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Week 3, May 1997
Milwaukee County Stadium (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
ATT: 52,087
Buy: 1.47


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The show opens with the usual video package highlighting the roads travelled to get to where we are tonight.....Ric Flair and Arn Andersonís Tyre Iron tour of the WWF.....their no contest with the Hart Foundation at last months In Your House, along with Bret Harts dissatisfaction about feeling he is being constantly ďscrewed overĒ.......thereís a shot of Kevin Nash destroying Shawn Michaels, before Powerbombing him through the announce table in Canada, before offering his career up on the line tonight against Kane, in exchange for a WWF Contract that promises to always pay him one dollar more than the Heartbreak Kid.....we see Rick Rude offering to come out of retirement....Marc Meroís transformation into Marcus, Goldustís brand new stylist.....the Undertaker saving Cactus Jack on Raw......and finally a shot of Brian Pillman pinning the WWF Champion Scott Steiner in the middle of the ring just six days ago, before we go live to the arena......





.....and for the first time since October of last year, our Pay Per View announce team for the evening are Jim Ross.......and Jerry ďThe KingĒ Lawler......Ross welcomes Jerry back to the desk, telling him that itís good to have him back.....Jerry says itís good to be back, even if it IS just for one night......although, if Ravishing Rick Rude isnít careful tonight, there could very well be a permanent opening on the colour commentary position, because Bradshaw and the New Age Outlaws could very well put Rude out of commission once and for all.......

Rating: N/A

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Our opening contest is set to be a fiery affair.....because the Undertaker is out for blood.....Cactus loves carnage......Goldust always evokes a volatile reaction.....and Ahmed, Ahmed is looking to prove that heís the biggest and baddest dog in the yard.....four combustible elements that are about ready to explode......

.....itís not often that you see The Undertaker jerking the curtain on a Pay Per View, but if itís good enough for Shawn Michaels and the WWF Championship (which opened the February In Your House) then itís good enough for anyone......although the Undertaker did at LEAST make the final entrance for this one.....although the last time The Deadman and Cactus Jack shared a ring at one of our events, they were trying to destroy each other in a Casket Match, so quite how well they are going to co-exist is anybodies guess........but then itís clear that Ahmed Johnson is only tolerating the frankly disturbing Goldust because he needed a partner this evening.....

......speaking of Goldust, heís had somewhat of a resurgence as of late.....after a remarkably quiet post injury 1996, heís back with a bang in all of his bizarre glory, even bringing Marc Mero over to the dark side.....or rather, bringing Marcus over to the gold side if you will.....although the personal stylist of the Androgynous One is rather conspicuous by his absence here.......not that ringside isnít crowded enough, what with Paul Bearer, Jim Cornette AND Marlena on the floor....

......the match itself was pretty good.....Ahmed looked like a monster as he tossed Cactus around the place.....and the Undertaker looked just as impressive doing the same to Goldust......but eventually these two big bulls finally butted heads, and that was when this one broke down into something a little different that your usual tag team match.....because with Goldust and Cactus as your legal men, Taker and Ahmed took it to the floor, where they proceeded to beat the living hell out of each other, with neither man giving an inch as they battled from one side of the ring to the other, back again and halfway up the aisle......which essentially turned this from a tag team match, to a singles match with a brawl going on in the background.....

.....the official doesnít seem to know which action to focus on, so he finally decides to disregard the Undertaker and Ahmed entirely, focusing on the action in the ring.....but even then he still manages to get distracted by Jim Cornette......


















.......which means he misses the arrival of Marcus entirely.....as the rather flamboyant stylist comes running down the aisle (successfully managing to avoid the still brawling Ahmed and Undertaker) where he hops up onto the apron, delivering that lightning fast left handed jab that sends Cactus staggering backwards and into the waiting arms of Goldust and the Curtain Call.......and three seconds later, we have a winner.....

Winner(s): Ahmed Johnson & Goldust
Rating: A

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......while Goldust and his motley crew celebrate in the ring, the action is still going on in the aisle....The Undertaker doesnít know heís just lost this match, likewise Ahmed doesnít know heís just won.....nor does either man care.....because currently they are still beating the crap out of each other.....they battle all the way up to the entrance ramp, where the Deadman gets backdropped onto the steel. Ahmed drops down and begins to pound on the skull of the Undertaker with those big soup-bone fists, before picking the Deadman up and positioning him for the Pearl River Plunge.....

......this time itís Ahmedís turn to go for a ride however, as Taker backdrops his rival high in the air, crashing him down onto steel behind him. Ahmed struggles back to his feet, staggering backwards towards the edge of the stage.....and he may well have fallen off, had the Undertaker not momentarily saved him......I say momentarily, because the Deadman wraps his hand around the throat of Ahmed, lifts him high in the air......and ChokeslamĎs him right off the stage and down to the (gimmicked crash mat) floor below.......

