-3 Kid def. Razor Ramon via CO in a $100,000 Challenge in 6:11
    2. Shawn Michaels def. Marty Jannetty [c] to win the WWF IC Title and advance in the KOTR Tournament in 5:15
    3. The Undertaker def. Bam Bam Bigelow to advance in the KOTR Tournament in 6:12
    4. Arn Anderson def. Mr. Perfect to advance in the KOTR Tournament in 4:51
    5. Bret Hart def. Doink the Clown in a KOTR Qualifying Match in 2:01
    6. Bret Hart def. Jerry Lawler to advance in the KOTR Tournament in 0:37
    7. Steiner Brothers def. Money Inc [c] to win the WWF Tag Titles in 15:29
    8. Arn Anderson def. The Undertaker to advance to the KOTR Finals in 9:15
    9. Bret Hart def. Shawn Michaels to advance to the KOTR Finals in 10:28
    10. Ric Flair def. Lex Luger via DQ in 9:01
    11. Yokozuna [c] def. Hulk Hogan to retain the WWF Title in 6:54
    12. Bret Hart def. Arn Anderson to become the 1993 King of the Ring in 15:12

    Summerslam 1993
    1. Razor Ramon & The 1-2-3 Kid def. Money Inc in 7:58.
    2. Ludvig Borga def. Marty Jannetty in 3:41
    3. Jerry Lawler def. Owen Hart in 6:34
    4. Mr. Perfect def. Shawn Michaels [c] via DQ in a match for the WWF IC Title in 16:21
    5. The Undertaker def. Bam Bam Bigelow in a Casket Match in 7:01
    6. Steiner Brothers [c] def. Ric Flair & Arn Anderson to retain the WWF Tag Titles in 13:23
    7. Bret Hart def. Hulk Hogan in 16:32
    8. Heavenly Bodies def. Rock 'n' Roll Express in 5:25
    9. Lex Luger def. Yokozuna via DQ in a match for the WWF Title in 10:15

    Saturday Night's Main Event - October '93
    1. Mr. Perfect def. Rick "The Model" Martel in 9:41
    2. Ron Simmons def. Mr Saito in 6:14
    3. Randy Savage & Steiner Brothers vs. Ric Flair, Arn Anderson & IRS went to a No-Contest in 14:01
    4. The Quebecers def. The Undertaker & Bam Bam Bigelow in a Viewer's Choice Non-Title Match in 4:13
    5. Diesel & Doink the Clown def. Bret Hart & Owen Hart in 8:25
    6. Yokozuna [c] def. Lex Luger to retain the WWF Title in a Steel Cage Match in 13:22

    Survivor Series 1993
    1. The Hart Family [Bret/Owen/Neidhart/Bruce/Keith] def. The King's Court [Lawler/Diesel/Doink/Beverly Brothers] in 14:22 (SOLE SURVIVORS: BRET/NEIDHART/BRUCE/KEITH)
    2. Rock 'n' Roll Express def. The Heavenly Bodies [c] to win the SMW Tag Titles in 12:52
    3. The All-Americans [Luger/Simmons/Undertaker/Bigelow] def. The Foriegn Legion [Yoko/Borga/Jacques/Pierre] in 15:37 (SOLE SURVIVORS: LUGER/SIMMONS)
    4. Razor Ramon [c] def. Mr. Perfect to retain the WWF IC Title in 10:12
    5. The Macho Maniacs [Savage/Steiners/Piper/Warrior] def. The Heenan Family [Hogan/Money Inc/Flair/Anderson] in 29:01 (SOLE SURVIVOR: RANDY SAVAGE)

    Royal Rumble 1994
    1. The Quebecers [c] def. Bret Hart & Owen Hart to retain the WWF Tag Titles in 16:48
    2. Ludvig Borga def. Tatanka in 8:12
    3. Arn Anderson def. Razor Ramon [c] to win the WWF IC Title in 11:30
    4. Yokozuna [c] def. The Undertaker to retain the WWF Title in a Casket Match in 14:20
    5. Bret Hart & Lex Luger were Co-Winners of the 1994 Royal Rumble Match in 1:08:08

    Saturday Night's Main Event - Feb '94
    1. Razor Ramon def. Arn Anderson [c] to win the WWF IC Title in 13:39
    2. Jerry Lawler def. Bob "Spark Plugg" Holly in 4:59
    3. Steiner Brothers def. Bam Bam Bigelow & IRS in 1:30
    4. Yokozuna [c] def. Ron Simmons to retain the WWF Title in 7:06
    5. Owen Hart & Jeff Jarrett def. Lex Luger & Bret Hart in 15:52

    WrestleMania X
    1. Owen Hart def. Bret Hart in 20:21
    2. Earthquake def. Doink the Clown in 0:35
    3. Steiner Brothers def. The Quebecers [c] to win the WWF Tag Titles in 7:41
    4. Razor Ramon [c] def. Shawn Michaels to retain the WWF IC Title in a Ladder Match in 18:47
    5. Ron Simmons def. Ludvig Borga in 6:09
    6. Jeff Jarrett def. Lex Luger via DQ in 7:40
    7. Randy Savage def. Jerry Lawler in a Falls Count Anywhere Match in 12:49
    8. Bam Bam Bigelow, IRS, Arn Anderson & Heavenly Bodies def. Marty Jannetty, 1-2-3 Kid, Tatanka & The Smokin' Gunns in 3:31
    9. Ric Flair def. Hulk Hogan in a Career vs. Career Match in 13:57
    10. Bret Hart def. Lex Luger & Yokozuna [c] to win the WWF Title in a Triple Threat Match in 10:38

    Saturday Night's Main Event - May '94
    1. Diesel def. Razor Ramon [c] to win the WWF IC Title in 9:54
    2. Owen Hart def. Earthquake via CO to advance in the KOTR Tournament in 3:54
    3. The Headshrinkers def. The Quebecers in a No DQ Match in 10:19
    4. Jeff Jarrett def. Randy Savage to advance in the KOTR Tournament in 8:32
    5. Bret Hart [c] def. Bam Bam Bigelow to retain the WWF Title in 13:07
    6. Yokozuna def. Ron Simmons in a $50,000 Bodyslam Challenge in 5:00
    7. Ric Flair & Arn Anderson def. Lex Luger & Tatanka in 11:31

    King of the Ring 1994
    1. The 1-2-3 Kid def. Jeff Jarrett to advance in the KOTR Tournament in 4:42
    2. Owen Hart def. Arn Anderson to advance in the KOTR Tournament in 7:01
    3. The New Headshrinkers def. Steiner Brothers [c] to win the WWF Tag Titles in 11:18
    4. IRS def. Bob Holly to advance in the KOTR Tournament in 3:12
    5. Razor Ramon def. Bam Bam Bigelow to advance in the KOTR Tournament in 6:19
    6. Yokozuna def. Ron Simmons in a $100,000 Challenge in 5:41
    7. The 1-2-3 Kid def. IRS to advance to the KOTR Finals in 5:39
    8. Owen Hart def. Razor Ramon to advance to the KOTR Finals in 10:09
    9. Bret Hart [c] def. Diesel [c] via DQ in a Title vs. Title Match in 15:34
    10. Mr. Perfect def. Lex Luger in 9:00
    11. Owen Hart def. The 1-2-3 Kid to become the 1994 King of the Ring in 11:38

    Saturday Night's Main Event - July '94
    1. Steiner Brothers def. The New Headshrinkers in a No DQ Match in 9:13
    2. Randy Savage def. Arn Anderson in 12:42
    3. Lex Luger & Tatanka def. Bam Bam Bigelow & IRS in 7:24
    4. Diesel [c] def. The 1-2-3 Kid to retain the WWF IC Title in 8:01
    5. The Quebecers [c] def. The Smokin' Gunns to retain the WWF Tag Titles in 5:15
    6. Bret Hart [c] def. Mr. Perfect to retain the WWF Title in 13:41

    Summerslam 1994
    1. Jeff Jarrett def. The 1-2-3 Kid
    2. Razor Ramon def. Diesel [c] to win the WWF IC Title in 11:52
    3. Roddy Piper def. Jerry Lawler in 6:02
    4. Mr. Perfect def. Lex Luger in a No Holds Barred Match in 11:42
    5. Steiner Brothers def. New Headshrinkers, Smokin' Gunns & The Quebecers [c] to win the WWF Tag Titles in a Four Corners Elimination Match in 17:42
    6. Arn Anderson def. Ric Flair in 15:32
    7. Ron Simmons def. Yokozuna in a Last Man Standing Match in 9:45
    8. Tommy Dreamer, Bob Holly & Marty Jannetty def. Bam Bam Bigelow, IRS & Nikolai Volkoff in 3:58
    9. Bret Hart [c] def. Owen Hart to retain the WWF Title in a Steel Cage Match in 32:17

    Saturday Night's Main Event - October '94
    1. Shawn Michaels & Diesel def. Steiner Brothers [c] to win the WWF Tag Titles in 13:42
    2. Ron Simmons def. Bam Bam Bigelow in 7:43
    3. Razor Ramon [c] def. Owen Hart in 9:15 to retain the WWF IC Title in 9:15
    4. Jeff Jarrett def. British Bulldog via CO in 6:24
    5. Lex Luger def. Tatanka in 5:01
    6. Bret Hart [c] def. Yokozuna to retain the WWF Title in 12:03

    Survivor Series 1994
    1. The Bad Guys [Ramon/Kid/Bulldog/Steiners] def. The Teamsters [HBK/Diesel/Jarrett/Owen/Neidhart] in 21:45 (SOLE SURVIVOR: RAZOR RAMON)
    2. A Flair for Madness [Flair/Savage/Windham/Headshrinkers] def. The Enforcers [Anderson/Blanchard/Lawler/Quebecers] in 23:21 (SOLE SURVIVOR: RANDY SAVAGE)
    3. Mr. Backlund def. Bret Hart [c] to win the WWF Title in an I Quit Match in 25:11
    4. The Million Dollar Corporation [Bigelow/Perfect/IRS/Bundy/Tatanka] def. The Lex Express [Luger/Simmons/Dreamer/Gunns] in 16:05 (SOLE SURVIVORS: BIGELOW, PERFECT & IRS)
    5. The Undertaker def. Yokozuna in a Casket Match in 10:24

    Royal Rumble 1995
    1. Owen Hart & Yokozuna def. Steiner Brothers for the Vacant WWF Tag Titles in 15:13
    2. The Undertaker def. Bam Bam Bigelow in 8:29
    3. Jeff Jarrett [c] def. Razor Ramon via DQ to retain the WWF IC Title in 13:38
    4. Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard def. Ric Flair & Barry Windham in 12:29
    5. Diesel [c] vs. Bret Hart went to a No-Contest in 27:18
    6. Shawn Michaels was the winner of the 1995 Royal Rumble Match in 1:12:04

    Saturday Night's Main Event - February '95
    1. British Bulldog def. Yokozuna via CO in 11:52
    2. Tommy Dreamer & 1-2-3 Kid def. The Blu Twins in 5:17
    3. Ric Flair def. Tully Blanchard in a No DQ Match, with Arn Anderson Banned from Ringside, in 20:21
    4. Bret Hart def. Owen Hart in a Submission Match in 16:52
    5. The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels never happened
    6. Diesel [c] def. Jeff Jarrett [c] via DQ in a WWF Title for WWF IC Title Match in 11:27

    WrestleMania XI
    1. "All American" Ron Simmons def. Mr. Bob Backlund in 10:55
    2. Owen Hart & Yokozuna [c] def. The Allied Powers to retain the WWF World Tag Team Championships in 9:42
    3. Raven def. Tommy Dreamer in 11:42
    4. The Undertaker def. Mr. Perfect in 8:58 with Control of the Urn on the Line.
    5. Ric Flair def. Arn Anderson in 25:40
    6. Jeff Jarrett [c] def. Razor Ramon to retain the WWF Intercontinental Title in a Steel Cage Match in 12:14
    7. The Heavenly Bodies won a Tag Team Gauntlet Match, last eliminating the Smokin' Gunns, in 12:58
    8. Jerry "The King" Lawler def. Bret "The Hitman" Hart via DQ in 9:34
    9. Lawrence Taylor def. Bam Bam Bigelow in 8:02
    10. Diesel [c] def. Shawn Michaels to retain the WWF Championship in 20:35

    WWF In Your House I
    1. Arn Anderson def. Fatu in 8:20 in a King of the Ring Qualifying Match
    2. The Undertaker def. King Kong Bundy in 8:42
    3. Ron Simmons def. Irwin R Schyster in 10:34 in a King of the Ring Qualifying Match
    4. Raven def. Tommy Dreamer in a match where Stevie Richards & The Blu Twins Were Banned in 16:02
    5. Kama def. Bob Holly in 0:32 in a King of the Ring Qualifying Match
    6. Jeff Jarrett & The Roadie def. Razor Ramon in a Handicap Match in 12:59, as a result, Razor could no longer recieve IC Title shots with Jarrett as Champion
    7. Mr. Perfect def. Bam Bam Bigelow via Count-Out in 10:47
    8. Owen Hart, Yokozuna & Jim Cornette def. Bret Hart & The Allied Powers in 18:02 when Bulldog turned on his team
    9. Diesel [c] def. Sycho Sid via DQ in 11:33 to retain the WWF World Heavyweight Championship

    WWF King of the Ring 1995
    1. Arn Anderson def. Ron Simmons in 9:32 in a King of the Ring Tournament - Quarter Finals Match
    2. Tommy Dreamer def. Stevie Richards in 4:32 in a King of the Ring Tournament - Quarter Finals Match
    3. British Bulldog def. The 1-2-3 Kid in 7:19 [Kid sub. for Lex Luger]
    4. Shawn Michaels def. Kama via DQ in 5:51 in a King of the Ring Tournament - Quarter Finals Match
    5. Jeff Jarrett def. The Undertaker in 8:19 in a King of the Ring Tournament - Quarter Finals Match
    6. Owen Hart & Yokozuna [c] vs. Razor Ramon & Savio Vega went to a No-Contest for the WWF World Tag Team Championships
    7. Shawn Michaels def. Arn Anderson in 12:47 in a King of the Ring Tournament - Semi Finals Match
    8. Jeff Jarrett def. Tommy Dreamer in 1:41 in a King of the Ring Tournament - Semi Finals Match
    9. Bret "The Hitman" Hart def. Jerry "The King" Lawler in 16:02 in a No Disqualifications Kiss My Foot Match
    10. Jeff Jarrett def. Shawn Michaels in 14:31 to become the 1995 King of the Ring Winner
    11. Diesel & Bam Bam Bigelow def. Sycho Sid & Mr. Perfect in 15:37

    WWF In Your House II - The Lumberjacks
    1. Tommy Dreamer & The Steiner Brothers def. Borne Again, Raven & Stevie Richards in 8:04
    2. Owen Hart & Yokozuna [c] def. Razor Ramon & Savio Vega to retain the WWF Tag Team Championships in 11:20
    3. Ron Simmons def. Arn Anderson in 14:02
    4. Bret "The Hitman" Hart def. Pierre Carl Ouellette via DQ in 13:39
    5. Bret "The Hitman" Hart def. Jerry "The King" Lawler in 0:14
    6. Bam Bam Bigelow & The Undertaker def. Mr. Perfect & Kama in 9:37
    7. Shawn Michaels def. Jeff Jarrett [c] to win the WWF Intercontinental Title in 15:06
    8. British Bulldog def. Lex Luger via CO in 4:48
    9. Barry Horowitz def. Skip in 2:19
    10. Diesel [c] def. Sycho Sid in 10:28 to retain the WWF Championship in a Lumberjack Match
    11. Jeff Jarrett def. Diesel [c] in 2:06 to win the WWF Championship

    WWF Summerslam 1995
    1. Pre-Show: Steiner Brothers def. Stevie Richards & Borne Again in 2:19
    2. Pre-Show: Mr. Perfect won a 20-Man Battle Royal to win $10,000 in 8:55
    3. The 1-2-3 Kid def. Savio Vega in 10:13
    4. The Undertaker def. Kama in 7:41
    5. Owen Hart & Yokozuna [c] def. The Smokin' Gunns, via DQ, to retain the WWF Tag Team Titles in 10:22
    6. Hunter Hearst Helmsley def. Razor Ramon in 15:02
    7. British Bulldog def. Lex Luger in a Loser Leaves Town in 11:24
    8. Arn Anderson def. Ron Simmons in 21:36
    9. Shawn Michaels [c] def. Sycho Sid to retain the WWF Intercontinental Title in 8:01
    10. Tommy Dreamer & Terry Funk def. Raven & PCO in a Dream Partners Tag Team Match in 19:48
    11. Bret "Hitman" Hart def. Jerry "The King" Lawler in an Empty Arena Match in 21:57
    12. Skip def. Barry Horowitz in 4:09
    13. Diesel def. Jeff Jarrett [c] to regain the WWF World Title in 10:04

    WWF In Your House III - Gold Rush
    1. Pre-Show: Hunter Hearst Helmsley def. Bob Holly in 4:11
    2. Pre-Show: Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Pierre Carl Ouelette went to a No-Contest in 3:57
    3. Shane Douglas def. Razor Ramon in 10:22
    4. Goldust def. Marty Jannetty in 6:12
    5. Smoking Gunns def. Steiner Brothers in 6:39
    6. British Bulldog def. Bret "Hitman" Hart in 17:47
    7. Jeff Jarrett def. The Roadie in 9:19
    8. Raven def. Tommy Dreamer in a Steel Cage Match in 11:01
    9. Sycho Sid def. The Undertaker via DQ in 5:37
    10. Diesel [c] & Shawn Michaels [c] def. British Bulldog & Yokozuna [c] to win the WWF Tag Team Titles in a Gold Rush Match. Bulldog was subbing for a missing Owen Hart, who interfered later in the match.

    WWF In Your House IV - Beware of Dog
    1. Pre-Show: Hunter Hearst Helmsley def. Savio Vega in 4:01
    2. Pre-Show: Pierre Carl Ouelette def. Mabel in 0:47
    3. The 1-2-3 Kid def. Razor Ramon in 10:55
    4. Goldust def. Bam Bam Bigelow in 9:15
    5. Raven & Stevie Richards def. The Steiner Brothers in 8:49 to become the #1 Contenders for the WWF Tag Team Championships
    6. Bret "Hitman" Hart def. Arn Anderson in 18:07 to become the #1 Contender for the WWF World Title
    7. Shane Douglas def. Fatu in 6:06
    - Shawn Michaels was forced to hand the IC Title over to Jeff Jarrett due to injury.
    8. Razor Ramon def. Jeff Jarrett [c] in 1:41 to win the WWF Intercontinental Championship
    9. The Smokin' Gunns [c] def. Owen Hart & Yokozuna in 11:46 to retain the WWF World Tag Team Championships
    10. The Undertaker def. Sycho Sid in 10:22
    11. British Bulldog def. Diesel [c] via DQ in 18:14, Diesel retains the WWF Championship

    Survivor Series 1995
    1. Pre-Show: Team Backlund [Backlund/DWB/Hamrick/Borne Again] def. Team Underog [Jannetty/Savio/Godwins] in 8:02 [SOLE SURVIVOR: MR. BACKLUND]
    2. The Royal Team [Lawler/1-2-3 Kid/Goldust/PCO] def. The Dream Team [Dreamer/Bigelow/Roadie/Holly] in 15:21 [SOLE SURVIVOR: 1-2-3 KID]
    3. Raven & Stevie Richards def. The Smokin' Gunns [c] in 12:59 to win the WWF World Tag Team Championships
    4. The Rowdy Ones [Piper/Fatu/Steiner Bros] def. The Enforcers [Anderson/Helmsley/Douglas/Skip] in 18:45 [SOLE SURVIVORS: STEINER BROS]
    5. The Undertaker def. Ted DiBiase in a Casket Match in 4:30
    6. The Perfect Team [Perfect/Michaels/Ramon/Ahmed] def. The Million Dollar Team [Sid/Yokozuna/Bulldog/Owen] in 21:24 [SOLE SURVIVORS: AHMED JOHNSON & SHAWN MICHAELS]
    7. Bret Hart def. Diesel [c] in a No DQ, No Count-Out Match in 24:54 to win the WWF World Championship

    WWF In Your House V - Massacre on 34th Street
    1. Tommy Dreamer def. Jerry Lawler in 10:58
    2. Ahmed Johnson def. Yokozuna in 7:01
    3. Raven & Stevie Richards [c] def. The Bodydonnas & The Smokin' Gunns to retain the WWF World Tag Team Championships in a Triangle Match in 12:42
    4. Shane Douglas def. Fatu in a Samoan Strap Match in 16:50
    5. Razor Ramon & Mr. Perfect def. Sycho Sid & The 1-2-3 Kid in 12:22
    6. Owen Hart def. Diesel via DQ in 5:49
    7. Steiner Brothers w/ Ric Flair def. Arn Anderson & Hunter Hearst Helmsley in 12:16
    8. Bret "The Hitman" Hart [c] def. British Bulldog to retain the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in a Street Fight in 21:09

    WWF Royal Rumble 1996
    1. Mr. Perfect def. Hunter Hearst Helmsley in 13:05. As a result, Perfect entered the Rumble at #30, while Helmsley entered at #1.
    2. Steiner Brothers def. Raven & Stevie Richards [c] in 11:14 to WIN the WWF World Tag Team Championships.
    3. Goldust def. Razor Ramon [c] in 14:17 to WIN the WWF Intercontinental Championship.
    4. Shawn Michaels was the winner of the 1996 Royal Rumble Match in 59:49.
    5. The Undertaker def. Bret Hart [c] via DQ in 28:31 in a match for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship. As a result, Bret Hart retained the title.

    WWF In Your House VI - No Way Out
    1. Raven def. Shane Douglas in 13:40.
    2. British Bulldog def. Ahmed Johnson in 7:05.
    3. Arn Anderson def. Mr. Perfect in 11:40.
    4. "The Ringmaster" Steve Austin [c] def. Pierre Carl Ouelette to retain the Million Dollar Championship in 5:36.
    5. Steiner Brothers [c] def. Yokozuna & Vader to retain the WWF World Tag Team Championships in 9:07.
    6. Goldust [c] def. Razor Ramon to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship in a match where Roddy Piper was the Special Referee in 12:01.
    7. Shawn Michaels def. Owen Hart to earn the right to challenge for the WWF Title at WrestleMania XII in 15:57.
    8. Bret Hart [c] def. Diesel in a Steel Cage Match to retain the WWF Championship in 19:13.

    WWF WrestleMania XII
    1. Tommy Dreamer, Shane Douglas & Bam Bam Bigelow def. Raven, Stevie Richards & Jake Roberts in 12:51.
    2. Hunter Hearst Helmsley def. Mr. Perfect in 10:44.
    3. The Eliminators def. The Quebecers in 7:22.
    4. "The Ringmaster" Steve Austin [c] def. Ahmed Johnson to retain the Million Dollar Championship in 8:00.
    5. Razor Ramon def. The 1-2-3 Kid in an I Quit Match in 15:06.
    6. Owen Hart & British Bulldog def. The Steiner Brothers [c] to win the WWF World Tag Team Championships in 16:26.
    7. The Ultimate Warrior def. Jerry "The King" Lawler in 1:50.
    8. Vader def. Yokozuna in 7:09.
    9. The Undertaker def. Diesel in 16:46.
    10. "Rowdy" Roddy Piper def. Goldust via forfeit in a Hollywood Backlot Brawl in 15:54.
    11. Bret "The Hitman" Hart [c] vs. Shawn Michaels for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship went to a No-Decision in 37:22.
    12. Shawn Michaels def. Bret "The Hitman" Hart [c] to win the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in Sudden Death in 1:59.

    WWF In Your House VII - Good Friends, Better Enemies
    1. Stone Cold Steve Austin def. Savio Vega in 8:18. Ted DiBiase was banned from ringside.
    2. The Eliminators def. Owen Hart & British Bulldog [c] via DQ in 13:47, as a result, Owen Hart & British Bulldog retained the Tag Team Titles.
    3. Goldust [c] def. Razor Ramon to retain the WWF Intercontinental Title in 14:49. This was Razor's last shot at the IC Title.
    4. Vader def. Yokozuna in 5:37. If Yokozuna had won; he would've gotten five minutes alone with Jim Cornette.
    5. Tommy Dreamer & Shane Douglas def. Raven & Stevie Richards in 8:18.
    6. Ultimate Warrior def. Justin Hawk Bradshaw in 1:24.
    7. Ric Flair & Arn Anderson def. Steiner Brothers in 15:17.
    8. Mankind def. Fatu in 3:29.
    9. Shawn Michaels [c] def. Diesel to retain the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in a No Holds Barred Match in 17:53.

    WWF In Your House VIII - Judgment Day
    1. Bam Bam Bigelow def. Raven in 13:23.
    2. The Ultimate Warrior def. Hunter Hearst Helmsley in 4:59.
    3. The Eliminators & Yokozuna def. Camp Cornette [Vader/Owen Hart/Bulldog] in 6:49 when Saturn pinned Owen Hart.
    4. Savio Vega def. Stone Cold Steve Austin in a Carribean Strap Match in 12:27. As a result of a pre-match stipulation, Ted DiBiase had to leave the WWF.
    5. Jake "The Snake" Roberts def. Stevie Richards in 1:49.
    6. Steiner Brothers [c] def. Ric Flair & Arn Anderson in 13:43 to retain the WWF World Tag Team Championships.
    7. The Undertaker def. Goldust [c] via DQ in 8:53 in a match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship. As a result, Goldust retained the title.
    8. Shawn Michaels [c] def. Razor Ramon to retain the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in a Ladder Match in 20:53.

    WWF King of the Ring 1996
    1. Stone Cold Steve Austin def. Savio Vega in 9:10 in a King of the Ring Tournament - Quarter Finals Match
    2. Bam Bam Bigelow def. Hunter Hearst Helmsley in 5:34 in a King of the Ring Tournament - Quarter Finals Match
    3. Ahmed Johnson def. Goldust via count-out in 2:34 in a King of the Ring Tournament - Quarter Finals Match
    4. Jake "The Snake" Roberts def. Shane Douglas in 6:15 in a King of the Ring Tournament - Quarter Finals Match
    5. The Eliminators def. Ric Flair & Arn Anderson in 17:10 to become #1 Contenders for the WWF Tag Team Championships
    6. Vader def. The Ultimate Warrior in 7:50
    7. Stone Cold Steve Austin def. Ahmed Johnson via forfeit due to injury in a King of the Ring Tournament - Semi Finals Match
    8. Jake "The Snake" Roberts def. Bam Bam Bigelow via disqualification in 4:34 in a King of the Ring Tournament - Semi Finals Match
    9. Mankind def. The Undetaker in 18:21. Prior to the match, Interim President Piper ordered the referee to relax the rules.
    10. Stone Cold Steve Austin def. Jake "The Snake" Roberts in 4:28 to become the 1996 King of the Ring
    11. Shawn Michaels [c] def. The British Bulldog to retain the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in 19:24.

    WWF In Your House IX - International Incident
    1. Sycho Sid def. Stone Cold Steve Austin via DQ in 3:44.
    2. Faarooq def. Fatu in 6:54.
    3. Raven & Stevie Richards def. Jake "The Snake" Roberts in a No DQ Handicap Match in 13:05.
    4. Eddie Guerrero def. Hunter Hearst Helmsley in 10:48. Prior to the contest, Helmsley had issued an open challenge that was answered by Mr. Perfect under a one night only manager's license, who in turn, debuted Guerrero.
    5. The Eliminators def. The Steiner Brothers [c] to WIN the WWF World Tag Team Championships in 17:36.
    6. Goldust [c] def. The Undertaker in a Casket Match to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship in 12:07.
    7. Camp Cornette [Vader/Owen Hart/British Bulldog] def. Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair & Arn Anderson in 24:32.

    WWF Summerslam 1996
    Pre-Show: 1. Chris Benoit vs. Dean Malenko went to a double count-out at 11:18.
    2. Eddie Guerrero def. Goldust [c] to WIN the WWF Intercontinental Championship in 10:01.
    3. Sycho Sid def. Bam Bam Bigelow in 6:24.
    4. Hunter Hearst Helmsley def. Mr. Perfect in 12:08.
    5. Tommy Dreamer def. Shane Douglas via DQ when Chris Candido struck Tommy with a chair in 2:15.
    6. Miracle Violence Connection def. Doug Furnas & Philip LaFon in 9:48.
    7. Raven def. Jake "The Snake" Roberts in a Raven's Rules Match in 8:31.
    8. Owen Hart & British Bulldog def. Ric Flair & Arn Anderson in a Two Out Of Three Falls Match, 2 -1, in 15:23.
    9. Stone Cold Steve Austin def. Rowdy Roddy Piper in 8:07.
    10. Mankind def. The Undertaker in a Boiler Room Brawl when Paul Bearer turned on the Undertaker in 26:40.
    11. Ahmed Johnson def. Faarooq via DQ in 4:09.
    12. The Eliminators [c] def. The Steiner Brothers to retain the WWF World Tag Team Championships in a Titles vs. Careers match in 18:18.
    13. Vader def. Shawn Michaels [c] to WIN the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in 25:59.

    WWF In Your House X - Mind Games
    1. Eddie Guerrero [c] def. Hunter Hearst Helmsley to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship in 11:11.
    2. Chris Candido def. Tommy Dreamer in 6:22.
    3. The Undertaker def. Goldust in a Final Curtain Match in 10:23.
    4. Raven vs. Sycho Sid went to a Double Count-Out in 7:09.
    5. Faarooq def. Arn Anderson in 11:27.
    6. The Eliminators [c] def. Owen Hart & British Bulldog to retain the WWF World Tag Team Championships in a Tornado Tag Team Match in 10:59.
    7. Shawn Michaels def. Mankind via DQ in 24:25.
    8. Jerry "The King" Lawler def. Jake "The Snake" Roberts in 4:07. Mark Henry was the Special Guest Enforcer.
    9. Vader [c] def. Ric Flair to retain the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in 18:18.

    WWF In Your House XI - Buried Alive
    Pre-Show: 1. Hunter Hearst Helmsley def. Barry Windham in 11:38.
    2. Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko def. Ric Flair & Arn Anderson in 19:58.
    3. Faarooq def. Ahmed Johnson in a No DQ Match in 6:19.
    4. Mark Henry def. Jerry "The King" Lawler in 2:13.
    5. Eddie Guerrero [c] def. Goldust to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship in 11:38.
    6. Sycho Sid vs. Raven in a No Count-Out Match for the #1 Contendership of the WWF Title went to a Double DQ in 10:01.
    7. Tommy Dreamer & Terry Funk def. Chris Candido & Bam Bam Bigelow in 9:17.
    8. Vader [c] def. Shawn Michaels to retain the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in 16:35.
    9. The Undertaker def. Mankind in a Buried Alive Match in 18:25.

    WWF Survivor Series 1996
    Pre-Show: 1. Stevie Richards/Blue Meanie, PG-13, Southern Comfort & Bradshaw/Smothers def. New Rockers, Godwinns, Smokin' Gunns & Holly/Roadie in a Four Team on Four Team Survivor Series Match in 9:48 (SOLE SURVIVORS: STEVIE & MEANIE).
    2. The Eliminators & Miracle Violence Connection def. Owen Hart, British Bulldog, Doug Furnas & Philip LaFon in a Four on Four Traditional Survivor Series Match in 20:41 (SOLE SURVIVORS: MIRACLE VIOLENCE CONNECTION).
    3. Tommy Dreamer, Terry Funk, Jake Roberts & Barry Windham def. Jerry Lawler & The Triple Threat in a Four on Four Traditional Survivor Series Match in 10:46 (SOLE SURVIVOR: TERRY FUNK).
    4. The Undertaker def. Mankind in an Unsanctioned Match with Paul Bearer in a Cage in 14:52. As a result, the Undertaker won 5 minutes alone with Paul Bearer.
    5. The Apocalypse def. Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Goldust & Hunter Hearst Helmsley in a Four on Four Traditional Survivor Series Match in 23:44 (SOLE SURVIVOR: CHRIS BENOIT).
    6. Bret "The Hitman" Hart def. Stone Cold Steve Austin in 28:36.
    7. Ahmed Johnson, Rocky Maivia, 2 Cold Scorpio & Yokozuna def. The Nation of Domination in a Four on Four Traditional Survivor Series Match in 9:48 (SOLE SURVIVORS: AHMED JOHNSON, ROCKY MAIVIA, 2 COLD SCORPIO).
    8. Vader [c] def. Sycho Sid, Raven & Shawn Michaels in a Four Corners No DQ Match to retain the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in 20:02.

    WWF In Your House XII - For Whom The Bell Tolls
    Pre-Show: 1. Billy Gunn def. Bart Gunn in 7:19.
    2. Hunter Hearst Helmsley def. Goldust and Eddie Guerrero [c] in a Three Way Dance to WIN the WWF Intercontinental Championship in 14:03.
    3. Tommy Dreamer def. Shane Douglas in a Street Fight in 10:34.
    4. Ahmed Johnson def. The Nation of Domination [PG-13/Savio Vega/Kama Mustafa/Fatu] in a Gauntlet Match in 10:01.
    5. Stone Cold Steve Austin def. Owen Hart in 11:04.
    6. The Eliminators [c] def. Furnas & Lafon to retain the WWF World Tag Team Championships in 10:45.
    7. Raven vs. Terry Funk went to a No-Contest in 11:31.
    8. Ric Flair def. Jeff Jarrett via DQ in 10:19.
    9. Sycho Sid def. Bret "The Hitman" Hart to become the #1 Contender to the WWF Championship in 17:03.
    10. Big Van Vader [c] def. The Undertaker to retain the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in 19:22.

    Saturday Night's Main Event - December '96
    1. Hunter Hearst Helmsley [c] def. Jake "The Snake" Roberts to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship in 14:20.
    2. 2 Cold Scorpio def. Faarooq in a Royal Rumble Qualifying Match in 10:49.
    3. Big Van Vader [c] def. Sycho Sid to retain the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in 9:58.
    4. Raven & Stevie Richards def. Tommy Dreamer & Terry Funk in 16:12.
    5. Arn Anderson def. Chris Benoit in 19:44.
    6. The Undertaker def. Mankind in an Armageddon Rules Match in 15:37.

    WWF Royal Rumble 1997
    1. Hunter Hearst Helmsley [c] def. Goldust to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship in 16:50.
    2. Ahmed Johnson def. Faarooq in a match with the NOD Banned from Ringside in 8:48.
    3. Miracle Violence Connection def. Owen Hart & British Bulldog to become the #1 Contenders for the WWF Tag Team Championships in 17:19.
    4. Big Van Vader [c] def. Shawn Michaels to retain the WWF Championship in a No DQ Match in 20:49. As a result, HBK would not be able to challenge for the WWF Title any time soon.
    5. Stone Cold Steve Austin won the 1997 Royal Rumble Match, last eliminating Bret Hart, in 50:29.

    WWF In Your House XIII - Final Four
    Pre-Show: 1. The Eliminators [c] def. Chris Candido & Bam Bam Bigelow to retain the WWF World Tag Team Championships in 11:02.
    2. British Bulldog def. 2 Cold Scorpio in a WWF European Championship Tournament Semi-Final Match in 9:30.
    3. Jake "The Snake" Roberts def. Mankind via disqualification in 7:42.
    4. Hunter Hearst Helmsley [c] def. Goldust to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship in 12:30. Mr. Perfect was the Special Guest Referee for the match.
    5. Owen Hart def. Barry Windham in a WWF European Championship Tournament Semi-Final Match in 10:51.
    6. Rocky Maivia def. Faarooq via disqualification to become the #1 Contender for the Intercontinental Championship in 11:06.
    7. Big Van Vader [c] def. Bret "The Hitman" Hart via reversed decision to retain the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in 18:03.
    8. Ric Flair & Arn Anderson def. Eddie Guerrero & Jeff Jarrett in 13:28.
    9. The Undertaker def. Stone Cold Steve Austin, Raven & Terry Funk in the Final Four Match to become the #1 Contender for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in 24:05.

    WWF WrestleMania 13
    1. British Bulldog [c] def. Owen Hart to retain the WWF European Championship in 16:08.
    2. Goldust def. Mr. Perfect in 9:48.
    3. Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko def. Ric Flair & Arn Anderson in 16:27.
    4. Mankind def. Jake "The Snake" Roberts in 10:39.
    5. Rocky Maivia def. Hunter Hearst Helmsley [c] to WIN the WWF Intercontinental Championship in 14:28.
    6. Terry Funk def. Raven in a No Disqualifications Match with Funk's Career on the Line in 14:10.
    7. The Eliminators [c] def. The Miracle Violence Connectiontoretain the WWF Tag Team Championships in 18:14.
    8. Shawn Michaels def. Sycho Sid in an Unsanctioned Match in 8:59.
    9. Big Stevie Cool won a 20-Man $100,000 Over the Top Rope Battle Royal, last eliminating Jerry "The King" Lawler in 7:05.
    10. Bret "The Hitman" Hart def. Stone Cold Steve Austin in an I Quit Submission Match via referee Ken Shamrock's decision in 22:05.
    11. Ahmed Johnson & Legion of Doom def. The Nation of Domination in a Chicago Street Fight in 10:45.
    12. The Undertaker def. Big Van Vader [c] to WIN the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in 21.19.

    WWF In Your House XIV - Unforgiven
    1. Owen Hart & British Bulldog def. Legion of Doom via DQ to become the #1 Contenders for the WWF Tag Team Championships in 10:11.
    2. Rocky Maivia [c] def. Jeff Jarrett to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship in 11:24.
    3. D'Lo Brown def. Ahmed Johnson in 6:46.
    4. Ric Flair def. Eddie Guerrero in 14:14.
    5. Terry Funk def. Big Stevie Cool, Raven & Tommy Dreamer in a Fatal Four Way Elimination Match to become the #1 Contender for the WWF Title in 16:12.
    6. Hunter Hearst Helmsley def. Goldust in a No Holds Barred Match in 14:28.
    7. The Undertaker [c] def. Mankind to retain the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in 17:26.
    8. The Eliminators [c] def. Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko to retain the WWF World Tag Team Championships in 11:10.
    9. Stone Cold Steve Austin def. Bret "The Hitman" Hart via DQ in 21:09.

    WWF In Your House XV - A Cold Day In Hell
    Pre-Show: 1. Jesse James def. Billy Gunn in 5:28.
    Pre-Show: 2. Hunter Hearst Helmsley def. 2 Cold Scorpio in 3:49.
    3. The New Blackjacks def. The Eliminators via CO in 6:02.
    4. Ken Shamrock def. Dr. Death Steve Williams in 13:21.
    5. Faarooq def. Ahmed Johnson in a Gangsta's Paradise Match to become the #1 Contender to the WWF Title in 13:25.
    6. The Apocalypse def. Ric Flair, Sycho Sid & The Legion of Doom in 10:05.
    7. Tommy Dreamer def. Raven in an Anything Goes Match "For The Final Time" in 16:06.
    8. Steve Austin & Shawn Michaels def. Owen Hart & British Bulldog [c] to win the WWF World Tag Team Titles in 14:52.
    9. Big Van Vader def. Mankind in 8:46.
    10. The Undertaker [c] def. Terry Funk to retain the WWF World Title in 20:05.

    WWF King of the Ring 1997
    Pre-Show: 1. Jesse James vs. Billy Gunn went to a Double Count-Out in 5:18.
    2. Hunter Hearst Helmsley def. Goldust in a King of the Ring Quarter Finals Match in 5:23.
    3. Big Van Vader def. Eddie Guerrero in a King of the Ring Quarter Finals Match in 6:56.
    4. Mankind def. Jerry "The King" Lawler in a King of the Ring Quarter Finals Match in 5:04.
    5. Sycho Sid def. Jeff Jarrett via DQ in a King of the Ring Quarter Finals Match in 4:35.
    6. Terry Funk & Tommy Dreamer def. Owen Hart & British Bulldog, the New Blackjacks & The Legion of Doom in a Four Corners Match to become the #1 Contenders for the WWF World Tag Team Titles in 13:37.
    7. Hunter Hearst Helmsley def. Sycho Sid via CO in a King of the Ring Semi Finals Match in 3:32.
    8. Mankind def. Big Van Vader in a King of the Ring Semi Finals Match in 9:24.
    9. Chris Benoit def. Ric Flair in 13:56. As a result, Ric Flair was forced to become the Manager of the Apocalypse.
    10. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Shawn Michaels went to a Double Disqualification in 20:29.
    11. Hunter Hearst Helmsley def. Mankind to become the 1997 King of the Ring in 15:26.
    12. The Undertaker [c] def. Faarooq to retain the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in 15:43.

    WWF In Your House XVI - Canadian Stampede
    Pre-Show: 1. Faarooq & Kama Mustafa def. Savio Vega & Fatu in 8:32.
    2. Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Mankind went to a Double Count-Out in 13:14.
    3. Chris Benoit def. Sycho Sid in 14:53.
    4. The Eliminators def. Terry Funk & Tommy Dreamer to become the #1 Contenders for the WWF Tag Team Championships in 8:16.
    5. The Undertaker [c] def. Big Van Vader to retain the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in 12:32.
    6. The Hart Foundation def. Stone Cold Steve Austin, Goldust, Ken Shamrock & The Legion of Doom in 24:31.

    WWF Summerslam 1997
    1. Mankind def. Hunter Hearst Helmsley in a Steel Cage Match in 16:13.
    2. Goldust def. Brian Pillman in a Loser Must Wear A Dress Match in 7:17.
    3. The Legion of Doom def. The Eliminators [c] via DQ in a match for the WWF World Tag Team Titles in 9:15.
    4. Terry Funk def. Tommy Dreamer in 2:24.
    5. The Nation of Domination [Faarooq/D'Lo/Ahmed] def. Fatu, Savio & Rocky Maivia in an Elimination Match in 10:39. [SOLE SURVIVOR: FAAROOQ]
    6. Ken Shamrock def. British Bulldog [c] via DQ in a match for the WWF European Championship in 7:29.
    7. The Apocalypse w/ Ric Flair def. Sycho Sid, Vader & Miracle Violence Connection in 8:56.
    8. Stone Cold Steve Austin def. Owen Hart [c] to WIN the WWF Intercontinental Championship in 16:16.
    9. New Age Outlaws def. New Blackjacks in a Bunkhouse Match in 7:02.
    10. Bret "The Hitman" Hart def. The Undertaker [c] to WIN the WWF World Heavyweight Championship with Shawn Michaels as the Special Referee in 20:19.

    WWF In Your House XVII - Ground Zero
    1. Brian Pillman def. Goldust in an Indecent Proposal Match in 11:06.
    2. Dude Love def. Terry Funk in 9:14.
    3. Rocky Maivia def. Ahmed Johnson in 11:37.
    4. Owen Hart def. Chris Benoit in 17:21.
    5. The Legion of Doom def. The Eliminators [c] to WIN the WWF World Tag Team Championships in 12:15.
    6. Big Van Vader def. British Bulldog in a Non-Title Match in 7:58.
    7. Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker went to a No-Contest in 15:32.
    8. Bret "The Hitman" Hart [c] def. Ken Shamrock to retain the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in 19:20.

    WWF One Night Only 1997
    1. Hunter Hearst Helmsley def. Dude Love in 12:53.
    2. The Apocalypse [Jarrett/Malenko/Guerrero] def. The New Blackjacks & Goldust in 4:10.
    3. New Age Outlaws def. The Eliminators in 14:07.
    4. Owen Hart & Jim Neidhart def. Ken Shamrock & Big Van Vader in 14:21.
    5. Faarooq & The Rock def. The Legion of Doom [c] via DQ in a match for the WWF World Tag Team Championships in 11:34.
    6. Ric Flair def. Brian Pillman in 9:31. As a result, Flair earned a WWF Title shot for any member of the Apocalypse.
    7. Bret "The Hitman" Hart [c] vs. The Undertaker for the WWF World Title went to a No Contest in 26:35.
    8. British Bulldog [c] def. Shawn Michaels to retain the WWF European Championship in 21:53.

    WWF In Your House XVIII - Badd Blood
    1. Tommy Dreamer def. Terry Funk in a Street Fight in 12:16.
    2. Jeff Jarrett, Dean Malenko & Eddie Guerrero def. Barry Windham, Bob Holly & 2 Cold Scorpio in 6:44.
    3. The Legion of Doom [c] def. The New Age Outlaws, Faarooq & The Rock and The Eliminators in a Four Corners Elimination Match to retain the WWF World Tag Team Titles in 12:18.
    4. Owen Hart def. Dude Love in a Tournament Final to win the vacant WWF Intercontinental Title in 5:51.
    5. Ken Shamrock def. Big Van Vader in a No Holds Barred Match in 11:04.
    6. Hunter Hearst Helmsley def. British Bulldog [c] to WIN the WWF European Title in 7:56.
    7. Bret "The Hitman" Hart [c] def. Ric Flair to retain the WWF Title in 18:07.
    8. Shawn Michaels def. The Undertaker in a Hell in a Cell Match to become the #1 Contender for the WWF Title in 29:59.

    WWF Survivor Series 1997
    Pre-Show: 1. TAKA Michinoku, Devon Storm, Ciclope & Damian666 def. Brian Christopher, Scott Taylor, El Dandy & Silver King in a 4 on 4 Traditional Survivor Series Match in 7:47. [SOLE SURVIVOR: TAKA MICHINOKU]
    2. The Legion of Doom, Ken Shamrock & Ahmed Johnson def. The Nation of Domination [Faarooq/Rock/D'Lo/Kama] in a 4 on 4 Traditional Survivor Series Match in 22:28. [SOLE SURVIVOR: KEN SHAMROCK]
    3. Kane def. Mankind in 9:27.
    4. Team CANADA/UK [Bulldog/Neidhart/Quebecers] def. Team USA [Vader/HHH/Goldust/Blackman] in a 4 on 4 Traditional Survivor Series Match in 17:25. [SOLE SURVIVOR: BRITISH BULLDOG]
    5. The Four Horsemen [Flair/Anderson/Blanchard/Windham] def. The Apocalypse [Benoit/Malenko/Guerrero/Jarrett] in a 4 on 4 Traditional Survivor Series Match in 16:09. [SOLE SURVIVOR: RIC FLAIR]
    6. Stone Cold Steve Austin def. Owen Hart [c] to WIN the WWF Intercontinental Championship in 5:04.
    7. Terry Funk, Jerry Lawler & The New Age Outlaws def. Tommy Dreamer, The Eliminators and ??? (Cactus Jack) in a 4 on 4 Traditional Survivor Series Match in 15:25. [SOLE SURVIVORS: NEW AGE OUTLAWS]
    8. Shawn Michaels def. Bret "The Hitman" Hart [c] to WIN the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in 22:19.

    WWF In Your House XIX - D-Generation-X
    1. "Too Sexy" Brian Christopher def. TAKA Michinoku in 12:02.
    2. Big Van Vader def. The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust in 7:58.
    3. Ken Shamrock def. Faarooq in 10:20.
    4. The Legion of Doom def. The New Age Outlaws [c] via DQ in a match for the WWF Tag Team Championships in 10:32.
    5. Triple H def. Sgt. Slaughter in a Boot Camp Match in 15:39.
    6. Jeff Jarrett def. The Undertaker via DQ in a match to determine the #1 Contender of the WWF Title in 6:54.
    7. Stone Cold Steve Austin [c] def. The Rock to retain the WWF Intercontinental Title in 5:28.
    8. Owen Hart def. Shawn Michaels [c] to WIN the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in 18:27.

    WWF Saturday Night's Main Event - December '97
    1. New Age Outlaws [c] def. The Legion of Doom in a No DQ Tornado Tag to retain the WWF Tag Titles in 10:29.
    2. "Too Sexy" Brian Christopher def. "Gentleman" Chris Adams in a Light Heavyweight Title Tournament Quarter Finals Match in 7:06.
    3. The Rock & Faarooq vs. Ken Shamrock & Mark Henry went to a No Contest in 4:53.
    4. The Undertaker def. Jeff Jarrett in a Steel Cage Match to become the #1 Contender for the WWF Title in 11:36.
    5. Shawn Michaels def. Owen Hart [c] to WIN the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in 15:48.

    WWF Royal Rumble 1998
    1. The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust def. Big Van Vader to become #30 in the Royal Rumble Match in 7:51.
    2. Brian Christopher def. TAKA Michinoku to win the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship in the Tournament Finals in 9:38.
    3. The Rock [c] def. Ken Shamrock via DQ to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship in 12:52.
    4. Owen Hart def. Triple H [c] to win the WWF European Championship in a Title vs. Contract Match in 11:57.
    5. Stone Cold Steve Austin won the Royal Rumble Match, last eliminating The Rock, in 55:25.
    6. Shawn Michaels [c] def. The Undertaker to retain the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in a Casket Match in 22:23.

    WWF In Your House XX - No Way Out of Texas
    1. TAKA Michinoku def. Jerry "The King" Lawler to earn a WWF Light Heavyweight Title Shot in 11:09.
    2. The Rock 'n' Roll Express def. The Legion of Doom in 13:27.
    3. Kane def. Big Van Vader in 11:57.
    4. Ken Shamrock, Steve Blackman, Ahmed Johnson, Tommy Dreamer & 2 Cold Scorpio def. The Nation of Domination in a War of Attrition Match in 16:44.
    5. Jeff Jarrett [c] def. Barry Windham to retain the NWA North American Heavyweight Championship in a match with Ric Flair as the Special Referee in 12:33.
    6. Stone Cold Steve Austin, Owen Hart, Cactus Jack & Terry Funk def. D-Generation-X & The New Age Outlaws in an Unsanctioned 8-Man Tag Team Match in 21:34.

    WWF WrestleMania XIV
    1. The Rock [c] def. Ken Shamrock to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship via reversed decision in 10:19.
    2. TAKA Michinoku def. Brian Christopher [c] to WIN the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship in 7:57. During the match, Jerry Lawler was trapped inside of a cage above the ring.
    3. Triple H def. Owen Hart [c] to WIN the WWF European Championship in a match with Sgt. Slaughter as the Special Referee in 14:29.
    4. Big Van Vader def. The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust in a Mask vs. Make-Up Strap Match in 9:11.
    5. Ric Flair def. Jeff Jarrett in a No DQ Grudge Match in 14:36.
    6. Cactus Jack & Terry Funk def. The New Age Outlaws [c] to WIN the WWF World Tag Team Championships in a Street Fight in 10:01.
    7. The Undertaker def. Kane in 15:02.
    8. Legion of Doom 2000 won a 10 team Battle Royal to become the #1 contenders to the WWF Tag Team Championships in 8:49.
    9. Stone Cold Steve Austin def. Shawn Michaels [c] to WIN the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in a match with Mike Tyson as the Special Guest Enforcer in 20:02.

    WWF In Your House XXI - Unforgiven
    Pre-Show: 1. Barry Windham def. Tommy Dreamer in 5:09.
    Pre-Show: 2. TAKA Michinoku & Los Fabulosos def. Kai En Tai via DQ in 4:27.
    3. Jeff Jarrett def. Big Van Vader in 8:26.
    4. Triple H [c] def. Owen Hart to retain the WWF European Championship in a Submission Match in 10:26.
    5. The New Midnight Express def. The Rock 'n' Roll Express to WIN the Vacant NWA World Tag Team Titles in 7:12.
    6. Ken Shamrock def. Mark Henry in 6:20.
    7. LOD2000 def. The New Age Outlaws [c] via DQ in a match for the WWF World Tag Team Titles in 12:13.
    8. The Rock [c] def. Ron Simmons to retain the WWF Intercontinental Title in 14:32.
    9. The Undertaker def. Kane in an Inferno Match in 16:02.
    10. Dude Love def. Stone Cold Steve Austin [c] via DQ in a match for the WWF World Championship in 18:49.

    WWF In Your House XXII - Over The Edge
    1. The New Midnight Express [c] def. LOD2000 & Rock 'n' Roll Express to retain the NWA World Tag Titles and become the #1 Contenders for the WWF Tag Titles in 9:57.
    2. Jeff Jarrett [c] def. Steve Blackman to retain the WWF European Championship in 10:15.
    3. Dan "The Beast" Severn def. 2 Cold Scorpio in a KOTR Qualifying Match in 6:58.
    4. Val Venis vs. TAKA Michinoku in a KOTR Qualifying Match went to a DDQ in 9:52.
    5. The Undertaker def. Dustin Rhodes in 5:05.
    6. Kane def. Terry Funk in 8:20.
    7. The Nation [Rock/D'Lo/Henry/Kama] def. D-Generation-X [HHH/X-Pac/Outlaws] in an 8-Man Tag Team Elimination Match in 20:33. [SOLE SURVIVOR: THE ROCK]
    8. Stone Cold Steve Austin [c] def. Dude Love in a No DQ - FCA Match to retain the WWF World Championship in 24:27. Vince McMahon was the Special Guest Referee, Pat Patterson was the Special Guest Ring Announcer, Gerald Brisco was the Special Guest Time Keeper, The Undertaker was the Special Guest Enforcer.

    WWF King of the Ring 1998
    Pre-Show: 1. Tommy Dreamer & RNRX def. LOD2000 & Bradshaw in 5:22.
    2. The Rock def. Big Van Vader in a King of the Ring Quarter Finals Match in 5:24.
    3. Dan Severn def. D'Lo Brown in a King of the Ring Quarter Finals Match in 3:49.
    4. Ken Shamrock def. Owen Hart via DQ in a King of the Ring Quarter Finals Match in 2:24.
    5. X-Pac def. Triple H via CO in a King of the Ring Quarter Finals Match in 6:30.
    6. Val Venis & TAKA Michinoku def. Kai En Tai in 6:44.
    7. The Rock def. X-Pac in a King of the Ring Semi Finals Match in 8:31.
    8. Ken Shamrock def. Dan Severn via DQ in a King of the Ring Semi Finals Match in 5:49.
    9. New Age Outlaws [c] def. New Midnight Express to retain the WWF Tag Team Titles in 9:34.
    10. Ken Shamrock def. The Rock to become the 1998 King of the Ring in 12:49.
    11. The Undertaker def. Mankind in a Hell in a Cell Match in 17:00.
    12. Kane def. Stone Cold Steve Austin [c] in a First Blood Match to WIN the WWF Championship in 13:58.

    WWF In Your House XXIII - Fully Loaded
    1. X-Pac def. Jeff Jarrett [c] to WIN the WWF European Title in 9:46.
    2. Mark Henry def. Big Van Vader in 5:03.
    3. Val Venis def. Kai En Tai [TAKA/Teioh/Togo/Funaki] in a Gauntlet Match in 9:50. As a result, Val got 5 minutes alone with Yamaguchi-San.
    4. Bradshaw def. Barry Windham in a Bunkhouse Match in 7:01.
    5. The Rock [c] vs. Triple H in a Best Two Out Of Three Falls Match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship went to a time limit draw in 30:00.
    6. Owen Hart def. Ken Shamrock in a "Dungeon Match" with Dan Severn as the Special Guest Referee in 6:46.
    7. Stone Cold Steve Austin & The Undertaker def. Kane & Mankind [c] to WIN the WWF World Tag Titles in 16:08.

    WWF Summerslam 1998
    1. D'Lo Brown [c] def. Val Venis to retain the WWF European Championship in 15:31.
    2. X-Pac def. Jeff Jarrett in a Hair vs. Hair Match in 11:10.
    3. Ken Shamrock def. Owen Hart in the Lion's Den Match in 10:16.
    4. The New Age Outlaws def. Mankind [c] in a Street Fight to WIN the WWF Tag Team Championships in 6:30.
    5. LOD 2000, Bradshaw & 2 Cold Scorpio def. The NWA [Severn/Windham/New MX] in an Eight Man Tag Team Match in 5:24.
    6. Terry Funk def. Vader, Ron Simmons & Dustin Rhodes in a Fatal Four Way No DQ Match in 13:08. As a result, Terry Funk won a WWF Title shot, and Vader was fired.
    7. Triple H def. The Rock [c] to WIN the WWF Intercontinental Championship in a Ladder Match in 24:32.
    8. Stone Cold Steve Austin [c] def. The Undertaker to retain the WWF World Championship in 20:50.
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    You are a legend. I'd love to know how you do it. This series is seriously one of the best things to ever happen to pro wrestling fan fiction, not just on PW... but ever. I have no idea how you do it, and I am so curious to see how far you take this (hopefully up to present).
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    WWF World Heavyweight Champion: Shawn Michaels (Since 12/27/1997)
    WWF Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (Since 12/8/1997)
    WWF European Champion: Hunter Hearst Helmsley (Since 10/5/1997)
    WWF World Tag Team Champions: New Age Outlaws (Since 11/17/1997)



    WWF RAW IS WAR
    JANUARY 5TH, 1998
    PHOENIX, AZ


    Before the show even starts, we see Stone Cold Steve Austin arriving to the arena already yelling at the camera. He says that he already proved he's ready for the Royal Rumble and he's got the biggest bullseye on his chest because of it. So he tells everyone to sit tight, because he's going to raise some Hell only the way Stone Cold can, and that's the bottom line!

    TONIGHT: NEW WWF CHAMP SHAWN MICHAELS WILL BE HERE; STEVE AUSTIN PROMISES TO RAISE HELL; MICK FOLEY ADMITS TO AN "IDENTITY CRISIS"?!

    D-Generation-X's music hits up to start the show, and while we're fully expecting to see the NEW WWF World Champion Shawn Michaels come out, it's only Triple H & Chyna. Hunter is still in his wheelchair and being rolled out by Chyna, and JR notes that HBK is conspicious of his absence. Once they're in the ring, Hunter assures the crowd that without question, the brand NEW and UNDISPUTED WWF World Champion is his best friend, the HEARTBREAK KID, Shawn Michaels! However -- after an extensive night of partying that led to, well, almost a week straight of partying -- his ol' pal is at home in San Antonio, Texas sick to death, and he won't be here tonight. JR calls Michaels a coward, knowing that he's a wanted a man by numerous people, The Undertaker and Owen Hart specifically. Hunter says he was sent out to address a few things. Firstly, they have new found respect for the New Age Outlaws after what they worked together to accomplish at Saturday Night's Main Event. Don't expect to see the LOD around here anytime soon. For that matter, don't expect to see Owen Hart around here anytime soon -- because they've finally flushed the nugget! But that brings him to the current topic at hand, which is the new #1 contender, the Undertaker. Haven't we been down this road before? Didn't Shawn Michaels embarass the Deadman enough all last Fall? Didn't the Undertaker get enough punishment in the Hell in a Cell match? He clearly has more personal issues to work through, so DX totally understands if the Undertaker wants to back out of the WWF Title match at the Royal Rumble.

    BUT THE LIGHTS GO OUT! AND THE BELL TOLLS, THE UNDERTAKER IS ON HIS WAY OUT! A bit of time passes, and nothing occurs until finally, a crew of druids start rolling out a casket! Helmsley & Chyna are frozen in fear as the druids approach closer to the ring with the gigantic casket. JR mentions in passing that during contract negotiations, in order to settle the months long issue between Michaels & The Undertaker, it would be a Casket Match at the Royal Rumble. The druids leave the casket at ringside and return to the back. Helmsley & Chyna aren't sure what to do, and they start to move closer to the ropes and possibly open the casket -- but the lid shoots open on it's own...AND OUT POPS SHAWN MICHAELS! He hops up on top of the casket and starts dancing like a jerkoff with the WWF Title as his music plays. JR groans in audible disgust as Shawn enters the ring and takes the mic. He mocks the world for thinking he'd REALLY miss out on the first RAW of 1998 and his first RAW as WWF Champion once again! He reittirates Hunter's points about Owen Hart, and that the nugget is finally flushed. He brings up the Undertaker, and says that this loser has the audacity to think he can beat the Heartbreak Kid at all. He doesn't care that it's a Casket Match, it could be ANY type of match. You can put him against the Undertaker or anyone for that matter, and he would STILL come out on top. Because HE IS the SHOW STOPPA, the ICON and the MAIN EVENT!

    Sgt. Slaughter interrupts per usual and has some bad news for Shawn Michaels. Because while Owen Hart or the Undertaker may not be here, he's still going to put Shawn Michaels in action TONIGHT when he goes up against the returning BIG VAN VADER! JR notes that Vader hasn't wrestled since IYH after the eye injury, but this should be one helluva match. DX doesn't seem to care, and Shawn tells Slaughter to keep lining them up, and he'll knock them down, and to hit their music. DX celebrates out of the ring en route to the back, not before breaking out some spraypaints and defacing the casket with the DX logo and other graffiti.

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    At commentary, JR & King hype up the Shawn/Vader non-title match. JR wonders if Vader is physically ready to compete following his injury, but King's more worried about Shawn after just wrestling at SNME in a grueling match. JR says that he also has BIG news coming off the heels of SNME, where Vince McMahon announced that the WWF had entered negotiations with Iron Mike Tyson for some sort of appearence at WrestleMania XIV, and later tonight, they would have a word LIVE via satellite with Tyson's promoter, Don King!

    1. The Quebecers def. Ahmed Johnson & 2 Cold Scorpio with LE CANNONBALL~ in 6:02. Ahmed is pissed off and frustrated at the world, and thus, a shittier partner than usual. He gets a hot tag from Scorp and tries to run through the Quebecers, but it's no use. PCO knocks Scorp off the apron and they hit Ahmed with LE CANNONBALL~ to win.

    Post-match, THE GLASS BREAKS BAH GAWD AND STONE COLD IS IN THE BUILDING! The Quebecers are celebrating their win and confused. But as soon as Austin hits the ring, Jacques darts at him only for Austin to side step and throw him right over the top! PCO goes after Austin and WHAM, STUNNER TO PCO! Ahmed gets up and turns around, WHAM! STUNNER TO AHMED! Austin starts to march to the backstage area, but he looks up at the Titantron to see Scorpio back in the ring checking on Ahmed. Austin runs right back down to the ring, slides in, waits for Scorp to get up and turn around and, WHAM, Stunner to Scorpio! AUSTIN IS HELL BENT ON MAKING A STATEMENT HERE TONIGHT!

    NINE DAYS AGO, SNME: We see the hoard of superstars ready to join together to confront Kane, only for the Undertaker to come to his brother's aid and dispose of them before walking out without saying a word. We then segue into the end of the Undertaker/Jeff Jarrett cage match, where after cheating to get his first advantage, Jarrett went to crawl out of the cage with help from Colonel Parker, only for Kane to return the favor to his brother, by slamming the cage door on Jarrett's head and taking Colonel Parker out. ARE THE UNDERTAKER AND KANE IN KAHOOTZ?!
    Backstage, Paul Bearer stands by at the RAW interview set, and JR talks to him through the camera. Bearer looks distraught and dissheveled, like he hadn't slept in days. JR talks about all that happened at SNME, and Bearer yells at him, clearly in a panic. Bearer says that he hasn't heard or seen from Kane since SNME, and it's broken his heart. He starts to weep openly, saying that it's clear to him that the brothers have clearly formed some kind of union, and it has left him a broken man. He begs and pleads with Kane, who he knows can hear him whevever he is, to come home to him! JR asks about the Taker/Shawn match at the Rumble, and while he's never been a fan of the Boy Toy, he hopes he destroys the Undertaker at the Rumble and sends his career up in flames!

    Elsewhere backstage, the members of Southern Comfort are seen comiserating at the catering area, WHEN STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN AMBUSHES ALL OF THEM FROM BEHIND! He beats the shit out of all of them and leaves them laying, telling the three pieces of trash to not even bother showing up to the Rumble! AUSTIN IS ON A RAMPAGE TONIGHT!

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    Commercial Break
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    After the break, we immediately pick back up with Steve Austin marching through the hallways. The Headbangers are in a locker room, getting ready for whatever because they're sure as shit not booked, and Austin bursts in the locker room and beats the shit out of both of them as well! He takes a nearby table and flips it over top of Mosh and throws Thrasher through a door into a nearby bathroom before stomping off. AUSTIN'S TAKING NO PRISONERS BAH GAWD!

    2. Steve Blackman def. Savio Vega with a Dragonsleeper in 4:40. Fuck yeah quiet push for the Lethal Weapon.

    NINE DAYS AGO, SNME: We see Mark Henry step up as Ken Shamrock's partner to face Rock & Faarooq, only to turn on Shamrock and reveal that he's the newest member of the Nation of Domination. But as the post-match incident would reveal, Faarooq was unaware of the accquistion, and it was totally a Rock decision, who has no official leadership in the Nation!
    The Nation makes their way out, complete with brand new member Mark Henry, and get into the ring with the Rock calling for the microphone. Rock immediately starts putting himself over, shows off his brand new commissioned Intercontinental Title after what that piece of trash Stone Cold did to the old one, and he goes to start hyping the match against Ken Shamrock at the Royal Rumble -- BUT FAAROOQ SNATCHES THE MIC AWAY FROM THE ROCK! Faarooq says he's had just about enough of this [CENSORED]! Faarooq says that for almost two years, he has run the Nation of Domination, and it has been a force to be reckoned with here in the WWF. He has taken the history of "black men" in shame in this business out of the darkness and into the light, and has done more for that cause than anyone else. But first and foremost, he has ALWAYS been the leader. He brought the Rock into the fold because he saw something in him, not to be a co-leader, not to make decisions. Now, he's got all the respect in the world for what Mark Henry's accomplished outside of the ring, but that doesn't mean he was ready to be a part of the Nation's cause, and that's an idea that ONLY FAAROOQ has the right to make! Rock looks absolutely disgusted, but he calms himself down and reittirates that Mark Henry joining the Nation wasn't meant as an insult, but it was a gift to Faarooq. He clearly had made some bad decisions in the past with the likes of Savio Vega, Fatu and Ahmed Johnson. And while D'Lo & Kama are great guys, it was time to pad out the rankings and who better to do that than the World's Strongest Man! Rock says he did this all for Faarooq, this is ALL for Faarooq, and quite frankly -- THE ROCK THINKS HE'S OWED AN APOLOGY! Faarooq SMACKS the microphone out of the Rock's hands, AND HERE WE GO, THEY BOTH GO FACE TO FACE! Kama, D'Lo & Mark Henry get in the way and stop them from resorting to blows, but they continue to jaw off at each other. BUT HERE COMES KEN SHAMROCK WITH A STEEL CHAIR! Rock sees it first and immediately bails out of the ring with Mark Henry protecting him. D'Lo & Kama escape just barely unscathed, but Faarooq falls victim to a vicious chairshot and the Anklelock as the rest of the Nation is torn between listening to the Rock, and going to save Faarooq! Referees run out and break Shamrock off of Faarooq, and D'Lo & Kama finally run out and pull Faarooq out of the ring. The Nation retreats to the back, and Shamrock goes nuts back in the ring!

    NINE DAYS AGO, SNME: We see Brian Christopher picking up a win over "Gentleman" Chris Adams in the LHW Quarter Finals, of course with the help of Jerry Lawler.
    Lawler gets up from commentary and applauds Brian Christopher as he makes his way out, noting that he drew the unlucky task of being the last to compete in the first round and the first to compete in the second round, but that's no matter, he's got it in the bag, just like his Daddy! JR thinks he's caught Lawler in a slip-up, but Lawler covers saying he's met Brian Christopher's dad and he's just as great of a man as The King himself!

    3. "Too Sexy" Brian Christopher def. Devon Storm with the Tennessee Jam in a Light Heavyweight Title Tournament Semi Final Match in 7:18. Storm gives Christopher a run for his money here with all his flippity bullshit. Lawler abruptly gets up from commentary and shoves him off the top while the ref is distracted by Christopher and runs back to commentary to be scolded by JR, and Lawler says he was trying to help him not slip, it's not his fault that the idiot went and slipped anyway! Christopher capitalizes by hitting the Tennessee Jam to win!

    Post-match, Lawler gets back into the ring applauding and raises Brian Christopher's arm to the crowd. JR says like it or not, Brian Christopher will advance to the Light Heavyweight Championship Tournament Finals to face the winner of TAKA Michinoku and Yoshihiro TAJIRI which takes place next week on RA-- THE GLASS SHATTERS AGAIN OH NO! The minute Austin's music hits, Lawler hightails it from the ring, back to commentary and hides under the desk. Brian Christopher turns to see Austin coming and tries to keep his arrogance up by diving after Austin as he enters the ring, but WHAM, Stunner for Too Sexy! Austin celebrates a bit, and Lawler peeks his head out from behind the desk. Austin flips him the bird and tells him he's coming for his ass! Austin marches off to the back, and he has made an absolute wasteland on Monday Night RAW tonight!

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    In a bit of a suprise after the break, JAMES E. CORNETTE IS IN THE RING! JR yells that we haven't seen him in well over a year. Lawler wonders who the men with him are in, and JR points out that one of them is NWA President Dennis Corraluzzo and the other is former senior NWA official Tommy Young. Cornette has the mic and immediately starts ranting, and he takes a massive verbal shit on the current state of not only the WWF, but of pro wrestling in general. He says that for the past 9 years, two companies have fought it out as the top promotion and the tactics have gotten dirtier and sleazier, and he doesn't even mean just what you see on TV! Gone are the days of pure professional wrestling, a SPORT, NOT entertainment! Referees meant something, rules were there to be followed, and championships were actually worth a damn! But everyone forgets that before 1989, there was another game in town, a game that RAN PRO WRESTLING AS IT'S KING FOR NEARLY FIFTY YEARS, AND THAT IS THE NATIONAL WRESTLING ALLIANCE! And it gives him great pleasure to introduce NWA President Dennis Corraluzzo, and they talk about re-launching the NWA and they guarantee in no time flat, nobody will care about what's going on in Atlanta, or up here in the WWF, because pure, natural, PRO WRESTLING is BACK! Gone are the days of creeps in masks, lude sexual innuendos, devil worshipping, cross dressing, beer drinking and swearing! The NWA is relaunching, and it gives him great pleasure to show off to the crowd the brand new commissioned NWA North American Heavyweight Championship! Corraluzzo reaches into a bag and pulls it out, handing it to Tommy Young, who shows it off to the crowd to boo's. Cornette says it's usually NWA tradition to hold a tournament of sorts for a new title, but they're going to break tradition for one night and one night only. Because there is a man more deserved of this title than ANYBODY he can think of, a man who truly IS the only to ACTUALLY get screwed around here lately, and a man that he is proud to not only call his friend, but call -- THE NEWEST SIGNEE TO THE NATIONAL WRESTLING ALLIANCE, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN -- DOUBLE J, JEFF JARRETT!

    JR groans louder than usual but Lawler cheers on the decision as Jeff Jarrett makes his way out, dressed more grand than usual, with Colonel Parker by his side! Jarrett is all smiles as he Fargo Strut's down the aisleway and towards the ring, where Cornette is standing by with the ropes held open for Jarrett. After the usual pomp and frills of his entrance, Jarrett hugs Cornette, and Cornette hugs Parker as well, and everyone is shaking hands. Jarrett turns towards the crowd with his arms up and Tommy Young wraps the title around Jarrett's waist, and he again Fargo Struts. Jarrett is handed the mic and he yells at the crowd and all of the WWF brass that if they weren't careful, they were going to lose him, and that's exactly what happened! But he wasn't going to waste his time going to Atlanta, Philadelphia, Mexico, Canada or Japan -- no, no -- he was going to go worldwide with the NWA! He's no longer the hottest free agent in "SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT", ha ha, Mr. Cornette and Mr. Coraluzzo made him the HIGHEST PAID *WRESTLER* IN THE NWA, AND JEFF JARRETT'S SERVICES ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE TO ANYONE ELSE! He says the best part is, they've been able to purchase time EACH AND EVERY WEEK RIGHT HERE ON WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW TO SHOWCASE THE NATIONAL WRESTLING ALLIANCE, AND YOURS TRULY, THE NEEEEEEEW NWA NORTH AMERICAN HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION -- that name again is J E DOUBLE F, HA HA, J A DOUBLE R, OH MAN, E DOUBLE T, JEFF JARRETT! AIN'T I GREAT?!

    Jarrett is interrupted politely by Cornette who says that they didn't want to stray too far from tradition, so while Jarrett is being awarded this title on his merit, he must defend that NWA North American Heavyweight Championship RIGHT NOW! Jarrett looks worried at first, thinking he's walked into some kind of ruse. Jim Cornette says his opponent is a LEGEND from the NWA, as a matter of fact, HE'S FROM NORTH CAROLINA! Jarrett starts to turn pale white, thinking that he's really about to get screwed over. It doesn't help matters when Cornette says for almost a decade, this man was constantly on NWA weekly TV in the Main Events, and had a DIE HARD rabid fan base that love him or hate him, was always there so he could -- *ahem* -- WOOOOOOOOOOO them!

    JARRETT IS FREAKING THE FUCK OUT, AND HE GRIPS UP CORNETTE AND CALLS HIM A SON OF A BITCH, AND SAYS HE'LL SUE HIM FOR EVERYTHING HE'S WORTH! But Cornette doesn't back down, and introduces Jeff Jarrett's challenger for the NWA North American Heavyweight Championship here tonight --

    GEORGE SOUTH!

    The crowd has literally no idea who this is, Lawler is in tears laughing, and even JR is amused but in an annoyed way at this. JR gives the fans at home a history lesson, politely calling George South a "journeyman" who wrestled all over for the NWA, and as skilled of an athlete as George is -- I mean, c'mon, this is ridiculous. Jarrett is suddenly confident and calmed down, and the match starts.

    4. Jeff Jarrett [c] def. George South to retain the NWA North American Heavyweight Championship with a Figure Four in 2:59. Jarrett literally just showcases his moves for almost three minutes, and South still bumps like the best of them. Jarrett puts it away with a Figure Four and lets out a WOOO of his own.

    Post-match, all of the NWA figureheads and Col. Parker get back in the ring and raise Jarrett's hand and hand him the title back over, and they all start to celebrate. BUT OH MY, THE GLASS BREAKS AND HERE WE GO, IT'S STONE COLD TIME ONCE AGAIN! AUSTIN RUNS OUT, CORALUZZO AND YOUNG IMMEDIATELY BAIL! JARRETT GOES TO RUN AT AUSTIN, BUT AUSTIN DUCKS, AND JARRETT KEEPS RUNNING TO THE APRON! Cornette goes to whack Austin with the racket, BUT AUSTIN NO-SELLS AND WHAM! STUNNER TO CORNETTE! HE THROWS PARKER OUT OF THE WAY, JARRETT CHARGES AT AUSTIN WITH THE COWBOY BOOT, AND WHAM! STUNNER FOR JARRETT!

    FUCK TRADITION! AUSTIN MARCHES TO THE BACK AND CONTINUES HIS NIGHT OF INSANITY!

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    Back from break, JR notes that during the commercials, a stage crew brough out a large, large box wrapped up as a Christmas present to the stage. As JR & King wonder what it could possibly be, Cactus Jack's music hits and he makes his way out. King laughs at "this idiot", one week he's getting hit in the face as Cactus, next he's dropped on his head as Dude, then he's locked in a freezer as Mankind, and now he's back out here as Cactus Jack -- he needs to be locked up! Cactus takes the microphone in the ring and starts off with an apology to the fans, he's been going through a clear cut identity crisis as of late. But the more he's thought about it, he's come to terms with it, and realizes that it's okay. It doesn't matter what outfit he comes out in, or what persona has taken over his head that week, the mission statement is still clear: he's got it out for the New Age Outlaws. But then -- the Holiday season happened, and his black heart suddenly grew three sizes that day. So you can forget about all these gimmicks, he's asking for the New Age Outlaws to come out here, he's got something to say. Not a fight, not a match, not a beatdown -- he just wants to extend an olive branch.

    After a few moments, the Outlaws come out to the stage with the Tag Team Titles, and they're clearly weary of whatever Cactus may have planned from them out in the ring. The Outlaws mock him and call him names, and say the only thing stopping them from going down there and doing to him what they just did to the LOD is the fact that they have this perverse interest in what he could have to say. Cactus cuts them off and assures them there's no need for ill-will. He admits he's always been tardy, but it's not too far past Christmas, and he got the Outlaws a Christmas gift, seriously. He wants to bury the hatchet and CUT through all the BS, who knows, maybe even form an alliance of sorts. They're clearly the most hardcore and extreme team in the WWF, so maybe they could even teach Cactus Jack a lesson or two! Cactus directs their attention to the gift-wrapped box far off on the side of the stage, and tells them to open it up, and Happy Holidays.

    The Outlaws are clearly weary of this and discuss it amongst themselves, and Cactus continues to urge them to open the gift. The Outlaws put their belts down and move towards the box carefully. They start to unwrap the giant bow and wrapping, and as they peel it off to reveal the large wooden box, they're startled by a loud noise and the box moving. Out of nowhere --





    -- IT'S TERRY FUNK WITH A GOD DAMNED CHAINSAW (please for the love of God forget he's wearing pantyhose on his head, irrelevant to this btb.). Funk's back from injury, and he's chasing the Outlaws back down the rampway with the chainsaw like an insane person. BUT AS THEY TURN AROUND, THERE'S CACTUS JACK WAITING FOR THEM AT RINGSIDE WITH HIS PATENTED BARBED WIRE BASEBALL BAT! FUNK & CACTUS BOTH TAKE A SWING AT THE OUTLAWS WITH THEIR WEAPONS AND NARROWLY MISS HITTING THEM AS THEY DUCK! THE OUTLAWS BOLT PAST THEM TO THE BACK, GRAB THE TITLES AND ESCAPE, AND CACTUS & FUNK GO NUTS! FUCK YEAH!

    NINE DAYS AGO, SNME: We see the final moments of Owen/Shawn, where the injured Triple H broke one of his crutches across Owen's back, costing him the match after a slew of distractions. Backstage after the show, Owen Hart lost his cool and Rick Rude tried to calm him down. Vince McMahon and his cronies walked over to diffuse the situation, but Owen got in Vince's face and screamed about this constant slew of BS, and if Vince wasn't going to do anything about it, he would, and he stormed off.
    Backstage, Michael Cole stands by with Ravishing Rick Rude. Rude says that Owen's at home tonight in Calgary because he needed to cool down, but rest assure that this issue is far from over. He's already been told to inform Owen that there will be no immediate rematch for the WWF Title due to the match at the Royal Rumble, however, he's working on making sure Owen challenges for the belt against the winner immediately after the Rumble. As far as the rest of DX goes, if he didn't know any better, he thinks he saw a twinkle in Chyna's eye when the Ravishing one planted one on her, and she needs to know that his Insurance Policy is all inclusive and always believes in using protection. But as far as the banana nose she's wheeling around, he's got a RUDE AWAKENING coming his way when Owen Hart returns next week.

    SHAWN/VADER IS OUR MAIN EVENT, AND IT'S NEXT!

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    Before the main event, JR & King talk more about the Tyson deal, and they throw it to the "satellite" feed, which is clearly a pre-tape.

    In the pre-tape, we get a good glimpse at Don King's offices, which is loaded with pictures, trophies and championships, most of which all belong to Mike Tyson. Don King puts over Vince McMahon, the WWF and it's fans, and says that it's his great honor to announce that while the fine details have yet to be ironed out, it is official that in some capacity, "Iron" Mike Tyson would be appearing at WrestleMania XIV! He also says that the McMahon family has graciously extended an invite to Mike to come to the Royal Rumble as a fan in their private skybox, and he'll be there as well, looking on at all of the great in-ring action the WWF has to offer!
    JR & King go nuts of the Tyson announcement of his attendance at the Rumble and his TBD role at WrestleMania XIV! BUT WAIT, SOMETHING'S GOING ON BACKSTAGE AGAIN?!

    We quick cut backstage, where again, STONE COLD IS HARD AT WORK, AND THIS TIME HE'S BEATING THE SHIT OUT OF D'LO BROWN BY THE RAW INTERVIEW SET! He picks up one of the barrels and BASHES them over D'Lo's back before throwing him down the hallway. He storms off like a mad man before Kama & Mark Henry rush over to check on D'Lo!

    As Vader makes his entrance, it's announced that at the Royal Rumble, Vader and Goldust will square off in a one-on-one match, where the winner will enter the Rumble at Number 30, and the loser will have to enter at Number 1!

    5. Shawn Michaels def. Big Van Vader in a Non-Title Match with the Sweet Chin Music in 10:28. Typical big man vs little man contest between these two, but it's a bit better because it's the heel small guy trying to defend himself against the babyface monster. Shawn works over Vader's bad eye from the injury by TAFKA Goldust at Dec's IYH, but Vader starts to make a super hot comeback. JR does note that to Shawn's credit, there is no Triple H or Chyna out here, but he's sure Commissioner Slaughter made sure of that. Vader starts working through his finishing run when he sees TAFKA Goldust start making his way down the aisle, and he's dressed like fucking Baby New Year now! Vader is on the first rope setting up for a Vader Bomb on Shawn, but as Goldust and Vader yell at each other, Goldust reaches into his "diaper" and throws powder into Vader's face, and it REALLY hurts the bad eye! Vader tumbles back, Shawn rolls out of the way and nails Vader with Sweet Chin Music to pick up the win!

    Post-match, Shawn celebrates like a mad man with the title, and JR notes that this is the FIRST time out of all of their battles that Shawn Michaels defeated Vader, and while he should be happy, it wasn't done by championship standards.

    Shawn grabs a microphone and starts to fake cry, and thanks a list of random people, including Triple H, Chyna, Stu Hart for making an entire family of idiots that he's destroyed, The KLIQ, etc. But interrupting Shawn is the sound of druids chanting, and the lights go out again!

    Shawn starts to panic at first, but when he sees the druids start to roll out the casket from earlier, complete with the D-Generation-X graffiti, he starts to laugh and oversell it like it's the funniest fucking thing in the world. The druids roll the casket next to ringside and leave, and Shawn continues to laugh. He mocks being scared, and says that the "Deadman" is going to have to pull a real trick to get this title from him. Besides, he knows it's just Hunter and Chyna playing a prank on him like he did to them earlier. He crawls over to the ropes and reaches through and knocks on the casket a few times, telling Hunter and Chyna to knock the games off, the fun is over, you can't fool ol' HBK. After a few knocks, nothing. He says he's forgetful sometimes, he didn't mention the secret password! He knocks again and says "Break it Down!" -- still nothing. He knocks a bit harder and says that this isn't funny anymore, it's just stupid. He knocks again and says "Break it Down!" -- STILL nothing! Shawn continues to knock on the casket, but --

    Chyna wheels Triple H out on the rampway! They try getting Shawn's attention, waving their arms like mad men to get him to look up. He finally does and sees them up there and tilts his head to the side. "Wait a minute, if you guys are up there, then --"






    WWF ROYAL RUMBLE 1998 (1/18) CARD:

    THE 1998 30 MAN OVER THE TOP ROPE ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH
    The Winner Goes On To Face The WWF Champion At WrestleMania XIV!
    Participants: Stone Cold Steve Austin, Big Van Vader, Goldust, Cactus Jack, Terry Funk, Steve Blackman, Faarooq, The Rock, Mark Henry, D'Lo Brown, Kama Mustafa, Jerry "The King" Lawler, Ahmed Johnson, Road Dogg Jesse James, Bad Ass Billy Gunn, Pierre Carl Ouelette, Jacques Rougeau, Blackjack Windham, Blackjack Bradshaw, TAKA Michinoku, Brian Christopher, 2 Cold Scorpio, Jeff Jarrett, Ken Shamrock, Owen Hart and 5 Superstars To Be Named!

