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Week 1, March 1997
Rose Garden (Portland, Oregon)
ATT: 15,000
TV: 26.84


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We are one night removed from a hugely eventful In Your House event.....and event that had not only major ramifications for the athletes involved, but an event that began to set the stage for the biggest show of the year, Wrestlemania 13.....and the still images from the previous evening highlight this, as we see the Hart Brothers going from defeating the Nation of Domination, to having the decision reversed.....to going on and winning the number one contenders Tag Team Battle Royal as the masked Conquistadors, guaranteeing them a shot against both the KLiQ and the Nation, for the Tag Team Titles at Wrestlemania.....we see Chris Jericho lose his cool after Lance Storm cost him yet another win, before Challenging Canada's Greatest Wrestler to a match on the grandest stage of all......we saw the emergence of Cactus Jack after Raven finally pushed The Dude too far.....the Undertaker returning to accept the challenge of his brother Kane, to a Last Man Standing match.....and last but not least we see Scott Steiner retaining his Intercontinental Championship against Brian Pillman, thanks in no small part to the assistance of Stone Cold Steve Austin, who gained a little bit of revenge on the former friend who stabbed him in the back at the Royal Rumble.....

......from there we go down to ringside, where Jim Ross and Rick Rude welcome us to the show....and with Kane's defeat, and Brian Pillman's failure to capture the WWF Intercontinental Championship, it was not a great night for Mr. Vincent Kennedy McMahon last night.....especially when you factor in the fact that Bret and Owen Hart are heading to Wrestlemania to compete for the World Wrestling Federation Tag Team Championships.......

Rating: N/A

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........which is when we are rudely interrupted by the sight and sound of the man himself, as he makes his way down the aisle along with Shawn Michaels, Scott Hall, Sean Waltman, the returning Justin Credible.....and last but not least, The Big Red Monster Kane and The Corporate Cannon Brian Pillman......the group enter the ring, where Shawn Michaels takes a microphone.....he says that last night, he proved to the world that he is exactly what he says he is.....the man, the myth.....the legend.......the Showstopper......when he carried Marty Jannetty to the greatest match of his life.......of course, Marty probably doesn't remember.....after diving headfirst through the window of the In Your House set.....but if he wants to refresh his memory, he can always watch the encore presentation tomorrow night, and see the Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels kick his ass all over again.....

......Shawn receives a round of applause from the gentlemen in the ring, before he hands the microphone over to McMahon.....who is in much less of a good mood than the WWF Champion....he states that first of all, he never thought he would see a day that Bret "The Hitman" Hart would abandon his morals, and use such cheap, low, underhand tactics to procure himself a Championship opportunity.....Vince says that Stu and Helen Hart must be ashamed to show their faces today, after their Sons embarrassed the Hart name.....but worry not.....because there is no chance in hell of Bret and Owen walking out of Wrestlemania with the WWF Tag Team Titles.....that's if they even make it to Wrestlemania to begin with.......

.......Vince continues, saying that while they are on the subject of Championships, the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship is on the line tonight, but it will also be on the line at Wrestlemania......because to show that Vince McMahon treats his employees fairly, the entire Light Heavyweight division will be rewarded for their displays these past twelve months, when they ALL get a shot, at the Championship.........which will be suspended high above the ring.......as we have our first ever, multi-man ladder match, for the WWF Light Heavyweight Title......

.......but that not all folks......because after Brian Pillman failed to capture the Intercontinental Championship last night, Shawn Michaels had an idea.....an epiphany of sorts.....and that is that since the Heartbreak Kid is being gracious enough to put the WWF Title on the line, then in the interest of fairness, Scott Steiner should put something on the line.....because right now, win, lose or draw, Big Poppa Pump will be walking out of Wrestlemania with a Championship around his waist.....and that just doesn't seem fair.....so, for the first time in seven years, the main event of Wrestlemania will not only be Champion vs Champion......but Title vs Title.....because yes, Shawn Michaels WWF Championship will be on the line.....but so will Scott Steiner's Intercontinental Championship......and the Heartbreak Kid is going to look pretty damn good, with a gold belt over each shoulder.......