......the Undertaker drops to one knee in that signature pose and the crowd erupts, as Jim Ross screams on commentary that The Deadman just broke Ahmed Johnson completely in half.......but remarkably, through the wreckage below, the hulking frame of Ahmed slowly begins to stir, and to the Undertakers disbelief the mountain of a man begins to drag himself back to his feet.....it doesnít look as though Ahmed Johnson has finished with the Undertaker.....and even as Jim Cornette pleads with him to save it for another day, it looks as though heís heading back towards the Phenom.....

......fortunately for both men, clearly the top brass have decided that itís in both menís best interest if they are kept apart for the time being, because before Ahmed can make it any further, a large group of backstage personal come charging out from the back to restrain the furious Ahmed Johnson......Ahmed may not be able to physically get to the Undertaker now, but that doesnít stop him from screaming threats up at the Deadman, who is still positioned above on the entrance ramp.....who has clearly heard enough.....because he takes a few steps back.......before running forward, and in a scene reminiscent of one of his trademark dives over the top rope to the floor, the Undertaker leaps and soars off the stage, crashing down onto Ahmed and the group of people below.....

......in reality, this dive was probably safer than that over the top rope dive that the Undertaker usually performs, since the entrance ramp isnít really that high, but visually it looked amazing and the crowd lost their s*it, exploding to their feet the moment the Deadman leapt......and now everyone is down.....and as more backstage workers flood the area looking to keep these two behemoths apart, Jim Ross sends us to a promo video for next months King of the Ring, while we try and restore some order around here.

Rating: A

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It's back to the action now, as two former WWF Light Heavyweight Champions clash.....it's Rey Mysterio facing off against the man he eliminated from last months Intercontinental Four Way Match, as well as the man that ultimately cost him the WWF Intercontinental Championship, Chris Jericho. Jericho has undergone quite the metamorphosis as of late, from the mild mannered Lion Heart to the egotistical Ayatollah of RocknRolla, and he didn't take to kindly to Mysterio pinning him clean as a whistle in the middle of the ring.....so much so that he assaulted the little luchador with a steel chair to cost him the match, then further assaulted him after the bell and in the weeks leading up to tonight's match......

.....and what a match it was.....say what you want about Rey Mysterio's size or his position on the card, but he's had two big matches on Pay Per View and he's delivered in both of them....first against Raven back at February's In Your House event, and now tonight....because he and Jericho tore the house down in a match that far exceeded my expectations....not that I was expecting a bad match by any means, both of these men are fantastic workers, I just wasn't expecting the reaction that they got from the crowd. Jericho's gradual turn from white meat babyface to cocky heel has done wonders for his career, and Mysterio's showing against Jericho tonight will have done wonders for HIS career.....

.....Jericho has toned down his aerial manoeuvres as of late, after all, it's difficult to be an effective heel if the crowd are popping for every spectacular move that you do, but he busts them all out in this one in an effort to match pace with his quicker opponent, while Rey is at his high flying best as usual. These men may be on very different levels when it comes to their perceived position on the roster, (Rey down at the midcard level while Jericho is a flat out main eventer) but you wouldn't know it by the way the match went on, it was a very back and forth affair with both men coming only millimetres away from the win.....Jericho even locked the newly christened Walls of Jericho in, but Mysterio was far to close to the ropes.....Jericho released the hold only long enough to drag Rey back to the middle of the ring, where he again tried to hook the legs to apply the Walls, but Mysterio was able to reverse that into a cradle for as close to a three count as you're going to see......

.....in the end however, it was Jericho that picked up the victory, although be it under rather dubious circumstances....because as Mysterio attempted a springboard hurricanrana on his opponent, Jericho was able to reach up and twist Rey's mask to one side, obscuring his view......and while an unseeing Mysterio WAS able to catch Jericho's foot on a kick attempt, he didn't see the second one coming in the form of an enzuguri, that knocks Rey to the mat where Jericho once again locks in the Walls of Jericho.....this time there is no escape, and despite Mysterio's best efforts, he has little choice but to concede the match right in the middle of the ring.

Winner: Chris Jericho
Rating: A

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Jericho is thrilled with his victory, tossing Mysterio to the outside as he still attempts to readjust his mask. He hams it up in the ring, celebrating like he's just won the most important match of his career, before dropping to the outside for a victory lap of the ring.....he comes to a halt at the timekeepers table, where he collects a microphone and returns to the ring. He first of all makes sure to tell the crowd that they are welcome......he knows how grateful they are to have witnessed such a monumental display of athleticism and quite frankly, heroism.....so they're very welcome....

.....obviously the crowd disapproves of Jericho's showboating, and they let him know it, but Jericho is seemingly oblivious, telling the fans not to boo Rey Mysterio like that.....

".....the little guy tried, he really did.....but that's the problem.....he's just a little guy, and while your hero Chris Jericho may have cut his teeth here in the Light Heavyweight division, obviously with this historic victory tonight, the Ayatollah of RocknRolla has proved that he is THE best Light Heavyweight wrestler in the world today......"

.....Chris continues by saying that because of this, it's only fair that he officially retires from Light Heavyweight competition, and let the little guys fight it out amongst themselves, because clearly, Chris Jericho is bigger.....and better.....than the entire division baby.