    WWF WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
    CASKET MATCH
    Shawn Michaels [c] Vs. The Undertaker

    WWF INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP
    The Rock [c] Vs. Ken Shamrock

    WINNER IS #30/LOSER IS #1
    Big Van Vader Vs. The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust

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    WWF World Heavyweight Champion: Shawn Michaels (Since 12/27/1997)
    WWF Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (Since 12/8/1997)
    WWF European Champion: Hunter Hearst Helmsley (Since 10/5/1997)
    WWF World Tag Team Champions: New Age Outlaws (Since 11/17/1997)
    NWA North American Heavyweight Champion: Jeff Jarrett (Since 1/5/1998)



    WWF RAW IS WAR
    JANUARY 12TH, 1998
    ANAHEIM, CA


    In a cold open, a camera man is inside of a limosuine with D-Generation-X. They're joking around about Chyna's unfortunate boob job, Owen Hart being a nugget, the Undertaker being a zombie -- real childish bullshit that makes you hate them because they're in their 30's. But on a serious note, to make sure what happened last week never happens again, TONIGHT -- they're making a MAJOR ADDITION to D-Generation-X, and you'll have to stay tuned to find out!

    TONIGHT: DX PROMISES AN ADDITION TO THEIR GROUP; AUSTIN CONTINUES HIS RAMPAGE; TAG TEAM TITLE 4 CORNERS MATCH; MORE MIKE TYSON HYPE!

    After the credits and intro, we cut back outside to a similar scene from last week, where Steve Austin is entering the building. He turns towards the camera and says he ain't done kicking anyone's ass, not yet by a long shot, because if he's going into the Rumble with the target on his chest the size it is, he's making sure it's an even playing field. He walks towards the back entrance doors of the arena, swings them open and immediately sees Henry & Phineas Godwinn. Knowing what's coming, the Godwinn's try to make the first move and go after him, but Austin side steps and sends Phineas crashing through the doors to the cold hard ground outside. He beats the shit out of Henry for a while and then slams him HARD into a nearby steel door, before picking up his bags, and he's headed our way!

    JR gets up from commentary and gets into the ring, and THE GLASS SHATTERS~, here comes Stone Cold Steve Austin to a monster pop. Austin poses and all that before JR gets down to the nitty gritty, asking him why he would provoke so many different superstars if he was already a "marked man" as he puts it headed into the Rumble? Austin says the only thing he does best in this world is kick ass, and that's what he's going to continue doing, long after the Royal Rumble even, and all the way through to WrestleMania! He doesn't care how big, how tall, how short, how fat, how black, how white, how good, how bad -- HE DON'T GIVE A RATS ASS, THE HUNTED HAS NOW BECOME THE HUNTER, AND HE'S TAKING OUT EVERY SINGLE SORRY SON OF A BITCH IN HIS WAY BETWEEN NOW AND THE ROYAL RUMBLE! If he has to single handedly eliminate 29 other pieces of trash in that match to get his ticket to WrestleMania punched, then that's exactly what he's going to do. He suddenly rips open his shirt, pulls out a red marker and draws a bullseye on his chest. He tells all of the dumb bastards in the back to hit him with their best shot, because he ain't going nowhere. JR tells Austin that before the end of RAW tonight, there's a planned live in-ring entrance number drawing, and all of the Rumble participants would be here. Austin says he heard about that, and he doesn't give a rats ass about his number -- this ring becomes a killing field later on tonight as he mows down 29 other sons of bitches that stand in his way, AND THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE, 'CAUSE STONE COLD SAID SO!

    We see some clips of the Light Heavyweight Championship tournament thus far, and it's worth noting that the winner of this next match will go on to face Brian Christopher in the Tournament Finals at the Royal Rumble.
    1. TAKA Michinoku def. Yoshihiro TAJIRI with the Michinoku Driver to advance to the WWF LHW Title Tournament Finals in 7:42. Solid match. Tajiri has TAKA's knee to work around with, still reeling from the number Lawler & Christopher did on it at IYH in December. TAKA makes the hot comeback and hits the Michinoku Driver to win.

    Post-match, as TAKA celebrates, Lawler says he's going to go interview the winner and JR yells at him, but to no avail. JR hypes TAKA/Christopher to crown the first ever Light Heavyweight Champion this Sunday at the Royal Rumble. Lawler grabs a mic and enters the ring to talk to TAKA. Lawler starts more of his racist rhetoric towards TAKA, who clearly can barely understand any english at all still. Lawler speaks in a real insulting, loud tone that he's going to get his ass kicked by Too Sexy Brian Christopher, and he doesn't stand a chance of taking that belt back to Japan. TAKA suddenly snatches the mic from Lawler and to the surprise of everyone, in broken engrish, he yells "YOU -- ARE ASS -- HOLE!" The crowd pops and TAKA celebrates. Lawler goes to sneak attack, but TAKA turns and catches him and Lawler backs down. But that leaves it wide open for Brian Christopher to run out from the back, slide in and clip TAKA's knee from behind. Lawler & Christopher put a beat down to TAKA once again and focus on the knee, before a couple of referees force them away. Lawler raises Christopher's arm on the floor and declares him the winner before the Rumble's even here.

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    Backstage, the DX limo is shown pulling into the arena's backstage area. But before they can even get out of the car -- AN INSANE OWEN HART BOLTS ON SCREEN, DIVES ONTO THE LIMO AND CRAWLS INTO THROUGH THE SUN ROOF! THE LIMO STARTS SWERVING ALL AROUND AND THEN GOES FLYING BACKWARDS OUT OF THE ARENA AND BACK ONTO THE STREET! WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?!

    2. The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust def. Ahmed Johnson with a Curtain Call in 6:33. More utterly creepy and embarassing shit from Goldust. Ahmed's working pissed off here again because his career has hit the shitter ever since this past Summer. And good, because fuck him. Ahmed starts to mount somewhat of a comeback, but Luna distracts him with a leg grab, and Goldust gets him with the Curtain Call to win.

    Post-match, Goldust & Luna go back into more of their weird BDSM freakshow shit. Goldust starts crawling towards a laid out Ahmed to do something creepy to him, but Big Van Vader runs out, still with the damaged eye, and goes right after both Goldust & Luna. Goldust & Luna bail immediately, but Vader stays on them and chases them all the way to the back and out of sight. Goldust/Vader square off this Sunday!

    Backstage, the Brooklyn Brawler is talking to Harvey Wippleman at catering. The camera hears them talking about the destruction Steve Austin has left in his path. Brawler gets a little too mouthy about it, saying he respects Steve, but when is enough enough? Naturally, as he says that, Stone Cold is standing right behind him. Harvey sees this and runs for his life. When Brawler turns and realizes what he said and who he said it to, he tries to bail, but Austin throws him over the catering table and beats the shit out of him. He picks up a nearby tray of deli meats and cheeses and slams them over the Brawler repeatedly before calling him an asshole, and marching off!

    We go back to the ring, where Jeff Jarrett, Colonel Parker, Jim Cornette and the NWA Contingent are standing by, along with senior referee Tommy Young. Cornette goes on another rant about how sports entertainment sucks and wrestling rules, and blah blah blah. He says their NWA invasion only continues to grow, because for anyone that's ever given a damn about this sport at it's purest is going to think Hell has frozen over when he introduces the next two members of the NWA contingent, and his newest clients -- RICKY AND ROBERT, THE ROCK 'N' ROLL EXPRESS!

    3. The Rock 'n' Roll Express def. Matt & Jeff Hardy in 3:04. Jarrett & Co are heavily involved from the floor even for this just being a simple squash. Referee Tommy Young is completely bias, and as if it wasn't a foretold conclusion from the beginning, RNRX get the win with a double dropkick on Matt.

    Post-match, the NWA contingent of Jarrett, Parker, Cornette & RNRX celebrate. Jarrett starts to strut as the RNRX celebrate on separate posts -- BUT THE GLASS SHATTERS LIKE LAST WEEK, AND HERE COMES AUSTIN, WHO'S STILL OUT TO RAISE HELL TONIGHT BAH GAWD! Jarrett immediately bails this week with Cornette & Parker protecting him, but the RNRX, who try to attack, both fall victim to separate Stone Cold Stunners, and Austin marches off to the back, continuing this madness!

    Backstage yet again, and the DX limo comes SPEEDING into the arena this time. As soon as it parks, the doors go FLYING open. Shawn Michaels comes stumbling out with his clothes ripped to shreds and he's bleeding a bit from his forehead. Chyna is having to almost carry Triple H out of the limo, and he's yelling about his crutches being gone. But there's no sight of Owen Hart -- WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED IN THAT LIMO?! WE'LL FIND OUT, NEXT!

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    Back from break, DX's music hits and they march out to the ring QUITE pissed off. Shawn is still all ripped up and bloody, and Chyna is helping Hunter limp down the aisleway and into the ring. Shawn grabs a mic and immediately yells for the music to be cut. He says that this is a load of CRAP. He has CARRIED -- CARRIED this company on his back for a decade now, AND THIS IS THE RESPECT HE GETS?! He is single handedly keeping this company afloat, and the WWF is just going to let an insane man like Owen Hart DIVE INTO THEIR LIMO LIKE THAT?! Well, he's on the side of the road somewhere here in California, and he's finished. And as far as the Undertaker goes and what happened last week, that will never happen again, because they've got an addition to DX that is going to ROCK the Undertaker's world. Shawn gets ready to introduce the new member or member(s) when -- THE TITANTRON SHOWS A BEATEN UP YET STILL INSANE LOOKING OWEN HART MARCHING BACK INTO THE ARENA WITH BOTH OF TRIPLE H'S CRUTCHES READY TO BE USED AS WEAPONS! He passes by the DX limo and be SMASHES all of it's windows with one of the crutches, destroying the crutch in the process!

    Shawn starts yelling over at commentary, telling them to get on this and stop that maniac from coming out here. BUT HERE COMES OWEN HART THROUGH THE CURTAIN AND DOWN THE AISLEWAY! Just in time, a HOARD of officials make their way out and get in front of Owen to try and stop him, BUT HE STARTS TAKING OUT REFEREES! Sgt. Slaughter comes out with Road Agents and they start trying to restrain Owen, and Vince McMahon marches out behind them and stands in between DX in the ring and Owen being held back in the aisleway! The situation calms itself down just a little bit, and Vince starts talking to Slaughter away from the group a bit. Slaughter nods his head and rushes over to ringside to grab a microphone. Slaughter, clearly speaking as McMahon's puppet, says that this situation has to end. Triple H's doctors have cleared him to compete by the time the Royal Rumble comes around, so at the Rumble this Sunday, he WILL be defending that European Title against Owen Hart! Owen is heard yelling he doesn't give a damn about titles anymore, he's going to kill both of them! Vince talks to Slaughter some more, and then Slaughter announces that Triple H will defend the European Title against Owen Hart, giving Owen the chance to become the first ever Grand Slam champion in WWF history, AS WELL AS IF HE WINS -- THEN NEXT WEEK ON RAW, NO TITLES, NO RULES, IT'S OWEN HART AND SHAWN MICHAELS IN A STREET FIGHT WITH DX BARRED FROM THE ARENA! HOWEVER -- IN THE INTEREST OF FAIRNESS -- if Owen Hart does NOT defeat Triple H for the European Title at the Royal Rumble, THEN HIS CONTRACT WITH THE WWF IS TERMINATED AND HE'S FREE TO SEEK EMPLOYMENT "ELSEWHERE". Vince and Slaughter leave while the Road Agents continue to hold Owen Hart back. Rick Rude comes rushing out and frees Owen away from the agents and starts calming him down. Rude's seen telling Owen that this is a good deal, he can take an injured Hunter any day. Rude escorts an irate Owen to the back, and DX is left fuming in the ring. BUT WHO'S THE NEW DX MEMBER?! GUESS WE'LL FIND OUT LATER!

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    We see an overly dramatic recap of all of the Nation of Domination drama within their own ranks, as well as the continuing feud with Ken Shamrock, dating back to October of 1997 in the IC Title Tournament. Tonight, Faarooq has ordered the newest member of the Nation, Mark Henry, to prove his worth in a match against Shamrock, and no Nation member will be at ringside.
    Shamrock's out first, and once the Nation music hits, they accompany Henry out to the stage. Rock tries to go down along with Henry, but Faarooq gets in his way and stops him, and he orders him to stand here with him, D'Lo & Kama. Henry's ready for it regardless and slides right into the ring to start the match.

    4. Ken Shamrock def. Mark Henry via DQ in 6:15. Shamrock has a lot of anger to get out on Henry after the swerve at SNME, but Henry does prove his worth as the World's Strongest Man and gets to toss Shamrock around for a bit, using his massive weight advantage to his...well, advantage. The camera pans up to the stage where Rock is running his mouth to Faarooq, pointing to Mark Henry dominating Shamrock, and Faarooq just stays looking forward, ignoring Rock's bullshit. Henry goes for a running splash in the corner, but Shamrock moves and he starts lighting Henry up with kicks all up and down his body. Faarooq points this out to Rock, Rock rips off his sunglasses and his eyes buldge as Shamrock starts to dismantle Henry. Henry tries to block the shots and go for a big clothesline, but Shamrock traps his arm into a takedown, float over and has Mark in the Anklelock! Henry's getting ready to tap, Rock flips out at Faarooq, and Faarooq tries to yell at him -- but Rock disobeys the orders and bolts down to the ring, slides in, and nails Shamrock with the IC Title for the DQ!

    Post-match, Rock checks on Mark Henry and starts to yell at him a bit, helping him to his feet irregardless. The rest of the Nation comes down and checks on Henry, and Faarooq stands there with a slight smile on his face. But before the Rock can leave the ring -- SHAMROCK'S BACK UP AND HE TURNS ROCK AROUND! The two foes start to circle around each other, and Rock gets in position to signal for the Nation to attack Shamrock from behind -- BUT FAAROOQ HOLDS THE NATION BACK, AND HE TELLS ROCK HE'S ON HIS OWN! Mark Henry tries to stay, but Faarooq very audibly tells him to get his black ass to the back, because this is one Nation UNDER FAAROOQ. The Nation leaves, and Rock flips out -- AND ROCK AND SHAMROCK START TO BRAWL!

    BUT THE GLASS SHATTERS YET AGAIN BAH GAWD, AND OUT MARCHES STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN! Rock just threw Shamrock over the top rope, and he turns as Austin slides in the ring. Rock goes to clock Austin with a clothesline, but Austin ducks, turns, WHAM, Stunner to the Rock! Austin starts to celebrate, but Shamrock gets into the ring and shoves Austin from behind. The two start to get into a screaming match -- BUT AUSTIN HITS SHAMROCK WITH THE STUNNER AS WELL?! STONE COLD IS TAKING NO PRISONERS, AND HAS MADE EVEN MORE ENEMIES THAN BEFORE HEADED INTO THE ROYAL RUMBLE!

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    JR & King talk about all of the mainstream media attention the deal between Mike Tyson and the WWF is getting, showing various news outlets as well as excerpts from articles. Over some still shots of Mike Tyson's in-ring days, JR announces that like both Vince McMahon and Don King have confirmed, Mike Tyson would be at the Royal Rumble this Sunday as a guest of the McMahons, and he would be on RAW next week to officially announce what his role at WrestleMania XIV would be! King reminds us of the last time another athlete showed up to the Royal Rumble, and they throw it to the footage.

    WRESTLEMANIA REWIND: We see Bam Bam Bigelow losing his match at the 1995 Royal Rumble against the Undertaker, being laughed at by guest Lawrence Taylor, and getting into a physical ringside confrontation that led to a match between the two at WrestleMania XI.
    5. The New Age Outlaws [c] def. The New Blackjacks, Quebecers & The Headbangers to retain the WWF World Tag Team Championships in a Four Corners Match in 12:27. Headbangers are there just to get the shit beaten out of them by everybody else. Blackjacks and Quebecers go after each other a bunch to continue that mini-feud that's probably happening on the house shows, idk. Outlaws are able to avoid a lot because of this, but eventually, the other three teams drag them into the match and start dismantling the Tag Team Champions! All hell breaks loose, and Bradshaw accidentally nails Windham with a strong Lariat! The Headbangers double dropkick Bradshaw from behind, and he tumbles to the floor, and Bradshaw and Windham get into an argument. The Headbangers start to celebrate, but the Quebecers take them out. Jacques superkicks Mosh out of the ring, and the Quebecers set-up FLIP FLOP AND A FLY on Thrasher, but Billy Gunn shoves PCO off the top. Road Dogg gets on his knees behind Jacques, and Gunn dives off with a crossbody that trips Jacques back, and Gunn gets the pin, allowing the Outlaws to steal another one!

    Post-match, the Outlaws grab the Tag Team Titles at ringside and start to head back up the rampway. They stop after a bit and look back at the ring, as the Headbangers and Quebecers are brawling, and the Blackjacks are still arguing with one another. The Outlaws have a good laugh at everyone's expense here -- BUT FROM BEHIND, CACTUS JACK AND TERRY FUNK COME OUT WITH THE BARBED WIRE BAT AND CHAINSAW RESPECTIVELY! The Outlaws hear the chainsaw, turn and BOLT the other way in panic! Cactus & Funk chase them around ringside, and the Outlaws hop the barricade and bolt through the crowd to avoid what is SURELY awaiting them. Cactus grabs the mic and says to run, run, run as fast they can -- because Cactus & the Funker will END their careers, BANG BANG!

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    Back from break, and a ton of WWF superstars are already in the ring, with a few WWF officials and the OFFICIAL TRADEMARKED RUMBLE TUMBLER! Goldust is making his way out with Luna, and Vader's being held back in the ring. Shortly after that, Ken Shamrock and Steve Blackman come out together and get into the ring. JR & King talk some more about the Rumble match, and the Nation of Domination music hits and they come out, with Rock trailing off in the back, still pissed off about earlier. The Nation stands at ringside as everyone else is in the ring. The Nation trades verbal insults from the floor with Shamrock, Blackman and even Ahmed Johnson, who are in the ring.

    THE GLASS SHATTERS, THE ENTIRE HOARD OF SUPERSTARS TURNS THEIR ATTENTION TO THE ENTRY WAY, AND HERE COMES STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN! JR's hoping for a productive and non-violent drawing session here, BUT THE NATION IMMEDIATELY GOES TO GANG UP ON AUSTIN BECAUSE OF -- WELL, EVERYTHING! BUT BLACKMAN, SHAMROCK & AHMED RUSH OUT AND GO AFTER THE NATION! VADER GETS HIS HANDS ON GOLDUST! ALL OF THE UNDERCARDERS START FIGHTING! TAKA MICHINOKU RUNS OUT AND GRABS JERRY LAWLER FROM THE ANNOUNCER'S TABLE ONLY FOR BRIAN CHRISTOPHER TO ATTACK HIM! AUSTIN, BLACKMAN, SHAMROCK & AHMED FIGHT OFF THE NATION -- BUT THEN AUSTIN AND SHAMROCK START FIGHTING BECAUSE OF EARLIER, TOO!

    ALL HELL HAS BROKEN LOOSE! TOMMY DREAMER HAS TAKEN THE TUMBLER AND HAS BEGUN USING IT AS A WEAPON AGAINST BOTH BLACKJACKS! ROCK AND AUSTIN ARE SQUARING OFF TOWARDS THE ENTRY WAY NOW, STILL THROWING PUNCHES -- BUT DAMNIT THERE'S THE NATION ON THEIR TAIL, AND IT'S A GANGLAND BEATDOWN OF AUSTIN! Ahmed, Shamrock & Blackman run out and go back after the Nation again for their own reasons, and Austin escapes to the back briefly -- BUT HE COMES BACK OUT WITH A STEEL ROD FROM THE TITAN TRON SET AND STARTS SWINGING FOR THE FENCES! THE NATION BAILS! AUSTIN, SHAMROCK, AHMED & BLACKMAN CHASE AFTER THEM -- AND THE WHOLE RING IS PURE CHAOS! DAMNIT, WE'LL NEVER GET A DRAWING DONE THIS WAY! WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK!

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    Back from break, a disshevled Lawler takes some time to yell about that little rice ball TAKA Michinoku putting his hands on him, but he's been told to apologize on behalf of the WWF for that previous segment that got out of control. He said that per orders of Mr. McMahon, the Rumble drawings would be done in private later this week to avoid any further conflicts! the ring and he welcomes out his guests at this time, D-Generation-X! They're calmed down a bit, and Lawler tells us on commentary that security has escorted Owen Hart & Rick Rude from the building. JR talks about everything that's gone on tonight with DX, as well as their respective title matches at the Rumble. Hunter speaks up first and proves that, even with a bit of limp, he's able to stand on his own two feet like a man. And even though he's going into this thing injured and against his will -- he can still beat Owen on his worst day and Owen's best, because he's that damn good. And on behalf of his best friend Shawn Michaels and the rest of the KLIQ, it'll be his honor to send this little nugget packing down to Atlanta, where the rest of the KLIQ will be waiting for him to finish the job!

    JR turns his attention to Shawn, and Shawn says that before he was so RUDELY interrupted earlier tonight, he had a major announcement to make regarding the NEWEST addition to D-Generation-X this evening. He'd like to start by addressing the rumors of their relationship with the New Age Outlaws. While DX has grown to both respect and appreciate what the Outlaws are capable of, right now is just not the right time. Not ruling out, because down the line, he can definitely see the Outlaws in the green and black. But they need something, or someone for that matter, specifically for this Sunday at the Rumble when he puts this WWF Title on the line against the Undertaker in the Casket Match. See, he doesn't have what Yokozuna or Mankind or the Million Dollar Man had -- he can beat the Undertaker, sure, he's done it before and time and again. But he can't DEMOLISH the Undertaker, sad to say. No weight advantage, no mind control and certainly not enough money, as rich as he may be. So, with all that said, he is right here and now offering an official DX membership to none other than -- THE UNDERTAKER'S BROTHER, KANE!

    DX points to the entry way KLIQ style, waiting for the Big Red Monster to make his way out. A minute or so passes, and Shawn goes to get back on the mic -- but here comes the Undertaker sans music instead?! He's marching down the aisle, looking as serious as ever. DX backs up a bit as Taker enters the ring and immediately grabs the microphone from Shawn Michaels. Taker says what the two of them have going on is strictly between them. He is going to take Shawn Michaels to Hell this Sunday in the Casket Match and bring home the WWF Title that he never lost in the first place. That's all well and fine -- Shawn can run his mouth all he'd like. But this is where the line is drawn -- this is family business, and Shawn Michaels needs to stay the Hell out of it. Shawn goes to run his mouth some more about Kane possibly joining DX -- BUT TAKER WRAPS HIS HAND AROUND SHAWN'S THROAT TO SHUT HIM UP! Immediately, Chyna attacks the Undertaker from behind to free up Shawn, BUT TAKER TURNS AND HE GRABS CHYNA BY THE THROAT, READY TO CHOKESLAM HER TO A HUGE POP! But just as he lifts her up, Helmsley kicks Taker in the groin, and DX starts to beatdown the Undertaker. Taker starts to fight back and he gets Hunter in the corner, lighting him up with some big body punches, but as SOON as he turns -- WHAM, Shawn nails him with Sweet Chin Music! They go to continue the 3 on 1 assault, but --

    THE LIGHTS GO OUT AND THE ARENA TURNS RED, AND HERE COMES KANE! HE'S GOING TO JOIN DX, HE'S GOING TO HELP THEM FINISH THE JOB ON THE UNDERTAKER! No Paul Bearer in sight as Kane climbs up the apron and over the ropes and Shawn starts celebrating, glad his wish has come true! Hunter reaches into the back of his pants and tosses a DX shirt over to Kane, who catches it and looks at it slowly. Shawn & Hunter go back to beating down The Undertaker -- BUT KANE RIPS THE SHIRT UP AND HE ATTACKS SHAWN & HELMSLEY FROM BEHIND! CHYNA QUICKLY PULLS SHAWN TO SAFETY, BUT KANE GRABS HELMSLEY AND SENDS HIM STRAIGHT TO HELL WITH A VICIOUS CHOKESLAM! Chyna & Shawn reach in and pull Hunter to safety, AND KANE SETS THE POSTS ON FIRE BAH GAWD!

    Taker is out on the mat, and Kane turns back towards him. He stares down at him for a bit, AND TAKER SITS UP. Taker gets to his feet and the two brothers stare at each other for a moment. Kane turns and leaves the ring, and DX finishes scurrying to the back and out of sight. Kane goes to leave but stops at the top of the entry way, as the Undertaker continues to watch from the ring. Kane turns back towards his brother --





    "OH WHAT A MOMENT! WHAT A MOMENT IN THE WORLD WRESTLING FEDERATION! AND THE UNDERTAKER, SEEMINGLY WITH A SMILE ON HIS FACE -- BAH GAWD, COULD THIS GUARANTEE A NEW WWF CHAMPION AT THE ROYAL RUMBLE?!"




    WWF ROYAL RUMBLE 1998 (1/18) CARD:

    THE 1998 30 MAN OVER THE TOP ROPE ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH
    The Winner Goes On To Face The WWF Champion At WrestleMania XIV!
    Participants: Stone Cold Steve Austin, Big Van Vader, The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust, Blackjack Windham, Blackjack Bradshaw, Ahmed Johnson, 2 Cold Scorpio, Steve Blackman, Jerry "The King" Lawler, Cactus Jack, Terry Funk, "Too Sexy" Brian Christopher, TAKA Michinoku, Road Dogg Jesse James, Bad Ass Billy Gunn, Pierre Carl Ouelette, Jacques Rougeau, Ricky Morton, Robert Gibson, Jeff Jarrett, The Rock, D'Lo Brown, Faarooq, Kama Mustafa, Mark Henry, Owen Hart, Ken Shamrock and 3 other WWF Superstars!

    WWF WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
    Casket Match
    Shawn Michaels [c] Vs. The Undertaker

    WWF EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
    Title vs. WWF Contract
    Triple H [c] Vs. Owen Hart

    WWF INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP
    The Rock [c] Vs. Ken Shamrock

    WINNER IS #30/LOSER IS #1
    Big Van Vader Vs. The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust

    WWF Light Heavyweight Championship - Tournament Finals
    "Too Sexy" Brian Christopher Vs. TAKA Michinoku

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    WWF World Heavyweight Champion: Shawn Michaels (Since 12/27/1997)
    WWF Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (Since 12/8/1997)
    WWF European Champion: Hunter Hearst Helmsley (Since 10/5/1997)
    WWF World Tag Team Champions: New Age Outlaws (Since 11/17/1997)
    NWA North American Heavyweight Champion: Jeff Jarrett (Since 1/5/1998)



    WWF PRESENTS: ROYAL RUMBLE 1998
    SUNDAY, JANUARY 18TH, 1998
    SAN JOSE ARENA, SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

    JR & The King welcome us to the show and run down all of the big events to come tonight, including the Royal Rumble match itself. Breaking into their introduction, we cut backstage to see IRON MIKE TYSON ARRIVING TO THE ARENA! Tyson is escorted by a huge posse and he's greeted eagerly by Vince McMahon and his cohorts, who continue welcoming him into the arena. Vince is overheard telling Mr. Tyson that its right this way to their luxury skybox.

    Match #1: Big Van Vader vs. The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust [Winner is #30/Loser is #1]
    Goldust does the old bait and switch tactics, hides behind Luna, keeps trying to leave the match, etc. But Vader stays on him and just begins beating the shit out of him in this big time revenge match. On commentary, JR reminds us this issue dating back to the Survivor Series, and incidentally intertwining with Goldust's real life crumbling. Lawler says Goldust's real life has only gotten better, he's never been happier! Luna goes after Vader a bunch throughout the entire match, and Vader does his best to avoid really getting physical with her, but he's almost at his boiling point. Vader chases her away at one point, and upon re-entry to the ring is when Goldust hits him low and starts to wear him down. Once he has him where he wants him, Goldust goes right after the bad eye of Vader, caused of course by Goldust. After a while of getting the heat on the Mastadon, Goldust traps him on the mat and rips off Vader's mask. He wraps the leather mask around his fist and starts hitting stiff shots to Vader's eye, and he busts him right back open. He's trying to keep that injury fresh, or perhaps even worsen it, and the ref tries to stop him. Goldust lets up, only for Luna to start yelling at the ref. Goldust goes for another cheap shot, but Vader catches him with a quick Chokeslam and both men go down. Vader's bleeding like a stuck pig, and Goldust beats him back up to his feet, but Vader goes on the defensive and starts the hot comeback. He catches Goldust with a series of corner splashes and a big powerslam. He sets Goldust up for the Powerbomb, but Luna goes to the top rope! Vader shoves Goldust away, and as Luna dives, VADER CATCHES HER AND SMASHES HER DOWN TO THE MAT WITH A FALLING POWERSLAM! Vader's had enough of this shit, and he drags Luna over to the corner, AND HE STARTS TO SET UP A VADER BOMB ON LUNA GOOD LORD. The ref is yelling at Vader, preventing him from doing this, and Vader's playing to the crowd while on the ropes! Meanwhile, Goldust is undoing the top turnbuckle across the way! The ref finally goes to the floor and pulls Luna out to safety and Vader starts yelling at him. Goldust charges Vader and clobbers him from behind. He backs off when Vader no-sells it and turns around. Vader charges at him, BUT GOLDUST SIDE STEPS AND SMASHES VADER'S FACE STRAIGHT INTO THE EXPOSED TURNBUCKLE! Vader falls back hard and Goldust gets the quick cover as the ref comes back in, and Goldust steals a HUGE win over the former WWF Champion!
    Winner: The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust (7:51)

    Post-match, Goldust immediately escapes to the back and Luna catches up with him. The ref notices Vader's eye is re-injured and he calls out for medical attention. JR says be that as it may, should he be able to compete later, then Vader will now have to enter the Rumble match at #1, while Goldust has the luxury of waiting until #30.

    Backstage, Stone Cold Steve Austin is shown entering the building, and the crowd in the arena goes NUTS. Michael Cole rushes up to try and get an interview, but Austin just brushes by en route to his locker room. Cole goes to speak to the camera about Austin's actions the past few weeks -- but the Quebecers walk up. They ask if that was Austin that just came in, and Cole says yeah, and the Quebecers look and nod, and they're on the hunt for Austin now! EVERYONE'S OUT FOR REVENGE!

    We go to our first shot of the Luxury Skybox for the evening to see Mike Tyson seated with Vince McMahon and his son, Shane. Tyson seems like a happy child after just seeing Austin show up to the arena. Vince doesn't seem to like that too much, but forces a smile nonetheless.

    A recap airs of the Light Heavyweight Tournament thus far, as well as the original TAKA/Christopher match back at IYH.
    Before the match, Lawler has vowed to stay at commentary and not get involved at all, even if that rice sucking leech does cheat like he always does!

    Match #2: TAKA Michinoku vs. "Too Sexy" Brian Christopher [Vacant WWF Light Heavyweight Championship - Tournament Finals]
    Christopher tries to Pearl Harbor TAKA immediately out of irony, but TAKA starts hitting him with kicks using the good leg. TAKA's way too quick for Christopher and controls the pace of the match because of it. The camera keeps switching back to Lawler at commentary, who's growing more and more concerned. TAKA goes up top for a high risk maneuver, and Christopher's able to hop up and hit the ropes to crotch TAKA. With TAKA prone, Christopher shoves him one way, getting his bad leg caught in the turnbuckle. Christopher works over the bad knee from IYH, bending and pulling at it, leaving TAKA hung upside down. The finally breaks him off and frees TAKA. Christopher drags him all the way to the outside and goes to whip him into the steps, but TAKA plants his good leg forward on the steps, AND HITS A MOONSAULT BACK ONTO CHRISTOPHER ON THE FLOOR! TAKA starts going on fire and sends it back into the ring. He chops and kicks away at Christopher, sending him to his knees, and taking him down with a Shining Wizard! He rushes up to the top and does a flip back, going for a double stomp, and he connects -- but as he lands the bad leg gives out! TAKA can't capitalize with the pin in time, and only gets a 2 count. He tries to fight back to his feet, but Christopher kicks his leg out and goes to scoop him up to presumably set up the Tennessee Jam -- BUT TAKA SWOOPS DOWN BEHIND, MICHINOKU DRIVER CONNECTS! Suddenly, Lawler rushes from commentary to yell from ringside. TAKA yells at Lawler and Christopher uses his feet to kick TAKA forward, and he collides with the ref, dazing him! TAKA continues to yell at Lawler, and he ducks in time when Christopher goes to attack from behind. Christopher hits the ropes, and when he turns back around TAKA GRABS HIM WITH A TORNADO DDT AND HOOKS THE LEG!

    A COUNT IS HEARD! ONE! TWO! THREE!

    TAKA IS THE WINNER, THE NEW LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION! TAKA starts celebrating and going nuts, but after some urgency from the crowd, he turns to see that the ref is still down -- IT WAS LAWLER SLAMMING THE MAT FROM THE OUTSIDE TO FUCK WITH TAKA! TAKA LUNGES AT LAWLER OVER THE ROPES, BUT CHRISTOPHER ROLLS HIM UP AND LEANS FORWARD ONTO THE BAD LEG, WITH THE ADDED BONUS OF A FISTFUL OF TIGHTS! THE REF COUNTS! ONE! TWO! THHHHHHREE! DAMN THEM TO HELL!
    Winner: ...and NEW WWF Light Heavyweight Champion, "Too Sexy" Brian Christopher (9:38)

    Post-match, Lawler grabs the LHW Title and rushes in to award it to Brian Christopher. TAKA gets up limping around and tries to argue with the ref about what happened, but the referee is clueless. Lawler straps the belt around Brian's waist and raises his arm in victory, and JR is absolutely disgusted by his broadcast partner. TAKA spins Christopher around and yells at him in Japanese, so Lawler shuts him up by kicking him in the bad leg, pulling him in and hitting him with the Piledriver! Lawler celebrates some more with Christopher as we cut backstage.

    Backstage, Faarooq has D'Lo, Kama & Mark Henry on stand by and he's lecturing them about the rest of the night. He says that it's every man for himself once that bell rings in that Rumble, but up until it comes time for them to have to eliminate each other, they've gotta stick together as a unit. Speaking of being a unit -- he's still not sold on Mark Henry's loyalty. So he wants him to go into Stone Cold's locker room and take him out to prove himself! They turn the corner and see the door marked for Austin. Henry lets out a growl and breaks the door open and goes to kill whoever's inside -- but it's just a bunch of well placed Austin merch, including a foam middle finger! THE HUNTER HAS BECOME THE HUNTED!

    Elsewhere, Kevin Kelly interviews The Rock about his upcoming match with Ken Shamrock. Rock addresses what he just saw Faarooq had the Nation do, and Faarooq better know his role and have the Nation on stand by incase Shamrock tries to CHEAT his way to victory tonight. Rock talks all the smack in the world to Shamrock, his usual schtick, and tells Shamrock that HE'S the one that's going to have to be carried out of the arena after their match, and then the Rock is going to go on to win the Royal Rumble match, if ya SMELL what the Rock is cookin'!

    Back at commentary, JR loses it on King about his actions in the previous match, but Lawler remains unapologetic saying he saw a chance to stop that zip from cheating, and TAKA Michinoku got what he deserved.

    Match #3: The Rock [c] vs. Ken Shamrock [WWF Intercontinental Championship]
    No sign of the Nation, and JR painfully has to admit admiring Rock for that, as long as he sticks with it. Basic collar and elbow stuff to begin, trading basic shots and holds back and fourth. They run a ropes sequence until Shamrock starts breaking out the big kicks early, lighting Rocky up, before getting him with a roundhouse kick that sends Rock to the floor! Shamrock tries to stay on him but the ref keeps him back, allowing Rock to sneak back in and go to tackle Shamrock, but he only gets him to the ropes. They work another drop down/pop up ropes sequence until Shamrock tries to break out the Hurricanrana, but Rock holds him in a powerbomb position and falls back, dropping Shamrock throat first across the top rope! Rock starts stomping and punching away at Shamrock, trying to wear him out, but Shamrock powers up and out, and stops Rock running with a crossbody that sends them both tumbling back outside. Rock's back up quick and he makes sure to slam Shamrock's face on the steps, before sending him back in and wearing him down some more on the mat. Shamrock again tries to work his way up and out, but Rock hits him with a jump swinging DDT and a cover to get 2. Rock keeps going for the pin attempts, but all it's doing is getting Shamrock more pumped up as he kicks out. Shamrock catches Rock with a powerslam and then a hurricanrana, before going back at him with the kicks and some basic limb work. Rock tries to power out, but Shamrock goes suplex crazy, and Rock is in trouble! Finally, Kama, D'Lo & Mark Henry come running out. They all get up on the apron one at a time and are met with stiff kicks from Shamrock. Kama and Mark fall flat, but D'Lo's able to toss brass knucks to Rock. Rock NAILS Shamrock with the knucks and goes to cover. As an insurance policy, Rocky shoves the knucks into Shamrock's tights, and awaits the count, but the ref's too busy yelling at the Nation to get out, and he makes sure they're gone! He turns around to count, ONE, TWO, THRE-NO! SHAMROCK KICKS OUT SOMEHOW! Rock lifts Shamrock up and sets up for a Rock Bottom, but on the way up, SHAMROCK GETS HIM WITH AN ARMDRAG TAKEDOWN, FLOAT OVER, ANKLE LOCK ATTEMPT COMING UP -- NO ROCK SHAKES HIM OFF! Rock tries to get up quick, hopping on one leg, OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX CONNECTS AND SHAMROCK COVERS, ONE! TWO! THREE! NEW CHAMPION! NEW CHAMPION!
    Winner: ...and NEW WWF Intercontinental Champion, KEN SHAMROCK (12:52)

    Post-match, The Rock immediately starts holding his mouth and jaw and screaming about getting hit with something to the ref. Shamrock starts celebrating with the belt like a mad man and the fans are going nuts. Rock yells for the ref to check Shamrock's tights, because he knows he got decked. The ref confronts Shamrock and tells him he's going to pat him down. Shamrock yells at him and says there's nothing there, reaches in and ends up pulling out the knucks. But Shamrock's confused, he's got no idea how they got there -- doesn't matter, that's all the ref needed to see -- HE REVERSES THE DECISION! SHAMROCK IS DQ'D, WHICH MEANS ROCK RETAINS, DAMNIT ALL TO HELL!
    Winner: ...via DQ and STILL WWF Intercontinental Champion, The Rock (12:52)

    Post-match, Henry, D'Lo & Kama run back out and help Rock out and grab the IC Title on their way. Faarooq comes out to the entry way shaking his head in disapproval, and almost as a 'fuck you', Rocky raises the IC Title in the air as the Nation walks him towards Faarooq. Shamrock continues arguing with the referee, and when the referee refuses to hear his argument -- SHAMROCK SNAPS! SUPLEX TO THE REF, AND HE LOCKS HIM IN THE ANKLELOCK! A couple of other refs come out and break Shamrock off the hold, BUT HE HITS THEM BOTH WITH SUPLEXES TOO! Shamrock marches off to the back like a man possessed, and JR says that he may have been innocent in the match, but those actions post-match may wind up costing him!

    We cut to another shot of the skybox, where Mike Tyson is seen standing and applauding after the last match. Vince and Shane give each other a look of approval, and stand and applaud with Tyson.

    Backstage, the NWA contingent is walking together, and Jim Cornette is trying to talk them out of what they're about to do, but Colonel Parker butts in and says he thinks it's a great idea. He says he has it on good authority that Steve Austin is in catering right now. They take him out, and it's guaranteed that Jeff Jarrett will be a lock for the Royal Rumble. They turn the corner and peek through the doors, and sure enough, they see the bald son of a bitch in his black t-shirt getting himself a plate of food. Jarrett signals the RNRX to bumrush him from behind, and they do! They lay him out and put a beating on him, and once he's laid out, Jarrett comes in to pick at the bones. RNRX go to lift him up for Jarrett to slap him around -- but Jarrett yells that it's not Austin! The camera comes around the corner, and it was just a stage hand who had a shaved head! Jarrett flips out and the RNRX are pissed at themselves. AUSTIN IS A MARKED MAN. CLICHES.

    We see a recap video of Owen Hart's past few weeks, from his dramatic return post-Montreal, the WWF Title win where he swerved DX, and his glory reign getting ended short because of the injured Triple H getting involved. We see the limo attack/angle as well, leading to tonight's match. If Owen wins, he becomes the first-ever Grand Slam Champion in WWF History and keeps his job, but if Triple H wins, he retains his belt -- and Owen Hart's contract is immediately terminated!
    Match #4: Triple H [c] vs. Owen Hart [WWF European Championship] [Title vs. WWF Contract]
    Triple H oversells his knee injury on the way down the aisle, still using crutches. Sgt. Slaughter comes out and yells at him in the aisleway that he knows he's healed now, but Hunter tries proving otherwise. Owen's had enough -- NO HANDS PLANCHA OUT ONTO HUNTER AND HE TAKES HIM DOWN! Owen tosses Hunter around the ringside area for a while, beating the shit out of him from pillar to post. Once he sends Hunter into the ring, the match can finally begin, and Owen goes right to work on Hunter's knee, picking it right apart. From basic stretches ala Dungeon style, to stuff like scissor stomps and leg locks, he doesn't let Hunter get to his feet. Chyna tries to get involved almost immediately, but Sgt. Slaughter literally pulls her away and starts dragging her to the entry way. When she puts up a fit, HERE COMES RICK RUDE! Rude gets in Chyna's face and starts swiveling his hips again, and he teases like he's going to plant another kiss on her. Rude and Chyna keep each other in check on the floor, with Slaughter standing there making sure neither get out of control. Owen sends Hunter into the corner and goes to hit him with a running shoulder thrust, but Hunter moves and Owen goes shoulder first into the post. Hunter limps around bad and works over Owen's shoulder now, keeping things on the mat. He takes a big risk when, off a ropes sequence during an Owen comeback, he breaks out one of the Harley Race knees, but as much as it hurt him, it sent Owen tumbling over the top and out to the floor hard. Chyna went past Rude & Slaughter to go after Owen, but Rude again got in her way and threatened physical action this time. Slaughter again had to get in between Rude & Chyna, and as Owen got back up, Hunter went to hop off the apron with an Axe Bomber, only for Owen to move and Hunter land awkwardly on his bad knee, allowing Owen to come and clip it from behind. He grabs Hunter by the hair, lifts him up and throws his legs into the steel steps. He disconnects the steel steps and puts Hunter's bad leg on the first set, lifting the second set up ready to smash it down. Slaughter runs over and pleads with Owen to rethink this, and it gives Hunter enough time to get his good leg up and kick Owen in the groin! Owen drops the steps, and Hunter starts with the big punches and chops, before sending Owen hard into the post and then back in the ring. Hunter again keeps things on the mat, trying to protect himself. Rick Rude goes to get involved now, but Chyna repays the favor from earlier and prevents him from being the Insurance Policy. The ref comes over and yells at them both, but Chyna gets physical and grips the ref up by his shirt! Slaughter pulls her down off the apron for doing that, and the ref yells at Slaughter to get her the Hell out of here. Rude tosses the haliburton into the ring, and Hunter turns to see Rude on the apron. He charges at him, but Rude grabs him, AND HE HITS THE RUDE AWAKENING, BOUNCING HUNTER'S NECK OFF THE TOP ROPE, AS RUDE DROPS TO HIS ASS ON THE APRON! Ref is still distracted by Slaughter trying to restrain Slaughter so Owen picks up the Haliburton. Hunter pops up and Owen dives forward, sending the briefcase into Hunter's knee -- BUT HE MISSES WHEN HUNTER FALLS OFF TO THE SIDE! Chyna's had enough on the floor, shoves Slaughter back and NAILS Rude with a forearm smash. Owen goes to yell at Chyna, allowing Hunter a chance to roll Owen up -- but Owen puts all of his weight on Hunter's bad leg and HE REVERSES IT, SITTING RIGHT UP INTO THE SHARPSHOOTER! CHYNA GOES TO RUSH INTO THE RING, BUT RUDE PULLS HER BACK THIS TIME, AND SLAUGHTER JUST LET HIM AT IT! RUDE RESTRAINS CHYNA, AND HUNTER'S CAUGHT WITH THE BAD KNEE -- HE'S GOT NO CHOICE, HE TAPS! OWEN KEEPS HIS JOB, OWEN MAKES HISTORY!
    Winner: ...and NEW WWF European Champion, OWEN HART (11:57)

    Post-match, Owen, while seemingly okay with becoming European Champion, has a visual sense of satisfaction at hurting and beating Helmsley, but it's not enough. He even says to the camera that he's not done with DX, and Shawn Michaels is next. He's going to end all of their careers. Rude comes in and raises Owen's arm in the air as he holds up the European Title. Rude talks to Owen off mic and gets through to him how big of a deal this is, and Owen lightens up a bit. JR puts over again and again that nobody can ever take this away from him -- Owen Hart is the first person EVER to win all four major titles in the WWF, and to boot, he kept his job doing it by extracting revenge on a DX member -- a banner night for the Hart Family!

    At commentary, Jerry Lawler excuses himself yet again, because he's gotta head backstage and get ready for the Rumble match! As Lawler leaves, Michael Hayes starts to head out. In the meantime, JR talks about all the drama leading up to this match, with Stone Cold feeling that he had the biggest target on his chest, so he was going to start going after anybody and everybody. But in turn, that may have made him more of a marked man than he ever expected to be! Either way, this is going to be a jampacked match. We've got 3 slots that haven't even been announced yet, they're total surprises -- it could be anyone! We know that Vader HAS BEEN medically cleared to compete, and he will enter at #1, and Goldust has the privlidge at entering at #30 after their match earlier tonight. This is a team-heavy Rumble match, which could put a lot of singles wrestlers at a disadvantage. Overall, there are FIVE tag teams in the Rumble this year, along with the entire Nation of Domination, the members of the NWA contingent, and lord only knows who else. But what they DO know is that a little bit earlier today, they caught up with some of the WWF superstars in the Rumble match, and they had THIS to say!

    [I'm a man of my word, I am using this theme til I end this project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FCp7nSultY]
    - The entire of Nation of Domination stands front and center, with Faarooq seemingly back in control. The Rock looks more than annoyed and keeps making faces every time Faarooq makes a point. Faarooq promises that the Nation will work together until it comes time to eliminate one another at the very end. Either way, a member of the Nation is headed to the Main Event of WrestleMania XIV by ANY MEANS NECESARRY!
    - The Rock 'n' Roll Express aren't sure what to expect, they don't even know what a Royal Rumble is, ain't that right, Ricky? That's right, Robert!
    - Owen Hart says that if this is what he's got to do to not only keep his job, get back at the title AND end Shawn Michaels career, than so be it. He'll be the first Hart family member to actually win a Royal Rumble on his own, and then DX will have nowhere to run from the King of Harts!
    - Ahmed Johnson gives us our yearly reminder that YOU GUBBA DOB!
    - Tommy Dreamer says that he's been off the past few weeks nursing a bunch of nagging injuries, but he's at 100% and he's ready to make the Royal Rumble hardcore!
    - Ken Shamrock says this is his first Rumble match, but it won't matter if it's 1 or 29 other guys in there with him at the same time, once he's in THE ZONE~, there's no stopping him!
    - Jeff Jarrett reminds us that he is the greatest, and that name once more is J E DOUBLE F, J A DOUBLE R, E DOUBLE T, HA HA!
    - The camera goes up to Stone Cold Steve Austin, but he flips it the bird and then piefaces it away!

    Howard Finkel is in the ring and he announces that it is NOW TIME FOR THE 1998 ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH! He explains the rules that two men will start for a two minute period and when that two minutes expires, another man will enter the match, and so on and so forth, every NINETY SECONDS until all 30 superstars have entered the match. To be eliminated, you must be thrown OVER the top rope and have BOTH FEET touch the ground. The last man standing in the ring when all 29 men have been eliminated will be declared the winner, and will go on to face whomever the WWF World Heavyweight Champion will be at WRESTLEMANIA 14!

    AND NOW, THE SUPERSTAR WHO, DUE TO AN EARLIER MATCH STIPULATION, DREW #1..



    #1 IS BIG VAN VADER! Vader has even more bandages across his eye, almost blocking his vision in that eye now, after the continued assault by Goldust in their match earlier tonight. He's all cleaned up now and ready to go. Hayes notes what a disadvantage #1 is, but it has been done before. JR asks if a man of the size and skill of Vader is ever really at a disadvantage?

    AND NOW, THE SUPERSTAR WHO DREW #2...

















    #2 IS CACTUS JACK! MR. BANG BANG HIMSELF, AND HE'S BROUGHT A WHOLE BUNCH OF GOODIES WITH HIM! And god damn, there is ZERO love loss here, AS CACTUS CHARGES THE RING, AND VADER & CACTUS START GOING RIGHT AT IT FUCK YEAH FUCK YEAH FUCK YEAH!

    Match #5: THE 1998 ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH [WINNER FACES WWF CHAMPION @ WRESTLEMANIA XIV]
    Cactus and Vader just go right into exchanging punches, back and fourth. Cactus gets a few shots in on Vader's bad eye, and he starts to get the advantage. Cactus turns back and grabs his trash can full of goodies, dumps them out and goes to smash the trash can over Vader's head, but Vader blocks it, knees Cactus low and slams it across his back! Vader starts to fuck Cactus' day up in the corner nearby -- BUT HEY, DAMNIT NO! GOLDUST AND LUNA SNEAK IN FROM THE CROWD! THEY THROW POWDER IN VADER'S FACE YET AGAIN, AND HE'S BLINDED! Luna crawls into the ring, hops onto Vader's back and starts choking on him. She manages to pull him towards the ropes, and Goldust reaches in and helps Luna pull Vader over and out, AND DAMN THEM, VADER'S BEEN ELIMINATED! Luna & Goldust IMMEDIATELY bail to the back. After a few moments, Vader's handed a bottle of water and he flushes his eyes out, BUT ALL HE SEES IS RED -- THERE GOES HIS SHOT AT THE WWF TITLE, AND HE BOLTS TO THE BACK LIKE A MAD MAN IN PURSUIT OF GOLDUST & LUNA!

    Cactus stands alone for the next few seconds, as he shakes off that assault from Vader, AND THE BUZZER HITS!

    #3 is...TERRY FUNK!

    - Well, shit! Cactus stands still in the ring and starts to smile a bit, and Funk does the same in the aisleway. He stops for a second, reaches back through the curtain, AND HE'S COMING OUT WITH HIS OWN TRASH CAN OF GOODIES AS WELL! He rushes to the ring, AND THE TWO FRIENEMIES GO RIGHT AT IT! CACTUS AND TERRY CACTUS AND TERRY CACTUS AND TERRY! Terry gets Cactus with a punch of stiff jabs and a quick shot with a street sign he had brought out. Funk rolls under the bottom rope and grabs a steel chair, AND A SECOND STEEL CHAIR! He throws them both in, and he slides on to Cactus, AND THEY HAVE A GOD DAMN CHAIR DUEL JESUS CHRIST! THEY'RE PARTNERS AND THEY'LL KILL EACH OTHER, THEY REALLY WEREN'T JOKING ALL THOSE WEEKS AGO! They come to a stand still and the crowd is going nuts as the buzzer hits.

    #4 is...JERRY "THE KING" LAWLER!

    - This poor guy! Not a single Rumble has ever worked out to his advantage! Cactus and Funk figuratively lick their chops. But there's no sign of Lawler! A couple of seconds pass -- AND A HOARD OF ROAD AGENTS ARE LITERALLY CARRYING LAWLER OUT TO THE RING ON THEIR SHOULDERS AS HE'S THROWING A FIT! They roll him into the ring and he's fed DIRECTLY to the feet of Cactus & Funk! He gets on his knees and begs them both to spare his life, BUT THEY JUST START DESTROYING HIM! DROP TOE HOLD BY FUNK ONTO THE STREET SIGN! CACTUS HITS HIM WITH A DOUBLE ARM DDT! THEY BOTH GRAB HIM AND TOGETHER SEND HIM FLYING OVER THE TOP ROPE TO ELIMINATE HIM! Cactus and Funk go right back to using all of their weapons on each other. Funk takes the trash can and drops it over Cactus, trapping him inside! He picks up the chair AND STARTS WAILING AWAY ON HIM, DEAR LORD! AND THERE'S THE BUZZER!

    #5 is...RICKY MORTON!

    - Fuck yeah that reuse of the Rockers theme! Morton rushes right into the melee and starts clearing the ring of the weapons, BECAUSE THAT'S NOT WHAT WRASSLIN'S ABOUT! He attacks Funk from behind with Cactus still trapped in the trash can, and Morton's the first new guy to get an advantage in the match yet. Cactus eventually frees himself of the trash can and looks beat to shit, but he uses the denter trash can to smash Ricky Morton across his goblin-esque face and break him away from Funk. Funk and Cactus go back to working together and start punching away at Morton, sending him back and fourth to each other, with Morton having nowhere to go as the buzzer goes off!

    #6 is...THE ROCK!

    - HERE WE GO! Rock struts out, taking his time, allowing Ricky Morton to take the brunt of the beatdown. But the second Cactus & Funk aren't looking, he picks up one of the steel chairs that Morton had gotten rid of, slides into the ring, AND WHAM! HE NAILS FUNK FROM BEHIND! WHAM, HE NAILS CACTUS! Ricky Morton stumbles around on his feet, Rock drops the chair, grabs him by the head and chucks Ricky Morton right over the top rope to eliminate him! Rock dusts his hands off and runs his mouth to Morton, but he takes too long -- BECAUSE CACTUS AND FUNK ARE RIGHT BACK UP AND THEY ASSAULT ROCK FROM BEHIND! Cactus & Funk start to argue over who should eliminate Rock, and Rock's able to sneak a low blow in on Cactus. Funk goes to attack Rock, but Rock fires back with dem right hands, spits in his palm, and delivers a death blow that sends Funk falling back into the ropes. He turns back around, and Cactus kicks him and hits him with a Double Arm DDT! Cactus goes BANG BANG at the downed Rock -- but he turns to see Funk laid up against the ropes. Cactus lets off another BANG BANG and charges at Funk with a Cactus Clothesline -- BUT FUNK DUCKS AND BACK DROPS CACTUS JACK OVER THE TOP ROPE TO ELIMINATE HIM! Cactus can't believe it, neither can Funk. After a brief staredown, Cactus laughs and Funk apologizes, and Cactus raises his arm to a big ovation en route to the back. Funk turns right back around into an assault from the Rock as the buzzer goes off!

    #7 is...AHMED JOHNSON!

    - Ahmed rushes out and he does some shit going after The Rock. After taking a few seconds to recoperate, Funk joins in and helps Ahmed beat down Rock in a nearby corner, with both men trying to take him over the top rope. Rock slides over the top but lands on the apron, and Funk backs Ahmed off. Funk tells Ahmed that he can have this one, he deserves it, and Funk backs off. Ahmed shrugs and goes to pick up the Rock, BUT FUNK RUSHES UP BEHIND AND TRIES TO DUMP AHMED OVER, BUT AHMED LANDS ON THE APRON! He turns around and glares at Funk and goes right back in after him and he starts to beatdown the middle aged and crazy Terry Funk, and the buzzer goes off!

    #8 is...TAKA MICHINOKU!

    - TAKA rushes out with a lot to prove after coming up short in the match earlier on tonight, but he's limping like a motherfucker still selling that knee injury. He slides in and sees Ahmed beating down Funk, so he goes after The Rock and tries to eliminate him. Kind of a stagnant 90 seconds here. Funk is able to headbutt Ahmed low and buy himself some time. Meanwhile, Rock has turned it around on TAKA and has him in the corner, lighthing him up with punches and slaps. Lather rinse repeat, and the buzzer goes off!

    #9 is...OWEN HART!

    - THE FORMER WWF CHAMP AND NEW EUROPEAN CHAMP BOLTS DOWN THE AISLE! Owen starts going after any and everyone that's moving in his quest to get back the title and get back at DX. JR puts over Owen being the first ever Grand Slam champion now after not only winning the Euro Title earlier, but as well as securing his contractual status with the WWF by defeating Triple H thanks in part to that Insurance Policy. Owen tries dumping over all four guys in the ring, but can't keep his mind focused on one at a time. He goes to kick Ahmed low, Ahmed catches his leg, AND OWEN NAILS THE ENZIGURI! He calls Funk over for help lifting Ahmed up and out, but Funk starts attacking Owen! Rock elbows his way out of a TAKA corner attack and goes after and starts attacking Owen with Funk, but TAKA rushes over and essentially saves Owen by staying on the Rock. Ring's starting to fill up, and the buzzer goes off!

    #10 is...D'LO BROWN!

    - AND THE SECOND NATION MEMBER MAKES HIS WAY OUT! The Rock immediately has an easier time, as they team up and start taking everyone on together. They double team Funk in the corner until Ahmed gets back up and goes after D'Lo for old times sake and starts throwing him around. TAKA will not stop going after The Rock, and it is very clearly annoying the shit out of him. Rock goes in for the kill on TAKA with a big clothesline, but TAKA ducks and Rock walks right into a spinning heel kick from Owen! ROCK GOES OVER THE TOP BUUUUUUUUUUUT saves himself and lands on the apron! Ahmed tries lifting D'Lo up and out, but D'Lo reaches in and rakes Ahmed's eyes. As soon as D'Lo is on his feet in the corner, TAKA rushes over and catches him with a Monkey Flip! TAKA starts to celebrate the random move, AND ROCK FINALLY GRABS HIM AND TOSSES TAKA RIGHT OVER THE TOP ON THE FLOOR, AND TAKA LANDS HARD! Rock talks his trash and it again costs him, as Terry Funk gets him with a double leg takedown and traps him in a Spinning Toe Hold. But not for long, as the buzzer sounds, and...

    #11 is...MANKIND?!

    - ...wait what?! IT'S MANKIND?! Michael Hayes yells that he was already eliminated, but JR amuses himself by pointing out that Cactus Jack was eliminated, NOT Mankind! Funk starts laughing but then turns serious and yells at Mankind to come on, and Mankind goes in right after Funk! They go back into their punch exchange from earlier, but Manind ducks a haymaker from Funk, turns him AND HE TRAPS FUNK IN THE MANDIBLE CLAW! Funk blatantly knees Mankind in the groin to break himself free, and they both fall back. The cameras cut to the floor, where TAKA is being tended to by medics after taking that nasty bump out to the floor. Back in the ring, surprisingly, Ahmed & D'Lo have teamed up to start beating down Owen Hart, because it's the Rumble baby! And there goes the buzzer!

    #12 is..."TOO SEXY" BRIAN CHRISTOPHER!

    - The first-ever Light Heavyweight Champion starts to strut down to the ring, but as he gets to ringside, he sees that TAKA is still being tended to -- AND JUST TO BE A DICK, HE LIFTS THE DAZED TAKA UP AND SLAMS HIM RIGHT INTO THE STEEL STEPS! He lets off one of his god awful laughs and slides into the ring to join in on the melee'. Back in the ring, Ahmed & D'Lo are still working on Owen together, but Rock comes back and attacks Ahmed, so D'Lo switches gears and helps The Rock work over Ahmed now. Owen takes a brief rest until Brian Christopher chooses him as his first target. Christopher gets a few lucky strikes in and then backs off to show himself off to the crowd -- AND WHEN HE TURNS, OWEN HITS HIM WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK THAT SENDS CHRISTOPHER RIGHT OVER THE TOP, AND HE'S GONE! Christopher flips out on the floor and Owen spits at him! Mankind is back to beating at Terry Funk and he lines him up for a second attempt at a Cactus Clothesline tonight, but this time they both go over -- AND THEIR NECKS GET STUCK IN THE TOP ROPE! THEY'RE BOTH DANGLING THERE WITH NO WHERE TO GO! SO THEY JUST START KICKING AT EACH OTHER! THEY KICK AND THEY KICK, UNTIL FINALLY -- MANKIND KICKS FUNK FREE, AND FUNK FALLS TO THE FLOOR AND IS ELIMINATED! But Mankind is still hanging there! And the buzzer goes off!

    #13 is..."DOUBLE J" JEFF JARRETT!

    - Jarrett struts out with Parker by his side, and the Colonel gives him some last second advice before Jarrett rushes out to the ring. Jarrett goes to head towards the steps and walks over a downed Terry Funk, and sees Mankind on the apron, just having been freed from the ropes by his neck. AND JARRETT RUSHES ON THE APRON AND HIP CHECKS MANKIND OFF THE APRON! HE FALLS TO THE FLOOR, AND THE REFS RULE IT AN ELIMINATION! In a replay, JR points out that in all the hubbub of Funk & Mankind getting caught by their necks in the ropes, they both DID indeed go over the top. Funk fell to the floor, and while Mankind was freed and got to the apron, he never re-entered the ring, so Jarrett's elimination counts, damnit! Owen immediately attacks Jarrett, and Rock & D'Lo have continued their assault on Ahmed Johnson, and here we go, the buzzer sounds!

    #14 is...BLACKJACK BRADSHAW!

    - The big angry Texan comes running out and gets a nice moment as he slides in and just starts decapitating everyone with his big motherfucking clotheslines! He gets to stand tall for a few seconds and rile up the crowd, before going after Jarrett in the corner. Owen gets back up and attacks Bradshaw after the clothesline, and Owen & Jarrett, who were just opponents less than a month ago, team up to start beating down one half of the Blackjacks. With Bradshaw subdued, Rock & D'Lo go to start back on Ahmed again, but he gets his second wind and starts fighting both men off! He almost gets Rock over, but D'Lo sacrifices himself and attacks Ahmed, only for Ahmed to start unmercifully beating D'Lo down in the corner. Rock goes to attack Ahmed, but he is on fire, and he fends off the Rock as well. Owen & Jarrett have already gone back to fighting each other now with Bradshaw worn out in the corner. Here comes the buzzer!

    #15 is...MARK HENRY!

    - AND A THIRD NATION MEMBER RUNS OUT, AND IT'S ROCKY'S CHOSEN ONE, MARK HENRY! Ahmed stands tall, ready to take on a Nation member he's never seen the likes of yet. They go toe to toe, but before Ahmed can try to heroically bodyslam him, Rock & D'Lo ambush him from the side. They feed him to Mark Henry who SLAMS Ahmed down with a High Angle Falling Powerslam before lifting him back up. He gladly hands him over to The Rock, and the Rock casually dumps Ahmed right over the top to eliminate him! The Nation stands tall and bides their time. Meanwhile, Bradshaw's gone back and damn near taken Jarrett's head off with a big boot, saving Owen Hart from elimination. And to show his gratitude, Owen tries dumping Bradshaw over the top, but Bradshaw fires elbows and punches back to prevent such a thing. The Nation finally gangs up on Jarrett, Owen & Bradshaw, turning this into a defacto three on three as the buzzer goes off.

    #16 is...TOMMY DREAMER!

    - The Innovator of Violence comes running out, but stops and starts picking up all of the weapons from earlier and throws them into the ring. He slides right in with a steel chair and goes right at Mark Henry, slamming him across the back and almost sending the big man out. Rock & D'Lo go after Tommy, but Tommy fends them off with chair shots to the gut. Jarrett goes at Tommy, but Tommy ducks and back drops him down. But as Tommy gets back to his feet, THERE'S BRADSHAW WITH A DEVESTATING CLOTHESLINE! Mark Henry gets back up after his chair shots and takes out some anger on Tommy, hitting him with a big splash as he's on the mat. Mark & Bradshaw briefly team up to beat down Tommy, but then the two big men start brawing each other to a nice pop! Rock and Owen square off, and Jarrett & D'Lo do so as well. With the big men fighting, Tommy gets back up and grabs the street sign from earlier and starts slamming it on people's backs again, but Jarrett cuts him off with a big dropkick, sending the stop sign right into Tommy's face! And there goes the buzzer yet again!

    #17 is...JACQUES ROUGEAU!

    - WE'RE NOT THE MOUNTIES! Jacques runs out and joins in on the melee'. Ring is at it's fullest yet with eight men in it, and after taking Tommy down, Jarrett's squatted down in the corner, waiting for the right moment to strike. The Nation continues to team up, but now Owen, Bradshaw and Jacques are working together to combat the Nation! Tommy starts to get back up, and he's breathing heavy, looking ready to kill someone. Jarrett thinks quick, sneaks under the ropes to the floor, and picks up one of the chairs from earlier. He slides back in and waits a few more seconds and then -- WHAM! HE NAILS DREAMER! WHAM! HE NAILS BRADSHAW! WHAM! HE NAILS JACQUES! WHAM! HE NAILS OWEN! WHAM! HE NAILS ALL THREE NATION MEMBERS! JARRETT'S CLEANED HOUSE AND LOOK AT HIM, HE'S PROUD OF THE DAMN WAY HE'S DONE IT! Jarrett begins to strut over top of the field of bodies in the ring...

    ...5...4...3...2...1...














































    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    #18 is..."THE NATURE BOY" RIC FLAIR!

    - HE'S BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK! Jarrett FREEZES in his tracks and turns pale as a ghost looking at the aisleway, AND IT IS THE NATURE BOY! AND HE BOLTS RIGHT DOWN THE AISLE, READY FOR A GOD DAMNED FIGHT! Jarrett tries to cut Flair off as he enters the ring, but Flair ducks, hits the ropes and comes back at Jarrett with DEM CHOPS! HE'S LIGHTING HIM UP GOD DAMN RIGHT HE IS! RIC FLAIR HAS UNFINISHED BUSINESS WITH A CERTAIN APOCALYPSE, AND HE'S BACK TONIGHT AT THE ROYAL RUMBLE TO FINISH IT OFF ONCE AND FOR ALL! Flair charges Jarrett in the corner, but Jarrett gets his feet up to block Flair. Jarrett grabs Flair quick and reverses it, sending him into the corner, AND FLAIR BUMPS OVER THE CORNER, RUNS DOWN THE APRON AND UP TOP! AND YEAH, HE CONNECTS WITH THE DIVE ONTO JARRETT! He rolls right up to his feet, and does the REAL strut and the REAL WOOOOOO! AND THE CROWD IS BONKERS! Jarrett stumbles up and has a last ditch effort charges at Flair from behind, but Flair turns just in time AND HE KICKS JARRETT BLATANTLY IN THE GROIN! RAKE OF THE EYES FOR GOOD MEASURE, AND THE DIRTIEST PLAYER IN THE GAME TOSSES JARRETT RIGHT OVER THE TOP ROPE! BUZZER = OFF!

    #19 is...BLACKJACK WINDHAM!

    - Ohhh boy, and here comes Barry Windham! Jeff Jarrett starts to stumble back to his feet on the aisleway, BUT WINDHAM RUSHES OVER AND NAILS JARRETT WITH A CLOTHESLINE FOR GOOD MEASURE! Flair and Windham lock eyes -- and there's a lot of history, past and recent, going on here between the two of them! Windham gets in the ring, and Bradshaw is up and goes to attack Flair from behind, but Windham calls him off! Bradshaw didn't like that at all, and Windham and Flair go face to face -- AND FLAIR MAKES THE FIRST PUNCH AND THEY START GOING BACK AND FOURTH! Windham has Flair reeling in the corner, and starts throwing shoulder thrusts. But Flair blocks one with a well placed knee to the face and backs Barry off. Flair goes to strut out, BUT BRADSHAW NAILS FLAIR WITH A LARIAT! Windham sees that and flips out at Bradshaw, screaming that this is HIS business, not Bradshaw's! JR brings up the problems these two have had since Bradshaw returned to action in late November. BRADSHAW SHOVES WINDHAM, SO AN IRATE WINDHAM RUSHES FORWARD AND HITS BRADSHAW WITH A LARIAT THAT SENDS HIM OVER THE TOP! AND IMMEDIATELY FLAIR RUSHES OVER AND DUMPS WINDHAM OVER THE TOP! Flair lets out a WOOO at an angry Windham, but he doesn't have too much time to be angry, because an even more angry Bradshaw spins Windham around AND THEY START DUKING IT OUT ON THE FLOOR! Suddenly, the cameras catch a glimpse of the aisleway, and Colonel Parker has run out with a guitar and handed it off to Jarrett, who was leaving. Jarrett turns and rushes back into the ring, and when Flair turns, KABONG! JARRETT BLASTS FLAIR WITH A GUITAR SHOT! Jarrett yells at Flair a bit before heading off to the back! BZZZZZZZZZZZ!

    #20 is...ROBERT GIBSON!

    - More Rockers music reboot! Gibson just joins in the background of the fray for obvious reasons. Also, because of his wonky eye. The Nation is back together and beating down anyone and everyone in their way, currently focusing on Jacques and Tommy, but they fit Gibson in there as well. Yeah, more stuff happens. Second dull period of the match here. Blah blah blah, Nation continues the beatdown, and Flair is still out but starting to show signs of life after the guitar blast to the head by Jarrett. The Blackjacks have cooled down on the floor and have left to the back together. Nation's still working over all 3 other guys, and Rock even gets to step back for a moment and enjoy his handywork. That's when he turns and sees Ric Flair starting to pull himself up by the ropes. Rock marches over towards Flair, but Flair fires off some last second chops to send Rock back! He goes to start throwing punches, but the Rock blocks them with a series of his own. They go into a double reverse Irish Whip before Rock pulls Flair back in for a Spinebuster. He goes into his theatrical elbow drop that again, he probably won't ever do much again, and gets ready to drop the elbow, but Flair trips him up and sends him into the ropes. Flair goes to dump Rock over, but Rock fires back a stiff back elbow to send Flair wobbly. Flair charges at Rock, and Rock CLEANLY back drops Flair over the top, and out goes the Nature Boy to a big shock, THE ROCK IS ON A ROLL! BZZZZZZZZZ!

    #21 is...KEN SHAMROCK!

    - AND IT'S A VERY PISSED OFF KEN SHAMROCK! Rock's eyes grow big as he hears Shamrock's music and he turns to see Shamrock rushing down the aisleway. Rock calls for D'Lo & Mark Henry to stand guard as Shamrock hits the ring, BUT DREAMER, JACQUES & GIBSON ATTACK THEM, AND IT LEAVES ROCK ON HIS OWN AS SHAMROCK GETS HIS HANDS ON HIM! SUPLEXES EVERYWHERE, AND HE'S GETTING HIS REVENGE ON THE ROCK! THIS ISSUE IS FAR FROM OVER! Mark Henry fends off Robert Gibson and Jacques Rougeau, and he lifts up Gibson and actually lawn darts him INTO Jacques, sending Jacques over the top. After that, he picks Gibson up and just chucks him over as well! Mark goes to join in and help out the Rock while Tommy beats on D'Lo, BUT OWEN IS BACK UP AND HE TAKES MARK HENRY DOWN WITH AN ENZIGURI! OWEN HELPS SHAMROCK BEAT DOWN THE ROCK NOW, AND THE NATION IS PRONE FOR THE FIRST TIME ALL MATCH! Owen is going nuts, but suddenly without a buzzer -- DX's music starts playing?!

    Owen turns towards the entry way to see what's going on, and he sees Triple H making his way down. But Owen's going to do him the favor and meet him halfway! Owen goes under the ropes and rushes out into the aisle, ready to attack Triple H -- BUT FROM BEHIND THE BARRICADE, CHYNA HAS ONE OF THE CRUTCHES AND SLAMS IT DIRECTLY ACROSS OWEN'S BACK! Owen stumbles forward, Hunter grabs him AND HE PLANTS OWEN WITH A PEDIGREE ONTO THE CONCRETE FLOOR, JESUS CHRIST GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY! Triple H & Chyna high five and head off to the back, and medics & agents immediately rush out to check on Owen. BUT BZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

    #22 is...PIERRE CARL OUELETTE!

    - PCO starts to run out but stops briefly to check on his fellow countryman, before heading down to the ring to join in on the fray. PCO tries to make good given the numbers situation by helping out the Nation against Tommy and Ken Shamrock, but the Nation says to Hell with that and they start beating down PCO as well. D'Lo nails Tommy with a Sky High and celebrates like a mad man with dat head wag. Rock plants PCO with a Rock Bottom and as he's laid out, Henry immediately nails PCO with a big splash! BUT SHAMROCK WON'T DIE HE STARTS SUPLEXING D'LO ALL AROUND! HE CATCHES THE ROCK WITH A BELLY TO BACK! He goes to keep it going, but Henry steps up and dares Shamrock to try on him -- SO HE DOES, AND AFTER A FEW TRIES, SHAMROCK ACTUALLY GETS HENRY DOWN WITH A SIDE BELLY TO BELLY! Some more stuff happens, and everyone's back up in corners. Tommy and D'Lo, Mark and PCO and Shamrock and The Rock. And then BZZZZZZZ...

    #23 is...STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN!

    - HERE WE FUCKING GO! EVERYONE STOPS WHAT THEY'RE DOING IN THE RING AS AUSTIN'S MUSIC HITS, AND THEY TURN TOWARDS THE AISLEWAY! THEY'RE ALL TEAMING UP TO GO AFTER AUSTIN AFTER HIS RAMPAGE THE LAST FEW WEEKS! But -- there's no sign of Austin as his music plays? NOPE, HERE HE COMES FROM BEHIND THROUGH THE CROWD, RUSHING IN AND THROWING PCO RIGHT OVER THE TOP ROPE! Immediately, The Nation, Shamrock & Tommy gang up on Austin and beat him down, but Austin breaks free and manages to go right after Dreamer, and he clotheslines Tommy right over the top rope amidst the melee'! Shamrock figures he'll go back to his business and he goes right back after The Rock, but meanwhile, Mark & D'Lo start to gang up on Austin. They rip Austin's vest off and start choking him with it, but Austin manages to break free and roll to the apron. Mark & D'Lo both charge at Austin on the apron, but Austin ducks and shoulder checks them both through the middle rope! They step back, D'Lo again charges, AND AUSTIN BACK DROPS HIM RIGHT OVER THE TOP, D'LO'S GONE! Mark Henry rushes forward, WHAM, KICK, STONE COLD STUNNER, AND THE BIG BASTARD POPS RIGHT BACK AND FALLS INTO THE ROPES! Austin goes to lift Henry over but can't do it alone, and Shamrock ends up coming over and helps Austin DUMP HENRY OVER THE TOP AND TO THE FLOOR! Shamrock and Austin get back up to their feet and Shamrock goes to say something -- WHAM! STUNNER TO SHAMROCK, AND AUSTIN TOSSES SHAMROCK RIGHT OVER THE TOP TOO, DTA, DON'T TRUST ANYBODY! WHAT AN IMPACT AUSTIN HAS MADE IMMEDIATELY BAH GAWD! AND AUSTIN TURNS, AND HE LOCKS EYES WITH THE ROCK, AND MY GOD WHAT A MOMENT! BUT BZZZZZZZZZZZ!

    #24 is...KAMA MUSTAFA!

    - AND THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS FOR AUSTIN, YET ANOTHER NATION MEMBER RUSHES OUT! Kama bolts out to the ring and Austin turns to meet him. But as Kama gets into the ring, Austin drops down -- BECAUSE ROCK WAS COMING FROM BEHIND, AND ROCK ENDS UP INADVERTENTLY CLOTHESLINING KAMA OVER THE TOP ROPE! AND AUSTIN GETS UP AND HOPS RIGHT ON ROCK AND STARTS LIGHTING HIM UP WITH PUNCHES IN THE CORNER! For the next 60 seconds, Rock and Austin go back and fourth, back and fourth, and the crowd is going NUTS. JR puts over The Rock being in this match for almost a half an hour now, and Austin coming in and instantly eliminating five superstars. But just as Austin has The Rock right where he wants him, D'LO, MARK HENRY & KAMA RUSH THE RING AGAIN AND DOGPILE ON AUSTIN! Rock takes a breather as the three eliminated Nation members ignore referee orders and beatdown Austin, eventually holding him up for The Rock so the Rock can slap him around. BZZZZZZZZZ.

    #25 is...DUDE LOVE?!

    - ...what in the world?! Mick Foley has lost it, ladies and gentlemen, you are witnessing a mental breakdown. BUT FORGET THAT, BECAUSE AUSTIN'S OLD TAG PARTNER RUNS OUT FOR THE SAVE AND STARTS HELPING HIM CLEAR HOUSE OF THE NATION! They get D'Lo, Mark & Kama back out of there and they go to double team The Rock, but as they do, Dude strikes before Austin can and tackles him into the corner to get an advantage on him instead! Dude and Austin start duking it out and Rock takes a breather. We cut back to the aisle, where Owen Hart is sat up against the railing and still being examined by officials after recieving that Pedigree by Triple H on the concrete floor just a bit ago. Rock eventually joins in with Dude to beatdown Austin, but Austin fights back out of both and comes off the ropes with a diving clothesline. All three men are down for a few seconds when, BZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

    #26 is...ROAD DOGG JESSE JAMES!

    - One half of the World Tag Team Champions skirts out from the back with a big smile on his face as all three men in the ring are down. He slides in, does a little Shake, Rattle & Roll onto Stone Cold, and then again onto The Rock. He dances a bit and mocks the crowd, and when he turns, DUDE LOVE HITS HIM WITH SOME SWEET CHIN MUSIC! Dude attacks Road Dogg like a crazy person and they roll under the ropes and start brawling around the ringside area. Back in the ring, Austin and Rock eventually pull themselves back up by the ropes and they go right back at it. Dude continues to pummel Road Dogg around the ringside area, and JR & Hayes agree that this may be the most out of control Royal Rumble to date. BZZZZZZZZZZZ.

    #27 is...BAD ASS BILLY GUNN!

    - OH DAMNIT NO! Dude turns to intercept Billy Gunn, who is hauling ass, and comes off the steps with a dive onto Dude! The Outlaws are now pummeling Dude around the outside of the ring. Austin and Rock are continuing to try and eliminate each other back inside of the ring. The Outlaws throw Dude back into the ring and take themselves a breather on the floor, BUT HERE COMES TERRY FUNK LIMPING DOWN THE AISLEWAY, READY TO KILL THE OUTLAWS! The Outlaws rush into the ring for safe keeping, and referees are right there to run out and get in Terry Funk's way, because this match has gotten far enough out of hand. But with the Outlaws distracted, DUDE LOVE COMES FROM BEHIND AND DUMPS THEM BOTH OVER TO ELIMINATE THEM! HOLY SHIT SOMEONE GOT ONE OVER ON THE OUTLAWS FOR ONCE! The Outlaws get up and they're pissed off, SO THEY PUSH PAST THE REFEREES AND THEY START ATTACKING TERRY FUNK! Dude slides under the ropes and runs out after and gets involved in the brawl to even it up. Enough agents come out to get it under control, and the Outlaws and Funk are taken to the back in seperate directions, as Dude rushes back to the ring as he sees Rock and Austin both down. He slides in and goes to take the advantage, but BZZZZZZZZZZ.

    #28 is...FAAROOQ!

    - The fifth and final Nation member makes his way out and slides in, immediately attacking Dude Love and preventing him from throwing out The Rock. Hayes says it looks like Faarooq is sticking true to his word about the Nation sticking together tonight, regardless of his problems with The Rock. Faarooq hits Dude Love with a Powerslam and gets back up to help The Rock to his feet. He helps Rock into the corner and pats him on the chest, telling him to let's go and they can finish Austin and Dude off. But as soon as Faarooq turns -- THE ROCK GRABS FAAROOQ BY THE NECK AND TIGHTS AND THROWS FAAROOQ RIGHT OVER THE TOP ROPE! HOLY SHIT! Faarooq gets up on the floor and he can't believe it, and The Rock's already turned his back on him to go back and beat down Dude Love & Stone Cold. BUT FAAROOQ HAS FINALLY HAD ENOUGH! FAAROOQ SLIDES BACK INTO THE RING, HE SPINS THE ROCK AROUND, AND FAAROOQ PLANTS THE ROCK DOWN WITH A HUGE SPINEBUSTER TO A BIG FUCKING POP! Faarooq hops out of the ring on his own accord and stomps off to the back with his hands on his hips. D'Lo, Kama & Mark Henry go to meet Faarooq out in the aisleway, BUT FAAROOQ JUST BRUSHES PAST THEM AND THROWS HIS ARMS UP, and the Nation is heavily divided! BZZZZZ!

    #29 is...STEVE BLACKMAN!

    - The Lethal Weapon comes out and gets involved in the action right away. He sees The Rock down in one corner, Austin resting in another, and Dude barely able to stand in the third. JR says this could be a career defining moment for the Lethal Weapon. Dude turns around and stumbles forward, and Blackman gets off a big bicycle kick. But when he turns back around, WHAM, STUNNER FROM AUSTIN! Austin stays down from exhaustion at this point, but the Rock teeters back to his feet and he sets up that theatrical elbow drop once again, but this time he nails it on Steve Blackman! He gets back to his feet and he gives the fist in the air and points to his chest, BUT WHEN HE TURNS HE'S MET BY SWEET SHIN MUSIC FROM DUDE LOVE, OW HAVE MERCY! BZZZZZZ!

    #30 is...THE ARTIST FORMERLY KNOWN AS GOLDUST!

    - The sick freak of nature Goldust runs out to round out this year's 30 man Royal Rumble, and Luna's not there. JR informs us that Vader had been escorted from the building, which is unfortunate, because Goldust has an ass whooping coming his way. Dude Love is waiting for Goldust's arrival, but Austin stumbles up and dives forward with a forearm smash to the side of Dude's head to take him down! Goldust slides in and decides to go to work on Steve Blackman, who was just starting to get back up, and The Rock eventually gets up and joins in on that. Hayes starts to say that this is the final five of the match, but before JR can correct him, the crowd starts buzzing -- BECAUSE OWEN HART IS BACK ON HIS FEET! The Road Agents are trying to keep Owen from heading back to the ring, BUT OWEN SHOVES THEM AWAY AND HE MARCHES DOWN THAT AISLE REGARDLESS, HE'S NOT OUT OF THIS MATCH YET! Owen slides right in and ducks a Bicycle Kick from Blackman and rushes right over and clotheslines Goldust over the top rope! Owen turns back and leans against the ropes, and Blackman goes for a side karate kick, but Owen ducks and Blackman's legs get caught in the ropes, AND OWEN SPINNING HEEL KICKS BLACKMAN OFF THE ROPES AND TO THE FLOOR, AND NOW WE ARE DOWN TO OUR FINAL FOUR!

    FINAL FOUR: STEVE AUSTIN, THE ROCK, DUDE LOVE, OWEN HART

    All four men start to pull themselves up in their respective corners, and the place becomes unglued. ONE OF THESE MEN will face either Shawn Michaels or The Undertaker in the Main Event of WrestleMania XIV, and what a match that would be in any scenario! They look at each other for a few seconds before all rushing at each other at the same time. Owen and Dude start going at it, and Rock and Austin continue their never ending battle. Rock has been in there for close to 40 minutes, Owen's been to Hell and back and still survived for close to a half an hour, Dude Love -- Mick Foley, whatever, has essentially been in there since the beginning, and Austin has been on a rampage the entire match with everyone going after him and wearing him down, this could be ANYBODY'S game.