....::::!!!!GLASS SHATTERS!!!!::::....






.......and the crowd erupts as the sound of breaking glass signals the arrival of Stone Cold Steve Austin, and the man himself comes marching out from the back....

"........you know, I hear you out here, making your little announcements and booking your little matches....seems to me like the one thing I'm not hearing, is who's ass Stone Cold Steve Austin is going to be whipping at Wrestlemania.......so I'm gonna make it real simple for you, I'm a busy guy, I've got things to do and beer to drink so lets cut right to the chase......it's gonna be Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Corporate Cannon Brian Pillman.....and that's the bottom line......"

.......McMahon interrupts Austin there, telling him that actually no, that's not the bottom line....because if he hadn't so rudely interrupted him, he would have known that there was one more Title match to announce......(which baffles Jim Ross on commentary, because every title is already being defended).......

.......Vince is handed a velvet bag from ringside, stating that since Mr. Pillman is not the Intercontinental Champion right now because of the actions of Steve Austin.....his name is the first in the hat of competitors who will be competing in a tournament that will start NEXT WEEK......and will culminate at Wrestlemania......where the winner will be crowned, the first ever.......WWF European Champion.......







".........however, since Mr. Pillman is competing in this tournament.....and YOU Mr. Austin are NOT, I don't think you will be able to face my Corporate Cannon at Wrestlemania, because Brian Pillman here, will be walking out of the biggest show of them all, as the brand new WWF European Champion.....but don't worry, I'm sure we can find somebody on your level for you to face.......maybe Steve Austin vs Barry Horowitz......Steve Austin vs. The Brooklyn Brawler......how does that sound?......"

........Austin says that it sounds like old Stone Cold needs to come down to that ring right now, and open up a can of whoop ass on the seven jackasses stood in the middle of it......Vince says that although Austin is welcome to try, he may want to conserve his strength for later......because since Austin ruined Brian Pillman's chance of becoming the Intercontinental Champion.....and The Undertaker ruined Kane's destruction of Stone Cold......then tonight, the can ruin each other, because the main event of the evening, is going to be Stone Cold Steve Austin.........vs. The Undertaker.......

Rating: A*

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We open the evening with a contest between two men that have been rather lost in the shuffle as of late, when Chris Candido faces off against the Bizarre One Goldust....in my defence, Candido makes for somewhat of a bland baby face, especially without Sunny by his side, and in an ideal world, he'd probably still be a heel right now (although the Bodydonna gimmick would still be long gone) had it not been for the fact that I had to cobble together a feasible storyline to write one Hunter Hearst Helmsley out of the WWF a few months back.....and outside of a brief (unsuccessful) quest to capture the Light Heavyweight title, Candido has done little of worth since.....right now I'm focused on Wrestlemania, but it wouldn't be a stretch to say we may see a turn from Candido somewhere down the line.....

.......Goldust on the other hand has got to be wondering if a turn to the good side might rejuvenate his career, which has never fully recovered from around this time twelve months ago, when his Intercontinental Championship reign was brought to an abrupt end by injury.....again, we have Wrestlemania to focus on, but I'm hoping to find a spot for the Bizarre One in the coming months......for tonight however, he will just have to be content with picking up a pinfall victory on the former Skip, after laying him out with the Curtain Call.

Winner: Goldust
Rating: B

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We come back from commercial and the sound of a guitar screeching to life signals only one thing, the Hart Foundation are on their way to the ring....Bret and Owen make their way down the aisle, and both men have a huge smile on their face.....because not only are they going to Wrestlemania......and not only are they Challenging for the WWF Tag Team Championships.....but they finally.....finally got one over on Vince McMahon and the KLiQ, after being screwed over month in and month out.......

......Bret thanks the fans for the ovation they received, stating that while he knows that he and his family have had to do some......questionable things as of late, he's glad that the great fans here in the WWF are still behind the Harts, stating that even hero's have to bend the rules now and then to ensure that justice prevails.....Bret says that it's been a lifelong dream for he and his brother Owen, to call themselves the WWF Tag Team Champions.....he says they have been talking about it since they were both kids rolling around in the dungeon.....Bret says that he's held Tag Team gold with his brother in-law Jim Neidhart......and Owen has held Tag Team gold with brother in-law Davey Boy Smith......but come Wrestlemania, the Hart Brothers are finally going to achieve the dream of two snot nosed kids, when they walk out your new, WWF Tag Team Champions.......and they will do it.....to quote a line from the Nation.....by any means necessary.......