Rating: B+

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It's time for our next match now, but before we get there we have our entrances.....and while Bradshaw storms to the ring as usual, The Outlaws appear to have some new music....or a new entrance in general, because the Road Dogg is talking his way down to the ring......

"........Oh, you didn't know?..........Your ass betta call somebody.....It's me, it's me.....it's that d. o double g......"

.....he spends the entire walk down the aisle putting down tonight opponents, before telling the sound guy to.....

".......cut the damn music.......Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages. The World Wrestling Federation proudly brings to you its soon to be WWF tag team champions of the world.......The Road Dogg Jesse James.....The Bad Ass Billy Gunn......The New....Age.....Outlaws........and since tonight we're out here to try and make the old guys look fresh and new, we thought we'd go step further, take an old quote and make it better.....tell em Billy......"


".....because if you ain't down with the New Age Outlaws, we got two words for ya........Suck it......"








.....their opponents make their way out next, and it's the moment of truth for Ravishing Rick Rude.....can he really still compete in today's WWF....or should he have stayed behind the commentary desk in relative safety? Perfect and Windham make their entrances.....and finally Rude, who struts down the aisle looking like he never missed a beat, climbing into the ring and snatching the microphone away from the Road Dogg, to declare that.....

".......what I'd like to have right now.........is for you three fat.....out of shape.....new generation greaseballs.....keep the noise down, while I take my robe off.....and show all the ladies what a real sexy man is supposed to look like......hit my music....."

......which that Rude's stripper music starts to play, and it's time to see just how hard he has been training for this in ring return.....and as soon as that robe parts, it's clear that the Ravishing one is as in shape now as he's ever been......the question is, can he still go? That's what we are about to find out......

Rating: B+

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The New Age Outlaws and Bradshaw have been tormenting their former mentors for months now, and while Perfect and Windham HAVE had their fair share of success, it's their one time protťgťs that have impressed the most, and have all seen their stock rise considerably as a result of Windham and Perfects willingness to make sure that these three look every bit the big names that we want them to be.....tonight another future Hall of Famer has joined the fight, the question is, can he still go?

....the match itself went about as well as could be expected, especially since it was following two exceptionally good matches, and the fact that it was one of the shortest bouts on the card due to the fact that we really didn't know what Rick Rude could do....turns out we shouldn't have worried so much and actually listened to Rick when he said he was ready to go.....for the record, that was somewhat the story of the match too, with both Windham and Perfect seemingly reluctant to involve their partner in the action, out of concern for what could happen to his back......that also played into the finish of the match.....

.....because despite insisting that he was ready to go, his close friend Mr. Perfect refused to tag him in, instead going on a long flurry of offence, punctuated by setting Billy Gunn up for the Perfect-Plex.....before he can hit it though, Rude has seemingly seen enough and in an act of frustration, grabs hold of Perfect from behind, before dropping him with the Rude Awakening.......Gunn makes the cover, as Bradshaw and Road Dogg ensure Windham can't make the save.....and three seconds later it's another big win for the Outlaws and Bradshaw.

Winner: The New Age Outlaws & Bradshaw
Rating: B

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While the Outlaws celebrate their victory, Bradshaw simply walks to the back...(he's got a victory, he could care less about celebrating it in front of these morons).....Windham asks Rude what the hell he's doing, before going to check on Perfect, while Rude tells both Windham and Perfect that they should have given him more of the match, he said he was good to go, and like Perfect just found out....he is better than ever.....

.....Rude turns and heads back to the locker rooms, while The Road Dogg picks up a microphone for the second time this evening.....he says that the Outlaws just beat the ghosts of wrestling past, now it's time to show the world why The Road Dogg Jesse James, and The Bad Ass Billy Gunn, are tag team wrestlings future......he says that it's time to inject some new blood into those gold belts, after all, tonight's competitors in the Tag Team Title match have a combined age of about a hundred and eighty.....which is why the New Age Outlaws are officially challenging the winner of the Hart Foundation/Flair and Anderson match, for a shot at those belts next month.....at the King of the Ring......

"......because there's some new Royalty in the tag team division, and you're looking at them, King Ass the first, and his Royal Highness the Duke of Doobies......and I'm telling you now, at the King of the Ring, we WILL be your next WWF Tag Team Champions......."

".....and if you're not down with that....."
continues Gunn, ".....then we got two words for ya.......Suck it....."

Rating: B+

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It's now time for the first of the five title matches that we will be seeing this evening.....and for the Nation of Domination, this is a very important match.....because if Faarooq can retain his Intercontinental Championship here against Marty Jannetty, then it gives his two stable mates a serious confidence boosters ahead of their own upcoming Championship matches.....of course, should Faarooq lose, then it may not bode well for the Nation's claims that the Intercontinental Title was going to be the first of many Championships for the Nation of Domination.....