    Dude goes to catch Owen with Sweet Chin Music, but Owen side steps, hits Dude with a superkick to the chest, takes him down by his legs and he locks in the Sharpshooter. Meanwhile, Austin misses a clothesline on The Rock, but as Rock turns, AUSTIN CATCHES ROCK IN THE MILLION DOLLAR DREAM FOR OLD TIMES SAKE! But Rock rushes forward and slams himself into the corner, thus pushing Austin back and breaking the hold, and at the same time, Dude manages to use momentum to shove Owen off of his legs and back to his feet -- AND THAT'S WHEN OWEN AND AUSTIN LOCK EYES, AW SON OF A BITCH! They start jawing at each other, BUT FUCK THAT, FISTS START FLYING! OWEN AND AUSTIN! OWEN AND AUSTIN! OWEN AND AUSTIN! THEY DUCK A SIMULTANEOUS PUNCH, AND RUN THE OTHER WAY, WITH AUSTIN TAKING DUDE DOWN WITH A THESZ PRESS, AND OWEN HITTING ROCK WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK! AND THEY'RE RIGHT BACK UP IN EACH OTHER'S FACES! They go back to fighting, but it's not long before Dude's back up and he attacks both Owen and Austin.

    They wind up both focusing on Austin in a brutal corner attack, and it's noted that Austin's bleeding from the mouth just a little bit, and could be suffering from internal injuries possibly. Dude holds Austin by his arms and Owen sets up the Spinning Heel Kick again, BUT AUSTIN SWINGS HIS LEG BACK TO KICK DUDE IN THE GROIN, DROPS DOWN, AND OWEN HITS DUDE WITH THE SPINNING HEEL KICK, AND DUDE LOVE IS ELIMINATED!

    Austin gets back up and locks eyes with Owen. He goes for the kick but Austin spins his leg around, kick to the gut of his own, Stunner coming up, but Owen shoves him off right into the awaiting arms of the Rock who PLANTS Austin with a Rock Bottom! Rock is down on a knee and Owen goes to capitalize, but he turns when he hears his name called -- AND DAMNIT, TRIPLE H & CHYNA ARE ON THEIR WAY BACK OUT! Owen tries to ignore them and dodges a Rock attack, sending him into the corner. Owen mounts the corner and starts the ten punch spot on Rock as the crowd counts along, but Hunter gets up on the apron and takes a swipe at Owen. Owen loses his balance a bit, Hunter steps back down to the floor, AND ROCK PUSHES OWEN OVER THE TOP WITH HIS LAST OUNCE OF STRENGTH, AND WE'RE DOWN TO TWO!

    Owen chases after Triple H & Chyna to the back to try and settle this, but back in the ring, Austin and Rock are slowly getting back to their feet, and we've got ourselves an old western stand off! BAM, they go right into the punches again and both men are fighting for their careers, their lives even! The advantage teeters back and fourth in each man's favor, but Rock starts to connect a little harder. He goes to pull Austin in for a Spinebuster, but Austin shoves back and when he lands on his feet, goes to kick Rock in the gut for the stunner, but Rock shoves him away and against the ropes. Rock takes a last ditch effort charge at Austin, BUT AUSTIN BACK DROPS ROCK OVER THE TOP!

    AUSTIN STARTS TO CELEBRATE BUT NO -- ROCK SKINS THE CAT AND PULLS HIMSELF BACK INTO THE RING! AUSTIN TURNS, ROCKY CHARGES, AUSTIN DUCKS, SPINS BACK AROUND -- WHAM, KICK TO THE GUT, STONE COLD STUNNER TO THE ROCK FOR THE FIRST TIME TONIGHT, AND ROCK POPS UP SO HARD HE STAYS ON HIS FEET, BUT HE'S OUT -- AND AUSTIN CLOTHESLINES HIM OVER THE TOP, AND BAH GAWD, STONE COLD IS GOING TO WRESTLEMANIA! STONE COLD! STONE COLD! STONE COLD!

    Winner: STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN (55:25)

    Post-match, the crowd is losing their shit, because Stone Cold is going to WrestleMania. JR notes that this may be Austin's 2nd Royal Rumble one, but the first that counts. No controversy here folks, STONE COLD IS GOING TO WRESTLEMANIA TO FACE THE WWF CHAMPION!

    As Austin continues to celebrate with a couple of beers, the camera pans up to the Skybox. Vince McMahon has disappeared, but Mike Tyson is still there with Shane McMahon, and Tyson is going bonkers for Austin's win, repeating to Shane over and over how much he loves Stone Cold, and he's his favorite wrestler!

    Back in the ring, Austin continues the celebration amidst an insane crowd and marches off to the back, telling the camera that's all he's got to say about that, Stone Cold's going to WrestleMania, and he's going to make it WrestleMania 3:16!

    A video package airs on the history between Shawn Michaels and the Undertaker, dating back to Summerslam. We see Shawn accidentally costing Taker the title, their initial match in September, the HIAC match, and the antics in recent weeks with Taker's involvement in the 8-man tag, the casket segments, and DX offering Kane a spot in their group only for Taker to interrupt and get attacked, and Kane coming to his rescue. In a voice over, Cole says that DX usually has the numbers advantage, but tonight, the Undertaker may finally have the back up needed to neutralize any DX involvement, and once again reign atop the mountain of the WWF as it's Champion once again.
    The camera gets a shot of the casket at ringside to start. Against tradition, the champ comes out first, and unsurprisingly, HBK comes out with both Triple H & Chyna, who are both still pissed about earlier tonight.

    During DX's entrance, we head back up to the skybox to see Mike Tyson again enjoying himself and doing the crotch chop.

    The Undertaker is out next, and JR says he wonders where Kane is, and if the Undertaker's brother will get involved here tonight in his brother's aid. Triple H gives Shawn a last minute pep talk before the match starts, and Taker stands in the ring, waiting. JR brings up the Undertaker's history in Casket Matches, but King reminds us of this very event and this same match four years ago almost to the day where the Undertaker almost had his career ended, and he thinks HBK can be the one to do it here tonight!

    Match #6: Shawn Michaels [c] vs. The Undertaker [WWF World Heavyweight Championship] [CASKET MATCH]
    Shawn immediately dives onto the Undertaker in the corner and he does not let up in the opening minutes. Even when Taker manages to shove or hit him away, Michaels is quick back to his feet, keeping Taker in that corner and lighting him up with rapid fire punches. Taker finally grabs him by the throat and tosses Shawn over the top rope with ease, and Shawn lands FLAT on his back on top of the casket (nope, not doing that irl spot, fuck that). Shawn lets out a scream of pain, but Taker is now staying on top of him on the outside, working over the back, using the post and the apron, slamming him onto the floor AND TOSSING HIM INTO THE CASKET, BUT SHAWN FROG HOPS RIGHT BACK OUT AND RUNS BACK INTO THE RING! He tries to get Taker as he heads back into the ring, but Taker's in full no-sell mode and he continues to punish Shawn's back, coming off the top with a devestating "Old School". Taker tries for a Chokeslam, but Shawn is agile enough to swoop out of it and kick at Taker's knee from behind. He goes for a ropes sequence, but TAKER BACK DROPS HIM AGAIN, THIS TIME INTO THE CASKET AND SHAWN IS LAID THERE! Taker goes to close the lid, but Chyna distracts him! Shawn gets up quick and takes a thumb hard to Taker's eye, temporarily blinding him. He slides back in and goes after Taker, fending him off as Taker again tries for a Chokeslam, but Shawn goes to the ropes for safety and comes down on Taker with a moonsault. Taker's back up quick, but Shawn hits a crossbody to send both men out to the floor on the opposite side by the commentary table. Shawn goes to take a breather, but Taker gets right up and attacks Shawn, again sending his back into the post, steps and guard rail, and Taker goes to whip Shawn across the way, but Shawn works quick to reverse it, and Taker goes HARD knee first into the steps, knocking them off each other. Shawn picks up the steps and slams them down across Taker a couple of times before taking time to taunt the crowd. Shawn then lifts the Undertaker up and to the surprise of everyone, manages to lift him up AND PILEDRIVE HIM ONTO THE BOTTOM SET OF STOPS, GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY! Shawn rolls back in the ring to finally take that breather, so Triple H comes over and starts putting the boots to Taker for a while, grabbing a chair and ramming the top edge of it into Taker's throat. Helmsley feeds Taker back into Shawn, and Shawn chops, kicks and punches Taker towards the ropes and then clotheslines him over the top and into the casket. Shawn goes to close the lid, BUT TAKER FIRES BACK WITH AN UPPERCUT THAT SENDS SHAWN FLYING BACKWARDS! Helmsley goes towards the casket, BUT TAKER TAKES HIM DOWN WITH A BIG RIGHT HAND TOO! Taker tries to fight through the obvious disadvantage at this point with both the knee and possible concussion, and Shawn is still selling the back from earlier. They head into a ropes sequence at the same time, and Shawn leaps to the side and onto the back of Taker and traps him in a Sleeper Hold, wearing him down to his knees! Shawn keeps on it for a while, the crowd gets behind him, and Taker starts to get back up, working his way out of it. Back elbows fired away, and Taker manages to lift Shawn up and slam him with a belly to back suplex! Taker sits up first, but Shawn kips up and kicks Taker right in the face to send him back down. Shawn rushes up to the top and NAILS HIM with the Elbow Drop, and he's calling for the end! Shawn starts turning up the band for the grand finale, BUT TAKER SITS UP! HE TURNS AROUND WOBBLY -- BAM, SWEET CHIN MUSIC CONNECTS! SHAWN'S GONNA WIN THIS THING! Shawn rolls Taker out of the ring and into the casket, but instead of closing it, he stands on the ledges of the casket, looking down at Taker -- AND HE TELLS HIM TO SUCK IT! AND TAKER SITS UP TO PUNCH SHAWN RIGHT IN THE CROTCH, AND ANOTHER PUNCH TO SEND HIM BACK IN THE RING! Taker comes back like a house of fire offensively, but he misses a big lariat on a ropes sequence as Shawn ducks, and Taker takes a nasty spill straight through the ropes and back into the casket. AND SHAWN GOES UP TOP AND DIVES ONTO TAKER IN THE CASKET! THE LID SLAMS SHUT -- BUT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?!

    A few moments pass, and the casket starts shaking, and finally -- HBK STARTS CRAWLING OUT OF IT, BUT BAH GAWD --



    THE UNDERTAKER DRAGS HIM STRAIGHT BACK IN! They continue to brawl inside of the casket for a bit before Shawn breaks free, and Taker gets out, chasing him right back into the ring. Shawn tries to fly onto Taker immediately, BUT HE FINALLY CATCHES SHAWN WITH ONE HELLACIOUS CHOKESLAM! HE CALLS FOR THE LID TO BE OPEN! He drags Shawn out to the apron, AND OH MY GOD HE TOMBSTONES SHAWN STRAIGHT INSIDE OF THE CASKET, HE'S GONNA STEP OUT AND IT'S GONNA BE OVER!

    NO, CHYNA SLAMS THE REFEREE'S HEAD INTO THE POST, HE'S OUT! Hunter starts fighting the Undertaker, drawing him out of the casket and back into the ring, AND DAMNIT, HERE COME THE NEW AGE OUTLAWS! THE OUTLAWS RUSH OUT AND JOIN IN WITH TRIPLE H AS HE BEATS DOWN THE UNDERTAKER, AND CHYNA GETS IN TO JOIN IN ON THE RUCKUS, TOO!

    BUT THE LIGHTS IN THE ARENA GO OUT -- AND HERE COMES KANE, THROUGH HELL FIRE AND BRIMSTONE, TO SAVE HIS OLDER BROTHER! Chyna bails to the floor, and Triple & the Outlaws try to hold Kane off, but KANE STARTS CLEANING HOUSE AND TAKES HUNTER AND THE OUTLAWS OUT! Chyna is seen pulling Shawn out of the casket to safety. The Undetaker, now a severely beaten man, pulls himself up by the ropes and stumbles around. He calls his brother's name, and Kane stands there as the heels retreat --

    BUT KANE NAILS HIS BROTHER RIGHT A RIGHT HAND, DAMNIT NO! AND WAIT A MINUTE, HERE COMES PAUL BEARER DOWN THE AISLE WITH A SMILE ON HIS FACE, LAUGHING! IT WAS A SET UP ALL ALONG! Kane beats the unholy hell out of his brother in the corner, before kicking him out to the apron. He lifts him up AND HE CHOKESLAMS HIM WITH AUTHORITY STRAIGHT INTO THE CASKET! Seeing an opportunity, SHAWN SLAMS THE LID SHUTS, AND DX BAILS! IT'S OVER! DAMNIT!
    Winner: ...and STILL WWF World Heavyweight Champion, Shawn Michaels (22:23)

    Post-match, DX is long gone and Shawn has the title in his possession. Paul Bearer is gleaming from ear to ear as Kane heads to the floor to meet Paul Bearer, who hands him something -- IT'S PADLOCKS, THEY'RE LOCKING THE UNDERTAKER INSIDE OF THE CASKET!

    Bearer starts barking orders, and Kane starts pushing the casket up the rampway. They get to a certain point, and Bearer yells for them to stop right here, and he motions off to the side of the entrance way. Kane goes behind the set -- AND COMES BACK WITH A CAN OF GASOLINE AND AN AXE! HE STARTS SLAMMING AWAY AT THE CASKET WITH THE AXE! DAMNIT, THE UNDERTAKER'S IN THERE! THERE'S A HUMAN BEING IN THAT CASKET!

    AND NOW HE POURS GASOLINE ALL OVER THE ENTIRE CASKET, DRENCHING IT SO MUCH THAT THE STENCH FILLS THE ARENA! Paul Bearer reaches into his pocket and he pulls out a match book, strikes one of the matches to light the whole book on fire --



    THE CASKET IS ON FIRE! THE CASKET IS ON FIRE! WE NEED HELP OUT HERE!

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    Default Re: Big Evil's WWF 1998

    WWF World Heavyweight Champion: Shawn Michaels (Since 12/27/1997)
    WWF Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (Since 12/8/1997)
    WWF European Champion: Owen Hart (Since 1/18/1998)
    WWF World Tag Team Champions: New Age Outlaws (Since 11/17/1997)
    WWF Light Heavyweight Champion: Brian Christopher (Since 1/18/1998)
    NWA North American Heavyweight Champion: Jeff Jarrett (Since 1/5/1998)



    WWF RAW IS WAR
    JANUARY 19TH, 1998
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA


    In a cold open, we see a long limosuine pulling up a bit earlier this evening. The driver gets out and opens the door, AND IT'S IRON MIKE TYSON! He has an incredibly large posse, and JR hypes that his role at WrestleMania XIV will be announced TONIGHT!

    TONIGHT: THE FALL OUT FROM THE ROYAL RUMBLE; MIKE TYSON IS HERE!

    Paul Bearer is in the ring as RAW starts out, and he's overcome with joy as he lets out an OOOOH YEEEES. He says that his master plan came to fruition last night, and for those that missed it, he shows on the Titantron the replay of Kane suckering his brother the Undertaker, costing him the match, throwing him in the casket, and then lighting the casket on fire! He says he planned everything going back weeks now, and once and for all, THE UNDERTAKER IS DEAD AND GONE!

    Suddenly, the lights go out in the arena, and there's a purple hue! The druids can be heard -- AND BAH GAWD, THE BURNED & CHOPPED CASKET FROM LAST NIGHT IS BEING WHEELED DOWN THE AISLEWAY! Paul Bearer falls back into the corner in fear, almost ready to faint. The druids bring the casket out to ringside and a few moments pass. Paul Bearer yells that this can't be, it can't be! BOOM! The ringposts explode on fire, and Kane bursts out of the remains of the casket! The arena switches to his red hue as he enters the ring, and Bearer starts laughing again. He introduces us to the LAST LIVING MEMBER OF THE UNDERTAKER'S FAMILY, KANE! Since the Undertaker wouldn't fight his brother, he's out of the picture, and you will NEVER see the Undertaker again. And with him out of the way, the real fun can begin, BECAUSE KANE'S PATH OF DESTRUCTION CONTINUES ON, OOOOH YEEEES! Kane sets off the pyro on the ring posts again and heads to the back with Paul Bearer, both looking more demonic than ever before.

    At commentary, JR & King hype up the fact that indeed, Stone Cold Steve Austin won the 1998 Royal Rumble and is headed to WrestleMania, and he would be joining them a bit later on.

    We see some other highlights from the Royal Rumble match itself, including the Nation of Domination controlling almost the entirety of the match from start to finish. Cracks started to form, and eventually, Rock dumped Faarooq over the top after Faarooq had just saved The Rock from being eliminated.
    JR tells us that this next match was a special challenge from Tommy Dreamer, based on him being one of the men on the recieving end of a large portion of the beating the Nation gave almost the entire roster last night in the Rumble match.

    1. Mark Henry def. Tommy Dreamer with a High Angled Powerslam in 6:11. Tommy tries everything he can to go after Mark and get him down, but Mark never leaves his feet. Mark beats down Tommy's back and midsection, but Tommy avoids staying down long so he doesn't get pinned. They do the repeated clothesline spot as Henry teeters. Dreamer breaks out a crossbody, but Henry catches him and plants him with the High Angled Powerslam to win.

    Post-match, we see The Rock marching down the aisle with the Intercontinental Title, and he's waving his arm to the back, and out comes D'Lo Brown along with him. They rush into the ring and join in with Mark Henry on continuing a beatdown on Tommy Dreamer. But within less than a minute, Ken Shamrock and Ahmed Johnson come running out with baseball bats and start swinging! D'Lo gets nailed in the back, but Henry keps Rock protected and they escape up the rampway. As the trio reaches the stage, Faarooq comes out flanked by Kama and he starts yelling. The cameras hears him telling the Rock that he did not give those orders, and he should've saw that coming a mile away. Rock and Faarooq argue, D'Lo favors his back, and Mark & Kama try to calm the two down.

    Backstage, D-Generation-X are sat in their locker room, with Shawn proudly showing off the WWF Title. They fake emotion over what happened to the Undertaker last night, Shawn would NEVER want to take a win like that -- buuut, a win IS a win. But since they are the good guys, they're going to take it upon themselves to find the Undertaker tonight and make sure that he's a-okay! What the Hell are they doing now?!

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    Backstage, Mike Tyson is greeted by Vince McMahon and a hoard of Road Agents, who seem overly excited to meet him and shake his hand, namely Commissioner Slaughter, Pat Patterson and Gerald Brisco. Tyson is all smiles, and Vince leads Tyson and his posse around the backstage area.

    LAST NIGHT, ROYAL RUMBLE: We see the cheap way Brian Christopher defeated TAKA Michinoku to become the first Light Heavyweight Champion in WWF history.
    Lawler is up from commentary and joining the new LHW champ for a Tag Team match. JR continues to make fun of them, yelling more remarks about King clearly being the boy's father.

    2. Brian Christopher & Jerry "The King" Lawler def. Los Fabulosos in 3:47. Total squash. Lawler hits Silver King with a Piledriver, then a Fist Drop. He tags Brian Christopher back in, and he goes up top to seal the deal with the Tennessee Jam to win.

    Post-match, Christopher celebrates with the Light Heavyweight Championship like a mad man, and Lawler looks like a proud father watching his only son who made it. JR says that he's going to have his day, because TAKA Michinoku would be on RAW next week to compete in a #1 contender's match.

    Backstage, DX is continuing to wander around the arena, supposedly looking for the Undertaker. They turn a corner, and just magically, a hearse happens to be sitting in the parking garage! DX cautiously walks up to the hearse, does a silent count, and swings open the back door to see if Taker's in there -- NOPE. Just a bunch of strippers with cases of booze and balloons! Shawn & Hunter shrug and continue their childish antics, choosing to go celebrate with the whores & booze instead.

    LAST NIGHT, ROYAL RUMBLE: We see the "Three Faces of Foley" angle from the Rumble, complete with Terry Funk's involvement, and the Outlaws again targeting Foley towards the end of the match.

    From there, we segue into a history package on the Outlaws and Cactus/Funk dating back to Survivor Series. Funk & Cactus were in the middle of a feud, with Funk trying to get Mick Foley to stop with the "gimmicks" as he put it. At Survivor Series, the Outlaws were on Funk's team against Cactus Jack's team. After Cactus & Funk brawled, the Outlaws stole the win over Tommy Dreamer, which pissed Terry Funk off. The Outlaws put Terry Funk out of action for a couple of weeks with a vicious attack. Mick Foley started targeting the Outlaws soon after, getting singles wins over both. The Outlaws attempted to take out Cactus like they did to Terry Funk, twice at this point after IYH in December. Cactus tried to make a peace offering to the Outlaws, which turned out to be a returning Terry Funk, complete with a chainsaw, ready for blood. Cactus Jack & Terry Funk have vowed not to stop until they end the careers of the New Age Outlaws.

    NEXT WEEK ON RAW: CACTUS JACK & TERRY FUNK TEAM UP TO CHALLENGE THE NEW AGE OUTLAWS FOR THE WWF WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS!
    Back in DX's locker room, they're just getting the party started with the booze and strippers as Chyna stands there stoically. As the girls dance and the booze flows, Shawn tells Hunter that he still does feel "really bad" about what happened, but maybe the Undertaker doesn't want to be found, and he's in a better place. Shawn rants on and on, and in a distance, Hunter's jaw starts to drop from what he sees and his eyes grow big. He points off screen to Shawn, and Shawn does a double take -- AND THE LIGHTS GO OUT?! WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK!

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    For the second time tonight, The Undertaker's music rages on -- DID HE JUST TAKE OUT D-GENERATION-X DURING THEIR PARTY BACKSTAGE?! IS THE DEADMAN HERE, READY FOR REVENGE?! Nobody comes out from the back, no druids or casket -- but from the Heavens above, YES, IT IS! THE UNDERTAKER DESCENDS FROM THE TOP OF THE ARENA IN THE MOST RITUALISTIC WAY POSSIBLE!

    AW, SON OF A BITCH -- HE RIPS OFF HIS HAT AND JACKET, AND IT'S SHAWN MICHAELS! HBK's music starts to play and he dances around over top of Taker's ring jacket, holding the WWF Title up. Triple H & Chyna make their way out from the back, and Triple H is still showing a noticable limp. After Shawn's done dancing, he grabs the microphone and says he's never really seen eye to eye with Paul Bearer, but he echoes his sentiments from earlier tonight -- you will NEVER see the Undertaker again. Don't get him wrong, he's sure the fire and the axe and all of that tomfoolery did the deal, but the Undertaker would've NEVER been prone to that if it wasn't for the ABSOLUTE MAULING he took at the hands of the HEART. BREAK. KID. SHAWN. MIIIICHAEEELS. However, that does bring him to what seems to be the next challenger on the horizon -- the winner of the 1998 Royal Rumble, Stone Cold Steve Austin.

    Shawn changes his tone and gets serious, tightening his grip on the belt and looks directly into the camera. He tells Austin that he's taking this very seriously. Because unlike the Undertaker, unlike that nugget or his brother, this has been a situation that has been STEWING in the back of ol' HBK's mind since last June, at the King of the Ring. The last time, and only time, they faced off, it went to a Double DQ, and that just doesn't sit well with him. Steve Austin may think he's the toughest Son of a Bitch walking around the WWF because he won the Royal Rumble for real this time, but you're talking to a guy who's done it twice, LEGIT, and then some. You're talking to the ICON. The SHOWSTOPPER. And the MAIN EVENT.

    Shawn passes the mic over to Hunter, and he's visibly pissed off. He says that he's happy that his best friend is still holding his gold, but he's gotta admit -- he barely slept a wink last night not having his gold. No, because he was forced to compete WITH A SIGNIFICANT INJURY MIND YOU, and in a match that thanks to both our loveable commish and that turncoat Rick Rude turned out to be just another Screwjob -- he lost HIS European Title. He says that he thought this nugget was flushed, but the toilet's clogged, and it's up to Triple H to plunge it. The crowd starts to stir, BECAUSE OWEN HART HAS BOLTED DOWN THE AISLE WITH ONE OF TRIPLE H'S OLD CRUTCHES! HE AIN'T DONE WITH DX, NOT AFTER HUNTER COST HIM THE RUMBLE MATCH! Chyna protects Shawn immediately, and Hunter goes to turn, and Owen NAILS HIM in the bad leg with the crutch! Hunter goes down, and Shawn bails. Chyna rolls out and starts to pull Hunter to safety while Owen has turned to swing at Shawn on the outside. He throws the crutch in Shawn's direction, and when he turns, he pulls Triple H away from Chyna and drags him to the center of the ring, AND HE LOCKS TRIPLE H IN THE SHARPSHOOTER!

    He grabs the mic and he tells Shawn & Chyna to freeze. He says he was promised if he won last night, he'd get Shawn Michaels in a match tonight! Now, right now, he doesn't give a DAMN about the title, he wants Shawn to be a man of his word and face him one on one TONIGHT, or else he'll break Hunter's leg completely, RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW!

    Shawn is hesitant and torn, but Chyna starts yelling at him to do something. Against his will, Shawn gives in! The crowd pops, AND WE'VE GOT A MAIN EVENT TONIGHT! Shawn yells to let Hunter go -- BUT OWEN PULLS BACK ON THE MOVE ANYWAY, HURTING HUNTER MORE! Shawn and Chyna bolt into the ring now, and Owen bails out and through the crowd, celebrating all the way. OWEN HART WILL NOT REST UNTIL HE HAS DESTROYED D-GENERATION-X!

    LAST NIGHT, ROYAL RUMBLE: We see clips of Mike Tyson celebrating and enjoying various parts of the night, namely Stone Cold Steve Austin winning the Rumble, with the camera catching Tyson yelling "that's my guy!".
    Backstage, Mike Tyson is seen showing off his muscles to Sunny, who's a whore. MIKE TYSON'S BIG WRESTLEMANIA ANNOUNCEMENT, STILL TO COME LATER TONIGHT!

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    3. Furnas & LaFon and "Gentleman" Chris Adams vs. Southern Comfort went to a No Contest in 2:02. Hey, look. This goes randomly for about two minutes until -- LIGHTS OFF! PYRO! RED HUE! IT'S KANE! Kane gets right into the ring, all six men charge at him, and he immediately starts throwing upper cuts and big boots, and the ref throws it away.

    Post-match, Kane continues the assault on all six men, and he looks more dangerous and demonic than ever before. Paul Bearer has made his way out laughing hysterically. Kane starts delivering more punishment, chokeslam after chokeslam, and he seals it off with a big Tombstone on Chris Adams. Kane mocks the Undertaker's pose, and Paul Bearer starts to get in the ring -- OH NO, HE'S GOT THE GAS CAN AGAIN! Kane starts piling the six men on top of each other in a heap, AND HE DOUSES THEM IN GASOLINE! SOMEBODY STOP HIM, SOMEBODY GET OUT HERE AND STOP HIM DAMNIT! Paul Bearer starts to break out the matches, but a SHIT FUCK TON of officials, agents and security rush out and storm the ring, standing guard on the laid out superstars, and they finally convince Paul Bearer to put the matches away. Bearer laughs and leads Kane to the back, saying his point was made, and this was just the beginning! KANE IS THE NEW LORD OF DARKNESS!

    Backstage, Mike Tyson is seen hanging out with the Nation of Domination, who seem to have put aside their differences to greet Tyson. JR says this meeting can't be good for anybody. Faarooq tries offering Tyson a spot in the Nation, and Tyson laughs and says he'll think about it. Rock shows off the IC Title. TYSON'S ANNOUNCEMENT, STILL TO COME!

    LAST NIGHT, ROYAL RUMBLE: As Jeff Jarrett stood tall in a ring of downed bodies, the buzzer went off, and making his return after nearly a 3 month absence was Ric Flair, who was out for vengeance, and out to finish the job he started at Survivor Series. Flair wound up eliminating Jarrett, only for Jarrett to sneak back in moments later and nail Flair with a guitar shot, allowing The Rock to eliminate Flair.

    Also last night, we see the issues between the New Blackjacks continue. Flair wound up eliminating Barry Windham during an argument with Bradshaw, who had just been eliminated. Once they were both on the floor, the New Blackjacks started shoving and fighting each other until cooler heads prevailed.
    Before the next match, after seeing all of that, JR announces that NEXT WEEK HERE ON THE USA NETWORK, RIC FLAIR WOULD RETURN LIVE TO RAW IS WAR!

    4. Rock 'n' Roll Express def. The New Blackjacks with the Double Dropkick in 7:35. Cornette, Parker & Jarrett are at ringside, and Tommy Young is the referee. The Blackjacks seem legitimately fine at first. But as time progresses, miscommunication becomes the key, and the RNRX makes their comeback. Bradshaw has a chance to tag out to a fresher Windham, but he chooses to continue to fight, and an angry Windham gets fed up and starts to leave to the back, walking out on his partner! Bradshaw falls victim to the Double Dropkick, and RNRX get a big win.

    Post-match, Windham is walking slowly up the ramp, staring at the ground and looking a mixture of ashamed and annoyed. Back in the ring, as the RNRX celebrate, Cornette, Jarrett & Parker get in the ring and start putting the boots to Bradshaw just for shits and giggles. Jarrett, while wearing the NWA North American Heavyweight Title, starts to set up Bradshaw for the Figure Four -- but FINALLY, Barry Windham turns back around and slides into the ring, chasing the NWA contingent away, and saving Bradshaw. Jarrett & Co. bail to the back, still celebrating a win nonetheless. Windham extends his hand to help Bradshaw up -- BUT BRADSHAW SLAPS IT AWAY! Windham tries to apologize, saying he just got frustrated, but Bradshaw's heard enough, and now HE walks out on Windham!

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    DURING THE BREAK: We see Chyna helping Triple H into an ambulance, as he was headed to a nearby medical facility to get x-rays on his previously injured leg, perhaps made worse by the attack from Owen Hart earlier on tonight. This leaves Shawn Michaels all alone for the Main Event!
    5. Shawn Michaels def. Owen Hart in a No Disqualifications Non-Title Match with the Sweet Chin Music in 10:29. Another great match in this series between the two of them. Shawn shows alot of wear and tear from last night, so Owen has a bit more of an advantage. He tosses Shawn all around the outside of the ring, into the steps and posts, and sends him flying across the Spanish Announce Table. He sets Shawn up and goes up to the turnbuckle to dive off, but Shawn moves and Owen lands hard on the table, making it worse when the table doesn't budge! Shawn gets the match back in the ring and works over a clearly hurt Owen now, and he does a fantastic heat segment. He works through his set-up moves and he starts to tune up the band for the Sweet Chin Music. But as Shawn lunges, Owen grabs his leg, spins Shawn around, HITS HIM WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK, AND HE GRABS SHAWN'S LEGS TO SET-UP FOR THE SHARPSHOOTER! But just as Owen's about to lock the hold on -- THOSE DAMN NEW AGE OUTLAWS HIT THE RING AND ATTACK OWEN! And there's NOTHING that the referee can do about it! They beat the shit out of Owen for a bit, and Gunn whips Owen into a tag belt shot to the face from Road Dogg. Dogg lifts him up, lays the title out, and Gunn hits the Rocker Dropper on Owen onto the title now as well. The ref finally gets the Outlaws to leave, and Shawn crawls over in pain and drags an arm over top of Owen, getting the 1-2-3, and the win!

    Post-match, Owen is still laid out after taking two different shots to the skull. Shawn celebrates wearily with the WWF Title, and just looks beaten to death after the past 24 hours. The Outlaws rush back into the ring and continue to try and suck up to Shawn by beating Owen down some more. Shawn's liking what he sees -- that is, UNTIL HE SEES CACTUS JACK & TERRY FUNK RUNNING DOWN THE AISLE WITH THEIR RESPECTIVE WEAPONS! Shawn bails in more than enough time, BUT CACTUS & FUNK HIT THE RING BEFORE THE OUTLAWS NOTICE! They give the Outlaws chase out of the ring with their weapons, just NARROWLY missing them, as they chase the Outlaws to the back!

    Backstage, Mike Tyson is seen talking to 2 Cold Scorpio, Ahmed Johnson and Vader, all greeting him and putting him over. Tyson's excited to see all of them, especially Vader. COMING UP NEXT, MIKE TYSON'S WRESTLEMANIA ANNOUNCEMENT!

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    I'll just leave this here...



    TYSON AND AUSTIN! TYSON AND AUSTIN! TYSON AND AUSTIN!




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    Default Re: Big Evil's WWF 1998

    WWF World Heavyweight Champion: Shawn Michaels (Since 12/27/1997)
    WWF Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (Since 12/8/1997)
    WWF European Champion: Owen Hart (Since 1/18/1998)
    WWF World Tag Team Champions: New Age Outlaws (Since 11/17/1997)
    WWF Light Heavyweight Champion: Brian Christopher (Since 1/18/1998)
    NWA North American Heavyweight Champion: Jeff Jarrett (Since 1/5/1998)



    WWF RAW IS WAR
    JANUARY 26TH, 1998
    ALBUQUERQUE, NM


    To start the show, we see clips of all of the various news outlets covering the incident between Mike Tyson and Stone Cold Steve Austin last week on RAW. It's worldwide news, and speculation is running rampant: will Stone Cold Steve Austin fight Mike Tyson at WrestleMania? Don King will be live via satellite to address last week's incident, and Stone Cold is live in the building to raise some hell, TONIGHT!

    TONIGHT: RIC FLAIR'S RAW RETURN; OUTLAWS DEFEND AGAINST CACTUS & FUNK; AND THE TYSON/AUSTIN SITUATION HAS CAPTIVATED THE WORLD, WHAT WILL THE FALLOUT BE TONIGHT?!

    THE GLASS SHATTERS, and RAW is starting off in an explosive way, as Stone Cold Steve Austin marches his way down to the ring! JR & King continue to hype up the possible Austin/Tyson match after what happened last week. They also replay the clip of Vince LOSING HIS MIND at Austin afterwards, yelling "YOU RUINED IT! YOU RUINED IT DAMN YOU!". Austin grabs a mic as he gets into the ring and says ol' Stone Cold is the most talked about SOB in the world right now, and he ain't really got a problem with that. He did what he did last week in this ring because someone like Vince McMahon had the balls to put over Mike Tyson as the baddest man on the planet, when he's already signing paychecks for the baddest man on the planet every week, and that's Stone Cold Steve Austin! As far as the big question goes -- will Steve Austin fight Mike Tyson? ...OH HELL YEAH! It can happen anytime, anywhere. It can happen in this ring, a boxing ring, out in the parking lot, in a bar somewhere, it don't matter. But he'll tell ya one place it ain't happening, and that's WrestleMania 14. He ain't lost sight of what he set his eyes on, and that's the WWF Championship, so Shawn Michaels better get his ass ready, because in Boston on March 29th, his ass and that title belongs to Stone Cold!

    To the surprise of everyone, OWEN HART MAKES HIS WAY OUT! Austin stops in his tracks and locks eyes with the man that just six months ago almost ended his career. Owen grabs a mic, and the two meet in the center of the ring, and one helluva moment it is. Owen says there's a lot that can be said between the two of them, there is zero love loss. There's probably not even a lot of respect at this point. But for the little bit of respect that there is -- he can deal with the fact that Steve Austin won the Royal Rumble, he did it fair and square. But he got that taken away from him, just like his family and him have gotten everything taken away from them by D-Generation-X the past few months. Enough is enough, and it's time for a change. So he's out here, man to man, to confront Steve Austin and issue a challenge. After what Shawn Michaels and his little degenerates-in-training did to him last week, he realized that it's going to take more than a couple of matches or an "Insurance Policy" to get his vengance on Shawn Michaels. It's going to take more than just winning the WWF Title from him again -- it's going to take Owen Hart beating Shawn Michaels at his own game, at WrestleMania, for that title and ending his career in the process! No Triple H! No Chyna! He wouldn't even bring Rick Rude! But in order for this to happen, that means -- there has to be NO Stone Cold Steve Austin either.

    Austin cuts him off and says if he wants a match that bad, all he had to do was ask. He's in an ass kicking mood after last week -- and let's put all the cards on the table here. When they last met in this ring back in Montreal, Stone Cold wasn't 100% just yet, but he got the job done. And he'd by lying if he didn't admit that some of that same need for vengance Owen Hat has against Shawn Michaels -- Steve Austin has for Owen Hart. So if he wants a match with him tonight, he'll put the WrestleMania title shot on the line just to prove that he is the toughest SOB and THE BADDEST MAN ON THE PLANET, and that's the bottom line, 'CAUSE STONE COLD SAID SO! Austin's music hits and Austin & Owen go nose to nose once more. Owen starts to run his mouth, but Austin just flips him off and leaves. BAH GAWD WHAT A MAIN EVENT THAT'S GONNA BE TONIGHT!

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    The Outlaws/Cactus & Funk video package from last week airs before the next match.
    Big introductions and all that shit.

    1. The New Age Outlaws [c] vs. Cactus Jack & Terry Funk in a match for the WWF World Tag Team Championships went to a Double Disqualification at 8:55. This immediately flys off the handle as all four men just start brawling. JR informs us that the referee is under strict orders from Commissioner Slaughter to keep this thing running smoothly, and it's already out of control. They brawl in and out of the ring for a good portion of the opening. Gunn rolls Funk into the ring to work him over, and the ref finally manages to get Cactus & Dogg to stay in their corners. The Outlaws cut the ring in half and work over Funk, going after the neck they've injured twice now since Survivor Series. They draw Cactus in a bunch, and with enough of an argument ensuing between Cactus & the ref, the Outlaws start to tease piledriving Funk off the apron to the floor, and that's when Cactus goes past the referee to attack the Outlaws and prevent it. All four men wind up brawling again back out to the floor. The stairs start getting used, parts of the announcer's tables, the tag belts and a few chair shots -- and finally the ref has had it, he rings the bell!

    Post-match, the teams don't even stop brawling as they continue around ringside towards the rampway. Howard Finkel announces that the referee has declared this a DOUBLE disqualification! Cactus & Terry really start to beat the shit out of the Outlaws, causing the Outlaws to start to bail towards the curtain. Cactus & Funk catch up and the Outlaws try to keep fending them off, as all four men disappear out of sight and RAW goes to a break!

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    BEFORE THE BREAK: We see the referee reaching his breaking point and DQ'ing both the Outlaws and Cactus/Funk. But that didn't stop the two teams from brawling to the back!

    DURING THE BREAK: Cactus & Funk had gotten held back by a group of road agents, and the Outlaws had a chance to bail.
    Backstage, Kevin Kelly stands by with a heated Cactus Jack & Terry Funk. Cactus says this wasn't it, this isn't how it ends, because the Outlaws are still breathing, and both he and Terry Funk can still walk. They are going to sacrifice themselves, mind, body and soul to get to the promised land of a world where the New Age Outlaws no longer exist. Funk starts screaming that they're both sons of bitches, and if he could, he'd go back in time and slap both of their momma's down before they decided to get knocked up in whatever truck stops they were in.

    Suddenly, Shawn Michaels & Triple H walk up to the interview set, but they say they come in peace. Shawn puts both Funk & Cactus over as incredible competitors that he's had some great matches with, and Hunter can say the same. And while he's sure they'd never run up and down these roads together, they just wanted to let them know that they saw everyone's true colors in that match out there tonight, and they have the respect of D-Generation-X. Both Shawn & Hunter extend their hands in an offering of respect, but Cactus & Funk just stare at them. WHAM! Sure enough, it was a set-up, and from behind, The Outlaws have pushed the entire RAW interview set on top of Cactus & Funk! They're trapped under the chain link fence as DX cheers the Outlaws on. Road Dogg lifts up one of the barrels and drops it down across both men as Gunn continues to lay the boots to them. The Outlaws high five DX and the two duo's leave as Cole runs to get help for Cactus & Funk!

    We go back to ringside, and Brian Christopher is already en route to the announcer's table with the Light Heavyweight Championship. He joins commentary, and Lawler puts him over a ton, obviously. JR makes more of his snide remarks, and tells Christopher to be a real man, step out of his father's shadow, and defend that title like a true champion. Christopher says his dad is down in Memphis where he lives and holds no bearing on his career, and JR says he's a damn liar, his daddy is sitting right next to him. Lawler doesn't like these accusations at all, saying they don't even look a like.

    2. Aguila def. TAKA Michinoku to earn a title shot against Brian Christopher in 5:18. Good 5 minute sprint with TAKA carrying the load. Aguila gets a few lucky shots in. TAKA goes up to the top for his moonsault, and Christopher gets up from commentary and waves him down, distracting him. Aguila runs up the corner and kicks TAKA off the top and to the floor. Lawler says he's going to go make sure the Light Heavyweight Champion doesn't get into any trouble. Christopher goes up to the apron to start yelling at Aguila now, and the ref yells at Christopher. Meanwhile on the floor, Lawler tosses TAKA like a rag doll into the steel post and bodyslams him onto the floor! He rolls TAKA back in and Christopher drops down. Aguila's got no idea what to do here, and Christopher is pointing out to take the victory. Aguila doesn't like it -- but it's a career changing win, and he covers TAKA to get a massive and, unfortunately for Aguila, undeserved upset victory.

    Post-match, as Aguila has his arm raised, Christopher slides in from behind and nails Aguila in the back of the head with the Light Heavyweight Championship. Lawler gets in and puts the boots to TAKA a bit more, and Christopher starts trying to rip Aguila's mask off. He comes incredibly close, but the referee is able to call Lawler & Christopher off. Lawler raises Christopher's arm in victory over top of the two other fallen Light Heavyweights.

    We see some clips of the Goldust/Vader feud in recent weeks, dating back to the eye injury, Santa Vader, and Goldust stealing the victory at the Rumble and screwing him over early in the Rumble match as well.
    Backstage, Michael Cole stands by with Vader in the locker rooms. Cole brings up that Vader and Goldust are going to be squaring off coming up in a little while, but Vader snatches the mic. Vader says he's had about enough of that painted up freak and his little rag-faced BITCH. He's already talked to Commissioner Slaughter, and that little rat is going to be barred from ringside. So it's just Vader and Goldust tonight, freak. And he's gonna do something that his Daddy should've done a long time ago, and that's make a man out of him. IT'S VADER TIME! VADER/GOLDUST, NEXT!

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    Backstage, Owen Hart is warming up for his match later on, and Rick Rude walks up. He reminds Owen that he is here for a reason, after all, he's the Insurance Policy, and he paid a hefty premium to get the job done. Owen says he knows all that, and he appreciates everything Rick has done for him so far. And while they've got a lot of business to take care of, that's business that has to do with D-Generation-X. Tonight -- it's between him and Steve Austin, and he's got to do this on his own.

    TAFKA Goldust makes his way out solo and he's dressed as a creepy version of Vader this week. But within seconds of him making his way out, the real Vader comes bolting out from the back and attacks him from behind. He beats him down towards the ring and rolls him in to get this thing started.

    3. The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust vs. Big Van Vader went to a No Contest in 4:43. Goldust just does all of the shit stain heel tactics here to avoid a total beatdown, but Vader doesn't let that stop him. Vader goes in for a big slew of punches in the corner, but Goldust snakes off a lucky shot to the still injured eye of Vader, sending him tumbling through the ropes to the floor. Goldust goes out after him and they start to brawl again. Vader gains back control of the match and sends Goldust back in the ring, when --

    LIGHTS OUT! THE ARENA GOES RED, AND DAMNIT HERE COMES KANE! HE'S CONTINUING HIS DOMINANCE, HIS PATH OF DESTRUCTION, THROUGH HELLFIRE AND BRIMSTONE! Vader turns to see what this is all about, but Kane IMMEDIATELY attacks him. He rams Vader face first into the post, and Vader stumbles back favoring the eye. He grabs the Mastadon and lays him out with a Chokeslam (as difficult as it was) onto the steel rampway!

    Post-match, Goldust starts to celebrate like he's won, but Kane turns his attention to him, entering the ring and grabbing him by the neck. He lifts him up and lays him out with a Chokeslam, too! Vader's out on the floor, Goldust is out in the ring, and Kane sets the posts on fire bah gawd!

    Backstage, the cameras get a glimpse into the Nation of Domination's locker room. Everybody's yelling at each other, with Faarooq trying to gain control of the room, and Rock pacing back and fourth. Faarooq gets everyone to quiet down and he tells Rock to pay attention, because this is directed at him most of all. Mark Henry tells Faarooq to take it easy, and Faarooq reminds him who the leader of this group is, and Kama steps up in Henry's face to defend Faarooq. D'Lo keeps trying to play peacemaker between Faarooq & Rock, but Rock waves D'Lo off and tells Faarooq to go ahead and say what he's got to say. Faarooq says what happened at the Rumble happened, there's no erasing it now, but they need to move on from that. They can't let the temporary mindset of one man deter the entire direction of a whole group. He tells the Rock to get his mind right, get his ass in line, and remember who the leader of the Nation of Domination is when they go out there for their tag match tonight! Faarooq storms out of the locker room, slamming the door in the process, and Kama follows him out. D'Lo looks turn and goes to run after Faarooq. Rock & Mark Henry exchange looks, and Rock just shakes his head in disgust!

    Backstage before the break, a camera peers around the corner, and we see D-X and the Outlaws discussing something in private in a darkened corner of the arena. What in God's name are they up to now?!

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    Rock & Faarooq continue their arguing down the aisleway, with the other three Nation members behind them trying to smother the flames of this on-going fire.

    4. The Rock & Faarooq def. 2 Cold Scorpio & Steve Blackman in 6:03. Lot of heel miscommunication but not enough for them to lose. The Nation attacks Blackman on the floor as Scorpio is up top ready to end it on Faarooq, but Rock saves Faarooq by nailing Scorpio with the IC Belt, and Faarooq covers to win.

    Post-match, Blackman's laid out on the floor with the Nation picking the bones, and Faarooq gets up over top of Scorpio. Rock enters the ring with the IC Title running his mouth, and he points out to Faarooq that he just helped, and that he IS a team player. Faarooq nods his head impressed, and the rest of the Nation gets into the ring, seemingly relieved. They all stand side by side and do the Nation salute before headed to the back. As the Nation leaves, the camera catches a glimpse of their faces one by one. Faarooq, Kama, Henry & D'Lo all seem happy, but Rock's face has turned to a sneer behind everyone's back, and he raises an eyebrow in annoyance.

    LAST SUNDAY, ROYAL RUMBLE: We see the clip of Jeff Jarrett standing tall during the Rumble match with a few people laid out when the buzzer hit, and Ric Flair made his return to take down and eliminate Jarrett. Later on, Jarrett came back out with a guitar and brained Flair, causing him to be eliminated.
    WOOOOOOOOOOOOO! The music hits and the crowd is on their feet as Ric Flair makes his return to RAW for the first time since November! Flair comes out styling and profiling, and Jim Ross is in the ring to introduce him. JR greets Flair as he enters the ring and welcomes him back. Flair lets out a WOOOO and talks about what's been going on. He says the last time you saw the Nature Boy, he was in the middle of a Four Horsemen reunion that he still has to pinch himself to believe was true. They cleaned the WWF up from an "Apocalyptic" mess it had on it's hands. And while he knew that one of them lingered behind, he was going to let it slide, he was going to move on. But he could only stand so much, and he couldn't stand no more when he saw that TWO BIT Ric Flair wannabe start tarnishing the legacy of an organization he helped KEEP ALIVE, that he helped REBUILD AND REBRAND, and an organization that was carried on the back of the Nature Boy -- WOOOOOOO, for nearly 15 years, that's when he knew it was time to come back and finish off the job that was started at Survivor Series!

    Naturally, this brings out the NWA contingent to the stage, and out comes Jarrett, RNRX, Cornette & Parker. Jarrett has a mic and immediately starts flipping out at being labeled a Ric Flair wannabe, when Ric Flair couldn't lace his boots on his best day in 1985 when he was actually relevant. He's been in this company, Hell, in this business for far too long. Say what you will about his former teammates, but their message was clear and true, they were coming for Ric Flair's spot. They took out his best friend, they shortened his career, they embarassed him -- and now Jeff Jarrett is going to help the NWA become REBORN, and use Ric Flair and the WWF as a stepping stool.

    Flair immediately yells over Jarrett and tells him to SHUT UP! He says they're not going to turn this into some long drawn back and fourth, he doesn't give a damn about what delusions Jarrett's cooked up in his head. If he wants Ric Flair's spot, then it's time to earn it once and for all. HE NEEDS TO STEP INTO THIS RING, HE NEEDS TO WALK THAT AISLE, WOOOOO, STYLE AND PROFILE! HE NEEDS TO REMEMBER THAT IN ORDER TO BE THE MAN, YOU'VE GOTTA BEAT THE MAN, AND HE! HASN'T! BEATEN! ANYBODY! NEVER BEAT FLAIR! NEVER BEAT FLAIR! DOESN'T COUNT! NOTHING COUNTS! JARRETT, FLAIR, ONE ON ONE, LET'S DO IT, YOU SON OF A BITCH!

    Jarrett is livid and starts to accept, but Jim Cornette reaches over and puts his hand over the mic. He talks privately to Jarrett & Co before commandeering the microphone and addressing Ric Flair. Cornette says that Flair claims to be the backbone of the NWA for nearly 15 years, but if that was the case, he would know that the NWA prides itself on something the WWF lost track of long ago, and that's following a set of rules. And one of the most lauded and prestigious rules in the NWA is when it comes to championships and contenderships. Ric Flair hasn't been an active member of the WWF roster in nearly three months, and he hasn't competed in an NWA sanctioned match since 1988! So that puts Ric Flair so far in the back of the line to get any sort of shot with Jeff Jarrett that he's pickin' seeds out of his teeth in the stands with the rest of these losers here in New Mexico!

    Flair rips off his suit jacket and tells Cornette to shut up too, now, before he heads down to Louisville to his Momma's house and gives Cornette a reason to call him Daddy. He says forget that title, he doesn't give a damn about that title. It isn't real, IT ISN'T REAL, IT DOESN'T MATTER! FORGET A REFEREE, FORGET GRABBING YOUR GEAR -- A FIGHT! FIGHT ME! FIGHT RIC FLAIR, TAKE ME OUT! YOU WANT MY SPOT?! THEN TAKE ME OUT, YOU SUNUVABITCH.

    Jarrett's had enough and he storms down the rampway and Flair is ready for him. Jarrett goes to hop up on the apron and Flair lunges at him, and Jarrett IMMEDIATELY drops back down to the floor, causing Flair to stop short at the ropes. Jeff Jarrett points to his head and picks up the mic again. He tells Ric Flair that it doesn't matter if it's a match or a fight, this isn't the 80's anymore, and this isn't Ric Flair's NWA -- this is Jeff Jarrett's NWA, and HE calls the shots! Jarrett and the NWA contingent leave to the back, and Flair is IRATE in the ring. He starts flipping out, ripping up his suit jacket, hitting it with an elbow drop and a knee drop and completely flipping out. He tells Jim Ross to call the coroner, call the morgue, call the police, call the funeral home -- JEFF JARRETT, YOU ARE A DEAD MAN WALKING! WOOOOOOO!

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    We again see clips of all of the media coverage of the Tyson/Austin incident last week on RAW. While Austin said he would not give up his WrestleMania title shot, should he still have it after tonight's Main Event, to fight Tyson -- but any other time, any other place, he'd take him on.
    LIVE, LAS VEGAS, NV: We join Don King in his office, same set-up as it was when King confimed the WWF/Tyson rumors weeks ago. Don says last week on Monday Night RAW, he along with the rest of the world, was shocked at what went down between "Iron" Mike Tyson and Stone Cold Steve Austin. He understands that they are two explosive personalities who could both lay claim to a monikier such as "The Baddest Man on the Planet" -- but that does not excuse violence on either man's part. He reminds us that Mike Tyson is currently serving a suspension, unjust as it may, through the Nevada Athletic Commission, which bans him from competing in any professional sports league. However, in the interest of fairness, he will continue to work dilligently with Mr. McMahon to figure out a way to both keep Mike Tyson in the WWF picture, and allow these two to settle their differences.
    5. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Owen Hart for the WrestleMania Title Shot went to a No Contest in 15:27. Big stand off and an electric feeling in the air as these to go toe to toe. They actually start off with some basic wrestling, exchanging holds and working the mat. Owen starts to get frustrated and works angrily, and that only pisses Austin off more, and this boils down to a fist fight essentially. Owen catches Austin off a ropes sequence with a spinning heel kick and sets up the Sharpshooter, but Austin shoves Owen off with his foot, sending him shoulder first into the post. Owen stumbles back out, Austin spins him to hit him with a quick Stunner, but Owen shoves him into the corner. Austin tumbles back out, both men go at each other and hit simultaneous clotheslines and both men go down! Moments pass as the referee starts to make the 10 count, and dramatically, both Austin & Owen are starting to get back to their feet --

    DAMNIT NO! HERE COME THE OUTLAWS, AND THEY IMMEDIATELY ATTACK BOTH MEN! The ref tries to get them out of the way so this match can go on, but they throw the ref out of the ring and onto the floor hard! The Outlaws continue to beatdown a worn out Austin & Owen! BUT AUSTIN AND OWEN START TO FIGHT BACK! OWEN HAS GUNN IN THE CORNER, AND AUSTIN IS STOMPING A MUDHOLE IN ROAD DOGG AND WALKING IT DRY!

    BUT THE GRAND SCHEME CONTINUES TO REVEAL ITSELF AS DX COMES BOLTING DOWN THE AISLEWAY, SLIDING IN AND ATTACKING OWEN & AUSTIN FROM BEHIND! Hunter's still limping, but seems well enough to lay his shit in stiff on Owen, and the Outlaws are holding up Austin for Shawn to fire off punches on. DX and the Outlaws have destroyed both Owen Hart and Steve Austin here, and the Outlaws send Austin into a Sweet Chin Music by HBK, as Hunter lays out Owen with a Pedigree. Shawn grabs a microphone and stands over top of Austin. He says since he was stupid enough to put this title shot on the line in this match -- DX just guaranteed that now, since nobody won, NOBODY is going to WrestleMania. Owen's rematch means nothing, Austin's Rumble win means nothing -- D-Generation-X is the alpha and the omega, and they reign supreme! Shawn and Hunter tell both men to Suck It, and DX & The Outlaws pose on all four corners to end the show!




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    WWF World Heavyweight Champion: Shawn Michaels (Since 12/27/1997)
    WWF Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (Since 12/8/1997)
    WWF European Champion: Owen Hart (Since 1/18/1998)
    WWF World Tag Team Champions: New Age Outlaws (Since 11/17/1997)
    WWF Light Heavyweight Champion: Brian Christopher (Since 1/18/1998)
    NWA North American Heavyweight Champion: Jeff Jarrett (Since 1/5/1998)



    WWF RAW IS WAR
    FEBRUARY 2ND, 1998
    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK


    We interrupt the following broadcast with a word from D-Generation-X (Sorry, best version I could find on the net):



    TONIGHT: KANE'S PATH OF DESTRUCTION RAGES ON; NO WAY OUT'S MAIN EVENT REVEALED; THE FALL OUT FROM TYSON/AUSTIN CONTINUES, AND WHAT DOES DX HAVE TO SAY ABOUT IT?!

    DX's music hits to start the show, and breaking tradition, they march out in red, white & blue Uncle Sam style suits, complete with protest signs marked with "Let Them Fight" and "Tyson vs. Austin". Red, White & Blue balloons even start to fall from the ceiling in the forced celebration. Shawn and Hunter dramatically hype up both Austin and Tyson as the Rattlesnake and the Pitbull, the Toughest SOB in the WWF, and the Baddest Man on the Planet, and now that there's no longer any need for a WrestleMania XIV title match, what better place in time than in Boston, Massachusetts on March 29th for STONE COLD AND MIKE TYSON TO LOCK UP!

    So, to you, the fans, we say -- LET! THEM! FIGHT!

    To Mr. Tyson and Mr. Austin, we say -- LET! THEM! FIGHT!

    To Vince McMahon, Don King, The Nevada State Athletic Commission, we say -- LET! THEM! FIGHT!

    Hilariously, the crowd actually joins along with the chants of LET THEM FIGHT until they drown themselves out when THE GLASS BREAKS, and Stone Cold Steve Austin makes his way out! Brazenly, Austin enters the ring with little to no recourse, and DX stands it's ground, although Michaels slowly starts to move behind both Helmsley and Chyna. Austin says they can take their little stupid posters and these cheap balloons and shove them straight up their asses as far as he's concerned. Hell son, he told the world last week on every news outlet that would have him on, as well as right here on RAW, that he would face Mike Tyson anytime, anymore, and he would kick his ass -- but that didn't mean it was happening at WrestleMania. He knows what Shawn's trying to do, the whole world knows what Shawn's trying to do, and listen to me you little dumb son of a bitch, it ain't working. That little stunt in the main event last week? EH-EH, didn't work, he don't give a damn what no referee had to say, if there was no winner, then the title of #1 contender reverts back to the original #1 contender, and you're looking at him dead on, jack ass. So he can campaign, he can joke around about being a special referee, and he can even think he's going to get the night off -- but the truth of the matter, two things right now belong to Stone Cold, and that's your title and your ass, and that's the bottom line 'cause Stone Cold said so!

    Austin's music hits and DX expects him to leave, but Austin stays put and stares DX down. Helmsley wants to stay and go for the obvious numbers advantage, but Shawn disagrees. He just casually signals for Chyna & Helmsley to follow him, and after a small disagreement, they do follow Shawn out of the ring and to the back, with Stone Cold staring a hole through them all the way up the ramp! JR cuts in, saying Michael Cole is standing backstage with the Commissioner who has some breaking news!

    Backstage, Michael Cole is with Sgt. Slaughter at the RAW interview set, and he's reading from a piece of paper, clearly on behalf of Mr. McMahon. He says that 13 days time, in the Main Event of No Way Out of Texas, there will be an eight man tag team match. Due to the heavy circumstances between these eight men, the match will be unsanctioned, with a referee only there to count the pinfall or submission. The competitors are, as follows: On one team, we will see D-Generation-X of Shawn Michaels & Triple H team up with the New Age Outlaws. And facing them, will be a team of four, consisting of Owen Hart, Cactus Jack, Terry Funk, and Stone Cold Steve Austin! Also, in order to get a fell of what's in store for No Way Out, tonight, at the urgence of Mr. McMahon, he has booked a double main event. First, D-Generation-X will team up to take on the team of Cactus Jack & Terry Funk! And lastly, the New Age Outlaws will defend their WWF World Tag Team Championships tonight against the team of STEVE AUSTIN & OWEN HART! BAH GAWD WHAT A DOUBLE MAIN EVENT! RAW WILL IMPLODE BEFORE THE NIGHT IS THROUGH!

    DX, CACTUS & FUNK.
    OUTLAWS, AUSTIN & OWEN.
    BAH. GAWD. KING.

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    During the entrances for the next match, we see an inset promo from Barry Windham.

    Barry says that he loves his cousin Bradshaw, but he needs to do something on his own, especially this. He was one of the many wronged by the NWA over the years, and it's time he made that right. If he beats Jarrett tonight in a Non-Title match, then he's already gotten the NWA contingent to agree to give him a title match at No Way Out of Texas in 13 days, and he's coming home.
    1. Barry Windham def. Jeff Jarrett in a Non-Title Match to earn a shot at the NWA North American Heavyweight Championship in 7:18. Bradshaw is nowhere to be seen. Windham has a really tough time fending off the distractions and involvement of RNRX, Cornette & Parker. NWA Ref Tommy Young takes a mysterious bump, and this just turns into a blatant 3 on 1 when RNRX get involved. It goes on for a bit until finally, Bradshaw runs out and clears RNRX out. Jarrett turns Bradshaw to attack, but Bradshaw levels him with a devestating lariat. He grabs Barry Windham's arm and drags him across Jarrett and bails. Tommy Young gets up and isn't sure what to do, so he starts counting. Before Cornette can yell no, Bradshaw grips him up to shut him up, and Barry Windham gets the win!

    Post-match, a groggy Windham is helped up and starts to celebrate his win, but clearly looks confused, not sure how he won that. Bradshaw gets in to help him celebrate as the NWA contingent start to bail. The replay airs on the Titantron, and when Windham sees all of Bradshaw's involvement, he gets pissed off. He shoves Bradshaw back and says that he told him to stay out of this one -- and that's when Jarrett & RNRX rush back into the ring to attack both men. The 3 on 2 goes on for a bit until -- WOOOOOO! RIC FLAIR! RIC FLAIR IS HERE! He comes zooming out from the back, slides in and just starts throwing punches everywhere. Jarrett bails, and the RNRX get caught with a few shots before escaping. The Blackjacks continue their argument to the side, while Flair grabs a mic and continues to scream for Flair to fight him like a man!

    JR & King talk more about at No Way Out of Texas in 13 days, and it's announced that the Legion of Doom will be returning after nearly a 60 day absence following the events at SNME when both DX and the Outlaws took them out. They'd be facing two of the men we just saw, the Rock 'n' Roll Expres, in some what of a dream match, considering in their two parallel tag team careers, they have never faced off. Earlier this week, they caught up with the Legion of Doom at the WWF HQ in Stamford, CT, and they got their opinions of an array of topics, including how much they think they'll be wrestling, and their recent in-ring problems.

    In a put together package, the LOD are sat in the studios at Stamford with JR doing voice overs about the various questions that can be asked of the LOD at this point. They go over their history as a team, dating back to Georgia almost 15 years ago, and they've been dominating ever since. We see clips of them beating the Nasty Boys for the WWF Tag Team Titles at Summerslam 1991, before losing them to Money Inc a month before WrestleMania 8. LOD say that when they left the WWF after Summerslam 1992, it left a bad taste in their mouth. They had their own problems between them, and they didn't go out on their terms.

    Once the comeback was set in stone almost a year ago, they had big ideas and plans, alot of hopes and dreams still to fufill. And they worked their way through the Tag Team Division, and they were the team to take down the Eliminators once and for all, and they finally got those belts back. But what should've been a feel good story for them was ruined by the New Age Outlaws. They get that the Outlaws are trying to make a name for themselves, but they tried doing it at the expense of the Road Warriors. They didn't beat them for the Tag Titles, they stole the Tag Titles from them.

    If there's one thing the Outlaws should be complimented on, it's the fact that they're the first people in nearly 15 years to put Hawk and Animal at odds. Animal says that they're back on the same page, and Hawk doesn't seem to respond much at that point. They talk about traveling the roads with the Rock 'n' Roll Express for years throughout the old NWA, but they had never faced before, always finding themselves allies instead of enemies. The Road Warriors admit that it makes them nervous that 15 years in their career, they're facing one of the greatest tag teams of all time for the very first time, but these types of tests are what the LOD have always been about. They've got this -- they've gotta have this, says Animal.

    But Hawk adds that if they don't "have this" -- then maybe it'll be time for the Road Warriors to consider a few things. Maybe it'll be time the Road Warriors call it a day.
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    Backstage after the break, DX is in the middle of an argument with Sgt. Slaughter and a hoard of referees. They're refusing to go out to the ring, but Slaughter says on behalf of Mr. McMahon, if they do not compete tonight, then Shawn Michaels will be stripped of the WWF Championship. Shawn continues to throw a fit, but Helmsley assures Shawn that "they've got this", and they head off to the ring.

    Cactus Jack & Terry Funk are out first -- AND MY GOD, THEY ROLL OUT A DUMPSTER FROM THE BACK, AND IT'S FULL OF WEAPONS! THEY'RE IN REVENGE MODE TONIGHT, LADIES AND GENTS! They leave it up at the rampway, and JR says that Cactus & Funk are not in line to make this a catch-as-catch can mat classic tonight, they're here for a brawl, a fight, a donnybrook.

    DX are out next, and look extremely weary of the dumpster, even examining it before completely making their way out. They're hesitant to get into the ring, but the referee starts to count, and he reminds them of Sgt. Slaughter's ruling if they don't compete. Before they can finish talking it out amongst themselves -- CACTUS AND FUNK HAVE SNUCK OUT THE SIDES OF THE RING, AND THEY ATTACK DX FROM BEHIND! IT'S ON!

    2. D-Generation-X vs. Cactus Jack & Terry Funk went to a Double Count-Out in 3:22. The referee has zero control of this from the start, let's establish that right now. All four men brawl around ringside, and the only reason the bell rings is that Cactus briefly takes his old foe Triple H into the ring for a bit as they go at it, which winds up being the only DX advantage of the match. Funk and Shawn brawl around ringside, with Funk throwing Shawn around -- BECAUSE THAT SPOT DIDN'T HAPPEN AT THE RUMBLE IN THAT CAPACITY, OKAY?! Sorry. Anywho, the four men continue their battle, and Cactus hits Triple H on a comeback with a Cactus Clothesline to send them back out to the floor. The ref starts the count, and it's only stopped by Funk chasing Shawn into the ring now. Shawn catches Funk with a quick Superkick to down him, and he goes out to help Helmsley, and they double team Cactus. But moments later -- TERRY FUNK IS ON THE TOP ROPE AND HE MOONSAULTS OUT ON TO ALL THREE OF THEM, GOD DAMNIT TERRY, YOU'RE IN YOUR FIFTIES! Once they're back up, they continue brawling up the rampway, with Cactus & Funk strategically leading them towards the dumpster on the stage -- and the ref finally counts all four men out!

    Post-match, Shawn & Triple H are in hurry-up offense, getting whatever shots in they can and trying to escape, only for Cactus & Funk to constantly stay on them. Shawn & Hunter buy themselves enough time to escape through the curtain, and about 20 seconds later, Cactus & Funk are back after them through the curtain to continue this backstage!

    BUT WAIT, THE OUTLAWS BURST OUT OF THE CURTAIN AND START ATTACKING CACTUS & FUNK IN THE ENTRYWAY AND ON THE STAGE! The Outlaws have the advantage briefly, BUT NAH, CACTUS & FUNK START TO FIGHT BACK! The Outlaws try to bail, but Cactus & Funk start pulling weapons out of the dumpster and they've got them cornered! AND THE OUTLAWS START CLIMBING UP THE SIDES OF THE TITANTRON TRYING TO ESCAPE, THINKING THAT CACTUS & FUNK WON'T GO AFTER THEM!

    OH BUT THEY'RE SO WRONG, AND CACTUS & FUNK CLIMB UP AFTER THEM! They get to the bottom of the Titan tron, about 6-7 feet off the stage, and the Outlaws end up getting cornered with Funk & Cactus on each side. They finally decide to fight back back, and Gunn gets a lucky cheap shot on Funk, hitting him in the groin -- AND FUNK TUMBLES INTO THE DUMPSTER! Cactus is hammering away at Road Dogg, and Gunn hops off the Titantron gently and starts pulling at Cactus' leg. It's enough of a distraction that Dogg gets off a few punches before bouncing Cactus' head off the steel beams of the Titantron, AND CACTUS FALLS INTO THE DUMPSTER TOO!

    Having neutralized their foes for now, Gunn helps Dogg off the Titantron and they go to leave to the back -- but suddenly they get an idea. A terrible, awful, no good, evil idea.

    They stop in their tracks and go back to the dumpster, and they slam the lid shut! They start working frantically, and Road Dogg reaches under the curtain of the entry way and just magically finds a couple of zip ties, AND THEY'RE SEALING THE DUMPSTER SHUT?! JR starts yelling that they're gonna need help out here, somebody's gotta stop the Outlaws now, damnit! But before anyone can do anything, the Outlaws give each other one last look of reassurance before going behind the dumpster, and -- oh my god --



    THERE'S PEOPLE IN THERE, DAMNIT! WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT THAT?!

    The Outlaws initially celebrate their devious act, but IMMEDIATELY from around the back part of the stage on the floor, a ton of road agents and Sgt. Slaughter burst out and start screaming at them, and they try prying open the dumpster lid. The Outlaws start to look at each other and realize the levity of the situation, and they back away.

    A few moments pass, and a hoard of superstars including the likes of Tommy Dreamer, Ahmed Johnson, the Blackjacks, Ken Shamrock, 2 Cold Scorpio, Steve Blackman, Owen Hart, Jim Cornette, Sunny, RNRX and others pour out, along with a ton of WWF officials and more road agents, as they try to open the dumpsters. They finally are able to snap apart the zipties and inside is a gruesome scene of a bloodied and immobile Cactus Jack & Terry Funk. Sunny is shrieking, there's a sense of panic among the superstars, and a couple of them are pointing over at the far end of the stage at the Outlaws and screaming at them for doing this.

    JR is in shock on commentary, and even Jerry Lawler rushes over from commentary to the side stage area. As he does, it's seen off to the side that Vince McMahon has even made his way out in a panic, and starts calling for somebody to get the EMT's and ambulances out here, now.

    After a replay, with JR assuring us none of this is a "damned stunt" and there's nothing cool about this, the cameras are back around the dumpster area, and Terry Funk can be heard yelling "MY NECK, MY GOD DAMNED NECK!" At this point, the Outlaws are on the floor near the scene of the incident, and they're apologizing profusely and trying to explain themselves to a distraught looking Vince McMahon, who's pacing back and fourth. Vince is reprimanding and admonishing them for this, and the Outlaws continue to try and apologize. A few of the WWF superstars are even heard yelling at Vince to get the Outlaws the hell out of there, and Vince looks seriously panicked. In the distance, the ambulance sirens can be heard as they enter the backstage of the arena, and JR says that they have to go to break, and they'll be right back.

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    Back from break, and we see the Outlaws continuing to try and apologize to Vince McMahon. At this point, the ambulance has entered the arena by the side of the stage, and the EMT's have gotten Funk & Cactus out of the dumpster and onto two separate backboards with braces on their neck. Sunny is holding onto Terry Funk's hand and crying hysterically, and the hoard of superstars have grown even bigger, and they continue to yell and admonish the Outlaws. A stirring is heard through the crowd, and the camera cuts over to Tommy Dreamer trying to lunge at the Outlaws and attack them for this heinous act, but enough agents are there to try and hold Dreamer back, with Vince getting in between Dreamer and the Outlaws and yelling "no!" repeatedly, not wanting this situation to get any worse.

    The camera goes back to the EMT's working on Funk and Cactus, and JR keeps assuring us again and again that this is no stunt, this is a team of two young wrestlers trying to quote "get themselves over" at the expense of the careers of two of the most beloved wrestlers in this business, both among fans and other wrestlers alike. Suddenly, the crowd is stirring again, and back over by the stage, the Road Agents & Vince have lost all control, as Scorpio, the Tommy Dreamer, Savio Vega, Ahmed Johnson and the Blackjacks have begun assaulting the New Age Outlaws from all different angles. The Outlaws are fighting back and defending themselves, and even Shamrock and Blackman get involved, trying to yank the Outlaws away and start fighting them separately. Even more officials and random employees are out now in an attempt to break this melee' apart before this situation is made even worse.

    The Outlaws are finaly pulled away by security and the agents, and the superstars go back to caring for Funk & Cactus. Scorpio, Dreamer, Owen Hart and the Headbangers help the EMT's load Cactus & Funk into the back of the ambulance, and Sunny is still in tears, being consoled by Gerald Brisco. The cameras follow as the ambulance pulls out of the arena, through the back and out to the streets en route to the hospital, with JR promising updates as soon as we get them.

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    Back from break, we see one last replay of the gruesome incident. Lawler has rejoined commentary, and says there's no question about it, that was premeditated, and JR agrees.

    They cut backstage where the Outlaws are standing by, and JR talks to them through the camera. He says he understands that they're trying to help get themselves over -- but what could they have possibly been thinking? Road Dogg is fired up and says that they haven't gotten a lot of opportunities in this business, so when you see a vulnerable target, you take a shot at it. JR interrupts with the fact that both of those men have families, and Dogg says they have families too, doesn't he think they realize that? They both look and seemingly feel awful, but damnit, DX walks up and interrupts everything. Shawn starts yelling to the Outlaws that each and every week, they're told to go out there and put themselves on the line above and beyond. They're asked to take greater risks, to pop those ratings, to get themselves over so it gets the company over, and that's exactly what they did. The Outlaws continue to look ashamed of themselves, and Shawn pats Dogg on the face to get his attention, but Triple H hauls off and slaps him and tells him to listen up. Shawn says that this is what D-Generation-X is all about, and the Outlaws didn't do anything that DX wouldn't have done if the shoe was on the other foot. Shawn turns towards the camera and starts yelling at JR, asking where does it all end? What else were they supposed to do? Why not ask their boss Vince McMahon where the line is drawn, because he clearly won't care once those ratings sheets come in! Triple H yells to the Outlaws that they did nothing wrong, because if it wasn't Foley and Funk, it would've been them. They pushed the envelope like they're instructed to do, and this is the WWF, the show goes on, so they need to suck it up, they did NOTHING wrong. DX walks off, JR is disgusted, and the Outlaws look to be at a moral crossroads.

    We see one last slow motion replay of the incident, with JR telling us that Michael Cole has left the arena to head to the hospital where Cactus Jack & Terry Funk are being transported to, and he'll have updates for us as soon as he gets them.

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    3. The Quebecers def. The Godwinns with LE CANNONBALL~ in 5:47. FUCK YEAH QUEBECERS. Godwinns strangely interested me in 1998, and I still don't know why. They weren't any better, but fuck it. Good brawl for a while, but the Quebecers eventually get rid of Henry and hit Phineas with LE CANNONBALL~ to win.

    Post-match, the Quebecers celebrate their victo -- LIGHTS OUT! ARENA'S RED! IT'S KANE! Lightning strikes, and the Big Red Monster makes his way out led by Paul Bearer. The Quebecers are quickly trying to come up with a game plan here, while the Godwinns are still reeling and trying to get back to their feet. Kane enters the ring without pretense and surprisingly, goes right over to Phineas. He lifts him up and plants him with a Chokeslam! Henry charges back in at him, and he gets him with a big boot, sending him into the corner. He brings him back out by the neck and Chokeslams him as well. Kane has his back turned, and thinking it's a good idea, the Quebecers attack Kane from behind! They get JUST enough of an advantage to get him down to a knee, but Kane quickly gets up and fights back. He whips PCO into Jacques before pulling PCO in for a Chokeslam. Jacques stumbles out, and to add insult to injury, Kane plants him with a Tombstone and covers his arms on his chest, just like his brother the Undertaker would have!

    BUT HEY, HERE COMES VADER! Kane turns and Paul Bearer looks confused, and Vader stands his ground marching to the ring. Vader says a few months ago when Bearer did this stuff to Foley, he didn't give a rats ass, because he hates Foley too. But when you interrupt Vader time? That's when it becomes a problem. He has been the most dominant force in the WWF for close to two years now. He's a former WWF Champion, and one of the best in recent memory! So if Kane is out looking for a fight since his brother is a pot roast now -- then pick on someone his own size, PICK, ON BIG, VAN, VADER! VADER TIME! WOOF! WOOF! WOOF! Kane teases leaving, but he steps back and strikes Vader with a series of punches. He sends Vader to the ropes and meets him half way with a huge big boot that sends Vader falling hard to the floor. Paul Bearer calls Kane off, seemingly satisfied, and Kane sets off the pyro on the ring posts -- BUT VADER'S BACK UP WITH A FIRE EXTINGUISHER, PUTTING OUT THE FIRE POSTS, AND THEN SPRAYING IT ALL OVER KANE AND BEARER! HE CHASES KANE AND BEARER UP THE RAMPWAY WITH THE EXNTINGUISHER UNTIL THEY LEAVE, AND VADER GETS A HUGE POP FUCK YEAH VADER!

    JR & King are back at ringside, and they recap what happened earlier tonight in the gruesome situation between the New Age Outlaws and their archrivals Terry Funk & Cactus Jack. We unfortunately see yet another replay of the incident. Michael Cole calls in from the hospital to give an update. Cole says there's not a lot of new information at this time, all he can tell us is that Terry Funk has regained full conciousness and is in pain, while Cactus Jack keeps slipping in and out of conciousness, and he'll have more information as it becomes available.

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    The Nation makes their way out for the next match, and Faarooq, Kama & D'Lo walk all the way out, while Rock and Mark Henry, in street clothes, stand at the entryway.

    TWO WEEKS AGO: Tommy Dreamer was out for revenge against the Nation after the Rumble match, only for Rock to lead a charge to attack him against Faarooq's orders, leading to the obvious save by Ken Shamrock & Ahmed Johnson, complete with baseball bats. Faarooq admonished Rocky for the decision, while Mark Henry defended Rock.

    LAST WEEK: We see tensions rising in the Nation, as Kama backed Faarooq, Henry backed the Rock, and D'Lo was caught somewhere in the middle. Rock wound up proving his loyalty to Faarooq as the leader, however, when he assisted him in a tag match where it was Faarooq & Rock against Scorpio & Steve Blackman, allowing Faarooq to get the pinfall over Scorpio.
    4. Ken Shamrock, Ahmed Johnson & Tommy Dreamer def. Faarooq, Kama Mustafa & D'Lo Brown in 10:06. Rock & Mark Henry continue to watch on from the entrance as the match goes on. Pretty standard stuff as far as six man tag team matches go. Dreamer is the face in peril and makes a hot tag to Ahmed who starts clearing house, but a cheap shot from Kama leads to the Nation isolating Ahmed now. They get the heat on him for a while and Shamrock finally gets the hot tag and starts throwing suplexes around everywhere. All six men start brawling -- AND UP ON THE RAMPWAY, 2 COLD SCORPIO & STEVE BLACKMAN ATTACK ROCK & MARK HENRY AS A MEASURE OF REVENGE FOR LAST WEEK! Kama gets distracted by this and starts to leave the ring to go help, but Faarooq stops him and starts yelling at him. Kama argues his point back to Faarooq, and from the side, Ahmed hits Kama with sort of a spear to the side to take him out, Dreamer has D'Lo neutralized on the floor, and Shamrock catches Faarooq with a big belly to belly suplex, before locking on the Anklelock to get the win!

    Post-match, the babyface team celebrates to the back, and Scorpio & Steve Blackman have already been escorted to the back, as Rock & Mark Henry recover on the rampway. After a replay of the finish, D'Lo & Kama help Faarooq up, but Faarooq shoves both of them off of him, and he goes back to yelling at Kama for not having his head in the game, he should've been focused on the match. D'Lo defends Kama, saying that Rock and Mark were being attacked, but Faarooq yells that was their own damn fault for standing up there. Kama waves off Faarooq in anger, and he storms out of the ring! D'Lo chases after Kama, and Faarooq stands there with his hands on his hips, watching in anger as Kama & D'Lo go to help Rock & Mark Henry up on the rampway. JR says that Faarooq may have just lost his last allies in the Nation's civil war.

    Backstage, Kevin Kelly is going to interview Stone Cold Steve Austin, but Austin just ignores him and brushes past him, only briefly stopping when asked to address what happened to Cactus Jack & Terry Funk. Austin seems like he's going to show sympathy for seemingly the first time ever, but before he can, Owen Hart walks onto the scene. He starts yelling at Austin, saying tonight's not about the issues they have or the fact that last week's match didn't end -- but it's clear that all four guys they're set to face at the PPV are out to kill, and they lost their only back-up earlier tonight. Austin yells at Owen not to raise his voice at him every again, or he'll rip his voice box out of his throat and shove it up his ass. He knows what he's gotta do tonight, he tells Owen just to make sure he knows what to do, and Austin walks off.

    JR & King continue to give a recap of the Outlaws/Cactus & Funk situation, and they say that Michael Cole is calling in with yet another update. Cole's phone is breaking up, but they're able to discern from his words that there's been some sort of disturbance at the hospital, police have been called. A scream can be heard in the distance of the background, and then the phone gives out! JR & King aren't sure what to make of that as we head to our final break.

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    The Outlaws make their way out, starting with their normal intro, but Road Dogg doesn't even finish it, digusted with himself and everything, and just throws the mic down.

    5. Stone Cold Steve Austin & Owen Hart def. The New Age Outlaws [c] via DQ in a match for the WWF Tag Team Titles in 9:59. Good match going here, with the Outlaws initially not in it mentally due to the circumstances, but once Austin & Owen get enough nearfalls, they start fighting with urgency, in order to protect the belts. Austin and Owen are arguing every time they tag in and out, and JR yells that nothing is ever going to make these two get along, not even the chance to win the Tag Titles or get a leg up on this rivalry headed into No Way Out. Austin gets worked over for a bit by the Outlaws as they target his neck. They set up a Spike Piledriver in the ring, and ironically, Owen Hart saves Austin from a neck injury. Owen's forced out, and the Outlaws go to continue the double team, but Austin gets a second wind and fights back, tagging out to Owen, and Owen goes on a tear, taking both Outlaws down. He takes Road Dogg out with a spinning heel kick, blocks Billy Gunn's set-up kick and he takes him down, AND THE SHARPSHOOTER IS INCOMING, THEY'RE GONNA DETHRONE THE OUTLAWS! BUT NO, DAMNIT, DX RUNS OUT AND ATTACKS OWEN, AND THE REF CALLS IT!

    DX beats down Owen, and Austin storms back into the ring, but the Outlaws immediately intercept him and take him down, and it's a 4 on 2 attack, with the Outlaws seemingly taking DX's advice from earlier on. Once all four men have beaten Austin and Owen down enough, DX looks at the Outlaws, point at Owen -- AND THEN POINT UP TO THE STAGE! The Outlaws look at each other, then back at DX and they nod, and they start dragging Owen Hart up the rampway!

    Back in the ring, Hunter and Chyna lift up Austin and they trap his arms up in the ropes, making sure he can get at them. They hold the ropes tight to keep Austin locked in, and Shawn comes over with the WWF Title and starts shoving it in Austin's face, yelling THIS is close as Stone Cold will EVER get to this, HE'LL NEVER BE THE WWF CHAMPION!



    Back up on the stage, the Outlaws have drug a KO'd Owen Hart right to the side of the stage where the incident occured earlier on. They lift him up by his arms and legs, AND THEY START SWINGING HIM, THEY'RE GOING TO THROW HIM RIGHT OFF THE STAGE, NO DAMNIT, STOP THIS!

    But before they can do that -- HOLY HELL, HERE COMES CACTUS JACK LIMP RUNNING OUT WITH AN IV STILL ATTACHED TO HIM AND HIS ARM DANGLING FROM A SLING! HE STARTS ATTACKING THE OUTLAWS, AND HERE COMES TERRY FUNK WITH A STEEL PIPE IN A GOD DAMN HOSPITAL GOWN! THEY BRAWL WITH THE OUTLAWS ALL THE WAY BACK INTO THE RING, AND THEY CHASE DX OUT OF THE RING, AND THE OUTLAWS BAIL AS WELL! They run after them up the ramp, but Austin frees himself from the ropes and runs past Funk & Cactus, chasing DX and the Outlaws right to the back. Cactus and Funk limp in pain towards the back, barely able to stand or walk, but looking more insane than ever before. Austin comes marching back out about a minute later, and JR says he heard in the back, he just narrowly missed getting his hands on DX, but we see in Austin's hand he managed to get one of their shirts off in the scuffle. He slides back into the ring as his music plays, he lifts up the DX shirt to the crowd AND HE RIPS IT UP! THERE WILL BE HELL TO BE, THE STONE COLD WAY! OH HELL YEAH!