.......you can't have an in ring interview around here without an interruption of some kind.....and it's the Tag Champs from the KLiQ, Hall and Waltman that do the honours here.....the duo climb into the ring, where Hall tells the Harts that they should have left well alone, he says that have they not learned by now that the Harts will ALWAYS be second best to the KLiQ......but donít feel bad about it, because EVERYONE is second best to the KLiQ......and at Wrestlemania, Hall and Waltman are going to embarrass Bret and Owen once more, crushing their little childhood dreams.....

.....Bret scoffs at this, saying the only thing Hall and Waltman should be embarrassed about, is the fact that they are only allowed out here tonight because Shawn Michaels gave them permission to do so......he says they talk about the Harts being an embarrassment, but itís Scott and Sean that have to bow down and take their orders from a little pretty boy male stripper......Kevin Nash might be an asshole, but at least he had the guts to get out from under Shawnís skirt like a man.....unlike you two.....

......Bret says that the KLiQ are the biggest embarrassment around here.....Helmsley's gone, Nash is gone, Justin Credible is an after thought.......the only thing they have left are the Tag Titles and the World Title......and come Wrestlemania, by the time The Hart Foundation and Scott Steiner are done......they wonít even have those......









.......it looks as though the KLiQ arenít the only ones with something to say.....Faarooq says it seems as though both the Harts and The KLiQ are forgetting one important thing.....and thatís the fact that the only team that will be leaving Wrestlemania with the gold, is the Nation of Domination......he says that all people have been talking about for the last 12 months is the KLiQ.....when everybody knows that the Nation are the real power group around here......and the Harts? The Harts might have been ACTING like tough guys since the Royal Rumble.....but the Nation donít have to act.....they just are tough guys......

........Owen says thatís funny, because for tough guys they were certainly screaming like little girls last night when they were locked in the Sharpshooter.....especially your boy the Rock......obviously Rocky doesnít take too kindly to that, and says maybe itís time for the Nation to teach some janroniís some respect around here.......

.......the five men storm the ring and instantly begin laying a beating in the Hart Brothers, while Hall and Waltman stand on laughing in the background.....at least until Waltman slaps Big Nelson on the shoulder, telling him ďgood jobĒ......and Nelson scoops up the KLiQ member.......before dropping him to the mat with a huge Powerslam......before the entire Nation turn and pounce on Scott Hall......it looks as though the Nation are being indiscriminate with their chosen victims here tonight, as both the KLiQ and the Harts suffer a vicious gang beat down, before Faarooq and The Rock snatch up the Tag Titles and raise them high in the air, as Kama, Nelson and Scorpio raise their fists in the salute of the Nation.....as Jim Ross sends us to the back.........

Rating: A*

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.......where Dok Hendrix is standing by with the Intercontinental Champion Scott Steiner.....Dok says that Steiner vowed to walk into Wrestlemania with the Intercontinental Title, and walk out with the World Title as well.....but after McMahons announcement earlier this evening that the Wrestlemania Main Event will be Title vs. Title, he may well walk out with nothing at all?

Ē.........NOTHING?.....NOTHING DOK?.....DO I STRIKE YOU AS THE KIND OF MAN, THAT EVER COMES AWAY WITH NOTHING?......I SAID IíD TAKE THE INTERCONTINENTAL TITLE OFF MY BROTHER......I DID......I SAID IíD KEEP THIS BELT AT THE RUMBLE.....WRESTLE TWICE, AND WIN THE WHOLE DAMN THING......AND I DID.......I SAID THAT WHEN WRESTLEMANIA COMES, IíM GONNA HAVE THE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP HANGING OFF THIS PEAK.....AND THE WWF CHAMPIONSHIP HANGING OFF THIS ONE......AND THATS EXACTLY WHATS GONNA HAPPEN.......