.....the match itself was kind of meh if truth be told.....easily the worst match of the night.....both Faarooq and Jannetty have been in some spectacular matches.....those were both involving workers of the calibre of Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart however, opponents that could carry both men and hide their flaws....and while neither Jannetty or Faarooq are terrible workers, they aren't the Hitman or the Heartbreak Kid either......couple that with the fact that this was in reality a little bit of a cobbled together match, and you really had a recipe for disaster......

.....I would really have liked a stronger opponent for Faarooq's first title defence, but Jannetty did his job and served his purpose, and while no one really expected the Faarooq to lose, Jannetty was a former Intercontinental and Tag Team Champion, with enough credibility that there was at least an outside chance of him upsetting the Nation leader......he didn't.....but the possibility was there.....as it was Faarooq finished the man off with the Dominator, giving the Nation their first win of the evening.

Winner: and Still WWF Intercontinental Champion.....Faarooq
Rating: B-

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The King takes a breather from the commentary table next, announcing that he'd like to bring out a man now who's causing quite a few raised eyebrows around here.....and all from the front row of the crowd.....with that being said, it might be time to batten down the hatches and welcome his guest tonight, as he steps INSIDE a WWF ring for the first time ever.....the Worlds Most Dangerous Man, Ken Shamrock......

......Shamrock makes his way down the aisle to a decent reception....he's certainly not an unknown commodity, but there is still a good portion of the audience that have never seen a UFC fight in their life and other than what they have seen of him on Raw, have no idea really who Ken is.....

......The King thanks Shammy for coming out, before saying that he's caused quite a few problems around here recently, especially where the Million Dollar Corporation are concerned.....Ken stops the King there though, telling him that in actual fact, he hasn't caused ANY trouble.....he's just been sat at ringside enjoying all the great action of the World Wrestling Federation, just like any other fan......it's the Million Dollar Corporation, and more specifically Rich Steiner, that's been causing all the problems.....Jerry asks Ken if that all he is then.....a fan? Shamrock smiles at that, saying that actually he WAS just a fan.......but now is as good a time as any to announce that he has just signed a contract to perform here in the World Wrestling Federation as an active competitor, so it won't be long until Ken swaps that eight sided ring for the four sided square circle.....and just as he was a Champion in the UFC, Kens going to be looking for gold here in the WWF.....





















.....that comment brings out the man who's seemingly had a problem with Shamrock these last few weeks.....and that man is Rich Steiner, along with the rest of the Million Dollar Corporation....the five men enter the ring and surround Shamrock, who to his credit doesn't back down an inch as Rich Steiner gets right up in his face. DiBiase talks for his client, telling Shamrock that he may have noticed that he and the rest of the Corporation have been very active in ensuring that Rich Steiner hasn't torn him apart for sticking his nose in business that had nothing to do with him......and there was a very good reason for that......see as one of these common fans, if Rich Steiner knocked your head off your shoulders, that would leave the entire Million Dollar Corporation open to litigation.....and the Million Dollar Man is nothing if not a business man......but as an active competitor......well, Rich Steiner can do whatever he wants.....the whole Corporation can do whatever they want.....and legally, there's nothing Shamrock can do about it.....

.....you'd think that would worry Ken....but they don't call him the worlds most dangerous man for nothing, and he tells DiBiase that all of that may be true.....but it also means that Ken Shamrock can do whatever he wants.....to them......

.....and figuring that the best form of defence is a good offence, Shamrock turns and clocks both Mark Canterbury and Dennis Knight square in the jaw, before turning his attention to Steiner, hammering blow after blow into the Michigan Native.....unfortunately that still leaves Jeff Jarrett, who blindsides Shamrock from behind, and soon, he and Steiner have overwhelmed the UFC star, stomping him to the mat.......






















......at least until Matt and Jeff, The Hardy Boys come running down the aisle......they knock Southern Justice back down, before sliding into the ring and putting a stop to the two on one assault, fighting off Jarrett and Steiner long enough for Shamrock to get back to his feet.....and as The Hardy's clothesline Double J to the outside, Ken catches hold of Steiner, tossing him halfway across the ring with an overhead belly to belly suplex.....

....the Corporation bail to the outside, and despite Rich Steiner's protests, DiBiase decides that to retreat would be the best course of action right now, as he orders his men to the back, while Shamrock and the Hardy's celebrate in the ring.

Rating: A

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So it's time for our second title match of the evening, and the second of three title matches involving Nation of Domination members, as it's time for the Rock to attempt to become the champion of the people of Europe.....although current European Champion the British Bulldog may have something to say on the matter, because the Rock has made it perfectly clear that he is hardly a fan of Europe, and that includes Davey's homeland, Great Britain.....

.....it's a testament to how far the Rock has come in a short time, six months ago he turned his back on his own father to align with the Nation of Domination, and in hindsight it was a great career move, because six months ago this would have also been little more than a squash match for the Bulldog.....tonight, not only is it a very competitive match, it's also a very, very good match.....Rocky has improved in leaps and bounds, and his heel persona as a whole is on another level compared to his generic face work, all accredited to two things.....natural ability, and the fact that Jerry Lawler took it upon himself to mentor the new kid on the block, and if there's anyone that knows how to play a good heel, it's The King.....

