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Week 2, June 1996
The Pit
ATT: 18,000
TV: 14.38


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The show opens to the sounds of the KLiQ's music and before we are even treated to our usual "Welcome" to the show from the commentary table, WWF Champion Shawn Michaels walks out, microphone in hand.....followed by Hall and Nash the Tag Team Champions, Sunny and the WWF Light Heavyweight Champion, Sean Waltman. Michaels aggressively tells McMahon, Lawler and Ross to "sit down and shut up, because the Champ has something to get off his chest." The four men (and one woman) climb into the ring and the Heartbreak Kid wastes no time in telling the crowd exactly what's on his mind.

He says that the KLiQ appears to be two men short tonight, with "Triple H" and Justin Credible stuck at home on doctors orders, both nursing a concussion following the unprovoked assault at the hands of that coward Scott Steiner. He tells Steiner that he made the biggest mistake of his life last week, when he took that metal bar of his to the skulls of their KLiQ brothers....and sooner rather than later, he's going to pay the price.....

"Steiner, listen to me and listen real close.....we are going to tear you apart, piece by piece....you were handed the biggest opportunity of your life. The chance to step into the ring with the Showstopper.....The Icon......The Main Event......THE WWF Champion......Shawn Michaels.....granted you were never going to win.....but that's beside the point.....you were given the chance but you took a simple contract for a WWF title match and you signed your death warrant with it....signed it with the blood that was pouring from Justin Credible's skull.....you would think by know, that people know better than to provoke us....know better than to p### us off....because when we're p####d off, people get hurt."

Nash takes the mic and tells Steiner to sleep with one eye open....and to tell your moron brother that if he thinks the beating he took last week was bad, then he's in for a rude awakening.....because for every blow that Scott inflicted on Hunter and Credible, the KLiQ are going to deliver that tenfold to Rick.....and he can thank his brother for it. Hall takes the mic and basically reiterates what his partner said, while Waltman says that Steiner is lucky that the Light Heavyweight Champion is already in competition tonight, or he'd be calling his ass out right now.

Seemingly pleased enough to have gotten their point across, the KLiQ toss their microphones down and head out of the ring and up the aisle. The whole contingent disappears to the back, with the exception of Hall, who has got into a war of words with a fan at ringside. Unfortunately that means he has his back turned.....



.......to this man jumping over the crowd rail behind him. He has his hair tied back and has the beginnings of a goatee on his face, but it's clearly Scott Steiner.....and if we didn't know it was Scott Steiner at first, it became crystal clear who it was when he produced that steel pipe again, which he slams into the ribs of Hall, before bringing it down violently on the back of the Bad Guys head three times.

Michaels, Nash and Waltman came rushing out from the back, but Steiner has already bailed back into the sea of fans. Nash tends to his partner and Waltman scans the crowd in an effort to spot Steiner.....Michaels on the other hand is incensed, marching down to the commentary table and grabbing Vince McMahon by his snazzy blazer, screaming in his face that he needs to do something about this, while McMahon asks what, he's only an announcer after all.

Rating: A*

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We air a quick commercial for King of the Ring while order is being restored in the arena and when we come back it's time for our first match of the evening. To say that the tag team division was heating up around here would be an understatement......with Kane and Mankind looking for gold, the Legion of Doom after a title shot, and the Hardys attempt to break out as real players, these two teams are both keen to pick up a victory that would place their name on that top contenders list too.

All four men were entered into the King of the Ring tournament, but not a one of them made it past the first round....probably a sign that they should stick to tag team action for now. This was a decent little match considering the people involved, lots of back and forth action but eventually the mass of Kokina proved too much for the Long Riders, as he finished off Bradshaw with the Banzai Drop....which has apparently been renamed the Samoan Splash

Winner(s): The Son's of Samoa
Rating: B

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The match is over, but the Texas Longriders have never been known as anything other than sore losers. Samoans might be known for their thick skulls, unfortunately a stiff cowbell shot to the back of the head will put anyone down.....which is exactly what happens here. With Rikishi and Kokina celebrating their victory, they are blindsided by bull rope wielding Windham and Bradshaw, who proceed to "whip the coconut milk out of them" as Lawler tastefully remarks on commentary. Surprisingly though, help is on its way.....



......in the form of this young man.....the commentators aren't exactly sure who he is. McMahon remarks that he's in tremendous shape, while Lawler points out that he's got hair like the top of a pineapple. The newcomer dives into the ring and both Long Riders turn their attention to him. The try to nail him with the ropes, but the youngster avoids both attempts, before sending the Texans to the outside with a number of beautifully executed dropkicks. Kokina and Rikishi get back to their feet, where they embrace their floppy haired saviour. McMahon says that while we don't know who this young man is, it seems like the Son's of Samoa do.