.......IíM TWICE THE MAN SHAWN MICHAELS WILL EVER BE.....I SHOULD BE THE WWF TITLE RIGHT NOW, AND THE ONLY REASON IíM NOT, IS BECAUSE VINCE MCMAHON GETS A HAPPY FEELING IN HIS PANTS EVERY TIME HIS BOY TOY SHAKES HIS ASS.......THATS FINE DOK, WHATEVER GETS HIM GOING, BUT AT WRESTLEMANIA, THERES ONLY GONNA BE ONE THING HAPPENING TO THAT ASS......AND THATS GONNA BE ME, KICKING IT......Ē


.......Dok says that may well be the case, but before we get to Wrestlemania, Steiner has to face off against Raven tonight, and thatís no easy task......


Ē.........RAVEN? WHOíS SHE?.......Ē



ď...........sheís a he........Raven......you know, long hair, moody, talks a lot.......Ē



ď.................THAT STILL SOUNDS LIKE A WOMAN TO ME DOK.......Ē



ď........I can assure you, Raven is a man.......Ē



ď...........WELL WHOEVER SHE IS SHE HAS A GIRLS NAME.......AND THATS OK, BECAUSE TONIGHT, THE BIG BAD BOOTY DADDY......IS GONNA MAKE RAVEN HIS BITCH.........Ē


Rating: A

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Itís time for some Light Heavyweight action now.......and if Christopher Daniels Title reign isnít in danger tonight, it most certainly will be in three weeks time, because that shiny gold belt is going to be suspended 15 feet above the ring.....and virtually every member of the Light Heavyweight roster will have the opportunity to become the Champion, in the first ever multi man ladder match here in the WWF........

........thatís all going down at Wrestlemania however, tonight itís only Psychosis that gets a crack at the belt......and itís an unsuccessful crack at that, because Daniels puts him away with the Angels Wings to chalk up another Title defence for the Flock Member.

Winner: .....and STILL WWF Light Heavyweight Champion.......Christopher Daniels
Rating: B-

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We come back from commercial to find the trio of Ahmed Johnson and the Legion of Doom in the ring......old mumble mouth himself has the microphone, saying that last night, he and the LoD had the Million Dollar Corporation on the ropes, and they would have come away with the victory if not for two things.......The Corporations blatant cheating with weapons.......and the fact that Marc Mero......kinda dropped the ball.......

.......thereís a small smattering of booís to that comment, but Ahmed holds his hand up to quieten down the crowd, telling them to hold on, because heís got a solution to both of those problems.......and at Wrestlemania, he and the LoD have a new partner lined up.....and he ainít gonna drop the ball like Mero.......and as for weapons, why donít we take the cheating out of the occasion......because Ahmed, the LoD.....and their new partner......want to face the Corporation one more time.....in a good old fashioned, anything goes street fight......so bring the guitar......bring the Godwinís old slop buckets.......hell, bring the kitchen sink......it doesnít matter what you bring, because at Wrestlemania.......Million Dollar Chumps......youíre going down.

Rating: B+

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We head to the back once again, where Dok Hendrix is standing by with Chris Jericho and The Hardy Boys, ahead of their upcoming clash with Lance Storm, Edge and Christian........Dok begins to ask Jericho about last night, but Lionheart interrupts him, telling him that before he goes any further, he knows exactly what he is going to say.......and wants to take this opportunity to apologise for his actions and his behaviour......he says it was totally unprofessional, but after finding himself losing another match because of Lance Storm, something just snapped.......but itís ok, because heís got that all under control now........and tonight, Mr. Monotony himself, is going to get just a little taste of whatís in store for him at Wrestlemania......because Chris Jericho is finally going to make the Dullest Man in Canada submit to the Liontamer......and finally get that monkey off his back once and for all.

Rating: B

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Itís six man action now, as Chris Jericho does indeed got the chance to lay his hands on Lance Storm just a few weeks before they clash at Wrestlemania......not only that, but the Hardyís are out for revenge after the brutal assault one week ago at the hands of Edge and Christian.......in fairness however, Jeff Hardy is still clearly feeling the effects of not only the backstage assault at the hands of Christian, but the in ring assault at the hands of both Christian AND Edge, as he sacrificed his own body to protect his brother.......