.....you've got to assume that while fully focused on this match, there's got to be something niggling in the back of Davey's mind, what with he and brother in-law Bret Hart hardly being on the best of terms right now, but if he wants to walk out of here tonight still as the Champion, then he'd better concentrate on his opponent, because the Nation of Domination are on a mission to prove their superiority here tonight.....and The Rock has the added advantage of Kama at ringside with him......and ultimately, that's what tipped the match in his favour.....

.....because with the Rock over his shoulder, ready to deliver what should have been a match ending Running Powerslam, Davey backs into the corner to give himself room to run.....which is when Kama catches hold of his ankle.....and as Davey staggers forward, The Rock slips out of his grasp.....lands behind him......spins him around.......and delivers the Rock Bottom for the one, the two and the three......and just like that the Nation are two for two, and the Rock has his first taste of Championship gold here in the WWF.

Winner: and New WWF European Champion.....The Rock
Rating: B+

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It's time to go to the back......way into the back......so far into the back actually that we are OUT of the back and into the foyer of the building, where Dok Hendrix is walking past fans, concession stands, food vendors and public restrooms, until he finally comes to a large group of a rather rowdy section of the crowd who have huddled around something......or rather someone.....three someone's......












.....because in the heart of the crowd, backdropped by the sight of four local police officers, are the Wolfpac, Scott Hall, Sean Waltman.....and a half dressed Kevin Nash.....the three men are sitting around on deck chairs, while bags are scattered around on the floor at their feet......

.....Dok fights his way through the crowd, finally reaching the 'Pac....where he asks Kevin Nash what is going on.....

"......what's going on? What does it look like is going on?......I'm getting ready for my match......"


".......yeah but......here?......."


"........why not? It's not like I can go in the locker room......these four fine officers of the law, and Shawn Michaels restraining order have made sure of that......"



.....Nash says that apparently, Mr. Michaels is somewhat nervous this evening....and due to the amount of pacing he's doing in the back there, there's no telling when Nash might accidentally get within fifty feet of him.....

.....Nash says that a special amendment has been put in place to the order, stating that Kevin is allowed inside the arena for the duration of his match ONLY......unless he happens to win obviously, in which case, well......the restraining order becomes null and void......

"......and then Shawn, that's when the fun begins little buddy......"

.......Nash stands to his feet and begins to unfasten his pants, before stopping and looking at Hendrix.....

".......it's about that time Dok, do you want to get out of here so I can finish getting my gear on? Unless you want these camera's finding out the same thing that these fans are about to find out......and that's why they call me 'Big' Sexy......."

.....Nash finishes undoing his pants and begins to pull them down, just as Dok grabs the cameraman and drags him out of the shot, where Dok sends us quickly to another hype package for the King of the Ring.

Rating: A

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Contract or Career

And we're back......and it's time to make or break the career of Kevin Nash.....as he goes one on one with the Big Red Problem Solver Kane.....and this is going to go one of two ways for Kevin Nash, either very well.....by which he defeats Kane, Vince McMahon tears up Shawn Michaels restraining order.....and hands Big Sexy a contract that guarantees that he will ALWAYS be paid ONE dollar more than The Heartbreak Kid.......or Kane defeats Nash.....and he's done....that's it. No more coming to Raw, no more appearing on WWF TV or Pay Per View.....but more importantly, no appearing on ANYBODIES television or events......because Big Sexy Kevin Nash, will be forced to retire......

.....this is a big gamble for Nash. He's not competed since the Royal Rumble match back in January, almost four months ago.....so not only is ring rust a real possibility, he's also in there with Kane, the unstoppable monster that even the Undertaker can't tame....so quite what Nash has planned is anyone's guess.....although whatever it is he has planned, he's doing it alone, because neither Scott Hall nor Sean Waltman are accompanying him to the ring.....the King remarks that they are probably still in the lobby making sure these Milwaukee fans aren't going through Nash's bags.....

.....Kane however is not alone, as Vince McMahon has opted to join the commentary team for this one.....Nash makes sure to check that McMahon has held up his half of the bargain, and sure enough the WWF owner produces two documents.....one, Shawn Michaels restraining order.....and two, Kevin Nash's brand new contract, freshly printed and awaiting McMahons signature.....

.....I was initially worried about how this match was going to turn out.....after all, big man vs big man matches can be notoriously hit and miss.....that and neither of these men are exactly known for their ability to carry a match.....and truth be told, we ran this match on a couple of House shows on the run up to this event.....and the bouts didn't go especially well.....what they did do however was allow us to eliminate most of the kinks.....work out the ideal match time....and made for a much, much better match tonight......

......Nash started strong, but little he did had an effect on the monster. He rocked the big man, but even a big boot only dropped Kane down to one knee, and when he got back to his feet he levelled Big Sexy with a hard throat thrust. From there on in Kane went on the attack, although it was mainly kick/punch offence, because Nash isnít known for taking the big bumps.....he does get bodyslammed to the mat hard however, followed by Kane mounting the top rope and flying with an impressive Clothesline....doubly impressive given Kaneís seven foot frame.....