    WWF Presents: In Your House 20 - No Way Out of Texas (2/15) Card

    8-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH UNSANCTIONED MAIN EVENT
    D-Generation-X & The New Age Outlaws Vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin, Owen Hart, Cactus Jack & Terry Funk

    Kane Vs. Big Van Vader

    NWA North American Heavyweight Championship
    Jeff Jarrett [c] Vs. Barry Windham

    The Legion of Doom Vs. The Rock 'n' Roll Express
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    WWF World Heavyweight Champion: Shawn Michaels (Since 12/27/1997)
    WWF Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (Since 12/8/1997)
    WWF European Champion: Owen Hart (Since 1/18/1998)
    WWF World Tag Team Champions: New Age Outlaws (Since 11/17/1997)
    WWF Light Heavyweight Champion: Brian Christopher (Since 1/18/1998)
    NWA North American Heavyweight Champion: Jeff Jarrett (Since 1/5/1998)



    WWF RAW IS WAR
    FEBRUARY 9TH, 1998
    SAN ANTONIO, TX


    EARLIER TONIGHT: Cactus Jack & Terry Funk are shown entering the arena, and they still look beat to death after the horrific events of last week. Sgt. Slaughter and the WWF agents immediatel stop them, and Slaughter says there's no way they can be here, they need to go home and recover after last week. Cactus & Funk literally threat to murder everyone of them, because they're not leaving this arena tonight unless they get their hands on DX, the Outlaws or both.

    Slaughter and the agents continue to try to convince them otherwise, but WWF Chairman Vince McMahon walks up sipping a cup of coffee, and he really admires their moxy, especially after what happened last week. He says that the WWF can't be held accountable if Mick or Terry were to injure themselves any further, it's one of the reasons he slapped an Unsanctioned tag on the No Way Out main event as it is -- but since he's always up to see a good fight, okay yeah, sure!

    Tonight -- provided that both Mick and Terry sign waivers to alleviate the WWF of any responsibility -- tonight, in the main event, in a preview of this Sunday's PPV, they'll team with Owen Hart to take on Shawn Michaels and the New Age Outlaws! Cactus & Funk are extremely happy with that, and they'll sign any god damn waiver they have to, but they can't promise tonight will be "just another match" -- they're going to try and end somebody's career tonight!
    TONIGHT: ROCK [c]/SCORPIO IN A LUMBERJACK MATCH; WILL CACTUS JACK & TERRY FUNK ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO COMPETE?; FOOTAGE FROM THE WRESTLEMANIA XIV PRESS CONFERENCE WITH HBK, SCSA & MIKE TYSON!

    GLASS BREAKS! And we're LIVE in San Antonio, TX for another edition of Raw is War! And a very pissed off Rattlesnake is making his way out to the ring, complete with a mysterious white bag in his hand. During his entrance, JR & King go over the way RAW ended last week, with the DX & Outlaws ambush, and Shawn Michaels shoving the title into Steve Austin's face as he was restrained, exclaiming that THIS would be as close as Austin would ever get to holding that title belt. Austin grabs a mic when he's in the ring and goes over again what DX did to him last week, and he says he ain't gonna waste anyone's time with some high octane words, he wants DX to get their asses out here now, because there's hell to pay!

    Austin waits a little bit, but DX chooses to appear on the Titantron instead of out in the ring. They both start laughing and say that Austin isn't gonna get what he wants, and the WWF isn't going to get what it wants either. Everyone wants DX to march out there, let Austin get a few shots in before they decimate him, so they can get some more ratings, but they're not doing that on the backs of D-Generation X anymore, especially not to the benefit of Stone Cold Steve Austin. Austin says he figured they'd be a couple of chickenshits, so he had a back-up plan just in case to make sure, at the very least, Shawn Michaels stood toe to toe with him in this ring tonight. Shawn cuts him off and says there is no way Austin's getting him out there, give him one good reason he would even consider it. Austin says he'll give him a great reason, he's got Shawn's WWF Title in his possession! Shawn laughs this off and says nice try, but Austin says he's serious. Shawn signals for Chyna to grab the belt from his bag -- but she can't find it! Shawn starts to freak out, and that's when Austin opens up that white bag he had brought out -- AND INDEED, STEVE AUSTIN HAS STOLEN THE WWF TITLE! Shawn throws a massive fit, and Austin says to calm his ass down, he'll get this belt back in perfect condition as long as he's a man and comes down to this ring tonight and meets him face to face, by himself. He'll give him til the end of the night, he'll be here in the arena waiting. And if he tries anything funny, or if he decides not to show up -- then maybe this belt meets the same fate the old Intercontinental Title met a couple of weeks back! Shawn warns him not to, and Austin says he'll see him later tonight, and that's the bottom line, 'cause Stone Cold Said So!

    WrestleMania XIV Press Conference: We see words from Vince McMahon, Steve Austin, and Shawn Michaels, including the famous "Shawn Michaels doesn't lay down for anybody" line. Mike Tyson is there as well, and that's when it's officially announced that he will be ringside for the Michaels/Austin Main Event as the Special Enforcer. At the end of the press confrence, Austin and Michaels almost come to blows, and Tyson intervenes to keep them both apart. Austin exchanges words with Tyson as well, and Tyson composes himself.

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    Back from break, the cameras see DX's locker room from a distance, and Shawn is pacing around, flipping out, and asking how the hell Austin got in here to get the belt in the first place. Shawn says they've gotta do whatever it takes to get that belt back, he's not going out there by himself later on because Austin is a mad man. Triple H says Shawn needs to let them worry about the belt, because he's already in the main event 6 man tag match tonight. Shawn says there's no way he can concern himself with that match, he NEEDS his belt back. He asks Hunter to take his place in the match, and Hunter starts to bring up his knee still being hurt -- but he groans and agrees to take Shawn's place. Hunter & Chyna leave to go figure out a plan to get Shawn's belt back, as well, and they don't look that happy.

    LAST WEEK: We see Bradshaw coming to Barry Windham's aid in his match against Jarrett, which earned Windham a title match at No Way Out. Post-match, Windham was upset Bradshaw got involved. We also see Ric Flair wind up getting involved to continue to try and go after Jarrett.
    JR lets us know that by order of the "NWA Board of Directors", when Bradshaw challenged Jarrett to a match tonight, the same stipulation as last week's match against Barry Windham was tagged on it, which seems really strange for the NWA to allow. Therefore, if Bradshaw beats Jarrett tonight, it'll become a Triple Threat match for the NWA North American Heavyweight Championship at No Way Out.

    1. Jeff Jarrett def. Bradshaw in a Non-Title Match with a roll-up in 7:46. Windham accompanies Bradshaw out, but doesn't seem too happy. He does his part, though, being intimidating enough to make sure Cornette, Parker or RNRX don't get involved in the match. Bradshaw over powers Jarrett alot, but Jarrett makes the shit heel comeback and gets the heat on Bradshaw. Bradshaw blocks a Figure Four attempt and starts his comeback. Windham's distracted by warning Parker and RNRX, and Cornette goes up onto the apron with his tennis racket. Windham sees it coming from a mile away and hops up after Cornette, and they get into a struggle over the racket. Bradshaw goes over to knock Cornette off the apron, but almost simultaneously, Windham is able to rip the racket from Cornette's grasps, and as he pulls it back, IT NAILS BRADSHAW IN THE HEAD! Bradshaw goes to fall back, and Jarrett's there to roll him up and get the win!

    Post-match, the NWA contingent celebrates to the entryway, happy that at most, it's a one on one match now this Sunday. Barry Windham half heartedly gets into the ring and checks on Bradshaw and helps him to his feet -- but Bradshaw nudges him away, and he starts accusing Windham of doing that on purpose. Windham plays the innocent card and the two of them get into an argument, so Windham gets frustrated and leaves up the ramp. The camera gets in front of him, however -- and we see a slight smile on Barry Windham's face?! WAS THAT SHOT INTENTIONAL?!

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Suddenly, Ric Flair's music hits, and he bolts out on the stage behind the NWA contingent and starts attacking all of them, going back and fourth, absolutely going nuts, throwing shots at the entire NWA contingent. Windham watches for a few seconds before rushing up, and he starts helping Flair clear out the NWA to the back. Flair turns back to the crowd to play to them -- AND WINDHAM NAILS FLAIR WITH A LARIAT DOWN ONTO THE COLD HARD STAGE! Windham yells at Flair that this is HIS TURN, and everybody needs to stay the Hell out, ESPECIALLY HIM! Windham steps over Flair to the back, and Ric Flair is laid out on the stage, with Bradshaw still woozy in the ring! What the Hell is going on?!

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    Backstage, Triple H & Chyna enter one of the locker rooms, and they come across the Quebecers and the Godwinns in the midst of an argument. Hunter calms them down, and says that they all had a helluva match last week, and that's why they're here. They can tell all of them are angry as of late, and they can't help but think it stems from what Steve Austin did to them leading up to the Rumble. The Godwinns have been kind of dormant the past few months, the Quebecers came back and their return was stunted -- so maybe it's time they work some of that anger out. Hunter reaches back and Chyna hands him a wad of cash, which he hands off to the Quebecers and Godwinns. He says they have a job they need them to do, so listen up. Before Helmsley can finish explaining, Chyna closes the locker room door and shoves the camera man out!

    Before the next match, a new match is announced for No Way Out this Sunday. A "War of Attrition" Match, where the Nation of Domination will take on the team of Ken Shamrock, Ahmed Johnson, Steve Blackman, 2 Cold Scorpio & Tommy Dreamer in a 5 on 5 tag team match that can only be won by submission or surrender!

    2. The Rock [c] def. 2 Cold Scorpio to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship in a Lumberjack Match with the Rock Bottom in 8:39. The Lumberjacks were the entire Nation of Domination, Ken Shamrock, Steve Blackman, Ahmed Johnson & Tommy Dreamer. Pretty awesome back and fourth between the two, and there's a lot of close calls where we almost see a new Intercontinental Champion. After the Nation gets involved just a bit too much, the babyfaces finally haul off and attack, and a big brawl breaks out on the floor. Rock and Scorpio are going punch for punch in the ring and they're surrounded by Hell breaking loose. During the melee', Faarooq punches Ahmed away on the floor and turns towards the ring. Rock sends Scorpio to the ropes, but Scorpio reverses to send Rock -- and Faarooq reaches in and trips up the Rock?! Faarooq immediately throws up his arms in innocence, screaming that it was an accident, but Rock doesn't buy it one bit. Rock gets right up and runs his mouth at Faarooq on the floor, but Scorpio gets him with a big kick from behind. Scorpio goes up top and sets up for the Tumbleweed, but as Faarooq just watches -- Mark Henry is able to break free from the melee and shove Scorpio off the top. Scorp lands on his feet, tweaking his knee, and as he turns to see who pushed him, Rock grabs him and plants him with the Rock Bottom to get the win and retain the belt!

    Post-match, the Nation has held the babyfaces at bay long enough that they're laid out on the floor, and they head into the ring to celebrate with Rock. Faarooq goes to raise Rock's arm in victory, BUT ROCK SNATCHES HIS ARM AWAY FROM FAAROOQ! Rock gets right into Faarooq's face and continues to accuse him of purposely tripping him there, trying to cost him the IC Title. Faarooq again claims innocence, saying that trip was an accident, he was trying to help out. Faarooq tries to diffuse the situation and get the whole Nation in line by doing their salute -- BUT ROCK WAVES IT OFF, AND HE LEAVES THE RING, STORMING OFF TO THE BACK! Kama and D'Lo don't seem to like that, and even Mark Henry seems upset about it, but Faarooq turns to them and is heard pointing out that "this is the type of stuff I've been talking about". Faarooq gives a pep talk to the troops a bit more, and the remains of the Nation throw up their fist in a unifying salute, without The Rock!

    We cut backstage, and the Quebecers and Godwinns are walking through the arena with weapons in hand, looking for Steve Austin. Henry's heard saying they're supposed to get the belt back, but they're gonna take him out, too, as an added bonus, free of charge. They see Harvey Wippleman standing by going over some papers, and they shove him around, asking if he's seen Austin. Wippleman freaks out and says that Austin just went out to the parking lot. The Quebecers and Godwinns look at each other, and they're off to to continue their search for Austin!

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    Backstage, the Nation of Domination has convened back in their locker room, and the Rock has still not rejoined them. Faarooq is rallying the troops behind him, and he points out what just happened out there. He'll be the first to admit he made a mistake, but all the stuff he's been saying you just saw it right there. The Rock isn't about the Nation, he's about himself, and that just proved it when he walked out on ALL OF THEM. And if the Rock chooses not to show up this Sunday and be a man, then he can find his ass a new home, because he'll be out of the Nation.

    We cut to the RAW interview set where Michael Cole is standing by with a very angry looking Intercontinental Champion. Cole goes to ask him the obvious question, but Rock cuts him off and says he heard everything Faarooq had to say, and Faarooq can bet his ass that the Rock will be there this Sunday, because somebody's gotta get the job done, and if he's proven one thing since he's joined the Nation, that man that can get the job done sure as Hell ain't Faarooq, it's the Rock. And once he's done whooping Ken Shamrock's ass, Ahmed Johnson's ass, Tommy Dreamer's ass, 2 Cold Scorpio's ass and Steve Blackman's ass -- if Faarooq wants to step up, then the Rock will hand him his ass, too!

    TWO WEEKS AGO: We see Aguila defeating TAKA Michinoku to earn this shot at the LHW Title, all thanks to both Brian Christopher AND Jerry Lawler. Post-match, Lawler & Christopher beat up and laid down both men.
    Before the next match, we see that two security guards have walked out to stand guard at the announcer's table, and it's because Jerry Lawler has been banned from being ringside for the next match!

    3. Aguila def. Brian Christopher [c] to win the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship in 5:25. Brian Christopher doesn't take this seriously at all, and Aguila seems more bleh than usual. Christopher misses the Tennessee Jam, and suddenly, Aguila starts breaking out some stiff style Japanese kicks and chops, before surprising Christopher with an Asai Moonsault and even a modified sitout piledriver?! Lawler tries to stand up to go help his "friend" Brian Christopher, but security stands in his way and keeps the King at bay. Aguila goes for a moonsault running up the corner, Christopher rushes forward and Aguila lands on his feet behind him and rushes him into the corner. JR says he's never seen Aguila look this good or agile before. Aguila mounts the big comeback, and to add insult to injury -- HE PLANTS BRIAN CHRISTOPHER WITH THE MICHINOKU DRIVER! WHAT?! AGUILA COVERS, ONE, TWO, THREE! NEW CHAMPION?!

    Post-match, Aguila runs around like a mad man with the WWF LHW Title. With the stipulation over, Lawler's able to break free from commentary and chase Aguila away, and Aguila just barely escapes! He gets up to the rampway as Lawler is checking on Brian Christopher -- AND HE TAKES OFF HIS MASK TO REVEAL IT WAS TAKA MICHINOKU BAH GAWD! Christopher & Lawler throw a fit, and Lawler can already be heard yelling that "that's not legal" and "this won't stand up in court", but for the time being, TAKA Michinoku, like it or not and one way or the other, has won the Light Heavyweight Championship!

    Backstage, the Godwinns and Quebecers are by the exit of the arena to the parking lot. They're going over the plan one last time. He's right outside here in the parking lot, and they've got it on good authority that Austin's hanging out at his truck, so on the count of 3, they're going to bumrush him. They do the count and storm into the parking lot, screaming and yelling, swinging their weapons -- but there's nobody there! Suddenly, the doors slam shut behind them. We cut to a different camera -- AND WE SEE THAT AUSTIN HAS LOCKED THEM OUT OF THE ARENA WITH A PADLOCK AND CHAIN! AUSTIN OUTSMARTED DX!

    We cut back to the DX locker room, and upon seeing this, Shawn flips out and kicks the monitor off it's stand. Triple H is finishing getting ready for the main event, taping his knee up. Shawn says this is ridiculous, those four idiots were incapable of doing anything right. Hunter suggests just asking the Outlaws to do it, they've been effective for them before, and Shawn was the one who wanted to work with them in the first place. Shawn says the Outlaws have no need to get involved in this, he'll just have to take care of this himself. Shawn stomps off to go figure something out, and Hunter just shakes his head as he finishes getting ready.

    In the locker rooms, we see Owen Hart getting ready for the Main Event. Rick Rude walks up and says that he almost met the same fate last week that Cactus & Funk did by the Outlaws, and that's why he hired him as the Insurance Policy. He paid the premium, and now it's time to start reaping the benefits. Owen thinks about it, but nods, saying he thinks he's right. Rude accompanies Owen to the ring, AND OUR MAIN EVENT IS NEXT!

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    BEFORE THE BREAK: We see the shocking title change moments ago, as the masked "Aguila" defeated an unsuspecting Brian Christopher to win the Light Heavyweight Championship, only to reveal himself as TAKA Michinoku. JR confirms that they don't know where the real Aguila is, but TAKA finally paid one back to Brian Christopher and the King here tonight.
    Backstage, Jerry Lawler is dragging Brian Christopher along, telling him to hurry up, they need to find the Commissioner. They turn a corner, Lawler sees him and starts calling for him, and the camera turns to see Slaughter already talking to TAKA Michinoku. Lawler goes to lunge after TAKA, but a couple of nearby stage hands hold Lawler back, and Christopher is still selling the Michinoku Driver's effects. Slaughter tells Lawler to calm himself down, because he was just explaining to TAKA, to the best of his abilities, that the victory he just had WILL NOT count, because that match was for Aguila, and not him. Lawler's demeanor changes and he starts laughing, and he yanks the title away from an upset TAKA and hands it back to the still dazed Brian Christopher. Slaughter offers apologies to Brian Christopher, and says as a token of his respect, he's giving Brian Christopher the night off this Sunday at No Way Out of Texas, he doesn't even need to show up! Christopher is quite happy about this, and Lawler pats him on the back and they go to leave. But Slaughter stops them! Slaughter tells Jerry Lawler, however, his servies WILL be required there, and not as the color commentator -- but for in-ring competition, because he's going to go one on one with TAKA Michinoku! Lawler seems concerned at first, but brushes this off and is quite happy to get his hands on the little pest finally. Slaughter says that's good, because he's going to be fighting on Brian Christopher's behalf. Because if TAKA Michinoku can beat Jerry Lawler this Sunday -- then not only will TAKA get his fair one on one shot against Brian Christopher for the Light Heavyweight Title at a date to be named later, BUT JERRY LAWLER WILL BE COMPLETELY BARRED FROM THE BUILDING FOR IT! Lawler flips out, Christopher is furious and starts yelling at Lawler, and TAKA runs off celebrating!

    4. Owen Hart, Cactus Jack & Terry Funk def. Triple H & The New Age Outlaws in 12:17. All signs point to this getting out of control, and to make sure there's even a chance at having a main event this Sunday, extra referees have been placed at ringside for this match to ensue law and order. It does wind up being a pretty straight forward 6 man tag match. The Outlaws protect Hunter at all costs, and Funk & Cactus look to be in no condition to compete, as they can barely move around and enter the ring, still completely beat up from the attack last week. Not wanting to risk a loss, Owen tries to take the majority of the match on his shoulders, but it starts to work against him, and he becomes isolated. Rude and Chyna keep teasing a confrontation on the floor, with Rude reminding her repatedly of that kiss he planted on her weeks ago, and swiveling his hips. Fast forwarding, Owen escapes what essentially became a 3 on 1 beatdown while Hunter got overly arrogant in the ring, and he managed to tag in Cactus Jack. Cactus opened up as much as he could on Helmsley before the Outlaws just stormed in and started attacking Cactus. Funk and Owen ran back in, and now all hell had broken loose. Chyna gets up on the apron and reaches in -- AND SHE LOW BLOWS CACTUS! The ref didn't see it, BUT TERRY FUNK DID, AND TERRY FUNK STARTS CHASING CHYNA! Chyna stops running with nowhere to go as Rude blocks her way, so when Funk gets to her, WHAM, she nails Funk with a forearm smash! The re's are trying to maintain law and order on the outside, the main ref is checking on Cactus. Road Dogg tosses the European Title into Triple H, and he runs to go nail Owen Hart with it! BUT OWEN TURNS AND SPIN KICKS THE TITLE INTO TRIPLE H'S FACE, AND HE COVERS -- HE'S NOT EVEN THE LEGAL MAN, BUT THE REF COUNTS, AND OWEN GETS THE WIN!

    Post-match, Owen slides out and celebrates to the back with Rude, and Cactus goes after the Outlaws before stopping to help Terry Funk back up. Triple H starts to argue with the ref as the Outlaws help him back up, and Hunter keeps yelling that Owen wasn't even the legal man! The ref looks flustered, he tries talking with the other refs who were at ringside, but everyone had their eyes on something else, and Triple H is FUMING mad! Tonight has NOT been his night!

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    Shawn Michaels makes his way out to close the show, and just like Austin requested, there's no sign of DX anywhere. Shawn doesn't look the least bit happy as he grabs a mic. He says he will not stand for this, he has carried this company on his back for too damn long to be disrespected like this. So, Steve Austin get your ass out here with his belt -- NOW. He doesn't have to wait long, because the glass shatters, and Austin comes out dragging the WWF Title behind him. Shawn's ready to strike in case Austin comes after him, but Austin just laughs. Austin says he can put his hands back down by his side before he makes a mistake -- he has no problem waiting until this Sunday to get a taste. He just wanted to show Shawn Michaels that no matter what he said, no matter what games or schemes he cooked up, Stone Cold Steve Austin would always be one step ahead. And last week, as he shoved this here belt into Stone Cold's face, he said that would be the closest Stone Cold ever got to the belt. Well, he proved him wrong tonight, and he'll prove him wrong again at WrestleMania, because this shot right here of him holding up the WWF Title is the future you're gonna be looking at, and that's all I got to say about that. Michaels mocks everything Austin says off mic, and then reaches for his belt back. Austin is heistant, but he reaches out to hand the belt back -- AND DROPS IT AT HBK'S FEET!

    Austin exits the ring and starts to leave, but Shawn stops him. Austin turns around on the entryway, and Shawn tells him that for years, people have come around here and constantly said to "think about the future", and that's essentially what Steve Austin just said to him. But truth is -- you ain't got no future, jack! Almost on the dime, here comes Triple H, Chyna and the Outlaws from the back in the obvious set-up, and they start marching after Austin in the aisleway, and Austin has nowhere to run --

    BUT WAIT! OWEN HART AND RICK RUDE COME FROM THE CROWD! OWEN ATTACKS SHAWN FROM BEHIND, HUNTER BOLTS PAST AUSTIN AND GOES TO SAVE SHAWN AND STARTS FIGHTING OWEN! Chyna goes to get involved, BUT RUDE RESTRAINS HER BACK! Austin starts getting beaten down by the Outlaws towards the back, almost as if Austin is retreating -- NOPE, LEADING THEM INTO A TRAP, BECAUSE HERE COMES CACTUS JACK AND TERRY FUNK BACK OUT, AND THEY GO AFTER THE OUTLAWS! AUSTIN HAD A CONTINGENCY, AND IT'S PAYING OFF! ALL EIGHT MEN ARE GOING AT IT! AUSTIN RUNS BACK INTO THE RING, MICHAELS BAILS, AND HELMSLEY FALLS TO A STONE COLD STUNNER! Shawn hightails it with the WWF Title, Cactus & Funk chase the Outlaws through the crowd, Owen goes back after Helmsley, and Austin gets up on the ropes and gives the double bird to Michaels on the rampway to end the show!




    WWF Presents: In Your House 20 - No Way Out of Texas (2/15) Card

    UNSANCTIONED 8-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH MAIN EVENT
    D-Generation-X & The New Age Outlaws Vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin, Owen Hart, Cactus Jack & Terry Funk

    Kane Vs. Big Van Vader

    WAR OF ATTRITION MATCH
    The Nation of Domination Vs. Ken Shamrock, Tommy Dreamer, Ahmed Johnson, Steve Blackman & 2 Cold Scorpio

    NWA North American Heavyweight Championship
    Jeff Jarrett [c] Vs. Barry Windham

    FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER
    The Legion of Doom Vs. The Rock 'n' Roll Express

    IF TAKA WINS, HE GETS A LHW TITLE SHOT WITH LAWLER BANNED FROM RINGSIDE
    TAKA Michinoku Vs. Jerry "The King" Lawler

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    Finally got a chance to catch up on some of this. Good stuff man. This is one of my favorite little periods in wrestling history right here.

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    Default Re: Big Evil's WWF 1998

    WWF World Heavyweight Champion: Shawn Michaels (Since 12/27/1997)
    WWF Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (Since 12/8/1997)
    WWF European Champion: Owen Hart (Since 1/18/1998)
    WWF World Tag Team Champions: New Age Outlaws (Since 11/17/1997)
    WWF Light Heavyweight Champion: Brian Christopher (Since 1/18/1998)
    NWA North American Heavyweight Champion: Jeff Jarrett (Since 1/5/1998)



    WWF PRESENTS: IN YOUR HOUSE 20 - NO WAY OUT OF TEXAS
    Sunday, February 15th, 1998
    Compaq Center, Houston, Texas

    To start the show, "Bad Street USA" hits and Michael Hayes dances out to join JR on commentary for the evening!

    Match #1: TAKA Michinoku vs. Jerry "The King" Lawler [If TAKA wins, he gets a LHW Title shot with Lawler banned from ringside]
    JR reminds us that Brian Christopher has essentially been barred from the building this evening, which is ironic, because if TAKA can win tonight, when he cashes in his title shot against Brian Christopher, then it will be Jerry Lawler who is barred. TAKA gives King a run for his money early on, evading him and doding his charges just to get to him. King challenges him to a test of strength and bests him, but takes too long showboating that TAKA runs up the turnbuckles and turns it into a springboard armdrag! TAKA stays on Lawler with a quick couple of kicks, and Lawler quick bails to the floor. TAKA teases a suicide dive, but Lawler flinches and TAKA just points and laughs. Lawler turns and yells at JR & Hayes, and that's when TAKA rushes out to try and capitalize on Lawler -- but that's just what he wanted, as he fires back an elbow and sends TAKA face first into the announce table. He follows up by whipping TAKA into the steps and then sending him into the ring. King breaks it down on the mat Memphis style, real cheap limb work, the standard laid-out headlock with his feet on the ropes to add pressure until the ref catches him. TAKA tries to keeping getting up, but Lawler's ground game is too strong. King chops away at TAKA in the corner and fires off some punches. He whips TAKA across the ring hard, and TAKA goes sternum first into the turnbuckles. He repeats it a second time the opposite way, same result. He gets cocky and goes for it a third time, but now, TAKA runs up the corner again and takes King down with a moonsault and a nearfall, KING JUST KICKS OUT! Lawler gets up immediately and kicks TAKA in the head, and the ref reprimands him. King bodyslams TAKA down a bunch of times, showing how easy it is to lift someone of his size. After about the sixth time, Lawler pulls the strap down to a chorus of boo's and goes up to the middle rope for his fist drop -- but TAKA rolls out of the way. Lawler hops down, pissed off that TAKA ruined one of his signatures, and he goes to potato him, but TAKA surprises him with a roundhouse kick and a monkey flip into the corner. TAKA lights Lawler up with some more kicks, rushes up top for an Asai Moonsault and another nearfall. Lawler goes for a punch as they get back up, TAKA ducks and gets King with backslide for ANOTHER nearfall. TAKA lifts King up quick surprisingly and he goes for the Michinoku Driver, but King easily weighs himself down behind TAKA and shoves him hard into the ref, who goes down! Lawler charges back at TAKA, but TAKA hits a beautiful dropkick to keep him down. BUT WAIT, AGUILA'S RUNNING OUT! PERHAPS A MEASURE OF REVENGE?! He attacks TAKA from behind with the ref down and lays him out with a front dropkick of his own! Aguila rushes up top -- AND HITS HIM WITH THE TENNESSEE JAM?! OH C'MON, YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME! HE SHOULD BE STRIPPED RIGHT NOW, THAT'S CLEARLY BRIAN CHRISTOPHER! Lawler gets back to his feet and shakes the ref concious, and he crawls over and counts as Lawler covers TAKA. ONE! TWO! THRE-NO! TAKA KICKS OUT! Lawler can't believe it. Lawler kicks at TAKA as he's laid out and goes back up to the second rope, hoping the second time is a charm. He comes down with the Fist Drop -- BUT TAKA GETS HIS FOOT UP! Aguila runs back up to the apron to yell, but as Lawler is dazed, TAKA RAMS HIM INTO "AGUILA" AND ROLLS LAWLER BACK WITH A MODIFIED ROLL-UP! ONE! TWO! THREE! TAKA STEALS IT!
    Winner: TAKA Michinoku (11:09)

    Post-match, TAKA gets up to celebrate, but "Aguila" immediately slides in and starts beating the hell out of TAKA, and soon thereafter, Jerry Lawler is back up to join in on the fun. "Aguila" rips his mask off to reveal himself as Brian Christopher now, like it was some kind of secret. The beatdown goes on for a while, and Lawler goes to plant TAKA with his patented Piledriver -- but here comes the REAL Aguila, leading a hoard of other Light Heavyweights out to the ring! Lawler drops TAKA quick, and he bails out with Christopher before the other Light Heavyweights can get their hands on them! TAKA has his arm raised by the ref, and Christopher & Lawler are not the least bit happy en route to the back.

    Backsage, Sgt. Slaughter has both Ravishing Rick Rude and Chyna in his presence, and they're just staring at each other. Slaughter says that even though tonight is an Unsanctioned Main Event, both managers are barred from ringside for the evening for safety measures, and to ensure this gets a proper finish. Rude says that's fine with him, and maybe this will give him time to dine on some "fine Chyna" and he makes kissy lips at her, but she stands there stoically. Suddenly, a stage hand rushes in and tells Sgt. Slaughter they have a BIG problem!

    Slaughter rushes out with the stage hand and the camera follows the pursuit, and they head into a separate locker room. It's torn apart -- AND SHAWN MICHAELS IS LAID OUT FACE DOWN! Michaels is screaming that he can't move, it's his back! His back is hurt, he can't move! Slaughter asks who did this, and Michaels starts yelling that it was Stone Cold Steve Austin, he blindsided him! Slaughter sends the stage hand to go get help, and Slaughter flips out. Triple H walks into the locker room and sees Shawn Michaels laid out, and he starts flipping out now asking what happened. Slaughter says he has it under control, but Michaels yells to Triple H that it was Austin, AND HUNTER GOES OFF TO FIND AUSTIN!

    JR & Hayes wonder if this will put our main event into jeopardy now, and why would Austin go that far? Why would Austin not only jeopardize tonight's match, but perhaps his match at WrestleMania if there's consequences to this?!

    The LOD interview/history package from RAW two weeks ago airs, with both the fact that they've never faced RNRX, and that they are teasing possibly hanging it up, at least as a team, perhaps completely, if they can't get the win here tonight.
    Jim Cornette makes his way out with the RNRX in front of the Texas crowd, which is something JR thought he'd never say. Cornette starts to cut a promo shitting on Texas and the WWF, talking about the "good ol' days", but the LOD's music cuts him off to a huge pop! As they make their way out, they give each other a look, and JR brings up how it was almost exactly one year ago to the day, at this same Pay-Per-View, where the Legion of Doom returned to the WWF after a 5 year absence, and tonight, they look to get back on track.

    Match #2: The Legion of Doom vs. The Rock 'n' Roll Express
    LOD try to show respect to start the match and RNRX tease doing the same, but this new attitude of theirs causes a different outcome, so the LOD just bumrush them and start beating them down. All four men get a chance to shine in the early portions of this match. RNRX tries to cut the ring in half, but the LOD have a renewed energy about them and they push through to keep things even. They manage to isolate Morton for a while so he can show off dat selling, but a miscue between Hawk & Animal allows Morton to roll away and tag in Gibson. Hawk and Animal have words of confusion, and Gibson attacks Animal from behind and rolls him up for a nearfall. Animal starts to get worked over and isolated now with Cornette going nuts. Anytime Animal breaks through to get near or even make a tag, the ref is distracted by Cornette. After having seen enough, Hawk hops down, walks around and stands by Cornette as he's standing there dancing. Cornette turns and scares himself when he sees Hawk and falls back to his ass. Hawk's games with Cornette cost the LOD though, as Animal had finally taken down both RNRX members and went to tag Hawk but he was nowhere to be found. Hawk rushes back to his corner to try and get the tag, but RNRX attack Animal from behind and go back to working him over. They take him down with a Drop Toe Hold/Elbow Drop combonation for another nearfall. RNRX continue to work Animal over, but he starts to go into classic LOD no-selling territory, and he takes them both down with a double clothesline. He makes the dramatic tag to Hawk, and Hawk starts clearing house, and Animal joins in on the fun. Hawk hits Robert Gibson with a diving shoulderblock off a ropes sequence, and he starts calling for the Doomsday Device. Morton starts trying to avoid it by attacking Hawk, and Animal gets distracted when Cornette is yelling at the ref. Animal goes out after Cornette this time, and Gibson surprises him by jumping on him. Animal fends him off and sends him back into the ring, and Cornette manages to NAIL Animal in the back with the loaded racket, and he goes down! Hawk goes to look for Animal so they can set up the finish finally, but he's nowhere to be found! And before Hawk can react, RNRX IS BACK UP TO NAIL HIM WITH THE DOUBLE DROPKICK, DOUBLE PIN, AND RNRX BEAT THE LOD!
    Winner: The Rock 'n' Roll Express (13:27)

    Post-match, Hawk is still laid out from the Double Dropkick and the ref is checking on him. Animal slides back in, still favoring his back after Cornette nailed him with the racket, and he starts to check on Hawk -- but then he starts flipping out, kicking the ropes and yelling. Hawk starts to get up, and Hayes wonders a-loud who's going to blame who here. Sure enough, Hawk yells at Animal, asking where he was, he needed him. Animal yells back saying Hawk's BS got him caught up with Cornette, and he nailed him in the back. Hawk and Animal continue to yell inaudibly at each other back and fourth, AND ANIMAL SHOVES HAWK AWAY FROM HIM! Animal goes to leave, and Hawk grabs him and turns him around AND HAWK DECKS ANIMAL! GUYS C'MON NO! AND THE LEGION OF DOOM START FIST FIGHTING IN THE CENTER OF THE RING! They wrap into each other and start clobbering away. A bunch of referees and lower card superstars run out to break it up. They manage to split Hawk and Animal apart and get them into separate corners. Hawk has to be held back extra as he's fired up, but Animal just throws his arms up and leaves, walking to the back with his head down, cursing under his breath, and Hawk watches him walk away, still yelling at him.

    Backstage, Barry Windham is warming up for his match later on against Jeff Jarrett, hoping to finally get a big singles win and take home the NWA North American Heavyweight Championship. His partner Bradshaw walks up, and Windham looks ready for trouble. Bradshaw, instead, apologizes for everything and says he gets where Barry's coming from, and he should've understood. He's only been doing this for 6-7 years, but Barry's been doing it for over 15 years, and he needs this. Barry cuts him off and says he's been meaning to apologize, too. While Bradshaw's right about him needing and wanting this, it's the whole Ric Flair thing, man -- he can't shake him anywhere he goes in his career. Being in the Horsemen may have been more of a curse than it was a gift, and he's tired of Ric Flair overshadowing him. So he apologizes to Bradshaw as well, and asks if he means it when he says he has his back, Bradshaw says of course, always, and they shake hands and hug, and Windham goes back to getting ready for the match later on.

    We see a recap of Kane's continued path of destruction since apparently "burning" his brother the Undertaker alive, while trapped inside of a casket, at the Royal Rumble. Only this time, he ran into a Mastadon named Vader, who won't take this laying down. We're also reminded of Vader's lingering eye injury and his on-going feud with The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust.
    Match #3: Kane vs. Big Van Vader
    Vader rushes out to attack Kane on the floor as he makes his entrance, and for the first couple of minutes, the two behemoths brawl around the ringside area. The ref's not even going to attempt to get them under control. A good back and fourth pace going with Kane still looking like a monster, but Vader showing off some of that fiery babyface energy that's come through as of late. Kane winds up slamming Vader's face into the post and sending him into the ring to capitalize. He does some basic chokes and big boots, before going up top and hitting the flying clothesline reminiscent to his brother, The Undertaker. Kane takes his time, methodically picking apart Vader now, and he lifts him back up and attempts a Chokeslam, but he can't get the big man up! Vader uses this a chance to start pummeling away at Kane, bumrushing him into the corner. He hits him with a few shoulder thrusts to work the midsection and he starts with his awesome corner attack, lighting Kane up from head to toe with the big body punches. He steps back and squashes Kane with a couple of running splashes, and he has the ig man reeling! HE GETS KANE OFF HIS FEET FOR A BODYSLAM BAH GAWD! Vader's looking for a way to end this quickly, and he starts to climb up top for a Vadersault! BUT KANE SITS UP! Vader turns to see this and hops back down, going to attempt to stay on top of Kane, but instead Kane nails him in the bad eye AND HE LOCKS A CLAW~ ON TO VADER'S FACE, ADDING PRESSURE TO THE ALREADY TERRIBLY INJURED EYE THAT JUST WON'T HEAL. Vader stumbles all around, refusing to leave his feet, and he grabs onto Kane's arm and tumbles through the ropes, taking both of them hard to the floor to break the hold. Paul Bearer starts yelling at the referee in hopes of giving Kane an advantage, but as both men get up, Vader irish whips Kane hard into the steel steps. Kane goes tumbling over and actually has to take a second before getting back up to his feet. Vader reaches under the ring, AND HE PULLS OUT THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER AGAIN, AND HE SPRAYS IT ALL OVER KANE! He sends Kane back into the ring, AND HE MANAGES TO PLANT KANE WITH A POWERBOMB! THAT'S GOTTA BE IT! HE DRAGS HIM TO THE CORNER, VADERBOMB TI -- OH MY GOD KANE SAT UP, HE NO SOLD IT, HE'S RIGHT BACK UP! Vader can't believe it and turns halfway around on the middle rope, AND KANE GRABS HIM BY THE THROAT AND CHOKESLAMS HIM DOWN FROM THE MIDDLE THROAT GOOD LORD! He's not finished at all, he gets the big man up, and summoning some sort of hellacious strength -- KANE GETS VADER UP FOR THE TOMBSTONE, AND HE COVERS HIM TO GET THE BIG WIN!
    Winner: Kane (11:57)

    Post-match, Kane sets off the pyro, which he didn't get to do at the beginning of the match, but he's pissed off that Vader put up that much of a fight. He goes back to the floor and grabs the fire extinguisher Vader used, and he goes back into the ring. And as Vader gets back to his feet -- KANE CLOCKS HIM RIGHT IN THE INJURED EYE WITH THE EXTINGUISHER, AND VADER GOES DOWN WRITHING IN PAIN! Bearer laughs and calls Kane off, and they head to the back.

    After a couple of replays, some EMT's rush out to check on Vader, who's really badly hurt, and may have actually completely broken his orbital bone now, which would not be good news. The EMT's are checking on him -- but one of them seems a little off, he's even wearing a doctor's mask. He starts ordering the other EMT's around, and when they go to get the stretcher ready and grab the med bag -- THE EMT STARTS ATTACKING VADER, PUNCHING AWAY AT HIS EYE! HE RIPS OFF THE MASK -- IT'S AN UNMAKEUP'D GOLDUST, AND HE'S ASSAULTING THAT EYE! DAMN HIM TO HELL! The other EMT's rush back in to pull him off, but once they realize it's Goldust, they scurry away. Goldust drops a few elbow drops directly on Vader's face before picking up the heavy medical bag and just blatantly dropping it onto Vader's face. Goldust crawls over top of Vader and makes some weird faces and noises, before leaving and meeting up with Luna in the aisleway, and they freakishly celebrate to the back, as the real EMT's go back to trying to work on now, an even worse off than before Vader!

    Backstage, Michael Cole is standing by with Stone Cold Steve Austin. Cole asks him why he attacked Shawn Michaels earlier tonight, and Austin says he didn't do a damn thing, his hands are clean on this one, and it's probably another stupid little scheme concocted by DX, because Shawn Michaels is petrified of the ass whoopin' that is waiting for him at the hands of Stone Cold Steve Austin. BUT TRIPLE H WALKS U AND GETS IN AUSTIN'S FACE! He asks Austin what the Hell his problem is, and Austin warns him to get the bass out of his voice. Hunter yells that Austin just took out HBK, and now this match isn't gonna happen thanks to him! Austin again claims innocence, and asks if maybe Shawn slipped on one of his old excuses and hurt his back? Triple H attacks Austin now! Austin and Hunter start brawling at the interview set, but road agents are quickly there to diffuse the situation. Hunter yells that this ain't over, and Austin yells back that he can bet his ass that it ain't over!

    A recap of the Nation's, for lack of a better term, domination in the Rumble match, as well as their separate issues with each of the five men they face tonight, including the growing situation between Rock and Ken Shamrock. We also get a recap of the drama within the Nation, namely, the power struggle between it's leader Faarooq, and the Rock.
    We're reminded that the War of Attrition rules are relaxed, and the only way to win is via submission or surrender!

    Match #4: The Nation of Domination vs. Ken Shamrock, Tommy Dreamer, Ahmed Johnson, Steve Blackman & 2 Cold Scorpio [WAR OF ATTRITION MATCH]
    The Nation argues right off the bat about who should start, and Faarooq finally stops arguing and lets The Rock go in to start the match, but Rock freaks out when Shamrock starts the match for the other team! Shamrock chases Rock in and out of the ring, and the Nation jumps him on the floor, and that's all it takes for all 10 men to start brawling around ringside! That goes on for a couple of minutes before they finally go back to their respective corners and get this thing back under way, now with Rock tagging out to D'Lo. Shamrock roughs D'Lo up before tagging out to Steve Blackman, who karates D'Lo the fuck up. D'Lo tags out to Kama who rushes in, but Blackman catches him with a bicycle kick. Blackman and Scorpio go in and out on Kama, wearing the big man down. Scorpio works fast paced and tries to go up top, but as he spins down from the top, KAMA CATCHES HIM WITH A HEART PUNCH IN MID AIR! Kama goes for a cover, but the ref reminds him there's no pinfalls. Kama's argument allows Tommy Dreamer to reach in and tag himself in, and he attacks Kama from behind. Kama retreats out to Mark Henry, and Tommy looks nervous. Tommy tries taking the World's Strongest Man down, but he's a brick wall, and Mark Henry fucks up Tommy. He beats him down for a while in the corner and gets him with a big powerslam. He grabs Dreamer by the shirt and pants and THROWS HIM into the opposite corner, AND MARK HENRY DARES AHMED JOHNSON TO GET IN THE RING AND STEP UP TO THE PLATE!

    Ahmed looks around at his teammates and shrugs his shoulders, so he tags himself in and he goes up to Mark's face and they get into a staredown. They go back and fourth with big shots until Ahmed hits the ropes and launches himself at Mark Henry, BUT HENRY CATCHES HIM AND PLANTS HIM WITH A HIGH ANGLE FALLING POWERSLAM! Henry yells for Ahmed to surrender, and he says no, SO HENRY JUST SPLASHES HIM AGAIN! Henry yells again for his surrender, and Ahmed says no, SO HENRY GOES TO SPLASH A SECOND TIME -- BUT AHMED MOVES AND HENRY LANDS FLAT! Ahmed hulks up and he lifts Henry up, AND HE'S SETTING UP THE PEARL RIVER PLUNGE -- BUT HE CAN'T GET HIM BACK AND FALLS BACKWARDS INTO HIS CORNER! Faarooq gets the blind tag on Henry and charges into the ring after his old foe, BUT AHMED CATCHES HIM AND PLANTS HIM WITH A SPINEBUSTER! Ahmed lifts Faarooq up and gets him in an awful looking Dragon Sleeper, and The Rock charges in and hits Ahmed with a clothesline to break it up. Ahmed tags back out to Shamrock, and Shamrock starts lighting Faarooq up with kicks and strikes in the corner. Faarooq stumbles back out and Shamrock gets him with an overhead belly to belly, AND HE GETS HIM IN A FUJIWARA ARMBAR! Faarooq is screaming in pain, and Mark Henry charges into the ring and takes Shamrock out! The babyfaces charge in to go after Henry, and The Rock signals for D'Lo & Kama to go in and help Henry, and it's a five on three brawl with the babyfaces having the advantage. Faarooq rolls to the outside and Rock watches from the apron, avoiding the big fight!

    But on the floor, Faarooq uses his good arm to pull on Rock's foot and get his attention. Faarooq yells at Rock to get in there and help out, and Rock yells that he's got the rest of them on it, and Faarooq yells that they're getting their asses kicked! Tommy Dreamer lifts up D'Lo and plants him with a Death Valley Driver, and SCORPIO COMES DOWN WITH A TUMBLEWEED! Ahmed and Blackman double clothesline Kama out of the ring, and the babyfaces go into a 5 on 1 against big Mark Henry, all of them taking a chance to get shots in on him, and he's wobbling back and fourth. Ahmed hits a big pump kick, and Henry goes to teeter forward, AND SHAMROCK MANAGES TO GET HENRY DOWN WITH A SIDE BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX BAH GAWD! Shamrock goes to trap Henry in the Anklelock, but The Rock finally charges in and attacks Shamrock from behind. He starts firing away punches on all of the other babyface competitors, and eventually, D'Lo, Kama & Faarooq pull the other babyfaces out of the ring and start brawling with them. Rock goes to town on Tommy Dreamer and sends him to the ropes, planting him with a spinebuster -- AND HERE COMES THAT DAMN THEATRICAL ELBOW DROP AGAIN! Rock goes to one set of ropes, and then the other, BUT BEFORE HE CAN CONNECT, SHAMROCK RUSHES BACK IN AND CATCHES ROCK WITH AN OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY! HE GRABS THE ROCK'S LEG, AND HE TRAPS HIM IN THE ANKLELOCK!

    Rock holds on and holds on, trying to reach for the ropes, but he's just a hair's length away! The rest of the Nation is fending off the other babyfaces on the floor, and Faarooq manages to slam Scorpio into the post before turning around to see The Rock reaching for the ropes. Faarooq could EASILY pull Rock's hand onto the bottom rope and help break the hold, BUT HE HAS TO ACTUALLY THINK ABOUT IT?! Faarooq finally goes to reach in for Rock's hand -- BUT AHMED TACKLES HIM FROM THE SIDE ON THE FLOOR, AND SHAMROCK PULLS ROCK ALL THE WAY FROM THE ROPES, AND HE TAPS! THE ROCK TAPS OUT! THE ROCK TAPS OUT! THE ROCK TAPS OUT!
    Winners: Ken Shamrock, Ahmed Johnson, Steve Blackman, 2 Cold Scorpio & Tommy Dreamer (16:44)

    Post-match, the Nation is down and out on the floor, and the rest of the babyface team gets into the ring to break Shamrock off of The Rock before the decision is reversed like it was at the Rumble. Shamrock calms down a bit and celebrates with his team to the back, but still looks intense enough to kill someone if provoked.

    Back in the ring, the Nation starts to get back into the ring, and Rock is rolling around grabbing at his ankle. D'Lo rushes over and checks on The Rock, and Faarooq yells at D'Lo to get up and let him get on his feet like a man. Mark Henry yells at Faarooq to knock it off, and Kama steps up and gets in Mark Henry's face. Faarooq calms Kama down, but Kama brushes him off and stays in Henry's face, so Faarooq shoves Kama off to the side, AND NOW KAMA GETS IN FAAROOQ'S FACE! Amidst all of this trouble, the Rock finally does pick himself up and he starts yelling at EVERYBODY! He points his finger in ALL of their faces and he puts the blame on ALL of their shoulders, saying he had this won, but THEY screwed up! Rock limps over and snatches his title away from the time keeper -- AND ROCK WALKS OUT ON THE NATION AGAIN! Faarooq yells for The Rock to get his ass back here, and The Rock turns back around and stares at Faarooq. Faarooq grabs a microphone and says that if the Rock doesn't get his ass back down here, then he's done, HE IS OUT OF THE NATION OF DOMINATION! Rock raises his eyebrow -- BUT THEN SCOFFS AND LEAVES ANYWAY! WHOA! Faarooq turns around and points out to the Nation that The Rock wasn't the wannabe leader he thought he was, and he just abandonned them for good! That seems to be enough of a wake-up call for the other Nation members, and as Faarooq orders it, they all stand in line and raise their fists up in solidarity! HAS THE ROCK LEFT THE NATION OF DOMINATION?!

    Backstage, Kevin Kelly is standing by with Sgt. Slaughter. He asks the Commissioner about the status of Shawn Michaels. He says that Shawn has refused to go to the hospital and recieve medical attention, and he's trying to say that he still wants to compete, but it's clear that he's hurt, he still hasn't been able to get up off the floor. Kevin asks if that means the main event is in jeopardy, and Slaughter says absolutely not. This match is happening, and either Hunter and the Outlaws can find a replacement, or this can become a 4 on 3 handicap match, either way, this match is happening, and that's an order!

    The NWA North American Heavyweight Title match is up next. Barry Windham makes his entrance first, solo, to a pretty nice sized pop as we're just a few hours down the road from Sweetwater, Texas. Jeff Jarrett's out next with the NWA contingent, and he does his whole schtick on the way out. Just as JR's pointing out that referee Tommy Young is going to be officiating this match, he's interrupted by Howard Finkel, who just recieved a message from a stage hand. Finkel interrupts the proceedings to announce that while this is an NWA North American Heavyweight Championship match, it is on a SANCTIONED World Wrestling Federation Pay-Per-View, therefore, it must be competed under WWF rules. Therefore, by orders of Commissioner Slaughter, referee Tommy Young's services will NOT be required this evening!

    With that being said, Finkel continues, there were no licensed WWF officials on stand by for this match. So due to the circumstances, a special referee has been assigned to officiate the match --

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    IT'S RIC FLAIR, AND BOTH WINDHAM & JARRETT ARE PISSED OFF ABOUT THIS! Ric Flair comes out in a referee's shirt, strutting down the aisle, style and profile. Windham and Jarrett both start yelling at him, but Flair just shrugs his shoulders and calls for the bell!

    Match #5: Jeff Jarrett [c] vs. Barry Windham [NWA North American Heavyweight Championship] [Special Referee: Ric Flair]
    Windham is still flipping out at Flair, and Jarrett uses it as a chance to roll Windham up for a pin, FLAIR COUNTS, ONE! TWO! KICKOUT! Windham goes right at Jarrett now and starts beating him down. Flair tries to reprimand him, but Windham ignores him, so Flair threatens to DQ him. Jarrett bails out to the floor once Windham backs out, so Windham goes right out after him. Jarrett pulls Colonel Parker in his way, and Parker tries to calm Windham down, but Windham tosses him out of the way. Windham keeps going after Jarrett on the floor, BUT RNRX HIT THE DOUBLE DROPKICK FROM BEHIND TO TAKE WINDHAM DOWN! Flair's cutting this off at the head, AND HE EJECTS THE RNRX FROM RINGSIDE! Jarrett sends Windham back into the ring and starts working over the right leg, going after Windham's bad knees. Jarrett talks shit to Flair the entire time, but Flair takes it all in stride. Windham works his way up, but Jarrett sends him stumbling towards the ropes with a big dropkick off a ropes sequence. Windham turns and falls across the middle rope, and Jarrett runs and straddles across Windham's back! Flair backs Jarrett off and they get into an argument, AND CORNETTE STARTS BRINGING THE RACKET ACROSS THE BACK OF WINDHAM'S NECK TO CHOKE HIM! Flair backs him off and warns Cornette now. Jarrett goes back to work on Windham's legs, but he gets too cocky and Windham traps him with an inside cradle! BUT FLAIR'S STILL ARGUING WITH CORNETTE! Windham pops out of the pin and as Jarrett gets up, Windham takes him down with a big lariat. Windham gets up and starts yelling at Flair, and Flair yells back, warning Windham to watch himself. Windham starts to go back to work on Flair for a while, but Windham's continued ire of Flair being there allows Jarrett to clip the bad knee and go back to work on it. He drags him back up to the ropes and sets up another rope straddle, BUT WINDHAM MOVES AND JARRETT CROTCHES HIMSELF ON THE ROPES! Jarrett hops back and Windham lights him up with big punches. He pulls him in for a short arm clothesline, but Jarrett ducks. Windham spins, kicks him in the gut and plants him with a Powerbomb and covers for a nearfall! Windham yelled at Flair for an accused slow count. When Windham turns, Jarrett's able to grab him in for a quick DDT and he goes for a cover, but Flair purposely takes his time on this one, and Jarrett loses it, threatening to hit Flair, and Flair begs him to do it. Jarrett goes back to work on Windham's leg and sets up the Figure Four, and Flair turns because Cornette is on the apron to yell at Flair after the slow count. Windham kicks Jarrett out of the Figure Four set-up, Jarrett collides into Flair from behind, and Flair accidentally nails Cornette off the apron! Flair turns and starts yelling at Jarrett, and Jarrett yells back about Cornette getting knocked down. Windham's back up and he goes to nail Jarrett with a Lariat from behind, but JARRETT DUCKS, AND WINDHAM NAILS FLAIR! Jarrett spins Windham around and goes to kick him, but Windham catches his leg, AND WINDHAM PULLS HIM IN FOR A LARIAT! Windham sends Jarrett up onto the top and he plants him with a Superplex, that's gotta be it! Windham covers, but Flair is still out from the accidental lariat! And damnit, here comes the RNRX back out! They slide in and start putting the boots to Windham, and Cornette & Parker get in to join in on the melee. BUT HERE COMES BRADSHAW TO SAVE THE DAY! Bradshaw takes out both RNRX members and chases Parker away. Cornette goes to nail Bradshaw with the racket, but Bradshaw yanks it away -- AND AS HE DOES HE ACCIDENTALLY NAILS WINDHAM! Cornette yanks the racket away as Bradshaw looks on in horror at what he just did, and the RNRX come back in with a Double Dropkick to send Bradshaw out of the ring! RNRX clear out, and Jarrett crawls over and drapes an arm across Windham's chest. Flair pulls himself back up, still out of it, and against his beter judgment -- he makes the three count, damnit, Jarrett retains!
    Winner: ...and STILL NWA North American Heavyweight Champion, Jeff Jarrett (12:33)

    Post-match, Bradshaw gets back up and grabs a chair, and he chases RNRX, Cornette & Parker to the back like a mad man, and Windham is still out in the ring. Jarrett stumbles up to his feet and Flair grits his teeth as he forces the title into Jarrett's hands. Jarrett could let it die there, but instead -- he asks, nay, he DEMANDS that Ric Flair raises his arm in victory! Flair is beside himself with anger, and he shakes his head. Jarrett yells that he's the winner, he's still the champ, and Flair's the referee, so he needs to raise his arm in victory! Flair is so angry, but he obliges, and he raises Jarrett's arm in the air, and Jarrett is all smiles from ear to ear -- BUT FLAIR PULLS HIM IN FOR A CLOTHESLINE! HE GRABS JARRET'S LEGS, AND HE LOCKS JARRETT IN THE FIGURE FOUR! Jarrett is screaming and tapping out like a mad man! Flair keeps it locked on, looking like a man possessed, WOOOOO'ing up a storm. Flair gets back up and celebrates to the back, and Jarrett rolls around in pain back in the ring.

    A video package airs, highlighting how we got to this point. We see the working relationship between the Outlaws and DX blossoming since the end of 1997, with both teams helping the other with their dirty work. We see Owen losing the title, Austin winning the Rumble and Funk & Cactus getting shoved off the stage in a dumpster. We see Austin/Owen highlights where DX and the Outlaws attacked, hoping that would take away a "#1 contender", and it turned into a brawl where Cactus & Funk, who had escaped from the hospital, returned to make the save. It ends with clips from this past RAW, where Austin stole the WWF Title in revenge for the title-in-the-face angle the week before. Shawn tried to have Hunter & Chyna get the Quebecers & Godwinns to help out, but they failed. Shawn refused to let the Outlaws do it, wanting to do it himself, and wound up leading Austin into a set-up -- but Austin had already led Shawn into a set-up, and RAW came to a big time ending with a show closing brawl!
    JR & Hayes talk about all that we just saw, but mention that it may not be able to go down as planned now. He says that Shawn Michaels has finally agreed to be sent to the hospital for further medical evaluation, and this match is either going to become 4 on 3, or maybe in this short time perio,d Hunter and the Outlaws have found a replacement partner?

    D-Generation-X's music hits and Triple H comes out all by himself. We're reminded that earlier tonight, Sgt. Slaughter banned Chyna and Rick Rude from this match, so neither side had any outside help, and so that this issue came to a final finish here tonight before we head on to WrestleMania 14.

    The New Age Outlaws are out next, and while they go through their normal schtick, you can tell their confidence is shaken as they enter the ring. Road Dogg is seen asking Hunter what the Hell they're going to do, and Hunter is stoic and unresponsive, not sure what to say.

    Owen Hart is out next to a big pop and he walks out with the European Title to the end of the entry way, staring down Triple H and the Outlaws. Next out is Cactus Jack, also out to a big pop, and he stands side by side with Owen Hart, looking up at the treacherous trio in the ring. Terry Funk comes out next to a MASSIVE homestate pop and he plays up to it completely before joining Owen and Cactus at ringside.

    Finally, the glass breaks, AND HERE COMES STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN, YEAH! THE ARENA ERUPTS FOR THEIR HERO AS HE MARCHES OUT!

    WHAM!

    FROM OUT OF NOWHERE, AUSTIN IS DESTROYED WITH A STEEL CHAIR SHOT TO THE HEAD -- AND IT'S SHAWN MICHAELS?! WHAT?! HE'S FINE?! GOD *DAMN* HIM! STRAIGHT TO HELL, DAMNIT! Cactus, Owen & Funk turn to see this and go to run after Shawn, but Triple H and the Outlaws attack them from behind on the floor, IT WAS A SET-UP ALL ALONG TO GET AUSTIN OUT OF THE PICTURE, AND NOW, IT REALLY IS A 4 on 3 HANDICAP MATCH!

    Match #6: D-Generation-X & The New Age Outlaws vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin, Owen Hart, Cactus Jack & Terry Funk [Unsanctioned 8-Man Tag Team Match]
    Shawn runs down to join in the fray and, as mentioned, it completely is a 4 on 3 handicap match now. The camera switches back to a shot of Austin laid out in the entry way, and not only is he unconcious, but blood's begun to pour out from his head and is covering his face! DX and the Outlaws have the clear advantage, and since there's no legitimate rules, they just start beating down Owen Hart and the still injured Cactus & Funk around the ringside area! Shawn and Hunter double irish whip Owen into the steel steps, meanwhile, Cactus & Funk are able to hold their own just briefly enough against the Outlaws, before DX jump them from behind and it falls into a 4 on 2. They send Funk and Cactus into the ring, and all four start reaching under the ring and pulling out weapons, throwing them into the ring! They take enough time doing that, that Cactus & Funk are able to arm themselves. The Outlaws hit the ring, and Funk & Cactus start nailing them with trash can lids, broomsticks and cookie sheets! Triple H and Shawn regroup on the outside, BUT OWEN DIVES ONTO BOTH OF THEM AND TAKES THEM DOWN TO THE FLOOR, FUCK YEAH! THE BABYFACES ARE BACK IN CONTROL! Owen takes Shawn and throws him into the guard rail, and Shawn's down for a bit. Owen starts pummeling away on Triple H back around ringside, and he drags him over to the Spanish Announce Table. He clears it off and puts Triple H on top of it, and he starts to head over to the apron, but Shawn is back up and tackles Owen back down to the ground to save Triple H. He helps Triple H off the table, and the two DX members go back to double teaming Owen on the outside, while the Outlaws and Cactus & Funk are having a legitimate hardcore match back inside of the ring with all of the weapons!

    Shawn & Hunter continue to pummel Owen around the ringside area, and they start to peel back the mats to unveil the concrete. THEY'RE GOING TO PILEDRIVE OWEN INTO THE CONCRETE, NO! NO, DAMNIT!

    BUT WAIT, HERE COMES AUSTIN! HERE COMES AN UNSTABLE AND BLOODY, YET PISSED OFF AND PROVOKED RATTLESNAKE, AND HE'S GOING RIGHT FOR MICHAELS! Shawn slides into the ring to escape Austin, and Austin slides in right after him, but the Outlaws immediatley put the boots to Austin as he slides in to keep him at bay, and Shawn escapes to the floor. He starts throwing a fit that Austin's back up and in this match, and Hunter comes over panicked too, their plan has failed! The Outlaws continue to beat Austin down back in the ring, but Cactus & Funk are back up to help beat the Outlaws down, and Austin slowly gets back to his feet. Hunter slides in and goes after Cactus and Dogg is on top of Funk. Billy Gunn tries to keep Austin down. He gets him with a kick to the gut and goes for a Rocker Dropper, but Austin moves and Gunn lands hard on the mat! Austin starts using the weapons! WHAM! Trash can shot to Billy Gunn! WHAM! Cookie sheet shot to Billy Gunn! WHHHAAAAM! HE BREAKS A BROOMSTICK ACROSS GUNN'S BACK! He goes to pull him in for a Stone Cold Stunner, but Gunn has JUST enough in him to push Austin off and Gunn rolls out to the floor. Road Dogg goes after Austin, but Austin starts getting him with weapons shots now. Shawn Michaels sneaks into the ring and he starts to lightly tune up the band, BUT OWEN CUTS HIM OFF WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK OUT OF NOWHERE, FUCK YEAH! The babyfaces are back in control of the match, and during his rest period, Owen set up a table on the floor! He goes back out and is able to lift it up to Cactus in the ring, and they rest it up in the corner. Cactus grabs Billy Gunn by the hair and whips him into Owen, AND OWEN GETS HIM WITH A POWERSLAM THROUGH THE CORNERED TABLE, GOOD LORD! Terry Funk starts to go after Shawn Michaels now -- BUT WHAM, A THUNDEROUS CHAIR SHOT BY TRIPLE H THAT KNOCKS FUNK STRAIGHT THE HELL OUT!

    Shawn gets back up after the spinning heel kick from Owen, and he stumbles up and backwards right into another person who's a bit woozy, and when they turn -- IT'S AUSTIN! Michaels eyes grow wide, AND AUSTIN GRABS AT HIM, BUT MICHAELS BAILS OUT OF THE RING, AND HE LEADS AUSTIN ON A CHASE AGAIN! Road Dogg slides out and cuts Austin off, and again, Austin fails to get his hands on Shawn Michaels. Meanwhile, Triple H has continued to light up the middle aged and crazy Terry Funk with chair shots, but Cactus comes to his partner's aide and hits Triple H with a Cactus Clothesline from the side and takes both himself and Triple H out of the ring! Back in the ring, Owen and Austin are fighting off the Outlaws. Gunn hits a blatant kick to the groin of Austin, and they send him out of the ring. The camera pans to him, and Austin still looks dazed from the wicked chair shot by Michaels earlier, which has still left him a bloody mess.

    All hell has broken loose, and the camera gets a good shot of referee Earl Hebner looking absolutely lost and frightened in the midst of all of this carnage. We're reminded that he's only here to count the pinfall or submission, he has no power to stop any of this, but something's gotta give! Cactus goes back into the ring after the Outlaws, who were pounding on Owen Hart, and he starts valiantly attacking both of them from behind. He gets Road Dogg with a back drop onto the stop sign, and he ducks a Billy Gunn attack and rams him into the corner. He sits Gunn up in the corner and takes a big piece of the broken table from earlier, bracing it across Gunn's face. He goes back and grabs Road Dogg, AND HE WHIPS ROAD DOGG RIGHT INTO GUNN, GOODNESS GRACIOUS!

    Cactus stands back to celebrate what he just did and let off a little BANG BANG, and when he turns, SHAWN NAILS HIM WITH A SURPRISE SWEET CHIN MUSIC! Shawn starts barking orders now, and Triple H & the Outlaws get back into the ring. Owen, Funk & Austin are all down around ringside, and all four men start beating the shit out of Cactus Jack now. Road Dogg goes under the ring and he pulls out a roll of BARBED WIRE, OH GOD! Shawn continues to bark orders, and the OUTLAWS WRAP THE BARBED WIRE AROUND CACTUS JACK'S HEAD! Shawn lifts the steel chair back up, slams it on the mat a few times, AND WHAM! HE NAILS THE BARBED WIRED HEAD OF CACTUS JACK -- BUT HE DOESN'T GO DOWN! SO SHAWN NAILS HIM AGAIN, WHAM! AND A THIRD TIME, WHAM, SOMEBODY STOP THIS! Cactus finally falls out of the ring and is completely out of it, and the heels start to celebrate. Shawn turns to Hunter and say now they're going to take out Owen Hart, but the Outlaws aren't finished. They lift up Terry Funk, who's out on his feet, and Dogg holds him up as Gunn charges him with the steel chair -- BUT FUNK SLIPS OUT AND DOGG IS NAILED ACCIDENTALLY BY BILLY GUNN! Triple H, meanwhile, has lifted Owen Hart to his feet and THUD, he plants him with a Pedigree. But HBK says that's not good enough, DO ANOTHER ONE! Hunter gleefully lifts Owen up and goes to plant him with another Pedigree -- BUT HERE COMES AUSTIN! MICHAELS BAILS OUT OF THE RING JUST OUT OF AUSTIN'S GRASPS AGAIN! Hunter spins Austin around, BUT AUSTIN KICKS HIM IN THE GUT! BOOM! STONE COLD STUNNER TO HELMSLEY! The Outlaws attack again, BUT AUSTIN HAS LOST IT, AND HE JUST GOES BACK AND FOURTH, FIRING AWAY WITH THE BIG PUNCHES! BOOM! STONE COLD STUNNER TO ROAD DOGG! Austin turns and he calls for Shawn Michaels to get his sorry ass back in the ring -- BUT SHAWN GRABS THE WWF TITLE AND STARTS MARCHING AWAY TO THE BACK! Austin watches him retreat like a coward, AND BILLY GUNN GOES TO NAIL AUSTIN WITH THE STOP SIGN, BUT AUSTIN DUCKS! Gunn bounces into the ropes and spins, annnnnd -- BOOM! STUNNER TO BILLY GUNN! AUSTIN COVERS!

    ONE!

    TWO!

    THREE!

    MY GOD WHAT A MATCH.
    Winners: Stone Cold, Owen Hart, Cactus Jack & Terry Funk (21:34)

    Post-match, Stone Cold starts to celebrate and he watches as Michaels continues to back away towards the entryway. Shawn gets confidence in him once he's far enough away, and he raises the WWF Title up in the air. JR yells that Shawn may have gotten his cheap shot in and avoided Austin otherwise tonight, but he won't be able to do that in just FORTY-TWO DAYS TIME at WRESTLEMANIA! Helmsley is wobbly and back up on the apron, stumbling around -- SO AUSTIN RUSHES AND KNOCKS HELMSLEY OFF THE APRON, AND *NOW* HE GOES THROUGH THE SPANISH ANNOUNCE TABLE THAT WAS SET UP FOR A FALL EARLIER ON! AND HERE COMES CHYNA AS AUSTIN CONTINUES TO CELEBRATE! Chyna gets into the ring and cuts off Austin's celebration.

    Chyna starts yelling at Austin, AND SHE SHOVES HIM! Austin laughs and looks at the ground, not wanting to go that route, and JR yells that if Chyna were a man, she'd have met a different fate by now. And just as he says that, CHYNA SHOVES AUSTIN BACK AGAIN! AND SHE GIVES AUSTIN THE DOUBLE MIDDLE FINGER, OH NO! Austin laughs all of it off and tries to let cooler heads prevail, and he goes to leave -- but Chyna stops him, AND SLAPS HIM ACROSS THE FACE! The referee stops Chyna and tells her to get the Hell out of here, and Chyna yells at the referee, but --



    AND STONE COLD FINISHES CELEBRATING TO END THE SHOW! BAH GAWD, WE ARE ON THE ROAD TO WRESTLEMANIA XIV!

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    EDIT: To anyone who reads this, we're obviously getting to an era here where most of the Main Event stuff for the next 9-10 months is pristine. I've done my best to change how we get to certain points, but I beg of you to understand that even in a re-booking, there are just certain things you cannot change. Thanks in advance for your understanding.

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    WWF World Heavyweight Champion: Shawn Michaels (Since 12/27/1997)
    WWF Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (Since 12/8/1997)
    WWF European Champion: Owen Hart (Since 1/18/1998)
    WWF World Tag Team Champions: New Age Outlaws (Since 11/17/1997)
    WWF Light Heavyweight Champion: Brian Christopher (Since 1/18/1998)
    NWA North American Heavyweight Champion: Jeff Jarrett (Since 1/5/1998)



    WWF RAW IS WAR
    FEBRUARY 16TH, 1998
    AMARILLO, TX


    We see clips from the hellacious main event at No Way Out last night, including Shawn Michaels' scheme to eliminate Steve Austin, Austin's comeback and eventual win after Michaels' bailed, and Austin hitting Chyna with a Stunner to close the show, the first time anyone's gotten one over physically on Chyna. Tonight, there's rumors swirling that Chyna and DX may seek legal action, and the Rattlesnake is here LIVE to respond to those rumors!

    TONIGHT: THE FALL OUT FROM NO WAY OUT! OWEN/DOGG FOR THE EURO TITLE!

    JR is in the ring and he welcomes out his guest, the #1 contender for the WWF Title, STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN! Crowd goes nuts as Austin marches out, looking pissed off as usual. JR talks about Austin's superhuman run last night in the Main Event, after almost falling prey to DX's plan. Austin says ain't nothing superhuman about it, he's motivated by getting his hands on Shawn Michaels' ass and winning that WWF Title. And last night, Shawn Michaels only did two things: delay the inevitable and piss off Steve Austin even more than before. As far as WrestleMania goes, if he thinks it's gonna be that easy like his stupid little game last night, he's got another thing coming, and so does Mike Tyson if he wants to try and make a move, as well. JR uses that as a chance to plug the fact that Mike Tyson will be LIVE on RAW in two weeks, and Austin says that so will he, and he's ready to throw down with the Baddest Man on the Planet.

    JR then goes into Austn hitting the Stunner on Chyna last night, and mentions how DX is now considering legal action against him for "assaulting her". Austin repeats, DX can try any games they want, it ain't gonna change the outcome of what awaits Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania. And if Triple H or even Chyna want to step in his way again, he'll kick their ass, man or woman, it don't matter.

    Suddenly, live via satellite on the Titantron, D-Generation-X interrupts the interview segment. They're having a few drinks at a small party, which is revealed to be at Shawn Michaels' home in San Antonio. Shawn says his idea last night was a master plan, and it would've gone off without a hitch, but don't blame DX -- their partners are the ones to blame. The Outlaws screwed it up, the Outlaws caused the miscues, and the Outlaws dropped the fall. Maybe they had the wrong idea trying to help the Outlaws come along, but that's fine. There's still plenty of time to get the job done, and a perfect time seems to be in two weeks when Steve Austin, Mike Tyson and hell, even Owen Hart are all in the same arena with DX. The camera pans from the bar Michaels is standing at to the pool table, where Hunter is playing pool with Chyna, who's wearing a neckbrace. Hunter talks shit on Austin for what he did to Chyna, and asks what kind of monster could puts his hands on a woman, much less a defenseless, delicate flower like Chyna? Helmsley says of course they could sue, but he's already talked both Shawn and Chyna out of that. Instead, he wants to hurt Austin more -- in that ring, next week on RAW. Shawn won't be on RAW next week, but he will, and he wants Stone Cold one on one in that ring. Austin is on board with that idea totally, and says Triple H has an ass whooping coming his way courtesy of the REAL Baddest Man on the Planet, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and that's the bottom line, 'cause Stone Cold said so!

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    Back from break, The Rock is already in the ring with the Intercontinental Title, and a couple of wrapped presents, one bigger than the rest. He grabs a mic and he politely and respectfully asks for the rest of the Nation of Domination to make their way out here so he can explain himself once and for all. About a minute or so passes before Faarooq leads the rest of the Nation out, none of them looking too happy with The Rock after last night. Once they're in the ring, Rock says he's about to do something that's hard for him to do, something he literally never does -- and that's apologize. He was in the wrong last night, he overreacted and he hasn't been doing things for the best interests of the Nation as of late. So to make up for this, he's gotten them all gifts. He hands over three wrapped boxes to Mark Henry, Kama and D'Lo. They open them up, and Rock reveals them to be $15,000 a piece gold rolex watches, which greatly pleases all three men who try them on and thank the Rock.

    Rock turns towards Faarooq and admits he owes him the biggest apology of them all. He hasn't shown the proper respect for Faarooq as a leader or a man, and that's The Rock's fault, nobody else's. So he got him a gift greater than any watch, greater than anything you could imagine. He brings over something large on a tripod with a black cover over it. Faarooq seems confused, but is willing to bite. He rips the black cloth off to reveal the gift to be -- A FRAMED PORTRAIT OF THE ROCK HOLDING THE IC TITLE! Rock puts the "beauty" and "elegance" of the portrait over, but Faarooq starts to get mad. He lifts the portrait up off of the tripod and goes to react -- but Steve Blackman interrupts and makes his way out for their match, so Rock takes the portrait out of the ring for safe keeping.

    1. Steve Blackman def. Faarooq with a roll-up in 4:31. A decent enough back and fourth, stemming still from the match from last night. The camera keeps cutting to The Rock admiring the portrait of himself, holding it up and showing it off. Faarooq keeps looking over to see this and grows increasingly annoyed. He catches Blackman coming off a ropes run with a powerslam, and uses that as a chance to reach over the ropes and rip the portrait away from The Rock! Faarooq starts yelling at him, and Rock yells back -- and that's all the distraction Blackman needs to roll Faarooq up and get the huge win!

    Post-match, Blackman escapes to the back celebrating, and Faarooq gets up more pissed off than before. The Rock storms into the ring and goes to save the portrait, but Faarooq quickly grabs it away from him and continues to yell. The Nation rush into the ring to try and get in between the two -- but it's no use, Faarooq SMASHES the portrait and rips it apart! The Rock FREAKS out and falls to his knees, trying to pick up the pieces of the portrait and save it! Faarooq throws the remains down and stomps off to the back, with the rest of the Nation not sure what to do or where to go!

    Kind of randomly, we see a video package of Michael "PS" Hayes during his days with the Fabulous Freebirds as they ran roughshod over World Class Championship Wrestling and the rest of Texas, lighting the world on fire with their feud with the Von Erich Family. In a voice over, JR puts over Hayes' career and contributions to the business, even nowadays, behind the scenes for the World Wrestling Federation. And tonight, they honor him.
    "Badstreet USA" hits in the arena to a huge pop and much like the beginning of the PPV last night, Michael Hayes comes dancing out in the Badstreet t-shirt with a Stars 'n' Bars flag draped over his shoulders. The crowd goes nuts for the blast from the past and Hayes sings his way down the aisle and heads towards the ring, where he continues dancing and singing. JR starts to explain how they're going to be honoring Michael Hayes tonight --

    LIGHTS OUT. ARENA RED, GOD DAMNIT NO, IT'S KANE!

    Hayes freezes his in tracks and looks on in horror as Kane starts to march his way down the aisle being led by Paul Bearer! During his entrance, JR screams about what Kane was capable of last night when he defeated Vader, but damnit, GET OUT OF THERE, HAYES! FLY FREEBIRD, FLY! Kane starts to reach up to the apron and get into the ring, BUT MICHAEL HAYES HAS TAKEN OFF HIS COWBOY BOOT AND BLASTS KANE IN THE HEAD WITH IT! Kane stumbles back a bit and Hayes is shocked he was able to get a shot off. The crowd starts chanting for Hayes, so he charges forward to nail Kane with the boot again -- BUT KANE STOPS HIM IN HIS TRACKS WITH A HAND AROUND THE THROAT! NO KANE, DON'T DO IT, DON'T DO IT DAMNIT! CHOKESLAM, STRAIGHT TO HELL! But no, the Big Red Monster isn't done -- HE LIFTS THE FREEBIRD UP, AND DAMNIT, HE SPIKES HIM DOWN WITH A TOMBSTONE! Paul Bearer bends over and yells at Hayes for whatever reason, and the camera picks him up saying that Kane's path of destruction is continuing on! Kane sets the corners on fire and heads to the back, with a jovial Paul Bearer, as EMT's rush out to check on Michael Hayes!

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    LAST NIGHT, NO WAY OUT: We see clips of TAKA overcoming another fake "Aguila", this time Brian Christopher, en route to beating Jerry Lawler to earn himself a title shot, which he will recieve at WrestleMania.
    On commentary, Lawler flips out about the decision and says he really hopes Sgt. Slaughter reconsiders, because it's just not fair. But just to prove to TAKA Michinoku and the world, he's not even going to stand up at ringside to offer support, he'll continue to prove his innocence so Sgt. Slaughter takes back that ridiculous stipulation.

    2. Brian Christopher [c] def. Aguila with the Tennessee Jam to retain the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship in 6:02. Real Aguila this time, and Christopher has a pretty easy time with him. Tennessee Jam puts it away.

    Post-match, Lawler now gets up applauding and goes to grab a microphone. He points out Brian Christopher being the premiere Light Heavyweight in the WWF. And while he's still hoping that Sgt. Slaughter revokes that ridiculous stipulation from that sham of a match last night, tonight was further proof that Brian Christopher doesn't need Jerry Lawler or anybody else, and at WrestleMania, TAKA Michinoku would be in big trouble.

    LAST NIGHT, NO WAY OUT: We see the surprise announcement of Ric Flair being made the Special Guest Referee since, even though it was an NWA title match, it was on a WWF sanctioned show, giving the WWF control of the officiating. Both Jarrett & Windham had their issues with Flair, and the match ended when Bradshaw attempted to prevent Cornette interference, but inadvertently hit his partner Barry Windham with the loaded racket instead. A disoriented Ric Flair, following an accidental lariat from Barry Windham earlier on, got back up and was forced to count 3 for a Jeff Jarrett victory. Post-match, Jarrett demanded Flair raise his arm in victory, and after teasing to do so, Flair instead attacked him and trapped him in the Figure Four!
    Ric Flair's music hits and he comes out to a thunderous ovation per usual. JR is already in the ring and he welcomes out Flair as his guest. Flair does his usual schtick to start off, but he cuts himself off. He says he's got a feeling that he just can't shake, and that feeling is one of pure hatred towards Jeff Jarrett. He says of course he still has it out for Jarrett because of EVERYTHING that has gone on since OCTOBER of 1996, OCTOBER! But now, to make things worse, what gets drug through the mud? What has to be soiled and tainted because of an association with Jeff Jarrett? A company HE MADE, a company HE HELPED BUILD -- an organization that only survived the 80's because of RIC FLAIR, and once he made his way over to the WWF -- POOF, KAPUT! OVER, IT WAS FINISHED! And now Jarrett?! Cornette?! MORTON AND GIBSON?! They want to try and dig it up, they want to tarnish HIS LEGACY? Then, game on boys, WOOOOOO -- Game. On.

    Suddenly, the Blackjacks music hits and Barry Windham starts marching out, pointing his finger at Flair, and he's ready to go after him. But Bradshaw runs down after him and tries holding him back. Flair grabs the mic from JR and dares Windham to make a move, because he's sick of this on again off again BS. Either take your shot, or get the Hell out of here. Bradshaw finally gets a mic from a stage hand and says this is ridiculous. Regardless of that reunion back around Survivor Series, this is clearly something that's been brewing for years now. And if there's that much of a problem, then just have a damn match and settle it once and for all. Windham yells at Bradshaw to stay the Hell out of this, he's got no idea what he's talking about -- but Flair interrupts and says he accepts, AND HE WANTS IT TONIGHT! That's all Windham needed to hear, AND WINDHAM ACCEPTS ! BAH GAWD, WE'VE GOT OURSELVES A MATCH! RIC FLAIR RETURNS TO IN-RING ACTION TONIGHT?!

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    LAST NIGHT, NO WAY OUT: We see the closing moments of the War of Attrition match, with Shamrock trapping The Rock in the Anklelock to get him to tap out. We're told that because of that win, Shamrock has earned himself a rematch against The Rock for the Intercontinental Title at WrestleMania XIV!
    3. Ken Shamrock def. Tracey Smothers with an Anklelock in 1:18. Shamrock destroys Tracey quickly and gets him to tap to the Anklelock.

    Post-match, he's snapped, and Dirty White Boy & Chris Hamrick run out to pull him off. But it only takes Shamrock a couple of seconds to start taking both of them out, as well, with a series of belly to belly suplexes. He traps Smothers in the Anklelock again until the referee calls for extra help from the back. Shamrock has that crazed look in his eye, and the refs finally convince him to break the hold. Shamrock walks to the back, and JR yells THAT is what awaits the Rock at WrestleMania XIV in just 6 weeks!

    At commentary, JR & Lawler talk over still photos of the LOD losing to the RNRX last night in their first ever encounter, and afterwards, they got into a legitimate fight that was far worse than any blow up they've had recently. But what you didn't see, and what may have been more damning, is what happened behind the scenes, and they have that footage for us now...

    LAST NIGHT, NO WAY OUT [BEHIND THE SCENES]: Cameras caught up with the continued argument between Hawk and Animal as a hoard of referees and agents got in between them, trying to maintain order between the two. BUT THEY START LAYING OUT THE ROAD AGENTS & OFFICIALS SO THEY CAN GET BACK AT EACH OTHER AND FIGHT SOME MORE! A bunch of undercard wrestlers finally rush out of the locker room and get in between the two, managing to trap Hawk by his arms, and force Animal away towards a nearby locker room, as both LOD members continued to yell at each other from a distance.
    JR says that thankfully, even though the cameras didn't catch this, cooler heads eventually prevailed and they were able to calm themselves down, settling the issue at least for the time being. He said that they were being given some more time off to try and figure things out, but they'd be back on RAW in 2 weeks time, and hopefully, the legendary Legion of Doom would stay together to fight another day!

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    EARLIER TONIGHT: We see bits and pieces of the promo exchange between Ric Flair and Barry Windham, leading to their match coming up next.
    4. Ric Flair def. Barry Windham with a backslide in 10:26. Good, long-ish match with some dramatic moments. Bradshaw is at ringside and he talks Windham out of cheating a couple of times. Windham lets that get to him too much, and he grows even angrier when his lack of cheating allows Ric Flair to pull out some of his classic "dirtiest tricks". Flair goes to set-up the Figure Four on Windham, but Windham blatantly blocks it by shoving his foot hard into Flair's groin! The ref was out of position, but Bradshaw saw it and gets up to to yell at Windham that he's better than that. Windham starts pointing at Bradshaw and telling him to go to the back and stay out of this, he has no idea what this is all about. The Blackjacks continue to argue, and a weakened Flair gets up and he grabs Windham with a backslide, and to add insult to injury, he puts his feet on the ropes for leverage, and Flair picks up the win over Barry Windham!