Rating: B

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We head to the back, where an obviously injured Scott Hall is being loaded into a waiting ambulance, while the remaining KLiQ members look on. Nash climbs into the back with the physicians who are attending to his partner, telling Michaels that he's going with him. In the midst of all this a road agent comes into shot, telling Sean Waltman that his match is next and he needs to get down to the ring. Michaels snaps at the agent, telling him that they are in the middle of something here, but the poor worker has a job to do and is insistent that Waltman needs to come. Shawn takes a step back, and then quick as a flash hits the road agent square in the jaw with a Superkick, then pounces on him with a barrage of blows, ending with a slap across the unconscious mans face, telling him to never interrupt KLiQ business.

Michaels tells Waltman to get down to the ring and finish off Jericho quickly, then get his ass back here where he's needed, because that psychopath and his Steel Pipe could be anywhere. The Light Heavyweight Champion heads off for his match, leaving Shawn and Sunny to watch as the ambulance drives off.....but as the camera pans out, they aren't the only ones watching.....because lurking in the shadows, pipe in hand and a smirk on his face, is Scott Steiner.

Rating: B+

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King of the Ring Second Round Match

It's time for the start of the second round of King of the Ring matches....and it's an interesting one, because it's the former Light Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho, squaring off against the man that took that title away from him in the first place, Sean Waltman. Jericho has been desperate to get his hands on the KLiQ member ever since then, but recently he's had his hands full with Goldust, so it remains to be seen if he can fully focus on this match......Waltman on the other hand, definitely isn't focused on the match. He gets a good amount of offence in, but spends just as long stopping and scanning the crowd, presumably on the look out for a Scott Steiner assault.....the assault never comes, but the mental distraction is enough to ensure that Jericho is able to capitalise on Waltman's paranoia, hitting the Light Heavyweight Champion with a Lionsault for the three count.

Winner: Chris Jericho
Rating: C

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Waltman suffers defeat, but it seems to be of little concern to him about now, as he groggily rolls out of the ring and heads to the back, leaving Jericho in the ring, microphone in hand, calling out Goldust for the second week in a row. Someone does come out, but it's not the Bizarre One....it's his valet, Marlena, looking stunning as always in a short cleavage bursting gold dress. She says that Goldust is otherwise occupied right now, preparing for his King of the Ring qualifier against Bret Hart later on this evening....but once he's done with the Hitman Hart, he'll be sure to give Lionheart all the attention that he deserves.

Jericho isn't satisfied with this, telling Marlena that Goldust only seems to want a piece of him when he has his back turned.....well Jericho is sick of waiting, if Goldust won't come to him, then maybe he'll go to Goldust.

Rating: B+

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We head to the back, where Al Snow is sat once more in a makeshift psychiatrist's office, although we are obviously joining mid way through his session because he is half way through a conversation. He is talking about the revelation last week that Dr. Simon Coe, is not actually a doctor at all....and was in fact sent here by some unknown person, although what for exactly we don't know. We can't see Al's new Doctor as the focus is on him.....but by the tone of Al's conversation it's clear that it's not Simon Coe.....Snow wraps up his soliloquy with......

"So what you're trying to tell me, is that I should march down to that ring and demand that Coe.....Bill......DeMott......whatever his name is, gives me a full explanation?"

"..................................."

"Gotcha......then that's what I'll do.....thanks, you've been a big help."

Al hops off the makeshift "couch" and walks out of the room and on his way to the ring (we assume). The camera slowly scans across to where Snows current advisor sits.....



.......and stays on a close up shot of the mannequin head as we go to commercial.

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Back from commercial and we find Al Snow stood in the middle of the ring with a microphone in hand. He tells the crowd that he was betrayed last week, by his supposed friend and confidant, Dr. Simon Coe.....or should that be Mr. Bill DeMott....he says that he thinks Bill owes him an explanation, so Al suggests he comes to the ring.



It takes a few minutes, but DeMott finally appears....although if you thought Sean Waltman's levels of paranoia were bad earlier, you ain't seen nothing yet.....because Billy Boy takes it up several notches. He walks down the aisle slowly, alternating between giggling uncontrollably and stopping dead to check that no one is sneaking up behind him. He finally makes it into the ring, where Snow is waiting for an explanation. He tells Bill that last week, he told him that someone had sent DeMott to him....."that He is coming.....who's He?"

"A collector" DeMott says, "a collector of lost and damaged souls like you.....like me (giggle).....the broken and the confused.....and once he has you, he never lets you go." Bill says that's why he masqueraded as a Doctor.....he was trying to help Al....to save him....because if Al wasn't damaged anymore, then "He" wouldn't want him......."he sent me here to prepare you, but I tried to help....I tried to help you.....and now he's going to make me pay."