.....Nash looks to be in a lot of trouble, and McMahon is practically giddy with glee, stating that this is why Kane is his personal problem solver.....unfortunately Kane has a problem of his own, because in a last ditch show of desperation, Big Sexy drops to one knee and almost lifts The Big Red Monster out of his boots with a massive low blow.....and Kane may be a monster, but a low blow is a low blow and he doubles over in pain......Nash instantly tries to deliver a Jacknife, but heís taken too much punishment and canít get the big man up.....

.....instead Nash lays in a number of clubbing blows to the back of the monster, before going on a run of offence, finally dropping the Monster with a Snake Eyes/Big Boot combination, before signalling for the Jacknife once more......


























.......which is when Shawn Michaels comes running down the aisle......Jim Ross questions first, how Michaels can be out here considering that the restraining order dictates that Nash needs to be fifty feet away from him at all times......and secondly, what heís planning, because a disqualification victory for Nash is still a victory none the less......McMahon tells Ross not to concern himself with such matters.....and as Michaels picks up a steel chair and slides into the ring, the announcer suddenly declares over the microphone that this match on order of Vince McMahon, is now under no disqualification rules......

.......McMahon chuckles on commentary, as Jim Ross spits out that it was a damn set up all along, McMahon is going to screw Kevin Nash, just like he screwed the Hart Foundation and Steve Austin at the Survivor Series......Michaels suddenly tosses the chair down with a smile on his face, backing into the corner and waiting for Nash to turn around, before letting loose with some Sweet Chin Music........which Nash sidesteps......and Michaels foot connects with the jaw of Kane, just as Nashís Big Boot connects with the skull of Michaels, knocking the Heartbreak Kid down and to the outside.....

......Nash turns to face Kane, who is staggering but yet to go down....before noticing the steel chair on the mat.....Nash picks the weapon up, before smashing it against the skull of Kane.....once.....twice.....and the third time finally knocks The Big Red Monster to one knee.....Nash tosses the chair to one side, before positioning Kane for the Jacknife and Powerbombing the seven footer to the mat.....and as McMahon stands to his feet with his hands on his head, Nash makes the cover for the one, the two......and the three.

Winner: Kevin Nash
Rating: B+

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The bell rings, and McMahon clearly realised that his best laid plans have gone astray.....especially when the hulking frame of Kevin Nash appears in front of him with a cocky smirk on his face......McMahon tries to snatch up both the restraining order and the contract from the desk, but Nash placed one big gloved hand over the top of both items, before grabbing Vince by the scrubs of the neck and shoving him back to his seat. He hands his new employer a pen, telling him to sign the contract......which with a shaking hand McMahon does. Nash leans over and signs his own name, before turning and looking at a still groggy Shawn Michaels.....telling Vince that he knows what he has to do next......

.....Vince looks down at the restraining order, before shaking his head, telling Nash that he wonít do it......Nashís reply is pretty to the point, telling Vince that he can rather tear it up, or Big Sexy is going to make him eat it.....reluctantly Vince tears the paper in half.....and just like that, Shawn Michaels protection goes with it.....and the Heartbreak Kid realises it, as a look of horror breaks out on his face.......and as he scurries quickly to the back, Nash picks up a microphone, telling Shawn......

Ē......hey Boy Toy......you can run but you canít hide......Iíll tell you what though, Iím gonna go to the back.....Iím going to take a shower......Iím going to get dressed in the privacy of the locker room......and then if youíre still around when Iím done.......youíre a dead man.....Ē

......with that Nash pats Vince roughly on the back, picks up his shiny new contract....and heads up the aisle with a huge smile on his face.

Rating: B+

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Title match number three of the evening now, and title match number three for the Nation of Domination, who are looking to add the Light Heavyweight Title to their growing number of Championship belts......and young Billy Kidman might be in for a long night, because Scorpio is joined at ringside by Faarooq, (Intercontinental Championship around his waist) The Rock, (European Championship around his waist) Kama and Nelson.....thatís a lot of manpower in the floor....

......Kidman has impressed a lot of people as of late during this reign, and heís not been shy of defending of his title either. This was a good match too.....both men really impressed, putting on a great display, and despite the manpower on the floor Kidman didnít let it distract him from his game plan.....but thatís not to say the rest of the Nation didnít have an influence on the match.....in fact they had a rather large hand in the finish......

.....because after Kidman delivered a sit down spine buster to Scorpio near the corner, he climbed up to the top rope, before flying off with the Shooting Star Press.....unfortunately Kama and The Rock had taken it upon themselves to distract the official.....which meant the referee didnít see Faarooq pull Scorpio out of harms way......he didnít see Kidman crash into nothing but mat......and he certainly didnít see Big Nelson climb into the ring to drop a huge splash on the fallen Kidman.....he did however see Scorpio connect with the 450 splash.....and he did see the man make the cover......and three seconds later, we ALL saw a brand new, two time Light Heavyweight Champion In Scorpio.