    Post-match, an annoyed Windham rolls out to the floor and gets into a heated argument with Bradshaw again. As the two Blackjacks argue, Ric Flair's celebration is suddenly cut short when the NWA contingent runs out and starts to beat Flair down! Jarrett and RNRX put the boots to Flair before holding him up so Cornette can take shots at Flair with the tennis racket! Windham and Bradshaw look over and see this, and they slide in the ring and chase the NWA guys off! But as Bradshaw is yelling at them, daring them to come back -- Windham lifts Flair up and NAILS HIM with a Running Lariat! Bradshaw turns to see Windham putting the boots to Flair now, and he shoves him away. Windham just shakes his head in disgust at his partner, and he walks out on him! Bradshaw watches him leave, and is quite conflicted at the matter.

    Backstage, Michael Cole stands by with the WWF Tag Team Champions, New Age Outlaws. Cole brings up the PPV last night, as well as Shawn Michaels, earlier tonight, blaming the loss on the New Age Outlaws, saying they got in the way, and that their business relationship was a mistake. Gunn agrees maybe that it was, because it seems that the only person that ever got the benefits of that relationship was Shawn Michaels. Dogg goes on to say maybe if Shawn Michaels clued people in on his plan, like all three of his teammates, they would've gotten the win last night. But if he wants to end that business partnership, then that's fine to them. DX is on their own, especially that jackass Shawn Michaels. And now, if you'll excuse them, they're gonna go do something else DX can't do, and that's flush Owen Hart down the toilet for good! OWEN, ROAD DOGG, IT'S OUR MAIN EVENT, AND IT'S NEXT!

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    Both Outlaws come out for the Main Event, and Owen's got Rick Rude in his corner.

    5. Owen Hart [c] def. Road Dogg Jesse James to retain the WWF European Championship in 8:39. Gunn keeps trying to get involved from the floor, and Rude keeps going after him. Owen does some good leg work, but Dogg is able to cheat enough to keep him at bay. Dogg gets into an argument on the floor with Rick Rude that sees the referee intervene, and that allows Billy Gunn to slide in and plant Owen with the newly named Fameasser. He continues to put the boots to Owen -- BUT HERE COMES CACTUS JACK AND TERRY FUNK, THEY'RE NOT THROUGH WITH THE OUTLAWS YET! They chase Billy Gunn off to the back, and Dogg doesn't realize it at first. He goes to slide back in and take advantage of a downed Owen, while Rude is continuing to get lambasted by the referee. Dogg has the European Title with him and he goes to nail Owen with it, BUT OWEN SPINNING HEEL KICKS THE TITLE INTO ROAD DOGG INSTEAD! He hooks the leg as the ref slides back in, and Owen retains!

    Post-match, Owen celebrates to the back with the title and Rude raises his arm in victory. After a replay, Road Dogg starts to sit up in the corner and he looks around and can't find Billy Gunn. He starts asking where Billy is, rolling out to the floor and asking JR & The King where he is, and JR points out that he ran to the back after Cactus Jack & Terry Funk chased him there. Dogg slams his fists and runs to the back in pursuit of Billy Gunn!

    The cameras follow Road Dogg run up the ramp, through the curtain and gorilla area, running through the backstage area screaming for Billy, trying to find where he is at!

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    Back from break, Road Dogg is still trying to find Billy Gunn, asking any and everyone he sees where they took him. Harvey Wippleman finally says he found him, and Dogg follows him down the hall into an empty locker room. Dogg opens it up, AND BILLY GUNN IS STRUNG UP FROM THE CEILING, AND A BLOODIED MESS, GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY! Road Dogg starts to freak out and yells at Harvey to help him out. They manage to lower Billy to the floor and Dogg checks on him. He yells at Harvey to get their bags and meet them at their rental car. Dogg cleans Billy up a bit, and he gets him to his feet, practically dragging him along towards the parking lot.

    Dogg manages to get a drowsy Billy all the way out to the parking lot, and they can see Harvey Wippleman up ahead a bit. He's already thrown their stuff into the car for them, and Dogg unceremoniously yells at him to get out of their way now. Road Dogg throws Billy into the backseat, and then goes to get into the front seat. He starts looking for the keys to start the car -- WHAM! IT'S CACTUS JACK, AND HE'S NAILING THE CAR WITH HIS BARBED WIRE BASEBALL BAT! BOOM, HE SHATTERS ONE OF THE WINDOWS! AND HEY, NOW TERRY FUNK IS TAKING THAT DAMNED CHAINSAW TO THE SIDE OF THE CAR! THEY'RE TRYING TO KILL THEM, THEY WANT THEIR REVENGE!

    Dogg acts suddenly, gets the car started and SLAMS IT into reverse. It throws Terry Funk off, causing him to tumble away to the side, but Cactus stays on his feet and chases after the car. Dogg then SLAMS IT into drive and turns quick, just NARROWLY missing hitting Cactus Jack and another car, and he starts to speed out of the arena. But Cactus Jack & Terry Funk pick up their weapons, AND THEY START CHASING THE CAR OUT OF THE ARENA ON FOOT AS RAW COMES TO A CLOSE!

    NEXT WEEK: STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN TAKES ON TRIPLE H IN OUR MAIN EVENT, BAH GAWD!




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    Shawn Michaels [c] Vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    The Rock [c] Vs. Ken Shamrock

    WWF LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
    Jerry Lawler Barred From Ringside
    Brian Christopher [c] Vs. TAKA Michinoku

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    WWF World Heavyweight Champion: Shawn Michaels (Since 12/27/1997)
    WWF Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (Since 12/8/1997)
    WWF European Champion: Owen Hart (Since 1/18/1998)
    WWF World Tag Team Champions: New Age Outlaws (Since 11/17/1997)
    WWF Light Heavyweight Champion: Brian Christopher (Since 1/18/1998)
    NWA North American Heavyweight Champion: Jeff Jarrett (Since 1/5/1998)



    WWF RAW IS WAR
    FEBRUARY 23RD, 1998
    MOBILE, AL


    TONIGHT: AUSTIN/TRIPLE H IN THE MAIN EVENT; THE ROCK HAS CHALLENGED STEVE BLACKMAN!

    RAW kicks off with DX's theme striking up, and Triple H walking out with Chyna by his side, who's still wearing the neckbrace and overselling the effects of the Stunner she recieved at the end of No Way Out. Triple H grabs the stick and hypes up tonight's Main Event, and apologizes in advance to Shawn Michaels, because he plans on taking Austin out tonight, so there won't be a WrestleMania main event this year. When Austin showed his true colors and laid his hands on a gentle, delicate flower such as Chyna, he proved to the world that the only way to beat a monster like him, is to become one yourself, and that's exactly what's going to happen in this ring tonight. But before we get to that, there's something else that's been bothering him.

    You see, weeks ago, DX promised to finally flush the WWF's proverbial toilet and send that little nugget Owen Hart back home to Calgary for good. But no matter what they do, no matter how hard they try -- the little turd just stays stuck to the side of the bowl. So there comes a point where you have to stop flushing, and break out the plunger. He says Shawn Michaels is either going to be preoccupied at WrestleMania, or he's going to be having a much deserved night off at WrestleMania, so it's up to Triple H to plunge this turd down the pipes that lead him straight back to Calgary -- or maybe even Atlanta. He wants Owen Hart at WrestleMania for the European Title, and he wants Owen's answer TONIGHT.

    Now, before he leaves, he has a special gift for the fans here in Mobile. Even though Shawn Michaels couldn't be here tonight, he did send in a video taped message from his home in San Antonio, TX, and Hunter has the production crew roll the footage.

    In the pre-tape, Shawn's back in his house in the same setting as the DX party last week. He says, in a sarcastiac tone, that while he would've LOVED to have packed his things up and flown to a town as luxurious as Mobile, Alabama -- he just didn't have it in him. And while he's not exactly steaming to go to Cleveland (even makes himself laugh on that one, the fuck) next week -- he will 100% guaranteed be in attendance. Because if somehow, SOME WAY Steve Austin survives Triple H on RAW, then he wants to be there to make sure whatever is left of Austin after tonight in no way makes it to WrestleMania. Not to mention -- Mike Tyson WILL BE on RAW next week. And while the world buzzed about Austin and Tyson getting into a shoving match, they're going to ERUPT when Shawn Michaels pulls no punches and lays the so-called "Baddest Man on the Planet" out with a Sweet Chin Music, just because. He wishes Triple H luck tonight, and he tells Chyna he hopes he feels better. He then goes back to partying like the monster that he is.
    Once the pre-tape is over, we're back at ringside and Triple H & Chyna have already left. Owen Hart's music hits up and he makes his way out with Rick Rude for a match.

    8 DAYS AGO, NO WAY OUT: We see Kane putting the finishing touches on Vader after the match, bashing him in his oft-injured eye with a fire extinguisher. Post-match, as EMT's checked on Vader, one of them turned out to be Goldust in disguise, who assaulted Vader some more, going after that eye and trying to do permanent damage. JR announces that Vader's orbital bone is indeed finally broken, and he'd be on the shelf for up to 6 weeks, but he was expected to be on RAW next week to make an announcement.
    Back from the b-roll, TAFKA Goldust is already in the ring with Luna, and he smiles devilishly at the footage they just saw.

    1. Owen Hart [c] def. The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust with a Missile Dropkick to retain the WWF European Championship in 6:51. Goldust attacks Owen as he's getting a pep talk from Rick Rude, and winds up holding the advantage for a couple of minutes. Owen fights back and works over Owen's midsection. Luna keeps taking swipes at Owen from the floor, and eventually, Rude walks over and yells at her. Luna gets right into Rude's face and goes to slap him, but Rude blocks her arm and goes to pull her in for a kiss, but she piefaces him and stumbles back. Rude makes a kissy face and swivels his hips. Goldust is distracted by this, and as he yells at Rude, it gives Owen time to recharge. Once Goldust turns, Owen goes into a finishing run, hitting him with a Northern Lights Suplex, and winning with a Missile Dropkick to retain the title.

    Post-match, JR gets into the ring to interview Owen Hart along with Rick Rude, regarding the challenge made by Triple H just moments ago. Rude starts off by saying that tonight's match, last week's match, and every other time he's made his presence felt is further proof positive that if you're willing to pay the premium, you'll reap the benefits of the deductible. Owen says that all Triple H had to was ask, he'd have a match with him anytime, anywhere, because the only person he hates as much as Shawn Michaels is Helmsley. And he knows that once he neutralizes Helmsley once and for all at WrestleMania, that leaves Shawn Michaels an island unto himself -- and then, and only then, will the King of Harts strike and end the career of Shawn Michaels once and for all! OWEN/HUNTER OFFICIAL FOR MANIA BAH GAWD KING!

    We cut backstage before the break and Kevin Kelly is standing at Stone Cold Steve Austin's locker room. As Kelly is talking about what Triple H said earlier, Steve Austin walks out and Kelly asks for his comments. Austin says of course he heard 'em, he ain't deaf, he ain't dumb or blind either. He's sure Triple H and that little "flower" of his have some sort of stupid BS up their sleeve, and that's fine. Stone Cold Steve Austin has officially had enough of D-Generation-X and reached a boiling point, so if Triple H would rather have a fight then a match, that's fine. Because he's not going out there to lock on a couple of holds, he's not going to attempt to be a mat technician -- he's going out to there to whoop Triple H's ass, and if she's feeling froggy, Chyna's ass, too. And there will be no stopping him, he won't be finished until he's wearing half of Helmsley's ass on the bottom of his boot, and that's the bottom line, 'cause Stone Cold said so!

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    A hype video airs for Rock/Shamrock for the IC Title at WrestleMania.

    2. Ken Shamrock def. Bart Gunn with the Anklelock in 3:34. Bart poses a bit of a tougher challenge than Southern Comfort did last week, but not enough to threaten Shamrock. He takes the blows, but absorbs them and fights back with some leg work that leads into an Anklelock victory.

    Post-match, Shamrock again gets that crazed look in his eye, keeping the hold locked on Bart Gunn. The ref tries to reason with him, but Shamrock just screams at him from the bottom of his lungs and it scares the ref off! Shamrock yells out ROOOCCCKKYYY and he pulls on the ankle even harder, before finally road agents rush out to once again pry Ken Shamrock off an innocent victim. The fans go nuts for the crazed Shamrock, who continues to yell for Rock en route to the back, and Bart Gunn rolls around on the mat screaming in pain while holding his ankle!

    LAST WEEK, RAW is WAR: We see a recap of the Windham/Flair issue, turning into a match, which led to the NWA attacking Flair after he won. Windham and Bradshaw chased the NWA away, only for Windham to turn around and destroy Flair with a lariat and walk out on his partner, Bradshaw.
    Jim Ross is back in the ring, and he welcomes out his guests at this time, the members of the National Wrestling Alliance! Cornette steps up to be interviewed and he cuts off any JR questions by bringing up how mistreated he's been here in the WWF for the past five years, and it's time he come home. He was the voice of the NWA at one point, and he's the best play by play man in the business today, and he deserves to be associated with an organization that still takes pride in the sport of professional wrestling. JR skirts the offer and continues on to talk about what the NWA has been up to since "invading" the WWF. Cornette puts over both Jarrett and the RNRX, and says that there's still more to come. He says it gives him great pleasure to be the one to announce that at WrestleMania XIV, the NWA will be live and in action, in a newly announced Tag Team Battle Royal! And it's an honor to announce the first team to participate will be none other than the Rock 'n' Roll Express! JR tries to ask Jeff Jarrett about the on-going issue with Ric Flair, but Colonel Parker steps in and brags about how last week, they beat down that withered old fool into minced meat, and they ended that feel good comeback mighty quick! Jarrett hogs the mic now and puts himself over huge. He says he wants MORE gold than he already has, he wants to be the first person ever to hold WWF and NWA gold simultaneously! And looking around the roster, he realizes the WWF wouldn't have the guts to put him in the ring with the WWF Champion, they don't want to run that risk. But there's another champion on the roster who he still has some unfinished business with, and regardless of the fact that he just got a match for WrestleMania earlier tonight, that doesn't matter to him -- he's challenging Owen Hart, RIGHT HERE NEXT WEEK, for the European Title! And to prove how much of a fighting champion THAT he is, he'll even put the NWA North American Heavyweight Championship on the line as well, making it an historic title for title match! Because that's what Jeff Jarrett is all about, making history -- ha ha, oh man, Ain't I Great?!

    LAST WEEK, RAW is WAR: We see a montage of last week's Main Event segment. We see Cactus & Funk preventing Billy Gunn from getting involved in Owen/Dogg, and chasing him to the back. After Road Dogg lost the match, he went to try and find Billy Gunn. He finally came across him, strung up and bloodied in an empty room. When he tried to escape with Gunn in their awaiting getaway car, Cactus & Funk began destroying the car with their respective weapons and chased the car out of the arena and into the night!
    Backstage, we see Cactus Jack & Terry Funk roaming the hallways, looking derranged. THEY'RE IN ACTION, NEXT!

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    3. Cactus Jack & Terry Funk def. The Quebecers in 8:26. Good showcase for Cactus & Funk here to keep them looking strong. The Quebecers do a mighty fine job of getting them over and look fantastic doing it. The Quebecers start to double team Cactus on the floor and Funk does a moonsault from the apron onto everybody like an insane person. Cactus drags Jacques into the ring and hits him with a Tree of Woe, followed by the Double Arm DDT to get the win.

    Post-match, as Cactus & Funk celebrate, the New Age Outlaws' music starts up and Road Dogg comes out to the stage looking pissed off. He says he wishes he could do their normal intro, but as you see, he's riding solo tonight because of what THEY DID last week, and it's got this Dogg kind of pissed off. JR is aghast at this, considering the Outlaws pushed them off the damn stage in a dumpster less than a month ago. Dogg continues to run his mouth and says he gets why they're mad, they almost ended their careers, but they had their big comeback, they got one over on the Outlaws. Fine, great. Move on! Because they are NOT in the Outlaws league in that ring and they are certainly not in the running for any Tag Team Title shots, so the best thing they could do would be to get out before they get put out!

    Cactus Jack has a mic and says that Road Dogg has given them a lot to think about. And he's right, maybe they should get out before they get put out. But instead, he thinks the best thing THEY could do -- is come up on that stage and do to him what they did to Billy Gunn last week! Dogg starts to beg them off as they go to leave the ring -- BUT BEFORE THEY CAN, BILLY GUNN HOPS IN THE RING FROM THE CROWD WITH A CHAIR, AND WWWWHAAAACK! HE NAILS TERRY FUNK IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD! Cactus turns and he sees Gunn and bolts after him. Gunn bails and heads up the rampway to meet up with Road Dogg, but Cactus stays hot on their trail!

    An ad for WrestleMania XIV on 3/29 on PPV airs!

    Backstage, the Outlaws have seemingly lost Cactus Jack at this point and are headed towards the parking lot. The camera sees that Gunn is still heavily bandaged from last week, but they celebrate getting one over again on Cactus & Funk. They go to their nearby "getaway" car once again, and Road Dogg starts the car -- BOOM! A DUMPSTER COMES FROM OFF SCREEN AND SMASHES INTO THE SIDE OF THE CAR, SMASHING IT IN! IT'S CACTUS JACK BEHIND IT! He starts beating on the car, and the Outlaws both escape out of the passenger's seat. Cactus goes after them, and they quick turn and just throw some punches at Cactus and kick at him, sending him to the ground. They choose instead to bail out of the arena on foot! The camera turns to see Cactus getting up, and he's got that sick smile on his face! He gets back up -- AND HE CHASES AFTER THE OUTLAWS, ONCE AGAIN INTO THE NIGHT!

    Back in the arena, entrances are finishing up and we're about to see exciting six man action from the Light Heavyweight Division. El Dandy, Silver King & Ciclope are getting ready to square off against Hector Garza, Damian666 and Aguila -- BOOM! THE ARENA GOES RED, AND DAMNIT, HERE COMES KANE!

    Kane is marching with a purpose, and Paul Bearer is waddling fast to try and keep up. Kane storms up into the ring, and the luchadors immediately try to ban together, standing tall. After all, it's 6 on 1 -- what's the worse that could happen? Silver King is shoved forward by the rest, because fuck unity, and Kane immediately grabs him and SLAMS HIM down with a Chokeslam! Garza & Aguila charge at Kane, AND HE GETS THEM WITH A DOUBLE CHOKESLAM! BIG BOOT TO EL DANDY! He grabs Ciclope and GORILLA PRESS SLAMS HIM STRAIGHT TO THE FLOOR, GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY. Damian666 fights for his life and just starts attacking Kane, but he no-sells all of it and grabs Damian, pulls him in and BOOM, straight to Hell with a Tombstone Piledriver! Paul Bearer grabs a microphone and says while this will never get old to them -- it's about time they stop taking out the small fish, and start going after the bigger ones. Now that the Undertaker is BACK IN HELL WHERE HE BELONGS, there's only one superstar on the horizon that Kane is focused on -- STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN! And they're challenging Stone Cold Steve Austin to a match, RIGHT HERE ON RAW NEXT WEEK! BAH GAWD WHAT A CHALLENGE! WILL STONE COLD FIGHT KANE NEXT WEEK?! Kane sets the posts on fire and leaves to the back with Bearer, who's all smiles.

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    LAST WEEK, RAW is WAR: We see a recap of The Rock giving the Nation gifts, $15,000 rolex watches. Except for Faarooq, whom in a moment of "true sincerity", was given a portrait of The Rock -- by the Rock! Rock was in love with his own gift throughout Faarooq's match, and Faarooq angrily snatched it away, causing Steve Blackman to roll him up for a win. Post-match, in a fit of anger, Faarooq destroyed the portrait and walked out, as Rock was left freaking out!
    Even after all that, surprisingly, the entire Nation comes out with the Rock for his match with Steve Blackman, in which he has promised to "right the wrongs" of last week.

    4. Steve Blackman def. The Rock with a roll-up in 5:47. Blackman's karate is too much to start, but Rock works him over and has a good control segment, building the heat. He gets a few chances to put it away, but each time, Faarooq just HAPPENS to be distracting the referee. Rock confronts Faarooq, and Faarooq argues his point, almost costing Rock the victory a couple of times. Blackman starts making his comeback, so Faarooq gives D'Lo an order. D'Lo goes over and grabs the nunchucks that Blackman comes out with during his entrance, and he goes to toss them into the Rock -- but Blackman intercepts them as Faarooq is yelling at the ref again, and Blackman nails The Rock! Rock tumbles around and Blackman gets him with a roll-up, and Faarooq decides to then stop yelling at the ref, and the ref turns and counts 3, another huge upset for the still undefeated Steve Blackman!

    Post-match, Blackman again bails out quickly to the back and celebrates. The Nation gets into the ring and D'Lo helps Rock to his feet, but Rock shoves D'Lo away and starts yelling at him. D'Lo defends himself and says he was just following Faarooq's orders, and Rock turns towards Faarooq bug eyed. Rock steps forward and goes to start yelling at Faarooq -- but Faarooq shuts him down, turns around and leaves the ring, ordering the rest of the Nation to leave with him. They seem hesitant, and Faarooq gets about halfway up the ramp before turning to see the Nation still not leaving the ring. He yells at them and makes some threats, and the Nation eventually follows Faarooq, leaving an irate Rock in the ring yet again! JR yells that Faarooq is trying his damndest to humble the Rock, and it just may be starting to work!

    Backstage, Sgt. Slaughter is getting a cup of coffee when Triple H & Chyna confront him. Slaughter seems ready for a fight, but Helmsley says to relax himself. He just wants to make sure Slaughter's going to be doing his job as McMahon's puppet -- EXCUSE HIM, he means Commissioner -- and that he's going to make sure there's security out there tonight. Slaughter asks why he would do that? Helmsley says because after what Austin had to say earlier, both he and Chyna feel like their lives could be at risk. Slaughter laughs, but Helmsley counters by saying that maybe if something bad does happen, then that pending lawsuit switches from being against Austin -- to being against the WWF. Slaughter says he hears him loud and clear, and while he can't provide security, he'll have a ton of WWF officials and agents out there to make sure nothing goes down. Helmsley warns Slaughter that he better help nothing goes down.

    ELSEWHERE, STEVE AUSTIN MARCHES THROUGH THE BACKSTAGE -- OUR MAIN EVENT IS NEXT!

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    Back from break, we see almost a lumberjack style set-up around the ring. About 6 extra referees are around ringside, as well as Earl Hebner in the ring. Along with the referees are Commissioner Slaughter, and WWF Road Agents Rene Goulet, Tony Garea, Jack Lanza, Dave Hebner, Harvey Wippleman, Terry Taylor, Steve Lombardi, Tito Santana, Koko B. Ware, Dr. Tom Pritchard, Jimmy Del Ray, Stan Lane, Hillbilly Jim, B. Brian Blair, Brutus Beefcake and Tony Atlas. Somebody stop me.

    Triple H & Chyna make their way out first, and as they enter the ring, Hunter looks at Slaughter and points his finger, again telling him to make sure Austin doesn't get out of hand.

    THE GLASS SHATTERS, AND AUSTIN MAKES HIS WAY OUT TO A MONSTER POP! All of the road agents go to step forward and make sure Austin knows his place -- BUT FUCK THAT, AUSTIN STARTS ATTACKING ALL OF THE ROAD AGENTS! HE'S JUST NAILING THEM RIGHT RIGHT HANDS AND KICKS, SLAMMING THEM INTO THE GUARD RAILS AND STEPS! STEVE AUSTIN WAS NOT LYING, HE IS OUT OF DAMN'S TO GIVE, AND SOMEBODY'S GETTING THEIR ASS WHIPPED TONIGHT! Slaughter ends up waving the whole thing off, AND HE JUST LEAVES! Helmsley starts to freak out, and Austin slides into the ring with nobody stopping him now. BUT CHYNA STANDS IN AUSTIN'S WAY! Austin runs his mouth and warns her, and he has no problem going back after her. But before he can strike her, Triple H attacks from the side, and we get our match off and running to a hot start!

    5. Stone Cold Steve Austin def. Triple H via DQ in 11:19. Helmsley tries to get the early edge on Austin, but Austin comes back quick like a house of fire and starts laying into Helmsley. He keeps on it for a while until Chyna yanks on his leg from the floor, and Austin goes after her again. Helmsley slides out and hides behind the corner, and when Austin turns, Helmsley takes him down with a vicious lariat. Helmsley slams him around the outside a bit before sending him back into the ring and getting the heat on him. With Austin pummeling Helmsley in the corner, Chyna starts undoing a top turnbuckle. The ref sees this and starts to yell at her, and Austin goes back after Chyna again. Helmsley stumbles out and finishes taking off the turnbuckle. He grabs Austin from behind and goes to whip him into it, but Austin's able to reverse and send Helmsley sternum first into the exposed steel! Austin picks up the turnbuckle and rips the rope out of it, AND HE STARTS CHOKING HELMSLEY WITH IT! HE'S GONNA MAKE GOOD ON HIS PROMISE, HE'S TAKING DX OUT! The ref grabs the rope away, but Austin doesn't let up and he starts to set up for the Stunner, but Helmsley shoves him off as Chyna pulls on the top rope, and Austin tumbles out to the floor. Helmsley uses this as a chance to regroup, and on the floor Austin starts to get back up. He rushes Chyna away from him, but a commotion is suddenly heard -- AND FROM UNDER THE RING, IT'S SHAWN MICHAELS?! WHAT?! NO! HOW?! AUSTIN TURNS, WHAM! WALKS RIGHT INTO A SWEET CHIN MUSIC, AND THE REF SEES IT AND CALLS FOR THE BELL!

    Post-match, HBK stands over Austin and repeatedly tells him to SUCK IT! JR yells that Michaels was supposed to be at home in San Antonio but it was another damn set-up, DAMN HIM. DAMNIT. Chyna lifts Austin up and rolls him into the ring. Michaels marches up the steps and mocks some of the fans who are throwing things at him. He grabs a microphone and marches into the ring, bragging about getting one over on Austin, and having the system so corrupted here in the WWF that it can't tell left from right when it comes to HBK or DX anymore. Michaels goes to turn to address Austin again, BUT AUSTIN'S BACK UP AND HE CHARGES AT MICHAELS! HE GETS A FEW LICKS IN ON HIM IN THE CORNER, BUT HELMSLEY & CHYNA ARE THERE TO PULL HIM BACK! An irate Michaels spins out of the corner, and as HHH & Chyna hold Austin up, Shawn NAILS HIM with another Sweet Chin Music! DX poses over top of Austin, and Michaels promises there's more where that came from for Steve Austin -- and if next week goes the way they plan, it's what awaits Mike Tyson, too! BAH GAWD!




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    Special Guest Enforcer: Mike Tyson
    Shawn Michaels [c] Vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    WWF EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
    Owen Hart [c] Vs. Triple H

    WWF LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
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    Brian Christopher [c] Vs. TAKA Michinoku

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    Winner Gets A WWF Tag Team Title Match!
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    WWF World Heavyweight Champion: Shawn Michaels (Since 12/27/1997)
    WWF Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (Since 12/8/1997)
    WWF European Champion: Owen Hart (Since 1/18/1998)
    WWF World Tag Team Champions: New Age Outlaws (Since 11/17/1997)
    WWF Light Heavyweight Champion: Brian Christopher (Since 1/18/1998)
    NWA North American Heavyweight Champion: Jeff Jarrett (Since 1/5/1998)



    WWF RAW IS WAR
    MARCH 2ND, 1998
    LOUISVILLE, KY


    To start the show, we see the 'grand surprise' of Shawn Michaels coming from under the ring during Triple H/Austin last week to Superkick Austin twice, and promising the same awaits Mike Tyson. TONIGHT, MICHAELS, AUSTIN, TYSON -- ALL IN THE SAME BUILDING!

    TONIGHT: OWEN/JARRETT IN A DOUBLE TITLE MATCH; THE LOD ARE BACK; VADER IS HERE; WILL DX CONFRONT MIKE TYSON WITH AN IRATE STEVE AUSTIN LOOMING?!

    D-Generation-X make their way out to start the show, and JR goes over some of the shit they've pulled in recent weeks, including the ruse on Steve Austin last week. Shawn grabs the mic as he gets into the ring and he puts himself, as well as Hunter and Chyna over, for what they did last week. And he notes that they did it with NO HELP from any outside resources, wink wink. Hunter rolls his eyes at the obvious shot towards the Outlaws, whom Shawn is still bitter towards. But they're not here tonight to talk about Steve Austin -- they're here because of IRON MIKE TYSON. Once the so-called "Baddest Man On The Planet" arrives, D-Generation-X is CALLING HIM OUT! And if he tries anything funny, or if he tries to avoid them -- trust ol' HBK, his big pay day at WrestleMania will be out the window, because he won't be walking out of the arena on his own two feet tonight! Shawn goes to continue on, but --

    THE GLASS SHATTERS! AUSTIN! AUSTIN IS HERE! AUSTIN IS HERE! Stone Cold comes running down the rampway, and DX immediately bails from the ring as Austin starts going nuts. DX retreats up the rampway, and Austin picks up the microphone to get their attention. Austin says not to worry about Mike Tyson's sorry ass, he's gone and pissed off the wrong Rattlesnake. He says that WrestleMania is going to happen no matter what, but he's going to kick Shawn Michaels' ass before the end of the night no matter what! Austin goes to continue now, but --

    BOOM! THE PYRO GOES OFF, THE ARENA TURNS RED -- AND HERE COMES KANE! Kane and Paul Bearer come out to the stage and Bearer has a mic. He brings up Kane's challenge to Austin from last week, and says he can forget about WrestleMania. Because he's got a bigger problem waiting for him, and that's the big red monster KANE! Austin doesn't back down, showing no fear, and says that he'll whoop Kane's ass straight back to Hell if he wants a match that bad, but that ain't gonna stop him from whooping Shawn Michaels' ass tonight either. Bearer tells Austin not to worry about Shawn Michaels, because after tonight, another one of the WWF's top stars will fall to Kane, and KANE will be on his way to WrestleMania instead! OOOOH YEEEEES! Kane sets off the pyro and the arena goes PITCH BLACK for about 30 seconds.

    Once the light comes back on, Kane, Bearer and DX are all gone, and Austin stands alone in the ring, still looking as pissed off as ever. Austin says you can use all the parlor tricks, you can run your mouth about offers people can't refuse, it doesn't matter what you say, what you do, or who you are -- SOMEBODY'S ASS IS GETTING WHOOPED BY STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN TONIGHT, AND THAT *INCLUDES* THAT SORRY SON OF A BITCH IRON MIKE TYSON, AND THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE 'CAUSE STONE COLD SAID SO!

    AUSTIN/KANE OFFICIAL FOR TONIGHT! AND MIKE TYSON STILL ON HIS WAY! BAH GAWD!

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    LAST WEEK, RAW is WAR: We see Faarooq give D'Lo orders to take Steve Blackman's nunchcks and toss them to the Rock, but a dazed Rock missed them, allowing Steve Blackman to use them and score the win over the Rock while Faarooq had the ref "accidentally" distracted. Post-match, Faarooq walked out on an irate Rock, and forced a seemingly unwilling Nation to follow along with him.
    Yet again, the entire Nation is out at ringside to support a member, and this week, Steve Blackman has drawn the ire of Mark Henry!

    1. Steve Blackman def. Mark Henry via DQ in 4:05. Henry dominates this outright and lays a beating into Blackman. The camera catches Rock and Faarooq starting to exchange heated words on the floor, and it starts to get heavier. Blackman manages to light up Henry with some kicks to back Henry away, and Rock goes to get on the apron to distract the ref, but Faarooq yanks him down to the floor, AND ROCK SWATS FAAROOQ AWAY! Rock and Faarooq go face to face and are ready to throw down, and Mark Henry is able to level Blackman with a clothesline only to turn and get distracted by the arguing. He tries to join in with D'Lo & Kama in diffusing it, but that allows Blackman to light Henry up with some more kicks! He gets the big man down off his feet, and he traps him in a Gullitoine Choke! He tries to wrap his legs around Henry's massive body, but Mark's able to get up to his feet and slam Blackman down with a modified Spinebuster. Henry takes time to recover, but Blackman gets right back up and goes to charge. Rock breaks from his argument with Faarooq, slides into the ring to cut off Blackman and plants him with a Rock Bottom for the DQ!

    Post-match, Rock runs his mouth down at Blackman and Faarooq gets in and turns Rock around and yells at him for causing the DQ. Henry is still trying to figure out what's going on, and D'Lo & Kama are still trying to split Rock & Faarooq apart. Blackman gets back up and goes to attack Rock from behind, but D'Lo yells, and Rock ducks -- AND BLACKMAN NAILS FAAROOQ WITH THE KICK! Faarooq goes down, but the rest of the Nation dogpiles on top of Blackman and beats him down, following Rocky's orders! BUT HERE COMES KEN SHAMROCK BOLTING DOWN THE AISLE WITH A STEEL CHAIR! The Nation bails, leaving Faarooq behind, SO SHAMROCK SLAPS THE ANKLE LOCK ON HIM! Faarooq starts tapping out like crazy, and eventually, Kama runs down and pulls Faarooq out to safety. Shamrock goes nuts and continuously points at the Rock, calling for him!

    At commentary, JR & King talk about tonight's matches. They say a match they didn't mention at the top of the broadcast was a scheduled match between the New Age Outlaws and the Legion of Doom. However, due to an occurence that went on before they came on the air tonight, that match will not be taking place, and they have footage for us now.

    EARLIER TONIGHT: We see the New Age Outlaws sneaking into the arena. Billy Gunn is still pretty beat up from the attack two weeks ago, and both Outlaws are still scared shitless after Cactus & Funk have stopped at nothing to start extracting their revenge. Michael Cole ends up scaring them to death when he comes up from behind to ask them about their match tonight. Once they calm down, they ask what match, and Cole explains that they're set to face the Legion of Doom Non-Title tonight, and if the LOD win, they get a title shot at WrestleMania. The Outlaws don't like this at all, but they muster up all of the confidence they can and say that they've taken out those two hacks before, they can do it again, so whatever, bring it on. The Outlaws turn to leave, passing by a nearby waste disposal area -- AND CACTUS AND FUNK POP OUT OF A NEARBY DUMPSTER AND ATTACK THE OUTLAWS! They pull them into the dumpster and they start beating them inside of the god damn dumpster! They slam the lid shut and shove the dumpster out of the door and lock them out!
    JR & King promise to have an update on the Outlaws, as well as our main event, coming up soon.

    The cameras cut backstage to the parking lot, and a long limosuine pulls up. The driver gets out to open the door, and sure enough -- IT'S MIKE TYSON! And of course, his entourage of dozens arrive around the same time. Tyson breaks the fourth wall and plays up his appearence to the camera and JR yells about Mike Tyson possibly being a marked man here tonight! WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN?!

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    Before the next match, it's announced that all four of these teams are in the Tag Team Battle Royal at WrestleMania XIV!

    2. Tommy Dreamer & 2 Cold Scorpio def. The Quebecers, The Headbangers & The Godwinns in a Four Corners Match in 8:27. Stuff happens. The Headbangers can fuck right off, and the Godwinns are whatever. The Quebecers almost pull out the win on Dreamer, but Scorpio shoves PCO off during a Le Cannonball attempt and comes down on him with a Tumbleweed to secure the victory.

    We see a recap of the Goldust/Vader issues dating back to Survivor Series, leading up to the most recent incident, where Goldust's repeated assaults on Vader's injured eye led to his orbital bone finally breaking at No Way Out.
    Vader's music hits up and the crowd starts to pop as he makes his way out -- NOPE. Damnit, it's Goldust coming out dressed as an exaggerated version of Vader. He's got red and gold makeup on to make it look like Vader's mask is painted on, and he's wearing a lot of padding under his singlet as he mimmicks Vader en route to the ring with Luna by his side. The crowd starts shitting on him as he gets in the ring, continuing to mock Vader's mannerisims. Vaderdust grabs the mic and starts to bark and woof and breathe heavy, not really talking, just mocking Vader, and the longer it goes on, the more the crowd shits on it.

    But cutting him off, Vader's music hits up again and the REAL Vader makes his way out to the stage. But shockingly, he's in street clothes, no mask, and his bad eye is heavily bandaged. He starts talking on his own mic about the stupid, creepy BS that Goldust has been doing for weeks, and it's gotten to the point where it could've nearly cost him his own career. He doesn't really give a damn about Goldust, or Dustin for that matter, and he certainly doesn't give a damn about that rat that's attatched herself by the hip to him. But one person he did give a damn about was his father, "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes. He was a man who he could respect, a man who helped him, a man who helped a lot of people, even his own son. And this is how he repays him? By dressing up like a freak every week and taking cheap shots instead of fighting like a man? Even when he was wearing wigs and quoting movies, he was more of a man than he is now! Maybe it's time to settle this once and for all, maybe he takes Dustin out to the woodshed and do what Dusty never did, and that's beat some sense into him, or at least beat this freaky BS out of him. He says that Goldust hides behind that make-up because he knows without it, he's nothing. He's just "Dusty's kid" and he can't stand that, because HE CAN NEVER LIVE UP TO IT. But he can't talk much -- and he takes his leather mask out of his back pocket, saying that without this mask, he's just Leon White, something he's been forced to realize the past few weeks. So here it is -- WrestleMania, STRAP MATCH, so he can whoop his ass like his father should've done. And the loser? They lose what makes them "tick", they lose -- possibly -- their careers. Mask vs. Make-up, one of them's gotta go for good, and without their identities, they've got nothing. Goldust ends up getting serious and accepts, but he points out that he will gladly cheat, he will have Luna with him. And while Vader may think Goldust has nothing without the makeup, he does have Luna, and Vader's got nobody. He says that Vader destroyed everything and everyone in his path to the top, and doubled over on his way back down. HE'S the one who's got NOTHING. Vader has nobody and nothing going into WrestleMania, and he will be nothing AND nobody coming out of it, and he will NEVER forget the name of Goooolduuuust! IT'S ON FOR WRESTLEMANIA BAH GAWD KING!

    We cut backstage, and Mike Tyson along with his posse are being shown around by Gerald Brisco and Pat Patterson. They meet up with Vince McMahon, and Tyson greets him. McMahon is full of that famous business smile of his, and he shows Tyson towards the gorilla position. MIKE TYSON IS UP NEXT!

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    Vince McMahon is in the ring as we come back from break, and he's getting a very cold reaction from the crowd. He excitedly introduces at this time, the man who will be the Special Guest Enforcer for the WWF Title match at WrestleMania XIV -- IRON MIKE TYSON! Tyson comes out to some generic rap song with his huge entourage, and not to far behind them are Commissioner Slaughter, Pat Patterson, Gerald Brisco and a couple of other Road Agents. Tyson enters the ring on his own and shakes hands with Vince, and Vince raises Tyson's arm into the air for a photo-op. Vince talks up Tyson's role at WrestleMania XIV as the outside enforcer and what that actually means. He then asks, in a completely unbiased opinion, who he thinks will come out on top at WrestleMania?

    But before Tyson can answer, DX's music hits, and damnit here they come! Shawn and Hunter are marching down the aisleway with their fingers pointed at the ring, and Tyson looks generally annoyed at this point that everyone in the WWF is trying to come at him. The road agents and posse try to get in DX's way, but an aggrivated Tyson tells them to let them into the ring, he'll hear them out, they won't make a move. Shawn grabs a mic and gets right in Tyson's face briefly, before backing off and speaking. He says he's not out here to cheap shot Mike Tyson like Steve Austin did the night before WrestleMania, that's not his racket (which JR audibly groans at), but he will call him out like a man and make him that offer he can't refuse -- AND THAT'S TO FIGHT HIM RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW! Vince tries to get in between them, but Hunter forces Vince out of the ring with Chyna's help. Everyone on the outside of the ring is freaking out. Tyson looks confused at first, but HBK starts to take off his jacket and put the WWF Title down. SO TYSON STARTS TO TAKE OFF HIS JEWELERY, HE'S READY FOR A FIGHT! TYSON SHOVES MICHAELS, SO MICHAELS SHOVES HIM BACK! AND TYSON LAUGHS! Tyson starts daring HBK to hit him, so Shawn grips him up by the shirt and cocks his fist back, and...and...







    DAMNIT! MIKE TYSON HAS JOINED D-GENERATION-X! HOW THE HELL IS HE GOING TO BE IMPARTIAL AT WRESTLEMANIA?! DX and Tyson continue to celebrate, and a stunned Vince McMahon marches to the back, but not before taking one long look back at the top of the rampway with a heavy look of disapproval.

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    BEFORE THE BREAK: We see a replay of HBK ripping off Mike Tyson's shirt to reveal a DX shirt, showing to the world that Mike Tyson has joined DX headed into WrestleMania, where he's scheduled to be the Special Guest Referee in the Michaels/Austin WWF Title match.
    We cut backstage, where we see DX and Tyson continuing celebrating on through to the parking lot, where they got into Tyson's limo, and left to continue the party!

    3. Jeff Jarrett [c] def. Owen Hart [c] via DQ in a WWF European/NWA North American Heavyweight Title for Title Match in 7:39. Another solid outing between the two. Cornette and Parker keep getting up on the apron and trying to get involved from the floor, but most of the times, Rude is there to neutralize them. Owen ends up connecting with a Missile Dropkick on Jarrett and goes to hook the leg, but Parker reaches in and pulls Owen off the pin. Jarrett is back up while Owen's distracted and plants him with a Running DDT. Rude's had enough and he marches over after Parker. Cornette goes to hit Rude from behind with the tennis racket -- WOOOOOOOO! RIC FLAIR! RIC FLAIR IS HERE! Flair comes bolting down the aisle, sporting a big bandage on his head from the attack two weeks ago, AND HE STARTS CHASING PARKER & CORNETTE AROUND THE RING, UP THE RAMP AND TO THE BACK! Rude laughs, and Flair chases them out of sight, and Jarrett doesn't know what to do! Jarrett starts trying to get the ref to end the match because of Flair coming out here, and he uses that as a distraction for the Rock 'n' Roll Express to run out! They get into the ring, and as Owen gets to his feet, and they send him right back down with the Double Dropkick! Jarrett rushes past the ref and goes to grab Owen's legs and set up for the Figure Four and easy victory now, BUT RUDE RUSHES INTO THE RING AND BASHES JARRETT IN THE HEAD WITH THE HALIBURTON, AND THE REF CALLS FOR THE BELL!

    Post-match, Rude swivels his hips over top of Jarrett and helps Owen to his feet. The RNRX get back in and pull Jarrett out to safety on the floor. Owen sees the replay on the tron, and in his eyes, all he saw was Rude get involved, and he looks pretty upset. Rude helps Owen to the back with the European Title, and Owen seems really annoyed at all of that.

    Back at ringside, RNRX help Jarrett to his feet. He stumbles over to the timekeeper and Howard Finkel, yelling at him, demanding to announce him as the winner via DQ! Finkel does as such, and then Jarrett goes to force the referee to raise his arm in victory -- BUT HERE COMES RIC FLAIR BACK DOWN THE AISLEWAY! Jarrett and RNRX go running around, and Flair chases them up the ramp but stops as Jarrett & RNRX reach the back. Flair heads back to the ring and he starts RIPPING OFF HIS CLOTHES AGAIN! HE'S FURIOUS, HE'S LOSING IT! ELBOW DROP TO THE JACKET! KNEE DROP! He grabs a microphone and says that two weeks ago, Jarrett and those sons of bitches made him bleed -- SO. WHAT. He looks enraged, AND THEN HE RIPS OFF THE BANDAGE AND STARTS PUNCHING HIMSELF IN THE WOUND, AND HE'S BLEEDING AGAIN! With blood pouring down his face, HE DARES JARRETT TO COME FINISH THE JOB! Just then, Jarrett comes back out from the curtain with a mic and RNRX in tow. He's ready to finish the job, and he says he's really pissed off because if it wasn't for Ric Flair, he'd be a double champion right now. Hell, if it wasn't for Ric Flair, Jeff Jarrett would probably be a lot of things right now. So if Flair wants a fight, he's got himself a damn fight! Flair flips out in excitement as blood continues to pour down his face. He yells some more, telling Jarrett that it's on, WRESTLEMANIA. FLAIR. JARRETT. NO DQ. IT'S A FIGHT -- NO MATCH, IT'S NOT A GOD DAMN MATCH, IT'S A FIGHT, YOU SON OF A BITCH! YOU ARE A COWARD! YOU ARE A SNAKE! YOU ARE A NO GOOD SON OF A BITCH! FINISH THE JOB! FINISH THE JOB! DO IT! C'MON! WOOOOOOO! Jarrett starts to look nervous at this crazed and blood thirsty Ric Flair, and Flair goes back to assaulting his jacket as we head to break!

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    Back from break, Jerry Lawler is in the ring with a microphone. He says that he doesn't intend to interrupt the evening's telecast, but he'd like to use this opportunity to ask Commissioner Slaughter to make his way out here, he has something he needs to say to him. A few moments pass, and Slaughter makes his way out. Lawler immediately begins to plead with Slaughter to change the stipulation at WrestleMania. He says that he won't get involved, he'll just watch from the outside of the ring, that's all. Besides -- he's the color commentator of the WWF! He needs to be at ringside! How can you ban him from the arena when he's supposed to call the matches with Jim Ross? That's his job, and while you can make match stipulations, you can't take his job away from him, not like that! Slaughter nods his head and surprisingly -- he agrees! He tells Lawler he raises a very valid point. He says that WrestleMania is usually about a 3 hour event, and for 2 hours and 40 minutes plus of that event, Jerry Lawler will be sat right there next to Jim Ross calling all the matches. Lawler asks what he means by that, and Slaughter looks up to the ceiling and signals for something -- AND A SHARK CAGE GETS LOWERED DOWN! Slaughter says there's a 20 minute time limit for the Light Heavyweight Title match at WrestleMania XIV -- and for all twenty of those minutes, JERRY LAWLER WILL BE LOCKED IN THIS CAGE SO HE CAN'T INTEREFERE! Lawler almost faints as Sarge barks AND THAT'S AN ORDER and leaves! TAKA's music hits and Lawler rejoins commentary, freaking out and more pissed off than before.

    4. TAKA Michinoku def. Scott "Too Hot" Taylor with the Michinoku Driver in 6:18. We see a new side of Scott Taylor here, but it's not too much of a thing for TAKA to overcome. Taylor gets shoved off during a superplex attempt, and TAKA connects with a dropkick in retaliation. He then hits the Michinoku Driver to get the win!

    Post-match, TAKA celebrates and looks down at Lawler, pointing and laughing at him. BUT BRIAN CHRISTOPHER RUNS OUT AND NAILS TAKA FROM BEHIND WITH THE LHW TITLE! Christopher starts putting the boots to TAKA as Lawler yells out "TOO SEXY!", and then Taylor is back up and HE joins in on the beatdown of TAKA, and Lawler yells "HEY, TOO HOT!", and once Christopher and Taylor lock eyes -- THEY HUG! Lawler laughs hysterically and dubs them "TOO MUCH!" Lawler then gets up from commentary and starts barking orders, and Too Much toss TAKA out to the floor. They rough him up a bit more before feeding him to Lawler, who blasts him with a right hand. All three grab TAKA and, together, send him HARD into the steel post, and TAKA's out. And just to add insult to injury, Too Much toss TAKA into the shark cage and close the door, and Lawler raises both of their arms in victory!

    Backstage, Kevin Kelly is standing by with Cactus Jack & Terry Funk, and we see the footage again of them ambushing the Outlaws for the third week in a row earlier tonight. They say their only regret was not being near a high elevated area so they could get their payback, but all in due time. Sgt Slaughter comes up and reprimands them for that, but says by orders of Mr. McMahon, since the Outlaws have now left to seek medical attention, Cactus & Funk would now replace them in the match against the LOD, with the winners going on to face the Outlaws at WrestleMania! Cactus & Terry are pleased and say if that's supposed to be a punishment, they'd hate to see what a reward is, and they head off to get ready, because that match -- IS NEXT.

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    5. Cactus Jack & Terry Funk def. The Legion of Doom to become the #1 Contender's for the WWF World Tag Team Championships in 9:42. The tension is there from the start with the LOD, as they even argue about who's going to start the match, and the tags become stiffer as the match goes on. When they're able to get their shit together throughout the match, they are able to get some stuff over on Cactus & Funk, who we are reminded should not even be competing at this point after the injuries the past few months. They manage to set-up a Doomsday Device on Terry Funk, but Cactus Jack shoves Hawk off, and he winds up crashing hard into Animal. Funk drops down and rolls over on top of the winded Animal and covers to get the win!

    Post-match, Cactus & Funk celebrate to the back and JR yells that they're finally gonna get their straight up shot at the Outlaws for the Tag Titles, and it'll be at WrestleMania XIV! But back in the ring, things are not as joyous of a sight. Hawk starts yelling at Animal for getting pinned, but Animal yells back about Hawk falling into him! AND NO HESITATION THIS TIME, THEY IMMEDIATELY START THROWING PUNCHES AT EACH OTHER! They roll around on the mat, throwing punches and brawling, and a ton of referees and low card wrestlers rush out to break it up, BUT THEY KEEP BURSTING THROUGH AND GOING RIGHT BACK AT ONE ANOTHER AGAIN! Animal's finally had enough, throwing up his arms and exciting the ring. He yells back at Hawk that "we're done" and "he has no brother". Hawk has to continue to be held back as he yells at Animal that "it's fine with him"! THE LOD IS OVER?!

    EARLIER TONIGHT: We see replays of the opening segment between Austin/DX with Kane officially getting his challenge accepted by Austin for tonight's main event. We then see a replay of Mike Tyson joining D-Generation-X earlier on.
    Stone Cold's music hits and we're about ready for our main event. The crowd pops and Austin marches on out as he's introduced. But Austin suddenly hooks left when he notices something on the stage -- AND IT'S SHAWN MICHAELS FROM OUT OF NOWHERE WITH SWEET CHIN MUSIC, DAMNIT! THEY NEVER LEFT! Austin's laid out on the stage, and Helmsley, Chyna AND EVEN MIKE TYSON come out and they pose over top of Austin! HBK holds up the WWF Title, and Mike Tyson continues to go overboard with the 'SUCK IT' taunt. We go abruptly to break!

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    BEFORE THE BREAK: We see Austin hooking left on the stage when he noticed something, and it was Shawn Michaels. From a different angle, we see HBK slide from under the black curtain on the stage, hop up and nail an unsuspecting Austin with Sweet Chin Music, before posing over top of him with DX and Mike Tyson.

    DURING THE BREAK: We see Austin being helped to the back, albeit against his will, and Sgt. Slaughter is overheard saying this match won't be going on, and Austin's pissed off.
    After the replays, BOOM! ARENA GOES RED, AND HERE COMES KANE! JR's confused, because the match was just called off by Commissioner Slaughter. Kane storms around ringside with Bearer waddling behind him, and Kane grabs a nearby stage hand and just TOSSES HIM aside into the guard rail in anger. Bearer starts screaming for this to be fixed, they want Austin! Kane grabs one of the camera man, AND HE SENDS HIM INTO THE STEPS, AND HE BREAKS THE CAMERA! Bearer continues to direct traffic as some people start to run and hide, AND KANE STARTS GRABBING A FAN AND PULLING HIM OVER THE GUARD RAIL! SOMEBODY STOP THIS! Kane tosses the fan into the ring and goes in after him, and he starts stalking the nervous prey around, as he crawls backwards around the ring in absolute fear. He finally grabs the fan, AND NO DAMNIT, A TOMBSTONE TO THE FAN! Bearer starts lightly kicking the fan to roll him out of the ring, and he starts yelling that Kane can do this all night. He points out at Lawler and JR, threatening to have them Tombstoned as well! Kane starts to move towards the ropes to go after another victi --

    GONG!

    THE LIGHTS GO OUT?!

    GONG!

    A purple hue fills the arena, and the fans start buzzing. Kane is stoically still, and Bearer is trying to assure him, quite loudly, that it's not "him", there's no way, "he's dead and gone".

    GONG!

    JR notes that out of nowhere, the temperature just dropped in the arena, and it's a really damp and cold feeling inside right now.

    GONG!

    The bells continue to toll, as Bearer and Kane wait around in the purple shade of darkness, and Bearer starts to get confident that somebody's just pulling a prank. He even picks up a mic and asks JR and King which one of them is pulling this prank so Kane can come out there and show them a thing or two.

    GONG!

    BUT WAIT A MINUTE WHAT'S THIS -- A COFFIN IS NOW ON THE STAGE?!

    GONG!

    BOOM! A BOLT OF LIGHTNING COMES FROM OUT OF NOWHERE AND STRIKES THE CASKET, EXPLODING IT INTO PIECES, AND --

    HE SITS UP! IT'S THE UNDERTAKER, BAH GAWD KING, IT'S THE UNDERTAKER! HE'S HERE, HE'S ALIVE AND HE IS HERE! Amidst the crowd losing their mind, Undertaker's voice can be heard throughout the whole arena still, as he yells --

    "WELCOME TO HELL, AND GREET THE DEMON WHO WILL LEAD YOU INTO ETERNAL DAMNATION! KANE! YOU HAVE DISAPPOINTED ME! IS THAT THE BEST EFFORT THAT YOU COULD PUT TOGETHER AT THE ROYAL RUMBLE? DID YOU THINK THAT COULD DESTROY ME?! DON'T YOU KNOW THAT YOU CANNOT DESTROY THAT DOES NOT WISH TO PERRISH? AND YOU PAUL, THE AUDACITY TO COME OUT HERE WEEK AFTER WEEK AND CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY DISAPPEARENCE?! THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS, ALL THOSE TIMES THAT I RETURN TO THE WORLD OF DARKNESS, IT'S ON MY OWN ACCORD. IT'S A TIME FOR SPIRTUAL HEALING. IT'S A TIME FOR THE TRUTH, AND I KNOW THE TRUTH. AND THIS TRIP, WHAT I WAS DOING, WAS SOOTHING THE SOULS OF MY PARENTS. BECAUSE I HAD TO EXPLAIN TO THEM WHY -- I WOULD HAVE TO DO THE ONE THING I PROMISED TO NEVER DO. KANE! --"

    But Bearer cuts him off, and he says that the Undertaker isn't the Phenom anymore, he's standing NEXT to the real Phenom! Kane slowly lifts his arms up, and BOOM, a wall of flames pops up on the stage -- BUT THE UNDERTAKER WALKS RIGHT THROUGH THE FIRE!



    "I WILL WALK STRAIGHT THROUGH THE FIRES OF HELL TO FACE YOU, KANE! AND WHEN YOU LOOK INTO THE EYES OF YOUR OLDER BROTHER, YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHY I AM THE MOST FEARED ENTITY IN THE WORLD WRESTLING FEDERATION. YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHY I AM THE REAPER OF WAYWARD SOULS. AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHY I'M THE LORD OF DARKNESS. KANE, THERE'S ONE THOUGHT I WANT YOU TO HAVE BETWEEN NOW AND MARCH 29TH, WRESTLEMANIA 14 -- I WANT YOU TO REMEMBER WHEN WE WERE SMALL CHILDREN AND WE WOULD BEGIN TO FIGHT. MOTHER AND FATHER WERE ALWAYS THERE TO PULL ME OFF OF YOU. WELL THIS TIME, THERE WON'T BE ANYONE TO SAVE YOU. MAY THE HOUNDS OF HEAL EAT YOUR ROTTEN SOUL -- AND YOU WILL REST! IN! PEAAAAAAAAAAACE!

    The arena turns black again as the Undertaker's music plays, and the crowd goes nuts. JR yells about Brother vs. Brother finally taking place, and it happening at WrestleMania 14 on March 29th! When the lights come back on just a little bit, Kane is seen freaking out in the ring and Paul Bearer trying to console him as RAW goes off the air!




    WWF WRESTLEMANIA XIV (3/29) CARD

    WWF WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
    Special Guest Enforcer: Mike Tyson
    Shawn Michaels [c] Vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin

    The Undertaker Vs. Kane

    WWF WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
    New Age Outlaws [c] Vs. Cactus Jack & Terry Funk

    WWF INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP
    The Rock [c] Vs. Ken Shamrock

    WWF EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
    Owen Hart [c] Vs. Triple H

    NO DISQUALIFICATIONS - GRUDGE MATCH
    Ric Flair Vs. Jeff Jarrett

    STRAP MATCH - MASK vs. MAKEUP
    Big Van Vader Vs. The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust w/ Luna

    WWF LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
    Jerry Lawler Locked In A Cage!
    Brian Christopher [c] Vs. TAKA Michinoku

    #1 CONTENDERS TAG TEAM BATTLE ROYAL
    Winner Gets A WWF Tag Team Title Match!
    Rock 'n' Roll Express, The Quebecers, The Godwinns, The Headbangers, Faarooq & Kama, Mark Henry & D'Lo Brown, Tommy Dreamer & 2 Cold Scorpio, Ahmed Johnson & Steve Blackman

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    WWF World Heavyweight Champion: Shawn Michaels (Since 12/27/1997)
    WWF Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (Since 12/8/1997)
    WWF European Champion: Owen Hart (Since 1/18/1998)
    WWF World Tag Team Champions: New Age Outlaws (Since 11/17/1997)
    WWF Light Heavyweight Champion: Brian Christopher (Since 1/18/1998)
    NWA North American Heavyweight Champion: Jeff Jarrett (Since 1/5/1998)



    WWF RAW IS WAR
    MARCH 9TH, 1998
    WHEELING, WV


    TONIGHT: THE FALL OUT OF MIKE TYSON JOINING DX; AUSTIN IS ON THE WARPATH; KANE & PAUL BEARER WILL ADDRESS THE UNDERTAKER'S WRESTLEMANIA CHALLENGE; AND IN A HUGE MAIN EVENT, DX TAKES ON THE OUTLAWS!

    BREAK IT DOWN. D-Generation-X makes their way out to start the show, sans Mike Tyson. JR explains that Tyson will speak on RAW next week to explain why he joined D-Generation-X. Shawn is all smiles as he enters the ring with the WWF Title over his shoulder. He immediately starts putting DX over on the mic, because ONCE AGAIN, they proved that without a shadow of a doubt, THEY run the show here in the WWF, nobody else. Vince McMahon thought he'd have a nice little PR stunt with Mike Tyson? Wrong, Mike Tyson runs with the KLIQ now. Steve Austin thought he'd have a chance in Hell of winning the WWF Title at WrestleMania? Wrong, because again, MIKE TYSON IS IN D-GENERATION-X. He says that Steve Austin has just been continually embarassed and one-upped since he won that Royal Rumble, and like he told Steve last May, there's only one Sheriff in the WWF, and this company would never be big enough for the both of them. And he's going to make sure of that come WrestleMania, along with Iron Mike Tyson. Now, Shawn says that Iron Mike did a little too much partying last week, so he wouldn't be here tonight. But that's okay, because the rest of DX is going to keep the party going TONIGHT! Because here tonight, they're going to take care of one little NAGGING issue, and that is the issue of the New Age Outlaws. The camera picks up Hunter again looking genuinely annoyed by Shawn being so bull headed regarding the Outlaws. Shawn apologizes to Hunter, he knows that he likes the Outlaws, and he knows that he's the one that struck up the business relationship with them in the first place -- but they almost caused a lot more damage than they're worth back at No Way Out, and they've been running their mouths ever since, and tonight, DX is going to shut it for them. They drug D-Generation-X down at No Way Out, and he can't have that happening headed into WrestleMania. Before he finishes, he warns Steve Austin to watch his back once he gets here tonight -- because he never quite knows when the next Sweet Chin Music is gonna hit.

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    We see a recap of all the drama within the Nation of Domination in recent months, as well as Ken Shamrock's quest to become the WWF Intercontinental Champion.
    As Rock & Faarooq make their way out, already arguing, JR reminds us that this is a rematch from Saturday Night's Main Event about two months ago.

    1. Ken Shamrock & Steve Blackman def. The Rock & Faarooq in 9:38. Rock & Faarooq aren't even pretending to like or put up with each other's shit anymore. The tags are harsh, they trash talk each other and they keep getting each other out of the game. Shamrock & Blackman are able to thrive because of this. Rock catches a lucky break when he makes Blackman whiff on a Bicycle Kick and gets him with a DDT and a nearfall. Rock works Blackman over, and Faarooq even manages to cut Shamrock off. Rock sets up what he is now calling "The People's Elbow", as Faarooq and Shamrock are being held back. Rock goes into the set-up and hits the ropes, but before he can connect, Faarooq "accidentally" walks backwards into The Rock and breaks the move up! Rock grabs Faarooq by the arm and spins him around. Faarooq thinks it was Blackman, SO HE TURNS AND DECKS THE ROCK! Faarooq legitimately apologizes but Rock flips out on him and shoves him away. In the meantime, Blackman's rolled over to the corner, tagged in Shamrock. Rock pushes past Faarooq to get at him, but Shamrock catches him with a Belly to Belly Suplex! Blackman cuts Faarooq off with a Pump Kick, and SHAMROCK COVERS THE ROCK TO WIN!

    Post-match, both Rock & Faarooq are down, and Shamrock & Blackman leave the ring to celebrate to the back. But as they have their backs turned, the rest of the Nation runs out and attacks them from behind and lays them out on the floor. They put a beatdown on Shamrock & Blackman after weeks of bad luck against the both of them, and back in the ring, Faarooq and Rock both start to get up -- AND THEY'RE READY TO START BRAWLING NOW! Faarooq takes an arrant swing, BUT ROCK DUCKS AND SETS FAAROOQ UP FOR A ROCK BOTTOM! BUT KAMA SLIDES INTO THE RING AND BREAKS IT UP JUST IN TIME! The Nation continues to get in the middle of The Rock and Faarooq, and Faarooq eventually leaves the ring, once again ordering the Nation to follow him, which they do, albeit begrudgingly. Rock continues to run his mouth -- BUT FROM BEHIND, SHAMROCK TAKES ROCK DOWN AND TRAPS HIM IN THE ANKLELOCK! ROCK STARTS SCREAMING IN AGONY, AND HE'S TAPPING OUT LIKE A MAD MAN AS SHAMROCK KEEPS THE HOLD APPLIED! HE REACHES OUT TOWARDS THE AISLEWAY FOR HELP FROM HIS NATION OF DOMINATION BRETHEREN -- BUT FAAROOQ HOLDS THEM BACK! The camera picks up Faarooq saying The Rock can handle this himself, and he DEMANDS the Nation head to the back. An angry D'Lo, Kama & Mark Henry stomp off to the back, and Faarooq looks back WITH A SMILE! THE NATION IS READY TO IMPLODE!

    Backstage, Michael Cole interviews Kane & Paul Bearer about what happened last week when the Undertaker returned, and Bearer says they'll say what they have to say out in the ring. They're asked if they're worried about The Undertaker's mind games, and before they can start answering -- the lights start flickering and the doors and lockers start shaking, opening and closing! Bearer freaks out and runs away, along with Cole, and Kane just stands there.

    During the entrances for the next match, the camera cuts to commentary where JR rubs it in that Lawler is going to have to be in that Shark Cage no matter what at WrestleMania, and can't help his son. Lawler is fuming mad and won't even speak.

    2. TAKA Michinoku & Aguila def. Too Much via DQ in 8:06. Too Much look decent enough on their first outing together, and it's all about protecting Christopher from TAKA. That doesn't last for long, as Christopher's arrogance catches up with him and TAKA starts mowing him down with kicks and chops. TAKA & Aguila start going on a decent enough finishing run, but a noise is heard over the commentary headphones -- AND IT'S LAWLER RUSHING INTO THE RING AND CUTTING TAKA OFF WITH A HARD SHOT WITH HIS CROWN! The ref calls for the bell!

    Post-match, Lawler & Too Much go right into putting the boots to TAKA Michinoku. Lawler yells that if he can't get him at WrestleMania, he'll make sure he never makes it to WrestleMania. Aguila gets back into the ring to try and even up the odds, but he falls to the numbers game as well. Christopher lays out the LHW Title and Lawler goes to Piledrive TAKA on top of the belt -- BUT THE WHOLE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION COMES BOLTING OUT FROM THE BACK! Lawler & Too Much immediately bail, taking the title with them, as the division checks on a beat down TAKA and dares Lawler & Too Much to come back!

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    After the break, Lawler & Too Much are seen celebrating backstage. Commissioner Slaughter comes up to them and lambastes them for what they just did. He says now, not only is Lawler still going to be in the Shark Cage, but Scott Taylor is going to be BANNED from WrestleMania completely under threat of TERMINATION! All three of them freak out. Slaughter demands Lawler head back to the commentary table now, AND THAT'S AN ORDER MAGGOT!

    The camera pans to the side quickly when a loud slam is heard -- IT'S STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN ENTERING THE ARENA! He throws his bag down and marches right past the camera, shoving him aside. Another camera picks up around the corner as Austin heads right up and through Gorilla Area as his music hits and he makes his way out to the arena to a huge pop!

    He grabs a mic and calls for his music to be cut. He says he's had just about all he can take of D-Generation-X and their stupid little BS. And there's only one thing he hates as much as DX, and it's Vince McMahon's attempts to try and stifle Stone Cold Steve Austin. You can call him a conspiracy theorist all you want, he knows for a god damn fact, son, that Vince McMahon is more than okay with Mike Tyson putting on that stupid little DX shirt and crotch chopping his ass all over the ring, because he thinks that puts Steve Austin at a greater disadvantage headed into WrestleMania. Hell, he'd even go as far as to believe that McMahon brokered the damn deal between DX and Mike Tyson. And he gets it, Vince McMahon hates Steve Austin, he doesn't want Stone Cold as WWF Champion. Well that's too damn bad, you sorry bastard. But he wants to know what kind of ride he's in for headed into WrestleMania, so he knows what kind of ass whooping to be ready to give out, and he ain't leaving this ring until he gets some answers from Vince McMahon himself! JR yells that Austin is holding the show hostage. He slides to the outside, grabs a steel chair and sets up back in the ring. He signals for a couple of beers, and he starts lounging around in the ring!

    A minute or two passes and the crowd's loving it, and eventually, Jack Lanza and Dave Hebner come out and try waving Austin out of the ring. He gets up out of his chair and says if they take one more step towards this damn ring, he's going to shove the little one up the one with the mustache's ass! Lanza & Hebner continue to yell, but Austin ignores them and goes back to drinking. He turns back to see them as he sits down and reminds them, he said he's not going anywhere until he gets some damned answers from Vince McMahon IN PERSON.

    Lanza & Hebner start discussing things, and they signal to the back. A few seconds later, Commissioner Slaughter makes his way out and starts pointing his finger and yelling at Austin. Slaughter gets as far as the steel steps before Austin warns him to get his big dumb ass to the back and go find McMahon, or he'll smack his ass around too, AND THAT'S AN ORDER YOU SORRY SON OF A BITCH! Austin goes right back to drinking and sitting in a chair, checking his imaginary watch, and getting the crowd riled up. Slaughter, Lanza & Hebner discuss what to do.

    The cameras cut backstage, and Vince McMahon is seen watching on a monitor near the RAW interview set. Vince doesn't look the least bit amused. Pat Patterson and Gerald Brisco are there, and they're both encouraging him to go out there and slug him, they know he can take Austin down with one shot! They keep building him up, but McMahon quiets them down, and says that's not the road he's choosing to go down at this time. And we go to break with Stone Cold still holding the show hostage!

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    Back from break, and now Patterson & Brisco have made their way out along with security to meet up with Lanza, Hebner & Slaughter, and all they start trying to move in on Austin and get him from the ring. Austin is back on the mic and says he's kicked the ass of more tougher bastards than all of them combined, he ain't scared, but be forewarned, they step in this ring, they're stepping in to Stone Cold's world, and he will stomp a mud hole in each and every one of their asses and walk it dry! The team of agents and the security continue to try to reason with Austin, and Austin just yells back at them as he continues to drink yet another beer. The crowd starts booing and Austin looks up, and finally -- HERE COMES MR. MCMAHON!

    Vince convenes with his agents and the security team. Austin hops back on the mic and eggs Vince on and even offers him a truce, saying he promises not to lay a hand on him, he just wants some answers, now are you a man or are you just chickenshit?! Vince's eyes bug out a bit, and he moves past the agents & guards and he heads to the ring! He's reluctant to enter, and he keeps warning Austin not to get physical, and Austin angrily tells him just to get in here, he's not gonna put a hand on him. Vince is handed a microphone, and Austin says point blank, what is with all of the Mike Tyson ass kissing? You've got Stone Cold Steve Austin, the real baddest man on the planet, the toughest SOB in the WWF today, the man who's going to march into WrestleMania XIV and take the WWF Title off of Shawn Michaels -- yet he's got his nose so far up Mike Tyson's ass. Vince calms him down and assures him that when he called Mike Tyson that, it was just a figure of speech, it was not meant as an insult towards Steve Austin. Furthermore, the fact that Mr. Austin would be quite frankly buffonish enough to think he would broker a deal between DX and Mike Tyson just to "screw" Steve Austin, frankly, he's better than that, and this has all been about business, nothing personal. Austin repeats that what he said to Tyson was just a figure of speech, and Vince shakes his head, so Austin gives him the finger and says THAT is just a figure of speech too! HUGE POP.

    Austin says this isn't good enough, he wants to hear it come from the horse's mouth. He says does Vince McMahon want Steve Austin as the WWF Champion and the face of this company? If Vince McMahon wants Stone Cold to win the WWF Title, give him a Hell Yeah! The crowd yells Hell Yeah, but Vince backs away. Austin keeps trying to pester and provoke Vince, but Vince refuses to answer yes or no. Austin starts making fun of Vince's stupid yellow sports jacket, AND HE RIPS THE POCKET RIGHT OFF! Vince is livid, but he restrains himself. Austin dares Vince to take his best shot, nail him square in his face. Vince shakes his head no and turns to leave, but he warns that Austin will pay for this. Vince asks the crowd if they want Steve Austin to kick Vince McMahon square in his ass, give him a Hell Yeah, and the crowd loses it. Vince just shakes his head in disgust and leaves the ring, being escorted to the back by the security and road agents. Austin laughs at Vince retreating and says that's all the answers he needed, and rest assure, before the night is through, he'd get his hands on DX and rip them limb from limb, and that's the bottom line, 'cause Stone Cold said so!

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    THIS PAST WEEKEND, SHOTGUN SATURDAY NIGHT: We see footage from Shotgun Saturday Night, where Ric Flair saved Bradshaw during a match with Ricky Morton in which a beat down ensued, and Windham came out afterwards, flipping out at Bradshaw, as well as Flair for saving HIS partner. JR notes that the match tonight was supposed to be Blackjacks/RNRX, but Windham refused, so Sgt. Slaughter put Ric Flair in his place, which only angered a very bitter Barry Windham even more.
    3. Rock 'n' Roll Express def. Blackjack Bradshaw & Ric Flair with the Double Dropkick to Bradshaw in 7:11. Bradshaw & Flair wind up making a formidable duo and they put RNRX to the test. Cornette winds up staying out of it, mostly due to threat. Flair starts going on a hot run against Morton for old times sake, and that's when Jeff Jarrett & Colonel Parker come out. Their mere presence is enough to draw Flair from the ring! Bradshaw yells for Flair to come back, and he gets pulled in by RNRX. They double team him, he fights back, but Gibson distracts the ref, Corny nails Bradshaw with the racket, and RNRX cap it off with a Double Dropkick on Bradshaw to get the win!

    Post-match, RNRX go right back to double teaming a downed Bradshaw. But it doesn't last long as thankfully, Barry Windham comes to his senses and bolts out from the back to chase RNRX & Cornette off. Bradshaw starts to get to his feet just barely and Windham yells at him, pointing out he just got his ass whooped because Ric Flair couldn't hold up his end of the bargain. He tells Bradshaw that was a stupid decision he made, and he needs to get his head out of his ass. Bradshaw looks bummed out, but Windham eventually helps him up and to the back, all the while still railing into him about his decision making.

    LAST WEEK, RAW is WAR: We see a recap of the Undertaker's surprise return, where he literally walked through the flames of Hell to challenge his brother Kane to a match at WrestleMania.
    Kane & Paul Bearer make their way out, and Bearer is already paranoid, looking over his shoulder. Paul Bearer grabs the mic and starts screaming that he knows all of the Undertaker's tricks, he knows all of his games and his ways -- there's nothing he can do to scare Kane! His brother Kane is the true Phenom now, KANE IS THE LORD OF DARKNESS! Bearer officially accepts The Undertaker's challenge to face Kane at WrestleMania, BUT THAT WON'T CHANGE A THI -- *GONG*!

    THE LIGHTS GO OUT!

    A few moments pass.

    *GONG!

    The lights come back on -- AND THE UNDERTAKER IS STANDING IN THE RING BEHIND KANE & PAUL BEARER! The crowd loses their shit, and Kane & Bearer turn to see The Undertaker standing there staring them down. Kane goes to bumrush his brother, but --

    *GONG*!

    The lights go off again! A bit of movement is heard, and eventually, the lights fade back on -- and The Undertaker is gone! Kane is starting to get angry and freak out a bit himself now, but he composes himself. Paul Bearer, on the other hand, is freaking out and already starting to bolt from the ring. Kane stands tall, however, and he lights the ringposts on fire to prove a point before leaving. THESE BROTHERS COLLIDE IN LESS THAN THREE WEEKS BAH GAWD!

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    LAST WEEK, RAW is WAR: We see a recap of Vader and Goldust's confrontation, leading to the challenge for WrestleMania. A strap match, Mask vs. Make-up, as well as Vader's harsh comments about Goldust and his relationship with his father.


    4. The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust def. Tom Brandi with the Bionic Elbow in 2:59. Just a complete mockery of the situation, and he puts Brandi away with the Bionic Elbow, if you wheel, babeh.

    Post-match, Luna comes out with a leather strap as Goldusty is dancing around like "The American Dream" used to. Luna hands him the strap, and in a preview of what may be to come at WrestleMania, they both take turns whipping the Hell out of Brandi, only stopping to dance to his theme music a bit more. He starts choking Brandi with the strap until finally, Vader comes bolting out from the back with his own leather strap, and he chases Goldusty and Luna away. Goldusty heads up the ramp and shouts back in his best Dusty voice "YOU GOTS NOTHIN' BABEH, YOU GON' HAVE NOBODEH! BULL OF DA WOODS! FIRST BLOOD!" and it just makes the Mastadon even more irate.

    Backstage, Kevin Kelly is standing by in front of a locker room that's being guarded by security. He explains that by request of the New Age Outlaws, the men who they will face at WrestleMania, Cactus Jack and Terry Funk, are being secluded in this locker room for the duration of the next match to ensure their safety. He's let in by the guard so he can get a word with Cactus & Terry. As Kelly enters the room, Cactus is wandering around breaking shit, and Terry Funk is trying to provoke the different security guards into fighting because he's not well. Kelly asks Cactus about being secluded back here tonight, and Cactus says it's fine with them as long as they still get their shot at the Outlaws come WrestleMania, bang bang. But that can't be how it ends, oh no, this ride of theirs, it's got to have an exclamation point if it's going to come to an end at WrestleMania -- and that's why he was able to convince Commissioner Slaughter into making the match at WrestleMania into A STREET FIGHT! And come WrestleMania, they will finally get their vengeance for the dumpster, they will finally get their chance to take everything from the Outlaws. Their titles, their careers, maybe even -- their lives, BANG BANG! Cactus goes back to destroying shit and Funk is still trying to fight the stoic security guards. Kelly bails out in fear, and our Main Event is NEXT!

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    Back from break, we see that there's security near ringside to ensure that nothing else gets out of hand tonight.

    The Outlaws come out first, and DX is out not too long after. While Shawn is playing up to the crowd and holding up the WWF Title, the Outlaws are seething. Triple H is seen clearly apologizing to the Outlaws, and they don't seem to be buying it one bit.

    5. The New Age Outlaws vs. D-Generation-X went to a No Contest in a Non Title Match in 5:47. Hunter tries to work a respectful match here, but the Outlaws are still fuming after the way HBK has ran his mouth lately. Dogg & Gunn get too physical with Hunter, and he starts to get pissed off. Shawn calls for the tag, and he cockily goes in to face off against Gunn. He doesn't take it seriously at all until Gunn hits him with a series of armdrags and just narrowly misses a dropkick before Michaels slides out to the floor to avoid it, and he's furious. He tags Helmsley back in and Helmsley starts getting a bit more vicious with the Outlaws. All the while, Shawn is hollering from the apron, trying to instigate more of a fight with the Outlaws, and Hunter has to keep diffusing the situation. The Outlaws have finally had enough and they pull Shawn into the ring! Hunter takes umbridge with that, and the four men square off --

    THE GLASS SHATTERS, AND HERE COMES THE RATTLESNAKE TO MAKE GOOD ON HIS PROMISE! Security rushes up the rampway to try and stop him, BUT AUSTIN JUST STARTS TAKING 'EM ALL DOWN, ONE BY ONE! Helmsley rushes out to prevent Austin from getting to the ring as Austin continues brawling with security. But as Helmsley gets to the floor -- OWEN HART RUSHES HIM FROM THE CROWD AND STARTS ATTACKING HIM! Austin slides past them and into the ring and he's got Michaels cornered! Michaels looks at the Outlaws for help, but the Outlaws leave! They walk right past Helmsley getting attacked as well and head up the rampway -- BUT FROM BEHIND, CACTUS JACK & TERRY FUNK ARE FREE AND THEY ATTACK THE OUTLAWS ON THE STAGE!

    Back in the ring, Michaels avoids Austin's initial attack and runs to the floor. Security is back up and around to try and get in between Austin and Michaels on the floor. Other agents rush out to try and separate the other two brawls going on. Helmsley gets away from Owen, who's being drug away, and he rushes over and drags Austin into the ring. Austin and Helmsley get into a brawl, but Austin ducks a right hand and WHAM, STONE COLD STUNNER TO HELMSLEY! Austin's putting the boots to Helmsley now, BUT FROM BEHIND SHAWN MICHAELS SLIDES IN WITH A CHAIR! HE'S WAITNG FOR AUSTIN TO TURN, AND WHEN HE DOES -- *WHA-NO! AUSTIN DUCK! SHAWN TURNS! KICK TO THE GUT, STUNNER TO THE CHAMPION! STUNNER TO THE CHAMPION! Chyna reaches in and pulls Shawn out and Hunter stumbles out as DX retreats and Austin celebrates like a mad man with a SUPER HOT crowd as the show comes to an end!




    WWF WRESTLEMANIA XIV (3/29) CARD

    WWF WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
    Special Guest Enforcer: Mike Tyson
    Shawn Michaels [c] Vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin

    BROTHER vs. BROTHER
    The Undertaker Vs. Kane

    WWF WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
    Street Fight
    New Age Outlaws [c] Vs. Cactus Jack & Terry Funk

    WWF INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP
    The Rock [c] Vs. Ken Shamrock

    WWF EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
    Owen Hart [c] Vs. Triple H

    STRAP MATCH - MASK vs. MAKEUP
    Big Van Vader Vs. The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust w/ Luna

    NO DISQUALIFICATIONS - GRUDGE MATCH
    Ric Flair Vs. Jeff Jarrett

    WWF LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
    Jerry Lawler Locked In A Cage!
    Brian Christopher [c] Vs. TAKA Michinoku

    #1 CONTENDERS TAG TEAM BATTLE ROYAL
    Winner Gets A WWF Tag Team Title Match!
    Rock 'n' Roll Express, The Quebecers, The Godwinns, The Headbangers, Faarooq & Kama, Mark Henry & D'Lo Brown, Tommy Dreamer & 2 Cold Scorpio, Ahmed Johnson & Steve Blackman

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    WWF World Heavyweight Champion: Shawn Michaels (Since 12/27/1997)
    WWF Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (Since 12/8/1997)
    WWF European Champion: Owen Hart (Since 1/18/1998)
    WWF World Tag Team Champions: New Age Outlaws (Since 11/17/1997)
    WWF Light Heavyweight Champion: Brian Christopher (Since 1/18/1998)
    NWA North American Heavyweight Champion: Jeff Jarrett (Since 1/5/1998)



    WWF RAW IS WAR
    MARCH 16TH, 1998
    PHILADELPHIA, PA


    TONIGHT: VINCE MCMAHON HAS SENT AUSTIN & MICHAELS HOME TONIGHT, BUT HE WILL SPEAK LIVE ON THEIR ISSUE!; DOGG/CACTUS, FUNK/GUNN!

    Michael Cole is in the ring to kick off the show, and he welcomes out his guest, the World's Most Dangerous Man, Ken Shamrock! As Shamrock makes his way out, we see footage of the Shamrock/Blackman vs. Faarooq/Rock match last week, including the Nation walking out on Rock as Shamrock trapped him in the Anklelock. Back in real time, Cole asks Shamrock what his mindset is headed into WrestleMania 14 where he will face the Rock for the Intercontinental Title. Shamrock puts the Rock over as being tough, but hasn't forgotten what happened at the Rumble and every other time since then, so he's not just coming to win the title, he's coming to hurt him at WrestleMania.

    In almost no time, the Nation's music hits and they make their way out. Conspicuous by his absence is Faarooq, who JR informs us is having some sort of transportation issues. Rock addresses that right off the bat, saying Faarooq has missed his flight and wouldn't be here in the City of Brotherly Love tonight, which means that THE ROCK is in charge, and it's time to start laying the smackdown on someone's candy ass. And that candy ass just might be this jabroni in the ring, Ken Shamrock. He says that Shamrock talks a big game, and yeah, he looks big and tough when he's attacking the People's Champ from behind. But if he had to do it to his face, the Rock would slap the taste out of his mouth, plant him with a Rock Bottom and then finish him off with THE MOST electrifying move in all of sports entertainment today -- the PEOPLE'S Elbow! But since Ken Shamrock wants to come out here and run his mouth about the Rock, then they don't have to wait until WrestleMania, they can get it on right here TONIGHT!

    Shamrock gets fired up in the ring and starts yelling for Rock to bring it on, he's ready. Rock tells him to know his role and shut his mouth so the Great One can finish speaking. He'll gladly give Ken Shamrock a match in that ring tonight, non-title of course, as long as he can overcome one of the Nation members in 2 minutes or less. Shamrock is even more all about that, and even yells he'd fight all of them. Rock tells him that won't be necesarry. Rock looks back at the rest of the Nation before signaling to D'Lo, telling him to run down there and get it done! D'Lo looks nervous, but he follows the order, and he slides in after Shamrock to start the impromptu match!

    1. Ken Shamrock def. D'Lo Brown in a 2 Minute Challenge via DQ in 1:47. Shamrock beats the piss out of D'Lo for just around 90 seconds. D'Lo doesn't get a single move in. Shamrock plants D'Lo with a big belly to belly suplex and locks him in the Anklelock. Rock quickly rushes around ringside, snatches a steel chair, slides in and BLASTS Shamrock across the head for the DQ!