Snow is clearly pleased to finally have some kind of explanation, regardless of how vague it is.....telling DeMott that if "He" wants to make Bill pay, then he's going to have to make them both pay, because Al always looks out for his friends.

DeMott, while he looks pleased, doesn't look too convinced....telling Al (between giggles) that he doesn't know "Him" like he does....but Snow waves off his concerns, telling Bill that they'll just have to prepare....and they can do that by getting their revenge on the KLiQ, before finishing by telling DeMott that.....

"Come on, I've got someone I want you to meet backstage.....she's been talking me through things, I think she could help us to mount a game plan."

Rating: C

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King of the Ring Second Round Match

Second round action here again, this time it's Marc Mero going up against that cowardly Jeff Jarrett....although Jarrett would be quick to tell you that his behaviours were intelligent, not cowardly....either way, these two are facing off. Mero's form has been hit and miss since arriving in the WWF. He impressively ended the undefeated streak of Hunter Hearst Helmsley (or is that Triple H now?) but was unsuccessful in his attempt to capture the Intercontinental Title, so tonight could be a big night for him.....except it wasn't. Because after a good match, with a lot of back and forth action, Jarrett was able to pick up the victory, it wasn't clean though, after rolling up Mero and holding the ropes for leverage while the official counted to three.

Winner: Jeff Jarrett
Rating: B

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While Mero rolled out of the ring and headed to the back, clearly frustrated at the way he lost this match, Jarrett grabs a microphone. He tells the crowd....and more importantly, Bret Hart.....that this was proof that Jeff Jarrett was no coward.....he says he came down here, went hold for hold with one of the hottest young up and comers here in the WWF and he just beat him, fair and square in the middle of the ring (lying little toe-rag). He says that he will show everyone what Jeff Jarrett is made of at the King of the Ring tournament, when he wins the whole thing.....before he can say any more though he is interrupted....



.......by the Legion of Doom, as they come bursting out from the back....it's not for a chat with Jarrett though, they are currently going tooth and nail with Mankind and Kane, as all four men are brawling their way down the aisle.

Double J looks on in horror at the monstrosities that are heading towards him.....two face painted muscle heads and a pair of masked lunatics, all of whom seem to have little regard for anything or anyone that's in their way. Jarrett weighs up his options and decides that the most intelligent course of action, would be to get the hell out of dodge....and as soon as a gap appears, he hightails it quickly to the back and out of harms way.

Not that the L.o.D or Kane and Mankind care, they are too busy beating the holy hell out of each other to even notice Jarrett's presence. Mankind gets dropped throat first onto the guard rail by Animal, while Hawk incredibly is able to knock the big red monster off his feet, with a huge clothesline off the ring apron to the floor. Cornette's little contingent aren't push overs though.....far from it in fact, because Kane tosses both men around like rag dolls, while Mankind throws caution to the wind, using his own body to inflict damage on both Hawk and Animal, until eventually a mass of backstage workers arrive to keep these two teams separated.

Cornette convinced his men to head to the back, satisfied that their lust for destruction has been quenched, while the L.o.D remain in the ring. Hawk looks over to his left and spots the microphone that Jarrett dropped during his hasty escape....and apparently has a few choice words for Kane and Mankind.....

"YOU KNOW.....JIM CORNETTE LIKES TO COME OUT HERE AND TALK ABOUT HIS BIG SCARY MONSTERS......WELL THEY DON'T LOOK SO SCARY TO US......AND AS FOR THEM BEING MONSTERS......DON'T MAKE US LAUGH.....BECAUSE WHEN KANE AND MANKIND TAKE OFF THEIR PRETTY MASKS AT NIGHT, AND CORNETTE HAS TUCKED THEM IN TIGHT AND READ THEM THEIR NIGHTTIME STORY......IT'S NOT MONSTERS UNDER THEIR BEDS THAT THEY GET LITTLE JIMMY TO CHECK FOR.....IT'S THE LEGION OF DOOM.....BECAUSE WE SNACK ON DANGER, DINE ON DEATH.....AND WE'RE GONNA CHEW YOU UP AND SPIT YOU OUT.......UHHHHHH, WHAT A RUSH!!!"

Rating: A

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King of the Ring Second Round Match

It's time for a continuation of the never ending Ahmed Johnson/Faarooq feud. It's safe to say that Faarooq has been on the winning end of this rivalry so far, capturing the Intercontinental Championship and generally defeating Ahmed numerous times....although usually by nefarious means.....and usually with the help of the rest of the Nation of Domination.....guess what.....tonight's no different....because with Scorpio running the distraction angle, Kama hits the ring and nails Johnson right IN the Johnson, letting Faarooq hit the Dominator and pick up the victory.