.......Jericho is certainly fired up for this.....so much so that Storm spends a good portion of the match attempting to avoid his former Tag Team Partner, and only enters the fray when the heel team has isolated the already beaten down Jeff Hardy.......Hardy shouldnít be anywhere near a wrestling ring this week, his ribs are clearly damaged from numerous chair shots a week ago.......but heís here......and heís struggling to put up a fight.......so much so that Lance Storm finally makes the youngster submit with the Canadian Maple Leaf square in the middle of the ring......and there is nothing Chris Jericho can do about it.

Winner(s): Lance Storm, Edge and Christian
Rating: B

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Storm quickly bolts from the ring as soon as the bell rings and heads back up the aisle, smirking at Jericho as he goes. Both Jericho and Matt go and check on Jeff, whoís ribs are clearly bothering him......much like last night however, Chris is clearly furious at the loss and begins kicking the ring ropes again as Matt helps his brother to his feet......the elder Hardy tries to console Jericho, but Lionheart bats his hand away, before turning to berate Jeff, blaming him for the loss, stating that he should have tagged Jericho in.......

.........in Jeffís defence he does apologise to Chris, but Jericho is past the point of caring, and shoves Hardy hard in the chest, sending the youngster crashing to the mat clutching his ribs at the impact of the landing.......Matt jumps in front of his brother, pushing Jericho back and screaming ďwhat are you doing?Ē......but again Jericho bats the elder Hardy away, telling him to ďworry about your gimped out loser of a little brother down there......Iíll worry about myselfĒ.....before again kicking the bottom rope in frustration and heading to the back.

Rating: B

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Itís time for another match up now, and itís one that 12-13 months ago would have been another showcase for the Light Heavyweights, as this WOULD have been Avatar vs then Light Heavyweight Champion 2 Cold Scorpio......a year can make a big difference however, and Al Snow has gone through a lot of changes over the course of those 12 months......instead of the masked unknown we now have a three dimensional character who the crowd actually cares about.....and Head......donít forget about Head.....

........unfortunately for the peculiar pairing, they havenít had a whole lot to do ever since Al Snow was banished/released from Ravenís Flock......and while Raven should be top of Alís Christmas Card list for making him a household name, Mr. Snow could certainly do with a new programme around here.....thatís not going to happen three weeks before Wrestlemania however, so much like Goldust and Chris Candido, heís just going to have to wait until the ďbig oneĒ is out of the way......

......tonight heís in action though, and he makes the most of it, getting a good reaction as always.....unfortunately though, good reactions donít win matches, and Scorpio picked up the win with his Scorpio 360 Splash from the top, picking up some more momentum for the Nation, in a night that they have looked very strong.

Winner: Scorpio
Rating: B

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To the back we go, where we find Raven in a darkened room, surrounded by the Flock as he preaches his word to them......thereís a blast of light however, as the WWF Champion Shawn Michaels bursts through the door.....the Flock instantly surround Michaels, but Raven tells them to stand down.....and while he is clearly annoyed by the intrusion, he invites Michaels to state his intentions......

.......Shawn looks less happy about being surrounded by the Flock than the Flock look at his presence, but heís there for a reason, and that reason is to ensure that Raven inflicts plenty of this ďpainĒ that heís always talking about on Big Poppa Pump Scott Steiner tonight......

Ē........you heard what he said about you right? He said you had a womanís name.....and he was gonna make you his bitch......youíre not going to stand for that right?.........Ē

........Raven is silent for a moment, staring at Michaels with a blank look on his face, before glancing down at the WWF Title......

Ē.......sticks and stones Shawn, sticks and stones.....I learned a long time ago to stop caring what people thought about me.....Scott Steiner is a Neanderthal no doubt, but tell me, are you here because youíre concerned about my good name?.......(Raven glances down at the WWF Title once again)......or are you here because the hands of the many make light work for the few?.......Ē

........Raven says that is Shawn is looking for someone to make Scott Steiner suffer......to weaken Scott Steiner ahead of their Wrestlemania showdown.......then heís come to the right place.......but rest assured, Raven isnít doing it for him......Raven is doing it for Raven......because just like Rey Mysterio learned last night......