    Post-match, the Rock calls the rest of the Nation off, telling them to stay back, and he puts himself and what he just did over. He starts to run his mouth about gladly giving Shamrock a match tonight if he can even make it -- but as he says that, SHAMROCK STARTS GETTING UP?! HOLY SHIT. Rock is even shocked himself at Shamrock's toughness. Shamrock is up on his knees, he lets out a yell, AND HE CALLS FOR ROCK TO GIVE HIM ANOTHER ONE! AND THE ROCK OBLIGES!





    EMT's immediately rush out to start checking on Shamrock, and the ref loses his shit on The Rock. Rock spits on Shamrock and leaves the ring, taking the dented chair with him as some sort of memento, and he orders the Nation to the back!

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    BEFORE THE BREAK: We see a few replays from a couple different angles of the Rock's vicious chairshot onto Ken Shamrock.

    DURING THE BREAK: Shamrock refused to be put on a stretcher and started to walk up the rampway by himself, stumbling around and even falling at one point.
    We go backstage, and a clearly concussed Ken Shamrock is sat back on a stack of wooden pallets, with two referees and the EMT's trying to get a sense of his condition and what they should do. They keep trying to convince him to go the hospital, but Shamrock screams at them and runs after them, telling them to stay away. He stumbles off into the distance, and he is in no condition to be here at this point, he needs help.

    Elsewhere backstage, Kevin Kelly is standing by with The Rock, who's still showing off that dented steel chair like a trophy. Rock tells Ken Shamrock that'll show him who the real Most Dangerous Man is here in the WWF. It's not some jacked up lepruchaun like Ken Shamrock, it's a chizzled out adonis like The Rock. What The Rock just did out there was not only lay the Smackdown on Ken Shamrock's monkey ass, but he proved without a shadow of a doubt the leadership potential that he has, and just why he's the best damn Intercontinental Champion of all time. It's just ashame that he's going to have to have the night off at WrestleMania, because there's no way -- AND THE ROCK MEANS NO WAY that Ken Shamrock makes it to WrestleMania!

    We see a recap of the Outlaws/Cactus & Funk feud, that will culminate at WrestleMania XIV in a Street Fight for the WWF Tag Team Championships.
    JR notes that during this match and the other one later on, the partners will be barred from ringside.

    2. Cactus Jack def. Road Dogg Jesse James with the Double Arm DDT in 7:06. Dogg has the advantage here when he keeps this on the mat and works holds, but the moment he tries to out-brawl Cactus, he goes into a downward spiral and Cactus controls the flow of the match. Dogg sneaks in a low blow behind the ref's back, and he gets some heat on Cactus. He tries for a Pumphandle Drop, but Cactus breaks free and hip tosses him down. Cactus starts charging at Dogg in various corners, hits the Tree of Woe, and as Dogg stumbles back up and out, he plants him with the Double Arm DDT to get the win!

    Post-match, Cactus has his arm raised, but in no time flat, Billy Gunn runs out and nails him from behind with one of the Tag Title belts. He puts the boots to him and drags him out to the floor, and Road Dogg is back up to follow. They're working quick, knowing Funk could be out any second. They take Cactus by the shoulders and shove him back HARD into the steel steps! They peel back the mats at ringside, lift him back up, AND THEY SLAM HIM DOWN, BACK FIRST AND HARD, ONTO THE EXPOSED CONCRETE! They go to finish the job, BUT TERRY FUNK RUNS OUT WITH THE BARBED WIRE BASEBALL BAT! The Outlaws run all the way around the ring and back up the ramp to the back, and Funk and the ref check on Cactus Jack.

    Backstage, Bradshaw approaches Barry Windham in the locker room, and he tries to settle this once and for all so everything is okay. Windham seems upset with himself, and he apologizes first, and Bradshaw says it's enough apologizing from the both of them. He's entered them into the Tag Team Battle Royal at WrestleMania, and looking at the landscape, they can definitely get this done. Windham actually is all for it, ready to get back into the swing of things in the tag scene. Bradshaw says there's one issue, however, they were only allowed into the match if they compete tonight in a six man tag against Jarrett and RNRX -- with Ric Flair as their partner! Bradshaw walks off, and Windham is right back into being pissed off. THAT MATCH IS NEXT!

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    Back from break, Owen Hart is making his way down the rampway in a walking boot with a crutch and in a tracksuit. He doesn't look the least bit happy. JR says he'll be joining them for commentary for the rest of the night.

    HERSHEY PA, THIS PAST FRIDAY: We see grainy footage of Owen Hart defending the European Title against D'Lo Brown, in which he rolled his ankle pretty badly and would be in a walking boot for a few weeks. He's expected to be fine but won't compete again until WrestleMania XIV.
    Owen joins the commentary table and jokes that he's supposed to have an Insurance Policy, but he guesses that he doesn't work weekends. JR explains that Rick Rude is home with an illness but would be on RAW next week. They talk about Owen's scheduled match with Triple H at WrestleMania, and Owen says he's more than ready, he won't let a little injury like this stop him, and Triple H is going to get what's coming to him en route to him finally ending the careers of D-Generation-X. JR says that earlier today, Sgt. Slaughter made some ammendments to the Triple H/Owen match at WrestleMania, and they are as follows:

    - Going against his initial thoughts, Commissioner Slaughter will allow both Rick Rude and Chyna at ringside. However, if either of them get involved in the match physically, there will be consequences.
    - If Rick Rude gets involved, Owen will be immediately stripped of the European Title.
    - If Chyna gets involved, Triple H will be suspended without pay for 90 days.
    - To ensure nothing fishy happens, Commissioner Slaughter has made himself the Special Guest Referee!

    Owen says he's fine with all of this, and no matter who's at ringside or who the referee is, it's not going to stop him from ending Triple H's career. He's a man on a mission, and the King of Harts has a knack for career threatening injuries.

    3. Ric Flair & The New Blackjacks def. Jeff Jarrett & Rock 'n' Roll Express in 8:24. Windham will only tag in Bradshaw, and he refuses tags from Flair in return. Flair winds up spending a lot of time out on the apron while Windham tries to forces this into a handicap match just to spite Flair. Bradshaw winds up getting isolated for a while. The few chances he has for a hot tag are cut off or Flair & Windham are arguing on the apron. Bradshaw manages to avoid the double dropkick just as Jarrett tags himself in. He dives over to his corner and Windham wants the tag, but Bradshaw tags in Flair! Jarrett bails out of the ring immediately and Flair chases after him around the ring! Parker calls Jarrett up to the rampway and they bail to the back! Cornette starts freaking out, yelling for Parker to get Jarrett back here! Flair rushes back in the ring as the Blackjacks are fending off RNRX. Morton goes after Flair, Flair takes him down and traps him in the Figure Four, and Flair picks up the win!

    Post-match, Jim Cornette gets into the ring as Flair is celebrating and the Blackjacks are leaving, and Cornette nails Flair in the back with the tennis racket! BUT FLAIR NO-SELLS IT. He turns, grabs the racket and jams it into Cornette's midsection. He trips him up, AND HE LOCKS CORNETTE IN THE FIGURE FOUR! But here comes Jeff Jarrett back down, running right past the Blackjacks, and sliding in to beat down Flair, and RNRX get back up to join in, making it a 3 on 1, and Parker helps Cornette out of the ring. Bradshaw turns to go help, but Windham keeps trying to force him to the back. Bradshaw says to Hell with that and turns to do the right thing! He darts into the ring and chases off the NWA contingent, and they bail, as Windham stands there shaking his head in dissapointment at Bradshaw.

    JR, King & Owen talk about the HBK/Austin WWF Title match with Mike Tyson as the Outside Enforcer at WrestleMania. JR notes that after the incidents the past few weeks, Mr. McMahon has sent both Michaels and Austin home this evening, but they have a special look at all three men in the Main Event.

    A hype video for the WWF Champion, Shawn Michaels, airs set to "Night Train" by Guns 'n' Roses.

    A hype video for the #1 Contender, Stone Cold Steve Austin, airs set to "Cult of Personality" by Living Colour.

    We fade into a pre-taped interview, where Jim Ross is sat with Mike Tyson in the WWF studios earlier this past week. They start off with the basics. Tyson says he's been a WWF fan his entire life and to have any sort of role with them heading into a WrestleMania is a dream come true. He says that for a couple years now, his favorite wrestler was Stone Cold Steve Austin -- that is, until he disrespected him by flipping him off back on January 19th. He says Austin pissed him off and frankly embarassed him, especially after how much he was cheering for him at the Royal Rumble. JR asks Tyson, with all due respect, how he can stay neutral at WrestleMania now? And doesn't he think that DX is just using Tyson to get what they want at WrestleMania? Tyson laughs and asks JR if he's ever used someone he loves to get where he's at today? JR doesn't answer, and Tyson says exactly. That's the way the world works, and if you think otherwise, you're a fool, you need to get with the program. JR reittirates, being as polite as possible, if Mike Tyson can be fair in a possible officiating scenario come WrestleMania 14. Tyson gets a bit loud and says "FAIR is WINNING", and he rips off his lavalier microphone and walks off the set!
    WHEN WE COME BACK, WE'LL HEAR FROM THE WWF CHAIRMAN, VINCE MCMAHON!

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    Kevin Kelly is in the ring and he welcomes out the Chairman of the WWF, Mr. Vince McMahon! Vince power walks out to an unwarm reaction from the crowd, but he's all smiles and waving. Kelly starts off by bringing up the fact that both Shawn Michaels and Steve Austin were sent home for the evening, less than two weeks away from WrestleMania. While Shawn Michaels has been running amok, he has to ask if the reasoning behind Steve Austin's dismissal was due to his direct provocation of Mr. McMahon last week? Vince says that last week, by not punching Mr. Austin in the face, he single handedly saved the Main Event of WrestleMania -- because he's not sure how Mr. Austin could've competed in a match with a broken jaw! Kelly brings up some of the other incidents between Austin and McMahon the past 6 months, and McMahon tries to play nice. He says that what he does, week in and week out, on and off camera is for the fans of the World Wrestling Federation. If he would have taken Austin down -- it would not have looked good to any of these fans!

    Kevin Kelly then transitions into asking about Austin's question last week, would Mr. McMahon but adverse to seeing Stone Cold as WWF Champion? Vince skirts the question a bit, and answers that if Mr. Austin was willing to allow himself to be molded into a respectful WWF Champion, that would be one thing. However, if Stone Cold were to become WWF Champion as we know him now, that would be a PR nightmare. Kevin Kelly is surprisingly curt with the Chairman, saying he doesn't believe that's how Mr. McMahon truly feels, and he thinks the fans of the WWF would like to hear the truth. Vince seems kind of peeved, but he points out that he's not sure if Kevin Kelly, the WWF Fans or anyone else in the world can handle the truth! Kevin Kelly INSISTS on hearing a yes or no answer from Mr. McMahon. He pauses and looks around a bit before answering...

    "Kevin Kelly, it's not just yes, it's not just no -- it's OOOOH HELLLLLLL NOOOO!"

    JR yells that Austin has to be beside himself with rage watching this at home. Vince has a good laugh at all of this before finishing it off with a "And that's the bottom line, because VINCE MCMAHON said so!" Vince power walks to the back all smiles, and the crowd showers him with negativity.

    An ad for WrestleMania XIV - AUSTIN/MICHAELS/TYSON - on 3/29 airs!

    JR, King & Owen are still aghast at Vince McMahon's comments there, and that the truth that Austin wanted has finally revealed itself. They segue into the Tag Team Battle Royal taking place at WrestleMania XIV, and they run down the list of teams participating so far, including the newly added Blackjacks who were entered tonight, despite their on-going issues. Coming up next is another preview match of the Battle Royal. And it should be noted that the winners of this battle royal at WrestleMania will become the undisputed #1 contenders for the WWF Tag Team Championships!

    4. Tommy Dreamer & 2 Cold Scorpio vs. Steve Blackman & Ahmed Johnson went to a No Contest in 5:31. Ahmed has become a bitter, passed over curmudgeon and I kind of want to keep him around with a grumpy, old thug from the corner store gimmick. Anyway, Blackman again shines continuing his hot streak, and Dreamer/Scorpio are a more than formidable duo as seen in recent weeks. Match is going along fine -- LIGHTS OUT! BOOM! ALL RED! IT'S KANE! An irate Kane STORMS down the aisleway and just barrels into the ring and starts attacking all four men. They have the numbers on him at first, but Kane's anger proves to be too great. He's able to toss Scorpio right out of the ring and he press slams Blackman out to the floor right ontop of Scorp. Dreamer tries attacking Kane from behind, but Kane just absorbs it and plants Dreamer with a Chokeslam. Ahmed just stands there and even goes to just casually leave, but Kane pulls him back and plants him with a Tombstone! He stands above the pile of bodies and raises his hands up, going to set off the corner pyro. And as he brings his hands down -- THE LIGHTS GO OUT INSTEAD!

    *GONG*!

    A single spotlight slowly shines up to the top of the Titantron, AND THERE STANDS THE UNDERTAKER, ALMOST THIRTY FEET UP IN THE AIR! He tells Kane that his powers are no longer of any use, and the true Phenom has returned. It's too late to turn back now, and come WrestleMania, the only thing left to do will be to REST. IN. PEEEEEEEEEEACE. Taker then slowly lifts his hands up and then throws them towards the ring, AND HE MAKES THE POST PYRO GO OFF INSTEAD! Taker's music rolls on as Kane stares up at his brother from the ring BAH GAWD!

    Backstage, Michael Cole is standing by with Vader. They talk about his upcoming match with Goldust at WrestleMania, a Strap Match -- Mask vs. Make-Up, and all of the personal feelings behind it. Vader says that he said what he meant, without this mask, he's got nothing. And maybe Goldust is right, maybe make-up or no make-up, he's still got that persona because of "things" like Luna. But none of that's going to matter when he's beating him senseless in the middle of that ring at WrestleMania, when he's busting his face up to match HIS eye, when he's cracked that make-up with these two hands and created a crimson mask for him to wear instead. Maybe Vader needs the mask, but maybe Leon White just needs to be pissed off enough, and that shouldn't be too hard. IT'S VADER TI -- suddenly, a strange looking man in a theatre usher's outfit walks up to Vader nervously. Vader looks him up and down, confused. The usher shakenly hands Vader a golden envelope with a golden rose attatched to it. Vader barks at him, and the Usher hightails it. Michael Cole says in passing that the guy looks familiar, like we've seen him before. Vader opens up the envelope and reads it, and after a few seconds -- he starts to smile, then laugh! He walks off, grinning from ear to ear, assuring us that WrestleMania will indeed by Vader Time!

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    EARLIER TONIGHT: We see the Outlaws attacking Cactus Jack after he defeated Road Dogg, slamming his head off the concrete floor. They prepared to do worst until Terry Funk ran out to stop them.
    Billy Gunn comes out, and he just blatantly breaks the rules by having Road Dogg make his way out, too! The Outlaws come down the aisleway but the referee gets out and stops them at the end of the ramp and starts yelling, telling Road Dogg to go to the back. The Outlaws argue in their own defense, and Terry Funk's music hits. They're not even paying attention, BUT EVERYONE ELSE IS AS TERRY FUNK COMES OUT RIDING ON THE BACK OF A DUMPSTER! HE PUSHES IT DOWN THE AISLEWAY AND HE'S STEERING IT RIGHT IN THE DIRECTION OF THE OUTLAWS! They bail away just in time as the dumpster crashes into the side of the ring! Funk lifts up Road Dogg quickly and SLAMS HIS FACE off the side of the dumpster and tosses him onto the ground. He grabs Gunn and rolls him into the ring to start the match!

    5. Bad Ass Billy Gunn def. Terry Funk with the Rocker Dropper in 9:43. Funk works like a crazy man and luckily this stays one on one as Dogg is really hurting from being slammed into the dumpster. Gunn gets the heat on Funk and works the arm for a while, but Funk makes a comeback and goes into Middle Aged and Crazy mode. He gets Gunn with a pulling piledriver and has a chance to end it, but he chooses to go up top instead and attempt the Moonsault! BUT HE MISSES AS GUNN ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY! Funk is slow to get up, on his hands and knees even. As he starts to push himself up, GUNN RUSHES OVER AND PLANTS HIM WITH A ROCKER DROPPER AND GETS THE BIG WIN!

    Post-match, Billy Gunn continues the assault on Terry Funk, and Road Dogg is back up and moving at this point, albeit a bit groggy. Road Dogg grabs one of the Tag Titles and slams it into Funk's face. They lay it out on the mat, AND THEY'RE GONNA SPIKE PILEDRIVER FUNK LIKE THEY DID TWICE AT THE TAIL END OF 1997! BUT WAIT! THE DUMPSTER LID SHOOTS OPEN, AND OUT POPS CACTUS JACK WITH THE BARBED WIRE BASEBALL BAT! He slithers into the ring AND HE MANAGES TO NAIL BILLY GUNN IN THE BACK! He drops Funk, and Jack takes a swing at Dogg's head and just narrowly misses! The Outlaws quickly grabs the belts and bail to the back as Cactus helps Funk up to his feet.

    Back at commentary, JR, King & Owen are shocked by what they just saw, and truly horrified at how violent this street fight is going to be at WrestleMania. As they begin to wrap up the show, Owen looks off into the distance and the cameras turn to see Triple H & Chyna marching down the aisleway! Hunter grabs a microphone and starts yelling at Owen, talking about the stipulations added to their WrestleMania match and claiming that there's collusion and they're out to screw DX, but it isn't going to happen. He might've gotten one over on them back in December with Rick Rude and the WWF Title, but that doesn't mean a god damn thing come WrestleMania, because he's going to kick his ass TONIGHT!

    Hunter backs off and rips off his shirt and starts daring Owen to bring it on. JR stands up and points out that Owen's in a walking boot, and Helmsley tells JR to stay the Hell out of this, and Chyna gets in JR's face. Owen pushes himself up and starts yelling back at Helmsley. Helmsley says he's tired of waiting, to hell with a match, to hell with the title, let's go, let's settle this. Hunter turns back and slides into the ring, and dares Owen to bring it on. Owen looks to the crowd and they're cheering him on. Owen hops over towards the ringside with his crutches, and there's a HUUUGE tease of him getting in, all the while JR yelling at Owen not to do it, not to risk it! But damnit, Owen's gonna do it anyway, and he starts climbing up onto the apron -- BUT CHYNA YANKS ON OWEN'S BAD LEG AND PULLS HIM DOWN! She sweeps him off his feet and starts stomping on his injured ankle! She grabs one of his crutches and starts whacking on the injury REPEATEDLY! Helmsley starts barking orders from the ring, and Chyna feeds Owen into the ring to Hunter.

    Hunter beats the shit out of Owen in the ring, laying into him with a round of stiff punches. Chyna brings a chair into the ring and she wraps it around Owen's ankle in the walking boot. Hunter goes up to the second rope and, BOOM, rolling knee drop down onto the trapped ankle! Owen starts screaming in pain, and to shut him up, to add insult to injury, Hunter lifts Owen up and plants the injured champion onto the mat with a brutal Pedigree! Helmlsey has Chyna toss him the European Title, and Helmsley gets down and grinds the title into Owen's face before throwing it aside and nailing Owen with one more punch. Owen is laid out, and Helmsley & Chyna celebrate to the back as RAW comes to a close!



    WWF WRESTLEMANIA XIV (3/29) CARD

    WWF WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
    Special Guest Enforcer: Mike Tyson
    Shawn Michaels [c] Vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin

    BROTHER vs. BROTHER
    The Undertaker Vs. Kane

    WWF WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
    Street Fight
    New Age Outlaws [c] Vs. Cactus Jack & Terry Funk

    WWF INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP
    The Rock [c] Vs. Ken Shamrock

    WWF EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
    Special Referee: Sgt. Slaughter
    If Chyna Gets Involved Physically, Triple H is Suspended 90 Days.
    If Rude Gets Involved Physically, Owen Hart is Stripped of the European Title.

    Owen Hart [c] w/ Rick Rude Vs. Triple H w/ Chyna

    STRAP MATCH - MASK vs. MAKEUP
    Big Van Vader Vs. The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust w/ Luna

    NO DISQUALIFICATIONS - GRUDGE MATCH
    Ric Flair Vs. Jeff Jarrett

    WWF LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
    Jerry Lawler Locked In A Cage!
    Brian Christopher [c] Vs. TAKA Michinoku

    #1 CONTENDERS TAG TEAM BATTLE ROYAL
    Winner Gets A WWF Tag Team Title Match!
    Rock 'n' Roll Express, The Quebecers, The Godwinns, The Headbangers, Faarooq & Kama, Mark Henry & D'Lo Brown, Tommy Dreamer & 2 Cold Scorpio, Ahmed Johnson & Steve Blackman, The New Blackjacks

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    WWF World Heavyweight Champion: Shawn Michaels (Since 12/27/1997)
    WWF Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (Since 12/8/1997)
    WWF European Champion: Owen Hart (Since 1/18/1998)
    WWF World Tag Team Champions: New Age Outlaws (Since 11/17/1997)
    WWF Light Heavyweight Champion: Brian Christopher (Since 1/18/1998)
    NWA North American Heavyweight Champion: Jeff Jarrett (Since 1/5/1998)



    WWF RAW IS WAR
    MARCH 23RD, 1998
    PROVIDENCE, RI


    EARLIER TONIGHT: Commissioner Slaughter is seen talking to a team of buffed up, rugged looking security guards. He says that they're only six days away from WrestleMania, and they've been hired to make sure nothing and he means nothing gets out of control tonight so WrestleMania stays in tact amidst the most volatile WWF roster in ages!
    TONIGHT: THE LAST STOP ON THE ROAD TO WRESTLEMANIA XIV!

    RAW KICKS OFF HOT AS THE GLASS SHATTERS AND OUT MARCHES STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN! Already surrounding the ring is the special team of security guards hired by Sgt. Slaughter, but Austin marches right past them, not giving a damn. He calls for a mic and yells that he's never been one to be accused of being dumb, but he must've had the wool pulled over his eyes for far too long. Last week proved, without a shadow of a doubt, that the fix is in: The WWF and Vince McMahon don't want Stone Cold Steve Austin as WWF Champion! And that's all well and good, Vince McMahon can come out here in his stupid little suits with that ridiculous haircut and stutter his way through a diatribe, it won't make a lick of difference. Stone Cold Steve Austin has worked too damn hard and too damn long to get to this point. He has been through Hell and back just in the last year alone, and he will continue to march on through WrestleMania this Sunday, because that WWF Title and Shawn Michaels' ass belong to Stone Cold Steve Austin!

    Sgt. Slaughter's music hits and he makes his way out to the stage with a microphone, and flanked by more of the special team of security. He tells Steve Austin that he's glad that he showed up tonight with all of that drive and energy, because while he originally wasn't booked this evening, plans have changed. Due to orders brought down directly from WWF Chairman, Vince McMahon -- who couldn't be here tonight due to personal obligations (YEAH RIGHT) -- Stone Cold Steve Austin will compete in the Main Event of tonight's broadcast, in a non-title match against...THE ROCK! And if Austin refuses to compete, much like he did back in December, then his match against Shawn Michaels this Sunday at WrestleMania will then become a Non-Title match!

    Austin laughs at this ridiculous notion, echoing his sentiments from earlier that the fix is in, but he doesn't give a damn, he'll compete tonight. Hell, The Rock's had an ass kicking coming his way from Ol' Stone Cold for quite some time now, and he can't think of any better time or place than here tonight. And he'll have eyes on the back of his head, waiting to see what kind of BS the WWF or DX pull to try and make sure Stone Cold doesn't make it to this Sunday. He will put up with whatever it takes, but they'll have to kill him to keep him away from that WWF Title match at WrestleMania. And on a last note to Slaughter, he can hire all of the special security forces he wants, the minute Mike Tyson and D-Generation-X get here, Stone Cold will find them, and he will whip each and everyone of their asses, and that's the bottom line, 'cause Stone Cold said so!

    AUSTIN/ROCK, TONIGHT!

    The New Age Outlaws come out to do commentary for the next match. JR warns them not to do anything stupid, but an annoyed Road Dogg assures him they won't, they've already been threatened backstage by McMahon's stooges under penalty of losing these belts, and they're not that dumb.

    1. Cactus Jack & Terry Funk def. The Rock 'n' Roll Express in 7:26. Cactus & Funk can't take their eyes off the Outlaws, leading to an early advantage for the RNRX. Hot tag to Cactus helps solve that and they dismantle the RNRX piece by piece. At ringside, JR notes that Cornette looks really disappointed in the RNRX lately. Cactus hits a Tree of Woe, tags in Funk, and Funk makes Gibson tap to the Spinning Toe Hold to win.

    Post-match, Cactus & Funk roll right out to the floor, going directly towards the Outlaws. The Outlaws know what they were told, but they're not going to be punked out, so they stand right up. Funk smacks the headset off of Billy Gunn's head and dares him to make a move, and Road Dogg shoves Cactus back. Almost on cue, Sgt. Slaughter runs out with the security team from earlier, and they're more than enough to drag Cactus & Funk back, while holding the Outlaws down, making sure this issue is saved for WrestleMania in the Street Fight!

    JR & King talk about the Brother vs. Brother grudge match happening at WrestleMania, when the Undertaker will finally do battle with his brother Kane, in an issue that began just a little under a year ago!

    We see a video package, telling us the long tale of how we got to the upcoming Undertaker/Kane match at WrestleMania XIV.
    - We see the Undertaker defeating Vader for the WWF Title at WrestleMania 13, leaving Paul Bearer despondent.
    - We see the Undertaker defending the title successfully against Mankind, again leaving Paul Bearer without a plan.
    - Paul Bearer then began to approach the Undertaker with the idea of reuniting, but the Undertaker was against it, until Paul Bearer claimed to have something to hold over the Undertaker's head.
    - The Undertaker didn't believe him until Paul Bearer displayed a small figurine, enough to drive the Undertaker to do the unthinkable, and take Paul Bearer back by his side.
    - For close to two months, Paul Bearer managed the Undertaker as the WWF Champion once again, but he made his life a living Hell, causing him to do things completely out of character for the Undertaker.
    - Finally, the Undertaker had enough, physically assaulting Paul Bearer, leading to Paul Bearer's revelation that "Kane was alive!"
    - Over the next few months, Paul Bearer teased Kane's impending arrival, telling us the tale of how when he worked for the Undertaker's parents in their funeral home, there were two little boys, and the eldest had the look of the devil in his eye, and that oldest child was the Undertaker. And one night, when Paul Bearer showed up to the funeral parlor, it was in flames. And in the distance, he saw the Undertaker with a can of gas and matches, walking away. The Undertaker murdered his parents, and thought he had taken the life of his brother, but Kane survived, however, he was horribly burned and disfigured.
    - The Undertaker admitted to the mistake, but says that it was an accident, and something that he never wanted to relive again.
    - During the Undertaker's Hell in a Cell match with Shawn Michaels, finally -- Kane made his debut, ripping the door off it's hinges and hitting his brother with a Tombstone, costing him the match.
    - Kane began a path of destruction through the WWF, taking out numerous superstars along the way, as well as continuing to try and provoke his brother into fighting him, which the Undertaker said he would never do.
    - As 1997 came to a close, a group of superstars came together to fight back against Kane after his constant attacks, but the Undertaker came to his brother's aid. Kane returned the favor, helping the Undertaker defeat Jeff Jarrett in a cage match to become #1 contender.
    - Kane seemed to have his brother's back headed into a WWF Title match against Shawn Michaels at the Royal Rumble, but it turned out to be a ruse, as Kane cost his brother that match, locking him in a casket, and then setting the casket on fire!
    - The Undertaker would disappear for weeks, only to return as Kane was continuing to wreak havoc on the WWF worse than before. When the Undertaker returned, he finally accepted the challenge to fight his brother, and promised he would make him Rest in Peace!
    As that video package ends, the lights go out and the pyro goes off, here comes Kane, being flanked by Paul Bearer. Neither man looks the least bit happy as they hit the ring, and Bearer snatches a mic away from the ring announcer. Bearer talks a verbal shit on the Undertaker and his stupid mind games, and he says that it's all just parlor tricks, because Kane is the one with the real power in the WWF, Kane is the true Phenom, and he will prove that at WrestleMania! But just as a preview, he wants people to realize the type of threat that Kane is to the Undertaker, and just exactly what he will be capable of come WrestleMania! First, Paul Bearer orders Kane to set the ringposts on fire, and he does just that with his usual schtick.

    Bearer walks around with a smug look, impressed at the Big Red Monster. He then says that the light at the top of the Titantron has been bothering him all night, and he tells Kane to take care of it. Kane works his hands towards the light, and he dims it with MAGIC~ The guy controlling the spotlight fixes it, and that angers Paul Bearer, so Kane makes the light explode and the guy almost falls off the scaffolding! Bearer laughs at that, and as he does, he notices a stage hand on the outside of the ring giving them the wrap it up signal because it was time for a commercial, and Bearer doesn't like that, so he has Kane take care of it. Kane grabs the stage hand, dragging him into the ring -- AND WITH HIS POWERS, HE LIGHTS THE STAGE HAND ON FIRE! The stage hand tumbles out to the floor, rolling around, and two officials run out with a fire extinguisher to put the fire out! Paul Bearer laughs and reminds us this is what awaits the Undertaker at WrestleMania! Kane and Paul Bearer head to the back, stepping over the severely burned stage hand, as RAW heads to break!

    Jerry Lawler is already in the ring and he introduces Too Much, and Brian Christopher is still proudly showing off the Light Heavyweight Championship. Lawler promises that it won't if he's in a cage at WrestleMania, because security team or not, he's making sure TAKA doesn't make it til this Sunday. He doesn't even have any partners for this six man tag they're about to have!

    TAKA Michinoku comes out to the rampway and looks nervous. JR pleads out loud for TAKA not to go into a 3 on 1, but just then, familiar music hits, and out walks Tommy Dreamer & 2 Cold Scorpio, and they're looking for a fight and another chance to warm up for WrestleMania!

    2. TAKA Michinoku, Tommy Dreamer & 2 Cold Scorpio def. Too Much & Jerry "The King" Lawler in 6:11. Lawler tries to single out TAKA, but his old foe Tommy Dreamer gets in and lets loose on Lawler for old times sake. Scorpio and Christopher have a good segment together, and TAKA gets the hot tag to clean house on Too Much. For good measure, he dropkicks Lawler off the apron. He ducks a Taylor attack, sending him into Christopher. Dreamer takes Taylor to the floor with a clothesline. TAKA takes Christopher down with a Missile Dropkick, Scorp comes down on top of him with a Tumbleweed, and he gives TAKA the courtesy of covering Brian Christopher to get the win!

    Post-match, Tommy & Scorpio raise TAKA's arm in victory en route to the back, and JR points out that if TAKA can repeat that Sunday, he'll be the new LHW Champion. Lawler returns to commentary pissed off, and JR repeats his point, but Lawler points out he won't have help this Sunday either, and now he's just made Brian Christopher angry!

    Backstage, Faarooq & Kama are getting ready for their tag team match coming up next, while D'Lo and Mark Henry hang out and stand around. The Rock walks into the dressing room, and Faarooq immediately starts flipping out at him, and yet again, the Nation has to get in between them. The Rock asks what his problem is, and Faarooq brings up last week, when he had "travel issues" -- someone cancelled his damn flight and he couldn't get to Philadelphia, and he knows it was The Rock. Rock plays innocent and says he would never do such a thing, and as the leader, Faarooq should be focused on getting a big win tonight as him and Kama head into the Tag Team Battle Royal at WrestleMania, so they can FINALLY try and add some more gold to the Nation, since the Rock has been the one carrying all the damn weight. Faarooq warns Rock not to tell him what to be concerned with, he just better watch his ass. Rock reaches down and picks up the severely dented chair from last week's attack on Ken Shamrock and brags about it, and he says that he'll do more than that, he'll watch the whole Nation's ass tonight and make sure Faarooq gets what he deserves tonight! Faarooq grunts and walks out, with a confused Nation following him, and the camera catches The Rock smirking!

    LAST WEEK, RAW is WAR: We see The Rock showing what he called "leadership potential" and luring Shamrock in a 2-Minute Challenge against D'Lo Brown, which was nothing more than a trap. We then see slow motion shots of the two vicious chair shots delivered straight on to Shamrock's head by The Rock. JR says that it is unknown if Shamrock has a concussion, one would have to believe he does, but he's refused medical attention. He says that the WWF has forced Shamrock to stay home and rest up tonight, but he would be at WrestleMania to compete as long as he is subjected to a medical exam on the day of the event.
    3. Faarooq & Kama Mustafa def. Steve Blackman & Ahmed Johnson via DQ in 5:34. The Nation is at ringside, and the Rock is still holding that dented chair like a trophy. JR puts over that these are two teams that will be in the WrestleMania Tag Team Battle Royal. Decent enough tag contest. Ahmed is still an angry, bitter ex-star and isn't even motivated by having Faarooq be in this match, his arch rival. Ahmed's distractions lead to Blackman getting a 2 on 1 from the Nation, who have it out for him after the past several weeks. Ahmed finally accepts a tag in and there's a ref bump in a melee' spot. Faarooq catches Ahmed with a standing spinebuster, and Rock slides in with the steel chair. He starts calling for Faarooq to lift Ahmed up so he can nail him, but Faarooq calls him off and says he's got this. Rock disobeys and goes to take a shot anyway -- BUT CLEAR AS DAY, ROCK HITS FAAROOQ WITH THE CHAIR! He pauses for a second and then feigns regret, saying it was an accident, but even on the replay we can see that Rock missed Ahmed by a mile and nailed Faarooq! The ref saw all of it as he was getting back up, and he calls for the bell.

    Post-match, The Rock leaves the ring, taking the chair with him, and the rest of the Nation confront him. Rock pleads with them that it was an accident, and he's embarassed and ashamed. The Nation leave him to go check on Faarooq, and Rock starts to head to the back with his head down -- but the camera gets to his side and we see The Rock smiling clear as day!

    Backstage, right before we head to break, we see a limosuine pull up, AND OUT COME D-GENERATION-X ALONG WITH MIKE TYSON! AND IT LOOKS LIKE THEY'RE ON THEIR WAY TO THE RING, WE'LL FIND OUT WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY WHEN WE COME BACK! CAPS LOCK!

    DX's music starts as soon as we return from break, and out walks HBK, Triple H, Chyna and Mike Tyson! Tyson looks like a kid in a candy store, telling everyone to Suck It, and high fiving Shawn and Hunter. They even let Tyson do the DX pose with the pyro as they get into the ring. Hunter grabs the mic to start the segment, and he starts by putting over Mike Tyson being a part of D-Generation-X, further proving that this Sunday, WrestleMania will be dX-Rated, and viewer discresion is advised, but will be completely [CENSORED] ignored! Hunter then segues into the way he embarassed that little nugget Owen Hart last week, and he did it just because he could. He didn't need a leg up, he didn't need an advantage -- he already had that by simply being himself. But he saw an opportunity, and he capitalized on it. And Owen Hart can hide behind all of the stipulations he wants, he can have Slaughter out there in the pinstripes, he can have Rick Rude in his corner, he can think Chyna is going to do something wrong -- none of it matters. This Sunday, the only thing that's coming to an end is this issue, because FINALLY, he will unclog the pipeline of the WWF, and flush that little nugget straight the Hell out of here for good!

    Hunter passes the microphone over to Shawn Michaels, and he draws nuclear heat. He says that he's heard the comments, how two weeks ago, Steve Austin got the best of him -- and it's laughable! He and Tyson share a good, hearty belly laugh at the notion that Austin could've "gotten" to HBK. Shawn then conducts an interview with Mike Tyson, asking him, who was it that kicked Steve Austin's head off not once, not twice, but THREE times? And Tyson yells "SHAWN MICHAELS, BABY!" Shawn then asks Tyson who it is that, regardless of whatever picture Austin wants to paint, is the man around here? Who's the guy with the 15 pounds of gold around his waist? Tyson responds "YOU, HEARTBREAK!" Shawn then asks Tyson come this Sunday at WrestleMania, with Mike Tyson in his corner, who will we see once again is the MAIN EVENT, THE ICON and the SHOWSTOPPER in this business? "HBK, BABY, THAT'S YOU HEARTBREAK!" Michaels says as far as Steve Austin tonight is concerned, he can have his match with The Rock and get his just desserts, that's fine. But if he thinks DX is going to get involved and ruin the match this Sunday? He's got another thing coming. He wants Austin at his best, he wants Steve Austin in tip top shape, ready to go. This way, there's ZERO excuses after he's laid out on his back, staring up at the lights for a count of 3. The Heartbreak Kid lays down for absolutely NO-BODY, and this Sunday, he will give the world a show unlike no other, whether they LIKE IT or NOT! Now hit OUR music! DX celebrates to the back, and as they do, the cameras cut to the backstage area, and we see Stone Cold Steve Austin angrily watching on a monitor. AUSTIN HAS HIS EYES ON DX, DX HAS THE NUMBERS ADVANTAGE -- WHO WILL STRIKE FIRST?!

    In another awful scene, Goldust comes out this week dressed as Luna, and Luna is dressed in the old Goldust get-up. God damn it.

    4. The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust def. Savio Vega with a Curtain Call in 4:09. Decent squash for Goldust, and he does some blatant homoerotic things to poor Savio. Goldust picks up the win with the Curtain Call, headed into WrestleMania.

    Post-match, Goldust and Luna go to begin their usual, creepy post-match celebratory ritual -- but Vader's music hits and he comes out to the stage with a mic! He cuts off their bullshit and reminds Goldust of all the shit he's been saying lately that at WrestleMania, Mask vs. Make-Up, the only one with anything to lose is Vader, because Goldust doesn't need the facepaint, he's got his "muse" Luna. Well, just to make sure that little BITCH doesn't go getting in the way at WrestleMania, Vader had someone reach out to him last week, offering her services, and she's here tonight -- AND BAH GAWD, IT'S MARLENA! IT'S MARLENA! Goldust can't believe it, and Marlena rushes into the ring and gets Luna with a take down, CAT FIGHT! CAT FIGHT! Goldust goes to peel Marlena off, but she slaps him across the face! Goldust charges at her, but Vader hits the ring and takes Goldust down with a lariat! Goldust and Luna retreat to the back, and Marlena raises Vader's arm in the air!

    JR & Jerry Lawler talk about the issues between Ric Flair and Jeff Jarrett, which go back all the way to the Fall of 1996, and will come to a head this Sunday at WrestleMania, with alot more riding on the line than a mark in the Win column.

    We see a video package, showing highlights of Ric Flair's career (at least, footage they can legally show), as well as photos of him as the NWA Champion, being the backbone of that company for close to a decade. That segues into 1996, Ric Flair and Arn Anderson had reunited only to be taken to task by a group of young superstars looking to not only make a name for themselves, but take the coveted "spots" they believed were being held by Ric Flair & Arn Anderson. For close to a year, Flair went to battle with these men. In the process, his best friend's career was ended, blood was shed, and Flair's own career almost took a drastic turn for the worse. In the end, with some help from a One Night Only reunion of the Four Horsemen, Ric Flair was able to extinguish 3/4ths of the group that had made his life Hell. Ric Flair took a lengthy absence from WWF Television after that, and in that time, Jeff Jarrett continued to attempt to rise in prominence, dubbing himself the hottest free agent in Sports Entertainment, and using that as leeway with the WWF to earn title shots, and eventually sign with a renegade faction representing the National Wrestling Alliance. This is what drew Ric Flair back from his hiatus, going after Jeff Jarrett, who now had symbolically taken Ric Flair's place in a company that he helped build throughout the 1980's. At WrestleMania, it won't just be a Grudge Match based on the events between Jarrett & Flair that date back to 1996, it will be an issue laid to rest, one way or the other, that has been going on since 1981. FLAIR/JARRETT, NO DISQUALIFICATIONS, WRESTLEMANIA XIV!
    Backstage, Michael Cole stands by with The Rock, who's ready for the Main Event. Cole starts by asking if The Rock's chairshot earlier to Faarooq was on purpose, because every replay they've seen tonight surely shows it to be. The Rock tells Michael Cole not to concern himself with that, because The Rock sure as hell isn't. He made a mistake, and he's sure that the Rock will pay dearly, but that's not what this is about now. This is about heading into WrestleMania with a big win on the side of the Great One as he gets into that ring tonight and lays the smackdown on that redneck's ass, getting him some long overdue revenge, and he's going to do exactly that right now, if ya SMELL what the Rock is cookin'. AUSTIN/ROCK, OUR MAIN EVENT, AND IT'S NEXT!

    Back from our final break, the security team is again surrounding the ring, and they're going to extra lengths to make sure this match goes on as planned, and there's no extra curricular nonsense going on like there has been in recent weeks.

    5. Stone Cold Steve Austin def. The Rock in a Non-Title Match with a Stone Cold Stunner in 10:50. SUPER HOT Attitude Era style Main Event, the crowd is absolutely insane, and the atmosphere is electric. Rock goes after Austin's neck and does some mighty fine neckwork, really having come into his own as a wrestler AND a personality in the past year. Great heat segments, Austin makes a super hot comeback. The Nation is seen watching backstage during Austins comeback, but Faarooq orders them to sit down and not go out there! Rock cuts off Austin's comeback with a Spinebuster, and he goes to set-up the "People's Elbow", but as he hits the ropes and comes back towards a prone Austin, HE POPS UP AND HITS ROCK WITH A SURPRISE STUNNER TO GET THE WIN!

    Post-match, Austin celebrates with a couple of beers as Rock leaves to the back, pissed off. Austin continues to celebrate as JR goes nuts about the Rattlesnake's chances heading into WrestleMania XIV in just six days.

    BREAK IT DOWN!

    HERE. WE. GO. D-Generation-X comes marching down the aisleway in FULL, and Mike Tyson looks ready to FIGHT. The security team quickly convenes at the base of the rampway, not letting DX past. BUT AUSTIN LEAVES THE RING AND GOES TO BARREL PAST THE SECURITY, HEADED STRAIGHT FOR DX! The security are enough to be able to hold them all back, but it's one hell of a melee' scene. AUSTIN REACHES FOR MICHAELS, TYSON REACHES FOR AUSTIN, AUSTIN FLIPS THEM BOTH OFF! ALL THREE MEN WANT BLOOD, WILL THEY GET IT THIS SUNDAY AT WRESTLEMANIA?! BAH GAWD KING WHAT A RIDE!




    WWF WRESTLEMANIA XIV (3/29) CARD

    WWF WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
    Special Guest Enforcer: Mike Tyson
    Shawn Michaels [c] Vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin

    BROTHER vs. BROTHER
    The Undertaker Vs. Kane

    WWF WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
    Street Fight
    New Age Outlaws [c] Vs. Cactus Jack & Terry Funk

    WWF INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP
    The Rock [c] Vs. Ken Shamrock

    WWF EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
    Special Referee: Sgt. Slaughter
    If Chyna Gets Involved Physically, Triple H is Suspended 90 Days.
    If Rude Gets Involved Physically, Owen Hart is Stripped of the European Title.

    Owen Hart [c] w/ Rick Rude Vs. Triple H w/ Chyna

    NO DISQUALIFICATIONS - GRUDGE MATCH
    Ric Flair Vs. Jeff Jarrett

    STRAP MATCH - MASK vs. MAKEUP
    Big Van Vader w/ Marlena Vs. The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust w/ Luna

    WWF LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
    Jerry Lawler Locked In A Cage!
    Brian Christopher [c] Vs. TAKA Michinoku

    #1 CONTENDERS TAG TEAM BATTLE ROYAL
    Winner Gets A WWF Tag Team Title Match!
    Rock 'n' Roll Express, The Quebecers, The Godwinns, The Headbangers, Faarooq & Kama, Mark Henry & D'Lo Brown, Tommy Dreamer & 2 Cold Scorpio, Ahmed Johnson & Steve Blackman, The New Blackjacks

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    EDIT: I know I said this a few shows ago, but you're going to have to bare with me here. Pretty important show in WWF history right here, and there's alot of stuff that if I changed completely, I'd deserve to have my head served up on a silver platter. I change details to major things, and there's a few surprises sprinkled in as well. Hope you enjoy.

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    WWF World Heavyweight Champion: Shawn Michaels (Since 12/27/1997)
    WWF Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (Since 12/8/1997)
    WWF European Champion: Owen Hart (Since 1/18/1998)
    WWF World Tag Team Champions: New Age Outlaws (Since 11/17/1997)
    WWF Light Heavyweight Champion: Brian Christopher (Since 1/18/1998)
    NWA North American Heavyweight Champion: Jeff Jarrett (Since 1/5/1998)



    WWF PRESENTS: WRESTLEMANIA XIV
    SUNDAY, MARCH 29TH, 1998
    FLEET CENTER, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

    Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler open the show and welcome us to the Grand Daddy of 'Em All, WrestleMania XIV!

    We see a recap of the Rock/Shamrock issue dating back to December, as well as Shamrock's on-going issues with the Nation of Domination since October. Intertwined, we also see the slow implosion of the Nation from within.
    Ken Shamrock's out first and looks absolutely insane. JR reminds us of what happened at the Royal Rumble, when Shamrock wound up getting himself DQ'd. The Rock's out next and he's by himself. Lawler wonders if Faarooq ordered the Nation to stay backstage.

    Match #1: The Rock [c] vs. Ken Shamrock [WWF Intercontinental Championship]
    The Rock's not even all the way down the aisle, and Shamrock charges from the ring and attacks him on the floor! Shamrock beats him all around the ringside area and sends him into the ring to start. Shamrock mows through Rock in the early portions, not giving him a chance to breathe let alone move. Shamrock pounds away with some corner attacks and all of his MMA stuff that I'm too lazy to type out move by move. Shamrock calms himself down a bit, just enough to focus on some limbwork with Rock's leg. Rock fends Shamrock off and pulls himself up by the ropes, with the ref pushing Shamrock back. Shamrock runs past him and charges at the Rock, but Rock acts quick and back drops Shamrock over the top and straight down to the floor, falling hard. Rock shakes some feeling back into his leg before heading out after Shamrock and whipping him into the steel steps, followed by smashing his face off the steel post. Rock goes over to the time keeper and rips the steel chair from him, planning to hit Shamrock with it like he did on RAW two weeks ago, but Shamrock ducks and the chair hits the post, hurting Rock's hands! Rock tries to act quick, but Shamrock catches him with a few swift kicks and sends him back into the ring. Shamrock goes for a sunset flip back in, but Rock kneels down and gets modified cover while holding the ropes, ONE, TWO - NO! Rock clotheslines Shamrock back down immediately, lifts him up and whips him into the ropes, grabbing him on the way back for a Spinebuster, AND HE DELIVERS THE PEOPLE'S ELBOW AS A FOLLOW UP! Rock drops down and dramatically hooks the leg, ONE, TWO - NO! Shamrock stays alive! Rock tries to wear Shamrock down with some rest holds on the mat, and after a lengthy enough period, Shamrock starts to build his comeback, working his way up to his knees then his feet, and he starts throwing back elbows to Rock's midsection. He gets him to the ropes, pushes off and sends him the other way. Rock comes back ready to tackle him down, BUT SHAMROCK GETS HIM WITH A FRANKENSTEINER! Rock gets back up while out on his feet, and he stumbles right into a Side Belly to Belly Suplex! Shamrock's starting to get nuts, and he rolls out to the floor and grabs the chair from earlier. He slides in, still looking for revenge on Rock after those chair shots 2 weeks ago. He goes to use it, but the referee starts grabbing on the chair to stop him. Shamrock jerks the chair out of the ref's hands, and it sends the ref back into the corner, taking him down! Shamrock throws the chair down to the side and goes to check on the ref, and this allows Rock the chance to pick up the chair. Shamrock gets up and turns, AND ROCK BRAINS KEN SHAMROCK ONCE AGAIN! Shamrock goes down, Rock tosses the chair, and he drops down for the cover. The ref is still groggy, so Rock shakes him to get his attention. He looks the leg, ONE! TWO! THRE-NO! NO! SHAMROCK GETS HIS ARM UP! Rock gets up and corners the referee, starting to flip out at him. AND SHAMROCK KIPS UP! HE SNAPS, HE'S IN THE ZONE~ BELLY TO BACK SUPLEX TO THE ROCK! BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX CONNECTS! FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A T-BONE SUPLEX! Shamrock lets out a primal yell and Rock stumbles up, going to throw an arrant kick, DRAGONSCREW LEG WHIP, RIGHT INTO THE ANKLELOCK, AND ROCK'S GOT NOWHERE TO GO! SHAMROCK HAS HIM DEAD TO RIGHTS IN THE CENTER OF THE RING! ROCK'S TRYING TO REACH, HE'S TRYING HIS DAMNDEST, BUT -- BUT -- HE TAPS! THE ROCK TAPS OUT! WE'VE GOT A NEW CHAMPION!
    Winner: ...and NEW WWF Intercontinental Champion, KEN SHAMROCK (10:19)

    Post-match, Shamrock keeps the hold locked on for a little bit longer. Mark Henry, D'Lo Brown & Kama finally run out to go after Shamrock, but Shamrock's too juiced up and he's ready for them. One by one, as the Nation members hit the ring, Shamrock takes them all down with belly to belly suplexes! Rock goes to crawl away to safety, BUT SHAMROCK DRAGS HIM BACK BY THE ANKLE AND LOCKS THE ANKLELOCK ON ONCE AGAIN, AND THE ROCK IS DYING OVER HERE! Finally, here comes Faarooq ready to put an end to this -- BUT HE GETS ABOUT HALFWAY DOWN THE AISLEWAY, WAVES IT OFF, AND TURNS AROUND AND LEAVES, HE'S WALKED OUT ON THE ROCK! Finally, Sgt. Slaughter comes rushing out with his team of super security from RAW this past Monday, and they go to get in after Shamrock -- BUT SHAMROCK STARTS TAKING ALL OF THE SECURITY GUARDS OUT AS WELL!

    Meanwhile, EMT's are able to rush down at Slaughter's behest and treat The Rock, loading him onto a stretcher and beginning to get him out of there. Meanwhile, Slaughter goes over to Howard Finkel and he grabs the Intercontinental Championship. Finkel announces that DUE TO A REVERSED DECISION, THE WINNER OF THE MATCH, AND *STILL* WWF INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION, THE ROCK! Shamrock hears this and stops beating up the guard. Slaughter's walked off and handed the IC Title to Rock on the stretcher as Rock is getting wheeled out -- BUT SHAMROCK RUNS OUT AFTER THE STRETCHER, TIPPING IT OVER, AND HE LOCKS ROCK IN THE ANKLELOCK IN THE AISLEWAY! The Nation is finally back up and they attack Shamrock so that the EMT's can finally get Rock away to safety. The security comes back towards the entry way, and they finally manage to subdue Shamrock and get him to the back.

    We see a recap of the debut of the Light Heavyweight Championship division, as well as the tournament held earlier this year, seeing Brian Christopher defeating TAKA Michinoku at the Rumble with the help of Jerry Lawler. Clips of Lawler constantly helping Christopher are shown, leading up to TAKA defeating Lawler at No Way Out to earn him not only the shot tonight, but Lawler being trapped in a shark cage above the ring so he cannot interfere.
    Back at ringside, Lawler is shaking his head in anger at what's about to happen next, and JR pokes fun at him. He says to do right by his son and just get in the shark cage, and the camera cuts to a glimpse of the cage getting lowered to the ground. The referee comes out and starts escorting Lawler from commentary to the cage, and a couple of road agents are out there as well to ensure it. Lawler is hesitant, but he finally gets pushed into the cage by the road agents, and it gets raised up high above the ring in quite the sight.

    Match #2: Brian Christopher [c] vs. TAKA Michinoku [WWF Light Heavyweight Championship] [Jerry Lawler In A Cage]
    Good, fast paced action in the opening segment of the match, as both men trade acrobatic moves back and fourth, with TAKA clearly superior in that department. TAKA whiffs on a Shining Wizard in the corner when Christopher ducks, and Christopher goes back after that bad knee of TAKA's caused by him back in December. Lawler cheers Brian on from up in the cage, but scares himself when the cage starts to shake from his movement. TAKA kicks out of a few cheap pinfall attempts by Christopher, who then resorts to lifting the smaller TAKA up and bodyslamming him 3-4 times in a row, following up with an elbow drop and then covering yet again, BUT TAKA STILL KICKS OUT! Christopher starts to panic and tries to think of a way to get out of this. He goes up to the second rope and points up to Lawler, signaling for the Fist Drop "just like his daddy", as JR puts it. Christopher jumps down with the fist drop -- BUT TAKA GETS A FOOT UP TO KNOCK CHRISTOPHER BACK! Both men are down, and damnit, HERE COMES SCOTT "TOO HOT" TAYLOR! He comes darting towards the ring, BUT WAIT A MINUTE -- ALMOST THE ENTIRE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION IS RUNNING OUT BEHIND HIM! AGUILA, DEVON STORM, CHRIS ADAMS, ALEX PORTEAU, SILVER KING, EL DANDY, DAMIAN! They all start jumping on top of Taylor on the floor to prevent him from getting involved, and Christopher runs out to start fighting them off to help his tag team partner. A big melee' goes on at the end of the aisleway -- BUT TAKA GOES UP TOP AND HE MOONSAULTS ONTO THE ENTIRE GROUP OF THEM TO A HUGE POP BAH GAWD! Everybody is down on the ground, even TAKA, and unlucky for him, Christopher's able to be the first one back up. He rolls TAKA back into the ring and stomps on him, and with TAKA down, Christopher's able to go up top and he connects down HARD with the Tennessee Jam! He hooks the leg yet again, ONE! TWO! NO! TAKA KICKS OUT! Christopher throws a temper tantrum in the corner as the ref checks on TAKA. Lawler yells down from the cage to get Christopher's attention. Christopher looks up, and Lawler tosses down a steel chain from his boot! Christopher wraps it around his fist and goes to nail TAKA as he gets back up, BUT TAKA GETS HIM WITH A DROP TOE HOLD! Christopher puts his hands in front of his head to block the impact, AND HE HITS HIMSELF WITH HIS OWN CHAIN WRAPPED FIST! TAKA GRABS HIM BACK UP QUICK, MICHINOKU DRIVER CONNECTS! ONE! TWO! THREE! WE'VE GOT A NEW CHAMPION!
    Winner: ...and NEW WWF Light Heavyweight Champion, TAKA MICHINOKU (7:57)

    Post-match, Lawler throws a fit in the cage high above and TAKA celebrates as the new LHW Champion as some Japanese media come into the ring to take pictures and footage of the new champion.

    A recap airs of the Owen Hart/DX feud, dating back to the weeks after Survivor Series, Owen's WWF Championship win when he cashed in his own Insurance Policy, Triple H costing Owen the title, and their back and fourth attacks, culminating in Owen's subsequent ankle injury at a house show, and Hunter capitalizing on the injury two weeks ago on RAW.
    Backstage, Owen Hart & Rick Rude are standing by with Michael Cole. Owen says that his ankle feels like Hell, but it's not going to deter him from his mission. He is going out there to knock Helmsley out and end this once and for all. And he doesn't care if Shawn Michaels wins or loses tonight, he's the next one up for the King of Harts to take out, because enough is enough, and it's time for a change. Rude pats Owen on the shoulder and they walk off for the match!

    Lawler's back at commentary after a few minutes, and he's still disgruntled, but JR reminds him he's still got a job to do. Sgt. Slaughter comes out first as the Special Guest Referee, followed by Triple H and Chyna. Slaughter gives Chyna orders to stay in their corner on the floor. JR reminds us that if Chyna gets involved, Triple H will be suspended for 90 days. Owen Hart is out next with Rick Rude, and Slaughter gives Rude the same instructions, but Rude looks past him and makes those eyes at Chyna again to taunt her. JR reminds us, as well, that if Rick Rude gets involved, Owen Hart will be immediately DQ'd and stripped of the European Championship.

    Match #3: Owen Hart [c] w/ Rick Rude vs. Triple H w/ Chyna [WWF European Championship] [Special Referee: Sgt. Slaughter]
    Owen has his hurt ankle wrapped up, and of course, Hunter goes right after it. Owen sticks and moves, rolling through Hunter's grasp and taking him to the mat, beginning the stretching process. On the outside, Rude's already moved over to run his mouth to Chyna, and Chyna threatens to nail him, and Slaughter starts reprimanding the both of them. Hunter bridges out of some wrist work on the mat, and turns it into an arm twist, and Owen flips out of that in his usual fashion and lifts himself up to take Hunter down with a headscissors. Both men are quick to get up and Owen leap frogs a charging Helmsley, and as he comes back off the ropes, Owen gets him with a Steamboat style armdrag, that sends Helmsley sliding out of the ring and onto the floor, where he starts flipping out! Chyna gets up on the apron and starts yelling at Slaughter, and Owen goes to confront her. Hunter slides back in and starts untying the top turnbuckle on a nearby corner, but Rick Rude gets up on the apron, threatening to nail Helmsley. Helmsley backs off but points out to Slaughter that Rude threatened him, and Slaughter turns to yell at him now. Owen goes back after Helmsley, but Helmsley kicks him low and goes to ram him into the exposed turnbuckle, but Owen reaches out with his hands to grab the second rope and block it. He fires back some elbows into Hunter's midsection, reaches back to grab him by the head and tries to slam Hunter's face into the turnbuckle, but Hunter blocks that and gets his leg back to kick Owen in between the legs! He sweeps Owen off his feet, and now Hunter goes to work on Owen's ankle! He hits him with a series of scissor stomps, as well as wrapping his ankle over the bottom rope and trying to pull back on it with the rope itself! Slaughter backs Helmsley off, but only briefly as Helmsley goes right back to working Owen's ankle over. Hunter drags Owen into the steel post from the outside and starts wrapping his ankle around the steel post with Slaughter trying to get Helmsley back in the ring. Rude moseys on over and starts running his mouth at Helmsley, but Chyna comes over, and Slaughter has to get on the outside to get both of them back. Rude raises the bigger stink of the two, so Slaughter as well as Helmsley gets in his face. But this allows Chyna the chance to grab Owen's ankle and SLAM IT down across the edge of the ring apron! Helmsley drags Owen all the way out to the floor and drags him over to the guardrail. He lifts Owen's leg up onto the guard rail, positioning his ankle just right. He grabs a steel chair and goes to slam it down across Owen's ankle while on the steel guard rail! Slaughter provides enough of a distraction as he's yelling at Hunter to allow Owen time to move JUST at the right moment, and Hunter slams the chair onto nothing but steel instead! Owen throws a flash dropkick to the side of Triple H, sending him crashing into the steps and he rolls him back into the ring, limping along the way. But as he goes to get back up on the apron and with Slaughter out of position, CHYNA GRABS OWEN BY THE ANKLE AND YANKS HIM RIGHT BACK DOWN THE FLOOR! Rude's had enough and he marches over and gets right in Chyna's face and dares her to make a move. Slaughter goes back to yelling at those two once again, reminding them of the stipulations set fourth on the match. Owen starts pulling himself back up and Hunter is back up in the ring, reaching into pull Owen over the ropes, BUT OWEN GETS HIM WITH A SUNSET FLIP INTO A ROLL-UP PIN! SLAUGHTER'S NOT PAYING ATTENTION THOUGH, HE'S DISTRACTED! OWEN HAS THIS WON DAMNIT! Owen finally breaks the pin and goes up to get Slaughter's attention. When Owen turns, Hunter comes at him with a tackle sending Owen into the corner with exposed turnbuckle. Hunter takes a step back to the other corner, tells Owen to "Suck It" and goes running forward with a charging High Knee -- BUT OWEN MOVES AND HUNTER'S KNEE CONNECTS ONTO THE STEEL TURNBUCKLE, AND HE FALLS BACK IN PAIN! JR reminds us of the lingering knee injury Hunter has had since around Christmas time, and it looks like Owen just found his opening! While limping around and favoring his ankle, Owen finds enough in him to start working over Hunter's knee and going through the motions like his brother Bret used to do! Owen is clearly exhausted and his ankle is really badly hurt, but he marches on, working Hunter's bad knee over and setting him up for the eventual finish. The cameras suddenly cut back to ringside area, and instead of yelling at each other -- Rick Rude and Chyna seem to be talking civily? Back in the ring, Hunter moves out of the way of a front elbow drop off the second rope from Owen, and he limps his way back up to his feet, hoping to get a shot at Owen's ankle. But as he goes to kick low, Owen grabs his leg AND HITS HIM WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK! Owen limps up and quickly capitalizes, AND HE'S GOT HUNTER TRAPPED IN THE SHARPSHOOTER WITH NOWHERE TO GO! Back at ringside again, suddenly, Chyna is shown handing Rick Rude something, and Rude nods his head. Chyna quick hops up on the apron and starts yelling for Slaughter, and Slaughter turns to flip out at her. Back on the other side of the ring -- Rick Rude goes over and starts yelling for Owen and giving him support. Owen pulls on the Sharpshooter more, moving closer to the ropes to keep Helmsley in an awkward enough position so he won't be able to grab any ropes and break the hold himself. Rude's expression suddenly changes, and he tells Owen -- "SOMEBODY ELSE JUST PAID THE PREMIUM" -- AND RUDE WHACKS OWEN ACROSS THE FACE WITH THE STEEL BRIEFCASE! DAMNIT NO! NO! GOD DAMNIT NO! Chyna hops down off the apron, and Rude turns, fixes his tie, and walks off casually to the back! Slaughter turns around just in time to see an exhausted Triple H roll over and lay his arm across Owen Hart's chest, ONE! TWO! DAMNIT, THREE! DAMN THEM ALL!
    Winner: ...and NEW WWF European Champion, TRIPLE H (14:29)

    Post-match, Chyna grabs the European Championship and rushes into the ring to hand it over to Triple H and help him up to his feet as he's announced the winner. Owen is completely knocked out and Slaughter's trying to figure out exactly what happened, but he has no proof of anything.

    JR calls for an Instant Replay, and upon the Instant Replay, we can see that during their last argument at ringside, Chyna suddenly began talking normally to Rick Rude, and Rude seemed interested. The next clip shows that -- IT WAS MONEY, CHYNA WAS HANDING RICK RUDE MONEY! DX PAID THE PREMIUM, AND RICK RUDE CASHED IN! Lawler says you can never call Rick Rude a liar, he always said he goes where the money goes, he is an Insurance Policy, and somebody else was willing to pay a higher premium than Owen Hart! Back in real time, Chyna has to practically drag a pretty beat up Triple H to the back, as he dramatically raises the European Title over his head to a chorus of boo's!

    Back at commentary, JR is aghast at all of that. He brings up Rick Rude's scathing promo on D-Generation-X the night after the December In Your House, and says that clearly, regardless of his moral issues with DX, he's not anything more than a prostitute, he goes where the money goes! Damn him straight to Hell!

    A hype video airs on the Goldust/Vader issue dating back to Survivor Series. Intertwined with that is Vader's clear cooling off period since his loss to Shamrock and Goldust's real life issues, such as divorcing his wife on live television and beginning some sort of relationship with Luna Vachon. We're reminded that the loser of this match will lose their identity, either Vader loses the mask and is regulated to being just Leon White, in which case, Vader says he will no longer have anything. Or Goldust loses the make-up, which whether he wants to believe it or not, may even cost him the lifestyle -- and he'll be regulated back to being nothing more than the Son of a Son of a Plumber.
    Both men are attatched by the wrist with the leather strap. JR says that unlike a normal Strap Match, this one will be one fall to a finish, and the strap is merely there as a weapon and a way to make sure neither man gets far from the other!

    Match #4: Big Van Vader w/ Marlena vs. The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust w/ Luna [STRAP MATCH - MASK vs. MAKEUP]
    Vader immediately pulls Goldust in for a short arm clothesline that sends him spinning in the air and the crowd pops big. Goldust goes to crawl out of the ring, but Vader drags him back pull by pull. He goes to grab Goldust, but Goldust counters with a big upper cut from the mat. He gets to his feet and works Vader into the corner. He pulls some slack in from the strap and he uses it to beat Vader across the face a few times, and then he starts blatantly choking him. Goldust continues using the strap to light Vader up, but Vader gets a burst of energy and forces Goldust to switch places, and he starts pummeling him with body blows. He takes a few big steps back and then charges into the corner with a big splash! He pulls a woozy Goldust out and hits him with another clothesline. Big falling splash connects and Vader goes for the cover, but Luna reaches in and puts Goldust's leg on the bottom rope. Marlena goes over and starts yelling at Luna, and Luna scowls at her. Vader works up Goldust's midsection some more, softening him up. He goes for another falling splash -- but Goldust moves and Vader lands hard! Goldust acts quick and stomps away on Vader enough to keep him down, and he proceeds to whip the shit out of him with the leather strap. He takes the strap, wraps it around Vader's neck, and hoists him over towards the ropes in a seated position. Goldust grabs the other end of the strap, takes a running start and leaps over the top rope to the floor, AND HE'S STRANGLING VADER FROM THE OUTSIDE! Vader's forced to pull himself up to his feet, and he tumbles over the ropes, onto the apron and down to the floor. Goldust keeps pulling on the strap to choke Vader some more, dragging him a bit, and while going backwards, he almost collides with Marlena and he stops himself. He gets distracted by her yelling at him that he lets go of the strap, but Luna comes over and spins Marlena around and SMACKS HER down to the ground! Goldust goes to go back after Vader, but Vader hits him with a quick jab and then sends him FLYING into the steel steps like a cannonball! Vader's now dragging Goldust around the floor with the leather strap, pulling him up to a nearby post. He pulls the strap around the post and he keeps pulling Goldust into the post, back of the head first, over and over again! Goldust's busted open on the crown of his head, and Vader hammers away on the wound. He sends him back into the ring, and Goldust starts to beg him off as Vader corners him, and Goldust goes to strike low -- BUT VADER CATCHES HIM! He lifts Goldust up to his feet by his hand, twisting on it, and he lifts him and plants him with a Chokeslam! Luna goes for the save, sliding into the ring and jumping on Vader's back. Vader can't shake her initially, and she gets a lucky strike when she rakes Vader's eyes with her nails. Marlena's seen enough, and she slides into the ring and she tackles Luna -- CATFIGHT! CAAAAAATFIIIIIIGHT! Marlena throws Luna to the floor, and Goldust gets back up and low blows the temporarily blinded Vader. He spins his ex-wife around and goes to force a kiss on her just as a display of dominance -- BUT MARLENA KICKS HIM IN THE GROIN! And to make matters worse, the strap was directly under Goldust's legs, AND VADER GETS HIS VENGEANCE BY YANKING UP HARD ON THE STRAP, HURTING GOLDUST IN THE MOMMY/DADDY BUTTON EVEN MORE! Luna goes to slide back in after Marlena, but a quezy Goldust takes an arrant shot at Vader, who ducks, AND GOLDUST COLLIDES WITH LUNA! VADER PULLS GOLDUST BACK IN WITH THE STRAP, POWERBOMBS HIM DOWN! HE DRAGS HIM TO THE CORNER, HE CLIMBS UP TO THE SECOND ROPE -- NAH, THIS IS WRESTLEMANIA, HE GOES UP TO THE THIRD ROPE! VADERSAULT, BAH GAWD THE VADERSAULT CONNECTS! ONE! TWO! THREE! VADER WINS!
    Winner: Big Van Vader (9:11)

    Post-match, Marlena applauds and kicks her ex-husband for good measure before raising Vader's arm in victory. With the war finally over, Vader symbolically makes sure that the mask is on nice and tight, because he's not going anywhere!

    After some replays, a beaten up Luna is checking on an even worse off Goldust, who's rolling around in pain and still bleeding from the back of the head. Luna starts to help him up, growling about Marlena and Vader as only she can do, and Goldust ends up shaking her off of him! Luna looks shocked and Goldust yells at her! He holds the back of his head in pain and tells Luna to get the Hell away from him, and Goldust walks out on her! He leaves to the back with his head down, and JR points out that by tomorrow night, "Goldust" will be no more!

    The video package from RAW regarding the Flair/Jarrett saga airs before the next match.
    Jeff Jarrett makes his way out first, flanked by Jim Cornette, Colonel Parker, the Rock 'n' Roll Express and Referee Tommy Young. Jarrett poses with the NWA North American Heavyweight Championship and does all of his normal pre-match schtick, but suddenly Sgt. Slaughter comes out with his security team! Slaughter speaks to Howard Finkel, and Finkel informs us that since this is NOT an NWA North American Heavyweight Championship match, it has no sanctioning by the National Wrestling Alliance, and is OFFICIALLY a WWF sanctioned bout. Therefore, by orders of Commissioner Slaughter, not only will this be officiated by a WWF referee, but -- THE NWA CONTINGENT IN IT'S ENTIRETY IS BANNED FROM RINGSIDE! The whole group flips out, and Sarge has the security team escort Parker, Cornette, Tommy Young and the RNRX to the back! Once they're gone, Jarrett tries yelling at the referee and even attempts to get Slaughter to reconsider, but he's already en route to the back! AND HERE COMES RIC FLAIR, WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    Match #5: Ric Flair vs. Jeff Jarrett [No Disqualifications - Grudge Match]
    Flair immediately slides into the ring and catches Jarrett trying to escape. He tosses him into the corner and lights him up repeatedly with chops, OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN! He takes Jarrett out of the corner with a big hip toss that sends him flying across the ring. Jarrett goes to stumble up, but Flair stays on top of him and continues to light him up with some big chops in the opposite corner, and another hip toss to boot! Flair keeps Jarrett on the mat and he starts the leg work already, but he gets so caught up in his madness that when he takes a moment to WOOOOO to the crowd, Jarrett manages to get his foot on Flair's ass and kick him out of the ring through the ropes! Jarrett takes all the time he can to compose himself in the ring before heading out after Flair, just as he's getting up. Jarrett grabs ahold of Flair and whips him into the guard rail, and he pushes Flair back against it hard, and he starts lighting Flair up with his own set of chops! After he got his point across, he steps back and he starts doing the Fargo Strut in front of him, AND FLAIR TURNS IT AROUND AND THROWS JARRETT INTO THE CROWD! Flair regains his own composure now as Jarrett starts to get back to his feet in the front row, AND FLAIR SMASHES JARRETT FACE FIRST ON THE GUARD RAIL! He grips him up and he suplexes him over the guard rail, but Jarrett weighs himself back down to his feet behind Flair and rams him ribs first into the guard rail! He lifts Flair up under the arm and drops him crotch first onto the guard rail! He hits him with another chop and Flair goes tumbling down onto the ringside area floor. Jarrett hops up onto the apron and he waits for Flair to get up before diving off with a clothesline that keeps them both down for a while! Jarrett kicks Flair around the floor as he crawls around towards the aisleway, and Jarrett lifts him up and plants him with a suplex onto the concrete! Jarrett rolls Flair back into the ring and slides in after him. He starts working on Flair's leg now in return, both men having the goal of setting up the Figure Four. Flair has every way out of it and prevents Jarrett from getting too far with the leg work. Flair fights his way back up to his feet, throwing some rare punches. He goes to whip Jarrett into the corner, but Jarrett reverses and sends Flair hard into the corner instead. Flair does the bump and flip over the top, and he goes to run down the ring apron -- BUT JARRETT RUSHES AND HIP CHECKS FLAIR OFF THE APRON INTO THE GUARD RAIL HARD! GOOD LORD! Jarrett struts a bit before heading back out and grabbing a steel chair. He gets over to where Flair's laid out and he lifts the chair up, aiming for Flair's leg, BUT FLAIR LIFTS HIS FEET UP AND BLOCKS THE CHAIR, SENDING IT RIGHT INTO JARRETT'S FACE! Jarrett stumbles back hard, and Flair gets up, grabbing the chair, and he starts wailing away on Jarrett, chasing him around and back into the ring with the chair. He starts to get carried away, and out of pure force of nature, the ref snatches the chair away from Flair. Flair turns to yell at him, and Jarrett dives at the back of Flair's leg to take him down! Jarrett starts pulling out Flair's typical set-up moves, including the scissor stomps, and lifts him back up to add the icing on the cake with the Front Russian Leg Sweep! He grabs Flair's legs, spins around and HE'S GOT THE FIGURE FOUR LOCKED IN! Jarrett keeps the hold on for a bit, but Flair starts rocking back and fourth slowly, moving, moving, mooooving annnnnd, FLAIR TURNS THE HOLD AND HE'S GOT IT REVERSED ON JARRETT, SWITCHING THE PRESSURE TO JARRETT'S KNEES INSTEAD! Flair starts mounting a comeback, BUT HERE COMES COLONEL PARKER AND JIM CORNETTE, BLATANTLY DISREGARDING THE RULES! The ref sees them and Parker immediately hops up on the apron to distract him. Cornette slides into the ring with his tennis racket and waits for Flair to get up, and as he does, Cornette swings for the fences -- BUT FLAIR DUCKS AND CORNETTE NAILS JARRETT! Flair rips the racket away from Cornette AND HE WHACKS CORNETTE WITH IT! He turns back around, and Jarrett is out on his feet, stumbling. He walks right towards Flair, and Flair starts WHACKING Jarrett repeatedly in the knee with the racket until he finally goes down! Dirtiest Player in the Game! WOOOOOOOO! AND NOW! WE GO! TO SCHOOL! FLAIR LOCKS IN THE FIGURE FOUR, AND HE'S GOT JARRETT DEAD TO RIGHTS IN THE CENTER OF THE RING! Parker reaches in past the ref however, AND HE MANAGES TO GET JARRETT'S HAND TO THE BOTTOM ROPE! BUT HEY, IT DOESN'T MATTER! IT'S NO DQ, AND THE REF DOESN'T MAKE FLAIR BREAK THE HOLD! So Parker gets into the ring and he kicks at Flair and makes him break the hold! Parker starts putting the boots to Flair, BUT FLAIR GRABS HIS LEG, AND HE STARTS SETTING PARKER UP FOR THE FIGURE FOUR! Jarrett sneaks back up to his feet and he grabs Cornette's racket, takes a swing, BUT FLAIR DROPS PARKER'S LEG, DUCKS THE SHOT AND GETS UNDER JARRETT'S ARMS! BACKSLIDE BRINGS THEM DOWN INTO A PIN, ONE! TWO! THRE-NO! JARRETT SLUMPS OUT! THEY GET UP, HE CHARGES AT FLAIR, BUT FLAIR GETS HIM WITH A TESTICULAR CLAW! EYE RAKE, SWEEP OF THE LEG, FIGURE FOUR RE-APPLIED, AND HE'S GOT NOTHING LEFT -- JARRETT TAPS! JARRETT TAPS! JARRETT TAPS!
    Winner: Ric Flair (14:36)

    Post-match, the crowd goes nuts and Flair keeps the hold locked on for just a bit longer. Parker is back on the floor and he reaches in to drag Jarrett out. Cornette reaches up with them and tries helping Jarrett to the back, but Jarrett has Parker shove Cornette away! Cornette looks confused and goes back to help, but Jarrett orders him away while Parker continues to help him to the back.

    Back in the ring, a tearful Ric Flair celebrates finally putting to end a nearly 18 month long war. He waves to and celebrates with the fans before heading to the back. He turns back around at the entry one and lets out, perhaps, one final WOOOOO before disappearing through the curtain.

    A video package airs on the Outlaws issues with both Mick Foley and Terry Funk, dating back to the Survivor Series, when they put Funk through a table with a spike piledriver, the Funk/Cactus match with another Outlaws attack, Cactus & Funk chasing after the Outlaws, the Dumpster Incident, and everything since with Cactus & Funk making the Outlaws run scared.
    The Outlaws are out first in a rare "champions out first" moment and they seem brave and ready for anything, but the minute their opponents' music hits up, and they see Cactus Jack & Terry Funk wheeling out a dumpster and ready for revenge, they start freaking out. They run the dumpster all the way towards the ring, and the Outlaws bail out. Cactus & Funk climb up on the apron, reach in and they each pull out weapons and just start filling the ring with them!

    Match #6: The New Age Outlaws [c] vs. Cactus Jack & Terry Funk [WWF World Tag Team Championships] [STREET FIGHT]
    The first couple of minutes of this sees the Outlaws on defense, trying to protect themselves and even run away from the match a few times. Cactus & Funk literally have to pull the Outlaws into the ring against their will, and once they have them there, they start lighting them up with various weapons. Trash cans, can lids, stop signs, cookie sheets, the barbed wire baseball bat, a 2x4 and even a frying pan! They punish the Outlaws, getting out about four months of anger out on their archrivals. Almost simultaneously, in opposite corners, the Outlaws are able to kick both Funk & Cactus in the groin to send them back, and they both pick up weapons and start hammering away on them. Now the Outlaws are pissed and looking to end this anyway they can. Road Dogg lays the stop sign out on the mat, AND BILLY GUNN HITS THE ROCKER DROPPER ON CACTUS JACK DOWN ONTO THE STEEL SIGN! Road Dogg chokes away at Terry Funk in the corner with a broom handle, before lifting him up, AND THEY HIT A (slightly less devestating and in-ring) SPIKE PILEDRIVER ON FUNK AGAIN! They take a few more parting shots at Cactus & Funk with some weapons before opening up the lid of the dumpster. They're going to try and do soething awful to them again. They send both Funk & Cactus to the ropes, and as they come back, THEY DOUBLE BACK DROP FUNK & CACTUS OVER THE TOP ROPE AND INTO THE DUMPSTER AT RINGSIDE GOOD LORD! The Outlaws take a moment to soak it all in, and they discuss a gameplan. They seem like they're going to take Cactus & Funk somewhere in the dumpster and repeat what they did to their opponents over a month ago on RAW. They go the apron and go to both slam the lid down -- BUT CACTUS JACK POPS UP AND LOCKS THE MANDIBLE CLAW ON BOTH ROAD DOGG AND BILLY GUNN! AND TERRY FUNK POPS OUT RIGHT NEXT TO HIM WITH AN ALUMNIUM BASEBALL BAT, AND HE STARTS PELTING BOTH OUTLAWS, GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY! Cactus & Funk are back in control, beating down the champions. Funk beats down Gunn in revenge for that wicked chair shot a couple of weeks ago. On the floor, Cactus lays Road Dogg out, grabs a cookie sheet and goes to the apron, and with the cookie sheet under his arm -- HE HITS THE CACTUS ELBOW, JESUS! Cactus hurts himself but he's just smiling and going with it. He reaches under the ring and he pulls out a god damned ladder, sliding it into the ring. Meanwhile, Billy Gunn's made a comeback against Funk and hit him with a stalling suplex. Cactus Jack sets up the ladder behind him and is seemingly planning on diving off the ladder onto Billy Gunn. But Gunn turns in time to see Cactus climbing up the ladder, so Gunn climbs up after him. They get to the top of the ladder and start throwing punches left and right, back and fourth -- and the ladder starts teetering, losing its balance -- AND CACTUS & BILLY GO FALLING DOWN WITH THE LADDER AND LANDING BACK INTO THE DUMPSTER! Terry Funk gets back up and is stunned after just seeing that. He goes to check on Cactus, but Road Dogg is back in and he breaks the 2x4 across Funk's back! Dogg helps Billy Gunn out of the dumpster, and they start double teaming Terry Funk. With Cactus still in the dumpster, the Outlaws close the lid and they start pushing it up the aisleway. They get towards the entry way when Cactus bursts out of the dumpster with another street sign and he starts nailing both Outlaws on his way out of the dumpster. He tries to fend them off, but they quickly subdue him and double team him, attempting to work him back into the dumpster. Meanwhile back in the ring, Terry Funk sees what's going on and stumbles back up. He suddenly climbs over the guard rail and starts making his way through the fans, and JR's confused as to what he's doing. Meanwhile, the 2 on 1 beatdown of Cactus continues, and they're teasing going onto the awning at the end of the aisleway and double powerbombing Cactus back into the dumpster, which would just have to end it. They slowly start to climb up the awning while dragging Cactus along. This takes long enough that suddenly from stage left -- TERRY FUNK IS DRIVING A FORKLIFT ONTO THE SCENE! At this point, both Outlaws are up on the awning with Cactus Jack, but they were distracted long enough for Cactus to start throwing elbows back at them one at a time. He suddenly maintains his balance, grabs both Outlaws by the back of the head and SLAMS their heads on the small railing in front of them, AND THE OUTLAWS GO FLYING BACKWARDS ONTO A STACK OF WOODEN PALLETS THAT FUNK HAS LAID OUT WITH THE FORKLIFT! Funk starts lifting the pallets up with the Outlaws on them, MY GOD WHAT'S HE...WHAT'S HE DOING?! GOOD GOD! GOOD GOD, HE DROPS THE OUTLAWS ON THE PALLETS INTO THE DUMPSTER, MY GOD SOMEBODY STOP THIS! NO, DON'T YOU DO IT MICK FOLEY! FOLEY DIVES OFF THE AWNING WITH A CACTUS ELBOW INTO THE DUMPSTER! The ref quickly rushes up onto a small crate and sees inside of the dumpster. His eyes buldge out at first, but Funk yells at him to make the count. ONE. TWO. THREE?! NEW CHAMPIONS, IN THE MOST UNCONVENTIAL MANNER IN WWF HISTORY!
    Winners: ...and NEW WWF World Tag Team Champions, CACTUS JACK & TERRY FUNK (10:01)

    Post-match, Funk goes nuts and starts slamming on the dumpster in celebration, and he climbs up to help pull Cactus out of the wreckage. The camera gets a brief glimpse inside of the dumpster to see the Outlaws covered in debris and beaten half to death, finally having gotten their comeuppance after 9 months of being "on the run". The referee comes running back up the aisle with the Tag Team Titles, and Cactus & Funk meet him halfway, stumbling into the ring and holding the belts up in celebration with the fans. Funk's very emotional, winning his first bit of WWF gold in his career, and he hugs Cactus, the culmination of a long journey with each other! WHAT A MOMENT KING JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY!

    The video package from this past week's episode of RAW airs, highlighting the year long saga that is the Undertaker/Kane feud.
    Kane is out first with Paul Bearer, and his entrance looks super cool inside of the WrestleMania arena. He proves that his powers are in full effect as he sets the ring posts on fire, and Paul Bearer looks extremely confident in the Big Red Monster.