Winner: Faarooq
Rating: B-

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We come back from commercial, just in time for tag team action....after the Hardys picked up their first major win a few weeks ago, when they teamed up with the Legion of Doom, their quest for solo (?can a tag team be solo?) glory continues here, against a team that has numerous victories over them, that's Ron and Don, the Harris Brothers.

Perhaps it was the recent tutelage of Hawk and Animal, perhaps those numerous victories made the Harris Brothers over confident....perhaps it was the fact that even the sun shines on a dogs ass some days (white men can't jump....top film).....either way, the Hardys finally got that elusive victory, after Jeff nails Don with a high, soaring Swanton Bomb for the pinfall victory.

Winner(s): The Hardy Boys
Rating: C+

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With the Hardy boys ecstatic and still celebrating in the ring, we head to the back, where Dok Hendrix is standing by with the Hitman and the Bulldog, ahead of Bret's King of the Ring match with Goldust. Bret says that tonight, the Bizarre One is going to get excellently executed......before smiling and saying, just like Davey Boy here, if he makes it to the finals. The Bulldog laughs and the two trade some light hearted banter about which of them will win the King of the Ring, with the Bulldog reminding Bret of his Summerslam 92 defeat, before Hendrix asks about Brian Pillman. Bret says he doesn't know where Brian is, he's been calling him all week, but Pillman isn't answering, it's as if he's dropped off the face of the earth. Bret says he doesn't know if it was Austin's comments, or the words that Piper had for him last week, but it's not like Brian to let things get to him......he's always been more about the action than the brooding

Rating: B+

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King of the Ring Second Round Match

It's main event time, as the Hitman faces off against the Bizarre One. Bret has done everything there is to do here in the WWF, even winning the King of the Ring Tournament.....but Goldust is arguable one of the hottest acts around right now, and with his Intercontinental Championship run only ending due to injury, there's no telling what highs he could have achieved. Strangely though (or not, this is Goldust after all) the Bizarre One has not opted to jump straight back into the race for the title he never lost, instead choosing to turn his attention to young Lionheart, Chris Jericho.

Bret on the other hand has been bitterly embroiled in a feud with the mighty KLiQ, although recently he's had Steve Austin snapping at his heels, looking to prove who the better wrestler really is. Fortunately neither man lets their outside issues cloud their judgement in this (what turned out to be a very good) match.....at least Bret didn't anyway.....the same can't be said for Goldust when.....



.....the object of his recent desires makes his way down the aisle. Jericho said that he was going to find Goldust, looks like he lived up to his word. Unfortunately for the Bizarre One, Jericho's presence at ringside was enough of a distraction that Bret was able to surprise him with a quick School Boy for the three count.

Winner: Bret Hart
Rating: B

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Played at his own game, Goldust is furious as he rolls to the ourside, where Jericho is waiting willingly to exchange blows. With Hart still doing his signature celebration in the corner, his opponent and Lionheart brawl all the way to the back and out of shot, which is right when some familiar music starts to play.....



.......and then there were three, as Shawn Michaels, Sean Waltman and Sunny make their way down to the ring. Waltman and Sunny remain on the outside, presumably on look out duty, while HBK gets in the ring. He tells Bret that he knows that he and the Steiner Brothers are pally....so Michaels is going to give him one chance and one chance only, to tell him exactly where Scott Steiner has been hiding all night. Bret says that he has no idea.....and even if he did, Shawn would be the last person that he tells. Michaels says "the hard way it is then" and tosses the microphone on the mat.....which is exactly when Sunny screams......



......because (as Michaels finds out when he turns around) Scott Steiner has come out of the crowd again and is currently in the process of destroying Sean Waltman's ankle with that trusty steel pipe. HBK, thinks about heading to the outside, but changes his mind when he sees not only the glint of light reflecting off the steel.....but the glint of madness in Scott Steiners eyes, who is clearly not a man to be messed with right now. Finished with Waltman Steiner charges the ring, but The WWF Champion thinks better of hanging around and bolts to the floor and halfway up the aisle way, leaving Steiner stood wielding his weapon in the middle of the ring, while screaming at Shawn as the show fades to black.....

"ONE BY ONE MICHAELS.....I'M TAKING EVERY LAST ONE OF YOUR LITTLE BITCHES OUT UNTIL IT'S JUST YOU AND ME.....THEN I'M GOING TO EAT YOU UP BOY."

Rating: B+

Final Rating: B+

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