Ē.......the whole WWF.......shall feel my pain.......Quote the Raven......Nevermore......Ē

Rating: B+

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Raven must be pretty pleased with himself after last nights events.....not only did he pick up a victory over Rey Mysterio, then lay a vicious beat down on the youngster after the match......but he finally got what heís been after for months now......he finally got Mankind/The Dude/Mick, whatever you want to call him.....to submit to his dark side......he finally got Cactus Jack.......but where Raven presumably originally wanted Jack to do his bidding, he got a p*ssed off Cactus out for Ravenís blood......that canít end well for the leader of the Flock......

.......tonight however, he has bigger fish to fry......and by bigger I mean the biggest.....arms in the world that is.....because tonight, heís got Big Poppa Pump Scott Steiner. Youíve got to assume that Raven must be slightly disappointed that the Intercontinental Title isnít in the line here, but by the sounds of it Vince McMahon has already got Shawn Michaels pegged as a double champion, so the chances of anyone receiving a title shot between now and Wrestlemania are probably pretty slim.....

.......as far as matches go, this one was amazing, with both competitors performing at the very top of their games......Raven has taken his ascension to main event status in his stride, stepping right into the higher profile matches without missing a beat......and he certainly gave Scott Steiner the beating that Shawn Michaels was hoping for.......and so did the Flock at ringside, at every given opportunity......at least until........







.......the video screen flickers to life......and a bandaged up Dude Love appears, seemingly back in the Flocks locker room......Raven does not look impressed at the re-emergence of the Dude, having thought he had finally gotten rid of the Coolest Cat in the room once and for all........and instructs the Flock to depart post hast, get to the back........and beat the tie-dye off that idiot......

.........the Flock do indeed depart, following their Masters orders......unfortunately however, the distraction was enough for Steiner to lay out Raven with a stiff Frankensteiner, before locking in the Steiner Recliner.......

.......impressively Raven wonít quit however......in fact he looks like heís quite enjoying the pain.......despite his claims however heís only human......and while he wonít quit, he does finally succumb to the pain, passing out and giving Steiner the victory.

Winner: Scott Steiner
Rating: A

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Steiner heads to the back with another impressive victory in the bag......leaving Raven laying unconscious and alone in the middle of the ring........which is exactly the time that Cactus Jack comes out of the crowd.......Jim Ross speculates that unless Jack can be in two places at once, then clearly that footage was simply a ruse to get the Flock out of the equation.....

Jack rolls into the ring with a microphone in one hand and a steel chair in the other. He unfolds the chair and positions it in front of the still groggy Raven, before taking a seat and telling Raven that.........


Ē...........I warned you not to open Pandoraís Box......but you didnít listen.......you should have listened........why did you do it?.....WHY COULDNíT YOU LET ME REST.......IT HAD TO BE ABOUT YOU......WHAT ABOUT ME? WHAT ABOUT CACTUS JACK?........you wanted it.....and now youíve got it......you have no idea of the multitude of sins Iím going to inflict upon you......it didnít have to be this way......but now......thereís no other way.......what was it you told me Raven?.....this blood.....is on YOUR hands........Ē

........and with that Cactus back to his feet, just as Raven drags himself to a kneeling position......arms outstretched.....eyes glassy......but still with a huge smile on his face........at least until Cactus drags him to his feet.......and delivers a hard Double Underhook DDT onto the steel chair......Raven looks like heís having a seizure as his whole body shakes with the impact.....but Jack isnít done, as he positions Ravens head between his legs, pulls his body up by the back of his denim shorts......and drives his head into the steel once more with a Stump-Puller Piledriver.......and now Raven is out cold......as Jack kneels down beside him with the microphone to whisper in his ear........