Winner: and New WWF Light Heavyweight Champion.....Scorpio
Rating: B

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Faarooq snatches the Light Heavyweight Championship from the timekeeper, before climbing into the ring with the rest of the Nation, handing the title over to Kama, who straps it around the waist of Scorpio. Faarooq tells the crowd that this proves exactly what heís been saying all along, that all the Nation needs is ONE fair shot.....because as much as the WWF try, you canít keep a good brother down for long......Jim Ross remarks, that not only was Scorpios win tonight anything BUT fair, but the fact that both he and Faarooq are now two time Champions suggests that maybe the Nation havenít been as held back and held down as Faarooq would have you believe......

.....Faarooq continues however, stating that while the New Age Outlaws may THINK they are next in line for a Championship opportunity, itís actually Kama and Nelson that are going to get that shot.....and theyíre going to get it.....by any means necessary.....before the Nation raise their fists in unison, as Jim Ross sends us to the back where there appears to be some kind of situation developing......

Rating: A

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.......and that situation seems to be the Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels, running through the halls of the building, dragging Sunny behind him......the pair are stumbling and staggering in their haste, glancing desperately over their shoulder every few seconds.....as a loud Ē.....Shawnnnnnnnn.....where are you buddy......Ē echos our behind them.....and as the camera pans back we see Big Sexy Kevin Nash ambling slowly along behind them......

......Nash is in no hurry, and clearly enjoying himself as he watches the WWFís power couple run for their lives, before they finally reach the parking lot and dive into a waiting car, which spins itís wheels before screeching out of the area and out of harms way......Nash slowly walks into shot smiling, before turning to the camera and holding his contract up, telling Shawn he can run.....but he canít hide......because Big Sexy is back, and heís here to stay........

Ē......see you tomorrow night pal......Ē

Rating: B+

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Two matches to go, and theyíre both Title matches, because up next, the Hart Foundation put the Tag Team Championships on the line, against two men that took them to the very wire last month, The Nature Boy Ric Flair and The Enforcer Arn Anderson.....Flair and Anderson have been very busy in their short tenure here in the WWF, starting with a vicious backstage assault on Owen Hart, taking out his knee with a Tyre Iron in a two on one attack.....an attack that Owen has not been seen of since......from there the Hitman was next on their list......while WWF Champion Scott Steiner and Wolfpac members Hall and Waltman have both felt pain at the hands of the two veterans.....

......Owen IS back tonight however.....although he doesnít look in great shape as he limps down the aisle along side his brother......and while the Harts have those Tag Team Titles wrapped around their waist, Lawler remarks that they might not have them for much longer, because neither Owen or Bret look to be in particularly great shape......

......last months match between these two teams was fantastic.....this match was good, very good.....but it wasnít quite on the level that last months was.....but that was more down to the story of the match than anything else.....because the story of the match was Bretís unwillingness to Tag his brother into the match, citing his bad knee as a reason to keep him on the sidelines.....because of this, Bret went it alone from the moment the bell rang.....and while he certainly started out strong, you are never going to have a great deal of success against Flair and Anderson....certainly not for long periods of time.....in a two on one situation.....and while Owenís knee may have been injured coming into the match, the Hitmanís knee wasnít in much better shape.....and obviously that was a target for the former Horsemen, with Arn Anderson in particular being renowned for isolating a limb and working it over.....

......Bret could actually have tagged himself out of danger on a number of occasions, but each time chose to attempt to continue the match to spare his brother......eventually however he had no choice but to relent, and brought his brother into the fray.....Owen steps through the ropes however, and Flair instantly kicks at the knee, dropping Owen to the mat......and after spending less than 20 seconds in the match, Flair clearly decides its time to lock in the Figure Four on Owen.....and take home the gold......

......Flair reaches down to grab the legs.....and thatís when Owen reaches up......pulls Flair down in a small package and locks it in tight as the official counts one, two, three........

......Flair and Anderson look shocked, while Bret has a smirk on his face while Owen Hart stands to his feet.....where he jumps up and down over enthusiastically......clearly there is absolutely nothing wrong with his knee.....and as he snatches up the Tag Team Titles and walks to the back with his brother, Jim Ross declares that the Hart Foundation just taught the dirtiest player in the game a new trick.....because clearly this was a set up all along, and Owen Hartís knee was just fine.

Winner(s): and Still WWF Tag Team Champions.....The Hart Foundation
Rating: B+

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Following that show of deception from the Hart Foundation, we air a quick promo package hyping up our main event.....itís really nothing more than a brief clip of Steiner and Pillman cutting promos, spliced between shots of the two fighting, ending on a shot of Brian Pillman standing with his hands held in the air in victory after scoring a pinfall victory over the WWF Champion just six days ago on Raw.