    Match #7: The Undertaker vs. Kane
    The staredown lasts for a little bit longer past the opening bell. Kane stands stoically, waiting for his brother to make the first move, and sure enough, the Undertaker takes him up on the offer and hits the first punch, and the second, third, fourth, fifth, and so on -- but they have NO effect on Kane! Taker falls back into the ropes and comes back with a shoulder block, and it BARELY moves Kane, and Paul Bearer laughs hysterically on the outside. Taker manages to grab his brother by the arm and send him for the ride to the ropes, and on the way back, Taker gets a big boot to connect -- and it's enough to make Kane stumble back into the corner, and Bearer suddenly stops laughing! Taker capitalizes and starts lighting Kane up with the big body punches and twists on his arm, going up top for the Rope Hung Arm Attack -- BUT KANE YANKS HIM DOWN AND HITS HIM WITH A LARIAT IN MID-AIR! Kane paces around the Undertaker, wanting Taker to come to him. AND TAKER SITS UP! Bearer starts yelling for Kane to take him out, to kill him like he tried to do to him all those years ago! Taker hits the ropes and ducks an arm from Kane, he comes back the other way and he goes for a crossbody block -- BUT KANE CATCHES HIS BROTHER! He rams him into the corner and then hangs him upside down, and he starts choking him with his boot until the referee attempts to stop Kane, only for Kane to go after the referee. Taker falls out, and Kane goes back to choking and stomping away on his brother. Kane continues the beatdown for quite some time, really laying into his brother, and Taker is feeling every bit of it, showing the power and force that Kane has working in his favor! Kane goes to hit Taker with a big backdrop, but as he finally gets to lift him up, Taker tries to move his body around to land a modified leg press to send Kane down, BUT KANE HOLDS ONTO HIM AND HAS HIM UP IN A POWERBOMB POSTION! But Taker gets desperate and holds onto Kane's head and starts punching away at him, UNTIL KANE JUST FALLS BACKWARDS TO SEND TAKER LANDING FLAT ON HIS FACE! He gets back up and throws his brother through the ropes and right back out to the floor. He beats him up on the outside for a while, and he even holds his arms back so Paul Bearer can get a few licks in, DAMN THAT FAT BASTARD. Kane whips Taker into the steel steps, and when they disconnect, Kane lifts up the top part of the steps and just LETS THEM FALL ONTO TAKER'S BACK! Kane sends Taker back into the ring and stalks after him, and as he gets back up, KANE LAYS HIM OUT WITH A CHOKESLAM! He drops down to cover, ONE, TWO -- KANE LIFTS TAKER'S HEAD UP OFF THE MAT, HE'S NOT DONE PUNISHING HIS BROTHER! Kane starts choking and pulling on Taker, and Taker fights back with punches and elbows, but Kane lays him out immediately with a clothesline followed by a big elbow drop. Kane starts working rest holds because that's what burn victims do best, but Taker slowly and dramatically works his way out and manages to get Kane up onto his back, tumble towards the ropes and dump Kane over the top and to the floor! Kane stumbles up and Paul Bearer goes to check on him, AND BEARER MOVES JUST IN TIME AS UNDERTAKER GOES FOR A FLYING LARIAT OVER THE TOP ROPE -- AND KANE CATCHES HIM! HE TURNS, AND BOOM, HE BODYSLAMS HIM STRAIGHT THROUGH THE SPANISH ANNOUNCE TABLE, BAH GAWD! Kane doesn't let up, and he sends Taker right back into the ring. Kane goes for a high risk maneuver, climbing up top and he dives off for the diving clothesline -- BUT TAKER MOVES AND KANE LANDS HARD ON THE MAT! Taker works through his injuries, getting a second wind, and he starts throwing Kane around the ring, from pillar to post, lighting him up and getting him some! DEM SOUPBONES! He sends Kane to the ropes and gets him with a sidewalk slam! Kane sits right back up and he walks right into a Chokeslam from the Undertaker, as well! Kane sits right up AGAIN, and this time, TAKER GETS HIM UP FOR THE TOMBSTONE -- BUT KANE WEIGHS HIMSELF BACK AND GETS TAKER IN POSITION FOR IT INSTEAD, AND KANE CONNECTS WITH A TOMBSTONE! He drops down and covers, ONE! TWO! THR-NO! THE UNDERTAKER KICKS OUT, AND PAUL BEARER DAMN NEAR FAINTS! Both men are back up and they start going back and fourth with the big right hands, but Taker's start connecting quicker and harder, and Kane starts tumbling backwards. Taker drops back and hits the ropes and comes back at Kane with a clothesline, and he teeters. He hits another, and another, AND ANOTHER -- AND ANOTHER, AND KANE FINALLY GETS LAID OUT, KANE'S OFF HIS FEET! Taker waits for him to get back up, he spins him upside down, AND TAKER HITS THE TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER! HE PINS HIS BROTHER, ONE! TW-NO! KANE KICKS OUT AT TWO?! HOLY SHIT. Taker takes a deep breath, getting back up to his feet, AND KANE SITS UP! Taker goes to wrap his hand around Kane's throat, BUT KANE RETURNS THE FAVOR! Taker kicks Kane in the gut and comes up with another plan, AND HE GETS KANE WITH A SECOND TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!ONE! TWO! TH-NO! KANE KICKS OUT AGAIN! The Undertaker can't believe it, and now Paul Bearer's confidence returns, because there's no way the Undertaker is going to keep Kane down! Taker looks off to the side, AND HE GOES UP TOP! Kane sits back up and gets to his feet, AND THE UNDERTAKER DIVES OFF THE TOP WITH A FLYING LARIAT OF HIS OWN! AND KANE GETS RIGHT UP AGAIN, BUT HE'S LOOKING WOBBLY! TAKER LIFTS HIM UP, TOMBSTONE FOR THE THIRD TIME! ONE! TWO! THREE-KANE KICKED OUT AT THREE, BUT THE REF GOT HIS HAND DOWN, UNDERTAKER JUST BARELY WON!
    Winner: The Undertaker (15:02)

    Post-match, the Undertaker steps back up and has his arm raised as he stares down at his brother, AND KANE SITS RIGHT UP! Undertaker is shocked, and JR points out the controversial finish, because Kane kicked out less than a millisecond after the 3 count came down so it would seem. Kane walks right up to his brother, AND FROM BEHIND, PAUL BEARER NAILS THE UNDERTAKER IN THE BACK WITH A STEEL CHAIR! Taker no sells it and turns around, but immediately realizes his mistake as Kane attacks him from behind! Kane plants his brother with a Chokeslam, and then takes the chair from Paul Bearer and starts wearing Taker out with the chair shots! He lays the dented chair out on the mat, lifts his brother back up, AND KANE TOMBSTONES THE UNDERTAKER ONTO THE CHAIR! Kane sets off the pyro and starts to head to the back along with Paul Bearer...

    ...AND TAKER SITS UP! Kane continues on to the back, and Paul Bearer looks back a bit worried as Taker shoots them both a glance from Hell, and this issue is FAR from resolved. Taker wins the battle tonight, but the war has yet to even begin!

    A video airs for WWF Unforgiven: In Your House, next month, only on PPV!

    Howard Finkel announces a sell-out of 19,028, the largest pro wrestling crowd in Boston history!

    It's now time for the Tag Team Battle Royal. JR lets us know that the winners of the Battle Royal will recieve a guaranteed Tag Team Championship Match at next month's Pay-Per-View offering from the WWF, entitled Unforgiven: In Your House. We're also told that when one member of a team is eliminated, the other member has to leave the match and head to the back as well.

    The teams start making their way out 2 by 2. The Quebecers, Rock 'n' Roll Express, The Godwinns, the Headbangers and Tommy Dreamer & 2 Cold Scorpio start making their way out. Steve Blackman comes out next, and Ahmed Johnson is still trailing behind him, disinterested in everything. In an unsure scene, Blackjack Bradshaw makes his way out, but Blackjack Windham is nowhere to be seen. Then, the two teams representing the Nation of Domination make their way out, with Faarooq leading the way, and the other three members not seeming so "in to" being with him after what happened earlier on. JR says that makes 18 men, and Lawler says he thought this was supposed to be ten teams, twenty guys, and JR says he's not sure.



    AND HERE COMES THE LAST TEAM, THEY'RE BACK ON THE SAME PAGE, AND THEY'RE BEING LED TO THE RING BY...SUNNY?! BAH GAWD, LEGION OF DOOM 2000~

    Match #8: #1 Contender's Tag Team Battle Royal [Winner Gets A WWF Tag Team Title Shot]
    Once LOD hits the ring, every body starts fighting and trying to eliminate each other. I won't lie, I'm going to wind up putting even less into this than I did with the Battle Royal at the last WrestleMania. Yeah, so, everyone's brawling around. And after about a minute, Barry Windham finally starts making his way down. But for the first time in a long time, his hair is back to being it's natural blonde, he's not rocking the mustache, and he's dressed in his old gear. He slowly makes his way down to the ring, and Bradshaw turns to see his partner, and he urges him to get into the ring. Just as he does that, the RNRX attack Bradshaw from behind and start trying to eliminate him. Windham finally rushes into the ring and he shoves RNRX off of his partner to save him, yeah! BUT WINDHAM TURNS AND NAILS BRADSHAW WITH A LARIAT TO SEND HIM OVER THE TOP, HE ELIMINATES HIS OWN TEAM! Faarooq directs traffic with all of the Nation members, working as a unit instead of two separate teams. None of them seem to like it, however, working reluctantly to please their leader. Doing Faarooq's bidding, they wind up eliminating the Headbangers. Faarooq continues to bark orders, but when he turns around -- MARK HENRY DUMPS FAAROOQ OVER THE TOP! Faarooq's pissed off and flips out at Mark Henry, and Mark just shrugs and points out it's every team for themselves. D'Lo is shocked, and Kama is annoyed and has to now leave the match. Steve Blackman is getting double teamed by the Quebecers and he manages to fend them off with some kicks, and he calls for his partner Ahmed Johnson to help, who's just standing on the apron. Ahmed refuses to do anything, continuing to be the miserable bastard he's become lately. AND INSTEAD HE JUST HOPS OFF THE APRON AND LEAVES THE MATCH! Blackman flips out at him and tells him to come back, and the refs aren't sure what to do since Ahmed never even entered the match but his partner did. The Godwinns attempt to attack Blackman from behind, but he ducks and spins kicks Phineas out of the ring to eliminate the Godwinns. But it does little good, because moments later, the Quebecers double clothesline Blackman over the top to officially eliminate his team. The LOD start going on a monster run. They take out Tommy and Scorpio and they press slam them both out of the ring and down to the floor to eliminate them! Mark Henry & D'Lo brazenly attack the LOD, but they no-sell everything like it's 1985 and beat the shit out of them. They irish whip the big Mark Henry straight into D'Lo, and it sends D'Lo toppling over the ropes and to the floor. Just for good measure, they hit Mark Henry with a couple of double lariats to send him over the top as well! The Quebecers now attack the LOD, and they actually manage to neutralize them briefly. RNRX are using this whole time as a rest period, which could be very dangerous. The Quebecers go to set up a LE CANNONBALL, but Animal hits the ropes to crotch PCO. Hawk clotheslines Jacques down to the mat, and Animal gets under PCO as he's seated on the corner, AND THEY HIT THE DOOMSDAY DEVICE! With ease, they chuck the Quebecers over the top simultaneously. RNRX rush over to attack the LOD, but they go to side step and toss them over, but RNRX skin the cat at the same time. LOD start to attack them again -- BUT BARRY WINDHAM RUNS BACK OUT AND STARTS ATTACKING THE LOD, HE'S HELPING RNRX! Cornette comes out with a big smile on his face cheering it on, AND DAMNIT, BARRY WINDHAM HAS JOINED THE NWA CONTINGENT?! BUT WAIT, HERE COMES BLACKJACK BRADSHAW, AND HE MAKES A B-LINE FOR HIS OLD PARTNER! Windham bolts out of the ring, and Bradshaw chases him around the ring and straight to the back with Cornette going after them as well. RNRX go to set up stereo dropkicks on the LOD coming off a ropes run, but they hold onto the ropes and RNRX fall down hard. They get back up, and LOD just runs through them now. It's all academic from here, and double lariats send both RNRX members out of the ring and to the floor, and the LOD 2000 get the win!
    Winners: Legion of Doom 2000 (8:49)

    Post-match, Sunny gets into the ring in her slutty little outfit and raises the arms of her two new clients in victory. JR says in all of his years calling LOD matches, that was the most dominant they have ever looked, and the new champions Cactus Jack & Terry Funk may be in for quite the dilemma next month on Pay-Per-View. LOD hoists Sunny up onto their shoulders and parade her around the ring, and JR says he doesn't know what Sunny could've done to get the LOD back together, but he could take a wild guess or two.

    A video package, set to "Working Class Hero" - John Lennon, airs to highlight the Austin/Michaels feud, mostly from the Rumble until now, but also with glimpses from their brief run back in the late Spring/early Summer of 1997.
    Back out at ringside, Howard Finkel introduces the Special Guest Enforcer for the Main Event -- "IRON" MIKE TYSON! Tyson comes out in his D-Generation-X t-shirt and is telling everyone to Suck It, and he takes his place over at ringside. JR wonders how Tyson can even stay remotely impartial now that he's joined DX and alligned himself with the WWF Champion.

    Backstage, Stone Cold Steve Austin comes out of his locker room and makes the dramatic walk towards the gorilla area. JR talks about how Stone Cold Steve Austin has been in this business for nearly a decade, and tonight is the biggest opportunity he has ever recieved, and he's going to do whatever it takes to win the WWF Title here tonight.

    The glass shatters back in the arena, and Stone Cold Steve Austin makes his way out to a thunderous ovation from the Boston crowd. Austin does his usual entrance and posing, and makes eye contact with Tyson on the floor, who just stares him down. Austin runs his mouth a bit and gives him a warning, and Tyson just continues to stare him down.

    Backstage, Triple H limps up, along with Chyna, to the DX locker room and knocks on it, and Shawn Michaels makes his way out with the WWF Title, already looking pissed off. DX makes their way towards the gorilla area now. JR says that there has never been a WWF champion as talented, or as controversial, as Shawn Michaels. He has everything to lose tonight, but has the world in the palm of his hands, both with the champion's advantage, DX in his corner, and Mike Tyson himself in his back pocket.

    DX's music hits and Shawn Michaels makes his way out with the WWF Title raised high up into the air, and Triple H & Chyna follow behind him. DX does their posing inside of the ring to some pyro and they all greet Mike Tyson, and JR just loses it, saying that the set-up has never been this obvious before. The referee goes over the rules and instructions with both men, before showing the title off to the crowd.




    Match #9: Shawn Michaels [c] vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin [WWF World Heavyweight Championship] [Special Guest Enforcer: Mike Tyson]
    Look, I hate to do this, especially for a WrestleMania main event. And I'll admit, this is more so I can finish this show, rather than the match being an all time great. However, this match isn't without it's charm. While it's not the technical masterpiece it could've been if it weren't for the injury to Austin in August, and both the real (and fake) injuries to Shawn Michaels throughout 1996-98, it was still extremely well done and featured some very memorable moments. So, obviously my first thing is just go to the WWE Network and watch this match, or you can see it here: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x29...mike-tyson_fun In the end, after a lot of cat and mouse, as well as Michaels working Austin's neck and having some help from DX before they get ejected, Austin finally catches up to Michaels, there's a ref bump, Austin blocks the superkick and hits the Stone Cold Stunner, with Mike Tyson doing the right thing, and sliding in to make the 3 count, crowning not only a new WWF Champion, but ushering in a new era of the World Wrestling Federation.
    Winner: ...and NEW WWF World Heavyweight Champion, STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN (20:02)

    Post-match, Mike Tyson hands the WWF Title over to Steve Austin and he raises his arm in celebration. Austin continues to celebrate with Tyson applauding him and continuing to raise his arm, but Shawn Michaels starts to get back up and he snatches the shirt off of his face.







    Austin grabs an Austin 3:16 shirt, and in payback from almost a month ago, Austin lays the Austin 3:16 shirt over top of Shawn Michaels!

    STONE COLD'S TEN YEAR JOURNEY HAS CULMINATED WITH WWF GOLD! THE AUSTIN ERA HAS BEGUN!
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    WWF Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (Since 3/29/1998)



    WWF RAW is WAR
    MARCH 30TH, 1998
    STAMFORD, CT


    "Once in a Lifetime" - Talking Heads cues up, and over top of it, we see clips from the spectacle that was WrestleMania XIV. Included shots are Ken Shamrock costing himself the IC Title, TAKA's moonsault onto the hoard of Light Heavyweights, Rick Rude getting paid a higher premium, Marlena slapping Goldust, Flair's emotional moment during a possible curtain call, Cactus Jack's elbow drop from the low balcony into the dumpster to win the Tag Titles, The Undertaker's entrance, Kane's post-match attack, the "debut" of LOD2000, Barry Windham turning on Bradshaw, Mike Tyson knocking out Shawn Michaels, and the STONE COLD ERA BEGINNING BAH GAWD WHAT A NIGHT!

    TONIGHT: THE FALL OUT FROM WRESTLEMANIA XIV!



    Vince McMahon is in the ring to start the show with a brand new version of the World Wrestling Federation Championship. He's drowned out by boo's to start before he introduces the NEW WWF WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION, STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN! Austin comes out to an insane pop with the old WWF belt, and as he gets into the ring, he rips the new one from Vince's grasps and drops the old one on his foot, garnering a hilarious reaction from Vince. Austin poses with the new belt for a bit before Vince goes for a handshake, and Austin just stares at him. Vince says he'd like to start tonight off by clearing up any misunderstandings they may have between them after what was said a couple of weeks ago. The truth is that he's proud of him becoming the WWF Champion. He's proud of him to represent his company, and together...TOGETHER...with his vision and Austin's charisma, he might become the greatest WWF Champion of all time.

    Austin interrupts him and tells him to cut the BS. He knows for a fact that Vince hates him. But that's okay because he hates him right back. What he has to understand is that there ain't no "we". He ain't gonna mold him or break him. What you see is what you get, and if he doesn't like that, tough luck. Vince says he is incapable of hate and it's not a word in his vocabulary. He finds him to be a genuine human being. A swell guy! He loves him, he thinks he's a hell of a guy. Austin makes him say he loves him again. Vince says not to get confrontational but repeats himself off mic. Austin makes him say it on mic and Vince says it's a figure of speech. Austin says to look in his bloodshot eyes when he says he won't do things his way. He'll continue to raise as much hell and chaos and give him more grey hairs every single day of his life. Nobody, especially Vince McMahon, tells Stone Cold what to do, and that's the bottom line.

    Vince says they can do this the easy way or they can do this the hard way, and that's gonna be his decision. Vince says the easy way is to learn to be flexible and adapt. Adaptation is a key of life and as well as in business. The hard way? He'll wind up doing things his way anyhow if he has to force him and they don't even need to discuss that. Austin looks to the crowd, pacing around, and brings them into this to ask for their opinion. But before he can even ask the question -- HE TURNS AND KICKS VINCE IN THE GUT, AND HE PLANTS HIM WITH A STONE COLD STUNNER! He picks the mic back up and yells "IF YA WANT STONE COLD TO KEEP DOING THINGS THE HARD WAY, GIMME A HELL YEAH!" and the crowd goes nuts! Austin's music hits and he celebrates to the back, passing by a panicking Pat Patterson, Gerald Brisco & Commissioner Slaughter as they run down to check on Vince!

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    BEFORE THE BREAK: We see a replay of Stone Cold doing things "the hard way" and hitting Vince McMahon with a Stunner.
    Backstage, the camera turns the corner and we see Gerald Brisco, Pat Patterson & Sgt. Slaughter checking on Vince, who is irate. They're trying to make him feel better, but he's pissed off and he picks up the phone. Brisco asks MISTER MAC-MAHON who he's calling, and he says he's calling the police, he's pressing charges, he wants Austin arrested!

    1. Legion of Doom 2000 def. The Headbangers with the Doomsday Device in 2:09. Fucking murderous SQUASH. Sunny looks hot as shit of course and plays her role well. LOD work through the jobbers like it's the mid 80's again. JR yells that bah gawd the LOD have found themselves and look more dangerous than ever! Doomsday Device sends it home.

    Post-match, as LOD2000 celebrate with Sunny, we're reminded that due to their victory last night, they will automatically recieve a shot against either Cactus Jack & Terry Funk OR the New Age Outlaws at Unforgiven in 27 days. Reason being, after last night's brutal Street Fight, the Outlaws have decided to cash in their rematch clause TONIGHT. And to make matters possibly worse, Sgt. Slaughter per orders of Mr. McMahon has decided to make it a STEEL CAGE MATCH!

    In a pre-tape, Colonel Robert Parker is in the WWF Studios. He says that after last night's loss due to the involvement of the members of the National Wrestling Alliance, Jeff Jarrett has decided to distance himself from the organization, and focus on his career back where he belongs in the World Wrestling Federation. He's also announcing a return glory, because in two weeks time, Jeff Jarrett will be on RAW is WAR to perform one of his hit songs LIVE for the first time in THREE years, HA HA, oh man, Ain't He Great?!
    Back from the pre-tape, Jim Cornette is in the ring with what remains of the NWA contingent, including their newest member, Barry Windham. Cornette puts over Windham's decision to rejoin the NWA last night and cutting the dead weight with Bradshaw, as well as taking a shot at Jarrett, saying he wasn't worthy to carry the banner of the NWA, and they've officially retired the NWA North American Heavyweight Championship. Cornette says in that ridiculous build up to WrestleMania, you heard two buffons guffaw back and fourth about who was the proper representitive of what the NWA stood for, was it the "new blood" of Jeff Jarrett who couldn't Fargo Strut properly if his life depended on it? Or was it that ancient, decrepit hasbeen Ric Flair who hasn't been technically relevant since 1992? How about -- NEITHER! How about, if everyone wants to go around claiming to be a proper representitive of what the NWA embodies, then they all point to the man who is currently in day ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY OF HIS REIGN AS THE REAL NWA WORLD'S CHAMPION, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, JIM CORNETTE PROUDLY PRESENTS TO YOU -- DAN "THE BEAST" SEVERN! FUCK. YES. Severn marches out in his outdated suit but looking as insane and dangerous as ever, also while proudly wearing the NWA World Title over his shoulder. He greets the members of the NWA, as well as Cornette, who's beside himself with pleasure, and they all stand ringside for Windham's match.

    2. Barry Windham def. Savio Vega with the Running Lariat in 6:17. Good Barry showcase, while JR wonders if Bradshaw will even be able to get close to Windham now with the likes of Dan Severn in the corner of the NWA contingent. Windham bails out of the ring during a Savio comeback, and Savio winds up running right into Severn, who intimidates him to get back into the ring. From there, Windham hits the Running Lariat to get the W.

    Post-match, the Rock 'n' Roll Express get into the ring to beatdown Savio as is standard protocol, but Cornette stops them and yells at them, telling them to stand back, this isn't for them. And Cornette gives the signal to Severn! Severn calmly enters the ring and as Savio starts to get back to his feet, Severn gets behind him and he LOCKS HIM in the Beast Choker! With Severn caught up in doing that, Bradshaw uses this as a chance to rush out and drag Windham out to the floor and start getting him some, throwing some stiff punches! RNRX are too late to realize it, and before they can even react, Severn breaks the hold on Savio and attacks Bradshaw on the floor. He beats him down, AND THEN HE TRAPS BRADSHAW IN THE BEAST CHOKER ON THE FLOOR! Windham gets back up with Cornette's help and they both yell at RNRX for being incompetent, and then they yell at Bradshaw that he will NEVER get that close to Barry Windham ever again!

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    EARLIER TONIGHT: We again see the clip of Austin hitting Vince with the Stunner, as well as Vince backstage saying that he was calling the cops to have Austin arrested.
    Backstage, Kevin Kelly stands by Stone Cold Steve Austin's locker room door. He says that the new WWF Champion didn't want to be interviewed, but as he approached his locker room door, the LOD told Kelly that they had warned Austin that Vince McMahon has called the police. Austin said, and he quotes, that Vince can call all of the police in the state, he ain't going anywhere, and Vince doesn't have...well..."balls" to have Stone Cold arrested. He promises an update as soon as he has one.

    WRESTLEMANIA XIV, LAST NIGHT: We see the back and fourth Owen and Triple H had working on each other's injuries, beating each other senseless. In the end, after constantly teasing a confrontation, Chyna was willing to "pay the premium" at a higher rate than Owen Hart, and in turn, Rick Rude nailed Owen Hart with the Haliburton during a Sharpshooter, leading to Triple H getting the win.

    In an update, we're told that Owen Hart was being evaluated for a concussion, as well as having his ankle tended to after reinjuring it. Meanwhile, due to the volitaile nature of Rick Rude's "Insurance Policy for Hire" position, he has been SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY pending further investigation!
    JR & Jerry Lawler then segue into talking a bit about the Main Event. They note that obviously, as we've seen tonight, Stone Cold Steve Austin is the new World Wrestling Federation Champion. However, something that hasn't been addressed is the future of the now former WWF Champion, Shawn Michaels. First, this footage...

    WRESTLEMANIA XIV, LAST NIGHT: We see the ref bump, Austin block the Superkick, hit the Stone Cold Stunner and Mike Tyson come in to make the 3 count. Post-match, Austin celebrated with Tyson, Michaels threw a fit and confronted Tyson only to get a KO punch, and Austin laid a 3:16 shirt over top of HBK in revenge from a similar incident weeks ago.

    But what you DIDN'T see...

    WRESTLEMANIA XIV PRESS CONFERENCE, LAST NIGHT: A press conference that took place after the event saw Stone Cold Steve Austin & Mike Tyson joking around and celebrating as Austin proudly displayed the WWF Championship. A ruckus was heard, and the cameras turned to briefly catch Shawn Michaels kicking open the door to the press room in the distance, cutting an obscenity laced promo before being drug away by DX and security.
    Back at commentary, JR says Shawn Michaels long term plans at this time are unknown. What is known, however, is how badly Shawn Michaels was injured heading into WrestleMania last night, with both knee and back problems dating back to 1996. They can announce that for the time being, perhaps for an indefinite period, Shawn Michaels has decided to take time off to recouperate and heal his body up. As far as the question of "retirement" goes, Shawn Michaels has not answered any questions regarding that subject, nor as he spoken to anybody in the WWF in the last 24 hours since the incident at the WrestleMania post-show Press Conference last night. But we're going to hear from Triple H & Chyna coming up -- well, now.

    D-Generation-X's music hits, and Triple H makes his way out with Chyna, who's holding the European Championship for him. He doesn't look the least bit happy as he grabs the mic in the ring and calls for the music to be cut. He paces around as he begins to speak, noting how much can change in 24 small little hours. He says there's a list of thigns he can go on and on about. The back-up they had going for weeks, the nice little contingency plans that were all set in place -- but that all went to [CENSORED]. Hey, what about Rick Rude? Triple H was told that Ravishing Rick Rude was on board from the beginning, and it wasn't until last night that Rick Rude showed his only true color was green. He's glad he was able to get done what needed to get done over Owen Hart, but it doesn't change the fact that he doesn't trust Rick Rude, he wants no affiliation with Rick Rude, and he couldn't care less that the WWF has indefinitely suspended Rick Rude. And then what about Mike Tyson? Because he remembers asking a ton of times if Tyson was ACTUALLY on board with this, if Shawn was sure about this, if this was really legit. And in return, he kept getting the same kind of answer -- "Don't worry kid, I've got it covered"; "You worry too much, Hunter" and his personal favorite, "Let me make the decisions, Hunter".

    WELL, HE LET SHAWN MICHAELS MAKE THE DECISIONS FOR EIGHT MONTHS, AND SHAWN MICHAELS DROPPED THE BALL. He dropped the ball, and he went home, but don't worry. Because Triple H has picked up that ball, and it's now in HIS court. He'll take care of the worries and the problems, HE'LL make the decisions, because it's about time Triple H took the WWF by it's balls and showed them just who the Hell he actually is -- because tonight, in front of the whole world, he forms the DX army to take care of business that should've been taken care of right from the start. And when you start an army, you look to your blood. You look to your buddies and your friends. You look to -- THE KLIQ!



    IT'S SEAN WALTMAN?! THE 1-2-3 KID?! BUT HE WORKS FOR WCW, KING! He makes his way out in a DX t-shirt and he hugs Triple H once he gets into the ring, and they both look overjoyed. Triple H says when you've been an indentured servant for two years, you run up a lot of feelings. He takes the mic and yells to make a little noise. First things first, he's got a little something something to get off his chest right now. He heard Hulk Hogan come out on TV and say he couldn't cut the mustard. HULK HOGAN, YOU SUCK, PAL. He better not stop short of Eric Bischoff will go so far up his ass, he'll know what he had for breakfast. He's been sitting at home with his mind on his money and his money on his mind and he gets a call from one of his best friends, Triple H, and he says DX needs his help. Any time he ever needs anything from him, he's got it. Kevin Nash and Scott Hall would be right here with them if they weren't being held hostage by WCW and that's a fact. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. This is a new beginning for DX and they're here to rip ass on the WWF and it starts tonight. SUCK IT. BAH GAWD KING DX IS REBUILDING AND IT'S TAKING THE WRESTLING WORLD BY STORM~

    Backstage, the Nation of Domination is standing by in their locker room, and JR talks to them through the camera. Rock interrupts the questions to talk about the apparent ass whooping he at least thinks he gave Ken Shamrock last night, and he'll gladly do it again anytime, anywhere. As far as tonight goes, he and Faarooq are teaming up to take on those two jabronis Tommy Dreamer and 2 Cold Scorpio. He tells Faarooq that he opened his eyes last night, he apologizes, says he is nowhere near the leader that Faarooq is, and after their match tonight, the Nation will never be the same again.

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    WE'RE IN THE WARZONE~

    3. Tommy Dreamer & 2 Cold Scorpio def. Faarooq & The Rock in 7:23. Rock starts off and tries to do too much, still showing the effects of the beating he took last night. After only a minute or so in, he tags out to Faarooq, and lets him do the heavy lifting. Faarooq manages to fend off the in and out of Dreamer & Scorpio and he has Rock set-up for a big tag. Rock reaches in desperately for the tag, and Faarooq reaches up to tag out -- BUT THE ROCK PULLS HIS ARM AWAY! He hops off the apron and he marches off to the back! Faarooq can't believe it, but before he can really respond, Dreamer plants him with a Death Valley Driver, and tags Scorp in to hit a 450 Splash to get the win!

    Post-match, Tommy & Scorpio celebrate to the back. Faarooq starts to get up and the rest of the Nation comes out to try and calm Faarooq down and check on him, but he pushes them all away and grabs a microphone. He says this is it, this is where it ends. He ain't asking no more, Rocky needs to get his punk ass out here for a fight and get what's coming to him! He throws down the mic to a huge pop, and after a few seconds, The Rock marches out running his mouth with a pissed off look on his face. He climbs right up the apron and Faarooq charges at him, but Rock stops short and turns to leave, refusing to give Faarooq what he wants. Faarooq picks the mic back up and calls him a little bitch, and that's all the Rock needed to hear to come charging into the ring and sweeping Faarooq off his feet. They roll around in a brief scuffle until the Nation breaks them apart. Faarooq manages to reach forward and DECK HIM, and Rock bails out of the ring, again stomping off to the back.

    Faarooq gets back onto the mic and again runs his mouth about the Rock being a little bitch, and this proving that he doesn't have what it takes to be a leader much less a member of the Nation of Domination, and he's DONE. Rock stops in his tracks, turns around and looks at Faarooq, and --



    A raised eyebrow? Huh? Why is -- MY GOD THE NATION JUST LAID OUT FAAROOQ FROM BEHIND! D'Lo, Kama & Mark Henry start beating the shit out of Faarooq in the ring! Kama lifts him up and hits him with a big sidewalk slam, D'Lo goes up top and comes down with the Lo Down, and Mark Henry drops down with a HUGE splash! The Rock marches back down to the ring, slides in and the Nation FEED Faarooq over to the Rock, WHO PLANTS HIM with a Rock Bottom! After he's laid him out, Rock picks up a mic and bends down, pointing his finger in Faarooq's face. He tells him he doesn't ever want him to think that he was EVER the leader of the Rock. And now, not only is the Rock the new leader of the Nation of Domination, he is the RULER of the Nation of Domination! He lays a few more kicks into Faarooq before the rest of the Nation now leaves WITH the Rock, walking out on Faarooq, and raising their arms in unity, as a NEW Nation has been created!

    The camera cuts backstage drastically from ringside, and we see Vince McMahon, Sarge, Patterson & Brisco walking through the hallway with a group of Stamford PD officers. They approach Austin's locker room and enter, and Austin starts laughing as soon as he sees them. Vince and his cronies stand back, letting the officers do their job, and they read Austin his rights before turning him around and placing him in handcuffs, and Austin tells Vince he just made the biggest god damn mistake of his life. The officers lead Austin out of the locker room, and Austin says this has to be a rib. As he's led by past Vince, AUSTIN SHOULDER CHECKS VINCE INTO THE WALL! Vince grows IRATE and lunges at Austin, only for his cronies to hold him back. Vince says Austin is an animal, and he deserves this. Austin replies by telling him that they can't keep him in that jail forever, and this is on Vince's ass! Vince looks a bit worried as Austin is led out of the building, but his cronies assure him he's done the right thing.

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    In a pre-tape, we're in a tacky looking bedroom, and a man is laying in bed, covered by leopard print sheets with his arms behind his head, watching something of the Adult nature on television, and he keeps saying how good he is, and it's clear that he's watching himself in the Adult entertainment. He introduces himself as Val Venis, and talks about the "gift" he's been given, and how when he penetrates the WWF, it'll be unlike anything the ladies have ever seen.

    Back at ringside, the crowd starts booing as Vince McMahon comes back out to the ring, being flanked by Brisco, Patterson & Slaughter. Vince looks embarassed but is out here to do business nonetheless, grabbing the microphone as he enters the ring. He apologizes for the events of this evening, something in all his years in this business he never thought he'd have to do the night after a WrestleMania. He feels he owes the fans an explanation. The crowd boos, and Vince pleads with them to just show a little respect and hear him out. He says that perhaps with the state of mind Mr. Austin has been in this evening, a 24 hour cooling off period is appropriate. The crowd continues to boo, and Vince looks beside himself. He says that he didn't want to have to call the police, he didn't want to have their brand new WWF Champion arrested, but he gave Mr. Austin a choice. He selected his choice, and damnit -- Damnit, he sure as hell selected his! Vince drops the mic down in anger and exits the ring to even louder boo's than before, and Vince looks beyond pissed off now. His cronies, or as JR dubs them his "stooges" scurry up behind him in the aisleway and try to calm him down, but Vince will hear none of it!

    WRESTLEMANIA XIV, LAST NIGHT: We see clips from TAKA's big victory over Brian Christopher, with Lawler in the cage, Taylor's interference being cut off by the other members of the LHW Division, TAKA's big moonsault and his eventual victory.
    4. TAKA Michinoku [c] def. Scott "Too Hot" Taylor to retain the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship with the Michinoku Driver in 5:48. Lawler is on commentary, still reeling from TAKA's win last night and how Brian Christopher is at home, embarassed for himself, and JR asks if that means he grounded the boy, and Lawler scoffs. TAKA picks up a relatively easy win here with the Missile Dropkick and Michinoku Driver.

    Post-match, TAKA celebrates his victory -- but suddenly, three grunge-looking Japanese men storm the ring from the crowd and they start beating the Hell out of TAKA! They hit different kicks, dropkicks and slams on him, before the slightly larger one goes up top and hits a BEAUTIFUL Back Senton onto TAKA! Security rushes the ring, thinking these to be unruly fans, but as they escape through the crowd, JR gets a good enough look at them to recognize that they are Sho Funaki, Men's Teioh and Dick Togo from Japan, but what the Hell are they doing here in the WWF attacking TAKA Michinoku?!

    WRESTLEMANIA XIV, LAST NIGHT: We see stills from the Undertaker/Kane match, with Kane totally taking his brother to the limit. And after a hellacious battle, it took not one, not two, but THREE Tombstones to finally put Kane down for the 3 count. And even then, Kane kicked out just as the referee's hand came down for 3, and the question has to be raised if this monster can actually be put down?!
    Kane's music hits and he makes his way out with Paul Bearer. Kane's walking with a purpose, and Paul Bearer has a classic sneer on his face following last night. He says that he guesses he's supposed to come out here and eat crow now, right? The fat man got his just desserts, because the Undertaker beat his brother Kane at WrestleMania. WELL YOU'D BE DAMNED FOOLISH TO THINK THAT A SIMPLE PINFALL WILL PUT THIS ISSUE TO REST -- THIS ISSUE WILL NEVER DIE. THE UNDERTAKER IS A MURDERER, HE TRIED TO END HIS BROTHER'S LIFE, JUST LIKE HE DID TO HIS PARENTS, WHEN HE SET THAT FUNERAL HOME ON FIRE! A loss last night will not stop Kane, three Tombstones won't stop Kane, NOTHING WILL STOP KANE! He says that he had a dream last night when he went to bed, and in this dream, everything that happened Kane and the Undertaker were children had reversed. In his dream, it was the Undertaker who was caught in the fire, and in his dream, THE UNDERTAKER BURNED IN HELL WITH HIS PARENTS! And as he woke up in a cold sweat, he realized that the only way to end this is to do to the Undertaker, what he did to Kane. So he's challenging the Undertaker to do something he's done very well in the past -- SET YOUR LITTLE BROTHER ON FIRE, UNDERTAKER! He describes a match in which nobody can get in, nobody can get out, and the ring will be surrounded by a wall of flames. You can call it an INFERNO MATCH, and the only way to win is by SETTING YOUR OPPONENT ON FIRE! He expects to see the Undertaker in this ring, surrounded by Hell's flames, as his brother Kane extracts a lifetime's worth of revenge and sends him BACK TO HELL WHERE HE BELONGS, OOOOOOOH YEEEEEEEEES!

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    WRESTLEMANIA XIV, LAST NIGHT: We see some of the more brutal shots from the Street Fight Tag Team Title match, as well as Funk dumping the Outlaws into the dumpster via a forklift, and Cactus diving off a small balcony onto the Outlaws and covering them to win the belts.

    EARLIER TODAY: Before the show, we see first hand the damage that has been done to both men's bodies not only in recent weeks, but throughout their entire careers. Funk has massive brusies across his back, while a wound on Cactus' forehead has to be restitched.
    5. The New Age Outlaws def. Cactus Jack & Terry Funk [c] in a Steel Cage Match to WIN the WWF World Tag Team Championships in 11:36. Great match. During it, the Outlaws render Funk useless by taking out rope and tying him to the cage to wear him out. Cactus fights a 2 on 1 match and winds up doing pretty damn good for himself. He ducks an oncoming attack from Billy Gunn and Gunn takes out Road Dogg, and Cactus hits Gunn with the Double Arm DDT. He goes to climb out of the cage -- BUT TRIPLE H, SEAN WALTMAN & CHYNA RUN OUT! Hunter & Chyna distract the ref, and X-PAC CLIMBS UP THE SIDE OF THE CAGE A BIT WITH A CHAIR AND WALLOPS CACTUS IN THE HEAD THREE TIMES WITH VICIOUS CHAIR SHOTS, AND CACTUS SLUMPS BACK INTO THE RING! Waltman tosses the chair into the ring and the Outlaws get back up. And coming full circle from this past Fall, the Outlaws finally get to Spike Piledrive Cactus Jack onto a chair, and they double cover him to regain the WWF Tag Team Titles!

    Post-match, Triple H tosses the floor ref to the ground and they storm into the ring. Waltman rushes over and continues the assault on Cactus Jack, and the rest of them gang up on a tied up and beaten down Terry Funk, hurting him even more. Waltman lifts Cactus up and feeds him over to Triple H, who kicks his old foe in the gut and PLANTS him with a Pedigree! Waltman hands him the chair, and they lif Cactus up again, allowing Hunter to BRAIN Cactus with a chair shot of his own! The Outlaws beat up Terry Funk a bit more before Chyna stops them -- AND HANDS THEM D-GENERATION-X T SHIRTS BAH GAWD! TRIPLE H MADE GOOD ON HIS WORD, HE'S REBUILT DX WITH TWO MEN WHO DID SHAWN MICHAELS DIRTY WORK, TWO MEN WHO SHAWN MICHAELS BLAMED ALL OF HIS PROBLEMS ON EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN HE REALIZES -- D GENERATION-X IS NOW STRONGER THAN EVER! Hunter, Waltman, Dogg & Gunn go to four separate corners of the cage and pose to end the show!




    WWF IN YOUR HOUSE 21: UNFORGIVEN (4/26) CARD:

    INFERNO MATCH
    The Undertaker Vs. Kane

    WWF WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
    New Age Outlaws [c] Vs. Legion of Doom 2000

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    WWF World Heavyweight Champion: Steve Austin (Since 3/29/1998)
    WWF Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (Since 12/8/1997)
    WWF European Champion: Triple H (Since 3/29/1998)
    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
    APRIL 6TH, 1998
    BALTIMORE, MD


    TONIGHT: MICK FOLEY SPEAKS; ROCK [c]/OWEN; STONE COLD IS HERE, WHAT WILL HE HAVE TO SAY TO MR. MCMAHON?!

    ARE YOU READY?!

    The brand new looking D-Generation-X makes their way out to a surprising pop, and for the first time, JR refers to Sean Waltman as "X-Pac", so let's just get that out of the way now shall we? JR talks about X-Pac's shocking return to the WWF last week, as well as Triple H bringing the New Age Outlaws in, a move that was teased throughout most of this year, but seemed to have been vetoed by Shawn Michaels. Triple H has the mic to start the segment. He says that last week, he promised to create an army and start a revolution, and that's exactly what he did. He righted the wrongs, and trust him, there were alot of them. You're looking at his main guy, X-Pac, coming in and getting the job done. You're looking at the NEW WWF World Tag Team Champions, and two guys who should've been wearing these shirts months ago in the New Age Outlaws. And of course, he and Chyna have been carrying the load for months now. He passes the microphone over to Road Dogg, and for the first time in its ENTIRETY --

    "LADIES and GENTLEMEN, BOYS and GIRLS, children of ALL ages! D-Generation-X PROUDLY presents to you, it's WWF -- TAAAG TEEEAM CHAMPIOOOOONS OF THE WOOOOOOORLD! THE ROAD DOGG JESSE JAMES! THE BAD ASS BILLY GUNN! THE NEW! AGE! OUTLAWS!"

    Huge pop from the crowd, and JR can't believe the reaction DX is getting, and Lawler points out the difference a couple of weeks makes now that Shawn Michaels is no longer in the picture. X-Pac grabs the mic and does his late 90's speak that I refuse to type out. He says that if you came here tonight to see a bunch of old, decrepit hasbeens going at it, you came to the wrong place. They have comprised the hottest and most talented group of young wrestlers in this business today, and they're taking it over! Triple H reminds us that the mantra of D-Generation-X will stay the same: You make the rules, we break them, and this is ONLY the beginning. And if you're not down with that, then we've got TWO WORDS for ya -- SUCK IT!

    Backstage, there's a shot of Vince McMahon hanging around with the Stooges. The cameras overhear him say that we're going to see something new out of Stone Cold Steve Austin tonight. He knows that Austin has made the right decision, he's going to do things HIS way, and he'll be their corporate champion! JR is confused by all of this after last week's events.

    During the entrances for the next match, we're told that the man who is now known simply as Dustin Rhodes, formerly as Goldust, has gone off to "find himself" over the next couple of weeks, but has promised WWF management that he will return to live up to his end of the stipulation from WrestleMania, in that "Goldust" is gone forever.

    1. Big Van Vader def. Tom Brandi with a Vader Bomb in 3:04. MURDER.

    Post-match, as Vader is celebrating his win to the back, the Titantron is taken over by an infomercial like advertisement for next week's COMEBACK TOUR~ for Double J Jeff Jarrett when he performs on WWF television for the first time in nearly THREE years! Vader shakes his head in annoyance before continuing to the back.

    RAW is WAR, LAST WEEK: We see quick clips of the Cactus & Funk/Outlaws cage match, where Triple H & X-Pac interfered to give the titles back to the Outlaws, officially forming DX.
    Cactus Jack's music hits and he makes his way out in sweat pants, flannel shirt and a neckbrace, with a steel chair in his hand, setting it up in the ring and having a seat. He says he's always taken a lot of chances in the ring and some very bad things have happened to him over the years. He's always had the comfort of knowing that when he looked at his career and dreams and things he'd done and set his heart on that it was always worth the pain. He'll be damned if he'll let a group of scum like DX put Cactus Jack away. Terry Funk's not here and he hasn't talked to him apart from a message on his answering machine. They DON'T miss wrestling matches, so if the Funker was hurt enough to go home, it must have been pretty bad. People will always debate who the greatest of all time, but everyone knows Terry is the gutsiest. He was proud of WrestleMania and later that night, Terry was lying on his back with the title belt and a smile and said it had all been worth it, but they don't have those belts now.

    He won't get into the reason why but when Cactus Jack was laying there, conscious and finding it hard to move, he looked to Terry and heard something that made him sick. There was an announcement to end the show, saying something about Stone Cold, and people started chanting his name. When he came here two years ago as Mankind, people wanted him to be Cactus Jack. He came out in tie dye and white boots, and they just wanted him to be Cactus Jack. WELL HE GAVE THEM CACTUS JACK. HE GAVE THEM EVERY GOD DAMNED BIT OF ENERGY HE HAD, AND WHEN HE WAS LAYING THERE HELPLESS, THEY CHANTED SOMEONE ELSE'S NAME! This is not a knock on Stone Cold, he's happy he's the champion, but what everyone did to he and Terry Funk was disgraceful, disrespectful, and god damned disgusting. He says he'll accept a group apology right now, and he looks to the crowd and waits, but he gets boo's and jeers instead! He just smirks a bit in annoyance before continuing on. He says he can finally say that after 13 years that it's not worth it anymore, and it's gonna be a long time before you see Cactus Jack in the ring again.

    Foley picks up the chair and begins to head to the back, and some of the fans start to give him an ovation, and he turns to briefly acknowledge that, but otherwise he leaves with his head down. JR says this is one of the most upsetting things he's had to witness in his career, and talks about all that Mick Foley has given this business, and he hates to see it end this way if that's what it's coming to here tonight.

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    After the break, the cameras cut backstage and we see D-Generation-X walking around and they pass the RAW is WAR interview set, where Michael Cole is talking to one of the producers. Cole stops them and asks if he can get a word about what their intentions are. Triple H mocks him a bit before the Outlaws give him a wedgie and shove him off the set. They turn over the entire interview set, knock down the barrels and wooden crates, and X-Pac comes over with spray paint and starts spraypainting DX on the barrels and across the set! THOSE HOOLIGANS BAH GAWD!

    NO WAY OUT OF TEXAS, NOW ON VHS: We see the RNRX defeating the Legion of Doom during their time of troubles, which led to their next to last blow-up before what we thought was the end of an era.

    WRESTLEMANIA XIV, 8 DAYS AGO: We see the LOD returning as LOD2000 in the Tag Team Battle Royal, dominating and winning, to earn themselves a Tag Team Title shot, which they will get against the now TWO TIME Tag Team Champions, the New Age Outlaws, at Unforgiven.
    2. Legion of Doom 2000 def. The Rock 'n' Roll Express with the Doomsday Device in 6:26. Cornette & Dan Severn are at ringside. JR notes that Cornette said before they went on the air that Windham "took the night off", and Bradshaw was at home nursing a slight injury after the attack from Dan Severn last week. Anywho, Sunny and Cornette tease a confrontation, but Cornette winds up incidentally costing the RNRX, and the LOD get their win back with the Doomsday Device on Robert Gibson, knocking his eye straight finally.

    Post-match, LOD celebrate to the back with Sunny. Cornette gets into the ring, and JR assumes he's going to apologize, but he winds up screaming and yelling at the RNRX. He grabs a mic and starts ranting and raving about the RNRX being disappointments and how they've constantly let him down, and he's wasted his time. He calms himself down a bit and says that maybe he's wrong, maybe it's just that he hasn't challenged the RNRX enough. So let him put it to them like this. He's spoken to the NWA board, and he's been told that the NWA World Tag Team Championships are currently VACANT. And at Unforgiven, for the first time in history, a REAL NWA Championship will be defended at a WWF show when the RNRX compete for those belts! The RNRX seem grateful and go to thank Cornette, but Cornette steps back and says not so fast. Because if the RNRX are going to prove that they're worth his time, they've got to past the ultimate test. And that ultimate test comes in the form of something new with a dash of the past. So, he now presents to you, thier opponents at Unforgiven -- BODACIOUS BART AND BOMBASTIC BOB, THE *NEW* MIDNIGHT EXPRESS!



    Oh god. It's Bob Holly and Bart Gunn, obviously paying homage to Cornette's famous Tag Team the Midnight Express, but JR isn't buying it. The RNRX don't like it one bit, but the New MX are taking this opportunity seriously. Cornette says not to take them lightly, because they're here to win. He's been looking for a way for years to resurrect the Midnight Express, and he found two of the best that the WWF has to offer and they want nothing to do with. And the more he looks at Bodacious Bart and Bombastic Bob, the more he realizes -- maybe he doesn't want to wait for the obvious outcome, and just get it over with now! AND WITH THAT, THE NEW MX ATTACK THE RNRX AND LAY THEM OUT! The two teams brawl back and fourth, and the fiesty Dan Severn joins in and he locks Ricky Morton in the Beast Choker! Meanwhile, the New MX lay Gibson out with the Veg-O-Matic, and an estatic Cornette raises their arms in celebration!

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    RAW is WAR, LAST WEEK: We see Vince McMahon presenting Stone Cold with the brand new WWF Championship, expressing his admiration for him and his willingness to work together, as well as laying out the options for Austin, who in turn, nailed Vince with a Stunner. Later in the night, an irate Vince McMahon had Austin arrested, and during the arrest, another physical exchange almost occured between the two men.
    Vince McMahon makes his way out to the ring, and coming down behind him are Gerald Brisco, Pat Patterson & Sgt. Slaughter. JR wonders out loud about what the cameras caught Vince saying earlier tonight. Once in the ring, Vince grabs a microphone and takes some time to put over his professional accomplishments in the wrestling industry, as well as taking on the federal government and winning, etc. But he says that last week unquestionably was the toughest professional decision he's ever had to make. He said that after RAW went off the air last week, he had some time to think about it, and as a result of his benevolance, he was able to get Mr. Austin released from police custody before the end of the night last Monday. HOWEVER, he knows for a fact that as a result of this incident, Mr. Austin has learned his lesson the hard way! He will NO LONGER be a foul mouthed, beer swilling, trash talking, blue collar WWF Champion! He has seen THE LIGHT! He has come around to the McMahon way of thinking! And later tonight, when Stone Cold Steve Austin arrives to this building, tonight could very well be the proudest moment of BOTH of their careers when you see a NEW and IMPROVED Stone Cold Steve Austin IN THIS VERY RING! He guarantees it! Vince thanks the crowd for coming and urges them to stay tuned for all of the great action yet to come on Monday Night RAW. He gets booed some more, but he ignores it as he heads to the back with the stooges, and a big shit-eating smile on his face.

    RAW is WAR, LAST WEEK: We see clips of The Rock walking out on Faarooq during their match, leading to a brawl and the revelation that it was a set-up, as the Nation turned on Faarooq and Rock declared himself the "Ruler" of the Nation.
    The Nation comes out in it's entirety, complete with new music and a new Titantron, that is all about the Rock being "the guy". D'Lo & Mark Henry stand guard for the Rock when Shamrock makes his way out. Shamrock keeps pacing around the ring, his eyes locked on the Rock, trying to get him to come in, and it leads to Kama attacking him from behind as the match starts.

    3. Ken Shamrock def. Kama Mustafa with the Anklelock in 8:13. Kama has the early beat down with a good heat segment, but Shamrock makes his comeback and goes nuts, destroying Kama with a series of suplexes and stretches, before locking on the Anklelock to get the clean win.

    Post-match, Shamrock keeps the hold locked in on Kama, and he turns to make sure he makes eye contact with the Rock, who starts to freak out. He sends D'Lo in after him, and Shamrock breaks the hold to take D'Lo down with a big suplex, and getting him with the Anklelock, too! Rock slides in now with Shamrock having his back turned, and he BLASTS him from behind with the IC Title! He calls for Mark Henry to get in, and Henry starts beating Shamrock up in the corner. He charges him with a few big corner splashes, before grabbing him and SQUASHING HIM with a huge High Angle Powerslam. But that's not enough for the Rock, the Rock starts pointing up! Mark looks a bit nervous, but he follows the orders, AND MARK HENRY CLIMBS UP TO THE SECOND ROPE AND "DIVES" DOWN ONTO SHAMROCK, DESTROYING HIS INSIDES, GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY! The Nation head off to the back, with the Rock pleased with what he's done here tonight so far, and JR promises he may have yet to get his with a match against Owen Hart coming up in just a bit!

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    BEFORE THE BREAK: We see the assault on Ken Shamrock from the Nation, notably the beat down from Mark Henry.
    Backstage, we see Ken Shamrock holding his midsection in pain, barely able to stand up straight or breathe. JR brings up Shamrock's internal injuries from back in the Fall, noting that they may have been reaggrivated here tonight. EMT's toy around with the idea of helping Shamrock, but they keep their distance after his recent behavior towards EMT's and officials.

    Backstage, we continue to follow the antics of D-Generation-X, as they're bullying stage hands, making fun of some of the WWF road agents, destroying property, etc. They make their way into catering and continue on with their BS. Triple H starts making dick jokes with any phallic piece of food he can find, the Outlaws attempt to spike the coffee, and X-Pac puts his face under the sneeze guard at the salad bar. They talk by a couple of wrestlers on the roster who don't seem the least bit amused, and they wind up "accidentally" walking right into the members of Southern Comfort who are holding trays of food, and because of them "accidentally" walking right into them, the food spills all over DWB, Smothers & Hamrick. They flip out, and other wrestlers rush over to hold them back. Smothers goes nuts and says HE'LL KILL ALL FIVE OF THEM, LEGIT. Triple H says to prove it, and they'll see them out there in the ring, they can be the first casualities of the DX army. SoCo are more than okay with that, and before DX leave, they tell all of them to SUCK IT, which only angers them more!

    RAW is WAR, 4/28/1997: We see clips of the Owen/Rock match just a little under a year ago, where Owen Hart defeated The Rock for the WWF Intercontinental Championship.
    During his entrance, Owen seems like he doesn't even to be here. JR says that Owen's gone on record for weeks now saying it's no longer about titles for him. But after Shawn Michaels going on hiatus, Rick Rude turning on him and now being suspended, and Triple H being insulated from Owen being able to do "as he wishes", you have to wonder where Owen Hart's head is at right now.

    During the Rock's entrance, the Nation starts to come out with him, but after what we saw earlier, Sgt. Slaughter comes out behind them and escorts the rest of the Nation to the back!

    4. Owen Hart def. The Rock [c] via DQ in a match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship in 9:44. Owen actually works a bit lazy here in the beginning, but some prodding from the Rock leads to him getting into it, and he starts working hard and bringing it to The Rock, much to his dismay. Rock works the ankle for a while, but Owen makes a hot comeback and he starts echoing his win from a year ago, connecting with a spinning heel kick and going to set-up for the Sharpshooter. But as he does -- Chyna runs out, slides in and hits Owen with a low blow for the blatant DQ!

    Post-match, the ref calls for the bell repeatedly to try and get Chyna out of the ring, and The Rock is handed the IC Title and he gets to his feet, proclaiming himself as the winner. The ring announcer proclaims that due to a result of the DQ, still your Intercontinental Champion, THE ROCK. However, your winner via DQ, OWEN HART! Rock doesn't like that one bit and he yells at the ref, but the ref points out Chyna's interference, AND THE ROCK GETS IN CHYNA'S FACE! The Rock starts running his mouth at Chyna for getting involved, but before he can continue -- FAAROOQ RUNS IN FROM THE CROWD WITH HIS RIBS TAPED, AND HE ATTACKS THE ROCK! Chyna bails out, and Faarooq starts beating the shit out of The Rock as the crowd goes wild! Mark Henry runs out, with Kama & D'Lo limping behind, and as they hit the ring, Faarooq runs back out through the crowd! THE HUNT IS ON!

    WRESTLEMANIA XIV, 8 DAYS AGO: We again see stills from Taker/Kane, where Taker got the big and moral victory over his younger brother.

    RAW is WAR, LAST WEEK: We see snippets of Paul Bearer's scathing reply to the loss, which resulted in him creating the "Inferno Match" and challenging the Undertaker to finish the job, or have himself set on ablaze at Unforgiven.
    Michael Cole is in the ring, and he welcomes out his guest at this time, THE UNDERTAKER! Taker comes out with all the pomp and circumstance of his entrance to a huge pop, and he seems to have his stride back for the first time in a long time following the WrestleMania victory. The Undertaker says first thing's first, what happened at WrestleMania was that Kane found out that he is not just his brother, but he is the Lord of Darkness. As big and strong as his little brother is, and believe him, Kane gave him a beating unlike anybody ever has before in this ring, but what Kane needs to realize is that the soul powers the body. Kane's is un-pure, but his is, and he was defeated. Cole asks about the challenge and Taker says what they have are desperate men resorting to desperate actions. But just like when they were children when he beat him at will, whether there's fire in the ring, outside the ring, or in between them, he'll do the same. When he looks up at him at Unforgiven and his body is on fire, it will be the beginning of his eternal damnation!

    Suddenly, Paul Bearer's voice can be heard over the loud speakers, and everyone turns to see Kane & Paul Bearer on the Titantron. They appear to be in some sort of graveyard, and Bearer's making off color remarks and mentioning how they haven't been here in years. The Undertaker grabs the mic and asks what the Hell they're doing there, and Bearer says that he's glad the connection was made and the Undertaker can see this, because he wants him to witness it first hand. Bearer announces that they're standing right above the bodies of the Undertaker & Kane's PARENTS! He goes on and on about how the Undertaker KILLED THEM, and he TRIED to kill Kane, but he wasn't able to finish the job. At Unforgiven, Kane will send the Undertaker straight to Hell where the souls of his parents are currently entrapped. And if he wanted just a sneak peek of what he'll go through, of what their parents are already going through, then look no further. AND SUDDENLY, KANE STARTS DESTROYING THE HEADSTONES WITH A SLEDGEHAMMER! He breaks them apart completely, as Bearer cheers him on, and the Undertaker looks beside himself with sadness. Bearer tells him that's not at all, show him the firery Hell that awaits him, Kane! Kane then starts dousing the entire area in gasoline, they take a few steps back -- AND KANE SETS THE GRAVESITE ON FIRE, GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY! The Undertaker almost collapses to his knees as Paul Bearer lets out an evil laugh, and the feed cuts out. The camera fades out on the Undertaker's look of anguish as RAW heads to break!

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    BEFORE THE BREAK: We see The Undertaker absolutely beside himself as he saw the footage of Paul Bearer & Kane destroying the gravesites of his parents, and then setting the area on fire. This, of course, after the Undertaker had already accepted the challenge for the Inferno Match at Unforgiven.
    Backstage, the cameras are keeping their distance, and up a ways, we can see the Undertaker pacing back and fourth in a short space with his hands on his hips. He reaches forward and starts punching a door repeatedly. The Godwinns walk over to see if the Undertaker is okay, BUT THE UNDERTAKER LOSES IT AND STARTS BEATING THE SHIT OUT OF BOTH OF THEM! Officials rush over to try and stop him, BUT HE LAYS OUT THE OFFICIALS TOO! An emotional Undertaker stomps off, kicks the back door of the arena open, and storms out into the night!

    We are joined yet again by Val Venis, Adult Film Star turned Professional Wrestler. He says in his latest film, As Hard As It Gets, he really rises to the occasion. Ladies, when he gets up for a role, he NEVER comes down. Ladies, when Val Venis enters the WWF, it'll be a scream.

    5. D-Generation-X [HHH/Outlaws] w/ X-Pac & Chyna def. Southern Comfort in 5:37. SQUASH. Chyna & X-Pac get involved just for fun. SoCo doesn't know what hit them, and the match goes home with Triple H hitting a comically long set-up Pedigree on Dirty White Boy to win.

    Post-match, DX celebrate again because they think they're the shit. X-Pac gets into the ring and he hits a Bronco Buster onto Tracey Smothers just for good measure, and again, JR notes that DX looks stronger than ever. But as DX is celebrating -- AN IRATE AND POSSIBLY INSANE OWEN HART BOLTS DOWN THE AISLE, SLIDING IN AND TAKING TRIPLE H DOWN TO THE MAT! He gets a couple of good licks in before the rest of DX peels Owen off, and he falls to the numbers game. It's a 5 on 1 beatdown, and DX holds Owen up for Triple H to tell him "Suck It" and he goes to him with a Pedigree as well -- BUT HERE COMES THE LOD2000! They hit the ring just in time, but DX bails just in time, leaving Owen in a heap. Animal checks on Owen, and Hawk keeps yelling for them to come get them some.

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    As we return from our final commercial break, Vince McMahon is already in the ring with two police officers with him. He says that ladies and gentlemen, it gives him great pleasure to introduce to you, the NEW and IMPROVED WWF World Champion, STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN!

    Austin's music hits, and much to the dismay of everybody, Stone Cold Steve Austin walks out dressed in a suit and tie with the WWF Title over his shoulder. He doesn't have his usual swagger about him, but he's still managed to rock an Austin 3:16 baseball hat. He goes to enter the ring and do his normal climb up the ropes, but Vince signals to him, and Austin backs down, choosing instead for just a simple arm raise with the title.



    Vince says this is one small step for Steve Austin and one giant leap for the WWF, and the first step in him becoming the greatest champion of all time. He knows this will take a lot of hard work and yells at the fans to be quiet. He thanks Austin and says it's a step in the right direction. He says they talked about attire from head to toe though and this is still a work in progress. He asks about the Gucci shoes like they discussed, and Austin says the damn things were too tight, so he put on his wrestling boots. Vince says this is about compromise and takes off Austin's hat because it doesn't go with the suit. Austin throws it to the crowd and says that was a damn good hat. Vince calms him down, and asks for a few of the photographers around ringside to come on in for some photo ops. They oblige, and Austin & Vince take pictures of them shaking hands and holding the WWF Title together, with big smiles on their faces, and the crowd isn't the least bit happy.

    Austin takes a few steps back after Vince is done, and Austin says that normally, this is where the old Stone Cold Steve Austin would tell Vince to take those cameras and shove them up his ass. But this is the new and improved Stone Cold Steve Austin, and what he would rather see is him go and get the film from that camera developed -- BECAUSE THAT IS THE LAST TIME YOU WILL EVER SEE STONE COLD WEARING A RIDICULOUS SUIT LIKE THIS, YOU SON OF A BITCH! Vince's eyes buldge out of his head, during which time, Austin rips off his suit jacket and shirt to reveal an Austin 3:16 shirt. Vince sounds like he's about to cry, reminding Austin that he promised. But as Austin takes his pants off so he can be in his normal wrestling tights, he reminds Vince that while he did promise, he also has always told him -- DTA, DON'T TRUST ANYBODY, YOU DUMB BASTARD! He takes his hand and swings it back into Vince's groin, making his eyes go cross and he falls to his knees! Austin takes the suit and kicks it into the crowd, before grabbing the camera from earlier and taking pictures of Vince keeled over in pain while holding his groin. Austin says he's going to keep on kicking ass, taking names, drinking beer and talking trash, because that's what he does, and that's the bottom line, 'cause STONE COLD SAID SO!

    Austin's music hits and he celebrates to the back as the Stooges rush down to check on a humilated Vince as RAW comes to a close!




    WWF IN YOUR HOUSE 21: UNFORGIVEN (4/26) CARD:

    WWF WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
    Stone Cold Steve Austin [c] Vs. ???

    INFERNO MATCH
    The Undertaker Vs. Kane

    WWF WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
    New Age Outlaws [c] Vs. Legion of Doom 2000

    VACANT NWA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
    Rock 'n' Roll Express Vs. The New Midnight Express

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    WWF World Heavyweight Champion: Steve Austin (Since 3/29/1998)
    WWF Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (Since 12/8/1997)
    WWF European Champion: Triple H (Since 3/29/1998)
    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
    APRIL 13TH, 1998
    WASHINGTON, DC


    TONIGHT: STEVE AUSTIN WANTS TO TALK TO MR. MCMAHON; OWEN/LOD2000 vs. DX; TAKER IS ON THE HUNT FOR PAUL BEARER & KANE!

    The glass shatters and the WWF Champion Stone Cold Steve Austin marches out to start the show! Huge pop, posing, etc. He grabs the mic to get things rolling. He says he wants to get something straightened out between Stone Cold and one Vince McMahon, and he might as well bring his ass down here right now because he knows he'll sit in this ring and hold up the whole damn show again. He gives him his word he won't knock his damn lights out, so he can just come out. Austin paces around waiting, and after some time pasts, Vince McMahon wearily comes out from the back with Patterson & Brisco behind him. Vince slowly gets into the ring, letting the Stooges go in first, but Austin again ensures him he's not going to kick his ass.

    Once Vince is in, he's handed a mic, and Austin demands to know who he's going to be facing with the WWF Title on the line at Unforgiven. Vince says he hasn't made up his mind yet. Austin asks if he's just not going to tell him, and Vince says it takes great deliberation. Vince says he'll know soon. Austin says he can tell Vince can't stand anything about him. He likes to drink a few beers, uses "colorful language", and gives him the finger. He can't stand the way he dresses and isn't what a WWF Champion is supposed to be. He thinks it's supposed to be someone with an Ivy League education, speaks the proper language, NEVER EVER uses a four letter word, and certainly not someone with his use of sign language. Someone with polish and manners, and that ain't him. But it sounds like what he wants in the WWF Champion isn't just someone like Vince McMahon, but it sounds like HE wants to be the WWF Champion. Vince asks where he's going with this and Austin asks how he felt with this new belt after it got delivered to him. He probably walked around the house and posed with it and asked his wife how it looked. She probably said he looked like a jackass, because he did.

    But if all of what he just said is true, then fine, let's try and change it. How about tonight Stone Cold Steve Austin defends the WWF Championship -- AGAINST VINCE MCMAHON! Vince is baffled and Austin says they can do this the easy way or the hard way. Easy way is Vince handpicks an official, comes down here, and fights him. Fact of the matter is, he could probably beat him with one hand tied behind his back. The hard way is he handpicks one of these camera men, takes him backstage, and beats Vince's ass in front of the world anyway! He says he'll give him an hour to make up his mind, and he ain't going nowhere. Neither is Vince, because his limo driver's been beat up and he's got four flat tires! AND THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE, 'CAUSE STONE COLD SAID SO! Austin heads off to the back, having made his point, and Vince looks absolutely stunned in the ring!

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    During the entrances for the evening's first contest, it's announced that as a result of what happened last week, Ken Shamrock and Mark Henry will square off at Unforgiven!

    1. Mark Henry & D'Lo Brown def. Ken Shamrock & Steve Blackman in 7:19. Shamrock's midsection gets worked over as he tries to go into this full boar, but is still hurt from last week. Blackman takes the load for a while and has D'Lo reeling, but a tag to Mark Henry solves that quick. Blackman hits a flash pump kick to break free and get the hot tag to Shamrock. Shamrock starts lighting up Henry with strikes and kicks, fighting through the pain. But as Shamrock hits the ropes, D'Lo hits him with a chair from the outside right into the midsection, and he stumbles forward into a big High Angle Powerslam and Mark Henry gets the huge win!

    Post-match, Henry comes back down on Shamrock with another big splash! He tries for a second, but Steve Blackman rushes back to Shamrock's aide with some of his karate weapons and chases the Nation members off, but the damage has already been done!

    JR & The King start to discuss the Austin/McMahon situation when the lights go out, and here comes the Undertaker! He's marching down the aisle with a purpose, grabbing a mic and heading right to the ring. He says that all of this has gone beyond what happens here in this ring, this isn't about this business anymore. What Kane did last week at the urgency of Paul Bearer was something he never thought he'd see. Everyone makes mistakes, he's made mistakes -- grave errors. But there is such a thing as forgiveness, and he knows that his parents forgave him for the ACCIDENT that occured all those years ago. But what Kane did last week was heinous, it was the epitome of evil, and it was conjured up by evil incarnate himself, Paul Bearer. He's not waiting for some sanctioned match, something in a wrestling ring -- he can feel Kane's presence in this building tonight, and he says that unless Kane comes and meets his maker, comes and gets what's coming to him, then he will go on his own path of destruction until the WWF forces Kane to come and get an ass whooping from his big brother. Taker drops the mic and goes to head to the back, but a bunch of referees come out to try and talk some sense into the Undertaker -- but just to prove his point, TAKER STARTS BEATING DOWN ALL OF THE REFEREES! He's cleared his path and he marches off to the back, ready to make good on his promise for the night!

    We cut backstage, where Vince McMahon is pacing back and fourth. Both Pat Patterson and Gerald Brisco are telling Vince that enough is enough, and he needs to accept Stone Cold's challenge and kick his butt! Vince seems unsure as he continues to pace. Brisco says he has to do it, and Patterson says that Austin is trying to humilate him. Brisco adds on by telling Vince that he's beaten everyone that's ever gone up against him, and he's tough enough from all of that to take Austin on as well! Vince seems to have a revelation after that last comment, and we head to break.

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    Back from break, JR & King talk about how The Rock has taken over the Nation of Domination, declaring himself to be "The Ruler" of the Nation. We see some clips of the Nation turning on Faarooq two weeks ago, as well as Faarooq running in from the crowd to attack Rock after the Rock's match against Owen last week. JR says as a result of all of this, it has been announced that The Rock will defend the Intercontinental Championship against Faarooq at Unforgiven! But earlier today, an incident occured that may put that match in jeopardy. They had this footage sent in from the Nation, and be warned, it is not for the weak at heart.

    EARLIER TODAY: A handheld camera is being held by the Rock, as he's holding it towards himself, and he talks about the type of trash that Faarooq is, infact, he doesn't deserve to even go by that name of Faarooq anymore, he's hearby stripping him of the rights to use any sort of recognizable features that go with the Nation of Domination. But the reason he's got this camera, and the reason he's got these guys with him -- and he spins the camera around to show the rest of the Nation there with weapons in hand -- is because tonight, they're stripping the man formerly known as Faarooq of his right to be a man, and making sure he doesn't get to Unforgiven.

    The camera cuts out, and when it cuts back on a second later, some time has passed. We can see through the Rock's perspective that they're hiding out in the parking lot behind the production trucks. The camera keeps peeking around, and finally, we see Faarooq in street clothes getting out of his rental car to walk into the arena. Rock tells them to hold off until his signal -- and after a few seconds, he tells them to go! The other Nation members run behind the production truck to get behind Faarooq, and the Rock steps out right in front of him with the camera. Faarooq drops his bag to charge at the Rock, BUT THE NATION ATTACKS HIM FROM BEHIND! They start beating the shit out of Faarooq with their lead pipes and baseball bats, and Rock walks over, shoving the camera in Faarooq's face as the Nation all gets their licks in. Rock hands the camera over to Kama, and D'Lo & Mark hold Rock up against the truck. The Rock grabs one of the lead pipes and he starts wearing Faarooq's midsection and chest out with lead pipe shots, with his body hotshotted up against the truck! He takes one step back, calls Faarooq a sorry piece of trash, and then the camera just happens to lose it's video feed, but it's sound feed picks up what definitely appears to sound like Rock smashing the lead pipe across Faarooq's face!
    Back at commentary, JR says that Faarooq was taken to the hospital and, as we saw earlier, only Mark Henry & D'Lo were at the arena, as Rock and Kama were sent away for the night. They'd have an update on Faarooq's condition next week on RAW.

    Up on the stage area, we see the concert equiptment set up to go, as well as the backing band starting to tune up. The crowd starts to boo when Colonel Parker makes his way out, waving his hanky with a big smile on his face. He introduces to the crowd the world's greatest wrestler, the world's greatest entertainer, and as you'll see again tonight, the world's greatest singer -- DOUBLE J, JEFF JARRETT, OH MAN, AIN'T HE GREAT?! Jarrett struts out to his music and the crowd dumps on him. He greets the fans with a big smile and a pose, and he starts to tune up with the band.

    Almost 2-3 minutes pass, and Jarrett keeps teasing a start to the concert, but nothing comes of it, as he keeps stopping and pointing out something that isn't right. The crowd is beyond angry and annoyed at this point. Jarrett apologizes and the band finally starts to get ready to go. Jarrett clears his throat, he's about to start the countdown -- IT'S TIME! IT'S TIME! IT'S VADER TIME! WHAT?!

    Vader's music hits and he makes his way out from the back. He looks at Jarrett up and down, and then keeps walking to the ring. JR says that Vader is scheduled for a match that was supposed to happen after the concert, but it looks like he's not waiting, he's just rained on Jeff Jarrett's parade! Vader waits around in the ring, and Jarrett starts throwing a fit. Moments later, Vader's opponent Silver King makes his way out with the referee, both looking confused. Jarrett & Parker try to stop the ref, but the ref just shrugs and runs down to the ring to start the match!

    2. Big Van Vader def. Silver King with a Vader Bomb in 2:21. Jarrett stays up at the rampway, pacing around and trying to start up the concert anyway, but the band has gotten annoyed and bailed on him! Jarrett throws a huge fit, and meanwhile, Vader destroys Silver King, plants him with a Chokeslam and hits a Vader Bomb to get the win.

    Post-match, an irate Jeff Jarrett grabs one of the nearby acoustic guitars, bolts down the aisle and into the ring. When Vader turns around, Jarrett BRAINS HIM with a guitar shot, breaking it over his head -- BUT VADER NO-SELLS IT AND LETS OUT A GROWL! Jarrett hightails it out of the ring and back up the rampway with a pissed off Mastadon in hot pursuit!

    At ringside, JR & King talk some more about the Vince/Austin situation, and JR says as an employee of the WWF for over 5 years now, he can't stand idly by and watch this, and he tells Lawler to man the ship, he'll be right back. And JR goes off to try and talk some sense into the WWF Chairman!

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    Another Val Venis vignette airs. He says he's been doing casting for his next film, entitled Lust in Space. The TV show was good, but he has a rocket in his pocket that will take each and every woman on this planet to new and exciting heights. He sits on a couch with two ladies and says to call it Venis Envy. When he explodes inside the WWF, he'll give it his all, inch by inch.

    Backstage, the Stooges are still talking to Vince, and Vince seems to start buying into the idea. Suddenly, Vince's son Shane McMahon walks into the locker room and says this is crazy and that it's suicide, he CANNOT go out there to face Stone Cold Steve Austin. Vince tries to calm Shane down and explain why he has to do this, and there's a knock at the door. Jim Ross walks in, and Vince asks him what he's doing here. JR says that he can't in good conscience let Vince go through with this. He says that Stone Cold is vicious not to mention he is a professionally trained wrestler who's been doing this for a decade now, Vince has never even stepped into the ring in that capacity. Shane urges his dad to take JR's advice, but Vince gets angry. He says that this IS happening, HE WILL FACE STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN TONIGHT! He orders JR to go back out to the ringside area and do his job, and he tells Shane to go get his gym bag from the car so he has something to wear, because THIS IS HAPPENING. JR walks off shaking his head, and Shane flips out as he leaves to do as his father wishes.

    Back at commentary, it's just Jerry Lawler for about a minute, and even he seems panicky about Vince McMahon stepping into the ring against Steve Austin. Jim Ross finally comes back down, and Lawler scolds him for his words back there, but JR says that he did the best he could. He says that Vince McMahon is walking into a bad situation tonight, and they're liable to all be out of jobs if Stone Cold has his way with the Chairman of the Board.

    3. The Quebecers vs. Tommy Dreamer & 2 Cold Scorpio went to a No Contest in 5:36. Decent five minutes of action between the two fledgeling Tag Teams. But it doesn't get to go too long before the lights go out! And making good on his promise, out marches the Undertaker to disrupt the entire show once more! Tommy & Scorpio try to reason with him as he enters the ring, but he takes them both out with big punches, kicks and a pair of Chokeslams. The Quebecers teased leaving, but with Taker having his back turned, the Quebecers go to attack from behind. But an all-powerful Undertaker no-sells it and destroys them both as well, Chokeslamming PCO and hitting Jacques with the Tombstone!

    Post-match, en route to the back, The Undertaker looks at the camera and reminds us he'll be here all night, and tells Kane to come to him.

    An ad for WWF In Your House: Unforgiven on PPV airs!

    TAKA Michinoku comes out to take a seat at ringside with the Light Heavyweight Title to watch the next match. But just as he takes a seat -- SHO FUNAKI, DICK TOGO & MEN'S TEIOH HOP THE RAILING AND ATTACK TAKA FOR THE SECOND TIME! They get just enough shots in on him before security bolts out and chase them through the crowd and to the back! Officials come out and check on TAKA, helping him to the back. During the entrances, Brian Christopher passes the beat up TAKA and laughs at him.

    4. Aguila def. Brian Christopher, Devon Storm & Gentleman Chris Adams to become the #1 Contender to the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship in 6:54. Some pretty solid action here. Superkicks for everyone by Adams, and Storm flys all around. Christopher gets a bunch of cheap shots in, but during his dance-in-place celebration, Aguila flips off the ropes and hits the Samurai Driver to get the big win!

    Post-match, Aguila celebrates and we're told that he will get his shot at TAKA Michinoku next week on RAW. BUT WAIT A MINUTE, THERE GO THE LIGHTS AGAIN, AND HERE COMES THE UNDERTAKER ONCE MORE! Taker wastes no time marching right into the ring and LEVELING Aguila with a big boot! Brian Christopher smartly hightails it the Hell out of there, but poor Devon Storm & Chris Adams fall victim to a pair of Chokeslams as well. The Undertaker goes to continue the beatdown on all three of them -- but on the Titantron, the Undertaker's attention is turned when we see a hearse pulling into the backstage area of the arena! Taker drops Aguila down and looks on intently, AND PAUL BEARER GETS OUT OF THE HEARSE WITH A BIG SMILE ON HIS FACE! Taker stomps out of the ring and hightails it to the back, with JR yelling that Kane must be in that hearse as well!

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    Back from break, the cameras have caught up with the Undertaker as he marches through the backstage area and finds the entry way that the hearse pulled in at. There's no sign of Paul Bearer as Taker turns the corner, and he goes up to the hearse to peek into the windows, but there's nobody in there. Taker yells to no one, really, that he can still feel Kane's presence and to come out and face him. He goes to the back of the hearse and slowly gets ready to open it, expecting Kane to pop out. But just as Taker goes to pull the lever -- KANE COMES FROM OUT OF NOWHERE BEHIND HIM AND ATTACKS HIM! Kane smashes his brother's head off the back of the hearse repeatedly. He takes him by the hair, spins around, takes a running start and SLAMS TAKER'S HEAD RIGHT THROUGH THE BACK GLASS WINDOW OF THE HEARSE! Paul Bearer comes waddling back on the scene, AND HE'S GOT GASOLINE AND MATCHES! Kane starts DOUSING The Undertaker in gasoline and he gets ready to light his brother on fire FOR REAL -- but security gets there just in time, forming a human wall around the Undertaker, and they even take hold of Paul Bearer, confiscating the matches and restraining him, which draws Kane away! The Undertaker has EMT's immediately rush over and start to check on him, bah gawd!

    Backstage once again, Vince McMahon is in his ridiculous workout gear that shows off the "guns", and he's warming up. The Stooges are giving him some sage advice. Brisco points out that Austin's going to try and go for the Stunner immediately, but he can block it. Brisco has Pat do the set-up kick for the Stunner, and shows Vince how to block the kick, and then shows him to uppercut the back of the leg and turn it into a leg whip to take Austin down, and then to just hop on top of him and pummel him. Vince starts to get really pumped up, and the Stooges continue to get him mentally, and physically, prepared.

    RAW is WAR, LAST WEEK: We see Owen Hart getting an IC Title shot against The Rock, only for Chyna to cause the DQ. Later on, DX made short work of Southern Comfort, and an irate Owen Hart ran into a 5 on 1 beatdown just to get him some of Triple H. As DX had their way with Owen Hart, LOD2000 made their way out to make the save.
    During DX's entrance, JR notes that X-Pac is conspicuous by his absence. Chyna is there, however, within seconds of their entrance, Commissioner Slaughter comes out with some of the other road agents, and they force Chyna to the back!

    5. Owen Hart & LOD2000 def. D-Generation-X [Triple H/New Age Outlaws] via DQ in 5:47. Super hot action for a couple of minutes. DX gets alot of stuff in as they work the heat segment, but LOD powers through them and Owen gets a lot of time to work over Triple H as they still have unfinished business. LOD winds up brawling with the Outlaws to the floor, causing the ref to get distracted briefly. AND HERE COMES X-PAC FROM THE CROWD! He pulls a chair from ringside, slides in and he WALLOPS Owen Hart in the skull and starts going nuts over top of him. The ref turns and calls for the bell!

    Post-match, Triple H gets back up and joins in on putting the boots to Owen along with X-Pac. The Outlaws brawl away with LOD just long enough for Triple H to drag Owen to the corner, allowing X-Pac to hit the Bronco Buster! LOD break free from the Outlaws and rush back down, and Triple H & X-Pac rush out and escape, meeting the Outlaws back at the top of the rampway. Those damned hooligans!

    In the back, Kevin Kelly asks Vince about the match and if he's afraid. He says he'd be lying if he didn't admit to butterflies in his stomach. He's proven he's not afraid of the government and he's not afraid of Ted Turner and Time Warner. He's not afraid of the big bad wolf, and he sure as hell is not afraid of Stone Cold Steve Austin. JR says he can't believe he's about to say this, but -- STONE COLD VS. MR. MCMAHON, IT'S OUR MAIN EVENT, AND IT'S NEXT!

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    Back from break, and immediately, Vince McMahon marches out from the back in his workout gear with Patterson, Brisco and Slaughter closely behind. JR & King can't believe this. Shane McMahon comes running out, gets in front of his dad, and again tries to talk him out of this, but it's pointless, because Vince is doing this, so Slaughter escorts Shane to the back as Vince enters the ring.

    Stone Cold Steve Austin is out next, and you can tell that Vince McMahon is incredibly nervous and anxious. Austin does his normal routine before walking up to the center of the ring, and surprisingly, Vince gets right into his face! Austin smiles at him, AND VINCE SLAPS AUSTIN! Austin cracks up laughing, and the ref gets in between them. Vince backs to the corner and gets handed a microphone and tells Austin to hold on just a damn minute. He says earlier tonight, Stone Cold said he could beat Vince McMahon with ONE ARM TIED BEHIND HIS BACK, AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HE'S GOING TO HAVE TO DO! The Stooges pull rope out and hand it to the ref, and Austin can't believe it. But being a man of his word, he allows the referee to tie one of his arms behind his back. Vince's confidence starts to grow, and Austin dares him to take the first shot.

    Vince and Austin circle around each other, and Austin lunges forward, and Vince rolls out to the floor. He gets another pep talk from Brisco & Patterson, and Brisco hands Vince a mouthguard. Vince goes to get back in the ring, with the ref making sure Austin is back. Vince goes up to Austin, but Austin uses his shoulder to start and push Vince into the corner.


    Is that Dude Love's music? What the Hell? And sure enough, out comes Mick Foley in his Dude Love get-up, living the gimmick up to it's fullest. Austin and Vince stop what they're doing and both look completely confused. Dude has a mic and starts talking as he goes to enter the ring.

    Dude wants to know if they can't all just get along. He's gotta level with DC, because he doesn't feel a whole lot of love here tonight. There's only one cat who can bring peace to the War Zone, and that's Dude Love. The Dude has got to put the veto to this one, because Vince writes the checks that let the Dude live the kind of life that the Dude likes to love. Uncle Vinny is his McMain Man! But when he looks over at his brother Stone Cold, he really is looking at the world's toughest SOB. Vince suddenly gets balls about him and SHOVES Dude Love away, and Dude snaps and pushes Vince back into the corner, attempting to lock the Mandible Claw on him. Austin goes up to try and get Dude to go to the side so he can get him some of Vince too -- BUT DUDE LOVE TURNS AROUND AND LOCKS THE MANDIBLE CLAW ON STONE COLD INSTEAD, WHAT?!