Ē..........be careful what you wish for.......be careful WHO you wish for.......bang, bang!.......Ē

Rating: A

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We have a quick shot from what appears to be the parking lot of tonightís building, where Brian Pillman is gleefully slapping around some WWF underling next to a car. Pillman has finally had enough fun, finishing up by clipping the terrified backstage worker round the back of the head, before walking off, telling him that.......

Ē.........if you know whatís good for you, keep that car running and ready to go.......I wonít be long.......Ē

.......before heading back into the building.....Jim Ross says heís not sure what the Corporate Cannon has planned......but apparently it requires a hasty retreat......

Rating: N/A

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Itís time for the main event of the evening.....and what a main event it is, as Stone Cold Steve Austin faces off against the Phenom, The Undertaker, who is competing in his first match since his unsuccessful bid to capture the WWF Championship from Shawn Michaels back at the Royal Rumble.......his baby brother Kane arguably was the difference maker in the Deadmanís defeat that night.....and the brothers will collide once more at Wrestlemania, this time in a Last Man Standing match........Steve Austin on the other hand, doesnít even have a Wrestlemania opponent lined up.....at this rate the Brooklyn Brawler is going to get the biggest pay day of his career, because according to Vince McMahon, he may well be Austinís opponent......

.......when that bell rings though Austin only has eyes on the opponent in front of him, and tonight that opponent is the Undertaker. Itís always tricky to get the crowd invested in these face vs. face matches, but these two men are so massively popular that the crowd canít help but get involved......especially considering the fact that both men are giving their all in there......so much so that it looks as though we are going to get a Superplex attempt from the Deadman, who climbs up to the top as Austin is perched on the turnbuckle.........not that Stone Cold is going down easy, and the two men wind up grappling for position on the top rope........












.........which is when the Corporate Cannon comes running down the aisle, hopping onto the apron and gives both men an almighty shove that sends Austin and The Undertaker both crashing to the mat........leaving the official no choice but to call for the bell......

Winner: No Contest
Rating: B

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........Pillman is hopping up and down on the apron, cackling like a madman, waiting for Austin to get back to his feet........which is when he hops into the ring..........and punts Austin square in the balls......before turning and heading back up the aisle, presumably towards that waiting car........Taker finally pulls himself to his feet, and sees Austin down and clutching his groin.....he shakes his head before reaching down and pulling his opponent up, helping him to his feet........which is when Austin kicks him in the gut........and drops him with a Stone Cold Stunner........

..........Taker is down and out as Austin rolls out of the ring and makes his way up the aisle in the direction of Pillman.......the camera cuts to the back, where the Corporate Cannon has arrived at the parking lot, screaming at the backstage worker to Ē.....give me the keys.....Ē except the backstage worker isnít there.......and the car isnít running...........in fact, the car doesnít look like itís going to be running again.......all four tyres are slashed, every window is smashed, there is spray paint all over the body and interior......and there is smoke of some description pouring out from under the hood......and as Pillman screams, the camera zooms in on a small card placed slap bang on the dash, surrounded by broken glass........











...........just as Stone Cold Steve Austin comes flying into the parking lot, tackling Pillman into the side of the car and the two men drop to the ground, rolling around laying into each other with punch after punch, until Austin finally gets the upper hand, backdropping Pillman onto the hood of the car, leaving the Corporate Cannon to scramble off over the other side and bolt for the exit on foot........



.........back in the ring The Undertaker is still down, but ever so slowly coming around.......when the ringposts explode in a blaze of fire...........










........and Kane comes marching down to ringside, stepping over the top rope just as the Undertaker turns around.......and the Big Red Monster wraps a hand around his big brothers throat.......before Chokeslamming him hard into the mat.........Rick Rude is thrilled by this on commentary, and begins to count to ten, saying (in between counts) that if this was Wrestlemania, you would be looking at your winner in Kane.......

........amazingly though the Deadman sits bolt upright at seven, and is back to his feet before Rude can reach ten.......he is dazed and confused however.....and easy pickings for his brother to hoist him up.........and drive his skull into the mat with a devastating Tombstone........and this time Rude easily counts to ten.......as the show comes to a chaotic close.......and Kane is standing tall over his big brother The Undertaker.

Rating: A*

Final Rating: A

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