Rating: B+

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Itís time for the main event of the evening now, as Big Poppa Pump Scott Steiner puts the World Wrestling Federation Championship on the line against The Corporate Cannon Brian Pillman.....twelve months ago, these two men competing for the WWF Title would have been unthinkable.....Scott Steiner was still considered as nothing more than a Tag Team Wrestler, while Brian Pillman was just another face in the middle of the card......how things have changed, because not only is Scotty a very credible World Champion, but Brian Pillman is arguably one of the biggest names here in the WWF, and one of the most recognisable names in wrestling today......and itís because of this, that Scottís short reign as Champion is very much in jeopardy......

......last month Scott Steiner has a guaranteed five star match of the year contender against Shawn Michaels, and while this match does not quite hold up to that one, it certainly doesnít come far behind......because this really was an exceptional bout....Steinerís psychology has come so far since his solo run, that long gone are the days that he needed someone in there with him to guide him along his way.....but if he DID need a helping hand, Brian Pillman could certainly have been the man to do it, because heís no slouch in the psychology department himself.....

......with Kevin Nash picking up the win earlier tonight, which in turn earned him a brand new contract here in the WWF, Vince will be looking to Brian Pillman to improve his evening, by bringing the WWF Championship back from around the waist of a Champion that McMahon believes is unsuitable to represent his company.....itís a big ask though, after all Scott Steiner is the only man who can say they have not one, not two.....but three pinfall victories over the Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels......but then Brian Pillman can also lay claim to having a pinfall victory over Shawn, and the only televised one on one victory in over eighteen months too.....no small feat in itself.....

.....Steiner is in a bad mood tonight, and he enjoys tossing Pillman around the ring to open this match, really showing his strength against the smaller man.....but Pillman is nothing if not a crafty S.o.B, and Scotty still has a bum knee courtesy of Flair and Anderson.......and their trusty Tyre Iron.....so much like with Bret Hart in our previous match, itís the leg that Pillman works over.....not that it should come as any surprise considering the fact that Pillman has teamed with Arn Anderson on numerous occasions in the past....Steiner manages to fight back however, and it looks like heís going to put Pillman away with a big Steinerline......except Pillman moves, and itís the official that goes down....and goes down hard......followed by Steiner.....who gets a steel chair folded across his back as he is checking on the condition of the referee, followed by a second blow across the back of his head that puts him down......

......still with the weapon in hand.....and the official down......Pillman gets a mad glint in his eye as he takes Steinerís bad leg and slides it inside the steel chair......and itís obvious what The Corporate Cannon has in mind......no itís not Clobbering Time.....itís Pillmanizing Time.........

























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......or maybe not......because much like on Raw, Stone Cold Steve Austin is in the building.....and marching down the aisle.....

.....Austin slides into the ring, where heís met with a knee to the back of the head by Pillman, who drags him to his feet, whipping him into the ropes....Austin ducks the Clothesline attempt however, before landing a Thesz Press on to Pillman, before raining blows against the skull of the man who put his leg in plaster back at Wrestlemania.....

......Steiner is slowly regaining his bearings over the opposite side of the ring as Austin drags Pillman to his feet.....kicks him in the gut......and drops him with a Stone Cold Stunner.....before flipping the Corporate Cannon off and rolling back out of the ring.....Austin makes his way around the other side of the ring and begins shaking the official back to his senses, as Steiner slowly get back to their feet.....

......Scotty sees Pillman down, and clearly has no idea as to why.....but heís not about to look a gift horse in the mouth, dragging his opponent to his feet and whipping him into the ropes......connecting with a Frankensteiner that drives Pillmanís skull into the mat, before making the cover as the official slowly drags himself over to register the one..........the two..........and very slowly, the three.......this one is over.

Winner: and Still WWF Champion.....Scott Steiner
Rating: A

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A very groggy Steiner gets his hand raised in victory, still clearly feeling the effects of those chair shots from Pillman and gets a look of confusion on his face when Austin climbs into the ring with the WWF Championship in his hand......Stone Cold walks over to Steiner, and stares down at the WWF Title......before finally handing it over to Scotty......Scott takes hold of the belt, but Austin doesnít seem to want to let go, and the two man eye each other, each with a hand on the title, neither backing down an inch......until finally Austin lets go of the belt just long enough to shove Steiner to one side and drop the now standing Brian Pillman back to the mat with the Stunner.....

......still eyeing Austin carefully, Steiner throws the WWF Championship over his shoulder. Stone Cold walks back over to Big Poppa Pump, before slapping his hand against the gold winged eagle belt.....telling Steiner in no uncertain terms that he wants a shot at the title.....Steiner has never backed down from a challenge a day in his life, telling Austin any time....any place.....that seems to appease Austin, who nods his head........before kicking Steiner in the gut and nailing him with the Stone Cold Stunner......

......Austin gets down in Steinerís face, shouting Ē.....D.T.A.....Donít Trust Anyone son.....Ē before rolling out of the ring again and heading up the aisle......he reaches the entrance way and turns to look back, where Scott Steiner is up on all fours, staring at Steve Austin with a look of pure fury on his face, as the show comes to a close on a close up of the p*ssed off Big Poppa Pump.

Rating: A*

Final Rating: B+

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