    Dude gets Austin down and out on the mat, and the Stooges take Vince out of the ring. Dude picks the mic back up and points out that when he puts a cat down, he stays down, which is why HE'S GONNA BE THE ONE CHALLENGING STONE COLD FOR THE WWF TITLE, DADDY! Dude goes back to beating down Austin, who's still got one arm tied behind his back! Vince is irate on the floor, and he tries to get back into the ring, but the Stooges and Sgt. Slaughter hold him back! Dude reapplies the Mandible Claw on Austin again, and he's got no way out! Vince is being drug to the back, with Dude offering him a chance to come and get a shot at Dude Love as well, but the Stooges finally get Vince to leave. Austin gets back up and attacks Dude from behind with the one arm, but Dude is able to get him back down and throw him out to the floor. He whips Austin into the steps and the post, and then tosses him over the announce table! Dude dances over top of Steve Austin as RAW comes to a close!




    WWF IN YOUR HOUSE 21: UNFORGIVEN (4/26) CARD:

    WWF WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
    Stone Cold Steve Austin [c] Vs. Dude Love

    INFERNO MATCH
    The Undertaker Vs. Kane

    WWF Intercontinental Championship
    The Rock [c] Vs. Faarooq

    WWF WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
    New Age Outlaws [c] Vs. Legion of Doom 2000

    Ken Shamrock Vs. Mark Henry

    VACANT NWA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
    Rock 'n' Roll Express Vs. The New Midnight Express

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    WWF World Heavyweight Champion: Steve Austin (Since 3/29/1998)
    WWF Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (Since 12/8/1997)
    WWF European Champion: Triple H (Since 3/29/1998)
    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
    APRIL 20TH, 1998
    RICHMOND, VA


    A recap of the dramatic build to an apparent Austin vs. McMahon match last week airs, which of course culminated in Dude Love making his return. We also see clips of Mick Foley's "shoot" from two weeks ago, mixed in. Tonight, Vince McMahon plans on calling out Dude Love for ruining his "chance" to get his hands on Austin!

    TONIGHT: VINCE MCMAHON CONFRONTS DUDE LOVE; TAKA [c]/AGUILA; OWEN/A MEMBER OF DX!

    Vince McMahon is in the ring to start the show, and he recieves a chorus of boo's. Patterson, Brisco, Slaughter and a couple of security guards are out with him. Vince goes over the events of last week, and dramatically talks about what he "would've done to Austin" if he had the chance. He had Stone Cold right where he wanted him, and he dare say that the situation would've had a much different ending if it wasn't for the involvement of one man. Now, while he has great respect for this man, he doesn't have respect for the way he just shoehorned himself into the TV time of the Chairman of the Board, or the way he just made his OWN ruling on getting a WWF Title shot at Unforgiven, because that's not how that happens. Only two people have the authority in the WWF to make WWF Title matches, and that's Commissioner Slaughter and himself, and neither of them sanctioned that match. However, these are all professional details that can be handled off the air. He's out here because, very much in a personal manner, he's calling this "Dude Love" out to the ring to either explain himself OR GET HIS REAR END KICKED BY THE CHAIRMAN! The Stooges & Slaughter feign shock, and Vince blows them off, telling them to leave the ring, he can handle this ALL by himself, and JR is beside himself with disgust, asking if he's the only one able to read between the lines with all of this.

    Once the Stooges & guards are out of the picture, Dude Love's music hits and out he comes, dancing and strutting around, getting a loud round of jeers and boo's. Dude calls Vince his main man, the McMacdaddio of the WWF, and he respects that, but there was no way he was letting him and his old pal Stone Cold hog the spotlight all by themselves at the party last week, maaan. He's not like that old whack hack Cactus Jack, and he's more of a man than that L-7 Mankind, the Dude does things when he wants, how he wants and most importantly, against who he wants, HAVE MERCYYYYY. Dude tells Vince that if he's going to take a shot, now is his chance, because pretty soon, he's going to be staring at the lights and counting the stars, daddy. Vince interrupts him and talks about this being the type of unprofessional behavior he's talking about, and how it has no place here in the WWF. Vince puts Dude over in a tongue in cheek way, all but confirming that he'll be facing Austin for the WWF Title at Unforgiven. JR again points out the BS going on right now. Vince says that first thing's first, however, he's fining Dude Love $5,000 for his actions last week! Not only that, but he is now on probation after endangering the well-being of the Chairman of the WWF, the WWF Champion and most importantly, the great fans of the World Wrestling Federation. And as far as this "title shot" that he thinks he deserves, that he thinks he's just going to dance his way into? In this company, you EARN your title shots, which is why Dude Love is going to compete tonight. He's not going to tell him against who, it'll be an opponent of HIS choosing, and all Dude has to do is make his way out here later on and win the match. He wishes Dude luck, but then sternly warns him not to ever stick his nose in his business again.

    Once Vince leaves, Dude says that's all fine and good, and he'll do the deed here tonight, because that's the type of cat he is, baby. And as far as Stunning Steve goes, he knows that he's shaking in his little black boots at the thought of having to face the Dangerous Dude. But he's not a bad guy, maaan, he's an understanding individual! Him and ol' Stone Cold have quite the past together, they even were Tag Team Champions for a little while, and that goes a long way with a mellow yellow fellow such as himself. So he'll make him a deal, if Stone Cold Steve Austin shows up to this building later on tonight -- AND GROVELS AT DUDE LOVE'S FEET -- he'll back out of tonight's match completely! But he knows Stone Cold is too proud to beg, so he'll have to accept his groooovy kind of love come Unforgiven, HAVE MEEEERCYYYY!

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    After the break, Bradshaw makes his way out in street clothes and a pissed off mood.

    RAW is WAR, THREE WEEKS AGO: We see the footage of Bradshaw trying to get his hands on his now ex-partner, Barry Windham, only for Dan "The Beast" Severn to come to the aid and take him down with the Beast Choker.
    Bradshaw has a mic after the b-roll, and he talks about what happened at WrestleMania and the night after. He says he doesn't give a damn about who's in what company, he wants a fight and he wants his old partner Barry Windham to get his ass out here now to get what's coming to him! The NWA contingent makes their way out to the stage, and Cornette's got the mic. Windham is smiling and taunting Bradshaw, daring him to come up and get him. Cornette says quite simply Bradshaw hasn't earned the right to even be in the same ring with someone the status of Barry Windham. But if he wants a fight that bad, then he'll offer him one, because he's got a guy who's been looking for a fight for weeks -- AND DAN SEVERN COMES OUT IN HIS GEAR, READY TO FIGHT! Bradshaw tells him to bring it on, and we've got an impromptu match!

    1. Dan "The Beast" Severn def. Bradshaw with the Beast Choker in 4:27. The NWA contingent watches from the ramp as Severn stoically gets in. Bradshaw attacks him and has a brief advantage, but Severn ends up trapping him with a bunch of suplexes. Bradshaw tries to keep getting back up to his feet and throw himself at Severn, but Severn keeps taking him down, eventually trapping him in an armbar. Bradshaw reaches the ropes, and Severn refuses to break the hold until the ref gets his hands on him, briefly causing Severn to go after him. Bradshaw stumbles up favoring his arm, and Severn locks him in the Beast Choker to get the win.

    Post-match, Severn keeps the Beast Choker locked on and the NWA guys make their way down. Barry Windham stands over his former partner with a big smile on his face, before getting a few cheap shots in. Moments later, the Rock 'n' Roll Express come running out and chase the NWA out of the ring. Severn doesn't move though! RNRX go after him, and Severn stands up slowly, wipes his hands off and leaves on his OWN terms in his OWN time. Fuck yeah Dan Severn.

    RAW is WAR, LAST WEEK: We see highlights of the Undertaker's angry promo towards Kane after his actions at their parents gravesite two weeks ago. Taker promised to disrrupt the entire show if Kane wouldn't show himself, hopefully forcing the WWF to make Kane show his face. Eventually, Paul Bearer arrived in a hearse. Taker went to inspect the hearse, believing his brother to be in the back of it, but Kane attacked him from behind, proving it to be a ruse. He smashed Taker's head through the back window of the hearse, and then attempted to light the Undertaker on fire, only for security to step in just in time, as they restrained Paul Bearer, causing Kane to back off.
    The lights go out, the pyro goes off, and out comes Kane with an absolutely jovial Paul Bearer. JR hypes the first-ever Inferno Match that will be taking place at Unforgiven between the Undertaker and Kane. Bearer grabs a microphone and brags about what they were almost able to accomplish last week, but then scolds the WWF for making security get involved. Because now, they will have the fate of the Undertaker all on their hands in a sanctioned WWF match this Sunday at Unforgiven! Kane will not be held responsible for what he does to the Undertaker in the Inferno Match! And when all the smoke clears, the Undertaker will join his parents in a FIRERY, ETERNAL DAMNATION!

    Just then, the lights go back out and the Undertaker's music starts to play, with the lights slowly going purple and black. JR is shocked to see that the Undertaker is seemingly here after last week -- but after a few moments, there's no sign of the Undertaker. Bearer yells that Kane can not and will not succomb to the mind games of his brother, because he is superior, and he tells Kane to prove it! Kane slowly raises his arms up, brings them down fast, AND THE RAMPWAY EDGES LIGHT ON FIRE! The arena goes back to a red hue, and Kane's music plays instead of the Undertaker's, and Bearer smiles broadly. He promises that this Sunday, the Undertaker WILL BURN! IN! HELL! OOOOOH YEEEEEEEEEEES! Kane & Bearer walk to the back through the flame entrenched rampway in quite the image.

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    RAW is WAR, LAST WEEK: We see clips of the chaotic six man main event between DX and Owen/LOD 2000. The Tag Title match for Unforgiven is hyped, as well as the rumors of a possible Triple H/Owen rematch taking place.
    D-Generation-X makes their way out after the break to another big pop, which has JR so confused since they're immature and ignorant. They do their normal intro schtick before they get right into the dick jokes! They talk about Unforgiven, and how last week was one thing, but there's no way the DX Army is leaving Unforgiven WITHOUT the Tag Titles still around the waists of the Outlaws. And as for Triple H, he's already heard the rumors that he's going to be facing Owen Hart YET AGAIN, because apparently that little nugget is a glutton for punishment and just can't get enough. So if Owen wants this title, if Owen wants himself some of Triple H, then he's gotta earn it, and he's gotta earn it RIGHT NOW!

    Owen Hart makes his way out to the stage looking angry and annoyed, with a mic in hand. He says he's sick of jumping through hoops for this company just to get screwed over. He's tired of D-Generation-X, and most importantly, he's sick of Triple H. But considering the state that this company is in, he guesses HE has to be the "bad guy" here and go after this sophmoric idiot one more time. Triple H tells him to calm down before he REALLY flushes him down to Atlanta to rot away with the rest of his family. He says that he'll give Owen Hart his match at Unforgiven for the European Title. And just to show that he's not such a bad guy, he'll even give Owen Hart the opportunity to come up with any stipulation he wants for the match! All he's gotta do is come on out here and beat a member of DX in a one on one match. Owen seems intrigued and bites on the offer, asking who's going to step up. DX huddles up and teases having a serious conversation, and after a few moments, Bad Ass Billy Gunn steps up to the challenge!

    2. Owen Hart def. Bad Ass Billy Gunn with a Spinning Heel Kick in 7:03. Owen is totally distracted by all of DX at ringside, and JR notes that this is nothing more than a pending 5 on 1 attack. Gunn controls the match because of this, with DX distracting the ref, fucking with Owen, etc. Having seen enough -- HERE COMES THE LOD2000! They stand around at ringside to neutralize the DX involvement. Owen starts going on a comeback run with a bunch of kicks and he gets Billy with a Northern Lights Suplex going for a pin, but Road Dogg pulls the ref's leg and gets warned. LOD rushes over and attacks DX and they start brawling. X-Pac rushes into the ring and goes to nail Owen Hart with the European Title, but Owen low bridges Pac out of the ring! Gunn rushes over to try and hit Owen with the Rocker Dropper, but Owen shoves him away AND HE HITS A SPINNING HEEL KICK! HE GRABS THE LEG AND BLATANTLY GETS A HANDFUL OF TIGHTS! ONE! TWO! THREE! OWEN GETS THE WIN!

    Post-match, Owen slides out and escapes to the stage, and DX is furious. The LOD leave as well, having gotten their point across. Owen picks up the mic on the stage from earlier and says he doesn't need anytime to think, he knows exactly what to do and exactly how to do it. He's going to finish the job he started on Triple H's leg at WrestleMania, because at Unforgiven, THEY'LL BE SQUARING OFF IN A SUBMISSION MATCH! Triple H is fuming mad and Owen celebrates to the back, not really bothering to thank LOD, who briefly seem kind of annoyed at that, but shake it off to go back to talking shit to the Outlaws.

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    EARLIER TONIGHT: We see bits and pieces of what JR is referring to as the "blasphemous" confrontation between Dude Love and Vince McMahon, as well as JR spouting off that this is clearly a scheme to screw Steve Austin out of the WWF Title with a guy in Mick Foley, or Dude Love, who was willing to be McMahon's corporate puppet. He says that Mick Foley is more than deserving of a chance to win the WWF Title, but not this way, he's better than this.
    THE GLASS SHATTERS AND OUT MARCHES STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN, AND GOD DAMN IS HE PISSED OFF. Austin grabs a mic and starts figuratively frothing at the mouth. He says last week, all he wanted to do was come out here and find out who his opponent was at the PPV, and McMahon told him he didn't know yet, that he was still considering it. He knew McMahon was lying then, he called his ass out on it, and it doesn't matter because he's been nothing but lied to by that son of a bitch since day one. So then, all he wanted to do was defend his WWF Title against Vince McMahon and kick his ass, and low and behold, that psychadelic son of a bitch shows up out of nowhere and gets him some of Stone Cold Steve Austin, ruining the whole damn match. Now, Stone Cold's no rocket scientist, but you ain't gotta be no rocket scientist to realize that there's a conspiracy going on here between Vince McMahon and Dude Love, and there has been one for weeks now. Mick Foley stuck his nose up the corporate ass of the WWF, and he's sold his soul to try and get himself this title, when all he had to do was come up to Stone Cold and say "Hey Stone Cold, how about a title shot?" "Sure thing you sorry son of a bitch" and that would've been the end of it. But now, Mick Foley, Dude Love, whatever the Hell, he's just signed his death warrant. He could care less about this BS match Vince wants to book Dude in tonight, and Unforgiven is too damn far away -- BEFORE THIS NIGHT IS OVER, HE IS KICKING DUDE LOVE *AND* VINCE MCMAHON'S ASS! That's all he's got to say about that because he's got some ass to kick tonight, AND THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE, 'CAUSE STONE COLD SAID SO!

    RAW is WAR, LAST WEEK: We see highlights of the gruesome parking lot attack on Faarooq, courtesy of the Nation of Domination.
    Faarooq makes his way out from the back in a pair of jeans, his chest & shoulder taped up, as well as bruises and cuts across his face, all a result of last week's attack. He grabs a mic and talks about the attack last week, and says how the thing that stuck with him more than the injuries and scars is the fact that The Rock had the audacity to strip him of the rights to the name "Faarooq", taking away the thing that made him who he is, or at least, so he thought. Because as he laid in a hospital bed those next couple of days, he started to remember just who the Hell he was. He was successful long before he started wearing the militant gear, talking about racial pride and doing things the "wrong way". He was an All-American lineman at Florida State, one of the greatest of all time! He was drafted into the National Football League! He's a former World's Champion, and he was running this place back when The Rock was popping pimples in the back of the class room. He is the All American Ron Simmons, and he's got two missions in front of him: kick the Rock's ass at Unforgiven for the Intercontinental Title, and kick the rest of the Nation's ass TONIGHT to make sure it's a fair fight this Sunday, so the Nation needs to get their asses out here NOW!

    Within moments, the Nation makes their way out sans The Rock, and Mark Henry has the mic. He notes that The Rock isn't here tonight, but it ain't because he's scared of Faarooq. Nah, he's more than confident in what he's got in store for Faarooq this Sunday, but the champ took a much deserved vacation to the Carribean. And while he's on vacation, he's allowed the rest of them the opportunity to be the one to take him out before this Sunday. So, if he's ready, they're all about to STEP TO RON. Mark, D'Lo & Kama start to make their way down, but Simmons stops them and says that he figured something like this was coming, especially since The Rock is too chicken[CENSORED] to show up and face him. But what he did to ensure he DOES make it to this Sunday is get some back-up of his own -- AND FROM BEHIND, KEN SHAMROCK & STEVE BLACKMAN RUN OUT TO ATTACK THE NATION TO THER RING! Simmons gets out and all six men start brawling on the floor. Sgt. Slaughter comes rushing out with a bunch of officials and he gets the situation in order. He grabs a microphone and says if they're going to do this, they're going to do this in the ring, and he calls for a referee to get out here and start the match! ANOTHER IMPROMPTU MATCH BAH GAWD! AND IT'S NEXT!

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    3. Ron Simmons, Ken Shamrock & Steve Blackman def. The Nation [Kama/D'Lo/Henry] in 8:49. Henry gets a chance to rough up Shamrock's midsection and back some more headed into the PPV. Nice build up to a hot tag for the babyfaces. Blackman gets a chance to shine, too, of course. Shamrock finally makes the hot tag to Ron Simmons, and he starts to clear house AND HE BREAKS OUT THE THREE POINT STANCE TACKLES! FUCK YES! The Nation starts to gang up on him blatantly, but Shamrock & Blackman rush in and take Kama out, and then double team Henry to the floor. D'Lo tries to score a huge upset over Simmons by sending him to the ropes, assumingly, for a Sky High, but Simmons runs past, D'Lo hits the ropes, and when they meet, SIMMONS GETS THE POWERSLAM! ONE! TWO! THREE!

    Post-match, Shamrock & Blackman grab chairs and start swinging them at Kama & Mark Henry, and they pull D'Lo out of the ring and drag him to the back. And just to add insult to injury, Simmons, Blackman & Shamrock stand side by side, and they throw up the fist!

    Backstage, Michael Cole is standing by at the interview set with Vince McMahon, who is all smiles. Cole starts off by asking about these rumored "conspiracy theories" going on and how Vince answers these allegations. Vince says he would suggest that Mr. Austin has been watching too many Oliver Stone movies and he doesn't want to dignify that with a response. Cole asks about Austin's threat to get him tonight. Vince says he was ready for him last week, and he'll be ready for him this week. Cole closes by asking the Chairman who Dude Love's opponent will be, and Vince assures him it will be one of the toughest challenges Dude Love has ever had, and he can't be sure Dude Love will even make it to Unforgiven after this match, so this so-called conspiracy Mr. Austin is worried about? Well, he can probably rest his head after tonight's match.

    4. TAKA Michinoku [c] def. Aguila to retain the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship with the Michinoku Driver in 6:31. Decent sprint for a few minutes. Aguila misses on a corkscrew moonsault, and TAKA rushes under him and up the corner, and comes back on Aguila with a Moonsault of his own. He lifts him up and plants him with the Michinoku Driver to get the win.

    Post-match, TAKA is celebrating and Jerry Lawler says that he hates to do this, but it's his job and he's being forced to do it. He grabs a mic and enters the ring, and he attempts to interview TAKA about another big win. There's obviously the language barrier there, but TAKA is too happy to care. BOOM! From behind, those Japanese wrestlers, now named "Kai En Tai" hit the ring from the crowd again and lay TAKA out! They dogpile on top of him before going up top to separate corners -- THREE POST MASSACRE ONTO THE CHAMPION! Here comes security, and "Kai En Tai" bolt through the crowd, and security chases after them!

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    In a pre-tape, we're in a bathroom where a steamy shower is taking place. The water shuts off, and from behind the glass door, Val Venis pops his head out. "HELLO, LADIES". Val puts on a towel, thankfully, and says there's nothing like a hot shower after a hard day's night. When Val Venis penetrates the WWF, there will be no stopping him. Then, two women step out of the shower and put towels on, before rubbing up on Val again. Val urges them, as well as the rest of the ladies watching the WWF to get their rest now, because Val Venis is coming soon. Ugh.


    VAL VENIS COMES IN TWO WEEKS!
    Dude Love makes his way out, and JR goes on a diatribe about how Mick Foley has sold out. Vince McMahon makes his way out next with Patterson & Brisco, and he's got a mic. He says that Dude wanted a chance to prove himself, so he's going to get it here tonight. He wants to fight Austin at Unforgiven, then he's going to have to get past his handpicked opponent -- TOMMY DREAMER. JR groans a bit at this, and Lawler asks if he's doubting Tommy Dreamer. JR says that Dreamer is more than a formidable opponent, but he knows that the fix is in, and this isn't about Tommy Dreamer, this is all a covert message being sent to Austin. Vince makes his way around to commentary and joins his old partners at the commentation station!

    5. Dude Love def. Tommy Dreamer with an Abdominal Stretch in 5:18. Dude attempts to chain wrestle and get Tommy to go move for move with him, but Tommy says to Hell with that after a minute or so and just starts fighting Dude. Vince puts on his best commentary voice and talks about the implications this match has for this Sunday, maybe even if he wins, Tommy Dreamer will be the one to face Steve Austin! Dude calms down Dreamer's onslaught and gets him with a corner attack. He goes back to working his chain wrestling, and after a few reversals, he manages to twist Dreamer into an abdominal stretch. Vince screams and puts over the FIERCE nature of the move that Dude is applying to Tommy Dreamer, and JR has no idea what Vince is talking about. Suddenly -- THE BELL RINGS?!

    Post-match, there's an air of confusion and Vince isn't sure what's going on, but JR says to give him a break. JR says this reeks of the incident that occured in Montreal, and Vince proclaims his innocence, saying that the vitriolic nature of that deadly submission that Dude Love just had on Tommy Dreamer was too much for the so-called "Innovator of Violence", and he was forced to submit! The ref comes over to confront the time keeper, who's sweating bullets, and the camera picks up Vince nodding at Patterson & Brisco to "take care of this", and they rush over and start bullying the referee, making him back off, and telling him that the decision is final!

    Tommy Dreamer gets out of the ring as Dude is celebrating back in the ring, and he confronts McMahon and the Stooges. Vince continues to play commentator instead of owner, playing dumb to the obvious set-up going on. And as Dreamer argues his point, Dude Love comes out and attacks him from behind, laying him out on the floor. Vince does his over the top selling of Dude's attack, and slyly makes the Austin/Dude title match official. SPEAKING OF, THE GLASS SHATTERS, AND OUT MARCHES AUSTIN! Austin runs right around the ring, and Dude turns just in time to get nailed by Austin with a slew of punches. Austin doesn't let up, and he grabs Dude by the back of the head and sends him FLYING into the steel steps -- AND HE IMMEDIATELY TURNS AND DIVES ACROSS THE TABLE TOWARDS VINCE, JUST NARROWLY MISSING HIM! Patterson & Brisco rush over and pull Austin off the announcer's table, forcefully dragging him back into the ring, AND THEY START TRYING TO APPLY HOLDS LIKE IT'S 1981! BUT AUSTIN STARTS FIGHTING BACK!

    Austin gets caught up in attacking the Stooges, and it allows Dude Love a chance to slide in from behind and NAIL Austin with a steel chair to the back. Dude puts the boots to Austin and softens him up for this Sunday, and the Stooges stumble out of the ring and go right over to Mr. McMahon, escorting him to the back. Vince keeps peering through the ropes as he walks away, and once he sees that Dude has Austin fully subdued -- VINCE STARTS ACTING LIKE HE'S GOING TO GO IN AFTER AUSTIN, LOOKING FOR A FIGHT! The Stooges "hold back" Vince, and he yells that he wants to get a piece of Austin! JR yells that Vince McMahon is full of it, everything since last week has been nothing but a set-up, and he wonders out loud if this Sunday, WILL VINCE MCMAHON SCREW STONE COLD OUT OF THE WWF TITLE?! Dude Love continues the beatdown on Austin as RAW comes to a close!




    WWF IN YOUR HOUSE 21: UNFORGIVEN (4/26) CARD:

    WWF WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
    Stone Cold Steve Austin [c] Vs. Dude Love

    INFERNO MATCH
    The Undertaker Vs. Kane

    WWF INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP
    The Rock [c] Vs. Ron Simmons

    WWF EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
    Submission Match
    Triple H [c] Vs. Owen Hart

    WWF WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
    New Age Outlaws [c] Vs. Legion of Doom 2000

    Ken Shamrock Vs. Mark Henry

    VACANT NWA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
    Rock 'n' Roll Express Vs. The New Midnight Express

    Big Van Vader Vs. Jeff Jarrett

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    WWF World Heavyweight Champion: Steve Austin (Since 3/29/1998)
    WWF Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (Since 12/8/1997)
    WWF European Champion: Triple H (Since 3/29/1998)
    WWF World Tag Team Champions: New Age Outlaws (Since 3/30/1998)
    WWF Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (Since 3/29/1998)



    WWF Free For All
    April 26th, 1998
    Greensboro, NC


    Before the next match, it was noted that Bradshaw would be missing at least a month of action, if not more, after a partially strained rotator cuff at the hands of Dan Severn, and of course, Barry Windham.

    1. Barry Windham def. Tommy Dreamer with the Running Lariat in 5:09. Scorpio & Severn were both at ringside. Scorpio blatantly stopped Windham from cheating, and that drew the ire of Severn, who locked eyes with Scorpio and never looked away. Scorpio eventually went over to confront Severn, and Tommy tried to stop him, leading to him turning and getting nailed with the Running Lariat for a Windham victory.

    Post-match, Scorpio goes to get in and help Dreamer, BUT SEVERN REACHES UP AND TRAPS SCORPIO IN THE BEGINNING OF THE BEAST CHOKER SET-UP ON THE APRON, DRAGGING HIM BACK DOWN TO THE GROUND! Windham goes out to help pull Scorpio off the ropes, as he hangs on for dear life. But Tommy rushes back up, grabs a steel chair and he takes a swing at Windham, who bails. He goes to threaten Severn with a hit, but Severn just stares at him and DARES him to do such a thing. Tommy lets the chair rest by his side but warns Severn to leave or else. Severn just slowly backs away, stoically looking at Dreamer, who's now standing above a nearly injured 2 Cold Scorpio!

    2. TAKA Michinoku & Los Fabulosos def. Kai En Tai via DQ in 4:27. Good match that saw TAKA getting most of the beatdown to build up to a hot tag. Los Fabulosos cleared house just enough and TAKA got the tag back in. He went to set up a Moonsault onto Dick Togo, but as TAKA got back up to his feet, a smaller man in a suit with a traditional Japanese kabuki mask on rushes up the steel steps with a weapon AND HE BLASTS TAKA IN THE HEAD FOR THE DQ!

    Post-match, the man in the mask starts barking orders, and Kai En Tai are right back up to take out Los Fabulosos and send them to the floor. They go back to beating down on TAKA, lifting him up high by his arms and legs, throwing him into the air and slamming him back down to the mat hard! AND FOR THE SECOND TIME IN SEVEN DAYS, KAI EN TAI HITS A THREE POST MASSACRE ONTO TAKA MICHINOKU! WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS? AND WHO IS THIS NEW MAN WITH THEM?!



    WWF PRESENTS: IN YOUR HOUSE 21 - UNFORGIVEN
    SUNDAY, APRIL 26TH, 1998
    GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA

    A video package set to "Master of Puppets" - Metallica airs to start the show. In the package, we see the highlights of the growing tension between WWF Champion Steve Austin and WWF Chairman Steve Austin, dating back to the first Stunner in September '97. We also see Mick Foley apparently quitting over what can only now be labeled as jealous over the fans reaction towards Steve Austin, leading to Dude to accept the "corporate image of what a champion should be" Vince originally offered to Stone Cold. To make matters worse, the fix is clearly in as proven on the last episode of RAW. Will tonight be reminiscent of Montreal? Will Vince McMahon screw Steve Austin out of the WWF Championship and the WWF?!
    Match #1: Jeff Jarrett vs. Big Van Vader
    Jarrett immediately goes into a tie-up that Vader shoves him right back out of. Parker tries to get up on the apron immediately, but Vader scurries him away. Jarrett bravely goes for a second tie-up attempt, and while they get some movement this time, the same end result is Vader shoving Jarrett away. Jarrett hilariously then transitions into attempting a feat of strength spot, and Vader oversells the fright before giving right in and twisting Jarrett's hands and wrists upwards, inflicting great pain. Having him restrained, Vader starts lighting Jarrett up with headbutts, getting him into the corner. Vader starts sending Jarrett to and from, across the ring and back, squashing him in the corners and taking time to step back and light him up with body punches. He pulls Jarrett out hard and takes him down with a short arm clothesline, and Vader actually begins laughing at how easy this is so far. Colonel Parker gets up on the apron as Vader was climbing up for the Vader Bomb, and the ref disposes of Parker. But it was just enough of a distraction that Jarrett's able to get up and grab Vader by his arm and shoulder and slam him down hard on the mat! Jarrett goes to work on a downed Vader quickly, going right after the left knee with some twists, pulling and stretching. He hits a series of scissor stomps and follows that up with a leg grapevine. Vader's finally able to roll himself up to the other side of his body so he can reach up and start punching away at Jarrett, finally getting him to break the hold. Vader is really slow to get up as Jarrett starts throwing kicks and punches that Vader absorbs, so Jarrett hits the ropes from behind and comes back at him with a basement dropkick right to the bad left knee! Vader crumbles down to one knee, and Jarrett traps him in a side headlock, trying to work that over. Big tease spot to really get the crowd into things, and after a bunch of teasing, Vader's able to get back to his feet, AND HE LIFTS JARRETT UP WITH A BIG BACK BODY DROP! Both men are down, between Jarrett's exhaustion and Vader's tweaked knee. Jarrett gets all the way up first and charges towards Vader, but Vader back drps Jarrett over the top! Lucky for him, he grabbed the top rope as it was done and is able to land on his feet on the apron. He grabs Vader, twists him around, AND HITS A NECKBREAKER ACROSS THE TOP ROPE, JESUS! Vader goes flying right into the fetal position as Jarrett slides to his ass on the apron, smiling at what he did. With Vader incompacitated, Jarrett reaches in and grabs Vader's legs, sliding him into the post area, and SLAMMING the left leg across the post, just absolutely wrapping it around. Jarrett goes for something crazy, attempting a Ringpost Figure Four, but as JR points out, no way that's happening with the size of Vader's legs. All the attempts lead to Vader having a chance to pull Jarrett in with his own legs and start SLAMMING HIM INTO THE STEEL POST FACE FIRST! Jarrett stumbles back and Parker goes to check on him. Vader reaches out to grab at Jarrett, but Parker swats him away and goes to take Jarrett to the back. But Vader's right out after them. Parker sees this, turns and goes to swing on Vader, but VADER LEVELS PARKER WITH A CLOTHESLINE! Vader goes back after Jarrett into the ring, and Jarrett tries throwing some kicks and punches, but Vader starts going into no-sell mode and taking Jarrett down with everything he throws at him. Huge powerslam and sidewalk slam connects! He seals it off with a series of quick elbow drops and he teases a cover, but nah, not yet. King yells that was the perfect chance, and JR says that Vader clearly has an idea of what he wants to do.Vader goes to drag Jarrett over to the corner to set-up a Vaderbomb. On the outside, Colonel Parker grabs Jarrett's guitar and places it up against the corner of the ring, and he crouches down. Just as Vader plays to the crowd and starts to climb up to the second rope, Parker gets back on the apron and starts yelling at the ref. Parker has a watchful eye, and as soon as it was safe -- EL KABONG~ JARRETT PULLED THE GUITAR IN, GOT UP, AND NAILED AN UNSUSPECTING VADER IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH THE GUITAR AS HE WAS ON THE SECOND ROPE! Vader's frozen there in pain, and Jarrett kicks out the debris quickly. He gets under Vader and from the second rope, BIG BACK BODY DROP! JARRETT TURNS AND HE GRABS THE LEG, SETTING UP THE FIGURE FOUR! But before he can step through, Vader uses his other leg to shove Jarrett off -- BUT JARRETT JUST HITS THE ROPES, COMES BACK AND JACKNIFES VADER'S LEGS, AND HE GETS HIS OWN LEGS ON THE ROPES OUT OF THE REF'S SIGHT, ONE! TWO! THREE! JARRETT'S GONNA STEAL IT!
    Winner: Jeff Jarrett (8:26)

    Post-match, Jarrett immediately escapes and meets up with Parker on the rampway as they celebrate. JR calls that another in a long line of massive wins in Jeff Jarrett's WWF Career, that's another former WWF Champion he just pinned in that ring. Vader gets up and doesn't even bother arguing with the ref, he just looks despondent. He clears the guitar wreckage off of him and throws it to the side. He rips off his gloves, his elbow pads and mask, and he shakes his head as he takes the long, lonely road to the backstage area.

    Much to the surprise of everybody, the glass shatters and hey, the WWF Champion Stone Cold Steve Austin comes marches down the aisleway! He doesn't even go into the ring, instead, going right over to the ringside area, grabbing the time keeper by the shirt and throwing him into the ring! JR notes that the time keeper, who was just following orders from the Stooges, be that as it may, he was the one that rang the bell on Monday Night. He asks him if Vince told him to ring the bell last week in the Dude Love vs. Tommy Dreamer match, and the poor guy says he rang the bell when he was told to by Patterson & Brisco. He says if Vince McMahon screws him tonight for that title, after he finishes beating Vince's ass up and down EVERY single one of these aisles, then he'll drag the time keeper's carcass up each and every one of those aisles and do the same to him. He says if he doesn't ring the bell when Vince tells him to, he might get fired, but he can find another job. But if he don't fire him and he helps screw over Steve Austin, it'll be hard to find another life, because he'll beat his ass so bad he'll be on a breathing tube. He's got a tough decision, so he can take his scruffy ass back and sit in his chair, and he tells him to think about that all night. Austin says he doens't mind if Dude Love is good enough to beat him and beats his ass, that's all part of the game, son. But if he gets screwed by he and Vince McMahon, Dude Love and Vince both get their ass whipped. And that's the bottom line, cause Stone Cold said so! AUSTIN IS READY FOR ANYTHING, AND A SCREWJOB COULD BE LOOMING!

    A video package airs highlighting the now 8 month long rivalry between Owen Hart and D-Generation-X, including Owen seemingly "giving up" in a sense of not playing by the rules anymore and becoming disgusted with what DX has done to a "once great company". We're reminded this is a Submission Match tonight, and while Owen knows hundreds of submissions, they have never seen Triple H do anything more than a Sleeper Hold.
    D-Generation-X starts to make their way out in a whole for the match. JR notes that X-Pac is not with them, he hasn't been seen all day, conspicuous by his absence. But within moments, Slaughter and his security team rush out and force Chyna and the Outlaws to the back, because this is going down the right way!

    Match #2: Triple H [c] vs. Owen Hart [WWF European Championship] [Submission Match]
    Owen goes right after Triple H's knee and manages to get him to the mat early after catching him off guard. He pummels at Hunter's bad leg that has a point of weakness for him since Christmas time. He puts it up on the ropes and hits a series of scissor stomps before slamming it down across the mat. He quickly drags him into the corner from the outside and starts wrapping his leg around the post, AND OWEN LOCKS IN THE RINGPOST FIGURE FOUR! The referee starts scolding Owen, telling him to get back into the ring, and even threatening to DQ him. But not wanting to see the match end like that, the ref takes it upon himself to go to the floor and untangle their legs. Owen gets up and shoves the referee, AND THE REF SHOVES BACK, WARNING OWEN NOT TO GET OUT OF LINE! JR says this is a side of Owen Hart we have never seen before, filled with a vitriolic hate for Triple H. Owen goes at the leg for a while back in the ring, using his own body to slam into Hunter's knee and locking in a series of stretches to continue to further the injury, but JR notes that Owen has yet to attempt an actual submission, choosing rather to attempt to permanently injure Triple H. Owen puts Triple H's leg up on the middle rope in the corner and takes a stiff kick at it, but the ref backs him off, and they again get into an argument. He goes back to charge at Helmsley, but Triple H gets a shot to the midsection. Limping one leg, he works over Owen a bit with a brief assault before slamming him around. Working in a panic, he goes for a pin attempt at one point and the ref has to correct him, and this gives Owen a chance to recover, block a kick and him with a leg whip and go seamlessly into a Single Leg Boston Crab, and Hunter is trapped! Owen has the hold locked in and the ref keeps checking on Hunter, but he won't give up as he slowly crawls. Owen keeps pulling back on the hold, but again as JR points out, he spends more time focusing on injury rather than winning, and Helmsley's able to use his leverage when Owen stands to bend back, and he reaches out quick for the bottom rope to break the hold! But Owen keeps the hold on, until AGAIN the referee has to physically get involved and pull Owen off the hold. Owen's had enough, AND HE LEVELS THE REFEREE WITH A SHOVE TO THE MAT, AND THE REF IS OUT! JR yells that this has gone on too far, Owen Hart has lost it, his hatred for DX and for Triple H has put him over the edge after these past 6 months. Owen goes to the outside, grabs a steel chair, and slides into the ring. He wraps Hunter's leg inside of the chair and goes up to the middle rope, AND HE DIVES BACK OFF WITH A DOUBLE STOMP ONTO THE CHAIR! Hunter lets out a scream of agony, and Owen tosses the chair away, grabs Hunter's legs and he has him locked in the Sharpshooter. And with no other choice, Triple H taps out! BUT THERE'S NO REF, HE'S STILL KNOCKED OUT FROM OWEN'S PUSH! Owen has to break the hold to go over and check on the referee, trying to get him back up, and Hunter can barely move, trying to pull himself back up. Owen gets frustrated trying to get the referee back up, nudging at him with his foot, but still nothing. AND SUDDENLY, X-PAC COMES FROM UNDER THE RING, HE'S BEEN HERE THE WHOLE TIME! He checks on Triple H, and Triple H gives him a marching order, and Pac follows it! X-Pac rushes over and grabs a steel chair, slides into the ring and whistles for Owen. Owen turns quick, Pac tosses the chair to Owen who catches it, AND PAC HEEL KICKS THE CHAIR INTO OWEN'S FACE, AND HE GOES DOWN HARD! Owen is OUT! Pac slides to the outside and starts nudging the referee really hard, before crouching back down behind the ring. Triple H gets back up quick as the ref is only stirring around, and he grabs Owen Hart AND HE HITS A PEDIGREE ONTO THE CHAIR! If he wasn't knocked out before, he really is now! Hunter turns Owen over, still limping around -- and to add insult to injury, HUNTER LOCKS THE SHARPSHOOTER ON OWEN! The crowd actually cheers, and JR is still baffled by the crowd's positive reaction towards DX as of late. The ref is finally back up, and Hunter starts screaming to ask him. The ref tries to communicate with Owen, but there's no response. So he goes to the arm, lifts it up, and it drops right back down -- Owen is out, and Hunter gets the win! Just to clarify, the ref speaks to the ring announcer who says as a result of Owen Hart being unconcious, the winner of the match and STILL European Champion, Triple H! JR says the ref has no idea what happened, all he thinks is that Owen Hart must've passed out from the pain of the Sharpshooter.
    Winner: ...and STILL WWF European Champion, Triple H (10:26)

    Post-match, after a couple of replays, including X-Pac's interference, we see DX celebrate to the back, and Owen Hart is slow to get back up in the ring after being knocked out. He starts kicking the bottom rope repeatedly, seemingly more frustrated than he has been in quite some time. Kevin Kelly comes into the ring to talk to Owen about what his mindset is after that loss, and Owen immediately calls him a stupid idiot for asking that, because what do you THINK his mindset is right now?! The WWF has become a cespool for filth, sex, drugs, foul language and less than desirable characters to be around, it is NOT the company he signed up to work for almost a decade ago. Who knows, maybe DX isn't the problem, at least not the only problem. Maybe it goes higher up the food chain than just DX -- maybe he's got to start focusing his energy and his anger on who and what it belongs on so he can get this place back on track. This is god damned ridiculous, enough is enough -- and it's TIME for a change! Kelly tries to ask him another question, but Owen SHOVES HIM hard into the corner and gives him a look before sulking off to the back.

    Some photos and available footage airs to highlight the history, the best they can, of the NWA World Tag Team Championships. It's really put over how this will be the first MAJOR NWA Title to be defended in a WWF ring ever.
    At ringside in the front row, we see a couple of legendary NWA Tag Teams here to lend their support for this match, including Manny Fernandez & Thunderbolt Patterson, The Sheephearders/Bushwhackers, The Mulkeys and, hey, Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard, who both work backstage for the WWF!

    NWA President Dennis Coraluzzo is at ringside with the NWA World Tag Team Titles in a case at ringside, ready to be handed to the winners.

    Match #3: The New Midnight Express vs. The Rock 'n' Roll Express [Vacant NWA World Tag Team Championships]
    RNRX immediately go into 1985 mode and start bringing it to the New MX. JR talks about the classic RNRX/Original MX rivalry because this is his wet dream obviously, and also puts over how both Bob Holly and Bart Gunn are former WWF Tag Team Champions themselves, ironically, both with members of D-Generation-X. New MX are completely flustered as they still are trying to find themselves as a team, and RNRX clear them from the ring, and they go out to confer with Cornette. Match breaks down into a normal tag match, with the RNRX having their way with both members for a couple of minutes, even managing to fight off Cornette interference. Eventually, the strong hoss Bart Gunn is able to throw some of those left hands to get one over on Morton in the corner, and we continue to go into classic-mode as Morton gets the shit beat out of him and New MX have a decent heat drawing segment. Good arm work by New MX onto Gibson, and the selling is still top notch obviously. New MX start the blatant double time and go for a double back drop off of a ropes sequence, but Gibson manages to somersault out of it and roll to tag Gibson in! Gibson comes in like a house of fire and cleans house, and Cornette goes up to the apron to yell at the referee, BUT MORTON HITS HIM WITH A DROPKICK TO SEND HIM DOWN TO THE FLOOR! RNRX send Gunn to the ropes and they nail him with the Double Dropkick, and Morton goes to cover, but the ref yells he's not the legal man, and Holly comes up, grabs Morton and throws him through the ropes to the floor! Gibson attacks Holly from behind, but on the outside, DAN SEVERN GRABS MORTON AND THROWS HIM ACROSS THE RINGSIDE AREA WITH A BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX, JESUS CHRIST! Gibson's wonky eye catches this and he becomes distracted, AND HOLLY HITS HIM WITH DAT DROPKICK. Gunn is back up, grabs Gibson up, and Holly comes off the top with the Veg-O-Matic, Holly covers, and the New Midnight Express are your new NWA Tag Team Champions!
    Winners: ...and NEW NWA World Tag Team Champions, The New Midnight Express (7:12)

    Post-match, a big faux celebration is held as the NEW Midnight Express celebrate with the NWA World Tag Team Championships. RNRX are starting to show signs of life and seemingly would go to leave the ring, but the NWA hasn't finished making their point, and New MX, Dan Severn & Windham start beating down the RNRX! Thankfully, before the beat down can go any further, two concerned superstars in Tommy Dreamer and 2 Cold Scorpio come running out to try and come to the aid of the RNRX. A minute or so passes before they start getting beat down as well -- AND NOW HERE COMES LOD2000! Lawler yells that they need to stay out of this, they've got their own match to worry about. LOD hits the ring to save Tommy, Scorpio and RNRX, as the entire NWA contingent complete with Coraluzzo and Tommy Young, bail to the back, and the New MX hold up the NWA World Tag Team Titles.

    Another Val Venis vignette airs as he arrives on the set his latest video flick, entitled The Big Valbowski, in a convertable. When it comes to Venis Envy, every male is at the head of the class. Good things do NOT come in small packages, but he's sure her man has already proven that, and some lady pops up from underneath the seat. He asks if she found the keys yet and says to take another look, and she resumes...err, servicing Val and it cuts away as he groans.


    VAL VENIS COMES IN 8 DAYS!
    A brief recap airs of Mark Henry injuring Ken Shamrock at behest of the Rock, following Shamrock almost winning the IC Title at Mania. A victory, mind you, only over turned because of Shamrock's temper and unwillingness to follow any rules whatsoever.
    We're told that under special circumstance, Commissioner Slaughter has allowed Mark Henry to have D'Lo Brown in his corner, but The Rock, Kama and anyone else are barred from ringside. At the same time, Steve Blackman is accompanying Shamrock, who seems to care less who's in his corner, and Blackman's out there under the same circumstances as D'Lo.

    Match #4: Ken Shamrock vs. Mark Henry
    Shamrock & D'Lo almost go at it immediately, distracting everyone in the ring. Except for Mark Henry, however, who attacks Shamrock in the corner and works over that midsection and back. Good, long heat segment by Henry on the injuries Shamrock sustained against Henry just a few weeks ago, as Shamrock continues his quest to get just one more shot at the Rock. D'Lo & Blackman are finally separate on the floor. The ref sees Blackman going to grab his bag of weapons, so he stops and yells at him. D'Lo quickly slides in as Shamrock breaks free of a bearhug from Henry, and Shamrock walks RIGHT INTO the Sky High, and D'Lo rolls out. Mark covers, Blackman goes back after D'Lo, ONE, TWO, THRE-NO! KICK OUT! Mark gets up and takes a few steps back, bouncing off the ropes and coming back down with a HUGE splash! ONE! TWO! THRE-NO, NOT THIS TIME! Henry picks up Shamrock and tenderizes him a bit more before throwing him over his shoulder. He goes to set up a Running Powerslam, but Henry takes way too damn long, and Shamrock winds up sliding down from behind and rushing Henry into the corner! Shamrock somersaults backwards and gets to his feet, and when Henry turns, SHAMROCK LIGHTS HIM UP WITH KICKS! Not enough to get the big man down, and Henry blocks a high kick with a grab, and he goes for another bearhug. But Shamrock's pushing and pulling himself away, before popping out of Henry's grasps backwards -- AND HE USES HIS LEGS TO WRAP AROUND HENRY'S NECK, AND HE HITS A HURICANRANA! Henry wobbles right up to a seated position and tries to get up fully, but Shamrock goes back to destroying his life with dem kicks. Henry starts swatting backwards, and Shamrock lunges out of the way of a few of them, but on a perfectly placed one, SHAMROCK GRABS THE ARM AND TAKES HENRY DOWN! TRANSITION, FLOAT OVER, BOOM, ANKLELOCK CONNECTED! Henry's trapped and he's got nowhere to go, he's gonna tap?! He's gonna TAP?! NO! D'LO REACHES IN AND PULLS MARK'S ARM TO THE BOTTOM ROPE, DAMNIT! Steve Blackman rushes over to go after D'Lo, but D'Lo lets him tire himself out with the chase. Back in the ring, Mark Henry starts to make a big comeback, but Shamrock connects with JUST the right kick square in the jaw of Henry, and he teeters! FRANKENSTEINER BY SHAMROCK, AND HE ROLLS THROUGH, ANKLELOCK CONNECTED! On the outside, D'Lo goes to get back in, but Blackman stops him, so D'Lo low blows him with his feet and rams Blackman into the steel post! D'Lo goes to get up and hit the ring to break this up, BUT IT'S TOO LATE, AND MARK HENRY TAPS OUT! SHAMROCK MADE HENRY TAP OUT BAH GAWD!
    Winner: Ken Shamrock (6:20)

    Post-match, Shamrock's growth has started to become evident, as he breaks the Ankelock pretty quickly after the bell rings. He accepts his victory and he signals for the IC Title. D'Lo Brown sneaks into the ring and attacks Shamrock from behind, singling out his back and midsection. D'Lo goes up top to come down hard on D'Lo with the Lo Down, BUT BLACKMAN TAKES D'LO OUT IN MID-AIR WITH A BICYCLE PUMP KICK TO THE FACE! Henry limps out and pulls D'Lo out of the ring and Blackman stands over Shamrock as the Nation members retreat!

    An ad for WWF In Your House: Over the Edge (5/31) next month on PPV airs!

    Interrupting everything and forcing the show to come to a hault, Vince McMahon makes his way out flanked by the Commissioner and the Stooges. Huge boo's. Vince enters the ring a bit quicker than usual and takes the microphone. Vince says something catastrophic will occur tonight, and that can mean anything. Anything CAN happen in the WWF! He says there's some sort of a conspiracy theory out there that he's only here tonight to screw Steve Austin out of the WWF Championship tonight. He says the real reason he's here is that not that many years ago in Pinehurst, NC, his mother had the pleasure of giving birth to him here! He's a native North Carolinian and it's kind of nice to be back home! As far as this conspiracy theory though, is he going to screw Stone Cold out of the WWF Title? He says the very thought that he would screw Steve Austin out of the WWF Title is beneath his dignity and will not dignify that with a response. He says he will not be held responsible or accept any responsibility tonight during the Main Event outside of his normal duties as the Chairman of the WWF. He wouldn't mind having a front row seat, however, for what is sure to be an instant classic, and the fan in him wants to see that first hand! But again, he will take no part in or harbor no guilt tonight if some sort of paranoia gets the best of Steve Austin. He'll have no sympathy, because if one of these grandiose ideas from Mr. Austin's head does occur, he'll have no sympathy for Stone Cold SCREWING STONE COLD! Vince makes himself laugh diabolically at his obvious foreshadowing reference before heading to the back, and JR and the fans less comfortable than they were before!

    "Dead & Bloated" by Stone Temple Pilots hits up and we get a recap of the lengthy Outlaws/LOD feud dating back to shortly after Summerslam. This also includes the Outlaws beating the LOD badly and almost out of the WWF with DX's help. The LOD started to break down and fight each other after that, until of all people, Sunny brought them together and transformed them into LOD2000, who are out for vengeance and look to be unstoppable in their quest to regain the WWF Tag Team Titles.
    Match #5: The New Age Outlaws [c] vs. Legion of Doom 2000 [WWF World Tag Team Championships]
    LOD2000 stand tall off the bat, and the Outlaws are just running into them and falling back down, essentially. They bail to the floor with Chyna and try to come up with a gameplan, which hilariously, is them just running back in right at the LOD and again falling right back down, and the champions are clearly frustrated with newly envigorated LOD2000. Hawk starts off and works over Road Dogg, and LOD spend the first couple of minutes tearing him apart and cutting the ring in half. Gunn gets the tag and tries to jump right onto both guys, briefly getting an advantage when he knocks Hawk off the apron, and punches Animal into the opposite corner, where Road Dogg gets in for a blatant double team. Animal now gets isolated, with an angry Hawk constantly storming in to try and save his partner, only to draw the eye of the ref and allow for more double teaming by the Outlaws, giving them their usual advantage. Animal starts going into no-sell mode, powering out of both men's attacks. Gunn begs him off and pulls the referee in to try and stop Animal, and Chyna reaches in to pull at Hawk's leg from the outside. In one of the more STUPID decisions in recent memory, Sunny walks over and yells at Chyna, so Chyna goes after her and scares the shit out of her, and just as Animal was about to tag in Hawk, Hawk has been distracted and hops down to save Sunny and confront Chyna. I'm liking writing for Chyna a whole helluva lot more than I thought I ever would. Road Dogg comes over and starts mouthing off to Hawk, of course while standing behind Chyna. Hawk goes to get after him, but Chyna stands in his way, and he won't hit her for some odd reason. The ref calms the situation down and behind him, Animal takes Billy Gunn down with a big lariat and a gorilla press slam and has the clear 3 count cover, but the ref turns around too late, and Gunn kicks out at 2! Animal tags in Hawk, and they go to set up Gunn for the Doomsday Device, but Road Dogg rushes in to attack Animal, so Hawk dives off with a clothesline to take Road Dogg down! Dogg slides out and Chyna checks on him, but Hawk's had enough and he goes right at him, chasing him around the ring. Road Dogg goes to slide in, and Chyna steps in Hawk's way, and Hawk threatens to hit Chyna, which gets a big pop from the crowd -- BUT WAIT A MINUTE, FROM BEHIND, THE NEW MIDNIGHT EXPRESS ARE OUT, AND THEY ATTACK HAWK FROM BEHIND FOR THE DQ! PAYBACK FOR EARLIER ON!
    Winners: ...via DQ, LOD2000, as a result, STILL WWF World Tag Team Champions, The New Age Outlaws (12:13)

    Post-match, the Outlaws are beaten up badly but not enough to roll to the floor and grab the Tag Titles from Chyna, who helps them both up. The LOD are yelling at the ref, as is Sunny, and they're trying to figure out what's going on. The New MX look on from the entry way with their NWA World Tag Titles and the Outlaws pass them, and both teams stare at each other, especially Billy and Bart, before Chyna leads the Outlaws away. Back in the ring, the ref steps past the LOD and informs the ring announce that indeed, the LOD have WON the match via DQ, and as a result of the DQ, the Outlaws would retain the belts. Before the LOD could even explain what happened -- the New Midnight Express storm back into the ring and attack the LOD once more! They beat them down after they just got done an exhausting match, and even hit Hawk with the Veg-O-Matic. They then hit Animal with a Rocket Launcher! Sunny goes to leave, but Cornette backs her in to staying in the ring, and the New MX grab her and tease doing something to here -- BUT THE RNRX ARE BACK OUT, BEAT UP AS THEY ARE, AND THEY'RE HERE TO MAKE THE SAVE, YEAH! New MX toss Sunny into RNRX's arms and New MX bail out with their belts and to the back with Cornette. When the LOD get up and see RNRX holding Sunny and yelling, they're discombobulated enough to misconstrue the message, AND THE LOD2000 START ATTACKING THE RNRX BAH GAWD IT'S PANDIMONIUM!

    Backstage, Michael Cole stands by with the Intercontinental Champion, The Rock. Rock first points out the BS that went on in the Tag Team Match earlier, but regardless of a referee's decision, The Rock simply doesn't give a damn, Ken Shamrock gets no more shots. He can beat up everybody and their mother, and The Rock will still do nothing more than clear his Brahama Bull nose out in Shamrock's general direction. And since he's still up and walking tonight, then maybe it's up to the Rock to walk into RAW tomorrow night and make sure Shamrock doesn't walk out of anywhere for a long time. But onto the match tonight, Rock proudly points out that he has sent the rest of the Nation home. He urges Michael Cole and any other jabroni to check the entire stadium, they're gone. This is no threat to him, and it's certainly not a threat to his title. He already bitch slapped the name Faarooq out of him, and he walked right over top of him to grab the title of RULER of the Nation, tonight will be nothing more than a hop, skip and a jump towards a victory that sends the "All American Ron Simmons" to the Smackdown Hotel, and he assures Ron Simmons that once you enter the Smackdown Hotel, you can check out any time you'd like, but you will NEVER leave, if YA SMELL what the ROCK is cookin!

    FUCK YEAH RON SIMMONS COMES OUT IN HIS OLD GEAR AND TO HIS OLD MUSIC THAT WWF SOMEHOW PURCHASED FROM WCW BACK IN 1993! The Rock makes his way out with the belt and his usual swagger, but Simmons catches him off guard by rushing out and attacking him in the aisleway!

    Match #6: The Rock [c] vs. Ron Simmons [WWF Intercontinental Championship]
    It is on right from the start, as Simmons lifts Rock back up by the head and just starts throwing him repeatedly into the guard rail in the aisleway! He lifts him up again and he hits him with a snap suplex right back down to the floor, and The Rock already looks hurt! But Simmons is relentless, grabbing Rock and dragging him back to the ring, smashing his face on the steel post, and then again on the guard rail around ringside, and then over to the commentary area. He smashes Rock's face off of the Spanish Announce Table, and the ref tries calming Simmons down, but he'll hear none of it. Rock tries to get one over for himself as he turns and charges at Simmons, BUT SIMMONS GETS HIM WITH A SPINEBUSTER ONTO THE FLOOR, GOOD LORD! Simmons goes back to clearing off the spanish announce table, and he picks up Rock and throws him across it, sending him tumbling right into the spanish commentary team! He goes around and drags The Rock back onto the table, and he goes up with him, AND HE'S GOING TO PILEDRIVER ROCK THROUGH THE TABLE! The ref pulls on Simmons' leg to stop this madness, and that brief distraction is enough for The Rock to stand up straight, AND HE GRABS SIMMONS AND HE PLANTS HIM WITH A ROCK BOTTOM DOWN THROUGH THE TABLE, GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY! After a few replays, the Rock is just barely able to stumble up and make it to the ring, but he's worse for wear than Ron Simmons is at this point. The ref checks on Simmons, and he starts to get back up, and now the Rock has his second wind and he goes back out after Simmons, stomping on him a bit before picking him up and tossing him into the steel steps. He picks his opponent up and sends him back into the ring. Rock immediately goes after him with a ropes sequence and Simmons tries to counter, BUT ROCK GETS HIM WITH A TORNADO DDT AND A COVER, ONE! TWO! THR-SIMMONS GETS THE ARM UP! Rock tries to wear Simmons down with some rest holds so he can put this away easier, and Simmons starts to hulk up and begin throwing back elbows as he works his way up to his knees and then his feet. He gets Rock to the ropes and sends him for the ride, and on the way back, SIMMONS GETS HIM WITH THE POWERSLAM! HE HAS THE COVER, ONE! TWO! THRE-ROCK GETS HIS LEG ON THE ROPE! Simmons is frustrated and he lifts Rock back up, whipping him into the corner and charging right back after him with a big corner splash. He sends him across the other way, and he follows up with another big splash! Rock stumbles out of the corner, and Simmons heads into the previous corner, AND HE CONNECTS WITH THE THREE POINT STANCE! Rock slowly gets back up, AND SIMMONS GETS ANOTHER THREE POINT STANCE! He goes for the three-peat as Rock is even slower to pull himself up this time, but he turns and Simmons charges at him with another Three Point Stance -- BUT ROCK MOVES JUST IN TIME, AND SIMMONS GOES HEAD FIRST INTO THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE! He stumbles backwards, almost losing his balance, but as a last ditch effort, THE ROCK TURNS AND PLANTS SIMMONS WITH A ROCK BOTTOM! He drops down and covers the leg, ONE! TWO! THRE-NO! NO! NO! Rock can't believe it and he may be all out of options here. Rock stumbles around getting up, and Simmons rolls back to his feet slowly. He stumbles at the Rock, and Rock plants Simmons with a Spinebuster of his own, AND HE SETS UP THE PEOPLE'S ELBOW! He does the schtick, hits the ropes, but on the second go around, SIMMONS IS BACK UP AND CATCHES HIM FOR ANOTHER SPINEBUSTER! But Rock gets himself up high enough that he can angle himself to the side and get behind Simmons, he spins him around, THIRD ROCK BOTTOM CONNECTS! ONE! TWO! THREE! ROCK RETAINS!
    Winner: ...and STILL WWF Intercontinental Champion, The Rock (14:32)

    Post-match, The Rock has to LITERALLY be helped up to his feet by the referee and a nearby stage hand, and he's dragging his feet behind him, almost looking like he's crippled, and JR notes that he's not ruling that out after the beating he just took from Ron Simmons. And he's not in the camp of supporting alot of what The Rock does, but that was one gutsy performance and when it came down to it, he got that win cleanly by himself, and that's commendable. Rock's helped to the back for the third of four PPVs in a row as the ref checks on Ron Simmons now.

    A package airs on the events that have occured since the end of WrestleMania til this past Monday on RAW between The Undertaker and Kane. Even after suffering the narrow defeat at WrestleMania, has Kane now proven himself to be more powerful and more in tune with the darkside than his brother? Then we see some shots of the device for the Inferno Match being placed on the ring, and explanation of how the match works. Nobody in, nobody out, and the only way to win is by setting your opponent on fire!

    Match #7: The Undertaker vs. Kane [Inferno Match]
    Necesarry evil, but yeah, I'm not writing this. Too restrictive. Go ahead and watch if you'd like: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x17...no-match_sport Simple ending: Undertaker sets Kane on fire. Also, ignore Vader's involvement here.
    Winner: The Undertaker (16:02)


    The same hype video from the top of the PPV airs to give some last second build to the big time Main Event!

    Match #8: Stone Cold Steve Austin [c] vs. Dude Love [WWF World Heavyweight Championship]
    Before the bell and during Austin's posing, Dude Love rushes and attacks Austin and starts beating him down in the corner. He rips at his vest and wraps it around Austin's throat, choking him, before the ref manages to get hit away from him. Dude whips Austin across the ring and goes to follow up with a big side elbow, but Austin moves and Dude crashes hard in to the turnbuckles. Austin spins him around and starts stomping a mudhole in him, bringing him down to a seated position before Dude finally rolls out to the floor. The ref tries to intervene, but Austin stays on top of Dude, going after him to the outside and they start brawling up the aisleway! They go back and fourth with punches and kicks, working their way all the way back to the entrance, and Austin slams Dude's face off one of the set pieces. Austin grabs him and hits him with a suplex onto the concrete before fighting him all the way back to the ring. He sends him to the ropes and on the way back, Austin connects with the Thesz Press, before taking some time to play to the crowd. AND HERE WE GO, HERE COMES VINCE MCMAHON DOWN THE AISLEWAY ALONG WITH THE STOOGES! Austin sees this and becomes distracted, and Dude takes him down from behind and starts working him over on the mat. The stooges escort Vince to ringside and Patterson grabs a chair to give McMahon a seat. Dude takes over for a little while, and the camera keeps cutting to Vince, who at one point looks over at the time keeper Austin threatened this past Monday and glares at him, and JR says that something's up here, it's painstakingly obvious. Dude goes to set up an early Sweet Shin Music, but as Dude charges, Austin blasts him with some right hands, getting him to the ropes and clotheslining him to the floor! Austin tosses Dude around and looks over to run his mouth at Vince a bit. He peels back the mat on the floor and he goes to set Dude up with a Piledriver onto the concrete, but Vince getting up from his chair is enough of a distraction to allow Dude to backdrop Austin out of the set-up and onto the concrete, hurting Austin's knee on the come down. Dude is slow to get up but he gets back into the ring first, and the ref starts to count Austin out, but Vince rushes over and yells at the ref, stopping him from counting Austin out! JR points out that Austin would retain on a count-out, and it's further proof Vince is up to something, damnit! The stooges come over and, by Vince's orders, lift Austin up and gently send him back into the ring, and Dude goes back to work on Austin. He beats him back up to his feet and he traps him in the dreaded ABDOMINAL STRETCH~ Vince turns quickly towards the time keeper, AND HE YELLS TO RING THE BELL! RING IT DAMNIT! But the time keeper stands his ground and refuses, and the stooges yell at him! Vince turns around, AND AUSTIN REVERSES AND GETS AN ABDOMINAL STRETCH OF HIS OWN, AND VINCE TURNS AND YELLS NEVERMIND! Dude hip tosses Austin out of the hold, and Austin swoops back up and ducks a charging Dude, and when they turn, WHAM! KICK TO THE GUT, HERE COMES THE STUNNE-- NO! DUDE SHOVES AUSTIN TO THE ROPES! AUSTIN COMES BACK AND DUDE GOES FOR A CLOTHESLINE, BUT AUSTIN DUCKS AND DUDE TAKES OUT THE REF! Dude panicks briefly, and when he turns Austin attacks him, but Dude blocks the attack and he locks on the Mandible Claw! Austin blocks his hand from completely setting in and he starts pushing Dude's hand away, and Dude' sforce manages to push them both back to the ropes and they tumble out to the floor! Austin gets back up and he whips Dude into the steps, and he goes to grab a steel chair, but Vince rushes over and grabs the chair from Austin, and Austin goes to take it back. The stooges start yelling at Austin, and Vince is checking on Dude and helps him back up to the ring. AND AUSTIN NAILS PATTERSON AND BRISCO WITH CHAIR SHOTS! He turns and sees Vince helping Dude into the ring, AND AUSTIN NAILS VINCE WITH A CHAIR JESUS CHRIST WHAT DID HE JUST DO! Austin goes into the ring with the chair and goes to swing at Dude, but Dude grabs the chair and pulls it away, SO AUSTIN KICKS HIM IN THE GUT AND NAILS DUDE WITH THE STONE COLD STUNNER! Austin covers Dude, but the ref is still out, and seeing no other way, Austin grabs the ref's arm and slams it down three times, giving himself his own three count! What?!
    Winner: ...and STILL WWF World Heavyweight Champion, Stone Cold Steve Austin ??? (18:49)

    Post-match, Austin's music plays and he grabs the mic to declare himself the winner and STILL WWF Champion. He goes to start celebrating to the back with the title, and he flips off the KO'ed Vince and the stooges as they get back up. After some replays, Sgt. Slaughter leads out a team of EMT's and they start doing work on Vince to try and get him some help, and he's not moving. Sgt. Slaughter goes over to Howard Finkel after Austin is long out of sight, and he forces Finkel to announce that as a result of Stone Cold Steve Austin striking a WWF official, he has been disqualified, and the winner of the match is DUDE LOVE! The crowd boo's and Dude slides out of the ring beat up to help check on Vince. After some more replays, JR scolds Vince for attempting to screw Austin, but says that none of this was necessary and Austin should've never hit him with the chair. The PPV comes to a close with the WWF Chairman being taken to the back on a stretcher!

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    WWF World Heavyweight Champion: Steve Austin (Since 3/29/1998)
    WWF Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (Since 12/8/1997)
    WWF European Champion: Triple H (Since 3/29/1998)
    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
    APRIL 27TH, 1998
    WILLIAMSBURG, VA


    TONIGHT: WHAT WILL VINCE MCMAHON'S REACTION BE TO AUSTIN'S CHAIRSHOT?

    Dude Love's music hits to start the show, and he comes dancing out from the back with his two Dudettes. We see a replay of the final moments of the Main Event last night, complete with McMahon helping Dude up, only for Austin to blast McMahon in the head with a chair. Dude says he's gotta give some credit where credit is due, by the time he got back to his shag pad last night, he was able to remember why at one time Stone Cold was his main man and one cool cat, because he's a tough cookie that the Dude had a hard time making crumble! And the Dude would be lying to himself if he didn't admit that he was feeling beat up here tonight. But the difference in the way Dude Love and Stone Cold feel tonight is quite different, because while Dude took it on the chin like a man last night, Stone Cold took the coward's way out! Dude says that Stone Cold tried to be DQ'd and counted out numerous times last night, but the McMain McMahon made sure to stop that. And when all the chips were down, instead of taking what was coming, Austin resorted to a blatant cheap shot when he took out the head honcho. He says that the Mac Daddy deserves more respect than that, and because of last night, Stone Could should be terminated and stripped of the WWF Title, and it should be handed over to Dude Love, and he looks forward to that happening by the end of the night, HAVE MERRRRCCCCYYYY!

    EARLIER TODAY: Ken Shamrock is getting ready in his locker room and Owen Hart walks in, which catches Shamrock off guard. Owen calms him down, and points out that he heard Shamrock needs a partner tonight since Ron Simmons is hurt and Steve Blackman is already booked. Shamrock says yeah, and Owen says well after last night, he's ready to take out all of the filth in the WWF, and he sees this as a perfect opportunity. Shamrock seems resistent, but Owen convinces him and we've got a team!
    1. The Rock & Mark Henry vs. Ken Shamrock & Owen Hart went to a No Contest in 1:28. Owen goes to start off against The Rock, but Shamrock wants to start so he demands the tag in, and Owen obliges. But Rock immediately tags out to Mark Henry. Shamrock and Henry go at it for a little bit before Owen calls for the tag, and Shamrock goes over to do so. Owen gets in and Shamrock goes to stretch Henry's arm up so Owen can kick it -- BUT OWEN KICKS SHAMROCK IN THE GROIN INSTEAD! SPINNING HEEL KICK TO SHAMROCK! Rock and Henry stand back and Owen beats the shit out of Shamrock. He goes to the outside and Rock & Mark Henry go over and start putting boots to Shamrock. But Owen comes back in with a chair and Rock & Henry bail out! Owen takes a few shots at Shamrock with the chair before wrapping it around his ankle AND PILLMANIZING HIM GOOD LORD! NO! NO! NO! HE GOES UP A SECOND TIME, AND HE DOES IT AGAIN, DAMNIT, WHY?! The match just ends.

    Post-match, Rock and Mark Henry leave to the back while watching Owen going crazy in the ring, and JR wonders why the Hell this is happening, but either way, Rock seems quite pleased with this development. Owen kicks the referee out of the ring and THEN HE LOCKS SHAMROCK IN THE SHARPSHOOTER WITH PRESSURE APPLIED TO THE ANKLE! Steve Blackman comes running out, but Rock and Mark Henry attack him in the aisleway and brawl with him to the back, and Owen continues the assault back in the ring. Shamrock is damn near passing out from the pain, and Owen finally breaks the hold. He then lifts Shamrock up on the mat and HE BITES HIM IN THE EAR, JESUS! Owen gets up AND SHAMROCK'S BLOOD IS ON OWEN'S MOUTH! Owen looks disshevled and unstable, and he marches off to the back by himself, and nobody has any idea why that just happened, BAH GAWD WE NEED A REASON DAMNIT!

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    Jeff Jarrett comes out for his match, and Colonel Parker is on the mic putting over his big win against Vader at the PPV last night, as well as his "amazing run" since he went off on his own back in the Fall, and how he's the hottest thing in pro wrestling today. His winning streak will continue here tonight!

    2. Steve Blackman def. Jeff Jarrett with a Bicycle Kick in 5:04. Blackman shows the wear from getting beaten up by the Nation earlier when he tried to save Shamrock, so Jarrett has an early advantage. But Jarrett winds up getting way too cocky. He does a really long, theatrical set-up for the Figure Four, but as he goes to apply it, Blackman kicks him away and Jarrett almost collides with Parker on the apron, but stops short. Parker gives Jarrett a quick pep talk and when he turns, BLACKMAN GETS HIM WITH A BICYCLE KICK AND ROLLS HIM UP, ONE, TWO, THREE! BIG WIN FOR BLACKMAN!

    Post-match, Blackman leaves stoically to the back and a dazed Jarrett stumbles up to his feet before falling right back down, and Parker gets in to cool him down by waving his hanky on him. Parker curses Blackman's name as Blackman celebrates the big win to the back.

    WRESTLEMANIA XIV, NOW ON VHS: We see stills of the Vader/Goldust match, in which it was a Strap Match with the added stip of Mask vs. Makeup, with the loser quote unquote, losing their identity. After losing the match, "Goldust" was no more, and Dustin Rhodes took a few weeks off to "find himself".
    Back in the arena, there's a large steel barrel on the stage, and out walks Dustin Rhodes in street clothes with a bag in one hand and a mic in the other. Dustin talks about what happened at WrestleMania, and what he was doing to himself leading up to that night. He lost so much and at what cost? Luna's gone, and while that's a good thing, everything else is gone, and his life has had no meaning. He reaches into the bag and he pulls out the Goldust costume and wig and shows it off to the crowd. He says that he has worked too damn hard for the WWF for close to three years now to let it all be defined by THIS. He tosses the outfit and wig into the barrel. He says that the Rhodes name used to have pride and dignity instilled in it, but not any more, and it's because of him. He's been sick, and the imagination that came with this sickness took the Rhodes name and all it represents away from him. Goldust has caused him to lose his father, his wife and his daughter, and for what? To wear a wig and be a freak? To come out here in collars and chains and a ball gag? Nobody is to blame at this point for Goldust except Dustin Rhodes, and it's time that came to an end. He breaks out a small container of lighter fluid and a book of matches, AND HE THROWS THEM INTO THE BARREL, LIGHTING THE GOLDUST GET-UP ON FIRE! He says that Goldust is dead TONIGHT, and you will NEVER forget the name...of Dustin Rhodes!

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    When we return from break, Howard Finkel introduces the Chairman of the Board, Mr. McMahon! Vince comes out to a hellacious amount of jeers and he's got the Stooges along with him. He's overselling his "injuries" after the chair shot from Austin last night as he enters the ring. Vince talks about being upset with the way last night turned out, but not just because Dude Love didn't get the job done and take that WWF Title off of Stone Cold Steve Austin, but because of Austin striking him in the head with a metal chair! And as a result of that brutal and blatant attack, he has sustained a mild concussion and experienced dizziness and even nausea. None of them have in any way clouded his judgment tonight, however.

    Should he fire Stone Cold Steve Austin? Not yet. Firing him would be too good because he has other plans. He was watching backstage at what occured right before the break with Dustin Rhodes, and he thought to himself, now THERE is somebody he could be proud to call his champion! Sure, he's got his issues, and he's spent the better part of three years dressing and acting like a sexual deviant. But that can be fixed, and it all started with the help Dustin gave himself tonight! And what better way to hurry that process along then by tonight, giving Dustin Rhodes a chance to redeem himself and his family after three years of embarassment when in this very ring -- HE CHALLENGES STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN FOR THE WORLD WRESTLING FEDERATION CHAMPIONSHIP! Sure, he's had his issues with the Rhodes family, who hasn't, but that doesn't change the fact that he would take a million members of the Rhodes family as his company's champion before he'd settle for Steve Austin after his actions. But to make sure that Mr. Rhodes gets his fair shake tonight, there will be a Special Referee, and he is standing to his direct left -- GERALD BRISCO!

    Vince shakes Brisco's hand, and he asks Brisco about his role tonight in the Main Event, asking if he'll be "unbiased", and Brisco proudly exclaims "YES SIR MISTER MAC MAHON!". Brisco says he's going to call it right down the middle, he's going to make sure it's a fair, clean fight, and he's going to make sure that Stone Cold Steve Austin doesn't try the easy way out of things again. Vince says that is correct, because tonight, if Steve Austin lays as much as a single finger on Special Referee Gerald Brisco, not only will he be stripped of the WWF Title on the spot, BUT HE WILL BE TERMINATED FROM HIS WWF CONTRACT! He thanks the fans for being in attendance and hopes they enjoy the rest of the show!

    The cameras cut backstage as Vince and the Stooges leave the ring, and Michael Cole is there to try and get an instant reaction from Stone Cold Steve Austin, but instead, Dude Love is seen pacing around in the background, looking worried and concerned. Dude hijacks the interview and says this isn't the way this was all supposed to work out, this wasn't the god damn deal. McMahon wanted him to wear tye dye, so he wore tye dye. He wanted him to beat Austin, and by all accounts, he beat Austin. Dude stops in his tracks when he looks off screen, and the camera pans to see Vince and the Stooges entering the backstage area from the gorilla position. Dude storms over and gets right in Vince's face! He says not to screw him over, and that this is NOT the deal they arranged! Vince starts to speak to him, but he notices the camera there and he freaks out. He immediately clams up and orders that the camera and microphone be shut off, he owns the damn equiptment, so shut it off! And the feed cuts!

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    Val Venis is seen in the woods somewhere, standing up behind a tree that's strategically placed to cover him. He groans a bit, and then up stands adult film actress Jenna Jameson, his new co-star apparently! He says that good things do NOT come in small packages, and he just proved that to his co-star, full throttle. When Val Venis penetrates the WWF in one week time, every woman will be left breathless, and every other man will be left feeling inadequate and suffering from Venis Envy.


    VAL VENIS IS COMING NEXT WEEK!
    JR and Jerry Lawler talk about the shocking things D-Generation-X has been up to, because OMG they're SO EDGY~ Hey ya know what? Fuck this. I'm literally including this segment under protest because I'd have nothing else for them to do just yet. It was decent enough back in 1998, but due to WWF revisionist history, it's the most groan inducing shit of all time. So hey, here's D-Generation-X "invading" WCW and all that "good stuff". Enjoy, and next show, normal and better DX stuff will pick up.



    UNFORGIVEN, LAST NIGHT: We see clips of the extremely dangerous Inferno Match, where they managed to somehow battle to the outside, and Paul Bearer's accidental involvement led to The Undertaker setting his brother Kane's arm on fire to win the match.
    3. The Undertaker def. Henry Godwinn with a Tombstone in 4:55. SQUASH.

    Post-match, Jim Ross gets in the ring to interview The Undertaker about last night. Taker says that at WrestleMania, Kane met his match. Last night, he met his maker. But this issue is far from finished as far as he's concerned, because they still have to deal with the issue of Kane's loyalty to the Devil himself, Paul Bearer. Taker goes on to start talking shit on Paul Bearer, when Bearer's voice can suddenly be heard whimpering over the sound system. A frantic Bearer appears on the Titantron somewhere backstage, almost in tears over what happened last night. He blames himself, sure, but most of all he blames the Undertaker for doing the same thing he did nearly 20 years ago and setting his brother on fire! In a single moment last night, Paul Bearer says he witnessed what he never wanted to witness again, and it brought back memories to when HE was the one who found Kane's body in the fire, HE was the one who took him to the hospital and saw his skin have to be peeled off of the surgical board, HE was the one who sat with Kane as he lay there unconcious with half of his skin burned off his body -- HE WAS THE ONE BECAUSE DAMNIT, LAST NIGHT, THE UNDERTAKER DIDN'T JUST SET HIS OWN BROTHER ON FIRE -- HE SET PAUL BEARER'S SON ON FIRE! WHAT?! The feed cuts from the Titantron, and the Undertaker is again left bewildered and emotionally destroyed in the ring!

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    Backstage, Kevin Kelly is standing by with Dustin Rhodes. They talk about his promo earlier on, and the chord it struck with Mr. McMahon, causing him to get this title match tonight. Dustin is upset that it took him admitting he was a failure to finally get a WWF Championship match, but he'll take what he can get and do the most with it. He's ready to make himself and his family proud, and he's gonna -- BUT FROM OUT OF NOWHERE, AN ENRAGED DUDE LOVE BLASTS DUSTIN RHODES AND LAYS HIM OUT! He jumps on top of Dustin and starts hammering away, beating the shit out of him. The Stooges & Sgt. Slaughter rush over with security, and they have Dude drug away, and the Stooges check on Dustin Rhodes!

    4. The NWA [Severn, Windham, New MX] def. Rock 'n' Roll Express, 2 Cold Scorpio & Tommy Dreamer in 7:36. Severn remains calm, but otherwise, this devolves into a big pier-6 brawl. New MX look great and run through RNRX, but it's Scorpio who starts running through Windham, teasing a big win. But Severn gets a blind tag, and off a ropes sequence, Severn steps in and intercepts Scorpio in the air and traps him in the Beast Choker and gets the win!

    Post-match, Severn attempts to keep the Beast Choker applied and the babyfaces get in to attempt to break it up, but Windham and New MX keep them at bay. Suddenly, here comes Bradshaw running out with his arm in a sling after the Beast Choker and attack he recieved last week on RAW. He gets in and goes right after Windham, but New MX take Bradshaw down. Severn breaks the hold on Scorpio to go over and beat down Bradshaw with the rest of the NWA. The NWA have things on lock -- BUT HERE COME LOD2000, AND THEY'RE OUT FOR REVENGE AFTER LAST NIGHT! Lawler yells that the LOD got involved in the New MX's business first, but JR points out they were doing the right thing, New MX in return blatantly cost LOD2000 the Tag Titles. LOD clear house and the NWA bail out, with Severn trying to break free from being held back to go in there and murder everybody. Dreamer & Scorpio check on Bradshaw while RNRX & LOD2000 keep calling for New MX to get back there!

    Backstage, Michael Cole is standing by with Stone Cold Steve Austin. Austin says that ever since he won the WWF Title, Vince McMahon has done everything in his power to try and screw him out of this belt. But it ain't gonna happen, and that's that. He'll have to pry this belt from his cold, dead hands before he falls for one of his stupid little schemes. You can have a special referee, a special time keeper, a special announcer, a special camera guy, a special jackass putting together the ring, it won't make a lick of difference. Hell, you can have him defend this title every single damn night, and it won't give Vince McMahon the satisfaction of taking the WWF Title from Stone Cold Steve Austin. And that's the bottom line, 'cause Stone Cold said so! AUSTIN/RHODES, FOR THE TITLE, BAH GAWD KING, IT'S NEXT!

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    Gerald Brisco is introduced out first as the Special Referee, and he's got Pat Patterson with him. We're reminded that Austin is forbidden from laying a hand on Gerry Brisco tonight or else he'll be stripped of the title and terminated. But before the match starts, Pat Patterson grabs the microphone and introduces the Special Guest Time Keeper -- MR. MCMAHON! Vince comes out with a big smile to a chorus of jeers, and JR yells that this is just getting ridiculous now.

    5. Stone Cold Steve Austin [c] def. Dustin Rhodes to retain the WWF World Heavyweight Championship with a Stone Cold Stunner in 9:01. Brisco makes Austin's life a living Hell in the match, even putting his hands on Austin a few times a bit more than he needs to, just trying to goad Austin into striking him. Dustin gives it his all and JR notes how he's trying to find himself for the first time here in the WWF without the Goldust persona, and it seems like he's having a hard time, but this is too great of an opportunity not to give your all towards. Brisco is practically encouraging Dustin to cheat, trying to get him the win and the title, but Dustin chooses not to do as such. He ends up telling Brisco to back off at one point, only to turn around right into a Stone Cold Stunner and Austin covers. Brisco gets down slow and counts even slower. He gets to 2, Dustin's not moving, so Brisco looks at Vince, Vince doesn't know what to do -- so Brisco starts faking a shoulder injury to his counting arm! He gets up and favors the arm, and Austin gets to his feet to yell at Brisco and confront him, and Brisco goes back to trying to goad Austin into hitting him. DUSTIN GOES TO ATTACK AUSTIN FROM BEHIND, BUT AUSTIN MOVES AND DUSTIN RUNS INTO BRISCO, KNOCKING HIM OUT TO THE FLOOR! Dustin tries to attack Austin again, but Austin kicks him in the gut and WHAM, Stone Cold Stunner connects, a new referee runs out, ONE! TWO! THREE! AUSTIN RETAINS!

    Post-match, Dude Love immediately bolts down to the ring and attacks Austin from behind, dragging him into the corner to get a few licks in on him, but Austin reverses the flow and starts hammering away on Dude. Dude rakes Austin's eyes and throws him through the ropes to the floor. He goes to charge Austin as he gets back up on the floor, but Austin ducks and back drops Dude onto the floor! Austin goes to hop back on Dude and fire away on him with punches, but Gerald Brisco is back up and he pulls Austin off of Dude. Austin turns ready to strike, but when he realizes it's Brisco, he thinks better of it, but Brisco continues to goad him. BUT WAIT A MINUTE, HERE COMES VINCE MCMAHON FROM BEHIND WITH THE WWF TITLE, ATTEMPTING TO NAIL AUSTIN -- BUT AUSTIN TURNS, DUCKS, AND VINCE NAILS BRISCO INSTEAD! Vince freaks out, and Austin gives him the double bird, snatches the title back, and Austin celebrates as Vince loses his mind on the outside of the ring, and RAW comes to a close!




    WWF IN YOUR HOUSE: OVER THE EDGE (5/31) CARD:

    WWF WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
    Stone Cold Steve Austin [c] Vs. ???

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